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Forum: Rantidote 18 October 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,706
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I recall with pride the day I learned how to...

I recall with pride the day I learned how to create a background audio file for a webpage. Frames were my next great accomplishment.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 October 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,548
Posted By ASL
Military Is it? I find it's very common to refer to people...

Is it? I find it's very common to refer to people by last name on seagoing vessels. Which, of course, is often the inspiration for the culture aboard a spacegoing vessel like Ripley's.
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 October 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By ASL
Throw Tomato Perhaps the battery lost some of his "umph" after...

Perhaps the battery lost some of his "umph" after a few years of sitting on the wall. Or some corrosion/dust accumulation on the shredding device.

I suspect it won't be long before someone with...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 October 2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,548
Posted By ASL
Icon18 Neither Ripley nor Rey, as characters, strike me...

Neither Ripley nor Rey, as characters, strike me as being necessarily "written" female, though they may or may not both have been envisioned a certain gender from the get-go (wouldn’t know). All I...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 102,658
Posted By ASL
Well, uh, I mean... how dare you!

Well, uh, I mean... how dare you!
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 102,658
Posted By ASL
Heavt breathing If people don’t have snow tires and the local...

If people don’t have snow tires and the local public works department doesn’t have enough snow plows to keep the roads clear, six inches in a day is more than enough to stop traffic and bring a city...
Forum: Social Studies 17 October 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By ASL
D'oh! Richard W, in the US, it's not too uncommon for...

Richard W, in the US, it's not too uncommon for smaller cities and towns, particularly in rural areas or those hit hard by unemployment, to have places like. We call them trailer parks. Although the...
Forum: SLC 17 October 2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 958
Views: 102,658
Posted By ASL
Flame One reason I look forward to moving out to west...

One reason I look forward to moving out to west Texas is to get clear of the light pollution. Or at least make it easier to get clear of it. Round here, the nearest dark skies site is a two hour...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 958
Views: 102,658
Posted By ASL
Right about when they swear they’ll have your pay...

Right about when they swear they’ll have your pay balance fixed.
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,332
Posted By ASL
Read This! Meh. What seems weird to me (and I’m being...

Meh. What seems weird to me (and I’m being totally serious here) is that you all use the word constitution to refer to a sort of vague, conceptual understanding of how your government functions,...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,332
Posted By ASL
United States The President is both head of state and head of...

The President is both head of state and head of government. There’s a reason ours is sometimes referred to as the imperial presidency. And the expression didn’t originate with Trump.
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 October 2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 24,935
Posted By ASL
No I’m sorry to hear that. I’d ask which version,...

I’m sorry to hear that. I’d ask which version, but I doubt it’d matter.

Anyways, I had a similar experience with La La Land. Yawn.

ETA: I’ll take this opportunity to add, as an aside, that I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 October 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 24,935
Posted By ASL
Not to spoil it for you, but: 1) It really...

Not to spoil it for you, but:

1) It really is a moon.
2) They make it onto the surface and off again.

Overall, I liked it.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 October 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By ASL
Reading The article is vague, I’ll grant, but probably...

The article is vague, I’ll grant, but probably because the rally organizers' manifesto is pretty vague itself. To me, it seems they’re arguing for Europe in general and Germany specifically to be...
Forum: SLC 14 October 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 29,332
Posted By ASL
Indeed they are not. The President nominates the...

Indeed they are not. The President nominates the members of the cabinet, almost always from members of their own party, and the Senate merely confirms the nominations. They are almost never sitting...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 October 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 24,935
Posted By ASL
Tarkin was himself a bit too petulant. Him taking...

Tarkin was himself a bit too petulant. Him taking credit for the Death Star was fine, but I really felt like he put too much effort and emotion into showing up Krennic when just a quick brush off...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 October 2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By ASL
Germany Good for them? Eh—it’s their country, I guess. ...

Good for them? Eh—it’s their country, I guess.

Hope it helps? Sure, but I’m not confident open borders in Europe are what countries like Syria need right now.
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 October 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 24,935
Posted By ASL
Jolly Roger I didn’t expect him to be a super villain, I...

I didn’t expect him to be a super villain, I merely expected him to be good at being bad and, yes, probably not be available to appear in A New Hope. I was also disappointed by Tarkin's depiction (it...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 October 2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 24,935
Posted By ASL
United States Eh, I disagree. Here’s some words. The source is...

Eh, I disagree. Here’s some words. The source is a WaPo Op-Ed I happen to agree with.

We didn’t need Russians to convince us that ‘The Last Jedi’ was bad...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 October 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 24,935
Posted By ASL
In what sense? You don’t think he was an...

In what sense? You don’t think he was an incompetent boob, or you think his depiction as an incompetent boob made him a better (developed) character?
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 October 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 24,935
Posted By ASL
Jolly Roger Mere competence does not make one a cookie-cutter...

Mere competence does not make one a cookie-cutter villain, it’s (or should be) a baseline from which to develop the villain, particularly when they are placed in a position of power among villains...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 October 2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,527
Posted By ASL
I foolishly clicked the link to your source (I...

I foolishly clicked the link to your source (I don’t blame you, I should have done the google search first) and was rewarded with a barrage of horrendous ads. Based on that (way more and louder than...
Forum: Rantidote 13 October 2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,098
Posted By ASL
:):):):)Hey guys! Just wanted to share with you...

:):):):)Hey guys! Just wanted to share with you all how I’ve managed to earn $40k in the last week, all from the privacy of my own home. Just click this link and you won’t believe how much YOU can...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 October 2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 24,935
Posted By ASL
Devil I guess I appreciate nuance in film. I’m not even...

I guess I appreciate nuance in film. I’m not even asking for shades of gray, just a clear awareness on the part of character of how to draw out an evil scheme and see it through until the good guys...
Forum: Social Studies 13 October 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,778
Posted By ASL
TV But did any of them walk around with an onion...

But did any of them walk around with an onion tied to their belt?
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