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#14466503 CAGcast #717: A True Online Adventure

Posted by gaypunk on 04 March 2022 - 04:11 AM

Bandcamp's streaming product and tech is a little better than y'all gave them credit for. They offer a streaming app that let's you stream from your purchased library, which works well.


It will never happen, but I can dream about what integration could be like. I would love to be able to have my purchases inform say, a car radio in Fortnite. This was my favorite Forza feature back when it worked with whatver the hell Microsoft's Music Streaming product was. 


After the Amazon \ Comixology debacle last month, little to no hope for intergrations going well. 

#14433111 CAGcast #702: Perfectly Paired

Posted by gaypunk on 01 November 2021 - 09:05 PM

I don't want to  "silence people" I have explicitly said I take free speech seriously and do not advocate for de-platforming. It sounds like you disagree with the basic sociological premise that rhetoric can have direct impact on behavior. Thinking someone's rhetoric is ill advised and may have consequences is not the same thing as removing their ability to speak. The free market is dictating who has a platform here, and Netflix backed up the talent. So, is it not you arguing to silence people who are using their constitutional rights of free speech in a peaceful manor? 


 What I have gathered from what you have said is that I should I have a thicker skin because peoples feelings can't hurt me,  but if I do feel bad, I deserve it a little because some trans people want to play sports and use the restroom that aligns with their gender, so perhaps I should use the restroom of the gender that I was assigned at birth, which puts me at direct risk of a violent confrontation, but in the off chance such violence occurs, it would of occurred anyway and is no way Dave Chapelle's fault.  Ok? Yeah, I guess I don't completely disagree? I shared my hesitancy to place myself in woman's only spaces, and if no gender neutral restroom is available, I wait until I have hopes of having no encounters with men in a restroom. It's scary, confrontations happen, I assure you it's not safe. If I was not a large bodied person, I would not do it. I have the benefit of being old (40+) and a little intimidating, and it is still a bit frightening. I can not recommend it.  0 Stars. 


My basic premise was anti-trans rhetoric does lead to more anti-trans behavior. You can disagree with that premise, and I suppose disagree that political rhetoric can lead to violence as well. Except, you hint that you do agree with that, because you bring BLM (who largely led non-violent protests yet you blame for arson and vandalism that occurred in tandem) into it, but again, this is all a multi-way street is it not? I am not wading into that right now, I support non violent protest across the political spectrum, I don't love property damage, BLM has accounted for their finances. Why are we talking about BLM? Is it because certain corners of the political spectrum lumps these things together as some sort assault on their idea of the American Ideal?  


I assume, perhaps unfairly, that you think systemic racism is a big lie. That's fine. I don't need the media to tell me anything about it. I grew up in the 80's in East L.A., I am Mexican American. The media wasn't exactly nice to my community. Growing up I saw my father, who had no chance passing for White, suffer from police brutality on two occasions, and treated like shit countless times. I would say that got a little better as he got older, sure, L.A. had a bit of reckoning with such things, but I am going to go ahead and trust my eyes and heart on that one. 


To be clear, when I said the court, on trans issues, I am referring to things like equal protection, protection from discrimination, unfair firing, Id laws, bathroom laws. Etc. I think that was fair in the context of what we were actually talking about. But to think politics and the judicial system are divorced from each other is silly. The entire ground game of American politics is packing the courts with ideologs, and that leans conservative.  


Finally, you seem to also take issue with the basic premise that Trans people encounter more violence. I have never seen a study that says otherwise. But you have, perhaps, because you say it's rare.  Again, I have to trust my lived experience. Again, I am lucky, I'm a big person, and I still have to be on guard. 


Finally, I am indeed a Westerner. I'm an American. I am ever so amused when people take a shot at Americans doing what makes America a great country, fighting for their increased safety and comfort, excessing their rights, making their voices count in the public space and the ballot box. Americans have a right to do advocate for their communities. It's a bad faith argument to say, hey, you have it better than they do in X country, be happy with what you got. Hey, I'm American, it's in my DNA to want MORE. 


If I have to be happy that I don't automatically get killed for being queer can I be sad I don't have socialized medicine? 


Best to you and yours. 














Anyone who would physically attack someone because of who they are is a bad person and bad people don’t need permission to do bad things. Bad people do bad things all the time because they are bad people. This is just another example of trying to justify being able to silence people who say things you don’t agree with.


The reason there is less compassion is because some of these groups are negatively impacting the lives of others. High school girls have lost athletic scholarships because they can’t compete against trans women in sports. Some girls don’t feel comfortable with trans women(biology men) in women bathrooms and showers yet schools will allow this. This bothers some women because it’s the school literally telling them that they value the feelings of trans women over their own. Many people’s lives were impacted due to the nearly a billion dollars of property damage during all the BLM protest/riots. People aren’t going to be compassionate towards people who are negatively impacting their life.


Daily life has its challenges for everyone, but I think it’s important to remember how great your life is compared to others. I feel like people forget that and think that things like there not being a lot of gay actors in lead roles in Hollywood is the worst thing ever meanwhile in some middle eastern countries being gay will get you thrown in jail and in some cases killed. Things aren’t perfect but it always amuses me when hear westerns complain about how hard their life is when there are so many people in the world who are truly suffering.


The media wants you to believe that, but no judge will throw you in jail just because of your skin color or sexual orientation. Physical violence hate crimes are rare and while “hate speech” is more common you get to decide if words bother you. If you don’t care about how people especially strangers think about you than someone online or on the street calling you a bad word shouldn’t bother you.

#14432837 CAGcast #702: Perfectly Paired

Posted by gaypunk on 31 October 2021 - 09:49 PM

Yeah, you are entitled to your opinion. When the temperature rises on these issues there are day to day real life consequences. People behave differently if they feel they have permission to do so, and that means less day to day compassion. If you don’t completely pass, daily life has its challenges. I appreciate the reassurances that other people’s opinions don’t matter. In the courts and the streets though, they kinda do. I’ll leave it there, good chatting with you.

#14383850 [EXPIRED] Target: 1TB Expansion Card for Xbox Series X/S ($198 after Tar...

Posted by gaypunk on 12 March 2021 - 09:58 AM

I own one and I am positive I will eventually want more. These should be plug and play though, so I don't see the problem with swapping them out. I imagine I will eventually organize my next-gen game library this way. Beats copying back and forth from a usb 3.0. 


The price is high but perhaps more importantly, the Xbox has only one expansion slot. When the inevitable 2 TB card comes out, it will be a sad day for those that plunked down the big bucks for this one and still want more space.

#14261665 CAGcast #621: Wombat Will Be on the Blank Check Podcast

Posted by gaypunk on 04 February 2020 - 04:45 PM

Eh. Polite counterpoint. 


If Wombat ever takes any sort of moral high ground it's clearly in jest and acts as a counter to when Cheapy has either accidentally said something on the border of good taste, or is about to. It's half-serious at best but necessary for balance.  It's a part of the dynamic that makes the show work, for both the types of folks that use a term like "virtue-signaling" as a pejorative, and people like me. Also a long-time show dynamic, both of them playfully poking each-other about the digital vs. Real life nature of their friendship. What one could call victim hood, some of us see someone being  honest, vulnerable, and authentic. I relate to depressed Wombat  just as much as I relate to Ship's Excel files and target runs. I don't relate to Cheapy, but I appreciate Cheapy. 

#teamwombat #prettymuchunasked 


PS. This is not show feedback, my run-on sentences allways suck on-air. 

#13878436 CAGcast #523: Loot Boxed Heroes

Posted by gaypunk on 16 November 2017 - 05:18 PM

Glad Wombat enjoyed the game, made my day. I should of gifted Castles to Cheapy & Ship as well, but I figured Wombat would actually try a 1.00 game.


Full disclosure, I was getting my Xbox Insider Quest done.  I was originally going to send the D&D game to all 3 of you, Sword Coasts Legends, it was on sale for 5$, but that game is terrible. 


Castles was hard, I played it for hours to get past the second Helicopter boss. All in all, pretty fun for a cheap ass game.

#13234549 GameStop Online Clearance

Posted by gaypunk on 04 March 2016 - 05:16 PM

I got to this thread late, but was still able to reserve a Wii Keyboard for pickup. 3$ is a great price for a midi controller. I wish my local stores actually put this stuff on the floor, it's almost always in the stockroom. 

#11813583 RetroN 5 $129.99 with free shipping @ ThinkGeek - The RetroN 5 deals thread

Posted by gaypunk on 04 June 2014 - 03:40 PM

My pre-order is super duper early, black, and no signs of an e-mail. I am kicking myself for choosing darkness.  



So there is a chance I'll still get one of the first black ones as no one else has got a date on them and my preorder is early

#11709526 RetroN 5 $129.99 with free shipping @ ThinkGeek - The RetroN 5 deals thread

Posted by gaypunk on 23 April 2014 - 05:51 PM

I just don't get the constant shade to Hyperkin. It's real, some of us have seen it in person, even had their hands on it. Few of us have given money for it, and if you did, you should of considered placing a pre-order that didn't take your money yet. They are a company with an unreleased product, if long delays offend you, then you should take your money somewhere else. But, being so offended by product delays that you have to spout off and off about it like there is nothing better to do? It's a bit childish. Yeah, we all wish we were playing now, but it's just not a big deal. Especially for a novelty product that at best, is a shelf-space-saver for the retro collector that needs to test new acquisitions, or get their fix. 

#10952365 CAGcast #333: So Long and Thanks for all the Fish, Phil

Posted by gaypunk on 01 August 2013 - 05:59 PM

Seriously? You don't know what Heteronormativity \ Heteronormalcy means? You know what it means. It means the assumption of heterosexuality, or heterosexuality being the only sexuality represented. 


Different, but not that different than being a person of color, and being annoyed when you are never represented, or only represented as a criminal in games. Or being a woman and struggling to find a game where you are the lead.


Saints Row in the past though, has given you some options. I would take aim at a game like Lollipop Chainsaw. Giant pos that was. 


I was scared we were getting into rough territory again, haha, but you guys handled yourself ok. As long as Cheepy doesn't do his Mexican accent, I'm usually ok. Ugh.

Love you guys though, you ignorant douche bags. (Said with love)