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Posted on entry I was naive ::: June 18, 2018, 09:39 AM:
I'm doing what I can by volunteering for the country Democratic party. Co-hosting teaching sessions on activism. Running a Twitter feed, helping with press releases.

Oregon's senators are fiesty and not tolerating any bullshit.

Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: May 28, 2018, 10:26 AM:
Dozois was a regular at the campus SF convention I helped run an ungodly number of years ago. A good guy.
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: May 14, 2018, 10:42 AM:
So sorry to hear the news, Fragano.
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: May 10, 2018, 10:43 AM:
What Joel Said in #714.

I have soups, pasta dishes, stews, and hunks of meatloaf with sides in plastic containers in my freezer.

I've discovered that mashed potatoes can be frozen and reconstituted somewhat satisfactorally.
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: March 24, 2018, 10:31 AM:
About to head off to Portland's March For Our Lives.

It's going to be cold and rainy but there's no other place more important I could be.
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: March 22, 2018, 10:48 AM:
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: March 17, 2018, 09:13 PM:
Happy Healing Bruce!
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: March 09, 2018, 06:41 PM:
Via Twitter:

Patrick & Teresa are looking for a charity to take their culled books.

Also, they had a bit of a flooding disaster last night. Fortunately in their old place. Lost a bed and some basement shelving.
Posted on entry We're back ::: March 07, 2018, 09:13 PM:
FYI age:

Teresa's Twittering today includes shots of their impressive wall-of-bookcases, and of Patrick loading them up with books. (35 boxes today.)
Posted on entry We're back ::: February 24, 2018, 05:05 PM:
Best of luck to TNH and PNH with the decluttering and move.

Freecycle is so freaking great.

(Last night, anticipating getting a new headboard for my bed, I was mentally composing a post describing the old one. Which is pretty much useless at being a headboard, since it is composed of a few swooshy pieces of metal tube with a big gap directly behind each place where an occupant might place a pillow. I dumpster dove it and just dealt with it until I got my tax refund and thought "the time it right.)
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: February 10, 2018, 02:14 PM:
Along with a sample wheeled chariot, you give the Aztecs fifty feet of sample road . . .
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: February 04, 2018, 06:34 PM:
@Joel: HAH! I meant mole as in double agent, but mole people *would* have been cool.

(I got a 500 error and didn't see 144 when I returned to the thread, so I started over . . . delayed action posting!)

I did not realize that GOG was originally a 3D film! I've heard it was a staple of Saturday afternoon TV, but I never knew about it until a few years back. The body count in the film is astonishing! People get cryogenically frozen and shattered, smooshed in a centrifuge, solar-flared, and rended by a robot.
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: February 04, 2018, 11:02 AM:
The 1954 movie GOG has computer hacking. Enemy agents plant transceivers in a computer which controls an underground science lab, allowing agents in a high-altitude plane to use test equipment as murder instruments.
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: February 04, 2018, 10:59 AM:
The science-thriller movie GOG (1954) has computer hacking-into. Moles from an alien power plant transceivers in the computer which controls operations in a secret underground lab, allowing agents in a stratospheric jet/spacecraft to use test equipment (and non-anthropomorphic robots) as murder weapons.
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: January 31, 2018, 08:17 PM:
@Tim May: AWESOME! Eat the epic!
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: January 31, 2018, 03:57 PM:
The movie Get Out is back in theaters for Oscar season. I went to see it yesterday.

Whoooooaaaahhh nelly. That has to be one the most effective, plot-twisty thrillers of the century so far, and in the running for the greats of the genre. Right away it establishes a tense vibe that at first seems to be veiled middle class racism. Then it gets strange and uncomfortable and then goes full out gonzo.

I believe the title comes from what half the audience wants to scream at the lead character starting a half an hour in.
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: January 27, 2018, 07:10 PM:
@Jaques: Whatever the colonoscopist used on me knocked me right out. No memories from when I drifted off to when I woke up. I was drowsy but fairly functional right afterwards. I was disappointed that the assistant didn't get a joke I made. No aches or pains. But glad I don't have to repeat the experience for another 5 years or so!
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: January 24, 2018, 10:54 AM:
I spent a sleepless hour last night wondering how I could have better handled an minor electrical fire in a restaurant I managed. In a dream I'd just woken up from.

At least anxiety dreams about missing a final exam means you just have to dream about taking a class again.
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: January 23, 2018, 08:06 PM:
@Kerstin: Thank you for letting us know. Condolences, and please take care.

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I selfishly wish Le Guin had hung on long enough to write what would have been an amazing obituary for the Trump administration.
Posted on entry Open thread 220 ::: January 23, 2018, 01:46 PM:
@PJ Evans: I hope hell week passes swiftly and hope you have a nice feast planned post-chemo.

@Abi: We appreciate all you do. May the flood recede.

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