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by Kwix
14 Nov 2018, 18:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 79022

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Winning is a better credential than a loss, but it doesn't say much more about how good you are as a candidate. Winning by half a point and losing by half a point carry basically the same information about your quality as a candidate from a statistical point of view. (I'd say the same thing about G...
by Kwix
14 Nov 2018, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3511
Views: 233228

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I hate November. In the last week we've gone from low single digits to freezing rain to 50F with all snow melted and now settling back down to a more seasonable mid 20s range. Once we freeze solid life gets so much easier.
by Kwix
09 Nov 2018, 16:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4474
Views: 277236

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Apparently just post Kristallnacht there was a plan proposed by the Secretary of the Interior to settle Jewish refugees into Alaska as it was a territory and would therefore bypass the normal immigration quotas. This was shot down by Jewish leaders as "giving a wrong impression", Alaskan politicians...
by Kwix
09 Nov 2018, 14:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 183
Views: 28543

Re: Familiar spirits

17 years is simultaneously a long time and yet not long enough. Sorry to hear it Sol.
by Kwix
09 Nov 2018, 14:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2220
Views: 180311

Re: Home $weet Home

You should not visit casa de Pham right now. I'm not in charge of anything right now so it looks hideous. Depends on the room. My living room is long & narrow, so the only place for the TV is over the fireplace. We're sitting far enough away that the height of it really isn't an issue. In those sit...
by Kwix
09 Nov 2018, 13:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 20434

Re: Vote or Die

As long as they drop that outro music before the commercial break I'll be satisfied,
by Kwix
08 Nov 2018, 15:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 621
Views: 71374

Re: Op-ediots

Jennifer wrote: 08 Nov 2018, 03:41 Oh, FFS. Acosta didn't "become" the story; Trump MADE him the story.
Recall how Obama used to spend 10, 15 and even 20 minutes answering a single question — without interruption.
Recall how Obama used to actually answer questions?
With vague platitudes?
by Kwix
06 Nov 2018, 02:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 20434

Re: Vote or Die

She has lived on Vancouver Island for over a decade. I know her through the horse clubs we both belong to. She does vote in every US election, though. Ah. Mine is in western Ireland (Kiltimagh), married to an Irish bloke and aside from the rampant Catholicism and old fashioned medical practices is ...
by Kwix
06 Nov 2018, 02:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1033
Views: 86303

Re: the list of those things which are not food

I will take AAAAAALLLLLLL your chicken breast. I like it way better than any other parts. Ellie can't have it all because I want some too. I do not care for dark meat. And sous vide cooking of chicken breasts at about 148 degrees for 2 hours keeps it from being dry and overcooked. I like a well coo...
by Kwix
05 Nov 2018, 21:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 20434

Re: Vote or Die

I know I've mentioned this somewhere before but I make a point of voting just to keep the Libertarian spot on the ballot. We have some rule here where the party has to have either 3% of the registered voter base or obtain 3% in the last general state election. Since this is a gubernatorial election ...
by Kwix
05 Nov 2018, 20:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 20434

Re: Vote or Die

I am excited for Tuesday. I can't wait for all the ads to stop and the signs to come down. And then the start of the endless bitching from coworkers about whichever clown they selected to rule over us. I have a FB friend who is an American ex-pat. She is definitely an example of TDS (a nice person ...
by Kwix
05 Nov 2018, 18:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1033
Views: 86303

Re: the list of those things which are not food

At an Asian supermarket the other day, while walking past the meat section, I saw several packages of what I first thought were oddly colored sausages, until I noticed the sign reading "PORK UTERI." ( shudder ) I know this is irrational of me -- from a non-carnivorous perspective, why should eating...
by Kwix
05 Nov 2018, 17:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3511
Views: 233228

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

High humidity manages to make all unpleasant temperatures worse: hot weather feels hotter and cold weather feels colder. Yesterday was in the mid-50s, which in dry New England autumn would be pleasantly brisk, but the relative humidity was somewhere in the 90s and the chill went right through to th...
by Kwix
02 Nov 2018, 12:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3511
Views: 233228

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Winter took its sweet time getting here, but here it is. Last week we were in the mid 50s for highs and skirting the freezing mark for lows. Monday dumped 2-8" of snow on us. This morning it's a clear and brisk 8F.

When Indians take back summer they don't screw around.
by Kwix
25 Oct 2018, 20:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 566
Views: 145505

Re: What are you drinking?

I hope Glenfarclas continues to fly under the radar. It's superior to Glenfiddich and Macallan at 2/3s the price. I tried it last night. I'd say it's not my thing. It might have suffered by comparison, though, since my first pour was Ardbeg 10. Yeah, you do an Islay before a Speyside and the latter...
by Kwix
23 Oct 2018, 18:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you drinking?
Replies: 566
Views: 145505

Re: What are you drinking?

Yes if you know just a bit and ask just a few questions, you get treated really well. Notably, you aren’t “wooo! Bachelorette par-tay!!” Good producers fucking hate those visits and it’s a lot of their volume. So many people started getting a bit into wine chemistry with me and then stopped and apo...
by Kwix
22 Oct 2018, 19:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8120
Views: 404527

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

Binge watched 'The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell'. It's quality food porn for goths. I am never going to make any of that stuff, but it looks damn good. I watched the first episode of this a couple nights ago. Nifty but a lot of "look at what I did" not so much "and this is how I did it....
by Kwix
16 Oct 2018, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1152
Views: 104400

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

I'm sure that getting everyone talking about Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry, and the possible political significance thereof, will work out great for Democrats this November. What better thing to discuss before the midterm elections? Might as well because they sure as hell aren't going...
by Kwix
15 Oct 2018, 18:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2717
Views: 215288

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

Paul Allen.
Fuck Cancer.
by Kwix
15 Oct 2018, 15:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1192
Views: 119424

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

lunchstealer wrote: 15 Oct 2018, 15:47 Don't you guys still have the Blockbusters?
No. :( *
The last two closed earlier this year. The last one open in the country is in Bend, OR for some reason.

*Not that I, nor anyone I know still went there. It was just fun bragging rights plus Russell Crowe's underoos
by Kwix
15 Oct 2018, 15:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1192
Views: 119424

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Along with the official Sears bankruptcy announcement today they announced that they would close another 142 Sears and KMart locations before the end of the year. The one in my town will NOT be on that list and I am flummoxed by this. This Google maps image shows the problem clear as day. This was t...
by Kwix
15 Oct 2018, 01:24
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 307
Views: 64880

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

I think we might have finally reached pre-checkception. Over time I've noticed the lines getting longer and longer and flying today the TSA pre-check line was longer than the regular line. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted and at least you avoid the porno-scanner. I almost always avoid the porno...
by Kwix
30 Sep 2018, 15:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 421
Views: 56692

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

Hugh Akston wrote: 27 Sep 2018, 17:20

We all talk about slapping antipodeans with octopods, but this seal is actually doing something about it.
That's awesome.
by Kwix
25 Sep 2018, 16:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 38590

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Hugh Akston wrote: 24 Sep 2018, 15:19
Kwix wrote: 24 Sep 2018, 14:49 Disenchantment Season 1 was fun. Confirmed to be in the Futurama universe.
https://news.avclub.com/damn-it-nerds-s ... 1828567842
I know you're just ragging me but:
http://sciencefiction.com/2018/08/21/ea ... -futurama/
by Kwix
24 Sep 2018, 14:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 38590

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Disenchantment Season 1 was fun. Confirmed to be in the Futurama universe.