Spaceman Spiff

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    Chris Brown in the news

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/22/entertainment/chris-brown-arrested/index.html Paris (CNN)Singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris, accused of aggravated rape and drug violations, a French judicial source told CNN. Brown is being held along with two other unidentified people, the source said Tuesday. The US Embassy in Paris declined to comment on the report. CNN has reached out to Brown's attorney. The singer has had several run-ins with the law, including physical assault charges following an incident with his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009. He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats in that incident, and received five years' probation and community service. Rihanna fans upset over Breezy's Instagram comments Most recently before the Paris incident, Brown was arrested in July after a concert in West Palm Beach, Florida, on a felony battery charge stemming from an April 2017 incident in which he was accused of punching a man who photographed him without permission.
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    Random Thought Thread

    I'm with this, BB is about as good as TV gets. Not a knock on the Sopranos but I found the character arcs in BB to be way more interesting. It's been probably close to 10 year since I watched the Sopranos so maybe I should go back and check it out but Walter White's transformation from a dorky teacher to a meth kingpin is pretty unmatched anywhere, IMO. And Jesse Pinkman's transformation from a wannabe player ****up to a good guy who's all of a sudden got a good conscience is right there, too. These paths intersect for a moment in time where they make an unbeatable team, but that's fleeting. I liked it. Yes, it's dumb but when you approach it with adjusted expectations it's really solid.
  3. I get it. And that's a really good response. The disconnect for me is in what you describe as the being inn-accurate. People in position of power and privilege getting away with things sucks. But that's where I think our differences are...you say sheltered kids who get to lie and spin their way out of accountability and I'm asking, essentially, what's the big deal? Accountable for what non-crime committed? I totally agree with your statement, I prefer to save my outrage for someone like you mentioned, R Kelly, Bill Clinton, the Brock Turner ordeal...when someone gets murdered, raped, etc. Yeah, this kid is probably the prime example of someone who would be able to pull off a Brock Turner move but I'm not going to make any other assumption about him. I understand the perception surrounding this kid...and in this sole, specific situation I am just more saddened by the outrage it's caused, the fact that people are going WAY overboard for a 16 year olds douchey behavior and how this is dominating the news. I think some if it is a distraction from all things Trump and the shutdown which I also understand but...as you touched on, this is the zeitgeist of our time, part of it anyway. Privileged people get away with stuff, this is not new. But the other part of the zeitgeist (for me, at least) is the all-out rage that something as insignificant that this causes, the over the top tweets by adults who are JUST AS PRIVILEGED (some of which I posted earlier) or even more so than this kid is. I talked about this earlier, I'd see kids just like this at Pentagon City Mall on field trips, they'd be at the food court. There'd be a lot of MAGA hats and I could never tell if they were really pro-Trump or just trying to be jerks. I never bothered asked but it was weird to see. I lean towards trolling, too.
  4. Yeah, but what'd he do? Wore a hat that aligns himself with Trump? If he's not wearing that stupid hat, this isn't a conversation, @Llevron was right about that. What happened here, did anyone go home with a bloody nose? Black eyes? Cracked bones? Bad behavior, he didn't make an obscene gesture, he didn't say any bad words, racist words....what bad behavior? Look, I get it, he looks like an entitled prick. I'm not denying that, I think he probably is one. I think all those kids were pricks and as a matter of fact I don't think he's the worst kid on that video. But to get so aggravated that entitled pricks exist, specifically 16 year old entitled pricks and get caught on video with a SMIRK, I can't relate. I don't get the outrage, at least not to the level where people are calling for this kids head and he's gotta get an interview on the Today show to explain himself. But the kid was correct, he had every right to stand there, just as the Native American guy did. And I know that bothers you, but it's correct. He had every right to stand there. He didn't do anything violent, he didn't do anything harmful or obscene. And I know that angers the **** out of you, I'm curious as to why. Just cause he looks like a douche?
  5. The more **** like this happens, the more I just want to go live on top of a mountain in a cabin with no internet access and just hunt for my own food and get away from people as much as I can. I'm totally aware of how that sounds, rest assured I'm not gonna pull a Kaczynski and write a manifesto and send package bombs...but man, I just want to get away from people. Read some books, hunt some deer, grow some veggies and be left alone.
  6. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2019/01/23/nick-nicholas-sandmann-today-show-interview-savannah-guthrie-twitter/2655420002/ I think @Llevron is right. Social media, specifically twitter, is probably a bad thing. I mean, here's an article with peoples responses on twitter to the interview this morning (which I haven't watched...yet). Really, this is like a 9/11 moment? Owes America an apology? What the ****? For what, asking a kid some questions? Why are people SOOOOOOOOOO DRAMATIC? What did they expect, her to just bound this kid to a chair, hang a lightbulb over his head and grill him until he cried? I think that's the only way some people would be happy here.
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    Chris Brown in the news

    Outrage is the rage.
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    Chris Brown in the news

    Nah, i don't think you'd have his track record. Even if this is all false (the accuser looks to still be sticking to her story) he's still a douche.
  9. Felt really bad for that woman who had to wipe away tears by how much she got screwed. This guy has to be in the running for best con man of all time. How good at conning people do you have to be in order to get a guy to be ready, willing and able to give a beej to some gov't official in order to get something done? Jeez.
  10. Me, personally, I'd love to see NFL coaches wearing suits again: I'd post a photo of Tom Landry, but **** that guy. Baseball high pants, high socks: Anything you want, jersey/uniform preferences to styles of play, rules, etc.
  11. Ehhhh, I think you were projecting your own feelings in there, but I'm not judging.
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    Chris Brown in the news

    This person has a blue check next to their name, so they must be important:
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    Chris Brown in the news

    Yup, like R. Kelly. Curious to see how this situation plays out after that docuseries aired a couple weeks ago.
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    Watching the NFL playoffs

    Yes. And Brady at age 41, still playing out of his mind. Bellichick, who's been in the league since the 70s, still schooling newcomers left and right. I am rooting for the Rams and McVay, but I'd appreciate Bellichick schooling the young upstart, pulling off a Miyagi move in the closing minutes to seal the deal.
  15. I will say....if an old Native American dude approached me beating a drum and chanting something I didn't understand, I wouldn't know what the **** to think. There'd be a bunch of different ways to interpret it. I'd probably ask, politely as I could, "What are you doing and what's this all about?" Phillips says he was trying to be peaceful...how about putting the drum down, going over to the kids and be like "Hey, I know those guys are shouting some really nasty stuff at you, let's ignore it and I'll stand here and wait for your bus with you, let's be above it and not escalate anything." I get that he wants to spread his culture around but it might have been done better with an explanation. When I was living in Arlington, I would walk across the street to Pentagon City Mall where there'd be a ton of kids like this on field trips. There'd always be a lot of busses from kids out of town coming into DC and they'd stop at PCM cause of the food court. There would always be a bunch of kids, probably anywhere from age 13-16 wearing MAGA hats. It was always hard to tell if they were straight up Trump supporters or if they were just trying to be trolls and jerks. Or both. But kids are jerks. Not all, of course, but there are bratty teenagers everywhere, ESPECIALLY ones that are away from mom and dad for a few days. I am so tired of this story, I know I can't be the only one. I don't want to watch another video, I don't want to read another op ed on "HOW THE MEDIA GOT THIS WRONG" or "I'M STILL STICKING TO MY GUNS EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE ARE APOLOGIZING TO THE KID, I SAW WHAT I SAW!!" https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/dont-doubt-what-you-saw-with-your-own-eyes-1831931203 The amount of outrage being sparked by a kid being a jerk (when we can agree that kids are jerks) is just so over the top. Is this really deserving of news? That a kid is being a jerk? That a white kid from Kentucky wearing a MAGA hat might be a douchebag? Why is this still on the front of CNN.com? However, the kids aren't the only ones being jerks, adults on twitter are just off the rails all day, every day. I'm not going to post Kathy Griffin's tweet here cause of the language (here's the link: https://www.dailywire.com/news/42420/kathy-griffin-viciously-targets-covington-catholic-daily-wire) , but come ON. Wanting names of the kids? Wants public shaming? And after she got hit by a lawsuit for spying on her neighbor like a ****ing creep: The Disney producer who put up a tweet about the woodchipper: https://www.rt.com/usa/449368-disney-producer-threatens-maga-kids/ Michael Rappaport saying their school should be shut down (2nd tweet) and calling them ****suckers: Really? I mean, they're from a CATHOLIC school. If you're going to take umbrage with the Catholics, how about their massive pedophile cover up machine? Michael Green: Really? Man, 16, his life is already defined. Go home, kid, no need to aspire to anything else. I hope Michael Green never has to ask for forgiveness in his life. Come on, everyone, let's get even more amped up and angry cause a 16 year old kid was a douche. I don't know who to be more sad about in this situation, the kid probably being a jerk, or the adults who are calling for the kids head in some pretty alarming ways. (just to be clear, I'm Maverick, you can be Iceman)
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    Random Thought Thread

    Literally laughed out loud at that one. Well done, well done.
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    Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    Already learned to read once, don't feel the need to do it again.
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    Random Thought Thread

    So I made some eggs this morning and was looking for something to put in them when I came across this bottle of hot sauce my mom gave me as a stocking stuffer. Hadn't tried it out yet and I figured my mom loves me and wouldn't want to try to kill me so I opened it up, threw a few dashes in there, scrambled them up and...I'm just now peeling myself off the ceiling. I'm not going to post the photo that Rage Against the Machine used on their first album cover as it's pretty gruesome but you guys probably know what I'm talking about. It's like that, on my tongue. What in the absolute ****. So I look it up. Guess how many scoville units? If you ever see this in the store, ****ing run away:
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    Watching the NFL playoffs

    I don't really get the hate for the Patriots. They're in the AFC, aka the conference I don't really care about. If this was Dallas being this good for this long, I'd probably feel differently, but probably partially out of jealousy that the Redskins can't be that good. I'm sure the Dolphins fans are sick of them. I get people that are tired of them, that's fine. But to see a team sustain excellence for the number of years they have in a league where the deck is stacked against you in order to be that good for that long, it's amazing. I like seeing teams dominate, I like seeing sustained excellence, I like being able to say I saw someone like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods or Tom Brady take on all comers for years and years. I'm not rooting for them (go McVay!) but if they win I won't hate it.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Championship Sunday hasn't been a disappointment.
  21. Yeah, the kids mocking the Native American guy with the tomahawk chop that they do at the Atlanta Braves games. Hooting and hollering, it's obvious when people are being snide and jerks. That kid who stood there and stared, it wasn't a warm, inviting look. Nice statement from the kid, though, I am sure people who will see what they want to see from that video will think he's an upstanding young citizen who'd never be a jerk. That said, I'm not sure what Phillips hoped to accomplish by approaching that group of kids. I wouldn't call him an aggressor as he didn't do anything threatening but I'm not sure what he was thinking.
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    R. Kelly... Smoke and fire it seems.

    i thought Erykah Badu was "woke" https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/black-twitter-tells-erykah-badu-to-have-a-window-seat-a-1831910494
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    Watching the NFL playoffs

    It's a treat to watch teams with real offenses play after watching the drek that is the Redskins. At the same time, it's sad because we aren't anywhere close to being able to do anything like these teams can. It's like the Redskins are playing a completely different sport, almost. Probably not if he doesn't grasp things like understanding why there are so many opposing teams fans in Fed Ex...
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    Random Thought Thread

    Yep. I'd go on a giant tirade. I suspect he will, too.