Replies to scribus

  1. @scribus I'm not enthused. I wasn't happy with Merkel, at least she tried not to F-up everything. I'm not seeing that the replacement is going to be remotely good. Christian Democrats are here the right wing conservatives, and don't share much with my political ideology. I'm more left-leaning and a Pirate Party voter. At least I can say that I didn't vote for the dumbasses that are in power.

    about 4 hours ago from web in context
  2. @scribus I tried some anti-transpiration sprays and they mostly fail. Also I would need to cover my whole body with that stuff and it ain't worth it. Luckily I'm not a "stinker" and it gets all back to normal after half an hour.

    about a day ago from web in context
  3. @scribus I wouldn’t. The whole thing’s a pyramid scheme. I’ve looked into it. Forgetting the environmental impact - my only personal qualm atm, though apparently that’ll change soon - something like 90% of NFT sales are back-and-forth transactions and the remaining 10% only profit if they’re the original seller. AFAIK very few profit from investment.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  4. @scribus more or less why getting to Maryland from here is such a hassle despite the town literally being on the state line. Should take five minutes. Ends up taking an hour and a half because there are only two bridges across the Potomac.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  5. @scribus kinda batcaveed how Los Angeles is simultaneously not a place to be walking around like New York, but ALSO has traffic as bad as New York

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  6. @scribus If I played and would win then I were content with just a normal-sized house. Nothing fancy, which leaves more money to buy cool stuff. My house would need only a big enough space for a library for my current and future comics collection size.

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  7. @scribus This is exactly how I feel about the newest version of Flash, they redesigned the interface for the first time in like twenty years and it feels like it was designed by a guy who’s never used Flash before

    about 9 days ago from web in context
  8. @scribus I wasted so much time at the border in my life. Once we were stuck 24h. A Game Boy can only do so much.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  9. @scribus Well... My grandparents live 600km away. During these times I don't want that my mother uses a train, and I could see my grandparents as I haven't seen them for quite a while.
    In the past my family drove to my grandparents 4 times a year and it took us 8 to 10 hours (slower car, border passing, crappier roads).

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  10. @scribus that's the thing about whenever i see something like this, i can never find anything about it on local news because i live in the DC-Baltimore media market, so, anything that happens here is immediately overshadowed by two different mass shootings

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  11. @scribus might finally be time to stop talking to myself, heh. I’ll probably be in touch eventually.

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  12. @scribus who knew that an actual lynching captured on video would have led to a conviction? Not I, the American.

    about 14 days ago from web in context
  13. @scribus Never watched it. I’ll check it out.

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  14. @scribus just imagining kicking the cherry out of a bodega owner who’s late on his payments, and then having him Venmo you the cash

    about 17 days ago from web in context
  15. @scribus Had to have the police take a guy home because he was incredibly drunk, was just eating deli meat that he took off the shelves, and then fell asleep underneath a bench in the store. Problem is he lived really close by, so after the cops left he just… walked back over here and was back in literally half an hour later.

    about 18 days ago from web in context
  16. @scribus I don’t have much else to add that others have already said better, but if I were a gun advocate (well, more than I already am) I’d be absolutely furious that the kid wasn’t locked up on at least the gun charge. Taking an illegal gun to a protest across state lines and then killing three guys with legally acquired guns really undercuts a lot of pro-gun arguments you usually hear.

    about 19 days ago from web in context
  17. @scribus My whole life has been a series of "Is this the hill you want to die on?" scenarios, always responding with, "F*** yes" and it nearly almost always ending up favorably.

    about a month ago from web in context
  18. @scribus Tire fenders are practically standard here as well as half-enclosed chain guards. Also a rack is basically standard, except for mountain and racing bikes. I just looked up and I found some after-market fully-enclosed chain guards. Only "Holland bikes" have the fully-enclosed bike chain guard out of the box. I guess I never put that much attention to that feature.

    about a month ago from web in context
  19. @scribus WE papayaED UP

    about a month ago from web in context
  20. @scribus Well... It's not fun when all the stitches by hand are crooked, uneven, and take too much time.

    about a month ago from web in context
  21. @scribus Agree! I have also something to add: When grocery shopping I hate when the cashier asks me if I have their app or any member cards.

    about a month ago from web in context
  22. @scribus The county sheriff would probably help Myers find teenagers to kill tbh, they're worse than useless.

    about a month ago from web in context
  23. @scribus Glenn Youngkin for his part has tried to distance himself from Trump and January 6th mostly because he can’t afford for the DC suburbs to turn out against him and that’s exactly what they’ll do if they think he’s too much like Trump.

    about a month ago from web in context
  24. @scribus This is more or less the last time in probably a while that Republicans have a shot at winning a statewide election in Virginia, historically we’ve always voted against the incumbent party no matter what but that anti-White House sentiment, while not totally gone (Biden won the state by ten points but polling shows the race as a toss-up) is kind of diminishing (we used to see swings of like twenty points, now it’s closer to five) and by 2025 it’ll probably be gone entirely, so this entire campaign has just been a big last-ditch effort to maybe hold Richmond one last time. Nothing is too low if you’re going out anyway.

    about a month ago from web in context
  25. @scribus But anyway the kiwiing moron's Gmail address and phone number were both on the flier, so I shot him an email where I point-by-point expressed concern with just about everything he put on there, essentially challenging him to try to win me over since he claims to want to represent ALL Virginians.

    about a month ago from web in context
  26. @scribus At first I had assumed it was part of a voter intimidation project. Here in Virginia, the GOP has been handing out fliers to voters in Democratic areas and who have participated in Democratic primaries telling them that their voter records are "public" and that they've been voting for the wrong candidates and should stay home on Tuesday if they're going to keep voting wrong. This guy used a different tactic: he didn't use the word "Republican" anywhere on his flier and claims to be my neighbor which, Jesus Christ, I hope not.

    about a month ago from web in context
  27. @scribus It helps to keep financing my monthly dose of comics. The raise is about as much as I pay for comics. And I read a ton of comics.

    about a month ago from web in context
  28. @scribus WTF if true. In the United States of Gunmerica this sounds more likely than in any other part of the world. The neglect of safety measures around guns is baffling beyond reason.

    about a month ago from web in context
  29. @scribus Usually there is someone responsible for the props, inventory, and blank ammo (without bullet).

    about a month ago from web in context
  30. @scribus WTF

    about a month ago from web in context