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The Palentine wrote:Public Service announcement...
If there are any millennials or zoomers out there having their first WWIII scare.

Find yourself a Gen X friend. We spent our literal childhood prepping for Nuclear War, alone, while eating Pop Tarts straight from the foil and drinking Kool Aid.

We've got you.

I must have missed that part of Gen-X-hood...

By the time I was a youngin', Reagan was president and we were too busy forcing the Soviets to spend themselves into the poorhouse to give any thought of preparing for nukes. We did still drink Kool Aid and eat Pop Tarts straight from the foil, though.

Omigodtheykilledkenny wrote:I must have missed that part of Gen-X-hood...

By the time I was a youngin', Reagan was president and we were too busy forcing the Soviets to spend themselves into the poorhouse to give any thought of preparing for nukes. We did still drink Kool Aid and eat Pop Tarts straight from the foil, though.

You missed out on the Carter Years and the first couple of years of the Reagan Presidency where all the Wizards of Smart in Washington and the Media were absolutely certian ol' Ronnie was going to bomb the Rooskies back to the Stone Age...without warning. Thats why Teddy "I can't drive over a bridge" Kennedy wrote to Yuri Andropov offering help to get Reagan out of office.😉

I just missed "Duck and Cover." I do remember a bizarre drill where we had to walk home or something like that. I started elementary school with Nixon, then Ford and Carter, until I got to Reagan with college.

FTLOSA* - How did that resolution get to the floor of the General Assembly? *(for the love of stupid acronyms)

Retired WerePenguins wrote:I just missed "Duck and Cover." I do remember a bizarre drill where we had to walk home or something like that. I started elementary school with Nixon, then Ford and Carter, until I got to Reagan with college.

cheeses christ, you're old!
i was still in high school when reagan was elected.
:D

Retired WerePenguins wrote:FTLOSA* - How did that resolution get to the floor of the General Assembly? *(for the love of stupid acronyms)

The mods aren't doing their Jobs. The current resolution has to be a joke proposal. Hack and Fris would have nuked it from Orbit with extreme predjudice before it even got to vote.

I'm shocked no one has heard of the "drop drill." It's good for earthquakes as well as conventional bombings. ;)

Now this FTLOSA; what does it stand for? I've been tending to other stuff lately.

PS. Christ on a cracker, PE...you're old too!

Perpetual Exemption wrote:cheeses christ, you're old!
i was still in high school when reagan was elected.
:D

I'm not old, I'm sixty!

Omigodtheykilledkenny wrote:I'm shocked no one has heard of the "drop drill." It's good for earthquakes as well as conventional bombings. ;)

I do remember "drop" but that was in the context of catching on fire and was accompanied by "roll" to smother the flames.

All my acronyms are explained at the end of my post. 😉

In school, we were trained to drop under our desks and cover the back of our necks in the event of an earthquake. Of course, such an exercise would be more practical to protect yourself from falling debris, rather than nuclear fallout.

Bet you anything South Jenstown did the same drills at her school.

My High School World History teacher, every once in awhile to amuse himself, would state an Air Raid Drill. He would start yelling air raid and making siren sounds. That was the cue for us to dive under our desks for cover. He was a bit unorthodox, but most of the students loved him and have fond memories of his teaching(he taught history and psychology), and his directing school plays(I was one of his wayward theater kids).

Retired WerePenguins wrote:I'm not old, I'm sixty!

i'm fiddy-eight: just a babe in the woods.

I have managed to get my horrifically awful laptop functioning, so I can start working on the map more responsively again. I have to use my old mac for the art, then flash drive it to the laptop, upload it from there, but it works. So any alterations to the map, just allow me an extra 24 hours to get on top of each iteration, but are otherwise open again.

5 days ago: Following the passage of new WA legislation, Omigodtheykilledkenny was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Left-Leaning College State".

Of course you realize this means war...

Kenny is going to war.......we're all doomed

Welcome to the dark side, comrade.

Ainocra wrote:Kenny is going to war.......we're all doomed

Nah, from my observations over the years, the Kennyites are like the Free Worlds League in Battletech. Kennyites squable and bicker among themselves until an outside threat comes along. Then they kick the bejabbers out of the threat, then go back to being Kennyites and start squabling again. Thats why Anarchy is pretty much normal for Kennyites.😉😁 Its rather touching to watch.😜

Ainocra wrote:Kenny is going to war.......we're all doomed

Hopefully they will deploy the Stripper Comandos and broadcast it on pay per view; you don't realize how scandalous it is to watch foreigners fully clothed on TV in our totally naked fraternity.

Exxosia wrote:I have managed to get my horrifically awful laptop functioning, ... ... ... .

mebbe install linux

Perpetual Exemption wrote:mebbe install linux

It's horribly awful because it is a Dell POS made of the finest chinesium and lowest bidder parts that can't run the operating system idling without sounding like a 747.

What's wrong with Dell? Speaking of which I need to get my old laptop which my former employer never asked for and get the hard drive cleared and installed with the latest os.

Retired WerePenguins wrote:What's wrong with Dell?

As far as I can tell, absolutely every aspect. This thing has no redeeming values at all except that it is barely keeping me online. It was a lemon within my budget in 2019.

it shouldve been speedy when you first got it: reasonably decent cpu, enough ram.

a total reinstall of OS may resolve issue, or install linux flavor that works well with older equipment. it won't be the interface that you're familiar with, but may be something you even like more. also, it may not play fast with programs that you're accustomed to, till you learn to use WINE. but if all you need is internet/web, then it should definitely be better than what you have.

"4 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Retired WerePenguins, passive-aggressive congratulations cards inform mums-to-be that their pregnancy is their greatest achievement in life."

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