Feb 2, 2015 NateMan commented on Insufferable Blow-by-Blow Coverage of What Turned Out to Be an Insufferable Super Bowl XLIX.
@141: yeah, Your team is so much more ethical - why, the way they start throwing punches after they lose due to their own mistakes clearly shows that. They're practically saints. Please, tell me how the Pats cheated their way to victory last night. I'm all ears.
Feb 1, 2015 NateMan commented on Insufferable Blow-By-Blow Coverage of What Turned Out to Be an Insufferable Super Bowl XLIX.
As a born & bred Masshole, may I say: Mwahahahaha! And also, good game. You guys had some great plays.
Dec 1, 2014 NateMan commented on Self-Checkout Machines Don't Talk Black.
Are you suggesting Black Americans are a monoculture who all use the same Black English? Because I don't think that's true. I'd also note there's no option for Asian English, Southern English, or the mixture of Spanish/English that many Puerto Rican and naturalized Central and South American citizens use.

Automated checkout machines aren't there to be your friend or make you feel comfortable. They exist to communicate as clearly and quickly as possible, which means not taking the time to parse not only languages but dialects and accents.
Oct 28, 2014 NateMan commented on White Men Do Not Like Public Transportation.
"You can't have it both ways. Public transportation is only meaningful in dense locations."

Tell that to areas like Western Massachusetts, where the PVTA provides free busing to five different colleges and at least half a dozen different suburban and rural towns.
Aug 7, 2014 NateMan commented on Offered Without Comment.
@8: 1980s even, although to a lesser extent. They still ran good hunter's safety courses even then. Now of course they're shittier than ever.
Jul 10, 2014 NateMan commented on Video of Oscar Perez Giron's Fatal Confrontation With Police at Sodo Light Rail Station.
Cops shoot people (particularly people of color) and pets for absurd reasons quite often. I don't deny that. I also don't trust cops, and more often than not think they're to blame. But this isn't one of those cases. I'm sorry for the kid and his family, but he made a stupid decision. Pull a gun on the cops and odds are really good you're going to die, and in this particular case it's no one's fault but his own.
Jun 11, 2014 NateMan commented on Abortion: Won't Someone Please Think of the Men?.
As the father of a 3yr old little girl, and the creator of an aborted fetus, I'm VERY glad both my ex-wife and my current wife had the right to choose whether or not they wanted to have a child. And I'm very glad (and hopeful) my daughter will have that choice as well.
May 23, 2014 NateMan commented on Chilean Outlaw-Activist Burns $500 Million of Student Debt.
Yeah, that won't happen. Backup tapes, drives, etc. sit in places like Iron Mountain for a reason.
Apr 9, 2014 NateMan commented on NCAA Division 1 Basketball Player Comes Out as Gay.
Awesome for this kid, and Umass is hugely supportive. Nice to see.
Mar 10, 2014 NateMan commented on Zimmerman Signed Autographs at a Florida Gun Show.
There's no stupidity on the part of the organizers. They got attention, just like they wanted. And the bulk of people who went to the show probably still think Zimmerman was in the right. The fact that they're all wrong doesn't preclude the success of a stunt like this.