Re: Rumblr

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I'll be amazed if this gets approved for the app store. Anyway, before we took the lead out of Christmas gasoline, you could just go to a bar and find a good fight.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 7:44 AM
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If it does start up (which...) I wonder how many accounts will be ones people have made for other people they know. I'm guessing a decent percentage.


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 7:53 AM
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If it's like Tindr, it will work better if I use the picture of somebody else anyway.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 8:21 AM
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Among the terrible terrible comments this made me laugh, "like I need this to get someone to want to hit me."


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 8:40 AM
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Go for it!


Posted by: DopeHood | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:03 AM
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some dude wanted to fight me at a bar on Halloween. I was pretty drunk so I don't know what set him off. One of his friends pulled him away from me. Bar fights are super infrequent now, but every so often you will see some aggressive posing.


Posted by: lemmy caution | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:06 AM
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I'm mostly in old-people/graduate student bars. I've not seen a fight in over a decade.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:10 AM
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Also, I pretty much always stay home on the amateur drinking holidays.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:11 AM
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Bar fights are super infrequent now,
I blame the decline of the lead content of drinks.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:15 AM
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Would suck if you ended up fighting a bot


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:18 AM
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Especially if you were just using Flickr.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:21 AM
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Let's sign derauqsd up without his knowledge!


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:36 AM
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One-on-one fight set ups by app feels fussy, unnecessary and contrary to the spontaneous spirit of true bar fighting. BUT if you could use this thing to set up large scale battle royales that would be amazing. Cathartic joyous brawling for all!


Posted by: Roberto Tigre | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:40 AM
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I guess that should be "battles royale."


Posted by: Roberto Tigre | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:43 AM
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FYI

You can even filter to show only girl fights or gang fights.

Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:47 AM
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Can you apply both of those filters at once? Asking for a friend.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:52 AM
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10: Right now somebody is downloading a bunch of YouTube videos as training data.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 9:59 AM
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14, 15: I suggest we arrange just such a polygonal confrontation, à la the fight in Anchorman, among the personnel of our least favorite online publications. Could Slate win out over National Review's frank derangement? Would Vox update and link Gawker into submission? Will Grantland's ghost plod around footnoting everything in hashtags?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 11:12 AM
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18: Can Salon muscle in on Slate's territory?


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 11:19 AM
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19: Salon is still around?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 11:31 AM
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19 -- This time, a jacket WILL be required.


Posted by: Roberto Tigre | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 11:33 AM
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Will everybody's favorite internet feminist survive Slate-ification?


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 11:35 AM
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22: What's important is that Yoffe isn't doing it anymore.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 11:41 AM
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23 was me.


Posted by: real ffeJ annaH | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 11:41 AM
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"Tinder" is not spelled without the E.


Posted by: Mr. F | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 2:49 PM
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Look who knows so much.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 2:53 PM
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Two and a half weeks ago, there was a contract dispute at work and we all were told abruptly to go home. Multiple times, our supervisors assured us that everyone would remain employed. While there would probably be a "bridging contract" which would probably not have room for everyone, they'd find something for other people to do. We had to use about three days of our saved-up paid leave, or take unpaid leave if we didn't have it, but they did in fact give us over a week of paid leave for free, with a tiny bit of work from home involved. (I got the assignment Tuesday, it was due Thursday, I estimate it took me six hours to complete.) Then, they got a bridging contract, which was nice. They did not, however, find work for everyone to do. After over a week of a free vacation, they're now furloughed without warning. I'm one of the lucky people at work.

Thursday morning my wife fell off her bike and broke a wrist and an elbow. Emergency room trip. Friday I got the call with the news that there was a bridging contract and I was one of the people who'd be going back to work. This morning we went to the hospital and got a specialist to see her and got a smaller cast. This afternoon it took me more than two hours to get into my computer at work today, due only partly due to the contract problems.

My aunt was visiting this weekend anyway, to meet the baby, and wound up helping out a lot more than planned. My wife's family will be coming for the next few weeks to help out> We're lucky they can do that and lucky we have good daycare, but I've been pretty tired anyway.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 3:13 PM
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I have always wondered how I would do in a fight! I'm terribly out of shape but I'm very angry!


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 3:16 PM
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28 to 27.

Hope her arm heals soon and your job sticks.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 3:23 PM
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Also, I had a cold. Also, I finished that teleworking assignment around midnight Thursday, because I put most of the work off until the last minute. But it seems less legitimate to complain about that stuff.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 4:51 PM
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30 was me. 29: thanks.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 4:52 PM
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28: fire me irl, brah.

Could we get a legal update on this? Two people who agree to fight can still be arrested for varieties of assault, right?


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 5:42 PM
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Fite. I mean fite goddammit.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 5:42 PM
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I guess that should be "battles royale."

Battles royales, no?


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 6:58 PM
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arrested for varieties of assault, right

"Mutual combat" is a plausible defense. The availability of that defense might vary by jurisdiction, so I wondered about that.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 7:06 PM
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It's also unlike all those other services in that it's a hoax.


Posted by: Micah | Link to this comment | 11- 9-15 7:49 PM
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Trundlr, it's for people who want to walk around the neighborhood slowly.


Posted by: bjk | Link to this comment | 11-10-15 6:44 AM
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Bundlr, for people who want to go to bed with other people but not have sex with them.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11-10-15 6:54 AM
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Nimblr, for hooking up with gymnasts.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-10-15 7:10 AM
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"Mutual combat" is a plausible defense.

Don'tsayitdon'tsayitdon'tsayitdon'tsayitdon'tsayit not if I defenestrate first!


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 11-10-15 7:17 AM
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Stumblr, for people who want their progress to be impeded by inanimate objects.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11-10-15 7:21 AM
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Sticklr. For the deets.


Posted by: bjk | Link to this comment | 11-10-15 7:53 AM
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35: The other thing you can get hauled off for is disorderly conduct, which is pretty tough to defend against on public fistfights.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 11-10-15 7:58 AM
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PinkPanthr, for people who want a surprise version of Rumblr.


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 11-10-15 8:00 AM
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The other thing you can get hauled off for is disorderly conduct, which is pretty tough to defend against on public fistfights.

I put it to you, Officer Swift, that any mass fistfight organised in advance using an iphone app is, ipso facto, not disorderly. (clears throat, adjusts wig, looks meaningfully over spectacles)


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 11-16-15 7:09 AM
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