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by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 02:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 21242

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Aresen wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 21:39
Call it an argument from despair. I was merely pointing out that it ain't gonna happen.
Again, true of most of the fucking strances people here have.
by Eric the .5b
18 Mar 2019, 20:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 21242

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Prisons already provide food, shelter, and clothing to prisoners, all of which law-abiding citizens are expected to provide for themselves. And if the end product of incarceration is a person who makes the world better by being productive rather than an unemployable wreck who falls right back into ...
by Eric the .5b
18 Mar 2019, 16:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 21242

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Prisons already provide food, shelter, and clothing to prisoners, all of which law-abiding citizens are expected to provide for themselves. And if the end product of incarceration is a person who makes the world better by being productive rather than an unemployable wreck who falls right back into ...
by Eric the .5b
18 Mar 2019, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1055
Views: 60524

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 Eric the .5b
16 Mar 2019, 05:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 293
Views: 13939

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Also, Beto got elected to city council on tax abatements to spur growth and told Vanity Fair "he proclaims himself a proud capitalist". Perhaps a liberal-tarian moment? Or at least a Blue charismatic and moderate enough to nearly win a US Senate election in Texas. He can't get the angry racist olde...
by Eric the .5b
16 Mar 2019, 00:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4039
Views: 148725

Re: When journalism goes bad

Same here! Hey, Fyodor.
by Eric the .5b
14 Mar 2019, 09:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 517
Views: 19824

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

I see sunrise a lot, but I'm an insomniac.
by Eric the .5b
13 Mar 2019, 04:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21910

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

I didn't mean to say that everyone in SHIELD was Hydra, but every unit and level in the org seemed to have a nontrivial number of Hydra agents, and I just never bought that. A Hydra cell? Sure. Hydra at every level so that like half the people in the room are shooting at the other half? Seemed dumb...
by Eric the .5b
13 Mar 2019, 00:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21910

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

But in the final fight sequence, weren't a sizable fraction of the people at SHIELD headquarters working for Hydra? It wasn't like everyone went after the few bad apples, it was more like the whole place broke out into fighting, and a nontrivial fraction of them were fighting for Hydra. Certain dep...
by Eric the .5b
10 Mar 2019, 23:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 171
Views: 16200

Re: Good Cover Versions

Warren wrote:
10 Mar 2019, 23:40
Eric the .5b wrote:
10 Mar 2019, 22:45
Warren wrote:
09 Mar 2019, 22:37
Say Eric, did you know you have blocked Private Messages?
If so, would you care to give anything in the way of explanation?
No, but you can resend, if you like.
Still saying your PMs are disabled.
It may not have taken on mobile. Try again?
by Eric the .5b
10 Mar 2019, 22:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 171
Views: 16200

Re: Good Cover Versions

This song has been done to death And I must listen to every version that looks like more than some British rando with a guitar or keyboard. (Because every British rando with a guitar or keyboard has a posted a cover of "Running Up That Hill".) Not bad! Say Eric, did you know you have blocked Privat...
by Eric the .5b
08 Mar 2019, 22:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Neoliberalism - Booga Booga
Replies: 33
Views: 603

Re: Neoliberalism - Booga Booga

I'm just lost at "revolution" as a thing worth fretting about. Bad ideas can win, and bad ideas are always winning to some extent. But revolution isn't one of them, right now. I mean, Christ, the people most talking up "late capitalism" and typing one-handed about "revolution" are the same people wh...
by Eric the .5b
08 Mar 2019, 02:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 171
Views: 16200

Re: Good Cover Versions

thoreau wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 13:54
This song has been done to death
And I must listen to every version that looks like more than some British rando with a guitar or keyboard.

(Because every British rando with a guitar or keyboard has a posted a cover of "Running Up That Hill".)

Not bad!
by Eric the .5b
07 Mar 2019, 00:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 412
Views: 19658

Re: Putin on the Writs

And no, I'm not just blaming Putin for everything bad Trump does, but is it really too conspiratorial to wonder periodically if some of the actions taken by his administration were at the direction at Putin? Given Helsinki and the Deripaska sanction lifting and and the phoning Putin for advice on N...
by Eric the .5b
06 Mar 2019, 23:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 412
Views: 19658

Re: Putin on the Writs

Sheesh, you'd think after 15+ years of posting here I could get the benefit of the doubt once in a while. I've never gotten it; why should you? :D But more seriously, I'm not in the Team Red end of the pool here, but you're not only not making a convincing case, you're not making a case . You start...
by Eric the .5b
06 Mar 2019, 22:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4744
Views: 214019

Re: Food

The summer before my senior year of college, I did a research program in San Antonio, and one of the mentors grew up in Mexico City. I got a crash course in Authentic Mexico City Mexican food and also explanations of a bunch of things like that. Oh, wow. What year? My college career was at Trinity ...
by Eric the .5b
06 Mar 2019, 22:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Make a box-office flop!
Replies: 34
Views: 627

Re: Make a box-office flop!

Painboy wrote:
06 Mar 2019, 00:47
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.
And it has to be a children's cartoon property.
by Eric the .5b
06 Mar 2019, 06:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4744
Views: 214019

Re: Food

The summer before my senior year of college, I did a research program in San Antonio, and one of the mentors grew up in Mexico City. I got a crash course in Authentic Mexico City Mexican food and also explanations of a bunch of things like that. Oh, wow. What year? My college career was at Trinity U.
by Eric the .5b
05 Mar 2019, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The argument on the subcontinent
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: The argument on the subcontinent

So India was throwing out MIG-21s against F-16s? That ended as expected. Also the army only has 10 days of ammo. No wonder were hedging with an alliance with Pakistan. Well, supposedly, in the event of a briefly-conventional WW3,, NATO and the USSR would run out of planes and related materiel in ju...
by Eric the .5b
05 Mar 2019, 18:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3412
Views: 148548

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

It's sunny, but It keeps dipping down to freezing overnight. Supposed to be up toward 80 in a few days, which will be annoying due to my AC being out.
by Eric the .5b
05 Mar 2019, 18:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1212
Views: 58671

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

JasonL wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 09:12
I think it's best to think of him as someone whose brand occasionally might almost my accident give liberty types something they want.
I stand by "1d20-tarian". He does something vaguely libertarian on a natural 20 roll.
by Eric the .5b
05 Mar 2019, 18:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2327
Views: 117842

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

Keith Flint, the face of the Prodigy.
by Eric the .5b
05 Mar 2019, 17:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4744
Views: 214019

Re: Food

I've been told that that's actually cultural influence from America. We started selling "cheese quesadillas", which eventually made their way back to Mexico City as the "quesadilla con queso". I would guess that this implies the existence of a quesadilla sin queso , and here we are. Emphasis added....
by Eric the .5b
02 Mar 2019, 00:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6724
Views: 227757

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Andrew wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 20:30
Shem wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 16:00
Andrew wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 15:48
JasonL wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 15:40
Is Momo the stupidest internet thing in 10 years? Discuss.
UMC white women will be our undoing.
What's wrong with Methodists?
They're one step below shitkickers.
They just follow them in sequence.
by Eric the .5b
01 Mar 2019, 19:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 171
Views: 16200

Re: Good Cover Versions

Since we don't really have a separate mashup thread: