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  1. Holy hell.  There is a house about an hour north of me that has over 6,000 square feet.  It's listed at just under $300K.  It has an indoor pool.  Built in '72 and looks to have never been renovated.  It's pending but I would jump on this if I could move fast enough.  I believe someone put an offer in on the first day.


  2. 13 hours ago, Zathras said:

    I think America the Beautiful should be the national anthem instead.  

    Definitely.   But what about Niel Diamond's 'America'?  What about the theme song to TEAM AMERICA?

  3. 19 hours ago, Zathras said:

    What I hate are youtubers who make a living trashing Star Wars or Marvel.  There are literally hundreds of those.  Examples of that trash are Doomcock, Midnights edge, and Critical Drinker.  For some reason those pop up from me watching spoilers I guess.  Never sought that shit out, but watched a few minutes of each and they just babble about this or that being woke or whatever.   I don't know how someone can make it though one of those videos and actually like it.  

    Amen.  Critical Drinker is a joke.  It started off making valid points but then her realized and even admitted that those videos get the most views, so that's all he does now.  So you are basically admitting that you sacrifice the quality and validity of your chanel just for the sake views.  Actually, he literally admitted that in an interview once.


  4. I watch of TON of old Late Night w/Conan O'Brien clips, specifically the clips where he talks to Arnold Schwarzeneggar via satellite.

    Caravan of Garbage

    Pitch Meetings (occasionally)

    Lots of Music Videos

    Classic and new SNL sketches

    Tosh Show

    We Might Be Drunk

    The Jeselnik and Rosenthall Vanity Project

    Late Night w/Seth Myers clips from the previous night's show

  5. On 1/25/2024 at 9:16 AM, Jacen123 said:

    The real question is why do humans yell like Artoo did?

    "In Empire controlled systems, droids own YOU!" -- Darth Yakovader?

  6. On 12/26/2023 at 5:10 PM, R.CAllen said:

    There’s lots of things in art I dislike. I’m just not sure they necessarily count as tropes. Shoddy craftsmanship, failed attempts at profundity, the apparently unthinking regurgitation of idées reçues, unfunny humour, unsexy titillation, unthrilling action, the elevation of structure above style and substance, when I have a longstanding grudge against whomever made the art because reasons, I could go on.


    But, I have a confession to make. I don’t know what a trope is. What’s a trope? What isn’t a trope? When it comes to art — when it comes to a lot of things! — I like it when things are good and don’t like it when things are bad. If the thing is good I don’t care what the thing is. I don’t care if I’ve seen it before. I don’t care if I’ll see it again. I’m not going to complain that I’m getting too much of a good thing.


    It can be the hoariest cliché but if it’s well executed I’m going to clap, I’m going to hoot, I’m going to holler. Oh, an anvil fell on your head and three bumps have grown atop your scalp and you go cross-eyed and stumble about in a daze as little baby blue birds fly in elegant pirouettes around you as they chirp and tweet? Hell yeah! Oh, you’ve disabled the bomb when it was just moments away from exploding? Hell yeah! Oh, you’ve just this very day turned eighteen and you’ve ordered pizza from the pizza parlour but have no cash on hand to tip the delivery driver? Hell yeah!


    I come to this stuff with an open heart. My eyes aren’t closed. My ears are clear. Show me what you can do with what there is! They say that it’s a poor carpenter what blames his tools but as far as I’m concerned I’m a customer and what kind of, uh, tool would exchange the pleasure of sitting at a well wrought table for the meagre joys of pointing at various tools in a toolbox and excitedly declaiming “That’s a bad tool. I have seen this tool before.” Not me! There are only so many tools!


    Look. I don’t want to go all the way with this and decry the malign influence of Television Tropes Dot Organization on the world or whatever. It’s a nice wiki. I’ve had fun looking at its pages. Sure! I just don’t think there’s much of anything fun for me — the world’s most important person, as we all well know, the man whose opinions REALLY MATTER! — in cataloguing all the ways art can be familiar.


    Please don’t mistake this stance as some kind of dumb dumb ‘never yuck a yum’ ‘let people enjoy things’ ‘Josh Radnor from How I Met Your Mother (‘05-’14) took some of his sitcom money and paid an Olsen Triplet to mouth his dumb words’ sort of deal. I am all about yucking other people’s yums! If I could stop other people from enjoying things — I can’t! — you know I would. I dislike Josh Radnor!!!1!! What’s my point? My point is I’m describing the way I feel about things. If other people feel differently, sure, go ahead and talk about the tropes you can’t stand. Do you need my permission? If so, you have it. If not, fly free!

    This post is a Nightly trope. 

  7. I wish Lucasfilm would just go back to their original plan when Disney first purchased them, and just put more faith into the writers and directors they hire.  I enjoyed everything up to the Last Jedi.  Everything after that, except Mando seasons 1 and 2, has been terrible.

    At least SW is going back to the big screen, where it should be.  That alone should help.

  8. On 1/13/2024 at 4:14 PM, Tank said:

    Look. We all love our pets. I have two cats, they are awesome and I adore them..., but I never expect or require any else to. Why do dog owners seem to be unable to think this way? Or even worse, why are so many of them OFFENDED when you don't automatically love their dogs? Why does not liking dogs in general make you a villain?

    I don't care for dogs. But like, you can have one. I may or may not judge you for it, but that's my business. But if your dog comes running up to me in public, or if I come to your place and it starts jumping on me, or begging to have my food-- that shit isn't cute. Put your dog away. Why do you think it's okay to let your dogs idiot behavior be in somebody's else's face?

    Ultimately, I feel like having a dog is like committing to having a low IQ toddler that's never going to get any smarter. You can't simply, leave your house and do something without it being a whole thing.

    I will also say this, I won't date a single woman with a dog. I'll date women who have kids. I'll date women who have husbands. Better yet, I'll date a woman who has a dog if she has kids and a husband to watch the dog... but if it's JUST her and the dog? NEVER AGAIN. That four-legged cock-blocker makes sleepovers next to impossible, generally puts a time limit on dates, or worse, it comes along and does it's stupid dog shit in the middle of everything.

    I just can't trust something that likes me THAT much without even knowing me.

    You've just revealed yourself as the worst person of all time to ever live ever.


  9. I always thought it would make more sense if Luke led the space attach/Death Star raid.  I mean, if you’re planning to blow up another one, you’re not going to go with anyone else.

    In the common sense version when Luke says “I’m with you too!”, everyone would have collectively laughed and said “Yeah good one Luke.  Now get in your fucking XWing.”

  10. 16 hours ago, Tank said:

    CLEARLY they didn't want to use comms in case they were monitored by the Empire.

    There are just too many goddamn trees.  You can't get a clear connection.

  11. 1 hour ago, Lord Darth Hunter said:

    When Luke comes back from taking out the scout trooper on Endor, Han and the rest of the gang are all just sitting around looking at their watches waiting for him and Leia to return? 

    Everyone has commlinks or communicators at all times except for that one scene.

  12. On 12/20/2023 at 6:16 PM, Lord Darth Hunter said:

    In ROTJ when the Scout Trooper swings around and comes at Luke after Luke’s speeder bike smashes into the tree, why didn’t Luke swing his lightsaber at the trooper? Instead he swung down like a hammer, which sliced the speeder and caused the trooper to crash into a tree. Was he being nice to the area to not leave a trooper cut in half laying in the woods? :lol:

    Are you kidding?  The Ewoks would have had a feast!!

    Come to think of it, after the Battle at Endor the Ewoks had enough dead meat laying around to feast for the next decade. 

  13. 5 hours ago, Destiny Skywalker said:

    I also prefer Japanese whiskey. My bottle of choice is Hibiki. My husband likes Angel's Envy rye. I prefer bourbon to rye. Old Fashioned is my go to liquor drink as of late.

    Yes!  I forgot to mention Japanese wine.  It's great stuff.

  14. 4 hours ago, Ms. Spam said:


    While we're on the subject of Booze,

    Any white wine recommendations? I got two in the family who I get a good bottle of white. They don't like dry wines as much as they life fruity not too sweet ones. I can even run to reds. I don't drink wine so I suck at that. 

    Not a wine guy, BUT Oliver Wine in Bloomington IN does US shipping.  They have a sweet red that is super popular around here.  I always pick up a  bottle during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  I believe they're available in most regions as well. 

  15. 20 hours ago, Cerina said:

    Scotch. And lay it on me anyway. I might forgo another gift idea to add money to the budget. 

    Everyone's given some good recs.  (But you're locco if you think Irish is better than Scotch or bourbon, haha)  That being said, Redbreast and Green Spot are great.  

    For Scotch, , Highland Park 12, Oban, and Talisker are easy to find and great.  If you want to go nuts and get the best, IMO, go for Lagavulin 16.  

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