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by D.A. Ridgely
11 Jun 2020, 18:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 858
Views: 51871

Re: The F Word

Animated series pitch: The Karen Bears! There's Anti-Vaxxer Karen and Soccer Karen and Speak-to-your-manager Karen and Chardonnay Karen and they all have entitled adventures in the Karenmobile, a Cadillac Escalade with an "All Our Children Are Honor Students" and a soccer ball sticker.
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jun 2020, 14:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 704
Views: 26548

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I would guess that the Heinlein novel and the cliche both arose long before heart-lung machines were invented and brain death became the new clinical standard. That may be the standard in ICU and inpatient settings. In the ER, and certainly in the field, we don't have the time or equipment for such...
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jun 2020, 12:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 704
Views: 26548

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I would guess that the Heinlein novel and the cliche both arose long before heart-lung machines were invented and brain death became the new clinical standard.
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Jun 2020, 12:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 704
Views: 26548

Re: Random covid-19 observations

It's an interesting visualization, but is really just constant rates for everything except COVID, probably based on historical data. And I wonder where the other deaths are, since it states that excluding COVID it only accounts for ~7% of global deaths annually. In fact, it looks like they left out...
by D.A. Ridgely
09 Jun 2020, 12:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 704
Views: 26548

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Pham Nuwen wrote:
09 Jun 2020, 11:57
Aresen wrote:
09 Jun 2020, 11:03
Pham Nuwen wrote:
09 Jun 2020, 08:55
Theres a lot of wish washy stuff out there and I only believe deaths above the normal trend. And it's a lot o' death.
Are killings by cops up or down?
Honestly? Probably down.
Sometimes death by cop takes several weeks to become symptomatic, so we'll have to wait and see.
by D.A. Ridgely
09 Jun 2020, 01:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 704
Views: 26548

Re: Random covid-19 observations

And now we've got the WHO saying you're almost certainly not going to catch the virus from someone who is asymptomatic. Which would be great if it were true and we could trust it. My wife wants to go on a family road trip up to Wyoming for a couple weeks and at this point I'd really like to do some ...
by D.A. Ridgely
07 Jun 2020, 14:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 689
Views: 42962

Re: Infrastructure

Warren wrote:
07 Jun 2020, 14:00
They should tune different sections of the bridge to whistle different notes so that when you ride across it it plays a little tune. Something like Turkey in the Straw.
"I Left My Heart ..." or GTFO.
by D.A. Ridgely
07 Jun 2020, 10:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 644
Views: 55455

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I don't think the minorities are going to come out for Biden. I think they are going to turn out because they effing hate Trump. In 2016, many* just thought his rhetoric was campaign bloviating. Now they realize that what they saw was exactly what he was. *I partly include myself in this group. Eve...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jun 2020, 17:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3061
Views: 230987

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

On Amazon Prime, The Vast of the Night is a shoestring indie movie shot supposedly with a budget of $700,000 ("plus post, and some marketing"). It's certainly not a great movie and, as one reviewer put it, it's something of a radio drama turned into a film, but the directing is strong for a debut ef...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jun 2020, 14:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4419
Views: 227454

Re: When journalism goes bad

I think whether consciously or not eating with one's hands is a big factor. See also, ribs. How do ice cream cones affect your theory? Your official state food is an early 20th century invention. Uh huh. But you have to eat it with your hands. Are ice cream cones stereotypically black food? Or are ...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jun 2020, 11:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4419
Views: 227454

Re: When journalism goes bad

Warren wrote:
06 Jun 2020, 03:17
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 21:12
I think whether consciously or not eating with one's hands is a big factor. See also, ribs.
How do ice cream cones affect your theory?
Your official state food is an early 20th century invention.
by D.A. Ridgely
05 Jun 2020, 21:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6012
Views: 352923

Re: Light laffs

dbcooper wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 01:22
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He's right, though. Racism is no reason to get imsulted.
by D.A. Ridgely
05 Jun 2020, 21:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3513
Views: 244112

Re: Twitter!

Cotton should at the very least pay the Times an honorarium for all the extra campaign funds its hand-wringing generated for him.
by D.A. Ridgely
05 Jun 2020, 21:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4419
Views: 227454

Re: When journalism goes bad

I think whether consciously or not eating with one's hands is a big factor. See also, ribs.
by D.A. Ridgely
04 Jun 2020, 11:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4419
Views: 227454

Re: When journalism goes bad

For crispy fried chicken, Popeye's wins fairly easily, though I personally don't like the original spicy version. Once in a while, say what you will about it, I get a hankering (as they say in Texas) for KFC original recipe, which is also my preferred next day leftover refrigerated fried chicken. Wh...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Jun 2020, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7714
Views: 411250

Re: Orange is the new President

Just replace Hail to the Chief with the Benny Hill soundtrack.
by D.A. Ridgely
31 May 2020, 23:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Who's the Blue for #2? (2020)
Replies: 30
Views: 1127

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

No one was taking Beto seriously already.
by D.A. Ridgely
31 May 2020, 15:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4419
Views: 227454

Re: When journalism goes bad

Not that I don't do it all the time (okay, not that it's not done by me all the time), but as a general rule journalists should not use the passive voice except when the object of the action is deemed more important than the subject. The active voice is more direct and typically uses fewer words. I ...
by D.A. Ridgely
31 May 2020, 11:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 765
Views: 55712

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Pham Nuwen wrote:
31 May 2020, 08:53
Wait. Lightspeed skipping is where he draws the line? Smh.
Not so much the skipping, the light speed double dutch.
by D.A. Ridgely
30 May 2020, 18:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7330
Views: 331147

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Aresen wrote:
30 May 2020, 16:48
Very minor OFFS, but it made me wonder when I saw it on a thread: (Not here or H&R)
Last I checked, Mexico is in South America
🤦‍♂️
Maybe they moved it?
by D.A. Ridgely
30 May 2020, 17:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Royalty and nationalism question
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Royalty and nationalism question

As for Catherine the Great, she made a point of being 'more Russian than the Russians' So, the 18th century equivalent of "That rich guy from New England is just a regular Texan because he owns a ranch and clears brush." Got it. In fairness to W and unlike his parents, he's got the accent down and,...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 May 2020, 15:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7330
Views: 331147

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Tilley has replaced my hat twice in 10 years (once because it was lost) and imo the quality is worth it. Fair enough. Dick Cavett is a big fan of Tilly hats, too, which is how I heard about them in the first place, then I saw them for sale in a rather upscale outdoor equipment and clothing store an...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 May 2020, 15:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1571
Views: 105160

Re: Pick Your Poisson

thoreau wrote:
29 May 2020, 15:34
I'm in a boring meeting, so I decided to search for fun old threads and came upon this: The Buddhist Dan T. thread

It was probably the pinnacle of my H&R posting.
I think perhaps I should be offended there was no Buddhist DAR comment.
by D.A. Ridgely
29 May 2020, 14:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7330
Views: 331147

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Tevas make sense as beach sandals. Tilly shaped hats are fine; paying for the label and the "lifetime warranty" is silly when there are equally good hats almost identical for a third of the price.