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by Jake
06 Mar 2019, 11:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1074
Views: 60985

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

During the third wave of the last of the Mexican imigrants they chose a new form for him... that of a Giant Bureaucracy! Many Beaners and Pachos knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention camp that day I can tell you." I'm guilty-laughing at th...
by Jake
01 Mar 2019, 01:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3412
Views: 149636

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Turns out we were only without power for a couple of days, so we're now back to our standard level of hedonistic heat-having. Yay! :)
by Jake
26 Feb 2019, 15:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3412
Views: 149636

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

On Sunday night it started snowing. This, in itself, isn't unusual; we get a little bit of snow once or twice a year, usually. Maybe an inch or two. Except it kept snowing. A lot. Got around 14" at my house, which is more than I've ever seen 'round these parts. And then the power went out. Turns out...
by Jake
15 Feb 2019, 13:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1444
Views: 76033

Re: Pick Your Poisson

Can someone who knows what tiger sauce is tell me what it's sorta like? I don't think I've ever encountered it.
by Jake
11 Feb 2019, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9526
Views: 370590

Re: Petty annoyances

In my life, I have approximately the same level of need for cowboy boots as I do for a breast pump or for a Hungarian - Urdu dictionary. Yet after seeing those pictures, I find myself casting about for any reason whatsoever to justify the purchase of a pair of cowboy boots. Those things you made are...
by Jake
06 Feb 2019, 21:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 182437

Re: Orange is the new President

Warren wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 20:27
Not bad. Nothing competes with salty ham tears.
**participates in moment of silence for that great H&R thread**
by Jake
02 Feb 2019, 01:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 910
Views: 67101

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Eric the .5b wrote:
01 Feb 2019, 23:59
sense of gassy ennui
Finally, there is a name for my affliction. :)
by Jake
31 Jan 2019, 03:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: But honestly, did we really see it coming?
Replies: 165
Views: 6100

Re: But honestly, did we really see it coming?

It's also worth noting that each of them picks up exactly where the previous one leaves off, so you can watch them in a row like one really long movie; just skip the credits and go straight into the next.
by Jake
15 Jan 2019, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 365
Views: 20891

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: 1709
Views: 97721

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: 2301
Views: 105570

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: 9526
Views: 370590

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: 5705
Views: 247358

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: 9526
Views: 370590

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: 140
Views: 9319

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: 1889
Views: 81051

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: 4253
Views: 174255

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: 2658
Views: 147575

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: 37
Views: 3916

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: 341
Views: 26157

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: 9526
Views: 370590

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: 904

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: 1732

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: 422
Views: 22048

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: 326
Views: 20964

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...