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by Andrew
Yesterday, 22:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1286
Views: 109973

Re: Music for the Masses

There are several musical instruments I do not like under any circumstances. Don't bother asking me why, I just don't. Tubas, trombones, pipe organs and bagpipes all make the list. Yes, even during or maybe especially during funerals in the last case. There are probably others; I just can't think o...
by Andrew
Yesterday, 22:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Ultramodern relationship problems
Replies: 24
Views: 355

Re: Ultramodern relationship problems

To answer the X-ennials question, X-ennials are people born in the boundary zone between Xers and Millennials. Typically 1978-82, IIRC. Timothy is in this category, and generally identifies more with Xer cynicism than Millennial idealism. This little span is where I am, along with number of coworke...
by Andrew
Yesterday, 22:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1408
Views: 63663

Re: cars and how they get that way

I got to drive a friend's Miata today. Holy shit was that thing fun. Definitely not big enough for someone my height and with my leg length, but that just added to the experience.
by Andrew
Yesterday, 21:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: 2015: SEC football is the only real football.
Replies: 109
Views: 8027

Re: 2015: SEC football is the only real football.

I watched the Auburn-Georgia game today, and both teams had at least 5 offensive players and several defensive players who were 6'2" to 6'4" and 330 pounds. Where are the breeding tanks for these mutants? Also, I think the hardest hit of the game was the poor female student photographer who took a k...
by Andrew
15 Nov 2019, 06:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163558

Re: Twitter!

So, jumping into the actual topic, so far we've established that Eric is a terrible, terrible person, that there's a recent college grad somewhere in northern flyover territory who suggested (correctly) that YA novels are "okay for girls" or some such, that pre-op Anthony Weiner then complained (ca...
by Andrew
14 Nov 2019, 21:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163558

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote:
14 Nov 2019, 16:40
How much of this is SocJus and how much is just girl drama?
Sociopaths engaging in girl drama using the language of SocJus because that's currently their best avenue for imposing their will and making others suffer.
by Andrew
13 Nov 2019, 21:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 752
Views: 44338

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

nicole wrote:
13 Nov 2019, 17:39
Short story: "The Feminist"

I thought it was pretty good until the picnic; the rest felt weaker and cliche to me.
The picnic was too much. But making every character unlikable and wrapping everything in several layers of irony did a good job of making me not feel preached at.
by Andrew
13 Nov 2019, 13:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 475
Views: 28260

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

They seem to have been hit particularly badly by the post-2000 economic slump and the crash of 2008, and I wonder if some of their continuing weakness has to do with that one-two punch coming early in their careers, leaving them a step behind out of the starting gate, to mix metaphors. The graph is...
by Andrew
12 Nov 2019, 09:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Ultramodern relationship problems
Replies: 24
Views: 355

Re: Ultramodern relationship problems

I've pondered building a Faraday cage to keep my phone in at home, so I guess I know which category I'm in.
by Andrew
08 Nov 2019, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 346
Views: 14033

Re: Dancing With the Dems

In the window of an apartment near me is a campaign sign that says "Warren has a plan for that!" Rarely have I seen a thing that so succinctly captures the difference in worldviews. Some people actually thought that was a good slogan. Whatever "that" is, Warren has a plan for it, and that is a good...
by Andrew
08 Nov 2019, 11:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1092
Views: 72396

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

Tuco wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 06:55
If that goddamn song gets stuck in my head, you two, I'm gonna be pissed.

Doo doo doo doo doot, doot doot doo doo doo doot.
Don't be angry, don't be sad...
by Andrew
08 Nov 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1681
Views: 78038

Re: Inequality

My working theory is they think billionaires have money bins a la Scrooge McDuck, and they can just roll up with trucks and pack up two thirds of the contents and call it a day. Yep. Actually, if I had as much money as Gates, etc., I probably *would* have a basement vault filled with gold coins and...
by Andrew
08 Nov 2019, 06:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 562
Views: 36080

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

I probably need to get a new phone in the next 6 months. My Pixel is getting terrible about holding a charge. A little internet browsing will knock 10-20% off the battery. Cow-orker recently got the Pixel 4 and loves it. Those are strong feelings about a phone. I think I want something I can grudgi...
by Andrew
07 Nov 2019, 17:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 562
Views: 36080

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

I probably need to get a new phone in the next 6 months. My Pixel is getting terrible about holding a charge. A little internet browsing will knock 10-20% off the battery.
by Andrew
05 Nov 2019, 09:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1092
Views: 72396

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

Aresen wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 23:59
It's only a couple of inches, surely you guys can get it over and out. :P
Two guys are pissing off the side of a bridge.
First guy says, "water's cold today."
Second guy says, "deep, too."
by Andrew
04 Nov 2019, 09:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 419
Views: 31176

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

Warren wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 09:08
I may have gotten a touch over dramatic there.
I have very strong feelings about cheese.
A mouse avatar would be more appropriate than the frog.
by Andrew
02 Nov 2019, 21:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12315
Views: 788752

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

The Gig Economy Warning: pretty damn long, and if you only read the first 20% or so (especially the twitter screenshots), you'll have the very wrong idea about it. Zero HP Lovecraft has a new long piece: God-Shaped Hole . Even more Lovecraft, Borges, Land, Baudrillard, McLuhan, etc. This one includ...
by Andrew
01 Nov 2019, 16:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 191359

Re: Market Failure!

1. Mentioned before, but I'm tired of online "shipment tracking" that consists of a departure scan and a delivery notice (often after I'm physically holding the item) with nothing between. 2. Also, it seems like wildly over-optimistic delivery estimates are becoming more common. "It'll be there Frid...
by Andrew
01 Nov 2019, 15:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 22597

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Actually, I think it was on Amazon Prime, but last night I watched a documentary about someone hiking something called the Hayduke Trail in Utah and Arizona and never before in my life had I so thoroughly realized (sorry Andrew and others who enjoy trail hiking) how completely absurd I find the ide...
by Andrew
31 Oct 2019, 14:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Our National Pastime
Replies: 293
Views: 27972

Re: Our National Pastime

Hey, how about them Nats? Good for them. I would've been fine with either team winning (since neither team was the Yankees, Red Sox, Cardinals, Giants, or Cubs Dodgers ), but it's always better to have someone who hasn't won recently (or ever). FTFY The Cubs have won once in the last 100 years. I'm...
by Andrew
31 Oct 2019, 07:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Our National Pastime
Replies: 293
Views: 27972

Re: Our National Pastime

Kolohe wrote:
31 Oct 2019, 00:34
Hey, how about them Nats?
Good for them. I would've been fine with either team winning (since neither team was the Yankees, Red Sox, Cardinals, Giants, or Dodgers), but it's always better to have someone who hasn't won recently (or ever).
by Andrew
31 Oct 2019, 07:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 752
Views: 44338

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

There's absolutely no difference between the sexes until it's time to get an antique cupboard up three flights of stairs. I find the phone listings are best for that. And how often to a couple of hardworking gals show up when you call? That gives me an idea for a short film. But it involves three w...
by Andrew
30 Oct 2019, 23:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 752
Views: 44338

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

There's absolutely no difference between the sexes until it's time to get an antique cupboard up three flights of stairs.
by Andrew
28 Oct 2019, 15:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2979
Views: 163558

Re: Twitter!

nicole wrote:
28 Oct 2019, 13:25
Will someone please save me from myself
Have you already tormented yourself with the "some Indian kids assaulting some black kids is the fault of Whiteness" oped?
by Andrew
27 Oct 2019, 12:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Roolz of the Rode
Replies: 376
Views: 30024

Re: Roolz of the Rode

I think that image is old enough to buy cigarettes. I remember seeing it in Dubya's first term.