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Tyranny of the Masses

Each week, Walter and Deepal discuss one thing everyone's got wrong.
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May 5, 2016

Racism is good.

Walter and Deepal's discussion of race finds its way to the psyche of the white male cultural tourist, a monster of our own making. Disclaimer: the discussion reflects their narrow experience w/r/t race and they probably deserve a severe dressing down.

Mar 29, 2015

Online dating is a much dirtier cesspool of rejection than conventional dating.

Deepal lays out three reasons online dating is replete with rejection and Walter adds insult to injury, noting that only losers online date.

Mar 23, 2015

No one's job is special.

Walter equates a barista spilling coffee to a trauma surgeon killing a patient and gets trapped in an unrelated, self-spun web of logic.

Mar 17, 2015

Lawyers aren't liars; in fact, they're more honest than you.

Deepal comes out swinging against the misconception that lawyers are dishonest and Walter points out that he's swinging in the wrong direction.  They recalibrate and discuss why people really hate lawyers.

Mar 7, 2015

There's no such thing as an inherent preference.  Everything we like is a deliberate decision.

Walter is okay with convincing 16 year olds to ditch their friends and play golf and Deepal is okay with spending three hundred million dollars on a yacht, yet they each seem incapable of comprehending the other's position.

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Feb 22, 2015

Good art is no good.

Blackish and Fresh Off the Boat are the pinnacles of good art as far as Deepal's concerned and Walter can't understand why they're talking about ABC sitcoms.

Feb 9, 2015

People don't put themselves in other people's shoes.  They put themselves in their own shoes and then troll the internet.

In a moment of profound self-reflection, Walter realizes he's been trolling his parents all along.

Jan 26, 2015

Social awkwardness is objectively bad.

Walter displays an impressive sense of maturity in the face of Deepal's insistence on oppressing the socially oppressed.

Jan 24, 2015

Successful people are just good at dealing with boredom.

What do Bill Gates, Jay-Z and Mahatma Gandhi all have in common?  They were all extremely bored.

Jan 24, 2015

We aren't always ashamed of what we don't admit.

There are a lot of reasons to not publicly admit something, and shame is only one of them.

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