Absalom Wave Rider

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28 posts. Alias of Ambrosia Slaad.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Q: Has there ever been a time in your lifetime that you clicked a link related to Texas or Florida and weren't disappointed?

I keep hoping to wake up one morning and find out from the news that Georgia and Alabama pulled a Bugs Bunny and sawed Florida off the continent, but so far no luck.

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Vanykrye wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
gran rey de los mono wrote:
One of the headlights in my car burned out the other day. This morning I bought a replacement bulb. Normally, I would just buy the cheapest one, but since the next level up was only about $2.50 more, I thought I would try it. So I have one new, mid-grade bulb, and one el-cheapo bulb (that is at least 2 or 3 years old, but no more than 4), and I can't tell a damned bit of difference between them.

As a fellow driver, that's a Good Thing.

In order of annoyingness/danger to other drivers, we have:
(1) No lights
(2) Overly-bright halogen lights that blind you (how I hate those)
(3) One light out
(4) Mismatched lights

I agree with Drejk; it's likely the $2.50 went to better-quality parts. Let's hope.

Something that I think should be in ALL cars: Audi/Mercedes/BMW have been working on, and have put into production, laser (not LED, but actual laser) headlights with sensors that keep the lasers from emitting at oncoming vehicles and even pedestrians. You can still see them, but they aren't blinded by it. Complicated and expensive, but I think the payoff in both visibility and safety is worth it.

Except they're not legal in the US.

I'd happily settle for new cars coming with working turn signals.

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captain yesterday wrote:

I didn't quite make it to the lumber yard, while walking there I stopped by the derelict amusement park that what's her name suggested. So, first of all, it's infested with those scorched a%%*&~#s, who are more annoying than dangerous at this point, and then I get up to the guy and his big idea is to "turn invisible and murder everyone while you're on the astral plane".

Yeah, I'm not sure that's going to work with my complete lack of subtlety.

All he wants for his astral plane doohickeys was an egg from some island, which to be honest, sounded like a death trap. After I wasted a clip trying to shoot him to take his doohickeys I set out determined to die. However, on the way I discovered this quaint little dirt racing track that my mission tracker says I can gain control of the workshop. Fortunately, murdering everyone in a bloodbath at a dirt racing track is on my bucket list, so I pulled out my handy dandy golf club and went to town on the scorched squatters infesting the place. So I fortified the place with a bunch of turrets, installed a mineral extractor and a quaint little shack.

But, because Fallout 76 apparently encourages other people to conquer places to incite PvP violence I fully anticipate it to be a smoking ruin the next time I play it.

Either way, I'm nearly to the lumber mill where I'll either die, or die a bunch of times, or I'll try talking them down with my 1 charisma (I might be able to intimidate them, I've had some success with that) and then die or die a bunch of times.

Also, I finally discovered what that whole Legendary Run option in the menu is about so I'm not as cap and ammo poor as I was, plus I made a whole bunch of Molotov cocktails (and opossum bacon, you can't have enough opossum bacon).

If you hadn't mentioned Fallout 76, I still wouldn't be 100% certain this isn't actually real life Wisconsin.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
I'm abstaining because I know the answer. I was going to apply for an opening in his department before they decided to send it offshore.
Why does this make me think of the Bugs Bunny sawing off Florida cartoon/meme?

My company has a lot of remote employees in Florida. I'll have to sacrifice the in-laws, but I'm in favor of this overall decision. The needs of the many saw off the incoherent few.

I suppose we can run a covert rescue/relocation mission for our chosen few FAWTLs who would otherwise be affected by this perfectly rational decision.

Freehold's Abscondicar could use the miles.

I am saving Amby first.

While I appreciate the thought, I'm almost certainly already a carrier for the Florida Man infection. Even if I myself don't Turn, I'd likely just infect you and everyone else.

Your wisest course would be to wall off the state at the border and shoot down/sink anyone who attempts to escape. And then airdrop in ammunition, automatic weapons, explosives, and a Ferret or Gage V-100. And at least a crate of peppermint Altoids.

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Limeylongears wrote:
Woran wrote:

Played a session of Starfinder on roll 20 and did some crafting. I'll get trough this quarantine.

But the need to shave my head is rising...

Do it! Do it! Buy a pair of brogue boots too, and go full '69 skinhead!

Or raid your toolbox for parts to craft a prosthetic arm, and go full Furiosa.

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Phillip Gastone wrote:
Remember kids, when discussing movies, always be sure to take this along.

Why would they need a wing to discuss movies?

(The difference between a wing and a spoiler is you can fit your head under an attached wing, but a spoiler is mounted too low to provide clearance.)

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Vlaeros wrote:
Maybe a little Prevenge?

{Toast and Furiosa watch Max head toward sounds of the Bullet Farmer's gunfire}

Toast: "What do you suppose he's gonna do?"
Furiosa: "Retaliate first."

A four-wheel drive tuba?

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
quibblemuch wrote:

Did a couch-to-10k today. By which I mean I’ve been sitting on the couch for months, got up and ran 10k.

This may hurt.

On the plus side however at least it wasn't a 10k with a couch.

I dunno, doesn't sound so bad.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:


That happens a lot which is also why I want either driver-less cars or stargates.

Contrary to corporate messaging from the major players, we're still years away from realistically having fully autonomous cars (a future I will personally not enjoy) that work as has been advertised/promised.
I want to see you as an old man, frowning, as your car drives you to wherever you are going.
Orthos, Post-Singularity wrote:
I on the other hand can't wait. The sooner human stupidity is removed from The driving process, the better.
NobodysHome wrote:

Yeah, I call myself 'Lawful Good', but I'm definitely in the, "Humanity should not be allowed to do xxx because they have repeatedly proven they can't handle it" department.

Driving is one of those xxxs.

All I know is that all the other drivers on the road should accede to my far superior rally car driving skills.

If money wasn't an issue, what one car/truck/motorcycle/vehicular conveyance would you buy and why? What kind(s) of vehicle(s) appeals to Ms. Spires?

Comic publisher and game studio Rebellion has just bought a former factory (where the Daily Mail used to be printed) that they are turning into a television and movie studio complex with six soundstages. Supposedly this is where they intend to film their Judge Dredd: Mega-City One television show and Rogue Trooper movie (really?! holy sh*t!). Duncan Jones (of Moon, Source Code, and the Warcraft film) is set to direct Rogue Trooper.

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lisamarlene wrote:

So I panicked this morning because for over 20 years I've been an hour's drive away from a deli where they make the best mysliwska sausage west of the Rockies.

My choices seem to be:

1. Find out how exorbitant their shipping costs are (if they ship).

2. Figure out how many pounds I can bring in a cooler on dry ice whenever I drive through town on the way to/from my mom's, and whether I can reasonably bring a cooler of frozen kielbasy through the desert for three days on dry ice and not have my car smell like a stockyard.

3. Learn how to make it myself. Although after hearing my mother tell stories about making sausages with my butcher grandfather, I'm not sure I want to do this.

4. Get a sweet vintage Trans Am, enlist Sally Field as your co-pilot, and schedule an annual Smokey and The Bandit reenactment smuggling sausages south to Texas?

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Apparently, you can make a spare tire for your car out of 20 rolls of duct tape.

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
So Let me be the first to welcome our new automobile overlords then?

I really hope our automobile overlords don't learn how to drive from their human drivers.

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Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
Land is worthless in the Midwest, what's really valuable are pickup trucks, the bigger the better.

Is this how Mortal Engines began?

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MageHunter wrote:
Matt Damon Puppet wrote:
Mincer wrote:
Anyone want to duel? Or be hunted? I'll give you a 30 minute head start.
Matt Damon...
Matt Damon took money from charities and used it to expose children to Dihydrogen Monoxide, a chemical that has killed millions.

The ones who aren't dead are now practically addicted to dihydrogen monoxide, and they resent its absence.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Amby's Brain wrote:
I think they should sell a small kit for making guick splints/casts for fractured & broken bones.

EMT's have plastic splints for stuff like that, and always cut off your home made/jurry rigged stuff pretty quickly. Something they CAN"T cut off would probably be annoying to them.

Now I'm imagining an ambulance with an external roll cage made from patients all duck-taped FiberFixed together.

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That cyberarm replacement is kinda suspicious too.

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Freehold DM wrote:
I sincerely hope the uninitiated are ready for the glory of Superior Korean Fried Chicken (my phone already had that suggested for me as soon as I wrote "the glory").

{confused} So... Bonchon and Glory... are-are the same person? Glory can turn into Bonchon, and Bonchon turns back into Glory. {smiles}

Excellent. {forgets something} Now. Do we suspect there may be some kind of connection between Bonchon and Glory?

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Another milestone in my life. Driving a 40-foot school bus from Plymouth to South Boston and back again. No fear (well-OK. Maybe a little fear)

{salutes Imperator Monkeyosa} WITNESSED!!!

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GM_Beernorg wrote:
So...what is it penguin squeezings are used for?

A material component in a Mumble's irresistible dance spell.

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David M Mallon wrote:
Michael Riter wrote:
I just realized that androids can come back as undead creatures... I think I have a new idea for a Weal or Woe article...
A ninja pirate zombie robot?

Woe: Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot


Weal: Gninja Pirate Viking Werewolf?

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Tammy needs a Furiosa arm, all shiny and chrome.

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Freebird DM wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:
That's one good thing about Dr Who. There's one for everybody! :)
David M Mallon wrote:
I feel roughly the same way about Dr. Who that FHDM feels about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Only with more apathy and less frothing-at-the-mouth rage.
That doesn't sound like Freehold at all!
Apathy is the new apoplexy.


Freehold DM wrote:
SCP-682 wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Schmorgan Heckengaard wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
Evening all. What did I miss?
Well, NobodysHome and captain yesterday were discussing large swathes of protective latex weighing hundreds of pounds. Then a large carpentry tool that makes cat noises went missing. It was re-established that Freehold loves Joss Whedon, and the dragon commented on the alacrity with which his bits move through the ether. Finally, oversized asiatic cuisine was introduced and an a@!~#!& tried to write a recap of the last page.

In a light butter sauce maybe. I believe he is the perfect blend of fat to meat, and will be perfectly marbeled when I have him over for dinner. I will paint the apple I put in his mouth Firefly colors.

You can't take the long pork from me.

I'll take three.
I will ironically be using one of Alton Browns recipes to ensure maximum mediocrity.


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I blame Cosmo that pricing for a completely new magic weapon ability quite dissimilar from everything else published is a near-total shot-in-the-dark.

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Icyshadow wrote:
The massive spam storm around here has probably made it hard to respond to my latest thread.

{watches another War Boy vehicle swallowed up by colossal spam storm} I flag, I die. I FLAG AGAIN!