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by Kolohe
Yesterday, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12512
Views: 1039370

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

by Kolohe
22 Feb 2021, 12:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Conspiracy and Kooky thinking
Replies: 110
Views: 7941

Re: Conspiracy and Kooky thinking

Huh, apparently ‘southern snow is a crisis actor’ is at least old enough to have an article written about it in 2014

https://www.popsci.com/article/science/ ... -its-real/
by Kolohe
22 Feb 2021, 11:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 612
Views: 103951

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

Good quick analysis video of the United flight out of Denver this past weekend whose engine went kablooey.

by Kolohe
21 Feb 2021, 13:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 510
Views: 70291

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

I’m not sure if the Great Reveal in WandaVision was actually lackluster, or if I have only myself to blame - in that watching every analysis & speculation video for prior episodes made this latest episode’s Big Twist underwhelming. I will say, watching yet another analysis & speculation video improv...
by Kolohe
20 Feb 2021, 16:14
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.

I always thought it likely that if he had not lost his hearing, he would have quit around that time, with the premise that the hearing loss and challenges overcoming that (and keeping it hidden for a while) actually made his job interesting for him for the first time in a while. (The two other poten...
by Kolohe
20 Feb 2021, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12512
Views: 1039370

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Went down a rabbit hole looking up stuff in the Kipnis essay, and came across this, a long-ish disquisition on Philip Roth (of Portnoy’s complaint fame) which itself contains now-obscure references to numerous twentieth century literary figures (mostly Jewish). I.e. I didn’t recognize most of the na...
by Kolohe
20 Feb 2021, 13:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12512
Views: 1039370

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

That was well written, but there’s a few unexamined premises that undermine it. E.g. what if 30is 40ish old men aren’t the best interpreters of tween girls coming of age, and never have been? What if professor - student relationships are Actually Bad? But also, and she almost gets there with a line ...
by Kolohe
18 Feb 2021, 13:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4136
Views: 374573

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

I've gotten infatuated with Mesopotamian history lately. I think I heard one too many people in my professional world downplay math and reading (yes, really), and I'm like "Fuck it. I'm more interested in the people who invented math and reading." I have 3 different Gilgamesh translations on my she...
by Kolohe
17 Feb 2021, 22:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9333
Views: 529419

Re: Observations of the Random sort

A discussion of money in ancient Mesopotamia. At 9:10 they say that 8 grams of silver could buy 300 liters of barley. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/20-xiaoli-ouyang-silver-in-sumer-money-in-mesopotamia/id1534428319?i=1000508489727 Nowadays 8 grams of silver is about $7. A bushel of barley (...
by Kolohe
16 Feb 2021, 22:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280393

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Fwiw I’ve heard that the guy resigned from the job shortly after the post went viral
by Kolohe
16 Feb 2021, 20:17
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. Some...
by Kolohe
14 Feb 2021, 23:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 510
Views: 70291

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Careful, it’s icy out there in most of the country now.

ETA - aren’t both of them already in currently running sitcoms?

ETA 2 ok, only Park is in a network sitcom now, it’s not Dennings, it’s the other broke girl that’s in the Cedric the Entertainer show.
by Kolohe
14 Feb 2021, 17:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 510
Views: 70291

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

I just finished the latest episode of WandaVision. I demand a new series with Darcy and Agent Woo going around solving cool mcu related mysteries. I have spoken. I definitely think that the final scene of the final episode will have some set up and announcement of a spin off show for a supporting c...
by Kolohe
14 Feb 2021, 17:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 448
Views: 83404

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

https://twitter.com/equalityAlec/status/1360326838279618567?s=20 I'm not gonna follow the link because just the tweet makes me want to stab somebody but maybe y'all want to read it I dunno fucking HELL why is everyone the WORST The second link on the thread goes to a story where the proposed initia...
by Kolohe
14 Feb 2021, 17:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: Post Urbanism?

My second is that the whole premise of location based municipal taxation is kind of upended. I don't understand what you mean by this. Do you have municipal income tax? Even without that, a critical revenue stream for cities has been the meal tax for the office lunch crowd. The trend in my observat...
by Kolohe
12 Feb 2021, 13:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1087
Views: 116816

Re: Tiny Triumphs

Congrats! Enjoy your long future of doing nothing at all to maintain that income, as the Twitter kids keep telling me. To be fair they have a bit of a point. The only reason I have the house is that I outlived my parents. (The house I bought with my own money I’m still futzing around with) (the hou...
by Kolohe
11 Feb 2021, 17:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1087
Views: 116816

Re: Tiny Triumphs

finally got my first bit of positive cash flow on a rental property I own, after years of futzing around with it, and several months of nothing but contractor bills.
by Kolohe
11 Feb 2021, 11:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69425

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

It will be serious when they have actual money behind them. They don’t.

Every poll shows that the vast majority of Republicans are Trump loyalists, some despite what he’s done since the Nov 3 election, others because of it.
by Kolohe
11 Feb 2021, 10:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 283
Views: 36931

Re: PS 411

I know who she is, but tbf ‘London Breed’ does sound like a UK skinhead football hooligan gang.
by Kolohe
09 Feb 2021, 12:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8368
Views: 636487

Re: Orange is the new President

I was thinking the same exact thing. I wonder if there is some sort of multi year membership you buy into after a certain age and/or reduced activity. ETA - not according to this https://www.sagaftra.org/membership-benefits/membership-costs I suppose one could just forget they were still paying if a...
by Kolohe
07 Feb 2021, 14:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2529
Views: 306976

Re: Market Failure!

The overall lack of large superbowl gatherings has significantly and negatively affected the retail chicken wing market at the local grocery store.

Basically, it's only get them right from the hot bar, or get a couple of overpriced packages of tyson's frozen.
by Kolohe
05 Feb 2021, 09:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 510
Views: 70291

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Episode 4 really turned up the intrigue of Wandavision and has given me some high hopes for the finish. I was almost out on Wandavision after the first 15 minutes of the first episode, but certainly now I’m fully onboard. I don’t like it quite as much as Legion (though maybe because I was going int...
by Kolohe
04 Feb 2021, 23:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner
Replies: 246
Views: 23184

Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Finished up disco season 1 on regular cbs. And then caught up on this thread. And got confused with Orville talk - including my own. I didn't hate STD aka Disco as much as some of you. I also thought the lead actress was fine. Sarek being on it is something I wasnt thrilled with the begining (though...
by Kolohe
04 Feb 2021, 23:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When do you think Trumpeachment will happen?
Replies: 194
Views: 24514

Re: When do you think Trumpeachment will happen?

The most recent one was on video, and I forgot it was actually during the campaign, a lawsuit over a restaurant pulling out over the old post office hotel deal.

https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-th ... ule-228953
by Kolohe
04 Feb 2021, 19:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3212
Views: 269976

Re: What are you reading?

Explained in later books in the series.