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by Painboy
Today, 13:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7313
Views: 329961

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Dangerman wrote:
Today, 11:31
He really seems like a decent person. Lots of folks would relish the chance to twist the knife.
Magnanimity. Who knew it existed in this day and age.
by Painboy
06 Jul 2020, 20:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1270
Views: 44727

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

There still doesn't appear to be a good consensus among the experts out there about how the virus even spreads. So I too get a little tired of the constant finger wagging by some who act like we know everything about the virus or that experts are all in some kind of lock step agreement about it. I ...
by Painboy
06 Jul 2020, 18:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1270
Views: 44727

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

There still doesn't appear to be a good consensus among the experts out there about how the virus even spreads. So I too get a little tired of the constant finger wagging by some who act like we know everything about the virus or that experts are all in some kind of lock step agreement about it. I ...
by Painboy
06 Jul 2020, 15:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1270
Views: 44727

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

There still doesn't appear to be a good consensus among the experts out there about how the virus even spreads. So I too get a little tired of the constant finger wagging by some who act like we know everything about the virus or that experts are all in some kind of lock step agreement about it. I w...
by Painboy
03 Jul 2020, 16:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 700
Views: 25950

Re: Random covid-19 observations

As I understand it a surprising amount of cola products, including the big ones, are actually handled by local bottling plants. So my WAG is that it may be just local supply chain issues.
by Painboy
01 Jul 2020, 17:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1767
Views: 121655

Re: Inequality

I'm sure the people who sold them the horses are happy there are people who can buy horses for their kids.
by Painboy
01 Jul 2020, 15:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: In the Not Too Distant Future...
Replies: 116
Views: 12364

Re: In the Not Too Distant Future...

This Ultra-Dedicated MST3K Fan Is Creating “Cinema Editions” of Every Episode Basically he's finding the original cuts of movies (where possible) that were in MST3K episodes and then re-cutting the riff audio on to them. That way you can see what they were originally like while still getting the ri...
by Painboy
27 Jun 2020, 13:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1270
Views: 44727

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

The bit at the beginning of this is probably the best summation of the coronavirus situation I've found.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQS_bX3sX8s
by Painboy
25 Jun 2020, 19:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 644
Views: 55055

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Fox News own polling has Biden ahead of Trump by 1 point in TX: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-texas-tossup-biden-trump-a-one-point-race Fox also has Biden ahead by 2 in Georgia: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-trump-and-biden-in-close-race-in-georgia And Fox has Bide...
by Painboy
24 Jun 2020, 20:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1270
Views: 44727

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

I get there are advantages to a parliamentary system (I've mentioned before I favor a hybrid kind of system for the House), but there are downsides to parliaments as well. It's not like the ruling powers aren't blamed for things they had little to do with. So swings in party power for erroneous reas...
by Painboy
24 Jun 2020, 17:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1270
Views: 44727

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

I guess the part where you all are talking about problems of a specific system, I see as the inevitable decay of any political system. At some point all governments fail. They become overburdened and captured by political factions and stop being able to respond to its constituents. Or at least a sig...
by Painboy
24 Jun 2020, 13:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1270
Views: 44727

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

Bluntly we have insisted that the feds do things that we once thought it was pretty clear they weren't supposed to do. Because outcomes. And the whole idea undergirding checks and balances is the idea that factions will so jealously guard their power that such things won't happen. Which, as we can ...
by Painboy
24 Jun 2020, 00:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 700
Views: 25950

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Ellie wrote:
23 Jun 2020, 23:54
I cracked up at this and then realized oh shit, she's not joking.

Using this crisis as an example that the government is better at dealing with these things is even more risible.
by Painboy
23 Jun 2020, 11:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8966
Views: 387867

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Eric the .5b wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 19:25
And they have just absolutely ridiculous and often hilariously terribad covers, as shown, discussed (and actually explained) in this forum thread. (Some probably NSFW, if anyone's actually looking at this at work.)
That is amazing. Thank you for making my week.
by Painboy
17 Jun 2020, 20:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7696
Views: 409088

Re: Orange is the new President

Bolton's least surprising 'revelation': Trump was willing to halt criminal investigations as 'favor' to dictators, Bolton book says Donald Trump was willing to halt criminal investigations to “give personal favors to dictators he liked”, according to a new book written by his former national securi...
by Painboy
16 Jun 2020, 22:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4458
Views: 250538

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Why Lead Poisoning Probably Did Not Cause the Downfall of the Roman Empire Many people seem to have the impression that everyone in ancient Rome suffered from lead poisoning because the Romans used pipes made of lead. Indeed, many people seem to think that this was a major contributing factor in th...
by Painboy
16 Jun 2020, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9992
Views: 532465

Re: Petty annoyances

Lately, the line that 'The Confederates were Traitors' seems to be gaining a lot of traction. This is a line of thought particularly amusing for a nation that was founded on an act of treason, something the men in Philadelphia in 1776 were well aware of. It annoys me because it adds nothing to the ...
by Painboy
16 Jun 2020, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9992
Views: 532465

Re: Petty annoyances

Lately, the line that 'The Confederates were Traitors' seems to be gaining a lot of traction. This is a line of thought particularly amusing for a nation that was founded on an act of treason, something the men in Philadelphia in 1776 were well aware of. It annoys me because it adds nothing to the ...
by Painboy
16 Jun 2020, 13:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2786
Views: 205934

Re: Video Games!

I'm finding myself really tempted to try to play the first Fallout and Elder Scrolls games. FO1 and FO2 are two of my favorites. They're old school turn based affairs. I would make sure to get the various fan patches and resolution mods. Both had plenty of bugs on release and their original resolut...
by Painboy
14 Jun 2020, 22:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3513
Views: 243005

Re: Twitter!

Way fewer institutions controlled by the right though. I mean aside from a majority state houses, 2.5 of the 3 branches of the federal government, law enforcement and the military, what does the right control? I guess not everything is Twitter and CHAZ. I mean, I wasn’t limiting institutions to gov...
by Painboy
13 Jun 2020, 15:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 300
Views: 27103

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

Team Red has decided to reuse the 2016 party platform for 2020. All of it . The warning about speech online is one of more than three dozen unflattering references to either the “current president,” “current chief executive,” “current administration,” people “currently in control” of policy, or the...
by Painboy
09 Jun 2020, 15:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1373
Views: 138666

Re: Music for the Masses

Speaking of space rock I highly recommend this album. It's definitely in the running for album of the year for me. The whole thing is great and each song manages to be it's own thing while still maintaining a unified theme. (It has a long intro for the first song but stick with it. It's all good.) ...
by Painboy
09 Jun 2020, 13:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 700
Views: 25950

Re: Random covid-19 observations

That is a lot of vices to pile up.
by Painboy
06 Jun 2020, 19:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1373
Views: 138666

Re: Music for the Masses

Speaking of space rock I highly recommend this album. It's definitely in the running for album of the year for me. The whole thing is great and each song manages to be it's own thing while still maintaining a unified theme. (It has a long intro for the first song but stick with it. It's all good.) h...
by Painboy
05 Jun 2020, 20:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4416
Views: 226700

Re: When journalism goes bad

The story I've heard about the black people and fried chicken thing is that it comes in part from Birth of a Nation : D.W. Griffith's seminal and supremely racist 1915 silent movie about the supposedly heroic founding of the Ku Klux Klan was a huge sensation when it debuted. One scene in the three-...