Jernalism!

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Re: Jernalism!

Postby Friday » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:09 am

Oh, okay. I can forgive you this time, because I forgot how insane gun culture is to people who aren't American.

Yeah, I saw that and went "well of course that's real. This is America."
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Re: Jernalism!

Postby Joxam » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:12 am

Also honestly no more insane or impractical than putting anything more than 2 or MAYBE 4 times optics on a rifle without proper windage and bullet drop training. Most people dont realize those skills take months to train and must constantly be worked on. People just want the big bullshit thing on their gun but if you're shooting at a distance large enough to warrent 4 or more times magnification you need that skill. And if you're not youre just being a dumbass. Honestly at that distance just being still enough to take the shot takes some education and repetition.
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Re: Jernalism!

Postby Mongrel » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:25 am

To expand on the previous, you have to understand how this feels.

Those of us outside the bubble of madness continually receive stories like "They're ruled by an immortal emperor, neither living nor dead, who has sat on his golden throne for 10,000 years, kept alive only by ghastly technological interventions and the daily sacrifice of thousands of lives. The Empire's rule is one of cultural and technological stagnation defined by tyranny, superstition and religious obfuscation and intolerance."

When the rest of the world laughs, haha good joke The Onion, roll on snare drum. Americans look at us like we're stupid and and show us this.

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Only it's an actual photo, maybe with some capitol hill reporters milling around while Betsy DeVos and Jared Kushner are chanting some kind of strange incantation and throwing golden glitter in the air.
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Re: Jernalism!

Postby Caithness » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:29 am

I certainly thought the chainsaw was a ridiculous made-up joke when I saw it.

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Re: Jernalism!

Postby Da_Beerman » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:23 am

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Re: Jernalism!

Postby Thad » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:37 am

Caithness wrote:I certainly thought the chainsaw was a ridiculous made-up joke when I saw it.

Yeah I think "be clearer" is good general criticism (maybe use a spoiler tag if you're worried about giving away a punchline) but in this case I did know it when I saw it.

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Re: Jernalism!

Postby Mongrel » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:54 pm



It's almost fascinating the way that you imagine that Fox can't possibly become more of a pure propaganda mouthpiece for Trump, and then they go and top themselves every time.

In completely unrelated news, I'm pretty happy about the chocolate ration increase.
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Re: Jernalism!

Postby TA » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:04 pm

Caithness wrote:I certainly thought the chainsaw was a ridiculous made-up joke when I saw it.


I could tell that that's what Mongrel thought was a joke, but it being USA Today, and gun culture being an absurd mess full of idiots, I didn't assume they were throwing a ridiculous made-up joke in the middle of a serious video. Because that's exactly the sort of attachment that would exist and sell to people, and only the briefest googling turned up a manufacturer for it.
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Re: Jernalism!

Postby Mongrel » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:37 pm

I didn't think it was inserted as a deliberate joke, I just thought they'd been hoodwinked by some alarmist source. USA Today is not exactly known for being a bastion of fine journalism.

It just turns out that the one who didn't do any fact-checking was me rather than USA today.
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Re: Jernalism!

Postby Mongrel » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:08 am



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Re: Jernalism!

Postby Mongrel » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:25 pm

Buzzfeed: Peter Thiel angling to buy Gawker's remaining assets - including the archives

Won't be happy until he's pulled out the roots and salted the fields, eh?
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