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by Eric the .5b
13 May 2021, 23:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137120

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

A lot of it depends on when the vaccine is approved for small children. Between worried parents and risk-averse teachers' unions, until young kids are vaccinated I think many k-12 schools will require masks. Looking around today at everyone roasting Fauci for having said people should wear masks fo...
by Eric the .5b
12 May 2021, 14:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: John Hannah, J sub D
Replies: 200
Views: 20716

Re: John Hannah, J sub D

Ellie wrote: 12 May 2021, 12:44I think so often about how he was homeless and none of us knew it. And I feel bad that I didn't know but then I also think he probably didn't want us to know so he'd be glad I was so clueless so I feel a little better, but not really.
I've had the same thoughts a few times over the years.
by Eric the .5b
11 May 2021, 19:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4545
Views: 328601

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

The "OMG, Trump invented lying" lady is this journo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgm3_jzcNm4 The producers told her to paddle in the shallow water, but even after being a laughingstock for five hot minutes and later admitting that yeah, she was totally scraping the bottom with her oar, there, sh...
by Eric the .5b
10 May 2021, 10:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

I think Trump internalized early that shame is for marks and that if you show no shame at any point, enough people will fall for your bullshit for you to get ahead.

We're probably lucky he was too lazy for a life in politics.
by Eric the .5b
10 May 2021, 10:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

That's fair. At some point Holmes seemed to actually know that she was selling snake oil. I think Trump actually believes that his properties are amazing and he does the best deals and it's the fault of other people that it didn't all work out as amazingly as it should have. Nah. The difference is ...
by Eric the .5b
10 May 2021, 04:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3244
Views: 276492

Re: What are you reading?

I concur on all points about the Paperlight, though I don't have the most recent version.
by Eric the .5b
10 May 2021, 04:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

That's fair. At some point Holmes seemed to actually know that she was selling snake oil. I think Trump actually believes that his properties are amazing and he does the best deals and it's the fault of other people that it didn't all work out as amazingly as it should have. Nah. The difference is ...
by Eric the .5b
09 May 2021, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

thoreau wrote: 09 May 2021, 17:21
Eric the .5b wrote: 09 May 2021, 17:13 (I find Musk weird, silly, and unserious in many ways, but you put him up against DJT and it's trivial to find ways he's better.)
Musk:Trump::Gen X:Boomers
I dunno, I think Trump would be closer to Elizabeth Holmes with a better ending (for her).
by Eric the .5b
09 May 2021, 18:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Aresen wrote: 09 May 2021, 18:15
thoreau wrote: 09 May 2021, 17:21
Eric the .5b wrote: 09 May 2021, 17:13 (I find Musk weird, silly, and unserious in many ways, but you put him up against DJT and it's trivial to find ways he's better.)
Musk:Trump::Gen X:Boomers
I definitely feel attacked.
You're a Boomer?
by Eric the .5b
09 May 2021, 17:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

thoreau wrote: 09 May 2021, 17:03
Shem wrote: 09 May 2021, 16:30 Elon Musk is Gen-X's answer to Donald Trump.
Yes, but ours isn't eligible for the Presidency.
One of his many superior features.

(I find Musk weird, silly, and unserious in many ways, but you put him up against DJT and it's trivial to find ways he's better.)
by Eric the .5b
09 May 2021, 16:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Shem wrote: 09 May 2021, 16:30 Elon Musk is Gen-X's answer to Donald Trump.
I'll take him over the orange Boomer edtion.
by Eric the .5b
09 May 2021, 14:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

And now he's hosting SNL. I'm not watching that because it's Musk and SNL, but I'm still trying to figure out why the more batshit Musk haters were so horrified that he was getting "a platform". You know, the guy with a zillion Twitter followers who has a car company and sends things to space might...
by Eric the .5b
08 May 2021, 23:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 419
Views: 62313

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

And now he's hosting SNL. I'm not watching that because it's Musk and SNL, but I'm still trying to figure out why the more batshit Musk haters were so horrified that he was getting "a platform". You know, the guy with a zillion Twitter followers who has a car company and sends things to space might....
by Eric the .5b
08 May 2021, 11:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2920
Views: 281271

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

Tawny Kitaen, at just 59.
by Eric the .5b
08 May 2021, 11:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3920
Views: 385894

Re: Twitter!

I saw the Taylor Swift 'challenge' on Twitter and considered posting "Think of a number greater than 3. That's right, you can't." Consider that shit stolen. It describes a whole genre of tweets that, 99% of the time, are about Taylor Swift. The replies to the original tweet are basically blowing up...
by Eric the .5b
07 May 2021, 17:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137120

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

Aresen wrote: 06 May 2021, 23:34 4) Mask wearing and getting vaccinated will be a form of virtue signalling. Not wearing masks and refusing vaccinations will be the mirror-image way of virtue signalling.
Not being a goddamned idiot could be seen as virtue signaling, I suppose.

The latter term is "vice signaling".
by Eric the .5b
07 May 2021, 17:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137120

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

Then I at least need clearer definition of what this "new normal" we're permanently stuck with is, especially given we're not all even in the same situation, now. People talk about kids not possibly going to school this September, but my niece and nephews have been going since last September. I am r...
by Eric the .5b
06 May 2021, 18:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137120

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

New Study Estimates More Than 900,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In U.S. Eh, Team Red will deem it all fake news and the internet crew of "I did my own research" idiots will explain that there are no excess deaths, just panicky doctors labelling every death COVID, which is why morgues from NYC to...
by Eric the .5b
06 May 2021, 17:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137120

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

I'm skeptical, absent another big spike in infections and deaths, that any significant number of people are going to be quarantine/mask-crazy this fall. As good an idea as it is, I doubt any significant number of people in the US will wear masks the next two flu seasons.
by Eric the .5b
06 May 2021, 15:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53877

Re: Infrastructure

There's no way that new rail lines go directly to "the city center" in places like NY or LA. Oh, definitely not. I'm just noting that the wiki article isn't saying that most high speed rail that already exists stops well outside of cities, but just that line. I believe the situation is different in...
by Eric the .5b
06 May 2021, 12:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Infrastructure
Replies: 725
Views: 53877

Re: Infrastructure

I think they mean that particular railway in that case.
by Eric the .5b
06 May 2021, 12:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3244
Views: 276492

Re: What are you reading?

I finished The Three-Body Problem the other day and really loved the whole thing. My one plot gripe is gur Gevfbynenaf' grpuabybtl frrzf fb nqinaprq gung vg'f uneq gb haqrefgnaq jul gurl jbhyq arrq gb vainqr Rnegu. Since we got proper spoilers in the last update, I can try them out! That and that's...
by Eric the .5b
05 May 2021, 19:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3244
Views: 276492

Re: What are you reading?

I liked what Stephenson I've read, but I enjoyed his rambling exposition. I can't imagine wanting to read his stuff otherwise, because there sure wasn't great plotting, sparkling dialogue, etc. in there.
by Eric the .5b
05 May 2021, 19:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137120

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

Why restate the srgument you supposedly aren't making? I forgot you have a Pepe Silvia board you use to figure out what I'm really saying. Eh, feel free to get arch. My take is that rank public stupidity wasn't invented in 2016 or by Americans. There were mask refusers during the Spanish Flu, and t...
by Eric the .5b
05 May 2021, 17:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1752
Views: 137120

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

Why restate the srgument you supposedly aren't making?