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The Veracity of Political CorrectnessWatching a tv drama the other day, I was struck by a line of dialogue that I've heard said by various people over the last couple of years, since Trump's campaign first picked up steam and dredged up all kinds of racist comments in public: "It's like e Go »
M-A-PHa! You're right of course; I didn't even see that. I have to appreciate the fact that I made a mistake while pointing out that Google made mistakes while pointing out that other people made mistakes. Go »
Greetings from EarthGood ideas! You guys make it look easy. In the end, someone else chose the message that was sent, and he made it up on the spot: hello from humans :)We made a few Jokes about wasting a billion-dollar piece of technology on that Go »
Sharing is OverbearingI really appreciate the advice, Aaron. Being able to see this from another perspective helped me recognize where there might actually be a problem and where I was definitely imagining one. For the people who I'm worried about feeling unequal in our gam Go »
Brexit ReduxI just don't get how May did not learn from Cameron's mistake, when it's that very mistake that led to her being in office in the first place. It would be like Bill Clinton saying in 1993, "Listen to me: There will be no new taxes," and then raising taxes Go »
Your Game, Your GoosSeveral people have asked me how to create a goo when the person does not appear in any of the photos offered by the form, like when they're too obscure or when someone else more famous than them has the same name. I have three answers to that question. Go »
Scott's Pet Peeve #1753Good point. I figure that's true for some people, and for other people it's about a desire to avoid any hint of cheating. It's the people who don't need to count out loud, but who do so anyway without consideration to their fellow players, that bug me. Go »
R.I.P. Chris CornellOn Corgan: I wondered if I should have clarified when I wrote that. I was speaking about alternative bands to emerge in the early 90s who lost frontmen, not just Seattle bands. Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime, and Blind Melon also qualify. Go »
Update Your Emails!I've been playing Hollywood Stock Exchange off and on since the late 1990s, building up a $1.1 billion portfolio with over 500 securities held. In the world of silly little online games like Funeratic offers, it's not a Go »
Hardwired... to Self-DestructErik: If you want to give it another try, you might check out "Halo on Fire," which is relatively mellow and (imho) pretty good, particularly the song-ending groove that it launches into around the Go »
MST3KRiffing is not for everybody, especially when the movies are bad. It takes mental stamina to sit through 90 minutes of that, even with sketch comedy bits as intermissions. And some of the material isn't even meant to be funny, just deliberately weird. Go »
Scott's Pet Peeve #9360I am annoyed when restaurants do not mention that their food is spicy. Kelly wanted steak yesterday, and there's an Outback around the corner, so we went there for dinner. The menu described a dish as "wood-fire grilled chicken and shrimp over fettucci Go »
Flavor UnfavorableDefinitely check out Black Thorn. As to the scoffs, maybe they're done in jest due to the STL / Chicago rivalry thing, and I'm just overly sensitive to it. And, I suppose perhaps it's more of a loyalty to Imo's, because even if I mention I don't li Go »
The Hardest Feat in Rock BlockWhen I designed the new-and-improved Rock Block, I wanted to make most of the feats easy to achieve as long as you kept playing steadily (such as "win 100 concerts"), but I also wanted to make one extra-difficult feat, something for the truly dedicated pl Go »
Peaceably to AssembleI try not to think about this subject, because it makes me so angry and I feel so powerless to stop it. I read so often in the news these days about families torn apart because of ICE, parents detained and shipped out of the country while their children a Go »
Game Over, ManAvatar has gone through this weird evolution. Before it came out, people thought it was going to be this massive flop, creatively and commercially. Then it was released and stunned everyone by being a massive popular phenomenon, even outgrossing Go »
Trump ReconsideredCertainly most conversations about Trump between liberals and conservatives go south fast, starting off without hope in the first place. But for a few people who come in determined to be respectful from the start and who discuss it in a neutral space, is Go »
Scott's Pet Peeve #2726I may have ranted about this one before and it's the use of the term co-conspirator. There cannot be a conspiracy of one therefore anyone else involved is a conspirator. "Co-" is redundant. Go »
Carrie and DebbieYes, exactly. Since Martin himself struggled to escape the box Hollywood put him into and become respected as a writer, I would think people would appreciate his sensitivity to Fisher's dilemma. He maybe could have chosen a better word than "creature," bu Go »
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