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by Solitudinarian
09 Nov 2018, 13:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 106
Views: 5005

Re: Familiar spirits

So, after 17 years it would seem that Ayleen (the spelling convention of the cattery whence she came) will finally find her Door into Summer. Hyperthyroidism and renal disease have proven too great a combination to overcome. On Monday, the vet will pay the final house call and we’ll find some nice s...
by Solitudinarian
03 Nov 2018, 11:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 138808

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

High humidity manages to make all unpleasant temperatures worse: hot weather feels hotter and cold weather feels colder. Yesterday was in the mid-50s, which in dry New England autumn would be pleasantly brisk, but the relative humidity was somewhere in the 90s and the chill went right through to th...
by Solitudinarian
02 Oct 2018, 22:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1009
Views: 44210

Re: the list of those things which are not food

The latest culinary craze here in goat rope: Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball put out by the local Amish Bakery and Deli (makers of exquisite sandwiches). My understanding is that it's little more than chocolate chips in cream cheese. It is said that one will experience ecstasy from eating (cage free) an...
by Solitudinarian
02 Oct 2018, 21:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1009
Views: 44210

Re: the list of those things which are not food

The latest culinary craze here in goat rope: Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball put out by the local Amish Bakery and Deli (makers of exquisite sandwiches). My understanding is that it's little more than chocolate chips in cream cheese. It is said that one will experience ecstasy from eating (cage free) an...
by Solitudinarian
27 Sep 2018, 02:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 63
Views: 2561

Re: States-ism

Like maybe no votes for employees of any level of government. I assume this would include active-duty military? Sure. I don't see why not. And any "no welfare" rule would certainly encompass most farmers and ranchers. I’m down, but with a nod to Heinlein, all retired veterans get to vote. Unless th...
by Solitudinarian
26 Sep 2018, 23:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 63
Views: 2561

Re: States-ism

Like maybe no votes for employees of any level of government. I assume this would include active-duty military? Sure. I don't see why not. And any "no welfare" rule would certainly encompass most farmers and ranchers. I’m down, but with a nod to Heinlein, all retired veterans get to vote.
by Solitudinarian
05 Sep 2018, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 491
Views: 17369

Re: Op-ediots

Warren wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 11:55
Punch cards are a weapons of mass destruction?
I suppose they could be, when used to facilitate genocide.
by Solitudinarian
23 Jul 2018, 20:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1191
Views: 54656

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Ellie wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 20:08
15 years is Double Secret. Like probation.
As long as I get to throw up on the S-2.
by Solitudinarian
23 Jul 2018, 19:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1191
Views: 54656

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Depending on what level you need (and got cleared for to begin with) your clearance level can be good for 15, 10, or 5 years after the date your clearance was adjudicated favorably. Practically, its only the 5 year timeline that matters, because that's the only one that has decent value and takes a...
by Solitudinarian
25 Jun 2018, 01:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6880

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Although it’s not a series on Netflix, I was quite taken with In Bruges.
by Solitudinarian
17 Jun 2018, 00:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2285
Views: 108503

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

RIP, Matt “Guitar” Murphy.
by Solitudinarian
15 Jun 2018, 11:40
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 307
Views: 24850

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

i'd insist on avoiding the "i'll keep throwing my bodyweight into the seat despite the guy behind me saying 'excuse me sir my knees are much like shakira's hips in that they do not tell falsehoods' and pretending i didn't hear his incredible witticisms which are covering up the murderous rage he no...
by Solitudinarian
11 Jun 2018, 03:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 158215

Re: Orange is the new President

As long as his eyebrows stay on.
by Solitudinarian
26 May 2018, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 655
Views: 24854

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

lunchstealer wrote:
26 May 2018, 00:15
Ellie wrote:
25 May 2018, 18:40
GDPR memes -- a few really cracked me up

https://www.wired.com/story/gdpr-memes/
Clickhole's is fairly epic.

Confession, for a while I wasn't wholly certain that GDPR wasn't some annoying millennial ahistorical nostalgia for the German Democratic Peoples' Republic.
Who says it isn’t?
by Solitudinarian
21 May 2018, 05:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3078
Views: 133964

Re: What are you reading?

lunchstealer wrote:
21 May 2018, 02:32
Andrew wrote:
20 May 2018, 22:50
I finished Hardy's Jude the Obscure. And now I'm ready to kill myself.
It advertised that Hardy wrote it, right on the cover, didn't it?
Maybe if they printed “Abandon all hope, ye who read here” on the title page.

Rereading The Club Dumas — I hope to be done by Wednesday at the latest.
by Solitudinarian
15 Apr 2018, 20:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2285
Views: 108503

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

R. Lee Ermey has called his final cadence.
by Solitudinarian
13 Apr 2018, 13:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3078
Views: 133964

Re: What are you reading?

Tuco wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 07:17
Foucault's Pendulum never quite got there for me, though it's been long enough ago that I might need to revisit it. Not long after reading it, I found the book Flicker by Theodore Roszak, and it was what I wanted Foucault's Pendulum to be.


Hmm, I’ll have to check that out.
by Solitudinarian
12 Apr 2018, 23:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3078
Views: 133964

Re: What are you reading?

Foucault’s Pendulum for the umpteenth time. I use it as a lifeline when I find myself drowning in conspiracy theories again.
by Solitudinarian
12 Apr 2018, 11:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 138808

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

:cry: Hidalgo County. About where New Mexico, Chihuahua and Sonora come together. That’s not too far. Maybe we should meet up some time for some food, lies, and recreational drinking. You know Texas is involved when someone says 2.5 hours isn't that far. You may be right. After arriving in Tucson, ...
by Solitudinarian
12 Apr 2018, 10:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 138808

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

:cry:
Tuco wrote:
12 Apr 2018, 07:50
Hidalgo County. About where New Mexico, Chihuahua and Sonora come together.
That’s not too far. Maybe we should meet up some time for some food, lies, and recreational drinking.
by Solitudinarian
12 Apr 2018, 06:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 138808

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

El Paso-White Sands area?
by Solitudinarian
12 Apr 2018, 00:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3349
Views: 138808

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

High of 89 tomorrow, high of 64 on Friday, winds up to 75 mph between noon tomorrow and noon Friday. Spring is... different around here.
by Solitudinarian
23 Mar 2018, 21:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1448
Views: 72584

Re: The Lust to Acquire

Jake wrote:
23 Mar 2018, 21:14
Warren wrote:
23 Mar 2018, 20:30
You are the reason I have to put up with bucket seats and a center counsel.
But it's so useful when you've got legal questions on the go! ;)
Please direct all your questions to my attorney, officer.
by Solitudinarian
01 Feb 2018, 20:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Sweets for the sweet
Replies: 21
Views: 616

Re: Sweets for the sweet

The local crack dealers AKA Girl Scouts unloaded ten boxes of Thin Mint cookies on me. I’m not sure which I hate more, their utter lack of morals or my utter lack of self-control.
by Solitudinarian
27 Jan 2018, 19:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4221
Views: 161587

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

ZZ Top was born out of the ashes of one of two Zombies impersonator bands touring the United States two years after the original Zombies broke up. I suspect Billy Gibbons, Dan Mitchell, and Lanier Grieg might take issue with your statement. It's a Frank and Dusty story. The article? Sure. But ZZ To...