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    You're confused. That last solution had to be the...

    You're confused. That last solution had to be the Episcopalians. :D
  2. Ah, but due to a felicitous combination of other...

    Ah, but due to a felicitous combination of other things to do and utter disinterest, the only "memes" I ever see are those I encounter right here, when I accidentally click on the Memes thread. And...
  3. SIA

    SIA
  4. Why????

    Why????
  5. NPC?

    NPC?
  6. Thread: Meme

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    Something wrong with that? :ptpt:

    Something wrong with that? :ptpt:
  7. As someone who goes to church about once every 10...

    As someone who goes to church about once every 10 years, I don't appreciate the recurrent fad of changing all the music, messing with the liturgy to make it "relevant," and the like. In fact, I...
  8. I'd settle for a journalism major who knows the...

    I'd settle for a journalism major who knows the difference between "rein" and "reign."
  9. As Ginger always tells us, those kids aren't...

    As Ginger always tells us, those kids aren't really hungry. If they were, they would eat whatever was put before them. You know, the way poor people always have.

    Personally, I never saw this...
  10. Thread: Meme

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    2629

    2629
  11. Well, it appears Apple claims it doesn't, either....

    Well, it appears Apple claims it doesn't, either. As hard as I find that to believe, I do know that they're no help at all when you forget how to access your device, so maybe they're telling the...
  12. True, but the scope of the warrant limits what...

    True, but the scope of the warrant limits what the police can seize, sometimes where they can look for it, and how they can use it. If they have a warrant to search for an incriminating letter from...
  13. Good question, and I don't actually know the...

    Good question, and I don't actually know the answer, although it surely must have come up at one time. However, if I understand things correctly, Apple actually does possess the information. I think...
  14. It's not as if these are new issues; only the...

    It's not as if these are new issues; only the technology is new. There have been encrypted communications, public and private carriers of correspondence, and storage of documents since humans learned...
  15. I have no idea about the effectiveness of your...

    I have no idea about the effectiveness of your wife's union, but whether or not it holds meetings doesn't tell me it's a union in name only. It may be, but lots of ineffective organizations hold many...
  16. Depends on the government agency, depends on the...

    Depends on the government agency, depends on the union. The USPS has always been a strange entity. I don't know if any federal employees have meaningful representation; I've never worked for the...
  17. OK. Was there a point to that?

    OK. Was there a point to that?
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    Thanks. Wouldn't it be great if they turn out to...

    Thanks. Wouldn't it be great if they turn out to be "Team of the 20s?"
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    That's just sad. Baltimore used to have a...

    That's just sad. Baltimore used to have a football team.
  20. 3 bonus points for cleverness, but team...

    3 bonus points for cleverness, but team Nova/Ginger is disqualified for politics in the tech forum.
  21. I can't imagine why you are friends with such...

    I can't imagine why you are friends with such irresponsible people. Perhaps you're really just acquaintances, and this is not the whole story.
  22. If I recall correctly, it's what used to be...

    If I recall correctly, it's what used to be called a "house union." It's basically a bargaining agent created by the employer to forestall the organization of an industry by an actual, independent...
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    NFL Playoffs

    OK, I don't watch a lot of sports these days, and even more rarely football, but the 'Niners are in the playoffs, and I'm stuck at home alone with the dogs, so I figured out how to pull up the...
  24. The Postal Service is notorious for its lousy...

    The Postal Service is notorious for its lousy treatment of employees. Period. They break every rule, and the union that represents the employees is toothless.
  25. Ah, well that's all right then. I was imagining...

    Ah, well that's all right then. I was imagining masses of frozen Texans.
  26. Where in Texas does it get that cold????

    Where in Texas does it get that cold????
  27. I can't believe you said that! You're my evil...

    I can't believe you said that! You're my evil twin for sure. When HRH and I went to Scotland for my nephew's graduation, I said that Scots speaking English sound as if they're gargling sharp rocks...
  28. Thread: Meme

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    I don't know Paul Krugman from Adam's off ox, but...

    I don't know Paul Krugman from Adam's off ox, but I do recall there were several incidents back when WiFi was relatively new, in which offensive content on the computers of a number of people was...
  29. Thread: Meme

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    Ah, fuck off.

    Ah, fuck off.
  30. Doubtful. I can decipher the speech of stroke...

    Doubtful. I can decipher the speech of stroke victims, born-deaf people who speak, people with heavy Middle Eastern, Eastern European, and Asian accents, and all manner of speech impediments. Small...
  31. Needed subtitles.

    Needed subtitles.
  32. I understand that a law was enacted in 2019 in...

    I understand that a law was enacted in 2019 in California that requires all boards of directors of corporations to have at least one female board member. I would like to offer my services. Also HRH's.
  33. Nor did I hear any antisemitism in that ad....

    Nor did I hear any antisemitism in that ad. Perhaps it isn't there; perhaps there's code that we missed. The entire Trump thing is a distraction. Trump's a boor and undoubtedly has at least some of...
  34. Then how is the author quoted in the OP intending...

    Then how is the author quoted in the OP intending to "shut [you] up?" He specifically addresses Jews who tolerate one sort or source of antisemitism but excuse another.
  35. I didn't know you were Jewish.

    I didn't know you were Jewish.
  36. Perhaps you know the author far better than I;...

    Perhaps you know the author far better than I; this was my first encounter with his writing, so I wasn't looking for attitudes not apparent from the words themselves.

    In case you missed it,...
  37. Perhaps you know the author far better than I;...

    Perhaps you know the author far better than I; this was my first encounter with his writing, so I wasn't looking for attitudes not apparent from the words themselves.

    In case you missed it,...
  38. Anti-Semitism: An Equal-Opportunity Ugliness

    Sorry for the pay wall. You can beat it by temporarily turning off Java in your browser.



    Yes, it's The Atlantic; get over the source if that's your first reaction.

    Yes, it's balanced;...
  39. Rule #1: No metal or pets in the microwave.

    Rule #1: No metal or pets in the microwave.
  40. You don't have to convince me. Sometimes it's...

    You don't have to convince me. Sometimes it's worse: it's just about money. In the course of some tangentially related litigation in the late 1980s, I learned that a researcher developed the first...
  41. True but not dispositive.

    True but not dispositive.
  42. If the boss won't act, what else can you do?...

    If the boss won't act, what else can you do? Believe me, 8 years managing swimming pools, I know all about the health department. Sometimes you just have to do what has to be done. Think about the...
  43. Tell anyone who gets an attitude to feed him at...

    Tell anyone who gets an attitude to feed him at their home or place of business. If I were a customer or employee, I'd make a report to the health department. You can bet they don't withhold...
  44. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/6...

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  45. Hear, hear!

    Hear, hear!
  46. I wrestled a lot of boys back in the day, but the...

    I wrestled a lot of boys back in the day, but the only competition was for my virtue. :devil:
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    She probably calls him "Lucy" at home. ETA:...

    She probably calls him "Lucy" at home.

    ETA: There's kind of a weird resemblance between them.
  48. Thread: Meme

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    We don't take ours down until my birthday (the...

    We don't take ours down until my birthday (the real one). Which coincides with MLK Day. Then we put the all-season tree back in the place of honor.
  49. Thread: Meme

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    :eek: Already????!!!

    :eek: Already????!!!
  50. https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rgs/alice01th.gif

    https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rgs/alice01th.gif
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    :rofl: You win.

    :rofl:

    You win.
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    For me to set a goal for books to read would be...

    For me to set a goal for books to read would be like a junkie setting a goal to shoot up more often. I downloaded 89 books this past year, and with the exception of about a half-dozen by new authors...
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    I dunno, bro. Uncle D went in the military at 17...

    I dunno, bro. Uncle D went in the military at 17 also. It was that or reform school. Gotta say, he became and remained a contributing member of society, but he was kind of an asshole his whole life.
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    No argument there. The answer to almost all of...

    No argument there.

    The answer to almost all of society's ills would be good parenting, if that were not in such short supply.
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    I deplore this because no one deserves to be...

    I deplore this because no one deserves to be jumped and beaten to death, but I doubt it was "over $1." I read as much as I could find about it, and something doesn't track. I sincerely hope the...
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    Many of the people legally drinking are.

    Many of the people legally drinking are.
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    Actually, I think it's probably easiest for...

    Actually, I think it's probably easiest for people who are unconflicted about their philosophical views, whether those be religious or not, and especially those with no unfinished business with the...
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    All interesting analysis, but how does that...

    All interesting analysis, but how does that translate if you're the one who has to decide if and when to "pull the plug?" Yes, there is more to the concept of "brain death" now than even a few years...
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    Well, there are at least two people here with...

    Well, there are at least two people here with undergraduate degrees in hard sciences who disagree as to your statement that I've bolded above, so it seems probable there are also those among us who...
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    Nah, the owls are all over the house,...

    Nah, the owls are all over the house, year-'round. We just change their hats for each season. That one was keeping the poodle from inspecting all the presents.
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    Gina

    Gina
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    2570

    2570
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    high-heeled

    high-heeled
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    End of the Road

    We've had a lot of discussions on this forum regarding various beliefs as to when life begins. I'm curious about when you think life ends, an equally challenging issue, IMO, if not more so.
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    who

    who
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    Hindenburg

    Hindenburg
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    Goodyears

    Goodyears.

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  68. Happy Birthday and chag sameach!

    Happy Birthday and chag sameach!
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    After reading the anecdote, I conclude that was...

    After reading the anecdote, I conclude that was intended to be "rogue." Alas.
  70. Last year, we had to turn around within a few...

    Last year, we had to turn around within a few miles from our destination and drive back to spend the first night of our Lake Tahoe vacation in Sacramento, because the pass was closed due to an...
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    Nah, HRH is out taking the big dog for her...

    Nah, HRH is out taking the big dog for her evening perambulation. I'm sitting here in my lovely new warm slippers, keeping the elderly dachshund company. :D

    We had lovely gifts, good company, and...
  72. Where is it?

    Where is it?
  73. But it's without! I don't even like booze in my...

    But it's without! I don't even like booze in my eggnog.
  74. That's me, by Gawd! Went so far right, I'm left...

    That's me, by Gawd! Went so far right, I'm left again. Or Maybe it's the other way around...:confused::confused:

    Actually, it's just all about me. I don't care what Trump or BJ thinks. You post...
  75. I dated one, long ago. He was pretty naive and a...

    I dated one, long ago. He was pretty naive and a lousy dancer, but I've known a lot of dull-normals who were naive and lousy dancers, too. He definitely wasn't tortured.
  76. When the ancient (vintage 1958) toilet in my...

    When the ancient (vintage 1958) toilet in my house in Florida finally gave up, my plumber proposed we move the one (same general era) from the bathroom in what had been the original owner's workshop...
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    Nope, the winter of '65 (no joke - even though...

    Nope, the winter of '65 (no joke - even though that's also part of a song).



    I think almost everybody who grew up around a family member who had lived through the Depression had a story...
  78. Probably no longer relevant, like a lot of fairly...

    Probably no longer relevant, like a lot of fairly recent history, but does anyone besides me recall who established trade relations with Communist China, which had been an international pariah under...
  79. :rofl: I haven't watched SNL since the late 70s,...

    :rofl: I haven't watched SNL since the late 70s, but if that's the kind of thing they're doing now, I might watch once in a while.
  80. But where would they charge their EVs if they...

    But where would they charge their EVs if they left California? They'd all have to move to Seattle, Portland, or Denver, which is not going to make you popular with Gingersnap.

    Most of the overpaid...
  81. :shrug: It's your vet bill. Unless this is your...

    :shrug: It's your vet bill. Unless this is your clever way of getting rid of them. In that case, I could recommend things that are faster and more certain. Dumb cane is likely to just cost you money.
  82. It is a tough question, particularly in the...

    It is a tough question, particularly in the context of a culture that pays lip service to preventing and punishing sexual assault, but refuses to deal with many of the root causes of these difficult...
  83. With cats in the house????? :eek:

    With cats in the house????? :eek:
  84. AHEM. Where are the Christmas emojis?

    Just askin'. :(
  85. Several of my gifts were lost by US Customs, and...

    Several of my gifts were lost by US Customs, and I'm STILL done.

    The easiest ones are the people who prefer getting a card that says I made a donation to their favorite charity. But the stockings...
  86. I thought so from just the headline. As one reads...

    I thought so from just the headline. As one reads more, this is no more about burning a gay symbol than Klan activity in the yard of a black family's home is about burning a Christian symbol. It's...
  87. That is, bar none, the stupidest "game" I've ever...

    That is, bar none, the stupidest "game" I've ever heard of, and I've known a lot of male humans in my life. Why don't you guys just pee on things, like the males of most species?
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    I'd think most of the alcohol has burned off by...

    I'd think most of the alcohol has burned off by the time it's served, but that's probably a good thing, considering how much he used. What's the thing he keeps pouring it over?
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    Wow, do I have memories of the BV back in the...

    Wow, do I have memories of the BV back in the 80s! Well, actually, I mostly have memories of arriving at the BV. After a few Irish coffees, I don't have much recollection of ever leaving the BV. :D
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    That was the first orphans' Christmas Party,...

    That was the first orphans' Christmas Party, IIRC. We had all the other geographic orphans we knew over to our tiny apartment. Beryl, Kathleen, Rob...the little tree we brought home in a taxi. Good...
  91. I have never known that to be anything but the...

    I have never known that to be anything but the "OK" sign. I'm baffled that anyone even noticed.
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    Too many to choose from. The realistic baby...

    Too many to choose from.

    The realistic baby doll I named before I got it (3rd Christmas? about that), which meant parents had quite a challenge figuring out which doll I had decided was named...
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    That's amazing. It's hard enough to make a...

    That's amazing. It's hard enough to make a translation fit the meter in languages of the same family.
  94. And I remember the blizzard of '79 (IIRC - give...

    And I remember the blizzard of '79 (IIRC - give or take a year) in DC. But in '67, I think it was, it was shirt-sleeve weather in December. My question is, and you may not know the answer, is this a...
  95. Says the New Yorker who retired to Florida. ...

    Says the New Yorker who retired to Florida. :rolleyes: Quite apart from all the genuine reasons cited in the article, I, for one, cannot tolerate long being away from the ocean. I'm not picky about...
  96. I don't know from Alaska, but I understand there...

    I don't know from Alaska, but I understand there has been trouble with the Iditarod in recent times due to lack of snow. Is that not so?

    I know almost nothing about climate beyond what I learned...
  97. "Obstruction of Congress" sounds familiar....

    "Obstruction of Congress" sounds familiar....
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    Seen on a car in the Bay Area today: ...

    Seen on a car in the Bay Area today:

    https://www.customsigns.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/b/u/bumper_sticker_159.png
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    shotput

    shotput
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    barf

    barf
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