Damn this no-pics-in-reply thing. I think VW in the late 90s-early 2000s really had it nailed. Very little, before or since, can come close to the damn-near-perfection they'd achieved. Outside of VW, there was so much optimism. Not the 50s-BS optimism like nuclear-powered cars, flying shit, or extremely gaudy… » 8/19/14 12:46pm Tuesday 12:46pm

It's funny how events like this can allow for people to have real conversations about things, isn't it? A friend of mine once quoted a comedian, saying "depression is just feeling bad with more commitment." I almost wish he knew how wrong he was, but I wouldn't wish that firsthand knowledge on anyone outside of the… » 8/12/14 11:42pm 8/12/14 11:42pm

Fuck, man. This right here is why I love Oppo, and Metafilter, and have for a long time and always come back. And encourage others to come in and stay a while. Even though we're just pixels to everyone else. It really can make a difference. I've fought The Darkness as long as my memory goes. People are capable of… » 8/11/14 9:03pm 8/11/14 9:03pm