Yossarian

Comments from Yossarian

A lot of people would argue that consent is more complicated than that. Even if there's consent at "the initiation of the physical act," it's possible for that to change in the middle of the act for a variety of reasons. And when something like that happens, it isn't always clear where responsibility lies. Most people would argue that, morally, it's always your responsibility to do due diligence and make sure your partner is consenting at every step. But a miscommunication at any step could lead to a partner doing something they wouldn't do otherwise, which leaves the other partner feeling abused. Which most people would agree is still wrong, but you could make an argument about to what degree it should be considered morally or legally wrong. (BTW, none of this necessarily has anything to do with the PWR BTTM. I just mention it because I used to think consent was pretty cut-and-dry until someone explained to me the ways there could be ambiguity.)
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May 18, 2017 on PWR BTTM “Strongly Contest” Sexual Assault Allegations In New Statement
Let's be real--if that position actually existed, it would obviously go to Bill O'Reilly.
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May 18, 2017 on PWR BTTM “Strongly Contest” Sexual Assault Allegations In New Statement
Eh, I see your point, but I'm always skeptical of any take that involves turning charity into a zero sum game. From a utilitarian view, there are way better ways to donate money, but I can definitely see some symbolic value to donating to a free speech advocate. I mean, in a way, it's not that much different from a Patreon or a Kickstarter, or even paying a little more to get your favorite band's album direct off their website, right? And, hey, at least it's a more responsible use of money than buying a house worth of avocado toast.
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May 16, 2017 on Stream New Chelsea Manning Benefit Comp Featuring New Songs By Ted Leo, Screaming Females, & More
Man, American Idol is worse at retiring than Jay Z.
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May 16, 2017 on Katy Perry Officially Joins American Idol Reboot
https://media.giphy.com/media/16e1J9ztaZ3na/giphy.gif
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May 14, 2017 on Watch Harry Styles Cover “Ultralight Beam”
Oh shit Master of None is back? That's amazing! I think someone mentioned it on another thread, but Dear White People is probably one of the best shows on Netflix. Great characters, and IMO, it manages to pull off the Arrested-Development-season-4 structure better than Arrested Development season 4.
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May 12, 2017 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Now if only we could crowdsource an internet forum of accounting-geeks who love discussing tax returns...
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May 10, 2017 on Radiohead’s OK Computer Album Cover Is A Highway In Hartford
When I saw that Other Albums of Note listed an album by Paul Weller also called Pageant, I thought we might have a Carter/Barter VI situation on our hands. (Unfortunately, it looks like just a typo, maybe from post-rock-show fatigue.)
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May 9, 2017 on Album Of The Week: PWR BTTM Pageant
EDIT: I googled it, and my memory was off. Apparently, that quote was from a separate poop incident the previous year (when someone shat on a desk in McGraw Hall), and the source of the quote was Gannett Health Services (which IMO makes it funnier).
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May 8, 2017 on Why Even Non-Heads Should Listen To Grateful Dead’s Famous Cornell Show From 40 Years Ago Today
I was working at the Daily Sun when the poop incident occurred. We asked for a comment from the Cornell University Police, and they gave us their best quote ever: "We usually recommend students do this sort of thing in the bathroom."
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May 8, 2017 on Why Even Non-Heads Should Listen To Grateful Dead’s Famous Cornell Show From 40 Years Ago Today
Are we certain Lil Peep is a real person and not just James Franco going full Andy Kaufman?
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May 5, 2017 on Emo Veterans Mineral Accuse Lil Peep Of Ripping Them Off
He's taking that Bieber shirt sighting pretty hard, huh?
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May 5, 2017 on Morrissey: Mainstream Media Won’t Admit Marine Le Pen Won French Election Debate
True, but you're forgetting that another career option is to do the exact same thing while looking at Outlook and Excel instead of Star Wars...
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May 4, 2017 on Watch Star Wars Characters Sing Smash Mouth’s “All Star”
Yeah, this story immediately made me think of Episode 5. Loved the movie and I think the show might be even better. It's so rare to find a show that can do biting satire AND make you care about all the characters.
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May 1, 2017 on Katy Perry Under Fire For Obama Comment And Calling The Weeknd’s Producer A N***a Years Ago
Misread the headline and expected a listicle about how much Car Seat Headrest doesn't like Show.
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April 30, 2017 on 13 Reasons Why Soundtrack Artist Car Seat Headrest Criticizes Show For Glorifying Suicide
It takes a few episodes to find its voice, but The Adventure Zone is probably the best (and funniest) work of fantasy in any genre right now. Also, I skip around on episodes, but the best ones of Song Exploder are great.
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April 26, 2017 on 10 Essential Podcasts (Aside From Mine)
https://youtu.be/6Gd87JmkAkE
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April 20, 2017 on Caption Contest
2021: A meeting of President West's security council.
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April 20, 2017 on Caption Contest
The ironic thing is that the band Jawbreaker Reunion has actually broken up. Looking forward to the debut EP by Jawbreaker Reunion Reunion in 20 years, though.
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April 19, 2017 on Jawbreaker Reunite For Riot Fest
I'm not a fan of Geraldo, but... he is wrong about this. Like, Al Capone's vault levels of wrong. Kendrick has one of the most nuanced positions on police violence of any rapper today, but frankly, even the rappers who take a blunter approach have a point--there's ample statistical and video evidence that an oath to "protect and serve" doesn't always lead to protecting and serving. It's not about every individual officer, some of whom are great people, but more about macro-level trends.
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April 14, 2017 on Geraldo Rivera Responds To Kendrick Lamar, Says Drake Is Better
Hi! Welcome to rap music! Kendrick is a pretty good place to start! May I also suggest Illmatic and Stankonia?
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April 14, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
The missing part of the period after DAMN makes me almost physically uncomfortable. I actually love this cover, though.
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April 12, 2017 on DAMN. Graphic Designer Explains Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Cover
(Not a complaint. Weird spoken-word parts aside, I'm into the song.)
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April 9, 2017 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut To The Feeling”
EMOTION: Side B: The B-Sides
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April 9, 2017 on Carly Rae Jepsen – “Cut To The Feeling”
The silver lining to Kendrick not dropping an album today is that now I'll have time to go through the whole Sleater-Kinney discography.
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April 7, 2017 on Dig Me Out Turns 20
Guys, I'm sorry. My shit wasn't together for K.Dot, and I had to ask for an extension. Spent most of the week trying to track down tax documents and reading terrible things about Syria. I promise I'll definitely get my shit together by the 14th, though.
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April 7, 2017 on New Kendrick Lamar Album Out Next Week, U2 Listed On Credits
100% agreed. One of my absolute favorite rock songs of the past few years. This new one didn't immediately stand out for me like "Scott...," but I'm super excited to hear it in the context of the full album.
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April 4, 2017 on Cayetana – “Certain For Miles”
I'm actually kind of surprised this doesn't already exist?
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March 21, 2017 on “All I Want For Christmas Is You” Is Becoming A Movie, Somehow