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Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Don't take me too seriously.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo

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Is there anything that can be done?

It's a lovely idea but I don't think we will live to see it happen.

    Should we not treat or prevent stroke or heart attack in 90 year olds? Should we draw a line for medical intervention at a certain age, or prevent the implementation of extremely effective preventative medicine?

There are people who believe this, yes.

This belief tends to coexist with strong, fundamentalist Abrahamic religious beliefs.

    'Commie Bullshit'


    Most people I know are still making student loan payments, actually. People making six figures.


    The student loan payment system is designed to make it difficult to pay off.


    Pissing away a couple hundred bucks a month on a shady bunch of fucksticks empowered by the Federal Government and the politicians that despise you, is all part of becoming an adult.


You are seriously bumming me out duderino

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Great Retail Apocalypse of 2017

    three Sears in six years

What delightful assonance.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 17, 2017

I would totally go see Slutty Dingo perform.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 5, 2017

On re-read.

How do you explain to people without experience how damaging and dangerous fundamentalist religion is?

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 17, 2017

The Ben Folds link was more to elaborate on the above point about stereotypes. Whatever it is we are trying to be, there is someone out there who is more of that. Likely several someones, and they are all just as hungry for the same things.

Community is important. I sing with the people I do because I enjoy it, because they enjoy it, and because nobody is there for any other reason than enjoyment, pleasure in the act of singing.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 17, 2017

There was a tidder thread the other day about 'How do you make a college application stand out?' and every response broke my heart.

There is no way to 'stand out.' Your attempts to 'stand out' have been collected and codified into stereotypes. There are simply too many people.

There's always someone cooler than you.

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