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Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 43,580
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I don't really have a "side" in the Woody Allen...

I don't really have a "side" in the Woody Allen business, but I have a Facebook friend who is actually an acquaintance of Allen and takes his side vehemently. One thing that is of note is that,...
Forum: Rantidote 21 January 2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Computer Computer updates

Hey, wizards of the tech world. I know you are constantly coming up with new features and marvelous technology for all of us, but you know what I'd really like in a computer? One that, when it...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,195
Posted By E. Q. Taft
All I know is, being 1/4 or so Norwegian by...

All I know is, being 1/4 or so Norwegian by ancestry, now I worry something must be wrong with us if Trump wants more.

Of course, Trump's real standard is "they're white and non-Muslim." I have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I think the military would be pretty conflicted,...

I think the military would be pretty conflicted, actually. They tend to take the whole business of obeying orders pretty seriously. And of course, if North Korea did shoot first, they would want to...
Forum: Book Corner 12 January 2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The TL:DR Guide to Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury'

Fire and Fury is really two books rolled into one. The first is a compelling nonfiction book about the intellectual divide in the modern right, as candidly hashed out to Wolff by influential figures...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,577
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I've been eating at Subway quite a lot recently...

I've been eating at Subway quite a lot recently (I get into ruts). The franchise I generally go to was closed early on Christmas eve. So I went to a different store that I suspected would be open,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 January 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yeah, the ones who voted for Trump whose second...

Yeah, the ones who voted for Trump whose second (or first) choice would have been Bernie Sanders.. WTF?

And of course, there was a large contingent of "do anything to stop Hillary Clinton," for...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 January 2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,577
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I do think any immigration crackdown ought to...

I do think any immigration crackdown ought to focus on businesses that knowingly hire undocumented workers -- and most particularly on any that commit labor abuses in the process; and on punishing...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 January 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The thing that gets me there (digressing further)...

The thing that gets me there (digressing further) is, statistically speaking, there have to be a fair number of people who voted for Obama -- many of them twice! -- who then voted for Trump.

Who...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 January 2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By E. Q. Taft
A Facebook friend posted that Apario might be a...

A Facebook friend posted that Apario might be a good "shill" to get a Democrat of Independent candidate elected. I pointed out that many people said that about Trump. She replied that it worked in...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 January 2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,577
Posted By E. Q. Taft
ICE sweeps nearly 100 7-Eleven stores in immigration probe

Federal immigration agents targeted nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the nation for audits and inspections Wednesday morning in one of the most sweeping illegal immigration probes taken against an...
Forum: Social Studies 10 January 2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By E. Q. Taft
David Gerrold often claims that writers are the...

David Gerrold often claims that writers are the only people in the world who specialize in revenge.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 January 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,330
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Can we please find out he's a pedophile now and...

Can we please find out he's a pedophile now and not have to endure the campaign?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 January 2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 176,914
Posted By E. Q. Taft
If the same thing had happened in a case where...

If the same thing had happened in a case where the defendant was championing a cause supported by the left, conservative media would be howling that the feds bungled it deliberately, at the behest of...
Forum: Business Bytes 09 January 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Chicken Why Costco Will Never Raise the Price of Rotisserie Chicken

It’s hard to believe, but before 1994, grocery stores did not sell packaged rotisserie chickens. Boston Market is credited with convincing consumers to pay for one of the easiest meals to make at...
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 January 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Climate Change Is Causing the Seafloor to Sink

If there’s one thing we’re learning about this global planetary experiment called climate change, it’s that there are unexpected consequences. Case in point: All of the water pouring off Earth’s...
Forum: Rantidote 08 January 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 110,074
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Down: Last night I heard that a friend of mine...

Down: Last night I heard that a friend of mine has been diagnosed with a "rare and aggressive" form of breast cancer, which is already at stage 3 (or possibly 4; they're still checking). She starts...
Forum: Social Studies 08 January 2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By E. Q. Taft
United States And that leaves 5 living people who have walked...

And that leaves 5 living people who have walked on the moon. :(

I always though Michael Collins, who flew with Young on Gemini 10, and whose Carrying the Fire is probably the best book by any of...
Forum: Techno-Babble 06 January 2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yow! We Have A New Prime Number, And It’s 23 Million Digits Long

Somewhere out there on the number line, huge prime numbers are lurking, waiting to be discovered. On Wednesday, a new one was. The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, an organization devoted to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 January 2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,508
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The Cannabis Industry Is Well-Armed to Fight Jeff Sessions

On Thursday, marijuana-hating Attorney General Jeff Sessions invalidated a document that has served as the legal scaffolding for the state-level pushes to legalize recreational use of marijuana....
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 January 2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By E. Q. Taft
...the particular headline used makes me wonder...

...the particular headline used makes me wonder if there will be something of a change of tone in certain parts of the show, given today's atmosphere. Watching old episodes -- well, they don't get...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 January 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By E. Q. Taft
‘Hello, nurse!’ Two new seasons of ‘Animaniacs’ coming to Hulu

Animation fans can once again join the Warner brothers (and the Warner sister Dot) on their hilarious adventures.

“Animaniacs” will return for at least two new seasons on Hulu. The streaming...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,508
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I worried about this from the moment Trump won...

I worried about this from the moment Trump won the election -- really, it might have applied to any Republican. Not that I think Trump himself cares that much, but after all, Obama made the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,149
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Stephen Colbert hopes to sweep Trump's 'dishonest & corrupt media' awards

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-2018-stephen-colbert-wants-to-sweep-trump-s-1515079947-htmlstory.html

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Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 January 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I don't know about anyone else, but my first...

I don't know about anyone else, but my first thought when I saw that headline yesterday was, "If he wants it shut down, it's probably finding evidence that there was voter fraud in his favor."
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