a thread for mundane ironists

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:07 pm

Pete Seeger

I think folk music helps reinforce your sense of history. An old song makes you think of times gone by.


That way you can live in the Sixties forever.

I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it.

Is there a lesson to be learned here or not?

I think the world is going to be saved by millions of small things.

Or, sure, not.

Anybody who wants to learn everything is pretty stupid. You learn what you can.

Or learn what they let you.

Most conservatives just want to turn back the clock to a time before the income tax - 100 years or so. I would like to turn the clock back thousands of years to a time when people lived in small communities and took care of each other.

Fucking idealists!

The truth is a rabbit in a bramble patch. All you can do is circle around and say it's somewhere in there.

A little help with this one please.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:06 pm

Douglas Adams

What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.


Hey, in this world, whatever works, right?

It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.

Let alone with nihilism.

He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.

Just as he intended no doubt.

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

It's time to amend the Constitution.

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.

!!!

God's Final Message to His Creation:
'We apologize for the inconvenience.”


And the occasional genocide.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:03 am

Existential Comics

Conservative in 1800: "we don't understand society well enough to recreate it from scratch, so we should only make small changes."
Conservative in 2019: "I don't give a fuck if the planet is destroyed, we are making a shitload of money and I refuse to make a dollar less."


For some of course that's progress.

People think the analytic / continental split in philosophy is a historical rift in methodology, ideas, and styles within western philosophy, but it's really just the philosophy community's manifestation of the fact that math nerds and theatre nerds don't like each other.

Let's just say it's neither one and move on.

There are six branches of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, logic, ethics, aesthetics, and silly walks.

Which one is complete bullshit?

The important thing to remember when reading Nietzsche and Sartre is that Nietzsche was good looking but never fucked, and Sartre was super ugly but fucked all the time.

You know, the important stuff.

I set all my passwords to "bourgeoisie" for the double layer of security, in that even if someone guesses it, they probably won't be able to spell it correctly anyway.

Mine is still "antidisestablishmentarianism".

The idea behind Universal Basic Income is that as factories become automated, all of society's productive capacity will remain in the hands of a vanishingly small group of trillionaires, but they will give just enough money to the displaced unemployed masses to prevent revolt.

In other words, business as ususal.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:46 pm

Bob Dylan

You’re a cow
Give me some milk
Or else go home


Mr. Jones...the homosexual!

Her profession's her religion
Her sin is lifelessness


Here of course we mass produce them.

I'm speaking for all of us. I'm the spokesman for a generation.

Ironically as it were.

The harmonica is the world's best-selling musical instrument. You're welcome.

It is the only one I ever bought.

I ain't saying you treated me unkind
You could've done better, but I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don't think twice, it's alright


Can it be said any better than this?

Colleges are like old-age homes, except for the fact that more people die in colleges.

If you get his drift.
Whatever that is.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:13 pm

Existential Comics

capitalism is so irrational and contradictory that you can invent a machine that does people's work for them and they will be angry about it


Cue Mr. Whipple: https://youtu.be/f517THBZNgA

Capitalism didn't give us the internet. Large-scale cooperation, open protocols, and free software gave us the internet. Capitalism gave us mobile sites that don't work because fifteen ads cover the screen.

Well, two or three cover them anyway.

whenever i'm in a dilemma, i think to myself, "what would Immanuel Kant do?"
and then i spend the rest of my life in a small german city writing incredibly long, technical, dense philosophy books


In other words, the part they leave out.

Albert Camus: "I could have a cup of coffee, or I could kill myself. I guess I'll have the coffee."
Jeff Bezos: "I could have a cup of coffee, or I could eradicate world hunger. I guess I'll have the coffee."


Close enough?

half of America thinks "barbecue" means "anything cooked outside" and the other half thinks if it isn't prepared in the precise style of their own zipcode it doesn't count as "real barbecue".
i believe these two groups will remain forever divided.


Close enough?

Is a hotdog a sandwich?
Is a pizza pocket a ravioli?
Is cereal a soup?
Is democracy under capitalism a democracy when businesses are still run like dictatorships?


No, seriously.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:46 pm

Blake Crouch,

He says finally, It’s terrifying when you consider that every thought we have, every choice we could possibly make, branches into a new world.


Or, for a very, very few, exhilarating.

You’re saying that, out of an infinite number of realities, I intentionally picked this shithole?
Not intentionally. Maybe it’s a reflection of what you were feeling at the moment you opened the door.


You just never really know about these things.

I don’t know what you want anymore. You murdered an entire town. Your own daughter. Years ago, your wife. Where does it end? Where’s the line?
There is no line.


Or, sure, go ahead and prove that there is.

And the hair on his arms stood erect and some primal siren sounded in his brain, but mistaking terror for adrenaline, he walked down into the darkness because he’d never felt more alive.

Uh-oh. We know what's coming.

It’ll be your loss, Ethan. Day’ll come, when he’s grown and it’s too late, that you’d give a kingdom to go back and spend a single hour with your son as a boy. To hold him. Read a book to him. Throw a ball with a person in whose eyes you can do no wrong. He doesn’t see your failings yet. He looks at you with pure love and it won’t last, so you revel in it while it’s here.

Cat's in the cradle, right?

There was no end date for her sentence in this place. She was a lifer.

Until the day she died for example.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:16 pm

Tori Amos

So close to touching freedom, then I hear the guards call my name.


And we all know who they work for.

My father has a pragmatic mind. He marched with Dr King in the 60s, and he's very much for women's rights.

The pragmatic dasein. Or, sure, the idealist.

Women must understand that simply attacking or hating men is just another form of disempowerment. A woman has to realize that when she makes a man crawl it doesn't give her power.

Come on, sometimes it does.

Things go wrong all the time; you can't be precious about it.

How would one be precious about it?

Do we soon forget the things we cannot see?

No more than the things we can't hear.

I do believe that we all are, fundamentally, divided creatures. Emotions split from intellect, spirit from flesh and far too often sexuality is disconnected from what we feel, and are, as total human beings. But how, for example, can anyone have an understanding of the virgin if they don't also have an understanding of the prostitute, the saint and sinner in one body?

Trust me: there's divided and there's fractured and fragmented.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:00 pm

Neal Stephenson

It was then that she cut him off in midsentence and said that it was over. She said it with a certainty and a conviction in her voice and her face that left him fascinated and awed. Because guys, at least of his age, didn't have the confidence to make major decisions from their gut like that. They had to build a superstructure of rational thought on top of it. But not Zula. She didn't have to decide. She just had to pass on the news.


As likely as not, right?

...people too busy leading their lives to worry about extending their life expectancy.

And, no, not just the ubermen.

She considered hypothesis 3 to be quite unlikely, since she didn’t feel the least bit psychopathic, but included it in the list out of respect for the scientific method.

Always best to take science into account.

Our cultures used to be almost hereditary, but now we choose them from a menu as various as the food court of a suburban shopping mall.

Lifestyles we call them. Though not all from the suburbs.

Sometimes, if you want to live and breathe tomorrow, you have to dive into the black depths today, and that is a leap of faith - faith in your U-boat, and your crew - beside which the saints' religious epiphanies amount to nothing.

Of course you'll likely go to Hell.

You’re going to fly a radioactive ice ball the size of the Death Star back here just as the shit is hitting the fan—then what?

Or here: You're going to respond to a post from Ecmandu --- then what? :wink:
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:18 pm

Miles Davis

A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.


Any legends here?

I don't care if a dude is purple with green breath as long as he can swing.

Any swingers here?

The only reason to write a new song is because you're tired of the old ones.

That and to sell more records.

Don't be afraid of mistakes...there are none.

Unless you're, say, an engineer.

I'm not messing around with nobody's woman. If I want a woman I go get her - you know what I mean?

You know, like Shaft.

I always listen for what I can leave out.

Something the Kids might consider doing here, he thought.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:58 pm

Kelley Armstrong

The guy can make me feel stupid even when he's telling me I don't have to let him make me feel stupid.


So, how stupid is that?

Life experience. I can talk it up, vow to broaden my horizons, but I’m still limited to the experiences with my life. How can a person understand an experience that lies completely outside her own? She can see it, feel it, imagine what it would be like to live it, but it’s no different from seeing a movie on a screen and saying, “Thank God that’s not me”.

My point exactly. Or as exactly as it can be.

That's what being crazy was, wasn't it? You thought you were fine.

Indeed, and we've got a few of them here. :wink:

Dearly departed, scarcely lamented, deeply demented.

That works for me.

That's what we all want, isn't it? Power without price.

You know, just once before we die.

If you say ‘we’re in this together,’ I’m going to hurl.

Hurl then.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:11 am

Sad Socrates

I am feeling my best depression.


So far in other words.

Death is the old normal.

On the other hand, nothing has changed.

There are better ways to die than living.

How about the other way around?

Please don’t confuse me with myself.

After all, I never do.

Only rocks can be sexy.

He means boulders of course.

How to Exist in the 21st Century:
1. Look at your government
2. Now cry


Or, sure, :lol: .
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:38 pm

Morgan Spurlock

To strip yourself from a lot of the things around you that make you comfortable is a really challenging thing that most of us don't do or don't get a chance to do.


First, Mr. Objectivist, why would you ever want to? Right?

I was starting to become impotent through this diet and couldn't perform. How many people who are taking the little blue pill, if they started to change what they are eating most of the time, could change the way their sex life is?

Hey, why take chances, he thought.

The food is absolutely atrocious, and parents have no idea. Parents are giving their kids three dollars and saying, 'Okay, see you later. Go off to school and have a good lunch.'

The food industrial complex let's call it.

I think people need to see on both sides. Seeing how the people in the Palestinian Territories can't move around - it's a maze now, with the wall, the road blocks and everything else. It takes you hours to get from one person's house to your job or to a friend or even to the hospital if someone's hurt. Then you go into Israel and see in Tel Aviv, where they have 12-18 bomb threats a day, which are real. It completely disrupts their life. Or Sderot where bombs are falling daily from the sky fired by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

Right. Both sides here are in exactly the same boat.

In the U.S., we've given corporations all the powers and freedoms of an individual but with none of the responsibility. Corporations need to be giving back to their communities just as much as they're taking away.

It's less what we give and more what we let them take.

I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America.

We are rather remiss about it here though.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:23 pm

Margaret Atwood from The Testaments

Totalitarianisms may crumble from within, as they fail to keep the promises that brought them to power; or they may be attacked from without; or both. There are no sure-fire formulas, since very little in history is inevitable.


Aside perhaps from that.

I was the age at which parents suddenly transform from people who know everything into people who know nothing.

The children of course have their own rendition.

How tedious is a tyranny in the throes of enactment. It’s always the same plot.

Well, up until Trump.

...underlings given sudden power frequently become the worst abusers of it.

Let's file this one under "revenge is mine!"

No one wants to die, said Becka. But some people don’t want to live in any of the ways that are allowed.

Yep, I'm closing in on that alright.

How can I have behaved so badly, so cruelly, so stupidly? you will ask. You yourself would never have done such things! But you yourself will never have had to.

No, actually think about it this time.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:33 pm

tiny nietzsche

a chicken in every porno


No roosters please.

day 57: we had promised not to eat the young

Situational ethics, right?

we can be backwards, just for one day

Or, for others, all the way to the grave.

mean something to somebody else

Let us know if it's you.

robots killing humans while repeatedly saying "it isn't personal"

Well, it isn't, right?

postmodernism is in retrograde

Not around here it ain't.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:33 pm

Robert M. Pirsig

You look at where you're going and where you are and it never makes much sense, but then you look back at where you've been and a pattern seems to emerge. And if you project forward from that pattern, then sometimes you can come up with something.


Needless to say, for better or for worse.

The TV scientist who mutters sadly, "The experiment is a failure; we have failed to achieve what we had hoped for," is suffering mainly from a bad script writer. An experiment is never a failure solely because it fails to achieve predicted results. An experiment is a failure only when it also fails adequately to test the hypothesis in question, when the data it produces don't prove anything one way or another.

Let's just split the difference, okay?

Other people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting value.

Wow, what does that say about philosophers then?

One of the most moral acts is to create a space in which life can move forward.

Well, until one bumps into another's moral space.

When a shepherd goes to kill a wolf, and takes his dog to see the sport, he should take care to avoid mistakes. The dog has certain relationships to the wolf the shepherd may have forgotten.

Of course it never works that way in reality. Though, here, sure, I'm only guessing.

I like the word ‘gumption’ because it’s so homely and so forlorn and so out of style it looks as if it needs a friend and isn’t likely to reject anyone who comes along. I like it also because it describes exactly what happens to someone who connects with Quality. He gets filled with gumption.

A person filled with gumption doesn’t sit around dissipating and stewing about things. He’s at the front of the train of his own awareness, watching to see what’s up the track and meeting it when it comes. That’s gumption.

If you’re going to repair a motorcycle, an adequate supply of gumption is the first and most important tool. If you haven’t got that you might as well gather up all the other tools and put them away, because they won’t do you any good.


Can a philosopoher even have gumption?
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:40 pm

tiny nietzsche

happy birthday camus! got a smoke?


How about a new novel?

a scar is born

Psychologically. The worst kind.

is it unethical to feed leftover chicken to your chickens?

Watch them complain, right?

to do list:
dishes
laundry
stare listlessly into space


Not necessarily in that order of course.

the abyss has announced that it is now the ABYSS

Next up: the ABYSS!

so many bad cults right now. cult leaders need to step up their game

Or here: so many bad objectivists right now. objectivist posters need to step up their game
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Postby iambiguous » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:51 pm

Julian Assange

Where they couldn't pick holes in our arguments they would drive horses and carriages through my character.


Speaking of impeaching Don Trump...

The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen. The internet is a threat to human civilization.

After all, just look at the assholes here.

There is nothing new in this world other than the history that you don't know yet.

And it's always their history, not yours.

Hillary Clinton is the smooth central representation of all that, and 'all that' is more or less what is in power now in the United States. It's what we call the establishment or the DC consensus. One of the more significant Podesta emails that we released was about how the Obama cabinet was formed and how half the Obama cabinet was basically nominated by a representative from Citi Bank. This is quite amazing.

The real Deep State. Bilderberg Inc.

This generation is burning the mass media to the ground.

:lol:

You can either be informed and your own rulers, or you can be ignorant and have someone else, who is not ignorant, rule over you.

At least think about it.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:29 pm

Pythagoras

There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman.


Would he still say that today?

You should help a man to take up a burden, but you should not help him put it back down.

We'll need a context of course.

Don't eat your heart.

Let alone your brain.

Abstain from animals.

Of which he was one himself.

It is required to find the infinitely big inside what's infinitely small to feel the presence of God.

That actually work for anyone here?

It is difficult to walk at one and the same time many paths of life.

I've often found it impossible.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:25 pm

tiny nietzsche

I should have logged off in 2015


What, and miss all the fun?

the sun doesn't care about your interpretation of time

Next up: the Moon.

honk if you are filled with nausea

Or here: post if you are filled with nausea.

when drugs open a door, somebody jumps out of a window

Obviously, this makes sense only if you are high.

you remind me of a color I once knew

Pitch black, right?

now that halloween is over I can get back to wearing black everyday

Was it Halloween already?
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:21 am

Lynda Barry

You keep seeing your picture on posters that you are missing but you're not. That'd be weird, right? Or say you look down at the sidewalk and earthworms are spelling your name. Or you open a peanut bag and the 'hello' is written in your writing on the inside of the shell. Would that weird ya?


Not as much as coming here of course.

Playing and fun are not the same thing, though when we grow up we may forget that and find ourselves mixing up playing with happiness. There can be a kind of amnesia about the seriousness of playing, especially when we played by ourselves.

Of course we often overthink these things.

Remember how you used to be able to feel your bed breathing and the walls spinning when you were a kid?

Uh, nope?

In health we're doing the digestive system. We each got assigned a topic for an oral report. I got the small intestine. I swear to god I hate my life.

After all...

As I enter the small intestine I get squeezed by muscles. Its dark and the walls look like slimey crushed velvet theres pancreas juice on me help me I am disintegrating.

Oh, shit?

The histories of vampires and people are not so different, really. How many of us can honestly see our own reflection?

Splattered with all that blood.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:20 pm

Pete Seeger

There is an old Arabic proverb, 'When the king puts the poet on his payroll, he cuts off the tongue of the poet', so throughout the ages, people in power have liked to control music...


Hell, just look at the "Hot 100".

Did you ever want something really bad and then when you finally got it all you could do was stand there and grin at it?

Let's trade anecdotes.

Songwriters can’t explain. You get an idea and you don’t know where it’s come from. And if you’re lucky, you have a pencil or pen and can write it down.

Fuck that, said the philosopher.

Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent.

They make them wage slaves is what they do.

The first country conquered by any dictator is his own country.

No shit?

Songs won't save the planet, but neither will books or speeches.

Let alone philosophy departments.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:18 pm

so sad today

oh fuck i woke up


Don't you just hate that?

if there’s one thing i don’t like it’s the consequences of my actions

Let's put an end to that. At least here.

i hate when reality interferes with my imaginary world

This is actually a real thing.

can’t decide if i’m dying

If you were born, you're dying.

i can’t wait to tell you about my suffering

And, sure, eventually, we'll get around to yours.

ranting about capitalism on my iphone

I mean, who doesn't?
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:02 pm

Douglas Adams

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.


Still, it's okay to pray for one.

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport'.

Let's explain why.

We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

Like that's even possible.
His point, perhaps?


All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.

Just not yours, Kid.

There is such a thing as the burden of proof, and in the case of god, as in the case of the composition of the moon, this has shifted radically. God used to be the best explanation we'd got, and we've now got vastly better ones. God is no longer an explanation of anything, but has instead become something that would itself need an insurmountable amount of explaining. So I don't think that being convinced that there is no god is as irrational or arrogant a point of view as belief that there is. I don't think the matter calls for even-handedness at all.

Theology 101.

There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.

Like that will stop some here.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:10 pm

Bob Dylan

Although the masters make the rules
For the wise men and the fools
I've got nothing, Ma, to live up to


That makes two of us, Bob.

I'm looking for a woman who's head is mixed up like mine.

I found one. For about 20 minutes.

My father probably thought the capital of the world was wherever he was at the time. It couldn't possibly be anyplace else. Where he and his wife were in their own home, that, for them, was the capital of the world.

If not the whole fucking universe. And not just ours.

Call me any name you like I will never deny it.

If you get his drift.

Look, when I started out, mainstream culture was Sinatra, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course, there's no fitting into it now.

Though, believe it or not, some still do.

I'm good with songs I haven't written, if I like them. I'm glad I didn't write any of them. I already know how they go, so I have more freedom with them. I understand these songs. I've known them for 40 years, 50 years, maybe longer, and they make a lot of sense. So I'm not coming to them like a stranger.

Let's make that applicable to posts here.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:35 pm

so sad today

everything is getting worse in a boring way


The deadliest combination.

the subtle art of everything being annoying

Soon to be an actual science.

no of course i’m not going to relax and enjoy life

Is that still even possible, he pondered.

if you need me i’ll be hunched over my phone

In the missionary position.

thought of the day: no

She means "no fucking way!" of course!

that which does not kill you but makes you sleep all day

And then on into the night.
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