“It was a great time. Those photos alone show you how much things changed. Even the famous people of the day look more candid, "real," and genuinely excited to be famous.
I feel very lucky to have lived enough of the 70's and have seen things like the "Midnight Special" and have those memories, but young enough to remember the the birth of the Radio Shack TRS-80 and the first Apple computers (and to have gotten on board with the tech will it was still young).
And to watch the birth (and death) of punk, and new wave, and yes-even hop hop which has now become a parody of itself.
Even watching the sad and weird thing this county has become---I don't think it would be possible to have hope that this hatred thing will blow over without having lived through the 80's as a kid. For myself, I think if I'd been born 10 years sooner like my sister I'd just have a different world view; I saw people coming back from Vietnam, but she saw them going. Plus, she never quite "got" computers.”
Aug 17, 2013 at 18:05:44
“Never heard the Thicke song until just now, but I knew the Gaye song. (Strange, until I wrote that never realized how ironic it is that both men have an "e" at the end of their names--on words we normally see without the "e.")
Anyway, to me it's obvious the Thicke song obviously used the Gaye song as a model. In fact, I think it's precisely that reason they filed and will win the lawsuit.
This song isn't just a copy, it sounds precisely like the original Gaye song was inserted into music altering software that changed enough notes, tempo, pitch etc to make it legally ironclad. It's like they knew 100 percent the parameters of what constitutes a rip-down to a millisecond and made specifically the exact amount of changes necessary. That's why they had the confidence to file.”
Jul 28, 2013 at 13:33:07
“Terro, the stuff in the last panel. Extremely effective. Took pictures of ants walking OVER the Combats to get to the Terro, and they came out in droves. This went on for about a day and half and then I never saw another ant.
This happened this month (July 2013) and I used the the 6-pack version of the product that comes in enclosed cups, not the one featured in the last panel of the slideshow.”
“It's too bad none of the adults who have legal guardianship over her and her brothers has not put down a firm set of rules like
no living within a 100 of LA
no living within a 100 of NY
zero show biz dealings while you're a minor
Just something along those lines to give these kids a CHANCE to make 21 alive, with a reasonable sense of reality and an education. When I look at Whitney Houston's daughter and, man, Laurence Fishburne's daughter...”
“Good grief. I wonder what scientific experiment gone wrong happened that allowed somebody to even discover this worked...”
mer96rm on May 31, 2013 at 15:55:12
“If you know anything about C. Diff, it's only logical. The normal intestinal flora has been disrupted allowing dangerous pathogens to flourish. What the fecal transplant does is reintroduce "healthy" bacteria into the body.
My young son was sick with C Diff. -- fortunately, he didn't need this treatment. But the other treatment, which was considered the "silver bullet" of treatments at one time, (Vancomycin) doesn't always work anymore. No treatment may mean death to the patient.”
“Yes, I know, Thanks. My point was Celebrity Rehab doesn't work. Look at the number of deaths in the past 2 years of former Celebrity patients. Dr. Drew needs to stick to love line and checking prostates.”
“Man does time fly. I remember using using Archie-or rather I remember looking through ftp's and finally finding out that Archie could do it for you. People were uploading all kinds of stuff to ftp back then, data, sex stuff, music...”
“I can see how on paper that might seem like a good idea. But me give you a little backstory. A few years ago we had lots of "low income housing" called the "projects." These were destroyed for a few reasons-one of which was to do that thing you wrote about.
However what actually happened was a decentralized gang structure. And the creation of dozens and dozens and dozens of small gangs. Basically and every man for himself state of chaos. Of course the influx of guns and drugs was not interrupted at all, and those providers still want their fees so street level crime has magnified into the thing you see today.”
“Well, I might say he was caught because of his arrogance or sloppy computer handling, but yeah your right about Rader. I think I was thinking of Ridgeway (Green River) who was arrested early on and didn't kill for a while. But my point is being locked up for a while can put a break in an otherwise unbroken "career." Like, Gacy being locked for a while at least prevented an even larger group of boys from being molested.”
“Your name says pretty much everything about why you're intentionally wearing blinders.”
Whitey McWhite on Feb 17, 2013 at 13:21:06
“I am not intentionally wearing blinders. I just don't see how a model posing next to people in remote parts of the world is demeaning to those people unless you see their life style as inferior to the model's.”
“Well, yes, there are people who come from the academic world always on the look out for "racism," and they really water down the word when they're not precise. Because I don't think these photos are racist in the sense that the magazine editorial staff hates the non-whites who were photographed beside the models.
But I WOULD say these photos are dehumanizing, and that can be a problem that leads to full blown racism. If the SI models were "normal looking" white women taking pictures with the locals then it wouldn't be much different than any old travel/tourist photos.
But once you blow in an expensive camera crew, expensive lights, expensive models and stand them next to a, clearly, poor local. Then you're pretty much saying This human is worth more than that human and is standing next to a walking prop. And that equates the person to a rock or a canoe or a the exotic plants. You reduce the person to an inanimate object. (And for the matter the woman is objectived too, but that's a different argument).
The point is; when you reduce people to objects things can get pretty crazy. The US called Asian soldiers "charlie" and "gooks" and it made it easier to shoot them. The Japanese called US, AU and UK POW's "logs" when they practiced 1-stroke beheadings on them.”
Whitey McWhite on Feb 16, 2013 at 20:30:30
“They aren't being reduced to anything. The photos show an interesting contrast between people living traditional native lives in remote places and a polished city girl model.”
“Cases like this are always so sad when you think about the surviving family.
Lot of comments are speculated he could have more crimes out there. Well, that's possible-but the good news is he might have gotten killed in an accident a week after the 2nd killing. He clearly liked the beach area, maybe he drowned. Basically dead since '84.
Or he could have gotten arrested for an unrelated crime way back then too. I think it was BTK who was locked up for many years and his trademark style killings stopped then started again just like this situation. Because breast removal is a pretty specific thing to do--I think Jack the Ripper did that, and maybe the Russian guy, Chiketelo.
Anyway I'm glad the case is active again and I look forward to a discover that ends badly for the killer.”
maybesomeday on Feb 17, 2013 at 08:54:11
“BTK was never locked up for years. He lived a normal life and was only caught out of his own stupidity and ego. Look it up!”
“Well...these types of places aren't hostels. I worked for Youth Hostels, and in the US and across Europe they don't operate off the books. Having no regulations is not really great when it comes to travelers. They disappear in a large city and that's the end of their story. HH Holmes was running a "hotel" like that back in the 1890's you should look up what happened to his "guest." And robberies/murders/rapes happen to this day under the guise of housing ads.
Having said that, I'm personally on my way to NY using a "short-term rental" because the hotel prices can be insane. But I've done my research. And as a pretty experienced, well traveled, adult male I don't know if I'd advise a young, freshman-aged female to seek housing in an illegal hotel, even if it called itself a hostel.
Hope this doesn't sound combative, just pointing out how this can look like a good deal on price, but can lead to really terrible crime. When I traveled in off the books places in Japan I saw...things that would would freak you out.”
“I forget why, but my tv was on this channel for a few minutes, so I caught about a total of 15 minutest.
Saw him shooting up some black liquid then later a house full of "party people" passed out, then later getting into bed with a fellow doctor turned/came back and he's trying to warn a different lady that he'd "lost control." Turned/came back and his 1 helper guy was now a different helper guy.
So...lot of stuff going on. ABC would kill a show, but NBC might give it more time-but they will end up killing it. Networks are as schizophrenic as this show claim to be. The keep hearing how cool cable shows are so they greenlight weird ideas, then can't take the low ratings while the show gels.
Enjoyed the hell out of The Americans though on FX that also premiered this week. The people weren't as "attractive" by network standards, but the writing was kickin'. Maybe the networks need to change their focus.”
You know, there are fires breaking out in Australia due to heat. Do you want to connect my joy of not shoveling as much snow this year to that too?
You're problem is that you have a "connect the dots" issue. No matter how much you try, me enjoying a lack of snow has nothing to do with a drought. Same with rising food prices.
Just admit it. You felt like being a snide,and indignant so jumped on some random comment to connect to an issue you feel strongly about. That's fine. It's fine to have strong feelings. But if you go out looking for a fight, you're gonna get one.
And I have no problem pointing out your inability to think clearly and do an accurate cause and effect--like you did with me. All the links in the world aren't gonna make your original castigation hold any w a t e r.”
“Let me get this straight; you're smartin' off to me about a drought? Of all the man maid things in the economy which will have far more impact on food prices you should probably get your priorities in order. Do YOU, up on your high horse, have a solution to global warming that can be put into action? I thought not. So enjoy your mild winter.
Man, seriously, before trying your next attempt at drawing a correlation between extremely abstract concepts like a guy not wanting to shovel 2 households worth of snow-multiple times a day-and incremental food prices variances. One thing is not causing the other.”
“I'm always surprised when I see so many "that's so cool" type comments.
So for a second let's just put aside the damage it's going to do to the kids she had sex with in terms of people giving them weird treatment, their initial joy and then lifelong second guessing, and tons of other negative things I can't even guess.
Let's also forget the ruined marriage and the totally jacked up lives of her own kids.
So I take you back, 6 weeks ago, when the whole Elmo thing broke. A total of 4 guys say they (allegedly) had sex with Kevin Clash when they were 16 and 17-voluntarily, not Sandusky style. Was that "cool" too?
I'm using boys this time because despite me proposing this argument before when it's girls/male teachers I don't seem to be able to make a dent in the"that's so cool" thinking.
And although I used the word voluntarily (regarding the sex), is it really? I mean, if I let a 4 year old eat all the Halloween candy she can and don't put a stop to it because that what "she wanted" was that right on my part as an adult?”