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by dead_elvis
04 Jul 2019, 21:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1681
Views: 76459

Re: Inequality

Is it just me or is the whole "ha ha but not really" guillotine meme catching on lately? The other day... was at doctor's office and noticed a magazine called Town and Country. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised something like this exists but it's so tone deaf I'm surprised it's not named Marie-Ant...
by dead_elvis
03 Jul 2019, 12:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7035
Views: 275057

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

My jaw is on the floor. https://www.ny times.com/2019/07/02/nyregion/judge-james-troiano-rape.html The boy filmed himself penetrating her from behind, her torso exposed, her head hanging down, prosecutors said. He later shared the cellphone video among friends, investigators said, and sent a text th...
by dead_elvis
03 Jul 2019, 11:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 256
Views: 23198

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

I was hoping the plan was going to be re-fueling *while driving*, a la in-flight airplane fuel tankers. My other dream is to be able to order McDonalds from the freeway, and have the delivery car drive up alongside, everyone rolls down their windows, and they hand it over at speed, won't need to ex...
by dead_elvis
02 Jul 2019, 16:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2143
Views: 118016

Re: Home $weet Home

Jasper wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 16:20
*Makes a note to never accept lunch's bathtub gin.*
With organically fertilized ingredients!
by dead_elvis
02 Jul 2019, 14:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2143
Views: 118016

Re: Home $weet Home

It gets better- this was originally a 1930s 2bed 1bath; at some point long ago another bedroom and kitchen were added and living room expanded to absorb previous kitchen. Was just informed that when the addition was tacked on the back they put footings... on top of the sewer line. I just have to lau...
by dead_elvis
02 Jul 2019, 09:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2143
Views: 118016

Re: Home $weet Home

Broken sewer pipe right under house. Until we figured out why it wasn’t flushing correctly there was probably a day or two worth of sewage we flushed into the crawl space. Ewww. And ouch.
by dead_elvis
02 Jul 2019, 09:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cool little things
Replies: 1059
Views: 70116

Re: Cool little things

Last night got a perfect view of Saturn including the rings through our puny li’l telescope. Much better view than I thought it was capable of.
by dead_elvis
01 Jul 2019, 11:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 256
Views: 23198

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

I was hoping the plan was going to be re-fueling *while driving*, a la in-flight airplane fuel tankers. My other dream is to be able to order McDonalds from the freeway, and have the delivery car drive up alongside, everyone rolls down their windows, and they hand it over at speed, won't need to exit.
by dead_elvis
30 Jun 2019, 21:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Waco II: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 342
Views: 17568

Re: Waco II: Electric Boogaloo

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by dead_elvis
30 Jun 2019, 20:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 190237

Re: Market Failure!

Ok, I guess I have no idea what's going on with the kids nowadays. My lens is that I was so eager to get work experience and discovered much to my chagrin that after graduation people really didn't care about that nearly as much as high level skill, and that the work experience I was so eager to get...
by dead_elvis
30 Jun 2019, 19:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 190237

Re: Market Failure!

It was a paid internship plus college credit. That's harder to walk away from. Ah my bad about the pay. Maybe I'm just out of touch but I still don't see the college credit as that huge. Like, wouldn't you want to take an actual class instead? You have the rest of your life to work for the man.
by dead_elvis
30 Jun 2019, 17:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 190237

Re: Market Failure!

What could they explain that makes it acceptable? "Hey, you need to sign this, it means you can't work for any other company in a related field for the next x years. And if you don't sign it, you can walk out the door right now (and not get your college credit). I'd would have walked away from that...
by dead_elvis
30 Jun 2019, 14:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5847
Views: 292001

Re: Light laffs

from an Ian Anderson interview : Q: You are a big fan of the late Frank Zappa. Did you know him? A: I never met Frank and, sadly, never got the chance to, because he was in bad shape for the last weeks of his life. I got a message, shortly before he died, saying: “Frank would like you to call him.” ...
by dead_elvis
30 Jun 2019, 12:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2470
Views: 190237

Re: Market Failure!

I'm sympathetic that non-competes are the devil and yet
Ms. Dunne said she was given the agreement on her first day. “I had no idea what I signed, they didn’t explain it to me.”

sigh. Gosh there just couldn't possibly be another solution to this. Nope, never.
by dead_elvis
30 Jun 2019, 02:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 136
Views: 10782

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

I find it simply stunning that the morons in east county re-elected this shitbag. Epitome of the new GOP. Duncan Hunter defends campaign spending on affairs with staffers, lobbyists as ‘overtly political’ outlay They also said that because the alleged relationships were with lobbyists and congressio...
by dead_elvis
29 Jun 2019, 21:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1401
Views: 63355

Re: cars and how they get that way

Sweet! Except for your heresy regarding the NB, as it is obviously fact that the NA is the most attractive evar. Flip up lights or gtfo ;)


And yeah a long road trip would be rough. My back can’t take more than a couple hours in our Miata.
by dead_elvis
29 Jun 2019, 19:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5847
Views: 292001

Re: Light laffs

by dead_elvis
29 Jun 2019, 14:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 346
Views: 13248

Re: Dancing With the Dems

I would put Kamala Harris in jail and smoke a joint in front of her cell and then set the place on fire. Turning away while flicking the end of the joint into a pile of rags, in slo mo while Rage Against the Machine plays. In the movie Rachel is somehow played by Nic Cage. (and for the secret servi...
by dead_elvis
28 Jun 2019, 19:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9811
Views: 445386

Re: Petty annoyances

Just got a visit from a canvaser for Amnesty International. It annoyed me because while I think they do important work, I don't appreciate anybody who comes to the house and basically runs through a laundry list of high pressure sales tactics. As the pitch went on every time I insisted that thank yo...
by dead_elvis
27 Jun 2019, 00:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 557
Views: 37165

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

IIRC, the "no bankruptcy for student loans" law was founded on a lie -- supposedly, there were buttloads of people taking on high debts and then immediately declaring bankruptcy before starting six-figure-salary jobs, except there weren't. Still, one of my high school teachers openly bragged to us ...
by dead_elvis
24 Jun 2019, 14:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1092
Views: 71118

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Our homeowners insurance is through First American Property & Casualty Insurance Group. I get great amusement out of their abbreviated web address which keeps making me think " fap, then a cig"
by dead_elvis
23 Jun 2019, 19:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1681
Views: 76459

Re: Inequality

I find any handwringing about this stuff funny because my biz is highly unionized as well as non-profit (form 990 ftw), so for pretty much my whole life the majority of salaries are known. It's not a big deal and it's pretty healthy- healthier than the secrecy that shrouds the middle, where some neg...
by dead_elvis
23 Jun 2019, 14:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2920
Views: 161878

Re: Twitter!

We had one of these at our last house, and it was not great. It was a two bedroom house and we felt like we couldn't really use that room for guests to stay because of bathroom privacy (my wife is horrified at the thought of people hearing each other poop and pee). It also happened to be the only ba...