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by Jake
08 Nov 2019, 18:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 346
Views: 14032

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 Jake
04 Nov 2019, 15:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 545
Views: 29507

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Start off the meeting with "So just to be clear, is this conversation the 'Ozzie and Harriet' style of 'kitchen table conversation', or is it the sort of conversation that actually happens at our kitchen tables, in which case we're going to need leather bodysuits and a heck of a lot more whipped cre...
by Jake
21 Oct 2019, 00:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 93
Views: 2108

Re: Epiphanies

I accuse Warren of being a millennial man who brags about how woke he is!
by Jake
19 Oct 2019, 14:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)
Replies: 242
Views: 6901

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

Gallup: 52% Support Impeachment and Removal I know he'd be the fourth to be officially cited by impeachment, but how cool would it be to have been alive when the first one was actually pulled from office via a constitutional mechanism? Could it really be? If you can find a way to 'Blue Pill' 20 GOP...
by Jake
17 Oct 2019, 17:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 346
Views: 14032

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Another $20 here. How much does this sort of thing cost out that way, anyhow?
by Jake
17 Oct 2019, 17:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Our National Pastime
Replies: 293
Views: 27972

Re: Our National Pastime

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 16:01
human bobble-head presidents
I "met" those... things last year at the National League of Cities conference in DC. They are no less disturbing-looking up close.
by Jake
14 Oct 2019, 11:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1564
Views: 74909

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

So I've got a meeting at the White House next week (really!). I really want this "changing landscape of suits" thing to mean I can show up in jeans and a Star Wars t-shirt, but I suspect I'm gonna need to wear a suit and tie anyhow.
by Jake
12 Sep 2019, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our AI Overlords Will be Dumb as Rocks
Replies: 57
Views: 4202

Re: Our AI Overlords Will be Dumb as Rocks

Aresen wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 15:21
JasonL wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 14:53
You missed the part where it’s Japan.
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 15:18
And the part about how it's been the plot of upwards of a dozen Star Trek and Twilight Zone episodes.
My bad. I assumed grylliaders wouldn't have to be told those things.
It's like Aresen knows us... :)
by Jake
12 Sep 2019, 15:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 882
Views: 54352

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

dhex wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 13:25
Mo wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 09:21
When did dhex start making dad jokes?
[dad jokes]
Dhex is preparing for a new writing career, to commence as soon as the pot-enriched version of Laffy Taffy is ready to launch. :)
by Jake
09 Sep 2019, 13:26
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: ATOMIC FRUITBAT SIGNAL
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: ATOMIC FRUITBAT SIGNAL

I don't think it has a snowball's chance of passing, but I'll do some selective irradiation just in case. ;)
by Jake
09 Sep 2019, 11:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4852
Views: 259388

Re: Food

Warren wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 22:45
dhex wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 21:04
That's half the fun of spicy food dude.
What's the other half?
Watching someone with less spice tolerance than you have eating the same thing.
by Jake
05 Sep 2019, 16:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 649
Views: 20261

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

So there's not much in the way of good experiments in UBI out there, but it occurs to me that we have a sort of "natural experiment" that's been going on for years: the prison system. Prisoners have their (extremely) basic needs met; they have food, water, shelter. They have a place to sleep and a p...
by Jake
05 Sep 2019, 01:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1595
Views: 67910

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

Gordon B. Hinckley. Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time.
by Jake
03 Sep 2019, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7052
Views: 276025

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

“The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.” I remember these claims about D&D during the Satanic Panic of the '80s... and I so desperately wanted to ask the aut...
by Jake
03 Sep 2019, 16:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1221
Views: 54300

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

Aresen wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 15:39
We almost need a thread for anti-gay preachers and activists
Aresen wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 15:39
who later come out as gay
But you repeat yourself. :)
by Jake
03 Sep 2019, 16:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7052
Views: 276025

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

“The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.” I remember these claims about D&D during the Satanic Panic of the '80s... and I so desperately wanted to ask the aut...
by Jake
30 Aug 2019, 20:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3462
Views: 181843

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I didn't notice it at all. I'm gonna sleep right through the Big One, I expect.
by Jake
10 Aug 2019, 20:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 153
Views: 6694

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

Aresen wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 18:14
Interesting that the central figure in Milhouse Van Houten's organization chart (the figure in the top center) appears to be the Atomic Fruitbat.
No comment.
by Jake
10 Aug 2019, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9811
Views: 447451

Re: Petty annoyances

Wixenstyx wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 14:51
[...] but I swear if they say, 'We should really norm around that." one more time I am going to beat them to death with my cane.
Some motivated... reinterpretation may be in order.

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by Jake
10 Aug 2019, 11:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 153
Views: 6694

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

The Internet is alive with conspiracy nattering at the moment. I'm not staking out a position on whether Epstein's death is or is not a conspiracy, at this point, but I will push back against at least one argument I'm seeing out there: "He was on suicide watch, therefore it must have been murder!" C...
by Jake
10 Aug 2019, 11:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7052
Views: 276025

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I'm guessing he was trying to do a weird flex on his Second Amendment rights. Hey, it looks like I was right! The story's been updated . "I wanted to know if that Walmart honored the Second Amendment," Dmitriy Andreychenko told investigators, according to a probable cause statement filed by Springf...
by Jake
10 Aug 2019, 05:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7052
Views: 276025

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I'm guessing he was trying to do a weird flex on his Second Amendment rights. There are people who'll walk into a city hall, for example, and say horrible things to the staff, and/or get all up in their faces recording video because they want to "test" the local government and see if they can get th...
by Jake
08 Aug 2019, 17:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1408
Views: 63662

Re: cars and how they get that way

Flip up lights or gtfo ;) As the former owner/driver of a Ford Probe, I take issue with this. They look cool until the mechanism fails, at which point your car either looks like it's drunk or flirting all the time. Not worth it. Drunk and flirting seems like a good way to make sure your car is popu...
by Jake
07 Aug 2019, 11:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2818
Views: 182590

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

Binge-watched the first season of The Boys on Amazon Prime. Loved it, and can't wait for Season 2. The basic idea is this: Imagine that Wayne Industries was the employer/sponsor of the Justice League. Except that Wayne Industries was corrupt as hell, and the Justice League was made up of sociopathic...
by Jake
07 Aug 2019, 10:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9811
Views: 447451

Re: Petty annoyances

Internet-based college courses that leverage the 'busy work' convention of 'Comment on X posts from your classmates' just strike me as lazy. Peer review is fine in its place, but I really don't care what my classmates think of my spreadsheet of t-test practice problems, nor do I care to waste my ti...