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Forum: Amusement Bark 19 February 2018, 06:07 PM
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Posted By E. Q. Taft
I happened to see a bit of this film on regular...

I happened to see a bit of this film on regular broadcast TV. It's not unusual for films to have a cleaned-up version of the dialogue recorded for when the film makes it to television (at least, it...
Forum: Social Studies 17 February 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I've certainly taken note of some of what the...

I've certainly taken note of some of what the male color commentator for the Olympic figure skating has been wearing. I mean, not that it's anything I would wear, like, ever, but you notice it....
Forum: Social Studies 17 February 2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By E. Q. Taft
From what I've read -- and that isn't a great...

From what I've read -- and that isn't a great deal -- that sort of depends. I think it varies greatly between different news networks and stations, and on the individual personalities. I expect...
Forum: Social Studies 16 February 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I seem to recall that Michelle Obama's bare arms...

I seem to recall that Michelle Obama's bare arms garnered a fair amount of criticism. :rolleyes:

I suspect there is a feeling that since male newscasters generally wear jackets and ties, the...
Forum: Techno-Babble 15 February 2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The collection of Slashdot headlines...

The collection of Slashdot headlines (http://aiweirdness.com/post/166569858892/slashdot-headlines-written-by-neural-network) is also pretty good.
Forum: Police Blotter 15 February 2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,098
Posted By E. Q. Taft
4 Laws That Could Stem the Rising Threat of Mass Shootings

The right gun laws do prevent shootings, research strongly indicates. And these laws do not mean confiscating everybody’s guns. Scientific American spoke with Garen Wintemute, director of the...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 15 February 2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By E. Q. Taft
New Jersey Cop Fired For Being Dominatrix Says She Was Just Acting

A New Jersey sheriff’s officer who lost her job because several years ago she appeared in bondage films as a dominatrix refuses to apologize for the raunchy scenes.

Kristen Hyman told Inside...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 February 2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I definitely agree he's guilty of murder, and...

I definitely agree he's guilty of murder, and probably in the first degree (there was certainly premeditation). I guess I'm saying I don't think he is as 'evil' as someone who kills with malice. ...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 February 2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Disney Lawsuit Alleges Mafia-Like Tactics Aimed At A Disneyland Social Club

In 2013, a whole new vein of fandom sprouted: Disneyland social clubs. Like an oddly wholesome motorcycle gang, members wear denim vests festooned with Disney trading pins on the front. On the back...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 February 2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Sometimes your employees can be the problem. I...

Sometimes your employees can be the problem. I know a couple who was going to have a big party and were at a store -- a Costco, I think -- looking at a folding table that would be handy for the...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 February 2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I remember a few years back when Sears quietly...

I remember a few years back when Sears quietly ended a similar policy for their Craftsman tool line -- that they would replace any tool that broke, regardless of how long you'd had it. I think that...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 February 2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I think one could argue that either way. My...

I think one could argue that either way. My thought was that I don't see him as being as much of a danger to other people as someone who killed someone who was not (literally) asking for it. But...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 February 2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By E. Q. Taft
From what we're seeing, it does sound like he may...

From what we're seeing, it does sound like he may be more-or-less telling the truth -- but, as you say, it makes little if any difference. Legally, you can't consent to be murdered. Since he seems...
Forum: Business Bytes 10 February 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon09 L.L. Bean Has Ended Unlimited Returns, and I Am Fairly Certain It’s My Fault

I’m responsible for this. That was my first reaction when I read Friday morning that outdoorsy retailer L.L. Bean had decided to stop guaranteeing its merchandise for life. For more than a century,...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 February 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon06 Man arrested for killing Colorado teen says she hired him to kill her

A man arrested in the death of a 19-year-old found dead in the woods near a Colorado dairy farm told police the woman put an ad on Craigslist seeking out someone to kill her.

During the interview,...
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 February 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'm not sure they're much worse than the messages...

I'm not sure they're much worse than the messages that come on the actual candy hearts.

I did enjoy a few of the pick-up lines...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 February 2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Actually that's a good point - I ought to have...

Actually that's a good point - I ought to have remembered that. Sheesh. :rolleyes:
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 February 2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I think some of it is that. Some of it is...

I think some of it is that. Some of it is clinging to privilege. There's the religious aspect, but I personally believe that's more often used to justify an already-existing prejudice than it is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 February 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon07 Bermuda legalized same-sex marriage a year ago. This week it abolished it.

In an unusual move, Bermuda has abolished same-sex marriage less than a year after it was legalized, replacing the same-sex unions with domestic partnerships.

Bermuda Gov. John Rankin signed a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 February 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,637
Posted By E. Q. Taft
But it will say "Thank you for your service" at...

But it will say "Thank you for your service" at the bottom of the bill, so it's OK.
Forum: Social Studies 07 February 2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,442
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Total side-track, but a few years ago -- well,...

Total side-track, but a few years ago -- well, more than a few now, I guess -- the Der Wienershnitzel test-marketed something called "corn fries," which were basically french fries of the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 February 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,637
Posted By E. Q. Taft
What I always thought the media should do is...

What I always thought the media should do is agree to just never use his name. Refer to "the President," "the White House," "the administration," etc., when they have to, but never say his name,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 February 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,637
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I think one of the symptoms of stupid, and...

I think one of the symptoms of stupid, and potentially dangerous, nationalism, is when you start getting excessively reverent towards the symbols of the country. I mean, I don't much care for people...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 07 February 2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Well, but they'll go to heaven, so it's kind of a...

Well, but they'll go to heaven, so it's kind of a win-win, right?
Forum: Business Bytes 06 February 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,289
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Most of our convenience stores sell beer and...

Most of our convenience stores sell beer and wine, and maybe those pre-mixed type cocktails, but don't sell hard liquor. There are exceptions -- I know of one 7-11 that actually stocks hard liquor...
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