Features the term "skin-teeth". DID THE TEETH START IN THE SKIN AND MIGRATE INWARDS OR IN THE PHARYNX AND MOVE OUTWARDS. Also sharks. Lots of sharks.
I am loving all of these so much! Not only are they all fitting the mythology perfectly, but being constrained to 10 minutes, they are obeying one of my favorite writing rules: "start later, end earlier". They get in, they get out, you understand the characters, no filler. Boom.
ZIZEK IS HAAAAAARD I don't know how to respond.
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Zizek you have never tried to be as short as possible.
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( rebuttals )
( questions )
Conclusion: That was really bad. Like funny ha-ha bad, but also just bad-bad. Despite the pretence of talking about Weighty, Important Subjects, there was really none of that, because you need the other party to at least have the same reference points, and Peterson is just not that well educated. Also because Zizek's a dick and has gone red-brown, making him a shit spokesman for contemporary Marxism. It was like a 4chan cartoon come to life.
I guess the best thing that came out of it was that some of Peterson's fanboys, having seen their idol soundly humiliated, might now flock to Zizek, whose ideology, though demented, is substantially less harmful.
Save yourself some suffering and watch the toilet speech again:
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Stephen Blackwood is the moderator, says some self-congratulatory shit, and then welcomes the Muppets.
Lobster in a suit, Oscar looking slovenly as always in a polo shirt and pants that don't reach his shoes.
Oh shut up Stephen, this is not "real thinking about hard questions" this is mud wrestling.
IDEOLOGY! *takes a shot*
Stephen just claimed that neither are primarily political thinkers. Broken clocks, etc.
"Surprising agreement on deep questions" yes they both have cryptofascist leanings.
"Let's hear it for psychoanalysis!" Audience cheers.
I am pretty sure no one has ever called Zizek "dazzling" in his life until now. Zizek facepalms, then yawns, then claps for himself.
Audience is overwhelmingly Peterson fanboys, judging by the cheers.
OH GOD PETERSON IS GOING TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY. He's doing a Thinker pose.
There is far too much San Pellegrino and not enough coke on this table.
EACH OF THEM GETS TO MAKE A 30 MIN OPENING STATEMENT oh god. Then each has 10 min to reply. Then there's 45 minutes of fanboys asking questions. It's going to be a loooong night.
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The audience looks about half empty. I guess not that many people wanted to pay $500 for a ticket? There's, unfortunately, a live chat as well, and it is full of fascists, tankies, and people just typing "sniff" over and over again.
Now faded to a galaxy thing with an ominous silhouette.
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Should I hate-watch Season 5 of the Magicians when it comes out?
Yes, you like it when shows make you angry and torrenting it doesn't give them any money
No, everyone has suffered enough
I have no idea what you're talking about but I like ticking boxes
Spoiler party in the comments if anyone else feels the need to vent!
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Oh yeah, also I got Tempest working, and there was much rejoicing.
It's been a little while since I did a photo dump, so here are a few recent photo galleries.
Let me particularly draw your attention to our Fyre Festival party, which was hilarious. I hope you visited the FEMA tent, and managed to snap up one of the sandwiches before they were gone! So many influencers. So many influencers.
Also, the Little Big show from last week deserves some mention for being awesome. For not having a lot of, uh, "instrumentation", they really knew how to work a room. And the room was here for it. They even got most of the crowd doing that ridiculous dance.
You may notice that there haven't been many photos lately. That's because it's damned near impossible for us to find photographers who will actually show up. It's even a paid gig! Finding consistent photographers has never been easy, but I feel like it used to be easier. Perhaps "I blew $4k on a DSLR" is no longer the status signifier that it once was?
They got a respectable 27 points, but they lost out to a couple of kids doing a terrible Trump and Pence impression. (I'm sure their parents will look back fondly on that when those kids are in the camps.)
They did not get gonged! That's quality content, my friends.
That's not exonerated! Not exonerated, not exonerated, not exonerated!!
11 instances of obstruction, oh my. And that looks a lot like a Scottish verdict on the collusion, too.