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by dead_elvis
16 Jul 2019, 18:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1581
Views: 63151

Re: Inequality

Warren wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 14:45
While I'm not familiar with the individual childhoods of rock stars, bands like Pink Floyd and Rush (or for that matter every Prog Rock band ever) weren't selling themselves as underdogs.
Keeping in mind Rush first got themselves on the map with a song called "Working Man".
by dead_elvis
16 Jul 2019, 18:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Filming music is like dancing to prog rock
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Filming music is like dancing to prog rock

Watched Scorsese's Rolling Thunder Revue on Netflix. It annoys me that it could be a perfectly interesting movie but it's not the one I wanted to see. The made up shit completely undermines the real footage, turning what could be interesting or enlightening into yet another chore of fact checking wh...
by dead_elvis
16 Jul 2019, 13:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1581
Views: 63151

Re: Inequality

We tend to have this idea that smart kids are focusing on what's important (that is, doing well in school), and the other kids are focusing on things that don't matter. But, the other kids are focused on doing things that build social skills, which helps them navigate situations that might have oth...
by dead_elvis
16 Jul 2019, 08:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 566
Views: 53193

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

This could have been one of the best episodes of Metalocalypse.

by dead_elvis
15 Jul 2019, 00:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Nippon
Replies: 195
Views: 14713

Re: Nippon

but renting a car to sleep in is just a few hundred yen (several dollars),
Well there you go, if it's that cheap it makes sense. Jeez wish we could get car rentals that cheap in the states.
by dead_elvis
14 Jul 2019, 13:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2562
Views: 128738

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 13:23
Death-by-selfie is exactly the sort of thing that the Darwin Awards were invented for.
But, like with gardening and cooking from scratch, millennial's are compelled to labor under the illusion that they are original.
by dead_elvis
12 Jul 2019, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2474

Re: Dancing With the Dems

but I don’t want someone who fills out his life like he fills out an AP exam serving as the country’s moral compass.
FFS people need to stop it already with the president being the national spiritual dear leader.
by dead_elvis
11 Jul 2019, 07:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2474

Re: Dancing With the Dems

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Ringing any bells yet?

Another hint: basically bad movie that is fun if viewed in the right spirit.
by dead_elvis
10 Jul 2019, 18:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1717
Views: 103778

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

Looks like this has enough going for it that I'm not really going to care if it's actually good or not:



Thought one of the plot conceits sounded familiar; realized I was thinking of Anon.
by dead_elvis
10 Jul 2019, 08:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1581
Views: 63151

Re: Inequality

My grandparents--college-educated FDR Democrats and middle-class professionals (a salesman and a nurse)--subscribed to it and I read it all the time as a kid. I inherited my grandmother’s stash; what stands out in my memory is that it was the first place I saw anything more than a headline about Ca...
by dead_elvis
09 Jul 2019, 20:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2035
Views: 96162

Re: Home $weet Home

You can sometimes find free pallets behind warehouses. And big cardboard boxes as well I feel a theme coming on for the boy's room. "Hobo Camp" Oooo I was thinking "Urban Underpass" but yours is better. Make a bindle out of an old broomstick and a bandana. Hey now, "Urban Underpass" is a damn fine ...
by dead_elvis
09 Jul 2019, 20:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5778
Views: 266665

Re: Light laffs

Dangerman wrote:
09 Jul 2019, 19:27
Whereas Arlo Guthrie needs no qualification, lol. Speaking as one of the dozen millennials who knows who he (or his father) is.
This is the little theater in downtown Plymouth NH- I’m actually disappointed he plays the day after I leave to go back, I’d be curious to see him.
by dead_elvis
09 Jul 2019, 19:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5778
Views: 266665

Re: Light laffs

Poor Rob Schneider. If you have to tell people you're a bona-fide comedy star...
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by dead_elvis
09 Jul 2019, 19:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2474

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Throw in ornithopters and blimps and I'm in.
by dead_elvis
09 Jul 2019, 18:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1581
Views: 63151

Re: Inequality

I thought Reader's Digest marked one as old, rural, anti-commie-crank, and likely a Paul Harvey listener.
by dead_elvis
08 Jul 2019, 21:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1581
Views: 63151

Re: Inequality

It was Town and Country . That's equivalent. Eh, I don't really see it. If all I can afford is a chevy nova or a dress from Wal-Mart, I can still admire the mechanics of bleeding edge car tech or dresses from fashion week in Milan (knowing that similar stuff will end up in wall-mart 2 years later, ...
by dead_elvis
08 Jul 2019, 07:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5778
Views: 266665

Re: Light laffs

Trivia is trivia and capital cities are trivia. The real thing is that no one says "I don't know". There is nothing wrong with not knowing trivia. My wife's pet peeve is people not admitting when they don't know something. I hadn't noticed it before I met her but once you think about it it's shocki...
by dead_elvis
07 Jul 2019, 11:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5778
Views: 266665

Re: Light laffs

Miss Teen South Carolina would have known these things.
by dead_elvis
05 Jul 2019, 17:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 208
Views: 15403

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

Sneezing during an x-ray.
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by dead_elvis
05 Jul 2019, 13:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1581
Views: 63151

Re: Inequality

But, I mean that’s always been what those people talk about. The idea that the guillotines come out because that persons third niece has student debt from Columbia U makes me nut punchy. In a previous era, doing it in the presence of people of lesser means was seen as vulgar, and avoided. Vulgar is...
by dead_elvis
04 Jul 2019, 21:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1581
Views: 63151

Re: Inequality

Is it just me or is the whole "ha ha but not really" guillotine meme catching on lately? The other day... was at doctor's office and noticed a magazine called Town and Country. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised something like this exists but it's so tone deaf I'm surprised it's not named Marie-Ant...
by dead_elvis
03 Jul 2019, 12:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248459

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

My jaw is on the floor. https://www.ny times.com/2019/07/02/nyregion/judge-james-troiano-rape.html The boy filmed himself penetrating her from behind, her torso exposed, her head hanging down, prosecutors said. He later shared the cellphone video among friends, investigators said, and sent a text th...
by dead_elvis
03 Jul 2019, 11:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16695

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

I was hoping the plan was going to be re-fueling *while driving*, a la in-flight airplane fuel tankers. My other dream is to be able to order McDonalds from the freeway, and have the delivery car drive up alongside, everyone rolls down their windows, and they hand it over at speed, won't need to ex...
by dead_elvis
02 Jul 2019, 16:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2035
Views: 96162

Re: Home $weet Home

Jasper wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 16:20
*Makes a note to never accept lunch's bathtub gin.*
With organically fertilized ingredients!
by dead_elvis
02 Jul 2019, 14:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2035
Views: 96162

Re: Home $weet Home

It gets better- this was originally a 1930s 2bed 1bath; at some point long ago another bedroom and kitchen were added and living room expanded to absorb previous kitchen. Was just informed that when the addition was tacked on the back they put footings... on top of the sewer line. I just have to lau...