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by Number 6
14 Feb 2021, 11:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107511

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

So, the German muckity-mucks wore steampunk helmets. Interesting.
by Number 6
14 Feb 2021, 11:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 528326

Re: Observations of the Random sort

In the nuclear era, the CiC role, specifically, the ability to launch a quick strike, is one of the key responsibilities of POTUS. How would that work in this system?
by Number 6
30 Jan 2021, 19:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: RUDY!
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: RUDY!

Holy hell. That's brilliant.
by Number 6
30 Jan 2021, 13:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4511
Views: 322170

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Pham Nuwen wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 18:46
Number 6 wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 16:40
Pham Nuwen wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 16:05 Apparently you can aspirate a tooth. No fucking joke.
Tell me you got to watch the bronchoscopy.
I was holding the bronchoscope.
Noice. Did they use the grabbers to pull it out? Also, what kind of symptoms did the patient have? Stridor? Crackles?
by Number 6
29 Jan 2021, 16:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4511
Views: 322170

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

Pham Nuwen wrote: 29 Jan 2021, 16:05 Apparently you can aspirate a tooth. No fucking joke.
Tell me you got to watch the bronchoscopy.
by Number 6
27 Jan 2021, 14:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69351

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

So let's say the Republican Party for whatever reason abandons or is abandoned by Trump in 2024. What does the gryll-mind think are the chances he'd take the path of least resistance and get the Libertarian Party nomination? Almost zero. If somehow he did, the resulting party world do a major rebra...
by Number 6
27 Jan 2021, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 182
Views: 4875

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

I just watched one of the capitol rioters exit a federal courthouse. Ya'll!!! She leaped three steps and took off at a sprint! IN FUCKING HEELS!!! She was just a distant figure in a matter of seconds. Like goddamn. All I could think of was that episode of Boondocks where grandad is dating a prostit...
by Number 6
26 Jan 2021, 20:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 951
Views: 88099

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

Hey, if it makes an idiot babble, maybe it has promise. Haven't followed the whole discussion obviously, but I agree with you about private prisons needing to go. "Orange is the New Black" illustrated it pretty well... - a for-profit industry has motives that go against the public interest of corre...
by Number 6
25 Jan 2021, 13:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3763
Views: 374007

Re: Twitter!

Pham Nuwen wrote: 22 Jan 2021, 16:09
thoreau wrote: 22 Jan 2021, 11:05
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theoni ... 569379/amp
I can only guess that the quoted guardsman is new to the military.
by Number 6
25 Jan 2021, 10:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 5443

Re: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019

You know, I don't ask for much. I knew neither of my teams (Seattle and Minnesota) were going to make a deep run. I just wanted *one* thing. Just one fucking thing. Not even shooting for the moon or nuthin', I just wanted Tom Brady to not be in the super bowl. AAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHH Our guys will do...
by Number 6
19 Jan 2021, 21:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3176
Views: 305500

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

Queens Gambit
by Number 6
15 Jan 2021, 19:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 51
Views: 792

Re: Lost sheep returned

lshap wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 00:41
Number 6 wrote: 14 Jan 2021, 21:31 Welcome back, Linguist. Damn good to see you.
Oh man. Number 6! I liked you a lot. Looking forward to reading the more recent thoughts.
Thank you, and likewise.
by Number 6
14 Jan 2021, 21:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 51
Views: 792

Re: Lost sheep returned

Welcome back, Linguist. Damn good to see you.
by Number 6
14 Jan 2021, 12:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3212
Views: 269673

Re: What are you reading?

I started The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin last night. Pretty good so far; I will definitely say she is a punchy, impactful writer. Having read two things by her now, one thing that really stands out is her habit of using the second person in her writing (although I will certainly admit that could be...
by Number 6
11 Jan 2021, 16:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design
Replies: 126
Views: 18137

Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

What am I missing?
by Number 6
08 Jan 2021, 21:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1560
Views: 130449

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

I have made the comment repeatedly that my profession and those who work alongside of us arent academically inclined as a group. This group is composed of nurses and techs of all kinds. The observation is rarely received well. Of course they’re academically inclined. They once memorized a bunch of ...
by Number 6
08 Jan 2021, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1560
Views: 130449

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

Part of the issue, I think, is that the lower levels of medical education (sub-MD and BSN, and perhaps, sub-RN) are very much technical school based. Those who can memorize and regurgitate do just fine, but end up coming away with little, if any, scientific understanding. This is especially true amo...
by Number 6
07 Jan 2021, 20:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2576

Re: 2020 Status Check

We don’t have enough tests (still). Because so much transmission is by asymptomatic or presymptomatic people, the only way to make that work would be with very, very widespread testing repeated frequently.
by Number 6
06 Jan 2021, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1815
Views: 164252

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

On one level you guys are of course right. On another level, we're talking about something that will go down in history books, and I can't fault someone in the military for hesitating before committing troops. In the end, they did agree to send troops (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics...
by Number 6
06 Jan 2021, 16:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1815
Views: 164252

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Plus, apparently the DOD said "nah, we don't think so." to both the Capitol and DC asking for the National Guard to be deployed. How is that not part of a coup? (TV is the source of the Capitol information) https://twitter.com/radleybalko/status/1346910572122492935 I might be missing something, but...
by Number 6
03 Jan 2021, 11:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1492
Views: 103644

Re: Setec Astronomy

This could admittedly go in a whole bunch of threads. I got home yesterday and discovered I'd received something in the mail, which I was not expecting, and the return address was "Ingram Micro CFS", which didn't provide a clue. Opening it, I discovered a Google Nest Mini with a note saying "Happy ...
by Number 6
03 Jan 2021, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8368
Views: 636033

Re: Orange is the new President

There's nothing new there. Trump and his maga minions have been insisting that this thing is really just the flu since the beginning. And when the numbers indicated something else, then they pretend the numbers are fake. Now, they're doing it the other way, pretending that a few scattered cases of a...
by Number 6
31 Dec 2020, 13:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5086
Views: 400594

Re: Food

Warren wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 11:43
JasonL wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 10:52 This all sounds terrible. I'm not a soda/Coke guy though. Not really since college or before.
It's a pre-puberty thing.
I mixed well into my third decade.
Of course, I just started shaving last week.
by Number 6
31 Dec 2020, 12:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69351

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

D.A. Ridgely wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 12:09
Number 6 wrote: 31 Dec 2020, 11:53 Edit: Also, that whackaloonery in the above post. And, for some reason, rabbits.
Probably because rabbits multiply quickly. But I prefer to believe it's because Lennie loved to pet them.
Can we tell them all to look at the rabbits?
by Number 6
31 Dec 2020, 11:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69351

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

Oh, and in the next tweets, he basically said that Roberts hasn't sued him for libel because Roberts can't defend himself against the accusations. These people are going to get Waco-ed, and it's going to be the only thing that forces them back underground. I think it is the inverse: They are going ...