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Matsu
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2022-05-15, 09:56

The random online “eulogies” are a bit of a drawback too. You exponentially increase the likelihood of your family periodically being reminded of your Darwinesque misadventure at random points in the future.

I wonder about that whole thing. I’m not one to try such things, but from the angle of the video it really looked like the cliff face wasn’t sheer enough to even try to do it “safely” - like you needed to jump out 20-30 feet just to clear any rocks. Is that normal for this kind of activity? Is it a spot where people often jumped?
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psmith2.0
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2022-05-15, 10:55

Yeah, it looked like something a sensible person wouldn’t have attempted. You’d need a good bit of run and a very “forward” leap, it looks like, to stand a chance. This is one of those things where if you’re not 100% on the math/logistics, you err on the side of caution and go do something else (meet for drinks, collect seashells, play some croquet, work on your tan, enjoy an afternoon of wild hotel sex, etc.). You know, all the stuff normal, reasonable folks do on vacation.

Was booze involved? If so, did the wife not step in and veto the idea..."honey, you're drunk. You're not about to jump off a 100-foot cliff. Let's go grab lunch...", etc. Or was she part of the stupidity? "Hahaha...do it, babe! It'll be cool. I'll even film it so we can show everybody!"

I don’t know why people do crazy dangerous things that seem to be a sure-fire death (or serious injury) sentence.

To me, that’s not “living”. Living is…well, living. Not traumatizing your family by doing pointless, unnecessary stuff and having them see you splat all over the rocks 100 feet below.

But I’m weird that way...

That it's called "tombstoning" implies that the idiots doing it must realize there's some truth/accuracy in the naming. But, in their quest for coolness, clicks/likes and viral 15 minutes, it's a chance they're (foolishly) willing to take.

You know, so their friends can post asinine shit like "he died doing what he loved...respect!" and so forth, as though he were a firefighting smoke-jumper, worked North Atlantic oil rigs or was part of Doctors Without Borders in some war-torn region (as opposed to some fool who decided it was a good use of his vacation time to jump off a 100-foot cliff for no reason whatsoever).

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2022-05-15, 20:49

**And This Is Why I Go To Wendy's News**

Child porn investigation reveals Arby’s worker peeing in milkshakes, Washington cops say



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A child porn investigation took another disgusting turn when Vancouver police officers found a video of a man peeing in milkshake mix at an Arby’s restaurant, Washington authorities reported.

The man, a night manager at the restaurant, told police he urinated in the milkshake mix for sexual gratification at least twice, Vancouver police said in a news release.
Oh, is that all? Because I would've been absolutely livid had it been 3-5 times.

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Investigators are seeking anyone who bought a milkshake at the 221 NE 104th Ave. restaurant on Oct. 30 or Oct. 31, the release said.

They ask that anyone with a receipt or verified transaction information contact detective Robert Givens at robert.givens@cityofvancouver.us.

Another Arby’s manager told police the restaurant sold at least one ice cream float and 30 to 40 milkshakes Oct. 30, The Columbian reported.
That's quite a few potential, unaware piss drinkers, unfortunately. And, factoring in those dates, you have to figure there may have been a bit more customers/business than usual, with folks stopping by on a break from trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities.

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Detectives in a child porn investigation contacted the man May 10, the release said. He admitted downloading and distributing child pornography, police said.

A search of his phone and other digital devices uncovered “dozens of photos and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children,” the release said.

The search also uncovered a video of the man urinating in milkshake mix containers, police said.
How bad do you have to be that "pissing in a restaurant's milkshake machine" is the least of everyone's concern in this story? Any other time, if that's the sole offense, that's plenty. But, placed up against the other stuff the bastard was up to, it's barely a drop in the bucket (you'll pardon the figure of speech).

Another one that needs to be beaten about the head and neck with something a bit weighted and sharp for 2-7 hours.
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kscherer
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2022-05-15, 22:41

"Sexual gratification"?



Unrestrained self-expression will be our doom.

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Another one that needs to be beaten about the head and neck with something a bit weighted and sharp for 2-7 hours.
I'd get in line, but I suspect he would be pulp by the time my turn came.
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2022-05-16, 10:45

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"Sexual gratification"?



Unrestrained self-expression will be our doom.
Shocking bit of piss-ism here.

One man's foot fetish (or fascination with huge knockers) is another's pissing-in-the-fast-food-milkshake-machine. Who are we to judge, mannnnnn?

But here you come, with all your judgmental, caveman bullshit, disrespecting the memory/efforts of those who courageously spent years pissing in milkshake containers at McDonald's, Burger King and Dairy Queen just so, someday, a night manager at Arby's might freely pursue his urges/desires without condemnation and discrimination (other than, you know, getting busted on a separate, unrelated pedophilia rap).

But, that aside, we WILL NOT pee quietly into the toilet, dammit. EVER! We've come too far to stop now.

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2022-05-22, 10:48

**I Could Understand If You Were On a Forced Death March in WWII or Something, But... News**

1 dead, 15 hospitalized in Brooklyn Half Marathon amid unseasonably warm conditions

Tragic, sure. But 125% avoidable.

High humidity + higher-than-usual temps for May* + not fully trained in/used to those conditions = don't run in a voluntary, non-mandatory event.

Pick your battles/challenges.

I understand there might be some pride/ego at play, but is a T-shirt (or bragging rights) worth it?



*Like here where I live; the past 2-3 weeks have been 10-12 degrees higher than normal for May in Chattanooga...we've been in the 90's since mid-week. We typically don't cross 90 until early-mid July. I've never had to put the AC on before June 20 (yes, I track this stuff ). I've been running it for a good 9-10 days now, a full month earlier than I ever have in my life. I like to keep all my windows open in the spring and fall for as long as possible, not running the AC or heat until absolutely necessary (which is usually late June and early-mid December, respectively). I love sleeping in the cool night air that comes into my bedroom.

There ain't been none!

As some know from another thread, I've been out in this stuff on a multi-week deck/porch/fence-painting project. But I was (mostly) shaded, hydrated, took breaks as needed, worked in small, manageable chunks of 2-3 hours a pop, went slow and easy, etc. I wasn't out running in the open, direct sunshine, etc. for 13 miles. It would never occur to me to do so in these crazy, uncomfortable conditions. Unless you're being chased by a bear, it just isn't necessary.
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Matsu
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2022-05-22, 15:17

I think it’s possible to train the quit out of someone. That’s maybe not peak athletic performance exactly, but to get into a zone where you don’t recognize immanent signs the body’s about to fail until it’s too late. I think it’s possible to be just fit enough and just engaged enough that you miss some crucial signals and then you’re in distress. Especially runners, you see it in videos sometimes, even advanced/elite runners: they’re going along really well, and then they just slam into an invisible wall and they’re stumbling and falling over, and half the time it looks like a drunken stupor, and they keep trying to get up and go on. I think that’s some sort of dysfunction in the wiring. They’ve become so conditioned in shutting off pain messages, that sometimes they basically just don’t hear the body scream, “STOP!”
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psmith2.0
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2022-05-22, 15:26

I know it's possible. I've got more than a few of these types in my life. All they do is stay hurt, it seems. And when they're not, then they're out doing stuff that almost guarantees they're in for another round of recovery/recuperation.

Too much of anything can be too much of anything.
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Matsu
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2022-05-22, 15:42

It’s also possible that sometimes relatively normal people find the same zone. I offer the Canadian version. Every year some seniors die after shovelling snow. Dangerous period seems to be especially in the first hour after exertion. They just don’t realize how much it ups their heart rate and blood pressure in a short time.
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kscherer
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2022-05-22, 20:39

Not to mention all of the condensation taht collects in their lungs.
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2022-05-23, 11:56

Concept Artist Colin Cantwell Dies at 90
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It’s for his early work on Star Wars, though, that he has become best known. Employed early in the original film’s development, in 1974-75, Cantwell is the originator of many of the series’ most iconic and memorable ships, including the X-Wing, Y-Wing, TIE Fighter, Star Destroyer, Landspeeder, Sandcrawler, and Corellian Corvette (which was originally supposed to be the Millennium Falcon). He was also the original designer of the Death Star.




I've always loved looking at this kind of early prototype design for sci-fi and seeing what elements ultimately got tossed or were further tweaked. As a kid I had all the models, from whatever movie or TV show, scattered on my bedroom shelves or hanging from the ceiling. Little trivia nuggets like this are amazing:
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“I didn’t originally plan for the Death Star to have a trench, but when I was working with the mold, I noticed the two halves had shrunk at the point where they met across the middle. It would have taken a week of work just to fill and sand and re-fill this depression. So, to save me the labor, I went to George and suggested a trench.”


It's worth having a peek at his personal website where prints are sold, just to see how close (or not) his original designs were to what finally got put on screen.

So it goes.
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psmith2.0
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2022-05-23, 12:47

That's awesome. I love this.

I've only really heard/been aware of Ralph McQuarrie with this kind of stuff, but there were obviously others contributing.
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kscherer
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2022-05-24, 16:40

** Fake Jackassery That Will Get Someone Killed **

Viral video doesn’t show trick stunt on NYC subway platform; it was edited

A dangerous stunt that wasn't a stunt at all, just some fancy editing. I suggest that if someone attempts to replicate this IRL and dies, that they take this jackass out back and beat him to a pulp.

I wonder if these fake idiots know how impressionable this kind of stuff can be? I wonder if they even care? I suspect they don't, since the endgame is likes and followers.

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kscherer
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2022-05-24, 16:43

And also in the news: Another school shooting.

What the fuck is wrong with people?
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2022-05-24, 19:47

I attended a wedding this past weekend in San Francisco at the Presidio Golf Course (former Army base, now closed and converted for non-military purposes) and my brother-in-law's rental vehicle had the back window broken (not a golf ball). Fortunately, there was nothing inside worth taking. We later heard that at least one other car in the golf car parking lot was broken into. The parking lot is not large and the three double rows are close to the clubhouse.

One of the other guests said this is very common in San Francisco. People who are driving slowly in the toll lines for the Golden Gate Bridge have had windows broken and items taken, reportedly recorded by surveillance cameras. Residents who cannot park in enclosed garages reportedly post signs, "Do not break windows, nothing of value inside."

Is this common for big city life? San Francisco, in particular, does not have a good reputation.

Anyway, I would not have posted this, but my other brother-in-law sent me a message link about other San Francisco happenings, so I assume that if he sent it, it might be of interest as compelling daily news:
SFPD refused to stop a car burglary ring, or SF District Attorney claims SFPD would not assist in prosecution.

As presented, the SFPD is in the wrong, but the San Francisco District Attorney's office has a reputation for not acting in the public interest, back to the Kamala Harris days and before, so I wouldn't assume things are as one sided as they appear.
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2022-05-24, 21:02

I've lived in San Francisco for a few years, and property crime is definitely worse than any other big city I've lived in. It's not unexpected to walk down a street in a touristy area and see a line of cars with their windows broken. It's multifactorial—the police don't really do anything about low-level crime, and the past couple DAs have really leaned into the idea that prosecuting low-level crime would be inequitable (relatedly, the DA is facing a recall election next month).
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2022-05-25, 00:25

When I lived in San Francisco (in the early 1960s), the only thing I had to worry about was getting my milk money taken if I took the wrong route to school. These days, would a first or second grader even be walking to school alone?
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2022-05-25, 06:32

I know someone who has lived in the Bay Area since the late 80s/90s. By the time Donald Trump stepped forward to run for president this person went all-in for that administration, shocking me and everyone who knows them. I mean, some long-standing relationships were *permanently* destroyed by that political break toward Trump. This really surprised the person, too. In conversation with them, I realized that the slow drip of liberal approaches by San Francisco lawmakers (and apparently enforcers, now) is what must have pushed this person away from Bay Area liberalism and into the arms of a guy who sounded (to them) "perfectly reasonable".


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turtle
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2022-05-25, 07:34

Really, this Musk drawing describes so many I know. My liberal family members actually feel the same way:


If Musk's graphic is right then moderates/centrists look conservative and old school conservatives look extreme right. Perspective is everything in these situations.

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Perspective is everything in these situations.
Indeed.

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2022-05-25, 09:24

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If Musk's graphic is right
It isn't.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tan...-back-decades/
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2022-05-25, 10:14

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Indeed.

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2022-05-25, 11:09

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I’d love to know how they came to that conclusion. The article says they “analyzed votes” and “assigned them values between -1 and 1”, but if it says how they came up with those the values, I missed it.

When I was a kid, people who did wrong were punished, restricted, and forbidden. Now, when someone does wrong, all of the rest of us are punished, restricted, and forbidden... and the one who did the wrong is counselled and "understood" and fed ice cream.
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2022-05-25, 13:56

Yeah, I looked at that article and I have to say those polls seems really skewed. There is a greater push to socialism in this Dems than there have been before and yet they didn't move left much but the Reps swung wide right?

Something isn't stirring the Kool-aide here.

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psmith2.0
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2022-05-25, 17:31

**I Give Up News**

They spent a fortune on pictures of apes and cats. Do they regret it?

If they weren't mental patients, I'm guessing they would.

Just more of that NFT stuff...

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For years, Nate Hart admired a drawing of a cat: It was gray, with unusually large eyes, and pictured on a shattered, smoldering tablet. So last September, when the owner signaled they were willing to sell, Hart swooped in and offered a hefty sum: $600,000.
$600 would've been ridiculous for what it is. $600K?!

This is the stupidest shit I've ever seen/heard. And I've seen/heard some Grade A stupid shit (I've been hanging out here for nearly 18 years, after all).
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kscherer
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2022-05-25, 17:42

$600,000 would feed a lot of hungry kitties.

$600,000 would also feed a lot of hungry children.

But, if you're not willing to feed hungry kitties, why would you feed hungry children?

These people are genuinely lost!

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2022-05-25, 23:33

Women who wrote book called "How to Murder Your Husband" found guilty of murdering her husband

I mean, what is there to even say about that?
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2022-05-26, 03:28

Wow America.

You're so great at murdering children.
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2022-05-26, 04:10

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She was telegraphing that one. What are the chances?

“Ma’am, it’s the police. Believe it or not, we’d like a word with you.”
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