Forum posts made by damonx

Topic What did you have for breakfast?
Posted 23 Jan 2018 22:23

Corn Chex in whole milk, buttered toast with apple jelly, a slice of watermelon, orange juice, and coffee.

Do you eat breakfast on the set of TV cereal commercial?

I can just see you sitting at the table grinning ear to ear as you..
Oh man... the Zopiclone is kicking in..... comment... Corn much worse than Cinnamon Chex..both maintain their crunchiness in milk, and from a nutritional perspective both are adequate sources of Niacin, Riboflavin and Iron.

But Cinnamon is just... so ...much better....

Topic What did you have for breakfast?
Posted 23 Jan 2018 22:01

Canadian fucking bacon... Ironically, I actually do eat Canadian bacon quite a bit, however it certainly isn't a common delicacy in Canada. (And noone calls it Canadian bacon.) I'm actually the the only person I know that eats back bacon, I have since I was a teen. I used to have a calorie book and I constantly evaluated my nutrient and caloric intake. Canadian bacon and scrambled eight whites is my fave. I like to mix in some oniods and green peppers

I eat a pretty low calorie, high protein meal for breakfast.

Topic Fashion Chokers
Posted 23 Jan 2018 21:37

I love them. It's such a turn on.

Combine that with a little eyeshadow and some fishnest arm stockings and we're in business.

Topic latest movie that you saw or ones you wish to see
Posted 23 Jan 2018 21:27

Just watched Thor:Ragnarock.

So good. So funny. The perfect type of humor. If you liked the humor in this movie check out "what we do in the shadows" by the same director.

I don't think that its the type of humor that will appeal to most North American audiences, but for British, Aussie or especially New Zealand audiences its a treat. It's a very subtle and understated humor. It's great.

And Kate Blanchett looks fucking hot....

It's difficult to make something humorous yet still have dramatic effect while appealing to a general audience. In that case this wins on all levels. 8/10

And yes... way better that fucking Wonder Woman.

Topic What do you think is the best movie of 2017?
Posted 23 Jan 2018 21:16

it actually received three oscar nominations: mary j. blige for best supporting actress, rachel morrison for cinematography and best adapted screenplay. i was quite surprised, i was sure it would be snubbed for being a netflix film. my understanding is that netflix received eight nominations in total.

Really? What were the other noms? I knew about the Blige and adapted screenplay noms. What were the other netflix ones?

Looking back, I guess it was pretty good cinematography. I think that the fact that it didn't play in theaters probably sways voters opinions. From a subjective point, its probably hard to compare Mary J Blige staring out over a barren Mississippi landscape to Christopher Nolan's depiction of Dunkirk.

I really hope that Netflix wins something. (I actually think that Beasts of No Name should have won best pic back in 2015). I think that theaters are dying and streaming is the way of the future.

Topic 2018 Academy Awards
Posted 23 Jan 2018 20:45

It’s hard since I haven’t seen all the performances/movies but I did just watch The Shape of Water and I think it’ll probably lead in most categories but especially in Cinematography and Costume. I do think it’ll be a toss up between Call Me By Your Name and Three Billbords for Best Motion Picture. I will totally admit these are ignorant guesses since I haven’t seen everything but I’m going off of the last couple awards shows as well.

I think your "ignorant guesses" are pretty much on the nose. You are absolutely correct that the early awards generally predict the Oscars as well. I think that the difference this year is that things that happened at or around the Golden Globes have directly impacted the Oscar noms.

I think that Three Billboards should win. But I actually think that "Call Me By Your Name" will win. It's just such Oscar bait.

Shape of Water is very very good. And quite original (which is rare in Hollywood these days). The most impressive thing about this film is that it was made for 20 million dollars. Considering the technical proficiency of the movie and the outcome, that in itself should garner an award.

Compare that to "Valerian and the Thousand Planets" which cost 200 million. dontknow

That being said, the movie lacks sufficient character arcs and aside from Sally Hawkins (who I think should win best actress) I think it will and should lose to Dunkirk in the technical categories, which I believe is a technical masterpiece, even though as a complete story it surely falls short.

Topic Trump speaks at a 4th grade level
Posted 23 Jan 2018 20:15

First, you might have copied the entire answer (which I did above), rather than just the first sentence. It wasn't that long. And NOT a racist? He has been sued by the state of NY for discrimination in renting and selling residential units to minorities and lost. He took out a full page ad in 1989 calling for the execution of 5 black youths for the rape of a female jogger. They were later found not guilty. He called for an American born judge of Hispanic descent to recuse himself from a trump case being tried before him, saying he could not judge the case fairly, simply because of his Hispanic background.

As far as the term garbage people, it as your term, I just repeated it, but it really doesn't matter. My full answer explains what I think. and that is that he has been addressing himself to the people that listen to him for a long time. he doesn't really care about what anyone besides his "base" thinks about him or his views. he has not changed one bit. he is the same misogynistic, racist, pussy grabbing, bigoted, cheating con man he has always been.

Any questions?

Am I getting this right? Are you actually trying to paint me as a pro Trump person? If you really want to make me an enemy, then you will have to choose another topic. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that for the past while you have been nitpicking everything I say even though as far as I can tell, you and I pretty much agree on most major issues.

You want me to be a villain? I can be your villain. But please choose something I can work with. Are you upset that I called you out for using a comedic reference from 1994? If that's the case then I can't wait for ten years from now when you regale us all with your Borat impression.

Now it is quite possible that you are simply using my comments as a springboard for you to launch into something that you want to say? I can understand that. But you might want to choose someone else as your launching pad.

I'm not defending Trump.

I'm saying that Trump a symptom and not the cause. Are you really blaming the guy in charge? Or are you going to blame the 100 million uneducated dickbags that voted for him? This isn't the Roman fucking Empire. People chose this guy.

If you elect a donkey as president, are you really going to blame the donkey?

I think this is called the bogeyman syndrome. Instead of looking at the problems in society you want to believe in some satan-like evil mastermind that is acting like a kind of puppetmaster. It's the way simple minded people think. It's much easier to blame a single person.

So you obviously want to fight with me. So maybe grow some lady-balls and make a thread with a topic that I can oppose. Because I'm all game. But If someone makes a thread that is obviously and purposely meant to denigrate Trump and you try and turn it around... you just look like an idiot.

But...that's obviously the route your going so have at it. Let the games begin. :)

Topic Best Vietnam War Movie?
Posted 23 Jan 2018 18:26

I am a Vietnam veteran, so my perspective may be a little different. I will post my top ten list of Vietnam movies once I find where I saved it, but here are my thoughts on some of those mentioned already.

The Green Berets - After I got out of the Army, I went to college at the University of Texas in Austin. My roommate was from Buena Park, CA and I spent the summer of 1977 with him and his family. His dad was head of security for Sears in Southern California. One day, I was helping customers load purchases at the Buena Park store. One of those customers was the real, actual John Wayne. While we were waiting for his stuff, I got a chance to talk to him. I told him that I loved a lot of his movies, but The Green Berets was not one of them. He agreed that it was not the most realistic war movie he had done.

Apocalypse Now - Half of the movie was terrific. The other half was patently absurd.

Full Metal Jacket - The basic training part was mostly good, but the fact that the fat guy was still fat at the end of basic training was just impossibly absurd. However, the most impressive thing about that movie was that every single Vietnam scene was actually filmed in England. As someone who spent some time in and around the city of Hue, that fact just blew my mind. The other thing that stuck with me was the Rolling Stones' song Paint it Black. Before seeing this movie, it was just an okay song to me. After, it is one of my top ten Stones songs.

We Were Soldiers - That unit was the 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry. No battalion in US Army history has more combat streamers than the 2/7. The 7th Cavalry's song is Garry Owen, which was selected by Custer. Once you've heard it, you will never forget it. I was in the 2/7 when I got out of the Army at Fort Hood, Texas. I had the chance to meet the real Joe Galloway. That battalion was basically dropped by helicopter adjacent to a North Vietnamese Division headquarters, unbeknownst to the Army. One of the survivors was the son of TV newsman Howard K. Smith. After he was wounded, he saw that his area was being over-run by the NVA, so he pretended to be dead. During the night, a NVA machine gunner used his body to support his machine gun. The guy never realized that he was alive.

The Deer Hunter - It had it's moments, but overall, it was very unrealistic, in so many ways.

Coming Home - I know that many VN vets hate Jane Fonda more than almost anyone, but I disagree. This is a tour de force IMO.

Platoon - There may never be a better movie made about Vietnam.

I really appreciated this post and your input on this subject. I actually have never even heard of "Coming Home" but I'll put it on my list. I'm glad you thought Platoon was the best depiction. I was wondering if you saw the other two of Oliver Stone's trilogy and what you thought of them. "Born on the 4th of July" and "Heaven and Earth".

I for one, am a little perplexed that the entertainment industry hasn't capitalized on the complexities and intricacies of the Vietnam War in recent years. I hope to see some new material , but I actually haven't even heard an inkling of anything Vietnam related coming down the pike.

Topic What do you think is the best movie of 2017?
Posted 23 Jan 2018 17:01

I didn’t get a chance to see many new movies this year but I will agree with someone above that Three Billboards was absolutely brilliant. I enjoyed IT and Mud Bound as welll.

I thought Mudbound was quite good as well.

Unfortunately it's a Netflix movie and the entire movie industry is kind of really hating on Netflix right now. It narrowly missed being in my top ten but for anyone with access to Netflix, check it out. In my opinion it's the second best Netflix original movie this year behind "First They Killed My Father."

Topic 2018 Academy Awards
Posted 23 Jan 2018 16:37

The Oscar nominees were just announced today.

Who do you think will win? Who do you think should win? Do you think that these awards are getting too politicized?

Topic Raw Water
Posted 23 Jan 2018 16:27

There's a new trend sweeping the land...

Raw water!

What is raw water you ask? Well let me refer you to my friend Christopher Sanborn.

Oops...I mean Mukandhe Singh. Since obviously nobody would spend 30 bucks a liter on plain old dirty, untreated water if it's sold by someone named "Chris."

Raw water (or Live water as his particular brand is named) is water that is untreated and maintains all the bacteria and algae that we as a human species have spent countless years and brain cells trying to exclude. Let's just forget that obtaining clean drinking water is still a major issue in many places on planet earth. Let's take the garbage water that other countries are trying to dispense with and sell it to pseudo-hippy, semi yuppies for an outrageous price.

And what makes raw water so appealing? Well, unlike all that poisonous, corporate mainstream H2O, raw water is unfettered by all that filtering and sanitation that obviously makes "normal" water so damaging to our bodies. It's also devoid of that pesky fluoride that, in the words of my friend Chris, is simply a harmful addition by the government for mind control purposes. (Seriously. He actually says this.)

So what are the benefits of raw water? You mean besides lining Chris's artisan, hemp-based, fair trade linen lined pockets with plenty of green?

Hmm... Let me think. Well there's weight loss. After all, nothing will make you shed a few pounds like intestinal dysentery.

Now where can you buy this exemplary product? I mean, besides just going outside and scooping up some water out of a mud puddle.... Well the Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco of course. Of course it's called the Rainbow Grocery. And of course it's in San Francisco. What else would you expect?

Just be prepared that they may be out of stock. That's right. You will have to be lucky to go in and spend 30 dollars for 2.5 gallons(side note...please USA... can we dispense with this gallon bullshit? Its just you, Liberia and Myanmar. Seriously, come on).

Don't listen to those silly scientists with all their "facts" and "evidence." Listen to the long haired guy with the tie-dyed shirt and beaded necklace with zero education who is charging you 30 dollars for lake water.

Topic Trump speaks at a 4th grade level
Posted 22 Jan 2018 18:57

I don't think he is dumbing himself down to appeal to the "garbage people", nor making himself act more racist to appeal to those people.

Really? He's been in the public spotlight for most of his adult life. He Never said anything racist until he started running for president. I mean he has the same level as your drunken uncle after a few glasses of scotch on Thanksgiving. He's insensitive, narcissistic and really has no insight into social aspects of normal people. Watch his addresses to the American people and compare those to what he says at his rallies. All his offensive shit is said when he speaks to an audience that shares extreme right wing and uneducated views.

And what are the "garbage people"
you might ask? Bedsides just some elitists left wing insult that DamonX came out with in order to help sign his new line of tight fitting graphic tees...

1. If you believe that angels are real but global warming is a fake conspiracy... you are probably a garbage person
2. If you own one ore more Confederate flags and display them in a position of prominence. you are a garbage person
3. f you believe that your ability to own a semiautomatic rifle is more important than Health care or education... you are a garbage person.
4. you you think that white males are the most discriminated group in the United States.... You are probably a garbage person.

Any questions?

Topic Trump speaks at a 4th grade level
Posted 22 Jan 2018 18:57

I don't think he is dumbing himself down to appeal to the "garbage people", nor making himself act more racist to appeal to those people.

Really? He's been in the public spotlight for most of his adult life. He Never said anything racist until he started running for president. I mean he has the same level as your drunken uncle after a few glasses of scotch on Thanksgiving. He's insensitive, narcissistic and really has no insight into social aspects of normal people. Watch his addresses to the American people and compare those to what he says at his rallies. All his offensive shit is said when he speaks to an audience that shares extreme right wing and uneducated views.

And what are the "garbage people"
you might ask? Bedsides just some elitists left wing insult that DamonX came out with in order to help sign his new line of tight fitting graphic tees...

1. If you believe that angels are real but global warming is a fake conspiracy... you are probably a garbage person
2. If you own one ore more Confederate flags and display them in a position of prominence. you are a garbage person
3. f you believe that your ability to own a semiautomatic rifle is more important than Health care or education... you are a garbage person.
4. you you think that white males are the most discriminated group in the United States.... You are probably a garbage person.

Any questions?

Topic What do you think is the best movie of 2017?
Posted 22 Jan 2018 18:37

As for the best film I saw from a critic's POV was The Disaster Artist.

Did you watch "The Room" before watching The Disaster Artist?

Topic latest movie that you saw or ones you wish to see
Posted 22 Jan 2018 18:31

Seconded. Can be pretty dry and dusty depending on the lecturer, but generally excellent. I find it useful to have Google images open as I listen, so I can bring up relevant maps, portraits, locations or whatever, depending on what's being discussed.

Last film I saw was The Last Entertainer, a musical about PT Barnum. It's far from a great movie, BUT it's a hell of a lot of fun to watch: stylish, well paced and brilliantly choreographed.

Do you mean the "Greatest Showman?"

This was a passion project of Hugh Jackman and it took like 4 years to make due to the inexperience of the director. So far audiences have loved it, but critics have given a much more luke-warm response.

It should be a shoe in for best song, but other than than it will get be slim pickings come awards season. Because of the audience approval, it probably would have been more successful earlier in the year when their was less competition. It obviously should have been a Broadway play first to build word of mouth like Chicago, Les Miserables etc. FOX can still probably do a broadway run of the Play especially if it continues to pick up steam. I think the decision to put this forward as an oscar contender was a tad bit ambitious. The soundtrack will sell well and Hugh Jackman should be a given another free reign to pursue his broadway aspirations (which are his actual passion).

NomDePlume.... Which courses Are you interested. I've listened to many, some twice. I can give some insight depending on your interests and proffered lecturers.

I also like to look at maps while listening, which is why I like the video courses for certain subjects

Topic Trump speaks at a 4th grade level
Posted 22 Jan 2018 17:57

And that 4th grade level just did something your 12th grade level didn't and highly doubtful ever will.

I'm sorry... was this sackless comment directed at me? I'll assume it was even though you obviously didn't have the balls to directly quote me.

And what is your point exactly? That his bastardization of the English language is some kind of masterminded political strategy to sway similarly minded dumbasses into voting against their actual interests? Or that there is a segment of your population that is so stupid that they can only associate with someone of primary school education?

Two choices. Either Trump is a makeshift mastermind and you are all sheep following a figuratively deaf, blind and dumb puppet master... or you are all just children crawling in the dark, grasping for any semblance of idiocy to rationalize your equally idiotic ideas.

Oh wait... your idiotic ideas... "big league." Because that is obviously far more presidential.

Just a random thought, but if you use "big league" as an adjective, shouldn't it come before the noun? I'm sure Nudiepants will crawl out of his swamp and correct me on that one.

But he's simply too much of a bitch... big league...

See! It just just doesn't flow. dontknow

For the next foreseeable future, if any of you idiots are going to try and argue semantics, could you base your arguments on something a little more advanced than The Tallahassee Panhandle primer for special needs children.

Or just keep proving my point that Trump's fanbase are much stupider than he is...

Topic cereal killer!!!
Posted 19 Jan 2018 19:35

When I was a kid, I never really had any junk food. Pop and chips were a rare treat and chocolate bars were pretty much unknown to me.

Breakfast cereal was my vice.

I usually chose the ones that had the best "prize" in the box. Just writing this, I realize that they don't put prizes in cereal anymore....

Bran flakes? fuck off.

Corn flakes? Give me a fucking break.

Cheerios? Maybe if they are honey nut, otherwise go fuck yourself.

I still eat CTC, but more as a snack. I never feel like eating cereal in the morning.

Topic Privatized or socialized?
Posted 19 Jan 2018 19:15

I think that for most of these, you could make the argument that a combination of public and private could be the best option.

When it comes to basic care of the population, (education, roads, health, fire, police etc) public is the way to go.

This really isn't an issue in most developed countries. It's pretty much common sense that if you take tax dollars and provide people with proper healthcare, education and infrastructure the standard of living of your populace will continue to increase.

Now if you monetize those things, you will provide better care to the people that can afford them, but for the majority of the population will suffer creating an income discrepancy that is pretty much keeping the US from being the best country on earth.

if you want the best health care in the western developed go to the US. If you want the worst... You also go to the US. That's a problem. And it illustrates the divide that is created when you make essential services a money making industry.

I work in a profession where I'm essentially a private contractor wherever I work. I see problems in both systems.

In private, people get ripped off constantly in order to make more money. A prime example of this is how most private US hospitals charge 100 dollars for an IV bag that actually costs 6 bucks. Don't even get me started on how much that little Styrofoam cup of red jello is costing you... If you have insurance, then don't worry, your insurance company and hospital have already worked out the details, and the money will be sucked out of you by way of premiums that are subtly detracted from your paychecks over an extended period of time.

In the public sphere... people simply don't give a shit. Just go to the DMV. The workers there don't care about anything. They just want to do their job, go home and wait until they retire so they can get a decent government pension. If people don't care about what they are doing, then you might as well just have robots.

For most things, I think that a combination of public and private can be utilized, but a full reliance on either is a recipe for a slow decline.

I see all of this as a scale... with ambivalence on one side and greed on the other. You have to just find a subtle balance.

Oh...and I use the library often as well......

Topic Aziz Ansari Sexual Assault Allegations. Do you consider what he did sexual assault?
Posted 18 Jan 2018 20:32

I suppose I should just slink off into the corner and sit with Samantha Bee . Not bad company to commiserate with while I take the public lashings. I'm starting this at 3:39 (so you can watch her previous comments too), and I realize there's a lot of discussion about this situation... NUMEROUS videos online basically calling 'Grace' down hard for her stepping out of line and trying to castrate the guy's career.

I still think he's a predator. He's done this before and he may not do things like this again, since he's now been called out once. Hell, he wrote a 'humorous book' about Modern Romance, which I am sure is witty, funny and full of good advice told in a giggly way.

Fuck this guy.

Sam Bee is great. (She's Canadian, how could she not be?)

But I'd like to focus on the increasingly caustic trend that I've been seeing in the entertainment industries of the last while.

When the Harvey Weinstein story hit, it was like striking gold at Sutter's Mill in 1847. As soon as others hear that there was "gold in them thar hills..." other reporters came running looking for the next big find.

And let's face it. It's Hollywood. Scumbag central. If you dig deep enough you'll find something, as long as people are willing to talk. Everybody's looking for the best big story, but as those become harder and harder to come by, things get exaggerated more and more.

This reminds me so much of the Spanish Inquisition. After they got rid of all the heretics, they started going after the moranos (secret Jews). Then they want after the Conversos ( Jews that had converted to Christianity.) And then.... well people just start to settle old scores.

I don't know if Ansari's accusations were because of some professional beef, but I did hear about it quite a while ago. I knew it was going to happen. I heard the same thing about James Franco, although he seem's to be doing better damage control (and trying to salvage some Oscar cred.)

This whole thing is becoming very trendy and taking on kind of a mob mentality aspect which I hate. The constant politicization of stories like this will do nothing other than desensitize the public to real issues.

Topic Trump speaks at a 4th grade level
Posted 18 Jan 2018 19:29

Sure, you can argue I missed the original point of the thread because I didn't quite get around to talking about Trump (FWIW, I think he's an idiot, but am highly skeptical about Flesch-Kincaid proving that). I was more addressing the discussions about Flesch–Kincaid and stories on here.

But I didn't reduce readability down to number of big words - the Flesch-Kincaid grade level does that. Okay, and sentence length too - there is literally nothing more to that calculation!

Anyway, I usually do stay out of the think tank - not because I'm "clueless", but just because the completely pointless personal attacks bore me...

Like I said before, readability is not a simplistic rating of how intelligent a person is.

It can provide a comparison among peers of a certain group. In his group, he's dead last. And it's not because Obama chose to say antidisistablishmentarianism numerous times.

When you use statistics, the greater the sample size, the more accurate the result. Presidents speaking to the public can be compared and thus statistically analyzed together. Likewise, scientific articles could be compared in the same manor. The fact that this is falling on deaf ears is quite frankly astounding to me.

Whether you think that this is an indication of the intelligence of the President or his supporters... well that may be up for argument. But to say that readability has nothing to do with anything is a bit shortsighted. It's like saying Body Mass Index has nothing to do with overall health.... It's not the main factor. But it is a factor. Readability is a factor also. Especially when used in comparison to a peer statistical group.

He speaks at a very low level. He may think at a "genius" level, but he can't seem to portray that. His low readability level correlates with his apparent inability to use words effectively as well.

Oh wait... I forgot... He is like really, really smart. Nevermind.

Topic Legalizing recreational marijuana on a federal level (in the USA)
Posted 18 Jan 2018 18:47

I would love to see a Think Tank where people can respectfully discuss their views on various topics, but in the year I have been reading threads on Think Tank, I have seen only one thread that didn't involve abusive ad hominem attacks and trivial irrelevant arguments that drug the thread off into the weeds.

"If I haven't offended you yet...don't worry. I'll get to you shortly."

Why does that sound familiar? Hmmm...maybe the mods could tell us all what your banner post was 10 months ago? You do realize that this is the internet and everything is kind of permanent right?

As much as you want to paint yourself as some kind of victim, I think most people that have been around the site for the last year know what you are all about.

The overwhelming majority of that abuse came from one member.

Yep. Well...abuse towards you. Although I have noticed quite a few others put up some good stuff as well. SereneProdigy's essay illustrating your numerous faults would actually get my vote for best post of the year. :)

Surprisingly that one thread he hasn't wrecked (yet) is still quite active and is on the topic "Do You Believe In God". Perhaps he just hasn't gotten around to trashing that thread yet.

Is that an invitation? I think I've actually posted on that one once or twice. It's kind of old news around here. Check the date when it was created. I fully endorse you to make a new religion thread. In fact I beg you. Because if you haven't felt stupid enough, enticing me into a religious debate is akin to throwing gas on a fire. There are actual arguments you could have made with regard to guns...and you you failed miserably. Let's see what you can do with something that has no academic reasoning?

Congrats though on addressing the topic at hand. If you'd like I can offer you a course on how to make valid points and make comedic insults at the same time. I think you passed grade 1 with this post. I'm afraid if you want to reach 2nd grade though, you'll have to actually learn something about the world outside the state of FLA. OOhhh, I know it'd hard... But you can do it!

Or maybe if this is too much for you, there is always the Spa. I'm sure your friend Trinket would love to share thoughts on vanilla icecream and the sins of gay marriage with you. You would also be free of meanies like me....

But back to actual topic....

Canada is legalizing weed on July 1. Nationally.

Can one person actually give one good reason for criminalizing marijuana on a federal level in the US?

Topic Where and how did you learn of the attacks on 9/11/01?
Posted 16 Jan 2018 23:18

It was the first day of class. I was excited to go to to class because after the previous year of taking calculus, physics, molecular biology and biochemistry I finally got to take a course that I actually was interested in. Assessment and Treatment of Sports Injuries. (a topic that would later become by specialty and basis of my career many years later." I say down in the lecture theatre with a cup of coffee a bit early as I tend to do. (Due to my OCD I always arrived early with a coffee and chose a seat that was at then end of the back row. A few minutes later, my friend Jon (who is now a Doctor in Australia) came into the lecture theater and sat beside me.

"Did you watch the news?" he asked, slightly excited.

"No, I didn't."

"A plane crashed into the World Trade Center!"

The first think I thought of was the 1947 Empire State Crash. But them Jon told me more.

He said that a plane crashing into the building caused the collapse of the entire structure. I was astounded, but still thought it was probably an accident. Then Jon told me of the second attack and the collapse of the two buildings. He also talk me about fight 93 that he said was headed for Camp David. I still remained calm and waiting, fully expecting class to start soon. After about 15 minutes late, someone came into the class someone came in and said that class had been cancelled and well all went home. I later found out that the class had not been cancelled because of the attacks, but because the professor had had to go for emergency dental surgery.

I went back home to the dorms and watched the coverage on TV. I remember my asshole roommate claiming "It's about time! The finally get what they deserve." I remember being very irritated by his comments. I sat and watch the news and waited for my next class.

Topic Legalizing recreational marijuana on a federal level (in the USA)
Posted 16 Jan 2018 22:34

But I have you blocked, TrollBoi! You put a lot of work over quite a period of time to earn that block. Perhaps if you put some energy into it you could earn an unblock. Which is about the same as saying perhaps the next Pope will be Jewish. But having you blocked doesn't stop me from spot checking your babbling for some comic relief.

BTW, speaking of childish, do you remember Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher"? You hear David Lee Roth say "I don't feel tardy". Well, TrollBoi, I don't feel destroyed. Matter of fact, I'm pretty sure the next time you "destroy" me will be your first. But feel free to continue trying.

There are two things that I find astounding. First of all... you think that it's actually some kind of detriment that you would block me. You do realize how blocking works right? I can still see everything you post. And I can still respond to your posts. When you block someone, you are essentially just admitting to everyone else that you are a scared little bitch.

Second.... How long have you been on here... almost a year? I find it odd that nobody has told you what "boi" means. Now I know you didn't come up with the nickname, you just copied it from latecummer, but I would have thought you would have clued in by now. Did you ever bother to check Latecummer's sexual preference? Probably not. Have you checked what "boi" means? Let me fill you in with the common definition:

"A "boi" is (generally) the younger person who prefers older partners, and is the "boi" in a "daddy and boi" dating, relationship, or sexual situation, where "boy" and "boi", respectively, are used to differentiate between someone who is underage, and someone who just identifies as the younger who wants or needs someone older."

Now I know that you're kind of old and slightly clueless, but I don't think I need to spell it out how probably inappropriate this is. A gross old man with an apparent penchant for young boys, constantly naming a younger, more attractive guy "boi" over and over.... I think the last thing the rest of us needs is an image of a wrinkled old pervert with a basement full of tied up, half naked children.

Maybe next time do a quick google search before you proceed and embarrass yourself for an entire year.

Topic Trump speaks at a 4th grade level
Posted 16 Jan 2018 22:06

A combination of syllables per word and words per sentence. The exact formula is on wikipedia for anyone who really cares. And there's theoretical no upper limit, so if you made a whole story a run-on sentence, the F-K score would be huge. Which might be some consolation when it got rejected...

At one stage, when doubting my first comp entry, I checked the F-K grade level and it was ~3.5. The sections where my characters talked dragged it down massively.

For example (I'm pretty sure the dialogue was a little better than this... maybe):

"Oh god. Fuck me. Fuck me. Fuck me hard. Yes!"

Gives a -3 as an F-K grade level. Quite a high F--K score though

Congrats. Point missed.

Are you actually trying to compare the oration of a world leader with sexual based dialogue in a pornographic story? If you can't see the difference between those two then maybe you should stay out of the think tank all together....

Readability isn't a be-all and end-all of intelligence, but it's certainly a part of the puzzle. The fact that you reduce readability down to "The number of big words" indicates how clueless you really are. I'm sorry that I used Dr Seuss and Harry Potter as comedic references. I had no idea it would confuse you so. I'll try and simplify things for you the next time around.

Topic Trump speaks at a 4th grade level
Posted 16 Jan 2018 21:47

He'd still be the guy who beat Hillary. And that's apparently some kind of mortal sin to some folks.

It's amazing that I even need to bring this up... but you idiots are the only ones still thinking about Hillary.

Your stupidity in these forums parallels exactly what your idiot heroes do every day. You both use Hillary in a pathetic attempt to distract from the incompetence and corruption of your current joke of an administration.

You say you don't watch FOX news but yet you continue to act like a right wing ventriloquist dummy with Sean Hannity's hand up your ass and your mouth wrapped firmly around Trump's balls.


Now I know that you are trapped in your little shitbag redneck bubble, but if the fact that the entire world is laughing at you still eludes you....well then I fear you are beyond help.

So let me put this as simple as I can. Imagine if Trump ran and won as a Democrat. (Which was actually his first choice. They just weren't stupid enough to have him.) Then imagine all the things that you would have to say about him. Because let's face it, you obviously jump on board with anyone claiming to be a republican. Can you honestly say that if Trump was Democrat you'd be supporting him?

Make your own threads so I can go on them and embarrass you instead of dragging down every other thread with your repetitive FOX news rantings you silly little bitch.

Topic H&M: "Coolest monkey in the jungle"
Posted 16 Jan 2018 21:18

I actually thought about this quite a bit.

Maybe it's a good sign that there are people out there that don't associate the term "monkey" with black people. When I saw that ad, I cringed, but perhaps the idea that a 19th century racist association is losing favor is a good thing in the grand scheme of things.

Still... if you are a marketing person, you have to know your audience. This was a fuck up.

Topic latest movie that you saw or ones you wish to see
Posted 16 Jan 2018 20:41

I got balls deep in Winston Churchill this past weekend. hour.jpg

The Darkest Hour should be nominated for best picture this year at the Oscars, but in my opinion it shouldn't win. Gary Oldman, however should be the front runner for best actor. If you haven't seen this movie or Dunkirk, then I suggest watching them together since they actually cover the same historical time period. While Dunkirk shows the action on the ground, Darkest Hour shows what was going on behind the scenes. I feel like they compliment one another quite nicely and both illustrate what is often not recognized as a very important turning point in World War 2. The fact that these movies don't involve the United States pretty much make them underdogs when it comes to awards season.

Unfortunately, another Churchill bio pic was released earlier this year.

This one is garbage. Normally it would pass as merely mediocre, but compared to to Darkest Hour, it's inadequacies are highlighted. Don't waste your time.

This movie covers the last days of the war, including D-day. A better cinematic option would be "Into the Storm."

It covers the same micro-time period and is much better acted.

I also watched the lectures by the Teaching Company on Churchill to give some background info (because I'm a fucking nerd.)

The Teaching Company (Now called The Great Courses) are a superb learning tool, and also a pretty good way to pass the time if you have a long commute to work, or want something to listen to while doing boring boring cardio at the gym.

I've listened to or watched about 50 of them over the last 10-15 years. There are some duds but most are pretty good. Depending on your interest you can find something to your taste. (And you can even get them for free if you know how...)

Topic Aziz Ansari Sexual Assault Allegations. Do you consider what he did sexual assault?
Posted 16 Jan 2018 01:56

I heard rumblings of this a while ago. People in the industry were saying "Aziz is the next one to go down."

If you've ever been raped or know someone that has just been raped, there is no way you can see this as being on the same level. Unfortunately, this kind of claim is very common and will become more common in the coming months. Also unfortunately, mild cases like this will probably do nothing other than to get the claimant a brief level in notoriety and if they are luck, maybe a financial settlement.

As much as I like to stand up for women's rights,( which generally get me labeled as a "beta-cuck white knight) I am growing increasingly concerned about accusations destroying people's careers of lives.

Aziz acted like an entitled celebrity who assumed he was going to get laid. The same moves that he put on that girl, were probably the same ones he's used numerous times before. And those moves have probably worked numerous times before.

Sexual assault can take many different forms and levels and the should never be tossed into the same group. If you've held a girl as she sits crying in the shower after being raped, this stories just don't really hold as much emotional currency.

I feel like nowadays, anyone could be accused of sexual assault. But the accusation shouldn't be black or white. If Bill Cosby is a 10 I just can't put Aziz at the same level. Aziz and the accuser obviously had difference expectations when it came sexual activity. I actually think the girl was naive in thinking that Aziz was looking for something non-sexual. He kept showing his true colors over and over but she kept coming back. If you ever have reservations regarding a man's sexual intent... Just ask a male friend. He'll a take look and tell you immediately what the guy wants.

At the risk of being insensitive, I would say that claims like this do nothing other than desensitize the general public to actual sexual assaults and rapes.

And I know that it's better news when the defendant is a celebrity, but how about the 99.9% of sexual abusers who aren't celebrities? Better yet, lets look at victims that are too afraid to come forward (like children) instead of adults trying to get their fifteen minutes,

Topic The person above you is a high school teacher. What do they teach?
Posted 16 Jan 2018 00:48

Drama. Definitely drama.