Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 11 : Dress Code Enforcers Might Admire the Eagerness to Report People for Cursing in Your Online Lobby

Dress codes are pretty banal things. Just telling people what to wear. But the reasons for having a dress code, and what to do when somebody defies it, that’s not so banal. And yet, it is banal. Just wanting people to do the thing you told them to. You know that flashy clothes aren’t necessarilyContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 11 : Dress Code Enforcers Might Admire the Eagerness to Report People for Cursing in Your Online Lobby”

Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 10 : Controversial Scientists have the Humble Audacity of Tier Lists (a maddeningly hopeful climax)

I took a class called “Scientific Issues” back when I was in college. It was a philosophy course, I guess. It was pretty engaging. There was some weird logic stuff about “ravenswans”. Debates about “direct observations” with microscopes or glasses. And some general talk about people getting bad vibes from heliocentrism. Perhaps if we hadContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 10 : Controversial Scientists have the Humble Audacity of Tier Lists (a maddeningly hopeful climax)”

Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 4 : Major Adult Freakouts are like Showing Off Before Losing in a Collectible Card Game

There doesn’t seem to be any way to actually criticize the most insufferable public behavior committed by adults. Nor a way to try and prevent the most difficult situations in the workplace, which lead to somebody getting fired. Perhaps most unfortunately, plenty of people throw their lives away in an abject fit of violence. ThoughContinue reading “Spicy Gamer Vibes and the Banality of Karen – Level 4 : Major Adult Freakouts are like Showing Off Before Losing in a Collectible Card Game”

Inner Beauty Parry 12/21/21 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Unstoppable Heart of Vengeance

You know about Rudolph the Red-Noised Reindeer, don’t you? It’s an absolutely classic little nugget of popular culture. A cute and epic little song that works as a sequel to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, the classic poem. It got a famous TV adaptation, and quite a few more non-famous ones. Lately the song isContinue reading “Inner Beauty Parry 12/21/21 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Unstoppable Heart of Vengeance”