Saying “I don’t want to say ‘nigger’” is perfectly fine. I can respect those who avoid foul language. Saying “I don’t want to accurately quote something that uses the word ‘nigger’” is the kind of overly-sensitive retardation that puts the word on a pedestal and ultimately leads to exactly where we are.
I should have caught that. So much bullshit goes on, though, that sometimes I forget things even though they deserve to be remembered.
I think of Eric as being slightly more common than Claire, actually. Unless I’m missing a reference?
I always thought the sinister Ohio meme at least started as a sort of “it’s funny to pick somewhere without famous landmarks or that most people haven’t been to and pretend it doesn’t exist.” I’ve seen the same joke with Finland, Madagascar, Australia, and New Zealand. It may have been picked up by and/or taken on some undertones because of leftists trying to dunk on the midwest, but I mostly see it as the same sort of semi-absurdist humor as the “birds aren’t real” meme.
It’s sort of whataboutism, but more passive-aggressive… whineaboutism?
I’ve never heard of this game. Is it any good?
It’s a typo. He’s missing a comma.
And I'm sure that Brian Tyler Cohen knew that off the top of his head because he celebrates the month as does the media and corporations, just the same as "Pride Month"....
That is of course without even going into the distinction between celebrating "military" and celebrating "veterans."
ConsumeProduct. It’s a board that has been banned from reddit and has a site here and in a couple other places. I’m not entirely sure how to describe it; you may just want to go lurk for a bit if you’re interested in seeing what it’s like.
The Ghandi Classic.
Thank you. It fits my sense of humor quite well.
The article is quite barebones (probably because the military isn’t sharing much info, although I could be wrong), but I’m assuming what happened is that they hooked the decision making up a glorified counting machine, told it to count to the highest number, and then some lunkhead set important things like “kill friendlies” as “-100” instead of “-10,000,000,” or whatever.
If that’s how it happened, it wouldn’t make the AI itself scary, but it sure would make the incompetence of the people running it terrifying.
Does anyone know the original comic?
Yes, so was the person I was replying to. Most malls that I'm aware of are more focused on fashion and electronics than what he described, though.
He’s banned for something or other. He’ll be back in about a week, until Dom gets fed up enough to kick him out again.
Edit: used the word "useful" four times like a grade schooler, leaving it as a monument to poor writing.
But is it a useful monument?
More seriously, that’s an interesting idea. I do think something like that could have potential—like a small downtown or a city square built into a single building with lots of parking.
We’re talking about iterations on a franchise as a marker for staleness. It would be ridiculous to count a pair of Pokémon games as two separate entries when that’s the reason for counting them.
Agreed. Still, even in the above scenario where it’s coercive (which I don’t believe) she could have reported him.
Pokémon is on the 9th generation now, which is numbers 25 and 26 of the mainline games if you count each pair as two separate games, but you probably shouldn’t. Of course, that doesn’t count Colosseum, Gale of Darkness, and Legends: Arceus, which probably should be counted. It’s probably most honest to call each generation 1.5 games, except gen V which would have 2 and gen VI, which would only have 1.
The various spinoffs where the game formula is significantly altered (Ranger, Mystery Dungeon, Snap, various puzzle games) probably add another 20 minimum.
The whole opening sequence of Halo: Combat Evolved is wonderful.
That’s not how I expected that story to end. Good for him.
I will support whichever one declares his intention to escape capitalism by going to space.
One does obviously need to exercise caution, because the principle can’t be applied everywhere. I’m not arguing with that. What I’m saying is that if you refuse to quote accurately even in spaces where you can do so safely—and I do think this is one, at least for the moment—that is foolishness.