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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

OK, now that’s a bit creepy, Mac.

And good morning and happy Wednesday! I love Wednesdays cuz they are right in the middle of things.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

OK, now that’s a bit creepy, Mac.

Also a bit carpy.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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G’day from Happy Larryville, GN!

Hai, Sven!

Mac --

Today’s thread GIF is delightfully outré and just plain wrong; bravo, sir.

Harvey teh pooping pooka?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Spoke yesterday with a Board member from a HOA we’ve been doing business with for almost fifteen years who works in Sony’s legal department. The chaos caused by The Great Hacking is simply stunning.

Not sharing any details, as I think that would be inappropriate. However, it sounded like the vast majority of folks who work there are amazingly dedicated and have truly rallied to cope with the aftermath. (Which surprises me, given what I know of the “attitude” common to employees of most major entertainment firms.)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

I know I shouldnt, but I can’t help but chuckle at the mess Sony is in. Couldnt have happened to a nicer bunch of liberals. And now they’ve caved completely on releasing their movie, The Interview.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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And speaking of Sony: Leaked Emails Reveal MPAA Plans To Pay Elected Officials To Attack Google:

What seems to come out from these emails is that the MPAA, in coordination with the major Hollywood studios, agreed to willfully pay tons of money indirectly to state AGs (and Hood in particular) to get them to investigate Google (using the time and labor of the MPAA’s favorite law firm — and the one that Fabrizio just left). That goes way beyond anything discussed in that NY Times articles, and certainly smacks of serious illegality. It’s difficult to see how this isn’t bribing a public official to attack a company they dislike.

Reminder: former Senator Chris Dodd is the current head of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Yuppers, Mac…and don’t forget the hilariously misnamed Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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“Bene, Don Dodd. I need a man who has powerful friends. I need a million dollars in cash. I need, Don Dodd, all of those politicians that you carry around in your pocket, like so many nickels and dimes.”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Chappy Channukah, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning Sven, Fatwa, and Mac!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hai, Paddy!

And cheers…I’ll spare you “The Dreidl Song” in any of its incarnations. 😉

Off to WaddleMart for what I’m just sure will be another delightful shopping experience.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Back from WaddleMart, where I neither upbraided any rude people nor felt an urge to kill.

I’m worried I might be getting soft in my old age.

I also found two nicely discounted 2 lb. packages of “use or freeze by 4:17 p.m. today” ground beef. (And by “nicely discounted”, I mean “the normal selling price a year ago”; nevertheless… Either meatloaf or a large batch of taco meat tonight; teh yay!)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Made a side-trip to Publix and finally procured a Klaxton fruit cake for NotNuttyAsOneK. Which means I can sleep tonight with both eyes closed. 😉

BrendaK
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6 years ago

Woot! Wheel is MUUUUUCH faster now! (I also disabled the gstatic fonts and admin-ajax.php via adblock plus, and got the reload down to 4-5 secs).

Mac, that thread pic is just disturbing. That seems like kind of a ‘rabbit with an agenda’ sort of thing, IYKWIMAITTYD. That could be a rabbit that is going to make a pass at you, or attempt to sell you life insurance. Either way, very disturbing.