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/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: June 18, 2020, 05:19:01 AM »
Unless they do what the UFC and Nascar has been doing (no audience), I don't see how they can have a "normal" football season this year. Even if they cut capacity to 25% (which probably isn't enough), they still open themselves to potential liability. An insurance company somewhere may get involved and put forth stipulations prohibiting them from allowing spectators or something. Who the hell knows what could happen. It's a LOT of money on the line though, so one things for sure, they're definitely going to TRY to find a way to shoehorn some football in SOMEWHERE if it's AT ALL possible to do. And with things the way they are now, with pretty much NOTHING changed but stores and malls still opening any-fuckin-way... yeah, they're gonna get their college football advertising money.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2019-2020 Season Football Thread
« on: June 16, 2020, 05:28:19 PM »
I don't know why anyone would expect USC to give Alabama any kind of a challenge. No, actually I do know why: bias.

Georgia vs Florida could be the one that decides who reps the SEC East in the SEC Championship game, and Alabama vs LSU could be the deciding game in who reps the SEC West in the SEC Championship. And that's a rather important game seeing as how the winner has gone on to become the National Champs more often than not in the last 15 years. Georgia vs Alabama is gonna be pretty big too, as Georgia still hasn't had a win over Alabama in the last 15+ years, and it could make or break the season for either one of them. And every single time Georgia has had the opportunity to play Alabama, Alabama went on to win the National Title. So just for recent historical statistical purposes, winning that game has big implications. Although... not so much this year in my opinion. It's early in the season. Either one could bounce back from a loss there. And also it doesn't account for the fact that LSU will be a major player.

But what if LSU does NOT perform like they did last year? It's unlikely, but... If Alabama were to lose both the LSU and Georgia games and win the other 10, it could mean they still miss the SEC Championship and any hopes of seeding into the playoffs, which they have a bad habit of being able to magically do WITHOUT a conference title.

Clemson and Notre Dame will be important. If Notre Dame wins, it probably punches their ticket to a playoff berth provided they continue to kick ass within their segregated group of shitty football schools.

Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: June 15, 2020, 07:47:23 PM »
 :D :D

Yeah, I was reading some shit yesterday where the country group Lady Antebellum changed their name to "Lady A", as if that makes a difference since you still know what the A stands for. And apparently someone already used the name Lady A and was black, which was of course an even further perceived racist insult on their part.

It's a good thing context matters these days, huh? Because CLEARLY... they picked that name BECAUSE they knew it was racist and because they are racist... and it wasn't just another dumb choice of lowest common denominators in a series of choices made to exploit an established genre of music for profits. Because rumor has it that in the early days of their group, the two douchebags from Florida-Georgia Line wrestled with whether or not to call their group New Yorkers From New Jersey for no particular reason at all.

Politics / Re: Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)
« on: June 15, 2020, 07:22:40 PM »
I liked the part where it went:

27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London.

      2 skyscrapers knocked over during largely peaceful September flight.


Politics / Re: Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)
« on: June 15, 2020, 12:44:46 AM »

I tried, but all the good ones were already done.

Some interesting shit I read about Turkmenistan on google:

People also ask

Why is Turkmenistan so empty?

The white EMPTY marble buildings everywhere

Gas and electricity are free in Turkmenistan, so some citizens opt to have their stoves burning 24/7 to avoid the cost of using matches. There are not many people around in the streets of Ashgabat and the buildings are almost all empty. Only some of them are occupied.
Jul 27, 2019


Politics / Re: George Floyd
« on: June 14, 2020, 12:21:00 PM »
I seem to remember seeing someone posting a video about it here a good bit longer than a week ago (probably you - seems like a few months ago), before the George Floyd thing happened at all.

Now that's interesting, because I did have a vague feeling along those lines last week, and had tried some forum searches for Tony Timpa prior to posting at that time. Searches came up empty, so I presumed I was misremembering.


I can't find it. I searched every post you made in "politics" with the terms timpa, police, death, even "http" hoping it would index video urls, but couldn't find it. If it's here, it's most likely in the "current politics/history" thread, and since it happened in August 2016, it would be anywhere from page 15 to page 98. I got from 15 to 22 before I gave up. :D Or maybe it was someone else who posted it.

Either that or I'm also misremembering and someone posted it on the porn forum I used to yak on.

Politics / Re: George Floyd
« on: June 13, 2020, 09:13:00 PM »
Indeed. Had only recently heard about it. (posted last week in this thread)

Hrmm... You sure? I seem to remember seeing someone posting a video about it here a good bit longer than a week ago (probably you - seems like a few months ago), before the George Floyd thing happened at all.

Politics / Re: George Floyd
« on: June 13, 2020, 07:37:55 PM »
Microsoft has a pretty clear left-wards lean. Every time I fire up the Edge browser on my XboxOne to look something up about a tv show I'm watching on Netflix, Tubi, or streaming from my PC to the XB1, the home screen has all sorts of current news stories. And they're always pretty clearly anti-Trump or pro-left. And now they're quite pro-BLM.

But out of boredom this morning, I stuck in my UFC 3 game disc to kill some time before I had to get up and fix my sisters kids breakfast (babysitting 3 kids this weekend, weeeee). On the fucking main menu for the game, they've posted this shit about Black Lives Matter.


My ma made a good point the other day. She told me, "The only thing that's gonna make people stop caring about color is when aliens come down and start attacking us, that's the only thing that's gonna make people realize we're all just PEOPLE." And yeah, that's true. It's gonna take another fucking 9/11 or something to remind people that "American" as a nationality means something to our enemies, so it damn well needs to mean something to US. Fuck off with the petty race bullshit.

art, music, etc. / Re: Live Performances
« on: June 13, 2020, 02:11:15 AM »
Kinda funny to see a band with as huge of a sound as Mastodon playing in a fucking phone booth sized club. :D

Politics / Re: Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)
« on: June 12, 2020, 07:42:20 PM »
My garden is bigger. And it feeds ONLY ME. :D

They have a hodge podge of everything with no thought given to what is growing beside what. When things grow, how the fuck do you move between the plants to harvest without stepping on other plants? You really need about a 5 foot clear radius around a tomato plant when you first plant it. They spread out a LOT more than the inexperienced person might think. And without a cage around it, you get a tomato plant that falls over and shoots roots down every place it touches the dirt, so it'll never stand up straight again, and the fruits will rot sitting on the wet dirt. And a little 1 foot high wood trellis is NOT adequate to grow beans on.

Have they thought about how they will mow that grass surrounding the garden? Where do they get the gasoline for the mowers? They'll have to build their own oil derricks and refineries next week I guess. Maybe over at Jamal's house, I dunno.

I don't like the fact that the police have allowed this to happen. It sets the precedent and allows people to think that if enough of them pitch a fit and act like children, they can take over part of a town and do this shit anytime they want in the future. You might say, "Well, clearly these people are going to fail at everything and it will show them how stupid they are." No, it won't, because they are STUPID - too stupid to see that they are stupid. They will do it again, and the next time they will have plans formulated for better and more successful gardens, etc.

If Confederates were so wrong because they took up arms against and were enemies of the USA... so are these motherfuckers. So go to war with them. Let a handful of them die for what they believe in. Because the rest will surrender right afterwards when the loudest and dumbest take the first volley of hot lead.

Quake / Re: Fragger's Hi-Res monsters and another Pak
« on: June 11, 2020, 01:06:17 AM »
It might be possible to manually darken them yourself to make them work better with typical clients. And doing it image by image would take FOREVER. But... You could also create a batch automation script for Photoshop that would open all the images, apply the same amount of darkening to each image and then save them.

But then again, I think I noticed some of the images were TGA or something other than JPG or PNG. If they have the Q2 color palette indexed to the image, then that would be a little trickier to figure out how to automate, but probably not impossible.

Politics / Re: Critical Social Justice & The Cult of Wokeness
« on: June 10, 2020, 04:06:51 PM »
Listen to famous people. They are smarter than you! They are your leaders!

If you needed MORE of a reason to think that Roger Waters was a douchebag and the greatest common denominator in all of the problems that led to the break-up of Pink Floyd (HE was the only one not in the band anymore... nuff said?)

To summarize it: Boohoo, David won't advertise my boring shit on the website HE owns.

But one quote in particular applies here...

"... I'm not sure the path to a new America that is not ruled by the current ruling class — by money, plutocracy, and a capitalist society — will be made any easier with Biden as president."

A. He's British.

B. Capitalist society is why he had the opportunity to become hugely wealthy.

C. He's a douche.

D. Name one hit or good song from the album The Final Cut. You can't do it.

E. It is scientifically provable that David Gilmour > Roger Waters.

F. If you happen to subject yourself to the bad rendition of "Mother" linked in the editorial, you'll see that Roger Waters is a douche with $12,000 (or more) Martin D-45 which he plays badly,... after preaching to us that capitalist society is so unfair and oppressive... with his 12 THOUSAND dollar guitar... in his 100 THOUSAND dollar studio... in his 9 MILLION dollar mansion. DOUCHE.

Politics / Re: George Floyd
« on: June 10, 2020, 01:58:07 PM »

This guy is extremely right wing and is occasionally accused of being a white nationalist and whatnot. I think these accusations are largely a big exaggeration, but I don't always agree with certain rhetoric he uses, and I sometimes feel he makes things a bit too racial. However, his videos that solely cover statistics are usually good and that's what I occasionally watch him for.

That's actually a good point. The police are INDEED sexist. Like what happened to me once. All a woman has to do to get back at you for something is call the cops and tell them you were "getting violent" when they show up. And if you happen to have been drinking... they will believe her 100% of the time. Hashtag believe women my ass.

Politics / Re: George Floyd
« on: June 10, 2020, 11:11:09 AM »
Here's more video of the 75 year-old man who was pushed and hit his head on the concrete the other day. It's the original angle along with an alternate angle that I hadn't yet seen. He seems to hit his head very hard on the concrete - his head actually bounces.


I can't find the ability to be as outraged by this as you obviously are.

Yeah, he hit the living FUCK out of his head. If he survives, it'll be a fucking miracle. I don't LIKE seeing a 75 year old man bleeding out of his ear on the sidewalk. But you know what? 75 is old enough to have common sense. If you walk right up to a line of police officers in riot gear who are advancing and maneuvering and you attempt to impede their path, they ARE going to push you back. You have every reason to assume that they WILL. That is the whole point of their maneuver, to move people back. Shit happens. Clearly being in front of a line of riot police is NOT a safe place to be. If it were safe, then the cops IN that line wouldn't have to wear helmets, pads, and carry shields.

If it had been a normal day and a cop had gotten out of his car and knocked him down on purpose as he was walking past him, it would be different. He put himself in a dangerous situation. And in my opinion, it's not completely out of the realm of possibility that a 75 year old could be part of Antifa. In a previously posted video, there's a man in a black hood with a black face covering using a claw hammer to bust up the curb on a street corner, obviously to use the pieces of concrete to throw at police or to throw through windows. Members of the crowd grab him and drag him towards the police. In the scuffle, his hood comes off. He's not some dopey college kid, it's an older man with totally gray hair, probably in his 50's or older.

/dev/random / Re: Pot Thoughts
« on: June 10, 2020, 10:39:37 AM »

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