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by Aresen
Yesterday, 19:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4444
Views: 174757

Re: Food

Warren wrote:
Yesterday, 15:34
When I run out of home made chicken broth/stock, I go with Better Than Bouillon because, well it's better than bouillon.
Thanks for the tip. I'll look for it.
by Aresen
23 Apr 2018, 16:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 88
Views: 1969

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

Shem wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 16:15
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 14:02
becomes ministerial
What does this mean?
The GOP won't have a prayer.
by Aresen
23 Apr 2018, 12:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 318
Views: 23159

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

Escrima? *sigh* Fine. I'll google it. But It had better not awaken anything in me dammit. Before I googled it, I guessed several possibilites: 1) A new face cream produced by L'Oreal 2) Advanced macrame 3) A new dairy product 4) A new dating app None of them seemed to fit the context of the convers...
by Aresen
22 Apr 2018, 21:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cheap food, historically
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Cheap food, historically

The relative cost of food is the biggest difference. One of the reasons for the 'epidemic of obesity' is the simple fact that people can afford more food today. It also means we don't eat bad food. Even as recently as 60 years ago, 'not wasting food' was important and leftovers were part of middle c...
by Aresen
21 Apr 2018, 23:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 88
Views: 1969

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

My reasons for thinking Trump will do long-term damage to the GOP: 1) I do not think Trump will be able to deliver on MAGA in terms that his supporters saw it. There will be no surge of high paying, low skill jobs for them. (In fact, the tariffs that Trump proposes may make their employment situatio...
by Aresen
21 Apr 2018, 22:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1347
Views: 52796

Re: Setec Astronomy

Kolohe wrote:
21 Apr 2018, 22:43
this is 1) extremely odd and 2) just down the street from where I live. (I pass by this corner if I walk to the nearest Metrorail stop)
Did you realize your fly was undone yesterday morning?
by Aresen
20 Apr 2018, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 320
Views: 15363

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

I'd like to think he goes the Deng route, but IIRC when Un was purging various officials earlier in his reign, some of those people were purged precisely for suggesting the country make some Chinese-style reforms to its economy. Maybe Un's changed his mind about that over the past couple of years, ...
by Aresen
20 Apr 2018, 15:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 320
Views: 15363

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Deng Xiaoping was more effective at it than Krushchev. Deng died in office. ???? Deng Xiaoping 22 August 1904 – 19 February 1997 ) was a Chinese revolutionary and politician. He was the paramount leader of the People's Republic of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1989 Or wait, do you mean he...
by Aresen
20 Apr 2018, 15:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4995
Views: 98739

Re: Orange is the new President

Mo wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 15:27
thoreau wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 19:04
Giuliani has joined Trump's legal team.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/us/p ... trump.html
That's a decent get. On a scale from one to twenty this scores somewhere around a 9-11.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Aresen
20 Apr 2018, 15:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4995
Views: 98739

Re: Orange is the new President

Problem: No one wants coal Solution: Nationalize the coal mines and force people to buy it. There are a lot of people out there who think Truman was a great President. Most of them are left/green. I would love to shove this in their faces with the admonition "Remember that anything the government d...
by Aresen
20 Apr 2018, 01:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 88
Views: 1969

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I am still convinced that Trump will be a long-term disaster for the GOP. I think the GOP is going to lose control of both houses over the 2018 and 2020 election cycles.

Get set for a decade of Team Blue rule.
by Aresen
19 Apr 2018, 11:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 269
Views: 5921

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

Atomic Dishwasher would be better.

But that might infringe Jake's copyright.
by Aresen
19 Apr 2018, 10:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Roolz of the Rode
Replies: 338
Views: 14279

Re: Roolz of the Rode

If these things come to Chicago and motherfuckers start riding them on the sidewalk I'm going to have a meltdown/push someone into traffic https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/19/electric-scooters-might-revolutionize-urban-transport-if-it-wasnt-for-stupid-humans/ Victoria has a...
by Aresen
19 Apr 2018, 00:26
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 237
Views: 9353

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

The Officer who dragged the passenger off the plane is suing United. Long's suit names United Airlines, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its commissioner, Ginger Evans. "But for the CDA's negligence and failure to train (Long) how to respond to an escalating situation with an airline pa...
by Aresen
18 Apr 2018, 23:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 320
Views: 15363

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Tyler Cowen needs to read up on dictators . Kim's father was even more obsessed with South Korea culture. To the point where he kidnapped a leading director and actress and became their benefactor to finance any crazy fucking movie they wanted to make. He also forced them to stay married. And after...
by Aresen
18 Apr 2018, 16:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 269
Views: 5921

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

Pham Nuwen wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 11:20
I would have bought the one that said it would clean the shit off our dishes but that's not an option these days.
You are using your dishes wrong. :mrgreen:
by Aresen
16 Apr 2018, 17:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9167
Views: 305200

Re: Petty annoyances

Highway wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 16:06
Seems like someone got a new phone, and is giving out the wrong number for it. I've gotten 4 calls from people obviously not wanting to talk to me.
Send them all texts inviting them to a party at 'your' place. Tell them to bring drugs.
by Aresen
15 Apr 2018, 10:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7663
Views: 236228

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Death of Stalin is pretty good, although from it you could get the impression that everybody but Beria wasn't that bad, which is false, although Beria was much worse. I noticed that. Khrushchev in particular was 'niced up'. The movie isn't unique in this, a lot of people ignore Khrushchev's role in...
by Aresen
13 Apr 2018, 13:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 199
Views: 6300

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

dhex wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 12:35
what a fucking asshole!
Agreed. For all that the immigration foes talk about supporting Dreamers, I think they really get a kick out of that kind of sadistic shit.
by Aresen
13 Apr 2018, 11:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1792
Views: 92622

Re: Towing the Lion

this is a horrifying post: Fun fact: the phrase "toe the line" is actually "tow the line" as in everyone pulling on a rope together to move a heavy object. Nobody really cares if it's wrong but it's fun to look at how turns of phrase get edited over time. This demands to be responded to. It must no...
by Aresen
13 Apr 2018, 11:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1520
Views: 44543

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I will also point out one of the architects of Obamacare stated that one of it's goals was to increase consolidation of those organizations as they believed they could reduce bureaucratic costs. He's since admitted that idea didn't actually work to reduce costs. I wonder if that was shades of the o...
by Aresen
13 Apr 2018, 00:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1971
Views: 67001

Re: Twitter!

the nra is very invested in setting everything they have on fire for some reason. Brave Patriots have died to protect their Second Amendment right to shoot themselves in the foot. If they don't exercise that right then what's the point? If you insist on shooting yourself in the foot, you are advise...
by Aresen
11 Apr 2018, 13:49
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Pot gets a Boehner
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Pot gets a Boehner

Former House Speaker John Boehner Once Opposed Marijuana Legalization. Now He's a Pot Lobbyist. I’m joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epid...
by Aresen
11 Apr 2018, 13:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3838
Views: 115986

Re: When journalism goes bad

tr0g wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 11:57
Ellie wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 11:54
Although it's not very much of a metabolic rise, because people have been trying to use ice water and cold showers as a weight-loss hack for years, without success.
I dunno, replacing all your meals with ice water and cold showers seems like it should work.
Especially for horny teenagers.
by Aresen
11 Apr 2018, 10:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3838
Views: 115986

Re: When journalism goes bad

JD, the argument I've seen is that there are mechanisms that keep the water from entering your tissues effectively until it has been brought to the correct temperature, but I can't say that I have any evidence for that. Unless you are in a state of hypothermia, I am pretty sure that any quantity of...