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TopicIf you don't like hommus don't even fucking SPEAK to me BRO
MrMallard
01/20/20 8:39:26 AM
#1
Hommus is awesome

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TopicQuick, someone punch me in the shoulder meat!
MrMallard
01/20/20 2:42:24 AM
#1
I can't afford a massage and there's so much tension there it feels like my neck is about to explode!

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TopicCE Writing topic -- This Time It Won't Purge? Edition
MrMallard
01/20/20 12:23:43 AM
#37
I've had the writing bug lately, but I don't have any space in my life where I can feel productive. Room's super cluttered, and there's no other rooms in the house where I feel comfortable.

I might write some fanfiction on my phone or something when I'm in bed.

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TopicSequels and follow ups that shit on the previous entry
MrMallard
01/20/20 12:18:52 AM
#6
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

The plot has nothing to do with the original ToS, focusing on some edgelord shit where you go to some ruins that are even more ancient than the ones in the first game, and handle a threat that predates anything that came from ToS. The character cameos don't add anything to the experience, it's pure fanservice for fanservice's sake. All but one of the new characters has a new VA, and Lloyd's VA is worse than the original by a country mile.

The only good part of the game is that you can decide that Lloyd fell in love and shacked up with Raine. The plot is trite and edgy, and in any other circumstance it would be a passable side-game or RPG - not great, but passable. The worst part about this game is that it's a needless, shoehorned sequel with a plot and stakes wholly separate from the first game, where the only connections to the first game are pointless filler to sucker people into playing the sequel.

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Topici was fucking WARNED?!
MrMallard
01/20/20 12:06:16 AM
#15
I'm one post in and this is already the worst gimmick I've seen on CE in 2020

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TopicAre you pleased with the direction gaming has spiraled into?
MrMallard
01/19/20 8:42:21 PM
#31
On one hand, game development is easier than ever for anyone to jump into and that's led to a lot of excellent throwback titles like Stardew Valley. These are experiences that are hard to come by as the gaming space keep evolving. I haven't played Descenders, but it looks like Downhill Domination minus the combat aspects - just focusing on racing downhill at incredible speeds.

But the AAA space is lacking, because everything has to be pushing the envelope for realism and immersion. We saw this problem emerge in the 7th gen of consoles with games like GTA4 and 5 - incredible games in their own right, but incredibly resource-intensive. The time frame between game releases is getting further and further away because of this.

Nowadays, you have one open-world game dominating the genre at a time - and that game is Grand Theft Auto. The 7th gen had competitors like Saints Row which kept the selection fresh, as well as a hearty dose of failures. Same with FPS games - the 7th gen had so many third party FPS or third-person shooters to go around. Now you have your big players and that's about it. Modern open world games feel like even crustier Metal Gear Solid 5 clones, like the Ghost Recon games. Far Cry is in the trash. The AAA market is dominated by a handful of big titles by the biggest businesses, and while there are some indie and AA studios filling the gaps along with ports, those big game experiences that came out to compete with your CoDs and GTAs are all but gone now. I don't think there'll ever be another GTA competitor for years, if ever, because the barrier for entry (read: budget) keeps getting higher and higher.

That's not even taking microtransactions into account. Modern games tend to be pretty cohesive experiences on their own, but countless amounts of games sabotage themselves and sell you the cure to their dysfunction. Those games are going to be all but unplayable in another 30 years, and it's not slowing down. This started with the 7th generation, but it's only been getting worse over time.

I appreciate the rise in quality, from indie titles as well as AAA titles, but the road games have been on since the 2010's is not a good one.

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TopicGreg Page, lead singer of The Wiggles, suffers cardiac arrest on stage
MrMallard
01/19/20 7:46:07 PM
#4
Bump

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TopicPlease tell me about Home Owner Associations, including any funny stories
MrMallard
01/19/20 7:41:08 PM
#1
I've never been around one, don't think they're as big of a thing in Australia. HOA stuff has always interested me, especially the stories where they're a bunch of petty, obstructive shitheads. If there's any funny or interesting info about this type of group, I want to hear it. Tell me your best HOA stories.

This topic was inspired by the "HOA's are a necessary evil" topic.

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TopicHere's what a Bernie Sanders America looks like
MrMallard
01/19/20 7:36:14 PM
#15


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TopicIf Bernie actually wins the nomination, do you think he can beat Trump?
MrMallard
01/19/20 6:46:17 PM
#47
The electoral college is a trash American invention that gets in the way of actual democracy. The majority of people spoke in favor of Hillary in 2016, despite her own faults and foibles, but their voices were ignored because of your shitty little colouring-in map.

You're the only country that does this electoral college shit, and twice in the 21st century has that shit given you a garbage president. Bootlick all you want about how the electoral college is democracy too, even as it continues to obstruct the spirit of democracy - everyone casting their vote with a fair and equal voice.

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TopicTrump is a good thing for the USA
MrMallard
01/19/20 6:38:17 PM
#4
Trump represents the worst of America. He always has, even before he was president.

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Topicsome of y'all are like that Silent Hill wiki admin about circumcision
MrMallard
01/19/20 9:18:38 AM
#1
https://youtu.be/a7-HrspiKfY

Perfect video for a channel named Whang

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TopicGreg Page, lead singer of The Wiggles, suffers cardiac arrest on stage
MrMallard
01/19/20 8:53:40 AM
#3
El Mexicano Texano posted...
Are you the one who made the topic about the girl from the wiggles not so long ago?
Nope. I was under the impression that people still had fondness for the Wiggles, and hearing about the former Yellow Wiggle in life-threatening danger would elicit some sort of response. They're still beloved here in Australia, the new Wiggles seem to be doing well for themselves but the OG pack are the folks that mean the most to a lot of people.

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TopicGreg Page, lead singer of The Wiggles, suffers cardiac arrest on stage
MrMallard
01/19/20 6:45:06 AM
#1
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/18/yellow-wiggle-greg-page-collapses-after-heart-attack-during-bushfire-relief-concert

Original Wiggles member Greg Page collapsed and went into cardiac arrest at a bushfire relief concert in Sydney on Friday night.

The original Yellow Wiggle was taken to Westmead hospital after falling to the ground as he left the stage at Castle Hill RSL. He is now recovering following surgery for a coronary occlusion.

Paramedics said Page, 48, was alive because of the actions of an off-duty nurse who was attending the concert and jumped on stage to assist, using the RSLs defibrillator and leading resuscitation efforts.

He was out for 20 minutes, the woman, named Grace, told reporters on Saturday. We gave him three shocks [with the defibrillator]. I took charge. I did not mean to, but I did. I walked in and I think I was the only one there who had any training, first aid training. So I just started to do what I do at work.

A paramedic from Ambulance New South Wales who responded to the triple-0 call said Grace saved Pages life.

When I was on stage and Greg was stabilised I asked who the person who used the defibrillator was, and Grace anxiously stepped forward, he said. I told she needed to be congratulated because she had saved the mans life. She did an extraordinary job and it was only through her efforts, and those who also performed CPR, that Greg is alive.

The groups manager, Paul Field, said Page was expected to be in hospital for some time.

He was in such a serious way last night, he told Channel Seven. He needed CPR, we had two of our cast and crew working on him. They used a defibrillator on him three times. He was in a bad way.

The ambulance took him [to Westmead hospital]. I was so relieved that the blood was back in his face, he was talking, he was quite groggy. It was overwhelming relief.

Field said the performer had stopped breathing and had to be revived several times.

Steve, the drummer, and Kim, who works in our office, did CPR, they saved his life, he said. Ive got to tell you, if theres a lesson from that its great to have people learn CPR.

The Wiggles official Twitter account said early on Saturday: As has been reported, our friend Greg Page suffered a cardiac arrest at the end of the bushfire relief performance and was taken to hospital.

He has had a procedure and is now recovering in hospital. We appreciate your kind messages and concern.

The original Wiggles line-up of Page and Anthony Field, Murray Cook and Jeff Fatt were performing the first of two planned fundraisers for the bushfire relief effort.

Page left the childrens band in 2006 due to poor health and returned for a second stint in 2012.

In 2006 he revealed he was suffering from orthostatic intolerance, which caused problems with the function of his heart when standing.

Scary stuff. This is the second time the original line up has got together for a run of 18+ pub shows.

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TopicName a youtuber who has fallen as far as Cr1TiKaL/
MrMallard
01/19/20 6:29:17 AM
#98
butthole666 posted...
Wait actually
Yeah, I need to hear about this

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TopicDo you listen to more male of female music artists?
MrMallard
01/19/20 6:11:55 AM
#15
I would say I listen to more male performers, though there have been a few times when most of those guys are outside of my regular rotation and I'm listening to more women.

Right now I'm invested in David Bowie, The Weakerthans and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard on the guy's side, and Rachael Yamagata, Maria Mena and Sara Bareilles on the girl's side. So it's all pretty even-keel right now.

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TopicImagine getting put on Warned for saying something that looks racist but isn't.
MrMallard
01/19/20 6:01:30 AM
#44
viewmaster_pi posted...
how am i at fault for just saying there's no reason to be hoity toity and full of yourself over getting modded on gfaqs? there's no reason to feel challenged or fight about stupid shit like this, and me saying that isn't starting an argument; continuing to gas on and on is

what's the big deal

I actually agree with your point, pretty much every post complaining about getting modded is a bunch of shit. It's always someone dancing around the actual reason why they were moderated, and acting all sanctimonious like they didn't have a clue. My response to you concerns the petty squabble you're having right now, which is frankly pretty weak.

Like damn, sometimes forum drama is fun, but I see a post like

viewmaster_pi posted...
Kitt posted...
Tbf, it's not exactly a difficult feat to accomplish here if people who are too scared to summarize their moderations are the people I'm completing with lmao
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you really came back later to edit this in, lol, thank you for continuing to prove me right.

completing

and that shit is reaching, hard. I read that, and I can't see how anyone posting it can think they're "winning", or be having fun with the argument they're having. Nitpicking someone's spelling is weak, dude. It doesn't add anything to your argument, it comes across as so pissy and mad.

Initially I threw Kitt under the bus, but he makes a solid point in post 41 so I'm gonna wipe that. mb, got caught up in the response.

Sometimes, the other argument is just petty trolling that's barely a level above your post, but it was your response in this circumstance that just made me wonder why people stoop to these stupid, petty forum squabbles. Like instead of coming across as that sour, there must be at least three things you could do that doesn't invoke the sheer level of small dick energy that comes with saying "well, I know I'm right, and your edits prove this!" before criticising the dude's spelling.

There must be something that's more fulfilling to you than making a post that reads like that. There must be other threads that are more worthwhile to post in than this one, or even petty arguments that offer more room to breathe or even thrive than the one that has you making this petulant response. Seriously - is this shit worth stooping to this shitty, salty level for?

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TopicImagine getting put on Warned for saying something that looks racist but isn't.
MrMallard
01/19/20 5:33:17 AM
#36
viewmaster_pi posted...
you really came back later to edit this in, lol, thank you for continuing to prove me right.

completing
this post has small dick energy, man. if all you're here to do is sling petty posts like this, you really need to find something better with your time. like, do you actually enjoy being on guard and trying to drag people down when you inevitably get into an argument, making comments like this one?

legitimately - this isn't faux concern for trolling or anything, I'm being serious - your time would be better utilised doing something more positive or enjoyable. anyone's time would be better served not stopping to this level of internet discourse. you're better than this.

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TopicSo any other news on R Kelly's survivors?
MrMallard
01/19/20 5:25:36 AM
#2
I was about to post that I heard 3 or so of them have died since, but I was wrong. That was Kevin Spacey accusers.

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TopicImagine getting put on Warned for saying something that looks racist but isn't.
MrMallard
01/19/20 5:23:57 AM
#34
I got warned for spoilers in a thread I made called "ITT: we spoil Avengers Endgame!". The spoiler I posted in the OP, "Scott Lang has a tiny ant-sized dick", was not actually a spoiler. I was off of CE for that entire weekend.

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TopicIf this guy ate shit and died tomorrow, no one should cry
MrMallard
01/18/20 10:02:53 PM
#34
Y'all going "you can't say that, he's the president and it's disrespectful!"

Look at Britain, where Margaret Thatcher's death was openly celebrated and people drove "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" to the top of the charts. This is gonna happen, and it's gonna be sweet when it does.

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TopicTo the parents of retail and service workers...
MrMallard
01/18/20 8:50:13 PM
#1

word

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TopicQuick ask: why is the convo about Lizzo all about how unhealthy her weight is...
MrMallard
01/18/20 4:26:53 PM
#34
closetjpopfan posted...
Good point, that makes it even worse because she has less excuses for it and instead she's using the care that should go to others less fortunate.

In fact it's THE worst in her case because she's used her obesity to get rich! So now it's like she has to stay fat.
Bleh, go listen to some Gackt then

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TopicQuick ask: why is the convo about Lizzo all about how unhealthy her weight is...
MrMallard
01/18/20 5:06:55 AM
#1
...when we don't ask the same thing about DJ Khaled?




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TopicWhich is the WORST of the Star Wars OT Special Edition changes?
MrMallard
01/18/20 3:28:59 AM
#84
Jedi Rocks is a fucking abomination. Greedo shooting first is some disney-tier shit, but nowadays Star Wars as a whole is disney-tier shit. Jedi Rocks is a turd independent of whichever era Star Wars falls in.

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TopicName a youtuber who has fallen as far as Cr1TiKaL/
MrMallard
01/18/20 2:50:40 AM
#63
LordFarquad1312 posted...
What can you expect from someone who couldn't even finish highschool and all but abandoned the thing that made people care about him in the first place...
He's talked about the circumstances surrounding his departure from high school before, basically being screwed around in his senior year because he moved to a new location and getting put into the worst schooling zone possible. Dude just got his GED, sold some animations to MTV and managed to eke out a living with his cartoons.

I don't like modern Game Grumps either. I don't mind their live action channel, but I'll admit that the flagship show hasn't attracted my interest in a while. Saying that, I think Arin is a pretty savvy guy for all the stuff he's done behind the scenes.

He employs other YouTubers to let them do their own thing, and the Game Grumps brand develops video games too. A few years ago when every YouTuber and their dog was going on tour, Arin had a bad experience with a touring company who didn't understand what the Game Grumps were doing - so he started his own touring company for other YouTubers, where their particular niche would be understood.

He's keeping dozens of people employed, in an office in San Fransisco that probably costs a mint to rent - especially with how nice it looks. Ross, SuperMega, the Dream Daddy devs, dozens of assistants and camera hands, Suzy - Arin's built a small empire keeping himself and other YouTubers afloat. The Game Grumps show isn't as good as it used to be, but Arin has consistently shown himself to be a good businessman and I genuinely believe he works hard to keep everything in balance.

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TopicThe best Castlevania
MrMallard
01/18/20 2:37:39 AM
#4
The GBA games are pretty spectacular for the time they were released in, and the system they were released on.

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TopicName a youtuber who has fallen as far as Cr1TiKaL/
MrMallard
01/18/20 12:33:29 AM
#35
WellKnownNomad posted...
Tobuscus is another one that comes to mind
that dude fell after being accused of rape, though. He's trying to make a comeback by going against his original apology video and calling the accuser a bitch.

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TopicNYT literally posted a column from a white supremacist thinktank
MrMallard
01/18/20 12:27:16 AM
#30
Evening_Dragon posted...
The guy who laid much of the groundwork for modern LGBTQ theory also argued for pedophilia

Press X to Doubt

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TopicName a youtuber who has fallen as far as Cr1TiKaL/
MrMallard
01/18/20 12:23:17 AM
#32
I mean, Cr1tikal is getting enough attention to stream consistently, has his podcast to keep busy with and he has a girlfriend who seems to like him for who he is. I don't like a lot of his current content, but I'm happy that he's doing well for himself. Like someone else said earlier, during the "prime" of his content he was apparently depressed as shit. He seems to be out of that hole now.

One thing I wish he did more though was expose shitty youtubers. That was some of his best content, now he just reacts to videos on his streams.

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TopicWhy hasn't any PSP games been ported to newer systems?
MrMallard
01/17/20 10:38:48 AM
#26
AvantgardeAClue posted...
On PS3 and 360
I know, that's what I was trying to say. Peace Walker got ported.

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TopicWhy hasn't any PSP games been ported to newer systems?
MrMallard
01/17/20 9:32:02 AM
#24
MGS: Peace Walker

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TopicDid racism drive Prince Harry and Meghan Markle away from Britain?
MrMallard
01/17/20 9:30:13 AM
#66





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TopicYakuza 0 or Fractured But Whole?
MrMallard
01/17/20 4:20:59 AM
#3
I love South Park. I loved Stick of Truth, it's a great game. The worlds that they make in these new South Park games is great fun.

But you should absolutely get Yakuza 0. Fractured But Whole sucks compared to Stick of Truth, and Yakuza is its own brand of crazy buttfuckery. Even the worst mainline Yakuza game is a stellar beat em up with excellent oddball humor. Yakuza 0 is frequently cited as being one of the best Yakuza games.

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TopicHow fucked is it that 18 year olds can't drink or smoke in America...
MrMallard
01/17/20 4:17:53 AM
#1
...but you'll gladly ship them off to die on some godforsaken rock. Smokes are bad for your health, and alcohol kills brain cells - but put a gun in their hands, because they're old enough to kill others for the top brass.

At least give them the right to enjoy themselves with recreational substances. If they're old enough to kill and die, they're old enough to drink.

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Topicwow Australia looks like mordor seen from aeroplane
MrMallard
01/17/20 3:30:35 AM
#13
Australia's east coast, and most of the south to south-eastern portion of the country, is mostly forest. Australia has rainforests and stuff you know.

A lot of our desert area is in the middle of Australia, and I think a lot of Western Australia is desert as well. I also think a lot of Queensland and the Northern Territory is desert as well, but I'm a lot less sure about that.

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Topicinb4 "fire Sakurai"
MrMallard
01/16/20 10:45:30 AM
#1
They attacked gamers. Gamers.

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TopicStarted playing Saints Row IV again. Still hate it *spoilers*
MrMallard
01/16/20 10:37:54 AM
#1
I had trouble stomaching Saints Row The Third when I first started playing it, but I eventually got the platinum trophy for it. I grew to love the game's setpieces, mechanics and characterisation. But Saints Row IV has always been a turd to me.

Like, they just double down on the goofy, irreverent humor again and again, until it's not funny any more. Oh look, a Dubstep gun. Oh look, you're making fun of Mass Effect. Oh look, the game's skybox looks like shit because it's an alien simulation. The aliens look shitty, Zinyak is a piece of shit antagonist and every mission leans so hard into the conceit that it's hard to enjoy it. It's the third game ramped up to 11, and frankly I hate it.

The worst part is when the Earth is destroyed. All the other characters from Saints Row are just dead now. But it's okay, because we have the simulations to play the part! And at least there's the Steelport simulation to play around in! Eat shit.

I hate the simulation. I hate the red fucking towers you have to remove from Zinyak's control, and I hate the butt ugly martians you have to kill. I hate how the game jumps the shark so hard it feels like it can just make fun of the shark-jumping, because that's all Saints Row is now - a bunch of superpowers, aliens and Dubstep. It's almost cynical how much they ramp every single aspect up in this game.

And the worst part is that I want to have a good time, since the gameplay is based on The Third's gameplay and I really like that game. But there's something so unbearable and ugly about this game that I can't get past. Dedicating so much energy to disliking a game like this is ridiculous, but it genuinely puts a pit in my stomach having to deal with the shitshow that this game is. I get that it's popular and people like it, but I can't bring myself to like it.

I felt similarly about Borderlands 2 for a while, but that's because the starting area in the snow sucks and I could only ever play it at my friend's place. I didn't start liking that game until I got my own copy and got to take on the game at my own pace. I can't say the same for Saints Row IV. I've owned it for years now, I've tried to play it multiple times - to the point that I've gotten the superpowers and the spaceship and saved a bunch of my crew - and I can't fucking stomach the humor or the villains. Saints Row can be stupid at times, but this is beyond stupid. It's forced, lame bullshit.

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Topic1st transgender doll
MrMallard
01/16/20 8:35:08 AM
#10
What's with all the Sun articles lately? That shit is a rag on the level of the Daily Mail, if not lower. It's all clickbait shit like this, bullshit celebrity rumors and provocative slander. It's a tabloid.

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TopicVenom was a good movie.
MrMallard
01/16/20 7:44:58 AM
#24
Ehh, it was okay.

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TopicLol remember Jordan Peterson?
MrMallard
01/16/20 5:16:24 AM
#36
lol

Autocorrect strikes again :P

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TopicLol remember Jordan Peterson?
MrMallard
01/16/20 5:11:07 AM
#34
Jordan Peterson: scientists tell you that an all meat diet is unhealthy, so I've decided to only EA meat to prove them wrong

Also Jordan Peterson: waaaah I ate a vegetable by accident and spent 15 hours hallucinating demons

Jordan Peterson: *mentions online critics of his talking points which "inadvertently" steers his rabid fanbase to attack them*

Also Jordan Peterson: *upon publishing a weird incestuous book cover of his daughter in a bikini* waaaah the internet is being mean to me, no one should be exposed to this much harassment ever!

JP is a clown bitch. I hope rehab goes well for him, on a basic human level, but in regards to this man as a personality, he's a provocative dipshit with a garbage fanbase and a goofy voice. Hope he stays gone.

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TopicChristian Parents are OUTRAGED after their KIDS were asked THIS during SEX ED!!
MrMallard
01/16/20 12:16:42 AM
#66
This topic reminded me of a Tumblr photoset I saw recently, all the way back from 2015. It's a news story about a woman who thinks sex ed is a bunch of horny nonsense that'll lead to kids having sex, and it features a panel of teenagers with questions about HPV and stuff. Posting the source:

https://sandandglass.tumblr.com/post/110869323027/tds-february-11-2015-jordan-klepper-looks-at

I would post the GIFs, but they would take up too much space in my posts.

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TopicTransphobes are pretty freakin' annoying
MrMallard
01/15/20 11:52:16 PM
#2
TERFs: call trans women confused men and male rapists who only use women's bathrooms to assault "real women", call masculine-looking women "men" for having short hair and muscles despite being born women and identifying as women, spend their time gatekeeping the LGBTQIA+ community against "hetero invaders" like bi and ace people and say that they don't face any issues with their sexuality because they're "straight-passing"

Also TERFs: "TERF is a slur"

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TopicChristian Parents are OUTRAGED after their KIDS were asked THIS during SEX ED!!
MrMallard
01/15/20 7:48:53 AM
#51
Duncanwii posted...
Blame the bible. It also glorifies violence and hates sexuality.
France, Spain and Italy are all long-standing Christian or Catholic countries with roots that stretch centuries back past the US, and all three cultures are historically more chill about sex than the US is. The issue is that your country was found by a bunch of stuck-up prudes who went to war for their independence.

Violence has been in the DNA of your country from its very start, and the people who settled the USA were the sorts of freaks who would rap someone across the knuckles a hundred times for getting handsy before marriage. This is an American problem, not a Christian one - name a nation with Christianity in its roots, and 9 times out of 10 you're not going to get America's bizarre hangups.

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TopicThe Army Found a Way to Keep Your Hands Warm Without Gloves
MrMallard
01/14/20 7:21:14 PM
#2
jerkin offfffffff

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TopicGot my friend into Life Is Strange yesterday
MrMallard
01/14/20 8:48:42 AM
#3
Nope, gonna keep on soldiering on. Really don't like this outcome, but it differs from my initial playthrough so it's an interesting new plot thread.

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TopicGot my friend into Life Is Strange yesterday
MrMallard
01/14/20 8:44:18 AM
#1
He's been grinding Kingdom Hearts to make Ultima Weapon, so yesterday when I was blasted on celebratory drinks I downloaded Life Is Strange on his Xbone and started playing it.

Dude's a big fan of like Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why, and it's been giving him similar vibes. It's a good game for the situation, since there's a lot of spoken dialogue that he can listen to while he's playing KH.

I finished Episode 3 tonight. Had to finish up Episode 2 as well - Kate died in this playthrough, which isn't how I was hoping things would go. I'm about to hit my favorite part of the game, I was grinning ear to ear when episode 3 ended. My friend guessed how it ended, but still. Really looking forward to playing Episode 4 again, especially the first part of it.

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TopicI just saw 'Chucky 2019', 'Captive State', and 'The Meg'.
MrMallard
01/14/20 5:56:35 AM
#11
Oh god, The Meg was shit. Shit acting, shit effects, shit story. It was basically just a Syfy turd dolled up to a 100 million+ budget and cooked in a server farm in China, the same way The Great Wall was.

Chucky 2019 was a decent standalone romp. The original canon still exists with that upcoming TV show, and the concept was a neat spin. That movie had potential to be a massive pile of dogshit, but it was a decent enough watch. The only major downside I had was casting Aubrey Plaza as a single mother, because she still looks so young. Not even the handwave explanation was that satisfying. Otherwise, a fine enough popcorn muncher.

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TopicJoe Rogan: What Do You Do About Old Racist Media?
MrMallard
01/14/20 12:30:07 AM
#18
Why did they have to pick Song of the South for the thumbnail, though? There are plenty of wartime cartoons like Looney Tunes that featured extreme racism, and with those you can look at the circumstances around them to add meaning to them. They're absolutely fucking horrible, but they exist within a valid historical context that's worth talking about.

Song of the South is Disney basically depicting black people as being happy with slavery, laughing and being jolly at their lot in life, while their stories are repackaged for a white crowd with a noticeable lilt of ebonics in the voiceover.

I just mentioned Looney Tunes and how their wartime cartoons had additional meaning through the circumstances of their creation that made them worth discussing, but one cartoon that didn't have to exist was an Elmer Fudd/Bugs Bunny cartoon where Elmer Fudd was replaced with an extremely racist depiction of a black man. He drawled like he had 50 IQ points or lower, he had a massive forehead, his lips were massive. The only humor this character offered was "look at how stupid black people are! What a slow buffoon!" - and it's disgusting. You might have people defending something racist if it's funny, but this character drags the cartoon to a standstill - his antics, whether he was black or white, slowed the cartoon down to a fucking crawl. The only selling point was to have a grossly stereotyped black person, and it's a shitty cartoon because of it.

Song of the South is trash at best. It paves over the injustices that black people suffered by depicting a jolly, smiling black man who serves as a guilt-free depiction of happiness in servitude. After all, that's his standing in life, right? Might as well be jolly about it. There's no greater context except "white people wanted to enjoy black folklore without acknowledging slavery or racism, so they created a black figure who was okay with it to feel better". It's wrong, and there's no circumstances that make it worth talking about except as a product of racism. Just like that trash cartoon that took a perfectly serviceable Elmer Fudd story and replaced it with severe racism.

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