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OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 14:53
by Ellie
For when you just can't even.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 14:59
by Mo
Shouldn't this be the OFFS: The Forfucksening?

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:00
by Andrew
Mo wrote:Shouldn't this be the OFFS: The Forfucksening?
That's not as work safe.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:01
by Ayn_Randian
Regarding the last thread: Ellie, were you hoping the badgers would get fat? I was having pronoun trouble there.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:05
by Ellie
Heh. Yes. Fat badgers. :D

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:05
by Taktix®
So, are the leaders of the Boy Scouts a bunch of Heartless Fat-Badgers?

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:06
by Eric the .5b
To the next ten thousand posts of rage and disgust!

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:08
by Mo
Eric the .5b wrote:To the next ten thousand posts of rage and disgust!
Apparently there are 140 more pages worth of infuriating crap than worthwhile stuff on the internet. The two threads were started a day apart.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:11
by Andrew
Taktix® wrote:So, are the leaders of the Boy Scouts a bunch of Heartless Fat-Badgers?
Badgerless Fathearts.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:12
by the innominate one
Glad to see an OFFS thread restart. I had forsaken the last one, I was so far behind. Just give me the highlights.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 15:14
by Hugh Akston
the innominate one wrote:Glad to see an OFFS thread restart. I had forsaken the last one, I was so far behind. Just give me the highlights.
There was a bunch of shit that we couldn't believe people had actually said or done. Also there was a thread drift once.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 15:40
by JD
The recent release of the "McDonalds budget" seems to have lead to an outbreak of the stupid. Apparently every single job in America should pay enough that the worker can live alone or support an entire family in comfort on that one salary. Also, we had exactly such a world before the evil Republicans and corporations destroyed it.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 15:47
by fyodor
JD wrote:The recent release of the "McDonalds budget" seems to have lead to an outbreak of the stupid. Apparently every single job in America should pay enough that the worker can live alone or support an entire family in comfort on that one salary. Also, we had exactly such a world before the evil Republicans and corporations destroyed it.
Linky?

(Not that I have any trouble believing what you've described or concurring in its OFFSness.)

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 15:53
by Hugh Akston
Also, Ellie, I know its a lot to ask, but do you think you could move the kkkreationism posts hier so that we can populate this thread with shit that nobody can believe?

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Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 15:58
by JD
fyodor wrote:
JD wrote:The recent release of the "McDonalds budget" seems to have lead to an outbreak of the stupid. Apparently every single job in America should pay enough that the worker can live alone or support an entire family in comfort on that one salary. Also, we had exactly such a world before the evil Republicans and corporations destroyed it.
Linky?

(Not that I have any trouble believing what you've described or concurring in its OFFSness.)
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... ge/277845/

Most of the stupid is in the comments, as usual, but a bunch of the stories I've seen also sneer at McDonalds for the audacity of assuming you could possibly live anywhere for only $600/month.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 16:08
by Ellie
Hugh Akston wrote:Also, Ellie, I know its a lot to ask, but do you think you could move the kkkreationism posts hier so that we can populate this thread with shit that nobody can believe?
Done!

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 17:17
by JasonL
JD wrote:
fyodor wrote:
JD wrote:The recent release of the "McDonalds budget" seems to have lead to an outbreak of the stupid. Apparently every single job in America should pay enough that the worker can live alone or support an entire family in comfort on that one salary. Also, we had exactly such a world before the evil Republicans and corporations destroyed it.
Linky?

(Not that I have any trouble believing what you've described or concurring in its OFFSness.)
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... ge/277845/

Most of the stupid is in the comments, as usual, but a bunch of the stories I've seen also sneer at McDonalds for the audacity of assuming you could possibly live anywhere for only $600/month.
I hate that argument. Argh! In a just world the editor would have said "yeah, there's actually no reason for such a worksheet to even exist because it's basically preposterous to act as though every job imaginable should make it tie out".

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 17:24
by fyodor
JasonL wrote:
JD wrote:
fyodor wrote:
JD wrote:The recent release of the "McDonalds budget" seems to have lead to an outbreak of the stupid. Apparently every single job in America should pay enough that the worker can live alone or support an entire family in comfort on that one salary. Also, we had exactly such a world before the evil Republicans and corporations destroyed it.
Linky?

(Not that I have any trouble believing what you've described or concurring in its OFFSness.)
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... ge/277845/

Most of the stupid is in the comments, as usual, but a bunch of the stories I've seen also sneer at McDonalds for the audacity of assuming you could possibly live anywhere for only $600/month.
I hate that argument. Argh! In a just world the editor would have said "yeah, there's actually no reason for such a worksheet to even exist because it's basically preposterous to act as though every job imaginable should make it tie out".
Well the goal, which the author admits was the result of "goodwill" (albeit "gone haywire" also according to the authoer), was to help workers plan a budget. I don't think the numbers were supposed to matter so much as the means of calculation. I.e., add this subtract that then divide the remainder by the number of days in the month. In truth, I can imagine most workers laughing at the assumptions made too hard to learn anything. (Aside from the question of how many really need to learn this; it may be many or just a few, I wouldn't know.)

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 17:28
by Ayn_Randian
Hey, I see Lonewacko showed up in that comment thread!

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 19:29
by Kwix
JD wrote:
fyodor wrote:
JD wrote:The recent release of the "McDonalds budget" seems to have lead to an outbreak of the stupid. Apparently every single job in America should pay enough that the worker can live alone or support an entire family in comfort on that one salary. Also, we had exactly such a world before the evil Republicans and corporations destroyed it.
Linky?

(Not that I have any trouble believing what you've described or concurring in its OFFSness.)
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... ge/277845/

Most of the stupid is in the comments, as usual, but a bunch of the stories I've seen also sneer at McDonalds for the audacity of assuming you could possibly live anywhere for only $600/month.
God, oh god!! Why did I click the link?! There is one voice of reason in there and a bunch of howling banshees besides.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 19:32
by Hugh Akston
Kwix wrote:
JD wrote:
fyodor wrote:
JD wrote:The recent release of the "McDonalds budget" seems to have lead to an outbreak of the stupid. Apparently every single job in America should pay enough that the worker can live alone or support an entire family in comfort on that one salary. Also, we had exactly such a world before the evil Republicans and corporations destroyed it.
Linky?

(Not that I have any trouble believing what you've described or concurring in its OFFSness.)
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... ge/277845/

Most of the stupid is in the comments, as usual, but a bunch of the stories I've seen also sneer at McDonalds for the audacity of assuming you could possibly live anywhere for only $600/month.
God, oh god!! Why did I click the link?! There is one voice of reason in there and a bunch of howling banshees besides.
One word: LoneWhacko

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 20:36
by Jennifer
I can't see any comments by him. Is he posting under a different name?

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 20:49
by dhex
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/16/nyreg ... metro&_r=0

introducing the gold medalist of the 2013 hoarder olympics!

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 21:49
by Kwix
Jennifer wrote:I can't see any comments by him. Is he posting under a different name?
'24 ahead dot com', with whitespace removed. The one I found was, oddly, lucid and with proper whitespace included.

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Posted: 16 Jul 2013, 22:44
by Hugh Akston
Kwix wrote:
Jennifer wrote:I can't see any comments by him. Is he posting under a different name?
'24 ahead dot com', with whitespace removed. The one I found was, oddly, lucid and with proper whitespace included.
Maybe he's on his meds. Or maybe he got himself a MexicanGirlfriend.