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Forum: Techno-Babble 20 November 2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By ASL
United States I’m not sure why you’re italicizing Roman. The...

I’m not sure why you’re italicizing Roman. The Byzantine Empire was the Roman Empire to its citizens.
Forum: Techno-Babble 20 November 2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By ASL
Ponder I think the real question for fans of alternate...

I think the real question for fans of alternate history is, on whose side would the Roman legions have fought during WWI, had the Byzantine Empire survived into the 20th century? And before anyone...
Forum: Techno-Babble 20 November 2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By ASL
Yeah, I think you’re right. Sorry.

Yeah, I think you’re right. Sorry.
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 November 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By ASL
Reading What exactly do you think you're refuting from my...

What exactly do you think you're refuting from my previous posts? It is true that there was a Byzantine Empire until the 15th century, but a time-lapse of the territory they controlled is telling:
...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 November 2018, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By ASL
Vanishing Is that what "punk" culture is about? Dying young...

Is that what "punk" culture is about? Dying young to escape some presumed imminent apocalypse? Who’d have thought that Jesus, of all people, was a punk.

BT

It turns out the documentary I was...
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 November 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By ASL
Vanishing Yeah, I feel like this is one of those "academic"...

Yeah, I feel like this is one of those "academic" stories that gets recycled every couple years because it appeals to a general audience, never mind that it lacks any kind broad support among the...
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 November 2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By ASL
TV You’re in luck. Yale has made recordings of a...

You’re in luck. Yale has made recordings of a course on the early Middle Ages available online:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL77A337915A76F660

Lesson nine is the reign of Justinian,...
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 November 2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By ASL
Flame I blame Justinian. Italy was doing just fine...

I blame Justinian. Italy was doing just fine under the Ostrogoths. Then he gets delusions of grandeur, sends his crony Belisarius in to retake the western half of the empire, and next thing you know...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 November 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,735
Posted By ASL
Granted, they buried it all the way in the second...

Granted, they buried it all the way in the second paragraph, but according to the article:



I support the re-wording. I also wish they’d cover Texas v. White, for those who think the question...
Forum: Moot Court 16 November 2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By ASL
Teacher Hey, I’m more than happy to buy into a story...

Hey, I’m more than happy to buy into a story about how one of those supposedly more enlightened/socially conscious Western European countries isn’t really all it’s cracked up to be.

With that...
Forum: Moot Court 16 November 2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By ASL
Ponder That was the one and only claim the defense put...

That was the one and only claim the defense put forward, and the proesecution's case was air tight?
Forum: Police Blotter 15 November 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By ASL
Seaboe/TL: Sure, and that woman, pushing a cart...

Seaboe/TL: Sure, and that woman, pushing a cart around the grocery store, who realizes too late that she only has enough money for the bus fare home, and oh no! she has a little girl with diabetes...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 November 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By ASL
Homeless man and couple allegedly made up story for GoFundMe get rich quick scheme

Homeless man and couple allegedly made up story for GoFundMe get rich quick scheme (https://abc13.com/homeless-man-and-couple-allegedly-made-up-story-for-gofundme/4692720/)



To recap, the story...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 November 2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By ASL
Shifty Eyes I’ll come clean. I actually think Tom Cruise is a...

I’ll come clean. I actually think Tom Cruise is a pretty good actor, never mind how whacky he is IRL, but it was the best retort I could come up with in context.
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 November 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By ASL
Icon07 I was referring to Tom Cruise.

I was referring to Tom Cruise.
Forum: SLC 14 November 2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 179,119
Posted By ASL
Icon106 "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad" is an actual...

"Going Down the Road Feeling Bad" is an actual song by Woody Guthrie, rather than being something made up for Stan's dad to sing in a roadside camp after South Park (along with the rest of the world)...
Forum: SLC 14 November 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,774
Posted By ASL
I’ve seen it already. Road my bike through it...

I’ve seen it already. Road my bike through it along what was once US 17 (what is still US 17 parallels it) and went clear on to North Carolina. Here’s a picture I took on the other side:
...
Forum: SLC 13 November 2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 92,774
Posted By ASL
Driver Sounds nice. I would love to be able to go on a...

Sounds nice. I would love to be able to go on a road trip, and not have the prospect of trying to make it through the Hampton Roads Bride-Tunnel (mostly the tunnel) looming over me on the return trip.
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 November 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By ASL
IDK, there have been plenty of computers depicted...

IDK, there have been plenty of computers depicted in fiction that have had their voices done by human actors. I’m hard pressed to think of one with a major speaking role that hasn’t had a voice actor...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 November 2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By ASL
Borg This thread is too important for me to allow you...

This thread is too important for me to allow you to jeapordize it.
Forum: Techno-Babble 13 November 2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,662
Posted By ASL
So is intelligent design, and if you’re...

So is intelligent design, and if you’re suggestive enough, the evidence against might as well be the evidence for, so *shrug*.

So far, the random space debris we do know about well enough to point...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 November 2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By ASL
Ponder I’d have gone with "will I dream?" ETA - For...

I’d have gone with "will I dream?"

ETA - For those who aren’t as familiar with the sequel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OlCzxFuV9c
Forum: SLC 12 November 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,638
Posted By ASL
Vanishing But it’s been running on a continuous playback...

But it’s been running on a continuous playback loop ever since.
Forum: Fun House 10 November 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By ASL
Not possible. The earth is closer to the sun, so...

Not possible. The earth is closer to the sun, so the rays would be divergent. That’s why it’s warmer here.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 November 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 89,479
Posted By ASL
Except I don't accept that the verses referred to...

Except I don't accept that the verses referred to in that video (the real verses, not the satirical mis-quotes) are truly representative of Jesus' teachings on the whole.

Or even that Jesus is...
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