• Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 day, 4 hours ago

    By the way, today’s WaPo has a look back at Technocracy, Inc. and how it relates to modern Silicon Valley.

    There were Technocracy, Inc. types all throughout the Clinton campaign as well. One of the things that really skeezed me about them.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 days, 22 hours ago

    It’s no surprise at all. People forget when gun control first caught on in this country. It wasn’t on the left. It was Ronald Reagan, taking guns out of the hands of Black Panthers.

    For Indians, our experience has been that everyday racists tend to get creative, doing things like drugging you, driving you up a cliff, wrapping you in a blanket,…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 days, 22 hours ago

    That thing about warning signs of heart attack in women is especially important. There are still those (especially older doctors, people tend to cling to what they were taught, and the older you are, the more out of date that information is) who cling to the “small man” myth, that is, that male and female bodies are the same except for the…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 days, 22 hours ago

    It’s a possibility, but strikes me as idle speculation about Hitler. Basically, Hitler’s grandmother, Maria Schicklgruber, was a maid for a Jewish household, and the argument is that possibly she had an affair with one of the men of the household, and that man was the father of Hitler’s father, Alois Hitler, né Schicklgruber. Doesn’t sound like…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Nothing new. Remember the “warrior gene”, found coincidentally in populations (never white populations) known for being warlike?

    If you say “Okay, do you have any evidence to back up your assertions?”, cries of “PoMo!” will ensue. Which, to be fair, postmodern types are a pain in the ass as well (e.g., arguing that male domination is tied to…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Make them biodegradable. Anyone suffering brain damage, such as from a stroke, might need them.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    I make a rule that if “a study says”, it should be taken as “this increases or decreases your chances by less than 1%, maybe”.

    And yeah, just listening to all this nutrition advice is just going to give you a Cluster C personality disorder. Eggs are good, eggs are bad, eggs are good. Carbs good, protein bad; carbs good, fat bad; fat good, carbs…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Reddit: “At least we’re not 8chan.”

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Women getting harassed on social media? Zounds!

    Okay, yeah, we all knew that. And we all knew a YouTube comments section makes an Arkansas country club look downright civil. (I miss the old-school trolls who would just show up and act like a moron: “I accidentally my Super Nintendo, is that bad?” It seems the Serdar Argic school of trolling is…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Yes, that’s how gambling works.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The old joke about Trobriand Islands natives naming woman on top the “missionary position” comes to mind.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I actually wrote a comment “millennials are criminals” a while back. It was basically that, due to the economy we inherited (China shock, then the 2007 crash), many millennials are resorting to selling homemade merch for their favorite series on YouTube. (It all falls apart for the same reason pyramid schemes do: Only so much money to go around.)…[Read more]

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I wouldn’t call loot boxes a disorder, any more than any other form of gambling. (Though of course, you can be addicted at least psychologically to anything.) Richard Garfield takes issue with them, though. (Write your own punchline here.)

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Child trafficking would be nothing new for the government, though. Ask any Indian.

    Of course, Jones is just in it for the attention. Which is how he found a kindred spirit in Donald Trump.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Honestly, my reaction to things like the Stanford Prison Experiment has always been horror. I don’t know who considers it “comforting”, except Abu Ghraib guards.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Yeah, my first thought was that Trump was Sheevposting on that one.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    This is actually typical Republican nonsense. Bush did the same thing.

    (Though you’d think if all these women were getting raped by Mexicans, as Donnie says, they should at least have access to abortion.)

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    The Church is infallible, until they realize they need to be more gay-friendly to bring back millennials.

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    In other news, what’s with these Chinese factories and loose policies about handwashing?

    I expect some neoliberal will say “But you can’t judge them for not making their employees wash their hands. Or for using lead-based paint in toys and other products made for children.”

  • Jon Brewer posted a new activity comment 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I would expect at least a “Killing your archnemesis’s girlfriend. Oh, how original.”

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