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Perfectly Normal Beast

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a thread for reviewing things of any type that you have encountered

thought box
the technological society has finally created a product which can block out the dystopic hellscape it has delivered which increasingly evidently has driven us all mad and from which escape seems impossible

blurring the distinction between ever more specialised consumption as a means to supposedly enrich life and satirical commentary on the monstrosity of life defined by consumption, the thought box promises the user a space safe for introspection without intrusion from corporate and political messages or distraction by the plethora of products and carefree entertainments displayed everywhere on screens and in the places where we live and work

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i fear however that by shutting out these sources of constant distraction the hapless consumer will be forced to confront the crumbling narratives of civilisation and examine the discordance between the models of consumption which underpin the modern world and the habitability of the planet, between increasing material wealth and worsening mental health, between what human beings actually need and what the society has manifested and that a reality more horrifying than the one from which they sought refuge will be revealed to them. perhaps it would feel safer to stay at the circus than to stare down impending annihilation

i concede that it is potentially useful for less existential situations where one is forced to sit awkwardly among unpleasant strangers for extended periods of time such as at airport lounges and family gatherings. alone at last indeed!
 

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This thread is a truly high quality thread, the premise is unique, the opening post is both funny and insightful, I rate this thread 9/10 shiny thought baubles.
 

Pizzabeak

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a thread for reviewing things of any type that you have encountered

thought box
the technological society has finally created a product which can block out the dystopic hellscape it has delivered which increasingly evidently has driven us all mad and from which escape seems impossible

blurring the distinction between ever more specialised consumption as a means to supposedly enrich life and satirical commentary on the monstrosity of life defined by consumption, the thought box promises the user a space safe for introspection without intrusion from corporate and political messages or distraction by the plethora of products and carefree entertainments displayed everywhere on screens and in the places where we live and work


i fear however that by shutting out these sources of constant distraction the hapless consumer will be forced to confront the crumbling narratives of civilisation and examine the discordance between the models of consumption which underpin the modern world and the habitability of the planet, between increasing material wealth and worsening mental health, between what human beings actually need and what the society has manifested and that a reality more horrifying than the one from which they sought refuge will be revealed to them. perhaps it would feel safer to stay at the circus than to stare down impending annihilation

i concede that it is potentially useful for less existential situations where one is forced to sit awkwardly among unpleasant strangers for extended periods of time such as at airport lounges and family gatherings. alone at last indeed!
I'll review you
 

Rook

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Had some sausage rolls last week. Taste was decent. Texture mundane yet palatable. Resultant bowel movement within the norm.

8/10


My thought box is mint flavouted and has motivational penguin posters. I have never been more obliviously content, all thanks to this helpful review!

Yours truly,
Bob Day, esq.
 

lightfire

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I realized I haven't had pizza in a long time so I basically went against everyone's advice and ordered from Dominoes (brand that I haven't tried in years).

It was okay. Would rate 7/10

Plus points for the freshness factor, but redacted some points because the dough was a bit raw. I didn't really mind it though.

Pizza hut flavor remains the best, but damn they need to stop soaking their pizzas in oil.
 

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Little Caesar's claim is that they're "hot and ready". Now, I can't deny that their pizza is both hot and ready, but it doesn't really have any merits beyond that. 4/10

I just watched a class presentation where one requirement was that every slide have a picture. The kid before me put a wall of text on climate change and stuck a tiny frowny face in the corner to meet the requirement. Respect for flouting the spirit of the rules and real-life munchkinry. 9/10


This game is surprisingly fun, but I generally prefer things that require speedier fingers. Eh... 6/10?
 

Rook

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Moon (Terra)

Barren, uninteresting asteroid. Aesthetically sub-par, except when viewed from Terra. No permanent forms of life, though occasional primate migrations do occur. As there is nothing of practical use on this moon, these migrations continue to baffle researchers.


4.53/11
 

Perfectly Normal Beast

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@cog i see what you did there hehe thanks * adorns self with shiny baubles *

@pizza well i am a thing that you have encountered so i couldn't possibly object

@bobday you won't see this message of course but i am so honoured to have been a part of your long journey to become obliviously content. i hope your penguin mentors will imbue you with much will to carry on being minty fresh and existing. peace

@lightmyfire & catgoddess omg i hadn't even realised this thread could be used as an excuse to eat pizza
 

Pizzabeak

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thought box
the technological society has finally created a product which can block out the dystopic hellscape it has delivered which increasingly evidently has driven us all mad and from which escape seems impossible

blurring the distinction between ever more specialised consumption as a means to supposedly enrich life and satirical commentary on the monstrosity of life defined by consumption, the thought box promises the user a space safe for introspection without intrusion from corporate and political messages or distraction by the plethora of products and carefree entertainments displayed everywhere on screens and in the places where we live and work
I don't like this idea, since it just attempts to redefine artificiality and what's real. It's not like technology is ever just a metaphor for the human condition anyway. Someone's head is like a TV, where they think they can escape to to just see generated imagery and drone away to where it takes their mind. It'd just be an extra thing that exists now, so there's some reason people should and could be skeptical about it, if anything, rather than just wholesomely follow it blindly, under the illusion they thought it all through, and understand it via intuition usage, when it's really just a limited comprehension of the idea of something and its practicality, not at all innovative to the person's being, and just a surface level understanding of life's possibilities.

i fear however that by shutting out these sources of constant distraction the hapless consumer will be forced to confront the crumbling narratives of civilisation and examine the discordance between the models of consumption which underpin the modern world and the habitability of the planet, between increasing material wealth and worsening mental health, between what human beings actually need and what the society has manifested and that a reality more horrifying than the one from which they sought refuge will be revealed to them. perhaps it would feel safer to stay at the circus than to stare down impending annihilation

i concede that it is potentially useful for less existential situations where one is forced to sit awkwardly among unpleasant strangers for extended periods of time such as at airport lounges and family gatherings. alone at last indeed!
They want there to just be some box you could plug into whenever you need artificial pumping of empathy, perhaps after a long day's work when you get home, you just go into the box and experience stimuli that causes your brain to release more dopamine and related NTs, to make you feel more empa/sympathetic. It's a critique on spacetime perception itself, evidently suggesting the need for medicine or qucik pick me ups like caffeine content in coffee. I think we need more entertainment boxes by now which could include PCs or gaming consoles, to provide that fix or quick VR like vision or movie-video that induces lessons in people like dreams except during any other time besides sleep wherein it increases that person's value and self worth as a human being.
 

lightfire

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Anyone have any good coffee brand reviews? I ran out and need to buy/order some.

I usually drink medium roast.
 
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i recently discovered that people in the US don't use kettles...

actual kettles not those stovetop abominations using FIRE like some sort of caveman

as a result, i will now review my kettle in all its electric, convenient glory

pros:
  • it makes the water hot
  • turns on with the flick of a switch
  • increases carbon emissions (never be cold again with this one simple trick!)
  • has a blue light
  • made of glass so you can watch the water while it boils. surprisingly entertaining
  • doesn't need to go on a stovetop
cons
  • takes an amount of effort to put water in it and press a button
  • doesn't fix crippling personality flaws
  • have to lift it up and pour the water out
overall i rate my kettle,

betterthanamericanstovetopbullshit/10
 

lightfire

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I USE A KETTLE TOO. But also stove top.

I can't see the water boil though, would be fun to see it boil when I'm up in the morning and my brain is not working.
 
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it's the highlight of my day

the bubbles are all like bbllbblbburbrblbebrlrbrbelbrlbanlrbblebeble
 

CatGoddess

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I have to play this march:
It is kind of boring, and sounds more like a parade march than the military march I was hoping for. It would've been nice to play something more exciting and challenging... It's very repetitive and I'm not a fan of all the cymballin' (on the court? Sorry not sorry). This is probably for the most part because I actually have to play the piece, but 4/10. -_-

I would much rather play... this:
Meme/10.

While I'm at the rating and ranting game, though, goddammit EA. Command and Conquer was a good game... Plants vs Zombies was a great way to waste my time during my elementary school years (as if anything I did then could've been a good use of time anyways...) I liked building creatures in Spore, too, although I will admit that from an objective standpoint the game was a bit... lacking. But... why are they making progressively worse and worse games and... like... taking over other companies' games only to mess them up?! This is hardly an original topic of rant, but whatever. Have an equally unoriginal meme: https://www.memecenter.com/fun/7200386/at-that-moment-we-were-all-darth-sidious

I can give 5/10 right now, but that rating might be dropppppppp-p-ping...
 

Cognisant

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it's the highlight of my day

the bubbles are all like bbllbblbburbrblbebrlrbrbelbrlbanlrbblebeble
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Glass kettles are the best, I like that I can fit my hand in the top of this one which actually makes it possible to scrub the inside.
 

QuickTwist

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Review on life:

It's pretty good, but it could be better.

I think the biggest thing about life is that it is there for everyone to enjoy or disregard. The choice is always your to make which makes for the best possible outcome some of the itme. I thing the overall quality of this product is hit or miss, but mostly miss. I'd like to thank president linkin for abolishing slavery once and for all. I'd also like the thank Arnold Schwartenager for being an outstanding individual who is a treasure to us all. Thank you.
 

Creeping Death

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My friends asshole sadist cat, Po.
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I'd give him a solid 8/10 (for being a cat!)
He don't give a shit. Ever come home and your roomate/family/spouse just went next level savage and fucked shit up, and they act like you're the one being a dick for showing the slightest amount of frustration over it. That is Po.
 

QuickTwist

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i recently discovered that people in the US don't use kettles...

actual kettles not those stovetop abominations using FIRE like some sort of caveman

as a result, i will now review my kettle in all its electric, convenient glory

pros:
  • it makes the water hot
  • turns on with the flick of a switch
  • increases carbon emissions (never be cold again with this one simple trick!)
  • has a blue light
  • made of glass so you can watch the water while it boils. surprisingly entertaining
  • doesn't need to go on a stovetop
cons
  • takes an amount of effort to put water in it and press a button
  • doesn't fix crippling personality flaws
  • have to lift it up and pour the water out
overall i rate my kettle,

betterthanamericanstovetopbullshit/10
I'm an American and I have one of these. It's better than yours.
 
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