Eric from Boulder
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May 4 Eric from Boulder commented on How You Would Die If Earth Was Hit By an Asteroid.
I can't see that image without hearing the "Ms Gulch/Wicked Witch" theme.…
Apr 24 Eric from Boulder commented on Married Couple Who Shot and Pepper Sprayed Milo Yiannopoulos Protestors Charged With Assault.
@3: Yes, that's just exactly it. And if I can just add: "and in a civilized society, those who _do_ shoot someone just for being an asshole go to prison."
@4: Yes, this is also exactly it. And never mind protests: people who use the word "snowflake" are overwhelmingly the same people who are afraid to go even to the grocery store without bringing their gun.
Apr 2 Eric from Boulder commented on On the Blabbermouth Podcast: Dreamy Jon Ossoff and Dodgy Devin Nunes.
@6: His lordship is back. He had a multi-month refractory period after the orgasmic events of early November. In the years he's posted here, I've never been able to suss out whether Basil is an elaborate parody of all that is horrible about the currently ascendant version of American conservatism, or whether whoever is mashing the keyboard in Basil's name is actually sincere. I go back and forth. But in regards to your question, real or otherwise, the character Lord Basil was always more Spencer/Bannon than Buckley/Will. Basil is perfectly thrilled with how things are going down.
Mar 31 Eric from Boulder commented on Trump Is Not Trying to Prove He Is a Good President, He Is Trying to Show He Is the White President.
Yeah, that's great Raindrop. You've noticed that certain themes tend to crop up in Mudede post. Fair enough. But you're an intelligent guy. Do you disagree with Charles' basic analysis?
Mar 25 Eric from Boulder commented on Two Openly Gay Candidates Are Running For Office Up In Anchorage—Or Is It Three? (UPDATE: It's Three.).
@13, not to be the vocabulary nazi, but I'm thinking you're using "mutually exclusive" in a nonstandard way. As a counter example, I for one have both a political ideology AND a sexual orientation. So do you, come to think of it! Evidently sexual orientation and political ideology don't always exclude one another. I suggest you go with "mutually orthogonal" or "utterly uncorrelated" or "fully decoupled questions." You'd still be incorrect, of course, but it would less instantly obvious. If you want instead to say "Despite what many would have you believe, conservative gay men do exist", then I have further quibble!
Mar 8 Eric from Boulder commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Twenty-Something Ways for a Twenty-Something to Come Out.
@1: If it were a male LW with the problem, you could go with: "Just slip it in the back, Jack; make out with a boy, Roy; drop a big hint, Clint...."
Feb 25 Eric from Boulder commented on Why Moonlight Needs to Win Big at the Oscars on Sunday.
Seriously, Raindrop, "SJW"? I know that you're quite a ways to the right from me, but I think of that term as something used by a rightwing manchild. You seemed more grown up to me than that. Wildly misguided on occasion, but not childish.
Feb 22 Eric from Boulder commented on A United Kingdom Is an Excellent Story of the Tension Between Economic Prosperity and Interracial Love.
Your posts are always interesting, Charles, but when you write about your family, or your past, your work is particularly lyrical, in a way I often find moving. Beyond that, I've often wondered, what is it that Botswana got right, that Zimbabwe and Nigeria got so wrong? Is it just historical contingency? the right, or the wrong, man at the right or wrong time? I'll admit, I've never heard of "kgotla", but I'm intrigued.
Aug 24, 2016 Eric from Boulder commented on Eat Shit, Hope Solo.
Her comment was super unclassy but it's hard for me to imagine a male athlete getting a six-month suspension for what amounts basically just to garden-variety trash talking -- not racist, not sexist, not violent, just your basic run-of-the-mill sour grapes. Her comment hurt no one but herself.
Aug 15, 2016 Eric from Boulder commented on What Do You Know: Millennial Voters Flocking to Clinton.
@13: "your conscience is what keeps you from doing things that feel good to you but hurt other people". Dang, Urgutha, that friend of yours has a way with words.