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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,279
Posted By ZirconBlue
Ah, now I know where to pick up a...

Ah, now I know where to pick up a buck-and-a-quarter quarterstaff.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st November 2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,513
Posted By ZirconBlue
I live in Kentucky, self-styled "Horse Capital of...

I live in Kentucky, self-styled "Horse Capital of the World", but am not a fan at all of horse racing as a "sport". I've owned and ridden horses for most of my life, but they were just for casual...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 16th November 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 52,408
Posted By ZirconBlue
I'd take the severance and be out the door.

I'd take the severance and be out the door.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th November 2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,572
Posted By ZirconBlue
That's the one!

That's the one!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th November 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,572
Posted By ZirconBlue
I saw a really cool video of a Corning plant that...

I saw a really cool video of a Corning plant that recylcles glass into fiberglass insulation. That seems a better use than just filling up landfills, to me.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 2nd November 2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 102,109
Posted By ZirconBlue
Please don't. I work for a company that makes...

Please don't. I work for a company that makes laser printers.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 11th October 2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,739
Posted By ZirconBlue
Well, that sucks.

Well, that sucks.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th October 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,739
Posted By ZirconBlue
I seem to recall* that Japan focused on...

I seem to recall* that Japan focused on immunizing school-aged children to prevent spread of flu, rather than focusing on the elderly (who were most at risk).



*This was probably decades ago,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th October 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 21,811
Posted By ZirconBlue
As an insult to AAVE, I'm trying to figure out if...

As an insult to AAVE, I'm trying to figure out if this is racist, or just being a snob.




To most conservatives, any attempt to be inclusive is "taking social consciousness/ political...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 3rd October 2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 118,829
Posted By ZirconBlue
That Girkin's in quite a pickle.

That Girkin's in quite a pickle.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 19th September 2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 102,109
Posted By ZirconBlue
I work for a company that makes multi-function...

I work for a company that makes multi-function laser printers. One of the early pandemic-related component shortages we faced affected fax cards, so we redesigned some models to use an...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 4,943
Posted By ZirconBlue
I guess there's some weird English dialects...

I guess there's some weird English dialects around. What's the point of having different vowels if you pronounce them the same?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th September 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 4,943
Posted By ZirconBlue
How about "Moslem" both looks and sounds stupid,...

How about "Moslem" both looks and sounds stupid, so we shouldn't use it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th September 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 4,943
Posted By ZirconBlue
:clap:

:clap:
Forum: Computers and the Internet 7th September 2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 102,109
Posted By ZirconBlue
Too powerful, sometimes. Word has a nasty habit...

Too powerful, sometimes. Word has a nasty habit of deciding it know better than me how to format things. I'm sure I do a lot of "bad formatting" just trying to force Word to do what I want.
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3,242
Views: 118,966
Posted By ZirconBlue
Well played.

Well played.
Forum: USA Politics 1st September 2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3,242
Views: 118,966
Posted By ZirconBlue
In the sense of "mundane" being "ordinary" or...

In the sense of "mundane" being "ordinary" or "commonplace", then espionage and obstruction probably were mundane in the Trump administration.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th August 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 152,939
Posted By ZirconBlue
That's acute turn of phrase.

That's acute turn of phrase.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd August 2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 95,612
Posted By ZirconBlue
That's a cool looking car. The fake exhaust...

That's a cool looking car. The fake exhaust noise (and simulated gear-shifting) is dumb, though.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th August 2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 176,266
Posted By ZirconBlue
If you're going to be suddenly quarantined, IKEA...

If you're going to be suddenly quarantined, IKEA would be a good place to be locked in. Lots of beds, and a decent amount of food. Swedish Meatballs for everyone!
Forum: Computers and the Internet 12th August 2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 102,109
Posted By ZirconBlue
I was imagining something more like the movie...

I was imagining something more like the movie Face/Off.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 5th August 2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 102,109
Posted By ZirconBlue
Then there's the one with the missionaries and...

Then there's the one with the missionaries and the headhunters. I think I knew what headhunters were from Gilligan's Island, but not being much of a churchgoer as a kid, I think I thought...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,696
Views: 52,408
Posted By ZirconBlue
Cinderella's Castle Doctrine?

Cinderella's Castle Doctrine?
Forum: Education 29th July 2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,572
Posted By ZirconBlue
Their existence, or lack thereof?

Their existence, or lack thereof?
Forum: Education 25th July 2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,572
Posted By ZirconBlue
"Ain't"? I hear it also used for "are not" or...

"Ain't"? I hear it also used for "are not" or "is not".
Forum: Education 25th July 2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,572
Posted By ZirconBlue
I once read that "ain't" was originally used as a...

I once read that "ain't" was originally used as a contraction for "am not". I prefer the contraction my son coined when he was little: "amn't".
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd July 2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 120,288
Posted By ZirconBlue
The headline says "canceled", but it's really...

The headline says "canceled", but it's really just a change of venue, right?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th July 2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By ZirconBlue
Sometimes it's just to take advantage of excess...

Sometimes it's just to take advantage of excess kitchen capacity. They may actually sell different types of food out of the same kitchen via food delivery services.

Then there's the concept of...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 5th July 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 176,266
Posted By ZirconBlue
Yeah, people in my area are largely acting like...

Yeah, people in my area are largely acting like it's all over. Little mask wearing, festivals gearing up, etc. We went to our local Pride festival a couple weekends ago, and, other than the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th June 2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,541
Views: 176,266
Posted By ZirconBlue
Several people I know have recently gotten Covid....

Several people I know have recently gotten Covid. All of them used home tests, so are not included in the case counts. I would guess covid cases are being severely underreported at this time, even...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 30th June 2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 102,109
Posted By ZirconBlue
That's awesome!

That's awesome!
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 29th June 2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,574
Posted By ZirconBlue
I am the very model of modern major atheist . . .

I am the very model of modern major atheist . . .
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 152,939
Posted By ZirconBlue
You would think so. But you might also think...

You would think so. But you might also think that having the logistics of fuel delivery worked out before an invasion would be a good idea, as well.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th June 2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,997
Posted By ZirconBlue
Yeah, San Antonio is a good 2.5- to 3-hour drive...

Yeah, San Antonio is a good 2.5- to 3-hour drive from the border crossing at Piedras ****** / Eagle Pass.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 709
Posted By ZirconBlue
It's great for the neighborhoods, but...

It's great for the neighborhoods, but unfortunately the poor people that live there often get priced out and don't get any of the benefits of the improved neighborhood.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th June 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,022
Posted By ZirconBlue
I do find dark IPA to be amusing, but, while IPAs...

I do find dark IPA to be amusing, but, while IPAs have fragmented somewhat (especially East Coast vs West Coast), the overall trend in my experience (with one notable exception*) in American IPAs has...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,022
Posted By ZirconBlue
IPA's seem to have taken up a lot of shelf space...

IPA's seem to have taken up a lot of shelf space and pushed a lot of the dark beers out. What few stouts and porters still around tend to be flavored with something.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,022
Posted By ZirconBlue
I bought a 6-pack of Sweetwater Chocolate Stout...

I bought a 6-pack of Sweetwater Chocolate Stout that was horribly skunked. Once you taste a skunked beer, you will know it. I contacted the company to report it. They said they couldn't give me a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,022
Posted By ZirconBlue
No, they don't. I've had skunked beer that came...

No, they don't. I've had skunked beer that came in a brown bottle.




And, supposedly, Miller Genuine Draft uses genetically modified hops that aren't so light-sensitive, so are able to use...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 18,530
Posted By ZirconBlue
That's how I read it.

That's how I read it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,169
Posted By ZirconBlue
For the record, I didn't use the word "stupid". ...

For the record, I didn't use the word "stupid". I said "kinda dumb". They're synonyms, so I normally wouldn't bother correcting it, but since you keep putting it in quotation marks I thought I'd...
Forum: Trials and Errors 7th June 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 127,089
Posted By ZirconBlue
The Rouge Vigilante coming this summer to...

The Rouge Vigilante coming this summer to theaters near you. Tagline: "Boy is his face red!"
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th June 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,169
Posted By ZirconBlue
Luckily, we live in a modern world, so I don't...

Luckily, we live in a modern world, so I don't have to give a **** what the Mongols thought. Many place names have changed in my lifetime for various reasons. It took awhile, but the new names...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,169
Posted By ZirconBlue
Unilaterally deciding what to call other people...

Unilaterally deciding what to call other people is weird. If I meet someone from another country and they tell me their name, I'm not gonna decide "nah, I think I'll call you Steve". It seems there...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,169
Posted By ZirconBlue
I still think exonyms are kinda dumb.

I still think exonyms are kinda dumb.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd June 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 95,612
Posted By ZirconBlue
It's my understanding that the real money (actual...

It's my understanding that the real money (actual profit) for the dealers comes from the service department.



source...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,143
Posted By ZirconBlue
The letter was not addressed to assembly line...

The letter was not addressed to assembly line workers.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 25,879
Posted By ZirconBlue
More likely he realized that this thread, like...

More likely he realized that this thread, like all related threads on this forum will be dominated by the transphobes that, for some unknown reason, are obsessed with the topic.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd June 2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,599
Views: 152,939
Posted By ZirconBlue
Did they make the kessel run in twelve parsecs?

Did they make the kessel run in twelve parsecs?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd June 2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,169
Posted By ZirconBlue
Perú

Perú
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