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by freezeblade
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:46 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32222
Views: 2242849

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

B99 Puns
Spoiler:
Terrible puns or word replacements incoming (sorry in advance)

Sash Full of Dollars (or Fist full of Sash)
Sasherella
Sash-inator
Sash 2: Electric boogaloo
Sash-o-ween
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

sardia wrote:Welp, there goes my salad dish. Guess I'll make extra brussel sprouts or something.


Easy enough, just get butterleaf instead.
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 246
Views: 149340

Re: Top 10 Artists

1. Opeth 2. Dream Theater 3. Gojira 4. Kamelot 5. Ne Obliviscaris 6. The Mars Volta 7. Pendulum 8. Mägo de Oz 9. Ska-P 10. Neil Cicierega Looking at the strength of the names I know from that list, you're forcing me to google a few names that I don't (Ne Obliviscaris, and Mägo de Oz). I like the cu...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

Back around to Trump news, in a move that surprised nobody, Trump sides With Saudis Despite Khashoggi Killing (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/worl ... hoggi.html).
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

And then, as per usual, his supporters will take his uneducated and uninformed opinion as a 100% accurate reading of the subject and repeat it as a valid part of political discourse. Any facts that erode this highly simplistic view will be touted as fake news. etc.
by freezeblade
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta discussion
Replies: 1414
Views: 214517

Re: Meta discussion

I feel that if it's advertised as "random" in the rules post, or mod declaration, then I expect a random number generator of some sort to be used. If it's declared as random, but not actually random (ie example 2. I'd count example 3 as a form of random generation), I'd likely cry fowl unl...
by freezeblade
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

What exactly is the recourse for someone tagging their initials on your house? You move on and cover it up with paint. If you live in a type of neighborhood that is rife with tagging (as in this example), having to toss some paint over an area of wall every once in a while is expected. By not coveri...
by freezeblade
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

I'm sorry that you have had bad experiences with communities you reside in, Pfhorrest. That hypothetical has not been my experience in this neighborhood, nor any I have lived in. Each has it's own pace, involvement level, and sense of justice/expectations. Either way, calling the cops because "...
by freezeblade
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:04 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

I'll repeat: If you don't care for your community*, don't be surprised when they don't care for you. I will note again that it's not that neighbors are going out of their way sabotaging this couple's house (that I know of), it's more that they won't stick out their neck to make sure some delinquent ...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

The community is tight-knit because that's what it took to survive here. If you choose to move in, then refuse to be a part of that community, and though your own actions harm that community, don't expect a very positive reaction. Think about this another way: If you don't care and look out for your...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

Perhaps, but when your neighborhood has been left behind to rot for a long time, it ends up having to form it's own system of protections. I personally don't particularly like it* (I moved in 5 years ago), but I never have any more problems than the typical inhabitant. I interface with the community...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

When some individual whose presence "actually makes the neighborhood less safe" shows up, what happens, and who makes it happen? Suppose that individual disagrees with the premise that he "actually makes the neighborhood less safe"? I can't speak for other communities, but for m...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

I feel like we're straying pretty far from the thread topic, so with that in mind I'll put the following antidote about my experience in spoiler tags: The community I live in is typically thought of as the "bad part of town" in Oakland, CA (at least, thought of that way from people tha...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

...3) Jobs and money saved lives just as pollution kills them. Again the argument can be made that you are improving lives more than you harm. After all, every $100,000,000 spent on construction will kill one construction worker (part of the reason Ayn Rand's lovechild with Tolkein, Terry Goodkind,...
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

I think that surprises me much less than it should, given with current state of Trump-appointed swampmonsters.
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: ACT Writing Test
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: ACT Writing Test

No thoughts on the "can I get into a good college" point, but for improving handwriting the key is to just practice. My major (Architecture) has a tendency to force all-caps block lettering into our skulls, via endless pages of mindless letter forming sheets. As much as everyone bitches ab...
by freezeblade
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835173

Re: Today I Made:

Heh, I think honestly cooking in colder seasons is just more fun. Whenever it's hot I just find myself wondering if I can manage to live on fruit alone, or possibly that plus the occasional veggies and hummus, salads, or chips and salsa, and never turn on any source of heat anywhere. Pretty much th...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The "Thread Necromancy" Game
Replies: 17178
Views: 1523061

Re: The "Thread Necromancy" Game

I'll take a couple of days
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 338
Views: 136187

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Yeah, those two words have almost nothing in common (in my west coast accent). "thought" rhymes with "rot" or "pot" "broad" rhymes with "odd" or "god" It's hard to describe the difference between the vowels, but to my ear the vowel sound fo...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Thanksgiving with my family is usually themed, and the theme this year appears to be "greek-ish" where the main course will be lamb (I'm not in charge of the main, thankfully, as I've never done roast lamb) As per tradition, I'll be in charge of dessert. I haven't firmly decided yet, but f...
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835173

Re: Today I Made:

Made something that is...nominally pizza, or PINO (Pizza in name only). Crust contained some fresh corn masa for tortillas (about 5% of the total flour weight) Sauce is leftover mole sauce from turkey mole made the previous day Cheese is oaxaca cheese (similar to low-moisture mozzarella) Toppings ar...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

Also, Colorado has one of the longest voting ballots in the country. It was three pages long this year. I'm pretty sure some groups use this as an exhaustion tactic to make people skim things and not vote. Is that it? Mine (in Oakland, California) was 5 pages front and back (Mail in ballot, for acc...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

Alternatively, in the San Francisco bay area we have a half-way decent public transportation system (buses plus light rail), which quite a lot of people use. Sure, there is an amount of "riff-raff" and crazies who ride BART, but it is a known quantity and adds to the quirky aspect of our a...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

this doesn't bode well.
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835173

Re: Today I Made:

I was origionally guessing to it rhymes with "abscond" but a google search revealed the following:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-dr ... nce-scone/

So most in the UK seem to rhyme it with "gone" instead of "bone"
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

I don't think there's many Democrats in any house who are seriously considering impeachment, but they can certainly act as an amount of oversight. The republicans are likely to rile up their base and call it obstruction, but coming from them that will be mighty rich.
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

Alright, now that control of the house is in the hands of Democrats, with full subpoena power and oversight, what does everyone think the upcoming political storms will be for the Trump white house? My guesses are: Trump's Taxes, Whatever the hell is going on with the EPA, and a pile of internal aff...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9412
Views: 1390545

Re: Minecraft

Older than that cobble castle near old spawn? Does anyone know who made that one? There are two that I think fit this description: What is now know a Castle Clavey (formerly Narnia) and what is now known as Northern New Pigsyville (formerly Castle ???). I think Castle Clavey was started by __infini...
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8216
Views: 698627

Re: You must not say duck

are the lööps ready bröther? *picture of obese cat here* (https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cats-wanting-fruit-loops)

meme, seemed to appear around the same time as that "moth lamp" meme.
by freezeblade
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8216
Views: 698627

Re: You must not say duck

duck
by freezeblade
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835173

Re: Today I Made:

Zohar wrote:
Sandry wrote:one cannot live on scones alone.

I don't know, has one tried?

I volunteer as tribute...I mean, guinea pig
by freezeblade
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9412
Views: 1390545

Re: Minecraft

One thing I found is a rough date for the inception of the map. It's somewhere around December 2010/January 2011. The exact point is hard to pinpoint because around that time folks began to congegrate from different SP and MP maps towards a single shared map that was then eventually hosted by Rippy...
by freezeblade
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14997
Views: 2390354

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

As far as £50 notes, there's also a criminal bias in that they're beyond what many normal, sane, law-abiding individuals might wish to carry in one papery-item. Even if you're paying £200 quid in cash for something, get 10 Twenties from the petty-cash (FCVO 'petty') or ATM to pay it. There's little...
by freezeblade
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You must not say duck
Replies: 8216
Views: 698627

Re: You must not say duck

that would be a good idea.

Or at least, I think so.

duck.
by freezeblade
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

When in doubt Google's actually pretty good about phrases like "white and blue flag with five stars in the middle" . Though am I missing something about Honduras? I'd have expected El Salvador more, as that's the country most associated with the MS-13 gang Trump has used to paint everyone...
by freezeblade
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

I vote we coin the term "Trumpist" as the word to describe people who engage in those sort of acts.
by freezeblade
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7987
Views: 614642

Re: Trump presidency

Newest updates: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/us/cesar-sayoc-bombing-suspect-arrested.html Looking at pictures of his alleged van, it's clear he's a fervent Trump supporter, who seems to take the rhetoric very seriously. Can we finally admit that we have a problem with right-wing domestic terro...
by freezeblade
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 202
Views: 33899

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

Oh man, I love spare ribs. Well, I love ribs in general.
by freezeblade
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Help With My Alternate Earth
Replies: 7
Views: 4615

Re: Help With My Alternate Earth

There's a what-if that extrapolates some of "how weather patterns shift with different geography" (https://what-if.xkcd.com/10/).

Worth a read for some thoughts on the underlying forces dictating how geography impacts weather/etc.
by freezeblade
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4531
Views: 835173

Re: Today I Made:

I made challah as well, but of a more standard variety, for the week's sandwiches. I had a bunch of eggs to use up.

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