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    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2009
    @taphead I have 5 more levels. The rest I managed to complete during work hours.
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2009
    ...and that's the most disturbing thing about him/her (please god, be a him), is it?
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    Two Germans needed hospital treatment after they fought a pitched battle in a supermarket with salamis used as clubs and a chunk of Parmesan cheese brandished like a dagger.
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2009
    @Mark Seifert - Best part of article:

    The trolley was undamaged
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    @Mark Seifert:

    Made me think of this:

    • CommentAuthorbtnash
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009
    @Lani - Woops, that link and my comment are completely unrelated sorry. The top sci fi films is just a good little list, and I should have posted a seperate link to the Press' top films list...

    Okay, it was actually Total Film's list. Not the best of starts to this whole regular posting stuff gig =)
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    @BMTMC - Hah! I'm totally stealing this.
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    I really wish I'd found this online store before now. Granted, I'm too poor to be buying people Kristmas presents, but I'd totally make more effort to shop from here:


    not to mention the forensic kits!
    • CommentAuthorZombi
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009
    @citruscreed - He might be pretentious douchebag, but the man has a point. The way we [the web 2.0. generation] treat information mentally is quite different from how it has traditionally been done. We are being trained to take in as much information as possible, without actually going into depth on whatever subject or, as an extension, storing that info. The mindset that we can have whatever we might need info on at the tap of a keyboard is destructive on our ability to remember things. The mindset of 4chan is actually quite interesting on these terms, as it seems to be the pinnacle of the responsibility-free, ADHD riddled web.

    And, yes, the economy has changed, as the marked has changed. That you're on this board and reading a free, online comic is proof of that.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009
    Yep, sure. I wouldn't argue (much) with most of that.
    However, you just made the point more precisely in about 100 words than the writer managed in about 2000.
    I don't think it takes a massive surfeit of vision to see those things. In fact, I'd say such an insight is so commonplace as to be barely worth repeating.
    Yes, 4chan is an interesting phenomenon for all sorts of reasons. But it has a kind of bizarre, sickening glamour about it that causes people to get all excited and make all kinds of absurd claims about it's potential. It's just a playpen with shit smeared all over the walls. Anons grow up and get bored but 4chan stays the same.
    Sure it's a new model for communication and community (at least outside Japan) but it's pretty far from being
    our best preview of where human consciousness is going

    Ultimately, if this guy was even trying to make the point that you so charitably distilled for him, then it got lost somewhere among all the wanking over what a clever chap he is.
    The Chans are like a particularly huge toxin processor for human consciousness.
    no, no they're not.
    The brave pioneers of 4chan are the Magellans of media desensitization
    again, no they're not.
    The kaleidoscope of the Internet is more endless, more distracting and more mutating than even the most potent psychedelic drugs could have ever prepared us for. And 4chan is the ultimate, final trip.
    no, it's really not. also: he needs to get some better drugs.

    My problem with this boils down to the fact that I think there are important things worth saying about 4chan, some of them very interesting but that this utter twonk has missed his opportunity to say them. He really didn't have any original point to make so he padded out this article with a bunch of meaningless drivel. By characterising the chans as some sort of spiritual cognition-fucking addiction he aims to excuse his own inability to deliver any kind of thoughtful reasoned discussion. Instead he carries himself away on a doomed flight of fancy which ignores the crucial fact that words like 'correlation' and 'shamanic' have actual meanings and plummets headlong into a sucking bog of crappy metaphors that must have seemed really penetrating and illustrative when he submitted this at 5am right before he chopped out another line of Zoloft.
    /rant off
    sorry :P
    Besides, we all know that ebaums is where shit really goes down.
    Lego Parkour
    • CommentAuthorLani
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009
    @btnash - no worries!

    @Mark Seifert - that story made my morning.
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    It's not the dolphins you have to fear.

    It's the octopuses.

    They're nature's Navy SEALs.
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009
    CA Drugs

    "The Tax & Regulate Cannabis 2010 campaign has just achieved a major victory in its efforts to legalize marijuana for all adults in California -- they have gathered the signatures necessary for inclusion on the state's November ballot"
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009
    This is pretty cool - it was actually made by Peter Watts, the sci-fi author who got beat up by the border police.
    • CommentAuthorbtnash
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009
    @BMTMC - Hah! I'm totally stealing this.

    Now that's a Christmas message I can get behind.
    • CommentAuthorLani
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009 edited
    I have glimpsed the future, and all that can be said is
    OH, YEAH!!

    Edit: Bonus!
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2009
    you know it´s true!
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    @icelandbob - Oh yes!
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    ...I came here to post the Morgan Freeman change of command.

    SadPanda face goes here.