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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4586
Views: 194490

Re: Food

FWIW, I've never had any problem using chopsticks the correct way: you pick them up in your right hand (or left, if you're left-handed), hold them high enough to get the waiter's attention, then once you have the latter, ask him to bring you a fork. E-Z.
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2018, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 7331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Most of the wretched things Harris has done have already been mentioned on this forum somewhere or the other -- the worst by far IMO is the California AG office under Harris opposing the legalization of marijuana on the grounds that the state needs a steady supply of safe, trustworthy, non-violent p...
by Jennifer
14 Nov 2018, 21:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 7331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Whoever DOES get the Dem nod in 2020, I hope like hell it's not Kamala Harris. In the 1960s and 1970s, there was a lot of 'New York Hate' that carried over to any candidate from that state. I think California has stepped into the 'State that Everybody Hates' slot in that regard. I could see Harris ...
by Jennifer
14 Nov 2018, 21:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 206
Views: 7331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Whoever DOES get the Dem nod in 2020, I hope like hell it's not Kamala Harris.
by Jennifer
14 Nov 2018, 15:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 135215

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

So California is burning, whereas Georgia is chilly and overdamp, and a couple days ago we had actual flash flood warnings here. (Jeff and I actually had to postpone picking up my car from the repair shop because of that.) If this keeps up I'm going to become a Weather Communist: we must stamp out t...
by Jennifer
13 Nov 2018, 19:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 7378

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

If it's the former, it's not clear how willingness to solicit randos on the street is preferable to the alternative. I'd guess that, for people worrywarting about modern trends, the preferred alternative (or "old way of doing things") was not soliciting randos on the street, but meeting people in o...
by Jennifer
13 Nov 2018, 18:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 7378

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

If it's the former, it's not clear how willingness to solicit randos on the street is preferable to the alternative. I'd guess that, for people worrywarting about modern trends, the preferred alternative (or "old way of doing things") was not soliciting randos on the street, but meeting people in o...
by Jennifer
13 Nov 2018, 18:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 276
Views: 7378

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

[ Googles to make sure I'm not mis-remembering something ] Cracked had an article some time ago which I think does relate to this a bit: "& Reasons the 21st Century is making you miserable." I think the first four items on the list have much to do with the supposed sex deficit (Note: I am NOT presen...
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2018, 15:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70710

Re: Home $weet Home

I'd ... actually prefer a nice dark blue or dark green carpet over the omnipresent beige carpeting that seems to be the American default. [Slinks away over beige carpet in shame]
by Jennifer
11 Nov 2018, 15:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 19641

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Probably the former, especially since I have read about actual adults in America who complain that they "can't" poop away from home due to nervousness or whatever.
by Jennifer
10 Nov 2018, 22:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51270

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

I agree with Reason's take on the issue: "Criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Her Socialist Views, Not Her Struggle to Find Affordable Housing in D.C." A New York Times profile of newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez noted that the young democratic socialist was having some troubl...
by Jennifer
10 Nov 2018, 16:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 19641

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I do recall reading an article some time ago regarding how, due to the one-child policy, a lot of Chinese kids were growing up ridiculously spoiled (IIRC they called it something like "Little Emperor" syndrome), but -- being 12 years old and unable to wipe your own ass? Yikes.
by Jennifer
09 Nov 2018, 21:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70710

Re: Home $weet Home

Yikes. Even the misanthropic psychopath who designed my horrible Virginia townhouse didn't go that far.
by Jennifer
09 Nov 2018, 19:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 135215

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Jesus. I was quickly skimming through my Twitter feed, and at first I thought this was a still from some upcoming alien-invasion disaster movie.

by Jennifer
09 Nov 2018, 19:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1862
Views: 70710

Re: Home $weet Home

There was a time when 'wall to wall carpeting' was considered a feature, and some people just don't ever want their feet to touch anything hard. To the point that some psychotic fuckers put installed carpeting in fucking bathrooms. I also want to slap whoever thought it was a good idea to put carpe...
by Jennifer
09 Nov 2018, 17:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 135215

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Are any members of the Gryll's California contingent in possible danger from those wildfires? I've been paying sporadic attention to the news channels, and those fires seem horrifying even by the already horrifying standards of western wildfires. (Saw a factoid on CNN last night/this morning: the "C...
by Jennifer
09 Nov 2018, 16:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51270

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

I gotta come down on the side of "asinine and obtuse", whether she was trying to be funny or not. She's not wrong that it is difficult to move to a new high-cost-of-living city when your job doesn't start for a while. She seems to be implying, though, that this is something special about her Compar...
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2018, 23:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51270

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

I still don't read it as attempted humor, but as a straightforward explanation of her current situation: she can't afford to move to DC yet, but should be able to get by until then. Did you see a video of her saying this, with a tone of voice suggesting she was trying to be funny, or are you only re...
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2018, 23:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51270

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Aresen wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 23:08
translation wrote:Oh, poor me! I have no salary for three months until I take my place in one of the world's most powerful legislative bodies. How will I live? Tee hee hee!
If you're determined to find something contemptible in what she said then sure, that's a reasonable interpretation.
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2018, 23:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51270

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

If she doesn't want to move to DC before January, then there's no problem, so she has nothing to complain about. I didn't read what she said as a "complaint," merely an explanation of why she's not moving to DC just yet. Also, if you say "don't worry" and "we're working it out" then you don't get t...
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2018, 22:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51270

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

A 'working class person' who can't figure out how to transition for 3 months to a salary of $174,000/yr is too dumb to be allowed into Congress. She isn't stupid, but this is a stupid comment. Huh? She is figuring out "how to transition for 3 months" (she saved money from her bartender job before q...
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2018, 22:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4001
Views: 135809

Re: When journalism goes bad

This man writes for the New York Times: https://twitter.com/BCAppelbaum/status/1060617000463011841 I don't know what the word 'gaslighting' means and I wish people would stop using it. There are plenty of actual English words. Bonus tweet from the same man, six years ago: https://twitter.com/BCAppel...
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2018, 22:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51270

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Where'd you get that from the story? I read the entire thing, and the whole "How can I get an apartment in DC" bit struck me as a rhetorical question: people seem surprised that she's not immediately setting up housekeeping there, but she can't afford it until her Congressional salary kicks in. EDI...
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2018, 21:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51270

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Where'd you get that from the story? I read the entire thing, and the whole "How can I get an apartment in DC" bit struck me as a rhetorical question: people seem surprised that she's not immediately setting up housekeeping there, but she can't afford it until her Congressional salary kicks in. EDIT...
by Jennifer
08 Nov 2018, 21:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51270

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

A politician who's not fantastically wealthy? Oh, yeah, that's definitely someone worth mocking.