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by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 19:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39663

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

If only the Seven Kingdoms had a corrupt, mostly failed businessman and reality show host who could come out of nowhere to capture the Iron Throne!

Never mind. Too absurd for anyone to take seriously.
by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 17:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 16627

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

"Biden 2020: A Fondler, not a Groper"
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 20:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39663

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

All commercial fiction is about its audience at least in the sense that it's more important that they be able to relate to characters than to get the history right or craft genuinely alien aliens as the protagonists or describe how romantic relationships actually work or crimes actually get solved, ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 11:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6734
Views: 231733

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Enclose playgrounds with surplus government refugee cages. Problem solved.
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 00:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6292
Views: 187373

Re: Orange is the new President

There are probably still some good reasons to keep some threads behind the veil, but I'm thinking keeping prying government eyes away ain't one of them and hasn't been for a long time now.
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 00:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39663

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

Yeah, I'm going out on a limb here and say that Petyr Baelish is a sucker-bet at this point.
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Apr 2019, 18:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22295

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

I heard she just wanted to spend more time separating her family.
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Apr 2019, 17:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39663

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

I also hope they don't try too hard with Sir Bronn's possible assassination mission. Yeah he's a sellsword but he's had too much water under the bridge with the Brothers Lannister and he knows Cersei better than to hitch his horse to her wagon. It strikes me as another Sansa/Arya conflict from seas...
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Apr 2019, 16:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39663

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

I'm actually more afraid there will be some sort of "happy ending" than Warren's predictably misspelled cheering on of the Night King. All of the credible final claimants to the Iron Throne are deeply damaged people, e.g., Sansa, almost beyond description. Jon Snow may be the closest to a genuinely ...
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Apr 2019, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 16627

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

thoreau wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 11:54
Does he actually want to win, or does he just want to come in a little behind?

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
I'm stealing that.
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Apr 2019, 13:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39663

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

The Dany-Sam conflict is completely unnecessary. It leads directly to Jon learning his true parentage. Plus, all scenes with Sam are worth watching. It also demonstrated, as the show runners discussed in the after-episode segment, Sam's significantly different emotional reaction to news of his brot...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Apr 2019, 23:05
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

Someone pointed out grylliade outlasted hnr. Ha! Perhaps. But I believe HnR started around 01. The Grylliade was what? I want to say 05. So we've got a few years before we're older than HnR at it's passing. Which is not, of course, what "outlasted" meant in that context, but yeah. Frankly, at first...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Apr 2019, 18:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39663

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

So .... am I the only one who was a tad disappointed by last nigh's season premiere? After seven seasons spent arranging the pieces on the game board, I thought they'd actually start to play, but instead they just did more rearranging. Well, they did have to do a lot of table setting / dinner guest...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Apr 2019, 12:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3908
Views: 236419

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Spring in Minnesota https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/56669610_3035866509760567_3596667830566649856_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_eui2=AeH_7pc2HDxfakCHGegt14-tLZGAQSQSVHzWu_RIOwINMz7kJ9mgDHBL3eyp0JRbIqiT71qJ-MDJGYYOM6VIdh5xn2MbNtGpHBGlXCefiS0alw&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=530b6deb041f157e4edc1...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Apr 2019, 11:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 16627

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Since the U.S. government is required by law to buy only 'American manufactured' vehicles, never mind those Japanese and European cars that are actually made in the U.S., it's obvious Sanders is in the pocket of Big Ford.
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Apr 2019, 18:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 41593

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

The world was a better place (sartorially) when everyone I wanted to know was wearing a suit or a dress and everyone else had their first name embroidered on their shirt pockets.
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Apr 2019, 01:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 41593

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Hugh Akston wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 01:18
So again I'm not clear what the problem is. Are they opposed to clothes that are affordable, functional, comfortable, and stylish?
Fashionable, maybe. Stylish? Not so much.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Apr 2019, 23:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 41593

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Not a fan of current dress standards generally but it’s not like I have to keep to them Not sure what they're talking about there, aside from "men wore suits all the time, even if they were stained with puke and drool from their having slept rough in a back alley for the last decade". Aside from al...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Apr 2019, 22:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2357
Views: 160567

Re: Market Failure!

Detroit couple creates Netflix-like service with pro-socialist programming

Like any good start-up, they're trying to raise capital.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Apr 2019, 21:36
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

What I find most interesting is the addition of the "report spam or abuse" flag. They've always made a point of being for all practical purposes moderation-free, and I have to think they are not naive about wading into those waters, but still. Do they *really* know what that's going to take and how...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Apr 2019, 20:58
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

That would be surprising because I suspect it generates a substantial percentage of the site's hits. They're revamping the entire site this weekend and warned about delays and disruption.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Apr 2019, 20:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 41593

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

I am not trying to be glib when I point out that most elite college-educated women in their early twenties today live lives that would not seem very different from a prostitute’s to people in the era you are disparaging. Especially the part about leaving money on the dresser or paying their pimp in...
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Apr 2019, 20:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 811
Views: 38654

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

Kolohe wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 20:55
Airport just paged a 'Customer Earhart'
At least she's not the pilot.
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Apr 2019, 15:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 762
Views: 32288

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

It's possible, however unlikely, that if we made an effort to respect human action, we might live in a society where choking a motherfucker out is not the default response to a dispute. Jesus Hugh. That's a hell of a lot of wishful thinking packed into one sentence. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I...