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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is this passage ironical? on: October 23, 2014, 01:07:21 am
No, and the adjective form of "irony" is "ironic." The -al suffix is superfluous (unless you're trying to sound ironicalisticish.)

Your story has just a somewhat wry humorous observation.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 21, 2014, 03:38:27 am
I can tell it's summer because the mirror ball I hung at the kitchen window only makes a light display inside when the sun is at particular angles in the afternoon from this time of year until mid March. Today it began. It wasn't done on purpose this way, it was a happy accident a couple of years ago. We call it "fabulous hour." Added bonus: from torturing our two cats playing with laser pointers they've learned to randomly attack the spots of light that twirl on the walls and floor. Life is good.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of FreedomHawk on: October 21, 2014, 01:40:16 am
I had no idea he existed until he posted about me in the parody the previous poster thread with "I exist, guys!" which is a pretty cute observation. He genuinely hadn't crossed me radar until that point. Looking through his posts, he seems like a generic conservative hack, but I don't really have any opinion of him as a person. FF by default.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: parody the preceding atlasian's postings. on: October 20, 2014, 02:50:17 am
Hey guys I wrote a rhyme

I loves me some LeBron
My knees go weak for Fitzgerald
If he gave me gay marriage
My virginity'd be imperiled

I'd Kasich him on the lips
Let him O-hi!-o! up my valley
And if the press came calling
I'd tell them all about me

I'm a real straight shooter
You can put that blunt down
That's right, get your act together
Because Adam's in town

I've got no time for that freedom
I'm not that introspective
If sexuality weren't an issue
I'd be ultraconservative
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Look and Layout Preferences #10: First day of the week on the calendar on: October 20, 2014, 02:22:03 am
Beginning the week with Monday is upsetting to the Seventh Day Adventists and therefore I ask that infraction points be handed out for religious bigotry.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of "All About That Bass" on: October 20, 2014, 01:36:47 am
I had never heard this song.

I like poppy music, but I like varied instrumentation and lyrics too. This is very bland to me and, as mentioned, I found the actual lack of bass pretty silly. This was very straightforward and didn't inspire any emotions (though the dancing obese man was good for a smile).

As for the idea behind the song, it is okay. It's good to be positive about what you're stuck with. But it's not good to be proud of being unhealthy (or thinking that being a massive sweaty tub of bipedal grease is "perfect." Not that the singer herself is outrageously overweight.)

Overall, I'll be glad not to hear it again.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lima, Ohio: A portrait of not getting by in the Rust Belt on: October 19, 2014, 03:04:14 am
Interesting to hear that comparison with Toledo. The last time I was there I had this feeling of despair, it felt so lifeless and hopeless, like everyone had given up. The only maintained buildings in the city were public. That Lima feels even worse...
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 19, 2014, 02:58:32 am
Today we traveled to a small town south of here because my partner had a craving for a pie. I enjoyed a steak and curry pie, and met a bulldog outside the bakery. Her owner said his name was Jelly Beans. Adorable.

On the way there we'd passed some signs advertising fresh fish so we had an adventure finding that. Once there we waited patiently for an older woman to finish banging on about her late husband, then managed to convince the man we didn't need a whole kilo of whiting, thank you. On our way back to the car the old lady suddenly popped up to offer us fresh donuts she'd made for a church fundraiser. Free donuts. Win.

Then this arvo I dicked around in .NET while my partner napped. After she got up we cooked the fish in the actifry, and now we lounge until bedtime. Life is good.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Look and Layout Preferences #11: Use quick reply on topic display on: October 18, 2014, 11:02:26 pm
I almost exclusively use quick reply to post (normal)
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you think Christ's death was much like Sneakers O'Toole and opebo's banning? on: October 18, 2014, 08:05:59 pm
Christ's resurrection is the cul-de-sac of my faith.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Green Day on: October 18, 2014, 07:11:38 am
FB, but I couldn't stand listening to more than one song of theirs, say, a month? anymore. Were I still 15 sitting at a drum kit, I'd try and play through Dookie. Were I 18 and upset with George Bush, I'd listen to American Idiot. Now, maybe every now and then I'll enjoy a song for nostalgia. That's about it.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lima, Ohio: A portrait of not getting by in the Rust Belt on: October 18, 2014, 07:01:44 am
We don't really disagree. I think you just came across as a little unforgiving of the older generation who complain about the jobs drying up and don't do anything about it. The great majority of my own family who have remained in Ohio have done so almost exclusively because the living matriarch is there. Otherwise they'd be in Texas and California and wherever. Nevertheless they complain about how run-down and depressing it is and how hard it is to find a good job. But they can't abandon family in good conscious like I could, being only 21 and full of beans (kidney beans). In any case, tales of the particular particles of rust in the rust belt make for good reading, especially when they voice individual opinions of political affairs and figures, especially especially when Islamophobia and ideological inconsistencies are used to paint a portrait of being salt of the earth. Hilarious stuff.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lima, Ohio: A portrait of not getting by in the Rust Belt on: October 18, 2014, 05:00:51 am
It's still amazing to me how people in Ohio think that a quarter black population constitutes some sort of negro ghetto. A quarter black here is a mass affluent McMansion suburb.

People in Ohio (people in general actually) don't think about towns as "a quarter black." They think "there's way more black people than what I normally see" and connect that to run down, urban environments. I would hope most of them don't think one is a cause of the other, but they probably do.

I've only been through Lima a handful of times but it's similar to Toledo, where I grew up. NW Ohio is an unbelievably depressing place. But, like what Torie said (an excellent post by the way), your connections to family and friends can be an overwhelming force to keep you put. And isn't that kind of just fine?

dead0, Ohio is bleeding population like crazy. Texas is being overwhelmed with Midwesterners looking for work. The people who are not moving shouldn't be blamed for clinging to the lives they've already worked their asses off for just because they lost the arbitrary geography/prosperity lottery eventually (say that five times fast). Their kids will probably gtfo though. I got waay out, obviously, and my other siblings ended up in, well, Texas.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The t_host1 Institute of Comedy on: October 18, 2014, 04:29:31 am
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=200531.0

HockeyDude's posts.
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is hating hip-hop racist? on: October 18, 2014, 04:23:03 am
Clearly. It's not just coincidence that it happens to be the one genre of music invented by black people.

is this ironic or not I honestly can't tell

Very unusual for your sarcasm detector to be defunct.

I don't know shua well enough to have gleaned much of any indication that it was sarcastic. Truly a stupid thing to say with a straight face, but I can't see faces or hear inflections here. He should have used that abominable question/exclamation mark.

His follow up polka/Nazi reply did the trick though.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are gas prices where you're at? on: October 18, 2014, 04:14:05 am
1.59 (Australian dollars / litre) =
5.26729678 U.S. dollars / US gallon
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Am I really such a bad person? on: October 17, 2014, 11:50:28 pm
Kitten whiskers
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Am I really such a bad person? on: October 17, 2014, 11:43:57 pm
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of wormyguy on: October 17, 2014, 08:10:28 pm
He's a wart.

(Accidentally voted FF)
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is hating hip-hop racist? on: October 17, 2014, 08:04:01 pm
Clearly. It's not just coincidence that it happens to be the one genre of music invented by black people.

Uh huh.

..what?
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters would you most like as a roommate? on: October 17, 2014, 08:46:49 am

The question was "which posters would you most like as a roommate".

The answer in NONE.

That's the most straightforward answer you can imagine.

Nah its dodging. Everybody would prefer having their own space, as you said. The underlying premise of the question was that if you had to share a flat with someone, who would you choose?

In that case I'd choose Kalwejt or Antonio V because we'd all leave each other alone.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: So there's a new PC game coming out called "Hatred"... on: October 17, 2014, 03:29:09 am
Another win for viral marketing and faux-disaffected youth.

I remember when Manhunt came out. If it weren't for the outrage I never would have given it the time of day. I wasn't particularly good at it.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: posters you find entertaining on: October 17, 2014, 12:39:22 am
Angus, Lief, Bacon King, Snowstalker, Al, Mechaman, BRTD. Probably more.

I like a lot of you but I doubt necessarily find your posts "entertaining" per se.

Also people saying BK leaving would ruin the forum said the same of Gabu.. years ago.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters would you most like as a roommate? on: October 17, 2014, 12:31:36 am
I don't want a roommate.

But if you call first, maybe you can come over later.
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would an atheist president bother you? on: October 12, 2014, 03:47:00 am
No, someone's religious beliefs would not really factor into my assessment of that person as President

I wish I were so inclined, that must feel good to profess. I would distrust on the basis of some religions - Scientology, for example. And some flavors of major religions. Although religion and its tenants are expected to be a little odd sometimes, some beliefs flag people in my brain as more than a little off kilter.

An atheist wouldn't bother me, though. Someone earlier mentioned they like the idea of their leader believing they aren't at the top, beholden unto no-one. They always are, though, because the people are greater collectively than their leader and have much more power.
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