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by Wraith
06 Sep 2013, 11:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'
Replies: 400
Views: 17766

Re: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'

But isn't this particularly thorny issue kind of central to the whole POINT of this thread? The thread is "The Mike Problem," and people didn't really start talking about Mike being a problem until this issue came up. We're discussing the right or wrongness of what he said.
by Wraith
06 Sep 2013, 11:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Answer a Question With a Question Thread
Replies: 4836
Views: 126999

Re: Answer a Question With a Question Thread

Got a calculator?
by Wraith
06 Sep 2013, 11:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'
Replies: 400
Views: 17766

Re: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'

Wraith, we're quite happy to consider other viewpoints here, but please try not to present yours through the medium of artillery fire. Artillery fire? What, precisely did I say that constitutes "artillery fire?" "Artillery fire" would be "I don't need lessons in tact from t...
by Wraith
06 Sep 2013, 11:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'
Replies: 400
Views: 17766

Re: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'

OTOH I have to say I've only ever seen "Cis-scum" and its negative ilk in articles/etc attacking "feminism" or "gender studies". Did you not see my post? Because I put up a picture of it. Now you've seen it at least one time. If you'd like, I can show you a whooooooooo...
by Wraith
06 Sep 2013, 11:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'
Replies: 400
Views: 17766

Re: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'

I think that continuing to have this conversation is good, and finding common grounds for terms and terminology is good as well—even if those terms were originated by hyperbolic and/or easily excited people. That way when we have these discussions, there's less confusion about what we all mean. Whi...
by Wraith
06 Sep 2013, 10:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of tallness
Replies: 77
Views: 3443

Re: The thread of tallness

Things I have hit my head on:

1. Ceilings
2. Ceiling FANS (while moving)
3. Tunnels
4. Top bunks
5. cabinet doors
6. desks
7. A B2 stealth bomber.
by Wraith
06 Sep 2013, 10:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Answer a Question With a Question Thread
Replies: 4836
Views: 126999

Re: Answer a Question With a Question Thread

Bebop Man wrote:Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of answering negatively?


Was it really negative though?
by Wraith
06 Sep 2013, 09:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'
Replies: 400
Views: 17766

Re: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'

Wraith, you are massively generalizing. "Cis" is used by far more people than those you claim (unless you think that by trying to patiently explain things to people, I am exactly the same as people who irrationally hate people as a way to "counter" oppression). :/ I... was going...
by Wraith
06 Sep 2013, 08:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 265884

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

The heavy-set woman approaches the treadmill. She’s somewhat aware that she’s a bit out of place in this gym, filled with large, muscular men lifting heavy weights, pushing themselves and their bodies in a determined attempt to maximize body’s potential. Still, while she may not be as dedicated as t...
by Wraith
06 Sep 2013, 08:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'
Replies: 400
Views: 17766

Re: Penny Arcade and 'The Mike Problem'

Well, since it was suggested that another thread be made for it... See, I admit, I'm torn. I fucking love Penny Arcade. I love PAX. I love Pinny Arcade. I think the Penny Arcade Report is great, although I wouldn't say I love it. I think Jerry's pretty fucking swell, and his writing it better. I th...
by Wraith
25 Jul 2013, 15:46
Forum: Video Games
Topic: So, how'd you make out? Post your Steam Summer Sale purchase
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

Re: So, how'd you make out? Post your Steam Summer Sale purc

Lurkon wrote:Well, this could be... embarrassing, as I bought a bunch of games that I'm pretty sure are terrible,

Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition


Embarrassment level: absolved. Next to Dragon Age: Origins, second best PC game of all time, IMO.
by Wraith
22 Jul 2013, 18:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research first. Outrage later.
Replies: 34
Views: 1392

Re: Research first. Outrage later.

--The textbook was written by a professor, and broadly accepted by academia. I will reserve my comments to this thread except to provide the following insight: as someone currently embedded in academia, I can tell you: that a textbook was written by a professor, or that it is cited or used in acade...
by Wraith
22 Jul 2013, 18:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brewsters Millions
Replies: 131
Views: 3862

Re: Brewsters Millions

Can anyone think of why you couldn't throw the party to end all parties? Rent out Hertz castle, hire every platinum-selling artist in the past decade to play, fill the pool with imported water, fly guests out first-class, have Gordon Ramsey cater, etc.? If you focus on paying for services and consu...
by Wraith
22 Jul 2013, 12:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brewsters Millions
Replies: 131
Views: 3862

Re: Brewsters Millions

Organising that would, I think, take a lot more than a month. Ramsay, for example, generally has around four free days per year. Well then, I guess I'd have to hire the foremost promoters, talent agents and organizers to speed up the process, wouldn't I? Ramsay has four free days per year? So what ...
by Wraith
22 Jul 2013, 12:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research first. Outrage later.
Replies: 34
Views: 1392

Re: Research first. Outrage later.

Also, these bulk of these 'causes' are populated by teens and twenty-somethings who, and please forgive me for being blunt here, are still trying to get a handle on the optimum ratio of 'heart ruling the head' instead of vice versa. Don't get me wrong, passion and conviction are great - they get th...
by Wraith
22 Jul 2013, 12:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of hope.
Replies: 264
Views: 30031

Re: The thread of hope.

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m257/empath69/Awesomeness/hopeforkidsinfuture_zps44e0c5d8.png Teach them while they still listen; break that flawed programming. :::face palm::: Have you ever actually seen a teacher tell a little boy it's OK to pull a girl's hair? Parents and teachers may laugh, ...
by Wraith
22 Jul 2013, 12:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brewsters Millions
Replies: 131
Views: 3862

Re: Brewsters Millions

Can anyone think of why you couldn't throw the party to end all parties? Rent out Hertz castle, hire every platinum-selling artist in the past decade to play, fill the pool with imported water, fly guests out first-class, have Gordon Ramsey cater, etc.? If you focus on paying for services and consum...
by Wraith
22 Jul 2013, 11:24
Forum: Video Games
Topic: So, how'd you make out? Post your Steam Summer Sale purchase
Replies: 26
Views: 2357

So, how'd you make out? Post your Steam Summer Sale purchase

So, the big Steam Summer Sale has drawn to a close. In previous years, I've gone a bit over-board and felt really guilty afterwards. So this year, I made a couple of rules for myself: no buying anything over $5.00 (exccept for bundles), and no buying anything that's less than 75% off. Thankfully, I ...
by Wraith
20 Jul 2013, 09:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brewsters Millions
Replies: 131
Views: 3862

Re: Brewsters Millions

Go big. Buy some jets. Sell the jets for $5.00 a piece. Spend the jet money T.G.I.Fridays.

Doesn't sound hard.
by Wraith
16 Jul 2013, 13:45
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!
Replies: 477
Views: 42892

Re: Steam Sales Awareness Thread!

Damnit, thanks to previous Steam sales and the fiscal irresponsibility fairy, I have 442 games and 342 pieces of DLC. Now I keep seeing great deals and going "ooh! I'll get that!" And clicking on it, only to realize I already have it. :x
by Wraith
16 Jul 2013, 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sex Thread 2: Because Two Hands Are Better Than One
Replies: 4354
Views: 137949

Re: The Sex Thread 2: Because Two Hands Are Better Than One

I'm amazed at the amount of labels our society is creating for ourselves. Once upon a time, people rebelled against the idea of being labelled at all; now it seems like we're bound and determine to quantify and catalog every man, woman and child as exactly as possible. Like we need these social-base...
by Wraith
16 Jul 2013, 08:09
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Wraith's Team Fortress 2 achievement-boosting extravaganza!
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Wraith's Team Fortress 2 achievement-boosting extravaganza!

So I have a month of admin access to a password-protected, private TF2 server. Anyone want to boost achievements? I'm particularly interested in getting the ones for that require you to play with a group of people on your friends list, such as Friends Like These, Family Practices, House Call, Anget ...
by Wraith
16 Jul 2013, 07:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research first. Outrage later.
Replies: 34
Views: 1392

Research first. Outrage later.

I take a lot of flack for some of my social positions. Many of them are not very popular (though I'm pleased to be finding out that some of them are gaining in momentum), and philosophical clashes are inevitable. I don't mind that so much. You know what does bother me? How much of the flack I take i...
by Wraith
15 Jul 2013, 12:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 265884

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

I'm with ya, Merrymaker. The problem is form letters. They don't read your letter, they skim it and fire off the closest form letter based on key words. Some of these places even have bots that do it for them.
by Wraith
15 Jul 2013, 11:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Hijack Thread aka Elomin's Bag
Replies: 9096
Views: 185812

Re: The Hijack Thread aka Elomin's Bag

Keab42 wrote:I'm starting to wonder if, just like reaction gifs, there is a manga panel for every situation.


Gave me an idea...

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