Out of the Blue

A big orb weaver spider has demonstrated how smart she is by setting up her home-base outside one of our patio doors. This door doesn't get opened to disturb her webs, but the light it emits at night serves to lure prey into her trap. It's such a good spot, a second spider set up shop there below the first one. She didn't last long, but reading about orb weavers suggests their territoriality is limited to their webs, so I don't know that they came into conflict or anything. Anyway, she's been there for a few weeks now, and it can be fascinating to watch her building and destroying webs and attacking those unfortunate enough to become entangled. I mentioned feeling bad that her life-cycle would soon conclude with the onset of winter, leading MrsBlue to say something about building a terrarium for her. When I started to discuss the logistics of this she had to tell me she was kidding. You'd think she'd know better by now than to joke about such things with me.

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Sep 16, 2021, 23:39
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2021, 23:39
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Facial hair does seem to be a co-morbidity for COVID.

Of course so does room temperature IQ, a Southern accent, and an address in a trailer park. So that might just be a red herring.
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tell them their DMCA doesn't mean shit and to go eat a bowl of dicks.
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Beamer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 15:36:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 15:28:
I ran into this anti-vaxxer remembrance site randomly yesterday and spent a couple of hours going down the rabbit hole.

Made me want to shave off my goatee (you'll see what I mean).

Sad.

I always recommend that, anyway.
Shave the goatee, don't wear thin metal rectangular sunglasses, don't wear wrap-around sunglasses if not doing anything athletic, and don't wear bootcut jeans.
Basically, don't look like the "tough" guy from a 1999 boy band, haha.
The main reason I have it is my wife asked me to grow it to look more like Tony Stark.
“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
― Charles Bukowski
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Beamer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 22:47:
umm...


Are you TRYING to get us to watch fox news?! The facial expressions are amazing.
Currently setting a record for most edited posts, 1 reply at a time.
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Re: dust to dust
Sep 15, 2021, 23:03
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Beamer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 22:47:
umm...
Lulz. I'm not sure if I do or don't want to see a longer version of that clip....
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 16:17:
Why does it suddenly smell like Harlock up in here?

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I think we should start saying anti-vaxxers died of "Trump Lung". Watching their typical, unhinged reaction would be hilarious.

don't underestimate their stupidity. i can see them throwing it in our faces saying, 'if it was trump lung, at least it wasn't covid!'
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 19:53:

Rational people : Black lives matter !
Begrudging people : All lives matter !
Antivaxxers : No life matters !


Cthulhuists: No lives matter. The elder gods will eat us all.
"Lock the doors. Kill the light. No one's coming...home tonight. It's getting colder."

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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 15, 2021, 20:38
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Haha, that made me chuckle...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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RedEye9 wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 18:48:
The Lincoln Project releases 2 https://youtu.be/xRhxsrXOYEQ
https://youtu.be/bdfZ40xDoiE

Rational people : Black lives matter !
Begrudging people : All lives matter !
Antivaxxers : No life matters !

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WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 18:31:
Beamer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 17:16:
Hattori Hanzō wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 16:13:
anti-vax deaths = good

pro-vax deaths = horrible tragedy

I don't think "good" is the word anyone would use, but every monster movie has someone that insists the monster doesn't exist, despite all the evidence, and ends up getting killed because he willfully walked directly into the monster's mouth while mocking anyone that tells him the monster is real.

That's what this is a record of.
But the movie idiots rarely take willfully with them their spouse, children, parents, friends, acquaintances and chance encounters, to the monster's mouth.

The Lincoln Project releases 2 https://youtu.be/xRhxsrXOYEQ
https://youtu.be/bdfZ40xDoiE
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Beamer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 17:16:
Hattori Hanzō wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 16:13:
anti-vax deaths = good

pro-vax deaths = horrible tragedy

I don't think "good" is the word anyone would use, but every monster movie has someone that insists the monster doesn't exist, despite all the evidence, and ends up getting killed because he willfully walked directly into the monster's mouth while mocking anyone that tells him the monster is real.

That's what this is a record of.
But the movie idiots rarely take willfully with them their spouse, children, parents, friends, acquaintances and chance encounters, to the monster's mouth.

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Sep 15, 2021, 17:49
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I bet if you did a political study of those cave dwellers it was the red cave dwellers far and away who preferred to keep it in the family. Still credit where credit is due. They did eventually invent the banjo and corn squeezins. They also made better hunters for their amazing ability to squeal like a pig.

"You’re still learning English? That’s the language you speak. How dumb are you?" - Rick Sanchez
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Re: dust to dust
Sep 15, 2021, 17:39
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Hattori Hanzō wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 16:15:
if only you could REMOVE your own ignorance
Ignorance is curable. Stupidity isn't.
"The only way anyone can live in peace is if they're prepared to forgive." - The Doctor
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Hattori Hanzō wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 16:13:
anti-vax deaths = good

pro-vax deaths = horrible tragedy

I don't think "good" is the word anyone would use, but every monster movie has someone that insists the monster doesn't exist, despite all the evidence, and ends up getting killed because he willfully walked directly into the monster's mouth while mocking anyone that tells him the monster is real.

That's what this is a record of.
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 15:28:
I ran into this anti-vaxxer remembrance site randomly yesterday and spent a couple of hours going down the rabbit hole.
Skimmed through the site. Best thing: The form at the end of list to submit others...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: dust to dust
Sep 15, 2021, 16:17
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Sep 15, 2021, 16:17
 
Why does it suddenly smell like Harlock up in here?

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I think we should start saying anti-vaxxers died of "Trump Lung". Watching their typical, unhinged reaction would be hilarious.
"Lock the doors. Kill the light. No one's coming...home tonight. It's getting colder."

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dust to dust
Sep 15, 2021, 16:15
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Sep 15, 2021, 16:15
 
if only you could REMOVE your own ignorance
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anti-vax deaths = good

pro-vax deaths = horrible tragedy
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 15:28:
Made me want to shave off my goatee (you'll see what I mean).

Go for the full beard. Hell, grow it so long you can have Mrs. jdreyer do Viking war braids in it.


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If you would like help or further details on a technical discussion we're having, email me at bnhelp (at sign) keepusiel.net .
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Sep 15, 2021, 15:46
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 15:28:
I ran into this anti-vaxxer remembrance site randomly yesterday and spent a couple of hours going down the rabbit hole.

Made me want to shave off my goatee (you'll see what I mean).

Sad.
That site is harsh, I like how they do a countdown when looking at Thibodeau’s social media and say he still had 18 days to get vaccinated when he posted this. Thibodeau spent 15 years on death row, he was released with DNA evidence. COVID-19 didn’t care.

But then add a tongue in cheek disclaimer:
NOTE FROM VAXMAN: Please try not to directly insult the dead. They've already insulted themselves and, well, they're dead so they can't hear you. The LIVING Anti-vaxxers CAN hear you! Believe me they are visiting this site and writing me all pissed off. Like livid. Unless they are an extreme influencer like these radio hosts, we should try to keep it civil and a little less celebratory, and definitely shouldn't be calling these people names. Yes, they are all idiots, we all know that. Let's try to be a bit more "constructive", and try to convince people who are still on the fence to GET VACCINATED.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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