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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: Cain on July 12, 2017, 09:47:44 am

Title: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 12, 2017, 09:47:44 am
So, I've been solicited to write an article for a relatively well known national security/military website (it's not War On The Rocks, as awesome as that would be).  It's a little odd, but quite flattering, because the website in question usually puts out requests for articles and then presumably picks from the pieces they are sent, and they usually publish pieces from current and former military and intelligence officials, and I'm not either of those barring my two weeks blowing up things for the Royal Engineering Corps.

Only problem is, I have absolutely no clue what to write.  They've not given me a timetable, and I am travelling for the next 2 weeks anyway, but it's mildly frustrating.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 12, 2017, 11:15:13 am
So, I've been solicited to write an article for a relatively well known national security/military website (it's not War On The Rocks, as awesome as that would be).  It's a little odd, but quite flattering, because the website in question usually puts out requests for articles and then presumably picks from the pieces they are sent, and they usually publish pieces from current and former military and intelligence officials, and I'm not either of those barring my two weeks blowing up things for the Royal Engineering Corps.

Only problem is, I have absolutely no clue what to write.  They've not given me a timetable, and I am travelling for the next 2 weeks anyway, but it's mildly frustrating.

They don't give you a brief or anything? Just "We'd like an article."?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 12, 2017, 01:15:14 pm
Yes, they went out of their way to say that my article didn't have to be one of their solicited pieces, just noting my research and previous writing would likely be a good fit for the topics they cover.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 12, 2017, 01:16:55 pm
Goddamnit I want beer, I want sushi, I want a fucking melty chocolate chip cookie, and lemon meringue pie.  :argh!:

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 12, 2017, 01:22:54 pm
Yes, they went out of their way to say that my article didn't have to be one of their solicited pieces, just noting my research and previous writing would likely be a good fit for the topics they cover.

What do you feel a passion or see a necessity for as a topic? They're giving you executive authority and no instructions, go with it. If you want to you could probably even try to hook them with a potential mini series if the topic is expansive enough. They may be testing you on what you would call meaningful. So show them.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 12, 2017, 11:34:05 pm
Goddamnit I want beer, I want sushi, I want a fucking melty chocolate chip cookie, and lemon meringue pie.  :argh!:

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4)

 :lulz:

But NOW!!!

got like 7 weeks to go, so I'll live.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 13, 2017, 12:58:55 am
Maintenance man checking in.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 13, 2017, 02:11:36 am
OH SHI NEW BAR
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 13, 2017, 03:41:42 am
OH SHI NEW BAR
100 pages.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 13, 2017, 05:31:02 am
posting so i dont forget we switched over
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 13, 2017, 12:05:28 pm
Yes, they went out of their way to say that my article didn't have to be one of their solicited pieces, just noting my research and previous writing would likely be a good fit for the topics they cover.

What do you feel a passion or see a necessity for as a topic? They're giving you executive authority and no instructions, go with it. If you want to you could probably even try to hook them with a potential mini series if the topic is expansive enough. They may be testing you on what you would call meaningful. So show them.

Well, the only restriction is the writing guidelines - everything either has to be an assessment, or weighing options.  Which is fine, I like writing guides because they've done half the work for me.

It's a matter of picking a topic, which is where I always struggle.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 13, 2017, 01:15:52 pm
I suggest going in a direction counter to the media feeding frenzy (Trump/Russia/DPRK/et al), and writing about a much overlooked situation crucial to current events that will have a greater impact in the long run.


I have no idea what that would be, which is why I'm not you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 14, 2017, 03:10:43 am
Is Tucson drowning yet?  Because that's what I got from the call I just had.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on July 14, 2017, 03:22:30 am
They up north or further west? I'm hearing some wind pick up but no rain yet.


I'm east of the base right now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 14, 2017, 04:06:13 am
They up north or further west? I'm hearing some wind pick up but no rain yet.


I'm east of the base right now.

I don't quite know the geography of the area:

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=AZZ504&warncounty=AZC019&firewxzone=AZZ151&local_place1=Tucson%20International%20Airport%20AZ&product1=Special+Weather+Statement&lat=32.12&lon=-110.94 (http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=AZZ504&warncounty=AZC019&firewxzone=AZZ151&local_place1=Tucson%20International%20Airport%20AZ&product1=Special+Weather+Statement&lat=32.12&lon=-110.94)

Just having "fun" tech support issues with the tv stations there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 14, 2017, 01:26:06 pm
Bleh, I'm up at 0230 this morning to go on holiday.  Btw, on holiday spags.  PM someone else for the next two weeks if you need something
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 14, 2017, 02:03:51 pm
Have fun storming the castle!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on July 14, 2017, 07:24:51 pm
Coincidentally I'm on holiday too  :awesome:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 14, 2017, 11:14:42 pm
My boss is on holiday, which means suddenly I'm running the entire project for a week.

I have no idea what is involved, so I'm just gonna jam a steering wheel up this thing's hind end and drive it around the desert for a while.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Mr. Gone on July 15, 2017, 01:17:15 am
Hey I'm on holiday too.  Until Monday.  Then it's back to the old grindstone.  But that's okay.  Laboring for people who are stuck in midlife, existential crises is somewhat endearing.  Or demoralizing, I forget which one. 

Stuff
Stuff


some more stuff
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 15, 2017, 03:20:11 am
Tornadoes on the North end of Tucson.

That's new.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 15, 2017, 05:43:02 am
So there was a little hobby shop in the town I went to college in that had gaming material and I never went because folks said it wasn't worth it, let's drive an hour elsewhere to do our nerd shopping.  Didn't think much of it.

Today the owner had a big rant about WOTC banning him from tourneys because they don't like free speech.  That and he blames the Jews.

Yeah, he's totally surprised that WOTC did this, blindsided even.  And he's put his whole discussion\rant on his public facebook business page.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on July 15, 2017, 06:32:47 am
Tornadoes on the North end of Tucson.

That's new.

That's just Mother Nature stretching her limbs and looking for the limits of her new powers in this brave new world of ours.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on July 15, 2017, 04:24:17 pm
So there was a little hobby shop in the town I went to college in that had gaming material and I never went because folks said it wasn't worth it, let's drive an hour elsewhere to do our nerd shopping.  Didn't think much of it.

Today the owner had a big rant about WOTC banning him from tourneys because they don't like free speech.  That and he blames the Jews.

Yeah, he's totally surprised that WOTC did this, blindsided even.  And he's put his whole discussion\rant on his public facebook business page.

 :lulz:
They didn't ban him, they removed his ability to hold sanctioned tourneys which is even better.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 16, 2017, 06:20:46 am
So there was a little hobby shop in the town I went to college in that had gaming material and I never went because folks said it wasn't worth it, let's drive an hour elsewhere to do our nerd shopping.  Didn't think much of it.

Today the owner had a big rant about WOTC banning him from tourneys because they don't like free speech.  That and he blames the Jews.

Yeah, he's totally surprised that WOTC did this, blindsided even.  And he's put his whole discussion\rant on his public facebook business page.

 :lulz:
They didn't ban him, they removed his ability to hold sanctioned tourneys which is even better.

Ah right, got my terms wrong, not a card game player so didn't think of how it worked.

Yeah his page is taken down.  I have screenshots of some of the anti-Semitic posts though.  Given where the town is, I'm wondering if he's actually ever encountered an actual Jewish person in his lifetime, and if he had would he have known they were Jewish.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 17, 2017, 12:30:00 am
And then George Romero died.   :cry:

But he'll be back tonight!   :lulz:

(Yeah, he would have wanted us to say that.  Shut up.)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 17, 2017, 01:22:53 am
And then George Romero died.   :cry:

But he'll be back tonight!   :lulz:

(Yeah, he would have wanted us to say that.  Shut up.)

I approve.

Unfortunately my friend Matt was making a movie with Romero and just received funding on Friday. I guess that's dead too. Maybe it can rise from the dead too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 17, 2017, 05:55:04 am
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 17, 2017, 06:00:06 am
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Nephew Twiddleton on July 17, 2017, 07:44:15 am
Stoics are dumbasses.

Their philosophy is sound, but they are not sound. There's just as much dumbasses in Stoicism as in any ism.

I take what I like from Stoicism, and tell the rest to go fuck themselves.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 17, 2017, 08:51:54 am
Stoics are dumbasses.

Their philosophy is sound, but they are not sound. There's just as much dumbasses in Stoicism as in any ism.

I take what I like from Stoicism, and tell the rest to go fuck themselves.

Background?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 17, 2017, 01:51:20 pm
Fuck stoicism.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 17, 2017, 01:57:52 pm
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

I guess they're ok with having "exotic" characters around, but The Smartest Person in the Universe should be a man, dammit.

Also, I think a lot of the women who are upset had a crush on the Doctor, and now that he's a woman, that's just not working for them, which is hilarious.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 17, 2017, 02:00:54 pm
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

The fandom are the worst and I know how this will go; If the stories are good no one will complain, if the stories are bad thry will blame the fact that it's a woman in the role.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 17, 2017, 02:07:19 pm
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

I guess they're ok with having "exotic" characters around, but The Smartest Person in the Universe should be a man, dammit.

Also, I think a lot of the women who are upset had a crush on the Doctor, and now that he's a woman, that's just not working for them, which is hilarious.

Two hearts? Totally fine. Vagina? Blasphemy!

People are insane.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 17, 2017, 02:35:10 pm
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

I guess they're ok with having "exotic" characters around, but The Smartest Person in the Universe should be a man, dammit.

Also, I think a lot of the women who are upset had a crush on the Doctor, and now that he's a woman, that's just not working for them, which is hilarious.

Two hearts? Totally fine. Vagina? Blasphemy!

People are insane.

I remember the old Target books had an introduction by some goober which gets into how he went to a sci-fi convention, and there were all these people dressed as Jedi and Klingons or something, and he got up and told them how stupid they were and that Dr. Who was the best show ever, and Teh Docter was the best most special person ever for ever in all of time and space. It was a little disturbing, actually. I wish I could find a copy of it. It's a perfect example of the pretentiousness that has infected "The Fandom" since way back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 17, 2017, 07:07:36 pm
Important breaking news: Beer in Prague is still cheap and good, food in Prague is still cheap and bad, and Whovians are bitter nerds who obsess over a lacklustre program.

More at 11.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 17, 2017, 08:16:59 pm
Important breaking news: Beer in Prague is still cheap and good, food in Prague is still cheap and bad, and Whovians are bitter nerds who obsess over a lacklustre program.

More at 11.

I know little about the first two categories, but I firmly agree with the last one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 17, 2017, 08:24:43 pm
It's about 2 euros for a half-litre of ice cold Pilsner Urquell in a tourist trap.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 17, 2017, 08:29:04 pm
It's about 2 euros for a half-litre of ice cold Pilsner Urquell in a tourist trap.


And the food? I'm going to go out on a limb and guess mostly organ meats and tubers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 17, 2017, 08:31:41 pm
It's like a shit-tier mix of German and Hungarian cuisine.  So yes.  Lots of pork and beef products, lots of cabbage, lots of bread, lots of paprika.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 17, 2017, 08:46:36 pm
It's like a shit-tier mix of German and Hungarian cuisine.  So yes.  Lots of pork and beef products, lots of cabbage, lots of bread, lots of paprika.

Well... and mind you this is coming from someone who gets a McDouble and an ice cream cone from McDonalds at LEAST 3 times a week... entirely out of convenience, I assure you... that doesn't sound too shabby. So I'm going to choose to read that as "Lots of pork and beef products, lots of cabbage, lots of bread, lots of paprika, except it's terrible!"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 17, 2017, 08:50:41 pm
Well, lets say its not the choice cuts of meat I'm seeing.  Which when the meal is like 70% meat is not great
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 17, 2017, 11:28:55 pm
Stoics are dumbasses.

Their philosophy is sound, but they are not sound. There's just as much dumbasses in Stoicism as in any ism.

I take what I like from Stoicism, and tell the rest to go fuck themselves.


"If the rock hits you, holler."
Said no Stoic ever.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 17, 2017, 11:30:29 pm
Important breaking news: Beer in Prague is still cheap and good, food in Prague is still cheap and bad, and Whovians are bitter nerds who obsess over a lacklustre program.

More at 11.

The old Dr Who, back in the 80s, was pure Buldada.  We all loved it because it was AWFUL.

The crime here is not who is The Doctor, but the fact that they have a budget.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 18, 2017, 02:47:07 am
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

I guess they're ok with having "exotic" characters around, but The Smartest Person in the Universe should be a man, dammit.

Also, I think a lot of the women who are upset had a crush on the Doctor, and now that he's a woman, that's just not working for them, which is hilarious.

Two hearts? Totally fine. Vagina? Blasphemy!

People are insane.

Heck we don't really know what sort of parts each Time Lord Gender has.  Last I read either could get pregnant from a tryst which suggests they have both sets, at least pre time war.  Though there's also that they could have none due to looms and whatever happened after time war.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 18, 2017, 03:41:54 am
The Doctor Who people have just announced that the new Doctor is going to be a woman. "The Fandom" immediately shat itself, and has been rolling around in it all day. Having been a fan since I was like 14, I have never given a single fuck about "The Fandom" until now. This shit show is glorious.

I like how people were complaining about liberals and political correctness when the show had a lesbian dinosaur woman.

I guess they're ok with having "exotic" characters around, but The Smartest Person in the Universe should be a man, dammit.

Also, I think a lot of the women who are upset had a crush on the Doctor, and now that he's a woman, that's just not working for them, which is hilarious.

Two hearts? Totally fine. Vagina? Blasphemy!

People are insane.

Heck we don't really know what sort of parts each Time Lord Gender has.  Last I read either could get pregnant from a tryst which suggests they have both sets, at least pre time war.  Though there's also that they could have none due to looms and whatever happened after time war.

They need to make her sidekick a Pakistani dude, just to get the full effect.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 18, 2017, 08:37:51 am
Important breaking news: Beer in Prague is still cheap and good, food in Prague is still cheap and bad, and Whovians are bitter nerds who obsess over a lacklustre program.

More at 11.

The old Dr Who, back in the 80s, was pure Buldada.  We all loved it because it was AWFUL.

The crime here is not who is The Doctor, but the fact that they have a budget.

True, but that's the problem.  It has a budget, A-list actors, prime time BBC viewing slots etc and its still terrible.  Low budget and terrible is fine, I can appreciate the old Doctor Who for that.

The writing really irks me though.  It's something Steven Moffat does, and I can't really put my finger on it, but there's just something in the way he writes things that sets my teeth on edge.  Sherlock had the same problem.  That fast-talking nonsense and self-awareness can make up for paper thin plots and gaping holes in those plots.  Just stick a monster of the week in and be done with it, geez.  It worked for the X-Files, Supernatural, Buffy etc
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 18, 2017, 11:22:42 am
He's condescending, and trying to demonstrate he is smart, at the expense of the characters. He can do excellent once off episode's like blink, or the girl in the fireplace, but any of his long running stories become a mess fast
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 18, 2017, 11:27:02 am
I feel like what attracts people to the 'fandom' of shows like Sherlock and Dr. Who is exactly that attribute though - watching something where the characters are running around acting all smarter-than-thou rubs off and makes the watcher feel smart by association.

Unfortunately that smartness only applies within the bounds of the fictional world.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 18, 2017, 02:37:18 pm
It started out as a low budget kids show, and it did that pretty well. It was almost like watching a play. Spray-painted bubble wrap monsters, and cheap camera effects. It took some imagination.

Also, the new show fucking Tinkerbell claps the shit out of every thing. They seriously need to put down the Tinkerbell Clap pipe.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 18, 2017, 03:14:31 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 18, 2017, 04:56:38 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.

Agreed. It's like the writers decided, well people loved Genesis of the Daleks, so let's be all moral quandaries from here on out.

roger, do you remember Read All About It? It was like Dr Who for kids in Canada.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 18, 2017, 05:26:16 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.

Agreed. It's like the writers decided, well people loved Genesis of the Daleks, so let's be all moral quandaries from here on out.

roger, do you remember Read All About It? It was like Dr Who for kids in Canada.

I just found Read All About It on youtube last year. I remembered seeing it as a kid, and went looking for it. It took me a while to figure out what it was. At first, I thought it was Ghost Writer, but that wasn't on until after I had graduated high school. Season one was amazing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 18, 2017, 05:47:00 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.

Agreed. It's like the writers decided, well people loved Genesis of the Daleks, so let's be all moral quandaries from here on out.

roger, do you remember Read All About It? It was like Dr Who for kids in Canada.

I just found Read All About It on youtube last year. I remembered seeing it as a kid, and went looking for it. It took me a while to figure out what it was. At first, I thought it was Ghost Writer, but that wasn't on until after I had graduated high school. Season one was amazing.

I have many memories of watching it under the age of five. It was terrifying.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 18, 2017, 06:06:26 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.

Agreed. It's like the writers decided, well people loved Genesis of the Daleks, so let's be all moral quandaries from here on out.

roger, do you remember Read All About It? It was like Dr Who for kids in Canada.

I just found Read All About It on youtube last year. I remembered seeing it as a kid, and went looking for it. It took me a while to figure out what it was. At first, I thought it was Ghost Writer, but that wasn't on until after I had graduated high school. Season one was amazing.

I have many memories of watching it under the age of five. It was terrifying.

I have one very vague memory of it. It ran once on local PBS when I think I was on Christmas break. I want to say I saw it after coming home from the christmas party at the half-day at school in maybe 4th or 5th grade. That's the only specific memory I have of ever seeing it, though I may have seen a few random episodes at other times.


I have an even earlier memory of this one scene from one show that I'm pretty sure was on PBS. It's a teenage boy and girl standing next to an indoor pool, possibly at some school. The boy kisses the girl, the girl turns green (like a witch or something?), and spits out a mouthful of nails. The boy bursts into flames and falls into the pool. The girl then walks off with another girl. And I'm just standing there like "WTF did I just see?" I still have no idea.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 18, 2017, 07:49:02 pm
Its not just bulldada, in fact when the budgets sucked it had some of the best written sci-fi stories,
Sure every episode was the same quarry with a different colour filter over the camera lense each week, but that quarry gave us stories like Genesis of the Daleks which is A-Grade storytelling.

Also Douglas Adams was the show writer for about two years in the 70s and those episodes are still slick stylish and funny, his best is probably City of Death and is a fun counterfeit art story set in 70s Paris and renaissance Paris.

The show has never had consistency, Its as strong as the individual writers of which there are scores. You get the good with the bad. The bulldada episodes like Face of Evil when they had no money had to get creative and have hilarous thungs like tom bakers screaming head following the cast around a forest.

The main problem with the new show apart from condescension is the melodrama, the show is strongest when its exporing a sci-fi concept and not moaning over the doctor wondering if he doing the right thing.

Agreed. It's like the writers decided, well people loved Genesis of the Daleks, so let's be all moral quandaries from here on out.

roger, do you remember Read All About It? It was like Dr Who for kids in Canada.

I just found Read All About It on youtube last year. I remembered seeing it as a kid, and went looking for it. It took me a while to figure out what it was. At first, I thought it was Ghost Writer, but that wasn't on until after I had graduated high school. Season one was amazing.

I have many memories of watching it under the age of five. It was terrifying.

I have one very vague memory of it. It ran once on local PBS when I think I was on Christmas break. I want to say I saw it after coming home from the christmas party at the half-day at school in maybe 4th or 5th grade. That's the only specific memory I have of ever seeing it, though I may have seen a few random episodes at other times.


I have an even earlier memory of this one scene from one show that I'm pretty sure was on PBS. It's a teenage boy and girl standing next to an indoor pool, possibly at some school. The boy kisses the girl, the girl turns green (like a witch or something?), and spits out a mouthful of nails. The boy bursts into flames and falls into the pool. The girl then walks off with another girl. And I'm just standing there like "WTF did I just see?" I still have no idea.

Sounds like an average afternoon in Florida.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 18, 2017, 09:29:35 pm

Sounds like an average afternoon in Florida.

Yeah, but this was ostensibly Canada. That's what makes it weird.

Unless... Does Canada have it's own Florida?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 18, 2017, 09:36:51 pm

Sounds like an average afternoon in Florida.

Yeah, but this was ostensibly Canada. That's what makes it weird.

Unless... Does Canada have it's own Florida?

Yes. It's called Hamilton.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 18, 2017, 10:57:56 pm
I think they made a musical about that, right?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 18, 2017, 11:39:00 pm
Company that spun off our company put our tech support number on their website.  People threatening to give bad reviews if we don't answer questions.  I think this will sort itself out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 18, 2017, 11:41:04 pm
He's condescending, and trying to demonstrate he is smart, at the expense of the characters. He can do excellent once off episode's like blink, or the girl in the fireplace, but any of his long running stories become a mess fast

It's also like he doesn't know why those episodes were good, like Blink.  He figures oh people liked it because the Weeping Angels, if I just throw those in new episodes, those new episodes will be good, right?

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 19, 2017, 12:01:11 am
I think they made a musical about that, right?

 :spag2:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 19, 2017, 08:31:40 am

Sounds like an average afternoon in Florida.

Yeah, but this was ostensibly Canada. That's what makes it weird.

Unless... Does Canada have it's own Florida?

Yes. It's called Hamilton.

:tgrr:

TGRR,
CAN'T ACTUALLY ARGUE THAT.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 19, 2017, 10:43:58 pm
Copied from previous Open Bar, didn't see this shiny new one:

I've been reading stories of complex social engineering schemes that pentesters and criminals have used to compromise entire corporate networks, and I've just been thinking about how no complexity or effort would even be required to compromise my company's entire network (And all the networks and companies we support). Literally no one would question a single person walking right into our building, and walking up to any computer left open and alone, and breaking into it using publicly available, no-hardware-required Windows 7 boot-time exploits, and installing whatever list of malware they desired.

It's disturbing, actually. Considering we support several of the largest Fortune 500 companies, you'd think we'd spend a little more effort on security.

Oh yeah, I forgot, we have these nice, security badges. Good thing no one can get one at the security desk just by asking for one and providing information that is publicly available. Nope, not at all...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 19, 2017, 10:52:52 pm
Generally speaking companies don't implement even the most basic security until somebody rubs their nose in it publicly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 20, 2017, 01:54:13 am
Someone broke a thing that affects many other things, but no one knows where first thing is.  I'm having an awesome day.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 20, 2017, 02:29:34 am
Someone broke a thing that affects many other things, but no one knows where first thing is.  I'm having an awesome day.

This has been my entire professional life.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 20, 2017, 03:49:14 am
So my boss just assigned the engineer to my department. If you've ever been in the maintenance field, this is supposed to be a true Darth Vader moment. Or Jeremy Irons. Cue hideous laughter.

But the guy is fucking adorable. He is in over his head, technically, and has this bunny in the headlights look (he's been in the field for 25 years), and I just can't hold up the side with some institutional revenge.

First step: Cure him of that whole tie thing, because a) this is Tucson and we don't do ties, and b) he is now a PLANT ENGINEER (even if it's a test bed plant) and they get dirty. At least when they work with my crew.

Second step, tell him that I see his internet use, and I know he's frantically looking for another job (he is more of a draftsman, and he's scared shitless of this job, even though it's within his capabilities), and he just got here, FFS. He is staying.

We're gonna do great things. We're gonna do IMPROPER SCIENCE. He just doesn't know it yet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 20, 2017, 04:27:21 am
Someone broke a thing that affects many other things, but no one knows where first thing is.  I'm having an awesome day.

This has been my entire professional life.   :lulz:

They found the thing!  Also, they should have not let people that actually have a map of what things go together leave. Or at least leave angry, which I imagine they did because they took a whole bunch of knowledge with them.

We have people on my side going, some shit is broken. We have people on the other side that can say they can only fix shit if they know what particular shit it is.  Everyone gets their elbows into unknown shit before finding that one needed turd.  We're just lucky it was actually something that could be traced.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 20, 2017, 01:12:15 pm
Copied from previous Open Bar, didn't see this shiny new one:

I've been reading stories of complex social engineering schemes that pentesters and criminals have used to compromise entire corporate networks, and I've just been thinking about how no complexity or effort would even be required to compromise my company's entire network (And all the networks and companies we support). Literally no one would question a single person walking right into our building, and walking up to any computer left open and alone, and breaking into it using publicly available, no-hardware-required Windows 7 boot-time exploits, and installing whatever list of malware they desired.

It's disturbing, actually. Considering we support several of the largest Fortune 500 companies, you'd think we'd spend a little more effort on security.

Oh yeah, I forgot, we have these nice, security badges. Good thing no one can get one at the security desk just by asking for one and providing information that is publicly available. Nope, not at all...

My Google Fu is failing me, but I recall a story about a hacking challenge, where the IT security guy was boasting how strong their firewalls, etc were, and dared a certain hacker to try and get access to a particular server.  So, the hacker dressed up as maintenance, walked through the front door unquestioned, went to the server field, unplugged it, and walked out with it under his arm.

Like I said, I can't attest to its veracity because I can't find the link, but it sounds true.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 20, 2017, 01:40:08 pm
Generally speaking companies don't implement even the most basic security until somebody rubs their nose in it publicly.

I was considering writing up a report and sending it to the powers that be, but I think you're right. I may have to pay a friend to put on one of these bad boys:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51joe7Jx9fL._AC_UL160_SR160,160_.jpg)

and perform the pentest. Worst case scenario, people notice and laugh it off. Considering everyone who works here knows the story of how the Pizza Hut guy got to our most secure floor without a badge or question simply because the person who ordered the pizza told him they were on that floor. The guy walked into the elevator, asked someone to take him to that floor, AND THEY DID IT... This has happened MULTIPLE TIMES.


My Google Fu is failing me, but I recall a story about a hacking challenge, where the IT security guy was boasting how strong their firewalls, etc were, and dared a certain hacker to try and get access to a particular server.  So, the hacker dressed up as maintenance, walked through the front door unquestioned, went to the server field, unplugged it, and walked out with it under his arm.

Like I said, I can't attest to its veracity because I can't find the link, but it sounds true.

That's fucking fantastic. And all that required was either a generic maintenance uniform, or one tailored to the company they contract maintenance out to, if they even do.

I completely believe it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on July 20, 2017, 04:14:31 pm
Without the correct paperwork, pentesting is still criminal, and inviting another person to do it makes you an accessory.


Not telling you not to, just don't want you to stumble into criminal actions accidentally.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 20, 2017, 04:28:53 pm
Without the correct paperwork, pentesting is still criminal, and inviting another person to do it makes you an accessory.


Not telling you not to, just don't want you to stumble into criminal actions accidentally.

Oh yeah, you're completely right. It was more of a joke. I read LMNO's post and the picture that was generated in my mind was a guy in a maintenance outfit with one of those nose-stache-glasses combos on. So I figured I'd share the mental picture, and the fact that it'd likely be successful. I was considering doing a youtube video of it working on some other place that wouldn't care.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 20, 2017, 04:56:28 pm
I'm filling out a job application, and one of the questions is "Tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!"

Am I wrong in interpreting this as "Make up some outlandish shit about yourself"?  I mean, how could something factually accurate be "creative"?

I'm thinking of saying something like "I was born in a dirigible, and can communicate telepathically with creamed corn."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 20, 2017, 06:30:45 pm
I'm filling out a job application, and one of the questions is "Tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!"

Am I wrong in interpreting this as "Make up some outlandish shit about yourself"?  I mean, how could something factually accurate be "creative"?

I'm thinking of saying something like "I was born in a dirigible, and can communicate telepathically with creamed corn."

Go with "garmonbozia" instead.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Brother Mythos on July 20, 2017, 09:20:48 pm
My wife rescued a baby bird a couple of days ago. He had, apparently, fallen out of a nest his parents insisted upon building in the high end of one of our 2nd story rain gutters.

I didn’t think she would be able to save the little guy, as we’ve never had any success with this sort of thing in the past. But, our little guest is doing just fine! He’s fledgling size and has quite an appetite, as well as quite a voice. My wife is feeding him, moistened dry cat food, tiny pieces of fruit, hard-boiled egg yoke, and moistened bird suet on roughly an hourly basis. 

We think our little guest is a house wren, and we’re hoping we can release him to the backyard in a few more days.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 20, 2017, 11:08:40 pm
My wife rescued a baby bird a couple of days ago. He had, apparently, fallen out of a nest his parents insisted upon building in the high end of one of our 2nd story rain gutters.

I didn’t think she would be able to save the little guy, as we’ve never had any success with this sort of thing in the past. But, our little guest is doing just fine! He’s fledgling size and has quite an appetite, as well as quite a voice. My wife is feeding him, moistened dry cat food, tiny pieces of fruit, hard-boiled egg yoke, and moistened bird suet on roughly an hourly basis. 

We think our little guest is a house wren, and we’re hoping we can release him to the backyard in a few more days.

Cool!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 21, 2017, 03:31:15 am
Not sure the mechanism, but if there's a bad storm at night, I can't have any carbs that are normally on the next day.  Stress maybe?  It's weird.

Like one piece of toast was too much today.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 21, 2017, 03:43:00 am
That does it.  Ima go listen to Linkin...Uh, wait.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 21, 2017, 09:13:08 am
POFP, physical security at most sites is a complete fucking joke.  You wouldn't believe the number of schools you can freely stroll into with a lanyard, fake ID, clipboard and cheap suit.  And I know for a fact that my co-workers do not actually check the credentials of site contractors before letting them in.  Hell, they let random weirdos in motorcycle helmets (AKA the organised criminal uniform) off the streets on a daily basis.  Sure most of them are delivery guys, but given the kind of students we have, one day they wont be.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on July 21, 2017, 12:56:59 pm
And if you think that's bad, you'd be terrified about some of the places I've wandered into with just a high-viz vest and "How're ye doing?"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 21, 2017, 03:41:44 pm
Yeah, the stories and concepts I was reading about are in The Art of Human Hacking by Christopher Hadnagy. He goes into so much detail, but it seems like a lot of this stuff is overkill in literally almost every situation. It seems like, after some thought, and reading some of your guys' descriptions, all you have to know how to do is not say anything blatantly suspicious and not be an asshole and you can get in anywhere you want. It seems like this book applies only to cases where you're trying to break into an actually secured facility. Based on the detail and meticulous methodology, the facility would likely have to be owned by an intelligence agency for this book not to be a waste.



Hell, speaking of school security, I'm on the University of Cincinnati campus all the time, and as long as you're not black (Think Dubose-Tensing case) and there are no sports events going on, you can pretty much go wherever, say whatever, and do whatever you want. When the school isn't in use, literally every building and every room is essentially open to the public. There are no restrictions, and no one is ever checking anyone's access. There are more UC police officers patrolling the surrounding black neighborhoods than there are on the campus itself. I don't know what makes your students so important that they require a dedicated security system, but they've made it clear that they don't give a shit about the safety of students here :lulz:

And the DORM "Security Measures?" Shit's student-run. Some snobby math major sits at a desk by the front door 2 days out of the week and maybe asks to see your Driver's license (What the fuck does that even do exactly? "YOU CAN GO AHEAD. YOUR FACE MATCHES THIS PICTURE YOU HANDED ME.") when she's not scrolling Facebook on her laptop or complaining of boredom to her friend on the phone. (Hypothetical individual, it's not the same person every time.)

This country's security is run by failures at every level in every industry. Makes me even more excited to enter the security industry. Any advice on where to start? What college courses you recommend or suggest I avoid?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 21, 2017, 04:30:03 pm
It doesn't get any better with professional government bodies.  I spent about 40 minutes wandering around a military base once, while I was waiting to get interviewed (company was not located on the base).

Honestly, security is a state of mind and I don't think there are any good courses specifically on it.  I took courses on international security, game theory, international strategy and (of course) a shit-ton of terrorism.  But even before that, I taught self-defence classes.  And I've read a shit ton of spy memoirs, intelligence manuals and military strategy guides that have no doubt also helped to shape my outlook.  I've no doubt the mindset can be taught...I've just not seen anyone do it very successfully.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 21, 2017, 05:20:30 pm
Is it not written in the Chao te Ching, "a nice tie opens many doors"?

Yes, it is. Chapter 27.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 21, 2017, 06:28:16 pm
It doesn't get any better with professional government bodies.  I spent about 40 minutes wandering around a military base once, while I was waiting to get interviewed (company was not located on the base).

Honestly, security is a state of mind and I don't think there are any good courses specifically on it.  I took courses on international security, game theory, international strategy and (of course) a shit-ton of terrorism.  But even before that, I taught self-defence classes.  And I've read a shit ton of spy memoirs, intelligence manuals and military strategy guides that have no doubt also helped to shape my outlook.  I've no doubt the mindset can be taught...I've just not seen anyone do it very successfully.

Ah, thank you for the advice! Would you be able to provide access to any digital forms of these resources?

Feel free to PM me links if that's a preferred medium. Or if you know where I can buy/rent any similar resources, that would also be helpful.

Also, no worries if any/all are limited access. I understand some of the stuff you work with has to be kept under wraps. I just figured I'd ask. Anything I can get a hold of is helpful.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 21, 2017, 08:51:09 pm
When I'm back in the UK, I can certainly put together some resources for you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on July 21, 2017, 08:56:30 pm
When I'm back in the UK, I can certainly put together some resources for you.

That would be much appreciated. Thank you! :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on July 22, 2017, 02:47:01 am
Is it not written in the Chao te Ching, "a nice tie opens many doors"?

Yes, it is. Chapter 27.

 :lulz: :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 22, 2017, 03:30:49 pm
Verily, the words of the non-prophets are scribbled on the bathroom walls of the sub-universe.


Or something like that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 22, 2017, 03:43:42 pm
Verily, the words of the non-prophets are scribbled on the bathroom walls of the sub-universe.


Or something like that.

The holes in the walls and filthy stalls are their doing too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 22, 2017, 04:30:04 pm
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 22, 2017, 10:34:44 pm
Incidentally, new hotel's internet is appallingly shit.  It's like being back on dial-up.  WTF is this nonsense, I thought this place was 4*?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 23, 2017, 12:46:02 am
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.

Maybe you look like a person of interest?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 23, 2017, 03:24:31 am
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.

Maybe you look like a person of interest?

:lmnuendo:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 23, 2017, 03:59:39 am
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.

Maybe you look like a person of interest?

Perhaps it was because of your EU cred.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hungarys-leader-border-fences-stop-muslim-migration-103830035.html (https://www.yahoo.com/news/hungarys-leader-border-fences-stop-muslim-migration-103830035.html)

Happened to spot this earlier today. Pretty sure it's a bad sign.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on July 23, 2017, 12:19:52 pm
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.

Kind of lucky it was just an hour and not indefinitely. That seems popular there these days
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 23, 2017, 03:17:20 pm
You know who does take security seriously?  Hungarian border guards.  Especially when they break the law by detaining EU citizens at the border for over an hour.  Namely, me.

Maybe you look like a person of interest?

In that case, I'd hope they'd run my passport to verify my ID.  Which they did not do.  In fact, they didn't even look at my passport, beyond my flashing it in their faces.

The whole episode was very bizarre.  I know they have had refugee and human trafficking problems, but the flow of people is from Serbia (where I also wouldn't want to flee to if I was a Muslim) into Hungary and then through the Slovakia/Czech corridor into Germany.  And I wsa entering from Slovakia, the complete opposite direction and side of the country.

I'm still considering writing up the event for the British Embassy in Hungary, even though I know they won't do anything about it because none of that will apply to us in another 18 months.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 23, 2017, 03:19:02 pm
All that said, Budapest > Vienna.  Sure, the latter definitely has grasped the importance of grand scale...but Budapest understands everything should not be off-white in colour.  And has better beer.  And coffee, for all the Viennese go on about their cafe culture.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 25, 2017, 01:10:07 am
Higher up wondering why all the "Be a Viking" swag isn't getting used at our office, fails to remember our location and regional football teams.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 25, 2017, 02:21:06 am
Oh ffs, this is from a VP blog, a different guy:

Quote
BE A VIKING, NOT A VICTIM!
I hear too many victim-like comments from our organization every day -- "Finance and HR won't let me hire the people I need to finish the job."

Gonna take the Viking metaphor a bit differently if I ever see him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 25, 2017, 02:30:06 am
Oh ffs, this is from a VP blog, a different guy:

Quote
BE A VIKING, NOT A VICTIM!
I hear too many victim-like comments from our organization every day -- "Finance and HR won't let me hire the people I need to finish the job."

Gonna take the Viking metaphor a bit differently if I ever see him.

WTF?   :lulz:

That's Goddamn precious.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 25, 2017, 03:40:33 pm
So you should rape and pillage to acquire the resources you need? 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 25, 2017, 05:04:11 pm
Don't be the quarry. Just stay calmer.
Stalk your prey like Jeffrey Dahmer.*





*also works with Unabomber
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on July 25, 2017, 06:54:12 pm
So you should rape and pillage to acquire the resources you need?

Isn't that the basis of ayn Rand's shtick?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 25, 2017, 07:58:25 pm
I'm filling out a job application, and one of the questions is "Tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!"

Am I wrong in interpreting this as "Make up some outlandish shit about yourself"?  I mean, how could something factually accurate be "creative"?

I'm thinking of saying something like "I was born in a dirigible, and can communicate telepathically with creamed corn."

All you put down is "I am very discreet".

Refuse to elaborate if they ask what you mean by that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on July 25, 2017, 08:15:11 pm
I'm filling out a job application, and one of the questions is "Tell us what makes you unique. Try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!"

Am I wrong in interpreting this as "Make up some outlandish shit about yourself"?  I mean, how could something factually accurate be "creative"?

I'm thinking of saying something like "I was born in a dirigible, and can communicate telepathically with creamed corn."

All you put down is "I am very discreet".

Refuse to elaborate if they ask what you mean by that.


Ohhhh... too late. I just finally sent in my application, like, 2 hours ago after alternately struggling with, and willfully neglecting and forgetting about it for 5 days. On the plus side, I am now into season 5 of Smallville. So I've got that going for me, which is nice.

I eventually went with what now seems like the obvious choice of talking about that shooting gallery I've been working on for two years; 2 microcontrollers programmed in 2 languages, a sensor array, talking animals, a shit-ton of wires, etc...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 26, 2017, 09:16:11 pm
In the deep heart of Ireland, where it rains a whole day's worth of rain in 5 minutes and the internet comes from the early 2000s...
Three men stand in a warehouse wondering what the fuck is happening. How has a job that was supposed to be some simple process optimisation turned into buggering about with wrenches and paper towels and pump ratios and waiting over an hour for resin to cure when it's supposed to take 15 minutes?

Answer: Airlock in the catalyst pump. Probably. We'll see if everything's still sort-of-fixed tomorrow.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: QueenThera on July 27, 2017, 01:38:34 am
I haven't posted here in forever, and few of you probably remember me.

But like. I wanted to say this place, among others, confirms how obvious I was.

I found out this year I'm a transwoman, and this avatar itself is of a transwoman. All my avatars for years were women (save one video game character just recently).

It's just so fucking weird how long it took me to realize this. So naturally I want to tell Discordians about it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Pergamos on July 27, 2017, 04:50:01 am
I haven't posted here in forever, and few of you probably remember me.

But like. I wanted to say this place, among others, confirms how obvious I was.

I found out this year I'm a transwoman, and this avatar itself is of a transwoman. All my avatars for years were women (save one video game character just recently).

It's just so fucking weird how long it took me to realize this. So naturally I want to tell Discordians about it.

Oh no,  prepare to decide that the majority of Discordians are transphobic.

(hint, they are not)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 27, 2017, 04:57:43 am
Thing that was broken earlier in thread in broken again and server gopher nowhere to be found.

Also today I learned that these devices used to reside in this building but were moved for reasons that no one can articulate.  They can't even say it was for money. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 27, 2017, 08:49:52 am
I haven't posted here in forever, and few of you probably remember me.

But like. I wanted to say this place, among others, confirms how obvious I was.

I found out this year I'm a transwoman, and this avatar itself is of a transwoman. All my avatars for years were women (save one video game character just recently).

It's just so fucking weird how long it took me to realize this. So naturally I want to tell Discordians about it.

I do remember you.

I've heard that's how quite a few people have realised they are trans, incidentally.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: QueenThera on July 27, 2017, 10:01:04 am
I haven't posted here in forever, and few of you probably remember me.

But like. I wanted to say this place, among others, confirms how obvious I was.

I found out this year I'm a transwoman, and this avatar itself is of a transwoman. All my avatars for years were women (save one video game character just recently).

It's just so fucking weird how long it took me to realize this. So naturally I want to tell Discordians about it.

I do remember you.

I've heard that's how quite a few people have realised they are trans, incidentally.
Yeah. Pretty much how I found out. I kept talking to trans folks via Discord, and then realized I made more sense this way.

Oh no,  prepare to decide that the majority of Discordians are transphobic.

(hint, they are not)
I'm glad they're not but well. If they were, I technically could excommunicate the fucking lot of em. For all that's worth.

Incidentally, gender is so so so weird and nebulous and I wish it wasn't entirely up to me.

Also I wish I didn't find out I was trans in this presidency.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 27, 2017, 01:02:00 pm
Welcome back, human!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 27, 2017, 02:25:59 pm
Welcome back, I remember you!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 27, 2017, 11:31:00 pm

Also I wish I didn't find out I was trans in this presidency.

1.  Welcome back.

2.  You can judge your worth by who your enemies are.  Right now, your enemies are murder clowns.  With bad hair.  Could there actually be a better time to be alive?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on July 28, 2017, 12:59:11 am
Hey Thera! I remember you, too! Your avatar, mostly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: QueenThera on July 28, 2017, 02:03:38 am
Hi all! Wait, so...I'm Batgirl, if my enemy looks like that, right?

...I look good in glasses anyway.

Also yes my avatar is neat! I put my old username in my signature!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 28, 2017, 07:42:29 am
Hi all! Wait, so...I'm Batgirl, if my enemy looks like that, right?

...I look good in glasses anyway.

Also yes my avatar is neat! I put my old username in my signature!

I think I remember you under that name.

Welcome back regardless!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 28, 2017, 03:34:40 pm
Sorting through my holiday snaps.  Not as many duds as I thought, though I'm probably not going to win any Pulitzers from this stuff.

I assume PD would like to see some?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on July 28, 2017, 03:44:35 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 28, 2017, 03:49:10 pm
Yup
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 28, 2017, 03:52:56 pm
Sorting through my holiday snaps.  Not as many duds as I thought, though I'm probably not going to win any Pulitzers from this stuff.

I assume PD would like to see some?

Yup
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 28, 2017, 03:55:32 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/avjqvX5.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 28, 2017, 04:36:42 pm
First batch up in pics.  Going to split them up by location to avoid one super long pic spam.  Also had to size them down quite a bit...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 28, 2017, 05:42:39 pm
And done.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 29, 2017, 02:12:27 am
I had a meaningful conversation with my landlord about the bedbug problem. As soon as he realized that I and the problem could not be ignored without the state getting involved he hired exterminators and they heat treat the building on Tuesday. He had no idea how bad bedbugs actually are and I politely explained that the situation was only going to get worse and implying that I might file suit without actually saying so.

I'm unbelievably pleased with this outcome. He's still a slum lord but he's at least smart enough and business savvy enough to understand that his whole damn investment in the building was at stake over a $2,500 treatment if he didn't act.

On an even better note the local housing authority has accepted my application and I'm on a waiting list for a high rise apartment so sooner or later I'll be out of here and probably paying less for a much nicer place.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on July 29, 2017, 08:18:22 am
I had a meaningful conversation with my landlord about the bedbug problem. As soon as he realized that I and the problem could not be ignored without the state getting involved he hired exterminators and they heat treat the building on Tuesday. He had no idea how bad bedbugs actually are and I politely explained that the situation was only going to get worse and implying that I might file suit without actually saying so.

I'm unbelievably pleased with this outcome. He's still a slum lord but he's at least smart enough and business savvy enough to understand that his whole damn investment in the building was at stake over a $2,500 treatment if he didn't act.

On an even better note the local housing authority has accepted my application and I'm on a waiting list for a high rise apartment so sooner or later I'll be out of here and probably paying less for a much nicer place.

Awesome, Joe!  Hopefully you don't have to wait long.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on July 29, 2017, 02:06:31 pm
Yet again one my barely-got through HS, wife works a job whose wage is based on the minimum wage, friend is posting "raising the min wage will cause inflation FACT" shit. :kingmeh:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 29, 2017, 04:08:24 pm
Yet again one my barely-got through HS, wife works a job whose wage is based on the minimum wage, friend is posting "raising the min wage will cause inflation FACT" shit. :kingmeh:

Has anyone pointed out that, historically-speaking, no raise in the minimum wage has ever caused inflation?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on July 29, 2017, 04:14:11 pm
Yet again one my barely-got through HS, wife works a job whose wage is based on the minimum wage, friend is posting "raising the min wage will cause inflation FACT" shit. :kingmeh:

Has anyone pointed out that, historically-speaking, no raise in the minimum wage has ever caused inflation?

"Well when they raised the wage inflation happened in this city I lived in so my anecdote beats facts"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on July 29, 2017, 04:16:10 pm
In other news, the bullshit card that an argument over lost me a friend is being played by a professional. But I'm the who is bad at evaluating cards and playing the game. :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on July 29, 2017, 05:20:30 pm
For what it's worth, I'm very interested in what's going on in Seattle with the min wage increase, from a science perspective. It's a real-world experiment, and I'm trying to be impartial.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on July 29, 2017, 07:07:20 pm
For what it's worth, I'm very interested in what's going on in Seattle with the min wage increase, from a science perspective. It's a real-world experiment, and I'm trying to be impartial.

The sky won't collapse and purchasing of luxury items such as food will increase.

It's pretty much what happens every time someone tries something like this.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on July 29, 2017, 08:00:35 pm
For what it's worth, I'm very interested in what's going on in Seattle with the min wage increase, from a science perspective. It's a real-world experiment, and I'm trying to be impartial.

I'm not skilled enough to evaluate all the stuff that's been published since 2016 about the results, and I don't live or work in Seattle so I don't know. Things look good, so I'm hopeful that this leads to a further increase in the Tacoma min wage.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 29, 2017, 11:39:24 pm
Shared with someone that I took a 23andme DNA test a while ago and tested as 30 percent native american, most likely Mayan. They suggested I look up Native benefits, said that I might be entitled to some land and money, so i'm idly considering whether to give it a shot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 30, 2017, 12:06:30 am
Today I learned that George HW Bush narrowly avoided being eaten by cannibalistic Japanese soldiers.  Seriously (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichijima_incident).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 30, 2017, 12:11:13 am
Today I learned that George HW Bush narrowly avoided being eaten by cannibalistic Japanese soldiers.  Seriously (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichijima_incident).

 :horrormirth:  people sashimi

Bush must have been awful cunning to be the only one not captured.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 30, 2017, 01:25:22 am
In mexico, stepped outside for a fifith of a second and burned the Irish arse off myself
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on July 30, 2017, 01:57:30 am
In mexico, stepped outside for a fifith of a second and burned the Irish arse off myself

Dude that sucks I can relate. My Irish genetics gave me extremely fair skin, My Italian side an extra oily sweat. Sunscreen just pours off me when I sweat and the oil sets to frying me. Hope you recover well!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on July 30, 2017, 02:03:54 am
In mexico, stepped outside for a fifith of a second and burned the Irish arse off myself

Dude that sucks I can relate. My Irish genetics gave me extremely fair skin, My Italian side an extra oily sweat. Sunscreen just pours off me when I sweat and the oil sets to frying me. Hope you recover well!
I actually get the same, greek/Irish, hairy hands and skin that burns under lamplight, not too bad just a few red patches thst are sore
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on July 30, 2017, 10:07:01 am
How hot is it currently?  I looked at Mexico City and Cancun temps and it actually seemed pretty reasonable...I'm assuming you're elsewhere
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Scott The Cuck on July 31, 2017, 05:54:39 am
Shared with someone that I took a 23andme DNA test a while ago and tested as 30 percent native american, most likely Mayan. They suggested I look up Native benefits, said that I might be entitled to some land and money, so i'm idly considering whether to give it a shot.

I'm 56% Native, and 8% African. You can have whatever I throw out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on July 31, 2017, 06:05:31 am
the way you cook, i would do UNSPEAKABLE things for your leftovers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on July 31, 2017, 11:29:43 pm
Huh, noticed a character on Silicon Valley had a copy of something that looked like the Principia Discordia.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Scott The Cuck on August 01, 2017, 06:23:09 am
the way you cook, i would do UNSPEAKABLE things for your leftovers.


YOUTUBE!
ALL THE PEOPLE I LISTEN TO HAVE SUBTITLES.
I don't trust anyone who eats kale with my food.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 01, 2017, 09:51:35 am
I don't trust anyone who eats kale. Period.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 01, 2017, 12:52:40 pm
I eat kale.

And avocado toast.

And tofu.

And kimchi.

And crickets.





I may be in my 40s, but I'm killing things harder than an Annoyance of Millennials.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 01, 2017, 01:38:50 pm
I eat kale.

And avocado toast.

And tofu.

And kimchi.

And crickets.





I may be in my 40s, but I'm killing things harder than an Annoyance of Millennials.

My girlfriend was considering Cricket flour for use in her baking. What form do you usually eat it in?






Unrelated EDIT: I stopped attacking MysticWick's password reset function logic to read a couple threads. I found a thread titled "does any one know a spell that could help someone who is accused of being a bully."

I'm gonna read a couple excerpts of articles on spells and let you know what inane shit I can get them to say while they drip club soda onto their favorite rug/cat/child  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 01, 2017, 01:44:12 pm
Roasted with tamari.  Crunchy and salty.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 01, 2017, 01:49:48 pm
Who's going on a 3 week, work funded trip to 5 countries in SE Asia?

This guy.  :banana:


Tofu I could never get a handle on. Roasted crickets all the way though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 01, 2017, 01:56:11 pm
Roasted with tamari.  Crunchy and salty.

Haha, I don't think either of us are at a point where we can do that, yet. I'm still trying to warm up to Cricket flour.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on August 01, 2017, 01:59:34 pm
Nice work that man. Can you say which countries or is that a state secret?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 01, 2017, 02:07:15 pm
Nice work that man. Can you say which countries or is that a state secret?

Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines & Indonesia.

If all goes well then there'll be a 18-24 month job for me out there covering the whole region.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2017, 02:14:53 pm
Wait wait wait...

Mysticwicks is back up?  Mol didnt spend all the patreon donations on huffing Raid?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 01, 2017, 02:19:47 pm
Wait wait wait...

Mysticwicks is back up?  Mol didnt spend all the patreon donations on huffing Raid?

 :lulz: I didn't know it was ever down. Although, it appears that they've changed their Forum engine since the last time I'd visited. I didn't remember them using vBulletin, although I could be wrong.

I named my first account on their forum after the account name I have here, and they instabanned it. Seems like they're still butthurt about the old days. And I mean, shit, I wasn't even here for that. I didn't even participate (I totally would have, though).



EDIT: Wtf, they have a Discordian section on the forum and still ban us on site?...

I guess they don't like our brand of Discordianism  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 01, 2017, 02:26:34 pm
Oh, they most certainly do not like us.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2017, 03:29:48 pm
It was down for like 2 years, while Mol begged for money on Facebook.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 01, 2017, 04:01:54 pm
I occasionally like to watch RFDTV, a network aimed specifically at farmers, and those who self-identify as "country". Last week's "This Week in Agribusiness" featured a brief segment by Orion Samuelson, former host of U.S. Farm Report for 30 years who is a regular on the show. It was so terrible I felt the need to share it here.

http://www.farmfutures.com/farm-life/week-agribusiness-july-29-2017

Part 2 starting at about 3:25

Summary: Why are we wasting all this money investigating Russia hacking our elections? Teenagers hack computers all the time. What's the big deal? Also, why don't we put congress on Social Security and Obamacare? I think Trump will be president for four years, then the democrats can try and get their person elected.

For anyone who is keeping up with conservative media in the U.S., I hope you're not skipping over RFDTV. It's pretty much a staple for rural America, a large part of Trump's base. It's kind of like Fox News, if Fox News talked a lot more about corn and tractors.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 01, 2017, 08:00:36 pm
That still sounds better than UK country broadcasting, which is just this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZY6jC5Dh6c) on constant loop.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Half-Eaten Waffle on August 01, 2017, 08:53:40 pm
Hiya people.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 01, 2017, 11:57:30 pm
Hey Waffle!


I just reconnected with my best friend, and possibly the person I fell in love with, from high school. I'm legit crying from happy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 02, 2017, 02:44:10 am
Wait wait wait...

Mysticwicks is back up?  Mol didnt spend all the patreon donations on huffing Raid?

wat

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 02, 2017, 02:45:14 am
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 02, 2017, 03:56:21 am
The damn fool anarchist  anti-hero looked down as the ruthless corporate tyrant plummeted off of the 60 story office building. The fight had been surprisingly quick and bloodless ending in the bastard corporatist being flung off of the top of the roof in a typical, predictable action-movie fashion. He was about to turn away and look all cool before his eyes caught an unexpected motion from the rapidly diminishing figure.

 In a flash the damn villain fluttered his suit jacket open and like batman it billowed out, but rather than slowing his descent it merely carried him through the air at terminal speeds and he seemed to be AIMING himself towards the materials manufacturer building across the boulevard. Tucson 5 news choppers captured the whole event even as the foul villain crashed straight through the 8th floor of the adjacent building and tumbled at spine-shattering speeds through a window and into an occupied conference room holding  yet another well attended and pointless meeting. The sheer impact knocked everyone prone save for a few pinned to their seats by shattered glass.

All eyes were upon the ragged, bloody mess of flesh and expensive silk suit tatters utterly aghast and in shock. The villain lay on the fractured boardroom table totally still, horrifically mangled, and clearly dead. Just as everyone was taking stock at the impossible happening before them a brilliant white light suffused the room and a booming Voice as deep as the vastness of space Itself uttered the words, "OH NO YOU DON'T YOU SUNNOFABITCH! YOU'RE NOT GETTING OUT OF THIS SO EASILY. NOW GET BACK TO WORK!!"

As the Light dimmed a crunching sound of bones and flesh re-knitting was heard by the mostly blinded folks bearing witness to the proceedings. Nobody in that room ever saw The Man From Tucson rise up and walk out of the room due to shock and burned out retinas. Some later reported to incredulous men in white coats that they had heard the revenant or whatever it was cuss a blue streak and hop off the table stopping only to wish their new CEO well in a notably sarcastic tone of voice before trailing off to mutter something about never getting a proper break when he wanted one.

The events were sealed under Imperial directives and the events never spoken of by those few witnesses who had retained enough of their sanity to continue their occupations. The anarchist anti-hero was found two days later buried upside down in a human waste cistern near the city limits. To this day nobody who was there has any idea what it all started over and nobody that matters and is smart WANTS to know.

This story brought to you by cheap rum and honey
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 02, 2017, 04:24:16 am
 :lulz:

Goddammit!

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 02, 2017, 04:26:05 am
For what it's worth, I'm very interested in what's going on in Seattle with the min wage increase, from a science perspective. It's a real-world experiment, and I'm trying to be impartial.
The increase to $10 has Tucson's economy banging, so I can only imagine.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Half-Eaten Waffle on August 03, 2017, 08:41:51 am
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 03, 2017, 11:57:03 pm
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.

Close enough.

Anyway, I just suddenly and without warning to traded to some British company.  I'm in the same office, the pay is slightly better, but it would have been nice to apply or interview or be told before my first day on the job.  Apparently, my contract allows for this, and so I had to do another I9 and W2 to keep doing the same thing for the same people.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 04, 2017, 01:34:04 am
Holy crap, the storms totally affect my blood sugar.  Fucking 1 slice to wheat toast was too much today, yesterday it was normal.  What the hell.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 04, 2017, 01:38:17 am
Holy crap, the storms totally affect my blood sugar.  Fucking 1 slice to wheat toast was too much today, yesterday it was normal.  What the hell.

Are you taking metformin or anything?  Because I have this happen about once every two weeks, and I can only sometimes figure out what happened.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 04, 2017, 02:52:42 am
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.

Close enough.

Anyway, I just suddenly and without warning to traded to some British company.  I'm in the same office, the pay is slightly better, but it would have been nice to apply or interview or be told before my first day on the job.  Apparently, my contract allows for this, and so I had to do another I9 and W2 to keep doing the same thing for the same people.

Is that because they're paying you in sterling and converting it to dollars?

Because you might want to get them to change that arrangement before March 2019 if so.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 04, 2017, 02:55:54 am
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.

Close enough.

Anyway, I just suddenly and without warning to traded to some British company.  I'm in the same office, the pay is slightly better, but it would have been nice to apply or interview or be told before my first day on the job.  Apparently, my contract allows for this, and so I had to do another I9 and W2 to keep doing the same thing for the same people.

Is that because they're paying you in sterling and converting it to dollars?

Because you might want to get them to change that arrangement before March 2019 if so.

No, they have an American subsidiary, so I still get paid in money.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 04, 2017, 03:04:46 am
Hey, it's money now. It just wont be in 18 months.

I'm actually keeping a stack of Euros and Swiss francs I bought pre-Brexit vote, just in case.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 04, 2017, 03:26:58 am
Holy crap, the storms totally affect my blood sugar.  Fucking 1 slice to wheat toast was too much today, yesterday it was normal.  What the hell.

Are you taking metformin or anything?  Because I have this happen about once every two weeks, and I can only sometimes figure out what happened.

Nope, been avoiding medication, though now I might want to do that if I'm not able to have carbs at all.  Metformin one they offered I think.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 04, 2017, 03:31:24 am
Holy crap, the storms totally affect my blood sugar.  Fucking 1 slice to wheat toast was too much today, yesterday it was normal.  What the hell.

Are you taking metformin or anything?  Because I have this happen about once every two weeks, and I can only sometimes figure out what happened.

Nope, been avoiding medication, though now I might want to do that if I'm not able to have carbs at all.  Metformin one they offered I think.

Metformin is pretty good stuff.

1.  You can't overdose on it, really, because it stops working when your blood sugar reaches 80.
2.  The only real side effect is acid ketosis, and if it doesn't happen inside of 2 weeks, it will never happen.
3.  The first two weeks is a festival of explosive diarrhea, but then that stops. 
4.  It fucking works.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 04, 2017, 03:31:47 am
Hey, it's money now. It just wont be in 18 months.

I'm actually keeping a stack of Euros and Swiss francs I bought pre-Brexit vote, just in case.

I expect it will tumble before the actual hilarity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 04, 2017, 04:03:30 am
Holy crap, the storms totally affect my blood sugar.  Fucking 1 slice to wheat toast was too much today, yesterday it was normal.  What the hell.

Are you taking metformin or anything?  Because I have this happen about once every two weeks, and I can only sometimes figure out what happened.

Nope, been avoiding medication, though now I might want to do that if I'm not able to have carbs at all.  Metformin one they offered I think.

Metformin is pretty good stuff.

1.  You can't overdose on it, really, because it stops working when your blood sugar reaches 80.
2.  The only real side effect is acid ketosis, and if it doesn't happen inside of 2 weeks, it will never happen.
3.  The first two weeks is a festival of explosive diarrhea, but then that stops. 
4.  It fucking works.

Hmm, I have like 3 weeks to go, and have the opposite poo problem, so maybe not a bad idea.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Half-Eaten Waffle on August 04, 2017, 12:21:00 pm
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.

Close enough.

Anyway, I just suddenly and without warning to traded to some British company.  I'm in the same office, the pay is slightly better, but it would have been nice to apply or interview or be told before my first day on the job.  Apparently, my contract allows for this, and so I had to do another I9 and W2 to keep doing the same thing for the same people.

Has anyone ever told you you  job is kind of weird?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 04, 2017, 11:11:29 pm
So happy about something that really isn't a good situation, but sister is finally leaving husband. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 04, 2017, 11:43:38 pm
Hiya people.

hola, un Silla Alta!

Thank you, and a very good high chair* to you too.



*I hope I got my Spanish right.

Close enough.

Anyway, I just suddenly and without warning to traded to some British company.  I'm in the same office, the pay is slightly better, but it would have been nice to apply or interview or be told before my first day on the job.  Apparently, my contract allows for this, and so I had to do another I9 and W2 to keep doing the same thing for the same people.

Has anyone ever told you you  job is kind of weird?

I blow up sewers and get handed around like a durdy hoar.

So no.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 05, 2017, 05:12:06 pm
I'm off to battle prairie sharks for a week.  Be nice to each other.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 05, 2017, 06:11:16 pm
I'm off to battle prairie sharks for a week.  Be nice to each other.

Have fun!  Don't take any shit off of those Montana PITA freaks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 05, 2017, 08:45:12 pm
Less than two days back at work and:

1) I have been locked out of my work computer account.  No emails, no access to the server, no access to student records, no access to maintenance.
2) I have been put on an entire shift for my own, despite being away for a month
3) It's also a weekend
4) I've had to sit through two 45 minute long handovers that should've taken 5 minutes due to co-worker incompetence and dithering
5) I've had to explain to students that no, they cannot just invite friends here overnight, and no they cannot give me money to make that happen.  There are 3 notice boards on every floor with this information, along with it being in their induction pack and told to them upon arrival
6) Had to explain to students where the laundry is, despite being part of the induction
7) Had to explain to a student where their kitchen is, despite them being here for a week at this point.
8) Found multiple clerical errors
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 06, 2017, 03:22:53 am
That school is a travesty and would probably burn down at some point without you there, even if you really don't care anymore your competence is like the only thing holding that place up.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 06, 2017, 02:52:17 pm
Why are you still there?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 06, 2017, 08:21:36 pm
Honestly? No-one seems to be hiring.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 06, 2017, 09:14:32 pm
That sucks dude I hope you get a chance soon. Sounds like you're wasted at that place.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 06, 2017, 10:16:03 pm
Well I have two masters degrees and the person next step down in terms of chain of command not only doesn't have any, she doesn't know what the tab button on the computer does.  We work with computers on a daily basis and she's been here 18 months.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 07, 2017, 11:06:57 pm
Well I have two masters degrees and the person next step down in terms of chain of command not only doesn't have any, she doesn't know what the tab button on the computer does.  We work with computers on a daily basis and she's been here 18 months.

Has she time traveled to this age from a hundred years ago, to not know what the tab button does?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 08, 2017, 02:40:09 am
After having a rant that my sister is a liar, belittling her in front of the kids, and threatening to call the cops on her and his own father for robbery (??), brother-in-law can't possibly understand why my sister wants to leave him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 08, 2017, 02:54:23 am
After having a rant that my sister is a liar, belittling her in front of the kids, and threatening to call the cops on her and his own father for robbery (??), brother-in-law can't possibly understand why my sister wants to leave him.

Wow. That is wildly... something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 08, 2017, 03:33:51 am
After having a rant that my sister is a liar, belittling her in front of the kids, and threatening to call the cops on her and his own father for robbery (??), brother-in-law can't possibly understand why my sister wants to leave him.

Wow. That is wildly... something.

He's something.  He's probably mentally ill - he won't go see a doc, flatly refuses.  What he doesn't get is that when my sister disagrees with something that he can't just go say what a terrible person he thinks she is, accuse her of lying,  and do so for about twenty minutes.  He thinks that that is an argument and just doesn't get why she has a problem.  Or denies that they even had an argument. 

Last one was him calling an exterminator for their brand new house because the dog has ticks, therefore infestation.  Sister says that isn't what an exterminator should be called for.  He calls her a liar, a terrible person and an idiot.  She filmed it.

At least this time his dad got a piece of what has been going on.  They didn't believe my sister that he had a problem.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 08, 2017, 09:36:07 pm
Fuckin' christ. And I remember now, he sounds VERY ill.  :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 08, 2017, 09:38:15 pm
Well I have two masters degrees and the person next step down in terms of chain of command not only doesn't have any, she doesn't know what the tab button on the computer does.  We work with computers on a daily basis and she's been here 18 months.

Has she time traveled to this age from a hundred years ago, to not know what the tab button does?

Her gender and sex politics certainly have.

I won't recount the time she embarrassed the entire team, herself, a new student and their family because the parents were a gay couple and she couldn't stop making a complete arse of herself about it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 08, 2017, 10:15:01 pm
Jesus cock-punching christ.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 09, 2017, 12:38:35 am
Fuckin' christ. And I remember now, he sounds VERY ill.  :sad:

So now she's getting stuff in writing, hopefully overseen by a lawyer, to make things like kid visitation contingent on a psych evaluation.  She also told him she may stay if he sees a doc.  He countered it should be marriage counseling.  However they have tried that.  He went along with it during sessions, and then did fuck all after.

Also, semi-related to this bullshit, his mother is a jerk.  I know very few people that give off insta-jerk vibes, but she's one. She also thinks she's helping by going shopping for things for their house to surprise them, and then sending them a bill.  This included a new couch and a new tv.  Also she got shit-faced at a baby shower.  Who does that?  She's also in the medical field, just many wtfs.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 09, 2017, 02:09:03 am
What the actual fuck? That lady is

I don't have words. Who buys gifts and then sends bills?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 09, 2017, 02:15:29 am
Monsoon is lazy, quit after a lousy two weeks.

Which means we're all going to bake to death over the next 8 weeks.   :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 09, 2017, 02:42:16 am
Ask to transfer to England.  I don't think it's been above 70F all month, since I got back.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 09, 2017, 03:10:42 am
What the actual fuck? That lady is

I don't have words. Who buys gifts and then sends bills?

It makes me think even when he's in his right mind all the lousy behaviors he got from her would shine through. 

The bonus about the tv incident is my sister got her own bank account so that he'd have to ask her for money whenever his mom started "helping" a bit too much.   
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 09, 2017, 04:47:45 am
Ask to transfer to England.  I don't think it's been above 70F all month, since I got back.

I'd be in Manchester.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 09, 2017, 04:00:47 pm
Ask to transfer to England.  I don't think it's been above 70F all month, since I got back.

I'd be in Manchester.   :lulz:

Moss Side aside, Manchester is actually mostly nice these days.  They've even moved a number of government departments up there.  If the Civil Service weenies aren't drawing hazard pay, it can't be that bad.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 09, 2017, 06:31:24 pm
Ask to transfer to England.  I don't think it's been above 70F all month, since I got back.

I'd be in Manchester.   :lulz:

Moss Side aside, Manchester is actually mostly nice these days.  They've even moved a number of government departments up there.  If the Civil Service weenies aren't drawing hazard pay, it can't be that bad.

Yeah but mancs are all possessed of that - I'm begging you, please please please punch me unconscious - accent. It sounds like someone dragging Joni Mitchell's skull down a blackboard  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 09, 2017, 10:40:17 pm
Fuckin' christ. And I remember now, he sounds VERY ill.  :sad:

So now she's getting stuff in writing, hopefully overseen by a lawyer, to make things like kid visitation contingent on a psych evaluation.  She also told him she may stay if he sees a doc.  He countered it should be marriage counseling.  However they have tried that.  He went along with it during sessions, and then did fuck all after.

Also, semi-related to this bullshit, his mother is a jerk.  I know very few people that give off insta-jerk vibes, but she's one. She also thinks she's helping by going shopping for things for their house to surprise them, and then sending them a bill.  This included a new couch and a new tv.  Also she got shit-faced at a baby shower.  Who does that?  She's also in the medical field, just many wtfs.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2013/five-major-mental-disorders-share-genetic-roots.shtml

Not only am I quite sure that your brother-in-law has Schizophrenia, or some variant, I would venture to guess that the mom has Bipolar symptoms that may not have been addressed. Making large, surprise purchases for people and then sending them the bill during a stressful time implies severely lacking Cognitive Empathy, which is common in Bipolar Disorder and related disorders. And considering the similarities in genetic predispositions to both Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, it would increase the likelihood of either one having a disorder if the other were to be diagnosed.

Obviously this is just conjecture, but the blunt presentation of your brother-in-law's symptoms coupled with the very bizarre nature of his mother's behavior (Seriously, I've never even heard of someone doing that. Who the fuck does that?) makes it something worth looking into, IMO. Maybe evidence of a pre-existing condition in his mother, and proof of the similar genetic roots could convince him to do something about it? I wouldn't think so, but every argument counts in dire situations like that. Marriage is a pretty big deal.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 09, 2017, 11:03:21 pm
Fuckin' christ. And I remember now, he sounds VERY ill.  :sad:

So now she's getting stuff in writing, hopefully overseen by a lawyer, to make things like kid visitation contingent on a psych evaluation.  She also told him she may stay if he sees a doc.  He countered it should be marriage counseling.  However they have tried that.  He went along with it during sessions, and then did fuck all after.

Also, semi-related to this bullshit, his mother is a jerk.  I know very few people that give off insta-jerk vibes, but she's one. She also thinks she's helping by going shopping for things for their house to surprise them, and then sending them a bill.  This included a new couch and a new tv.  Also she got shit-faced at a baby shower.  Who does that?  She's also in the medical field, just many wtfs.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2013/five-major-mental-disorders-share-genetic-roots.shtml

Not only am I quite sure that your brother-in-law has Schizophrenia, or some variant, I would venture to guess that the mom has Bipolar symptoms that may not have been addressed. Making large, surprise purchases for people and then sending them the bill during a stressful time implies severely lacking Cognitive Empathy, which is common in Bipolar Disorder and related disorders. And considering the similarities in genetic predispositions to both Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, it would increase the likelihood of either one having a disorder if the other were to be diagnosed.

Obviously this is just conjecture, but the blunt presentation of your brother-in-law's symptoms coupled with the very bizarre nature of his mother's behavior (Seriously, I've never even heard of someone doing that. Who the fuck does that?) makes it something worth looking into, IMO. Maybe evidence of a pre-existing condition in his mother, and proof of the similar genetic roots could convince him to do something about it? I wouldn't think so, but every argument counts in dire situations like that. Marriage is a pretty big deal.

Very interesting.  I'll bring this up with my sister, though it'll make her a bit worried about the kids and developing something of that nature. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 10, 2017, 12:29:46 am
If it helps, even severe mental health disorders like schizophrenia are affected by the environment and childhood development. Genes make you more susceptible, but they're not a guarantee of problems or the severity thereof.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 10, 2017, 12:44:55 am
If it helps, even severe mental health disorders like schizophrenia are affected by the environment and childhood development. Genes make you more susceptible, but they're not a guarantee of problems or the severity thereof.

Yeah, need to just point out that the kids need a more stable, less stressful environment.  They aren't getting that around him and his family.  If she's suddenly thinking about it on top of everything else.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 10, 2017, 02:25:43 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 10, 2017, 02:42:59 am
Ask to transfer to England.  I don't think it's been above 70F all month, since I got back.

I'd be in Manchester.   :lulz:

Moss Side aside, Manchester is actually mostly nice these days.  They've even moved a number of government departments up there.  If the Civil Service weenies aren't drawing hazard pay, it can't be that bad.

Yeah but mancs are all possessed of that - I'm begging you, please please please punch me unconscious - accent. It sounds like someone dragging Joni Mitchell's skull down a blackboard  :argh!:

All accents north of the M4 and south of Hadrians Wall are dumb sounding though.  Think about it:

Brummies? Fuck yes.
Mancunians? Yes.
Yorkshire? It's not the 19th century any more, so yes.
Liverpool? Absolutely.
Geordie? Ur-example of a stupid, incomprehensible accent.
Welsh? Don't even get me started.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 10, 2017, 03:43:25 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 10, 2017, 05:23:44 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 10, 2017, 06:53:57 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

You've doomed the rest of the country. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 10, 2017, 07:18:21 pm
Fuckin' christ. And I remember now, he sounds VERY ill.  :sad:

So now she's getting stuff in writing, hopefully overseen by a lawyer, to make things like kid visitation contingent on a psych evaluation.  She also told him she may stay if he sees a doc.  He countered it should be marriage counseling.  However they have tried that.  He went along with it during sessions, and then did fuck all after.

Also, semi-related to this bullshit, his mother is a jerk.  I know very few people that give off insta-jerk vibes, but she's one. She also thinks she's helping by going shopping for things for their house to surprise them, and then sending them a bill.  This included a new couch and a new tv.  Also she got shit-faced at a baby shower.  Who does that?  She's also in the medical field, just many wtfs.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2013/five-major-mental-disorders-share-genetic-roots.shtml

Not only am I quite sure that your brother-in-law has Schizophrenia, or some variant, I would venture to guess that the mom has Bipolar symptoms that may not have been addressed. Making large, surprise purchases for people and then sending them the bill during a stressful time implies severely lacking Cognitive Empathy, which is common in Bipolar Disorder and related disorders. And considering the similarities in genetic predispositions to both Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, it would increase the likelihood of either one having a disorder if the other were to be diagnosed.

Obviously this is just conjecture, but the blunt presentation of your brother-in-law's symptoms coupled with the very bizarre nature of his mother's behavior (Seriously, I've never even heard of someone doing that. Who the fuck does that?) makes it something worth looking into, IMO. Maybe evidence of a pre-existing condition in his mother, and proof of the similar genetic roots could convince him to do something about it? I wouldn't think so, but every argument counts in dire situations like that. Marriage is a pretty big deal.

Very interesting.  I'll bring this up with my sister, though it'll make her a bit worried about the kids and developing something of that nature.

If it helps, even severe mental health disorders like schizophrenia are affected by the environment and childhood development. Genes make you more susceptible, but they're not a guarantee of problems or the severity thereof.

Yeah, I forgot to mention and stress this ^



It just so happens that I've been spending hours and hours of the last week or so going from scientific study paper to scientific study paper trying to isolate the genetic, protein-level cellular causes/factors of Schizophrenia, or at least that which would cause the neural damage that might lead to Schizophrenia and similar diseases. This put me in a mindset that ignored the environmental factors when writing my original response.

I will actually be doing a write-up of my findings and posting it in the Scientism section of this forum, if you or your sister become interested. It'll end up incorporating environmental factors like cannabis use during late adolescence (The Synaptic Pruning stage of neural development.) as well. Just keep in mind that I'm not a medical professional by any stretch of the imagination, but that the write-up should give an overview of the disease that includes details that are usually lacking in Schizophrenia documentation. The essay should be done either today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 10, 2017, 11:53:49 pm
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

You've doomed the rest of the country.

IKR? 

And due to the steepening tech curve plus our new economy, I can get weird faster than people can pass laws against it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 11, 2017, 03:58:37 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

...If it weren't for that whole BURNING SKY ORB thing AZ has
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 11, 2017, 03:59:48 am
Also, does the board have Nazis again?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 11, 2017, 04:59:26 am
Also, does the board have Nazis again?

Just edgy trolls, I think.

Also, congratulations again, Coyote.  :banana:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 11, 2017, 04:59:45 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

...If it weren't for that whole BURNING SKY ORB thing AZ has

You can't have it all.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 11, 2017, 05:02:54 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

...If it weren't for that whole BURNING SKY ORB thing AZ has

You can't have it all.

To be fair, thanks to fucking CANADA being on fire, it is almost tempted to move down to Tuscon. But I don't think my wife can handle deserts.

Also, does the board have Nazis again?

Just edgy trolls, I think.

Also, congratulations again, Coyote.  :banana:

Thanks
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 11, 2017, 05:19:41 am
It just occurred to me that Tucson is probably the most functional city in America today.

O_o

It is.  We're growing, so they're expanding all of our roads.  The police hardly ever shoot people.  The ambulance comes when you call.

It's fucking weird.

...If it weren't for that whole BURNING SKY ORB thing AZ has

You can't have it all.

To be fair, thanks to fucking CANADA being on fire, it is almost tempted to move down to Tuscon. But I don't think my wife can handle deserts.

Also, does the board have Nazis again?

Just edgy trolls, I think.

Also, congratulations again, Coyote.  :banana:

Thanks

Your wife has an issue with no mosquitoes?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 12, 2017, 08:18:31 pm
So perhaps unsurprisingly The State has seen fit to deny my initial disability claim despite actual medical evidence going back to childhood. Now I must hire a lawyer and appeal. The lawyer gets paid a steep cut, but only if they win. Tight little scam they  got going there. In the meantime I must find some sort of part time work that won't burn me out, pays under a grand a month, and doesn't mind flexible scheduling for my various doctor and psych appointments.

On the bright side a heat treatment of the building and a follow up spray have put the bed bug situation to rest. For now anyway I am able to sleep in my own bed in the room that I have rented for so long. Better yet I managed to swap my shitty bed for a relatively more comfortable futon. Other than the despair, impoverishment, frustration, and clinical depression I'm much more comfortable now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 14, 2017, 05:05:34 am
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 14, 2017, 05:13:09 am
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 14, 2017, 06:25:03 am
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Wow, I mean, in any area where there's people there's the off chance some drunk will think it's their place and wander in.  Or maybe that's just Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 14, 2017, 02:22:42 pm
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Wow, I mean, in any area where there's people there's the off chance some drunk will think it's their place and wander in.  Or maybe that's just Wisconsin.


Nope, not just Wisconsin. That actually happened to me once many years ago, now. Roommates left beer sitting outside on the porch. Huge old drunk guy sees them, and decided to walk in and ask if he can have one. I was home alone in bed at the time, and heard someone yelling in the house. I got up and opened my bedroom door, and there was this big drunk guy standing there rambling about his life story.

Apparently, he was the ex-husband of the super-weird, super-religious old cat lady next door.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2017, 04:57:44 pm
You mean you didn't leave your door unlocked during the crack cocaine epidemic?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Vanadium Gryllz on August 14, 2017, 05:39:36 pm
So some company called Pastdue Credit Solutions keeps sending me letters saying i've got outstanding debt with NPower for the student accomodation I lived in.

Hilariously they managed to get the dates, address and my name wrong on the letter which were my first clues that something wasn't right.

General consensus online agrees that this is a company just trying to scam people with scary letters.

Suggestions for amusing/effective methods of retaliation welcome.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 14, 2017, 05:59:52 pm
You mean you didn't leave your door unlocked during the crack cocaine epidemic?

Can't lock your doors when you already sold them for crack.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2017, 06:06:34 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2017, 06:09:58 pm
So some company called Pastdue Credit Solutions keeps sending me letters saying i've got outstanding debt with NPower for the student accomodation I lived in.

Hilariously they managed to get the dates, address and my name wrong on the letter which were my first clues that something wasn't right.

General consensus online agrees that this is a company just trying to scam people with scary letters.

Suggestions for amusing/effective methods of retaliation welcome.

Write back posing as another family member's solicitor.

Tell them you have run off to join the YPG.

As a member of a desginated terrorist organisation, trying to collect funds from you would put them in contravention of the Terrorism Act (2006) as pertains to terrorist financing and they are advised to confer with the National Crime Agency on how best to seek repayment.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 14, 2017, 06:52:33 pm
So some company called Pastdue Credit Solutions keeps sending me letters saying i've got outstanding debt with NPower for the student accomodation I lived in.

Hilariously they managed to get the dates, address and my name wrong on the letter which were my first clues that something wasn't right.

General consensus online agrees that this is a company just trying to scam people with scary letters.

Suggestions for amusing/effective methods of retaliation welcome.

Write back posing as another family member's solicitor.

Tell them you have run off to join the YPG.

As a member of a desginated terrorist organisation, trying to collect funds from you would put them in contravention of the Terrorism Act (2006) as pertains to terrorist financing and they are advised to confer with the National Crime Agency on how best to seek repayment.


....That's genius.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 14, 2017, 10:08:34 pm
I based it on actual problems lawyers representing suspected terrorists have. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 14, 2017, 10:27:21 pm
I based it on actual problems lawyers representing suspected terrorists have.

lolwut 

:lulz: :lulz:

Sometimes, I feel like the world turned out exactly how it was supposed to.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 14, 2017, 11:41:57 pm
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Funny bit is, you're far more likely to suffer from property crime in a rural area.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 15, 2017, 12:32:03 am
Grr annoyed at people's faulty memories.  "I remember when we could leave doors unlocked, we didn't have to worry about x y or z crime."

Yes we did.  We locked the fucking doors. Though I suppose it was your parents worrying and not you.

I just paid attention as a kid I guess.

My parents' house was broken into almost immediately after it was build back in the 60s. They religiously locked their doors whenever they left the house, and before going to bed at night my entire childhood, and even to this day. they lived, and still live in rural Tennessee

Today, I also live in rural Tennessee, and NEVER lock my doors. Though when I did live in town, I I locked doors, and it really pissed me off that my roommate refused to lock the door behind him when he left in the morning, and I was still asleep for a few hours after he left, even though I asked him nicely. It wasn't a terrible neighborhood, but it wasn't that great, either.

Funny bit is, you're far more likely to suffer from property crime in a rural area.

True, that. But We also have a couple other things to give us our false sense of security that traditionally come with rural living: Dog running loose in the yard, "extra" vehicles sitting in front of the house (in various stages of disrepair), etc...

The red car and blue truck are particularly unconvincing due to all the grass grown up around them.

That black station wagon, tho.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 15, 2017, 02:23:51 am
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 15, 2017, 02:51:59 am
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 15, 2017, 04:16:56 am
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.

But then will be unable to melt & work silver.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 15, 2017, 05:39:11 am
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.

But then will be unable to melt & work silver.

 :lulz:

Oh darn. So much for a lucrative career in silversmithing.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 15, 2017, 05:41:21 am
Times feel weird, and awful and fucked up AND my brain is still fucked BUT shit seems maybe better.

It is only Monday so I fully expect us to be fucking dead by this Friday.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 15, 2017, 05:45:27 am
ok so due date is the 29th, but I keep thinking my luck is such that baby will want to arrive during an eclipse related traffic jam

Then the baby will be born with weird moon powers. It should balance out.

But then will be unable to melt & work silver.

 :lulz:

Oh darn. So much for a lucrative career in silversmithing.  :lulz:

David Avocado Wolfe makes everything sillier.   :lulz:

****************

But yeah, Trivial, babies are notorious for bad timing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 15, 2017, 07:57:01 pm
Guys guys guys I made a joke

What does a queerphobic orgy look like?



























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Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 16, 2017, 01:32:09 am
Man whenever I feel like I am describing something that should be very obvious I just need to get to the doctor's quora thread and look at all the things people believe simply because they weren't told.

People thinking that blood transfusions need to be taken orally is a special one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 17, 2017, 05:18:34 am
Hey, did you guys know bourbon makes the Nazis go away?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 17, 2017, 05:43:05 am
Are you wasting good bourbon on molotov cocktails again?  Vodka, damnit, cheap and nasty vodka.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 17, 2017, 06:09:45 am
To be fair, it's Kirkland brand Costco bourbon. Hardly a crime.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 17, 2017, 06:16:34 am
That sounds like a crime in and of itself.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 17, 2017, 06:42:59 am
Then I am committing the shit out of it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 17, 2017, 06:55:10 am
 :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Pergamos on August 18, 2017, 06:04:23 pm
I have been in an accident on my bicycle and broken my face. No time spent in the hospital more than the day of the occurance.  I don't remember much of the day (yesterday) because I got a fairly serious head injury and that is kind of fucking with me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 18, 2017, 06:25:42 pm
I have been in an accident on my bicycle and broken my face. No time spent in the hospital more than the day of the occurance.  I don't remember much of the day (yesterday) because I got a fairly serious head injury and that is kind of fucking with me.

Damn, that sucks. I hope the damage isn't too serious or permanent.

I've never experienced amnesia that severe before, but I imagine it would definitely fuck with your head.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 18, 2017, 10:00:34 pm
Anybody know of any loosely moderated (So I can be mean, like we like to be ;) ) Facebook Discussion Groups that also occasionally include somewhat intelligent discussion? Or even Forums that fit that bill, for that matter.



Also, a friend just shared this with me. Thought you guys would like it if you haven't heard it: https://clyp.it/l0pro1r2 (It's only audio, but it's NSFW if it's playing out of speakers.)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 19, 2017, 02:28:30 am
Holy fuck my sister's in-laws.  Her husband's sister: "Not sure why you're bothering leaving now, he'll be dead in maybe 5 years."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Bu☆ns on August 19, 2017, 05:37:56 am
This stray cat we've been feeding finally warmed up a bit (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-4zJqNxVu67RzFvdWRuYWIzWmc/view)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 19, 2017, 08:57:07 pm
Holy fuck my sister's in-laws.  Her husband's sister: "Not sure why you're bothering leaving now, he'll be dead in maybe 5 years."

Wow.  :aaa:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 21, 2017, 04:19:53 pm
Cut my thumb open when washing a food processor blade. Nerve damage is certain at this point, as I can't feel up to an inch past the cut. Had to super-glue the fucker shut!

Took 25 minutes to get it to stop bleeding the first time. Then it took over 2 hours the second time (I must have accidentally ripped it open a bit more.). During which time I bled all the way through a hand-towel AND a rag. I had to put so much pressure on it, it gave me a blood blister around the cut.

I can't believe I ever doubted the super-glue method, though. I'm never using bandaids for incision wounds again.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 21, 2017, 04:44:28 pm
The Spanish police are not fucking around when it comes to the Barcelona cell.  Out of a suspected 12 members there are:

3 on the run
6 shot dead
2 blown up (self-inflicted)
1 in the ICU (also self-inflicted)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 21, 2017, 05:11:40 pm
Cut my thumb open when washing a food processor blade. Nerve damage is certain at this point, as I can't feel up to an inch past the cut. Had to super-glue the fucker shut!

Took 25 minutes to get it to stop bleeding the first time. Then it took over 2 hours the second time (I must have accidentally ripped it open a bit more.). During which time I bled all the way through a hand-towel AND a rag. I had to put so much pressure on it, it gave me a blood blister around the cut.

I can't believe I ever doubted the super-glue method, though. I'm never using bandaids for incision wounds again.

Never tried that but I don't know if I've ever had a cut that would work.  I gouged a finger once with a hedge trimmer, had flap that i compressed shut and it healed ok.  It feels pretty odd now, there's feeling in that spot,  but it's wrong.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 21, 2017, 05:40:03 pm
Cut my thumb open when washing a food processor blade. Nerve damage is certain at this point, as I can't feel up to an inch past the cut. Had to super-glue the fucker shut!

Took 25 minutes to get it to stop bleeding the first time. Then it took over 2 hours the second time (I must have accidentally ripped it open a bit more.). During which time I bled all the way through a hand-towel AND a rag. I had to put so much pressure on it, it gave me a blood blister around the cut.

I can't believe I ever doubted the super-glue method, though. I'm never using bandaids for incision wounds again.

Never tried that but I don't know if I've ever had a cut that would work.  I gouged a finger once with a hedge trimmer, had flap that i compressed shut and it healed ok.  It feels pretty odd now, there's feeling in that spot,  but it's wrong.

Yeah, it's the best method for things like that. Super-glue seems to significantly reduce scarring (Not that that really matters to me, as I've never cared about scarring.), and is perfect for situations in which you have to hold two pieces of skin together to keep a wound from bleeding. I recommend using the most viscous super glue you can find, as the nail glue I used is not so viscous, and ended up spreading further than intended and insta-gluing my uncut thumb to one flap of the wound, which is the reason why it took so long to get to stop bleeding the second time around. I had to immediately rip my other thumb off the flap before it bonded completely to the skin flap. It was almost completely bonded though, so it extended the cut another half inch (basically into the start of my thumb nail) when I ripped it back.

I completely get what you mean by "there's feeling, but it's wrong." It's essentially like an incomplete nerve signal. Only pieces of the information make it back, and it feels off, in an indescribable way. Makes me think of TV interference, or a radio fading in and out between two radio stations.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 21, 2017, 07:55:58 pm
Update: baby not getting moon powers.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 21, 2017, 09:21:08 pm
Update: baby not getting moon powers.

Booo.


Also I dunno what kind of super glue you used, but I hope it was medical grade. The stuff for objects is toxic, I believe.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 21, 2017, 10:19:02 pm
Also I dunno what kind of super glue you used, but I hope it was medical grade. The stuff for objects is toxic, I believe.

I had suspected the same thing when the idea was proposed to me.

Cyanoacrylate is all it said on the bottle, but I had looked up the other types (n-butyl and 2-octyl-cyanoacrylate, for example), and as far as I know, it would just cause burning sensations due to its curing process being exothermic in some circumstances for certain types. I think the main toxicological factors have more to do with the fumes. Either way, I think it should be fine. A little bit of glue toxicity (Which, none of it would be deadly by any stretch, in the case of cyanoacrylate) is way better of a situation than having to pay a thousand dollars for a couple stitches.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 21, 2017, 10:32:35 pm
Very true.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 21, 2017, 11:05:28 pm
I bought ten pounds of white peaches today at the store and have six more at home. These will be dried and made into tea stuffs. Yay.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 21, 2017, 11:21:53 pm
Ah, post "Be a Viking not victim" speech the layoffs commenced.

Not affected but feh, typical.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on August 22, 2017, 12:35:55 am
Ah, post "Be a Viking not victim" speech the layoffs commenced.

Not affected but feh, typical.

What? Summary and key phrases from speech needed, sounds like cocaine fueled corporate bullshit at its finest. I mean sure if pillaging and plundering is your business model but I'm pretty sure you don't work at a bank.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on August 22, 2017, 01:05:41 am
Ah, post "Be a Viking not victim" speech the layoffs commenced.

Not affected but feh, typical.

What? Summary and key phrases from speech needed, sounds like cocaine fueled corporate bullshit at its finest. I mean sure if pillaging and plundering is your business model but I'm pretty sure you don't work at a bank.

PM for fun.

*edit*  Did it send?  I have nothing in "sent".

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 22, 2017, 01:38:40 am
Out of the blue I noticed one Zak Smith, a DIY/OSR D&D dude, has blocked me on twitter, which has me baffled, much like when I found out that fucking Jessica Price from Paizo had me blocked on twitter. I'm torn between assuming it's because of a subtweet about some OSR publishers supporting the free speech of Nazis, because literally everything else that I tweet either has nothing to with him or is supportive of his books, or asking him directly.

Also what gives with folks not blocking you on all social media? It's not like my handles are radically different across platforms.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 23, 2017, 05:26:30 am
Annnnnnd Fred turned 30.

I am going to crawl off onto an ice floe now.

 :cramulus:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on August 23, 2017, 01:03:55 pm
Annnnnnd Fred turned 30.

I am going to crawl off onto an ice floe now.

 :cramulus:

I felt old already... now sooper old.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 23, 2017, 10:10:56 pm
Annnnnnd Fred turned 30.

I am going to crawl off onto an ice floe now.

 :cramulus:

Man you really are behind; the last of those things melted off years ago.

Can I interest you in a nice fatberg?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 24, 2017, 12:12:16 am
Annnnnnd Fred turned 30.

I am going to crawl off onto an ice floe now.

 :cramulus:

Man you really are behind; the last of those things melted off years ago.

Can I interest you in a nice fatberg?

No, it's just not the same.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 25, 2017, 03:03:44 am
I am learning 3 languages at once right now and it's NOT ENOUGH LEARNING.

Thinking about taking up irish and german, on top of the russian, spanish, and french I'm doing now.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 25, 2017, 06:16:47 am
you could try japanese, if you really wanna fry your brain
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 25, 2017, 03:58:16 pm
It's not ready yet on duolingo. Doesn't evenhave an estimated release date.  I've got it set to notify me when it is.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 25, 2017, 04:25:38 pm
Hungarian, then.  That is on duo-lingo, and it's linguistic family tree is sufficiently weird that Latin, Germanic and Slavic speakers all struggle with it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 25, 2017, 05:48:34 pm
Hah! Nice. Will do, thanks for the recommendation!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 25, 2017, 06:52:00 pm
Isn't Mandarin Chinese like 4 languages for the price of one or some shit? That's gotta be fucking hard
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 26, 2017, 05:18:02 am
Isn't Mandarin Chinese like 4 languages for the price of one or some shit? That's gotta be fucking hard

No Chinese on duolingo, sadly.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 26, 2017, 07:32:48 am
So I've just signed up for 45 hours of evening classes, learning to figure sculpt in meatspace with fistfuls of sticky mud. As a bonus I'll be able to add "Studied at Glasgow School of Art" to my resume. Know who else took evening classes there? Charles Rennie Mackintosh, that's who.
:snob:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on August 26, 2017, 03:58:31 pm
So I've just signed up for 45 hours of evening classes, learning to figure sculpt in meatspace with fistfuls of sticky mud. As a bonus I'll be able to add "Studied at Glasgow School of Art" to my resume. Know who else took evening classes there? Charles Rennie Mackintosh, that's who.
:snob:

Shit that's great p3nt.

I will commission you for literally tens of fried goat scrotums or whatever you people use for currency for a statue of my avatar.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 26, 2017, 04:19:44 pm
It's a good thing it's not called the Glasgow School of Fine Art, or I might have choked on the coffee I was just drinking.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 26, 2017, 06:47:06 pm
It's a good thing it's not called the Glasgow School of Fine Art, or I might have choked on the coffee I was just drinking.

Same. 

Haggises are not art.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 26, 2017, 09:12:44 pm
It's a good thing it's not called the Glasgow School of Fine Art, or I might have choked on the coffee I was just drinking.

Same. 

Haggises are not art.

Haggises are sacrament :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on August 26, 2017, 10:28:22 pm
Fine, I admit it, perhaps I did think signing us up to a local college's glass-blowing class would be a cool idea too. Anything that might allow making a hole in a hole of a hole will probably set me right on the path to belated salvation. :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Salty on August 27, 2017, 08:40:30 pm
Oh man, guys. Bad news. After attempt 7.5823x10^67 of brute forcing the wrong password SOMEBODY, some MYSTERIOUS PERSON finally got into my facebook account.

I commend you, whoever you are, shapeless void. You may now peruse my PMs with all of the agony and ecstasy that comes with such a monumental bit of glory.

Thank you, utter shadow without form, you have humbled me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 27, 2017, 09:04:49 pm
What?  :? and also :argh!: maybe





I found a free music production thing that has dozens of instruments built in and it's coooooool! I'm gonna make the shittiest music, to go with the shittiest art and the worst poetry. :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Salty on August 27, 2017, 09:34:40 pm
What?  :? and also :argh!: maybe

Heh, more of a  :lulz:

Somebody has been trying to get into both Nigel's and my FB account for a while now. It's intermittent and I don't know who is doing it. I posted this here just in case it was some peanut gallery type. But WHOM?

Could well be some Facebook bigot. Impossible to say.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on August 27, 2017, 10:04:13 pm
My money would be on someone accessing it from inside, because FB MUST have something in place against brute force? (someone editing my posts in real time made me jump off that platform years ago)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on August 27, 2017, 10:24:45 pm
Do a password reset, if they don't control your email address, they cant change it (facebook sends a confirmation so unless they control both they can't change it)


When you have it back, download your facebook data and look at the connected IP's.

https://www.facebook.com/settings >> Download a copy of your Facebook data.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Salty on August 27, 2017, 10:58:20 pm
Ooh, thanks! I didn't know I could do that.

Whoever it was never got in, I was just kidding about that part.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 28, 2017, 02:18:40 am
Ooh, thanks! I didn't know I could do that.

Whoever it was never got in, I was just kidding about that part.

good. situation is stillweird though



You guys know what else is weird? ending up in the hospital for fainting, but being totally fine when you get there, and yet no one has called you a liar or suggested you don't know what you're talking about.

That could be because i fainted in front of the emergency responders though
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 28, 2017, 06:30:49 am
final verdict: mostly dehydration, with not eating all day and new meds amplifying the strain. Got two bags of saline in me, then they let me go.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 28, 2017, 08:52:07 am
You might be surprised by just how many ailments can be alleviated by just maintaining proper hydration. Everything from headaches and migraines to depression and obesity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2017, 05:25:28 pm
You can actually cure death itself with proper hydration.  Look at corpses - all dried up husks.  Not a coincidence.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 28, 2017, 06:28:33 pm
You can actually cure death itself with proper hydration.  Look at corpses - all dried up husks.  Not a coincidence.

You're absolutely right. :eek:

You might be surprised by just how many ailments can be alleviated by just maintaining proper hydration. Everything from headaches and migraines to depression and obesity.

Sometimes, yeah! :)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 28, 2017, 08:27:11 pm
Mmm let me cure my neurochemical imbalances and chronic joint pain with water
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 28, 2017, 09:39:30 pm
Maybe that whole "water memory" thing was really doctors posing as naturopaths to get people to drink some damn water.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 28, 2017, 10:45:19 pm
Maybe that whole "water memory" thing was really doctors posing as naturopaths to get people to drink some damn water.

Interesting idea...

Part of me wants to pose as a doctor/mystic online and start telling people that various completely normal, common things are especially healthy or useful because of various completely bullshit reasons that include sciency/supernatural buzz-words (Depending on the target audience).

For example, I bet we could get pagans to take showers if we told them that body odor disrupted spiritual flow because odor is "transplanar" (Can move between planes. Yes, I made that word up.). "Hence why our sense of smell in this plane starts to fade as we reach the end of our lives, and we start to 'hallucinate' (We know that this really means perceive *snobby Pagan laughter*) other smells from other planes of existence."

"Can't get your summoning spell to work? Take a bath you disgusting jerk."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 28, 2017, 11:13:51 pm
10 weeks for someone (me, of course) to notice an error in the code we use to generate the numbers for the fire list.

It's not a health and safety issue, in a sense that all the rooms were being displayed correctly and only the floor population numbers were off, but still though.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 28, 2017, 11:35:14 pm
Wow. American reading comprehension really is as bad as advertised! Look up the word "alleviated" I think that's where the confusion is creeping in. Or, hey, don't drink water (like from the toilet). Is also funny as fuck. :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 28, 2017, 11:45:37 pm
Did we hurt your feelings?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 29, 2017, 12:22:54 am
Did we hurt your feelings?

Scotsmen don't have feelings.  They lack the necessary glands, instead having extra glands for "drinking", "rage", and "happy-slapping".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 29, 2017, 01:42:34 am
Maybe that whole "water memory" thing was really doctors posing as naturopaths to get people to drink some damn water.

Interesting idea...

Part of me wants to pose as a doctor/mystic online and start telling people that various completely normal, common things are especially healthy or useful because of various completely bullshit reasons that include sciency/supernatural buzz-words (Depending on the target audience).

For example, I bet we could get pagans to take showers if we told them that body odor disrupted spiritual flow because odor is "transplanar" (Can move between planes. Yes, I made that word up.). "Hence why our sense of smell in this plane starts to fade as we reach the end of our lives, and we start to 'hallucinate' (We know that this really means perceive *snobby Pagan laughter*) other smells from other planes of existence."

"Can't get your summoning spell to work? Take a bath you disgusting jerk."

Works for Granny Weatherwax *shrugs*
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 29, 2017, 03:05:59 am
Wow. American reading comprehension really is as bad as advertised! Look up the word "alleviated" I think that's where the confusion is creeping in. Or, hey, don't drink water (like from the toilet). Is also funny as fuck. :argh!:

I did admit that it helps sometimes, you know. But the dehydration alleviating depression was... wildly overstating things. I've never spoken to any dr about my depression and had them tell me "Drink more water, that'll help you feel a little better."

Also :p
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 30, 2017, 01:45:57 am
One of my 3 closest friends from my teenage years just died of lung cancer at the age of 47.

 :cry:

She was a brawler and a horrible bastard and she made no excuses.  Things just got a little bit more boring.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on August 30, 2017, 07:13:38 am
One of my 3 closest friends from my teenage years just died of lung cancer at the age of 47.

 :cry:

She was a brawler and a horrible bastard and she made no excuses.  Things just got a little bit more boring.

 :sad: Sorry for your loss man.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 30, 2017, 12:51:54 pm
That sucks, Roger.  Condolences.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on August 30, 2017, 12:56:15 pm
Aye that sucks man. Got to an age where it's starting to feel like a game of last man standing :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 30, 2017, 01:36:48 pm
Also, to be clear, FUCK CANCER.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on August 30, 2017, 06:39:06 pm
FUCK CANCER A-WOMEN.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on August 30, 2017, 11:17:45 pm
Very sorry to hear that Roger.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on August 30, 2017, 11:22:48 pm
Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 30, 2017, 11:57:18 pm
FUCK CANCER


Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!

Dreamy like "Mr Sandman" or dreamy like "I ate too much cheese and now have to sweats"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 31, 2017, 01:11:03 am
Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!

I have met him and he insulted my hot dog.  WE HATES HIM FOREVER.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on August 31, 2017, 01:12:17 am
FUCK CANCER


Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!

Dreamy like "Mr Sandman" or dreamy like "I ate too much cheese and now have to sweats"

Mr Sandman.  Kinda.

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/sandman
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on August 31, 2017, 01:31:23 am
FUCK CANCER


Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!

Dreamy like "Mr Sandman" or dreamy like "I ate too much cheese and now have to sweats"

Yes.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on August 31, 2017, 02:26:14 am
FUCK CANCER


Also, I met up with Cram last Friday. He's even more dreamy in person than he is online!

Dreamy like "Mr Sandman" or dreamy like "I ate too much cheese and now have to sweats"

Mr Sandman.  Kinda.

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/sandman

...I deserved this...

Yes.

See
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 31, 2017, 08:20:51 am
May all cancer be fucked forevermore, preferably with something large with spikes on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cramulus on August 31, 2017, 12:37:03 pm
It was really fun hanging with you and the wife in NYC, Hoops! You're one of these people from PD I've always wanted to meet in person.

Just reflecting on how many peedy cabal people I've met in person - man, it's been a loopy decade

Richter
Cainad
Darth Cupcake *
Eve *
Roger
Enki
Suu
Luna
Net
Nigel
Triple Zero
Regret
Squiddy
Eater of Clowns
Dimo
LMNO
Badger of God
Pope Tom
Telarus
Placid Dingo
Twid
and now Hoopla

* I knew them before they joined PD tho


I know I'm forgetting a few people...

but damn
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on August 31, 2017, 01:58:28 pm
Quite a ways away from the days when everyone guarded their true names and faces with great secrecy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 31, 2017, 03:24:34 pm
Wait, when did we meet?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cramulus on August 31, 2017, 03:45:39 pm
When Roger visited Boston, we actually crowbar'd you out of your office for an hour, which we spent at a bar.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 31, 2017, 03:50:20 pm
Oh, that's right!  And we ended up at that lovely little ashtray of a bar with the sexist 80's posters all over the place.

Sadly, it burned down and was turned into condos.   :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PretentiousMovieDirector on August 31, 2017, 04:08:00 pm
Wait, when did we meet?

It was in the Summer of 1912, aboard a magnificent cruise.

Your mother insisted that your recent engagement and upcoming marriage to a wealthy upper-classman would maintain your family's financial elevation. But you didn't love him.

Out of desire to act for yourself, and make one final decision on your own, you intended to leap from the ship to a watery death. But a handsome, poor artist stopped you only moments before. CRAM, was his name.

4 days later, the ship hit an iceberg, and you floated away on a door big enough for 2 while he slowly died of hypothermia feet away from you.








Or was it the Spring of 1912? I can't remember.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 31, 2017, 04:26:32 pm
Please tell me I at least hocked the diamond for some hookers and blow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on August 31, 2017, 04:59:54 pm
The door washed up on a beach strewn with barbed wire... and the island was drifting with the current...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 31, 2017, 05:31:46 pm
May all cancer be fucked forevermore, preferably with something large with spikes on.

^
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PretentiousMovieDirector on August 31, 2017, 06:38:18 pm
Please tell me I at least hocked the diamond for some hookers and blow.

Well, of course. But the hooker's asshole you snorted the blow out of had a syphilitic chancre. And because it was 1912, you weren't given proper treatment for syphilis before the neurological symptoms started. You went insane before you got treatment, and have been sitting in a straight jacket for 10 years mumbling about Eris and PEEDEE and GAY BARS.

You could have just moved over to the other side of the door, y'know.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on August 31, 2017, 07:02:22 pm
I needed room to stretch my legs, dammit!  A boy has NEEDS.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 31, 2017, 07:10:15 pm
Something has been bothering me and it's become overwhelming and I need help.



That thing is, Why in sweet gibbering fuck has Drumpf lifted the endangered protections from bald eagles?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on August 31, 2017, 07:23:28 pm
Something has been bothering me and it's become overwhelming and I need help.



That thing is, Why in sweet gibbering fuck has Drumpf lifted the endangered protections from bald eagles?

Hadn't heard about that. Source?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 31, 2017, 07:37:51 pm
Probably so Trump Jr can shoot one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on August 31, 2017, 07:43:34 pm
Because one wouldn't sit on his hand for a photo op that one time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 31, 2017, 07:47:18 pm
Okay I had muddled in my brain what I heard.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/02/15/the-endangered-species-act-may-be-heading-for-the-threatened-list-this-hearing-confirmed-it/

The endangered species act is maybe going to get destroyed because Trump is going after everything that Obama did, and apparently Obama had something to do with the act.

Whatever story I read mentioned bald eagles, among others, as species saved by the act's protections.

Article quotes Repubs as saying "Everyone we talk to says it doesn't help and people can't make a living because of it waaaaah!"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on August 31, 2017, 07:47:32 pm
Because one wouldn't sit on his hand for a photo op that one time.

To be fair, it's hard to perch on something that small.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on August 31, 2017, 07:48:28 pm
Because one wouldn't sit on his hand for a photo op that one time.

To be fair, it's hard to perch on something that small.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on August 31, 2017, 09:49:04 pm
Please tell me I at least hocked the diamond for some hookers and blow.

Well, of course. But the hooker's asshole you snorted the blow out of had a syphilitic chancre. And because it was 1912, you weren't given proper treatment for syphilis before the neurological symptoms started. You went insane before you got treatment, and have been sitting in a straight jacket for 10 years mumbling about Eris and PEEDEE and GAY BARS.


(http://i.imgur.com/8vzD4ez.gif)



EDIT: Would've faded LMNO's face into the background, but the only picture I could ever find of him got lost in the Photofucket paywall.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 01, 2017, 01:43:01 am
I've been wanting to play XBox 360 for quite awhile now, but haven't had the chance or the money to go get a controller charger. So I decided to try and break open the rechargeable battery pack, yank out the rechargeable batteries, and place non-rechargeable ones in there. On top of it taking about 2 hours to try and jury rig this thing, I had to cut some metal sheeting used in the circuit and reconnect it back with super-glue, and then glue a metal connector into the pack to connect the two battery ends on one side. All of this done with a super-glue bottle that clogged up after every time I used it.

What I wasn't sure of was whether or not rechargeable battery circuits could hold non-rechargeable batteries the same (And I intended to do all of this without looking up a tutorial or anything, as a challenge to myself). I knew it was going to go one of 3 ways:

1.) I would fail at getting everything connected, or ruin a component, and it would just be a massive waste of time.
2.) It would work flawlessly and I would be proud of myself.
3.) The batteries would heat up, catch fire, and we'd all die.

Let's just say I was able to get the tape off the batteries before they caught fire.  :lulz:

I finally gave up and decided to look up a tutorial on a makeshift battery pack for the controller. I felt like a complete moron when I realized that all you need to power an XBox controller is 2 batteries, 2 pennies, and some tape.

FML
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on September 01, 2017, 07:39:14 am
Please tell me I at least hocked the diamond for some hookers and blow.

Well, of course. But the hooker's asshole you snorted the blow out of had a syphilitic chancre. And because it was 1912, you weren't given proper treatment for syphilis before the neurological symptoms started. You went insane before you got treatment, and have been sitting in a straight jacket for 10 years mumbling about Eris and PEEDEE and GAY BARS.


(http://i.imgur.com/8vzD4ez.gif)



EDIT: Would've faded LMNO's face into the background, but the only picture I could ever find of him got lost in the Photofucket paywall.

I might have made an extensive collection of faces for WOMP years ago.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 01, 2017, 12:43:35 pm
I have a full beard now.  Guess I'll have to submit my new look to the WOMP Cabal.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 01, 2017, 01:54:29 pm
Please tell me I at least hocked the diamond for some hookers and blow.

Well, of course. But the hooker's asshole you snorted the blow out of had a syphilitic chancre. And because it was 1912, you weren't given proper treatment for syphilis before the neurological symptoms started. You went insane before you got treatment, and have been sitting in a straight jacket for 10 years mumbling about Eris and PEEDEE and GAY BARS.


(http://i.imgur.com/8vzD4ez.gif)



EDIT: Would've faded LMNO's face into the background, but the only picture I could ever find of him got lost in the Photofucket paywall.

I might have made an extensive collection of faces for WOMP years ago.

(https://media.tenor.com/images/557600f6c7513a631ad1e553010f484f/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on September 02, 2017, 07:53:04 pm
I have a full beard now.  Guess I'll have to submit my new look to the WOMP Cabal.

 :fap:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 02, 2017, 09:53:22 pm
I have a full beard now.  Guess I'll have to submit my new look to the WOMP Cabal.

How is LMNOW taking this?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 03, 2017, 03:26:14 pm
Better than the handlebar, I'll tell you that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 04, 2017, 06:47:54 am
Better than the handlebar, I'll tell you that.

LMNOW is undoubtably a wonderful woman in every way that matters.

Except in this.  Handlebar mustaches are GLORIOUS.

On the other hand, the pics of her stealing it are among the funniest things ever posted in this sorry excuse for a death cult.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 04, 2017, 07:28:35 am

On the other hand, the pics of her stealing it are among the funniest things ever posted in this sorry excuse for a death cult.
Hey, as death cults go, at least we're still more interesting than The Hand is in the Netflix Marvel series.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 04, 2017, 07:33:29 am

On the other hand, the pics of her stealing it are among the funniest things ever posted in this sorry excuse for a death cult.
Hey, as death cults go, at least we're still more interesting than The Hand is in the Netflix Marvel series.

I'll take your word for that.  Even though this fucking death cult can't even be arsed to spike the Koolaid.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 04, 2017, 08:45:27 am
PD.COM: We're a self service death cult. Spike your own f'kin Koolaid.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 04, 2017, 08:35:01 pm
PD.COM: We're a self service death cult. Spike your own f'kin Koolaid.
Newsfeed.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 05, 2017, 04:02:33 am
We have had two students arrive.

One has entered the country under a tourist visa and apparently run away.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 05, 2017, 04:48:54 am
Update: had babby, he's doing well.  Am now eating all the carbs I couldn't have before.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on September 05, 2017, 05:34:47 am
We have had two students arrive.

One has entered the country under a tourist visa and apparently run away.

Well. That's weird.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 05, 2017, 12:54:05 pm
Update: had babby, he's doing well.  Am now eating all the carbs I couldn't have before.

Yay to babby and yay to carbs!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 05, 2017, 06:11:15 pm
Already got peed on, boys are a different challenge when changing. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 05, 2017, 07:45:58 pm
Already got peed on, boys are a different challenge when changing.

:spittake:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 05, 2017, 07:58:59 pm
Already got peed on, boys are a different challenge when changing.

True story: my second is a boy and I was prepared for more enthusiastic per adventures, but he happened to be an outlier on the good side for that. The only thing was every time I made a comment about him bucking the stereotype, I would get peed on almost immediately.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 06, 2017, 04:25:19 am
Breaking news: arguing with the police for an hour after being found trespassing is not a viable strategy, and may result in arrest.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on September 06, 2017, 09:29:40 am
Breaking news: arguing with the police for an hour after being found trespassing is not a viable strategy, and may result in arrest.

shocking
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 06, 2017, 03:54:59 pm
Also shocking: drinking enough to pass out does not necessarily lead to good decision making, and may result in things like...trespassing, arguing with police, being arrested, getting kicked out of the college you're studying at, getting your student visa revoked and having to go back home to Colombia.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on September 06, 2017, 08:07:37 pm
Also shocking: drinking enough to pass out does not necessarily lead to good decision making, and may result in things like...trespassing, arguing with police, being arrested, getting kicked out of the college you're studying at, getting your student visa revoked and having to go back home to Colombia.

So shocked. I would never have guessed. Gasp.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 06, 2017, 08:56:47 pm
Westboro Baptist Church reps showed up at UC to protest. It was made out to be a huuuuge deal.

There were 3 of them... 3 protesters.

There were more cops and medics on the scene than actual Westboro Baptist Church reps. And the bastards are literally standing in a giant fenced-in circle to keep everyone away.

Not only are they completely shit people, but they are also shit at standing up for their terrible values - That, or most of them got scared off because hate-speech supporters have been despised by the media recently.

Either way, the event and its participators weren't even worthy of a baseball bat, nor was it safe enough to get away with bringing one. All in all, they are the worst disappointment in the history of disappointments. Not because they were a big disappointment, but because the disappointment itself was so small and insignificant.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 06, 2017, 09:30:07 pm
WBC has been getting two or three people to show up for most of their events in the last couple years. When they went to Aaron Swartz's funeral it was only two of them. At full strength I think they get fifteen people these days? Getting people to punch them has always been the goal, they're not like the alt-right fuckbags.

Don't get me wrong, still fuckbags.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on September 07, 2017, 02:32:22 pm
They want the punch. Which is precisely why they shouldn't get the punch.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Ziegejunge on September 07, 2017, 11:24:37 pm
They want the punch. Which is precisely why they shouldn't get the punch.

You rang?
(https://i.imgur.com/26sBJfp.jpg)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 09, 2017, 11:34:36 pm
Jerry Pournelle died yesterday.   :cry:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 11, 2017, 05:46:24 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  They're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.

*edit*  pronoun fix, I'm not a met.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 11, 2017, 06:08:29 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  We're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.
Now I can't help but imagine a meteorologist who can't wait till hurricane season because standing in hurricanes is their fetish.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 11, 2017, 06:10:20 pm
Found out my shitty Mexican Conservative cousin has a shitty conservative podcast, which I could tolerate if not for the fact that he is apparently mentioning my sister by name.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 11, 2017, 06:19:17 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  We're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.
Now I can't help but imagine a meteorologist who can't wait till hurricane season because standing in hurricanes is their fetish.

Totally a thing, that and driving into tornadoes.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 11, 2017, 06:33:54 pm
https://www.facebook.com/theundergroundresistancenetwork/videos/1968542730050298/ (https://www.facebook.com/theundergroundresistancenetwork/videos/1968542730050298/)

Someone should tell this guy that HAARP is operated by the University of Alaska now.

Though Alaska smiting Florida is a pretty amusing idea.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 11, 2017, 06:36:53 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  We're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.
Now I can't help but imagine a meteorologist who can't wait till hurricane season because standing in hurricanes is their fetish.

Totally a thing, that and driving into tornadoes.

Being a stormchaser used to be my dream. I wanted to be a meteorologist as a kid so I could drive into tornadoes. I've never been even the slightest bit afraid of them, for reasons I'll never understand. And I'm supremely jealous of people who've had a chance to be in a hurricane.

I accidentally made a slow cousin of mine cry during hurricane Katrina. She lived in Orlando at the time, and my side of the family called her to talk her through it. I was just amazed, and trying to imagine myself being there, and I was talking to her on the phone like "DUDE, THE HURRICANE IS RIGHT OVER TOP OF YOU. IT'S LIKE, RIGHT THERE." But I meant it like "I WANNA BE YOU SO BAD RIGHT NOW WHAT THE FUCK." Obviously, she took it more like "DANGER DANGER DANGER."

I felt really bad, but I didn't really know any better because I was younger.

Anyways, I'd wanna chase tornadoes and stand in hurricanes as a hobby once I made enough money.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 11, 2017, 07:07:55 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  We're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.
Now I can't help but imagine a meteorologist who can't wait till hurricane season because standing in hurricanes is their fetish.

Totally a thing, that and driving into tornadoes.

Being a stormchaser used to be my dream. I wanted to be a meteorologist as a kid so I could drive into tornadoes. I've never been even the slightest bit afraid of them, for reasons I'll never understand. And I'm supremely jealous of people who've had a chance to be in a hurricane.

I accidentally made a slow cousin of mine cry during hurricane Katrina. She lived in Orlando at the time, and my side of the family called her to talk her through it. I was just amazed, and trying to imagine myself being there, and I was talking to her on the phone like "DUDE, THE HURRICANE IS RIGHT OVER TOP OF YOU. IT'S LIKE, RIGHT THERE." But I meant it like "I WANNA BE YOU SO BAD RIGHT NOW WHAT THE FUCK." Obviously, she took it more like "DANGER DANGER DANGER."

I felt really bad, but I didn't really know any better because I was younger.

Anyways, I'd wanna chase tornadoes and stand in hurricanes as a hobby once I made enough money.

https://stormtrack.org/ (https://stormtrack.org/)


If you didn't know about that site already, check it out.  Full of weather porn, storm chasing info.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 11, 2017, 07:16:33 pm
People saying the poor meteorologists are being forced to stand in the storm don't know that many meteorologists.  They were itching to go stand in it.  That's their thing.  We're well aware of stuff that can hit them, they don't care.
Now I can't help but imagine a meteorologist who can't wait till hurricane season because standing in hurricanes is their fetish.

Totally a thing, that and driving into tornadoes.

Being a stormchaser used to be my dream. I wanted to be a meteorologist as a kid so I could drive into tornadoes. I've never been even the slightest bit afraid of them, for reasons I'll never understand. And I'm supremely jealous of people who've had a chance to be in a hurricane.

I accidentally made a slow cousin of mine cry during hurricane Katrina. She lived in Orlando at the time, and my side of the family called her to talk her through it. I was just amazed, and trying to imagine myself being there, and I was talking to her on the phone like "DUDE, THE HURRICANE IS RIGHT OVER TOP OF YOU. IT'S LIKE, RIGHT THERE." But I meant it like "I WANNA BE YOU SO BAD RIGHT NOW WHAT THE FUCK." Obviously, she took it more like "DANGER DANGER DANGER."

I felt really bad, but I didn't really know any better because I was younger.

Anyways, I'd wanna chase tornadoes and stand in hurricanes as a hobby once I made enough money.

https://stormtrack.org/ (https://stormtrack.org/)


If you didn't know about that site already, check it out.  Full of weather porn, storm chasing info.

The homepage background loaded and I was hooked. THANK YOU
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 15, 2017, 04:59:01 pm
I'm not dead, in case anyone was wondering.

Well, actually no-one's dead today, but unless you hear about a blast on the Piccadilly Line, you shouldn't worry that I'm dead.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on September 15, 2017, 08:41:58 pm
jfc what happened? Glad you're not dead also
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 16, 2017, 02:07:03 am
Amateur hour bombing of a different tube line.  Didn't kill anyone but gave lots of people burns.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 16, 2017, 03:45:58 am
Glad they missed you again, Cain.

I've spent the last two days going over some of the water numbers from Florida and Texas.  If we don't wind up with a cholera epidemic, it will be a Goddamn miracle.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 16, 2017, 05:13:31 pm
Cain, glad you're not dead.

Roger, I hope you're wrong, but I do know better than that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 16, 2017, 05:19:48 pm
Omigod omigod omigod, I forgot today is the day the Alt Right and the Juggalos face off on the Washington National mall!

I need a live feed!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 16, 2017, 06:08:48 pm
The only link I've found so far is a live feed at the pro-Trump rally's facebook page.  I'll assume when things get properly started, live feeds will appear somewhere on Twitter.  If I find any, I'll pass them on (though I am working tonight, so no guarantees).
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 16, 2017, 06:55:22 pm
Bless.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 16, 2017, 08:42:40 pm
You can also try https://twitter.com/hashtag/icp?lang=en

https://twitter.com/UR_Ninja seems to be covering it, with links to livefeeds
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Bu☆ns on September 16, 2017, 09:32:54 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVZwSE45Pos

smoking dope and a small black bloc patch...about it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 16, 2017, 10:04:04 pm
The struggalo is real
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 19, 2017, 11:26:05 pm
So my A1C is down from 8.7 to 5.4, due to superhuman levels of willpower and starvation.  I am now not even in the pre-diabetic range, from the "why are you alive" range I was in last January.  Also down 30 pounds.

AND.

AND.

They found what's been fucking my blood pressure.  Tick-borne virus.  Stays with you forever, but treated cheap.  My BP has been low and steady as a rock for close to a month, when this time 3 months ago I was no-bullshit coffin-shopping.

Doktor's diagnosis:  I am immortal.  I cannot die. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 19, 2017, 11:37:50 pm
So my A1C is down from 8.7 to 5.4, due to superhuman levels of willpower and starvation.  I am now not even in the pre-diabetic range, from the "why are you alive" range I was in last January.  Also down 30 pounds.

AND.

AND.

They found what's been fucking my blood pressure.  Tick-borne virus.  Stays with you forever, but treated cheap.  My BP has been low and steady as a rock for close to a month, when this time 3 months ago I was no-bullshit coffin-shopping.

Doktor's diagnosis:  I am immortal.  I cannot die. 

I been telling you that for f'kin years. All that "or kill me" shit. It's like karma. Universe is full-on trolling you now.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 19, 2017, 11:47:06 pm
So my A1C is down from 8.7 to 5.4, due to superhuman levels of willpower and starvation.  I am now not even in the pre-diabetic range, from the "why are you alive" range I was in last January.  Also down 30 pounds.

AND.

AND.

They found what's been fucking my blood pressure.  Tick-borne virus.  Stays with you forever, but treated cheap.  My BP has been low and steady as a rock for close to a month, when this time 3 months ago I was no-bullshit coffin-shopping.

Doktor's diagnosis:  I am immortal.  I cannot die. 

I been telling you that for f'kin years. All that "or kill me" shit. It's like karma. Universe is full-on trolling you now.  :lulz:

 :lulz:

IKR?  It's like all those promises of armageddon.

But:  No more booze ever.  At all.  Period.

And while I am not typically a drinking man, it pains me that I can't even have a pint on a Friday.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 20, 2017, 12:18:51 am
AND THEN THIS HAPPENED!   :lulz:

(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21686231_1581857575199226_3847614459062382505_n.jpg?oh=170586eeda81afca183c121e37ddcae6&oe=5A46A17C)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 20, 2017, 12:21:59 am
THE CIRCUS IS EMPTY AND ALL THE CLOWNS ARE HERE.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 20, 2017, 11:31:41 am
Who needs alcohol, when you can take part in an ORANGE EATING CONTEST?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 20, 2017, 03:45:23 pm
Who needs alcohol, when you can take part in an ORANGE EATING CONTEST?

I do. But not an ORANGE. NEVER AGAIN!! :fnord:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 21, 2017, 03:30:59 pm
But:  No more booze ever.  At all.  Period.

And while I am not typically a drinking man, it pains me that I can't even have a pint on a Friday.

As long as you don't get drug tested, I highly recommend teh weedz.

...

*Waits patiently for RWHN*
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on September 21, 2017, 09:52:28 pm
I'm sure Roger can smoke scorpions for free where he is at.

Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 21, 2017, 11:26:27 pm
But:  No more booze ever.  At all.  Period.

And while I am not typically a drinking man, it pains me that I can't even have a pint on a Friday.

As long as you don't get drug tested, I highly recommend teh weedz.

...

*Waits patiently for RWHN*

I think the RWHN runs our company policy on that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 21, 2017, 11:27:04 pm
I'm sure Roger can smoke scorpions for free where he is at.

I drop the little bastards down my pants.  It's the only way to even cop a buzz, anymore.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 22, 2017, 03:22:18 am
My mother has cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on September 22, 2017, 03:48:30 am
I'm really sorry to hear that Roger. Fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 22, 2017, 03:55:52 am
I'm really sorry to hear that Roger. Fuck cancer.

Thank you.  She just told me and I think I'm taking it worse than she is.  She has never been afraid of anything.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on September 22, 2017, 04:24:03 am
I'm really sorry to hear that Roger. Fuck cancer.

Thank you.  She just told me and I think I'm taking it worse than she is.  She has never been afraid of anything.

I don't doubt that for a second.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 22, 2017, 07:53:26 am
That fucking sucks man :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on September 22, 2017, 11:33:07 am
Damn, sorry man.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 22, 2017, 12:59:16 pm
Ah, shit.  Sorry, Roger.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Brother Mythos on September 22, 2017, 02:37:18 pm
I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s cancer, Roger. Good luck to her, to you, and to the rest of your family.

Congratulations on the baby boy, Trivial.

The wife and I were in London during the Parsons Green bombing. It didn’t seem to phase the Londoner’s much. If we hadn’t seen it on the BBC TV news, we wouldn’t have known anything was wrong. That is, until we got to the airport in Manchester yesterday, to come back to the States. Going through security was stressful, to say the least. They actually removed and tested the tiny bottle of lens cleaner fluid I always carry in my camera case. (That tiny plastic bottle is probably twenty years old, and it never occurred to me to remove it from my camera case and pack it in my suitcase for air travel.)

I also got a call on Tuesday telling me my dad had to go in for emergency gallbladder surgery yesterday. As he will be ninety years old in January, and has black lung from being a coal miner, that was stressful. But the surgery went well, and he should be going home tomorrow.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 22, 2017, 04:54:08 pm
I remember when my dad was diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma. Scariest time of my life. He took well to the chemotherapy but it was so advanced that it still could come back any time in any system. There is nothing to do but hang in there man. And yeah fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on September 22, 2017, 04:59:49 pm
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUCK CANCER
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Ziegejunge on September 22, 2017, 05:28:19 pm
Best wishes to your mom, Rog, and to you too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Bu☆ns on September 22, 2017, 05:40:03 pm
Good Luck to you and your family, Roger--I'm so sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 22, 2017, 06:47:02 pm
Sorry to hear about your mom, Roger. :(
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on September 23, 2017, 12:49:47 am
My mother has cancer.

Oh fuck.

I wish I could do more than say that man. Anything I can do, just shout.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Half-Eaten Waffle on September 23, 2017, 09:51:54 pm
Fucking hell. Sorry, Roger.



FUCK CANCER
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on September 23, 2017, 11:52:18 pm
Fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on September 25, 2017, 03:53:06 pm
So sorry Roger. Cancer is the worst.

I hope she kicks its ass.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 25, 2017, 11:07:54 pm
Thanks, folks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on September 28, 2017, 02:49:44 am
Hope your mom kicks cancer in the nads.

I've officially joined "pillz here"
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 28, 2017, 05:17:50 am
Hope your mom kicks cancer in the nads.

I've officially joined "pillz here"

I told you, eventually everyone will.

Also, Hugh Hefner died.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 28, 2017, 09:41:15 pm
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 28, 2017, 11:54:45 pm
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck.  A job at a brewery is something you can eventually retire from.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 29, 2017, 12:28:44 am
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck.  A job at a brewery is something you can eventually retire from.

Thanks! I figure 30 years should set me up pretty good if I just stick to it. I've also decided to entirely quit smoking grass for at least 20 years. I'll reassess when I'm 55, but it's not been doing my life any good I realized. It's bad for my emotional stability as well as my occupational well being and gives little real benefit in return. I'm not even sad about it. It's almost like I'm angry and NEED to change things. I don't know if that's healthy but it's a damn sight better than despair and depression.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 29, 2017, 12:51:51 am
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck.  A job at a brewery is something you can eventually retire from.

Thanks! I figure 30 years should set me up pretty good if I just stick to it. I've also decided to entirely quit smoking grass for at least 20 years. I'll reassess when I'm 55, but it's not been doing my life any good I realized. It's bad for my emotional stability as well as my occupational well being and gives little real benefit in return. I'm not even sad about it. It's almost like I'm angry and NEED to change things. I don't know if that's healthy but it's a damn sight better than despair and depression.

There isn't much that is worse than depression.

I spent 15 years trying to be something I'm not, and that led only to despair.  Intoxicants by definition make you something you're not.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 29, 2017, 01:16:23 am
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck.  A job at a brewery is something you can eventually retire from.

Thanks! I figure 30 years should set me up pretty good if I just stick to it. I've also decided to entirely quit smoking grass for at least 20 years. I'll reassess when I'm 55, but it's not been doing my life any good I realized. It's bad for my emotional stability as well as my occupational well being and gives little real benefit in return. I'm not even sad about it. It's almost like I'm angry and NEED to change things. I don't know if that's healthy but it's a damn sight better than despair and depression.

There isn't much that is worse than depression.

I spent 15 years trying to be something I'm not, and that led only to despair.  Intoxicants by definition make you something you're not.

It's steadily dawning on me that what the culture teaches us to be is a broken reflection of what a healthy primate SHOULD be. And so no wonder that we get so sick. I'm glad you figured it out before it.. did to you what it very nearly did to me.

Now if I'm going to live I gotta LIVE DAMN IT. I'M NOT DEAD YET!!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Brother Mythos on September 29, 2017, 03:27:02 am
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck, Joseph.

For what it's worth, I was diagnosed with clinical depression (dysthymia) a long, long time ago. Fortunately, it does get easier to deal with over time. Don't let yourself give in to it. I'm now at the point in my life where I don't give it much thought. When I recognize that I am a bit depressed, I simply acknowledge it, and mentally move on.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on September 29, 2017, 03:42:42 am
i've been dealing with depression since i was diagnosed at 19, its a bitch and a half, but it can be tackled with the right amount of effort and support. I wish you all the luck, Joseph.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 29, 2017, 04:48:50 am
I'm on a regimen of pillz for life now. It's not worth trying to deal with my head by myself and also I have hypertension without some correction.

On a personal note I'm soon moving in about mid October if all works out. I won't have 24/7 Internet access anymore so I may be spotty about comms for a while until I find decent employment. New place is subsidized housing and WAY nicer than my current rat hole squat. It's 30% of my income or $50 whichever is more. Caps at $650 all utilities included.

I'm really hoping to get work at the local brewery. Pay starts at $14 and goes up to $18/hr pretty quickly based on number of hours worked. If I get that job and can handle it I'm not waiting on the disability appeal. I'm starting to recover from the depression and the appeal is a long shot. Downside of the brewery is it smells like a beer-fart and there's potentially broken glass to deal with. The new place is downtown so finding other work is easy if I don't get in at the brewery. Much up in the air right now, but things are looking up!

Good luck, Joseph.

For what it's worth, I was diagnosed with clinical depression (dysthymia) a long, long time ago. Fortunately, it does get easier to deal with over time. Don't let yourself give in to it. I'm now at the point in my life where I don't give it much thought. When I recognize that I am a bit depressed, I simply acknowledge it, and mentally move on.

i've been dealing with depression since i was diagnosed at 19, its a bitch and a half, but it can be tackled with the right amount of effort and support. I wish you all the luck, Joseph.

Thanks guys! I appreciate the encouragement. I go into deep depression only rarely, but when I do it's bad. My first was in the 4th grade. Therapy has shown me just how much of that is due to violence in my childhood and other factors, but that's not my biggest problem. My biggest and most dangerous problem has been my pride and unwillingness to admit what I am and trying to go without help. I'm on a fairly high dose of antidepressants and a mood stabilizer. I'll be on them for life. I can now accept this in a way I never could before. My stubborn lie that I'm just fine nearly killed me... but didn't. I'll keep on fighting and hope both of you manage the Struggle as well as possible!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 29, 2017, 10:01:54 am
For what it's worth, the more I've paid attention, the more there are subtle early warning signs that I'm on a going down. I can avoid sliding all the way down the spiral if I notice and nip the shit in the bud before it's gotten a hold. Mindfulness - turns out it's not just some dumbass hippy bullshit after all.

And, yeah, weed is as likely to make shit worse as it is to help. Unpredictable molecule THC but alcohol is a clean billion times worse. I'd advise laying off the booze uber alles.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on September 29, 2017, 02:58:28 pm
For what it's worth, the more I've paid attention, the more there are subtle early warning signs that I'm on a going down. I can avoid sliding all the way down the spiral if I notice and nip the shit in the bud before it's gotten a hold. Mindfulness - turns out it's not just some dumbass hippy bullshit after all.

And, yeah, weed is as likely to make shit worse as it is to help. Unpredictable molecule THC but alcohol is a clean billion times worse. I'd advise laying off the booze uber alles.

Yeah I don't drink much as is. I'm aware of a certain irony should I work at a brewery in that I'll be making poison while abstaining myself because it's unhealthy.
I work on mindfulness daily, but it's the prevention I ignored for an idealized image of my previous employer for years that dragged me down so low. That and the aforementioned pride. Cheers P3nT! Hope that your own struggles are light.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on September 29, 2017, 03:03:22 pm
I finally found one.

I was getting lunch the other day, and an old white guy bellies up to the bar, sees the TV above him talking about Puerto Rico, and says, "Why we spending so much time on this?  I don't want to see hard-earned American taxes go to helping out Those People" (he definitely spoke that with capital letters).

To the bartenders credit, he did attempt to explain to this guy that PR is part of America, and the people there pay federal and Medicare taxes.  This really stymied Racist McRacisthead.  He blustered about "first I've heard" or something, then proceeded to address the server as "hey, stupid." 

I do not want to know what sorts of fresh bodily fluids made it into his lunch.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 29, 2017, 11:48:09 pm
I finally found one.

I was getting lunch the other day, and an old white guy bellies up to the bar, sees the TV above him talking about Puerto Rico, and says, "Why we spending so much time on this?  I don't want to see hard-earned American taxes go to helping out Those People" (he definitely spoke that with capital letters).

To the bartenders credit, he did attempt to explain to this guy that PR is part of America, and the people there pay federal and Medicare taxes.  This really stymied Racist McRacisthead.  He blustered about "first I've heard" or something, then proceeded to address the server as "hey, stupid." 

I do not want to know what sorts of fresh bodily fluids made it into his lunch.

In Bastard City, the other patrons would have explained his error in terms he could understand.

It's really the only good thing about this place.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 29, 2017, 11:49:24 pm
For what it's worth, the more I've paid attention, the more there are subtle early warning signs that I'm on a going down. I can avoid sliding all the way down the spiral if I notice and nip the shit in the bud before it's gotten a hold. Mindfulness - turns out it's not just some dumbass hippy bullshit after all.

And, yeah, weed is as likely to make shit worse as it is to help. Unpredictable molecule THC but alcohol is a clean billion times worse. I'd advise laying off the booze uber alles.

Yeah I don't drink much as is. I'm aware of a certain irony should I work at a brewery in that I'll be making poison while abstaining myself because it's unhealthy.
I work on mindfulness daily, but it's the prevention I ignored for an idealized image of my previous employer for years that dragged me down so low. That and the aforementioned pride. Cheers P3nT! Hope that your own struggles are light.

If your head isn't right, the right amount of any intoxicant is "zero".

And working in a Colt factory doesn't mean you have to own firearms.  Just saying.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on September 29, 2017, 11:50:11 pm
For what it's worth, the more I've paid attention, the more there are subtle early warning signs that I'm on a going down. I can avoid sliding all the way down the spiral if I notice and nip the shit in the bud before it's gotten a hold.

So, what, you jump in a kayak and tell the Atlantic WHAT until you feel better?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on September 30, 2017, 12:28:38 am
Getting the shit kicked out me by the Atlantic does seem to be a natural antidepressant. Ymmv
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on September 30, 2017, 01:13:54 am
I finally found one.

I was getting lunch the other day, and an old white guy bellies up to the bar, sees the TV above him talking about Puerto Rico, and says, "Why we spending so much time on this?  I don't want to see hard-earned American taxes go to helping out Those People" (he definitely spoke that with capital letters).

To the bartenders credit, he did attempt to explain to this guy that PR is part of America, and the people there pay federal and Medicare taxes.  This really stymied Racist McRacisthead.  He blustered about "first I've heard" or something, then proceeded to address the server as "hey, stupid." 

I do not want to know what sorts of fresh bodily fluids made it into his lunch.

I love how "first I've heard" is so obviously a fault on their part, yet whenever people use it they inevitably sound petulant and whiney, as if reality itself shouldn't be able to inconvenience them by not conforming to their notions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 02, 2017, 03:32:42 am
Cholera in Puerto Rico.

Pour a little out for your homies.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 02, 2017, 09:08:27 am
I'm hearing the damage is so bad that PR's infrastructure, including electrical grid, has been knocked back 40 to 60 years.  It's going to take a decade to recover under optimal conditions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on October 02, 2017, 11:01:06 am
I'm hearing the damage is so bad that PR's infrastructure, including electrical grid, has been knocked back 40 to 60 years.  It's going to take a decade to recover under optimal conditions.

It's shocking to think that can happen to part of a first world nation. They are going to need a lot of support from the rest of the US

A black start is hard to perform under perfect conditions, for instance getting the frequency to stabilise in the UK to 50Hz means massive coordination of the various plants and the large load customers that can cause imbalances, it could take days, with zero damage to the grid.

PR is going to have a hard time coordinating that, and any damage to areas may not be detectable until they start trying to bring the grid online.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 02, 2017, 12:06:52 pm
You might get more out of this specific info than me, but the takeaway is that PR's in a very bad way, and wasn't doing well even before the hurricane hit

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/30/16384176/army-corps-puerto-rico-iraq-hurricane-maria
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on October 03, 2017, 09:42:03 am
Hard to tell if their main generation plants are damaged or not from that, but the logistical cost of importing new power lines and poles and keeping hospitals powered on Diesel 24/7 for the next several months is not a good prospect. It's going to need the full backing of the government to rebuild.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 07, 2017, 05:59:42 am
I just realized I washed my sleeping pills down with coffee.

No, I don't know what the fuck is wrong with me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 07, 2017, 10:49:53 am
That will be your body's reaction in a couple of hours too.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on October 09, 2017, 11:00:39 pm
My boss has lost her nerve.

Fun very over.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on October 16, 2017, 04:23:52 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: MMIX on October 16, 2017, 11:37:35 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 17, 2017, 12:51:44 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial

This in no way implies that the shirtless Dok Howl pics are forthcoming.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on October 17, 2017, 03:54:10 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial

This in no way implies that the shirtless Dok Howl pics are forthcoming.

I miss the handy buttons, they're all gone.  Both phone and computer are doing the same thing. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on October 17, 2017, 05:12:10 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial

This in no way implies that the shirtless Dok Howl pics are forthcoming.

I miss the handy buttons, they're all gone.  Both phone and computer are doing the same thing. 

This is the only button you really need around here:
(https://i.imgur.com/lG5oN9h.png)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on October 17, 2017, 09:45:27 am
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial

This in no way implies that the shirtless Dok Howl pics are forthcoming.

I miss the handy buttons, they're all gone.  Both phone and computer are doing the same thing.

Some of the files were being served on https and some not, sorry about that.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on October 17, 2017, 01:57:39 pm
Forum looks very plain.  Is it weird for everyone?

It has always been weird but it still looks the same to me as it always has . Maybe that is because I don't go for any of those fancy schmantzy colour schemes that you kids are so fond of.
So welcome to "Stripped Down Discordia" Trivial

This in no way implies that the shirtless Dok Howl pics are forthcoming.

I miss the handy buttons, they're all gone.  Both phone and computer are doing the same thing. 

This is the only button you really need around here:
(https://i.imgur.com/lG5oN9h.png)

SHIT.

FUCK.

DAMN.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 17, 2017, 07:11:59 pm
We need to renew the SSL again, to keep LMNO out.

He's bringing BIG GAY COWBOYS, he's bringing BEARFORCE1.  And some, I assume, are fabulous people.

BuildTheSSLRenewl, MakePDGreatAgain
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on October 17, 2017, 08:33:27 pm
(https://media.giphy.com/media/ZdvMwktQGzWwg/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on October 18, 2017, 12:12:46 am
http://jyllands-posten.dk/kultur/film/ECE9952439/bjoerk-anklager-lars-von-trier-for-sexchikane/ (http://jyllands-posten.dk/kultur/film/ECE9952439/bjoerk-anklager-lars-von-trier-for-sexchikane/)

Serious topic, however, I don't think Google translate has quite got the knack for Icelandic

*edit* also bad for Danish, which it's supposed to be in.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on October 18, 2017, 02:33:15 pm
Billy Corgan has really gone off the deep end.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on October 18, 2017, 02:55:23 pm
"The world-famous Icelandic singer Björk writes in a Sunday message on Facebook that she has been exposed to sexchikans from a Danish film director"

Wasn't this David's plan from Alien: Covenant?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on October 18, 2017, 05:31:02 pm
"Björk accuses Lars von Trier of sex chickens"
"Björk and von Trier were the rapids in film recordings, says von Trier. He denies sexual harassment."
"It has not been the case. But that we were smoking unfriends, that's a fact."
"On the other hand, she delivered one of the greatest performances in my movies at all," he says.
"I therefore receive this with open mouth and polyps."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 18, 2017, 05:34:51 pm
Not sure if bad translation or Bjork being Bjork.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on October 19, 2017, 12:31:22 am
"Björk accuses Lars von Trier of sex chickens"
"Björk and von Trier were the rapids in film recordings, says von Trier. He denies sexual harassment."
"It has not been the case. But that we were smoking unfriends, that's a fact."
"On the other hand, she delivered one of the greatest performances in my movies at all," he says.
"I therefore receive this with open mouth and polyps."

I'm pretty sure this is actually song lyrics. It's classic Björk.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 19, 2017, 03:39:05 am
I thought Mad Max: Furry Road was a typo.

I hate everything and I want to die.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 19, 2017, 11:44:59 am
It's guns, gas and gods, not gators, geckos and gerbils.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 21, 2017, 02:52:17 pm
League of the South is having a "White Lives Matter" rally in the town square of my little town next Saturday. Locals are planning a peaceful demonstration at another location. The mayor and city council had a meeting yesterday with business owners on the square. They advised them to close their businesses for the day, and board up the windows.

This also happens to be my last day on the job at the grocery store gas station where I have worked for the last two years. It's about 3 miles away from the rally. So far all I can think of to do is to openly and loudly talk about "That Nazi party they havin over on da square, taday" with customers.


ETA: I should also possibly mention that one of the areas of town where residents self-identify as being "Da Hood" is two roads over from the square.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 23, 2017, 05:48:25 am
Going to be working some weird hours during the next month.  I am going to try to finish my last 3 unfinished stories.

Not sure what's going to happen to LDW, because one of the two main characters, well, she isn't worth writing about.  But Tales From Fat Ernies and the Universe 5 book might get done.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 24, 2017, 01:12:39 am
Apparently, the safety committee has been handed the responsibility of determining our critical spares requirements.

 :retard:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on October 24, 2017, 12:39:02 pm
 
Apparently, the safety committee has been handed the responsibility of determining our critical spares requirements.

 :retard:

I see no problem with this.  What could possibly go--

:nuke2:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 25, 2017, 05:10:42 am
Apparently, the safety committee has been handed the responsibility of determining our critical spares requirements.

 :retard:

I see no problem with this.  What could possibly go--

:nuke2:

Problem solved.  But the safety manager, who looks like, acts like, and probably is Mr Rogers, won't come out of his office until I go home.  The safety technician, who works for him and largely orchestrated this, has taken impromptu vacation, and my boss has suggested - and this sounds familiar - that I take some anger management classes or some shit.  I manage my anger just fine.

God, it feels so good to drop the wrath again.  I don't feel as if I've really been me since 2015.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on October 25, 2017, 12:31:16 pm
Just once, I'd like to get some video of this sort of thing. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 25, 2017, 09:59:07 pm
Just once, I'd like to get some video of this sort of thing.

I am once again in a position where even still shots are a termination offense.   :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on October 27, 2017, 01:05:02 am
When you state, on a conservative Facebook page's post, that black people deserve respect...

And literally dozens of rednecks call you a product of liberal indoctrination.  :lulz:  :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on October 27, 2017, 01:50:31 am
It's almost as good as the ones who treat (rhetorical) attacks on explicit Nazis as attacks on conservatives.  Are you really in that much of a rush to throw in with Nazis?

I'm seeing that a lot on Reddit, after the most recent crackdown.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on October 27, 2017, 02:58:41 am
It's almost as good as the ones who treat (rhetorical) attacks on explicit Nazis as attacks on conservatives.  Are you really in that much of a rush to throw in with Nazis?

I'm seeing that a lot on Reddit, after the most recent crackdown.

Random Person: Are you a Nazi?
Conservitard: no, I ain't no Nahtsi!
Random Person: Oh, are you a liberal?
Conservitard: *Coughs up tobacco chew* SIEG HEIL MOTHERFUCKER, SIEG HEIL!

Liberals are the one thing they hate more than Nazis  :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 27, 2017, 05:52:26 am
These are no shit the longest workdays I have ever worked in my life.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 28, 2017, 06:09:36 pm
These are no shit the longest workdays I have ever worked in my life.

Hang in there Dok!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on October 28, 2017, 06:17:41 pm
I've moved to a housing authority highrise building and now have no bug problems whatsoever! The downside is that I don't have any wifi access there and so I'll be extra scarce here and on fb for a while. On the bright side I have set up an appointment with a local staffing agency and hopefully will have gainful employment by the 6th.

Sweet merciful fuck I hope that this signals the end of the rough patch I've been in for over a year, almost 2 really. The pillz are working and my depression is beginning to go into remission. Just got to keep on going. Hopefully I will return soon, but for now I'll maybe only be able to check fb and the board about once a week. Peace guys! I'm off to find my way back to something like prosperity.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Brother Mythos on October 28, 2017, 07:08:29 pm
It sounds like you’re turning thing around, Joseph. Hang in there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 28, 2017, 11:28:20 pm
"White Lives Matter" protesters all tuckered out from Shelbyville protest before they even made it to Murfreesboro.

Final score:

Shelbyville: 200 Nazis / 400 Normal People

Murfreesboro: 30 Nazis / 600 Normal People

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/10/28/white-lives-matter-rally-murfreesboro-tn-live-updates-shelbyville-tn-stream-video/804380001/
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 29, 2017, 05:11:22 am
These are no shit the longest workdays I have ever worked in my life.

Hang in there Dok!

17 hours today.  Total success.  Spent an hour crawling along a tunnel on a pipe with a flashlight in my teeth. 

I haven't had this much fun since I left the chemical plant.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 29, 2017, 01:23:17 pm
These are no shit the longest workdays I have ever worked in my life.

Hang in there Dok!

17 hours today.  Total success.  Spent an hour crawling along a tunnel on a pipe with a flashlight in my teeth. 

I haven't had this much fun since I left the chemical plant.


Holy shit, 17 hours in 1 day? How many hours are you working per week?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 29, 2017, 06:09:46 pm
These are no shit the longest workdays I have ever worked in my life.

Hang in there Dok!

17 hours today.  Total success.  Spent an hour crawling along a tunnel on a pipe with a flashlight in my teeth. 

I haven't had this much fun since I left the chemical plant.


Holy shit, 17 hours in 1 day? How many hours are you working per week?

Normally, about 50.  This week was 76.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 30, 2017, 02:45:07 am
Yeesh, 76 hours is a busy week.

I start a new job in the morning. 50 hours with 10 hours additional voluntary overtime. Wiring big ass contactors the size of a mini-fridge in boxes the size of cars. Got springs on em like you would see on a motorcycle suspension.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 30, 2017, 02:52:27 am
The Nazis managed to rough up an interracial couple on their way out of town.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/10/29/white-supremacists-picked-fight-with-an-interracial-couple-after-tennessee-rally-police-say/?utm_term=.fa9a79c9bd24#comments

20 or 30 of them against 2. I guess they liked those odds better.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 30, 2017, 03:19:33 am
The Nazis managed to rough up an interracial couple on their way out of town.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/10/29/white-supremacists-picked-fight-with-an-interracial-couple-after-tennessee-rally-police-say/?utm_term=.fa9a79c9bd24#comments

20 or 30 of them against 2. I guess they liked those odds better.

This is why violence is the first response when Nazis are around.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on October 30, 2017, 10:36:53 am
The Nazis managed to rough up an interracial couple on their way out of town.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/10/29/white-supremacists-picked-fight-with-an-interracial-couple-after-tennessee-rally-police-say/?utm_term=.fa9a79c9bd24#comments

20 or 30 of them against 2. I guess they liked those odds better.

This is why violence is the first response when Nazis are around.

We had plenty of people ready to bring it to them, but local authorities has security buttoned up pretty tight.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on October 30, 2017, 08:53:23 pm
Been getting used to actually having a a full time position at my work. It's nice to actually have something resembling an actual job that has benefits, but I'm realizing it might not be what I wanna do forever. At my current level of education, I'm basically a babysitter for adults, and going back to school would require a buttoad of debt I'm not sure I wanna take on. Ideally I think I still wanna pursue my aspirations of making it as a comedian, so I think where I'm at now is a kind of "home base" for what I really wanna do. Does this makes sense to anyone else?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on October 30, 2017, 09:10:29 pm
Yes. Working sucks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 02, 2017, 12:32:39 pm
Other people on NaNoWriMo: "Her hair shined in the soft moonlight, the cool air kissing her skin..."

Me on NaNoWriMo: "She straightened her back, popping spare vertebrae back into place and expanding her rib cage..."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 02, 2017, 12:53:32 pm
She has auxiliary vertebrae?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 02, 2017, 12:58:43 pm
She has auxiliary vertebrae?

In this case, she was using a taller skeleton than she needed and popped out a couple to be more average female height. They just sort of float around the torso when not in use.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 02, 2017, 01:29:36 pm
Oh.  That makes sense then.













 :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 02, 2017, 06:02:21 pm
Sounds like my morning routine after getting off my shitty mattress.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 02, 2017, 10:09:49 pm
Other people on NaNoWriMo: "Her hair shined in the soft moonlight, the cool air kissing her skin..."

Me on NaNoWriMo: "She straightened her back, popping spare vertebrae back into place and expanding her rib cage..."

Almost as good as "Hello, he lied."   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 03, 2017, 07:55:23 pm
An update from the world of work.  Once again, I have been asked to work a full overnight shift, then come in to do all day training.  Once again, I have said "lolno" (other staff were stupid enough to agree, that's their problem. I know my rights.  And beyond that, I have enough self-respect that I'm not going to put myself through insomnia hell for a pointless training session).

So, today, my manager came back to me, with this proposal.   I am to come in the night before at 1845. I am to finish at 2200. I then attend the training the next day from 0900 to 1700. Then I return that night to work at 0200 until 0715.

If you're thinking that's bugfuck crazy, you're not the only one.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 03, 2017, 08:11:18 pm
I also like how this manages to skirt directly within the letter of the law while pissing on the spirit of it.  I did let it slip I have a friendly law firm I'm working with now, so that may have been a motivating factor.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on November 03, 2017, 08:33:53 pm
You'll have a better handle on the situation than me but my default response would be something along the lines of "Go fuck yourself" but maybe not stated quite so politely and with a broken bone or two by way of punctuation.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 03, 2017, 08:38:10 pm
Well, these soft southerners can't handle straight talk, you have to couch everything in passive-aggressive terms before you knife them with it.

I will probably agree to it, though my co-worker will not due to other obligations she has (extra fun), but I will drive in the knife a little bit further by mentioning I recently filled in a form where I explained I was having sleeping problems, and a regular schedule is essential to a good sleep pattern.  This is not conducive to a good sleep pattern.  Or common sense.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LuciferX on November 03, 2017, 09:48:54 pm
Feeling the deprivation, I casually remark, "You know, the one thing about sleeplessness is that it takes care of my neuroticism.
Replaces it with psychopathy. Very fun. It's like my personal all-inclusive vacation." o
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on November 05, 2017, 02:44:27 pm
Yesterday, in my town, ANTIFA dressed up as local police, and redirected traffic from a major road through the parking lot of a Goodwill store.

On half-price Saturday.

Hats off, Conrads. Excellent work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 05, 2017, 04:27:44 pm
Supersoldier Antifa, hard at work
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on November 06, 2017, 12:08:46 am
If I could just get my hands on some of that Soros Antifa Supersoldier Serum, then I could become Captain Antifa.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 06, 2017, 03:09:09 am
If I could just get my hands on some of that Soros Antifa Supersoldier Serum, then I could become Captain Antifa.

It expresses out in urine.

You know what to do.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 06, 2017, 09:33:52 am
(•_•)
<) )~   ANTIFA
 / \

\(•_•)
 ( (>     SUPER
 / \

(•_•)
<) )>    SOLDIERS
  / \
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on November 06, 2017, 11:02:12 am
If I could just get my hands on some of that Soros Antifa Supersoldier Serum, then I could become Captain Antifa.

It expresses out in urine.

You know what to do.


So THAT'S what trump was doing with those Russian hookers.

Orange Skull's origin story revealed!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on November 06, 2017, 11:28:46 am
(•_•)
<) )~   ANTIFA
 / \

\(•_•)
 ( (>     SUPER
 / \

(•_•)
<) )>    SOLDIERS
  / \

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on November 06, 2017, 01:07:04 pm
Going to throw myself a pity party though I am fully aware others have it rougher then me, but also to act as an update also of who I am and why I am on your lawn

Between now and December I'm probably going to get more entrenched in this nervous breakdown I'm cultivating:
Come Jan 1st I will either have a house, or be unable to even think about applying for one again next year (for various, boring reasons), this is entirely down to the builders whim as to the completion of the house, so we'll see what happens.

At work over the last couple of years my working week has gone from 37.5 hours, to 40, to consistently 50 or more. The work is interesting (we're developing a first of its kind for the energy grid which is cool and challenging).

Last week I brought the car in to have a mirror replaced and the exhaust tightened and found out it is a death trap: Rear brakes gone down to wire (blowout could have happened any time), cracked wishbone and wouldn't give it back to me until the repairs were done.


I spend more time chasing my tail then can commit to introspection or my hobbies, which makes me suspect the greyface Monkey is more in charge most of the time, interspersed with what alcoholics "call moments of clarity", I spend a lot of time worrying that I am neglecting this place which is a shame because even at it's quietest this place never ceases to amaze me with the cool shit that comes out of it.

So that's me, depressive homeless/carless/Irish maintaining that slim fingernail grip on reality.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 06, 2017, 01:36:01 pm
Ugh, builders.  I hear you.  Fingers crossed, hang in there.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 06, 2017, 08:22:12 pm
50 hour weeks, you say?

You civilized folks are spoiled.

But good luck with the house!
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Malachite on November 07, 2017, 07:14:55 am
My 40 hour work week regularly becomes 55 hours or so even though less than 30 of those are spent doing actual work.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 07, 2017, 04:50:52 pm
Welp, my uncle died of liver cancer on Monday. That makes three of my uncles that have died this way. I need a free frozen yogurt or something.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Junkenstein on November 07, 2017, 05:06:27 pm
Welp, my uncle died of liver cancer on Monday. That makes three of my uncles that have died this way. I need a free frozen yogurt or something.

(https://i0.wp.com/geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/wpid-Photo-20150819115939278.jpg?ssl=1)

I got nothing. But it's surprising how often I've been able to say this lately.

Sorry man. And keep an eye on your liver I guess.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 07, 2017, 05:07:09 pm
Fuck cancer.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 07, 2017, 07:42:32 pm
Yep, fuck cancer. And thanks, you guys.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Ziegejunge on November 09, 2017, 09:53:24 pm
Fuckin' cancer.
Delayed, but sincere, condolences to you and yours, Chel.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 09, 2017, 11:56:40 pm
So, the cunt who spent some time stalking me on the Subgenius Google Group turns out to be our very own ChinaGreenElvis.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on November 10, 2017, 02:14:51 pm
Can’t say I am much surprised
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 10, 2017, 05:02:31 pm
Can’t say I am much surprised

Aka the guy who makes the pigeon and ape cartoons.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 10, 2017, 07:05:51 pm
And he seemed so stable.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 11, 2017, 02:56:08 am
Roger, you might want to watch out.  Your sig might make Roy Moore start stalking you  :p
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 12, 2017, 11:02:32 pm
Roger, you might want to watch out.  Your sig might make Roy Moore start stalking you  :p

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 13, 2017, 03:28:56 am
Welp, on top of the recent death in the family, and the stress of applying to the only program that can get me away from my shift family on a decent timeline, i've also got diabetes now, which may or may not compromise the whole ,"get a job in another country to get away from your shit family" plan. I'm pretty certain this whole last month has just been Eris screwing with me.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 13, 2017, 04:33:14 am
Welp, on top of the recent death in the family, and the stress of applying to the only program that can get me away from my shift family on a decent timeline, i've also got diabetes now, which may or may not compromise the whole ,"get a job in another country to get away from your shit family" plan. I'm pretty certain this whole last month has just been Eris screwing with me.

Welcome to the cult of horrible people.  We meet on Tuesday, and prank call Cramulus.

I have some simple rules which have gotten me back into the normal range, if you're interested.  What was your A1C?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 13, 2017, 04:39:53 am
Welp, on top of the recent death in the family, and the stress of applying to the only program that can get me away from my shift family on a decent timeline, i've also got diabetes now, which may or may not compromise the whole ,"get a job in another country to get away from your shit family" plan. I'm pretty certain this whole last month has just been Eris screwing with me.

Welcome to the cult of horrible people.  We meet on Tuesday, and prank call Cramulus.

I have some simple rules which have gotten me back into the normal range, if you're interested.  What was your A1C?
8.1
I was feeling real optimistic about getting into weightlifting to combat this whole situation, but my sister is going on about how i NEED to get the lap band surgery now, and pointing out how every attempt to get fit before this one has failed miserably. isnt it great to have the support of family?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 12:09:34 am
Welp, on top of the recent death in the family, and the stress of applying to the only program that can get me away from my shift family on a decent timeline, i've also got diabetes now, which may or may not compromise the whole ,"get a job in another country to get away from your shit family" plan. I'm pretty certain this whole last month has just been Eris screwing with me.

Welcome to the cult of horrible people.  We meet on Tuesday, and prank call Cramulus.

I have some simple rules which have gotten me back into the normal range, if you're interested.  What was your A1C?
8.1
I was feeling real optimistic about getting into weightlifting to combat this whole situation, but my sister is going on about how i NEED to get the lap band surgery now, and pointing out how every attempt to get fit before this one has failed miserably. isnt it great to have the support of family?

I started at 8.6, you aren't gonna go blind or lose a foot this week.  So here is what you need:

1.  Get the damn metformin.  It's cheap as hell, and it works.  Put up with the horrible 2 weeks of OH MY GUTS.  If you projectile vomit or spike a killer fever, though, stop and see your doctor.

2.  LOG EVERY PIECE OF FOOD THAT GOES IN YOUR FACE.  EVERY SINGLE MORSEL.  Keep a diary on it, and put your blood numbers in it (check FIRST THING when you wake up, and an hour before bed).  Try to stay under 110 in the morning and 130 at night.  Nothing with corn syrup, nothing with more than a few sugars. Raw veggies, meat, no fruit.  Potatoes, rice, and bread are suspect.  Your blood numbers and your diary will tell you what's good and what's not, outside of the obvious (junk food, etc).  No booze ever, drink coffee or tea instead.  Diet soda is fine, don't even THINK about normal soda.

For example, I can have bread and some rice, but NO potatoes.  It's all in which digestive enzymes get busy.  One scrap of potato sets my blood sugar on its ear for 3 days, whereas my wife can have some potatoes but NO rice.

A good general rule is to eat foods with less than 4 sugars per serving and low carbs. 

And if you're full at the end of a meal, you fucked up.  Get used to being hungry.

On the plus side, I lost 35 pounds in 6 months.  So will you.  More, if you behave.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 12:09:40 am
Okay, so Billy and I are looking at this jockey pump that keeps pressure up on a few larger pumps. It's pumping from a tank system at 200 gallons per minute, for 8 hours or so a day.

Problem: None of the tank levels are going down. We checked, both in the system, and by physically climbing up on the tanks and looking in to verify their levels.

Billy: "I think we should quit, this place is haunted."

Me: "Nonsense. This is just one of those reality cracks we have in Tucson from time to time. Water is probably just leaking in from another universe."

Billy: "Or water is somehow getting back into the tank."

Me: "There are no other ways for water to get in. Look."

Billy: "Okay, haunted. We should quit."

Me: "People sometimes PAY for this kind of shit, you know."

Billy: "I didn't. This is spooky, and I don't like it. Who ordered this?"

Me: "This is all nor..."

Billy: "NO, IT ISN'T NORMAL. WE'VE GOT GODDAMN ELDER GODS IN OUR TANK FARM OR SOME SHIT. THIS IS NOT NORMAL."

Me: "This is all ftang, Billy."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 14, 2017, 12:48:48 am
And my doc got me worried about 6.1 A1c  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 14, 2017, 02:24:11 am
I love Billy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 04:15:58 am
I love Billy.

Billy, I suspect, is the only person that keeps us all from murdering each other.  Seriously, I have never had a crew as whiny, bitchy, and hateful as this one.  The only person nobody hates is Billy.  He's like having fucking Dondi on the crew.  Nobody wants to disappoint him.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 04:17:42 am
And my doc got me worried about 6.1 A1c  :argh!:

You should be worried if it's above 5.7.

You can now act like a diabetic most of the time, or let it slide and BE a diabetic ALL the time.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 14, 2017, 05:33:01 am
And my doc got me worried about 6.1 A1c  :argh!:

You should be worried if it's above 5.7.

You can now act like a diabetic most of the time, or let it slide and BE a diabetic ALL the time.
the latter one is literally how this happened to me. Beat prediabetes one time and i thought i had it made. learn from my hubris.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 14, 2017, 05:34:12 am
I love Billy.

Billy, I suspect, is the only person that keeps us all from murdering each other.  Seriously, I have never had a crew as whiny, bitchy, and hateful as this one.  The only person nobody hates is Billy.  He's like having fucking Dondi on the crew.  Nobody wants to disappoint him.
OMG, Billy is your Captain Carrot. this makes you the Samuel Vimes of Tucson.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 14, 2017, 06:16:48 am
And my doc got me worried about 6.1 A1c  :argh!:

You should be worried if it's above 5.7.

You can now act like a diabetic most of the time, or let it slide and BE a diabetic ALL the time.

Fortunately, since I got that result we've had to eat like diabetics anyways because my wife got the whole gestational diabetes thing.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 14, 2017, 12:48:54 pm
I love Billy.

Billy, I suspect, is the only person that keeps us all from murdering each other.  Seriously, I have never had a crew as whiny, bitchy, and hateful as this one.  The only person nobody hates is Billy.  He's like having fucking Dondi on the crew.  Nobody wants to disappoint him.

That's an honest shame, since it seemed like you had found a good place for you, after the disaters what befell you with Jim, et al.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 05:52:36 pm
I love Billy.

Billy, I suspect, is the only person that keeps us all from murdering each other.  Seriously, I have never had a crew as whiny, bitchy, and hateful as this one.  The only person nobody hates is Billy.  He's like having fucking Dondi on the crew.  Nobody wants to disappoint him.

That's an honest shame, since it seemed like you had found a good place for you, after the disaters what befell you with Jim, et al.

It's still good, work-wise.  I am constantly having to stretch, to learn new things.  I have increased my knowledge of water chemistry and discovered the joys of the SQL/SCADA databases.

The people - with a few exceptions - being a bunch of whiners is just one of the drawbacks caused by God not letting me have nice things without Him pooping on them first.  On the plus side, he's apparently pissing in the chilled water tanks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 05:54:03 pm
And my doc got me worried about 6.1 A1c  :argh!:

You should be worried if it's above 5.7.

You can now act like a diabetic most of the time, or let it slide and BE a diabetic ALL the time.

Fortunately, since I got that result we've had to eat like diabetics anyways because my wife got the whole gestational diabetes thing.

Continue those habits.

You'll be amazed what happens - if you already haven't noticed it - to your senses of taste and smell when all the corn syrup is out of your diet.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 05:54:46 pm
I love Billy.

Billy, I suspect, is the only person that keeps us all from murdering each other.  Seriously, I have never had a crew as whiny, bitchy, and hateful as this one.  The only person nobody hates is Billy.  He's like having fucking Dondi on the crew.  Nobody wants to disappoint him.
OMG, Billy is your Captain Carrot. this makes you the Samuel Vimes of Tucson.

Somehow, I never viewed myself as a protagonist.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Faust on November 14, 2017, 07:58:03 pm
SQL is a beautiful monster, that gets progressively more complex the deeper you look into how it works until eventually you've been looking through index execution plans and you see Azathoth looking back.

SCADA is amazing, when it's not being managed by a single point failure running on some 1970's mainframe that the only person who knew how it runs died in the dot com bubble burst, which has been the only kind I have ran into in industry.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 09:30:14 pm
SQL is a beautiful monster, that gets progressively more complex the deeper you look into how it works until eventually you've been looking through index execution plans and you see Azathoth looking back.

SCADA is amazing, when it's not being managed by a single point failure running on some 1970's mainframe that the only person who knew how it runs died in the dot com bubble burst, which has been the only kind I have ran into in industry.

Our two SQL geeks won a staring match with the abyss.  Seriously, they're both wrong, and have no business in our universe.

Our Scada system is Delta.  We're basically running a gigantic operation on air conditioning software.  You might think this would be a dumb idea.  And you'd be right.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 14, 2017, 09:31:07 pm
Single point failure is the entire situation I inherited.

Fortunately, the new bosses are all about spending money.  I can fix anything, if you give me money and time. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 15, 2017, 12:52:51 pm
Single point failure is the entire situation I inherited.

Fortunately, the new bosses are all about spending money.  I can fix anything, if you give me money and time.

Anything? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgAFcvIw8J4)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 16, 2017, 04:00:12 am
So the vile taste of rootbeer helps with the vile taste of stevia. That does not mean I will buying this shit, but at least now this fucking can of hell juice will stop screaming at me like the BRIDGES.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 16, 2017, 04:04:14 am
Single point failure is the entire situation I inherited.

Fortunately, the new bosses are all about spending money.  I can fix anything, if you give me money and time.

Anything? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgAFcvIw8J4)

We don't fix that which isn't broken.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on November 16, 2017, 02:25:55 pm
So the vile taste of rootbeer helps with the vile taste of stevia. That does not mean I will buying this shit, but at least now this fucking can of hell juice will stop screaming at me like the BRIDGES.

Wait, what? Don’t tell me you’re drinking Mug Root Beer?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 16, 2017, 03:17:20 pm
Sad to say, after many years, The Frost Heaves have broken up.  No acrimony, just run its course.

I'll be curating and uploading various albums, demos, remixes, and the like over at http://frostheaves.bandcamp.com.

Current mood: sad, but resigned to it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on November 16, 2017, 09:19:30 pm
Sorry to hear that LMNO.

That wasn’t the only band you were in though, was it?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 16, 2017, 09:37:42 pm
Sad to say, after many years, The Frost Heaves have broken up.  No acrimony, just run its course.

I'll be curating and uploading various albums, demos, remixes, and the like over at http://frostheaves.bandcamp.com.

Current mood: sad, but resigned to it.

:(

No more desert driving music.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 16, 2017, 11:14:54 pm
Sad to say, after many years, The Frost Heaves have broken up.  No acrimony, just run its course.

I'll be curating and uploading various albums, demos, remixes, and the like over at http://frostheaves.bandcamp.com.

Current mood: sad, but resigned to it.

End of an era.

And I think the break up of The Frost Heaves is sending ripples through the universe as it took me several times to even type coherently.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: LMNO on November 17, 2017, 12:55:54 pm
Sorry to hear that LMNO.

That wasn’t the only band you were in though, was it?
I still have Donald. (http://donald1.bandcamp.com), but that's more political punk. 

:(

No more desert driving music.

I took to the habit of multitracking our practice sessions, so there may be some posthumous releases, at least.


End of an era.

And I think the break up of The Frost Heaves is sending ripples through the universe as it took me several times to even type coherently.


That's what happens when you write a song about the Old Ones.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Eater of Clowns on November 18, 2017, 01:37:10 pm
FROST HEAVES REUNION SHOW 2017
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Emo Howard on November 18, 2017, 07:50:16 pm
Jared Fogle: Sovereign Citizen

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/true-crime/wp/2017/11/14/jared-fogle-just-tried-to-get-out-of-his-sex-crime-sentence-with-a-legal-hail-mary/

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on November 19, 2017, 12:53:19 pm
Shit LMNO, sorry to hear it.  :sad:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 19, 2017, 10:55:33 pm
Man, dontcha just love it when people are so concerned about you and your diabetes they make themselves a bigger nuisance than the diabetes itself?

also sorry to hear your bands breaking up, LMNO
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 19, 2017, 11:17:34 pm
Man, dontcha just love it when people are so concerned about you and your diabetes they make themselves a bigger nuisance than the diabetes itself?

also sorry to hear your bands breaking up, LMNO

Have you been getting advice from crunchies yet?

"No need for Metformin, just eat lots of kale and use essential oils."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 19, 2017, 11:41:20 pm
Cousin wants me to go vegan. Sister wants me to get a gastric bypass or something. Because supporting me in how i actually WANT to handle my diabetes would just be pure madness.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 20, 2017, 03:50:50 am
Cousin wants me to go vegan. Sister wants me to get a gastric bypass or something. Because supporting me in how i actually WANT to handle my diabetes would just be pure madness.

Just do what the doctor says, maintain a diet diary, and tell them you'll consider their ideas.

Do not consider their ideas.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 20, 2017, 10:41:16 pm
Oh dear.  I've just seen where the Christmas party, not the school's but the other one, is being held.  A very exclusive club for former and current members of the special forces and intelligence community.

Must...not...get...drunk...mock SAS...for...being...caught...by...Libyan..farmers ...
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on November 20, 2017, 11:40:32 pm
Job didn't work out. Long story short I had a massive panic attack followed by uncontrollable suicidal thoughts. I admitted myself for psychiatric care and was in for a little over a week. Not sure where things go from here but I've applied for assistance with the division of vocational rehabilitation. It's a little over a month before they determine my eligibility then we'll see how things go.

I miss having wifi access all the time. I'll still be checking in from time to time as I can here and on fb.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on November 21, 2017, 12:06:16 am
Job didn't work out. Long story short I had a massive panic attack followed by uncontrollable suicidal thoughts. I admitted myself for psychiatric care and was in for a little over a week. Not sure where things go from here but I've applied for assistance with the division of vocational rehabilitation. It's a little over a month before they determine my eligibility then we'll see how things go.

I miss having wifi access all the time. I'll still be checking in from time to time as I can here and on fb.

Take care of yourself.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on November 21, 2017, 12:31:50 am
Sister's husband has taken to throwing screaming fits if she tries to use the internet or watch tv.  She's also informed me that she doesn't have things that are hers anymore including a laptop I got her because he breaks them.  Yet he manages to not break his crap.

She hasn't left yet because reasons.  I know it's hard, I'm not in her shoes, etc, but geh.

It will be hard to not murder him at Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 21, 2017, 01:35:46 am
My boss has completely lost her mind.

Not speaking figuratively, here.  That's two people in a row that her position has driven crazy.

I love the work, but the people are either crazy or whingers or both.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 22, 2017, 04:00:49 am
You might think you're hardcore.  But you're not "arguing so hard with Uber via Twitter that they give up on their vaunted complete lack of responsibility "privacy" policy and let you put in a complaint" hardcore.

But seriously, fuck Uber.  I can't put in a complaint even though I have the reference number, the time of the incident and the name of your driver, but the guy who didn't see anything has to report it because he put the order in?  Fuck off.  Your driver came to my accommodation.  High.  With his buddy.  Who physically threatened and verbally abused my student.  You're damn lucky I just don't ban your company from delivering here ever again, which I'm still going to recommend to my manager once I get some feedback from you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 22, 2017, 04:02:39 am
You might think you're hardcore.  But you're not "arguing so hard with Uber via Twitter that they give up on their vaunted complete lack of responsibility "privacy" policy and let you put in a complaint" hardcore.

But seriously, fuck Uber.  I can't put in a complaint even though I have the reference number, the time of the incident and the name of your driver, but the guy who didn't see anything has to report it because he put the order in?  Fuck off.  Your driver came to my accommodation.  High.  With his buddy.  Who physically threatened and verbally abused my student.  You're damn lucky I just don't ban your company from delivering here ever again, which I'm still going to recommend to my manager once I get some feedback from you.

Isn't this why you have insanely violent police?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 22, 2017, 04:06:34 am
That will also be an option, should Uber decide they don't want to pursue this.

That and just getting the entire company to blacklist Uber for forever, and then mentioning to the other local student accommodations, of which there are quite a few, that UberEATS are employing a pothead who hangs around with a violent twat all day long and let them make their own decisions.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Half-Eaten Waffle on November 22, 2017, 12:37:09 pm
Hey guys.

I've gone into the "T shirts wiith inverted crosses trade.

And also I've dropped 47 lbs since july.
And going to the Weightlifting National Championship in february. With a fighting chance for a gold medal (being an old boy has its perks)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 22, 2017, 04:51:45 pm
Nice. Best of luck.

Also,WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT CRAMULUS HAS A TUMBLR?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 23, 2017, 12:58:03 am
Nice. Best of luck.

Also,WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT CRAMULUS HAS A TUMBLR?

Well those goes your innocence.

I'd unfollow Cram but I am afraid he....would...cram...my...cran
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on November 23, 2017, 02:30:03 pm
I don’t know if anyone other than LMNO might care about this, but jazz legend Jon Hendricks died. He was 96, but still too soon.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on November 24, 2017, 04:56:16 am
today I learned that my home router's web interface title is a reference to a novel about (among other things) a Nazi V2 rocket with secret technology embedded in it. I'm sure it's just a software dev being funny.

(https://i.imgur.com/adAFldx.png)
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on November 25, 2017, 04:31:06 am
guh, fucked up my sugar something bad today. Who knew coconut curry was so sweet?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 25, 2017, 05:30:34 pm
guh, fucked up my sugar something bad today. Who knew coconut curry was so sweet?

I did.  :lulz:

Berries, coconut, and fruit are pretty much a no-go.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on November 26, 2017, 11:31:27 pm
Nice. Best of luck.

Also,WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT CRAMULUS HAS A TUMBLR?

Cramulus was one of the few non-porn accounts to follow me.  I'm special.  Or cursed.  Or especially cursed. 
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 27, 2017, 03:27:12 am
Nice. Best of luck.

Also,WHY AM I JUST NOW FINDING OUT CRAMULUS HAS A TUMBLR?

Cramulus was one of the few non-porn accounts to follow me.  I'm special.  Or cursed.  Or especially cursed.

Cram is worse than any pornbot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: PoFP on November 27, 2017, 06:20:40 pm
Sister's husband has taken to throwing screaming fits if she tries to use the internet or watch tv.  She's also informed me that she doesn't have things that are hers anymore including a laptop I got her because he breaks them.  Yet he manages to not break his crap.

She hasn't left yet because reasons.  I know it's hard, I'm not in her shoes, etc, but geh.

It will be hard to not murder him at Thanksgiving.

Assuming this is the guy who is developing or has developed Schizophrenia.

If Schizophrenia is the general consensus, it sounds like he's heavy on the Positive symptoms and low on the Negative symptoms. This is indicative of excess dopamine reception in various areas of the brain. Does this guy happen to be a smoker or overall user of stimulants?

I currently have a friend who is displaying prodromal symptoms of Schizophrenia, and his parents both had severe Schizophrenia. He doesn't know that his symptoms are associated yet, because he hasn't seen his psychiatrist yet (And has done no research on the subject), but thankfully his symptoms are more in the negative direction. He often craves stimulants, much like anyone else with Schizophrenia. But stimulants can have a negative effect on those with positive symptoms (Delusions, active, disordered cognition, etc.) by increasing the intensity. Anti-psychotic medications are usually anti-dopaminergic, and reduce these positive symptoms effectively. While someone with negative symptoms can often see improvement in cognition and affect with minor stimulants like nicotine.

Moral of the story: If this guy takes any stimulant medication (Or smokes or drinks alcohol) whatsoever, and is susceptible to reason in some cases, I'd see if your sister can convince him to avoid the medication. He may crave them, but they have detrimental effects on those with positive symptoms. Neural networks associated with "knowing something is wrong with me" are inactive during schizophrenic episodes. If your sister can trigger that area of the brain for even a short period of time, it might be just long enough to convince him to get help, if he hasn't already. And avoiding stimulants may be what's needed to get to that point.

Note: Don't take medical advice from random people online. This is a friendly suggestion, and should probably be proposed to a physician or psychiatrist before implementation. I've done quite a bit of research into the brain and this disease, but I'm not a doctor, nor do I even hold a degree of any kind.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on November 27, 2017, 06:28:08 pm
Sister's husband has taken to throwing screaming fits if she tries to use the internet or watch tv.  She's also informed me that she doesn't have things that are hers anymore including a laptop I got her because he breaks them.  Yet he manages to not break his crap.

She hasn't left yet because reasons.  I know it's hard, I'm not in her shoes, etc, but geh.

It will be hard to not murder him at Thanksgiving.

How did thanksgiving go?
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 27, 2017, 11:07:39 pm
I finally got to where the fun wasn't worth the bullshit, and resigned effective on "I just walked out the door."
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on November 27, 2017, 11:33:34 pm
Your sanity is worth more than a job.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 28, 2017, 12:56:45 am
Your sanity is worth more than a job.

Fact.

I have some consultant crap going on for a few weeks with someone else, but time to hit the job search.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: The Invisible Man on November 28, 2017, 02:14:19 am
Your sanity is worth more than a job.

Fact.

I have some consultant crap going on for a few weeks with someone else, but time to hit the job search.

Good luck. It's hard to tell how a job hunt in December will go... sometimes people are desperate to hire sometimes reluctant. I hope it's the former for you.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 28, 2017, 05:05:38 am
Your sanity is worth more than a job.

Fact.

I have some consultant crap going on for a few weeks with someone else, but time to hit the job search.

Good luck. It's hard to tell how a job hunt in December will go... sometimes people are desperate to hire sometimes reluctant. I hope it's the former for you.

Also, half the hiring team are on vacation.  But thanks.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on November 29, 2017, 07:54:40 am
There's a job going at the Daily Mail (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42141325) if you're interested.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 30, 2017, 03:38:23 am
Actual thing my FIL said to my wife: "You two read too much" because we were given a book by her fucking insurance company and kind of take the word of some doctors about what is currently consider DANGEROUS don't put your fucking baby in this style of crib. Like for fucksake, our son is literally half the size she was at birth and almost a third the size of her younger brother, so excuse us if don't our baby to be put into a potential fucking deathtrap just because they both survived it.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 30, 2017, 03:49:46 am
Actual thing my FIL said to my wife: "You two read too much" because we were given a book by her fucking insurance company and kind of take the word of some doctors about what is currently consider DANGEROUS don't put your fucking baby in this style of crib. Like for fucksake, our son is literally half the size she was at birth and almost a third the size of her younger brother, so excuse us if don't our baby to be put into a potential fucking deathtrap just because they both survived it.

"You read too much"?   :crankey:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on November 30, 2017, 04:32:37 am
Actual thing my FIL said to my wife: "You two read too much" because we were given a book by her fucking insurance company and kind of take the word of some doctors about what is currently consider DANGEROUS don't put your fucking baby in this style of crib. Like for fucksake, our son is literally half the size she was at birth and almost a third the size of her younger brother, so excuse us if don't our baby to be put into a potential fucking deathtrap just because they both survived it.

"You read too much"?   :crankey:

Right? So basically, our kid isn't sleeping over at grandma and grandpa's until I see their old ass drop-side crib is gone. Even though they said they's listen to us, it smells like "uh hu sure. It's cute you kids are being so overly-protective of your baby like all new parents."
Like, we have degrees and we are older than our parents were with their first children. We might actually not be over-protective of our 4 pound baby who showed up two weeks early.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on December 01, 2017, 07:20:10 pm
Now that my wife is done incubating the spawnling and her blood sugar looks normal atm and that she's been told to stop her metformin and she doesn't need to monitor her levels, we have surplus strip. My fastings have been 113 and 116. I guess I'm going to die.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 01:17:22 am
Now that my wife is done incubating the spawnling and her blood sugar looks normal atm and that she's been told to stop her metformin and she doesn't need to monitor her levels, we have surplus strip. My fastings have been 113 and 116. I guess I'm going to die.

That's high-ish, but not crazy.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on December 02, 2017, 03:23:29 am
Now that my wife is done incubating the spawnling and her blood sugar looks normal atm and that she's been told to stop her metformin and she doesn't need to monitor her levels, we have surplus strip. My fastings have been 113 and 116. I guess I'm going to die.

That's high-ish, but not crazy.

That's exactly what my MIL said.  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 03:54:56 am
Now that my wife is done incubating the spawnling and her blood sugar looks normal atm and that she's been told to stop her metformin and she doesn't need to monitor her levels, we have surplus strip. My fastings have been 113 and 116. I guess I'm going to die.

That's high-ish, but not crazy.

That's exactly what my MIL said.  :argh!:

When I was diagnosed, my fasting blood sugar was 177.  A1C was 8.7

116 is "watch it, buddy".
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 03:56:29 am
Basically, if you're prediabetic, you have two choices:

1.  Treat yourself as if you're diabetic, and then be able to do stuff once in a while if you like.

2.  Ignore it and then never be able to have a beer or a piece of pie again.

Also, option 3:  You go blind and your toes rot.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on December 02, 2017, 04:18:03 am
Basically, if you're prediabetic, you have two choices:

1.  Treat yourself as if you're diabetic, and then be able to do stuff once in a while if you like.

2.  Ignore it and then never be able to have a beer or a piece of pie again.

Also, option 3:  You go blind and your toes rot.

Well the thing is, I THOUGHT I was eating like a diabetic because I was eating like my wife. It could be midnight baby stress. My whole life is stress.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Trivial on December 02, 2017, 03:30:09 pm
Friend of mine has a prize winning show dog and people that want puppies.  Dog goes into labor, puppy gets stuck breech friend goes to emergency vet.  Vet wants $5,000 up front for heartbeat monitoring, imagery and a spay.  Heartbeat monitoring is unnecessary because whether puppies are alive or dead is inconsequential to needing the c-section.  Imagery isn't needed as a puppy is already stuck so whether or not the c section occurs isn't up for debate.  Because it's a breeding dog she doesn't want the spay.

All emergency vets open were from the same company and said exact same thing.  She went home and pulled the dead puppy, normal vet was then available,  c-section saved two puppies but they lost another.

Friend of hers had similar story, only vet wanted blood work on top of that. Person agreed, vet waited for blood work to get done before c section, lost all puppies  and spayed the dog.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 04:20:54 pm
Basically, if you're prediabetic, you have two choices:

1.  Treat yourself as if you're diabetic, and then be able to do stuff once in a while if you like.

2.  Ignore it and then never be able to have a beer or a piece of pie again.

Also, option 3:  You go blind and your toes rot.

Well the thing is, I THOUGHT I was eating like a diabetic because I was eating like my wife. It could be midnight baby stress. My whole life is stress.

So go get your A1C taken.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 04:26:12 pm
While I wasn't looking, the left became puritanical.

They seem to have mistaken "havin' a good time" with "privilege", and "getting your monkey on" with "non-consensual arse-biscuitry".

I hearby resign from the WSotTC, on account off all they wound up doing was moving the tracks to a better neighborhood.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 02, 2017, 04:48:45 pm
Also, while the progressives have been busy crucifying sinners, this happened:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/senate-passes-sweeping-republican-tax-overhaul-bill/ar-BBG1kUn
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on December 03, 2017, 05:46:52 pm
I checked the Physician's Desk Reference. Turns my psych med can cause hyperglycemia.  :argh!:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 04, 2017, 05:02:23 am
I checked the Physician's Desk Reference. Turns my psych med can cause hyperglycemia.  :argh!:

So smack it down with some metformin.  It's like $0.05/pill, and all but two of the side effects are beneficial.

The two bad ones are: 

1.  During the first two weeks, 90% chance of horrible intestinal maelstrom, which is unpleasant.  I went through this, but didn't really notice a difference.
2.  Acid ketosis can occur, but if it doesn't happen within two weeks, it won't.  You will know it if it does, on account of high fever and the super power of puking 12 feet across a room.  This is very rare, but if it happens, you have to stop taking it, because it will eventually kill you.

Any doctor will prescribe it for hyperglycemia or diabetes, because it does about 5 good things for you and only has the above possibilities.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Don Coyote on December 04, 2017, 09:21:02 pm
I checked the Physician's Desk Reference. Turns my psych med can cause hyperglycemia.  :argh!:

So smack it down with some metformin.  It's like $0.05/pill, and all but two of the side effects are beneficial.

The two bad ones are: 

1.  During the first two weeks, 90% chance of horrible intestinal maelstrom, which is unpleasant.  I went through this, but didn't really notice a difference.
2.  Acid ketosis can occur, but if it doesn't happen within two weeks, it won't.  You will know it if it does, on account of high fever and the super power of puking 12 feet across a room.  This is very rare, but if it happens, you have to stop taking it, because it will eventually kill you.

Any doctor will prescribe it for hyperglycemia or diabetes, because it does about 5 good things for you and only has the above possibilities.

Metformin and lamictal do not play well together, in that it will cause metformin to stick around longer than it should. I'll talk to my psych about that, and maybe be getting a new primary care physician as the one I currently have fucked up the renewal for my lamictal.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 09, 2017, 04:03:46 am
I'm being made to do online training.  About radicalisation.

I'm actually doing the test, mostly for the lolz, but I'll be damned if I'm emailing my certificate to the training coordinator, when I have an entire thesis on this topic.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on December 09, 2017, 04:28:56 am
I'm being made to do online training.  About radicalisation.

I'm actually doing the test, mostly for the lolz, but I'll be damned if I'm emailing my certificate to the training coordinator, when I have an entire thesis on this topic.

this is like that time I had to take online training about how to not fall for email scams.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 09, 2017, 04:53:50 am
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 09, 2017, 04:54:17 am
What they didn't tell you is that the test itself was an online scam.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 11, 2017, 03:33:20 am
So, I haven't made a post on actual in the office work stupidity in a while.

Here you go:

Today, our front door broke (our day shift colleague, upon hearing the engineer wouldn't be back for a couple of hours, allowed a student to try and fix it, breaking it further, but that's another story).

So, anyone could stroll in the front door.

Our reception Xmas tree requires an extension cord to power the lights. The socket for said cord is behind the office main door, while the tree is outside. So, the cord prevents the door from locking.

We have a safe in which all the master keys for the building are kept, inside the main office. No-one ever actually locks the safe.

The door broke at some point while my colleague was on a 2 hour break, meaning in that 2 hour window literally anyone could have strolled in and taken a key giving them full access to the building without even breaking a sweat.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: MMIX on December 11, 2017, 02:38:22 pm
LOL Cain. Your secret santa has a really weird sense of humour.
also Is it really appropriate to call it a safe if it isn't locked? Its actually just a cupboard.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Cain on December 11, 2017, 02:48:25 pm
A really small, metallic cupboard with an elaborate lock.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: MMIX on December 11, 2017, 08:26:35 pm
Yep, that sounds about right
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Chelagoras The Boulder on December 11, 2017, 10:16:05 pm
So I went to a diabetes class this past weekend and they clarified that , no, no matter now low glycemic wine and spirits are, metformin plus alcohol equals hospital visit. So that was a fun illusion while it lasted.
Title: Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
Post by: Freeky on December 11, 2017, 10:34:07 pm
I'm being made to do online training.  About radicalisation.

I'm actually doing the test, mostly for the lolz, but I'll be damned if I'm emailing my certificate to the training coordinator, when I have an entire thesis on this topic.

This is dumb as fuck. your supervisors prove yet again that they are incompetent toolbags.