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by Andrew
Yesterday, 20:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1146
Views: 79582

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
11 Dec 2018, 15:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1882
Views: 74664

Re: Home $weet Home

$600k might as well be $600M to me, but 100 acres and a lap pool? That's living like royalty.
by Andrew
09 Dec 2018, 14:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 901
Views: 53220

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

The PHIT Act (how I hate the acronyms used in legislation now) would "allow taxpayers to place up to $2,000 a year in existing Pre-Tax medical accounts for reimbursement of physical activity expenses." It has passed the house and is pending in the Senate. I am all for the government making all of m...
by Andrew
09 Dec 2018, 12:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 901
Views: 53220

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

The PHIT Act (how I hate the acronyms used in legislation now) would "allow taxpayers to place up to $2,000 a year in existing Pre-Tax medical accounts for reimbursement of physical activity expenses." It has passed the house and is pending in the Senate. I am all for the government making all of my...
by Andrew
08 Dec 2018, 23:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2291
Views: 146216

Re: Market Failure!

dead_elvis wrote:
08 Dec 2018, 22:07
This is just pathetic. Are you *really* that lazy (and can afford to overpay for booze):
Wow. A 750mL of JD is around $18-20 here, so that is a steep laziness tax.
by Andrew
07 Dec 2018, 18:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9376
Views: 348260

Re: Petty annoyances

Even with every single possible notification/fancy feature disabled, Google maps still sucks to use on mobile. Search for something and it brings up a big list of shit that blocks the map (gee, thanks for giant pictures of food that make it so I can't see on the map where said food is). Swipe down t...
by Andrew
07 Dec 2018, 11:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 4116

Re: Vote or Die

In looking at Arizona election results, I noticed a distinct lack of libertarian candidates. Turns out that wasn't a fluke, per Warren Meyer: Well, it turns out that the Arizona state legislature changed the rules for third parties explicitly to get the libertarian party off the ballot and prevent l...
by Andrew
06 Dec 2018, 21:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Finally, a celebrity speaks out against something actually important
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Finally, a celebrity speaks out against something actually important

If this isn't the most on-point PSA by a celebrity, it has to rank in the top 10.
by Andrew
06 Dec 2018, 21:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6838

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Near Algodones had the Coen feel was I expecting (absurd while remaining dry humored), and I enjoyed that one. James Franco played his role well, and Stephen Root laughing maniacally while running across a field covered in pans is just what life needs. Would you say this one avoids anything too mea...
by Andrew
06 Dec 2018, 06:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 491
Views: 17356

Re: Op-ediots

The desire to have WASP-like people running things again explains why Kerry won in 2004 and Romney won in 2012.
by Andrew
05 Dec 2018, 20:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1692
Views: 92865

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

I definitely have a visual entertainment problem these days. I'm tired of zombies, vampires, serial killers (above all serial killers), superheroes, Massive CGI Spectacles. Broader categories are "Things that won't die even though they've been repetitive for 3 seasons / sequels". I'm not tired of b...
by Andrew
04 Dec 2018, 22:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1260
Views: 32908

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Pham Nuwen wrote:
04 Dec 2018, 20:37
Is it time to crack skulls and feast on the goo inside?
Hang on, let me check what happened to my 457b...

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Yes, it's time.
by Andrew
03 Dec 2018, 11:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 655
Views: 24827

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

Is there a more successful snake oil out there than emergen-c? $10 for thirty packets of vitamin c and sugar. That has to be killer profit margin.
by Andrew
03 Dec 2018, 11:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Words I Happen to Dislike
Replies: 451
Views: 16643

Re: Words I Happen to Dislike

Dopesick
by Andrew
02 Dec 2018, 22:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11965
Views: 694923

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Linguistic history of the word "bear." It would appear that Berlin, Berne, and Brno all basically mean "bear town," but not in the way that Ellie would hope.
by Andrew
02 Dec 2018, 21:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6838

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

I saw the first 4 vignettes of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs . Perhaps the last 2 would change my mind, but I was not impressed. First off, the photography is weird. Everything has a slightly too round, somewhat slippery look like the effect of getting too close to a fisheye lens. Also, much of it ha...
by Andrew
02 Dec 2018, 07:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 245
Views: 26037

Re: On the modern electric guitar

A freshly-released video of Dweezil demonstrating some Frank Zappa licks:



The tone he's getting demonstrates why a SG might be my favorite guitar, even though this one appears to have humbuckers and not p90s.
by Andrew
30 Nov 2018, 09:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1402
Views: 69157

Re: Pick Your Poisson

You guys I'm...not sure Donald Trump is the problem here I like the opener where the divorce attorney has seen TWO!!! cases of divorce over politics. It's a huge trend! And then they quote an Evergreen professor. Color me convinced. But yeah, that is overall some amazing TDS on display. He does tak...
by Andrew
29 Nov 2018, 21:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4616
Views: 199425

Re: Food

Do not purchase Organic Valley sharp cheddar cheese unless you want a cheese that tastes like a cow smells.
by Andrew
29 Nov 2018, 11:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2634
Views: 139241

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

I watched seasons 2-4 of Parks and Rec and mostly enjoyed it. Well, I enjoyed Ron Swanson and Jean-Ralphio. Other characters were tolerable.
by Andrew
29 Nov 2018, 07:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 332
Views: 22084

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Knickers the cow https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--tCk7XWrp--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/tbgmmfhpih2gyaq9g5qr.png To put it into perspective, the seven-year-old is almost as tall as NBA star Michael Jordan and weighs more than a Mini Cooper car at about 1,400 kilogr...
by Andrew
28 Nov 2018, 19:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8839
Views: 280598

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I saw a bumper sticker on my way home today that said "Prayer is our best defense against evil", which actually explains a lot about the state of the world. I find a nice jacketed hollow point works better on a personal level, but it's inadequate for larger systemic issues. Larger systemic issues r...
by Andrew
27 Nov 2018, 22:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3078
Views: 133928

Re: What are you reading?

I finished a collection of short stories by Chekhov. They tended to put me to sleep. Not because they were dull or boring, but there was something dusty or airless about them. Hard to describe. As incredibly bleak slices of life from Imperial Russia, they were fascinating to read, but it didn't feel...
by Andrew
26 Nov 2018, 17:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1371
Views: 49791

Re: cars and how they get that way

Jeep wants to get back into the midsize truck market: https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/f ... ler-truck/
by Andrew
25 Nov 2018, 17:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2949
Views: 132252

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

While watching football on turkey day, I noticed that every white guy on the field appeared to have a horrific sunburn (at least for the Cowboys game and Saints game; I didn't see the Lions game). When they showed the announcers, they were also quite red/orange. This did not appear to be the case in...