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by lunchstealer
14 Apr 2011, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9656
Views: 391759

Re: Petty annoyances

Deer are horrible and they're everywhere, and people have the delusional idea that they are beautiful, peaceful creatures, just because they're not seen as threatening as bears. Didn't lunchstealer get into a car accident that was caused by a deer? http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_lsyt_wQ2awY/SKKKIi9lgOI/...
by lunchstealer
14 Apr 2011, 10:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 355406

Re: OFFS

I don't see how this would pass a constitutional challenge. I read what Weigel wrote about it in Slate, and the bill requires a lot of information on the birth certificate that not every state includes -- according to the law, my Connecticut birth certificate wouldn't pass muster, since it doesn't ...
by lunchstealer
13 Apr 2011, 14:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Demon Likkers
Replies: 408
Views: 21437

Re: Demon Likkers

I was amazed to discover that a local grocery store sells Mama's Little Yella Pils , which a recent issue of Beer Connoisseur recommended as an example of the pilsener style. I'll have to try it soon. Recently I've been drinking Sam Adams' Noble Pils, which is nice, but my reaction is "Isn't this s...
by lunchstealer
13 Apr 2011, 11:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Art: science :: chocolate : peanut butter?
Replies: 96
Views: 4722

Re: Art: science :: chocolate : peanut butter?

Dunno, relativity was all right there in Maxwell's equaatons. I think it may have taken some fits and starts, and taken some cobbling together, but it would likely have come.about sometime in the next 30 years even if Einstein had stuck with the photoelectric effect.
by lunchstealer
13 Apr 2011, 01:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Art: science :: chocolate : peanut butter?
Replies: 96
Views: 4722

Re: Art: science :: chocolate : peanut butter?

However -- and I don't know if it was Snow who first made this observation, or some other later commenter -- it seems as if people in the arts and humanities are more ignorant of science than vice versa, and almost proudly so. Reading the out-of-context quote, I thought this was an observation by t...
by lunchstealer
13 Apr 2011, 01:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2687
Views: 150359

Re: Video Games!

as a kid i liked the et game because i knew no better. honestly, it's no yars, but what is? Holy shit, you'd not seen Adventure? Seriously, I hadn't pegged ET as particularly crappy, either, but I didn't have a 2600 and spent much less time with it than with the other titles. No, no. It was that bad.
by lunchstealer
11 Apr 2011, 16:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 420
Views: 27378

Re: Guns and Wheatnut.

Stevo Darkly wrote:Some people say that nobody would need to carry a gun, if we could all just learn to live in hominy.
posole ftw
by lunchstealer
11 Apr 2011, 14:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4060
Views: 156537

Re: When journalism goes bad

Instead of slagging the quality of food at Taco Bell, I suggest that you watch Demolition Man before you embarrass yourself any further. If the only restaurant in the future is Taco Bell, you better learn how to use the three seashells PDQ. Relevant: http://amorphia-apparel .com/design/seashells/
by lunchstealer
11 Apr 2011, 14:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 731218

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Holy crap. What horrible confluence of fail would lead you to accidentally substitute Dondero for anyone ever?
by lunchstealer
11 Apr 2011, 14:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 420
Views: 27378

Re: Guns and Whatnot.

mediageek wrote:No.

In other news, I hear that some people believe that only the police and millettree should be allowed to have guns.
Meanwhile, I'm uncomfortable with the police having guns.
by lunchstealer
09 Apr 2011, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4060
Views: 156537

Re: When journalism goes bad

By Ottawa standards, prolly yeah.
by lunchstealer
08 Apr 2011, 12:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Stuff that is shitty
Replies: 342
Views: 14328

Re: Stuff that is shitty

Why are they even having you buy postage? Why not sell the box for the rate of shipping? If you've purchased the box, you've paid the postage - 'nuff said. Having the box and postage separate is just retarded (see, USPS).
by lunchstealer
07 Apr 2011, 15:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4060
Views: 156537

Re: When journalism goes bad

Oops. I accidentally prematurely-posted, before I'd put the link and most of my commentary in. Fixed.
by lunchstealer
07 Apr 2011, 14:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cool little things
Replies: 1037
Views: 60067

Re: Cool little things

Speaking of quantum physics Fattening up Schrödinger's cat Although this might not sound like a Schrödinger cat experiment, it probes the same quantum effects. It is essentially like firing the cats themselves at the interference grating, rather than making a single cat's fate contingent on an atom...
by lunchstealer
07 Apr 2011, 12:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4060
Views: 156537

Re: When journalism goes bad

I agree with the basic premise that Congress and the executive should go without pay during a shutdown, but I can't go more than about three sentences through this Grey Lady op-ed without shouting "Oh, For Fucking Fuck's Sake!" http://nyti.ms/gerS54 The upshot is that federal workers who do importan...
by lunchstealer
06 Apr 2011, 16:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled life)
Replies: 541
Views: 53951

Re: Dreams (not those crushed by the weight of unfulfilled l

Stevo, I'm not sure how you know that but you are correct. For some reason I thought this was commonish knowledge. But now that I think of it, I learned when I had some marsupials with me at field school. They introduced me to vegemite. Gotta say, I realize that peanut butter may objectively be as ...
by lunchstealer
06 Apr 2011, 15:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2964
Views: 140059

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

My son's (Dell) LCD computer monitor suddenly went out this evening. As in no "on" light as well as no signal to the screen. It's three or four years old and my understanding is that these things should last a decade or longer. Tomorrow I'll see if I can dig up another power cord to check if the co...
by lunchstealer
06 Apr 2011, 12:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9656
Views: 391759

Re: Petty annoyances

Shopping websites that have a picture of the item, and a link that says "zoom", or "larger image"...which turns out to be no more than about 10% bigger than the original image. Also, why is there no even halfway-decent free replacement for Visio? I'm not asking for "excellent", I'm asking for "not ...
by lunchstealer
06 Apr 2011, 12:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2359
Views: 167059

Re: Market Failure!

Jake wrote:
JD wrote:I think it's damn funny, although it would be a terrible idea IRL.
It should be named "Handheld 'Isolated Incident' Generator."
win
by lunchstealer
05 Apr 2011, 20:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS
Replies: 10072
Views: 355406

Re: OFFS

An even better solution is not to let either make policy.

:roll:
by lunchstealer
05 Apr 2011, 19:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 240
Views: 16002

Re: MARCH MADNESS

I don't watch that many NBA games, but my impression is that life is grand if you are 1 of 4-5 teams with conglomerations of 3 superstars, but that over the past couple of years the draft has been really thin with productive talent and role players are basically all crap, there are no big men that ...
by lunchstealer
05 Apr 2011, 12:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: To senior citizens: No, you are not fucking special.
Replies: 43
Views: 3696

Re: To senior citizens: No, you are not fucking special.

In some ways, once taxation goes beyond the minarchist limit - defence, courts and police - taxation is always class warfare. This may not be intentional, at least not when you are talking about roads, pollution control and schools*, but once you are getting into income transfers from one group to ...
by lunchstealer
05 Apr 2011, 12:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 240
Views: 16002

Re: MARCH MADNESS

If anyone questions me as to why I prefer pro to college hoops I'm using tonight's game as evidence. How does a team shoot 19% and under 10% for 2 point shots? hoops is basically unwatchable. has been for quite a while. You could see it in the 1994 world championship team. Hovercraft broom jai alai...
by lunchstealer
05 Apr 2011, 02:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1190
Views: 50288

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

Oh, great. Just what we need. France getting all froggy with the colonies.
by lunchstealer
05 Apr 2011, 02:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3439
Views: 158857

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Yeah, we went from 80 on Saturday at 3 to 34 and snowing Sunday at 3.