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by Jasper
26 Apr 2021, 10:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 469

Re: Human Origins, Historical Oddities, Evolution Etc.

Not a 'lost' invention, but one that fell out of use in Europe: Aqueducts. The Romans built aqueducts everywhere, but they fell out of use in Western Europe after the 5th Century CE. The primary reason seems to be that they require a large organization to build and are very easy for attacking armie...
by Jasper
26 Apr 2021, 10:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8276
Views: 482091

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

Swedish sci-fi flick Aniara plays with the story line of a disaster aboard a colony ship making a routine run between Earth and Mars, and how it affects the crew and passengers. Being Swedish, it isn't afraid to ignore the Hollywood pacing and ending in favor of something a little more bleak. I'm st...
by Jasper
22 Apr 2021, 15:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1765
Views: 154613

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

Oh, sweet.
by Jasper
21 Apr 2021, 08:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 208
Views: 40415

Re: Familiar spirits

Congrats! Yay for more pups on the board!
by Jasper
01 Apr 2021, 15:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4541
Views: 326071

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

That is interesting. Filing away for later. Casein is something I've wanted to experiment with for a long time, but our prohibition of any allergens on our production equipment makes it pointless. The non-moldability is definitely a liability for packaging. The fact it's made using formaldehyde may ...
by Jasper
01 Apr 2021, 13:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2918
Views: 279517

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

dead_elvis wrote: 31 Mar 2021, 13:54 I'm torn between commenting:

1) good riddance to bad rubbish

or

2)I didn't know Tony Levin led such a double life. Have they ever been seen in the same room together?
I'll take curtain #1 Monty.
by Jasper
25 Mar 2021, 13:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4604
Views: 327654

Re: When journalism goes bad

They acknowledge getting the info from Ruger's website, but they missed that it says "rifle" right in the title of the page? And it's a "pistol" with a "long brace" that "looks similar to a rifle"...I feel that we are dealing with someone who knows how to string words together into a roughly gramma...
by Jasper
22 Mar 2021, 12:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 159
Views: 5355

Re: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency

Man, that's a big-ass lens if he's snapping pics of the Mexican boarder from Stamford.
by Jasper
09 Mar 2021, 14:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3904
Views: 382812

Re: Twitter!

I mean - one could turn a Funco Pop wizard into a bong....
by Jasper
08 Mar 2021, 09:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1765
Views: 154613

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

Veins. Mine. Into, plz.
by Jasper
08 Mar 2021, 09:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The New Grylliader Welcome Wagon
Replies: 51
Views: 2432

Re: The New Grylliader Welcome Wagon

Heya newbie.

Welcome. Hope you'll stay a while. This is a good place if you can stay engaged long enough to appreciate it.

Odds aren't good, however.

We'll see.
by Jasper
02 Mar 2021, 14:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8276
Views: 482091

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 Jasper
02 Mar 2021, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 614
Views: 71828

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

Number 6 wrote: 02 Mar 2021, 12:36 It's like no one listens to Living Colour anymore.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Jasper
02 Mar 2021, 11:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 614
Views: 71828

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

I think Ivanka could continue the cult of personality if she wanted to, and keep Trumpism as a main lynch(ing) pin of republican politics for quite a while even if she and her meathead brothers never run for a government office.
by Jasper
02 Mar 2021, 10:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 293
Views: 37755

Re: PS 411

My wife dreads Parent-Teacher night. Even doing it through Zoom this past year was a drag.
by Jasper
02 Mar 2021, 09:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 622
Views: 105346

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

thoreau wrote: 01 Mar 2021, 16:01
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 01 Mar 2021, 13:23
lunchstealer wrote: 01 Mar 2021, 03:24 Also is there anything more German than being excited about checklists?
Other than invading Poland?
German officers and supply sergeants surely had umpteen checklists for moving all those people and supplies.
And it all happened on schedule.
by Jasper
01 Mar 2021, 14:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10192
Views: 716690

Re: Petty annoyances

Piggyback Petty Jealousy - my wife bought a new laptop for gaming, an Asus TUF-something; kinda middle of the road loadout, so she could play some more graphics-heavy stuff than the Don't Starves or Stardew Valleys she usually gravitates to. We've been playing some local co-op ARK: Survival Evolved ...
by Jasper
26 Feb 2021, 13:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency
Replies: 159
Views: 5355

Re: No Sandwich is Safe: The Joe Biden Presidency

nicole wrote: 26 Feb 2021, 12:31 Factcheck: false

<snip>
It's always been a package deal, ya dipshits.
by Jasper
26 Feb 2021, 12:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2597
Views: 155709

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Warren wrote: 25 Feb 2021, 20:09 Why hasn't anybody ever tried to make a TV series out of Buckaroo Banzai?
I would watch.

You even use the original cast - they're all way past their prime, so might work for peanuts.
by Jasper
23 Feb 2021, 12:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3195
Views: 308993

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

If you don't mind subtitles (or you understand Spanish), and enjoy mystery-horror stuff, then 30 Coins might be worth a look, on HBO Max. It's a little uneven in spots, but I'm enjoying it a lot. And it has an actress that has haunted me since I first saw her 20 years ago in Dagon - Macarena Gomez.
by Jasper
18 Feb 2021, 12:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Post Urbanism?

Personally, I'm Team Highway. If I didn't have a couple of minions that need to be physically in the lab to do their jobs, I'd be wfh a lot more.

As it is, I'm angling for a position (lateral move with broader responsibilities and better advancement opportunities) that will allow me that freedom.
by Jasper
18 Feb 2021, 10:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3195
Views: 308993

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.
by Jasper
18 Feb 2021, 10:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2918
Views: 279517

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

Objectively, Limbaugh was the prototype for Trump. Yes, there were prototypes for Limbaugh, too, but these two profited enormously by being in the right place at the right time as they rode the waves of media and mass communications change. Limbaugh was, first and foremost, a clown in the pejorativ...
by Jasper
12 Feb 2021, 09:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1102
Views: 118506

Re: Tiny Triumphs

Becoming a slumlord - the libertarian dream.

'gratz Kolohe!
by Jasper
11 Feb 2021, 13:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 614
Views: 71828

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

Bring back the Whigs?