Kink On Tap
Episode 52
Wiki "Less Stupid, More Awesome"

Host(s): Maymay, Emma

Guest(s): Driftglass

Recorded: August 1, 2010

Published: August 6, 2010

Duration: 1:53:49

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  • "First of all, a robust and powerful investigative media is necessary to a democracy. And secondly, citizens have to take responsibility for knowing shit and getting angry about shit and then taking action about it."
  • "You change the context, you change the message. And if you decontextualize, you change the message. That's what jumping through all these hoops in one's brain in order to justify the cannot-be-wrongness of the bible [or anything] is. It's a rejection of skepticism, and it's dangerous; it's dangerous to democracy and it's dangerous to your freedom."

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Chat room quotes Edit

  • Several commentators say Jesus catching Peter fishing naked and confessing to Jesus "I am a sinful man" is about homosexuality. BlueGal @ 00:13:59 UTC
  • What is FASCINATING about that is, Peter is warning Jesus NOT to pick him as a disciple. And Jesus does ANYWAY. BlueGal @ 00:15:09 UTC
  • Yeah Jesus ate breakfast on a beach with a bunch of guys. I don't think he cared about the gay thing. BlueGal @ 00:15:55 UTC
  • It's amusing how everyone who is comforted by a belief is crushed together with the extremists by supposed rational thinkers. Ravensward @ 00:25:31 UTC
  • A lot of the fed reserve people are from the Chicago school of economics…Milton Friedman disciples. fittoobetied @ 00:34:32 UTC
  • helio_girl- It's just tiresome how willing some people are to attack things in the name of something-or-other, without really examining what it is they're attacking. We live in a big, wide colorful world with room for more than one belief, philosophy and lifestyle. Ravensward @ 00:37:39 UTC
  • There needs to be a distinction between morality and moralism. Iamcuriousblue @ 00:40:57 UTC
  • Economics barely fit into an economic system and hence intersextionality. oliverhyde @ 00:43:38 UTC
  • And thus the slave trade becomes re-invented; with high ranking people getting paid to keep the petty-offending prisoners flowing into the workshops. Ravensward @ 01:08:11 UTC
  • Star Trek Definitely product of the Cold War. Iamcuriousblue @ 01:17:05 UTC
  • A society where anyone can be accused of something, if the need arises, is far easier to run. Ravensward @ 01:25:24 UTC
  • I confront anti-porn people on questions of fact all the time, and am either ignored or called a liar. Iamcuriousblue @ 01:37:48 UTC
  • Admitting you were wrong is such a source of power, though. It is always so funny to me that people don't say, "oops" more often. Tengrain @ 01:41:00 UTC
  • That's not sex, that's fucking. Tengrain @ 01:50:17 UTC
  • "This does not mean giving up any freedom except the freedom to act irresponsibly." Gotta love Klaatu and his race of killer robots who act as the moral authority, destroying anything that deviates from their pattern of good behavior. Ravensward @ 01:58:07 UTC
  • "My brain is my second favorite organ." Tengrain @ 02:00:02 UTC
  • Firefly was pretty progressive in the way it presented sex workers. Something Whedon took some flack for, btw. Iamcuriousblue @ 02:02:43 UTC

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