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by Orpheus
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: The Orville - Season Two -- SPOILERS
Replies: 104
Views: 558

Re: The Orville - Season Two -- SPOILERS

Oh, yeah, I saw those posts. The answer is probably just that the trunk isn't really attached. In addition to his second esophagus, he's got a second mouth and he keeps the trunk inserted most of the time. I note that The Lads have a tough time getting into shirts with their mono-attached trunks [I...
by Orpheus
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: The Orville - Season Two -- SPOILERS
Replies: 104
Views: 558

Re: The Orville - Season Two -- SPOILERS

It's a shame. It's really such a pity to be looking at this board, not looking at the city.

:wink: If anyone gets that
by Orpheus
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Science Tidbits #5
Replies: 358
Views: 8128

Re: Science Tidbits #5

Not a JUG of Twisted Tea, I hope. Oh well, allowing for seasonal adaptation (definitely missing this year), this may be the first good snowstorm we've had since 2017. Go for it. (However, looking at the snapshot that YouTube chose, I can't help but recall that "Thought" was my nickname from '83-'86.)
by Orpheus
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Science Tidbits #5
Replies: 358
Views: 8128

Re: Science Tidbits #5

An interesting follow-up on the oddities of Oumuamua:
by Orpheus
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2019's Funny Pictures -- Feel Free to Add to the Fun
Replies: 61
Views: 295

Re: 2019's Funny Pictures -- Feel Free to Add to the Fun

Dawn of the Dead at the Orson Welles and Rocky Horror at Exeter Street. :D Both gone now, of course. I think they both burned down. I didn't know about Dawn of the Dead (and I lived a couple of blocks from the Orson Welles for years!). Or maybe I did and ignored it b/c zombies are definitely not my...
by Orpheus
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Gaming and Comics
Topic: Trunkards III: The Search For Slim
Replies: 484
Views: 19887

Re: Trunkards III: The Search For Slim

Yeah, we had something like that when I was kid.

We called it "that tree by the driveway". Bees in the summer, robins and flowers in spring, pine cone-type things in the fall (it was actually a very tall gardenia shrub)
by Orpheus
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2019's Funny Pictures -- Feel Free to Add to the Fun
Replies: 61
Views: 295

Re: 2019's Funny Pictures -- Feel Free to Add to the Fun

https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aj897P1_460s.jpg This is kinda how I felt when I saw Carrie Fisher in "Blues Brothers". I once had a conversation with a younger person whose memories of Blues Brothers were no hazier than mine, but because they hadn't seen both films at the peak of their popul...
by Orpheus
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Rhetoric
Topic: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World
Replies: 73
Views: 490

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

I dunno. Even if the approval polls are heavily skewed, he does seem to have a sizeable plurality who approve of him. Meanwhile, though I know we have an election coming next year, I'm thinking of organizing a small escape from the Trump-verse to the Wakanda-verse. I realize this may mark me as a tr...
by Orpheus
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: Funny/Humorous YouTube Videos
Replies: 143
Views: 5091

Re: Funny/Humorous YouTube Videos

The first line of The Fall Guy 's theme song always puzzled me: "Well, I'm not the kind to kiss and tell, but I've been seen with Farrah". Given that Lee and Farrah had separated the year before he signed up for The Fall Guy . I always wondered if the studio had to talk him into accepting that line ...
by Orpheus
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: The Orville - Season Two -- SPOILERS
Replies: 104
Views: 558

Re: The Orville - Season Two -- SPOILERS

It's highly metaphysical, like the Catholic's transubstantiation: before the Great Release, Moclan, but during the Great Release, European.
by Orpheus
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Science Tidbits #5
Replies: 358
Views: 8128

Re: Science Tidbits #5

Ah, like that Savage Garden song "Thule, Madly, Deepspace"
by Orpheus
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Rhetoric
Topic: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World
Replies: 73
Views: 490

Re: 2019 Politics- Life in Trump World

When I saw "Trump World" I thought of that old Jackson Browne song:

"...and I hear the USSR will be open soon,
as a vacation park for
lawyers in love."
by Orpheus
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: Breaking (And Repairing) NEWS!
Replies: 148
Views: 2362

Re: Breaking (And Repairing) NEWS!

I understood the business reasons for choosing to renew Killjoys over Dark Matter, but it was the wrong choice SF-wise. Dark Matter's universe ws getting more interesting, while KIlljoy's S4 finale would've been fine as a series finale. All through S4, I was thinking "Really? This show needed to be ...
by Orpheus
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2018's Funny Pictures
Replies: 490
Views: 6621

Re: 2018's Funny Pictures

RJDiogenes wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:00 pm
Gary wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:02 pm
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I learned that my senior year. :blackeye:
see: my marriage!
by Orpheus
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2018's Funny Pictures
Replies: 490
Views: 6621

Re: 2018's Funny Pictures

Love that Caesar pencil holder :lol: I donated similar units to the front desk of my hackerspace several years ago, except they were Spartan warriors with pen-holes penetrating their shields from the front vs. Caesar from the rear. At the time, I was volunteering to run the front desk on Wednesday ...
by Orpheus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2018's Funny Pictures
Replies: 490
Views: 6621

Re: 2018's Funny Pictures

https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/a4Qd5z1_460s.jpg I have a friend who couldn't mention "Vlad the Impaler" without chortling "but you don't want to Google that. All you'll get is page after page of vibrators and porn stars with giant shlongs!" One day when she said that, since I had my laptop o...
by Orpheus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2018's Funny Pictures
Replies: 490
Views: 6621

Re: 2018's Funny Pictures

Gary wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:25 am
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Well, duh. Why do you think they call it the Goldilocks Zone?
by Orpheus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Science Tidbits #5
Replies: 358
Views: 8128

Re: Science Tidbits #5

It's been a running joke in anthropology. longer than I've been alive, that any unknown object will eventually be ascribed a ritual/religious function (until its true function is identified). To be fair, I think that was much more common in the 19th/early 20th century and decreased over my lifetime....
by Orpheus
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In Thread #92: Pentagonal Uranium
Replies: 501
Views: 3426

Re: Check-In Thread #92: Pentagonal Uranium

We don't get many tornados here, but the ones that we do get sneak up on us in the middle of the night. We had one before the 2016 elections -- just an ordinary rainstorm at 3:20am (I was awake a couple of miles away and noticed nothing unusual) when suddenly, a silent finger of god damaged a mere 3...
by Orpheus
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Gaming and Comics
Topic: Trunkards III: The Search For Slim
Replies: 484
Views: 19887

Re: Trunkards III: The Search For Slim

Umberto Eco ("The name of the Rose") would be so proud of you.

I know I am.
by Orpheus
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Today's downtime
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Today's downtime

Yeah, over the decades I've learned TOO many times: "PHP (or any application level language) is for unsurpassed convenience (but can take up to an hour on massive, unexpected/unoptimized tasks). Command line is for performance. Unsurpassed performance? Eff it: it'll take longer to write a program th...
by Orpheus
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Re: Who's Here: The Search for Bots.
Replies: 535
Views: 4969

Re: Re: Who's Here: The Search for Bots.

Just a giant dead spider...

... and a faint eerie blue glow.
by Orpheus
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Weather: The Days of Summer.
Replies: 503
Views: 2756

Re: The Weather: The Days of Summer.

Two hobbits just came by and tossed a ring into the pothole in my asphalt driveway.
by Orpheus
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2018's Funny Pictures
Replies: 490
Views: 6621

Re: 2018's Funny Pictures

if cats could text, we'd be lucky to get a "So. It appears you exist. Still."
by Orpheus
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2018's Funny Pictures
Replies: 490
Views: 6621

Re: 2018's Funny Pictures