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2021-09-27 10:52:57 PM  
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2021-09-28 1:05:54 AM  
"I'm a healthy 250 pound 5'10" man, why do I need a vaccine?"
 
2021-09-28 1:22:32 AM  
No. He still does not get it.

The OTHER PEOPLE are himself.
 
2021-09-28 1:23:05 AM  

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Get the lights.
 
2021-09-28 1:34:31 AM  
The second Twilight series had a show called Button, Button. And it was eventually made into a movie with Cameron Diaz. The movie is not so great, but the principle of the TZ show is simple and complete.

Selfish actions that provide some benefit along with externalities are not just tolerated by today's morality, such situations are SOUGHT OUT and CRAVED and REWARDED.

The trivial benefit of NOT wearing a mask is chosen over public safety from a deadly disease.
The trivial benefit of incandescent lightbulbs or a pickup truck with a never-used bed is purchased at the expense of a hot planet.
The trivial benefit of NOT being vaccinated exposes everyone to a higher probability of infection of all kinds of disease.
The trivial benefit claimed by NIMBYs prevents progress in transportation, infrastructure, and renewable energy.

In human society like this, you can count on someone screwing you over simply because you would do it to them... For a little bit of money, or for less.

The guy in the article still does not get it. His problem is not in how he thought of other people. His problem is that he thought too much of himself.
 
2021-09-28 1:42:30 AM  
Stupid fark still doesn't "get it".
 
2021-09-28 1:45:34 AM  
Not a single trump voter should be treated for anything by a doctor.  They are not human beings.  Send them to the vet.
 
2021-09-28 1:50:15 AM  

jerryskid: Not a single trump voter should be treated for anything by a doctor.  They are not human beings.  Send them to the vet.


I mean... That's kinda what they want anyway right?
 
2021-09-28 1:53:16 AM  

Bowen: "I'm a healthy 250 pound 5'10" man, why do I need a vaccine?"


The normalization of morbid obesity
 
2021-09-28 1:55:51 AM  
He said he isn't against vaccinations,

If you don't intend to get the vaccine, or don't think everyone should have to get it, YOU ARE ANTI-VAX.
 
2021-09-28 2:00:15 AM  

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I know how to explain it.

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2021-09-28 2:00:25 AM  

2fardownthread: The second Twilight series had a show called Button, Button. And it was eventually made into a movie with Cameron Diaz. The movie is not so great, but the principle of the TZ show is simple and complete.

Selfish actions that provide some benefit along with externalities are not just tolerated by today's morality, such situations are SOUGHT OUT and CRAVED and REWARDED.

The trivial benefit of NOT wearing a mask is chosen over public safety from a deadly disease.
The trivial benefit of incandescent lightbulbs or a pickup truck with a never-used bed is purchased at the expense of a hot planet.
The trivial benefit of NOT being vaccinated exposes everyone to a higher probability of infection of all kinds of disease.
The trivial benefit claimed by NIMBYs prevents progress in transportation, infrastructure, and renewable energy.

In human society like this, you can count on someone screwing you over simply because you would do it to them... For a little bit of money, or for less.

The guy in the article still does not get it. His problem is not in how he thought of other people. His problem is that he thought too much of himself.


Wow, like, yeah, man, that was deep an shiat
 
2021-09-28 2:00:59 AM  
This is one unicorn who's blood I will not be drinking.
 
2021-09-28 2:06:22 AM  
Japan has been described, by Doug MacArthur no less, as a nation of 12 year olds. OK.

So I was walking around a couple of days ago, and as I walked past a tree in my neighborhood, I saw a zip-loc baggie pinned to a tree at eye level. Inside it was a clean and folded handkerchief. Along the walk were a hundred trees, and as many houses, with people walking dogs and kids walking to and from school. And here was a baggie on a tree.

To anyone who has lived long enough in Japan, you recognize the symbol. It shines like a 100 megawatt beacon of humanity. Honest and sincere people who grew up in honest and sincere households and cultures can look at it and calmly acknowledge it. But vampires would shun and hiss and flee from it. It would burn like holy water.

Someone was cleaning the sidewalk and found a handkerchief that some stranger had lost. It could not have been discarded by its owner, because that would be littering, and people don't litter. So the sidewalk cleaning person wondered whose it must be. It was on the ground unintentionally. Therefore, the person who lost it must have valued it. But pinning it to the three is not good enough. It might get dirty or rained upon. Maybe bugs would get in it. It was on the ground, so maybe it had already been soiled. Why should the owner have their property ruined simply because they made a mistake. Best then to clean it. And put it in a baggie where the person who lost it might see it and reclaim it.

This seems ludicrous! What a waste of time and effort! But it represents consideration of others far beyond one's own conveniences and preferences. When we humble ourselves and serve others, we raise the bar while we make things better for everyone. We are making an unconditional declaration that other people do matter. What better use of one's time and effort is there?

A nation of 12 year olds indeed. These crises confronting humanity are opportunities for humans to show that they care. COVID19, climate change, war, famine, natural disasters are just so many lost hankies.

This man still thinks that "thinking of others" is sufficient. How will he ever get to the point of "assuming the best about others" and protecting them not for their sake, but for OUR sake?
 
2021-09-28 2:07:20 AM  

foo monkey: This is one unicorn who's blood I will not be drinking.


Wait.

What?
 
2021-09-28 2:27:23 AM  

2fardownthread: Japan has been described, by Doug MacArthur no less, as a nation of 12 year olds. OK.

So I was walking around a couple of days ago, and as I walked past a tree in my neighborhood, I saw a zip-loc baggie pinned to a tree at eye level. Inside it was a clean and folded handkerchief. Along the walk were a hundred trees, and as many houses, with people walking dogs and kids walking to and from school. And here was a baggie on a tree.

To anyone who has lived long enough in Japan, you recognize the symbol. It shines like a 100 megawatt beacon of humanity. Honest and sincere people who grew up in honest and sincere households and cultures can look at it and calmly acknowledge it. But vampires would shun and hiss and flee from it. It would burn like holy water.

Someone was cleaning the sidewalk and found a handkerchief that some stranger had lost. It could not have been discarded by its owner, because that would be littering, and people don't litter. So the sidewalk cleaning person wondered whose it must be. It was on the ground unintentionally. Therefore, the person who lost it must have valued it. But pinning it to the three is not good enough. It might get dirty or rained upon. Maybe bugs would get in it. It was on the ground, so maybe it had already been soiled. Why should the owner have their property ruined simply because they made a mistake. Best then to clean it. And put it in a baggie where the person who lost it might see it and reclaim it.

This seems ludicrous! What a waste of time and effort! But it represents consideration of others far beyond one's own conveniences and preferences. When we humble ourselves and serve others, we raise the bar while we make things better for everyone. We are making an unconditional declaration that other people do matter. What better use of one's time and effort is there?

A nation of 12 year olds indeed. These crises confronting humanity are opportunities for humans to show that they care. COVID19, climate change, war, famine, natural disasters are just so many lost hankies.

This man still thinks that "thinking of others" is sufficient. How will he ever get to the point of "assuming the best about others" and protecting them not for their sake, but for OUR sake?


That's very nice and there is a lot I like about Japanese culture while still being honest about It's bad aspects...

Like how do you explain that and their incredibly high suicide rate? And that's not even the darkest part.
 
2021-09-28 2:39:58 AM  

Kazan: Bowen: "I'm a healthy 250 pound 5'10" man, why do I need a vaccine?"

The normalization of morbid obesity


I've been assured by Fark that there's a substantial chance for such numbers to represent body builders.
 
2021-09-28 2:42:01 AM  

Skeleton Man: foo monkey: This is one unicorn who's blood I will not be drinking.

Wait.

What?


Judging from the username it may be too late for you to try that particular trick.
 
2021-09-28 2:42:39 AM  

Skeleton Man: foo monkey: This is one unicorn who's blood I will not be drinking.

Wait.

What?


Never seen the HP movies or read the books i take it?
 
2021-09-28 2:55:17 AM  

Kazan: Bowen: "I'm a healthy 250 pound 5'10" man, why do I need a vaccine?"

The normalization of morbid obesity


The new word is "thick", and for some reason,lots of men suddenly find fat women attractive, and vice versa.
 
2021-09-28 3:09:45 AM  

Skeleton Man: foo monkey: This is one unicorn who's blood I will not be drinking.

Wait.

What?


I've said to much...
 
2021-09-28 3:10:53 AM  
Rest in Peace T.K.H. 9/28/62. 9/27/21.  You were my best friend.
You just couldn't separate politics from reality could you? I should have kicked your stupid anti-vaxxer ass!
 
2021-09-28 3:25:14 AM  
I guess they all have to learn the hard way.
 
2021-09-28 3:34:06 AM  

Toxophil: jerryskid: Not a single trump voter should be treated for anything by a doctor.  They are not human beings.  Send them to the vet.

I mean... That's kinda what they want anyway right?


I know people who get medical advise from vets. This is a deep regret that I have.
 
2021-09-28 4:12:21 AM  
but now he has herd immunity.  His immunity will serve as a disabled disaster.
 
2021-09-28 4:30:43 AM  

WDFark think for a second: 2fardownthread: Japan has been described, by Doug MacArthur no less, as a nation of 12 year olds. OK.

So I was walking around a couple of days ago, and as I walked past a tree in my neighborhood, I saw a zip-loc baggie pinned to a tree at eye level. Inside it was a clean and folded handkerchief. Along the walk were a hundred trees, and as many houses, with people walking dogs and kids walking to and from school. And here was a baggie on a tree.

To anyone who has lived long enough in Japan, you recognize the symbol. It shines like a 100 megawatt beacon of humanity. Honest and sincere people who grew up in honest and sincere households and cultures can look at it and calmly acknowledge it. But vampires would shun and hiss and flee from it. It would burn like holy water.

Someone was cleaning the sidewalk and found a handkerchief that some stranger had lost. It could not have been discarded by its owner, because that would be littering, and people don't litter. So the sidewalk cleaning person wondered whose it must be. It was on the ground unintentionally. Therefore, the person who lost it must have valued it. But pinning it to the three is not good enough. It might get dirty or rained upon. Maybe bugs would get in it. It was on the ground, so maybe it had already been soiled. Why should the owner have their property ruined simply because they made a mistake. Best then to clean it. And put it in a baggie where the person who lost it might see it and reclaim it.

This seems ludicrous! What a waste of time and effort! But it represents consideration of others far beyond one's own conveniences and preferences. When we humble ourselves and serve others, we raise the bar while we make things better for everyone. We are making an unconditional declaration that other people do matter. What better use of one's time and effort is there?

A nation of 12 year olds indeed. These crises confronting humanity are opportunities for humans to show that they care. COVID19, climate change, war, famine, natural disasters are just so many lost hankies.

This man still thinks that "thinking of others" is sufficient. How will he ever get to the point of "assuming the best about others" and protecting them not for their sake, but for OUR sake?

That's very nice and there is a lot I like about Japanese culture while still being honest about It's bad aspects...

Like how do you explain that and their incredibly high suicide rate? And that's not even the darkest part.


A. If you let the perfect be the enemy of the good, you're going to have a bad time.

B. Ignoratio Elenchi
 
2021-09-28 4:56:08 AM  

WDFark think for a second: 2fardownthread: Japan has been described, by Doug MacArthur no less, as a nation of 12 year olds. OK.

So I was walking around a couple of days ago, and as I walked past a tree in my neighborhood, I saw a zip-loc baggie pinned to a tree at eye level. Inside it was a clean and folded handkerchief. Along the walk were a hundred trees, and as many houses, with people walking dogs and kids walking to and from school. And here was a baggie on a tree.

To anyone who has lived long enough in Japan, you recognize the symbol. It shines like a 100 megawatt beacon of humanity. Honest and sincere people who grew up in honest and sincere households and cultures can look at it and calmly acknowledge it. But vampires would shun and hiss and flee from it. It would burn like holy water.

Someone was cleaning the sidewalk and found a handkerchief that some stranger had lost. It could not have been discarded by its owner, because that would be littering, and people don't litter. So the sidewalk cleaning person wondered whose it must be. It was on the ground unintentionally. Therefore, the person who lost it must have valued it. But pinning it to the three is not good enough. It might get dirty or rained upon. Maybe bugs would get in it. It was on the ground, so maybe it had already been soiled. Why should the owner have their property ruined simply because they made a mistake. Best then to clean it. And put it in a baggie where the person who lost it might see it and reclaim it.

This seems ludicrous! What a waste of time and effort! But it represents consideration of others far beyond one's own conveniences and preferences. When we humble ourselves and serve others, we raise the bar while we make things better for everyone. We are making an unconditional declaration that other people do matter. What better use of one's time and effort is there?

A nation of 12 year olds indeed. These crises confronting humanity are opportunities for humans to show that they care. COVID19, climate cha ...


Wait, have we reached a point where literally _any_ statement A can be completely neutralized by going 'What about [other statement B]??'

Because if so that's going to make communication very difficult.
 
2021-09-28 5:17:39 AM  

WDFark think for a second: 2fardownthread: Japan has been described, by Doug MacArthur no less, as a nation of 12 year olds. OK.

So I was walking around a couple of days ago, and as I walked past a tree in my neighborhood, I saw a zip-loc baggie pinned to a tree at eye level. Inside it was a clean and folded handkerchief. Along the walk were a hundred trees, and as many houses, with people walking dogs and kids walking to and from school. And here was a baggie on a tree.

To anyone who has lived long enough in Japan, you recognize the symbol. It shines like a 100 megawatt beacon of humanity. Honest and sincere people who grew up in honest and sincere households and cultures can look at it and calmly acknowledge it. But vampires would shun and hiss and flee from it. It would burn like holy water.

Someone was cleaning the sidewalk and found a handkerchief that some stranger had lost. It could not have been discarded by its owner, because that would be littering, and people don't litter. So the sidewalk cleaning person wondered whose it must be. It was on the ground unintentionally. Therefore, the person who lost it must have valued it. But pinning it to the three is not good enough. It might get dirty or rained upon. Maybe bugs would get in it. It was on the ground, so maybe it had already been soiled. Why should the owner have their property ruined simply because they made a mistake. Best then to clean it. And put it in a baggie where the person who lost it might see it and reclaim it.

This seems ludicrous! What a waste of time and effort! But it represents consideration of others far beyond one's own conveniences and preferences. When we humble ourselves and serve others, we raise the bar while we make things better for everyone. We are making an unconditional declaration that other people do matter. What better use of one's time and effort is there?

A nation of 12 year olds indeed. These crises confronting humanity are opportunities for humans to show that they care. COVID19, climate change, war, famine, natural disasters are just so many lost hankies.

This man still thinks that "thinking of others" is sufficient. How will he ever get to the point of "assuming the best about others" and protecting them not for their sake, but for OUR sake?

That's very nice and there is a lot I like about Japanese culture while still being honest about It's bad aspects...

Like how do you explain that and their incredibly high suicide rate? And that's not even the darkest part.


For some reason this attitude of selflessness does not extend to the corporate world where employees are treated like machines.
 
2021-09-28 5:35:40 AM  
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2021-09-28 6:00:05 AM  
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2021-09-28 7:07:11 AM  
Not rare at all. The COVID wards are filled with these deathbed revelation idiots.

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2021-09-28 7:10:08 AM  
Cook says he understands people have free will, but urged anyone who isn't fully vaccinated to get both doses as soon as possible.

♫ It's the circle of death...

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2021-09-28 7:10:19 AM  

Invincible: WDFark think for a second: 2fardownthread: Japan has been described, by Doug MacArthur no less, as a nation of 12 year olds. OK.

So I was walking around a couple of days ago, and as I walked past a tree in my neighborhood, I saw a zip-loc baggie pinned to a tree at eye level. Inside it was a clean and folded handkerchief. Along the walk were a hundred trees, and as many houses, with people walking dogs and kids walking to and from school. And here was a baggie on a tree.

To anyone who has lived long enough in Japan, you recognize the symbol. It shines like a 100 megawatt beacon of humanity. Honest and sincere people who grew up in honest and sincere households and cultures can look at it and calmly acknowledge it. But vampires would shun and hiss and flee from it. It would burn like holy water.

Someone was cleaning the sidewalk and found a handkerchief that some stranger had lost. It could not have been discarded by its owner, because that would be littering, and people don't litter. So the sidewalk cleaning person wondered whose it must be. It was on the ground unintentionally. Therefore, the person who lost it must have valued it. But pinning it to the three is not good enough. It might get dirty or rained upon. Maybe bugs would get in it. It was on the ground, so maybe it had already been soiled. Why should the owner have their property ruined simply because they made a mistake. Best then to clean it. And put it in a baggie where the person who lost it might see it and reclaim it.

This seems ludicrous! What a waste of time and effort! But it represents consideration of others far beyond one's own conveniences and preferences. When we humble ourselves and serve others, we raise the bar while we make things better for everyone. We are making an unconditional declaration that other people do matter. What better use of one's time and effort is there?

A nation of 12 year olds indeed. These crises confronting humanity are opportunities for humans to show that they care. COVID19, climate change, war, famine, natural disasters are just so many lost hankies.

This man still thinks that "thinking of others" is sufficient. How will he ever get to the point of "assuming the best about others" and protecting them not for their sake, but for OUR sake?

That's very nice and there is a lot I like about Japanese culture while still being honest about It's bad aspects...

Like how do you explain that and their incredibly high suicide rate? And that's not even the darkest part.

For some reason this attitude of selflessness does not extend to the corporate world where employees are treated like machines.


A famous/infamous philosopher once pointed out a subtlety. Like a coin, selflessness has two sides. In a very real sense, if you are demanding/accepting sacrifices from other people, then you are not being truly selfish. You are being selfless, as you have no true self, but must rely on the looted selves of other people to survive.

Rational thinking can be hard.
 
2021-09-28 7:22:21 AM  

The Official Fark Cajun: Kazan: Bowen: "I'm a healthy 250 pound 5'10" man, why do I need a vaccine?"

The normalization of morbid obesity

The new word is "thick", and for some reason,lots of men suddenly find fat women attractive, and vice versa.


My impression was that thicc was originally coined to refer to women who are a little bulky from muscle... Then was co-opted by those who like slightly fat women in 0.32 seconds.
 
2021-09-28 7:31:51 AM  

2fardownthread: Japan has been described, by Doug MacArthur no less, as a nation of 12 year olds. OK.

So I was walking around a couple of days ago, and as I walked past a tree in my neighborhood, I saw a zip-loc baggie pinned to a tree at eye level. Inside it was a clean and folded handkerchief. Along the walk were a hundred trees, and as many houses, with people walking dogs and kids walking to and from school. And here was a baggie on a tree.

To anyone who has lived long enough in Japan, you recognize the symbol. It shines like a 100 megawatt beacon of humanity. Honest and sincere people who grew up in honest and sincere households and cultures can look at it and calmly acknowledge it. But vampires would shun and hiss and flee from it. It would burn like holy water.

Someone was cleaning the sidewalk and found a handkerchief that some stranger had lost. It could not have been discarded by its owner, because that would be littering, and people don't litter. So the sidewalk cleaning person wondered whose it must be. It was on the ground unintentionally. Therefore, the person who lost it must have valued it. But pinning it to the three is not good enough. It might get dirty or rained upon. Maybe bugs would get in it. It was on the ground, so maybe it had already been soiled. Why should the owner have their property ruined simply because they made a mistake. Best then to clean it. And put it in a baggie where the person who lost it might see it and reclaim it.

This seems ludicrous! What a waste of time and effort! But it represents consideration of others far beyond one's own conveniences and preferences. When we humble ourselves and serve others, we raise the bar while we make things better for everyone. We are making an unconditional declaration that other people do matter. What better use of one's time and effort is there?

A nation of 12 year olds indeed. These crises confronting humanity are opportunities for humans to show that they care. COVID19, climate change, war, famine, natural disasters are just so many lost hankies.

This man still thinks that "thinking of others" is sufficient. How will he ever get to the point of "assuming the best about others" and protecting them not for their sake, but for OUR sake?


Kind of funny Douglas MacArthur accusing others of acting like children.
 
2021-09-28 7:36:31 AM  
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2021-09-28 7:39:32 AM  

foo monkey: Skeleton Man: foo monkey: This is one unicorn who's blood I will not be drinking.

Wait.

What?

I've said to much...


Just say you're Voldemort. We dealt with Trump.
 
2021-09-28 7:45:57 AM  
I propose "clinics" for low vaccination rate counties. Stock roadside stands with pool cleaner, horse butt paste, bleach injectors, bleach inhalers and whatever else the dolts are clamoring for. Make it self-serve (nobody sane should have to come in contact with the clientele) and free.
 
2021-09-28 7:47:36 AM  

bigdog1960: Toxophil: jerryskid: Not a single trump voter should be treated for anything by a doctor.  They are not human beings.  Send them to the vet.

I mean... That's kinda what they want anyway right?

I know people who get medical advise from vets. This is a deep regret that I have.


I was stitched up by a large animal vet once, when I was three. There was no doctor within a many hours drive. He did a great job - the scar was tiny. But he wouldn't attempt to give me any sort of anesthetic meant for veterinary use. That sucked, and is my first vivid memory.
 
2021-09-28 7:52:08 AM  

bigdog1960: I know people who get medical advise from vets. This is a deep regret that I have.


Username checks out?
 
2021-09-28 7:52:46 AM  

2fardownthread: Japan has been described, by Doug MacArthur no less, as a nation of 12 year olds. OK.

So I was walking around a couple of days ago, and as I walked past a tree in my neighborhood, I saw a zip-loc baggie pinned to a tree at eye level. Inside it was a clean and folded handkerchief. Along the walk were a hundred trees, and as many houses, with people walking dogs and kids walking to and from school. And here was a baggie on a tree.

To anyone who has lived long enough in Japan, you recognize the symbol. It shines like a 100 megawatt beacon of humanity. Honest and sincere people who grew up in honest and sincere households and cultures can look at it and calmly acknowledge it. But vampires would shun and hiss and flee from it. It would burn like holy water.

Someone was cleaning the sidewalk and found a handkerchief that some stranger had lost. It could not have been discarded by its owner, because that would be littering, and people don't litter. So the sidewalk cleaning person wondered whose it must be. It was on the ground unintentionally. Therefore, the person who lost it must have valued it. But pinning it to the three is not good enough. It might get dirty or rained upon. Maybe bugs would get in it. It was on the ground, so maybe it had already been soiled. Why should the owner have their property ruined simply because they made a mistake. Best then to clean it. And put it in a baggie where the person who lost it might see it and reclaim it.

This seems ludicrous! What a waste of time and effort! But it represents consideration of others far beyond one's own conveniences and preferences. When we humble ourselves and serve others, we raise the bar while we make things better for everyone. We are making an unconditional declaration that other people do matter. What better use of one's time and effort is there?

A nation of 12 year olds indeed. These crises confronting humanity are opportunities for humans to show that they care. COVID19, climate change, war, famine, natural disasters are just so many lost hankies.

This man still thinks that "thinking of others" is sufficient. How will he ever get to the point of "assuming the best about others" and protecting them not for their sake, but for OUR sake?


I thought the bag had used panties in it.
 
2021-09-28 7:55:23 AM  

Kazan: The Official Fark Cajun: Kazan: Bowen: "I'm a healthy 250 pound 5'10" man, why do I need a vaccine?"

The normalization of morbid obesity

The new word is "thick", and for some reason,lots of men suddenly find fat women attractive, and vice versa.

My impression was that thicc was originally coined to refer to women who are a little bulky from muscle... Then was co-opted by those who like slightly fat women in 0.32 seconds.


From my HS track athlete: It's the difference between the distance runners and the sprinters. Distance runners are the very thin girls, and the thicc girls, with muscular legs and butts, are the sprinters.

What's bizarre is the trend to photoshop the waist as tiny as possible, but make the butt and thighs HUGE. It's grotesque and not a good look, and impossible in nature, but so many hold it up as the ideal body shape. No wonder our girls have body issues.
 
2021-09-28 7:59:51 AM  

Smoking GNU: Skeleton Man: foo monkey: This is one unicorn who's blood I will not be drinking.

Wait.

What?

Never seen the HP movies or read the books i take it?


No, but my wife's super into them and I've still never heard anything about unicorn blood.
 
2021-09-28 8:11:14 AM  

namegoeshere: Kazan: The Official Fark Cajun: Kazan: Bowen: "I'm a healthy 250 pound 5'10" man, why do I need a vaccine?"

The normalization of morbid obesity

The new word is "thick", and for some reason,lots of men suddenly find fat women attractive, and vice versa.

My impression was that thicc was originally coined to refer to women who are a little bulky from muscle... Then was co-opted by those who like slightly fat women in 0.32 seconds.

From my HS track athlete: It's the difference between the distance runners and the sprinters. Distance runners are the very thin girls, and the thicc girls, with muscular legs and butts, are the sprinters.

What's bizarre is the trend to photoshop the waist as tiny as possible, but make the butt and thighs HUGE. It's grotesque and not a good look, and impossible in nature, but so many hold it up as the ideal body shape. No wonder our girls have body issues.


Everyone has body issues.  We just pretend that it's a gendered issue because men don't have feelings you know
 
2021-09-28 8:21:37 AM  

2fardownthread: Japan has been described, by Doug MacArthur no less, as a nation of 12 year olds. OK.

So I was walking around a couple of days ago, and as I walked past a tree in my neighborhood, I saw a zip-loc baggie pinned to a tree at eye level. Inside it was a clean and folded handkerchief. Along the walk were a hundred trees, and as many houses, with people walking dogs and kids walking to and from school. And here was a baggie on a tree.

To anyone who has lived long enough in Japan, you recognize the symbol. It shines like a 100 megawatt beacon of humanity. Honest and sincere people who grew up in honest and sincere households and cultures can look at it and calmly acknowledge it. But vampires would shun and hiss and flee from it. It would burn like holy water.

Someone was cleaning the sidewalk and found a handkerchief that some stranger had lost. It could not have been discarded by its owner, because that would be littering, and people don't litter. So the sidewalk cleaning person wondered whose it must be. It was on the ground unintentionally. Therefore, the person who lost it must have valued it. But pinning it to the three is not good enough. It might get dirty or rained upon. Maybe bugs would get in it. It was on the ground, so maybe it had already been soiled. Why should the owner have their property ruined simply because they made a mistake. Best then to clean it. And put it in a baggie where the person who lost it might see it and reclaim it.

This seems ludicrous! What a waste of time and effort! But it represents consideration of others far beyond one's own conveniences and preferences. When we humble ourselves and serve others, we raise the bar while we make things better for everyone. We are making an unconditional declaration that other people do matter. What better use of one's time and effort is there?

A nation of 12 year olds indeed. These crises confronting humanity are opportunities for humans to show that they care. COVID19, climate change, war, famine ...


One time I was lifting weights in a gym in Osaka on a Friday morning. I was deadlifting probably more than I should have lifted so I was using wrist straps, and had to take off the fairly expensive (to me) new G-Shock I was using to time my rests and set it on the floor.

It was the last lift of the day so I forgot I had taken off the watch and went on to work and home and then it was the weekend.

Monday morning I came back to the gym and when I looked for my watch in my bag it wasn't there. I was upset because of course I'd have to buy a new watch now.

When I went out to the lifting floor I found my watch hanging on a nearby bench. Hundreds of people had used the gym over the weekend and by all appearances not one of them had thought, "Hey, that thing could be mine now."

I can't imagine another place where that would have happened.
 
2021-09-28 8:22:57 AM  
> "So much happiness to be [at the wedding]... It felt so good. It's like when I got intubated, (I thought) I'm not missing that for the frickin world."

In other words: if he'd been able to stand while he had Covid, he would have told nobody and gone to the wedding.

Don't go to weddings.

Don't go to funerals.

There's always somebody there willing to risk your life to not miss it.
 
2021-09-28 8:24:53 AM  

Skeleton Man: Smoking GNU: Skeleton Man: foo monkey: This is one unicorn who's blood I will not be drinking.

Wait.

What?

Never seen the HP movies or read the books i take it?

No, but my wife's super into them and I've still never heard anything about unicorn blood.


Well, in the first movie the big bad kills and drinks the blood of unicorns on order to revitalize himself while hunting for the big mcguffin.
 
2021-09-28 8:26:59 AM  

Kazan: namegoeshere: Kazan: The Official Fark Cajun: Kazan: Bowen: "I'm a healthy 250 pound 5'10" man, why do I need a vaccine?"

The normalization of morbid obesity

The new word is "thick", and for some reason,lots of men suddenly find fat women attractive, and vice versa.

My impression was that thicc was originally coined to refer to women who are a little bulky from muscle... Then was co-opted by those who like slightly fat women in 0.32 seconds.

From my HS track athlete: It's the difference between the distance runners and the sprinters. Distance runners are the very thin girls, and the thicc girls, with muscular legs and butts, are the sprinters.

What's bizarre is the trend to photoshop the waist as tiny as possible, but make the butt and thighs HUGE. It's grotesque and not a good look, and impossible in nature, but so many hold it up as the ideal body shape. No wonder our girls have body issues.

Everyone has body issues.  We just pretend that it's a gendered issue because men don't have feelings you know


It's a gendered issue because the unobtainable ideal body image for women is plastered everywhere with far greater frequency than the corresponding image for men.  When there's two dozen seasons of America's Next Top Model and those models are men and that show is also popular with men, then we'll be on our way to gender parity.
 
2021-09-28 8:33:07 AM  
2fardownthread:

...When we humble ourselves and serve others, we raise the bar while we make things better for everyone. We are making an unconditional declaration that other people do matter. What better use of one's time and effort is there?

The concept of enlightened self interest, like a lot of other things, is completely beyond their comprehension.

Pearls before swine.
 
2021-09-28 8:37:31 AM  
Conservatives lack empathy, foresight, and only care about something when it affects them? This is my shocked face.

Plus, being morbidly obese only increases the severity of any health issues.
 
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