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By gzt (Thu Sep 28, 2017 at 05:48:54 PM EST) gzt, running, lifting, neck, inspirobot, blah blah blah, friggin' intense, hef (all tags)
because it's really a broader term. though I don't believe in happy endings, so most funny stuff to me isn't a comedy.


The stuff in Puerto Rico just looks bad. I've got a colleague down there and have some friends who've got family back there. The American history of exploiting and neglecting the island really exacerbates it. We've been extracting a pound of flesh from them for years, forcing their government into austerity. The center cannot hold.

Hugh Hefner's personal life was awful - he was a pimp and probable rapist. As for his public work, some people have tried to paint him as a feminist because he wasn't a Victorian, but, voila: http://pictorial.jezebel.com/up-against-the-centerfold-what-it-was-like-to-report-o-1762716355 Conservative pricks at the federalist know the score on this one: http://thefederalist.com/2017/09/28/hugh-hefners-legacy-is-about-more-than-sex/ An execrable article that nonetheless correctly notes Hefner's complementarianism.

This is good: https://kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2017/06/27/a-little-more-nuance/ Against nuance, and has some additional data.

My right elbow has been annoying me - I think I mentioned this before, but when pressing sometimes it feels like my triceps are going to tear off my olecranon or something. Not sure if it's tendonitis or if the tendon is slipping over the bone (both are possible). And then the other day I tweaked my neck while pressing (either testing or rehabbing - turns out that if I'm careful about how I move my arm it works. But with the tweaked neck (which seems to be recovering) I can't really do any lifting. This comes after having some other gaps in lifting because of other tweaks. But I can run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd5LCN53q9Y

Actually, no, I don't feel that, running just kind of sucks, except it gets kind of meditative or I can listen to the news or a podcast if I'm running on the pavement instead of the road. My resting pulse is in the 50s now.

I'm solidly below 100kg at the moment. It turns out if you're able to run a couple hours per week, lift weights a couple hours per week, and eat a lot less food, pounds just fly off.

inspirobot.me gives me life these days. Here's my favorite recent one: http://generated.inspirobot.me/068/aXm8377xjU.jpg

I don't remember if I got this from you guys or not, but it's completely right about everything. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-unquestioned-goodness-of-school-uniforms

Speaking of horrible things the US has done to people: https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/history/people/5-odd-facts-about-the-difficult-tortured-history-of-virginia-indians/

My state: more republicans being fuckheads. http://www.bleedingheartland.com/2017/09/28/lawsuit-over-iowa-senate-republican-harassment-will-be-settled/

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I forgot the most important thing by gzt (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Sep 28, 2017 at 05:59:07 PM EST
Those of you on facebook have figured out that I'm throwing in with the MANWOLFS now.

Somebody shared this music video with me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWdlPXZUj6w

And I was like... I need to find out about these MANWOLFS. Google it and you'll get some videos.

And then I got to the bottom of it: https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/gvaqe3/machotaildrop-lost-classic-skateboarding-movie

And so I watched the movie last night. It was amazing. Check it out.

VA tribes by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Sep 29, 2017 at 01:41:27 PM EST
yeah, when one got federal recognition a few years ago, that was HUGE news..

School uniforms by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Sep 29, 2017 at 11:31:20 PM EST
They're universal here, didn't know they were getting popular in the US. I'm generally opposed: they mostly seem to divert a massive amount of energy into policing the boundaries of what's acceptable.

One advantage in theory is that they lessen the competition to wear more fashionable and expensive clothing, and mean the poor kids don't stand out so much. Not sure how much that helps in practice as all my schools had uniforms so I can't compare.
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I went to a number of schools in the US by lm (4.00 / 1) #4 Sat Sep 30, 2017 at 11:09:05 AM EST
Catholic elementary school, two years of Catholic high school, two years of public high school.

The dress code was uniforms, slacks & collared shirts & ties, and pretty much nothing respectively.

Granted my experience is anecdotal but I didn't see much less in the way of pushing the boundaries at the two different public high schools I attended vs. the Catholic high school or the Catholic elementary school.

That may have something to do with the punk rock crowd I ran with at the last two high schools I attended (both public).

At the Catholic high school, I did get a lot of crap about inferior quality of clothes. A strict uniform policy would have prevented that. I'm not sure that I'd have gotten any less crap about being poor. It probably just would have been about other things than clothes.

The same thing may have been the case at the public schools but between deteriorating hearing, running with the punk rock crowd, and not really giving a fuck, I didn't notice.

Now that I'm a parent and I have watched two kids grow up through the school system (my youngest is starting her 3rd year of college) I'm generally in favor of uniforms. Not because they give the appearance of economic equality but because - if done right - they reduce the financial burden on parents clothing wise. If the uniforms are massed produced and decent quality, then the outlay for school clothes is pretty minimal.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Hmm by Herring (4.00 / 1) #5 Sat Sep 30, 2017 at 12:43:24 PM EST
In general, I approve of the idea of uniforms because of the "clothes competition" thing. I'm not sure how much of an effect it has though.

At my comprehensive school, there were no uniforms in the 6th form. Once day they had a go at us for being scruffy so a load of us got together and turned up the next day in black tie (USian: tux). They really didn't see the funny side of that.

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Best possible Comedy icon by hulver (4.00 / 1) #6 Sat Sep 30, 2017 at 03:49:39 PM EST
Nothing else funnier.
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