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by Andrew
21 Oct 2019, 22:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2817
Views: 178891

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

Half way through the one and only season of HBO's star studded Luck , created by Deadwood' s David Milch. Odd that it didn't get a second season given the love for it. The criticism I find online centers mostly on what a slow burn it is, so does much of the praise. Oddly no one mentions the thing t...
by Andrew
21 Oct 2019, 10:06
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 Andrew
20 Oct 2019, 23:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains
Replies: 487
Views: 31758

Re: Massive brawn to go with our massive brains

My elbows have been twinging a little bit lately, so I wanted to lay off anything that might put a lot of stress on them, but I still wanted to do something that would use my upper body and core, so I tried Zercher lunges. Holy crap are my legs sore now. (I did not drop the barbell like a musclehea...
by Andrew
20 Oct 2019, 23:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7992
Views: 317794

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

Has anyone watched El Camino? Any spoiler-free comments? I'm not sure I really care about of the remaining characters in the Breaking Bad world. I like Better Call Saul because I like Bob Odenkirk and it has Mike, but a post BB show won't have either of them.
by Andrew
20 Oct 2019, 07:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2817
Views: 178891

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

When I last looked a few years ago, the only options to watch The Prisoner were buying the out-of-print blu-ray set or paying Amazon to stream it (on top of the usual Prime monthly fee). Now it appears to be available for free through both the internet archive and Shout Factory: https://archive.org/...
by Andrew
18 Oct 2019, 22:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2861
Views: 155601

Re: Twitter!

Slagathor confused by complicated pronouns.
by Andrew
18 Oct 2019, 15:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Epiphanies
Replies: 77
Views: 1154

Re: Epiphanies

...those little boxes of raisins my mother used to pack in my school lunch box. Yes, it's a comfort food, albeit rather low down on the list of such foods. I am of the opinion that raisins should only be eaten out of those little red boxes with the Sun Maid on them. Eating the Sun Maid's box will g...
by Andrew
18 Oct 2019, 15:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 305
Views: 11398

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Why on earth am I letting myself get annoyed about people supporting Medicare for All again? Yes, these fucks want to steal all my money and spend it on shit I hate, what else is new? If they don't steal your money and spend it on people who have failed to save, there will be riots and unrest that ...
by Andrew
17 Oct 2019, 21:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Our National Pastime
Replies: 273
Views: 25979

Re: Our National Pastime

The game was on at the barber shop and I was reminded how much I enjoy baseball. Perhaps that's related to almost never watching (difficult with no TV and not being much of a sports bar person), but it's so much better to watch than the other major sports.
by Andrew
17 Oct 2019, 13:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 763
Views: 51520

Re: The Road to Damascus

We have met the enemy, and he is us.
by Andrew
17 Oct 2019, 11:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 763
Views: 51520

Re: The Road to Damascus

We are now officially bombing our own (former) stuff OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III ‏ Verified account On Oct. 16, after all #Coalition personnel and essential tactical equipment departed, two Coalition F-15Es successfully conducted a pre-planned precision airstrike at the Lafarge Cement F...
by Andrew
16 Oct 2019, 07:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 277
Views: 35531

Re: On the modern electric guitar

Apparently 20 some-odd years ago I told someone that PAF stood for "punk as fuck," and she believed that until last Sunday and I am kinda proud of myself. I applaud you, sir. But what I really want to know is how you discovered the denouement after 20-odd years. She called me to tell me this. She's...
by Andrew
14 Oct 2019, 22:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2456
Views: 144147

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
14 Oct 2019, 17:11
Harold Bloom, 89
Another in the "didn't know he was still alive" category. Had I known, I might've sent him a letter questioning some of the books he included in the Canon.
by Andrew
11 Oct 2019, 21:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1031
Views: 60206

Re: the list of those things which are not food

Cheladas are very popular around here. I think there might be at least 6 major brands to choose from. Even so, who was it that said "I know! We'll take the beverage that tastes like watered down horse piss and mix it with the one that tastes like vomit. That's sure to be a winner!" Redeyes have bee...
by Andrew
11 Oct 2019, 21:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1031
Views: 60206

Re: the list of those things which are not food

Cheladas are very popular around here. I think there might be at least 6 major brands to choose from.
by Andrew
10 Oct 2019, 19:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 386
Views: 36492

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Ellie wrote:
10 Oct 2019, 12:44
I LOVE HER
I assume you have mixed emotions over the false advertising.
by Andrew
07 Oct 2019, 23:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2861
Views: 155601

Re: Twitter!

Dangerman wrote:
06 Oct 2019, 13:39
I'm rereading Sam[]zdats Uruk series again, which is relevant here.

https://samzdat.com/the-uruk-series/
I'm tired of ultra-long overwritten essays like these, but I skipped directly to his essays about Lasch, and they're quite good.
by Andrew
27 Sep 2019, 10:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)
Replies: 209
Views: 4948

Re: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)

Painboy wrote:
26 Sep 2019, 20:08
Eric the .5b wrote:
26 Sep 2019, 19:41
Rudy's melting down.
He sounds like he is legitimately going senile.
This sort of insane ranting must be a New York special. I have a coworker from NYC who is super liberal but does high-energy stream-of-consciousness non-sequitur ranting in the exact same manner.
by Andrew
27 Sep 2019, 10:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1401
Views: 62187

Re: cars and how they get that way

I assume the Honda HRV and Toyota CHR were the result of car designers trying to see just how ugly they can make cars and still get people to buy them. I thought the CRV and Rav4 were bad, but clearly those were just warm-ups.
by Andrew
25 Sep 2019, 22:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2456
Views: 144147

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

lunchstealer wrote:
25 Sep 2019, 03:02
Robert Hunter, who among other things wrote a bunch of songs for the Grateful Dead.
Basically all the good ones (in before "there are no good Grateful Dead songs") and all the ones casual listeners have heard.
by Andrew
25 Sep 2019, 17:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1832
Views: 78724

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

JasonL wrote:
25 Sep 2019, 14:52
There was this view for a while that fitness trackers and the prevalence thereof would matter.
That's so optimistic that I don't even know how to respond. Most everyone I know who got a tracker immediately figured out how to game them.
by Andrew
25 Sep 2019, 07:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 138
Views: 5170

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

For all the rich and powerful people connected to Epstein, the main result of his downfall (aside from Epstein himself) has been making some weirdo at MIT resign over an email. I'm not sure I can handle so much justice.
by Andrew
25 Sep 2019, 07:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1832
Views: 78724

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Work related things suggest to me we are nearing the end of “wellness points” programs wherein you get rewarded by reductions in health premiums for doing certain things - logging exercise, connecting your activity tracker to the points system, annual checkups etc. Punchline we have enough data on ...
by Andrew
23 Sep 2019, 12:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3153
Views: 167209

Re: What are you reading?

The Golem and the Jinni moves slowly but is trying to do something. It has American Gods themes of immigrants brining with them their myths to the new world and can all the myths and people survive. It has occasional episodes of beautiful writing. It’s worth a read/listen. I've had that on my list ...
by Andrew
22 Sep 2019, 07:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7030
Views: 270393

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

(I am pleased to see that it ended up pretty much exactly as I expected—a couple thousand people partying in the desert. Only more organized, because that lady who runs the Little A'Le'Inn is on the ball, if perhaps high as balls .) Good for her. It can't be easy making money in Rachel, Nevada. I b...