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2020-12-20 6:45:23 PM  
Yup.

Most people never learned to be alone with themselves. And when they are forced to, they go insane real farking quick.
 
2020-12-20 6:56:43 PM  
ASKING ALEXANDRIA - Alone In A Room (Official Music Video)
Youtube 4cHb8AJDR5Y
 
2020-12-20 8:30:57 PM  
Seems more like an "apathy destroys civilizations" issue. But I hear ya, subbs.

/goes back to couch to silently imagine a pair of tiddays
 
2020-12-20 8:46:32 PM  
Alone in a quiet room is how I spent 2020 so far.

It wasn't much worse than 2019, really.
 
2020-12-20 9:07:43 PM  
"I'll be in my bunk."

-- Onan
 
2020-12-20 9:15:21 PM  
Back when I was homeless, one of the places I'd sleep was in the rafters of a building just off-campus (I'd literally faced the "tuition or a roof over my head" decision). One of the major annoyances was that if I had to go to the bathroom, I had to climb back down, go to the bathroom, and leave it spotless. Also, I had to go in after about 8 pm and get out before 5 am. I was a very deep sleeper, and had to snake an extension cord down to a hallway to power my alarm clock every night. Then there was showering in the gym, visiting with friends who were holding a few boxes of my stuff, and the gradual selling-off of my personal possessions over the course of the semester. But I farking graduated, and I fully own that.

Since March, I've been stuck in my house with plumbing, a kitchen (including a refrigerator), multiple computers, multiple tablets, legal weed, cable TV, Blu-Rays, and an ancient Xbox 360 that I got hold of. There is simply no comparison.

// I eventually got night jobs where the day employees didn't mind when they found me sleeping.
 
2020-12-20 9:19:19 PM  
fark that....COVID fatigue is real.
 
2020-12-20 9:19:21 PM  
I can't imagine how people managed this 100 years ago. Weren't there only like four TV channels back then?
 
2020-12-20 9:22:09 PM  
We owe our success to the same phenomenon.
 
2020-12-20 9:23:02 PM  
Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.
 
2020-12-20 9:23:32 PM  
I'm afraid of dying alone. Good thing I have my pilot's license.
 
2020-12-20 9:25:04 PM  

The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.


Are you just copying and pasting that at this point?
 
2020-12-20 9:25:16 PM  
Spending time alone is how I thrive.  I get antsy and cranky when I have to deal with too many people (more than two at a time) for longer than a few hours.  The people I work with have learned to leave me alone unless they have to talk to me for work related stuff.
 
2020-12-20 9:25:19 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I can't imagine how people managed this 100 years ago. Weren't there only like four TV channels back then?


It was a dark time.  The only channels were TNN, Bravo (which only showed musicals), A&E (which only showed ballet and theater), and TLC (which stood for The Learning Channel instead of its current name, Terrible Life Choices).  The Donner Party went mad from this.
 
2020-12-20 9:26:07 PM  

The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.


Quite clearly the peasants have been partying or at least not staying home, as evidenced by the current case numbers.

/peasant
//stayed home
 
2020-12-20 9:26:47 PM  
Meanwhile, the elites like Juice Newton can party at the laundromat while the pheasants phone home.
 
2020-12-20 9:26:51 PM  

mofa: Back when I was homeless, one of the places I'd sleep was in the rafters of a building just off-campus (I'd literally faced the "tuition or a roof over my head" decision). One of the major annoyances was that if I had to go to the bathroom, I had to climb back down, go to the bathroom, and leave it spotless. Also, I had to go in after about 8 pm and get out before 5 am. I was a very deep sleeper, and had to snake an extension cord down to a hallway to power my alarm clock every night. Then there was showering in the gym, visiting with friends who were holding a few boxes of my stuff, and the gradual selling-off of my personal possessions over the course of the semester. But I farking graduated, and I fully own that.

Since March, I've been stuck in my house with plumbing, a kitchen (including a refrigerator), multiple computers, multiple tablets, legal weed, cable TV, Blu-Rays, and an ancient Xbox 360 that I got hold of. There is simply no comparison.

// I eventually got night jobs where the day employees didn't mind when they found me sleeping.


This all sounds wildly more difficult and complicated and stressful than the social awkwardness of couch surfing?
 
2020-12-20 9:27:46 PM  

Rapmaster2000: The Donner Party went mad from this.


Serves them right. The spot was called Donner Summit... like that wasn't a clue?
 
2020-12-20 9:29:32 PM  
In other words, if you wish to leave a Tier Four area, you must be wealthy enough to pay a fee.
 
2020-12-20 9:30:02 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Rapmaster2000: The Donner Party went mad from this.

Serves them right. The spot was called Donner Summit... like that wasn't a clue?


They should have used Donner Pass. It was right there.
 
2020-12-20 9:30:45 PM  

mofa: Back when I was homeless, one of the places I'd sleep was in the rafters of a building just off-campus (I'd literally faced the "tuition or a roof over my head" decision). One of the major annoyances was that if I had to go to the bathroom, I had to climb back down, go to the bathroom, and leave it spotless. Also, I had to go in after about 8 pm and get out before 5 am. I was a very deep sleeper, and had to snake an extension cord down to a hallway to power my alarm clock every night. Then there was showering in the gym, visiting with friends who were holding a few boxes of my stuff, and the gradual selling-off of my personal possessions over the course of the semester. But I farking graduated, and I fully own that.

Since March, I've been stuck in my house with plumbing, a kitchen (including a refrigerator), multiple computers, multiple tablets, legal weed, cable TV, Blu-Rays, and an ancient Xbox 360 that I got hold of. There is simply no comparison.

// I eventually got night jobs where the day employees didn't mind when they found me sleeping.


Science buildings have proper showers nowadays, not just the emergency thing in the hall where you pull the cord.

There was a time when I was sleeping in the shared office and showering in the lab facility.
 
2020-12-20 9:30:58 PM  
Alvin Lucier - I Am Sitting In A Room
Youtube fAxHlLK3Oyk
 
2020-12-20 9:33:15 PM  
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2020-12-20 9:33:35 PM  

Karma Chameleon: The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.

Are you just copying and pasting that at this point?


He must be, because he never gets upset over any other politician breaking the rules.
 
2020-12-20 9:34:13 PM  
I'm an introvert. I love sitting in a room by myself, preferably pants-less.
 
2020-12-20 9:35:30 PM  

The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.


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Scenes from an EU summit in mid December. Macron later developed COVID-19 and managed to infect others there.
 
2020-12-20 9:38:38 PM  

The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.


Is he really elite, or do you have some kind of inferiority complex?
 
2020-12-20 9:39:03 PM  

Karma Chameleon: The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.

Are you just copying and pasting that at this point?


Nope.
 
2020-12-20 9:39:06 PM  
Brutal Equation
Youtube g4IHiXsCZUM
 
2020-12-20 9:42:22 PM  
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2020-12-20 9:42:48 PM  
masakuraya.comView Full Size
 
2020-12-20 9:43:58 PM  

gnosis301: The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.

Is he really elite, or do you have some kind of inferiority complex?


No and no....why do you think I had that word in quotes?
 
2020-12-20 9:44:07 PM  

CitizenReserveCorps: The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.

Quite clearly the peasants have been partying or at least not staying home, as evidenced by the current case numbers.

/peasant
//stayed home


Apparently all the people in the middle of the country decided to stay home this Thanksgiving, despite living in states with looser restrictions, while those people living in coastal states all defied the CDC's advice and visited Grandma.

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Or perhaps it's a seasonal virus and it's just doing what seasonal viruses do.
 
2020-12-20 9:45:38 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: In other words, if you wish to leave a Tier Four area, you must be wealthy enough to pay a fee.


A couple in my family are millionaires and yup. For them its no big deal. They are paying thousands of $ to go on vacation and escape the lockdown.

Lockdowns are only for poor people.
 
2020-12-20 9:47:15 PM  

The_Sponge: gnosis301: The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.

Is he really elite, or do you have some kind of inferiority complex?

No and no....why do you think I had that word in quotes?


Then why bring it up?
 
2020-12-20 9:49:32 PM  

lolmao500: Yup.

Most people never learned to be alone with themselves. And when they are forced to, they go insane real farking quick.


Humans are a social species. If you evolved beyond, congrats of being a genetic deviant. But since you are sharing your voice on the internet, you are only technically correct.
 
2020-12-20 9:51:08 PM  

Bungles: mofa: Back when I was homeless, one of the places I'd sleep was in the rafters of a building just off-campus (I'd literally faced the "tuition or a roof over my head" decision). One of the major annoyances was that if I had to go to the bathroom, I had to climb back down, go to the bathroom, and leave it spotless. Also, I had to go in after about 8 pm and get out before 5 am. I was a very deep sleeper, and had to snake an extension cord down to a hallway to power my alarm clock every night. Then there was showering in the gym, visiting with friends who were holding a few boxes of my stuff, and the gradual selling-off of my personal possessions over the course of the semester. But I farking graduated, and I fully own that.

Since March, I've been stuck in my house with plumbing, a kitchen (including a refrigerator), multiple computers, multiple tablets, legal weed, cable TV, Blu-Rays, and an ancient Xbox 360 that I got hold of. There is simply no comparison.

// I eventually got night jobs where the day employees didn't mind when they found me sleeping.

This all sounds wildly more difficult and complicated and stressful than the social awkwardness of couch surfing?


You knew people with couches? Well, excuuuuuuuse me, Mr. Rothschild.

// It was a pride thing, and I was already imposing on people in order to have a mailing address.
 
2020-12-20 9:52:17 PM  
Big Country - Alone
Youtube OY9_EgQ30XY
 
2020-12-20 9:52:36 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: CitizenReserveCorps: The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.

Quite clearly the peasants have been partying or at least not staying home, as evidenced by the current case numbers.

/peasant
//stayed home

Apparently all the people in the middle of the country decided to stay home this Thanksgiving, despite living in states with looser restrictions, while those people living in coastal states all defied the CDC's advice and visited Grandma.

[Fark user image 850x605]
Or perhaps it's a seasonal virus and it's just doing what seasonal viruses do.


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2020-12-20 9:57:46 PM  

BuckTurgidson: Cornelius Dribble: CitizenReserveCorps: The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.

Quite clearly the peasants have been partying or at least not staying home, as evidenced by the current case numbers.

/peasant
//stayed home

Apparently all the people in the middle of the country decided to stay home this Thanksgiving, despite living in states with looser restrictions, while those people living in coastal states all defied the CDC's advice and visited Grandma.

[Fark user image 850x605]
Or perhaps it's a seasonal virus and it's just doing what seasonal viruses do.

[Fark user image 850x699]


My map is based on Worldometer's daily new case data since Sept. 22.

Where did your numbers come from?
 
2020-12-20 9:59:24 PM  
Great quote, Subby. +1
 
2020-12-20 10:00:19 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: lolmao500: Yup.

Most people never learned to be alone with themselves. And when they are forced to, they go insane real farking quick.

Humans are a social species. If you evolved beyond, congrats of being a genetic deviant. But since you are sharing your voice on the internet, you are only technically correct.


There's also a world of difference between being truly ALONE with complete control of your space; and being confined with two or three people, having the same conversations and compromises over-and-over-and-over.

Then there's the madness of attempting to be productive and maintaining an office schedule under either of these conditions.
 
2020-12-20 10:02:40 PM  

The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.


Anyone who uses someone else's hypocrisy to justify doing the wrong thing is as big an asshole as the hypocrite.
 
2020-12-20 10:08:37 PM  
                                      I surely think
You make a labor of flight for one so airy,
Spending yourself too much in self-support.
Nor will you find love either nor love you.
And what I pity in you is something human,
The old incurable untimeliness,
Only begetter of all ills that are.

--"To a Moth Seen in Winter" by Robert Frost


Opinions on humanity's ultimate flaw differ. Film at 10.

Or 11.
 
2020-12-20 10:08:59 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: BuckTurgidson: Cornelius Dribble: CitizenReserveCorps: The_Sponge: Meanwhile, the "elites" like Gavin Newsom can party at French Laundry while the peasants are told to stay at home.

"We're in this together" my ass.

Quite clearly the peasants have been partying or at least not staying home, as evidenced by the current case numbers.

/peasant
//stayed home

Apparently all the people in the middle of the country decided to stay home this Thanksgiving, despite living in states with looser restrictions, while those people living in coastal states all defied the CDC's advice and visited Grandma.

[Fark user image 850x605]
Or perhaps it's a seasonal virus and it's just doing what seasonal viruses do.

[Fark user image 850x699]

My map is based on Worldometer's daily new case data since Sept. 22.

Where did your numbers come from?


For whom or what do you advocate here?
 
2020-12-20 10:09:55 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: In other words, if you wish to leave a Tier Four area, you must be wealthy enough to pay a fee.


Just like any other crime that only has a monetary penalty.
 
2020-12-20 10:13:44 PM  
If you are literate and can't spend an afternoon in a good book, then you are a horrible person. If you are illiterate, reach out to me and I will unleash powers to help you, but I am talking to the others. Those slimy cretinous slugs representing humanity, the ones with educations, the ones who can read but have decided their perspective and the perspectives they adopt on cable are enough of a lens for our world, those dirtbags are the problem. Read a farking book. In silence. Away from your soothing social media, you absolute slug. Take on one, maybe two, or three views antipodal to yours. You fully disgraceful slog of a one-perspective cognitive rat. You spew ignorance because you live and squirm in one canal of vapid, myopic, slow-grasping gibberish. Read a book you stupid farkers. I can provide a list. fark.
 
2020-12-20 10:21:59 PM  

August11: If you are literate and can't spend an afternoon in a good book, then you are a horrible person. If you are illiterate, reach out to me and I will unleash powers to help you, but I am talking to the others. Those slimy cretinous slugs representing humanity, the ones with educations, the ones who can read but have decided their perspective and the perspectives they adopt on cable are enough of a lens for our world, those dirtbags are the problem. Read a farking book. In silence. Away from your soothing social media, you absolute slug. Take on one, maybe two, or three views antipodal to yours. You fully disgraceful slog of a one-perspective cognitive rat. You spew ignorance because you live and squirm in one canal of vapid, myopic, slow-grasping gibberish. Read a book you stupid farkers. I can provide a list. fark.


I love you.
 
2020-12-20 10:23:55 PM  

aukie: August11: If you are literate and can't spend an afternoon in a good book, then you are a horrible person. If you are illiterate, reach out to me and I will unleash powers to help you, but I am talking to the others. Those slimy cretinous slugs representing humanity, the ones with educations, the ones who can read but have decided their perspective and the perspectives they adopt on cable are enough of a lens for our world, those dirtbags are the problem. Read a farking book. In silence. Away from your soothing social media, you absolute slug. Take on one, maybe two, or three views antipodal to yours. You fully disgraceful slog of a one-perspective cognitive rat. You spew ignorance because you live and squirm in one canal of vapid, myopic, slow-grasping gibberish. Read a book you stupid farkers. I can provide a list. fark.

I love you.


I know.
 
2020-12-20 10:27:53 PM  
when i drink alone i prefer to be by myself
 
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