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by thoreau
15 Oct 2020, 11:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3622
Views: 318900

Re: Twitter!

Nicole, I figured you might have something to say about this.

Also, I like the pronouns in her bio.
by thoreau
14 Oct 2020, 12:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 718
Views: 41013

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

That reminds me, I saw an article the other day (can't find it right now) about an experiment in Canada reporting positive results from just giving cash to homeless people. Some of the air was let out of the triumphalism by their admission that the experiment was limited to people who had only very...
by thoreau
13 Oct 2020, 16:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3622
Views: 318900

Re: Twitter!

Gunshot wound, COVID, and divorce? Lemme guess, three grandmothers also died?

Methinks the veal are running the farm.

Seriously, though, the "Unlike my wife, I expect you to not cheat" line is just priceless.
by thoreau
13 Oct 2020, 12:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8150
Views: 427912

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Well, it isn't 30 year-olds making the final call on whether to fire someone or cancel an ad campaign or whatever. People old enough to think SNL is culturally significant are making those decisions. The person who caves in to the millennials and fires a white chef for making "ethnic" food has gener...
by thoreau
12 Oct 2020, 02:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8150
Views: 427912

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Bill Burr's SNL monologue gives me hope. Gen X funny people apparently give one tenth of one shit what some fucking Millennials and Zoomers say on Twitter. Wokeness is fucking over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1xgXJ5_Q34
by thoreau
11 Oct 2020, 11:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8098
Views: 539815

Re: Orange is the new President

Nothing we don't already know on some level, but this article lays out how anyone who wants influence with Trump spends money at his businesses.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... swamp.html
by thoreau
10 Oct 2020, 12:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8098
Views: 539815

Re: Orange is the new President

He's apparently going to do a balcony speech today, because he wants a Mussolini LARP.

Here's hoping that everyone in the crowd comes down with covid-19 and qualifies to vote in Chicago.
by thoreau
10 Oct 2020, 11:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1134
Views: 110467

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

https://claireberlinski.substack.com/p/ ... ource=copy

Claire Berlinski tackles the "What next?" question. She is not hopeful.
by thoreau
09 Oct 2020, 23:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 436
Views: 63615

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

I just hope the cat knew well enough to not eat the venom glands.
by thoreau
09 Oct 2020, 15:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 436
Views: 63615

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

A fight between a bobcat and a rattlesnake in the nearby mountains, captured on camera:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNKOr01VRL8
by thoreau
09 Oct 2020, 10:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Hello, Newman.
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Hello, Newman.

by thoreau
08 Oct 2020, 19:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1134
Views: 110467

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Not to defend those plotters, but I think we'll eventually learn that they're like the Al-Sofa militants that the FBI was big on coaxing off the couch 10 years ago: Losers who were talking big and then an FBI agent came along and leaned on them to "do" something. My favorite is the one where a wanna...
by thoreau
08 Oct 2020, 17:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8098
Views: 539815

Re: Orange is the new President

BTW, Pence is also a 61 year-old man with a stressful job that involves contact with lots of people, and a boss who strongly discourages anyone from taking basic health precautions. COVID-19 is of course a strong possibility (he works in a viral hot spot) but there are also other things that could e...
by thoreau
08 Oct 2020, 17:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8098
Views: 539815

Re: Orange is the new President

"Pink eye" is a lay term for a wide range of conditions resulting in inflammation, redness, and tearing in one or both eyes. I spent two years of my mid-20's with what my doctor called "chronic inflammatory conjunctivitis" that started as a viral infection. (Not a member of the corona virus family, ...
by thoreau
08 Oct 2020, 02:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8098
Views: 539815

Re: Orange is the new President

What the hell is wrong with his right eye? Did he fall down and hit his face on something, or is it a side effect of the various drugs he's on? Conjunctivitis is a symptom of Covid. It's why I'm pretty sure Pence will come out as Covid positive in the next few days. He's good at hiding embarrassing...
by thoreau
07 Oct 2020, 23:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8098
Views: 539815

Re: Orange is the new President

by thoreau
07 Oct 2020, 23:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 527
Views: 58906

Re: Guns and Whatnot.

More people have been killed by hydroxychloroquine than by that gun.
by thoreau
07 Oct 2020, 20:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8098
Views: 539815

Re: Orange is the new President

Not sure how accurate or reliable this is, but here [youtube][/youtube]is an outline of the typical progress of COVID-19 It's common for coronavirus cases to wax and wane. But many patients take a turn for the worse around day 10 of symptoms. I would love it if he collapsed on stage during a debate...
by thoreau
06 Oct 2020, 19:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 858
Views: 74169

Re: Random covid-19 observations

COVID-19 is finally doing something useful.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white- ... s-n1242358
by thoreau
06 Oct 2020, 18:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 858
Views: 74169

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Let's just ask the most important question: Does he meet the diagnostic criteria for brain death?
by thoreau
06 Oct 2020, 18:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The libertarian case for Biden
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: The libertarian case for Biden

Well, mostly sure.

But I don't really want an international incident over an attack on an ambassador.

Now, if Trump were made ambassador to North Korea, I think I could live with that.

(Yes, I know, we don't have an embassy there. But does anyone think he knows that?)
by thoreau
06 Oct 2020, 17:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The libertarian case for Biden
Replies: 14
Views: 722

Re: The libertarian case for Biden

He'd give her Novichok as soon as she arrived. We don't need that drama.
by thoreau
06 Oct 2020, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 587
Views: 87633

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds


https://youtu.be/uZlsyy3u3tg


This guy's Trump impersonations are amazing.
by thoreau
05 Oct 2020, 18:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8098
Views: 539815

Re: Orange is the new President

I agree that they should. OTOH, if a leader wants his guardians to be better than mere civil service lifers then he has to keep up his end of the bargain. Otherwise they will rationally trade valiant idealism for bureaucratic lifer status. And maybe at some point they figure "Fuck it, this guy won't...
by thoreau
05 Oct 2020, 18:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8098
Views: 539815

Re: Orange is the new President

But this far into it, where deranged Trump cultists are literally the only ones who still pretend Trump is a normal [let alone good] POTUS -- a career SS guy who stands his ground and ends up being transferred to whatever is the SS equivalent of a Navy guy assigned to guard the coastal batteries of...