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Forum: Social Studies 21 March 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By ASL
Read This! Uh, no. The birth of the one called Kirk was...

Uh, no. The birth of the one called Kirk was clearly depicted as occurring in outer space (what the ancients night have called heaven), and Picard is French. That makes them both aliens in the same...
Forum: Social Studies 20 March 2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By ASL
True, and he had a dark side to him, which I...

True, and he had a dark side to him, which I appreciate.
Forum: Social Studies 20 March 2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By ASL
Icon18 And don’t forget Trekies. They’ve been worshiping...

And don’t forget Trekies. They’ve been worshiping at the alter of Kirk for decades now. Ridiculous, right? If you ask me, Picard is our true messiah.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 March 2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,355
Posted By ASL
Royalty What if the Queen goes to Paris in her undies...

What if the Queen goes to Paris in her undies (full length modesty undies, to be sure) and specifically requests another vote on international television? Would that be enough to overcome the...
Forum: Social Studies 19 March 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,856
Posted By ASL
Way ahead of you, mate. I got that training three...

Way ahead of you, mate. I got that training three years ago, under the previous administration.

Out of curiosity, for those who are determined to require surgery, how long are they considered...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 March 2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 49,636
Posted By ASL
I thought it was pretty good. Certainly better...

I thought it was pretty good. Certainly better than Winter Soldier.
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 March 2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 49,636
Posted By ASL
Icon95 You know which Marvel movie I just can’t make it...

You know which Marvel movie I just can’t make it through? Winter Solider. What a snooze fest! Doctor Strange, too.
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 March 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 49,636
Posted By ASL
Devil That's just, like, your opinion, man.

That's just, like, your opinion, man.
Forum: SLC 18 March 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 34,827
Posted By ASL
Spit Take Old Man ASL was from the Detroit area. Mamma too....

Old Man ASL was from the Detroit area. Mamma too. But the Old Man was particularly fond of Vernors. I tried it myself once or twice.

Didnít take.

/s/
ASL
Forum: Social Studies 18 March 2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,856
Posted By ASL
Military This may strike you as utterly incomprehensible,...

This may strike you as utterly incomprehensible, but the DOD has a very simple solution for anyone who doesn’t fit neatly into pre-defined categories (e.g. man with penis, woman with vagina). It...
Forum: SLC 17 March 2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 22,178
Posted By ASL
No So, I went to Arlington yesterday. I have to say...

So, I went to Arlington yesterday. I have to say it was (or has gotten) worse than I remembered. They had freaking tourist trams just past the visitor center. And neon-vested crosswalk attendants to...
Forum: Social Studies 16 March 2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,856
Posted By ASL
Teacher I think the military's biggest problem with this...

I think the military's biggest problem with this issue, apart from the general bigotry of its senior leadership (all the way to the President), is that it continues to use gender-based fitness tests,...
Forum: SLC 15 March 2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 159,465
Posted By ASL
Itís an oldie, but a goodie. Close your eyes now...

Itís an oldie, but a goodie. Close your eyes now if you donít want the ear worm in your head:

California, Here I Come! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC2zSXLN6Cc)
Forum: Social Studies 14 March 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,856
Posted By ASL
Read This! Yeah... I'm just gonna wait and see how things...

Yeah... I'm just gonna wait and see how things play out in court. "Official" or not, it lacks finality. Put another way, it's about as "official" as these various states passing legislation to ban...
Forum: Social Studies 14 March 2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,856
Posted By ASL
Is it really official, though? I believe there...

Is it really official, though? I believe there are still court cases pending. Saying that transgender people can serve, as long as it's under their biological gender, is kind of like saying "Gay...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 March 2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,175
Posted By ASL
TV I suspect that, even if the crashes are linked,...

I suspect that, even if the crashes are linked, it will be a little more nuanced than an either/or proposition of human error vs. design flaw.

I suspect it will be more along the lines of:

1) a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 March 2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,355
Posted By ASL
United Kingdom What's your opinion on "the rest of the UK" then...

What's your opinion on "the rest of the UK" then being "absorbed into Ireland"? ;)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 March 2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,355
Posted By ASL
Sometimes, I swear, it’s like... <iframe...

Sometimes, I swear, it’s like...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dEtm_Q2LK9g" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

And...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 March 2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,882
Posted By ASL
Bonsai Kitten I thought Brie Larson did a fine job in the title...

I thought Brie Larson did a fine job in the title role. But the cat really stole the show for me.
Forum: Rantidote 13 March 2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,354
Posted By ASL
Icon106 B. B. King has a song for you...

B. B. King has a song for you (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oica5jG7FpU). And I know the feeling.
Forum: Rantidote 11 March 2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,354
Posted By ASL
Bang Head My brother, who is a few years older than I am...

My brother, who is a few years older than I am and doesn’t believe in Facebook, chooses to share photos of his children via group text message, which then invites a plethora of obligatory "oh, how...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 March 2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 49,636
Posted By ASL
Vanishing Captain Marvel. It was okay. About on par with...

Captain Marvel. It was okay. About on par with Iron Man 3. So, not world shatteringly awesome, but okay, and it did what it needed to do:

1) Introduce Captain Marvel
2) Explain why Captain Marvel...
Forum: Techno-Babble 07 March 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By ASL
Ponder Thatís a good point. Generational narratives that...

Thatís a good point. Generational narratives that toy with traditional notions of cause and effect, like One Hundred Years of Solitude, for instance.
Forum: Techno-Babble 07 March 2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By ASL
Skull I do recall reading that death, or the specter of...

I do recall reading that death, or the specter of it, tends to be prevalent in just about every work of #GreatLiterature.
Forum: Techno-Babble 07 March 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By ASL
Naturally, I assume the rise, rise, fall...

Naturally, I assume the rise, rise, fall narrative would be indistinguishable from the rise, fall narrative.

Unless...

What if there was sort of a long plateau between rises? Like, separate...
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