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Forum: Amusement Bark 15 January 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Unsurprised that Mark Evanier has a remembrance,...

Unsurprised that Mark Evanier has a remembrance, including a time he was lucky enough to have a half-hour conversation with her in the green room of a TV talk show they were both appearing on:


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Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 January 2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yeah, that I can see. I am grimly amused by...

Yeah, that I can see.

I am grimly amused by the Republicans calling him out. Images of Claude Rains being shocked that gambling is going on here come irresistibly to mind.
Forum: Book Corner 14 January 2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 322
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Witch We Need to Talk About Wizard Poop

Everybody poops, including fictional wizards. But the logistics of pooping in the Harry Potter universe continues to bother the NFBSK out of me.
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Forum: Amusement Bark 13 January 2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Batton Lash, R.I.P.

What an awful, awful piece of news today: Batton Lash — cartoonist, writer, friend and usually the best-dressed guy at Comic-Con — died this morning at the age of 65.
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Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I wonder if they could work out something where...

I wonder if they could work out something where the provincial governments advanced the money to keep the border agents working, and then get paid back once the shutdown ends? Seems like it would be...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 January 2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I think a lot of it is as the article says -- the...

I think a lot of it is as the article says -- the lack of immediacy. Back in the day, you watched not only to get the news first (before the internet, you otherwise probably would have to watch the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 January 2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By E. Q. Taft
TV Why no one wants to host the Oscars

Barring some eleventh-hour intervention, the host of the 2019 Oscars will be ... drumroll please...

Nobody.

https://www.vox.com/2019/1/11/18172202/oscars-no-host-kevin-hart
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 January 2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I don't think referring to "Western civilization"...

I don't think referring to "Western civilization" is racist, unless perhaps you try to imply that it's the only civilization. (Or the only one that matters.)
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 January 2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,074
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Cheer Captain Marvel - Final Trailer

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Forum: Police Blotter 09 January 2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Snake It actually seems to be about as weird (but even...

It actually seems to be about as weird (but even more disturbing) than it sounds.

Buckey Wolfe: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (https://heavy.com/news/2019/01/buckey-wolfe/)
Forum: Police Blotter 09 January 2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Alligator ‘God told me he was a lizard’: Seattle man accused of killing his brother with sword

A Seattle man who prosecutors say may be mentally ill was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, accused of killing his brother with a four-foot-long sword.

Buckey Wolfe called 911 at 6:40...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 January 2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By E. Q. Taft
In case, like me, you don't have an Instagram...

In case, like me, you don't have an Instagram account, here's a recap of the opposition response to Trump's speech -- which is to say, Stormy Daniels folding laundry in her underwear...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 January 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 38,034
Posted By E. Q. Taft
OK, I'm a big fan of Young Justice, but I was a...

OK, I'm a big fan of Young Justice, but I was a big fan of Teen Titans long before that, and still am. That's not to say it's not flawed, particularly from the perspective of the mature viewer; the...
Forum: Fun House 04 January 2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,862
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The jokes in the OP reminded me of the attempts...

The jokes in the OP reminded me of the attempts of a neural network (http://aiweirdness.com/post/174691534037/why-did-the-neural-network-cross-the-road) to write jokes...

A few examples:


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Forum: Amusement Bark 03 January 2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Mark Evanier has some words to add on this one: ...

Mark Evanier has some words to add on this one:



https://www.newsfromme.com/2019/01/02/bob-einstein-r-i-p/
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 January 2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Police The 'Captain' Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille Dies at 76

Daryl Dragon of pop duo Captain and Tennille, more widely known as the "Captain," died at the age of 76 Wednesday due to renal failure at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona, his publicist said.
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Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 January 2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By E. Q. Taft
On a sort-of related note, something I've...

On a sort-of related note, something I've considered trying to address is the issue of comedy making use of racial (and other) stereotypes in an attempt to poke fun, not at the people being...
Forum: Amusement Bark 31 December 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,074
Posted By E. Q. Taft
New TV spot <iframe width="560"...

New TV spot

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Forum: Social Studies 30 December 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By E. Q. Taft
2 million in Times Square for New Year’s? Experts say no way

Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper will be there. Snoop Dogg, too.

But 1 or 2 million people in New York’s Times Square for New Year’s Eve? As Snoop would say, you must be sippin’ on gin and juice....
Forum: Amusement Bark 29 December 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 37,194
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Looking for other songs of the new year, I ran...

Looking for other songs of the new year, I ran across "New Year's Day" (https://genius.com/Taylor-swift-new-years-day-lyrics) by Taylor Swift. In honor the artist, I ran it through Thai, Lao, and...
Forum: Crash and Burn 28 December 2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By E. Q. Taft
New York Sky Turns Bright Blue After Transformer Explosion

There was a boom; then a hum. The lights flickered. A giant plume of smoke filled the New York City sky around 9:12 p.m., and turned it blue. “A sort of unnatural, fluorescent shade of blue,” said...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 December 2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,651
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The shutdown is intractable because Trump’s wall...

The shutdown is intractable because Trump’s wall is ridiculous and Republicans know it (https://www.vox.com/2018/12/28/18158873/wall-shutdown-trump-dreamers-deal)
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 December 2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By E. Q. Taft
On review I think you're right - I didn't notice...

On review I think you're right - I didn't notice it was a firework rather than the actual explosion. I was just noticing it didn't have that stupid 'ring' effect.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 27 December 2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,651
Posted By E. Q. Taft
What campaign contributions tell us about the partisanship of government employees

Those following the news have probably heard about Trump's tweet this morning claiming most of the federal employees who are not getting paid during the government shutdown are Democrats. Whether...
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 December 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon06 TCM Remembers 2018

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