Random Thoughts That Don’t Warrant Their Own Thread 2021

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  1. Dump

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    finally saw the La Brea trailer and I can see why fsuNizz keeps saying its gonna be garbage

    it definitely gives off an Inhumans type of vibe
     
  2. racer

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    Herc shows up at some point in like every show made after 2000.
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  3. Sir Patrick Stewart

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    A few random thoughts that stand on their own individually but recently came up in the same situation. I was asked by a friend to listen/evaluate a new “podcast” that his coworker is starting. I did it as a favor for him. And he did it as favor for his coworker.

    1. Just because you record yourself and post it on the internet, that does not make you a “podcaster.” So before you advertise it on all your social media and in all your conversations, just remember that tech savvy 8-year olds that post videos of themselves talking about their favorite dinosaurs are on the same level as you.

    2. When you go out of your way to ask a friend of a friend for their opinion/advice (especially when they don’t really know you and are only doing it as a favor to the actual friend) then don’t be upset when you don’t get the exact feedback you want. Or specify ahead of time that you’re only seeking praise and will disparage anyone’s credentials/clout that say anything other than exactly what you want to hear. Save us all some time.

    3. If you’re creating any product, especially an audio one, then it MUST be pleasing, enjoyable, interesting, etc. Obvious things that would make people with a million options choose your product.

    4. If you say “like” as a filler word 17 times in 64 seconds don’t be surprised if people judge you (fairly or unfairly) as an idiot. And even more obvious, don’t be surprised if someone tells you it’s too much and will be annoying to listeners. And even if it is “how regular people have conversations these days,” it doesn’t mean it is appealing to listeners and will cause a significant number to turn it off.

    5. And (this one may only apply to me as a pet peeve) when the pitch of your voice elevates at the end of every sentence, it is fucking annoying. It doesn’t make you sound smart or what you’re saying sound more important. It is an audio pattern that most people’s brains will identify quickly and unknowingly focus on. Then no matter the content of your words, people only hear the repeated pitch change and not the message. Also, male or female, it makes you come across as a pretentious bitch. And in most cases, it’s 100 percent accurate.

    6. And a single trigger warning at the beginning of a podcast with graphic content is enough. No matter how sensitive people are today. Seven different trigger warnings for seven different injuries caused to the same victim is (no pun intended) overkill. And will cause some of your listeners to wish those injuries upon you.

    7. And as a new podcast, you can’t just redo the same well-known cases that every other one of your competitors have already done and done waaaaaaay better. Why would I watch a shitty high school production of a story when I could watch a blockbuster movie of the same story? I don’t care if it’s recognizable for someone scrolling through episode titles. Like the shitty play vs movie, they will only choose your play if they are related to you or they want to laugh AT you. Can’t stress this enough in any creative field… BE ORIGINAL. People remember unique.

    /rant
     
  4. Truman

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  5. Degausser

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    So did you like the podcast?
     
  6. Celemo

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    This made me chuckle audibly
     
  7. Sir Patrick Stewart

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    This is a slight exaggeration but imagine Clueless meets Casefile.
     
  8. racer

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    What case? Is the podcast posted?
     
  9. Sir Patrick Stewart

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    I don’t think it’s posted anywhere. I hope it’s not. I literally said do not post this with your name attached if you really want to be a podcaster. As far as I was told, they have recorded a few episodes (which I apparently can’t recognize as masterpieces) and are looking to “perfect” it before taking the next step. I only listened to one and a half episodes before I had to stop. Favors only extend so far. Their thing is to do an episode of an older case then follow it up with a similar modern case. They started with the Clutter Family case. So they picked a case whose standard was set by Truman Capote’s novel “In Cold Blood” and has been done a million times by a million podcasts. Their version was by far the worst I’ve ever heard. Then the next one was the Caffey Family case. It began with five minutes of hyping up the big “twist” ending. The daughter was in on it. But it was so bad it was laughable. And if I didn’t know they were serious I’d almost think it was an parody take on true crime.
     
  10. drewru

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    Just finished rewatching Idiocracy. Hadn’t seen it in years. I used to think it was a comedy but now, more of a reasonable prediction. The only thing they probably got wrong was the year- it ain’t gonna take 500 years to get there. Shit, the Trump presidency probably accelerated our course by a couple hundred years alone.
     
  11. Long Ball Larry

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    Staying in Chicago and God damn these Mexicans are going buckwild for Mexican Independence Day. All the roads downtown are gridlocked with cars with lights and exhaust, waving huge Mexican flags out their windows and laying on their horns. This is wild.
     
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  12. Dump

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    the Mexico/El Salvador game here a couple months ago was wild
     
  13. drewru

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    They’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some of them I assume just want to party like the rest of us.
     
  14. seanofthedead86

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    Hit a deer on the way to work today. Turned around and went home to deal with all the bullshit.
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  15. TC

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    Nice truck Sean
     
  16. seanofthedead86

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    Was nicer prior to 0620ish this morning. Luckily nothing is leaking and it's drivable. Could have been worse. Toyota dealership collision center can get me in October 15. The place my insurance company recommend wouldn't have been able to until December.
     
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  17. Degausser

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    Sucks. Hit a deer with my Tundra a few months ago. Decided to go ahead and order a steel bumper as a replacement for when it inevitably happens again. Still waiting on it though.
     
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  18. Clown Baby

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    This is one of the most advanced cases of “business brain” I’ve ever seen. Investor and entrepreneur are not real jobs.

     
  19. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    allocation of capital is a very real job, iyam.
     
  20. Butthead

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    Would I be rich if I thought and said shit like this?

     
  21. TC

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    I call artist
     
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  22. Clown Baby

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    I guess in the scenario where almost every job is automated, we’ll need people to invest in automation.
     
  23. a.tramp

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    Yeah but the computer programs will be able to calculate risk quicker and so will be the investor so we are now down to 3.
     
  24. VaxRule

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    Most of engineering can be automated too
     
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  25. seanofthedead86

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    That's a good idea.
     
  26. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    We are headed towards a more stratified, class-bound society. The haves and the have nots. I don't think that is going to be a US-only or western-only trend.

    I'm an optimist, but further consolidation of decision making (as it it wasn't already consolidated), makes capital allocation and associated societal functions in the future seems quite dubious.
     
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  27. TC

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    Now you guys are starting to get it. Art is the only worthwhile pastime
     
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  28. VaxRule

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    Are calling porn art now?
     
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  29. Butthead

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    Also why wouldn't AI be better at "allocating capital" than people
     
  30. Clown Baby

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    Art can be replaced by AI too. It’s right there in the name.
     
  31. racer

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    Art Official Intelligence
     
  32. TC

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    U rite, there's computer programs that have written Bach fugues :ohdear:
     
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  33. Butthead

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    I ate 3 hot dog-related products today
     
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  34. Truman

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    What are hotdog related products that are not hotdogs?
     
  35. Butthead

    Butthead uh hu hu hu

    cheddarwurst
     
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  36. TC

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    Butthead. More like Bunhead
     
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  37. Truman

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    Now i want a cheddarwurst
     
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  38. TC

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    I’m literally eating popcorn rn :popcorn:
     
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  39. Toast

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  40. racer

    racer Fuck Tucker, Tucker sucks.
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    Sometimes I forget that most high school kids are terrible football players. I’m so used to watching the top 5% or whatever make it to major college football and the 5% of them in the NFL. The top two or 2/3 teams in the largest class in the state are on local TV and there are maybe 2 kids on the field at any one time that look like competent football players.
     
  41. Butthead

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    now imagine oregon high school football
     
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  42. racer

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    Can’t be any worse
     
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  43. Butthead

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  44. Butthead

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    i'm not sure if it still is, but 8-man football was still a thing here 15 years ago
     
  45. racer

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    Still here. Buster 5000

    From the season preview of one team:
    Key returners: QB/LB Eddie Burgess, sr. (3,803 passing yards, 1,148 rushing yards, 89 total TDs, 91 tackles, 1st-team all-state)
     
  46. Gotch Yarbrough

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    ^^^ mad because his kid's future team is getting stomped by a bunch of honkeys. SEP salty you might say.
     
  47. racer

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    But am I wrong about the quality of the product?
     
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  49. seanofthedead86

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    Doesn't age. He's immortal.
     
  50. a.tramp

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    Fair warning, I am not putting up with anyone’s shit today. We are forecasted to hit 101-102 in Dallas today and I am not fucking happy about it.
     
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