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What's your pleasure, sir? [Apr. 11th, 2009|09:00 pm]
The American Caliban
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It used to be that when I read something on the Internet and disagreed with it in a serious way, I would say something. I might be polite or not, depending on the context, but I'd have that moment of "I cannot remain silent!" and off goes the reply.

This is rare now. I look at something idiotic or wicked or just flat wrong and say: "who the hell CARES?" Is this a sign of a better-tuned brain or just exhaustion at the flood of dumb and nasty? Either way, it isn't as stressful.

I am going to SF next Thursday for business and will be there Thursday afternoon, evening, and some of Friday.

Bob used the phrases "concerned morons," "box-wine rummo," and "bar-stained elbows" today.

What's your favorite nonferrous metal, and why?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-04-12 04:23 am (UTC)
That would be great!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-04-17 04:44 am (UTC)
i have misplaced your contact info and ALSO email and ALSO I cannot do breakfast tomorrow. I sure as heck hope this reaches you in time to be less annoying than it could.
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From: catamorphism
2009-04-12 04:28 am (UTC)
I think it's probably healthier to not have the "someone is WRONG on the Internet!" reaction so long as it doesn't involve becoming completely apathetic.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-04-12 04:35 am (UTC)
Perfect icon for that.
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From: catamorphism
2009-04-12 04:44 am (UTC)
Although, I usually find that whenever I start thinking to myself "hmm, I sure don't feel the need to argue with people on the Internet as much as I used to," that's a sure sign that I'm about to spend the next 24 hours on the free_speech_ftm community calling someone a douchebag.
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[User Picture]From: mcfnord
2009-04-12 04:40 am (UTC)
the WHO CARES trigger is quick-fire in 2009. choose your battles. actually i think this makes online living better. but it does seem quieter.
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[User Picture]From: halfjack
2009-04-12 04:43 am (UTC)
Aluminium. Because it burns.
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[User Picture]From: kafkateer
2009-04-12 08:39 am (UTC)
sodium, ditto
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From: berg74
2009-04-12 04:46 pm (UTC)
I've never heard that I know that zinc and magnesium burn and the smoke can be toxic
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[User Picture]From: capn_jil
2009-04-12 04:57 am (UTC)
i think not giving a damn is good. stopped giving an e-damn lately and its like ahhhhh how delightful

favorite nonferrous metal today is: MAGNESIUM!
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[User Picture]From: kiteflier98
2009-04-12 06:31 am (UTC)
I think I've gotten less likely to pipe up because I feel like it makes so little difference. There are plenty of idiots out there that will never listen, so I try to stick with people that seem interested.
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From: jpeace
2009-04-12 06:31 am (UTC)
Aluminum. Every time you use some, Australia gets a little smaller.
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[User Picture]From: jakeinhartsel
2009-04-12 02:50 pm (UTC)
I would go with mercury.

jake
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[User Picture]From: hotelsamurai
2009-04-12 07:27 pm (UTC)
Sodium, because of the way it reacts when you drop a chunk in water.
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[User Picture]From: mrsgreer
2009-04-13 06:29 am (UTC)
Cadmium. Just Cuz
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[User Picture]From: tuliphead
2009-04-13 07:58 am (UTC)
i too have found myself in the land of Who Gives A Shit. i personally think it's 1) good to not get worked up; 2) good to spend less time yakking into the deja-blabspace about Who Is Right etc; 3) good to have more time to spend on Better conversations and thoughts and etc. i feel happier for it, too.

non-ferrous metal: copper. it makes me think of my grandmother.
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[User Picture]From: tuliphead
2009-04-13 08:01 am (UTC)
also i meant to say that if you want to have dinner thursday let me know; i'll be working in the so.bay but am usually back up in SF by 7ish. we could go somewhere around my 'hood, maybe.
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[User Picture]From: capn_jil
2009-04-13 05:01 pm (UTC)
deja-blabspace

im stealing this word for it is Genius
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[User Picture]From: tuliphead
2009-04-13 05:04 pm (UTC)
i wish i could claim credit for it, but that honor belongs to the esteemed Jerkcity.
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[User Picture]From: capn_jil
2009-04-14 05:48 pm (UTC)
jerkcity is so frequently the answer
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