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

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

 :argh!:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instead of:

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

I have:

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

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

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

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

EDIT: Posted early, whoops.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


this is all normal, eh?


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


this is all normal, eh?


i am tired.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Same story with running larps

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

after 20 minutes, she made me turn it off





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

after 20 minutes, she made me turn it off

It's frankly shit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

...uh...hmm.  Is that all?

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

but yeah, it still kinda sucks

Enterprise and Discovery are good for new folks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What they NEED to do is Star Trek: Howl.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Cramulus is the morale officer and Altered is the counselor. 

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

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

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

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

...

...

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

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

...

...

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

...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

*hit with the sign*

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

*hit with the sign*

"Lets contact the Q continuum and..."

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

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

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




Deserved what they got, IMO.

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

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

*hit with the sign*

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

*hit with the sign*

"Lets contact the Q continuum and..."

*yeeted out the airlock without hesitation*

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

I am all about "emergency" holo programs.

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

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

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

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

LOVE IS REAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

I wanna sign up.

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

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

I wanna sign up.

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

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

The C in engineering stands for "Can Do".

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

I wanna sign up.

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

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

The C in engineering stands for "Can Do".

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

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

I wanna sign up.

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

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

The C in engineering stands for "Can Do".

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

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

I wanna sign up.

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

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

The C in engineering stands for "Can Do".

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

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

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

I wanna sign up.

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

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

The C in engineering stands for "Can Do".

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

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

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

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

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


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

So, literally the plot of Bloodborne?

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

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

So, literally the plot of Bloodborne?

Okay Micolash.

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

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

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

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

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

Youíre the Celestial Emissary.

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

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

You know?

By upper-decking his toilet.



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

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

You know?

By upper-decking his toilet.



Again.

Woop woop! 

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

https://www.somanyofus.com/

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

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


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

Eris, give me strength.



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

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

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

just keeps getting weirder




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

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

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

Eris, give me strength.

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

Eris, give me strength.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

...

Colonic

Sometimes you just need a good purge.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

cause sometimes that's perfect

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

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

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

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

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

cause sometimes that's perfect

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

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

85 F is not "baking hot."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

85 F is not "baking hot."

So I get cold summers and fatal winters.

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

85 F is not "baking hot."

So I get cold summers and fatal winters.

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


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

85 F is not "baking hot."

So I get cold summers and fatal winters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


wait


WAIT



wait.


they're letting you out of Arizona?



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

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


wait


WAIT



wait.


they're letting you out of Arizona?



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

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

This. 

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

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

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

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

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

WEIRD

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just felt like saying it.

I joined when I was 34.

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

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

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

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

I'd like to think I ruined his day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'd like to think I ruined his day.

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

:mittens:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Definitely Not Virgin Waifu Pillow

Unscented Zen

Caramel Social Collapse

Lavender Teargas

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

Definitely Not Virgin Waifu Pillow

Unscented Zen

Caramel Social Collapse

Lavender Teargas

Boring Vanilla Lover

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

What's a RWHN?

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

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


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

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

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

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?

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


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



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


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


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

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

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

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

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



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

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

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



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

No?

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

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



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

No?

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

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

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



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

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

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

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

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



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

No?

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

You're just a shill for Big Cool.

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

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



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

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

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

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



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

No?

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

You're just a shill for Big Cool.

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


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

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

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

What's a RWHN?

Greetings, how goes the day?



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

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

And tribulations?

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

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

I canít leave the apartment.

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

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

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


...




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


...




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


...




But noooooooo.
What in the fuck are you talking about


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


...




But noooooooo.
What in the fuck are you talking about


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

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


...




But noooooooo.

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


...




But noooooooo.

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

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

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

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

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

Im injecting krokodile into my veins ITT

Rank fucking amateur

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

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

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

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


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

Im injecting krokodile into my veins ITT

Rank fucking amateur

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

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

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

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

Im injecting krokodile into my veins ITT

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

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

700,000 people have died from this pandemic.

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

700,000 people have died from this pandemic.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Laughs in 113F*

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christ, what an asshole.

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

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


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

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

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

But hey, at least itís a wet heat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please advise.

In 2020, you only have two choices:

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

or

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

Or whatever the fuck this is

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

Yeah.

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


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

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

BOM:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


somebody must remember where to find this gem of a gif

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

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



DIFFERENT TOPIC

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

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

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



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


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


SO GOOD

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

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

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


That was an AMAZING show.

If youíre not watching ďLovecraft CountryĒ, you should.

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

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

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

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

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

How much not anything?

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

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

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

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

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

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

How would I get it?

Fuckstick, thatís how.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

Why?

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

Why?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:lol:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

how is everyone?

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

how is everyone?

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

HOLY SHIT PIXIE IS BACK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You gotta watch out for those Victoria pirates.