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by Andrew
21 Sep 2018, 11:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 379
Views: 19510

Re: Guns and Whatnot.

The government would never make up allegations against a political enemy. They'd never do something like claim someone had hired a hitman to kill 6 people to smear them in a pending case and then never bring those charges.
by Andrew
20 Sep 2018, 12:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2184
Views: 86073

Re: Twitter!

TIL that straight male friends can never be roommates. Wasn’t “he’s my roommate” the tradition way to conceal a homosexual relationship? This is uncle Bert’s ‘friend’ Ernie. It's true though. Heterosexual guys use to be able to form deep friendships that isn't really possible anymore. They can't? I...
by Andrew
20 Sep 2018, 08:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 569
Views: 17606

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Much of the red pill/pua stuff snaps into focus when one replaces "women" with "women with lots of cluster B personality traits." When the guys engage in behavior specifically designed to attract those women, what a surprise, every woman they deal with is a borderline or narcissist. I wonder what th...
by Andrew
19 Sep 2018, 16:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2184
Views: 86073

Re: Twitter!

TIL that straight male friends can never be roommates.
by Andrew
19 Sep 2018, 16:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1366
Views: 46548

Re: cars and how they get that way

It's not just profit margin, it's volume. Porsche's Cayenne has always been the highest selling vehicle they make, from the minute they started selling them. SUVs are what lots of people want to buy. That's proof we live in a horrible simulation: people are going to Porsche dealerships and buying a...
by Andrew
19 Sep 2018, 16:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11915
Views: 676930

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

The science journal Nature publishes one sci-fi story a week. A lot of them are boring, notable only for their high-art pretensions. But this one is good: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06698-2 OK, maybe I only like it because it appeals to my libertarian sympathies via a scenario of "I...
by Andrew
19 Sep 2018, 12:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11915
Views: 676930

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

But the idea that politeness and civility is owed to anyone in a position of power is one of the great gotchas of liberal thought.
I'll read the piece later, but I wonder what the author's opinion was of the people who didn't show politeness and civility to Obama when he was president.
by Andrew
19 Sep 2018, 12:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1366
Views: 46548

Re: cars and how they get that way

You know the profit margins in SUVs are large when Ferrari, Bentley, Maserati, and Lamborghini are all jumping on board.
by Andrew
16 Sep 2018, 15:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1579
Views: 64602

Re: Home $weet Home

Are the shrubberies at different heights so you get the two-level effect with the little path down the middle?
by Andrew
16 Sep 2018, 10:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5612
Views: 226355

Re: Light laffs

Dangerman wrote:
16 Sep 2018, 10:43
How badass would I look striding out of a snowstorm in that kit, though!
Pretty badass until that wampa paw came out of nowhere and took your face off.
by Andrew
16 Sep 2018, 00:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 569
Views: 17606

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Demonstrate value
Engage physically
Nurture dependence
Neglect emotionally
Inspire hope
Separate entirely
by Andrew
15 Sep 2018, 15:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7730
Views: 256334

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

Warren wrote:
15 Sep 2018, 14:51
I'm five minutes in the sequel to Goon, and I'm throwing in the towel. That's got to be a new record.
Goonies has never done much for me, either.
by Andrew
13 Sep 2018, 20:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 2374

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

The scenery looks like something I'll enjoy watching. The rest looks pretty good, too.
by Andrew
10 Sep 2018, 23:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Earworm Infestations
Replies: 305
Views: 26546

Re: Earworm Infestations

Gah. I have an ear worm and I don't even know the song. It was someone trying very hard (and mostly succeeding) to sound like the Jayhawks, and one of the repeated lines was "everything's gonna be alright."
by Andrew
09 Sep 2018, 10:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4560
Views: 190917

Re: Food

If you get tired of apple butter, you're making it incorrectly.
by Andrew
09 Sep 2018, 00:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5612
Views: 226355

Re: Light laffs

The memes flooding forth using the "believe in something" ad language have really been making my week. My favorites so far have been the plane heading towards the twin towers, the Killdozer, and the Heaven's Gate aftermath.
by Andrew
07 Sep 2018, 11:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2184
Views: 86073

Re: Twitter!

dhex wrote:
07 Sep 2018, 11:36
It also works when driving. Avoid pickup trucks with that label, particularly when paired with the spartan helmet.
You'd love driving in Arizona.
by Andrew
07 Sep 2018, 11:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2260
Views: 102400

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

White Lightning, Gator, Hooper, Stroker Ace, Malone...
by Andrew
06 Sep 2018, 23:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2184
Views: 86073

Re: Twitter!

I almost feel bad for wanting to make the obvious joke. Almost.
by Andrew
03 Sep 2018, 18:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2184
Views: 86073

Re: Twitter!

Who the fuck do the people who only speak Luxembourgish talk to? The infallible wiki says that it's a German dialect. They presumably talk to other people speaking German dialects. Or just like, the same dozen or so people they run into every week, like 99% of people. Before twitter anyways. But th...
by Andrew
03 Sep 2018, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6573
Views: 201420

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Mo wrote:
03 Sep 2018, 10:21
Unless they share their names with bros on the OFAC list, why are they freezing accounts of random peeps with Persian or Cuban names. Do they want to do business in West LA/Miami?
Maybe it's an anti-guido move.
by Andrew
31 Aug 2018, 21:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11915
Views: 676930

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Posters for Twin Peaks: the Return. One poster for each episode. Some mild spoilers. A sample:

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by Andrew
31 Aug 2018, 21:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3059
Views: 125327

Re: What are you reading?

I finally scored a used copy of Barry Hannah's Bats Out of Hell . I had been looking for something by him for a while, but people apparently don't trade his books to used book stores. Anyway, it's great. It's a collection of short stories that appeared in various places in the late 80s and early 90s...
by Andrew
31 Aug 2018, 14:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 278
Views: 16223

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Ducey is up for reelection in Nov. Appointing Joe gets him nothing since Maricopa County (3.8 million vs 3.2 million in rest of state) has proven it's already very tired of Joe. And the rest of the state is more Blue leaning than Maricopa County (so even more anti-Joe). A younger Team Red guy who is...
by Andrew
30 Aug 2018, 13:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 242
Views: 24259

Re: On the modern electric guitar

I was watching a video of Scott Metzger playing with JRAD and couldn't figure out what guitar he was playing. Odd body design, pickups looked weird, and the volume/tone knobs are massive. I'm vaguely aware of many custom types, but still didn't know it. Turns out it's a Ronin Songbird: http://roning...