Every Noise At Once

http://www.furia.com/misc/genremaps/engenremap.html

Here’s a map of every genre on Spotify, 1251 of them, organized by an algorithm along certain lines of tempo and tone. You can click any genre to hear a sample and then the arrow to explore within. I’m currently listening to some aggrotech, never heard of this subgenre before but it’s very loud and scrapey and German.

16 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About Iggy Azalea That Will Make You Love Her Even More

16 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About Iggy Azalea That Will Make You Love Her Even More

What a demo of the shortcomings of the listicle (not to mention the Complex interview that it pulls from). Is it presumptuous for me to want to know a little more about that last fact (a.k.a. “thing” in the actual site address) other than Iggy being a fun-loving “wild child?” Is that too much to ask?

The Great Smoky Mountains’ Incredible Firefly Light Show

http://mentalfloss.com/article/57188/great-smoky-mountains-incredible-firefly-light-show

Mental Floss covers the discovery of some behavior originally thought to just be myth or the result of bias. But also fireflies have a chemical called “luciferin” in their butts so

(And I guess I know that “lucifer” is more related to light than devilry but still, it’s rare we get a shout-out to the big man downstairs in the field of biology, once thought to be God’s domain.)

tehgore:

As long as there are people, there will be those who want to use violence against others. As long as there are governments and nations, there will be war, and genocide. Violence and murder are, unfortunately, part of human nature. Keeping weapons, and a fair rule of law helps keep those kinds of people in check.

look at this sad frightened child

“we’re animals, might as well engage in some mutually-assured destruction” *fires every gun into the air, a rain of bullets drowns us and there is no Noah*

YOU TALK ABOUT FREEDOM AND YET YOU ARE A SLAVE TO VIOLENCE

elpatron56:

fmchubs:

elpatron56:

I care very much about peace. Peace doesn’t last when you’re weak and disarmed, you’re a target to everyone.

Peace lasts when you make the choice to die in peace in the face of those who would deny that peace.

I’d feel less easy disturbing the peace if I was the one dying.

You don’t understand peace because you’ve never felt peace

Sure thing, bro.

edit: I just saw you quoted that Latin phrase that translates as “if you want peace, prepare for war?” Disregard everything I wrote above: you’re a bloodthirsty goon

I don’t believe that as a writer you did not know the adage and had to translate it.

Si vis pacem, para bellum is a Latin adage translated as, “If you want peace, prepare for war” (usually interpreted as meaning peace through strength—a strong society being less likely to be attacked by enemies). The adage was adapted from a statement found in Book 3 of Latin author Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus’s tract De Re Militari (4th or 5th century),[1] although the idea it conveys is also present in earlier works, such as Plato’s Nomoi (Laws).

It’s the reason antelopes kick when chased by the cheetah. We’re animals just like them, and kicking the cheetah beats getting eaten.

HAHAHAHAHAHA
alternately
AHHHHHHHHHH

there, the cycle is complete, you god of discourse

elpatron56:

I care very much about peace. Peace doesn’t last when you’re weak and disarmed, you’re a target to everyone.

Peace lasts when you make the choice to die in peace in the face of those who would deny that peace. I hope this victory tastes like blood in your mouth, bubbling up from your innards as they reject your struggle to behave in such an inhuman fashion. You protect nothing, you preach death. You don’t have to say it, it’s coded in your language and what you care about and you can’t even see it. And the people who can see it are trying to tell you, but you just laugh and brandish your weapon, saying you have nothing to fear, and instilling fear in the hearts of others. You don’t understand peace because you’ve never felt peace, and I expect you’re too much of a coward to share this entire emotional vindication on your own tumblr. Show your followers what I feel. Let them come.

If this sounds like a messiah complex, know that it’s all I can do in my ineffectual flailing at your message. Again: you’ve won, you won millennia ago. Kill ‘em all.

edit: I just saw you quoted that Latin phrase that translates as “if you want peace, prepare for war?” Disregard everything I wrote above: you’re a bloodthirsty goon and I hope you post another 100,000 pages worth of gun photos which nobody gives a shit about or learns a goddamn thing from, including the other mindless gunfuckers who think about these things the same way you do. I hope you remain trapped in this echo chamber, and I hope a deep nihilistic stasis sets in. I want you to think nothing more but as you think now, forever, as I can’t imagine a greater torture. And look at that: it’s utterly non-violent.

I’m seriously done. I’m going back to posting Ariana Grande videos. This isn’t healthy, it isn’t healthy, it’s not healthy.

elpatron56:

fmchubs:

But then would I be able to protect myself?

Self-defense is a right. If you say the police are disarmed, I’m sure crime will not drop.

We’re not that civilized around here.

The scenario where nobody has guns is a scenario in which people see no need for guns, and no matter…

I can’t follow the discussion anymore. You care about guns, not peace. We’re talking two different conversations. I’m the weaker person who puts too much stock in the opinions of other internet denizens. You win. Enjoy. Kill me. Kill yourself. Kill ‘em all, let God sort ‘em out.

It’s just a ride.

(That’s a link. It sums up my feelings more than I did. The actual content is only 90 seconds long. If you feel like continuing this, I suggest you start yelling at the video instead. Love you, fucker.)