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by D.A. Ridgely
29 May 2018, 16:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2598
Views: 134702

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

The new Roseanne show has been cancelled, after its start made one racist tweet too many. http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/29/media/roseanne-twitter-chelsea-clinton/index.html I'll be curious to see whether she owns the production rights versus ABC and manages to place the show elsewhere. Racist tweet ...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 May 2018, 12:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Rock Hopper Complaint Dept (Expanse spoilers)
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: The Rock Hopper Complaint Dept (Expanse spoilers)

Miller was the only character I found sufficiently interesting to carry the first season and a half. I welcome his return. The poor man's Firefly / Dark Matter has always struck me as The Young and The Restless in Space. There hasn't been enough coverage of the Belt since Mars and Earth went at it, ...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 May 2018, 12:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Alternate histories
Replies: 84
Views: 2487

Re: Alternate histories

The case requested was "a time when the security of the US got worse because we failed to intervene," not "a time when we could have intervened, but we didn't." Politics being what they were, there was no way it was going to happen. But, if politics hadn't been a concern, I don't think the conditio...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 May 2018, 11:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Alternate histories
Replies: 84
Views: 2487

Re: Alternate histories

What happens if the US doesn't impose an oil embargo on Japan, Japan doesn't attack Pearl Harbor, and the US support for the war against Hitler doesn't go past Lend Lease? England negotiates a deal with Hitler, who essentially rules Continental Europe at least until he attacks Russia. Japan becomes...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 May 2018, 03:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Alternate histories
Replies: 84
Views: 2487

Re: Alternate histories

The case requested was "a time when the security of the US got worse because we failed to intervene," not "a time when we could have intervened, but we didn't." Politics being what they were, there was no way it was going to happen. But, if politics hadn't been a concern, I don't think the conditio...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 May 2018, 21:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2268
Views: 103634

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

Alan Bean, another key member of the Great Tang Hoax, dead at 86.
by D.A. Ridgely
26 May 2018, 15:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146159

Re: Orange is the new President

Last year federal officials managed to "lose" almost 1500 migrant children. No idea where any of them are. http://www.startribune.com/the-latest-fed-agency-says-it-lost-track-of-migrant-kids/480986621/ If we libertarians were in charge they'd be fitted with tracking collars so as to avoid any loss ...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 May 2018, 00:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: It doesn't matter if you're black or white
Replies: 394
Views: 11359

Re: It doesn't matter if you're black or white

Jennifer wrote:
24 May 2018, 21:40
I wonder if she'll identify as white or black for her trial?
That's the least of her problems. She better figure out how she's going to identify in prison.
by D.A. Ridgely
24 May 2018, 21:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: It doesn't matter if you're black or white
Replies: 394
Views: 11359

Re: It doesn't matter if you're black or white

I know at least a half dozen black comics who are probably writing jokes about this already.
by D.A. Ridgely
22 May 2018, 19:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2251
Views: 141446

Re: Market Failure!

Maybe the opposite of market failure, but I was actually taken aback to see someone using one of those Redbox kiosks at the grocery store just now. It seemed oddly anachronistic.
by D.A. Ridgely
22 May 2018, 17:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6581
Views: 204508

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The solution is to have voluntary standards with complying restaurants permitted to advertise as such and extremely stiff fines for fraud.
by D.A. Ridgely
21 May 2018, 13:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers
Replies: 25
Views: 1495

Re: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers

Ford rewrote their programming to make a coup happen. They aren't truly acting on free will. Presumably he also deleted fireblank.exe from the relevant directory. I think that's ambiguous in the case of Dolores, Maise and Bernard. They are far and away the most self-aware an I haven't seen any clea...
by D.A. Ridgely
20 May 2018, 22:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worth a Thousand Lulz
Replies: 809
Views: 50548

Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

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by D.A. Ridgely
20 May 2018, 15:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 319
Views: 14384

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

It took me a while to realize why I liked the first Deadpool movie better than Deadpool 2. The humor, starting with the credits, was fresh in the first movie and came as a welcome surprise to most movie fare. The second one was probably as well written, directed, etc., but it no longer surprised. Th...
by D.A. Ridgely
19 May 2018, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146159

Re: Orange is the new President

There's no little irony in the possibility that package delivery may end up being the service that saves an organization with a statutory monopoly on first class mail. (What actually constitutes "first class mail" is, by the way, an excellent example of the inanity of law.)
by D.A. Ridgely
19 May 2018, 17:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2889
Views: 93666

Re: I just don't get it

In absolute numbers, I suspect there are more wackaloon Americans than Brits when it comes to the Royals.
by D.A. Ridgely
18 May 2018, 10:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers
Replies: 25
Views: 1495

Re: Thar's Silicon In Them Thar Hills - Westworld w/ spoilers

I'm just getting to the last episode of season 1. Am I supposed to have any idea what's going on yet in the Dolores storyline? Because I really, really don't. :lol: I don't recall how much of Dolores' story/stories were revealed by the end of Season One. Superficially, there was the dance hall girl...
by D.A. Ridgely
15 May 2018, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6002
Views: 146159

Re: Orange is the new President

Jennifer wrote:
15 May 2018, 00:17
If my husband were Donald Trump, I'd rather spend a week in a military hospital than go straight home. Even if I were only being treated for a hangnail.
Walter Reed NMMC is to military hospitals what the Vatican is to roadside chapels.
by D.A. Ridgely
15 May 2018, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11928
Views: 681954

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

JD wrote:
15 May 2018, 12:26
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!
Hear! Hear!
by D.A. Ridgely
12 May 2018, 14:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1367
Views: 47587

Re: cars and how they get that way

The reason is that the public is not buying cars. They buy trucks and little trucklets that have horrible space utilization. I'm not sure what you mean by a trucklet, but my son's CR-V is very practical for his particular needs and is a comfortable ride for four adults. Texans drive trucks because,...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 May 2018, 20:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 88
Views: 3188

Re: Gentry from the block

Houston's no-zoning is somewhat exaggerated; it does have things like parking minima and building setback requirements. It would be very illegal to build Manhattan-style there. But Houston is also a weird comparison because land isn't as scarce there as it is in much of the coast, and also it just ...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2018, 14:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 88
Views: 3188

Re: Gentry from the block

Well, the height restrictions in D.C. are federal and limit building heights to 130 ft or the width of the adjacent street or avenue plus 20 feet. There are additional height restrictions relating to Reagan National Airport and the only way to change those would be to shut down the airport, somethi...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 May 2018, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 88
Views: 3188

Re: Gentry from the block

Well, the height restrictions in D.C. are federal and limit building heights to 130 ft or the width of the adjacent street or avenue plus 20 feet. There are additional height restrictions relating to Reagan National Airport and the only way to change those would be to shut down the airport, somethin...
by D.A. Ridgely
04 May 2018, 18:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 88
Views: 3188

Re: Gentry from the block

That's the answer! Ghettoland! A Dollar Store gift shop, ATM's disguised as Title Loan stores, everything at bodega prices except free parking with a 50/50 chance of GTA.