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by Eric the .5b
Today, 02:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 62
Views: 1394

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
Yesterday, 22:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 152
Views: 10687

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: 66519

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: 66519

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: 66519

Re: Twitter!

Moving
by Eric the .5b
16 Apr 2018, 17:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9164
Views: 304539

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: 66519

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: 66519

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: 120159

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: 66519

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: 235588

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: 66519

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: 66519

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: 66519

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: 207599

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: 115401

Re: When journalism goes bad

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

by Eric the .5b
13 Apr 2018, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115401

Re: When journalism goes bad

lunchstealer wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 19:10
They have a point about the EAT MOR CHIKIN campaign. That shit is creepy af.
When Chicken Run was out and they had a Burger King tie-in ad campaign (I think because Burger King had no chicken dishes), I always wanted to see those ads opposite EAT MOR CHIKIN ads.
by Eric the .5b
13 Apr 2018, 19:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115401

Re: When journalism goes bad

It's peak what people who don't read the New Yorker think the New Yorker is like but isn't but since this is actually in the New Yorker, I guess those people were right all along: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/chick-fil-as-creepy-infiltration-of-new-york-city/amp?__twitter_...
by Eric the .5b
13 Apr 2018, 17:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66519

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 16:16
Enough abortion. When do we get to grammar? Or condiments?
Prescriptive or descriptive mayonnaise?
by Eric the .5b
13 Apr 2018, 16:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1787
Views: 92142

Re: Towing the Lion

Jadagul wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 14:57
I'm all there for something something evolving language, at least in theory. But that doesn't apply to claims about the history of the language at all.
History evolves!
by Eric the .5b
13 Apr 2018, 16:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66519

Re: Twitter!

Jennifer - broadly I think what you are doing there is building a mechanism that allows you to selectively apply generous definitions to statements you find less offensive and strict definitions to statements you hate. I think you just made up the idea that someone who says abortion is murder isn’t...
by Eric the .5b
13 Apr 2018, 14:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1787
Views: 92142

Re: Towing the Lion

Something, something evolving language.
by Eric the .5b
12 Apr 2018, 19:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1189
Views: 38535

Re: Inequality

9. The newcomers are ignorant of the dynamics at play, but the incumbents don't have a real complaint about gentrification in this situation? I guess not? None of that is mysterious, but I have a hard time seeing it as anything other than an attempt to scapegoat those unwelcome newcomers (you know,...