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by dead_elvis
Yesterday, 11:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4056
Views: 138039

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Winning the contest for most-obviously-not-gonna-be-successful-til-you-change-that-name-sweepstakes, Tavares was, for their first decade or so, named "Chubby and The Turnpikes".
by dead_elvis
20 Apr 2018, 14:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 189
Views: 11060

Re: Good Cover Versions

You’re getting into some definitional issues here. The band Indigo Girls is 2 women. Do they use additional musicians on stage and during recording? Are some of them male? Yes, but the band itself is Emily & Amy. How meaningful is it to say you’re an all female band when there’s a rotating cast of ...
by dead_elvis
20 Apr 2018, 14:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 189
Views: 11060

Re: Good Cover Versions

I'd be curious if there was a greater representation of females in things like symphonies and such. I know of many women who grew up taking lessons on various classical instruments like piano, ciello, violin, and so on. I know very few who took guitar or drum lessons. It's been a couple of three de...
by dead_elvis
19 Apr 2018, 21:03
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)

One finding is almost no cool job or amount of money could save you from the trash heap if you were 5’5” or under. Like they had the plague. Yep. I've read several studies that all confirmed that. But height is about the only physical characteristic. That can make a man undateable. Women are mostly...
by dead_elvis
19 Apr 2018, 18:53
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 dead_elvis
18 Apr 2018, 22:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3838
Views: 206877

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

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by dead_elvis
18 Apr 2018, 12:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)
Replies: 490
Views: 41407

Re: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)

I continue to be baffled and amused by what David thinks constitutes a weird dream. He has the most boring dreams ever. And he cannot get any perspective on that. The other morning, we both said to each other, "I had the weirdest dreams last night!" And his were: in one a rhinoceros walked up to ou...
by dead_elvis
18 Apr 2018, 11:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)
Replies: 490
Views: 41407

Re: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)

At the part I can start remembering, I have started dancing with a woman in a public place like some sort of bar/restaurant. Damnit, it's *my* dream, couldn't I be a slightly better dancer? I'm dancing embarrassingly bad, even worse than real life, which is saying something. Suddenly I realize the m...
by dead_elvis
17 Apr 2018, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 610
Views: 31574

Re: The Road to Damascus

Uhboh, the NYT is picking up the reports of dozens of Russians dead. The Kremlin says they were mercenaries and disavows involvement, but this is still bad. Dozens of Russians Are Believed Killed in U.S.-Led Syria Attack https://nyti.ms/2BrdrDv Yeah, one might not want to look at that too closely.....
by dead_elvis
17 Apr 2018, 17:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1412
Views: 54978

Re: Home $weet Home

Congrats! You've taken the first step on the path towards regret.

I keed, I keed! Have fun with it.
by dead_elvis
17 Apr 2018, 01:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2155
Views: 88129

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

My favorite comment on his death from another blog:

"You’d think he’d yell at Death and make him wet his pants."
by dead_elvis
17 Apr 2018, 01:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1190
Views: 43170

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

I'd like to see more of this. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/opinion/sunday/the-warrior-at-the-mall.html Since, as recent history has shown us, violating the rules of patriotic correctness is a far worse sin in the eyes of the American public than sending soldiers to die uselessly, Can't be sai...
by dead_elvis
17 Apr 2018, 00:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2155
Views: 88129

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

JD wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 12:00
I'm sure I'm not the only one who, upon hearing that R. Lee Ermey had died, immediately heard, "LISTEN UP, MAGGOTS!"
My first thought was, "R. Lee Ermey died, now how will we ever know who's a maggot?"

Of course the answer is us, we all are a maggot. Who just needed some tough love.
by dead_elvis
15 Apr 2018, 10:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2155
Views: 88129

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

And of course Milos Foreman's death is all over the news. I'll just say that The Firemen's Ball is worth checking out. I saw it a long time ago and don't remember enough to say anything intelligent about it but it might have flown under peoples' radar because he's done so many more famous movies.
by dead_elvis
14 Apr 2018, 16:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2155
Views: 88129

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

Art Bell. I honestly thought he was dead.
She said he died on Friday, and that an autopsy was scheduled for later this week to determine the cause of death.
I think we already know...
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by dead_elvis
14 Apr 2018, 15:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2155
Views: 88129

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 types...
by dead_elvis
08 Apr 2018, 17:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11691
Views: 640183

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Wait, now we have Woke George Will? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/theres-no-good-reason-to-stop-felons-from-voting/2018/04/06/88484076-3905-11e8-8fd2-49fe3c675a89_story.html Intelligent and informed people of good will can strenuously disagree about the...
by dead_elvis
07 Apr 2018, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1526
Views: 45059

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

The Catholic Church has historically believed that the Bible was difficult enough that asking/allowing lay people to read it directly was a recipe for them getting confused and lead astray. Thus they should instead listen to the readings in Church where the priest could explain to them how to think...
by dead_elvis
06 Apr 2018, 20:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4056
Views: 138039

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Huh, for those times obsidian just isn't handy, turns out you can use an old broken toilet to make sharp tools:

by dead_elvis
06 Apr 2018, 14:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1526
Views: 45059

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

Reminds me that I want to get the Crumb illustrated Genesis.
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by dead_elvis
06 Apr 2018, 13:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7663
Views: 235854

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

There's merit to this argument, but it also means McDonald's hamburgers are excellent. also Bud Light Well, I did say *necessary precondition*, and I'd say neither McD's burgers or bud light have a particularly high starting mean/average. Nor do I think the goal of excellence is worth the price of ...
by dead_elvis
05 Apr 2018, 14:23
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:
05 Apr 2018, 11:58
Since when is being cool a bad decision?
by dead_elvis
05 Apr 2018, 13:45
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 thought GEDs were for kids who were smart enough to figure out that high school was stupid. Obviously ivy leagues probably won't take you but I've always thought the smartest thing to do is drop out, get GED and go straight to college. That sounds good in theory. Is that what you did? I don't bel...