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by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 13:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1037

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

The end of the Skins consecutive sell out streak should be the biggest story in Washington. That streak came to an end a long time ago, probably before Cooke died. For a while, they just deep discounted seats to corporations / lobbyists / etc. until the occasional glimmer of hope started selling ti...
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2018, 21:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 2314

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Number 6 wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 20:37
I'm sure we can at least agree that the autoplay previews are the devil.
You do a disservice, sir, to the Devil!
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2018, 19:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 2314

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

I"m confused -- who didn't like that he was a creepy, sadistic guy? I mean, he killed his mom and had sex with her head. Doesn't get much creepier. But he was also a really likeable guy in real life, and I was so impressed that the actor managed to make both aspects believable. I'm just trying to f...
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2018, 19:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 2314

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

So... Netflix shouldn't be trying to increase viewership among creepy, sadistic guys? Or someone doesn't like the fact that Netflix apparently thinks he's a creepy, sadistic guy?
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Sep 2018, 18:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1037

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

The problem is you only get to see one outcome. People who always oppose intervention always say it would have been worse had we intervened for example. They may be right but there tends to be a thumb on the scale of the preferred approach in the hypothetical case. When was it ever the case that th...
by D.A. Ridgely
09 Sep 2018, 12:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2260
Views: 102196

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Burt Reynold's movies were occasionally very good but many of them were bad then and aged badly. Reynolds wasn't a 'serious' actor, nor was he a great comic actor. What he was was a guy with a great deal of screen presence who neither in real life nor on film seemed to take the whole thing very seri...
by D.A. Ridgely
08 Sep 2018, 14:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13046

Re: Op-ediots

Aresen wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 19:30
thoreau wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 17:22
I dunno, there's something to be said for the person standing in between Trump and the launch codes.
*Envisions Mike Pence throwing himself on the Football*
Which is precisely why Pence won't allow himself to be alone in the same room with the Football!
by D.A. Ridgely
08 Sep 2018, 14:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13046

Re: Op-ediots

Kolohe wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 14:41
Technically, I was a Senate confirmed goverment official once upon a time during the W administration.
In that you were on a promotion list?
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Aug 2018, 06:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 16166

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Watergate led a bunch of Republicans to begin advocating prison reform. Perhaps the incarceration of the Trump campaign and administration will do the same. Would the Secret Service send agents to prison to prevent a convicted former POTUS from being ass-raped? Why not? Other mob bosses get some of...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Aug 2018, 01:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2260
Views: 102196

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Sudden thought about a topic I personally never thought about before: assuming your "50 years ago" date is accurate, I wonder how much of this decline of Broadway is because of the rise in movies at that time? According to a vaguely recalled documentary I saw on the theme "The 1970s were a Renaissa...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Aug 2018, 17:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2260
Views: 102196

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Mr. Simon ruled Broadway when Broadway was still worth ruling. I would not have expected a NYT obituary writer to be on the #MAGAtrain, but I guess it's sort of inevitable when your job is write about how much better it was back when people were alive. Not counting popular music, I'm not that much ...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Aug 2018, 12:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2260
Views: 102196

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Neil Simon, 91 Beginning with the breakthrough hits “Barefoot in the Park” (1963) and “The Odd Couple” (1965) and continuing with popular successes like “Plaza Suite” (1968), “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” (1971) and “The Sunshine Boys” (1974), Mr. Simon ruled Broadway when Broadway was still wort...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Aug 2018, 22:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4208
Views: 152070

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

JD wrote:
25 Apr 2018, 18:04
I would need to see a good bit more supporting evidence before I believed this story at all, even given that it wasn't so much "the USAF proposed" as "one USAF officer proposed."
The Air Force would never have proposed something that would have interfered with so many golf games.
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Aug 2018, 00:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind
Replies: 687
Views: 28758

Re: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind

JD wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 16:49
Warren wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 15:11
lunchstealer wrote:
24 Aug 2018, 14:48
They hand-pick civets out of goat poop? This world is too weird for me.
I thought it was monkey poop.
It's more like cat poop. Only it's not really a cat, either, just a distant relative of cats.
This explains why dogs eat cat poop: they can't hold a coffee cup.
by D.A. Ridgely
19 Aug 2018, 20:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2888
Views: 91996

Re: I just don't get it

You get full blown due process of the sort most people here think of when the phrase is used if you're a U.S. citizen inside the U.S.. You still get due process, but less process is due if you're not a U.S. citizen or not in the U.S. legally. In broad brush strokes, you get full due process if you'r...
by D.A. Ridgely
18 Aug 2018, 22:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2888
Views: 91996

Re: I just don't get it

In all my years of escalator riding that's never been a thing. People ride the escalator at it's speed. A lot of them aren't really wide enough for two lanes of traffic. Even in airports where people are in a hurry there's luggage that prevents that. I'm trying to think of someplace I've seen someo...
by D.A. Ridgely
17 Aug 2018, 21:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2888
Views: 91996

Re: I just don't get it

Rick Mercer is a Canadian leftist comedian whose primary schtick was "Talking to Americans" where he would ambush ordinary Americans to show how ignorant they were (usually of Canada). I hated the schtick both because it played into a popular Canadian Leftist prejudice and you absolutely know that ...
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Aug 2018, 13:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 45
Views: 687

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

I've never made baklava. I actually prefer the Egyptian version in Astoria to the Greek. A little less overwhelming on the sweetness. Have you had feteer with honey? I love that stuff whenever I go to Egypt. It's basically Egyptian crepe, you can have sweet or savory versions. The ones with Egyptia...
by D.A. Ridgely
09 Aug 2018, 17:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind
Replies: 687
Views: 28758

Re: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind

What Highway said.
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Jul 2018, 17:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5811
Views: 137707

Re: Orange is the new President

No one ever went broke overestimating the stupidity of Donald Trump.
by D.A. Ridgely
19 Jul 2018, 15:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If You're So Smart, How Come You're a Phone?
Replies: 4
Views: 114

If You're So Smart, How Come You're a Phone?

Time to upgrade from my increasingly erratic Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge. So, any thoughts on Galaxy 9 versus iPhone X? My preliminary thoughts are that my previous iPhone was much more intuitive and especially better at storing and playing music. The new iPhone comes with an option for more memory, which...
by D.A. Ridgely
07 Jul 2018, 23:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2260
Views: 102196

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

I agree that they don't want to be confronted with it, which is why they use euphemisms like execution or capital punishment. I'm skeptical that the optics are the lynchpin holding up that and other abominable institutions. I fear that if they were broadcast live you would see a society with more n...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 Jul 2018, 22:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5811
Views: 137707

Re: Orange is the new President

It apparently was indeed random blabbering that his aides were able to prevent from turning into action. The problem with Trump is that he has no real understanding of anything, and no serious ideas, so all he ever produces is random blabbering .... He has single-handedly created the Brownian Motio...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 Jul 2018, 22:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 317
Views: 13444

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

No spoilers for now, but definitely go see "Ant-Man and the Wasp." I think it's one of their very best movies.