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|Steven Universe - Cat Fingers|
It's the cutest body horror I've ever seen.
|Rick and Morty: The pilot to Dan Harmon's new animated series |
There's an element of "normal person trying and failing to deal with an obstinate or amoral lunatic" in a lot of Kids in the Hall sketches. The Sizzler Sisters and the Chicken Lady come to mind immediately, but lots of the Dave Foley/Kevin McDonald featured a similar dynamic, it's also at the core of this show, if the pilot is to be believed.
Also: "Since we're fighting, if you ever have an affair with that I will come to the hotel room and blow my brains out all over your naked bodies" is some gold seal passive aggression.
|Sovereign Citizens take over a pensioner's home.|
They're big fans of the Magna Carta as well. One particular theory is to ask questions about it, and when the government official (invariably) refuses to answer on the grounds that it has nothing to do with driving without plates/owing twenty seven thousand dollars and change in taxes/anything at all relevant, they claim that this invalidates the government official's right to hold a particular office because of clause 45 of the Magna Carta.
The other frustrating thing is I can totally see where they're coming from; if you don't get how the law or society works a tax seizure of property seems to boil down to: "Okay, I have some complex writing on a fancy piece of paper, I have sent you a letter about it, and this means I can now direct people to take your house". It's not surprising people who don't know how things really work come up with and fall for cargo cult versions of the law.
|Sovereign Citizens take over a pensioner's home.|
If anyone's interested in the Canadian legal system's view on these people, here's Meads v. Meads: http://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2012/2012abqb571/2012abqb571.html
One hundred seventy six pages or so of a judge with inhuman patience analyzing all of the extant theories of Canadian 'Sovereign citizens' and responding to them.
The interesting bit for me is when he talks about the "Gurus"; people make money selling these crackpot legal ideas, the way they make money selling homeopathy or naturopathy or any other species of life destroying magical thinking special snowflake bullshit. If there's a response it needs to be targeting the people who promote this kind of stupidity as a solution to people, sometimes to people with very real tax or legal problems.
While I'm on it my favourite case that cites Meads:
R. v Duncan. Sovereign citizen is pulled over by the RCMP after making a turn without signalling, his confrontation with them ends with him being tazered and arrested; at trial he claims the court has no jurisdiction over him, and is acquitted. The judge explained:
"it is not an offence merely to make a turn or lane-change without signalling. ... [it is an offense to turn without signalling] if the operation of any other vehicle may be affected by the movement... If no lawful basis for the stop has been articulated, there was no lawful basis for the demand for identification. If there was no lawful demand for identification, the arrest for the alleged “failure to identify” was unlawful. If the arrest was unlawful, assuming that Mr. Duncan resisted as described, he was entitled to do so."
"Mr. Duncan is entitled to his acquittal and none should begrudge him it." He may be a lunatic crackpot wasting everyone's valuable time, but he hadn't broken the law, so he's free to go. Sadly he's probably just taken it as a sign his magic spells worked.
|Justin Lookadoo, R.U. Dateable demo reel|
Here's his website, the "Cool Rules" page:
I'm tempted to put 20 bucks on him not getting busted in a gay prostitution scandal; I could probably get odds that mean the bet would pay off my student loans if he turns out to be heterosexual.
| Keith Olbermann Discusses Concussions in the NFL|
The problem is that you can't separate pro players and amateur players that easily. Pro-football recruits from and in a lot of ways depends upon college and high school football. The talent pool depends upon there being thousands and thousands of kids playing from a very young age.
I think that's why the pushback on this issue was so hard. If the idea became accepted among parents that "Football = pretty good chance of brain damage" (I'm oversimplifying, I realize) it would absolutely eviscerate the Pop Warner, High School and College programs that the Pro leagues depend on.
I'm not running down anyone's choices; I just think that the pro players are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to concussion issues.
|Washington State Fan Enjoying Popcorn in the Rain|
Yes, you've communicated your aggressive ignorance towards and disdain for the subject matter by repeating an already tired cliche. Everyone who read that comment realized you are far more cultured, intellectual, and superior than anyone who has ever had any interest in any athletic activity.
|How computers do a radix sort|
As far as I can tell this is what he's doing.
Assign each card a number in base 4:
2- 02, 3- 03, 4- 10, 5- 11, 6- 12, 7- 13, 8- 20, 9- 21, 10- 22, J- 23, Q- 30, K- 31, A- 32
The initial ordering is, 4- 10, J- 23, 2- 02, 10- 22, A- 32, 6- 12, 9- 21, 3- 03, 7- 13, K- 31, Q- 30, 8- 20, 5- 11
Divide the cards into 4 piles based on their least significant digit of the number you've assigned them:
0- 4- 10, Q- 30, 8- 20
1- 9- 21, K- 31, 5- 11
2- 2- 01, 10- 12, A- 32, 6- 12
3- J- 23, 3- 03, 7- 13
Now take the piles in order, this gives you the following list:
4- 10, Q- 30 , 8- 20, 9- 21, K- 31, 5- 11, 2- 02, 10- 12, A- 32, 6- 12, J- 23, 3- 03, 7- 13
The thing about this list is that it's in order with respect to the least significant digit. So it's impossible to have the 9 come before the 8 or the 10 before the 5 etc...
So what if you divide these cards into buckets with respect to the next most significant digit?
0- 2- 02, 3- 03
1- 4- 10, 5- 11, 6- 12, 7- 13
2- 8- 20, 9- 21, 10- 22, J- 23
3- Q- 30, K- 31, A- 32
The cards are now ordered on both digits which means, in this case, that they're sorted.
Using cards obfuscates the process because it's not immediately clear how the cards are being grouped.
|Bryan Cranston in Babylon 5|
Say what you want about B5, and there is a lot to criticize, it knew what the fuck it was doing season to season.
|Pacific Rim End Titles|
This was very nearly a perfect movie.
This does not mean I think it was a great film, I mean that the movie executed the basic concept of "Giant robots fighting giant monsters" as well as was possible.
|Kaiju Remedies from Pacific Rim|
I want that suit. I want that suit bad.
|Let's Play Deadpool|
The good Deadpool writers get that Deadpool's jokes are mostly a cover for the fact that he's an intermittently lucid, horribly scarred, medical experiment victim who pretty much no-one tolerates unless they're forced to.
|Population growth and climate change explained by Hans Rosling|
You want to know what the future looks like? Look at the UK during the famine. The poor parts of the world will be exporting food while their population starves, the rich parts will explain that it's their own damn fault for breeding to much and generally being stupid and foreign.
And as for billions of people moving around, it just looks that way because we don't like to shoot unarmed people trying to cross national borders anymore. I think attitudes will change.
|Norm MacDonald and Gilbert Gottfried - Norm MacDonald Live|
Does Norm have some new gambling debts? Why is he asking if there's money in voice work?
|The Jet Bicycle|
Is this his Top Gear audition reel?
|Savage Dragon - Episode 1 (first half)|
Is he insane by comics standards or insane by regular person standards? Because they're very different standards.
|Skyrim - Spending Time With Babette|
In Oblivion the dark brotherhood is like that. It's all shadowy figures coming to you in your sleep and ordering you to kill. Then you get to the sanctuary and there's an Orc dropping innuendo about how when he slept with one of the elves he kept her panties. I think that's sort of the point, of all the factions you can join in Oblivion the dark brotherhood is the most supportive and welcoming and friendly to each other and they're the murder-cult comprised of killers who worship the primal darkness that exists outside of everything.
As for the the question of Oblivion v. Skyrim, I'd be hard pressed to pick a winner. The mechanical simplification in Skyrim was annoying, but so was having to make sure I levelled up efficiently in Oblivion. The world was less diverse, although Skyrim had a giant underground Dewemer city that was amazing, but it was generally nicer to look at. There were less non-human monsters, but they were dragons and giants and mammoths oh my.
For me Oblivion is better, slightly, if you also have the Shivering Isles expansion installed and really like playing with the mechanics of RPGs.
"It's a good thing for you there isn't any sanity clause"
"Ahm sick of people saying there isn't a Sant-y Claus"
This show lodged that pun in my brain more than 20 God damn years ago, and now I finally have a chance to get it out.
|PoeTV A Few Hours Ago|
Seconding a donation option.
I'm older now, I have money, I'm going to spend that money clinging grimly to the vestiges of the things I loved from my youth.
It was good enough for the boomers, it's good enough for Kickstarter, and god damn it, it's good enough for me.
|What Lesbians Think About Penises.|
I don't know why I'm so surprised that the lesbians are far more practical and down to earth about penises than the gay men were about vaginas.
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