ajfofjakf 7 points ago +7 / -0

Someone should make NAGGR just to watch people flip out.

ajfofjakf 3 points ago +3 / -0

From what I gather, it's more of a region thing. Like you have "drill" from Chicago and "trap" from Atlanta. There are some differences but just tossing a blanket label on it shows "oh, this dude is from this place" And, if Biggie and Tupac taught us anything, it's that rap is pretty serious about location.

ajfofjakf 1 point ago +1 / -0

You say that but give Aphex Twin, Igorr, Squarepusher, or my favorite, Venetian Snares a listen.

Take this one for example. It is designed around percussion but there is a ton of shit going on. Or what's popularly called "The Hungarian Albulm".

Turntablism, the good stuff anyhow, takes a lot of creativity. See Mr. Dibbs. And turntablism goes back to jazz and funk, both largely driven by percussion and bass. I know some people might call this cheap but there are some cool things going on in it. There is a lot of jazz that makes callbacks to classical/romantic era music and then they go wild with it.

There is a ton of garbage out there in EDM and rap (thought I can't really speak to rap, as I'm not in to it), sure, but it does a disservice to the truly talented, and I'll even say intelligent, people making some incredible music. I get many people aren't in to the stuff I used as examples, especially the electronic stuff, but it can get pretty deep.

ajfofjakf 8 points ago +8 / -0

This can't be said enough. Losing people is fucking harrowing, especially if they are on your side, your team. And, as you said, that is why the rest of us must continue.

You forgot the first part of "They want you broke..." It's "When we win"

ajfofjakf 6 points ago +6 / -0

I mentioned this in a previous comment. When my parents got married they were gifted half a cow. It used to be a thing, especially with the advent of refrigeration/freezing.

ajfofjakf 3 points ago +3 / -0

3d printer or I could build a shot gun with 10 bucks and a trip to Home Depot. It won't be great, but use it the way the FP-45 Liberator was intended. Get close, use, take the enemies obviously better weapons.

Hell, in some states, you could straight up openly steal enough material to arm an entire neighborhood. Might as well grab a few sledge hammers and axe handles while you are at it.

ajfofjakf 4 points ago +4 / -0

Thorn, Wynn, Vaush, and Shaun are all men. I'm not super familiar with all the breadtubers but I don't think there is an actual woman among them.

They do push feminist shit, though.

Spez: Misunderstood what you meant, yes, a lot of the stuff being pushed is actual woman led.

ajfofjakf 12 points ago +12 / -0

Negative, Ghost Rider. As much as I don't mind talking to the anti-idpol dirt bag left, they are still leftists. Fuck commies.

ajfofjakf 9 points ago +9 / -0

A lot of older people in the rust belt vote Democrat because of unions. They are pretty conservative, socially, but the Dems bought their vote and so now voting blue is just the done thing.

It's pretty wild to see in action. Back when I lived up there I knew a guy who was a factory worker for life, until he wasn't. He ended up delivering pizza at 60-something. Being a college town he was able to make a living but also exposed to progressivism. He hated it. He would openly talk about "those faggots and these niggers" but would vote Dem because they "had his back"

The Dems kind of dropped the ball on this and that's why you are seeing "traditionally" blue pro-union areas going red.

The children and grand-children of people like the guy I mentioned, not having to work in a factory and being afforded the chance to go to college, vote Dem almost solely for the progressive politics. It's funny, in a tragic way.

ajfofjakf 6 points ago +6 / -0

Lore-wise, female space marines would ironically would look close to how woman are depicted in games now.

ajfofjakf 3 points ago +3 / -0

Time's didn't pick Kamala. Interesting. Either they know no one likes her or they are waiting for her to be president.

ajfofjakf 8 points ago +8 / -0

I was just talking to someone about this. The level of commitment and insanity true believers have is astounding. There are genuine unapologetic Stalinist around today and that blows my mind.

I wonder if they, the "traitors", thought themselves martyrs who may have said or done something against the party and thus deserved it. Or, as you said, it was simply a mistake but a justified one.

I need to re-read Darkness at Noon.

ajfofjakf 3 points ago +3 / -0

In the third season, aired in '95, the captain points out he has a book autographed by President Collen Powell. Not woke just interesting considering the time it aired.

ajfofjakf 29 points ago +29 / -0

I don't speak Australian, so maybe I'm just not picking up on his tone here, but it sounds like he is talking about the results of a retaliatory strike against terrorists in a foreign land rather than removing citizens' livelihoods. No compassion, not even a hint of "We're so sorry but..."

ajfofjakf 2 points ago +2 / -0

Notes from the Underground is worth a read. It's worth a discussion, even just with a friend.

19th century Russians are a good read. Maybe some short stories from Gogol, Tolstoy, or Chekhov for fiction reading?

ajfofjakf 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought this guy's writing was trash. From his self written bio:

"He has been published widely ... with extensive credits from OpEdNews (as senior editor), Alternet, Salon, Truthdig, Smirking Chimp, Dandelion Salad, Beyond Chron, and the SF Chronicle. Educated at Rutgers College, N.J. (B.A. English) and U.C. Berkeley (Ph.D. English)"

So there you go, a likely failed fiction writer who thinks opinion pieces qualify as news, steeped in academia. A self important faggot lower than your average journalist.

spez: I took a quick look at the places he wrote for. This is Dandelion Salad. Yes, that's a word press blog, yes he actually included it in his bio.

ajfofjakf 3 points ago +3 / -0

Barn find? The "vocho" was produced up until the 2000's in Mexico, the type 1 isn't exactly a rare care there.

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