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Aristus

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 55,709

About Me

I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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Because they weren't really related, you know the Brady kids could have totally boned, right?

And if you think that's a weird thing for me to point out, there actually was an episode in which Jan was feeling lonely, and Peter pretended to be her "secret admirer".

Man, the 70's were fucked in half a million different ways...

Friday Night Paid-off-my-student-loans Vodka Buzz.

Woke up a little sick this morning. But now Im feeling fine and loving you all


Finally finished paying off my student loans!

Eleven years of clinical practice, and I'm finally done with the debt that got me here. I'm my own man at last...



The insurrectionists shouted "This is OUR house!"

Then they smeared shit on the walls.

Tells you everything you need to know about them and they way they live...

Porky Pig's stutter: offensive? Or subtly enlightening?

Porky Pig became a cartoon star during a time when all manner of offensive stereotypes were commonplace in popular culture. And using a speech impediment for comedic effect was not out of step with the much less-enlightened times back then.

But I wonder if, even accidentally, Porky's stammer may have taught us a little about how people who stutter deal with the difficulties it poses to communication.

Sometimes, Porky would wrangle with a difficult word for a short time before being able to speak the word he intended to use. But sometimes, if his stutter hung him up for a prolonged period, he would overcome the problem by substituting a word very different from the word we could tell he was having trouble with. And the substituted word wasn't always used for comedic effect. It just enabled him to complete his thought.

I doubt audiences in the 1940's gave it very much thought. And it's possible I'm giving it too much thought. But watching President Biden deftly using word substitution in a speech if he seems to be having trouble with a word or phrase brought this to mind.

Thoughts?

Thank The Maker. I am officially off-call.

It's so nice. I managed to get through the week without any 3am calls. I'm good for the next six weeks or so...

I plan to get a Saturday night drinking thread started this evening...

Anti-vaxxers: I already know you're crazy. Not wanting protection from a life-threatening illness.

No need to do the whole "Vaccines make you magnetic" schtick...



MAGAts are so full of shit.

They keep telling us to "wake up", then get pissed because we're "woke".

MAGAts, please make up what I will laughingly refer to as your minds...

Something I don't see much anymore and I don't miss:

The toothpick in the side of the mouth thing.

Who first came up with that?

Who decided that it looked tough, instead of like a rather ridiculous choking hazard?

My only guess is that the only people who thought it made them look tough all choked to death on their toothpicks, and that's why you don't see the habit anymore...

Friday Night Vodka Buzz. Ask me anything.

I love you all...

Short week, but busy...

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