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My Easy Embargo of Twitter

I've gone off Twitter. Or, I should say, I've stopped being a Twitter user, and user is the right word.

I didn't particularly wish to write this, because it's a bit silly, but I'll explain, because this seems to be of interest to my Twitter followers, and my Twitter critics, especially.

I'm going to write two posts: one, what my embargo consists of, and two, why I'm doing it.

This will just be the one explaining what I'm doing, rather than why.

I have never given this a name, but I'll call this the "easy embargo." For any health regimen to be effective (and cutting a useless, angry, stupid form of social media out of your life is a health regimen in itself), it has to be easy and livable.

There's no point planning a diet where you cut your food intake to 1000 calories a day, then you plan, based on that, losing four pounds a week.

I'll tell you how many pounds you'll lose on that diet: Four pounds, total, if you're lucky. Because your will last about 3-4 days on it. You'd be a tower of iron will if you lasted the whole week.

You won't last past that.

For some time, I've been doing an easy embargo of Disney/ABC/Marvel. What do I mean by "easy embargo" with respect to that?

Well, I'm embargoing them the easy way. But I'm not making promises I won't keep.

Look, I'm trying to hurt Disney and ABC (and Marvel, but just because it's owned by ABC). But I'm not trying to hurt myself.

I'm not going to hurt myself to hurt Disney/ABC. So if there's something I really, really, really want to see from this company, I'll see it. You can probably guess at what some of those things might be.

But if I'm eh on it, I won't.

And I absolutely won't promote it.

I haven't seen Star Wars VII. I'm eh on it. I imagine I will see it eventually, when I can pay Disney/ABC the least amount of money to see it legally, when it's on PPV or Netflix.

Assuming I do see it, I won't write a review of it. Unless I don't like it. In which case, I'll write a negative review.

I wouldn't lie about a movie. But I'm not obligated to write a review of a film, either. So if I like Star Wars VII, which I kind of assume I won't, I just won't say anything about it either way.

I don't promote these things. I stopped linking Star Wars and Marvel teaser trailers and the like.

This isn't a hard embargo. It's not hard in both senses of the world -- it's not hard as far as being absolute, and it's not hard as in requiring all that much effort from me.

It's easy on myself. If there's a Disney/ABC project I really want to see, I will see it.

But more and more people rely on free social media buzz to sell products. I won't give them that.

Similarly, I'm doing an easy embargo of Twitter. I have 47,000 followers. That's a pretty good number of followers. I see no reason why I should spite myself while I spite Twitter.

So I will promote my site on Twitter. I will use it, but I won't let it use me. I will use it as a soulless corporate branding device and promotional platform. If I write something I like, or if i wish to use my decent reach to promote, I'll do so.

What I won't do is provide them free content. Any platform requires content, after all. This site would be a much poorer experience were it not for the thousands of people commenting here, adding their own takes and opinions and diversions and links to stories.

It would just be one post from me or a coblogger every hour, and a lot of dead air.

That is what I intend to give twitter: A post I think deserves promotion, and then dead air.

What Twitter needs to be healthy, as any social media platform needs to be healthy, is a buzzy, vibrant atmosphere with lots of give and take. People agreeing with each other, people disagreeing with each other. And occasionally, the spectacle of a big fat fight and feud.

I'm not going to give them that any longer, partly because they're SJW censors and bad people, and only want my speech only to the extent it advances their purposes.

But partly because I've just decided it's an absolutely dreadful habit with no merit whatsoever, one which hurts the users life in every way possible, like smoking.

And just like smoking, there's a timesuck component. Smokers have to take breaks from work (or even from pleasure activities) to get their fix. So too do Twitter addicts (of which I was one).

So I've broken the habit. Partly out of protest, partly out of a simple realization that Twitter Isn't Cool, I've stopped using Twitter for the purposes it intends for me -- to provide them with links, observations, banter, the occasional spectacle of a Twitter fight -- you know, to help them populate their pointless corporate product with content --- and to use it exclusively for my own purposes: just to promote the blog.

Otherwise it's just going to be dead air.

And if a critic wants to respond to a link and headline to the site, well, he won't get the satisfaction of my reading him, because I won't. Or, if I inadvertently read it, I won't respond.

If he wants the satisfaction of insulting me and having that insult heard -- well, he'll just have to come here, to my platform.

I'm done with interacting on Twitter. There's no pleasure in having a conversation with a Censor breathing wetly on the back of your neck.

I'll write another post about The Easy Way to Quit Twitter, and seriously, it is easy as pie -- once you get out of the habit of checking Twitter, full of the guilt of the narcissist, to see if anyone responded to what you said or retweeted it (and let's face it, that's the only point of Twitter), it just goes away in seventy-two hours. You just don't care anymore.

But I'll write that later. For now, I'm getting back to things more important than Twitter: My blog, which is my actual job, and other things more interesting than checking my "Mentions" feed to get a minor jolt of sad validation from seeing that a tweet I wrote got 58 whole retweets and thereby "shaped the narrative" in some pitifully trivial way.

PS: As Twitter continues to lose users, as I expect they will, I imagine they will in fact be bossy and vindictive enough to start saying "Inactive users' accounts will be deactivated and reassigned to others," etc.

So part of the reason I will provide one or two posts a day is just to keep them from taking away my brand-name account and then, like a cybersquatter, threatening to assign it to someone else, including an enemy.

Does that seem far-fetched? Well, I also didn't expect Twitter to ban Anna Sarkeesian critic Stace McCain within days of Anna Sarkeesian joining the Ministry of Emotional Safety and Mental Hygiene.

I thought they'd be a bit more subtle about things than that.

But they weren't.

See? I'm not inactive. I'm giving you a tweet or two a day. What more can you ask?

PPS: As this post is of very limited interest to anyone not involved with Twitter, I'm starting on another one ASAP.

Posted by: Ace at 04:42 PM




Comments

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1 Stay off it

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2016 04:43 PM (fizMZ)

2 Twitter sucks ass.

Posted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:44 PM (oUaBJ)

3 As I wrote before on this matter is wish more conservatives would boycott them. If they want a leftist safe space it's a private company so let them.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2016 04:45 PM (fizMZ)

4 Ace,
I understand why you stopped using Twitter. I use it to try to make some LIVs wake up.

Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2016 04:45 PM (sj3Ax)

5 Ace, I've been on a ~1,000 to 1,200 calorie diet for three weeks and I've lost twelve pounds so far. So suck it.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at February 25, 2016 04:45 PM (mVjMU)

6 Excellent strategy, Ace!

Screw twitter. Er, but not like in the circle-jerk kinda way that was being discussed in the last thread. Just metaphorically.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (NOIQH)

7 I'll take the contrarian point of view. Ace, your talent plays well on twitter, and you should continue to use the platform. Stand up for those of us in your audience who lack the wit and vocabulary and the pop culture knowledge. Stay on twitter and fight.

Don't let them get you down.

Don't let them silence your voice.

Posted by: Konani the Large at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (1DsXs)

8 So....

Does this mean we'll get a liveblog chatroom for the debate tonight?

*Ducks and runs*

Posted by: buzzion at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (z/Ubi)

9 i love my new hash

Posted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (oUaBJ)

10 I've been posting on Twitter that AZ has a voice Kelli Ward instead of McCain

Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (sj3Ax)

11 >>>Ace, I've been on a ~1,000 to 1,200 calorie diet for three weeks and I've lost twelve pounds so far. So suck it.

really?

Well good for you, then. still, I assume you take my point. .

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (dciA+)

12 If Twitter is mistreating you, don't use it. I've largely moved away from Facebook because it's slowly becoming SJW central, too.

But conservative Twitter is a tiny, tiny drop in the bucket. No one should expect that the vast bulk of millions of people who use Twitter for stupid bullshit and don't have any political positions other than "gibs muh dat" will drop out in solidarity.

Twitter will go on, weaker and less influential perhaps - I understand that Instagram is where the cool kids are now - but it's going to take a long time for it to go the way of Myspace, and I bet it never will.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at February 25, 2016 04:49 PM (mVjMU)

13 omg-omg- i'm here before a hundred comments have been posted!

shivers in delight.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 04:49 PM (L1+sh)

14 >>.I'll take the contrarian point of view. Ace, your talent plays well on twitter, and you should continue to use the platform. Stand up for those of us in your audience who lack the wit and vocabulary and the pop culture knowledge. Stay on twitter and fight.

nah i'll get into that in another post.

I already have a platform by which I can reach thousands of people.

if people aren't coming to this blog, then... whatever, they're not particurly interested in what I have to say anyway.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 04:49 PM (dciA+)

15 i love my new hash
Posted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (oUaBJ)

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That ones AWESOME

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 04:50 PM (8XRCm)

16 TRUMP!!!

There, got it out of the way.

Posted by: Hadoop at February 25, 2016 04:50 PM (2X7pN)

17 OT: and sorry if this was already a thing.

Kimmel: Trump commercial by the poorly educated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvO7XXuFePI&t=58s

Posted by: db at February 25, 2016 04:50 PM (Wozau)

18
9 i love my new hash]/i]

Owe me a What??

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (jsWA8)

19
[\i]

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (jsWA8)

20 Yeah, the thing is, there's a hump with most things. Whether it's diet, exercise, or any other habit, getting past the second to fourth week is the tough part. Your body stops complaining after a while. Your mind stops obsessing about the food you aren't eating. You just get accustomed to the idea that you're eating less food.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (LtQCz)

21 I for one am relieved that Ace has foregone all character limits

Posted by: Feh at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (sF4oM)

22 Posted by: db at February 25, 2016 04:50 PM (Wozau)

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Stop.
Stop it.

Enough is enough already.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (8XRCm)

23 the funny thing is that there are a bunch of people -- I call them Twitter-Proud -- who are all like "You'll be back" and "You posted a link to a site, you fail in your embargo!"

Even though I keep saying I will use the site to promote the blog.

They're Twitter-Proud -- they kind of sense this is a pointless and stupid thing, and they get kind of emotional about the idea of someone quitting it. Like it's a repudiation of themselves.

I notice smokers sometimes are a little too eager to offer a guy quitting smoking a cigarette too

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (dciA+)

Posted by: CSMBigBird at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (jsWA8)

25 nckate lol, that is a wild one.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (L1+sh)

26 This is what twitter would look like if they removed the 140 character limit.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (GEICT)

27 So nckate.... How does one collect on what one is owed?

Posted by: buzzion at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (z/Ubi)

28 It's easy on myself. If there's a Disney/ABC project I really want to see, I will see it.

But more and more people rely on free social media buzz to sell products. I won't give them that.


Oh look at the practical, easy thing!

ace, do you even internet, bro?

Mocking aside, that's kind of why Weight Watchers works. The Weight Watchers method is, more or less, you can have anything you want. You just can't have all of it.

You want a piece of cake? Fine! Have a little piece of cake. There. You got the cake but you didn't devour the entire thing and you got to eat your cake and not hate yourself too.

Also then there's more cake for me. Yay!

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (mf5HN)

29 And the coveted #13, to boot!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (e3bId)

30 i love my new hash

Posted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (oUaBJ)



That's what she always says.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 25, 2016 04:52 PM (YiwSM)

31 i love my new hash
Posted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (oUaBJ)

...

how *you* doin'?

everything goin' good for you girl?

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 04:52 PM (dciA+)

32 I didn't see Django Unchained or The Irritable Eight or whatever it's called.

It feels good to not see them. And it's so easy. Even tough I really enjoy movies and usually watch one a day.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 04:52 PM (2oWD2)

33 I've honestly never seen the point of Twitter. I have an account, but I've done maybe ten or twelve tweets over the years. I'd much rather be on sites that are either more substantial or more entertaining. Twitter never seemed to be either.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 25, 2016 04:52 PM (AroJD)

34 There's no pleasure in having a conversation with a Censor breathing wetly on the back of your neck.


===

Unless its a hot ginger in a Nazi uniform?
Whip me, beat me, make me write bad reviews?

Posted by: Bigby's Gripping Hand at February 25, 2016 04:52 PM (3ZtZW)

35 I had to sign up to FB but only my name & email are on it. Gayle's family or friends update it almost daily.I will delete as soon as she passes & it's going to be very soon.

Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2016 04:52 PM (sj3Ax)

36 I'm not very invested in Twitter, so I'm pleased that you'll be staying home with us more and not out on the town with that floozy.

You will be picking up your own empty beer cans now, yes?

The one thing that really surprised me in this Kuddelmuddel is that I saw a link somewhere that said Anna Sarkeesian was claiming to be totally impartial and any attacks on her were just genderism and fear of the vagina.

I was pretty sure that couldn't be true, or was just attributed to her based on *other* things she said, but nope. She said that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 04:53 PM (1xUj/)

37 This is what twitter would look like if they removed the 140 character limit.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (GEICT)

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I think you've hit the nail on the head.

The REAL reason Ace quit Twitter???

Cant do a movie review.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 04:53 PM (8XRCm)

38 i love my new hash

Posted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (oUaBJ)



Hmmm. Can the Horde fap to a hash?

I think the Horde can fap to anything.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 04:53 PM (GEICT)

39 I notice smokers sometimes are a little too eager to offer a guy quitting smoking a cigarette too

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (dciA+)


But there's nothing worse than a former tweeter.

Posted by: db at February 25, 2016 04:53 PM (Wozau)

40 i love my new hashPosted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (oUaBJ)


Promises, promises.

Posted by: mega machines at February 25, 2016 04:53 PM (fbovC)

41 ace we missed you, you cheated on us for waaaaay too long, You are back and forgiven.

(suckinup)

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 04:53 PM (L1+sh)

42 Well, I also didn't expect Twitter to ban Anna Sarkeesian critic Stace
McCain within days of Anna Sarkeesian joining the Ministry of Emotional
Safety and Mental Hygiene.



Next stop: The bunker with Eva.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 25, 2016 04:53 PM (YiwSM)

43 >>Also then there's more cake for me. Yay!


And BREAD!!!!!! So much BREAD!!!!!

You get bread! *points*
And you get bread! *points*
And you get bread! *points*And you get bread! *points*And you get bread! *points*

Posted by: OPRAH at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (NOIQH)

44 Remember when the conservative worldview died when Ace and many like him quit Twitter? Said no-one ever.

Posted by: Snicklefrtiz at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (Moh0M)

45 So if there's something I really, really, really want to see from this company, I'll see it.


Buy a ticket for a different film at the theater.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (2oWD2)

46 I don't do Facebook at all. I mean I don't post there or respond to anyone there, even my own mother. I do look at pictures of my grandkids, but I don't say Hi.


Twitter? I used it heavily for about two years - from the Walker recall campaign till the Romney fiasco. The day after that election I posted a scripture verse and closed my account. I barely gave it another thought.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (dFi94)

47 Hmmm. Can the Horde fap to a hash?


Fap? I'm organizing a one-man circle jerk.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (8ZskC)

48 I never got the appeal of Twitter

never liked the name

and I wouldn't be able to write these three-line comment things

Posted by: Feh at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (sF4oM)

49 >>>Does this mean we'll get a liveblog chatroom for the debate tonight?

*Ducks and runs*

...

no just comments. i really can't take having to publish everyone else's comment by hand, and then have to hear "why haven't all of my comments posted" any more.

plus then i don't get to comment.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (dciA+)

50 ...but the last thread had smishing

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (39g3+)

51 i love my new hash
Posted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (oUaBJ)



This may be the Greatest Hash In The History Of Hashes.

Also the Horde did not the willow shivering yes? Yes?

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 25, 2016 04:55 PM (mf5HN)

52 I didn't want to mention it but I noticed many months ago that you were basically blogging on Twitter. Glad you're back to keeping it in the family.

Posted by: lauraw at February 25, 2016 04:55 PM (K/zYU)

53 Ace,
I have a good one for your next post, I follow Mark Levin on Twitter.

Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2016 04:55 PM (sj3Ax)

54 Fap? I'm organizing a one-man circle jerk.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (8ZskC)



Don't forget the lotion. Chafing is a bitch.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 04:55 PM (GEICT)

55 And BREAD!!!!!! So much BREAD!!!!!

You get bread! *points*
And you get bread! *points*
And you get bread! *points*And you get bread! *points*And you get bread! *points*
Posted by: OPRAH at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (NOIQH)

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Shut the hell up.

Im back on Low Carb.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 04:55 PM (8XRCm)

56 So nckate.... How does one collect on what one is owed?
Posted by: buzzion



1st: Be alive......

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 04:55 PM (tBimT)

57 I've contemplated leaving Twitter. The hard part for me is that it is such an easy way to follow blogs and get news. I follow only about 20 accounts. I can scroll through my timeline and quickly get news and links to blog posts without having to go to all those sites. It's convenient.

Posted by: Mark1971 at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (vaR50)

58 for the thousands of people commenting here, adding their own takes and opinions and diversions and links to stories.

Four nice ways to say dick jokes.

Posted by: DaveA at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (DL2i+)

59 So, you're still checking out Emergency Puppy?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (iQIUe)

60 Hooray more Ace for us!

Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (0eidE)

61 I lost about a hundred pounds in 1989 on a self-created 1,000-calorie-a-day. I took about nine months.

In that time, I became more and more obsessive about food, not less, and at the end of it I'd kind of lost my mind somewhat.

Ta-daa!

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (7Kbxu)

62 Boycott seems to be the wrong response. Make them ban us. Keep fighting the good fight.

Unfollow businesses (make it appear to big companies Twitter is hurting the platform by banning conservatives) feel free to express yourselves to anything and everyone progressive. And stay in there. They want to go one way? Drag them the other way.

Posted by: WheelmanForHire at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (fqHqA)

63 Also the Horde did not the willow shivering yes? Yes?
Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 25, 2016 04:55 PM (mf5HN)

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.... still stuck on *squishes*

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (8XRCm)

64 I didn't want to mention it but I noticed many months ago that you were basically blogging on Twitter. Glad you're back to keeping it in the family.
Posted by: lauraw at February 25, 2016 04:55 PM (K/zYU)

we promise to not give you any progeny.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (L1+sh)

65 I will miss your Twitter rants, the one liners were great, but totally get the project. Plus, your actions have made me less "interrupt driven" during the day - less need to check for my humour pellets

Posted by: Lurker Primus at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (tHP3B)

66 45
So if there's something I really, really, really want to see from this company, I'll see it.


Buy a ticket for a different film at the theater.


Posted by: Dang


Devious you are. Suck you do.

Posted by: Disney at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (LAe3v)

67 ace I will agree to see the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy for you in 2017 and tell you about it. Other than that, I think I could avoid any of their other movies.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 04:57 PM (N96yY)

68 i love my new hash
Posted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (oUaBJ)



Oh good god!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 04:57 PM (1xUj/)

69 OT

check out this $6,000 guitar pedal powered by candle light: http://bit.ly/1VHbbsP

brilliant

Posted by: Feh at February 25, 2016 04:57 PM (sF4oM)

70 The only thing I miss of Twitter is the puppy and kitten pictures.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2016 04:57 PM (B48dK)

71 "If he wants the satisfaction of insulting me and having that insult heard -- well, he'll just have to come here, to my platform"

Which is a banning offense.

Posted by: Wodun at February 25, 2016 04:57 PM (DD0s8)

72 So nckate.... How does one collect on what one is owed?
Posted by: buzzion


1st: Be alive......
Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 04:55 PM (tBimT)

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Early thread winner....

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 04:57 PM (8XRCm)

73 70 The only thing I miss of Twitter is the puppy and kitten pictures.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2016 04:57 PM (B48dK)



As well as the pics of little dogs and cats.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 04:58 PM (GEICT)

74 My account just totaly disappeared from Twittird in Sept. No reason, no notice, no explanation at all.

I only followed Morons and my the videos and pictures I posted were original works critical of SJWs but absolutly not offensive.

O thoight it was weird at the time but now I see what is going on.
Sorry Dude.

Posted by: Mr Chumpo at February 25, 2016 04:58 PM (xOnCs)

75 I like it, ace. I've been doing the same with facebutt for years. I use it to promote my music and keep up with a handful of cousins and friends.

I tell fb every ad isn't relevant to me so they have to keep changing them.

I follow almost no one and use fb for MY benefit.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 25, 2016 04:58 PM (3myMJ)

76 I lost about a hundred pounds in 1989 on a self-created 1,000-calorie-a-day.


Wait. Was this body weight or a girlfriend?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2016 04:58 PM (8ZskC)

77 ce I will agree to see the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy for you in 2017 and tell you about it. Other than that, I think I could avoid any of their other movies.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 04:57 PM




Hope Groot has regrown by then.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 04:58 PM (tBimT)

78 ...but the last thread had smishing
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 04:54 PM (39g3+)

the mystery is half the allure.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 04:58 PM (xuouz)

79 I hate twitter, welcome back Ace!

Posted by: IP - NOW GOPe Free! at February 25, 2016 04:58 PM (aQQbl)

80 76 I lost about a hundred pounds in 1989 on a self-created 1,000-calorie-a-day.


Wait. Was this body weight or a girlfriend?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2016 04:58 PM (8ZskC)



Yeah. I lost 110 lbs in one day in 2006.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 04:59 PM (tBimT)

81 I think Marvel is on its way to embargoing its self with its films. They had a high point but I question whether they can keep it going. Avengers II was really disappointing to me and a lot of fans. Cap 3 looks awful. I'm really not looking forward to Kill Whitey aka Black Panther.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 04:59 PM (39g3+)

82 Chris Pratt is in the Magnificent Seven remake with Denzel Washington.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2016 04:59 PM (B48dK)

83 Like I posted before, replace Twitter with Periscope. You could wear an ewok costume while you rant.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 04:59 PM (N96yY)

84 anyone seen Deadpool

Posted by: Feh at February 25, 2016 04:59 PM (sF4oM)

85 Ace we're glad to have you back here.

By putting off star wars you'll enjoy it even more for having put it off and lowered your expectations. It's pretty damn good.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:00 PM (xuouz)

86 helps alex take off her boots after a very long tedious day..

we're celebrating ace's return to us.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:00 PM (L1+sh)

87 "Wait. Was this body weight or a girlfriend?"
==========

Ha ha. I meant to write "diet" at the end of that sentence. It was body weight.

Oh, and it didn't stay away forever. It all came back. It's always come back, regardless of the many and varied ways I've lost it over the last several decades.

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:00 PM (7Kbxu)

88 >>>I've contemplated leaving Twitter. The hard part for me is that it is such an easy way to follow blogs and get news. I follow only about 20 accounts. I can scroll through my timeline and quickly get news and links to blog posts without having to go to all those sites. It's convenient.

what would be ideal for me is an extention that prevents me from *commenting* on twitter because it is useful for link-harvesting.

Another thing I'm going to use it for (with a separate, new account) is language-learning. it's very good for that. It's part of how I learned french, just seeing french headlines every day.

but i'll do that under a pseudonym and i'll avoid all english-speaking accounts.

post twitter, i've rediscovered my old link-harvest sites, drudge, lucianne, real clear politics.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:00 PM (dciA+)

89 Setup a twitter bot that posts once every six hours.

Posted by: 13times at February 25, 2016 05:00 PM (WHVu+)

90 Here's a thought, now hang on everyone because this is radical.....if you like a movie, go see it, if you like twitter, use it, if you don't like these things, don't see or use them.

That's it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:00 PM (GEICT)

91 Chris Pratt is in the Magnificent Seven remake with Denzel Washington.

Posted by: steevy

So is a relative of mine!

Posted by: Dang, harping on that again at February 25, 2016 05:01 PM (2oWD2)

92 Mixed feelings, I don't know if it really helps our side if we leave all areas of communications that have a "liberal" somewhere in their organization.

I've heard people make the same case with all MSM outlets, print, Network news, cable news, etc. I don't know how many hearts and minds we change if we all just congregate at conservative blogs.

Big Technology is going to have a liberal slant, just where they are located and usually have Millenials running things.

Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 05:01 PM (6ejxM)

93 Chris Pratt is in the Magnificent Seven remake with Denzel Washington.
Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2016 04:59 PM (B48dK)

I love Denzel, I need to check this out.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:01 PM (xuouz)

94

This is why the firing of Melissa Click was warranted.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 25, 2016 05:01 PM (qCMvj)

95 I also am boycotting twitter, but for entirely different reasons. As a matter of fact, boycott may not even be the correct term. I don't like their tracking of people (me) all across the internet at all the sites that people (I) may visit. I have them completely blocked with various extensions to my browser, so their scripts don't run and I don't even see their annoying little buttons.

The problem I run into is when some site links to something that looks interesting, but it's through a twitter link. Usually, just following the link with my locked down browser will not let me get the content. So, I am happy to see the bloggers I read move away from it, because that means they are more likely to link directly to the interesting thing instead of to someone's tweet that mentions that interesting thing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 25, 2016 05:01 PM (R+30W)

96 I'm not on Twitter so I only saw Ace's stuff occasionally, but I gotta say... "Paolo the Wifehunter" still has me chuckling.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at February 25, 2016 05:01 PM (NDVSb)

97 Is that really MUMR or a joke?

Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2016 05:02 PM (sj3Ax)

98 Twitter is like expecting some fetching young thing thing to jump your bones after you've expended $1.44 at a fast food restaurant.

Yeah. It could happen. Then comes the burn a couple days later. So I've been told.

Posted by: mega machines at February 25, 2016 05:02 PM (fbovC)

99 As well as the pics of little dogs and cats.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 04:58 PM (GEICT)


Are you on Glenn Reynold's special shake diet?

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at February 25, 2016 05:02 PM (uURQL)

100 Also the Horde did note the willow shivering yes? Yes?


Not the shivering so much, but I did note that she must be chilly.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 05:02 PM (1xUj/)

101 "anyone seen Deadpool"
=========

I tried to see it last night only to find, to my chagrin, that the local movie plex had closed for the night, presumably because of a piddly snowstorm we had yesterday.

Pathetic!

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:02 PM (7Kbxu)

102 >>> I was pretty sure that couldn't be true, or was just attributed to her based on *other* things she said, but nope. She said that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 04:53 PM (1xUj/)

I could not believe how tone deaf she was either. Good, she will just make Twitter die faster then.

Posted by: LizLem at February 25, 2016 05:02 PM (hvf9s)

103 we're celebrating ace's return to us.

Posted by: willow

I feel like when daddy said he was going to be spending more time at home with the family. And then all he did was bitch about the ankle monitor.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (2oWD2)

104 That hash mentioned at 68--- just saying somebody needs to polish up their karma...

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (sdxPm)

105 Ethan Hawke is in that magnificent 7 remake! Nice of Denzel to throw him a bone hah.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (xuouz)

106 1000 cal/day???? I am having a hard time keeping under 2000/day! Besides, if you lose 4 pound/week you will put it right back on. It is better to lose slowly so your body is used to the calorie intake.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (t2KH5)

107 Not the shivering so much, but I did note that she must be chilly.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 05:02 PM (1xUj/)



And it's not even "national no bra day". Willow is such a giver.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (GEICT)

108 I'm old, I love my new hash is something I would have said when I was a long haired hippie in the 70s

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (5qUEK)

109

I'm not sure if you saw this, Ace, but this is a good adjunct piece I linked a couple days ago.

Using @Twitter's own risk factor analysis to force it to respect viewpoint diversity

http://bit.ly/1QBui9m

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (qCMvj)

110 I'm spam blocking all ads on Twitter until they kick me off.

Posted by: Warden at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (MZ8Zz)

111 post twitter, i've rediscovered my old link-harvest sites, drudge, lucianne, real clear politics.


And the crystal meth. Don't forget about the meth.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (8ZskC)

112 helps alex take off her boots after a very long tedious day..



we're celebrating ace's return to us.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:00 PM (L1+sh)


Back to the smishing! Only slower this time . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (JO9+V)

113 Matt Damon movies for instance are all on my list of alternate view ing options

Posted by: Shiggz at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (G7wcY)

114 Thank you, willow.

anyone seen Deadpool
Posted by: Feh at February 25, 2016 04:59 PM (sF4oM)



Yes.

It would take interpretative dance to express my glee.

It's pretty much exactly the Deadpool movie I wanted.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (mf5HN)

115 I have CNN on & Mario plans a brokered convention!

Sorry I'm OT, Ace.

Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (sj3Ax)

116 Nonsense, ace -- This IS of interest to many of us. The response to censorship is of ultimate interest to us all, whether some don't want to clutter their mind with it.

once you get out of the habit of checking Twitter, full of the guilt of
the narcissist, to see if anyone responded to what you said or retweeted
it (and let's face it, that's the only point of Twitter), it just goes
away in seventy-two hours. You just don't care anymore.


Well I'll be totes honest and say that I keep threads open here to check for any responses I might get from late to the thread posts. Being responded to, being quoted here is satisfying.

That's my commentary 'payday'.

Now respond to this, you fuckers.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (gyKtp)

117 Regarding Disney/ABC, "Maleficient" was the best film in the last 40 years.

But that is NOT a recommendation.

After all, there was not a single decent male in the whole thing.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (1ijHg)

118 after zuckerburg and merkel set up a deal to ban hate speech i add Facebook in the less desirable useful tools of the internet.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (L1+sh)

119 BCochran, you're not a radical, you're scary. Ick. You're dangerous, man. That's crazy talk right there.


Next thing you know, insane people will be talking about personal liberty and all that stuff.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (QDnY+)

120 "I also am boycotting twitter, but for entirely different reasons. As a
matter of fact, boycott may not even be the correct term. I don't like
their tracking of people (me) all across the internet at all the sites
that people (I) may visit."

========

Hello!

Posted by: Facebook Suddenly Barging Obnoxiously Through the Door Without Knocking at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (7Kbxu)

121 >>>I didn't want to mention it but I noticed many months ago that you were basically blogging on Twitter. Glad you're back to keeping it in the family.

yeah that was because a tweet has such a low-cost entry barrier. i can toss out a thought without having to write a whole post. if it spurs another tweet, so be it, and then I kind of wind up blogging.


I was thinking, someone should make a writing program sort of like twitter, like something where you don't have a Big White Page facing you, something that somehow encourages you to just toss out stray thoughts or even just words, and then, once you have that, you can look at it and go "I now have about a page written; all I have to do is link this stuff together and put it in proper sentences."

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (dciA+)

122 Damn I'm good at willowing myself.

Posted by: Blano at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (uiVGU)

123 108- did you see what it is?

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (sdxPm)

124 Twitter doesn't always bring out the best in people

Posted by: spongeworthy at February 25, 2016 05:05 PM (xB4nF)

125 I feel like when daddy said he was going to be spending more time at home with the family. And then all he did was bitch about the ankle monitor.
Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (2oWD2)

haha dang.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:05 PM (L1+sh)

126 1000 cal/day???? I am having a hard time keeping under 2000/day! Besides, if you lose 4 pound/week you will put it right back on. It is better to lose slowly so your body is used to the calorie intake.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (t2KH5)

----

yeah.... youre body goes into shutdown and actually lowers metablolism when you restrict calories that drastically.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:05 PM (8XRCm)

127 Hello!
Posted by: Facebook Suddenly Barging Obnoxiously Through the Door Without Knocking

Got any change, mister?

Posted by: Myspace at February 25, 2016 05:05 PM (zmW4B)

128 Here's a thought, now hang on everyone because this is radical.....if you like a movie, go see it, if you like twitter, use it, if you don't like these things, don't see or use them.

That's it.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:00 PM (GEICT)



What kind of arcane wizardy is this of which you speak?

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 25, 2016 05:05 PM (mf5HN)

129 Next thing you know, insane people will be talking about personal liberty and all that stuff.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (QDnY+)



Baby steps man, baby steps.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:05 PM (GEICT)

130 Good ole Ace.. even his posts about why he won't review something are 10,000 words!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 25, 2016 05:05 PM (so+oy)

131 Mental hygeine? But isn't she the one with the shit for brains?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:06 PM (1ijHg)

132 So I will promote my site on Twitter.


Oh Jesus! INCOMING!

Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2016 05:06 PM (v0/PR)

133 For those of you not wanting to give money to Disney/ESPN/etc etc...Download TVMC for your Windows/Android device. Or you can buy an Android TV box on eBay for $60 or so. You're not downloading anything, so it's not illegal to use. I just watched Zoolander 2 on it the other night, so there's even stuff that's out in theaters on it.

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at February 25, 2016 05:06 PM (g25eo)

134 post twitter, i've rediscovered my old link-harvest sites, drudge, lucianne, real clear politics.

Posted by: ace



*sobs*

You slut!

Posted by: Hot Air at February 25, 2016 05:06 PM (1xUj/)

135 Also, quick reminder to everyone: If you're not paying for a product, you are the product.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:06 PM (GEICT)

136 Twitter doesn't always bring out the best in people
Posted by: spongeworthy at February 25, 2016 05:05 PM (xB4nF)

----

Missed the last thread eh???

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:06 PM (8XRCm)

137 I have a twitter account. I would have to request help with my password to login to quit.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:07 PM (1ijHg)

138 I bet your local library has some very recent film releases - our local branch seems to get DVD's donated from a RedBox vendor.

Posted by: 13times at February 25, 2016 05:07 PM (WHVu+)

139 And regarding how I deal with Holllywood, I just pirate the shit out of everything.

War has no rules.

Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 05:07 PM (6ejxM)

140 I just finished supper and totaled up calories for the day. 2477 calories for today.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 25, 2016 05:07 PM (t2KH5)

141 I have deactivated both my Polliwog accounts and will only retain the one I use for my business. Yes that will provide Twitter with some content, but I need a way to advertise and this way the up-front cost is zero.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 25, 2016 05:07 PM (GDulk)

142 You shoukd all watch the first 5 minutes of Justin and knights of valor. You will sleep better knowing that someone else gets our experience.

Posted by: Shiggz at February 25, 2016 05:07 PM (G7wcY)

143 my big realization taht Twitter was bad was when I live-tweeted Spectre. I didn't intend to. I just tossed out an observation that it was pretty bad, but then got pissed off and kept tweeting it was bad.

I realized "Shit I should have just done that on the site, for god's sakes." but it's the low entry barrier thing: when I started doing it, I did not intend to keep doing it.

The next night I started watchign 50 shades of gray and so I announced on the site I'd live blog it on the site, but I didn't make any guaranteed i would finish, because I wanted to keep the entry barrier low. If I had to promise to finish watching it, it would have looked too onerous to begin.

anyway that was sort of the week i decided i was done with twitter.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:07 PM (dciA+)

144 Can I have a greasemonkey script that changes all references to Donald J. Trump to Barney the Dinosaur?

I helped summon Godzilla here, and even I'm sick of this shit now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 25, 2016 05:07 PM (9krrF)

145
117 Regarding Disney/ABC, "Maleficient" was the best film in the last 40 years.

But that is NOT a recommendation.

After all, there was not a single decent male in the whole thing.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (1ijHg)


Maleficent and Frozen essentially had the exact same overall moral. Frozen was better. And it did include a decent man in it.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 25, 2016 05:07 PM (z/Ubi)

146 yeah that was because a tweet has such a low-cost entry barrier. i can toss out a thought without having to write a whole post. if it spurs another tweet, so be it, and then I kind of wind up blogging.


I was thinking, someone should make a writing program sort of like twitter, like something where you don't have a Big White Page facing you, something that somehow encourages you to just toss out stray thoughts or even just words, and then, once you have that, you can look at it and go "I now have about a page written; all I have to do is link this stuff together and put it in proper sentences."

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (dciA+)


Scrivener.

Scrivener.

Scrivener.

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php

You pull up the corkboard and that has what looks like old fashioned note cards and you just jot down ideas on that and then do a whole bunch of them and rearrange and voila! There's a whole page or 12.

Looooooove Scrivener.

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (mf5HN)

147 Well I'll be totes honest and say that I keep threads open here to check for any responses I might get from late to the thread posts. Being responded to, being quoted here is satisfying.
That's my commentary 'payday'.
Now respond to this, you fuckers.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (gyKtp)

Only if YOU respond to THIS

Yeah I get a kick out knowing that I got a response out of someone.

Well, most someones...

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (xuouz)

148 Not the shivering so much, but I did note that she must be chilly.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 25, 2016 05:02 PM (1xUj/)


And it's not even "national no bra day". Willow is such a giver.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (GEICT)



So THAT'S why the hall mirror is cut in half!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (tBimT)

149
There is a lot of shit on twitter I enjoy. I like a number of the brit twats, brit writers, phd students in archeology and medieval manuscripts. Cant beat twitter for seeing cool photos of their research.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (iQIUe)

150 139 And regarding how I deal with Holllywood, I just pirate the shit out of everything.

War has no rules.

Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 05:07 PM (6ejxM)



I'm sure what you meant was that is a thing that some people do but that you're not endorsing or promoting. Since promoting an illegal activity in the comments at Ace's site would be rude and is something he has asked us in the past not to do.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (GEICT)

151 >>> Also, quick reminder to everyone: If you're not paying for a product, you are the product.

and: Are you playing the game, or is the game playing you?

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (dciA+)

152 One.


Did JackStraw ever clarify his circle-jerk/cracker comment from the last thread? Do we understand this sufficiently yet?


Two.


I'd just like to get in front of all this stuff and announce, formally and forcefully, that I repudiate all endorsements I might garner from any surviving members of the Khmer Rouge leadership in exile in France. Or from the CA prison guards' union. Or the Kiwanis club.


Three.


Ace, tellin' ya, in addition to Twitter for language learning, just start reading foreign news sites and watching furrin TV on the web.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (QDnY+)

153 1000 cal/day???? I am having a hard time keeping under 2000/day! Besides, if you lose 4 pound/week you will put it right back on. It is better to lose slowly so your body is used to the calorie intake.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (t2KH5)


For men, forget it. Impossible.

For women? Easier.

I've been eating between 1000-1200 a day for about 6 weeks now. No problems. Yesterday, 1100. Today, a little less. I'm never hungry. If I am, I eat a piece of fruit, or a yogurt. I won't starve myself.

I expect to lose only 1 pound or so a week. But, that's good, like you said. If you crash diet, you gain it all back by just looking at food.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (qCMvj)

154 As I like to point out to my Facebook and Google friends, if you are not paying for the service, you are not the customer. You are the product.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (1ijHg)

155 Iowahawk is great on Twitter, but after he joined he completely stopped doing long-form posts on his blog which were great and are sorely missed. Maybe it makes people lazy in a way, or the ability to do anything over 140 characters atrophies.

Posted by: Mark1971 at February 25, 2016 05:09 PM (vaR50)

156 I like the Israeli twitter warriors, too. And here is one of my favorite medievalists:

https://twitter.com/DamienKempf

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 05:09 PM (iQIUe)

157 alex-- yeah i have scrivener and it's good for that. but it would be even better if it had a function called like "brainstorm" where it closed you off from the whole page and just gave you a little box where you could type fragmentary thoughts.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:09 PM (dciA+)

158 something that somehow encourages you to just toss out stray thoughts or even just words, and then, once you have that, you can look at it and go "I now have about a page written; all I have to do is link this stuff together and put it in proper sentences."
Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (dciA+)

"Word processing"

Posted by: "Aliens" guy at February 25, 2016 05:09 PM (xuouz)

159 There is an echo in here.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:09 PM (1ijHg)

160 >>> I think Marvel is on its way to embargoing its self with its films. They had a high point but I question whether they can keep it going. Avengers II was really disappointing to me and a lot of fans. Cap 3 looks awful. I'm really not looking forward to Kill Whitey aka Black Panther.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 04:59 PM (39g3+)

Not to give Marvel the attention that Ace is trying to avoid...but they were courting Ava Duvernay for the Panther movie and talks died. Everyone was kissy kissy about it in the press but I thought the implication was that she wanted to make a kill whitey movie and Marvel refused?

And the original Civil War comic was very lefty, had a pro illegal immigration stance? All the rewrites for the movie seem to have eliminated that angle. The Cap movies have been surprisingly pro freedom; maybe it's a bait and switch, but I haven't been lefty sucker punched by them yet.

Note that I stress YET.

Posted by: LizLem at February 25, 2016 05:09 PM (hvf9s)

161 So looks like ace owes us all some elegant dinners.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 25, 2016 05:10 PM (z/Ubi)

162 Can someone explain the nckate hash thing to those of us under this rock over here?

Or do I not want to know?

Posted by: TexasDan at February 25, 2016 05:10 PM (pllgW)

163 Once you quit tweeting you automatically get 20 points put back onto your Man Card.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 05:10 PM (N96yY)

164 Man, I'm five years Facebook free this summer, Lord Jesus hallelujah. It's a hell of a lot easier than you think. Never got into Twitter myself.

If your staying on sites like that for professional networking purposes, there are professional networking sites, aside rom LinkedIn (which is great), springing up all over and for virtually any line of work. You just have to find them.

Posted by: Mark V. at February 25, 2016 05:10 PM (bZL5e)

165 I really liked when Twitter was the best and fastest way to get live and hopefully local normal person accounts of real events. Like the Paris shootings and such. Or an easy way to see funny stuff. And not limited to "friends" like on FB. But boy are they blowing it fast.

Posted by: Beth M at February 25, 2016 05:10 PM (kiy9d)

166
I for one am relieved that Ace has foregone all character limits

Posted by: Feh at February 25, 2016 04:51 PM (sF4oM)








The New AoSHQ: All movie reviews, all the time.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 25, 2016 05:11 PM (176QP)

167 nckate,

You owe me a BJ?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:11 PM (1ijHg)

168 and: Are you playing the game, or is the game playing you?

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (dciA+)



https://youtu.be/FYmm5YQSv2I

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:11 PM (GEICT)

169 And regarding how I deal with Holllywood, I just pirate the shit out of everything.



War has no rules.



Posted by: Tivoli



Selfish bastard. You are the reason George Clooney has only one estate on Lake Como.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:11 PM (2oWD2)

170 alex-- yeah i have scrivener and it's good for that. but it would be even better if it had a function called like "brainstorm" where it closed you off from the whole page and just gave you a little box where you could type fragmentary thoughts.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:09 PM (dciA+)

You wouldn't use it, it's the audience response that generates the dopamine hits for twitter (and, for me, facebook, and most lately these comments).

I envy prolific writers of long-form works. Bastards.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:11 PM (xuouz)

171 I don't understand that "you are the product" thing.

If you aren't providing personal information, how are you the product?

I have, on occasion, viewed some *cough* untoward videos online at websites which do not charge me for the service. They have ads, which I do not click on.

So how am I the product?

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:11 PM (7Kbxu)

172 >>> Iowahawk is great on Twitter, but after he joined he completely stopped doing long-form posts on his blog which were great and are sorely missed. Maybe it makes people lazy in a way, or the ability to do anything over 140 characters atrophies.

this too. also, if you're a narcissist (and most people are, to some extent), what it winds up doing is being a more *efficient* way of getting a narcissistic validation, because all you have to do is write 140 characters and then you get to see people go "Like" and you're like "Shit, I'm not writing a 700 word essay when I can just get my validation from a twenty word toss-off."

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:11 PM (dciA+)

173 Posted by: TexasDan at February 25, 2016 05:10 PM (pllgW

Her hash says she owes us all a BJ.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 05:12 PM (N96yY)

174 133 For those of you not wanting to give money to Disney/ESPN/etc etc...Download TVMC for your Windows/Android device. Or you can buy an Android TV box on eBay for $60 or so. You're not downloading anything, so it's not illegal to use. I just watched Zoolander 2 on it the other night, so there's even stuff that's out in theaters on it.

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at February 25, 2016 05:06 PM (g25eo)

++++

TVMC is a streaming app. By definition, you are downloading the content to your computer. If you are concerned with violating copyright, that app is not a solution.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 25, 2016 05:12 PM (R+30W)

175 147 Only if YOU respond to THIS

Yeah I get a kick out knowing that I got a response out of someone.

Well, most someones...

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:08 PM (xuouz)


You scratch my back...

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2016 05:12 PM (gyKtp)

176 Selfish bastard. You are the reason George Clooney has only one estate on Lake Como.
Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:11 PM (2oWD2)

-----

Yeah.... like anything Clooney put out ever gets Torrented.

**(see how one structures a sentenced to be lawfully compliant??)**

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:12 PM (8XRCm)

177 >>>You wouldn't use it, it's the audience response that generates the dopamine hits for twitter (and, for me, facebook, and most lately these comments).

I envy prolific writers of long-form works. Bastards.

...

what if the program was randomly programmed to "LIKE" some of the fragments you tossed out, and maybe throw GOLD MEDALS at you for others

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:12 PM (dciA+)

178 I'm sure what you meant was that is a thing that some people do but that you're not endorsing or promoting. Since promoting an illegal activity in the comments at Ace's site would be rude and is something he has asked us in the past not to do.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk



If that's Ace's rule I can abide by it, but I also like to go 50mph when the speed limit is 45mph. I don't see how saying that put's anyone in legal jeopardy.

I also liked to tape songs off the radio in the 80s.

Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 05:13 PM (6ejxM)

179 The Disney boycott needs to be hard and nationwide and relentless, even though I know it won't.

Mainly because it might require a little bit of lifestyle change from conservatives and Christians, and the overwhelming majority are too lazy or meh to do it (unlike moi).

"What, not take the kids to Disneyland"? What will people think?"

Another reason nothing well change...no commitment.

Posted by: Blano at February 25, 2016 05:13 PM (sdPF/)

180 I was thinking, someone should make a writing program sort of like twitter, like something where you don't have a Big White Page facing you, something that somehow encourages you to just toss out stray thoughts or even just words, and then, once you have that, you can look at it and go "I now have about a page written; all I have to do is link this stuff together and put it in proper sentences."

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:04 PM (dciA+)


didn't this site link the AI program here that tries that?
or did I see it somewhere else?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 25, 2016 05:13 PM (qCMvj)

181 Here's link to Mario & brokered convention:

http://tinyurl.com/j64nhhv

Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2016 05:13 PM (sj3Ax)

182 I cant believe they banned Adam Baldwin.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 05:13 PM (iQIUe)

183 IOU a Beejer, the debt that never gets paid...

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 05:14 PM (sdxPm)

184 If your staying on sites like that for professional networking purposes, there are professional networking sites, aside rom LinkedIn (which is great), springing up all over and for virtually any line of work. You just have to find them.
Posted by: Mark V. at February 25, 2016 05:10 PM (bZL5e)

But you do have to find them. I think that's where a lot of millenials fall down. You can lead them to water, but if they're not sure they know how to drink, they'll just go home and watch netflix.

Thanks, extremely advanced-state service economy, for making every last aspect of our modern day a completely spoon-fed experience.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:14 PM (xuouz)

185 all you have to do is write 140 characters and then you get to see people go "Like" and you're like "Shit, I'm not writing a 700 word essay when I can just get my validation from a twenty word toss-off."

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:11 PM (dciA+)

why did that remind me of porn .

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:14 PM (L1+sh)

186 ace was pretty much my man reason for checking ttwitttter.

I deactivated my account, and I would love if somehow they lost market share eventually.

Posted by: Max Power at February 25, 2016 05:14 PM (q177U)

187 I could quit twitter easy like ace says but man I love me a smoke and a cup of joe about 6 or 7 times a day. Probably not going to stop doing that but I would never offer someone who struggled to quit a smoke, even if it were easy like it was for ace apparently.

Posted by: kahall at February 25, 2016 05:14 PM (xTgLs)

188 182 I cant believe they banned Adam Baldwin.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 05:13 PM (iQIUe)



They didn't. He left on his own in protest.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:14 PM (GEICT)

189 Freaking Kim Kardashian used to get and probably still does to an extent up to 50,000 just to tweet about a product she may be using.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 05:14 PM (N96yY)

190 Chris Pratt is in the Magnificent Seven remake with Denzel Washington.

Gonna be awful, awful hard to be as good as the original. Or even the original, original Seven Samurai.

I do like the idea of people having this fresh in their minds though, for personal reasons.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:15 PM (39g3+)

191 ace, been meaning to get this brown-nosing out of the way for a few days - but thanks for being with us so much. And all the posts, of course.


I'm thinking we might need you to commit to a two-tikka masala dinner at least once a week (or a whole rasher of bacon, pan-fried).



Seems there are some things that will enhance the value of our platinum memberships. And it's nice when the secondary-market value of those memberships go up on GunBroker, and other auction sites.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 25, 2016 05:15 PM (QDnY+)

192 IOU a Beejer, the debt that never gets paid...
Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 05:14 PM (sdxPm)

"I'd be in a threesome with you and another girl..."

At least I know she likes me enough to tell me big lies.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:15 PM (xuouz)

193 Well, Kensington, for example, based on your user history, we can tell the porn manufacturers that Larger Sized Women Smoking Cigarettes While Polishing Their Vinyl Heels videos are an emergent market.

Posted by: The Porn Sites Used by Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:15 PM (dciA+)

194 You wouldn't use it, it's the audience response that generates the dopamine hits for twitter (and, for me, facebook, and most lately these comments).

I am kind of hating the dopamine thing these days.

The only way I can read a book lately is to bring one to a bar and not watch the teevee.

I spent a bunch of weekend camping at the Cape last summer intending to fish a lot, and found that I liked sitting in a chair in the woods reading a book.

I wish I could do that in regular life.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 25, 2016 05:15 PM (1xUj/)

195 >>Iowahawk is great on Twitter, but after he joined he completely stopped
doing long-form posts on his blog which were great and are sorely
missed. Maybe it makes people lazy in a way, or the ability to do
anything over 140 characters atrophies.


Part of the problem is that Iowahawk and ace (and a few others) are so darn good at firing off a succinct, under 140 character takedown.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 05:15 PM (NOIQH)

196
SpaceX

Weather for today's launch attempt at 80% go, though upper level winds and ground level winds remain watch items.

If it is a go, it's at 6:46 pm EST

Shall we all watch it together?

USA!
USA!
USA!


Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 05:15 PM (iQIUe)

197 BCochran, what about Comdr.Salamander?

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:16 PM (L1+sh)

198 162 Can someone explain the nckate hash thing to those of us under this rock over here?

Or do I not want to know?
Posted by: TexasDan

I will. but first Kate will blow you.

Posted by: x at February 25, 2016 05:16 PM (nFwvY)

199 >>> It would take interpretative dance to express my glee. It's pretty much exactly the Deadpool movie I wanted. Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 25, 2016 05:03 PM (mf5HN)

Look forward to a review one day on the podcast!

Posted by: LizLem at February 25, 2016 05:16 PM (hvf9s)

200 197 BCochran, what about Comdr.Salamander?

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:16 PM (L1+sh)



?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:16 PM (GEICT)

201 I'm sure the SJW wouldn't stop with just a few Twitter accounts, they will keep picking off conservatives as opportunity let's them.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2016 05:16 PM (fizMZ)

202 Well darn -- I don't want an 'easy' embargo on twitter. I deleted my inactive account. What a I want is someone with some know how to say "hey, instagram or yikyak or ???" has almost all the same features and no censoring so lets all go there. Then I'll sign up and maybe even stay a bit more active on that new thing and feel like I'm sending a message of "want social media customers, easy just don't censor ideas"

Posted by: Palerider at February 25, 2016 05:16 PM (dkExz)

203 my big realization taht Twitter was bad was when I live-tweeted Spectre. I didn't intend to. I just tossed out an observation that it was pretty bad, but then got pissed off and kept tweeting it was bad.


we just watched it last Friday night
it was bad
sadly

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 25, 2016 05:17 PM (qCMvj)

204 I like the Ace posting presence too. Seems to be more civil, somehow.

Posted by: kraken at February 25, 2016 05:17 PM (sdxPm)

205 BCochran, what about Comdr.Salamander?

-----


Awwwwe..... cute.

Is that his nickname for .... it.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:17 PM (8XRCm)

206 "Well, Kensington, for example, based on your user history, we can tell
the porn manufacturers that Larger Sized Women Smoking Cigarettes While
Polishing Their Vinyl Heels videos are an emergent market."

========

Well, okay, but what do I care? The idea that "you are the product" is usually put forth as some kind of caution, something to be concerned about. Why should I care if my anonymous viewing of granny crush pr()n provides feedback to the producers of such fetish flicks?

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:17 PM (7Kbxu)

207 Part of the problem is that Iowahawk and ace (and a few others) are so darn good at firing off a succinct, under 140 character takedown.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 05:15 PM (NOIQH)

You're right Lizzy. It's those GAT damn smart people.

Let's git 'em.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:18 PM (xuouz)

208 Don't forget the lotion. Chafing is a bitch.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 04:55 PM (GEICT)

It's the Horde....it doesn't take long enough to chafe.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 05:18 PM (Zu3d9)

209 All the Morons should be aware that the TPP agreement that Republicans sold us out on significantly increases the penalties for pirating.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 25, 2016 05:18 PM (t2KH5)

210 Ace's decision to scale back on Twitter has caused me to pause and take stock of certain core, fundamenta, truths. Namely that I think Foghat is possibly the worst band in the history of recorded music.

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2016 05:18 PM (e3bId)

211 So part of the reason I will provide one or two posts a day is just to keep them from taking away my brand-name account and then, like a cybersquatter, threatening to assign it to someone else, including an enemy.

It's a nice idea, as long as you aren't fooling yourself that they need a plausible reason to cancel your account.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2016 05:18 PM (NA5LM)

212 Posted by: WheelmanForHire at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (fqHqA)

I did wonder if I should make them ban me, but the *vast* majority of my tweets were the Horde's comments stolen for #AtTheHQ. If Ace doesn't want to be giving them content from his blog it sort of defeats the point (in a small way, to be sure) if I am doing so. Also, I just didn't want to work that hard.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 25, 2016 05:18 PM (GDulk)

213 Maleficent was better, because it was NOT a musical.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:18 PM (1ijHg)

214 Or even the original, original Seven Samurai.




Man, there was a lot of men's bare ass cheeks in that movie. Like, a whole lot.

They need to remake that movie with chicks!

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:18 PM (2oWD2)

215 BCochran, no i've read twiiter ? er maybe Facebook has also been jerkinghim around

on a a.m thread.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:19 PM (L1+sh)

216 I haven't seen any of the Daniel Craig James Bond movies. Are any of them any good?

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:19 PM (7Kbxu)

217 >>we just watched it last Friday night
it was bad
sadly

so f'n' bad, it was so disappointing.

one line I tweeted (I think it was the first line) was "I just got to the Pod Race scene in Spectre."

Posted by: The Porn Sites Used by Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:19 PM (dciA+)

218 >>I'm sure the SJW wouldn't stop with just a few Twitter accounts, they
will keep picking off conservatives as opportunity let's them.


Exactly.
They're just taking out high-value targets right now, Milo, RSMcCain, Correia. Funny how all of these dudes were such prominent voices against the Gamergate nonsense, huh?

It's an election year, so they will likely take out any prominent political voices that could influence the presidential race.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 05:19 PM (NOIQH)

219 all you have to do is write 140 characters and then you get to see people go "Like" and you're like "Shit, I'm not writing a 700 word essay when I can just get my validation from a twenty word toss-off."

Its more than that, though. People don't read 700 word essays, but they will flick past a little comment or 10. So it feels more like you're connecting. And unlike comments or page hits, those retweets, responses, and favorites give you feedback, sometimes in real time, to your work which is very comforting to a writer.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:19 PM (39g3+)

220
I think that social media is essentially a sea of effluent, dotted with a few islands of decency.

Posted by: Randy Westerfeld at February 25, 2016 05:19 PM (zp6Kj)

221 Ace embargoes Twitter & I have embargoed Faux for being Marco fan television. I put CNN on instead. I'm very close to cancelling Rupert Murdoch owned WSJ. They too are Marco fans & anti Cruz.
Bret Stephens blames Mark Levin for Trump!


I have to go wash stuff out of my hair.
BBL.

Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2016 05:19 PM (sj3Ax)

222 Awwwwe..... cute.

Is that his nickname for .... it.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:17 PM (8XRCm)

Oo

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (L1+sh)

223 BCochran, no i've read twiiter ? er maybe Facebook has also been jerkinghim around

on a a.m thread.
Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:19 PM (L1+sh)

----


willow IS Sven


Mind.Blown.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (8XRCm)

224 Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 05:14 PM (N96yY)

I think the large-assed whore has a few more followers than Ace.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (Zu3d9)

225 It's the Horde....it doesn't take long enough to chafe.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


We should totally have a Circle Chafe.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (2oWD2)

226
I don't understand that "you are the product" thing.

If you aren't providing personal information, how are you the product?

I have, on occasion, viewed some *cough* untoward videos online at websites which do not charge me for the service. They have ads, which I do not click on.

So how am I the product?

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:11 PM (7Kbxu)







Metadata, search history etc. It all has value. Plus, if you use more than one Facebook product, like Instagram or WhatsApp, they get linked together whether you like it or not, especially if you use the same email for your account.

That's why I left FB years ago. I was getting indications that my personal and business lives on social media were being intermingled without my knowledge. Luckily, I wasn't fully on board with that stuff yet.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (176QP)

227 I haven't seen any of the Daniel Craig James Bond movies. Are any of them any good?

Casino Royale was good, the others are decent, but none of them really felt like Bond movies to me.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (39g3+)

228 I have to go wash stuff out of my hair.
BBL.

Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2016 05:19 PM (sj3Ax)



Wow.

I mean....wow.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:21 PM (GEICT)

229 My easy embargo of Disney/ABC/Marvel consists of not giving them any money, not necessarily avoiding their entertainment.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 25, 2016 05:21 PM (evdj2)

230 We should totally have a Circle Chafe.
Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (2oWD2)

----

Depends on *which* circle youre talking about.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:21 PM (8XRCm)

231 Well, okay, but what do I care? The idea that "you are the product" is usually put forth as some kind of caution, something to be concerned about. Why should I care if my anonymous viewing of granny crush pr()n provides feedback to the producers of such fetish flicks?
Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:17 PM (7Kbxu)

Well, first off, they still make money (though less) if you just see the advertisements, you don't have to click on them.

And secondly, that data is being shared across a massive array of different targeted ad users. There's absolutely no way the porn sites aren't sharing information on viewership with other advertisers so they can extrapolate (flesh out, if you will) a more complete picture of your tastes and habits based on the very, very basic appetites being serviced by pornography.

So, fuck them, is what it really comes down to.

Also, I'm certain that computer webcams are turned on at all times for basic information gathering purposes. So somewhere, someone has a database of 3/4s of the world's o-faces thanks to having those cameras on during peak pron hours.

Think about THAT.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:21 PM (xuouz)

232 willow IS Sven

Mind.Blown.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (8XRCm)



Dammit. That's just funny right there.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (GEICT)

233 90 Here's a thought, now hang on everyone because this is radical.....if you like a movie, go see it, if you like twitter, use it, if you don't like these things, don't see or use them.

That's it.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:00 PM (GEICT)


-----------------


That looks way too complicated.

Posted by: Soona at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (Fmupd)

234 Wow.

I mean....wow.




Yeah, in this place.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (evdj2)

235 I haven't seen any of the Daniel Craig James Bond movies. Are any of them any good?


Posted by: Kensington

My favorites of the franchise. But not many around here will agree. See them in order. It's another thing I like about the reboot.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (2oWD2)

236 fixerupper, !

alright i liked sven, but He was very smart, so other than his bits , i guess that's ok.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (L1+sh)

237 Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 25, 2016 05:21 PM (evdj2)

And you a law-abiding citizen and all.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (Zu3d9)

238 I have never given this a name, but I'll call this the "easy embargo."

So, you're still smoking several cigs a week? NTTATWWT.

Posted by: olddog in mo at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (Dhht7)

239 But then, not having seen Frozen, I really shouldn't make that claim.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (1ijHg)

240 Am I the only one who is no longer seeing any ads on Twitter? When the McCain thing blew up I blocked a couple of ads and told one of the advertisers that it was in protest of Twitter practicing viewpoint discrimination by censoring based on politics. The next day I no longer saw ANY ads on Twitter, not just the ones I blocked but nothing at all.

Is there a prosaic explanation for this or they trying to limit the fallout from their foolishness?

Posted by: Thatch at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (pBZp4)

241 Why should I care if my anonymous viewing of granny crush pr()n provides feedback to the producers of such fetish flicks?

*flash ad for boob cream*

Yes, quite anonymous.

*flash ad for leather boots*

Posted by: Malware Pushing Advertisers at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (uURQL)

242 willow IS Sven

Mind.Blown.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (8XRCm)

I don't believe it!

Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (0eidE)

243 That looks way too complicated.

Posted by: Soona at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (Fmupd)



I know, I know. But we should be setting lofty goals for ourselves. We should aim to better ourselves.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:23 PM (GEICT)

244 That's why I left FB years ago. I was getting indications that my personal and business lives on social media were being intermingled without my knowledge. Luckily, I wasn't fully on board with that stuff yet.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (176QP)

Yeah, I'm a fucking dumbass. I post extremely conservative political shit to facebook literally every day.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:23 PM (xuouz)

245
I have to go wash stuff out of my hair.

BBL.



Posted by: Carol at February 25, 2016 05:19 PM (sj3Ax)

Was it from the circle jerk in the last thread?

Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2016 05:23 PM (v0/PR)

246 So, CNN is claiming that Trump won't get enough delegates to win the nomination.


Earth to CNN: Trump is running away with it.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:23 PM (1ijHg)

247 I've heard of Instagram but I've never used it. I went to their website to see what it's all about, but they want me to create an account without even letting me look in the window first. So forget 'em. Whoever they are and whatever they do. Don't care enough to find out.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 25, 2016 05:23 PM (dFi94)

248 srsly?

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:24 PM (L1+sh)

249 We should totally have a Circle Chafe.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (2oWD2)



----



Depends on *which* circle youre talking about.

Posted by: fixerupper


I wish you'd told me that earlier!!! This really stings!!!

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:24 PM (2oWD2)

250 Twitter dumbing down America.

I still love the documentaries on the Civil War when they read the letters written to and from. You don't get a lot of 'Who that bitch be? '

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 05:24 PM (N96yY)

251 Am I the only one who is no longer seeing any ads on Twitter? When the McCain thing blew up I blocked a couple of ads and told one of the advertisers that it was in protest of Twitter practicing viewpoint discrimination by censoring based on politics. The next day I no longer saw ANY ads on Twitter, not just the ones I blocked but nothing at all.

Is there a prosaic explanation for this or they trying to limit the fallout from their foolishness?
Posted by: Thatch at February 25, 2016 05:22 PM (pBZp4)

Not just you. I'm not seeing them either.

Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 05:24 PM (0eidE)

252 WHEEEEEEE~!

@StarChamberMaid 4m

It looks like someone pulled a firearm alarm to shut down @benshapiro at the @yaf event

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 25, 2016 05:24 PM (62Vup)

253 And you a law-abiding citizen and all.....


I have a long and storied history of sneaking into drive-ins.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 25, 2016 05:24 PM (evdj2)

254 Was it from the circle jerk in the last thread?
Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2016 05:23 PM (v0/PR)

---

jello on the Twister mat.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:24 PM (8XRCm)

255 >>Whoever they are and whatever they do. Don't care enough to find out.


Kinda like twitter but with pictures?
People take selfies, stuff they're eating, where they are and get comments on 'em.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (NOIQH)

256 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:15 PM (39g3+)

I just convinced some friends we need to do a Seven Samurai movie watch. Very excited to intro them to Kurosawa. Magnificent Seven maybe down the road...

Has anyone here see the Samurai 7 anime, what did you think of it? I found the main girl super annoying. Loved the look but not all the changes.

Posted by: LizLem at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (hvf9s)

257 "Think about THAT."
======

That only heightens the experience!

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (7Kbxu)

258 We should totally have a Circle Chafe.
Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (2oWD2)

----

Depends on *which* circle youre talking about.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:21 PM (8XRCm)


Taint happening.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (tBimT)

259 btw, you know how we like to complain that the liberals get to interfere with the GOP nomination process and we end up with guys like John McCain and Mitt Romney?

How is it any different with Donald Trump?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (1ijHg)

260 srsly?
Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:24 PM (L1+sh)

Oh God, Sven using that abbreviation too....

Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (0eidE)

261
If you aren't providing personal information, how are you the product?


What you respond to, what you click on, and what you talk about are all things they gather info on, and sell to advertisers. Advertisers are then able to target you wherever you go on the internet that twitter (or facebook, or whatever) gives them info on. You're the product.

When Amazon started up, they didn't give a crap about books. They sold books to gather info on customers: what they bought, what they browsed, what they reviewed, etc. Then armed with that, they started adding products and suggesting them, as well as selling info to advertisers.

Amazon isn't a store. Its an information gathering company that also sells stuff.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (39g3+)

262 sheesh, i don't know whether to be insulted or better about myself

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (L1+sh)

263 Ace's decision to scale back on Twitter has caused me to pause and take stock of certain core, fundamenta, truths. Namely that I think Foghat is possibly the worst band in the history of recorded music.
Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2016 05:18 PM (e3bId)

I'm in the mood
*oomchuh oomchah oomchuh oomchah*
The rhythm is ri-EEET
*boom chukka boom chuh boom chukka boom chuh*
Mooove to thuh myoozick

Yeah fuck those guys.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (xuouz)

264 really?

Well good for you, then. still, I assume you take my point. .
Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (dciA+)


yea, I get it
it's true, what you said

you should only shoot for 1-2/week
and for women, it's much less in calorie intake then men

just have to eat the right things that keep you full
with the nutrients you need




Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (qCMvj)

265 254 Was it from the circle jerk in the last thread?
Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2016 05:23 PM (v0/PR)

---

jello on the Twister mat.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:24 PM (8XRCm)



Nah, it was from Amish and his rage 'batin.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:26 PM (GEICT)

266 >>It looks like someone pulled a firearm alarm to shut down @benshapiro at the @yaf event


Ah, yes, heckler's veto didn't work, so now they're *proving* Shapiro is dangerous by calling in a bomb threat. Same thing happened at an anti-gamergate event, too, right?
The Left is not all that creative.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 05:26 PM (NOIQH)

267 Oh God, Sven using that abbreviation too....
Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (0eidE)

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TOLDJA!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:26 PM (8XRCm)

268 I have to confess, I'm mildly of another school of thought on the Twitter thing.

The SJW crybullies at the Twitter Star Chamber want to purge themselves of their opponents, so one of the first things they do is exile Robert Stacy McCain. I think it's pretty crappy what they did to him. The problem is that a number of other voices that I follow have decided to pull the plug and cancel their accounts in protest. Yeah, I get that, but there's this perverse part of me that says Why? They want conservative voices gone, and we punish them by granting their wish?

They want to socially interact in their euphoric little safe space, where there are no disagreeing voices and no need for trigger warnings. Why should I give them that? There's a part of me that wants to make life miserable for the crybullies. Something in me says that I should be their thorn in the flesh, that I should be challenging them.

So, I get it, but I don't know. Is it nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them? I'm open to persuasion on this -- so please, feel free to talk me into this.

Posted by: Qoheleth at February 25, 2016 05:26 PM (iIzG7)

269
I am not involved in twitter, yet I found it to be fairly interesting.
It is a scheme designed to coopt its users to actually be "workers" making the product. They do this by coopting your weaknesses. Its basically Vegas for people hooked on themselves. You twitters work it like it was a job, the same way a gambling addict pulls the arm of the one armedbandit.

Posted by: simplemind at February 25, 2016 05:26 PM (JTwsP)

270 People take selfies, stuff they're eating, where they are and get comments on 'em.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (NOIQH)
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Hmmm. *Thinks about it. Decides it's something I can live without.* Thanks.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 25, 2016 05:27 PM (dFi94)

271 stop that!

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:27 PM (L1+sh)

272 >>>Why? They want conservative voices gone, and we punish them by granting their wish?

I have to point out i've quit twitter only PARTLY in response to that.

The fact is, I slapped an extension on my browser limiting me to 20 minutes of twitter a day the week before that. I had decided it was a meritless endeavor for reasons having nothing to do with censorship, though the censorship thing sure didn't help.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:28 PM (dciA+)

273 I like Daniel Craig James Bond stories.

C'mon. At this point all the books have been done (some more than once). It's just fluff.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:28 PM (1ijHg)

274 A long time ago I scrubbed my Facebook account of everything political I'd ever posted (not much, but enough to warrant scrubbing), and since then it's mainly dormant.

However, I still browse, and I'm forever taken aback by how freely every leftwing nincompoop I've ever known posts libelous, obnoxious things about anyone not of their tribe.

Don't these imbeciles ever worry about unexpected blowback from that? And then I remember: no, of course not. They're liberals, so they face no potential consequences for any of it.

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:28 PM (7Kbxu)

275 That huge hit song from Frozen is crap. The production is horrible. Sounded like cookie cutter filler, which is what most songs from musicals are. I really heard it for the first time in the car about a month ago. Sounds like it came out in 1989.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:28 PM (2oWD2)

276 willow IS Sven

Svillow?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:29 PM (39g3+)

277 btw, you know how we like to complain that the liberals get to interfere with the GOP nomination process and we end up with guys like John McCain and Mitt Romney?
How is it any different with Donald Trump?
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (1ijHg)

John McCain and Romney were very open about being Democrats, aesthetically, just fiscally conservative. And they wanted to be gentlemen, and didn't think it was appropriate to score cheap points on their opponent, Barack Obama, a decent and upstanding man from whom we had nothing to fear should he win the election.

Donald Trump wants to build a wall to secure our border, bomb the shit out of ISIS, tell anyone who gives him crap that they're an ugly, pathetic, low-energy mess of a loser, and makes cracks about female anchors being on their periods if they cross him. And make everybody rich.

They'd never in a billion years dream of putting him up as a stalking horse.

This is all really happening. We live in 21st century America and it looks like a comic book.

I love comic books.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:29 PM (xuouz)

278 So, I get it, but I don't know. Is it nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them? I'm open to persuasion on this -- so please, feel free to talk me into this.
Posted by: Qoheleth at February 25, 2016 05:26 PM (iIzG7)

I understand your point, but let's ignore what they want and focus on what we want. We want a place of free speech. So we pull out of bad places like Twitter and go to greener pastures.

Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 05:29 PM (0eidE)

279
I haven't seen any of the Daniel Craig James Bond movies. Are any of them any good?

Casino Royale was good, the others are decent, but none of them really felt like Bond movies to me.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:20 PM (39g3+)









CR is the best non-Connery Bond film, and Skyfall is almost as good.

The less said about Quantum of Suck, the better.

As for Spectre, they took a great casting idea with Christoph Waltz as Blofeld and actually made him BORING. Fuck me running, how in the hell do you do that????

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 25, 2016 05:29 PM (176QP)

280 However, I still browse, and I'm forever taken aback by how freely every leftwing nincompoop I've ever known posts libelous, obnoxious things about anyone not of their tribe.

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:28 PM (7Kbxu)

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You can unfriend AmishDude.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:30 PM (8XRCm)

281 I'm all in one a Seven Samurai movie, didn't know of a anime movie

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2016 05:30 PM (fizMZ)

282 throws hands in air.

nevermind.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:30 PM (L1+sh)

283 >>>I am not involved in twitter, yet I found it to be fairly interesting.
It is a scheme designed to coopt its users to actually be "workers" making the product. They do this by coopting your weaknesses. Its basically Vegas for people hooked on themselves. You twitters work it like it was a job, the same way a gambling addict pulls the arm of the one armedbandit.

yeah.

here's what I realized. This is a narcissistic little insight.

By the way, don't change your commenting habits BECAUSE of this.

Now, if I comment here, or write a post, some of you will comment on it. Many of you won't. Being a narcissist, i have to scan through comments to find someone remarking on me.

Twitter makes this form of narcissism more efficient because there's a "MENTIONS" feed which contains ONLY people responding to you.

So if i write a tweet, I can just hit MENTIONS to see who's retweeting it.

I realized I was doing this, just hitting that button to see if a joke "played" or whatever, and I felt like a fucking asshole, and i thought, "My god, have I sunk this low?"

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:30 PM (dciA+)

284 Amazon isn't a store. Its an information gathering company that also sells stuff.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:25 PM (39g3+)
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Yesterday they were so kind as to deliver two dresses and a pair of shoes to my doorstep. Everything fits. Amazon is one of my top twenty favorite things.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at February 25, 2016 05:30 PM (dFi94)

285 When Sven is Svillow, does he don a Valkyrie helmet and tankards of mead?

Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 05:31 PM (0eidE)

286 throws hands in air.

nevermind.
Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:30 PM (L1+sh)

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willow Im just teasing.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:31 PM (8XRCm)

287 #174 TVMC is a streaming app. By definition, you are downloading the content to your computer. If you are concerned with violating copyright, that app is not a solution.

-From what I've read, it's definitely a gray area. If you torrent files, then I think everyone knows that you could get a strongly worded letter from your ISP, up to taken to court for piracy.

Streaming is a different animal, and one site I found said "the Copyright Office contends there is no violation when 'a reproduction manifests itself so fleetingly that it cannot be copied, perceived or communicated.' "So if a file is on your device temporarily, and automatically deleted, then you're at least in a better position. I haven't heard of the MPAA going after anyone who streams from these sites. So...

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at February 25, 2016 05:31 PM (g25eo)

288 I have to confess, I'm mildly of another school of thought on the Twitter thing.

The SJW crybullies at the Twitter Star Chamber want to purge themselves of their opponents, so one of the first things they do is exile Robert Stacy McCain. I think it's pretty crappy what they did to him. The problem is that a number of other voices that I follow have decided to pull the plug and cancel their accounts in protest. Yeah, I get that, but there's this perverse part of me that says Why? They want conservative voices gone, and we punish them by granting their wish?

They want to socially interact in their euphoric little safe space, where there are no disagreeing voices and no need for trigger warnings. Why should I give them that? There's a part of me that wants to make life miserable for the crybullies. Something in me says that I should be their thorn in the flesh, that I should be challenging them.

So, I get it, but I don't know. Is it nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them? I'm open to persuasion on this -- so please, feel free to talk me into this.
Posted by: Qoheleth


+1, I really think it's giving them what they want more than anything. Their goal is to silence conservatives, they don't want our ideas being discussed.

I totally get say boycotting a brand by not buying it, but to boycott a tool that allows your message to be spread seems counterproductive.

It would be like not wanting Google to be able to have your website in their search results because there are liberals running Google.

Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 05:31 PM (6ejxM)

289 I hated the whole Civil War storyline.It was Marvel versus the lefts fantasy GW Bush suckfest.

Posted by: steevy at February 25, 2016 05:31 PM (B48dK)

290 OT From The Guardian:

Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance has said he has a backlog of 175 locked iPhones awaiting the resolution of the Apple-FBI fight, which is almost certain to be decided in high federal courts.

The outcome "will be instructive for other courts", Comey told the House intelligence committee.


Suuure it's just a one off (re the SB TerrorBoy iPhone order).

Fresh from the FBI Director's mouth.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2016 05:31 PM (gyKtp)

291 Namely that I think Foghat is possibly the worst band in the history of recorded music.

Now I'm gonna have to smack you with a rolled Rolling Stone. One of those old ones on newsprint from the 70s.

https://youtu.be/YNPcErbhdc4
https://youtu.be/NABaLftTOLM

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:31 PM (39g3+)

292  All the Morons should be aware that the TPP agreement that Republicans sold us out on significantly increases the penalties for pirating. Posted by: Vic-we have no party 


Not surprising at all. To the uninitiated the amount of stuff that is available, nicely formatted, date sequenced, close captions available, searchable... is truly staggering. That's not hyperbole... it is truly staggering.

The only way to stuff that genie back in the bottle is to put American people in jail, or suffering ruinous financial penalties. But that's 0bama, watching out for those who watched over him.

Now I'm not a fan of piracy. But I pay Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix for content. There *could* possibly be a scenario where I watched something a couple weeks before release to them for free, before I paid for it. Eventually someone got paid.

It's not taking a penny away from Hollywood. Of course our suck-up Senators have no clue as to the issues or the technology involved.


Posted by: mega machines at February 25, 2016 05:31 PM (fbovC)

293 Amazons resellers can really suck. I've had lousy service from them. Not worth the gamble.

Posted by: Dang at February 25, 2016 05:32 PM (2oWD2)

294 "I understand your point, but let's ignore what they want and focus on
what we want. We want a place of free speech. So we pull out of bad
places like Twitter and go to greener pastures."

Same thing applies to Allah's place, now that they've sold out to Facebook.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2016 05:32 PM (/jecC)

295 pfft.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:32 PM (L1+sh)

296 @emilyjashinsky 8m

Source: Police at #CSULA told not to interfere w/ violent #BLM protestors at CSULA

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 25, 2016 05:32 PM (62Vup)

297 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 25, 2016 05:29 PM (176QP)

Casino Royale is my favorite, but I grew up with Pierce (though still love Golden Eye).

Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 05:32 PM (0eidE)

298 I realized I was doing this, just hitting that button to see if a joke "played" or whatever, and I felt like a fucking asshole, and i thought, "My god, have I sunk this low?"
Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:30 PM (dciA+)

Everybody's that low, the people that notice and don't like it are the good ones.

Then again, I'm Catholic, so you should talk to someone else about the appropriate role of guilt.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:32 PM (xuouz)

299 You can unfriend AmishDude.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:30 PM (8XRCm)



"Mute" on twitter is a great feature.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:32 PM (GEICT)

300 But with all the open primaries, so many Dems voted for Trump, whose "conservative' credentials are wafer-thin.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:32 PM (1ijHg)

301 >>>As for Spectre, they took a great casting idea with Christoph Waltz as Blofeld and actually made him BORING. Fuck me running, how in the hell do you do that????

he's a good actor but Christoph Waltz is kind of a joke at this point. I just mean, i've seen his persona so many times, he's always Christoph Waltz to me. he's not a character.

Maybe I just think of him as funny or goofy now because he was the bad guy in Horrible Bosses 2.

but he just seems... eh, silly to me as a big villain. I just hear a Christoph Waltz imitator when he speaks. (Good imitations of him in that movie I frequently mention, The Trip, starring Steve Coughlin and Tom (?) Bryden as themselves (basically)).

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:33 PM (dciA+)

302 However, I still browse, and I'm forever taken aback by how freely every leftwing nincompoop I've ever known posts libelous, obnoxious things about anyone not of their tribe.

Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 05:28 PM (7Kbxu)

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You can unfriend AmishDude.
Posted by: fixerupper




ISWYDT. Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 05:33 PM (tBimT)

303 Namely that I think Foghat is possibly the worst band in the history of recorded music.

Off the hook!

Posted by: Nickelback at February 25, 2016 05:33 PM (9krrF)

304 Shapiro was on Prager the other day, I wrote that evening that I didn't think his mother would appreciate what he is doing.

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2016 05:33 PM (fizMZ)

305 Did anyone catch Willow's hands? She threw them willy nilly.

Amazon is one of my top twenty favorite things.

Oh its a great company. Without them I'd sell a fraction as many books. But their business isn't selling things, its selling info about customers.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:33 PM (39g3+)

306
We can be gyros!

Just for one day.


Posted by: Cannibalistic Greek David Bowie at February 25, 2016 05:34 PM (0cMkb)

307 Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 05:30 PM (dciA+)

I bet Ace uses a ctrl+f crossbow to find comments about him.

Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 05:34 PM (0eidE)

308 I've gone a bit off Twitter as well -but I miss altering the trajectory of the nation's politicsby favouriting someone's clever tweet and getting it to 30 hearts.

Posted by: Lurker Primus at February 25, 2016 05:34 PM (tHP3B)

309 Streaming is a different animal, and one site I found said "the Copyright Office contends there is no violation when 'a reproduction manifests itself so fleetingly that it cannot be copied, perceived or communicated.' "So if a file is on your device temporarily, and automatically deleted, then you're at least in a better position. I haven't heard of the MPAA going after anyone who streams from these sites. So...
Posted by: Navin R Johnson



My understanding is if your passively downloading something your fine because you're not distributing it.

It would be like opening a link on YouTube and it ended up being copyright protected. Not your fault. But if you were the one uploading it? That's where it can be a problem.

Regardless, I use a VPN subscription for BitTorrent, it costs like $40 a year. Worth every penny, never had any issues.

Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 05:34 PM (6ejxM)

310 The next new thing is always just around the corner. Twitter will be MySpace within 5 years.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 05:34 PM (0LHZx)

311 So, I get it, but I don't know. Is it nobler to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them? I'm open to persuasion on this -- so please, feel free to talk me into this.
Posted by: Qoheleth at February 25, 2016 05:26 PM (iIzG7)


The easy option is simply to walk away and deprive them of any audience or revenue. En masse this might have an effect on their bottom line and relevance.

Forcing them to boot you would be satisfying but really has no more effect than the first easy option.

If you want to actively make Twitter's life difficult, then follow Professor Bainbridge's suggestions here: http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/2016/02/using-twitters-own-risk-factor-analysis-to-force-it-to-respect-viewpoint-diversity.html

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 25, 2016 05:34 PM (pAlYe)

312 Oh its a great company. Without them I'd sell a fraction as many books. But their business isn't selling things, its selling info about customers.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:33 PM (39g3+)


Now see, I'm willing to make the trade there. I get lots of shit I want, conveniently and at good prices. They get info about what I buy. I consider that an ok trade.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:35 PM (GEICT)

313 It would be like not wanting Google to be able to have your website in their search results because there are liberals running Google.
Posted by: Tivoli at February 25, 2016 05:31 PM (6ejxM)

I see what you're saying and I agree with you, but it's not ALL public discourse, it's just twitter. They want to turn it into a gulag, don't improve the quality of their gulag by staying and sweeping up after them.

Maybe some of them will realize that they're unbearable censorious scolds whose entire lives are dedicated to controlling the very thoughts of others once they start having a succession of purges, and wake up and fucking leave the movement.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:35 PM (xuouz)

314 Has anyone else noticed that Iowahawk hasn't tweeted in 5 days? I get the feeling he has also given up on twitter. I have an account for the sole purpose of following him and now it's pointless.

Posted by: MikeD at February 25, 2016 05:35 PM (T1WKV)

315 Of course, retreat is as individual as it is justified; though the unintended consequence might be the loss of an opportunity to shape (by shame or vitriol) the outcome of up-coming elections...

..Including the stopping of several bills from passing; by Reps who (just as was the case for you) checked in for responses.

Posted by: Devils Advocate at February 25, 2016 05:35 PM (3jLo7)

316 My wife has been soft embargoing me in the bedroom.

You know, staying away unless she really needs it.

Like after the bachelorette party last week.

And she called me Carlos Diggler all night.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 25, 2016 05:36 PM (9YqJL)

317 But with all the open primaries, so many Dems voted for Trump, whose "conservative' credentials are wafer-thin.
Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:32 PM (1ijHg)

I highly, highly doubt crossover open primary dems trying to nudge the election accounted for even one tenth of his margin of victory.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:36 PM (xuouz)

318 Has anyone else noticed that Iowahawk hasn't tweeted in 5 days? I get the feeling he has also given up on twitter. I have an account for the sole purpose of following him and now it's pointless.
Posted by: MikeD at February 25, 2016 05:35 PM (T1WKV)

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SHADOWBANNED!!

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:36 PM (8XRCm)

319 @mrbill66 19m

@instapundit Listen to @benshapiro speech here

http://livestream.com/YAF/events/4870270

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 25, 2016 05:36 PM (62Vup)

320 We can be gyros!

Just for one day.


We don't need another Gyro

Posted by: Tina Turner at February 25, 2016 05:36 PM (39g3+)

321 9
i love my new hash


Posted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (oUaBJ)


Afgani finger hash? I remember that!

Posted by: Definately Not Mimzey at February 25, 2016 05:36 PM (aRUb8)

322 For all the talk of the 99%, OWS and teh rest, the people who run Twitter and a large % of their senior employees are in the 1%. They are leftist cunts and as all leftist cunts, they are also hypocritical cunts. Fuck them and their dropping like a rock stock price.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 05:37 PM (0LHZx)

323 What is CSULA?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 25, 2016 05:37 PM (w4NZ8)

324 Has anyone else noticed that Iowahawk hasn't tweeted in 5 days? I get the feeling he has also given up on twitter.

And Iowahawk on twitter was genius. So funny it hurt. Ace was the same way: it was like they were made for that format. One zinger after another, building on a bit.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:37 PM (39g3+)

325 I will say this about twitter: I like it and I use it. I've made a ton of connections with folks in the political world that I never would have otherwise. Many of those connections have translated to real world friendships and opportunities that I never would have had otherwise.

It also gives Alex and I a platform to shamelessly whore our podcast without bugging Ace and the Cobs about a link. (Which they have been very gracious about and yeah, it makes a HUGE fucking difference.)

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (GEICT)

326
California Stae University Los Angelos??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (8XRCm)

327 I don't have a account but whenever I hear someone I look them up, isn't it the same thing just a bit harder?

Posted by: Skip at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (fizMZ)

328 Posted by: nckate at February 25, 2016 04:48 PM (oUaBJ)


That's how my grandmother would sign her letters to my grandpa when he was in the War!

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (eRNg7)

329 If you've seen Star Wars Episode IV (the first movie), then you've already seen Star Wars Episode VII, which is a blatant -- BLATANT -- remake. Really, I'm amazed the whole world didn't call BS on Episode VII, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since the entire human race is corrupt.

Posted by: Exile on Trump Street at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (Y8P5w)

330 #309 - Zactly. I use Peer Block...I mean my friends use Peer Block if they are downloading a torrent. Haven't gone the VPN route. Not yet anyway.

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (g25eo)

331 >>Has anyone else noticed that Iowahawk hasn't tweeted in 5 days?


Saw that. His last tweet is da bomb.

I think to deprive twitter we all have to stop reading it, too. I don't have an account, but there are a few feeds I would regularly read. Ace and (potentially) Iowahawk quitting will end that habit of mine.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (NOIQH)

332 318 Has anyone else noticed that Iowahawk hasn't tweeted in 5 days? I get the feeling he has also given up on twitter. I have an account for the sole purpose of following him and now it's pointless.
Posted by: MikeD at February 25, 2016 05:35 PM (T1WKV)

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SHADOWBANNED!!

Posted by: fixerupper at February 25, 2016 05:36 PM (8XRCm)


No, he just straight hasn't tweeted in closing in on a week.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (GEICT)

333 I like Amazon too. Don't use them too much but when I have, they've given me the service they said they'd give.

Posted by: Soona at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (Fmupd)

334 Celluloid Gyros

Posted by: The Kinks at February 25, 2016 05:39 PM (eRNg7)

335 What is CSULA

I believe its an Irish term of affection.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:39 PM (39g3+)

336 https://quitter.im/barbaylive

Posted by: Devils Advocate at February 25, 2016 05:39 PM (3jLo7)

337
I need a gyro
I'm holding out for a gyro 'til the end of the night

Posted by: Bonnie Tyler at February 25, 2016 05:39 PM (0cMkb)

338 Has anyone else noticed that Iowahawk hasn't tweeted in 5 days? I get the feeling he has also given up on twitter. I have an account for the sole purpose of following him and now it's pointless.
Posted by: MikeD at February 25, 2016 05:35 PM (T1WKV)

Yup, I his last tweet has lots of attention because of it. I look forward to his next move.

Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 05:40 PM (0eidE)

339 I believe its an Irish term of affection.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:39 PM (39g3+)



Incorrect. Irish term of affection is "fuckhead" or the act of punching them in the face and them buying them a beer or shot.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:40 PM (GEICT)

340 I think to deprive twitter we all have to stop reading it, too.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (NOIQH)

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Yep. Their ad rates are based on readership not tweets.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 05:40 PM (0LHZx)

341 >>What is CSULA


Don Quixote's sword.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2016 05:40 PM (eRNg7)

342 Hell, I'll post it again because it's relevant - I'm putting my Facebook account down for good. I'm giving anyone who wants to stay in touch a week to message me and then I'm off for good.


Time to start doing my part to starve these giant leftist corporatist beasts.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 05:40 PM (Wckf4)

343 >>> They want to socially interact in their euphoric little safe space, where there are no disagreeing voices and no need for trigger warnings. Why should I give them that?

As a natural contrarian I 100% understand your feelings. You don't want to reward bullies, especially crybullies. But if you stay on you validate the platform as a social media institution. Am still trying to puzzle out for myself what I think the best response actually is to all the Twitter Orwellianism.

I though the shadowbanning was a myth at first ..still can't believe they would go that far. It's like a crappy movie script; truth really is stranger than fiction.

Posted by: LizLem at February 25, 2016 05:40 PM (hvf9s)

344 If you've seen Star Wars Episode IV (the first movie), then you've already seen Star Wars Episode VII, which is a blatant -- BLATANT -- remake. Really, I'm amazed the whole world didn't call BS on Episode VII, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since the entire human race is corrupt.
Posted by: Exile on Trump Street at February 25, 2016 05:38 PM (Y8P5w)

Given a choice between a mirror universe Episode IV and a steaming dogshit burrito like the prequels, I'll enjoy Ep 7 every time and won't even feel bad about it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:40 PM (xuouz)

345 It's just like heroin... the trick is to never start.

Posted by: wth at February 25, 2016 05:41 PM (HgMAr)

346 You can unfriend AmishDude.


That's not how this works!

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 25, 2016 05:41 PM (evdj2)

347 Fenelon, it's Cal State University, Los Angeles.

Posted by: Moki at February 25, 2016 05:41 PM (7q2ch)

348 Ace, honey, you're over-thinking it. Shitcan 'em and be done with it.

Posted by: creeper at February 25, 2016 05:41 PM (1EJbq)

349 Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 05:40 PM (Wckf4)



YOU. YOU, MOTHERFUCKER.

Are you still in the area??? I have no way to get a hold of you. NDH and I had a mini meet a couple weeks ago and neither of us knew how to invite you to join us.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:41 PM (GEICT)

350 >>I though the shadowbanning was a myth at first ..still can't believe
they would go that far. It's like a crappy movie script; truth really is
stranger than fiction.


Yep, they shadowbanned Larry Correia. A$$holes.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 05:41 PM (NOIQH)

351 Ace, I hear what you are saying, and I respect your actions.

Once I had gotten wind of the plans Marvel had with its Captain America - Civil War movie, I too said "Enough is enough." As a hardcore Star Wars nerd, I *did* see the movie and liked it, but I am going to be very selective as to what projects I will support and the ones that I won't from this point forward.

As for Twitter, I will slow my roll on my participation, while working more on my own endeavors and interests. Your site continues to be in my Top 3 daily stops of the day, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thanks for all that you and your crew do, and I will do my part by remembering to click your Amazon link before doing any shopping on that website.

Posted by: itzWicks at February 25, 2016 05:42 PM (VVO8y)

352
"So if i write a tweet, I can just hit MENTIONS to see who's retweeting it."

Wow. So they are, by design, using psychology on people to get them to work for free.
Good for you to recognize and self correct.

Posted by: simplemind at February 25, 2016 05:42 PM (JTwsP)

353 Wow that picture if Click in the sidebar is hideous.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 05:42 PM (qUNWi)

354 *sends Ace a pack of 3x5 cards*

Posted by: lauraw at February 25, 2016 05:42 PM (K/zYU)

355 Peace horde, getting drinks.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 25, 2016 05:42 PM (xuouz)

356 I've never had a Twatter account, so I can't cancel it...but I spun up this GNU social instance today:

https://woofer.alfter.us/

I've left registration open on it...it'll probably be easier to get in here than on some of the other nodes that have been swamped with new users in recent days.

(Why Woofer? In a loudspeaker, a woofer is pretty much the opposite of a tweeter. With a moron (that'd be me) running it, there's no "trust and safety council" to run anybody off.)

Posted by: salfter at February 25, 2016 05:43 PM (kmvkg)

357 i would hope freedom loving tech peole out there are going to figure out a medium where we can communicate without threat.

whether left or right.

Posted by: willow at February 25, 2016 05:43 PM (L1+sh)

358 350 >>I though the shadowbanning was a myth at first ..still can't believe
they would go that far. It's like a crappy movie script; truth really is
stranger than fiction.


Yep, they shadowbanned Larry Correia. A$$holes.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 25, 2016 05:41 PM (NOIQH)


It's weird, I've had a couple folks tell me they don't see my tweets anymore unless they go to my profile specifically. I don't show in their general timeline. But others say they see it just fine. *shrug*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:43 PM (GEICT)

359 The circle jerking was JihadDude screaming I'm a Trupbot even though I despise the man.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 25, 2016 05:43 PM (1RQsP)

360 >>What is CSULA


A lisping terror that sleeps in his house at R'lyeh.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 25, 2016 05:43 PM (JO9+V)

361 Trumpbot.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 25, 2016 05:43 PM (1RQsP)

362 61 I lost about a hundred pounds in 1989 on a self-created 1,000-calorie-a-day. I took about nine months.

In that time, I became more and more obsessive about food, not less, and at the end of it I'd kind of lost my mind somewhat.

Ta-daa!
Posted by: Kensington at February 25, 2016 04:56 PM (7Kbxu)

About two weeks ago I was reading about a study that was done where they put some dudes on a 1000 calorie a day diet for several months and at the end of it they actually sent some of them off to the looney bin because they had mental break downs. Crazy stuff.

Not to evangelize too much, but this is why I keto. Very Low carb, high fat (not the chemical crap, either), and moderate protein. I don't count calories, at all, I do keep carbs (minus fiber) under 20 g a day, between 60-80 G protein a day, and I eat somewhere between 130-160 g fat in the form of butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and animal fats every day. Been doing it nine months, lost 55 lb and counting, killed all my cravings for breads and sweets, and I don't want to ever go back to eating the other way. As a bonus, I just had my bloodwork done and everything's come back perfect, as where nine months ago it was all bad, bad, bad. Blood pressure came way down, too, and whereas I was borderline diabetic before I now have normal fasting blood sugar and my A1C is actually negative for indications of diabetes.

I swear this way of eating has saved my life. And I never feel deprived. It's kind of hard to when I can have a steak, slathered in butter and blue cheese and eat bacon every day if I want to.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at February 25, 2016 05:44 PM (KkVB6)

363 Only social media I use on a regular basis is LinkedIn. They're leftists as well, but it's not as overt as FB or Twitter. Yes the news articles they feature are non-stop SJW bullshit, but I just ignore all that shit and use it purely for networking.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 05:45 PM (0LHZx)

364 I posted this a couple days ago:

Twitter sent an email suggesting three people I might like to follow. Top of the list was Milo.

I'm still savory get the irony.

Posted by: fluffy at February 25, 2016 05:45 PM (UhKT0)

365 ***"As this post is of very limited interest to anyone not involved with Twitter, I'm starting on another one ASAP."***


I think this is a mistake. I've never used Twitter and had no plans to use it, but I think this is important. Just like Gamergate mattered to non-gamers.


This may not be a classical issue of free speech censorship by government, but it is effectively since it's the gov pushing it behind the scenes. All these companies are doing this up to the damn UN level.


This is important for everyone.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 05:45 PM (Wckf4)

366 I use my FB acct just to read other accts. I have no real info on it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 05:46 PM (iQIUe)

367 My brother lost 100 pounds by simply not drinking any more sody pop. Seriously, he just started drinking ice cold filtered water and the pounds melted off over about a year. He cut way back on candy and chips and junk food in general in the process too. It was an easy and pretty painless way to slowly, healthily lose weight.

Almost everyone who has too many pounds on them have those pounds as a result of eating crap. Cut that out and you can see a big difference.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:47 PM (39g3+)

368
There are lots of reasons for boycotting Disney. Having been a contractor for them in the past, I can tell you that they treat their hires like shit.

Then there's the whole issue of firing their American employees after making them train their foreign replacements.

Plus what they've done to the political and economic climate down here. They are not good neighbors to the community.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 25, 2016 05:47 PM (LUgeY)

369 I've figured out one of the reasons ace is so damn verbose: he not only uses 100 words to say what would take 10, he reiterates the point again and again. Its possible you are a decent writer, but no one will ever know until either you get an editor or you start to self-edit. Read over what you've read before you hit "publish" (or whatever antiquated system you're using) and brutally edit yourself. I say this because I care.

Posted by: docweasel at February 25, 2016 05:47 PM (XxzcU)

370 Not to be confused with UCLA.

The UC system is the top-tier public university system in CA. The CSU system is the seond/third tier.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:47 PM (1ijHg)

371 I read a fb page called Spoiling Dead Fans. Some kid was arguing on it that here shd be no spoilers on the final season episode. He thought it was a cool idea. smh He was told numerous times not to read the page if he didnt want to see spoilers but he judt didnt get it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 05:47 PM (iQIUe)

372 This is important for everyone.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 05:45 PM (Wckf4)

Agreed, yeah I wonder if the GamerGate ppl are discussing what to do since Stacy and Baldwin are gone.

Posted by: Draki at February 25, 2016 05:48 PM (0eidE)

373 Wow that picture if Click in the sidebar is hideous.
Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 05:42 PM (qUNWi)

Is she wearing Khakis?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 25, 2016 05:48 PM (N96yY)

374 All of us down at the Brattleboro Women's, Gay, Lesbian, Tri-gender, Transgender, Druid-Americon, and persons of all colors Hellth Clinic wants to thank Presdent Obama for bring down the price of Gasoline to $1.00 a gallon. If Bush was Presdent gas probably would be $10 a gallon to help his rich TEX-ASS buddies. Thank you Presdent Obama and we all love you in Brattleboro. We wish you would forget about that stooped rule in that Constitution thing and run for Presdent again !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 25, 2016 05:48 PM (KRuzk)

375 The twitter bit that ace did on Meggy Mac curing cancer had mr laughing so hard I almost herniated myself.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 25, 2016 05:48 PM (kTF2Z)

376 ***"YOU. YOU, MOTHERFUCKER.


Are you still in the area??? I have no way to get a hold of you. NDH and I had a mini meet a couple weeks ago and neither of us knew how to invite you to join us."***


FUCK YOU ASSHOLE!


I was out of the area for about a year, but I'm back. Shoot me an e-mail at "gmmay" at the mail that is hot.


I didn't think NDH wanted to see me again once she find out I didn't have a vagina.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 05:48 PM (Wckf4)

377 Wanna lose weight? Stop eating fake food. Stick to real food, ie meats, veggies, fruit, nuts, etc and stay away from processed foods and/or foods with artificial flavors or colors.

It's not easy and it is more expensive and definitely more time consuming, since you have to cook all your food instead of buying the boxed version of it. But it's worth it.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 25, 2016 05:49 PM (0LHZx)

378 Holy Sh*t Headline!

Off topic but I thought important.

Fox News reports on AG Loretta Lynch testifying to Congress yesterday where she said that career DOJ lawyers are now working with FBI agents on Hillary's e-mails. Fox says: "Legal experts say the assignment of career Justice Department attorneys to the case shows the FBI probe has progressed beyond the initial referral, or "matured," giving agents access to the U.S. governments full investigative tool box, including subpoena power for individuals, business or phone records, as well as witnesses."

So if this were a Law & Order episode we'd be past the Briscoe and Green opening and into the second half of the hour. The FBI has made a referral, so that this case has now "matured" to the point of DOJ involvement. This should be a Holy Sh*t Headline, especially when connected to another development yesterday.

That was Reuters reporting that Hillary's home brew server had emails with passages that closely tracked or mirrored top secret classified documents, but none that were the full version. The implication was that someone was copying and/or excerpting these passages on the secure system and then forwarding them to Hillary on her unsecured system. I'm looking at you Cheryl Mills.

Now we've been discussing this very thing here for months, but this feels like the noose tightening. I've learned that there would be a record of exactly who looked at the original secret classified document on SIRPNET, so that if it were Cheryl Mills who did the copying/excerpting you could prove that it was she in a court of law, or to a grand jury to get an indictment.

Put another way, there were things on Hillary's unsecure system that were copies of top secret classified documents that never should have left the secure SIRPNET system, and you can prove which of Hillary's minions accessed the original document on the SIRPNET system. QED. There's already an e-mail in the public domain where Hillary directs a minion to take a secure document off SIRPNET and send it to her unsecured, which proves that she was aware. There may be a lot more additional proof on Hillary's server, which has been in the FBI's possession for several months.

Developing ...

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 25, 2016 05:50 PM (r1fLd)

379 >>> @instapundit Listen to @benshapiro speech here
http://livestream.com/YAF/events/4870270
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 25, 2016 05:36 PM (62Vup)

Oooh nice! Lovely stuff on free speech he is saying. Hope it gets posted in full afterwards.

Posted by: LizLem at February 25, 2016 05:50 PM (hvf9s)

380 It's nice to hear from Mary Cloggenstein.

I think her real name is Ruth.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 25, 2016 05:50 PM (1ijHg)

381 Fucking Weasels. They all suck.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 25, 2016 05:50 PM (evdj2)

382 I have been resolute in resistance to Facebook and Twitter from the get-go, and not at all shy about saying this.

This got me a lapful of shit from various commenters in the dextrosphere, who lectured me on Breitbart's maxim about how "politics is downstream from culture", and said that we had to "engage" (cue Capt. Picard voiceover) with the culture, and how people like me were being "cultural rejectionists".

After I got over the vague oddity of hearing what sounded like a denunciation by Maoist Red Guards coming from people ostensibly on the right ("cultural rejectionist", really? Really?), I responded.

By noting that the people behind Facebook and Twitter are... drumroll... San Francisco Bay Area limousine liberals. And as such they have the same dedication to core free speech rights as any other Bay Area leftist, to wit, none at all. They view "permissible free speech" as THEIR speech and none other.

And, I cautioned, these leftists would ultimately move to crush and extinguish conservative commentary once they had drawn a fair bit of it into their lairs. Which has happened.

So, all that the bullshit "engagement with the culture" via Facebook and Twitter has done has been to prove the original point. Conservatives are being banned and filtered and ghettoized and marginalized. Meanwhile, the traffic that conservatives previously brought to Facebook and Twitter has helped make loathsome leftists rich beyond the dreams of Croesus. Golf clap.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 25, 2016 05:51 PM (noWW6)

383 The twitter bit that ace did on Meggy Mac curing cancer had mr laughing so hard I almost herniated myself.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 25, 2016 05:48 PM (kTF2Z)



Eris and I spent an entire weekend calling Bander Pablo based on ace's Pablo riff.

Posted by: alexthechick - Love and despair bitches at February 25, 2016 05:51 PM (IrByp)

384 Is she wearing Khakis?

All you see is her huge grotesque face with pie hole howling something primal and stupid.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 05:51 PM (qUNWi)

385 I didn't think NDH wanted to see me again once she find out I didn't have a vagina.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 05:48 PM (Wckf4)



That was some funny damn shit. Email incoming.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:51 PM (GEICT)

386 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:43 PM (GEICT)

I think that Twitter is both a leftist company with a clear anti-conservative bias, and a really shitty technology company. It's clunky beyond belief, just trying to follow a conversation takes effort!

And this criticism is from someone who is familiar with the internal workings of AoSHQ!

My guess is that you are too small a fish (sorry) for them to notice you. They just suck at writing robust software that handles lots of transactions.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 05:52 PM (Zu3d9)

387 @369


Must be why your blog is so popular. Words to live by.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 25, 2016 05:53 PM (Wckf4)

388 Seriously, I have never read a thing from the docshitweasels that was worth the pico-ergs it took for my optic nerve to processes it.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 25, 2016 05:53 PM (evdj2)

389 he not only uses 100 words to say what would take 10, he reiterates the point again and again.

All I hear is some young whippersnapper saying "dude, too long, didn't read!"

Wanna lose weight? Stop eating fake food. Stick to real food, ie meats, veggies, fruit, nuts, etc and stay away from processed foods and/or foods with artificial flavors or colors.

Yep. Don't open a can, make it yourself. It tastes better, is better for you, and surprisingly easy. Just takes a bit more time.

There's no reason for 99.9% of the population to use weird trendy diets and special foods. Just eat sensible, well-prepared fresh food. If you're like me and tend to eat when nervous or stressed (or bored), make low-impact food like popcorn. You can eat a pillow full of popcorn and not have eaten all that much.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:55 PM (39g3+)

390
"I've figured out one of the reasons ace is so damn verbose: he not only uses 100 words to say what would take 10, he reiterates the point again and again. Its possible you are a decent writer, but no one will ever know until either you get an editor or you start to self-edit. Read over what you've read before you hit "publish" (or whatever antiquated system you're using) and brutally edit yourself. I say this because I care"

So I think this is out of line. I mean, writing shorter takes a lot more time. A. Lot. More. Time. If I had more time, I would have written a shorter brief is a famous saying among lawyers because it is true.
Also, Ace is probably one of thefunniest writers today who is also consistently insightful in politics and culture when he wants to be. He puts out a lot of product every day and it can't allbe KABOOM. You mightwant to retract andreword what I assume was a well intentioned comment gone wrong.

Posted by: simplemind at February 25, 2016 05:55 PM (JTwsP)

391 Ben Shapiro just covered in his CSU-LA what he thinks conservatives need to do about twitter:

Leave, found our own companies, and make a ton of money off of bigotry

So... profit underpants gnomes style?

Posted by: LizLem at February 25, 2016 05:55 PM (hvf9s)

392 Why did you not come to me like a fucking man and tell me there was a new post?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 25, 2016 05:55 PM (evdj2)

393 Posted by: docweasel at February 25, 2016 05:47 PM (XxzcU)

If you are serious, you should start by taking your own advice. I clicked on the link to your blog and the first post needs a little editing, to put it mildly.

Apparently Ace's verbosity hasn't prevented him from gaining quite the following. I wonder why that is?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 05:56 PM (Zu3d9)

394 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 25, 2016 05:52 PM (Zu3d9)


See, I don't find it especially clunky. I mean, it can be at times, but no more than any other social media platform.

Oh I am no doubt a small fish. 800+ followers (YOU PEOPLE SHOULD FOLLOW ME) is not something that is going to catch anyone's attention.

Although I will say the issue cropped up after I linked/tweeted/etc about the Safety Council and @jack

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 25, 2016 05:56 PM (GEICT)

395
I got put on at least two block lists on twitter because I was an alleged rayyyycccciiiissst! That did I do? Post facts and law on the Mike Brown case. Cant have that, can we.

And even tho the blm types blocked me, they still would ask me questions. So, I blocked them.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 05:56 PM (iQIUe)

396 I like spinach in a can man.

Posted by: eleven at February 25, 2016 05:57 PM (qUNWi)

397 The World with Twitter's "The Trust and Safety Council."

Doesn't that just engender visions of the French "Committee of Public Safety" and the Guillotine, the pre-eminent symbol of the 'Reign of Terror' ?

Posted by: French physician and Freemason Dr Joseph-Ignace Guillotin at February 25, 2016 05:57 PM (e8kgV)

398 Agree wholeheartedly with Ace's assessment that social media is actually unhealthy. Otherwise intelligent adults have recently begun communicating with me using entire lines of emojis. The world's adults seem, collectively, to have decided to return to the insecurity and cliques of adolescence rather than adulthood's confidence and tolerance of people who are slightly different. Infantilization of the masses, and we're paying them to do it.

Posted by: major major major major at February 25, 2016 05:58 PM (UOnnn)

399 Yeah I had the occasional jackhammer put me on lists like "HomeschooledRetards" and so on which meant... well it made me kind of laugh, but that's it. Was that supposed to hurt?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 05:58 PM (39g3+)

400 The only thing I'll add to this (and I'll probably repeat it in the next thread, as we're at 400 posts and everyone's stopped reading by now), is that in addition to the soft boycott, you start point people to an alternative where you will be letting the platform use you. Freezepeach.xyz seems to be the best alternative now from what I've looked at. Not perfect, but there it is. So, if you go there, add a post promoting your content on Freezepeach to your Twitter branding rotation.

Posted by: JSchuler at February 25, 2016 05:59 PM (qlZ7a)

401 California State University at Los Angeles
Central Southeast University of Louisiana
Colorado State University at Las Animas

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 25, 2016 05:59 PM (T/5A0)

402 Please tell me Megs McCain is back in NYC?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 25, 2016 06:00 PM (iQIUe)

403 I uninstalled twitter from my phone and my battery lasts all day now....

Posted by: Jacob's Step Stool at February 25, 2016 06:01 PM (sqs5K)

404 The world's adults seem, collectively, to have decided to return to the insecurity and cliques of adolescence rather than adulthood's confidence and tolerance of people who are slightly different.

Or younger. Ace posted his Num Num culture a day before I did my blog post on the infantilization of culture: its not even teenagers, its tween behavior. Throwing a crying tantrum because this person said that thing and it hit you right in the feels!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 06:02 PM (39g3+)

405 Freezepeach.xyz seems to be the best alternative now from what I've looked at. Not perfect, but there it is

I signed up for that too. Its kind of rough though, I know zero people on there. For what its worth, my handle on FreezePeach is Christopher Taylor @KestrelArts just like it was on Twitter. I'd love to add more folks, it would give me reason to post there like I used to on Twitter, a few thoughts a day and some Hard Boiled quotes and pictures.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 06:05 PM (39g3+)

406 docweasel's right that i need to edit. What docweasel isn't considering is that the time for a post, from conception to publication, is an hour.

when you have an hour to conceive, write, and publish something, you sometimes don't reread and edit and organize as well as you would like.

This post wasn't written last night. I began writing it an hour before I published it, and actually had to take out most of my first effort (which was WHY I quit twitter) and start again.

docweasel's point makes sense until you consider two points:

1. a short turnaround time, and

2. The fact that docweasel is and always has been a bitterly jealous, vindictive little whiny bitch.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 06:05 PM (dciA+)

407 I think we need to check that idiot Bush's home computer for all the secret stuff that he probably has on it passing to Jeb Bush to help him gets elected Presdent next year.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 25, 2016 06:09 PM (KRuzk)

408 Gonna try freezepeach

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 06:10 PM (cbfNE)

409 Posted by: ace at February 25, 2016 06:05 PM (dciA+)

To paraphrase Mark Twain:

"I didn't have time to write a short [post], so I wrote a long one instead."

S'all good Ace!

Posted by: LizLem at February 25, 2016 06:11 PM (hvf9s)

410 Nood!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 25, 2016 06:13 PM (tBimT)

411 Tell me about instagram and tumblr - are they under the control of sjws too?

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 06:15 PM (cbfNE)

412 381 Hey!

Posted by: Weasel at February 25, 2016 06:16 PM (e3bId)

413 I remember docweasel when ace banned them when they were being a creepy stalker ms. docweasel. And then they got in trouble at the own site because all the multitudes of "docweasels" were only supposed to use "docweasel" and they had that ms. in front of their name.

Posted by: buzzion at February 25, 2016 06:19 PM (z/Ubi)

414 New here off Twitter. Where do I find the posting rules so I don't get myself banned for ignorance?

Posted by: LayinLumber at February 25, 2016 06:21 PM (Fdr1R)

415 Ace, I left Twitter about a week ago as well. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. People I respected flat out selling their soul for Rubio. Honest brokers gone batshit insane to protect The One. Rick Wilson, Sarah Rumpf etc just being nasty and flat out lying. Called out Sarah for her hypocrisy and she went apeshit, got her followers on me, ugly. I don't miss it one bit, my last tweet was "And, Done". Also watched those in my TL just MF you without @'ing you personally. Cowards.

Good luck

Posted by: Scottye_fl at February 25, 2016 06:27 PM (Ve+56)

416 As someone mentioned earlier Twitter's real value was in allowing the hoi polloi to interact with the elite. When the Rotterham thing broke I got to talk to a British MP directly. That would never happen in daily life. She was not happy with me and tried to give me the back of the hand, but I won the exchange and she got a glimpse outside her bubble. That is extremely valuable in this day and age where our leaders are so closed minded and cordoned off from reality by gatekeepers at every turn.

Posted by: Thatch at February 25, 2016 06:32 PM (pBZp4)

417 414 New here off Twitter. Where do I find the posting rules so I don't get myself banned for ignorance?
Posted by: LayinLumber at February 25, 2016 06:21 PM (Fdr1R)

--

Rule #1: never post on old threads. The software will ban you as a spammer

Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 06:33 PM (cbfNE)

418 Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 06:15 PM (cbfNE)

Almost certainly. I keep carefully to my little needlework corner of Tumblr and there aren't *too* many crazies there, but the wider Tumblr world was where RSM got a lot of the material about feminists and such. Also, I got "followed" recently and when I went to see who it was there was a naked woman pussy shot gif arching towards the camera (which I had to desperately figure out how to block as my teen son came into the room. I've had other "iffy" follows on Tumblr, but that was by far the worst and I hope isn't a sign of things to come.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 25, 2016 06:38 PM (GDulk)

419 Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 06:15 PM (cbfNE)

If you don't adore your smart phone Instagram sucks because it *has* to be done by phone. It is specifically photo oriented and I hate it, but it seems to be one of the main platforms for marketing right now so I have to use it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 25, 2016 06:41 PM (GDulk)

420 405 Freezepeach.xyz seems to be the best alternative now from what I've looked at. Not perfect, but there it is

I signed up for that too. Its kind of rough though, I know zero people on there. For what its worth, my handle on FreezePeach is Christopher Taylor @KestrelArts just like it was on Twitter. I'd love to add more folks, it would give me reason to post there like I used to on Twitter, a few thoughts a day and some Hard Boiled quotes and pictures.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2016 06:05 PM (39g3+)

Well now you know me. I'm on there as @BornLibre

Posted by: BornLib at February 25, 2016 06:49 PM (zpNwC)

421 Considering that I've never Twitted, I won't start, an even softer embargo.

Posted by: robert17 at February 25, 2016 06:51 PM (19WHj)

422 Posted by: Thatch at February 25, 2016 06:32 PM (pBZp4)

This. At one time even the mighty could be reminded that they were human and congress weasels could be held to account. It's hardly surprising that TPTB hated that sort of thing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 25, 2016 06:56 PM (GDulk)

423 Greetings:

As the song goes...

Got along without you
Before I met you
Gonna get along without you now.

Posted by: 11B40 at February 25, 2016 07:00 PM (evgyj)

424 Excellent concept; use them only for your benefit. I'll try to follow suit.

Posted by: Dennis G. at February 25, 2016 07:03 PM (2VaeY)

425 408 Gonna try freezepeach
Posted by: @votermom at February 25, 2016 06:10 PM (cbfNE)

FYI you have to confirm your email address there before you can post but there is a bug where it doesn't send a confirmation email. Go to your settings and click "email" on the left. Under Email Address hit the "remove" button and then hit the new "confirm" button and then it will send the confirmation email.

Posted by: BornLib at February 25, 2016 07:03 PM (zpNwC)

426 I deleted all but a dozen of my 137 tweets and unfollowed everyone who wasn't a cast member of either Battlestar Galactica or Firefly.

I will log in and like a Tricia Helfer selfie now and again just to appear breathing.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at February 25, 2016 08:21 PM (s7y11)

427 We can be gyros!

Just for one day.

We don't need another Gyro
Posted by: Tina Turner at February 25, 2016 05:36 PM (39g3+)


its is euro, not hero, and the last thing we need is more gyrotrash.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 25, 2016 08:32 PM (vb33c)

428 Unlike Ace, I am a content consumer, not a content provider. For me Twitter is akin to the worst parts of TV. It is like the overnight infomercials you find on Sunday mornings except instead of 26 minutes of horrific salesmanship it is 26 minutes of 10 second ads. It is possible to find a trail of worthy tweets and be generally amused, but it really isn't to be expected. In a non-writers kind of way I might have contributed a near pithy or possibily almost humorous one-liner, but like twitter it couldn't be relied on either. Like most consumers my peak abilities aren't up to the producers job requirements. And then there is the vanity everyone mentions. Ha, three people hearted the ship out of that. Now, the purges that all the right sort call a delusion. Twitter is just too good for my kind so now my brand is missing from the 140 character universe. It could have been mediocre for everyone, but you just can't have nice things these days.

Posted by: Harland Hirst at February 25, 2016 08:32 PM (Q1LFe)

429 "Otherwise it's just going to be dead air."

My website resembles that remark.

Posted by: allahpundit at February 25, 2016 08:34 PM (MatH6)

430 The other side of the coin is that by ignoring liberal BS movies and liberal BS sites like Twitter and promoting sites and movies for normal people then Disney, Marvel, and Twitter et al will find if they want the eyeballs and money they will have to cater to normal people.

They hate capitalism but love money, use capitalism to defeat and break them.

Posted by: Stan at February 25, 2016 08:43 PM (LOljp)

431 @406, lol, see that's something you couldn't do in 140 characters.

Posted by: waelse1 at February 25, 2016 09:40 PM (dVuqt)

432 There goes Ace, Twittersplaining stuff to us.

Posted by: Heresolong at February 26, 2016 12:20 AM (ntIeo)

433 Qoheleth. To paraphrase my favorite tv show community.

Stay to spite them or leave to spite them. Either way it's for them. That's what's weak.

Find something that's a better fit and move on and take people with you. That's the Best way to handle it.

Posted by: Shiggz at February 26, 2016 04:51 AM (G7wcY)

434 I support this 100% I think Ace needs a Sandals vacation. I can hardly blame him for being 50 Shades of Over It.

Posted by: LegzzzAkimbo at February 26, 2016 12:08 PM (659DL)

435
I'm only on twatter for the cam girls, the pr0n stars, hawt but down to earth models, and Suicide Girls.

The rest are eh. Oh, also, pr0n, which isn't eh.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at February 26, 2016 01:44 PM (1hM1d)

436
Also, are any (many?) of you geniuses shorting twatter?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at February 26, 2016 01:44 PM (1hM1d)

437 Please consider promoting your posts through a Facebook page and switching to Disqus for your comments. This would allow readers to more easily share and engage with your posts without using Twitter.

Posted by: Lance Brown at February 27, 2016 07:54 PM (wEz9N)

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