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by Dangerman
27 Nov 2020, 12:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 139
Views: 2276

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I think the real radicalism will be seen at local levels, where the moderating influence of establishments is lessened.

See: Portland OR and Charlottesville.
by Dangerman
24 Nov 2020, 14:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Comics
Replies: 113
Views: 16201

Re: Comics

Just finished reading the Hellboy omnibuses and I got to give credit to Guillermo del Toro for wringing something like a coherent narrative out of whatever the hell Mike Mignola was doing. Yeah the comics are very much about atmosphere and mood than any kind of solid narrative. Much of it is just a...
by Dangerman
24 Nov 2020, 14:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12479
Views: 1011495

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

John McWhorter explores a controversial theory that the Phoenicians had trading posts in Denmark and thereby influenced Germanic languages. https://slate.com/podcasts/lexicon-valley/2020/11/controversial-theory-origins-english I listen to hours and hours of podcasts in a work day, and Lexicon Valle...
by Dangerman
23 Nov 2020, 12:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 95993

Re: Random covid-19 observations

We've been buying 1 extra of whatever on grocery trips, until we have 2 or 3x our normal staples. No shortages in this neck of the woods.
by Dangerman
23 Nov 2020, 12:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1517
Views: 117185

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

The idea that you can't call the police to investigate wage theft boils my blood when I occasionally think about it.
by Dangerman
22 Nov 2020, 13:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3685
Views: 350090

Re: Twitter!

I think it's great that Yeb! can troll an extremely online Canadian into confused defensiveness. 8.5/10
by Dangerman
22 Nov 2020, 13:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 499226

Re: Observations of the Random sort

It would be more funny if it was flipped.
by Dangerman
19 Nov 2020, 11:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6082
Views: 440505

Re: Light laffs

by Dangerman
18 Nov 2020, 16:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8186
Views: 452689

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

We saw Fargo this weekend, I had never seen it before. It was ok, but I’m not sure why people rank it in the top tier of Coen brothers movies. Perhaps the passage of time has made many of the elements cliche to me, e.b Steve Buscemi doing the standard Steve Buscemi. I did appreciate the subtlety in...
by Dangerman
18 Nov 2020, 14:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 499226

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Individually haunted by Steve Jobs' ghost.
by Dangerman
13 Nov 2020, 15:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 95993

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Maine is offering free PCR swab tests to anyone who wants them, done at local hospitals via drive up. I feel for you man. I've been tested twice with only a few days of waiting after I made the appointment.
by Dangerman
13 Nov 2020, 13:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1343
Views: 100035

Re: Random news finds

I can put it on the cops. "Someone crying" is not something they should respond to.
by Dangerman
13 Nov 2020, 12:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1517
Views: 117185

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

Ordinary people and business owners will eat the cost by paying the taxes that are being "given" back to them, either by way of lack of services in the future, higher taxes, or money printer go brrrrr.
by Dangerman
13 Nov 2020, 12:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 95993

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Fuck Cuomo.

by Dangerman
11 Nov 2020, 13:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3685
Views: 350090

Re: Twitter!

What does f/h mean?
by Dangerman
10 Nov 2020, 18:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Predictions for 2030
Replies: 130
Views: 5474

Re: Predictions for 2030

I don't see self driving cars being successful in any region that has inclement weather of any kind. The difference in safe speed between a light rain and heavy rain, or between snow and sleet, or being prepared for gusting winds, requires attention to so many variables that I am skeptical about an...
by Dangerman
10 Nov 2020, 13:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Predictions for 2030
Replies: 130
Views: 5474

Re: Predictions for 2030

I don't see self driving cars being successful in any region that has inclement weather of any kind. The difference in safe speed between a light rain and heavy rain, or between snow and sleet, or being prepared for gusting winds, requires attention to so many variables that I am skeptical about any...
by Dangerman
08 Nov 2020, 19:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Predictions for 2030
Replies: 130
Views: 5474

Re: Predictions for 2030

Jeff wondered about, if post-covid the first time a place tries re-imposing "no mask-wearing rules," if someone will sue on the grounds "I'm wearing this mask for my own protection, and who the hell are you to tell me otherwise." (He shares with me the idea that the masks have one definite advantag...
by Dangerman
08 Nov 2020, 19:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: It’s time to make your call
Replies: 103
Views: 3267

Re: It’s time to make your call

With the election being so close - and it really isn't over until January 6th - I am going to say I was WAY over-optimistic. I had no idea there were so many hidden Trumpers. At this point, Biden's popular vote spread over Trump is only marginally greater than Clinton's. I give full marks to Rachel...
by Dangerman
08 Nov 2020, 11:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1639
Views: 142711

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

She's got a long form podcast if you'd like to hear the context for the tweets.
by Dangerman
06 Nov 2020, 17:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 195
Views: 18239

Re: Voting methodologies

Jake wrote: 06 Nov 2020, 17:29 ...I don't want all of the pieces of government directly chosen by the mob us-- we need a counterweight against their our ignorance and cupidity somewhere in the system,
Fixed that for you. We have met the enemy, and he is us.

I don't think I agree with you.
by Dangerman
04 Nov 2020, 20:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2839
Views: 261596

Re: Video Games!

My wife and I are tentatively in, as long as there's room?
by Dangerman
03 Nov 2020, 17:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: It’s time to make your call
Replies: 103
Views: 3267

Re: It’s time to make your call

I contained my gag reflex and voted for Biden. May history judge me kindly.
by Dangerman
03 Nov 2020, 10:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8189
Views: 597726

Re: Orange is the new President

I don't know what prior norms we had, tbh. I think both of the two lumpy 'sides' has been searching for a coherent ideology for at least ten years. I think the coalitions are falling apart and we don't have an obvious balance to return to unfortunately. And I say this as someone who is becoming incr...
by Dangerman
02 Nov 2020, 17:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4524
Views: 309036

Re: When journalism goes bad

We have RCV for the first time in a presidential election cycle here in Maine. I'm very curious to see how it shakes out, but it doesn't make me feel any better about the dearth of choices for POTUS.