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by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 19:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 97
Views: 2290

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

Kinda already covered ground.
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 16:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 97
Views: 2290

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

Also, this is not an ACLU social media intern. This is the executive director of a state chapter. Not quite the innermost circle of the organization, but also not some 22 year-old communications major who wanted to intern at a non-profit and isn't entirely sure what's so civil about liberties. This...
by Eric the .5b
18 Nov 2018, 03:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 354
Views: 21166

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

lunchstealer wrote:
18 Nov 2018, 00:32
Maybe, bitches?

Wunderground just served up an ad for the Rotimatic. A breadmaker/Easybake oven for making roti right in your own home. Just USD 999 for one or two units.
I'm seeing reviews suggesting it's overpriced. I've never made roti, though.
by Eric the .5b
16 Nov 2018, 19:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2268
Views: 142799

Re: Market Failure!

That this exists and is not a parody, to all evidence.

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by Eric the .5b
16 Nov 2018, 17:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4598
Views: 194941

Re: Food

i've never understood how the technically correct people don't have the lower stick slide off the finger. It's 2.5 seconds into any eating effort for me with that grip. I dunno; it seems to stay there pretty well in practice. It's stabilized by actually gripping anything; when there's any load on i...
by Eric the .5b
16 Nov 2018, 17:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 195
Views: 4883

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

One of the many, many problems with both the American Empire and the war on terriers is having to appease guys like Erdogan so they'll play nice. Of course, Trump would do it anyway because he cartoon hearts strongman dictators. Mind, that'd only be due to the luxury of distance: see the EU's treat...
by Eric the .5b
15 Nov 2018, 20:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4598
Views: 194941

Re: Food

I got to finally try ramen bar-style ramen, last night. Rather impressive: delicious, tender pork, tasty egg and veggies, a surprisingly complex broth, al dente noodles. Tonight, I'll try the chicken.

Chopsticks are still a pain, despite holding them right, but I don't have a lot of practice.
by Eric the .5b
15 Nov 2018, 00:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1389
Views: 67419

Re: Pick Your Poisson

In one of my parenting groups, a mom mentioned her son is into My Little Pony but wasn't sure if he should call himself a "brony" in case it had sexual connotations. A bunch of other people chimed in that yes, they're pretty sure it's an X-rated term. Somebody suggested, as a non-sexual alternative...
by Eric the .5b
15 Nov 2018, 00:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 7359

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Lincoln was edgy in the House and lost a Senate campaign before entering the White House. Don’t @ me (Emphasis added.) What does that mean? When you make a post on social media and preface someone's screen name with an @ sign, it will automatically link them and notify them that you mentioned them....
by Eric the .5b
14 Nov 2018, 21:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 7359

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Mo wrote:
14 Nov 2018, 21:09
Lincoln was edgy in the House and lost a Senate campaign before entering the White House. Don’t @ me
(Emphasis added.) What does that mean?
by Eric the .5b
14 Nov 2018, 19:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 135405

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

After days of cold and rain, it's gotten cold and clear, with temperatures dipping below freezing at night. It's been a cold November, so far.
by Eric the .5b
14 Nov 2018, 19:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 7359

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

You're wildly underrating partisanship. Texas has historically been like +18 R. (Though it's probably trending D overall, so maybe we should treat it as more like +14 or +10 R). Beto kept it to +3. That's really impressive. Yes, Beto did extremely well in a hostile electoral situation. You sound li...
by Eric the .5b
13 Nov 2018, 20:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 7421

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I wonder to what extent 'dating sucks' is a real cultural change vs something people just talk about more than they used to. I wonder this about so many things. A lot of the sexual issues in particular (women having painful and injurious intercouse, men expecting penetrative sex to be sufficient fo...
by Eric the .5b
13 Nov 2018, 20:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 19766

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Animals lack the capacity for abstract thought much less the physiology to vocalize enthusiastic consent or the lack thereof. They're certainly capable of actively resisting sex, with the aggressor having to overpower the victim. Otherwise, you know, we wouldn't notice anything "rapey" about the be...
by Eric the .5b
13 Nov 2018, 20:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 7421

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I'll throw in two caveats to my post above. 1) I'm skeptical whether the trend actually exists. Taking online dating companies at their word that young people aren't dating and fucking enough seems more than a little naive, and publicity-seeking sex therapists have always been about the interesting ...
by Eric the .5b
13 Nov 2018, 19:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 7421

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

Reading David Wong reminds me that 1) I find his writing style incredibly sanctimonious and unlikeable. He somehow jumps over all my buttons that make me think an article is snotty bullshit tossed off to meet a deadline. I tended not to like his articles, even back when Cracked was good. 2) I clearl...
by Eric the .5b
12 Nov 2018, 20:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11944
Views: 685575

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Scans of an 1861 Japanese children's book about the American Revolutionary War. More than a little jazzed up to entertain the kids. Ben Franklin points out targets for John Adams' ridiculously manly use of a cannon , George Washington fights the minions of an evil British noble to protect his wife ...
by Eric the .5b
12 Nov 2018, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 19766

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

JD wrote:
12 Nov 2018, 10:59
Dolphins are super-rapey, FYI.
I don't think they've been demonstrated to be any more rapey than human beings.

(Hence my personal take/joke on dolphins: we fell in love with them because they're so much like us, then we recoiled in horror because they're so much like us.)
by Eric the .5b
12 Nov 2018, 02:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51303

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Also maybe because "I have to live in DC because I chose to run for office" is hard to pity anyone over.
by Eric the .5b
10 Nov 2018, 19:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8827
Views: 274496

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Reading remarks by some Blues online, I remain fascinated by how presidential responsibility for things like the economy works. 1) The bubble-burst and recession that started before GWB took office was the Bush recession, of course. 2) The later severe downturn before the Obama election was all Bush...
by Eric the .5b
10 Nov 2018, 01:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51303

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

I gotta come down on the side of "asinine and obtuse", whether she was trying to be funny or not. She's not wrong that it is difficult to move to a new high-cost-of-living city when your job doesn't start for a while. She seems to be implying, though, that this is something special about her Compar...
by Eric the .5b
10 Nov 2018, 01:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 105
Views: 4111

Re: Familiar spirits

Sorry to hear that, Sol. Best wishes.
by Eric the .5b
10 Nov 2018, 01:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6595
Views: 206590

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The only thing worse and more business-speaky than using "challenges" to refer to problems that one wants fixed is calling them "opportunities" No, the damn software isn't working as expected. That's a fucking problem. Hahaha In my work I frequently interview people and ask about their problems, wh...
by Eric the .5b
07 Nov 2018, 21:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 202
Views: 3164

Re: Vote or Die

The Senate complaints are stupid because the Dems did in fact win a majority of states that were up this cycle. I think part of it is that a number of Blues have really gotten attached to the "doomed underdog" status being on the outs gave them. The Obama era situation of pretending to be underdogs...
by Eric the .5b
07 Nov 2018, 21:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 202
Views: 3164

Re: Vote or Die

I get that the Senate, quite deliberately, isn't supposed to be representative of the popular will. But that makes it really fucking stupid to use Senate results as a proxy for the popular will, even if you believe the popular will is a coherent thing you should care about. Both sides, demonstrably...