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by Jennifer
12 Feb 2019, 18:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

There's a default bias in many people toward near term consumption. Yeah, but IMO even that doesn't explain things like the teachers who take the 12-month rather than 9-month paycheck option, or my cousin's attitude toward the insurance premium. Because for things like "My regular monthly bills app...
by Jennifer
12 Feb 2019, 17:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I don't get how full-grown, sober, not-intellectually-disabled adults can think this way, but a lot of them do. So -- going back to the tax refund thing -- yeah, it's technically stupid for people who expected a big refund to learn they'll only get a small one, or even owe money, solely because the...
by Jennifer
12 Feb 2019, 16:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Yeah, but there's a difference between those who live paycheck to paycheck because the paychecks in question are too small to cover everything and have much left over, versus those with my cousin's bizarrely short-sighted attitude. (Or, the difference between saying "I'll pay $61.34 this month beca...
by Jennifer
12 Feb 2019, 16:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

To the extent that’s a result of choices it’s self destructive and broadly harmful to the economy. A savings mentality to get you to a say $1,000 you can use if you need it is life changing. So far as I know my cousin likely did have at least that much saved (at least, they had a house/small horse ...
by Jennifer
12 Feb 2019, 15:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Yeah, but there's a difference between those who live paycheck to paycheck because the paychecks in question are too small to cover everything and have much left over, versus those with my cousin's bizarrely short-sighted attitude. (Or, the difference between saying "I'll pay $61.34 this month becau...
by Jennifer
12 Feb 2019, 15:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Or, another example: more than once here I mentioned the anecdote of the time just after I'd graduated college and was still fairly broke, under-employed and in student debt: my car insurance premium came due, and was $350 for six months. I had to take that money out of the bank, since I was waitres...
by Jennifer
12 Feb 2019, 14:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Didn't you just say the reason in your first sentence? Because if the employee knows they will blow that money if it's in their bank account, they get a significant benefit from someone else holding onto it where they can't spend it. And if taxpayers know they'll blow their future tax payments if i...
by Jennifer
12 Feb 2019, 13:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Semi-related: when I was teaching, I remember, when you started a school year you had two payment options: basically, get paychecks once every two weeks only for the nine months-and-change of the school year, or get smaller paychecks every two weeks for an entire 52-week year including the next sum...
by Jennifer
12 Feb 2019, 00:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11331

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Semi-related: when I was teaching, I remember, when you started a school year you had two payment options: basically, get paychecks once every two weeks only for the nine months-and-change of the school year, or get smaller paychecks every two weeks for an entire 52-week year including the next summ...
by Jennifer
11 Feb 2019, 19:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9497
Views: 362478

Re: Petty annoyances

Those really are amazing, Tuco. How do you actually make them, though? By which I mean -- for things like the butterfly boots, is it a thing where you buy blue, red and yellow leather, cut them into pieces and then stitch them together, or is that one piece of leather which you carved and colored? D...
by Jennifer
11 Feb 2019, 16:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 39
Views: 714

Re: Antivaxxers

“Germs are not a real thing. I can’t see them. Therefore, they’re not real.”
Said the man who nonetheless believes in a god.
by Jennifer
11 Feb 2019, 16:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 312
Views: 10953

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

Do they still hold Santa Claus against their parents, If their belief in Santa Claus led them, when they were too young to really understand what they were doing, to go over their heads in bankruptcy-proof debt for reasons which, they were told, would lead to better life outcomes but actually made ...
by Jennifer
10 Feb 2019, 16:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4024
Views: 145826

Re: When journalism goes bad

Various local (Atlanta-area) news sites have been running stories about shitloads of prostitutes being arrested -- sorry, "human trafficking victims" being "rescued." Like this one from the "Patch" I saw on Facebook today: "More than 160 arrested in Super Bowl human trafficking operation," subheadli...
by Jennifer
10 Feb 2019, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 39
Views: 714

Re: Antivaxxers

One of my hardcore antivaxx Facebook acquaintances posted an utter bullshit article from a website called "Return to now [dot] net," headlined "Measles virus wipes out golf-ball-sized cancer tumor in 36 hours." (She and her friends have made "measles cures cancer so don't vaccinate against it" claim...
by Jennifer
10 Feb 2019, 15:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2259
Views: 100507

Re: Twitter!

Anti-prostitution dipshit says any job you do only for the money (rather than the love of the job) is basically rape: https://twitter.com/LailaMickelwait/status/1090732620235689984 "If you tell a prostituted woman: “You have two choices: you can either take the money & leave or you can take the mone...
by Jennifer
10 Feb 2019, 14:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 558
Views: 29627

Re: Ladyfashun

[Checks Minus 33 website] Jesus, these pants were expensive when new. Given their utterly flawless condition -- I checked them over very carefully before buying them, as I do with all thrift-store clothes -- I am going to guess their previous owner was most likely a recent northern transplant -- mor...
by Jennifer
10 Feb 2019, 14:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 558
Views: 29627

Re: Ladyfashun

Soaking wool makes it softer. Drying it, or agitating it in any way, felts it unless it has been treated to make it “superwash,” which makes it wash- and dryable. But the drying process is still pretty hard on most clothes and in my experience with mass-produced merino items like what Jennifer boug...
by Jennifer
10 Feb 2019, 05:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 558
Views: 29627

Re: Ladyfashun

While visiting a thrift store today (actually yesterday, since it's many hours after midnight as I write this), I found a black pair of either leggings, yoga pants or long thermal underwear (I intend to use them as the latter). When my fingertips first brushed their surface I thought they were some ...
by Jennifer
09 Feb 2019, 12:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 39
Views: 714

Re: Antivaxxers

"I brought my kid into this world, dammit, and I can take her out of it if I want! And anyone else's kids, too! How DARE you infringe upon my rights!"
by Jennifer
08 Feb 2019, 15:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4695
Views: 208345

Re: Food

Interesting. So I'm guessing the pots and pans have to be iron or steel -- no copper or glass/Pyrex stuff?
by Jennifer
08 Feb 2019, 15:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4695
Views: 208345

Re: Food

The issue is more that the burners need a minimum size pot, and the largest burner's minimum size is 8 inches, which is pretty darn big for cookware, especially a house with 2 people. The other burners minimums are 5-3/4 inches (x2) and 4-3/4 inches (x1 plus 'warmer' pad). The burners need a minimu...
by Jennifer
08 Feb 2019, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4024
Views: 145826

Re: When journalism goes bad

I have a vague memory of a long-ago article in SPY Magazine, which used to be famous for its SPY pranks. The background was this: when Bill Clinton was running for president for the first time, there was a lot of media coverage about him being the first Baby Boomer president, and more youthful than ...
by Jennifer
08 Feb 2019, 14:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4024
Views: 145826

Re: When journalism goes bad

This is more about "journalism". How the hell did AMI think Bezos would respond when his marriage was already dissolving because of the Enquirer stories? They're dealing with the richest dude in the world who now has a chip on his shoulder. I wouldn't be surprised if he went Gawker on them, burned ...
by Jennifer
08 Feb 2019, 13:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4695
Views: 208345

Re: Food

The issue is more that the burners need a minimum size pot, and the largest burner's minimum size is 8 inches, which is pretty darn big for cookware, especially a house with 2 people. The other burners minimums are 5-3/4 inches (x2) and 4-3/4 inches (x1 plus 'warmer' pad). The burners need a minimu...
by Jennifer
07 Feb 2019, 19:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 168
Views: 3258

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

Anyone who looks at that picture and thinks that the boys are thinking about anything other than bewbs has clearly never met a teenage boy before. Some of them might be thinking about her legs ... ? Also ass, but as we've been warned, that will make men gay. The more I think about that, the more co...