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by Andrew
Today, 10:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 458
Views: 6986

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Snagging this bit from JD in the mocking politicians thread: This is now completely crossing over between this thread and the EC one, but I for one don't really give a shit about democracy per se. I care about rights and freedoms. Democracy is kind of a secondary goal, and it tends to be better at p...
by Andrew
20 Mar 2019, 23:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's Your Favorite TV Show?
Replies: 13
Views: 178

Re: What's Your Favorite TV Show?

Based on how often I make references in day to day life, The Simpsons until season 8 and the original run of Futurama must rank highly for me. I thought The Wire was great, but I don't have much desire to watch it again. I've rewatched parts of Deadwood and would probably put it above The Wire. I su...
by Andrew
20 Mar 2019, 12:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 296
Views: 14090

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I saw a TV at the gym this morning, and CNN was breathlessly reporting how Harris had jumped 8 points in some poll with the talking heads yammering about it. For fucks sake you idiots, it's March 2019. Sheep entrails and star alignments would be more relevant (and interesting).
by Andrew
18 Mar 2019, 13:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2327
Views: 118160

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

JD wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 12:20
Dick Dale.
I guess I will not be seeing him in July. Not a surprise, though. Recent reviews indicated his shows had become a "pay the medical bills" tour with a little bit of playing and a lot of rambling.
by Andrew
15 Mar 2019, 10:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1168
Views: 85812

Re: Music for the Masses

I saw Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats last night. Underwhelming. Part of it was them, but part of it was this:

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by Andrew
11 Mar 2019, 22:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 373
Views: 28599

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

One of the nice things about living in Los Angeles is that there is almost never an appropriate occasion to wear a necktie. Basically only if you're an attorney going to court. It’s 2019, even in NYC and London the appropriate occasions are some job interviews, far too formal work events, like indu...
by Andrew
11 Mar 2019, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 517
Views: 19912

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

The best part of the day is 4:30am until 8 am. Second best is 8am to noon. It's all steeply downhill after that.
by Andrew
11 Mar 2019, 10:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 517
Views: 19912

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Ellie wrote:
10 Mar 2019, 16:00
Team Let's Just Destroy The Sun And Live In Blissful Eternal Darkness
Ever since the beginning of time, man has yearned to destroy the sun.
by Andrew
10 Mar 2019, 15:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1168
Views: 85812

Re: Music for the Masses

I've always liked their sound but have always been up and down with most of their stuff. However, this new album I think they really nailed it. I dig almost all the songs on it. This one in particular. Also I only found out a few months ago the singer is a dude. Kind of obvious in retrospect I gues...
by Andrew
10 Mar 2019, 13:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 517
Views: 19912

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

It's that time of the year again. Uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh God I fucking hate DST. Here is a maybe, possibly, potentially hopeful sign: Time may soon be up on changing B.C.’s clocks for Daylight Saving Time B.C. Premier John Horgan has sent a letter to governors in the states of Washington, Oregon a...
by Andrew
06 Mar 2019, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6724
Views: 228123

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

JasonL wrote:
06 Mar 2019, 14:21
Replace regular playgrounds with thunderdome.
This.
by Andrew
06 Mar 2019, 09:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 334
Views: 13736

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I'm pretty sure the extended family providing childcare isn't something the millenials are the first to do.
by Andrew
05 Mar 2019, 21:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3412
Views: 149370

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

80 and sunny today. Hard to complain about March weather here.
by Andrew
04 Mar 2019, 15:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 253
Views: 29428

Re: On the modern electric guitar

Another Thunderbird came up for a really good price locally, so I sold my short-scale bass and got the Thunderbird. The neck dive is truly horrendous, though. I can't even imagine how a product makes it to the manufacturing stage without somebody saying "You know, guys..." Fortunately I will mostly...
by Andrew
03 Mar 2019, 12:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3093
Views: 141288

Re: What are you reading?

I'm 90 pages into The Tunnel by Gass. It supposedly took him 30 years to write. It might take me that long to read. For every 2 pages of utterly amazing writing about childhood and the Midwest, there are 2 pages of ranting and utterly dense, almost-unreadable allusions. Talk about slow going.
by Andrew
03 Mar 2019, 12:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2301
Views: 105551

Re: Twitter!

nicole wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 12:30
also i hate david burge
Why? He seems like an entertaining contrarian crank whenever I've ran across his stuff.
by Andrew
28 Feb 2019, 20:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6724
Views: 228123

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Shem wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 16:00
Andrew wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 15:48
JasonL wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 15:40
Is Momo the stupidest internet thing in 10 years? Discuss.
UMC white women will be our undoing.
What's wrong with Methodists?
They're one step below shitkickers.
by Andrew
28 Feb 2019, 20:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh, Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 2438

Re: Oh, Canada

From a BBC story about this:
The spurned ex-minister: Jody Wilson-Raybould was Canada's attorney general and justice minister. Unlike in the UK and US, the two roles are held by the same person.
Uh... the US has a justice minister?
by Andrew
28 Feb 2019, 15:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6724
Views: 228123

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

JasonL wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 15:40
Is Momo the stupidest internet thing in 10 years? Discuss.
UMC white women will be our undoing.
by Andrew
28 Feb 2019, 08:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7859
Views: 278186

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

I have added that to my to-see list. I like how even muscular, idealized Carradine on the movie poster looks like a balding dope. It's a bad (awesome) sign when Chevy Chase looks better on the Vacation poster.
by Andrew
27 Feb 2019, 09:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2325
Views: 157458

Re: Market Failure!

Mo wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 06:03
Wat!?
IBM has apologized after its recruitment webpages asked applicants whether their ethnicity was, among other options, the racial slurs Yellow and Mulatto.
I hope quadroon was included.
by Andrew
26 Feb 2019, 12:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 130
Views: 2484

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

You want a few mega employers who yes do things that generate wealth you can tax, but who are very very much in bed with the government, just, you know, in the right way. The government creates very strong protections for favored industries by way of imposing regulatory and labor costs that make st...
by Andrew
24 Feb 2019, 13:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3093
Views: 141288

Re: What are you reading?

Finished Crash today. I'm about 900 pages (of 1200) into the complete short stories of Ballard as well. Crash is definitely the most Ballardian of Ballard's books that I've read, but I think High Rise is the better book. Crash feels like it would've worked better at half its length, which isn't too...
by Andrew
20 Feb 2019, 20:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4253
Views: 174234

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Pham Nuwen wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 20:47
GUYS!! THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A SPACE LAWYER AND I AM VERY UPSET AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR NEVER TELLING ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER!!!!

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/02/t ... tage-sites
Not as impressive as Dr. Spaceman.
by Andrew
19 Feb 2019, 23:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6724
Views: 228123

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

thoreau wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 22:13
Does the story end with Dread Cthulhu being released from his prison beneath Antarctica and devouring the entire world?
No, that happened when Lemmy & Bowie died. We've been in Cthulhu's dreamt hellscape since then.