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b_b  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Happens When Fandom Doesn't Grow Up?

Bud Dry or death

tacocat  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The media is sleeping on Tartar Control Bud this year

b_b  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers

I guess the US will have to start keeping chocolate bars in all of their embassies in hostile territories as a Canary in the coal mine. Melting candy spells trouble!

goobster  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Or just walk around the office and ask any ladies if they aren't cold. That'd be an instant giveaway... ;-)

b_b  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Stem Cell Benefits May Let You Cheat Death

:D

b_b  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Paul Manafort Convicted in Fraud Trial

I don't necessarily buy it either. If it pisses Trump off though, I guess I don't care about the intent.

kleinbl00  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I cannot recall a public appearance made by that woman that has not been a net negative for the president.

The Occam's Razor on Melania Trump is she's a vindictive Mean Girl subtexting the shit out of her husband for ruining her comfy life.

ThurberMingus  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values / My parents impressed on me the values...

    That is a lesson that I continue to pass on to our son / Barack and I ... our children...

Too fun to overanalyze

b_b  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Paul Manafort Convicted in Fraud Trial

Amazing that Giuliani can spin this as, "This proves Trump isn't guilty."

Meanwhile, Melania is trolling the shit out of him. Guess she likes her New York friends more than her husband. Big surprise.

OftenBen  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hope the Melania thing is true. That's good storytelling right there.

b_b  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't necessarily buy it either. If it pisses Trump off though, I guess I don't care about the intent.

kleinbl00  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I cannot recall a public appearance made by that woman that has not been a net negative for the president.

The Occam's Razor on Melania Trump is she's a vindictive Mean Girl subtexting the shit out of her husband for ruining her comfy life.

ThurberMingus  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Barack and I were raised with so many of the same values / My parents impressed on me the values...

    That is a lesson that I continue to pass on to our son / Barack and I ... our children...

Too fun to overanalyze

    "Pornhub visitors between the ages of 18 to 24 are 19% less likely to search for breasts when compared to all other age groups, but visitors aged 55 to 64 are 17% more likely to search."

lololololololol.

The difference in those age groups is that one grew up with the internet (and by extension internet porn) and one didn't. I don't think this result means what the good people of Hooters think it means, especially as evidenced by the fact that Twin Peaks is expanding and doing well, which is basically just a more modern Hooters.

    ... their future is being robbed blind by the Boomers and wondering why you and I did nothing to stop them.

The gen X'ers in Congress are just as bad. Paul Ryan is the leader of that cadre and he makes the law-making boomers look like stewards of all that is right and holy. Devin Nunes? Rand Paul? All psychopaths. (I'm picking on GOP because they're the ones I can think of off the top of my head...Seems like every major Dem is 70+ years old--Corey Booker doesn't seem like a POS just yet. That's one I can name.)

Some millenials are starting to be elected, but my guess is that they'll shit the bed, too. Everyone does, because it's too easy to love the wealth and power that are so easy to grab once you're there. Our tax laws are a big part of the problem, but as soon as you start making that $200k Congressional salary, you're not too likely to increase your own rate, I guess.

b_b  ·  48 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ohio Special Election Live Update

Greens notwithstanding, this is another example of a Trump heavy district almost flipping. If I were a Democrat running for office I wouldn't even acknowledge my opponent during the race. I would run against Trump entirely. He is toxic.

b_b  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Trump Could Be Like Reagan

As familiar as I am with the Dumbest Idea in econ, I did not know that Cheney anecdote. Hearing about Dick being told about trickle down is just like Anakin being initiated to the Force.

b_b  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski T-Shirt to Send You

Lol. He did it in high school or some shit with spray paint on a white t-shirt (and the dude's in his 40s, so high school was probably before many of the users were born). You can look up the wayback and cross reference it to when veen and/or galen joined. The logo predates all and is infinite and everlasting.

tacocat  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I figured it wasn't veen based on account ages. I was kidding.

galen  ·  60 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Whoops my bad I was thinking of that time that veen made a shitton of design variations & stickers

My kid's nanny just quit graduate school in music therapy because she was like, "Fuck it, I love taking care of babies, and $15/hr is as good as I'll get out in the world anyway." Fucked up that I can get a college educated 20 something for $15/he because she doesn't have a lot of other prospects. Not sure if I should feel good employing someone, or feel bad about taking advantage of our perverted economy. I think I can feel both, but the one thing I can't do is pay her more. That's the difference between me and a big corporation: I'm spending what I can. I don't have a CFO ready to fire me if I don't jump at the chance to find a nanny who will work for $14.50 with a non compete clause.

tacocat  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yesterday I did some quick math about the hourly rate to be considered middle class. I made $15/hr at a point and was shocked to know I was technically middle class for my area. It ranges from about $12/hr to ~$23/hr depending on which state you live in. Something is very wrong with wages in this country. And while I have limited sympathy for people whining about struggling while making upper middle class salaries, I can be brought to sympathize with a person making $150k based on the details of their story.

kleinbl00  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Some of my friends are rising towards upper class. Most of them are descending towards lower class. Nobody is sitting still.

One of the things that allowed us to invest in building a birth center was moving out of LA. Our monthly expenses went down $1700 a month.

b_b  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 11, 2018

I think it's because we've all but lost several major contributors due to time consuming jobs. The problem is every major contributors stimulates more conversation than just what they write, so the effect of losing a few is pretty big on a site this small.

veen  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, for me it's work and life consuming most of my time. I'm writing an academic paper based on my thesis as well, and I notice it's not easy to find the time for that. But I have also drastically cut down my time on Reddit, Twitter, HN, and reading newspapers which has limited my exposure to cool things to post here.

mk  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm here and reading, but often desperately unable to get down what I want to say about something. I've found airports and planes be my most productive Hubski time.

I'm going to share some stuff here tonight.

I accidentally transposed this to read "We all use our fucking brain." I was like, "Wow, tacocat is being really nice to republicans today for some reason."

tacocat  ·  88 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Incidentally, I'm being really fucking mean to them in other parts of the internet and they've yet to catch on.

That the internal combustion engine was invented before the ideal gas law was discovered.

b_b  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 27, 2018

Cultural cues, I guess. When you grow up in a place that is snow white, and lots of the white people are racist, and most of the exposure you have to black people is from music, movies, and TV, you tend to have a distorted view of black people. It's an almost certain outcome. Especially when the closest city to you is Detroit, which is an economically depressed place with endemic crime, and most of the adults you know wouldn't go within the city limits without a really good reason, you will almost certainly be intuitively afraid of geographic locations that are predominantly black. That's shitty but true.