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What's on the Ol' Boob Tube?

I got invested in the characters right away with Opening New Doors... that was the first one I watched. I only saw a wee bit of an episode of Aloha State and it didn't really grab me. Go »

Summer 2018

It's the same now as in the badges system: At least 15 days must pass between two goos by the same player. Go »

Football 2018

Fortunate for me that I'm still a "Kirk Jerk". Hope it lasts. Go »

Samir Day

Hope it was a great day, Samir! Go »

Popular Picture

To be clear: I'm not saying that I approve of the Herald Sun cartoon; I'm just glad that the newspaper didn't do what every media company seems to do these days and fire the artist immediately and beg for mercy from the Internet mob. I find Go »


Agreed about the recency bias. I'm annoyed at how much of the encomiums for McCain praise him for standing up to Trump, as though his lifetime of service to the nation before that was not the very thing that put him in a position to stand up to Trump and Go »

We Don't Need No Stinking Badges... Do We?

The change in scoring systems is complete. We are back to the lucky cats (I missed those kitties) and the pagoda. If anything goes wrong with the restored code, plea Go »

The Tinder Trap

The whole stunt seemed a little sophmoric to me. Really? An app that treats people like sexual objects is dehumanizing? Go »

What is a Possible Goo Scoring System, Alex?

Scott, I was thinking and maybe you can let the computer pick all the categories randomly. And for the players created goo's you could use them for the daily doubles then you don't have to make a theme around the created goo's. And for final Jeopardy yo Go »


Maybe interstellar transit isn't impossible after all. I have no idea how feasible that technology is, but it's an interesting idea. Go »

Brand Me

Right there with you on the Aldi discovery Eric. I'm convinced some of the generic brands are actually the same products repackaged. Even if not, I'll accept the placebo. Go »

Stopping Sucks

Totally. This is why I am a Fabian. Go »


Yup. This is a solid analysis, IMO. The fear I have, and it's significant, is that this is leading to the mother of all October surprises. Go »

One World, One Cup

If we got nothing else out of the French victory, at least we got pretty good comments by Trevor Noah about national pride and ethnic pride. Go »

Joke's on You

If you're ok with an Avengers: Infinity War spoiler, I liked this one. Go »

Les Enfants Terribles

Because we live in a very deeply fucked-up time and place? Go »

I Still Need Explanations

Yeah, from what I heard, yesterday's ruling only applies in this specific case about this specific baker, because it's about how he was mistreated by the anti-religious Colorado state commission. A similar case brought to the Supreme Court might get a com Go »

Spring 2018

Thanks all! There has been some serious competition and some seriously difficult goos this season. Much respect to all. Go »

Roseanne Redux

Pet peeve: People are saying that now that Roseanne is cancelled, the entire cast besides John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf can go back to obscurity. "No one had heard of them before, and no one will ever hear of them again." What? Go »


Ha! Go »

Al Capone's Virtual Vault

I also have a bit of a different experience with traffic patterns. Whenever I use Google Maps on my phone while setting off to drive somewhere, I never fail to be annoyed that it automatically starts navigating to work (in the morning) or to home (in the Go »

Happy Birthday Scott!

Thanks again! I am humbled and lucky. Disney has numerous tours available. Go »

Past Tense

First thing that came to mind is the: following Sam the dog into a building scene from I Am Legend. The YouTube clip doesn't do it justice, but I will never forget seeing that in the theater. Heart Go »

A Confederacy of Dunces

Here's an appreciation of Isle of Dogs from a Japanese viewer. Whether or not you think the film committed cultural appropriation, it went t Go »


Kelly and I just finished the first season on Hulu. I know that the second is airing now and we'll see it when it's on streaming. It's... Go »

Memento Miscellany

Do certain objects unexpectedly feel like a connection to the past for you? I expect that feeling for souvenirs and picture frames that are intended to evoke memories, but I find myself surprised when I think about how certain ordinary objects conjure up Go »

Feeling Old for the First Time

Oddly enough, watching Doogie Howser, M.D.. Go »

March Madness Bracket Challenge

Glad everyone enjoyed it. I'll try to remember to set it up again next year! Go »

Lowest of the Low

I'm very much against corporate personhood. Corporations should not get legal protection for their "beliefs" and "opinions." But if we're going to have it, we can't reward some opinions and punish others. Go »


Given the weather lately, how are you New Englanders holding up? Each time I hear about another major storm striking th Go »

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Gay Marriage

I think we've mentioned it in passing, but I couldn't find an official thread here about gay marriage. There are a lot of changes going on right now in legislature. Go »

Yankees Win! Theeeeee Yankees Win!

Read the subject. That is all. Go »

Rock Block

I'm pleased to introduce the newest game on, Rock Block. Go »

Interesting Videos.....Or Whatever

Thought I would start a thread to post interesting videos in. Here's a pretty neat video. Go »

Election Day

Let's begin. Go »


It's been three weeks since Rock Block launched, and the early rush of mass participation has given way to a few regulars playing constantly. To a large degree that's normal and expected, but to the degree it doesn't have to be that way, I'd like to do so Go »

Current Goo

Does the current goo have all the leaders stumped? Can I declare victory now? Go »

Goo: Towers

Recently, I've been talking about taking the goo game in a different direction. That plan goes into effect tonight, with the start of Round XLI in five hours. Go »

Round XXX Tournament

We will begin in just five days. Here is the line-up for Friday, July 27th: Mike Eberhart vs. Go »

"Shall We Play a Game?"

Time for a meme game (thanks Gina). 1. Go »