Punko

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Flew three times over the Atlantic before 1st birthday. What did you do before 9 a.m. today ?

punko wrote:
I'm surprised Fox allows the Simpsons to lampoon trump
punko wrote:
Gerry1of1 I'm with you on the "allegedly" part.  It's obviously a promo for the upcoming film, not a paying gig.
punko wrote:
"I don't normally wear makeup, but when I do, I use a human scrotum to apply base"
punko wrote:
While Pillar is a fantastic outfielder - and does Superman impressions catching a baseball, this wasn't Pillar diving.  It was Chris Coghlan.  Pillar was batting.
punko wrote:
In before stupid chat bots spam the comments . . .
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Hollywood accounting - why Alec Guiness insisted on a percentage of the gross, not the net.  Mind you, regardless of method he would have made out ok on that movie.
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One of the blue-green ones (2nd or 3rd from the back) has a slightly different setting, so it doesn't perfectly get in sync.  I love how the pink one on the right sits 180degrees out of phase, at the 2:24 mark, then in less than a dozen seconds, goes into perfect sync by 2:36

Very cool.
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Why does everyone consider exploration/future habitation on Mars (or elsewhere) and cleaning up/living on Earth binary choices?  We can do both, you know.  Or at least, we can do both if we have the will.  We certainly have the ability to do both.  its a question of managing priorities and expectations, and avoiding short-sighted political thinking.

Oh wait. short-sighted is the only kind of 'thinking' that our politicians appear to follow.  never mind.  we're screwed.  We'll never establish colonies on other worlds and we will fuck up this planet.

Just think how our civilizations expanded and advanced because we learned to think forward enough to plant seeds for a crop many months from now.  We learned to plan for 'next time' to set aside a surplus for a rainy day.  Long term thinking got us out of the trees.  Why do we seem to reward politicians for thinking in 4 year cycles?


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squrlz4ever I would even go as far to say that a openly Muslim person as presidential candidate would win over an openly athiest one.  The religious would find more common ground than they would imagine with the former, and would find the latter's secular moral compass scary (because it doesn't come pre-labelled) and encourages individual decisions vs groupthink dogma.
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This version still falls behind the desktop version, which has all the useful measurement tools, the ability to use 2D only (better imagery for overhead views), and other features.

The 3D views have been around for years, shown as the yellow blobs (locations which have been 3Dized)

So, not much new here for me.  A very useful program - one I use professionally, but this new web-browser (only for chrome, btw) version is a step back.
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I find it terribly amusing that while segments of the US population would never have considered a black president until it happened, or a woman president until it became a possibility, but the concept of an openly atheist president would be rejected by both the blue side and the red side.
punko wrote:
thezigrat except that specific video indicated that a particular species of ant does recover their wounded.  When marked as wounded, these ants were seen on later raids.  Thus not eaten.  And as an aside, o tentacled one, we humans don't eat our wounded.  We kill them first, so they're our dead.
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kalron27 Only if the service runs at flight of the bumble-bee speed . . .

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kalron27 technically, if that war broke out, it wouldn't be Europe stuck in the middle, it'd be Canada.
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Flight of the Bumble-bee.  But they have to do the funeral service at this speed, so everyone can get to the bar sooner.

1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZO5KTJTwhE
punko wrote:
squrlz4ever Piss off my wife before you say that. It'd give you an alternate opinion . . .
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thezigrat If I to visit south of the border (I sure as hell wouldn't move there) Fosters would be the last thing I'd bring.  Well, actually, it wouldn't be the last thing I'd bring, but there is a whole assortment of actual beer that I'd bring before Fosters.  Besides, importing it from Australia and then importing it to the States would be strange.

You do know why Canadians think that American beer is like making love in a canoe - they're both fucking close to water!
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prichards114 Don't disparage  cocksuckers by comparing Trump to them.  Cocksuckers are at least a benefit to mankind as a whole.
punko wrote:
Not visible north of the border :(
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Gerry1of1 But what are they afraid of?  I understand the use of a focus for hate & fear, but where does the fear come from?

I can understand the fear of a stranger as a physical risk to yourself, or the fear of the unknown (kind of the same thing), but fear of someone with different preferences than you?

I mean, I get completely behind the folks that can't stand spiders or or the Toronto Maple Leafs, but at least that comes from a quasi-rational place.

The fear of someone who prays to a different god?  Fear of folks that cheer for a different team?  Fear of those that like women, but are women?  Fear of differences?

WHY THE FEAR?

And to anyone who doesn't think their hatred of different races, or religions, or orientation doesn't come from fear - it does.
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Gerry1of1 In a world full of hate, where fear and ignorance run rampant, we imprison folks for the crime of loving another consenting human being.

I've never understood the fear that causes homophobia.

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I didn't see anything unusually violent or anything else that would be difficult to get "past the censors".  It certainly wasn't "extreme".
punko wrote:
squrlz4ever good grief, Burton Cummings without a mustache ?  Never !