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by Kwix
22 Mar 2020, 02:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 808
Views: 14052

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Our supply chain is royally fubar. Normally a two week lead time is required here because we barge everything up from the outside. That means TP may be on high order but that won't be fulfilled for at least two weeks. I suppose they could truck it up via the Alcan but with driver shortages I doubt t...
by Kwix
28 Feb 2020, 20:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1438
Views: 73304

Re: cars and how they get that way

I completely forgot about that, yeah that makes sense now.
by Kwix
28 Feb 2020, 20:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 808
Views: 14052

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

My stance is to pray for SMOD.
by Kwix
28 Feb 2020, 19:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1438
Views: 73304

Re: cars and how they get that way

Having not driven an Impala since the caprice SS* model I can't speak to it but from what I read the last iteration was a damned fine and underappreciated specimen of the "full sized sedan". At least one lamentation has been written on "good riddance to GM's sedans excepting the Impala." *A friends ...
by Kwix
20 Nov 2019, 14:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1225
Views: 62604

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

I just realized that it's been 18 years since the invasion of Afghanistan. This means that for the fresh, bright-eyed recruits we've always been at war with Eastasia.

I have my doubts that the doors of Janus will ever close.
by Kwix
18 Nov 2019, 17:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4975
Views: 289897

Re: Food

ETA: Oh, I get it now: the spice ball was for step two, but for step one I still had a pitcher with several inches of shit-sludge on the bottom. But I would still, if possible, like to get some sort of cold-brew setup similar to a hot-drip coffee maker -- at least in the sense that the coffee groun...
by Kwix
18 Nov 2019, 15:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4407
Views: 231996

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

There is actually a sunken submarine just off Coney Island, in waters so shallow the conning tower sticks up above the surface. It was built by one man in 1967, and he planned to salvage from the Andrea Doria with it, but it sank when being first placed in the water. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q...
by Kwix
18 Nov 2019, 15:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3480
Views: 199316

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

First snowfall of the season, we got 8" at the homestead Saturday. Anchorage set both a (daily) record high temp of 45F followed by a record snowfall of 8.4". As with last year, this year's winter has been late in arriving. By now we usually have had a couple of weeks below freezing and at least a c...
by Kwix
24 Jul 2019, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The BoJo Side Show Act
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: The BoJo Side Show Act

Eric the .5b wrote:
23 Jul 2019, 20:13
Have an anecdote that seems to fit my general impression: his shtick is to act like a charming buffoon, but it's definitely a shtick.
So he's a fake Rob Ford. Assuming you found Ford charming.
by Kwix
24 Jul 2019, 14:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 1026
Views: 90585

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 20:22
I, for one, look forward to Jim Parsons staring in Wonder Man.
And Dar wins the thread.
by Kwix
24 Jul 2019, 14:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3480
Views: 199316

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Last night was the first rainfall of any sort in over six weeks for us. Knocked some of the wildfire smoke out of the air and dropped overnight temps into the mid 50s. Hopefully a return to a more normal summer is in order now.
by Kwix
08 Jul 2019, 19:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3480
Views: 199316

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

To quote Die Antwoord, Baby's on Fire. All time record high in Anchorage of 90F, nary a drop of rain in 6 weeks, and ~130 active forest fires. You may recall that this is the land of "degree heating days" not "cooling days". As such few businesses and almost no residences have air conditioning of th...
by Kwix
04 Jul 2019, 18:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9912
Views: 493922

Re: Petty annoyances

I've gotten more than one package from Amazon recently with the token "air bag" tossed in.
WTF? Do or do not. There is no try.
by Kwix
03 Jul 2019, 21:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9912
Views: 493922

Re: Petty annoyances

by Kwix
03 Jul 2019, 20:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2596
Views: 167566

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Oddly enough I was reading through a cooking blog a few days ago and learned that he started an olive oil based business, Olivio when I saw the lid of a margarine tub "Lee Iacocca's Olivio".
by Kwix
28 May 2019, 19:18
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Make School Hard Again
Replies: 43
Views: 8309

Re: Make School Hard Again

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
28 May 2019, 18:38
thoreau wrote:
28 May 2019, 18:00
Warren wrote:
28 May 2019, 17:56
collage degree
I'd settle for teaching engineers to spell...
Maybe he was alluding to the pastiche nature of the curricular status quo.
And DAR just won this thread.
by Kwix
23 May 2019, 18:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1570
Views: 81375

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

And all the critics here were pretty silent when I asked for suggestions, but since I need more shoes, this is your time to shine. Show me your picks or STFU. I was silent because sneakers are a shit look. Here's my suggestion if you're going to go casual, do so with taste that's not following afte...
by Kwix
23 May 2019, 17:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1570
Views: 81375

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

And all the critics here were pretty silent when I asked for suggestions, but since I need more shoes, this is your time to shine. Show me your picks or STFU. I was silent because sneakers are a shit look. Here's my suggestion if you're going to go casual, do so with taste that's not following afte...
by Kwix
23 May 2019, 16:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1192
Views: 94682

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

JD wrote:
23 May 2019, 12:52
On a related note, if you are a big international company, you should probably know better than to have two products whose names differ only by one letter, an R or an L. Yes, it's a stereotype, but it's also true.
That's lacist.
by Kwix
23 May 2019, 16:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1570
Views: 81375

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

I'm confused on how "well dressed" = sneakers but that's just me I guess.
by Kwix
10 May 2019, 18:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 542
Views: 119195

Re: What are you drinking?

I like the brut stuff. It's IPA without all of that grainy sweetness. Yeah, it's out of balance and no I won't drink them all the time but when I want a bitter punch in the face it fits the bill.

ETA: I also like campari and most amaros so... yeah.
by Kwix
09 May 2019, 20:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh Florida...
Replies: 161
Views: 15674

Re: Oh Florida...

It's a couple of months old but: Florida mayor arrested after deputies shot at during raid on his home A Florida mayor, who is suspected of practicing medicine without a license, was charged with two counts of attempted homicide Thursday after shooting at deputies who were serving a search warrant a...
by Kwix
09 May 2019, 20:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 1026
Views: 90585

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Good call. It might be easier to start by eliminating the inessential movies: Thor, Black Panther, GotG 2, Spider-Man Homecoming, Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp. It's also not clear that any of the Iron Man movies are strictly necessary. So that's got it down to 13-16. All of your excluded movies ar...
by Kwix
09 May 2019, 20:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 542
Views: 119195

Re: What are you drinking?

MODUS HOPERANDI - IPA by Ska Brewing (CO) At 6.8% ABV it's a wee mite strong for me. Damned tasty though. Good bitter bite without being overpowering (I'm looking at you Dogfish Head). But it's the finish that makes it. A bright piney dry-hop aftertaste that lingers. The can sports the phrase "Lip ...
by Kwix
09 May 2019, 19:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7137
Views: 306465

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The mayor of a mostly-white Georgia town about 50 miles from Atlanta allegedly withdrew a candidate from consideration for a city administrator job "because he is black, and the city isn’t ready for this" (exact quote). Another member of the city council says he shares the mayor's views about race ...