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Rybags

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  1. Rybags

    What's on your mind?

    Fark... (fires) The funny thing about JJ and Good Times - for years I thought that John Amos (who played his father) had actually died off-season and that's why they killed off his character. But it turns out he didn't like the stereotype that JJ portrayed and preferred the angle of a struggling family improving themselves but the writers preferred the clown show, and fired him due to constant grievances. So, maybe it wasn't a case of good acting when he was mad at JJ (which it seemed was much of the time).
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    What's on your mind?

    Good Times - yep, JJ was cool, that show was on my regular viewing list.
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    What's on your mind?

    It's the trend with so many sitcoms - there's an annoying character (sometimes the main one) that polarizes the audience. The Nanny - she was a right looker but I couldn't stand the voice and didn't thing much of the demeanor, so gave it a miss. Everybody Loves Raymond - he's a funny bloke and so were some of the others but the mother in law was a giant pain in the arse, so I didn't watch the show. Frazier - his brother Niles, couldn't stand him. Bewitched - Gladys Cravitz (sp?) - luckily she was only once or twice per series. Friends - prettywell the entire cast. The Big Bang Theory - as above.
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    What's on your mind?

    I didn't really watch the show, he was annoying but funny. And looking back, a pretty enormously talented acting effort.
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    What's on your mind?

    I've wondered for a long time - was Dwayne Dibbley (one of Red Dwarf's alter-egos for The Cat) based on Steve Urkel (from Full House) ? Urkel first appeared in 1989, Dibbley about 4 years later. The 'net seems to have little/no help, other than the odd page listing alter egos (Steve had a cool version known as Stefan Urquelle)
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    What Are You Cooking?

    Rice pudding is good - I've not done one in a few years. The tinned stuff e.g. Aldi makes the meal so easy though the quality is nowhere near a good homemade job. Generally I put normal milk + condensed milk in. Boil the rice in water first for a little bit beforehand. Another nice addition is sliced peaches and pears.
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    i see dead people

    OK, saw some more recent footage - he was wasting away. Didn't really know him but seemed to be one of the decent types.
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    i see dead people

    RIP - actually he was only 73 and looked pretty healthy from sightings I can remember. Seems it was Acute myeloid leukemia.
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    What's on your mind?

    In near 25 years of using the 'net I think I've clicked on an ad deliberately less than a dozen times and accidentally about half that. Regardless of adblocking in place or not.
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    What's on your mind?

    Where you surf to can have a big bearing on that. Though these days by default the browsers will block a lot of stuff though it can be annoying having to do workarounds on legit sites that have expired or invalid certificates, and having sites blocked that you know are OK.
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    What's on your mind?

    Good point - ads these days seem to be the vector for a significant number of browser hijacks and virus/malware infestations. Not to mention stealing jiggahertz for crypto mining which some people seem to think should be an acceptable practice.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    In reply to the purchase of 15kg of choc and wondering how long it'd last.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    A "Typo Arcade Machine" model 8052 - I think it's the same as this though mine has different case stickers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWLdOoJ-4xg I've not used it much but the games seem somewhat lame. But given I paid not very much at all for it, not really a problem.
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    What's on your mind?

    I logged in by habit when I was into content creation. It's handy now since I can see quickly what subs have new videos. Thanks to FF extensions I've been ad-free most of the time I've ever used it. Thanks to another FF ext, I download stuff I want to keep or that's long enough to watch on a proper screen. Though annoyingly they now do protection on most music, but there's websites that can help with that though they're usually full of dodgy popups.
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    What's on your mind?

    Miniplayer? OK, found it. Seems that's only available with the new style interface. The other annoyance is you can't just open the comments all at once, you get dripfed each time you press the "Show more" button and the sort algorithm there for "Top comments first" - WTF? There's a website that allows it thought - http://ytcomments.klostermann.ca/scrape
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    What's on your mind?

    They keep fucking with the algorithm (typical Google) - for a while it was actually good. But now it seems to regurgitate the same stuff you looked at 2 weeks ago, and regurgitate the same stuff you didn't watch 3 days ago. And for some reason for a while it was giving me constant screenfuls of cat videos despite me barely ever watching that sort of thing. What annoys me more though is the interface - they started the new one that forces you to use some ridiculous tablet-like huge font thing. I opted for the old one but it's only allowing that on my desktop, when I go away my laptop defaults to the "new" which is moreso bad since the resolution is lower and much less stuff fits onscreen.
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    how crap is this government ?

    Not all monkey work is low paid. Remote areas, shitty climates and jobs with physical risk can sometimes pay triple what a shelf-packer gets. Watch Deadliest Catch on the TV? Sometimes those guys make about $10K every 8 or 9 days - fair enough sometimes it's 28 hours straight then 6 hours to eat and sleep, but it's more money than 99% of the rest of us.
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    i see dead people

    Almost flew under the radar... Peter Fonda, aged 79 from respitory failure due to lung cancer. Starred in Easy Rider and plenty more - part of the famous acting family, he was son of Henry, Brother of Jane and father of Bridget.
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    A sad ending...
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    how crap is this government ?

    FTR, China burns more coal in 9 days than we do in a year. And the fact we sell much of it to them, irrelevant.
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    What's on your mind?

    Yeah, likely SMF isn't too crash hot with it's rich internet content. Though that said, the more Invision makes "enhancements" the more annoying and hard to control it becomes.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    I can be bad at times and fill a breakfast sized bowl half up and eat it all in a night which I guess would be close to 150 grams. So that'd make 100 days though just going on average would probably be double or a little more.
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    What's on your mind?

    I think there's some intermittent problems with this new forum version. AtariAge is also using probably the same one now and some symptoms like weird delays when posting are common to both.
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    What's on your mind?

    Just so not to waste the post... The Ashes Just when I was thinking what an efficient bowling effort we put in to keep them to 258 in the 1st Innings, here we are now sitting at 4/80 in reply. Fark.
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    What's on your mind?

    *Bump* Testing - just tried to post a video in "...watch lately" and got a "Bad Gateway" error. OK - so it actually posted (twice) - strange.
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