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by Andrew
29 Feb 2020, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Onion that could've been in The News
Replies: 283
Views: 58937

Re: Onion that could've been in The News

Myth Vs. Fact: Stop-And-Frisk Policy MYTH: NYPD officers knowingly violated citizens’ constitutional rights. FACT: Only a handful of cops have read the Constitution. MYTH: Officers were given quotas to fulfill. FACT: How can you quantify an officer’s need to feel strong and powerful? All right, you...
by Andrew
29 Feb 2020, 08:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1443
Views: 90852

Re: cars and how they get that way

Mo wrote: 29 Feb 2020, 07:31
Now what am I going to put these 20 inch blades on?
20s? How... retro. I believe you mean 22s or 24s.
by Andrew
28 Feb 2020, 15:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1443
Views: 90852

Re: cars and how they get that way

The last real Impala was 1996, though.
by Andrew
27 Feb 2020, 19:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 795
Views: 79800

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Hugh Akston wrote: 27 Feb 2020, 17:21 So wait, isn't incel complain #1 that women can get laid whenever? Or is there some kind of galaxy brain inceldom that I'm not aware of?
Getting laid vs getting married.
by Andrew
27 Feb 2020, 08:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 318
Views: 53088

Re: On the modern electric guitar

Have you ever watched videos of TJH3113 on YouTube? He's an extremely skilled bassist, and he plays all sorts of different basses in his videos (playing bass lines to popular songs). He must own over 100 basses, and his comment about the Rick 4003 was that the idea of playing it was way more fun th...
by Andrew
26 Feb 2020, 11:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 318
Views: 53088

Re: On the modern electric guitar

A used Rickenbacker 4003 has come up locally for a really good price. Of course, "really good price" for a Rick 4003 is still "a hell of a lot of money". Have you ever watched videos of TJH3113 on YouTube? He's an extremely skilled bassist, and he plays all sorts of different basses in his videos (...
by Andrew
26 Feb 2020, 06:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1443
Views: 90852

Re: cars and how they get that way

So basically at a shade over 6'2" with the legs of a 6'3" person, I should let the Miata dream die, right? As a 6'2" person with long legs, I found the Miata pretty darn tiny. Like looking-straight-at-the-top-of-the-windshield tiny. Yes, this. I was either leaning way over to see or having to prop ...
by Andrew
25 Feb 2020, 19:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom
Replies: 421
Views: 57324

Re: Heroes and zeroes of the animal kingdom

lunchstealer wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 18:39 See people laugh but the 30-50 wild hogs thing is legit pretty scary.
Peccaries.
by Andrew
25 Feb 2020, 18:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7399
Views: 385967

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The Supreme Court holds, basically, that a US Border Patrol agent can shoot across the border and kill a Mexican citizen in Mexico, and nobody can say boo about it . The problem is that this is all Congress's fault. Unless/until Congress passes a law abrogating sovereign immunity so that federal ag...
by Andrew
25 Feb 2020, 10:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2720
Views: 219150

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

JasonL wrote: 25 Feb 2020, 09:48 Did you guys know that Kobe Bryant died? I didn't because nobody is talking about it.
Based on the coverage he's gotten, he must've singlehandedly ended slavery, cured cancer, and balanced the federal budget.
by Andrew
23 Feb 2020, 11:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 437
Views: 47128

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

I would actually say that dating apps exacerbate some of those issues. Back when you met people in person, there were things you may have thought was not ideal or worth pursuing to be bearable because the rest of the package was great and you spoke for an hour at a friends birthday party or at a ba...
by Andrew
23 Feb 2020, 09:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 437
Views: 47128

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

The rising influence of Lasch and other communitarians tracks with a broader shift away from the “socially liberal, fiscally conservative” position popular with young right-wingers during the Obama years, and toward a newfound social conservatism tied to a form of class critique. Many of the people...
by Andrew
21 Feb 2020, 20:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6040
Views: 389803

Re: Light laffs

US Army tank crews often give their tanks names. Sometimes they're named things like "Big Punisher" or "Back With A Vengeance", and sometimes they're named something else... A good start, but they need to go full Culture ship names. What Are The Civilian Applications?, Unfortunate Conflict Of Evide...
by Andrew
21 Feb 2020, 06:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 860
Views: 61504

Re: The F Word

When this discussion has come up at work, I enjoy telling the "keeping my name" side that they're doing excellent work fighting the patriarchy by keeping their father's name instead of taking their husband's.
by Andrew
15 Feb 2020, 17:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1672
Views: 138664

Re: I may want to see that?

Oh, Amazon, you know me so well. Screen Shot 2020-02-15 at 2.23.24 PM.png That looks rather familiar actually.... I see that Andrew reviewed both Deathstalker and The Warrior and the Sorceress here: http://grylliade.org/viewtopic.php?p=443202#p443202 I watched about 30 minutes of Deathstalker: holy...
by Andrew
15 Feb 2020, 16:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1672
Views: 138664

Re: I may want to see that?

Oh, Amazon, you know me so well. Screen Shot 2020-02-15 at 2.23.24 PM.png That looks rather familiar actually.... No kidding. The best one is obviously Deathstalker, but the villain in Sorceress sounds like he was dubbed by Norm MacDonald doing his Death voice from Family Guy, which makes for lots ...
by Andrew
12 Feb 2020, 19:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: State of Emergency
Replies: 46
Views: 6682

Re: State of Emergency

Prosecutors resign after Trump intervenes in Roger Stone case. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/us/politics/roger-stone-sentencing.html 1. The president directly interfering with a criminal case is bad and not the sort of precedent I want set. 2. With that being said, fuck these guys. They're hap...
by Andrew
08 Feb 2020, 18:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1757
Views: 136947

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

Somehow learning this about the movie "The Wraith" makes me want to see it: Location: Mt. Lemon outside of Tucson AZ – a very windy mountain road with steep-mountain slopes on one side and sheer drop-offs on the other - 250 feet straight down. The crew set up a 2.5 mile course blocked off on either...
by Andrew
07 Feb 2020, 21:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7835
Views: 488748

Re: Orange is the new President

If anything this should be a signal to good faith regulation cheerleaders that your pet program can be politicized by bad actors like Donald Trump. Except they never learn this. It's always great when their guy has the pen and phone and ignores constitutional structure, but the end of days when the...
by Andrew
07 Feb 2020, 21:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: H. sapiens floridensis - A thread for Florida Man
Replies: 70
Views: 10406

Re: H. sapiens floridensis - A thread for Florida Man

Number 6 wrote: 07 Feb 2020, 17:08 As to the last-I wonder if they were actually sick. And if so, what actually happened?
Panic attack.
by Andrew
05 Feb 2020, 19:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 541
Views: 46839

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

People who complain about the grind but don't go on to express themselves as victims of Biff from the Ski Slopes in some 80's movie may have a lot of different motivations. I'll go along with this. Complaining about the grind + claiming millennials have it the hardest ever (and the speaker is a mil...
by Andrew
05 Feb 2020, 13:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology
Replies: 541
Views: 46839

Re: Fragments of an avotoast anthropology

I'll say Machiavellian strivers instead of soulless careerists, and law school had plenty of those (unsurprisingly). Are they now brutally effective as big firm senior associates or prosecutors trying to get a death sentence imposed? Probably. That doesn't change the fact that they're loathsome piec...
by Andrew
30 Jan 2020, 08:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1484
Views: 93665

Re: Setec Astronomy

Speaking of the Saudis: Operation Encore and the Saudi Connection: A Secret History of the 9/11 Investigation My bigger takeaway from this article wasn't about the Saudis, it was that the US has a massive surveillance state that can't do basic surveillance or make effective use of all the informatio...
by Andrew
28 Jan 2020, 09:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)
Replies: 332
Views: 24004

Re: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)

D.A. Ridgely wrote: 27 Jan 2020, 14:09 For anyone interested enough to read some mostly tedious legal analysis, I stumbled upon this recently.
Thanks for the link.
by Andrew
26 Jan 2020, 07:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3574
Views: 294219

Re: Twitter!

I found this twitter feed a while ago, and it's quotes from books or songs paired with an image. Some of the pairings are excellent and tell quite the story with just a sentence and a picture. I had to google both the quote and the image source for this one, but it's among the favorites I've seen so...