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Re: The YMCA Club

Post by The Nameless One » Mon May 18, 2020 11:05 pm

Obscure wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:59 pm
Any of you “people” watch the Community table read?
Pedro Pascal ^_^ but no :shifty:
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Post by Obscure » Mon May 18, 2020 11:32 pm

The Nameless One wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 11:05 pm
Pedro Pascal ^_^ but no :shifty:
It was really good!

And his inability to say a certain line was hilarious :shifty:
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Post by Firebender » Mon May 18, 2020 11:57 pm

I don't know why I thought getting back on dating apps was a good idea. I finally matched with a dude and after an hour of so of texting asked to come over to my apartment (!) and then asked if I wanted to go out tonight IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC.

I don't get why guys think they can text me day of or a few hours before and I think I'll be available for a date. Like, I need time to mentally prepare myself and by 6 I am in my pajamas and settled down for the night. I will not be going anywhere if you text me at 7:30 PM.
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Post by Evil » Tue May 19, 2020 1:26 am

I watched the table read, and the q&a!

Were getting that movie, I can feel it in my bones!
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Post by Obscure » Tue May 19, 2020 1:52 am

Evil wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:26 am
I watched the table read, and the q&a!

Were getting that movie, I can feel it in my bones!
Yes!!
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Post by Obscure » Tue May 19, 2020 5:15 pm

ANXIETY
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Post by Smoke Bomb » Tue May 19, 2020 9:23 pm

Obscure wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:59 pm
Any of you “people” watch the Community table read?
I will eventually!
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Post by Obscure » Tue May 19, 2020 9:24 pm

Smoke Bomb wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:23 pm
I will eventually!
It’s worth watching!
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Post by Smoke Bomb » Tue May 19, 2020 10:09 pm

Obscure wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:24 pm
It’s worth watching!
Was Pedro an adequate replacement for the irreplaceable Walton Goggins?
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Post by Obscure » Tue May 19, 2020 10:12 pm

Smoke Bomb wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Was Pedro an adequate replacement for the irreplaceable Walton Goggins?
He was great, especially one part :shifty:

Also Dan Harmon makes a bunch of bad Mandalorian jokes :shifty:
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Post by Firebender » Tue May 19, 2020 10:52 pm

Can you imagine being confident enough in yourself to just randomly send someone a ~sexy~ picture?

(please get me off these dating apps)
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Post by Slentert » Tue May 19, 2020 11:08 pm

Obscure wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:59 pm
Any of you “people” watch the Community table read?
I did. It was really funny. I. Love that cast so much.
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Post by Obscure » Tue May 19, 2020 11:10 pm

Firebender wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:52 pm
Can you imagine being confident enough in yourself to just randomly send someone a ~sexy~ picture?

(please get me off these dating apps)
I can’t imagine myself being confident enough to take a selfie
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Post by Smoke Bomb » Tue May 19, 2020 11:12 pm

Firebender wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:52 pm
Can you imagine being confident enough in yourself to just randomly send someone a ~sexy~ picture?

(please get me off these dating apps)
No and it’s why I’ve maintained a sterling reputation as a gentleman on dating sites.
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Post by Firebender » Tue May 19, 2020 11:33 pm

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No and it’s why I’ve maintained a sterling reputation as a gentleman on dating sites.
You're probably like a unicorn to the girls you match with.

Even if it's not a straight up dick (like it is about 80% of the time) it's weirdly stressful!
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Post by Smoke Bomb » Wed May 20, 2020 12:05 am

Firebender wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:33 pm
You're probably like a unicorn to the girls you match with.

Even if it's not a straight up dick (like it is about 80% of the time) it's weirdly stressful!
A unicorn they don’t wind up dating long term!

It’s baffling that dudes realize how easy it is to not be a creep and women like it when you’re not a creep.
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Post by Obscure » Wed May 20, 2020 1:33 am

If not sending dick pics makes you an elite online dater maybe I need to give it a shot
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Post by Smoke Bomb » Wed May 20, 2020 4:12 am

Of course that’s the line that broke Pascal
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Post by John Dumbear » Wed May 20, 2020 4:42 am

Well, this is certainly a plot twist...
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Post by MadMan » Wed May 20, 2020 9:18 am

I made lists and then realized I left movies off those lists and now I think I shouldn't have bothered. Also my phone is fucked. I have never tried online dating because I have basically given up.
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Post by Obscure » Wed May 20, 2020 12:32 pm

Smoke Bomb wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 4:12 am
Of course that’s the line that broke Pascal
The fact that it happened over and over and over again was hilarious :oops:
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Post by The Nameless One » Wed May 20, 2020 1:43 pm

So what exactly is everyone planning for their hot pandemic dates?
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Post by Obscure » Wed May 20, 2020 2:54 pm

The Nameless One wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 1:43 pm
So what exactly is everyone planning for their hot pandemic dates?
:shifty:
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Post by Firebender » Wed May 20, 2020 4:38 pm

I still think we should do a YMCA hangout on either Google Hangouts or Houseparty.

My internet sucks too bad to stream Jackbox but if someone has a better connection, I can send them the game and we can play.
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Post by Smoke Bomb » Wed May 20, 2020 6:24 pm

Firebender wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 4:38 pm
I still think we should do a YMCA hangout on either Google Hangouts or Houseparty.

My internet sucks too bad to stream Jackbox but if someone has a better connection, I can send them the game and we can play.
Only if we get to watch the SNYDER CUT ON HBO MAX!!!
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Post by The Nameless One » Wed May 20, 2020 6:40 pm

Smoke Bomb wrote:
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Only if we get to watch the SNYDER CUT ON HBO MAX!!!
The fact that you aren't "memeing" right now means we're truly at the breaking point in the simulation
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Post by Obscure » Wed May 20, 2020 7:53 pm

WATCHING ITS ALWAYS SUNNY AGAIN!!!
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Post by Smoke Bomb » Wed May 20, 2020 8:20 pm

Obscure wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 7:53 pm
WATCHING ITS ALWAYS SUNNY AGAIN!!!
That has a SNYDER CUT!!!?
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Post by Obscure » Wed May 20, 2020 8:25 pm

I will never watch any Snyder cut!!
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Post by Smoke Bomb » Wed May 20, 2020 8:29 pm

That’s a damn lie and you know it!
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Post by Smoke Bomb » Wed May 20, 2020 10:25 pm

Some dude who got upset because we asked him to wear a mask DM’d our store on FB and asked my boss to fire himself
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Post by Jinnistan » Wed May 20, 2020 10:40 pm

Smoke Bomb wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:25 pm
Some dude who got upset because we asked him to wear a mask DM’d our store on FB and asked my boss to fire himself
Be careful. I saw where someone shot a Waffle House fry-cook over the same thing.
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Post by Obscure » Wed May 20, 2020 11:14 pm

The fact that wearing masks has become political is so insane
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Post by The Nameless One » Wed May 20, 2020 11:40 pm

Do people just not understand the freedom of obscuring your face in public?

I feel like these are anxious times and I don't want to make anyone more anxious than they already are, maybe it would be good to make a dedicated thread for everyone to calculate their personal experience with this at their own pace, a small collective voluntary diary. There are times where I just want to sit here and write a few paragraphs but, again, I want to be careful with the "psychology", especially for my sake... easy to get lost. <3
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Post by Obscure » Wed May 20, 2020 11:56 pm

Shit is fucked Nameless!
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Obscure wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:56 pm
Shit is fucked Nameless!
That massage parlor murder that happened in Toronto in February was designated as an incel terrorist attack!
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Post by Jinnistan » Thu May 21, 2020 12:15 am

The Nameless One wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:40 pm
I feel like these are anxious times and I don't want to make anyone more anxious than they already are, maybe it would be good to make a dedicated thread for everyone to calculate their personal experience with this at their own pace, a small collective voluntary diary.
In brief, I've mostly been wearing a (homemade) mask as a gesture of cooperation. I think that after the initial awkwardness subsides, people, especially those most at-risk, are far less anxious about those with masks versus those without. The latter tend to be the biggest assholes, stepping into people's spaces, mouth-breathing, touching everything etc. I don't want to be one of those MAGA Chads.

But since testing has been scarce, the vast majority of asymptomatic people will probably never be aware that they're spreading the disease, and so wearing a mask, for me, is less about protecting myself (which only the N-95 respirators are good for) and more about showing the courtesy of preventing the spread in case I happen to have it.

But sure I'm anxious. My county only had about a hundred cases through April, but has exploded to nearly 1000 just in the last couple of weeks - just as we're "reopening". About six or seven yuckfucks were just hanging out, talking and laughing and spreading their filthy vapors, in my apartment hallway the other day. America will hit 100K deaths before the end of the month, and now they're projecting as many as 350K by the end of the year, and that's the optimistic figure. Selfishness is our national cocktail.
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Post by Obscure » Thu May 21, 2020 1:59 am

Smoke Bomb wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:11 am
That massage parlor murder that happened in Toronto in February was designated as an incel terrorist attack!
I think I missed that story.
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Post by The Nameless One » Thu May 21, 2020 7:32 am

Jinnistan wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:15 am
In brief, I've mostly been wearing a (homemade) mask as a gesture of cooperation. I think that after the initial awkwardness subsides, people, especially those most at-risk, are far less anxious about those with masks versus those without. The latter tend to be the biggest assholes, stepping into people's spaces, mouth-breathing, touching everything etc. I don't want to be one of those MAGA Chads.
It's a heavy psychological deal - I'm keen on the idea of keeping my germs to myself so masks provide me with a sense of moral accomplishment. However, I understand that masks don't do much to protect me, and thus those who I am trying to protect (I help my dad with supplying my grandparents with groceries, they live in an elderly complex which is highly vulnerable), creating an anxiety where I want an ideal environment where everyone is wearing a mask. This could create a sense of apathy given how we're throwing a scientific band-aid on the gushing wound. It's either strictly enforce it or it doesn't work and I simply have to get lucky and not get the virus when I decide to enter a vulnerable environment (it's worth noting that Victoria hasn't had a case in a month... our problem is almost strictly psychological at this point). It doesn't take long to realize the immensity of this physics equation, we've simply lost when it comes to that logic. Frankly, I can't place blame on my environment for not adhering to the logic because a great deal of people don't have access to internet, to which it's fair to assume that news sources are restricted... then you have to account for local biases towards dealing with this - if that information is science bound or tempered with dangerous opinion. I've been working day in and out since this has began regarding keeping up with the information and tailoring my decision making as a result, can I realistically expect the same of the populace? What's keeping them from getting there? This all requires an overwhelming degree of empathy. I've been meditating like Christ, I let my tears flow freely and I practice my idea of chastity. I've renewed my studies in the occult, realistically I'm going to have to bust out the big guns and commune with the (Avian, in my experience) gods if I am to get to the bottom of this abyss.

It really breaks my heart regarding masks being rendered as a symbol of American-branded freedom. I can't say that I'm surprised which makes it even more depressing, America has been checking off all of my worst case scenario boxes as this goes along and none of the potential scenarios developing are easy...
But since testing has been scarce, the vast majority of asymptomatic people will probably never be aware that they're spreading the disease, and so wearing a mask, for me, is less about protecting myself (which only the N-95 respirators are good for) and more about showing the courtesy of preventing the spread in case I happen to have it.
You are a good person, though you probably don't need me to tell you that. Unfortunately, most of America is past the point of testing where it can be done ideally - ideally being testing and tracing right from the onset of the outbreak. At this point it's a desperate game of catch up not being helped by the current regime, if some governors are even playing catch up but are instead tempering the data to support the reopening narrative. This is where I really do not want to say "the situation is irrevocably fucked"... but it's hard to argue the simple math - and the math gets even more dire when you look at this from a state by state basis. I've been looking at Sweden with a close eye and today was yet another spike in cases and deaths... my calculations suggest* that every state with either stable or rising cases at this point is in for a long bout (that's... the majority of states), and the problem with the carrot of exceptional idealism Sweden presented with the rest of the world is that these areas could be worse than the Sweden model. I truly believe Anders Tegnell is the most dangerous person in the world, he's as if the virus took a human as a host to direct it's will.

*Pardon me not going into detail regarding said calculations, that's not a very qualified stance... just know I've been at the news paper clippings with my pins and string about all of this :shifty:. I'll make the official Covid thread tomorrow and rant about Sweden more
But sure I'm anxious. My county only had about a hundred cases through April, but has exploded to nearly 1000 just in the last couple of weeks - just as we're "reopening". About six or seven yuckfucks were just hanging out, talking and laughing and spreading their filthy vapors, in my apartment hallway the other day. America will hit 100K deaths before the end of the month, and now they're projecting as many as 350K by the end of the year, and that's the optimistic figure. Selfishness is our national cocktail.
I wouldn't be surprised if the USA is already at 200k, and that's not accounting for the misery deaths. We are looking at one million USA covid related deaths by the end of the year, judging by the optimistic figure, be it covid, ourselves, hunger... which could lead to states devolving into the civil unrest seen in Lebanon where the hunger crisis overwhelms the health crisis. Hell, Donald Trump could want to perpetuate things to that point in some layer of logic I'm unwilling to explore less I start rambling in Cthulu tongue... I'm going to sleep now after six hours of composing this post :shifty:
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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Thu May 21, 2020 9:00 am

Obscure wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:14 pm
The fact that wearing masks has become political is so insane
wait until you hear about the politics of climate change. (but yes, I agree. I just got a lot of cynicism)

I also think that's a good idea for a thread, Nameless.
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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Thu May 21, 2020 9:24 am

on the whole politics surrounding coronavirus/climate change, shouldn't my insistence on erring on the side of caution make me "conservative"? rather than panicky
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Post by John Dumbear » Thu May 21, 2020 1:37 pm

Jinnistan wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:40 pm
Be careful. I saw where someone shot a Waffle House fry-cook over the same thing.
Or a security guard shot and killed working a Dollar Store here in Flint.
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Post by The Nameless One » Thu May 21, 2020 5:07 pm

Oxnard Montalvo wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:24 am
on the whole politics surrounding coronavirus/climate change, shouldn't my insistence on erring on the side of caution make me "conservative"? rather than panicky
It's interesting because before Covid the labels "liberal" and "conservative" were largely bound to directing economic circulation, now it's a conflict of economy and health. "Liberal" science indicates we need to be two meters apart when the "conservative" science is you want to be 10 feet away at least. You can imagine which side a business would err towards when presented with balancing both the economy and health. This is why "9 feet plus* is not engraved in the public's mind, it breaks the idea of sustaining any amount of capacity. Good luck getting to 25% capacity with the 6 feet rule, the equation is overwhelmingly weighted against business owners... thus they need to be liberal with the safety measures even further. Imagine a restaurant who has been shut down and in order to open they need to invest in plexiglass and remove the majority of their seating... and plexiglass is VERY liberal given the demonstrations of how the virus can travel in a restaurant. BC began it's phased reopening on the 19th and we're simply not at the point where unessential business can provide a conservative enough attitude to override the risk factor. It's distressing because in being conservative with our health, we're being liberal with business owners. This is where misery death becomes a heavy factor, especially in Victoria where suicide, homeless death, and drug overdose outweigh our covid problem. Maybe "outweigh" is the wrong word... "compliments". The government, and the science, as a result must conflict liberal and conservative methodology in effort to save as many people as possible, and these ideologies must be liquid in order to best accommodate the ever evolving shape of the issue. Ultimately, the best BC can do is buy business owners enough time for them to convert to post-covid reality, and that's where I get anxious regarding what exactly is being communicated to our populace. Is it being communicated that we need to change, or are we advocating for a return to a broken idea of normalcy? Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall...
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Post by Obscure » Thu May 21, 2020 5:51 pm

It’s Always Sunny gets so much better once Frank arrives :shifty:
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Post by Jinnistan » Thu May 21, 2020 8:39 pm

The Nameless One wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 7:32 am
Frankly, I can't place blame on my environment for not adhering to the logic because a great deal of people don't have access to internet, to which it's fair to assume that news sources are restricted... then you have to account for local biases towards dealing with this - if that information is science bound or tempered with dangerous opinion. I've been working day in and out since this has began regarding keeping up with the information and tailoring my decision making as a result, can I realistically expect the same of the populace?
It's definitely been frustrating. The asymptomatic stuff has been especially difficult for the general public here to comprehend, and you still occasionally see some doofus with a "I don't need a mask, I feel fine!" attitude. I read pretty early on that this virus has an abnormally long incubation period of up to two weeks. This should have been stressed more in the media, just pounded into people's psyches, because this is particularly what makes the virus so virulent. An infected person can have it, not know, and continue to spread it for two weeks before showing symptoms (with a percentage of them never showing symptoms, but still spreading it). The inability of people to understand the implications of this is partly a problem of our broken media (and obviously Trump's example), because common sense doesn't work for unprecedented conditions. People assume that this acts like every other cold/flu virus. Immunity is another misconception (Rand Paul's "I'm the safest man in Washington!"), because, although there's been a couple of promising studies recently, there's still no guarantee that a person can't be reinfected, even within a matter of weeks, or be able to spread it after recovery. There's a lot that's still in the woods.
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It really breaks my heart regarding masks being rendered as a symbol of American-branded freedom.
Some Americans (it's worth noting that polls show a solid majority are more wary of reopening too fast) have a weird definition of "freedom". They don't think of it as a legal term, civil liberties, etc. They see it in the more selfish "I do what I want!", which invariably tends to infringe on someone else's rights. I haven't seen any of the neo-Tea morons acknowledge the civil right of the 90K dead to not be infected with a preventable disease. Where's their freedoms? Instead, there's an ugly Darwinism that appeals to transactional sociopaths like Trump that can only be matched by the ugly (and still somewhat transactional) conspiracisms of someone like Elon Musk.
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Post by Obscure » Thu May 21, 2020 9:16 pm

Do you “people” like the movie You’re Next?
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Post by The Nameless One » Thu May 21, 2020 11:19 pm

Owen Pallett is dropping an album tonight!!! It's called "Island" :shifty:

Will transfer my Janson replies to the Official Covid Thread when I get done with today

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Post by Evil » Thu May 21, 2020 11:21 pm

Obscure wrote:
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Do you “people” like the movie You’re Next?
Oh baby, now its Evils time to shine!

Yes, yes I do.
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Post by Obscure » Thu May 21, 2020 11:58 pm

Evil, help your “brother” out, I’m trying to come up with a concept for a cheap thriller/horror “screenplay” and I SUCK
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Post by Evil » Fri May 22, 2020 12:11 am

I gave you my hundred thousand dollar idea before. Group of friends with bitter resentments towards each other, typical horror movie killer comes after them and fails and dies basically right away, group of friends realizes very quickly they could kill each other and get blame it on the horror movie killer and get away with it.
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