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Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 26th, 2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By chasMac
I get 5 years of complete service on my BMW (yes,...

I get 5 years of complete service on my BMW (yes, I know I pay for it upfront - but I've done the same with all cars I've purchased, foreign and domestic), then I buy a new one. I suspect most people...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 10th, 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 68,037
Posted By chasMac
It's worse than that. My children are being...

It's worse than that. My children are being inculcated in it at public schools.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 10th, 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 128,274
Posted By chasMac
She is attempting to preserve an industry so she...

She is attempting to preserve an industry so she can regulate and tax it out of existence. I hope voters will be aware of this.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 28th, 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By chasMac
Every Nerf ball? Those were free from Kool-Aid. ...

Every Nerf ball? Those were free from Kool-Aid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-3eLL4LVt0
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 28th, 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By chasMac
I lived off of those in college. And instant...

I lived off of those in college. And instant noodles of course.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 22nd, 2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By chasMac
Acoustic guitars are such a personal instrument...

Acoustic guitars are such a personal instrument I'd suggest trying out a few within your price range at a music store. And check kijiji, you might score a very good deal as it is the graveyard of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 22nd, 2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By chasMac
With these two recent celebrity deaths I can't...

With these two recent celebrity deaths I can't help but think of Johnny Fever's line: "78% of teenagers think Chuck Berry was the host of the Gong Show."
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 22nd, 2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
I spend an enormous amount of time in Britain...

I spend an enormous amount of time in Britain each year owing to my folks continuing to reside there. I gotta say I'm at the point of loathing Brit comedy. It far, far too often relies on encounters...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 22nd, 2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
I feel the same about SNL. The comedy was more...

I feel the same about SNL. The comedy was more even-handed and politicians of any stripe were open season. Since George II though, the Dems are most often the straight man in a skit, appearing only...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 16th, 2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
Trumps's doing or trying to do much of what he...

Trumps's doing or trying to do much of what he promised. What then, has got these supposed supporters' knickers in a twist?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 15th, 2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24,520
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By chasMac
Here's a thought: all the Alberta self-loathers...

Here's a thought: all the Alberta self-loathers can leave.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 28th, 2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,093
Posted By chasMac
I might agree with you on that point. Though it...

I might agree with you on that point. Though it might simply be that he moved away from what I think was his forte: comedy. He created a type of character that might in future be considered...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 68,037
Posted By chasMac
I boycotted them for the same reason. 'Cept for...

I boycotted them for the same reason. 'Cept for the Pats playoff run. Figured that was a protest in a way of its own. Goodell is not on good terms with Brady.

NFL fans skew conservative. Not sure...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 68,037
Posted By chasMac
The left despise Brady. Deadspin writers (of...

The left despise Brady. Deadspin writers (of ex-Gawker media) were apoplectic:

No One Is Happy For The Patriots (http://deadspin.com/no-one-is-happy-for-the-patriots-1792040600)

Let's Enjoy...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 68,037
Posted By chasMac
Big NFL fan here. I'd always been indifferent to...

Big NFL fan here. I'd always been indifferent to the Pats - but found myself consistently cheering them on after I learned of Brady's and Belichick's political leanings.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 31st, 2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By chasMac
Now that's a factoid!

Now that's a factoid!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 25th, 2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By chasMac
80-year-old diabetic, in poor condition since at...

80-year-old diabetic, in poor condition since at least 2012 - hardly a shocker.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 29th, 2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
Never was great; according to an athlete. ...

Never was great; according to an athlete.

Colin Kaepernick: ‘Let’s Make America Great for the First Time’ (http://time.com/4511887/colin-kaepernick-donald-trump-hillary-clinton/)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 20th, 2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
Too bad that should Trump be elected, and his...

Too bad that should Trump be elected, and his transformation into politician be complete, the likelihood of any of these "nightmare" scenarios coming to pass will diminish appreciably.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 15th, 2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 68,037
Posted By chasMac
Truly millennials are f*cked. ...

Truly millennials are f*cked.





Donald Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ hat causes stir at MRU | Calgary Herald...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 14th, 2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 68,037
Posted By chasMac
A hollow victory for common sense at best. JK is...

A hollow victory for common sense at best. JK is a noted sjw herself.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 9th, 2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 49,598
Posted By chasMac
Just his anti-Americanism shining through. How...

Just his anti-Americanism shining through. How can you see all-Canadian and not think all-American?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 26th, 2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,756
Posted By chasMac
Recently tried some Coors banquet for the first...

Recently tried some Coors banquet for the first time. Now I know why Coors Light is the brewery's flagship beer. It tastes less like Coors.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 26th, 2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 128,274
Posted By chasMac
Just came back from across the pond and have read...

Just came back from across the pond and have read a few articles on the jump in beer prices over here. Anyone seen this at their local? Will be confirming for myself tonight. This does not make me...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 26th, 2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By chasMac
Not very inspired design. Yet another...

Not very inspired design. Yet another fast-Italian car clone.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 25th, 2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,332
Posted By chasMac
Bratty maybe, but at least not a scruffy looking...

Bratty maybe, but at least not a scruffy looking nerf-herder.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 25th, 2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,332
Posted By chasMac
She has a very cool name though.

She has a very cool name though.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 19th, 2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,789
Posted By chasMac
Buxom. I like it.

Buxom. I like it.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 4th, 2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 128,274
Posted By chasMac
Exactly. And we get it x100, the dipshits are not...

Exactly. And we get it x100, the dipshits are not the cause of the low oil prices - but please don't make it worse. When some braindead pol says:



That is the reasoning??? So we are well and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 4th, 2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 128,274
Posted By chasMac
Even greeny business owners are against the...

Even greeny business owners are against the forthcoming carbon tax:

Braid: Struggling Calgary business cries out to NDP – help, don’t hurt | Calgary Herald...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 29th, 2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,332
Posted By chasMac
Regarding Zika, one of my colleagues is from Rio,...

Regarding Zika, one of my colleagues is from Rio, travels there regularly. He believes it's pure sensationalism. Not nearly as dangerous as presented in the media. BTW, he has a young Brazilian wife,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By chasMac
And I refrained from making a crack about mice...

And I refrained from making a crack about mice killing themselves rather than listen to you spout off.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By chasMac
Then I'm basically screwed. Anyways, I've swept...

Then I'm basically screwed. Anyways, I've swept up detritus from the garage floor for the past few months, which now looks to have been contaminate with dried, organic, mouse particulate: that's all...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
Considering Ukraine's ethnic mix, Russia has some...

Considering Ukraine's ethnic mix, Russia has some more 'rescuing' to do.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By chasMac
Are mice really the hazard that I'm led to...

Are mice really the hazard that I'm led to believe by visiting public service sites like the City of Calgary? When cleaning their turds do you really need to spray the area with a bleach solution and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By chasMac
I seem to recall the broom being reserved for...

I seem to recall the broom being reserved for poor Sylvester, most of the time anyways.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By chasMac
It's funny because prior to yesterday, all I knew...

It's funny because prior to yesterday, all I knew about mice and their taking up residence in a home, I learned from Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry cartoons. And if a woman was depicted they always...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
I don't understand how that refutes the article's...

I don't understand how that refutes the article's title, or Trump's apparent sentiment regarding annexation.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
I fear he may have just lost the Ukrainian vote: ...

I fear he may have just lost the Ukrainian vote:

Donald Trump Appears to Back Russia's Annexation of Ukraine's Crimea - The Atlantic...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By chasMac
Maybe the higher tolerance points to ehMac being...

Maybe the higher tolerance points to ehMac being at the point where even spammers are welcome.

At least he's not a bot - I ended up having a conversation over 24 hours with one of those on a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By chasMac
Brilliant, rgray. I might have to escalate to the...

Brilliant, rgray. I might have to escalate to the bucket. Just came back from Walmart. Bought the green pellets, the sticky boards, and some expanding foam.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 28th, 2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
I agree, but was framing my response with regard...

I agree, but was framing my response with regard to Trump's comments on NATO. Poland is NATO, and the threshold of American Europe, i.e.: Germany.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
Primarily Poland. Which would inevitably follow...

Primarily Poland. Which would inevitably follow conquest of the Baltics. Maybe the continent in toto. But I think I see where you're coming from, the small players being more of an onus than an ally.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By chasMac
I agree; 'cepting cats and beagles aren't apt to...

I agree; 'cepting cats and beagles aren't apt to get along.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
Someone ought to inform him as to the value of...

Someone ought to inform him as to the value of buffer states. Worth immeasurably more than the dollars used to prop them up.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By chasMac
I've done a little research: -Mike Holmes...

I've done a little research:

-Mike Holmes says the sonic ones are useless. So that's out.
-I have a dog, so I believe that severely limits my options; no poison, no snap-traps.

I wonder if you...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By chasMac
Mice

Fellas,

Here's a consequential post that could possibly make a difference. (with apologies to Screature) I've mice. I do not want them. Family (all of the female persuasion) going nuts. How do I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
And yet judged by what he says, Trump seems...

And yet judged by what he says, Trump seems intent on perpetuating America's retreat from the international stage. I can't fathom what he has to gain by declaring the US may not come to the defense...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
Well, Bloomberg already found a way to knock...

Well, Bloomberg already found a way to knock Trump over this. And he does come across as doltish on international matters. However, I can picture a Clinton admin sleepwalking into war preoccupied...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
Happy Wednesday!

West and Russia on course for war, says ex-Nato deputy commander (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/18/west-russia-on-course-for-war-nato-ex-deputy-commander)



How's everyone's 2017...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By chasMac
:lmao:

:lmao:
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 27th, 2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By chasMac
All forums are hurting. Everyone's outside...

All forums are hurting. Everyone's outside hunting Pokemons.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 26th, 2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
The Band? Lucky guy. Dylan do a walk on?

The Band? Lucky guy. Dylan do a walk on?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 26th, 2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Great pics. I'm curious as to whether their...

Great pics. I'm curious as to whether their performances were in notable decline. I saw the Who in May, and Roger looked particularly ravaged by his 70-odd years - Pete was good, but not stellar. In...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 26th, 2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By chasMac
Is the same trend evident within ehMac's...

Is the same trend evident within ehMac's technical forums? Or just Everything Else.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
His groovin' to the tunes always blew my mind.

His groovin' to the tunes always blew my mind.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By chasMac
I second that.

I second that.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Earworm?

Earworm?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Nope. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.

Nope. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Thanks for the recommendations on the cheese...

Thanks for the recommendations on the cheese guys. Settled on Tony Orlando.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
It's shooting the breeze. I honestly wouldn't...

It's shooting the breeze. I honestly wouldn't overthink it. Like drawing room chats from time immemorial. I can't even influence my community association, and that is politics at arm's length....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 25th, 2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By chasMac
Maybe the format is on its way out?

Maybe the format is on its way out?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 23rd, 2016, 12:36 AM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
My take: With the exception of the coasts, Yanks...

My take: With the exception of the coasts, Yanks are xenophobic in the same sense Aztecs were to Spaniards or Britons to Saxons or Byzantines to Turks.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 23rd, 2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
Thing is: not one single person who'd contribute...

Thing is: not one single person who'd contribute to Trump's election would read a post editorial. Classic example of preaching to the converted.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 22nd, 2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Need to know a cheesy '70s song. I have a reason...

Need to know a cheesy '70s song. I have a reason for this: played some Leo for my pal, ironical like, saying I just found this great singer. Turns out he's got most of his albums and adores the guy....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 22nd, 2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Sorry missed your post fj. Glad you liked the...

Sorry missed your post fj. Glad you liked the Who. Surprisingly accessible for prodigious virtuosi. Moon is godly - but Pete is the band. Fave's probably the Leeds album. Tommy for conceptual. And...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Got Sayer on repeat on Apple Music now. Really...

Got Sayer on repeat on Apple Music now. Really great for the crap you wouldn't normally buy.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Man - I'm really getting into the Sayer now.

Man - I'm really getting into the Sayer now.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 01:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Agreed. Don Draper it is.

Agreed. Don Draper it is.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Christ MF - you made my day! I wasn't listening...

Christ MF - you made my day! I wasn't listening to that particular piece. But lord is it good. You got a cute way of talking... hahaha
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Thank you for that. I was joking. But how...

Thank you for that. I was joking.

But how can you not smile at that song.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Gawd. Harry was soooo hot tho.

Gawd. Harry was soooo hot tho.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
Ah, good old mondegreen. Scuse me while I kiss...

Ah, good old mondegreen. Scuse me while I kiss this guy.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
Really? Heads? I thought hands.

Really? Heads? I thought hands.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Sorry mate! No rules. This is an anything goes...

Sorry mate! No rules. This is an anything goes thread. I love Zepp so perhaps I'm inured to this sort of thing. Even the Simpsons took a dig at them - in a very unkind manner I might add.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
I know of him. Think he performed at a superbowl....

I know of him. Think he performed at a superbowl. Lots of sequin. Can't say I remember the music.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
You should see somebody about that. Does the chuk...

You should see somebody about that. Does the chuk have any de-programming outfits? ;)
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
We're so sorry...

We're so sorry...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
And being from Alberta helps.

And being from Alberta helps.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Heart's ok.... I always thought Mitchell was...

Heart's ok.... I always thought Mitchell was pretty decent, at least on acoustic.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Sorry - did you say The Cure? Is that the band...

Sorry - did you say The Cure? Is that the band that sings about meowing cats?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 21st, 2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Yeah - I heard you don't have much of an ear.

Yeah - I heard you don't have much of an ear.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
This... this is Bruno Mars? I'm afraid you are...

This... this is Bruno Mars? I'm afraid you are more au courant then I my friend. A teenage daughter perhaps?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
And let's try Asquith posthumously while we're at...

And let's try Asquith posthumously while we're at it.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Spot on with Knopfler. What a range when you keep...

Spot on with Knopfler. What a range when you keep in mind he was behind the excellent Princess Bride soundtrack. Sultans is a personal fave.

er, isn't Bruno Mars kiddie pop? Dances as much as he...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,756
Posted By chasMac
Think that's on tap only here. Have to check the...

Think that's on tap only here. Have to check the local beer store tho.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
I forgot Eddie. Not a big fan of Van Halen. But...

I forgot Eddie. Not a big fan of Van Halen. But what a virtuoso! Eruption live is incredible - look it up on YouTube, baroque/heavy metal. He was classically trained on piano (but according to him,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
I'd consider him except he's boring as hell. Wow...

I'd consider him except he's boring as hell. Wow - I can play blues!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,626
Posted By chasMac
Bands and such

This thread'll die a quick death. But I'm schnockered and Leo Sayer always puts me in the mood to talk music.

Best bands:

1. Zeppelin
2. Beatles
3. Who

In that particular order.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
Wish we had UKIP.

Wish we had UKIP.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,756
Posted By chasMac
Not a craft beer but I love it to be honest. That...

Not a craft beer but I love it to be honest. That and my Old Mil.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
I must lamentably concur.

I must lamentably concur.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,756
Posted By chasMac
Is Guinness too pedestrian?

Is Guinness too pedestrian?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
But my looking forward might be your "stuck in...

But my looking forward might be your "stuck in the past." It's all progress in a manner of speaking; an end to our infatuation with the environment and identity-politics would be wonderful progress...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
They adopted that moniker decades ago, and since...

They adopted that moniker decades ago, and since then the term "progressive" has been co-opted by all sorts of unappealing folk. Didn't have the same connotation before, I believe it was almost...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
The term is elastic enough to include different...

The term is elastic enough to include different varieties. Progressives can be oppressors at the same time. Lenin and Stalin's opposition to church and crown in an age when Europe was saturated with...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
But like our leaders they thought they were...

But like our leaders they thought they were progressive. Compared to the imperial court, they were indeed so. Government policy based on science. And their attempts to stifle unpalatable, or...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
Unfortunately the soviets were the vanguards of...

Unfortunately the soviets were the vanguards of progressiveness. Good reason to be wary of progressives I guess.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
That's funny in a hypothetical way. However - The...

That's funny in a hypothetical way. However - The left dominate "re-education camps." My in-laws were acquainted with them in eastern Europe. Happy to say the re-education did not take.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 20th, 2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 49,598
Posted By chasMac
The disagreements on here are a damn sight more...

The disagreements on here are a damn sight more cordial than in many a family. I know blood relations who haven't spoken to each other for years over trifling matters.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 14th, 2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 99,199
Posted By chasMac
We all float down here

This is interesting: major re-make of It.

First chilling image of the new Pennywise revealed, from latest remake of Stephen King’s It | National Post...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 13th, 2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 128,274
Posted By chasMac
Honestly, you don't ever feel a little uneasy...

Honestly, you don't ever feel a little uneasy walking by old Canada centennial monuments?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 13th, 2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 56,488
Posted By chasMac
^^^ That is awesome. Will make the rounds at my...

^^^ That is awesome. Will make the rounds at my work.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 13th, 2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,363
Posted By chasMac
Isn't Gawker to be shuttered, thanks to Terry and...

Isn't Gawker to be shuttered, thanks to Terry and Peter?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 13th, 2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,363
Posted By chasMac
An internet journo crapping on Bush? Man, give...

An internet journo crapping on Bush? Man, give Gawker some credit for going out on a limb like that.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 12th, 2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
eh? We don't produce Wensleydale!

eh? We don't produce Wensleydale!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 12th, 2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
His daughter is Jewish. Not a chance he's...

His daughter is Jewish. Not a chance he's anti-semitic. Anyways, that's the province of the left.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 11th, 2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 49,598
Posted By chasMac
The libs' gains do strikingly mirror the ndp's...

The libs' gains do strikingly mirror the ndp's decline. For this reason we should encourage a robust ndp. Vote splitting is likely the cons' only shot to get elected. Worked magic for notley.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 11th, 2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43,201
Views: 3,160,580
Posted By chasMac
S. AB's had a garbage summer on the heels of a...

S. AB's had a garbage summer on the heels of a great spring. June middling. July a complete write off so far.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 24th, 2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
Hope Scotland leaves. No country deserves a...

Hope Scotland leaves. No country deserves a Quebec problem.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 24th, 2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
Yes - and Paris and Berlin have made it...

Yes - and Paris and Berlin have made it abundantly clear that they would be anything but gracious losers.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 24th, 2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
Kaiser Willie's dream is slowly disintegrating!

Kaiser Willie's dream is slowly disintegrating!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 24th, 2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
Gibraltar is looking very exposed by this turn.

Gibraltar is looking very exposed by this turn.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 24th, 2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
Spare a thought for poor Dave.

Spare a thought for poor Dave.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 23rd, 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 17,539
Posted By chasMac
Space travel will shortly become the purview of...

Space travel will shortly become the purview of nations not responsible to an electorate. Kinda like hosting the Olympics has become.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 21st, 2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 13,344
Posted By chasMac
I don't think CM's post was an attempt to elicit...

I don't think CM's post was an attempt to elicit compassion. Though I could be wrong.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 21st, 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 13,344
Posted By chasMac
I believe that was MF's point.

I believe that was MF's point.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 16th, 2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 128,274
Posted By chasMac
No not familiar with that. I still stand by what...

No not familiar with that. I still stand by what I said in that it is hard to derive anything resembling 'activism' from math. What with science classes now becoming guilt-fests over global-warming....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 16th, 2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 128,274
Posted By chasMac
This is more along the lines of indoctrination...

This is more along the lines of indoctrination than education, not telling us how to think but what to think. I've got kids in school and am consistently getting the impression that if a concept is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 16th, 2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 128,274
Posted By chasMac
Frightening stuff: Climate change, gender...

Frightening stuff:

Climate change, gender diversity among topics being tackled in sweeping overhaul of what’s taught in Alberta schools | Calgary Herald...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 15th, 2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4,016
Views: 128,274
Posted By chasMac
What is most galling to me is to see how happy...

What is most galling to me is to see how happy her and cadre are at the prospect of new taxation that will have the effect of making most everything more expensive. They are genuinely beaming. Please...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 13th, 2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By chasMac
Yep - our WM is something of a village market of...

Yep - our WM is something of a village market of old. Decent atmosphere, always see someone you know, and I'm even starting to get to know the greeters.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 13th, 2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By chasMac
Yeah - what was that on AM770? Lotsa timeshare...

Yeah - what was that on AM770? Lotsa timeshare and vacation property investment ads. Seemed extraordinarily suspect and slimy - even at the time of broadcast.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 13th, 2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By chasMac
a) I'm not in America. b) from what I read a...

a) I'm not in America.
b) from what I read a lot of lefties are hankering for the destruction of the US - there's even a group of left leaners down in the states promoting the election of Trump with...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 13th, 2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By chasMac
Wal-Mart's my favourite store - I actually look...

Wal-Mart's my favourite store - I actually look forward to shopping there. Go there several times a week, find everything to be cheaper, especially produce, which likely comes from the same place as...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 9th, 2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,253
Posted By chasMac
I tend to agree. I also find myself agreeing with...

I tend to agree. I also find myself agreeing with the sentiment of the discipline being written as social "sciences".
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 7th, 2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19,650
Views: 590,180
Posted By chasMac
A least preface this with NSFW. Most of us are in...

A least preface this with NSFW. Most of us are in Canada.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 7th, 2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 68,037
Posted By chasMac
Didn't she applaud 9/11? Seems in very poor taste...

Didn't she applaud 9/11? Seems in very poor taste on Google's part.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 25th, 2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 44,762
Posted By chasMac
Common sense and western Europe have not been on...

Common sense and western Europe have not been on good terms for some time now. I'm not holding my breath.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 25th, 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 68,037
Posted By chasMac
I suppose it all comes down to whom a person...

I suppose it all comes down to whom a person associates with and befriends. Most everyone I converse with on a day to day basis, from my blue-collar friends, to ivy-league educated executives pepper...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 25th, 2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 68,037
Posted By chasMac
Can't imagine Goodfellas without all the f-bombs....

Can't imagine Goodfellas without all the f-bombs. Apparently the actors adlibbed much of them. Gratuitous in the extreme but it worked. Speaking personally, except around children, I think no...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,113
Posted By chasMac
Zopiclone.

Zopiclone.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 10th, 2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,130
Views: 288,670
Posted By chasMac
Celebrities keep on proving they are our most...

Celebrities keep on proving they are our most capable molders of public opinion.

Leonardo DiCaprio witnesses a ‘terrifying’ sign of climate change in Calgary — a chinook | National Post...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 9th, 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By chasMac
Acura's are pretty stellar in terms of...

Acura's are pretty stellar in terms of reliability - and Honda produces fantastic engines. But lord they're ugly. And the MDX's are so commonplace - at least in AB. Quintessential soccer mom mobile.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 9th, 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By chasMac
Consider yourself lucky if that is the only issue...

Consider yourself lucky if that is the only issue you had. We've owned 2 BMW's, bought new, and nothing but problems. The first was an unmitigated disaster, a lemon in every sense; parts literally...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 9th, 2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By chasMac
Do not get a Bimmer.

Do not get a Bimmer.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By chasMac
That's it. Though I don't begrudge the guy - if...

That's it. Though I don't begrudge the guy - if it works go with it.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By chasMac
There's a series of commercials with a fellow...

There's a series of commercials with a fellow prancing around asking to buy your old gold jewelry and coins. Seems to be made for the GTA. The production values on those are something else. Kinda...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By chasMac
Guy was probably dead by the time the commercial...

Guy was probably dead by the time the commercial aired.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 1st, 2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By chasMac
"It's Patrick. He took out life insurance." Man I...

"It's Patrick. He took out life insurance." Man I hated that one.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 10th, 2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 249,342
Posted By chasMac
JP2 would have excommunicated the guy on the spot.

JP2 would have excommunicated the guy on the spot.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 11th, 2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By chasMac
If there is one country that needs containment...

If there is one country that needs containment...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 17th, 2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 68,108
Posted By chasMac
Lot of Jack Ketchum. Positively unreal that Girl...

Lot of Jack Ketchum. Positively unreal that Girl Next Door is based on actual events. In the latest printing Ketchum mentions his retelling is actually tamer than what transpired in reality. Some...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 12th, 2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24,520
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By chasMac
We're not very keen on Redford either. But I hear...

We're not very keen on Redford either. But I hear your complaint about Windows.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 25th, 2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By chasMac
Forced to pick the "conservatives" as there is no...

Forced to pick the "conservatives" as there is no one to the right of them. Nice catch MF.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 25th, 2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 249,342
Posted By chasMac
Lot of 'nevers' there. Never advocated a carbon...

Lot of 'nevers' there. Never advocated a carbon tax too, I suppose. Guess that's a positive. But yeah, pretty f-ing stupid.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 17th, 2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,559
Posted By chasMac
That stuff at the beginning of Scarface was true?

That stuff at the beginning of Scarface was true?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By chasMac
Try italki: Learn a language online...

Try italki: Learn a language online (http://www.italki.com/)

Involves lessons with native speakers over Skype - you can pay for professional, certified instructors; or simply chat for free with...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 14th, 2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By chasMac
Language is meant to be spoken.

Language is meant to be spoken.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 13th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By chasMac
I 100% agree. Related to this I find that the...

I 100% agree. Related to this I find that the loquacious among us have a tremendous inherent advantage.

That said however, a century ago, public school pupils became incredibly accomplished in...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 13th, 2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By chasMac
Learning a new language

Trying to.

Has anyone succeeded in acquiring a new language using apps and books? Ever heard of anyone accomplishing this? (self-directed study)

I ended up springing for Rosetta Stone - don't...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 13th, 2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By chasMac
Doubtful Bono actually touched the door.

Doubtful Bono actually touched the door.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 18th, 2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,156
Posted By chasMac
This shouldn't be a left-right issue, as some...

This shouldn't be a left-right issue, as some here would make it. But leaders should be held accountable. With regard to Ebola, little has been done to inspire confidence. I can't for the life of me...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 18th, 2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,156
Posted By chasMac
Umm, but it's true. Obama correctly deemed the...

Umm, but it's true. Obama correctly deemed the Ebola crisis to take precedence over a fundraiser. Kudos to his acute judgement.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 18th, 2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,156
Posted By chasMac
Yeah, maybe this could have gone in the humour...

Yeah, maybe this could have gone in the humour thread. It's more of an attempt to be funny than inform, or initiate discussion.

Anyways, the fact that Obama cancelled an appearance at a fundraiser...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 30th, 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,756
Posted By chasMac
I agree with much of what you say - (reminds of...

I agree with much of what you say - (reminds of what that author wrote: I celebrated my 20th birthday with alcohol, my 30th with drugs, and my 40th with food). With life and maturation does come an...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 30th, 2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 17,756
Posted By chasMac
Excellent idea for a thread. For my part, I...

Excellent idea for a thread.

For my part, I guess I was a beer snob, made the pilgrimages to St Jame's Gate, Bohemia, Bavaria and Munich during Oktoberfest. Now, I'm a little more laid back, and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 30th, 2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By chasMac
Yeah it tastes like factory, but I figure...

Yeah it tastes like factory, but I figure throughout beer's long history, taste has been of little importance.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 30th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By chasMac
There's not much better than enjoying a six pack...

There's not much better than enjoying a six pack of Old Milwaukee tall boys over a Sunday afternoon football game.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 25th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24,520
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By chasMac
Yeah I remember that headline (heard it described...

Yeah I remember that headline (heard it described as an "elitist sigh"). Really pissed a lot of people off round here.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 21st, 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,414
Posted By chasMac
Good to know - this would not be for a workshop,...

Good to know - this would not be for a workshop, just to safely store liquids (like pop and juice) through the winter, and the odd smoke now and then.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 21st, 2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,414
Posted By chasMac
The reason I ask is that I'm in the process of...

The reason I ask is that I'm in the process of having my garage insulated. Just prior to doing so I measured the temp in the garage at -15 (about -20 outside). Will I still need to add a heating unit...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 21st, 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,414
Posted By chasMac
Heated or just insulated?

Heated or just insulated?
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 6th, 2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,694
Views: 115,405
Posted By chasMac
Critters needn't be too worried: Hipster...

Critters needn't be too worried:

Hipster farmers abandoning urban chickens because they’re too much work | National Post...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 27th, 2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By chasMac
I suppose out east cooling houses via AC has to...

I suppose out east cooling houses via AC has to be factored in. That's a substantial(?) expense to which we Calgarians are not exposed.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 27th, 2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By chasMac
Your high-tech furnace costs loads more than 10...

Your high-tech furnace costs loads more than 10 nests.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 27th, 2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By chasMac
In her defence she works from home and makes more...

In her defence she works from home and makes more money in a day than I do all week.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 27th, 2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,514
Posted By chasMac
I'm still undecided as to whether Nest is worth...

I'm still undecided as to whether Nest is worth the investment. One thing I do like about it however is setting it to 'away' prior to heading off somewhere on an extended stay, and then immediately...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 25th, 2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By chasMac
The unexpected receipt of money.

The unexpected receipt of money.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 20th, 2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,760
Posted By chasMac
Thanks; that seems to have resolved the Match...

Thanks; that seems to have resolved the Match issue.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 20th, 2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,760
Posted By chasMac
My iphone's music collection is all messed up...

My iphone's music collection is all messed up following the upgrade. I don't use the Match feature, yet I am presented with every album and artist that I have in itunes (checked or not) with the...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 19th, 2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,760
Posted By chasMac
I can see the flashlight feature being useful.

I can see the flashlight feature being useful.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 8th, 2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By chasMac
I just (re)-discovered Ricky Nelson via Galaxie...

I just (re)-discovered Ricky Nelson via Galaxie on Shaw's radio stations. I think he is underrated.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 11th, 2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By chasMac
Great observation - I had never even considered...

Great observation - I had never even considered that. And while I hope that Z gravitates towards horror, either of the genres would be preferable to walking dead which seems to me to be something of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 11th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By chasMac
I believe I read somewhere that walking,...

I believe I read somewhere that walking, lumbering zombies would prove to be of no threat to humanity whereas runners a la 28 days later would in effect mean game over. As far as this film is...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 18th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By chasMac
Good or bad, I only remember him from 'Bloopers &...

Good or bad, I only remember him from 'Bloopers & Practical Jokes'. Rarely found myself in front of a TV on New Years Eve, and preferred 'Solid Gold' to 'AB'.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 18th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 205,546
Posted By chasMac
The Thing (1982) - as I had just suffered through...

The Thing (1982) - as I had just suffered through The Thing (2011), and had to get the bad taste out of my mouth.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 17th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24,520
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By chasMac
Yep, in a similar vein I've heard the Okanagan...

Yep, in a similar vein I've heard the Okanagan described as a Calgary neighbourhood. Plus, in an effort to combat our atrocious winters we in Alberta are doing our best to hot things up a bit (as...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 17th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24,520
Views: 1,114,337
Posted By chasMac
That we do. Tho trying to square 'living well'...

That we do. Tho trying to square 'living well' with an Alberta winter/spring is something I have never been able to do.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 30th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 249,342
Posted By chasMac
Mein Kampf, written very early on in his career -...

Mein Kampf, written very early on in his career - yes I have in fact read it. His views on a number of topics evolved over the years (in a similar vein, Stalin possessed no less than priestly...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 30th, 2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 249,342
Posted By chasMac
Am I arguing that because an individual is a...

Am I arguing that because an individual is a Christian or Atheist he possesses the capacity for evil? You have me confused with somebody else; as far as I'm concerned actions speak louder than...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 30th, 2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 249,342
Posted By chasMac
Hitler was most definitely an atheist - very much...

Hitler was most definitely an atheist - very much of it had to with the major religions' concepts of protecting the weak, the very notion of which was anathema to the man. Even prior to the war he...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 7th, 2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 249,342
Posted By chasMac
Allowances? He allows that one goes to heaven or...

Allowances? He allows that one goes to heaven or hell; thus he did allow for failings, and of particular interest to us, their consequences.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 7th, 2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 249,342
Posted By chasMac
But not his wrath. I think yours is a...

But not his wrath.

I think yours is a sentiment expressed by a lot of agnostics (not sure or saying that you are one in fact); that if there is a god he/she/it is pretty reasonable, and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 7th, 2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 249,342
Posted By chasMac
Make the dangerous assumption that one's...

Make the dangerous assumption that one's may-be-god is a very reasonable chap.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 7th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 249,342
Posted By chasMac
The existence of something like god as championed...

The existence of something like god as championed by some religions would affect every aspect of your life. Your principles, morals, view of science, view of family, relationships, the universe,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 7th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5,672
Views: 249,342
Posted By chasMac
Agnosticism requires too much effort. Were we...

Agnosticism requires too much effort. Were we to grant the luxury of unknowable to all that our imagination might conjure up we should be institutionalized.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 6th, 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 46,006
Posted By chasMac
Rick had a lot of infected blood-spatter around...

Rick had a lot of infected blood-spatter around his eyes, that'd make me worried. Perhaps up until this point they believe infection is only transmitted through saliva? Would be ridiculously naive...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 6th, 2012, 08:32 AM
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Posted By chasMac
1. I find the series' writers are playing a...

1. I find the series' writers are playing a little fast & loose with characters' expected behaviours in the name of providing drama. Primarily I take issue with Carl's solo roaming. I mean most...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Posted By chasMac
Aw, now your just playing dumb. Similarly, I...

Aw, now your just playing dumb. Similarly, I cannot recall pro-life, anti-abortionist groups ever getting all riled up about fighting cancer, ALS, or any other terminal illness never do they muster...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Posted By chasMac
You read this somewhere? Seems to me your...

You read this somewhere? Seems to me your painting with a fairly wide brush there.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 6th, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Posted By chasMac
Lots of money and the good health to make it...

Lots of money and the good health to make it worthwhile. Plus the usual infinite wishes.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 28th, 2011, 11:49 PM
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Posted By chasMac
Half the words in the English language have been...

Half the words in the English language have been appropriated from another language; what is your point? Like I said, zombie is what we use to describe the walking dead. I suspect the author uses...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 28th, 2011, 11:25 PM
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Posted By chasMac
Kind of think that as the characters are speaking...

Kind of think that as the characters are speaking English, and the common term for the dead re-animated in this language is 'zombie', it ought to be used. Be like calling pooches 'fourleggers' in a...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 28th, 2011, 10:48 PM
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Posted By chasMac
Wicked ending. The actress playing Sophia did it...

Wicked ending. The actress playing Sophia did it to perfection. Series as a whole a bit 'soapish'. Pisses me off to no end that they will not use the term 'zombies'. 'Walkers' - dumb, dumb,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 28th, 2011, 07:37 PM
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Posted By chasMac
Haven't had any cash on hand for about 7 yrs. ...

Haven't had any cash on hand for about 7 yrs. Think I've gone as low as 15 cents on Visa.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 3rd, 2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,360
Posted By chasMac
They could do worse. Failing that, the Avco cup.

They could do worse. Failing that, the Avco cup.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 3rd, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Views: 1,360
Posted By chasMac
I hope the Wpg Thrashers meet with the same...

I hope the Wpg Thrashers meet with the same success on the ice that the Nordiques did after their move to Denver.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 31st, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Views: 1,360
Posted By chasMac
I'll have to dust off my old Pokey and the Bandit...

I'll have to dust off my old Pokey and the Bandit promotional poster from Domo.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 30th, 2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,894
Posted By chasMac
The selection of films that fall under 'New' is...

The selection of films that fall under 'New' is dishearteningly static.
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