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Title: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 30, 2021, 01:18:27 PM
I have learned to reconcile my own free will with the concept that ultimately my life will reach a point toward which I was partially led by the decisions and consequences of that free will acting in concert with the intrusion of factors over which I will have had no control. I think of that concept as cinneadhadh (kin-na-aw) after the Irish words for “decision” and “luck”.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on September 30, 2021, 07:50:13 PM
^ Sounds like the overthinking...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 01, 2021, 02:22:28 PM
No, I don’t think it’s a coincidence, I think the Ayurvedic herb ashwagandha makes many women more amorous.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 01, 2021, 02:41:32 PM
 :question: :question: :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 01, 2021, 03:00:41 PM
Did you decide to have free will? I mean, if given the choice I don't know that I'd take it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 02, 2021, 10:20:04 AM
Will entropy have an entropy?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 02, 2021, 11:46:02 AM
Will entropy have an entropy?

Yes. It stops when everything has decayed to the lowest possible state.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 02, 2021, 04:33:43 PM
... everything has decayed to the lowest possible state.

Now here I must comment.  This would describe my brother who has been diagnosed with Korsakoff Syndrome.  He has been hospitalized for a month.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 03, 2021, 08:22:02 AM
In fourth grade I read Charlotte’s Web and no book in my life has ever made me cry harder, though the near-agape demonstrated by the old priest in The Exorcist also got me good as a teenager.

I count that reaction as my first real exposure to the propensity toward entertaining sadness that often lies in Celtic genes.

I went to school and confided my sorrow to my teacher, and she said to me, “Do you not understand, child, that death is part of life?”

“Yes, Sister.”

“Well, that’s why we need to be prepared for death at any moment. When was your last confession?”

“Uh…”

“Then maybe you’d better stay in at recess and go to special confession.”

Never tell a nun that death makes you sad.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 03, 2021, 03:35:47 PM
I think I need to buy some new shoes.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 04, 2021, 09:35:58 AM
Somewhere in the world there are immortal rabbits. We just don't notice.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on October 04, 2021, 12:36:55 PM
I think I need to buy some new shoes.

I bought a pair of red sneakers last week, for $25. My nephew bought a pair online for $350. I would never pay that much for a pair of sneakers, even if I were a millionaire  :bouncegiggle:



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: pacman000 on October 04, 2021, 02:44:34 PM
After ~20  years I finally beat Puzzle Bobble 2.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 05, 2021, 12:28:48 AM
Years ago my grandfather told me he heard the IRA tried to shake Stanley Kubrick down during the filming of Barry Lyndon, but the best it got out of the attempt was some of its supporters being used as extras in a few scenes, and others becoming Ryan O' Neal's drinking buddies after hours, and you know, every time I watch Barry Lyndon I try to see who among the visual back benchers looks like they may be in the IRA. I've narrowed my suspicions down to the squinty guy in the army camp sequence, and the bald man in the brown vest.  Provos, I tell you.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 06, 2021, 06:56:07 PM
Halloween should last all month.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 07, 2021, 11:22:59 AM
If Yoko Ono came to my house, I'd drape a marble birdbath in scarlet velvet, align it toward true north, then fill it with freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice, because I think it'd make her feel welcome.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 07, 2021, 11:32:31 AM
If Jeffery Dahmer came to my house, I'd have the fridge stocked with frozen dicks, heads, and hands.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 07, 2021, 11:52:58 AM
If Jeffery Dahmer came to my house, I'd have the fridge stocked with frozen dicks, heads, and hands.

 :buggedout: :teddyr: :teddyr:

Reminds me of that scene in State of Grace where Gary Oldman keeps a pair of chopped off hands in his freezer for fingerprints.  :buggedout: :teddyr:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SKDxqUpfH4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SKDxqUpfH4)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 07, 2021, 12:00:43 PM
If Jeffery Dahmer came to my house, I'd have the fridge stocked with frozen dicks, heads, and hands.

 :buggedout: :teddyr: :teddyr:

Reminds me of that scene in State of Grace where Gary Oldman keeps a pair of chopped off hands in his freezer for fingerprints.  :buggedout: :teddyr:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SKDxqUpfH4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SKDxqUpfH4)

Holy sheep s**t!
I never even heard of that movie! Now I must see it!  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 07, 2021, 12:04:29 PM

Holy sheep s**t!
I never even heard of that movie! Now I must see it!  :buggedout:

Yikes, I just remembered I was still in college when I saw that: 1990! But it is very good and it's about the New York Irish gangsters The Westies. I believe that those were buggers you didn't mess with.  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 07, 2021, 12:27:46 PM
I was born in NYC! The Bronx!
I never paid no mind to gangs. Nobody in the Bronx ever even noticed me. I was a poor white boy. My only friend was a guy from Columbia who could barely speak English. But I had a Led Zep t shirt on at DeWitt Clinton High School. So we sat in Poe Park after school and got drunk and listened to heavy metal on a bench facing the main road right in front of Edgar Allen Poe's house. He had a boom box!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 07, 2021, 12:58:12 PM
right in front of Edgar Allen Poe's house. He had a boom box!

Wow, Edgar Allan Poe was really ahead of his time  :wink: :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 07, 2021, 10:17:02 PM
I wonder if people wet the bed more often on nights when rain is falling on the roof?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 08, 2021, 11:15:21 AM
I wonder if people wet the bed more often on nights when rain is falling on the roof?

Aren't you just glad that you don't do that at all? 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on October 08, 2021, 11:22:32 AM
Soft rock is my most despised music genre. I absolutely can't stand it. A graveyard at night has more life in it than soft rock has.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on October 08, 2021, 11:25:01 AM
So we sat in Poe Park after school and got drunk and listened to heavy metal on a bench facing the main road right in front of Edgar Allen Poe's house. He had a boom box!

A longtime online friend was born in the Bronx. She lived there until the early 2000s and then moved to Houston. She would go to Poe Park very often. I think she lived not too far off. She showed me lots of pics of the park and house. I'd love to visit some day but I'm too afraid of flying.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 08, 2021, 11:31:09 AM
^ It was a nice place to sit. Drink and listen to music.  :drink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 08, 2021, 11:35:36 AM
I was asked by someone who likes to shock if it’s “too soon” to dress up for Halloween as a pair of Covid lungs, and I said I think it is. He said, “Spanish flu 1918 lungs?” I suggested something from Star Wars instead.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 08, 2021, 11:44:46 AM
^ Can't he just dress up as colon cancer? That way he won't have to wear a costume.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on October 08, 2021, 11:52:17 AM
They already did covid Halloween costumes in 2020

(https://imagevars.gulfnews.com/2020/10/26/halloween-kids-costumes_175654704a1_original-ratio.jpg)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 08, 2021, 04:55:55 PM
If a vampire decided to go to medical school, would they study hematology in order to learn more about blood, or would they study psychiatry to learn more about getting into peoples' heads?
Maybe they would cross anthropology with sales & advertising......


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 08, 2021, 09:06:44 PM
I used to be acquainted with a gay German kleptomaniac. Bet not many girls who grew up in '90s Midwestern suburbia could say that.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 09, 2021, 02:45:20 PM
what's with the super ostentatious cat sounds in movies? life if theres a cat in the room the microphone goes right to its face and its like " MEEEOW!" right in your ear.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 09, 2021, 05:48:55 PM
That's cool, but aren't all boots made for walking?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 09, 2021, 06:30:39 PM
^  :bouncegiggle:

(https://i.imgur.com/nmBjJjW.gif) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 09, 2021, 06:53:06 PM
Soft rock is my most despised music genre. I absolutely can't stand it. A graveyard at night has more life in it than soft rock has.


" I'm so lost in love, I can't live without out you..."
I don't disagree. I also hate bands that pretend to be  good rock bands. Like Limp Biscuit.
 :bluesad:

http://youtu.be/gES95UtYTr0 (http://youtu.be/gES95UtYTr0)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 09, 2021, 07:19:18 PM
I wonder if ducks think we are gods if we save them from dying in an oil spill that we caused?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 09, 2021, 08:34:32 PM
That '90s Show is coming? I'm down with that.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 09, 2021, 10:43:50 PM
...I also hate bands that pretend to be  good rock bands. Like Limp Biscuit.
 :bluesad:...


...or LINKIN PARK... or NICKELBACK...  :lookingup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 10, 2021, 01:22:02 AM
If they ever made a 7 cent coin, it should be called a dickel.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 10, 2021, 01:23:34 PM
A song that makes me recall a funny moment is Bullet With Butterfly Wings, because it was playing years ago while I was being bench-pressed like a 115-pound weight. Just an idea someone got, “Think I can bench-press you if you hold real still?”

“Let’s see.”

So as Billy Corgan warbled that he was still just a rat in a cage, I held myself rigid and was lifted toward the ceiling several impressive times in a row.

It was fun til he tickled me and I fell on him and my elbow busted his lip.

Crazy times.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 11, 2021, 04:01:55 PM
Death goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 11, 2021, 06:02:37 PM
The more I learn about the business practices Horace Smith & Dan Wesson, the more it surprises me that these two didn't wind up in jail at some point during there careers....
Considering how many business partners Horace Smith & Dan Wesson left shirtless, the more ironic I find it that Volcanic Arms was bought out by a shirt maker.....
The more I learn about the evolution of Volcanic Arms, the more I can't help imagining these things turning up in some late night infomercial......


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on October 11, 2021, 09:32:50 PM
...I also hate bands that pretend to be  good rock bands. Like Limp Biscuit.
 :bluesad:...


...or LINKIN PARK... or NICKELBACK...  :lookingup:
Sadly all three bands have more energy than a radio station that plays at work. I swear that radio station is what drives my hatred for soft rock. My manager is even more vocal on his displeasure with soft rock than me.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on October 12, 2021, 01:21:21 AM
I swear that radio station is what drives my hatred for soft rock.

I feel the exact same way. I was working a few weeks in a section of our firm that had a radio station on all day. It was torture because they would repeat certain songs throughout the day and all week long. The radio station had a hard on for Westlife's Total Eclipse of the Heart, a cover version of the Bonnie Tyler classic. Funny thing is the Westlife version was never released officially as a single, but the radio station would play it 3-4 times every day for weeks. I felt violated and brain washed lol. Thanks to that radio station pushing that song (it is still on their heavy rotation list to this day. Why?) it became one of my most hated songs.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 12, 2021, 10:55:08 AM
Orange is the most naturally-caffeinated of all bi-racial crayons.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 12, 2021, 08:09:09 PM
I was falling asleep watching Bob Ross paint, when I heard him say a certain dirty-ish word for male bovine poop. I did a double take and rewound YouTube and what he said was, “….blend the color, or moosh-it.” OK, the world returned to normal then.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 12, 2021, 08:55:47 PM
I am reading the comments to a cocktail recipe and wondering, do people not know what lemonade is anymore?  :question: One guy thinks it's carbonated and another thinks it's pure lemon juice.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 13, 2021, 09:05:47 AM
Someone has to clean up after every onscreen food fight, after every hotel room trashed by rock stars showing off to groupies, after every dropping of confetti and balloons at a time-wasting political convention. Those are the unsung heroes in the wake of your self-indulgence, Belushi, Plant, Pelosi.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 13, 2021, 09:30:49 AM
in the wake of your self-indulgence, Belushi, Plant, Pelosi.

I know John Belushi- but the others? Robert Plant from Led Zep? Nancy Pelosi ?  :question:
They're not in movies.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on October 13, 2021, 11:44:06 AM
I know John Belushi- but the others? Robert Plant from Led Zep? Nancy Pelosi ?  :question:
They're not in movies.

Someone has to clean up after every onscreen food fight (Belushi)
after every hotel room trashed by rock stars showing off to groupies (Plant)
after every dropping of confetti and balloons at a time-wasting political convention (Pelosi)




Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 13, 2021, 01:55:45 PM
Kristi said she was looking for a TV show to buy me as a Yule present. I have suggested Saphire & Steel.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 13, 2021, 11:03:46 PM
Kristi said she was looking for a TV show to buy me as a Yule present. I have suggested Saphire & Steel.

Wow: that is a blast from the past.  :smile: :thumbup:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire_%26_Steel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire_%26_Steel)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 14, 2021, 08:46:23 AM
I think Andy Warhol would have made a frustrating D&D Dungeon Master.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 14, 2021, 12:25:28 PM
Kristi said she was looking for a TV show to buy me as a Yule present. I have suggested Saphire & Steel.

Wow: that is a blast from the past.  :smile: :thumbup:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire_%26_Steel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapphire_%26_Steel)

The other show I suggested was "Into the Labyrinth". If you remember that one without needing to search for it, colour me impressed. At least in the U.K, I seem to be the only one who remembers it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 14, 2021, 12:36:43 PM

The other show I suggested was "Into the Labyrinth". If you remember that one without needing to search for it, colour me impressed. At least in the U.K, I seem to be the only one who remembers it.

I had to search for it: it looks good. :thumbup:

The one British TV series which scared the *BEEP* out of me as a teen (but I remember fondly and have on DVD) is this:  :buggedout: :buggedout:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Omega_Factor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Omega_Factor)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 14, 2021, 04:56:21 PM
I think we can all be glad that trees don't fart.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 14, 2021, 05:02:28 PM
I think we can all be glad that trees don't fart.

"If trees could scream, would we cut them down?
 We probably would, if they did it all the time, for no reason."
 - Jack Handy


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 14, 2021, 08:30:03 PM
I know John Belushi- but the others? Robert Plant from Led Zep? Nancy Pelosi ?  :question:
They're not in movies.

Someone has to clean up after every onscreen food fight (Belushi)
after every hotel room trashed by rock stars showing off to groupies (Plant)
after every dropping of confetti and balloons at a time-wasting political convention (Pelosi)




Some odd choices. Belushi has been dead for decades, Plant hasn't thrown a TV out a window since about 1973, and Pelosi having a big rally? I must have missed that one. Though I noticed Dump is still running around the country having circle jerks all over the place, even though he isn't holding any office.
Oh yeah...and Jan.6.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 15, 2021, 08:03:50 AM
It seems like the modern medical community is better at keeping sick people lingering than it is improving overall health in the later stages of life.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 16, 2021, 04:34:06 AM
It seems like the modern medical community is better at keeping sick people lingering than it is improving overall health in the later stages of life.

I think that is down to how much people look after themselves though when they are younger and then suffering the effects later.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 16, 2021, 12:59:28 PM
Visited some friends out of state last night and drove home through two separate active tornado warnings. Crazy stuff.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 17, 2021, 03:54:13 PM
I am randomly wondering whatever happened to Boy Scout Kevin.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 17, 2021, 04:22:29 PM
I am randomly wondering whatever happened to Boy Scout Kevin.

I dunno...it's been almost a year...I hope he's ok.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 18, 2021, 02:36:47 PM
The world was forever changed because you came into it. The future is rewritten because of the children to whom you gave life. Everything you do, every choice you make, changes what would have been. We are each writers of the great story.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 18, 2021, 02:48:45 PM
^ well, thank you for that compliment!  :twirl:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 19, 2021, 10:12:30 AM
I am randomly wondering whatever happened to Boy Scout Kevin.

I dunno...it's been almost a year...I hope he's ok.

I was also wondering about him.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 19, 2021, 10:23:58 AM
My friend spent several summers in Israel as a kid, and one year her group went to Masada, and the guide told them the women there in AD 74 made themselves beautiful before their deaths, and the Romans who found them dead were so stunned by this that some veteran soldiers cradled the Jewish women’s bodies in their arms and wept. I’ve never heard that anywhere else but she said that’s what the Israelis said.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on October 19, 2021, 10:34:08 PM
My friend spent several summers in Israel as a kid, and one year her group went to Masada, and the guide told them the women there in AD 74 made themselves beautiful before their deaths, and the Romans who found them dead were so stunned by this that some veteran soldiers cradled the Jewish women’s bodies in their arms and wept. I’ve never heard that anywhere else but she said that’s what the Israelis said.

Interesting.  The only contemporary account of Masada is the one from Josephus, who did interview the only survivors the Romans found.  Guess I need to dig out my volume of THE JEWISH WAR and see if that's in there.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 19, 2021, 11:11:41 PM
My friend spent several summers in Israel as a kid, and one year her group went to Masada, and the guide told them the women there in AD 74 made themselves beautiful before their deaths, and the Romans who found them dead were so stunned by this that some veteran soldiers cradled the Jewish women’s bodies in their arms and wept. I’ve never heard that anywhere else but she said that’s what the Israelis said.

Interesting.  The only contemporary account of Masada is the one from Josephus, who did interview the only survivors the Romans found.  Guess I need to dig out my volume of THE JEWISH WAR and see if that's in there.

Probably some scheme older Israeli women cooked up to guilt-trip American Jewish girls into self-improvement. "If our ancestors could gussy themselves up to face death, is it too much to ask you to lose five pounds while you're over here for the summer, Rachel Beerman?"

My theory.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 20, 2021, 12:08:36 PM
I keep finding sloppy anachronisms in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. For instance, they didn't have hand grenades in ancient Antioch, they didn't have neon lights in Dark Age Britain, rabbits had quit being carnivorous by the 2nd century, God didn't have an English accent til Victorian times, and police in the 1970s couldn't travel back in time to arrest people, because time machines still aren't common today, five decades later. And this is dubbed a classic?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 20, 2021, 06:34:26 PM
I keep finding sloppy anachronisms in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. For instance, they didn't have hand grenades in ancient Antioch, they didn't have neon lights in Dark Age Britain, rabbits had quit being carnivorous by the 2nd century, God didn't have an English accent til Victorian times, and police in the 1970s couldn't travel back in time to arrest people, because time machines still aren't common today, five decades later. And this is dubbed a classic?

Have you secretly been WyreWizard all along?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 21, 2021, 10:39:54 AM
It's raining, and I keep thinking how when people draw raindrops, they are drawing them upside down. The thick end should be at the top.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 21, 2021, 12:41:51 PM
It is a wet autumn here.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 21, 2021, 01:34:49 PM
I keep finding sloppy anachronisms in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. For instance, they didn't have hand grenades in ancient Antioch, they didn't have neon lights in Dark Age Britain, rabbits had quit being carnivorous by the 2nd century, God didn't have an English accent til Victorian times, and police in the 1970s couldn't travel back in time to arrest people, because time machines still aren't common today, five decades later. And this is dubbed a classic?

Have you secretly been WyreWizard all along?

 :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 22, 2021, 09:52:19 AM
When I was a kid I used to like a variation of hide and seek called hide and bite. It was hard to get people to play it with me twice though.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on October 22, 2021, 09:58:40 AM
I didn't even know there was a hide and clap variation until I saw The Conjuring.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/QMCorrbkNGXiU/giphy.gif)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 22, 2021, 11:49:13 AM
Any sufficiently advanced science will indeed seem to be magic to anyone who doesn't understand it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 22, 2021, 10:56:40 PM
The heart speaks its own language and the soul hears it, oft to its own grief.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on October 24, 2021, 09:59:51 AM
There's nothing quite lke waking up and cleaning up dog mess after having a frantic day yesterday.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 24, 2021, 12:10:20 PM
^ Except for rolling in it and drinking it's blood!  :smile:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 28, 2021, 01:30:04 AM
They really should have stuck with Boaty McBoatface.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 28, 2021, 06:17:20 AM
After watching Marvel's 'What if?" show, I think I'd have much rather seen a Captain Carter series of movies than Captain America.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 28, 2021, 07:26:44 AM
They really should have stuck with Boaty McBoatface.

 :teddyr: :teddyr:

If you're talking about the navy renaming a ship after David Attenborough,  :thumbup: I have a toilet in my house I named after his brother Dick.  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on October 28, 2021, 10:41:47 AM
After many many years IMDb added the genre tag "horror" to The Silence of the Lambs (1991) this week. I wonder what made them change their mind?

Jaws (1975) still remains without "horror" tag though.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 29, 2021, 12:39:07 AM
Something I remember about 1985.

I remember I got a splinter in my chin and it hurt.

I was staying all night with my cousin, who took me through some woods near her home and out the other side to this house they were building at this new subdivision, and by propping a ladder against the side of a half-built house, we'd gone up on the roof, which seemed really high at the time, even though the house was just a one-story ranch.

I was keenly aware my cousin was leading me astray, her standard MO, and if I got busted I'd be in complete and total trouble for going up on a roof with her, but I did it anyway, which was a recurring pattern: she'd propose mischief, I'd follow. She was ten, I was six, she was my leader.

We climbed back down after being up on the roof a few minutes, and I saw that this house had a wooden deck, not sanded or painted or anything, so I climbed it and leaned over the deck to see my cousin who was on the ground, and put my chin against the railing to call out to her, and a little splinter from the rough wood stuck me like a dart, just zooming straight into me diagonally about half an inch in.

I pulled half of the splinter out but it broke and partly stayed under my skin and ached and got red over the next few days, like a tiny chigger bite, and my cousin said don't tell them how it happened, so I didn't, but everybody kept saying I should get the splinter taken out and I said no. I picked at it and it burned but I wouldn't let anyone else touch it.

Finally my dad, who'd been away for a while with his new work in another state came home and saw my chin and did a double-take and raised his eyebrows and said the splinter would stay in there the rest of my life and I'd notice people always looking down at my chin when they talked to me, and asked did I want that?

Well, no, so I let him take a needle and work the splinter out, which hurt like insanely much and bled a lot more than it'd seem like a little thing like that would, and it left an even bigger red spot on my chin for the next week, but at least it did heal so I wasn't destined to be called Splinter Chin, like my cousin said I would be as she laughed her head off when it happened in the first place.

1985.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 29, 2021, 10:36:51 AM
( Say in a Carey Grant voice)
"Rudy, Rudy, Rudy!"
That's an Abe Lincoln hat??? Looks like the Mad Hatter's hat!
 Real life makes it hard to make fun of stuff. Because you cant't make this sh!t up.

(https://i.imgur.com/34NmGNy.jpg) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 29, 2021, 10:47:04 AM
...That's an Abe Lincoln hat??? Looks like the Mad Hatter's hat!
 Real life makes it hard to make fun of stuff. Because you cant't make this sh!t up.
...


It is not an ABE LINCOLN "stovepipe" it is an earlier "bell crown" and therefore WAY wrong.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 29, 2021, 10:53:07 AM
^ Whatever is going on here- it's so stupid it's funny.  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 29, 2021, 02:39:52 PM
^ Whatever is going on here- it's so stupid it's funny.  :bouncegiggle:


Indeed.

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/index1-3-1605902864.jpg?crop=0.5xw:1xh;center,top&resize=980:*)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 30, 2021, 11:20:17 AM
What ever happened to Women's Roller Derby? Or any roller derby TV shows, for that matter?

http://youtu.be/9JySr3QeeOs (http://youtu.be/9JySr3QeeOs)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 30, 2021, 04:12:01 PM
It turns out that the party Kristi asked me to go to is fancy dress. Advance warning of this would have been useful. If anyone asks about my costume I am going to rip my tee shirt off and say I’m Jon Moxley.

Although he wishes he has my shoulders.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 30, 2021, 04:27:54 PM
What ever happened to Women's Roller Derby? Or any roller derby TV shows, for that matter?

[url]http://youtu.be/9JySr3QeeOs[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/9JySr3QeeOs[/url])


Had a league called The River City Roller Girls my first year at WRIR....
It's what the movie Whip It (2009) was about....
I think an episode of Lucifer, maybe the second season, was about roller derby....

Maybe it's one of those things only women know about.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on October 30, 2021, 09:18:03 PM
Work played Uriah Heep on the radio, a group I had never heard of before.  Both of my parents heard of the name but don't know any songs of them.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 30, 2021, 09:26:51 PM
 ^ I had one of they'r records in the 70's. They were early prog rock. But with a metal edge.
I had this record.

http://youtu.be/lumulauzCU0 (http://youtu.be/lumulauzCU0)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 30, 2021, 11:47:56 PM
^ I had one of they'r records in the 70's. They were early prog rock. But with a metal edge.
I had this record.

[url]http://youtu.be/lumulauzCU0[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/lumulauzCU0[/url])


URIAH HEEP my favorite English band to dump on.   :thumbdown: What drivel.  Here you go : 

http://youtu.be/QaRXQkuB2SM (http://youtu.be/QaRXQkuB2SM) 

https://youtu.be/QaRXQkuB2SM (https://youtu.be/QaRXQkuB2SM)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 31, 2021, 05:53:12 PM
If people are parts of a wheel, then what is the difference between the cogs & the spokes???????????


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 01, 2021, 04:03:11 AM
Try saying "Red leather, yellow leather" 3 times real fast.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on November 01, 2021, 03:00:05 PM
YouTube wants me to test two months free premium and I wouldn't mind but in order to do so I have to actually complete a premium purchase and click "try it free."
If I don't cancel the free trial on time they will charge a monthly fee. From what I read people get shafted all the time because they are struggling to cancel or did cancel on time but still charged and didn't get their money back.

If you are giving away two months for free just do it, and switch automatically back to regular YouTube after two months without forcing the purchase.
No drama, no struggling, no p**sed off people.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 02, 2021, 07:21:11 AM
Retiring at age forty-two seems great beforehand because it leaves you with the entire second act of life still ahead. But then you realize the playwright hasn't written the second act, and you've been improvising your lines since the door closed behind you, and you can't go back in anymore. So you wash off the makeup and shake their last style out of your hair and you look in the mirror at this stranger you're suddenly meeting, and you think, "What now?"


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 02, 2021, 10:40:27 AM
Retiring at age forty-two seems great beforehand because it leaves you with the entire second act of life still ahead. But then you realize the playwright hasn't written the second act, and you've been improvising your lines since the door closed behind you, and you can't go back in anymore. So you wash off the makeup and shake their last style out of your hair and you look in the mirror at this stranger you're suddenly meeting, and you think, "What now?"

Write a novel, paint a picture, go naked ice skating on a frozen lake in Canada. The world is your oyster.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 02, 2021, 10:42:17 AM
^ Smoke weed, play with the dog, sit in the front yard watching cars-trying to guess what color the next car will be.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: pacman000 on November 02, 2021, 12:40:20 PM
Get another job, this time on YOUR terms.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 04, 2021, 09:22:26 AM
Exchange from this morning....

Me: "I had warm cinnamon buns for breakfast."

My friend Edie: "You cheated with a hot Cuban guy this early in the day?"

Pretty bad, but funny.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 04, 2021, 11:57:46 AM
Retiring at age forty-two seems great beforehand because it leaves you with the entire second act of life still ahead. But then you realize the playwright hasn't written the second act, and you've been improvising your lines since the door closed behind you, and you can't go back in anymore. So you wash off the makeup and shake their last style out of your hair and you look in the mirror at this stranger you're suddenly meeting, and you think, "What now?"

Get coked-up, have a threesome with a stripper, kill a hobo for kicks.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 04, 2021, 02:13:03 PM
Retiring at age forty-two seems great beforehand because it leaves you with the entire second act of life still ahead. But then you realize the playwright hasn't written the second act, and you've been improvising your lines since the door closed behind you, and you can't go back in anymore. So you wash off the makeup and shake their last style out of your hair and you look in the mirror at this stranger you're suddenly meeting, and you think, "What now?"

Get coked-up, have a threesome with a stripper, kill a hobo for kicks.

Can the hobo and the stripper be the same person?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Paquita on November 04, 2021, 10:19:18 PM
Retiring at age forty-two seems great beforehand because it leaves you with the entire second act of life still ahead. But then you realize the playwright hasn't written the second act, and you've been improvising your lines since the door closed behind you, and you can't go back in anymore. So you wash off the makeup and shake their last style out of your hair and you look in the mirror at this stranger you're suddenly meeting, and you think, "What now?"

Get coked-up, have a threesome with a stripper, kill a hobo for kicks.

Can the hobo and the stripper be the same person?

No, because the stripper hobo might be me when I’m unemployed in March and have to take up stripper hoboing to provide for my family.  I don’t think I’ll quite be ready to die yet, but the list of things I would do for 20 bucks might get much longer. 

Plan an adventure!  Solve mysteries! Did you know you can make baskets out of pine needles?   There’s a youtube video on it.  I think I’m going to do that too – I’ll be a basket weaving stripper hobo.  I may not be able to do all the moves the other strippers can do, but I bet you haven’t seen a stripper on a freight train with super cute hand woven pine needle basket top grass tasseled pasties.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 05, 2021, 09:29:05 AM
Remember, remember the fifth of November, when a benighted bunch of Catholic fundamentalists tried to murder the English government and bring the brutality of the Inquisition to the land, somehow inspiring modern-day revolutionary hobbyists who say they want social equality for all. Try 'n connect those far-flung dots, eh....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 05, 2021, 10:12:39 AM
Remember, remember the fifth of November, when a benighted bunch of Catholic fundamentalists tried to murder the English government and bring the brutality of the Inquisition to the land, somehow inspiring modern-day revolutionary hobbyists who say they want social equality for all. Try 'n connect those far-flung dots, eh....

Seems pretty useless.
All of it.
All religion seems competitive and useless. Or dangerous.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 05, 2021, 10:54:22 AM
I often feel it was a shame they didn't succeed. Not that I agree with their beliefs or aims, but sometimes I do feel that the country would be better off without Parliament.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 05, 2021, 11:24:49 AM
Retiring at age forty-two seems great beforehand because it leaves you with the entire second act of life still ahead. But then you realize the playwright hasn't written the second act, and you've been improvising your lines since the door closed behind you, and you can't go back in anymore. So you wash off the makeup and shake their last style out of your hair and you look in the mirror at this stranger you're suddenly meeting, and you think, "What now?"

Get coked-up, have a threesome with a stripper, kill a hobo for kicks.

Can the hobo and the stripper be the same person?

No, because the stripper hobo might be me when I’m unemployed in March and have to take up stripper hoboing to provide for my family.  I don’t think I’ll quite be ready to die yet, but the list of things I would do for 20 bucks might get much longer. 

Plan an adventure!  Solve mysteries! Did you know you can make baskets out of pine needles?   There’s a youtube video on it.  I think I’m going to do that too – I’ll be a basket weaving stripper hobo.  I may not be able to do all the moves the other strippers can do, but I bet you haven’t seen a stripper on a freight train with super cute hand woven pine needle basket top grass tasseled pasties.



If you can steal a laptop, you could always leech onto some free wi-fi and launch your own highly specialised Only Fans.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 05, 2021, 03:30:18 PM
 ^ Ride a sperm whale, get swallowed by it, get sh!t out, and go on to live a normal life.

(https://i.imgur.com/oh25nul.gif) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on November 05, 2021, 03:41:58 PM
I really need to do some laundry soon.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on November 05, 2021, 07:38:38 PM
Well, I have dug up or helped dig mammoth, mastodon, bison, a Pleistocene musk ox, mosasaur, plesiosaur, xiphactinus (a 16-foot tarpon-like fish), and an ancient sea turtle.
Now I can say I have helped dig up a giant ground sloth!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 05, 2021, 09:51:29 PM
Three Friday night thoughts.....

I once asked an expert on the subject what I'd be like on cocaine, and he said, "Frightening."

Religion is a finger pointing at the moon, not the moon. (Though which finger varies.)

It broke my heart to find out the best compliment ever---she's never bored because she's never boring----was lifted without credit from The Pet Shop Boys.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 07, 2021, 09:02:14 AM
The frost was so thick when I got up this morning in the pre-dawn it looked like grass had been replaced by sauerkraut.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 08, 2021, 08:22:04 AM
I found out that a version of Monopoly, based on the Bible exists (Bibleopoly). I wonder how much Sodom and Gomorrah are worth?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/8009477520?iid=133927653124 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/8009477520?iid=133927653124) if anyone wants a copy by the way. It is touted as being fun and educational.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 08, 2021, 09:01:26 AM
The Towles novel reminded me of something Fitzgerald may have written had he lived into his fifties. You should read it when you're in "Miami."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 08, 2021, 09:50:04 AM
I used to tell my kids when they were real little that thunder and lightning was just God bowling.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: pacman000 on November 08, 2021, 10:41:09 AM
I found out that a version of Monopoly, based on the Bible exists (Bibleopoly). I wonder how much Sodom and Gomorrah are worth?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/8009477520?iid=133927653124 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/8009477520?iid=133927653124) if anyone wants a copy by the way. It is touted as being fun and educational.
Have a copy. If that one's like ours, it's a co-operative game where you have to trade with players to form a certain number of churches. (Going by memory.)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 09, 2021, 10:10:19 AM
I hear there are moves in Brazil to make their president stand trial for genocide for his handling of Covid and the amount of deaths.

While I find it hard to believe such a protest actually succeeding and him standing trial for war crimes, imagine a world where politicians were actually held accountable for their actions? Now wouldn't that be something?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 09, 2021, 10:23:40 AM
^ It happened in Nuremberg...except some sneaky Nazis ended up working for the Allies, and many still had their companies and holdings.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 09, 2021, 10:54:02 AM
Shame the Japanese war criminals got away with their crimes back then.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 09, 2021, 11:17:38 AM
^ Yes. But we dropped 2 A-bombs on Japan, and I think all  involved just wanted it over.
I think they got what they paid for, but dropping it on civilians- and I know they murdered civilians-so did everybody.
But we just dropped a big bomb on a major city. And another the next day.
I don't really know what to say about anything.
I DO know by sowing anger and hate into a mind set among others is just f**king lashing out because your life is empty.
I don't know for sure, but it seems to have become a religion to some folks.
" You have created a monster, and it will destroy you."
FRANKENSTEIN (1931)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 09, 2021, 01:20:57 PM
Here at home, Donald Rumsfeld deserved to be held accountable for his inexcusable failures of duty as Defense Secretary; Dick Cheney was probably within the bounds of being a war criminal; and George W. Bush routinely ignored intelligence that ran contrary to his version of how he wanted things to be, costing uncountable loss of life.  At the very least I hope history judges them harshly.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 09, 2021, 02:04:55 PM
I think dropping the bombs possibly had more to do with being a warning shot to the Soviet Union. They were already grabbing territory in Eastern Europe that went further than the agreements Stalin had made with the west. No one wanted them grabbing more land and having a controlling stake in Japan.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on November 09, 2021, 08:14:50 PM
My Dad was scheduled to take part in the second wave of the invasion of Japan.  Army intelligence expected America to lose 250,000 to 500,000 troops in a conventional D-Day style invasion of Japan - and to subdue the island, the casualties they would have to inflict on the enemy, based on  Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Saipan, and all the other Japanese held islands we stormed, would have probably been ten times our own losses.
The bomb ended the war at the cost of 100,000 dead.  It sucked for those killed, but in the end, I do believe the  atomic bombs saved more lives than they took.
And one of them was my Dad's.

I'm glad I didn't have to make that call.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 09, 2021, 08:26:32 PM
^ The deal I have with dropping the A bomb-once- I can understand from a tactical move. It scared the f**k out of everybody. But why Nagasaki? There was no reason to do that.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on November 09, 2021, 10:56:19 PM
^ The deal I have with dropping the A bomb-once- I can understand from a tactical move. It scared the f**k out of everybody. But why Nagasaki? There was no reason to do that.

After Hiroshima, the USA gave Japan an ultimatum: Surrender within 48 hours or we hit you again.
Japan did not surrender, and we hit them again.
They surrendered the next day.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 09, 2021, 11:13:03 PM
it was terrorism, plain and simple


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on November 10, 2021, 12:16:07 AM
it was terrorism, plain and simple

It was WAR.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 10, 2021, 12:29:17 AM
Bombing the population to influence the policies of the govt is terrorism


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 10, 2021, 06:46:42 AM
^ The deal I have with dropping the A bomb-once- I can understand from a tactical move. It scared the f**k out of everybody. But why Nagasaki? There was no reason to do that.

The cities that were hit were picked because they had been relatively untouched by the war so far. It was felt that bombing a city that had already been reduced to rubble would lessen the psychological impact of the weapon. If I remember rightly (and I'd have to admit here that my memory is a bit fuzzy here, it has been a long time since we did the Laws Of Armed Conflict (LOAC), as a study in relation to the bombings), both cities were legitimate targets as they were producing war goods or had a large military base... something like that. Certainly, given their own activities in places like Nanking (it was the Rape of Nanking that really set Japan and the US on the course to war) I don't think the Japanese can really complain about what was done to them. If you really want to know more behind the reasons RC, I can look them up for you and send you some links when I have some free time.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 10, 2021, 08:43:31 AM
^ Like Alex mentioned, I think the fact that Russia was eyeballing Japan in the final months of the war is why the US dropped the bombs. If I recall, Russia and Japan had dealings with  each other back in the early 1900's.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 10, 2021, 08:56:45 AM
In academic circles there is certainly a lot of debate on what actually caused Japan to surrender, was it the two bombs, or was it that the Soviet Union had broken their non-aggression pact and was rampaging throughout Manchukuo (Manchuria). My own view is that it would have been a combination of factors (these and a few others too).

You are correct about Japan and Russia having been at war previously. Japan shocked the world when it humiliated Russia in 1904/1905, sinking two large Russian fleets. Later (although Russia was by then the USSR), there was the Battles of Khalkhin Gol, an event little known in the west but that set the course of the Second World War even before a shot of that conflict had been fired.

In a completely unrelated issue, is anyone here an expert in faultfinding with printers?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 10, 2021, 09:59:14 AM

^Yeah- throw it in the garbage and buy another one. When my old printer took a s**t, I tossed it. I'm on my 3rd printer.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 10, 2021, 05:12:50 PM
I wonder what would happen if Jason Voorhees hockey mask was destroyed, and he was forced to wear a Green Bay Packers cheese hat for several sequels.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 10, 2021, 10:11:38 PM
My email doesn't seem to be working tonight.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on November 10, 2021, 10:44:27 PM
It is 2021 and I'm streaming for the first time. We got Netflix which is part of a renewed and updated contract with our Internet provider.

As far as movies go, I'm not very impressed. About 65% of the Documentaries look like crap. I was never much into series but I'll probably start watching a few. I guess Stranger Things is the obvious first choice.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 11, 2021, 01:55:44 PM
It is 2021 and I'm streaming for the first time. We got Netflix which is part of a renewed and updated contract with our Internet provider.

As far as movies go, I'm not very impressed. About 65% of the Documentaries look like crap. I was never much into series but I'll probably start watching a few. I guess Stranger Things is the obvious first choice.

Netflix has gone down in quality--especially in movies--in the past few years, as they've gone almost exclusively to original content. They do have a new deal with Sony, though. Last non-original movie I watched on there was LABYRINTH (1986).


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 11, 2021, 02:24:33 PM
If I'd been conceived in a projectionist's booth, I think I'd brag about that.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: pacman000 on November 11, 2021, 02:42:36 PM
Never was all that impressed with Netflix. Around 2015 or 2016, I was at someone's house & tried it. I wanted to watch "The Valley of Gwanjii" but couldn't find it. Failing that, I decided to watch "The Lost World." They didn't even have the public-domain silent version.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 11, 2021, 02:47:01 PM
I would get netflix if they offered ALL their movies streaming


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 11, 2021, 07:48:29 PM
I wonder what it would look like if somebody tried to make a cigar store indian out of a muk yan jong...
Or tried to make a muk yan jong out of a cigar store indian....
Or if some artist had some weird vision of a fusion of the two.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on November 11, 2021, 08:44:19 PM
Is fostering cats a new trend? It seems that almost everybody in my social media feed is suddenly now fostering cats.

I'm not against the Idea but personally I wouldn't have the time and patience.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 12, 2021, 03:04:43 PM
the best part of Wild Wild West by The Escape Club is when he goes "gimmee gimmee safe sex"


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 14, 2021, 03:33:38 PM
Yoda dies around the age of nine-hundred with a head of thinned out grey hair....

.....Leaving me to conclude that at some point in his prime, he must've had a full head of hair with some kind of color to it....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 14, 2021, 03:41:32 PM
^ Maybe blue. Or a purple mohawk. Or a Moe Howard.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on November 16, 2021, 07:07:15 PM
Gotta love it when the general manager doesn't call someone to fix a simple fix on machinery and that leads to it breaking more and injuring a worker. Yea that happened to me today.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 16, 2021, 07:19:13 PM
Gotta love it when the general manager doesn't call someone to fix a simple fix on machinery and that leads to it breaking more and injuring a worker. Yea that happened to me today.

DANG!
The most dangerous thing we had at WRIR was a gas stove, which I saw enough people make enough mistakes with...
Still that was one of the reasons I left in 2016; The maintenance & repair team would never fix anything, just send me a rude email asking why I needed said equipment......


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on November 16, 2021, 07:33:54 PM
Gotta love it when the general manager doesn't call someone to fix a simple fix on machinery and that leads to it breaking more and injuring a worker. Yea that happened to me today.
I got




DANG!
The most dangerous thing we had at WRIR was a gas stove, which I saw enough people make enough mistakes with...
Still that was one of the reasons I left in 2016; The maintenance & repair team would never fix anything, just send me a rude email asking why I needed said equipment......
I got injured when I was trying to do a bale from the box baler at work. The box baler has two broken struts that holds up the gate.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 16, 2021, 08:45:59 PM
The clock hanging on my wall in the living room is whacked. The time is off by hours.
I tried to reset it-didn't work.
So I just left it hanging on the wall.
The little second hand goes round- but every day it's some weird time.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 16, 2021, 10:13:10 PM
Today I learned about Elmer McCurdy......
A successful plumber at one point in his life, a real piece of work in his last living year.....
In death, a curiosity both figuratively & literally........


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 17, 2021, 12:27:56 AM
I don't know about you folks, but I'm excited to see JFK rise from the dead!



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 17, 2021, 12:34:55 PM
My nose is getting distracting......


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on November 17, 2021, 12:42:15 PM
I don't know about you folks, but I'm excited to see JFK rise from the dead!



but he will reinstate Trump. Not excited about that  :bluesad:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 17, 2021, 12:45:50 PM
I don't know about you folks, but I'm excited to see JFK rise from the dead!



but he will reinstate Trump. Not excited about that  :bluesad:

I think you guys mean JFK Jr. It would be ludicrous to think JFK would come back from the dead to reinstate Trump!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 17, 2021, 12:51:39 PM
^ Of course! JFK Sr. would be a 104 year old zombie! Jr. would only be a only a 61 year old zombie!
Now if we could just get Jackie to rise from the dead, we can recreate the murder and funeral!

(https://i.imgur.com/UMZ3N2F.gif) (https://lunapic.com)



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 17, 2021, 01:05:10 PM
I don't know about you folks, but I'm excited to see JFK rise from the dead!



but he will reinstate Trump. Not excited about that  :bluesad:

I think you guys mean JFK Jr. It would be ludicrous to think JFK would come back from the dead to reinstate Trump!

Why stop there? Bring back all the dead presidents.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 17, 2021, 01:15:41 PM
^ Or just bring back ALL the Dead Kennedys!

http://youtu.be/Gm0t99WmSCM (http://youtu.be/Gm0t99WmSCM)



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 17, 2021, 02:54:10 PM
Air fryers suck. All food that goes into it comes out tasteless. UGH!  :bluesad:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on November 17, 2021, 07:12:44 PM
Air fryers suck. All food that goes into it comes out tasteless. UGH!  :bluesad:

How is that even possible? Don't you salt and pepper your food before air frying it?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 17, 2021, 08:45:57 PM
There are times I think More Than Meets The Eye by The Bangles would've gone nicely with that closing scene in The Wild One (1953)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 18, 2021, 10:27:49 PM
Air fryers suck. All food that goes into it comes out tasteless. UGH!  :bluesad:

How is that even possible? Don't you salt and pepper your food before air frying it?

You can't make home fries with onions in an air fryer. It's a glorified microwave.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 18, 2021, 10:42:17 PM
Air fryers suck. All food that goes into it comes out tasteless. UGH!  :bluesad:
How is that even possible? Don't you salt and pepper your food before air frying it?
You can't make home fries with onions in an air fryer. It's a glorified microwave.

Maybe not, but we eat chicken out of air fryer often.  It is NOT a "glorified microwave".


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 18, 2021, 10:57:00 PM
What kind of chicken? How do you fry chicken in that?
Unless it's like Banquet or Swanson.
Nah. You can fry chicken, you can shake and bake chicken, you can make a roast chicken.
You can get a pack of frozen chicken nuggets and stick it in an air fryer.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 18, 2021, 11:12:40 PM
What kind of chicken? How do you fry chicken in that?
Unless it's like Banquet or Swanson.
Nah. You can fry chicken, you can shake and bake chicken, you can make a roast chicken.
You can get a pack of frozen chicken nuggets and stick it in an air fryer.

Wings or thighs.  What the air fryer does is render out all the fat and leaves crispy skin behind.  Air fryer ain't even close to a microwave.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on November 19, 2021, 01:15:00 AM

You can't make home fries with onions in an air fryer. It's a glorified microwave.

I make home fries in the air fryer all the time. They are delicious. Air Fryer is nothing like a microwave, it's more like an mini-oven. Huge difference. Microwave heats up food and can make it soggy. Food from the air fryer is like straight out of the oven, always with a crispy edge.

One of my favorite things to cook in the air fryer are hamburgers. Put the patty in the air fryer basked and "broil" for 6-7 minutes at 355F on each side. They come out perfect. Super easy without grease splatter.
Marinated chicken pieces or wings from the air fryer are the best. You can do breaded chicken but it is suggested to pam spray the chicken first.

I also love to crisp and heat up savory snacks from the bakery. They taste like freshly made from the oven.

Air fryer is also great for roasting tomatoes, egg plant, zucchini - you name it. I use my AF almost every day.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 20, 2021, 10:55:05 AM
 ^ Eh. I don't like them.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on November 21, 2021, 09:40:50 PM
Stargazer from Rainbow is a better Kashmir than Kashmir itself.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 22, 2021, 02:18:39 PM
Do crabs think fish are flying?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 24, 2021, 02:40:19 PM
Repo Man is on tubi


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 24, 2021, 07:17:43 PM
Jack of Norfolk be not too bold,
For Dicken thy master is bought and sold.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 25, 2021, 10:24:48 PM
Many memes this week about that one episode of WKRP in Cincinnati, & there's a couple things I just can't get past:

1) "Wild" turkeys "can" fly, not farm turkeys....

2) Who the hell gives away "LIVE" turkeys for the holidays, particularly in an urban location???? I mean, do they really expect that many people to know how to kill, clean, gut & cure an animal?????  And are they allowed to do that in the city???


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 26, 2021, 02:26:47 PM
Many memes this week about that one episode of WKRP in Cincinnati, & there's a couple things I just can't get past:

1) "Wild" turkeys "can" fly, not farm turkeys....

2) Who the hell gives away "LIVE" turkeys for the holidays, particularly in an urban location???? I mean, do they really expect that many people to know how to kill, clean, gut & cure an animal?????  And are they allowed to do that in the city???

Because Cincinnati is the weirdest city in the Midwest; it makes Rome, Wisconsin seem sane. Therefore live turkeys, helicopter drop, eh, sounded logical.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 26, 2021, 10:51:14 PM
Many memes this week about that one episode of WKRP in Cincinnati, & there's a couple things I just can't get past:

1) "Wild" turkeys "can" fly, not farm turkeys....

2) Who the hell gives away "LIVE" turkeys for the holidays, particularly in an urban location???? I mean, do they really expect that many people to know how to kill, clean, gut & cure an animal?????  And are they allowed to do that in the city???

Because Cincinnati is the weirdest city in the Midwest; it makes Rome, Wisconsin seem sane. Therefore live turkeys, helicopter drop, eh, sounded logical.

The first time I saw this bit, I thought they were dropping "frozen" turkeys from the helicopter onto the crowd, which I found pretty funny, but then somebody mentions something revealing the turkeys are alive, & that's when I suddenly have a problem turning my brain off...........


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 29, 2021, 12:06:56 PM
The woman I've been seeing going on two years just got accepted into a master's program at NYU. She's hinting she'd like to try a long-distance thing but I don't see it working out.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 29, 2021, 01:03:59 PM
The woman I've been seeing going on two years just got accepted into a master's program at NYU. She's hinting she'd like to try a long-distance thing but I don't see it working out.

They can work, but it takes a huge amount of effort and commitment from both parties.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 29, 2021, 01:18:25 PM
The woman I've been seeing going on two years just got accepted into a master's program at NYU. She's hinting she'd like to try a long-distance thing but I don't see it working out.

They can work, but it takes a huge amount of effort and commitment from both parties.

I've never had any luck with them.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 29, 2021, 01:31:14 PM
The woman I've been seeing going on two years just got accepted into a master's program at NYU. She's hinting she'd like to try a long-distance thing but I don't see it working out.

They can work, but it takes a huge amount of effort and commitment from both parties.

I've never had any luck with them.

I got married through one, but yeah my previous long-distance ones were a disaster. It was a matter of finding things we could still do together, date nights where we'd start watching the same movie at the same time and chat on Skype while it was on, gaming online together etc. I was so very close to calling the whole thing off early on due to prior experience. If you do decide to go for it, then you both need to fully commit to it 110%. It takes a hellish amount of work for something that is not guaranteed to succeed. It might be better to call things off early than go through that. I am not trying to advise either way, but if you ever want to chat about how me and Kristi made things work then drop me a PM.

Whatever you both do decide, the best of luck to the pair of you. I don't envy you having to make this choice.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 29, 2021, 03:05:55 PM
The Letters of Shirley Jackson provides more true insight into who Shirley Jackson was than any biography of her I've so far read. I think I really like her.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 29, 2021, 04:30:02 PM
The woman I've been seeing going on two years just got accepted into a master's program at NYU. She's hinting she'd like to try a long-distance thing but I don't see it working out.

They can work, but it takes a huge amount of effort and commitment from both parties.

I've never had any luck with them.

I got married through one, but yeah my previous long-distance ones were a disaster. It was a matter of finding things we could still do together, date nights where we'd start watching the same movie at the same time and chat on Skype while it was on, gaming online together etc. I was so very close to calling the whole thing off early on due to prior experience. If you do decide to go for it, then you both need to fully commit to it 110%. It takes a hellish amount of work for something that is not guaranteed to succeed. It might be better to call things off early than go through that. I am not trying to advise either way, but if you ever want to chat about how me and Kristi made things work then drop me a PM.

Whatever you both do decide, the best of luck to the pair of you. I don't envy you having to make this choice.

Thank you for the offer. Truth is, I already know I am not interested in trying another long-distance thing. I am more worried about her accepting that fact.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 29, 2021, 04:52:35 PM
The Letters of Shirley Jackson provides more true insight into who Shirley Jackson was than any biography of her I've so far read. I think I really like her.

I have a book of her collected works, which includes many of her letters.
An amazing mind.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 30, 2021, 01:37:45 PM
I wonder if Get Smart could be done in this day & age....
I don't just mean in the age of smart phones & guns that have built in flashlights, but also in the age of HD television....

Such as when smart was wearing a stealthy fake nose to protect him from poisonous gasses instead of a gas mask, or the fake lips to protect him from a woman wearing poison lipstick.....

I keep wondering if people would notice those those things these days.........


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 02, 2021, 04:32:10 PM
Joyce Carol Oates' latest short story collection (knowing her she should have five more out by next week) contains a stream of consciousness tale of a Manson follower rehearsing her speech before a parole board, and even though it was fiction, as I read it I found myself thinking: may you never walk free, you wretched scum.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 03, 2021, 01:28:23 PM
Been so warm and sunny here this week I managed to get a mild sunburn.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 04, 2021, 08:51:48 AM
My daughter: "Why haven't more species of freshwater sharks evolved?"

Me: "Honey, God invented war, genocide, diseases, and hurricanes, but he's not THAT cruel."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on December 04, 2021, 09:48:07 AM
My daughter: "Why haven't more species of freshwater sharks evolved?"

Me: "Honey, God invented war, genocide, diseases, and hurricanes, but he's not THAT cruel."

You could always tell her about the Bull Shark which can survive in both fresh and saltwater (as well as being the animal believed most likely to be responsible for the shark attacks that would later inspire Jaws, rather than a Great White).


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 04, 2021, 11:37:39 AM
My daughter: "Why haven't more species of freshwater sharks evolved?"

Me: "Honey, God invented war, genocide, diseases, and hurricanes, but he's not THAT cruel."

You could always tell her about the Bull Shark which can survive in both fresh and saltwater (as well as being the animal believed most likely to be responsible for the shark attacks that would later inspire Jaws, rather than a Great White).
Ha! That is EXACTLY what we were talking about when she asked that.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 05, 2021, 11:58:55 AM
You know, I've done things in my life that I guess would have to be considered brave, but little in a long time has required more personal courage than going with my daughter to her horseback riding these last couple months. Though I think I conceal it well, horses (i.e. long-faced assassins :-) terrify me and I don't know what the root of this fear is, present life, past life, no cause, but when I am standing there watching her happily ride these seemingly gentle and benign beasts, I have to force myself not to start trembling. Shrug.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on December 05, 2021, 12:47:24 PM
Try some horse sausage. Maybe you won't fear them anymore after you ate some?

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Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on December 05, 2021, 04:37:07 PM
^ "Horse cock!"

That's a saying around here. I don't know why. Same as saying "bulls**t."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 05, 2021, 09:14:50 PM
I heard a gross, disturbing, almost funny story today. Remind me to tell you.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on December 05, 2021, 10:32:29 PM
I heard a gross, disturbing, almost funny story today. Remind me to tell you.
Go on....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on December 06, 2021, 09:24:23 AM
You know, I've done things in my life that I guess would have to be considered brave, but little in a long time has required more personal courage than going with my daughter to her horseback riding these last couple months. Though I think I conceal it well, horses (i.e. long-faced assassins :-) terrify me and I don't know what the root of this fear is, present life, past life, no cause, but when I am standing there watching her happily ride these seemingly gentle and benign beasts, I have to force myself not to start trembling. Shrug.

Telling you, it is because of a past life experience Catherine....  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 06, 2021, 09:59:50 AM
You know, I've done things in my life that I guess would have to be considered brave, but little in a long time has required more personal courage than going with my daughter to her horseback riding these last couple months. Though I think I conceal it well, horses (i.e. long-faced assassins :-) terrify me and I don't know what the root of this fear is, present life, past life, no cause, but when I am standing there watching her happily ride these seemingly gentle and benign beasts, I have to force myself not to start trembling. Shrug.

Telling you, it is because of a past life experience Catherine....  :bouncegiggle:

Ja.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 10, 2021, 12:26:46 PM
Ever notice maps are a reliable gauge for showing when you've slipped into a different dimension? Like one day Sri Lanka is off India's southeast coast, another time it's off the due south, or Europe doesn't exist. You know, little things like that.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 15, 2021, 01:51:19 AM
It only just now occurred to me, The Five Thousand Fingers of Dr T doesn't rhyme.....
Not what you'd expect from Dr. Seuss.....

Even The Thief and the Cobbler (1993) somehow managed to rhyme for two hours.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 16, 2021, 05:50:06 PM
Why is there a blank page in the paperback version of "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on December 16, 2021, 11:44:32 PM
^good question


weed stores are opening like crazy around here. They are like dunkin donuts franchises: no reason why you would drive by one to go to another. they all sell the same stuff at similar prices


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 17, 2021, 10:45:09 AM
Why is there a blank page in the paperback version of "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"?
If it's in the back, maybe it has to do with the way books are printed and bound. Usually books are printed on large sheets with many pages on them, and then they're folded, trimmed, bound, and unless the number of pages in a book happens to coincide exactly with the number of pages being pressed on the large sheet, there can be a blank page or two or. more left when the book is bound. Maybe that's it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 17, 2021, 10:47:14 AM
Words are open to interpretation by all but their speaker, but I think there's no more jarring comment on growing old and selling out than Don Henley's line about the Deadhead sticker on the Cadillac.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 17, 2021, 10:51:38 AM
Someone told me this satire of the old Master Card: Priceless commercials.....

Tube of lube: $7.50
Box of condoms: $10.00
Three gay porn videos: $29.99

Making your parents think your jerk of a big brother is secretly a homosexual: priceless.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 17, 2021, 01:48:58 PM
Why is there a blank page in the paperback version of "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"?
If it's in the back, maybe it has to do with the way books are printed and bound. Usually books are printed on large sheets with many pages on them, and then they're folded, trimmed, bound, and unless the number of pages in a book happens to coincide exactly with the number of pages being pressed on the large sheet, there can be a blank page or two or. more left when the book is bound. Maybe that's it.

You've clearly never read (had it read to you) this book as a child.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 17, 2021, 01:56:52 PM
^good question


weed stores are opening like crazy around here. They are like dunkin donuts franchises: no reason why you would drive by one to go to another. they all sell the same stuff at similar prices

Now that it's legal in this state, I keep thinking I smell a dead skunk everywhere I go....

The most notable shop in the state was was opened by a state senator who fired a police chief for charging her with inciting one of last summers race riots.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 17, 2021, 03:22:36 PM
Why is there a blank page in the paperback version of "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"?
If it's in the back, maybe it has to do with the way books are printed and bound. Usually books are printed on large sheets with many pages on them, and then they're folded, trimmed, bound, and unless the number of pages in a book happens to coincide exactly with the number of pages being pressed on the large sheet, there can be a blank page or two or. more left when the book is bound. Maybe that's it.

You've clearly never read (had it read to you) this book as a child.....

Well sod it, I tried.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 17, 2021, 04:25:03 PM
^It's in the middle of the book, & has a caption, but no picture.^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on December 17, 2021, 04:49:01 PM
^ It's a conspiracy!

(https://i.imgur.com/v92Meck.gif) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 17, 2021, 04:52:39 PM
Why is there a blank page in the paperback version of "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"?

Methinks this was the inspiration for the subplot in Elf (2003)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on December 17, 2021, 05:05:14 PM
^ Hmmm....what?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 17, 2021, 05:23:57 PM
^Will Ferrell finds out who his real father is, & he's on Santa's naughty list for publishing a children's book with a blank page.^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on December 17, 2021, 05:55:03 PM
^ Hmmm. That's not in the movie at all.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 17, 2021, 06:02:30 PM
^Seriously? I know it's been a number of years since I've seen it, but that's the one thing I recall when they introduce the character....^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on December 17, 2021, 11:30:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/v92Meck.gif)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 19, 2021, 09:00:25 AM
I keep having vivid dreams about people I know who have died.

Not long ago I dreamed about this woman I knew in Austin, whose house I stayed in, and she was sitting on the end of a boat dock with her back to me, apparently not surprised to find me there, and we had a short conversation in which she (like all the dead people in these intense dreams) told me she was waiting but she didn't know what she was waiting for.

Last night I had another one about my cousin Magda, who died in London last year, and she too told me she was waiting and didn't know for how long.

Then she said something that should have been nightmarish but somehow wasn't. She told me, "You'll do this too after you're murdered."

I told my husband this morning and he said, "You really gotta stop taking LSD before bedtime."  :lookingup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 21, 2021, 04:32:17 PM
I wonder if Captain Picard ever read the history of the inventor of his beloved tea? Earl Grey was a jerk.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 21, 2021, 04:33:14 PM
I also wonder if the giant in the castle on top of the bean stalk ever flushed his toilet over top of Jack's cottage to get back at jack for his B&E?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 21, 2021, 04:34:52 PM
And finally I wonder if I have been buying defective Rice Krispies all these years since mine have never once snapped, crackled, or popped, just sort of hissed a little when wet, at best sounding like limp rain hitting a moist sidewalk.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 21, 2021, 10:57:43 PM
A Christmas Carol....



.... Is about A Christmas Karen.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 22, 2021, 08:49:14 PM
Faking a mild speech impediment is a good way to cover up a foreign accent if you're imperfectly speaking a language that is not your native tongue.

I used to get paid to tell people tips like that.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 23, 2021, 09:21:54 AM
Sometimes I think the Japanese represent the high-point of human evolution.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on December 23, 2021, 12:36:00 PM
Faking a mild speech impediment is a good way to cover up a foreign accent if you're imperfectly speaking a language that is not your native tongue.

I used to get paid to tell people tips like that.

No offense but that is terrible advice. It is insulting to people with real speech impediments and insulting to foreigners.

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Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 23, 2021, 02:05:57 PM
Faking a mild speech impediment is a good way to cover up a foreign accent if you're imperfectly speaking a language that is not your native tongue.

I used to get paid to tell people tips like that.

No offense but that is terrible advice. It is insulting to people with real speech impediments and insulting to foreigners.

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None taken, since I passed on what my bosses taught in the course, and they were admittedly unconcerned with people's feelings. From a pragmatic standpoint it was useful in covering some flaws in foreign pronunciation, and it activated most people's tendency to then become non-judgmental and at least in most western cultured to make excuses for the speaker due to handicap. It was about covering yourself and exploiting another person's perceptions. What's useful isn't always nice and there was a coldness to it all, no denying.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: claws on December 24, 2021, 03:55:17 AM
Elegantly explained racism. Our firm has over 50% foreign employees, half of them don't speak the German language perfect. Some do speeches for clients. If our bosses would 'teach' me to say such thing to them not only would I be embarrassed, I would sue the bosses for discrimination. Mocking people with disabilities? Wow. Common sense says this is wrong on so many levels. f**k that firm.

Merry Christmas  :cheers:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 24, 2021, 09:23:40 AM
Elegantly explained racism. Our firm has over 50% foreign employees, half of them don't speak the German language perfect. Some do speeches for clients. If our bosses would 'teach' me to say such thing to them not only would I be embarrassed, I would sue the bosses for discrimination. Mocking people with disabilities? Wow. Common sense says this is wrong on so many levels. f**k that firm.

Merry Christmas  :cheers:

Gosh, how about some thoughts in defense of my former employers, before I see what my birthday holds?

Firstly, people with speech disabilities constitute a "race"? I guess I would have thought of them more as representing a handicap since there are only three recognized human races.

Your reaction shows there is indeed a sensitivity recognized around speech impediments and why someone who evinces one might be cut slack rather than have the assumption be that this is someone with a foreign accent. Few are brave enough to jump on the words of someone with a disability, and frankly sometimes it's useful to capitalize on that allowance. Whatever you may think of it, if the technique didn't work it would not have not have been taught for decades. Whatever else may be true of them, my bosses were pragmatists.

Under the circumstances in which this particular technique is used, it's really no better or worse than faking a limp in the hope people won't be as inclined to stare at you, wearing glasses when your eyesight is good, dyeing your hair to look different, or any of a great many other employable deceptions out there in a world that exists right under the radar of the everyday.

Life isn't PC and like I said, these people, my former bosses, couldn't care less about hurting feelings, or for that matter ruining lives, to achieve an end. Insofar as they pause to consider morals at all in their undertakings, they see this and much else---correctly----as justified by their needs and goals.

And that's about all I have to add, except I respect your pique and kind of envy you the luxury of dwelling in a life where you allow yourself the quaint liberty of feeling selective outrage over something so small when in many other people's careers there are much bigger things to worry about,  including protecting other peoples' lives and not just their little feelings.

Mmerry Christmas back atcha....



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on December 24, 2021, 12:27:46 PM
^ Merry Christmas? Are you a Christian?

If so, it's only in name.
That's immoral, dishonest, and disgusting.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 24, 2021, 01:48:58 PM
Immoral, dishonest and disgusting describes the job well. What is a little funny is....falling back on a feigned impediment scandalizes you? Oh, trust me, that....that barely moves the needle in the list of things done for those employers either as an instructor or earlier in my career.

 :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on December 24, 2021, 01:55:03 PM
 ^ Your such an angel of hope and wisdom.  :lookingup:

(https://i.imgur.com/wjym624.gif) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 24, 2021, 02:08:31 PM
Ha! Thanks, mate, I love you too.  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 24, 2021, 02:12:02 PM
Hey, just to be clear because sometimes print comes off too strong, I'm not mad at you, RC, or Claws or anybody, just kinda bouncing along with it. Hope everyone has a pleasant Christmas Eve or at least a good December 24th.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on December 25, 2021, 07:31:36 AM
Faking a mild speech impediment is a good way to cover up a foreign accent if you're imperfectly speaking a language that is not your native tongue.

I used to get paid to tell people tips like that.

No offense but that is terrible advice. It is insulting to people with real speech impediments and insulting to foreigners.

(https://i0.wp.com/credituniongeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/lucy-advice-booth.jpg?fit=308%2C266&ssl=1)


Actually we are given the same advice if we are stuck behind enemy lines. If it makes the difference between getting home alive or not, I don't care who it insults.

When Kabul fell, a British student was caught by the Taliban. When they asked him where he was from, he replied Wales. Since his captors had never heard of Wales, they let him go. These simple deceits are surprisingly effective. If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, you might want to remember tips like that. I promise you, you won't care who it offends either if it makes the difference between getting home and some guy cutting your head off and posting the footage on the web.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 26, 2021, 12:53:55 AM
Duh, turns out we been doing Boxing Day wrong all these years, but I will NOT miss those black eyes!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 27, 2021, 08:55:18 AM
Years after I first let some girl talk me into trying it in kindergarten, there's still something satisfying about occasionally taking a tiny nibble off the eraser of a number two pencil. Texture, not taste.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 28, 2021, 11:59:11 PM
I got these soft silicone nasal inserts for Christmas that slide into the nose and widen the nostrils to increase oxygen intake during a workout, which they do, but I used them once this morning when I was on the treadmill and my nose hasn't stopped running since.

I....only just realized that reads like the setup to a joke (my nose is still running) but, no, it hasn't for real.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 29, 2021, 02:00:18 PM
Warm enough outside here this morning to play tennis before breakfast, as my inner fifteen-year-old urged me to do. If this is global warming, it's a shame it's going to flood low-lying coastal areas and displace millions in the biggest refugee crisis in history, but, hey, on the plus-side, I repeat: outside tennis in December?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 30, 2021, 06:28:14 AM
It feels like Sunday.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 30, 2021, 09:52:19 AM
Lately I been asking people if they think Bambi ended up mounted on some hunter's wall. A few people have said Bambi wasn't real and his story had no existence beyond the movie's run time (and those people suck walrus tusks); and a few have cited the statistics on how few deer make it to die of old age; but mostly the view is Bambi lived happily ever after, and that's the answer I like.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on December 30, 2021, 02:14:57 PM
I am convinced that the woodland critters featured in South Park are actually the offspring of Bambi, Thumper and so forth.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on December 30, 2021, 03:45:51 PM
If you put out poisoned brandy and cookies, would that kill Santa and mean you get to keep ALL the presents?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 30, 2021, 04:16:13 PM
Drove up  the road a bit ago and listened to an old Rick Steves' radio show episode, and this woman called in to share her experiences traveling in Kenya, and she referred to the Maasai she met there as "African Americans." Gosh....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 30, 2021, 04:19:31 PM
If you put out poisoned brandy and cookies, would that kill Santa and mean you get to keep ALL the presents?
(https://c.tenor.com/tMQaUQKHtVAAAAAd/willy-wonka-you.gif)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on December 30, 2021, 04:24:56 PM
Drove up  the road a bit ago and listened to an old Rick Steves' radio show episode, and this woman called in to share her experiences traveling in Kenya, and she referred to the Maasai she met there as "African Americans." Gosh....

As a proud third generation African, born and bred in what is now Zimbabwe, I have never understood the "African American" term at all. I actually get angry when people from overseas misappropriate our rich culture.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on December 30, 2021, 04:40:58 PM
If you put out poisoned brandy and cookies, would that kill Santa and mean you get to keep ALL the presents?
Dude. Dude...never f**k with Santa or he'll have you eating your own colon. Hint: rearrange those letters a little bit.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on December 30, 2021, 04:50:26 PM
If you put out poisoned brandy and cookies, would that kill Santa and mean you get to keep ALL the presents?
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good

He's Santa; He has ways of figuring these things out!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 01, 2022, 08:22:38 AM
Is Soylent Green available now, or do we have to wait until later in the year?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 02, 2022, 11:39:20 AM
Help yourself:


https://www.target.com/p/soylent-nutritional-shake-mint-chocolate-4pk-11-fl-oz/-/A-81911413?sid=1393&ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=bing_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000051363452&CPNG=PLA_Health%2BShopping%7CHealth_Ecomm_Essentials&adgroup=PLA_Health%2BShopping&LID=700000001230728&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=o&device=c&location=&targetid=pla-4585169649589148&ds_rl=1246978&msclkid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclsrc=3p.ds (https://www.target.com/p/soylent-nutritional-shake-mint-chocolate-4pk-11-fl-oz/-/A-81911413?sid=1393&ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=bing_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000051363452&CPNG=PLA_Health%2BShopping%7CHealth_Ecomm_Essentials&adgroup=PLA_Health%2BShopping&LID=700000001230728&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=o&device=c&location=&targetid=pla-4585169649589148&ds_rl=1246978&msclkid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclsrc=3p.ds)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on January 02, 2022, 11:45:54 AM
^(https://i.imgur.com/4MePTkF.jpg) (https://lunapic.com)

Soylent Green is Cheeze-It crackers!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on January 02, 2022, 11:47:44 AM
Help yourself:


https://www.target.com/p/soylent-nutritional-shake-mint-chocolate-4pk-11-fl-oz/-/A-81911413?sid=1393&ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=bing_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000051363452&CPNG=PLA_Health%2BShopping%7CHealth_Ecomm_Essentials&adgroup=PLA_Health%2BShopping&LID=700000001230728&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=o&device=c&location=&targetid=pla-4585169649589148&ds_rl=1246978&msclkid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclsrc=3p.ds (https://www.target.com/p/soylent-nutritional-shake-mint-chocolate-4pk-11-fl-oz/-/A-81911413?sid=1393&ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=bing_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000051363452&CPNG=PLA_Health%2BShopping%7CHealth_Ecomm_Essentials&adgroup=PLA_Health%2BShopping&LID=700000001230728&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=o&device=c&location=&targetid=pla-4585169649589148&ds_rl=1246978&msclkid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclsrc=3p.ds)

There's an "Ask A Question" button: I want to ask where they source their product from  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 02, 2022, 06:21:17 PM
I give up. Cloud Cuckoo Land is a ridiculously awful book. Like House of Leaves without the excuses.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on January 02, 2022, 11:49:57 PM
I'm not the biggest gangster movie fan. I've recently tried to watch Heat and the Warner herzog New Orleans one and I just can't with all the fancy acting and ridiculous dialogue.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 03, 2022, 12:19:46 AM
I'm not the biggest gangster movie fan. I've recently tried to watch Heat and the Warner herzog New Orleans one and I just can't with all the fancy acting and ridiculous dialogue.

Heat from the '90s? Pacino, Kilmer, etc.? That movie took itself way too seriously.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 03, 2022, 08:55:16 AM
Help yourself:


https://www.target.com/p/soylent-nutritional-shake-mint-chocolate-4pk-11-fl-oz/-/A-81911413?sid=1393&ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=bing_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000051363452&CPNG=PLA_Health%2BShopping%7CHealth_Ecomm_Essentials&adgroup=PLA_Health%2BShopping&LID=700000001230728&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=o&device=c&location=&targetid=pla-4585169649589148&ds_rl=1246978&msclkid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclsrc=3p.ds (https://www.target.com/p/soylent-nutritional-shake-mint-chocolate-4pk-11-fl-oz/-/A-81911413?sid=1393&ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=bing_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&DFA=71700000051363452&CPNG=PLA_Health%2BShopping%7CHealth_Ecomm_Essentials&adgroup=PLA_Health%2BShopping&LID=700000001230728&LNM=PRODUCT_GROUP&network=o&device=c&location=&targetid=pla-4585169649589148&ds_rl=1246978&msclkid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclid=ca4998b665e414b57fadf967b0c4ee98&gclsrc=3p.ds)

I've had those a couple of times. They're not bad.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 03, 2022, 05:34:28 PM
Today we were at this country-kinda restaurant called Bob Evans, and our server was a nice soft-spoken lady with her blond hair in a tight bun, about fifty, and her accent reminded me she was from maybe somewhere south of Nashville, and as I was getting something out of my purse, she saw I had a curious-looking device I carry called a De-Choker, which consists of a long clear plastic tube about eight inches long and three inches wide, and a pump handle at the top, a sort of suction appliance that fits over the mouth and supposedly removes food from the windpipe of a choking victim.

She asked what that was, and I said, "Well, it's a De-Choker, but I don't want people to think I'm weird carrying it around, so I tell them it's a Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger."

She stared at me for about five seconds and her cheeks went pink and she finally said, deeply serious, "Ma'am, why would you want people to think you were carrying one of those?"

Well, my Jewish friends would have gotten the joke anyway.

(And I tipped her thirty percent.)

Picture of a De-Choker:

http://www.dechoker.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Brand%20%7C%20Search&utm_term=dechoker&utm_content=Core (http://www.dechoker.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Brand%20%7C%20Search&utm_term=dechoker&utm_content=Core)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on January 04, 2022, 01:37:24 PM
My SSI went from $1,260 a month to $1,340 a month.

 :smile:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on January 04, 2022, 02:57:07 PM
My SSI went from $1,260 a month to $1,340 a month.

 :smile:

Yeah, 5.9% Cost Of Living Adjustment supposed to occur this year....
Mine went up from $843 to $886


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 10, 2022, 11:28:32 AM
So the last half-week was a blur, a total blur. I remember only bits and pieces of it.  Zoom, Friday middle of the AM to yesterday, long stretch of white-out taken to my life. Last time I ever eat discount Somalian food, buy cocaine from a guy in a trenchcoat, have a drink with Bill Cosby, work for my former bosses again.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 11, 2022, 12:43:41 PM
Do black people became paler when they're in shock? I asked someone I know who is married to black man and he paused and said....you know, I'm not sure.

So I don't feel bad about not knowing.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on January 11, 2022, 01:15:10 PM
Seems this site's been a bit quiet the last few days.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 11, 2022, 03:41:44 PM
Seems this site's been a bit quiet the last few days.

Good news, I'm back.  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on January 11, 2022, 04:12:25 PM
Seems this site's been a bit quiet the last few days.

Good news, I'm back.  :wink:

Maybe there's a correlation.  :buggedout:

I'm joking! I joke! I couldn't resist!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 11, 2022, 04:19:29 PM
Found out today that I am heading back up to Inverness this weekend.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on January 11, 2022, 04:37:26 PM
Found out today that I am heading back up to Inverness this weekend.

Bring us back some Inverness capes!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 11, 2022, 08:06:28 PM
Over Christmas my cousin Adam called saying he was in town and asked if I wanted to get together while he was around, and I didn’t give an automatic yes, since he and I were never close, and growing up he was a psycho drug addict, whom our grandpa once threw off a balcony, but I finally said OK and I saw him and he slid into this anecdote:

Out in LA, where I went after San Diego, I had a job where I had to final-interview a lot of candidates for positions, and a woman came in and I was talking to her, and sometimes I toss out off the wall questions no one could prepare for, just to see the reactions, so out of the blue I asked her when was the last time she used a coupon on something she was buying that wasn’t for herself?

She said, “Yeah, well, in college I worked as a part-time caretaker for elderly people, through a service, and we had voucher coupons for different products on the job, so when I was there I used these all the time buying things for other people. In fact one of my clients was Paula Poundstone’s mother, Mary.”

I said, “Oh, yeah? That’s interesting. What was she like?”

“Mary was so old she didn’t say much.”

“I guess I meant what was Paula Poundstone like?”

“I’d like to say she was a terrible mean b***h, but then she’d do something to redeem herself.”

“Huh. Like what?”

“Well, one evening, because I only worked evenings, I was changing her mom’s diaper and Paula came in and yelled at me for not cleaning up a mess she herself had made on the counter. She yelled hard, like red-faced and shouting.”

“Jesus. What did you say?”

“I told her it was never my job description to clean up her house, that’s what maids were for, so any clean-up I ever did was me doing her a favor. She quieted down and said, ‘I guess so. I guess we both need a break, so after you change Mom, take a breather before you finish the counter.’”

Adam said, “You serious? She said that? She still expected you to clean up her counter?”

“Yeah.”


“And that was her being nice?”

“’Redeeming herself’ is what I said. Not ‘nice.’”

“Huh.”

“Then her mom died that winter, so I never saw Paula again.”

Adam said he didn’t hire that applicant for the job, anyway, and then he said to me, “The funny thing is weeks later I wasn’t doing anything and remembered that interview, so I looked up Paula Poundstone on Wikipedia, and it turns out her mother’s name isn’t Mary, it’s Vera, her mother is still alive, and her mother never lived in Los Angles, she lives in Tennessee.”

“No way!” I said.

“Exactly. I wonder who would lie about any of that? Working for a C-list celebrity nobody exactly adores, making up stories about it, and even claiming you did a gritty job like changing old people’s diapers? Who would do that?”

I told him, “Probably a good thing you didn’t hire her.”

“Yeah, and maybe I should’ve been locking my doors.”

I liked Adam’s story so much I invited him to the house and he gave my children presents and seemed popular, and so far none of my offspring have gotten into drugs or parental abuse as a result of his visit.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 12, 2022, 08:22:09 AM
Found out today that I am heading back up to Inverness this weekend.

Bring us back some Inverness capes!

Not sure on the current exchange rate, but I'd estimate that this would be around $1000.

https://misterantony.com/product-category/black-barathea-inverness-cape/ (https://misterantony.com/product-category/black-barathea-inverness-cape/)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 12, 2022, 09:30:15 AM
Someone told me you don't stop being young if you believe the best of life is still ahead.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 12, 2022, 11:34:20 AM
With climate change causing a number of droughts across the world, I have discovered that the excess rain now falls on Fort William.

Seriously, there hasn't been one dry day since I got here.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on January 12, 2022, 10:38:07 PM
Megan fox was hilarious in Jennifer's Body. I wish her the best with her new dorkball white rapper husband


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 13, 2022, 08:32:15 AM
If you go on a vision quest and don't have a vision, is that an answer or a result?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 13, 2022, 10:53:14 AM
Because I have a need to learn things, today I ended up discovering what is meant by a 'Roman shower'. Wish I didn't know now.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 13, 2022, 01:23:45 PM
Because I have a need to learn things, today I ended up discovering what is meant by a 'Roman shower'. Wish I didn't know now.

"A Roman shower is a type of architecturally designed shower stall that does not require a door or curtain. These showers are often used as handicapped-accessible showers in hotels. They may also be known as "'roll-in showers.'" Not so bad, really.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 13, 2022, 02:02:19 PM
Because I have a need to learn things, today I ended up discovering what is meant by a 'Roman shower'. Wish I didn't know now.
For Christmas I got a massive book called 10,000 Things You Need To Know, and been enjoying making my way through the chapters and seeing factoids about, well, almost every topic and subject out there. You might like the book. I've always humbly subscribed to the idea that everyone knows something you don't, and I enjoy finding new things out.

Also a friend of mine in Austin had a Roman shower put into his house, and hated it because he said it felt like taking a shower in a locker room.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 13, 2022, 02:10:10 PM
Because I have a need to learn things, today I ended up discovering what is meant by a 'Roman shower'. Wish I didn't know now.
For Christmas I got a massive book called 10,000 Things You Need To Know, and been enjoying making my way through the chapters and seeing factoids about, well, almost every topic and subject out there. You might like the book. I've always humbly subscribed to the idea that everyone knows something you don't, and I enjoy finding new things out.

Also a friend of mine in Austin had a Roman shower put into his house, and hated it because he said it felt like taking a shower in a locker room.

I suspect this type of Roman shower is somewhat different to your friends one, unless you have a rather odd friend. It is definitely different to the one the good Rev mentioned. There seem to be variations on this such as a Baby Roman Shower, or Siamese Roman shower, none of which I have any urge to experience.

https://www.eventlooking.com/roman-shower-urban-dictionary (https://www.eventlooking.com/roman-shower-urban-dictionary) if you really want to know the details.

 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 13, 2022, 02:11:56 PM
Because I have a need to learn things, today I ended up discovering what is meant by a 'Roman shower'. Wish I didn't know now.
For Christmas I got a massive book called 10,000 Things You Need To Know, and been enjoying making my way through the chapters and seeing factoids about, well, almost every topic and subject out there. You might like the book. I've always humbly subscribed to the idea that everyone knows something you don't, and I enjoy finding new things out.

Also a friend of mine in Austin had a Roman shower put into his house, and hated it because he said it felt like taking a shower in a locker room.

I suspect this type of Roman shower is somewhat different to your friends one, unless you have a rather odd friend.


Oh, no, is that a dirty term or something? lol His shower was literally modeled on ones found in Roman ruins, a sort of semi-circular room with a tiled floor and a mosaic above and several shower heads beside each other, and there was a steam vent in the room. I don't know if he called it a Roman shower (this was the mid-'00s) but he described it as based on Roman showers. (And apparently they had showers....)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 13, 2022, 02:14:55 PM
Oh. Oh. Well, urbandictionary.com just enlightened me. Nevermind.....  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 13, 2022, 02:23:53 PM
I was kinda trying to warn you off lol.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on January 13, 2022, 03:33:57 PM
I was kinda trying to warn you off lol.

I have a Roman Shower at least 4 or 5 times a month 😳😝😁🤣😉🐢


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on January 13, 2022, 03:35:29 PM
Because I have a need to learn things, today I ended up discovering what is meant by a 'Roman shower'. Wish I didn't know now.

For some reason I read that as "golden shower".
I Think that reason was because I was stoned.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 13, 2022, 03:41:14 PM
75% of the crap on Urban Dictionary is made up by 12 to 16-year old males trying to gross their friends out.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on January 13, 2022, 04:09:15 PM
75% of the crap on Urban Dictionary is made up by 12 to 16-year old males trying to gross their friends out.

Well, it grossed me out 😝🤧🤢😉🐢💀☠️💩🤓🤠🥳🇿🇦


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 13, 2022, 04:27:24 PM
So vernal today I hung out laundry, figured the clothes would smell nice, save electricity, the forecast said no rain..... it is pouring out there right now, atop clothes that had been ninety percent dry when I felt them half an hour ago! Grrrrr.  :hatred:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 13, 2022, 04:34:56 PM
Just think of it as an extra wash cycle?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 15, 2022, 10:19:33 PM
Someone I know tonight: "We won, we won!"

Yeah, I still say it's only "we" if you were part of the game, not just living in the same city where it happened.

But then again I didn't say so since nobody likes a buzzkill, and she was happy.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on January 15, 2022, 11:21:36 PM
vangoghexpo.com/boston/ In Boston tonight there were two different places that were doing a show that is like projections of the paintings of Van Gogh.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 16, 2022, 03:58:51 PM
Every random film I pick tonight out of the ones I've not seen before turns out to either have a plot so random as to be non-existent, an arthouse porno or both. Think I'll just go back and rewatch something I've seen before instead.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on January 16, 2022, 05:58:47 PM
Every random film I pick tonight out of the ones I've not seen before turns out to either have a plot so random as to be non-existent, an arthouse porno or both. Think I'll just go back and rewatch something I've seen before instead.

Won't be too long before it's all westerns because you haven't seen every formulaic one of those........................................


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on January 16, 2022, 09:46:37 PM
I heard that some guy got a pig heart transplant!

I wonder if now he has an urge to run around without pants!

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Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on January 17, 2022, 01:24:13 AM
I heard that some guy got a pig heart transplant!

I wonder if now he has an urge to run around without pants!

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😂😂🐷😊😊🐢


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 17, 2022, 09:52:29 AM
I heard that some guy got a pig heart transplant!

I wonder if now he has an urge to run around without pants!

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My dad just got a pig heart valve.

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Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on January 17, 2022, 12:32:21 PM
So, if you get a pig's heart, I wonder if it will be healthy for you to eat bacon?
 :question:
You would think it would like it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 18, 2022, 12:26:55 PM
On Monday I had a guy come in for his vaccine who listed Methodone as one of the (many) medications he was currently on. "I guess I don't need to ask this guy if he has a fear of needles then" was the thought that ran through my mind.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 18, 2022, 02:15:32 PM
In the movie of 'The Thing', what happens to Nauls?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on January 18, 2022, 02:34:39 PM
In the movie of 'The Thing', what happens to Nauls?

Something to do with torn undies 😳😉🤧😉😂🐢


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 19, 2022, 04:41:49 PM
Since the hotel we are staying in has no problem overcharging us for our drinks, I am wondering if I should have no problem keeping the glasses.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 21, 2022, 06:28:54 PM
It's been a quiet week at our house. I don't get to say that too often.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on January 22, 2022, 07:41:32 AM
Since the hotel we are staying in has no problem overcharging us for our drinks, I am wondering if I should have no problem keeping the glasses.

 :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 22, 2022, 09:19:26 AM
Since the hotel we are staying in has no problem overcharging us for our drinks, I am wondering if I should have no problem keeping the glasses.

 :teddyr: :teddyr:

I may have collected a full set. Figure for the price of glasses vs alcohol, we are about even.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on January 22, 2022, 11:20:00 AM
Since the hotel we are staying in has no problem overcharging us for our drinks, I am wondering if I should have no problem keeping the glasses.

 :teddyr: :teddyr:

I may have collected a full set. Figure for the price of glasses vs alcohol, we are about even.

 :cheers: :drink: :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 25, 2022, 01:38:47 PM
When I was in elementary school I played this game with this boy where we rubbed the backs of our hands with a pencil eraser til either one of us stopped or recess ended. When time ran out he and I both had these rug burn-like marks on the backs of our hands that scabbed over and stayed painful for probably a week. When I went home that first day I told my mom I thought I had a partial stigmata. Didn't work; I still got in trouble for doing that.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 25, 2022, 02:54:29 PM
When I was in elementary school I played this game with this boy where we rubbed the backs of our hands with a pencil eraser til either one of us stopped or recess ended. When time ran out he and I both had these rug burn-like marks on the backs of our hands that scabbed over and stayed painful for probably a week. When I went home that first day I told my mom I thought I had a partial stigmata. Didn't work; I still got in trouble for doing that.

That could be why you had problems with claims of a virgin birth.  :twirl:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 25, 2022, 11:16:53 PM
When I was in elementary school I played this game with this boy where we rubbed the backs of our hands with a pencil eraser til either one of us stopped or recess ended. When time ran out he and I both had these rug burn-like marks on the backs of our hands that scabbed over and stayed painful for probably a week. When I went home that first day I told my mom I thought I had a partial stigmata. Didn't work; I still got in trouble for doing that.

That could be why you had problems with claims of a virgin birth.  :twirl:

Hale-Bopp comet made a lousy star in the east....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on January 26, 2022, 03:33:47 PM
We used to play a game called "Swing Hysteria". one guy would lie down under the swing and the other would swing it as hard as he could. It would come crashing down landing inches from your face


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 26, 2022, 08:43:57 PM
Friend's relative: "I was in a play about Anne Frank before the attic."

Me: " Who'd you play?"

Friend's relative: "Jewish Girl Four."

Me: "I bet you were the definitive Jewish Girl Four."




Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: JuanSnz on January 26, 2022, 09:42:14 PM
If in Candyman 2021 to summoning him you must say his name five times, how it is that in the third time you say 'Candyman' you are not summoning Candyman 1992?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on January 27, 2022, 12:09:01 PM
I have always wondered if Sir Richard Attenborough knew he was playing a South African in The Great Escape?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 27, 2022, 03:42:25 PM
If you haven't heard 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' played on a kazoo have you ever really heard it at all?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on January 27, 2022, 04:56:49 PM
I have always wondered if Sir Richard Attenborough knew he was playing a South African in The Great Escape?  :question:

I understand he did a lot of research on Squadron Leader Roger Joyce Bushell, including the unusual story behind the scar on his eye....

Of course, for the sake of entertainment, there were a number of inaccuracies in the movie...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 27, 2022, 05:15:39 PM
If you haven't heard 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' played on a kazoo have you ever really heard it at all?


Better'n the original....

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbEKIW3pUUk#)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 28, 2022, 08:30:00 PM
How come people pay psychics and astrologers for lottery numbers and the names of the winners of future horse races? If the psychics knew these things, wouldn't they play the numbers and horses themselves?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 28, 2022, 11:12:40 PM
One night I decided to end it all, so I took the deadliest, most lethal drug combination known to science: pop rocks and jolt cola.

I swallowed the candy whole and then chugged the cola, cringing in anticipation, waiting for my insides to explode.... yet nothing happened.

I realized it was a miracle and God had intervened to spare my life! Yet... I had to be sure.

"God," I said, "I'm going to impose on you for one more sign of your will. If you wish me to live, you'll intervene twice."

I walked to the railroad tracks, knowing a freight train passed by every evening at ten, and as I heard the tornadic roar of the approaching engine, I did the one thing guaranteed to derail the onrushing behemoth, and laid a penny on the tracks, closed my eyes and waited for forty tons of speeding metal to jump across space and end me.

Nothing. Happened.

Friends, it was humbling to have God spare me twice in one night from two of the lethal horrors known to science, and I assure you I put aside all thoughts of self-authored demise, and from that day forward, September 31st, I have always looked back in awe at my miracles!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on January 28, 2022, 11:46:59 PM
^Miracles are easy to see, it's the blessings that are difficult to focus on, and a sense of purpose can be a pain in the @$$...^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 29, 2022, 09:48:27 AM
I bet Jimmy Stewart was a disappointing lover.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on January 29, 2022, 10:06:40 AM
^ I'm fairly sure I wouldn't enjoy it.Unless he looked like Harvey in a dress.

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Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 29, 2022, 01:39:03 PM
Ever watch Bob Ross painting and think, "OK, that looks great. Stop now. Yeah, OK, stop. Dude...stop. STOP!"


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 29, 2022, 02:43:56 PM
I never thought I'd ever see a movie where George Taiki would play a rubber duck out to destroy the multiverse.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on January 29, 2022, 03:09:51 PM
I never thought I'd ever see a movie where George Taiki would play a rubber duck out to destroy the multiverse.

Which movie was that?  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on January 29, 2022, 03:21:32 PM
I never thought I'd ever see a movie where George Taiki would play a rubber duck out to destroy the multiverse.


Which movie was that?  :teddyr:


Space Milkshake. Watch it for free here if you want. Also has Billy Boyd in it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clKgtg3W3oI] [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clKgtg3W3oI (http://[url)[/url]


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 30, 2022, 09:57:44 AM
Advice to guys: if you've been slicing habaneros, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly---like 3 times more than normal---BEFORE using the bathroom.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 30, 2022, 12:02:28 PM
Advice to guys: if you've been slicing habaneros, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly---like 3 times more than normal---BEFORE using the bathroom.

Must....resist....sadistic...idea....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on January 30, 2022, 12:18:01 PM
Advice to guys: if you've been slicing habaneros, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly---like 3 times more than normal---BEFORE using the bathroom.

...or if you cut habaneros, take a p**s, and than have sex- you'll both be screaming!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on January 31, 2022, 02:29:53 PM
One of the stranger nicer friendships I acquired in 2021 is with someone still in her teens. I tell her to cherish her grandma while she has her, and she tells me to resist my tendency to "overanalyze stuff" and enjoy life for what it is. I think we're both right, as age brings experience but youth has wisdom as well. The guy she likes is a lot like one I knew when I was her age, and I hope in her case it turns out happier than the complex madness of my love did. I was talking to him the other night and it felt so much like a time warp I am still thinking about it. Deja-vu all over again. In fact there are a lot of similarities between this girl and me. Like I said, it's strange nice, and I value knowing her, even if she is only a few years older than my daughter.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 02, 2022, 10:09:55 AM
Music is better than sex, food, drugs, or chocolate. (Yes, you heard it here, chocolate is not a food.)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 02, 2022, 10:24:25 AM
Music is better than sex, food, drugs, or chocolate. (Yes, you heard it here, chocolate is not a food.)

I remember some comic pointing out that in the 60s they believed in sex, drugs and rock n' roll, but the 80s proved that without the sex and drugs, rock n' roll just isn't that good.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on February 02, 2022, 10:36:23 AM
Music is better than sex, food, drugs, or chocolate. (Yes, you heard it here, chocolate is not a food.)


You are doing at least one of those things wrong...  :bouncegiggle: :twirl:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 02, 2022, 10:49:17 AM
Music is better than sex, food, drugs, or chocolate. (Yes, you heard it here, chocolate is not a food.)

I remember some comic pointing out that in the 60s they believed in sex, drugs and rock n' roll, but the 80s proved that without the sex and drugs, rock n' roll just isn't that good.

I don't know, a lot of '80s music sounds pretty good to me, but I do think Sam Kinison got it right when he said rockers against drugs was like Christians against Christ.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 02, 2022, 10:50:44 AM
Music is better than sex, food, drugs, or chocolate. (Yes, you heard it here, chocolate is not a food.)


You are doing at least one of those things wrong...  :bouncegiggle: :twirl:

Oh I am not. What, don't you get your chocolate in a time release skin patch?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on February 02, 2022, 01:18:20 PM
I wonder how long one can lurk for before it becomes considered a bit pervy or stalkerish?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 02, 2022, 03:40:46 PM
I wonder how long one can lurk for before it becomes considered a bit pervy or stalkerish?

Well, if it is any indication, my septuagenarian neighbor got mad at me for standing outside her bedroom window after just five minutes last night.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 03, 2022, 12:37:03 AM
If you don't laugh at death, death laughs at you. (It has a surprisingly melodious laugh though, like a trout singing Verdi. )

Goooooodnight, everyone. Off to survive Winter Storm Landon. (I'm going to get a lot of mileage outa that name....)

Take no wooden coinage, run not while clutching darts, trust neither sailors nor cowboys nor New York literary agents.

And always be kind when you can.

Paugh dui mullans!



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 03, 2022, 12:39:43 AM
PS: you notice today was 2-2-22?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on February 03, 2022, 02:34:57 AM
PS: you notice today was 2-2-22?

Just wait until its the 22nd if that impressed you.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 03, 2022, 01:23:57 PM
Something about this weather is making me want to settle in and play good old Oblivion.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on February 03, 2022, 11:09:42 PM
Something about this weather is making me want to settle in and play good old Oblivion.

My son-in-law Joseph was playing that the other day, and it made me want to play it, too.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 04, 2022, 10:55:52 AM
All right, imagine one night circa 1999, you're at a college party waiting to drive your friends home because you're typically their designated driver and therefore walk the fine line at parties that separates Good Samaritan from nerd, and while you're waiting you notice a frat boy hard-partier type staring at you with a lascivious cockiness, and you ignore him but he keeps staring until he comes over to you and you think ok here it comes, but instead of hitting on you he sways drunkenly and says, "I remember now. You were my Jew."

And you are puzzled. It's not unusual for these politically cerulean folk of high and mighty New England to hold your Midwestern origins in undertones of condescension, but "... you were my Jew...." is new to your experience, so you ask, "Pardon? "

Only to have the wobbly-drunk TKE type repeat, "Yeah, you were my Jew. I remember you now."

Two things register. The first is that there is an unmistakable hint of sexual achievement in his words and boastful stare, the second is puzzlement that someone would think you were Jewish.

You want to blurt out, " Do I look Jewish?"

But of course you can't imply Jews have a certain appearance, no, but still you know you don't look Jewish, so that part puzzles you more than this inebriated stranger's apparent conviction that he has had physical knowledge of you at some point in the past.

He laughs and moves away and even then then you are aware that unless you stop him and ask what he's talking about you'll spend the remainder of your life thinking back on this odd moment and ruing not finding out but already knowing you won't do it, that instead you'll lock yourself in a cell of ignorance, wondering about his remark, wondering what it meant, wondering why he thought you were Jewish.

And so you have.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on February 04, 2022, 10:52:12 PM
I wonder what Marshmallow Peeps would look like if they "grew", like chicks into chickens....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on February 05, 2022, 12:25:41 PM
I wonder what Marshmallow Peeps would look like if they "grew", like chicks into chickens....

The Staypuft Marshmallow man.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 05, 2022, 12:34:59 PM
Ants don't have lungs, so would smoking hurt them?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 05, 2022, 12:38:56 PM
Ants don't have lungs, so would smoking hurt them?


If they have no lungs- they can't smoke.
Unless you set them on fire.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 05, 2022, 12:43:42 PM
Ants don't have lungs, so would smoking hurt them?


If they have no lungs- they can't smoke.
Unless you set them on fire.

They respirate through modified skin pores that place oxygen into cells. (As I understand it.) So if they were around smoke they'd take it in.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 05, 2022, 12:54:42 PM
Ants don't have lungs, so would smoking hurt them?


If they have no lungs- they can't smoke.
Unless you set them on fire.

They respirate through modified skin pores that place oxygen into cells. (As I understand it.) So if they were around smoke they'd take it in.

I really wouldn't know. If I was high enough I may try smoking weed and blowing it into ant holes. Just to see if smoke affects them. Not for my own perverse pleasure, of course.  :tongueout:

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Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on February 05, 2022, 02:06:20 PM
Today a Cenobite arrived at my front door accompanied by a three-headed knight and two wizards (Merlin and Tim the Enchanter. Currently, they are chilling in the garage.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 07, 2022, 01:22:46 PM
My cousin came for lunch today but ended up having to leave after a few minutes since her alarm company needed her on-site because the police were accidentally called to her house, long story there and I digress. Mea culpa....

BUT while she was here she unintentionally confirmed something horrifically preternatural that had been puzzling me....

Another cousin of mine, her brother, lives upstate and we go see him about once a year, usually, before Covid, for his football parties during the OSU-Bltchagain games each November.

At his house he and his wife have THEE most infamously uncomfortable sofa on Earth, so bad it's known as the torture-couch.

It's expensive, it's trendy, it's leather, but its hard as a rock, tilts too far backward, and sits so low to the ground its challenging for some to get up from, and if you're in a dress you have to sit strategically lest you wind up in some party guest's upskirt gallery.

OK, bad sofa, got that?

Well last time we were there the sofa looked the same but was about a foot higher off the ground, but when I remarked on this, my cousin's very nice and undeceitful wife said no, they hadn't raised the sofa, and when I described how it used to be low to the floor, indeed inches from it, she seemed puzzled, laughed and said, "Uh, no, same couch, exactly the same the years we've had it."

Nooooo, no, no, no, this sofa is a thing of infamy and legend. The leather-covered board on the edge will bruise your thighs if you stand up wrong. It makes vulgar noises if you scoot across it. It's evil.

But under her sincere denial I felt dumb! Was...was I wrong?  I even waited for my chance and got down and checked and I don't think the couch had been raised!

In the car I asked the guy who married me if he noticed the couch was higher and he didn't know what I was talking about!

I began to suspect a joke everyone was in on but time passed, nobody came out with ha-ha we fooled you, so I started to wonder if maybe I was in another dimension I actually was not remembering the sofa right, and eventually it slipped from my mind.

Til today! One of the things Dana said before she had to leave was, "Did you see Jared must've raised his torture couch higher? I was at his house and that sofa was a lot taller."

Yes! Yes! It's a foot higher!!!!

I asked if she mentioned it to him though and she said she didn't think about it but would.

So ... I now have a witness to the mysteriously growing torture-couch that clouds its owners' minds and memories as it hurts butts and bruises thighs and from a low angle reveals the color of its occupants' underwear.

Holy water is in that furniture's future....



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Paquita on February 07, 2022, 10:21:58 PM
ER - I love that story - I need to know how it ends.  Do you know the make and model of the couch so we can do some research?  I actually think I might be obsessed with couches.  I have 15.  All but 1 are thrifted, I don't want you all to get the wrong idea and think I'm some crazy person going broke buying couches.  I'm some crazy person getting excellent deals on quality sittin' units.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 07, 2022, 10:39:02 PM
ER - I love that story - I need to know how it ends.  Do you know the make and model of the couch so we can do some research?  I actually think I might be obsessed with couches.  I have 15.  All but 1 are thrifted, I don't want you all to get the wrong idea and think I'm some crazy person going broke buying couches.  I'm some crazy person getting excellent deals on quality sittin' units.



I don't know the make but I will definitely ask. This couch is EviL I tell you. Probably once belonged to Elton John's wardrobe consultant or another deranged soul.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 09, 2022, 10:57:27 AM
ER - I love that story - I need to know how it ends.  Do you know the make and model of the couch so we can do some research?  I actually think I might be obsessed with couches.  I have 15.  All but 1 are thrifted, I don't want you all to get the wrong idea and think I'm some crazy person going broke buying couches.  I'm some crazy person getting excellent deals on quality sittin' units.



I will ask her about her couch today.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 10, 2022, 09:54:59 PM
ER - I love that story - I need to know how it ends.  Do you know the make and model of the couch so we can do some research?  I actually think I might be obsessed with couches.  I have 15.  All but 1 are thrifted, I don't want you all to get the wrong idea and think I'm some crazy person going broke buying couches.  I'm some crazy person getting excellent deals on quality sittin' units.




I will ask her about her couch today.


OK, I asked my cousin's wife and she still swears the sofa has not been altered in any way, so clearly the malign forces have control of her perceptions, poor Diana. She didn't know the model and just said it came from Ikea and was "irregular"  and I thought, no kidding, it's got a freaking demon living inside it, that's its irregularity. But I looked on Ikea's website and am about 80% sure it is this one right here:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/morabo-sofa-grann-bomstad-black-metal-s09316670/ (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/morabo-sofa-grann-bomstad-black-metal-s09316670/)

And if you notice the poor girl in the image is having to sit tilted back? I think some perv designed the sofa that way, I truly do.

PS: I just noticed the make name is "Black Metal" so how much more Satanic could it get?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Paquita on February 11, 2022, 12:25:57 AM

[url]http://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/morabo-sofa-grann-bomstad-black-metal-s09316670/[/url] ([url]http://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/morabo-sofa-grann-bomstad-black-metal-s09316670/[/url])




That is quite a deceptive looking couch.  I read some of the reviews and one of them said the legs are separate and cost extra!!  I wonder if they either originally didn't buy the legs, forgot to put them on, or got the wrong legs.  Or do you think maybe someone else swapped out the legs and she didn't notice?  Or is she that kind of crazy that your cousin doesn't want to openly admit that the couch sucks in front of her but enough people complained about it that he changed the legs and didn't tell her?  haha!  Sorry for being so interested in something so mundane but that's pretty funny!



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 11, 2022, 08:47:14 AM

[url]http://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/morabo-sofa-grann-bomstad-black-metal-s09316670/[/url] ([url]http://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/morabo-sofa-grann-bomstad-black-metal-s09316670/[/url])




That is quite a deceptive looking couch.  I read some of the reviews and one of them said the legs are separate and cost extra!!  I wonder if they either originally didn't buy the legs, forgot to put them on, or got the wrong legs.  Or do you think maybe someone else swapped out the legs and she didn't notice?  Or is she that kind of crazy that your cousin doesn't want to openly admit that the couch sucks in front of her but enough people complained about it that he changed the legs and didn't tell her?  haha!  Sorry for being so interested in something so mundane but that's pretty funny!




Why do couches have legs, anyway? Just to allow stuff to get lost under them?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 11, 2022, 08:55:45 AM
^ Because they'd be crippled! How would they go check the mail?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 12, 2022, 01:20:42 PM
Why, even after months of hearing about it, I have no idea wtf a NFT is.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on February 12, 2022, 02:21:22 PM
Why, even after months of hearing about it, I have no idea wtf a NFT is.

Apparently it stands for Non Fungible Token, a unit of cryptocurrency. Now I'm even more confused.  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on February 12, 2022, 02:42:00 PM
Why, even after months of hearing about it, I have no idea wtf a NFT is.

Apparently it stands for Non Fungible Token, a unit of cryptocurrency. Now I'm even more confused.  :question:

My understanding is that you get a picture of a piece of artwork and the value of it is tied to the perceived value of the picture, but you don't ever own the original. That may be a poor explanation of it, because it doesn't sound to me like it would be a good thing to invest money in.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 12, 2022, 03:05:19 PM
Why, even after months of hearing about it, I have no idea wtf a NFT is.

Apparently it stands for Non Fungible Token, a unit of cryptocurrency. Now I'm even more confused.  :question:

My understanding is that you get a picture of a piece of artwork and the value of it is tied to the perceived value of the picture, but you don't ever own the original. That may be a poor explanation of it, because it doesn't sound to me like it would be a good thing to invest money in.

I think an NFT is way of digitally identifying the parties to a contract. It's like a certificate of authenticity. Most famously it's been used by buyers of digital artwork to establish ownership of the work. However, what that ownership entails depends on the contract. Anything digital can be copied, but there can only be one owner of the NFT. It has yet to be established whether they have any real practical value (I'm guessing very little).

So I could make a bad movie ("Cryptocurrency Zombies") and sell it to RC via NFT. RC would then own "Cryptocurrency Zombies" according to whatever the terms of our contract were, and the NFT would prove RC was the legitimate owner. RC could then sell it to Alex, if Alex was a big enough sucker to buy it. Meanwhile, Trevor could probably just copy it and post it on YouTube, but he couldn't prove he owned it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on February 13, 2022, 12:31:32 AM
Wouldn't it make more sense to flush your money down the toilet and then claim ownership of all the sh*t in the sewer system?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 13, 2022, 03:53:43 AM
^ Exactly what I thought it was!
Which means "I have no clue!"

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The only part of cryptocurrency I understand is ' crypt'!
Well, I know what 'currency' is. How that doesn't translate to selling body parts is beyond me.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on February 13, 2022, 05:37:30 AM

So I could make a bad movie ("Cryptocurrency Zombies") and sell it to RC via NFT. RC would then own "Cryptocurrency Zombies" according to whatever the terms of our contract were, and the NFT would prove RC was the legitimate owner. RC could then sell it to Alex, if Alex was a big enough sucker to buy it. Meanwhile, Trevor could probably just copy it and post it on YouTube, but he couldn't prove he owned it.

That was a good pitch, Rev  :wink: :cheers:

I'm so tech unsavvy, I have problems downloading Youtube videos, never mind uploading them  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 14, 2022, 11:57:56 AM
I know I can just google this, but I wanted to ask you guys first-
WTF is 'light pollution'?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on February 14, 2022, 12:17:14 PM
It is when you can't see the night sky because of the light level (streetlights, shops with lights left on all night and so forth). Affects astronomers, keeps people awake when there is too much light etc.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 14, 2022, 12:31:17 PM
Why do people live in big downtowns in huge cities, if they don't like all the light? If it's because that's where they're job is- oh well. Maybe your job is a part of your problem.
Plus- sure, cut all the lights at a certain time. They had a huge blackout in NYC in 1977, and folks went ape s**t and started looting.

http://youtu.be/pyPjGwGg4-s (http://youtu.be/pyPjGwGg4-s)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on February 14, 2022, 12:40:36 PM
Turn out the lights and women will complain that they don't feel safe at night. Certainly in the UK, I remember this was a common warcry in the '80s, so they put more street lighting in.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 14, 2022, 01:30:04 PM
Plus bars, diners, theaters, etc- would have to shut their lights off. Who's going to go for that?

I, myself, didn't like it. I moved back to Michigan.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on February 14, 2022, 01:35:52 PM
I remember vacationing in Vermont, looking up at the night sky, and being astounded at how many more stars were visible than I usually can see (because of light pollution). It was like the sky of a completely different planet.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 14, 2022, 01:45:43 PM
I can see all the stars. Of course I live in the middle of nowhere.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 15, 2022, 02:30:32 PM
I can't believe not one psychic predicted coronavirus.... yeah.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on February 15, 2022, 03:50:31 PM
How I didn't get a hangover after drinking nearly half of a fifth of tequila and three beers I won't understand...unless a slice of gas station pizza and wings is the greatest foods to have while drunk. :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on February 15, 2022, 03:54:32 PM
I wonder how it would turn out if you took Professor Strange from DC Comics & Doctor Strange from Marvel Comics and locked them in a room & forced them to discuss economics while trying to give positive critiques to cheap malted liquors......


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 15, 2022, 05:56:16 PM
I wonder how it would turn out if you took Professor Strange from DC Comics & Doctor Strange from Marvel Comics and locked them in a room & forced them to discuss economics while trying to give positive critiques to cheap malted liquors......

That's how the second Doctor Who was conceived.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 17, 2022, 10:34:18 AM
Soooooooo, 50 MPH winds possible today amid vernal temperatures, driving rain, flash flooding in low-lying areas, traffic jams and detours on impassable water-clogged roads, mudslides in the city, power outages, probably a possibility of toads falling from the sky, wouldn't even be surprised if our local version of the Nile turned red.

Gentle winter of snowmen and hot chocolate near a warm fireplace, where art thou hiding?

So much for the stupid groundhog and six more weeks of winter.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on February 18, 2022, 02:33:15 PM
Does their addiction to Minecraft show that banning child labour was a mistake and we should have kept them working down the mines after all?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on February 18, 2022, 03:47:56 PM
Does their addiction to Minecraft show that banning child labour was a mistake and we should have kept them working down the mines after all?

I've been studying Confucius again and think he would say so. In his wisdom it is taught women are happiest barefoot and pregnant, men (women's natural superiors) are most content when wielding control according to individual station in life, animals exist for and at human pleasure, children function best exploited for their labor, and all humans, be they god-kings or beggers, achieve highest contentment by never challenging one's place in society, merely functioning within it.

Minecraft validates Confucius.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: JuanSnz on February 18, 2022, 04:18:32 PM
Does their addiction to Minecraft show that banning child labour was a mistake and we should have kept them working down the mines after all?

This make thinking that instead of real mines, we, the software dev. (and I told we, because I'm a software dev.), in some case, exploit children to mining cryptocurrency through video games or apps.

Instead of a warden with a whip, we put in the games, content discount, offer of in-game currency, a win a premium account benefit for 3 days, and so


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on February 18, 2022, 11:20:57 PM
How can anyone watch Shark Tank and be a socialist? Do they really think people should go to the government with their wearable blanket/ toilet foot rest business and ask for taxpayers to fund it?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 18, 2022, 11:40:40 PM
^ Who watches Shark Tank?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on February 18, 2022, 11:42:13 PM
^I thought Elon Musk got his money from the government....^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 18, 2022, 11:53:20 PM
^ I asked "Who watches Shark Tank" and you said some off the wall thing about Elon Musk? Elon Musk? Who said anything about Elon Musk?  :question:





Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on February 19, 2022, 12:03:55 AM
^Well, Lester had to ask if people would really go to the government & expect taxpayers to fund their "as seen on TV doo-dad...^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 19, 2022, 11:15:43 AM
 ^ The only way I would watch Shark Tank is if they fed people to live sharks if they lose.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 19, 2022, 11:32:13 AM
I wish TV would stop calling what is a game show a "reality" show.
Who's reality?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on February 19, 2022, 11:35:25 AM
I wish TV would stop calling what is a game show a "reality" show.
Who's reality?  :question:

Agreed.

When Big Brother started here a few years ago, one of the contestants decided that he wanted out of the house so he tried to yank the hinges off of the main door  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on February 19, 2022, 11:40:03 AM
^ Dumb s**t, right? Tell me this s**t ain't scripted and rehearsed, and I'll sell you the Brooklyn Bridge!

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Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on February 19, 2022, 11:50:29 AM
^ Dumb s**t, right? Tell me this s**t ain't scripted and rehearsed, and I'll sell you the Brooklyn Bridge!

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 :teddyr: :teddyr:

My landlords could use that bridge as they're doing some renovations and landscaping  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on February 19, 2022, 03:54:55 PM
RC - you should watch it. have you ever had an invention? they can help you sell it to a wider audience. like some kind of joint rolling device or something


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on February 25, 2022, 02:25:52 PM
I asked Youtube to play the soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian and it put November Rain by Guns N Roses on instead.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on February 28, 2022, 09:31:33 PM
Jogging isn't fun. Jogging in jeans is even worse.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Paquita on February 28, 2022, 10:28:09 PM
I asked Youtube to play the soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian and it put November Rain by Guns N Roses on instead.

I have a possible explanation for this - Slash was on Conan O'Brien's podcast last week which has clips on YouTube.  I think the YouTube technology got confused and came up with the most recent logic of conan+music=Slash, so Guns N Roses.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on February 28, 2022, 10:56:12 PM
I asked Youtube to play the soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian and it put November Rain by Guns N Roses on instead.

I have a possible explanation for this - Slash was on Conan O'Brien's podcast last week which has clips on YouTube.  I think the YouTube technology got confused and came up with the most recent logic of conan+music=Slash, so Guns N Roses.



Basil Poledouris did it

Izzy Straddlin & the JuJu Hounds is now on Spotify
But it's not on the same page as Izzy Straddlin
And his page on spotify talks more about the rise & fall of Guns & Roses than it does about him.........


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on March 01, 2022, 04:34:17 PM
From the Wikipedia article on KUNG FU HUSTLE: "In reality, the Buddhist Palm fighting style does not leave palm-shaped craters and holes on impact." You learn something every day!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 02, 2022, 09:25:42 AM
Bushido tells us that to fear nothing, to want nothing, is freedom.

I get it but I don't agree. In fact that concept sounds more like brain death.

I think there's more affirmation of life in Tolstoy's quip that boredom is a desire for desires. (I wonder if that sounds as snappy in Russian as it does in English?)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 02, 2022, 09:38:46 AM
I think there's more affirmation of life in Tolstoy's quip that boredom is a desire for desires. (I wonder if that sounds as snappy in Russian as it does in English?)

It isn't quite as bad as German, but almost everything sounds angry in Russian.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 02, 2022, 11:18:03 AM
I think there's more affirmation of life in Tolstoy's quip that boredom is a desire for desires. (I wonder if that sounds as snappy in Russian as it does in English?)

It isn't quite as bad as German, but almost everything sounds angry in Russian.

Boy isn't that true?

Do you speak German? To my father's lifelong regret I never learned, and he always wanted me to and always told me it's such an expressive language that once I learned it my mind would open in ways it wouldn't in English. He learned to speak German with an accent more common in eastern Germany than western but try as I might I rarely heard any difference.

Though I may be rusty now there was a time my French wasn't bad but I was always better at speaking it than reading it. (And I was told by a French boy I knew in high school that I sounded more Quebecoise than continental French.)

Mercifully I've forgotten the Latin they forced on us in school.

All in all I'm in a monogamous relationship with my native language.

There you go, everything you never wanted to know about my languages, and never would've asked.  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on March 02, 2022, 12:57:10 PM
^Makes me wonder what "I'm Bored" by Iggy Pop would sound like if he quoted this Tolstoy character....^


It would probably have sounded too much like Allen Sherman.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 02, 2022, 01:08:23 PM
I think there's more affirmation of life in Tolstoy's quip that boredom is a desire for desires. (I wonder if that sounds as snappy in Russian as it does in English?)

It isn't quite as bad as German, but almost everything sounds angry in Russian.

Boy isn't that true?

Do you speak German? To my father's lifelong regret I never learned, and he always wanted me to and always told me it's such an expressive language that once I learned it my mind would open in ways it wouldn't in English. He learned to speak German with an accent more common in eastern Germany than western but try as I might I rarely heard any difference.

Though I may be rusty now there was a time my French wasn't bad but I was always better at speaking it than reading it. (And I was told by a French boy I knew in high school that I sounded more Quebecoise than continental French.)

Mercifully I've forgotten the Latin they forced on us in school.

All in all I'm in a monogamous relationship with my native language.

There you go, everything you never wanted to know about my languages, and never would've asked.  :wink:

I once had a sex mad German girlfriend. I did learn some German from her, but not exactly what you'd call casual conversational type stuff.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on March 02, 2022, 03:14:41 PM
My final thought for today before bed: "I must teach everyone here some Afrikaans."  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 02, 2022, 09:21:53 PM
Tonight I feel less creative than Baby Shark's lyricist.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on March 02, 2022, 11:04:06 PM
I'm getting metal taken out of me tomorrow. I fractured it skateboarding in 2019 and by the time it healed covid had happened. I will be glad to not have a bonky ankle


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 03, 2022, 09:35:54 AM
I'm getting metal taken out of me tomorrow. I fractured it skateboarding in 2019 and by the time it healed covid had happened. I will be glad to not have a bonky ankle

Congratulations on the return of your non-binky ankle!.  :drink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 04, 2022, 02:35:48 AM
Let's see if I can get through to the weekend without strangling someone.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on March 04, 2022, 03:19:58 AM
Let's see if I can get through to the weekend without strangling someone.

This has been a very stressful week work-wise for me so I feel the same.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 04, 2022, 04:27:57 AM
Let's see if I can get through to the weekend without strangling someone.

This has been a very stressful week work-wise for me so I feel the same.

When I was younger I attended a brief from one of the very high ups in our organisation. He was asked a question about people leaving, and while I can't remember his exact words, the reply ran something like this "Yeah, you know if you leave you'll be missed. For a month or maybe two. Eventually, you will be replaced. You want to leave, go ahead. Things will continue without you."

Ever since that day I have refused to get emotionally involved in what I do or invest any more than I need to. Previously in my job, I'd been putting so much of myself into it that at one point I actually made myself ill. I'd turn up to work early I loved my job so much.

Oddly enough this was at a time when a lot of people were leaving and then they started begging people to stay, but that is another story.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 04, 2022, 08:17:12 AM
People likely to be compromised or exploited by intelligence services:


Military service personnel, particularly in communications.

Worker in a defense industry plant.

Bartender in a military town.

High-end escort in a capital city.

Hair-dresser in a military town.

Self-help meeting attendees in a military town.

Activists and social organizers.

Transportation workers in capital cities.

Clergy in capital cities.

Teachers in capital cities.

Journalists in capital cities.

The adult and semi-adult children of those involved in most of these professions.



Most common methods of exploitation include:

The semi-innocent victim, meaning one who is not fully aware of his involvement and culpability. Trickery and flattering of the ego secure most assets of this nature. Seek a well-placed thrill-seeker who is bored, then carefully cultivate this individual's usefulness

Those compromised on behalf of a loved-one. (The cruelest and often most effective method.)

The ideologue who seeks to serve a cause.

The venal.



Contrary to expectation, most individuals involved in espionage are never detected or apprehended.


Intelligence operations are carried out every hour of every day, often in the most mundane of settings, and are rarely recognized for what they are.

The best spies seem the most ordinary, are good observers of human nature, possess a gift for listening, and invite confidences.


They are among us.




Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 04, 2022, 08:25:15 AM
  ^And you know this...how?  :question:

Hairdressers?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 04, 2022, 08:27:02 AM
  ^And you know this...how?  :question:

I watch a lot of Hogan's Heroes.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 04, 2022, 08:34:10 AM
  ^And you know this...how?  :question:

I watch a lot of Hogan's Heroes.

Hairdressers?
I wonder who did Col. Klink's hair?

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Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 04, 2022, 08:39:48 AM
 ^And you know this...how?  :question:

Hairdressers?

Hair salons are dens of gossip.

Something that came to light after Soviet records ended up on the black market in the 1990s was how riddled with "spies" hair salons in military towns were. Humble little Dayton, Ohio, in part because of WP AFB had about as many intelligence workers pet capita in it during the Cold War as downtown West Berlin, and staggering numbers revolved around hair salons where military women or spouses of military men got their hair done.

I tell you it goes on in less than obvious places.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 04, 2022, 08:42:13 AM
 ^And you know this...how?  :question:

Hairdressers?

Hair salons are dens of gossip.

Something that came to light after Soviet records ended up on the black market in the 1990s was how riddled with "spies" hair salons in military towns were. Wright-Patterson AFB in humble little Dayton, Ohio had about as many intelligence workers pet capita in it during the Cold War as downtown West Berlin, and staggering numbers revolved around hair salons where military women or spouses of military men got their hair done.

I tell you it goes on in less than obvious places.



It's a good thing I have hippy hair and don't know any government secrets!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 04, 2022, 08:46:54 AM
What if the horses of The Four Horsemen are actually My Little Ponys?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 04, 2022, 11:42:27 PM
What if the horses of The Four Horsemen are actually My Little Ponys?

Then legions of bronies would become the devil's giggling minions.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 05, 2022, 03:10:13 AM
What if the horses of The Four Horsemen are actually My Little Ponys?

Then legions of bronies would become the devil's giggling minions.

That sounds pretty accurate to me.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 07, 2022, 02:04:37 AM
11 years ago today I met the head of the church of England. While he seemed a nice enough guy from our short meeting, I am neither a member of the Anglican church, a Christian or even English so the whole experience was rather wasted on me.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on March 07, 2022, 03:09:17 AM
I am getting two free pizzas in about 2 hours  :cheers:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 07, 2022, 09:01:52 AM
Nicholas Hammond should have had a role in the latest Spiderman movie.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 08, 2022, 02:14:39 PM
I wonder if Florida man would count as a cryptid?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on March 08, 2022, 11:39:33 PM
Finally got to be a juror for a civil court case.  The first day that court resumes and I got picked lol.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 09, 2022, 06:26:20 AM
I feel old. I made a Monty Python reference last night, and I was the only member of the group who even knew what Monty Python was.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on March 09, 2022, 09:01:18 PM
Gotta say I'm not a fan of jury duty for civil court cases. Bored out of my mind and trying to keep up with witnesses is frustrating.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 10, 2022, 09:42:44 PM
I cut all the nappy pieces out of my hair a few months ago. I was going bald, so I figured "f**k it."
Now it's growing like crazy. Not even a one thinning or bad spot. I don't know why. I'm turning back into the long hair freak I was! Plus I lost lotsa weight since Tiana left! Because I rarely eat anymore, and smoke and drink more than anything....but I look good!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 11, 2022, 10:32:52 AM

Not long ago I was having blood drawn and the nurse, I guess assuming she was dealing with an amateur at this, tried to distract me, as nurses do, and credit to her, she actually did.

The conversation went like this....

Nurse: "You know sleep apnea?"

Me: "Yeah."

Nurse: "Did you know there's such a thing as male urination apnea?"

Me: "Huh?"

Nurse: "When the vital signs of men are taken while they are standing and urinating, it turns out many men hold their breath as they urinate, and it's not good for them."

By the time I contemplated this, the needle was already out.

Men are odd ducks....




Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 15, 2022, 05:50:12 PM
Beware the eyes of March....the Ides of March....and the calends of April. In fact, just beware in general. Make sure you wear extra-clean underwear. Think thrice.  Look behind you. Trust few.  Listen for banshees. Stay home. Lock all doors. Why get out of bed?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 16, 2022, 01:54:56 AM
So if Jesus's body is bread did he rise from the grave because he is yeast?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 16, 2022, 02:25:17 AM
Will rising fuel prices mean that Leatherface can no longer afford to fill up his chainsaw?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on March 16, 2022, 03:40:37 PM
I've been trying to figure out where to begin in tubi's "hood" movies. I did a search and one called Plug Love came up a few times. started watching it. It is really bad in a great way. can't wait to finish


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVYSSCFPv-Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVYSSCFPv-Y) why don't you tell the f**kin truth Rizzo! haha


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on March 16, 2022, 11:20:09 PM
On this day, 23 years ago, Snake Plisskin got kicked out of Ireland & banished to Hell's Kitchen.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 17, 2022, 02:47:20 AM
I wonder if Steven Segal is lonesome tonight?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 17, 2022, 10:51:08 AM
A therapist told a co-worker of mine who has well-earned PTSD to try an exercise of pretending his life began at that precise second, with no past whatsoever, merely an existence that started right then at that very instant in time.

So out of empathetic curiosity I tried that, and as a parahyperthymesiac I found it among the most difficult things to do, as well as the most dismally terrible. To have no recollection of the past is a serious defect bound to devastate something fundamental inside us that forms us as who we are, and it made me feel like I was suffocating to even do that as an exercise.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 17, 2022, 03:05:30 PM
^ I had a hotdog with relish and fries!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 18, 2022, 11:41:58 AM
My ten year old son and I been doing this thing of late where every day around nine o' clock we tell each other a random fact.

Today I told him elephants only sleep twenty minutes at a time, and he told me he had a tick attached behind his ear.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on March 18, 2022, 11:00:47 PM
My ten year old son and I been doing this thing of late where every day around nine o' clock we tell each other a random fact.

Today I told him elephants only sleep twenty minutes at a time, and he told me he had a tick attached behind his ear.

Oh no!!!  How long had it been there?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 22, 2022, 01:44:03 AM
I just watched an episode of 'the Apprentice' with Donald Trump.
I was looking for Gilbert Gottfried!
I didn't realize that Eric and Ivakna were on it too!
Amazing.


http://youtu.be/nAxrBrkOE8E (http://youtu.be/nAxrBrkOE8E)



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 22, 2022, 01:34:05 PM
My workmate told me that he secretly licks his pens every day so no one else will use them.

I feel the secretly part kind of negates the no one else using them part but didn't tell him that I secretly use them to scratch my butt.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on March 22, 2022, 04:31:36 PM
If Clark Kent was raised on a farm, wouldn't he know how to handle a shotgun & clean & gut a possum?????

If Clark Kent was raised on a farm, would have really come out a wholesome but enlightened young atheist from Smallville, or would he have come out some bible thumping hypocrite from flyover country?????

And could some goodie-two-shoes little plowboy like Clark Kent really survive in the dog eat dog world of journalism????


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 22, 2022, 07:42:39 PM
clean & gut a possum?????



Who cleans and guts a possum.
A farm is not some Beverly Hillbilly cartoon kinda thing. NO farmer I ever met ate a possum.
Shot them- never ate 'em.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on March 22, 2022, 07:45:49 PM
^they do in the south^

It's in one of the Br'er Rabbit stories before Disney cleaned them all up & made them kid friendly....
It's in the song Dixie.....

Maybe Clarke Kent would've ended up a disgruntled unskilled laborer......


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 22, 2022, 09:24:18 PM
^ I doubt that...he's Superman!
And anybody can operate a shotgun...not rocket science.

What I don't understand is how Lois can't recognize Clark without his glasses?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on March 22, 2022, 10:15:51 PM
In yet another scenario, Clark Kent would need to embrace the vice, hedonism and corruption of the corporate media world....

He would need to drop the whole Superman gig because he's too busy looking out for number one, no matter how many sappy human interest stories he wrote....

His super powers would be an excellent tool for lots of hitpieces & gotcha stories.....

And it wouldn't be too long before he'd set his sights on national television in New York, because some regional rag like The Daily Planet in a podunk little town like Metropolis can't contain the talents (or the ego) of a bloodthirsty journalist with super powers!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 22, 2022, 10:24:24 PM
I wonder if Batman would eat possum?
I doubt it. You know why? Because-

" (https://i.imgur.com/UNtLJpD.gif) (https://lunapic.com) "

I suppose he eats bugs or fruit?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on March 22, 2022, 10:35:50 PM
I wonder if Batman would eat possum?
I doubt it. You know why? Because-

" (https://i.imgur.com/UNtLJpD.gif) (https://lunapic.com) "

I suppose he eats bugs or fruit?
Considering some of the countries Bruce Wayne has visited for his training, I can imagine he's eaten bugs....
And rodents....
And rich people always have fruit lying around.... I don't know why..... I don't know if they even eat it.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 22, 2022, 11:23:46 PM
Does Spider-man eat flies?

(https://i.imgur.com/61O707m.jpg) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on March 23, 2022, 05:20:21 AM
Frank Miller's  second revival of "Batman" saw him kidnap Dick Grayson right after his parents were shot, knocked out Dick, forced him to kill a rat for food while in the Batcave, threatened Alfred after Alfred gave Dick some food, and is a complete psycho. God ASBAR is a terrible story.
Superman is,  unironically,  probably the most human superhero in the DC universe. There are what if stories of Supes going crazy, but they are what if stories. If you want an evil Superman then look at Ultraman in Earth Three.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on March 23, 2022, 01:39:37 PM
Frank Miller's  second revival of "Batman" saw him kidnap Dick Grayson right after his parents were shot, knocked out Dick, forced him to kill a rat for food while in the Batcave, threatened Alfred after Alfred gave Dick some food, and is a complete psycho. God ASBAR is a terrible story.
Superman is,  unironically,  probably the most human superhero in the DC universe. There are what if stories of Supes going crazy, but they are what if stories. If you want an evil Superman then look at Ultraman in Earth Three.

That's pretty dark.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on March 23, 2022, 03:22:43 PM
ASBAR is such a bad comic. It's nothing but edgelord bulls**t and Bruce Wayne acting like the Joker. It's a damn miracle that Holy Terror wasn't a DC release.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on March 23, 2022, 11:00:52 PM
Watching Miracle Beach. boy, there is an awful lot of nudity in it


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on March 23, 2022, 11:03:49 PM
Watching Miracle Beach. boy, there is an awful lot of nudity in it
The movie or the old TV series?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on March 23, 2022, 11:07:33 PM
movie from 1992.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 23, 2022, 11:21:29 PM
My dog is in bed yipping in his sleep.  :smile:
I wonder what he is dreaming about?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 24, 2022, 03:25:54 AM
Saw a picture of Nic Cage as Dracula in the upcoming Renfield movie. Couldn't help but think he is rocking a serious Bela Lugosi look there.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 24, 2022, 11:57:13 AM
^ I seen a photo...yeah! It's pretty cool!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 24, 2022, 01:52:35 PM
Mortal Kombat is based off an old Scandinavian church song.

It is a Finnish hymn.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on March 24, 2022, 09:25:33 PM
^thats a good one


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on March 24, 2022, 09:34:01 PM
You know the one thing no one can deal with?

A deck of cards that has been glued together.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 30, 2022, 06:44:58 PM
I've concluded Amanda Palmer isn't a singer, she is a performance artist who sings.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on March 30, 2022, 07:52:33 PM
I got a fund-raising mailer from Donald Trump today.

I took it in the bathroom and wiped my arse with part of the envelope that had his name on it.
It was a stupid, juvenile, meaningless thing to do.

But dang, it felt GOOD!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 31, 2022, 12:53:53 AM
^ Your a good man, Indy!  :bouncegiggle:

I forgot what I was gonna say!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 31, 2022, 09:36:46 AM
It seems I am unwilling to listen to advice on my sex life from a woman with a giant, red-haired curly afro. For whatever reason, this video came up on my FB feed and I just couldn't watch it as her hair was way too distracting.

https://fb.watch/c5tw4cRxY8/


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 31, 2022, 10:00:28 AM
It seems I am unwilling to listen to advice on my sex life from a woman with a giant, red-haired curly afro. For whatever reason, this video came up on my FB feed and I just couldn't watch it as her hair was way too distracting.

https://fb.watch/c5tw4cRxY8/

Maybe she'd like a video called How To Disguise Yourself More Convincingly On A Budget. That wig and makeup are silly together.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on March 31, 2022, 10:54:52 AM
It seems I am unwilling to listen to advice on my sex life from a woman with a giant, red-haired curly afro. For whatever reason, this video came up on my FB feed and I just couldn't watch it as her hair was way too distracting.

https://fb.watch/c5tw4cRxY8/

Maybe she'd like a video called How To Disguise Yourself More Convincingly On A Budget. That wig and makeup are silly together.

I didn't even notice the makeup. The hair had a sort of visual gravitational pull.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on March 31, 2022, 11:15:07 AM
I got a fund-raising mailer from Donald Trump today.

I took it in the bathroom and wiped my arse with part of the envelope that had his name on it.
It was a stupid, juvenile, meaningless thing to do.

But dang, it felt GOOD!

 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on March 31, 2022, 01:06:37 PM
It seems I am unwilling to listen to advice on my sex life from a woman with a giant, red-haired curly afro. For whatever reason, this video came up on my FB feed and I just couldn't watch it as her hair was way too distracting.

https://fb.watch/c5tw4cRxY8/

That is so much the '70s porn star.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on March 31, 2022, 01:30:36 PM
^ I dunno- I'd fuch her in a NY minute!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 31, 2022, 04:20:54 PM
^ I dunno- I'd fuch her in a NY minute!

And she's into budget sex too so you could skip the candy, flowers and dinner and go straight to home plate.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Zapranoth on March 31, 2022, 07:36:49 PM
It's so clear that all we have now

are thoughts of yesterday...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on March 31, 2022, 10:02:18 PM
"Inside every monster is a broken man."   

I saw that quote in the comments section of a YouTube video of a SW-based music piece called ANAKIN'S SYMPHONY.

For some reason it haunts me.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on March 31, 2022, 10:36:58 PM
"Inside every monster is a broken man."   

I saw that quote in the comments section of a YouTube video of a SW-based music piece called ANAKIN'S SYMPHONY.

For some reason it haunts me.

Well, yes, indy, because the monster broke him and then ate him.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on April 01, 2022, 03:40:49 PM
I wonder what tribbles look like if you shave them, of if they have the mange..............


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on April 01, 2022, 05:56:25 PM
Yaaaaaaay! Neil! Gaiman! Is! Back On Tour!!!

If you want me I will be strutting with joy.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on April 01, 2022, 06:06:26 PM
Dammit, I CAN'T get sick on Friday!
I NEED to go to the river tomorrow!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on April 01, 2022, 11:09:52 PM
what is going on with cyclists? the expression CHILL was invented for people like this


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on April 02, 2022, 09:54:22 AM
Ever wondered what it is the 'German' soldier say at the start of Saving Private Ryan just before they get gunned down while they attempted to surrender?

My translation isn't exact, but it is along the lines of "Don't shoot, we are Czech. We haven't killed anyone."

A lot of the troops manning the Atlantic Wall were conscripts from other countries and this would not be an unusual situation. The book I am reading at the moment tells one story of such a group of conscripts who refused to fight, remaining solidly in their bunker and not shooting. A German commander from another bunker was on his way to throw a bag full of grenades in and kill them when an allied barrage scored a direct hit and saved him the trouble.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on April 02, 2022, 10:21:34 AM
^ Or he was a German soldier and was lying so they wouldn't shoot him.

Many were in a situation such as "You fight for us, or we kill your family."

But, yeah, the Nazi's would take on anybody from conquered countries. The French Vichy loved Hitler.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on April 02, 2022, 10:24:53 AM
He is also speaking Czech rather than German.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on April 02, 2022, 10:28:06 AM
He is also speaking Czech rather than German.

 The Nazi's treated people like cattle.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on April 02, 2022, 01:26:24 PM
Heinrich Severloh decided to surrender after dumping eight boxes of machine gun fire into Omaha Beach.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on April 02, 2022, 01:46:06 PM
You shoot the uniform, so f**k 'em.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on April 03, 2022, 03:24:01 PM
Occurred to me today that I've had my main email address since February 1999, more than half my life.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on April 04, 2022, 09:58:16 AM
I hope I don't die before my life is over.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on April 06, 2022, 07:33:11 PM
Before the invention of light bulbs, before even the discovery of fire, what could have possibly appeared above the heads of cave men every time they had an idea in a comic strip????????????


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on April 07, 2022, 02:54:39 AM
Before the invention of light bulbs, before even the discovery of fire, what could have possibly appeared above the heads of cave men every time they had an idea in a comic strip????????????

The sun.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on April 17, 2022, 04:40:08 PM
The Granby, Colorado PD shouldn't have destroyed Marvin Heemeyer's KillDozer....

They should've kept it, studied it, so that someday they could send the blueprints to the Ukraine.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on April 17, 2022, 11:24:36 PM
There's now a rival Colombian place in east Boston that features even more disgusting hot dogs than La Chiva

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbLubV1lCM9/ (https://www.instagram.com/p/CbLubV1lCM9/)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on April 18, 2022, 09:22:59 AM
I lost 20+ pounds since January  :cheers:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 18, 2022, 10:21:16 AM
I lost 20+ pounds since January  :cheers:


 :cheers: (lite beer)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on April 18, 2022, 01:37:51 PM
I lost 20+ pounds since January  :cheers:

 :thumbup: :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on April 20, 2022, 12:27:10 AM
After a few days of discussions about religions, a thought randomly popped into my head that Christians will steal any idea that isn't nailed down.

This was quickly followed by a second thought popping up "And they will worship anything that is."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on April 20, 2022, 01:22:57 AM
Boris Johnson is now claiming that he didn't know he was breaking the law when he attended lockdown parties, despite is being him that put the rules in place.

1) That tells me he is a total idiot who doesn't understand the laws he is putting in place.

2) Ignorance of the law is not an acceptable defence in a court.

He is very much trying to keep the focus on the war in Ukraine as a distraction to challenges against his position.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on April 22, 2022, 09:02:18 PM
I wonder if Santa's Workshop & Superman's Fortress Of Solitude ever ran into zoning disputes....

And, did they ever have to put up with unwanted tourists?
I mean, the North Pole aint exactly the most discrete place on Earth, especially these days.....

And did either of them truly know that Admiral Byrde was lying, but figured the world didn't need to know?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on April 23, 2022, 03:17:50 AM
CNN+ died. Why do they need another CNN, which is a 24 hour news station already?  :question:

Just an hour of the news is too much for me!

(https://i.imgur.com/eJNSd9k.gif) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on April 23, 2022, 09:09:02 AM
CNN+ died. Why do they need another CNN, which is a 24 hour news station already?  :question:

Just an hour of the news is too much for me!

(https://i.imgur.com/eJNSd9k.gif) (https://lunapic.com)

When I moved into another part of the house due to renovations in 2018, I stopped watching TV. I haven't watched it since and I don't miss it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on April 25, 2022, 02:10:36 PM
Anything explained simply is generally sadly inaccurate.

It seems very little these days can be boiled down to just a few words, and yet we all keep trying to simplify things, perhaps in the wistful hope that things will get easier.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on May 01, 2022, 03:24:02 AM
Hope everyone had a good Walpurgis Night last night and merry May Day today.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on May 01, 2022, 03:31:52 AM
Hope everyone had a good Walpurgis Night last night and merry May Day today.

Tomorrow's a public holiday here: something to do with the law on something or other that if a public holiday appears on a Sunday, the next day is a public holiday too  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on May 01, 2022, 04:24:40 AM
We've got a bank holiday here, so I'm off work tomorrow too.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 02, 2022, 11:38:28 AM
I've always considered 00-41-43-29-14 to be a lucky number.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on May 02, 2022, 02:55:35 PM
I tried to grow a beard: nada 😝🤧💩🐢


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on May 02, 2022, 04:23:10 PM
I had a beard in my early 20s. I was told it made me look like a werewolf. I shaved it off before a date with a nice girl (we went to see Waterworld), and ever since then not shaving regularly has really bugged me. Normally I can go about 3 days then it all has to come off.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on May 02, 2022, 04:37:23 PM
I buzzz them whiskers once every quarter or so, then get tired of straining my coffee after a few months & start over.....

I once went a year or two for some movie I was working on, then I was glad to get rid of it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on May 02, 2022, 10:08:02 PM
I can't grow a beard either. its infuriating


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on May 02, 2022, 10:16:00 PM
Yeah, well it's no party having skin so tender & whiskers so tough that you frequently cut yourself with an electric razor.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 03, 2022, 09:11:17 AM
Amber Heard has a nice braid today.  :lookingup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on May 03, 2022, 04:16:19 PM
I try to shave/trim every 2 months. Trimming my beard with a 5/8" trimmer, and shaving underneath my beard to get rid of potential neck beard.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 04, 2022, 02:29:04 PM
May the Fourth Be With You.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on May 04, 2022, 02:32:43 PM
May the Fourth Be With You.....

And with you 😊🐢


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on May 05, 2022, 09:49:48 PM
As of 12:40 pm CST I am an uncle.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 05, 2022, 10:48:23 PM
As of 12:40 pm CST I am an uncle.

Cool, man!



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on May 05, 2022, 11:33:15 PM
Congratulations El Misfit.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 06, 2022, 07:57:39 AM
Congratulations Uncle Misfit!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: pacman000 on May 06, 2022, 12:27:17 PM
Is it weird my vision of the future still looks like 80's/90's EPCOT?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 06, 2022, 05:45:31 PM
I was reading the lyrics to 'Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath' and Ozzy says "Bog blast all of you!"
Is that a real expression?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on May 07, 2022, 04:09:18 AM
I was reading the lyrics to 'Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath' and Ozzy says "Bog blast all of you!"
Is that a real expression?  :question:

In my high school, "the bog" meant the toilets, so I don't know.  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 07, 2022, 07:10:05 AM
I was reading the lyrics to 'Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath' and Ozzy says "Bog blast all of you!"
Is that a real expression?  :question:

Maybe he was referencing A Clockwork Orange?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 07, 2022, 11:31:40 AM
^ I do believe your right!  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on May 07, 2022, 09:38:52 PM
I'm watching Spaceballs, & it hits me, how did Star Wars go from this awesome movie to this successful presence at the toy store?
And would the scaling down of action figures have succeeded otherwise?
I mean, my Batman & Robin action figures were big......


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on May 08, 2022, 05:59:15 PM
This week has been a roller coaster of emotions. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 09, 2022, 09:29:45 AM
I got my tractor running this morning after sitting all winter! Yippy skippy!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on May 10, 2022, 10:55:31 PM
Aliens.....
They have those big, disproportionate heads.....

Assuming you could get close enough, or sneak up on one from behind, you'd think it would be fairly easy to snap their necks...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on May 11, 2022, 03:34:37 PM
According to the site stats, I have now spent more time on the forum than Andrew. Kinda makes me feel slightly sad.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on May 11, 2022, 07:02:42 PM
Andrew pretty much abandoned this site a decade or more ago.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 11, 2022, 10:04:12 PM
^ It's sad but it's also amazing that the forum has gained a life of it's own.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on May 11, 2022, 10:06:32 PM
That's true; it's carried on well without him.
We are the NCIS of internet forums - the entire original cast is gone, but we're rocking it with the replacements!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on May 11, 2022, 10:20:00 PM
That's true; it's carried on well without him.
We are the NCIS of internet forums - the entire original cast is gone, but we're rocking it with the replacements!

Indeed  :smile:

I was thinking about Andrew the other day and I remember him saying that once he retired from the Marines, he would have more time for this place, then something happened and he just vanished. It's none of my business what happened, I would just like to know how he is these days.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 13, 2022, 07:48:34 AM
Have a safe Friday the 13th!

(https://i.imgur.com/BHR60ho.jpg) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on May 13, 2022, 08:44:50 AM
Have a safe Friday the 13th!

(https://i.imgur.com/BHR60ho.jpg) (https://lunapic.com)

Enjoy it, I don't think there is another until next year.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 13, 2022, 09:07:01 AM
^ I, myself, plan on celebrating by smoking some weed and drinking a wee spot of whiskey.


Oh wait- that's what I do every day...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 13, 2022, 11:20:26 AM
It's seems BAD MOVIES.ORG is 24 years old! It was started in 1998!

Ash (then known as Ash the Cat) was an original member!
I salute our founder Andrew.
I know I was all p**sed when he left-but I'm sure he had other things that needed to be done.
I think he's a great guy, and I thank him for giving me this forum to talk about old movies!  :drink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on May 13, 2022, 03:44:03 PM
Since this year so far, my wife and my mother have both abandoned their previous religious views and have both said that their views are now more in line with mine, I can still lay claim to my old nickname of the Faithbreaker.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 13, 2022, 10:25:05 PM
I know ER is online now because she's always shown as "hidden."
Your the only one who does it, ER! Talk to us, sweetheart!  And I mean that! :smile:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 13, 2022, 11:16:52 PM
I'm sure I'm real late at realizing that malls are dead.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on May 14, 2022, 04:06:35 AM
I'm sure I'm real late at realizing that malls are dead.


Malls here still do good business but the biggest malls like Menlyn: yikes. Many stores have closed and some never re-open.

www.menlynpark.co.za (http://www.menlynpark.co.za)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 16, 2022, 06:56:22 PM
I know Tucker Carlson is a moron, but I wish he and his ilk were gone, being his vile rhetoric is responsible for the beliefs of psychos like the one who murdered 10 people in Buffalo, NY.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on May 16, 2022, 07:00:48 PM
^Payton Gendron is a radical leftist who hates Tucker Carlson more than you do.^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 16, 2022, 07:17:55 PM
^Payton Gendron is a radical leftist who hates Tucker Carlson more than you do.^


No he wasn't. His manifesto almost mimics everything Tucker has been pushing for the last couple of years.
Don't even try and reverse this because it's a LIE and you dam know it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on May 16, 2022, 07:26:46 PM
No it doesn't.
It parrots everything BLM & AntiFa have been plugging since they started.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 16, 2022, 07:39:00 PM
No it doesn't.
It parrots everything BLM & AntiFa have been plugging since they started.

He declared himself a white supremacist is his manifesto! He went out and killed blacks!
I don't see any BLM or Antifa folks doing mass shootings! You tried to blame BLM and Antifa for Jan.6!
I know your not that stupid to really believe this s**t. I just think your in a cult mindset because your isolated.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on May 16, 2022, 07:51:32 PM
And he was still blurting out the same hate crap that dims have been spewing few years.
Dims have always been the biggest anti-Semites I've ever met, and when a black or latino switches parties, well they got names for them.
Don't try telling me that BLM & AntiFa aren't hate groups, and don't try telling me that dims are somehow incapable of unfathomable racism & hatred.
What I've heard so far, this guy sounds like a democrat!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 16, 2022, 08:00:22 PM
And he was still blurting out the same hate crap that dims have been spewing few years.
Dims have always been the biggest anti-Semites I've ever met, and when a black or latino switches parties, well they got names for them.
Don't try telling me that BLM & AntiFa aren't hate groups, and don't try telling me that dims are somehow incapable of unfathomable racism & hatred.
What I've heard so far, this guy sounds like a democrat!

Please. Your avoiding the reason why this kid did what he did. He said, many times, his belief in "race replacement" s**t in his rant. So did Carlson.
So you try to divert the conversation to place blame on others. You never address the issue at hand.

As far as sounding like a "dim"- name one example. Just ONE.
When MAGA's are asked to give facts about anything- they have no real answer. " I heard it from this guy!"
It's all trying to bulls**t your way out of responsibility for your actions and speech.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 16, 2022, 08:08:57 PM
And he was still blurting out the same hate crap that dims have been spewing few years.
Dims have always been the biggest anti-Semites I've ever met, and when a black or latino switches parties, well they got names for them.
Don't try telling me that BLM & AntiFa aren't hate groups, and don't try telling me that dims are somehow incapable of unfathomable racism & hatred.
What I've heard so far, this guy sounds like a democrat!

Please. Your avoiding the reason why this kid did what he did. He said, many times, his belief in "race replacement" s**t in his rant. So did Carlson.
So you try to divert the conversation to place blame on others. You never address the issue at hand.

As far as sounding like a "dim"- name one example. Just ONE.
When MAGA's are asked to give facts about anything- they have no real answer. " I heard it from this guy!"
Sheep.


Could we move on to a less divisive random topic? You guys are never going to come to agreement and nothing is gained by this fighting. That's why Andrew instituted a ban on politics.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 16, 2022, 08:11:33 PM
 ^ I'm sorry, but when someone says something so f**king stupid, I have to reply.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 16, 2022, 08:19:57 PM
^ I'm sorry, but when someone says something so f**king stupid, I have to reply.

OK, but you started the conversation. I think you should have know starting off with "Tucker Carlson is a moron" would anger some people. And when people get angry and defensive they respond in kind. It's totally predictable.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 16, 2022, 08:28:29 PM
^ I'm sorry, but when someone says something so f**king stupid, I have to reply.

OK, but you started the conversation. I think you should have know starting off with "Tucker Carlson is a moron" would anger some people. And when people get angry and defensive they respond in kind. It's totally predictable.

Great.
 I hope it angers more people. Because it's some thing that's important.
If you want to ban me- fine. But I merely stated a fact and when someone defends a mass murderer- f**k all that.
But of course I can't discuss that here, because it's not allowed.
We can talk about the Ukraine, but not what is happening right here? And the reasons behind it?
Bulls**t.  :hatred:
When you try to blame a Nazi killer's actions on BLM and Antifa- No.  f**k you.

oh- PS if anyone is offended by me calling Tucker Carlson a moron...well...I don't give a f**k.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on May 16, 2022, 08:40:48 PM
Nobody was defending a mass murderer.
There was a disagreement over which haters where his influencers.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 16, 2022, 08:44:44 PM
Nobody was defending a mass murderer.
There was a disagreement over which haters where his influencers.

You know which one it was. Gimme a break.
It wasn't BLM or Antifa. C'mon. That line is not fooling anyone but yourself. And I don't believe YOU even believe it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 16, 2022, 08:52:27 PM
^ I'm sorry, but when someone says something so f**king stupid, I have to reply.

OK, but you started the conversation. I think you should have know starting off with "Tucker Carlson is a moron" would anger some people. And when people get angry and defensive they respond in kind. It's totally predictable.

Great.
 I hope it angers more people. Because it's some thing that's important.
If you want to ban me- fine. But I merely stated a fact and when someone defends a mass murderer- f**k all that.
But of course I can't discuss that here, because it's not allowed.
We can talk about the Ukraine, but not what is happening right here? And the reasons behind it?
Bulls**t.  :hatred:
When you try to blame a Nazi killer's actions on BLM and Antifa- No.  f**k you.

Of course it's important but...

I'd just like to see more restraint and pleasant conversation. That's my personal opinion. And  know a lot of other people don't enjoy the fighting. It's not like the Internet isn't full of bitter political arguments nowadays. You can go anywhere and find that. A place where people are friendly, civil and pleasant is a rare treasure, and I hate to see our little oasis of sanity spoiled.

The Ukraine thread didn't get really nasty, or I would have the same problem with it.

If you want to fight about political subjects just reactive your Facebook account, you'll be in a full scale war in seconds!  :hot:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 16, 2022, 08:57:24 PM
 ^  I'm dropping it.
We can b***h like teenagers all day long- nothing will happen.
But I still think your kinda cute, Cerberus!
Don't tell your girlfriend, she might get mad!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on May 16, 2022, 11:04:41 PM
No one cared about Tucker Carlson when he wore a bow tie and defended the Iraq War and supply side economics. It was when he started sounding like Bernie Sanders that he became a big threat to everything


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on May 16, 2022, 11:20:03 PM
I don't get Fox nooz, so I don't even know what he says.........


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on May 16, 2022, 11:40:50 PM
its mostly pretty dang good


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: chainsaw midget on May 17, 2022, 09:18:01 PM
Frank Dux, the guy the Jean Claude Van Damme movie Bloodsport is based on, once claimed that he set a Kumite world record for 56 consecutive knockouts in a single tournament sometime between the years of 1975 and 1980. 

If you assume standard tournament brackets and that he knocked out ever single opponent he faced, that means there had to be 72,057,594,037,927,936 fighters that competed in that tournament. 

The world population in 1980 is estimated at 4,458,003,514. 

I, myself was born in 1980, so I probabaly wasn't around for it, but was there some massive world wide martial arts tournament in the late 70s or 1980 that nobody ever talks about?  And if so, who did you all have to fight?  There wasn't enough people, did you fight aliens or did you just have to pick fights with animals?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 17, 2022, 11:07:46 PM
Frank Dux. Like quack quak ducks

!(https://i.imgur.com/2LUIaZh.gif) (https://lunapic.com)



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on May 19, 2022, 09:54:42 PM
Y'know it's nice not being called a satanist every day at work by my now ex-manager. I swear that guy and his bulls**t made me want to drink more to calm my nerves.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 20, 2022, 01:16:56 PM
My son Eddie is going to become a father! I'm gonna be a grandpa for the 5th time!  :drink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on May 20, 2022, 01:42:00 PM
My son Eddie is going to become a father! I'm gonna be a grandpa for the 5th time!  :drink:

Congratulations to them and you!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 20, 2022, 02:33:25 PM
My son Eddie is going to become a father! I'm gonna be a grandpa for the 5th time!  :drink:

Congrats!  :cheers:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on May 22, 2022, 02:48:23 PM
When the Smallpox vaccine for all intents and purposes eliminated the disease the Soviet Union started trying to develop it as an alternative biological weapon.

The current strain spreading is believed to be sexually transmitted, although work is still going on to confirm that as the disease vector.

Fortunately, it is nowhere near as dangerous as Smallpox was/is.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 24, 2022, 04:25:48 PM
The little lizards who live around my house are getting almost tame and will sit right beside me on the ground for great stretches of time. At least I hope that's what it is and they aren't going to start attacking me.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 24, 2022, 04:40:31 PM
I know ER is online now because she's always shown as "hidden."
Your the only one who does it, ER! Talk to us, sweetheart!  And I mean that! :smile:

Apparently I'm not the only one, Ron, so the mystery deepens, or as they say on bad crime shows: "Ya gotta copycat on yer hands, Chief." ;-) I hadn't been on for almost three weeks before today. Next time you see that show up, look at my profile, since it shows when someone was last on. I don't remember ever setting my profile to say hidden and don't know why it does. If I cared more I guess I'd figure it out. But, hey, I'm here now.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 25, 2022, 11:29:29 AM
Today is my son's eleventh birthday and we have all conspired to convince him he's getting nothing but clothes: every boy's most ardent birthday horror. Today when I knew he was coming around the corner I asked his sister, "Did you wrap the belt you got your brother?" The look on his face was like that of someone who'd accidentally eaten a sowbug.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: pacman000 on May 26, 2022, 04:48:13 PM
With Netflix raising their prices, I wonder if now is a good time to bring back the video rental store...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on May 26, 2022, 05:15:35 PM
Are your coat sleeves glistening with the sheen of dried snot?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 26, 2022, 05:34:44 PM
Are your coat sleeves glistening with the sheen of dried snot?

Well that gave me a tickle!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 27, 2022, 07:26:38 AM
Someday I am actually going to serve nachos Flanders' style.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 27, 2022, 09:41:44 AM
A single ant somehow found its way inside my computer monitor and is crawling across the screen. Strangest thing I've ever seen.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 27, 2022, 12:03:45 PM
A single ant somehow found its way inside my computer monitor and is crawling across the screen. Strangest thing I've ever seen.

My mom has found them inside her phone.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: chainsaw midget on May 27, 2022, 02:53:37 PM
Today is my son's eleventh birthday and we have all conspired to convince him he's getting nothing but clothes: every boy's most ardent birthday horror. Today when I knew he was coming around the corner I asked his sister, "Did you wrap the belt you got your brother?" The look on his face was like that of someone who'd accidentally eaten a sowbug.  :teddyr:
So, how did he react when he saw what he was actually getting?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 27, 2022, 03:12:44 PM
Today is my son's eleventh birthday and we have all conspired to convince him he's getting nothing but clothes: every boy's most ardent birthday horror. Today when I knew he was coming around the corner I asked his sister, "Did you wrap the belt you got your brother?" The look on his face was like that of someone who'd accidentally eaten a sowbug.  :teddyr:
So, how did he react when he saw what he was actually getting?

Like not getting clothes was a present in itself. ;-)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 28, 2022, 04:43:50 PM
Ever been in the homestretch of a romantic moment and had your phone go off with an Amber Alert? Totally hate that!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on May 28, 2022, 09:43:06 PM
Ever been in the homestretch of a romantic moment and had your phone go off with an Amber Alert? Totally hate that!

No, but I had a door knock at that critical moment last week . . . . my bellowed "Not Now!!" was probably heard in the next county.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on May 29, 2022, 03:54:12 AM
Ever been in the homestretch of a romantic moment and had your phone go off with an Amber Alert? Totally hate that!

No, but I had a door knock at that critical moment last week . . . . my bellowed "Not Now!!" was probably heard in the next county.

I heard you, so that "Not now!" was really loud  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 29, 2022, 10:36:42 AM
I never thought about it when we'd sing the song in kindergarten, but why exactly do the wheels on the bus go up and down? Why wouldn't somebody fix that? It'd rattle the passengers' brains against their skulls, for cryin' out loud.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on May 29, 2022, 04:42:53 PM
Must be driving on Texas back roads.  We have potholes large and deep enough some of them have magma at the bottom!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on May 29, 2022, 04:52:46 PM
Must be driving on Texas back roads.  We have potholes large and deep enough some of them have magma at the bottom!

Hippos and crocodiles hide in our potholes  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 30, 2022, 10:58:24 AM
When I was in seventh grade I was waiting on my always-late mom in the lobby of my school, and this boy who used to talk to me while I waited had a Walkman with him and handed it to me and asked if I liked this song. I did and still do. :-)


Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHsip5xOenQ#)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on May 31, 2022, 02:19:57 PM
My cousin blew my mind when she told me today she is going to have her cats taxidermied (stuffed) from now on when they die. She has had at least twenty-five cats in her life and has four now and if she lives a normal lifespan we could be talking about her one day  being surrounded by a score of glass-eyed felines.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 01, 2022, 05:42:23 AM
The US military once tried using pigeons to more accurately guide missiles to their targets. Although the project showed some success, it was decided not to continue with the project. Pretty much they were trained to recognise certain targets and would peck at different screens to control the missile and guide it to its destination.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: pacman000 on June 01, 2022, 09:15:42 AM
The US military once tried using pigeons to more accurately guide missiles to their targets. Although the project showed some success, it was decided not to continue with the project. Pretty much they were trained to recognise certain targets and would peck at different screens to control the missile and guide it to its destination.

That's too weird to believe, but it's apparently true!  :buggedout:  :bouncegiggle:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a24835/us-bomb-guiding-pigeon-plan/ (https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a24835/us-bomb-guiding-pigeon-plan/)



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 01, 2022, 12:35:16 PM
The US military once tried using pigeons to more accurately guide missiles to their targets. Although the project showed some success, it was decided not to continue with the project. Pretty much they were trained to recognise certain targets and would peck at different screens to control the missile and guide it to its destination.

That's too weird to believe, but it's apparently true!  :buggedout:  :bouncegiggle:

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a24835/us-bomb-guiding-pigeon-plan/ (https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a24835/us-bomb-guiding-pigeon-plan/)



Yeah, when I read about it, I had to go do some fact-checking to see if it was true or not. Couldn't find anything saying it wasn't.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 01, 2022, 03:10:37 PM
Looks like I am going to be assassinating another player in D&D.

EDIT: I mean his character, not the player. If he happens to fall down the stairs and stab himself in the back 27 times it is entirely a coincidence.  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on June 01, 2022, 03:40:18 PM
My son Jed is now living at my house. He's running 100 miles an hour down a dead end street.  :bluesad:
He's going through a rough divorce.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 01, 2022, 04:15:21 PM
Looks like I am going to be assassinating another player in D&D.

EDIT: I mean his character, not the player. If he happens to fall down the stairs and stab himself in the back 27 times it is entirely a coincidence.  :bouncegiggle:

Yup, I ended up killing him.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 01, 2022, 05:34:45 PM
This is the driest novel about gay culture I have ever read. These characters are as dull as straight people, and that level of fantasy---nothing but boring homosexuals---is just asking for too great a leap of suspended disbelief.  :lookingup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on June 01, 2022, 09:12:24 PM
^ What novel?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on June 01, 2022, 09:52:18 PM
All roads lead to the dog barking up the wrong tree, therefore divided we fall, but with six you get egg rolls.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on June 01, 2022, 09:54:20 PM
^ WTF?  :question:
So why am I laffing my ass off?  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 01, 2022, 10:06:45 PM
All roads lead to the dog barking up the wrong tree, therefore divided we fall, but with six you get egg rolls.


With six you get egg roll.   :lookingup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on June 01, 2022, 10:22:36 PM
^ With George Carlin!

(https://i.imgur.com/J8c0RVy.jpg) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 01, 2022, 10:33:30 PM
My son Jed is now living at my house. He's running 100 miles an hour down a dead end street.  :bluesad:
He's going through a rough divorce.

I am glad that he is with you.  I hope it works out the best for him. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on June 01, 2022, 11:04:18 PM
All roads lead to the dog barking up the wrong tree, therefore divided we fall, but with six you get egg rolls.


With six you get egg roll.   :lookingup:

No, I have definitely barked up the wrong tree, and fallen while doing long division, and I know I got more than one egg roll out of it!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Paquita on June 01, 2022, 11:28:54 PM
My son Jed is now living at my house. He's running 100 miles an hour down a dead end street.  :bluesad:
He's going through a rough divorce.

I am glad that he is with you.  I hope it works out the best for him. 

Sorry to hear that RC.  I hope things start looking up for him too.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on June 02, 2022, 02:04:18 AM
All roads lead to the dog barking up the wrong tree, therefore divided we fall, but with six you get egg rolls.


 :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 02, 2022, 09:31:46 AM
^ What novel?  :question:


The Sparsholt Affair. Too much homosexuality, not enough gayness.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sparsholt_Affair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sparsholt_Affair)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 04, 2022, 09:12:37 AM
I saw a house with a big tapestry hanging off the front door that read Welcome. And next to the door a No Trespassing sign was tacked up.

I admired the heck out of those people.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on June 04, 2022, 11:12:53 PM
Boston is too fancy now


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 06, 2022, 11:06:53 AM
McDonald's in this place is like a bizarro world McDonald's.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: pacman000 on June 06, 2022, 06:10:11 PM
Boston is too fancy now
But the cream pies are to die for!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on June 07, 2022, 12:10:44 AM
pacman - those are actually good


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on June 07, 2022, 01:32:52 PM
I'm tired of my life.
My wife has been sick for a month and can't stop coughing; I finally talked her into making a doctor's appointment and we can't get the doctor's office to pick up the phone.  My 94 year old mother in law is also hacking constantly, refusing to die or get better.
Both my daughters and their husbands have moved back in with us, so our house is overflowing with trash and laundry all the time. 
My septic system is broken and instead of going to my tank the sewage is spilling out of a cutoff valve in the middle of my front yard.  It will cost $2700 to fix it, or $7000 for a new system - and I don't have the money for either.
I'd like to just run away, truth be told.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 07, 2022, 01:37:18 PM
I'm tired of my life.
My wife has been sick for a month and can't stop coughing; I finally talked her into making a doctor's appointment and we can't get the doctor's office to pick up the phone.  My 94 year old mother in law is also hacking constantly, refusing to die or get better.
Both my daughters and their husbands have moved back in with us, so our house is overflowing with trash and laundry all the time. 
My septic system is broken and instead of going to my tank the sewage is spilling out of a cutoff valve in the middle of my front yard.  It will cost $2700 to fix it, or $7000 for a new system - and I don't have the money for either.
I'd like to just run away, truth be told.

I feel for you mate. Wish I could help.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 10, 2022, 01:23:23 PM
I'm tired of my life.
My wife has been sick for a month and can't stop coughing; I finally talked her into making a doctor's appointment and we can't get the doctor's office to pick up the phone.  My 94 year old mother in law is also hacking constantly, refusing to die or get better.
Both my daughters and their husbands have moved back in with us, so our house is overflowing with trash and laundry all the time. 
My septic system is broken and instead of going to my tank the sewage is spilling out of a cutoff valve in the middle of my front yard.  It will cost $2700 to fix it, or $7000 for a new system - and I don't have the money for either.
I'd like to just run away, truth be told.

Think how wretched you'd feel if you didn't have your conviction that eternal paradise awaited you on the other aide of the impending zombiepocalypse. After all, a miserable humanist can be a miserable sort indeed. (Think me in 2000.)

Have you ever considered hard-core exercise? The adrenaline surge of running til you're just this side of body-damage can be quite the thrill. So can smashing some arrogant Yuppie prick (i.e. most of the people I ever played back in the day) in straight sets on a tennis court.

Short of energetic output, play some loud music and get that music high going. Personally I think a music high is maybe the best feeling life gives and it's hard to care about most things when you're in some self-induced higher state.

Absent that, say sod it and have a few beers. Won't kill ya. I figure that's why God miracled us sex, drugs, and rock and roll. To get us through the 10%-99% of life that can suck.

In any case, feel better soon. I think you are one of the best people anyone here knows, and no one wants you to feel down.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on June 12, 2022, 02:50:27 PM
There's a Mexican style sushi restaurant near the airport


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on June 12, 2022, 02:53:35 PM
^ What is Mexican style sushi?  :question:
Does it have beans and hot sauce? Does it come with flatbread?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on June 12, 2022, 03:20:16 PM
I recall my Ma washing out cloth diapers in the toilet.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 13, 2022, 07:08:33 AM
Starting today anyone in Ohio who is above twenty-one and not forbidden by law from owning firearms may legally carry a firearm concealed upon her or his person, without a permit or training and this person is not required to notify others that this weapon is being concealed. Ohio joins local states  Indiana and Kentucky in permitting this. I guess time will tell how this liberty will work out but to me it does not sound like a reassuring development to have untrained citizens going around with lethal weapons.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on June 13, 2022, 07:47:03 AM
^ What is Mexican style sushi?  :question:
Does it have beans and hot sauce? Does it come with flatbread?

I'm curious about that too.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on June 13, 2022, 12:50:10 PM
Starting today anyone in Ohio who is above twenty-one and not forbidden by law from owning firearms may legally carry a firearm concealed upon her or his person, without a permit or training and this person is not required to notify others that this weapon is being concealed. Ohio joins local states  Indiana and Kentucky in permitting this. I guess time will tell how this liberty will work out but to me it does not sound like a reassuring development to have untrained citizens going around with lethal weapons.

Texas enacted "Open Carry" a couple years ago; you don't even have to conceal your weapon.  Just pack it almost anywhere.  The only upside is that it also includes swords!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 13, 2022, 07:00:29 PM
^ What sh!t.  You are not cool, nor are you funny.   :thumbdown:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on June 13, 2022, 07:11:19 PM
I need drunk self to stop drinking excessively when out. Yeah I drank a bit too much Saturday during Pridefest,  spent yesterday recovering.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on June 13, 2022, 07:21:09 PM
^ What sh!t.  You are not cool, nor are you funny.   :thumbdown:

Who are you referencing here?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 13, 2022, 09:05:04 PM
^ What sh!t.  You are not cool, nor are you funny.   :thumbdown:

Who are you referencing here?


You. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on June 13, 2022, 09:12:30 PM
^Yes, I know from personal experience, Texas lingo can be strangely offputting to northeasterners.......^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 13, 2022, 09:14:52 PM
^Yes, I know from personal experience, Texas lingo can be strangely offputting to northeasterners.......^

That is not it.  In the wake of what has been happening, particularly in TX, I see no humor in guns or deadly weapons. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on June 13, 2022, 09:44:52 PM
I wasn't really trying to be humorous; I think open carry is ridiculous.  At least with our old "conceal and carry" law, you were required to complete a training course and get a license.  Now pretty much anyone can pack anywhere, and that's insane.

The only part I tried to be a little lighthearted about was being allowed to carry swords.  Honestly, it's still insane, but IMO a gladius hanging by your side looks a lot cooler than a .38.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 13, 2022, 09:52:20 PM
^Yes of course you were trying to be humorous.  I appreciate your clarification, but you cannot help yourself.  There is no humor.  There is no smile.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 13, 2022, 10:50:41 PM
^ What sh!t.  You are not cool, nor are you funny.   :thumbdown:

He's cool, he's frequently funny, he's a lot more popular than you, John, with your constant sourpuss attacks on others, and at least Indy has a sense of humor, when the only joy I've ever seen you evince here is when you're making fun of something or someone, which you do all the time, usually with all the sharpened wit of a caveman's club. If you disagree with someone, how about a show of tolerance? And if you can't tolerate something you disagree with, how about offering a counter point of view instead of insulting the person?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 14, 2022, 01:01:26 PM
^ What sh!t.  You are not cool, nor are you funny.   :thumbdown:

He's cool, he's frequently funny, he's a lot more popular than you, John, with your constant sourpuss attacks on others, and at least Indy has a sense of humor, when the only joy I've ever seen you evince here is when you're making fun of something or someone, which you do all the time, usually with all the sharpened wit of a caveman's club. If you disagree with someone, how about a show of tolerance? And if you can't tolerate something you disagree with, how about offering a counter point of view instead of insulting the person?

Popular?  With whom?  The dozen or so of us?  Who cares?  You are a foul mouth, but I'd give you a point for use of "evinced". 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 14, 2022, 01:59:11 PM
I think the Queen appearing with Paddington Bear was cute and her best role since she jumped out of a helicopter with James Bond a decade ago.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on June 14, 2022, 02:10:52 PM
I think the Queen appearing with Paddington Bear was cute and her best role since she jumped out of a helicopter with James Bond a decade ago.


Don't forget Naked Gun!

(https://i.imgur.com/FQiMIFZ.gif) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 14, 2022, 04:07:41 PM
Emailed one of only two ex's that I parted with on good terms. Not heard from her for a couple of years and hoping she is doing well. I always wished I could have helped her more.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 14, 2022, 04:33:58 PM
I was thinking a few things.

I just read brontosaurus never existed....?!

The scene in Hulu's Pam and Tommy biopic where Tommy talks dating advice with "himself" was high art.

I also read that a potentially deadly fungus has been found growing on artificial turf in some stadiums and could enter the body via scrapes on the skin.

Where I am at the moment has great tea, really good Indian food, wonderful cool weather, but the worst ranch dressing that culinary science ever gave us. (Undertones of salty mayo and embalming fluid.)

And finally, after reading Alex's Random Thought, it occurred to me I only have one ex I could email. One. What a strange life.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 15, 2022, 08:30:04 AM
At my grandmother's wake one of her favorite quotes was read: “The first step to humility is recognizing one is proud.”

I can't count the number of times I heard her say that, especially to me, being convinced all Americans, even half-Americans like me, were too proud.

I finally got around to looking that quote up, and was surprised to see it was used by CS Lewis in Mere Christianity, though whether it originated with him I don't know. Likely not, since it is surely an old sentiment, probably one often stated amid the rock-walled convents of Ireland 1600 years ago and more. If my grandmother had had a coat of arms, that would be the legend sitting at the bottom, as pride, she was convinced, began the slow rot of the soul.

But what did surprise me was my grandmother quoting a Protestant, if she was quoting Lewis.

Hers was the most subdued Irish wake that ever was. "Dry" as she never drank, quiet, as she was quiet, prayerful, as she lived much of her life in wordless prayer, and in remembering her the family recalled her as someone who went through life treading more carefully than anyone any of us knew. She would even pause before giving a reply to almost anything one asked of her, as if she were making sure she got her words exactly right. It was the most peculiar verbal habit I ever encountered, especially among Irish, who tend to speak fast and readily. (And frequently and plentifully.)

After getting through that stifling wake this month my cousin Eonne, with whom I have had many arguments but whom I like very much, said she needed a drink, so I went with her, and at the drinking establishment I asked her if she ever heard our grandmother tell a joke.

She thought and said, "No, never."

"Not one?"

"No."

I couldn't think of any either. No, not one joke ever told by that pious woman, now dead.

I told Eonne that someday, if I have a wake, I want it remembered that I liked the joke about the murderer taking his victim into the dark scary woods, and ruing having to walk out alone. Perversity is a better legacy than a lack of all humor, and I am perverse.

"I'll tell everyone that," Eonne said.

And I hope she does.

Goodbye, my Grandmother. You were more Catholic than the Pope and holier than half the saints. May you have cold tea and plain toast in Heaven.

I don't know if I'll ever get there.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 15, 2022, 02:12:34 PM
At my grandmother's wake one of her favorite quotes was read: “The first step to humility is recognizing one is proud.”
I can't count the number of times I heard her say that, especially to me, being convinced all Americans, even half-Americans like me, were too proud.
 
Are you sure she thought all Americans are proud or that you exemplify pride? 


I finally got around to looking that quote up, and was surprised to see it was used by CS Lewis in Mere Christianity, though whether it originated with him I don't know. Likely not, since it is surely an old sentiment, probably one often stated amid the rock-walled convents of Ireland 1600 years ago and more. If my grandmother had had a coat of arms, that would be the legend sitting at the bottom, as pride, she was convinced, began the slow rot of the soul.

But what did surprise me was my grandmother quoting a Protestant, if she was quoting Lewis...

^ "Mere Christianity" is a term used by G.K. CHESTERTON (creator of Father Brown).  His writing influenced C.S. LEWIS who may have sought a reconciliation of all Christian faiths.  There was a great deal of interest in returning to Catholicism by English theological writers in the 20th century.  CHESTERTON did convert to Catholicism. 

The deep faith of your grandmother is admirable. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 15, 2022, 02:28:35 PM
At my grandmother's wake one of her favorite quotes was read: “The first step to humility is recognizing one is proud.”
I can't count the number of times I heard her say that, especially to me, being convinced all Americans, even half-Americans like me, were too proud.
 
Are you sure she thought all Americans are proud or that you exemplify pride?  


I finally got around to looking that quote up, and was surprised to see it was used by CS Lewis in Mere Christianity, though whether it originated with him I don't know. Likely not, since it is surely an old sentiment, probably one often stated amid the rock-walled convents of Ireland 1600 years ago and more. If my grandmother had had a coat of arms, that would be the legend sitting at the bottom, as pride, she was convinced, began the slow rot of the soul.

But what did surprise me was my grandmother quoting a Protestant, if she was quoting Lewis...

^ "Mere Christianity" is a term used by G.K. CHESTERTON (creator of Father Brown).  His writing influenced C.S. LEWIS who may have sought a reconciliation of all Christian faiths.  There was a great deal of interest in returning to Catholicism by English theological writers in the 20th century.  CHESTERTON did convert to Catholicism.  

The deep faith of your grandmother is admirable.  

I didn't know you had an interest in Chesterton, John. You should join the American Chesterton Society and help support his memory. I been a member since 2010.

My grandmother used to think Dublin (especially south of the Liffey) was Hell's doorstep, and all of America was the antechamber. Me, I am the soul of humility and self-deprecation.

PS: Did you know Lewis wanted to convert to Catholicism, but as one born in Ulster he felt he'd be betraying his roots to do so, so he came as close to it as he could as an Anglo Catholic?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 15, 2022, 03:25:33 PM
...
PS: Did you know Lewis wanted to convert to Catholicism, but as one born in Ulster he felt he'd be betraying his roots to do so, so he came as close to it as he could as an Anglo Catholic?

Yes, and expect that your explanation is accurate. 

I have an interest in all English writers and theologians.  I also like the BBC Father Brown series for the title character (though English murder stories are largely contrived and absurd).  Since you mentioned MERE CHRISTIANITY I'm surprised as a member of the CHESTERTON Society you didn't mention him.  I have a soft spot for the "apologists" like SAINT AUGUSTINE


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 15, 2022, 03:58:41 PM
...
PS: Did you know Lewis wanted to convert to Catholicism, but as one born in Ulster he felt he'd be betraying his roots to do so, so he came as close to it as he could as an Anglo Catholic?

Yes, and expect that your explanation is accurate. 

I have an interest in all English writers and theologians.  I also like the BBC Father Brown series for the title character (though English murder stories are largely contrived and absurd).  Since you mentioned MERE CHRISTIANITY I'm surprised as a member of the CHESTERTON Society you didn't mention him.  I have a soft spot for the "apologists" like SAINT AUGUSTINE

When you say the Father Brown series, do you mean the authentic versions of GKC's stories done in times past, or the current series with Ron Weasley's dad in the role? I have enjoyed the current shows but you know they don't reflect Brown as Chesterton penned him.

I do like Chesterton's books but deep down I think Gaiman hit the nail on the head when he said if Chesterton had written less, he'd have written better.

Ever seen The Apostle of Common Sense series done on EWTN in the 2000s? It was through those that I came to know of the Chesterton Society. I think the episodes are on YouTube now and are worth a look.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 15, 2022, 05:17:54 PM
^I did not know the actor from Father Brown was the other actor's father.  I do know that the current series is a bit far from CHESTERTON's vision, but his concept.  I don't read books at all anymore, unfortunately. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 16, 2022, 06:40:33 PM
Tadpoles were a food staple for the Aztecs. Just thinking about that as I look at at the night....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on June 16, 2022, 07:52:39 PM
Tadpoles were a food staple for the Aztecs. Just thinking about that as I look at at the night....

Their biggest source of protein seems to have been from the other Mexican tribes they conquered.
The Aztecs are the only advanced civilization in the history of the world that practiced wide-scale cannibalism; they are also the only advanced civilization that developed in a region with no large native herbivore species to provide meat.  Coincidence?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 17, 2022, 01:16:41 AM
The country seems to be baking in something of a heatwave and I am stuck in work.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 17, 2022, 06:43:19 AM
The mercy of Allah resides in the shade.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 17, 2022, 07:00:11 AM
I wonder if rhinoceroses ever go crosseyed trying to stare at their horn?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 17, 2022, 07:11:11 AM
Carlee has never seen Jaws before so Kristi put it on for her. As I walked past, I pointed at Roy Schnider and said "I can't believe at the end of the movie the shark eats him."  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on June 17, 2022, 04:41:20 PM
I'm attempting to bleach part of my hair so I can dye it. I'll see how successful I'm at it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 17, 2022, 07:34:44 PM
Couldn't sleep yet tonight so I replied to an email from Florida from this man who is the best salesperson I have ever known and I challenged him to sell Israeli bonds to a group of those Nation of Islam guys you see standing beside roads selling incense. He asked what he'd get if he pitched Israeli bonds to them and I said I'd buy him a trophy that proclaimed him world's bravest salesman. He was like yeah and have it shipped to whatever morgue he was reposing in after they got done with him. I agreed pretty much, yeah.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on June 17, 2022, 08:33:10 PM
I'm attempting to bleach part of my hair so I can dye it. I'll see how successful I'm at it.
My hair has been bleached and dyed, though it has made me feel a bit weird.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 18, 2022, 06:18:59 PM
If ever you'd like to read about an amazing life, lived both in wartime and peace, look up Leonard Cheshire.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on June 19, 2022, 06:50:48 PM
If ever you'd like to read about an amazing life, lived both in wartime and peace, look up Leonard Cheshire.

I just googled the person: wow.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on June 19, 2022, 10:25:25 PM
What he said!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 21, 2022, 03:26:27 AM
Happy Solstice everyone. Enjoy the daylight, it only get shorter from here in.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 22, 2022, 07:36:33 PM
Africa's dwarf mongoose is the only species of mongoose that lives socially. Oddly enough all geese are social, and "mon" means mountain in a dialect of Romanian. Romanians, being humans, are also classified as social, and geese live there! Most Romanians do not know they are connected to Africa's dwarf mongoose or by extension to geese, but as you can see, the link is undeniable.

The unseen interconnectiveness of our world just fascinates me!



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: pacman000 on June 22, 2022, 08:12:21 PM
Happy Solstice everyone. Enjoy the daylight, it only get shorter from here in.
So much daylight is making it too hot. Bring on the night!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 27, 2022, 04:21:53 PM
I get emails off the local library service. Did a double take when I thought the latest one said "Thousands of dirty magazines now available", but what it really said was "Thousands of digital magazines now available".


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on June 27, 2022, 05:53:52 PM
Africa's dwarf mongoose is the only species of mongoose that lives socially. Oddly enough all geese are social, and "mon" means mountain in a dialect of Romanian. Romanians, being humans, are also classified as social, and geese live there! Most Romanians do not know they are connected to Africa's dwarf mongoose or by extension to geese, but as you can see, the link is undeniable.

The unseen interconnectiveness of our world just fascinates me!



Horror movies have vampire bats in Translyvania, yet they only thrive in South America.
Yet you never see horror movies with vampire bats set in South America. Of course DRACULA (1931) had armadillos! And Armadillos live in Texas and wherever.
Somethings going on here, and I demand the whole truth!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on June 27, 2022, 11:19:36 PM
Africa's dwarf mongoose is the only species of mongoose that lives socially.

Speaking as the board's resident African, I can say I also live socially  :wink:

Another odd animal connection is that the small rabbit-like hyrax (or dassie as we call them here) is related to the African elephant  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on June 29, 2022, 08:58:04 AM
Just wanted to repeat my experience at my theatrical screening of THE BLACK PHONE here in case you don't read the "Recent Theatrical Viewings" thread. This is the extra paragraph I posted on Letterboxed:

Note: I was distracted for the first twenty minutes because a couple of teenagers seated right in front of me were basically having sex in the reclining chair until they got kicked out of the theater. I mean, they kept their clothes on, but they might have slid their pants aside (the girl was wearing leggings). It was highly distracting and they ignored requests from people to stop until a manager came and actually kicked them out. I tried to make my rating reflect the quality of the movie unaffected by the performance of the dry-humping teenagers, but you may want to add or subtract a star if there are no horny young people fornicating at your particular venue.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 29, 2022, 09:46:24 AM
Just wanted to repeat my experience at my theatrical screening of THE BLACK PHONE here in case you don't read the "Recent Theatrical Viewings" thread. This is the extra paragraph I posted on Letterboxed:

Note: I was distracted for the first twenty minutes because a couple of teenagers seated right in front of me were basically having sex in the reclining chair until they got kicked out of the theater. I mean, they kept their clothes on, but they might have slid their pants aside (the girl was wearing leggings). It was highly distracting and they ignored requests from people to stop until a manager came and actually kicked them out. I tried to make my rating reflect the quality of the movie unaffected by the performance of the dry-humping teenagers, but you may want to add or subtract a star if there are no horny young people fornicating at your particular venue.

Good summation, Rev. You know, carnal undertakings in multiplexes must be making a comeback after the presence of security cameras chilled people out for a while, because a month or so ago my daughter, who is thirteen, went to the movies with her cousin and her cousin's friend, and though my daughter didn't say anything about it to me, it got back to me via the grapevine that a "pretty close to everything" incident went on in the same row as her between a couple of teens. Really not cool.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 30, 2022, 09:02:55 AM
You ever wonder....I mean deep down honestly sometimes wonder....if you might be under demonic influences?

Like when you're driving along on the way to Target, happy as a stinkbug in a henhouse, and some airhead high school girl cuts you off in the parking lot, and you say and do nothing, you let it go, but in your mind you hear her screaming and smell her bleeding out as you stab her over and over and over and over, then finish with a tire iron to her head. I mean ever have that experience?

Or when you go inside the same Target, same trip, and can't find Lava soap on the shelf, and you politely ask the Mjolnir-wearing kid working there if it's been out of stock a while, and he says yes, and you say OK, thanks, but in your mind you envision the CEO of Palmolive who gave the order to stop the supply of Lava burning to death when you've torched his house, like sometimes think about doing to whoever is responsible for canceling Hellblazer comics?

Where do those thoughts come from? Am I truly that petulant and dark in my Id, or did all those times I read Tarot cards and played the recording of those chants to the goddess Kali as a teenager open a portal to Hades in my soul?

Maybe I'm the only one outside a Bob Larson get-together who wonders stuff like that

Anyway, have a nice day and don't cancel any bath products I like....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on June 30, 2022, 10:53:11 AM
You ever wonder....I mean deep down honestly sometimes wonder....if you might be under demonic influences?

Like when you're driving along on the way to Target, happy as a stinkbug in a henhouse, and some airhead high school girl cuts you off in the parking lot, and you say and do nothing, you let it go, but in your mind you hear her screaming and smell her bleeding out as you stab her over and over and over and over, then finish with a tire iron to her head. I mean ever have that experience?

Or when you go inside the same Target, same trip, and can't find Lava soap on the shelf, and you politely ask the Mjolnir-wearing kid working there if it's been out of stock a while, and he says yes, and you say OK, thanks, but in your mind you envision the CEO of Palmolive who gave the order to stop the supply of Lava burning to death when you've torched his house, like sometimes think about doing to whoever is responsible for canceling Hellblazer comics?

Where do those thoughts come from? Am I truly that petulant and dark in my Id, or did all those times I read Tarot cards and played the recording of those chants to the goddess Kali as a teenager open a portal to Hades in my soul?

Maybe I'm the only one outside a Bob Larson get-together who wonders stuff like that

Anyway, have a nice day and don't cancel any bath products I like....

I thought that was just women in general?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on June 30, 2022, 02:10:54 PM
My godson is coming over in a few to hang out and watch Kenobi with me while my family is away. He and I have always had good times, despite the fact it's almost impossible for me to make myself say his first name.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 01, 2022, 06:24:20 AM
After watching multiple female stand-up comedian shows, based on how they talk about sex I have come to the conclusion that female comedians know nothing more than the (very) basics about having sex with a man, and have no idea what to do to make it better for him but expect a man to be proficient in all these things for them in return. One, in particular, even seemed to base her entire show around telling the world she isn't very good at it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 01, 2022, 06:54:18 AM
After watching multiple female stand-up comedian shows, based on how they talk about sex I have come to the conclusion that female comedians know nothing more than the (very) basics about having sex with a man, and have no idea what to do to make it better for him but expect a man to be proficient in all these things for them in return. One, in particular, even seemed to base her entire show around telling the world she isn't very good at it.

You're supposed to just lie there completely still til he's done, right? What's difficult about that?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 01, 2022, 08:58:58 AM
I find it hard to imagine any phrase I hear today will beat "More goo than a Ron Jeremy convention."  :lookingup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 01, 2022, 01:15:59 PM
Sitting here in the dark with my thoughts: red noise on my earpieces.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 01, 2022, 03:33:00 PM
A busy few days coming up:  a book signing in Waco, TX tomorrow and a trip to New York next Thursday!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 01, 2022, 09:30:15 PM
Today is the 332nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, one of the many sad days in Irish history. Is it any wonder the entire island is so past-haunted?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: pacman000 on July 02, 2022, 12:15:49 PM
Is it just me, or does hand-painted cell animation have richer colors than digital ink & paint?i


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 02, 2022, 12:39:27 PM
Today is the 332nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, one of the many sad days in Irish history. Is it any wonder the entire island is so past-haunted?

You should only be allowed to celebrate this if you were personally involved imo.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 02, 2022, 05:57:55 PM
My family is on vacation, but I didn't get home in time to go. They're at this supposedly awesome place, fun, fun, fun, its very name is a byword for a good time.

Well my son just called me and said I hate this trip and everything about it because you're not with us. I wish I wasn't here, I wish I was home with you.

Wow, what a blue ribbon mom moment. He'd rather be with me than a world-famous resort! Despite my worries, I guess I must be doing something right in the parent department after all.

I think I'm going to do a happy dance now!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 03, 2022, 08:10:59 AM
I'm thankful for many things today. The love that I have and give, my health, my life in a country whose birthday is tomorrow. But maybe most of all I am thankful God omitted pain receptors in hair.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 03, 2022, 12:42:16 PM
My toes and fingers are cold  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 03, 2022, 05:55:23 PM
Spent the first half of my Sunday sitting up at the hospital with my MIL, trying to keep her from pulling out her O2 and Picc lines and climbing out of the bed to walk home (she can't cross a room without a walker!).
NOT my idea of a day of rest!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 04, 2022, 04:33:09 PM
We were speaking to Kristi's best friend back in the US who has just had a baby and congratulating her.  When she was wished happy 4th of July she replied "Yeah, turns out it isn't working out so great for us. Any chance we can come back under England?"

Sorry lass, but they've got their own huge multiple messes to deal with too. I wouldn't go there if I were you.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 04, 2022, 04:35:05 PM
My sympathies to those who have just lost loved ones in the latest mass shooting and to those who have lost their lives. Just saw it on the news.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 04, 2022, 05:51:18 PM
^The news says the suspect is one Bobby Crimo (Robert Eugene Crimo III) Alias "Awake The Rapper".^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on July 04, 2022, 07:23:03 PM
I broke down mentally when I got extremely wasted at Pridefest. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 04, 2022, 08:02:26 PM
^The news says the suspect is one Bobby Crimo (Robert Eugene Crimo III) Alias "Awake The Rapper".^

He's in custody.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 04, 2022, 11:21:51 PM
I broke down mentally when I got extremely wasted at Pridefest. 

I feel like I'm breaking down everyday. No joke. Some s**t coming down in real time.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on July 05, 2022, 07:44:32 PM
I broke down mentally when I got extremely wasted at Pridefest. 

I feel like I'm breaking down everyday. No joke. Some s**t coming down in real time.
s**t came down/ came ahead and I'm either currently tackling it or tackled it already.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 06, 2022, 11:43:32 AM
Just me or do so many of these mass shooters look like they've never had a girlfriend?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 06, 2022, 11:52:21 AM
Just me or do so many of these mass shooters look like they've never had a girlfriend?

It's not just you.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 06, 2022, 12:00:25 PM
Just me or do so many of these mass shooters look like they've never had a girlfriend?

Agreed.
A couple different things have had me looking up guys like George Hennard & Elliot Rodger recently, some others, & most of these guys had one thing in common....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 07, 2022, 12:59:22 AM
We've had 48 resignations from the upper levels of government now. Don't recall anything like this before.

Oh, and one guy got sacked.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 07, 2022, 01:29:23 AM
We've had 48 resignations from the upper levels of government now. Don't recall anything like this before.

Oh, and one guy got sacked.

Our government is filled with ministers who are corrupt and incompetent like our Minister of Police  :buggedout:

https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/lobby-group-to-lay-formal-complaint-against-cele-after-member-removed-from-public-meeting-on-crime-20220706 (https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/lobby-group-to-lay-formal-complaint-against-cele-after-member-removed-from-public-meeting-on-crime-20220706)

I wish they would resign.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 07, 2022, 09:43:20 AM
Boris Johnson is quitting!  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 07, 2022, 10:05:22 AM
Boris Johnson is quitting!  :buggedout:

Yup, only took (last I heard) 56 resignations.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 08, 2022, 01:27:26 AM
Japan's ex-PM is in a very serious condition following an assassination attempt. From the sounds of it, he is close to death.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 08, 2022, 12:34:09 PM
If someone gets to 9,900 posts, does it trigger some sort of Countdown to Kraken so the special Kraken jacket and ring can be prepared in advance? What about the password to the Krakens-Only secret board where you can get the link to the lost Star Wars film? Does someone need to send in the blood sacrifice at 9,900 posts, or wait til the actual 10,000th? I mean I need time to find a goat and a red-haired virgin for the ceremony next year.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 08, 2022, 07:47:56 PM
At 10,000 you get a box of Jujy's as long as you buy it yourself!


(https://i.imgur.com/sXh67Jt.png) (https://lunapic.com)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 08, 2022, 07:58:53 PM
^I love Jujyfruits. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 08, 2022, 08:21:38 PM
^ I think it's a generational thing, like Black Jack Gum and candy cigarettes.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 08, 2022, 10:37:09 PM
What about circus peanuts?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 08, 2022, 10:42:29 PM
^I love Jujyfruits. 

Then it's handy you're a Kraken.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 08, 2022, 10:54:19 PM
What about circus peanuts?
^ One of the most dangerous candy on planet earth. If they get about a day old you could break a window with them.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 08, 2022, 11:21:36 PM
My son Jed has been living with me the last 2 weeks. He's going through a hard time.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 09, 2022, 10:45:08 AM
What about circus peanuts?

Circus peanuts are disgusting until they go stale, then they're the most delicious candy on the planet.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 09, 2022, 07:12:21 PM
In a weird way, climate change would make an amusing plot device for a Blob remake.....
And then drop it in the most forsaken desert on earth, where it fries like an egg..............


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 11, 2022, 11:41:19 AM
I notice we have a thread that lists when famous people have died, and that's depressing! How about we start a real-time thread that marks when future famous people are born each day?

I'll begin: Tabitha Stewart, 2067 Winner For Best Genderless Performance in a Motion Picture, was born today at 12:15 PM  in Manchester, England.

There, isn't that more uplifting?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 11, 2022, 02:13:08 PM
Googled "Betty Boop." Google informs me that "people also ask": "Was Betty Boop a hoe?"


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 11, 2022, 02:21:02 PM
Googled "Betty Boop." Google informs me that "people also ask": "Was Betty Boop a hoe?"


Dracula had a thing for her!

http://youtu.be/GZnH5DcXAOE (http://youtu.be/GZnH5DcXAOE)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 11, 2022, 02:29:13 PM
saw footage of a woman open carrying a powerful looking rifle at a pro choice rally. I love America


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 11, 2022, 03:35:42 PM
If nothing else, all this extra time off work gives me a chance to catch up on watching bad movies, making a dent in my reading pile and writing up some stuff.

Plus you can never have too much time just sitting around in your underpants.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 12, 2022, 09:17:09 AM
The difference between a beer and someone else's opinion is that I often want a beer.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 12, 2022, 10:08:15 AM
Plus you can never have too much time just sitting around in your underpants.

If those underpants belong to me, the answer is  :buggedout: :buggedout: :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 12, 2022, 11:26:34 AM
Actual headline from today:

Starship rocket explodes in blow for Elon Musk’s Mars ambitions
SpaceX boss describes incident as ‘actually not good’

https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/starship-launch-explosion-spacex-mars-b2121111.html (https://www.independent.co.uk/tech/starship-launch-explosion-spacex-mars-b2121111.html)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 12, 2022, 01:57:23 PM
I like the White Stripes, but isn't it a tad icky that this divorced couple told the world they were siblings?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 12, 2022, 07:06:03 PM
I thought it was Wednesday.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 13, 2022, 04:35:58 AM
I thought it was Wednesday.

Pretty sure it is.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 13, 2022, 04:58:11 AM
I thought it was Wednesday.

Pretty sure it is.

It is here: almost Wednesday afternoon in fact.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 13, 2022, 12:22:46 PM
I thought it was Wednesday.
It is now.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 13, 2022, 03:19:13 PM
Well, while it is nice to be home, I must admit, the weather in NYC was much nicer!
104 degrees Fahrenheit projected for this afternoon.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 13, 2022, 04:42:24 PM
Glad you had a fun trip. Liked seeing the photos.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 13, 2022, 04:44:30 PM
I thought it was Wednesday.

Who was it then, just a look-alike?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 13, 2022, 04:45:30 PM
I thought it was Wednesday.

Who was it then, just a look-alike?

I never fully trust Wednesdays. Especially around 14:34.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 13, 2022, 07:24:12 PM
I thought it was Wednesday.

(https://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/39700000/Wednesday-Addams-animated-gif-the-addams-family-1964-39772238-500-281.gif)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 14, 2022, 02:50:06 AM
Aliens features the best chess move of all time.

Queen takes Bishop.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 14, 2022, 04:06:08 AM
Aliens features the best chess move of all time.

Queen takes Bishop.

Ouchies  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 15, 2022, 09:16:47 AM
People keep talking about how a civil war is coming to the United States, but I think we have been in a low-intensity civil war for a while now.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 15, 2022, 09:19:27 AM
People keep talking about how a civil war is coming to the United States, but I think we have been in a low-intensity civil war for a while now.

I don't understand how the civil war is supposed to work. Am I going to ally with the neighbor to my right against the neighbor to my left? She's a bedridden little old lady, I think we can take her.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 15, 2022, 09:32:35 AM
People keep talking about how a civil war is coming to the United States, but I think we have been in a low-intensity civil war for a while now.

I don't understand how the civil war is supposed to work. Am I going to ally with the neighbor to my right against the neighbor to my left? She's a bedridden little old lady, I think we can take her.

I think I try to avoid politics anymore like you say you do religion, but I believe the idea is less about borders than ideology. Less about literal battlefields, I hope, than disruptive, divisive discord that has led to disunity and strife that well may deepen, and maybe flare into largescale violence. Frankly, Americans hate one another.

I was watching a discussion of this topic by a Canadian author, and the interviewer pointed out that a forgotten chapter of recent American history is the fact, for instance, federal sites like post offices were bombed by the hundreds in the late 1960s, yet the nation was still unified enough to see this as the work of a small number of discontented revolutionaries.

Now I think we've got such a deep divide among people who hold almost completely diametrical views on not only how a country should run, but what defines a country, that....well...I do wonder if we are not in some new form of civil war, that civil war have evolved/devolved into a new species of intra-societal warfare, and we're witnessing it.

For the record, I think you can take the bedridden neighbor too.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 15, 2022, 03:25:19 PM
It would be nice to have a civil war for a change. All the ones I've experienced have been decidedly uncivil.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 15, 2022, 08:09:55 PM
People keep talking about how a civil war is coming to the United States, but I think we have been in a low-intensity civil war for a while now.

I don't understand how the civil war is supposed to work. Am I going to ally with the neighbor to my right against the neighbor to my left? She's a bedridden little old lady, I think we can take her.

I think I try to avoid politics anymore like you say you do religion, but I believe the idea is less about borders than ideology. Less about literal battlefields, I hope, than disruptive, divisive discord that has led to disunity and strife that well may deepen, and maybe flare into largescale violence. Frankly, Americans hate one another.

I was watching a discussion of this topic by a Canadian author, and the interviewer pointed out that a forgotten chapter of recent American history is the fact, for instance, federal sites like post offices were bombed by the hundreds in the late 1960s, yet the nation was still unified enough to see this as the work of a small number of discontented revolutionaries.

Now I think we've got such a deep divide among people who hold almost completely diametrical views on not only how a country should run, but what defines a country, that....well...I do wonder if we are not in some new form of civil war, that civil war have evolved/devolved into a new species of intra-societal warfare, and we're witnessing it.

For the record, I think you can take the bedridden neighbor too.

I agree with much of what you say except for the idea that people have "completely diametrical views on not only how a country should run, but what defines a country." I think the two camps now hate each other over the pettiest, least consequential s**t, like pronouns and critical race theory. Divisions over things like immigration, abortion, gun control have always existed our entire lifetimes, but the two parties did not treat each other like mortal enemies over them. There are almost no Americans who actually want a fascist or Marxist state, but many, many people who are being deluded into believing that's what the "other side" wants.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 15, 2022, 08:24:53 PM
They would have people walking around the battlefield, checking they're cell phones and looking for the nearest McDonalds.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 16, 2022, 12:40:46 AM
They would have people walking around the battlefield, checking they're cell phones and looking for the nearest McDonalds.

Ain't that the truth.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 16, 2022, 08:58:38 AM
They would have people walking around the battlefield, checking they're cell phones and looking for the nearest McDonalds.

I, so maybe they already threw a civil war but no one noticed.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on July 16, 2022, 12:12:47 PM
Getting sober is really taxing on the mental state.  Nearly 3 weeks sober and this week has been hell on my mind.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 16, 2022, 12:35:00 PM
Getting sober is really taxing on the mental state.  Nearly 3 weeks sober and this week has been hell on my mind.

Hey....you're doing something great for yourself and all who care about you. Good luck. I mean that sincerely.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 16, 2022, 12:35:43 PM
Getting sober is really taxing on the mental state.  Nearly 3 weeks sober and this week has been hell on my mind.

You got a group or something?
When I decided to dry up in the late '90s, it was just me & a toxic workplace...
It helps to have people, real ones.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on July 16, 2022, 12:40:15 PM
Getting sober is really taxing on the mental state.  Nearly 3 weeks sober and this week has been hell on my mind.

You got a group or something?
When I decided to dry up in the late '90s, it was just me & a toxic workplace...
It helps to have people, real ones.

I have my family and coworkers for support. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 16, 2022, 12:45:16 PM
Getting sober is really taxing on the mental state.  Nearly 3 weeks sober and this week has been hell on my mind.

Candy helps.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 16, 2022, 03:16:03 PM
Getting sober is really taxing on the mental state.  Nearly 3 weeks sober and this week has been hell on my mind.

Sending hugs and good wishes: go for it.  :smile: :smile: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 17, 2022, 12:31:25 PM
I am going to try watching The Terror again. It didn't bore me the last time, it just didn't grab me either. On the first episode at the moment.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 18, 2022, 12:51:02 AM
The first-ever Red Warning for high temperatures has just been issued for the UK. The joys of climate change. Happily, it will not quite get that warm up where we are, but I feel sorry for my friends in London.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 18, 2022, 12:38:58 PM
Seagulls. The more I hear and see them, the less I like them.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 18, 2022, 01:22:39 PM
Seagulls. The more I hear and see them, the less I like them.

Steven Seagull can also be a bit annoying sometimes  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 18, 2022, 11:07:19 PM
the weather in boston is intolerable. It was like 94% humidity today. the most uncomfortable I've ever been except for when I was at RC Merchants house


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 19, 2022, 07:18:19 AM
^ Was it the bats or the spiders?  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 19, 2022, 10:06:43 AM
^ Was it the bats or the spiders?  :question:

 :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 19, 2022, 10:30:50 AM
I have just upset some Lord of the Rings fans by asking a simple question, and no it didn't involve eagles.

I just asked "So why were they so worried about Sauron getting the ring? It isn't like he could have put it on."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 19, 2022, 11:48:36 AM
I have just upset some Lord of the Rings fans by asking a simple question, and no it didn't involve eagles.

I just asked "So why were they so worried about Sauron getting the ring? It isn't like he could have put it on."
:bouncegiggle: Great, now I'm gonna be thinking about that!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 19, 2022, 11:54:09 AM
I have just upset some Lord of the Rings fans by asking a simple question, and no it didn't involve eagles.

I just asked "So why were they so worried about Sauron getting the ring? It isn't like he could have put it on."
Oh....that's....brilliant.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 19, 2022, 12:06:08 PM
I have just upset some Lord of the Rings fans by asking a simple question, and no it didn't involve eagles.

I just asked "So why were they so worried about Sauron getting the ring? It isn't like he could have put it on."

I'm not an LotR geek, but wasn't Sauron more worried about someone using the ring against him than wanting to use it himself?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 19, 2022, 12:12:57 PM
I have just upset some Lord of the Rings fans by asking a simple question, and no it didn't involve eagles.

I just asked "So why were they so worried about Sauron getting the ring? It isn't like he could have put it on."

I'm not an LotR geek, but wasn't Sauron more worried about someone using the ring against him than wanting to use it himself?

I think it was so infused with his power that with it he considered he would be unstoppable. At least that's always been my understanding. The ring sought its master, so I don't think it would have contributed greatly to someone else.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 19, 2022, 12:17:09 PM
I have just upset some Lord of the Rings fans by asking a simple question, and no it didn't involve eagles.

I just asked "So why were they so worried about Sauron getting the ring? It isn't like he could have put it on."

I'm not an LotR geek, but wasn't Sauron more worried about someone using the ring against him than wanting to use it himself?

I think it was so infused with his power that with it he considered he would be unstoppable. At least that's always been my understanding. The ring sought its master, so I don't think it would have contributed greatly to someone else.

I seem to remember Gandalf and others refusing to even touch the ring because they knew it would both make them more powerful and corrupt them---i.e. make them rivals to Sauron.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 19, 2022, 12:51:14 PM
I could be wrong but I think when Sauron created the ring, he permanently poured some of his own power into it, weakening himself but gaining the means to achieve a greater power by controlling the lesser rings. When he lost the ring, he also lost all the magical might he had put into it and was (literally) left as a shadow of his former self.

While I've read The Hobbit and LotR, I am not a massive Tolkien geek though and I could be wrong.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 19, 2022, 01:03:08 PM
Dang, we need indy to make a ruling here. He's read LOTR about sixty times. Or wait, let's go to the source. Anybody got a Ouija board?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 19, 2022, 01:13:57 PM
I need a shave.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 19, 2022, 02:31:30 PM
Sauron didn't need to physically wear the ring, merely to be in possession of it.
Although, if its power had been returned to him, he would have been more than able to transform himself back into an anthropomorphic shape.
His choosing the "eye" as his physical form was not a permanent state of affairs.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 19, 2022, 03:39:10 PM
I loved that first LORD OF THE RINGS film.  The others just slid downhill for me.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 19, 2022, 03:59:57 PM
I loved that first LORD OF THE RINGS film.  The others just slid downhill for me.

Films were a decent adaptation, but the books are ALWAYS better.
ALWAYS.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 19, 2022, 04:14:31 PM
I loved that first LORD OF THE RINGS film.  The others just slid downhill for me.

I had the opposite experience. I loved the first two films, but remember thinking The Return of the King was the best of the three. (The reverse of my preference in the books, which I like in order.)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 19, 2022, 04:42:41 PM
I really wanted them to put in the Barrow Wight scene, although I didn't care for the Tom Bombadil bit straight after.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 19, 2022, 10:39:32 PM
Goodnight, everyone. May your hearts be at peace and your spirits be filled with happiness. May the road you walk be neither easy nor hard. And through your many days, may you have all you need and some of what you desire. Thank you all for being here.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 20, 2022, 11:55:39 AM
I just watched Iggy in concert from 2022.
He's in rough shape.

http://youtu.be/U78O-BXXeiY (http://youtu.be/U78O-BXXeiY)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 20, 2022, 12:08:36 PM
^Well, he is seventy-five & still working....^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on July 20, 2022, 03:52:14 PM
Getting sober is really taxing on the mental state.  Nearly 3 weeks sober and this week has been hell on my mind.

Candy helps.
I'm trying not to stress eat sweets, but man is it hard. A lot of thoughts and doubts returned.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 20, 2022, 05:17:50 PM
Getting sober is really taxing on the mental state.  Nearly 3 weeks sober and this week has been hell on my mind.

Candy helps.
I'm trying not to stress eat sweets, but man is it hard. A lot of thoughts and doubts returned.

I didn't realize you had a problem. Good luck kicking whatever it is.

When a friend of mine quit heroin she substituted eating candy and gained a lot of weight. Not good, but so much better than the alternative that no one tried to stop her. Deal with the most pressing issue first.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on July 20, 2022, 05:34:02 PM
Getting sober is really taxing on the mental state.  Nearly 3 weeks sober and this week has been hell on my mind.

Candy helps.
I'm trying not to stress eat sweets, but man is it hard. A lot of thoughts and doubts returned.

I didn't realize you had a problem. Good luck kicking whatever it is.

When a friend of mine quit heroin she substituted eating candy and gained a lot of weight. Not good, but so much better than the alternative that no one tried to stop her. Deal with the most pressing issue first.
My problem is/was drinking, and it wasn't starting,  it was stopping.  Good on your friend on getting clean.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 21, 2022, 11:31:07 PM
the current bitcoin really will be short lived. there is no reason for it to go up, no more free money to pump the price up, and economic outlook hasn't changed.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 22, 2022, 08:42:17 AM
the current bitcoin really will be short lived. there is no reason for it to go up, no more free money to pump the price up, and economic outlook hasn't changed.

The only reason for it to go up is constantly increasing scarcity, but yeah, I agree. Bitcoin could crash to near zero someday.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 22, 2022, 09:13:08 AM
...My problem is/was drinking, and it wasn't starting,  it was stopping.  Good on your friend on getting clean.

You are wise to try and control all aspects of oral fixation.  Keep up the good work. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 22, 2022, 09:59:04 AM
I saw my surgeon this morning and as of today, I am cancer free.  I test again in 3 months.  It is a relief.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 22, 2022, 10:20:12 AM
I saw my surgeon this morning and as of today, I am cancer free.  I test again in 3 months.  It is a relief.

Very good news, John. I'm glad for you. Congratulations.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 22, 2022, 11:07:36 AM
I saw my surgeon this morning and as of today, I am cancer free.  I test again in 3 months.  It is a relief.

Great news, buddy!  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 22, 2022, 11:24:53 AM
I saw my surgeon this morning and as of today, I am cancer free.  I test again in 3 months.  It is a relief.

I didn't know you had cancer. What type, if I may pry?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 22, 2022, 11:57:58 AM
I saw my surgeon this morning and as of today, I am cancer free.  I test again in 3 months.  It is a relief.

Big congratulations. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 22, 2022, 03:24:14 PM
I saw my surgeon this morning and as of today, I am cancer free.  I test again in 3 months.  It is a relief.

Glad to hear this!  The forum would definitely not be the same without you.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on July 22, 2022, 03:59:09 PM
I saw my surgeon this morning and as of today, I am cancer free.  I test again in 3 months.  It is a relief.
Congrats! Let's hope that cancer stays away forever.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 22, 2022, 04:45:27 PM
Congrats! ...  :thumbup:


We're both in recovery.  Keep up the good work.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 22, 2022, 05:13:19 PM
Ugh - both my daughters and now my wife all have COVID this week.
I'm fleeing upstairs to escape the plague!!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on July 22, 2022, 06:15:05 PM
Ugh - both my daughters and now my wife all have COVID this week.
I'm fleeing upstairs to escape the plague!!
I took refuge in my room when Imy folks thought that they had Covid. I did the same when my sis and her boyfriend had gotten it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 22, 2022, 06:45:14 PM
There was a big sun glare on my computer screen, but then it went away. Dreams do come true.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 23, 2022, 03:37:07 AM
The mail service is deliberately trolling me by continually sending me emails telling me that my delivery is due between 09:16 and 12:16, but not actually arriving RIGHT BLOODY NOW WHEN I WANT IT TO!!!!

Bastards.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 23, 2022, 08:58:23 AM
My household's theme song seems to be "Another One Bites The Dust" these days - woke up to find my son-in-law Shawn now has COVID.
He's the only one of us unvaccinated, because he's of the opinion that the vaccines CAUSE the virus.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 23, 2022, 10:35:18 AM
I got  an email today (along with about 20 others along the same lines)



 
" Friend,
 
When I was in the White House, America had a President who put our Nation FIRST every single day. For the first time in a long time, power was taken from Washington and given BACK to the American People.

Unfortunately, Joe Biden and the rest of the Washington SWAMP are working overtime to undo everything my administration accomplished. Mark my words, America will be put FIRST again, but only with the help of my most loyal supporters.

You’ve always been a trusted ally, Friend, which is why I want to offer you something very exclusive.

This is the year we TAKE AMERICA BACK from the Left, so I’ve decided to dedicate a wall at my office for a select group of donors who choose to step up at this critical time.

I want to give you PRIORITY ACCESS to get your name permanently engraved on the Official 2022 Trump Donor Wall. Space is extremely limited. This could be your only chance.

Please contribute $5 or more before 11:59 PM TONIGHT to be one of the FIRST donors to have their name permanently engraved on the Official 2022 Trump Donor Wall. >>"

 :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 23, 2022, 11:10:20 AM
I got  an email today (along with about 20 others along the same lines)



 
" Friend,
 
When I was in the White House, America had a President who put our Nation FIRST every single day. For the first time in a long time, power was taken from Washington and given BACK to the American People.

Unfortunately, Joe Biden and the rest of the Washington SWAMP are working overtime to undo everything my administration accomplished. Mark my words, America will be put FIRST again, but only with the help of my most loyal supporters.

You’ve always been a trusted ally, Friend, which is why I want to offer you something very exclusive.

This is the year we TAKE AMERICA BACK from the Left, so I’ve decided to dedicate a wall at my office for a select group of donors who choose to step up at this critical time.

I want to give you PRIORITY ACCESS to get your name permanently engraved on the Official 2022 Trump Donor Wall. Space is extremely limited. This could be your only chance.

Please contribute $5 or more before 11:59 PM TONIGHT to be one of the FIRST donors to have their name permanently engraved on the Official 2022 Trump Donor Wall. >>"

 :bouncegiggle:

I'm sure that will get built just like his other wall did.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 23, 2022, 11:06:03 PM
Good morning! It's a new day! You're closer to your death than you've ever been!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 23, 2022, 11:38:36 PM
That Goofy and Pluto are both dogs always confused me.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 24, 2022, 12:08:00 PM
I bet you could sell dartboards to people with their exes face on them.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 24, 2022, 12:40:09 PM
Good morning! It's a new day! You're closer to your death than you've ever been!

http://youtu.be/TdIRrmNN_CQ (http://youtu.be/TdIRrmNN_CQ)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 24, 2022, 04:04:25 PM
I sometimes skate in a paring garage. It has these poles that are perfect for supporting yourself to learn kickflips. The other day there was a guy on roller blades who drove from like an hour away so he could bomb all 8 floors from the roof to the ground, then take the elevator back up and do it again. He did it like 5 times while i was there he would just pass by


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 24, 2022, 04:09:38 PM
^One of the things I miss about motorcycling, is how my pipes sound in parking garages....^


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 25, 2022, 01:21:25 AM
Looks like a warm and wet day today. Should I dress for the heat or dress for the rain?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on July 25, 2022, 07:13:19 AM
Looks like a warm and wet day today. Should I dress for the heat or dress for the rain?
Heat. Always dress for the heat. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 26, 2022, 01:00:06 AM
After her rampage last night, the cat is getting locked into a single room tonight. She managed to wake up everyone in the house at some point and Ash is currently sleeping in our bed, which he hasn't done for months.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 27, 2022, 01:10:47 AM
A company called Restoration Games has been emailing me a lot, asking me to back a game they are reprinting. The launch of the kickstart (although it is actually on a similar site) was today, so I had a look at it. I decided that $300 was more than I was willing to pay for the game though, never mind shipping on top.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 27, 2022, 03:06:10 AM
I found out today that Ennio Morricone was nominated for a Razzie for The Thing score.

Boy did they call that one wrong.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 27, 2022, 04:42:46 AM
I found out today that Ennio Morricone was nominated for a Razzie for The Thing score.

Boy did they call that one wrong.

That's like giving me an award for Best Laundry  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 27, 2022, 05:46:43 PM
I sense a disturbance in the force. Anyone else have the unsettling feeling something huge and bad is about to happen?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 27, 2022, 06:17:24 PM
I sense a disturbance in the force. Anyone else have the unsettling feeling something huge and bad is about to happen?

I hurt my back on Monday, & I've been in a funk today.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 27, 2022, 06:28:06 PM
I sense a disturbance in the force. Anyone else have the unsettling feeling something huge and bad is about to happen?


I hurt my back on Monday, & I've been in a funk today.....

OK, that explains it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 28, 2022, 05:14:00 AM
I sense a disturbance in the force. Anyone else have the unsettling feeling something huge and bad is about to happen?

I hurt my right foot during the night: how the hell do you do yourself an injury while fast asleep?  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 28, 2022, 05:15:32 AM
I sense a disturbance in the force. Anyone else have the unsettling feeling something huge and bad is about to happen?

I hurt my right foot during the night: how the hell do you do yourself an injury while fast asleep?  :buggedout:

Kristi managed to kick a wall while asleep and break her small toe. The bed wasn't even up against the wall.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 28, 2022, 06:03:02 AM
Kristi managed to kick a wall while asleep and break her small toe. The bed wasn't even up against the wall.

My bed is up against the wall and I think I turned over a bit too quickly last night.

My work mentor just shrugged it off and said "You're getting old."  :buggedout: :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 28, 2022, 09:22:36 AM
I had a 6:45 appointment with an oral surgeon today to have a wisdom tooth removed. He wanted to knock me out and take all my wisdom teeth out but I said no, only one is bothering me, and even it has no decay, just never came in 100% right years ago, leaning in a little too much so I'd often bitten my tongue there, and after one good solid chomp too many three weeks back, I said it had to go. (The fact I waited twenty-whatever years to get it out shows how little it bothered me.)

I asked if he'd take out the tooth without anesthetic, and he winced and asked, "Are you into pain or something?"

Not at all, but I don't react well to anesthesia, so we compromised and he gave me a low dose of it, injected by my tooth, telling me it was half what he gave most patients. I definitely experienced the extraction, which coincidentally felt exactly like a tooth ripping out of my jaw, and he rocked my head so much I wondered if my neck was going to be kinked all day (so far so good), then he cheated by giving me a last shot after the tooth was out that had a component of la-la to it, so that I not only felt no pain in the extraction site but floated with a wonderful dreamy light-headed quality for the next hour, smiling and asking the nurse who wheeled me out if she believed in love at first sight.

She said, "If you've fallen in love with me, I'll tell the doctor to market that anesthetic to single people."

It only occurred to me later that in buzzing me like that the surgeon deprived me of my cunning plan to steal my tooth from the medical waste bag he'd put it in.  I not only wanted to show my kids but I was hoping for one last tooth fairy visit.

So, I can now say I have had a dental procure done, and a minorly-major one, I suppose, but for the life of me I can't see what the big deal is about dentistry that leaves the mere mortals of the world so afraid of it.

Eeew, a wittle bit of pain....

Wimps.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 28, 2022, 09:31:11 AM
Sounds like a much better experience than mine!
My first two wisdom teeth were very badly impacted and I had them removed during Navy Boot Camp.
They weren't budging, so the butcher dentist had to shatter them with a little hammer and chisel and extract them a fragment at a time with tweezers.
My mouth bled for two days, the pain was extensive, and I couldn't eat normal food for nearly a week afterward.
The other two came out once I was out in the fleet, and that dentist was great - I had very little pain or bleeding and was able to eat solid foods the next day.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on July 28, 2022, 09:54:04 AM
I had all my wisdom teeth removed under nitrous oxide. That's the way I'd recommend having it done. Painless and pleasant.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 28, 2022, 12:41:41 PM
I still have my wisdom teeth


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 28, 2022, 03:34:24 PM
I think frogs use Botox, and that's why their faces stay locked in one permanent expression.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on July 29, 2022, 03:17:10 PM
Congress just passed the CHIPS Act. Does that mean we all get free motorcycles?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 29, 2022, 04:08:00 PM
Time to dig out Skyrim and see if I can play as the Imperials for once. Every time I go to play then I decide "You know what, you guys were about to cut my head off. Screw you guys."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on July 29, 2022, 07:44:12 PM
Time to dig out Skyrim and see if I can play as the Imperials for once. Every time I go to play then I decide "You know what, you guys were about to cut my head off. Screw you guys."

I've only played as the Stormcloaks once, and hated it.  I guess because I fought so hard to save the Empire in OBLIVION, I just couldn't let it be destroyed in SKYRIM.  Plus I really liked General Tullius.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 29, 2022, 07:48:32 PM
I still have my wisdom teeth

Theyr'e not helping.

I'm kidding!  :tongueout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 29, 2022, 08:07:11 PM
I still have my wisdom teeth

Theyr'e not helping.

I'm kidding!  :tongueout:
Yeah, makes me wonder why they call 'em that....................


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on July 29, 2022, 08:09:52 PM
"With age, does not necessarily come wisdom....
Sometimes age shows up alone...."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 29, 2022, 10:58:40 PM
Watched The Premise. Great show. New respect for Ryan tha Intern. Did not know BJ Novak was that good. At least on this show he makes most writers seem stuck in a different era. I also am watching LPLZA live. It repels me and makes me wish I was there. And oh yeah I have the phantom taste of butterscotch pudding in my mouth, which is mostly a good thing except I don't know why it's there  right now. Don't do kids, drugs!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 30, 2022, 03:05:05 AM
Congress just passed the CHIPS Act. Does that mean we all get free motorcycles?

 :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 30, 2022, 03:28:11 AM
Medical science cannot cure stupid, but at least it can sedate it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 30, 2022, 10:50:37 AM
Today when I took my youngest to her horseback riding, a horse walked right past me in the barn entrance and didn't try to attack me in any way. I was... I was stunned. Still alive!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on July 31, 2022, 07:57:51 AM
Sometimes I wonder where all those people who asked me for directions ended up.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on July 31, 2022, 08:14:29 AM
I wonder if all those folks walking looking and yapping at cell phones ever walk into trees or poles or other people gibbering into other phones.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on July 31, 2022, 08:36:20 AM
I wonder if all those folks walking looking and yapping at cell phones ever walk into trees or poles or other people gibbering into other phones.

About five years ago, I was at a gas station and saw a 'phone zombie' distracted by a call so badly, he walked into the sliding door of the gas station shop. *DONK* was all I heard.  :smile:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on July 31, 2022, 11:01:46 AM
Whaaaaat!??? We used to sing this on the playground in first grade and play patty-cake to it, and we never knew what we were saying:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Sue_from_Alabama#:~:text=Miss%20Sue%20was%2C%20in%20African,recorded%20in%201934%20and%201939. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Sue_from_Alabama#:~:text=Miss%20Sue%20was%2C%20in%20African,recorded%20in%201934%20and%201939.)




Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on August 04, 2022, 06:02:56 PM
I'm over a month sober (nearly 40 days sober) and my mind has me questioning my gender identity....again.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 04, 2022, 08:00:16 PM
I'm over a month sober (nearly 40 days sober) and my mind has me questioning my gender identity....again.

Out of curiosity, what does it feel like to question personal gender identity?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on August 04, 2022, 08:06:49 PM
I'm over a month sober (nearly 40 days sober) and my mind has me questioning my gender identity....again.

Out of curiosity, what does it feel like to question personal gender identity?
A frustration that lingers on for hiw ever long you question it that cannot be easily answered with full confidence.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 05, 2022, 01:51:19 AM
I'm over a month sober (nearly 40 days sober) and my mind has me questioning my gender identity....again.

Out of curiosity, what does it feel like to question personal gender identity?
A frustration that lingers on for hiw ever long you question it that cannot be easily answered with full confidence.

Oscar Wilde said to define is to limit, so maybe instead of trying to define yourself, you should just go with how  you feel at any moment, without worrying about understanding it.

Good luck in any case.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on August 05, 2022, 02:04:53 AM
I'm over a month sober (nearly 40 days sober) and my mind has me questioning my gender identity....again.

Firstly, congratulations on the sobriety and secondly, I feel one's personal gender identity is that person's business.

I have no problem with people claiming a gender that they weren't born with or being gender fluid, intersex, non binary or whatever a person chooses.  :smile:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 08, 2022, 03:43:43 PM
I wonder if there is a name for the feeling you get when you ask some D&D players for some short backgrounds for their characters and what you get back from the first one involves four badly spelled chapters that directly contradicts the established in-game lore. I am going to just tell him it is fine and completely ignore all the extra stuff he has put in, over and above he is a disgraced soldier, exiled from his homeland and is a functioning alcoholic (very similar to a character I am playing in another game).


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 09, 2022, 01:29:22 PM
What kind of idiots would fire off dozens of flares to distract a radar-guided missile? They would do nothing. You really want an ECM suite to deal with that threat.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 09, 2022, 05:00:05 PM
Today someone argued with me that there is no difference between "undead" and "alive." Some people's minds truly have no elasticity.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 10, 2022, 12:57:22 PM
Would you change your name to Pucey Pugtoes for $10,000?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 15, 2022, 12:48:21 PM
I have a really nice tasting dinner sitting waiting for me, but I am craving toasted cheese.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 15, 2022, 02:07:07 PM
I have a really nice tasting dinner sitting waiting for me, but I am craving toasted cheese.
That's what my mom just told me she had for dinner, only she insists on calling it a "toasty cheese."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 16, 2022, 07:51:19 AM
I haven't smoked a cigarette in well over a year, but I'm seriously considering buying a carton or two of menthols. I wonder how much a pack will be worth after the ban goes into effect.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on August 16, 2022, 08:03:18 AM
I haven't smoked a cigarette in well over a year, but I'm seriously considering buying a carton or two of menthols. I wonder how much a pack will be worth after the ban goes into effect.

I haven't smoked since 2009 and I was shocked when I found out - just a general question - that a pack of smokes costs almost $5 here now.  :buggedout:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 16, 2022, 10:31:08 AM
I haven't smoked a cigarette in well over a year, but I'm seriously considering buying a carton or two of menthols. I wonder how much a pack will be worth after the ban goes into effect.
Ban?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 16, 2022, 12:17:44 PM
I haven't smoked a cigarette in well over a year, but I'm seriously considering buying a carton or two of menthols. I wonder how much a pack will be worth after the ban goes into effect.

I haven't smoked since 2009 and I was shocked when I found out - just a general question - that a pack of smokes costs almost $5 here now.  :buggedout:

In the US? Yes. They're heavily taxed to discourage new users and offset the costs of treatment. The cost was a small factor in me quitting.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 16, 2022, 12:19:50 PM
I haven't smoked a cigarette in well over a year, but I'm seriously considering buying a carton or two of menthols. I wonder how much a pack will be worth after the ban goes into effect.
Ban?

Yes, the FDA banned flavored cigarettes a couple of years ago but made an exception for menthol, and now they plan to ban menthols... probably within a year. Regulatory commenting period just ended so I'd expect a firm announcement soon.

https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/cancer-currents-blog/2022/fda-proposes-rule-prohibiting-menthol-cigarettes (https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/cancer-currents-blog/2022/fda-proposes-rule-prohibiting-menthol-cigarettes)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 16, 2022, 12:59:38 PM
Didn't know that. I wonder if that'll apply to all the flavored vapes out there?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 16, 2022, 02:44:12 PM
Our government is considering slowly raising the age where smoking is allowed, I guess until all current smokers are dead.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 16, 2022, 06:04:44 PM
Didn't know that. I wonder if that'll apply to all the flavored vapes out there?

Only menthol and "tobacco" flavors have been legal for a long time, and most legit vape liquid companies already left the business. I haven't heard anything about a menthol vape ban. Doesn't matter much to me, I've been making my own liquid.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 16, 2022, 06:06:59 PM
Our government is considering slowly raising the age where smoking is allowed, I guess until all current smokers are dead.

It wouldn't be a terrible plan to ban it and grandfather current smokers. Obviously cigarettes would never be approved if they were brought to market today. They're super-addictive drugs that give you cancer and don't even get you high.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on August 16, 2022, 07:07:29 PM
I quit after Prometheus came out, & I read some actress couldn't do a running scene because she smoked.,...

Didn't help me all that much... My radio voice got pretty lousy, & I didn't have anything to turn to whenever I would run out of my more addictive anxiety meds....

Funny story....
Met a guy on a temp job who told the story about his 95 year old grandfather asking if he should quit...
The doctor said, "at your age, the fits will kill you".....

Anybody ever try Indonesian Clove cigarettes?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on August 16, 2022, 09:52:04 PM
I was just watching a video about the lost episode of Sesame Street featuring  Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West, when it hit me; The Witch is green, The Emerald City is green, and The Wizard's big giant head is also green.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 17, 2022, 01:24:52 AM
Our government is considering slowly raising the age where smoking is allowed, I guess until all current smokers are dead.

It wouldn't be a terrible plan to ban it and grandfather current smokers. Obviously cigarettes would never be approved if they were brought to market today. They're super-addictive drugs that give you cancer and don't even get you high.

I am guessing that is the long-term plan. Hopefully, if they go down that path, successive administrations will continue the policy.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 18, 2022, 04:59:31 AM
Jugging a hare does not tempt me to try eating one.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 18, 2022, 07:47:53 AM
Jugging a hare does not tempt me to try eating one.

Had to look up "jugging." I don't know about hare, but rabbit tastes just fine.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 18, 2022, 08:26:49 AM
Jugging a hare does not tempt me to try eating one.

Had to look up "jugging." I don't know about hare, but rabbit tastes just fine.

Gets to be a bit messy when you are figuring out how to do it the first time.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 18, 2022, 10:22:51 AM
Ash has went through 25% of his childhood.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 18, 2022, 01:23:40 PM
"Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed... But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation... will come to the end of sorrow."

 ---The Bhagavad Gita


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 18, 2022, 04:16:46 PM
Urgh. When you get the time to sit down and watch a slow-burn horror that you've been wanting to watch for a while and it turns out that what you really want tonight is just something fast and mindless.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on August 19, 2022, 09:41:05 AM
Urgh. When you get the time to sit down and watch a slow-burn horror that you've been wanting to watch for a while and it turns out that what you really want tonight is just something fast and mindless.

I felt exactly that way when I watched Eye of The Devil for the first time. :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 19, 2022, 06:27:17 PM
Imagine if BMDO had a 10,000 post lifetime limit, and nobody wanted to be a Kraken.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on August 19, 2022, 09:33:24 PM
Imagine if BMDO had a 10,000 post lifetime limit, and nobody wanted to be a Kraken.

You could simply just quit, and start all over again.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on August 20, 2022, 12:10:11 AM
Lady Gaga is in Boston tonight. I did a ride there passengers were in bondage gear LOOK OUT


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 20, 2022, 08:28:59 AM
100 posts to go.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on August 20, 2022, 09:09:34 PM
After my whole life, I need to as this....
Batman & Robin....
Was Robin supposed to be wearing white tights, fleshtone tights, or did he not wear pants?????????????


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 22, 2022, 08:49:02 AM
“We must learn to love life without ever trusting it.”
–G.K. Chesterton.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 22, 2022, 10:12:34 AM
I decided that getting xmas presents in early wasn't enough forward planning and have started buying presents for our 10th wedding anniversary next year. We have already bought tickets to go to a concert that night (we'll be going to see Finnish heavy metal band, Lordi).


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 22, 2022, 11:40:40 AM
I feel sorry for those who don't know fog is made of ghosts.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 22, 2022, 01:22:54 PM
I wonder if we'll ever get another Godzilla man in a monster suit movie?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on August 22, 2022, 01:41:24 PM
I wonder if we'll ever get another Godzilla man in a monster suit movie?

You'll have to come visit me in Pretoria to see that as I have a huge Godzilla that stands in my lounge. I'm sure Ash would like it 😊


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 24, 2022, 02:31:27 PM
Supposedly a dream in which you are intimate with Robin Williams indicates you desire the return of shag carpeting.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 25, 2022, 02:53:13 AM
Watching Frozen II where once again everyone around her will fail to realise that Elsa is a super villain.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 27, 2022, 07:53:09 PM
To my mind there is no sadder poem in the English language than this one:

“To Any Reader”


As from the house your mother sees
You playing round the garden trees,
So you may see, if you will look
Through the windows of this book,
Another child, far, far away,
And in another garden, play.
But do not think you can at all,
By knocking on the window, call
That child to hear you. He intent
Is all on his play-business bent.
He does not hear; he will not look,
Nor yet be lured out of this book.
For, long ago, the truth to say,
He has grown up and gone away,
And it is but a child of air
That lingers in the garden there.

----Robert Louis Stevenson


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on August 28, 2022, 03:09:01 PM
a movie with a serial killer who taunts the victims by singing the "Ice Cream Cones" jingle while pursuing them


"My name's Ice Cream Jones..."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on August 28, 2022, 03:51:40 PM
I'm so bored, you could probably build a couple o' ships outage me, pack 'em full of lumber & send 'em to the colonies!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 28, 2022, 04:25:55 PM
I wonder if vampires would seasonally migrate?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 29, 2022, 03:45:19 AM
I wonder if, without internet searching, if anyone knows the story behind this poem

Forever shackled by these chains,
I wallow in their lies.
They tie me to my fears and hate,
And all that I despise.

I see my friends across the road,
But my shackles hold me back.
They have looks and wit, they say.
Everything you lack.

The birds and clouds glide in joy,
Dancing across the sky.
But my chains tie me to the ground.
Shackled tears I cry.

Another mountain lies before me,
A new challenge I must try.
Don’t fool yourself, you’ll never succeed.
My shackles tell no lie.

I stare into the lonely mirror.
Blinded to my perfection.
I see nothing but a broken soul.
Shackled to its reflection.

I hug my knees and cry for someone
Who understands my pain.
As expected; no reply,
But the rapping of the rain.

My only rest I find at night,
After the death of day.
And with cold and burning steel
I cut my life away.

This is all I’ll ever be worth.
Dig deeper, until I’m dead...
My shackles laugh. They have won.
My arm...its crying red.

But one bright day I realise,
It’s myself I’ve been trying to find.
These oppressive and evil shackles
Live only in my mind.

My shackles return, fighting back,
Fearing what I now see.
Foolish things, they’ll never understand,
I will always be free.

Because I am the Sun,
Raining down my light.
I am a myth,
A whisper in the night.

I am the sky,
Serenity’s haven.
I am a mountain,
The silent warden.

I am the earth,
Life’s verdant source.
I am the wind,
The unstoppable force.

I am the sea,
Caressing the shore.
I am the storm,
The legendary Roar!
These lying shackles,
Bind me no more!
I am a leaf on the wind!

Watch how I soar.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on August 29, 2022, 05:03:11 AM
I wonder if, without internet searching, if anyone knows the story behind this poem

Forever shackled by these chains,
I wallow in their lies.
They tie me to my fears and hate,
And all that I despise.

I see my friends across the road,
But my shackles hold me back.
They have looks and wit, they say.
Everything you lack.

The birds and clouds glide in joy,
Dancing across the sky.
But my chains tie me to the ground.
Shackled tears I cry.

Another mountain lies before me,
A new challenge I must try.
Don’t fool yourself, you’ll never succeed.
My shackles tell no lie.

I stare into the lonely mirror.
Blinded to my perfection.
I see nothing but a broken soul.
Shackled to its reflection.

I hug my knees and cry for someone
Who understands my pain.
As expected; no reply,
But the rapping of the rain.

My only rest I find at night,
After the death of day.
And with cold and burning steel
I cut my life away.

This is all I’ll ever be worth.
Dig deeper, until I’m dead...
My shackles laugh. They have won.
My arm...its crying red.

But one bright day I realise,
It’s myself I’ve been trying to find.
These oppressive and evil shackles
Live only in my mind.

My shackles return, fighting back,
Fearing what I now see.
Foolish things, they’ll never understand,
I will always be free.

Because I am the Sun,
Raining down my light.
I am a myth,
A whisper in the night.

I am the sky,
Serenity’s haven.
I am a mountain,
The silent warden.

I am the earth,
Life’s verdant source.
I am the wind,
The unstoppable force.

I am the sea,
Caressing the shore.
I am the storm,
The legendary Roar!
These lying shackles,
Bind me no more!
I am a leaf on the wind!

Watch how I soar.

I don't know where that comes from but much of it describes my inner issues for the last five years.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on August 29, 2022, 05:56:22 AM
Beautiful poem!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 29, 2022, 07:37:38 AM
If you like it, then I think I should just keep the story behind it quiet and let people enjoy it.

Sometimes it is better that way.

The story might not be true anyway.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on August 29, 2022, 08:55:05 PM
Gotta say that walking a couple of miles in stiletto boots isn't exactly easy on the feet.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on August 29, 2022, 09:14:10 PM
Inralp reezilmanorp.
Magorzip!  Magorzip!  Magorzip!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 29, 2022, 10:19:03 PM
Gotta say that walking a couple of miles in stiletto boots isn't exactly easy on the feet.

Especially if you cross a wet lawn.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on August 30, 2022, 03:46:55 PM
Gotta say that walking a couple of miles in stiletto boots isn't exactly easy on the feet.

Especially if you cross a wet lawn.
I found it a bit easier to walk through a saturated neutral ground in my stilettos than on pavement.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 30, 2022, 04:08:23 PM
May everyone have the night's sleep they deserve tonight.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 30, 2022, 06:32:43 PM
May everyone have the night's sleep they deserve tonight.
That we "deserve?" Now, Alex, what'd we do to get on your bad side?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 31, 2022, 12:40:33 AM
May everyone have the night's sleep they deserve tonight.
That we "deserve?" Now, Alex, what'd we do to get on your bad side?

And here I thought I was being nice.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 31, 2022, 04:30:12 AM
May everyone have the night's sleep they deserve tonight.
That we "deserve?" Now, Alex, what'd we do to get on your bad side?

And here I thought I was being nice.
Ah, sorry, inside joke. My grandmother would say, "God help us from getting what we deserve."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on August 31, 2022, 07:20:28 AM
I can't believe it's been 25 years since Princess Diana died: feels like yesterday.

1 July 1961 - 31 August 1997: RIP.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on August 31, 2022, 08:01:54 AM
Seems like longer ago but also....you know. Everything's like that. I wonder if people now are more cynical or if there's anyone who'd generate that kind of reaction today?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 31, 2022, 08:17:12 AM
I wonder why she is remembered, but not Mother Teressa who died around the same time?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on August 31, 2022, 09:20:02 AM
Seems like longer ago but also....you know. Everything's like that. I wonder if people now are more cynical or if there's anyone who'd generate that kind of reaction today?

I doubt that there is anyone whose passing would generate that much emotion these days.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on August 31, 2022, 09:21:00 AM
I wonder why she is remembered, but not Mother Teressa who died around the same time?

I've always found that to be a bit odd: Mother Teresa did a lot of good which is putting it mildly.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on August 31, 2022, 12:12:11 PM
The Russian ambassador to the UK described Liz Truss as not being a military man.

Well, on that I think I'd actually have to agree with him.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on August 31, 2022, 01:38:21 PM
I created an identity on Facebook for Henry Spencer (from ERASERHEAD) who can only post or respond in lines of dialogue the tight-lipped Henry says in ERASERHEAD, and so does noting but share posts about chickens and ask, "Do I just cut them up like regular chickens?"

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100080659732642 (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100080659732642)

A spammer contacted me by direct message but the conversation didn't get far.

I do find some responses by people not familiar with ERASERHEAD amusing, though.

(https://i.imgur.com/RC8JR2H.png)

(P.S. The correct answer is "sure, just cut them up like regular chickens!")


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on September 01, 2022, 03:16:54 AM
Was watching America's Got Talent with my mom last night.....

They had this little girl doing that kind of rage heavy metal, where y' don't try to to sing, you just scream like you're possessed, or throwing a temper tantrum.....

It sounded very constipated to me, like I could write a comedy sketch about a heavy metal singer who can't get off the can.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 01, 2022, 07:37:58 AM
When doing a course on Fraud, Bribery and Corruption it is considered bad form to stand up and say 'I am sorry, but this course is the exact opposite of what I was looking for" and leave the room.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on September 01, 2022, 07:55:14 AM
When doing a course on Fraud, Bribery and Corruption it is considered bad form to stand up and say 'I am sorry, but this course is the exact opposite of what I was looking for" and leave the room.

Our local politicians are so corrupt that I doubt their moral compasses would let them find the toilet.

Speaking personally, I've been offered 3 bribes in my career (one a huge amount of $$$) and I told all of them to go do something to themselves.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 01, 2022, 07:59:46 AM
When doing a course on Fraud, Bribery and Corruption it is considered bad form to stand up and say 'I am sorry, but this course is the exact opposite of what I was looking for" and leave the room.

Our local politicians are so corrupt that I doubt their moral compasses would let them find the toilet.

Speaking personally, I've been offered 3 bribes in my career (one a huge amount of $$$) and I told all of them to go do something to themselves.

I have just reached a point where I find I no longer care about these things and am just doing things like this to mess with people.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 01, 2022, 08:47:32 AM
I was watching a video where someone was demonstrating a booby trap on a WW2 bunker in Normandy. You drop a grenade in what looks like an air vent and a few seconds later the grenade falls out a hole further down and lands at your feet. As booby traps go, it might even beat my long time favourite of burying a bullet.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 01, 2022, 09:13:22 AM
Not sure what is more dangerous. Being a soldier, or being a Russian energy company exec.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on September 01, 2022, 04:17:56 PM
Firefox doesn't recognize "pre-production" as a word, and suggests that maybe I meant to type "pee-production."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 02, 2022, 07:43:43 AM
Stolen from elsewhere:

They should announce a sequel to Groundhog Day and then just rerelease the original.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 03, 2022, 04:44:45 AM
Sometimes a grown adult says something that makes you just want to pat them gently on the head and send them on their way...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 03, 2022, 07:45:18 AM
The problem with people who tell you to educate yourself is often they were taught by an idiot.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 03, 2022, 03:35:36 PM
Just found out Arthur Conan Doyle is something like my 9th cousin.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on September 03, 2022, 04:13:11 PM
Just found out Arthur Conan Doyle is something like my 9th cousin.

Ah, that's just an elementary thing 😉🐢


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on September 04, 2022, 06:46:17 PM
I hate not being able to sleep 😑🙁


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on September 04, 2022, 06:56:04 PM
I hate not being able to sleep 😑🙁
IKR


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on September 09, 2022, 06:46:10 AM
This has been a wild week for me. I've cut out a toxic person from my life and now one of my college friends is starting her transitioning.  I'm proud of her and slightly envious of her as well.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 10, 2022, 10:16:49 AM
Catching up on a week's worth of emails, and someone asked me how many people I knew (besides the sender) who'd slept with just one person in life, and I came up with a few but it was a remarkably challenging question. I think I know more people who went....far in the other direction.

Peripheral to the topic, sent this great song to the same person, who, remarkably, had never heard it. I remember one time when it was playing I made my body board-stiff and I got bench pressed by someone lying on the floor. I only weigh eight pounds more than I did in 1995 when I was an inch and a half shorter and a little too skinny, but nobody ever bench presses me anymore, to this or any other song. Dang. I wanna be bench pressed again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0trh9Y598fM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0trh9Y598fM)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 10, 2022, 11:31:16 AM
Catching up on a week's worth of emails, and someone asked me how many people I knew (besides the sender) who'd slept with just one person in life, and I came up with a few but it was a remarkably challenging question. I think I know more people who went....far in the other direction.

Peripheral to the topic, sent this great song to the same person, who, remarkably, had never heard it. I remember one time when it was playing I made my body board-stiff and I got bench pressed by someone lying on the floor. I only weigh eight pounds more than I did in 1995 when I was an inch and a half shorter and a little too skinny, but nobody ever bench presses me anymore, to this or any other song. Dang. I wanna be bench pressed again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0trh9Y598fM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0trh9Y598fM)

Congrats on krakenhood.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 10, 2022, 02:53:03 PM
Thanks, the Krakens-only dining room is all I always knew it would be. Tom Hanks as the maître d', I mean, classy...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on September 13, 2022, 02:11:59 PM
Right now, my fake Facebook profile is in a conversation with a stranger who wants to recruit me into the Illuminati. What he doesn't know is that I can only speak in quotes from ERASERHEAD.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 14, 2022, 08:09:00 PM
Debbie Harry Potter.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on September 15, 2022, 12:28:08 AM
Robert Johnson's collected works have been released multiple times at the wrong speed. In the same way that silent films were sped up, music of that era was often given the same treatment. Multiple youtube accounts have put forth remixed Johnson works that sound a lot more like a guy playing a guitar than the originals. and yet the orignals have their charm. Maybe Johnson was the Charlie Chaplin of the blues


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 15, 2022, 01:34:17 AM
I would not queue for 30 hours to see a wooden box.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 22, 2022, 06:38:17 AM
Seems very quiet round here this week.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 23, 2022, 01:37:26 AM
I am worn out this morning. Wow, just feel wiped out.

Have a good equinox everyone.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 23, 2022, 08:23:22 AM
Wanna weird a man out, secretly replace his shoes with one a size bigger and when he mentions they feel looser, tell him shrinking appendages is common in males past forty-five. Count to three and wait til the secondary expression of horror dawns on his face.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 23, 2022, 08:33:57 AM
Target everyone here. Cast feel old.

In 8 years' time, the '80s will have been 50 years ago.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on September 23, 2022, 06:33:29 PM
You've never been properly roasted until you ask one of your students to do her best impersonation of you and she absolutely NAILS every single awkward idiosyncrasy you have!!  Still laughing and blushing a bit.  Well played, Lauren!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on September 24, 2022, 06:32:48 AM
You've never been properly roasted until you ask one of your students to do her best impersonation of you and she absolutely NAILS every single awkward idiosyncrasy you have!!  Still laughing and blushing a bit.  Well played, Lauren!

 :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on September 24, 2022, 06:33:54 AM
This sounds very weird coming from me but I could really use an ice cold beer right about now: 1:30 pm here and it is :hot:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 24, 2022, 07:33:50 AM
This sounds very weird coming from me but I could really use an ice cold beer right about now: 1:30 pm here and it is :hot:

If you really feel like you want one, then give yourself a treat and go enjoy one.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on September 24, 2022, 12:24:09 PM
This sounds very weird coming from me but I could really use an ice cold beer right about now: 1:30 pm here and it is :hot:

As sick as I've been lately, I keep craving a cigarette.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on September 24, 2022, 04:40:18 PM
I hate insomnia 😔😔


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 24, 2022, 05:04:10 PM
I hate insomnia 😔😔
As do I, sir, as do I. If it was just a matter of staying awake, you could use the time constructively, but it's more about being caught up in a tormenting condition of frustrating tiredness that limits you. It's not fun.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on September 24, 2022, 05:28:50 PM
I hate insomnia 😔😔
As do I, sir, as do I. If it was just a matter of staying awake, you could use the time constructively, but it's more about being caught up in a tormenting condition of frustrating tiredness that limits you. It's not fun.

Thanks: it's almost 12h30 am here and it's very quiet. Maybe some hot tea from Zimbabwe would help?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on September 25, 2022, 08:37:26 AM
I really do like wearing eyeshadow.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 25, 2022, 02:35:36 PM
I really do like wearing eyeshadow.

Cool! I used to like to line guys' eyes to show them they looked good that way. Sometimes they'd let me make up their whole face. Seemed kinda naughty back then.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 25, 2022, 09:26:24 PM
Bad friends are just like shadows, they're beside you in the bright times, but vanish when it gets dark.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 26, 2022, 05:37:55 PM
Is it possible to be both monogamous and slutty? Maybe I should make that into a poll question.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 27, 2022, 01:45:14 AM
Is it possible to be both monogamous and slutty? Maybe I should make that into a poll question.

You have sex with one person a lot, or have sex with lots of people but only ever one at a time?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 27, 2022, 01:46:58 AM
I could tell England hadn't won their football game last night since as soon as I turned on the news this morning it wasn't mentioned endlessly.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on September 27, 2022, 02:38:12 AM
I could tell England hadn't won their football game last night since as soon as I turned on the news this morning it wasn't mentioned endlessly.

3 all draw with Germany.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 27, 2022, 06:56:13 AM
Is it possible to be both monogamous and slutty? Maybe I should make that into a poll question.

You have sex with one person a lot, or have sex with lots of people but only ever one at a time?
There you go, in your arrogant face, monogamy!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on September 27, 2022, 11:34:50 AM
Is it possible to be both monogamous and slutty? Maybe I should make that into a poll question.

You have sex with one person a lot, or have sex with lots of people but only ever one at a time?
There you go, in your arrogant face, monogamy!

"When I was young, every night I slept with a strange girl,
And when I was young, every night I slept with the same girl,
But she was strange."
 - I forget the comedian's name......


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 27, 2022, 03:56:29 PM
Cucumber flowers make a nice edible garnish. They're pretty and yellow and taste faintly of cucumber.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 28, 2022, 01:55:11 PM
The deeper I think about it, the more Dead Poet's Society feels like fluff.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 29, 2022, 01:11:40 PM
Suicide in Heaven


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on September 29, 2022, 10:28:26 PM
In my spam mail inbox there was a email from some dating thing telling me someone called Sadie had sent me 4770 messages and was waiting for me to reply. I wonder what kind of dating agency this would be, I mean is there one for signing up for a crazed stalker?

Decided to leave it in my spam folder and not click the link to find out.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on September 30, 2022, 08:10:40 AM
As we filled in the hole this morning before the sun appeared and nullified that wet terrible sort of cold that no jacket keeps from reaching your skin, I came in inspired to begin a story, the first long one I’ve written in a while, having felt motivated to keep things short for the last couple years, and as I made ready to write, I kept getting interrupted by a nagging in my mind til finally I grasped it was the realization that my life could be narrated by a series of fortune cookie messages.

“Being on time does not punish your mother.”
“No cooler are you for never having watched Friends.”
“Don’t beleaguer them for thirty years telling about when you sneaked up and laid down in some unmade bed in a stranger’s empty room.”
“Within the brown M&M lies the bite to your tongue that will send five-year-old you into a pain-dance.”
“If you’re going to give in to society’s pressures, at least spare yourself guilt.”
“Make your secret codes worth reading.”
“You’ll never figure out why the man was weeping over a 19th century grave, so move on.”
“Yes, you should have, but be proud you didn’t.”
“Even Socrates believed there were limits to an examined life.”



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 01, 2022, 03:42:00 PM
My favourite quote of the week comes from a Tory MP who, after the devastation in the UK economy wrought by Liz Truss's mini-budget described the party as having been "Trussterf**ked".

I wonder if someone could do a rework of AC/DC's Thunderstruck for that?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 02, 2022, 01:54:18 PM
8:54 pm and I'm here all alone.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 02, 2022, 02:11:37 PM
8:54 pm and I'm here all alone.

I'm here.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 03, 2022, 01:24:22 AM
Hmm, in power less than a month and the new prime minister is already having to make a U-turn on its budget. I wonder if she'll have to sacrifice her Chancellor in order to try and shore up her own position?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 03, 2022, 04:18:18 AM
What would you call a sequel to Halloween 3? Halloween 3 II doesn't seem quite right. Maybe Season of the Witch 2.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 03, 2022, 07:55:12 AM
What would you do if you were serving on a parole board, and were soon to hear the plea for release of a notorious mobster, but shortly before the hearing you were ominously told by a member of his family that if you didn't let this mobster free you would soon be in a universe of long-lasting pain, but then almost immediately after, you were also clandestinely approached by another sinister individual from a rival family and told that if you did let him out of prison you were in for serious if not fatal physical problems? What would you do?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 03, 2022, 07:59:07 AM
What would you do if you were serving on a parole board, and were soon to hear the plea for release of a notorious mobster, but shortly before the hearing you were ominously told by a member of his family that if you didn't let this mobster free you would soon be in a universe of long-lasting pain, but then almost immediately after, you were also clandestinely approached by another sinister individual from a rival family and told that if you did let him out of prison you were in for serious if not fatal physical problems? What would you do?

With my upbringing? Buy a weapon and do some threatening of my own.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 03, 2022, 12:11:20 PM
What would you do if you were serving on a parole board, and were soon to hear the plea for release of a notorious mobster, but shortly before the hearing you were ominously told by a member of his family that if you didn't let this mobster free you would soon be in a universe of long-lasting pain, but then almost immediately after, you were also clandestinely approached by another sinister individual from a rival family and told that if you did let him out of prison you were in for serious if not fatal physical problems? What would you do?

Shoot him, thus fulfilling both requirements.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 03, 2022, 12:24:13 PM
What would you do if you were serving on a parole board, and were soon to hear the plea for release of a notorious mobster, but shortly before the hearing you were ominously told by a member of his family that if you didn't let this mobster free you would soon be in a universe of long-lasting pain, but then almost immediately after, you were also clandestinely approached by another sinister individual from a rival family and told that if you did let him out of prison you were in for serious if not fatal physical problems? What would you do?

Shoot him, thus fulfilling both requirements.
You rule. So much.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 03, 2022, 12:26:26 PM
(Uh, I originally posted this thought in the wrong thread....)
If you notice, this gangster situation is similar to the one Fred and Barney faced while judging a beauty contest.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 03, 2022, 03:02:03 PM
(Uh, I originally posted this thought in the wrong thread....)
If you notice, this gangster situation is similar to the one Fred and Barney faced while judging a beauty contest.

I got told I look like I am 38 today, which means I am too young to have any idea who Fred & Barney are.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 03, 2022, 03:04:37 PM
I asked a friend today if by some chance she happened to have a photograph of herself in mail armour I could use. Surprisingly, she didn't.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 03, 2022, 03:25:06 PM
"I don't care what you told me,
you're gonna stay and hold me"

Buddy Holly was way early on the whole incel thing


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 05, 2022, 02:10:31 PM
It seriously makes me 😠 to realise that Alec Baldwin might be getting away with murdering Haylana Hutchins 😠😠


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 05, 2022, 02:22:02 PM
It seriously makes me 😠 to realise that Alec Baldwin might be getting away with murdering Haylana Hutchins 😠😠

I haven't followed the case and don't care much for Baldwin (except in Beetlejuice of course) but is there actually evidence of murder? Murder is intentionally, deliberately killing another person. To plan a killing and carry it out is, I believe, first-degree murder, and to deliberately kill without aforethought is second degree murder. As I have always understood it. The planning or intention is what differentiates murder from manslaughter. Has it been shown he truly wished to kill those people? I was under the impression it was an accident, maybe some negligence involved, but is it shown he intended to kill?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on October 05, 2022, 07:08:37 PM
I'm thinking manslaughter would be a more appropriate charge, if he were charged.
From everything I have read, this person was his friend and what happened was an accident.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 05, 2022, 07:41:54 PM
I haven't heard whether the criminal investigation has been dropped or not, but...............
Part of the settlement includes Halyna Hutchins' husband Matthew is now executive producer, and Rust resumes filming in January....

cray!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 05, 2022, 09:48:57 PM
I'm thinking manslaughter would be a more appropriate charge, if he were charged.
From everything I have read, this person was his friend and what happened was an accident.

Maybe murder is too strong a word to use but the fact remains is Baldwin discharged a revolver, the DP on the film was struck by a bullet and died of her injuries. He should have some accountability in the matter, either a jail sentence and/or massive reparations to Ms Hutchins' family: John Landis got away with it, Randall Miller received a short jail sentence and on and on. Makes me massively angry.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on October 05, 2022, 10:30:48 PM
I imagine he will go to great lengths to try and make restitution to the family.  i sure hope so, anyway.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 06, 2022, 03:47:46 AM
I imagine he will go to great lengths to try and make restitution to the family.  i sure hope so, anyway.

I would also hope so but I don't know.  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 06, 2022, 06:24:33 AM
I imagine he will go to great lengths to try and make restitution to the family.  i sure hope so, anyway.

I would also hope so but I don't know.  :question:

I did hear that the family had received an out-of-court settlement. These amounts are generally kept private though. The family spokesman (I think it was her father) also said that no one in the family blamed anyone for it, viewing it more as a tragic accident. That might be part of the settlement, or it could just be how they genuinely feel.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 06, 2022, 06:37:34 AM
I imagine he will go to great lengths to try and make restitution to the family.  i sure hope so, anyway.

I would also hope so but I don't know.  :question:

I did hear that the family had received an out-of-court settlement. These amounts are generally kept private though. The family spokesman (I think it was her father) also said that no one in the family blamed anyone for it, viewing it more as a tragic accident. That might be part of the settlement, or it could just be how they genuinely feel.


The BBC had this to say:

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-63149155 (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-63149155)

I think you all know me well enough to know exactly what I would do if a member of my family suffered this or a similar fate.  :hatred:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 06, 2022, 11:47:43 AM
This one speaks a little more about the criminal investigation.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/new-mexico-prosecutor-responds-rust-settlement?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20221006SponsoredTrending-RevelationMedia&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News (https://www.theblaze.com/news/new-mexico-prosecutor-responds-rust-settlement?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20221006SponsoredTrending-RevelationMedia&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News)

From the sound of things, Baldwin was trying to make a B grade movie with an A list crew on a D grade budget...
And he should've kept his craw shut & not do those interviews...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 06, 2022, 11:50:04 AM
Maybe Baldwin should bear some responsibility, but what about the person or persons on set whose specific job it was to make sure that prop weapons were safe and unloaded? If anyone deserves to be punished it's them.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 06, 2022, 11:59:59 AM
Maybe Baldwin should bear some responsibility, but what about the person or persons on set whose specific job it was to make sure that prop weapons were safe and unloaded? If anyone deserves to be punished it's them.

Most of the crew walked of the job that day, causing a big stressor for those who stayed....
Among the many reasons they quit, was a complete lack of safety meetings....
And the gun passed though three different people's hands that day, all of whom were supposed to check it for ammo, including Baldwin... John Schneider posted a couple of videos about this.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 06, 2022, 12:15:26 PM
Maybe Baldwin should bear some responsibility, but what about the person or persons on set whose specific job it was to make sure that prop weapons were safe and unloaded? If anyone deserves to be punished it's them.

My thoughts exactly: the moron propmaster who handed Michael Massee the prop gun which killed Brandon Lee should have also been blamed.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 06, 2022, 05:37:23 PM
Once when I was twenty I decided to see how far I could run before I got so exhausted I fell over. I took off and about twenty yards later tripped and skidded on my palms, looked down at the pavement and saw bits of skin grated off and thought, OK, that far.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 09, 2022, 12:11:46 PM
I think defensive murder holes should be an indispensable inclusion in the design of any two-story residential structure.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 10, 2022, 01:37:21 AM
Was just watching the news and saw a BBC reporter follow a missile as it flew overhead, and then have to run for cover. He is now broadcasting from a bunker.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 13, 2022, 04:01:25 PM
I wonder if caterpillars ever finish spinning their cocoons, & then find themselves thinking about how they should've gone to the bathroom first.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 14, 2022, 07:07:34 AM
The airspeed velocity of a European swallow is 20.1 mph (unladen).


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 16, 2022, 01:13:35 PM
Tired mayo on a hot dog the other day. Not bad at all, better than ketchup, for sure. Still, I think I'll stick with mustard as my go-to.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 16, 2022, 01:31:35 PM
Tired mayo on a hot dog the other day.

I think mayo that has had a good rest would be tastier, Rev  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 16, 2022, 01:46:02 PM
I love mayo, but it doesn't love me back.....
Try a hot dog with marinara sauce sometime.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 16, 2022, 03:30:01 PM
I love mayo, but it doesn't love me back.....
Try a hot dog with marinara sauce sometime.....

Salsa is good too.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on October 16, 2022, 03:55:22 PM
Try A-1.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 17, 2022, 01:55:34 PM
I hate finding what I think is a film I've not seen before only to discover that it has just been released under a different name.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 17, 2022, 02:24:10 PM
I hate finding what I think is a film I've not seen before only to discover that it has just been released under a different name.

Must agree there, particularly when you keep coming across yet another edited for television version of a movie you may like.....

On the other hand, I've always found what they tried to do with Planeta Bur rather amusing....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 19, 2022, 08:44:48 AM
Why were people taught to fear witches instead of the ones setting people on fire?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 19, 2022, 09:08:00 AM
I hate finding what I think is a film I've not seen before only to discover that it has just been released under a different name.

I saw a DVD with the title Great Snake 2 and bought it, only to find out that it was Q THE WINGED SERPENT under another title. Q was banned here, that is probably why.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 19, 2022, 12:46:34 PM
Why were people taught to fear witches instead of the ones setting people on fire?

They did.
Everybody knows what happens when you stand up to authority.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: chainsaw midget on October 19, 2022, 07:52:29 PM
Usually I'm one of those people that starts celebrating Halloween in September, but here it is almost Halloween and I don't even really feel like I've gotten started.  I've watched maybe two or three Halloween movies when usually I'm up to at least a dozen by this point in the season. 

I've simply had far too much going on this year to enjoy my favorite time of year. 

... I did get one of those McDonalds Happy Meal Halloween buckets the other day though.  That was nice. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 19, 2022, 07:54:54 PM
Creepiest thing just happened: paramedics came and took away my next door neighbor. That's not a surprise, she's in her late 80s or 90s and in poor health. The thing is, about five minutes after she left, I see flashing red lights out my window. Wondering why they came back, I look out the door, and there are paramedics at my OTHER next door neighbor. They take her away, too. I talk to a third neighbor about it and he says he hasn't heard anything about a gas leak or anything. Just a crazy coincidence.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on October 19, 2022, 08:47:38 PM
Why were people taught to fear witches instead of the ones setting people on fire?

Because the people burning witches are doing the work of GHAAAAAWWWWDDD!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 19, 2022, 11:54:08 PM
https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/rock-stars/george-thorogood-net-worth/ (https://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/rock-stars/george-thorogood-net-worth/) George Thorogood is worth 60 million dollars.

 glad he got the "Bad to the Bone" royalties. spend it however you like georgio


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 20, 2022, 08:27:14 AM
Liz Truss has shattered the record for having the shortest time in office as PM. People had for several weeks wondering if she'd last longer than lettuce, indeed one newspaper was providing daily progress updates on a fresh lettuce they had bought at the start of her premiership. It was reported today to be showing some signs of wilting, but it has however won.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on October 20, 2022, 09:34:52 AM
Liz Truss has shattered the record for having the shortest time in office as PM. People had for several weeks wondering if she'd last longer than lettuce, indeed one newspaper was providing daily progress updates on a fresh lettuce they had bought at the start of her premiership. It was reported today to be showing some signs of wilting, but it has however won.

So what was the issue with her anyway? Was she blamed for Johnson's mess?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 20, 2022, 10:16:53 AM
No, she made a huge mess all of her own. Her economic policy caused the value of the pound to plunge. She sacrificed her closest ally, but she was by that point dead in the water and it was just a matter of time. Last night they had a vote where MPs were being physically forced to vote on the government's side. Senior figures in the government walked away in disgust, some resigned and then later withdrew them. Generally it was an impression of utter chaos.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 22, 2022, 09:52:06 AM
Arby's is underrated. Their rotating limited-time menu can be excellent. The country rib sandwich I had last night was outstanding.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 22, 2022, 10:19:16 AM
No, she made a huge mess all of her own. Her economic policy caused the value of the pound to plunge. She sacrificed her closest ally, but she was by that point dead in the water and it was just a matter of time. Last night they had a vote where MPs were being physically forced to vote on the government's side. Senior figures in the government walked away in disgust, some resigned and then later withdrew them. Generally it was an impression of utter chaos.

At least she had the decency to resign: our government ministers here are so corrupt  :bluesad:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 24, 2022, 06:33:32 AM
The Rainy Day

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the moldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the moldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

---Longfellow


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 24, 2022, 06:43:11 AM
I am confused: South Africa are playing Zimbabwe at cricket in Australia and I have no idea who to root for  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 24, 2022, 07:47:41 AM
I am confused: South Africa are playing Zimbabwe at cricket in Australia and I have no idea who to root for  :question:

Watch the game and just enjoy to sport itself. Who wins is immaterial compared to is it a good match.

That's how I watch rugby anyway.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on October 24, 2022, 10:27:54 AM
I am confused: South Africa are playing Zimbabwe at cricket in Australia and I have no idea who to root for  :question:

Watch the game and just enjoy to sport itself. Who wins is immaterial compared to is it a good match.

That's how I watch rugby anyway.

Well, the game was abandoned due to rain (when are they going to cover cricket stadiums with roofs?) so I breathe again  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on October 24, 2022, 07:28:22 PM
Those who reject democracy in favor of cheaper gasoline will wind up with neither.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 26, 2022, 12:29:35 PM
Just got told that a guy I used to babysit when he was a kid has died, leaving behind three kids.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 26, 2022, 03:54:01 PM
Fetterman debate performance last night was bad, but actually pretty par for the course for modern politicians. frustratingly non direct answers loaded with talking points


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on October 26, 2022, 04:02:59 PM
^ I didn't watch it. I have found that politics is all bullsht.

http://youtu.be/CTUsFm0BAu8 (http://youtu.be/CTUsFm0BAu8)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 27, 2022, 08:14:48 PM
There's been a big stink about Ted Cruz's interview on The View earlier this week.....
BUT....
Verizon just dropped ABC & Nexstar, leaving me to wonder just how many really saw....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on October 28, 2022, 12:40:55 AM
I went and saw brujeria and Napalm death tonight. excellent show, but more of an endurance test than when I was younger


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on October 28, 2022, 11:07:28 AM
When will Kid Rock change his name to Middle-Aged Rock?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on October 28, 2022, 11:00:20 PM
The first time someone tried that joke about the serial numbers on a condom, I didn't get it.....

Reason being, I had actually seen them before....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: chainsaw midget on October 30, 2022, 06:33:41 PM
Can we just skip Christmas this year and re-do Halloween?  I wasn't ready yet.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 30, 2022, 06:59:10 PM
The first time someone tried that joke about the serial numbers on a condom, I didn't get it.....

Reason being, I had actually seen them before....

'Splain, Lucy?  Totally cannot figure that one out.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on October 31, 2022, 07:00:00 AM
Although it is a film I've seen dozens of times, it really surprised me when I was watching it in the cinema I could see that Doc Copper has a nose ring.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on October 31, 2022, 09:10:13 AM
I had a rough night last night trying to sleep, gave up, watched a documentary about the completely tragic life of Syd Barrett, yet all I could think was David Gilmour helped take Pink Floyd in broader directions, so it was hard to regret Barrett leaving the band.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 01, 2022, 06:21:13 AM
Sat down today and wrote a short story using a pen. It is about 20 years since I last did that.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on November 03, 2022, 12:10:55 PM
I thinking that it is 💩 sitting minus a compooter 😳😳🐢


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 03, 2022, 04:24:18 PM
Fact: there has never actually been a real confirmed case of people putting anything in Halloween candy to give little kids. Think about it: it would be traced right away. The people would have to move in the middle of the night to get away with it


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 03, 2022, 04:41:45 PM
Fact: there has never actually been a real confirmed case of people putting anything in Halloween candy to give little kids. Think about it: it would be traced right away. The people would have to move in the middle of the night to get away with it
Sorry, but the local news just reported some safety pins in candy this past Halloween in my state. I'll dig up a link later.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: RCMerchant on November 03, 2022, 05:24:04 PM
Fact: there has never actually been a real confirmed case of people putting anything in Halloween candy to give little kids. Think about it: it would be traced right away. The people would have to move in the middle of the night to get away with it
Sorry, but the local news just reported some safety pins in candy this past Halloween in my state. I'll dig up a link later.

My kind of Halloween!

Mooohoohahaha!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 03, 2022, 10:57:20 PM
no one has ever been arrested for it I should have said


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisoned_candy_myths


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 03, 2022, 11:12:17 PM
no one has ever been arrested for it I should have said


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisoned_candy_myths
I think there was one case of poisoning in 1974, when a Texas man murdered his own son....
Razorblades & needles, I think, have always been around..... There was one case in my town when I was a kid.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 04, 2022, 07:14:26 PM
Looking over my facebook memories, I'm thinking that, more than the jump the shark moment, you can tell a TV show isn't going to last by how many times it gets preempted, particularly by something local.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 05, 2022, 06:22:05 AM
I'm not sure why but I see a lot of LDS/Mormon missionaries around where I live, and when I pass them while driving I always try to wave to them. They're invariably friendly and wave back.

Yesterday I saw the two young men I'd waved to earlier sitting at a picnic table in a park, enjoying the upper-seventies temperature, with their bicycles on kick-stands beside them, so, having a few spare minutes to wait on my cousin, I pulled into the park and went over and said hi to them, asked where they were from (Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona), welcomed them to the community and offered them some snacks I'd just bought for a party; they politely declined and seemed utterly cordial.

Got to talking to these young men, maybe nineteen or so, whose name tags called them "Elder"  which I always find ironic, and I mentioned it was my daughter's birthday; they vicariously wished her a happy birthday, they were nice fellas, you know?

Talked a little longer and I asked how their day was going. Fine, doing God's work, etc. But I noticed they were a little off somehow at mention of their day, and after talking a few more minutes one told me they'd run into some wizenheimer who'd invited them into his house and when they got in there they saw he had porn on his giant screen tv, playing with the sound down.

So he was messing with you guys, I said sympathetically.

Yes, said one of the two, and now we have to report to the discipline (I think he called it "supervisor"?) that we saw an adult film so he can decide what to do about our conduct violation.

He may recall us for a few days, the other informed me.

But....you didn't do it on purpose, I said.

Almost at once they both answered, It's an honor code matter.

Well, there's no crescendo coming here, I just thought that was...wow.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 06, 2022, 08:55:50 PM
So you know that English guy I've mentioned I used to hang out with, the one who liked my t-shirt and who later got murdered in prison? Well one time when he accidentally gave me a near-concussion he bought me six different pints of ice cream when I was recovering and said take one bite of each and then we'll throw them away. (Even when he was contrite he was controlling.) So I did and it was kinda fun in a decadent, "gee, wonder if this guy's gonna kill me sometime" way. Anyhow, tonight while I was watching Babylon 5 I had the strongest urge to go buy six different pints of ice cream and after one bite from each, throw them away, making me wonder (naturally) if his ghost has found me and is now able to influence my thoughts, only instead of wanting to hurt me, he's trying to be nice? With ice cream.

(Ye gods Rick & Morty sucks bad. I can't watch this stuff.)

So anyway, point is, if you've ever had anyone come back from the dead and try to convince you to buy ice cream, I'd love to hear about it. Also, if ghosts can't cross water, how'd he get over the Atlantic? I'm trying to be scientific about this but it's very confusing.



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 09, 2022, 02:19:00 PM
This morning I woke up with a thought the young me never would have allowed:

"Another day to spend in God's beautiful world."

A little appreciative humility does the soul no harm.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 09, 2022, 03:06:13 PM
Colorado legalized hallucegenic (sp?) mushrooms but voted to keep a law banning wine from being sold in supermarkets


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 09, 2022, 03:39:52 PM
Colorado legalized hallucegenic (sp?) mushrooms but voted to keep a law banning wine from being sold in supermarkets

Dang and I was just there too.

If any type of "drug" could be said to interest me it'd be hallucinogens, but I don't think I'd do well partaking of them because in my mind are many rooms I keep locked for a reason.

When I was a teenager my dad told me about the only time he ever took LSD, it was when he was just starting at Columbia in the '70s, and this older "fast" sort of girl there he was briefly infatuated with talked him into tripping with her. I thought he was going to tell me he had a terrible experience on it but he said "no, worse, it was beautiful and profound." He told me it was like he was intricately alive within the universe as he had never been, that the entire universe was understandable and very personally accessible to his mind, like mysteries were revealed, deep questions were child's play, so he felt like God. He said a feeling that huge and remarkable was tempting to repeat, which he knew he shouldn't, so he never did again.

Plus, I dunno, hearing your father's done a drug makes it uncool when you're fifteen.




Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 09, 2022, 05:10:13 PM
Colorado legalized hallucegenic (sp?) mushrooms but voted to keep a law banning wine from being sold in supermarkets

Dang and I was just there too.

If any type of "drug" could be said to interest me it'd be hallucinogens, but I don't think I'd do well partaking of them because in my mind are many rooms I keep locked for a reason.

When I was a teenager my dad told me about the only time he ever took LSD, it was when he was just starting at Columbia in the '70s, and this older "fast" sort of girl there he was briefly infatuated with talked him into tripping with her. I thought he was going to tell me he had a terrible experience on it but he said "no, worse, it was beautiful and profound." He told me it was like he was intricately alive within the universe as he had never been, that the entire universe was understandable and very personally accessible to his mind, like mysteries were revealed, deep questions were child's play, so he felt like God. He said a feeling that huge and remarkable was tempting to repeat, which he knew he shouldn't, so he never did again.

Plus, I dunno, hearing your father's done a drug makes it uncool when you're fifteen.


Sounds like your Dad took Alan Watts' advice: “If you get the message, hang up the phone. For psychedelic drugs are simply instruments, like microscopes, telescopes, and telephones. The biologist does not sit with eye permanently glued to the microscope, he goes away and works on what he has seen.”

And if I had kids I think I would brag about my drug and sex experiences to make it seem uncool.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 10, 2022, 08:36:29 PM
When I see people playing pickleball I think good for them, looks fun, like a mutant offspring of ping-pong has escaped the table, but I must admit somewhere deep inside, my inner tennis player wants to scoff it off as a sport for slow folks. I've been invited to play so I may try it out. May enjoy it, who knows.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 11, 2022, 12:06:02 PM
Someone sent me a picture of what for the past couple of years, I have been unable to think of as anything else but Captain Puerto Rico, thanking me for my service.

Nice thought and I appreciate the gesture, but one of these days I am really going to have to explain.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 13, 2022, 08:03:16 AM
Walking around outside a restaurant now and it's one of those times I wished I smoked because then I might look more natural while walking around outside a restaurant in twenty degree weather at 7-whatever in the morning.  Fact is I had one of my laughing fits come on a few minutes ago, and those possess me to where I'm (insane) helpless. Today's got started because my friend Clare's former stepmom is up here from Florida, she and Clare's dad are going to get re-married next year, and as I was sitting at a table listening to this (I've always found charming and friendly) lady talking about the storms that have hit Florida lately, all I could think about was this time when I was in high school and Clare's brother called me all perplexed because one night out of nowhere his stepmom, this lady, for no apparent reason, brought him over some groceries at his apartment, and stayed there after, and he said he started wondering if she was coming onto him. It sounded so funny to me at the time to hear him freaked out about her, really on shaky ground trying to comprehend her motives (which I think were just bringing him groceries and hanging out a minute) that then too I laughed like crazy, and today, just now, it all came back to me and, just wow, I had to get out of there before I started laughing way too hard. I think she thinks I'm slightly mad but in a pleasant way. Ugh. I better get back in there with everybody and not think anymore about how goofy he sounded that night trying to figure out if this stepmother he wasn't very fond of wanted him for revenge sex against his father. Life's crazy....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on November 13, 2022, 08:11:16 AM
Lingua Ignota was a bit intense.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 14, 2022, 02:26:33 AM
If every day is a gift, then Mondays are socks (with holes in them).


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 14, 2022, 06:26:32 AM
If every day is a gift, then Mondays are socks (with holes in them).

 :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on November 14, 2022, 07:25:04 AM
If every day is a gift, then Mondays are socks (with holes in them).

My undies feel the same  :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 14, 2022, 08:26:07 AM
Ever notice math teachers tended to pack their lunch?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 15, 2022, 10:48:09 AM
I just came across a podcast devoted to CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST that's 4 hours long, more than twice as long as the crappy movie it's discussing! Who in the world is going to listen to 4 hour podcast?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 15, 2022, 01:54:57 PM
Who in the world is going to listen to 4 hour podcast?

The same goons that are gonna flick on their AM radio for three ours a day, five days a week, & listen to some right wing crackpot ramble on about God knows what.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 15, 2022, 02:17:24 PM
I just came across a podcast devoted to CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST that's 4 hours long, more than twice as long as the crappy movie it's discussing! Who in the world is going to listen to 4 hour podcast?

Are you going to listen to it to see how bad it is?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 15, 2022, 02:59:16 PM
Cool! Jewish exorcists are a real thing! I KNOW the demon in our cellar is not goy....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 15, 2022, 04:24:37 PM
Cool! Jewish exorcists are a real thing! I KNOW the demon in our cellar is not goy....

This has given me an interesting mental image.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 15, 2022, 04:55:02 PM
Cool! Jewish exorcists are a real thing! I KNOW the demon in our cellar is not goy....

This has given me an interesting mental image.
It's always stealing bagels, man!


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on November 16, 2022, 09:57:47 AM
I just came across a podcast devoted to CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST that's 4 hours long, more than twice as long as the crappy movie it's discussing! Who in the world is going to listen to 4 hour podcast?

Rev, I feel your pain as you know someone well who spent almost a week writing a review of that thing  :buggedout: :wink:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 16, 2022, 06:10:41 PM
Anthony Kiedis is SIXTY? That's like a hundred in rock star years.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on November 17, 2022, 10:17:29 PM
Anthony Kiedis is SIXTY? That's like a hundred in rock star years.
Ozzy Osbourne is nearly 74. He's probably 120-130 in rock years.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 18, 2022, 12:41:54 AM
I can't help thinking that Under The God by Tin Machine sounds kinda like a Husker Du song........



I heard about The Peter principle today, & couldn't help thinking that sounds like some sort of romantic comedy, or maybe one of those social comedy satires, possibly even a slapstick farce..........


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 18, 2022, 03:26:37 AM
I can't help thinking that Under The God by Tin Machine sounds kinda like a Husker Du song........



I heard about The Peter principle today, & couldn't help thinking that sounds like some sort of romantic comedy, or maybe one of those social comedy satires, possibly even a slapstick farce..........

Are you a fan of Tin Machine?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 18, 2022, 12:05:09 PM
It just occurred to me that Beetlejuice probably wasn't being honest about going to Juilliard. Huh....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 18, 2022, 03:13:25 PM
I can't help thinking that Under The God by Tin Machine sounds kinda like a Husker Du song........



I heard about The Peter principle today, & couldn't help thinking that sounds like some sort of romantic comedy, or maybe one of those social comedy satires, possibly even a slapstick farce..........

Are you a fan of Tin Machine?
No, just that one song.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 18, 2022, 03:19:35 PM
I can't help thinking that Under The God by Tin Machine sounds kinda like a Husker Du song........



I heard about The Peter principle today, & couldn't help thinking that sounds like some sort of romantic comedy, or maybe one of those social comedy satires, possibly even a slapstick farce..........

Are you a fan of Tin Machine?
No, just that one song.

Funnily enough, me too.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 18, 2022, 04:46:29 PM
I can't help thinking that Under The God by Tin Machine sounds kinda like a Husker Du song........



I heard about The Peter principle today, & couldn't help thinking that sounds like some sort of romantic comedy, or maybe one of those social comedy satires, possibly even a slapstick farce..........

Are you a fan of Tin Machine?
No, just that one song.

Funnily enough, me too.
I had a pretty hard time getting into Husker Du as well, but that's another story.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 18, 2022, 05:26:44 PM
I can't help thinking that Under The God by Tin Machine sounds kinda like a Husker Du song........



I heard about The Peter principle today, & couldn't help thinking that sounds like some sort of romantic comedy, or maybe one of those social comedy satires, possibly even a slapstick farce..........

Are you a fan of Tin Machine?
No, just that one song.

Funnily enough, me too.
I had a pretty hard time getting into Husker Du as well, but that's another story.

I have just never came across anyone who was an out and out fan of the music and wondered if you were the first.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 19, 2022, 12:12:59 PM
That cool glass house in Highgate Cemetery is for sale. If I had eight million pounds and was allowed in the UK, that'd be sweet. Love that house.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on November 19, 2022, 12:29:22 PM
Little Miss Charlize All South African Men Are Rapists Theron is getting dragged mercilessly and I couldn't be happier 🤣🤣


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 19, 2022, 12:45:00 PM
Little Miss Charlize All South African Men Are Rapists Theron is getting dragged mercilessly and I couldn't be happier 🤣🤣

Now, Trevor, what did she ever do to you except call you a rapist?


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on November 19, 2022, 02:00:38 PM
Little Miss Charlize All South African Men Are Rapists Theron is getting dragged mercilessly and I couldn't be happier 🤣🤣

Now, Trevor, what did she ever do to you except call you a rapist?

Just to clarify: she isn't well regarded in South Africa for various reasons including insisting she was the first SA to win an Oscar when she wasn't and then, the stupid advert she made in 2004/5 where she states that all SA men like hurting women sexually: that advert was immediately withdrawn after a huge public outcry. Now she has attacked Afrikaans - an language which is spoken by millions of peeps worldwide including me - as a dying and unhelpful language that only 44 people speak. This is her mother tongue, for crying out loud!

Nee Charlize, nee: maak liewer jou mond toe, die kak loop daaruit.  :tongueout:



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 19, 2022, 04:32:33 PM
People are always trying to get me to join their book clubs, and to me being in one of those would like a day in Purgatory, with angels spitting on you. Having to read books I didn't want to read, or worse, liking a book and having to listen to other people's opinions on it? Their takes on inner meaning and theme and interpretation? No. Thanks.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 19, 2022, 05:37:18 PM
...Just to clarify: she isn't well regarded in South Africa for various reasons including insisting she was the first SA to win an Oscar when she wasn't and then, the stupid advert she made in 2004/5 where she states that all SA men like hurting women sexually: that advert was immediately withdrawn after a huge public outcry. Now she has attacked Afrikaans - an language which is spoken by millions of peeps worldwide including me - as a dying and unhelpful language that only 44 people speak. This is her mother tongue, for crying out loud!

Nee Charlize, nee: maak liewer jou mond toe, die kak loop daaruit.  :tongueout:

MONSTER proves she's a talented actress.  She is also a humorless egotistical self-appointed judge. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 19, 2022, 06:38:39 PM
She has nice ribs though. Gotta give ol' Charlize credit there. Totally great ribs. Her skeleton should be hung in an anatomy class at an art school someday.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 19, 2022, 06:48:12 PM
She has nice ribs though. Gotta give ol' Charlize credit there. Totally great ribs. Her skeleton should be hung in an anatomy class at an art school someday.
 
 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 20, 2022, 05:03:18 AM
I was having a pretend sword fight with Ash earlier, when he suddenly stepped forward and stamped on my foot, then used the distraction to get past my guard and deliver a gut wound.

Proud dad moment.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on November 20, 2022, 08:52:40 AM
This is page 69. Nice.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 21, 2022, 02:21:18 PM
I just watched a video on the difference between zoom shots and dolly shots, and while I understand how each is achieved, for the life of me I can't distinguish the difference with my naked eye (unless it's a really obvious "crash zoom.")

https://youtu.be/7QeMMF7J2OU


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 21, 2022, 03:58:58 PM
I just watched a video on the difference between zoom shots and dolly shots, and while I understand how each is achieved, for the life of me I can't distinguish the difference with my naked eye (unless it's a really obvious "crash zoom.")

https://youtu.be/7QeMMF7J2OU
Perhaps it's merely a logistical choice determined by the subject. 


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Paquita on November 21, 2022, 05:42:14 PM
I was having a pretend sword fight with Ash earlier, when he suddenly stepped forward and stamped on my foot, then used the distraction to get past my guard and deliver a gut wound.

Proud dad moment.  :thumbup:

I swear toddlers are tough as nails these days.  My son came up and gave me a big spontaneous hug while I was working in the kitchen.  I said “Oh what a nice hug! Thank you!” he very coolly said “it’s not a hug, it’s a kill..” as he walked away to go back to playing.

I still don’t know how to feel about that.  I guess he's practicing to be a real lady-killer?



Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 21, 2022, 08:07:31 PM
I just watched a video on the difference between zoom shots and dolly shots, and while I understand how each is achieved, for the life of me I can't distinguish the difference with my naked eye (unless it's a really obvious "crash zoom.")

https://youtu.be/7QeMMF7J2OU
Perhaps it's merely a logistical choice determined by the subject. 

It is, but the trained eye can tell what's a zoom and what's a dolly. Supposedly it's because the relative orientation of the objects in space changes during a dolly but not a zoom. But I look at a scene and I have no clue which is which.  :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 21, 2022, 11:05:34 PM
I just watched a video on the difference between zoom shots and dolly shots, and while I understand how each is achieved, for the life of me I can't distinguish the difference with my naked eye (unless it's a really obvious "crash zoom.")
https://youtu.be/7QeMMF7J2OU
Perhaps it's merely a logistical choice determined by the subject. 
It is, but the trained eye can tell what's a zoom and what's a dolly. Supposedly it's because the relative orientation of the objects in space changes during a dolly but not a zoom. But I look at a scene and I have no clue which is which.  :question:

Maybe observe the background...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 22, 2022, 01:12:39 PM
I just watched a video on the difference between zoom shots and dolly shots, and while I understand how each is achieved, for the life of me I can't distinguish the difference with my naked eye (unless it's a really obvious "crash zoom.")
https://youtu.be/7QeMMF7J2OU
Perhaps it's merely a logistical choice determined by the subject. 
It is, but the trained eye can tell what's a zoom and what's a dolly. Supposedly it's because the relative orientation of the objects in space changes during a dolly but not a zoom. But I look at a scene and I have no clue which is which.  :question:

Maybe observe the background...

Yep, that's how you're supposed to do it, but unless there's a really obvious landmark I find it quite difficult.

On another topic, I don't like tattoos on anyone, but I don't understand them on two populations who always have them:

Drug addicts. "Jeez, I really wish I had saved that $300 I paid for the butterfly on my ass so I could buy two days worth of heroin right now."

Criminals. "I think what I need in a fashion choice is something permanent that will enable witnesses to identify me to the police with 100% accuracy."


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 22, 2022, 01:45:46 PM
...Criminals. "I think what I need in a fashion choice is something permanent that will enable witnesses to identify me to the police with 100% accuracy."


I got it!  FACE TATTOO!   :question:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 22, 2022, 02:22:30 PM
Well no surgery today after all but for sad reasons. The surgeon's dog got hit by a car this morning and had to be rushed to the vet for surgery herself, so he cleared his calendar and cancelled everything. I'm relieved, sad, annoyed all in one.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 22, 2022, 10:19:52 PM
Trying to comprehend the meaning of Effective Altruism.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 22, 2022, 10:50:06 PM
Trying to comprehend the meaning of Effective Altruism.....


Hmmm, reminds me of the old Jewish saying: "Why do you hate me so much? What good have I ever done for you?"


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 24, 2022, 05:01:27 PM
Now that Oz What's-'is-Name has lost in Pennsylvania, I suddenly find myself wondering how many song parodies I could get out of "crudité".....
It started with "coup d'état" by The Circle Jerks, but then I found myself thinking about Yesterday by The Beatles.....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 24, 2022, 10:31:41 PM
I love the sound of gentle rain falling on the roof.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on November 25, 2022, 08:29:07 AM
There's nothing quite like hearing a loud thunder boomer that wakes you up in the middle of the night.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 25, 2022, 08:47:21 AM
There's nothing quite like hearing a loud thunder boomer that wakes you up in the middle of the night.

Just say "OK boomer" and go back to sleep.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on November 25, 2022, 01:45:23 PM
There's nothing quite like hearing a loud thunder boomer that wakes you up in the middle of the night.

Just say "OK boomer" and go back to sleep.

 :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on November 25, 2022, 01:46:38 PM
I just found out that there is a Guardians of The Galaxy Holiday Special with a cameo appearance by a new hot young actor named Kevin Bacon  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 25, 2022, 01:56:44 PM
I just found out that there is a Guardians of The Galaxy Holiday Special with a cameo appearance by a new hot young actor named Kevin Bacon  :teddyr:

We just finished watching it.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Rev. Powell on November 25, 2022, 02:31:47 PM
I just found out that there is a Guardians of The Galaxy Holiday Special with a cameo appearance by a new hot young actor named Kevin Bacon  :teddyr:

I have a Bacon number of 4.

I was in "Payday" with Bishop Stevens, who was in "Girl on the Third Floor" with Trieste Kelly Dunn, who was in "United 93" with John Rothman, who was in "Picture Perfect" with Kevin Bacon.

If I had only gotten an extra role in "Locked In" I would have a Bacon number of 3.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on November 25, 2022, 09:44:54 PM
Work is wanting me to go to their work party.  I'm not looking forward to seeing my ex-manager there.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 26, 2022, 11:43:33 AM
Welp, The Game is about to begin and half the people here are already drunk. Yup, this is Ohio....


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 26, 2022, 12:09:06 PM
Everyone seems to have heard of Interview with the Vampire, but no one knows if he got the job or not.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on November 26, 2022, 04:08:27 PM
There's nothing quite like hearing a loud thunder boomer that wakes you up in the middle of the night.

So don't eat taco bell before you go to bed.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 26, 2022, 05:28:38 PM
Wonder why all these drivers coming south from Columbus on I-71 look so depressed? No clue here.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Morpheus, the unwoke. on November 26, 2022, 06:07:40 PM
So very few people decorated for Halloween this year where I live.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: LilCerberus on November 26, 2022, 07:26:04 PM
Everyone seems to have heard of Interview with the Vampire, but no one knows if he got the job or not.

Well, at the end of the movie, the vampire doesn't seem too enthusiastic about the job, and the interviewer then meets another vampire, whom, while not too polite about it, seem to want the job more...


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on November 26, 2022, 08:35:09 PM
Welp, The Game is about to begin and half the people here are already drunk. Yup, this is Ohio....
Bama-LSU had fans getting drunk the night before the game.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on November 26, 2022, 10:28:55 PM
I'm a bit of a sports oddity - absolute, diehard Cowboys fan, but don't give a flip about ANY college sports.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Trevor on November 27, 2022, 09:32:51 AM
Hoping to get an answer about my car tomorrow.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: ER on November 27, 2022, 10:59:49 AM
You know what's good exercise? Walking like Groucho Marx. Just don't do it in public unless you want a bunch of chiropractors to give you their cards.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: El Misfit on November 27, 2022, 10:49:27 PM
Work is wanting me to go to their work party.  I'm not looking forward to seeing my ex-manager there.
He wasn't there, thankfully.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: lester1/2jr on November 28, 2022, 12:29:15 AM
The Flat Tire Fallacy would be a better way to look at this famous economic problem.
getting a flat tire is a lot more common than getting a broken window https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window what tires and windows have in common is they both have a natural life span.

Of course, it's great for tire stores if people drive over nails, but is that really the best way to stimulate the economy? some would say so (not me obviously)


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: indianasmith on November 28, 2022, 06:51:47 AM
Got some beautiful rest over this Thanksgiving break, and then the night before I go back to school I suddenly have insomnia.  Gotta go teach all day on about 3 hours' sleep now.  Ugh.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 28, 2022, 06:57:33 AM
Got some beautiful rest over this Thanksgiving break, and then the night before I go back to school I suddenly have insomnia.  Gotta go teach all day on about 3 hours' sleep now.  Ugh.

Tell them they are having a movie appreciation day, stick on Manos and just rest your head while they watch in horrid fascination.


Title: Re: Random Thought Thread Part III: The Thinking
Post by: Alex on November 28, 2022, 09:43:47 AM
Disney+ has listed Die Hard under christmas movies. Guess that makes it as official as possible.