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by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 20:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5392
Views: 197387

Re: Light laffs

When you use that Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash predictive text silliness on Fire and Fury and the MacDonald's menu:

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by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 20:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4013
Views: 132516

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Rockwell's picture of Rosie the Riveter references the pose from Michelangelo's portrait of Isaiah on the ceiling of the SIstine Chapel:

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by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 20:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 949
Views: 48967

Re: Tiny Triumphs

Dry aged meat is the common variety though that’s a low humidity affair where the goal is for the exterior to slowly spoil in a dry environment such that when you cut it away the remaining steaks take in a musky flavor. The best steak I've ever had was a 45-day dry-aged ribeye at a Morton's. I prob...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 20:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Toothbrushes and wealth
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Toothbrushes and wealth

Holy crap, if Dollar Street wanted to take such pictures of my place -- even my new improved place, where the bathrooms, kitchen, and clothing-storage setups are all notably neater and better organized than they were two weeks ago -- I'd refuse unless I could first clean and tidy up for DAYS. (And ...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 19:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4588
Views: 80604

Re: Orange is the new President

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Yesterday, 19:36
Lefties complaining about Dems "caving" on three week CR. They got CHIP funded for six years.

Maximalism boners are probably going to rule DC forever.
I don't follow; it's not like the Dems give a fuck what the lefties say.
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 16:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 949
Views: 48967

Re: Tiny Triumphs

That actually sounds cool.
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 15:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1521
Views: 75506

Re: I may want to see that?

A Wrinkle In Time - the trailer looks beautiful, and that's the problem. Everything I remember from the book is that the characters and the setting are not gorgeous. From what I remember (it's been a long time), Meg is an extremely awkward teenager, Calvin is gangly and dirt-poor, the Murrys' house...
by Eric the .5b
20 Jan 2018, 21:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3096
Views: 114912

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I just got back from eating dinner and grabbing a few groceries.

In my shorts.

Then, I had to turn on the AC.

This is why we can't handle snow.
by Eric the .5b
18 Jan 2018, 23:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2499
Views: 114384

Re: Video Games!

Apparently an amazing new update patch is coming out for Stellaris. So I've been jumping back on this week. It may be some months before that patch. There have been some patches recently, though, if you haven't played in months. Myself, I've yet to win a game. I either end up a well-liked satellite...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jan 2018, 23:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Mattingly, I thought I told you to trim those sideburns!
Replies: 400
Views: 16256

Re: Mattingly, I thought I told you to trim those sideburns!

I'very been just running a wet bar of alum over my skin, lately. It's been surprisingly comfortable, and if I have any nicks, it's less painful and more effective than styptic pens I've used. I'd never heard of this before. I'm intrigued. I bought this stuff , but to my knowledge, it's all the same...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jan 2018, 01:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9056
Views: 293914

Re: Petty annoyances

Ugh, best wishes.
by Eric the .5b
17 Jan 2018, 21:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8697
Views: 242732

Re: Observations of the Random sort

This is a generational thing. Every goddamn person between the ages of 25 and 40 (and every woman between 25 and 50) knows who she is. Dawson's Creek was fucking inescapable. Then call me Mr. Miracle, because the only things I know about the show are 1) James Van Der Beek standing in a boat and 1) ...
by Eric the .5b
17 Jan 2018, 20:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 106
Views: 1452

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

dhex wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 19:26
Eric the .5b wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 15:10
Who's "the culture" again?
Like people but with yogurt and distraction.
Ah, the unemployed.
by Eric the .5b
17 Jan 2018, 15:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 106
Views: 1452

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

Who's "the culture" again?
by Eric the .5b
17 Jan 2018, 15:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3096
Views: 114912

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

There's still snow on the ground, here. Some of the ice of melting in the sun. As I'm headed in to work, I hope the roads stay drivable.
by Eric the .5b
17 Jan 2018, 13:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Mattingly, I thought I told you to trim those sideburns!
Replies: 400
Views: 16256

Re: Mattingly, I thought I told you to trim those sideburns!

I'very been just running a wet bar of alum over my skin, lately. It's been surprisingly comfortable, and if I have any nicks, it's less painful and more effective than styptic pens I've used.
by Eric the .5b
17 Jan 2018, 13:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3690
Views: 107940

Re: When journalism goes bad

JasonL wrote:
17 Jan 2018, 11:48
There is conservative intersectionality with black church folk. It is a thing.
See Prop 8 in Cali.

If not for the whole racism thing that chases people into Team Blue,, so-cons would be even stronger in this country.
by Eric the .5b
16 Jan 2018, 17:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2380
Views: 111127

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

Premise is that group of teens are finding out they have powers; all their parents are part of some secret evil organization. Teen girl has recently learned she has glowy eye super strength, but it knocks her out with exhaustion to use it. One of the evil parents corners teen girl in a coffee shop ...
by Eric the .5b
16 Jan 2018, 17:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1250
Views: 39056

Re: cars and how they get that way

I for one, look forward to the autonomous vehicle version of the Tide Pod challenge . OK, so trolley problems are passe when it comes to autonomous cars. What about zeroth law problems, to steal from Asimov? Should self-driving cars identify idiots like this guy and deliberately run them over to di...
by Eric the .5b
16 Jan 2018, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 464
Views: 8973

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Mo wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 10:39
Am I the only one wondering why we care about some random bad article on babe.com? If the dude's name was Aziz Khan, no one would care about this story, at all.
I think you answer yourself.
by Eric the .5b
16 Jan 2018, 16:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3096
Views: 114912

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

It's 26 degrees it's been snowing on and off for like eight hours . That, after quite a bit of rain. And it will stay freezing until at least tomorrow afternoon. Snow on pavement is melting instantly, but everywhere else has a fluffy, slowly-deepening layer—rooftops, cars, plants, grass, bare ground...
by Eric the .5b
16 Jan 2018, 04:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 464
Views: 8973

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Well, I guess the question is, enthusiastic consent as a standard for what? ... OTOH, with a person that you don't have much experience with, if you're detecting something is off... Sure, but that's if you're detecting. And if you're not detecting because your partner doesn't want to communicate th...
by Eric the .5b
15 Jan 2018, 22:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 464
Views: 8973

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I'm generally perfectly fine with the idea of enthusiastic consent, but goddamn , I think it's on you if, absent any intimidation or threat or whatever, you go down on someone instead of just indicating in some way that you don't wanna. If you can't bring yourself to say "no", then maybe you just d...
by Eric the .5b
15 Jan 2018, 20:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 464
Views: 8973

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I've been following conversations on Ansari, and they've been split between "that's not any crime, that's two people having an unsatisfactory hook-up" and "he's solely responsible for their not negotiating everything out BDSM-style beforehand". I'm generally perfectly fine with the idea of enthusias...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jan 2018, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 749
Views: 33199

Re: Private Money!

I mean a ban just reinforces the de facto situation that it's a pain in the ass to spend cryptoBux on legit transactions... No it isn't. It's super easy to spend crypto, legit or otherwise. Unless you're saying it's hard to find legit vendors that accept crypto. Which is still the case, but won't b...