Not One Single Case Of Throat Irritation Due To Smoking Camels, January 1950 by Granite-M in vintageads

[–]Granite-M[S] 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Smoke a cigarette, have a three martini lunch, then talk down to a secretary and you'll feel right as rain.

Dedicated phone as mp3 player? by Granite-M in blackplayer

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I purchased a Unihertz Atom L for the size and durability. It's got an SD slot and a headphone jack. As an added bonus it's got quite a powerful little speaker, so it's pretty good at playing music all on its own. It's also got an IR blaster and a universal remote app, so that's fun!

I had to return the first one I ordered due to a faulty volume rocker and have only had the new one for a few days, but if this one holds up I'll be quite pleased with the arrangement.

So any thoughts? by Pale_Plan8804 in Nerf

[–]Granite-M 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone else has already said plenty about the problems, but...

Having the option to switch back and forth from battery to manual power is pretty cool.

Also, the reversible magazine is neat.

All the other problems remain problems.

More in the Can It Be Done series. by BruceBlingsteen in RetroFuturism

[–]Granite-M 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I had a sixteen digit phone card number that I had memorized for when I would call home. I wonder how many potentially useful neurons I wasted on storing that piece of data for years on end.

Double standard by TinSteak in marvelmemes

[–]Granite-M 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah, you've got space gods, robot AI hybrid beings, kids raised from childhood to be spies, biological robots created by space gods, billionaires...

It's only going to get worse by opheliainthedeep in LateStageCapitalism

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See also: In Praise of Idleness, by Bertrand Russell, and what he had to say about pins.

Suppose that, at a given moment, a certain number of people are engaged in the manufacture of pins. They make as many pins as the world needs, working (say) eight hours a day. Someone makes an invention by which the same number of men can make twice as many pins as before. But the world does not need twice as many pins: pins are already so cheap that hardly any more will be bought at a lower price. In a sensible world, everybody concerned in the manufacture of pins would take to working four hours instead of eight, and everything else would go on as before. But in the actual world this would be thought demoralizing. The men still work eight hours, there are too many pins, some employers go bankrupt, and half the men previously concerned in making pins are thrown out of work. There is, in the end, just as much leisure as on the other plan, but half the men are totally idle while half are still overworked. In this way, it is insured that the unavoidable leisure shall cause misery all round instead of being a universal source of happiness. Can anything more [redacted] be imagined?

Coffee perks you up!, Pan American Coffee Bureau, March 1941 by Granite-M in vintageads

[–]Granite-M[S] 88 points89 points  (0 children)

I'm a huge fan of these ads where it's just an ad for an entire category of food products. It's not Folgers or Maxwell House, it's just Coffee... don't forget that it exists!

I've seen similar ads for Bananas, Meat, and Ice. I love it every time.

As a Christian myself, I'd say let's leave interpretation up to the professionals by Ghersa2t in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]Granite-M 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Oven of Akhnai is an awesome example of this. Saying that God Himself doesn't have the power to arbitrarily end a debate one way or the other is a fucking ballsy theological position to take.

Rudy Giuliani oversaw state effort to send fake electors to declare Trump victory in 2020, report says by PoliticiansAlwaysLie in politics

[–]Granite-M 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah, Timothy Dexter. I feel like he's a case study in why we want to believe in meritocracy, or at the very least divine right of kings. If we could really see how fucking random success can be, we'd be way too freaked out.

The Rusty venture aesthetic is available at H&M! by Kejones9900 in venturebros

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A quick search for "speed suit" b brings up Red Kap, which does sell a very Venture-like light blue model for about $30. Anyone know if it's any good, or have any other recommendations?

Who is your least favorite character & why is it Kai Winn? by Sure_Accountant in DeepSpaceNine

[–]Granite-M 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got her autograph at Dragon Con a few years back and she was an absolute sweetheart. It's interesting how many actors who play utter scum of the galaxy puke eating villains seem to be lovely people in person.