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by Eric the .5b
Today, 04:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8796
Views: 271928

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Yes! We would safely hobble the Canadians and Scandinavians during winters—as well as give opportunities to Southern hemisphere countries during the northern winter. But, as mentioned, like all time zone systems, it falls down near the poles. In the dark, you can't see the Canadians coming.... Ther...
by Eric the .5b
19 Oct 2018, 21:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8796
Views: 271928

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Also, I will filibuster at length about why we should go for a hybrid Swatch .beats/neo-wadokei local solar time system. 6am will be dawn every day, 6pm will be sunset every day. (Or, using the system I suggested , 0d and 0n.) Jesus Christ, what a shitshow that would be. Longer workdays in the summ...
by Eric the .5b
19 Oct 2018, 21:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146235

Re: Orange is the new President

Hey, she's just asking a question. What's wrong with asking questions? It's not like they're offering a final solution or anything. I'm feeling uncharitable today, so I'd kinda be OK with that , at least if they were going the Pere Ubu route and declaring themselves victims of natural selection...
by Eric the .5b
19 Oct 2018, 21:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 900
Views: 36984

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

No one's yelling worldstar. I suppose if he's a high-functioning APD sort who never got into torturing animals, puppies are puppies and in the "things I care about" box, as opposed to "dissidents, opponents, and those who have failed me for the last time". Or he realized this was an opportunity to ...
by Eric the .5b
18 Oct 2018, 22:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8796
Views: 271928

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Whole council meetings spent on abortion, daylight savings time, and the oxford comma. At least while we're pedanting out on the oxford comma, we're not passing legislation. Also, mayo is both a condiment and an ingredient and infinitely superior to Miracle Whip. That's true 99% of the time...excep...
by Eric the .5b
18 Oct 2018, 19:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8796
Views: 271928

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Whole council meetings spent on abortion, daylight savings time, and the oxford comma. At least while we're pedanting out on the oxford comma, we're not passing legislation. Also, mayo is both a condiment and an ingredient and infinitely superior to Miracle Whip. That's true 99% of the time...excep...
by Eric the .5b
18 Oct 2018, 18:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 182
Views: 3763

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

The questions about what if anything would have been done if this were a Clinton administration rather than a Trump adminstration ignores that this probably wouldn't have been done under a Clinton adminstration in the first place (or a Bush administration, for that matter). I'm not convinced. I don...
by Eric the .5b
18 Oct 2018, 18:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8796
Views: 271928

Re: Observations of the Random sort

After the clocks change, the kids will at least be able to wait for the bus in daylight (though they'll probably still have to wake up in full darkness.) Or they could just schedule that shit during the day. Also, I will filibuster at length about why we should go for a hybrid Swatch .beats/neo-wad...
by Eric the .5b
18 Oct 2018, 17:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8796
Views: 271928

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Whole council meetings spent on abortion, daylight savings time, and the oxford comma. At least while we're pedanting out on the oxford comma, we're not passing legislation. Also, mayo is both a condiment and an ingredient and infinitely superior to Miracle Whip. That's true 99% of the time...excep...
by Eric the .5b
18 Oct 2018, 17:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 98
Views: 3658

Re: Familiar spirits

Tony is now safely home. He's energetic, comfortable, affectionate, and hungry. and he gets to have tapering doses of drugs for the next 60 days or so.

And I am so damn worn out after this week.
by Eric the .5b
17 Oct 2018, 20:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2611
Views: 134044

Re: Video Games!

A stoned first-time Minecrafter wandering outside at night and griping about a "penis" blowing her up is kinda hilarious. It's also not wrong . (Also, mod bundles in Minecraft are crazy. Direwolf20 is one of the smaller ones, apparently, and it's full of crazy, conflicting things. Two different mods...
by Eric the .5b
17 Oct 2018, 19:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh, Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 785

Re: Oh, Canada

That's not 'profit margin', that's just putting places out of business if you can only sell something for 8% over cost. No, that's not profit, that's margin. They really are that stupid. Maybe they're that stupid or maybe it's just more Pot is "legal" now bullshit. Like how in the US you can be in ...
by Eric the .5b
17 Oct 2018, 18:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh, Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 785

Re: Oh, Canada

Highway wrote:
17 Oct 2018, 18:08
That's not 'profit margin', that's just putting places out of business if you can only sell something for 8% over cost.
No, that's not profit, that's margin.

They really are that stupid.
by Eric the .5b
17 Oct 2018, 17:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 648
Views: 21950

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

Some dude got 130 guns and ambushed a bunch of cops coming to arrest his son for pedo stuff, killing one. Yet for some reason it's not national media. I wonder why? *thinking emoji* https://apnews.com/81f4ff57a1f04777aff89b32f067dc12 What does "it's not national media" mean? The NYT has a story on ...
by Eric the .5b
17 Oct 2018, 17:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146235

Re: Orange is the new President

*makes spot check*
by Eric the .5b
17 Oct 2018, 17:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh, Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 785

Re: Oh, Canada

Canada is a fan of pot, but not so much of the free market. Brenda Tobin and her son Trevor plan to open their pot shop in Labrador City in Newfoundland and Labrador at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday... She doesn't expect to make much money off the pot itself, noting Newfoundland's 8 percent cap on retail pot...
by Eric the .5b
16 Oct 2018, 20:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 98
Views: 3658

Re: Familiar spirits

Thanks for all the kind wishes. Downs and then ups today for Tony. Initial tests suggested he was going to have an adverse reaction to all the blood of his type that they had available. We were looking at taking him to yet another clinic to have them cross-check the blood here, though I didn't like ...
by Eric the .5b
16 Oct 2018, 18:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 648
Views: 21950

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

As it dies, someone suggests we remember Sears for offering poor blacks a mail-order outlet that treated them like equals back in the days of Jim Crow.
by Eric the .5b
16 Oct 2018, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 182
Views: 3763

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

As I understand it, it's a little unusual to go into an embassy, vanish, and then turn up dead, even if you are a citizen of that country.
by Eric the .5b
16 Oct 2018, 05:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: WHIMP ACT
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: WHIMP ACT

I still think "Apple" is a fine given name.
by Eric the .5b
16 Oct 2018, 05:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146235

Re: Orange is the new President

For all their flaws, I can't imagine any of those guys wanting to hang around with Trump. Nobody with more brain cells than Kanye wants to hang around with Trump. Weirdly enough, plop Obama in Trump's seat and I instantly believe it. There's a reason Blues love to contrast pictures of foreign dignit...
by Eric the .5b
16 Oct 2018, 05:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 182
Views: 3763

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Apparently the Saudis' defense is that they didn't MEAN to kill the guy; they only wanted to torture and kidnap him but things got a wee bit out of hand. Oopsie! https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1051911549584101378 And thanks to GWB, we don't even have the high ground on that! I thought to l...
by Eric the .5b
16 Oct 2018, 05:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7738
Views: 258056

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

Mind you, I only heard a few weeks ago that they apparently remade The Computer Wears Tennis Shoes back in the 1990s. I think I might be able to live without hunting that one down. !? I mean Kurt Russel owns that role. ETA The 1995 remake was a 'made for TV' movie. There's a possibility it achieved...
by Eric the .5b
16 Oct 2018, 05:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 98
Views: 3658

Re: Familiar spirits

I continued to run around yesterday getting Tony to a third vet, one that could support cross-testing feline blood, since he will likely need a transfusion due to his anemia. Got to at least spend a little time with him out of the carrier at the third vet, which helped both our moods. He was palpabl...
by Eric the .5b
15 Oct 2018, 10:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 3702

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Kolohe wrote:
14 Oct 2018, 22:37
Isn't that Tom Hanks The Money Pit plus Tom Hanks The 'Burbs minus Tom Hanks?
I thought that was the first The Purge.