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    I’m actually George Clooney. (This is my alt.) And if you think you get a lot of texts from politicians begging for money, try being me. I had to turn on my burner phone for my wife my because her bestie said men with two phones cheat. I was like, “I’m not fucking the entire Democratic Party, Amal. If I gave them my real number, my iPhone would buzz every 2 seconds like this Boost Mobile one. We’d have to use walkie-talkies to plan dinner.”

    Quiet and peaceful is underrated.






  • I don’t think she’s even German. She might have been born on a U.S. base in Germany — there are conflicting reports where some say she was born at Ft. Knox in the U.S. — but if she was, they came back to America when she was a toddler. Her dad has a German last name (her mom has an English one) and they were from Oklahoma and Kentucky.

    So, at best, she’s an army brat who has an obsession with Germany but apparently not the beer and schnitzel aspect. Some other aspect.

    It isn’t that odd for Americans to say “I’m Italian” when they’re like 5 generations removed from the generation that actually immigrated. But it’s weird as fuck to say what she said how she said it.



  • It’s weird to call Brittney Griner “weak and gay” when she’s clearly very strong and gay.

    Also, basically no rookie should be on the Olympic Squad. For one thing, the Team USA minicamp (or whatever it’s called) is during the NCAA Tournament so they miss that. Then, because the calendars aren’t aligned, they get basically no off-season to recover before the WNBA season starts. She probably doesn’t need another tournament to play in in 2024.

    Caitlin Clark is better off being a rookie, learning to play physical basketball against grown ass women, and making her Olympic debut at the Los Angeles games. Every conservative dipshit can cry tears of pure racist joy when she wins a gold medal against France or whomever.



  • Even beyond the moral arguments, it’s just stupid. I went to Iceland last summer and I don’t know what 100 fin whales are worth but I guarantee just the people on the two boats I went whale watching on spent more money than Japanese whale meat fetishists. And that was only two boats from two companies. There were dozens of boats going out from Reykjavik and Húsavík every day, at least during the high season.

    Minke whales aren’t endangered but even that hunt creates bad publicity for the country and probably harms the tourism industry. If you have bad luck on your whale watching day, you’ll still see a few minke whales and come away happy. It was mostly families with kids and the kids were stoked to spot any whale.

    I get making exceptions for indigenous people in the Canadian Arctic or wherever but they have a cultural tradition, harvest like 4 whales a year, and use the meat and blubber themselves. But from what I read on my trip and was told by the guides, Icelanders didn’t even eat whale meat unless the whale beached themselves. It wasn’t some key cultural tradition.

    Whalers were literally the oil companies of the 1800’s. I say “Fuck” to them just as much as I say “Fuck” to Exxon, Chevron, Aramco, et al.


  • The process is actually weirder than that. Each state’s delegation gets one vote, collectively. Republicans would probably still win. (It’s the new Congress that does the election rather than the current one but rural states count the same as California so Republicans have a built-in advantage.) They can only choose between the top 3 candidates.

    For VP, the Senate votes — I think one vote per Senator, as per usual. So, if everything is the same post-election and a party-line vote, we’d have a Trump - Kamala Harris administration. She’d remain VP and cast the tying votes in the Senate but presumably wouldn’t do anything with the White House.

    Also, if the House is deadlocked 25-25 on Inauguration Day, the current VP becomes President. So, we’d have President Kamala Harris until the House broke its deadlock.




  • I get what you’re saying but I’m pretty sure it matters in international law for additional charges against Hamas leadership. There’s, tragically, sexual violence in basically every conflict, and individuals who do it have committed a crime for sure. But proving it’s systematic and used as a tactic would make higher ups in Hamas guilty of (even more) war crimes.

    So, it is important for prosecuting Hamas leadership that there be a proper, legal investigation and that it be proven to be either knowingly allowed or (even worse) ordered as a tactic.

    Obviously, Hamas and Israel have both committed enough war crimes already that the senior leadership will likely be found guilty of something at The Hague (if ever arrested). But properly accounting for all of the war crimes is important for both justice and history.




  • They aren’t independent companies. Marvel is a Disney brand and DC is Warner Bros. Discovery. You might be able to get a rough estimate from their parent companies’ quarterly reports but to my knowledge, they don’t report it that way. (Like Disney usually breaks things down by “experiences,” “entertainment,” “streaming,” etc. for investors, who aren’t really concerned if the movies are branded as Marvel, Pixar, or Disney).




  • My default move is to map the L3 and R3 clicks to two of them. (I even unmap the actual stick clicks sometimes because I click them by accident a lot.)

    I also find it useful in games where the situation changes and A B X & Y completely change what they do. Like if a game is mostly exploring but sometimes in a car/plane/spaceship/whatever, I’ll map the back buttons and use them when I’m in the secondary situation. (There’s lots of other examples of games that temporarily switch genres on you here and there and using the back buttons helps me remember the controls.)