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by Ellie
06 May 2021, 01:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3240
Views: 274304

Re: What are you reading?

After literally years of not reading really anything, I have just started "A Failure of Nerve" by ... I forgot. See, this is why I don't read, my brain is mush. (quick Google) Edwin Friedman! That's the guy. Anyway, I'm still on the introduction but it's fascinating me so far. I'm going to sound tot...
by Ellie
05 May 2021, 21:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641431

Re: Orange is the new President

Much like the only thing I know about Chuck Schumer is how we used to have a thread titled "Chuck Schumer's Shittiness is Transcendent," the only thing I know about Bertrand Russell is that Lyndon LaRouche is "that guy who runs for president and hates Bertrand Russell." (I'm sure along the road of l...
by Ellie
05 May 2021, 20:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8394
Views: 641431

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. Als...
by Ellie
05 May 2021, 20:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1736
Views: 136588

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

This is probably a scientifically stupid question, but is there any way after you've been vaccinated to find out if it really "took"? I know the vaccine isn't hundred percent effective, although quite effective, and I got the Johnson & Johnson. I also know that my risk of getting Covid is low and lo...
by Ellie
03 May 2021, 14:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7441
Views: 442252

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I mean that's literally how you sign the number 3 in American Sign Language. Can we at least get the "that's racist!" and "that's ableist!" woke-as-identity people to fight each other over this one and hopefully give the rest of us some peace?
by Ellie
02 May 2021, 13:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3907
Views: 383064

Re: Twitter!

For some reason that reminds me of a project I saw where they interviewed some elder members of the historically-black neighborhood near where I work and made a book out of it -- clearly something that they'd spent a long time putting together before publishing this year. One woman was talking about...
by Ellie
02 May 2021, 11:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6247
Views: 472337

Re: Light laffs

As an Elizabeth of a similar age, I sympathize with her either needing or being assigned a weird nickname to set her apart. I'm kind of jealous of it, although she probably has to spell it 2-3 times anytime she goes somewhere new
by Ellie
29 Apr 2021, 22:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4144
Views: 377367

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

Awwwwwwwwwww!
by Ellie
29 Apr 2021, 22:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3907
Views: 383064

Re: Twitter!

The clapping hands emoji thing is supposed to be read as a clap back! https://youtu.be/mYOCI1Yd7gE Although I think anyone who posts like that looks like a dick because, first of all no way whatever you're saying is actually sassy or clever enough to warrant the extra emphasis, and second of all it'...
by Ellie
27 Apr 2021, 21:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8277
Views: 482548

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

My wife Amanda and our friend Bart couldn't believe I'd never seen Borat , so we put it on the other night. By about 15 minutes in, they'd said, "I think I blocked this part out of my memory" about ten times. I have blocked pretty much all of it except the part where two naked guys wrestle! I remem...
by Ellie
24 Apr 2021, 20:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Tell Me a Joke
Replies: 21
Views: 321

Re: Tell Me a Joke

What's brown and sticky?
A stick.

Do you know why, when geese fly in a V-formation, one leg of the V is longer than the other?
It's because there are more birds flying on that side.

I've learned to cut wood just by looking at it! It's true, I saw it with my own eyes.
by Ellie
20 Apr 2021, 00:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1106
Views: 116175

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Shem wrote: 19 Apr 2021, 20:14 As long as I'm Neil ThirdArmstrong in this and I'm the first man on that moon, I'm cool with it.
Oh man, I never thought about it before, but Apollo missions are a great setup for pornos. Three guys crammed into a tight space together, 70s soundtrack ... I'm into that 🤣
by Ellie
16 Apr 2021, 00:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3907
Views: 383064

Re: Twitter!

The thing that I really like about Twitter is the nuance

by Ellie
14 Apr 2021, 15:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1524
Views: 136748

Re: The Lust to Acquire

I just realized I don't know where I'm going to put mine. I have literally no idea how big it is. Is it like a desktop inkjet printer? A treadmill? A chest freezer? A large boulder the size of a small boulder? Hoo boy. It didn't even occur to me to think about it having, like, physical form or dimen...
by Ellie
14 Apr 2021, 13:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1524
Views: 136748

Re: The Lust to Acquire

I impulse-bought a $155 3D printer. https://www.creality3dofficial.com/products/official-creality-ender-3-3d-printer I have absolutely no idea what I will do with it, but I'm pretty sure if I told '90s teenage me that I turned down the opportunity to have something called a "3D printer" in exchange ...
by Ellie
14 Apr 2021, 13:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6247
Views: 472337

Re: Light laffs

Aresen, is he speaking to you? :lol:
by Ellie
14 Apr 2021, 12:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6247
Views: 472337

Re: Light laffs

by Ellie
13 Apr 2021, 16:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 348
Views: 35979

Re: 400 ppm

High speed rail would be awesome if it meant train rides where you can get high on speed.
by Ellie
12 Apr 2021, 14:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worth a Thousand Lulz
Replies: 868
Views: 101808

Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

I forgot I had saved a screenshot of this and just about died wheezing laughing all over again when I came across it.
by Ellie
10 Apr 2021, 23:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6247
Views: 472337

Re: Light laffs

D.A. Ridgely wrote: 10 Apr 2021, 20:31
Aresen wrote: 10 Apr 2021, 20:10 I know the 'plant trees to memorialize the dead' thing does happen, but I'm not sure if it applies in this case.
It's popular with environmentalists to have a tree planted on top of the dearly departed, but I don't know if its roots are Jewish.
Pun intended?
by Ellie
26 Mar 2021, 23:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2918
Views: 279690

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

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by Ellie
23 Mar 2021, 21:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2918
Views: 279690

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

George Segal, aka Jack Gallo on Just Shoot Me and Pops on The Goldbergs.

Ugh. I liked him. Maybe he was a jackass in real life but he sure seemed like a nice dude.
by Ellie
22 Mar 2021, 11:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12537
Views: 1048137

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I found this post which does give more discussion about the phenomenon: http://corysimon.github.io/articles/berksons-paradox-are-handsome-men-really-jerks/ THANK YOU! I had to read that a few times to get it, but it finally clicked. The tweet thread made no sense to me but I was reading it on an ho...
by Ellie
16 Mar 2021, 20:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Clubhouse / Doghouse
Replies: 30
Views: 858

Re: Clubhouse / Doghouse

I'm already in a room with no expectation of privacy, full of people talking day and night about what they're interested in, it's called "quarantine with four children." hahaha but seriously though, these kids never shut up. I'm pretty sure I never shut up when I was a kid. I'm pretty sure none of y...