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by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 19:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Legal Eagle Question
Replies: 162
Views: 26853

Re: Legal Eagle Question

There's a Right of Publicity, an area of civil law about which I'm only dimly familiar, not being an entertainment lawyer. But unless I'm very much mistaken, his prior and continued association with the Republican Party pretty much kills that racehorse at the gate. He can, of course, sue for misrepr...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 19:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1418
Views: 160146

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Most Star Trek movies, like most Star Wars movies, suck. For that matter, half or more of the episodes of Star Trek:TOS sucked. They were just good in their time compared to, well, to nothing at all. Same with the first Star Wars movie or, as I like to call it, Star Wars. I mean, geez, most of them ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 12:52
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Kentucky Bill Would Make Insulting a Cop a Crime
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Kentucky Bill Would Make Insulting a Cop a Crime

The ACLU will contrive a test case almost immediately. Until it turns out that the cop suffered emotional distress, at which point young staffers will stage a walkout and demand a safe space for the cop. (OK, not really, but still. The ACLU is not what it once was.) It's still what it once was when...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 12:00
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Kentucky Bill Would Make Insulting a Cop a Crime
Replies: 8
Views: 113

Re: Kentucky Bill Would Make Insulting a Cop a Crime

So the rap will be beaten, but not the ride. Assuming they survive. If the person lobbing insults subsequently made a furtive gesture that was not apparent from the angle of the cop's body cam, well, somebody is going on paid leave. The ACLU will contrive a test case almost immediately. Also, unles...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 11:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!
Replies: 23
Views: 474

Re: That's a lot of money for a damned Turing Machine!

Update: (1) Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard (2) AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (3) Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (4) Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (5) G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) D...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 11:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1064
Views: 113430

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Kolohe wrote: Yesterday, 10:37 Participation trophy critiques are overrated, but this certainly has an aspect of ‘oh, we want everyone to be top priority’
I'm not quite awake yet, so I read that as "Participation trophies are overrated." I need coffee.
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Mar 2021, 14:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 444
Views: 73831

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

nicole wrote: 06 Mar 2021, 07:29 Crazy

So basically, The Blob was just ahead of its time.

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by D.A. Ridgely
06 Mar 2021, 00:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The New Grylliader Welcome Wagon
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Re: The New Grylliader Welcome Wagon

*shrug* I haven't seen the entire Cage oeuvre, but aside from Leaving Las Vegas, for which he deservedly won Best Actor, I've never seen anything he's done that impressed me. I've thought he was okay in a few films, but I think he has a Shatneresque tendency to chew the scenery.
by D.A. Ridgely
05 Mar 2021, 20:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1463
Views: 196877

Re: Music for the Masses

And to think that people accuse CPAC of being tone deaf to the needs of the masses!

by D.A. Ridgely
05 Mar 2021, 17:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The New Grylliader Welcome Wagon
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Re: The New Grylliader Welcome Wagon

Professor Professorson wrote: 05 Mar 2021, 17:23
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 05 Mar 2021, 17:03 Cage good when dying of alcoholism; Cage otherwise bad.
Um...Valley Girl? Vampire's Kiss? If you think "not the bees!!!" is crazy, watch Vampire's Kiss.
I have a feeling you're going to get along with D.B. Cooper and dhex just fine.
by D.A. Ridgely
05 Mar 2021, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The New Grylliader Welcome Wagon
Replies: 32
Views: 490

Re: The New Grylliader Welcome Wagon

Professor Professorson wrote: 05 Mar 2021, 16:09
thoreau wrote: 05 Mar 2021, 16:04 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.
by D.A. Ridgely
03 Mar 2021, 11:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 293
Views: 37507

Re: PS 411

Yes, I was making a lame joke. People are typically at their very worst in the immediate aftermath of the death of a close family member or friend and clergy and I'm sure funeral parlor workers usually have both horror stories and hilarious stories about the antics of some of the survivors. I have ...
by D.A. Ridgely
03 Mar 2021, 10:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 293
Views: 37507

Re: PS 411

Entire California school board resigns after caught mocking parents over school reopenings I do want to snicker at them just for the way they got caught, but honestly, if you've ever known any teachers, you'd know they complain about parents a lot. And I would say they're probably justified too. Is...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Mar 2021, 21:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 293
Views: 37507

Re: PS 411

Entire California school board resigns after caught mocking parents over school reopenings I do want to snicker at them just for the way they got caught, but honestly, if you've ever known any teachers, you'd know they complain about parents a lot. And I would say they're probably justified too. Is...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Mar 2021, 19:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 70060

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

A GOP lawyer openly admits before the SCOTUS that the purpose of the various voting-restriction laws is to help Republicans, because they can't beat Democrats in a fair election: Asked what the Republican Party's investment in the case, GOP lawyer Michael Carvin suggested that a change in the statu...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Mar 2021, 15:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8233
Views: 477938

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

Saw Rapture-Palooza , which had the potential to be absolutely great, and there were some funny (IMO) parts to it, but for the most part they completely squandered the premise. The narrator and main character is a teenage girl named Lindsey, who was out bowling with her boyfriend Ben when the raptu...
by D.A. Ridgely
01 Mar 2021, 19:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 586
Views: 70060

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

There won't be any Trump dynasty. Whatever comes next may be better, it may be worse, but it won't be that.
by D.A. Ridgely
01 Mar 2021, 13:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 618
Views: 104408

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

lunchstealer wrote: 01 Mar 2021, 03:24 Also is there anything more German than being excited about checklists?
Other than invading Poland?
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Feb 2021, 18:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 439709

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Honestly, on reflection, if the net effect of such a law was that a department store simply stopped separating boys' and girls' clothing into two different store locations and stopped identifying clothing items as specifically for boys or girls, I don't see the big deal. That's not to say I think t...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Feb 2021, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 439709

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Honestly, on reflection, if the net effect of such a law was that a department store simply stopped separating boys' and girls' clothing into two different store locations and stopped identifying clothing items as specifically for boys or girls, I don't see the big deal. That's not to say I think t...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Feb 2021, 16:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4528
Views: 323549

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

once you've decided your song is in the key of D, it would be damned near impossible to write it without those four chords or at least the three major chords. (Okay, maybe I-V if you're punk.) "One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." -- Lou Reed There are ac...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Feb 2021, 13:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 439709

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Honestly, on reflection, if the net effect of such a law was that a department store simply stopped separating boys' and girls' clothing into two different store locations and stopped identifying clothing items as specifically for boys or girls, I don't see the big deal. That's not to say I think th...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Feb 2021, 23:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4528
Views: 323549

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

I'm probably missing something here but basically Pachelbel's Canon in D is the following chord progression: D A Bm F#m G D G A D, the chords in the key of D are D, E min, F# min, G, A, B min and C# dim and the chord progressions in, well, everything in D major are D G A variations, plus on the gui...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Feb 2021, 20:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4528
Views: 323549

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

I'm probably missing something here but basically Pachelbel's Canon in D is the following chord progression: D A Bm F#m G D G A D, the chords in the key of D are D, E min, F# min, G, A, B min and C# dim and the chord progressions in, well, everything in D major are D G A variations, plus on the guit...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Feb 2021, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 439709

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

thoreau wrote: 26 Feb 2021, 13:50
Hugh Akston wrote: 26 Feb 2021, 13:44 Is there any problem that California can't solve with legislation?
Some problems require citizens' initiatives.
Unfortunately, the citizens in question are Californians.