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Comment Re:The movie's not out yet and I'm already tired (Score 1) 126

You're telling me they put ads in a game that costs sixty dollars?! Sorry, I haven't played on any of the most recent generations of consoles, so I find this a little appalling (if not surprising). Or are you speaking in generalities?

If I pay $0.00 for a game, I have no beef with ads. Somewhere between free and 99c I go from "sure why not" to "holy motherfucking christ why are these cocksuckers wasting my life with ads!!!!" I suspect it's somewhere around 3.2 cents.

Comment OT: NPR (Score 1) 259

It's a pity NPR has such a negative rep in my neck of the woods. If people would only listen to it, they would hear that it's clearly about as balanced as reporting can get. They frequently lob softballs at Republicans for fear of being accused of being on a witch hunt. I don't know why they bother; the average redneck can't tell the difference between Pacifica Radio and All Things Considered anyway.

Comment Re:This (Score 1) 393

One surprise to me was that many of them were peasants and dumb as dirt. All they really wanted to do was drink and have sex with anyone. No idea how they got over here; they probably didn't know either. So much for stereotypes.

I guess the best way to combat stereotypes is with a new, funnier stereotype!

Comment Re:This (Score 1) 393

I've never really understood that either. I have a buddy with security clearance. The FBI interviews me every so often about him. It's always the same stupid questions. The funny thing is, I only see him a few times a year, since we live in different towns. So he could be a complete lunatic 90% of the time, and I'd never know it.

Comment Re:Protein from plants, not animals (Score 1) 381

Of the three vegans I've known, only one of them knew enough about nutrition to keep herself healthy. It isn't a trivial thing to get all the right kinds of protein into a meatless diet.

One of the other lies vegans tell themselves is that no animals died for their food. That's simply foolish. Unless you made it yourself in your own backyard, it's a safe bet that millions of insects and thousands of vertebrate pests were MURDERED for you to eat your "vegan" salad. That doesn't even include the fish that die from pesticide runoff or birds that die from eating pesticide coated insects.

On the other hand, being a vegetarian has a much lower carbon footprint than being a carnivore. So there's more to it than just considering the animals.

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.