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Old 06-28-2016, 09:59 AM   #286
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Oh my god why did I not know about Time Cube sooner?! How on earth did I ever miss this?

I'm reminded of the ultimate fundie website, jesus-is-lord.com, which still exists with its massive walls of text. Holy shit somebody has put a lot of time into their super marginal, super judgemental, fire and brimstone theology.
Time Cube also inspired a host of parody sites including 'The Learning Triangle'.
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Almost certainly.
I'm in favour of any variation of a 'Underworld opinions and experiences here' thread.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:50 PM   #288
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Ax is there anywhere in Wills that will definitely have a sausage sizzle going?
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:55 PM   #289
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I'm in favour of any variation of a 'Underworld opinions and experiences here' thread.
All of your Underworld-inspired lager rants here, guys.
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Ax is there anywhere in Wills that will definitely have a sausage sizzle going?

I always vote at Brunswick SW primary school on Sth Daly and they do sausage sizzles. It's probably the closest polling station to you too.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ruit-outsiders

This is kinda neat.
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Hahaha I have family in Kaitangata.

I've only been there once as a kid and don't really remember it. But it has a history as a). a coal mining town and b). a dump.
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:02 AM   #294
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Also, the meaning of Kaitangata is unclear but it could suggest a totally dark past. "Kai" means food and "tangata" means people. So is it a name that commemorates a lot of people having a feast... or a cannibal feast?

Both interpretations are valid.
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Also, I wanted to link a new article by Jeff Sparrow. I'm increasingly fond of his work.

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...e-reset-switch
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I like that column, and it reminded me of a similar(ish) but far more wide-ranging bit by John Quiggin the other day that I ummed and ahhed about linking to. Imagine posting this in FYM:

John Quiggin » Reaping the whirlwind

If you don't try to grapple with the bigger picture, you're (as in people generally) always just reacting to events. OMG look what happened! Oh there's something else! OMG! History, just one damn thing after another, except not quite.

I don't know how the Guardian tolerate Jeff Sparrow, he's reallly not fitting in with the house style there.
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I was relying on you to do a bit of a takedown, Kieran, so that Vlad doesn't think I'm any more of a closet Tory than he already does. I thought it was rather a jumble of ideas and below Sparrow's usual quality.
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Oh I'm not wedded to Sparrow's column, it's not the word of God, it mostly just echoed themes I've been seeing elsewhere (and probably spelled out better elsewhere).
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I don't know how the Guardian tolerate Jeff Sparrow, he's reallly not fitting in with the house style there.
He's completely unsuited to the UK/International side of The Guardian, but still fits not too badly within the Australian section.

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I was relying on you to do a bit of a takedown, Kieran, so that Vlad doesn't think I'm any more of a closet Tory than he already does. I thought it was rather a jumble of ideas and below Sparrow's usual quality.
Yeah, I understand that, and I get where you're coming from - but it's of a higher standard than much of what you get there.

I don't think you're a closet Tory at all, by the way, and that would come with the assumption that I think Greens voters are closet Tories. Besides, FYM seems to be full of aforementioned closet Tories anyway.

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Oh I'm not wedded to Sparrow's column, it's not the word of God, it mostly just echoed themes I've been seeing elsewhere (and probably spelled out better elsewhere).
I'm pretty certain a much more indepth piece would have worked more effectively, as looking back it does feel that it's been compressed somewhat.
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I've finally finished my party reviews. What a marathon. Blatantly Partisan Party Reviews, Index to the Blatantly Partisan Party Reviews,...

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I don't think you're a closet Tory at all, by the way, and that would come with the assumption that I think Greens voters are closet Tories. Besides, FYM seems to be full of aforementioned closet Tories anyway.
Heh, it was a tongue-in-cheek comment - though there are a couple of people at work who kind of do think I'm a closet Tory. I even have a bet with one guy that if I'm a Liberal voter in twenty years I owe him a slab of beer, and if I'm not he owes me the slab. I don't even know how anybody could think that I am a closet Tory, unless you define it as "likes representative parliamentary democracy and big government"! My economic views are about as left-wing as they come while still accommodating a free market that complements the state, and my social views are straight-up social liberal or "progressive". I suppose, though, for those who define "left wing" as having some active identification with the working class, as some hardcore Labourites do, I fail that test.
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