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by Andrew
Yesterday, 16:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1266
Views: 40907

Re: cars and how they get that way

My most recent former GF bought a Mazda 3 this summer. It drives nice, although I would describe the ride as "firm to hard". I chalked it up to large wheels and relatively low profile tires. The center console controls repeatedly aggravated me, but I can't remember why. I think that the Volume/Sear...
by Andrew
24 Apr 2018, 14:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1143
Views: 48185

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Smithers, I'm beginning to think Rand Paul is not the committed opponent of governmental power I thought he was.

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by Andrew
24 Apr 2018, 14:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1224
Views: 39258

Re: Inequality

nicole wrote:
24 Apr 2018, 13:58
So JasonL have you started seeing "jobs guarantee" chatter and if so how many times have you stroked out over it so far
I eagerly anticipate what other ideas they can lift from Soviet Russia.
by Andrew
23 Apr 2018, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 88
Views: 1929

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

Shem wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 16:44
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 16:35
Shem wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 16:15
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 14:02
becomes ministerial
What does this mean?
I meant the restoration becomes ministerial.
I got that, I just don't know what ministerial means in this context, and Google doesn't help.
I think he means a routine form filing rather than begging before a committee.
by Andrew
21 Apr 2018, 14:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 88
Views: 1929

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

Warren wrote:
21 Apr 2018, 11:09
All his damage will be wiped away by the first mid-term following his watch.
But the Team Blue government expansion we get in his wake will be with us forever.
by Andrew
19 Apr 2018, 23:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1083
Views: 68534

Re: Music for the Masses

I've heard this at the gym a few times. This has got to be a contender for least necessary cover ever:

by Andrew
19 Apr 2018, 22:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 269
Views: 5888

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

To be clear I think the right view is you can have whatever preferences you have and it’s fine. I’m only annoyed when people tell me there is a moral component to preferences in circumference but not altitude. +1. With the added caveat that I have zero patience for the whining of anyone (woman, man...
by Andrew
18 Apr 2018, 12:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 269
Views: 5888

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

Palmolive, eco friendly, lake and stream safe, phosphate free dish soap has been purchased. Because I love the environment apparently. I would have bought the one that said it would clean the shit off our dishes but that's not an option these days. These are strange times we live in. People are cra...
by Andrew
17 Apr 2018, 14:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1966
Views: 66884

Re: Twitter!

I had an outstanding AP history teacher (one of the three best high school teachers I ever had), but he hardly used the textbook (if there was ever one), he just lectured, but in a storytelling fashion (I just realized he was podcasting 20 years before that was a thing) This sounds like my teacher....
by Andrew
17 Apr 2018, 12:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2157
Views: 88450

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

They are really dropping like flies. And the month is only halfway over.
by Andrew
17 Apr 2018, 08:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1266
Views: 40907

Re: cars and how they get that way

None of the ones in that price range that I looked at didn't have the touchscreen. The nice thing about the one on the Mazda is that it's not just a touchscreen, but can be operated by a set of controls on the center console. Works pretty well for the limited stuff I do with it. The drawback on the...
by Andrew
16 Apr 2018, 13:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1966
Views: 66884

Re: Twitter!

Monster has cans of caffeinated sugar water in every convenience store, gas station, grocery store, and pharmacy across the US... but it's the other guys who are the massive multinationals who dominate the energy drink market. Even by advertising puffery standards, that's a bold one.
by Andrew
16 Apr 2018, 13:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1266
Views: 40907

Re: cars and how they get that way

A friend is looking at getting a new hatchback, so I went along on some test drives. The Mazda 3 hatchback with the 2.5 engine was impressive. It felt like a driver's car and not just a transportation appliance for someone who hates cars. The digital screen in the center of the dash was not a good d...
by Andrew
16 Apr 2018, 13:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)
Replies: 490
Views: 41445

Re: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)

I would really appreciate it if my coworkers would stop appearing in my dreams. Dealing with them in waking life is more than enough.
by Andrew
15 Apr 2018, 08:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3191
Views: 120281

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

This ranch is closed off to the public, so we don't get any on us. I think they finish up going down 81 to the border, though I'm not sure. But yeah, the Divide's right in my back yard. The traditional southern terminus is at Crazy Cook Memorial , which is east of 81. I'm not sure where it crosses ...
by Andrew
14 Apr 2018, 19:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2157
Views: 88450

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

I recently had one of those moments where someone I haven't thought of in years just randomly popped into my head and I thought, hmmm I wonder if that person is still alive and oh my, he had just died like the day before :shock: He's not a household name but I grew up reading him and outdoorsy type...
by Andrew
13 Apr 2018, 15:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3838
Views: 115964

Re: When journalism goes bad

http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/an-apology-for-the-internet-from-the-people-who-built-it.html Tldr is trump was elected so booooooo fucking hoooo I was going to comment on the burning irony of a rag that relies on lurid headlines complaining about internet outrage, but I guess that's the NY Post...
by Andrew
13 Apr 2018, 12:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3191
Views: 120281

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Tuco wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 06:40
It's an hour to the mailbox for me. Another two and a half or so to Las Cruces or El Paso. And I hate driving.
Do you get CDT hikers near your ranch, or are you on the wrong side of highway 81?
by Andrew
12 Apr 2018, 20:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 2986
Views: 115578

Re: What are you reading?

I finished the Prince of Nothing trilogy by R. Scott Bakker. Overall conclusion: meh. I don't know if I'll read the follow-up tetralogy. His goals are apparently to be like Tolkien and Herbert, but his world doesn't feel old and lived-in like Middle Earth, it feels artificial and overstuffed. And th...
by Andrew
12 Apr 2018, 11:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3191
Views: 120281

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Solitudinarian wrote:
12 Apr 2018, 10:48
:cry:
Tuco wrote:
12 Apr 2018, 07:50
Hidalgo County. About where New Mexico, Chihuahua and Sonora come together.
That’s not too far. Maybe we should meet up some time for some food, lies, and recreational drinking.
You know Texas is involved when someone says 2.5 hours isn't that far.
by Andrew
12 Apr 2018, 11:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1966
Views: 66884

Re: Twitter!

Mo wrote:
12 Apr 2018, 03:00
He is inflammatory, but I don’t think it’s core to his appeal. Look at the lifecycle of Cindy Sheehan’s popularity.
Super popular until Team Blue got the presidency and then furiously ignored because she continued to protest the wars that the Team Blue president didn't stop?
by Andrew
10 Apr 2018, 21:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1966
Views: 66884

Re: Twitter!

Is Williamson the one that the Trumpistas have hated for a while because he said that poor, rural whites can either wallow in their dying towns or take some initiative and work to improve themselves (that is, that protectionism to try to help them is dumb)? That would support Nicole's point that he'...
by Andrew
09 Apr 2018, 22:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 456
Views: 12256

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Mortal Kombat might put her into a snowflake meltdown.
by Andrew
09 Apr 2018, 12:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 791
Views: 38070

Re: Private Money!

Kai Stinchcombe? I see the matrix's name generator is running low.
by Andrew
09 Apr 2018, 12:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1966
Views: 66884

Re: Twitter!

nicole wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 09:26
Tfw you live a sheltered life
Because he doesn't realize laundry stuff is as almost good as cash among the criminal class and that's why it's locked up?