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    Poll: As of this moment, k-12 students in the United...

    As of this moment, k-12 students in the United States are more likely to be fatally shot than on-duty police officers.

    2022 number of dead cops: 20
    2022 number of dead kids: 24
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    Poll: Because nobody with any real power wants it to...

    Because nobody with any real power wants it to change. Nobody is willing to expend the political capital. You'd need a two thirds supermajority (or equivalent amount of bipartisanship) to do...
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    Poll: This. Trump probably had a better chance than...

    This. Trump probably had a better chance than most, but didn't want to expend the political capital. Which is another way of saying he doesn't care.
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    Poll: Because nobody with any real power wants to.

    Because nobody with any real power wants to.
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    I was at the Vancouver show. Poured with rain. In...

    I was at the Vancouver show. Poured with rain. In July!

    Similar experience watching Ministry. It was like a collective holy shit moment.
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    Poll: It's worse than meaningless. It's an intentional...

    It's worse than meaningless. It's an intentional self-fulfilling prophecy.
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    Poll: This. The tired old trope that "guns don't kill...

    This. The tired old trope that "guns don't kill people; people kill people" skirts the laws of physics. If the well regulated militia had to stop to ram their muskets, so should wannabe kid killers.
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    Plus I and I'm assuming other android users read...

    Plus I and I'm assuming other android users read it on a black background.
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    Poll: The only remaining core value of the GQP is...

    The only remaining core value of the GQP is hypocrisy.
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    Poll: QkXeMoBPSDk

    QkXeMoBPSDk
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    Poll: Published 21 times and counting...

    Published 21 times and counting...
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    Poll: If Roe isn't settled law, neither is Heller

    If Roe isn't settled law, neither is Heller
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    Poll: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_shootings_in_th...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_shootings_in_the_United_States

    edit: @ summit, I wasn't arguing with you. Just saw the chart, immediately suspected bs, and you were the last person talking...
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    Poll: The parameters of what's considered a mass shoot...

    The parameters of what's considered a mass shoot have been fluid. The 430 that chart depicts is way on the low end. Current general consensus is 1350ish from 2009 to 2021.
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    Poll: I haven't read this thread... is it "if only...

    I haven't read this thread... is it "if only there was something we could do about Leroy?"

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    I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger...

    I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today
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    Another good one

    Another good one
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    That's a solid first.

    That's a solid first.
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    My third was Never Mind the Bollocks, and The...

    My third was Never Mind the Bollocks, and The Clash eponymous was very likely #4
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    417235 It was at least a year or two after it...

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    It was at least a year or two after it was released because I had heard a few of the songs on a cassette tape, but didn't have any way to get to a record store, or even know where one was,...
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    Gerald Casale was at the Kent State shooting....

    Gerald Casale was at the Kent State shooting. Devo was art-rock, social comment, comedy, and catchy songs.

    Mick Jagger liked their cover of Satisfaction.
    ...
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    Yeah, Spade could very well still be an asshole...

    Yeah, Spade could very well still be an asshole IRL, but he's toned down on the podcast and their dynamic works. Maybe it's from them both being a little in the shadows of Adam Sandler, Chris Rock...
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    I've listened to that podcast as well, and it's...

    I've listened to that podcast as well, and it's pretty interesting. To be honest, I've generally found both of them (as comedians) kinda annoying, but they're insightful and likable as themselves.
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    ^^^ carve or DIE!!!

    ^^^ carve or DIE!!!
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    QFT. Skiing was dying. The gear was shit. Ticket...

    QFT. Skiing was dying. The gear was shit. Ticket sales were waning. Hills were going out of business. It needed a shake up, and snowboarding was it.

    AKkyygSGa0U
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    I did. But I kept thinking 'this (terrain, snow...

    I did. But I kept thinking 'this (terrain, snow condition, etc) would be better on skis'.
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    My parents had an all-killer, no-filler record...

    My parents had an all-killer, no-filler record collection that spanned from before I was born into the early 80s. Full Beatles catalog, Stones, Who, Doors, Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Beach Boys,...
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    110! Big doggy

    110! Big doggy
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    Yeah bad shit for sure. But bad shit happens...

    Yeah bad shit for sure. But bad shit happens every decade in this country.

    But we did have...
    Arrested Development, Always Sunny, South Park, Family Guy, Six Feet Under, Dexter, Curb, Weeds (God...
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    The (original) Arrested Development was genius. ...

    The (original) Arrested Development was genius.

    We need a 00s thread.
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    And who lived directly across the hall again...?...

    And who lived directly across the hall again...?

    edit: even accepting the premise that this unlikely group of friends are living lives of leisure in NY, I still didn't connect or sympathize with...
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    So I just googled it. The 80s came in with a...

    So I just googled it. The 80s came in with a bang.

    1980
    - Mount St. Helens erupts
    - the dingo ate Chamberlain's baby
    - Iran Iraq War
    - John Lennon killed

    1981
    - first five aids cases
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    Yeah Culturally, I'd say it started with Alex...

    Yeah

    Culturally, I'd say it started with Alex P Keaton. There's a straight line from there to Bud Fox and Gordon Gekko.
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    The seventies ended November 4, 1980. I came home...

    The seventies ended November 4, 1980. I came home from school and my mom was in the living room, ironing my dad's shirts in front of the tv, and crying.
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    There's a making of Seinfeld documentary where...

    There's a making of Seinfeld documentary where they're interviewing Jerry about how when they got the offer for the pilot, he and Larry met to spitball ideas, wandering around New York doing mundane...
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    Ha! I have never once intentionally watched an...

    Ha! I have never once intentionally watched an episode of Friends. But I learned at a young age, that unless you want a life of celibacy, don't hog the tv remote.
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    I wasn't released until 1980

    I wasn't released until 1980
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    Played a lot of Galaga too. In the 90s, I worked...

    Played a lot of Galaga too. In the 90s, I worked at a place that had a two-player Ms Pac Man in our office. Needless to say, not much work got done.
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    a picker a grinner a finger a sinner

    a picker
    a grinner
    a finger
    a sinner
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    Had to google the timeline: 89-98 I'd seen his...

    Had to google the timeline: 89-98

    I'd seen his standup and although he was good, the material was just glib observations, and petty annoyances. Plus, as you noted, his acting was terrible.

    But...
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    At least he didn't pop the collar. 417065

    At least he didn't pop the collar.

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    I want that go away bear

    I want that go away bear
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    I didn't like Seinfeld when it came out. There. I...

    I didn't like Seinfeld when it came out. There. I said it.
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    What's everybody looking at?!

    What's everybody looking at?!
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    "PREPARE TO QUALIFY!" 417049 "Good driving,...

    "PREPARE TO QUALIFY!"

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    "Good driving, you qualify to race"

    Played a lot of Pole Position II at the local arcade
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    We had one of those Atari consoles. Then my...

    We had one of those Atari consoles. Then my stepdad brought one of these home.

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    ...or this 417039

    ...or this

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    Masks in stores, etc is maybe 1 in 10 here, but...

    Masks in stores, etc is maybe 1 in 10 here, but per my friends with kids, it's still a solid majority at schools in the city. Out in the county, it's zero for both. 100% political.
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    SOP at my wife's firm was a junior agent does the...

    SOP at my wife's firm was a junior agent does the open to 1. help them meet potential clients, and 2. possibly keep both sides of the deal in house. That latter point was big, because dual-agency was...
  50. It's literally shaped like Jeff Bezos

    It's literally shaped like Jeff Bezos
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