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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    BobCesca wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Also is Japan around.

    I want to celebrate with him the amount of haggis available today.

    (because it's so good)

    awesome Burns Supper of awesomeness is planned for Saturday night. Menu includes whisky, Scotch Broth, whisky, Haggis, neeps and Tatties, whisky, cranachan, whisky, Irish Coffees (with Scottish Whisky) and then death.

    Seriously, guys, this is gonna be awesome and you should all be jealous.

    (wait for Sunday's report that I accidentally gave us food poisoning and then you can mock me).

    well

    there certainly isn't enough whisky

    and there is too much meat

    needs less meat and more whisky

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Hey [chat]. I drank a lot of wine last night and watched the Joan Rivers documentary. It was great.

    Is her documentary called "Plastic!"?

  • descdesc Guardians make their own fate. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    What's this about big butts, now?

  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Helen Mirren looks good for her age, but she is 65. I mean, come on, guys.

    Its like the conservatives who attack Pelosi and Clinton on their appearances.

    They're older than my grandparents give em a break.

    There was a slideshow of various political figures' high school photos floating around a few years ago. Cheney looked like a footbally bully, Bush looked like a pothead slacker, and Pelosi was drop-dead gorgeous. (Granted, she was dressed a little archaically, but still.)

  • stevemarks44stevemarks44 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    BobCesca wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Also is Japan around.

    I want to celebrate with him the amount of haggis available today.

    (because it's so good)

    awesome Burns Supper of awesomeness is planned for Saturday night. Menu includes whisky, Scotch Broth, whisky, Haggis, neeps and Tatties, whisky, cranachan, whisky, Irish Coffees (with Scottish Whisky) and then death.

    Seriously, guys, this is gonna be awesome and you should all be jealous.

    (wait for Sunday's report that I accidentally gave us food poisoning and then you can mock me).

    What kind of meat are you using for Scoth Broth (if you say Beef you're dead to me)

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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
  • FartacusFartacus __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2011
    Organichu wrote: »

    what i'm saying is that the existence of a crowd- wherein we're defining them as a group of people not necessarily bound by anything more than proximity- doesn't necessarily serve to reinforce the courage of its units

    cops know they're in it together

    if dave is in a pizza shop and witnesses a wrong (someone catching a beating, a robbery, whatever) carried out by a threatening figure... there's nothing to say that he'll think "well there are 5 other guys in here right now, i'm sure they'll back me up, now i feel safe enough to approach"

    true

    but in the video linked, many groups of people gathered who collectively started exhibiting aggressive and critical behavior towards the suspected thief

    so, they did have something tying them together more than proximity

    also people sometimes travel in groups of friends, especially at a park

  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Not really so into butts.

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  • EddyEddy pale Gengars I loved beside Cerulean CaveRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Fartacus wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »

    You keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it means.

    implicit anti-black bias has even been demonstrated in most blacks

    It's a pretty uncontested thing in research on the subject

    if you live in America

    you've been socialized to a lot of stereotypes about black people that influence your cognition whether you subscribe to them consciously or not

    I'm not saying it makes you a bad person

    But it is pretty damn well researched and evidenced. I'm comfortable calling it a fact in a common-language usage of the term, yes

    I've recently begun reading Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. That self-loathing found in ethnic minorities, which was probably even more magnified and cruel in the 1940s, is really, really upsetting. But that's the social web that we wove so tightly for millenia, I suppose. I think it's shifting a bit, but it'll take a long time to reverse, and it's not a sure bet that conflicting standards of beauty and aesthetics will ever be resolved.

  • stevemarks44stevemarks44 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Preacher wrote: »
    Hey [chat]. I drank a lot of wine last night and watched the Joan Rivers documentary. It was great.

    Is her documentary called "Plastic!"?

    No. Actually one thing that's really great about it is that other than a tiny bit where she talks about it, they don't even talk about her plastic surgery at all. The documentary is about her career as a comedienne, which is actually much more storied and interesting than you'd think.

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  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Fartacus likes big butts and he cannot lie

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Preacher wrote: »
    Fartacus wrote: »

    more aggressive in chastising him, I mean

    but also remember this was a public park is broad daylight, and most of the people approached him in a group, including several large crowds of 10+ people

    it's not like a one-on-one confrontation in a dark alley

    I'd just call the police and give them all the info. There is zero reason to risk ones self over someone elses property.

    Yeap, me too. I would have called 911 on either of the two (and the fucking chick too for that matter) without even speaking to them.

    I would absolutely not confront a potential criminal over someone else's bike.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Not really so into butts.

    So you're more of a tip "Oops I'm sorry unless you liked it" kind of guy?

  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    BobCesca wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Also is Japan around.

    I want to celebrate with him the amount of haggis available today.

    (because it's so good)

    awesome Burns Supper of awesomeness is planned for Saturday night. Menu includes whisky, Scotch Broth, whisky, Haggis, neeps and Tatties, whisky, cranachan, whisky, Irish Coffees (with Scottish Whisky) and then death.

    Seriously, guys, this is gonna be awesome and you should all be jealous.

    (wait for Sunday's report that I accidentally gave us food poisoning and then you can mock me).

    What kind of meat are you using for Scoth Broth (if you say Beef you're dead to me)

    Our Scotch Broth is veggie, though if we were doing meat it would be lamb or mutton. For it is traditional.

  • descdesc Guardians make their own fate. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Arch wrote: »
    desc wrote: »
    What's this about big butts, now?

    we all like them and other brothers can't deny?

    Indeed.

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Fartacus wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    I saw a pretty cute curvy black girl at the hot springs last weekend.

    Made me think of you, Fartacus. I think it was the day after you were hells of drunk in [chat] talking about big butts.

    god I love butts
    Spoiler:

    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.
  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
    Did you lose a coin toss, Fartacus?

    Because your name is pretty gross.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2011

    Yeap, me too. I would have called 911 on either of the two (and the fucking chick too for that matter) without even speaking to them.

    I would absolutely not confront a potential criminal over someone else's bike.

    Seriously, I've called the cops to report crimes or weird shit ain't no thing. I don't confront or hang around. Just call the fucking po po and be done with it. So many wackjobs that could turn a "Hey are you stealing that?" into a fucking blood bath.

  • stevemarks44stevemarks44 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    BobCesca wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Also is Japan around.

    I want to celebrate with him the amount of haggis available today.

    (because it's so good)

    awesome Burns Supper of awesomeness is planned for Saturday night. Menu includes whisky, Scotch Broth, whisky, Haggis, neeps and Tatties, whisky, cranachan, whisky, Irish Coffees (with Scottish Whisky) and then death.

    Seriously, guys, this is gonna be awesome and you should all be jealous.

    (wait for Sunday's report that I accidentally gave us food poisoning and then you can mock me).

    What kind of meat are you using for Scoth Broth (if you say Beef you're dead to me)

    Our Scotch Broth is veggie, though if we were doing meat it would be lamb or mutton. For it is traditional.

    I'm going to put Mutton in it while you're not looking.

    But seriously scotch broth is awesome and you're awesome for making it.

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  • WashWash Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Anyone else surprised Fartacus isn't black?

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  • Silas BrownSilas Brown Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I think Fartacus is a brilliant name.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Fartacus wrote: »
    Organichu wrote: »

    what i'm saying is that the existence of a crowd- wherein we're defining them as a group of people not necessarily bound by anything more than proximity- doesn't necessarily serve to reinforce the courage of its units

    cops know they're in it together

    if dave is in a pizza shop and witnesses a wrong (someone catching a beating, a robbery, whatever) carried out by a threatening figure... there's nothing to say that he'll think "well there are 5 other guys in here right now, i'm sure they'll back me up, now i feel safe enough to approach"

    true

    but in the video linked, many groups of people gathered who collectively started exhibiting aggressive and critical behavior towards the suspected thief

    so, they did have something tying them together more than proximity

    also people sometimes travel in groups of friends, especially at a park

    ah, i didn't watch the video, pardon me.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Preacher wrote: »
    Not really so into butts.

    So you're more of a tip "Oops I'm sorry unless you liked it" kind of guy?

    Oh hey I'm plenty into that. Just not really obssesed with the size of a woman's gluteous maximus

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Arch wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Also is Japan around.

    I want to celebrate with him the amount of haggis available today.

    (because it's so good)

    awesome Burns Supper of awesomeness is planned for Saturday night. Menu includes whisky, Scotch Broth, whisky, Haggis, neeps and Tatties, whisky, cranachan, whisky, Irish Coffees (with Scottish Whisky) and then death.

    Seriously, guys, this is gonna be awesome and you should all be jealous.

    (wait for Sunday's report that I accidentally gave us food poisoning and then you can mock me).

    well

    there certainly isn't enough whisky

    and there is too much meat

    needs less meat and more whisky

    There is actually such a thing as vegetarian haggis.

    It is not in any way similar to actual haggis (which makes perfect sense, when you think about it), but it is actually really quite good.

  • EddyEddy pale Gengars I loved beside Cerulean CaveRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Helen Mirren looks good for her age, but she is 65. I mean, come on, guys.

    Its like the conservatives who attack Pelosi and Clinton on their appearances.

    They're older than my grandparents give em a break.

    There was a slideshow of various political figures' high school photos floating around a few years ago. Cheney looked like a footbally bully, Bush looked like a pothead slacker, and Pelosi was drop-dead gorgeous. (Granted, she was dressed a little archaically, but still.)

    Wow, Nancy Pelosi was absolutely beautiful when she was younger. And she majored in political science, what a surprise

  • FartacusFartacus __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2011
    hey arch

    so I agree that fMRI isn't always treated with the necessary skepticism, especially by the media (again I think it's important to distinguish popular response from professional procedure)

    but what do you make of studies like this, then: http://www.physorg.com/news196508066.html -- which demonstrate strong, statistically-significant predictive power based on brain imaging?

    If it doesn't signify anything, doesn't it stand to reason that fMRI would struggle to predict anything accurately? Also, I can't help but think of the fMRI imaging efforts where scientists have attenuated fMRI to determine successfully what images or letters people are picturing in their brains

    of course in both cases we're talking about researchers using relatively sophisticated statistical techniques, so presumably they're using best practices along the lines recommended in the salmon article,

    but personally I don't read stuff like that as "fMRI is bunk" so much as "be careful because it's not hard to mess this shit up."

  • stevemarks44stevemarks44 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Preacher wrote: »

    Yeap, me too. I would have called 911 on either of the two (and the fucking chick too for that matter) without even speaking to them.

    I would absolutely not confront a potential criminal over someone else's bike.

    Seriously, I've called the cops to report crimes or weird shit ain't no thing. I don't confront or hang around. Just call the fucking po po and be done with it. So many wackjobs that could turn a "Hey are you stealing that?" into a fucking blood bath.

    I called the cops on a drunk driver once. Watched the cop pull her over too. My friends called me a narc but I felt really good about myself. Shit was dangerous, she was swerving.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Helen Mirren looks good for her age, but she is 65. I mean, come on, guys.

    Dude, have you seen her bikini photos? She looks good for 35. I'd hit that moldy taco any day.

    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Also the broth was made with ham stock. It isn't veggie.

  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Isn't haggis like "here we cooked a sheep inside of itself"

  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Preacher wrote: »

    Yeap, me too. I would have called 911 on either of the two (and the fucking chick too for that matter) without even speaking to them.

    I would absolutely not confront a potential criminal over someone else's bike.

    Seriously, I've called the cops to report crimes or weird shit ain't no thing. I don't confront or hang around. Just call the fucking po po and be done with it. So many wackjobs that could turn a "Hey are you stealing that?" into a fucking blood bath.

    I've also called the cops on neighbors having what sounded like a domestic dispute.

    I get really sick of people trying to use statistics as proof of what I would do.

    You don't know me.

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    fartacus

    i expect that you will send me scans of the new bank... ledger

    (please)

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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    japan wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Also is Japan around.

    I want to celebrate with him the amount of haggis available today.

    (because it's so good)

    awesome Burns Supper of awesomeness is planned for Saturday night. Menu includes whisky, Scotch Broth, whisky, Haggis, neeps and Tatties, whisky, cranachan, whisky, Irish Coffees (with Scottish Whisky) and then death.

    Seriously, guys, this is gonna be awesome and you should all be jealous.

    (wait for Sunday's report that I accidentally gave us food poisoning and then you can mock me).

    well

    there certainly isn't enough whisky

    and there is too much meat

    needs less meat and more whisky

    There is actually such a thing as vegetarian haggis.

    It is not in any way similar to actual haggis (which makes perfect sense, when you think about it), but it is actually really quite good.

    i

    what

    is

  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    But seriously scotch broth is awesome and you're awesome for making it.

    We have it quite a lot; it's one of our regular 4 or 5 soups. Probably because japan is Scottish.

  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Anyone else surprised Fartacus isn't black?

    No, because black people don't have tons of white guilt exploding out of them constantly. :wink:

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Preacher wrote: »

    Yeap, me too. I would have called 911 on either of the two (and the fucking chick too for that matter) without even speaking to them.

    I would absolutely not confront a potential criminal over someone else's bike.

    Seriously, I've called the cops to report crimes or weird shit ain't no thing. I don't confront or hang around. Just call the fucking po po and be done with it. So many wackjobs that could turn a "Hey are you stealing that?" into a fucking blood bath.

    I called the cops on a drunk driver once. Watched the cop pull her over too. My friends called me a narc but I felt really good about myself. Shit was dangerous, she was swerving.

    Your friends are fucking idiots. Drunk drivers are god damn dangerous.

  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You don't know me.

    I know you. I've seen your downstairs mix-up.

    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.
  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    what confuses me about that bike theft video is

    well

    there's nothing that precludes me from stopping that robbery and also fucking her stupid

    they are not necessarily exclusive ends

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  • HonkHonk Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2011
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