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by Jasper
Today, 10:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 54
Views: 680

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

Now that she's part of "The System", she'll be changing that part then, right?
by Jasper
Today, 08:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 54
Views: 680

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

If only someone would invent some sort of space-sharing arrangement so that 2 or 3 young folks, making a fresh start in a new city all at once, could combine their meager resources to live in one place until they established a foothold there.
by Jasper
Yesterday, 16:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1784

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

My understanding is that the technology already exists to assemble molecules nucleus by nucleus. In some special cases, yes, people can position individual atoms. At scale? In reasonable time? No. Not even close. We'll continue to need chemists for a very, very, VERY long time. I suggest you talk t...
by Jasper
Yesterday, 15:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 53
Views: 2070

Re: Idiocracy is here

WTF, USA? Today, I got my saddle back from the repairs in South Carolina. The following was on the packing slip: HS Code: 8302.49.0000 Desc: ENGLISH DRESSAGE SADDLE These items are controlled by the U.S. Government and authorized for export only to the country of ultimate destination for use by the...
by Jasper
Yesterday, 15:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1699
Views: 94095

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

Ditto Jake.

This seems important.
by Jasper
15 Jan 2019, 14:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2626
Views: 139266

Re: Video Games!

I admit I gave up on Pathfinder for pretty much the reason Jason says. There's another encounter along the main story line where you run across a weird bear-ent hybrid thing... same story; critter one-shots everyone in the party. The camping mechanic is kinda cool, but is really poorly done. Yeah, i...
by Jasper
10 Jan 2019, 12:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5677
Views: 239000

Re: Light laffs

Coolie and the gang?
by Jasper
09 Jan 2019, 13:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4651
Views: 202498

Re: Food

Aresen wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 10:20
I loathed Mac & Cheese as a kid.
Psst... guys... I don't think RSN is American...
by Jasper
27 Dec 2018, 13:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4651
Views: 202498

Re: Food

If'n you want to maintain that sharpness for mac-n-cheese, try throwing in a little Gorgonzola or other bleu.
by Jasper
26 Dec 2018, 14:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4651
Views: 202498

Re: Food

You can always use your favorite mac-n-cheese recipe and jut throw in a bunch of diced, blanched, peppers of suitable hotness.
by Jasper
26 Dec 2018, 14:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 402
Views: 22642

Re: Guns and Whatnot.

The thing about switchblades is... they kinda suck. You can open a lock-back folder pretty quickly, with one hand, if it has a pin or stud on the blade near the pivot point. Should they be banned? No. Same with the butterfly flip-folders. Same for any knife with a 2.5" or longer or whateverthefuckt...
by Jasper
19 Dec 2018, 11:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2298
Views: 110569

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

Huh. Sandra Locke. Back in November apparently.
by Jasper
19 Dec 2018, 10:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1701
Views: 58574

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I've completely lost the thread of this flap. Can you guys stake out and support your positions again?

Sorry to vent. I just want to zip this up.
by Jasper
19 Dec 2018, 10:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 402
Views: 22642

Re: Guns and Whatnot.

The thing about switchblades is... they kinda suck. You can open a lock-back folder pretty quickly, with one hand, if it has a pin or stud on the blade near the pivot point. Should they be banned? No. Same with the butterfly flip-folders. Same for any knife with a 2.5" or longer or whateverthefuckth...
by Jasper
17 Dec 2018, 13:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2626
Views: 139266

Re: Video Games!

If anyone digs the old Baldur's Gate style isometric character building party management dungeon crawling goodness, Pathfinder: Kingmaker may give you what you crave. I started with the pre-made warrior dude yesterday after finally downloading it along with some other Kickstarter goodies, and quite ...
by Jasper
13 Dec 2018, 13:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4651
Views: 202498

Re: Food

I have a rotisserie chicken and have decided to use the carcass to make stock. Any tips? (Looks at Warren). Stock Is pretty straightforward. Put the carcass in a pot with two quarts of water . I'd add, like, half an onion sliced in half, and any other veggie trimmings you have lying around two carr...
by Jasper
11 Dec 2018, 13:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 76436

Re: Home $weet Home

Hmm.

99 acres.

Live in the small house and turn the big house into a destination hunting resort for Scandinavians.
by Jasper
11 Dec 2018, 13:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Stand-Up Comedy as depicted on Amazon Prime
Replies: 27
Views: 571

Re: Stand-Up Comedy as depicted on Amazon Prime

The whole Catskills thing seemed weird, but that's from me looking back on what was normal, I guess, back then? I mean, I understand that it used to be a thing. Hell, Dirty Dancing was set in such a place, and there's enough references to the "borscht belt" and 'upstate resort clubs' in pop culture ...
by Jasper
10 Dec 2018, 12:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Stand-Up Comedy as depicted on Amazon Prime
Replies: 27
Views: 571

Re: Stand-Up Comedy as depicted on Amazon Prime

OTOH, the "To Kill A Mockingbird" opening was brilliant. Brilliant how? I see that it's a spot on recreation. But I can't make a connection between the hot summer of Maycomb Alabama and the mountain air of the Catskills. I didn't read any significance into it; it just caught me off guard as a anoth...
by Jasper
06 Dec 2018, 12:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 666
Views: 26722

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

I suspect the pet store doesn’t have food grade activated charcoal. Of course you can get a tub of it on amazon for dirt cheap. No one in 'merica has "food grade" activated carbon/charcoal. It is not an approved food additive. What you'll find is pharma-grade activated charcoal for use in/as dietar...
by Jasper
06 Dec 2018, 12:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The author is dead, but is the performer?
Replies: 16
Views: 433

Re: The author is dead, but is the performer?

Stephen Fry wrote:So fucking what?
by Jasper
03 Dec 2018, 12:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4651
Views: 202498

Re: Food

I made a version of zurek, Polish sour rye soup, yesterday that came out pretty well. Began the zur, or zakwas, or sour, on Tuesday. Mmmmm.... fermenty rye smell..... In reviewing a bunch of recipes online to use as guidance, it looks like Poland (and perhaps other eastern-bloc nations) have an equi...
by Jasper
03 Dec 2018, 12:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind
Replies: 694
Views: 32050

Re: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind

Is there a reusable solution for ripening fruit like the paper bag but not made of paper? The closest I can find is the Avocado Sock , and I am not paying $18 + $7 shipping for a motherfucking sock. The only trick I've ever heard is putting a banana in with other unripened fruit, and the ethylene (...
by Jasper
30 Nov 2018, 11:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1701
Views: 58574

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

FFS, health insurance companies are now advising people to start GoFundMes to pay for bills. If you're talking about that letter making it's way across social media, it's from the transplant review board of the hospital, and there's some medicare regulation that says you have to be able to afford t...
by Jasper
30 Nov 2018, 11:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind
Replies: 694
Views: 32050

Re: Questions for the Grylliade Non-Hive Mind

Is there a reusable solution for ripening fruit like the paper bag but not made of paper? The closest I can find is the Avocado Sock , and I am not paying $18 + $7 shipping for a motherfucking sock. The only trick I've ever heard is putting a banana in with other unripened fruit, and the ethylene (...