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by Hype
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 769
Views: 34473

Re: Coronavirus

Yes. We all read/heard about those articles/news stories at the time. All I am pointing out (and I realize it's stupid and pedantic at this point, but I do think it's important because misinformation and scientific illiteracy are literally killing people right now) is that there is a world of differ...
by Hype
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 769
Views: 34473

Re: Coronavirus

One theory that looks to have been disproved is that warm Summer temps would burn out the virus. That hasn't happened. That was never a theory. That was Trump confusing Covid-19 with the Flu and claiming it would be gone by April because he's a craven lunatic / idiot. Epidemiologists have been clea...
by Hype
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 769
Views: 34473

Re: Coronavirus

One theory that looks to have been disproved is that warm Summer temps would burn out the virus. That hasn't happened. That was never a theory. That was Trump confusing Covid-19 with the Flu and claiming it would be gone by April because he's a craven lunatic / idiot. Epidemiologists have been clea...
by Hype
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Jane's Addiction News
Topic: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit
Replies: 71
Views: 1759

Re: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit

It would be weird, I agree. Teenage obsessive fandom is normal. Middle-aged obsessive fandom?

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by Hype
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Jane's Addiction News
Topic: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit
Replies: 71
Views: 1759

Re: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit

Yeah, but what's the name of the kite Perry destroys with a bottle rocket? :banana:
by Hype
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Jane's Addiction News
Topic: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit
Replies: 71
Views: 1759

Re: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit

Most people who don't mention xxx were too young to know it when it came out...I loved xxx and always think of Jane's great 3 (I fucking hate covers but loved the ones on xxx) I love XXX but I don't think of it as a proper record. I thought it was one of those fake indie things a bunch of bands did...
by Hype
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Jane's Addiction News
Topic: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit
Replies: 71
Views: 1759

Re: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit

Well, yeah, it’s not like the legend has anything left to it these days. It’s two awesome albums from 30 years ago and a couple of weird things they did after. The rest is worthless.
by Hype
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Jane's Addiction News
Topic: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit
Replies: 71
Views: 1759

Re: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit

Why did I never realize that Perry's mother committed suicide? Did you forget? I thought that was pretty well known. That's why she's mentioned in Then She Did... "Will you say hello to my ma? Will you pay a visit to her? She was an artist just as you were... I'd have introduced you to her... She'd...
by Hype
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Supreme Court
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Supreme Court

A colleague suggested this is just setting things up to overturn Roe v. Wade. :balls: What's the reasoning behind that? Just mollifiying liberals or something? :hs: I am taking it as precedent is important to the conservative judges, even if it goes against their cultural beliefs. :noclue: Maybe ab...
by Hype
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Jane's Addiction News
Topic: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit
Replies: 71
Views: 1759

Re: Perry Farrell on 80s Hard Rock Hit

Why did I never realize that Perry's mother committed suicide? Did you forget? I thought that was pretty well known. That's why she's mentioned in Then She Did... "Will you say hello to my ma? Will you pay a visit to her? She was an artist just as you were... I'd have introduced you to her... She'd...
by Hype
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Supreme Court
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Supreme Court

A colleague suggested this is just setting things up to overturn Roe v. Wade. :balls:
by Hype
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 101
Views: 4698

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

There's also the little matter of the huge amount of time leading up to this moment where the cops didn't just do their fucking jobs and move the guy's car. If it was necessary to arrest him for being drunk in his car, then they could have done that sooner and more straightforwardly. The two cops h...
by Hype
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 101
Views: 4698

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

When you make a choice not to disable somebody that is running away from you, but to shoot to kill them, that is first degree murder. The DA's history is not relevant. There's also the little matter of the huge amount of time leading up to this moment where the cops didn't just do their fucking job...
by Hype
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 101
Views: 4698

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

News from 2-3 years ago: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/29/st-louis-officers-charged-beating-colleague/ A federal grand jury in St. Louis indicted four city police officers Thursday on charges that three of them beat an undercover police officer last year and all four of them covered ...
by Hype
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 101
Views: 4698

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

But I guess the question is, can a racist/homophobe/mysoginist be a hero? There’s a difference between having a statue of Che Guevara for freeing the people of Cuba and fighting for social justice, than having it for how much he disliked gays. Personally, I’d say bring down the second fucking statu...
by Hype
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 101
Views: 4698

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

There is a massive difference between a portrayal of a racist for the purpose of ridiculing him, which happens to use out loud words which nowadays wouldn't be said, often even by people just as racist, and the portrayal of a racist for the purpose of glorifying him, which is what the fucking statue...
by Hype
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 101
Views: 4698

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

There’s a deeply problematic issue here, in that masses can’t seem to approve admiration for anyone, because everone is shitty or has been. As someone who had to “save” England, Churchill had to oversee the killings of thousands. His racist views were the absolute norm at the time. Even I remember ...
by Hype
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 101
Views: 4698

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

Churchill was a racist defender of colonialism, though. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/02/03/the-dark-side-of-winston-churchills-legacy-no-one-should-forget/ Churchill's detractors point to his well-documented bigotry, articulated often with shocking callousness and contempt....
by Hype
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 101
Views: 4698

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

We don't need monuments and statues to remember history. That's why we have historians, and articles, and books, and documentaries, and docudramas, and historical reacreationists, and preservation societies (not, that is, of statues, but of, say, historic buildings, not for glorification of some pe...
by Hype
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots
Replies: 101
Views: 4698

Re: 2020 US Racial/Political Protests and Riots

Question : As I, and everyone else of sound mind, are utterly shocked and disgusted over the death of George Floyd. Does this warrant a sudden UK (worldwide) retribution on every single person in history who has had anything to do with the 'promotion' of slavery, however small? Now I'm guessing sta...