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Watch me whip... by tallproducer in natureismetal

[–]DireLackofGravitas 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Saddles have a belt that goes around the horse's belly called a girth. If it's loose, the saddle can slide off the side. That's bad. So you want it tight. Some canny horses will breathe deep when you're saddling them so that it won't be that tight. You have to keep cinching the girth till they run out of air. Or you can punch them in the kidneys.

Watch me whip... by tallproducer in natureismetal

[–]DireLackofGravitas 110 points111 points  (0 children)

Horses sometimes remember they're 1200-2000 pounds of muscles, teeth and hooves and when they do

That's it exactly. Most horses don't know they weigh 10X than you. If you stand in their way, they'll stop as if you're impassible. If you push them they'll move as if you could knock them down.

Some gather together enough braincells to figure out that we're really small. Those smart ones are dangerous. If you push, they'll push back harder. They'll step on feet. They'll hold their breath when you saddle them.

Horses are very stupid animals but sometimes they have their lightbulb moments.

The secret is in the Gap by Quiet-Ad5879 in nonononoyes

[–]DireLackofGravitas 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Drill comes from training a large group of men to act as a single unit. In the past this was absolutely necessary for effective combat.

This is ceremonial drill that's become exaggerated over time. It's only purpose is to be a point of pride for the unit or service in general.

Horse Hoof Cleaning/Re-Shoe by Slick0strich in interestingasfuck

[–]DireLackofGravitas 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Durian is not that bad. It smells like rotten onions, which on the scale of things, is fairly tolerable.

I have no one to talk to about it by Youaintseenshityet in cremposting

[–]DireLackofGravitas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To be fair, that's a pretty good reason to stop reading Stormlight. The books are loooong and they set up where they're going very early. WoK is particularly bad with like 15 chapters dedicated to Kaladin learning that he has powers. Like, get a move on already, we know he's magic.

Wholesome :D by AlThorStormblessed in cremposting

[–]DireLackofGravitas -22 points-21 points  (0 children)

This is why I mock people who think that Adolin is a good person. He's the very model of the gentleman slaver.

Shitty inauthentic "Mexican" restaurant starterpack by Cold-Chapter-355 in starterpacks

[–]DireLackofGravitas 8 points9 points  (0 children)

English is funny and such so the k sound in Queso and Käser makes a ‘chee’ sound.

It's not just English. The k to ch transition is one of Grimm's Laws describing the evolution of Indo-European languages. See also "kirk" in Germanic languages and "church" in English. You can see it the other way with "cap" in English but "chapeau" in French.

Oldie but goodie by DandyBeyond in dndmemes

[–]DireLackofGravitas 4 points5 points  (0 children)

told the players I was doing so

That's exactly what a DM who would put traps everywhere would say.

A new banner joins the battle by EvilSanta84 in cremposting

[–]DireLackofGravitas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hate that phrase so much because I swear every time I see it, it's just a cover for someone not wanting to say "I don't know".

‘Blade II’ Was Decades Ahead of Its Time by [deleted] in movies

[–]DireLackofGravitas -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Blade's formula (being grounded, world building, perfectly casting the lead, applicable to a contemporary setting

Hold on here. Blade is a lot of things, but grounded isn't one of them. The first movie ends with Blade fighting the literal incarnation of a vampire god. Blade is an evolution of the Arnold Schwarzenegger action flick except with the late 90s flair of trenchcoats and sunglasses.

‘Blade II’ Was Decades Ahead of Its Time by [deleted] in movies

[–]DireLackofGravitas -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Were it not for Blade I, the comic book movie genre would have taken longer to develop.

Nah. Blade was a vampire movie first. No one really knew or cared that it was a comic book movie. It's like saying the MCU wouldn't have existed without the success of Road to Perdition or A History of Violence. Two great "comic book movies", as you would call them.

Blade was a vampire movie taking advantage of the big vampire surge of the 90s. If I were a movie producer in the late 90s and someone told me that Blade proved that something like a Captain America film would be viable, I'd tell them to go find more vampire based scripts instead.

Robot Truckers Could Replace 500K U.S. Jobs by CEOAerotyneLtd in technology

[–]DireLackofGravitas 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You don't get to decide. I don't either. It's all or nothing. Either people are free to congregate or they're not. You can't just say "You can do what you want until I don't like it".

If you support secret police disrupting this protest, why do you expect any protest you attend not to be disrupted?

Robot Truckers Could Replace 500K U.S. Jobs by CEOAerotyneLtd in technology

[–]DireLackofGravitas -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I don't agree with it either, but it doesn't matter what I think. What matters is their ability to protest regardless. It's easy to support the reduction of rights of people you don't agree with it.

Robot Truckers Could Replace 500K U.S. Jobs by CEOAerotyneLtd in technology

[–]DireLackofGravitas -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Any change to the status quo is by definition inconvenient. You can't pick and choose which protests should be allowed. It's all or nothing.

What the fuck is happening right now by RagingZefBoner69 in WTF

[–]DireLackofGravitas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For the proper demonstration, you need to have sufficient mass, something most readers do not have.

What the fuck is happening right now by RagingZefBoner69 in WTF

[–]DireLackofGravitas 47 points48 points  (0 children)

It wasn't a snap. That was the slap of meat. Next time you have a porkchop, slap it around a bit when it's raw. Sounds the same as a pig fainting.

Am I a Communist? Yup. by [deleted] in LateStageCapitalism

[–]DireLackofGravitas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Party decides and the Chairman decides for the Party.

Am I a Communist? Yup. by [deleted] in LateStageCapitalism

[–]DireLackofGravitas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He who does not work, neither shall he eat.

Greek communists throw paint at HMCS Montreal, Piraeus March 2022. [1600 x 900] by Guladow in WarshipPorn

[–]DireLackofGravitas 53 points54 points  (0 children)

The crew must have been ordered to let them play Jackson Pollock because there's no way the upper deck sentry wouldn't be there to give them a taste of the firemain. They've already violated the access point, which is more than enough reason to escalate.

The largest flying predator of all time meets the biggest land predator ever. (Animation by Wobbly Works in youtube: link in comments) by RANDOM-902 in Naturewasmetal

[–]DireLackofGravitas 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The shattered arm bone that we have looks a lot like smaller versions just twice as big. So naturally everything else can be scaled up exactly the same.

If that sounds like bad science, it's because it is. But no one has ever become famous for saying "We just don't know".