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  1. In over a decade, one person has voted on this threads quality.
  2. I got a guy 30 years for stealing a candy bar. A King Size Payday, because the gods love a little irony. Mandatory minimums are a bitch. What did your guy do? And how did you do it? I thought you were in programming instead of prosecuting?
  3. Congenital Rubella is a great reason to get your shots. It nukes the auditory processing and language processing functions of the brain. Lucy was exposed at a better (relatively speaking) period of gestation such that she is not deaf, and in fact is quite good at the piano, far out of what her other cognitive abilities appear to be. We can't get her reading up to the third grade level, where one stops learning to read and begins reading to learn. She can memorize almost any word and match it to its definition with tremendous facility, but she has so much more trouble connecting those words together that she is a great speller and functional illiterate. She is making tremendous progress. But things (other than piano) are unlikely to ever be easy for her. She likes to draw, she likes to watch movies of course, and she likes legos. I think legos are appealing because the instructions have no words.
  4. "Papa, why is piano easy for me, but school hard? I want be smart all the time. I want know everything." I'll take conversations that make you die a little for $1000, Alex. Lucy has congenital rubella. Neither of the things she wants are possible for any of us, but they are much much harder for her.
  5. So there's a few criticisms I will not levy against a person. I will not complain about their authentic laughter, especially if it nervous, and I will not complain about their singing. Life has little enough joy for either of those to be taken away. That said, my 14yo son sings horribly, loudly, and often enough that I'm spending a lot of time at home with earbuds in. He goes through periods where he is obsessed with certain songs, and does things to them that would make CIA black site interrogators shudder. I've lived through the months long massacre of Defying Gravity (defining tragedy), so much Let it Go that I think hypothermia would be preferable, and now he has discovered the wonderful Awesome Mixtape 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy, which he is murdering one by one like Little Bunny Foo Foo and all those poor field mice. The men in my family go deaf as they get older, and I'm not afraid of that anymore...
  6. https://soundcloud.com/fdaallday/terrence-trent-d-reznor-humpty-in-it-rump-mix
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6MPDAaePVk Truly worth a listen. I'm really loving this song. But then of course, the ghost is me.
  8. It's a melange of paraphilias. That's weird. Real weird. Hell, I'm weird, and that video is WEIRD.
  9. Hollow City, the sequel to Ms. Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. It delivers very well. Teen lit that is more than a little dark. ReaMde, by Neal Stephenson. It's long and drawn out, but he can write whatever the hell he wants to because he's so damn good at it. Multiple storylines over a few realities and a few continents. I enjoyed it a great deal. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King. Ever wonder what happened to little Danny Torrence? Read it and find out. A tale of redemption, family, and sacrifice, both by protagonists and antagonists alike.
  10. Nah that's Boston. Police there are in a competition with NYC, NOLA and LA to see who can be the ungovernably corrupt in the nation.
  11. I wish I'd thought of starting a thread about this podcast. So much to discuss!
  12. The only jobs they seem to NOT be doing is levying the most regressive system of taxation possible. They've stopped issuing tickets and summonses. They are still arresting for cause, which is generally what I thought they were for in the first place. "To protect and serve and ticket and fine and stop and frisk" has made a lot of decent law abiding people hate the idea of interacting with the cops. If they limit themselves to policing criminal behavior that would be fantastic.
  13. There was a sign, a sign I could read on a convenience store. I woke up thinking maybe I could finally find the town, and if I could find the town, maybe I could find the path, and follow the path from a dozen dream memories to the table rock and the cave temple underneath. Little independent convenience stores aren't on google maps, at least this one isn't. If you know a little shi-shi mountain tourist town with a GMVT Convenience (red sign, white lettering) store pretty near the middle of it, let me know. That place has been waiting for me for years.
  14. This was not productive. It furthers the Us v. Them mentality that divides the police from the people. This may get a lot worse if anyone finds this maniac inspiring.
  15. Eliza to the rescue! http://www.newstatesman.com/future-proof/2014/10/ultimate-weapon-against-gamergate-time-wasters-1960s-chat-bot-wastes-their-time Seriously, the girl is 50 now, and she has a lot of fight in her.
  16. I really hope the right side window is closed.
  17. He'd wind up defending a small fenced area on Nauru.
  18. I'm sorry for your loss, Marcus. That sounds like a long road for all of you.
  19. When I was the spouse f-ing up like that, I was having some serious clinical depression. The very best of luck to you.
  20. "Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.”
  21. I've fallen behind, so I'll catch up a bit. First, three loud songs. First, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet Home Alabama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uUQBC3J-7Y Second, The Flaming Lips, It Overtakes Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4O7aI87E3g Third, Twisted Sister, I Wanna Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRwrg0db_zY (Extra no-points if you can tell me what ties them together!)
  22. Wee, sleekit beastie I will kill your whole goddam Furry family. (We have mice, apparently)
  23. Trains - Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash Planes - Back in the U.S.S.R. - The Beatles Automobiles - Thunderkiss '65 - White Zombie
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