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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27855 on: January 23, 2018, 08:16:12 PM »
Writer Ursula LeGuin has died. Rest in peace.
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« Reply #27856 on: January 23, 2018, 08:27:40 PM »
Writer Ursula LeGuin has died. Rest in peace.

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« Reply #27857 on: January 23, 2018, 08:49:21 PM »
Writer Ursula LeGuin has died. Rest in peace.

Wow. I'm stunned.


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« Reply #27858 on: January 23, 2018, 10:20:46 PM »
Naomi Parker Fraley died.



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« Reply #27859 on: January 23, 2018, 10:21:30 PM »
Lord have mercy. Rest in peace.
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« Reply #27860 on: January 24, 2018, 01:32:25 AM »
Gosh, what a waste of a high magnitude earthquake last night was.

I felt it well enough but was sufficiently safe from any potential tsunamis where I was at. Spent a few hours monitoring the situation but nothing ended up happening. Not that I wanted anyone or their property to be at the mercy of a tsunami but surely we could have gotten more than a foot or two of water displacement. Had we not be forewarned by the earthquake, no one would have noticed a thing.

How boring.
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« Reply #27861 on: January 24, 2018, 10:15:27 AM »
*In Russia*

In Soviet Russia Christmas celebrates you.
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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« Reply #27862 on: January 24, 2018, 10:18:35 AM »
Gosh, what a waste of a high magnitude earthquake last night was.

I felt it well enough but was sufficiently safe from any potential tsunamis where I was at. Spent a few hours monitoring the situation but nothing ended up happening. Not that I wanted anyone or their property to be at the mercy of a tsunami but surely we could have gotten more than a foot or two of water displacement. Had we not be forewarned by the earthquake, no one would have noticed a thing.

How boring.

Yep, same here.
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« Reply #27863 on: January 24, 2018, 10:19:07 AM »
*In Russia*

In Soviet Russia Christmas celebrates you.

I was going to make a joke like that lol.
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« Reply #27864 on: January 25, 2018, 10:14:50 AM »
I have a house full of sick kids and it's so quiet, it's weird.   ??? ;D
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« Reply #27865 on: January 25, 2018, 12:48:15 PM »
Aww. Get well soon.
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« Reply #27866 on: January 25, 2018, 02:08:57 PM »
Thanks!   :D  They're working on it, I think.
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« Reply #27867 on: January 26, 2018, 03:55:49 AM »
I sometimes wonder if the Hebrew Scriptures are completely ironic. God gives the Hebrews the god they really want: violent, autocratic, self-involved, in order to show them that that's exactly not what they should want.

Or maybe Kierkegaard was right in spilling a lot of ink exploring Abraham's faith...
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« Reply #27868 on: January 26, 2018, 10:01:13 PM »
I sometimes wonder if the Hebrew Scriptures are completely ironic. God gives the Hebrews the god they really want: violent, autocratic, self-involved, in order to show them that that's exactly not what they should want.

Or maybe Kierkegaard was right in spilling a lot of ink exploring Abraham's faith...

I guess it depends on which incidents of violence we're talking about. The Binding of Isaac is hard to deal with, yeah, I don't deny that. But I think a lot of the violence in the OT isn't analyzed very well.

Autocracy and self-involvement don't necessarily conflict with the love or mercy of God and I would argue are kind of necessary corollaries of the fact that, unlike us, He really is all that and a bag of chips.

I suppose we can start a new thread if you want to talk more about this. Or you can PM me.
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« Reply #27869 on: January 26, 2018, 10:16:07 PM »
I sometimes wonder if the Hebrew Scriptures are completely ironic. God gives the Hebrews the god they really want: violent, autocratic, self-involved, in order to show them that that's exactly not what they should want.

Or maybe Kierkegaard was right in spilling a lot of ink exploring Abraham's faith...

I guess it depends on which incidents of violence we're talking about. The Binding of Isaac is hard to deal with, yeah, I don't deny that. But I think a lot of the violence in the OT isn't analyzed very well.

Autocracy and self-involvement don't necessarily conflict with the love or mercy of God and I would argue are kind of necessary corollaries of the fact that, unlike us, He really is all that and a bag of chips.

I suppose we can start a new thread if you want to talk more about this. Or you can PM me.

So, I'm so conditioned, I thought you mean the game for a minute, which is indeed hard to deal with.   :-X
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« Reply #27870 on: January 26, 2018, 10:24:05 PM »
I sometimes wonder if the Hebrew Scriptures are completely ironic. God gives the Hebrews the god they really want: violent, autocratic, self-involved, in order to show them that that's exactly not what they should want.

Or maybe Kierkegaard was right in spilling a lot of ink exploring Abraham's faith...

I guess it depends on which incidents of violence we're talking about. The Binding of Isaac is hard to deal with, yeah, I don't deny that. But I think a lot of the violence in the OT isn't analyzed very well.

Autocracy and self-involvement don't necessarily conflict with the love or mercy of God and I would argue are kind of necessary corollaries of the fact that, unlike us, He really is all that and a bag of chips.

I suppose we can start a new thread if you want to talk more about this. Or you can PM me.

So, I'm so conditioned, I thought you mean the game for a minute, which is indeed hard to deal with.   :-X

Yeah, I always think of that every time I use or hear the term lol.

Haven't played the game, but just from watching it on youtube, I feel like the Explosm-lookalike art style kind of clashes with the gravity of its themes. It is pretty cool that someone decided to bring back the style of old school Zelda dungeons, though.
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« Reply #27871 on: January 26, 2018, 10:53:08 PM »
I guess it depends on which incidents of violence we're talking about. The Binding of Isaac is hard to deal with, yeah, I don't deny that. But I think a lot of the violence in the OT isn't analyzed very well.

Autocracy and self-involvement don't necessarily conflict with the love or mercy of God and I would argue are kind of necessary corollaries of the fact that, unlike us, He really is all that and a bag of chips.

I suppose we can start a new thread if you want to talk more about this. Or you can PM me.

So, I'm so conditioned, I thought you meant the game for a minute, which is indeed hard to deal with.   :-X

Yeah, I always think of that every time I use or hear the term lol.

Haven't played the game, but just from watching it on youtube, I feel like the Explosm-lookalike art style kind of clashes with the gravity of its themes. It is pretty cool that someone decided to bring back the style of old school Zelda dungeons, though.

I see it in passing; it's one of those that is pretty off-putting to me for some reason.  Beyond that, I know very little.   :D
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« Reply #27872 on: January 26, 2018, 11:14:54 PM »
I guess it depends on which incidents of violence we're talking about. The Binding of Isaac is hard to deal with, yeah, I don't deny that. But I think a lot of the violence in the OT isn't analyzed very well.

Autocracy and self-involvement don't necessarily conflict with the love or mercy of God and I would argue are kind of necessary corollaries of the fact that, unlike us, He really is all that and a bag of chips.

I suppose we can start a new thread if you want to talk more about this. Or you can PM me.

So, I'm so conditioned, I thought you meant the game for a minute, which is indeed hard to deal with.   :-X

Yeah, I always think of that every time I use or hear the term lol.

Haven't played the game, but just from watching it on youtube, I feel like the Explosm-lookalike art style kind of clashes with the gravity of its themes. It is pretty cool that someone decided to bring back the style of old school Zelda dungeons, though.

I see it in passing; it's one of those that is pretty off-putting to me for some reason.  Beyond that, I know very little.   :D

It's meant to be off-putting as It's one of those Flannery O'Connor-style "crazy backwoods fundamentalist" stories (though made by an atheist who seems to be unsure whether he's really anti-religion or not), specifically about a mother who locks her son in the basement to be attacked by monsters because she thinks a televangelist told her to. I mostly just like it for the interesting monster and game play designs.
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« Reply #27873 on: January 27, 2018, 01:17:08 AM »
So a movie makes 1.3 billion at the box office and it's described by some as a failure and a bomb. Alrighty then.
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« Reply #27874 on: January 27, 2018, 01:27:04 AM »
So a movie makes 1.3 billion at the box office and it's described by some as a failure and a bomb. Alrighty then.

The consequence of insanely inflated production budgets. I'm not sure how much longer Hollywood can go on like this, actually.
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« Reply #27875 on: January 27, 2018, 11:43:01 AM »
I guess it depends on which incidents of violence we're talking about. The Binding of Isaac is hard to deal with, yeah, I don't deny that. But I think a lot of the violence in the OT isn't analyzed very well.

Autocracy and self-involvement don't necessarily conflict with the love or mercy of God and I would argue are kind of necessary corollaries of the fact that, unlike us, He really is all that and a bag of chips.

I suppose we can start a new thread if you want to talk more about this. Or you can PM me.

So, I'm so conditioned, I thought you meant the game for a minute, which is indeed hard to deal with.   :-X

Yeah, I always think of that every time I use or hear the term lol.

Haven't played the game, but just from watching it on youtube, I feel like the Explosm-lookalike art style kind of clashes with the gravity of its themes. It is pretty cool that someone decided to bring back the style of old school Zelda dungeons, though.

I see it in passing; it's one of those that is pretty off-putting to me for some reason.  Beyond that, I know very little.   :D

It's meant to be off-putting as It's one of those Flannery O'Connor-style "crazy backwoods fundamentalist" stories (though made by an atheist who seems to be unsure whether he's really anti-religion or not), specifically about a mother who locks her son in the basement to be attacked by monsters because she thinks a televangelist told her to. I mostly just like it for the interesting monster and game play designs.

That explains some things!  I didn't know about the story line beyond "mommy issues," but I did know the intent was to be unsettling (that doesn't mean I have to like it! :D).  The "for some reason" was just for the seemingly random things that strike me that way.   ;D
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« Reply #27876 on: January 27, 2018, 06:18:11 PM »



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« Reply #27877 on: January 27, 2018, 09:16:41 PM »
I guess it depends on which incidents of violence we're talking about. The Binding of Isaac is hard to deal with, yeah, I don't deny that. But I think a lot of the violence in the OT isn't analyzed very well.

Autocracy and self-involvement don't necessarily conflict with the love or mercy of God and I would argue are kind of necessary corollaries of the fact that, unlike us, He really is all that and a bag of chips.

I suppose we can start a new thread if you want to talk more about this. Or you can PM me.

So, I'm so conditioned, I thought you meant the game for a minute, which is indeed hard to deal with.   :-X

Yeah, I always think of that every time I use or hear the term lol.

Haven't played the game, but just from watching it on youtube, I feel like the Explosm-lookalike art style kind of clashes with the gravity of its themes. It is pretty cool that someone decided to bring back the style of old school Zelda dungeons, though.

I see it in passing; it's one of those that is pretty off-putting to me for some reason.  Beyond that, I know very little.   :D

It's meant to be off-putting as It's one of those Flannery O'Connor-style "crazy backwoods fundamentalist" stories (though made by an atheist who seems to be unsure whether he's really anti-religion or not), specifically about a mother who locks her son in the basement to be attacked by monsters because she thinks a televangelist told her to. I mostly just like it for the interesting monster and game play designs.

That explains some things!  I didn't know about the story line beyond "mommy issues," but I did know the intent was to be unsettling (that doesn't mean I have to like it! :D).  The "for some reason" was just for the seemingly random things that strike me that way.   ;D

Ah, ok.
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« Reply #27878 on: January 27, 2018, 09:26:43 PM »



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« Reply #27879 on: January 28, 2018, 01:34:04 AM »



Mor and me on the weekends.

Be jealous, ladies!!

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« Reply #27880 on: January 28, 2018, 10:03:45 AM »



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Be jealous, ladies!!
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« Reply #27881 on: January 28, 2018, 03:16:52 PM »
Posted this on my FB wall, thought I'd share it here:

I used to be really cynical about the sacrament of Confession before I was baptized, I'd think "What's this going to do, nothings gonna change, etc?". I'd read various platitudes about how the Church is a spiritual hospital and the sacraments as medicine but I didn't believe it until I partook of them.

Now I can't imagine how anyone can be a Christian without the sacraments. I understand how therapeutic they are and in Confession, repentance gives a new beginning. I used to struggle badly with thoughts of despair, that I was beyond God's mercy and forgiveness. I'd sin to the point where I'd become numb to the difference between right and wrong. But the gift of confession always lifts me up, brings joy and peace.

I'm thankful for my parish priest who is a wonderful spiritual father that gives me excellent counsel and helps build me up spiritually.

Thank you Lord for all the gifts you have given
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« Reply #27882 on: January 28, 2018, 03:58:47 PM »
Awesome, thanks for sharing! :)
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« Reply #27883 on: January 28, 2018, 06:25:10 PM »
For those of us on the Gregorian, happy St. Ephraim's Day.
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« Reply #27884 on: January 28, 2018, 08:51:15 PM »
For those of us on the Gregorian, happy St. Ephraim's Day.

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« Reply #27885 on: January 30, 2018, 10:32:26 AM »
I got am email from a Belarusian scammer asking me to pay blackmail money into a bitcoin account, or he would release video of me he captured through the Webcam on my office computer to all of my email contacts. He said it's a splitscreen video showing what was on my screen at the time.

I love these guys who just throw stuff at the wall to see what will stick and on whom it will stick. Even if this wasn't such an obvious scam preying on someone's guilty conscience, I wouldn't pay a blackmailer because the worst you're going to see on my screen is InDesign documents that at least 10,000 people will eventually see anyway and maybe a video of a major key song transposed into minor keys. I'm a sucker for 'em. And my behavior in my office is pretty boring. Typing, clicking and occasionally reading documents. My door is open 90 percent of the time, and I have a giant window without blinds into the rest of the office.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27886 on: January 30, 2018, 04:17:45 PM »
I got am email from a Belarusian scammer asking me to pay blackmail money into a bitcoin account, or he would release video of me he captured through the Webcam on my office computer to all of my email contacts. He said it's a splitscreen video showing what was on my screen at the time.

I love these guys who just throw stuff at the wall to see what will stick and on whom it will stick. Even if this wasn't such an obvious scam preying on someone's guilty conscience, I wouldn't pay a blackmailer because the worst you're going to see on my screen is InDesign documents that at least 10,000 people will eventually see anyway and maybe a video of a major key song transposed into minor keys. I'm a sucker for 'em. And my behavior in my office is pretty boring. Typing, clicking and occasionally reading documents. My door is open 90 percent of the time, and I have a giant window without blinds into the rest of the office.

I received several scam calls yesterday from "Microsoft Support" telling me that my support was about to expire or something.

Oh boy, if only I had a Virtual Machine with Windows on it...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27887 on: January 30, 2018, 04:49:44 PM »
I got am email from a Belarusian scammer asking me to pay blackmail money into a bitcoin account, or he would release video of me he captured through the Webcam on my office computer to all of my email contacts. He said it's a splitscreen video showing what was on my screen at the time.

I love these guys who just throw stuff at the wall to see what will stick and on whom it will stick. Even if this wasn't such an obvious scam preying on someone's guilty conscience, I wouldn't pay a blackmailer because the worst you're going to see on my screen is InDesign documents that at least 10,000 people will eventually see anyway and maybe a video of a major key song transposed into minor keys. I'm a sucker for 'em. And my behavior in my office is pretty boring. Typing, clicking and occasionally reading documents. My door is open 90 percent of the time, and I have a giant window without blinds into the rest of the office.

I received several scam calls yesterday from "Microsoft Support" telling me that my support was about to expire or something.

Oh boy, if only I had a Virtual Machine with Windows on it...

Carrying on an email exchange with a scammer can be entertaining, and the time you take to distract them from the task at hand is time you're saving someone less discerning from their wiles.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27888 on: January 30, 2018, 05:45:33 PM »
During my brief sojourn on OKCupid, I think I got contacted by the same scammer(s) like 5 different times trying to get me to help her transfer her inheritance money from Ghana or something.
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« Reply #27889 on: February 01, 2018, 01:25:20 AM »
Just heard on Twitch that hell isn't a concept that's in the Bible, and they made it up later. Jesus was, like, a really nice dude (if he existed at all, which he probably didn't), so hell isn't something he'd ever believe in. Just in case you guys didn't know? I hadn't known.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27890 on: February 01, 2018, 01:41:10 AM »
What's Twitch?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27891 on: February 01, 2018, 04:44:37 AM »
What's Twitch?

It's like LiveStream, except you have to be playing a video game at all times (outside of certain specific exceptions). Some people don't just talk about the game, of course.
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« Reply #27892 on: February 01, 2018, 06:10:28 AM »
Only realised afterwards that my frustration was not with the ideas but rather something closer to home. Live and learn I guess.

What Volnutt said regarding Twitch. The main exception I see on there is artistic stuff, like you'll see a Bob Ross episode on there sometimes, and I recently started following a guy who seems to do games part of the time and live art like pencil sketching the majority of the time. For a lot of smaller channels the chat is an important part of it, and with that it's like any other group who get together and talk about all sorts of things.
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« Reply #27893 on: February 02, 2018, 01:25:49 AM »
Only realised afterwards that my frustration was not with the ideas but rather something closer to home. Live and learn I guess.

What Volnutt said regarding Twitch. The main exception I see on there is artistic stuff, like you'll see a Bob Ross episode on there sometimes, and I recently started following a guy who seems to do games part of the time and live art like pencil sketching the majority of the time. For a lot of smaller channels the chat is an important part of it, and with that it's like any other group who get together and talk about all sorts of things.

Yeah, a lot of South Korean gamers also like to do a thing called "social eating" where the channel person will have a meal and chat on camera.
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« Reply #27894 on: February 04, 2018, 03:55:26 PM »
So I ordered a pizza from a place that's part of a chain. They have a deal on their website for a pizza that's 9.99 (regularly 11.99). If you click the deal graphic it places it into your cart as a deal, disallowing you from using any other deals/coupons. However, if instead of clicking on the deal graphic you manually add the pizza through the standard 'build your pizza' section it gives you the discount price but doesn't count it as a deal, leaving you free to use another deal or coupon. What do I do?

- If they didn't quality test their website looking for errors that's their problem; have at it!
- This is thievery of the highest order; inform them immediately!
- Who cares? You stumbled on this, it's not like a bunch of people are going to be systematically abusing this
- Send all readers of oc.net a slice of pizza and at least 2 wings


(also... I did the above manually, and the other discount I used was a code for '$5 off any order of $20 or more,' which is a thing they advertised like 1.5 years ago, and which I've been using ever since, and also might not be a deal they are meaning to give customers... ??? )
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27895 on: February 04, 2018, 04:28:42 PM »
WhatsApp really destroys me. I only recently download it and still haven't used to the idea of having several different group messages at the same time. I end up posting wrong jokes in wrong groups which might give people wrong ideas due to lack of context.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27896 on: February 04, 2018, 05:00:14 PM »
WhatsApp really destroys me. I only recently download it and still haven't used to the idea of having several different group messages at the same time. I end up posting wrong jokes in wrong groups which might give people wrong ideas due to lack of context.
Once a workmate from my mother posted a video in their group by accident involving a very ugly prostitute dancing. It might have been a funny accident if the main subject at the group weren't the terminal disease of someone's father.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27897 on: February 04, 2018, 05:41:54 PM »
TIL: Sunflowers are kind of Lovecraftian in a way.

Look at those rows on menacing "teeth" surrounding the gapping dark circular "maw." It's like gazing into the Sarlacc Pit.

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Am I only one who sees it? Add that to the fact that as buds, they're plants that follow a star in the sky. Weird, isn't it?



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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27898 on: February 04, 2018, 07:09:19 PM »
I think you're pretty angry at something, dude.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27899 on: February 04, 2018, 07:23:33 PM »
So I ordered a pizza from a place that's part of a chain. They have a deal on their website for a pizza that's 9.99 (regularly 11.99). If you click the deal graphic it places it into your cart as a deal, disallowing you from using any other deals/coupons. However, if instead of clicking on the deal graphic you manually add the pizza through the standard 'build your pizza' section it gives you the discount price but doesn't count it as a deal, leaving you free to use another deal or coupon. What do I do?

- If they didn't quality test their website looking for errors that's their problem; have at it!
- This is thievery of the highest order; inform them immediately!
- Who cares? You stumbled on this, it's not like a bunch of people are going to be systematically abusing this
- Send all readers of oc.net a slice of pizza and at least 2 wings


(also... I did the above manually, and the other discount I used was a code for '$5 off any order of $20 or more,' which is a thing they advertised like 1.5 years ago, and which I've been using ever since, and also might not be a deal they are meaning to give customers... ??? )
I think I'd only feel bad if it were a local chain.  But if Little Caesar's can profit off of $3 and $5 pizzas, I'm thinking streamlined pizza probably isn't expensive to make.  The crust and sauce are pennies, for sure.
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