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  1. Has the age old argument of how to stat out a spoon finally been answered?!
  2. I guess I might just have to listen to it with fresh ears, mid 90s Allanis saturation was overwhelming. I liked it just fine, but it was no better than just fine I thought. the weird part is the kid I are copacetic on music, there’s very little I like that he doesn’t and vice versa, aside from him not caring for some jazz I like, or Tool. But from the Flaming Lips to Pharaoh Monch to Stevie Wonder to Blue Oyster Cult to Siouxsee and the Banshees, we generally agree. it’s not a tragedy or anything, it was just weird for Jagged Little Pill to be on his list next to Jar of Flies
  3. My eldest son, light of my life, has gone back to college after more than a year hiding from the plague at home. I knew and intended that he would be exposed to different ideas at school, that’s part of what it is for. Meet different people, listen to different music and see different art, and so on. But This child writes me this text yesternight, and I’m still not over it. “I’m listening to jagged little pill. How did you never play this album for me? This shit rules. Robin this might be the best album I’ve heard in a long long time.” His mother and I, we did our best.
  4. I still want to interview that guy. Who commits to a bit that hard? Hundreds of hours, thousands of posts, with no con, no scam, no plea for money that I ever saw. Two Spanish Prisoners but no ransom. It was so brilliant in the simple stupidity of it, the whole premise of the bit was ridiculous, but the commitment sold it. Because who would lie like that so constantly for years for no reason? And why lie about being two nice people instead of just being one nice person? I just frankly long to know what the heck that was all about. It’s been more than a dozen years and my wife is still amused at my surprise, because duh, obviously those weren’t real people. But seriously, who would commit to a bit that thoroughly? No one would except some dude named Fred ( I think it was Fred?) in Missouri somewhere, because that would be insane. I promise you all, if this subject comes up twenty years from now, I will rant about it just the same way I am now.
  5. That was it! Cyber games! I never played under that banner, went straight from the blue book to FREd.
  6. Well trump did try to have pence torn apart by an angry mob. I would hold a grudge over that for a few weeks at least!
  7. I think that was the iteration known as Fusion, or maybe even Fuzion? It was not remembered kindly. I showed up in late ‘01 I believe, right before a board reset I think. Hard the imagine that was nearly 20 years ago! Thought you looked different than I remembered. I’ve often thought that the best heroes do well without a secret identity, and I’m glad you’ve apparently arrived at the same conclusion.
  8. A summary of the current state of the nation.
  9. Felony murder. It’s a law that states that a person is guilty of murder if a death occurred during the course of the commission of a felony by that person, regardless of the foreseeability of that death, intent to cause harm, or the cause of that death. In short, if a person’s coconspirator tazes themselves in the nuts and has a fatal heart attack while that first person is part of that active conspiracy, that person is guilty of felony murder. If a little old lady falls down the stairs and breaks her neck running away from the burglar she saw leaving her neighbor’s apartment, that burglar is guilty of felony murder. If a con man’s victim, overwrought with grief at losing everything, shoots himself, that’s still felony murder. If the swat team shoots the wrong people because they can’t aim or they went to wrong address trying to stop a hostage situation, the original defendant is still guilty of felony murder. if a conspiracy charge ties these defendants to everything that happened at the capital, there are four counts of felony murder that may be added to the charges. They are potentially in a lot of trouble, and appropriately so. Whether you incite or join a riot or an insurrection, you sign off on the idea that people might get hurt or die.
  10. Dr. Arliss Loveless from Wild Wild West, which I guess is pulp? Steampunk? Compellingly bad? edit: love me “Some More News,” along with the Worst Year Ever podcast. (The podcast was quite presciently named last fall, in honor of the upcoming interminable political season. The year immediately outstripped the plan, but sure did fit the title.)
  11. I meant the rest of his numerous federal crimes.
  12. If he’s impeached, pence can pardon him. So I’m torn - I’m pretty sure we (all of us on earth) a a bit less safe with him in office, but I long to see him prosecuted. He will doubtless attempt to pardon himself, and it’s definitely about time the pardon power was limited in some way (by judicial fiat) but Pence’s power to pardon him seems plenary to me unless pence is a codefendant. If we don’t prosecute him, government corruption becomes even more open and free of consequences. We clearly need to rein it in a great deal.
  13. Nah, just the person who says “Actually he’s just called The Doctor...”. That person is number 6 on my punching list.
  14. Tony Stark, maybe just him five times. Theo from The Haunting of Hill House, either the book or the first magnificent film (holy cow is that a deep watch!) trying to come up with five new ones... Iago the parrot. Or maybe just Gilbert Gottfried Doctor Who. Correct me and you can be number six Tyler Durden. I know there is a flaw in my cunning plan, but when a character yields such a truly unpleasantly toxic, lame fan-base he must be punched hard in the face.
  15. Good news! As far as the doctors setting the global standard for treating my cancer can tell, I currently don’t have cancer. Happy New Year Everyone! Turned out to be good enough odds. Thank all the gods, even the Old Ones. On a critical fail this cancer pulls out the old Iron Crown tables.
  16. I felt fine before my initial diagnosis, so my usual reserves of aplomb and overconfidence have been sorely diminished. the PET scan was easy - I’m cool with tight spaces and the hard part is not falling asleep and trying to roll over. I’ll hear about the results in a day or two. My neck can’t take any more radiation. If they didn’t kill all the cancer, what seemed incredibly hard when I was going through it before will have been the easy part. My fantastic odds will have become much, much worse. I’ll find out in a day or two. The odds are currently very much in my favor, like 19 to 1. I’d bet on me right now. If the dealer has an ace in that hole I’ve got a real problem. 2 days to find out.
  17. Tomorrow is my PET scan, to find out if I’m fine or so very terribly horribly not. To say I am anxious about the latter possibility is an extreme understatement. To help, my subconscious has been serenading me with Freddy Mercury singing “Who Wants to Live Forever?” for the past three days. Me. That’s who. Me. I do.
  18. Yahoo News freaked me out a bit this morning, re-publishing Aretha Franklin’s obituary. it freaked me out a bit because I clearly remember that Clint Eastwood died shortly after finishing The Mule. I recall the news reports, the obits, a brief blurb on NPR about the funeral. I don’t know what to think about it, aside from the fact that I was clearly mistaken as far as what we call objective reality is concerned. do any of you remember a woman briefly playing for the Toronto Bluejays back in the ‘80s? For like half a season? Newsweek wrote an article about her? She chewed tobacco somewhat messily, cursed a bit during interviews, and frankly wasn’t a very good fielder, but it was the ‘80s and Toronto wasn’t exactly on fire back then. I can’t find any evidence now on the internet that this actually happened, but damn I remember it pretty well. do any of you have anything like this? Not part of a mass mis-remembrance of history, but some historical event you remember that doesn’t seem to have actually happened?
  19. Love me some Beau. In my fantasy land I want to share way too much bourbon with him and Robert Evans, and just listen to the war stories while we talk about how to fix the whole world.
  20. Hey all! treatment for throat cancer is allegedly more physically challenging than most. It certainly did suck at the end, and the healing process has continued to be somewhere between painful and merely aggravating since. By the end of October I had received all the radiation my neck can take, I think ever. We will take a look via PET scan on December 28 to see if they got it or not. Dear lord I hope so. I feel more or less fine, but far from perfect. The waiting is the hardest part right now: without the PET scan I’m Schroedinger’s cat, both fine and doomed simultaneously. I’m still having a hard time keeping my weight up, a ridiculous complaint for a middle aged American. Eggnog is a fantastic way to inhale calories, and I am getting a bit sick of it. I look much better than I did a month ago, so everyone in the house is looking at me less balefully than they did before. as far as we can currently tell, I don’t have cancer anymore. As far as we can tell right now. December 28 will, I dearly hope, provide better evidence for that conclusion.
  21. I’m an American, and this is news to me too. I think the massive weight of historical legalized and codified white supremacy will continue to have an impact on our culture and individual outcomes for a long time. There is a lot of litter, we have to work together to clean it up. No blame, no guilt, just a mess that needs cleaning. We need to keep the conversation focused and refocused on that. I would also humbly submit that one reason we continue to talk on and on about white privilege is so we don’t talk about class privilege, which is to my (admittedly white) mind a greater problem, and one that White Privilege is used to obfuscate.
  22. I misunderstood the original rules. I thought that only one of our team of five could be an alien, and not that we would also have for our team an additional member who was an alien. The Blob most certainly is an alien, (came down with a meteor). I can happily replace it if anyone thinks that would be more fair, or use it as my alien pick.
  23. Hmm.... I have a plan coming together online my head, and it might not work, but I’m going for it. For my big guy I will pick my one Alien. In a small freezer in the submarine base’s mess hall is a tupperware marked “Agent J’s Jello Shots. If you touch it you die.” Only the second half is true. The Jell-O shots are actually a small, frozen fraction of The Blob.
  24. I’m picking my shapeshifter as well today - the Judas Breed from Mimic. The Judas Breed is a genetically modified bug, that evolves through rapid parthenogenesis to resemble its intended prey.
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