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May 18 zobot commented on How the Continuation of the Bernie Sanders Campaign Hurts the Chances of a Democrat-Controlled Senate.
First rule of the internet activated, so forgive me if I repeat what others have said.

The reason this is wrong is due to alllll those douches all over my friends list on fb who (admittedly only claim they) will vote Trump over Clinton. This is too fucked at this point, both parties are imploding in graphic technicolor. I wish this article was right, but I fear it isn't. The people in favor of pissing on the ashes and salting the earth of American politics seem to be something like the vocal majority, and predictable outcomes are a thing of the past.
Apr 4 zobot commented on Beautiful Sentences Can't Save Lesley Hazleton's Agnostic from Its Moral and Logical Flaws.
goddamn it, this is another case of linguistic misuse. Agnostics aren't just atheists with weaker claims. They're making an epistemic claim--you can't know about deityx, as opposed to the ontological claim of a-theism--deityx doesn't exist. Setting up this garbage binary leaves Deists, agnostic theists and gnostics totally in the cold.
Feb 15 zobot commented on New Head of Kinsey Institute: "I think human sexuality must be viewed in the context of relationships.".
I think you're taking a rather narrow view of what "relationship" means here. I'm in a relationship with my partner, but I'm also in a relationship with my landlord, my parents, my friends and their children...but I only have sex with one of those people. Weird! What does that mean about how sex works to define my relationships?

Sex within the context of relationships and how certain uses of the body fundamentally alter the sex as well as the nature of how I relate to the other person (in a reflexive way, in that one changes the other) is absolutely worth studying at a research institution dedicated to studying sexual behaviour in humans. Sex does not occur in a vacuum, even if it's in space. Even masterbation doesn't occur as a fucking solitary isolated pure theoretical human touching themselves in an orgy of apperception. It occurs in a cultural context, and that context is made up of relationships.

Ugh. Let's put down the pitchforks and act like we're all at least kinda on the same page as the last 60 years of sociological, anthropological and philosophical cultural studies.
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Feb 12 zobot commented on I, Anonymous.
what the fuck do you people want? for them to ask, in the middle of a film, "HEY ARE YOU OK DO YOU NEED ANYTHING DO YOU WANT A NAPKIN OR SOME POPCORN?" no. don't start conver-fucking-sations in movies. and don't trip alone in crowded theaters.
Jan 11 zobot commented on The Local Artist Who Made the Broadway Smurf Turds Recommended Getting Rid of Them Months Ago.
yeah, I don't see how the posts are going to prevent dumb asses from plowing into the bike lane. at least the danger turds probably made an audible crunch. a curb would probably be better, but couldn't be continuous for accessibility reasons.
Dec 30, 2015 zobot commented on I, Anonymous.
You all must be perfect drivers (and pedestrians). Good for you! There's a reason you should nonetheless be careful while wearing all black at night. Those "other" imperfect drivers might get their license suspended after they hit your invisible ass, and those imperfect walkers might have the ACA, but shit happens. Walk with a light, just in case a slog reader isn't in the car pulling out of that blind driveway or whatever.
Nov 27, 2015 zobot commented on I, Anonymous.
I like the lights! Columbia Tower broods right outside my bedroom window, and it's become a pleasant nighttime idle activity for me to look out at them and wonder what the different colours on different days "mean".
Aug 3, 2015 zobot commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Advising On a Tight Deadline.
...but, I hope your meeting is going as good as it can be, considering the circumstances.
Aug 3, 2015 zobot commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Advising On a Tight Deadline.
Someone already needing a really specific amount of time and getting pissy about explanations? Are you dating my ex? If you don't like going no contact for that long, he isn't your type. He wasn't mine (also, he was cheating on me...ymmv)
Jul 25, 2015 zobot commented on To the Barricades!.
awww...goodbye, witch haus :(