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preparetosurgetosublightspeed
preparetosurgetosublightspeed
Apr 13
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I’m reminded of when Clarkson-era Top Gear reviewed some kind of car that was trying to be a road-legal F1 car, and James May commented (paraphrase) that, “It’s amazing that there are regulations for where this turn signal light has to be placed, but there’s no restriction on fast the car is allowed to go.”

Apr 12
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I’ve been trying to make it a point to “vote with my clicks,” but I sure don’t click too much anymore. It could be shtick, but Harron seems to give zero fucks about anything she writes. I get that it’s the weekend and all, but it’s not even half-assed—it’s quarter-assed, at best. And with Joan starting to rise in Read more

Apr 9
16

Yeah, I can’t help feel like a lot of these “WOOT RETURN TO NORMAL IN THREE WEEKS AND COUNTING!” are ignoring at least two elephants in the room, namely the extra-catchy variants, to say nothing of the general stupidity that’s being shown in opening up too soon and people not getting the jabs.  I haven’t heard Read more

Apr 9
4

My immediate thought was that if you put a leather vest on him, he could be, “Guy who gets shot, third from left” in almost any scene in “Sons of Anarchy.”

Apr 5
22

...it might be time to try and identify the reason that around half of all American parents still hit their children, in an attempt to reach and educate these people before the trajectory of their kids’ entire lives is shaped by ineffective at best and harmful at worst physical aggression. Read more

Apr 5
9

Can anyone tell me when the First Amendment was re-amended with the phrase, “Also, you can force someone to speak, even if they don’t want to. This includes forbidding private publishers from ever taking a book out of print for any reason. Because...exception to precious capitalism?”

Apr 3
7

This was almost 25 years ago. I was nearing the end of college, and my very dysfunctional relationship was dissolving. In a somewhat apologetic tone, my soon-to-be-ex said, “I’m sorry, I’m probably really messing your head up about sex.” Given that she’d psychologically tortured me over the issue and sexually Read more

Apr 1
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Is it weird that when I read “inherited,” I didn’t assume genetics? My first thought was, of course, they just bought the same type of cosmetic surgery, but then I also imagined a scenario in which Kris replaced her cheeks with new implants, and gave the old ones to Khloe so she could have them implanted in her face.  Read more

Apr 1
3

So what’s the etiquette in this situation? Is it considered good form to name the kid after one of the people that died in the plane crash, or nah?

Mar 31
1

It might not stay that way. There’s been a push to include women in Selective Service Registration/future drafts, and even a court decision that said including only men was unconstitutional. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, comes from it.  I’d say “never happen,” but forever wars take a lot of bodies, Read more

Mar 31
3

I hope you were also wearing an onion on your belt, as was the fashion at the time.

But I think you hit on an important point. A big difference between then and now is that people had direct experience with those diseases, and as a result of the success of those vaccines, people don’t feel that same urgency. (And/or Read more

Mar 30
12

I just hope we get there, but depending on what article you read, the number of people planning on not getting the vaccine could be enough to keep us from ever hitting herd immunity. Because we, as a species, are idiots.

It’s interesting talking to coworkers who are nearing retirement, because many of them remember Read more

Mar 30
1

But since “Volkswagen” means “the people’s car,” wouldn’t “Voltswagen” mean “the electron’s car”? Skynet is learning! Wake up, sheeple!

Mar 29
2

Poor KISS. They did a comic book that allegedly had drops of the band’s blood mixed in the red ink (https://screenrant.com/kiss-marvel-comic-blood-ink/), but it was 1977, so they couldn’t rely on TwitterSatanicPanic to help self promote, just the regular olde timey Satanic Panic.

Mar 27
20

I don’t know if this merits “worst”—or is even that bad—but it’s recent and therefore prominently stuck in my mind. My parents have very recently managed to get the vaccine—which is good—but they’re flying to visit (primarily) my sister and my nieces as well as me. (My sister and I ended up living in the same area Read more

Mar 27
7

The Ramona series was my JAM when I was a youngin’. Now, granted, I was an elementary school-aged boy reading these in the Rust Belt during the late 70s/early 80s, so that also meant getting my ass kicked for reading “girl books,” but whatever. I was gonna get my ass kicked for something, so it might as well have been Read more