Last Active
  • Bald Move AAMA

    My name is... wait for it.... Travis. Here is a picture of me dramatically running away from a giant bear statue.image
    MurderbearFreddygguenotFernNYC17Vasilnate1TaraC73voodooratDaveyMacOldGriswoldMichelleand 2 others.
  • 702 - "Stormborn"

    Gendry approaches Theon in his row boat, and he be all like "what's up, buddy?"
    Vasilnate1gguenotmanhattnikKingKobraDeetrippyLlaurenDaveyMacweeniegirlGarageMovieGuyand 1 other.
  • A Teachable Moment: Pride Month

    LordBy said:

    Anonymous’s statements were ugly. If you are a Catholic and you think that Pride is a specific weaponized and targeted attack on your faith, then that says more about how you view your faith than about anything to do with Pride. He thinks Catholics are <1% of the population, like that’s some kind of persecution permission slip, while they are really closer to 20% of the population. He’d, I’m sure, argue that he means “Traditional” Catholics and most Catholics don’t qualify thus allowing him to feel superior to other members of his faith as well.

    This is what grabbed me also. I almost spit my coffee out when I read the comment (paraphrased) "clearly it's harder to be a 'Traditional Catholic' in 2019 than LGBT." Are you fucking kidding me? I've lived a picture of privilege and I don't have any real experience to draw on, but I can say that I can't imagine how much anxiety and sadness and loneliness I would experience if my basic rights to be equal were being litigated on a day to day basis in public. That I should have to fight and suffer criticism and "wait for the world to catch up" to just be a person living their lives. I can't even fathom what that must feel like, and this dude is all twisted up about the notion of Pride Month? Are you fucking kidding me! We have it so easy. I've never had to fight for my right to do anything. My biggest life outrages have amounted to being pulled over for going the speed limit and getting an MIP when I wasn't drinking, maybe being messed with by a bully or two for being a "weird-o." So, basically nothing. I've never been judged openly by people for just walking around, giving my wife a kiss in public. I can't remember who said it here earlier, but it's so true. If you're bending over backwards to try to sound reasonable, maybe you should take a look at how reasonable your footing is. Be religious and hold your beliefs and do you, but I'm sorry there are societal effects to being married beyond just calling yourself man and wife in some arbitrary way. It has become a governmental action with associated rights. You don't get to play the "but my religion" card and have it stand up. Marriage is an equal rights issue in our society. Plus, what does it matter to you?

    This is the thing that I have always struggled with: Why there is even a problem? This should be so basic. It's just people wanting to live their lives in the same manner as everyone else. The right to live and love and take part in the world as people. Who cares who someone loves? What does it matter to you, living your life? In what way is your life changed if your LGBT neighbor gets married? None in the least. So where is the problem? Why is this even a thing? It's just people loving each other. Why do people even get to shame people for loving who they love? How would anyone who hasn't been held to any scrutiny feel if suddenly they were? I hate this whole thing so much. It should be so obvious. Is religion really meant to be a pass on simply being good to people? Even if you harbor these ridiculous hateful feelings inside, it just shouldn't be your choice. Individual rights to peace and equality should always supersede religious ones. Always. It's just so obvious. I don't get it.

    EDIT: My wife made a friend recently who had a teenage daughter who was trans and killed herself. That woman has made it a social media stance saying basically "if you don't support LGBT rights, I don't know what to do with you and don't want to interact with you." How could she not? It becomes a representation of what killed her daughter. All the judgment and hate and complexity of just wanting to live as who you are. Even having no personal stakes in it, I get closer and closer to that point every day. I mean, that line represents a fundamental thing that I can't reconcile. Like I said, it should just be so obvious and the severe damage that this culture does to people so needlessly. I mean, seriously why? On both fronts: why does this bother you so much? and Why do you feel like you have the right to cast judgment on people? How do you feel righteously empowered to create policies that take rights away from people because you don't "approve" of the way they live their lives when it doesn't effect you in literally any functional way? Why? I'll never understand. Does Anonymous have any understanding of how harmful that culture is? (I mean I guess not because "it's harder to be a traditional catholic than LGBT in 2019." Give me a break with that.)
    tom_gMurderbearNoelMarciFlukesLordByChinaskimajjam0770Michelleladylarsenand 1 other.
  • Just sayin (general opinion)

    Speaking of random stuff, I was looking at my "on this day" thing on Facebook and was reminded of the most ridiculous museum display that I ever saw. This was in a car museum in Los Angeles. I get that this dude is "trying to fix the car" but I think something very different is conveyed...

    Also a part of the same exhibit, I love how the other dude just looks really confused and not-approving.

    DeeSepta NutellaMichelleMurderbearneilfgkscdrivevoodooratFlukesJaimieTdarwinfeeshy
  • Best of...

    Ha! I hadn't seen that. That's funny. 

    I'm very glad that this like-whore is at least somewhat likeable. Ha!
  • 804 - The Last of the Starks

    @Demerol ;
    It is 100% a dog lover thing. I think it is symbolic that Jon is leaving behind his former Stark life, and I think Ghost will be so happy North, and I am grateful beyond belief I don't have to witness Ghost's death. But all that rationality flies out the window when Jon doesn't even boop or scritch that big, floofy, good boi. Shame! Shame! Shame! 
    This shit had me yelling at the TV. I mean, just "peacing out" on Ghost like that is just fucking wrong, and it was TOTALLY a moment where I saw the typewriters clacking and the budget reports. Jon wasn't ever really a great wolf owner, but to not have a "moment" of it is just beyond wrong. I mean, this is an animal that he is connected to beyond most human animal relationships which can be incredibly meaningful without warging/mind meld types of influences. This was bullshit, and I refuse to believe that they couldn't have given the moment at least an ounce of gravity in comparison to the goodbyes with Tormund and Sam. That sucked. I liked the episode quite a bit, but that was bullshit.
  • Problems with Al and Joe edition of Watching Dead for episode 906

    Oh man. I love Al and Joe so much. With all the respect in the world to Jim and A.Ron. I mean, you guys were my favorite team for many, many years, but Al and Joe are living at the top of my power rankings now. They just get it, you know. They bring the insight that I need. I was so bummed when Rah Rah Riverdale went away, and so abruptly at that, but I really hope this new spec episode turns into something. I mean, if you can't beat 'em, get 'em working for you. Maybe they will all make each other better (I mean, you can't really get better than Al and Joe already are, but maybe they can help J and A unlock something). Sorry. this really isn't trashing J&A. I mean you guys know I'm a huge fan, but Al and Joe are just the best there is. You got to get these dudes on the payroll.
  • I've Got Something To Say

    You guys are the best. Ha! I thought this would just die on arrival. Thanks for playing along. I just got in this headspace yesterday where I thought that this super long, over the top opening to end with some benign and very agreeable statement was hilarious. I am a little bit surprised that the PB thing is as polarizing as it is. I mean, it's peanut butter and ice cream (particularly chocolate based ones, which I generally gravitate towards). Natural marriage. @cdrive knows what's up! I am sorry to those who I gave a brief scare over me being a secret jerk. Ha!

    @tom_g Normally I would agree, but it's just my wife and I and she does it too. We've actually specifically discussed double dipping and have the agreement. We both do agree that of course doing so where it may affect others is egregious.

    @Teresa from Concord Actually, we eat dairy free ide cream. Ben and Jerry's is our go to (PB&Cookies for my wife and either PB Half Baked or the chocolate salted caramel for me). Even though my wife is the one with the allergy and not me, I almost never eat the dairy kind. Come on in. Let those ice cream takes melt the ice cream so that there is no ice cream, only the takes. 

    @kingbee67 I dig the beer float. My buddy made some up one night a few years back and with the right beer that was some pretty good stuff.

    @Chinaski Bringing the It's It into the convo. That's why you're the man, man! That takes me back. Those things are the bomb! Ironically, the mint chip was my favorite. To the hot take, I'm not mad at it. Little kid and teenager me is downright offended, but as I've grown I like mint chip well enough, but I never go for it.

    @Cory where we may differ on PB I've got to say, I respect your brownie game. That's top drawer. 

    @Schlupp I'm super intrigued about that Kimmel thing. I'm at a weird set up that can't do audio for youtube, but I'm looking forward to checking it out when I can.
  • What is your most mundane celebrity encounter?

    Oh wait, does coming home from work to find Omar Rodriguez-Lopez watching Mr. Show in my living room with two of my old roommates count? Not really a "celebrity," but very notable in certain circles.

  • Best Under the Radar Shows?

    Does Fringe count for these purposes now? I got a inclination recently and tried to find it and you can't stream it anywhere without buying it to my knowledge. F'n crime. That show was great.