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weener

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#1414783 forgotten 80's songs

Posted by weener on Yesterday, 10:37 PM

Is this forgotten? It was just referenced in a book I'm reading and I'd never heard it before. Kinda interesting though.


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#1414782 Donald Trump Is Your New President.

Posted by weener on Yesterday, 10:36 PM

They said that about black people before Obama was elected. Let's prove him wrong.
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#1414756 Donald Trump Is Your New President.

Posted by weener on Yesterday, 11:02 AM

I have a coworker who actually likes Biden and Buttigieg. He feels that Buttigieg is well-spoken and intelligent. And I can't sell him on Bernie because he thinks America will never elect a Jew.


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#1414676 Help me with my weird New Year's resolution

Posted by weener on 14 February 2020 - 10:50 PM

Goonies was surprisingly good (enuf).

Definitely still enjoyable for an adult who had never seen it.

Because this movie is a particularly glaring omission in my childhood, I want to clarify something about it and my upbringing. It's not that my parents forbade me to watch Goonies. It's not that all my friends got to see Goonies and I didn't. I barely had any friends. My parents have probably never heard of this movie, and I had definitely never heard of it until I joined this forum and heard you guys talking about it all the time. I'm glad I finally saw it. A lot more stuff is going to make sense now, I think.


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One thing that this movie did differently (kinda better in my opinion) than most movies starring kids is that it that the kids were constantly noisy and annoying as shit. They were always talking over each other and being stupid and it was a lot like being around kids in real life.

If I have one quibble, it's that the fat kid was constantly the butt of the joke. But, it's pretty rare even these days that a fat person is in a movie or show and they aren't the butt of the joke. Society needs to get with the times.

Very minor: I wish we were given a little more information about why all the adults in town were broke and losing their homes. I'm guessing the town's main industry went under, like a lumber mill or something?
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#1414592 Donald Trump Is Your New President.

Posted by weener on 13 February 2020 - 07:00 PM

The truth is people as a whole are terrible.


You are not wrong, friend.
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#1414566 Donald Trump Is Your New President.

Posted by weener on 13 February 2020 - 01:43 PM

There are SO MANY PEOPLE who make 40k a year and think that if you tax billionaires, you're stealing from them personally.
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#1414526 Donald Trump Is Your New President.

Posted by weener on 12 February 2020 - 06:10 PM

I agreed with Yang's one idea, but I thinks he needed more than that to do really well.
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#1414478 Help support women in STEM with our Kickstarter!

Posted by weener on 12 February 2020 - 12:08 AM

Now that I'm thinking of it, what I would really want if your company is looking to expand its offerings in the future, is sturdy women's work pants with big pockets for all my tools. The men's sizes that are currently the only option are either too small for my woman's can, or too big in the waist.
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#1414466 Help support women in STEM with our Kickstarter!

Posted by weener on 11 February 2020 - 06:46 PM

Yoooo, as a lady in STEM (Tesla mechanic) I have a little bit of feedback for you. I don't know if those would cut it for what I do for a living because of that zipper on the side. Considering some of the weird contortionist poses I have to get into every day, there is a risk a zipper could scratch a customer's fancy car, even with it being inboard.

Also, I'd rather just look like as big of a dyke as possible and wear men's work boots, but that is a personal gender-identity thing and I could see some of the other female techs in my workplace would be interested in something like this.
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#1414283 Penis Man is one of us

Posted by weener on 08 February 2020 - 10:30 PM

He messaged me a bunch of unhinged stuff. Who let him back in the Facebook group?


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#1414256 Help me with my weird New Year's resolution

Posted by weener on 08 February 2020 - 12:19 PM

Frankly, this plot point was the most important factor in me not liking it:

-Did he take advantage of a young girl, and then say "I did what I did and you don't have to be happy about it"? Wow.

As someone who looks back on being manipulated into a relationship by a much older man as a naive teenage virgin, this and his attitude about it rubs me the wrong way and sets me up to dislike him.
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#1414252 Help me with my weird New Year's resolution

Posted by weener on 08 February 2020 - 10:14 AM

I have seen Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, liked it.
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#1414241 Help me with my weird New Year's resolution

Posted by weener on 07 February 2020 - 11:49 PM

You bet! Every Friday, unless I have plans or something, which, let's be honest, is unlikely.
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#1414239 Help me with my weird New Year's resolution

Posted by weener on 07 February 2020 - 11:37 PM

As someone who didn't grow up with it, I feel it doesn't play well in the present day.
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#1414234 Help me with my weird New Year's resolution

Posted by weener on 07 February 2020 - 10:21 PM

Tonight's movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

This is easily my least favorite so far.

-racist portrayals of other cultures
-Did he take advantage of a young girl, and then say "I did what I did and you don't have to be happy about it"? Wow.
-fairly useless female sidekick always prancing around in a flimsy gown
-I don't care for the premise that the religion is a real thing and the Ark of the Covenant is a useful item
-Blatant cruelty towards snakes
-I felt like there was no real suspense because you know nothing bad is ever going to happen to him.

Upon watching it, I really hadn't seen any of this, except for the gif of the melting Nazi that I didn't know the source of. But I felt like I'd seen most of it via various Simpsons episodes plus playing Zelda.

And, that shirtless guy beating the shit out of Indie near the airplane has got to be a gay icon, right?
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