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by Andrew
07 Jan 2019, 16:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9436
Views: 353117

Re: Petty annoyances

It could be a bad (but not quite toast) battery, too. A coworker had similar intermittent electrical system problems caused by one.
by Andrew
07 Jan 2019, 16:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1861

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

That statement sounds like the usual "let disinterested technocrats run your life and everything will be great." Add in some pro-social justice language and some "what's so great about liberty anyway?" and I think I'll pass.
by Andrew
06 Jan 2019, 20:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Trump-like is the new Congresswoman
Replies: 60
Views: 1094

Re: Trump-like is the new Congresswoman

Is she really that young? *googles* huh. I did not realize that. That's like saying "I never realized Kim Kardahsian had a big round butt". I don't know what Kim Kardashian looks like. Yes, you do. By osmosis. Think about what every hot, trendy woman is trying to look like. Her copycats are legion.
by Andrew
06 Jan 2019, 20:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This Life is Absurd
Replies: 139
Views: 8400

Re: This Life is Absurd

I don't know who Alton Brown is. Isn't he someone the singer refers to in "Winter Wonderland"?
by Andrew
03 Jan 2019, 22:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread
Replies: 800
Views: 52631

Re: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread

Moon Nazis. I hate Moon Nazis.
by Andrew
02 Jan 2019, 13:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 232
Views: 9180

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Mittens is turning 72 this year, so him planning on a 2024 run would be quite optimistic.

I'd say odds are good that Flake will make a primary challenge in 2020.
by Andrew
02 Jan 2019, 00:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5677
Views: 239150

Re: Light laffs

I chortled, but that's not even a joke. Midwestern and Canadian snowbirds can be so tight with money that Jews and Scots get uncomfortable.
by Andrew
01 Jan 2019, 15:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?
Replies: 175
Views: 3103

Re: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?

I think the requirement of 2/3 of the Senate to convict and remove addresses the worry about upsetting electoral outcomes. If the prez has lost 2/3 of the Senate, that's a strong indicator of having lost popular mandate in a big way. I think a grand jury indicting an orange ham sandwich creates much...
by Andrew
31 Dec 2018, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?
Replies: 175
Views: 3103

Re: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?

If only Trump had been smart enough to form the Trump Global Initiative non-profit.
by Andrew
23 Dec 2018, 08:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7809
Views: 268342

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

Watched a bunch of bad movies with a friend yesterday. By watching all these movies, I think I quintupled my 2018 movie watching. 1. Bloodsport. Somehow I had never seen this one. I really appreciate 1980s action movies like this that can get everything done in 90 minutes. It also seemed like The Go...
by Andrew
21 Dec 2018, 19:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1297
Views: 35081

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

The coffee can in the backyard is looking awfully good right now.
by Andrew
20 Dec 2018, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 687
Views: 38437

Re: The Road to Damascus

It's kinda amazing to watch Team Blue suddenly become pro-war in the span of 12 hours.
by Andrew
19 Dec 2018, 19:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 687
Views: 38437

Re: The Road to Damascus

Abandoning the American-backed Kurdish allies, Pentagon officials have argued, will hamper future efforts by the United States to gain the trust of local fighters, from Afghanistan to Yemen to Somalia. If Trump orders a rapid withdrawal from those places (and Iraq), then he should get Obama's peace...
by Andrew
19 Dec 2018, 16:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3889
Views: 228847

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Hugh Akston wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 15:18
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I thought otters were leaner bears. Now I'm so confused.
by Andrew
17 Dec 2018, 13:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2300
Views: 148488

Re: Market Failure!

If you only look for certain, reasonably well-known things, you don't tend to run across the phenomenon too much, but it's definitely there. This is a good description of it. If there's a certain item/brand I'm looking for, it's never been an issue. Trying to find a basic mp3 player (I don't like u...
by Andrew
16 Dec 2018, 22:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2300
Views: 148488

Re: Market Failure!

I'm not a big fan of the ever-increasing amount of items on Amazon that are weird Chinese/Japanese/Korean/god-only-knows brands with poorly written product descriptions and a mixture of legitimate and suspicious reviews.
by Andrew
16 Dec 2018, 08:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1701
Views: 58665

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Hugh Akston wrote:
15 Dec 2018, 20:02
Uh didn't SCOTUS already decide the penaltax is constitutional? Is there any reason they would actually review this case?
There was a moment where I wondered whether the last 7 years had been a weird dream and we were back to 2011 and arguing about the individual mandate.
by Andrew
15 Dec 2018, 14:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9436
Views: 353117

Re: Petty annoyances

Rachel wrote:
15 Dec 2018, 12:06
At least the locksmith was SUPER hot.
Now "he opens the lock" can replace "he fixes the cable."
by Andrew
12 Dec 2018, 20:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1157
Views: 81365

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: 1886
Views: 76628

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: 906
Views: 54645

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: 906
Views: 54645

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: 2300
Views: 148488

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: 9436
Views: 353117

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: 5063

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...