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#3776091 I Called In Sick Today

Posted David_Sklansky on 03 April 2019 - 07:53 PM

I will admit that Apple's hardware isn't up to the standards implied by what they charge, but it's about the lifestyle. If you're spending all your time jostling for position in some kind of hateful office politics, the last thing you want to do when you get home is dick around getting Linux to work the way you want.


#3775982 Essay's Top Ten

Posted BigDMcGee on 19 March 2019 - 12:27 PM

One for each of his missing fingertips


#3775258 I Called In Sick Today

Posted brvheart on 26 January 2019 - 11:49 AM

View PostNapa_Don, on 24 January 2019 - 06:52 AM, said:

I don't even know what my dream job would be. I just know I want to make more money and then go from there.

My cousin is a personal CPA for an old rich woman and her foundation. He gets endless private jet flights and basically is just her personal money guy. I feel like that would be my dream job for you.


View PostCobaltBlue, on 25 January 2019 - 04:53 PM, said:

So I just GIF responded before because I didn't have much time, but Swingers is absolutely a classic film. It's in the pantheon of break-up films. From a plot standpoint, I get that it seems like not much is happening. It's more of a character study and a satire. I also think it's immensely quotable and probably have most of the movie memorized. I'm guessing I've seen it at least 10 times.

I first rented and watched it soon after it was available at Blockbuster. It had the lasting effect of getting me into swing and neo-swing. I loved the music, and I enjoyed taking a dance class. I also wore a blue zoot suit with a fedora and wingtip shoes to my prom. Getting beyond the exposure to new cultural elements to the actual film...

I generally agree with loogie's assessment and would probably cite those two things first, but let's go in-depth on a lot of it.

Spoilering for length and plot (I guess)...
Spoiler

In summation, SA, you're wrong.

I'm with SA on this one. I thought Swingers sucked. I didn't see it until like 2012 though, so it's time had certainly passed.


#3775260 I Called In Sick Today

Posted Napa_Don on 26 January 2019 - 12:18 PM

View Postbrvheart, on 26 January 2019 - 11:49 AM, said:

My cousin is a personal CPA for an old rich woman and her foundation. He gets endless private jet flights and basically is just her personally money guy. I feel like that would be my dream job for you.

OK, yeah, thatís my dream job.

A few years ago at my moms old church one of the guyís wife had died and so he was going to move to DSM and his son and daughter in law who are both CPAís in Chicago told him to just go check out condos and let them know and heís like ďoh, well I donít have the money for thatĒ and theyíre like donít worry about it weíll just pay cash for it and I feel like it gave my mom false expectations about how much money Iíll have.


#3775259 I Called In Sick Today

Posted David_Sklansky on 26 January 2019 - 12:12 PM

I was a little unsure of myself diving into a debate about artist merit with SA as my only ally. But I feel like a nice little coalition has come together to stand up and say "no more" to this idea of Swingers as a good movie. #timesup


#3775249 I Called In Sick Today

Posted hank213 on 25 January 2019 - 08:33 PM

View PostDavid_Sklansky, on 25 January 2019 - 08:05 PM, said:

I always liked the retro Nike running shoes like the Waffle Racer. You might appreciate that era of Nike more than Jordans or something, as they're less urban, i.e. associated with forgettable whiteness.

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those shoes and a short pair of nylon gym shorts and you too can look like a 1980s lipstick lesbian.


#3774149 I Called In Sick Today

Posted BigDMcGee on 22 November 2018 - 02:09 PM

I don't love them. I think they are straddling a line between casual and dress, but in a bad way, that they are neither dressy enough to wear professionally, nor cool enough to wear casually. They are probably fine for business casual work environments, but really they scream old guy cool to me, like something an old dude would wear with his "flashy" sweater vest to go to the Shrine meeting in his corvette.


#3773769 I Called In Sick Today

Posted BigDMcGee on 04 November 2018 - 04:05 PM

Essay is 30 god damn years old, it's too late for pep talks and this kind of advice. Just buy prostitutes and order an Asian bride when you turn 50


#3773363 I Called In Sick Today

Posted InternetExplorer on 10 October 2018 - 08:49 AM

Iím returning the loafers. Essay was right, the silver thing was a problem. The fit was great, and they are crazy comfortable, but the silver thing makes a cricket sound when taking a step.

Iíll probably get a pair of penny loafers. Hate the tassels.


#3773346 Random News Observations

Posted Essay21 on 09 October 2018 - 09:56 AM

View PostDubey, on 08 October 2018 - 08:25 PM, said:

You are a walking stereotype.

you serious clark?

i have to assume you came in here with that weak shit, if serious, because you know that any discussion of the kavanaugh allegations will find you roasted alive by the facts. the entire process, to quote two supreme court justices, was a circus, a national disgrace. 85% of the media was complicit in trumping up baseless, fraudulent allegations because they donít like the way SCJBK interprets the law. from the very beginning democrats and the left media were in hysterics over his nomination and the actions of the last three weeks were an extension of those hysterics.

so no, sir, you are the stereotype. a stereotype of a moron who canít think for himself.


#3773344 Random News Observations

Posted brvheart on 09 October 2018 - 06:36 AM

...of people that believe due process is important.


#3773318 I Called In Sick Today

Posted InternetExplorer on 08 October 2018 - 10:30 AM

LOL at that dealership story. God I hate shopping.


#3773231 It's Always Sunny

Posted hank213 on 03 October 2018 - 04:27 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=JxMCjmLs57Y


#3773213 I Called In Sick Today

Posted brvheart on 03 October 2018 - 09:10 AM

You really do bring Mac to mind every now and then, which let's face it, is only a good thing.


#3773181 I Called In Sick Today

Posted InternetExplorer on 02 October 2018 - 08:17 AM

Volvos are kinda cool guys