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by Orpheus
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery Season 2
Replies: 31
Views: 605

Re: Star Trek: Discovery Season 2

Now this is intriguing. You made movies as a kid. Get 'em up on YouTube. :D I doubt that even any scrap outtakes survive. The thing about 8mm is that it was just as much work to splice/save outtakes as the main reels.Actually, it would usually have been MORE work (at least the way I did it): outtak...
by Orpheus
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server upgrade, April 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 347

Re: Server upgrade, April 2019

If it was the call room at BCH/BMC in the mid-late 90s, I bet it was exactly the same incident

Tell me "Big Breaths". I need more stories for my anecdotage.
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery Season 2
Replies: 31
Views: 605

Re: Star Trek: Discovery Season 2

I just caught up with a few early S2 eps (E4 E5 E6, I think) I find Pike personable and engaging. I really liked Saru in many many ways until his return to his homeworld (I take it the Prime Directive is now "Force-alter the evolution of pre-warp civilizations without asking them; feel free to attac...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server upgrade, April 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 347

Re: Server upgrade, April 2019

Orphy , I have a problem I can't solve. Maybe you have an idea how to deal with it? Ages ago I set up a redirect that rerouted everyone from the domain's root address to a board's index file. I have deleted the board now as it's no longer used but the reroute still works. I can't find the reroute s...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server upgrade, April 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 347

Re: Server upgrade, April 2019

Long story short: Prim immigrant grandmother decides to use her granddaughter's "feminine hygiene spray" before a GYN exam. Except it turned out to be a vivid-colored sparkly spray-on hair dye instead. 70 yo OBGYN has seen it all, doesn't miss a beat. He simply says "Fancy!" and proceeds with the ex...
by Orpheus
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: The Orville - Season Two -- SPOILERS
Replies: 232
Views: 2397

Re: The Orville - Season Two -- SPOILERS

I haven't been around since [Note to self! page 3!] and there's too much to read/comment on, but I just saw S02E07 [Moclan heterophobia]. It was really interesting. The extended [if slightly hackneyed] staring off into space did as good a job of conveying the emotional misgivings/regret of the varia...
by Orpheus
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server upgrade, April 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 347

Re: Server upgrade, April 2019

Whoa. Just checked in after being mostly offline for over a month. Sorry I wasn't around to help. I've done several PHP upgrades over the years, but I must confess that none have been problematic. Possible because I didn't leave anyone any choice. I switched the board software over in one swoop [i.e...
by Orpheus
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: The Orville - Season Two -- SPOILERS
Replies: 232
Views: 2397

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: 232
Views: 2397

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: 413
Views: 10539

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: 413
Views: 10539

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: 188
Views: 2042

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: 501
Views: 22103

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: 188
Views: 2042

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: 287
Views: 3334

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: 165
Views: 6208

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: 232
Views: 2397

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: 413
Views: 10539

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: 287
Views: 3334

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: 214
Views: 3889

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: 9672

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: 9672

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: 9672

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: 9672

Re: 2018's Funny Pictures

Gary wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:25 am
Image
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: 413
Views: 10539

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....