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Forum: SLC 23 November 2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 84,060
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon02 Donald Trump's LaVar Ball tweets cross a line —...

Donald Trump's LaVar Ball tweets cross a line — even for him

The Myth Of The American Yam
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 November 2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By ganzfeld
I think many of them do that on purpose. Anything...

I think many of them do that on purpose. Anything to distract from the real headlines - and the more messy they make it, the more distracting it becomes. There are even twitter bots doing that...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 23 November 2017, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon23 Uh-oh. OK, this, I agree is a bit of a problem. I...

Uh-oh. OK, this, I agree is a bit of a problem. I suppose it wouldn't have made an article as interesting as the OP, though.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 22 November 2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By ganzfeld
I yam what I yam. I don't see the problem...

I yam what I yam.

I don't see the problem with using the word. If consumers will never see a "real" yam and they've been calling sweet potatoes yams for centuries and it's a loan word to begin...
Forum: Techno-Babble 22 November 2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon05 I don't understand what you mean to say, Jimmy....

I don't understand what you mean to say, Jimmy. What do you mean by "high powered focused radio signals at space ships for several decades"? What space ships? (ETA - Now I think I see. I guess you...
Forum: Techno-Babble 21 November 2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By ganzfeld
Well I never said you said...! See, this is how...

Well I never said you said...! See, this is how the demise of humankind starts. ;)
Forum: Techno-Babble 21 November 2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By ganzfeld
Yeah. We don't have much to go on so there are a...

Yeah. We don't have much to go on so there are a few assumptions. I think they are relatively reasonable. Who knows, though. Maybe everyone else in the universe has cable.
Forum: Techno-Babble 21 November 2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By ganzfeld
Maybe only that but I think we would have seen...

Maybe only that but I think we would have seen the radio remains of their sitcoms by now.Well, OK but the number of planetary systems out there (even in a few galaxies) and the age of the known...
Forum: Techno-Babble 21 November 2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By ganzfeld
It's not my fault; I was born during the Cold...

It's not my fault; I was born during the Cold War. ;)

Alternatively, perhaps we should think about the few (if any) cases of universes that survive to the age of communication and exploration and...
Forum: Techno-Babble 20 November 2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By ganzfeld
The fact that we haven't seen any indications of...

The fact that we haven't seen any indications of interstellar messages yet, a restatement of the Fermi paradox, can only mean one thing and it's not good. It means 1) There is a way to destroy a...
Forum: Social Studies 20 November 2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By ganzfeld
Huh? That's a non-sequitur. That's like someone...

Huh? That's a non-sequitur. That's like someone says "the tire blowout was caused by the road conditions in addition to the tire quality" and someone else says "but this other truck went through ten...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 November 2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By ganzfeld
True. But I don't think the changes that need to...

True. But I don't think the changes that need to happen will really change without serious changes. So given the choice between a patriarchal woman and a patriarchal man, I do think it's much better...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 20 November 2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By ganzfeld
On the one hand it comes at a time when sexist...

On the one hand it comes at a time when sexist jokes can't be seen as "just a joke" and the current rule should be "if you're not sure if it's sexist then it is". It also comes at a time when the...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 20 November 2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By ganzfeld
It may be an expensive plane and pilot, and a...

It may be an expensive plane and pilot, and a stupid prank, but I don't see why it should result in him losing his job as a pilot. Flying that pattern didn't endanger anyone or have anything to do...
Forum: Rantidote 20 November 2017, 02:57 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 52,760
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon108 I don't find it nearly as annoying as her...

I don't find it nearly as annoying as her anatomically anomalous shoulder joint.
Forum: Rantidote 19 November 2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 174,972
Posted By ganzfeld
Clean coal? :p I quote L Frank Baum...

Clean coal? :p

I quote L Frank Baum (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Life_and_Adventures_of_Santa_Claus), who knew as much about Santa as any mortal ever did:
Forum: Rantidote 19 November 2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 174,972
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon02 Who the heck started this urban legend about...

Who the heck started this urban legend about Santa only giving gifts to children who have been good during the year? Pernicious nonsense.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 November 2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By ganzfeld
Bang Head It's beyond shameful that in 2017 there are so...

It's beyond shameful that in 2017 there are so few women in power. It's all part of the same system that both causes this kind of thing and is the result of it. So changing that one thing wouldn't...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 118,841
Posted By ganzfeld
Thus explaining that cryptic text from the Tooth...

Thus explaining that cryptic text from the Tooth Fairy. :p I blame YouTube. And it's awesome. I just hope we can keep the world from imploding before these kids are in charge of it.
Forum: SLC 18 November 2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 118,841
Posted By ganzfeld
When given two cardboard boxes, within five...

When given two cardboard boxes, within five minutes, our preschool child had joined them, drawn a cross with a marker pen, and began emerging from them saying "It's night; now I can come out!" Should...
Forum: SLC 18 November 2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 118,007
Posted By ganzfeld
Looking for a famous temple we were hoping to...

Looking for a famous temple we were hoping to visit soon, we learned today that it was destroyed in the 15th century. We just happened to be almost 600 years too late. :fish:
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 November 2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By ganzfeld
That's nothing. Clint Eastwood made the invasion...

That's nothing. Clint Eastwood made the invasion of Grenada last more than 11 minutes.
Forum: Social Studies 17 November 2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,458
Posted By ganzfeld
The myth of the male bumbler

http://theweek.com/articles/737056/myth-male-bumbler


This piece is so good and covers so many issues I thought it should have its own thread. But it's mostly about this particular issue.
Forum: SLC 17 November 2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,164
Posted By ganzfeld
I think if (g)you have trouble with this at 17...

I think if (g)you have trouble with this at 17 it's probably going to be a lifelong thing. ;) For me it's the traffic directions. In English it always feels like "left" means "across oncoming...
Forum: Rantidote 16 November 2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 116,480
Posted By ganzfeld
Oh, that's too bad! Maybe I like schmaltz more...

Oh, that's too bad! Maybe I like schmaltz more than the average person. Maybe it's because it's one of the first pop songs I heard on the radio. I remember watching them on TV, wondering "Why are we...
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