Out of the Blue

Variety, among other outlets, is reporting that Sumner Redstone is dead at 97. Sumner was my boss on some level, as I was at MTV when it was acquired by Viacom. I never met the man personally, but have always been struck by an anecdote about him from someone who did. As mentioned in the obituary, he suffered serious burns in a hotel fire. The way the story was told to me, shaking with him was surprising by the hard-edged scars on his hands. His hands were scorched by the fire as he hung from a window ledge. His intense will to live that allowed him to hang on as his hands burned and his enormous success in life seemed to go hand-in-hand, so to speak. I always found this tale to be quite inspirational, as well as a bit intimidating.

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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
Aug 13, 2020, 14:20
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Aug 13, 2020, 14:20
 Kxmode
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 02:44:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 00:45:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 17:01:
Ah yes, the 2020 Apocalypse Bingo card is just full at this point.

Not yet. Still waiting for "governments announcing they have achieved peace and security (as if it has any meaning)," "governments destroying religion," "commercialism collapsing," "celestial phenomenon," "great tribulation," "people judged by Jesus and doomed to their fates," "people becoming faint out of fear in expectation of things coming," "Jehovah destroying all human governments and their military (aka Armageddon)," "Satan is thrown into the abyss," and "the end of the system of things."

THEN it will be full. This year is a walk in the park compared to what's coming.

I love mythology too; Indian, Greek, Norse, Japanese, African, you name it. Great stories with a surprising number of similarities, with and without translation errors.

Soon you will see that it is not mythology. Just wait for the United Nations' "peace and security!" announcement and the destruction of religion. After that, the rest above will follow.
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
Aug 13, 2020, 02:44
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires Aug 13, 2020, 02:44
Aug 13, 2020, 02:44
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 13, 2020, 00:45:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 17:01:
Ah yes, the 2020 Apocalypse Bingo card is just full at this point.

Not yet. Still waiting for "governments announcing they have achieved peace and security (as if it has any meaning)," "governments destroying religion," "commercialism collapsing," "celestial phenomenon," "great tribulation," "people judged by Jesus and doomed to their fates," "people becoming faint out of fear in expectation of things coming," "Jehovah destroying all human governments and their military (aka Armageddon)," "Satan is thrown into the abyss," and "the end of the system of things."

THEN it will be full. This year is a walk in the park compared to what's coming.

I love mythology too; Indian, Greek, Norse, Japanese, African, you name it. Great stories with a surprising number of similarities, with and without translation errors.
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
Aug 13, 2020, 00:45
Kxmode
 
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires Aug 13, 2020, 00:45
Aug 13, 2020, 00:45
 Kxmode
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 17:01:
Ah yes, the 2020 Apocalypse Bingo card is just full at this point.

Not yet. Still waiting for "governments announcing they have achieved peace and security (as if it has any meaning)," "governments destroying religion," "commercialism collapsing," "celestial phenomenon," "great tribulation," "people judged by Jesus and doomed to their fates," "people becoming faint out of fear in expectation of things coming," "Jehovah destroying all human governments and their military (aka Armageddon)," "Satan is thrown into the abyss," and "the end of the system of things."

THEN it will be full. This year is a walk in the park compared to what's coming.
"I used to fence at Bel-Air Academy." "Oh, really? How much do you think we could get for that stereo?"
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 13, 2020, 00:04
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Aug 13, 2020, 00:04
 
Watched ‘The new Go-Go’s’ doc, it was good.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 12, 2020, 19:51
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Aug 12, 2020, 19:51
 
WoW Shocked
That Sumner Redstone story is something else.
http://archive.today/IZ4YZ
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 12, 2020, 19:24
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Aug 12, 2020, 19:24
 
Sounds like a real-life Bene Gesserit test. Brave and determined action on his part.
If I were in that position I think I would fail.


• Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine.
How many daughters have you got to spare?

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 12, 2020, 18:44
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theglaze wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 18:28:
Vaccine trial of 30,000 people sounds pretty good. I wonder how long they will wait to discover any longterm effects before ruling it safe... 3 months?

So many people dont believe in the virus, vaccines in general, or the intertwined politics, I wonder if this COVID-19 vaccine will hold up against (probably) intense exposure this winter.
The 3 month timeframe sounds about right. Think December if the large trial is a success.
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Turning rust into a super-conductor...
Aug 12, 2020, 18:35
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Turning rust into a super-conductor... Aug 12, 2020, 18:35
Aug 12, 2020, 18:35
 
2020 more and more reads like a sci-fi novel
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Re: Out of the Blue
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Aug 12, 2020, 18:28
 
Vaccine trial of 30,000 people sounds pretty good. I wonder how long they will wait to discover any longterm effects before ruling it safe... 3 months?

So many people dont believe in the virus, vaccines in general, or the intertwined politics, I wonder if this COVID-19 vaccine will hold up against (probably) intense exposure this winter.
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Re: Chernobyl Forest Fires
Aug 12, 2020, 17:01
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Ah yes, the 2020 Apocalypse Bingo card is just full at this point. Burning trees releasing radiation across the globe, nice. Good touch, great turn for the show this year, 2020 writing team.
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Re: Quake II
Aug 12, 2020, 15:06
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TorchMaster wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 13:04:
I was able to get my free Quake II from the Bethesda launcher this morning. It seems like you have to actually install it to claim it. 220mb install. QIIIA still shows as 'Buy Now'.

Not really.
Installed the launcher, logged in, clicked above in Games, All, Library.

Logged out. Logged in again, clicked above in Games, All, Library.
Quake II figured as "Not Installed", that is, it's mine to install whenever/forever.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 12, 2020, 14:54
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A new meaning for cutting onions.
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Quake II
Aug 12, 2020, 13:04
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Quake II Aug 12, 2020, 13:04
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I was able to get my free Quake II from the Bethesda launcher this morning. It seems like you have to actually install it to claim it. 220mb install. QIIIA still shows as 'Buy Now'.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 12, 2020, 12:41
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People need to think of these things. A balloon on a plastic string. It's going to land somewhere and not go away and most likely an animal will end up suffering for it. People need to stop being so fucking selfish and start considering the other life on this planet and how everything we do affects them. Honestly, it would really be for the best for this world if this pandemic wiped out mankind.
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