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Old 05-19-05, 12:41 AM   #1
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mcdonalds/end of civ rant

ok, so i've biked maybe 10-12K today, and played some frisbee with my friend, and i had a meeting with the director of my grad program, which lasted an hour, and i felt, was enough 'work' for one sunny day... and tonight a couple friends came to my place and we watched some tv. lost (which i don't think is all that ****ty), law and order (no comment) and the daily show (yes)... oh and yes threw the frisbee around in my dog-****ty lawn
i was drinking. come one or so, i'm hungry, so i decide to bike to meijer (an everything giant store, somewhat less, imho, scary than walmart) to get some food. macdonalds is near. now i shun the mcd, since i read fast food nation (and i'm a guy that drinks soy milk, and doesn't eat much meat), but i was a bit drunk and hungry (i'd bought store sushi at meijer, but i hadn't eaten it yet). so i decide to bike through the drive through. thinking i'd probably get no service. none at the talkbox. so i go up to the window. the dude at the window looks like a mcdonalds guy. like a boring guy. but he says "hey i thought i saw a flashing light back there...no problem..." so i get a disgustingly wonderful cheeseburger. and we for some reason talk politics.
he says he's kinda liking bush cause he's speeding up the process of the system coming down. holy ****. he's been reading the same green anarchist **** i have been, i guess. so i say that i know, and i'm not helping it, cause i'm here on my bike not using up the fossil fuels.
anyways. bikes kick ass. but the system's got to go. in my opinion, the catalyst will be 'peak oil', i.e. end of cheap petroleum--gas, planes, plastics, fertilizers, etc, etc, etc. my profession depends on all these things. i know this.
so, in the most unexpected of places, a mcdonalds late night drive through, i got some validation that the world is realizing that civilization is dooming itself faster and faster, and that just might be a good thing.

the burger was good. sorry vegans. i love ya'll
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Old 05-19-05, 01:05 AM   #2
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man, i thought this was gonna be about the dude from the gorilla biscuits..
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Old 05-19-05, 01:08 AM   #3
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man, i thought this was gonna be about the dude from the gorilla biscuits..
me too.

mmm, cheeseburger.
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Old 05-19-05, 01:09 AM   #4
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to appease the bike forum gods, i swear not to say $h1t anymore and to give ten dollars to torrin's fund. but the point of this thread is the future of civilization. i think many of you are very hip to the problems we face; i want to hear directions, solutions, propositions, positions. it's relevant to bikes cause they're the most effecient means of human transportation, but my question involves more. i am a bike lover, and a bit or a techno geek, but i'm also anti-technologist, and i hate to say, that means i know eventually i have to give up my bike
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Old 05-19-05, 01:18 AM   #5
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gorillaz, not gorilla biscuits. del the funky homosapien, in deltron 3030
"i wanna devise a virus, to bring dire straits to your environments,
crush your corporations with a mild touch, and revert you to papyrus"

now if that's not anarcho-primitivism, i don't know what is
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Old 05-19-05, 01:24 AM   #6
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Let's watch the Mad Max movies.
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Old 05-19-05, 01:27 AM   #7
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yes mad max is cool. i realize my post is lacking in pie. i want to see where you all are at
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i consider my self an anarchist, but anarcho primmies are really annoying. their constant paranoid phobias about the state listeningto every mobile call are way off. its hilarious.

anyway, dont be supprised where you will find intelligent conversation, when i have an experience like that, it always confirms my belief that we are not so doomed after all. but the next day its forgotten, and i realise we are fuked... cool story.
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peak oil is crap
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that's not very posi.
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If you study geology like I did then you come to realize that doom is a good thing. In fact it’s almost a law really. All things tend toward extinction. Or all things tend towards creation same difference.

Now as far as fixed gear bikes go……… well…..I don’t know.

As far as McDonalds goes……shame on you.
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abuckeye99, you sound like you're in grad school for sure. i agree with jfmckenna, doom/extinction is inevitable. are you prepared for it to happen in your lifetime or are you just talk? sometimes the inevitable seems better when you know it won't affect you.

people need to stop spewing ***** from the ivory tower and start acting on ideas instead of just arguing about them.

all you did that night was help the mcdonalds corporation's stock. it is on the rise afterall.
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were you even riding fixed or SS when you were standing in the drive through?
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all you did that night was help the mcdonalds corporation's stock. it is on the rise afterall.
Yay, this thread now has a voice of reason. I also would classify myself as an anarchist, but anarchoprimitivism+computers=hypocrite. It's like a chain smoking vegan, or someone who lamemts the state of things, then goes to McDonalds to ameliorate his or her despair. Maybe a Republican atheist can chime in to set us all straight?
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"In the world I see -- you're stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You will wear leather clothes that last you the rest of your life. You will climb the wrist-think kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. You will see tiny figures pounding corn and laying-strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of the ruins of a superhighway."

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The post would be much better if you mentioned that you are an anarchist and on the way to get food last night you firebombed the local McDonalds

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why is it that anarchists always talk about the fact that the system needs to go but never talk about how ****ty everything would be without it? Alright, I obviously realize that they don't think everything would be ****ty. However, I never hear them talking about what would be better, just that it would be better.
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just go to Africa and live there. They're still hacking each other to death with machettes in tribal war fare. I'm sure you could get your fill of anarchoprimitivism there.

...and don't ever compare one of the greatest hardcore bands to an MTV euro pop band. there just is no comparison.
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Ugh.. primitivists... That post reminded me so much of someone I know through a friend or two. Anyway, this "green anarchist" kid printed up hundreds and hundreds of fliers at Kinkos to advertise some kind of environmental meeting at his school. How much does hypocrisy go for per ream these days?
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Yo its three thousand thirty,
I want yall to meet deltron zero, hero, not no small feat
its all heat in this day and age,
i rage your grave,
anything it takes to save the day
nueromancer, perfect blend of technology and magic
use my rappin so you all could see the hazards
plus entertainment where many are brainless
we cultivated the lost art of study and i brought a buddy
automator harder slayer fascinating combinations
cyber warlords are activating abominations
arm a nation with hatred we ain't with that
we high-tech archeologists searching for nicknacks
composing musical stimpacks the song
crack the motor what you think you rappin for?
I used to be a mech soldier but I didn't respect orders
I had to step forward, tell them this ain't for us
living in a post-apocalyptic world morbid and horrid
the secrets of the past they horded
now we just borded on a futuristic spacecraft
no mistakes black its our music we must take back

yo its three thousand thirty,
I want yall to meet deltron zero, and automator
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<another movie quote>

Donny: "Are those the nazis, Walter?"

Walter: "They're nihilists, Donny, nothing to be afraid of."

</another movie quote>
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shot, del is the man! but seriously, folks, this our future: 42 midgets enter, one lion leaves:
Thunderdome!

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