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by Jake
15 Jan 2019, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 339
Views: 17582

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

**wipes away tear, tries to hide it**
by Jake
15 Jan 2019, 15:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1705
Views: 94303

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

So they Ted Turnered a war. I'll pass They did substantially more than that. They added sound, remastered the images, and did frame correction to compensate for the different frame rates. It strips away the weird surreal feeling footage of that time normally has. Especially the sped up feeling it h...
by Jake
15 Jan 2019, 14:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2229
Views: 96079

Re: Twitter!

https://twitter.com/laureneoneal/status/1082461742477791232 Also, crimes against graphic design. Crimes. The punishment was... **puts on sunglasses** ...fully justified. YEEEAAAAHHHHHH /CSIMiamiMeme Seriously, though. You can't just fully justify every line and pretend you've thereby done something...
by Jake
11 Jan 2019, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9436
Views: 353169

Re: Petty annoyances

Kind of? The flexibility in trained staff isn’t adequate for variability in call volumes in many cases. I might buy that if I didn't get that message every friggin' time. When you have millions of customers, the load is statistically very predictable. They didn't say higher-than-predicted call volu...
by Jake
10 Jan 2019, 21:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5677
Views: 239164

Re: Light laffs

2:21 -- Man in glasses visibly falling asleep to the music, but gamely clapping along anyhow.
by Jake
10 Jan 2019, 13:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9436
Views: 353169

Re: Petty annoyances

Whenever I have to call in to a 'Customer Service Department' and get put on hold, there is the inevitable message "We are experiencing higher than usual call volumes." I hate this effing lie. They know damn well the expected call volumes at any given moment and deliberately staff below the necessa...
by Jake
07 Jan 2019, 12:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This Life is Absurd
Replies: 139
Views: 8403

Re: This Life is Absurd

Andrew wrote:
06 Jan 2019, 20:36
I don't know who Alton Brown is. Isn't he someone the singer refers to in "Winter Wonderland"?
In the meadow we can build a snowman
We'll pretend that he is Alton Brown
He'll say, Are you married?
We'll say, No man
Then he'll pull out his toys and go to town...
by Jake
11 Dec 2018, 16:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 76645

Re: Home $weet Home

From watching the video, I have but one question: how much and how often do you enjoy mowing? 'Cause I see a lot of mowing for a future owner.
by Jake
03 Dec 2018, 12:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4224
Views: 164183

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Paging Jadagul (or anyone else who happens to know the answer to this riddle): I bought another linen shirt a couple of days ago -- this one of thicker material than my "extreme hot weather" linen shirts, so it's going in my "temperatures that WOULD be comfortable, were it not so cloyingly humid" p...
by Jake
30 Nov 2018, 23:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2634
Views: 140928

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

lunchstealer wrote:
30 Nov 2018, 23:17
And Monty Python is absurd because instead of a chicken it's a fish and they slap each other with fishes one of which is fucking huge and knocks the dancer into the canal.
That's all the excuse I need!

by Jake
29 Nov 2018, 21:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When life gives you Yemens
Replies: 35
Views: 3480

Re: When life gives you Yemens

You've gotta admit, though, if you want your time in office to look like the Golden Age of America, you've just gotta do two things:

1) Follow George W. Bush.
2) Precede Donald Trump.

All else will be obscured by the divine light radiating from the Halo of Not Being Either of Those Guys.
by Jake
29 Nov 2018, 02:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 333
Views: 23238

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Hugh Akston wrote:
29 Nov 2018, 02:04
Image
This is me in every group picture.
by Jake
28 Nov 2018, 20:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9436
Views: 353169

Re: Petty annoyances

You would think that being gamers my roommates would be better at dishwasher Tetris. It's like they had a garbage can full of dishes and just dumped them in the dish washer, closed the door, and let her rip. Unsurprisingly there ends up being dishes not fully cleaned. It's strategic. They've read t...
by Jake
24 Nov 2018, 22:33
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Legalizing Marijuana and Gay Marriage Seemed Impossible
Replies: 21
Views: 539

Re: Legalizing Marijuana and Gay Marriage Seemed Impossible

I remember the old H&R arguments about it. The correct position (in my not-so-humble opinion) always was: Yes, government should be out of the marriage business. But as long as that's not the case, gay couples should have just as much right to marriage as straight couples. John and a legion of troll...
by Jake
24 Nov 2018, 18:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Odd words that don't look or sound like what they mean
Replies: 50
Views: 1412

Re: Odd words that don't look or sound like what they mean

I guess that makes "sipid" a cousin of "gruntled".
by Jake
19 Nov 2018, 16:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 345
Views: 16836

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

That is totally his bedroom from the Princess Bride!
by Jake
09 Nov 2018, 00:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 325
Views: 19348

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

I'm in L.A. right now for the annual National League of Cities "City Summit" conference, and today Elon Musk came to speak to us. He actually seemed less weird in person than his public/online persona would suggest... or maybe just more *understandably* weird. When L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti asked him...
by Jake
31 Oct 2018, 17:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Hooray for Halloween!
Replies: 384
Views: 14362

Re: Hooray for Halloween!

Ellie wrote:
30 Oct 2018, 19:51
Those are SICK. Sick in the good way, obviously. You're amazing.
No kidding! I think Owen Wilson said it best.

by Jake
31 Oct 2018, 15:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 5070

Re: Vote or Die

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
28 Oct 2018, 14:09
Facebook is like a locker room with all the players screaming at each other how much they have to win and then forgetting they have to take the field and actually play the gawddamn game.
I'm late to the thread, but... sigged!
by Jake
31 Oct 2018, 14:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.
Replies: 296
Views: 36463

Re: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.

"TIL that it's genetically impossible for whales to have evolved from leg-having ancestors, millions of scientists are signing a petition to stop the teaching of evolution and evolution isn't real because Nazis wanted to kill all the Jews. Alternately, I met a moron at the museum." -- TIO
by Jake
26 Oct 2018, 23:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1038
Views: 44808

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

thoreau wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 23:46
Eric the .5b wrote:
25 Oct 2018, 23:24
So why does Finland exist?
It's so sadly neglected and often ignored. But it's the country where I want to be.
I don't have much to contribute to the man conversation, but I just want you to know, Thoreau, that this reference did not go unnoticed. Finland has it all. :)
by Jake
25 Oct 2018, 10:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)
Replies: 159
Views: 13421

Re: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)

Arabic has different words for aunt and uncle depending on if they are paternal or maternal aunts and uncles. Also, Arabic is a one, two, many language. And it's also a one dude, one lady, two dudes or one dude and a lady, two ladies, many dudes or one or more dudes and many ladies, many ladies lan...
by Jake
23 Oct 2018, 02:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8839
Views: 282969

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Jennifer wrote:
21 Oct 2018, 23:03
*I bet every British tourist who visits Atlanta gets the giggles when they see those giant neon PONCE signs
And then they can come visit Oregon and eat at Wanker's Corner Saloon and Cafe.
by Jake
18 Oct 2018, 17:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8839
Views: 282969

Re: Observations of the Random sort

nicole wrote:
18 Oct 2018, 12:41
Mo wrote:
18 Oct 2018, 11:48
I don't think anyone here is pro DST
I thought I was the only one who was anti DST
I'm fervently anti DST.* And I make too big a deal about it. :)

EDIT: Actually, I'm anti the switch back and forth. Pick one -- either one -- and stick with it. Everything else is a deadweight loss.
by Jake
17 Oct 2018, 18:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8839
Views: 282969

Re: Observations of the Random sort

INTERMISSION. I interrupt this discussion just to say that I wish you'd all move to Oregon and run for governmental positions. While reading this discussion, I've been once again reminded that you Grylliader types tend to think longer and deeper about policy consequences than a goodly number of the ...