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Secretary of Eumenes

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  1. I thought that sounded familiar. Glad you told us where it originated. That really woulda keaten me all day...
  2. It could be more than a con. That's what makes me sad. I've known good leaders. I think we all have, or at least we all deserve to have known good leaders. I assume mostly that that's what makes a lot of folks want to look up to icons. Some grand figure like a King or a President who you actually do believe would do the right thing. Even if you know he's gotta keep his secrets, like he's not gonna sell us all down the river just to protect his other other castle's moat from getting too much pedestrian traffic is he? I know it's what makes me want to do so. But at the very same time, sometimes you need to put more effort into finding that person than luck-of-the-draw. Or, as can be charged at a certain country whose noble class I'm much more aware of (if not equally disinterested in), just saying "you got $$ and/or a personality and know other people with $$$? Wanna steal a bunch of money from a bunch of rubes and light it on fire and play p-o-l-i-t-i-c-s ??? " Good leaders aren't interested in gossip, tabloid or otherwise, and they aren't particularly interested politics as ends (I've found). Finding and entrusting those people from within societies is hard. Hello, Donald Trump, the example future generations will cite as the reason to never try democracy again when they're drowning in trashwater or starving on nutritionless food or cancering on cancer air... yeah, that's that.
  3. I would never discount the value of a sort of... permanent seems like an undemocratic word Perhaps a sort of consistent icon of moral virtueness and believery in timery pastery or what have you. But that position should be Earned, not inherited And really, that's the best you can do out of it? A rancid carbuncle of a dynasty with no political powers besides feeding scraps of venom to the press? Forget how they frame the question on the poll. "Do you approve of... blah blah" or however watered-down bullshit way they ask the question to get as milquetoast a result as possible... Don't you want better? For your damn dollar if nothing else? (I don't know what you people use for money now... straw? I'm imagining straw for some reason?)
  4. Somebody has to Anyway, I literally like ten seconds ago realized that Wade's profile pic is of that Santos character. Because somebody posted the same photo in another thread
  5. Well the great thing about democracy is that it has the ability within it to change a little every day, don't it? _Big things have small beginnings_
  6. I'm pretty sure I was first exposed to this odd substance by the film Our Lips Are Sealed Like, I'm pretty sure. VHSssss ain't been around for a long goddamn time. Anyway, yeah. It looked gross. But in America you have to thank people for giving you a Reese's. Like true American Girls, however, the Olsen Twins dispensed with your hideous EuroCommie sludge (I THINK it was this "nutella" stuff that was in the movie. Seriously, as I think back on it now I'm like yo that was at least twenty years ago. Anyway, this has been a presentation of Jace's Autism. Thanks for stopping by.) all YIELD all hail RHAEs! all YIELD all hail RHAEs! ... ... Bonus points if SIR Michael reads poetry to the chirens as evening lessons!
  7. Yes That's what he said They think that's cool It makes them feel powerful Are you confused? They feel powerful because ^that^ dynamic? That dynamic is power. And it takes more than an infinite list of buzzwords and optimistic appraisals (repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat) to do something about it. One might even want to... double their efforts... if they wanted to make an actual difference instead of a digital one. I don't even need to know the truthiness of this particular claim to tell ya that, playa. I live in the real fucking world.
  8. Well I don't usually go in for this sort of... thing... But I gotta tell ya guys. Just out of civic duty, if we do not qualify for friendship... I clicked on this thread expecting more jokes. But guys. I had my copy of The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms, With Descriptions of Many High Lords and Noble Ladies and Their Children open Just open! Right here, next to me on the table! Wadd're the odds of that? And such a ponderous tome, as well? And not to tell you all that you're blind, because forget this "Harold" boy and let him go live his own life. The real prince-who-was-promised, if I'm reading my copy of The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms, With Descriptions of Many High Lords and Noble Ladies and Their Children (tedious! tedious...) correctly here, and there's no reason to assume I am, then the real Prince Who Was Promised is Has any of the nobles been recorded as having a propensity for the biting of kneecaps? Or any other human part, for that matter?
  9. "Take a fucking chance, will ya?"- George Carlin ETA: because i am misskuothing mhor on
  10. No no no, you got it all wrong. His grandparents died in the Holocaust. Nazi bastards actually ate the food that their victims s(laved)erved to them. Just ate it. Right off the plate! Whole steps, literal physical steps, in-between Order Up!ding! and "Your Bvratvurst, Herr Commandant." These fuckin fascists ain't too bright, is what I'm sayin. Curves indeed ETA: We call ^that^ "writing off the page"
  11. Don't panic, guys! I'm sure our fifty year old transit technologies are utterly impenetrable to the intelligence and intervention services of nation-states that don't lurch from Boondoggle to DumpsterDisaster and call themselves brilliant for the effort. Don't be afraid. I'm here for you.
  12. Yeah baby. That's why I never understood the twitters and the thises and the thats' of those noisy fucking facebooks. If you washed up here I'm assuming that you can either read, or at least make it through Season 1. It makes a big difference. Total game changer. The ability to watch slightly-less-than-ten hours of a sophisticated television program, if not read the source material, is like the development of the Opposable Thumb of attention spans in the modern day. Even if you're an asshole or insane and you wash up here. I'm assuming we can have an exchange! I would rather eat American shit than American chocolate. I AM an American! I have not and will not watched the clip but I agree unconditionally, 150%, and you should all be ashamed! For something, if not this I'm sure! Danny Waaah!
  13. Yo, I'm still way behind so no spoilers till I catch up. But this show got GOOD!
  14. What was it, that the representative was reading? The Silent Art of Not Giving a Fuck ??? What bravery You silly-willies thought <through such exhibitive nonsense> you were being championed! Tell me, are the rich to be taxed yet or are we Not Giving a Fuck about that too? Long as we got the interest on some debts shifted around here in order to have lost at the midterms like slightly-less losing losers it'll all be good I'm sure.
  15. Not to DP, but this is a whole separate thought I think: Like, to me, I never considered the puzzle-part of the videogame experience (this is what I MANY YEARS LATER learned is called the "gameplay loop") to be more than incidental to the rest of the artistic product. Like, KotOR has what every nerd I've ever known derides as various versions of "the worst character-player and computer-unit interaction mechanics in the history of binaries" And I don't even understand why you'd play that game if the "gameplay loop" to you is the parts where you're fighting the goons in-between magnificent spectacles of divergent storytelling opportunities, all of which were meticulously crafted to make YOU feel like YOU could express YOUR personality -or as nearly as possible, because like somebody else did write it- in a setting that was both Star Wars and completely novel and free of the character-motivations you may have been predisposed to in your youth.
  16. "Male-supremacy" What is it with the fuckholes of my generation inventing phrases (that you then need to expend social energy explaining, instead of combating) to describe effects that not even the Shah of Iran is ignorant of, as if my fellow Hu-mans think they'd just discovered something new and need to cultivate special languages to communicate such things? He's (probably) a raper! He (probably) describes raping as a natural sociological interaction intrinsic to the well-being of males JUST FUCKING SAY THAT eta: Z, not to go particularly hard at you. You're good people. This is just something that frustrates me to no end every time I see a new little "smart" phrase that I perceive as completely superfluous and self-defeating
  17. This is an interesting highlight in the different things different people expect to receive from different media It never once, since I was like eight or something, occurred to me to have any issue with, like, the gameplay parts of Halo (or for TLoU for that matter, but for simplicity's sake let's constrict to Halo because my comment here goes for both of them). Or Mass Effect and its dreaded Mako, for that matter Like, I just never cared. I see bad. I pull trigger. I reload or reload depending on how the exchange went and try again or continue on as the situation merits. It always BOGGLED my BRAINZ whenever I'd be, like, playing co-op (especially on HIGHER DIFFICULTIES) and folks would skip the 30-60 second (very well written, animated, and vocally performed) cutscenes because they like physically couldn't wait another minute to send electrical signals through the nerves of their [R] index finger that somehow equated to fulfillment when that interaction coincided with certain expressions of digital reaction as catalogued and transmitted by their eyes
  18. ... "You completely leave out the human component. It's why you are a bad leader. It's why you were replaced... [sic]... , when wiser people than you were in control. And it's why we are here."
  19. Through some... contacts... I have accrued over the years in the Russian State Department (lol, do they even HAVE one of those!?!) I have come into possession of never-before-seen footage of the beginning-stages of the attack from the RU side of the line:
  20. You're, what? 3'6" ? While, me, I'm pushing 3'7".... 3'8"!
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