TIL there is a LOST parody on TBS going into its second season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWcdfpDdf0E
LOST nerd here! I'm not sure where the information about Damon Lindeloff leaving the show came from. As far as I know, he and Carlton Cuse were showrunners all six seasons and had writing credits for episodes in each season. They had a "series Bible" from early on with the overarching story, so I don't think they got lost (hiyooo!) along the way. There definitely were times in seasons 2+3 where they weren't sure if they were going to get renewed, so there was an odd balance of trying to tell the overarching story without knowing how many episodes they had left to do so. I also think the finale is commonly misunderstood, but I'll spare a longer comment about that. ;)
Update for Trump Voters #2
1. He told you NATO was “obsolete,” claiming it doesn’t fight terrorism. You bought it. Now he says NATO is “no longer obsolete.”
2. He told you he’d “bring down drug prices” by making deals with drug companies. You bought it. Now the White House says that promise is “inoperative.”
3. He said he’d close “special interest loopholes that have been so good for Wall Street investors but unfair to American workers." You bought it. Then he picked a Wall Street financier Stephen Schwarzman to run his strategic and policy forum, who compares closing those loopholes to Hitler’s invasion of Poland.
4. He said that on Day One he’d label China a “currency manipulator.” You bought it. Then he met with China’s president and declared "China is not a currency manipulator."
5. He said he’d “renegotiate NAFTA” on Day One. You bought it. He hasn't.
6. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.
7. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”
8. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses, along with former lobbyists, lawyers and consultants who are crafting new policies for the same industries they recently worked for.
9. He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it. Then he didn’t.
10. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge.
11. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will.
12. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, travels to promote his properties at taxpayer expense, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.
13. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.
14. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education; Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights; Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.
10. He said he’d faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI’s investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election.
15. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he green lighted a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though his generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained.
16. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business.
17. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.
The original recipe says to cook 8 to 10 hours, but I've always found it ready earlier, so I listed a shorter cooking time. I will often drain the hominy, too, so it’s less soupy. Sometimes I will serve it over rice.
Place chicken in a 4 quart slow cooker. Top with beans and corn. In a medium bowl, combine taco seasoning, chilies, condensed soup, and chicken broth. Pour over top of ingredients in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Before serving, stir gently to break up chicken, then stir in the sour cream. Serve topped with green onions and jack cheese, if desired.
My site is apparently having trouble reading Aaron’s site. I’m getting a timeout error with fsockopen(). At first I thought it was an issue reading https sites, but I don't have the problem connecting to Marty’s site or https://pin13.net. The latter is the same IP as Aaron’s site. I've bumped the timeout to 60s but I'm still getting the same result. Any suggestions?
Updated 4/17, 11:35AM:
Aaron removed the IPv6 DNS record because he doesn't have a web server listening at that address. Sounds like fsockopen() was behaving correctly, then. I'm able to connect and send webmentions to him again.
Updated April 13, 5:27PM:
I'm thinking it has to do with IPv6 on Aaron’s domain. Perhaps fsockopen is using the first IP it discovers, despite there not being a web server listening on IPv6. I can use socket_create() to open a connection to the IPv4 address.
PHP version: 5.6.29 allow_url_fopen set to: 1 Code: $fp = fsockopen($domain, $port, $error_number, $error_string, 30); fsockopen pin13.net port 443. fsockopen successful fsockopen martymcgui.re port 443. fsockopen successful fsockopen aaronparecki.com port 443. Error: Connection timed out (110)
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We don't have to perform, but at the moment I feel odd about continuing the class if everyone else is going to perform and I'm like “nah.”
I was thrown by “there's a showcase after this class.” It's a 30-minute improv games show but I just wasn’t expecting that going in.
Started level 300 improv and hoo boy do I feel in over my head. Love the people, though, so trying to press on.
Want to read: Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
The story and result of r/place is pretty cool: http://sudoscript.com/reddit-place/
Wish I’d known about it while it was happening.
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Oh boy, new Invader Zim coming! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMnV_eL-D7w
Watching the new MST3K with a big grin. So glad it's coming back.
@InfiniteElliott Hey. Sup?