John the Drunkard

Home/Forums/John the Drunkard

John the Drunkard

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 14 hours, 30 minutes ago

    I THINK that some florists have sold flowers with a two-tone die. Splitting the stem and putting the ends in different colored waters. One could experiment with the axis of the split, the possible limit of how many splits could work, the possibility of superimposing a new color onto (into) a previously stained flower etc. etc.

    • That’s an interesting idea! I might try it with tulips. For my experiment so far, the ranunculus has been the one that’s sucked up the most color, and I’m thinking it’s because of how the stem is a little less woody than the other flowers.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Thank you. I’m so saddened that my vote for Warren won’t count in November. And the last thing we need is another ‘outsider’ populist in the White House. Even if he’s not THAT bad.

    • “Populist”. You (and the media) keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Sorry to rely on memory, but I recall once reading that NONE of the dogs in the Iditarod teams were actually Huskies, Samoyeds, or any other ‘purpose bred’ sled dogs. Mutts simply provided better pulling with fewer health and performance problems. Obviously not RANDOM mutts, but still.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Addiction is the best refutation of all the Free Will posturing of Libertarian assholes. Ayn Rand’s denial, while chainsmoking herself to death, after watching her husband drink himself to death, and living on speed for decades, ought to put this bullshit to bed for good.
    Mikhaila’s declaration that there was no ‘psychological’ element in…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Allowing for different proportions and some limit via weight (sorry tyrannosaurs and, perhaps sumo wrestlers) at least a single pullup/chin ought to be possible for most people. Getting to my first single was an exercise in patience and confronting the seemingly impossible. I’m no gymnast with short levers and/or a minimal load. But once learned,…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    But then…do Native American artifacts belong to the European Americans who live on the same territory now? The Egyptian people of today aren’t a sealed-off Shangri-la-ish population. People do move around a lot in 3,000 years.
    Its nitpicking, since they’re a damn’ sight closer than the Germans.

    • That might make sense if there were no identifiable Native Americans left. But in the current context, we can distinguish actual Native Americans from whites. And in Egypt, we can distinguish actual Egyptians (regardless of their complicated heritage) from totally external whites. Your position is just stock-standard colonialism.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Geographical displacement isn’t exactly great archaeology. But how much can the piece be sent ‘back to Egypt?’
    Which Egypt? Mubarak’s–Nasser’s–Farouk’s– the British protectorate–the Ottoman province–the Arab fiefdom–Alexander the Great’s conquest?
    And even those are starting more than 1,000 years after Nefertiti.
    Yeah, the Germans were…[Read more]

    • Trying to tie it to a specific Egyptian politician is spurious. The claim is not that it should belong to a specific Egyptian government regime (though the state would likely be responsible for handling it, in practice). The claim is that it belongs to the wider Egyptian people, to their cultural and geographical heritage. Pharaohs’ tombs are…[Read more]

      • But then…do Native American artifacts belong to the European Americans who live on the same territory now? The Egyptian people of today aren’t a sealed-off Shangri-la-ish population. People do move around a lot in 3,000 years.
        Its nitpicking, since they’re a damn’ sight closer than the Germans.

        • That might make sense if there were no identifiable Native Americans left. But in the current context, we can distinguish actual Native Americans from whites. And in Egypt, we can distinguish actual Egyptians (regardless of their complicated heritage) from totally external whites. Your position is just stock-standard colonialism.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Its another mirror to Lisak’s findings; ‘Date’ or Acquaintance rapists are NOT different from burglar/stranger rapists. They are violent repeat offenders with multiple crimes in their histories. Whether or not they’re on the swim team.

    Supposedly, the victim’s history is not material to investigation or prosecution. But the accused’s OUGHT to…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Gad! That pull quote from Marion Young. Its the bodily equivalent of ‘up-talk.’ A constant self-diminishing that seems to invade every act.

    Can sport overcome this, when so much of ‘athleticism’ is corrupted into fat-shaming and commercial exploitation?

    I’m reminded of how, in so many films, women actors can’t look like effective fighters.…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Well, tenors make more money than basses. A supply/demand demonstration if there ever was one.

    Few things sound stranger than someone pushing the pitch of their voice out of whack to achieve some ‘special’ presentation. Elizabeth Holmes’ fake voice has been called out recently. The ‘uptalk’ and girly-ism of a tranche of younger women is…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    What sort of ‘food’ and what sort of ‘process?’
    Industrial packaged food seems to include an array of substances that nobody would pick to start with; ‘Crystalized Cottonseed oil’ anyone? That’s what ‘Crisco’s’ name is derived from.
    Garbanzos, sesame seeds, garlic, olive oil are a long way from corn syrup, hydrogenated seed oils, cornstarch,…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Oops. ‘Chum,’ as in ‘chumbox,’ isn’t small bait fish. Chum is usually half-rotten fish-guts and waste that’s dumped in the water in the hope of attracting schools to feed. So the term is even more contemptuous than the article implies.

    I guess there’s a kind of symmetry about it, since it’s the ‘gut doctor’ being promoted…

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    Shows to go you. I’d gotten used to this being the Watson channel.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 12 months ago

    Well, since the explosion of obesity and diabetes isn’t a side-effect of some underlying epidemic of ‘bad choices,’ or gluttony, or laziness; we’re stuck with a chicken/egg problem. Metabolic disorder/insulin resistance CAUSES fat gain while it progresses into the range that earns the ‘diabetic’ label. So yes, people DO eat their way into…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Ummm. If usage is infinitely self-justified; wouldn’t we be required to conform, rather than be obscurantist pedants? The kind who think that ‘tax’ and ‘ask’ don’t rhyme, or that nuclear isn’t pronounced nukular?

    If the first people to actually speak the word, the ones who learned it from its inventor, have one pronunciation, shouldn’t that…[Read more]

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    The existence of non-het folks is an immediate refutation of the whole basis of evo-psych. Not to mention the prevalence of non-reproductive sex among heterosexuals.

    Take your six-shooter out and put six holes in the side of the barn. Then paint a target around each hole. Every hole becomes a perfect, retroactive, hit. Take any social…[Read more]

    • One evo psych guy told me all women are bi. Men are never bi as well.

      At that point, you’re not hypothesizing. You’re masturbating.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    Well dang! What WERE results one through six?
    Rocky McRockface is still better than 2014 MU69.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Thanks for the reminder. The song is as sex-positive as it dared to be in the late 40s. Supposedly, Frank Loesser and his spouse preformed it as a ‘go home’ message at parties for years before anyone would record it.

    A quick wiki-check hints that there was no Xmas association to the song until the 1990s. I performed it in college back in 1977…[Read more]

    • The

      Candy is Dandy but liquor is quicker is a line from a 1931 poem by Ogden Nash.

      In the 1960’s, he added the line ‘pot is not’.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    Seems worth considering that our current Neanderthal DNA percentage (3% for people from Europe or Asia) might measure the proportion of Neanderthals to ‘modern’ humans during the period they (we) lived in parallel.

  • John the Drunkard posted a new activity comment 1 year, 9 months ago

    They’re even weirder than this post suggests. Their own material is just ridiculous.
    They gush about ‘orgasm’ but actually move the goalposts, so actual, real-life orgasms are set aside for some ill-defined ‘orgasmic’ whatever.

    The fingering is to be done on a timer, 15 minutes only thank you.
    The LEFT index finger is the only one…[Read more]

  • Load More