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by D.A. Ridgely
12 Jul 2020, 15:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 58374

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Pham Nuwen wrote:
12 Jul 2020, 15:04
I was told that the left kept the border open to long and Trump closed it anyway. This doesn't hurt the maga peeps at all in terms of belief.
They weren't the sort to travel abroad, anyway.
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jul 2020, 21:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7766
Views: 433772

Re: Orange is the new President

Yeah, well, for the record, I got the right answer. I just didn't have to do any conscious processing on the other question.
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jul 2020, 20:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7766
Views: 433772

Re: Orange is the new President

I hate doing arithmetic in my head so I actually struggled with "keep subtracting 7." Not because I don't know how to do so, but my eyes glaze over at such problems so I did have to concentrate for a moment. In my aged defense, my eyes glazed over at that sort of problem in my 20s, too.
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jul 2020, 19:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7766
Views: 433772

Re: Orange is the new President

This is a little old, but of course bad-Trump news comes in faster than anyone can keep up with: WTF was up with him taking a "cognitive test" at Walter Reed? (Given how he bragged about "acing" it, I'd wager he thinks a "passing a cognitive test" is equivalent to "scoring Mensa-level on an IQ test...
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jul 2020, 15:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 58374

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Hey, listen, if you're going to wildly overspend, our house is available! Only $4500 plus utilities a month and it's a one mile walk to two different Orange Line stations! I tell you, it's a bargain at that price!
by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jul 2020, 15:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 58374

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I have kept myself to a pretty strict lockdown. I've been out shopping like four times since mid-March, taken a couple masked walks in the park with friends, and I have a couple people in my social bubble I see closely. My current plan is to keep that up until either vaccination or suppression. But...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 23:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8993
Views: 401203

Re: Observations of the Random sort

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by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 23:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8993
Views: 401203

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Same with g-t, albeit using slang.
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 20:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8993
Views: 401203

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Given that "bot" is now arguably a word in its own right, rather than a slangy shorthand for "robot," the two-consonant combo b-t makes a proper English word with any of the five full-time vowels in between: bat, bet, bit, bot, but. I'm trying to think of other two-consonant combos for which that w...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 19:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4437
Views: 237885

Re: When journalism goes bad

Kolohe wrote:
10 Jul 2020, 17:59
One thing that is probably a net benefit of social media is that everyone eventually learns all the different arguments 3rd thru 6th century CE Christians had with each other.
Something like this?
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 58374

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Mo wrote:
10 Jul 2020, 19:13
Sure. But I think DeSantis and Abbott don’t change their minds as quickly on stupid shit without Trump in the White House. And if it was President Jeb! Neither do the rest of the Republican governors. If it’s Hillary, Kemp and Ducey are probably still morons.
Agreed.
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 19:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 58374

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I maintain that a change in administration will not solve the problem of getting everyone on the same page. Concur. That ship has not only sailed, it has traveled partway across the ocean, struck an iceberg, sunk, and is now having a major motion picture starring Leonardo diCaprio made about it. Ev...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 18:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 257
Views: 28933

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

That's... something!
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 18:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who's the Blue for #2? (2020)
Replies: 33
Views: 1901

Re: Who's the Blue for #2? (2020)

Supposedly there have been tons of edits on Kamala’s Wikipedia page in the past week or so. Traditionally, there is a flurry of edits on the Wikipedia page of the person that is named VP Tbh, ‘traditionally’ is carrying a heavier load than it’s used to. (Or maybe lighter? Not sure which way the ana...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 18:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 39869

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Kolohe wrote:
10 Jul 2020, 17:47
JasonL wrote:
07 Jul 2020, 07:13
I’ll say again I never ever had mandatory patriotism classes at work

Arguably, I have, but I knew that’s pretty much what I was getting into when offered the job.
Mandatory fun,too, as I recall.
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 17:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3077
Views: 241543

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

I enjoyed the first three episodes of Perry Mason . Warning, the first episode leads with a very graphic dead baby! Augh! Augh! Why??????? Thank you for the warning! Yeah, it's not for the faint of heart. As I recall, the baby is only shown in the Angel's Flight funicular and in the morgue, but the...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 16:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 58374

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I maintain that a change in administration will not solve the problem of getting everyone on the same page. Concur. That ship has not only sailed, it has traveled partway across the ocean, struck an iceberg, sunk, and is now having a major motion picture starring Leonardo diCaprio made about it. Ev...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 14:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 58374

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

the specific thing you select is less important than making sure that everyone does that same thing at the same time. Because the biggest difference between us and them is that they had nationally-driven plans, while we've had this 50-state-solution where some places do nothing and become Covid hot...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 13:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3077
Views: 241543

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

I enjoyed the first three episodes of Perry Mason . Warning, the first episode leads with a very graphic dead baby! But the actors and writing are solid, and I love a period drama. Me too, though I'd like to have more confidence, not unlike with Better Call Saul, that there's a Perry Mason downstre...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 12:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 58374

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Clearly, there's a market for masks with drinking straws attached.
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jul 2020, 12:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3077
Views: 241543

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

I enjoyed the first three episodes of Perry Mason . Warning, the first episode leads with a very graphic dead baby! But the actors and writing are solid, and I love a period drama. Me too, though I'd like to have more confidence, not unlike with Better Call Saul, that there's a Perry Mason downstre...
by D.A. Ridgely
09 Jul 2020, 19:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 39869

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Wait. Are we taking Current Events Affairs seriously now?
by D.A. Ridgely
09 Jul 2020, 18:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The past is a foreign country...
Replies: 121
Views: 13741

Re: The past is a foreign country...

In old black-and-white 50s game shows, there were worse problems: anything too bright or shiny (including sparking diamond/rhinestone jewelry; the super-shiny bits of highly polished metal items such as the horns various musicians might play on stage; sometimes even a man's shining bald head) would...
by D.A. Ridgely
09 Jul 2020, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 582
Views: 39869

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Daily Mail is the only one she followed through on. However, she has used the threat of litigation to get people to pull criticism of her down off of social media because of the friendliness of U.K. law. One of the comments that she threatened someone over was, “Wow @jk_rowling vanity searches her ...