2k10s

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I’m a performer. I sing my life. It’s like I’m having group therapy 350 days a year, and the people who come to the show get that, and they’re there for that – whether it’s to be lifted up, or to be lifted out, or just entertained or inspired, or to feel not so alone. That’s how I feel when I’m singing my songs: These people are all going through the same things I am. I’m not alone either. I’m getting something out of it too. – Alecia Moore

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So, we got kicked out of our old pad and today was the last day there. This is the place where we made all our shirts, recorded our record, made our demos, partied, got into arguments, made up, made out, partied, ate ALOT of top ramen, drank ALOT of coors lights, partied, played NBA 2k10, watched Point Break about 200 times, had one of our first shows there, got scabies, had alot of laughs, had some dark times, smoked ourselves retarded, watched every episode of Cheers (half of every Frasier episode), pissed off our neighbors, had alot of ragers, got sick alot, gave people alot of dumb tattoos, etfuckincetera… We had a last hang and Alice Baxley took some photos. Its been an awesome wave to ride. :_(

opposites love - about the great love between two opposites [listen]

The Calendar Panic! At The Disco

Dark Blue Jack’s Mannequin

Come On Get Higher Matt Nathanson

Robots in Love Beautiful Small Machines

Satellite (The Astronauts Remix) Guster

Honeybee Steam Powered Giraffe

Digital Love Daft Punk

Always Panic! At The Disco

Hurts Like Heaven Coldplay

Video Games (Lana del Ray cover) The Young Professionals

I Am Not A Robot (Starsmith 24 Carat 2k10 Remix) Marina and The Diamonds

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The reaction (ha!) to Neoreaction a Basilisk from the local rationalist(-adjacent) community has been narrowly focused on these core issues:

1. Is this book accusing Yudkowsky of being neoreactionary?

2. No really, is it? I mean why else would it group him with Moldbug?

3. That fuckin’ Basilisk story, that was totally misinterpreted.

Having read it, I think it’s helpful to understand that this book is not attempting to be the annotated history of Internet politics circa 2k10, and the claims that it does make in service of its overall trajectory are modest and reasonable.

It is also worth remembering that not every work of literature is a textbook intended to be interpreted as a sequence of logical propositions. A community that sees value in communicating information in the form of fanfiction, poetry, and jokes should be well aware of this.

Finally the book does not just discuss Yudkowsky, Moldbug, and Land, but also the Matrix, Hannibal, and the works of Milton and Blake, among other things. Tying these topics together in no way implies that Yudkowsky is neoreactionary, any more than it implies that Nick Land is one of the Wachowski siblings or that Moldbug is a good writer.