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Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:43 pm
by Faust
Can we talk about the best things to eat with a good buzz on? Chinese is of course a classic, even elite choice. One of my all-times used to be a big bag of trail mix. Why do mexican restaurants not deliver? Does anyone know what a fluffernutter is?

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:11 pm
by iambiguous
Mr Reasonable wrote:Maybe you wouldn't expect this here because you view philosophy as something inherently rigid and methodical...dare I say...objective. If something doesn't fit into your rigid and methodical framework then it confuses you. Reality is in a constant state of flux for the most part. When you're unbending in your understanding, or lack thereof of how things actually are, then I imagine that you get surprised by a lot of things.


Come on, even you don't believe that. :wink:

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:17 pm
by iambiguous
Faust wrote:I agree with iam... I'm thinking the philosophical set would be more into beer and wings.


Welcome back. Although, admittedly, it's Moreno I miss most of all. That dude kept me on my toes!

Now, Mr. Faust, post something philosophical. :wink:

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:24 am
by Mr Reasonable
Faust wrote:Can we talk about the best things to eat with a good buzz on? Chinese is of course a classic, even elite choice. One of my all-times used to be a big bag of trail mix. Why do mexican restaurants not deliver? Does anyone know what a fluffernutter is?


Trail mix can be hit or miss. I don't want that shit with the half melted chocolate chips and generic m&m's in it with a bunch of peanuts. Give me some of that good shit from whole foods. Chinese can be classic...like a plate of sweet and sour chicken with neon red sauce. Or it can be elite, if by "chinese", you mean, "food from random asian countries. A lot of that shit is popping up in hipsterdom and the latest shit to eat. Pork buns...you've probably never heard of them. Mexican restaurants don't deliver because they can't get a driver's license. But you can use grubhub, or uber eats and they will deliver the mexican food to you for a small...well...for a fee. No one knows what a fluffernutter is.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:15 pm
by barbarianhorde
Faust wrote:Can we talk about the best things to eat with a good buzz on? Chinese is of course a classic, even elite choice. One of my all-times used to be a big bag of trail mix. Why do mexican restaurants not deliver? Does anyone know what a fluffernutter is?

The best thing may be this Korean trend of eating living fishes. I prefer Sushi if you can get it fresh or Java kitchen (from the Indonesian isle).

Furthermore, lemon wrapped in prosciutto, or grilled sardines like the Andalucians make them at the beach.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:12 pm
by Faust
Mexican restaurants don't deliver because they can't get a driver's license.


Then we've just got to change the rules.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:21 pm
by Faust
grilled sardines like the Andalucians make them at the beach.


In the state of Maine, I have caught smelts in the coves and cooked them up on the rocks. I found alcohol a better accompaniment than weed, perhaps because few outdoor activities, particularly in winter, are enjoyed without it. Best not to forget the garlic salt.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:48 am
by Mr Reasonable
Faust wrote:
Mexican restaurants don't deliver because they can't get a driver's license.


Then we've just got to change the rules.


Exactly. That's part of my proposal to make america great again. Allow more mexicans in, but instead of having them take our jobs, just let them deliver mexican food which no one is doing right now.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:34 am
by Mr Reasonable
Right now, I'm scrolling through Cardi B's twitter feed. I'm pretty sure that she should be the next president of the united states.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:35 am
by Mr Reasonable

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:05 pm
by MagsJ
Faust wrote:I agree with iam... I'm thinking the philosophical set would be more into beer and wings.

Philosophers don't do fine dining and can't be sophisticates? When did this happen? and who dictated it be so? :-k

Freshly caught seafood.. now that's a real luxury.

brevel_monkey wrote:
I can't believe you're back. :shock:

This is true, it came as a shock to me too. When I joined this board I was in high school. Things change huh? Apart from this thread, which is still here somehow.

I'm at my desk, pretty much alone in the office as I'm the only one on my floor who doesn't 'wfh' on Fridays. Clock watching, there's 45 minutes left.

Lol @ you're shocked too :lol:

wfh? I'm too old to know these acronyms. :|

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:31 am
by Faust
I don't know how philosophical I am. I just made a pot of New England clam chowder and some chicken mozambique. Peasant food.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:35 am
by Mr Reasonable
Peasant food is in. Big time. You can sell ramen noodles to hipsters for 12 bucks if you throw an egg in there and some leaves and shit.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:15 am
by Faust
Most of the great classic dishes are, or are derived from, peasant food. According to the brilliant but unreliable German philosopher, bon vivant and auteur of the beezer haircut, Ernst Werklempter, cheese souffle was a favorite of Flemish peasants, who were poor but who tended to own many chickens. They would trade with itinerant German candy mongers (Schweetzenzellers) usually exchanging Wallonian condoms for chocolate bars in the shape of weapons, or sometimes the shape of various bovines, or a special holiday version that looked eerily like a chickenhawk attacking Donald Trumps head.

During the Great Cheese Famine of the Fourteenth Century, this chocolate was substituted for Kunch, a Flemish cheese which tasted like catsup-infused Velveeta. And just like that, the chocolate shuffle was born.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:49 am
by Mr Reasonable
I remember starting to read about that before all my Werklempter books got lost when I was moving a few years back.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:30 am
by MagsJ
Faust wrote:I don't know how philosophical I am. I just made a pot of New England clam chowder and some chicken mozambique. Peasant food.

I made a chowder once.. it was tasty/filling..

I make a mean saffron-infused chicken wing stew, cooked with carrot and pumpkin batons, and sometimes served with a newly-found cornmeal couscous/rice substitute (made from maize) if I need some carbs.. so versatile, as it can be used instead of rice, couscous, sushi rice, porridge/millet, etc.. you get ma drift.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:00 pm
by Faust
"Life is not worth living without carbs." - Jean-Paul Werklempter

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:08 am
by Mr Reasonable
Seems true.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:55 pm
by barbarianhorde
Faust wrote:
grilled sardines like the Andalucians make them at the beach.


In the state of Maine, I have caught smelts in the coves and cooked them up on the rocks.

Life is good.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:14 am
by promethean75
of course there's going to be some degree of inefficiency and disorganization involved when running a job. that wouldn't be a strong argument against the free market and in favor of greater regulation and administrative control. in fact, even counting the disorganized mess that much of the free market creates - any asshole starting and owning a business who doesn't know what the fuck he's doing - the whole system has still proven through history to be more productive and efficient than a regulated market. and this is because, even counting the mess it can make, setting the economy free and opening it up to the spontaneous demands made by the market generally results in massive levels of productivity. okay, we all know this.

but there's something else to be criticized here, something a little more subtle. when a company is so filthy rich, it's instances of disorganization and inefficiency aren't even noticed and have no real detrimental effect. there is something incredibly extravagant, careless and vain about this, and it's especially insulting to employees who work for the company in a unique way you might not have considered.

what this kind of mess tells an employee is; not only are you making more money off my labor than me, but you're also wasting money by having me do something that isn't making you any money... something you don't even notice because of how filthy rich you are.

this can also mean; my chances of getting a raise are less likely on account of you failing to utilize your resources properly to make more money than you are, off of me, because of your incompetence. this translates to: not only are you exploiting me, but you're exploiting me wrong. if you exploited me right, you might generate greater profits, which might in turn result in me getting a raise. lol... and this means; i'd be getting more of the money that is already MINE in the first fuckin' place.

employee: help me help you help me get more of my money back.

capitalist: wtf are you babbling about? thanks to you, i'm wealthy enough to not need to be competent, organized and efficient.

employee: but i could make you more money! dont you see what this means? it means you can't even follow your own principles right. not only are you an exploiter, but a terrible exploiter at that!

the details here... these little nooks and crannies of the glaring inconsistencies of private business. this is why someone with a little more insight can't take the shit seriously. it's a joke. and might it be said that the only reason why western capitalism got the jump on the commies was because what i speak of happened on a magnificent scale? i can't begin to imagine how much this shit happened across the countless industries that flourished during the 40s and 50s.

tally up all the little mistakes, all the times money was wasted, all the times more money could have been made, and put it in a pot. i bet you'd have enough to damn near finance a communist country.

but all that is neither here nor there. what i'm drawing attention to is the shameless gluttony of the free market and the private business. to be made so wealthy by your employess that it needn't even matter whether or not you know what the fuck you're doing.

so here's what's going on in the video. i'm walking back and forth trying to look busy because i'm given improper tools to do a job that doesn't need to be done. yeah you heard that right. not the right tools for a job that needs to be done, but the wrong tools for a job that doesn't need to be done. sorry, i had to say that twice. it has a certain ring to it that i adore.

and where is the supervisor? fuck if i know. probably off somewhere playing on his phone. he couldn't help me because he's too fat to bend over. he'd fall foward and then we'd have an incident. but fuck it, it duddint matter if he fucks off. bobbit construction is a megacontractor with so much money, they don't even need to make sure this guy does his job. but i can tell you where bobbit didn't get all that money. from lazy fucks like him. it's all the money made for the company by good workers with incentive and work ethic that made them so rich they can carry the weight of useless fucks like him.

when there's nothing to do, these guys just make shit up to stay on the clock. what a fucking joke.

http://sendvid.com/vqqnxkrj

p.s. this is a temp service i work at just to keep the ball rolling. i don't do this shit ordinarily. i'm broke at the moment because i'm having to sue another capitalist piece of shit (this guy is a piece of work, you oughta see em. old burnt out hippy who thinks he's bob vila. takes the guy a fucking hour to hang a single piece of crown) who is refusing to pay me what he owes me. the temp service cuts you a check at the end of the day... that's why i'm there. $56, nigga. let me count my stacks.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:17 am
by Exuberant Teleportation
I’m waiting for mom to finish showering, and reflecting on questions I asked like, “do alien worlds have different laws?” Or, “does pure reason have limits?”

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:07 pm
by promethean75
[Edited because shirt made me look fat, and that is simply not the case]

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:53 am
by Mr Reasonable
I was listening to this old man the other day, who's all about personal responsibility and all that, and who thinks his taxes shouldn't go to Obamacare celebrate the removal of the individual mandate. He said that Obama was making people pay fines for not buying insurance.

I said to him, if a guy can't afford insurance, then he didn't pay the fine. So it wasn't really hurting anyone other than people who could afford it and chose not to. I told him that I think it's A-OK to make the personal choice not to insure yourself, but that when you get cancer or break your leg you shouldn't expect to be able to put that cost off on society because then you'd be no better than the person who's putting the cost of their insurance policy on the tax pool. The fine was intended to punish those people who could have taken care of themselves but chose not to so that the money would be there when they broke their legs or got cancer and expected society to pick up the tab.

It fried his brain.

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:28 pm
by promethean75
If Adam Smith's hand wasn't 'invisible', shit like this wouldn't happen...

http://sendvid.com/5tprx3vk

Re: What are you doing?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:20 am
by MagsJ
..going through 3 pages of posts, as I have been MIA for two weeks. Been up for nearly 24 hrs, but the two occurrences aren't related/have zero correlation.