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by Jennifer
07 Feb 2019, 19:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 168
Views: 3334

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...
by Jennifer
06 Feb 2019, 14:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1164
Views: 83739

Re: Music for the Masses

Huh, I don't think I've heard that song before; the riff does not ring a bell. But Love/Hate is another band I only know of due to that soundtrack (which I never would've bought had I known the "Hands on Me" song from the movie was NOT on it).
by Jennifer
04 Feb 2019, 15:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 39
Views: 734

Antivaxxers

We've had many discussions about antivaxxers in various places, but I don't think we have a dedicated thread about those idiots. Here's a lengthy but interesting article in today's Slate taking a deeper look at antivaxxer motivations (and also mentioning, in its opening paragraph, that a measles out...
by Jennifer
02 Feb 2019, 13:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 558
Views: 30443

Re: Ladyfashun

It is the law: if you are going to have a complete shoe blowout, with a large piece of the sole suddenly separating itself from the rest of the shoe, this WILL happen as soon as you're officially too far from home to turn back and put new shoes on.
by Jennifer
31 Jan 2019, 16:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 363
Views: 19506

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

ICE is force-feeding detainees who went on hunger strikes.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/ ... ke-1138316
by Jennifer
30 Jan 2019, 18:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2260
Views: 100596

Re: Twitter!

To be fair, if you never went on Twitter before and then suddenly you did, that DOES count as "unusual behavior" for you.
by Jennifer
30 Jan 2019, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 607
Views: 24835

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Mo wrote:
30 Jan 2019, 06:56
Heap big woman, you made a gay boy out of me

Nope, still no good.
Mmm, I dunno. This is Freddie Mercury we're talking about, here.
by Jennifer
30 Jan 2019, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 184
Views: 9773

Re: The Abortion Thread

It is no overstatement to say that the Supreme Court will determine the future of Roe in a matter of days. (TW: Slate) Within one week, the Supreme Court will decide whether to block a Louisiana law designed to shutter the state’s abortion clinics through draconian regulations. If the court refuses...
by Jennifer
29 Jan 2019, 16:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3091
Views: 139123

Re: What are you reading?

Here's something I found mildly amusing in a "how things change" kind of way: I recently read Black Fire , a Star Trek TOS novel. (I do read lots of TOS and TNG novels, which I consider kind of the intellectual equivalent of potato chips -- no nutritional value, definitely don't treat them like a st...
by Jennifer
29 Jan 2019, 01:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: But honestly, did we really see it coming?
Replies: 165
Views: 5103

Re: But honestly, did we really see it coming?

I actually caught a glimpse of Donald Trump once in the mid-90s, when he still ran his Atlantic City casinos and a friend and I stayed at one for a night -- IIRC, it was the Taj Mahal. It was one of those spontaneous impulse things you do when you're still in college or just graduated, have no real ...
by Jennifer
28 Jan 2019, 21:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4698
Views: 208555

Re: Food

Wine tasting analysis here. There's a difference between bitter and sour. Oh, definitely. I should've specified -- when I compared grapefruit's lack of "bitter, with potential" to lemon's potential -- I should've said "sour with potential." Because, while of course I don't like eating straight lemo...
by Jennifer
28 Jan 2019, 18:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 192
Views: 5887

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

Started the same convo on Facebook, and the state v. federal distinction was brought up, but also there was this: ME: Wait a minute: I just checked A1S8 of the constitution, which says in part that "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts...
by Jennifer
28 Jan 2019, 17:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 192
Views: 5887

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

Semi-related and not worth starting a new thread over IMO: there's is talk of Warren's proposed "wealth tax" on super-high fortunes, and pretty much everything I've seen has said this is (or would be declared) unconstitutional. But here is a question I've not seen answered or even addressed: why wou...
by Jennifer
28 Jan 2019, 16:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4698
Views: 208555

Re: Food

Serious question: I know there some sort of genetic thing which determines whether you like cilantro -- some people say it's delicious, others say it tastes like soap, and I gather you can tell who's who just by looking at a certain snippet of their DNA. Is there something similar with grapefruit? B...
by Jennifer
26 Jan 2019, 20:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4698
Views: 208555

Re: Food

Warren wrote:
26 Jan 2019, 11:15
Grapefruit was the best until now.
:shock: I just don't know what to say to that, Jadawarren.
by Jennifer
26 Jan 2019, 09:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 496
Views: 21088

Re: Op-ediots

Kevin Williamson has gone off the rails since he got fired by the Atlantic. A little while ago, he said he loved the laws of Switzerland and thought it was the best governed country in the world. Now he compares Warren’s wealth tax* to the liquidation of kulaks. Warren would've been far less scary ...
by Jennifer
23 Jan 2019, 16:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6681
Views: 221791

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Ugh, Shakespeare in Love was/is a very pretty movie IMO (I actually spent a whopping 50 cents to buy the DVD at a library sale a couple months ago), but the glaring anachronisms in what was supposedly a prestige period piece kept yanking me out of the story and into paroxysms of Comic Book Guy-style...
by Jennifer
22 Jan 2019, 18:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 268
Views: 11644

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Oh, fuck, PLEASE let the Dem nominee for 2020 NOT be Kamala Harris. Ugh.
by Jennifer
21 Jan 2019, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Groping Resistance - Pfft.
Replies: 1079
Views: 39077

Re: Groping Resistance - Pfft.

It is REALLY FUCKING NAUSEATING, seeing TSA workers held up as examples of noble selfless public servants being harmed by the fedgov shutdown.
by Jennifer
20 Jan 2019, 15:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9497
Views: 363177

Re: Petty annoyances

JD, do you ever read the "Choosing Beggars" subreddit? LOTS of people like that in there.
by Jennifer
18 Jan 2019, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3374
Views: 145521

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

When I had to shovel -- especially the three-foot Loudoun snowfall I dealt with myself because Jeff was in South Carolina at the time -- since I don't have a hell of a lot of upper-body strength I only made use of about a quarter of my snow shovel's capacity each time: instead of digging the entire ...
by Jennifer
18 Jan 2019, 13:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3374
Views: 145521

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Man, reading these winter-weather complaints REALLY has me feeling left out, since I moved to Atlanta. When people are talking about snowfalls measured in feet, somehow "The frost on my car was almost thick enough to be opaque this morning" loses what little frisson it had.
by Jennifer
17 Jan 2019, 23:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 168
Views: 3334

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

I don't really see what the problem is. She can't afford two residences before the first paycheck arrives but has a good network so she's fine. The problem is that, when a reporter asked her why she didn't immediately move to DC after winning the election, she mentioned the expense as a reason, and...
by Jennifer
17 Jan 2019, 23:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 168
Views: 3334

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

I don't think empathy on that scale is a thing, jen. The sneers I've seen basically boil down to "She should be able to handle this with no difficulty," though whether the critics think every 29-year-old should be able to pull this off, or only the ones who successfully ran for Congress, will somet...