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ares and sera never actually got started on their adventures on account of this ice cream / heated slurry thing, and it's too bad, because they were going to be both numerous AND interesting

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November 17th, 2017: HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES are coming up! If you want some COOL DINOSAUR COMICS STUFF for you and yours this holiday season, best not be caught sleepin'!!

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hard-core ontological questions!
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Life is hard and language is how we talk about.
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[rss title] ares and sera never actually got started on their adventures on account of this ice cream / heated slurry thing, and it's too bad, because they were going to be both numerous AND interesting

[img title] life may be hard, but language has gendered conjugations, so

[mailto subject] counterpoint: life is hard AND talking about it is hard

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Injustice 2 DLC Finally Lets You Punch Zack Snyder

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CHICAGO — Netherrealm Studios announced director Zack Snyder as a new playable character for the hit DC Comics fighting game Injustice 2 to coincide with the release of ‘Justice League’, finally allowing fans to use their favorite superheroes to pummel the man responsible for the trainwreck that is the DC Extended Universe.

For $5.99, the DLC bundle includes Zack Snyder, who has no offensive moves and who alternates between whimpering, apologizing and saying “I deserve this for making Batman brand people” when hit.

The character has a variety of alternate skins like “Director of ‘Batman v Superman’ Snyder”, “Director of ‘Sucker Punch’ Snyder” and “Joss Whedon.”

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Detractors, however, are upset about the inclusion, stating they wish the DLC packs included more traditional characters, instead of a blatant appeal to the current DC films.

“I understand DC wants to take care of the movie fans by including their favorite cinematic villains,” said Jason Kraushaar. “But what about the old villains from the comics like Scott Lobdell, Brian Michael Bendis or latter-day Frank Miller?”

“DC has a rich history of creators I would like to repeatedly punch in the face and I wish the games tapped into that more,” Kraushaar added as he slid returned hand-written death threats into the sleeves of various comic books he collected.

Snyder’s super move is reported to be a filter of darkness that covers the otherwise-colorful DC universe so nobody can really tell what the fuck is happening anymore. Other than that, Netherrealm Studios explained that Snyder — although a playable character — has no moveset; he can only be attacked by other characters.

They did, however, promise that absolutely no attacks used against Zack Snyder would be shown in slow-motion.

At press time, Netherrealm announced the next DLC character would be “Jared Leto as the Joker,” who players can only defeat by yelling into their microphone, “Thirty Seconds to Mars is derivative U2 garbage.”

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«Snyder’s super move is reported to be a filter of darkness that covers the otherwise-colorful DC universe so nobody can really tell what the fuck is happening anymore.»
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Weird UBI Argument About Rents

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I am not that interested in arguing about UBI on a day-to-day basis, but I’ve now seen one silly argument against it enough times that I feel compelled to intervene. The argument is this:

In fact, workers may not even see much of the benefit of their UBI check: if their new gains are simply passed on to landlords and merchants through higher rent and prices, the benefits will be entirely illusory, even as people appear to be receiving an enormous handout.

Perhaps this argument comes up a lot because those in the chattering classes often live in areas where local policymakers refuse to do things to keep rents under control, e.g. by building out more space or fixing prices. But even if you live in such an area, it is still a shocking theory.

Its advocates may not realize how shocking it is because, in their mind, what they are arguing is that a UBI leads to higher rents that consume the value of the UBI. But what they are actually arguing is that a UBI increases disposable incomes and that increasing disposable incomes leads to higher rents that consume the value of the income increase. Stated this way, the shocking nature of the theory becomes clear: if true, the theory predicts that anything that increases people’s incomes is pointless.

The Fight for $15 is pointless. The fight for unions that can negotiate higher wages is pointless. The fight for a more generous welfare state is pointless. Nearly everything that people talk about with respect to the economy and what could be done to improve the plight of the bottom half is actually pointless. Why? Because in all cases the internal mechanism of those proposals — increasing disposable incomes — is counteracted by a corresponding rise in rents, according to this particular anti-UBI theory.

Needless to say, I think the theory is pretty obviously false. Rises in disposable incomes generally do leave people better off, even net of rent payments, even in places where local authorities allow the price of space to spiral out of control.

But if you think it is true, you really should ask yourself what the source of the problem you have identified is. If it’s the case that higher minimum wages, stronger unions, and more generous welfare states are all helpless against rent hikes, then maybe the issue you are worried about has nothing to do with the UBI and everything to do with your area’s dumb housing policy.

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"Then I saw little Tiffany. I'm thinking, y'know, eight-year-old white girl, middle of the ghetto, bunch of monsters, this time of night with quantum physics books? She about to start some shit, Zed. Those books are WAY too advanced for her. If you ask me, I'd say she's up to something."
Topher Florence asks: "Is OkCupid trying to figure out if I'm a replicant?"

You are in an art museum when a blind man deliberately starts a fire. He becomes separated from his guide dog, and they are both wandering among the flames lost and confused. You face this decision; save the dog, save the arsonist, or save the artwork.

Nick Harkaway then goes full Will Smith in Men in Black on it, before taking a decidedly Kafka turn:

This is completely fascinating.

I mean: in a national gallery or similar, the fire is going to trigger a bunch of security measures to protect the art.

It's not clear to me that a guide dog would just wander around confused.

So you have to ask yourself, if this situation actually occurs, what's really going on.

The art's still accessible? Assume you're not in Dodgy Dave's Framing and Collage Emporium on Flint Street by the River Tuxing.

So either the system has been circumvented or it hasn't tripped because the fire's not yet a threat.

In which case if you take the art, you're about to experience a rain of shit and spend a night in gaol.

So assume the system's been circumvented, which tallies with two other pieces of information you already have...

1. the guy you've identified as blind started the fire. Why? And 2. the dog hasn't got a clue what to do.

Seeing Eye dogs are absurdly smart and highly trained, and very loyal. If this dog is just wandering around, it's probably not one.

So now you've got a whole new scenario in which a robber pretending to be blind starts a fire in a gallery.

You may be the patsy! So ignore the art and the robber. Do you save the dog or flee?

Except.

Except that this scenario is confected. It requires a sequence of things to be true that are vanishingly unlikely...

And the experience of the world it describes is false. The clarity of it is a deception.

Objects in this scenario purport to possess definite natures, apprehensible identities.

In other words: if you're seeing all this actually happen, these events are likely being projected artificially into your mind.

So inherent in this situation is the fact that it is a test of your ethical and/or logical reasoning.

It's actually very sinister.

Someone is in a position of total power over you and they are experimenting on you. This kind of distressing dilemma is unethical.

As is performing experiments on unwitting and unconsenting subjects.

So now your problem is escape.

But in the meantime, you should obviously save yourself. None of it is real, but it's possible you may experience pain.

Also you need to evidence to your captor the kind of moral flexibility that means you're not a threat.

Which is why I thank my lucky stars, daily, that I pre-date online dating. I would be single FOR EVER.

Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.

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