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Forum: Police Blotter 20 April 2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,105
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'm momentarily tempted to start the Star Trek...

I'm momentarily tempted to start the Star Trek transporter debate....
Forum: The Doctor Is In 20 April 2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Why do I have a feeling that the mere title of...

Why do I have a feeling that the mere title of this book will lead to a widespread conspiracy theory that autism is a Nazi plot?

Seriously, this is one of those things that is most difficult to...
Forum: Moot Court 20 April 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By E. Q. Taft
At the company I work for, yes, sales tax is...

At the company I work for, yes, sales tax is dependent on the destination address. (We sometimes get puzzled/irate callers from states like Oregon that don't charge sales tax, wanting to know why...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 April 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 87,404
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I can imagine some of them habitually not wearing...

I can imagine some of them habitually not wearing a watch just to avoid the temptation (or because, like many modern folks, they get their time from their cellphones now).
Forum: Social Studies 20 April 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I just think "eSwanti" sounds like an online...

I just think "eSwanti" sounds like an online commerce company with a vague business plan.
Forum: Social Studies 19 April 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'

There are not many people in the world who are able to change the name of a nation. But King Mswati can - he is one of the world's few absolute monarchs.

King Mswati III of Swaziland announced on...
Forum: Rantidote 13 April 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 33,716
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I have a friend who goes to Dennys often enough...

I have a friend who goes to Dennys often enough that she finds the discount they give to AARP members more than pays her membership dues.

I actually joined for a year, but never made any use of...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 April 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 500,558
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I wouldn't necessarily say I like it, but there's...

I wouldn't necessarily say I like it, but there's an ad for a company called Laird Superfoods that's been turning up in my Pandora feed lately, whose announcer -- particularly after watching this...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 April 2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,388
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Furious Koch Brothers Sell Paul Ryan on eBay...

Furious Koch Brothers Sell Paul Ryan on eBay (https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/furious-koch-brothers-sell-paul-ryan-on-ebay)

(Unfortunately I think the headline is funnier than the...
Forum: Rantidote 11 April 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 33,716
Posted By E. Q. Taft
My Pandora channel has lately been playing a lot...

My Pandora channel has lately been playing a lot of ads to try to get me to go "premium." I don't mind that -- they're not as annoying as some of the other ads that rotate through. But, I've also...
Forum: Rantidote 11 April 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 24,058
Posted By E. Q. Taft
God, could you send me some? I haven't seen BBQ...

God, could you send me some? I haven't seen BBQ Fritos in southern California for decades. (The Chili-Cheese ones are ubiquitous. I also occasionally see the Honey BBQ "Twist" variety, but they're...
Forum: Social Studies 11 April 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By E. Q. Taft
While I don't think I ever saw I Spy, I do recall...

While I don't think I ever saw I Spy, I do recall the episode of Get Smart! that parodied it, with Maxwell Smart going undercover as a ping-pong champion and Nipsey Russell playing the Cosby part....
Forum: Social Studies 11 April 2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I didn't watch "I Spy" as a kid, but I do...

I didn't watch "I Spy" as a kid, but I do remember Cosby's first sitcom (which I think was just called "The Bill Cosby Show") where he played a gym teacher. He also had a variety show in the...
Forum: Social Studies 10 April 2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Somewhat on the same topic: What About “The...

Somewhat on the same topic:

What About “The Breakfast Club”? (https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/what-about-the-breakfast-club-molly-ringwald-metoo-john-hughes-pretty-in-pink) by...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 April 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,924
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Sinclair TV host's show canceled for tweeting sexual threat at David Hogg

A conservative commentator who sent a violent and vulgar tweet saying he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St....
Forum: Social Studies 10 April 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I think the tricky thing is when you've been...

I think the tricky thing is when you've been exposed to and developed an appreciation for the art long before the stories (let alone the proof) of the misbehavior surfaces. I mean, I'd been a fan of...
Forum: Social Studies 09 April 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Ponder My Bill Cosby Friendship and When Bad People Make Good Art

Since the Oct. 5 New York Times article detailing the atrocities of Harvey Weinstein, a growing tsunami of outrage has washed through American culture. From celebrities Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 April 2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The NFL’s plan to protect America from witches

Witches, man. Just when you thought we were safe from their malignant influence on America’s virtue, the NFL has proven we are still in real danger from their dark powers. It is fortunate for our...
Forum: Fun House 06 April 2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Latest firing from Trump Cabinet: Dr. Evil

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Forum: Amusement Bark 05 April 2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 270,796
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I haven't seen any of Legion -- I don't have...

I haven't seen any of Legion -- I don't have cable or get FX -- but I was thinking of putting a sort of tentative plug in here for it anyway, as several of my friends have praised it very highly; one...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 04 April 2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yow! Oh, then you will love this version of the story:...

Oh, then you will love this version of the story:

'Zombie Raccoons' Are Traumatizing an Ohio Town (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/d35dmk/zombie-raccoons-are-traumatizing-youngstown-ohio-vgtrn)...
Forum: Police Blotter 04 April 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By E. Q. Taft
YouTube Attacker Was Sometimes Admired, Sometimes Mocked in Iran

n Iran, Ms. Aghdam was known as “Green Nasim,” a social media star with followings on YouTube, Instagram and elsewhere who was sometimes admired and sometimes mocked.

Ms. Aghdam had YouTube pages...
Forum: Police Blotter 03 April 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By E. Q. Taft
A lot of the stories I saw said that employees...

A lot of the stories I saw said that employees (and even the police) were giving updates on Twitter. I'm wondering if Google is annoyed -- I don't think they own Twitter, do they?
Forum: Police Blotter 03 April 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By E. Q. Taft
TV Shooting reported at YouTube HQ, several people taken to hospitals

Ambulances transported four or five patients to hospitals after a shooting was reported at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, officials said.

Authorities didn't disclose their...
Forum: Social Studies 03 April 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,114
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I always liked the theory that something causes...

I always liked the theory that something causes the letter R to migrate south, which is why in Boston, you pahk your cah, but in Texas, you warsh it.
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