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  1. 1 day ago on Working Daze

    Yeah; it’s one of the hazards of aging: self-censorship of satire. I don’t do enough of it, and end up explaining far too many of my attempts at humor. And I’m sure you know why a joke is like a frog.

  2. 1 day ago on Doonesbury

    Okay; now we know: you’ll take any opening to complain about The Great Cheeto. How about you use some of that energy instead to help the Dems nominate a candidate who can beat him handily in a general election?

    He’s going to keep coming back until he’s properly trounced. Literally any candidate between 40 – 70 who’s in the more moderate 50% of the party and has held (any) office before without significant scandal could accomplish that. I’m not holding my breath for the Dems to nominate someone in that demographic.

  3. 1 day ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Yeah, it’s like the time I was stopped by 2 cops who still had peach fuzz. Neither of them looked to be 20. (This was when I was only around 30, not now when everyone looks 20 to me.) I couldn’t bring myself to call them “sir”, so I went with “officer”.

  4. 3 days ago on Working Daze

    Absolutely, Rita has no clue about her effect on people or, equivalently, how they see her. That’s an important part of the “her thing” I was referring to.

  5. 4 days ago on Working Daze

    And Rita’s been doing her thing for longer than Elon’s been famous.

  6. 4 days ago on Working Daze

    It also means that Elon Musk has gotten lucky, so far. Their site is held together with bailing wire and duct tape, just barely (they have a huge presence at the place where the company I work for also has a bunch of servers).

    Someone figured out, recently, that there are a handful of servers in Twitter’s sprawling network, that if any one of them crashed, all or a big chunk of Twitter would be dead for, at least, days. And from what I hear, it seems very likely that at least one of the few people who keep those scattered servers healthy is now a Twitter ex-employee. Not every ticking time bomb explodes; we’ll see if (or for how long) Elon’s luck holds.

  7. 4 days ago on Dog Eat Doug

    But those stuffed toys aren’t so cheap, either, at the rate he seems to be going through them.

  8. 4 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Maybe I’m reading too much into your post, but it sounds like you’re taking the old “the Jews killed Jesus” thing out for an airing. Even the Pope walked that back half a century ago, though I assume from your tone that you’re not so interested in what the Pope would say or do.

    Kindly consider that “the crowd” and the (barely) organized Pharisees didn’t kill him; the Roman governor over the Holy Land did. Then consider, if you will, that the Romans were not in the habit of taking orders from conquered peoples.

  9. 4 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    From the time I was about 10, the JWs would often knock on our door when I was the oldest one home. I figured out quickly to just tell them “I appreciate your concern, but we have a different tradition.” It was perfectly effective, and efficient, and good practice for living in a civilized society. Which we sadly no longer seem to live in.

  10. 5 days ago on Working Daze

    Elon has lots of ideas, and most of them work out pretty well. That’s why, for example, there’s such a thing as internet service in Ukraine right now. It’s just that there’s an occasional bad idea, and he keeps forgetting that hubris is a thing.