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by dead_elvis
15 Jan 2021, 19:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 412
Views: 60190

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

Annual Karen New Year celebration will be available virtually I feel bad for laughing. San Diego is home to roughly 2,000 Karen refugees, according to the Karen Organization of San Diego By Kate MorrisseyJan. 12, 202112:39 PM The annual Karen New Year celebration in San Diego is a time for the Kare...
by dead_elvis
14 Jan 2021, 17:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3743
Views: 363814

Re: Twitter!

Fucking Embarrassing!.gif As one of the original co-founders of The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi knows a little something about keeping controversial services online. Kolmisoppi and his colleagues spent decades battling a global coalition of corporations, governments, and law enforcement agenc...
by dead_elvis
01 Jan 2021, 13:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1188
Views: 119870

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

D.A. Ridgely wrote: 26 Dec 2020, 00:17 Speaking of which, I was really disappointed by Wonder Woman 1984.
We made the mistake of watching this last night.
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by dead_elvis
31 Dec 2020, 13:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2312

Re: 2020 Status Check

Addendum by Jacob Siegel, one of my favorite people writing about 2020. I was going to quote but just wanted to quote it all: https://unherd.com/2020/12/why-americas-elites-keep-on-winning/ Cuomo handled Covid-19 the same way Bush handled 9/11, and wound up with pretty much the same type of fandom....
by dead_elvis
31 Dec 2020, 12:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2312

Re: 2020 Status Check

you have to keep squinting to find any message other than the stupid one. This might be the case since this year but for the years 2015-2019 it was easily google-able, no squinting required. I pointed this out multiple times in Reason comments and people always acted surprised. People didn't know b...
by dead_elvis
30 Dec 2020, 17:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8218
Views: 464252

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

Re: Mandalorian It's campy and fun. We just finished binging the whole thing. Agree with your take. Loved the guest stars, who were well used. Loved the McQuarrie-esque art. Of course there were massive idiocies but that would be beside the point. My kids love it. ...but the appeal to kids was the o...
by dead_elvis
30 Dec 2020, 10:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2312

Re: 2020 Status Check

2020 killed any hope I had that the country could come together in a crisis. That patriotism here could ever be redirected in a positive direction.
by dead_elvis
29 Dec 2020, 17:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Musical Russian Roulette
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Musical Russian Roulette

thoreau wrote: 28 Dec 2020, 23:39
Post your own combo of 5 hits and 1 did.

by dead_elvis
29 Dec 2020, 16:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8218
Views: 464252

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

Got to talking with a guy about movies/tv shows, said he liked science fiction, anything with spaceships in it etc. Asked if he watched The Expanse, and he said he started it for a bit but was turned off by the poor acting. Ok I get it, it's a fair knock, but I'm guessing he doesn't watch much if he...
by dead_elvis
29 Dec 2020, 15:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 5073
Views: 391931

Re: Food

I'm finding I quite enjoy a beverage of grape juice and coke. Mixture needs to lean towards coke about 2:1.
by dead_elvis
26 Dec 2020, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4528
Views: 313024

Re: When journalism goes bad

The Great Enverbening continues apace.
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by dead_elvis
26 Dec 2020, 11:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1349
Views: 103437

Re: Random news finds

The Secret History of the First Microprocessor, the F-14, and Me The "and Me" portion turns me off, I don't know why she feels it's necessary to insert herself into the story, but an otherwise inspiring tale of an unimpressive student finally hitting his stride and making an impressive contribution...
by dead_elvis
25 Dec 2020, 14:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1078
Views: 113535

Re: Tiny Triumphs

dhex wrote: 25 Dec 2020, 12:50 in lieu of the hated bird.
Hey, mother-in-law can be quite tender if marinated long enough.

(ba-dump-tish, I keed I keed. I know that plenty of MIL relationships don't fit the stereotype, including ours)
by dead_elvis
23 Dec 2020, 14:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617229

Re: Orange is the new President

Disgusting. Seriously, there needs to be some actual constraints put into place to prevent this kind of abuse of the privilege. Set aside the fact that the people in a position to write such restraints have no means of enforcing them and may themselves be in need of an executive pardon one day. Is ...
by dead_elvis
23 Dec 2020, 10:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617229

Re: Orange is the new President

Disgusting. Seriously, there needs to be some actual constraints put into place to prevent this kind of abuse of the privilege.
by dead_elvis
23 Dec 2020, 10:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2528
Views: 297837

Re: Market Failure!

To try to make HBOMax look less like a giant failure. I've been trying to figure out why they're failing. I suppose maybe they don't have new original TV content of the caliber and cultural ubiquity to which people have become accustomed*, but we went back to them for the season 2 of His Dark Mater...
by dead_elvis
21 Dec 2020, 16:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7411
Views: 427297

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

OFFS: The COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Would Make Illegal Streaming a Felony Providing relief via direct assistance and loans to struggling individuals and businesses hit hard by COVID-19 has been a priority for federal lawmakers this past month. But a gigantic spending bill has also become the opportunit...
by dead_elvis
21 Dec 2020, 16:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1018
Views: 109294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

If we're going there in terms of who "deserves" the vaccine, I'd have absolutely no problem with a commission to comb through social media and anyone who wasn't taking it seriously is at the very back end of the line. I'd add "or at all ever" but we need the herd protection thing (which is why the o...
by dead_elvis
21 Dec 2020, 16:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3151
Views: 296581

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

I really want to like Better Things because I love Pamela Adlon but I'm not sure my blood pressure can take it because damn I want to just murder her shitty-ass brat 2 older daughters.
by dead_elvis
18 Dec 2020, 21:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3151
Views: 296581

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

Apparently it made it to the pilot stage where it died a merciful death. Richard Ayoade Regrets Doing the U.S. Pilot for 'The IT Crowd Oh god I forgot about that. The problem was casting. If they'd had some US nerd-chic chick like Felicia Day or someone take Roy's role and had McHale as the tech-ig...
by dead_elvis
18 Dec 2020, 18:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3151
Views: 296581

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

Apparently it made it to the pilot stage where it died a merciful death.

Richard Ayoade Regrets Doing the U.S. Pilot for 'The IT Crowd
by dead_elvis
17 Dec 2020, 18:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617229

Re: Orange is the new President

Not surprising. What I found surprising was that the recent big supposedly Russian hack didn't originate with him or his close circle. Volodiya would never involve them in anything that requires competence. Or I figured there was some kind of code among hackers that Trump and his White House was to...
by dead_elvis
17 Dec 2020, 16:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 602
Views: 101775

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

Well I generally considered Criterion Collection to be something of a seal of quality but seeing they've added Armageddon I guess that's right out.
by dead_elvis
17 Dec 2020, 12:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617229

Re: Orange is the new President

Not surprising. What I found surprising was that the recent big supposedly Russian hack didn't originate with him or his close circle.