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by lunchstealer
18 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worth a Thousand Lulz
Replies: 797
Views: 48450

Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Yeah you just reject the random selections. Needs more force behind it. Like where-do-I-eat-meets-ransomware.
by lunchstealer
19 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5578
Views: 223783

Re: Light laffs

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by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 02:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind
Replies: 673
Views: 28035

Re: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind

Pham Nuwen wrote:
Yesterday, 00:32
Old people in cars! It will happen to you, Ellie!
Specifically, old people driving around in and then looking at cars. Not old people gettin' it on in cars. Well not mostly.
by lunchstealer
11 Aug 2018, 16:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1260
Views: 67231

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Jesus, that Nemesis movie was HORRIBLE. It might have made a fair-to-middling TNG episode if you trimmed it down an cut out some unnecessary subplots, but as a full-length movie -- blecch . I see you've met Insurrection only without them straight up murdering a guy at the end. Well technically by l...
by lunchstealer
11 Aug 2018, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind
Replies: 673
Views: 28035

Re: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind

I know this stuff intellectually, but ugh. And here in colored reddish, it's 32 years.

Which still gets you to '86, but now I'm only off in my mind by 13 years which I can live with.
by lunchstealer
10 Aug 2018, 12:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind
Replies: 673
Views: 28035

Re: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind

Yeah no spark so not running. Yeah, you smoked the alternator when your reverse polarized the battery. It's cheap and easy to protect against that. I wouldn't stand in the way of legislation that would hold CEOs of vehicle manufactures what didn't protect the alternator personally libel to buy thei...
by lunchstealer
10 Aug 2018, 12:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 41
Views: 1310

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Is it just me, or does this seem like a huge overreaction by the Saudis to anyone else? Like "You can't tell me what to do! I bet you're not even my REAL mom!" teen tantrum level overreaction to "Your room is a mess." I'm guessing there's some sort of cultural aspect to it, but I certainly can't sp...
by lunchstealer
10 Aug 2018, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind
Replies: 673
Views: 28035

Re: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind

Yeah no spark so not running.

And my place does set aside some time for classic/project cars. Also apparently 1970s now count as classic.
by lunchstealer
10 Aug 2018, 04:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: tio's neato nature thread
Replies: 1126
Views: 59453

Re: tio's neato nature thread

I’m going to bet against ichneumon wasp because the long bit on DE’s specimen is the actual abdomen, not an ovipositor like on the wasp.

Could still be a wasp of some sort, but not ichneumon.
by lunchstealer
09 Aug 2018, 15:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind
Replies: 673
Views: 28035

Re: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind

Question about auto mechanics and the choosing thereof. The Erstwhile Surly Teen used some of his extra cash picked up during his Korea deployment to buy an old beat up Mustang ('73 with a 351). It was to be a fixer-upper, but has ended up being more fixey than anticipated, especially since while 'h...
by lunchstealer
07 Aug 2018, 16:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1340
Views: 45633

Re: cars and how they get that way

Is it just me or is Toyota Flo totally a cylon? Are you crossing the streams? I keep getting online Toyota ads, and they've got a ... presenter woman? Not sure what the term is, but basically a Flo From Progressive but for Toyota, and ... maybe it's just me but I'm pretty sure she's a cylon. It's r...
by lunchstealer
07 Aug 2018, 04:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1340
Views: 45633

Re: cars and how they get that way

Is it just me or is Toyota Flo totally a cylon?
by lunchstealer
06 Aug 2018, 05:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: It doesn't matter if you're black or white
Replies: 394
Views: 10727

Re: It doesn't matter if you're black or white

I saw a sticker on a street sign today that said "MAKE RACISTS AFRAID AGAIN." Um ... were they ever afraid to start with? More than they are now? I don't remember this period of history. Well, we saw the explosion of assholes who thought Trump's election meant they could be open about their racism....
by lunchstealer
04 Aug 2018, 18:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1340
Views: 45633

Re: cars and how they get that way

I will say that at metered onramps I almost never have to worry about the dumbass in front of me not accelerating enough to merge properly. I almost always have plenty of room to match speed, even at poorly built, too-short onramps. That's just my observation.
by lunchstealer
04 Aug 2018, 01:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5687
Views: 132364

Re: Orange is the new President

Where are the Kleins?
There ought to be Kleins?
by lunchstealer
03 Aug 2018, 22:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 73
Views: 2633

Re: Familiar spirits

I got randomly curious about aquavit and picked up a bottle of Linie. That is a remarkably smooth drink for the ABV. And by way of follow-up, I finished the bottle in about a week, which is crazy -fast for me. It's just terribly easy to drink neat. Will have to employ more caution as I try other aq...
by lunchstealer
03 Aug 2018, 15:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1340
Views: 45633

Re: cars and how they get that way

Denver is also all ate up with congestion-dependent ramp metering.
by lunchstealer
03 Aug 2018, 15:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 863
Views: 58770

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Yeah, "steampunk" has zilch to do with 70s-80s punk. Of course, I mostly just think it's tacking on brass-rimmed goggles and clockwork to things that don't have them. Yeah as I understand it the term was originally a very tongue-in-cheek joke on the term cyberpunk. Very much this. It's punk in that...
by lunchstealer
03 Aug 2018, 12:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6540
Views: 198060

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Presuming her account is somewhere near truth, neither of them covered themselves in glory. I kinda have to assume that her account is biased in her favor. Everyone's narrative paints themselves better and exaggerates/highlights the other's flaws to make the best possible case for themselves. I can...
by lunchstealer
02 Aug 2018, 17:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Onion that could've been in The News
Replies: 208
Views: 24824

Re: Onion that could've been in The News

This seems to be a true thing.

by lunchstealer
01 Aug 2018, 20:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9325
Views: 330382

Re: Petty annoyances

Denial, duh.
by lunchstealer
01 Aug 2018, 13:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9325
Views: 330382

Re: Petty annoyances

JD wrote:
31 Jul 2018, 14:35
I have had to increase the text size on my cell phone. THERE, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW, AGING? I HAVE A LARGE-PRINT CELLPHONE NOW. PLEASED WITH YOURSELF, AGING?
I am about to the point where large print cellphonery doesn't get the job done. :cry:
by lunchstealer
01 Aug 2018, 12:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2108
Views: 82837

Re: Twitter!

Yes but that’s some disingenuous nonsense in the tweet. Or dumb. Both. The reasons we don’t have single payer - 1) sticker shock to taxpayers not just rich ones; 2) income shock to providers. Not 3) companies waging class war. I think there's also a healthy dose of 4) I built a lot of my identity a...
by lunchstealer
30 Jul 2018, 00:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1134
Views: 76600

Re: Music for the Masses

wait do most dads know who wilco is? and did wilco get a full time gig as jay leno's house band on the tonight show?
by lunchstealer
26 Jul 2018, 21:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3933
Views: 130241

Re: When journalism goes bad

Warren wrote:
Number 6 wrote:
26 Jul 2018, 19:08
I actually made a sound-a sort of low sizzling.
You did? Or it did?
He did. Have you seen the man? He’s hot.