Out of the Blue

There's light at the end of the tunnel for us tackle football fans, as today is the last Sunday for some time with no official games. This means only a few days remain to get in on the ground floor of one or both of our annual football pools. The pick-em league uses the password bn and the spread league uses password bn2. It's free to signup, which makes a perfect bookend to the fact that there are no official prizes, but you can't put a price on bragging rights. GLHF.

R.I.P.: Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67. Thanks Devicer.

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A pitiful Labor Day box office ends a historically awful summer movie season.
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Re: Two major German cities evacuate more than 60,000 people to defuse WWII bomb.
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Yeah, this seems to happen every few years. Defusing 70 year old bombs is not a job I would care to have...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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As North Korea continues its nuclear sabre rattling we can all rest easy knowing that nothing will come of it.

Even if the US and her allies were to magically eliminate all the nukes in the North, which it can't. The DPRK has enough conventional weaponry to attack Seoul and her estimated 25 million inhabitants*, which is only 35 miles from the border.
Not even the current idiot in chief could tweet his way into a conflict of that magnitude.
Happy Labor Day


*Including metro area.
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@jdreyer, fishingtime is the reincarnate of a lamer Captain Harlock.
Do no feed.
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 4, 2017, 10:02:
fishingtime wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 23:33:
I guess you think everyone has to like the same music ?
Of course not. It was the reaction that struck me: "detest." I wouldn't have guessed that Steely Dan would inspire that level of negative emotion. Metallica? Sure. Kenny G? Absolutely. Anyway, you learn something new every day.

It blows my mind that you didn't know.
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fishingtime wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 23:33:
I guess you think everyone has to like the same music ?
Of course not. It was the reaction that struck me: "detest." I wouldn't have guessed that Steely Dan would inspire that level of negative emotion. Metallica? Sure. Kenny G? Absolutely. Anyway, you learn something new every day.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:53:
HolArt and music is based on all those insane old cartoons from the 1930s.

That would be the Max Fleischer style. He did things way, way before Warner Brothers and Disney ever thought of doing them and a lot of what they did do was based off his pioneering techniques. For example, a lot of the old animated films that look like they are quasi three dimensional is based on his invention of the Rotoscope.
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Welp. We are closing on both houses on the same day. Fingers crossed, looks like everything is falling into place.
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I'd certainly say Steely Dan's sound is fairly unique and consequently is not universally liked. I personally like it, there were days at work when I had their Greatest Hits CD playing in the background literally all day.

RIP Walter.
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MeanJim wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:32:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:13:
Welcome to last year Cutter.

Doesn't he live in the past?

Well I have to, or I have to live in the Idiocracy of the now with idiots like you. The future's so dull you have to wear a dunce cap.


"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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The Half Elf wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:13:
Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:53:
Holy shit, check out this game coming to GOG. Art and music is based on all those insane old cartoons from the 1930s.

Cuphead

Welcome to last year Cutter.

And how the hell am I supposed to keep on every bit of news on the planet? Don't be snarky.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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I guess you think everyone has to like the same music ?
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RoboNerd wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 17:28:
Detest Steely Dan. That is all. Guitarist

Huh. I've never heard someone respond so negatively to them before.
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Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:53:
Holy shit, check out this game coming to GOG. Art and music is based on all those insane old cartoons from the 1930s.

Cuphead

Yeah, it's been in development for a while. I love the art style.
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MeanJim wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:32:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:13:
Welcome to last year Cutter.

Doesn't he live in the past?
The CutterVerse is on its own timeline. Neither past, present nor futue.
It is the void of a Venn Diagram where the circles never overlap.
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The Half Elf wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 19:13:
Welcome to last year Cutter.

Doesn't he live in the past?
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Cutter wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:53:
Holy shit, check out this game coming to GOG. Art and music is based on all those insane old cartoons from the 1930s.

Cuphead

Welcome to last year Cutter.
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Detest Steely Dan. That is all. Guitarist
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Holy shit, check out this game coming to GOG. Art and music is based on all those insane old cartoons from the 1930s.

Cuphead
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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Alex Jones was right again
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