Vice SHUTS DOWN Website! Hundreds of Journos FIRED! by hfxB0oyA in news

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Learn to code" comes to mind. But really, how many smart anal vibrators need apps?

Apple Customers Return Vision Pro By The Droves by hfxB0oyA in technology

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Apple customers find out what we early adopters have known for years now - VR sucks. 😆

Anyone else have a neighborhood antifa house? by xoenix in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

God, imagine the stench. 🤮

Anyone else have a neighborhood antifa house? by xoenix in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Funny how their Little Free Library box has no books in it.

Poilievre popularity surging, Trudeau approval sinking | TREND LINE by hfxB0oyA in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The guy on that page looks either angry about something or like he's holding back laughing at a really funny joke.

Saw this on reddit posted like it was a bad thing by Musky in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Now when you click the link, it says "If you were looking for an image, it was probably deleted.

Probably because thou shalt not utter the word "woman" on Reddit.

Why is Google Gemini so woke? by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I just asked it to draw me a pic of an Italian from the 1600s. It replied, "We are working to improve Gemini’s ability to generate images of people. We expect this feature to return soon and will notify you in release updates when it does."

17th century physicists by xoenix in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Came here to note that. Perfect cultural representation.

FIRST READING: Education is white supremacy, Toronto teachers told in official guidebook by xoenix in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A few years ago, I started to hear rumblings from some university prof friends of mine about "decolonizing education", and nobody could tell me what that meant exactly. Well, now we find out that it means actively turning us into ignorant cavemen using the very systems that the evil white supremacists have built up over the hundreds and thousands of years.

British nuke sub missile launch FAILS as Trident misfires and 'plops' into sea by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Meanwhile, the home office is busy at work getting the nation's youth ready to fight a war with Russia.

What Shocked Me About the Culture at Yale by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

So ivy leaguers are stuck up cunts. Imagine my surprise.

Reddit in AI content licensing deal with Google by xoenix in Internet

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

So Google's AI is going to kick everyone off its page and ban their IP addresses for the slightest misstep in searching? Sounds like a win for society, TBH.

"The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence..." by carn0ld03 in quotes

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's more like a single paragraph, though maybe he just meant "Hate the man who is better off than you are." When I saw the headline, I thought the sentence was going to be "Give me what's yours."

Kyiv has right to strike Russian targets ‘outside Ukraine’, says Nato chief Stoltenberg by chakokat in WayOfTheBern

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And as Ukraine is an American vassal state, Jens Stoltenberg has the duty to stuff his face full of Ukranian shaft whenever Washington tells him to.

‘It is time Julian Assange was brought home,’ reiterates Australian premier by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Doesn't Australia have any spies? Smuggling him out of the motherland would be a pretty cool operation.

Google Gemini: Generate an image of a German soldier in 1935 by xoenix in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So you're saying she could occupy your Sudetenland?

Google Gemini: Generate an image of a German soldier in 1935 by xoenix in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Diversity was their strength.

Dear banned redditor, why are you here? by Reddit-mod in AskSaidIt

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This isn't why I came here, but I got a permaban from AskReddit when they posted the convoluted question:
"What is something people say is true about women but really isn't?"
I answered with "That trans women are them? LOL"

I wrote it with a text obfuscator and got 30 upvotes before one of the Stasi got me. Totally worth it.

Poilievre popularity surging, Trudeau approval sinking | TREND LINE by hfxB0oyA in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

By Libertarian, do you mean PPC? Or do you have a local micro party candidate in your area?

The Economist knows which side their bread is buttered on by hfxB0oyA in WayOfTheBern

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, not just that but the two other headlines at the bottom of the screenshot as well. I don't doubt that Russia is up to some nefarious shit, but the blatant toadyism at The Economist consistently impresses me.

I guess the issue is polling so well he finally decided to say something about it by xoenix in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Came here to post this. Never has an issue been so publically lauded as 'the right thing to do' while at the same time everybody in reality is privately against it. The next election is going to be a complete rout for the tranny boosters.

I guess the issue is polling so well he finally decided to say something about it by xoenix in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Trudeau only answers to the queens.

Under the fog of war, Ukraine cancels its 2024 presidential elections | The Zelensky-led government has transformed the country into a totalitarian dictatorship, as there is no semblance of a liberal democracy left in Ukraine. by stickdog in WayOfTheBern

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The arms merchants are thrilled at this development. Fewer checks and balances between Zelensky and their continued billion dollar weapons orders.

Poilievre popularity surging, Trudeau approval sinking | TREND LINE by hfxB0oyA in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I maintain that I'm not a fan of the Tories, but I'll vote for Poilievre this one time to get rid of that cadre of shit eaters.

That's it. I've officialy experienced Saidit brainrot. by detty in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He might have if this place were IRL. I wanted to stick a screwdriver on his ear.

Meta warns it may shut Facebook in Europe but EU leaders say life would be 'very good' without it by PanzersGhost in SocialMedia

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm surprised TikTok can operate in the West.

I'm not. The only thing that matters in the West is money, and TikTok has the money to grease the gears.

Is it time for a more subtle view on the ultimate taboo: cannibalism? by xoenix in science

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I was wondering what they'd turn to after trannies became normalized to the point where they wouldn't drive clicks anymore.

Meta warns it may shut Facebook in Europe but EU leaders say life would be 'very good' without it by PanzersGhost in SocialMedia

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

For once, i agree with EU leaders.

Questions about DuckDuckGo’s future by PanzersGhost in Internet

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I use Brave.

Climate experts sound alarm over thriving plant life at Greenland ice sheet by ActuallyNot in environment

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, but my question is: in lieu of ice cover, what is the benefit of greenery over the soil for methane containment vs. just bare soil? Is there any? If so, how much?

Imagine the AI that's going to come outta this data... by hfxB0oyA in MeanwhileOnReddit

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ask for a ham sandwich recipe and it'll call you a racist.

‘They lied’: plastics producers deceived public about recycling, report reveals by hfxB0oyA in news

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

With the right equipment, it's better for the environment to burn the stuff.

St. Patrick's Cathedral hosts funeral for transgender activist and sex worker Cecilia Gentili by johnsmith315 in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Did he get murdered by a John who couldn't see what was in front of his eyes until the ladydick came out?

Canada says China has role to play in keeping Red Sea safe by Cancelthis in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh fuck off Mélanie.

The (Black) Harvard Professor who Found No Bias in Police Shootings Describes the Reception He Got from Academic Colleagues by iamonlyoneman in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

An academic doing rigorous and through work who published his unbiased research in the face of his coward colleagues who would prefer the narrative prevail. Make this man the president of Harvard.

‘They lied’: plastics producers deceived public about recycling, report reveals by hfxB0oyA in news

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yup, this is one to file under 'things we already knew about'.

Cheney warns of a ‘Putin wing of the Republican party’ by Cancelthis in funny

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Jesus Christ, now they've got Putin-Extreme-MAGA-Republican-Racist-Sexist-Trump voters to deal with!

It's all a very convenient way to distract from the fact that every single politician in the US is a cookie cutter military industrial complex dick sucker who wants to send your kids to die for their stock portfolios.

Black Harvard Professor Who Challenged Woke Orthodoxies Needs Armed Protection by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ironic that the Most Tolerant Ones want to Lynch him.

Someone suggested that the WEF's ultimate goal behind celebrating e-thots, whores, trannies, "The LGBT Community™", feminists, etc, is all to ruin the idea of the Nuclear Family so no one can have/want children and cause sharp global depopulation. I gotta say, it makes a lot of sense. Your thoughts? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Whether or not that's an explicit goal, it may very well have the stated effect on some groups of people. What you have to decide then is: do you care if those groups of people on the whole decide not to reproduce? If they do not, then the result is that over the following generations, the populations that do survive will be the ones that are far more based and less susceptible to this political garbage.

What's your favorite kink? by -Gravi in AskSaidIt

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Verifying that I'm a human every 3 minutes on Saidit.

Why is it wrong to say that gender dysphoria is a mental disorder? by DufferDooface in propaganda

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Because the mental disorder is Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and people with that get violent when it's suggested that they're anything less than perfect.

A junior high school principal lost his job and retirement pay, believed to be around 20 million yen ($135,000), as punishment for overfilling his coffee at a convenience store by PanzersGhost in WorldNews

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm thinking someone on the board must have had a larger personal vendetta against this guy

The arrogance of ignorance: Saiditor fails to grasp what water vapor is. Then pauses to suggest rainfall would confuse other people. by ActuallyNot in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

And that's how science is performed in 2024!

CANADA: Metro Vancouver Transit Police Say They "Don't Know" Whether Sexual Assault Suspect Is Male Or Female Despite Having Semen Evidence - Reduxx by Femaleisnthateful in TumblrInAction

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

And once again, the bigots of Saidit rear their biased heads. 😝

Retard diplomacy 101: Trudeau calls Putin a 'monster' following reports of Alexei Navalny's death by hfxB0oyA in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

These are the high school antics of a man who was banging fifteen year olds in his twenties.

Someone on X doesn't like me by P-38lightning in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That sounds like a club I'd like to be in.

New to the site. Reddit refugee. by westway9 in Introductions

[–]hfxB0oyA 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Welcome aboard. We're more of a tea room that's one quarter full of oddballs who agree to disagree than a world spanning monolith of Orwellian conformity. Enjoy the weirdness. Also, don't forget to confirm that you're human

New to the site. Reddit refugee. by westway9 in Introductions

[–]hfxB0oyA 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Welcome aboard. We're more of a tea room full of oddballs who agree to disagree than a world spanning monolith of Orwellian conformity. Enjoy the weirdness.

Anti-racism training increases racism, report finds by xoenix in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's been obvious this whole time, but people have quickly forgotten how to not be dumbasses.

I'm not racist, but I'm also not anti-racist. That term has become Orwellian doublespeak meaning you're an intolerant bigoted asshole.

Experts warn electric vehicle weight threatens road safety and infrastructure by SoCo in news

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think EVs are neat but I don't like them as a total replacement for IC engines.

Agreed. They're not really practical in a Canadian winter.

We Think This Dystopia Is Normal Like People In Abusive Relationships Think It's Normal by hfxB0oyA in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Or at least we stay in the relationship hoping we'll be sprinkled by its shower of gold.

Climate experts sound alarm over thriving plant life at Greenland ice sheet by ActuallyNot in environment

[–]hfxB0oyA 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The article says there's a "near-quadrupling of wetlands across Greenland, which are a source of methane emissions", but they don't elaborate. How significant are these emissions? How much is that offset by the carbon sequestration of the living greenery itself? Does a cover of moss help to mitigate trapped methane in the soil that bare land would otherwise release as the ice retreats? Enquiring minds want to know, and this article is light on info.

Female impersonator tries his best, but his performance fails to convince his female co-workers by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Segway

Segue. Segway is a scooter.

Yes, I know I'm being a grammar nazi, but that one really bugs me for some reason. Sorry.

Female impersonator tries his best, but his performance fails to convince his female co-workers by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

rotpocket

😆 🤮

Female impersonator tries his best, but his performance fails to convince his female co-workers by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

a female coworker will get offended if ... a conversation shifts to topics surrounding menstruation

I'm betting that the only time a conversation shifts to topics surrounding menstruation is when he brings it up, and they immediately shut it down. I'm sure they don't appreciate him and his twisted sisters always wanting to put the men into menstruation.

Hey, Harvard kids (and Cynthia Nixon): Your 12-hour hunger strike is a joke by P-38lightning in news

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wow, a peckishness strike. How much do you want to bet that a bunch of them drank smoothies or salted caramel crappuccinos with whipped cream instead, since that's technically not eating?

Experts warn electric vehicle weight threatens road safety and infrastructure by SoCo in news

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, but... see my comment at the bottom of this thread.

Experts warn electric vehicle weight threatens road safety and infrastructure by SoCo in news

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good point. See my comment at the bottom of this thread.

Experts warn electric vehicle weight threatens road safety and infrastructure by SoCo in news

[–]hfxB0oyA 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Electric cars do weigh more than gas cars it's true, but this pearl clutching does seem conveniently timed.

For reference, a Tesla Model Y, which is their best selling vehicle, weighs 4,416 lbs. while a Ford F-150, America's most popular truck, weighs 4,900 to 5,770 pounds. The Toyota Rav4, America's most popular SUV, weighs 4,610 – 4,705 pounds.

There are roughly 83,200,000 pickup trucks and SUVs on American roads right now (about 33% of all vehicles). As of 2022, there were approximately 1.8 million electric vehicles on US roads.

So how come we never heard all this concern about vehicle weight for all the decades that pickups and SUVs were flying out of the dealerships?

One dead, five injured in shooting at a New York City subway station. Shooter is at large by hfxB0oyA in news

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I haven't found anything about that. Got a link?

What is the biggest waste of time humanity engages in? by x0x7 in AskSaidIt

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

War.

Canada refuses to extradite wanted Nazi by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Trudeau's friends get protection.

This is how little they think of our intelligence: Liberals rebrand Canada's carbon tax rebate by hfxB0oyA in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Sadly, I must admit that I voted for these shit stains.

Charlotte, a stingray with no male companion, is pregnant in her mountain aquarium by [deleted] in environment

[–]hfxB0oyA 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Correction: arkrose is being misandrist.

Charlotte, a stingray with no male companion, is pregnant in her mountain aquarium by [deleted] in environment

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Cue all the alphabet people finding a way to make this about them.

Marvel director opens up about bringing Deadpool and Wolverine together onscreen by Gmsolangi in WorldNews

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You didn't read the rest of my post, did you? I don't blame you. I went a little long.

Feds will stop investing in 'large' road projects, environment minister says by hfxB0oyA in canada

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Guilbeault said ... Ottawa has decided that existing road infrastructure "is perfectly adequate to respond to the needs we have."

This is what you get when you put a one trick pony whose previous experience in environmental policy was 'save the whales' in charge of a country's infrastructure. They bring millions more people into Canada over the past few years and they think everything can stay the same as it was? They're rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

💕HAPPY CLOWNETINES, SAIDIT💕 by Clown_Chan in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Right back atcha!

Marvel director opens up about bringing Deadpool and Wolverine together onscreen by Gmsolangi in WorldNews

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree with you to an extent. The diversity hires are in place because Hollywood in general, and Disney in specific, has shed its remaining interest in producing creative arts based entertainment. The bean counters are firmly in charge in a way they weren't a few decades ago. When Michael Eisner was Disney chairman before Bob Iger, he was fully bought into the idea of the Magic Kingdom and all of the resplendent Disney magic that accompanied it. He realised that they needed to consistently produce amazing experiences that inspired people and made them want to come back to experience that feeling again and again. And that grew Disney into the creative powerhouse that it was at the end of his tenure. When Iger came on board, he saw a big pot of cash and his big idea was to buy up as much of the competition as he possibly could, hoping that the creativity they brought to the company would sustain their growth. It worked for a good while, but Iger has always been focused on the stock price and not the magic. So when his stable of purchased IP got stale, as all properties do, there was nobody in this now near-monopoly who was empowered to inspire and fund the creatives in the was Eisner championed them.

Now that Disney was fully controlled by the suits and really being run exclusively for the benefit of Wall Street, it was time to squeeze it like a ripe fruit and wring every dollar they could out of it. And that worked in spades. But as the dollars got fewer, they had to start to rely on budget tightening to keep their quarterly earnings reports looking healthy. And budget tightening means fewer dollars for keeping the parks looking good, the new attractions under construction, and taking risks on making great movie experiences. As they went along, they first started running the movies by committee. After all, if you're going to sink a quarter of a billion dollars into the thing, you want it to return a billion plus for your investment, right? And to the suits, the best way to ensure that is by decreeing "do it the same as last time, but just a little bit different". This started to make the movies more bland and less interesting. And as they started losing interest and money, they doubled down on that strategy. Meanwhile in the boardroom, Disney realized that ESG scores were becoming a big thing and if they wanted to keep their stock price inflated, they were going to have to do more than entertain an audience. They were going to have to appeal to the largest institutional investors out there in order to keep the bucks rolling in to continue lifting their share price. And the biggest is Blackrock, whose retard chairman came up with the idea of ESG scores. So if you wanted to get Blackrock's attention and dollars, you had to suck their equitable and inclusive dick. So Iger opened up Disney's corporate mouth wide and went all the way down to the root. They introduced a corporate policy of filling quotas instead of letting merit determine who got the jobs. And so diversity - and not quality - became The Law of the Kingdom.

But they couldn't find enough people of insert identity group here who could do the jobs, so they went searching for people who at least had pieces of paper that showed they were at a minimum, certified to be able to do the job in question. Enter the universities to our little tale of woe. Now, any legacy of bravery or diversity of thought that western universities may once have retained the aroma of has long been extinguished and scrubbed clean with the bleach of political correctness. As a result, the universities have become less and less distinct from the degree mills whose business plans are to give out diplomas in return for cash. Similar to Disney (but decades earlier to the party), as the universities' budgets became more and more constrained, they became less bold and more beholden to the whims of the people who were paying the tuition, to the point where now, many institutions' curriculum are subject to vetting approval by the students before it is taught to them. At this point, a degree in almost anything you want is available to anyone who is willing to go into student debt and pony up the right price.

As such, we do indeed have low IQ / high narcissism types regularly "earning" their PhDs in everything from gender studies to (scarily) medicine without necessarily having the mental capacity to be able to do anything other than turn everything they touch to shit. So we agree there.

However, I maintain my opinion about a lack of life experience in these stunning and brave new quota hires. More and more, I'm seeing higher education splitting into two pathways - community colleges and trade schools for those who can't afford the tuition and university degrees for those who can. And those who can afford a university degree are highly likely to be the ones who have been born into wealth and sheltered from real life experiences. Sure, their parents probably took them on trips to places around the world and bought them the very best educational certificates that money can buy, but at the same time, they never had to look at a bill and wonder where the money is going to come from. They may have had "life experiences", but not the kind where there was the possibility of wandering into the wilderness with a friend and getting lost for a few days. Or doing stupid shit because you were out on your own recognizance because both your parents were working and so they just trusted you to not kill yourself until they got home. Those are the kinds of life experiences that lead to good storytelling. Uncertainty. Conflict. Risk. Actual danger. People wrapped in bubble wrap from childhood can read about it, but they'll never really know it. And so they can't tell compelling stories about it.

One dead, five injured in shooting at a New York City subway station. Shooter is at large by hfxB0oyA in news

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Bronson was a goddamn legend.

Asian rednecks racing modified rice tractors in Thailand by hfxB0oyA in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He must use safety squints like Colin Furze.

Queer.af Mastodon instance has been shut down by the Taliban by PanzersGhost in SocialMedia

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, i guess they'll have to migrate to a new domain.

Marvel director opens up about bringing Deadpool and Wolverine together onscreen by Gmsolangi in WorldNews

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't really care about movies that much anymore, and I'm really just a petty bastard at heart.

As for Disney, they just stopped caring about making entertaining movies. He stopped hiring people who cared about the art and the craft of it, and replaced them with people who had no life experience outside of going to film school and listen to the same woke bullshit as every other person in Hollywood. This problem isn't unique to Disney; It's just that they're the biggest dog in the park. So they shit the biggest turds.

Get your tattoo removed, or you're a bigot by Datachost in TumblrInAction

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Get the tattoo covered with 'insane faggot'.

What Would Happen If Biden Stepped Aside? by ThomasNeuburger in WayOfTheBern

[–]hfxB0oyA 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wouldn't matter. They're all owned by the military contractors at this point.

Marvel director opens up about bringing Deadpool and Wolverine together onscreen by Gmsolangi in WorldNews

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You're both right.

Marvel director opens up about bringing Deadpool and Wolverine together onscreen by Gmsolangi in WorldNews

[–]hfxB0oyA 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

why not reward the less woke stuff with your patronage?

Because I don't think Disney is worth saving, and I don't think my patronage would teach them any lesson. But I want to see Deadpool.

Asian rednecks racing modified rice tractors in Thailand by hfxB0oyA in whatever

[–]hfxB0oyA[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Essentially podracing in a rice paddy with death wheels. I think I've just found my favorite spectator sport.