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<Cev> Wanna go gang thuggin' with me?
<pharazon> hello
<Cev> you know, we can drive down some neighborhood like East Los Angeles or Compton
<Cev> listening to 90s gangsta rap hip hop loudly
<Cev> Possibly shoot people
<pharazon> i just got back from that :\
<Cev> ah ok
<Cev> Wanna knit instead then?

<Legion> what's the imgur for txt again
<Legion> pastbin
<Legion> thanks Legion
<Legion> why you're welcome Legion

<tiramisu> Holy shit. The Senate has censured Elizabeth Warren for accusing Jeff Sessions of using his office "to chill the vote of black citizens."
<Cevf> I've tried reading that sentence 4 times now and each time I've gotten too bored halfway through to finish
<Cevf> Holy shit indeed

<dhok> there's a possum that lives under the deck in front of my apartment
<dhok> i'd seen it a few days ago but it skittered
<dhok> this evening it ran a little bit away but wasn't terrified of me and eventually disappeared into the space under the deck
<Diogenes> servus
<ayyub> found the possum
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<tiramisu> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/09/28/th-sound-to-vanish-from-english-language-by-2066-because-of-mult/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_fb
<@pharazon> nice diversion by the guardian
<@Radius> because of ~~multiculturalism~~
<@pharazon> trying to pretend brits aren't the ones responsible for th going away
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[21:51:21] <CUM_SIURAN> I'm against the political implications of hijab-wearing, but I can't deny that girls in them look super-cute
[21:52:09] <CUM_SIURAN> it's like if there was a really hot girl who wore a skimpy bikini that read "free speech is racist" or something like that
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<twabs> my conlang has an activist-statist system
<twabs> it's pretty brutal
<twabs> instead of pronouns I have protests
<twabs> and the secret police take away any nouns that don't conform to the regular patterns of inflection
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<Radius> those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw... PICK ONE: a) rocks b) gay orgies c) up
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[00:56:01] <tiramisu> birthday gay orgy at Radius' glass house
[00:56:13] <Radius> but i don't have a glass house
[00:56:27] <Radius> if you give me a few months i might be able to manage a grass house
[00:57:02] <tiramisu> :/
[00:58:03] <Radius> my recent experimentation in graminaceous textiles notwithstanding, i forget where i was going with this sentence
[00:58:50] <pharazon> once you hit 'graminaceous' there's no need for more anyway
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<@guitarplayer> i guess the authors really disliked the imbalance bewteen having a single grapheme, ß, opposing a compound grapheme, SS
<Slereah> Germany stopped using SS because those letters brought back poor memories
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[00:01:50] <vlad> man in um
[00:01:55] <vlad> what's that book
[00:01:59] <Cevf> the Bible
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[17:40] <Slereah> woops
[17:40] <Slereah> Accidentally blew up the circuit breaker
[17:41] <Legion> plz do not run a miniaturized particle accelerator in your house
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<@Legion> I remember this tagline from the "Hard-sci movie plots" twitter
<@Legion> "An alien spacecraft collides with Earth at relativistic speed; Earth is instantly destroyed."
<Cevf> I get a feeling lots of these end with "Earth is instantly destroyed"
<Cevf> "Earth is hit with a direct beam from a gamma ray burst; Earth is instantly destroyed"
<Cevf> "The frontier of quantum vacuum collapse approaches at the speed of light; Earth is instantly destroyed"
<@Legion> :)
<@Legion> well the gist of the twitter account was like
<@Legion> taking premises from various sci-fi films
<@Legion> and explain the realistic consequences
<@Legion> in 140 chars
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<Cevf> "An ancient kaiju awakens from millennia-long slumber beneath the Pacific ocean. Marine biologists earn their tenure observing it as it transits the seas, eating krill and plankton."
<@Legion> :)
<Cevf> Or, better, "An ancient kaiju awakens from millennia-long slumber and collapses due to allometric scaling laws."
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<Cevf> "Nazi archaeologists unearth an ancient Babylonian magical tablet. It describes a haruspical remedy for tooth-ache. The Nazis test the remedy and find it ineffective."
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<twabs_> less grandiose but more interesting forename which a peer of mine has: Loyal
<twabs_> this is odd because it seems to be a virtue name but it's an adjective
<kaakitwitaasota> ah yeah virtue names
<kaakitwitaasota> i'm naming my daughter Noblesse Oblige Nilsen
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<twabs> is animal husbandry outlawed in islam
<YaaliAnnar> I'm pretty sure having an animal husband is a ground for capital punishment.
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<pharazon> we don't fight here, friend
<pharazon> we resolve our differences by filk
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<Seraphinus> at the Spanish conversation group that I go to, a met a Russian guy in his early 20s (who speaks really good Spanish, entirely self-taught)
<Seraphinus> he was telling that at the public school he went to he was taught almost nothing of Soviet history
<Seraphinus> telling me that*
<kaakitwitaasota> unsurprising, really
<kaakitwitaasota> i keep trying to find Robert Conquest in bookstores here and I don't think there's a single copy of the man's work anywhere in the country
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<Cevf> I don't understand the 14th amendment
<Cevf> I mean I understand the part that defines citizenship
<Cevf> But the main part of it I don't get
<Cevf> because it basically says, like, "You have to obey the rest of the laws written in the Constitution"
<Cevf> because apparently that wasn't clear before?
<Slereah> Maybe it's a state law thing?
<Cevf> Yes it is but that's my point
<Slereah> Like states can't make laws going against the constitution
<Cevf> Yes it is but that's my point
<Cevf> Why even have a Constitution if that's even an option?
<Slereah> So that you can brag about it
<Slereah> "Our state follows the constitution!"
<Cevf> How about you just have 1 Amendment: "Obey the laws of your respective states"
<Cevf> That seems to be effectively what they DID
<Slereah> Maybe it was the case before too, but it wasn't terribly enforced so they added this for emphasis
<Slereah> Maybe someone pulled an airbud on them
<Guest3907> I think that amendment is because reconstruction states were trying to say that blacks in their state weren't citizens of that state
<Slereah> "It's not written anywhere in the constitution that you have to obey the constitution!"
<Guest3907> it also kept confederate politicians out of the government
<Slereah> The Airbud Amendment
<@vlad> <Cevf> I don't understand the 14th amendment < I agree it is stupid
<Slereah> vlad confirmed for racist


<Cevf> ok
<Cevf> fuck it
<Cevf> I'm adding "nuanced" to my list of forbidden words
<Guest34592> why?? can't handle nuances
<WurdBendur> cev likes to keep things simple
<Cevf> Can't handle the self-satisfaction of people talking about how their view is more nuanced than others'.
<WurdBendur> yes, that's right
<Guest34592> I just say it's better
<WurdBendur> let's speak out against this self-righteousness
<Cevf> Enough with the diatribes, Wurd.
<@pthag> ur all stomping ur feet
<@pthag> banned banned banned
<@pthag> scum and villany
<WurdBendur> you're a nazi


<Guest62009> do you think that if I went to the white house and held a gun to my head someone would get around to porting Civ II to modern PCs


<@tiramisu> mec didn't even say goodbye
<@tiramisu> so rude
<@tiramisu> oh wait he did
<@pharazon> still rude


<tiramisu> Naima Cevf's penis is shaped like
<Naima> Cevf's penis is shaped like a star of david lynch video game review of Pacman and he insinuates that the viewers probably have never played pacman on google maps today at the thrift store i saw a woman on the bridge."
<Slereah> Oy vey
<tiramisu> [[star of [david lynch]] video] or [[star of david][lynch video]]?
<Slereah> that's why we must all switch to lojban


<@Radius> the best place to build an island though, for sheer remoteness from anything else
<twanh> is in space?
<@Slereah> SPACE ISLAAAAND
<@Radius> is atop koko guyot, which is a seamount in the north pacific about halfway between hawaii and japan
<twanh> ooh


<pthagnar> Also, the original Star Trek mostly shows the Enterprise crew being pretty competent, but now we're only allowed to have science explorer heroes if the focus is on the captain being unqualified for his rank.


<Slereah__> He is called Chuck Norris
<Slereah__> is that short for
<Slereah__> Charles Norris


<@tiramisu> I want to see if "good chapel boy pounding" is a combination of things or if someone (pthagnar) has said that whole phrase before


<Slereah> if Bilbo pees while invisible, at what point does his urine become visible


<@Legion> you know what's worst than "never forget"?
<@Legion> people calling something "The Forgotten X"
<@Slereah__> THE FORGOTTEN GENERATION
<@Legion> when that something is like the second most talked about X ever
<@Legion> (eg: calling the Armenian genocide "The Forgotten Genocide")


<@pharazon> i hired a few movers recently
<@pharazon> when they arrived they were black
<@Cevf> were they no longer black after they'd been there a while?


<Whimemsz> here's some good news to cheer you up then
<Whimemsz> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41574608  there's fewer vampires in Malawi now than before!
<Guest24991> the person I feel most bad for is the president of Malawi
<Guest24991> whoever they are, they are probably a very well-educated person who doesn't believe in vampires and just wants the country to succeed
<Guest24991> then this happens
<Guest24991> and he knows the boulder has rolled to the bottom of the hill


<@tiramisu> oh shit this Skyler guy is only 18
<@tiramisu> well, at least he's 18


<Whimemsz> http://www.nativetech.org/shinob/ojibwelanguage.html  this is kind of weird
<Whimemsz> a collection of words in double-vowel orthography and ... random English-based spellings
<Cevf> what's the difference between "Greetings" and "Hello"
<Whimemsz> none
<@pharazon> the funny thing is that there's not even an english word for "Greetings"
<@pharazon> like you have a character in a movie say "Greetings!" to indicate that they're an alien


<Cevf> woot
<Cevf> Handbook of Texas Supplement Volume III arrived in the mail
<Slereah> Does it have more injun tales
<Cevf> It has articles about approximately eighty-nine thousand obscure little Indian tribes
<Cevf> all written by T.N. Campbell
<Slereah> do you think he made some of them up
<Slereah> The bloopablorp tribe
<Slereah> Very friendly
<Slereah> They have 3 heads and worship a goose
<Whimemsz> Slereah, alias Herodotus


<Whimemsz> http://www.johnchaple.co.uk/dino.html  this one is fun too
<Whimemsz> "Dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex with their absurdly small fore-limbs would have hopped like kangaroos which also have small arms. "
<twabs> haha
<@Legion> well, there are serious studies on Tyrannosaurus that propose that they couldn't run but would indeed hop around more like certain birds, iirc
<Cevf> counterpoint, only small birds hop around
<Cevf> large birds don't
<Cevf> t-rex was a very large bird
<Slereah> Science has been trying to emasculate the T-Rex so much these past 20 years I wouldn't be surprised that they were announced to be small birds soon
<CUM_SIURAN> are small birds unmasculine?
<Slereah> yes
<CUM_SIURAN> ok
<Slereah> Hence why they have names like tits
<Slereah> Or boobies
<Whimemsz> you know what's a masculine bird though
<Whimemsz> cocks
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<@vlad> man
<@vlad> YOU KNOW WHAT'S TERRIBLE
<@vlad> mainstream australian views on aborigines
<Cev> You can probably replace "mainstream australian" with "mainstream Anglosphere"
<@vlad> does the mainstream anglosphere even know what aborigines are
<Cev> Yeah
<Cev> They sit in the desert half-naked blowing in didgeridoos and talking about the dreamtime
<@pharazon> aborigines are born 70 years old
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<Legion> it's interesting to see that in biology, even closely related groups of life forms can have widely different body plans
<Legion> like
<Legion> tunicates are the most closely related living animals to vertebrates
<Legion> they look like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tunicate_komodo.jpg
<Legion> like what even happened here
<Legion> you're a chordate, look like one!
<Legion> yeah but like, at larval stage they actually look like proper worm-like animal
<Legion> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Comparison_of_Three_Invertebrate_Chordates.svg
<Legion> larval stage in B
<Legion> adult stage in C
<Slereah> >giant mouth
<Slereah> >giant stomach
<Sleraeh> >gets much wider
<Slereah> >loses mobility
<Slereah> It is the American dream
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<@Legion> well old irish has plenty of analogy too, just
<@Legion> in the service of evil