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jm
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« Reply #300 on: Mar 10, 2011, 12:23:50 PM »

If you really have this hard a time dealing with reality, you should probably get off the internet forever:

Troll, Reveal Thyself
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« Reply #301 on: Mar 10, 2011, 01:46:56 PM »

That is an incredibly awkward reach for a title.
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« Reply #302 on: Mar 10, 2011, 02:10:41 PM »

And the article itself is incredibly awkward!  It's incredibly awkward to read someone's transparent rant about the "quality" of internet comments when it's clear that he's just had his feelings hurt a couple of times by people whose opinion he shouldn't even care about.
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« Reply #303 on: May 11, 2011, 01:33:57 PM »

http://www.slate.com/id/2293368/

Thank God someone is willing to stand up for meatheads
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Antero
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« Reply #304 on: May 11, 2011, 01:47:44 PM »

That is a lot of words about very little.
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hannah
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« Reply #305 on: May 11, 2011, 02:03:21 PM »

That is a lot of words about very little.

This should be Slate's motto
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« Reply #306 on: May 11, 2011, 02:23:18 PM »

That article elicits the reaction in me that most Slate articles elicit, which is something along the lines of, 'I can see how that could be compelling to someone.'
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« Reply #307 on: May 30, 2011, 11:56:40 AM »

Today, Slate asks: "Is it true that women prefer men in uniform?"

And Slate answers: "Maybe, maybe not."

http://www.slate.com/id/2295604/
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« Reply #308 on: May 31, 2011, 10:50:51 AM »

Today, Slate asks: "Is it true that women prefer men in uniform?"

And Slate answers: "Maybe, maybe not."

Probably the best summary of how Slate articles go, from a commenter on metafilter:

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Slate is usually prone to audacious contrarianism, so I don't think expecting them to affirm such communal norms is reasonable. A perfect Slate article is, in my mind, titled "Should We Really Care about Homeless People?" The author (journalist?) would interview a few neuropsychologists about empathic response and maintain some modicum of journalistic integrity by only obliquely hinting that the answer is "no."
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« Reply #309 on: May 31, 2011, 01:39:10 PM »

You also posted that already!
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #310 on: May 31, 2011, 02:53:29 PM »

Ach!  That does not surprise me. 
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« Reply #311 on: May 31, 2011, 04:58:33 PM »

Get some new material, greg
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« Reply #312 on: May 31, 2011, 05:04:03 PM »

Ever notice how people of different races behave?  I think it goes a little something... like this!
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Antero
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« Reply #313 on: May 31, 2011, 06:22:04 PM »

What we're saying, then, is that Slate is an observational comic.
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« Reply #314 on: May 31, 2011, 08:31:47 PM »

Maybe, maybe not.
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dieblucasdie
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« Reply #315 on: May 31, 2011, 10:54:09 PM »

They do play the "Don't be offended, I'm just bein' real" card a lot.
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« Reply #316 on: May 31, 2011, 11:41:39 PM »

Should We Really Feel Bad for Laughing at Cripples?
When it comes right down to it, say some experts, life is balance.
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milly balgeary
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« Reply #317 on: Jun 01, 2011, 12:15:47 AM »

You guys still read Slate? I was a proponent of Slate back in the dark ages, but I didn't know people were still readin it N shit. You guys check out that new pitchfork redesign?
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« Reply #318 on: Jun 01, 2011, 12:18:34 AM »

I gotta cop to listening to two of their podcasts pretty religiously--I like both of the foully-named Gabfests, despite even David Plotz.
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« Reply #319 on: Jun 01, 2011, 12:23:24 AM »

hahahahhaha. ain't nothin wrong bout that. I always liked the Slate. I remember the ironic NY henchmen of tickle dick were all against how it portrayed the blah blah in the blah blah involving the blah blah. Tickle Dick was like blah blah and all of Tickle Dick's employees were like blah to the blah, and there was some other shit. But I for one, always enjoyed me some Slate. I might start reading Slate again. In fact, I'm gonna go ahead and read Slate and beat off in a silent fury.
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« Reply #320 on: Jun 01, 2011, 12:25:56 AM »

Goddamnit, I was gonna get up at 5am and go run, and here I am, up at 1124 pm talking about the web mag Slate of all things. I am ashamed. Tickle Dick you've won the battle, but not the fight.
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« Reply #321 on: Jun 01, 2011, 09:41:26 AM »

Dear sweet Christ, no, pollo.  The Political Gabfest is AWFUL.  It's as indulgent and retarded as cable news, but with the added bonus of an SILC veneer.  Like "We're going to sit around and engage in this while acting like we're too good for it the whole time."

The Culture Gabfest is alright, though I've really grown to hate Julia Turner.  "I just don't get Bruce Springsteen.  That's because I listen to singles on my iPod, not albums.  I'm of the new generation, guys."
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« Reply #322 on: Jun 01, 2011, 11:04:39 AM »

I actually really value what Dickerson and Bazelon have to say a lot of the time. It's absolutely nowhere near the level of cable news, either.
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« Reply #323 on: Jun 01, 2011, 11:08:02 AM »

We all have a few podcasts in our rotation we're not too proud of.
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« Reply #324 on: Jun 01, 2011, 11:46:51 AM »

Well I guess either the 2 or 3 I listened to were unusually poor, or Bazelon and Dickerson start to sound smart if you sit them next to David Plotz long enough.  If their writing is any evidence, I know which is more likely.
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