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Re: OotB: Salad Days
Nov 27, 2021, 15:48
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Re: OotB: Salad Days Nov 27, 2021, 15:48
Nov 27, 2021, 15:48
 
If we can't force vaccines on them then make it as painful as humanly possible to function. Require daily tests in order to do anything like get groceries and ban them from every other aspect of life, no driving, no public transportation, no walks, etc. Make them virtual prisoners and make them pay through the nose for it.

In Nuremberg they've implemented 2G+ in some areas now. That means either a rapid test - only good for - 24 hours or a PCR - good for 48. And that's if you're fully vaccinated! I got turned away from a museum today for that. Motherfucker! All these no-mask, anti-vax cocksuckers are really fucking everyone else's shit up!

I only hope this doesn't become the norm for the rest of my trip or it's gonna get real fucking expensive real fast. At this point I think I need to look into blowing off Paris and coming back early. I decided to splurge a bit there and have gone upscale on my digs - in the Opera district, about a 5 minute walk from the Louvre. If I can't do anything without getting tested daily than there isn't a whole lot of point being there.

And all these measures are idiotic when hordes of people are out shopping in huge crowds and 99.9% of them aren't masking.

Interesting to note: Passing through those crowds today I overheard several conversations where I picked up the word "omicron".
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Re: Date Night Bowling Released
Nov 27, 2021, 15:09
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Re: Date Night Bowling Released Nov 27, 2021, 15:09
Nov 27, 2021, 15:09
 
Take the skinheads bowling, take them bowling....
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Re: OotB: And Into the Black
Nov 26, 2021, 19:18
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Re: OotB: And Into the Black Nov 26, 2021, 19:18
Nov 26, 2021, 19:18
 
Guten abend mein herrs! This missive comes to you from the land of chocolate!

It's funny, went into 2 stores and both told me I need an FFP2 or better mask for service. They were nice about it and served me anyway yet, oddly, the staff weren't wearing them - just regular disposables or cloth masks.

Beyond that, just like Italy 99% of everyone on the streets isn't wearing at all or half-assing it at best. So what's the fucking point?

I've pretty much been masked up the whole time because I don't want my trip derailed by COVID and I still caught a cold from one of these arscholes. And they wonder why COVID is rising again.
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Re: OotB: Dam Happy
Nov 24, 2021, 15:57
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Re: OotB: Dam Happy Nov 24, 2021, 15:57
Nov 24, 2021, 15:57
 
Went to see the Peggy Guggenheim collection today. Intimate and well curated museum of modern art of the last century. While a small collection, it's well represented by some of the majors like, Pollock, Picasso, Kandinsky, Dali, et al. and many more less well known artists of those periods.

I'm not a major fan of most modern abstract work but I was quite impressed with this collection nonetheless. Pollock's Alchemy is especially impressive to see close up. Way more textured than I'd imagined. It's downright chunky - I'll be posting pics of all this stuff when I get home.

And as with any museum or gallery you'll likely find a few pieces you like from artists you've never heard of.

It's certainly worth visiting at any time of year.

One of the staff gave me some suggestions for some smaller but notable galleries in Berlin. She feels personally that Berlin is the best place to see art in Europe and she's Swiss. Super cool chick.
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Re: OotB: Dam Happy
Nov 24, 2021, 15:39
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Re: OotB: Dam Happy Nov 24, 2021, 15:39
Nov 24, 2021, 15:39
 
Blue wrote on Nov 24, 2021, 15:26:
fujiJuice wrote on Nov 24, 2021, 12:22:
Hey Blue I am still experiencing intermittent connection issues with the site. I don't 'think' it is on my side as it seems to only be with your site.
I am not aware of any issues, nor am I experiencing any myself.

Is anyone else having such problems?

Coming to the site from across the pond atm and zero problems with it.

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Re: Martha is Delayed
Nov 24, 2021, 14:28
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Re: Martha is Delayed Nov 24, 2021, 14:28
Nov 24, 2021, 14:28
 
Freddy's dead... that's what I said....
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Re: OotB: I Know Kung Fu
Nov 23, 2021, 17:33
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Re: OotB: I Know Kung Fu Nov 23, 2021, 17:33
Nov 23, 2021, 17:33
 
Heh, it was funny today. Exploring Venice and I kept flashing on Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade, "Ahh, Venice."
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Re: OotB: Quick Trip
Nov 22, 2021, 17:50
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Re: OotB: Quick Trip Nov 22, 2021, 17:50
Nov 22, 2021, 17:50
 
Happy belated, Blue. Speaking of which, on my second night in Rome at dinner someone had a birthday. They turned out most of the lights while they brought out the cake and then the whole restaurant broke out in wild applause - several dozen people - and they all belted out some short happy birthday song. I've never seen anything like it in a restaurant. Makes me wonder if it's common over here.
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Re: Kotick Would "Consider" Leaving Activision Blizzard
Nov 22, 2021, 17:40
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Re: Kotick Would "Consider" Leaving Activision Blizzard Nov 22, 2021, 17:40
Nov 22, 2021, 17:40
 
30 years of running a toxic company, raping the workers and shareholders both and it STILL isn't enough for this monster and his enablers on the board. Fucking unreal.
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Re: OotB: Dammit!
Nov 19, 2021, 14:19
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Re: OotB: Dammit! Nov 19, 2021, 14:19
Nov 19, 2021, 14:19
 
Also went to San Marco and San di Lorenzo too. The former being the abbey that was the home of Fra Angelica, and Savonarola as well. Saw Fra's famous Annunciation finally. Beautiful, but I never realized it was painted in situ before.

San di Lorenzo was mighty impressive as that's the final resting place of the Medici. You come to realize just how powerful they were when you see this place and it was mostly designed by Michelangelo and Donatello.

The tombs with his day and night, and dawn and dusk sculptures are glorious.

The dome in the cathedral proper is breathtaking. The Renaissance is really fucking mind blowing in person. I can only imagine what it must have been like seeing this stuff as a peasant back then.
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Re: OotB: Dammit!
Nov 19, 2021, 13:28
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Re: OotB: Dammit! Nov 19, 2021, 13:28
Nov 19, 2021, 13:28
 
Went to the Accadrmia today and saw David. He was way bigger than I thought he'd be. That seems to be the way with most things I've seen so far. They're either much bigger or smaller than I'd thought they'd be. The rest of the museum was ok and it was small. I got through it all and that was a leisurely saunter in 45 minutes.
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Re: OotB: Refill?
Nov 19, 2021, 13:22
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Re: OotB: Refill? Nov 19, 2021, 13:22
Nov 19, 2021, 13:22
 
Armengar wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 11:50:
The guy in the sistine chapel shouting "NO PICTURES!" was great. Italy can be hit and miss but is an ok place if you dont mind shouting and gesticulating.

Yeah, they're quick to jump on anyone doing that or telling people to be quiet or take off their hat but they don't say shit to all the idiots on there with masks half off.

It was really funny at one point it was getting loud in there and the head guy gets on the PA and chastises everyone in Italian then English about how the chapel is a place of reflection and finishes with a rather loud and stern... SILENCIO!

And no Spyder, I'm not headed to. Trieste, I'm on to Venice next.
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Re: OotB: Dammit!
Nov 19, 2021, 13:10
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Re: OotB: Dammit! Nov 19, 2021, 13:10
Nov 19, 2021, 13:10
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 12:58:
Another nonlethal way of handling beavers I heard on the radio the other day is to stick an outflow pipe through their dam. It's cleverly called a "beaver deceiver."

Huh, was just thinking the same thing. Why not divert some water with pipes instead?

You should pass that article on to your town council and the wildlife people, Blue.
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Re: Icarus Next Month
Nov 19, 2021, 12:54
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Re: Icarus Next Month Nov 19, 2021, 12:54
Nov 19, 2021, 12:54
 
Abandonware part deux?
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Re: Star Citizen Free Test Fly Underway
Nov 19, 2021, 12:52
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Re: Star Citizen Free Test Fly Underway Nov 19, 2021, 12:52
Nov 19, 2021, 12:52
 
Remember when this thing could elicit 100+ posts in a few hours?

Wha' happen?
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Re: OotB: Refill?
Nov 18, 2021, 18:31
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Re: OotB: Refill? Nov 18, 2021, 18:31
Nov 18, 2021, 18:31
 
Speaking of coffee, I'm in Italy atm. Coffee is a bit of a thing here if you hadn't heard. Seriously though, I always thought it was a bit of an exaggeration but it isn't. Everywhere, all day long, people are just pounding espresso like it's going out of style. It's effing amazingly good and crazy cheap. The cafe by my hotel does hand pulled shots for a euro. Cappuccino? $1.50. Food is amazing and cheap too. It's no wonder the Italians are always eating. I had a plate of good pasta, Tuscan bread, and a half litre of wine tonight for 8 euro!!!

Beyond that the culture so far has been unreal. The cities themselves, not so much. Spent a full day at the Vatican - his Holiness says hi btw. The Sistine Chapel is mighty impressive indeed but it doesn't hold a candle to St. Peter's Basilica. St. Peter's is unequivocally one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. It was a pretty overwhelming experience.

I was at the Uffizi all day today and that was right up there too. Tomorrow I'm at the Academia, then the Bargello, Santa Maria Novella, the Medici palace, and Santa Maria del Fiore all over the next couple of days. Come Monday I'm off to Venezia!

A presto,ciao!
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Re: OotB: Wave Bye Bye
Nov 14, 2021, 12:43
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Re: OotB: Wave Bye Bye Nov 14, 2021, 12:43
Nov 14, 2021, 12:43
 
I'll see peeps in a month. Though I'll check in from time to time on the road! Party on Garth!
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Re: OotB: No Biggie
Nov 13, 2021, 16:04
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Re: OotB: No Biggie Nov 13, 2021, 16:04
Nov 13, 2021, 16:04
 
Me Ma rescued a 2 year old male bunny from the animal shelter today. After he gets comfortable she's going to see about getting him a brother or sister bunny - another rescue rabbit. He sure is cute and friendly. I can't imagine why anyone would have ever given him up.

Meanwhile I'm off to Yer-rope tomorrow at 6PM! Jesus, Mary, and Glavin, it's been a ton of work lining this all up and I have a pretty full schedule while there. I'm going to need a vacation from my vacation when I get back. When I get to the Vatican I'll ask the Holy Father to give a shout out and blessing to you peeps. We're tight like that.

Rome, Florence, Venice, Nuremberg, Berlin, Cologne, Paris, here I come!
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Re: OotB: Two Thumbs Up
Nov 12, 2021, 19:10
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Re: OotB: Two Thumbs Up Nov 12, 2021, 19:10
Nov 12, 2021, 19:10
 
Tourists trample over the vegetation, remove plants and sand, make their own "nests" -- even fencing them off -- and dump waste including cigarettes, condoms, toilet paper, wipes and cans.

There isn't a single moment of any day where assholes everywhere aren't being selfish pieces of shit. Population Zero growth track required by law the world over!
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Re: etc.
Nov 12, 2021, 19:03
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Nov 12, 2021, 19:03
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 12, 2021, 14:21:
China tried a deeply flawed idea of communism, then they went for maximal capitalism, now they are going back to another round of flawed communism. Whatever. One system or another - the same type of people will always be the winners.

China has always been an autocracy in practice regardless of what they call themselves. Just like the US calls itself a democracy, when it's a republic. Canada calls itself a democracy but is, in fact, a constitutional monarchy. We don't even have private property as such, as all land belongs to the Crown. Regardless of China's motivations it's good they're reigning big tech in. We sorely need a LOT of that ourselves.

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