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  1. Garage_Rubin

    Gibsonian

    Reminds me of the Suit, for some reason... Cheers, Patrick.
  2. Garage_Rubin

    Gibsonian

    Did a double-take when I saw this... Cheers, Patrick.
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    Random

    Alrighty then! Cheers, Patrick.
  4. Garage_Rubin

    twitter - war council

    Facebook, actually. Patrick.
  5. Garage_Rubin

    Preaching to the metal choir

    Meanwhile, in Mongolia... Cheers, Patrick.
  6. Garage_Rubin

    twitter - war council

    Mind if I repost this, with attribution? Cheers, Patrick.
  7. Garage_Rubin

    BEEEEAAK!

    "Walktopus" Octopus Candle Holder by Scott Musgrove. Cheers, Patrick.
  8. Garage_Rubin

    Random

    PS: Cheers, Patrick.
  9. Garage_Rubin

    Random

    So, what you're saying is, contact sports aren't a new thing? Cheers, Patrick.
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    Random

    First, predation is *very* different from aggression; carnivores are basically just trying to make a living, not show their prey `who's boss'. Meanwhile with [healthy] aggression, the intent isn't even to hurt, let alone kill. It serves to resolve social conflict and clear-up heirarchical ambiguities. Thus highly competitive friends can remain friends and sparring partners [and hunt cooperatively, for that matter], by coming to see each other as equals, falling into a stable `hero&sidekick' orbit, or -- best of all -- switching dominance depending who's better at what. Second, warfare is a bit of both, so it's not a natural fit for most. You have to fuck people up to some extent, to make decent soldiers out of them -- jointly increase their `team spirit', selflessness and social cohesion with insiders, while also *decreasing* their ability to see outsiders as human [reduce them to `prey' basically]. A soldier afflicted with empathy won't shoot the enemy, but a soldier without empathy won't do shit for anyone on their own side either -- so both are useless. Third, modern humans suck at hunting for lack of practise, basically [like you said]. Cat's who've been raised indoors kind of suck at it too, btw, because mice and birds are *way* more perceptive than a ball of fluff on a string. ;-P Some examples... * If you've seen cats playing together, you know it's only `practise hunting'; they *always* stop short of killing each other. * If you've seen cats hunt, you know it's *not* playful; it's dinnertime. * And if you've seen cats fighting, you know it's not playful *or* homicidal. It's `fuck off', basically; neither wants the other animal to stick around, not for playtime or for dinnertime, just go away, now. Cheers, Patrick.
  11. Garage_Rubin

    Preaching to the metal choir

    What was this doing in the game thread? Anyway... Apologies if you've already seen this on FB, I just can't seem to shut up about these guys. They're awesome. 🙂 Cheers, Patrick.
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    Random

    It could be, but I doubt it. There are a lot of parallels with Anonymous in the show, but they're less direct about it. Cheers, Patrick.
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    Random

    Cut.
  14. Garage_Rubin

    What are YOU playin' ? (game thread)

    Wait, what? Never mind... Patrick.
  15. Garage_Rubin

    So what happened to YOU today?

    Not sure where else to post this... A friend of mine recently got tired of all the superficial brainlessness on FB, and wanted to talk to someone normal. So she called me... Yeah, me, the guy who recently posted a Punjabi death metal band doing a Rick Astley cover. Guess she'd missed that post. It was a pretty good conversation though. :-) Nice to hear from her again. Cheers, Patrick.
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