Smuel's good morning extravaganza

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  1. Barabbah

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    "The old games never change, Castle. You know that."
    Garth Ennis, 2005

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  2. Smuel

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    Is that from Castle, the TV show? I never got into that.

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    Nope, it's from The Punisher comic book (context: Nick Fury and Frank Castle aka The Punisher talking about Russia).

    By the way, I don't know if it's hilarious or rather depressing a comic book antihero fictionally fighting injustices has become the idol of the same fascists monsters he fights (among the others). I mean, if only they try to actually read it. (HA! They, trying to *read*?! Who's hilarious or depressing now?).

    I mean, the *only* time he actually killed someone only because that one was not a white american it was because he was brainwashed by neonazis.

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    It wouldn't be the first time that a satire has become popular among those that it satirizes.

    • The film Wall Street, which was supposed to make you hate Wall Street capitalists, is generally loved by Wall Street capitalists.
    • The Wolf Of Wall Street has the same status among scam artists.
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started as a joke, mocking all the things that teenage boys love. Guess who loved it...
    • Fight Club makes fun of wannabe macho independent thinkers. Whoops!

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    This list made me thought also about Finding Nemo, which message about not adopting fishes didn't touched lightly those who bought fishes calling them like the characters in the movie.... :|

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    TIL...

    (Actually it was yesterday, but today I wrote a forum post about what I learned yesterday)

    … that in most medieval and previous societies, traders and merchants were considered low class, because people didn't understand how prices were determined. They assumed that things had an intrinsic value. If a trader bought produce from a farmer and then sold it at a higher price to someone in a town, they must have cheated one of those people. Either they paid the farmer too little, or were charging too much to the townie. And therefore traders must be lying cheating scum, making profits by trickery and distorting the "real" value of things. It took until the 1700s before someone thought about the economics enough to realise that traders are adding value by distributing goods efficiently and providing convenience.

    Good morrow, fellow serfs.
     
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    Guess what, the queen has died. And I thought she was immortal.

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    I had already found out about the Queen dying through other sources before reading your post. But I appreciate that you thought it was something I might want to know about.

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    You're welcome.

    Anyway.

    Today I finally managed to break up a toxic friendship. But somehow now I feel bad :/

    Good morning.
     
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    I avoid that problem by being the toxic one.

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  11. Barabbah

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    o_O

    Anyway

    Election day in my country. Hopes are few but still I've voted. We'll see in the next days....
     
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    So, the headlines say "far right party wins!" but in practice is this actually any different from when Berlusconi kept on winning?

    Good, well, I suppose it's not really a good morning, but, you know, hi there.
     
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    Well, the berlusca is only center right.
    One example can be the fact he only acts to be a (moderate) christian in order to scrape up votes. On the other side she is actually a (ultra-conservative) christian and will use her bigotry to rule our country.

    Good morning to y'all
     
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