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by Jadagul
21 Oct 2019, 22:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 77
Views: 1154

Re: Epiphanies

So this particular friend is both very (evangelical?) Christian and also very liberal. And those are both very important to her and she's struggling finding dates in the intersection, because most of the Christians where she lives (not a large city) are pretty conservative, in a "Women belong in th...
by Jadagul
21 Oct 2019, 21:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 77
Views: 1154

Re: Epiphanies

So this particular friend is both very (evangelical?) Christian and also very liberal. And those are both very important to her and she's struggling finding dates in the intersection, because most of the Christians where she lives (not a large city) are pretty conservative, in a "Women belong in the...
by Jadagul
21 Oct 2019, 17:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7043
Views: 269716

Re: Orange is the new President

That article was debunked like a day after it got published, enough so that it's really concerning it hasn't been retracted. Here's the CME statement: https://www.cmegroup.com/media-room/press-releases/2019/10/18/cme_group_statementonvanityfairarticle.html Matt Levine writes about it here under "Han...
by Jadagul
21 Oct 2019, 17:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 77
Views: 1154

Re: Epiphanies

But generally there's a thing where I'll date someone, and they'll be really impressed by me taking care of them in ways that seem super trivial, and I get sad. I mean, I'll take the plaudits and cookies, but it's just sad that "Keeps track of partner's dietary restrictions and picks restaurants th...
by Jadagul
21 Oct 2019, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 77
Views: 1154

Re: Epiphanies

"Woke" is like "cool;" if you have to apply it to yourself, you have all the evidence you need that you're not. I've heard a lot of complaints about men who talk endlessly about their feminism but won't help do the dishes. Do you actually hear them, or just read about them in the online discourse? ...
by Jadagul
21 Oct 2019, 00:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 77
Views: 1154

Re: Epiphanies

I don't think anyone has accused you of being a millennial man who brags about how woke you are.
by Jadagul
20 Oct 2019, 20:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 77
Views: 1154

Re: Epiphanies

These don't seem to be so much 'epiphanies' as 'observations I have probably made frequently and only just now thought to mention". ;) I do have one, though: the millenial men I work with currently are not, despite their self-assurances, more 'woke' than the men who came before them. And yet they a...
by Jadagul
18 Oct 2019, 01:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1149
Views: 61853

Re: Putin on the Writs

As I see it, for the Email thing to swing the election one or more of these things had to happen. 1. A large number of people going to vote for Hillary decided to change their vote to Trump when the scandal was aired. I find that preposterous. 2. A large number of people going to vote hadn't decide...
by Jadagul
17 Oct 2019, 18:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1149
Views: 61853

Re: Putin on the Writs

Nate Silver pegged the decline due to the Comey letter as about 3% minimum, which would have given her a 5% popular vote win. So Nate Silver doesn't understand how presidential elections work any better than the Democrats do? If Clinton had gotten a 5% popular vote margin it's all but a given that ...
by Jadagul
16 Oct 2019, 20:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1149
Views: 61853

Re: Putin on the Writs

I think "less awful" is the wrong axis. Trump probably would have lost to other candidates because Clinton's loss was super contingent on the Comey press conference and its timing. If the election had been two weeks earlier, Clinton would have won; if it had been two weeks later, she also probably w...
by Jadagul
16 Oct 2019, 16:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4845
Views: 253567

Re: Food

Yeah we are different animals in this regard as well as all the others we already know about. I run in terror from recipes suggesting canned cream soups as ingredients. My thing is to learn as deeply as I can about the best version of from scratch, then make only the compromises I want to make to c...
by Jadagul
16 Oct 2019, 16:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2861
Views: 155602

Re: Twitter!

Spotted on Twitter today, and posted with no apparent irony: "#PronounsDay I'm non binary and I prefer no pronouns" A linguistic descriptivist would say that the word "pronoun" now refers only to third-person pronouns. A linguistic prescriptivist would not say anything because they'd be too busy se...
by Jadagul
15 Oct 2019, 22:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2861
Views: 155602

Re: Twitter!

nicole wrote:
15 Oct 2019, 22:20
How are you guys getting it, “the” blind spot isn’t even in your periphery! And blind spots generally could be anywhere!

ETA I just want to note for the record that I am 100% sober rn (and this is one reason why that’s pointless)
"A spot you can't see" is honestly enough for me, I think.
by Jadagul
15 Oct 2019, 22:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2861
Views: 155602

Re: Twitter!

It was pretty clear that she was talking about a blind spot, but not because of the new name they're advocating. The name is in fact dumb.
by Jadagul
14 Oct 2019, 22:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1564
Views: 73728

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

I think what you're calling "novelty ties" I hold in disdain. But I do like very colorful non-conservative ties.

I have this lovely hypersaturated purple swirl tie that I like and wear whenever it matches the outfit. Which is rarely.
by Jadagul
09 Oct 2019, 15:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Wait, there's no NBA thread?
Replies: 50
Views: 2960

Re: Wait, there's no NBA thread?

I am a little sympathetic to Cowen's point on the original tweet, although I mostly think it's bad. The kicking fans out of the Philly game is just appalling. Though it's maybe not as bad as some of the other "American companies censoring on behalf of China stories". Don't have time to find the link...
by Jadagul
09 Oct 2019, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 305
Views: 11398

Re: Dancing With the Dems

General election polls at this point are almost completely uninformative. (And they track name recognition really closely.) I'm pretty convinced that any of those three would beat Trump in the popular vote if the election were right now . The election is not right now. Facts on the ground, and opini...
by Jadagul
06 Oct 2019, 00:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1564
Views: 73728

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Yeah, personal experience says that suits still project power. At least, if you're wearing one that fits well on purpose, rather than looking like you stuffed yourself into one because you had to. I wear a suit (no tie) most of the time now. It very definitely gets good reviews. I'm often the only ...
by Jadagul
05 Oct 2019, 14:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2861
Views: 155602

Re: Twitter!

JasonL wrote:
05 Oct 2019, 09:27
The title said “In-Law”. Q.E.D. Stepmotherfucker.
I have a new partner whose favorite Onion headline is: "Porn star has a face only stepmother could love."
by Jadagul
05 Oct 2019, 14:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1564
Views: 73728

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Yeah, personal experience says that suits still project power. At least, if you're wearing one that fits well on purpose, rather than looking like you stuffed yourself into one because you had to. I wear a suit (no tie) most of the time now. It very definitely gets good reviews. I'm often the only ...
by Jadagul
03 Oct 2019, 20:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1564
Views: 73728

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Yeah, personal experience says that suits still project power. At least, if you're wearing one that fits well on purpose, rather than looking like you stuffed yourself into one because you had to. I wear a suit (no tie) most of the time now. It very definitely gets good reviews. I'm often the only o...
by Jadagul
02 Oct 2019, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9802
Views: 437623

Re: Petty annoyances

King Cake ... kinda sux? If I were doing religious traditions in Louisiana and I needed to stuff a baby in an edible, I think I’d go boudin. King cake can be pretty good, although it can also be quite mediocre. Also depends on how much of a sweet tooth you have. I like sugar, so "Pour on a glaze an...
by Jadagul
02 Oct 2019, 02:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9802
Views: 437623

Re: Petty annoyances

I'm upset on principle at the misuse of "twelve days of Christmas." Team Jadagul. The twelve days of Christmas START ON CHRISTMAS DAY. Then you have a proper twelfth* night party on January 5! * Chrome isn't giving me the red squiggly line under this so I must have spelled it right, but it looks wr...
by Jadagul
02 Oct 2019, 02:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9802
Views: 437623

Re: Petty annoyances

Well, first of all, Christmas songs are great, and you start playing and singing them after Thanksgiving dinner. (I mostly do my shopping after I get grades in, though.) But second, that wasn't even the point. I'm upset on principle at the misuse of "twelve days of Christmas." If you would like me t...
by Jadagul
02 Oct 2019, 01:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9802
Views: 437623

Re: Petty annoyances

Well it serves you right for putting up Halloween decorations in September. Now get this straight, and this goes for the rest of you too. No Halloween till Oct. No Thanksgiving till Halloween And especially No Christmas, and that means no tree, lights, ornaments, cards, songs, presents, nor any oth...