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Forum: Techno-Babble 16 December 2017, 07:41 PM
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Psychic Meh. Arthur C. Clarke already did it...

Meh. Arthur C. Clarke already did it (https://en.www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama).
Forum: SLC 16 December 2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,926
Posted By ASL
Cowboy Call it wabi-sabi...

Call it wabi-sabi (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi) and you're good!
Forum: Techno-Babble 16 December 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By ASL
Icon81 What, did ICQ go kaput as well?

What, did ICQ go kaput as well?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 794
Posted By ASL
Ponder In that case, why bother? Why not just lie. It...

In that case, why bother? Why not just lie. It just seems awfully contrived to go to all the trouble of getting the "to be accused" to do what you want to accuse them of when there are no witnesses...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 794
Posted By ASL
Teacher Yes, exactly: if a lobbyist dresses in tight...

Yes, exactly: if a lobbyist dresses in tight clothing, then clearly--as you say--nothing fits. Otherwise it wouldn't be so tight. Being so tight, it must be a pain to wriggle out of at the end of the...
Forum: SLC 14 December 2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 12,926
Posted By ASL
Icon401 It's time to come clean: my bed and most of my...

It's time to come clean: my bed and most of my furniture have been in storage for 4 years now. 1.5 of them were for a really good reason: I was in Bahrain and rented a furnished flat. But the last...
Forum: Rantidote 12 December 2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 132,104
Posted By ASL
Icon05 Where I come from, we call this sort of blatant...

Where I come from, we call this sort of blatant contradiction a thread conundrum (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=1966121#post1966121).

Conundrator!:fish:
Forum: Rantidote 11 December 2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 132,104
Posted By ASL
Reading Every day. And in this house, we only respect the...

Every day. And in this house, we only respect the em dash on Fridays after 10 PM. Anytime outside that very narrow window and we have strict instructions to just stop reading. Makes it difficult to...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,255
Posted By ASL
Thank you! That explains why the last few lines...

Thank you! That explains why the last few lines seemed so unnatural: my Catholicism lapsed over a decade ago. Apparently the version I grew up with was from the 1928 book of common prayer. I mean,...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,255
Posted By ASL
Ponder Just something I've inferred, through casual...

Just something I've inferred, through casual conversation. And Kim Davis. Remember Kim Davis? Perfect example.
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 December 2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By ASL
Icon18 Good, our first catch phrase of the day.

Good, our first catch phrase of the day.
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,255
Posted By ASL
Read This! That was kind of my point: he's already...

That was kind of my point: he's already implicitly (heck maybe even explicitly) out against the KJV. The whole Protestant vs. Catholic thing ought to make the Pope's opinion moot (to anyone but...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 December 2017, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By ASL
Icon18 I have, but this is more from personal experience...

I have, but this is more from personal experience serving in the armed forces of an evil empire trying to put down a rebellion than anything else. Filthy rebel scum...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 December 2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By ASL
Ponder I wonder... Did the draftees and Clone War-era...

I wonder... Did the draftees and Clone War-era veterans on the Death Star leave many families behind, or did the Empire follow Federation rules and allow the families to reside on board, in which...
Forum: Social Studies 09 December 2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,255
Posted By ASL
But why would a Protestant (who knew what/who...

But why would a Protestant (who knew what/who they were protesting) care about the Pope's latest pronouncement on the nature of god? I guess that's for them, really: they can believe what they want,...
Forum: Social Studies 09 December 2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,255
Posted By ASL
Teacher I should have clarified "within the United...

I should have clarified "within the United States, which makes up the bulk of NPR's reading/listening audience."

ETA: it's part of a LTTAM trend I see where members of Protestant denominations...
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 December 2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By ASL
Military The final scene in The Long Gray Line,...

The final scene in The Long Gray Line, specifically where he imagines a pair of his former cadets standing across the parade ground as the young men who went off to war. They really should have been...
Forum: Social Studies 09 December 2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,255
Posted By ASL
Icon05 Next thing you know, the Pope will come out...

Next thing you know, the Pope will come out against the KJV.

Which is my way of saying I don't know why most Christians care what the Pope has to say about he lord's prayer.
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 04 December 2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By ASL
Ponder Or not. I guess I'll wait for the Washington Post...

Or not. I guess I'll wait for the Washington Post to chime in.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-military-civilians-killed-august-raid-somalia-51464842

Did I ever tell you about...
Forum: SLC 03 December 2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 112,740
Posted By ASL
United States Is it President's Day already?

Is it President's Day already?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 December 2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By ASL
Ponder I think one of the issues is whether or not it...

I think one of the issues is whether or not it was disclosed. If it is required to be disclosed and wasn't disclosed, it doesn't matter what the reason was.

...right?
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 30 November 2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By ASL
Bang Head You are continuing to draw a false equivalence...

You are continuing to draw a false equivalence between the discretionary employment of nuclear weapons by a submarine commander without higher orders vs. orders from the President to employ strategic...
Forum: War, What Is It Good For? 29 November 2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By ASL
Read This! Not only that, but it wasn't a missile, it was a...

Not only that, but it wasn't a missile, it was a torpedo. So, yeah, there's a difference between a soviet XO vetoing (presumably IAW regulations) the use of a tactical nuclear weapon when the CO...
Forum: Techno-Babble 26 November 2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,697
Posted By ASL
Heavt breathing I don't suppose there's a shot of him actually...

I don't suppose there's a shot of him actually getting into the rocket for launch, is there?

Anyways, lord protect this rocket house and all who dwell within the rocket house and all that jazz.
Forum: SLC 26 November 2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,514
Posted By ASL
Icon101 Thank you! Finally, a little courtesy...

Thank you! Finally, a little courtesy...
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