Doktor Zoom

Doktor Zoom

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1 hour ago @ Equestria Daily - Drawfriend Stuff - Mem... · 0 replies · +1 points

I tend to commemorate Memorial Day with a couple of reminders that war is anything BUT glorious: Mark Twain's "The War Prayer" and Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est"

5 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - \"Bloom and Gloom\": E... · 0 replies · +7 points

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a Very Hungry Caterpillar.

6 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - The Federalist Reports... · 3 replies · +2 points

Why not just call the place Galt's Gulch?

(ducks)

6 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - The Federalist Reports... · 0 replies · +4 points

The editorial did a pretty good version of arguing against a cartoonish, strawman version of liberalism. I have yet to meet another liberal who's said, "Gosh, you know what would be perfection? A world where everyone was exactly the same and no one had any individuality. For only through the suppression of all individuality can there be happiness." On the other hand, I've meant plenty of people who think that the best way for everyone to develop their own individual capabilities is through a mixed economy on the European social-democratic model -- capitalism with a tax-supported social safety net and a guarantee that nobody will be denied the basics of life: education, nutrition, healthcare, decent housing, a chance for everyone to make of themselves what they will.

That said, nuance is usually a lot less fun than railing against boogeymen. But to actually accomplish anything, it would be nice to tone down the vitriol. I tend not to agree much with Republicans, but I don't think they're fascists who want a return to segregation and child labor. Similarly, no, Democrats aren't just itching for the chance to execute the rich and send everyone to a Maoist re-education camp.

Hell, I'd be satisfied with people getting educated just once the first time around.

As a fable, I don't even think The Cutie Map had a partisan political message. It felt like a far simpler message: Your friends don't have to be just like you in order to be your friends. You can and should like different things. And you you can even have loud arguments as long as you still respect each other.

6 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - The Federalist Reports... · 0 replies · +1 points

Be seeing you....

6 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - The Federalist Reports... · 0 replies · +1 points

Rover is a giant balloon, so Pinkamena Diane Pie is clearly Number One.

9 weeks ago @ Equestria Daily - Discussion: What Kind ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Obsolete technology metaphor nitpick: It's "gone through the wringer," from the oldentimes two-roller device that you would run your clothes through after washing and rinsing them, so they'd dry a little faster on the clothesline.

Granny Smith probably still uses one, not trusting these newfangled warshing machines with their spin cycles. Blamed things could fly to pieces and hurt somepony!

14 weeks ago @ Wonkette - Tea Party Loon Dave Br... · 0 replies · +1 points

Anybody want a peanut?

14 weeks ago @ Wonkette - Tea Party Loon Dave Br... · 0 replies · +5 points

I'm having a wonderful time but I'd rather be whistling in the dark.

14 weeks ago @ Wonkette - Shell Oil CEO Believes... · 0 replies · +3 points

As I read the last paragraph on the first page, it was a Bush administration policy, though they note that C. Boyden Gray started drafting it during the transition.