commented on The SECB Is Vulgar, Offensive, Impaired
Walt, I can confidently infer, is of an advanced age that puts him on the other side of a cultural divide that simply *cannot* be crossed by those of us on the younger side of it. It seems that at some point in the not-too-distant past, vulgar English language had some kind of impact or connotation or... well, you'd just have to ask Walt or one of his contemporaries about it!
commented on WA Health Exchange Passes 450,000 Enrollment Mark, Teams Up with Live Nation to Reach Out to "Young Invincibles"
@3, thank you for your suggestions.
I sent in a paper application in the mail months ago. It was *never* processed.
I called the hotline with long waiting times and went through the same application with them over the phone *three* separate times, because of mistakes they made and even an accidental deletion of the application.
After overcoming error codes, the application was finally accepted, although too late to be eligible for January coverage.
But guess what? I still can't sign in to the website to select a plan, because the user ID is somehow not associated with the application the way it should be. The Technical Dept was notified of that over a week ago but has not done anything.
I called back last night, and after over a dozen tries finally got through to an operator who put me on hold after 7pm. The recording said my estimated hold time would be "88 minutes" (but they're only open until 8pm...
Finally I talked to someone again today and they said the technical department should eventually get around to looking into it, but they have no idea how long that might take. I'm supposed to give them a call in about a week if it hasn't been resolved, and that will put me right about at the deadline for getting February coverage...
From my experience so far it's been beyond disastrous. Can we haz singlepayer instead?
commented on Never Heard of 'Em
@1: Neither have I, but I think you should be the one to look it up on YouTube and write a NHo'E-style review of it here.
Dec 29, 2013
commented on Rock and Roll: A CIA Plot?
Interesting fact: the post occupying the #1 position in "Most Commented on Line Out" is there just because its only comment got double-posted (and then I added this one, but I mean before that)
Dec 17, 2013
commented on Understanding Sonic Textures with Cher
The second song is a fuck of a lot better, isn't it? Thank you for that.
(And I say this is as someone who listens to way more experimental music than 'regular' songs in general...)
Dec 14, 2013
commented on Never Heard of 'Em
As a big Stereolab fan myself, I have a very hard time imagining why you were recommended this particular album. (It has its moments but is very inconsistent.)
However! If you can be bothered, Anna, I highly recommend that you check out this outtake from the Emperor Tomato Ketchup sessions that is absolutely better than anything that made it onto the actual album:
Brigitte (original version)
That's another theme with Stereolab that's hard to completely make sense of - their b-sides, rarities and the like are consistently as good as or better than what they put on their albums.
Dec 10, 2013
commented on If You Named Your Baby Sophia, You Are So Unoriginal
I don't believe I have ever met a person name Liam. Apparently that will change soon, assuming I cross paths with young folk. Hey, let's just all be grateful there aren't any Kadens, Jaydens, Bradens or any of that ilk on the list this time!