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    @dorkmuffin, makes sense

    shark brain
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    Slick Willy Clinton.

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    From Nathan Kensinger Photography

    "The Hole is a small triangle of land divided in half by Brooklyn and Queens, and is located west of the intersection of Linden and Conduit Boulevard. The Hole is literally a hole. It is "30 feet below grade," according to the NY Times, sunken down from the busy roads around it. The neighborhood floods often and is only a few feet above the water table, so its homes are "not incorporated into the city sewer system. They all have cesspools," according to the NY Times. Streets are threatened by reedy marshes, and many residents keep a boat parked in the driveway."


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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    Via James Bridle's New Aesthetic Tumblr:

    Turkish drone shooting heralds a new age of civillian counter-surveillance | News | Geek.com

    “A quad-rotor RC drone of the type available all over the internet was recently shot down by police in Istanbul during one of the city’s many recent protests.”
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    Someone's taken the time to put together a 12 disk collection of some cool music and made it available for download.
    A Reference Of Female-Fronted Punk Rock: 1977-89
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013 edited
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    @ texture

    Yeah, that's funny, but still, honestly, as for as Worst Things go, no, not so much.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    #firstworldproblemshumourfail
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    Great at parties
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    In other news, ALIENS

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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    @ allana

    Yeah, sorry for spitting on the funny. It's just one of those things that makes me so goddam angry. First, it's an utterly hideous abomination that should be destroyed from off the face of the earth. Second, the hypocrisy. Because I know that if it was a bunch of women cutting the dicks off of little white boys to "promote fidelity in marriage" we'd by occupying those areas with extreme prejudice.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2013
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    Man, we just can't get good hyperbole anymore these days.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2013
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    Hyperbole in my day involved both things of enormous size and walking in multiple uphill directions in the snow.



    (Don't mind me, just being snarky for my own amusement)
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2013
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    @johnjones, etc.

    Feel free to ignore me if you don't feel like having a serious conversation about real life, but ...

    There's something in the emotional affect here, the way you interjected that, that very much reminded me of a WC poster a few years ago who was militantly angry about women's reproductive rights. [Like, this person felt that pregnancy and labour is dangerous to a woman's body, in that sometimes women die giving birth, therefore science should've perfected test-tube baby-ing long ago so that women would never have to 'bear that burden.' As though our biological ability was somehow a hindrance, because we were too fragile and precious to be awarded the agency in deciding to use that ability.] I'm not saying your argument has anything to do with that [like seriously people I am not comparing rhetorical content here] but your vehemence here is just kind of weird. It was very much an interjection of a non-sequitur into another conversation, and your anger, while justified 'cause mutilation hella sucks duh, just came out of left field.

    The left-field-ness is probably because this is the internet, where only very rarely and through massive consensual will do real societally-helpful things occur. It's one thing to be pissed about something and rail about it on the internet, but somehow the justification-level of your anger (since this is a real thing that hella sucks duh) is super disproportionate to the venue/medium. You know? To be angry about a real thing and go to the internet of all places to interject it into conversation is the weird part. Being angry and wanting to talk about it is fine. But I guess there's an "authenticity" or something to activitism that is kind of sacred, and it's almost like proper anger and activisim gets betrayed in a way when these things get bantered around on the internet like this. If, every time someone uses a hyperbolic phrase like "EPIC" on a sports video, you bounce back with some Sagan rant about the grandeur of outer space, you're maybe missing the point.


    (I just want to reiterate that the content of your ideas and the target of your rage is very much not in question. Yes I compared you to another womens'-bodily-rights commenter, but not because of the content. I'm only interested in dissecting conversational flow here. Is everyone cool on that? Good.)
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2013
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    Let me try to clarify a few things. First off, I wasn't (and am not) angry with you or texture. The large majority of my anger stemmed from rereading the link I posted and was directed at those who perpetrate genital mutilation. However, I will admit that at least some of my anger is directed at the self-absorption of Western (especially US) culture as exemplified by those 21 "Absolute Worst Things in the World."

    Also, I'm kind of old. I turn 45 this year. I remember the Soviet Union as the Enemy. I spent my teen years in the 80s fully expecting to either endure a nuclear holocaust or grow up and die with the Cold War as a permanent thing. I figured 300 years from then the USA and USSR will still be growling at each other, fingers on the button. I also remember the 90s when the USSR fell right the fuck apart and the Enemy became a place where we got our vodka and supermodels. So, I'm really aware of how something that seems permanent can quickly fall apart.

    I also follow Thomas Barnett, who prophesied the USSRs fall and is one of the leading proponents of globalization. The specter of nuclear war is effectively gone. MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) worked beyond our wildest and most demented dreams. Not only is nuclear war essentially gone, but so is nation-state war. The only thing left, conflict-wise is failed states who breed terrorists like mosquito fens. This is a, if not the, golden opportunity to Flip This World. We have, right now, the chance to go for the Star Trek future but it feels like we're too head-up-our-asses to do anything except wait for the Grim Meathook.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2013
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    Those are two pretty extreme ends of a very long continuum. I think there's more than enough room in the middle for the near future to fall into.
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    Hey guys, lets move on to what is REALLY important!

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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2013
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