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by D.A. Ridgely
04 May 2019, 15:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 490
Views: 23960

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'm holding out for Rufus T Firefly.
by D.A. Ridgely
03 May 2019, 19:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1462
Views: 79182

Re: Pick Your Poisson

I had a meeting in College Park, MD today. Flying out of DCA now and there are a bunch of kids with MAGA hats. They should sue whatever adults decided that the whole group should wear these hats. If they're ugly male virgin "incel" types, they're probably the new batch of White House interns and if...
by D.A. Ridgely
03 May 2019, 19:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1462
Views: 79182

Re: Pick Your Poisson

thoreau wrote:
03 May 2019, 19:34
My bad. I fixed it.

Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
See, it's that sort of thing that really makes us insecure liberal arts types nervous!
by D.A. Ridgely
03 May 2019, 19:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6506
Views: 206101

Re: Orange is the new President

Kolohe wrote:
03 May 2019, 16:25
Mo wrote:
02 May 2019, 06:04
Miller is Season 1.
It's like the Barksdale gang in that he'll be back in season 3.
Oh, if only there was someone with as much savvy as Stringer Bell in the White House!
by D.A. Ridgely
03 May 2019, 18:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1462
Views: 79182

Re: Pick Your Poisson

It's partly a matter of range restriction on the independent variable (height) and partly about range restriction on the independent variable (performance). Anybody who's too short to play well won't be in the NBA, and those who are shorter than the NBA median have a host of other attributes that c...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 May 2019, 10:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The State is Over! If You Want It
Replies: 26
Views: 641

Re: The State is Over! If You Want It

The funny thing is that in some ways, the answer is "the great majority of things we do in a (reasonably) free-market economy". I have heard repeated stories of visitors from Communist countries being introduced to the West and not being able to grasp "But how do you know how much anything should c...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 May 2019, 09:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The State is Over! If You Want It
Replies: 26
Views: 641

Re: The State is Over! If You Want It

Rent-A-Cops may have silly uniforms and not carry firearms now, but so did real cops back in the day. Frog, meet kettle. On the topic of emergent order generally, I look back at all those stories about the landed gentry just not getting that mere ownership of farm land wasn't going to be the sole or...
by D.A. Ridgely
01 May 2019, 12:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What becomes of the broken hearted... and homeless?!?
Replies: 49
Views: 1391

Re: What becomes of the broken hearted... and homeless?!?

I'm not self-righteous about there being no homeless people in the suburbs, I'm merely saying cities are attractive to the homeless for roughly the same obvious reasons no sane homeless person is going to perch at the end of my cul-de-sac with a cup and "Please help me" sign. Trust me, the suburbs a...
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Apr 2019, 20:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6506
Views: 206101

Re: Orange is the new President

Listening to POTUS (Politics of the United States) on XM earlier today, the topic was infrastructure. One caller noted someone had decided to spray-paint penises on highway potholes, a move that succeeded in getting them fixed with alacrity. And the guest told of a friend of his who complained the p...
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Apr 2019, 02:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 490
Views: 23960

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

It's amazing how many comics from an improv background think, incorrectly, they can do standup. Even with the help of writers.
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Apr 2019, 02:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9656
Views: 390694

Re: Petty annoyances

I think the actual concern about salt should be the safety record of the salt mine. Conflict and child labor free salt. I sense a market opportunity for Fair Trade Salt. I only want salt mined with child labor. I only want salt mined from child tears. Yes, but only free range child tears so they do...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 Apr 2019, 22:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1235
Views: 47394

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

And now, given that political issues are the only story issues unresolved, I wonder if the "bittersweet" ending GRR Martin promised will turn out to be: the dead are defeated, but Cersei keeps the Iron Throne and the good guys lose. I think it'll turn out the magical napalm is still under King's La...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 Apr 2019, 18:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1235
Views: 47394

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

Another thing I don't get: the scene with Melisandre riding out of the dark and turning the Dothraki swords into fire weapons was visually gorgeous, and obviously was a last-minute surprise from every other character's perspective. But -- had she not shown up, the first wave of attackers were going...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 Apr 2019, 01:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1235
Views: 47394

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

Well, we won't know what's left of the armies of the living until daybreak but when word gets out what happened to the Night King I'd guess Arya could have what's left of it for the asking. Jon proved largely inconsequential, as usual. For an extended episode, I was surprised how few major character...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Apr 2019, 19:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 466
Views: 27885

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

That was the most boring "time travel heist" imaginable. It was like eating a plate of vegetables in order to get to dessert. The jokes were the only thing that kept it from being unbearable. It really drove home how much of the first movie was built in how awesome Thanos' character was, given that...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Apr 2019, 19:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4263
Views: 181197

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

GUYS!! THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A SPACE LAWYER AND I AM VERY UPSET AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR NEVER TELLING ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER!!!! http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/02/the-case-for-protecting-the-apollo-landing-areas-as-heritage-sites Is that what elite practitioners of bird law gradu...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Apr 2019, 12:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 466
Views: 27885

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

Also, Captain Marvel was underused. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk She's Superman in DC comics; that is, too powerful. Having given her all that power, the writers' always struggle to figure out how to create genuine tension in her fights. There was much speculation about her being able to t...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Apr 2019, 23:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 490
Views: 23960

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Yeah, I'm convinced the 2020 election will be driven by voter turnout in battleground states regardless of who the Dem's anoint, and it's precisely the sort of women who'd go to Houston to hear prospects who will or will not be doing the get-out-the-vote grunt work, so it's not even a matter of who ...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Apr 2019, 23:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What becomes of the broken hearted... and homeless?!?
Replies: 49
Views: 1391

Re: What becomes of the broken hearted... and homeless?!?

Homeless people are the 'price' one pays for living in a city, crappy zoning laws, the occasional recession and emptying out mental hospitals. I hasten to add I'm not a proponent of warehousing the mentally ill, having briefly worked in one once, but you can pretty much pinpoint the date the homele...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Apr 2019, 22:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What becomes of the broken hearted... and homeless?!?
Replies: 49
Views: 1391

Re: What becomes of the broken hearted... and homeless?!?

Has there been a problem with people getting hassled by the cops for sleeping in their cars or is Denver virtue signaling? It's typically against some state, county or city ordinance to sleep in a street parked car. Worse yet, in most states at interstate highway rest areas the cops will roust you ...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Apr 2019, 22:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What becomes of the broken hearted... and homeless?!?
Replies: 49
Views: 1391

Re: What becomes of the broken hearted... and homeless?!?

Homeless people are the 'price' one pays for living in a city, crappy zoning laws, the occasional recession and emptying out mental hospitals. I hasten to add I'm not a proponent of warehousing the mentally ill, having briefly worked in one once, but you can pretty much pinpoint the date the homeles...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Apr 2019, 15:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 466
Views: 27885

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

Endgame was a satisfying conclusion overall. It leaned a little more on nostalgia than the good character moments that define the MCU, but when your franchise has earned the equivalent of a small nation's GDP I guess a victory lap is warranted. I liked Golden Mean Hulk, disliked Lebowski Thor, and ...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Apr 2019, 00:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 466
Views: 27885

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

As clip-show episodes go, it was pretty good.
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Apr 2019, 13:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 466
Views: 27885

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

I'm probably the last person to learn about this, but if you google "Thanos" and then click on the gauntlet ...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Apr 2019, 11:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 466
Views: 27885

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

An advance copy of Endgame came my way late last night. NO SPOILERS. I'll just say it's good but it also made me glad when it was all over in more ways than one. They defeated Thanos, but Groot got the glove, snapped his fingers and deleted everyone. Except Steve Rogers. Good old Steve ...