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by dead_elvis
24 Sep 2020, 19:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1278
Views: 105853

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

The mantra I keep coming back to since this started is "hope for the best and prepare for the worst". What I hate about the national debate about herd immunity is that the mantra for a lot of people has been "Hope for the best. Period.", and this falls right into that. People want to be able to retu...
by dead_elvis
22 Sep 2020, 17:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 924
Views: 74891

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Sounds like the ramblings of a certain personified protomolecule.
by dead_elvis
21 Sep 2020, 17:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 3063
Views: 166243

Re: I just don't get it

Also, you know at least one living thing on the planet gives a shit about you. When I've gamed out van-down-by-the-river scenarios for myself, this is where I might not make a smart decision. Any scenario like this means my wife has passed, and I'd be really torn between getting a dog to fight the ...
by dead_elvis
20 Sep 2020, 13:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 3063
Views: 166243

Re: I just don't get it

Ellie wrote: 19 Sep 2020, 23:50 Why?
'Cause the name of the song isn't Me and You.
by dead_elvis
18 Sep 2020, 19:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2720
Views: 218039

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

Well that should calm things down.
by dead_elvis
16 Sep 2020, 13:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8126
Views: 406464

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

We watched Hotel Artemis so you don't have to. Hoping for an entertaining B-movie, got a D-movie instead.
by dead_elvis
14 Sep 2020, 19:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2922

Re: Fire

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by dead_elvis
14 Sep 2020, 19:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1421
Views: 162024

Re: Music for the Masses

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by dead_elvis
14 Sep 2020, 17:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3514
Views: 236069

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

NH has had only about 5 inches of rain this summer, and the well at the family house has run dry this weekend. Both the small stream and the larger brook on the property are dry as well, meaning that there isn't any groundwater left in the ridge above the house. Nothing to do for my sister's family...
by dead_elvis
14 Sep 2020, 16:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4081
Views: 326092

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

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by dead_elvis
12 Sep 2020, 23:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2922

Re: Fire

Aresen wrote: 12 Sep 2020, 18:30 and the smell of smoke is making him extremely nervous.
He's not the only one! (this is from Eastern Washington)
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by dead_elvis
12 Sep 2020, 22:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2922

Re: Fire

For a while on Thursday night, Cottage Grove had the dubious distinction of having the worst air quality of any location on the entire planet, at AQI 807. Yikes! I think the worst I've experienced was in the mid 400s, in Jacksonville Oregon actually, and it made me pretty nauseous. Here, have a Per...
by dead_elvis
10 Sep 2020, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2922

Re: Fire

So my old summer stomping grounds in Southern Oregon has been on fire. This pic popped up on the Medford news site, this was the first place I walked into a legal commercial business and plunked down cash for weed without fear of getting hassled by the man: 8769ee89-5863-4ef6-95cc-a551c22961af-10086...
by dead_elvis
08 Sep 2020, 18:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 244
Views: 39934

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

Now this is a disaster-resilient electrical grid.
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by dead_elvis
08 Sep 2020, 18:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 2038
Views: 194522

Re: Towing the Lion

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by dead_elvis
04 Sep 2020, 11:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 435798

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The time I was in Italy we were there for a music festival in Spoleto, Cumbria, in the mountains north of Rome. So it was touristy but more local-touristy and for a certain sort of classical music fan. Since we were working we got a discount at certain places so that took the edge off the tourist pr...
by dead_elvis
31 Aug 2020, 18:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 437
Views: 46413

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

Yeah it would be nice to push back on the look-at-the-monkey distraction that is the no-angel defense rather than just give in and say no protesting unless they are a poster child. Keep the focus on the actions not the ad hominems.
by dead_elvis
31 Aug 2020, 13:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 437
Views: 46413

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

My concern re:civil war isn't the next Kyle Rittenhouse shooting one or two people or the tanks rolling down the street, it's that the next Kyle Rittenhouse sets themselves up on rooftops mass shooter style. In multiple cities. The Unhinged Militia is easy to mock but it just takes a few to actually...
by dead_elvis
30 Aug 2020, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 437
Views: 46413

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

Highway wrote: 30 Aug 2020, 10:32 That's not exactly a change.
Via twitter, about Kent State from "Nixonland"
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by dead_elvis
29 Aug 2020, 16:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 435798

Re: Observations of the Random sort

At first the headline had me rolling my eyes but on further thought there is maybe something to it. Coronavirus has certainly dispelled for me the pollyanish trope about a common enemy/cosmic event that unites mankind. I now assume that after the end of The Watchmen all the nuclear powers just launc...
by dead_elvis
28 Aug 2020, 13:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1421
Views: 162024

Re: Music for the Masses

Every time I have to sign in here again (for some reason I keep getting booted off and am having to do this on the regular for the last few days) I check the box and this song pops into my head.
by dead_elvis
27 Aug 2020, 12:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 409
Views: 53693

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

Aresen wrote: 27 Aug 2020, 12:41
Like US cops, the FSB has it's own Internal Affairs department.
Which I assume is as much of a joke.
by dead_elvis
27 Aug 2020, 12:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 77611

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

"Fecal Plume" is a word combination I could have happily gone my whole life without knowing. This is also something that is making me contemplate wearing a diaper to jury duty. They can do all the ventilation and distancing they want in the building, bathrooms are still very small rooms where you *...
by dead_elvis
27 Aug 2020, 12:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 409
Views: 53693

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

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by dead_elvis
26 Aug 2020, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12447
Views: 934559

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Awesome, we are definitely going to take a stab at that, looks delish.

My only complaint is that yet again someone treats gaminess as something to get rid of instead of simply an inherent flavor component of certain meats.