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by tr0g
15 Jun 2018, 15:01
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 275
Views: 12081

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

There's nothing like being strapped in on an Air Force plane when the crew chief comes back and climbs over you to start pulling avionics boxes off the wall. At that point, you start thinking the option to exit the aircraft in flight is looking pretty good. They didn't issue parachutes. That's beca...
by tr0g
15 Jun 2018, 12:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 73538

Re: Twitter!

It’s also a disease of the conservative instincts around thin veneer of civilization/slippery slope to chaos. It has a long history. I'd have a lot more respect for "law and order" types if they held LEOs to the same standard. It’s authoritarian down in its bones. They Do What Needs to be Done. I'm...
by tr0g
15 Jun 2018, 11:51
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 275
Views: 12081

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

i'd insist on avoiding the "i'll keep throwing my bodyweight into the seat despite the guy behind me saying 'excuse me sir my knees are much like shakira's hips in that they do not tell falsehoods' and pretending i didn't hear his incredible witticisms which are covering up the murderous rage he no...
by tr0g
15 Jun 2018, 11:27
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 275
Views: 12081

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

i'd insist on avoiding the "i'll keep throwing my bodyweight into the seat despite the guy behind me saying 'excuse me sir my knees are much like shakira's hips in that they do not tell falsehoods' and pretending i didn't hear his incredible witticisms which are covering up the murderous rage he no...
by tr0g
15 Jun 2018, 11:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 73538

Re: Twitter!

Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves This just explains so much. This is consistent with a mindset that believes you should always obey the law because it was duly enacted by your elected representatives and therefore is the end result of that social contract you never signed. It doe...
by tr0g
15 Jun 2018, 11:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 314731

Re: Petty annoyances

So, in the second great move of 2018, I have lost a hose clamp so I can't set the laser up. It's raining and I don't want to go outside, but I need to get the laser up and running. Meh. Hose clamp? Does your laser have cooling system? Air cooled, but you need an exhaust for the smoke, etc., generat...
by tr0g
14 Jun 2018, 16:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 314731

Re: Petty annoyances

So, in the second great move of 2018, I have lost a hose clamp so I can't set the laser up. It's raining and I don't want to go outside, but I need to get the laser up and running. Meh. "I'll take 'Motivations of Madmen in James Bond Films' for $800 Alex." I also have to find the power cord for 110...
by tr0g
14 Jun 2018, 15:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 314731

Re: Petty annoyances

So, in the second great move of 2018, I have lost a hose clamp so I can't set the laser up. It's raining and I don't want to go outside, but I need to get the laser up and running. Meh.
by tr0g
14 Jun 2018, 15:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183447

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I imagine a few minutes in the search box at your favorite pr0n streaming site will show you how it's done, Ellie.
by tr0g
14 Jun 2018, 15:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23488

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I like McCain. I liked when he shut down the "Obama is a Muslim" lady at his campaign event, and I've liked his responses to Trump so far. I have disagreement with him on a lot of issues, but I think that he does have a lot of principled positions that I can respect him for. Any amount of respect I...
by tr0g
13 Jun 2018, 14:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23488

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I like McCain. I liked when he shut down the "Obama is a Muslim" lady at his campaign event, and I've liked his responses to Trump so far. I have disagreement with him on a lot of issues, but I think that he does have a lot of principled positions that I can respect him for. Any amount of respect I...
by tr0g
13 Jun 2018, 10:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183447

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

dhex wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 07:03
I've never eaten at chick fillet because of their owners public utterances. But I also know gay folk who love it.
A gay friend of mine (not coincidentally, from Georgia) refers to it as Bigot Chicken but won't stop eating there.
by tr0g
12 Jun 2018, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2808
Views: 81357

Re: I just don't get it

Uptalking used to be an upper-class Southern thing. My uncle (old school Georgia) still does it and I think it's weird, but he's my uncle. Whatcha gonna do? Tell the 80 year old guy his lifelong speech pattern needs to change because kids these days? My aunt, too, but way less than him.
by tr0g
14 May 2018, 12:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1821
Views: 96767

Re: Towing the Lion

JD wrote:
14 May 2018, 10:55
Moorebank crash: Two women 'may have been street racing' before grizzly crash

They were probably surprised by the sudden appearance in Australia of a species endemic to North America.
Australians decided they didn't have enough lethal fauna and have decided to import.
by tr0g
11 May 2018, 12:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1297
Views: 43254

Re: cars and how they get that way

Dodge/Chrysler sells three cars, all basically the same car based on a 20-year old Mercedes (Charger, Challenger, 300). Speaking of, the leasing company wanted to get back the wife's car because she's way under on miles and they had a buyer. So she's now driving a Challenger. Not one of the big hon...
by tr0g
27 Apr 2018, 18:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5523
Views: 216269

Re: Light laffs

Warren wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 15:51
Nothing's ever going to top The Invisible King.
Good to see Frank hasn't drank himself to death yet. I knew him in college. He is a unique individual.
by tr0g
27 Apr 2018, 18:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1297
Views: 43254

Re: cars and how they get that way

Apparently they're bringing back the Ranger and Bronco. An actual Bronco would be awesome. Too bad it'll be shitty. An updated modern version of the first gen Bronco or the first gen Blazer with the removable roof would be awesome. I would buy another K-5 in a heartbeat if they did that. I finally ...
by tr0g
27 Apr 2018, 15:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What up, Sasha?
Replies: 27
Views: 673

What up, Sasha?

So, I don't understand Russian nicknames. I get that, in general, you form a diminutive of the given name by adding a suffix to a syllable from the given name. What I don't understand (and the internet is failing me here) is why sometimes that starting syllable comes from the middle of the word. I g...
by tr0g
27 Apr 2018, 14:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1243
Views: 41858

Re: Inequality

Eric the .5b wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 14:24
Whatever happens, it won't be Clinton. That's the one certainty.
She doesn't appear to be done draining the DNC of all available funds yet. I'm waiting for the eventual price tag on that dumbass lawsuit to be the straw that breaks them.
by tr0g
27 Apr 2018, 14:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1243
Views: 41858

Re: Inequality

Bernie won't last past Super Tuesday. I would tend to agree but who do you think is going to push him out? Shem's list and about 10 other potential candidates. Bernie is the Rick Santorum of the Ds. Also, Biden will not be the nominee. I like a Biden campaign just for the lulz creepy Uncle Joe will...
by tr0g
27 Apr 2018, 14:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 333
Views: 10394

Re: Op-ediots

Mo wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 14:06
Redstate is purging those that do not support Trump.
MAGA hats for some, pink slips for others.
by tr0g
20 Apr 2018, 14:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 75
Views: 1568

Re: Good Cover Versions

You’re getting into some definitional issues here. The band Indigo Girls is 2 women. Do they use additional musicians on stage and during recording? Are some of them male? Yes, but the band itself is Emily & Amy. How meaningful is it to say you’re an all female band when there’s a rotating cast of g...
by tr0g
20 Apr 2018, 12:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 75
Views: 1568

Re: Good Cover Versions

Highway wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 11:01
Not in English. There are more in Japanese. And also all woman bands, which there are hardly any that have gotten popular, ever. Bangles, The Go Go's, and The Donnas are about it in the US.
As much as I like them, I think you might be stretching it to call the Donnas popular.
by tr0g
20 Apr 2018, 12:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2570
Views: 125137

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

As my wife is the one with a full-time job and income and the one that cares way more about TV than I ever will, she decided how big the new TV was after we narrowed it down to a Samsung 8 series. She went with an 82", because bigger is better, amirite, ladies? This thing is fucking enormous. On the...
by tr0g
12 Apr 2018, 18:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 73538

Re: Twitter!

have you seen the crisis actors piece that vice did? it will not help endear him to you *at all*. eta: caveats for being a kid or whatever but it's not like this is some kind of accidental pathway beyond the initial incident. *googles the Vice story* So, conspiracists are claiming the guy's a plant...