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Forum: Techno-Babble 21 November 2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 160
Posted By ASL
Not necessarily the whole universe, just itself....

Not necessarily the whole universe, just itself. We are a flash in the pan on a universal time scale and there is still plenty of time for us to either wipe ourselves out or go radio silent by other...
Forum: SLC 16 November 2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 148,292
Posted By ASL
Icon18 It's finished. Synopsis is below. Peter...

It's finished. Synopsis is below.

Peter Cabell leads a mission to force miners off asteroid 7 Iris and rescue possible hostages. He dies and Walashy, his First Sergeant, leaves his body behind....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 August 2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Ponder Look, I appreciate that you're a white penis,...

Look, I appreciate that you're a white penis, just like I am, but I don't think we're going to ever see eye to eye on this.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 August 2017, 03:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Jaded Then it's agreed: from here on out, in lieu of...

Then it's agreed: from here on out, in lieu of traditional gender pronouns and (if needed for clarity) racial or ethnic descriptors, we will simply refer to the color and type of genitals. Because I...
Forum: Moot Court 21 August 2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,415
Posted By ASL
Ponder It's not at all clear that his losses are due to...

It's not at all clear that his losses are due to PETA's frivolous lawsuit (which they lost). I assumed that his losses were due to his own efforts to fight for the copyright.

Wouldn't he be able...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 August 2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Teacher Over the line or not, I made sure it was true...

Over the line or not, I made sure it was true before posting (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=1899560&highlight=brown+people#post1899560). I'd say it's no more over the line than comments...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 August 2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Roll eyes I guess I shouldn't be surprised: you're probably...

I guess I shouldn't be surprised: you're probably one of the posters that thinks it's acceptable to refer to minorities as "brown people" just so long as it's part of an anti-right punch line.
Forum: Moot Court 20 August 2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,415
Posted By ASL
Ponder I really don't get this case. If he was staking...

I really don't get this case. If he was staking his professional fortunes on a monkey taking a picture... He wasn't a very good photographer to begin with.

Did he stop all other work during this...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 August 2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Roll eyes It would seem to me you're missing the point, but...

It would seem to me you're missing the point, but whatever. If Rebochan wants to clarify her comment, wants to insist on how I can read it in a way that will somehow make it acceptable, she's free to...
Forum: SLC 20 August 2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,342
Posted By ASL
Heavt breathing Breathing exercises are not completely useless....

Breathing exercises are not completely useless. Still don't like them, though...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 August 2017, 01:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,735
Posted By ASL
Teacher Most commonly, I've seen it come up in the...

Most commonly, I've seen it come up in the context of "you don't seem to care much about injustice X or Group A until a member of A does X, at which point you're all over the interwebs about it. It...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 August 2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,735
Posted By ASL
Ponder They won't have to work that hard, just a couple...

They won't have to work that hard, just a couple generations will do: if they just dust off some older literature, particularly from the 1960s or prior, they'll get all the support they need....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 August 2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Bang Head Your point would be more compelling if Nugent had...

Your point would be more compelling if Nugent had being threatening a conservative: is the difference that it's white male vs. black female or is it because it's conservative vs. liberal. I doubt I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 August 2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Fight I'm sure there are, it's terrible, it really is....

I'm sure there are, it's terrible, it really is. Those people are terrible. Certainly their value systems are off-base. How many of them are reading this message board, do you suppose? If the comment...
Forum: Moot Court 18 August 2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,948
Posted By ASL
Throw Tomato They would send the bill to whoever purchases the...

They would send the bill to whoever purchases the street at auction, of course!
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 August 2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,274
Posted By ASL
Military Clearly this is part of a military coup: all the...

Clearly this is part of a military coup: all the generals Trump has brought in are isolating him from his civilian advisers so they can better "handle" him.
[/tinfoil hat]
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 August 2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Ponder So... Is that a yes or a no?

So... Is that a yes or a no?
Forum: SLC 18 August 2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By ASL
Icon103 I guess that was mostly a reply to attitudes...

I guess that was mostly a reply to attitudes expressed outside this thread, certainly not by TL, and maybe I'm porting some feelings I have over this issue from another forum I participate in that is...
Forum: Rantidote 18 August 2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 50,668
Posted By ASL
D'oh! Right, with their wizard-friend Dumbledorff. How...

Right, with their wizard-friend Dumbledorff. How silly of me! :duh:
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 August 2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Roll eyes Do I get to provide an equally sexist/bigoted...

Do I get to provide an equally sexist/bigoted counter-example to help you see how wrong that line is?
Forum: SLC 18 August 2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By ASL
Icon108 It seems like the only sort of anecdotes allowed...

It seems like the only sort of anecdotes allowed to pass for data without raising a whole lot of eyebrows are the ones that involve claims like "Marijuana is the *perfect antidote for all your...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 August 2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,222
Posted By ASL
Icon07 That just sounds like it should be in a list of...

That just sounds like it should be in a list of Yogi Berra quotes. :D

OK, back to the serious thread.[/QUOTE]
Imagine it being said in a monotone voice, maybe trailing off towards the end, while...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 August 2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,222
Posted By ASL
Ponder No, that pretty much sums it up: other...

No, that pretty much sums it up: other priorities, lack of experience with something of this scale, misjudging circumstances, a sincere and perhaps not even unfounded belief that there was little...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 August 2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,222
Posted By ASL
Devil Yes, that might make sense, if they felt there...

Yes, that might make sense, if they felt there was relatively little risk to the Synagogue based on how prior protests have developed, but more risk of street violence or violent interactions between...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 August 2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,222
Posted By ASL
Icon401 Can anyone think of reasons other than...

Can anyone think of reasons other than antisemitism, Nazi sympathies, or gross incompetence that the police department did not have a presence outside the synagogue?
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