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by dead_elvis
11 Mar 2020, 20:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Arbeit Macht Frei
Replies: 86
Views: 6924

Re: Arbeit Macht Frei

Ellie wrote:
11 Mar 2020, 13:43
Sarah Michelle Gellar?
Kristy Swanson.
by dead_elvis
10 Mar 2020, 17:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1019
Views: 54799

Re: Dancing With the Dems

This is seriously funny After we voted, I told him I was upset that the Democratic Party had not prioritized a woman and/or a person of color, and that he didn’t support a woman with a real shot at the nomination—a candidate he loved— when it mattered. He was understandably defensive. I wanted him ...
by dead_elvis
08 Mar 2020, 13:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1319
Views: 45860

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

At our usual Saturday morning breakfast with my friends, the 'Homeopathic Practitioner' dispensed 'preventatives' and 'treatments' for corona virus. I kept silent and tried not to let my eyes roll too loudly. Apparently, she and her fellow practitioners settled on a 'recommended treatment.' I heard...
by dead_elvis
05 Mar 2020, 11:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1019
Views: 54799

Re: Dancing With the Dems

the No One Has Agency thing is definitely a D's thing. R's aren't shocked shocked :shock: to learn that minorities voted the other way. A certain sort of R/conservative definitely plays the false consciousness card- the whole thing about how black people are "on the plantation" for Democrats, despi...
by dead_elvis
02 Mar 2020, 18:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6012
Views: 352961

Re: Light laffs

Believe it or not that's not even their gayest album cover.

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by dead_elvis
02 Mar 2020, 16:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2661
Views: 185369

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

I always found him entertaining because he seemed self-aware that he was a walking talking parody of someone like himself.
by dead_elvis
29 Feb 2020, 13:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4064
Views: 303370

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

That's an excellent Bill the Cat impersonation there. ACK! THBBFT!!
by dead_elvis
26 Feb 2020, 11:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7330
Views: 331181

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I dunno about the wisdom or practicality of this particular ruling, but damn it's a monstrous result that needs to be addressed.
by dead_elvis
23 Feb 2020, 13:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 858
Views: 51888

Re: The F Word

Aresen wrote:
23 Feb 2020, 13:24
thoreau wrote:
23 Feb 2020, 12:45
I'm not sure which Russian ... cultural practices have become particularly celebrated in US life.
Invading other countries?
And interfering in elections?
by dead_elvis
23 Feb 2020, 12:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1019
Views: 54799

Re: Dancing With the Dems

I have read that the Trump campaign staff was actually split on trying to get Bernie the nomination. Some thought he would be the easiest opponent given all the socialism stuff but others were concerned that there was actually a significant amount of overlap between the demographic groups that put ...
by dead_elvis
19 Feb 2020, 20:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Quotable quotes
Replies: 1559
Views: 117788

Re: Quotable quotes

The boss said something at work today that struck me as an excellent aphorism, but I'm curious if he accidentally made it up, or does anyone recognize this as a quote from something/someone (google hasn't turned up anything obvious) ? The bullet has no beliefs Packs a lot of wisdom in only 5 words.
by dead_elvis
17 Feb 2020, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1019
Views: 54799

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Vince Foster suicide right when a lot of the inititial Clinton investigations were ongoing and hitting their 2nd phase. True, but I think people were already primed to believe that. Hillary Clinton has a lot of flaws, but she's not a criminal mastermind. Nonetheless, a lot of people have had an ima...
by dead_elvis
17 Feb 2020, 14:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1019
Views: 54799

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Mayor Pete built the pre-politics resume of a plausible politician, ran for an entry-level job, then decided it's time to go to the top. WTF? He probably sensed a moment, since Trump essentially blew up the idea that qualifications mattered, combined with the notion that this election the dems don'...
by dead_elvis
16 Feb 2020, 20:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 1019
Views: 54799

Re: Dancing With the Dems

VP Hillary is no threat to anybody. She doesn't strike me as someone who would do well in the sort of just-stand-there-and-smile-but-don't-do-anything position that is the VP. If she were VP she would expect to be pulling levers of power. She's proven that she's incapable of just fitting in in the ...
by dead_elvis
16 Feb 2020, 00:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9992
Views: 533691

Re: Petty annoyances

Nope, just trying to pay the portion of the ambulance bill not covered by insurance.
by dead_elvis
15 Feb 2020, 16:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Hallmark Holidays
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Hallmark Holidays

I'm lucky to have a spouse that doesn't care about it, but I still try and give her something amusing if it's not too much trouble. Season 4 of Better Call Saul dropped on Netflix a few days ago and now I'm kicking myself that I didn't come across this in time to print up before valentine's day: 1d9...
by dead_elvis
13 Feb 2020, 20:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9992
Views: 533691

Re: Petty annoyances

Oh c'mon, this is petty bullshit. Somehow every other site takes my card without making me do this.
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by dead_elvis
13 Feb 2020, 19:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9992
Views: 533691

Re: Petty annoyances

You know what would give me the best experience? Updating your app less frequently.
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by dead_elvis
13 Feb 2020, 14:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7330
Views: 331181

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I wonder what actually got up her bonnet about pumping gas. Cause it is definitely not "safety". The schlubs that work as gas pumpers show the least care possible, pouring gas all down the side of the car, dripping all across the apron, blech. A briefcase full of non-consecutive bills from the loca...
by dead_elvis
11 Feb 2020, 18:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 300
Views: 27479

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I was assuming, coming right after "lives like our parents lived", that he meant that women were too feminist now, and that the guys he knew were horrified by how women nowadays expect to have a career and bodily autonomy and expect men to help with the cleaning and diaper changing and such. And it ...
by dead_elvis
10 Feb 2020, 19:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Living in an Age of Decadence?
Replies: 47
Views: 2450

Re: Living in an Age of Decadence?

The Decadence Of Our Time has been a thing since Oog complained to Ugh about those new-fangled atlatls. Speaking of which “I’ve seen so many young people tantalized by this official fantasy of, you gotta move to one of the five or six big American cities and live a life of autonomy and personal cre...
by dead_elvis
10 Feb 2020, 18:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 300
Views: 27479

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

long-ish Park MacDougald on the Straussians Sometimes I spend enough time hanging out over at BoingBoing that I start to think "hmmm, maybe I *am* actually a conservative?" and then it just takes just two columns in two days (this and the Douthat decadence column) to completely disabuse me of this ...
by dead_elvis
10 Feb 2020, 18:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Living in an Age of Decadence?
Replies: 47
Views: 2450

Re: Living in an Age of Decadence?

I'm as glad as anyone else that things aren't late-60s bad, but that doesn't mean they're good , or that they aren't worse than just a few years ago. I got a stern rebuke from my wife when I was trying to help her mood because she was depressed and anxious from too much facebook. Gave her the "the ...
by dead_elvis
09 Feb 2020, 21:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Living in an Age of Decadence?
Replies: 47
Views: 2450

Re: Living in an Age of Decadence?

But even if you take Douthat's current complaints at face value -- when he said "we are aging, comfortable and stuck, cut off from the past and no longer optimistic about the future, spurning both memory and ambition while we await some saving innovation or revelation, growing old unhappily togethe...
by dead_elvis
09 Feb 2020, 17:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2786
Views: 206568

Re: Video Games!

As part of my re-kindled interest in hockey*, I've taken up NHL '94, as this seems to be the classic one everyone likes akin to Tecmo Bowl for football. I don't understand the love. Feels like 75% of trips down the ice result in a face-off because the idiot AI can't keep my own guys from offsides. I...