Probably the most personally depressing thing I’ll ever post.

One of the biggest things (the biggest thing?) I dislike about myself is how I lack any real interests or passions. What I really have is a short list of things I think should be interesting to me. I have things I would be interested in finding interesting. Which is incredibly sad. Most days, I’ve come to accept this about myself, but some days… are emotionally interesting. Ah well.


(I mean, I’ve been unemployed for roughly six weeks. I haven’t done anything I find valuable. I’ve floated through the last 1000+ hours of my life doing nothing.)

I am so sad and feel so dumb right now.

So I was sitting here, finally getting around to trying to keep track of my money since I moved to the US. I kept falling about $1,500 short reconciling my expenditures and money with how much I started with every time I did it but it finally clicked. Some of my numbers were in USD and some of them were in CAD. I’m so sad I “lost” over $1,000 to the exchange rate.

Moral of this story: Units are important. And listen to your fourth grade math teacher.

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Only in Oklahoma, haha

proud-atheist:

Why don’t people believe in Godhttp://proud-atheist.tumblr.com

…
…This is…
… perfect.

proud-atheist:

Why don’t people believe in God
http://proud-atheist.tumblr.com


…This is…


… perfect.

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logic-and-art:

absolutelyunoriginal:

logic-and-art:

absolutelyunoriginal:

doctorcakeray:

dreamerchaos666:

signifi-cunt:

liberalsarecool:

One of the reasons your tuition is high and classes are getting cut.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

what o.o

Yep, go look at the source right here if you want to.

The people who are outraged by this are the same people outraged that athletes make as much as they do “playing a game”. Bringing in a ton of money? You get a piece of the pie. (Unless you’re a student athlete.) What an atrocious conclusion to draw from the graph, but the way it was presented (intentionally or otherwise), I’m not surprised.

Not only there are pay problems with football teams that have culminated in a large and public lawsuit for wage theft (for non-football players), but also that student athletes are payed almost nothing. Your comment is devoid of meaning and indicates that you lack awareness of the state of wage fairness in the sport industry.

I am well aware of the bullshit that student athletes face. I indicated as much when I said student athletes get no piece of the pie. However, that is a separate issue; this graph is not at all an indicator of “tuitions being high and classes being cut” as the original post claims. It only now occurred to me perhaps I was misunderstood because I was referring to two sets of athletes ambiguously? I was referring to people being outraged that professional athletes make millions “playing a game”, not student athletes.

What you were trying to say really wasn’t related (and you have no evidence to support the idea that the same group of people is outraged if they are different sets of people. That was a totally unrelated issue, and really shouldn’t have been used as a way to denigrate a connection between the rising student loan debt and the absurd football coach salary, or people’s anger at that issue.
Basically my point is that your comment brought in an entirely unrelated issue while being incredibly dismissive of an established trend (which, although it wasn’t communicated by the chart, mentioning it in passing isn’t inappropriate)

I just moved or I would’ve responded earlier.
Well, no, I don’t actually expect a Venn diagram of the two groups to be a circle or anything. I was merely trying to point out (and obviously I did so quite poorly) that to infer such a conclusion from the graph shows a complete lack of understanding of the basic economics of the situation… much like in the other instance I was referring to with professional athletes. Again, do I actually think the two cases are linked? No, but it takes the same kind of thinking in a vacuum to draw those kinds of conclusions.
As a recent university graduate myself, I too understand concerns over rising tuitions and ridiculous student loans with long-lasting financial implications. However, to pretend the two (rising tuition and high college football coach salaries in relation to academic staff) are related is laughable and deserves to be dismissed - especially based on non-evidence presented as evidence.
My point is that rising tuition is no doubt a legitimate concern on its own merits - without resorting to, in your words, “[bringing] in an entirely unrelated issue”. I have at no point in time dismissed the trend, but merely the link, unsubstantiated at worst and tenuous at best. Misplaced anger is unproductive.

logic-and-art:

absolutelyunoriginal:

logic-and-art:

absolutelyunoriginal:

doctorcakeray:

dreamerchaos666:

signifi-cunt:

liberalsarecool:

One of the reasons your tuition is high and classes are getting cut.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

what o.o

Yep, go look at the source right here if you want to.

The people who are outraged by this are the same people outraged that athletes make as much as they do “playing a game”. Bringing in a ton of money? You get a piece of the pie. (Unless you’re a student athlete.) What an atrocious conclusion to draw from the graph, but the way it was presented (intentionally or otherwise), I’m not surprised.

Not only there are pay problems with football teams that have culminated in a large and public lawsuit for wage theft (for non-football players), but also that student athletes are payed almost nothing. Your comment is devoid of meaning and indicates that you lack awareness of the state of wage fairness in the sport industry.

I am well aware of the bullshit that student athletes face. I indicated as much when I said student athletes get no piece of the pie. However, that is a separate issue; this graph is not at all an indicator of “tuitions being high and classes being cut” as the original post claims. It only now occurred to me perhaps I was misunderstood because I was referring to two sets of athletes ambiguously? I was referring to people being outraged that professional athletes make millions “playing a game”, not student athletes.

What you were trying to say really wasn’t related (and you have no evidence to support the idea that the same group of people is outraged if they are different sets of people. That was a totally unrelated issue, and really shouldn’t have been used as a way to denigrate a connection between the rising student loan debt and the absurd football coach salary, or people’s anger at that issue.

Basically my point is that your comment brought in an entirely unrelated issue while being incredibly dismissive of an established trend (which, although it wasn’t communicated by the chart, mentioning it in passing isn’t inappropriate)

I just moved or I would’ve responded earlier.


Well, no, I don’t actually expect a Venn diagram of the two groups to be a circle or anything. I was merely trying to point out (and obviously I did so quite poorly) that to infer such a conclusion from the graph shows a complete lack of understanding of the basic economics of the situation… much like in the other instance I was referring to with professional athletes. Again, do I actually think the two cases are linked? No, but it takes the same kind of thinking in a vacuum to draw those kinds of conclusions.


As a recent university graduate myself, I too understand concerns over rising tuitions and ridiculous student loans with long-lasting financial implications. However, to pretend the two (rising tuition and high college football coach salaries in relation to academic staff) are related is laughable and deserves to be dismissed - especially based on non-evidence presented as evidence.


My point is that rising tuition is no doubt a legitimate concern on its own merits - without resorting to, in your words, “[bringing] in an entirely unrelated issue”. I have at no point in time dismissed the trend, but merely the link, unsubstantiated at worst and tenuous at best. Misplaced anger is unproductive.

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vampmissedith:

When I was a freshman, my sister was in eighth grade. There was a boy in two of her periods who would ask her out every single day. (Third and seventh period, if I remember correctly.) All day during third and seventh she would repeatedly tell him no. She didn’t beat around the bush, she didn’t lie and say she was taken—she just said no.

One day, in third period, after being rejected several times, he said; “I have a gun in my locker. If you don’t say yes, I am going to shoot you in seventh.”

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Jesus fucking Christ.

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logic-and-art:

absolutelyunoriginal:

doctorcakeray:

dreamerchaos666:

signifi-cunt:

liberalsarecool:

One of the reasons your tuition is high and classes are getting cut.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

what o.o

Yep, go look at the source right here if you want to.

The people who are outraged by this are the same people outraged that athletes make as much as they do “playing a game”. Bringing in a ton of money? You get a piece of the pie. (Unless you’re a student athlete.) What an atrocious conclusion to draw from the graph, but the way it was presented (intentionally or otherwise), I’m not surprised.

Not only there are pay problems with football teams that have culminated in a large and public lawsuit for wage theft (for non-football players), but also that student athletes are payed almost nothing. Your comment is devoid of meaning and indicates that you lack awareness of the state of wage fairness in the sport industry.

I am well aware of the bullshit that student athletes face. I indicated as much when I said student athletes get no piece of the pie. However, that is a separate issue; this graph is not at all an indicator of “tuitions being high and classes being cut” as the original post claims. It only now occurred to me perhaps I was misunderstood because I was referring to two sets of athletes ambiguously? I was referring to people being outraged that professional athletes make millions “playing a game”, not student athletes.

logic-and-art:

absolutelyunoriginal:

doctorcakeray:

dreamerchaos666:

signifi-cunt:

liberalsarecool:

One of the reasons your tuition is high and classes are getting cut.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

what o.o

Yep, go look at the source right here if you want to.

The people who are outraged by this are the same people outraged that athletes make as much as they do “playing a game”. Bringing in a ton of money? You get a piece of the pie. (Unless you’re a student athlete.) What an atrocious conclusion to draw from the graph, but the way it was presented (intentionally or otherwise), I’m not surprised.

Not only there are pay problems with football teams that have culminated in a large and public lawsuit for wage theft (for non-football players), but also that student athletes are payed almost nothing. Your comment is devoid of meaning and indicates that you lack awareness of the state of wage fairness in the sport industry.

I am well aware of the bullshit that student athletes face. I indicated as much when I said student athletes get no piece of the pie. However, that is a separate issue; this graph is not at all an indicator of “tuitions being high and classes being cut” as the original post claims. It only now occurred to me perhaps I was misunderstood because I was referring to two sets of athletes ambiguously? I was referring to people being outraged that professional athletes make millions “playing a game”, not student athletes.

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doctorcakeray:

dreamerchaos666:

signifi-cunt:

liberalsarecool:

One of the reasons your tuition is high and classes are getting cut.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

what o.o

Yep, go look at the source right here if you want to.

The people who are outraged by this are the same people outraged that athletes make as much as they do “playing a game”. Bringing in a ton of money? You get a piece of the pie. (Unless you’re a student athlete.) What an atrocious conclusion to draw from the graph, but the way it was presented (intentionally or otherwise), I’m not surprised.

doctorcakeray:

dreamerchaos666:

signifi-cunt:

liberalsarecool:

One of the reasons your tuition is high and classes are getting cut.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

what o.o

Yep, go look at the source right here if you want to.

The people who are outraged by this are the same people outraged that athletes make as much as they do “playing a game”. Bringing in a ton of money? You get a piece of the pie. (Unless you’re a student athlete.) What an atrocious conclusion to draw from the graph, but the way it was presented (intentionally or otherwise), I’m not surprised.

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Transcendence

I watched Transcendence the weekend it came out because I thought the premise of the movie was amazing. I liked it except for the ending, even if the people I went with thought it was mediocre. There was one scene that stood out the most to me: somewhere in the middle of the movie, Will Caster the supercomputer has perfectly tracked his wife physiologically, from her heart rate to her serotonin levels, etc. (presumably harmlessly) and she was absolutely horrified. “Those are my thoughts! My feelings!”

And it just reminded me of a simple truth. People, as a whole, tend to have a deep aversion to being quantified. It’s hard to tell sometimes if it’s just an aversion to being quantified poorly or being quantified at all. And sometimes, it seems the two are the same thing; it seems people like the element of unpredictability, the element of something innately human that can’t be modelled or perfectly understood.

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heysawbones:

I am so pleased.

… Am I the only one wondering why bacon is the only bar still in colour?

heysawbones:

I am so pleased.

… Am I the only one wondering why bacon is the only bar still in colour?

(Source: fesyvei)

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Minor Life Updates

Resignation notice officially handed in at work today. Gym membership cancelled after May. Deposit already down on an apartment in Oklahoma. 23 days left until I’m out of here.

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Everything is politics.

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