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by Jake
03 Aug 2020, 19:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

It arrived! And all of the addressing was perfect, and there were no other markings on the packaging aside from what the postal service put there. So I don't know why it took 40 days and 7000 miles to travel the 384 road miles from its origin to my house, but it's finally here so now I have to stop ...
by Jake
03 Aug 2020, 02:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4452
Views: 243379

Re: When journalism goes bad

Oh god, shoot me now... amen Atheists Are Sometimes More Religious Than Christians Oh, FFS. If you a) dump atheists into the same bucket with people who say, "I'm spiritual, but not religious" and people who say, "it's not a religion, it's a personal relationship with Jesus Christ", and b) stir the...
by Jake
01 Aug 2020, 16:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

The package went to Seattle. That's 80 miles closer to me than it's ever been! (These are the small victories I live for now.) It left Seattle last night. If it shows up in Portland, I'll be excited that it might be back on track. However, part of me suspects that, like a jilted lover who just can't...
by Jake
01 Aug 2020, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The past is a foreign country...
Replies: 121
Views: 15697

Re: The past is a foreign country...

I imagine that the early thrift shops were kind of the retail end of the rag-and-bone man supply chain. Stuff that was actually worn out and crappy, but still better than what you'd otherwise be able to afford if you were living in a hovel under a bridge in Elizabethan London.
by Jake
31 Jul 2020, 21:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 640
Views: 77976

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

Holy crap. I didn't intend to listen to the whole thing, but I listened to the whole thing. Utter madness.
by Jake
28 Jul 2020, 21:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4474
Views: 263930

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Jennifer wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 18:15
Paloma means pigeon in Spanish. Which means Pablo Picasso named his daughter Pigeon.

I presume that bird has nicer connotations in Spanish than in English.
I don't know... "known for shitting on art" might be the most appropriate thing ever for a member of the Picasso family. ;)
by Jake
28 Jul 2020, 21:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4452
Views: 243379

Re: When journalism goes bad

Research will perhaps show a correlation between size of SCA chapters and makeshift shield production. I think the SCA is the primary source of the distinctly non -makeshift shields seen at some protests. They're not using a drill and some bolts from the hardware store. They're using anvils and for...
by Jake
28 Jul 2020, 15:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4452
Views: 243379

Re: When journalism goes bad

Research will perhaps show a correlation between size of SCA chapters and makeshift shield production. I think the SCA is the primary source of the distinctly non -makeshift shields seen at some protests. They're not using a drill and some bolts from the hardware store. They're using anvils and for...
by Jake
28 Jul 2020, 15:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

dhex wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 14:26
Jake wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 00:08
I made a map. Tracking this package is now my COVID hobby.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing
You should tweet this at the USPS
Done. :)
by Jake
28 Jul 2020, 12:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4452
Views: 243379

Re: When journalism goes bad

The makeshift shield factory in my town has had to hire extra shifts to keep up with demand.
by Jake
28 Jul 2020, 00:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

I made a map. Tracking this package is now my COVID hobby.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing
by Jake
27 Jul 2020, 23:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 2006
Views: 179298

Re: Towing the Lion

From a forum on living off the grid: "I'm looking for information on generating methane with horse manor." Horses will generate plenty of methane in an ordinary stable. No need to get fancy. No need, either, I guess, for a stable genius. But you can get extra credit if you get them in the right ord...
by Jake
27 Jul 2020, 04:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

It has now moved on to Jersey City, NJ. Why Jersey City? I do not know. Perhaps nobody does.
by Jake
25 Jul 2020, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

More package tracking nonsense: According to the USPS, my package arrived at the "SPRINGFIELD MA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER" on July 7. It was listed as "in transit to the next facility" on July 11, and has been in that status since. Unfortunately, it seems to have been traveling only through time ...
by Jake
24 Jul 2020, 21:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)
Replies: 248
Views: 31786

Re: Speaking in tongues (the "learning languages" thread)

Sounds like Jennifer's experiencing the 13th Warrior method of learning languages!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVVURiaVgG8
by Jake
24 Jul 2020, 18:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

More about USPS outright sabotage of shipping: Ah, so it's not just me, then. My package tracking information has not changed since my last update. I realized this morning that if, instead of mailing the book, they'd just hidden the book in the underbrush near that Nevada post office, and I had sim...
by Jake
24 Jul 2020, 16:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

More about USPS outright sabotage of shipping: Ah, so it's not just me, then. My package tracking information has not changed since my last update. I realized this morning that if, instead of mailing the book, they'd just hidden the book in the underbrush near that Nevada post office, and I had sim...
by Jake
24 Jul 2020, 13:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

More about USPS outright sabotage of shipping: Ah, so it's not just me, then. My package tracking information has not changed since my last update. I realized this morning that if, instead of mailing the book, they'd just hidden the book in the underbrush near that Nevada post office, and I had sim...
by Jake
20 Jul 2020, 20:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7777
Views: 440298

Re: Orange is the new President

Highway wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:33
Why do they need John Yoo? Bill Barr is happy to just say "Whatever I / Trump want to do is legal. Who's gonna stop me?"
Because if you don't get an endorsement of your policy by Toddler-Testicle-Crushin' Yoo, what's even the point of being president?
by Jake
20 Jul 2020, 15:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.
Replies: 328
Views: 58374

Re: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.

"Facebook is like a locker room with all the players screaming at each other how much they have to win and then forgetting they have to take the field and actually play the gawddamn game." -- D.A. Ridgely
by Jake
20 Jul 2020, 03:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

Update! Early this morning, on July 20th, the USPS changed my package status to "Arriving Late"! It's nice that they've figured that out, at least. Still no word on where it's heading, but at least now, over a month after shipment, I can rest assured that it won't be here three weeks ago. Thanks, US...
by Jake
17 Jul 2020, 23:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10056
Views: 555350

Re: Petty annoyances

WTF FedEx? I ordered a pair of tiers for the lawn mower off Amazon. They shipped out of Jacksonville Fla. So far so good. Then the stopped in GA. GA? That's it? Well Okay. Then they stopped a little farther down the road in GA. SRSLY? Then they stopped a little farther down the road in GA? Are you ...
by Jake
17 Jul 2020, 03:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DIY Neal Stephenson novel
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: DIY Neal Stephenson novel

thoreau wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 00:16
So, I present to you an outline of "Quintessential NS."
I have read enough Stephenson to say two things:
1) This is an accurate summary of his work.
2) I would totally read this novel.
by Jake
16 Jul 2020, 18:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60834

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

Wait, are you saying I can't rely on Chuck Woolery for expert health advice? Nonsense!

Next you'll be telling me that Wink Martindale isn't the right guy to look to when I'm a pro se defendant in a capital case!
by Jake
16 Jul 2020, 14:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60834

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

Even Alabama's governor has implemented a statewide mask mandate. Meanwhile, Georgia's governor Brian Kemp has made it illegal for cities or counties to have mask mandates of their own. (Mask-wearing is encouraged, but cannot be mandated.) Mask wearing cannot be mandated. Hmm... can non-mask-wearin...