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What's bringing the bittersweet? For those messed up grooves that are somehow still making happy

#21 User is offline   Gorefest 

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Posted 02 October 2021 - 07:17 AM

Wut? Are you living in the Age of Apocalypse?

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She went and she left me like litter. She took all future summers with her. I lost all my money cuz I tried to bribe her. Now I can only afford an amateur sniper.
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#22 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 02 October 2021 - 08:37 AM

 Gorefest, on 02 October 2021 - 07:17 AM, said:

Wut? Are you living in the Age of Apocalypse?

No, he already said Philadelphia, though from what I can gather it's much the same thing...
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Posted 02 October 2021 - 08:53 AM

Because in Philadelphia everyone gets gunned down routinely? Surprised they still have people there.
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#24 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 02 October 2021 - 03:11 PM

 Gorefest, on 02 October 2021 - 08:53 AM, said:

Because in Philadelphia everyone gets gunned down routinely? Surprised they still have people there.


Interactive map of shootings:

https://controller.p...violence/#/2021

I was walking through some of the densest regions of the maelstrom on the left.

'In Philly, someone has been shot every day since Jan. 2' [that's from August 23rd, but afaik gun violence hasn't gone down significantly since then]

https://www.inquirer...t-20210823.html

But it's also true that only about 0.11% of the overall population has been shot so far this year. Shootings are much less common in the areas I usually frequent, but they have been spilling over even into what had seemed like some of the safest places.
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Posted 02 October 2021 - 11:16 PM

That number of shootings would make anyone scared, so
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Posted 03 October 2021 - 08:34 AM

I got a pretty serious promotion. I should be celebrating but my team is in crisis (best people have left so there isn't enough expertise to keep going), my industry is in crisis (massive regulatory change without the knowledge to drive it), the business is in crisis (global pandemic workforce issues), and I think I might be in crisis (see all of the above, my child is back in home school and we have covid in the house)!

So "Aaaaaarrrrrrggggggggg but I have an epic job title" I guess?
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Posted 03 October 2021 - 09:04 AM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 03 October 2021 - 08:34 AM, said:

I got a pretty serious promotion. I should be celebrating but my team is in crisis (best people have left so there isn't enough expertise to keep going), my industry is in crisis (massive regulatory change without the knowledge to drive it), the business is in crisis (global pandemic workforce issues), and I think I might be in crisis (see all of the above, my child is back in home school and we have covid in the house)!

So "Aaaaaarrrrrrggggggggg but I have an epic job title" I guess?


Congratulations on the epic job title, if it helps that's pretty much every industry in Britain right now so it's no better elsewhere.
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Posted 04 October 2021 - 12:20 PM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 03 October 2021 - 08:34 AM, said:

I got a pretty serious promotion. I should be celebrating but my team is in crisis (best people have left so there isn't enough expertise to keep going), my industry is in crisis (massive regulatory change without the knowledge to drive it), the business is in crisis (global pandemic workforce issues), and I think I might be in crisis (see all of the above, my child is back in home school and we have covid in the house)!

So "Aaaaaarrrrrrggggggggg but I have an epic job title" I guess?

If it helps, everyone is in crisis, so anything you do will be positive!
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Posted 08 October 2021 - 12:54 AM

Interviewing for a job. it will use my PHD, has a minimum 30% increase over my maximum income now (I work sales so my maximum income is not guaranteed), 20 days leave and a 401k match (I have none now so even more money). Problem is, if I get they want me to move to Boston. I just signed a lease here in philadelphia! I have a friend in Boston so thats good, boston was an awesome place as far as I could see, however I aslo think Boston is much more expensive.

Renting in america is insane by the way! This county is ass backwards sometimes, In SA you can end a lease with 1 months notice. In America your on the hook for the lease till the end unless they can find a repalcement tennant. The law says they have to make a 'reasonable search'. At least my current place is somewaht reasonable and lets you buy out for 3 months rent.

So I may not even get the hob but if I do, the bittersweet.
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#30 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 08 October 2021 - 02:00 AM



On the one hand... that's kind of amusing.

OTOH... having to walk around that at multiple places through the city is a bit of a hassle. Not sure how dangerous it really is to bystanders.

Residents seem to be stressed out about the blatant illegally... and the noise and air pollution ('smoke and screeches across Center City').

'Turning and turning in the widening gyre'....

Looks like a police cruiser with lights lit in the middle of that illegal doughnut outside City Hall. Police officer trapped inside? Doubt they picked the lock on a police car and hotwired the lights or whatever. Or maybe a 'corrupt' cop? Wonder if they bribed them (with beers?... or doughnuts?). Or cop who just didn't want to try to take on the crowd?

This post has been edited by Azath Vitr (D'ivers: 08 October 2021 - 02:02 AM

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Posted 08 October 2021 - 06:00 PM

Bought a new car that will fit twins & toddler better than our old one would have done (because it wouldn't have fit them really)

This is undoubtedly good and the car is lovely but we've had to take finance out and this isn't long after we finished paying the finance on the last one. We can afford it but it felt nice to have the extra money...
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Posted 08 October 2021 - 07:28 PM

Sell your TRP....you'll never get around to it now anyway...muhuhahaha.
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Posted 13 October 2021 - 12:20 PM

View Postworry, on 08 October 2021 - 07:28 PM, said:

Sell your TRP....you'll never get around to it now anyway...muhuhahaha.


Or start an Onlyfans. Nudity and puns. You get the nudity for free and pay to be spared the puns.
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Posted 13 October 2021 - 12:59 PM

Pay extra and be spared the nudity too
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Posted 13 October 2021 - 01:03 PM

View PostMacros, on 13 October 2021 - 12:59 PM, said:

Pay extra and be spared the nudity too


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#36 User is offline   Azath Vitr (D'ivers 

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 03:49 PM



'Robot Dogs Now Have Assault Rifles Mounted On Their Backs

Robot dogs have been met with equal parts fascination and fear by the public, but their utility for military applications is becoming undeniable.'

https://www.thedrive...-on-their-backs

Better than having humans do it... but potential for abuse is great (certainly as in 'MAGA,A'... but also beyond that).
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Posted 13 October 2021 - 05:44 PM

 Morgoth, on 13 October 2021 - 01:03 PM, said:

 Macros, on 13 October 2021 - 12:59 PM, said:

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The extra exclusive pack

It's true, people would pay me to put clothes on and shut up...
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Posted 14 October 2021 - 06:04 AM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 13 October 2021 - 05:44 PM, said:

View PostMorgoth, on 13 October 2021 - 01:03 PM, said:

View PostMacros, on 13 October 2021 - 12:59 PM, said:

Pay extra and be spared the nudity too


The extra exclusive pack

It's true, people would pay me to put clothes on and shut up...


I've been saying that for years, and yet you persist in poisoning the world with your cruel and unusual punery.
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