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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1260 on: October 24, 2022, 08:53:08 PM »
Leslie Jordan! :(
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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1261 on: October 28, 2022, 03:10:35 PM »
Jerry Lee Lewis. For real this time.

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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1262 on: November 12, 2022, 05:33:42 AM »
Gallagher! 🍉
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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1263 on: November 12, 2022, 01:22:17 PM »
Gallagher! 🍉

That coke caught up with him.

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« Reply #1264 on: November 15, 2022, 11:14:52 PM »
Gallagher! 🍉

That coke caught up with him.

Were you around when he came to our college? I didn't work backstage but some friends did. They said he was a grumpy gus.

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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1265 on: November 16, 2022, 09:42:49 AM »
Gallagher! 🍉

That coke caught up with him.

Were you around when he came to our college? I didn't work backstage but some friends did. They said he was a grumpy gus.

That was during my gap year where I was busy being a grumpy gus.

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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1266 on: November 18, 2022, 12:43:55 AM »
Twitter?
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« Reply #1267 on: November 18, 2022, 09:20:18 AM »
Twitter?

Why is everyone saying this? Like the executives before Musk were angels or something. All social media is evil, everyone who runs it is evil. We're willingly giving all of our information to private corporations who exist solely by selling that information to anyone with the money to buy it, even if that includes rogue nations and serial killers.

But then one asshole buys out the other assholes and we're all clutching our pearls. What's next? A kickstarter campaign for the evil monsters who all just walked away with a 49 billion dollar severance?

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« Reply #1268 on: November 19, 2022, 09:54:18 AM »
Twitter?

Why is everyone saying this? Like the executives before Musk were angels or something. All social media is evil, everyone who runs it is evil. We're willingly giving all of our information to private corporations who exist solely by selling that information to anyone with the money to buy it, even if that includes rogue nations and serial killers.

But then one asshole buys out the other assholes and we're all clutching our pearls. What's next? A kickstarter campaign for the evil monsters who all just walked away with a 49 billion dollar severance?

Mostly because he shitcanned everyone or bullied them into leaving, now the whole apparatus appears to be a runaway train barreling toward disaster. But who knows what?s true anymore?

I do think people are giddy to see Elon fail.
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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1269 on: November 19, 2022, 11:31:04 AM »
This felt like a pretty good synopsis of what is (probably) going on:
https://twitter.com/karaswisher/status/1593970881352826880?s=46&t=KNNPaOP1SCBXQjyCaHMMNQ
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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1270 on: November 20, 2022, 11:23:25 AM »
Big time sci-fi author Greg Bear!

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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1271 on: November 22, 2022, 03:35:26 PM »
Twitter?

Why is everyone saying this? Like the executives before Musk were angels or something. All social media is evil, everyone who runs it is evil. We're willingly giving all of our information to private corporations who exist solely by selling that information to anyone with the money to buy it, even if that includes rogue nations and serial killers.

But then one asshole buys out the other assholes and we're all clutching our pearls. What's next? A kickstarter campaign for the evil monsters who all just walked away with a 49 billion dollar severance?

Mostly because he shitcanned everyone or bullied them into leaving, now the whole apparatus appears to be a runaway train barreling toward disaster. But who knows what?s true anymore?

I do think people are giddy to see Elon fail.

I agree with Nubbins just a bit here. I think the general consensus is that Elon is going to finish the job Trump started and make Twitter about as relevant as MySpace. Even before the sale, TikTok had emerged as the new social media top banana. From an end user experience, it's been horrible for a long time. I stopped using it because I universally felt awful after even just ten minutes on it.

And, Musk is just a fucking tool, so yeah the groundlings are clamoring for someone to Charles I his ass.
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« Reply #1272 on: November 23, 2022, 09:45:59 AM »
Twitter?

Why is everyone saying this? Like the executives before Musk were angels or something. All social media is evil, everyone who runs it is evil. We're willingly giving all of our information to private corporations who exist solely by selling that information to anyone with the money to buy it, even if that includes rogue nations and serial killers.

But then one asshole buys out the other assholes and we're all clutching our pearls. What's next? A kickstarter campaign for the evil monsters who all just walked away with a 49 billion dollar severance?

Mostly because he shitcanned everyone or bullied them into leaving, now the whole apparatus appears to be a runaway train barreling toward disaster. But who knows what?s true anymore?

I do think people are giddy to see Elon fail.

I agree with Nubbins just a bit here. I think the general consensus is that Elon is going to finish the job Trump started and make Twitter about as relevant as MySpace. Even before the sale, TikTok had emerged as the new social media top banana. From an end user experience, it's been horrible for a long time. I stoped using it because I universally felt awful after even just ten minutes on it.

And, Musk is just a fucking tool, so yeah the groundlings are clamoring for someone to Charles I his ass.

The great mistake everyone has made is that they think social media is a game and they read the feeds. Social media is a tool for corporations (like me!) to sell you shit. The only game being played is twisting the algorithm in favor of the sale. I never look at my feeds. I never know what's happening, what's trending, or why. Because that's not what the tool is for. Even when I'm fucking around as Nacho I'm trying to sell everybody something.

When you approach it like that, it's confounding that people are hanging themselves because they got called a cow by what's probably an auto-responder Russian robot.

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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1273 on: November 23, 2022, 11:45:18 AM »
As a guy who spends an inordinate amount of time with 18-22-year-olds, I can say with confidence that what's happening in the virtual space is as relevant to their loves, if not more so than what happens in the land of the old flesh. They're not gaming the algorithm, they're living out their lives, their real lives in those spaces.

As you say, the corporate overlords use that to their advantage. Most rich people I know don't use social media. Hell, most people I know make over $100K a year don't use it. But everybody else uses it all the time. I mean constantly. I don't have the data on hand to prove it, but I'll bet the less education and higher poverty level someone has, the more time they spent on social media. (There was agreat article recently about how boomers are the most social media addicted age group.)

Back to Elon, he wants to control the discourse. He wants to matter in the realm of "big ideas" and "power." He thinks he knows better. It's why beta dude-bros love him and normal people can't stand him. He doesn't want power (in the same way I don't think Trump actually wanted power). He just wants to matter. He wants to be the oracle people come to for wisdom. At the time he set out to buy Twitter, it was the social media platform du jour. Now it's Betamax.

Fuck Elon Musk. In the ass.

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Re: Obit Lineup
« Reply #1274 on: November 23, 2022, 02:34:11 PM »
The people I know of that age group (bartenders, service types, people's kids) aren't on social media at all.  In fact, I don't know a single kid of that age group who has stayed online. Most of them quit during the pandemic.