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Everything posted by ocean

  1. 2018 music thread

    Imagine if, growing up, the first time you met some kid from another state, he told you that, everywhere else in the world, they don’t call it “Simon Says,” they call it “Horatio’s Request.” And youare the weird one, apparently, for only knowing it as this other thing. nice
  2. Food that shouldn't exist

    quiche and yogurt good idk about bologna im not even sure i've ever tried it, seems bad but who knows
  3. i wouldn't use tide pods tbh but for some reason i've been using "dish pacs" that come in a bucket for my dishwasher but they contain more of a powdery/grainy substance
  4. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    shit i had never heard of this, great idea i honestly wouldn't want to carry a weapon personally for the same reason i wouldn't want to have a gun in my home, fear of the other person gaining control of said weapon, so yeah...tactical flashlight sounds like a good idea, as it accomplishes some of the same goals as pepper spray but without the same complications
  5. RIP Dolores O’Riordan

  6. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    walking around providence at night was scarier when i was at college there but i did it anyway and a lot more bc i didn't have a car, and if all the bars were closed it was like a ghost town usually i would just avoid headphones altogether to be alert and give the impression of alertness, would usually just carry my student id card and maybe a credit/debit card i could cancel immediately if stolen, and my phone, which was cheap af. if walking at night i would also usually try to dress as gender neutral as possible and walk with a very purposeful stride, who knows if it helps but it's what made me feel safer
  7. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    there are people who would consider where i live to be a dodgy area and when i first moved in i think i even said i wouldn't walk around there after night but i've done it a few times already so i guess i personally feel safe enough but wouldn't really be comfortable saying it's safe for an average person who isn't very familiar with the area i mean honestly it helps that there are a lot of bars that are open any time i would reasonably be walking in the area so if i felt unsafe i'd probably pop into the nearest one and call someone to meet me
  8. bleach is brought up in the article i just posted
  9. Economics - The Thread

    good stuff Land therefore plays a very different role in market economies to capital: whereas Apple will produce more iPhone’s to meet demand, more land cannot be produced to meet housing demand. ... Remarkably, the unique role of land in the economy is ignored in mainstream economics: it is treated the same way as any other form of capital. This, the authors argue, is one of the root causes of the discipline’s repeated failure to see crisis coming in the global economy. ... When the banks create a new mortgage loan they create new money, and they create this credit often for existing property or land purchase, not new investment. This infinite supply of money in the form of mortgages interacts with a finite supply of land, inflating house prices. ... An alliance of mortgage owners, property developers and bankers all end up having a strong vested interest in keeping the supply of new housing low. Why? Because scarcity is what allows these groups to reap the fruits of financialisation: if everyone could have a nice home to live in, the cost would drop like a stone, and so would the profits. The result is a "low-supply equilibrium" where supply is kept artificially below demand.
  10. https://melmagazine.com/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-eating-tide-pods-76c2553f4f93
  11. Natural Disasters Thread

    this picture in particular is amazing
  12. EVEN SIGMUND FREUD ok tbf scorps quoted this inside the spoiler so i didn't see it
  13. canadian politics thread

    i hope by now no one is surprised about teen vogue
  14. http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/represent/2018/01/the_good_place_black_panther_actor_bambadjan_bamba_on_daca_and_being_undocumented.html
  15. 2018 music thread

    i think it was that smells like teen spirit autotuned to major chords thingy?
  16. Police Brutality

    side note, i've been hearing this even more in recent years somehow? i mean i guess mostly people trying to use colloquially understood terms rather than like "police van" if that's what they're called, but it's the kind of word most people dont realize is thought to be racially offensive in origin (like gyp) for instance i remember them using the term a lot in the season of undisclosed podcast that investigated the freddie gay case
  17. not saying they're not going to be pulled, just that this isn't new Regardless of the media implications, videos of people eating Tide Pods are, of course, the last thing P&G wants to see. Pods have been the company's most successful product launch of the past decade since their 2012 debut. But reports of children and even adults dying or being seriously injured by ingesting the brightly colored products that look like candy to some people has been the bane of the brand's existence. P&G replaced the original clear packaging with more opaque and harder-to open child-proof packages, and launched TV, online video and radio public-service announcements to warn people to keep the products away from children. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reports more than 10,500 cases of poisonings from all laundry packs, not just Tide's, in 2017 (down from 11,500 in 2016 despite continued growth of the busines). Not just kids are at risk. Four adults with dementia have died from eating laundry detergent pods, while two children have, according to data released last year by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  18. i mean i'm pretty sure the meme started because of children trying to eat them not the other way around In February 2012, the multi-national consumer goods corporation Procter & Gamble introduced the Tide PODS laundry detergent packs. According to Consumer Reports, there were increased calls to poison control centers due to children consuming the product.[1] On December 4th, 2013, Straight Dope Forums[7] member Silvorange submitted a post titled “People eating Tide pods” discussing rumors about people eating the detergent packs. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/eating-tide-pods?full=1