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by Derived Absurdity
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lol at the debate
Replies: 13
Views: 212

Re: Lol at the debate

He got tested like right after it, maybe he was showing symptoms before and suspected he had it. It's possible!! Also, he wasn't close enough, that's why he was trying so hard. That's what all the shouting and interrupting and stuff were all about. It was all about trying to infect Biden. That's my ...
by Derived Absurdity
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lol at the debate
Replies: 13
Views: 212

Re: Lol at the debate

Holy shit it's looking like Trump might have been trying to actually infect Joe Biden at the debate. Like, he was actually trying to outright kill his opponent during the debate. I am laughing my fucking ass off as I type this. This objectively rules and is one of the funniest things to have ever fu...
by Derived Absurdity
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lol at the debate
Replies: 13
Views: 212

Re: Lol at the debate

And that wasn't even in, like, the top fifty of horrible and insane things that were said. It was amazing.
by Derived Absurdity
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Posting this to Facebook soon; feedback?
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Posting this to Facebook soon; feedback?

My only thing here is that if you want to reduce abortions, you should vote for whoever promises to strengthen the social safety net and increase spending on education and so on. Higher socioeconomic standards of living translates to lower rates of negative personal behavior like teen pregnancies. S...
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: The Upcoming Television Adaptation of Black Narcissus is Going to Be a Literal Crime Against Humanity and the Arts
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: The Upcoming Television Adaptation of Black Narcissus is Going to Be a Literal Crime Against Humanity and the Arts

Prestige television is when shows star brooding angsty white men doing very bad things but feeling bad about it sometimes and it's very serious and morally complex.
by Derived Absurdity
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bad just got worse
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Bad just got worse

The timing here is impeccable. Someone is fucking with us.
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: So Netflix's Cuties is a Thing That Exists...
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: So Netflix's Cuties is a Thing That Exists...

I haven't seen The Quartering's videos (never heard of him), but I have seen videos where people basically show decontextualized clips of the movie and point and stutter at them in performative shock and outrage. And they do indeed seem gross and vile, but context and intent really matters, I think....
by Derived Absurdity
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: So Netflix's Cuties is a Thing That Exists...
Replies: 13
Views: 334

Re: So Netflix's Cuties is a Thing That Exists...

The problem people have with this movie is the cinematography. It shows extended close-ups of body parts of children in sexualized poses and whatnot. (I haven't seen the movie, but I've seen some clips.) The complaint is that the camera itself sexualizes children, not just that it depicts children d...
by Derived Absurdity
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

And, again, in case it needs to be said, it's not Trump himself I'm shocked by. It was incredibly easy to tell exactly what kind of person he was over a decade ago; it's not like he tried to hide it. Nothing about his Presidency has been in any way unexpected. But just because it's not surprising do...
by Derived Absurdity
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

Let me clarify something: I'm not endorsing apathy or anything like that. What I'm saying is we should have been enraged/shocked a long time ago. The incredulity you're expressing shouldn't be new. But, even if it is, welcome to the party. I've been enraged/shocked by this asshole for going on ten ...
by Derived Absurdity
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

Oh, and I almost forgot that Donald Trump literally killed Herman Cain and it was news for, like, a day.

I don't know. I guess I need to hone my nihilism and apathy, apparently, to fit in with the rest of this country. I still think things matter, and they clearly don't.
by Derived Absurdity
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

I didn't say I was surprised, I said the fact that we have incontrovertible proof that the POTUS intentionally murdered hundreds of thousands of citizens and it barely registers to most people and that elected officials can just casually dismiss it on television marks some sort of moral tipping poin...
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

I'm having a hard time dealing with this whole thing about Trump knowing how bad it was back in February and then not telling the public about it. He outright told Bob Woodward that he knew it was deadly and that it was deadlier than the flu, and that it was airborne, and then he spent the next seve...
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

Just finished The Twilight Zone. Out of the fourth season, the only two episodes I liked were Miniature and On Thursday We Leave For Home, both of which I thought were perfect hours of television and easily two of the show's best episodes. On Thursday We Leave For Home, while not unpredictable, pack...
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

First Michael Brooks and now David Graeber, a little over a month apart... depressing. There are so few public leftists who are worth anything that each one's death represents a huge loss. Michael Brooks' in particular was wrenching, since he was so young and intelligent and was just starting to get...
by Derived Absurdity
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

That's how much this country's ruling class fears and despises even extremely mild social democracy. The current Democratic nominee has promised he would veto a universal healthcare bill in the middle of a pandemic and that he would strengthen the police in the middle of an unprecedented wave of pro...
by Derived Absurdity
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

Gendo wrote:Fair point. It just seems strange that people would think that after what happened in 2016.


Yeah, that's the understatement of the decade right there.
by Derived Absurdity
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

I saw SNW a long time ago when I was younger but I don't remember it much and I should see it again soon.

BJM is possibly dark comedy, but it wasn't really "dark", it was just mean. That's different.
by Derived Absurdity
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 141
Views: 7250

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

I mean, to be fair, he said it was just unique, not original.
by Derived Absurdity
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

Most Dems voted Biden because they thought he had the best chance of beating Trump; it was not a conscious rejection of progressivism. The overwhelming majority of Dems said they would be enthusiastic if Bernie were the nominee and that they supported progressive policies. They were just convinced B...
by Derived Absurdity
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

Thanks for the rec; I'll check it out. I was more bothered by BJM's juxtaposition than anything else, the fact that its tone was so happy and wacky and casual and the things it depicted were so horrific and nasty and disturbing. I felt like the movie itself was horrific and nasty and disturbing. It ...
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

You sound very different from last time we talked about this. A bit angrier and more cynical. Did the 2020 primary red pill you or something?
by Derived Absurdity
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

Yeah... I saw someone make the point that if Biden/Harris loses, they (the Dem establishment and whatnot) probably say it was because they moved too far left. LOL. It'll be hard to figure out whether they'll actually believe it or whether they'll say it out of purely self-interested reasons. And Dem...
by Derived Absurdity
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

Lol, see, they're literally courting Republicans and giving the shoulder to progressives and millennials. They're not even being subtle or underhanded about it. They're doing it openly. https://jacobinmag.com/2020/08/dnc-biden-clinton-cuomo-democrats" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;&qu...
by Derived Absurdity
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

They're calling Kamala Harris a Marxist, lol. I support pragmatic voting. I even support "lesser evil" voting to a limited extent. That's why I would have voted Bernie in the general, despite my many problems with him. But it has limits. Where do people think unconditional "lesser evi...
by Derived Absurdity
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

Yeah when it comes to Democratic elites the worst possible answer is almost always the correct one. Evidently they don't consider millennials or progressives or the poor as part of their constituency anymore, since they seem to be trying their very best to alienate us. And they don't care, because t...
by Derived Absurdity
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

Serious answer: They're trying to appeal to Republicans. That's their actual strategy. Millions of traditional Republican voters are currently fleeing the GOP like a sinking ship and they're trying to draw them in.
by Derived Absurdity
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

I just think it's amusing, in a very dark and sick way, that the two most recent popular nation-wide protest movements were against male sexual harassment/entitlement and police brutality/systemic racial oppression, respectively, and the Democratic ticket is now led by a boorish, entitled serial sex...
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

Secretary (2002) - A movie depicting an D/s relationship between a typist and her boss. It's known informally as the original and superior version of Fifty Shades of Grey. It's cute. Nothing special. It was probably considered edgy when it first came out. It started off awkward and rocky. Her boss ...
by Derived Absurdity
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

"check out this jerk" lol
by Derived Absurdity
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trump's Greatest Quotes
Replies: 142
Views: 13670

Re: Trump's Greatest Quotes

by Derived Absurdity
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: New decade; new movies (2020)
Replies: 141
Views: 7250

Re: New decade; new movies (2020)

If I remember right I made a review of Vivarium that went kind of like this: Vivarium - this sucked ass. It was excessively boring and stupid. Literally nothing here to recommend at all. It wouldn't even have worked as a half-hour Twilight Zone episode. Twilight Zone episodes at least usually give y...
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday DA!
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Happy Birthday DA!

I am wise beyond my years, it's true.

And thank you everyone.
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

Have either of you ever seen The Good Place? It has time warps and time reversals and shit that sound somewhat similar to Endless Eight. The first episode of the second season IIRC just flat-out erases all the events of the entire first season completely and throws the entire premise of it in the tr...
by Derived Absurdity
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

It's been a long time since I've seen either, but I thought Edge of Tomorrow had basically the exact same premise as Groundhog Day. Edge of Tomorrow just gives it a sci-fi explanation, while Groundhog Day gives no explanation. But they each go back in time a bunch, so I think they're time travel.
by Derived Absurdity
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

My issue with Fury Road was only that it wasn't more than "pure exuberant fun" but that people were talking about it like it was some artistic masterpiece. I liked it just fine as a piece of pure action-entertainment. Though I do think BTTF is better as entertainment, if only because it a...
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

Uncut Gems - very, very good film. Did absolutely nothing for me whatsoever. I did not enjoy the experience of watching it, and I felt nothing at the end except glad that it was over. It was highly unpleasant and almost everything about it from the soundtrack to the filming to the characters was gr...
by Derived Absurdity
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

I thought a lot of the incest humor was strange and off-putting. At least it was strange that I was expected to find it so funny, when a woman being so horny (and wow she was so horny) for her own son is always creepy and gross, even in an unknowing time travel context. It's about as pure fun as fil...
by Derived Absurdity
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

I didn't dislike it or anything. I just thought it was okay. I don't know what the big deal with it is. I figure it's one of those "you had to be there" things.
by Derived Absurdity
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: Raxivace Reads in 2020: "It will be easy for me to compass this, although thou mayest think that it will not be easy."
Replies: 19
Views: 1971

Re: I'm Trying to Get Back into Fiction

Man. When you said you were getting into the classics you weren't kidding.
by Derived Absurdity
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

Yeah I forgot about the smoke dash thing because I'm dumb. I think I bought it early and just kind of forgot it existed.

I'm starting to think I played through this game on hard mode.
by Derived Absurdity
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

Lol, I never even noticed the dice. Yeah, I always had to fight about seven or eight minibosses. It took me a while. That golden ballerina thing always screwed everything up.
by Derived Absurdity
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

I don't know what you mean by "manipulate the dice rolls", I just thought it was random. I thought the minibosses were mostly fun and creative, which saved the level for me. King Dice himself was extremely intense and nerve-wracking but somehow I finally managed it. The dragon boss was pre...
by Derived Absurdity
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

Yeah, everyone loves BTTF. I thought it was okay.

King Dice took a long time for me. But so did most of the others. I still enjoyed it a lot, though. I think you said you hated it or something. For me it was just kind of long and repetitive, but that was it.
by Derived Absurdity
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Movies & Television
Topic: 2020 stuff
Replies: 139
Views: 7277

Re: 2020 stuff

Woah, it's been a few months. The Twilight Zone (season 3) : yeah it was all right. Most of the good episodes were near the beginning. Kind of repetitive and very moralizing. I liked Two, The Shelter, A Game of Pool, It's A Good Life, Five Characters in Search of an Exit, The Cavender is Coming, and...
by Derived Absurdity
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: White lives don't matter
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: White lives don't matter

no but it would be kind of funny
by Derived Absurdity
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: White lives don't matter
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: White lives don't matter

no lies detected
by Derived Absurdity
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HELLO Hello hello...
Replies: 20
Views: 1824

Re: HELLO Hello hello...

Millennials/Gen Z and everyone else live in two entirely separate universes at this point. The former get their info from decentralized and democratized sources on social media and can see what's really going on, while the latter still get all their info from the oligarch-mediated and manufactured n...
by Derived Absurdity
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: HELLO Hello hello...
Replies: 20
Views: 1824

Re: HELLO Hello hello...

Some scattered thoughts on the protests. a) I'm not optimistic in general, especially about political or social stuff, but this seems to have staying power, and it looks like it could actually signal a tipping point. Millions of people have joined in, and it has the support of the majority of the pu...

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