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by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 18:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 438887

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Honestly, on reflection, if the net effect of such a law was that a department store simply stopped separating boys' and girls' clothing into two different store locations and stopped identifying clothing items as specifically for boys or girls, I don't see the big deal. That's not to say I think t...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 438887

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Honestly, on reflection, if the net effect of such a law was that a department store simply stopped separating boys' and girls' clothing into two different store locations and stopped identifying clothing items as specifically for boys or girls, I don't see the big deal. That's not to say I think t...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 16:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4525
Views: 322946

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

once you've decided your song is in the key of D, it would be damned near impossible to write it without those four chords or at least the three major chords. (Okay, maybe I-V if you're punk.) "One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." -- Lou Reed There are ac...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 13:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 438887

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Honestly, on reflection, if the net effect of such a law was that a department store simply stopped separating boys' and girls' clothing into two different store locations and stopped identifying clothing items as specifically for boys or girls, I don't see the big deal. That's not to say I think th...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Feb 2021, 23:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4525
Views: 322946

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

I'm probably missing something here but basically Pachelbel's Canon in D is the following chord progression: D A Bm F#m G D G A D, the chords in the key of D are D, E min, F# min, G, A, B min and C# dim and the chord progressions in, well, everything in D major are D G A variations, plus on the gui...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Feb 2021, 20:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4525
Views: 322946

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

I'm probably missing something here but basically Pachelbel's Canon in D is the following chord progression: D A Bm F#m G D G A D, the chords in the key of D are D, E min, F# min, G, A, B min and C# dim and the chord progressions in, well, everything in D major are D G A variations, plus on the guit...
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Feb 2021, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7433
Views: 438887

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

thoreau wrote: 26 Feb 2021, 13:50
Hugh Akston wrote: 26 Feb 2021, 13:44 Is there any problem that California can't solve with legislation?
Some problems require citizens' initiatives.
Unfortunately, the citizens in question are Californians.
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Feb 2021, 22:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2596
Views: 154216

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Love means never getting your throat slashed.
by D.A. Ridgely
21 Feb 2021, 13:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10143
Views: 705731

Re: Petty annoyances

People all too often make what in legal jargon are called admissions against interest; that is, you might say something that could be inferred to be an admission of at least a small level of negligence on your part -- people often say such things thinking they're trying to be reasonable and accommo...
by D.A. Ridgely
21 Feb 2021, 11:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12512
Views: 1039370

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Still, I understand what t is saying. I remember the kerfuffle over the Mapplethorpe exhibit. There were some lines drawn and you knew who was on which side of them. Pretty much this. Whatever the big advocacy groups were doing, you knew that your liberal friends generally didn't get too worked up ...
by D.A. Ridgely
21 Feb 2021, 10:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10143
Views: 705731

Re: Petty annoyances

Welp...they billed me for the redo. Now they want $1165 from me. And they applied my payment of $265 to this bill instead of the one they sent to collections. To top it all off, my insurance EOB says I only owe $325, even if I were going to pay it. So...what type of lawyer am I looking for? Malprac...
by D.A. Ridgely
18 Feb 2021, 02:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Mo wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 02:10 I appreciate Ted Cruz going to Cancun so that people can dunk on him without having to be dicks about innocent people suffering. He is truly a humanitarian.
Honestly, I was just looking at airfares for St.Thomas before I read this.
by D.A. Ridgely
17 Feb 2021, 13:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2858
Views: 274155

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

Objectively, Limbaugh was the prototype for Trump. Yes, there were prototypes for Limbaugh, too, but these two profited enormously by being in the right place at the right time as they rode the waves of media and mass communications change. Limbaugh was, first and foremost, a clown in the pejorative...
by D.A. Ridgely
17 Feb 2021, 13:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

The state's purported desire to be energy independent of border states and, of course, the federal government, is dumb and actually anti-market FWIW, I'm seeing the claim that their *reason* for being independent was to evade federal regulation. Could that constitute a net-pro-market tradeoff? Doub...
by D.A. Ridgely
17 Feb 2021, 12:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

The state's purported desire to be energy independent of border states and, of course, the federal government, is dumb and actually anti-market FWIW, I'm seeing the claim that their *reason* for being independent was to evade federal regulation. Could that constitute a net-pro-market tradeoff? Doub...
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Feb 2021, 23:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2848
Views: 272967

Re: Video Games!

I'm not a Gamer. I don't have a console and I don't like shooter games or world building games. But I do like nonviolent single-person games that are intellectually challenging and/or entertaining. I think the Portal games are great. I think The Stanley Paradox is hilarious fun. The Beginner's Guid...
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Feb 2021, 22:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

"It's not the local government's responsibility to support you when they fail to provide the thing they aggressively, legally, prohibit you from getting from any other provider" is, um, an interesting take. But not much of a take in Texas. The state's purported desire to be energy independent of bo...
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Feb 2021, 22:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2848
Views: 272967

Re: Video Games!

I'm not a Gamer. I don't have a console and I don't like shooter games or world building games. But I do like nonviolent single-person games that are intellectually challenging and/or entertaining. I think the Portal games are great. I think The Stanley Paradox is hilarious fun. The Beginner's Guide...
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Feb 2021, 21:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

The guy who retweeted this says that the author is the mayor of Colorado City, TX. I didn't bother to check. Maybe this is his reelection campaign kickoff? Then the guy who retweeted it went off on his own rant about how it's the fault of the Texas electricity market (obviously false) and Texas's at...
by D.A. Ridgely
16 Feb 2021, 21:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Funny story; I don't believe it. Swiss Army knives, ferchristsakes, have a can opener. You're stocking canned food? Okay, some people really are stupid as shit, but I find it impossible to believe that no one said, um, hey, how about a can opener and, you know, maybe some matches?
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Feb 2021, 23:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

There was snow on the beach in freaking Galveston today. Sticking snow, not the kind that just melts on contact with the ground. Yep. It may be the first time in Texas history that all 254 counties, the entire state, was under a winter storm alert. And Texans do not know how to deal with snow.
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Feb 2021, 12:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Art and art-like things
Replies: 71
Views: 11815

Re: Art and art-like things

Yeah, right. Like there are any lesbians who don't own at least one plaid flannel shirt!
by D.A. Ridgely
15 Feb 2021, 12:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107557

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

So, the German muckity-mucks wore steampunk helmets. Interesting. Pickelhaube is the term you want to Google here. They ranged from fairly simple 'army helmet with a spike' to seriously Flash-Gordon-looking things. Fun fact: the US Army dress uniform in the late 1900s included a pickelhaube, as doe...
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Feb 2021, 00:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Casting The Stand: Prestige TV Edition
Replies: 52
Views: 4402

Re: Casting The Stand: Prestige TV Edition

Jennifer wrote: 13 Feb 2021, 00:01 So ... now that the series is over, did any of you watch it? What did you think?
Watched the first two episodes, was bored and it showed no promise of getting better, so that was that.
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Feb 2021, 23:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10143
Views: 705731

Re: Petty annoyances

One wonders if it's truly incompetence, or if it's calculated to basically fleece you out of an amount that is not worth the hassle to fight. Takes almost no time to put you on a list of automated harrassment, to auto-generate letters and mail them out, and take a few phone calls. In most cases I b...