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Comment Re:The argument from environmentalism... (Score 1) 102

There's a "semi-recognized" affliction where people are addicted to exercising - they are not so much doing to become/stay healthy, they are doing it become they are compelled to do so, even to a point of it having a negative impact on health, family/relations, work etc.

(I use "semi-recognized" since it seems to differ quite a bit from country to country)

Comment Re:Its laugh track is a crime against humanity (Score 1) 388

You're hitting on something interesting here.
Not ONLY weren't the settings (New York) all that relevant, but the combination of Observational Humor and some sort of Reductio Ad Absurdum resulted in something distilled to a point where the original element of "Truth" is lost.

That, and seeing whats-his-face burst through a door gets old REAL fast.

Comment Re:Its laugh track is a crime against humanity (Score 5, Insightful) 388

I find Seinfeld and That 70s Show, both filmed in front of a live studio audience to be funny and the audience laughter doesn't bother me in the slightest. There's something different about TBB. Maybe it's the writing, maybe the audience is prompted to laugh at every joke no matter how mediocre - either way, it's missing something or this thread wouldn't exist.

I've watched Seinfeld - it wasn't funny. People just really, REALLY wants it to be.

Comment Re:Carly Fiona (Score 1) 203

She made a shitload of money.

The skill set required to accumulate profits is not the same as the skill set for running a country.

In business you can write off bad investments. In government you can't write off states and cities that are a financial drag.

The skillset required to get elected president is not the same as the skillset for running a country.

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Comment Re:"Infringing"? (Score 1) 215

People use checks? Seriously?

Can't really recall last time I even saw a check ... perhaps when I move from Aalborg and sold my apartment, where a lawyer sent me one ... so a decade ago.

For printing, outside of work, I use it only to print recipes for taking to the kitchen, or printing stuff for kids to colour in. Wife'll use it for printing badges for kids (laminated badges required by school); beyond that, no idea really.

Retirement means that when someone says "Have a nice day", you actually have a shot at it.