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by Aresen
02 Jun 2020, 20:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7696
Views: 406599

Re: Orange is the new President

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
02 Jun 2020, 16:54
Just replace Hail to the Chief with the Benny Hill soundtrack.
Nah. Trump doesn't move fast enough for Yakkity Sax. Id go with Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
by Aresen
02 Jun 2020, 20:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4416
Views: 226116

Re: When journalism goes bad

thoreau wrote:
02 Jun 2020, 19:15
Well,.Trump is deranged. He's at the syphilitic Roman Emperor stage, if not worse.
Won't someone speak up for the Julio-Claudians?
by Aresen
01 Jun 2020, 16:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1324
Views: 104581

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Warren wrote:
01 Jun 2020, 12:27
Hugh Akston wrote:
26 May 2020, 14:28
Garret Wang and Robert Duncan McNeil are hosting a new podcast where they watch and discuss every episode of VOY.
Fuuuu.... I can't take any more of Bob's White Guilt.
Ensign Kim was the VOY version of Kenny.
by Aresen
30 May 2020, 21:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rocket Launch USA! USA! USA!
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Rocket Launch USA! USA! USA!

Glad it went well (so far), but you wouldn't get me on top of that giant firecracker for all of Bill Gates' money.
by Aresen
30 May 2020, 16:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7298
Views: 329092

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

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
🤦‍♂️
by Aresen
30 May 2020, 10:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Royalty and nationalism question
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Royalty and nationalism question

I think nationalism (in Europe) goes back further than 1500. In A Distant Mirror , Barbara Tuchmann describes people in the Hundred Years War who identified as English or French and questioned the rights of the other side's monarch to rule them. Monarchs began to identify with their subjects about t...
by Aresen
29 May 2020, 10:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: YHGTBSM: Son of OFFS
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: YHGTBSM: Son of OFFS

Vlad Putin is just disappointed that the cops got caught.
by Aresen
27 May 2020, 20:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7298
Views: 329092

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
27 May 2020, 20:05
You know, it's not like anyone's going to convince anyone else here at this point.
But if I just repeat it again, I'm sure you'll all be convinced.
by Aresen
27 May 2020, 12:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The State is Over! If You Want It
Replies: 70
Views: 4903

Re: The State is Over! If You Want It

Meh. There are certainly indigenous tribal societies I'd be hard pressed to call states. Yes, they all exist inside modern states that fuck with them to various degrees and they all, themselves, have mechanisms for dispute resolutions and, at least formerly, some collective defense from outside thr...
by Aresen
27 May 2020, 10:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The State is Over! If You Want It
Replies: 70
Views: 4903

Re: The State is Over! If You Want It

The main issue is buttheads. There be no all voluntary rulesets because buttheads will break rules they say they want to live under. Buttheads don't want to live under a different ruleset, they want to live in your ruleset and operate outside of the rules so you are constrained and they are not. Bu...
by Aresen
26 May 2020, 23:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3513
Views: 241837

Re: Twitter!

I wouldn't give a tinker's damn about Twitter if it weren't so effectively used by evil stupid people to influence other stupid people and I certainly have mixed feelings about Twitter and all social media taking it upon themselves to provide running commentary, but this may prove to be interesting...
by Aresen
26 May 2020, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7298
Views: 329092

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Warren wrote:
26 May 2020, 15:51
Aresen wrote:
26 May 2020, 15:29
JasonL wrote:
26 May 2020, 14:56
All dogs leashed in public spaces the end.
Team JasonL. I've seen too many incidents where 'good' dogs are out and something triggers the chase reflex.
I won't consider this until there's a law that requires all children to be kept on leashes.
I can go along with that. :twisted:
by Aresen
26 May 2020, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7298
Views: 329092

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

JasonL wrote:
26 May 2020, 14:56
All dogs leashed in public spaces the end.
Team JasonL. I've seen too many incidents where 'good' dogs are out and something triggers the chase reflex.
by Aresen
26 May 2020, 12:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7298
Views: 329092

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I agree with Highway. Once she escalated the situation, she put him in danger of arrest at a minimum.

Glad he videoed the encounter. Probably his best defense.

ETA: I do agree with thoreau's point about social media lynchings, however.
by Aresen
26 May 2020, 12:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 694
Views: 25075

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Highway wrote:
26 May 2020, 10:06
...if you feel the slightest bit under the weather...don't go to church where everyone's jammed in and singing.
As a somewhat misanthropic atheist, I disagree. Just don't come and see me after church.
by Aresen
25 May 2020, 20:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4458
Views: 249627

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Kolohe wrote:
24 May 2020, 20:53
The woman in American Gothic is supposed to be the guy's daughter, not his wife.



For midwestern farmers, is there a difference?
by Aresen
23 May 2020, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 644
Views: 54395

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I had never heard of "Charlamagne tha God" before seeing the previous posts.

Seldom have I been so pleased to be out of the current cultural loop.
by Aresen
21 May 2020, 18:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 694
Views: 25075

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Still, though, what is the actual "potato thing" Phams' talking about: shortage in stores? Wave of potato farmers going bankrupt? Trump said he heard many many people say shoving a baked potato up your ass cures covid-19? I assume it is this: Trump Warns Farmers That Gun Control Will Leave Their Po...
by Aresen
21 May 2020, 16:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 694
Views: 25075

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Pham Nuwen wrote:
21 May 2020, 13:44
I just found out about the potatoe thing. I didn't miss much since I'm kind of waiting to see if Trump will claim to have had covid and it was no big deal.
They can pull the guards off the cauliflower patrol to cover the potatoes.
by Aresen
20 May 2020, 19:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1246
Views: 43487

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

Recovered monkeys are immune to coronavirus Although scientists have assumed that antibodies produced in response to the new coronavirus virus are protective, there has been scant scientifically rigorous evidence to back that up. In one of the new studies, researchers infected nine monkeys with COV...
by Aresen
20 May 2020, 19:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 694
Views: 25075

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Great moments in understatement, ironic foreshadowing version: I was looking through the recent archives in search of a particular post, and found instead one I'd made on March 7, when I was VERY annoyed to find a jury duty notice in the day's mail, and made the following sulky post (emphasis added...
by Aresen
20 May 2020, 15:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 103
Views: 26407

Re: Small joys and random good things

The barber I use is now open so I was able to get a haircut. I no longer look like 'Doc' Brown from Back to the Future.
by Aresen
18 May 2020, 14:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 644
Views: 54395

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

lunchstealer wrote:
18 May 2020, 14:44
Aresen wrote:
18 May 2020, 14:43
"Any Functioning Adult 2020" would execute 90+% of the political class.
Sometimes dyslexic-like effects are truer than other things.
Well, that too. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Aresen
18 May 2020, 14:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 694
Views: 25075

Re: Random covid-19 observations

That said, if the mask truthers or anti-Big Pharma advocates or some other group does actually decide "Wearing sunscreen is a partisan act, you're only doing it because you're a racist bigot, or a sheeple who buys into the self-serving advertising for Big Sunscreen, or a coward who's afraid of a li...