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by Jennifer
Today, 04:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cheap food, historically
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Cheap food, historically

I vaguely remember reading something from long ago -- I think in Steinbeck's Travels with Charley -- something about how nostalgia for good old-fashioned farm cooking is often misplaced, because that homemade farm butter from days past was often runny or sour or tasted funny because the cows ate bad...
by Jennifer
20 Apr 2018, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 320
Views: 15295

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

I'd like to think he goes the Deng route, but IIRC when Un was purging various officials earlier in his reign, some of those people were purged precisely for suggesting the country make some Chinese-style reforms to its economy. Maybe Un's changed his mind about that over the past couple of years, b...
by Jennifer
19 Apr 2018, 23:27
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 237
Views: 9212

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

The Officer who dragged the passenger off the plane is suing United. Long's suit names United Airlines, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its commissioner, Ginger Evans. "But for the CDA's negligence and failure to train (Long) how to respond to an escalating situation with an airline pa...
by Jennifer
19 Apr 2018, 22:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 258
Views: 5444

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

Shorter-than-average men do likely have a harder time finding partners, as do taller-than-average women, but I've met guys of the sort Nicole is talking about, and they cling to their shortness as an excuse. "No point in trying to improve my personality or fix my character flaws; obviously my shortn...
by Jennifer
19 Apr 2018, 18:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 258
Views: 5444

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

I guess Peter Dinklage's wife (who is 5'6", according to Wikipedia) did not get that memo. She married her husband years before Game of Thrones made him famous.
by Jennifer
19 Apr 2018, 17:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 258
Views: 5444

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

I get really annoyed by guys who are super upset that "women only like tall men." Short guy here - I only get annoyed when people complain about male to female lookism all the time but have no problem with this standard. Only minorly annoyed though. IIRC, you are not only married, but married to a ...
by Jennifer
19 Apr 2018, 16:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 258
Views: 5444

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

nicole wrote:
19 Apr 2018, 16:29
I get really annoyed by guys who are super upset that "women only like tall men."
Just tell them "Dude, you're not alone because you're short; you're alone because you're an asshole."
by Jennifer
19 Apr 2018, 16:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 78
Views: 1640

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

College Republicans get in trouble for posting I.C.E. I.C.E. Baby signs. Agree with the whole bit about how it is protected speech and should be allowed and etc., but at the same time -- goddamn! The up-and-coming generation of GOPers isn't even trying to do the old-school "small government, persona...
by Jennifer
18 Apr 2018, 21:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 258
Views: 5444

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

David French has quite possibly the dumbest take on the Starbucks thing. Because IAT tests are bullshit (true), subconscious bias is fake (wat?). The dude has black daughters, I’m sure when they get older they’ll tell him about how they get followed around stores and treated suspiciously and sudden...
by Jennifer
18 Apr 2018, 16:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66712

Re: Twitter!

I agree with Radley Balko's take on this clusterfuck: "As a libertarian, I've voted for candidates from the LP as well as from both major parties. But I can't remember wanting one party to lose as badly as I want the GOP to lose in November. They basically need to start from scratch." Careful what ...
by Jennifer
18 Apr 2018, 16:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66712

Re: Twitter!

I agree with Radley Balko's take on this clusterfuck: "As a libertarian, I've voted for candidates from the LP as well as from both major parties. But I can't remember wanting one party to lose as badly as I want the GOP to lose in November. They basically need to start from scratch."
by Jennifer
18 Apr 2018, 15:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66712

Re: Twitter!

So long as we're stuck with a two-party system, I'd at least like to see both parties be more-or-less sane, rather than have one be the Raving Loony Party. Because for all that the Democrats suck, they're not likely to improve until after the Republicans do, because the Dems don't HAVE to; all they...
by Jennifer
18 Apr 2018, 15:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66712

Re: Twitter!

Every time I think the Republican party has collectively reached rock bottom, they prove me wrong again. https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/986608275578937344 Makes you miss the days anarchists threw bombs at politicians instead of just being the smug hipster socialists. So long as we're stuck ...
by Jennifer
18 Apr 2018, 15:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66712

Re: Twitter!

Every time I think the Republican party has collectively reached rock bottom, they prove me wrong again.

by Jennifer
18 Apr 2018, 15:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 4244

Re: The Abortion Thread

I was just reading that. I thought it was interesting as a story about friends in the Trump era falling out because one of them becomes a white nationalist, since that's apparently a thing that happens now. The extra-facepalmy (though utterly unsurprising, if you consider it for more than a couple ...
by Jennifer
18 Apr 2018, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 4244

Re: The Abortion Thread

A hardcore forced-birther is also a white supremacist. Not surprising; not all forced-birthers are white supremacists, but pretty much all white supremacists I've seen are forced-birthers. Apparently, the notion "Let's deny human rights to people solely based on how they were born" applies to people...
by Jennifer
17 Apr 2018, 15:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2155
Views: 88128

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

eta - I am weird though, that I loved Harry Anderson, and I love Dave Barry, but didn't care for Dave's World at all. Apparently, the internet does, though. Same here. I caught part of one episode of Dave's World, and it was obvious that all they did was take one-liners from Barry's columns and try...
by Jennifer
17 Apr 2018, 14:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2155
Views: 88128

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

Yup. “Kid Camping” almost harmed me with the laughing. IIRC the very first McManus column I read, in that long-ago Reader's Digest, was some sort of "diary of my camping trip," and one entry was "The [obscenity deleted] tent is not yet up." And for me -- only seven or eight years old at the time --...
by Jennifer
16 Apr 2018, 23:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Suburban Slide
Replies: 28
Views: 699

Re: Suburban Slide

Warren wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 20:06
Recipe Card vs My plate.
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Maybe your attempt isn't pretty enough to make it as a professional food model, Warren, but I hardly think it's bad enough to qualify as an example of the decline of American suburbia. :shock:
by Jennifer
16 Apr 2018, 20:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2155
Views: 88128

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

I recently had one of those moments where someone I haven't thought of in years just randomly popped into my head and I thought, hmmm I wonder if that person is still alive and oh my, he had just died like the day before :shock: He's not a household name but I grew up reading him and outdoorsy type...
by Jennifer
16 Apr 2018, 19:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66712

Re: Twitter!

I'd be interested to read what if anything that book has to say about things like the Obama "Birther" conspiracies, and Trump's support of them. (Also like to know what the Trumpster snowflake finds offensive about it, too.)
by Jennifer
16 Apr 2018, 16:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66712

Re: Twitter!

A Trumpster (who in other contexts undoubtedly spends a lot of time sneering about liberal "snowflakes") is upset by an AP history book. And ranting about how it doesn't tell THE TRUTH about Benghazi or Hillary's email server. Ha! If you click the "show this thread" button, sho'nuff you see those c...
by Jennifer
16 Apr 2018, 16:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66712

Re: Twitter!

A Trumpster (who in other contexts undoubtedly spends a lot of time sneering about liberal "snowflakes") is upset by an AP history book. https://twitter.com/yoalexrapz/status/984876944587096064 Arguably there is room for debate on how to address still controversial topics, but the stuff highlighted...
by Jennifer
16 Apr 2018, 15:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Alternate histories
Replies: 64
Views: 1843

Re: Alternate histories

Strictly speaking, this is not an alternate history so much as alternate geology: what would our planet's climate be like if Earth rotated in the opposite direction? Among other things, the Sahara would currently be a lush grassland -- but Brazil and the southeastern US would be deserts. Also, cyano...
by Jennifer
16 Apr 2018, 15:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66712

Re: Twitter!

A Trumpster (who in other contexts undoubtedly spends a lot of time sneering about liberal "snowflakes") is upset by an AP history book. https://twitter.com/yoalexrapz/status/984876944587096064 Arguably there is room for debate on how to address still controversial topics, but the stuff highlighted ...