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by lshap
Yesterday, 14:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641263

Re: Orange is the new President

dhex wrote: ↑Yesterday, 13:22 yeah my bookshelf at face value would make people moonwalk out of there...lotta mishima, evola, burroughs, and mesoamerican warfare.

and that's before you get to the record collection, which indexes pretty high for sodomy and antinomianism.
Ha!
Good point of reference.
by lshap
Yesterday, 12:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641263

Re: Orange is the new President

You should never penalize people for the books they read/own. Plenty of people have read Mein Kampf without agreeing with it. It's possible that they want to understand the Trump phenomenon from the perspective of Kool-Aiders, in which case they are people you should very much want to befriend. If ...
by lshap
Yesterday, 12:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641263

Re: Orange is the new President

Warren wrote: ↑Yesterday, 10:51
lshap wrote: ↑Yesterday, 08:16 And yes, it matters to me.
And there's your problem.
You should sever relations with them.
For their sake.
:roll:
by lshap
Yesterday, 12:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641263

Re: Orange is the new President

If you absolutely don't want to be friends with anyone who won't consistently say only bad things about Trump, then they're probably not the friends for you. It's up to you, I'm not trying to judge (really). It's possible that one or both of them voted for Trump at least once. It's also possible th...
by lshap
Yesterday, 08:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641263

Re: Orange is the new President

Looking for opinions: We have new neighbors from the DC area (Loudon). We like them, have hung out a few times, touched on politics a little bit. We expressed our extreme dislike of Trump. They didn't disagree, nor did they jump in to add anything. We went to their house for the first time. They're ...
by lshap
Yesterday, 08:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10192
Views: 716676

Re: Petty annoyances

We complained to the landlord about some damage to our tub, so he arranged for somebody to come reglaze it. They did, not surprisingly, a quick and sloppy job, because our landlord is a cheap bastard. I'm annoyed because now our place is stunk up with fumes and we can't use the tub for a day, for a...
by lshap
02 May 2021, 08:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10192
Views: 716676

Re: Petty annoyances

I ordered the carafe. But of course it's not here yet, so I woke up again wanting coffee and nit having any. 🀬

Back to 7/11 I go!

Edit: cold brew sounds like a good option, except that it involves planning ahead.
by lshap
01 May 2021, 04:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10192
Views: 716676

Re: Petty annoyances

Up at 4:30 so ...coffee? Fill coffee grounds. Go to sink to fill carafe. Smash! Wait, smash? What smash? Dammit, that's the carafe broken. Amazon, save me! Replacement carafe: $21. Replacement coffee maker with carafe: $25. Save the earth by paying for my clumsiness, rather than creating more trash,...
by lshap
29 Apr 2021, 16:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3904
Views: 382810

Re: Twitter!

https://twitter.com/DrilllKnight/status/1387200083083599877 My first thought was, "Given the underwhelming tepidness of what you people turn out to mean by ''abolish police', what silly minor shit do you think that would constitute, and how would it help you?" My second was...hat does that use of t...
by lshap
28 Apr 2021, 14:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166291

Re: Star Trek Wankery

I just realized this is Star Wars, not Star Trek. I heard shields and thrusters, not fighter. Lol
by lshap
27 Apr 2021, 18:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1518
Views: 166291

Re: Star Trek Wankery

ICYMI

by lshap
27 Apr 2021, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4604
Views: 327652

Re: When journalism goes bad

I've said it before but if they want to get through to old white people, the protesters have to wear collared shirts, khakis, and socks with sandals while waving American flags. If the police are shown fucking up people that look like them then old white people flip out. This describes every white ...
by lshap
26 Apr 2021, 21:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 469

Re: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.

Related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpNuh-J5IgE Especially interesting since something like "We walked them." or "They walked." was supposedly given as an explanation of how they moved the statues by Easter Island natives at the time of first contact with Europeans. Now that is very cool. So w...
by lshap
26 Apr 2021, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 469

Re: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.

To go back to the original post and the topic of "ancient tech", one of the things I studied in college was flint-knapping, as part of a "prehistoric technology" class. And one of the things that people have realized, in the process of rediscovering this technology, is just how much skill can be in...
by lshap
26 Apr 2021, 13:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 208
Views: 40415

Re: Familiar spirits

thoreau wrote: ↑25 Apr 2021, 13:50 Yesterday our dog saw someone cradling a puppy in her arms. He got so excited it was hard to tear him away.
They're such angels! For instance, yesterday my pup ate my good sunglasses as a appetizer, had his sister's poop for his meal, and a dessert of baseboards. πŸ˜‚
by lshap
26 Apr 2021, 13:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 469

Re: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.

So one thing I wanted to share here is the Leakey Foundation podcasts. Most are very very good and contain interviews with current researchers uncovering hominid finds. A few are historical but worth a listen. My favorites: Historical- Margaret Mead Carl Sagan Current- Neanderthals Skin The Cave Pun...
by lshap
26 Apr 2021, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Tell Me a Joke
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: Tell Me a Joke

My final joke: Little Red Riding enters the forest with her basket, on her way to visit sick grandma. A wolf appears! He says, "Little Red Riding Hood, you had better run! If I catch you, I'm going to Pull your little red cap off, Pull your little red dress up, and Screw your little red socks off! S...
by lshap
26 Apr 2021, 13:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1101
Views: 115990

Re: Random covid-19 observations

JD wrote: ↑26 Apr 2021, 12:46 Congratulations to Jeff! And it just occurred to me that today is my freedom day too!
Congrats to you* and Jeff, then! I just got shot #2, so nearly there as well.

*Edit
by lshap
25 Apr 2021, 00:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Tell Me a Joke
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: Tell Me a Joke

As opposed to Evil Kanevil (no idea on spelling, and too lazy to look it up.) Yeah. Not a great joke, just one of the few I remember. Also pretty fuckin racist. When i first heard it as a kid, I think that was what struck me, and why I remember it. In modern days, I prefer to mentally normalize it ...
by lshap
24 Apr 2021, 18:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Tell Me a Joke
Replies: 21
Views: 318

Re: Tell Me a Joke

Number 6 wrote: ↑24 Apr 2021, 14:10 As opposed to Evil Kanevil (no idea on spelling, and too lazy to look it up.)
Yeah. Not a great joke, just one of the few I remember.
by lshap
24 Apr 2021, 12:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2232
Views: 222754

Re: Home $weet Home

Anyone else having trouble getting contractors and building supplies? Around here, wood has gone through the roof (heh) and contractors won't even bid. I blame the northerners moving here (like we did) because of the pandemic. It's a bit annoying, but I guess we can wait to have minor things done. ...
by lshap
24 Apr 2021, 08:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2232
Views: 222754

Re: Home $weet Home

Anyone else having trouble getting contractors and building supplies? Around here, wood has gone through the roof (heh) and contractors won't even bid. I blame the northerners moving here (like we did) because of the pandemic. It's a bit annoying, but I guess we can wait to have minor things done. I...
by lshap
24 Apr 2021, 08:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 469

Re: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.

I remember reading about that steam engine. This is the type of thing I find fascinating. How many other inventions were made before their time, lost, and reinvented? The general conclusion of my own research on these topics is that all of these things keep getting pushed farther back in history as ...
by lshap
24 Apr 2021, 07:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 469

Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.

One of my favorite pet hobbies these days is various cryptic historical topics. Primarily human origins and evolution but also lost cities, weird ancient tech like the antikythera machine (sp?) and JD's little bronze balls (heh), and Voynich manuscript and the like. It seems I'm not alone in having ...