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by D.A. Ridgely
04 Dec 2019, 10:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1754
Views: 118576

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

But if they just add "Hard" to the title, they've got themselves a Christmas movie!
by D.A. Ridgely
04 Dec 2019, 10:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 591
Views: 25797

Re: Dancing With the Dems

I actually heard one of the talking heads advance the theory that Biden's supporters are fine with him sleeping and playing with his oatmeal all through his term in office because his staff will do a better job of running things than DJT. That's a lot of faith in a staff that hasn't been named yet....
by D.A. Ridgely
03 Dec 2019, 00:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 176
Views: 13656

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

Aresen wrote:
03 Dec 2019, 00:12
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
03 Dec 2019, 00:00
I'm sure more living Republicans would have ranked Lincoln more highly if it weren't for that pesky Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment.
Refusing to abandon Fort Sumter was also problematic.
That was just foolish. The humidity there is unbearable.
by D.A. Ridgely
03 Dec 2019, 00:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 591
Views: 25797

Re: Dancing With the Dems

ALZHEIMER'S 2020!
by D.A. Ridgely
03 Dec 2019, 00:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 176
Views: 13656

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

I'm sure more living Republicans would have ranked Lincoln more highly if it weren't for that pesky Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment.
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Dec 2019, 12:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5891
Views: 309705

Re: Light laffs

Image
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Dec 2019, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 591
Views: 25797

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Warren wrote:
02 Dec 2019, 08:35
Everything is an "idealistic fantasy" until it happens.
No, many things are dystopian fantasies until they happen.
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Nov 2019, 00:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9875
Views: 472330

Re: Petty annoyances

I happen to live near a fairly large shopping mall. Traffic is horrid around my place today. Buck Flack Briday. I didn't know it was a thing in Canada too! I thought it was only a post-American Thanksgiving horror. Canadian Cultural Appropriation. Except where Black Friday is concerned, it's less "...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 Nov 2019, 20:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8047
Views: 338795

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

Knives Out was a fun whodunit. Good writing, excellent framing with numerous little visual jokes peppered in. With so many actors of note the talent couldn't help but be underutilized in a two-hour movie, but they all did well and will surely crowds. It did a good job of paying off the breadcrumbs ...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Nov 2019, 16:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3182
Views: 186642

Re: Twitter!

Obviously I'd prefer experiencing life to not-experiencing it. Life is great! Existing is great. I wouldn't want to lose like a third of my life. That should be and I think it is the default position of most of humanity. I get how especially people suffering from clinical or even merely situational...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Nov 2019, 15:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3182
Views: 186642

Re: Twitter!

nicole, Do you experience joy? Is consciousness a burden to you at such times? I'm trying to wrap my mind around something like "I can't wait to finish having sex so I can remember it fondly and be done with suffering through it". I'm not anhedonic and I don't necessarily want to avoid positive exp...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Nov 2019, 13:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3182
Views: 186642

Re: Twitter!

Nicole's lament reminds me of an old Peanuts cartoon where Linus is patiently explaining to Lucy that everyone's life has its ups and downs or hills and valleys and Lucy screams she only wants the Hills, NO VALLEYS! or some such. Anyway, it strikes me that the solution for the pain of being at / doi...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Nov 2019, 09:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1731
Views: 94882

Re: Inequality

Driverless cars might fix LA, or at least considerably ease the pain. The major metro areas in Texas are still affordable. Yeah, it's Texas, but there is little that isn't absolutely unique to LA or NYC that isn't available in DFW and the thing about poorer people in large metro areas is that they ...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Nov 2019, 09:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)
Replies: 292
Views: 11607

Re: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)

Well, assuming the court order is unsuccessfully appealed, the way it plays out is that failure to appear also constitutes contempt of court, which means the U.S. Marshals come and fetch him and put him in jail. But what if Trump orders the marshals to step down, you ask? Then it isn't Congress but...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2019, 22:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1731
Views: 94882

Re: Inequality

Driverless cars might fix LA, or at least considerably ease the pain. The major metro areas in Texas are still affordable. Yeah, it's Texas, but there is little that isn't absolutely unique to LA or NYC that isn't available in DFW and the thing about poorer people in large metro areas is that they c...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2019, 21:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)
Replies: 292
Views: 11607

Re: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)

but the overwhelming odds are that Trump backs down first. How overwhelming? Specifically, what odds will you give me? Tell me what odds and for how much and I'll let you know if it strikes me as a good bet. Nothing that's happened so far -- and I can tell before I write this it's going to end up r...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2019, 21:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)
Replies: 292
Views: 11607

Re: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)

Well, assuming the court order is unsuccessfully appealed, the way it plays out is that failure to appear also constitutes contempt of court, which means the U.S. Marshals come and fetch him and put him in jail. But what if Trump orders the marshals to step down, you ask? Then it isn't Congress but ...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2019, 21:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 361
Views: 33560

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

The Elon Musk skeptics will probably enjoy Episode 3 of this season's Rick & Morty.
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2019, 17:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1731
Views: 94882

Re: Inequality

I hear the Hamptons are a bit pricey.
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2019, 17:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3182
Views: 186642

Re: Twitter!

The likely sticking point here is "form and recall memories." Obviously, my computer has "memory" in that it can store and retrieve data but we have no reason to believe that our computers ever engage in the self-aware phenomenon of remembering. So, too, a p-zombie would, e.g., store information on ...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2019, 17:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The past is a foreign country...
Replies: 99
Views: 9566

Re: The past is a foreign country...

Even those shows set in an urban area would typically show far more spacious apartments, To be fair, I understand THAT is pretty standard for all television shows, because a stage set had to be a certain minimum size to make room for all the cameras and lighting and such. One example I recall off t...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2019, 15:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The past is a foreign country...
Replies: 99
Views: 9566

Re: The past is a foreign country...

Hugh Akston wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 15:28
nicole wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 14:52
Another SRO in my neighborhood is about to get converted to "micro apartments" -- at $1,000/month for less than 500 sq ft!
There was a place for rent here with a dorm fridge and a hotplate for $1200/mo for maybe 398 square feet.
But hardwood floors!
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2019, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The past is a foreign country...
Replies: 99
Views: 9566

Re: The past is a foreign country...

It's still probably quite common in older, cheaper hotels in much of Europe and, I suspect, the rest of the world. Sinks with running water in one's bedroom were a step up from wash basins, after all. There are many old B&W TV shows from the same time frame that will show SRO type hotel rooms with a...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2019, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 445
Views: 89390

Re: Damn database problems

ditto
by D.A. Ridgely
24 Nov 2019, 13:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 290
Views: 39370

Re: On the modern electric guitar

It occurs to me that guitars (including electric basses) are pretty much the only instruments people collect. A professional horn player might well own several trumpets or whatever, but it is guitarists in particular who often end up owning over a dozen different guitars.