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Natty dreadlocks?
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They called him Mr Tibbs
SuperJail Warden
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Anyone find it odd all of these 90 year old celebrities are suddenly dying?
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SuperJail Warden
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Bob saget?
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uziq
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holy shit, first norm macdonald and now bob saget? they are/were both really young.
Cybargs
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uziq wrote:

holy shit, first norm macdonald and now bob saget? they are/were both really young.
must be the vaccine
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RIP. two good ones.
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His name is Robert Paulson.
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His name is Robert Paulson.
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pirana6
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wtf you guys, his name was Louie Anderson
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Alexa play I'll do anything for love.
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Meat Loaf's passing passed from the news pretty quick once he turned out to be an anti-vaxer. Sammy the Bull, the Mafia informant who confessed to 19 murders, is in critical condition with COVID too. He is also unvaccinated.
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lech walesa, hero of post-soviet poland, has covid too. speaking of meat loafs and bulls.

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unnamednewbie13
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I guess we can be more confident about ML's cause of death now. Early on, the press was hesitant to say.

Meat Loaf’s song played at anti-mandate rally in Washington D.C. as his death becomes politicized
https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/01/24/ … liticized/

D.C.'s Anti-Mandate Rally Devolves Into an Anti-Vaccine Rally
https://reason.com/2022/01/24/d-c-s-ant … ine-rally/
(surprise to no one)

My sympathies have considerably cooled for for these people and their enablers (even if they have been astroturfed), putting not just themselves but other people at risk.
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you can take a boy out of texas ...
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Robert Paulson dying a preventable death because he has a pig brain is in character.
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unnamednewbie13
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Robert Paulson was trying to regain dignity and a spark of life.

Meat Loaf was mad about masks making his nose itch and, er, somehow "blocking breathing."

Sympathies still with his vaccinated family though. I wonder if they tried to convince him. I know what that's like.
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Robert Paulson was living with the consequences of his actions. Shouldn't have done steroids. Should have treated his kids better. Shouldn't have joined a terrorist organization.

The Project Mayhem people were wrong from start to finish.
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it's funny that american psycho, fight club and even the matrix have been appropriated as 'cultural touchstones' by latter-day incels and internet shutins.

they are products of a highly ironic, cynical, detached and nihilistic gen-x culture. being re-read by tone-deaf people who think anomie, existential angst and edgy nihilism are 'cool' (the former two examples, that is).

both writers have disavowed the weird cult appeal of their creations. they were meant as satires in their time.

i guess humanities education and the ability to actually read the fucking subtext in a work of art have suffered a serious decline. too many STEM nerds and internet autists with chips on their shoulder.
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I don't think many people who saw the Fight Club movie read the books much less picked up on the homosexual undertones. In the book, the narrator meets Tyler Durden on a nude beach. Do you strike up conversations with single men at nude beaches? The movie did keep some of the homosexual undertones but I think people dismissed those undertones since Tyler/Narrator was having sex with Marla.

I never read American Psycho but from what I understand, Patrick B. is an even bigger clueless yuppie in the book.

The nihilism of the brief period between the end of the Cold War and the start of the War on Terror hasn't aged well. Educated white guys living in the most prosperous decade in American history being sad is comical considering the widespread suffering of the 21st century. And despite all of the issues of the last two decades, plenty of Americans still wake up everyday and throw 100% at their responsibilities. Maybe writers in the 90s were soft.
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yep, hard agree that Gen-X and its weird sort of apathetic 'whatever' culture were serious signs of pax americana in its late-decadent phase.

grunge rock is contemporary with that whole Gen-X too-cool-to-care attitude. a pretty weird pose, when you think about it.
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I don't think many "serious" fight club adherents have actually read the book, let alone analyzed it.

A lot of poor white people were still crushed in the 80s and 90s too, like their fathers, and fathers before them. Voices like Rush rose up to tell them it's because the Democrats hate them.
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the people in fight club aren't the downwardly mobile blue-collar workers being crushed by neoliberalism and globalization, though.

they're corporate middle-class types who are bored precisely because they are living lives of plenty. the notable IKEA catalogue monologue, for instance. these are people importing (then) desirable goods from the world marketplace, not having their jobs exported because of the same. they are victims of too much consumerism not structural inequalities and deprivation.

if you're talking about the appeal of grunge, as a pretty geographically locatable thing in the PNW, then yes, fair enough.

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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

I don't think many "serious" fight club adherents have actually read the book, let alone analyzed it.

A lot of poor white people were still crushed in the 80s and 90s too, like their fathers, and fathers before them. Voices like Rush rose up to tell them it's because the Democrats hate them.
I forget that there are a lot of poor white people in America. Living forever in the NYC area probably warped my perception of poverty in America. Wouldn't be surprised if many well off whites in this area also forget about poor rural whites and their generational poverty.

Urbanite liberal white to poor rural white.

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