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by Thad
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 538
Views: 37523

Re: Obituaries

June Foray.



Less than two months shy of her 100th birthday. What a career; what a life; what a talent.
by Thad
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Sonic
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

Re: Sonic

...great. Now I've gone through a stack of hard drives, haven't found it, and I'm all stressed out about it. Not so much over losing that stuff in particular as losing it again after all the trouble I went to to recover it the last time . (There are some old unlabeled hard drives at the bottom of th...
by Thad
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Weather
Replies: 306
Views: 21076

Re: Weather

Crisis averted. I'm still going to need to buy a new AC, but it looks like this one will probably last long enough that I can wait until the fall.
by Thad
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 968
Views: 44790

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

So the Senate has, by a 51-50 vote, agreed to a debate on absolutely nothing . All their previous bills have been so unpopular that in order to secure an absolute bare minimum of votes (including flying in a cancer patient and having the VP break the tie), they went with "TBD". This is Lew...
by Thad
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Sonic
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

Re: Sonic

Crackpot idea time: I recently started blogging again. Then, a few days later, I stopped, because I've got some carpal tunnel or arthritis or something in my right thumb and I'm trying to take it easy. (I am typing this with my left index finger; it is slow going.) Well, since the Archie Sonic comic...
by Thad
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Weather
Replies: 306
Views: 21076

Re: Weather

AC went out last night. Unclear at this point whether a part replacement will do the job or if I need to buy a new one. At least it's happening during monsoons; we're due for a high of 93 today. This makes me even happier about that trip to Flagstaff last month; if the AC was about to crap out on us...
by Thad
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 334
Views: 23545

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

I read Marvel's free Generations preview and I still don't know what the fuck Generations/Legacy really is . Apparently it's mostly time-travel team-ups (Jane travels back in time and teams up with Odinson, Laura travels back in time and teams up with Logan, Amadeus travels back in time and teams up...
by Thad
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Sonic
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

Re: Sonic

If you were going to guess what publisher Sega would move the Sonic comic license to, which would it be?

If you said "IDW", you're right, but don't congratulate yourself too much for such an obvious guess.
by Thad
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 334
Views: 23545

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Some interesting news out of Comic-Con so far. Moore and O'Neill are doing a final volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and then retiring from comics (and apparently Lara Croft is in it?). Morrison and Burnham are doing a sequel to Arkham Asylum, set in the future when Damian is Batman. Noah ...
by Thad
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 968
Views: 44790

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

So the big story out yesterday is that Trump's people are looking for excuses to fire Mueller and his team (so far they haven't found any that are likely to have any legal merit, but work as FUD for Fox News), and Trump has been asking about his power to pardon his associates, his family, and even h...
by Thad
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 129
Views: 10281

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

OK, real talk. TA, I like you. I've known you for, what, 13 years now? I consider you a friend. And I agree with you on most things. In case it's not already abundantly clear at this point, when I criticize you for a character failing, about 75% of the time it's something I see in myself, and don't ...
by Thad
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 129
Views: 10281

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

I wrote something snarky here but thought better of it. I'll try and add something sincere later.
by Thad
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Sonic
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

Re: Sonic

Confirmation from Sega: the Archie Sonic comic is done. 290 issues is a fucking breathtaking run for any comic, let alone a licensed one, let alone a licensed one based on a video game. (In fact, since Archie rebooted with a new #1 a few years ago, Sonic has been the longest-running series that stil...
by Thad
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 129
Views: 10281

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

Classy as always, TA. Classy as always.
by Thad
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)
Replies: 487
Views: 37551

Re: CHAT DUMP (and Quotes)

...I assumed it was satire, making fun of the ridiculousness of the recent resurgence of flat earthers. (Which I also think is largely made up of poes.)
by Thad
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Rooty-tooty point and shootys
Replies: 147
Views: 9281

Re: Rooty-tooty point and shootys

I think the argument is something like this: yes, it is possible that the police will kill you (where "you" is POC in general and African-American males in particular) if you don't have a gun, but if you do have a gun, that makes it even likelier. I'm a white guy and I'm not comfortable te...
by Thad
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: GOP Will Shit Itself
Replies: 530
Views: 31747

Re: GOP Will Shit Itself

Sure, but it still doesn't solve their problem, which is that they don't have any alternative. (They say they do, sure, but it turns out that an overwhelming majority of Americans does not consider "gut Medicaid and cut taxes for the rich" to be an actual alternative.) I wouldn't put it pa...
by Thad
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: GOP Will Shit Itself
Replies: 530
Views: 31747

Re: GOP Will Shit Itself

Schumer seems to be coming out of this looking pretty good. "Hey guys, we agree that the ACA's got problems; why don't you come over here and we can work on some legislation to fix them, together?" is exactly the right tone to strike right now. I suspect the Republicans will just change th...
by Thad
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Rooty-tooty point and shootys
Replies: 147
Views: 9281

Re: Rooty-tooty point and shootys

It's a complex situation, but between "don't let black people have guns because it's a danger to us" and "don't let black people have guns because it's a danger to them" the only difference I see is that conservatives are less condescending. I don't see anybody saying "don'...
by Thad
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: GOP Will Shit Itself
Replies: 530
Views: 31747

Re: GOP Will Shit Itself

McConnell purposes a straight repeal; it immediately collapses . Like, maybe you should have checked with your caucus to see if you had the votes before you announced it, Mitch? Though, TBF, you can hardly blame the guy for expecting 2 senators who voted against the ACA's passage, and voted in favor...