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Quickies: Trolling Racists, Betting on Studies, and MST3k

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Mary Brock is a scientist who works on drugs you've hopefully never heard of. She enjoys cooking to Blue Grass music, messing with her cats, and hosting the Boston Skeptics' Book Club. She was born in the South but loves living in New England (despite the lack of chocolate chip pizza). Mary does not use Twitter and don't even try to follow her, because she is always looking over her shoulder.

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5 Comments

  1. November 11, 2015 at 7:24 am —

    Yes. People having complete public meltdowns over “outrage” on facebook or comedians writing long tweet tantrums (or even entire HBO specials) over outrage without any self-awareness blows my mind. Most recently people lumping the christmascup starbucks thing in with anyone being offended by anything as though it’s equivalent.

  2. November 11, 2015 at 7:27 am —

    Also Master of None is pretty amazing. Hard to get into without spoilers, but… it’s kind of sad because a lot of what it does is just treat people like people and that’s so unusual it’s noticeable.

  3. November 11, 2015 at 7:51 am —

    Aww, turning the white pride Facebook group into an LGBT group is hilarious, but those poor, poor totally-not-racists-honest.
    That was a bad thing. A hilarious thing, which I’m laughing at, but still a bad thing.

  4. November 11, 2015 at 8:41 am —

    The outrage about outrage is pretty outrageous.

    Why, this generation is so coddled I’m surprised that they can even function.

    In my father’s day the system never coddled anyone, in fact there were never any issues to be concerned over because nobody who was different enough to make you think was allowed to stay around.

    They had their own schools, sat behind you on the bus so you couldn’t see them, and even drank their water in a separate location.

    All was right in the world and everyone was in their assigned place.

    Why can’t it just be like that again? /heavy sarcasm

  5. November 12, 2015 at 2:54 pm —

    Fun fact: MST3K fans alerted the creator of Parts: The Clonus Horror that Michael Bay stole his idea.

    Is it possible to hate PC because of its focus on language rather than actions? Like, I’ve heard people say the most racist things, but they used ‘accepted’ words, so…

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