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Apr 19, 2013 xaotica commented on City Launches Campaign to "Make Seattle Happy".
this reminds me of a middle school health instructor who forced us all to chant "happy, healthy, feel fantastic. boy, am i enthusiastic!" and chastised us for not sounding happy enough. i began a daily habit of trying to practice saying those words with as much sincere sorrow and heartache as i could conjure. i tried to make it sound like i was about 30 seconds away from blowing my brains out. but i also had to say them in a low baritone to make it harder for her to identify it as me, so it was fairly challenging. it's really hard for me to imagine that there aren't things that could be done with this time and energy that would have a higher likelihood of bringing anyone a moment of happiness.
Dec 17, 2012 xaotica commented on Westboro Baptist Church Heading to Newtown to Praise God for Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary.
People on reddit have organized a peaceful counterprotest. It consists of atheists, religious people of multiple denominations, straights, queers, etc. and they will be forming a human barricade. Some are flying out for the occasion. https://www.facebook.com/groups/20824807…
Mar 27, 2012 xaotica commented on NOM's Strategy: "To Drive Wedge Between Gays and Blacks".
Regardless of how depressed you might be about your career, future, or any of life's other stresses... at least at the end of the day, you can remind yourself that you don't devote your limited time and energy to "pitting the blacks against the gays". What a sad existence.
Mar 27, 2012 xaotica commented on Capitol Hill Burger Madness.
"Fuck, if we've already begun a grammatical witch hunt, shouldn't it be "bland yet copious?"

No.

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The way I usually think about it is to decide whether the words are opposites in some way. More specifically, if something is flavorless, would you expect it to automatically be a certain size? Not really... blandness unfortunately occurs in all shapes and sizes of food. A bland thing could be minute or it could be copious. Copious isn't the opposite of bland.

"Secondly, how can lettuce be anything other than bland? It's a vegetable made up largely of water!"

The cliche "you are what you eat" has some truth to it. Animals who eat grass vs. corn produce beef with different flavors. That's part of what these new burger joints are attempting to use. Vegetables eat nutrients and chemicals from soil. A popular old science project for kids used to be putting a white flower in a glass of water with food coloring and watching it change color. If vegetables grow in soil that's full of awesome, they are more flavorful. If they grow somewhere crappy, they have a different texture and taste. I grew up believing that all vegetables were bland, flavorless piles of disgusting mush. My mom bought whatever she could afford at the local chain grocery store and it usually came from a can.

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Mar 27, 2012 xaotica commented on Capitol Hill Burger Madness.
"Feel free to give me a job, or just fuck off, because this review is the type of flaming dog shit that only Billy Madison ought to leave on someone's doorstep."

I have a friend in an open relationship. Recently she told a story about an acquaintance who had decided that the best way to get into her boyfriend's pants was to talk shit about her.

I was very confused. How could that be advantageous? If you already know that it's possible for you to get what you want, why would you not go get it and stop wasting everyone's time? If you aren't sure whether it's possible, how would that action help your goal? Dude might just conclude that she seems like unnecessary drama. It's creating competition in a situation where no competition exists.

When I read a rant about this review followed by "Feel free to give me a job..." I thought "Whoa, people try to use that technique in their professional lives TOO?"
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