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yhwx

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#1195583
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Going away? Post so here!
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This post, my 8348th, will be my last post on originaltrilogy.com. This is a post I’ve been delaying writing for a few weeks now, for a reason I don’t really know.

Let’s face it: everybody will leave this forum at some point. Yes, that means even old Frink. It may be blunt, but it is true, for death is just as much a part of life as birth. Every Internet community will wither away at one point. It’s time for me to let go of this online life and pass on into the next.

Let me be clear: my departure has nothing to do with what anybody here has done recently, nor does it have to do with any recent argument or conversation. I’ve been winding down my use of the forum for the past couple of months now. Several days have gone by with me not posting. This is just the conclusion to that trend. I just have nothing to get out of the forum now; I have no interest in it anymore. For almost the entirety of this year, I’ve only checked the Off Topic section, as I don’t really stay very interested in Star Wars for more than a few weeks at a time. My account was created during one of those peaks.

Even though the phrase is cliché, I’m going to use it: it’s really not you, it’s me. And so, I log out and close the browser tab, crossing my heart, hoping to die, sticking a needle in my eye.

Thank you.

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#1194455
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The Index Thread for Franchises, General Human Endeavors, and Other Discussion Threads
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Update, Monday, April 9, 2018, at 10:30 P.M. EDT:

Added:

  • Movies Seen In Theaters From Before You Were Born
  • Pirates of the Caribbean and the Political Correctness Craze,
  • Pilates of the Caribou and the Prenatal Exercise Craze,
  • Albums That’s on your need to listen list.,
  • Anime That’s on your need to watch list.,
  • The “How Did You Learn To Read?” Thread,
  • Why hasn’t dahmages returned to originaltrilogy.com? (Was: Why hasn’t dahmaged returned to originaltrilogy.com?),
  • I’m Doing It for Charity.,
  • PC Specs,
  • Diamond-Hard Science Fiction?,
  • April Fools/Easter 2018,
  • Take your Trump v. LBJ v. Kennedy debates here.,
  • How are you planning for the Oppocalypse?,
  • Out of Context Thread: New and Improved,
  • and The Heavy Metal Thread.

Changed:

  • The The misquote random thought out of context thread. entry now shows the current title of that thread.
  • The mention of the number of threads in the Off Topic section is now correct, as of the time of this posting.
  • The title of the Last x xed section has been changed to Media Consumed in the Past, Present, or Future.
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#1193874
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Random Pictures and Gifs (now with winning!) [NSFW]
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DuracellEnergizer said:

yhwx said:

DominicCobb said:

Stuff gets posted here constantly without any sort of credit.

True, but people still deserve it, even if people don’t do it.

I dare you to track down the source of each and every pic someone posts and give the original creators credit.

Not sure why you made this point. It is ideal for us to cite sources when we can. The fact that one person can’t find sources for every image in a thread of hundreds of pages isn’t a counter argument to that.

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#1192593
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/30/upshot/crime-immigration-myth.html

According to data from the study, a large majority of the areas have many more immigrants today than they did in 1980 and fewer violent crimes. The Marshall Project extended the study’s data up to 2016, showing that crime fell more often than it rose even as immigrant populations grew almost across the board.

In 136 metro areas, almost 70 percent of those studied, the immigrant population increased between 1980 and 2016 while crime stayed stable or fell. The number of areas where crime and immigration both increased was much lower — 54 areas, slightly more than a quarter of the total. The 10 places with the largest increases in immigrants all had lower levels of crime in 2016 than in 1980.

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#1191062
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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TV’s Frink said:

yhwx said:

TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Handman said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Handman said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

How does other people drinking diet pop affect you?

Trump drinks diet pop.

Lyndon Johnson installed a Fresca tap in the White House. Does that make him Trump-like?

I hate Trump, but LBJ was worse.

Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, the Great Society, Medicare/Medicaid. Yeah, sure LBJ was worse.

Many of those were programs JFK wanted to get through but never got the chance to,

But Johnson had more legislative experience, which greatly increased the chances of them passing.

I never said what you quoted me as saying.

That’s right. I meant to quote Handman’s post, but I quoted yours. There was a mistake in the rectification process.

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#1190783
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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TV’s Frink said:

Handman said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Handman said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Handman said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

How does other people drinking diet pop affect you?

Trump drinks diet pop.

Lyndon Johnson installed a Fresca tap in the White House. Does that make him Trump-like?

I hate Trump, but LBJ was worse.

Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, the Great Society, Medicare/Medicaid. Yeah, sure LBJ was worse.

Many of those were programs JFK wanted to get through but never got the chance to,

But Johnson had more legislative experience, which greatly increased the chances of them passing.

and lest we forget:

Trump may be an idiot, but he hasn’t knowingly lied about a foreign offensive that never took place so he could send thousands of the nation’s young men to die for a war they never asked for.

True, which is why should evaluate him as a complex man that can’t be deemed either universally good or universally bad. At least Johnson had domestic achievements (even though some were undercut by the war). Trump doesn’t have any good domestic or foreign achievements.

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#1190624
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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TV’s Frink said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Diet soda and/or pop compromises flavour for the sake of negligible/dubious health benefits. It doesn’t deserve to exist.

So only things you like deserve to exist? Cool.

Anyway, I don’t drink it because it’s “healthy,” I drink it (sparingly) because I prefer the taste. Regular soda is too heavy/sugary.

I bet you prefer Pepsi over Coke.