#7441
just saw a fire across the road from my home and thankfully no one died

seeing something like that in person you forget how much smoke can be produced
#7442
Every time I visit mairitania i have a phobia of getting malaria or even hiv, but it turns out the real punishment is an h pylori time bomb, probably from eating all your meals from one big plate by hand with 5 other people
#7443

sovnarkoman posted:


*indiana jones voice* no avatar

#7444

tears posted:

sovnarkoman posted:

*indiana jones voice* no avatar



p much any of these would make excellent avatars https://duckduckgo.com/?q=soviet+narco+man&ia=images&iax=images

#7445

ialdabaoth posted:

p much any of these would make excellent avatars https://duckduckgo.com/?q=soviet+narco+man&ia=images&iax=images


holy shit look what was on the first page of results, must be destiny


#7446
a co-worker of mine was complimenting another on their hard work and then other people started chiming in with stuff like "yeah, i agree" and "you`re doing a great job" and then i said "and my axe". everyone had a really confused look on their face so i just silently turned around and promised myself never to quote lotr again
#7447
went to see ali abunimah and eitan bronstein speak at the catholic university of nijmegen. deeply inspiring people, the both of them, once the powerpoint slides were unfucked. what struck me particularly was how under control they were when recounting the nature of israeli atrocities, the nakba etc, all of which they have an encyclopedic knowledge of. i'd no idea about anti-zionist israelis before today, so i'm really happy that's a thing

there was a zionist heckler who ranted one long unbroken sentence switching from topic to topic so that neither had a chance to interrupt (it was really quite enraging) and they effortlessly dismantled it calmly and in fine detail. she'd been angrily making notes the whole time and ran out the door as soon as the event was over

BDS was explained and stressed, beyond that one asshole lady the audience was extremely receptive. there was a lot of apparently very important people there, but i dunno who any of them were because im not dutch
#7448
First week i was on camous i saw an official anti-bds poster from the student gov and accidently befriended someone who interned with the likud. This city has so little arabs lol
#7449
starting a diet and exercise so i don't become die of fatness before communism and/or the climate comet comes. so far, it's hard.
#7450

loudboy posted:

starting a diet and exercise so i don't become die of fatness before communism and/or the climate comet comes. so far, it's hard.



Same! Having an ulcer helps a lot actually lol, I've cut down on so much garbage I use to eat and hope I can keep it up

#7451

karphead posted:

paging dr. dogballs


hello, sorry, dr. dogballs is off on summer holidays, i am doing his rounds for him

#7452
if any rhizzoners live in florida i hope you are safe today, hurricane michael looks like a monster
#7453
rapid intensification is normal now
#7454
For real. I think like 5-6 days ago the forecast showed a repeat of Gordon and now it’s literally toeing the line to reach Cat 5.
#7455
the last one seems like yesterday. complete destruction is the new normal
#7456
the endless malarial swamps will be filled with the teeming descendants of somebuggys pet pythons
#7457
The Eno river is more than twice its avg height over the past 60 years. Neat and odd hurricane thing I learned yesterday: when you have mountains near a coast, the water dumped onto an area moves up from lowlands to mountains, meaning
later it comes back down, often overruning things like lakes swollen with new rain. Every school in NC seems closed and the Gov declared a state of emergency. We're not even the ones taking it to the face, so I can only wonder how others are faring.
#7458
#7459

JohnBeige posted:

The Eno river is more than twice its avg height over the past 60 years. Neat and odd hurricane thing I learned yesterday: when you have mountains near a coast, the water dumped onto an area moves up from lowlands to mountains, meaning
later it comes back down, often overruning things like lakes swollen with new rain. Every school in NC seems closed and the Gov declared a state of emergency. We're not even the ones taking it to the face, so I can only wonder how others are faring.



I had friends in Boone in 2004, next to no one in the States thinks about a hurricane in the mountains

#7460
while reading an article the other day i discovered a blind spot in the center of one eye. with both eyes open, i wouldn't even notice; with the other one closed, i can no longer read. visual field test confirms it, but the ophthalmologist says no irregularities with the retina etc, so it's probably neurological. earliest i could book a specialist to hopefully tell me more is around the end of the year

kinda troubling, but by now i've either exhausted or bored myself fretting about it, so i'm feeling pretty chill overall

here's what i was reading, anyway. pretty interesting
#7461

Constantignoble posted:

while reading an article the other day i discovered a blind spot in the center of one eye. with both eyes open, i wouldn't even notice; with the other one closed, i can no longer read. visual field test confirms it, but the ophthalmologist says no irregularities with the retina etc, so it's probably neurological. earliest i could book a specialist to hopefully tell me more is toward the end of the year

kinda troubling, but by now i've either exhausted or bored myself fretting about it, so i'm feeling pretty chill overall

here's what i was reading, anyway. pretty interesting


you ever try eyedrops? not the red-out kind, but just moisteners (often sold as packages of single-use containers because if you use them all the time you don't want to deal with all the preservatives in the regular bottles)? I get that shit sometimes because I got one eye with really shit tearducts and so I can dry out if I don't do it manually

Hope the doctor's visit goes well, if i makes you feel any better if you have the thing I had it'll suck ass but it won't really be life-threatening and the delay in getting a diagnosis won't be an issue

#7462

thirdplace posted:

you ever try eyedrops?


no, but i guess it couldn't hurt to try. so try i shall.

thanks

#7463

Constantignoble posted:

while reading an article the other day i discovered a blind spot in the center of one eye. with both eyes open, i wouldn't even notice; with the other one closed, i can no longer read. visual field test confirms it, but the ophthalmologist says no irregularities with the retina etc, so it's probably neurological. earliest i could book a specialist to hopefully tell me more is around the end of the year

kinda troubling, but by now i've either exhausted or bored myself fretting about it, so i'm feeling pretty chill overall

here's what i was reading, anyway. pretty interesting



best of luck. not all ophthalmologists have the equipment or specific knowledge to diagnose certain retinal/related problems but if they can't see any issues with the slit lamp setup, i wouldnt be super worried about having to wait a couple months to see the specialist. chances are whatever's going on w your central vision has been present for a while but you just haven't happened to notice until now. to stay safe anyway, try not to bump your head really hard and don't stare at the sun

did they give you an amsler grid to peep @? if not you there are plenty online you can print out & tape to your fridge or whatever so you can determine if your vision is rapidly changing. if so call up the specialist n see if they can get you in earlier

if they run a fluorescein angiography be warned that your piss will be highlighter yellow for most of the day afterwards. this is probably the most fun thing that can occur at a retinal surgeon's office unfortunately



for example in a couple months i get to go back in to see if im gon need to get more injections shot right into my eyeball

#7464

Constantignoble posted:

kinda troubling, but by now i've either exhausted or bored myself fretting about it, so i'm feeling pretty chill overall



i've had a continuous dull ache (like a cramp) in the lower left side of my abdomen for about a month and i'm just getting to this point. haven't gone to the doc because i don't have healthcare currently, but i do have a job lined up in a few weeks and the insurance kicks in immediately. hopefully i haven't drank myself to death.

#7465

dimashq posted:

if any rhizzoners live in florida i hope you are safe today, hurricane michael looks like a monster



just saw on CNN something about a lugubrious gentleman floating down the river only able to stay at the surface from the sheer power of his upvotes

#7466
Michael seriously fucked a large number of places. Theres a video floating on ciabook from a helicopter flyover at Mexico Beach in Florida that shows entirely leveled blocks. The local movement is figuring out who has distribution networks further south in more damaged areas. Durham is still supporting Florence relief in east NC so we're looking into what resources we may be able to redirect. If you have any contact with orgs in heavily effected towns, please PM me.

All that happened to me was a limb fell on my roof and I have to go rent a ladder and chainsaw now. Hopefully no roof damage.

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#7467
one thing thats fun in college is meeting people who believe in joe roegan's theory that humans evolved from apes that took shrooms and expanded their minds
#7468
pretty sure he got that from bill hicks. can't remember which show though. either the one where he mocks victims of domestic violence, or the one where he describes statutory rape in graphic detail. a true genius, taken from us too young. rip in peace.
#7469
I went to a Republican Socialist meeting, which was a good reminder that the "Socialist" part of the equation always tends to be pretty suspect. Some good stories from ex Volunteers though
#7470

Petrol posted:

pretty sure he got that from bill hicks



its more from terrence mckenna writings. which although bullshit in ways common to psych counterculture isn't as bad as most.

#7471
hahah there's this thing young mauritanian dudes have been doing where they go to one of the Gulf countries and work for a while, and because you aren't allowed to leave until you pay off all debts and end your work contract, they work for a while, then take a bank loan, then go back home and get a regional authority who is like their cousin to mail a death certificate to their workplace and the bank
#7472

Themselves posted:

just saw on CNN something about a lugubrious gentleman floating down the river only able to stay at the surface from the sheer power of his upvotes


#7473
found a big mommy spider and a dozen baby spiders live on the bottom side of my mattress
#7474

Themselves posted:

dimashq posted:

if any rhizzoners live in florida i hope you are safe today, hurricane michael looks like a monster

just saw on CNN something about a lugubrious gentleman floating down the river only able to stay at the surface from the sheer power of his upvotes



Which Murakami novel is this

#7475


#7476

rolaids posted:

Themselves posted:

just saw on CNN something about a lugubrious gentleman floating down the river only able to stay at the surface from the sheer power of his upvotes

Which Murakami novel is this


hoxha on the shore

#7477

Caesura109 posted:

one thing thats fun in college is meeting people who believe in joe roegan's theory that humans evolved from apes that took shrooms and expanded their minds



This is correct

#7478
Yes, there's a lot of fun things in "college", or as they call it in the United States "university".
#7479
Coolest part of college is the library that has the entire collected works of Marx Lenin and Stalin
#7480
stood in line for an hour for early voting the other day, only three days into our early voting period and nearly 10% of registered voters have already cast ballots. got a city referendum up to amend the municipal charter & create a citizen oversight board for our killer keystone kops, folks are getting riled up