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Forum: Amusement Bark 17 August 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By E. Q. Taft
I actually wasn't at all sure when I first...

I actually wasn't at all sure when I first watched it, as the players actions were so odd. (The way they tried to chase down the one baserunner after the play was essentially over, for instance.) ...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 August 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Baseball Texas Rangers Pull A Rare Triple Play Not Seen In 106 Years

The Texas Rangers pulled off a triple play against the the Los Angeles Angels Thursday that hasn’t happened in over 100 years.
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Forum: Rantidote 16 August 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 63,899
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Bang Head Why the hell don't they make relatively...

Why the hell don't they make relatively inexpensive cameras with actual viewfinders any more? I can't POSSIBLY be the only one out there who finds it much easier to frame a picture and hold the...
Forum: Moot Court 16 August 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,489
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Maybe we could come up with some Humanist or...

Maybe we could come up with some Humanist or Atheist equivalent of a Bar Mitzvah or Confirmation ceremony (at which a young person accepts responsibility for his own actions and affirms that any...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 August 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I saw some articles where they said that twitter...

I saw some articles where they said that twitter hoped this might cause Jones to "change his behavior." Um....sure.
Forum: Police Blotter 16 August 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By E. Q. Taft
"Does cocaine make you fart? Asking for a...

"Does cocaine make you fart? Asking for a friend."
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 August 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week

Twitter has suspended far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platform for one week.

https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/14/media/twitter-alex-jones/index.html
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 August 2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Death Toll In Genoa Bridge Collapse Rises To 39

A day after the sudden collapse of a section of highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, shock has given way to anger and blame as the number of people killed, including several children, climbs to 39.
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Forum: Amusement Bark 15 August 2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The old line about certain alleged beers being...

The old line about certain alleged beers being like making love in a canoe comes back to mind...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 August 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 64
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Sudan: 22 children drown as boat taking them to school sinks

At least 22 children have drowned in Sudan when their boat sank in the Nile while they were on their way to school, according to official media.

A woman also died when the vessel went down around...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 August 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By E. Q. Taft
They also promised a free Bud Light to everyone...

They also promised a free Bud Light to everyone in California (https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/06/28/free-beer-bud-light-california-mexico-world-cup/) if Mexico advanced to the quarter-finals in...
Forum: Moot Court 14 August 2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Judge West Virginia House votes to impeach entire state Supreme Court

The West Virginia House of Delegates voted on Monday to impeach the state’s entire Supreme Court, a remarkable move occasioned by reports of extravagant spending by the court’s five members, one of...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 August 2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By E. Q. Taft
This cruel Bud Light smart fridge unlocks only when the Cleveland Browns win

Football season is almost here, and Bud Light has put together something special for the fans of the eternally suffering Cleveland Browns: Cleveland Browns Victory Fridges, a bunch of custom-made,...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 August 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Flame Youths in Swedish towns burn and vandalize scores of cars

Youths torched and vandalized scores of cars in the Swedish city of Gothenburg and surrounding towns and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Tuesday the disturbances looked organized “almost like a...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 August 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon106 Hundreds injured when boardwalk collapses into the sea at Spanish festival

Hundreds of people were injured when a wooden boardwalk collapsed into the sea at a music and urban sports festival in northwestern Spain, authorities said Monday.

Regional health chief Jesus...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 August 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Cheer Counter-protesters far outnumber white nationalists arriving in Washington

Hundreds of people congregated in Lafayette Park on Sunday, just steps away from the White House, to protest the second Unite the Right rally, a gathering aimed to bring together multiple white...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 August 2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Saw a snarky meme on FB today charging that this...

Saw a snarky meme on FB today charging that this ban is actually a false-flag operation by Jones to make him look persecuted. :D
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 August 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By E. Q. Taft
TV 'Insatiable' trailer slammed for fat-shaming; full series actually worse

“Insatiable,” Netflix’s latest controversial, teen-oriented release, arrives this weekend on the streaming service. Crass, oafish and painfully unfunny for 12 seemingly endless episodes, “Insatiable”...
Forum: Business Bytes 10 August 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Of course, give it a few years, and they'll all...

Of course, give it a few years, and they'll all be driverless anyway....
Forum: Business Bytes 09 August 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Driver New York’s Uber Cap Is Good News for Basically Everyone

Three years ago, when the New York mayor attempted to cap the number of Uber vehicles in New York City, the Democrat was broken and humiliated by Uber’s ruthless PR campaign. At the time, the city...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 August 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By E. Q. Taft
One poster on the twitter thread said s/he...

One poster on the twitter thread said s/he recognized one of the photographers as being the staff photographer at a zoo (I think the Bronx Zoo). Though that doesn't mean that the same photographer...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 August 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Squirrel Animals interrupting wildlife photographers is my new joy

https://twitter.com/Polychromantium/status/1027268864717938688

There are apparently more out there, but this twitter feed...well, just go look.

Why some of those photographers are still alive...
Forum: Social Studies 09 August 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By E. Q. Taft
How 2,000-year-old roads predict modern-day prosperity

Prosperity begets prosperity: On a global level, economists and historians have shown that places that prospered 100, 500, even 1,000 years ago tend to be more economically developed today.

But...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Beware the Slippery Slope of Facebook Censorship

The death-pit for civil liberties is usually found in a combination of fringe/unpopular people or ideas and a national security emergency.

This is where we are with this unsettling new confab of...
Forum: Business Bytes 08 August 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Is Jack in the Box’s new ad really offensive, or are people just busting his bowls?

AdWeek creative editor David Griner recently slammed Jack in the Box’s new commercial as “one of the most tone-deaf ads of the #MeToo era.” Then again, someone on Twitter says she can’t wait to get...
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