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by Eric the .5b
Today, 05:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7728
Views: 413291

Re: Orange is the new President

Here are the things he could say that would cost him (some but not all) Red support: "I'm raising taxes." "I'm not nominating any more conservative judges." "I'll sign a gun control bill." "I hate Baptists. Just shitty people." "I banged Hillary." No, the thing that would really get him with Team R...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 23:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7728
Views: 413291

Re: Orange is the new President

thoreau wrote:
Yesterday, 22:11
Here are the things he could say that would cost him (some but not all) Red support:
"I'm raising taxes."
"I'm not nominating any more conservative judges."
"I'll sign a gun control bill."
"I hate Baptists. Just shitty people."
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 19:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 781
Views: 56025

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Also, FFS, are we really in a place where it has to be explained that some random angry geek guy YouTube channel's rumor that LucasFilm is going to reboot its movie series is kinda unlikely?
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 19:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 781
Views: 56025

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Sunk costs are a fallacy, but they exist, Shem. They're not going to declare do-over based on one disappointing movie and cite something from the show as a reason...because why would that credibly mean they'd make more money from future sequels? They'll do what everyone else does and just re-context...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 19:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 781
Views: 56025

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Star Wars is married to one continuity in a deep, weird, and abiding way. Almost everything, whether a movie to an old video game to someone's half-assed military SF revised into a tie-in novel to a Saturday morning cartoon back (when that was a thing), has been supposedly all in the same continuit...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 18:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 781
Views: 56025

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Not sure how I'd feel about this. Getting back to the rumor, Doomcock says that plans are in place to save the Star Wars franchise which involves the Abrams and Rian Johnson trilogy getting nullified. It's claimed the Disney Star Wars Trilogy will be erased using a concept that was recently made ca...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 17:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 781
Views: 56025

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Not sure how I'd feel about this. Getting back to the rumor, Doomcock says that plans are in place to save the Star Wars franchise which involves the Abrams and Rian Johnson trilogy getting nullified. It's claimed the Disney Star Wars Trilogy will be erased using a concept that was recently made ca...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 17:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 683
Views: 56370

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

An underappreciated element of the who is pro black people thing is the degree to which black folk are often religious. I can totally see up to a certain point with trump a view that's like are the donkeys what my pastor really wants me to do? That's been the case for decades. Pretty sure AAs under...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 683
Views: 56370

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

An underappreciated element of the who is pro black people thing is the degree to which black folk are often religious. I can totally see up to a certain point with trump a view that's like are the donkeys what my pastor really wants me to do? That's been the case for decades. Pretty sure AAs under...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jul 2020, 23:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 35149

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

OTOH, I can just imagine leftists' reaction to a system in which Joe Schmoe is caught making a racist rant or whatever, and then basically nothing can happen to him due to his guaranteed employment. Yeah, lefties working hard to get people fired, then acting like they're so saddened by the at-will ...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jul 2020, 22:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7375
Views: 332395

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I like natural casing dogs. The snap is really appealing, for whatever reason. But it's most noticeable when the dog is steamed or microwaved.
by Eric the .5b
13 Jul 2020, 06:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1339
Views: 47178

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

Jennifer wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 04:58
Either way, isn't this the type of thing which suggests it would be MUCH harder, if not impossible, to develop an effective vaccine?
Why?

Flu vaccines are for specific strains. Doesn't mean they're not effective.
by Eric the .5b
13 Jul 2020, 04:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1339
Views: 47178

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

Might just be different strains. Which isn't that comforting, but it's not like you can't get the flu twice in one season when there are multiple strains around.
by Eric the .5b
12 Jul 2020, 00:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1339
Views: 47178

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

thoreau wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 23:47
General Sherman's ghost is smiling.
Not cool.
by Eric the .5b
12 Jul 2020, 00:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 106
Views: 27148

Re: Small joys and random good things

I got 2000 words of melodrama written today. Would have been better if I hadn't been aiming for under 1500, but whatever.
by Eric the .5b
12 Jul 2020, 00:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7375
Views: 332395

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

dhex wrote:
10 Jul 2020, 22:21
If you get covid dick and don't make love to a shotgun do you meet partners by going to backyard BBQs and seeing whomever goes for the really burned hot dogs?
Sometimes I love you, man.
by Eric the .5b
11 Jul 2020, 20:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 106
Views: 27148

Re: Small joys and random good things

Aresen wrote:
10 Jul 2020, 23:26
I turned 30 lbs of raspberries into 30 jars of raspberry jam this afternoon.
Nice!
by Eric the .5b
11 Jul 2020, 19:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7728
Views: 413291

Re: Orange is the new President

I just want to know how long Trump took and how much help he got.
by Eric the .5b
11 Jul 2020, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7728
Views: 413291

Re: Orange is the new President

I love her videos.
by Eric the .5b
11 Jul 2020, 18:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 710
Views: 27410

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I'm not to the point of missing working in the office, but I miss every other way of getting out of the house and vicinity. Especially seeing family.
by Eric the .5b
11 Jul 2020, 08:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8976
Views: 389775

Re: Observations of the Random sort

And depending on how "proper" you define "proper", b-d. Also depending on what you mean by "vowels". If we go by sounds and not letters, you get more options. Let's see, treating "p-t" as /p/-/t/... i, ɪ, e, ɛ, æ, a, ɑ, ɒ, ɔ, ʌ, o, ʊ, and u Peat, pit, nope , pet, nope , pet or pat in many accents, ...
by Eric the .5b
08 Jul 2020, 20:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3075
Views: 231728

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

Ellie wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 20:27
Warren wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 17:56
Ellie wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 12:09
Trying to watch season 41
Season 41? Which show?
Whoops! This Old House.
I didn't know that was still going. Neat!
by Eric the .5b
08 Jul 2020, 20:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7375
Views: 332395

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The Manhattan DA got some mileage from the charge but there's not much to be gained from an actual prosecution. My guess would be it will be kicked down to some misdemeanor public nuisance plea, if that. Furthermore, it's worth noting that in the vast majority of such cases even if and when the pol...
by Eric the .5b
08 Jul 2020, 19:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3075
Views: 231728

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

TV-related random observation: TV and reruns have been around long enough that our language ought to have a single word to describe a specific form of TV-show memory: "I know I've seen that show back in the day, I know its theme song and what at least ONE main character looked like ... but otherwis...
by Eric the .5b
08 Jul 2020, 18:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 913
Views: 67019

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

DNA study has proven conclusively that there was contact between Polynesian and South American peoples , something that had long been suspected because of the existence of the sweet potato and similar names for it in both places. Scientists said on Wednesday an examination of DNA from 807 people - ...