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by Moreta
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 543
Views: 7573

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

Fun game at the Copa today. The Tigers retired Jack Morris’s number. They also managed to win despite all efforts to the contrary.
by Moreta
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3058
Views: 50698

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

Still the not-so-subtle nod to “all types of racism” though. Maybe Stephen Miller wrote it.
by Moreta
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Jeeves Sucks. Vacuum recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 161

Re: Jeeves Sucks. Vacuum recommendations?

We've had a Kenmore for at least 10 years, it is a beast. I’m on my second Kenmore canister vacuum. The first one is still in use at my father in law’s house. It is 20 years old. I love them. They can get all the way under a bed with no fiddling with attachments. All the attachments store on board ...
by Moreta
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Dinner
Replies: 129
Views: 4010

Re: Dinner

mister d wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:50 pm
2. We agree bacon is on the safe edge of refrigerated foods you'd eat past expiration, right?
Definitely.
by Moreta
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 700
Views: 31654

Re: Podcasts

She brought up that institutional racism knows no one party and that if Republicans are defeated inevitably Democrat flavored racism will rule. She gave an example that a particular proposition passed in LA to give money to build some homes for the homeless. The city council, mayor, and others redi...
by Moreta
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2001
Views: 97184

Re: Movies

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:56 am

I mean, I'm a total Paul Rudd mark, and Evnageline Lilly is SO CUTE
I had to double check to see if I posted this.

The movie was fun. Definitely one you shouldn’t overthink (as was the first one) but fun.
by Moreta
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Changing user name?
Replies: 40
Views: 409

Re: Changing user name?

Odd meaning incredibly good, if he likes Thin Lizzy? :) Damn good, especially for a 17 year old! We took a short road trip yesterday and he managed the playlist. We had Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Dire Straits, and a lot of Dave Brubeck. I think I’ll keep him, even if he did throw Despacit...
by Moreta
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Changing user name?
Replies: 40
Views: 409

Re: Changing user name?

RSmith wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Moreta wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Elizabeth is sometimes Beth to her family and Lizzy (heaven help her) to her friends.
Call it a tribute to Phil Lynott. :)
Her 17 year old brother would appreciate that. He’s got odd taste in music.
by Moreta
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Changing user name?
Replies: 40
Views: 409

Re: Changing user name?

I have a Keith and a Noah (no readily available diminutive). I also have a Madeline who insists on the full name (“I am NOT Maddy!”). Benjamin is Ben to his family and Bench to his friends and Elizabeth is sometimes Beth to her family and Lizzy (heaven help her) to her friends. My oldest was Joey to...
by Moreta
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Changing user name?
Replies: 40
Views: 409

Re: Changing user name?

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:21 am
Saying this as a(nother) Dave: Don't trust any adult who goes by "David" instead of the short form.
Chief of my department insists on the full David. I still call him Dave. Definitely don’t trust him.
by Moreta
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 543
Views: 7573

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

The clubhouse attendant is the son of a high school friend of mine. I’m glad he was fired and there was no half assed suspension instead. That kid loves his job more than life and this broke him.
by Moreta
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 974
Views: 35923

Re: Man's Best Friend

This is Bootsie from last week. She had ACL repair surgery today but is still a very cool dog.
Image
by Moreta
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2001
Views: 97184

Re: Movies

Incredibles 2 was highly enjoyable. I wish I had shown up late and missed the animated short that preceded it though. Man, Pixar knows how to punch me right in the gut.
by Moreta
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - WEEK 19 UPDATE
Replies: 471
Views: 7584

Re: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - WEEK 11 UPDATE

I am impressed with my recent performance.

by Moreta
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 4589
Views: 150157

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

Can I just say how glad I am that you guys are so accepting of therapy and even encouraging it? I think there might be hope for humanity yet.

Johnnie, I hope this leads to you being in a better place, both physically and emotionally. <3
by Moreta
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 974
Views: 35923

Re: Man's Best Friend

I’m so sorry. I’ve loved many dogs, but the ones I loved best were both yellow labs. Much love to your family.
by Moreta
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Man's Best Friend
Replies: 974
Views: 35923

Re: Man's Best Friend

The head tilt! Adorable.
by Moreta
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Cultural Blind Spots
Replies: 289
Views: 9878

Re: Cultural Blind Spots

I think my distaste for romcoms has been a positive in my marriage. I do like foreign films significantly more than Mr. Moreta does, but I have a few friends I usually see those movies with. We go to the movies a lot still. We aren’t concessions people and our schedules allow for early matinees at t...
by Moreta
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)
Replies: 3058
Views: 50698

Re: The Indictment Thread (Trump Admin Meltdown Thread Part II)

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:00 am
Such a relief that media outlets will soon be able to go interview farmers in the Midwest who voted for Trump to get their views on things.
I have heard at least 3 of these already.
by Moreta
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Tech Support
Replies: 530
Views: 46843

Re: Tech Support

I have no idea how to fix it, but my coworker managed to screw up a bunch of our fire department district mapping thanks to that little bug.

/cool story bro
by Moreta
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Politics
Replies: 2894
Views: 83007

Re: Random Politics

For your amusement, I present the train wreck Michigan county that got a lot of attention for shifting hard for Trump. They also elected a county clerk of whom they can be equally proud.

Only the best!
by Moreta
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Official Swamp Dating Thread
Replies: 1602
Views: 70043

Re: The Official Swamp Dating Thread

“I have a collection of worthless old baseball cards at my place. Want to see them?”
by Moreta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 543
Views: 7573

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

I guess he didn’t complete the process on the slide.
by Moreta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 543
Views: 7573

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

JUST LET IT END
by Moreta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 MLB Week 1
Replies: 543
Views: 7573

Re: 2018 MLB Week 1

Oh ffs.
by Moreta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 626
Views: 38593

Re: Twitter

Amusing thread.

by Moreta
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 4589
Views: 150157

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

My eldest made some pocket money streaming play-by-play for Starcraft matches, mostly with Korean players. I don’t understand the appeal, but this stuff is definitely popular. And increasingly marketable.
by Moreta
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Mass Shootings Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 13104

Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

My department has had a rookie fire a rifle into his patrol car and an officer shoot the counter in the lobby of our gun range. These are highly trained officers with bachelors degrees working for a selective department that gets the better hires. Things happen. I don’t want guns in the classroom. A...
by Moreta
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Mass Shootings Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 13104

Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

by Moreta
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Replies: 546
Views: 5338

Re: 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament



So tired of nun references.
by Moreta
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Photography
Replies: 125
Views: 4914

Re: Swamp Photography

I hate Gimp. A lot. I am currently doing the monthly Adobe Creative Cloud thing that gives me PS/Lightroom and gives my daughter their animation software for what I feel is a reasonable monthly fee. You can probably do everything you want to do in Gimp, but (for me) it will be more time consuming an...
by Moreta
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - WEEK 19 UPDATE
Replies: 471
Views: 7584

Re: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - *League Site Up*

She gets good movement on both pitches, but her control is just about average.
This describes so many aspects of my life.

Go Oats!
by Moreta
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Mass Shootings Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 13104

Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

People are buying a LOT of guns. We get guns turned into us all the time for destruction, usually unwanted guns inherited by people who don’t have any interest in taking on the responsibility of selling them. At the same time, we get a couple dozen gun registrations every week (and we are not a larg...
by Moreta
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Mass Shootings Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 13104

Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

And now two kids are dead.

You don’t solve this by shooting a shooter first. You solve this by disarming shooters. You can also make a dent in the rate of completed suicides in this country.
by Moreta
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2001
Views: 97184

Re: Movies

It is an excellent joke, but explaining it to clueless kid was better.
by Moreta
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2001
Views: 97184

Re: Movies

Went to see the fish fucking movie today. Mr. Moreta asked the ticket seller for 2 tickets for Grinding Nemo. He had to explain the joke, the attempt at which was funnier than the joke. Movie was good. Weird but good. I think it would have benefited from completely eliminating the sexual encounter b...
by Moreta
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Politics
Replies: 2894
Views: 83007

Re: Random Politics

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:10 am
Huh. My mom must have gotten arrested with Randy Bryce. She’s collecting quite a list of co-arrestees.
by Moreta
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Mass Shootings Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 13104

Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

Looks like he had police contact the night before and was released in the morning. It might have been a psych hold, which I’m sure will raise all kinds of issues.
by Moreta
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Mass Shootings Thread
Replies: 628
Views: 13104

Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

Local news says it was his parents and that he was just released from a nearby hospital this morning.