Brain Rot: I Am The 99%



  1. The rich have always used one half of the poor to kill the other half, and it won’t stop until we all stand together.

    1. If we’re all going to stand together, then some of you need to wash more often.  I’m just saying, is all.

    2.  We don’t stand together. We won’t ever stand together. We won’t even watch TV together. We’ll gather in small clumps, more-or-less smelly, and yell at each other, with occasional mayhem. This is how we naked apes behave: against our own interests.

    1. Not at all, many cops grip that end so that the right angled handle becomes an acute weapon like a hammer head. It is quite effective and painful.

  2. The back cover of Charles Burns’ Big Baby One-Shot explains 90% of what you need to know about the police:

    1. I think he gives them too much credit, Mark, it’s not just misguided self-interest. It seems to me that you need to be at least a little sociopathic to take a job with even the possibility of beating or killing other people. Arthur C. Clarke wrote a novel where sometime in the future the president was chosen by a computer program based on a strict set of rules, the first of which was that the candidate must never have shown any desire to be in politics. That should go double for police and the military: anyone who wants the job is immediately suspect.

  3. UCPD makes +100k, apparently, and I don’t think many cops are below the poverty line.  99% for sure, but not so poor as to be deterred from a doctors visit by the copay.

    As someone solidly below the poverty line, I thought it was a point worth making.

    “There’s a lot of money in poverty.”

    1. And as I read it, it just seemed that the old man was a private security guard. A lot of those guys do make peanuts. And what regular police force keeps officers on after retirement age?

    2. par·a·ble
         [par-uh-buhl] Show IPA
      a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
      a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by the use of comparison, analogy, or the like.

  4. Vimes had never got on with any game much more complex than darts. Chess in particular had always annoyed him. It was the dumb way the pawns went off and slaughtered their fellow pawns while the kings lounged about doing nothing that always got to him; if only the pawns united, maybe talked the rooks round, the whole board could’ve been a republic in a dozen moves.

  5. I wash every day, but don’t wear deodorant because it always gives me a rash that causes the skin of my armpits to slough off.  Sorry.

    1. Try a deodorant “rock”, it’s a crystal-based natural deodorant (Usually ammonium alum or potassium alum, the potassium alum ones seem more effective to me) that works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria that generate odor. I’ve been using it for years, and while I’m not sensitive to regular deodorants, I’ve never had any reaction to it. Bonus points for not having any scent of its own to clash with the cologne/perfume of your choice.

  6. The old British Empire knew how it was done, divide and conquer, use one class/tribe to rule over another, that way you weren’t always directly involved in what happened, and could replace people who got out of line, or were seen to.

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