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Forum: Amusement Bark 15 August 2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
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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: 1
Views: 93
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: 7
Views: 113
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: 89
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: 68
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: 1,425
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: 16
Views: 705
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: 188
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: 15
Views: 471
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: 15
Views: 471
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: 427
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: 427
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: 453
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: 16
Views: 705
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: 429
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...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I would imagine that fires on flat territory are...

I would imagine that fires on flat territory are somewhat more dependent on the winds for spreading, or at least spreading quickly. Since hot air goes up, a fire will burn up hillside towards the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By E. Q. Taft
...and this is one Yank who wishes we'd join you...

...and this is one Yank who wishes we'd join you -- though given the complications of the middle east, I can understand why a rational administration would approach doing so cautiously.

With the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 August 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,488
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yeah, Roger Moore is certainly best known for...

Yeah, Roger Moore is certainly best known for James Bond, but very few would argue that he's the James Bond.
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 August 2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,488
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Actually I tend to think of "Let my people go!" ...

Actually I tend to think of "Let my people go!" Though the "stinky paws" line is close, along with "You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 August 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Man beaten with bike lock by cyclist who screamed...

Man beaten with bike lock by cyclist who screamed racist slur in Georgetown shares story (https://wjla.com/news/local/man-beaten-with-bike-lock-georgetown)



Given the number of cases we've seen...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I think I heard there was actually an apology for...

I think I heard there was actually an apology for that one, though I don't know who from or how sincere.

I admit to a morbid curiosity to see how long it is before Trump weighs in on the mess on...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 August 2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,488
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I used to listen to it on the "KNX Drama Hour,"...

I used to listen to it on the "KNX Drama Hour," when our local CBS-affiliate AM news radio channel would play old radio shows for an hour each evening (I think they did a rerun sometime in the wee...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Canada Putting the spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada in context

As tweets go, this expression of concern from Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland at the arrest of women activists in Saudi Arabia didn't seem particularly offensive.

It is the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,563
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Slight hijack: I just had an idea a few moments...

Slight hijack: I just had an idea a few moments ago that I think might have some merit. It would be a thread -- possibly in Soapbox, possibly Fun House, perhaps somewhere else -- which might be...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 August 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I've [b]heard rumors[b] (emphasis mine) that the...

I've [b]heard rumors[b] (emphasis mine) that the alt-right has inserted agents provacateurs into groups of counter-protesters, specifically attempting to incite violence that they can blame on...
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