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by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 10:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2677
Views: 153233

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

Netflix picked up Lucifer for a 4th season. I stopped watching somewhere around the middle of Season 2 when it became little more than a romcom police procedural.
by D.A. Ridgely
18 May 2019, 18:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1194
Views: 43930

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

At this point, I'm rooting for Bran to win the Iron Throne because he's had the most experience sitting.
by D.A. Ridgely
17 May 2019, 20:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2352
Views: 122582

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

None of them cared enough to live another week and see how Game of Thrones turned out.
by D.A. Ridgely
14 May 2019, 23:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2920
Views: 103660

Re: I just don't get it

We eat most family meals in the dining room but the good china, silver and linen doesn't get used except for major holidays and formal dinners, of which we only have two or three a year these days, typically when guests are in town, and not to impress them with the good china but as a tacit way of s...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 May 2019, 15:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2920
Views: 103660

Re: I just don't get it

It would be wrong to say that "good china" like sterling silver flatware patterns, curtains and shoes tend to be things that only (some) women care with any level of passion about, but as gross generalizations go, it's pretty much true.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 May 2019, 15:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1194
Views: 43930

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

It would probably all make more sense to me now if I hadn't missed the episode where the guy in the leather jacket water skis over a shark.
by D.A. Ridgely
12 May 2019, 13:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

Bret Weinstein is an involuntary member of the IDW. A liberal professor at a small NE college, but he refused to obey the edicts of the SJWs and was expelled from Left Society. "Small NE college"? Warren, please Google Evergreen State and get back to us. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk Are yo...
by D.A. Ridgely
12 May 2019, 12:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2352
Views: 122582

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

Jasper wrote:
12 May 2019, 09:18
Peggy Lipton. 😢
Now staring in the reboot "The Sod Squad."
by D.A. Ridgely
10 May 2019, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

Joe Rogan's a comic, albeit one who found (not unlike Bill Maher and Dennis Miller before him) that the continuum from stand-up comic to talk show host to political commentator can be pretty seamless. I think even he would be hard pressed to consider himself a public intellectual.
by D.A. Ridgely
08 May 2019, 19:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Legal Eagle Question
Replies: 113
Views: 7111

Re: Legal Eagle Question

The general principle is that criminal jurisdiction does not apply beyond the state's jurisdiction. However, I can imagine a creative application of the laws of conspiracy being used. I suspect such laws will be struck down once challenged, but that would be the likely approach the state would take...
by D.A. Ridgely
08 May 2019, 18:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Legal Eagle Question
Replies: 113
Views: 7111

Re: Legal Eagle Question

The Mann Act is federal, i.e., transporting females across state lines for immoral purposes. (BTW, it also applies to transporting... inside any federal territory so, e.g., from one part of D.C. to another could violate the Mann Act.) The general principle is that criminal jurisdiction does not appl...
by D.A. Ridgely
08 May 2019, 00:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6350
Views: 194121

Re: Orange is the new President

Small hands, big losses. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/07/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html Con man all the way. Not to belittle the story, but this is today's least surprising news, considering that his business bankruptcies were a matter of public record. Trump's presidency is pro...
by D.A. Ridgely
08 May 2019, 00:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: John Oliver we can agree with
Replies: 176
Views: 9810

Re: John Oliver we can agree with

thoreau wrote:
07 May 2019, 23:43
And of course Great Libertarian Judge Alex Kozinski was willing to go on camera and say that we need more decapitations.
Are we not libertarians? No! We are decapitalists!
by D.A. Ridgely
07 May 2019, 23:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12063
Views: 723246

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Gotta admire this kid's pluck!

by D.A. Ridgely
07 May 2019, 21:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 138
Views: 4672

Re: Voting methodologies

Republicans used to oppose the practice, but given current demographic trends they may be ready to reconsider permitting the dead to vote.
by D.A. Ridgely
07 May 2019, 21:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 487
Views: 21076

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'll vote for Cthulu to be dictator for life (Campaign motto: I will literally cast humanity into an endless abyss of horror.) if he promises to abolish PowerPoint forever on day one. I'm pretty sure an endless abyss of horror would almost by definition involve many, many partisan political PowerPo...
by D.A. Ridgely
07 May 2019, 19:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Explain like I'm five
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Explain like I'm five

I'm not an expert on this either, but my understanding is that efficiently digesting cellulose requires specialists, and gut bacteria often help. Also, the rate of nitrogen fixation is a key limiting factor in many ecosystems, so it's no surprise that when you dump protein-rich animal flesh into an...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 May 2019, 22:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 465
Views: 26196

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

Hugh Akston wrote:
06 May 2019, 22:24
So is Jessica Jones the best Marvel series on Netflix or what?
Yes.
by D.A. Ridgely
06 May 2019, 22:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 487
Views: 21076

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

If we learned nothing more from Independence Day, it's that alien life forms all use Apple product interfaces.
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2019, 21:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 487
Views: 21076

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Fair enough, but I wouldn't compare her to Trump. She seems like one of those people who has iron discipline until she doesn't. At least in public. Trump lies so much that he has to change his lies by mid-sentence. And then he pouts at anyone who points it out. Trump was an amusing buffoon until he...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2019, 20:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 487
Views: 21076

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

My guess is that if she had won in 2016, she would have started off less pragmatic than Obama or her husband, but only slightly less so. She'd already spent nearly a quarter of a century playing a long game, and she probably would have hunkered down to try to win back the Senate in 2018 so that she...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2019, 19:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 487
Views: 21076

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Actually, I believe she became Public Enemy #1 long before that. When she made her remark about housewives staying at home and baking cookies, she alienated a shitload of women, including working women who knew that their own stay-at-home mothers had done a whole lot more than bake cookies. My moth...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2019, 19:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 487
Views: 21076

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

In fairness to Hillary Clinton, and that's something you'll probably never see me write again, she was probably always significantly to the left of her husband and Obama. In what sense? I am not sure that I know what it means to say where a politician's views "really" are. In office she was never a...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2019, 18:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 487
Views: 21076

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

In fairness to Hillary Clinton, and that's something you'll probably never see me write again, she was probably always significantly to the left of her husband and Obama. That's not to make her out as a Stalinist aside from the fact that she loved wielding power as much as Stalin did, but she at lea...