Monthly Archives: November 2016


[dispatch] extra spicy 11302016.1522

November 30, 2016 at 03:22PM
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[img] thankful reflection

thankful reflection
November 24, 2016 at 08:43PM
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[img] no leftovers were harmed in the making of this picture

no leftovers were harmed in the making of this picture
November 24, 2016 at 08:39PM
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[dispatch] wine 11232016.1746

November 23, 2016 at 05:46PM
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[dispatch] truth 11222016.1235

November 22, 2016 at 12:35PM
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[img] “but now you’re here / brighten my northern sky” – n. drake

“but now you’re here / brighten my northern sky” – n. drake
November 19, 2016 at 12:56PM
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[words] existential threats, or not

“an existential threat” ≠ “a threat to all existence”

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Simple semantics often slip up speakers. The phrase “existential threat” is used too often to imply that something described as such portents the apocalypse, in the way “communist threat” was used throughout the Cold War to as a casual substitute for nuclear annihilation. But “existential” is not a synonym for “apocalyptic” any more than “communist” was. Rhetoric and doubletriplepolitispeak are funny that way, though.

Semantic checkpoint: “Existential threat” implies the threatening thing threatens because it’s existential. To be afraid of something practicing Existentialism, then, for real, connotes a fear of what Sartre termed the “doctrine of self-making” where human reality is an individual, lived experience. Not very scary at all, really, unless making choices for yourself terrifies you.

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[words] coggies

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“Doc, it’s so weird – been a month and this mosquito bite hasn’t gone away.”

“It’s not a mosquito bite.”

“What do you mean? I saw the f|_|c|<er bite me.”

“It wasn’t a mosquito, Quinn. It was a GBI CogGuard Microdrone.”

“A coggie? But I’m not a redvector. I haven’t done a feelbad or said a makesad in months!”

“The CPD’s latest redword list only went grid around the time of your ‘bite.’ We’ll uplink the chip the drone left in you to the NYCPD and see what it picked up.”

“C’mon, forrealz?”

“Look, the coggie probably heard you say a homonym. I’ve seen a few cases of bites when coggies think ‘I’m snowed in’ means ‘I’m Snowden.’ A CPD interview clears that up pretty fast. Relax for now…”


[img] “pushbutton logic dehumanizing me…”

“pushbutton logic dehumanizing me…”
November 06, 2016 at 05:44PM
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[img] elite women | mile 6.1

elite women | mile 6.1
November 06, 2016 at 02:28PM
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[img] elite men | mile 6.1

elite men | mile 6.1
November 06, 2016 at 02:26PM
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[img] facing friday

facing friday
November 04, 2016 at 01:29PM
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[img] loyalist spin (for @catmthomas). go cubs.

loyalist spin (for @catmthomas). go cubs.
November 02, 2016 at 06:36PM
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[words] Telepath 2910.2096

DATE: 2910.2096
TIME: 0110
LOCATION: GBI HQ, Room 404

“We know you participated in the DDoS attack on Senator Quicknum.”

“No I didn’t.”

“But we traced it to your head.”

“I never thought that thought.”

“Yes you did. It passed through your head via Telepath into the global system. You just weren’t aware of the transmission at the time.”

“So I’m being detained for 3rd-party use of my subconscious that I couldn’t control?”

“No, you’re being detained for having an insecure and vulnerable subconscious. Weak-minded people are not allowed to think freely in Telepath.”