JReynolds

JReynolds

  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Surprised that nobody has brought up the relevant xkcd about Google Maps....
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Hell, yes. I, personally, would be perfectly happy to have to retake a driving test every ten years, or, now that I'm older, every five. One of my mother's friends, in her late 80s at the time, was determined to...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    a trucker, who chose to roll his trailer into the ditch (which killed him) rather than plow through the guardrail into oncoming traffic. That person was a hero. A business park I used to work in was usually deserted after...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    To be brutally Frank with you I see what you did there, Mr. Landis....
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    I mean, right now Tesla is valued higher than VW, Toyota, and Ford combined: really? FWIW, the NFT bubble popped a while ago - sales down 92% since September. All the people who got into it and didn't unload in...
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    I just handed in another novel. I assume you'd rather have more books than fewer trivial obstacles to commenting on the blog. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading it. If only I had a time machine to pop forward 10...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    As for moving to places: Shawnee KS (pop. 67,311) is doing something interesting. It seems that the price of housing in that area rose 33% 2017-2021. Since wages (oddly) did not see a similar rise, the city council in its...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    H'rumph. The last paragraph should read "Who knows? Maybe Ben Winters's Underground Airlines (in which chattel slavery continues to exist in the early 21st century USA, largely because the Civil War was avoided) would be accurate?" The Land of the...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    James McPherson, a historian of the mid-19th century USA has referred to it as "The War of Southern Aggression," because every step of the way from the 1830s-1860, it was the South that escalated matters. If they'd kept their mouths...
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    You would have us believe that you didn't post for six days, right after Charlie told you to buzz off because you didn't notice him saying so? Pull the other one. It's got bells on it. However, you are correct...
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    Wow. She of many names: RED CARD. This is a permaban from this thread. All your comments from now on will be deleted. If you post under a new pseudonym, that pseudonym will be banned from commenting on sight. SoMN:...
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    Have to disagree on Little Shop of Horrors. The Roger Corman movie was released in 1960, but The Day of the Triffids was published before it, in 1951. Which makes its premise of "satellite weapons system goes very wrong" backstory...
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    On Charlie's Twitter yesterday, he mentioned: Thought for the day: you know how "Illuminatus!" remixed all the conspiracy theories that crossed Robert Anton Wilson and Bob Shea's desks at Playboy in roughly 1972? Imagine a modern-day "Illuminatus!" remixing all the...
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    Groan. That pun. What were you zincing?...
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    I see, as others have noted, that Macron won over Le Pen. As Charlie mentioned in Twitter: Macron is a horrible, bad, no-good President but the alternative was far, far, worse. Like a choice between gonorrhea and Fournier's gangrene. Le...
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    I'm trying not to give them what I have Apparently Abraham Lincoln was coming down with smallpox as he was going to Gettysburg to make his famous speech. As he was recovering in the White House, he remarked that what...
  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    "We have met the enemy and he is us."...
  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    Greg Tingey @1452: We have a deadline - or rather V Putin has: - 8th or 9th of May - VE Day ... Did he say VE Day of what year? After all, WWI was indeed all over by Christmas....
  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    Wow. You tell the Seagull (2022-04-17 14:24) to put an egg in her shoe and beat it for a couple of days. Then they're back posting again (2022-04-18 01:50), 11h 26m later. I'd hate to go on a date with...
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    whitroth @1108: My chemistry set that my folks got me had a sample of isinglass. Was your chemistry set originally manufactured in Isengard?...
  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    the Church of the Many Names Hahahaha! I think we have a member of that church that hangs around here. More's the pity....
  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    Actually I wouldn't be surprised if someone hasn't come up with something like this already. Didn't bother to do a search before I started pouring out the words....
  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    A Monopoly Variant that I've never played, suitable for the classroom. One round: a player rolls the dice and does their thing. One turn: All players have had a round. A 'year' is two turns. Have six players, then run...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    Bill Arnold @3180: Russia itself is suspending a lot of sales of both wheat and fertilizer The question that occurs to me is how much of a harvest will Russia be able to get? Assuming that all other factors are...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    I do find Seagull to be a most appropriate name for her. There was an Instagram thing going around in 2018 that I've quoted before: "I imagine being a seagull is pretty rad because it's basically just endless fries and...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    My Nobel Prize for Best Moz is almost as real. Moz, you've won dozens of these annual awards by now. Don't knock it - you're the best Moz there is. And you've got a shelf full of awards to prove...
  • Commented on Yokai Land Q&A
    I liked the book. Thank you for writing it - I'm sure I'll be rereading it in the future. Nice bit of irony at the end: Bob wants to go home and relax. Good luck with that, pal. You just...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    The (in)famous Sir Harry Flashman What are you talking about? Sir Harry had a long military service, with numerous awards for bravery spanning decades. He was awarded the V.C., K.C.B., K.C.I.E.; Chevalier, Legion of Honour; Order of the Elephant, Denmark...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    AlanD2 @1566: If the proverbial road to hell is paved with good intentions, I've often wondered what the road to heaven is paved with. No idea what it's paved with, but it's said to be narrow, and thick beset wi'...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    Robert van der Heide @1321: "Ukraine very publicly disarmed unilaterally and returned all its nuclear weapons to Russia!" In return for a US guarantee of their territorial integrity. They could have asked the Cherokee how much that’s worth, and kept...
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