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by lunchstealer
20 Feb 2021, 15:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3176
Views: 305909

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

Oh, I'm happy to hear that finally dropped. I'd heard about it a while ago. I was a fan of the PBS show and even read a few of his books afterward becasue of it. The production values are higher, and make for a more enjoyable watch. Can't say the writing or acting is better. I wish I could remember...
by lunchstealer
20 Feb 2021, 15:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2858
Views: 274051

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

I used to listen to him on occasion in the early 90's. Before Clinton won he had a sense of humor. Very partisan humor, sometimes mean spirited, but humor. Lots of songs, sound effects, impersonations, gags, etc. After Clinton won he just ranted. Yeah, '91/'92 he was transgressive. By Jan '93 he wa...
by lunchstealer
20 Feb 2021, 15:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4136
Views: 374441

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

dbcooper wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 20:43
That's right up there with OwlKitty.
by lunchstealer
17 Feb 2021, 12:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280365

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

The state's purported desire to be energy independent of border states and, of course, the federal government, is dumb and actually anti-market FWIW, I'm seeing the claim that their *reason* for being independent was to evade federal regulation. Could that constitute a net-pro-market tradeoff? Doub...
by lunchstealer
15 Feb 2021, 23:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4136
Views: 374441

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

dbcooper wrote: 14 Feb 2021, 09:15 Big storm tonight here, but my big old cat (12 yo, 14 lb) is inside on his favorite chair, and that's all that matters.
We ran out of degrees Fahrenheit for a good chunk of this weekend but a 15+lb Maine floof and an 11lb tuxedocat made it less awful.
by lunchstealer
12 Feb 2021, 16:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107556

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

JasonL wrote: 12 Feb 2021, 09:52 For clarity - athleisure is pajamas in this model.
Ah I consider athleisure to be sweats.
by lunchstealer
12 Feb 2021, 05:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107556

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

My co-worker accused me of being "fancy" today (on Zoom) because I was wearing a cardigan. I always change out of my sweats for a zoom call. I carefully explain that my security software keeps my laptop from recognizing the camera on my external monitor and IT won't fix it for a zoom call. My secur...
by lunchstealer
12 Feb 2021, 05:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2858
Views: 274051

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

Chick Korea. Recently heard a cover of "Spain" on ukulele and am deeply ashamed not to have hated it. It's Corea (probably autospell?) but, yeah, that's sad. Great musician. I own a number of albums, two or three of his and many more where he sat in on piano. Derp at spelling. Not so much autocorre...
by lunchstealer
11 Feb 2021, 17:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107556

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

We can probably safely close (clothes?) this thread down. The battle is over, pajamas won. I've been converted. It was already going anyway but COVID killed more fashion sense than people by a mile. I refuse to wear pajamas out of the house. I mean to take out the trash, sure, as long as it's after...
by lunchstealer
11 Feb 2021, 17:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2858
Views: 274051

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

Chick Korea.

Recently heard a cover of "Spain" on ukulele and am deeply ashamed not to have hated it.
by lunchstealer
09 Feb 2021, 20:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280365

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Pham Nuwen wrote: 08 Feb 2021, 20:51 I feel Colorado has done better than other states. But I dont have any data to back that up.
It's definitely doing well by some metrics.
by lunchstealer
09 Feb 2021, 20:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6186
Views: 466094

Re: Light laffs

That's even better than the guy whose kid had been the last one to use Zoom, and signed into a meeting as something like Captain Fart.
by lunchstealer
07 Feb 2021, 22:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280365

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

It was 54F at 4PM. Insects were out flying about in early February.

Five hours later is is currently 13F. Colorado gon' Colorad.
by lunchstealer
07 Feb 2021, 20:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8368
Views: 636372

Re: Orange is the new President

Your organization has done little for its members, and nothing for me - besides collecting dues and promoting dangerous un-American policies and ideas... You can keep your empty platitude spewing inaugural poet laureate. ? Deep down, Warren still believes "Hillary would've been worse." (I admit she...
by lunchstealer
05 Feb 2021, 17:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2858
Views: 274051

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

Man I thought Plummer had passed sometime in the last few months. I thought he died a few years ago! Not in the general "oh, [elderly celebrity] was still alive? Huh" kind of way but like I have really specific memories of people posting their fond memories of Sound of Music and stuff. Total Mandel...
by lunchstealer
05 Feb 2021, 15:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2858
Views: 274051

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

Man I thought Plummer had passed sometime in the last few months.
by lunchstealer
04 Feb 2021, 19:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: msinaisuhtlaM
Replies: 219
Views: 26246

Re: msinaisuhtlaM

This seems as good a thread for this as any: an argument on whether technological stagnation is real (also at https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/gMszBSAX23uqYhytR/technological-stagnation-why-i-came-around) Honestly, I think a lot of the pro-stagnation arguments boil down to "I expected this thing to ...
by lunchstealer
04 Feb 2021, 00:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3176
Views: 305909

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

I started off saving up some episodes and hoping that mrs lunch would catch up, but she won't and I got busy with stupid crap and so now I'm gonna churn through the full S5 in pretty much one fell swoop.
by lunchstealer
03 Feb 2021, 16:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worth a Thousand Lulz
Replies: 863
Views: 101269

Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Mrs lunch had dental work today, so we ordered Panera so she could have a smoothie. They apparently let their delivery drivers choose a profile pic. I suspect that my driver has a very lively personality and that were we to meet at a party we'd run out of topics of conversation in a max of two minut...
by lunchstealer
31 Jan 2021, 16:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 510
Views: 70279

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

If either of these comes close to Agent Carter I'll be happy. By "comes close to", do you mean right as the writers get the characters and narrative down, and the antagonist they've been teasing for two seasons steps into the main plot, the show gets canceled? Why would that make you happy? Well no...
by lunchstealer
31 Jan 2021, 15:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 510
Views: 70279

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

I really do need to watch those, but I've been working crazy hours again and having finally gotten a DnD game running, we started watching Critical Role to get give mrs lunch some example to help kickstart her first real campaign with a good DM* (she bailed on a campaign years ago because too much n...
by lunchstealer
30 Jan 2021, 20:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RUDY!
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: RUDY!

Jennifer wrote: 30 Jan 2021, 20:34 I missed where he referred to Game of Thrones as a "documentary." My god.
Admittedly I know that was just a really dumb bit of geriatric pseudosarcasm, but that just makes its inclusion the harshest shade in a letter that's already shady enough to cause three years of crop failure.
by lunchstealer
30 Jan 2021, 18:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 388
Views: 60978

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Warren wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 12:11
JD wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 11:10 Musk is basically a 4chan shitposter with a billion dollars.
I like his rockets.
I'm that way with government, too.
by lunchstealer
30 Jan 2021, 18:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7420
Views: 438493

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Representative Ro Khanna takes a bold stance against Snidely Whiplash. "We need more regulation and equality in the markets. Instead of investing in future technologies to help America win the 21st Century, Wall Street poured billions into shorting this stock to crush this company and put workers o...
by lunchstealer
30 Jan 2021, 18:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 457
Views: 37540

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

thoreau wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 15:19 The solution to Jewish space lasers is Arab space sprinklers. I live in wildfire country and we need rain.
TBF you need to be setting controlled fires every single time there's a strong chance of rain in the forecast. Or just every two weeks forever.