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by Jadagul
17 Apr 2019, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When life gives you Yemens
Replies: 48
Views: 4116

Re: When life gives you Yemens

Can the president even veto a resolution under the WPA? The Constitution does not have any presidential involvement related to Congress’ powers of declaring war. Gawd who knows? Those dipshits handed emergency declaration powers over to the president, and put a provision in to allow a vote by congr...
by Jadagul
11 Apr 2019, 03:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 378
Views: 10131

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 02:43
Brexit is becoming to Great Britain what a balanced budget is in the U.S.: just another can to keep kicking down the road.
Someone on twitter joked that it's great the British have a whole six months now to negotiate how long the next extension will be.
by Jadagul
10 Apr 2019, 05:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12025
Views: 717302

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I use cotton bags for meat because I can wash them.

I use leftover bags used to hold Mardi Gras parade throws for everything else. We collect them every March so I might as well use them.
by Jadagul
09 Apr 2019, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 505
Views: 24014

Re: Putin on the Writs

There are different standards. Mueller concluded that there was not enough evidence to bring conspiracy/collusion charges. He made no conclusion about whether there was enough evidence to bring obstruction of justice charges. The first statement doesn't mean he proved there was no conspiracy; it's t...
by Jadagul
07 Apr 2019, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 16622

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I was guilty of a no fucking way is this real life thing well past the final count. Yeah. I ignored the polls. I was sure this was impossible. But me ignoring the polls does not mean they are wrong. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk Right. I definitely had a certain feeling that surely things w...
by Jadagul
06 Apr 2019, 20:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 404
Views: 16212

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I'm not saying I don't know this. But I seem to be incapable of believing it.

You'll notice I'm not trying to convince anyone this is true. That's because it isn't. But I can't stop believing it anyway.
by Jadagul
06 Apr 2019, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 404
Views: 16212

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

Fuck it. Let's all move to where Jadagul lives. My body is only three dimensional. I think you need to be five dimensional to even begin to perceive his world. You have to adapt to new places. Adaptations to see more dimensions are going to involve Cronenbergian body changes or quaternions, and my ...
by Jadagul
06 Apr 2019, 18:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 16622

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I would think the one lesson we would have gleaned from Hillary Clinton's overwhelming victory in 2016 is not to trust political polling. Why? The polls were, in aggregate, dead-on. Said she'd win the popular vote by three points, and win she did, by a bit more than 2.5. The votes were just too con...
by Jadagul
06 Apr 2019, 16:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 404
Views: 16212

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I also can't really take seriously fiction in which people are petty. It's some combination of viscerally unbelievable and utterly enraging and I can't deal with it. (No one is ever petty, because that would be unreasonable, and we all know that no one is ever unreasonable). I really don't know wha...
by Jadagul
06 Apr 2019, 15:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 404
Views: 16212

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

One of my friends is really excited about Heathers and tried to make me watch it a couple weeks ago. I tapped out after about five minutes because I couldn't take it seriously and it was super unpleasant. It really might be one of those things where you had to have been there, so to speak. I recall...
by Jadagul
05 Apr 2019, 18:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 404
Views: 16212

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

One of my friends is really excited about Heathers and tried to make me watch it a couple weeks ago. I tapped out after about five minutes because I couldn't take it seriously and it was super unpleasant.
by Jadagul
05 Apr 2019, 03:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2357
Views: 160559

Re: Market Failure!

Hm. Doctor didn't just point you to non-soap cleansers like cetaphil or the neutrogena non-soap bars? I'm surprised.
by Jadagul
02 Apr 2019, 14:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 811
Views: 38652

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

lunchstealer wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 03:19
mrs lunch's new chihuahua puppy has a pet rock.

no shit that thing found a pebble in the back yard and that's its favorite toy. A fucking pebble you guys.
Could be worse.

Instead of a pet rock, could have found a chihuahua.
by Jadagul
31 Mar 2019, 02:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 917
Views: 68881

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

It's still amazing to me that the oral history basically says Alex Guinness was phoning it in. It always amazes me when I watch top-tier professionals phone things in. It makes it so much more obvious just how _good_ they are. Well, there's phoning it in and there's half-assing it. British actors, ...
by Jadagul
30 Mar 2019, 23:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 917
Views: 68881

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Kolohe wrote:
30 Mar 2019, 23:21
It's still amazing to me that the oral history basically says Alex Guinness was phoning it in.
It always amazes me when I watch top-tier professionals phone things in.

It makes it so much more obvious just how _good_ they are.
by Jadagul
29 Mar 2019, 00:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9603
Views: 376797

Re: Petty annoyances

Most people on the Strip are still drunk instead of high because you have to leave the Strip to get weed, and fucking everyone here likes to drink. If you didn't have to leave the Strip to get weed, I would not be complaining. Well, I might still be. But I wouldn't still be actually freaking out on...
by Jadagul
28 Mar 2019, 23:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 378
Views: 10131

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Yeah. The degree to which (1) everyone involved in this is a fuckup an (2) everyone involved in this is hated is pretty impressive.
by Jadagul
28 Mar 2019, 23:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9603
Views: 376797

Re: Petty annoyances

Most people on the Strip are still drunk instead of high because you have to leave the Strip to get weed, and fucking everyone here likes to drink. If you didn't have to leave the Strip to get weed, I would not be complaining. Well, I might still be. But I wouldn't still be actually freaking out on...
by Jadagul
28 Mar 2019, 16:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9603
Views: 376797

Re: Petty annoyances

I was so happy last night when I found a way to get chat programs to not render my typed emoticons into graphics.

The secret is to use alternate letters that are indistinguishable from the usual letters. So colon-p will render, but colon-rho will not.
by Jadagul
26 Mar 2019, 16:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Congrats Docktor T, you did it
Replies: 360
Views: 19885

Re: Congrats Docktor T, you did it

When people say that they've never heard something, most likely they have indeed heard it at some point but it never made an impression on them. I sort of doubt that L-dub literally never heard Alanis in the 90's, but it's entirely possible that he only heard her a handful of times and she never go...
by Jadagul
22 Mar 2019, 23:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 489
Views: 10083

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I feel like 90% of pro-EC arguments are pure inertia arguments. If we were in a pure PV system for the last 200 years, no one would say the EC is a clearly superior method and we should go back to that. Or that states should adopt weighting by county for gubernatorial races. Nate Silver has been co...
by Jadagul
21 Mar 2019, 16:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4770
Views: 219231

Re: Food

dhex wrote:
21 Mar 2019, 13:27
JasonL wrote:
21 Mar 2019, 06:56
Is fish meat in this context?
it's not, but i don't know how to cook fish.
You could always serve beaver!
by Jadagul
20 Mar 2019, 19:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 489
Views: 10083

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

They’d also have to care about turning out contingencies* in states that don’t support them. Right now a blue president can give the finger to Ds in Mississippi or a red president can give the finger to Orange County Rs with no consequence. *constituencies cough cough , but I think you have the tea...
by Jadagul
19 Mar 2019, 16:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 16622

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

And, like, the prediction market isn't a vote; in theory they're trying to predict what other people will think. But it's a lot easier to believe that other people will start liking someone if you yourself like them. "Andrew Yang is so likeable [to me]; he's exactly the sort of candidate that people...
by Jadagul
19 Mar 2019, 15:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 16622

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Mo wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 10:35
I mean the whole boomlet. Like he's 4th in prediction markets (which says more about prediction markets than Yang). Is it just the Blue version of Ben Carson or Hermain Cain?
Silver's theory is that he appeals pretty directly to the sort of people who bet in prediction markets.