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91  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 19, 2013, 08:50:34 AM


92  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 18, 2013, 07:40:45 PM
I should bitch about that Lego meme ruining my childhood, but it's too hilarious to bother.
93  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 18, 2013, 06:50:23 PM
My dad tried to make me play rugby as a kid, but every time I tackled someone I had to stop and apologize because I felt so bad about it.

And you had to come out of the closet when you were thirteen?  It wasn't just...understood?

Seriously though, some of us are in the physical and psychological condition for fighting and some are not.  Personally, I have a strong distaste for violence unless it's an absolutely last resort, though I'm a pretty fierce advocate of letting people defend themselves when necessary.

That said, go Dice.  Once in a while people need to be smacked.  That qualifies as one of those times.
94  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 18, 2013, 03:10:31 PM
I don't think there's anything wrong with Agent D's position, but congrats to Jotacon on his restraint.  In particular on not having his friends go look for him.  I've always felt that strategy was bullshit. (It was employed a lot in my high school if someone started and lost a fight.  Really showed off how tough a person was.)  That said my dad the cop would point out that the gun/knife issue didn't really come into play there because a person that gets close shove you against a wall and/or spit on you is close enough to stab you.

In any case, trying to buy a pack of cigarettes for $2?  I vote for high.
95  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 18, 2013, 12:55:40 PM
96  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 18, 2013, 11:07:22 AM
Besides that, to look at it from a slightly less (or possibly more) depressing perspective, getting dumped again means you're 1. in an area where a 'dating scene' is possible and 2. Having some reasonable success at trying at it.  It's a lot worse when you're stuck in a violent shithole where wanting to go out and meet *anyone* is inadvisable or in an area with a very insular culture where everyone has their own dating circle/friends and is unwilling to give new people a try or even make new friends. 

(Yeah, I'm totally not bitter about having grown up in the former and then having gone to college in the latter and ended up back in the former again when my health inevitably failed.)

Seriously, though, I do think that if you can say 'again' it means that you're in the right type of area and have just met the wrong people up until now, and being in the right area is half the damn battle.
97  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 17, 2013, 10:35:29 PM
RE: Parent stuff, I'm living with my folks right now due to medical issues (fibromyalgia is the big one now, though it was originally a combination of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and attendant stomach and misery troubles that caused me to drop out of college and move back here so I could regroup and then go live in a city I wanted to live in and attend a college I actually wanted to attend), and some of the shit I have to deal with gets pretty ugly.  My father is generally all right, though sometimes I get sick of the stiff upper lip/only soldiers get PTSD bullshit, but my mother can be far worse when something annoys her.  At that point I'm suddenly lying about all of my medical issues because I'm too lazy to work and/or every specialist I've seen (generally at least a handful per issue) was/is leading me on to get money.  Which makes no sense if I'm just lying because I'm too lazy to work.  On the other hand I apparently grew my hair out long because I'm too lazy to go to a barber, so making sense is not really her strong point...

Anyway, living here does have its moments (aside from time to focus on my hobbies), largely in the form of my father's sense of humor.  In addition to the aforementioned glue bit a few pages back, an example cropped up today:

We were in a hospital to visit a friend of his, took our leave, and while taking the elevator down to lobby my father noticed a hand print on one side of the elevator door, observed that it looked like someone being taken from behind, and took the liberty of miming it right up until the door opened and some poor nurse tried to walk in. Fortunately he was out of position at that time so she wasn't COMPLETELY traumatized. Just tried to walk into the elevator to find one idiot in her face and another chuckling like a moron.  She's probably had worse days.
98  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 17, 2013, 09:54:06 PM
Just click and see.


(Yeah I'm too tired to come up with a clever line, sorry.)
99  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 17, 2013, 11:24:56 AM
Seems like an excellent tool for those who keep both cats and guinea pigs in the same house. :D

also, RE: this thing:

That woman is clearly an advocate of abstinence only education. :P
100  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 16, 2013, 10:49:35 AM


IT'S ON NOW.
101  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 15, 2013, 02:22:12 PM
First off, I actually like SOME of the Axe body smells (I do like those oak-y cologne's in general, if you smell like that, a Wild Dice will be lured).

Note to self... ;)

Seriously though, I actually have a bit of knowledge about decent colognes and aftershaves and such things so I get annoyed when dudebros spray large quantities of Axe everything all over themselves and think they magically become lady bait.

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Also, those dogs are perfect. x)))))
Thanks Desert. I love when you post pups, I actually don't get sick of them . :)
I also wanna learn your humor and post stuff YOU might like haha

The internet is filled with cat pics and much as I love cats I figure I oughtta...err....toss dog lovers a bone? once in a while.  Plus something that looks like a cross between a husky and a corgi is pretty awesome.  It's right up there with an English Bulldog and German Shepherd on the list of 'dogs I must own some day' now.

I have a twisted sense of humor so I'm pretty easy to please given how fucked up the internet is. :D I'll make a note of it whenever you post something particularly good.  (That and I generally post stuff because I like it.)

Thread duty:

102  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 14, 2013, 07:21:03 PM
If they just market those things as Viking Dogs I'm pretty sure the breeders would have a ridiculous quantity of sales to internet buyers.
103  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 14, 2013, 05:23:26 PM
One for Dice.




This seems entirely reasonable.
104  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Video game collection for sale... on: June 14, 2013, 02:18:27 PM
Potential fake story aside there's nothing anywhere near that value, as you noted, which is why this is funny.
105  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: June 14, 2013, 01:51:07 PM
On one end, no one forced the man to do the deed, it was a choice and a consequence you pay for or deal with if a kid comes from it.

There's no easy solution to this issue and as a result of that I try not to be too harsh toward any given viewpoint, but that argument always creeps me out just a tad because it's the very same one used to justify banning abortion. :(

EDIT: I'm not aiming that at you, of course, I know you're just throwing out ideas.  Unfortunately I've seen more than one (really bad) feminist blogger rant about how anyone who takes the "You took the risk, you need to take the responsibility" argument against abortion is a filthy misogynist and then be shocked!  Shocked I say! when they later insist that any man who gets stuck paying child support/marrying a woman because of a kid he was manipulated into having (the woman lied about use of contraception, for example) should "deal with the consequences of putting your dick where it didn't belong" and gets responses that involve quoting the previous post and calling the blogger a filthy misandrist.

I posted it here because I definitely want more of the guys-side (but I'm happy being a girl asking it, insofar I don't want this to go all "BROS BEFORE HOS" and *immediately* fight for their own side).  And also, while I threw some thoughts out there, I really didn't have "my answer" to the issue.
And I agree, if the woman is willing, it's more than "he put his dick in and he's responsible" because it takes two to tango.

But I just wonder if there should be a contingency to the issue in the event that one or the other doesn't want the child (talking more about the man in this situation) where he shouldn't HAVE to be responsible.
Even still, I find it's a really bad idea for most young couples to have a kid (be it teens or peoples who just aren't making enough money in their careers to support a kid; income-wise, you will increase your chances of poverty). 

Like I said, I've seen people use the argument in a very hypocritical (and nasty) manner which makes me find it off-putting, but I didn't think you were delivering The Answer or necessarily advocating for that viewpoint. :)  Of course, it is an argument that must be considered.

In any case, I agree that it's a really bad idea for young couples to have a kid (even if they're planning on a long term relationship) before they can afford it, and there are a number of issues that factor into that problem, some cultural and thus rather difficult to discuss without things getting ugly, but I think that one issue that people should* be able to reach agreement on would be easy access to reliable contraception for people, including teenagers; I'm often skeptical of government subsidization of various things but helping out with contraception pays off well both in terms of reducing government expenditure (less people on welfare) and in raising standards of living.

*I say "should" because, as you have probably been informed, there is a cultural divide between the US and Canada on this matter.  Witness the battle we had over people under 17 being able to get access to the Plan B pill as an example.  I recall seeing one woman from a "pro-parent" group on the news arguing that it should only be available with a prescription because allowing it to be sold over the counter "destroys the ability of parents to control their children's lives." (Actually used that phrase.)  Lady, if you seriously have to worry about your thirteen year old daughter sneaking off to buy a plan B pill you've already lost control of her.
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