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Apple Talk / Re: Gmail temp banned and SSL awaiting renewal
« on: December 08, 2020, 12:40:25 am »
Working again on my end.
Thanks, Faust!

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: December 04, 2020, 10:06:47 pm »
ok, which one of you is responsible for THIS?

Not me, but I need that deck.

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Apple Talk / Re: Gmail temp banned and SSL awaiting renewal
« on: December 04, 2020, 10:05:45 pm »
I cleared my cache, and then got the SSL warning. Still says not secure.

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Apple Talk / Re: TRUMP LAUNCHES CRUISE MISSILES AGAINST IRAN
« on: December 04, 2020, 12:28:48 am »
::suu::

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Apple Talk / Re: A curiosity about the South, for people who live here
« on: December 02, 2020, 03:55:59 pm »
Remember when PD decided to defend the confederacy?

Pepperidge Farms remembers.   :lulz:

Me reading this thread:

At first I was like:  :lulz:

Then I was like:  :walken:

Then I was seriously like:  :trolling:

But really then it was like:  :um:

So here I am now:  :suu:


WHAT IS THE FUCKING FUCKS OF FUCKERY HAPPENED HERE WHEN I FLOUNCED DURING THE GREAT SERIOUSNESSTM?

I outwardly admit to falling into the "state's rights" trap when I was young and stupid, and then I, you know, when to school for history. But like, even growing up in the only Confederate state to not have their capital taken by the Union (mostly because who the FUCK wants to fight in Florida?) we didn't learn this whole War of Northern Aggression dumbfuckery, and slavery was always at the forefront of the secession argument. We have primary source evidence that supports this, and yet, now I need a drink at 11am. If I still worked in Boston I'd have LMNO take me out for a lunch pitcher immediately.

Cain had it right the whole time, btw.

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Apple Talk / Re: A curiosity about the South, for people who live here
« on: December 02, 2020, 03:21:44 pm »

This is true.  Tyrants don't show up all bloody-handed one day, just because.

They show up when people grow weary of the burden of self-determination and demand them.


PROPHECY   :magick:

It's like you fucking read Aristotle or some shit.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« 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.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« 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.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« 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.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: November 25, 2020, 09:07:24 pm »
Congrats on the kiddo, Faust. (I'm a wee out of the loop.)

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Apple Talk / Re: 2021 Poll
« on: November 25, 2020, 09:02:51 pm »
There are two types of people that live in Norfolk:

US military and NATO personnel.
"The locals."

I'm in a 10 year old house that's in an old school predominantly BIPOC area. So the food is amazing and the people are pleasant as fuck. They know we're all Navy in our circle and haven't a fucking clue where anything is, so they do their best to help out and make us laugh the best we can with the world going to shit. They're good southern folk.

When we leave the farms and the stretch between NS and the JSB, and head toward the rest of the city, things...aren't great anymore. Downtown is alright. It's old and historic, there's lots of things to see when Virginia isn't locked the fuck down. But the locals fucking hate the military. Which is hilarious, since their entire goddamn lives revolve around living in the biggest naval complex in the world, and NATO's US headquarters. They drive needlessly fast, and considering I lived in both New England and SoCal, me saying "needlessly fast" should say something, and will cut you off if you have out of state plates (which is half the fucking city.)

Virginia Beach is the state hotbed for COVID, and it shows when you go down there. It's where all the white people and Navy Airedales who need Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen to live. Yeah, it's "nice", as in, clean and gentrified, and everybody doesn't want to wear a mask because they're above such fucking nonsense. Considering we found a Chinese place with an authentic menu that gives me a nosebleed with "mild" here, we don't mind our little neighborhood and I don't see myself going down there much except to see the top of the OBX, or into the wildlife preserves once spring comes around.

I haven't been over the bridge to Hampton and the rest of the Peninsula yet. We have friends over there, some that work at Langley, which is the Air Force base they shoved in the middle of Navy bases to see what would happen. Williamsburg and Jamestown are up that way as well. You can barely see the Eastern Shores on the Delmarva, and you have to cross the 20mi Bridge Tunnel Man Bear Pig to get there, and that costs $13 one way.

The weather is nice. It's been quite cool. The leaves are gone, but there's a shit ton of flowers still, and banana trees, which confused the fuck out of me until I reminded myself that Hampton Roads is still sub-tropical. Lots and lots of camellia and rose bushes just loaded with color in the middle of November.

But no, this is where the Navy sends you to die unless they have a very specific job for you to do. Mr. Suu has a very specific billet he had to fill on a submarine that needs some TLC so to speak (bad morale, really bad to the point they usurped the entire command bad and changed his orders because they want his patience on this boat. THAT bad.) It's his last tour forever. He's dealing with it.

The reason I'm applying to a PhD program back in Florida is that they have a cool digital humanities program starting up, and they're looking for people who are interested, have a background in antiquities, and also don't mind working with Florida history as they build the institute. So locals with the chops are helpful. If I get in, I get a full ride, plus a decent stipend for 4 years, and a teaching load, which I cannot get online. Plus, my parents aren't getting younger, and my mom is  starting to lose it without working, and my dad traveling all the time. Her memory is starting to slip, and she's only 58. My brother and sister are there, but me being around to pick up some slack and keep her brain engaged by getting her into my school work, or going to museums and digs, which she loves, or even playing games or doing puzzles, could nip this in the bud until we can get her working again post-Pandemic.

Mr. Suu is not going to be around, this is going to be a deployment-heavy tour, and there's no need for me to stay in Hampton Roads unless I get a killer job, which is unlikely as all of the local museums and historical sites are closed and struggling, badly. I can volunteer, and I probably will until I leave, but I need cash money, especially since Trump fucked us out of taxes and they're all coming due in January just in time for Biden to become president. After he's done, he's looking at a school in Charleston that is right up his alley, so he will join me in Tampa to finish his gen-eds, and then we can move to that gem of a city. That is not sarcasm, btw, for those that haven't been. Charleston is gorgeous.

My best friend since 2nd grade is also not doing awesome. He's in Mississippi right now working at one of the state universities. He's doing well financially, but he's just not happy there, and it bubbled to a head last year when he realized that he was tumbling into alcoholism. Me being in Florida made it easier for us to actually see each other, and I went to help him deal with things following his grandmother's and father's deaths. Not COVID, just grief that he didn't face until the Pandemic, so I had to get him through a week and change of emotional labor he couldn't really deal with on his own. For those that follow me on FB, the shadowbox I made was for his long-gone grandfather. He's also the one that gave me a good fucking lecture when we were shitfaced in New Orleans last year about settling with my MA and not actually reaching my goals. So I decided that I need to stay in the Southeast for a bit to finish my studies and keep an eye on loved ones. This adulthood shit sucks. On the other side, Mr. Suu's mom is retired now. We need to get her out of her awful house and into a smaller apartment off of a hill in the Snowbelt, but she's apparently seeing someone and is doing okay. He was going to go up there this summer, but, obviously...

Our top choice was to return to San Diego, the second choice was back to New London. There wasn't a single New London billet available for months, and he was given Norfolk or Guam. :kingmeh: Honestly, we had a few bridges burned in New England while we've been gone, so if we never move back that far north again, I don't fucking care. Virginia is tolerable for now.

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Apple Talk / Re: So this happened again.
« on: November 25, 2020, 08:20:32 pm »
Charged with grand theft. Assuming they plea bargained away unsafe load and reckless endangerment, then?

Driving with an unsafe load is a time-honored Florida tradition.

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Apple Talk / Re: 2021 Poll
« on: November 25, 2020, 01:51:10 am »
I'm applying for a PhD program.

WHAT COULD GO WRONG? OTHER THAN HAVING TO GO BACK TO FLORIDA, OF COURSE.

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Apple Talk / Re: So this happened again.
« on: November 25, 2020, 01:49:44 am »
Oh, Lakeland. That explains it.

We really need to control the Polk County population's access to Hillsborough County.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« 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.

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