being a pretentious douchebag with no actually useful skills CAN be automated?
I certainly hope so. Twitter is betting its business model on it.
@sox A billionaire would certainly be the first person I would ask regarding the subject.
I talk to people to avoid thinking abut my failed professional writing life. Maybe I'm lucky to have a failed personal life and a magic hat of crazy-ass trivia to talk about but also it seems to me that talking about writing is like talking about sex; a repetitive and vaguely pathological substitute of the most unsatisfying sort. Masturbation is Hyperion to yapping's satyr. Write, write high or write low, or don't write at all but for god's sake don't talk about writing.
By ejcsanfran on 'Time' Makes Smart Move In Trolling Generation That Does Nothing Else But React On Social Media
@petejayhawk: We're trying! Haven't you seen the hot new trend among 50-somethings?
"The most pronounced increases were seen among men in their 50s, a group in which suicide rates jumped by nearly 50 percent, to about 30 per 100,000."
By petejayhawk on 'Time' Makes Smart Move In Trolling Generation That Does Nothing Else But React On Social Media
If the Me Generation would hurry up and fucking die already, the Me Me Me Generation might actually be able to find decent jobs and places to live.
Polly's answer was really compassionate & I have to say I don't have as much of that. This ISN'T a best friend/ex situation, it's a sibling/friend situation. I mean, I get feeling as though you lost a little bit of the two people closest to you-- but I lost my sympathy when you described telling them how it'd "bother" you if they got together. What business is it of yours, really? Why do you get to tell them that you disapprove of their potential relationship, just because they're close to you?
You say it was shady the way it all went down... but that's because you essentially did "forbid" them from seeing each other (by unnecessarily stating your feelings on the subject.)I'm sure they made some kind of attempt to abide by your indirect request that they stay away, but "kids in love" & all that. Forgive them.
LEE. WHAT IS GOING ON OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE NOW? Do you see CNN? If so, can you throw rocks?
Goddammit, I had "Uzbekistan" in my bracket.
@skahammer "People who feel unsettled and afraid" are the substance of lynch mobs. And being generous towards self-deputized justice is, at best, the very opposite of wise.
By Gef the Talking Mongoose on The Honeyed Light, The Magic, The Majesty, The Endless Boredom: Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder"
Terrence Malick movies : honeyed light :: Michael Bay movies : big explosions
And by ":" I mean ", which obscure their lack of content with near-fetishistic amounts of" and by "::" I mean "send me to sleep in the same way as".