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@  Rycochet : (05 March 2021 - 02:33 PM)

Better than my techniqueccutting off the outside world entirely and curling up in bed for months, barely eating or doing anything but sleep.

@  electricidad : (05 March 2021 - 09:03 AM)

WandaVision's message: Dealing with grief? Curl up with a good book.

@  tigerhawk : (05 March 2021 - 06:21 AM)

There's more S.cots in Appalachia then Scotland.

@  Stepwise : (04 March 2021 - 09:07 PM)

Wonko - I'm really sorry - I've been in that spot where everything is falling apart at the same time.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 04:49 PM)

a minivan which NOW sounds like it's on it's last legs. Christ, why is everything breaking now?!?!?

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 02:45 PM)

He's willing, but it's our parents minivan, and I'm half the labour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 March 2021 - 02:34 PM)

Like anything; if they're willing to haul it away it's theirs.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 March 2021 - 12:44 PM)

And now my brother wants the old fridge, so instead of letting the delivery folk deal with it, I need to move it.

@  NovaSaber : (04 March 2021 - 11:53 AM)

I take objection to the idea that public health is "politics" just because some politicians don't listen to the experts.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:59 AM)

I was only replying to the general sentiment of the last three posts before mine.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

The person you replied to specifically gave the example of "limiting the amount of people in a facility".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:58 AM)

This wasn't about "lock[ing] everyone in the country down".

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:57 AM)

All I'm saying is there are lockdown and anti-lockdown people and hashing it out in the shoutbox on a toy forum is dumb.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

You don't have to lock everyone in the country down to mitigate risks in one population.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Of course older people have it worse, but America is one of those countries where people ship their old people to homes far away from the action anyways.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

What ar you even trying to say, anyway? That we shouldn't complain about others increasing the danger more than necessary?

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:55 AM)

Frankly, there's a lot to say on this issue that can't be encompassed on the shoutbox and I really really don't want to have to deal with politics every single time I check the forums.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:54 AM)

To claim that this is about the people in the 20-40 range is also disingenuous.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:53 AM)

Essential workers and such are pretty fit on average which is an extra boon for them.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:51 AM)

It's not really a personal choice issue, it's a risk versus well, anything you want to do issue. Literally leaving the house results in potential exposure, mask or no. Overall, most of us who hang out here are 20-40, and our survival rate is comparable with some pretty out there statistics.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:39 AM)

Anybody who has to go out because of work or groceries or whatever can't just choose to avoid any potential disease-spreaders, for one thing.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (04 March 2021 - 10:38 AM)

Kind of disingenuous to frame this as just a personal choice issue.

@  fourteenwings : (04 March 2021 - 10:22 AM)

This whole "I can't handle people not me having the choice to not put on masks" thing's a bit much.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 March 2021 - 09:14 AM)

Hey, Florida is one of the most infected states, and we won't even shut down. We may use masks, but restaurants, clubs, you name it, those are still wide open. Also, what's limiting the amount of people in a facility again? :p

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 March 2021 - 08:57 PM)

Oklahoma is right there, apparently. Dang bible belt. Nice people, but not the smartest cookies I've seen.

@  Hg Dragon : (03 March 2021 - 08:52 PM)

Don't worry! COME TO TEXAS WHERE OUR IDIOT GOVENOR DECALRED THE STATE 100% OPEN AND ENDED THE MASK MANDATE!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

Beyond just the not even being able to walk into most stores

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:21 PM)

No kidding, but right now: unless it's physically on the shelf in front of you: there's no clear idea when it'll be available. And that goes for just about everything.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 04:18 PM)

I've heard new appliances are hard to get, for some reason

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 04:13 PM)

And the new one we settled on is backlogged up to two months. Even better.

@  TM2-Megatron : (03 March 2021 - 11:59 AM)

I mean, it's not all bad. Disney's releasing Speed remastered on 4K

@  wonko the sane? : (03 March 2021 - 08:48 AM)

And now the fridge has died. So far 2021 has been WONDERFUL.

@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.


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#21 Rust

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 07:33 PM

As much as I dislike the man and distrust him on a personal level and dislike/distrust the GOP more...I can only hope for the success of his administration and that he and they end up surprising all of us in the end.

 

I don't put much stock in that, mind you, but ultimately I'm trying to maintain a positive outlook on the future. Which is scary, when you consider for most of the election cycle, I was the guy on the street corner with the sign reading "The End Is Nigh" (at least, once I figured out Trump actually could win it).



#22 HellCat

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:29 PM

That speech sure told the rest of the world to grease up our butts.

#23 Teufel

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:40 PM

To add to Kalidor's current stats:

 

Senate

 

Republican: 52

Democratic: 46

Independent: 2

 

House

 

Republican: 241

Democratic: 194

 

Governors

 

Republican: 33

Democratic: 16

Independent: 1

 

State Legislatures

 

Republican-controlled: 32
Democratic-controlled: 12
Split legislatures: 6



#24 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:50 PM

Global population:
7,478,840,000

U.S. population:
325,435,000

Nations with known nuclear arsenals:
9

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 08:56 PM

Danger Level:

Very Yes


if you can see this, i apologize for the above tweet, i was young and stupid and had nothing of value to say. please support lgbtq rights and listen to women's voices. that's all that really matters now. the right is evil, and should be opposed. thanks.


#26 Shenanigans

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:02 PM

Well now I gotta reinstall Defcon


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#27 Wheelimus

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 10:16 PM

Global population:
7,478,840,000

U.S. population:
325,435,000

Nations with known nuclear arsenals:
9

 

The 9:

 

United States

United Kingdom

France

Russia

China

Israel

India

Pakistan

North Korea

 

Yay we're counting on the French to be the good cops.



#28 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 11:04 PM

I dunno, France doesn't drop neatly into the World Police theme music
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#29 DarkeklawGW

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 12:37 AM

Danger Level:

Very Yes

Today's threat level is....  PUT ON THE DAMN HELMET  
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#30 Blacknife

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 01:36 AM

Maybe France will say screw it and have us all fried.

#31 M Virion

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 01:46 AM

So Hey, Nazi punching is up, that's a plus. 



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 04:45 PM

Today in "Oh God its only been 24 hours" News, Trump gave a speech in front of the CIA where he argued about how big his crowd size was at the inauguration, ludicrously claimed he is an honest man and said we should have taken Iraq's oil, and that "Maybe we'll get another chance at it."

Who's ready for the Iraq War remix?

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

Forget comparing it to the crowd at Obama's inauguration, the crowd at the Women's March today is absolutely putting him to shame.



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Posted 21 January 2017 - 04:58 PM

I'm so proud of America.

Turning up in so many numbers as a sign of protest against the fascist tyrant in the White House.

Did British citizens do the same when the nationalist Right took over our country last June? No. Because we are spineless and pathetic compared to you. You offer the world hope.
 

#35 Rust

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:09 PM

To be fair, standing up to tyrants is kind of our thing.



#36 Marduk

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:46 PM

So He's having a meltdown over the crowds.  His press Secy is screaming over coverage.  Like, screaming screaming. I've heard calmer raging over XBL.

 

It was the largest attendance EVAR!!111!!

 

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#37 Ironbite

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:56 PM

BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!

 

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#38 Monique

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 05:58 PM

I really don't know about that. I think we've been okay with certain levels of it so long as it was packaged more palpably.



#39 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 06:03 PM

750k in Los Angeles, 500k in DC, at least 250k in New York.

Edited by Thylacine 2000, 21 January 2017 - 06:03 PM.


#40 Marduk

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 06:04 PM

I'm not really sure how to express how... surreal? That was.  Maybe it's 'cause I've never heard  Press Guy Screamy McScreamFace speak before. Is that how he normally talks? Like an unhinged person?

 

I mean, he claimed his numbers were bigger than Obama in 2009. That's... I mean. We've got pictures.  Like. You can see them. They're readily available. You know. For viewing.

 

And Brian "I'm Gonna Be A War Hero" Williams essentially went, "Sure. Whatevs."

 

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