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by Painboy
Yesterday, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1055
Views: 60503

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Bernie Sanders says that he hasn't done a good enough job explaining democratic socialism. He says that "democratic" means "voting on things", and "socialism" means "prosperity". So basically, he thinks you can just vote yourself rich. I really hate the democracy fetish some of the left has. It's a...
by Painboy
12 Mar 2019, 15:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6225
Views: 181038

Re: Orange is the new President

Old Man Yells at Plane https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1105468569800839169 @realDonaldTrump Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary st...
by Painboy
12 Mar 2019, 11:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21906

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Mo wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 09:29
What's with all the GotG2 hate? It was a fun movie. Better than a C-.
Seriously. The Mary Poppins's joke alone is worth at least a B-.
by Painboy
11 Mar 2019, 14:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 517
Views: 19823

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

I'm very much a morning person especially as I tend to fade as the day goes on. Still I would rather have more daylight later than earlier. I'm far more likely to be in a situation where I need light later in the day than in the morning. Also as soon as the sun starts going down I start feeling like...
by Painboy
10 Mar 2019, 19:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 758
Views: 32589

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

Wasn't NYC occupied by the British for most of the war, and thus not really good Narrative? (edit - there's also the problem that the greatest hero in the Hudson Valley theater of operations is also the greatest villain) That's kind of what I was thinking. It was basically a royalist stronghold for...
by Painboy
08 Mar 2019, 22:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21906

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Unless I'm completely blocking out certain scenes in Thor or Thor the Dark World , I'm fairly certain that Captain Marvel is the first MCU movie to pass the Bechdel test. Didn't GotG2 have Gamora and her blue skinned sister, who 's name I don't remember, have some throw down about family issues? I ...
by Painboy
08 Mar 2019, 16:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 532
Views: 13535

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

UBI, one art installation at a time. Starting in 2026, this will be one lucky (or extremely bored) worker’s everyday reality, thanks to a government-funded conceptual art project in Gothenburg, Sweden. The employee in question will report to Korsvägen, a train station under construction in the city...
by Painboy
06 Mar 2019, 00:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Make a box-office flop!
Replies: 34
Views: 627

Re: Make a box-office flop!

Hire Tommy Wiseau to make a movie.

That or give it to Zack Snyder and tell him he can do whatever he wants but it needs to be really, really, grimdark. No pussy footing it around like his last movies. Butthole dark.
by Painboy
05 Mar 2019, 02:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 411
Views: 19649

Re: Putin on the Writs

This is why the trade war is happening; Putin is trying to cripple our food supply: https://www.axios.com/farmer-bankruptcies-decade-high-midwest-f85721f6-4478-4e5b-b49d-7df88010d7cc.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100&fbclid=IwAR0bSV1tpY41UaZMsC8l_Zv224...
by Painboy
04 Mar 2019, 15:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: State of Emergency
Replies: 31
Views: 814

Re: State of Emergency

Sanity? Congressional self preservation? Even a stab at considering long term consequences?

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/432 ... ation?ampa
by Painboy
02 Mar 2019, 20:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7852
Views: 277661

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Is that Howell in the beard and hair combo? If so I know what I'm watching soon. Indeed it is. Also, neither of those cars on the cover appear in the movie, so you know it's good. So I just saw this fine movie. I think if there was a word to describe this thing it would be "inexplicably." As in a f...
by Painboy
28 Feb 2019, 01:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7852
Views: 277661

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

While bouncing around on Amazon Prime I found a couple of 80s craptaculars. The first one was a 1984 David Carradine tour de force The Warrior and the Sorceress . It wasn't actually quite the garbage fire I was hoping for. This was partly because they just used Yojimbo's (aka Fist Full of Dollars , ...
by Painboy
27 Feb 2019, 21:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6225
Views: 181038

Re: Orange is the new President

"I think that your country has tremendous economic potential. Unbelievable. Unlimited," Trump told Kim, before the two men went for dinner at the French colonial-era Metropole Hotel. "And I think," he added, "that you will have a tremendous future with your country — a great leader. And I look forw...
by Painboy
27 Feb 2019, 21:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2121

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

If you had a stock pile of beanie babies, at least you could use them to throw at stupid people when they stupidded. Just as long as we only throw them at stupid people who borrow too much. If we threw them at stupid people who loaned too much then we hate capitalism and free markets and want to vo...
by Painboy
27 Feb 2019, 17:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2121

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

But you should care because society is primarily composed of stupid people. Stupid, ignorant people. Stupid, ignorant people who are easily persuaded by authority figures, etc. And the stability of the society in which you and your family lives is dependent on there not being too many stupid people...
by Painboy
27 Feb 2019, 15:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2121

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

It was my understanding that the actual significant problem was not the bad loans to people who shouldn't be buying a house. The problem was bundling all those bad loans inside of a kind of insurance (my terminology isn't very good here) that essentially hid the risk of those loans. So when things c...
by Painboy
24 Feb 2019, 16:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 130
Views: 5996

Re: Gentry from the block

How NY screwed themselves out of 25,000-40,000 jobs and $27 million in tax revenue. In my 23 years in the State Capitol, three as Budget Director, Amazon was the single greatest economic development opportunity we have had. Amazon chose New York and Virginia after a year-long national competition w...
by Painboy
19 Feb 2019, 22:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6724
Views: 227718

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

(actually, I think they overstating the exposure to the public. But they did screw up totally with the workers that were tasked to 'clean that mess up') Using standards set by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Stephenson calculated that children could have been exposed to doses of radiation abo...
by Painboy
15 Feb 2019, 23:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The book will be better
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: The book will be better

The Jack Aubrey/ Steven Maturin series (aka Master and Commander) as a TV series. Easy stuff: - There is a 20 books so there is all kinds of material to mine. - The books are chronological, often beginning immediately where one ended, making it relatively easy to plot out several seasons. As well be...
by Painboy
15 Feb 2019, 22:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4253
Views: 174057

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

The paper argues that our early ancestors acquired a taste for fat by eating marrow scavenged from the skeletal remains of large animals that had been killed and eaten by other predators. The argument challenges the widely held view among anthropologists that eating meat was the critical factor in ...
by Painboy
14 Feb 2019, 14:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 311
Views: 21450

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

A lot of this might have been avoided had she actually made a direct statement about the power of the Israeli lobby instead of trying to use a cutesy turn of phrase. But it seems everyone now feels the need to sound clever.
by Painboy
13 Feb 2019, 17:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 130
Views: 5996

Re: Gentry from the block

Ever since 2016, I'm finding it easier and easier to withhold my sympathy from people whose only reaction to change is not to try to survive it (much less benefit from it), On the other hand, I'm rather skeptical of the notion that it's reasonable to expect these low-income people have the know-how...
by Painboy
13 Feb 2019, 17:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 130
Views: 5996

Re: Gentry from the block

Ever since 2016, I'm finding it easier and easier to withhold my sympathy from people whose only reaction to change is not to try to survive it (much less benefit from it), On the other hand, I'm rather skeptical of the notion that it's reasonable to expect these low-income people have the know-how...
by Painboy
13 Feb 2019, 14:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 130
Views: 5996

Re: Gentry from the block

He remembered feeling shocked when he went back to visit the school building in August for an article in the Chicago Reader, where he interned last summer. Walking through the space, he was hit with classroom memories and said he felt upset that his old school was now a luxury apartment complex. Go...
by Painboy
12 Feb 2019, 01:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1919
Views: 120231

Re: Towing the Lion

From an Amazon review title.
Defiantly worthy to buy!