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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / Re: So I fired up D2 again
« on: June 02, 2021, 01:05:02 AM »
ditb, I forget which version you are playing, but chip-cubing a sword might be your next step.

Jeff, eth Skullder's used to be BIG on my want list.  Particularly a 1.08 version with +30 vitality.  Congrats on turning one up.  I have found more BK Wedding Bands across all version than Skullder's, methinks.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Coronavirus
« on: May 16, 2021, 10:58:17 PM »
Got my second Pfizer dose a month ago.  So far the microchip has been disappointing.  It's cool that I don't need the garage-door opener any more, but I did NOT need to know that the 'fridge was looking for a threeway with the microwave and the toaster.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Trump continued
« on: January 18, 2021, 11:59:46 PM »
Any conservative calling to "move past" and let the healing begin can, in my opinion, signify that they really mean it by admitting that there was no substantial election issues and that Biden won.

Sports / Re: Formula 1
« on: January 13, 2021, 12:35:18 AM »
Hey!  That is accurate.

There is this new service that takes an American football game had condenses it down to 30 minutes.  I haven't really used it because the Jets suck.

So, my disinfatuation with American football probably started when Phoenix attracted the cardinals rather than holding out for an expansion team, which is what I wanted beyond reason. I mean, they were a shitty team, St. Louis didn't really want them, and Florida or one of the other new teams went to the Super Bowl their first or second season. That could have been us! 

On top of getting this weak-ass team that should have been called the Arizona Cardinals from the start, they instead doubled down on exclusivity by calling them the Phoenix Cardinals and, in addition to having one of the highest ticket prices in the NFL (for a team that was hoping to break .500) they also blacked out the games in the rest of the state hoping we would all flock to the stadium to watch their suck-assery in person.

Fuck the cardinals.

Edit:  the point about the blackouts is that even while swallowing SO much disappointment over having the goddamn cardinals in the state, I was open to seeing them play, learning who was who and finding some reason to root for them. That's pretty difficult when you don't actually get to see any games.

After that, I noticed my happiness was too often dependent on the success of my hometown basketball team. A friend who shared this passion once threw all of his furniture in the pool after an "important" loss.  I gradually extricated myself from the roundball religion and don't regret it. Usually.

All that said, I watched most of a quarter of the colts/bills game. It was a fun throwback to days of yore when everyone was an armchair quarterback, and the time between anything happening on the field was spent hoping for some outcome or deciding what play they should run.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Election post
« on: January 05, 2021, 09:42:58 PM »
posted on twitter by stephen king himself:

I love this so much!

Sports / Re: Formula 1
« on: December 27, 2020, 11:46:54 PM »
Fair enough. I've come to feel that most sportsball is meaningless so get your point.

American football in particular is just painful when you think about how little time is spent actually doing anything.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Election post
« on: December 25, 2020, 09:44:42 PM »
Agreed!  Right now it looks as if the Biden administration could face the same resistance in the senate that Obama had to deal with, but the Georgia runoff ( r u n n o f t) elections are less than two weeks away.  I am SO hoping for a great result.

Btw, it was polite of all y'all not to mention that there was, in fact, an election thread when I wandered in and started this one.  Give yourselves a heartfelt "groovy" out of the special fund!

General Discussion / Re: Best wishes.
« on: December 25, 2020, 12:27:28 PM »
Thank you for the well wishes and merry Christmas!

If Call of Cthulhu has taught us anything, it's that losing a little sanity can sometimes make you stronger.

Sports / Formula 1
« on: December 15, 2020, 11:22:25 PM »
Anybody have interest?

Last race of the (short 2020) season was dull as dirt. Mercedes turned down their kgu, I believe, and there were no challenges at the front of the pack. Drivers' championship and constructors' championship already decided.

But. The race before, Hamilton didn't participate due to testing positive for covid and George Russell took his car for an awesome drive!  I'm actually a Hamilton fan from way back when he first started F1, but seeing Russell get out in front of Botas and look like a race winner was super exciting!  It didn't (spoiler alert) end that way, but for a time, it was utterly fantastic to see what a talented young driver could do with the winningest car on track.

Music / Re: RIP Gord Downie
« on: December 15, 2020, 10:54:17 PM »
Well, fuck. Hundredth Meridian is a song beyond and T. Hip was a significant environmental entertainment when I was alive a generation ago. Events took place. Life happened. The music played, and it was outstanding.

Sorry for your (our) (everyone's) loss. That sucks.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Election post
« on: November 22, 2020, 10:02:25 PM »
Yes, my heart leaps at the thought!  My fear is that the energy in this will dissipate before the runoff, but let's hope these people can make their voices heard by refusing to vote.

If the electoral confirmation came right before the Georgia runoff, that would be ideal.

The Argument Chamber / Re: Election post
« on: November 22, 2020, 02:32:58 PM »
I swear an intern at The Onion was sent out for a replacement keyboard and got it from one of those mysterious shops that you can never find again. The curse is such that anything you type, no matter how ridiculous, becomes real. Several laugh-out-loud passages here:

General Discussion / Re: Greetings!
« on: November 18, 2020, 12:22:36 AM »

Of course! They are 2 and 4.5, and we're expecting another in May. They definitely make the passage of time more obvious, but they are fun and it's been cool to see their personalities come out as they outgrow the baby/toddler stages. The older one likes Transformers, riding his bike, and playing Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. The younger likes cookies, pickles, and playing pretend cooking games. [/details shared]

Out.  Fucking.  Standing!

Thanks for playing.  The kid stuff is awesome!  Sounds like a good crew.  We would have been happy to have 2 or more, but for "reasons" ended up with just the one.  He's staggeringly amazing, so no regrets that we get to have so much time in house during the current adversity.  I was volunteering a ton at his Montessori school when he was younger, but that all went away when he transitioned to 1st grade.  So weird, volunteer hours were mandatory until then, but once he was in first grade, it was all "don't call us, we'll call you".   

And, not to circle back to the pool other than to say that I wasn't trying to brag as much as sound appreciative that our back yard is world enough at the moment since we're sheltering in place, but it was 91 degrees today.  I don't think November is supposed to do that.


P.S.  Rick and Morty!  I thought Archer was the next level, but it's hard to beat R & M.

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