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s3e18, "Allegiance": I'm pretty sure this move means absolutely nothing in a society that's advanced beyond money. And the drinks just have synthehol

Oof, I've really enjoyed this show straight from the jump, but this is the first real gut punch it's delivered to me and I really feel it for some reason

s3e16, "The Offspring": you pass butter lol

Right before this scene, the episode gets a hell of a lot wrong about gender. I get that it's literally March 1990 when this aired, but I would've pumped my fist for some realtalk about gender. I hold Star Trek to a high bar even though this is the show that murdered a cast member with printer ink and metamucil

s3e8, "The Price": Apparently, the role of Counselor Troi will be played in this episode by the newspaper comic strip character Cathy

Moonstruck is a fabulous movie that really showcases the many and diverse ways men are complete and utter shitstains

You know we live in an unjust world because Franz Mesmer was an anti-scientific scam artist whose career got torpedoed by a veritable Justice League of Enlightenment-era thinkers, yet his name gets immortalized as a word in several different languages

I haven't been posting much about this show lately because there hasn't been much to say beyond "this show rules." But it's pretty unconscionable that the second season is ending with Riker's life being saved by the power of a clip show

If you were Bill Gates, how do you think you'd rationalize not fulfilling every single GoFundMe that gets posted every single day

you ever have that thing where it's been a very emotionally draining week so it's extremely intimidating to approach the work that you usually like to do

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Programing languages are just domesticated math

"... About how incredibly tubular the Enterprise is now that we have a dedicated Tron room?"

my wife asked if blasting your atoms into cold empty space is some kind of sex thing and I mean, it wasn't, but now it is

s2e8, "A Matter Of Honor": uhhhhhHHHH if this were the first thing someone said to me when I boarded a new ship I would get right the fuck back into the transporter and blast my atoms right into cold empty space

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Even years later, I'm pretty impressed that capitalism was even able to ruin something as pure at horse_ebooks

This morning, I discovered that a couple of D&D supplements that I wrote have been posted to the largest repository of pirated RPG PDFs on the internet, and it feels like I've won a major award

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Mastodon is becoming a cesspool of thoughtful culture commentary

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Ooo boy, have you tried reinstalling your guillotine?

a long time ago, when i still thought capitalism was the least worst economic system we'd come up with, i emailed the Freakonomics people to ask what would happen if we just gave $50,000 to 500 families in one targeted neighborhood. What would the benefits be? Etc. (This was before UBI was a popular topic.)

They spent an entire 45-minute episode of their podcast talking about how, because of the Lottery Effect, everybody would immediately blow all that money on fancy cars or w/e and be wasted

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