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by Andrew
24 Apr 2020, 11:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1449
Views: 190893

Re: Music for the Masses

New song from the Rolling Stones: Living in a Ghost Town

I like it.
by Andrew
23 Apr 2020, 13:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10121
Views: 685285

Re: Petty annoyances

I know this is common knowledge, but the windows search function is so unbelievably bad. I know I've written a motion on this issue before. I know the main keywords and cases that are in it. Yet searching those words brings up nothing. Somehow, the search brings up many results with none of the word...
by Andrew
22 Apr 2020, 17:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Joys in the time of Quarantine
Replies: 34
Views: 4381

Re: Joys in the time of Quarantine

All 5 of Charles Portis' books are $2 for the Kindle version right now: Norwood, True Grit, Dog of the South, Masters of Atlantis, and Gringos. Even used, they can be tough to find in physical form, so 10 bucks for the digital lot is not bad.
by Andrew
20 Apr 2020, 23:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3525
Views: 272090

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Wednesday will be the first day at or above 90 degrees. Saturday or Sunday will be the first 100-degree day.

In other words, after a very pleasant March and April, it's about to get hot quickly. I hope heat really does diminish the infection rate of covid so there's at least one upside.
by Andrew
20 Apr 2020, 10:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8333
Views: 615963

Re: Orange is the new President

thoreau wrote: 19 Apr 2020, 23:24
One thing that genuinely does mystify me, with no snark: Trump is one of the least masculine, least adult people in public life. Needy, whiny, defensive, pleading, scared of women, terrified of more powerful men.
I am at a loss about why his base sees him as manly or strong.
Scared of women?
by Andrew
19 Apr 2020, 14:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1018
Views: 109083

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Ah, well, if we're posting our scarce items scores, I think we have more than enough toilet paper at this point for months. Also, at least at the big box stores, it no longer seems to be in short supply. Disinfecting wipes, otoh, are as rare as unobtanium. I went to Costco this morning. They had pl...
by Andrew
19 Apr 2020, 14:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Your COVID-19 Playlist
Replies: 23
Views: 2130

Re: Your COVID-19 Playlist

John Lennon - Nobody Told Me (especially the chorus)
by Andrew
19 Apr 2020, 14:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34556

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

There's also the low-effort shitpost version that I'm sure the Branch Davidians took great comfort in their final moments that the siege against them was done by a Democratic administration full of earnest believers in the positive power of government.
by Andrew
19 Apr 2020, 13:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34556

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I'm quite certain that if we lived in some mirror universe where Romney won in 2012, the Blues had the Senate in 2016, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg died suddenly in February 2016, the Blues would confirm a nominee. Maybe they wouldn't confirm the first nominee, but they'd hold a hearing, they'd hold a v...
by Andrew
18 Apr 2020, 14:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34556

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I'm quite certain that if we lived in some mirror universe where Romney won in 2012, the Blues had the Senate in 2016, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg died suddenly in February 2016, the Blues would confirm a nominee. Maybe they wouldn't confirm the first nominee, but they'd hold a hearing, they'd hold a v...
by Andrew
16 Apr 2020, 14:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2810
Views: 265083

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

lunchstealer wrote: 16 Apr 2020, 13:40 Brian Dennehy 81
Who will Lifetime cast now as the sexually abusive boss?
by Andrew
15 Apr 2020, 09:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1188
Views: 119760

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

Jasper wrote: 15 Apr 2020, 08:59 I've yet to see Jodorowsky's Dune documentary.
I rarely watch documentaries, but I enjoyed it. When you see the illustrated script pages by Moebius, it becomes apparent how much influence those ideas had in scifi movies for the next decade.
by Andrew
15 Apr 2020, 08:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1512
Views: 133315

Re: The Lust to Acquire

dbcooper wrote: 15 Apr 2020, 02:56
JD wrote: 14 Apr 2020, 21:59 Speaking of collections, I really, really wish there were an Elric omnibus. A long time ago I had most of the paperbacks and got rid of them during a move.
You might like some of M. John Harrison's stuff?
I've never read a book that hated the reader as much as the second Viriconium book.
by Andrew
13 Apr 2020, 15:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1538
Views: 125155

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

For nicole: Pandemic Puts IVF treatments on hold

Cranking out more kids is obviously a necessity during the pandemic.
by Andrew
11 Apr 2020, 16:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3210
Views: 263044

Re: What are you reading?

Jake wrote: 11 Apr 2020, 16:02 Njal's Saga -- it's an Icelandic saga about Norsemen getting into fights, killing each other, and then rebalancing the scales via lawsuit. Better than it sounds!
Kinda sounds like The Long Ships by Bengtsson.
by Andrew
08 Apr 2020, 08:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2810
Views: 265083

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

Ellie wrote: 07 Apr 2020, 22:40God dammit.
by Andrew
07 Apr 2020, 17:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34556

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

MFA? Maybe it's the beerhiv but I can't recall what that'd be. Green New Deal seems mostly to be the hard left being hard left, and it seems like the bulk of the party and especially the establishment is patting them on the head and saying, "Good Job! Here's a gold star and the shittiest committee ...
by Andrew
07 Apr 2020, 13:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Predictions for 2030
Replies: 130
Views: 8854

Re: Predictions for 2030

I detect too much glee in the act of a government shutting down an economy. I detect too much glee in people calling the cops on each other for violations of stay at home. I think there is a sense that people really enjoy having a thing so big they can impose themselves. The hiking forums on reddit...
by Andrew
06 Apr 2020, 19:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34556

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

So wait, are the people who have the nerve to disagree with you nihilists or cynics? Or are they all covered by the same broad brush? The person who stated that the whole argument is just an attempt to disprove the "both sides are equally as bad as each other at all times" inclination (Warren, befo...
by Andrew
04 Apr 2020, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1018
Views: 109083

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Twba wrote: 04 Apr 2020, 02:59 I am now a full on contrarian. If I still lived in Arizona, I would play golf on my day off. You can have my six iron when you pry it from my cold dead hands.
I'd be at the gym or yoga every day if they were open.
by Andrew
03 Apr 2020, 20:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3210
Views: 263044

Re: What are you reading?

I finally finished Europe Central by Vollmann. By the end, I couldn't stand the fictionalized portrayal of Shostakovich or the invented love-triangle he was in, but otherwise I thought it was great. The use of characters from both sides of the Eastern Front did a memorable job of emphasizing it was ...
by Andrew
03 Apr 2020, 19:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 1018
Views: 109083

Re: Random covid-19 observations

great idea putting all those young and healthy fuckers out of work. All he really needed to do is tell the oldsters to stay the fuck home, because everyone else is fucking walking all over the fucking place spreading their germs while the economy crashes and burns. This is the biggest shit show I h...
by Andrew
29 Mar 2020, 12:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2810
Views: 265083

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

Krzysztof Penderecki, the composer of many of the pieces used in the soundtrack to The Shining.
by Andrew
28 Mar 2020, 17:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 326
Views: 62880

Re: On the modern electric guitar

I was watching this video when I noticed that one of the 3 (!) bassists (probably necessary to play this song live) was using a bass with a split head and what appeared to be an aluminum neck: The Gene Clark No Other Band - No Other (live 2014) (good shot of the bass at 2:29) I thought Travis Beans ...