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by empath
20 Feb 2018, 11:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 235477

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

My hearing degradation is getting worse; I can't even listen to a movie trailer because the soundtrack (which is background music and is mixed to be so) STILL drowns out the dialogue for me. And to top it all off, I struggled to setup the perfect setting to try to hear one offhand remark in one such...
by empath
02 Jan 2018, 10:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 235477

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

2018 can go jump in the rancid dumpster fire remains of its two previous brethren! Two days into this year and already it's FUCKED me six ways from Sunday. Worked New Year's Day (cab driver), and we had some light flurries over the course of the day, so when I dropped off the cab, I needed to brush ...
by empath
19 Dec 2017, 12:44
Forum: Magnum Rewatch
Topic: Magnum Rewatch 27 - The Sixth Position
Replies: 14
Views: 6192

Re: Magnum Rewatch 27 - The Sixth Position

Oh dear; something belatedly occurs to me. Of course, I realize the likely reason is to wait until she's old enough to be trusted to safely amuse herself (in her room, or whatever) while G&K are doing the re-watch 'recording'. ...what if they were waiting for Penelope to get to an age where she ...
by empath
27 Feb 2017, 01:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 235477

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

Great; it seem Amerika had at least sorted out ONE contentious issue, and then Drumpf had to go undo any resolution and bring up the issue of 'Trans in bathrooms' AGAIN. You wanna know the solution? HERE: ABOLISH MULTIPLE-OCCUPANCY BATHROOMS. Your mall has a large 'men's room' and another large 'wom...
by empath
15 Jan 2017, 14:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst game ever? You tell me.
Replies: 106
Views: 11976

Re: Worst game ever? You tell me.

Welcome back, Slack.

Your presence always cheers us and makes the forums a better place. :)
by empath
24 Nov 2016, 13:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 235477

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

...from what I've heard - 'consumers' who have never worked in retail tend to loathe The Christmas Music™, too. But yeah, after nine years, that brief period of "Hey, some different stuff on the PA for a change. Cool!" that occurs before the "This is the sixth time I've heard Little D...
by empath
21 Nov 2016, 14:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stream Shelter Announcements
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: Stream Shelter Announcements

Sieg Reyu wrote:Feel like you should probably include this in the main post Stream Schedule Sheet


....herp :oops:

(thanks for the reminder! :) )
by empath
15 Nov 2016, 15:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The voxlunch stream shelter thread
Replies: 140
Views: 8556

Re: The voxlunch stream shelter thread

Elomin Sha wrote:You mean weak.


Actually I kinda like the pun; we might even adopt that as a slogan "Stream Shelter: Sanity is for the Week! (YMMV after 7 days)". ;)
by empath
15 Nov 2016, 11:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mixed Emotion Thread
Replies: 2772
Views: 95873

Re: The Mixed Emotion Thread

Just had a job interview; it was a lock - as soon as I showed up I had the job, the rest of the time was just some paperwork and training. :) The mixed emotion is - uniquely I did this while gainfully employed already (though the term is 'underemployed'), so I also had to give notice with my current...
by empath
14 Nov 2016, 16:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stream Shelter Announcements
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Stream Shelter Announcements

Hey, y'all. There's be a fair amount of distraction from the actual purpose of the Stream Shelter that Alex proposed and started up; I think someone else has put it most succinctly: (emphasis mine) Alex himself said The Shelter wasn't meant to be a place for people to bury their heads in the sand, n...
by empath
14 Nov 2016, 16:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alex's Stream Shelter? Safe Spaces? Echo Chambers? DISCUSS.
Replies: 133
Views: 14202

Alex's Stream Shelter? Safe Spaces? Echo Chambers? DISCUSS.

Right. The forum populace has had some lively debate about an issue, and despite the appropriateness of discussing this in a thread meant merely as a notification (poorly, admittedly, but still), the debate IS VALUED. As such, the same discourse is encouraged, either in the original thread , or here.
by empath
11 Nov 2016, 15:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 235477

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

That particular little headache that forms just over your eye when you try to do something to help others with a problem that you, yourself, don't have... ...and then your attempt gets shit all over and deliberately counteracted by a belligerent troll, whom also doesn't have the problem and thinks '...
by empath
11 Nov 2016, 12:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The voxlunch stream shelter thread
Replies: 140
Views: 8556

Re: The voxlunch stream shelter thread

Okay, let's put it like this: The "Stream Shelter" is the local. It's the gym where you go to have a post-workday exercise. It's the quiet nook where you snuggle under a blanket and sip a cuppa. It is a place for some people to go where they can sort out everything they're dealing with. Fo...
by empath
07 Nov 2016, 07:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 18138

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

Here's a 'definitely not gonna happen, but what if' contingency: Drumpf gets criminal fraud charges levelled against him, AND Clinton has something more culpable than "Grandma, you don't put that there !" come out of Bill's private email server, and they're both suddenly ineligible to run ...
by empath
01 Nov 2016, 12:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How are you feeling... in song
Replies: 511
Views: 36733

Re: How are you feeling... in song

Off with your head Dance 'til you're dead Heads will roll Heads will roll Heads will roll On the floor Glitter on the west streets Silver over everything The rivers all wet You're all chrome Dripping with alchemy Shiver stop shivering The glitter's all wet You're all chrome The men cry out the girl...
by empath
29 Oct 2016, 02:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh no! Uwe Boll Quits Film Making
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: Oh no! Uwe Boll Quits Film Making

Okay. I can see that; originally when the article said he was stopping because he wasn't making any money anymore, I'd assumed Germany was cutting back on the tax incentives and write-offs it was offering film productions, and he wasn't able to make his 'films' as cheaply. But yeah, this makes even ...
by empath
04 Oct 2016, 11:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The General Chat thread
Replies: 6647
Views: 187779

Re: The General Chat thread

Well, it WILL feel weird; I always thought of it as "Well I'm not 'old' yet...but I'm not 'young' anymore, either. And since I always felt 'young' up to now, that's where the odd-feeling's coming in." There's nothing wrong with it; it just is. I started getting white in my temples, and my ...
by empath
27 Sep 2016, 08:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Electoral Reform Survey - Please Pass it On!
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: Canadian Electoral Reform Survey - Please Pass it On!

Well, mandatory voting with your specific option to decline sounds like a decent compromise. A person gets counted, and still has the alternative having to 'choose the best of a bad lot'. Most of the ideas the survey offered has potential; I will be forthright and state that I usually answered #4 - ...
by empath
15 Aug 2016, 01:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mixed Emotion Thread
Replies: 2772
Views: 95873

Re: The Mixed Emotion Thread

Maybe that's why they were dragging their feet with the 1st position; they knew the 2nd was coming up, and they already had you in mind?

Anyways, congrats!
by empath
13 Aug 2016, 02:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mixed Emotion Thread
Replies: 2772
Views: 95873

Re: The Mixed Emotion Thread

"Don't despair, Mr. Stimpson."

"It's not the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand."
by empath
02 Aug 2016, 12:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 235477

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

*Reads Hosks post* *Has the sudden urge to book a ticket to the US to give someone a "10%" disability...* You plan a layover at St. John's International on the way, I'll join you for the rest of the trip and I think we can wrangle 80% out of the burro-crat...either for Hosk, or for the af...
by empath
27 Jul 2016, 13:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of win
Replies: 7651
Views: 205851

Re: The thread of win

Yeah, the bulk of the job is FINE for me - I love to drive, I enjoy planning my way through traffic and across a byzantine network of overgrown cowpaths they call 'city planning' in this place ;), I like helping people... ...it's just the drop in the price of oil (which this region is depending on) ...
by empath
27 Jul 2016, 01:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The thread of win
Replies: 7651
Views: 205851

Re: The thread of win

Fingers crossed and mojo aimed in your direction, Jam! Yesterday was a pretty profitable day in the taxi - usually I'll gross "a ton and gas" or a hundred dollars plus the cost of gas, maybe a little below or above. But thanks to a little remembering when and where some high-paying booked ...
by empath
24 Jul 2016, 13:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 235477

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

Similar. My one day off is Sunday; we'd planned to go out to a new restaurant for lunch today, and so I took efforts to make the waiting go easier - I stayed up later than normal with the hope that I'd thus sleep in late (because I could, not having to worry about work an' all) and then have less ti...

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