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Fall 2020

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Best Movies of 2020

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Rock Block Rebuses

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Bless This Mess

Samir, we're the opposite here. I prefer to put away small appliances that we don't use, while Kelly wants them all out, all of the time, and we do it her way. Go »

President Biden

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Fake News

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I recently read what I consider to be a pretty good (if saddening) prediction: The annual "War on Christmas" is going to make the pandemic worse this year. Go »

R.I.P. Alex Trebek

I felt the same way about the show's celebration of intelligence, which is why I'm a bit dismayed to see this clip making the rounds this week. Go »

15 Days Before and After

And just to be even clearer, this scheduling-a-goo-for-a-specific-day thing is infrequent: It's something that I do to my own goos a few times each season and to player-created goos almost never. Go »

This Vote Counts, That One Doesn't

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The You Meal

Taco Bell for me too. Start with a burrito tortilla, add chicken and Mexican rice and a double portion of three-cheese blend, melt it in the steamer, and add white onion and sour cream before rolling it up. Go »

Tragic Comedy: Zoom Edition

I had a awesome time Go »

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Erik yes they are. I got to go visit my nephew and he's always a blast. Go »

Extra Life 2020

Aw, thanks! This is the charity. Go »


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Happy 40th Samir.

That's amazing thinking, Samir. All of those points are great. What a good attitude to make the most of a very bad year. Go »

Rock Around the Clock

Always fun. Always. Congrats for the win! Go »

Happy Birthday Mr. Bates

Happy 40th man! If it helps, nothing noticeably changed for me when I hit 40. Go »

Summer 2020

Russ, congrats on playing another perfect season! It was even harder this summer than most seasons. :-) Go »

R.I.P. Chadwick Boseman

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Star Swap

Haha, that's great, Denise! That should be fodder for at least a couple of minutes of comedy for some late-night current-events comedy show. Go »

What's on the Ol' Boob Tube?

I keep hearing good things about The Boys. I'll check it out. (And Ted Lasso eventually, when I get around to Apple. Go »


I was hoping for Tammy Duckworth above all; I've admired her for years. Someone suggested that if he's elected, Biden should make her director of the VA, but I wonder, why not Secretary of Defense? Go »

Retiring Phrases

More phrases that need retiring: "Mississippi's state flag is the last one based on the Confederate flag. Go »

Opening Day, Sportsball, and the Like

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Football 2020...?

I'm thinking I'm sitting out and hoping they don't play. I would deeply regret it if they do. Some things are actually more important than NFL games. Go »

This Could Spell Trouble

I just came across this article specifically citing Jew as a slur that should never be played (or uttered, presumably). Go »

Lady Hey?

Well, that good will didn't last long. Go »


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The Most Interesting People in the World

I neglected to reply to this at the time, but better late than never: Samir, I want to fix your IMDb credit! Go »

The Problem with Ranked Choice Voting

I like that! I have not heard of that before. It seems like it would help with a number of problems. Go »

Failure to Deliver

Yeah, Kelly and I get weird substitutions too when we order groceries online. They can't find product A so they substitute product B, then they can't find product C so they substitute product A, in the same order -- huh? Go »

Cop TV

Trevor Noah did a pretty good job at demonstrating the problems with cop shows as they're currently made. Go »

Mayhem in Milwaukee

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Defund the Police

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Changing Labels

Somebody put the whole movie on YouTube. I can't help but notice the comments debating whether or not the alternate-universe events portrayed in the movie could have plausibly happened, completely missing the point. Go »

Top o' the Racism to Ya

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Les Enfants Terribles

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Aka the Cat

Yeah, Samir pointed out to me that when you have a pending guess, you're pretty sure it's wrong and you should be able to erase it with Aka without waiting for me to mark it wrong. Go »

George Floyd, Minneapolis, and Beyond

I confess some guilt over not saying or doing more during this movement. This is huge, and hugely important, and I've let myself be distracted by stuff going on in my professional and personal life rather than pay closer attention or take action. Go »

Longest Discussions

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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. 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. It's part strategy game, part collecting game, part business game, and part rock-n-roll fantasy league. Go »

Interesting Videos.....Or Whatever

Thought I would start a thread to post interesting videos in. Here's a pretty neat video. This girl is nuts for doing this though. Go »

Election Day

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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. Go »

Current Goo

Does the current goo have all the leaders stumped? Can I declare victory now? Or have we just not had enough time? 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 »

"Shall We Play a Game?"

Time for a meme game (thanks Gina). 1. Pick five of your favorite movies that many people have seen. Go »

Round XXX Tournament

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