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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #480 on: September 24, 2019, 07:39:44 PM »
I KNOW, RIGHT?! How come my doctor didn't volunteer that helpful little piece of advice?
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #481 on: September 25, 2019, 06:17:23 PM »
Goddamn it all

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #482 on: September 25, 2019, 07:45:29 PM »
Goddamn it all

Life has a way of sucking donkey balls sometimes

And it doesn't even get to the moneyshot.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #483 on: September 25, 2019, 08:16:43 PM »
Goddamn it all

Life has a way of sucking donkey balls sometimes

And it doesn't even get to the moneyshot.

Thanks, i loled  :lmao
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #484 on: September 25, 2019, 08:44:28 PM »
Anytime, my man.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #485 on: October 12, 2019, 11:29:46 PM »
https://www.10tv.com/article/10tv-meteorologist-mike-davis-charged-child-pornography-2019-sep

holy shit this is my local weatherman

Catching up on the thread, this reminded me of a crazy revelation the other night.  My best friend from high school got 10 years for something similar.  He never struck me as the type to be into kiddie shit, and the case notes are sketchy as all hell.  Given how I had to search for him to dig it up (I hadn't heard from him in a while, and was getting worried he'd had an accident akin to his brother - they both were daredevils and he was my training partner for a decade or more in several martial arts, so entirely plausible he'd made one jump too many he couldn't stick the landing on) and his family and ALL of my other friends that were also friends with him hadn't said a PEEP on social media, I'm really suspicious of how it played out.

Still not sure what to make of it, but wanted to get that off my chest.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #486 on: October 13, 2019, 04:29:40 PM »
Still not sure what to make of it, but wanted to get that off my chest.

If it helps any, there are a surprising number of pedophiles in the world. It's hard to get numbers since self-reporting is extremely rare, but it's estimated to be ~5%

Everyone who plays D&D knows what 5% looks like, it's a 1/20 chance. Paraphilias get weird and disturbing, and western society simultaneously pushes "stranger danger" while also insisting that people with paraphilias are extreme outliers that should be put down for the safety of the rest of society. I'm not saying it should be accepted, but acknowledging the statistical prevalence of a paraphilia aids in accurately addressing it effectively.

Disclaimer because it's almost always necessary when this topic is brought up: I do not endorse any paraphilia that causes harm. Minors/Animals/etc cannot consent or choose what constitutes harm so the broadest definition must be used in order to ensure their safety.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #487 on: October 13, 2019, 09:47:07 PM »
i enjoyed Louis C.K.'s bit on the subject.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #488 on: October 13, 2019, 11:12:58 PM »
Which is?
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #490 on: October 14, 2019, 10:38:06 AM »
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #491 on: October 14, 2019, 07:48:29 PM »
The thing to keep in mind with any borderline kink or fetish, there are folks who live with it, but don't act on it, either only doing things for themselves in private, or having other kinks which they try to associate more with, or even trying to use counseling to break from it.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #492 on: October 15, 2019, 01:09:36 AM »
Unfortunately, even for relatively tame kinks practiced by two consenting adults, people don't get that it's just how their brains are wired, and they end up attaching a moral judgement to it.

Or in so many other words, which are quite possibly wrong, there are perverts out there who give the rest of us a bad name.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #493 on: October 15, 2019, 06:19:21 AM »
There was a 4.7 earthquake tonight a mile from my house. It broke one of my favorite wall decorations and threatened to collapse my entire office (the room actually swayed a bit). I've been up all night not wanting to remove my shoes in case I needed to GTFO.  :shakefist
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #494 on: October 15, 2019, 11:10:35 AM »
Holy freaking shit, are you okay? Sorry to hear about your office, man.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #495 on: October 15, 2019, 06:33:19 PM »
Holy freaking shit, are you okay? Sorry to hear about your office, man.

Other than being under-rested I'm fine. This kind of thing comes with the territory living in California. There's a acceptance of the impending threat of catastrophic earthquakes that is sort of baked into the psyche of anyone who is born here. Unlike most other natural disasters, earthquakes just kind of interrupt your day without warning, so you either pick up the stuff that gets knocked over or evacuate, depending on severity.

I actually felt more stressed about the thieves who broke into a bunch of cars right next to where I was parked outside the local gaming store. They drove up, smashed some car windows, looted, then drove off. My van is a HUGE target for that kind of thing so my blood ran cold watching the security footage.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #496 on: October 15, 2019, 10:20:12 PM »
They just keep coming! A 5.0 a bit south of here, and a little rumbler just now.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #497 on: October 16, 2019, 02:54:35 PM »
Will SOMEBODY tell Poseidon to cool his tits?!
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #498 on: October 16, 2019, 04:08:49 PM »

... This kind of thing comes with the territory living in California. There's a acceptance of the impending threat of catastrophic earthquakes that is sort of baked into the psyche of anyone who is born here. Unlike most other natural disasters, earthquakes just kind of interrupt your day without warning ...

You know what they call a 3.7 earthquake in NoCal ?

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #499 on: October 17, 2019, 05:36:05 PM »
KellK yeah that is about as serious as it gets.
I don't think it's your job to know what to say, when something like this gets plopped into your lap.
It's no surprise your friends were being quiet about it -- reasonable and normal reaction
... but ... this NOT being quiet, is the better thing to do.

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