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by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 15:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)
Replies: 242
Views: 6884

Re: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)

Mo wrote:
13 Nov 2019, 18:00
Ok, so maybe DC doesn’t have the worst extended universe.


Depends on the DC.
by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 15:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7095
Views: 282365

Re: Orange is the new President

This is why I can never buy the 'Trump is a foreign agent' theory. Russia would never recruit anyone this incompetent. When life gives you oranges, make orange juice. And what goes into orange juice? Vodka! Where does vodka come from? This is all starting to come together... something something sap...
by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 15:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Ultramodern relationship problems
Replies: 24
Views: 352

Re: Ultramodern relationship problems

To answer the X-ennials question, X-ennials are people born in the boundary zone between Xers and Millennials. Typically 1978-82, IIRC. Timothy is in this category, and generally identifies more with Xer cynicism than Millennial idealism.
by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 14:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 192
Views: 16533

Re: Antivaxxers

Strong proponent of vaccination though I am, I don't believe infants under the age of 15 months can receive chicken pox vaccinations and that best practices are keeping infants away from possibly infected people. Bear in mind that we didn't even have a chicken pox vaccine until fairly recently. My ...
by lunchstealer
15 Nov 2019, 19:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163512

Re: Twitter!

JasonL wrote:
15 Nov 2019, 17:44
$10M seems high for merely “rich”. I mean median net worth is like $70,000 and $640,000 gets you in the top quintile.
It's the general amount at which you could reasonably just not work if you wanted to and still have the income to do things to keep from getting bored.
by lunchstealer
15 Nov 2019, 15:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163512

Re: Twitter!

Oh damn this just amuses the hell out of me. Thread.

(hat tip, The Inimitable Mr. Darkly)

by lunchstealer
15 Nov 2019, 14:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163512

Re: Twitter!

The Internet of Lies claims that Picoult is worth $10M. Which is rich but only barely. It's at the threshold of fuck you money. Jumping on Ellie's bandwagon. Would that I were only barely rich. Oh fuck yeah. I'm hardly poor, but I'm on the low threshold of comfortable. I'd happily be the not-rich o...
by lunchstealer
15 Nov 2019, 14:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163512

Re: Twitter!

I will also just chime in that, having been a teen boy at the time I started college, I was already reading the kind of shit a teen boy would read. I'd've been pissed if I'd gotten assigned Red Storm Rising or Ender's Game going into undergrad at a locally elite college. I should be challenged at le...
by lunchstealer
15 Nov 2019, 14:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163512

Re: Twitter!

The Internet of Lies claims that Picoult is worth $10M. Which is rich but only barely. It's at the threshold of fuck you money.
by lunchstealer
14 Nov 2019, 18:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163512

Re: Twitter!

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 17:56
Wait! What? Anthony Weiner had a sex-change operation and is now writing novels?
Naw she's still preop.
by lunchstealer
14 Nov 2019, 18:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163512

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 16:40
How much of this is SocJus and how much is just girl drama?
Damn son.
by lunchstealer
14 Nov 2019, 18:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1286
Views: 109944

Re: Music for the Masses

Don't like guitars in jazz :shock: Dude. What sins are you punishing yourself for? Team DAR. Don't get me wrong. Back in the 80s when Sandy was at USC* in the music program, I managed to get to see a lot of great performers who'd come through. I've seen some good guitarists, including once when Buc...
by lunchstealer
13 Nov 2019, 19:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1408
Views: 63652

Re: cars and how they get that way

I was in a budget planning meeting today and the campus planner went off on a brief tangent about how do you handle needing way more parking on your campus now, but knowing self-driving cars are coming down the pike (except you don't know exactly when)? It was a really interesting thing to ponder! ...
by lunchstealer
11 Nov 2019, 15:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5851
Views: 293450

Re: Light laffs

Dangerman wrote:
09 Nov 2019, 10:41
It's funny if you think correcting factual errors is the height of amusement.
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by lunchstealer
08 Nov 2019, 14:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12315
Views: 788694

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Admittedly it wasn't around the corner but I've been to pretty much all the old-school Mall museums, including the Hirshorn, National Gallery, Museum of Natural History and Museum of American History, (and the Air and Space, natch) so the Louvre wasn't overwhelming (although partly because I'd also ...
by lunchstealer
08 Nov 2019, 14:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 346
Views: 14023

Re: Dancing With the Dems

In the window of an apartment near me is a campaign sign that says "Warren has a plan for that!" Rarely have I seen a thing that so succinctly captures the difference in worldviews. Some people actually thought that was a good slogan. Whatever "that" is, Warren has a plan for it, and that is a good...
by lunchstealer
08 Nov 2019, 14:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Zack Snyder's Slow Motion French Fries: the DCEU Thread
Replies: 139
Views: 9389

Re: Zack Snyder's Slow Motion French Fries: the DCEU Thread

Warren wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 13:25
lunchstealer wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 13:00
Now I kinda wanna see Nicole Byer as Catwoman.
Hmmm I wouldn't reflexively rule out a plus size Catwoman. Big cats can still slink. But cat burglary is right out.
It's a fair cop.
by lunchstealer
08 Nov 2019, 13:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 562
Views: 36077

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

...so no one can grab your thumb and unlock your phone without your permission. I mean... How big is the gap between "grab your thumb" and "I won't tell you my passcode"? Well if cops have you handcuffed because you snorted at the wrong time, the difference between pressing the phone against your t...
by lunchstealer
08 Nov 2019, 13:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Zack Snyder's Slow Motion French Fries: the DCEU Thread
Replies: 139
Views: 9389

Re: Zack Snyder's Slow Motion French Fries: the DCEU Thread

Now I kinda wanna see Nicole Byer as Catwoman.
by lunchstealer
08 Nov 2019, 12:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 562
Views: 36077

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

The other thing I'm relieved about is getting back to a fresh battery. My 7 was over three years old and it could usually keep a charge for a day, but not always, and for the last couple of months you could be in the single-digits after a day of moderate use. A long conference call on speaker (I usu...
by lunchstealer
08 Nov 2019, 12:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 562
Views: 36077

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

More due to some cross-platform integration than specific brand loyalty, but I just replaced my iPhone 7 with an 11 Pro Max. I can expense it, and I needed a big clear screen to help overcome my reading-glasses-neediness. The rest is fine, but face-ID is actually pretty nice and works pretty seamle...
by lunchstealer
08 Nov 2019, 12:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 562
Views: 36077

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

More due to some cross-platform integration than specific brand loyalty, but I just replaced my iPhone 7 with an 11 Pro Max. I can expense it, and I needed a big clear screen to help overcome my reading-glasses-neediness. The rest is fine, but face-ID is actually pretty nice and works pretty seamles...
by lunchstealer
07 Nov 2019, 22:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12315
Views: 788694

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

It was kinda crowded in that part of the room so I glimpsed it from afar to bucket list it and moved on because there was a lot of cool shit that wasn't getting fangirled. Still preferred the Orsay and the British Museum because the Brits were very good at stealing stuff that was interesting rather ...
by lunchstealer
07 Nov 2019, 21:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 827
Views: 54116

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

The Quebec Ottawa suburbs are less awful from brief experience and damn-near-having-that-as-my-place-of-employment aren't nearly so militant and are indeed generally chill about the whole thing, except when you get to the government district that's full of Francophone bureaucrats, some of whom are t...
by lunchstealer
07 Nov 2019, 21:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1681
Views: 78030

Re: Inequality

My working theory is they think billionaires have money bins a la Scrooge McDuck, and they can just roll up with trucks and pack up two thirds of the contents and call it a day. Yep. Actually, if I had as much money as Gates, etc., I probably *would* have a basement vault filled with gold coins and...