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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » July 17th, 2017, 9:13 am

I'm doing my best to be balanced, though I suppose there's a possibility that people on either side could come away from things thinking their side is getting the brunt of it or that. (Maybe they'd even be right to think this.) I suppose there's also a possibility that someone might not recognize that one ideology or another is even being criticized, or they might see championing in the place of the intended criticism.

I hope it's at least evident to readers that my criticisms are sloppy and shallow. They're consciously sloppy and shallow, but I know going in that I may not be given the benefit of the doubt where this is concerned. I also realize my conscious sloppiness and shallowness could be met, fairly, with a "So what?" or a "How about something a little more productive and a little less simplistic?" I don't really have a good answer to either of these. I'm not sophisticated enough a thinker for that. The best I can hope for (I was saying this to Jubbers just yesterday) is that a handful of readers will come away wondering whether what they've just read was art or trash.

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Re: Random

Post by Mal Shot First » July 19th, 2017, 9:18 am

I watched this recording of a live performance of Ozzy Osbourne's "Bark at the Moon" last night and was struck by his oddly stiff stage presence.



I think I was too young to have seen Ozzy on TV in his younger years, so my main image of him is as an old man on that reality show he had. On the show, he basically moved around the way he does in the video, only more slowly, but I had always attributed his strange way of moving to his age and the years of drug use. Turns out he's just an awkward motherfucker.

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Re: Random

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » July 20th, 2017, 10:36 am

Jubboiter is depressed. She misses school. We pushed for summer school, but the school board decided she'd made too much progress to need it. Next year, we're going to get her psychiatrist to write a strongly worded letter insisting that she do summer school--for her mental health's sake, but also for mine.

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Re: Random

Post by Mal Shot First » October 11th, 2017, 8:58 pm

This was prettyy, prettyyy, pretty interesting:
http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/curb-you ... -song.html

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Post by Space Tycoon » November 16th, 2017, 7:00 pm

I wonder if I should start doing a video log for YouTube.

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Post by Mal Shot First » November 16th, 2017, 9:03 pm

Go for it - you've got nothing to lose! Except maybe the time it takes to make a video.

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Re: Random

Post by Space Tycoon » November 17th, 2017, 11:13 am

Yeah.

Probably just movie/tv reviews at first, occasionally books. The odd current events/political stuff.

All I need is a snappy name.

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Re: Random

Post by Mal Shot First » November 17th, 2017, 1:59 pm

Is Space Tycoon no longer snappy enough?

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » November 17th, 2017, 3:42 pm

It turns out "Vegan Libertarian" is already a thing. Shame. Feels like a real grabber/curiosity sparker.

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Re: Random

Post by Space Tycoon » November 18th, 2017, 5:56 am

Mal Shot First wrote:
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Is Space Tycoon no longer snappy enough?
Well, unless "snappy" is now another word for "dorky," I think not, sadly.

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Post by Space Tycoon » November 18th, 2017, 5:59 am

The Swollen Goiter of God wrote:
November 17th, 2017, 3:42 pm
It turns out "Vegan Libertarian" is already a thing. Shame. Feels like a real grabber/curiosity sparker.
I don't really think I am a Libertarian in the "big l" sense anymore. Shh, don't tell anyone. Maybe more of an all-purpose futurist.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » November 18th, 2017, 8:37 am

There it is. "All-Purpose Futurist." It's perfect. It'll get asses in seats.

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Re: Random

Post by Mal Shot First » November 18th, 2017, 9:42 am

Space Tycoon wrote:
November 18th, 2017, 5:56 am
Mal Shot First wrote:
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Is Space Tycoon no longer snappy enough?
Well, unless "snappy" is now another word for "dorky," I think not, sadly.
Dorky is the new cool.

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Re: Random

Post by Mal Shot First » November 18th, 2017, 9:45 am

Case in point:
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1990s dork = 2010s hipster

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Re: Random

Post by Space Tycoon » November 18th, 2017, 10:01 am

Now that I think about it, I don't really believe Urkel was an accurate representation of scientifically-inclined African-American youth in the 90's.

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Re: Random

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » November 18th, 2017, 10:57 am

I think Urkel would only pass visually for a hipster. His overall manner, nasally voice, genuine scientific aptitude, lack of a trust fund, relatively slight knowledge of the indie music scene, and lack of any real sense of irony would exclude him from most hipster reindeer games.

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Post by Space Tycoon » November 18th, 2017, 12:04 pm

Me too. I got the beard and the snark, as well as a fondness for indie music. But really only half a hipster. Half assed/hipped?

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Re: Random

Post by Space Tycoon » November 27th, 2017, 5:48 pm

I wonder if I need a laptop for this venture? Or would a phone suffice. I only ask because my laptop seems to have experienced a brain anyeurism.

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Re: Random

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » November 27th, 2017, 6:02 pm

A lot of it probably depends on how quickly and comfortably you can type on a phone and how often you think you'll be generating formatting tags.

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