JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Yeah, Unicorns. You don’t want to fuck with them. A short film, “Delicacy”: http://blogs.kqed.org/filmschoolshorts/films/delicacy/...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Crimini Jickets You have absolutely nothing to apologize for....
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    I’m guessing that the UK edition pagination starts with pg.1, but it and the US editions are printed from the same file, so otherwise the same. Meanwhile, PP slide 1 has me wondering what happened in 1929 to cause the...
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    Crap, just spotted they said UK hardback, I’m talking about the US one....
  • Commented on Typo Hunt: The Labyrinth Index
    Late to the party as usual. I see Tian @84/85 already posted what I spotted last night, except they got the page wrong, it’s on pg.95...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    the Laundry Files are satire, dammit, not a political documentary! But political commentary, surely. Anyhow, I assume Charlie’s seen this already; not quite tzompantli level, hopefully as close as we get. 'A victory memorial made of German spike helmets near...
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    Found the film on youtube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WeJAymfsPr4...
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    WRT wearing surgical masks in Japan, there’s a documentary from earlier in the year about why Millennials there are wearing them. Not spreading/catching germs may be the most common reason, many younger Japanese found that they’re more comfortable in social...
  • Commented on New Guest Blogger: Heather Child
    Link to her site needs fixing, comes up with: Not Found The requested URL /charlie/blog-static/2018/11/www.heather-child.co.uk was not found on this server....
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Agreed. It does seem unnecessary....
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    I guess you have more faith in humans than I do?...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Meanwhile, yesterday in Colorado it was announced that future driver’s licenses will have a new option under gender. People who do not identify as either of the traditional options can pick X rather than M or F. Though I predict...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    I’d say that’s when it became more solidified, but it started with FDR and the New Deal, and Southern Democrats objecting to the ‘Socialism’ of it. They split themselves off - see Dixiecrats, until the late 60s and went full...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    He’s also ignoring that the Democratic and Republican parties’ political philosophies swapped sometime around the Depression. The Republicans haven’t been “The party of Lincoln” for a very long time, no matter what they claim....
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Hmm, I suspect Eater of Souls vs. tRump would leave a very bad taste behind. Meanwhile, my signed copy finally arrived from Toronto, on time even though the tracking had said it would be delayed a day. But it will...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Okay, so Jefferson No-Regard Sessions is out. Donnie the Rump is going to try and kill the Mueller probe. Come on Bob, give us some indictments! Something I wrote elsewhere back in August: Okay, calling it now. Been thinking for...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Oh yeah, while I’m at it... Colorado voted to remove Slavery as a punichment for crimes from the state constitution. There was actually opposition to that, on grounds that it’s ‘redundant’. And passed a couple measures to end Gerrymandering, districts...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    D’oh! make that 2nd in line—not counting the President....
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    American politics warning - Moderators feel free to delete if unwanted. Colorado just elected the first openly gay man as Governor, and also first Jewish Gov. in CO. Also looks like the new state Attorney General is also Jewish, the...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Nah, “The Pedestrian” is about a guy who decides to go for a walk one night, gets stopped by an automated police car, and arrested for not being inside watching TV like a good citizen. I don’t remember enough about...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    That video reminded me of an old guy I met years ago, who talked about when he used to do nightclub lightshows and made flashcotton dyed different colors so lasers (presumably legal ones) would cause it to combust. I don’t...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Thanks to everyone commenting on the ‘laser cube’ for confirming my thought that it’s a Very Bad Idea. I realized that the effective engraving distance appears to be less than a foot, but it’s still a frickin’ laserbeam. Imagining it...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Just saw this mini laser etcher; neat, but the writer brain is going over the ways it can be misused. https://elegpia.com/products/engraver Some idiot tries to ‘tattoo’ himself with it—body part of your choice. In a similar vein; it’s set up...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    If anyone’s interested in Forest Glen, here’s a couple links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Park_Seminary http://www.operant.com/seminary/main_page.html One building has a bit of Laundryesque history: http://www.operant.com/seminary/alpha.html Half-way up the chimney, you can make out a skull and cross-bones. These are real! The story is that...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Franconia has a Metro station now? Okay, it’s been more than 30 years since I lived in the DC area, and they were still working on the Forest Glen station in MD when we moved from there (the Walter Reed...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    Eg. people flying into Reagan International, when Dulles is the international airport, and Reagan is Reagan national. As someone who grew up spitting distance from that airport (in and around Ft. Belvoir), it will always be National Airport, not named...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    A slightly more major mistake is that Bolling Air Force Base is now Joint Base Anacostia Keep in mind that The Laundryverse diverged from ours about 2005(?), Bolling/Anacostia merged in 2010. So may not have happened in their timeline (“That’s...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    A pole would certainly make for quicker getaway....
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    My brother confirmed my mailing address the other day, so I assume my copy is on its way from Toronto....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Now fighting the urge to do something similar to our local equivalent statue of the city founder. Okay, not really, not worth getting a fine or arrested—I’d rather not find out which. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Colorado_Springs_General_William_Palmer_by_David_Shankbone.jpg...
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