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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: Junkenstein on July 09, 2020, 06:38:37 pm

Title: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Junkenstein on July 09, 2020, 06:38:37 pm
Bolsanoro commemorative edition
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on July 09, 2020, 06:43:26 pm
Open bar: Chloroquine on tap.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 09, 2020, 06:51:29 pm
Open bar: Chloroquine on tap.

 :argh!:

I just suggested that!  But mine had Hydroxy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on July 09, 2020, 11:20:34 pm

Open Bar: Wuhan Bat and Pangolin Buffet Tuesdays
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: axod on July 09, 2020, 11:33:35 pm
Open Bar: Bats and Tonic
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 10, 2020, 01:12:21 am
Open Bar: It's 2020 and all we have left is cheap rail gin.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on July 10, 2020, 01:59:15 am

Open Bar: God-Emperor Kanye and the 5G Towers
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 10, 2020, 07:29:25 am
Open Bar: nothing imaginable is worse than what will happen
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Brother Flight Risk on July 10, 2020, 11:03:34 am
Open Bar: Please Drink The Hand Sanitiser Provided and Wipe Your Feet On The Way Out
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 10, 2020, 01:16:09 pm
Open Bar: please sit 6+ feet away from me
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 10, 2020, 03:15:48 pm
Done.  Cain, if you had a better idea, go ahead and put a wrench on this thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 10, 2020, 03:41:16 pm
Nah, I'm good with this. I was struggling with making a choice myself - there were a lot of good suggestions!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 10, 2020, 09:42:23 pm
75% done with the fire recovery.  I have cables strung all over the fucking place and plastic sheeting everywhere.  Looks like the repair scene in Brazil.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Junkenstein on July 10, 2020, 09:55:19 pm
9 hour drive for a funeral. Duration - 20 mins.

While away, and right in the middle of it, junkenwife breaks her leg back at home. So that was a fun drive back.

Without the 12 person limit, she would have attended so at this point I'm holding Johnson and sturgeon jointly responsible for this entire shitshow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 10, 2020, 11:42:37 pm
9 hour drive for a funeral. Duration - 20 mins.

While away, and right in the middle of it, junkenwife breaks her leg back at home. So that was a fun drive back.

Without the 12 person limit, she would have attended so at this point I'm holding Johnson and sturgeon jointly responsible for this entire shitshow.

She'd have just fallen into the hole.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 11, 2020, 05:00:46 am
I have been largely inaccessible for two days for two reasons. First, some background.

Instead of:

A giant theoretically super-powered laptop that weighs 20 lbs and has a power brick fit to flatten an engine block that doesnít consistently boot due to a bum GPU
And
A sleek thin laptop that barely was able to run Google Docs and now cannot connect to the internet for unknown reasons and has no battery

I have:

A sleek thin super-powered laptop that works 100% of the time after I got all the drivers up to speed
And
A second-hand Microsoft Surface Pro 4 that is just about perfect for everything necessary for professional work and not powerful enough to offer compelling distractions. (Also, has a battery and connects to the internet.)

So thereís two things going on now due to this change in accessible technology.

First: Iím working on some stuff a friend had suggested to me, but itís one of those ďtons of one-time prep work and then you can do things that make a small amount of money for a small amount of effortĒ deals. Well worthwhile since I canít look for work until near the end of the month.

This involves separating the two machines into work and life machines. Clearly the convertible tablet with the nifty knock-off Pelican case and rifle sling is my work machine, because the other laptop can play Resident Evil 7. So Iím doing the download/install/configure dance right now on them both, which doesnít leave much time for chatting.

EDIT: Posted early, whoops.

To continue: the second thing is that Iím preparing for my travel to Chicago by arranging things into ďcarry-on-ableĒ, ďshippableĒ, and ďoh fuck me what do I do with thisĒ.

This may seem premature, but consider that I realized early on that it would be impossible to ship OR carry-on a significant portion of non-clothes/electronics, and had to get my current host to make an Amazon purchase for me (repaid, he has PayPal) for a different, larger second backpack.

(Yes, I have two backpacks. I need to carry one or the other often but rarely both. It makes sense in action and incidentally helps me carry more of my stupid garbage on an airplane.)

So between those and all the bottom-tier ungraded nonsense that pops up at random, my schedule is packed. Apologies folks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 11, 2020, 07:54:28 am
Regarding the process of configuration and what not, I have irreparably turned the Surface Pro into a no fun allowed zone by changing the system font to Fixedsys Exclesior. :lulz:

More tomorrow. Itís horrifying.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 11, 2020, 01:15:50 pm
Pretty understandable, IMO. Well, except Fixedsys Excelsior, because seriously wtf
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 11, 2020, 03:41:29 pm
Pretty understandable, IMO. Well, except Fixedsys Excelsior, because seriously wtf

 :lulz: I don't know why I did it but now I can't change it back
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 11, 2020, 03:42:28 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/A4wd8dpylGSP0M-guEV8t-pb0fCvmVPnDEU9O-TPAmPISxiQiVNy8w13AAVpN-lNeQHaDYD7Y4T_tYCny_CfwnWilzdHUEEGGYhvxUQKT1QbCH3e9Y5A0227r3CZnKpM5T6Wss2X0jrscYoHUfXEAHFp_5EFbGyrUCY)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 11, 2020, 03:45:42 pm
like I said, strictly no fun allowed

 :lulz: i cant stop cackling at it, LOOK AT THE CLOCK
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 11, 2020, 05:04:36 pm
I think it works even better in the full context of its environment, to be fair

Again, this was a gift, Iím not (ok, not ENTIRELY) to blame for this shit, but Iíll tell you now I have no regrets abt it either
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Ari on July 12, 2020, 01:22:16 pm
"this is all normal"

so my endo lost their license to treat "normies" that can't pay out of their own pockets. no new prescription for me till possibly september.
one fourty eight hour panic attack later i am able to convince my therapist that he is gonna fix me up on monday so i don't cash out. i had this problem before; and the results are not something i am willing to put up with again.

same time a root canal goes full tits up. good ol' friday affternoon one sided hamster face; going to the emergency dentist the next day to get my gum lanced cause the goddess knows i needed more pain in my life so i finally understand something i still dont understand; i never knew one can have a panic attack while already having a panic attack? i am really sorry for spitting blood and puss at these people who were just "on call" that weekend. maybe they learnt what i didn't? it's been all kinds of fucked.

relationships are crumbling left and right cause apparently i am only worth-while company when i can provide useful mad science stuff and help others sort out their shit: it's always too difficult to deal with "my erratic nonsense" --- yeah thanks.

it's the middle of the month. my landlord is soon gonna show up and ask why i didn't pay rent yet; i will hand in the cancellation papers for the contract when he does. it's the paper i have and can legally print myself. it's not gonna be much of a home soon anyways, when they turn off the power, and then the internet. it's time to leave this place.
anywhere but here, will be an improvement.


this is gonna be an amazing summer. maybe i'll even see autumn to celebrate my two year mark.
for the time being; i gotta focus on possible survival options - and maybe turn some of this shit into words.


this is all normal, eh?


i am tired.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on July 12, 2020, 10:18:08 pm
I think it works even better in the full context of its environment, to be fair

Again, this was a gift, Iím not (ok, not ENTIRELY) to blame for this shit, but Iíll tell you now I have no regrets abt it either


I mean, I did hear people /were/ dedicated to fruityloops... thatís some serious legacy shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 12, 2020, 10:39:49 pm
I think it works even better in the full context of its environment, to be fair

Again, this was a gift, Iím not (ok, not ENTIRELY) to blame for this shit, but Iíll tell you now I have no regrets abt it either


I mean, I did hear people /were/ dedicated to fruityloops... thatís some serious legacy shit.

Shut the fuck up, you small-dicked lozenge-brained little man. I didnít ask, and no one fucking else did either. Youíre as welcome as syphilis and come with less pleasant neurological symptoms in your victims. Your every post serves only to remind me that I despise you and want to take a juicy dump on everything you do until you go the fuck away.

Go lick a church doorknob and wash it down with some of whatever strange elixir makes your brain this shriveled.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 01:14:28 am
I think it works even better in the full context of its environment, to be fair

Again, this was a gift, Iím not (ok, not ENTIRELY) to blame for this shit, but Iíll tell you now I have no regrets abt it either


I mean, I did hear people /were/ dedicated to fruityloops... thatís some serious legacy shit.

Shut the fuck up, you small-dicked lozenge-brained little man. I didnít ask, and no one fucking else did either. Youíre as welcome as syphilis and come with less pleasant neurological symptoms in your victims. Your every post serves only to remind me that I despise you and want to take a juicy dump on everything you do until you go the fuck away.

Go lick a church doorknob and wash it down with some of whatever strange elixir makes your brain this shriveled.

I approve of this sort of losing of shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 13, 2020, 02:00:07 am
 :lulz:

You might be surprised to learn that Iím in a damned fine mood. I have a fucking future and the mental capacity to plan things over a month out in the future!

All the more reason to push a token amount of that energy into shitting on LuciferX when he decides he can pretend like he didnít threaten me with fake gangsters and Clarence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 03:13:56 am
:lulz:

You might be surprised to learn that Iím in a damned fine mood. I have a fucking future and the mental capacity to plan things over a month out in the future!

All the more reason to push a token amount of that energy into shitting on LuciferX when he decides he can pretend like he didnít threaten me with fake gangsters and Clarence.

Fucking Clarence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 03:14:30 am
"this is all normal"

so my endo lost their license to treat "normies" that can't pay out of their own pockets. no new prescription for me till possibly september.
one fourty eight hour panic attack later i am able to convince my therapist that he is gonna fix me up on monday so i don't cash out. i had this problem before; and the results are not something i am willing to put up with again.

same time a root canal goes full tits up. good ol' friday affternoon one sided hamster face; going to the emergency dentist the next day to get my gum lanced cause the goddess knows i needed more pain in my life so i finally understand something i still dont understand; i never knew one can have a panic attack while already having a panic attack? i am really sorry for spitting blood and puss at these people who were just "on call" that weekend. maybe they learnt what i didn't? it's been all kinds of fucked.

relationships are crumbling left and right cause apparently i am only worth-while company when i can provide useful mad science stuff and help others sort out their shit: it's always too difficult to deal with "my erratic nonsense" --- yeah thanks.

it's the middle of the month. my landlord is soon gonna show up and ask why i didn't pay rent yet; i will hand in the cancellation papers for the contract when he does. it's the paper i have and can legally print myself. it's not gonna be much of a home soon anyways, when they turn off the power, and then the internet. it's time to leave this place.
anywhere but here, will be an improvement.


this is gonna be an amazing summer. maybe i'll even see autumn to celebrate my two year mark.
for the time being; i gotta focus on possible survival options - and maybe turn some of this shit into words.


this is all normal, eh?


i am tired.

This is in fact all normal.  It's the post-American century
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 13, 2020, 04:41:37 am
For Ari,

All I can say for all of that is that not only is Howl right, but that there is no bottom to the awful, and itís all normal down there too.

Fight to keep your footing. A slight slip can mean free fall, and it sounds like youíve alienated your support network the way I have in the past. It IS recoverable, but move fast and give up on having pride. Pride is for people, you and I have to be worms for now: vulnerable and disgusting.

(Also, Pride as in last month has become a ridiculous, cartoonish display of respectability politics and corporate sponsorship, so fuck that kind too.)

Donít end up like me. Let go of your pride fast, learn to kiss ass, and use the time you just bought for yourself by doing so to do some SERIOUS soul searching on the relative importance of your various physical health issues and REALLY HARD work on your personal brain shit. It sucks, but you need to be palatable to others to keep your feet under you in this world and there are trade offs you will need to make on your healthcare. I wish it wasnít that way. But it is.

Iím speaking from a decade of homelessness, largely spent on this very forum. Please listen to me when I say all of this is recoverable, but that it can quickly become beyond recovery if you donít salvage connections or forge new ones, and fast.

I spent time trying to think of how best to balance writing this in terms of urgency versus sympathy, but the cold facts are that every minute is a risk for you now, and you will not get out without making that network and working on your brain. Cannot get out. It is impossible for you to do it on your own, and itís impossible for others to give you stability if your brain is shaped for a different, kinder world rather than our current hellscape. This work is mandatory.

Do the work, do it fast, do not spend time mulling over mistakes, just move point to point and build a support network. Nothing else can ensure your safety, and you need it, you need it, I canít stress it enough.

I canít give you any other advice until and unless it is too late and youíre in the same fucking pit Iíve been in. Donít let me give you any other advice.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on July 13, 2020, 04:52:24 am
:lulz:

You might be surprised to learn that Iím in a damned fine mood. I have a fucking future and the mental capacity to plan things over a month out in the future!

All the more reason to push a token amount of that energy into shitting on LuciferX when he decides he can pretend like he didnít threaten me with fake gangsters and Clarence.


Look, you can be as pretentious as you want. It will never make up for frootyloops. There is no defensible reason to excuse that behaviour.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 13, 2020, 05:03:28 am
Again, nobody fucking asked you. Not one fucking person even hinted at asking you. Instead, Iím going to give you a number of suggestions you can do instead of being here, you tiny moron fuck.

Change your password to a keyboard smash and log out.
Live in a dumpster.
Fist-fight a brown bear.
Cut your power cable.
Purchase and race a combine harvester.
Set your computer on fire (be sure to use a magnesium firestarter).
Eat twenty or more oranges in under 24 hours.
Go join the #discord IRC channel and find out where zlax and the other Nazicordians live these days.
Make a threat on this forum again so you can get banned.
Raise emus.
Climb a dead tree, without safety equipment, in a rainstorm.
Move to a remote Russian peninsula where you canít access the internet.
Live on a boat in the South China Sea.
Start a business adding pointless internet access capabilities to something that doesnít need and canít make use of them, i.e. Juicero.
Sell all of your worldly possessions, invest in Bitcoin, and wait for the market to rise.
Build a rocket to go into space so you can prove the earth is flat.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 13, 2020, 01:25:06 pm
Around here (suburbs of NYC, which is in phase IV right now, basically everything except bars / movie theaters / etc are open but with reduced capacity and mask/distancing requirements), a lot of us have resumed some elements of normal life.

My close in-town friends have been sequestered since it started. Basically any time we've reached out to them, they've said "NO. We're locked down until this thing is over."

like, okay, that's fair---but you do know this isn't "ending" right? Not any time soon, at least. We can't suspend life indefinitely, we have to figure out how to keep living WITHIN these conditions. Don't know about you guys, but I can't handle "just don't see any people for a full year". You can't crank the safety dial to 100% forever or you'll go crazy. So we've been doing porch hangouts, backyard dinners, hikes with friends. No parties or indoor socializing, but we kinda need SOME face-to-face social experience every other week or so.

My in-town friends finally broke, invited us to walk in the park with them. Suggested that back-porch D&D might be a Thing again soon.


It was a huge relief, because we'd kinda written those guys off.


how have you folks been dealing with the lockdown conditions in your region?  how has your life changed as of July & what concessions have you made?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on July 13, 2020, 02:09:01 pm
We've eaten at a few patios, and yesterday finally had our first 6-person backyard distance party.  I still don't like going into public buildings, and I'm not sure when I'm ever going to be able to play live music again.

We were supposed to go to Montana in August, but made the foolish assumption in March that the country would have at least figured out how to manage the virus.  Thanks to the dummies, I'm terrified to go into an airport, much less a plane.  Fuckers.

I've been doing curbside pickup of groceries, which Whole Foods was good at.  But then our local WF decided to prohibit workers wearing BLM signage, so I now I've been trying to figure out how to get everything I need from various local places.  Add to that the Goya boycott, and it takes like a whole day to get stuff.

We're lucky enough to be able to work from home, so we've at least been solvent.  I know a lot of people don't have that luxury.

I've also started jogging again.  Boy, I'm out of shape.

Unexpectedly, I'm honestly enjoying wearing a mask.  My go-to is a gaiter that looks like a handkerchief.  It looks pretty badass.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 13, 2020, 02:36:15 pm
I'm not sure when I'm ever going to be able to play live music again.

Same story with running larps

I sent out a survey to my customers, basically saying that there aren't any LEGAL obstacles to running this upcoming event... Connecticut is allowing up to 150 people to gather outdoors, and this particular game doesn't have any combat or close social contact that would prevent you from masking or observing social distance. So we COULD run, but how do you feel?

Only 25% of the people surveyed said they would "definitley" or "probably" buy a ticket to an event in September. So it's cancelled, hoping the world is in better shape this Spring.


after we clear the safety hurdle, the next hurdle is consumer confidence

and without good leadership at the national level, and given how politicized safety has become, that hurdle is absurdly high

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 03:12:20 pm
We've eaten at a few patios, and yesterday finally had our first 6-person backyard distance party.  I still don't like going into public buildings, and I'm not sure when I'm ever going to be able to play live music again.


We're hunkered down as this shit roars through Arizona like goddamn Lord Humongous.  Our social activities now include:

1.  Weekly Zoom things with friends.
2.  Video games.
3.  Rewatching every single Star Trek, in chronological order.

TOS is, by the way, awful.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 13, 2020, 03:14:04 pm
two days ago, I subjected my fiance to TOS

after 20 minutes, she made me turn it off





Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 03:14:51 pm
two days ago, I subjected my fiance to TOS

after 20 minutes, she made me turn it off

It's frankly shit.

Has she watched any of the other Treks?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 13, 2020, 03:29:42 pm
lol, nope -- I thought TOS might be a little more exciting and pulpy than TNG, and Shatner's acting is a fun ride all by itself

but yeah, it still kinda sucks
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 13, 2020, 03:40:43 pm
Not much has changed with me, because I was mostly working from home before the virus hit and I'm not someone who generally goes out a lot anyway.

I'm more careful about my shopping now - I go once a week, wear a mask, wash my hands before leaving and on return. I also cancelled my gym membership, because my local 24 hour gym (which was awesome) was closed for several months.

I would have liked to have visited either of my parents for their birthdays, but my parents are in their mid-50s and early 60s now, so travelling by train means a significant risk of picking up the virus and then passing it onto them, and my father barely survived a combination of pneumonia, flu and sepsis last year so I'd rather not try his chances with this in particular.

Right now the UK is "reopening" things like bars, hairdressers and so on. So right now I'm being even more careful because there has been a small, but noticeable upswing in infection and deaths over the past couple of weeks already.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 13, 2020, 03:43:50 pm
If you haven't been indoctrinated into TOS by age 12, I expect you develop a natural resistance to the stuff.  Even then, there are probably only four or five episodes worth going back to.

The Galileo Seven
The City at the Edge of Forever
Space Seed (but only because Ricardo Montalban)

...uh...hmm.  Is that all?

P.S. I hate Trouble with Tribbles
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 03:45:56 pm
lol, nope -- I thought TOS might be a little more exciting and pulpy than TNG, and Shatner's acting is a fun ride all by itself

but yeah, it still kinda sucks

Enterprise and Discovery are good for new folks.

Picard needs too much backstory.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 13, 2020, 03:53:58 pm
I watched TNG at my last temporary place, and the first season was almost entirely ASS. From there it rapidly improved, and I ended up liking it more than I wanted to.

But Iím still going to watch Discovery, when I figure out where and how.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on July 13, 2020, 04:28:32 pm
On my rewatch of all the series that started with the baby (when I do the night feeds I put it on my phone) I've finished
TOS
Next Gen
DS9
Enterprise (First time watch)
Discovery
Picard
Starting voyager next

The Original series has 5 scripts, that it changes the cookie cutter creature, omnipotent being etc. If there is a villain with a female companion, Kirk is required to have sex with her, she will than betray the villain. It's very dated but relaxing to watch, the one stand out episode I loved (and there is only one) is The City on the Edge of Tomorrow. Possibly the only episode worth watching.

The Next Gen has the best exploration of individual sci-fi concepts, and some of the worst (The planet of the black men who try to buy Tasha yar was pretty cringy, and Crusher Banging the Scottish Ghost).

DS9 Starts so bad, you cant even feel the potential of where it will go in season 1 and I can understand everyone who gave it up in that. Every season is better than the last, and every single episode from season 3 is great. It has the best characterisations, people actually grow as individuals and has multiple proper morality plays which often don't end forcing a nice ending (a lot of the really tangled morality plays of the Next gen have unbelievably neat bows to tie them all all up). The characters all start as the least charismatic, but by the end they are my favourite (except Bashir, fuck Bashir)

Enterprise is the George W Bush In space show. Trip is the only real character who has any arc. Every episode of season 1 is bad, most of two is bad, and all of three and four are great, it was cut off in its prime, when it had finally hit its stride.

Discovery I really disliked when I first watched it. The newest show always has the title of most hated, until another show comes along. Its well acted, well shot, but suffers from Doctor Who pacing, the fast dialog (a departure from the Naval formality of the old shows) kind of makes it feel more fun, but strips away the feeling of exploration. Season 1 is good with a bad conclusion. Season 2 is terribly written, and having a ship that can go anywhere in time and space is somehow both overpowered, and squandered at the same time. It also has one of the worst AI stories in modern sci-fi. I am really hoping for more once off episodes in the next season because this shows characters would be great at the exploration stories.

Picard- The world of the federation is now an Aldi brand knock off blade runner, the federation surrendered all the Rodenberry ideals for a stupid September 11th stand in. And thats just the premise.
Everything is terrible. Everything is dark and moody and miserable. Picard is not Picard. The writing sucks and plagerised Mass Effect 3. I actively hate this show. Discovery has promise and an execution that failed. This does not have redeeming characteristics.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 04:43:46 pm

Discovery I really disliked when I first watched it. The newest show always has the title of most hated, until another show comes along. Its well acted, well shot, but suffers from Doctor Who pacing, the fast dialog (a departure from the Naval formality of the old shows) kind of makes it feel more fun, but strips away the feeling of exploration. Season 1 is good with a bad conclusion. Season 2 is terribly written, and having a ship that can go anywhere in time and space is somehow both overpowered, and squandered at the same time. It also has one of the worst AI stories in modern sci-fi. I am really hoping for more once off episodes in the next season because this shows characters would be great at the exploration stories.



But it wasn't an exploration series.  It was a horror series, much as TOS was Westerns and TNG was classic literature.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on July 13, 2020, 04:51:30 pm
Interesting, how do you mean?
I see horror the odd individual horror parts: body horror for the Klingon Dude, Pike knowing his fate, spore drive eating the ship, but it conflicts with the presentation and the super upbeat way everyone speaks to each other. When I say exploration, I see it for some of the individual events and episodes, but not for the overarching plot of the Klingon conflict or the Red Angel / AI thing. It's violent frequently, but I never felt any sense of horror
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 04:57:09 pm
Interesting, how do you mean?
I see horror the odd individual horror parts: body horror for the Klingon Dude, Pike knowing his fate, spore drive eating the ship, but it conflicts with the presentation and the super upbeat way everyone speaks to each other. When I say exploration, I see it for some of the individual events and episodes, but not for the overarching plot of the Klingon conflict or the Red Angel / AI thing. It's violent frequently, but I never felt any sense of horror

Dude, ep 2 was the classic derelict ship horror.  Every ep was a different horror trope, including but not definitely limited to the ones you named.

Thing is, somewhere, the federation shines brightly.  Somewhere people are happy and equal.  Just not these schmoes.  They're stuck out there, and EVERY SINGLE horror trope is used, but they're federation so they keep on keeping on, because THIS series is about remembering who you are, no matter how bad it gets.

The tropes are horror, the script-writing is Star Trek, and I love that combo.

Beats the fuck out of watching the bridge crew play flutes, anyway.
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 05:07:17 pm
What they NEED to do is Star Trek: Howl.
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Post by: Faust on July 13, 2020, 05:13:31 pm
Eventually fed up of his complaining about the monkeys not leaving his planet, the monkeys bundled Howl into an oil barrel and shot him out past the further reaches of the galaxy, where his continuing mission of exploration each week is both sexy and Nightmarish

I'm going to go back and watch some random episodes of discovery, its possible I missed those individual plots bundled up with the wishy washy red angel, Multiverse, time travel AI shite, but there is something to what you are saying, the second ep derelict ship, I suppose parts even of the Harry Mud time loop, and Saru's sisters world with the horrible oppressive ruling fish monsters.
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Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 13, 2020, 05:14:11 pm
Interesting, how do you mean?
I see horror the odd individual horror parts: body horror for the Klingon Dude, Pike knowing his fate, spore drive eating the ship, but it conflicts with the presentation and the super upbeat way everyone speaks to each other. When I say exploration, I see it for some of the individual events and episodes, but not for the overarching plot of the Klingon conflict or the Red Angel / AI thing. It's violent frequently, but I never felt any sense of horror

Dude, ep 2 was the classic derelict ship horror.  Every ep was a different horror trope, including but not definitely limited to the ones you named.

Thing is, somewhere, the federation shines brightly.  Somewhere people are happy and equal.  Just not these schmoes.  They're stuck out there, and EVERY SINGLE horror trope is used, but they're federation so they keep on keeping on, because THIS series is about remembering who you are, no matter how bad it gets.

The tropes are horror, the script-writing is Star Trek, and I love that combo.

Beats the fuck out of watching the bridge crew play flutes, anyway.

I stopped watching shortly after they hop universes in season 1 (I knew Lorca was a fuck from ep 1 onward) and have yet to pick it back up just yet. This is by no means a measure of distaste. The shit was too intense for me at the time. It was like my mind just needed a break because it was adding to the existing horror IRL and it was just like too much black pepper, and I LOVE black pepper, so it was like a loooot of it.

I do intend to finish it, if I can get CBS access again.

What they NEED to do is Star Trek: Howl.

It could focus on the life of an engineering crew doing all sorts of irregular shit to keep an ill supplied frigate making supply runs that gets pulled into high adventure plot, but always in the background as implausible and horrible bullshit orders come down from the bridge.
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 05:15:51 pm
Eventually fed up of his complaining about the monkeys not leaving his planet, the monkeys bundled Howl into an oil barrel and shot him out past the further reaches of the galaxy, where his continuing mission of exploration each week is both sexy and Nightmarish

I'm going to go back and watch some random episodes of discovery, its possible I missed those individual plots bundled up with the wishy washy red angel, Multiverse, time travel AI shite, but there is something to what you are saying, the second ep derelict ship, I suppose parts even of the Harry Mud time loop, and Saru's sisters world with the horrible oppressive ruling fish monsters.


...who more or less turned out to be the good guys.  Or, I should say, the less bad guys.
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 05:24:57 pm
Eventually fed up of his complaining about the monkeys not leaving his planet, the monkeys bundled Howl into an oil barrel and shot him out past the further reaches of the galaxy, where his continuing mission of exploration each week is both sexy and Nightmarish

It could focus on the life of an engineering crew doing all sorts of irregular shit to keep an ill supplied frigate making supply runs that gets pulled into high adventure plot, but always in the background as implausible and horrible bullshit orders come down from the bridge.

No, it would be an R&D ship like in Discovery, only designed by committee and incomplete, like Enterprise...And the bits that ARE there are obsolete/worn out, like in DS9 season 1.

I would be the science officer, I think, at least these days.  The engineer would always be looking to cut costs at the expense of safety, the first officer just sits in his office and sweats, and the medical officers have Covid 19.  I don't know who the security folks are, because man, do they come and go.  Don't even learn their names, you'll only get hurt.

The weapons officer is explaining navigation to the navigator, who isn't paying attention because she's hitting on that hot new ensign.  The ensign is trying to grow a mustache to look more promotible. 

There are - and I can't stress this enough - NO alien human hybrids. 

Cramulus is the morale officer and Altered is the counselor. 

The Captain hasn't been seen in years.  There in fact has not been contact with any elements in the federation, and not because we've gotten flung out to the gamma quadrant, it's just that star fleet is annoying as hell, so we ripped the commo circuits out four years ago.
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Post by: altered on July 13, 2020, 05:36:21 pm
In fairness, it was the captain who did it and everyone else just sort of said ďwell that wasnít supposed to happen but honestly fuck those assholes, time to get the real work doneĒ.

Also, I have a sideline in armory work because I love to tinker with phasers and the last armorer got in a confrontation with Cramulus and went to the last functioning holodeck and hasnít been seen since.
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Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 13, 2020, 05:38:15 pm
I want to be a not-too-bright Ferengi with connections in the black market that are nowhere nearly as good as he thinks and so he's always getting bottom grade dilithium and tainted "bio memetic gel" from dubious sources, but it's the only shit available outside of Federation regulations.

I may also be running a holo-brothel scam on the side.
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Post by: altered on July 13, 2020, 05:41:10 pm
ďPay no attention to the bones in the corner.Ē

ďI donít like them. Computer, remove those bones.Ē

...

...

ďPay no attention to the bones in the corner.Ē
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Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 13, 2020, 06:06:02 pm
ďPay no attention to the bones in the corner.Ē

ďI donít like them. Computer, remove those bones.Ē

...

...

ďPay no attention to the bones in the corner.Ē
"No refunds"

...

...
*arch appears, its sharpness contrasting against the shitty holo-resolution*

"Your time has elapsed. Please exit immediately or insert 3 strips of latinum to continue."
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 06:23:19 pm
Holodeck.   :lulz:

NO.  There is no time for such fripperies.  There is only time for the hard work of beaming tribbles into the replicator, because that's how science gets managed in the future.

If you want holodecks and brothels, you can tune into TNG and DS9.  On this Star Trek, we've got things to do.

You make. That. Latinum.
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Post by: altered on July 13, 2020, 06:29:05 pm
I said it WAS the last working one.

I didnít say anyone USED it anymore. Dead man stink puts a damper on the proceedings.
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 06:30:54 pm
If we can't make a star implode, then what's the POINT of all this stuff?
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Post by: Cramulus on July 13, 2020, 06:34:39 pm
How many times do I have to say I'm sorry about Holodecks 1-8 and 10-14???

in my defense, everybody clicked YES to the terms of service; they CONSENTED to what happened to them.




Deserved what they got, IMO.
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Post by: Faust on July 13, 2020, 06:38:00 pm
We need one semi working holideck, it only needs to be stable for five minutes, it is not for recreation of the crew, but we will tell our investors it is
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Post by: Cain on July 13, 2020, 06:38:36 pm
Security procedures in general need to be overhauled. My proposal is a giant sign, which says "No", which the Chief Security Officer can hit people with when they suggest stupid ideas.

"That's a derelict ship of unknown origin, lets send over a small team with no biohazard protections so we can investigate."

*hit with the sign*

"This unknown but quite hostile alien species wants to open a communication channel but there seems to be a lot of data involved. Well, let's hope they're not hacking the ships defenses hey!"

*hit with the sign*

"Lets contact the Q continuum and..."

*yeeted out the airlock without hesitation*
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Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 13, 2020, 06:38:48 pm
I was thinking more like a holo-closet or booth that only fits one average sized humanoid and gets wiped down once a month whether it needs it or not. 2/3 of the latinum gets kicked upstairs for protec.. Er I mean research.

How many times do I have to say I'm sorry about Holodecks 1-8 and 10-14???

in my defense, everybody clicked YES to the terms of service; they CONSENTED to what happened to them.




Deserved what they got, IMO.

WHAT PART OF "SAFETY PROTOCOLS DISENGAGED" WAS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND!?
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Post by: Cain on July 13, 2020, 06:39:42 pm
Also all dating/romance holosuite programs are to be replaced with ultafast extranet and fleshlights or dildos. No exceptions.
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 06:42:39 pm
Security procedures in general need to be overhauled. My proposal is a giant sign, which says "No", which the Chief Security Officer can hit people with when they suggest stupid ideas.

"That's a derelict ship of unknown origin, lets send over a small team with no biohazard protections so we can investigate."

*hit with the sign*

"This unknown but quite hostile alien species wants to open a communication channel but there seems to be a lot of data involved. Well, let's hope they're not hacking the ships defenses hey!"

*hit with the sign*

"Lets contact the Q continuum and..."

*yeeted out the airlock without hesitation*

"Have we tried negotiating with the ship that's covered in coffins?"
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 06:43:32 pm
We need one semi working holideck, it only needs to be stable for five minutes, it is not for recreation of the crew, but we will tell our investors it is

I am all about "emergency" holo programs.

"Hello, I'm TGRR.  What is your rage emergency?"
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Post by: Cramulus on July 13, 2020, 06:43:42 pm
Everybody laughed when I said I was gonna train the romance AI on Chuck Tingle novels

Nobody was laughing when they got pounded in the ass by a sentient version of the Terms of Service agreement

LOVE IS REAL
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 06:44:30 pm
Everybody laughed when I said I was gonna train the romance AI on Chuck Tingle novels

Nobody was laughing when they got pounded in the ass by a sentient version of the Terms of Service agreement

LOVE IS REAL

Okay, I changed my mind.  The holo deck is in, but at the sole discretion of the morale officer.
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 06:48:17 pm
It just occurred to me that Peter Pan was basically a vampire story told from a child victim's point of view.
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Post by: Cramulus on July 13, 2020, 06:51:46 pm
true -- & that's basically the plot of Lost Boys

(https://i.imgur.com/USHmod0.gif?1)
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 13, 2020, 06:52:15 pm
true -- & that's basically the plot of Lost Boys

(https://i.imgur.com/USHmod0.gif?1)

LOL, never made that connection.
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Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 13, 2020, 06:56:11 pm
It just occurred to me that Peter Pan was basically a vampire story told from a child victim's point of view.
Second star to the right, and straight on 'til morning.

Pay particular attention to this point.  It's very important that you stop and seek shelter when the sun rises, or you will burst into flames and die.
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Post by: Faust on July 13, 2020, 07:49:53 pm
true -- & that's basically the plot of Lost Boys

(https://i.imgur.com/USHmod0.gif?1)

Ive never thought about it beyond "the lost boys live forever",  but pan and the count share an awful lot:
Detachable shadows wrecking menace, hovering outside young girls bed windows needing to be invited in.
LOL, never made that connection.
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Post by: Cramulus on July 13, 2020, 08:11:42 pm
btw if you've seen Lost Boys but haven't seen the Sexy Sax Man Awakens Michael's Sexuality edit, you owe it to yourself to watch the full 3 minutes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpuwcINDHnQ
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Post by: Cramulus on July 14, 2020, 12:18:17 am
on the note of peter pan

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/22f85a4520fc4fbf8c362654265712f9/b4e6f17166a73f5a-ce/s1280x1920/c867a1f07b51a3189ca61f1200c86b60ae695093.jpg)
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Post by: Pergamos on July 14, 2020, 04:03:59 am
Around here (suburbs of NYC, which is in phase IV right now, basically everything except bars / movie theaters / etc are open but with reduced capacity and mask/distancing requirements), a lot of us have resumed some elements of normal life.

My close in-town friends have been sequestered since it started. Basically any time we've reached out to them, they've said "NO. We're locked down until this thing is over."

like, okay, that's fair---but you do know this isn't "ending" right? Not any time soon, at least. We can't suspend life indefinitely, we have to figure out how to keep living WITHIN these conditions. Don't know about you guys, but I can't handle "just don't see any people for a full year". You can't crank the safety dial to 100% forever or you'll go crazy. So we've been doing porch hangouts, backyard dinners, hikes with friends. No parties or indoor socializing, but we kinda need SOME face-to-face social experience every other week or so.

My in-town friends finally broke, invited us to walk in the park with them. Suggested that back-porch D&D might be a Thing again soon.


It was a huge relief, because we'd kinda written those guys off.


how have you folks been dealing with the lockdown conditions in your region?  how has your life changed as of July & what concessions have you made?

My wife and I live in a little cabin in the mountains. We don't really know our neighbors.  Most of our friends live a fair distance away.  The biggest change has been that we don't visit my family, who live in a small town that is a tourist community.  Or any of our friends there.  That's been hard, but we're going to refrain at least until things settle down a bit more.   Once people accept masks as normal, restrictions as normal, etc.  Until then it's too dangerous.
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Post by: Ari on July 14, 2020, 12:57:09 pm
What they NEED to do is Star Trek: Howl.

I wanna sign up.

My skills include fixing shit and hating engineers. And i do more or less anything for some good science.

And none of this "it's gonna take twelve hours to fix - i give you six - fine, i will do it in four" nonsense.
it will take twelve. maybe a little less if you shoot the engineer so i can work in peace.
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 14, 2020, 03:04:44 pm
What they NEED to do is Star Trek: Howl.

I wanna sign up.

My skills include fixing shit and hating engineers. And i do more or less anything for some good science.

And none of this "it's gonna take twelve hours to fix - i give you six - fine, i will do it in four" nonsense.
it will take twelve. maybe a little less if you shoot the engineer so i can work in peace.

The C in engineering stands for "Can Do".

But don't kill CNO.  He's the last engineer in existence that doesn't think he knows everything.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Ari on July 14, 2020, 04:17:15 pm
What they NEED to do is Star Trek: Howl.

I wanna sign up.

My skills include fixing shit and hating engineers. And i do more or less anything for some good science.

And none of this "it's gonna take twelve hours to fix - i give you six - fine, i will do it in four" nonsense.
it will take twelve. maybe a little less if you shoot the engineer so i can work in peace.

The C in engineering stands for "Can Do".

But don't kill CNO.  He's the last engineer in existence that doesn't think he knows everything.

I leave the shooting of engineers to the officers; don't have time in my schedule to deal with that anyways.
If you want the engineer welded into a specific confined place to closely observe progress from the inside, just give me the proper specs and sign the papers that let me work in the EX area.
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Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 14, 2020, 04:29:44 pm
What they NEED to do is Star Trek: Howl.

I wanna sign up.

My skills include fixing shit and hating engineers. And i do more or less anything for some good science.

And none of this "it's gonna take twelve hours to fix - i give you six - fine, i will do it in four" nonsense.
it will take twelve. maybe a little less if you shoot the engineer so i can work in peace.

The C in engineering stands for "Can Do".

But don't kill CNO.  He's the last engineer in existence that doesn't think he knows everything.

My ignorance transcends the limits of this universe.
In fact, I can't even begin to comprehend the extent of the things I don't know.
Worse yet, some of the things I think I know, are just plain wrong.  I'm not sure which ones, though.  That's what testing is for.
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Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 14, 2020, 04:54:22 pm
What they NEED to do is Star Trek: Howl.

I wanna sign up.

My skills include fixing shit and hating engineers. And i do more or less anything for some good science.

And none of this "it's gonna take twelve hours to fix - i give you six - fine, i will do it in four" nonsense.
it will take twelve. maybe a little less if you shoot the engineer so i can work in peace.

The C in engineering stands for "Can Do".

But don't kill CNO.  He's the last engineer in existence that doesn't think he knows everything.

I leave the shooting of engineers to the officers; don't have time in my schedule to deal with that anyways.
If you want the engineer welded into a specific confined place to closely observe progress from the inside, just give me the proper specs and sign the papers that let me work in the EX area.

You're hired.  Report to Waste Reclamation.  Here's your scrub brush and kneepads.  You report to Ensign Miner.  She's a Horta, so try not to annoy her.
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Post by: P3nT4gR4m on July 15, 2020, 08:39:21 am
What they NEED to do is Star Trek: Howl.

I wanna sign up.

My skills include fixing shit and hating engineers. And i do more or less anything for some good science.

And none of this "it's gonna take twelve hours to fix - i give you six - fine, i will do it in four" nonsense.
it will take twelve. maybe a little less if you shoot the engineer so i can work in peace.

The C in engineering stands for "Can Do".

But don't kill CNO.  He's the last engineer in existence that doesn't think he knows everything.

My ignorance transcends the limits of this universe.
In fact, I can't even begin to comprehend the extent of the things I don't know.
Worse yet, some of the things I think I know, are just plain wrong.  I'm not sure which ones, though.  That's what testing is for.

Words to fucking live by!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Ari on July 15, 2020, 09:16:46 am
You're hired.  Report to Waste Reclamation.  Here's your scrub brush and kneepads.  You report to Ensign Miner.  She's a Horta, so try not to annoy her.

While I was down there I took the liberty of cleaning out that weird Fatberg. I think it was semi-sentient already: the thing did grumble a bit, there may have been some sort of a scream? No idea; but i got the job done.

So that's all cleared up now and should fuel the food replicators for at least a week


No Ensign Miner to be found anywhere though. Must have missed her.
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Post by: Faust on July 15, 2020, 10:39:32 am
Something needs to be done about the Brutal Ocampa occupation of Bajor
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Post by: Faust on July 15, 2020, 05:24:07 pm
Thinking of forming a cabal of Mens Rites activists, by which I of course mean chaos magic rites channeling the power of the menstrual cycle
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Post by: altered on July 15, 2020, 06:07:52 pm
Thinking of forming a cabal of Mens Rites activists, by which I of course mean chaos magic rites channeling the power of the menstrual cycle

So, literally the plot of Bloodborne?

Okay Micolash.
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Post by: Faust on July 15, 2020, 06:14:37 pm
That... doesnt sound like such a bad thing. I'll find a nice umbrella holder to wear over my head

Edit: My birth cert is Mikalis so its a good fit, better than the wiccar basket
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Post by: The Johnny on July 15, 2020, 06:34:19 pm
Thinking of forming a cabal of Mens Rites activists, by which I of course mean chaos magic rites channeling the power of the menstrual cycle

So, literally the plot of Bloodborne?

Okay Micolash.

Ill join, but playing role of Vicar Amelia is too much effort for me, too much screaming (Cleric Beast neither)... i wouldnt mind Oceiros tho.
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Post by: altered on July 15, 2020, 06:37:56 pm
Different universe, Johnny!

Youíre the Celestial Emissary.
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Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 15, 2020, 06:41:49 pm
Let us sit about, and speak feverishly. Chatting into the wee hours of... new ideas, of the higher plane...

Can I be Father Gascoigne?  I like his hat.
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Post by: Cramulus on July 15, 2020, 06:51:53 pm
if we're choosing bloodborne roles, I wanna be horny old Gehrman.

he crushes on Lady Maria so hard that he builds his own RealDoll... and then lends it out to people.
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Post by: altered on July 15, 2020, 06:59:09 pm
I, of course, am The Keeper of the Old Lords, because I get the coolest witch hat, all the edginess I could ask for, and a neat way to light cigarettes.
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 15, 2020, 07:07:00 pm
So my car's computer shat in traffic yesterday, which is awesome for a "fly by wire" vehicle.

I will have my revenge on 2020.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on July 15, 2020, 07:31:00 pm
Different universe, Johnny!

Youíre the Celestial Emissary.

Tea party with Ebrietas everyday WOOO
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 15, 2020, 07:38:55 pm
Sheís a sweetheart, huh?

Also, Howl, in all honesty, you need to just start to make your peace with God.

You know?

By upper-decking his toilet.



Again.
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Post by: Doktor Howl on July 15, 2020, 08:36:54 pm
Sheís a sweetheart, huh?

Also, Howl, in all honesty, you need to just start to make your peace with God.

You know?

By upper-decking his toilet.



Again.

Woop woop! 

I mean, if I'm gonna burn, I may as well have fun on the way.
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Post by: Faust on July 15, 2020, 11:06:37 pm
I've spent the last while going through the testimonials about Warren Ellis

https://www.somanyofus.com/

They are depressing, paint a picture of a gross, needy and controlling little man who preyed on his groupies.
But it looks like he knew where to draw the line: I don't see any that suggest he either insinuated access or media contacts. He did consistently plug these women in his emails blogs etc, which is the tangential way of using his prestige to both endear and control them but its not the same as saying, I will send this on to X person, though some of these women did form contacts through this vicarious method with comic book industry people it is through them being contacted by others in the industry off their own bat after seeing the plug in warrens email, to me that's not the same.
There's a pattern of manipulation, as a form of abuse, but nothing like sexual abuse or anything, though there is consistent pesting.

He's a scumbag, but what I said previously about him never working again, there's no smoking gun like that or even a suggestion of it. In fact a lot of the testimonials are pushing for him to confront and grow because they still think he could be a good voice in the comics industry to do good.


I dont think I feel like reading anything of his for a while, and may not again, but hopefully the good these women seeks come of that. When people talk about Cancel culture, I really like these womens approach, they both want him to own what he did, confront it, grow and be a positive voice through the reach he has.
I guess that wouldnt be possible if he was a rapist or something, he didn't do anything illegal, just shitty.
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Post by: Cramulus on July 20, 2020, 08:26:49 pm
My fiance's mom and her sister have both gotten into The Secret.

Eris, give me strength.



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Post by: LMNO on July 20, 2020, 08:28:32 pm
Clap back with extensive quotes from The Celestine Prophecy.
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Post by: altered on July 20, 2020, 08:31:18 pm
I donít know what either of these things is and I want to be told in a way that is just wrong enough that if I talk about it Iíll give everyone who knows about them a fucking aneurysm on the goddamned spot
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Post by: LMNO on July 20, 2020, 08:33:28 pm
I don't know who needs to know about this, but somebody started a parody "Humans of New York" FB page using AI-generated text and images.

I present to you, "Bots of New York" (https://www.facebook.com/botsofnewyork/).
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Post by: altered on July 20, 2020, 08:44:08 pm
I seriously just about shat myself and then just about died shortly afterwards Jesus fucking Christ LOOK AT THIS SHIT
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Post by: altered on July 20, 2020, 08:44:41 pm
The best part about these is they read like old Clickhole stuff
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Post by: Cramulus on July 20, 2020, 09:25:11 pm
these are great :lulz: :lulz:

https://www.facebook.com/botsofnewyork/videos/1261241087414521/

just keeps getting weirder




I donít know what either of these things is and I want to be told in a way that is just wrong enough that if I talk about it Iíll give everyone who knows about them a fucking aneurysm on the goddamned spot

The Secret is a book about the Law of Attraction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_attraction_(New_Thought)), which is basically like secular witchcraft, but they don't see it that way. Think Sigilization, but instead of occult aesthetic, it's Live, Laugh, Love aesthetic. You make a dream board with pictures of beach houses and, because you visualized it, the universe will give it to you. So if you're miserable, just cheer up. Your sadness attracts negative energy, so knock it off.
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Post by: altered on July 20, 2020, 09:30:04 pm
Unfortunately I know too much about the Law of Attraction and its cousins (contagion, recurrence/memory, etc) for that explanation to allow me to really desperately upset people the way I need.

It's too late now, you ruined the only chance i had to greatly misunderstand something
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 21, 2020, 01:07:31 am
My fiance's mom and her sister have both gotten into The Secret.

Eris, give me strength.

 :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 21, 2020, 02:13:44 am
My fiance's mom and her sister have both gotten into The Secret.

Eris, give me strength.

Can you at least ask them how they're finding 2008?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on July 21, 2020, 12:48:40 pm
I donít know what either of these things is and I want to be told in a way that is just wrong enough that if I talk about it Iíll give everyone who knows about them a fucking aneurysm on the goddamned spot

The Secret is a book about the Law of Attraction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_attraction_(New_Thought)), which is basically like secular witchcraft, but they don't see it that way. Think Sigilization, but instead of occult aesthetic, it's Live, Laugh, Love aesthetic. You make a dream board with pictures of beach houses and, because you visualized it, the universe will give it to you. So if you're miserable, just cheer up. Your sadness attracts negative energy, so knock it off.
Unfortunately I know too much about the Law of Attraction and its cousins (contagion, recurrence/memory, etc) for that explanation to allow me to really desperately upset people the way I need.

It's too late now, you ruined the only chance i had to greatly misunderstand something

The Celestine Prophecy is to Asian religions as Taco Bell is to Mexican food: a messy and crass approximation of wildly disparate and poorly crafted things, to be consumed by Americans who honestly think it's authentic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on July 21, 2020, 01:54:34 pm
I donít know what either of these things is and I want to be told in a way that is just wrong enough that if I talk about it Iíll give everyone who knows about them a fucking aneurysm on the goddamned spot

The Secret is a book about the Law of Attraction (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_attraction_(New_Thought)), which is basically like secular witchcraft, but they don't see it that way. Think Sigilization, but instead of occult aesthetic, it's Live, Laugh, Love aesthetic. You make a dream board with pictures of beach houses and, because you visualized it, the universe will give it to you. So if you're miserable, just cheer up. Your sadness attracts negative energy, so knock it off.
Unfortunately I know too much about the Law of Attraction and its cousins (contagion, recurrence/memory, etc) for that explanation to allow me to really desperately upset people the way I need.

It's too late now, you ruined the only chance i had to greatly misunderstand something

The Celestine Prophecy is to Asian religions as Taco Bell is to Mexican food: a messy and crass approximation of wildly disparate and poorly crafted things, to be consumed by Americans who honestly think it's authentic.

At least Taco Bell is good tho
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on July 21, 2020, 02:01:41 pm
 :ohnotache:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 21, 2020, 02:25:34 pm
Taco Bell is LEGITIMATELY good for three purposes

Meat in face on cheap
Veggie and meat options on cheap
Colonic
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 21, 2020, 02:37:54 pm
Sometimes you just need a good purge.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on July 21, 2020, 03:11:33 pm
Sometimes you just need a good purge.

Can't tell if you're referring to Taco Bell or The Celestine Prophecy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 21, 2020, 03:13:22 pm
The Celestine Prophecy is to Asian religions as Taco Bell is to Mexican food: a messy and crass approximation of wildly disparate and poorly crafted things, to be consumed by Americans who honestly think it's authentic.

They opened a Taco Bell a few blocks from here.  I went there once, was thoroughly unimpressed, and haven't returned.

I saw a copy of The Celestine Prophecy in a department store once, picked it up, skimmed a couple passages, and put it back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 21, 2020, 03:15:37 pm
Taco Bell is LEGITIMATELY good for three purposes

...

Colonic

Sometimes you just need a good purge.

I've heard this said many times of Taco Bell, but I must have ordered the wrong thing, because my experience was entirely uneventful.

(I ordered a Taco).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 21, 2020, 03:36:52 pm
Taco Bell is God warning you to act right.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 21, 2020, 03:45:40 pm
For the real Taco Bell experience, get the Mexican Pizza or the Beefy 5-Layer Burrito. ALWAYS get the Baja Blast with the food.

You'll be unable to STOP shitting. You'll pressure wash the seat of your fucking pants with it. You'll crack your fucking toilet bowl.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 21, 2020, 05:51:56 pm
Stuff on Netflix I think is worth checking out: The Midnight Gospel

made by Pendelton Ward (from Adventure Time, which I've never actually seen)


basically, each episode has two different components... the audio is a conversation with someone that has interesting ideas. The video is almost unrelated, it shows the characters adventuring through this surreal VR simulation.

It's really like two independent shows, one for your left and one for your right brain. Often, I'll watch an episode with my fiance and we have COMPLETELY different impressions - I pick up on the verbal, she picks up on the visual, and then we kinda have to piece together how they're related.

topics include drugs, spirituality, magic--weird shit & heady thoughts

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on July 21, 2020, 06:13:51 pm
I'll totally check that out.

I recommend The Old Guard, if for nothing else, absolutely brilliant LGBTQ relationships.

But there IS more.  There's explosions! And Charlize Theron being very Charlize Theron-y! 

The Big Bad is kinda stupid, but I can let that go.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 21, 2020, 06:20:36 pm
Sometimes you just need a good purge.

Can't tell if you're referring to Taco Bell or The Celestine Prophecy.

Yes.

I've heard this said many times of Taco Bell, but I must have ordered the wrong thing, because my experience was entirely uneventful.
(I ordered a Taco).

I've actually never been, we don't have it over here. London doesn't even have popular bad "Mexican" food, let alone good, readily available Mexican food.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 21, 2020, 06:21:23 pm
someone told me that The Old Guard is like how action movies used to be in the 90s.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on July 21, 2020, 06:42:17 pm
Here in the south, we have "Mexican" restaurants around every corner, and also a fairly high Hispanic population.

I can't think of a single Canadian restaurant. Maybe they have those further north?

When I want poutine, I usually just dump a can of roast beef n' gravy on top of some frozen fries that I heated up in the toaster oven. I still haven't figured out what kind of cheese to put on it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 21, 2020, 07:16:07 pm
For poor-dudeís poutine, either mozzarella or cheddar. Mozza is closer, cheddar is less weird if you donít have real brown sauce.

And yes, there is a poutine place in AT LEAST Boston and Detroit ó those are just the two that I know of.

And yeah, thereís ďMexicanĒ places all over, even around Dallas. Austin has the real deal though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on July 21, 2020, 07:27:32 pm
someone told me that The Old Guard is like how action movies used to be in the 90s.

Personally, I think it's better.  A lot less misogyny and homophobia.

While we're on the subject of Netflix shows:
Disclosure - it's a pretty good Trans documentary.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Junkenstein on July 21, 2020, 07:46:14 pm
Taco Bell is God warning you to act right.

After the franchise wars, all restaurants are now taco bell.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on July 21, 2020, 07:59:28 pm
For poor-dudeís poutine, either mozzarella or cheddar. Mozza is closer, cheddar is less weird if you donít have real brown sauce.

And yes, there is a poutine place in AT LEAST Boston and Detroit ó those are just the two that I know of.

And yeah, thereís ďMexicanĒ places all over, even around Dallas. Austin has the real deal though.

My understanding is that they use some kind of un-aged cheddar, and the only practical way to get it is to make it yourself, and restaurants in Canada that serve poutine make their own in-house. Permits and regulations make it nearly impossible for a restaurant to do that here in the U.S.

We have at least one Real Deal Mexican place, and I've heard rumors of another, but I haven't been there. My favorite Tex-Mex place has some really good fajitas, but the authentic place has some of the best beans I've ever eaten. The owner says they're meatless. I really wish I knew what he used to season them with. They're not regular pinto beans either. It's some kinda fancy bean you gotta have connections to get, I guess.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 21, 2020, 08:03:10 pm
They donít use un-aged cheddar, they use cheese curds. Which you can get by straining cottage cheese if youíre desperate enough for the real thing, but if you donít have real brown sauce (AND YOU DO NOT) it isnít worth it.

Fresh mozza is closest to cheese curd. Cheddar has more of the sharpness of it though, so if you arenít using real brown sauce just stop lying to yourself and use some bagged shredded cheddar.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Don Coyote on July 21, 2020, 11:01:55 pm
Taco Bell is a TEST of FORTITUDE that LESSER THINGS FAIL
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 21, 2020, 11:27:42 pm
My theory is that Taco Bell is the remains of a Cold War era project to help soldiers fly for short distances at low altitude.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on July 22, 2020, 07:17:14 am
For some reason Krystal burgers are worse for me than Taco Bell. No idea why. The only thing I can think of is the cooked onions, but I can eat far more cooked onions than can be found in a 6 pack of Krystals and not achieve anywhere near that level of flatulence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 22, 2020, 08:04:34 am
Flatulence?

Iím talking about turning your ass into a rocket motor. That isnít flatulence anymore, especially since weíre talking about solid propellants.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on July 22, 2020, 08:41:20 am
I see what you're saying.

It's just that Krystal burgers are the closest thing I can relate to what seems to be the common Taco Bell Experience. Somehow I seem immune to whatever dark magic they use, but then tiny hamburgers activate hovercraft mode, somehow.

It just literally farts in the face of all scientific knowledge.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pergamos on July 22, 2020, 02:58:32 pm
Tucson has a poutine place.  America Fries, or something.  It's very decidedly Poutine, not Canadian.

Bellingham has an actually Canadian poutine place.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on July 23, 2020, 02:29:44 am
Taco Bell is just Bad. Doesn't make me miserable other than the actual act of eating it, but every time I go I remember why I don't. We have real Mexican food here and it's fucking good, so why?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on July 23, 2020, 03:44:19 am
They donít use un-aged cheddar, they use cheese curds. Which you can get by straining cottage cheese if youíre desperate enough for the real thing, but if you donít have real brown sauce (AND YOU DO NOT) it isnít worth it.

Fresh mozza is closest to cheese curd. Cheddar has more of the sharpness of it though, so if you arenít using real brown sauce just stop lying to yourself and use some bagged shredded cheddar.

I can get cheese curds at gas stations here.  It's good when it's still squeaks when you eat it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Don Coyote on July 23, 2020, 05:26:35 am
Taco Bell is just Bad. Doesn't make me miserable other than the actual act of eating it, but every time I go I remember why I don't. We have real Mexican food here and it's fucking good, so why?

Sometimes you just want taco bell.
The heart wants what the heart wants.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on July 23, 2020, 08:11:40 am
I've been eating a lot of gas station pizza (Hunt Bros.) on the weekends. It just seems like the least likely food product to transmit the Covid. I want to minimize how much the food is handled after being cooked, or without cooking. Taco Bell and Subway are at the top of my sketchy foods list for that reason. Haven't been to either since probably February, or so.

Which is also about the last time I went to a barber shop. I've just been trimming it myself to keep it out of my eyes and off the ears.

At this point, I'm totally rocking a Plague Mullet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 23, 2020, 02:33:11 pm
yeah sometimes you want BAD food

cause sometimes that's perfect

Taco Bell is in the same category as those cheese danishes you can get at a gas station. You know what I'm talking about? they're mass produced, wrapped in plastic, have probably never contacted oxygen. They are terrible and perfect. It's somehow the worst possible cheese danish and also its ideal form.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on July 23, 2020, 03:22:11 pm
In my head, y'all are still talking about how Taco Bell compares with The Celestine Prophecy, and to me that's wonderful.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on July 23, 2020, 07:12:57 pm
Taco Bell is just Bad. Doesn't make me miserable other than the actual act of eating it, but every time I go I remember why I don't. We have real Mexican food here and it's fucking good, so why?

Sometimes you just want taco bell.
The heart wants what the heart wants.

If I want bad food, there's better bad food.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 23, 2020, 11:30:09 pm
Well, my job is probably moving to Cheyenne after all, but my boss just hit me with sack of money so I guess I'm going.

Bad news/good news is the best you can hope for in 2020.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 23, 2020, 11:30:52 pm
yeah sometimes you want BAD food

cause sometimes that's perfect

Taco Bell is in the same category as those cheese danishes you can get at a gas station. You know what I'm talking about? they're mass produced, wrapped in plastic, have probably never contacted oxygen. They are terrible and perfect. It's somehow the worst possible cheese danish and also its ideal form.

If I want bad food, gas station sushi takes care of all of my bad impulses.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 24, 2020, 12:04:59 am
On the bright side, you can now experience baking hot summers and freezing cold winters.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 24, 2020, 12:16:25 am
On the bright side, you can now experience baking hot summers and freezing cold winters.

85 F is not "baking hot."

So I get cold summers and fatal winters.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 24, 2020, 12:31:12 am
Well, my job is probably moving to Cheyenne after all, but my boss just hit me with sack of money so I guess I'm going.

Bad news/good news is the best you can hope for in 2020.

There's a lot to be said for a chance to entirely relocate and reorganize your situation that is entirely subsidized by someone else. Your destination is a bag of dicks, but given that The Shit is about to go down at least you have a chance to set things up for hard times in essentially hostile territory. As far as shennanigans go it could be seen as a target rich environment.

However it turns out I wish you the best.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 24, 2020, 01:28:36 am
I returned to Chicago from Texas.

Iím in the between space that comes after ďarrival feastĒ but before ďsecond shower so you REALLY FEEL as clean as you actually areĒ. The cat is worse than I remembered in some ways, also twice as big and floofed out like an expensive plushie. So soft. Iíve taken a few claws to the face to touch the fuzz already.

I also learned today that weíre getting a continuation of the increased PUA payouts, just reduced.

For me, that gives me loads of ride time while I look for work. So Iím way more confident, homelessness might be over for me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 24, 2020, 01:34:58 am
On the bright side, you can now experience baking hot summers and freezing cold winters.

85 F is not "baking hot."

So I get cold summers and fatal winters.

Don't worry, global warming will fix that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 24, 2020, 01:57:47 am
On the bright side, you can now experience baking hot summers and freezing cold winters.

85 F is not "baking hot."

So I get cold summers and fatal winters.

Hot begins at +30 C.  Cold begins at -20 C.  Cheyenne, Wyoming has a seasonal range from -8 to +29.  Temperate, I'd call that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 24, 2020, 02:11:14 am
The cat is worse than I remembered in some ways, also twice as big and floofed out like an expensive plushie. So soft. Iíve taken a few claws to the face to touch the fuzz already.
An abrupt increase in feline fluffiness/contempt/tailcount is often symptomatic of a certain preternatural transformation.  You may have a nekomata on your hands.  Did you count its tails?  You should count its tails.


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So Iím way more confident, homelessness might be over for me.
That is good.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 24, 2020, 03:50:22 am
On the bright side, you can now experience baking hot summers and freezing cold winters.

85 F is not "baking hot."

So I get cold summers and fatal winters.

Hot begins at +30 C.  Cold begins at -20 C.  Cheyenne, Wyoming has a seasonal range from -8 to +29.  Temperate, I'd call that.

No, that is Jack London bullshit and everyone falls through the ice and dies miserably.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 24, 2020, 03:51:02 am
So Iím way more confident, homelessness might be over for me.

That's awesome.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 24, 2020, 03:57:37 am
This week Iím taking a fucking break. Turns out that no one actually wanted the content I was making for trickle income, so Iím just gonna take a couple days for Me before I throw myself at the job market.

My most popular stuff has been my album reviews. Iíll put a price on them and write them by request, once I figure out how to price them.

Might set it at a flat rate of 100 per album for bands and labels, and as a courtesy for fans who donate anything. The fans could get something super good or super unprofessional, the bands and labels are going to get High Quality Stuff and (unless they TRULY suck enormous ass) a positive review.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 24, 2020, 02:02:11 pm
I also learned today that weíre getting a continuation of the increased PUA payouts, just reduced.

the pick-up artists union is really worth those dues, huh?

Quote
So Iím way more confident, homelessness might be over for me.

I'm really glad to hear that, Altered! How's your headspace been these last few weeks?

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on July 24, 2020, 02:05:19 pm
I returned to Chicago from Texas.

Iím in the between space that comes after ďarrival feastĒ but before ďsecond shower so you REALLY FEEL as clean as you actually areĒ. The cat is worse than I remembered in some ways, also twice as big and floofed out like an expensive plushie. So soft. Iíve taken a few claws to the face to touch the fuzz already.

I also learned today that weíre getting a continuation of the increased PUA payouts, just reduced.

For me, that gives me loads of ride time while I look for work. So Iím way more confident, homelessness might be over for me.


So good to hear that!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 24, 2020, 02:06:39 pm
Well, my job is probably moving to Cheyenne after all, but my boss just hit me with sack of money so I guess I'm going.

Bad news/good news is the best you can hope for in 2020.


wait


WAIT



wait.


they're letting you out of Arizona?



is this one of those Orpheus things where if you look back over your shoulder, ZIP ZORP SKEEBELOP ALOOP, Doug Doucey kicks your ass back home?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 24, 2020, 07:47:05 pm
Well, my job is probably moving to Cheyenne after all, but my boss just hit me with sack of money so I guess I'm going.

Bad news/good news is the best you can hope for in 2020.


wait


WAIT



wait.


they're letting you out of Arizona?



is this one of those Orpheus things where if you look back over your shoulder, ZIP ZORP SKEEBELOP ALOOP, Doug Doucey kicks your ass back home?

Wyoming is apparently just Arizona's basement.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 24, 2020, 07:53:10 pm
Wyoming is what you get when you ask your parents for Arizona, and they tell you that they have Arizona at home already.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 24, 2020, 07:59:27 pm
Wyoming is what you get when you ask your parents for Arizona, and they tell you that they have Arizona at home already.

This. 

Also mosquitoes and ice age conditions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 24, 2020, 09:25:14 pm
I also learned today that weíre getting a continuation of the increased PUA payouts, just reduced.

the pick-up artists union is really worth those dues, huh?

Watch it, stache man. I'll peck you like a chicken.

Quote
Quote
So Iím way more confident, homelessness might be over for me.

I'm really glad to hear that, Altered! How's your headspace been these last few weeks?

WEIRD

Like good but also panic and now BAM all the sudden I'm just not worried at all because I have coast time to spare? Weird shit. Looking for work starting Mon or Thurs depending on my mood.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 24, 2020, 09:34:52 pm
If you don't just wake up back in Tucson on the 1st Jan in 2021, you might need to rewrite some of your old content.

If you need advice on surviving weather that allows rubber to remain solid in sunlight, I have loads of it, like this:



If the thermometer says 75, it is safe to step outside without sunglasses, suntan lotion, parasol or solar protection suits. You can walk like it's inside of your house.

If the thermometer says 50, you may see other people continuing to walk around like it's inside of their house. Do not attempt to emulate them: they are the Fair Folk and they will curse you to age to a withered husk overnight. Instead, wear pajamas underneath your regular outside clothes.

If the ground looks like clean white sand outside, do not go outside. That is cocaine, and the feds are watching.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on July 24, 2020, 11:19:15 pm
If the ground looks like clean white sand outside, do not go outside. That is cocaine, and the feds are watching.
:lulz:

Also, YAY ALTERED!! 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on July 24, 2020, 11:20:46 pm
I repeat my prediction from Facebook: Howl will well and truly go feral, and be the Wild Manô the Goddess meant him to be. We'll hear about him on the news as the Sasquatch.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 25, 2020, 12:52:05 am
I repeat my prediction from Facebook: Howl will well and truly go feral, and be the Wild Manô the Goddess meant him to be. We'll hear about him on the news as the Sasquatch.

Well, yeah.  It's not like I'm gonna start wearing pants.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on July 25, 2020, 01:07:02 am
Yay Altered! I know you hate me but fuck it, I hope it works out in spite of your hate for me, I curse you to happiness. Now I go back to lurking.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 25, 2020, 05:28:14 am
Whole fucking gunfight near me. Iím far from downtown so this wasnít feds. Might have been a gang thing but I donít think so because a squad of cops (including motorcycle cops) went by between the first shot and the rest of them.

Not convinced I wouldnít have been hamburger if I was outside at the time, bullets had to have been dividing the air right in front of the door.

Must stress: back around March, this neighborhoodís scariest threat was package theft.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 25, 2020, 04:32:14 pm
 :lulz:

Someone, somehow, stole my work email. Cait.null.pro@gmail.com, meant to impress the hiring managers with how SERIOUS I am. Just fucking gone. I got force-logged out of it this morning and canít recover it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on July 26, 2020, 04:19:07 am
I joined this forum when I was 17. Today I turned 30 years old.

Just felt like saying it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on July 26, 2020, 04:54:46 am
Happy Bud-day!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 26, 2020, 06:00:21 pm
I joined this forum when I was 17. Today I turned 30 years old.

Just felt like saying it.

I joined when I was 34.

I'm dead now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on July 27, 2020, 04:33:07 am
Weird Regis Philbin died I didn't hear anything about iit.  And by hear, I mean none of my fb feed people posted about it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on July 27, 2020, 06:57:01 am
The price is wrong, biatch. Probably the wrong game show.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 27, 2020, 08:20:41 pm
The phone rang.  We still have a landline.  Mom told me to get it.
I answered.  It was a recording, from Visa/Mastercard account services; I'd qualified for a 0% interest rate.
But this time, there was a difference.  I pressed one.

There was a long pause, pregnant with the impregnable silence of the pit.

Then, sound; first, the background noise of a call center, and then a man with an Indian accent.  I don't remember what he said.  It didn't matter.

I inhaled, and screamed.  A hideous, bone-scraping, mind-flaying scream, a wail drawn from deepest void of hell, a cry empty of sanity, of humanity, of hope.  And as my breath slowly dwindled, my voice fading to a gasping, agonized moan,
I hung up.

I'd like to think I ruined his day.

I have a taste for this, now.
Next time will be worse.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 27, 2020, 08:26:06 pm
There was a long pause, pregnant with the impregnable silence of the pit.

What the fuck is that line?  "Pregnant with the impregnable"?  Are you just stringing together random words and pretending that's clever?  God, you're such a moron.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: PoFP on July 27, 2020, 08:35:22 pm
 :lulz:

This should also be a mobile app. It should respond to all calls from specified numbers or numbers owned by specified organizations with blood-curdling screams, and then maybe throw in a Wilhelm here and there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 28, 2020, 04:23:08 am
The phone rang.  We still have a landline.  Mom told me to get it.
I answered.  It was a recording, from Visa/Mastercard account services; I'd qualified for a 0% interest rate.
But this time, there was a difference.  I pressed one.

There was a long pause, pregnant with the impregnable silence of the pit.

Then, sound; first, the background noise of a call center, and then a man with an Indian accent.  I don't remember what he said.  It didn't matter.

I inhaled, and screamed.  A hideous, bone-scraping, mind-flaying scream, a wail drawn from deepest void of hell, a cry empty of sanity, of humanity, of hope.  And as my breath slowly dwindled, my voice fading to a gasping, agonized moan,
I hung up.

I'd like to think I ruined his day.

I have a taste for this, now.
Next time will be worse.

:mittens:

You gotta prerecord some screams of the damned stuff laid over you saying "WE GOT YOUR FRIENDS."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 28, 2020, 05:26:21 am
Gotta do it in a nice Beetlejuice croak. Southern accent to really draw it out for the best effect.

And you gotta pipe that screams of the damned shit in from the side so it comes in clear and you can still talk live.

You know. Gotta have a conversation. About your dog. We got him too. And whatís next? Your neighbor? Your savior? Well, too late for them. We got them and we got it all and we got you too. Click.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 28, 2020, 04:01:37 pm
Or just the voiceover from the end of Fett's Vette.

"Hey Chris, it's Bowie, uh, I'm at the Pathstation... I was wondering if I could crash on your couch, would that be cool? They locked me out of my apartment. Um... so call me back, man, there's a payphone here, some kid stole my cellphone, but the joke's on him cause Sprint shut it off... uh... just come by the station, alright? I'm gonna be sleeping on one of the benches"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 28, 2020, 04:29:23 pm
Just make a whole fucking playlist. So much potential. :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 29, 2020, 07:50:14 am
Hey guys, I'm back! 2020 has somehow failed to kill me thus far. should ask for my fucking money back.

recently got a new job producing spiritually themed candles for a local small business. Pays better and is safer than what i would have been doing before the pandemic, so i'm pretty happy with it. Also we make dick candles, which is still funny.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on July 29, 2020, 01:43:51 pm
congrats on the new job

do you need suggestions for spiritual candle names? Cause we could help with that


-Angel's Laundry
-Musty Old Bible
-St. Gulik's Secret Stash

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 29, 2020, 03:15:57 pm
-Musty Old Bible
I love the smell of old books.  I'm not a candle person, but I'd buy one of those.

I also like petrichor and the scent of lead-free solder.

Quote
-Angel's Laundry
Before or after washing?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on July 29, 2020, 10:20:24 pm
congrats on the new job

do you need suggestions for spiritual candle names? Cause we could help with that


-Angel's Laundry
-Musty Old Bible
-St. Gulik's Secret Stash

Belle Delphine Bathwater
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 30, 2020, 12:28:04 am
Gamer Girl Scent will go for big bucks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 30, 2020, 01:31:24 am
Virgin Waifu Pillow

Definitely Not Virgin Waifu Pillow

Unscented Zen

Caramel Social Collapse

Lavender Teargas

Boring Vanilla Lover
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 30, 2020, 01:57:50 am
Virgin Waifu Pillow

Definitely Not Virgin Waifu Pillow

Unscented Zen

Caramel Social Collapse

Lavender Teargas

Boring Vanilla Lover

 :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 30, 2020, 03:02:17 am
Still not dead yet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 30, 2020, 03:48:32 am
Still not dead yet.

Both good to hear AND a cool name for a scented candle.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on July 30, 2020, 03:59:26 am
Snuff the Magic Dragon
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on July 30, 2020, 04:32:58 am
Still not dead yet.
Hi, QGP!

Both good to hear AND a cool name for a scented candle.
"Not-Dead-Yet Battlefront" was also the temporary name of a certain misotheistic revolutionary group, as I recall.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 30, 2020, 04:51:02 am
Still not dead yet.

Best news all week. Keep living, weíre here for you.




Unrelated: I got a plague diary entry to write up, but hereís the kicker: all I got for my fucking trouble was BAD MATCHA. I didnít even know that was possible.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 30, 2020, 05:00:58 am
What could be worse than bad, misspelled macha?

Well now that you mention it...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 30, 2020, 05:02:50 am
*and Joe could never honorably return to PD again, not that he stopped*
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 30, 2020, 05:15:23 am
First: not misspelled, simply an obsolete Romanization that was adopted as the English word. This is how all of our Greek roots are, by the by, we misspell all of them to better match English orthology. All the ďchĒ words are actually ďkhĒ, and so on. But yeah. Check the wiki page for Matcha, itís in the info box.

Second: there are things worse than bad matcha, but not many things that you can be mistaken into looking forward to that also involve an entry in the Plague Diary thread. Soon.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on July 30, 2020, 05:04:00 pm
More spiritual candle names:

- yoni egg
- SMoKy QuArTz
- thieves vinegar (must smell like star anise and the sharpest white vinegar you can find)
- hand of glory
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 30, 2020, 05:52:07 pm
First: not misspelled, simply an obsolete Romanization that was adopted as the English word. This is how all of our Greek roots are, by the by, we misspell all of them to better match English orthology. All the ďchĒ words are actually ďkhĒ, and so on. But yeah. Check the wiki page for Matcha, itís in the info box.

Second: there are things worse than bad matcha, but not many things that you can be mistaken into looking forward to that also involve an entry in the Plague Diary thread. Soon.

I misspelled it on purpose knowing that it would be taken as a reference to your spelling rather than my own.

I'm regretging it a bit now in the full light of day, but only because shit sounds dire and I was not trying to be that big of an ass.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 30, 2020, 07:42:41 pm
Itís okay: I said orthology when I meant orthography, because Iím a dipshit.

Also, guess who appears to have had a cardiac event today!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on July 30, 2020, 07:51:26 pm
Fuck.  You ok?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 30, 2020, 07:59:41 pm
Unknown. Probably wonít know until I keel over or something, I still have no health insurance.

I recognized the chest and left shoulder pain when breathing, the shakiness and the indigestion. I sat the fuck down, went into deep breaths autopilot, and made a point of moving slow like a sloth and not lifting a goddamn thing for the rest of the day.

I have intermittent pain spikes at random in my head, neck and chest, but theyíre mild, short lived and have no obvious correlation with anything Iím doing at the time. I have told everyone whatís happening, and my current limitations.

This came on while having a panic attack AND helping a new roommate move stuff that is far too heavy for me, so it isnít weird that it happened. Iím just sick of this fucking bullshit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 30, 2020, 08:25:01 pm
Unknown. Probably wonít know until I keel over or something, I still have no health insurance.

I recognized the chest and left shoulder pain when breathing, the shakiness and the indigestion. I sat the fuck down, went into deep breaths autopilot, and made a point of moving slow like a sloth and not lifting a goddamn thing for the rest of the day.

I have intermittent pain spikes at random in my head, neck and chest, but theyíre mild, short lived and have no obvious correlation with anything Iím doing at the time. I have told everyone whatís happening, and my current limitations.

This came on while having a panic attack AND helping a new roommate move stuff that is far too heavy for me, so it isnít weird that it happened. Iím just sick of this fucking bullshit.

Fuck. Goddamn fucking fuck.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 30, 2020, 08:45:59 pm
Like Howl said before, God canít just let me have nice things unless he can drizzle diarrhea all over them first.

Homelessness conquered, but survival still uncertain. Just like American Jesus intended.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 30, 2020, 09:31:26 pm
My injury count for this week:

Chemical burns, right index finger and thumb
Cat scratches, back of right hand
Cut to bone, left index fingertip
Mild concussion from partially disassembled table, top center of skull
Fucking cardiac event, my damn chest

And I still have ... 3 hours to go before the week ends.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on July 30, 2020, 10:17:45 pm
Unknown. Probably wonít know until I keel over or something, I still have no health insurance.

I recognized the chest and left shoulder pain when breathing, the shakiness and the indigestion. I sat the fuck down, went into deep breaths autopilot, and made a point of moving slow like a sloth and not lifting a goddamn thing for the rest of the day.

I have intermittent pain spikes at random in my head, neck and chest, but theyíre mild, short lived and have no obvious correlation with anything Iím doing at the time. I have told everyone whatís happening, and my current limitations.

This came on while having a panic attack AND helping a new roommate move stuff that is far too heavy for me, so it isnít weird that it happened. Iím just sick of this fucking bullshit.
Shit, girl.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 30, 2020, 11:21:18 pm
Iím better for the ost part now, but my limbs have decreased in strength from ď20 lbs maximum per handĒ to ďfive might be overdoing it a little idkĒ

I tried to lift a duffel bag that had nothing but socks and a pack of cigarettes in it and my body told me that carrying it meant I had to lean over at a 45 degree angle and hold my arm at full extension. Which made it feel weightless, but tugging annoyingly at my fingers as I walked.

I donít know if I can get used to that, but apparently (yes my doctor is google shut up shut up) after a two to three week period I can use stairs again, so maybe itíll improve to my normal wimpiness instead of this super sucky sleepy poltergeist wimpiness.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on July 30, 2020, 11:55:04 pm
This whole Altered having a bad heart thing does not sit well with me. Someone please make this better.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 31, 2020, 03:15:45 am
3 more cases at work, for a total of 19, with two deaths.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 31, 2020, 03:17:51 am
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 31, 2020, 06:54:08 am
 :lulz: heís a COVID truther now???

Of course he fucking is
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on July 31, 2020, 07:38:08 am
Worse than that, it's an attempted pun.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 31, 2020, 08:04:17 am
Heís really let himself go.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 31, 2020, 08:16:58 am
Sorry to hear about Altered's heart troubles. Hope you can get the help you need.

Also it breaks my heart that we don't actually produce any scented candles, cuz these names are fucking GOLD.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 31, 2020, 08:19:21 am
Also, hey QGP!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on July 31, 2020, 01:11:26 pm
I am also sorry about Altered's troubles.  Had my own scare a few years back, I know how it feels.

Altered, may I suggest you cue up Jethro Tull's "Too Old to Rock and Roll"?  It was what I needed.


Aside from that, I haven't had much to say in the last 4 years.   I have something to say now, though, once it's done percolating.  Sometime today, I think.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on July 31, 2020, 01:26:25 pm
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 31, 2020, 04:34:57 pm
I am also sorry about Altered's troubles.  Had my own scare a few years back, I know how it feels.

Altered, may I suggest you cue up Jethro Tull's "Too Old to Rock and Roll"?  It was what I needed.


Aside from that, I haven't had much to say in the last 4 years.   I have something to say now, though, once it's done percolating.  Sometime today, I think.

For me, I just needed to get into a good fuck-you mindset to the people who kept putting me in fucked up health-destroying situations.

So I listened to Coal Chamber, the songs Rivals and One Step did what I needed. Mostly One Step.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 31, 2020, 07:58:57 pm
Altered: get your ass to a COVID test. Cardiac events in our age bracket are a potential symptom.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on July 31, 2020, 09:31:20 pm
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?

Good day sir, do you happen to have an opinion on DRUGS?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on July 31, 2020, 10:42:05 pm
Some asshole with a Galaxy s9+ just connected to my Bluetooth and is spoofing WiFi at the studio. Color me impressed (fuck you, I HATE changing passwords)


ETA; landlord just got a new caretaker that also went through my mail... Thanks
Quote



"com.apple.bluetooth.sensorTracking.stateChanged" has been registered 23420 times - this may be a leak
Jul 31 13:46:11 XXX com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.AirPortBaseStationAgent): Service only ran for 5 seconds. Pushing respawn out by 5 seconds.


ETA: and then, when confronted, they obfuscate with piddle about IP addresses... PWNED


... added VPN auto connect and going for a run
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on July 31, 2020, 11:15:48 pm
Altered: get your ass to a COVID test. Cardiac events in our age bracket are a potential symptom.

I will, but itís super unlikely to be that because of the sheer number of risk factors I have for cardiovascular problems (frankly itís surprising I didnít have one in Texas) and the specific cause (lifting and moving heavy stuff while having a freak-out panic attack for the third straight hour, in the sun).

When it comes to cardiac events, I am well above and beyond where I should be by my age. The smoking, the meat heavy diet, the stress. COVID should strike me dead to the ground instantly, and I have no other symptoms. I am tired by the normal amount, my rare coughs have obvious triggers (inhaling food for instance), and I have, if anything, more energy since Iím not wasting it doing tasks that require a lot of energy.

Again, Iíll get the test. Itís free here, after all. But I wonít be worried.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on August 01, 2020, 12:34:04 am
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



Good day sir, do you happen to have an opinion on DRUGS?

No?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: PoFP on August 01, 2020, 01:57:37 am
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



Good day sir, do you happen to have an opinion on DRUGS?

No?

I'm not gonna be cool until he does a FAT LINE OF WEED and proves he's cool.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 01, 2020, 02:27:03 am
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



Good day sir, do you happen to have an opinion on DRUGS?

No?

I'm not gonna be cool until he does a FAT LINE OF WEED and proves he's cool.

You're just a shill for Big Cool.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on August 01, 2020, 02:31:56 am
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



Good day sir, do you happen to have an opinion on DRUGS?

No?
Hello newb, you're in for a bit of a trial.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pergamos on August 01, 2020, 02:45:26 am
Hey guys, I'm back! 2020 has somehow failed to kill me thus far. should ask for my fucking money back.

recently got a new job producing spiritually themed candles for a local small business. Pays better and is safer than what i would have been doing before the pandemic, so i'm pretty happy with it. Also we make dick candles, which is still funny.

Spiritually themed dicks?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: PoFP on August 01, 2020, 03:20:51 am
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



Good day sir, do you happen to have an opinion on DRUGS?

No?

I'm not gonna be cool until he does a FAT LINE OF WEED and proves he's cool.

You're just a shill for Big Cool.

I'm completely within my right to charge as much as I want for my Cool!   :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on August 01, 2020, 03:43:15 am
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



Good day sir, do you happen to have an opinion on DRUGS?

No?
Hello newb, you're in for a bit of a trial.

And tribulations?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on August 01, 2020, 06:05:42 am
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



Good day sir, do you happen to have an opinion on DRUGS?

No?

I'm not gonna be cool until he does a FAT LINE OF WEED and proves he's cool.

You're just a shill for Big Cool.

I'm completely within my right to charge as much as I want for my Cool!   :argh!:


Cram, itís Friday...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 01, 2020, 06:07:33 am
Hey guys, I'm back! 2020 has somehow failed to kill me thus far. should ask for my fucking money back.

recently got a new job producing spiritually themed candles for a local small business. Pays better and is safer than what i would have been doing before the pandemic, so i'm pretty happy with it. Also we make dick candles, which is still funny.

Spiritually themed dicks?
i mean, yea, apparently. if you're into candle magic
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on August 01, 2020, 06:46:52 am
Waiting room is full.  Bovine19 seems to be RWHN.

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



Good day sir, do you happen to have an opinion on DRUGS?

No?
Hello newb, you're in for a bit of a trial.

And tribulations?

Trails and intubations OWO
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 01, 2020, 07:19:03 am
At what point do we just assume this is RWHN back for round three and threaten to sic the weed gangsters on him again
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2020, 12:43:14 pm
I mean, I've already assumed that. But I can see IP addresses, so that might be cheating
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 01, 2020, 05:16:38 pm
 :lulz:

Time to call up the weed gangsters with the location of RWHNís stash of illicit drug prevention stuff again
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 01, 2020, 11:26:13 pm
Thereís a minor twist in the plan to get a COVID test.

I canít leave the apartment.

I mean, without risking another heart attack or diving out a window. Iím on the third floor and there are no elevators.

Aside from that: good days so far. Iím recovering from my cardiac event after a minor hiccup yesterday (fucking canít even wash dishes!!!), the roommates are fun, Iím better with money management than they are (but no ones hurting), my PS4 and computers are all setup in a row.

Brain is moving a bit slower, Iím moving a bit slower, but Iím finally... not worried. My anxiety has dropped as low as itís been for over two years. Housing means stability means I can get work means continued housing and stability.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on August 02, 2020, 12:16:31 am
That is...a concern. Yikes. But! I'm glad you're less anxious and have the space to get shit done!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on August 02, 2020, 12:45:32 am
See, thatís why I was all like ďCalifornia.Ē


...




But noooooooo.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on August 02, 2020, 01:35:59 am
See, thatís why I was all like ďCalifornia.Ē


...




But noooooooo.
What in the fuck are you talking about
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on August 02, 2020, 01:47:32 am
See, thatís why I was all like ďCalifornia.Ē


...




But noooooooo.
What in the fuck are you talking about


How hard
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on August 02, 2020, 03:05:09 am
See, thatís why I was all like ďCalifornia.Ē


...




But noooooooo.
What in the fuck are you talking about


How hard
Why are you allowed
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 02, 2020, 06:15:55 am
Heís one of those humans that doesnít meet emissions code. Just dispose of him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 02, 2020, 01:54:07 pm
More like a collapsed bee hive. Not so long ago he seemed much more coherent. Might have been one of those temporary illusions of order tho.

I fully agree that he needs to check his emissions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on August 02, 2020, 03:40:36 pm
See, thatís why I was all like ďCalifornia.Ē


...




But noooooooo.

And that's why I was all, "Idaho, Alaska"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Don Coyote on August 02, 2020, 05:33:16 pm
gross someone shit poster is using a cow referencing username.
I hate you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on August 02, 2020, 06:17:55 pm
See, thatís why I was all like ďCalifornia.Ē


...




But noooooooo.

And that's why I was all, "Idaho, Alaska"
For a second I was thinking Iowa, then I was all like Hawaii... Still wanna do that tho sometimes, I think its hereditary.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on August 02, 2020, 07:41:00 pm
Heís one of those humans that doesnít meet emissions code. Just dispose of him.
:lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 02, 2020, 11:03:13 pm
gross someone shit poster is using a cow referencing username.
I hate you.

Itís drugs boy, back for round three of us telling the marijuana mafia where his dog goes to school so he can flame out spectacularly
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on August 02, 2020, 11:49:49 pm
Again, I am impressed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 03, 2020, 12:00:24 am
A reminder for LuciferX:

Again, nobody fucking asked you. Not one fucking person even hinted at asking you. Instead, Iím going to give you a number of suggestions you can do instead of being here, you tiny moron fuck.

Change your password to a keyboard smash and log out.
Live in a dumpster.
Fist-fight a brown bear.
Cut your power cable.
Purchase and race a combine harvester.
Set your computer on fire (be sure to use a magnesium firestarter).
Eat twenty or more oranges in under 24 hours.
Go join the #discord IRC channel and find out where zlax and the other Nazicordians live these days.
Make a threat on this forum again so you can get banned.
Raise emus.
Climb a dead tree, without safety equipment, in a rainstorm.
Move to a remote Russian peninsula where you canít access the internet.
Live on a boat in the South China Sea.
Start a business adding pointless internet access capabilities to something that doesnít need and canít make use of them, i.e. Juicero.
Sell all of your worldly possessions, invest in Bitcoin, and wait for the market to rise.
Build a rocket to go into space so you can prove the earth is flat.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on August 03, 2020, 03:10:23 am
You have to be careful with the emus, they get a little feisty when you try to pick them up. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on August 03, 2020, 06:21:41 am
You have to be careful with the emus, they get a little feisty when you try to pick them up.

Im injecting krokodile into my veins ITT
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 03, 2020, 07:10:16 am
You have to be careful with the emus, they get a little feisty when you try to pick them up.

Im injecting krokodile into my veins ITT

Rank fucking amateur

Real addicts like me ran out of veins year ago and have taken to dripping it directly into the spinal column using nothing but a rusty nail welded to their water heater and an old garden hose connected to a bag of the good shit

They call it Prick Dicking and itís basically the bare fucking minimum to even be a krokodil hobbyist so stop faking it for internet rep
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on August 03, 2020, 07:41:33 am
A reminder for LuciferX:

Again, nobody fucking asked you. Not one fucking person even hinted at asking you. Instead, Iím going to give you a number of suggestions you can do instead of being here, you tiny moron fuck.

Change your password to a keyboard smash and log out.
Live in a dumpster.
Fist-fight a brown bear.
Cut your power cable.
Purchase and race a combine harvester.
Set your computer on fire (be sure to use a magnesium firestarter).
Eat twenty or more oranges in under 24 hours.
Go join the #discord IRC channel and find out where zlax and the other Nazicordians live these days.
Make a threat on this forum again so you can get banned.
Raise emus.
Climb a dead tree, without safety equipment, in a rainstorm.
Move to a remote Russian peninsula where you canít access the internet.
Live on a boat in the South China Sea.
Start a business adding pointless internet access capabilities to something that doesnít need and canít make use of them, i.e. Juicero.
Sell all of your worldly possessions, invest in Bitcoin, and wait for the market to rise.
Build a rocket to go into space so you can prove the earth is flat.


Yes, the power cable bit  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on August 03, 2020, 08:35:07 am
You have to be careful with the emus, they get a little feisty when you try to pick them up.

Im injecting krokodile into my veins ITT

Rank fucking amateur

Real addicts like me ran out of veins year ago and have taken to dripping it directly into the spinal column using nothing but a rusty nail welded to their water heater and an old garden hose connected to a bag of the good shit

They call it Prick Dicking and itís basically the bare fucking minimum to even be a krokodil hobbyist so stop faking it for internet rep

Oh altered, you fell into my Trap Pun Card, you've been bamboozled and played like a fiddle, and now you're banished to the shadow realm - Do you even know how the locals call me?????
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KROKODILE JOHNNY - anyhow, where did i leave my feisty emu...

(Crocodile Dundee, if anyone missed it, WOOSH)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on August 03, 2020, 01:19:38 pm
You have to be careful with the emus, they get a little feisty when you try to pick them up.

Im injecting krokodile into my veins ITT

Snap!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on August 06, 2020, 01:43:36 pm
Has anyone else found the murder hornets thread of the pandemic mildly disappointing?  Way less murdery hornetting than was sold in the trailer!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on August 06, 2020, 02:21:08 pm
Has anyone else found the murder hornets thread of the pandemic mildly disappointing?

700,000 people have died from this pandemic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 06, 2020, 03:39:14 pm
Has anyone else found the murder hornets thread of the pandemic mildly disappointing?

700,000 people have died from this pandemic.

We're not even done with the prelude.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 06, 2020, 04:51:45 pm
Are we all just gonna sit here and ignore our assets?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on August 06, 2020, 04:58:11 pm
Has anyone else found the murder hornets thread of the pandemic mildly disappointing?

700,000 people have died from this pandemic.

That's what happens when humans with the mental capacities of cucumbers are put in charge.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 06, 2020, 05:23:14 pm
Are we all just gonna sit here and ignore our assets?

 :? I don't know what you mean exactly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on August 06, 2020, 09:54:27 pm
Today I learned that there is a lot of people who think the USSR were the good guys at the end of WWII and the Cold War, and I don't have the patience to tell them that they don't need to pick that side just because America is shit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 06, 2020, 10:03:34 pm
Ah, tankies

I hate them
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 07, 2020, 04:23:30 pm
Are we all just gonna sit here and ignore our assets?

 :? I don't know what you mean exactly.

Towards the end, RWHN began to refer to children as "our assets".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 07, 2020, 06:54:49 pm
good god i forgot that shit
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 08, 2020, 03:28:57 am
I have a specter of death haunting the other residents of my building, who invite a bunch of friends over without masks to bitch about the COVID hoax.

Iím wondering how best to tell him food has arrived without disrupting the Ominous Aura.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 08, 2020, 08:40:31 pm
I have a specter of death haunting the other residents of my building, who invite a bunch of friends over without masks to bitch about the COVID hoax.

Iím wondering how best to tell him food has arrived without disrupting the Ominous Aura.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 09, 2020, 03:29:30 pm
It's 95F in London. Everything is horrible and I want to die in a freezer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on August 09, 2020, 04:23:26 pm
Saskatoon hit 34 C last week; this morning we're at +13, with today's forecast at 22.

Saskatchewan normally has screwy weather, but there's something off this year.  Y'know how beans are stupidly easy to grow?  I had a germination rate of about 50% and what came up isn't doing well.  On the other hand, my carrots often come up patchy, so I sometimes need to reseed some sections two or three times.  This year, they all came up beautifully, on the first planting, and are now threatening to invade the adjacent rows of onions.

I really should stop fertilizing them, for everyone's safety, but they said that if I did that, they would eat the neighbour's cat for nutrients
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 09, 2020, 04:28:11 pm
London's summer weather has been off as well. Last week was like 22C and overcast, as had most of the summer. But we get occasional days - or in this case, a whole week - where everything goes insane. It's been 95F from Friday and will be until this Friday, and we're also due to have serious thunderstorms from tomorrow onwards.

Usually there will be a thunderstorm at the end of a heatwave, but cocurrent with it, for multiple days? That just doesn't happen here.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on August 09, 2020, 10:15:28 pm
It's 95F in London. Everything is horrible and I want to die in a freezer.

Thats disgusting even for mid-Mexico standards. I can easily bear up to 32C if the humidity is below 30%, but anything beyond that i just want to cry and hug an ice bag.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 09, 2020, 10:59:13 pm
I do best in the 40-60 F range (40 without wind, 60 with wind).

I spent about a week in the 100-105 F range in Texas. And I had to wear a hoodie outside, in the sun, cause of a skin condition.

It just isn't fair.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 10, 2020, 12:11:48 am
It's 95F in London. Everything is horrible and I want to die in a freezer.

*Laughs in 113F*

*died last week*
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 10, 2020, 12:14:17 am
It might actually be that hot in London. Inbetween the urban heat island effect, the humidity and the fact everyone in this country is built to absorb and trap heat, I am willing to bet there is at least 5C on whatever is reported as the actual temperature.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pergamos on August 10, 2020, 04:28:50 am
In Washington it just didn't stop raining,  Usually it stops in July, it didn't.  We've had a little summer heat, and then it started raining in August too, which it really doesn't do.

Better than what you poor saps are getting, but still concerning.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Junkenstein on August 10, 2020, 03:09:35 pm
Currently working out of a cave.

The echoing laugh you hear in the distance is me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 10, 2020, 03:26:01 pm
At least I know the thunderstorms are on their way. Should also rain overnight, which will help. The days aren't so bad, it's the nights that are killing me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on August 11, 2020, 06:04:39 am
Roger stone is coming to a church about 30 mile from my house. it's Pastor Greg Locke's church. You may have been unfortunate enough to have seen him on FB or some other interweb. He was recently noted for threatening "Iím going to take these work boots and Iím going to kick your teeth down your throat" to a Dunkin Donuts employee for telling him to wear a mask in his store. Which he then bragged about on his youtube.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2020/08/trump-loving-anti-mask-pastor-threatens-dunkin-donuts-employee-with-assault/

Christ, what an asshole.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 11, 2020, 06:12:51 am
Roger stone is coming to a church about 30 mile from my house. it's Pastor Greg Locke's church. You may have been unfortunate enough to have seen him on FB or some other interweb. He was recently noted for threatening "Iím going to take these work boots and Iím going to kick your teeth down your throat" to a Dunkin Donuts employee for telling him to wear a mask in his store. Which he then bragged about on his youtube.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2020/08/trump-loving-anti-mask-pastor-threatens-dunkin-donuts-employee-with-assault/

Christ, what an asshole.

Every day the light
further dwindles from my eyes
Fuck off Roger Stone
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on August 11, 2020, 10:09:29 pm
It's 95F in London. Everything is horrible and I want to die in a freezer.

But hey, at least itís a wet heat.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on August 11, 2020, 10:35:18 pm
That sounds like living in an armpit, Cain. Hope it cools down a bit!


My district is doing distance learning for the foreseeable future and I'll still be getting work, so now I have to make a work station in my tiny house. I found some shelves on Craigslist so I'll be able to use my vanity as a desk, at least.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on August 11, 2020, 11:00:28 pm
Some tree trimming service was working its way down the back alley, and it seems they snagged an overhead fiber optic line.  It's broken at the utility pole where my house is connected.

Since my internet hasn't gone out, I'm guessing that:

The connection to the head-end is somewhere to the west.
Several of the neighbors to the east will soon be very pissed, if they aren't already.
I'm likely to have a brief outage sometime in the next few days, when the repair guys show up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 12, 2020, 01:30:29 pm
It's 95F in London. Everything is horrible and I want to die in a freezer.

But hey, at least itís a wet heat.

I'm so glad Josh Ellis mentioned that on Facebook. He lives in a goddamn desert and he finds London's heatwave unbearable. So it's not just me here, not liking the heat like I do, it really is that bad.

That sounds like living in an armpit, Cain. Hope it cools down a bit!

Apparently today will be the last of the worst of it. Tomorrow will drop below 30C and the thunderstorms will properly hit, then on Friday it will be about 25C during the day. After that, it's back to 22C days and 15C nights.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 12, 2020, 09:53:05 pm
Cain, the waiting room is full.

LOOKS like all bots, but I didn't want to zap any because I'm not entirely certain.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 12, 2020, 10:10:17 pm
Good call, they were all bots. I watched them piling up but it was too hot to do anything
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Elder Iptuous on August 13, 2020, 12:20:11 am
Man. I'm feeling so thirsty for an -ism, lately!
Just mentally exhausted from the Shit Going On, and slogging through nuance and a lack of -ism fueled certainty.

It looks so tempting.  I see folks everywhere drinking their curriculum, and dining on channels, and they seem so satisfied...

Was hung mung ecstatic or despondent as he slapped his ass?  I used to be the former, but am currently feeling the latter.

Please advise.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 13, 2020, 02:46:42 am
Man. I'm feeling so thirsty for an -ism, lately!
Just mentally exhausted from the Shit Going On, and slogging through nuance and a lack of -ism fueled certainty.

It looks so tempting.  I see folks everywhere drinking their curriculum, and dining on channels, and they seem so satisfied...

Was hung mung ecstatic or despondent as he slapped his ass?  I used to be the former, but am currently feeling the latter.

Please advise.

In 2020, you only have two choices:

(https://i.imgur.com/w2fW0Fa.jpg?1)

or

(https://i.imgur.com/yQQB0Km.jpg?1)

Or whatever the fuck this is

(https://i.imgur.com/KvwfR1L.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 13, 2020, 03:30:07 am
The only -ism left is schism.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on August 13, 2020, 04:50:40 am
There's always katagelasticism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katagelasticism).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 13, 2020, 05:13:30 am
That's ME.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 13, 2020, 04:03:39 pm
Grrr, the storm has not started yet, even though it's super dark outside. It's still hot, though thankfully not as hot as it has been
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 17, 2020, 07:10:41 am
its so hot here in CA i have been contemplating buying several bags of ice, tossing them in the tub and laying on them until a bath results.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 17, 2020, 01:20:56 pm
I've heard. Wasn't it predicted to be like 115F on the coast? Even with building for air flow and A/C, that's too hot. Like, Italians take into account heat and I've been in Rome when it's above 110F and it's still miserable.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 17, 2020, 03:15:32 pm
Welcome to Tucson, everyone!   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: PoFP on August 17, 2020, 03:31:14 pm
Welcome to Tucson, everyone!   :lulz:

If you can't come to Tucson, Tucson will come to you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on August 17, 2020, 03:36:45 pm
Hey y'all, just got back from Montana.  The landshark menace has been beaten back for another year.

Now, I need to get a brain tickle and stay inside for 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 18, 2020, 08:55:54 am
Some dipshit just rolled up in the glass door of the dojo. About my height and fairly built, upright posture. Wore a skully cap and long sleeve light jacket on a fine August night, gloves. Had himself a striker baton in his hand. I was sitting on the couch tucked up to the left of the door in the front room. A buddy of mine I had invited by was sitting more in sight from the door tucked up to the right.

Dude quickly realized my friend was sitting there as he played a video game and looked up. Motherfucker bolted. He was unmasked and clearly not expecting to see anyone. He was clearly dressed and prepped for a little game of smash and grab. Whoever he was he was fast enough to be gone by the time we got up and out the door, quiet enough that I caught no footfalls.

Despite seeing that some of the lights were on and looking like a pro or at least fairly smart amateur he expected nobody to be in or he would not have stepped up. I sold my car today. It has sat out front announcing my presence every night for weeks lights on or off. I'm certain this guy had a plan and was specifically targeting the dojo. The first time my car was gone from its usual place seems like a bit too strong of a coincidence. We made him, but only my friend got a clear look at his face. I don't think he was even aware of me as I remained still. My plan if he swung was to spread a blanket to hand on the couch to cover the glass as I was barefooted. The rest is whatever.

I have no reason to believe he will be back soon, but I suspect he might try a do over at some point if he spots all the lights out when my car never comes back. Some of the weapons and equipment are quite valuable on the right market.

I may just arrange a surprise for him if he does. I don't need much light. Gonna have an interesting conversation with the sensei come tomorrow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 18, 2020, 07:59:43 pm
Apparently thereís a wave of people seeking out trans women to brutalize them in public.

No one is doing anything to help them. Cops walking past laughing. And the trans community, largely extremely left wing, is saying ďarm up and play like youíre in a warzoneĒ.

So, since Iím in Chicago, and itís bad here and the weapon laws are insanely punitive, I just am not going to go outside anymore for any reason ever.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 18, 2020, 08:01:15 pm
To be clear, Iíve only been going out for food and necessities, and only during the day. But now I donít feel like even thatís a good idea and I feel like my best bet is to not go anywhere at all.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 18, 2020, 08:41:22 pm
 :mad:

Times get bad and the opportunists are out in force. Sounds like the brown shirts have just learned to be metastic self directed cells instead of an organized formal heirarchy. God fucking damn it. Stay safe as well as you can altered.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on August 18, 2020, 08:45:31 pm
Fuck, you just can't catch a break!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 19, 2020, 08:46:21 pm
So, I am being stalked by Ron Paul Weed XXX dude.

On the even creepier side, he now lives about 45 minutes away.

On the less creepy side, he's not actually scary and I don't care.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 19, 2020, 10:17:36 pm
Just give him the gas face if you see him in real life, he'll spontaneously launch his intestines out through his toenails.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on August 19, 2020, 10:30:09 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/UR7871f.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 19, 2020, 10:38:05 pm
Just give him the gas face if you see him in real life, he'll spontaneously launch his intestines out through his toenails.

If I meet him in real life, it's because he crossed 50 miles of desert to make it happen.

The gas face would at some point be involved, but would hardly be the entire process.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 19, 2020, 10:38:19 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/UR7871f.gif)

This is why I love the 80s.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 20, 2020, 07:49:57 pm
So, after hearing about Amazon doing a Wheel of Time TV series scheduled for release next year, I decided to re-read the Wheel of Time series.

AMA about braid-tugging or why shrilly scolding someone with the power to level a continent and is going insane is the best way to handle matters.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 20, 2020, 09:51:28 pm
So, after hearing about Amazon doing a Wheel of Time TV series scheduled for release next year, I decided to re-read the Wheel of Time series.

AMA about braid-tugging or why shrilly scolding someone with the power to level a continent and is going insane is the best way to handle matters.

A kick in the nads is really the only reasonable course.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 20, 2020, 10:34:47 pm
This series would be 10,000 better if it were Matrim and Birgitte Drinking Adventures, with Talmanes as the sensible adult of the group. Actually, for the most part I can stand most of it except for

- Egwene. Just Egwegne
- Perrin and Faile's emotionally abusive relationship
- Every Aes Sedai in existence acting completely insufferably for idiot reasons
- Rand wangsting about women he's killed or caused to be killed, rather than worrying about going insane and the end of the world, which are legitimate concerns
- EVIL RED AJAH LESBIANS
- Everything to do with Rand's harem. Just...why?
- Thom spending like 4 books offscreen, doing nothing. Because that's not a complete waste of an awesome character.
- Sammael Sitting On His Illian Throne, doing the best Orcus impersonation possible by doing absolutely nothing right up until the moment Rand yeets him from the Pattern.
- For that matter all of The Forsaken, minus perhaps Demandred, being absolute morons.

And of course the inevitable slowing down of the plot, which I've hit through reaching book 8.

It does make me wonder though. A lot of the books work through individual character introspection and their inner voice narrating things. They can do a certain amount as exposition, of course, but that is going to be hard to translate into a series, no matter what. And a lot of things won't really make much sense without a very detailed picture of what the characters are thinking at a given time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 21, 2020, 03:34:39 am
In further "can't catch a fucking break" news:

My laptop probably needs RMA'd. GPU failure. Brand fucking new. I'm asking around for ways to sidestep this fucking issue, but I'm not making much headway yet. RMA seems to be the answer. GOD DAMNIT.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 21, 2020, 09:07:59 am
Urgh. God damn laptops...they certainly don't seem to make them to last, though breaking while brand new is a new one on me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 21, 2020, 09:35:36 am
Also? In the time of COVID, RMA is not too different from throwing a laptop out with the awareness you'll get one for your next birthday.

So I'll be computerless for awhile... again. I'm hoping there's a different solution.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on August 21, 2020, 06:20:37 pm
Hey y'all, just got back from Montana.  The landshark menace has been beaten back for another year.

Now, I need to get a brain tickle and stay inside for 2 weeks.

Brain got tickled.  24 hour turnaround.  Negative. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on August 21, 2020, 07:18:32 pm
The landshark menace is metasizing into a gang problem thanks to this fuckup

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/dhxc0kFsjOA/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on August 21, 2020, 07:28:53 pm
It was a tough year, to be sure.  The gang lost three horses to that fucking hammerhead.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 21, 2020, 10:09:59 pm
Best Buy are an Authorized Product Repair center for ASUS products, so I'm going to be dropping my computer off there soon. Probably today. I'll have my phone, but goddamnit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on August 22, 2020, 11:38:18 pm
I demand MIA
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 23, 2020, 12:32:35 am
LuciferX needs to take a high dive head first into a dilapidated quarry.



In other news: Best Buy employee says I can expect them to junk out my tiny laptop after a couple weeks and give me credit toward a new one. And Iíll just get another of the exact same one, honestly, because itís a gaming laptop with ten hours battery life and a weight less than 4 pounds, and I am the first person so far to have any SERIOUS issues with it.

(Mostly cosmetic crap and user error is common, no one has RMAd one for a GPU failure yet. Except me.)

(Also, I cant get over how handy it is to have something the total size of two 13Ē MacBooks duct taped together that can stream video and play retro games for ten hours on a single charge AND smash every benchmark through the ceiling once you plug it in.)

In the meantime, I have a tiny Surface Pro thing with two hours on a full charge of the battery, and my phone. So...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on August 23, 2020, 10:47:44 am
 :lulz:

Surface Pro died for good after... 3 hours of YouTube videos.

Yeah.

Iím having a good ol goddamn time now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on August 24, 2020, 11:13:52 pm
It's just one thing after another with you, jeez. ☹️


California continues to be smoky hell. We got a little rain last night, surprisingly, and it knocked some shit out of the air so it's not currently sunset honey gold at 3p like it has been for the last couple days. but that will not hold bc there's still not enough prison slaves to fight the umpteen fires, the valley is pretty much in a ring of fucking fire, and dry thunderstorms predicted for sacramento. 🙃 I need to move out of the state at the very least
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on August 28, 2020, 04:03:34 pm
Sometimes living in the future is fun.

I want to set up an outdoor temperature sensor, but (1) it can't be too close to the house, (2) I want it to be wired, and (3) I don't want to trip over the cable.  So I surfed youtube for a bit, starting out with horizontal boring augers, and somehow progressing to DIY hydraulic mining (https://youtu.be/eSGzFeze8dY?t=129).  Then I took a trip to Home Despot.

BOM:

10ft 1/2 in. conduit ($4.78)
    (Not pressure rated, but I'd rather pressurize conduit temporarily than run cable through a water pipe (even if it's just 2 mA at 5V)).

1/2 in. PVC cap ($0.93)
    (I cement this to one end of the conduit, and drill a small hole to make a "nozzle")

1/2 in. PVC threaded adapter ($0.48)
1/2 in. to 3/4 in. swivel adapter ($3.64)
    (These are to hook up the garden hose to the other end of the conduit)

Grey PVC cement ($6.20)
    (But no primer, because fuck you (https://www.plumbingsupply.com/the-great-pvc-primer-debate.html)).

So, after $16.03 (plus tax) and about 15 minutes of work in somewhat muddy conditions, I've run ten foot of conduit from a shady spot under a pine tree, beneath a brick wall, under a concrete-slab walkway, and out under the deck attached to the house.

That was way easier than it had any right to be.

Feel free to get all pedantic about how the evaporative cooling from the pine trees will affect measurement accuracy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on September 01, 2020, 09:33:03 pm
I'm trying to find this gif... I know it originally came from SomethingAwful forums but it was seen here sometimes too

it was basically like this  :eek: <- but with one big eye, and it slowly got bigger and bigger and bigger


somebody must remember where to find this gem of a gif
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on September 01, 2020, 09:47:10 pm
(https://oi209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/forum/ohsnap-1.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on September 01, 2020, 10:23:42 pm
I'm trying to find this gif... I know it originally came from SomethingAwful forums but it was seen here sometimes too

it was basically like this  :eek: <- but with one big eye, and it slowly got bigger and bigger and bigger


somebody must remember where to find this gem of a gif

This is the original, if you can reverse image search might get it

(https://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-pwn.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on September 03, 2020, 04:54:37 pm
no luck, I'll probably have to dig up an old computer to find it. I swore I had it in the old wompvault.



DIFFERENT TOPIC

I'm halfway through HBO's Watchmen - this may be the best TV show I've seen in years

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on September 03, 2020, 06:59:33 pm
It's a very interesting take, isn't it? I like that they went with a sequel, rather than just rehashing the comic - as much as I think Watchmen would work best as a televised miniseries I would prefer to watch something new - and this series was very new in several ways.
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Post by: Cramulus on September 03, 2020, 07:40:43 pm
yeah -- without spoiling anything ---

The way the show discusses the whitewashing of history, and how power structures morph and adopt their attackers tactics in order to preserve themselves ... it's a good telling of history, but it also feels prophetic



Like, look at this screenshot -- this was made in 2019! How did they capture feeling of 2020 so perfectly?
(https://specials-images.forbesimg.com/imageserve/5ee3c7128446ca0006e9e774/960x0.jpg?fit=scale)


The spirit of the Watchmen includes the whole narrative surrounding "good guys" and "bad guys" (the very bones of superhero fiction) always ends up twisting into a defense of state power and the status quo. Batman never actually fights wealth inequality, he fights its exaggerated cartoonish symptoms. Superman never fought the KKK. (except for on the old timey radio show (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gopZ2X4FUiM)) Most superhero fiction measleads us into thinking that crime comes from "bad guys" - and by doing that, it protects institutional failure and injustice.


SO GOOD

just a really smart and well-produced show
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on September 03, 2020, 07:57:05 pm
And in addition to all of that, it has Jeremy Irons chewing the scenery in a way that makes his stint as Rodrigo Borgia/Pope Alexander VI look restrained by comparison.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on September 03, 2020, 09:25:58 pm
That was an AMAZING show.

If youíre not watching ďLovecraft CountryĒ, you should.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on September 03, 2020, 09:50:19 pm
And in addition to all of that, it has Jeremy Irons chewing the scenery in a way that makes his stint as Rodrigo Borgia/Pope Alexander VI look restrained by comparison.

True! But the peak of his acting career was clearly the D&D movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOCGeOtjIHQ)


That was an AMAZING show.

If youíre not watching ďLovecraft CountryĒ, you should.

Yeah I am absolutely putting that show into my face that as soon as I finish Watchmen

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on September 05, 2020, 03:24:45 am
Iíve contracted some sort of plague (possibly the plague itís own self, even though Iíve been obsessive, but Iíll get to that) and feel so shitty today that I bowed out of some forum mafia games Iím in.

And it turns out that this roommate who moved in with my friend and I is just so far from a good fit that itís unreal, and as a result I AND my friend might end up homeless again if this fucker does what heís planning ó planning without telling us, and playing the solid stonewall dipshit when we confront him about it.

Heís selling his brand new TV and all his furniture to buy an RV. I.e., moving out.

We were not consulted. We have not been told about anything we have done. We were not ... anything.

How much not anything?

My friend was blocked from viewing the Facebook post about selling these things. He found out about it from his boyfriend. The post is up, we have confirmed it, but my friend was literally blocked from seeing it.

When confronted, he said he was only selling ďknick-knacksĒ and he couldnít possibly know why my friend would be unable to see it. My friend gave up on pressing the matter. Which is foolishness, but I suppose unavoidable: If I had been pressing I might have ended up squeezing his lying eyeballs out.

If this kid moves out and refuses to pay his last month of rent (or fucks off right before itís due) we are utterly fucked, and cannot make rent. At that point we have no choice but a brittle smile, a quiet shrug, and moving out.

Itís all I can do to not have a screaming meltdown at this disrespectful sociopathic bullshit. I havenít so much as said ďhiĒ since I found out because it would come out as ďfuck youĒ.

And now I am seriously ill. Crohnís flare up, nausea that outdoes food poisoning, shakiness, exhaustion. No respiratory issues, but those arenít guaranteed anyway.

So letís say I have the plague somehow. I havenít left the apartment in a month.

How would I get it?

Fuckstick, thatís how.

Dipshit goes out to hang out with friends and go browse at Wal-Mart all the time, never consulting or informing us beforehand. Heís a massive spread risk and I am at high risk for contracting it.

If it turns out I have the 2020 Deathitis, Iím going to strangle this little monster with my last breath, I swear to fucking god, because we both told him a hundred times that his going out and playing like his little cloth mask is perfect protection is UNACCEPTABLE in this household.

We told him! If you arenít wearing MOPP-3 and decontaminating everything before you hit the stairs, youíre putting my life at risk, particularly with a recent cardiac event and a history of smoking, and now I have an unknown and unknowable illness that I canít figure out how I could have contracted given I have been nowhere but my room, the kitchen and the bathroom in weeks. Iím livid and Iím too sick to take it out on anyone.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on September 05, 2020, 03:32:28 am
Actually, sorry, I have been one place outside of the house in recent times: Best Buy, dropping off my busted laptop. I was wearing my respirator with N99 filters and nonvented goggles, and I slathered everything in hand sanitizer, changed my clothes and got a shower as soon as I returned.

I did not even have anyone get closer than 5 feet by /accident/ the entire time I was there, and the one invasion of my 6 foot bubble I held my breath for the duration of. (And that person was masked up like I was, thank god.)

My risk from Best Buy seems extremely small. Extremely. Meanwhile his cloth mask and unprotected eyes and hanging out at Walmart and in restaurants with friends seems absurdly high risk. So, you know.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on September 05, 2020, 05:24:41 am
Fuck, kid's platelet count is lower than last years and it's still at the "we don't fucking know what's wrong" phase.
 

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on September 05, 2020, 05:30:05 am
That's not good! :eek: how is the kid doing?

Actually, sorry, I have been one place outside of the house in recent times: Best Buy, dropping off my busted laptop. I was wearing my respirator with N99 filters and nonvented goggles, and I slathered everything in hand sanitizer, changed my clothes and got a shower as soon as I returned.

I did not even have anyone get closer than 5 feet by /accident/ the entire time I was there, and the one invasion of my 6 foot bubble I held my breath for the duration of. (And that person was masked up like I was, thank god.)

My risk from Best Buy seems extremely small. Extremely. Meanwhile his cloth mask and unprotected eyes and hanging out at Walmart and in restaurants with friends seems absurdly high risk. So, you know.
Eat him. If he tries to move out, eat him. Can you possibly start looking for another roommate whole he lies like the little coward he is?



On the note of the plague, my sister's in laws both have it, her husband has it, and my sister almost certainly has it, too. The MIL has been hospitalized, her FIL is at home, my BIL just has sore muscles and headaches, and she has a sore throat. 🙃 Hoping her MIL comes home soon and nobody else gets anything worse than the current symptoms.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on September 05, 2020, 07:44:53 pm
Well, he's fine, a very energetic 3 yr old. We don't know if we have a time bomb or if it's going to go down and up and he's just never going to be in a contact sport.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 06, 2020, 06:24:48 am
Note to self for Tuesday:  The term your senile ass can't remember when you need it is "Acoustic emission spectroscopy".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on September 07, 2020, 09:15:53 am
Well, he's fine, a very energetic 3 yr old. We don't know if we have a time bomb or if it's going to go down and up and he's just never going to be in a contact sport.
I cant imagine the worry, at least he's comfortable, hopefully its one of those things that normalises over time
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on September 07, 2020, 09:41:06 pm
Sister is is probably asymptomatic (she had a sore throat but, like, it's fire season). BIL still can't taste it smell, and as far as I know he's still sore and headachy.

The Creek fire is north east of me by like 30 miles and totally uncontrolled. Ash is coming down like the first flurries of snow, though not as much as yesterday. We're okay at least. Fires don't usually make it down to the valley floor from the mountains and I don't actually recall that happening in the 23 years I've lived here.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 09, 2020, 09:04:01 pm
Note to self for Tuesday:  The term your senile ass can't remember when you need it is "Acoustic emission spectroscopy".

Apparently, this shit is so new nobody is doing it yet.

So much for "non-destructive testing," fire up the fucking band saw.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Juana on September 09, 2020, 11:07:08 pm
Sister is is probably asymptomatic (she had a sore throat but, like, it's fire season). BIL still can't taste it smell, and as far as I know he's still sore and headachy.

The Creek fire is north east of me by like 30 miles and totally uncontrolled. Ash is coming down like the first flurries of snow, though not as much as yesterday. We're okay at least. Fires don't usually make it down to the valley floor from the mountains and I don't actually recall that happening in the 23 years I've lived here.
Update: sister tested negative for the Rona! 🎉 the Creek fire is a freak and also like 21 miles from me. ☹️
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on September 11, 2020, 03:23:25 am
I owe Howl a hate letter still, but while I started the first draft today, Iíve scrapped it and will not be starting a new one.

Why?

My laptop will be returned to me within the week, as in ďI probably pick it up Sunday or MondayĒ, and Iím going to have ever so much more fun typing on that little bastard than fighting with mobile keyboards and tiny screens.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 11, 2020, 04:03:19 am
I owe Howl a hate letter still, but while I started the first draft today, Iíve scrapped it and will not be starting a new one.

Why?

My laptop will be returned to me within the week, as in ďI probably pick it up Sunday or MondayĒ, and Iím going to have ever so much more fun typing on that little bastard than fighting with mobile keyboards and tiny screens.

No hurry, I know you're good for it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on September 11, 2020, 05:20:35 am
Note to self for Tuesday:  The term your senile ass can't remember when you need it is "Acoustic emission spectroscopy".

Apparently, this shit is so new nobody is doing it yet.

So much for "non-destructive testing," fire up the fucking band saw.

I thought it was something my husband used at his previous job and found I was very wrong.

From how it's described I hope it means I can figure out what something is made of by yelling at it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 11, 2020, 03:40:26 pm
Note to self for Tuesday:  The term your senile ass can't remember when you need it is "Acoustic emission spectroscopy".

Apparently, this shit is so new nobody is doing it yet.

So much for "non-destructive testing," fire up the fucking band saw.

I thought it was something my husband used at his previous job and found I was very wrong.

From how it's described I hope it means I can figure out what something is made of by yelling at it.

:lol:

More along the lines of "Make the thing yell at YOU."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on September 11, 2020, 09:20:44 pm
THE LAPTOP RETURNS. FUNCTIONAL. WITH ONLY SOME MINOR SMUDGES.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on September 11, 2020, 11:33:18 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on September 12, 2020, 08:41:27 am
Alright I'm moving today so if Boris Johnson could not blow up any more international treaties before, say, 1400, that would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on September 12, 2020, 02:34:07 pm
OK, all moved, please proceed with destroying any lingering vestiges of respect for the UK.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on September 12, 2020, 03:46:53 pm
OK, all moved, please proceed with destroying any lingering vestiges of respect for the UK.

*yells to someone off-camera* HE'S ALL SET, BOYS. BACK TO WORK.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on September 12, 2020, 09:56:45 pm
They probably won't break anything more until the Sunday morning interviews anyway. Saturday is usually a slow news day in the UK regardless.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 14, 2020, 04:00:52 pm
They see me rollin'...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qHCwWpuISU&feature=youtu.be

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on September 14, 2020, 04:44:50 pm
Sir, do you have any idea how fast you were shitting?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on September 14, 2020, 10:25:14 pm
Up next, shit rolls uphill.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Da6s on September 17, 2020, 06:02:49 am
Like two weeks ago I brought shame upon my family and discovered I actually enjoy Twitch. Specifically, I stumbled into the wide world of live DJ streaming sets, both individuals and clubs. Here's one example that some of you heathens may enjoy: https://www.twitch.tv/faithintheglitch (https://www.twitch.tv/faithintheglitch) . This guy actually did a set last night for the 25 year anniversary of Hackers.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on September 17, 2020, 06:36:08 am
Like two weeks ago I brought shame upon my family and discovered I actually enjoy Twitch. Specifically, I stumbled into the wide world of live DJ streaming sets, both individuals and clubs. Here's one example that some of you heathens may enjoy: https://www.twitch.tv/faithintheglitch (https://www.twitch.tv/faithintheglitch) . This guy actually did a set last night for the 25 year anniversary of Hackers.

Recently Facebook banned live music streaming and DJing... so its actually legal in Twitch???

I thought in Twitch they were banning people left and right for copyright infringement on music? Or is that just when they use it as background music while playing games?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Da6s on September 18, 2020, 02:18:18 am
Like two weeks ago I brought shame upon my family and discovered I actually enjoy Twitch. Specifically, I stumbled into the wide world of live DJ streaming sets, both individuals and clubs. Here's one example that some of you heathens may enjoy: https://www.twitch.tv/faithintheglitch (https://www.twitch.tv/faithintheglitch) . This guy actually did a set last night for the 25 year anniversary of Hackers.

Recently Facebook banned live music streaming and DJing... so its actually legal in Twitch???

I thought in Twitch they were banning people left and right for copyright infringement on music? Or is that just when they use it as background music while playing games?

Streams with copyright music just have sections blocked off silent on the recordings. Still allowed live.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on September 18, 2020, 06:12:25 pm
Up next, shit rolls uphill.

"I don't think you understand the gravity of this situation sir!"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on September 18, 2020, 07:11:53 pm
hey folks!

how is everyone?

I'd tell you all how I'm doing but it might take too long to explain.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on September 18, 2020, 08:50:17 pm
hey folks!

how is everyone?

I'd tell you all how I'm doing but it might take too long to explain.

HOLY SHIT PIXIE IS BACK

How many englishmen have you beheaded this year
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on September 18, 2020, 09:13:32 pm
Hmm, wondering if moving to Czech republic is a good idea. Well, for someone how has no f'n clue about the language.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on September 18, 2020, 09:18:09 pm
I mean, I had no problems when I was on holiday there.

If you like cheap, good beer, suspiciously German/Hungarian food, defenestration and Russian spies there are few places better.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on September 19, 2020, 12:53:09 am
Hmm, wondering if moving to Czech republic is a good idea. Well, for someone how has no f'n clue about the language.

Aren't you from Finland? What's wrong there right now?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on September 19, 2020, 12:57:25 am
What's right? Winter is coming. There's only two things to do in winter in Finland, drive over the border to purchase cheap Russian alcohol, and get absolutely hammered.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on September 19, 2020, 01:01:23 am
Up next, shit rolls uphill.

"I don't think you understand the gravity of this situation sir!"
ďThatís classifiedĒ
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on September 19, 2020, 02:12:57 am
Hmm, wondering if moving to Czech republic is a good idea. Well, for someone how has no f'n clue about the language.

Aren't you from Finland? What's wrong there right now?

No, I'm in the US. I don't have enough of anything to claim citizenship elsewhere though.

Honestly I'd take Finland. I'm close to Canada, but I'm not sure that's far enough away.

Czech thing came up on a tech support call.  TV station over there didn't know how to computer.  Had me wondering if I can pull enough strings on the client to get a job there, but you know, the whole getting there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 19, 2020, 05:08:11 am
honestly i'm considering buying a houseboat because a) its probably cheaper than a house and b) maybe once day i'll go out to sea and "wind up" in Canada
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 19, 2020, 07:40:38 am
honestly i'm considering buying a houseboat because a) its probably cheaper than a house and b) maybe once day i'll go out to sea and "wind up" in Canada

You gotta watch out for those Victoria pirates.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on September 19, 2020, 09:28:45 am
I have no hope of leaving, so I'm gearing up to die absolutely disgracefully.

And reality wants to give me a head start: the unit below us, being renovated, has a gas leak. A big, stinky gas leak.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on September 19, 2020, 10:05:49 am
hey folks!

how is everyone?

I'd tell you all how I'm doing but it might take too long to explain.

HOLY SHIT PIXIE IS BACK

How many englishmen have you beheaded this year

not enough.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on September 19, 2020, 10:29:45 am
Yeah, noted.

You need to start a contest. I'm sure you can convince your neighbors to join in. Find some wood axes and chainsaws in the back of the shed, and so forth. You can get creative with it. You can get others creative with it. Add an "inventiveness" category, a "style" category, a "hold my pint" category...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on September 19, 2020, 12:37:44 pm
hey folks!

how is everyone?

I'd tell you all how I'm doing but it might take too long to explain.

:wave: hiya pix!!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 19, 2020, 05:12:44 pm
HI PIX!  :tgrr:  <--- this is how I smile now
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on September 20, 2020, 02:00:46 pm
...now?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on September 20, 2020, 02:03:46 pm
you know, it's funny -- little bit of forum history about this smiley: (https://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/Smileys/default/roglol.gif)


the filename is roglol.gif


the reason is because, in my first year on the forum, you made some comment about how the smiley guy is you.

I saved it and gave it that filename during some WOMP project where I was grabbing smileys for some other purpose. So Roglol is Roger Lolling.

At some point, a bunch of forum stuff got corrupted and I handed my archive of emotes to Faust... so now it has the name I gave it in like 2008.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/c03871be254b962313ed474b1b5c7872/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on September 28, 2020, 09:23:57 am
Had to have the brain tickled, thankfully came back negative, but it was three days of being locked in a room away from herself and the baby, which is a lot of hard work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: MMIX on September 29, 2020, 04:49:47 pm
Had to have the brain tickled, thankfully came back negative, but it was three days of being locked in a room away from herself and the baby, which is a lot of hard work.

Glad your brain isn't ticklish. It would leave us poor suuferers even deeper in the shit . . .
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on September 29, 2020, 05:24:29 pm
I felt pretty dumb when I went up for it, I thought they just swab the inside of your cheek, its quite invasive, still better to know sooner than spend two or more weeks of uncertainty  otherwise
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: MMIX on September 29, 2020, 06:20:30 pm
Can't be too careful when you have sprogs. Also, since its covid, wanting to make it past Xmas is an important consideration
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 29, 2020, 08:21:56 pm
I felt pretty dumb when I went up for it, I thought they just swab the inside of your cheek, its quite invasive, still better to know sooner than spend two or more weeks of uncertainty  otherwise

It's not that bad.

I mean, if you're old like me and your nerves stopped working in 2006.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 29, 2020, 08:22:39 pm
Unrelated:

I had never before realized that the Grateful Dead had two drummers, and thus twice the loneliness and despair.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on September 30, 2020, 09:28:48 am
It shouldnt have been so bad, but it turned out what I had was a sinus infection so they jabbed the source of the fun
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on September 30, 2020, 04:56:53 pm
Actual work discussion:
"We should take the debate and feed it to the AI captioner.  I want to see what it spits out. Maybe we can use it as a stress test"
"Sure if you want to depress it"
"Or if you want the server to explode"
"Maybe it'll become sentient and destroy everything?"
"I'm not into making skynet"
"Eh, we deserve it"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on October 03, 2020, 12:57:58 pm
So about to prolly lose home of 14 years n a bit. In case anyone was wondering why I wasnít being my normal self shitting the place and all.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 03, 2020, 01:30:27 pm
So about to prolly lose home of 14 years n a bit. In case anyone was wondering why I wasnít being my normal self shitting the place and all.

You're like a worse version of Fujikoma, I doubt anyone here has any sympathy left for you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on October 03, 2020, 09:36:54 pm
So about to prolly lose home of 14 years n a bit. In case anyone was wondering why I wasnít being my normal self shitting the place and all.

You're like a worse version of Fujikoma, I doubt anyone here has any sympathy left for you.


This is why I just bring it
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on October 03, 2020, 10:25:26 pm
 :fap:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on October 06, 2020, 04:32:13 am
hey y'all. Roommate recently moved out of our one bedroom apartment, which means I get the bedroom as opposed to the living room. Problem is, the property manager literally did not read the 30 day notice my roommate left which read that I would be remaining in the apartment, listed me as a former tenant and nearly fucked up my ability to pay rent. My sister who works as a social worker was able to scare them into accepting my rent payment, but they've also decided that they now need to verify my income to see if i can afford rent, even as I've already afforded rent. I normally make about 2400/month, but they want someone who makes 3x the rent, which is a whopping 3228/month. I dunno what they intend to do if I cant make that, since I'm fairly certain an eviction ban is currently in effect in my area, but with this gang of dick trippers, anything is possible.

adding to this shit salad is the fact that my boss is cutting back my hours due to the fact that me and my coworker have made and dipped so many candles that we have more than we can sell in the foreseeable future. SIGH.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 06, 2020, 04:15:53 pm
hey y'all. Roommate recently moved out of our one bedroom apartment, which means I get the bedroom as opposed to the living room. Problem is, the property manager literally did not read the 30 day notice my roommate left which read that I would be remaining in the apartment, listed me as a former tenant and nearly fucked up my ability to pay rent. My sister who works as a social worker was able to scare them into accepting my rent payment, but they've also decided that they now need to verify my income to see if i can afford rent, even as I've already afforded rent. I normally make about 2400/month, but they want someone who makes 3x the rent, which is a whopping 3228/month. I dunno what they intend to do if I cant make that, since I'm fairly certain an eviction ban is currently in effect in my area, but with this gang of dick trippers, anything is possible.

adding to this shit salad is the fact that my boss is cutting back my hours due to the fact that me and my coworker have made and dipped so many candles that we have more than we can sell in the foreseeable future. SIGH.

What happened is they got embarrassed by their mistake and you must pay for that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 06, 2020, 09:19:47 pm
hey y'all. Roommate recently moved out of our one bedroom apartment, which means I get the bedroom as opposed to the living room. Problem is, the property manager literally did not read the 30 day notice my roommate left which read that I would be remaining in the apartment, listed me as a former tenant and nearly fucked up my ability to pay rent. My sister who works as a social worker was able to scare them into accepting my rent payment, but they've also decided that they now need to verify my income to see if i can afford rent, even as I've already afforded rent. I normally make about 2400/month, but they want someone who makes 3x the rent, which is a whopping 3228/month. I dunno what they intend to do if I cant make that, since I'm fairly certain an eviction ban is currently in effect in my area, but with this gang of dick trippers, anything is possible.

adding to this shit salad is the fact that my boss is cutting back my hours due to the fact that me and my coworker have made and dipped so many candles that we have more than we can sell in the foreseeable future. SIGH.

Get your state attorney general on the line, you have rights as an existing tenant and they are trying to fuck you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on October 07, 2020, 05:35:05 am
hey y'all. Roommate recently moved out of our one bedroom apartment, which means I get the bedroom as opposed to the living room. Problem is, the property manager literally did not read the 30 day notice my roommate left which read that I would be remaining in the apartment, listed me as a former tenant and nearly fucked up my ability to pay rent. My sister who works as a social worker was able to scare them into accepting my rent payment, but they've also decided that they now need to verify my income to see if i can afford rent, even as I've already afforded rent. I normally make about 2400/month, but they want someone who makes 3x the rent, which is a whopping 3228/month. I dunno what they intend to do if I cant make that, since I'm fairly certain an eviction ban is currently in effect in my area, but with this gang of dick trippers, anything is possible.

adding to this shit salad is the fact that my boss is cutting back my hours due to the fact that me and my coworker have made and dipped so many candles that we have more than we can sell in the foreseeable future. SIGH.

Get your state attorney general on the line, you have rights as an existing tenant and they are trying to fuck you.
Yeah i figure that since this company sells all its other one bedrooms at about 500 bux per month more than I'm currently paying, they were hoping they could "accidently" kick me out of my place and then jack up the rent on the next poor sap. FML
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 08, 2020, 09:46:17 pm
Don't have much time and can't catch up the forum, but I will be staying in Gundersen Health Systems' finest COVID psych ward accomodations for an indefinite period of time voluntarily. Still waiting on fast test results to come back to know for sure, but mass COVID exposure happened because some fingerlicking shit knuckle decided to not wear a mask for 1.5 weeks.

I wish COVID would
Step on up 'an throw down
In my personal hood.
This virus can come heavy
This virus can creep light
I my Siblings intend to
Fight fight fight.

Sweet little COVID
Had best kill me
For this whole life
Will have a PHD
In virology

And all the antibodies I ever need to proceed with The Work.

Howl let's see who wins first. I will try to tame or cure Sars cov2. And you keep trying to shatter the galaxy with that femtolaser, whatever that is.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LuciferX on October 09, 2020, 05:50:34 am
hey y'all. Roommate recently moved out of our one bedroom apartment, which means I get the bedroom as opposed to the living room. Problem is, the property manager literally did not read the 30 day notice my roommate left which read that I would be remaining in the apartment, listed me as a former tenant and nearly fucked up my ability to pay rent. My sister who works as a social worker was able to scare them into accepting my rent payment, but they've also decided that they now need to verify my income to see if i can afford rent, even as I've already afforded rent. I normally make about 2400/month, but they want someone who makes 3x the rent, which is a whopping 3228/month. I dunno what they intend to do if I cant make that, since I'm fairly certain an eviction ban is currently in effect in my area, but with this gang of dick trippers, anything is possible.

adding to this shit salad is the fact that my boss is cutting back my hours due to the fact that me and my coworker have made and dipped so many candles that we have more than we can sell in the foreseeable future. SIGH.
What with the moratorium on evictions in different states my estimate is no judge would see or ever even sign some shit like that until at least like February. Thatís the story I tell myself from sites like this in CA httxx://landlordtenant.dre.ca.gov/tenant/protection_guidelines.html (http://httxx//landlordtenant.dre.ca.gov/tenant/protection_guidelines.html)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 09, 2020, 07:33:19 pm
I'm worried about people, I'm going to shut up now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 16, 2020, 05:11:01 pm
I spiked a 101.5 temperature today in 45 minutes.

The good news is my stomach is in an uproar, so it looks like a stomach flu rather than the plague.

That's where we are:  "Thank god I have the shits."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Junkenstein on October 16, 2020, 07:17:23 pm
That's the perfect slogan for the horrible times. It sets the tone of the new age nicely.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on October 17, 2020, 07:31:54 am
I spiked a 101.5 temperature today in 45 minutes.

The good news is my stomach is in an uproar, so it looks like a stomach flu rather than the plague.

That's where we are:  "Thank god I have the shits."
That sucks Dok. Hope it all turns out alright
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on October 17, 2020, 08:28:24 pm
The Shits are a potential symptom. Get Thine Brain Swabbed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 18, 2020, 05:51:35 am
The Shits are a potential symptom. Get Thine Brain Swabbed.

Fever gone, shits gone.  I'm thinking it was that bastard flu, but I had my shot and I seem to have shaken it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on October 18, 2020, 10:18:00 am
The Shits are a potential symptom. Get Thine Brain Swabbed.

Fever gone, shits gone.  I'm thinking it was that bastard flu, but I had my shot and I seem to have shaken it.

Strangely coincidental that it should happen at the same time the authorities stepped in and shut down the doomsday project
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on October 19, 2020, 02:59:28 pm
somehow, MY toilet is clogged ???

Thanks a lot, Dok

I'm not even mad, I'm impressed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on October 19, 2020, 03:58:26 pm
somehow, MY toilet is clogged ???

Thanks a lot, Dok

I'm not even mad, I'm impressed.

Dok has recently been experimenting with non-local phenomena.

I don't understand exactly what "non-local" means, but quantum tunnelling allows objects to poop out of existence at one place, and poop back into existence elsewhere.  The probability of such an event decreases rapidly with increasing mass and distance, but it never quite reaches zero.

No one is safe.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 19, 2020, 05:38:05 pm
somehow, MY toilet is clogged ???

Thanks a lot, Dok

I'm not even mad, I'm impressed.

Dok has recently been experimenting with non-local phenomena.

I don't understand exactly what "non-local" means, but quantum tunnelling allows objects to poop out of existence at one place, and poop back into existence elsewhere.  The probability of such an event decreases rapidly with increasing mass and distance, but it never quite reaches zero.

No one is safe.

One day, I will clog everyone's toilet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on October 20, 2020, 06:19:36 am
Relative of my boss got covid and the only symptom he has so far is lack of taste.  Smell is ok.  So he's going around trying things and reporting what they are like, apparently bananas are gross now, coffee is ok.

Now he's wants to try Malort, because maybe it's better this way.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on October 20, 2020, 04:49:00 pm
I've always thought bananas were gross and coffee is OK.

Oh god, have I had covid my entire life?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 20, 2020, 05:35:50 pm
I've always thought bananas were gross and coffee is OK.

Oh god, have I had covid my entire life?

Always has been.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 20, 2020, 06:28:43 pm
Turned out I had influenza.  I'm better now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on October 21, 2020, 02:35:58 pm
Turned out I had influenza.  I'm better now.

I'm glad you're okay.

But, when you discover a group of first-graders playing hide-and-seek in the Pentagon War Room, your relief at confirming that they weren't there to spy on the Big Board should be tempered with concern over the security lapse that made it possible for them to get in there in the first place.

If you could catch the flu, you can catch the plague.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 21, 2020, 04:07:32 pm
Turned out I had influenza.  I'm better now.

I'm glad you're okay.

But, when you discover a group of first-graders playing hide-and-seek in the Pentagon War Room, your relief at confirming that they weren't there to spy on the Big Board should be tempered with concern over the security lapse that made it possible for them to get in there in the first place.

If you could catch the flu, you can catch the plague.

I can always catch the plague.  I've taken sensible precautions, but it all comes down to a lottery.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: PoFP on October 21, 2020, 04:34:23 pm
We had a customer who had Sales Reps with Printer issues, where their Receipt Printer wouldn't print after each transaction. It's almost undoubtedly a hardware issue, but I figured I'd cover my company's ass (We do the Software, not Hardware.).

Normally, the Service Desk would take this kind of issue, but this one somehow made its way to me (I designed their OS, so any issues the Service Desk can't solve quickly come to me.). I figured: "Fuck it, I'm gonna have fun with it, then."  :lol:

(https://i.ibb.co/JxzGPfF/PLEASE-HELP-AM-STUCK-IN-PRINTER.png)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: PoFP on October 21, 2020, 05:56:49 pm
We had a customer who had Sales Reps with Printer issues, where their Receipt Printer wouldn't print after each transaction. It's almost undoubtedly a hardware issue, but I figured I'd cover my company's ass (We do the Software, not Hardware.).

Normally, the Service Desk would take this kind of issue, but this one somehow made its way to me (I designed their OS, so any issues the Service Desk can't solve quickly come to me.). I figured: "Fuck it, I'm gonna have fun with it, then."  :lol:

(https://i.ibb.co/JxzGPfF/PLEASE-HELP-AM-STUCK-IN-PRINTER.png)

 :lulz: :lulz:

THEY SENT A PICTURE RESPONSE:

(https://i.ibb.co/JnFZ888/HELP-PRINTER-STUCK.jpg)

- Doing my part to make this world weirder.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on October 21, 2020, 06:07:43 pm
thank you for your service  :fnord: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: PoFP on October 21, 2020, 06:53:30 pm
thank you for your service  :fnord: :lulz:

I may or may not have the access to send custom messages like these to thousands of similar printers across all major US Airports overnight without interrupting any business, and the corporate political sway to brush off complaints about such an operation if I'm discovered.

Currently taking recommendations on custom messages (Must be SFW obviously).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 21, 2020, 08:04:00 pm

The only good thing that has come out of the election shitfest, was some insult made by some random republican: by calling Democrats "DemonicRats".  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on October 21, 2020, 09:22:24 pm
thank you for your service  :fnord: :lulz:

I may or may not have the access to send custom messages like these to thousands of similar printers across all major US Airports overnight without interrupting any business, and the corporate political sway to brush off complaints about such an operation if I'm discovered.

Currently taking recommendations on custom messages (Must be SFW obviously).
"The man in the brown jacket is not to be trusted, if he uses the phrase 'Borealis', you must leave immediately. Destroy this and do not let him know you are aware"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: PoFP on October 22, 2020, 02:54:25 am
thank you for your service  :fnord: :lulz:

I may or may not have the access to send custom messages like these to thousands of similar printers across all major US Airports overnight without interrupting any business, and the corporate political sway to brush off complaints about such an operation if I'm discovered.

Currently taking recommendations on custom messages (Must be SFW obviously).
"The man in the brown jacket is not to be trusted, if he uses the phrase 'Borealis', you must leave immediately. Destroy this and do not let him know you are aware"

 :lulz:  :lulz:

I think I thought of a way to milk this long term. Instead of sending it to all of them (We'll keep that in our back pocket for a rainy day), we can target the Self-Checkout machines and send random messages throughout the year without any employees finding out.

Also:

"If you are seeing this message, you have been Chosen. However an imposter has received a similar message, but they have been informed of who you are. Defeat them and you will be rewarded with unprecedented riches, and 100 lbs of flax.

No refunds, and you MUST take the flax.

No flax, no riches.



Even if you lose, you should take the flax. It's in Terminal B Gate 5.

For the love of God, PLEASE take the Flax."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 23, 2020, 12:27:40 pm
Went in to the hospital because of plausible CoV2 exposure. Apparently one of the ass hats that lives above the dojo had been positive and largely asymptomatic for 1.5 weeks or so and never once wore a mask. Random encountered him Friday two weeks ago when I went out for a smoke at 4am. He was sitting in his car for some reason. Glad there was a cross breeze and I kept my ever expanding distance as he described his behavior at my gentle questioning. The whole upstairs dormatory shares air ducts, a hallway, and two bathrooms with poor ventilation and light. It's fucked. Fortunately indeed the dojo is on its own airway system. I had to go get tested. My efforts to secure the dojo have required me to expand influence on the block. Casual contacts are just part of the Game, though I was careful about actual physical contact.

It was recommended after I passed the rapid test that I voluntarily get into Behavioural Health when my hypomanic symptoms apparently provoked a drug screen at urgent care and came up negative for stimulants. I consented. This was undoubtedly the best decision I have made in a decade at least. You guys never knew me on a proper dose of lithium and a mood stabilizer. Like a failspag I stopped taking it in 2009 or so. Figured I could handle it. It damn near killed me a few short years ago and was driving me to mania in a time of global crisis.

*ahem*

I was wrong.

Fortunately now with 'm brain juices set right my mind feels clearer and MUCH faster if anything absent the bipolar static in my signal. It's like when you finally flush and change the oil in an engine long neglected and filthy, or pull that nasty hunk of hair and horror from a slow draining bathtub. Lithium fucks some people right up and hollows other folks out. To me it's that good ass synthetic motor oil I have been missing for so long I FORGOT what healthy function looked like.

The sensei wants me out of the dojo over winter by Nov 1. I have no idea how that will work out, but work out it will. My network of friends and favors owed is extensive and my talents feel newly sharpened in a mind feeling so keen that I am still adjusting to it.

TLDR: The ST let me do a deep RP sesh and buy off some of my nastier mental disads. We're playing on God Mode difficulty now and still in the pregame. Fortunately I have a LOT of XP banked up. 8)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on October 23, 2020, 03:09:25 pm
I'm glad to hear the meds are helping stablise your moods. As you say, mania and a global pandemic are not a great mix.

I hope you figure something out re: living arrangements. Not much of a deadline to sort things out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 23, 2020, 04:32:45 pm
I'm glad to hear the meds are helping stablise your moods. As you say, mania and a global pandemic are not a great mix.

I hope you figure something out re: living arrangements. Not much of a deadline to sort things out.

Yeah. I am quite good at urban survival, but I would rather be on about my education and projects, especially with 'Rona running all over the place. It's more likley that I will strike a bargain with a close friend in the short term and the LaCrosse county and city have a very strong tradition of social programs as a sort of one time reboot. I will have a county social worker by Monday. Might spend the weekend of Halloween into early November in Racine. Essentially I am looking to set up shop in both areas. There is a fair amount of housing sitting vacant in the neighborhood and I can continue to expand influence on the block and watch over the dojo if I can get set up like a block away.

I have VERY little stuff, and so my mobility is pretty high. Some can sit in the dojo basement effectively indefinitely. I'll be fine. I kind like me a challenge anyway.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 25, 2020, 02:25:52 pm
Just a passing thought, but have Trump cultists gone too far? I mean it not in the way it may appear at first glance, I mean, is it ok to view our friends and family that we've since cut ties with over fanatical endorsement of a lying shitbag narcissist, as victims of a cult mentality and welcome them back as though everything is ok once all this is said and done? Or is the root of betrayal so deep that there can be no healing from it? I know what I think and feel about it, I'm just curious how others view it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 25, 2020, 05:18:44 pm
Just a passing thought, but have Trump cultists gone too far? I mean it not in the way it may appear at first glance, I mean, is it ok to view our friends and family that we've since cut ties with over fanatical endorsement of a lying shitbag narcissist, as victims of a cult mentality and welcome them back as though everything is ok once all this is said and done? Or is the root of betrayal so deep that there can be no healing from it? I know what I think and feel about it, I'm just curious how others view it.

We're nowhere near a point where "all has been said and done", election night might just be the beginning.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 25, 2020, 05:26:45 pm
Very true. Wishful thinking on my part most likely.

EDIT: Wanted to thank you, TheJohnny, for not shitting on my head for wishfully thinking. Your thoughtful and reasonable response is enough to get me to recognize my own error. We'll have to see what happens on and after election day. There are some who believe Trump is a symptom of a larger disease, I happen to think they're correct. It's silly of me to think the disease is going away with one symptom treated.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on October 25, 2020, 08:31:09 pm
What would be the point in welcoming people back if they do not realise the magnitude of their error? Forgiveness without a recognition of doing wrong is just licence for future similar acts
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on October 27, 2020, 09:28:34 pm
I haven't cut ties with any relatives over Trump even though the vast majority of them do support him. I already knew they were a bunch of stupid ignorant hicks. That's why I moved out of that county 30 years ago. Of all the friends I've made since then, I don't think any of them are Trump supporters. Apparently, growing up in Dumbfuck County gave me idiot radar that's swole AF, at least for that specific kind of idiot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 27, 2020, 09:37:54 pm

I think that a person supporting Trump is just a symptom of deep rooted bad qualities... one does not develop such degenerate fetish overnight.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 27, 2020, 11:20:46 pm
Well, I keep thinking about what I've read about cults, and it's not necessarily the dumb and/or ignorant who get wrapped up in that manner of thinking. Some educated people have been sucked in by cult mentalities and encouraged to alienate friends and family until the cult is all they have left. After this alienation, if I recall correctly, pride can keep them from admitting they were in the wrong (after all, who wants to face that kind of shame?), as well as fear, what if they beg forgiveness and are rejected? Then they have nothing, no cult, no friends, no family.

Of course, I'm starting from the cult perspective, that's really the only thing that can explain my mom and stepdad being wrapped up in that dumb shit to me. Maybe they've just been dumbass monster truck fans their whole lives and I never realized it, somehow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 28, 2020, 02:01:38 pm
Well, I keep thinking about what I've read about cults, and it's not necessarily the dumb and/or ignorant who get wrapped up in that manner of thinking. Some educated people have been sucked in by cult mentalities and encouraged to alienate friends and family until the cult is all they have left. After this alienation, if I recall correctly, pride can keep them from admitting they were in the wrong (after all, who wants to face that kind of shame?), as well as fear, what if they beg forgiveness and are rejected? Then they have nothing, no cult, no friends, no family.


This also explains Kentucky weddings.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 29, 2020, 01:23:54 am
This also explains Kentucky weddings.

Which also explains sister-cousins.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on October 29, 2020, 04:25:08 pm
I got my dad posting more human things after I snuck on and blocked Brietbart and Praeger U in his account. It sorta fixed the fb algorithm for what he'd see.  His posts and shares were still conservative-ish-business-religion stuff, but like human and not angry.  Also fairly anti-trump every now and then especially regarding coronavirus stuff. There was a brief relapse over that statue then, but then it was back to the usual.

But now.

Abortion babyparts omg murder. LawnORDER

Dammit

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 29, 2020, 04:59:13 pm
The irony being that part of Trump's treatment plan for Covid-19 was based on research using baby parts... or so I recall reading. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on October 29, 2020, 05:01:41 pm
Yup, that's correct.

And Facebook and Youtube radicalising people for ad revenue...in a just society the people responsible for those algorithms would be hung by their thumbs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 29, 2020, 06:21:35 pm

And here we are, radicalising ourselves for free, what are we even doing?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on October 29, 2020, 06:26:31 pm

And here we are, radicalising ourselves for free, what are we even doing?

Like a bunch of goddamn suckers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on October 29, 2020, 09:24:46 pm

I think that a person supporting Trump is just a symptom of deep rooted bad qualities... one does not develop such degenerate fetish overnight.

Correct.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 30, 2020, 12:56:49 am

I think that a person supporting Trump is just a symptom of deep rooted bad qualities... one does not develop such degenerate fetish overnight.

Correct.

Ah yes, thanks for reminding me to add you to ignore list, off you go!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 30, 2020, 01:05:20 am
Wait, why does he/she get ignored and not me? Nevermind, maybe I don't want the answer. I mean, an echo chamber is boring and not the slightest bit enlightening or enabling of discussion. Bovine has only 20 posts, I haven't studied their other posts, so I can't attest to their quality or lack of quality, maybe it's simply that you don't want a one word response?

Eh, whatever, I, kinda-sorta agree with your quoted statement, The Johnny. but I agree in that some of these things are fixed points in the human condition, like tribalistic thinking, us vs. them thinking, shun the other sort of thing. This happens enough over the course of history, and assuming the pattern holds, prehistory, to be an established, instinctual manner of problem-solving. Instincts aren't always right, especially not right when you have millions of people packed into concrete structures like sardines. City folk have adapted to diversity, people with miles between neighbors may lag behind.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 30, 2020, 01:27:08 am
My father though, my earliest memories were of him giving me a beer and yelling at the TV "Run "n-word" run!" as we watched NFL. He was due for a humbling. While he never lived in a big city, over the course of his life he slowly realized the error of his ways, but, you know, fourty years of life passes in the blink of an eye and by the time he passed away he was a hardcore socialist, anti-racist and supporter of legal marijuana, which, he had been a probation officer in a small Texas town and had a reputation as the worst one to get assigned to.

It's hard to carry the weight of sin that my father carried, he eventually knew it was wrong. Watching him grow as I grew was, well, I guess a sign to me that we don't stop growing until we're dead. He wasn't a great role model, he wasn't even a good one, but he was a human being who would eventually realize they fucked up, and instead of trying to hide it, would own up to it and strive to be better. I hated him when I was a kid, but I respect him now because it takes a lot to just turn your back on doubling down on being right, instead smearing shame on your face for the sake of being actually right.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 30, 2020, 05:09:34 am
For whom i refuse to waste time on:

1) Adversarial people with an intellectual disability.

2) Racists, totalitarians and zealots of any kind.

For whom sometimes i have the patience for:

1) The "mentally ill"

2) The unwillingly ignorant that either are not sealioning, or im so bored out of my mind that i dont care

My cognitive and emotional fuel can only go so far, when not only im trying to help friends and patients keep it together in the pandemic, but also trying to do all the work pertaining to the writing of a book.

I really dont give a FUCK about one-liners that go nowhere, add nothing and arent even clever... i sometimes give a fuck about peoples issues online but that is entirely dependent on my relation to them, because it is, after all, even more emotional labour.

I also dont need a speech about "echo chambers", diversity, instincts and tribalistic thinking with the addition of a slice of life short story to prove your point.

People that dont contribute anything but expect to take regardless, are miserable and parasitic, and dont deserve even the privilege to be read.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 30, 2020, 01:54:33 pm
For whom i refuse to waste time on:

1) Adversarial people with an intellectual disability.

2) Racists, totalitarians and zealots of any kind.

For whom sometimes i have the patience for:

1) The "mentally ill"

2) The unwillingly ignorant that either are not sealioning, or im so bored out of my mind that i dont care

My cognitive and emotional fuel can only go so far, when not only im trying to help friends and patients keep it together in the pandemic, but also trying to do all the work pertaining to the writing of a book.

I really dont give a FUCK about one-liners that go nowhere, add nothing and arent even clever... i sometimes give a fuck about peoples issues online but that is entirely dependent on my relation to them, because it is, after all, even more emotional labour.

I also dont need a speech about "echo chambers", diversity, instincts and tribalistic thinking with the addition of a slice of life short story to prove your point.

People that dont contribute anything but expect to take regardless, are miserable and parasitic, and dont deserve even the privilege to be read.

All of that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 30, 2020, 01:55:20 pm
Wait, why does he/she get ignored and not me? Nevermind, maybe I don't want the answer.

Okay.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 30, 2020, 06:18:15 pm
Wait, why does he/she get ignored and not me? Nevermind, maybe I don't want the answer.

Okay.

He made several assumptions in those last two posts, which i find comical, but i was on a good mood.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 30, 2020, 07:49:23 pm
I see. I'll likely have to read that a few dozen times to make sure I understand what's being communicated, but regardless, it wasn't my intent to be irritating (at least, not there, it usually isn't save every now and then). I suppose some things just come naturally for me. Point taken that nobody wants a slice of life or certain explanations. In hindsight most, if not everyone here understands those concepts, probably better than I do. I'll try to keep that in mind before making any more posts, though I may slip at times.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 30, 2020, 08:12:43 pm

There's two main forms of expression, either you vomit out your thoughts or you have an intent at communication.

Nobody likes thought vomit. A friend will tolerate it and help you clean it up. Someone who is indifferent will think, what the fuck is this, and move on. Your adversaries will mash your face against it. Therapists are the PAID clean-up crew. Then theres rare cases where researchers can make some use for it.

Then theres communication which can either have a constructive or malicious intent. Communication with malicious intent is just about getting a reaction out of somebody.

In short, you, and some other people i dont care to mention, are for all practical matters, vomit covered sealions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 30, 2020, 11:13:48 pm
Point taken, I will seriously consider this. I can kind of see where you're coming from so already partway to giving it some serious thought.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 31, 2020, 05:21:54 am
One thing you can do is recognize your hostility for what it is, and stop.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 31, 2020, 05:52:19 am
I'll hostility your vacuum collapse. You didn't think about me or anyone else, just that sweet, sweet payoff.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 31, 2020, 06:14:50 am
Nevermind, obviously that was satire and I was trying to play into the joke. Can you point out how I'm hostile? I'd like to know because I don't see it from here, but that doesn't mean I don't react in a hostile fashion, like, previously, ugh.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on October 31, 2020, 09:46:34 am

Simping for the woman that was:

1. Being passive-agressive
2. Expressing irresponsible and ignorant advice
3. Arguing with someone with experience with psychiatric medication, and others with master's level expertise on the field.

Also, simping for RHWN's alt account:

1. Whom is a boot-licking fascist lap-dog.
2. Is an enthusiastic shill for not only the drug war, but also the prison industry.
3. Has a mental disability that gives him a compulsion to do kindergarden level puns and one-liners.
4. Which is the central cause of 500 or so pages of drug threads and waste of human hours (and oxygen, btw).

Also:

-Pestering Altered, if i recall correctly
-Getting weird on Dok
-Telling me im "afraid" of "novel points of view" and that "im stuck in an echo chamber"
-Derailing threads with nonsense
-Sealioning to get me to write this, i guess

So you alternate between small plateaus of insight and human speak, just enough to bait everyone and then right away dive into the depths of the valley of shitposting.

Really i shouldnt even bother writing all of this out, but this is a testament to how bored i am, how i over-analyze things, and well, a reminder of how people that cant regulate their emotions are incapable of having a good discussion or conversation. Cause its not about ideas after all isnt it? Its just about getting off in the most short-sighted way you can muster.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on October 31, 2020, 11:22:40 am
This is why I do bad things when Fujikoma starts to tickle me the wrong way, Johnny. I am terminally bored and I have so much free time. I can devise and execute complicated plans to make Fujikoma dance around all funny in public for me and then I have passed significant amounts of time and have been rewarded for doing so.

You should consider evil. It really is more rewarding.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 31, 2020, 11:50:30 am
As far as arguing with the woman who was giving bad advice:

I have psychological problems, so I have experience with those wtf moments when shit goes upside down. She does too apparently. Being disenchanted with the history of psychiatry is completely understandable, given my own experiences. That said, I believe in the current state of psychiatry, I trust my psychiatrist and I take my pills everyday, and I've expressed before that I think it's irresponsible not to. I've heard horror stories though, and I can't blame everyone for not being immediately on-board with every aspect of psychiatry and sometimes looking for solutions outside the box. I recognize how dangerous that is and that in an ideal world, we'd all just trust our doctors and give it a try, that said, the abuses of the past are still fresh in memory and not at all distant from us. It sucks that trust has been damaged so much, but I respect why it has. Almost every one of my posts was stressing the importance of trusting your doctor, but it's really hard sometimes and I can show respect for someone who doesn't trust the experts without being a "simp", a simp is someone who expects something in return and is such a tired word, like the right wing throwing the word "cuck" around. I said many times that things aren't like they once were and to trust the people who went to school for a long time to know what the actual fuck they're talking about.

RWHN: Didn't know I'd been defending him, but based on what I've read it's very wrong. Was likely a knee-jerk response to seeing everyone relentlessly shit on anyone with a slightly different opinion, but in his case he deserves no respect or patience, I can see why that would upset someone and didn't realize I'd done that. The point is taken and that sometimes I need to shut up and just let the adults handle things when issues like that crop up. There's really not a good excuse for coming to the defense of someone like that, so I'll admit that was one of many serious fuckups on my part.

Altered: Didn't mean to pester Altered. I like Altered's posts, even though some of them are especially venomous. I mean it when I say I wish the best for Altered and I get worried when Altered doesn't post for a while. Sure Altered spammed my email account with some weird spam-mail, and when that happened it hit me that she was really upset and that she might step it up a notch if I upset her further, I chose to remove myself from the equation for then because I have people and situations I deeply care about and someone's grudge over the internet was not something I wanted to feed into. That's not the hill I wanted to die on, in other words.

Doctor Howl: Of all the things I regret, one of the ones I regret the most is antagonizing Howl. Howl has posts of substance and I enjoy reading them. The Billy thread is one of the major things that keeps me coming back and reading. I may not always agree with his thoughts or manner of communication, but I read his posts because I like the way he expresses himself. There's really no excuse for me antagonizing Howl in the past, beyond some childish shit like "He started it!" when really he didn't and I deserved the shit I got from him.

In all, I can see how I've shat the bed, and hoping people will graciously sweep it under the rug yet again is asking a bit much... hell, when I started posting here a decade ago I was a shit-eating Libertarian tool, I've grown since then, in no small part thanks to the pushback I experienced here. I find myself wondering if I'd have the same views if I hadn't stuck my toe in the waters and experienced the bubbly swarming of pirhanas. But as has been pointed out to me, there are people who simply take, and then there are people who give back. I must admit I have no idea how to give back in such a community. Not exactly equipped well enough intellectually to do much other than crack a few jokes hopefully people don't take the wrong way.

I appreciate your responses, Johnny. I know you likely didn't want a few paragraphs of mind-vomit but that's the only way I know how to express my thoughts. I'll work on that as things progress.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 31, 2020, 12:44:33 pm
But no, I don't sea-lion, that's where you're actually %100 wrong. There's no bad faith here. I do read, I do listen, I do carefully consider. I won't lick your butthole but I will hear what you have to say and spend a while digesting it. It won't be immediate, sadly. It will be something I stew on and consider from multiple angles, something I test out, something I keep at the back of my mind during all interactions, before it eventually sinks in. Rome wasn't built in a day, but evidence suggests it can burn in one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: MMIX on October 31, 2020, 12:48:17 pm
James Bond is dead -
sorry to interject IRL shit :(
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 31, 2020, 12:56:48 pm
Shit, which James Bond? Did he get lazered from crotch to face? If not Howl hasn't been doing his job. Sorry, respect for the dead, which one?

EDIT: Apparently live and let die didn't work out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: MMIX on October 31, 2020, 02:04:37 pm
Shit, which James Bond? Did he get lazered from crotch to face? If not Howl hasn't been doing his job. Sorry, respect for the dead, which one?

EDIT: Apparently live and let die didn't work out.
There is only one - but some call him Connery, Sean Connery . . .
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 31, 2020, 02:23:55 pm
Oh fuck... He will be missed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on October 31, 2020, 03:09:19 pm
Shit, which James Bond? Did he get lazered from crotch to face? If not Howl hasn't been doing his job. Sorry, respect for the dead, which one?

EDIT: Apparently live and let die didn't work out.
There is only one - but some call him Connery, Sean Connery . . .

He was a good age, but still hurts, it will be Diamonds are Forever or Goldfinger tonight if we can get the sprout to stay in her bed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on October 31, 2020, 04:04:36 pm
I will miss him. I don't know what to say other than I loved his thick accent. What did him in anyway?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on October 31, 2020, 04:06:31 pm
Unknown. He'd apparently been ill for some time, and he was also 90, so it could be any number of things.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on October 31, 2020, 09:08:36 pm
I think Trump might have had Sean Connery killed

(https://i.imgur.com/lyrAfsm.png)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 31, 2020, 09:54:47 pm
I think Trump might have had Sean Connery killed

(https://i.imgur.com/lyrAfsm.png)

The lone survivor sat shivering from blood loss and fatigue as his CO tried once again to get a coherent debriefing. The mission parameters had allotted for high casualties but nobody had been prepared for near total losses. Of 12 brave men only this last remained, and not much of him at that. The only mission record was the suprisingly easy ingress to the British black site where Connery had been housed while recieving the Queen's own longevity treatments. The orders were shoot on sight, but the point man had understandably hesitated on seeing Connery lying in stately repose. It was all that had been necessary for the knight to turn his oxygen mask into a flamethrower and strike a panic button. All comms and reportedly all electronic devices had immediately malfunctioned. The entire team had proven grossly unprepared for hell to open up beneath them.

"CAN YOU CONFIRM TERMINATION OF THE TARGET??"

The CO spat as the sole survivor continued to look distant and vaguely shook his head, wincing from the hand-shaped tissue damage he had suffered there.

The decision was made to report the "death" through the usual channels anyway. Nobody involved could afford to acknowledge the events of the 30th of October 2020, not even The Crown.

May God have mercy on us all.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 01, 2020, 03:21:29 am
Well, I turned 52 today.

Which means I've been in this fucking place for EIGHTEEN YEARS.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on November 01, 2020, 03:30:19 am
Somewhat longer than I have, but I don't really count my earlier years because I was dumber then than I am now. Happy Birthday, Howl. I'm still dumb and nobody wants me here, fuck that, birthday time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 01, 2020, 03:38:17 am
Well, I turned 52 today.

Which means I've been in this fucking place for EIGHTEEN YEARS.

Happy birthday. This place is definitely much richer for your participation. I hope you choose to do as I intend to do and keep on dancing the PD shuffle until the lights go out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on November 01, 2020, 04:39:00 pm
Congrats, your PD account is now old enough to go fight in Afghanistan.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on November 02, 2020, 11:36:51 am

Its making me irrationaly angry all this stupid talk about "second wave" of the plague in Mexico.

The 1st wave never ended just cause its an eternal plateau, if anything its a slowly rising flood.

Now, Italy and Belgium, those aint "second waves" those are fucking TSUNAMIS.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 02, 2020, 02:46:33 pm
Somewhat longer than I have, but I don't really count my earlier years because I was dumber then than I am now. Happy Birthday, Howl. I'm still dumb and nobody wants me here, fuck that, birthday time.

Your birthday wishes to me that somehow became about you are appreciated.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on November 02, 2020, 03:07:27 pm
Happy Birfday, Dok

Did you get any opportunity to celebrate? birthdays are weird, this time around.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 02, 2020, 03:17:32 pm
Happy Birfday, Dok

Did you get any opportunity to celebrate? birthdays are weird, this time around.

My wife and I spent the day together, at home.

I'm okay with that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: TheAudience on November 02, 2020, 05:31:59 pm
Happy Birthday Dok! I'm wishing you the best!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on November 02, 2020, 07:05:32 pm
Somewhat longer than I have, but I don't really count my earlier years because I was dumber then than I am now. Happy Birthday, Howl. I'm still dumb and nobody wants me here, fuck that, birthday time.

Your birthday wishes to me that somehow became about you are appreciated.
Of course Dok, glad you enjoyed your birthday. May you have many more.

EDIT: I drank like a fish and pissed a lot of people off to celebrate.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pergamos on November 02, 2020, 11:59:17 pm
Happy Birfday, Dok

Did you get any opportunity to celebrate? birthdays are weird, this time around.

My wife and I spent the day together, at home.

I'm okay with that.

Those can be the best birthdays.  Congratulations on making it another time around the sun.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 03, 2020, 03:47:58 pm
Found out last night that Rona has a grip on my best friend and one remaining love on this soggy, rotten pringle of a world. But hey, maybe it will spare her a horrible cancer death from constant tetraflouroborate poisoning. This world can get fucked. I do believe I shall do some of the fucking my damn myself.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on November 03, 2020, 04:56:43 pm
It terrifies me that a close friend of mine might catch Covid... not only is she vulnerable, because her system hasn't in the past reacted well to illness, but a close and dear family member of hers is vulnerable as well. TWJ I seriously hope your friend's case is one of those cases that is recovered from easily. I'll pray for your friend, but God typically does whatever she feels appropriate. I wish I could offer more, but I'm helpless when it comes to this plague, or, just about anything.

I only mention my own fear of this virus as a way of communicating that I understand how overwhelming and horrible all this is. I don't know what I'd do if I were in your shoes...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on November 03, 2020, 06:49:38 pm
Banned from Facebook for 30 days.
Banned from Twitter for 12 hours.

Good start to election day over here.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pope Pixie Pickle on November 06, 2020, 08:30:23 pm
hopefully starting the process of an autism assessment on Tuesday. also my fb got hacked so HMU on Pixie O'Fubar for my backup acct
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 06, 2020, 11:45:50 pm
Hey everyone, still Not Dead Yet. Was at Copley Square for the "satanic ritual" where some performance artists ate trumps heart and burned him in effigy. Our local foodbank has capped how many people they will deliver to until we can scrounge up some more drivers, and I'm afraid they may limit it even if we get volunteers to show up. Two more owner occupied cars have joined the permanent one in the parking lot behind Dockside and one of the neighbors we're trying to help is living in a tent.

I've been posting art and packing food. Hope you all are staying busy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on November 10, 2020, 03:06:30 pm
I'm starting to have trouble keeping up with who I hate and why I hate them. Is there some kind of specialized shitlist management software out there, or do I just need to learn SQL?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on November 10, 2020, 03:30:54 pm
I'm starting to have trouble keeping up with who I hate and why I hate them. Is there some kind of specialized shitlist management software out there, or do I just need to learn SQL?

Have you considered adopting general misanthropy?  It cuts down on the paperwork.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 10, 2020, 03:56:12 pm
I'm starting to have trouble keeping up with who I hate and why I hate them. Is there some kind of specialized shitlist management software out there, or do I just need to learn SQL?

Have you considered adopting general misanthropy?  It cuts down on the paperwork.

This
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on November 10, 2020, 04:33:49 pm
I'm starting to have trouble keeping up with who I hate and why I hate them. Is there some kind of specialized shitlist management software out there, or do I just need to learn SQL?

Have you considered adopting general misanthropy?  It cuts down on the paperwork.

You make a valid point, and that is more or less my default state, but it presents itself as a passive sense of mistrust. My sense of aesthetics requires a more scientific approach to active implementation of hatred.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on November 14, 2020, 02:35:42 am
So I live in fucking Virginia now. Despite protestation and attempts to not come here, I'm fucking here.

The good news is that the Navy actually gave us a nice house.
The bad news is that this is Norfolk and apparently gunshots are normal.

This is the biggest fucking Navy installation I have ever seen, and San Diego is massive.

The weather is absolute shit, and being castigated by both my mom and Mr. Suu over the last few days about finding work despite pandemic and not following through with my PhD applications elsewhere has made me so fucking salty that I am drunk applying to random shit all around Hampton Roads. Nothing in my field is hiring because of COVID, so I am going to probably get exposed working retail for the holidays, die, and maybe my parents will feel bad about it. Mr. Suu doesn't want me to work retail, but whatever. I just want to pay down some debt we accumulated from me not working in Jacksonville.

Mr. Suu is back on Sea Duty, so he's not going to be around. There is no reason for me to be in this huge fucking house working at Michaels for 3 years until he retires and we're officially broke forever because COVID killed museums.

Sick of being called a loser by my family. I hope Biden takes all their fucking guns. (He won't, but you know.)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2020, 04:20:06 am
My brother spent 6 years in Norfolk.  It's part of why he's an incurable prick (the other part is that the fucker was just born an asshole).

And tell your family to get wrecked.  There's a fucking plague on and nobody needs to hear that kind of bullshit.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on November 14, 2020, 02:50:01 pm
My brother spent 6 years in Norfolk.  It's part of why he's an incurable prick (the other part is that the fucker was just born an asshole).

And tell your family to get wrecked.  There's a fucking plague on and nobody needs to hear that kind of bullshit.

Let's be real, living in New England for 14 fucking years already made me insufferable, but this place is batshit insane and I've only been here 5 days. The locals hate the Navy, the Navy hates the locals. Jacksonville was bad, but I KNEW coming here was gonna be worse. You get sent to LANT to die. Mr. Suu and I have been arguing about it for months, and he was fine with me finding work or school elsewhere, but we ran out of time, and well, pandemic. I have a referred app in with a gobermint-related gig in the DC area, but it's been longer than it should be, so my guess is that it was filled and they never bothered to update USAJobs.

On the upside, NATO is here, so sliding into a think tank position if I can find one here is not out of the question. Otherwise, my PhD application is just waiting on 2 letters of recommendation and $30 at this point. It needs to be in by December 1st. If shit still looks bad next summer, then I'll defer admission a year, but then I'm balls deep in his twilight tour and there be deployments on the horizon.

I'll survive just fine, that's not the issue, I'm just exhausted. Three moves in 4 years is a lot even by Navy standards.

And yeah, mom was nice enough to help us move, and we did need the extra hand, but didn't appreciate her telling me to just be a good wife and stay in the nice big house and "just get a job and deal until he's done." I'm almost fucking 40.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 16, 2020, 12:53:20 pm
Well I'm hopping a train south to New Orleans because I have nowhere to stay in Wisconsin and winter is coming on fast. I never intend to reside here again. I have friends and business interests so I may visit from time to time, but I was already looking to make a leap before my car broke down in LaX in June. I have a friend I'm meeting up with in the French Quarter and intend to set down new roots there fairly quickly. I have a couple hundred each in cash and food stamps and a few hundred on my debit card. Managed to pare down my posessions to a stuffed backpack, a rather nice all way roller luggage I got at a thrift shop, and my walking staff, which always goes where I go. In for some challenges to be sure, but my spirit is optimistic and I am as well prepped as an old hand gamer can be for a potentially difficult adventure.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on November 16, 2020, 01:09:51 pm
Well I'm hopping a train south to New Orleans because I have nowhere to stay in Wisconsin and winter is coming on fast. I never intend to reside here again. I have friends and business interests so I may visit from time to time, but I was already looking to make a leap before my car broke down in LaX in June. I have a friend I'm meeting up with in the French Quarter and intend to set down new roots there fairly quickly. I have a couple hundred each in cash and food stamps and a few hundred on my debit card. Managed to pare down my posessions to a stuffed backpack, a rather nice all way roller luggage I got at a thrift shop, and my walking staff, which always goes where I go. In for some challenges to be sure, but my spirit is optimistic and I am as well prepped as an old hand gamer can be for a potentially difficult adventure.

You're one of the most cautious/paranoid people about Covid that I've ever seen, and you've decided to live in NEW ORLEANS?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 16, 2020, 03:06:52 pm
And then TWJ was swallowed by the whirlpool of virus.  :(
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on November 17, 2020, 12:53:50 am
Well I'm hopping a train south to New Orleans because I have nowhere to stay in Wisconsin and winter is coming on fast. I never intend to reside here again. I have friends and business interests so I may visit from time to time, but I was already looking to make a leap before my car broke down in LaX in June. I have a friend I'm meeting up with in the French Quarter and intend to set down new roots there fairly quickly. I have a couple hundred each in cash and food stamps and a few hundred on my debit card. Managed to pare down my posessions to a stuffed backpack, a rather nice all way roller luggage I got at a thrift shop, and my walking staff, which always goes where I go. In for some challenges to be sure, but my spirit is optimistic and I am as well prepped as an old hand gamer can be for a potentially difficult adventure.

You're one of the most cautious/paranoid people about Covid that I've ever seen, and you've decided to live in NEW ORLEANS?

Sounds more like he may not have a choice.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 17, 2020, 02:19:55 am
It is entirely an act of desperation, and in part a choice of where to go if I had to pick a city to die in, partly circumstantial opportunity. Me and the dojo sensei got into a little disagreement over his imaginary friends. I was not polite about what a crazy fucker he was being. A couple days later I went in for a covid test due to circumstantial exposure risk from the derelicts that live in the rooms above. The hospital staff suggested I admit myself when I tested clean for drugs due to obvious hypomanic symptoms. While in the ward I kept him updated by phone on occasion. The punk CALLED MY PSYCHOLOGIST and tried to make it out like I was dangerously insane. Fortunately this psychologist knew me from my last visit. The sensei kept him on the phone for over 50 min apparently talking about me hypothetically because I had given no permission for him to contact me or my doctors. We eventually had a three way call. He reneged on our agreement of honor and all plans to partner up in the future. I had initially 1 week after I got out to leave the dojo. Managed to push that back by a week and a half as I tried to improvise a move. He still plays friendly because I was courteous, but he's a lunatic with paper thin pretenses in place of Honor. Much of my stuff remains in his basement. He asked me to leave my key, given by a now dead teacher and mutual friend.

I am making that lemonade that they speak of. I intend to drink it spiked among the graves and with music in the air. Plus the friend I am meeting is an amazing person and I look forward to talking IRL.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on November 17, 2020, 03:31:12 pm
TWJ, and really anybody for that matter, I just wanted to point out that N95 masks are actually available now, sporadically. I found a box of 15 on grainger.com.  Some of them have exhalation valves which would need to be covered.

These are the ones that were available to ship when I checked just now:





 
3M

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Availability

Expected to arrive Thu. Nov 19.   

This item is restricted in certain countries.



 
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Availability

Expected to arrive Thu. Nov 19.
AlertPandemic product not subject to addtl. discounts



 
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Price$29.40 / pkg. of 20
Availability

Expected to arrive Thu. Nov 19.   

This item is restricted in certain countries.



 
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Availability

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AlertPandemic product not subject to addtl. discounts




 
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Availability

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This item is restricted in certain countries.



 
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Availability

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Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on November 17, 2020, 03:40:55 pm
Also, some dumbass I've hated since 6th grade just posted this shit on fb.

This same fucker feels that the fact that some members of our church, including some deacons and elders voted against Trump is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.

I have a feeling that a life of violent crime may be in my not-to-distant future.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 19, 2020, 01:53:40 am
So get this. I am wandering an unknown neighborhood with my pack and my staff and this young fella comes up trying to hustle a bit. We get to talking. He invites me to chill. Turns out the house is looking for a new roomie. The kid is alright, but the landlord is a Puerto Rican New Yorker and old school Discordian working on some very cool scripts and amazing cosmological storytelling. He just prefers New Orleans for all kinda reasons. Funny how these encounters just happen. We gonna get along mighty fine I think.

Hail Eris
Howyadoin
Causus Belli
Chaos Troopin'
Tales told
And terrible they
Hard wrought
On a treachreous Way
But downlow
Like Charlie in the bush
To spring a trap
It just takes luck
And a little push
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 19, 2020, 06:27:23 am
Addendum.

That nice young man seems to have managed to fuck up a very good arrangement. While I was out and visiting with the new friend that was holding down my luggage for a few hours the landlord had to break into the bathroom where the kid had just dosed himself with what appears to be some nasty hoss cooked on a dirty spoon. That was apparently strike three in record time and man did he strike out hard. Shame. Seemed like a decent guy. His mother came and scooped him and his evil but cute little bastardo of a cat. Some of his stuff remains including a rather nice bed. Guess until he reclaims it the landlord is quite alright with me crashing my weary ass on it. Kid incidentally caused some property damage including a busted front door. It is as secure as it can be for now. Plus I will be sleeping just on the other side of it. The landlord seems to very much be ok with a huge, angry ninja-wizard handling security in a fairly rough neighborhood. If I am successful enough at getting my job/hustle on over time I can probably just pay him enough that further roomies of questionable integrity become unnecessary. A good crash space is invaluable. I absolutely am not going to let this one go to shit over some stupid shit if I can help it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on November 20, 2020, 02:19:58 pm
Addendum.

That nice young man seems to have managed to fuck up a very good arrangement. While I was out and visiting with the new friend that was holding down my luggage for a few hours the landlord had to break into the bathroom where the kid had just dosed himself with what appears to be some nasty hoss cooked on a dirty spoon. That was apparently strike three in record time and man did he strike out hard. Shame. Seemed like a decent guy. His mother came and scooped him and his evil but cute little bastardo of a cat. Some of his stuff remains including a rather nice bed. Guess until he reclaims it the landlord is quite alright with me crashing my weary ass on it. Kid incidentally caused some property damage including a busted front door. It is as secure as it can be for now. Plus I will be sleeping just on the other side of it. The landlord seems to very much be ok with a huge, angry ninja-wizard handling security in a fairly rough neighborhood. If I am successful enough at getting my job/hustle on over time I can probably just pay him enough that further roomies of questionable integrity become unnecessary. A good crash space is invaluable. I absolutely am not going to let this one go to shit over some stupid shit if I can help it.

Sounds pretty fucking standard for NOLA, really.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 20, 2020, 03:53:01 pm
Addendum.

That nice young man seems to have managed to fuck up a very good arrangement. While I was out and visiting with the new friend that was holding down my luggage for a few hours the landlord had to break into the bathroom where the kid had just dosed himself with what appears to be some nasty hoss cooked on a dirty spoon. That was apparently strike three in record time and man did he strike out hard. Shame. Seemed like a decent guy. His mother came and scooped him and his evil but cute little bastardo of a cat. Some of his stuff remains including a rather nice bed. Guess until he reclaims it the landlord is quite alright with me crashing my weary ass on it. Kid incidentally caused some property damage including a busted front door. It is as secure as it can be for now. Plus I will be sleeping just on the other side of it. The landlord seems to very much be ok with a huge, angry ninja-wizard handling security in a fairly rough neighborhood. If I am successful enough at getting my job/hustle on over time I can probably just pay him enough that further roomies of questionable integrity become unnecessary. A good crash space is invaluable. I absolutely am not going to let this one go to shit over some stupid shit if I can help it.

Sounds pretty fucking standard for NOLA, really.

I'm starting to see that pretty clearly. I'm in the 7th ward and I have been warned of violence popping off regularly and sometimes with no reason other than a hot temper or cowboy bullshit posturing. Heard clusters of gun shots twice yesterday but not a single siren.

Don't take this as morbid, but I kinda feel at home. Except that the local cemetery is WAY cooler. The church that I assume manages it is nearby. Might stop in for services on Sunday if there's no lockdown. Break in is common I am told. Perhaps they could use an inexpensive caretaker.

I have realized that no amount of precaution can save me from exposure to 'Rona under the sanitary and social conditions happening here and everywhere else in NOLA. I still take precautions, but not for my health's sake so much as my conscience and to hopefully set a good example without coming off as frightened or standoffish. Seems to be working. I often tip my mask down to smile briefly. People seem to like me so far.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on November 20, 2020, 04:06:57 pm
I have to be honest, I'm a bit jealous.  NOLA is one of my favorite cities.  In the Before Times, we would go at least once a year.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on November 20, 2020, 07:27:47 pm
TWJ, I have found some of the friendliest people live in some of the worst places. Well, they're friendly provided you don't offend them (but they tend to be reasonable if you aren't a total fuck-stick). I spent six months in the Bluff, sixth worst neighborhood in the united states, it was part of Atlanta that got cut off from downtown by the construction of the Georgia Dome, now it's basically a warzone territory, boarded up houses, roving gun-battles on the daily, but damn the people there are really cool. Good luck with your new home!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 20, 2020, 08:52:26 pm
I have to be honest, I'm a bit jealous.  NOLA is one of my favorite cities.  In the Before Times, we would go at least once a year.

I just got back from exploring St. Roch's cemetery. Patron saint of miraculous cures. Apparently there is a holy fountain now shut off that was known for being curative, a HUGE shrine to St. Michael, court of the archangels in general, and in the other half across the street SOMETHING that was palpable like a bad taste in my mouth in a very large, heavily gated and locked, chapel/crypt. They definitely need a maintenance guy with a strong spine in more than one sense. One tomb in particular was unsealed and covered in red brick dust, brick sitting in front of the slab. As I stood observing and projecting a tiny bit the dead flower stem in the vase moved several times back and forth in sudden jerks. The cemetary walls are more than 10 feet tall and nearly as thick because they hold corpses. There was zero wind and no other flowers moved. I introduced myself and appologized for being intrusive. The movement stopped quite suddenly. I bid good day and kept wandering and snapping the occasional pic. Anomalous movement is nothing new to me, but I have never seen it happen so brazenly in broad daylight before. The spirits here are Wutang Clan levels of nothing to fuck with.

Then again, niether am I. I think I am going to like this neighborhood.

LMNO if things finally chill on the covid situation it would be amazing to meet you here sometime. This place is so contradictory in being lively, even during a plague, yet soaked in old, often horrible, death and suffering. Seems the only really consistent thing is extremes. This place is a lot of things, but "kinda middling" is not one of them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 20, 2020, 10:20:46 pm
Interesting side note after a bit of research

St. Roch is more specifically a patron of plagues and infectious diseases. The cemetary was built in fulfillment of a vow a priest took before St. Roch to spare his parish during a yellow fever outbreak in the late 1800s. Not one person in the whole parish took ill.

Part of my plan coming here was to produce a smooth sublingual tincture of CBD and CBG, possibly some THC bearing ones for nausea as well on the down low. I came here to do good and to be a healer so well as I can be, for as long as I draw breath.

I know I risk the plague and I feel a certain affinity with the story of St. Roch. He was on pilgrimage to Rome and stopped to minister to plague victims. He himself caught the plague. He was tended by a dog that was stealing biscuits from the market and bringing them to him, and so is also saint of dog lovers. The merchant being stolen from eventually noticed and followed the dog. He nursed Roch back to health. Roch went right on ministering to the sick like a champ.

There is spiritual power. It is very much the power of storytelling made manifest. As things get ever darker over the coming years perhaps I can use this power to keep a brighter light lit for people locally. I intend to brand my tinctures as "St. Raphael's" after both the archangel of healing and life and my recently slain Igbo brother Justice Ihechi Raphael. St. Raphael has his own court in the cemetery, though not a whole gigantic shrine like St. Michael. The symbolism there is very distinctively about spiritual warfare, almost moreso than healing. Going to be interesting visiting the church on Sunday.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on November 20, 2020, 11:32:05 pm
Why not St. Norton blend? Excellent post though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on November 20, 2020, 11:36:52 pm
Also, I'm worried about Altered, by all logic I shouldn't be worried but it would make me feel much better if she posted here.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pergamos on November 21, 2020, 06:09:46 am
Why not St. Norton blend? Excellent post though.

One, Norton is from San Francisco, two he was delusional and I don't think Joseph is making deleriants, just medicine.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 21, 2020, 11:40:27 am
Why not St. Norton blend? Excellent post though.

One, Norton is from San Francisco, two he was delusional and I don't think Joseph is making deleriants, just medicine.

*ahem*

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 I intend to brand my tinctures as "St. Raphael's" after both the archangel of healing and life and my recently slain Igbo brother Justice Ihechi Raphael

I can't believe this asshole still thinks that whatever he thinks should be said, much less to me. He obviously can read. He just has only ever said things in context of himself.

Fujikoma I do not give a shit what you think, least of all about my posts. My one regret about reiterating that to you is that inevitably you will whine about how nobody likes you in a bid for more attention through false pity.   :boring:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on November 21, 2020, 06:02:46 pm
Suck my dick, other than that I hope your new thing goes well, TWJ.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on November 24, 2020, 11:11:57 am
Baby has become very mobile in the last few days, everything in the house is now a death trap. The new game is pulling herself up in the crib and toppling over.

Herself is taking extended maternity so we're down to the one income, which isn't a problem but I've cut some costs till April such as my Patreons, Queen G I think was the only person I had from here on it and I'd like to restore that come April
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on November 24, 2020, 11:24:25 pm
Baby has become very mobile in the last few days, everything in the house is now a death trap. The new game is pulling herself up in the crib and toppling over.

Herself is taking extended maternity so we're down to the one income, which isn't a problem but I've cut some costs till April such as my Patreons, Queen G I think was the only person I had from here on it and I'd like to restore that come April

Id give money but ive been running on the red for years... I think it really goes unspoken, but we really appreciate your investment on the website.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on November 25, 2020, 08:37:26 am
Yeqh its nothing dramatic, website is budgeted for, im not looking for anything, I just closed some subscriptions for the short term like Spotify and stuff until herself is back to work
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on November 25, 2020, 09:07:24 pm
Congrats on the kiddo, Faust. (I'm a wee out of the loop.)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on November 26, 2020, 09:47:09 am
Thank you, and congratulations on the phd enrollment
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 26, 2020, 11:27:06 am
There has to be some way to drop a death curse on the rooster that decided 1 a.m. was the time to begin crowing, and then continue crowing for 4 and a half hours nonstop so far. I just want to force-choke the little fucker or something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 27, 2020, 04:31:06 am
There has to be some way to drop a death curse on the rooster that decided 1 a.m. was the time to begin crowing, and then continue crowing for 4 and a half hours nonstop so far. I just want to force-choke the little fucker or something.

Out here in the desert, we use a cleaver.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on November 27, 2020, 02:27:07 pm
There has to be some way to drop a death curse on the rooster that decided 1 a.m. was the time to begin crowing, and then continue crowing for 4 and a half hours nonstop so far. I just want to force-choke the little fucker or something.

Out here in the desert, we use a cleaver.

Since roosters are likely to be old and tough, perhaps prepare it "Coq au Vin"?

I heard the term on a cooking show once
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 27, 2020, 05:10:45 pm
There has to be some way to drop a death curse on the rooster that decided 1 a.m. was the time to begin crowing, and then continue crowing for 4 and a half hours nonstop so far. I just want to force-choke the little fucker or something.

Out here in the desert, we use a cleaver.

Dude if I knew where the little fucker was I would show up at the doorstep of the owner with $50 and a cleaver. My bet is a fine meal and solid night of sleep would result.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on November 27, 2020, 09:50:22 pm
There has to be some way to drop a death curse on the rooster that decided 1 a.m. was the time to begin crowing, and then continue crowing for 4 and a half hours nonstop so far. I just want to force-choke the little fucker or something.

Out here in the desert, we use a cleaver.

Dude if I knew where the little fucker was I would show up at the doorstep of the owner with $50 and a cleaver. My bet is a fine meal and solid night of sleep would result.

Do not fuck with a rooster in New Orleans. Trust me on this, they use them for voodoo sacrifices.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: rong on November 27, 2020, 11:06:21 pm
There has to be some way to drop a death curse on the rooster that decided 1 a.m. was the time to begin crowing, and then continue crowing for 4 and a half hours nonstop so far. I just want to force-choke the little fucker or something.

Out here in the desert, we use a cleaver.

Dude if I knew where the little fucker was I would show up at the doorstep of the owner with $50 and a cleaver. My bet is a fine meal and solid night of sleep would result.

Do not fuck with a rooster in New Orleans. Trust me on this, they use them for voodoo sacrifices.
YA KNOW HE AIN'T GONNA DIE . . . . .
                               \

(https://lastfm.freetls.fastly.net/i/u/770x0/8e578ba680de455c9a757b11ed0ad5fd.jpg#8e578ba680de455c9a757b11ed0ad5fd)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 28, 2020, 01:19:21 am
There has to be some way to drop a death curse on the rooster that decided 1 a.m. was the time to begin crowing, and then continue crowing for 4 and a half hours nonstop so far. I just want to force-choke the little fucker or something.

Out here in the desert, we use a cleaver.

Dude if I knew where the little fucker was I would show up at the doorstep of the owner with $50 and a cleaver. My bet is a fine meal and solid night of sleep would result.

Do not fuck with a rooster in New Orleans. Trust me on this, they use them for voodoo sacrifices.

Bought and paid for. Legit transaction. I give the spirits half and a side of mashed potatoes, but apparently this rooster is quite notorious and I could be be seen as doing the community a favor.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on November 28, 2020, 01:28:33 am
There has to be some way to drop a death curse on the rooster that decided 1 a.m. was the time to begin crowing, and then continue crowing for 4 and a half hours nonstop so far. I just want to force-choke the little fucker or something.

Out here in the desert, we use a cleaver.

Dude if I knew where the little fucker was I would show up at the doorstep of the owner with $50 and a cleaver. My bet is a fine meal and solid night of sleep would result.

Do not fuck with a rooster in New Orleans. Trust me on this, they use them for voodoo sacrifices.

Bought and paid for. Legit transaction. I give the spirits half and a side of mashed potatoes, but apparently this rooster is quite notorious and I could be be seen as doing the community a favor.

Look, I don't make the rules, I'm just saying you may not want to piss off the wrong person while you're down there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on November 28, 2020, 07:38:24 am
Producer friend of mine is sitting on a script for a short that, imo, is pure f'kin gold. If she can wrangle the funding I'll be a full blown animation studio, rather than just another pair of hands in the vfx credits. How the fuck do I keep getting myself into these ridiculous situations :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on November 28, 2020, 01:47:45 pm
The pure and wholesome love of Baby Jesus.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 28, 2020, 05:28:09 pm
The pure and wholesome love of Baby Jesus.

... I wonder what the bootleg market for that stuff is. I may have a tight but consistent Source for the pure stuff. If I stomp on it real hard I could really clean up on the street level trade and darkweb biz.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on November 30, 2020, 06:36:28 pm
Blocked from Twitter again, this time for hurting Rand Paul's feelings, so I call it a win.

I get Facebook back on Thursday, at least.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: rong on December 04, 2020, 02:17:03 am
ok, which one of you is responsible for THIS (https://arcanebullshit.com/)?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on December 04, 2020, 10:06:47 pm
ok, which one of you is responsible for THIS (https://arcanebullshit.com/)?

Not me, but I need that deck.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on December 08, 2020, 04:26:25 pm
In the Time Before, I took walks by the river during my lunch break.  Not the pleasantly curated asphalt trails, favoured by joggers, but the behind-paths, the under-paths, with trees and rocks and mud and sinkholes and hostile squirrels.

Now, in the Plague Time, I work from home, far from the river.  I take my walks in the cold blackness of the Canadian pre-dawn, along the side-roads and alleys and those pedestrian bypasses used only by dog-walkers and schoolchildren.

I have learned to hate motion-sensitive lights.  I like walking in the dark.  Being blasted in the face at random by a floodlamp is a declaration of war.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 08, 2020, 04:28:37 pm
I take my walks in the cold blackness of the Canadian pre-dawn

You need to narrow that down some.  That could be hours, days, or months.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on December 08, 2020, 05:16:31 pm
I take my walks in the cold blackness of the Canadian pre-dawn

You need to narrow that down some.  That could be hours, days, or months.
Hey, I'm not that far north.  Saskatoon hardly ever gets less than 8 hours of daylight.

Today's walk: 06:58 - 07:28.
Today's sunrise: 08:59.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 15, 2020, 09:05:01 pm
Cain,

Betty99 in the waiting room LOOKS like a bot, but the IP comes up fairly normal.  I'll leave that one to you or Faust.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on December 15, 2020, 11:29:09 pm
I saw spam reports for the IP and the email domain address, so I've blacklisted the latter.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 16, 2020, 03:12:44 am
I saw spam reports for the IP and the email domain address, so I've blacklisted the latter.

I've been banning bots with addresses in Russia and India with email addies ending in "greatbigdickpills.com", but sometimes I gotta leave it to the experts.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 16, 2020, 03:13:15 am
The pure and wholesome love of Baby Jesus.

By which he means we haven't had a Baby Jesus video in 12 years or so.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on December 16, 2020, 03:25:21 am
I saw spam reports for the IP and the email domain address, so I've blacklisted the latter.

I've been banning bots with addresses in Russia and India with email addies ending in "greatbigdickpills.com", but sometimes I gotta leave it to the experts.

Usually if I'm unsure I run them through cleantalk or stopforumspam's websites...their datasets are pretty comprehensive and whenever I have doubted them, I've regretted it later on.

The pure and wholesome love of Baby Jesus.

By which he means we haven't had a Baby Jesus video in 12 years or so.

Most definitely yes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on December 17, 2020, 04:54:20 am
This reminds me of the time Altered assaulted my email address with spam just to upset me, she succeeded. If you tolerate that, you should tolerate big penis pills all over the place. If not, someone needs to tell Altered she crossed a line. I didn't do it, because I wouldn't, but the irony is hilarious.

EDITED TO ADD: Altered hasn't posted in some time, and when she did she was suffering from multiple maladies. I would be comforted if she said something, believe it or not, I worry about her. For very good reason. It would cause me much less worry if she posted.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Fujikoma on December 17, 2020, 05:15:52 am
In a way she sort of reminds me of me if I were from some bizarro universe. I respect her decisions and all that but I don't want our disagreements to be over.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on December 17, 2020, 01:46:22 pm
Pretty certain literally nobody cares how you "feel" about altered but you so...
 :fuckoff:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 17, 2020, 02:30:38 pm
This reminds me of the time Altered assaulted my email address with spam just to upset me, she succeeded. If you tolerate that, you should tolerate big penis pills all over the place. If not, someone needs to tell Altered she crossed a line. I didn't do it, because I wouldn't, but the irony is hilarious.

EDITED TO ADD: Altered hasn't posted in some time, and when she did she was suffering from multiple maladies. I would be comforted if she said something, believe it or not, I worry about her. For very good reason. It would cause me much less worry if she posted.

You can of course prove it was her that bombed your inbox?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on December 17, 2020, 08:50:48 pm
This reminds me of the time Altered assaulted my email address with spam just to upset me, she succeeded. If you tolerate that, you should tolerate big penis pills all over the place. If not, someone needs to tell Altered she crossed a line. I didn't do it, because I wouldn't, but the irony is hilarious.

EDITED TO ADD: Altered hasn't posted in some time, and when she did she was suffering from multiple maladies. I would be comforted if she said something, believe it or not, I worry about her. For very good reason. It would cause me much less worry if she posted.

TBH you had it coming (assuming it was even her) - people dont usually take it kindly when someone is making creepy comments about oneself.

And being "too psychotic or autistic" to recognize social queues or right from wrong is not an excuse.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pergamos on December 18, 2020, 02:02:29 am
In the Time Before, I took walks by the river during my lunch break.  Not the pleasantly curated asphalt trails, favoured by joggers, but the behind-paths, the under-paths, with trees and rocks and mud and sinkholes and hostile squirrels.

Now, in the Plague Time, I work from home, far from the river.  I take my walks in the cold blackness of the Canadian pre-dawn, along the side-roads and alleys and those pedestrian bypasses used only by dog-walkers and schoolchildren.

I have learned to hate motion-sensitive lights.  I like walking in the dark.  Being blasted in the face at random by a floodlamp is a declaration of war.

I'm with you on the motion sensor lights.  They ruin my night vision and always make me paranoid since there are a few of my neighbors who might throw on the porch light and be standing under it with a shotgun.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on December 25, 2020, 04:30:43 pm
Likely first MAGAbomber starting off The Snivel War festivities in Nashville.

https://apnews.com/article/Nashville-explosion-Christmas-52708bfd05e4f6ff433cc404443c65d4
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on December 25, 2020, 07:20:47 pm
Likely first MAGAbomber starting off The Snivel War festivities in Nashville.

https://apnews.com/article/Nashville-explosion-Christmas-52708bfd05e4f6ff433cc404443c65d4

Yeah. I can't bring myself to read it right now. Saw a Yahoo article this morning trying like hell to avoid saying "big ass professional grade truck bomb and we have no idea if there are more or whodunnit."

The Snivel War... Fucking EXACTLY THAT. Read Howl's most recent Hey Louie. He lays it out exactly as it is. Selfish punks having a tantrum about a reality they just don't like.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on December 25, 2020, 08:01:49 pm
Likely first MAGAbomber starting off The Snivel War festivities in Nashville.

https://apnews.com/article/Nashville-explosion-Christmas-52708bfd05e4f6ff433cc404443c65d4

Yeah. I can't bring myself to read it right now. Saw a Yahoo article this morning trying like hell to avoid saying "big ass professional grade truck bomb and we have no idea if there are more or whodunnit."

The Snivel War... Fucking EXACTLY THAT. Read Howl's most recent Hey Louie. He lays it out exactly as it is. Selfish punks having a tantrum about a reality they just don't like.

Nobody was killed. It was an RV which blared a message through a PA system for 15 minutes before the explosion to "Evacuate the area". The target appears to have been a major AT&T internet hub.

As far as the tantrums, lately I've been rubbing something like that in the faces of people I see calling for civil war. First, anybody who's smart and genuinely intends to engage in such action would not be talking about it on the internet, and second the whole reason people like Antifa and BLM actually got up and did something is because they actually believe the things they say they believe. Most of these yahoos do not. They just say whatever needs to be said at the time to score whatever they perceive to be points (see also: The Alt-Right Playbook: The Card Says Moops) This is why the left stands up for what they believe in, and those people don't precisely because they don't actually believe their own bullshit.

Unfortunately, that still leaves plenty of them who do believe the bullshit and are probably going to act on it.

If anybody needs me, I'll be hunkering in my bean fort.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 26, 2020, 02:01:57 am
There is human tissue in the wreckage, and there was a gunshot 15 minutes before the explosion.

My first thought was boogs, ain't gonna lie.  But now I think it was a crazy person who set the timer and then shot himself.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on December 26, 2020, 02:11:26 am
There is human tissue in the wreckage, and there was a gunshot 15 minutes before the explosion.

My first thought was boogs, ain't gonna lie.  But now I think it was a crazy person who set the timer and then shot himself.

I wondered that as well.

Waiting to hear what the FBI have to say before jumping to any conclusions, but that's certainly a reasonable possibility based on the very little we know.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on December 26, 2020, 02:25:20 am
There is human tissue in the wreckage, and there was a gunshot 15 minutes before the explosion.

My first thought was boogs, ain't gonna lie.  But now I think it was a crazy person who set the timer and then shot himself.

I wondered that as well.

Waiting to hear what the FBI have to say before jumping to any conclusions, but that's certainly a reasonable possibility based on the very little we know.

My gut is telling me that the bomb maker is not this nutjob. Something this well planned and executed is likely the work of a dedicated and intelligent madman. Teaching some random psycho schmuck how to set a timer ain't all that hard. I suspect that the problem may well be ongoing. I would give A LOT to hear a recording of the exact message in total. The blast scorched the shit out of trees rather far away indeed. That's a helluva heat wash. Enough to make me wonder if it might have been a bit more advanced in composition and construction than your average hillbilly fertilizer bomb. But I don't know enough to really speculate. I DO see that they're being dodgy as fuck about the deets and how to characterize the event. Whatever it is this is an opening move, not game over.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on December 26, 2020, 04:10:26 am
There is human tissue in the wreckage, and there was a gunshot 15 minutes before the explosion.

My first thought was boogs, ain't gonna lie.  But now I think it was a crazy person who set the timer and then shot himself.



I'm leaning toward Qanon 5G conspiracy theorists or something. AT&T owns WarnerMedia, of which CNN is a part. Plenty of stuff to build a theory out of there.

Also, the voice in the recording sounds female.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on December 26, 2020, 04:11:06 am
There is human tissue in the wreckage, and there was a gunshot 15 minutes before the explosion.

My first thought was boogs, ain't gonna lie.  But now I think it was a crazy person who set the timer and then shot himself.

I wondered that as well.

Waiting to hear what the FBI have to say before jumping to any conclusions, but that's certainly a reasonable possibility based on the very little we know.

My gut is telling me that the bomb maker is not this nutjob. Something this well planned and executed is likely the work of a dedicated and intelligent madman. Teaching some random psycho schmuck how to set a timer ain't all that hard. I suspect that the problem may well be ongoing. I would give A LOT to hear a recording of the exact message in total. The blast scorched the shit out of trees rather far away indeed. That's a helluva heat wash. Enough to make me wonder if it might have been a bit more advanced in composition and construction than your average hillbilly fertilizer bomb. But I don't know enough to really speculate. I DO see that they're being dodgy as fuck about the deets and how to characterize the event. Whatever it is this is an opening move, not game over.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=108072791192243&id=100059685666488

This is BUY FAR the weirdest flash I ever saw. I am uncertain that the explosion was chemical in origin. Radiological might explain the heat wash that charred the shit out of trees many blocks away. I can't even begin to guess what the fuck that was, and that is very disquieting for me. I suspect this may have been some sort of demonstration of a novel energetic technology. There was not actual detonation per se that I could hear. I do not know what that sound was or why it and the flash lasted so long. I also don't know why afterwards it seems to have killed the mic but spared the camera. Possibly melting if the heat wash was hot enough, and it charred trees several blocks away on one side only. This is very bad news.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bruno on December 26, 2020, 04:14:57 am
There is human tissue in the wreckage, and there was a gunshot 15 minutes before the explosion.

My first thought was boogs, ain't gonna lie.  But now I think it was a crazy person who set the timer and then shot himself.

I wondered that as well.

Waiting to hear what the FBI have to say before jumping to any conclusions, but that's certainly a reasonable possibility based on the very little we know.

My gut is telling me that the bomb maker is not this nutjob. Something this well planned and executed is likely the work of a dedicated and intelligent madman. Teaching some random psycho schmuck how to set a timer ain't all that hard. I suspect that the problem may well be ongoing. I would give A LOT to hear a recording of the exact message in total. The blast scorched the shit out of trees rather far away indeed. That's a helluva heat wash. Enough to make me wonder if it might have been a bit more advanced in composition and construction than your average hillbilly fertilizer bomb. But I don't know enough to really speculate. I DO see that they're being dodgy as fuck about the deets and how to characterize the event. Whatever it is this is an opening move, not game over.

Here's a video that starts a few seconds before the explosion. Um, trigger warning, maybe?

https://youtu.be/IGfUTy3vX_I

I accept payment in Camel Cash only.

ETA: I guess you already found that. I'm kind of wondering if they used a shaped charge. That building was supposed to be bomb-proof.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on December 26, 2020, 04:22:39 am
I think I'm going to exit this conversation.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on December 26, 2020, 10:34:22 am
I think I'm going to exit this conversation.

I do not blame you one bit Cain. I think I shall exit myself after this post. I cannot well handle this as my mind is pretty much held together by synthetic positivity and cheap twine since the poisoning.

But I leave this fella's reporting as it was passed to me by a friend who knows a thing ot two on FB. The scope of the damage is horrible and ongoing beyond the ... Whatever that initial effect was.

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJsTRs3W/

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJsTMFm5/

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJsTMomj/
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on December 30, 2020, 01:30:57 am
Good times on the streets of NOLA doing my Wizard thing. Made a little more than bus fare on my first day and upon fiving a large blessed red bead to Mr. Escobar he gave me one of his INCREDIBLE tamales! Met LOTS of cool performers including 2 street magicians and a mother-son pair of cartomancers who drive 70 miles one way to do their thing in NOLA every day. Listening to big brass music on Jackson Square now and enjoying the cool night air!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pergamos on December 30, 2020, 10:01:45 pm
I think the son of that mother son team of cartomancers is a friend of mine on facebook.  If so he's got quite the fascinating back story.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on December 31, 2020, 06:25:00 am
I think the son of that mother son team of cartomancers is a friend of mine on facebook.  If so he's got quite the fascinating back story.
Quite possible. He has a marvelous fashion sense! I did not see them today, but spent more time with the street magicians, gav blessed rocks to a seer and a cartomancer... Then I met Raven. More of that story later.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Bovine19 on January 01, 2021, 05:03:48 am
Happy New Year Spags!!!!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on January 02, 2021, 02:10:55 pm
I hope everybody got what they wanted for Christmas, which is this:

https://www.nadgerz.com/balldo/
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Trivial on January 04, 2021, 05:23:50 am
I hope everybody got what they wanted for Christmas, which is this:

https://www.nadgerz.com/balldo/

Sad to say, I did not receive one of those.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on January 04, 2021, 12:42:44 pm
I hope everybody got what they wanted for Christmas, which is this:

https://www.nadgerz.com/balldo/
Wow, this looks like a sex toy designed to make sure everyone has a bad time
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Johnny on January 04, 2021, 02:12:16 pm
I hope everybody got what they wanted for Christmas, which is this:

https://www.nadgerz.com/balldo/
Wow, this looks like a sex toy designed to make sure everyone has a bad time

"How to freak out your local paramedics in one easy step"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: MMIX on January 04, 2021, 03:50:16 pm
I hope everybody got what they wanted for Christmas, which is this:

https://www.nadgerz.com/balldo/
Wow, this looks like a sex toy designed to make sure everyone has a bad time

"How to freak out your local paramedics in one easy step"

Not if you wrap it up nicely and put a big bow on it before you give it to them . . .
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: PoFP on January 12, 2021, 12:44:00 pm
EDIT: I'm terrible at joke execution, worse at mixing jokes and sensitive topics, and THE worst at recognizing and appreciating the INCREDIBLE luck I've been blessed with: To have been asymptomatic with COVID, know absolutely no one that has died from COVID, AND have not been impacted, career-wise, by COVID.

Please forgive any stupid insensitivity on my part regarding this post or any others.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 13, 2021, 07:38:52 pm
Another one of my technicians has died of Covid19, as of about a half hour ago.  I just got the call.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on January 13, 2021, 08:14:39 pm
Goddamn.  Sorry to hear it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: EK WAFFLR on January 22, 2021, 09:51:25 pm
Hey spags. Whatís going on?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 22, 2021, 10:32:08 pm
Hey spags. Whatís going on?

Well, aside from a plague, an insurrection, 4 years of Trump, and creeping Cramulus economic theory, not too much.  You?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on January 23, 2021, 01:05:52 pm
Hey guys, I'm gonna be a dad.   :)



Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on January 23, 2021, 02:37:56 pm
Hey guys, I'm gonna be a dad.   :)
AWWWWWW SHIT!! There's gonna be Cramspawn up in the house!
 :cramstipated:
:banana: :bunny: :banana: :bunny: :banana:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on January 23, 2021, 04:36:27 pm
Hey guys, I'm gonna be a dad.   :)

Congrats man!
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Post by: LuciferX on January 23, 2021, 05:24:45 pm
Hey guys, I'm gonna be a dad.   :)
:thumb:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 23, 2021, 10:18:07 pm
Hey guys, I'm gonna be a dad.   :)

HUZZAH!

Allow me to bestow upon you the wisdom that grandpa Howl gave my dad, and my dad gave me:

"You never get to stop worrying again.  You're gonna worry about your girl while she's pregnant, then worry about the kid when the kid is growing up and then YOUR KID will have kids and you'll start all over again."

Welcome to the club, Cram!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on January 23, 2021, 10:50:18 pm
Hey guys, I'm gonna be a dad.   :)

HOT DAMN!

Congratulations, Professor!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on January 24, 2021, 12:53:17 pm
Thanks, Pals. :)

I'm real excited. And now every time I wake up in the middle of the night to poop, or because my cat is yodeling, I go "ah, cool, sneak preview"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 24, 2021, 06:48:03 pm
Discordian parenting guide?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on January 24, 2021, 08:45:49 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/CRW41Kc.png)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Roly Poly Oly-Garch on January 25, 2021, 10:10:56 am
Hey guys, I'm gonna be a dad.   :)

INCREDIBLE NEWS! Congratulations my dude!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on January 27, 2021, 05:12:11 pm
And the day after my car blew up in the middle of Norfolk, Virginia, I was accepted to a PhD program.

The end.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on January 27, 2021, 05:54:59 pm
And the day after my car blew up in the middle of Norfolk, Virginia, I was accepted to a PhD program.

The end.

God won't let you have nice things until he poops on them.  Trust me on this one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on January 27, 2021, 06:12:09 pm
And the day after my car blew up in the middle of Norfolk, Virginia, I was accepted to a PhD program.

The end.

God won't let you have nice things until he poops on them.  Trust me on this one.

At first I thought the car blew up because Mr. Suu decided he doesn't want to listen to his wife when she goes, "Hey, the Mazda sounds kinda funny, can you take it to work and see if it's acting up or if it's just me?" Then I figured it was because all of the Tampa Bay teams have gotten to their respective finals this year and this is my price.

Head gasket. The magic smoke came out. I freaked out, pulled over, got a tow truck which involved much drama of having a gas station owner yell at me and a cop yelling at the gas station owner for not being helpful to me when I was visibly in distress.

Then I went on base, got Mr. Suu's truck, which also has the check engine light on and needs brakes. I'm scrapping the Mazda this week and using the cash to pay for those fixes.

The PhD is at least fully funded. The hilarious part is getting the new car and getting back down to Florida in the summer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on January 27, 2021, 06:13:41 pm
And the day after my car blew up in the middle of Norfolk, Virginia, I was accepted to a PhD program.

The end.

Congrats on the PhD acceptance!! That shit's hard work!

What program are you joining?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on January 27, 2021, 06:25:34 pm
And the day after my car blew up in the middle of Norfolk, Virginia, I was accepted to a PhD program.

The end.

Congrats on the PhD acceptance!! That shit's hard work!

What program are you joining?

It is a 4 year PhD in History, with a focus in Digital Humanities/Public History and Material Culture. So basically my MA on steroids. It's at the University of South Florida, and I'll be within 45 minutes of my immediate family. Since my mom is starting to show signs of early dementia, we decided it was best that I consider getting back to the Tampa Bay area for a bit and help my siblings out before my dad retires. Mr. Suu will completing his career in the Navy here in Virginia.

I've been awarded full funding with a tuition waiver and an assistantship stipend.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on January 27, 2021, 09:32:18 pm
And the day after my car blew up in the middle of Norfolk, Virginia, I was accepted to a PhD program.

The end.

Using PIRA tactics to cow them into submission? Good work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Suu on January 27, 2021, 10:45:48 pm
And the day after my car blew up in the middle of Norfolk, Virginia, I was accepted to a PhD program.

The end.

Using PIRA tactics to cow them into submission? Good work.

*Sinn Fein intensifies*
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on January 28, 2021, 07:54:45 am
Hey guys, I'm gonna be a dad.   :)
Congratulations Cram!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: MMIX on January 30, 2021, 10:55:33 am
Grats Cramulus, kudos Suu . . .
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: MMIX on January 30, 2021, 11:44:55 am
A lifetime ago, better known as last September, I had a small pack of 4 stupid lurchers. Then we had to have one put to sleep. He was old, and its something you know is going to happen with dogs, but it doesn't make it any less painful. He was a small broken coated lurcher probably a cross between an Irish terrier and a whippet sent over from Ireland 12 years ago to a local rescue because they couldn't rehome him in Galway which was full of similar dogs. When we went to get him I fell in love completely for another of the dogs in the batch a 5 yr old bitch who looked like a miniature Borzoi. She was scared of everything and had to be picked up and carried to the car. It took us 6 years to persuade her to siit on the settee and she only started to come up and sit with us when she started to go senile! She's very fragile now, her kidneys are going and I ring my vet more often than my doctor, (and I'm not in good nick myself." We are living day to day with her. She's well over 16 so we are getting ready for the inevitable. So last night when they had their tea, they were all fine. By 8:30 Little Nipper, (only 9, and the youngest and fittest, could be a whippet x alsatian with a touch of corgi, and definitely a local Welsh lurcher) was a bit subdued, and by 3am he was dead. So now we have 2, one who is staggering slowly out of our lives in a senile daze and our problem child who is what the Daily Mail and the Sun call "DevilDogs" - Greyhounds crossed with salukis for extra speed and agility, and some sort of bull terrier specially bred to hunt deer. They thrown them out of the back of moving 4x4's with floodlights as they career across the countyside at night to chase down and kill deer. The guy we rescued him, from as a 6month old pup, had been training him so he is a bit odd and very nervous. He adores the old bitch but he will insist of trying to snuggle up to her, and since he has absolutely no concept of his size and no respect for anyones personal space he keeps sitting on her. She nips him in self defence so thats fair. And soon he will be our only dog, and not one who we could really introduce a new dog to.
<sigh> Dogs; you've got to love them
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on January 30, 2021, 12:44:38 pm
oof, sorry to hear that... always sad when a furry friend passes
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on January 30, 2021, 03:35:43 pm
Yeah man, that must be heartbreaking.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: MMIX on January 30, 2021, 06:39:41 pm
Thanks guys, its been a tough day :(
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 17, 2021, 03:23:52 am
I've wiped out at least 50 spambots in the waiting room in the last 7 days, and boy is my index finger sore.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on February 17, 2021, 10:29:33 am
They are a tenacious bunch,
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on February 17, 2021, 11:49:07 am
I've wiped out at least 50 spambots in the waiting room in the last 7 days, and boy is my index finger sore.

Sorry, I've not been about much in the last couple of weeks, will try and clear these out when I see them so its not all on one or two people
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on February 17, 2021, 04:17:39 pm
on my cabal discord server tonight at 7:30 EST, we're going to be discussing "Meditations on Moloch (https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-moloch/)" (and probably some of the whole Slatestar Codex fiasco)

PM me if you want an invite
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 19, 2021, 04:50:10 pm
https://apnews.com/article/alaska-woman-outhouse-bear-attack-61a23fa15190c00e17a07bc152f9dabb

This is why I America.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Eater of Clowns on February 20, 2021, 01:49:58 pm
Hello PD.

My PC died last April and I just got around to building a new one. With an actual keyboard and no godawful mobile interface to deal with I thought I'd jump on.

So here I am.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Junkenstein on February 20, 2021, 03:34:33 pm
Oh shit.

Another 3 returning posters and there's a full on catastrophe brewing. Meanwhile, texas is a frozen hell. I'm not saying you're responsible, just that you should apologise and make a suitable donation of sledding equipment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on February 20, 2021, 04:22:55 pm
EoC disappears just as a global lockdown starts. Coincidence? I think not.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Eater of Clowns on February 20, 2021, 06:43:28 pm
I don't believe I'm responsible for either of these things but I don't know enough about me to say that for sure.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 20, 2021, 06:44:12 pm
EoC was Running From Mexico at the time, to be fair. I donít think itís fair to put all of this on him, he had quite enough to deal with at the time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 21, 2021, 10:17:11 pm
Hello PD.

My PC died last April and I just got around to building a new one. With an actual keyboard and no godawful mobile interface to deal with I thought I'd jump on.

So here I am.

How the hell can any sane person go 11 months without a computer?  They can't.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 21, 2021, 11:01:17 pm
I can confirm. I went a mere 6 months stuck on my phone in 2020 and it nearly killed me.

It started at the fingertips, and crept up my arms: heavy bruising and what looked like spider bites. By the time I got out of Texas, people were complimenting me on my weird PCB trace tattoos, and by the time I got a laptop again the red marks had started to sprout little WiFi antennae.

Having no healthcare, I had to bribe a surgeon in Chicago into surgically excising the communications circuitry spontaneously growing in my limbs and replacing my now ruined muscles with vat-grown chimpanzee biceps.

The bruising has mostly gone away, but the surgeon said that if Iíd gone another 2 months theyíd have to behead me, hook me up to a massive machine with a bunch of Tesla coils on it and do the whole brain transfer thing like in bad 50s scifi movies. Itís real, by the way.

So I have to agree that EoC couldnít have possibly been entirely without a computer for almost a full year. At least regular computer exposure would be required.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on February 22, 2021, 02:10:51 pm
Sup EOC! How has your insane neverending lockdown been going? you manage to stay healthy and clean?

I'm curious - How has the It Franchise affected your diet?

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 23, 2021, 02:53:00 pm
How did the Billy thread get locked?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 23, 2021, 03:23:18 pm
I thought you had a reason for doing it, because itís been locked since I saw your last post in it. Admittedly I was like an hour late to read it, but still, itís been locked since shortly after that post.

And Iíve been asking myself why youíd do that ever since, so, uh, that answers my original question.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 23, 2021, 03:27:51 pm
I thought you had a reason for doing it, because itís been locked since I saw your last post in it. Admittedly I was like an hour late to read it, but still, itís been locked since shortly after that post.

And Iíve been asking myself why youíd do that ever since, so, uh, that answers my original question.

It's possible I did it by accident, but I can't see how I could have.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 23, 2021, 03:28:35 pm
Anyway, unlocked now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: hoopla on February 23, 2021, 03:51:28 pm
Howdy EoC
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on February 23, 2021, 04:04:42 pm
I thought you had a reason for doing it, because itís been locked since I saw your last post in it. Admittedly I was like an hour late to read it, but still, itís been locked since shortly after that post.

And Iíve been asking myself why youíd do that ever since, so, uh, that answers my original question.

It's possible I did it by accident, but I can't see how I could have.
It was locked by yourself, its easy to do on mobile though normally I end up stickying things, instead of locking them
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 23, 2021, 04:06:56 pm
I thought you had a reason for doing it, because itís been locked since I saw your last post in it. Admittedly I was like an hour late to read it, but still, itís been locked since shortly after that post.

And Iíve been asking myself why youíd do that ever since, so, uh, that answers my original question.

It's possible I did it by accident, but I can't see how I could have.
It was locked by yourself, its easy to do on mobile though normally I end up stickying things, instead of locking them

I'm on desktop and there's a 6" gap between post and lock.  Still, it's not impossible.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 24, 2021, 12:31:46 am
I saw the funniest fucking thing imaginable today. In fact, just now.

On another forum, a thread was posted about Rush Limbaughís death and how great it is. Bunch of leftists and queers ó you know, freaks and deviants ó rejoicing. And some libertarian transphobe motherfucker comes in to say we should respect the dead.

Everyoneís been dunking on this guy, literally universally, for DAYS now, and one particular guy joining in made an awesome post with a sig saying that he was incapable of making good posts. I did a bit about extradimensional legal action, now itís ONE good post and it wonít happen again.

This libertarian motherfucker goes ďhow many have I made?Ē

Iím not going to answer him. I hope the thread dies with that as the very last post.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 25, 2021, 12:50:17 am
I have good news.

Today, I learned I was accepted into a housing co-op in Chicago. Ongoing costs are affordable, so I am just trying to make 1500 for initial move in and month-of-March survival appear.

Presuming I can manage that, I have met and talked with the members and this co-op is extremely well suited to me. Homelessness beaten??? PERHAPS. Itís also located conveniently for my purposes, and has things like a HOUSEHOLD FOOD FUND.

But forget about that, it has a KITCHEN, so I wonít be spending 50 godforsaken dollars a day ordering food because I have no way of fucking cooking, the additional food savings from the household food fund are nothing, fucking pennies, by comparison.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 25, 2021, 02:21:40 am
I have good news.

Today, I learned I was accepted into a housing co-op in Chicago. Ongoing costs are affordable, so I am just trying to make 1500 for initial move in and month-of-March survival appear.

Presuming I can manage that, I have met and talked with the members and this co-op is extremely well suited to me. Homelessness beaten??? PERHAPS. Itís also located conveniently for my purposes, and has things like a HOUSEHOLD FOOD FUND.

But forget about that, it has a KITCHEN, so I wonít be spending 50 godforsaken dollars a day ordering food because I have no way of fucking cooking, the additional food savings from the household food fund are nothing, fucking pennies, by comparison.

Woot! 

People often don't understand how much it costs to be poor.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on February 25, 2021, 02:50:19 am
Hell yeah! Congrats, Altered!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 25, 2021, 04:50:18 am
I have good news.

Today, I learned I was accepted into a housing co-op in Chicago. Ongoing costs are affordable, so I am just trying to make 1500 for initial move in and month-of-March survival appear.

Presuming I can manage that, I have met and talked with the members and this co-op is extremely well suited to me. Homelessness beaten??? PERHAPS. Itís also located conveniently for my purposes, and has things like a HOUSEHOLD FOOD FUND.

But forget about that, it has a KITCHEN, so I wonít be spending 50 godforsaken dollars a day ordering food because I have no way of fucking cooking, the additional food savings from the household food fund are nothing, fucking pennies, by comparison.

Woot! 

People often don't understand how much it costs to be poor.

A friend (thankfully nonjudgementally) asked me why Iíve been spending 30 dollars a bit under twice a day from this swanky hot dog place instead of just getting dirt cheap burgers from McDonalds.

She didnít realize I had been spending 50 dollars a day doing that, for about a month straight. Yeah, I save about ten dollars a day eating less healthy food that I am absolutely fucking sick of ó but thatís only if I eat all of the hot dog placeís food twice a day.

It actually lasts me one meal extra. Just a handful of leftover food to hit me for breakfast, and then if Iím careful I donít need to eat until dinner. Thatís about 10-ish dollars a day saved going for the fancy shit.

I wrote a whole bunch after this because I have a lot of vitriol stored up for the motherfuckers who say dumb shit about how Iím wasting my money, but I deleted it because Iíd hope everyone here knows better, except whatever libertarians we havenít chased away yet, who are simply too damn stupid to waste good rage on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on February 25, 2021, 07:42:49 pm
I hope this work out for you, altered.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 25, 2021, 09:19:44 pm
Progress is looking good, I have 850 of the 1500 I need at this point and I have the rest of tonight and most of tomorrow to get the rest.

Bonus; I get my credit card today. So I can start building credit. So if/when this runs out? I can actually get a place to live instead of having the unenviable combination of a job and nowhere that will accept my money, AGAIN.

So I can say two cities have been good to me now: Boston and Chicago. If you have to be homeless and you have a support network for basic survival needs and you are able to do honestly really fucking difficult things like acquire and maintain legal identification, I recommend those two cities over the rest of em out there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 25, 2021, 11:58:55 pm
I got my credit card.

Something else I got and was NOT expecting: healthcare.

I can finally, finally quit fucking smoking.

I literally have been chained to tobacco because of addiction not to the nicotine, but to the MAOI compounds in it — quitting is easy until after a couple days I completely breakdown into a compulsively self harming anxiety ridden emotional wreck and deal with suicidal ideation and all those other fun things that MAOIs are pretty good at fixing.

No more. I have known for a couple years now the silver bullet for my medication responsive mental health issues. And it’s FDA approved despite being relatively new, and it is a tetracyclic antidepressant that’s already used off-label for sleep aid and smoking cessation as well as its primary use for anxiety reduction. Bam, fuck yeah, half my shit handled in one fell swoop.

With healthcare and the end of my smoking habit, I have some extra money freed up. And with healthcare, I have access to hormones. And then the money to get them.

Good fucking god. If I can get 730 fucking dollars by tomorrow night I’m good to go for the foreseeable future and then some, and I already got 870 in a day so maybe I’m a bit overconfident but fuck. Yes.


EDIT:
REALIZED MY MATH IS OFF

630 DOLLARS AND I AM FREE, THAT IS THE MATH ISSUE I ALWAYS FUCK UP ON
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 26, 2021, 04:59:04 am
Final update on that side of things....

I got all my move-in costs, and a small buffer just in case. Oh, just, goddamn. Work is the next big fucking task, but the job market weirdness favors me, and I am having enough good luck elsewhere...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 26, 2021, 03:21:49 pm
I woke up to a request to schedule a job interview. Like literally ďoh Iím sorta awake what time is itĒ grab phone, squint at screen, ďoh shitĒ.

What the fuck. Uh, so!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 26, 2021, 03:56:10 pm
And shortly afterwards my ex roommate here in Chicago is like ďhey now that you have healthcare you can get a name change for free, hereís the formĒ, so uh this is my life now I guess
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on February 27, 2021, 12:08:32 am
This is awesome!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Eater of Clowns on February 27, 2021, 12:07:29 pm
Hello PD.

My PC died last April and I just got around to building a new one. With an actual keyboard and no godawful mobile interface to deal with I thought I'd jump on.

So here I am.

How the hell can any sane person go 11 months without a computer?  They can't.

I have tendonitis in both my hands from using only my phone for that long. Also because I'm like kinda getting old now?

Some cat on the r/discord posted a new Intermittens and said it'd been 10 years since the first one. Ten years! I remember the debate about naming the god damn rag.

Also I'm really glad things are going well for Altered but, buddy who is Altered?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Eater of Clowns on February 27, 2021, 12:09:02 pm
This is a lot of posts to catch up on I think I'm gonna mark all read
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 27, 2021, 06:57:43 pm
YOURE FUCKED FOREVER

Also I used to go by Nullified last time you were here, then before that a dozen names. Iíve been off and on homeless for ... years now. Joined originally in like 09, disappeared due to homelessness in 2010-ish? Maybe 2012-ish I was here I donít have clear memory of that time, then I rejoined when the Nazi shitfuck in chief happened, been here intermittently ever since ó more this time than my last stint of homelessness since I have a real smartphone and not a flip phone or a 20 dollar android thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Eater of Clowns on February 27, 2021, 07:14:48 pm
YOURE FUCKED FOREVER

Also I used to go by Nullified last time you were here, then before that a dozen names. Iíve been off and on homeless for ... years now. Joined originally in like 09, disappeared due to homelessness in 2010-ish? Maybe 2012-ish I was here I donít have clear memory of that time, then I rejoined when the Nazi shitfuck in chief happened, been here intermittently ever since ó more this time than my last stint of homelessness since I have a real smartphone and not a flip phone or a 20 dollar android thing.

Oh right, I remember you as Nullified. Good to see you again!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on February 27, 2021, 09:34:28 pm
This is a lot of posts to catch up on I think I'm gonna mark all read

You should PM The MGT about too many posts.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on February 28, 2021, 01:33:58 am
At destination. Back on laptop instead of horrible nightmare mobile device. Pursued by sentient flies the size of cats, more later.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Drake75 on March 01, 2021, 12:54:46 pm
I've fucked up. Turns out the guy I gave rights to my story to might've lost their teaching job because of me?

I gave him the first few chapter written by me and the general plot from there, but then things go sideways and by CH33 he's killing my self-insert character. The story was, for me, a lot of introspection and expression of real world events that happened to me, although not as bad for-real. By the combined powers of my undiagnosed autism and care though I basically wrote the rest of the almost 80 chapters in under a month and sent him links to call the result his own. Stupid dumb awesome teachers, recognizing my inner uncertainty in my own writing...

Anyways I'm currently brainstorming how exactly to break it to my fans that they've been deceived about who the real author is and why ""Somber"" has been so unflinchingly resolute on keeping true to the story I wanted to tell myself. Damn me, I've hurt them all. Semi-news for you all but Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons was written by a fellow Discordian. Me. Secrets, I love them begrudgingly. I see them like fossils to dig up.

It's taken me this long to do something because I actually, at the time at least, felt the meta-narrative made it a good idea to mindfuck/gaslight myself into thinking I didn't actually write most of it. If I had actually read it after my initial writing I'd've known it sooner. Too many self-insert-references that are specific to my own life and actually hurt the story by existing. In the final chapters, for instance, I have Aeris as a flamethrower wielder. The way she's written into the story is like a redcoat from Star Trek, which is a notorious meme for being bad writing. I wrote Eris into it, sort of. Boo is much closer to how I would like Eris to see my perception of her irl ofc... Not that you know what I'm actually talking about here.

Anyways, any suggestions as to how to apologize to a teacher that lost their job for defending your story that includes pedophilia because pedophilia, being more of a victim irl, has a lot to do with your mental trauma? Yeah yeah, big mess of fuck. I need help if you have it. Also, think of me like a force of Aftermath that has reality conveniently bend around it unintentionally. Trump much? I predicted Card-pun, my MC for the story is called Blackjack, would win the past election. We all know where reality sits now.

Help? No help is ok too ofc. I'll just keep being here as I am, without you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Drake75 on March 01, 2021, 12:56:57 pm
https://youtu.be/cZQzUziy1jY

A brief summary for those who don't want to hear.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on March 01, 2021, 02:17:33 pm
I got all my move-in costs, and a small buffer just in case. Oh, just, goddamn. Work is the next big fucking task, but the job market weirdness favors me, and I am having enough good luck elsewhere...

That is good.


Pursued by sentient flies the size of cats, more later.

That is bad.  Up here, we use crossbows (broadhead bolts, of course) to deal with mosquitoes, so I imagine they would work against flies.  Throwing knives can work, too, if you're handy with them.  Small-calibre firearms (like a .22) are not effective, for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 01, 2021, 02:32:07 pm


Anyways, any suggestions as to how to apologize to a teacher that lost their job for defending your story that includes pedophilia because pedophilia, being more of a victim irl, has a lot to do with your mental trauma? Yeah yeah, big mess of fuck. I need help if you have it. Also, think of me like a force of Aftermath that has reality conveniently bend around it unintentionally. Trump much? I predicted Card-pun, my MC for the story is called Blackjack, would win the past election. We all know where reality sits now.


It sounds as if "helping you" is an existential threat.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 01, 2021, 02:38:20 pm
Also, I'm not sure why the fuck you'd write pedo porn.  Second, I am even less sure why you'd jeopardize a teacher's job and reputation by running it past them.

This has gone totally Babylon Horuv and will most assuredly end well.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on March 01, 2021, 02:54:10 pm
Also, I'm not sure why the fuck you'd write pedo porn.  Second, I am even less sure why you'd jeopardize a teacher's job and reputation by running it past them.

This has gone totally Babylon Horuv and will most assuredly end well.
Gimmick fake account, probably because of the time I said Brony = Pedophile.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 01, 2021, 02:59:49 pm
Also, I'm not sure why the fuck you'd write pedo porn.  Second, I am even less sure why you'd jeopardize a teacher's job and reputation by running it past them.

This has gone totally Babylon Horuv and will most assuredly end well.
Gimmick fake account, probably because of the time I said Brony = Pedophile.

So put him out the airlock.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Drake75 on March 01, 2021, 08:22:04 pm
Ok, so I had this dream while I was gone. I was alone, in an old family hose in bed after what was apparently an accident as alluded to by my nearby little sister. Obviously I was actually physically fine, but was paralyzed and stuck to the bed for some reason. Until I started to move, only to find I had family pets laying with me that I wound up hurting during my wild thrashings to get out of bed. It was also followed by some insipid remark from my stepmom that I'm grateful I didn't hear. It's not that I don't like her you see, but I never felt she really cared that much for me either. Sure sure, she met my needs but I would've been a little happier with her had it been a bit more, y'know. Anyways, a few more upset house pets later I sit up in a dream only to feel myself stuck to the sheets and bed due to a layer of don't-think-about-it that had dried at some point.

Woke up in my irl bed after that, same makeshift pillow made from a blanket.
Suffice enough I have head demons. Dangerous ones, been trying to work them out and maybe the key meant to unlock my memories from my subconscious should've been a little easier to get to than re-reading my work but whatever. Over now.

Also, I swear that if you start with those still elusive fruitcake references, and might be connected to this rando here, I'm gonna have a lighthearted conniption at you because I'm being sincere at the moment. Tbh tho, I didn't know what to expect with you guys having me come back after being spooked off by what seemed like psychic power to me at the time. I wrote a story for you guys to read, if you'd like. All the edge, all the intrigue, all the drama and references as well as shadows of traumas I have in my real life. Frankly I expect you to have enough before finishing it if you even do read. Anyways, it looks like it should still be easy enough to peruse my few historical comments on here to get a better idea. There certainly are few of them after all.
(https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/ABG1fYjJgCnI7HIk0BusL097_1LRBL4Re4XKl7SeyE9z29eIz9RASiOCeT0uJ_V2BfDFRCDfffjx0_cU0ftchcpuYwmynEwG3ja-Oe5bLP6ODaaDBYfAam21rr0r13Fwu71UpV_NOlLv4EnVKZI2-prXgJ3cjoW3A2zw299rXZKLTW5JyD9ki9pbXVpkN4ArmNyr-JVXGEyrn1ZxqIRw1PmmailXB0o3RI-TS5KZbNl7Q0jzRomsZqArtANikNrv71y0dAkGzZZb5EZ20bfxwj6IPA28XAC9UVMdQkPNIbmaLjfCmJpKChFtlxmbltPl3dFueCf4FjU1vvSNVLCCGTQ1bOztUKfJDsu8cb9vUgptdA/p.png)

Might be enough spaghetti dropping for today. Just know I'd like to call you all cool by proxy now. Not that you weren't before ofc.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on March 01, 2021, 11:14:08 pm
I got all my move-in costs, and a small buffer just in case. Oh, just, goddamn. Work is the next big fucking task, but the job market weirdness favors me, and I am having enough good luck elsewhere...

That is good.


Pursued by sentient flies the size of cats, more later.

That is bad.  Up here, we use crossbows (broadhead bolts, of course) to deal with mosquitoes, so I imagine they would work against flies.  Throwing knives can work, too, if you're handy with them.  Small-calibre firearms (like a .22) are not effective, for obvious reasons.

It turns out javelins work too. The household has meat to spare now that we have brought low the giant alien bugs. Hopefully we won't become subject to an ancient curse of deathlessness and delusion or anything.



In other news, guess who has a JOB INTERVIEW on the 4th and a phone interview for NAME CHANGE SHIT FOR FREE on the 8th?

Yeah. It's me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: LMNO on March 02, 2021, 09:41:53 pm
Yes, this belongs in Bring and Brag, but none y'all ever go there.  So:

I wrote and recorded 11 songs in 28 days.  It's rough, but it was fun.

I decided to take on the RPM challenge, which is to write and record ten new songs in February.  Much like NaNoWriMo, the point is to finish them, not necessarily to have them in perfect shape.  Creativity is the goal, rough edges accepted.

Please enjoy my... um... highly specific guitar soloing technique.  I also used that Thatcher speech, too.

https://earfatigueproductions.bandcamp.com/album/the-year-that-wasnt-there-an-earfatigue-productions-compilation
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 02, 2021, 10:13:54 pm
Yes, this belongs in Bring and Brag, but none y'all ever go there.  So:

I wrote and recorded 11 songs in 28 days.  It's rough, but it was fun.

I decided to take on the RPM challenge, which is to write and record ten new songs in February.  Much like NaNoWriMo, the point is to finish them, not necessarily to have them in perfect shape.  Creativity is the goal, rough edges accepted.

Please enjoy my... um... highly specific guitar soloing technique.  I also used that Thatcher speech, too.

https://earfatigueproductions.bandcamp.com/album/the-year-that-wasnt-there-an-earfatigue-productions-compilation

Whoop.  Will listen to this tomorrow morning as prep for the meeting I have tomorrow afternoon.

Also, I feel you on the nobody looking at other forums thing.

I am 3/4 of the way through writing something that makes me feel filthy, and it's just sat there.  A few google spiders have looked at it, but meh.  And it's not really a facebook thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 02, 2021, 11:04:34 pm
Someone want to holler on FB that I caught another 90 day megaban?

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 02, 2021, 11:09:54 pm
Disregard.  The appeal thing worked.  Wonders never cease.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC (Ret.) on March 03, 2021, 12:15:47 am
And with your record, too!  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on March 03, 2021, 01:13:19 am
Yes, this belongs in Bring and Brag, but none y'all ever go there.  So:

I wrote and recorded 11 songs in 28 days.  It's rough, but it was fun.

I decided to take on the RPM challenge, which is to write and record ten new songs in February.  Much like NaNoWriMo, the point is to finish them, not necessarily to have them in perfect shape.  Creativity is the goal, rough edges accepted.

Please enjoy my... um... highly specific guitar soloing technique.  I also used that Thatcher speech, too.

https://earfatigueproductions.bandcamp.com/album/the-year-that-wasnt-there-an-earfatigue-productions-compilation

Whoop.  Will listen to this tomorrow morning as prep for the meeting I have tomorrow afternoon.

Also, I feel you on the nobody looking at other forums thing.

I am 3/4 of the way through writing something that makes me feel filthy, and it's just sat there.  A few google spiders have looked at it, but meh.  And it's not really a facebook thing.

I have been reading it, just so you know! I'm waiting for the complete product -- I first saw it after you'd done two parts of it, and you successfully addressed some of my concerns with the first part in the second (and now the second in the third) so I'm waiting for you to finish it up before I make any posts in there.

It's an awesome read, for the record, and anyone who HASN'T seen it should go and see it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: altered on March 04, 2021, 04:24:48 pm
Job interview today

Meanwhile I am supposed to be tending a dumpster fire but I told the participants ďif you desperately need me well gee that fuckin sucks sorryĒ
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 04, 2021, 04:26:13 pm
I just want to know who is using Syn's account.

He was killed in 2008 during a freak guinea pig attack.  It is known.

So who is posting in his name?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 04, 2021, 04:30:13 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MciNinPhtp8&ab_channel=TheDailyShowwithTrevorNoah
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 04, 2021, 05:41:43 pm
Yes, this belongs in Bring and Brag, but none y'all ever go there.  So:

I wrote and recorded 11 songs in 28 days.  It's rough, but it was fun.

I decided to take on the RPM challenge, which is to write and record ten new songs in February.  Much like NaNoWriMo, the point is to finish them, not necessarily to have them in perfect shape.  Creativity is the goal, rough edges accepted.

Please enjoy my... um... highly specific guitar soloing technique.  I also used that Thatcher speech, too.

https://earfatigueproductions.bandcamp.com/album/the-year-that-wasnt-there-an-earfatigue-productions-compilation

Whoop.  Will listen to this tomorrow morning as prep for the meeting I have tomorrow afternoon.

Also, I feel you on the nobody looking at other forums thing.

I am 3/4 of the way through writing something that makes me feel filthy, and it's just sat there.  A few google spiders have looked at it, but meh.  And it's not really a facebook thing.

I have been reading it, just so you know! I'm waiting for the complete product -- I first saw it after you'd done two parts of it, and you successfully addressed some of my concerns with the first part in the second (and now the second in the third) so I'm waiting for you to finish it up before I make any posts in there.

It's an awesome read, for the record, and anyone who HASN'T seen it should go and see it.

Finished it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on March 04, 2021, 06:08:36 pm
I just want to know who is using Syn's account.

He was killed in 2008 during a freak guinea pig attack.  It is known.

So who is posting in his name?

Reverse Syn, aka Nys. We've all seen Tenet by now, we know how that shit works.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC (Ret.) on March 05, 2021, 07:58:31 am
I guess we'll never really know.  :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 06, 2021, 01:32:13 am
Ever have one of those weeks where the boss talks over you for 5 consecutive days with wrongheaded shit while you're trying to explain a complex process, and then you get home for the weekend and you go on your Zoom thing and a couple of people talk right over you and then giggle when you look upset and so you bail the fuck out and stop caring?

I get those once in a while.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: CorbeauEtRenard on March 07, 2021, 11:15:44 pm
It pleases me greatly that my decision to return to forums as the superior form of online interaction has found at least a few of the old haunts even more active than when I migrated to Facebook (spits) and Twitter (hawks up a loogie and spits).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 08, 2021, 03:29:32 am
It pleases me greatly that my decision to return to forums as the superior form of online interaction has found at least a few of the old haunts even more active than when I migrated to Facebook (spits) and Twitter (hawks up a loogie and spits).

Long time no see, dude.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: CorbeauEtRenard on March 09, 2021, 01:25:07 am
Long time no see, dude.

Yeah, it was fun watching you mess with people on FB until I got sick of Zuck and just didn't log in for six months.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on March 09, 2021, 11:52:44 am
Understandable, the newest update really is trash. I love how I have to manually reload things constantly and how it acts as a huge resource hog on desktop for absolutely no reason.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 09, 2021, 10:57:41 pm
Understandable, the newest update really is trash. I love how I have to manually reload things constantly and how it acts as a huge resource hog on desktop for absolutely no reason.

Also, notifications in no particular order.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on March 09, 2021, 11:08:22 pm
That's so they can see what notifications you prioritise first, and use it to build a more specific profile of whom you interact with and in what order of preference.

"It's all about selling micro-targeted data profiles?"
"Always has been."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC (Ret.) on March 11, 2021, 09:57:21 am
 I'm trying to stay out of Facebook, some of the groups I'm in are useful tho.
 :roll: I almost deleted my account, but almost isn't really good enough.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: CorbeauEtRenard on March 11, 2021, 07:29:52 pm
I do want to apologize to Cram for friending him like literally right before bed the night before I dropped facebook, and then half a year later saw him asking for clarification for who from here I was.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on March 11, 2021, 08:24:28 pm
hah! all good -- I get a bunch of friend requests from random people, and I generally delete them if I don't know who they are and they haven't reached out.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 11, 2021, 11:08:00 pm
I'm trying to stay out of Facebook, some of the groups I'm in are useful tho.
 :roll: I almost deleted my account, but almost isn't really good enough.  :lulz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlXkTKxg4e4
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 11, 2021, 11:09:43 pm
Non-bots whose account I'm not approving, #1

PunchWmen
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Drake75 on March 12, 2021, 08:12:18 am
The illusion of separation between work and home is cursing modernity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC (Ret.) on March 12, 2021, 02:56:18 pm
I'm trying to stay out of Facebook, some of the groups I'm in are useful tho.
 :roll: I almost deleted my account, but almost isn't really good enough.  :lulz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlXkTKxg4e4
Oh, I fucking love that guy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 12, 2021, 03:17:29 pm
I'm trying to stay out of Facebook, some of the groups I'm in are useful tho.
 :roll: I almost deleted my account, but almost isn't really good enough.  :lulz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlXkTKxg4e4
Oh, I fucking love that guy.
It's like someone mixed Payne and P3NT into one person and then taught them to speak English.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC (Ret.) on March 12, 2021, 09:45:55 pm
It's like someone mixed Payne and P3NT into one person and then taught them to speak English.
  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: trix on March 13, 2021, 06:18:35 am
Non-bots whose account I'm not approving, #1

PunchWmen

Maybe it's meant as "Punch White Men"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Drake75 on March 13, 2021, 07:44:02 pm
For Cammulus, because I do actually have powers I don't want to believe in.
https://www.crunchyroll.com/dr-ramune-mysterious-disease-specialist-/episode-10-torus-deeply-mysterious-story-part-one-801638

ANYWAYS, ERIS FOUND ME, if you're going to be so particular.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 18, 2021, 10:10:33 pm
Got my first shot today.  2nd one on the 15th of next month.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on March 18, 2021, 10:29:06 pm
I'm still not eligible  :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on March 18, 2021, 11:01:56 pm
I'm still not eligible  :sad:
Me neither.

My mother is getting her first shot on Sunday.

The current cutoff age for eligibility is 67 (they started at 85, and have been progressively dropping it).  At this rate, I'm guessing I'll be getting my shot in early May, assuming Trudeau doesn't cause an international embarrassment and get our vaccine supply cut off.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: CorbeauEtRenard on March 19, 2021, 06:20:39 am
Roommate got his first one today, unfortunately myself and the fiance got bumped down from 1B to 2A because the state didn't want to admit they hadn't gotten enough doses to cover all the over-50s in 1B in a timely fashion.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Pergamos on March 21, 2021, 01:54:25 am
I got spam from my medical clinic telling me to check if I was eligible for a free shot.  I know I'm not eligible and assumed it was a scam.  I called the clinic and it turned out it was not a scam, covid shots in WA are all free and someone at corporate was being stupid about publicity.  I am relieved since my assumption was that my medical records had been stolen.  I'm still not eligible, but I have gotten pretty used to hermiting out, I can handle a couple more months.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on March 21, 2021, 06:44:58 pm
My brain is catastrophic right now. The executive dysfunction is cranked up to 11 and it's a struggle to do anything more complicated than counting shampoos. Fortunately, the thing I do that does the most good right now is at that level.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on March 21, 2021, 11:08:11 pm
Getting mine tomorrow. Vodafone contract cancelled. I can use my bloodstream as a 5G hotspot, right?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC (Ret.) on March 22, 2021, 01:18:49 pm
Getting mine tomorrow. Vodafone contract cancelled. I can use my bloodstream as a 5G hotspot, right?
Yep, I'm even picking up comms from the lizard people on the moon. No need to pay Virgin Media for Interwebz, now!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on March 22, 2021, 04:27:54 pm
So today was fun. Turned up an hour late cos I had a brainfart first thing and was only looking at the minute hand for when it was time to head out. I get there, check in and the next thing needle woman is fawning over the definition I have on my deltoids. I'm like enjoying the ego stroke and flirting a bit back, suddenly she lets out a squeal like Lambert in Alien and I turn round and she's got my blood over her face. Turn out I'm a squirter, who knew! Dunno what the fuck she hit but was was epic lulz. Whole college gym full of punters all like WTF whiplash when she yelped. Army dudes all stinkeyeing me like I've pulled out a detonator or something. Meanwhile the queue of punters still waiting on theirs are starting to look they're having second thoughts about the whole deal. Best laugh I've had since lockdown started. Highly recommended, would totally do it again! :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 23, 2021, 06:54:55 pm
Good stuff, posting here for use elsewhere.

https://medium.com/curiouserinstitute/a-game-designers-analysis-of-qanon-580972548be5
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on March 24, 2021, 02:28:27 pm
Good stuff, posting here for use elsewhere.

https://medium.com/curiouserinstitute/a-game-designers-analysis-of-qanon-580972548be5

Been thinking about this one all day. The more I unpack it, the more I realise it doesn't apply to just q-anon. It's subjective reality and the underlying primate psychology that gives rise to it almost in it's entirety.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on March 30, 2021, 03:32:44 am
Yesterday morning, the weather service issued a warning.  By mid-afternoon, the temperature was +18 C, the few patches of remaining snow were shrinking, and the neighbour's kids were playing in their backyard.

Somewhat unusual weather, but not the reason for the alert.

This morning, the wind started to blow.  Hard.  There was rain, then snow, then more snow.  Now, the worst of the storm has passed, the wind has slowed to 40 km/h, it's -9 C and falling, the world has turned white again, and I'm regarding a tray full of eight-day-old tomato seedlings, wondering if maybe I should have waited another week before starting them.

Some parts of the world are ill-suited for human habitation.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on March 31, 2021, 06:53:17 pm
The weather here has ranged from a high of 60F one day to 93F the next and then back again.

Of course all of us suffered fatal sinus explosions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 06, 2021, 02:30:32 am
Half the spam bots I banned today had the same IP address.

It's like they're just mailing it in.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cain on April 06, 2021, 03:24:09 am
Emailing it in
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Rev. St. Syn, KSC (Ret.) on April 06, 2021, 09:21:49 am
Turn out I'm a squirter, who knew!
BAAHAAHAA!  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 07, 2021, 03:05:49 pm
It's another morning, and I'm still stuck on a planet jammed full of humans.  :rogpipe:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 07, 2021, 04:39:58 pm
I just found out there's a Hyundai Tucson.

Which is just asking for it, Frankly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on April 07, 2021, 06:16:13 pm
I just found out there's a Hyundai Tucson.

Which is just asking for it, Frankly.

Would have been safer to name it the Hiroshima Aleppo
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 07, 2021, 11:04:51 pm
Hey, Faust, is there anything we can do to hobble some of the spambots at registration?  I'm zapping 20+ a day right now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Drake75 on April 10, 2021, 07:58:07 pm
Fuck all of you, fuck everything, I'm going to become an omniglot and you won't hear from me again, at least here.
Your asses will all be mine.

I will conquer The Tower of Babel and reach my throne by age 77 and nobody will stop me, not even myself. My endtimes have come and I was the one who wrote my own end. I won.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on April 11, 2021, 08:20:45 am
Hey, Faust, is there anything we can do to hobble some of the spambots at registration?  I'm zapping 20+ a day right now.

Sorry about this, I've been looking to integrate stopforumspam for like 2 years, I thought I had little free time before the baby, now things like showers are a luxury. She's gorgeous but she keeps us on our toes.
When I get time to work on stuff it will be one of the first things I do.
This will catch them at source
In the meantime it's possible to create a ban on their registration which can stop them registering any more because we tend to see groups from the same machines over and over.
Select Ban on IP,  and seperately if the email is something@site.spamhost.com they tend to register multiple times with variations of where that site. Part is so a wildcard ban of *.Spamhost.com  catches a lot of them.

Otherwise, I'll try do more of them myself because it shouldn't just be you doing it
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 11, 2021, 07:11:55 pm
Hey, Faust, is there anything we can do to hobble some of the spambots at registration?  I'm zapping 20+ a day right now.

Sorry about this, I've been looking to integrate stopforumspam for like 2 years, I thought I had little free time before the baby, now things like showers are a luxury. She's gorgeous but she keeps us on our toes.
When I get time to work on stuff it will be one of the first things I do.
This will catch them at source
In the meantime it's possible to create a ban on their registration which can stop them registering any more because we tend to see groups from the same machines over and over.
Select Ban on IP,  and seperately if the email is something@site.spamhost.com they tend to register multiple times with variations of where that site. Part is so a wildcard ban of *.Spamhost.com  catches a lot of them.

Otherwise, I'll try do more of them myself because it shouldn't just be you doing it

Well, no rush.  Obviously being a new dad means you get no sleep, let alone this crap.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Doktor Howl on April 11, 2021, 07:13:57 pm
Fuck all of you, fuck everything, I'm going to become an omniglot and you won't hear from me again, at least here.
Your asses will all be mine.

I will conquer The Tower of Babel and reach my throne by age 77 and nobody will stop me, not even myself. My endtimes have come and I was the one who wrote my own end. I won.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on April 12, 2021, 10:39:29 am
Fuck all of you, fuck everything, I'm going to become an omniglot and you won't hear from me again, at least here.
Your asses will all be mine.

I will conquer The Tower of Babel and reach my throne by age 77 and nobody will stop me, not even myself. My endtimes have come and I was the one who wrote my own end. I won.

What?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on April 12, 2021, 05:44:55 pm
I FOUND IT

background's not transparent but WHATEVER

(https://imgur.com/1fgtnwB.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Faust on April 12, 2021, 09:48:16 pm
I FOUND IT

background's not transparent but WHATEVER

(https://imgur.com/1fgtnwB.gif)

Wow, what depths of tartarus did you need to search over these last few months to dredge that up?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
Post by: Cramulus on April 13, 2021, 01:17:33 pm
randomly showed up in a comment on a facebook memory

the internet never forgets!