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by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 00:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2550
Views: 128222

Re: Twitter!

Back row for you Pham. Was I ever considered front row? Remember what Jesus said: the first shall be last and the last shall be first, and that's especially important on death row. Is Jesus the guy who offers 72 virgins? No, that's Richard Branson. He offers 72 seats on Virgin Atlantic flights, but...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 22:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2550
Views: 128222

Re: Twitter!

Pham Nuwen wrote:
Yesterday, 21:02
JasonL wrote:
Yesterday, 19:51
Back row for you Pham.
Was I ever considered front row?
Remember what Jesus said: the first shall be last and the last shall be first, and that's especially important on death row.
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 20:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9692
Views: 401372

Re: Petty annoyances

But the frustration has been entirely with the bank, which seems to think I should pay them $30 to stop an automatic debit agreement. So, anyway, I think maybe that got resolved after over an hour on the phone and at least four different bank employees. Holy shitsnacks. Your time is cheap. I think ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 20:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9692
Views: 401372

Re: Petty annoyances

But the frustration has been entirely with the bank, which seems to think I should pay them $30 to stop an automatic debit agreement. So, anyway, I think maybe that got resolved after over an hour on the phone and at least four different bank employees. Holy shitsnacks. Your time is cheap. I think ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 19:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Filming music is like dancing to prog rock
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Filming music is like dancing to prog rock

Watched Scorsese's Rolling Thunder Revue on Netflix. It annoys me that it could be a perfectly interesting movie but it's not the one I wanted to see. The made up shit completely undermines the real footage, turning what could be interesting or enlightening into yet another chore of fact checking w...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 17:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9692
Views: 401372

Re: Petty annoyances

Spent the better part of the day making sure the thieving bastards from whom we've been renting an efficiency apartment in Austin for our son don't go ahead and try to debit our account for anything after he moves out in two weeks. But the frustration has been entirely with the bank, which seems to ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 15:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 251
Views: 16492

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

And I think you're delusional if you think the security state is worse now that it was under W. And it didn't get any better under Obama. ? Just what parts of the security state have been rolled back since the Patriot Act got passed? Is that what I said? I don't think that's what I said. The NSA ch...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

When I was in junior high school (middle school these days), that was the height of school social stratification and it was pretty much divided into two actual, discernible social groups with everyone else just blending into the masses, trying to survive the horrors of those years. The greasers were...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

Yeah, well, popular culture and especially popular culture aimed at adolescents is always going to glorify the disaffected, the rebel, etc. because that's what every adolescent feels like even if she's schlepping her laptop from AP class to AP class. Four mop tops from Liverpool is a much easier se...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

Yeah, well, popular culture and especially popular culture aimed at adolescents is always going to glorify the disaffected, the rebel, etc. because that's what every adolescent feels like even if she's schlepping her laptop from AP class to AP class. Four mop tops from Liverpool is a much easier sel...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 14:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

This is the same argument we had in the other place. You can tell either tolerant of the back row story so long as the the back row white kid didn't do something that makes him Deplorable, like wearing a hat which to be fair is just like the holocaust. You can tell an intolerant of the white back r...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 13:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 251
Views: 16492

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

We've had president trump. Can we really find a reason to not elect john mcafee as our next president? *waves tiny American flag* Yeah that sounds good in theory. But just look at the Trump years. Every day should be a laugh riot with our Clown In Chief, but noooooo all the humor gets sucked right ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 13:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2550
Views: 128222

Re: Twitter!

I read those replies you posted and have no idea what they are trying to say. It seems like they are trying to make vague unease(which I assume is normal) into some grand theory on reality. I'm not an intellectual and try my best to not fake being one. Is that what they are trying to do? Same. I'm ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 13:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 251
Views: 16492

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

We've had president trump. Can we really find a reason to not elect john mcafee as our next president? *waves tiny American flag* Yeah that sounds good in theory. But just look at the Trump years. Every day should be a laugh riot with our Clown In Chief, but noooooo all the humor gets sucked right ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 13:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

Mo wrote:
Yesterday, 07:26
JasonL wrote:Just for color, median US household net worth is like $68k. Top quintile is like $630k.
That top quintile seems very high.
It seems high that the top fifth of U.S. households have a net worth of $630k? Including home equity, retirement savings of whatever sort, etc?
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 01:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

However, if we are talking in absolute terms, the vast majority of the people living in the USA 100 years ago would qualify as 'desperately poor' in today's terms. And anyone with $1 million net worth today lives at a standard that would be 'wealthy' in terms of 100 years ago. Those aren't absolute...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 01:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

Sadly, there's no reasonable term for people whose wealth exceeds $1 million yet vastly falls short of even $10 million, let alone a billion, but the notion that someone with net assets of a million dollars being somehow fabulously wealthy hasn't been true for decades. Hell, that's not even the pri...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 00:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

Sadly, there's no reasonable term for people whose wealth exceeds $1 million yet vastly falls short of even $10 million, let alone a billion, but the notion that someone with net assets of a million dollars being somehow fabulously wealthy hasn't been true for decades. Hell, that's not even the pric...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jul 2019, 12:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Nippon
Replies: 195
Views: 14704

Re: Nippon

In most major cities there are hotels where you can rent rooms by the hour, too. You even get a fresh set of sheets from the front desk with your key!
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jul 2019, 04:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 576
Views: 34501

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

I have only so much outrage left for pretty much anything short of outright genocide at this point in my life and maybe not even for that and I'll fucking well not let you or anyone else tell me I'm part of the problem just because I'm not willing to scream about it as monotonously and shrilly as y...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jul 2019, 01:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 576
Views: 34501

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

My mistake, Painboy. I meant to say "History will look kindly upon these photos of Pence." Wait did you post that tweet approvingly? My apologies, I was rolling my eyes at the tweet not you. Oh well I guess everything is Nazis now. Carry on. No, Jennifer and Thoreau are NOT Nazis. The rest of us ar...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jul 2019, 00:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 576
Views: 34501

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

And do people of scots-irish descent count as white? Not white. Just like all the Slavs you hear about that are part of white nationalist groups. I'm just trying to survive the purge, man. Work with me! Speaking as a card-carrying WASP, the Scots make it because (1) scotch, (2) they're hard working...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Jul 2019, 00:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The "Historically Rich" game
Replies: 71
Views: 937

Re: The "Historically Rich" game

Still, I suspect even the more prosperous artisans and tradespeople -- let alone the Elizabethan equivalent of minimum-wage workers -- had to work a hell of a lot longer than 100 hours, to earn enough to buy a milch cow. If we learned nothing else from Fiddler On The Roof , it's that it was better ...
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Jul 2019, 23:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6586
Views: 221479

Re: Orange is the new President

Yeah, that's very good. I'm tempted to steal it.
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Jul 2019, 21:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 576
Views: 34501

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

My mistake, Painboy. I meant to say "History will look kindly upon these photos of Pence." Wait did you post that tweet approvingly? My apologies, I was rolling my eyes at the tweet not you. Oh well I guess everything is Nazis now. Carry on. No, Jennifer and Thoreau are NOT Nazis. The rest of us ar...