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Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 January 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By ASL
Ponder Like a restoration of Hadrian's wall, using...

Like a restoration of Hadrian's wall, using authentic Roman-era construction techniques and materials, as a way to bring history to life? I could dig that...
Forum: Rantidote 20 January 2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,036
Posted By ASL
If you’ll permit me, the way it would go is...

If you’ll permit me, the way it would go is something like, "What is he, artistic or something?" As a surrogate for "What is he, retarded or something?"

ETA: This being said derisively after "he"...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 January 2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By ASL
Ponder It’s not super clear that it is. They mention...

It’s not super clear that it is. They mention they tried to charge him with extortion and arrested him for that, but a judge threw it out. Then they say he was ultimately convicted of four...
Forum: SLC 20 January 2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,872
Posted By ASL
Fright Iron Man 4 has been released to theaters. Not to...

Iron Man 4 has been released to theaters. Not to spoil it for, but it turns out Tony Stark has a son. What happens to his son is somewhat disturbing and I canít believe they put it on screen. It was,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 January 2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,237
Posted By ASL
Bang Head And while we’re back OT, I just want to note that...

And while we’re back OT, I just want to note that what is particularly frustrating to me is the dichotomy of "Who's to blame, Trump or the Democrats?"

How about the Republicans in Congress? Have...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 January 2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,060
Posted By ASL
Judge But George Washington once said, "If ever...

But George Washington once said, "If ever socialism should take hold in America, that will be the end of America and all that the good Christian men of the revolution fought for."

And you know...
Forum: Business Bytes 18 January 2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By ASL
Or is it a Krusty Burger?

Or is it a Krusty Burger?
Forum: Rantidote 17 January 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 20,074
Posted By ASL
Ponder Do we know for certain that the publisher isn't...

Do we know for certain that the publisher isn't also a slum lord trying to condition potential future tenants to expect to arrange (and pay for) their own repairs so he can save on maintenance?
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 02:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,786
Posted By ASL
(Some) academics came to that conclusion based on...

(Some) academics came to that conclusion based on well-considered observations, yes. Others "knew it" because they bought into some mumbo-jumbo about how the sphere was the perfect shape and so the...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,786
Posted By ASL
I think some of it comes down to a bonafide...

I think some of it comes down to a bonafide philosophical question of how we come to "know" things and what constitutes a "justified true belief" in a world where absolute metaphysical certainty is...
Forum: Social Studies 16 January 2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,786
Posted By ASL
Vanishing A fool hath said in his heart, "I am no fool." ...

A fool hath said in his heart, "I am no fool."

- Itinerant male shrew, circa 21st century
Forum: Social Studies 15 January 2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,786
Posted By ASL
Does he have a choice? *boom* mic drop

Does he have a choice?

*boom* mic drop
Forum: Rantidote 14 January 2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,036
Posted By ASL
Unfortunately, the State Department is currently...

Unfortunately, the State Department is currently unfunded. :(
Forum: Rantidote 13 January 2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 34,206
Posted By ASL
Flame I was thinking of Horatio Hornblower, Midshipman...

I was thinking of Horatio Hornblower, Midshipman Hornblower, episode The Fire Ships.

"I shall have recompense, in a duel, at first light!"

And of course, "You have insulted me, sir. I demand...
Forum: Rantidote 13 January 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,036
Posted By ASL
It’s unfortunate that the current administration...

It’s unfortunate that the current administration has chosen to conflate the issues of asylum-seekers, refugees, and general immigration. Regardless, I’m not a fan of having an unchecked, fully open...
Forum: Rantidote 13 January 2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,036
Posted By ASL
Icon07 Countries are sovereign, households are not,...

Countries are sovereign, households are not, unless youíre one of those sovereign citizen nut jobs. And yet you still get to be secure in your property, with the force of the government to back you....
Forum: Rantidote 13 January 2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 34,206
Posted By ASL
Icon402 Thatís dueling language. Are you suggesting she...

Thatís dueling language. Are you suggesting she challenge the President of the HOA to a duel?
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 January 2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By ASL
I'd like to put a plug in for youtuber Lindsay...

I'd like to put a plug in for youtuber Lindsay Ellis. A preponderance of her videos at least touch on Disney films, but she has a lot of pretty good video essays on film industry... stuff. Apropos:
...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 January 2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By ASL
I wasn’t going to go there, but, yeah, that too....

I wasn’t going to go there, but, yeah, that too. But I do believe there have been some interesting results in the effort to make the Academy appear less white male. Get Out comes to mind. I would...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 January 2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By ASL
Bang Head Why not just tweet the winners? If it’s good...

Why not just tweet the winners? If it’s good enough for national security policy...

Seriously, though, I have a hard time watching these awards shows because the banter tends towards corny and...
Forum: Social Studies 12 January 2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By ASL
Witch The ASL screen name has a long and storied past....

The ASL screen name has a long and storied past. It rivals the origins for the Mr. Sparkle logo in terms of convolutedness, which famously resembles Homer Simpson's head, but only coincidentally.
Forum: Social Studies 11 January 2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By ASL
“It’s traditional” is perfectly correct as a...

“It’s traditional” is perfectly correct as a stand alone, much like saying “it’s ugly.” But, with added time to consider, I can see how tradition, the noun, works better in context given the...
Forum: Social Studies 11 January 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By ASL
Ponder The Nolan brothers—who are proper British folk,...

The Nolan brothers—who are proper British folk, mind you—disagree:

Eureka! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8Cn1mI0L-c&t=27)

I could swear Mister Banks, of Mary Poppins says the same, but I...
Forum: Social Studies 11 January 2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By ASL
Military PC run amok if you ask me. Next thing you know,...

PC run amok if you ask me. Next thing you know, someone is going to tell me I can’t go around randomly grabbing women—and men (I’m not a total dinosaur)—kissing them, and then chucking them aside.
...
Forum: SLC 10 January 2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 51,470
Posted By ASL
Sure, I bet youíve recycled that line a gajillion...

Sure, I bet youíve recycled that line a gajillion Times before.;)
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