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by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 15:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 312
Views: 22796

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

I still want to see high school escrima tourneys.
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 14:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 189
Views: 11034

Re: Good Cover Versions

Elastica only had one guy, the drummer, and everyone played instruments. But they kind of fell off the world and later dissolved. If you open it up to one dude you can also count Hole Not sure whether that's opening it up or just addressing the claim that such bands are a unicorn category. The Bree...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 14:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4053
Views: 137532

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

nicole wrote:
Yesterday, 10:56
I finally looked it up, and "Ray Donovan" is...the name of a TV show? Not what I expected.
This is similar to my learning, a little while back, that Aubrey Plaza was not a location or a show.

Yes, I live under a rock when it comes to a lot of pop culture.
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 14:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 189
Views: 11034

Re: Good Cover Versions

Elastica only had one guy, the drummer, and everyone played instruments. But they kind of fell off the world and later dissolved.
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 14:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 189
Views: 11034

Re: Good Cover Versions

nicole wrote:
Yesterday, 14:12
No love for Sleater Kinney?
I don't know if they're bigger than the Donnas, which is sad, because the Donnas were the one-trickiest of one-trick ponies last I heard anything by them.
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 14:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 64
Views: 1455

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

But their own internal contradictions are perhaps greater than Team Red, as the Team Red stool legs are largely not in tension with each other. Sure, but so long as multi-spectrum bigots can find a political home (and they will so long as there are lots of them, and that's not changing nearly as fa...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 14:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 189
Views: 11034

Re: Good Cover Versions

Interestingly, a lot of the female singers that I've enjoyed lately tour with all-male or mostly-male groups of performers on instruments. Alice Merton, K.Flay, Zella Day, etc., they mostly have males playing instruments. They're doing well in their careers and could presumably get female backing p...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 02:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 64
Views: 1455

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I am still convinced that Trump will be a long-term disaster for the GOP. I think the GOP is going to lose control of both houses over the 2018 and 2020 election cycles. Get set for a decade of Team Blue rule. It's kind of like how high fever, vomiting, and diarrhea are how our bodies fight off dis...
by Eric the .5b
19 Apr 2018, 22:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 189
Views: 11034

Re: Good Cover Versions

Let's make it rock a little early-90s style:

by Eric the .5b
18 Apr 2018, 17:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66593

Re: Twitter!

I agree with Radley Balko's take on this clusterfuck: "As a libertarian, I've voted for candidates from the LP as well as from both major parties. But I can't remember wanting one party to lose as badly as I want the GOP to lose in November. They basically need to start from scratch." Careful what ...
by Eric the .5b
18 Apr 2018, 15:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66593

Re: Twitter!

So long as we're stuck with a two-party system, I'd at least like to see both parties be more-or-less sane, rather than have one be the Raving Loony Party. Because for all that the Democrats suck, they're not likely to improve until after the Republicans do, because the Dems don't HAVE to; all they...
by Eric the .5b
18 Apr 2018, 15:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66593

Re: Twitter!

Moving
by Eric the .5b
16 Apr 2018, 17:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9164
Views: 304686

Re: Petty annoyances

Every twit who term-drops "late-stage capitalism", especially the ones who only have a dim understanding of what that term was intended to mean.
by Eric the .5b
16 Apr 2018, 17:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66593

Re: Twitter!

So, the writing is like a public school textbook.
by Eric the .5b
16 Apr 2018, 16:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66593

Re: Twitter!

Jennifer wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 15:33
A Trumpster (who in other contexts undoubtedly spends a lot of time sneering about liberal "snowflakes") is upset by an AP history book.
And ranting about how it doesn't tell THE TRUTH about Benghazi or Hillary's email server.
by Eric the .5b
16 Apr 2018, 16:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Alternate histories
Replies: 64
Views: 1821

Re: Alternate histories

Strictly speaking, this is not an alternate history so much as alternate geology: what would our planet's climate be like if Earth rotated in the opposite direction? I'll check my bookmarks when I get home, but I came across this site a few years back where this guy did these detailed what-if globa...
by Eric the .5b
16 Apr 2018, 14:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3191
Views: 120195

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Temperatures will go from 41 last night to a high of 80, later today. This week should be warmish.
by Eric the .5b
16 Apr 2018, 13:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66593

Re: Twitter!

Monster has cans of caffeinated sugar water in every convenience store, gas station, grocery store, and pharmacy across the US... but it's the other guys who are the massive multinationals who dominate the energy drink market. Even by advertising puffery standards, that's a bold one. Again, it's ma...
by Eric the .5b
16 Apr 2018, 13:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7662
Views: 235761

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

I've been enjoying the show "Black Lightning" on the CW network, though I say that as someone who had no prior knowledge of the actual comic book character. (Were I familiar with the book, perhaps I would currently be filled with Comic Book Guy-style nerdrage.) I think right now there's only one ep...
by Eric the .5b
16 Apr 2018, 13:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66593

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 13:02
Faux-Woke Capitalism is enough to make me want to vote for Bernie.
Eh. Some peoples' money needs to be redistributed, via completely voluntary exchange, away from them. That's how I see empty puffery rhetoric like that on a product.
by Eric the .5b
16 Apr 2018, 13:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66593

Re: Twitter!

The stage when Coca-Cola markets to dumb socialists?

But that's any stage.
by Eric the .5b
14 Apr 2018, 23:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66593

Re: Twitter!

I’m saying a retarded 9 year old could handle “X is murder. A person does X, they are A - a banana, B- a jar of mayo, C- a murderer ... And if you take 99% of abortion opponents and see them refuse to readily agree that women who get abortions are murderers in any consequential way (deserving punis...
by Eric the .5b
13 Apr 2018, 23:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5471
Views: 207744

Re: Light laffs

dhex wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 21:18
that is an unusually awful thing to say to someone else in public because you saw them in a movie.
Yeah, I can only deep-tissue cringe at something like that.
by Eric the .5b
13 Apr 2018, 23:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115572

Re: When journalism goes bad

Charlie was going through some really bad shit at the time, clearly: