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Forum: Amusement Bark 16 December 2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 32,902
Posted By E. Q. Taft
A good friend is saying it's probably the best...

A good friend is saying it's probably the best animated superhero film he's ever seen. It hasn't quite displaced The Incredibles for me, but that has sentimental inertia on it's side -- when I've...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 December 2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 32,902
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon18 OK. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Yeah, see...

OK. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Yeah, see that. I won't try to explain it beyond what you've probably already seen if you've watched the trailers (if you *haven't* watched the trailers, then...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 December 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,483
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Chicken "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" making a...

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" making a brief trip through Indonesian and Corsican:

Do you have a little animal at Christmas
Let your heart be light
From here your problem escapes from...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 December 2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,483
Posted By E. Q. Taft
That the first two lines wound up rhyming is...

That the first two lines wound up rhyming is certainly cool.
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 December 2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 357
Posted By E. Q. Taft
A few of the (relatively) modern ones I like: ...

A few of the (relatively) modern ones I like:

Someday at Christmas
I Believe in Father Christmas
Christmas Wrapping

There's also Chistmas by the Who, but despite the title/lyrics I don't...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 December 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,483
Posted By E. Q. Taft
"Ruthless Euphemism" is my new philosophy of...

"Ruthless Euphemism" is my new philosophy of life. Or at least the name of my new band...
Forum: Fun House 12 December 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By E. Q. Taft
This is the Life ...

This is the Life (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1n5XqwUkYw)by Weird Al Yankovic.
Forum: Moot Court 12 December 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By E. Q. Taft
It's also occurred to me that he might face...

It's also occurred to me that he might face threats in prison from the non-white inmates, though I'm sure the Aryan Brotherhood types will be happy to have him.
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 December 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Always wondered what inspired that particular bit...

Always wondered what inspired that particular bit of casting -- not that he didn't do a fine job.

(Also liked his turn as Kent Nelson in Young Justice) [/hijack]

No traditional Christmas movies...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 December 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,483
Posted By E. Q. Taft
"I went to the teacher training session and...

"I went to the teacher training session and someone listened to me." Boy, what a rotten kid. :)
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 December 2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,483
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Well, if we're going to go that way, I ran Tom...

Well, if we're going to go that way, I ran Tom Lehrer's "A Christmas Carol" through Hebrew, Latin, and Arabic (honoring the three Abrahamic religions)...

This category is joy
The consent of the...
Forum: Moot Court 11 December 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Agreed. The judge accepted the jury's...

Agreed. The judge accepted the jury's recommendation, but the formal sentencing will take place later. He also still faces federal hate crime charges.

I would add: aside from my general...
Forum: Moot Court 11 December 2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Jury recommends life in prison plus 419 years for Charlottesville driver

A jury on Tuesday recommended life in prison plus 419 years for James Alex Fields Jr., convicted of killing Heather Heyer when he plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters last year at a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 December 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,483
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Since someone did the "Santa's Elves" song from...

Since someone did the "Santa's Elves" song from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I decided the Futurama equivalent (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB0vi_960gQ) needed a shot -- via Icelandic and...
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By E. Q. Taft
And here I hadn't realized what perverts my...

And here I hadn't realized what perverts my grandparents were, with their shag carpeting. My childhood is retroactively traumatic.
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 December 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Obviously leaving a lot out. We at least know...

Obviously leaving a lot out. We at least know for sure now that Hawkeye is around. I suspect a later trailer will include Captain Marvel, but only after her film is released.
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 December 2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 32,902
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Actually, the date for the traditional Robin Hood...

Actually, the date for the traditional Robin Hood stories is rather precise -- the time of King John, who reigned from 1199-1216. Or possibly just before that, since I believe he's generally...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 December 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,483
Posted By E. Q. Taft
"Sleigh Ride" via Nepali and Norwegian: ...

"Sleigh Ride" via Nepali and Norwegian:

Listen to jingles and their scent glands
Ting Ting-In also Color
Come on, it's a beautiful season
For a walk with you

Snow falls out
And friends do...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 December 2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon605 Bag Man: the investigation and resignation of Spiro Agnew

Sound familiar?

Largely buried in history under the avalanche that was Watergate, the unconnected criminal investigation that eventually led to the resignation of Vice-President Spiro Agnew is a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 December 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By E. Q. Taft
in Guardians of the Galaxy, Ronan was officially...

in Guardians of the Galaxy, Ronan was officially a renegade Kree who refused the honor the peace treaty his government had signed with the Nova Empire -- although it's also clear his government...
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 December 2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Captain Marvel - Trailer 2

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0LHxvxdRnYc" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: Social Studies 04 December 2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Also one might note that Obama acknowledged the...

Also one might note that Obama acknowledged the remark as a slip -- not that I think she really had to. Whereas I'm pretty sure Trump's followers are actually proud of his "bomb the NFBSK out of...
Forum: Amusement Bark 03 December 2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 34,483
Posted By E. Q. Taft
"What Child is This?" via Hindi, Nepali, and...

"What Child is This?" via Hindi, Nepali, and Hungarian:

What the baby is
Who started to relax?
Does she sleep at Mary's shepherd?
Hello, with whom angels make candy
Looking for shepherds?
...
Forum: Social Studies 03 December 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,195
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Michelle Obama's Take On 'Lean In'? 'That NFBSK Doesn't Work'

Michelle Obama's fans have often remarked that she comes across as authentic even as her every move is analyzed, and sometimes criticized.

One such moment of candor occurred this weekend, as the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 December 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By E. Q. Taft
A story on NPR this morning talked about one part...

A story on NPR this morning talked about one part of Bush's legacy being the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which he signed in 1990. His early support of the bill apparently helped overcome...
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