Friends Rends

By | August 19, 2019

Why “Friends” is still so popular.

Friends is a terrible show about insufferable people I’d hate in real life (except maybe Phoebe), and though it wasn’t a simpler time as this article styles it to be, the 90s was a hopeful time. Sure, it might’ve been false hope — but you don’t know that when you’re living it.

There was really no such thing as social networking and the sociality destruction that caused. Surveillance was still relatively minimal. The internet and browsers worked correctly. But most of all, I think it was the hope.

Even Gen Zers who weren’t even alive when the show began its long run can detect the great expectations we had then and yearn for that which they’ve never experienced. I understand perfectly. Though I am not nostalgic for the 90s, I do miss that sense of the future being unbounded, that we could and would create something better.

Now we know that we cannot and will not and that’s a severe blow indeed.

Erasing

By | August 19, 2019

I’ve been very disappointed with so-called “progressives” lately, but never more so than with the banning plastic straws fiasco. This is another example above where the erasure of disabled people is part of this evil trend. Some “progress.”

DKOH

By | August 18, 2019

This is what I mean when I say that we need new minds, or to use Aurora’s phrasing a different kind of human.

Hy

By | August 18, 2019

Really, how big of a moron do you have to be to think Epstein committed suicide? That event is truly separating those enmeshed in the establishment narrative from those who have any desire at all to have a clue.

BTW, the hyoid bone is only broken in a “drop” style hanging, not how Epstein allegedly hanged himself (which of course he didn’t), which was by leaning forward.

GC

By | August 17, 2019

Geek culture is really tiresome and boring. And repetitive. And repetitive.

Bonded

By | August 17, 2019

Negative bond interest rates aren’t good, but consider that the cash in your wallet and bank account is effectively a negative interest rate bond when contrasted with inflation. It pays about -2% per year at present.

FRD

By | August 17, 2019

It really does seem at times that modern liberals want to ban anything fun, risky or dangerous. That ain’t my utopia. Safety is not my primary concern in life, nor is it a lot of people’s. Making life better does not equal complete safety. In fact, after a certain point, those goals begin diverging sharply

Without risk, without skin in the game, we are not fully human. Let’s have a safety net, yes, but not a straitjacket.

Ab-dication

By | August 17, 2019

Starting to be able to see my abs a little, and I am not even that skinny, nor am I trying to be. They are just getting bigger.

When I get my fitness level and muscles closer to where I want them, they’ll probably look pretty decent. I worked hard for this so I am going to enjoy it even if my goal was mainly to get stronger.