Meowzers
This isn't important beyond the fact that if I tried to come up with a punchline about two very different people becoming an item this is what I would come up with. Also, how they met is... weird:

[DcoFgHZWsAEufUl]  I'm just putting it out there in the universe: Dan Stevens and Madeleine Albright.
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wirthling
Do we care that she's 30 and he's officially 46 even though we all know he's really 127 and keeps youthful by drinking teenshakes?
"I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything." - Charles Darwin
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Zuben
Also weird, the novel I am outlining is about Rococo’s Basalisk.
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Infinitus Corsair
This is depressing for me but I guess I shouldn't be surprised that someone who made a Dune-inspired concept album would be prone to this sort of behavior.
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Zuben
Infinitus Corsair wrote:
This is depressing for me but I guess I shouldn't be surprised that someone who made a Dune-inspired concept album would be prone to this sort of behavior.


Dude, I would date Elon Musk. We're talking musk bucks here. 
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Meowzers
wirthling wrote:
Do we care that she's 30 and he's officially 46 even though we all know he's really 127 and keeps youthful by drinking teenshakes?


Well I can't comment, cuz, you know-- *points at entire dating history*
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Meowzers
Zuben wrote:


Dude, I would date Elon Musk. We're talking musk bucks here. 


She just wants to shoot a music video in space.
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Esoteric Allusion
My girlfriend makes ironic, but not really jealous comments about women who look like Grimes to me on a semi-regular basis. This includes our friend who is basically a Grimes doppleganger.

I'm going to point out this story to her. I'll eat my hat if she doesn't make an ironic cmoment about me being devastated. I will report back if I am still alive.
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kgaard
This isn't important, but... it's Roko's Basilisk, right? Or is there like some theoretical AI demon that will decorate things elaborately?
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Jinnistan

kgaard wrote:
This isn't important, but... it's Roko's Basilisk, right? Or is there like some theoretical AI demon that will decorate things elaborately?

I believe that this was Grimes' pun, yes.

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Bigwig
Musk, that fraud.
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kgaard
Jinnistan wrote:

 

I believe that this was Grimes' pun, yes.



Haha, I'm a dope.
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Meowzers
Bigwig wrote:
Musk, that fraud.


If I were going to date an emotionally stunted tech bro who has more money than sense as well as a toxic personality, I would go shallow and date Jack Dorsey, so is-- and this is important-- extremely hot.
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Moses
Absolutely not. None of you assholes is going to make me learn whom Grimes is. I'm already pissed off I know Elon Musk.
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neumdaddy
I have never once heard of Grimes before this news.
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booze
I don't know who Grimes is. While Wikipedia is a click away, I prefer to stay in the dark.
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Meowzers
Guys, Grimes is great. Here's a fun video!



Here's a video that's not so fun, because the song's sad, but so pretty!

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Meowzers
One of my roommates used to shoot her music videos. We've hung out a few times. She's been to my old apartment a lot! I once asked her if I could interview her for something and she texted me back a long reply about how she wanted to but promised herself she wouldn't do any of that stuff until her album was done. It was very sweet! She's a good one.
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Moses
I like how Elon has to let it be known that the much younger, good-looking, accomplished women he wants to date also have something intellectually in common with him. Last year, it was because Amber Heard also read Ayn Rand and George Orwell. Just shut the fuck up, Elon. We get it.
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Esoteric Allusion
Grimes is my favorite contemporary musical artist. My envy of Meow just shot way up.
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Meowzers
Esoteric Allusion wrote:
Grimes is my favorite contemporary musical artist. My envy of Meow just shot way up.


My roommate and her ex did a lot of music videos and commercials but mostly she was an art PA on bigger stuff so she was sort of a worker bee putting scenes together at the helm of someone else. Every once in a while she'd be tapped to do the art direction for something smaller. A lot of it wasn't very good but a few of them have climbed out the LA hipster trash pile I used to inhabit. I got to go to a lot of shows for free and it was mostly underground hip hop which was super fun. I'm also in a few music videos too! I've ended up in a lot of random stuff as "nonthreatening white dude #2" because, well, I'm a nonthreatening white dude who blends in just enough.

My favorite story is when my old roommate was working on a Fiat commercial with Jennifer Lopez as a PA. The crux of the commercial was the fiat landing in front of this beautiful and massive mural somewhere in downtown LA. Her boss, the art director, thought "this is gonna make me stand out!" because it was a great find and everything, but the problem was, they didn't clear the artwork. It began to air and then, guess what? The artist sued because of fucking course if your work is being used in a national commercial you're gonna want money. That's just a huge fuck up.
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Sparkle
First time I've heard of her. I like the song in the first video. She seems interesting.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/grimes-the-triumph-of-a-self-made-oddball-20151105
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Infinitus Corsair
Art Angels gives me lots of feels that I don't share with you jerks. I will be in mourning for weeks. Can we get Janelle Monae to talk to her? Maybe she's doing research for a project.
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Esoteric Allusion
Telsa is getting bad press, so Elon Musk is threatening to create Yelp for journalists. 

I wish he could just chase the blues away fucking Grimes like an ordinary person.
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Moses
Esoteric Allusion wrote:
Telsa is getting bad press, so Elon Musk is threatening to create Yelp for journalists. 

I wish he could just chase the blues away fucking Grimes like an ordinary person.


I believe it's starting to dawn on Elon that most people aren't overly impressed with him, and they think he's a dork.
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wirthling
Nate Silver definitely isn't impressed with him.

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https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/999369190116085761
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Esoteric Allusion
I was a little worried that Grimes apparently being crazy and Elon Musk's general awfulness might negatively impact her work. 2 of the 3 singles released from her new album are absolutely fantastic. So, we can rest easy there. She's still a top tier artist.
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MadMan
Huh when even Nate Silver dunks on you...

Also I finally know who these people are. Musk is a wanker. I have never listened to any of Grimes' music. 
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Esoteric Allusion
Looks like they named their child "X Ae A-12" which reminds me that at one point I thought of Grimes as someone who was very down-to-earth in her interviews.
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neumdaddy
Looks like they named their child "X Ae A-12" which reminds me that at one point I thought of Grimes as someone who was very down-to-earth in her interviews.

I mean, is that even real? Is this a two-way trolljob by Musk?
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wirthling
Obviously (?) a joke. He does make jokes.
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Zuben
Looks like they named their child "X Ae A-12" which reminds me that at one point I thought of Grimes as someone who was very down-to-earth in her interviews.


They didnt name their kid that though.
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Esoteric Allusion
Zuben wrote:


They didnt name their kid that though.
It was reported by a few major outlets, which I reacted to. I assumed it was a Frank Zappa move. If it's a joke that took in a few news orgs, then so be it.
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whic
They named it Dale. 
nothing.
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Moses
whic wrote:
They named it Dale. 


All Dales are pieces of shit.
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Esoteric Allusion
whic wrote:
They named it Dale. 
That's worse.
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Zuben
Love you guys!
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EJ
My uncle's name is Dale and he's the coolest dude in my family.  
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Detrimental
EJ wrote:
My uncle's name is Dale and he's the coolest dude in my family.  


I'm guessing this is because he's never once tried to rob you.
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Putu
“Dale”? Fail!
That's...not what I meant at all.
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EJ
Detrimental wrote:


I'm guessing this is because he's never once tried to rob you.
All those shitheads are on my Mom's side, and they're all dead.

Uncle Dale, my dad's little sister's husband, lived in NYC, moved to a barn he renovated in Woodstock, and he rides a Harley. SHUT UP.
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Moses
EJ wrote:
My uncle's name is Dale and he's the coolest dude in my family.  


If we were family, the coolest dude would be named "Andy". 
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EJ
Andy didn't steal any of my inheritance. But he did steal all my girlfriends.
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Moses
EJ wrote:
Andy didn't steal any of my inheritance. But he did steal all my girlfriends.


We all live a weird life.
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Esoteric Allusion
wirthling wrote:
Obviously (?) a joke. He does make jokes.
News outlets are still running with this as real. Grimes either confirmed it or is continuing with the joke. I'd think at some point the name would have to be legally registered at which point it would confirm if it is a joke or not in order to get resolution on this very important story.
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wirthling
News outlets are still running with this as real. Grimes either confirmed it or is continuing with the joke. I'd think at some point the name would have to be legally registered at which point it would confirm if it is a joke or not in order to get resolution on this very important story.


They are indeed continuing to claim that is actually the baby's name but I am still not convinced.

One thing I was surprised to read was that Musk has five other children already. Doesn't seem like his jet-set lifestyle fits with raising that many kids. The obvious explanation is that the ex is taking care of them. In an interview in which he was asked how he feels about adding another child his answer was "Actually I think it's better being older and having a kid. I appreciate it more. Babies are awesome." Sorry, other Musk children, Elon has new and better children to love now.
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wirthling
Succession needs to add this lot to the roster: https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-family-maye-musk-kimbal-musk-grimes-talulah-riley-2020-5#justine-musk-is-an-author-and-elon-musks-first-wife-9
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Infinitus Corsair
wirthling wrote:


They are indeed continuing to claim that is actually the baby's name but I am still not convinced.

One thing I was surprised to read was that Musk has five other children already. Doesn't seem like his jet-set lifestyle fits with raising that many kids. The obvious explanation is that the ex is taking care of them. In an interview in which he was asked how he feels about adding another child his answer was "Actually I think it's better being older and having a kid. I appreciate it more. Babies are awesome." Sorry, other Musk children, Elon has new and better children to love now.


I read a profile of his first wife, and Elon is an extremely bad husband. I don't recall if that extended to fatherhood, but you'd have to think so based on how callous he came across (plus his stupidity and general strangeness).
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Esoteric Allusion
Musk is on twitter today encouraging people to get red-pilled. 
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EJ
Well, he's on record as stating that it's very possible we live in a computer simulation.
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