JackedUpReadyToGo t1_jcj2juk wrote

I find myself missing the good old days of classic Simpsons more and more. Not only were the townsfolk of Springfield the quickest people in the world to descend into an angry torch-waving mob, they also manage to do so while completely upending a scene from a classic heartwarming movie like It's a Wonderful Life. It's such a humorous kind of misanthropy, heaping scorn on the myths we tell ourselves about the better angels of human nature and sketching a more accurate depiction of the way modern Americans truly act. The Simpsons has become so engrained in modern culture it's easy to forget it was once considered subversive, with the fucking President taking time out of his day to criticize it.

"Hey, what the hell ya doing with my money in ya house, Fred?" * punch *


JackedUpReadyToGo t1_jb418z4 wrote

It’s weird how End of Eva is able to work equally well as either a complement to or a replacement for the original ending depending how you felt about it. Personally I loved the TV ending. I’ve never seen anything else bold enough to dive completely off the rails at the finish line, and yet it somehow felt appropriate.


JackedUpReadyToGo t1_j9xfee8 wrote

Flotsam - Refers to goods from a sunken vessel that have floated to the surface of the sea, or any floating cargo that is cast overboard.

Jetsam - Designates any cargo that is intentionally discarded from a ship or wreckage. Legally jetsam also floats, although floating is not part of the etymological meaning. Generally, "jettisoning" connotes the action of throwing goods overboard to lighten the load of the ship if it is in danger of sinking.

Lagan - Goods cast overboard and heavy enough to sink to the ocean floor, but linked to a floating marker, such as a buoy or cork, so that they can be found again by the person who marked the item. Lagan can also be large objects trapped within the sinking vessel.

Derelict - Can refer to goods that have sunk to the ocean floor, relinquished willingly or forcefully by its owner, and thus abandoned, but which no one has any hope of reclaiming.



JackedUpReadyToGo t1_itx8yw1 wrote

I guess the strike won't inconvenience them in the slightest then. Sounds like the trains drive themselves. /s

But seriously, profit comes only and entirely from labor. It's only because class consciousness has been so thoroughly repressed in this country that the fatcats can even say things like that without being laughed out of the room.