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by Jasper
20 May 2018, 11:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2541
Views: 122968

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

It was cold and rainy all Saturday, and after a couple hours of the inescapable royal wedding, my wife put on The Great British Bake Off. PBS season 1 on Netflix.

I get it now.

What a lovely show.
by Jasper
18 May 2018, 16:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5065
Views: 106841

Re: Orange is the new President

Shem wrote:
18 May 2018, 15:08
Kinda. I mean, it's a mutually beneficial arrangement, actually. Hard to describe that as "having them by the balls" unless you view all commerce that way.
So you've never met any progressives then?
by Jasper
18 May 2018, 16:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1430
Views: 57482

Re: Home $weet Home

Spent about an hour last night snaking the upstairs toilet.

Then spend another hour in a hot shower with lye soap.

*shudder*
by Jasper
16 May 2018, 13:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21581

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

There's plenty of bad physics in Star Wars, and plenty of bad writing in The Last Jedi, but starship collisions are the least of our problems here. The bigger problem is that the writing wasn't good enough to justify the suspension of disbelief . Bold added - this is exactly my problem with the fil...
by Jasper
15 May 2018, 11:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21581

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

There's plenty of bad physics in Star Wars, and plenty of bad writing in The Last Jedi, but starship collisions are the least of our problems here. The bigger problem is that the writing wasn't good enough to justify the suspension of disbelief . Bold added - this is exactly my problem with the fil...
by Jasper
10 May 2018, 21:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Legion's air disease is all in your head (spoilers)
Replies: 17
Views: 713

Re: Legion's air disease is all in your head (spoilers)

All caught up. Holy Fukkin shit.
by Jasper
10 May 2018, 12:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Legion's air disease is all in your head (spoilers)
Replies: 17
Views: 713

Re: Legion's air disease is all in your head (spoilers)

I'd forgotten this started again until I saw Jason's FB post last night. Immediately watched the first two episodes.
by Jasper
10 May 2018, 08:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 238
Views: 9429

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

I think SpaceX should get a bit more credit than any of the other things he's been involved in, since it seems to be the project that actually has had the result of reducing costs for launch into space without hiding a lot of the costs behind government subsidies. Yes, they're getting money from th...
by Jasper
10 May 2018, 07:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21581

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Man, you guys are a bunch of nerds. What made my toast land butter-side-down, setting the whole rest of the movie up for angry nit-picking at shoddy writing and plot holes, was space bomber pilot having to climb down into the bomb bay to retrieve a garage bomb door opener, being exposed to the hard...
by Jasper
09 May 2018, 10:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21581

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Man, you guys are a bunch of nerds. What made my toast land butter-side-down, setting the whole rest of the movie up for angry nit-picking at shoddy writing and plot holes, was space bomber pilot having to climb down into the bomb bay to retrieve a garage bomb door opener, being exposed to the hard ...
by Jasper
08 May 2018, 12:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 363
Views: 18083

Re: Guns and Whatnot.

The left's claim that the NRA is all about selling guns to deplorable people is now pretty much true.
by Jasper
07 May 2018, 12:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 671
Views: 21581

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Finally watched The Last Jedi over the weekend.

Kinda wish I hadn't.
by Jasper
04 May 2018, 12:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 136
Views: 5180

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

I'm on my third Chinese Duolingo module, and I learned that Ni Hao ("Hello") transliterates to "You good?" An aside: my wife has signed up to teach in China this summer for a week or so through the cultural exchange program at her school. So she's just gotten into Duolingo for the past week. She pr...
by Jasper
04 May 2018, 11:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 286
Views: 10941

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

lunchstealer wrote:
04 May 2018, 00:31
Sweet fucking release of death, yo.
Can I have your stuff? I suddenly have a couple of houses to fill.
by Jasper
04 May 2018, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 238
Views: 9429

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

I don't follow Musk news at all, really, and I've no idea how he comes across in presentation in both social media or business, or even if his business ventures thus far are profitable. But I do gotta admire a guy who basically said "fuck you, I'll do it my way" to all the people who told him his id...
by Jasper
03 May 2018, 14:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4466
Views: 178608

Re: Food

I went shopping at Restaurant Depot and my lack of spatial intelligence bit me on the ass. It's such a giant warehouse with such massive cases of food everywhere -- it looked like the boxes I was buying were tiny! But guess what, it turns out 40 pounds of raw chicken is a lot of chicken. :lol: :lol...
by Jasper
03 May 2018, 14:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 329
Views: 10105

Re: Op-ediots

The latest Ross Douchehat column:

1. By the reaction I've seen on twitter, I suspect a great many people outraged by his column actually didn't read it.

2. Hey Ross, how about instead of robots, we decriminalize sex work? You do know your personal hero hung out with a whore, right?
by Jasper
03 May 2018, 13:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The real criminal is the judge
Replies: 32
Views: 1481

Re: The real criminal is the judge

This is so fucking insane, I'm surprised the dateline wasn't Florida. Though I would guess that requires the state initially giving a fuck about poor defendants. http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/nm-bail-reform-prompts-three-bail-bondsmen-to-run-for-the-gavel/4865696/ “I thought, 'You know what? ...
by Jasper
03 May 2018, 09:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 136
Views: 5180

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

The most recent Fifth Column podcast touches on this a bit. I's a conversation with Bret Weinstein and his wife about the Evergreen College & free speech on campus thing, and they mention Google & Damore early on. (I'm only about 20 minutes in.) Weinstein is careful to point out that yes, "free spee...
by Jasper
03 May 2018, 08:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 310
Views: 9932

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

We seem to have a 3rd shift supervisor working here by the name of Jaquay Chiles.

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by Jasper
02 May 2018, 16:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1806
Views: 95316

Re: Towing the Lion

My favorite typo so far this year: This font is ideal for communication pieces, due to its space saving qualities, geometric elegance of its shapes, and eight wights. Nazgul Sans? I love this so much I want to put a ring on it. If grylliade were to end right now it could end knowing that it has end...
by Jasper
01 May 2018, 13:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9209
Views: 311148

Re: Petty annoyances

DAR still remembers when Londonium was still in Rome.
by Jasper
30 Apr 2018, 15:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Women in Music
Replies: 75
Views: 1553

Re: Women in Music

Ellie wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 12:40
Warren wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 09:23
Jose and the Pussycats!
Can't believe I didn't think of them sooner.
I've never been a fan of Spanish music, personally.
:lol: :lol:
by Jasper
27 Apr 2018, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1243
Views: 41551

Re: Inequality

Who among the persistently unemployed is going to be your national childcare provider? TANF participants. There's more than a few I know who could be maintaining small-scale childcare operations but for licensing and insurance. Perfect. We need a national government program to employ childcare work...