DAT’s DE JOKE
DAT’s DE JOKE
I once came across a plan someone floated to extend New Jersey Transit all the way to Scranton, PA, using pre-existing abandoned rail lines. Then I dug deeper and found loads of other proposals to use abandoned freight lines for commuter rail. In fact, Jersey City’s own light rail is partly built on old lines from the…
It’s a sad state of affairs when paying for a thing you want is seen as a “compromise” akin to giving in to torture. It would be like, I don’t know, complaining endlessly about the ads on a free web site and then being outraged when they don’t have the budget to give you more free content.
If they ever cancel Wiki Wormhole for being the least-pop-culture-related thing on a pop culture web site, I’m just going to bring it back as “why the fuck isn’t THIS a movie?” and pare it down to these kinds of stories. I feel like Jodie Comer from Killing Eve would kill it, literally and figuratively, as d’Aubigny.
Sadly, I don’t think there’s a single cookie in the whole thing. Also, it turns out the monster at the end of the book is the friends they made along the way.
That one’s really all-ages. It gets pegged as a kids’ book because it’s a game, but it gets a sales bump every Father’s Day, so clearly people are buying it for adults. And the billiards one is really more for adults than kids. Not that many little kids hanging out in the pool hall.
I’ll take what I can get!
I didn’t know I was beloved! They like me! They really like me! (Man, am I dating myself with that reference...)
I read somewhere that going vegetarian does more to impact climate change than not driving, between deforestation and cow-fart-related methane emissions. I went vegetarian not long after that.
Even if a building’s all windows, the floors aren’t glass. You’ll get light from the sides, but you’re not getting direct overhead sunlight the way you would on a farm.
Mercer, Bergen, and Essex are all counties in New Jersey, so maybe it got divided up into several very tiny states?
Yeah, those made Wikipedia’s list, I just couldn’t work them in.
Someone needs to make a Wikipedia page of Insane Cartoon Spin-Offs so I can write about it. The time-travel Happy Days cartoon; the one where Laverne & Shirley are in the army and their commanding officer is a talking pig; I hadn’t even heard of Yogi’s Space Race!
And somehow that got conflated into “Onan masturbated, and masturbating is a sin.” It’s not! Spank away, Christians! Or, more accurately, carry on as you were but stop feeling guilty about it!
I can field this one. I’m a freelancer for the site who writes one thing a week, and my Kinja notification thing is so clogged I can’t ever open it. I often read the comments on Wiki Wormhole because I enjoy being part of the conversation, but again, I only write one thing a week and I don’t get a massive amount of…
My favorite is Signs. Hey, water is extremely deadly poison to us, so let’s check out this planet that’s 75% covered in poison, where poison falls out of the sky at unpredictable intervals!
Now if you can just find something you’re against called Regerts!
As much hand-wringing as there is about globalization, there was robust trade between Classical Era Europe and India. Upper class Romans cooked with Indian spices, and people in India used Greek pottery. (Also, coins minted in Iraq have been found at Viking burial sites. People got around 3000 years ago.)
I think you’re missing the thrust of the argument (easy to do in a thread of Kinja comments). I’m not sure anyone here is saying that Trump is definitely, 100% going to start a World War and a holocaust. The argument is, Trump is scarily close to Hitler: The Early Years, and there’s absolutely nothing we know about…
Ugh. I feel the same way. I love the cast, but find myself rolling my eyes at the plot. So many of their efforts to bring Eve and Villanelle face-to-face are just too contrived. (Why the hell does she get out of the car?!?) Also, the villain is named Villanelle? Was Dominic Badguy unavailable?