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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Mr Reasonable » Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:03 am

origami wrote:That is ridiculous you obviously guessed that because I am South American.



i thought beans were the thing down there. i thought rice was chinese.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Mr Reasonable » Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:06 am

origami wrote:Listen let me explain to you something, that you don't include rice with basically every meal is a sign of your barbarism.



not sure i'm even gonna argue against this one. i have never claimed not to be a barbarian
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:11 am

Go eat some fried chicken, bitch.

Actually, I love fried chicken too.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:13 am

But I make it like the Italians make it.

When I make fried chicken, it's not called fried chicken. It's called millanaise.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:13 am

I wanna go see the whales again. Fuck that was a beautiful trip.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:42 pm

So I started watching this Icelandic movie and it had everything I love in a movie: beautifully composed, fresh frames, huge, open, untamed spaces, a drop dead gorgeous female lead who gets most of the screen time, long, perfectly mastered sequences of machinery being operated with no dialogue, animals being themselves, Icelandic dialogue. It was basically the non-plus-ultra. But then the thing happened that is basically the bane of my generation: they had all this beautiful mastery but they didn't really have anywhere interesting to go with the plot, they didn't know where to go with all these images. I mean I think ideally someone picks up a gun and goes somewhere, as long as you maintain tempo discipline you basically can't go wrong. But they started this whole creepy thing with no actual point to it, some kind of middle class dispair theme, and I had to turn it off.

Like because for them aesthetic mastery is so easy, they think they have nothing and they have to overcompensate, and the way they try to do this is by seeking the proverbial mind fuck. But they ain't Cronenberg, you know what I'm saying? That takes a discipline and a mastery all its own which takes decades of dedication.

What's wrong with someone picking up a gun and going somewhere?

These people need to watch Sergio Leone movies.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:50 pm

It has to be understood about Kierkegaard that, already at the time that he wrote, humanity had gotten so soft, things had gotten so good, that making remarks about being a cast-away in a storm and existential dread held some shock value.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby MagsJ » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:50 pm

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I’ve found that to be the case, with Nordic films and shows..

..as soon as I realise that the storyline is going nowhere, fast, all interest in it is lost. I think it a shame, because up until that point the potential for it to be really good was pretty high.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:37 am

origami wrote:I wanna go see the whales again. Fuck that was a beautiful trip.


i could use another one of those "free cruise" things and it'd be 248 bucks to go for 14 days from LA to Alaska in April. would probably see some whales. i'd have to stay on the boat at the stop in victoria because i don't think canada will let me in right now
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:37 am

and would need a flight to la but that's easy and i think i have a bunch of expedia points i could use
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:38 am

origami wrote:But I make it like the Italians make it.

When I make fried chicken, it's not called fried chicken. It's called millanaise.


it's not proper fried chicken unless it's on the bone and cooked completely submerged in oil. this is alabama fried chicken is a serious matter here
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:37 am

So to answer your question about sleep it's a constantly rotating thing. Currently I am waking up about an hour before daybreak, and I go watch the sun rise.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:15 pm

look at ccl its moving lol free money
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:22 am

Is it too late to go back to base 60?
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:23 am

Mr Reasonable wrote:look at ccl its moving lol free money


I'm proud of you, boy. Don't sell that until it hits at least 20. And set a stop loss at your buying price because I'm pretty sure any scenario where you didn't outright buy a bottom is a scenario where Carnivale as we know it doesn't make it to next summer.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:39 am

Which in a sense is wildly optimistic because apparently what they've been doing is issuing a bunch of new shares to cover their immediate obligations, to the point where they have dilluted their shares by something crazy like 85%.

But on the other hand there is a reason new issues are made and people buy them. Maybe getting back to 40 or 60 where it used to be is improbable at this point, but the 100+% new high in some weird mathematical real terms that 20 would represent is not crazy in a scenario where they beat their debts and transition to a post-lockdown world, if such a world will actually ever fully materialize.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:52 am

I live in a kind of inner city suburb, close to downtown but cut off from the city by a series of railroad tracks and canals, which is basically a working class neighbourhood. Mostly immigrants, Slavic, African, Arab, Chinese. Also a lot of local working class pensioners. People with families that generally keep their nose to the ground. Most quiet place I have ever lived in, not a peep during the night except on the very rare occation where one of the locals or some stray South American throws a party.

So when I went walking by the canal yesterday and some bum came up to me (riding a bicycle no less lol, fucking Canada) asking for change, you can imagine my shock.

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:15 pm



I get it now.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:34 pm

Goddamnit son Jesus Christ they don't play music like this anymore.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:37 pm

Get up to this shit and see if you don't start doing that excorcism zombie shit.

New Orleans in the 50's musta been some fucking shit.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:25 pm

The Glengarry Glenn Ross monologue was good, but this knocks it out of the park.



In terms of Hollywood preaching, though, Samuel L. Jackson still takes it.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:10 pm

There is this fantasy that people have that there are sure things and there are evil gamblers. But not everything can be salaried work. Eventually, one of the bosses along the chain of your boss's bosses has to take a risk. Even in communist China, somebody has to take a risk.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:17 pm

The next time you feel like hating on Big Whatever, ask yourself: are you willing to risk everything in your life, your livelihood, going to jail?

I'm not asking for tears for people that do. I am just telling you, if you don't have the balls to do it yourself, maybe shut the fuck up about it.
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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby origami » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:30 pm

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Re: Pedro's Corner

Postby Mr Reasonable » Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:14 am

origami wrote:Which in a sense is wildly optimistic because apparently what they've been doing is issuing a bunch of new shares to cover their immediate obligations, to the point where they have dilluted their shares by something crazy like 85%.

But on the other hand there is a reason new issues are made and people buy them. Maybe getting back to 40 or 60 where it used to be is improbable at this point, but the 100+% new high in some weird mathematical real terms that 20 would represent is not crazy in a scenario where they beat their debts and transition to a post-lockdown world, if such a world will actually ever fully materialize.



yeah but the banks have a big interest in keeping them afloat. even with rates higher i'd expect favorable terms on any debt refinance. big cash flow from the cruise lines and cash is king. they got a govt bailout in the big covid package that came through in 2020 i think.
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