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@Lionel Mandrake -- An Oscar Mayor Weiner?
@Olivia2.0 : For some reason it has become fashionable among the young (some of them, men and women) to remove most or all of their body hair. I don't get it either. Pollution anxiety? The desire to be the object of pederasty? Hatred of hippies? Who knows. It's just one of those unaccountable things the young do that annoy the old.
On 15 Great Songs About The Death Penalty That Will Hopefully One Day Sound More Archaic Than They Do Now
Missed Elvis Costello, 'Let him dangle'.
The main function of the college sector of the education industry is to serve as a class filter. The fact that you can learn anything outside of it has no bearing on its value to the ruling class and the existing social order, because learning and training are tertiary concerns. And of course it's materially valuable to the individuals who can obtain a better social position ('good job', usually) by passing through its processes. Whether it's worth the debt, the boredom, the falsity, the contumely is a matter of individual preference; in any case, life on the job, high or low, is not likely to be much different.
On Ask Polly: Why Is My Boyfriend Addicted To Internet Sex Chats And Why Won't He Stop Lying About It!
@cmeggles -- I don't know about other people, but in my wayward youth I had episodes of solitude which bordered on the psychotic. It was like being buried alive. It took me quite a while to toughen up. Meanwhile I got myself in a lot of trouble fleeing from that demon and others. I could get all theoretical and explain it as transitioning from the bosom of the family to atomistic/individualist capitalist industrialism, but the theory won't cure the ill.
@tropical icey -- Most of them can't write, though. The few who can are classics of a sort.
What's that, a mermaid with a sword and shield? Now, that would be some co-worker, especially if she were a smoking married lesbian Jew!
Satirical, but to the point of trolling, so I don't know.
Over 50. Way over. I stopped reading newspapers around 1980, threw out (literally) the TV. The less you see and hear about what they want you to think, the better off you'll be. Maybe. Possibly people would pay for news if it was actually news. (That is, facts they didn't already know.) Grump grump.
I got a lot of garbled text downloading both the PDF and the Epub versions of the first issue. I wonder if there is a way around this, or I can fix it, or what.