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Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 April 2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By E. Q. Taft
It wouldn't be so bad if it were just Alex Jones...

It wouldn't be so bad if it were just Alex Jones ranting on television and radio (although I think it's still a form of slander, if he's saying genuine victims and their relations were "crisis...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 April 2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By E. Q. Taft
And, as I've seen pointed out, he keeps insisting...

And, as I've seen pointed out, he keeps insisting he's not a hero -- which is, of course, exactly the sort of thing a real hero would say.
Forum: Police Blotter 25 April 2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I do think that it's important to distinguish...

I do think that it's important to distinguish what kind of mental illness we're talking about. I suffer from chronic depression, which might make me a suicide risk (I've never been suicidal, but...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 April 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I know, right? To think that Taylor Swift was...

I know, right? To think that Taylor Swift was stalking him, when it's obvious she wants me. :p

Seriously, I believe I read that the police in Illinois did take his guns away and forbid him from...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 April 2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By E. Q. Taft
We should be able to eat waffles in peace — but...

We should be able to eat waffles in peace — but Trump and the NRA accept this kind of terrorism...
Forum: Police Blotter 23 April 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 628
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Waffle House shooting suspect captured after 4 slain

The suspected gunman in the Waffle House shooting near Nashville, Tennessee, that left four dead was captured Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The gunman killed two men outside the restaurant...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 April 2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,735
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'm momentarily tempted to start the Star Trek...

I'm momentarily tempted to start the Star Trek transporter debate....
Forum: The Doctor Is In 20 April 2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Why do I have a feeling that the mere title of...

Why do I have a feeling that the mere title of this book will lead to a widespread conspiracy theory that autism is a Nazi plot?

Seriously, this is one of those things that is most difficult to...
Forum: Moot Court 20 April 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By E. Q. Taft
At the company I work for, yes, sales tax is...

At the company I work for, yes, sales tax is dependent on the destination address. (We sometimes get puzzled/irate callers from states like Oregon that don't charge sales tax, wanting to know why...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 April 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 87,860
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I can imagine some of them habitually not wearing...

I can imagine some of them habitually not wearing a watch just to avoid the temptation (or because, like many modern folks, they get their time from their cellphones now).
Forum: Social Studies 20 April 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I just think "eSwanti" sounds like an online...

I just think "eSwanti" sounds like an online commerce company with a vague business plan.
Forum: Social Studies 19 April 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'

There are not many people in the world who are able to change the name of a nation. But King Mswati can - he is one of the world's few absolute monarchs.

King Mswati III of Swaziland announced on...
Forum: Rantidote 13 April 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 35,755
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I have a friend who goes to Dennys often enough...

I have a friend who goes to Dennys often enough that she finds the discount they give to AARP members more than pays her membership dues.

I actually joined for a year, but never made any use of...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 April 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 501,589
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I wouldn't necessarily say I like it, but there's...

I wouldn't necessarily say I like it, but there's an ad for a company called Laird Superfoods that's been turning up in my Pandora feed lately, whose announcer -- particularly after watching this...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 April 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,451
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Furious Koch Brothers Sell Paul Ryan on eBay...

Furious Koch Brothers Sell Paul Ryan on eBay (https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/furious-koch-brothers-sell-paul-ryan-on-ebay)

(Unfortunately I think the headline is funnier than the...
Forum: Rantidote 11 April 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 35,755
Posted By E. Q. Taft
My Pandora channel has lately been playing a lot...

My Pandora channel has lately been playing a lot of ads to try to get me to go "premium." I don't mind that -- they're not as annoying as some of the other ads that rotate through. But, I've also...
Forum: Rantidote 11 April 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,064
Posted By E. Q. Taft
God, could you send me some? I haven't seen BBQ...

God, could you send me some? I haven't seen BBQ Fritos in southern California for decades. (The Chili-Cheese ones are ubiquitous. I also occasionally see the Honey BBQ "Twist" variety, but they're...
Forum: Social Studies 11 April 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By E. Q. Taft
While I don't think I ever saw I Spy, I do recall...

While I don't think I ever saw I Spy, I do recall the episode of Get Smart! that parodied it, with Maxwell Smart going undercover as a ping-pong champion and Nipsey Russell playing the Cosby part....
Forum: Social Studies 11 April 2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I didn't watch "I Spy" as a kid, but I do...

I didn't watch "I Spy" as a kid, but I do remember Cosby's first sitcom (which I think was just called "The Bill Cosby Show") where he played a gym teacher. He also had a variety show in the...
Forum: Social Studies 10 April 2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Somewhat on the same topic: What About “The...

Somewhat on the same topic:

What About “The Breakfast Club”? (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/what-about-the-breakfast-club-molly-ringwald-metoo-john-hughes-pretty-in-pink) by...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 April 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,034
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Sinclair TV host's show canceled for tweeting sexual threat at David Hogg

A conservative commentator who sent a violent and vulgar tweet saying he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St....
Forum: Social Studies 10 April 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I think the tricky thing is when you've been...

I think the tricky thing is when you've been exposed to and developed an appreciation for the art long before the stories (let alone the proof) of the misbehavior surfaces. I mean, I'd been a fan of...
Forum: Social Studies 09 April 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,477
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Ponder My Bill Cosby Friendship and When Bad People Make Good Art

Since the Oct. 5 New York Times article detailing the atrocities of Harvey Weinstein, a growing tsunami of outrage has washed through American culture. From celebrities Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 April 2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The NFL’s plan to protect America from witches

Witches, man. Just when you thought we were safe from their malignant influence on America’s virtue, the NFL has proven we are still in real danger from their dark powers. It is fortunate for our...
Forum: Fun House 06 April 2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Latest firing from Trump Cabinet: Dr. Evil

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