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    Re: M'Aidez! M'Aidez!

    Post by NebulaJack on Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:49 am

    This thread has been dead for a week, so I started a new one.
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    Re: M'Aidez! M'Aidez!

    Post by kegs on Mon May 30, 2016 1:59 pm

    NebulaJack wrote:
    kegs wrote:
    James.k.Polk wrote:
    kegs wrote:So what do we all think about io9 now that Rob's the editor? Could/would we all go there and turn it into TR 2.0?

    I'm personally happy for him.

    however...

    His humor seems to have been blunted and he seems way more preoccupied with ideas of racial justice and gender issues than he used to be.  It's a weird thing because I don't remember him having that much to say about things like that in his TR days.   To me that's off-putting because I can get hit over the head with how terrible I am because I am a white male anywhere.  

    I'd like to see him write more in his snarky, sometimes vicious style of humor.

    But I think he's captaining another sinking ship, so he's gotta do what he's gotta do.

    By sinking ship I mean Gawker already folder io9 into Gizmodo.  I'm sure the idea is to boil the io9 content down to generic levels so as not to be too different from what they do on Jizzmodo.

    see now how I am bitter?

    You seem bitter.

    I'm totally happy for Rob, and Io9 is fun to look at, but I don't think it'll ever be like TR. Then again, I don't think any site will ever fill that void.

    Yeah, I'm starting to feel like Roy Batty at the end of Blade Runner... "I've read things you people wouldn't believe. Brickhousebunny21 on fire! I watched Squid jizz glitter in the dark near the Hogwarts Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like Tohts...melting...in pain. Time to die"
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    Re: M'Aidez! M'Aidez!

    Post by NebulaJack on Mon May 30, 2016 11:48 am

    kegs wrote:
    James.k.Polk wrote:
    kegs wrote:So what do we all think about io9 now that Rob's the editor? Could/would we all go there and turn it into TR 2.0?

    I'm personally happy for him.

    however...

    His humor seems to have been blunted and he seems way more preoccupied with ideas of racial justice and gender issues than he used to be.  It's a weird thing because I don't remember him having that much to say about things like that in his TR days.   To me that's off-putting because I can get hit over the head with how terrible I am because I am a white male anywhere.  

    I'd like to see him write more in his snarky, sometimes vicious style of humor.

    But I think he's captaining another sinking ship, so he's gotta do what he's gotta do.

    By sinking ship I mean Gawker already folder io9 into Gizmodo.  I'm sure the idea is to boil the io9 content down to generic levels so as not to be too different from what they do on Jizzmodo.

    see now how I am bitter?

    You seem bitter.

    I'm totally happy for Rob, and Io9 is fun to look at, but I don't think it'll ever be like TR. Then again, I don't think any site will ever fill that void.
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    Re: M'Aidez! M'Aidez!

    Post by kegs on Mon May 30, 2016 10:00 am

    James.k.Polk wrote:
    kegs wrote:So what do we all think about io9 now that Rob's the editor? Could/would we all go there and turn it into TR 2.0?

    I'm personally happy for him.

    however...

    His humor seems to have been blunted and he seems way more preoccupied with ideas of racial justice and gender issues than he used to be.  It's a weird thing because I don't remember him having that much to say about things like that in his TR days.   To me that's off-putting because I can get hit over the head with how terrible I am because I am a white male anywhere.  

    I'd like to see him write more in his snarky, sometimes vicious style of humor.

    But I think he's captaining another sinking ship, so he's gotta do what he's gotta do.

    By sinking ship I mean Gawker already folder io9 into Gizmodo.  I'm sure the idea is to boil the io9 content down to generic levels so as not to be too different from what they do on Jizzmodo.

    see now how I am bitter?

    You seem bitter.
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    Re: M'Aidez! M'Aidez!

    Post by James.k.Polk on Mon May 30, 2016 8:25 am

    kegs wrote:So what do we all think about io9 now that Rob's the editor? Could/would we all go there and turn it into TR 2.0?

    I'm personally happy for him.

    however...

    His humor seems to have been blunted and he seems way more preoccupied with ideas of racial justice and gender issues than he used to be. It's a weird thing because I don't remember him having that much to say about things like that in his TR days. To me that's off-putting because I can get hit over the head with how terrible I am because I am a white male anywhere.

    I'd like to see him write more in his snarky, sometimes vicious style of humor.

    But I think he's captaining another sinking ship, so he's gotta do what he's gotta do.

    By sinking ship I mean Gawker already folder io9 into Gizmodo. I'm sure the idea is to boil the io9 content down to generic levels so as not to be too different from what they do on Jizzmodo.

    see now how I am bitter?
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    Re: M'Aidez! M'Aidez!

    Post by kegs on Mon May 30, 2016 7:31 am

    So what do we all think about io9 now that Rob's the editor? Could/would we all go there and turn it into TR 2.0?
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    Post by NebulaJack on Sat May 28, 2016 11:00 pm

    Spring allergy season has really kicked into high gear this week. Itchy eyes and sneezing has left me feeling ultra shitty lately.
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    Re: M'Aidez! M'Aidez!

    Post by NebulaJack on Mon May 23, 2016 3:08 pm

    James.k.Polk wrote:There's been some use of facebook chat which provides the banter element this forum seems to lack.

    Also I had a seriously stressful weekend and it's getting better I hope but I'm still kind of in limbo.


    I know the feeling. Hope you feel better soon.
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    Post by James.k.Polk on Mon May 23, 2016 10:54 am

    There's been some use of facebook chat which provides the banter element this forum seems to lack.

    Also I had a seriously stressful weekend and it's getting better I hope but I'm still kind of in limbo.

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    Post by Patch on Mon May 23, 2016 8:41 am

    This is how my project has come along so far.
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    And the new cedar wall. I couldn't get Mexico to pay for my wall.


    I need more cedar to finish the sides, then I'm adding a barn tin ceiling, new fans, and some trim paint and it will be done. I do like the smell of the cedar. Hopefully I gapped it enough to expand. It was crazy humid yesterday so maybe it swelled some before I hung it.
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    Re: M'Aidez! M'Aidez!

    Post by Patch on Mon May 23, 2016 8:33 am

    NebulaJack wrote:Is it me, or does this place feel like a ghost town lately?

    I've been busy with work and my home projects. With summer coming I have a lot of plans to get done around here. I want to have my back porch remodel done in the next week or two. I'm going to concerts the next 2 weekend, so I'll be busy trying to fit in finishing it. Then I'm going to start in on my dining room remodel. I'm doing these based on what supplies will cost. These are the two cheapest, since I can do the work myself. The kitchen remodel will be the biggest project and I'll have to get some outside help.

    I want to tear out a wall between the kitchen and living room. Build another pantry, new counter tops, raised bar, sink, ceiling height cabinets, since I'm going to lose some on the other side. I can do a lot of it, probably could do most of it, but the time it would take would be a pain in the ass.
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    Post by rkwsuperstar on Sun May 22, 2016 10:00 pm

    NebulaJack wrote:Is it me, or does this place feel like a ghost town lately?

    I haven't been on the computer lately. This week was pretty busy for me, so I mostly on my tablet and I can't get here from there
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    Post by NebulaJack on Sun May 22, 2016 11:47 am

    Is it me, or does this place feel like a ghost town lately?
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    Post by NebulaJack on Thu May 19, 2016 11:44 am

    Heard the sound of rain outside while I was asleep last night/this morning. Checked the weather just now, and it looks like it'll be raining off an on today during my sign shift. Oh boy.

    Also, new poll's up.
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    Post by Patch on Thu May 19, 2016 8:02 am

    Schools almost out. I'm ready for summer to get here but it will be a busy one. I have one playing volleyball, one playing 7 on 7, another heading to Europe. Then various camps on top of that. I figure I'll have something going at least 4 or 5 days a week. Should wind down around end of July.
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    Post by Patch on Thu May 19, 2016 7:58 am

    NebulaJack wrote:Patch, here's some pics from that Bernie costume thing I did last week:

    http://imgur.com/a/zFZXo

    Nice
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    Post by NebulaJack on Wed May 18, 2016 9:29 pm

    Today seems to be the beginning of "hay fever" season. My sign waiving shift was punctuated by a lot of sneezing and itchy eyes. I felt mildly crappy for most of the latter half of the shift, but not too bad. Now that I'm home, I feel tired, but restless. Yay.
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    Post by NebulaJack on Tue May 17, 2016 11:57 pm

    Patch, here's some pics from that Bernie costume thing I did last week:

    http://imgur.com/a/zFZXo
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    Re: M'Aidez! M'Aidez!

    Post by kegs on Tue May 17, 2016 10:36 am

    rkwsuperstar wrote:@kegs, look what I found.  http://www.maplematch.com/
    "Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency."

    I worry about the person who'd consider me the ideal partner.

    and also, when Trump gets in the first border wall going up will be ours. sorry.
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    Post by rkwsuperstar on Mon May 16, 2016 9:18 pm

    @kegs, look what I found. http://www.maplematch.com/
    "Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency."
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    Post by NebulaJack on Mon May 16, 2016 4:54 pm

    Patch wrote:
    NebulaJack wrote:Hey guys.

    Went over to a nightclub run by a friend of mine for a Bernie Sanders event, that included a costume contest. I won $40. I'd previously made arrangements to swap todays shift at work with a friend, so I could be out lat at the bar and not have to get up early for work. Thus, today's been spent almost entirely in bed, and I've only just gotten up. I feel like I should have some guilt for squandering such a lovely day, but honestly, it's felt nice recharging my battery. How are the rest of you enjoying your saturday?

    What was the costume? Got a pic?

    I dressed up as Bernie. I'll post a pic later tonight or tomorrow. For now, I'm tired from getting up early for doctors appointments, so I'm taking a siesta nap.
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    Post by Patch on Mon May 16, 2016 9:08 am

    NebulaJack wrote:Hey guys.

    Went over to a nightclub run by a friend of mine for a Bernie Sanders event, that included a costume contest. I won $40. I'd previously made arrangements to swap todays shift at work with a friend, so I could be out lat at the bar and not have to get up early for work. Thus, today's been spent almost entirely in bed, and I've only just gotten up. I feel like I should have some guilt for squandering such a lovely day, but honestly, it's felt nice recharging my battery. How are the rest of you enjoying your saturday?

    What was the costume? Got a pic?
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    Post by kegs on Mon May 16, 2016 8:07 am

    rkwsuperstar wrote:I've been wondering why I've developed a callous on the palm of my right hand near my wrist and on a couple of my fingers.  I just figured it out.  It's from my walker.  Just took me 9 weeks to figure it out.

    Yep. Walkers. Nothing but trouble.

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    Post by rkwsuperstar on Sat May 14, 2016 9:50 pm

    I've been wondering why I've developed a callous on the palm of my right hand near my wrist and on a couple of my fingers. I just figured it out. It's from my walker. Just took me 9 weeks to figure it out.
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    Post by NebulaJack on Sat May 14, 2016 8:55 pm

    Hey guys.

    Went over to a nightclub run by a friend of mine for a Bernie Sanders event, that included a costume contest. I won $40. I'd previously made arrangements to swap todays shift at work with a friend, so I could be out lat at the bar and not have to get up early for work. Thus, today's been spent almost entirely in bed, and I've only just gotten up. I feel like I should have some guilt for squandering such a lovely day, but honestly, it's felt nice recharging my battery. How are the rest of you enjoying your saturday?

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