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by Shem
Yesterday, 20:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112111

Re: Orange is the new President

Meh. In the world where Trump keeled over before the Team Ted debates, people would be going on about how "Only Ted Cruz" or "Only Jeb Bush" would be doing this stuff that Red voters are clamoring for and that Team Red is eager to do. You truly think Cruz or Bush (especially!) would be putting chil...
by Shem
Yesterday, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112111

Re: Orange is the new President

Meh. In the world where Trump keeled over before the Team Ted debates, people would be going on about how "Only Ted Cruz" or "Only Jeb Bush" would be doing this stuff that Red voters are clamoring for and that Team Red is eager to do. You truly think Cruz or Bush (especially!) would be putting chil...
by Shem
Yesterday, 18:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112111

Re: Orange is the new President

Not to be "that guy," but let me just be anyway: concentration camps for children is something that could only have happened under Trump.
by Shem
16 Jun 2018, 14:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 509
Views: 14071

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I didn't know Asimov had HIV, I thought he was just old. (72 years was common enough for a male eastern European born New Yorker of his generation. Or now for that matter.) They kept it quiet at the time, because it was 1992 and the stigma was still extremely real, but he definitely died of AIDS-re...
by Shem
16 Jun 2018, 01:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 509
Views: 14071

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I"m still skeptical that Asimov got HIV from a blood transfusion, with the life he lived. I've listened to a few of his podcasts, and he def comes across like a narcissistic jackass obsessed with making sure nobody does anything to detract from his perfect ego projection. And if you can't make yours...
by Shem
15 Jun 2018, 12:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23568

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Paul Manafort has his house arrest revoked for attempted witness tampering. Money quote: “I have struggled with this decision,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson said. But she concluded that couldn’t come up with a release order she could issue that would prevent Manafort from further attempts at witness ta...
by Shem
14 Jun 2018, 13:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183598

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

It's good, but it's not like biting into it is like getting a molly-fueled double-blow. "Molly-fueled double-blow". That is a very nice turn of phrase sir. It keeps popping up in my head ever since I read it. I'll probably put it in rotation for conversation. Well done Shem. Wait, is a double-blow ...
by Shem
14 Jun 2018, 13:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2596
Views: 123409

Re: Video Games!

Jasper wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 13:14
While your criticisms of Bethesda make sense, my point is that there are still good cRPGs to be found.
Ah, I thought you were speaking specifically of Bethesda games.
by Shem
14 Jun 2018, 13:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183598

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

It's good, but it's not like biting into it is like getting a molly-fueled double-blow. "Molly-fueled double-blow". That is a very nice turn of phrase sir. It keeps popping up in my head ever since I read it. I'll probably put it in rotation for conversation. Well done Shem. Wait, is a double-blow ...
by Shem
14 Jun 2018, 12:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183598

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

It's good, but it's not like biting into it is like getting a molly-fueled double-blow. "Molly-fueled double-blow". That is a very nice turn of phrase sir. It keeps popping up in my head ever since I read it. I'll probably put it in rotation for conversation. Well done Shem. Wait, is a double-blow ...
by Shem
13 Jun 2018, 21:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183598

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I guess I don't know how people draw the line. Question for people who support a boycott: Are we morally responsible for what a person or company does with the money that they earn from commercial transactions with us as customers? What degree of financial separation is required from bad actions? D...
by Shem
13 Jun 2018, 17:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183598

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

One person giving money to a political campaign is not the same as putting a God Hates Fags sign in each franchise. Dude, they gave money to people who pushed the "death penalty for gays" law in Uganda. As well as conversion camps here at home. This isn't political donations we're talking about. Ye...
by Shem
13 Jun 2018, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183598

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Dangerman wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 13:57
One person giving money to a political campaign is not the same as putting a God Hates Fags sign in each franchise.
Dude, they gave money to people who pushed the "death penalty for gays" law in Uganda. As well as conversion camps here at home. This isn't political donations we're talking about.
by Shem
13 Jun 2018, 12:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183598

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Ellie wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 11:39
I'd go gay for those waffle fries. Or straight. Whatever. I'd suck something.
Our Ellie has mastered the single entendre. I'm so proud.
by Shem
13 Jun 2018, 11:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2596
Views: 123409

Re: Video Games!

Cdprojekt could announce a game that kicks you in the crotch every time you right click and I'd still be looking forward to it. What about a game where you go around collecting cards with drawings of naked women on them when you claw machine your way into the correct encounter? ...Oh wait, they alr...
by Shem
13 Jun 2018, 11:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183598

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I ate there once or twice before all the bigot stuff became public, and I don't get the loyalty it inspires. I mean, I get it for the culture war stuff, but I don't get why people go nuts for the chicken. It's good, but it's not like biting into it is like getting a molly-fueled double-blow.
by Shem
13 Jun 2018, 00:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2596
Views: 123409

Re: Video Games!

While the median version of single person RPG isn't all that great, my all time games list is dominated by them. Witcher 3, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age Origins, Skyrim (okay less narrative but still), Divinity OS 2, Fallout 2 and 3 (New Vegas), and on and on. The problem with Fallout is that it's pac...
by Shem
13 Jun 2018, 00:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2596
Views: 123409

Re: Video Games!

Fallout 76 looks like a game I don’t want to play. Can we just have narrative single player RPGs still be a thing pls? Do you have to turn everything into multi player base raids? No. The answer is no. I can't quite agree enough to subscribe. I think the backlash against Fallout 76 being multiplaye...
by Shem
12 Jun 2018, 22:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112111

Re: Orange is the new President

North Korean State media says Trump agreed to lift sanctions. So either it happened, in which case he offered to give away the house for nothing, or it didn't happen, and the North Koreans are already lying about the content of the meeting. Either way, this whole pageant was just as idiotic as ever...
by Shem
12 Jun 2018, 20:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112111

Re: Orange is the new President

That's not the point, Shem. Brooks cannot go ahead with a military exercise unless and until the POTUS actually does go back on his word. When Trump does change his mind - which I fully expect - Brooks can go ahead. Until then, he is disobeying his CinC. Until Trump changes his mind, Kim Jong Un ca...
by Shem
12 Jun 2018, 20:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112111

Re: Orange is the new President

The noises about the end of the military exercises (they're not actually going to end them, there's no constituency anywhere in DC for that. That was just Trump mimicking the last person he talked to) happened because of the summit, and Moon Jae-in's idiotic and baffling belief that Trump could be ...
by Shem
12 Jun 2018, 19:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112111

Re: Orange is the new President

The noises about the end of the military exercises (they're not actually going to end them, there's no constituency anywhere in DC for that. That was just Trump mimicking the last person he talked to) happened because of the summit, and Moon Jae-in's idiotic and baffling belief that Trump could be ...
by Shem
12 Jun 2018, 18:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112111

Re: Orange is the new President

Kim Wins! The rest of the world: Not so much. So Kim leaves Singapore having gained much of the international legitimacy the dynastic dictatorship has sought for decades. But the gifts from Trump did not end there. He also announced an end to US military exercises in the Korean peninsula – the “war...
by Shem
12 Jun 2018, 13:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23568

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

China makes a couple of moves that are favorable to his and Ivanka's business interests and suddenly Canada is the trade war adversary. That alone would be impeachable if we had a Congress with any sort of economic sense. This is where you lose me. This would not be impeachable in any place where h...
by Shem
12 Jun 2018, 13:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112111

Re: Orange is the new President

Kim Wins! The rest of the world: Not so much. So Kim leaves Singapore having gained much of the international legitimacy the dynastic dictatorship has sought for decades. But the gifts from Trump did not end there. He also announced an end to US military exercises in the Korean peninsula – the “war...