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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby John27 » 2 May 2020, 21:31

I'm toying with the possibility of growing a few vegetables in big pots this summer. I've done this in the past, but lost interest in recent years. It's not hugely practical--no way of growing enough so I can survive if we end up in global famine as part of the greater COVID-19 situation! But it's a cheap summer hobby, I guess. We'll see what happens...
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 2 May 2020, 21:39

Severelius wrote:There just isn't really anything meaningful enough to me that I wouldn't feel uncomfortable getting in permanently inked into my body.

Personally, I dunno if I really like the "it must be have deep meaning to you" argument anymore. It's becoming a bit blase at this point. How meaningful does it really need to be?

I'm gonna get a dragon. It'll be playing a flying-V guitar and shooting laser beams from it's eyes. The guitar shall be on fire. No deeper meaning whatsoever, it'll just look hella boss. Every time I look in the mirror I'll think, "damn, look at that sweet-ass dragon, that's cool as fuck", and everything'll be excellent.

But then, I'm probably not the best person from which to take advice when it comes to forward planning. Probably best to ignore me. :P

John27 wrote:I'm toying with the possibility of growing a few vegetables in big pots this summer. I've done this in the past, but lost interest in recent years. It's not hugely practical--no way of growing enough so I can survive if we end up in global famine as part of the greater COVID-19 situation! But it's a cheap summer hobby, I guess. We'll see what happens...

My mum does that. She's got tomatoes, rhubarb, cabbages, peppers, and loads of herbs. Just uses wooden planter boxes. I particularly like the fresh herbs. She's planning mushrooms, now, and they're pretty easy to get going, too.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby FlyByNight » 3 May 2020, 07:20

Thinking of the time I jumped off my own roof just so I could tell people I did. It was fucking hilarious!
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby rogonandi » 3 May 2020, 09:37

John27 wrote:I'm toying with the possibility of growing a few vegetables in big pots this summer. I've done this in the past, but lost interest in recent years. It's not hugely practical--no way of growing enough so I can survive if we end up in global famine as part of the greater COVID-19 situation! But it's a cheap summer hobby, I guess. We'll see what happens...

Grow some sunflowers! :D
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 3 May 2020, 17:03

FlyByNight wrote:Thinking of the time I jumped off my own roof just so I could tell people I did. It was fucking hilarious!

Is everyone suitably impressed?

OT: I have formulated an Internet Law. After much empirical research, I have come to the conclusion that: No matter how unhinged a video/article/etc is, the comment section will always surpass it in insanity.

Commentary: For instance, in a video in which the creator expresses doubts as to the Western media's largely critical portrayal of the USSR, the comment section will gravitate towards the "Stalin did nothing wrong" sentiment.

I call it "Magic's Law of Annotative Escalation".

See also the more positive "Reddit re-formulation": No matter how funny the original post, the real joke is always in the comments.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Frigid » 5 May 2020, 06:17

I sometimes forget to trust my intuition. I wonder why. I let people manage to convince me otherwise.

Magic J wrote:I have formulated an Internet Law. After much empirical research

And just how many of those comments were your own :P
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 5 May 2020, 14:32

Frigid wrote:And just how many of those comments were your own :P

I couldn't possibly say. The most I can tell you is that, whilst H. S. Thomson (praise be upon him) had gonzo journalism, I follow in his footsteps to pioneer gonzo science. :P
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 5 May 2020, 15:05

Trying to decide if I'm confident enough to wear shorts on my walk.

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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 5 May 2020, 15:14

Severelius wrote:Trying to decide if I'm confident enough to wear shorts on my walk.

Yes I'm a mess of a human being.

I've been going out wearing a face-scarf, work boots, a shirt I've not changed in about a week, and hair that's not been combed for a month. I call it "anarcho-tramp chic".

I saw somebody pop to the shop in a dressing gown. Be reassured, nobody is looking their best. We're way beyond the "are shorts socially acceptable" issue at this point. :P
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 5 May 2020, 15:19

It's more an issue of "are my legs socially acceptable" but I guess the point remains valid.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 5 May 2020, 18:39

Imagine how much fun having a laser gun that could change someone’s sexual orientation would be. Right when a guy is about to nut in another guy, BAM, you hit em with the laser and they become straight. The traumatic reactions would be hilarious.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Simon » 6 May 2020, 18:03

Magic J wrote:Personally, I dunno if I really like the "it must be have deep meaning to you" argument anymore. It's becoming a bit blase at this point. How meaningful does it really need to be?

I'm gonna get a dragon. It'll be playing a flying-V guitar and shooting laser beams from it's eyes. The guitar shall be on fire. No deeper meaning whatsoever, it'll just look hella boss. Every time I look in the mirror I'll think, "damn, look at that sweet-ass dragon, that's cool as fuck", and everything'll be excellent.

This is PRECISELY my thought! Which is why I'm figuring out what jellyfish I'd like across my chest and shoulder and arm. Deeper meaning is fine, lovely job, nice details, but the real point my dudes is having hella cool animals crawling in pretty-ass shapes.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 6 May 2020, 21:28

Simon wrote:This is PRECISELY my thought! Which is why I'm figuring out what jellyfish I'd like across my chest and shoulder and arm. Deeper meaning is fine, lovely job, nice details, but the real point my dudes is having hella cool animals crawling in pretty-ass shapes.

Jellyfish are boss, obviously, but what kind of jellyfish are we talking here? The ones around my parts are low-tier jellies, they barely even sting. I can't fully respect a jelly with no sting. I'd suggest a stingy jelly. Somewhere in the Man-o-War, or Box range. :P
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Severelius » 6 May 2020, 21:32

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Magic J wrote:Personally, I dunno if I really like the "it must be have deep meaning to you" argument anymore. It's becoming a bit blase at this point. How meaningful does it really need to be?

I'm gonna get a dragon. It'll be playing a flying-V guitar and shooting laser beams from it's eyes. The guitar shall be on fire. No deeper meaning whatsoever, it'll just look hella boss. Every time I look in the mirror I'll think, "damn, look at that sweet-ass dragon, that's cool as fuck", and everything'll be excellent.

This is PRECISELY my thought! Which is why I'm figuring out what jellyfish I'd like across my chest and shoulder and arm. Deeper meaning is fine, lovely job, nice details, but the real point my dudes is having hella cool animals crawling in pretty-ass shapes.

If I just start slapping stuff into my skin because it looks cool and I like it at the moment and think it just looks cool I'll end up a patchwork of dumb stuff most of which I'll end up hating.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Simon » 6 May 2020, 22:46

Very true, very true, which is why you plan the slapping-out over a period of a year or two, and if you STILL like it then that’s when you’re golden.

Also, MJ my boy, we are talking full-fantasy hypercolored poisonous toxic jellyfish. We are going full extra here. FULL EXTRA
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby rogonandi » 7 May 2020, 05:31

I’m wondering how the work meeting tomorrow is going to go. I’m looking forward to seeing my coworkers again. :)
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby rogonandi » 7 May 2020, 17:39

Why did I think the ABBA song ‘Waterloo’ was about the Watergate scandal? I was a silly child.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 7 May 2020, 20:35

Magic J wrote:OT: I have formulated an Internet Law. After much empirical research, I have come to the conclusion that: No matter how unhinged a video/article/etc is, the comment section will always surpass it in insanity.

I’m going to bet that in 10 years people will be quoting your law on reddit as some sort of logical rebuke similar to how they use Godwin’s.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 7 May 2020, 21:07

poolerboy0077 wrote:
Magic J wrote:OT: I have formulated an Internet Law. After much empirical research, I have come to the conclusion that: No matter how unhinged a video/article/etc is, the comment section will always surpass it in insanity.

I’m going to bet that in 10 years people will be quoting your law on reddit as some sort of logical rebuke similar to how they use Godwin’s.


LIke how the internet is for porn and rule 34 if it exists there's porn of it?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Magic J » 7 May 2020, 21:14

poolerboy0077 wrote:
Magic J wrote:OT: I have formulated an Internet Law. After much empirical research, I have come to the conclusion that: No matter how unhinged a video/article/etc is, the comment section will always surpass it in insanity.

I’m going to bet that in 10 years people will be quoting your law on reddit as some sort of logical rebuke similar to how they use Godwin’s.

There's no way anybody could possibly mistake a humorous observation on the tendency towards online hyperbole for a logical fallacy, surely?

Surely not. There's just no way anybody would lean on such a formulation as a means of dismissing dissenting views without adequately addressing them. The good people of the interwebs are better than that. Shame on you for disparaging them. :P

erti wrote:LIke how the internet is for porn and rule 34 if it exists there's porn of it?

That's the closest example to a genuine Internet Law I've seen. In all of my careful research, I have yet to confirm an exception.
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