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  • 7:01 pm on February 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    one disadvantage to watching stuff with captions is that they spoil the song that starts playing real low volume a full 10 seconds before you can identify the main melodic line

     
  • 8:51 pm on February 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Designated Survivor,   

    I was feeling sick and going over my past reddit posts just to kill time until it’s time to sleep (to not mess up my sleep schedule), and found this post from a year ago that I think still makes sense.

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    After 15 episodes in, Designated Survivor is feeling like a comical satire of the Trump administration. In some parts, there are parallel connections, and in some others, if we were to get inside Trump supporters’ minds, this is how they would imagine themselves – fighting the good fight to protect an embattled, post-apocalyptic America. In the 2000 movie The Cell, detectives enter a psychopath’s mind, materialized into a virtual-reality-of-sorts through a machine, where there are horrific depictions of their depraved thoughts, but in some scenes also some of them are represented beautifully because that’s how the psychopath feels about it internally. Now apply that mechanism to Trump and their supporters.

    For starters, he was never elected to public office prior to the presidency, and only became president due to a technicality. His swearing-in ceremony was the “largest in history”, and those present really believed in the legitimacy of his presidency.

    He has led a holy crusade against the ravaging mainstream media, who keeps running hit pieces on dear leader. The press secretary is misspeaking-machine-on-wheels (phase 1) and then improves and just outright lies to everyone on everything (phase 2) (Although for Trump it’s Phase 2 first)

    Let’s go on..

     

     
  • 10:06 pm on January 28, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    I recently noticed and was bewildered that the coloring and notation of Western Avenue in LA changed to that of a highway, with the yellow color and the numbering “258” – looked it up and it turns out to be something known as an “unconstructed state highway” – “their routings have been defined by state law, but no route has been adopted by the California Department of Transportation” – whatever that means.

     
  • 3:31 am on January 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Electoral College   

    If we gotta rig the vote, lets rig it by sunshine, not race 

    Since someone was bringing up Iowa in the thread:

    1. There are more poor people in California than in Iowa.
    2. I haven’t looked it up, but I would wager that California has more, and if not at least comparable, numbers of farmers as Iowa farmers.
    3. Iowa also has its share of major cities and a (three?) metropolis, where people live in relative comfort and in this so-called “coastal elite life” – although granted, such cities are fewer in number, and comparatively smaller, than in California.
    4. The electoral college equally screws up a bunch of these “small” states as it does other “large” states, while giving an edge to relatively large purple states (large, relatively speaking, when considering the totality of purple states) like Iowa or Pennsylvania.
    5. There is one sure thing Iowa has more of than California: the percentage of white people. This, despite the increasing influx of people of color and immigrants into the state.

    Of course, I must confess that I have maliciously concealed one crucial factor in this comparison – California gets way more sunlight than Iowa. Now THIS is a vote manipulation I can get behind, if we insist on this whole “helping out those in need by making their votes count more or less” thing. Make votes count proportionally inverse to the median temperature, at the county level. The colder the region, the more your vote counts. This way, everyone wins – even San Francisco would have the satisfaction of having beat their rival Los Angeles. Los Angeles can sacrifice for the greater good.

    Image: File:ElectoralCollege2016.svg, CC BY-SA

    Image: File:ElectoralCollege2008.svg, CC BY-SA

    Full Disclaimer: This post was typed while staying in Chicago in a 0 Degrees Fahrenheit January. My fingers are freezing and I can’t breathe. (0 F is -17 Degrees Celsius for you normies)

     
  • 10:39 pm on December 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    this is the first time i hear of Prager U but it seems they make among the most easily rebutted right wing arguments on the internet – after youtube comments. not sure if they are a menace for giving the right wing something to link, or a blessing for giving too many people the worst argumentative tools.

    How PragerU Lies to You

    Watch this video on YouTube.
     
    • Yongho Kim 김용호 11:46 pm on December 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      every video in this channel is bonkers. i’m signing up on patreon for this guy. this is the first time i use patreon.

  • 4:14 pm on November 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply  

    Post-friday ca39 schedule is all over the place:
    -OC: every day but today is at 5pm
    -LA: Tuesday but seems it could be any time between 4pm and 7pm?
    -SB: Wednesday 4pm

     
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