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Childlessness is one effective bulwark against some of the precarity inherent in late-stage capitalism. [more]
favorited 19 times, recently by mwhybark, adrienneleigh, JoeXIII007, Meow Face, elsietheeel, Mesaverdian, busted_crayons, jeffburdges, oneswellfoop, Kitty Stardust, EXISTENZ IS PAUSED, Faint of Butt, faineg, officer_fred, domo, The Card Cheat, genpfault, supermedusa, spacewaitress
MeFi comment - 2 months ago

>Well, it sure has in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sounds like an ideal future for us all. That's how we want to live, that shining example. [more]
favorited 15 times, recently by numaner, FireFountain, fiercecupcake, Heywood Mogroot III, Proofs and Refutations, zombieflanders, Caduceus, Lexica, Foosnark, jedicus, sotonohito, tobascodagama, maxsparber, cjorgensen, witchen
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

is that opening up a vulnerability too? Assume everything is a vulnerability. Every account has been compromised, every email stolen, everything you put on the internet kept in a file somewhere with your name on it. It's safer than… [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by skoosh, snsranch, IncognitoErgoSum, ob1quixote, ethical_caligula, DSime, Bella Donna, Faintdreams, adrienneleigh, jeffburdges, lalochezia, Laotic, corb, gucci mane, FireballForever, bstreep, tobascodagama
MeFi comment - 3 months ago

>zenyatta wears pants so genji is has deliberately chosen to remain robonude except for his metal robothong Zenyatta is a robot seeking his humanity. Genji is a human struggling with his post-humanity. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by Windopaene, dialMforMara
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

The problem with warning people about The Boot is that when the folks you like are Wearing The Boot, warning about the existence of The Boot and how you don't get to say for certain that somebody you like will always be Wearing The Boot is seen as… [more]
favorited 6 times, recently by You Can't Tip a Buick, shalom, klanawa, BlueHorse, indubitable, penduluum
MeFi comment - 4 months ago

The problem isn't wealth inequality. It's RISK inequality. Very few of us are set for life. The rest of us are over a barrel. And a salary in the 95th percentile still puts you in the precarious class. I am someone who is living the… [more]
favorited 17 times, recently by thetarium, drunkonthemoon, Salamandrous, gamera, zymil, the latin mouse, twist my arm, His thoughts were red thoughts, mordax, schroedinger, virago, palindromic, cooker girl, PMdixon, notquitemaryann, miyabo, Kutsuwamushi
MeFi comment - 5 months ago

To paraphrase a recent Chapo Trap House; "I don't think the important question is why there aren't more women billionaires, the question should be why are there billionaires." I don't want a politics that insists on equal opportunity… [more]
favorited 16 times, recently by Space Coyote
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

At least Bush wasn't pretending Trump was something he's not. The entire media and political establishment in our country is guilty of this, if Fallon is. Remember the Pied Piper Strategy email? Even the Clinton camp did not take Trump… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by some loser, Pendragon, BrotherCaine, doctornemo, CottonCandyCapers
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

For example, I don't care about Kathy Griffin except to the extent that I wonder if she'll ever have this type of "I'm sorry, please watch me again" narrative available to her. I find it pretty hard to get worked up over the… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by oceanjesse, ethical_caligula, jenfullmoon, busted_crayons
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Alt right shitheads are having a fucking meltdown about this on twitter. White genocide propaganda, etc. etc. [more]
favorited 12 times, recently by Monochrome, ymgve, faineg, CottonCandyCapers, Fiberoptic Zebroid and The Hypnagogic Jerks, ShawnStruck, EatTheWeak, qxntpqbbbqxl, InkDrinker, radicalawyer, jdotglenn, BrotherCaine
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Reel in those expectations, I think you're about to lose them in the great pee-stream of Trump's America. I'm expecting nothing less than a second term. Unless democrats can get their heads out of their asses policy-wise, write… [more]
favorited 11 times, recently by missmerrymack, Proofs and Refutations, atoxyl, j_curiouser, arabelladragon, JHarris, Yowser, schadenfrau, Johnny Wallflower, ursus_comiter, sutt
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

This is neat, and an amazing piece of marketing for Ableton. Ableton's content marketing strategy has been AAA quality for a few years now. For what is essentially a piece of niche software, they are everywhere in the culture,… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by mundaneum, oceanjesse, MrVisible
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

My cynical take on this is that there is no escaping the co-opting of every, single, positive, emergent social movement under the umbrella of crass consumerism For everything you love and hope for, somebody's trying to find a way to sell… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by Archimedes, pxe2000, wildblueyonder
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

Somebody needs to register the username "a chap named Zog" ASAP I strongly advise reading as much about King Zog of Albania as you can. He survived more assassination attempts than any other head of state, including one in which… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by bluesapphires, Huffy Puffy, Katjusa Roquette, kalimac, evilDoug, Songdog, Apocryphon, clew
MeFi comment - 8 months ago


Imagine being so into commodities derivatives or whatever that you install an enormous, pricy piece of guerilla art on Wall Street. [more]
favorited 24 times, recently by naoko
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

How rich do you all think Obama will be someday? I mean, he already gets invited to the private islands with Richard Branson and superyachts with Bill Gates. What's the ceiling? Will the 99% ever turn on him the way we have these people? What… [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by indubitable, Aubergine, Beholder, benzenedream
MeFi comment - 8 months ago

In a just world, the response statue wouldn't have been the little girl, but instead Rosa Luxemburg, on the back of the bull, slitting his throat. [more]
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MeFi comment - 9 months ago

Chapo Trap House dragged him with their usual skill. James Adomian does an eerily good impression: https://soundcloud.com/chapo-trap-house/episode-90-gorkas-revenge-feat-sebastian-gorka-31217 [more]
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MeFi comment - 9 months ago

I find the obsessive RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA to be disappointing for so many reasons. 1) Find a fall guy, let them fall, and the problem goes away for him. I just don't see this being something he's impeached for, would love to be wrong, but I bet… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Uh maybe because whatever is going on with RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA is you know kind of a really big fucking deal? It might be, might not be, I'm just saying the odds of it getting you what you want are slim to none, and that the efforts… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

turntraitor, maybe get your own blog? I'm going to bed, but this doesn't give me warm fuzzies for the breadth of debate we usually see here on the blue. [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

We need people we haven't heard of yet. Yeah, the shallowness of the DNC's bench is yet another data point in the constellation of electoral mismanagement they have undertaken. [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

So you have a problem with Nixon going down? I would've much preferred actual investigations by the other branches, rather than a guy pissed off because he didn't get the job he wanted. Deep Throat was a right-wing reactionary who… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Have you been following all these threads? Yeah, I have. I'm just trying to advocate against what I see is a false hope, which then leads to disappointment, which leads to disengagement. Not to mention the whole problem of opening up… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

So Bernie? I wouldn't be opposed, but I'd love someone younger and maybe a political outsider. I want somebody who polls well, who gets high marks for "seems honest" and "seems like they mean what they say." I am… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Greenwald has extremely variable standards of truth That's a pretty serious accusation to make about a journalist, I'm sure you've got documentation that backs it up. [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

. None of that is effected by the Russia investigations. I agreed with most of your post except this, j-steaks. The Russia Investigation is an article of faith now. I think people can look at it as this black box they hope produces the… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

We are not going to make it as a country to 2020 going at the pace we are going at right now. We need to worry about right now. I believe this is giving Trump & co. way too much credit. We'll still be a country, it'll just be shittier… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

So we should just ignore and situation that could lead to the reshaping of geo-political alliances around the world No, but you shouldn't make more of it than it is, and focus just as much on really examining how badly the democrats… [more]
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MeFi comment - 10 months ago

I thought Hemsworth did a great job, and I enjoyed his bits, except for the ending. The ending was all kinds of screwed up. I thought the cameos from the original were awful. How do you not give Bill Murray a single laugh line? How is… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

My opinion is largely in sync with what the Chapo Trap House episode with Amber A'lee Frost said about the movie. It's just not that funny; it is OK in the first 1/3rd, then just gets tiresome. SPOILERS AHEAD: Let's just address one facet of… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Biederman is 1/3rd of the founding group of dirtbag left podcast Chapo Trap House, now 1/5th (1/6th if you count the producer) of the current group. As much as they are bagged on for their uncivil and well...dirtbaggy ethos, this kind of… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

The responsibility for war crimes should be held by those in command. "I was just following orders" is back baby! [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Next week in The Intercept: Russian special forces deliver 23 babies in Aleppo on one day! Also adopt puppy! "Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

You might have thought that the big shakeout in the journalism job market would have cut out all the dead weight and left us with the people who know how to do their job, and you would be wrong. *unplugs headphones from dongle, unplugs… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Two drinks at the bar, distractions on the plane, and when I get turbulence, I close my eyes, sit up straight, put my hands on my knees, breathe in through my nose, out through my mouth, and visualize that I'm on a bus, which are frequently just as… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Drink this in the winter, and Coca Cola and red wine in the summer. It's called a Kalimotxo/Calimocho and the teens of Spain will accept your gratitude at a time and place of your convenience. [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Also in retrospect it's kind of strange that they would try to downplay his importance, because isn't that more embarrassing? It is a no-win situation for them. If Snowden was a glorified data janitor, then how did he walk out with the… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Back in the Simon & Simon days, I thought that Gerald McRaney had the finest ass on television. Major Dadbod [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Unless you're planning on non-electoral methods to oust Trump and the people he's bringing with him, calling the people who voted for him racists, and making your electoral efforts about them, is a path to reelecting him, or somebody worse than him… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

I think it's pretty telling that the responses to my comment focused on this part: Put together a platform that addresses the real, material circumstances of a wide swath of the electorate, and make that plan the centerpiece of your run… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

I thought it was predictable, boring, and at times even insulting. It was Shitty Marriage Noir, and from the moment Nick first talked to his sister after the cops, I knew he was hiding something, but because it's Fincher, it's not that obvious,… [more]
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FanFare comment - Last year

She was the best part by far of a focus grouped mediocrity that was sold as a feminist vanguard with some poop jokes. It was marketed very, very well by some people who really understand the current tenor of the culture wars on the internet,… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

Both of these give more power to those with more money, and no power to those with no money. The average Egg Troll, the kind that participate in hatemobs, are people with no money. Your Milos and the like are rare, and toothless… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

I keep waiting for the moment that someone takes Alex Blumberg aside and says, "Look... you know podcasts don't make any money, right?" Podcasts can definitely make money. Patreon seems to be a great route to doing so. Chapo… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

I haven't watched a trailer (outside of a theater, where I am held captive) for probably a year or two now--I suppose one or two must've snuck in during a Superbowl viewing or something, but none that I can remember. It's part of an overall… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

I was a writer (what graf artists call themselves) and a tagger in my youth. 1. What else have I got? Nobody knows me and I don't matter, but the other people who do this respect me, and I respect them. It's a subculture that is about art and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - Last year

This will not be solved via political means because the culture loves guns too much. We teach ourselves to love them and the power they seem to give in our films, the video games we play and the cartoons we watch as toddlers. Real talk, a… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

The issues matter. But your name doesn't matter. I agree, it doesn't matter to anyone else. But I have to accept that if I vote for Clinton, some kids in Waziristan will be missing limbs, relatives, and the ability to have any kind of… [more]
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MeFi comment - Last year

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