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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2014
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2014
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    ???
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2014
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    I was planning on bribing Robin to edit Wood's post with the link, but then I felt like it might've come off a bit mean-spirited.

    Creepypasta.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2014
     (11238.25)
    @ allana

    That was all cool, if slightly disappointing because I was expecting tales of malevolent spaghetti.
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    @allana et al: here's my Treadwells lecture on Slendy & the occult:

    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2014
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    Guys, If I'm supposed to do things, you gotta give me the script.
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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2014
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    We'll get this routine down yet.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2014
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2014
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    @RenThing, the best part of that story? The woman is Cormac McCarthy's ex-wife, and this apparently took place after a dispute about aliens.

    Which of course prompted the internet to write about the event in the voice of Cormac McCarthy.

    "She was in the doorway. She had stripped in there and dressed her body for the boudoir, soft ladyclothes baring flesh and something more, down at the forking of her legs. Hard nickelplate steel, the Smith & Wesson. Her hand was on it.
    Whos crazy."
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2014
     (11238.31)
    Harlan Ellison, or at least his voice and a character version of him, will appear on The Simpsons this coming Sunday.
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    @RenThing six posts up, but I did leave it as the URL so it isn't so clear ;)
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2014
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    "Why I Bought A House In Detroit For $500"

    An incredible read about the rise and fall (and now another kind of rise) of Detroit. Contains a couple of feels, too.
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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2014
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    In the US.
    Chris Hedges - The Last Gasp of American Democracy

    While in the UK we have a feudal anachronism throwing out a bill to trivialise criminality.
    Lords reject government's antisocial, crime and policing bill

    I really don't know.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 12th 2014
     (11238.36)
    @ Doc Ocassi

    It sounds more like your "feudal anachronism" just threw out a bill designed to criminalize trivialities. Speaking as an American, I think we could desperately use some feudal anachronism to help protect our freedoms like it just protected yours.
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2014
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    ^ As much as instinctively hate the House of Lords and all that it stands for, they do seem to be fairly sensible a lot of the time
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
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    The Lords exists as a 'check and balance' on the government. It can't actively block anything forever these days, parliament can veto it, but it tends to do a great job of pointing out when parliament is trying to do something that is just downright illegal or unenforceable. OK, a lot of the time it's doing that because most of them are lawyers and don't want to have to deal with half baked badly implemented changes to UK law in their day jobs, but it's done a pretty decent job in recent years of stopping some truly crazy things going through.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
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    OK, a lot of the time it's doing that because most of them are lawyers and don't want to have to deal with half baked badly implemented changes to UK law in their day jobs, but it's done a pretty decent job in recent years of stopping some truly crazy things going through.


    Based on that right there, I want to emigrate to Great Britain.
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2014
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    Unfortunately they are unelected, and only a few are cross party.