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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2146On what street did you lose your childlike sense of wonder?I once worked somewhere that had a higher-than-average security check for when you called tech support. They asked you about five of these questions - and then asked you to WRITE YOUR OWN question. When you called tech support, they would read you two of the pre-selected ones, and then the one you wrote.
At the time I filled that out, I was feeling a little oppressed by the corporate lifestyle, and so for the self-generated question and answer, I... [
EmpressCallipygos9:22 AM on October 5, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2145I Missed You in the Rain
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2144UCC Shooting Is The 142nd School Shooting In Three YearsChances are, when we get more information about the shooter, he'll fit the profile if an injustice collector. But regardless of his prior mental condition, his ability to hurt and kill would have been lessened if this country were not in the grip of the gun power and its agenda of stoking fantasies of violence so as to have a ready market for its product. Ecrasez l'infâme.... [more]Cash4Lead10:17 PM on October 1, 2015We don't know a whole lot about the shooter yet, and I'm not sure that I even want to know more about him (or give him the media attention that every one of these cockroaches ends up getting), but early reports are that he was tied to 4chan. With that in mind, I can't help but think of two articles: the recent write-up of neoreactionaries and Dan Auerbach's essay on Anonymity as Culture.
Anonymity as Culture (a-culture) is what typifies interactions on 4chan and other... [more]
codacorolla9:29 PM on October 1, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2142The Darkness Before The RightI think there's a reason people shut down and wait to die when they get older. I'm 45 and I didn't see any of this coming. Seriously, if you'd told me that the "silent majority" would become the wacky nut job religious bigot party and that the left would somehow champion the Pope against anti-science conservatives I would have laughed.
Thank god we still have a two party system.
This seems to be a movement I don't understand combined... [more]
cjorgensen10:02 AM on September 29, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 2141Stanislav Petrov DayThanks, Stan. Good job. During the years 1968 and 1971 I sat in a room in northern Japan (Hokkaido) watching four and sometimes five Soviet launch sites--these sites were tasked to our field station. They all lay just barely over our radio horizon. In those days the very names of the Soviet sites were classified TOP SECRET CRYPTO, but you can google them now, a thing I still can't quite do without feeling creepy. Those years were characterized by many launches per month... [more]mule98J9:29 AM on September 26, 2015Where's Herb?Don't forget Soviet Fashion Show. Wendy's was on fire back then.RobotVoodooPower4:21 PM on September 26, 2015