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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 509
Views: 14050

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Somebody here (I think might have been Stevo) had a story of a friend he was at a con with who came in the next day with "Isaac Asimov Slept Here" written on her chest. That was me . Though I heard the story secondhand from Jeff, who was a massive con-goer in his teens and 20s, as were most of his ...
by Jennifer
15 Jun 2018, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23218

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Paul Manafort has his house arrest revoked for attempted witness tampering. Money quote: “I have struggled with this decision,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson said. But she concluded that couldn’t come up with a release order she could issue that would prevent Manafort from further attempts at witness ta...
by Jennifer
14 Jun 2018, 23:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 73500

Re: Twitter!

A more relevant verse might be Isaiah 10:1: "Woe to those who enact unjust statutes and issue oppressive decrees."
by Jennifer
14 Jun 2018, 18:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2188
Views: 91675

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

Warren wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 18:16
People speaking kindly of the dead whom they cursed in life is a pet peeve of mine.
But damn. What purpose did that serve?
Letting the world know what a shit their mother was. Sounds like they needed the catharsis.
by Jennifer
13 Jun 2018, 18:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 19685

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

Bending over backwards to give Trump absolute-maximum benefit of the doubt here: I could see that video working to persuade some types of dictatorial people to try improving their countries (again, somewhere in the archives of this very forum are posts I made using similar arguments for why this Un...
by Jennifer
13 Jun 2018, 17:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183164

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Taco Bell's spicy quesadilla sauce is genuinely delicious. However, I've not set foot in a Taco Bell ever since Jeff found a quesadilla-sauce knockoff recipe online. That sauce (actually a form of jalapeno mayonnaise) is now a standard condiment in our fridge.
by Jennifer
13 Jun 2018, 15:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 19685

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

Bending over backwards to give Trump absolute-maximum benefit of the doubt here: I could see that video working to persuade some types of dictatorial people to try improving their countries (again, somewhere in the archives of this very forum are posts I made using similar arguments for why this Un ...
by Jennifer
13 Jun 2018, 15:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 19685

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

Un spent part of his teen years at a school in Switzerland, IIRC; when his dad first kicked the bucket I remember being naive enough to hope that maybe this would factor in Un being an improvement for his people.
by Jennifer
13 Jun 2018, 03:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 19685

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

JFC. I'm amazed Trump's arm isn't broken from jacking himself so hard.
by Jennifer
12 Jun 2018, 22:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 975
Views: 53749

Re: Tiny Triumphs

That's awesome, JD!
by Jennifer
12 Jun 2018, 18:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23218

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Eric the .5b wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 17:10
Right now, if I had to bet, I'd give pretty even odds of Trump getting re-elected, which makes me sick.
The appalling Supreme Court ruling that it's okay for states to kick registered voters off the rolls if they haven't voted recently make that even more likely, I fear.
by Jennifer
12 Jun 2018, 17:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 949
Views: 35439

Re: the list of those things which are not food

I am rather hoping this is not true -- also, seriously, if you're the type to be easily grossed out, stop reading this post and skip over it, NOW: * * * * * * * * * * * * A man who had his foot amputated after a motorcycle accident took the amputated limb home, and used it to make fajitas which he s...
by Jennifer
12 Jun 2018, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 378
Views: 12248

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

Last weekend Jeff and I visited the town of Covington, to visit various thrift and secondhand stores there. (I found a couple of good books, and a very nice Daher tin bucket to add to my collection.) Going there was like going back in time -- there is a "modern" part of town, with the same chain res...
by Jennifer
11 Jun 2018, 20:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2570
Views: 124860

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

The series-finale movie for Sense8 was very confusing and very disappointing.
by Jennifer
11 Jun 2018, 18:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 313714

Re: Petty annoyances

The coolant level was indeed very low, though it's too early to tell if that's a leak, or just ordinary-use coolant loss. (The car is IIRC four years old; he's had it for almost two years -- we bought it just as we were moving from VA to here -- and I don't know that he's ever added to the coolant ...
by Jennifer
11 Jun 2018, 16:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3018
Views: 118939

Re: What are you reading?

Daily Life in Elizabethan England , by Jeffrey L. Singman. By the title you can surely guess what it's about, but it's more detailed than I expected when I bought it at a library sale a couple weeks ago: among other things, it includes the music and lyrics for then-popular songs, instructions for h...
by Jennifer
11 Jun 2018, 02:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7691
Views: 241525

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

I watched They Live the other night. (I was already familiar with the story, and saw bits and pieces of it, but I don't think I ever actually watched the whole thing from start to finish before.) I would really like to read or watch a well-done sequel that picks up exactly where the movie ends, and ...
by Jennifer
10 Jun 2018, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23218

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Without Trump, I never would've known that Russia is our nation's best buddy whereas Canada is a threat to our national security. If Trump isn't being blackmailed then he is one of the most deluded people ever. And "Trump plus the Russians" isn't even the only potential national security problem he...
by Jennifer
10 Jun 2018, 15:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23218

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Without Trump, I never would've known that Russia is our nation's best buddy whereas Canada is a threat to our national security. If Trump isn't being blackmailed then he is one of the most deluded people ever. And "Trump plus the Russians" isn't even the only potential national security problem he...
by Jennifer
10 Jun 2018, 15:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23218

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Without Trump, I never would've known that Russia is our nation's best buddy whereas Canada is a threat to our national security.
by Jennifer
10 Jun 2018, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 313714

Re: Petty annoyances

Jeff just checked his car (he didn't do it last night because he wanted to wait until the engine completely cooled down, which did not happen before sunset). The coolant level was indeed very low, though it's too early to tell if that's a leak, or just ordinary-use coolant loss. (The car is IIRC fou...
by Jennifer
10 Jun 2018, 14:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23218

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Out of curiosity, are you still riding the "Hillary would've been worse" train, Warren?
by Jennifer
09 Jun 2018, 23:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 313714

Re: Petty annoyances

At least there wasn't steam or smoke coming from under the hood. That's a good sign, right?
by Jennifer
09 Jun 2018, 21:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 313714

Re: Petty annoyances

Could be fan, fan belt, coolant levels, or most seriously, water pump. Well, cracked/warped head leading to coolant loss is most serious. Or cracked block. But those are unlikely. Most serious probable cause is water pump, which ain't that serious. Don't know what this signifies, but: as soon as I ...
by Jennifer
09 Jun 2018, 20:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9238
Views: 313714

Re: Petty annoyances

Something is wrong with Jeff's car; we were out driving and visiting various shops today (VERY hot: sunny, low 90s, and muggy as a steam room), when the "overheating" alarm kept going off. So we had to turn off the AC, roll down the windows and turn on the heat to cool down the engine. He's currentl...