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Paranatural [chat]

EddyEddy Gengar the BittersweetRegistered User regular
edited December 2011 in Debate and/or Discourse
You all know who I am. You know I make fun of comics. Achewood and Bloom County are the only things in my eyes reconciling comics with any attempt at theodicy.

But this: http://paranatural.net/

this is an amazing comic.

Do not be alarmed by its Japanophile leanings or its seemingly archetypal protagonist. Give it ten strips, that is all I ask. It is amazing. It is funny. It is beautiful. It's the Tyler Durden of webcomics.

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Are you a bad enough dude or dudette to try it out?

There are moments when the Gengar is as numinous
as words, days that are the good flesh continuing.
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  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular
    I posted it in the last [chat] but it I want to post it again cause I thought it was an interesting article.

    http://deadspin.com/5872125/
    Well, that about wraps up yet another shitty year of the new millennium. I don't know about you, but I personally can't wait to see what future shitty years have in store: rising water prices, a sharp growth in armed RoHoWa militias, a new Pitbull album ... everything shitty is on the table, people.

    But if there was one glaring, constant theme of American life in 2011, it was this: 2011 was officially the year we became a fully realized nation of trolls.

    We now live in a country where it pays to be hated far more than it pays to be loved, where pissing people off is somehow viewed as a valuable commodity. We've been building to this shit for a while now, ever since Slate Magazine was founded and Sarah Palin pulled her first shotgun out of her pussy. 2011 has represented the apex of trolling nationwide. Consider these milestones:

    • Rebecca Black releases "Friday."

    • The Killing winds up getting nominated for a handful of Emmys and even made one year-end Top 10 list, despite the fact that every reasonable human being fucking despised it by the end of its first season.

    • Kim Kardashian makes $14 million off a marriage that the general public knew well in advance to be fraudulent.

    ...

    You get the idea. From WikiLeaks to David Stern to bank CEOs who have somehow eluded prosecution, the enduring theme of 2011 will be that it pays to be a ruinous societal shitstain. Take it from someone who has joined in the fun on more than one occasion. You're not getting anywhere in this country anymore if you're a good person who wants to make a valuable contribution to society. Do you know what happens to people in America today who do good things? They DIE. They invent the iPad, and then they get pancreatic cancer and die. Meanwhile, Rick fucking Perry still lives and breathes. That's how it works now. I remember when Sarah Palin, the original Troll Doll, first came on the scene in 2008, and some asshole commentator basically said that her main gift was her ability to piss off liberals. And I thought: "Well, that's not actually a gift. You can't do anything with that. Being able to piss people off isn't a skill." Holy shit was I wrong. That shrieking cunt is ass rich now, all because she speaks out vehemently against ideas that make perfect sense.

    So if you're looking to get ahead in 2012, I strongly advise you to look to the trolls. Go out and key someone's car. Be the lone American to write an effusive obit of Kim Jong Il. Watch more 2 Broke Girls. You will soon find yourself rich and happier in a nation where everything has been fucked inside out.

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
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    Also known as the end of the world to some Mayanphiles.

    And if Ron Paul really has a chance of getting the GOP nomination, maybe they're right!

    So what do you have on your list of (final) New Years' resolutions?

    Kagera on
    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    heh, "the original Troll Doll"

    There are moments when the Gengar is as numinous
    as words, days that are the good flesh continuing.
  • EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    But seriously, the idea of our culture becoming a cynical, shitstains-will-win-in-the-end thing ... only 3 years after Obama's historic election? This is just the rocky teenage years of American culture as it shifts from a top-down media hierarchy to a bottom-up (or perhaps vertical) social media hierarchy.

    There are moments when the Gengar is as numinous
    as words, days that are the good flesh continuing.
  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Ass.

    Hole.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Hmmmm
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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    i wonder what percentage of 7' tall men in america play professional basketball

  • TavTav Registered User regular
    I'm always nicely surprised when I remember that the dude outta The Mountain Goats likes metal.

  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    Kagera wrote:
    Ass.

    Hole.

    Yours was more appropriate, Kagera, but then I looked in there and saw the earth blowing up. That's a downer.

  • EddyEddy Gengar the Bittersweet Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    This was like my favorite colorway of the year. Not quite as over-the-top as Doernbecher 4s, not as muted like the heather grey / sky blue combo
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    Eddy on
    There are moments when the Gengar is as numinous
    as words, days that are the good flesh continuing.
  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote:
    Kagera wrote:
    Ass.

    Hole.

    Yours was more appropriate, Kagera, but then I looked in there and saw the earth blowing up. That's a downer.

    What if it leads to a civilization that is better than ours though?

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • FeralFeral That's what I do. I drink, and I know things. Registered User regular
    I don't understand the mention of Slate in that article.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    Organichu wrote:
    i wonder what percentage of 7' tall men in america play professional basketball

    I bet it is shockingly high. Like way up there.

  • ElkiElki learned nothing, and forgotten nothing Moderator, ClubPA mod
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  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular
    Why are the James Bond films rated so low?

  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    Clearly I have been going about this Netflix thing all wrong.

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Because Even the best James Bond movie is a 3 star at best.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • ElkiElki learned nothing, and forgotten nothing Moderator, ClubPA mod
    dbrock270 wrote:
    Why are the James Bond films rated so low?

    They're not rated low, but I just added a bunch of them to instant, and Netflix doesn't think I'll like them.

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    it's what it thinks elki will rate them

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  • ElkiElki learned nothing, and forgotten nothing Moderator, ClubPA mod
    For example, Moonraker:
    Our best guess for Ahmed:2.4 stars

    Average of 646,619 ratings: 3.6 stars

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  • ArchArch doctor of beetle bugs Registered User regular
    Because...james bond kind of sucks?

    I don't think the older movies have held up well at all

    Goldeneye is still alright, but I can't watch some of the other movies

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Elki wrote:
    For example, Moonraker:
    Our best guess for Ahmed:2.4 stars

    Average of 646,619 ratings: 3.6 stars

    Moonraker is a 1.5 star movie.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • ArchArch doctor of beetle bugs Registered User regular
    Don't get me wrong, I love watching some Bond, and as campy fun it is alright

    But yeah, what Kagera said is true

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Did Netflix ever sort out whether they were or were not continuing to offer DVDs by post?

    They're launching in the UK soon-ish, and I may be convinced to switch to them, but I still want TV series DVDs by post.

  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular
    Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace were really good.

    Everything else before that are pretty much camp, but they're alright.

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    Strangely I think the Brosnan Bonds are the films that have aged least well, but people tend to disagree with me on that.

  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck be kind Registered User regular
    I MEAN DONT GET ME WRONG

  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    Skippy is a murderer.

  • ArchArch doctor of beetle bugs Registered User regular
    I MEAN DONT GET ME WRONG

    Okay, you can get me a little wrong

    If, you know, you like that

  • ArchArch doctor of beetle bugs Registered User regular
    What is up [chat]

    Why can't you be a Fencer in more games?

    Why is the Fencer job in Tactics Advance 2 limited to the bunnygirls? Why is the fencer in this Fire Emblem game a girl?

    Fencing is like the gentlemanlyiest thing ever and apparently Japan fucked it up?

    What are some other games that you can be a fencer or kill mans with a rapier

  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular

  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    Don't get skippy wrong but he hates the coloreds.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    Arch wrote:
    What is up [chat]

    Why can't you be a Fencer in more games?

    Why is the Fencer job in Tactics Advance 2 limited to the bunnygirls? Why is the fencer in this Fire Emblem game a girl?

    Fencing is like the gentlemanlyiest thing ever and apparently Japan fucked it up?

    What are some other games that you can be a fencer or kill mans with a rapier

    Hah hah fencers cannot beat the samurai or ninja, American.

  • SarksusSarksus Registered User regular
    Dark Souls has a rapier I think.

  • ArchArch doctor of beetle bugs Registered User regular
    Sarksus wrote:
    Dark Souls has a rapier I think.

    Demon's souls lets you start with one, but I have played that game to death (heh heh)

  • FeralFeral That's what I do. I drink, and I know things. Registered User regular
    Arch wrote:
    Why is the fencer in this Fire Emblem game a girl?

    Fencing is like the gentlemanlyiest thing ever and apparently Japan fucked it up?

    'xism

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • ArchArch doctor of beetle bugs Registered User regular
    Feral wrote:
    Arch wrote:
    Why is the fencer in this Fire Emblem game a girl?

    Fencing is like the gentlemanlyiest thing ever and apparently Japan fucked it up?

    'xism

    yes

    wait I don't know what that means

  • RiemannLivesRiemannLives Registered User regular
    Arch wrote:
    What is up [chat]

    Why can't you be a Fencer in more games?

    Why is the Fencer job in Tactics Advance 2 limited to the bunnygirls? Why is the fencer in this Fire Emblem game a girl?

    Fencing is like the gentlemanlyiest thing ever and apparently Japan fucked it up?

    What are some other games that you can be a fencer or kill mans with a rapier

    That one guy in the Soul Calibur series? Can't remember his name.

  • ArchArch doctor of beetle bugs Registered User regular
    Arch wrote:
    What is up [chat]

    Why can't you be a Fencer in more games?

    Why is the Fencer job in Tactics Advance 2 limited to the bunnygirls? Why is the fencer in this Fire Emblem game a girl?

    Fencing is like the gentlemanlyiest thing ever and apparently Japan fucked it up?

    What are some other games that you can be a fencer or kill mans with a rapier

    That one guy in the Soul Calibur series? Can't remember his name.

    Raphael

    These are all games I have played a lot

    There must be more :/

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    For some reason facebook thinks everything I post is "via mobile".

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