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by Eric the .5b
Today, 18:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 318
Views: 10018

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

It's World Goth Day.

Do any of us have gothic music recommendations less than 15 years old?
by Eric the .5b
Today, 18:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2150
Views: 124426

Re: Market Failure!

I used to think this too, but if it was a movie I'd really hoped to see in a theater, and the willingness at the time to drop $30 - $40 for two tickets and snacks, paying Prime $5.99 for 48 hour access doesn't seem too bad. More so when it's a movie that's a couple of years old. I was going to catc...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 21:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2150
Views: 124426

Re: Market Failure!

I find, with Amazon Prime, that I'm really demotivated to spend extra to watch a movie that doesn't come free with it.
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 20:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 347
Views: 17867

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Finally, a challenge coin where people will just prefer to say they forgot theirs and pay for a round of drinks.

(Assuming negotiations continue to go South, of course.)
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 15:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2763
Views: 79132

Re: I just don't get it

Americans could use some sort of non-governing national father figure that they could stare at pictures of while masturbating with American flags. Maybe do a joint head of state situation, with the office shared between a diverse NPR host/best-selling author and a country singer/military veteran. I...
by Eric the .5b
19 May 2018, 11:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 461
Views: 13461

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Peterson comes up as a discussion topic among left-of-center types on another forum...and it's kind of hilarious how scary they find him. "Oh, a guy who doesn't look like a barking lunatic is the scariest and most effect opposition to progressive ideas!" Man, if that were true, the an-caps would hav...
by Eric the .5b
19 May 2018, 01:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Nippon
Replies: 170
Views: 8776

Re: Nippon

Mo wrote:
17 May 2018, 23:16
And at least the dude did check to make sure that no one was on the platform.
Yeah, it seems like a lot of furor about nothing. Oh, someone might have been running-full tilt towards the platform and might have otherwise made it in the few seconds before the guy decided to leave, anyway.
by Eric the .5b
19 May 2018, 01:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1993
Views: 71195

Re: Twitter!

*sigh*

Maybe I should start calling myself a neoliberal. The people who'll instantly hate me will at least hate me accurately.
by Eric the .5b
17 May 2018, 20:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5517
Views: 213643

Re: Light laffs

lunchstealer wrote:
17 May 2018, 19:15
That's the best thing I've seen in months.

ETA: Seriously - Otters, Muppets, and G-rated swearing.
The two follow-up clips in the thread are shorter, but funny.
by Eric the .5b
17 May 2018, 17:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21587

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

dhex wrote:
17 May 2018, 17:15
the wfmu record fair back in the day when it was at irving plaza (iirc) smelled frickin' terrible even during early access hours.
Why? Heat or just too many people packed together?
by Eric the .5b
17 May 2018, 17:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21587

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Per people that work in the hotel industry, con people smell like ass, especially if they wear a costume. Yup. That's why some people go to cons with a box of soap and literally start handing it out to the smelliest folks. (I never found it a problem because, duh, hotel room. Shower right there .) ...
by Eric the .5b
17 May 2018, 16:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 647233

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

dhex wrote:
17 May 2018, 16:53
Doesn't Word have that option in autocorrect?
I don't see it in mine, but you could add three custom auto-replace entries to accomplish it.

I suspect that'd irritate the shit out of me, though.
by Eric the .5b
17 May 2018, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 647233

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

The actual answer is that WYSIWYG word processing is terrible. I type two spaces after a period, to signal that I'm ending a sentence. Then my document compiler takes that information into account when it decides the correct amount of spacing to put there. Hell, that's happening right now. There we...
by Eric the .5b
17 May 2018, 16:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5517
Views: 213643

Re: Light laffs

Video, so a backup link won't help. One of them is Frank Oz; not sure if the other one is him as well or another muppeteer.

by Eric the .5b
16 May 2018, 21:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21587

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

I'm reminded of how the reputation of SF fans is "guys who can't get laid" and yet how much outright debauchery, up to and including orgies, happens at any sizable convention.

(Admittedly, not as much as at some professional conventions. Those guys go nuts.)
by Eric the .5b
16 May 2018, 21:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5517
Views: 213643

Re: Light laffs

by Eric the .5b
16 May 2018, 18:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 647233

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

The actual answer is that WYSIWYG word processing is terrible. I type two spaces after a period, to signal that I'm ending a sentence. Then my document compiler takes that information into account when it decides the correct amount of spacing to put there. Hell, that's happening right now. There we...
by Eric the .5b
16 May 2018, 18:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 647233

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

lunchstealer wrote:
16 May 2018, 12:12
In the beginning was the Word. Then came the fucking word processor.
Hey, I'll cheerfully take a thought processor.
by Eric the .5b
15 May 2018, 00:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2541
Views: 122990

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

Man, I remember when SFC was cool.
by Eric the .5b
14 May 2018, 23:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5065
Views: 106887

Re: Orange is the new President

Benign tumors can still cause discomfort and health complications.

Something's on the serious side if it takes a week of recovery.
by Eric the .5b
13 May 2018, 01:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 238
Views: 9431

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

i'm not sure prog rock fans have the room to make fun of artist names. also none of you posted a picture of grimace which is frankly the most disappointing part of this. actually the most disappointing part of this is all sorts of people are talking about elon musk's dick. that's just awful. we had...
by Eric the .5b
10 May 2018, 22:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3005
Views: 117972

Re: What are you reading?

Huh. I actually liked Worldwar -- in part because I think it did a very good job of handling the "We do not understand what you Earthlings call e-mo-shuns" trope, to where I could actually "understand" how and why the Lizards thought ordinary, healthy human emotions were (by their standards) signs ...
by Eric the .5b
10 May 2018, 22:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3005
Views: 117972

Re: What are you reading?

Sadly, that's been my impression. Churning that stuff out pays the bills, but I found his fiction less and less engaging as time went on. I bailed part of the way through the slog of Worldwar and never picked up any of his later books. i'd be mean and make a joke about forcing him to write something...
by Eric the .5b
10 May 2018, 21:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3005
Views: 117972

Re: What are you reading?

I'm reading Agent of Byzantium , a collection of alt-history short stories by Harry Turtledove. Oh, man , those came out awhile back. I never got my hand on the stories at the time, (I dimly remember reading "Superwine") but the late 80s were when he really committed to the alt-histories and occasi...
by Eric the .5b
10 May 2018, 19:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4071
Views: 142443

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

In 1916 , with World War I looming for the United States, a group of Nebraska residents gathered petition signatures and sent a constitutional amendment to Congress that would have enacted a national referendum before lawmakers could declare war. On top of the national vote, anyone who cast a ballo...