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There are tumblrs for everything nowadays; it's almost like it's as popular as myspace!

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I miss Time4Trubbish so much ;A;
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Dino Run SE's free to download this weekend! I played this waaaay too much when it was a flash browser game, but never got round to buying the non-browser version. They're apparently making it free to acquire because they released a soundtrack? I'm not sure how that works, but I'm definitely not complaining.
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and all tese song erlate to me

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I just went back to last night's logs to see if you did any drunktalking
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10-18-2011, 12:33 PM
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I am guilty of doing Homestuck fanart for a class assignment >___> Mainly because it was easier drawing the trolls than coming up with my own characters to embody the zodiac.

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Pyp showed up on IRC at 3am grumpy, I askded him a dumb question, and this happened.

Spoilered for long and Crying Eagle
Spoiler :
<Aryogaton> I believe this channel has strayed back into the usual chatter
<@Schazer> and that was Aryo, with the channel weather
<PickYerPoison> Okay fuck I can't use this premise
<@Schazer> now to Pyp for sports
<@Schazer> PickYerPoison?
<PickYerPoison> I cannot use the required quote-based format for this--oh, are we live?
<PickYerPoison> Well uh, today was a great day for sports fans.
<@Schazer> Yes we are, Pick.
<PickYerPoison> The Old River Blowflies triumphed over the Seven Streams Astronauts in an amazing game of Blipball!
<PickYerPoison> The first shutout of the season, it was.
<@Schazer> That's fantastic! Blowfly fans will be celebrating tonight, then.
<PickYerPoison> The Blowflies scored a whopping three hundred and fourteen points, compared to the Astronaut's negative two hundred.
<@Schazer> :o
<@Schazer> o:
<@Schazer> fuck
<PickYerPoison> I hear Martin Brandgoldfrenchman, their star player, also broke the world record for most insects squashed in one game!
<@Schazer> I put two hundred on the 'nauts getting a positive score
<PickYerPoison> Oh, sounds like you're out some money, then, Schazer!
<PickYerPoison> I can't say I blamed you, though. They've done quite well this year.
<@Schazer> Well
<PickYerPoison> Barely any of their players were injured, after all!
<@Schazer> it was the money I got from pimping your mother out, Pyp
<PickYerPoison> What? Was that where she was all last month?
<PickYerPoison> Goddammit, she said she was going to Florida for some R&R!
<Aryogaton> Who is the top player of the season, PYP
<@Schazer> Pyp you're still live
<PickYerPoison> Easy, that's Walt Wiper Whimley Weleman XVI!
<Aryogaton> What about Wei Kemp Norris
<PickYerPoison> With more than sixteen thousand bases stolen, forty five women's hearts broken, eighteen houses broken into, and an astounding three bar fights won, he has clearly triumphed in the metagame of Blipball.
<PickYerPoison> Wei Kemp Norris has done quite well this year, improving his personal average of balls blocked with his face by oh point five two!
<PickYerPoison> Fortunately for him, his average of balls blocked by way of groin has dropped by oh point oh two.
<@Schazer> Can we get an estimate on cocks blocked, Pyp?
<PickYerPoison> In this season, there were more than fifteen thousand cock blocks!
<@Schazer> also, clocks boxed, books cooked, and backs clocked?
<PickYerPoison> Outside of this season, there were far more. Most of them by my stupid son-of-a-bitch cousin.
<Wheat> The semifinals were rigged
<PickYerPoison> Oooo, I haven't seen a good clock boxing since the Spring of '97!
<Wheat> last year
<PickYerPoison> I'm sure many of you remember when Havener Pitchfork threw such a scrap that he had all the robotic clocks running for their lives!
<Wheat> the Orangeonauts threw the game in order to get Gamblin' Money
<PickYerPoison> That is an excellent point, Wheat. I'm glad you brought it up.
<PickYerPoison> I'd like to take this moment to address the growing concern over the rigging of the semifinals, an increasingly popular scandal.
<Wheat> YOU CANT WHITEWASH THIS
<@Schazer> well of course not
<PickYerPoison> I'm sure many were confused by the triumph of the Lemonsailors over the Orangeonauts, despite the far superior record of the Orangeonauts.
<@Schazer> they banned whitewashing
<PickYerPoison> I must admit I was, myself, surprised for quite a while over the fact.
<PickYerPoison> But I had all my problems explained when I found out that, secretly, half of the Orangeonauts' players had been injured in a horrible practice incident less than a week earlier, and were all located in separate offshore hospitals.
<@Schazer> again
<PickYerPoison> Which is why come game day, most of the team of the Orangeonauts consisted of stunt doubles!
<@Schazer> whitewash inhalation
<Wheat> YOU ARE A PAID SUIT FOR THE LEAGUE I KNOW IT
<PickYerPoison> Who, although excellent at acting, proved terrible at Blipball.
<Wheat> The
<Wheat> conspiracy
<Wheat> will
<Wheat> be
<Wheat> revealed
<PickYerPoison> They raised the team's average of pop flies eaten, and dramatically lowered its runs stolen and feels copped.
<PickYerPoison> Constant failures to acknowledge unwarranted advances by the slutty cheerleaders contributed greatly to the team's low score.
<Wheat> No, those outing-seven pledge-limericks were bona-fide Orangeonaut
<@Schazer> she got lo-oh low low low low low low low
<PickYerPoison> By the end of the game, some of the Lemonsailors had reached as far as eighteenth base, while most of the Orangeonauts were still stuck groping around at fifth.
<PickYerPoison> Even the bonus points earned by the captain's twenty minute non-stop string of cursing, in which he was intraveneously fed oxygen to prevent from passing out, was unable to allow the Orangeonauts to win the game.
<Wheat> Slew Mannowitz gives off definitive facial tics when he performs any kind of sporting poetry
<Wheat> he wasn't a stunt double
<Wheat> and besides
<@DragonFogel> Wheat, all the games are rigged. You wouldn't want those ships to sail without any riggings, would you?
<Wheat> my ex-boyfriend confided to me
<Wheat> ex-boyfriend Ronald "Slick Grips" Mastercannon
<PickYerPoison> Didn't he set the world record for feels copped during one inning?
<PickYerPoison> I believe his catch phrase was, "I've been everywhere."
<Wheat> that he was told to throw down the jersey in the almost-middle-of-the-fifth
<@Schazer> well
<@Schazer> he's the only player to have succesfully performed through three straight innings and outings in one run
<Wheat> that's why you saw him ripping that shirt off
<PickYerPoison> Followed by four homosexual innings and one bisexual overtime orgy.
<Wheat> that's why he exposed his weak underbelly to the opponents
<@Schazer> that's uh
<@Schazer> that's not all he exposed
<PickYerPoison> It's all the cameras were allowed to show, though! Ha ha ha!

And then some letters from viewers:
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<PickYerPoison> Now, before we call today's sports section to a close, I'm going to take a moment to address some reader questions that particularly spoke to me.
<Wheat> right but he exposed his weak point, that's the important part
<PickYerPoison> Hogarth of Minnesota, Australia asks:
<@DragonFogel> I think I'm heading out to sleep.
<Wheat> Night fogel
<Wheat> make sure to keep an eye out for league cronies
<PickYerPoison> "Dear ToxicSports, what is your take on the outrageous catch "Big Al" Afron made in the last match between the Zebrafish and the Antelopes?"
<PickYerPoison> "Sincerely, LargeHadronCollider"
<PickYerPoison> Well, Overcompensating Hardon Collider, I'd have to say that I thought the catch was quite amazing.
<PickYerPoison> However, it brings up a more important issue - the use of illegal stimulants in sports games.
<PickYerPoison> Now, this is a heavily contested point, but it is my firm personal belief that the way in which "Big Al" Afron piledrove the target dummy through the stadium wall indicates that he was using illegal stimulants.
<PickYerPoison> I don't have any proof - it's not like I could obtain any blood samples, after all - but I believe the evidence and the three foot concrete that wall was made out of will prove my point.
<Bropocalypse> How do you piledrive throw a wall
<Bropocalypse> through*
<Bropocalypse> that's like driving a car vertically
<PickYerPoison> It looked quite painful, but that's Blipball for you! Ha ha ha!
<PickYerPoison> A thousand ways to score, and dozens more ways to..."score."
* PickYerPoison wiggly eyebrows.
<Tam_Lin> Yesss
<Wheat> IT IS OUR RIGHT AS AMERICANS (at least the american teams) FOR "OUR BOYS" TO INJECT THEMSELVES WITH DANGEROUS AND HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL STIMULANTS SO THEY CAN DO DEATH-DEFYING ACTION STUNTS AND ENTERTAIN US BETTER
<Wheat> .
<PickYerPoison> Another popular viewpoint. I think we can all see the appeal here!
<Wheat> it's OUR TAXDOLLARS paying for their illegal stimulants SO WHY NOT?
<Wheat> if you don't, you HATE CAPITALISM and you HATE AMERICA
<Wheat> or their automobiles
<PickYerPoison> After all, what would Blipball be without its death-defying action, unstoppable destruction of expensive property, and wanton disregard for safety and human health?
<PickYerPoison> Anything which contributes to those purposes surely forwards the goal of Blipball!
<PickYerPoison> I'll leave that one for you readers to decide.

The Statute on Invisible Limitations:
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<PickYerPoison> Now, our next letter:
<PickYerPoison> "Dear ToxicSports, what do you think of the uproar questioning the legality of the 'invisible partitions' ruse employed by the Manhunters in their last match against the Mandolins?
<PickYerPoison> Sincerely, KeenEye"
<PickYerPoison> Well, BlindEye, I rather enjoyed seeing the effects of the 'invisible partition' ruse, as it has come to be called.
<PickYerPoison> I must admit, for such a relatively dull match, the sudden appearance of invisible
hazards on the field certainly stirred things up!
<PickYerPoison> But the Mandolins cried foul when they began to realize that, strangely enough, the partitions set up by the enemy team were in fact hindering their own efforts.
<@Schazer> But Pyp, wasn't the Statute on Invisible Limitations lifted last year after an appeal by the Mandolins themselves?
<PickYerPoison> It was indeed! Good catch, Schazer. I'd almost forgotten about that!
<@Schazer> This is why I'm the political editor
<@Schazer> and you're the sportscaster
<Bropocalypse> Is that the statute that limits the number of invisible things or on how invisible they can be?
<PickYerPoison> It seems, then, that the Mandolins were particularly enraged by this, since it was in fact a modification of their own "mechanical glass cats" plan, which they had attempted to use the previous year.
<PickYerPoison> Quite right, Bropocalypse! That is one of the many things it covers.
<PickYerPoison> I might turn your question over to Schazer, our political editor, for this one.
<@Schazer> Thanks, Pyp.
<Bropocalypse> Right, invisible objects have to have a minimum of 0.004 visuality units to be legal
<Bropocalypse> In other words, visible if you lookr eally close and squint
<@Schazer> The Statute did initially place a blanket ban on all things with an Invisibility Index of that's right
<@Schazer> less than 0.004 Gigagogglies
<@Schazer> although most of that did stem around the untimely (and heavily politicised) death of John "Jackalope" Sasparilla
<@Schazer> who, as Pyp can inform us, was the longest-ruling captain of which Northern District team?
<PickYerPoison> Why, the aptly-named Failures!
<@Schazer> yup!
<PickYerPoison> Infamous for their long line of hideous injuries, both on and off field.
<PickYerPoison> And the only team to ever be disqualified from a world cup game with the reason being that they had destroyed the stadium!
<@Schazer> Really, it was the last straw when their antler-sporting uniforms, intended as a homage to Sasparilla, got caught in the invisible ceiling fans in that same stadium-destroying championship qualifier in '86!
<Iriwalzen> Pffff you sports fact nerds
<PickYerPoison> Yes, that truly marked the beginning of the end of the Failures.
<PickYerPoison> You know, they started out not too far from where I was born?
<@Schazer> anyway, after Sasparilla's on-field death and the consequent hospitalisation of the Failures, the Statute (lobbied by fiercly by the the predecssors of the Manhunters, the Golddiggers, of all teams) was going to be enforced without a doubt.
<PickYerPoison> My father and I would often go watch them spontaneously combust on field during their Saturday practice sessions.
<@Schazer> After the "Glass Cannon Riots" in 92, the statute was repealed to some extent so the Newborough Nudists could play with their culture respected while still sticking by Rule 16 which, of course, is "while there are no rules in place for public exhibitionism of players walking off the field, the players must be "decent" in accordance with the county laws in which the game is being played when walking onto the field."
<@Schazer> of course, that rule shut out the Nudists for an extended length of the sport's history until the workaround was found with these transparent uniforms.
<@Schazer> The only legislation blocking that was, of course, the Statute on Invisible Limitations, which was after appeal extended to allow the Nudists to stride onto the field with pride and all their bits dangling.
<PickYerPoison> That caused quite an uproar until the Blipball National Organization repealed the 'males only' rule, if I recall correctly.
<@Schazer> actually, funny fact
<@Schazer> the "males only" rule was repealed before the first amendment to the Statute
<Bropocalypse> That reminds me of the year that the Soho Sandies were disqualified from the match with the Tampa Tinfoils when the governor ruled that the color of the Sandies' uniform was indecent
<PickYerPoison> Oh, it seems I did not recall correctly after all! Ha ha ha!
<@Schazer> Bro
<@Schazer> to be fair
<@Schazer> salmon on teal is disgusting
<Bropocalypse> Too true.
<SonidZero> lmao
<PickYerPoison> Oh, but it was a very amusing fight afterwards.
<@Schazer> there were more people hospitalised during the game than in the riots afterward
<PickYerPoison> The players vomiting on field was my favorite part.
<PickYerPoison> Personally, I view the hideous color scheme as more of an ingenious tactic employed by the Sandies than a tragic wardrobe accident.
<PickYerPoison> The mere sight of a Sandie in uniform was enough to cause the crowd to groan in despair.
<@Schazer> Indeed! Well, I think that's all we've got time for tonight, thank you Pick!
<@Schazer> Tune in next week, sportsfans!
<PickYerPoison> This is ToxicSports, signing out!
<PickYerPoison> Stay classy, New Metropolitan San Diego!
10-26-2011, 08:18 AM
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Pick Yer Poison
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fuckin goddamn lousy time warp island
That is the greatest thing I have read this month

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<shadowPhoenix> god I'm hungry
<shadowPhoenix> that video just worsened it
<shadowPhoenix> (and NO innuendo there)
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that... is just a little more than uncomfortable

let's watch it again
10-28-2011, 12:44 AM
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"Women are like men, except when you see 'em, you say WHOA! BACK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Ray Romano puts down the microphone, drinks from his glass of Faygo 60/40 disguised as water disguised as a clear malt beverage, paces around the stage a few times and casts a deadpan gaze at the camera which veers right, instead hitting an overweight woman in the audience. She smiles at Ray, teeth rounded down to gravestone-like stubs from years of gnashing at various gravels and sediments. Pica will do that to a person. Ray lets his eyes float upwards like grimy buoys bobbing on a long-abandoned pond's surface as he momentarily examines his soul. He shudders and races to grab the microphone back up.
"Next on my depressing PBS-only comedy special, I talk about a recent experience with my children at the Discovery Zone. Man, what a time that was."

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Apparently me improvising is popular! So here is a little bit more.

Spoiler :
<Schazer> how about
<Schazer> sunny afternoons
<Pancakes> :>
<Schazer> with chromosome mapping revision
<Aryogaton> SCIENCE
<Godbot> no, no, aryo
* Schazer slaps Aryo
<Godbot> this isn't SCIENCE
<Godbot> it's regular boring ol' science
<Schazer> it's MURDER
<Aryogaton> SLAPCIENCE
<PickYerPoison> Do I have to go through the chart again?
<PickYerPoison> Sigh. Roll the tape.
<PickYerPoison> WELCOME, LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, TO ANOTHER EPISODE OF THE MORE YOU KNOW
<PickYerPoison> SPECIAL KIDS EDITION.
<PickYerPoison> More and more reports are flooding in, and the evidence is unmistakeable. Kids these days don't know shit 'bout science!
<PickYerPoison> Let's start with the basics, shall we?
* PickYerPoison starts pointing at a whiteboard with diagrams.
<PickYerPoison> You have two types of science - regular boring science and SCIENCE, the exciting kind.
* PickYerPoison points to a guy in a labcoat.
<PickYerPoison> Regular science is what real scientists do. When you see the scientific method being applied, this is "boring science," or "regular science."
* PickYerPoison points to a maniacally laughing man firing a doom laser.
<PickYerPoison> SCIENCE is what the COOL scientists do. When you smell smoke, feel a burning sensation in your extremities, or see or hear explosions, there is an eighty-seven point five two nine three percent, weighted, chance that you are within a four mile proximity of SCIENCE.
<PickYerPoison> I hope this has been an informative lesson to all of you children. Next time, we will discuss the difference between "school" and "old school."

Also a bit of Schazer chiming in that is funny but not fitting with THE MORE YOU KNOW SPECIAL KIDS EDITION

Spoiler :
* PickYerPoison starts pointing at a whiteboard with diagrams.
<Schazer> "this is a whiteboard!"
<Schazer> "it is white because it reflects most of the visible light spectrum!"

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oh man I am so glad this is a thing now I never have to MSPAFA again.
11-06-2011, 08:15 AM
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I can't be the only one who thinks their bellies look like faces right?
I mean a lot of bellies do, but these more than any other.

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that escalated quickly

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So I am taking a creative writing class and the next project is to write a short story. The only requirements are that it has to be less than 5 pages and can't be genre writing. One thing he's been saying a lot has been to write about characters rather than events, or that you can have a very mundane thing (guy goes to lowes to buy parts for a fence) that makes an awesome story because of the characters. So I decided I want to write about a subtly racist guy, because I find racism fascinating. I figured I'd write aabout him and the "protagonist" meeting on the first day of class and he comments on all the asian people in the class in a way that makes it incredibly obvious that he's slightly racist.

And I realized. The more I flesh out this character the more he looks like douchetacular Z
11-07-2011, 08:05 AM
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If one of the first things he does when meeting new people is comment on how everyone is asian then he's not subtly racist, he's just overtly racist. Painfully obvious is the opposite of subtle.

Subtle racism is conveyed through slight actions--for instance, wary eying of three minorities together, or slightly stepping back when someone of a different race goes to talk to them for "personal space," or for indirect allusions to group behavior instead of just having a slip of the tongue about those asians or making assumptions based on stereotyping. For instance, say one of the Asians says they want to be a teacher, and the protagonist automatically says in his head, "he doesn't look like the kind of person you'd see as a math teacher."

Subtle racism is what goes on with institutional racism, and it's what most of racism is. A subtle racist is less likely to talk about it in public due to self-conscientiousness, but more likely to support and defend the catches and traps set up by institutional racism inherent in socioeconomic systems. For instance, a subtle racist would defend the practice of redlining by banks by saying, "well, if people in those areas have a history for decades of not paying on their loans, you can't really blame the banks!" That way sets a historical precedent and blames the victims of redlinings for something they cannot help--well, if it happened before, it's gotta happen again! Sorry, you're on your own. This train of thought exists because it feels much more justified by the person saying it when someone else questions it or puts it to scrutiny.

They're also likely to substitute words and phrases when wanting to express racist things, like saying "this country's going to hell because of everybody asking for entitlements or welfare queens." It's an unquantifiable statement, and the group "people who ask for entitlements" or "welfare queens" is typically code for "poor people, usually in inner cities" (but they cannot express that statement).

Summary of the above: subtle racism is skirting the issue in a way to make it seem like a secondary motivation to your actions, while still supporting racist ideas in a way that makes it seem more justifiable and reasonable (and less irrational) if someone were to put your actions to scrutiny.

Douchetacular Z was not racist; he was incredibly grating and self-aggrandizing of internet accomplishments (I'm on NEWGROUNDS guys, I almost made top weeklies) and he espoused conspiracy theories in the middle of class. Racism is an Asshole phenomenon, not a Douchebagged phenomenon.

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Wheat Wrote:indirect allusions to group behavior

this is the thing I'm thinking about. When you first brought up DZ I had an image of this guy in one of my class who did exactly those things you said. And I associate him with the kind of people who often notice that "this school is full of asians" and then make racial jokes or comments based on stereotyping. And what interests me is where people define the line between stereotyping and racism.
11-08-2011, 02:42 AM
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Okay it has been a long time since DZ was mentioned anywhere.
He was someone that wheat had the displeasure of interacting with in real life, right?
11-08-2011, 02:54 AM
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We wanna hear the story of DZ uncle Wheat!

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11-08-2011, 05:27 AM
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