I never need to worry about the internal affairs of Kroger again. That said, here’s some advice:

  • Do not shop at Kroger.
  • If you must, do not buy anything from the deli. Food safety is a a joke.
  • But seriously, don’t buy anything from Kroger.

Tumblr: Not Actually That Butthurt

Or maybe I’m just not incendiary enough. I would never try to specifically get a rise out of anybody with an opinion that I don’t actually hold, but I feel like I hold a few opinions that should get a rise out of the far-left (or far-right, depending on how you look at it) extremist social justice warriors on tumblr, and I’ve expressed some of those opinions on this site, AND I even tagged them with stuff like “social justice”.

Yes, most of my opinions are actually quite nuanced and mundane. All I’m saying is that I’ve seen more polite people get heated replies over more mundane statements. Maybe I need a reputation or something. That could be why I’ve gotten people to reply to me in re Animorphs or Pokemon but not tumblr misandry/transphobia masquerading as feminism.

Dark and Ghost too OP; Steel too UP

Excadrill beats Aegislash 1v1, but it would’ve fucking destroyed Aegislash 1v1 on the Gen 5 type chart.

Something about that appeals to me in a way that defies my usual petty desire for things like balance and “not being a nostalgiafag”. If Excadrill is a good check to Aegislash, that’s a good thing, since Aegislash is otherwise quite good in almost every metagame. It is not, however, good specifically or even partially because I find it cool. That’s retarded. But, if we take a moment to pretend like my 4-year-old fanboy erections meant something, wouldn’t it be even cooler if Excadrill could shit on Aegislash completely? And imagine how much it do so if Steel still resisted Ghost. And, of course, this would make it even more impressive, since Aegislash would be even better, in a broader context, with two less weaknesses.

This is my argument for why Steel should get de-nerfed. Terrible argument, yes? And yet somehow, I still kind of wish Steel was as good as it used to be. I didn’t even really like the Steel type that much before this. In fact, it made my favorite type, Ghost, better. So this is entirely stupid. But I know I’ll get over it and at some point playing Gen V will feel like starting a fire with sticks, just like I got over Gen II’s type chart changes and how playing Gen I now feels like starting a fire with two sun-dried bone clubs taken from a T-Rex.

Culture and Race

It’s sort of a common punch line for someone to something along the lines of “All white people are racist.” The joke being that it is racist to paint all people in a single group as all possessing some (usually negative) trait, such as being racist.

There’s a less extreme version of this often said by real people which goes more like, “White people are oppressive.” This has quite a bit more nuance, and is, at least in the continental United States, basically true.

So going back to the original joke, here’s a thought: Japanese people are racist. Not ethnically Japanese people, but people who live in Japan. I’ve never been there personally, but there seems to be a lot of blackface in TV, movies, and games from Japan. Or, at the very least, stuff that has blackface in it doesn’t seem to have much trouble getting popular enough that I’m able to see it easily. That shit doesn’t fly in America. Sure, it shows up in film every once in a while, but there’s always a fair bit of outcry even in cases where it’s justified in-context. I’m pretty sure we’ve all agreed that Japan is “not racially sensitive,” but, even if it’s almost certainly due to ignorance rather than malice, I suggest we skip the pleasantry and just say it: Japan is racist. 

And I think this is how we get to all white people being racist. Nuances are not only annoying to type out every time, but they make it seem like someone is being very soft on the issue. “Japanese artists that fail to recognize the global audience and the sensibilities of such should give serious reconsideration to their racial portrayals” is pretty specific and constructive, but don’t you believe me more when I claim to care about the issue by saying, “Japan needs to stop being so fucking racist”?

komodoclassic:

gallyg:

I would but they’re dead.
(So I had a random Animorphs moment at work)

WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS SERIOUSLY WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME(at least it’s not Rachel and Tobias)
(but this still makes me really sad because TOM and JAKE)

I tried looking for the rest of the Animorphs so I could make some sort of joke about caffeinated PTSD, but it turns out that they don’t make Coke with “Aximili” on it.

komodoclassic:

gallyg:

I would but they’re dead.

(So I had a random Animorphs moment at work)

WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS SERIOUSLY WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME
(at least it’s not Rachel and Tobias)

(but this still makes me really sad because TOM and JAKE)

I tried looking for the rest of the Animorphs so I could make some sort of joke about caffeinated PTSD, but it turns out that they don’t make Coke with “Aximili” on it.