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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This Is Such Bullshit

Posted by on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 9:13 AM

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For fuck's sake. Shut up. I can't even. Get out.

 

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Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 1

It's not too hard to figure out, you see it everyday
And those that were the farthest out have gone the other way

You see them on the freeway, It don't look like a lot of fun
But don't you try to fight it; "An idea who's time has come."


-H. Lewis, "Hip To Be Square"
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on June 25, 2014 at 9:18 AM · Report this
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& too long & complex for bumper sticker or even Tweet
Posted by caution&daring on June 25, 2014 at 9:20 AM · Report this
Call me Scott 3
I think Dan's mom would've had a similar response . . . minus the 'f' word.
Posted by Call me Scott on June 25, 2014 at 9:25 AM · Report this
mrbarky 4
I can't even either. Can anyone else even?
Posted by mrbarky on June 25, 2014 at 9:27 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 5
What does moderate even mean now? The Democrats are solidly moderate, but portrayed as liberal while the John Birchers have solid control of the GOP.

Unless this placard is meant to be ironic or something (meaning that the author is aware of the current political reality that I stated), I can't fathom what moderate means to someone who thinks the GOP is true right and the Democrats true left.
Posted by Matt from Denver on June 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM · Report this
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All this does, at best, is attempt to make being afraid to have or voice an opinion hip.

I need to go get some spray paint cans. Or some bricks.

Posted by palamedes on June 25, 2014 at 9:31 AM · Report this
seandr 7
Right. History shows that peace, prosperity, and civil rights thrive when radicals are in power.

Posted by seandr on June 25, 2014 at 9:31 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 8
This should have a trigger warning (just kidding).
Posted by Pope Peabrain on June 25, 2014 at 9:41 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 9
Chase is telling liberals to STFU and let the GOP drag the country into The Handmaid's Tale.

Because it's good for their business.
Posted by Max Solomon on June 25, 2014 at 9:44 AM · Report this
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@4: Not me. I totally can't even.
Posted by originalcinner on June 25, 2014 at 9:46 AM · Report this
JF 12
Dan just went full tumblr.
Posted by JF on June 25, 2014 at 9:54 AM · Report this
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It'd still be drivel even if they were truly moderate.
Posted by anon1256 on June 25, 2014 at 10:01 AM · Report this
blip 14
So normcore.
Posted by blip on June 25, 2014 at 10:09 AM · Report this
seandr 15
@Matt: What does moderate even mean now?

Good question. Moderate is not some kind of average between democrats and republicans, as some idiot pundits have suggested.

Moderate means not beholden to ideological snake oil. The moderates in our country are the democrats, and they'd probably look a lot more appealing if they weren't so afraid of the well-organized, well-funded radical right wing.

Dan Savage is a moderate. If Sawant was only about redistributing wealth, she'd be a moderate, too, but her Marxist hatred for the systems that generate wealth in the first place makes her a radical.
Posted by seandr on June 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 16
@9 I dunno if this is Chase Bank, or perhaps Paper Chase Press.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on June 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM · Report this
AFinch 17
@9 is right. "Moderate" is a plea to reject anything "liberal" which basically anything that actually opposes the reich wing rape of the treasury and destruction of the country.
Posted by AFinch on June 25, 2014 at 10:40 AM · Report this
seandr 18
@AFinch: Only if you accept a bent definition of "moderate".

Having read the sign again, however, they are using "moderate" and "neutral" interchangeably, which makes them guilty of everything you and Dan say. I can't even either.
Posted by seandr on June 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM · Report this
saxfanatic 19
I ask myself: "What would Zapp Brannigan say about this?" Oh, right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8ws_APX…
Posted by saxfanatic on June 25, 2014 at 10:57 AM · Report this
VelhoSorriso 20
@16 Yeah, it's Paper Chase Press

Radical Neutrality Looseleaf Poster Set
Posted by VelhoSorriso on June 25, 2014 at 10:59 AM · Report this
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Apathy is the new giving a shit.
Posted by rainbird on June 25, 2014 at 10:59 AM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 22
@4 won't.
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on June 25, 2014 at 11:01 AM · Report this
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Is Paper Chase Press a subsidiary of the Rand Corporation? Sounds like they're running a "operation".
Posted by neo-realist on June 25, 2014 at 11:03 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 24
I herby withdraw the aspersions I had cast upon Chase Bank. They are just peachy.

Radical neutrality as spirituality is about 2500 years old. Paper Chase Press, meet Buddha.

How any of that drivel is the "new minimalism"? I can't even either.
Posted by Max Solomon on June 25, 2014 at 11:03 AM · Report this
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@21 Thank you.
Posted by og on June 25, 2014 at 11:03 AM · Report this
TomJohnsonJr 26
I love Paper Chase Press tho, a Hollywood treasure. We could do with their like up here, for sure.

Evahbody misfires sometimes.
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on June 25, 2014 at 11:04 AM · Report this
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@15 "Moderate means not beholden to ideological snake oil."

Not really. Moderate means not killing 1 million people for crude oil, which disqualifies most establishment politicians and their minions.
Posted by anon1256 on June 25, 2014 at 11:08 AM · Report this
Fortunate 28
In a day when true moderates are called extremists, and extremists from the other direction are called moderates this sign is absolutely meaningless.

We are living in a world of 1984 newspeak. You didn't say what you thought you said.
Posted by Fortunate on June 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM · Report this
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On further review, it seems THIS BLURB REFERS TO A PURPORTED FASHION TREND IN PERSONAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS -- not a purported trend in collective ideological calisthenics.

Back to the drawing board, Sloggers ... or to the ironing board ... whatever it takes to get those annoying knots out of your panties.
Posted by RonK, Seattle on June 25, 2014 at 11:55 AM · Report this
Beetlecat 30
@29 a quick google confirms... but there's no way it's not meant to reference and be misconstrued with political and social issues.
Posted by Beetlecat on June 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM · Report this
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@1: No matter where I am, no matter where I go, no matter who I'm with, I know:
It's hip to be a square!
Posted by Hanoumatoi on June 25, 2014 at 12:09 PM · Report this
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p.s. Yes, this IS bullshit ... but bullshit is the primary ingredient in fashionable health and beauty aids anyway, no?
Posted by RonK, Seattle on June 25, 2014 at 12:12 PM · Report this
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@32 It's a small step above all the pseudo-scientific claims and insane body image issues, but only just. Fuck them.
Posted by Solk512 on June 25, 2014 at 12:42 PM · Report this
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14 nailed it. Normcore, it's the new hipster mullet.
Posted by chi_type on June 25, 2014 at 1:10 PM · Report this
treacle 35
@4, 11 - I can only odd. :(
Posted by treacle on June 25, 2014 at 1:17 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 36
Brick magnet.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceclop on June 25, 2014 at 1:42 PM · Report this
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Why should those who don't neatly fall into an ideological camp be viewed with spurious contempt?

For example, a couple decades ago there were millions of Americans who would describe themselves as "fiscally conservative and socially liberal."

I can't believe all of those people have been absorbed by either the right or the left. Isn't the spirit of compromise essential to get anything done in a winner-take-all two party system?

If everything is seen as life-or-death ideological purity tests, and any compromise amounts to a betrayal, we have a formula for routine, broadly popular government functions becoming an ordeal to fund--and anything even mildly controversial becomes impossible to address.
Posted by Functional Atheist on June 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM · Report this
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@37 What you're saying is pretty much true and reasonable but also somewhat besides the point.

The main problem here being around the fallacy that the poles of all issues are equally and oppositely radical. Just because there is a camp that believes that black people, by and large should be able to vote, and a camp enacting legislation contrary to that belief, does not ennoble people staking out any sort of middle ground. Similarly, despite it being rather absolutest, there just are not any reasonable positions outside of the "science is how we understand the physical world, period" camp.
Posted by unpaired valence electrons or an open electron shell on June 25, 2014 at 2:39 PM · Report this
Ophian 39
I wouldn't even if I could.
Posted by Ophian on June 25, 2014 at 3:20 PM · Report this
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Dan you should really create a tumblr account. You've got the whole feigned exasperation thing absolutely nailed.
Posted by William F. Fuckley on June 25, 2014 at 3:33 PM · Report this
curtisp 41
A lot of money was paid out to someone with a very fancy marketing degree for this. It is that stupid.
Posted by curtisp on June 25, 2014 at 4:30 PM · Report this
Matt from Denver 42
@ 37, I don't think that's what this is about.
Posted by Matt from Denver on June 25, 2014 at 4:56 PM · Report this
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@42
& too long & complex for bumper sticker or even a Twit.
Posted by caution&daring on June 25, 2014 at 5:17 PM · Report this
very bad homo 44
This is all very dumb, I can't even either.
Posted by very bad homo on June 25, 2014 at 9:01 PM · Report this
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@15 Exactly. There was a quote from someone in the Seattle Times who said he was "an Eisenhower Republican". My first thought was "Oh, you mean a Democrat". Remember, before Romney implemented it at the state level, before Clinton tried to pass it, before Obama implemented it nationally, a private health insurance mandate system was first proposed by Richard Nixon.
Posted by Ross on June 25, 2014 at 9:48 PM · Report this
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Awwww, did Dan and his choir get their widdle feefees hurt by someone making fun of their exaggerated hyperbole and polarized extremes? Thats so sad. Go get a cookie from the box and try to stop crying.
Posted by typical lefty on June 26, 2014 at 12:46 PM · Report this
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How don't they realize that sitting on your ass is in no way radical?
Posted by ansuzmannaz on June 28, 2014 at 2:33 PM · Report this
Cynara 48
@37: What you said: 'a couple decades ago there were millions of Americans who would describe themselves as "fiscally conservative and socially liberal."' Where are those people supposed to fit in now? And why the hate on "moderation"?
Posted by Cynara on July 11, 2014 at 9:44 PM · Report this

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