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Old 06-19-2017, 04:12 PM
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I usually assume that zany Reddit anecdotes are fake?
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:29 PM
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Why'd she get banned too? It's not like she took her dick out.
Yeah she did. She took him out with her to the Vatican. Look what happened.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:03 PM
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Yeah she did. She took him out with her to the Vatican. Look what happened.
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:56 AM
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:38 PM
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:48 PM
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He also did this wonderful piece of work.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:26 PM
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:56 AM
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I had a friend, back in school. He liked coming up with characters who were super-powered assassins, very similar to Suda-style characters. I remember I suggested a character to him, whose gimmick was that he primarily fought using kicks. On the backs of his shoes were metal plates, and his big killing blow move was that as he was going for a big kick, he would pull out a gun and shoot the back of his shoe, which would give his kick superhuman velocity.

I told my friend this, and he said it was the dumbest idea that he ever heard. So then whenever he would start talking about assassins, I would bring up this character again. His opinion of it never changed.

I mean, sure, you *could* ask why this guy was shooting the back of his shoe instead of using the gun to shoot the target. You *could* ask that. It’s because a little thing called *style*
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:05 PM
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:40 PM
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:09 PM
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Don't prescribe anime.
Change your anime prescription to an anime proscription!
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:23 PM
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I gotta naysay here. Seatbelts do a LOT of harm. Not everyone can wear one and not everyone wants to risk it. Just among my own friends and people I know in general; 4 females had a breast cut completely or partially off due to a seat belt. 6 people had their throats cut, to an obviously non-lethal degree. 2 had their stomach’s cut open to a horrifying degree that I won’t elaborate on.

Not even counting the uncomfortably awkward belt locations for particularly large, small, fat, skinny people. Females with large breasts get the joy of holding the belt in place or adjusting it every couple seconds.

They’re awkward, uncomfortable, painful, and can often cause the injuries in an accident. Sometimes it’s just better to forgo the belt.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:19 PM
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He's right, you know. Being fatally launched through the windshield is obviously a better outcome.
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Jon Bois is able to make me wish I followed baseball, and that shouldn't be possible.

I have no idea what the "List of great sports writers" looks like, but if he's not on it, it's incomplete.
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SEETBELTS ARE BBAD AKTUALRDY
I'm not gonna check because FUCK reading comments, but I'd bet five bucks that was posted in response to this article on idiots who died in response to the part about the idiot who who campaigned against seatbelts and then died because he wasn't wearing his seatbelt
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I'm reminded of that story about how the government was going to stop issuing soldiers helmets in world war 1 because they were increasing the number of head injuries, shortly before realizing that that's because being shot in the head typically counts as a fatality.
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I'm reminded of that story about how the government was going to stop issuing soldiers helmets in world war 1 because they were increasing the number of head injuries, shortly before realizing that that's because being shot in the head typically counts as a fatality.
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During World War II, the statistician Abraham Wald took survivorship bias into his calculations when considering how to minimize bomber losses to enemy fire. Researchers from the Center for Naval Analyses had conducted a study of the damage done to aircraft that had returned from missions, and had recommended that armor be added to the areas that showed the most damage. Wald noted that the study only considered the aircraft that had survived their missions—the bombers that had been shot down were not present for the damage assessment. The holes in the returning aircraft, then, represented areas where a bomber could take damage and still return home safely. Wald proposed that the Navy instead reinforce the areas where the returning aircraft were unscathed, since those were the areas that, if hit, would cause the plane to be lost.
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