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Bact PhD

Member Since 08 January 2012 - 11:28 PM
Offline Last Active Jun 16 2018 08:12 PM
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In Topic: The Death of the Airport Hub Brought to You by Technology

16 June 2018 - 08:04 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 15 June 2018 - 09:34 AM, said:

Agreed. Even on a bad flight I am happy that I can get from CA to Tennessee or New York in a matter of hours instead of driving and driving and driving for days and days and days.

...or trains. Bob Newhart has several bits circa the mid-'60s about how passenger rail service had become by then.

Of course, these days some of us actually *like* taking the train..."

In Topic: In desert trials, next-generation water harvester delivers fresh water from air

12 June 2018 - 07:58 PM

Soooo... George Lucas was only forty years ahead of his time?

In Topic: Political humor

08 June 2018 - 08:48 PM

View PostAnBr, on 08 June 2018 - 07:38 PM, said:

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Nobody considers the possibility that one day the shoe might be on the other foot...

Reminds me of a query that came up during the kerfuffle surrounding the Hobby Lobby case — could the Scientologist business owner “opt out”, based on religious beliefs, of providing coverage for psychiatric drugs such as Prozac?

In Topic: "Concussion" - New Will Smith Movie About the NFL, Football, and Brai...

08 June 2018 - 08:15 AM

View PostBact PhD, on 25 July 2017 - 03:59 PM, said:


Update on Dear Son: Although his buddies INSIST he would be a great addition to the Middle School football team (he wowed the gang in flag football during PE class), he will be starting workouts with the Cross Country team at 0700 Monday. Fingers crossed...

Further update on Dear Son: XC was a bust — injured early on, and found the enterprise of running for its own sake...just boring. Moreover, the Varsity FB Coach was supervising the PE classes during the flag football unit a few weeks back...

You see where this is going. He caught the coach’s eye.

If Dear Son’s school had a JV, I’d hold the line another year. Alas, it’s Varsity and Middle School. We figured it’s the lesser of the two evils to try it out this year, while he’s one of the bigger kids on the team, versus waiting until next year, when he’s a HS freshman. Although the school has a couple of football signees every year (notably our QB heading to West Point), the scholarships tend to be to D-II or D-III schools — not exactly the stuff of a “football factory.”

Concerned, hell yeah, but not quite as much as I was 2 years ago—he’s crossed the threshold into Teenagerdom.

In Topic: Rosanne Barr is Politically AWFUL!

29 May 2018 - 05:04 PM

View PostTraveler, on 29 May 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

And the quote of the day within the highlight of the day:

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“The only people who can fire Donald Trump right now are congressional Republicans, and they don’t have the high moral standards that TV executives have,” the source said.

And that, my friends, is saying somethin'!