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by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 16:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7375
Views: 332397

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

All this talk makes me want a half-smoke from Ben's Chili Bowl.

(If you don't know what a half-smoke is, that's okay; it's a Washington area thing.)
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 11:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The real criminal is the judge
Replies: 61
Views: 8554

Re: The real criminal is the judge

Okay, but a teenager on probation. Was her PO probably overzealous? Almost certainly. But in context this isn't about just any kid not doing her homework.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 21:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7375
Views: 332397

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Can we at least agree that boiled hot dogs are an abomination? I hated hot dogs for decades. I'm fairly certain that the trauma of boiled hot dogs are why. In the same way one can occasionally get a craving for McDonalds, I think anyone who grew up or worked in a major city can't help but occasiona...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 20:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 683
Views: 56370

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

One of my favorite theories about 2016 is that the election of Obama effectively communicated to low-information voters which party was the pro-black-people party. And thus it solidified the racist/white-ethnic voting bloc for the Republicans, when a lot of them hadn't really registered the racial ...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 18:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 683
Views: 56370

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I think a lot also depends on what happens to Trumpers afterward. If the AG uncovers crimes and goes after them, is their a partisan backlash or is there some sort of long term memory holing because “we got rid of the bad ones.” On the other hand if there’s a “look forward, not backward” does one s...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 18:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7375
Views: 332397

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I differentiate for no particular reason between condiments such as mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, etc. and toppings such as cheese, onions, peppers, etc. I do actually prefer ordinary yellow mustard on ordinary Hebrew National hotdogs and anyone who doesn't like it can promptly fuck off. Chopped oni...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 17:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 683
Views: 56370

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Meta political question: is some of the left's, um, excesses simply a reaction to Trump such that if Trump loses sanity returns in some degree? Meta meta political question: Or, is the lesson going to be that this is how you deal with opposition and the next Romney-esque moderate or any random asso...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 17:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7375
Views: 332397

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Mo wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 16:48
A good hot dog is good. Also, a good hot dog involves no ketchup.
Mustard is the only acceptable condiment for sausages, period.

Also, sure, there are good hotdogs but they're not what get thrown on the Weber 90+% of the time because the kids are going to eat them. With ketchup.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 683
Views: 56370

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

One particularly unpleasant October Surprise occurred to me: Pence becomes #46 in October through benefit of COVID-19 and wins on November 3rd on a sympathy vote. If Pence is the candidate, he loses in a romp. None of those Trump voters will turn out for Pence, so he'll be left with the Republicans...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 16:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3075
Views: 231730

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

Wife just wrapped a Community binge a thon. I got tired of it but thought it was funny in parts. Late seasons were strained as is always the case. I thought Parks and Rec was really strong after the first season and I expected to hate it as I'm not an Office guy. Parks and Rec definitely more watch...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 16:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7375
Views: 332397

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

To address this burning issue in philosophical terms, Hanson's disease may not be Hanson's Disease.

And the reason for hotdogs is small children who, inexplicably, prefer them to hamburgers, let alone actual, um, well, you know, barbecue.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 16:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 35150

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Why is it that arguments about employee security and the evils of employment at will never seem to address the fact that employees are also free to quit? Yeah, yeah, economic and power imbalance and no arms-length dealings and blah, blah, blah. Still, any ethically defensible argument for employee t...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Jul 2020, 15:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3075
Views: 231730

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

Wife just wrapped a Community binge a thon. I got tired of it but thought it was funny in parts. Late seasons were strained as is always the case. I thought Parks and Rec was really strong after the first season and I expected to hate it as I'm not an Office guy. Parks and Rec definitely more watch...
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Jul 2020, 15:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1339
Views: 47180

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Jul 2020, 15:04
I was told that the left kept the border open to long and Trump closed it anyway. This doesn't hurt the maga peeps at all in terms of belief.
They weren't the sort to travel abroad, anyway.
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jul 2020, 21:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7728
Views: 413296

Re: Orange is the new President

Yeah, well, for the record, I got the right answer. I just didn't have to do any conscious processing on the other question.
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jul 2020, 20:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7728
Views: 413296

Re: Orange is the new President

I hate doing arithmetic in my head so I actually struggled with "keep subtracting 7." Not because I don't know how to do so, but my eyes glaze over at such problems so I did have to concentrate for a moment. In my aged defense, my eyes glazed over at that sort of problem in my 20s, too.
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jul 2020, 19:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7728
Views: 413296

Re: Orange is the new President

This is a little old, but of course bad-Trump news comes in faster than anyone can keep up with: WTF was up with him taking a "cognitive test" at Walter Reed? (Given how he bragged about "acing" it, I'd wager he thinks a "passing a cognitive test" is equivalent to "scoring Mensa-level on an IQ test...
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jul 2020, 15:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1339
Views: 47180

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Hey, listen, if you're going to wildly overspend, our house is available! Only $4500 plus utilities a month and it's a one mile walk to two different Orange Line stations! I tell you, it's a bargain at that price!
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jul 2020, 15:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1339
Views: 47180

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I have kept myself to a pretty strict lockdown. I've been out shopping like four times since mid-March, taken a couple masked walks in the park with friends, and I have a couple people in my social bubble I see closely. My current plan is to keep that up until either vaccination or suppression. But...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 23:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8976
Views: 389780

Re: Observations of the Random sort

D-n
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 23:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8976
Views: 389780

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Same with g-t, albeit using slang.
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 20:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8976
Views: 389780

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Given that "bot" is now arguably a word in its own right, rather than a slangy shorthand for "robot," the two-consonant combo b-t makes a proper English word with any of the five full-time vowels in between: bat, bet, bit, bot, but. I'm trying to think of other two-consonant combos for which that w...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 19:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4419
Views: 228381

Re: When journalism goes bad

Kolohe wrote:
10 Jul 2020, 17:59
One thing that is probably a net benefit of social media is that everyone eventually learns all the different arguments 3rd thru 6th century CE Christians had with each other.
Something like this?
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1339
Views: 47180

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Mo wrote:
10 Jul 2020, 19:13
Sure. But I think DeSantis and Abbott don’t change their minds as quickly on stupid shit without Trump in the White House. And if it was President Jeb! Neither do the rest of the Republican governors. If it’s Hillary, Kemp and Ducey are probably still morons.
Agreed.
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 19:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1339
Views: 47180

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I maintain that a change in administration will not solve the problem of getting everyone on the same page. Concur. That ship has not only sailed, it has traveled partway across the ocean, struck an iceberg, sunk, and is now having a major motion picture starring Leonardo diCaprio made about it. Ev...