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by JD
18 Apr 2019, 21:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1063
Views: 40761

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

I stopped watching a few seasons back, because while I don't mind major characters getting killed - in fact, it's an interesting twist - I felt that the show was kind of descending into torture porn and goading the audience with Kick the Dog/Kick the Son of a Bitch/Kick the Woobie moments.
by JD
18 Apr 2019, 14:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6292
Views: 188297

Re: Orange is the new President

Yesterday I saw a sticker someone had put on a lamppost; it featured a photo of Trump, wearing a MAGA-style baseball cap, except that the text on the cap read "TO MAGA THERION". I got a laugh out of it.
by JD
15 Apr 2019, 23:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2666
Views: 151034

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

Been watching Blindspot. One of the weird things about it that I've noticed is that there is constant background music. There is literally never a moment when there isn't some music behind people speaking. It actually gets kind of intrusive once you notice it.

edit: fixed formatting
by JD
15 Apr 2019, 14:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 529
Views: 90702

Re: What are you drinking?

Same here, not for quite a while though.
by JD
15 Apr 2019, 10:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 17397

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Sanders is apparently trying to show he can play the protectionism game even better than Trump, as he says he would ban GM from Federal contract for the crime of closing US factories and opening Mexican ones. https://www.cleveland.com/politics/2019/04/bernie-sanders-says-he-would-bar-gm-from-federal...
by JD
11 Apr 2019, 14:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 378
Views: 10250

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

by JD
10 Apr 2019, 13:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 17397

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Pete Buttigieg, Libertarian? (Per Betteridge's Law, no.)
by JD
10 Apr 2019, 13:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 154
Views: 11467

Re: Familiar spirits

lunchstealer wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 12:17
From an evolutionary standpoint, the whiny sound has two effects on people. One is the desire to rush to the aid of an infant. The other is to smash the source of the sound.
When I hear a crying infant, my reaction is usually to hiss, "It will bring the leopards on us!"
by JD
09 Apr 2019, 11:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12025
Views: 717949

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Studies show that plastic bag bans have a ton of unintended consequences. Yes, people use fewer plastic shopping bags, which resulted in tens of millions of pounds of trash saved. But people also bought more plastic garbage bags, and those take substantially more material and energy to make, and th...
by JD
09 Apr 2019, 07:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 154
Views: 11467

Re: Familiar spirits

My Furiosa is somewhat unpredictable. She doesn't mean real harm, but every now and then she's getting a belly rub and decides it would be fun to attack you instead.
by JD
01 Apr 2019, 16:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 416
Views: 25183

Re: Guns and Whatnot.

It makes me wonder if the switchblade ban could be overturned. Technically, the same argument should apply - they're "arms", and you can't outright ban them just because you don't like them - but they don't have the same historical and sporting appeal. New York's "gravity knife" ban has been overtu...
by JD
29 Mar 2019, 18:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 17397

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Mo wrote:
29 Mar 2019, 17:25
Eisenhower sounds funny, but Supreme Allied Commander does not. But it also explains why he ran as Ike.
Also I think TV, the 24-hour news cycle, and the internet have made this kind of effect stronger, actually.
by JD
29 Mar 2019, 16:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1176
Views: 87712

Re: Music for the Masses

Saw Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats last night, and it was a really good show. Only one opening act (Demob Happy, who were pretty good) and not a lot of downtime in between. Graveyard came on after UA, and while I didn't like them as much as UA, their bassist was playing a Rickenbacker 4003 through an Or...
by JD
29 Mar 2019, 12:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2368
Views: 111009

Re: Twitter!

Andrew wrote:
28 Mar 2019, 23:45
Considering bagels are ornamental and not meant for eating, the direction of the slice doesn't seem that important.
I was going to get annoyed with you, but then I realized you're not in New York, so you're actually completely right for where you are.
by JD
29 Mar 2019, 12:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 17397

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Pete Buttigieg is not going to win, because we're not going to have a "President Buttigieg". We're just not. I mean, listen to the sound of it. Dude, we had a president with the Middle Name Hussein less than a decade after 9/11. Anything can happen man. A valid point! And they definitely tried to u...
by JD
29 Mar 2019, 11:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 17397

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Pete Buttigieg is not going to win, because we're not going to have a "President Buttigieg". We're just not. I mean, listen to the sound of it.
by JD
29 Mar 2019, 10:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 541
Views: 22813

Re: Op-ediots

Number 6 wrote:
29 Mar 2019, 08:27
Those stupid ancestry commercials where a person finds out that their third cousin twice removed once visited Berlin and quickly dress themselves in leiderhosen
Lederhosen. Leiderhosen would be "pain pants" or "sorrow pants". (And Liederhosen, in case you're wondering, would be "song pants".)
by JD
29 Mar 2019, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6734
Views: 232460

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

So New York State is all set to ban single-use plastic bags in retail establishments , because this damn state doesn't know how to do anything except ban things. There are a bunch of exceptions ("food takeout bags used by restaurants, bags used to wrap deli or meat counter products and bags for bulk...
by JD
28 Mar 2019, 14:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Do you remember a scene where ...
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Do you remember a scene where ...

Trashy redneck vampires with a van - almost certainly Near Dark , which I saw last year. It's actually quite good. Directed by Katherine Bigelow, who also did The Hurt Locker . Did it end with a lady vampire (or man, for that matter) spray-painting the van's windows from the inside? I remember that...
by JD
28 Mar 2019, 11:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9604
Views: 377664

Re: Petty annoyances

People who respond to a text message or email with nothing but "?"
I don't know what the fuck "?" means. Use your words.
by JD
28 Mar 2019, 10:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9604
Views: 377664

Re: Petty annoyances

This is specifically on the subway, for me, but it can happen a lot of places. Somebody seems like they want to get by, so you move out of the way to let them by...then they just stand right where you were standing.
by JD
28 Mar 2019, 10:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Do you remember a scene where ...
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Do you remember a scene where ...

Trashy redneck vampires with a van - almost certainly Near Dark, which I saw last year. It's actually quite good. Directed by Katherine Bigelow, who also did The Hurt Locker.
by JD
26 Mar 2019, 17:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12025
Views: 717949

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

It's not just the Roman Catholic Church; the Jehovah's Witnesses have been protecting child molesters for years. https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/03/the-secret-jehovahs-witness-database-of-child-molesters/584311/ It's pretty strong stuff - physical, mental, and sexual abuse, animal cr...
by JD
26 Mar 2019, 13:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7868
Views: 283222

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

Last night I saw the premier of the new series "Warrior" on Cinemax. It's based on a concept that Bruce Lee pitched during his life and could never get greenlit because the studios didn't think a series with an Asian lead was marketable. It's a very stylish historical martial arts drama, set in San ...
by JD
22 Mar 2019, 12:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9604
Views: 377664

Re: Petty annoyances

I have a few different investment accounts (for not-very-good historical reasons, mostly, just to forestall that question). Most of the companies have modern, usable websites. There is one that has an absolutely wretched website, and I am seriously considering moving my money away from them just so ...