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  1. ~*Official 2016 D1P Discord Bros/IDGAF Fantasy League*~

    I Think it's mindset? Anyway, I'm down as always. The IDGAF league is up and running
  2. Philly has a fuck ton of homeless people

    Gauging homeless populations is obviously not an exact science, but there are an estimated ~4.5 thousand people sleeping on the streets in Portland on any given night. The west coast in general harbors a lot more homeless people because the weather is so much milder. We have tent cities and such around every park and freeway off-ramp now, it's crazy.
  3. They can rent a residence to Jake Paul (if you don't know who that is... that's probably for the better)
  4. Can't read, I did cocaine tonight. My brain is going a mile a minute. Cliffs?
  5. David Ayer's WB/DCU Future In Doubt...

    That's true, but I think Marvel can get away with a certain amount of shitty character development/poor writing in the "team-up" movies because we already care about the characters. DC doesn't have that luxury.
  6. David Ayer's WB/DCU Future In Doubt...

    I think you hit the nail on the head there. That's been DC's whole problem with their universe. They haven't given us a chance to give a shit about their characters before throwing them all together.
  7. I just keep coming back to "what is the fucking point of the body cams if they can just decide when they're turned on?" Like, seriously. Fuck cops. At this point, I'm not even giving benefit of the doubt.
  8. David Ayer's WB/DCU Future In Doubt...

    Not sure how to feel about it. David Ayer seems like he's got immense talent. As of right now, End of Watch might legitimately be in my top 50 movies of all time, that movie is fucking magnificent. It's definitely one of my top 2-3 of that year, for sure. Street Kings is divisive, but some people think it's amazing. Fury is good, but it's not incredible.
  9. Matt Groening is tackling fantasy with Netflix...

    If you want proof of the genius of Matt Groening, my little brother is 14 years old and just binge-watched all of Futuruama, having a blast while doing so. Futurama came out 4 years before he was born.
  10. Perhaps Unintended Benefits of Religion

    Well, I suppose it's not all uniform. The development of England and Scotland (and to a lesser degree France) as nation-states I'd say probably happened more concurrently with the 100 Years War, although the standardization of the English language was absolutely because of the King James Bible, which didn't come out until the 17th Century. Before then, Scots-English would probably be considered a different language entirely, and someone from London would probably be barely intelligible to someone from Liverpool. Keep in mind, the English monarchs/nobles didn't even speak English at all until the Tudors, and even then it may have been a second language (I believe there's one record of Richard III addressing his men in English while on crusade, but the record of it basically reads like "holy shit, he's actually speaking English!") In Spain, as we have seen, a standardized Spanish language never really materialized (I mean, Castilian is "standard" Spanish and forms the basis of Latin American Spanish, but it never became the native language of many in Iberia), maybe because they remained so Catholic. Catalan is fairly unintelligible to someone who only speaks Spanish, and Basque isn't even Indo-European (it's thought to be the last remaining descendant of pre Indo-European languages, pre-dating even the Celtic and Finnic languages). Galician is also considered a separate language by a lot of linguists. To that point, it's arguable how much of a "nation-state" Spain ever really became. Franco was the first to really try to unify a national "spanish" identity, but it's arguable how much that took hold. To this day, Spain remains more of a loose confederation than a single, unified national entity. You are correct that the standardization of German from the Lutheran Bible had little effect on German nationalism. They did remain a patchwork of feudal bullshit. However, I might still credit the spread of the Lutheran Bible as a kind of secondary force before the rise of Nationalism in the 19th Century. Without the bible being translated to German, the language would further have split apart. This is most notable in the difference between modern Standard German and Swiss German. Swiss German and Standard German are more-or-less mutually unintelligible. They are entirely separate languages. Switzerland, alone among the German-speaking part of Europe, never really adopted Lutheranism to any degree(they developed the Swiss Reformed Church) and stayed almost completely out of the 30-years war. So the Protestant Revolution didn't immediately cause a unification of Germany, but it did standardize the language to a large degree, and I believe that without that standardization, German unification may never have happened. Rather than a split of east/west, I feel it's more likely Germany would have split on north/south boundaries. Many people still even remained Catholic for a long time. I suppose the outliers here would be Italy and France. Standardized French gradually developed because of the totalitarian power of the French monarchs. French was the lingua franca of most of Europe for hundreds of years, and the French king would not suffer any other language to be spoken in his court. That produced its own unifying effect outside of religion. The outliers for a long time were Occitane and Burgundian (who often were the belligerents in any revolt/coup for French power), but even they eventually disappeared. @SFLUFAN
  11. Yeah I went on a real tear that month, right around when my grandma died and I decided to cut my mom out of my life. I don't handle that kind of stuff very well. For about a 3 week period, I think I was doing drugs like 2-3 times a week.
  12. There are two types of people in this world - those who like cocaine and those who haven't done it before. I think doing it is pretty normal, but I travel in different circles than a lot of people here. I went on a pretty bad tear with cocaine around January (I think I spent close to a grand just on cocaine alone that month) while I was going through a lot of shit, but outside of that I've never had a problem with it or any other drug in the years I've been doing them.
  13. I do cocaine probably once a month, it's not too crazy. I've never had my nose bleed while doing it, but if I do a ton of it during one night, sometimes I'll have a little bloody snot the next day.
  14. What's your favorite IPA?

    Like I said earlier, I don't dislike IPAs or anything (I just bought some Grapefruit Sculpin a few days ago), but the balanced, subtle flavors of a well-crafted pilsner, kolsh, etc have become a lot more interesting to me. I don't think there's anything wrong at all with not liking IPAs. Some people don't like having their palate smashed with every sip.