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by Number 6
05 Mar 2021, 21:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The New Grylliader Welcome Wagon
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Re: The New Grylliader Welcome Wagon

How did you fare in the Greendale paintball wars, good professor? I missed them, I was working on my "Nicholas Cage, Good or Bad?" course at the time. I still don't know the answer to that, because there is no answer. Cage good when dying of alcoholism; Cage otherwise bad. I refute you thusly: Joe.
by Number 6
02 Mar 2021, 19:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 70060

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

It's like no one listens to Living Colour anymore. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Cult of Personality (which also inspired one of my better mondegreens: the very first time I ever heard that song, on the radio, I was caught by the guitar riff ... and genuinely shocked when the guy apparently started singing "I'm a fuck...
by Number 6
02 Mar 2021, 12:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 70060

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

It's like no one listens to Living Colour anymore.
by Number 6
14 Feb 2021, 11:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107592

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

So, the German muckity-mucks wore steampunk helmets. Interesting.
by Number 6
14 Feb 2021, 11:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 530252

Re: Observations of the Random sort

In the nuclear era, the CiC role, specifically, the ability to launch a quick strike, is one of the key responsibilities of POTUS. How would that work in this system?
by Number 6
30 Jan 2021, 19:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RUDY!
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: RUDY!

Holy hell. That's brilliant.
by Number 6
30 Jan 2021, 13:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4528
Views: 323549

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Pham Nuwen wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 18:46
Number 6 wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 16:40
Pham Nuwen wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 16:05 Apparently you can aspirate a tooth. No fucking joke.
Tell me you got to watch the bronchoscopy.
I was holding the bronchoscope.
Noice. Did they use the grabbers to pull it out? Also, what kind of symptoms did the patient have? Stridor? Crackles?
by Number 6
29 Jan 2021, 16:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4528
Views: 323549

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Pham Nuwen wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 16:05 Apparently you can aspirate a tooth. No fucking joke.
Tell me you got to watch the bronchoscopy.
by Number 6
27 Jan 2021, 14:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 70060

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

So let's say the Republican Party for whatever reason abandons or is abandoned by Trump in 2024. What does the gryll-mind think are the chances he'd take the path of least resistance and get the Libertarian Party nomination? Almost zero. If somehow he did, the resulting party world do a major rebra...
by Number 6
27 Jan 2021, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 182
Views: 4958

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

I just watched one of the capitol rioters exit a federal courthouse. Ya'll!!! She leaped three steps and took off at a sprint! IN FUCKING HEELS!!! She was just a distant figure in a matter of seconds. Like goddamn. All I could think of was that episode of Boondocks where grandad is dating a prostit...
by Number 6
26 Jan 2021, 20:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 951
Views: 88560

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

Hey, if it makes an idiot babble, maybe it has promise. Haven't followed the whole discussion obviously, but I agree with you about private prisons needing to go. "Orange is the New Black" illustrated it pretty well... - a for-profit industry has motives that go against the public interest of corre...
by Number 6
25 Jan 2021, 13:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3763
Views: 374463

Re: Twitter!

Pham Nuwen wrote: 22 Jan 2021, 16:09
thoreau wrote: 22 Jan 2021, 11:05
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theoni ... 569379/amp
I can only guess that the quoted guardsman is new to the military.
by Number 6
25 Jan 2021, 10:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5453

Re: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019

You know, I don't ask for much. I knew neither of my teams (Seattle and Minnesota) were going to make a deep run. I just wanted *one* thing. Just one fucking thing. Not even shooting for the moon or nuthin', I just wanted Tom Brady to not be in the super bowl. AAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHH Our guys will do...
by Number 6
19 Jan 2021, 21:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3180
Views: 306758

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Queens Gambit
by Number 6
15 Jan 2021, 19:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 51
Views: 794

Re: Lost sheep returned

lshap wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 00:41
Number 6 wrote: 14 Jan 2021, 21:31 Welcome back, Linguist. Damn good to see you.
Oh man. Number 6! I liked you a lot. Looking forward to reading the more recent thoughts.
Thank you, and likewise.
by Number 6
14 Jan 2021, 21:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 51
Views: 794

Re: Lost sheep returned

Welcome back, Linguist. Damn good to see you.
by Number 6
14 Jan 2021, 12:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3212
Views: 270274

Re: What are you reading?

I started The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin last night. Pretty good so far; I will definitely say she is a punchy, impactful writer. Having read two things by her now, one thing that really stands out is her habit of using the second person in her writing (although I will certainly admit that could be...
by Number 6
11 Jan 2021, 16:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design
Replies: 126
Views: 18189

Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

What am I missing?
by Number 6
08 Jan 2021, 21:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1563
Views: 130922

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

I have made the comment repeatedly that my profession and those who work alongside of us arent academically inclined as a group. This group is composed of nurses and techs of all kinds. The observation is rarely received well. Of course they’re academically inclined. They once memorized a bunch of ...
by Number 6
08 Jan 2021, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1563
Views: 130922

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

Part of the issue, I think, is that the lower levels of medical education (sub-MD and BSN, and perhaps, sub-RN) are very much technical school based. Those who can memorize and regurgitate do just fine, but end up coming away with little, if any, scientific understanding. This is especially true amo...
by Number 6
07 Jan 2021, 20:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2667

Re: 2020 Status Check

We don’t have enough tests (still). Because so much transmission is by asymptomatic or presymptomatic people, the only way to make that work would be with very, very widespread testing repeated frequently.
by Number 6
06 Jan 2021, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1815
Views: 164354

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

On one level you guys are of course right. On another level, we're talking about something that will go down in history books, and I can't fault someone in the military for hesitating before committing troops. In the end, they did agree to send troops (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics...
by Number 6
06 Jan 2021, 16:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1815
Views: 164354

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Plus, apparently the DOD said "nah, we don't think so." to both the Capitol and DC asking for the National Guard to be deployed. How is that not part of a coup? (TV is the source of the Capitol information) https://twitter.com/radleybalko/status/1346910572122492935 I might be missing something, but...
by Number 6
03 Jan 2021, 11:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1492
Views: 104039

Re: Setec Astronomy

This could admittedly go in a whole bunch of threads. I got home yesterday and discovered I'd received something in the mail, which I was not expecting, and the return address was "Ingram Micro CFS", which didn't provide a clue. Opening it, I discovered a Google Nest Mini with a note saying "Happy ...
by Number 6
03 Jan 2021, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8368
Views: 636797

Re: Orange is the new President

There's nothing new there. Trump and his maga minions have been insisting that this thing is really just the flu since the beginning. And when the numbers indicated something else, then they pretend the numbers are fake. Now, they're doing it the other way, pretending that a few scattered cases of a...