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by Jennifer
20 Oct 2017, 03:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Earworm Infestations
Replies: 287
Views: 19454

Re: Earworm Infestations

FINALLY!!! I've had an earworm infestation off and on for at least a year now -- some horn-heavy instrumental which I think was from the late 1960s or early 70s. Since it's an instrumental I can't Google the lyrics, I've tried checking lists of instrumental hits and none of those names ring a bell ...
by Jennifer
19 Oct 2017, 15:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Last night's episode was definitely better than last week's, and good riddance to Joanna. I wonder what's going to happen to Scott Knowles, now that the one witness who claimed he killed his wife got killed while murdering Tyrell's? I'm guessing Scott can still afford a good lawyer -- but that lawye...
by Jennifer
18 Oct 2017, 19:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4190
Views: 159463

Re: Food

I know this is my hobbyhorse, but remember that drying out and staling are not the same thing. I know, as I alluded to when I mentioned that exposure to humidity makes bread go stale faster (which presumably explains why open bread in my refrigerator gets rock-hard stale in a shockingly short time)...
by Jennifer
18 Oct 2017, 19:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4190
Views: 159463

Re: Food

I know this is my hobbyhorse, but remember that drying out and staling are not the same thing. I know, as I alluded to when I mentioned that exposure to humidity makes bread go stale faster (which presumably explains why open bread in my refrigerator gets rock-hard stale in a shockingly short time).
by Jennifer
18 Oct 2017, 14:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1077
Views: 45359

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.



[Text for those who can't read embedded tweets: "GOP senators from across the spectrum of their coalition endorsing Roy Moore shows that Trump is a symptom not a cause."]
by Jennifer
18 Oct 2017, 14:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4190
Views: 159463

Re: Food

Fridges speed up the staling of bread because staleness is actually caused by water molecules interacting thusly-and-so with the bread molecules; all else being equal, the drier the air is, the longer the bread will last. (Jeff and I had to start refrigerating our bread after moving to Atlanta, beca...
by Jennifer
17 Oct 2017, 15:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1077
Views: 45359

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Rand Paul endorses Roy Moore for Alabama Senate race. "​Judge Roy Moore has spent a lifetime defending and standing up for the Constitution while fighting for the people of Alabama. We need more people in Washington, D.C. that will stand on principle and defend the Constitution​,” Paul said in a sta...
by Jennifer
17 Oct 2017, 04:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner
Replies: 212
Views: 5479

Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Yeah,that latest SD episode was really boring. I won't say I completely stopped watching after a few minutes -- I did at least leave the TV on -- but I started playing a game on my computer and paid little attention to the show after that. Some guy ends up in Klingon torture prison, I guess? Presuma...
by Jennifer
16 Oct 2017, 21:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1310
Views: 45155

Re: Twitter!

Yikes. I sympathize with the sentiment but that attempt at a hashtag portmanteau is pretty bad. There's no natural-sounding way to blend RAPIST and POTUS, but even something like #RAPEOTUS would be marginally less bad than #RAPISTMOSTUS.
by Jennifer
16 Oct 2017, 21:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 931
Views: 46441

Re: Tiny Triumphs

Today, we've finally had the experience of going a whole 24-plus hours with no AC. Still a little stuffy in my apartment even with the windows open, though; it's 60-something outside, 74 in here. Jeff and I brought in our patio furniture today -- after first cleaning it, and holy crap was it FILTHY ...
by Jennifer
16 Oct 2017, 14:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: GET OFF MY LAWN!
Replies: 34
Views: 500

Re: GET OFF MY LAWN!

Yeah the guys mixing the sound are acting like you have a single speaker where they can direct most of the dialogue, so when your system doesn't do that the effect is mumblemumble. I think I do have a single speaker, though. At least, my TV isn't hooked up to any additional speakers; all sound come...
by Jennifer
16 Oct 2017, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: GET OFF MY LAWN!
Replies: 34
Views: 500

Re: GET OFF MY LAWN!

My 32-inch non-smart TV doesn't have SurroundSound, I don't think, but it DOES have the exact problem JD described for watching recent movies: people's speaking voices are barely above whispers, while the background music and any sound effects are ridiculously loud.
by Jennifer
15 Oct 2017, 18:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8901
Views: 284432

Re: Petty annoyances

We had regular ant infestations our first few months in Loudoun -- the night we first moved in to the place, before we'd carried a single molecule of food inside, we found ants crawling all over the empty kitchen counter -- but what eventually solved the problem for us was Jeff spraying Ortho insect...
by Jennifer
14 Oct 2017, 17:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1310
Views: 45155

Re: Twitter!

At least on my feed, Twitter has moved beyond showing me posts which are retweeted or "liked" by people I follow; I'm seeing occasional posts by people followed by someone I foll)ow. (Not posts liked or shared by someone I follow; I'll just see a post under that light-gray font reading "So and so fo...
by Jennifer
13 Oct 2017, 03:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1317
Views: 48672

Re: Home $weet Home

I've seen a couple of possums since moving to Georgia. Damn, those things are ugly. Like giant rats that sharpened their faces in a pencil sharpener.
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2017, 23:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pleading the 25th
Replies: 52
Views: 667

Re: Pleading the 25th

I get (some) of why people were initially into Trump. But I definitely don't get how they still are all in...what is the continuing appeal? Is it purely ego protection? For some no doubt it's an ego thing, or "Anything or anyone hated by liberals must be good," but I also fear there's a lot more ol...
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2017, 17:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

And another thing (yes, I'm ranting here) -- that scene in the Red Wheelbarrow barbecue shop, where the guy wants a milkshake and is told it costs $12.50 -- again, people are limited to 50 bucks per day . Who's going to pay one-quarter of their daily income on a single milkshake? I dunno if that pri...
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2017, 17:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

The eviction notice was a nod to whatsherface, (Kayla?) who is dead an nobody even realizes she is gone except she hasn't paid rent in 3 months. Ah, I forgot about Shayla. The show never mentions what Elliot did with her dead body, but IIRC the FBI knows she's dead, since she was on that big whiteb...
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2017, 17:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3534
Views: 101387

Re: When journalism goes bad

I was reading "How NBC ‘Killed’ Ronan Farrow’s Weinstein Exposé" and the thought occurred to me — could the "Jackie" Rolling Stone story collapse and subsequent lawsuits have anything to do with NBC killing the Weinstein story? I dunno -- I might be misremembering this (I haven't paid super -close ...
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2017, 17:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pleading the 25th
Replies: 52
Views: 667

Re: Pleading the 25th

It's the Republican primary that would get him. If someone else emerges who people believe can do better than Trump in the general, the knives are going to come out and he won't even get to the general election. Of course, the tricky part is that there has to be one single "someone else" emerging, ...
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2017, 17:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Another thing -- this is inspired by a re-read of some posts here from last season -- I still am not satisfied with the tidbits they've given us regarding how the economic meltdown is effecting ordinary people. Last night's episode showed us a glimpse: when Elliot went to his apartment, there was a ...
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2017, 16:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3534
Views: 101387

Re: When journalism goes bad

I'm guessing that MediaMatters article was written in response (or as a followup to) Buzzfeed's recent article on "How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled Nazi and White Nationalist Ideas Into The Mainstream." https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/heres-how-breitbart-and-milo-smuggled-white-nationalism?u...
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2017, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3534
Views: 101387

Re: When journalism goes bad

JD wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 14:59
Well, nobody knows vapid bullshit like Gawker!
I wasn't thrilled to see Amanda Marcotte quoted in the piece either, but still -- I focused on what it said rather than who said it.
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2017, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pleading the 25th
Replies: 52
Views: 667

Re: Pleading the 25th

Are these the same moderate Republicans who were going to keep Trump from the White House? Well, in the primary, they were split too many ways to get the early momentum. If Kasich and others had dropped out earlier, we might have either a president Cruz or president Hdawg. Not happy with either opt...
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2017, 16:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 80
Views: 2121

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

I thought, at first, that the parallel universes in the opening scene was going to be a clever wink and nod to 'yeah, um, so all this anarchist amoral hacking potentially gave us Trump, and we don't really want to deal with that, so here's our story set in a parallel timeline' But then Elliot voice...