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by JD
25 May 2018, 10:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 369
Views: 10823

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

...and it looks like a surprising number of companies are, at least temporarily, dealing with the GDPR via the route of "We're just not going to serve Europeans, then." Tronc's high-profile sites include the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Orlando Sentinel and Baltimore Sun. Its mes...
by JD
25 May 2018, 10:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5077
Views: 108006

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm not sure who the constituency the Jack Johnson pardon is for. How about we work on people whose lives are currently being ruined. No one is going to buy that he's not racist because of this. True, perhaps, but my reaction when I read about it was "Holy crap, Trump actually did something right f...
by JD
23 May 2018, 17:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 369
Views: 10823

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

It's World Goth Day. Do any of us have gothic music recommendations less than 15 years old? How are we defining "gothic" exactly? I've probably got some goth metal that qualifies for < 15 years old. It probably counts. Hell, I threw some Ghoultown in, yesterday. :) I was all set to throw something ...
by JD
23 May 2018, 15:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 369
Views: 10823

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

Now I kinda wanna go out and dye my hair black again, except I know better than to think I can pull off that look at my age. There's a lady in our neighborhood who we call "Goth Granny". I do think one can continue to pull off elements of the look, but going all-out is tough. I've actually encourag...
by JD
23 May 2018, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 369
Views: 10823

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

Eric the .5b wrote:
22 May 2018, 18:47
It's World Goth Day.

Do any of us have gothic music recommendations less than 15 years old?
How are we defining "gothic" exactly? I've probably got some goth metal that qualifies for < 15 years old.
by JD
23 May 2018, 13:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1086
Views: 69865

Re: Music for the Masses

Saw Turbonegro at the Bowery Ballroom last night. Lots of fun if you like homoerotic Norwegian death-punk. Pretty rowdy; I took a beer to the face at one point. But it's all in good fun if you're into it.
by JD
22 May 2018, 14:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 369
Views: 10823

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

______ man climbs on playground equipment to tell children where babies come from According to the ______________ Times, a __________ man climbed on top a piece of equipment at a ___________ playground Sunday and yelled at a bunch of children in the area. He was apparently screaming at the children...
by JD
22 May 2018, 13:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7665
Views: 240146

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

Watched Early Man last night. It wasn't Aardman's best work but it was amusing. I feel like it would work better if you're British and/or a big soccer fan - for example, I'm pretty sure some of the cavemen have regional English accents, there's a character named Asbo , etc. - but I got enough to mak...
by JD
21 May 2018, 12:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3012
Views: 118315

Re: What are you reading?

I found a prerelease copy of City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai and I'm really enjoying it. It's a rather sensationalized and probably fictionalized version of history (understandable, since gangsters aren't known for keeping careful notes, and all of the primary so...
by JD
21 May 2018, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2771
Views: 79482

Re: I just don't get it

I still fall into the "IDGI" camp. To paraphrase Tom Paine, they're a big deal because they're descended from a French bastard who landed with an armed gang about a thousand years ago. I would hope humanity could move beyond that kind of thing.
by JD
21 May 2018, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 648124

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I'm surprised that Arabic doesn't appear anywhere except Staten Island. I was surprised it didn't show up in Sunset Park - in parts of Sunset Park, it seems like every other business is the "Al Noor" something-or-other. I guess all the Chinese and Spanish speakers swamp the Arabic speakers, though.
by JD
18 May 2018, 17:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 3848
Views: 209894

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Max looking silly.
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by JD
18 May 2018, 13:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 648124

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Some pretty cool maps of what languages are most commonly spoken in New York City neighborhoods. Not surprisingly, the most common language is English, or sometimes Spanish (with the exception of one neighborhood where it's Russian!) Also not surprisingly, the second language is usually Spanish, or...
by JD
18 May 2018, 12:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 369
Views: 10823

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

Nice. I've only seen a flying squirrel once, and it was just 'dark, flyingsquirrelsized object comes into my line of sight from top right and stops at a tree middle left and as I'm moving my head/eyes to try to follow it, the blob moves out of sight around the trunk at squirreltreescrabbling speed,...
by JD
18 May 2018, 10:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 648124

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

The Feds have asserted that the Border Patrol has increased authorities, including the authority to enter private property, set up roadblocks, and detain and question people, within a "border zone" up to 100 miles from the actual border or coastline of the US. This "border zone" includes 65% of the...
by JD
17 May 2018, 17:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 686
Views: 21999

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

I am reminded of the possibly apocryphal story of two con participants who decided to engage in some bondage play in their hotel room. Unfortunately, they decided that a great place to hook handcuffs to was the fire sprinkler pipe. The con was not invited back to the hotel the next year.
by JD
17 May 2018, 12:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 369
Views: 10823

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

"Why Is Everybody Getting Married in a Barn?" Because it was raining and we didn't want to make everybody stand out in the open. "The tarnished brass lamps and faded couches are generally hauled in from boutique vintage rental companies—another business booming with the barn-wedding industry—more a...
by JD
16 May 2018, 20:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2169
Views: 90755

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

I just learned that Chris Tsangarides died earlier this year. He wasn't exactly a household name, but you've certainly heard music that he produced and engineered.
by JD
16 May 2018, 09:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4071
Views: 142727

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Deep in a South African gold mine, a new species of bacterium was found, called Desulforudis audaxviator (literally, "bold traveller", after a Latin inscription in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth ), living in complete isolation: "D. audaxviator survives in a habitat where it gets it...
by JD
15 May 2018, 18:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5517
Views: 214456

Re: Light laffs

Naked South Carolina man running in road claims 'snakes in his pants' bit him, reports say Police on Saturday found a South Carolina man running naked, claiming snakes had attacked him. Around 4:30 a.m., police found 56-year-old Norman Wightman “running without any clothes on Kirksey Drive near Lym...
by JD
15 May 2018, 13:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 648124

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

lunchstealer wrote:
15 May 2018, 13:33
...and prove Devo right.
What, about having a gut feeling?
by JD
15 May 2018, 13:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 648124

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Keep telling yourself that as SCIENCE proves you wrong.
by JD
15 May 2018, 13:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 686
Views: 21999

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

The biggest issue is "why wasn't this used on the Death Star?" although possibly the idea was that any ship that was close enough to see a way to plot a course into the Death Star would be in range of megaweapon. Except that multiple Alliance ships seemed to be pretty close (up to and including fly...
by JD
15 May 2018, 12:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 648124

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

SCIENCE HAS CONCLUSIVELY PROVEN THAT TWO SPACES AFTER A PERIOD ARE SUPERIOR TO ONE. The wretched one-spacers will be ground into the dust and the two-spacers shall inherit the earth as God himself intended!