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  1. 19 hours ago, Bazza said:

     

    Whatever happened to Kara & Rachel? 

     

    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. 

  2. On 2/13/2021 at 1:56 PM, Lord Liaden said:

    Reportedly Trump and Pence really got into it in their first meeting after the riot. Even Trump's closest allies are fed up with that ungrateful, selfish, backstabbing pumpkin. Trump is the epitome of, "What have you done for me lately?"

    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!

  3. 8 hours ago, Starlord said:

    Yeah, I read "Biodiversity".  :)

     

    Happy Anniversary!

     

    I was originally part of the old boards from the very late 90s (I forget the exact name) myself.

    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! 

    47 minutes ago, Dr.Device said:

     

    Yeah, I was on the previous boards as well.  But any dates associated with those have been lost in the mists of time.

     

     

    Thanks.

     

    My gaming groups have generally had decent gender diversity (even back when I was pretending to be a guy), but otherwise, yeah, pretty pale, overall.

     

     

    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. 

  4. 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.  

  5. 8 hours ago, unclevlad said:

     

    The problem is too many people could qualify....

     

    Well now that means we need a game.  Which comic, gaming, sci fi, or pulp villain is Donald Trump?  DT offers up the Wicked Witch of the West.  

     

    I think I'll go with Brain for now, from Pinky and the Brain.  Besides, that way I can cast Giuliani as Pinky.

    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.)

  6. 14 hours ago, csyphrett said:

    Its starting to come out that some of the new Republicans were tweeting where Nancy Pelosi were as the Service moved her around. There's talk about excluding them from action in the house and senate

    CES 

    you can't pardon an impeachment. it has to be rescinded

    CES

    I meant the rest of his numerous federal crimes. 

  7. 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. 

  8. 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. 

     

  9. 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!

    On 12/29/2020 at 2:47 AM, Old Man said:

    Yes, we're all pulling for you BD.  Victory on a 17- sounds like pretty good odds.

    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. 

  10. 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. 

  11. 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?

  12. 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. 
     

     

  13. 50 minutes ago, TrickstaPriest said:

     

    White Privilege sessions?  In which class?

     

    I went to school in Canada, so this is completely alien to me.

    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. 

  14. 22 hours ago, csyphrett said:

    I am going to allow the Blob and the Robot Monster as picks. 

    CES

    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. 

  15. 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. 

  16. 3 hours ago, Cygnia said:

    I don't want to be a reverse-snob, but more often than not, I tend to like the less expensive wines to tipple.

    Yep! I really like the Apothic blends, and that’s the most I need to spend!  My (very rich, usually very frugal) friend poured me a glass of a ‘68 Margaux, in spite of my protests that it was a terrible waste of great wine on an ignorant tongue, and it definitely tasted like wine. 

  17. On 8/30/2020 at 9:44 PM, IndianaJoe3 said:

     

    What an exciting bad idea this is! This little number presents a few entertaining ergonomic opportunities. The external flange (aka the base) is really very small, without rounded edges. This makes for a very likely, rather unpleasant fishing expedition when the poor bottom finds that their own poor bottom has scuttled that cheap little submarine of pain to Davy Jones locker in one of many involuntary convulsions. 
     

    Alternatively, consider the opposite scenario.  The smooth little insertable has a very good chance of being launched across the room quite amusingly, at least in retrospect. Especially with the shocking amount of voltage, you could turn yourself into an agonized, convulsing cannon to the great amusement of anyone who would have stopped you if they were reliable partners. 
     

    Finally, if ever there was a time to shell out a few extra clams, to not pay bottom dollar, it is certainly when playing with insertables and electricity. This little number (2?) will definitely leave the buyer looking like a shocking a-hole. 

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