lars

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lars ,

Since I read that number for the first time last month, I’ve been wondering which seems wilder to a Hindu: monotheists or atheists?

lars ,

Does Christian monotheism exist? A majority (?!) of Americans believe there is a Devil.

lars ,

That. Book. Is. Fire.

lars ,

Sounds like a god. Even if they’d sniff at it.

So do angels.

lars ,

I want to believe this, so—unlike monotheists in such a situation—I am suspicious of the answer

lars ,

Did they ever catch the pilots that did the 9/11s? I’ve been assured that they were cowards who hated freedom.

lars ,

Westerner, then Northerner, checking in to say I strongly support Southern American cuisine. Please, please, honor some of your (y’all’s? 😁) less violent heritage.

You want a flag with a picture of some collard greens and sweet potato pie instead of some sleeper stars and bars? Please have at it.

What does the world think of India?

I am an Indian and I have noticed that Indians are way too proud of their country for some reason and at the same time lack any civic sense towards it, they are extremely loud and extremely proud. We feel like the world revolves around India and our culture is superior to that of others. Also, a considerable chunk of the...

lars ,

This is super refreshing to outsiders.

Reminds me a little of France. While France has a reputation in the US for being full of snobs and elitists, the French I know might be the first to complain about how awful France is (with an exception for their amazing food and the fashion, both of which, they absolutely are elitist about).

lars ,

Now’s your chance. Ask for a little more than what you want while there’s time.

lars ,

I remember the last time a Republican began his presidency with the popular vote. It was during the Cold War. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court is run by folks who find the 1970s a bit too futuristic. It was exhausting and depressing when I used to hope we’d make it out. I’m liberated but exhausted and bereaved.

lars ,

I returned home from a place 12 hours ahead of local time. Someone tried to mug me. Only time ever. I was too tired and stupid to realize what had happened till I was a block away.

lars ,

BMV is like vroom-car office in your dialect

lars ,

Grandpa didn’t live long enough to find out he was old school antifa. A baller.

lars ,

Yeah I don’t believe in any Meese either

lars ,

No one chose to do that. Their bosses ordered them to. I shouldn’t have to teach people this!!!

lars ,

Exactly the kind of iPhone case I’d expect a royal to have

lars ,

Job hunting is so extraordinarily awful that I guarantee you I will overstay my welcome when I’m working for my next abusive and micromanaging boss.

lars OP ,

After the last 25 years of American presidential elections, I’m more convinced than ever that I cannot trust a minority or a majority of them to make the right choices.

Tangentially and rhetorically, I wish Trump were president right now so that non-right-wing Americans could be convinced that genocide’s not a good look.

lars OP ,

Similarly erratically, Nate Silver of 538 fame was pretty sure American Democrats would be more hesitant to wearing masks during a pandemic than Republicans would be because Democrats were known for more of a my-body-my-choice philosophy.

lars OP ,

Agreed. And just like we can now realize Bush Jr. was not the worst president ever, we will one day see that Trump wasn’t either.

I imagine there are few workarounds for voters in first-past-the-post nations.

lars ,

Anglo-language conversations plus Franco-vocabulary utilization, remains a veritable trick code

De rien

lars ,

Joseph Justus Scaliger said something similar about Basque in the 17th century:

C’eſt un langage eſtrange que le Baſque… On dit, qu’ils s’entendent, je n’en crois rien

Basque is a strange language… It is said that they understand one another, but I don't believe any of it.

lars ,

Pro- and anti-Chomsky’s Universal Grammar papers were flamewars and a touchstone of mine for a while.

(Everett convinced me Chomsky might be wrong).

lars OP ,

Sheesh folks it’s not like I like this system or that man or his opponent or that the electoral college laughs last or that the popular vote win was pretty big but could have easily been undone again.

lars OP ,

When I first saw the blog post title, I assumed 2016 was where this was headed. Alas, my mind is tired of hearing of equality when there are people sleeping on the sidewalk and when swing-state and small-state Americans get an outsize role in running the place.

lars ,

Seriously no other animal on God’s green, luscious, flat¹ Earth can aim with any accuracy when they throw. It’s only we² Homo sapiens.


  1. Kitboga
  2. I understand and accept that despite my yes-homo lifestyle, my aim implies I’m no-Homo
lars ,

This is the best fox segment I’ve ever seen on tv

lars ,

I want a dog to care about me more than I think they do. But their facial expressions almost make up for it.

lars ,

Zomg both of my endorphins lit right up watching this 🥰

lars ,

A Seattle radio station had a PSA at the time after listener feedback: “He is not saying ‘I’m in need of a guy’… not that there’s anything wrong with that kind of lifestyle”.

lars ,

I’m gay

Oh yeah? Did your family come over on the Gayflower

ₜₒₒ

lars ,

Einstein… sounds like a Hamas name, right?

lars ,

I was trying to figure out how to word that politely. I guess you nailed it but nevertheless I audibly guffawed.

lars ,

Someone I look up to more convincingly said the same thing. I scoffed but he knows what he’s talking about.

I lost so much weight so fast—during the beginning of the pandemic no less—by only staying beneath the magical number everyday.

lars ,

the US is more of a democracy than it has ever been

During every census, the least populous states, which are not politically moderate places, get an even louder voice in Congress.

Meanwhile, 1 in 8 Americans live in California. But they get but a whisper per capita in terms of representation in Washington. Boooooooo.

lars ,

greatest nation

I’m ultra resentful about having heard that so often as a kid. So not only was my country’s identity built on a lie, but many of us were fed that garbage and are offended when it is questioned, so I mourn this loss sometimes, but must do it mostly privately.

North Koreans feel this same sting when they flee their country and find out that their own nationalist propaganda is found laughable to outsiders, but their loss is spectacularly worse than the irritation I feel sometimes.

lars OP ,

This, from the creator’s website, really is the largest copy I could find

lars OP ,

To at least some extent for sure — and if you see Manhattan’s skyline from the east or the west, there are actually two skylines: one downtown and another in Midtown. There are very few tall buildings along 23rd Street.

lars ,

Wow. No kids here. But this is absolutely not the narrative I’ve picked up through mostly American media. In the back of my mind is this pull that essentially says that if a baby is awake—especially if they’re being frustrating—it should not be alone.

The wow is because 1. I wasn’t even aware I felt that way, and 2. because it’s in conflict with what sounds like helpful advice.

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