Recent comments by JP

Continuing the BtFD theme...

Cinco-X wrote:

Broccoli grows best when exposed to an average daily temperature between 18 and 23 °C (64 and 73 °F).[20]

The farmers I buy from are near the coast, so that makes sense. Much is grown in apparently in Monterey county, which this is a sample: Average Weather for Monterey, CA - Temperature and Precipitation

Broccoli should be harvested before the flowers on the head bloom bright yellow.[21]

"Sprouted broccoli" is sold around here too. I've haven't tried it yet.

lawyerliz wrote:

The hub sez we may have a broccoli shortage because much is grown in Kali in the extreme drought area.

Just got back from the farmer's market, and no increase in BtFD prices. Oranges had gone up from $6 to $7 for my 8 lb bag tho.

[Dark confession: I have not yet visited any of the three. It's really hard to not go to the Getty or Getty Villa whenever I'm in a museuming mood.]

Rob Dawg wrote:

Heck, I've probably got a thousand porkoglyphs alone.

I'm sure there's a local museum just waiting to host an exhibition of the oeuvre.
If not LACMA, then surely the Museum of Tolerance. Or at least the California Museum of Abnormal Arts.

Pardon my broken record, but I haven't played this tune in a while:

Hyndsight - Interpreting noise

Makes you want to go out and crucify someone?

Outsider wrote:

After going through infinite stuff, I hesitate to buy anything ever again. It seems like it will never end. Unless it's a replacement and they are goimg to take the old one away.

First 50 yrs., accumulate. Next 50 yrs., decumulate.

When we moved to San Jose in Y2K, we instituted the equal-volume rule: For anything that comes into the house, equal or greater volume must leave.

There have been violations (esp when we were in DC without much income), but it has helped.

Wilberforce wrote:

Another big problem has to do with problems of underinvestment in knowledge-based capital

Just look at those artisanal pizzas and you'll know why.

Nice map, I'm sure it's 100% reliable for large decision making coming from RealtyTrak, who has no conflicts of interest.
Rent or buy a home? This map has the answer - MarketWatch

poicv2.0 wrote:

If your truck weighs over 6k pounds you can write off the first 60k of your purchase price against your gross income in the first year.

I'm no accountant, but wouldn't the section 179 deduction let you do the whole thing in your first year if you wanted to? Of course, you need revenue to write it off against.

Up to $2M iirc.

I confess I'm a little amazed that the number of trucks is the same as the late 60s.
Peace and love, man.

Sounds like we're closer to raising interest rates.

Had to look that one up: Punky Meadows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Meadows has retired from the music business, and for 13 years owned and ran a tanning salon in Oakton, VA. [Fairfax county, not too far from my last residence.]

It appears that retired metal people go into personal grooming businesses?


Which reminds me: When I first got to SM, I worked for about 6 weeks straight making sure the transition went smooth for the company, and it came time for a haircut. Being the practical dude that I am, I went to Yelp and looked for the closest hair-cutting place: 2 blocks away on Wilshire.

I walk in, and there is a full drumkit in the middle of the floor, and several guitars adorning the wall. (My eye was drawn to "The Wave" on a telecaster -- looked awesome.) Realizing that I was in danger of walking out with a purple mohawk, I asked for "a businessman's cut, the most conservative looking thing you can do." It turns out that my fears were unfounded, they cut it very well, and given how the hairline is going, I should have gone for a purple mohawk cuz it was my last opportunity.

Later I found out: It was a bunch of hair metal musicians. They realized that they could pay the bills cutting hair better than playing gigs.

sm_landlord wrote:

A live show, with Randy Rhodes on guitar.

I never realized that the Flying V had a matching shirt.

azurite wrote:

I think the Congresspeople were scared of the pigs in the streets of the city.

"That's no way to talk about the constituents!"

And as the anthropologists note: The tallest building in an area is highly correlated with what is most important in that society.

Outsider wrote:

Interesting thought of the day:
Wealth inequality to increase over time: Economist
His biggest concern, he said, is that increased concentration of wealth is "leading to the corruption of our political system." When a small minority of citizens holds an overwhelmingly large share of a nation's wealth, "Political institutions are captured," he said.

This solidifies my new life choice of securing a place in the oligarchy.
I don't know why you people would choose otherwise.

Just because it's old doesn't mean I'm not laughing.

I can't believe you just robbed a landfill of some needed trash.

Jackdawracy wrote:

I can't remember the last time unions and I crossed paths.

My last time: I picked up a hammer to assemble my office shelves as a noob in Lucent. Apparently, this was a subversive act.

Lucent had the legacy of ATT, which had the legacy of unions. Silicon Valley companies (like Cisco) had no such legacy. Boy did LU get its ass kick by CSCO. Sad

mr_clueless wrote:

what is it that we export?

Hollywood! Cool

Jackdawracy wrote:

2nd best find was a bundle of used $5's, $10's and $20's with a rubber band around the 4 inch behemoth.

Under which column does this fall in GDP?

Jackdawracy wrote:

Best find by far was a keychain with the outline of the island of Malta in plastic, about 2 inches wide. You don't see a lot of those~

I assume it goes well with your Maltese Falcon?

Rob Dawg wrote:

All intimation of duality

Well, maybe two wasn't large enough so they went for three. (Moar!)
But I get your point.

Outsider wrote:

, one of them being mothers applying for jobs for their children.

helicopter parents aspiring to be helicopter grandparents perhaps?

Vonbek777 wrote:

Real fun began with Bishop Lucifer and the Arianism crisis. Situation with Eusebius, how Jerome recorded it, and the eventual 180 degree turn around... nothing like a doctrinal debate!

Given how many centuries after that occurred (analogue: let's have an doctrinal debate about whether Milton really had Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained divinely dictated to him), it should have a confidence level associated with it near the noise.

Vonbek777 wrote:

Here's the deal, if you have a somewhat bright kid who gets to college and realizes the road that stretches out in front of them is no different than the hell of high school...then depression will set in. No way around it. At that point you can only hope they want to be moderately well paid and abused instead of poor and abused. The best bet is to keep them in beer money, drunk, and having the 'best times' of their lives. IF they can get a degree before they're sober and reality sets in, mission accomplished!

I'm pretty sure this is the most cynical post I have read on HCN.

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

Wars have been fought over less!

In honor of easter, I have looked at the dates of various new testament papyrii vs what part of the legend they told. I think it is very interesting.

I'm also trying to figure out why exactly the gospel of Marcion was rejected by Irenaeus et al, the politics of that era are interesting, if a bit opaque because of the time.

Vonbek777 wrote:

Did Christians really 'steal' Easter? – CNN Belief Blog - Blogs

No mention of springtime painting and and giving eggs from the old Persian tradition of Nowruz?

ZOMG Christians stole coloring eggs from Iranian terrsts!

lawyerliz wrote:

Marycan't reduce me to tears, but tryong to do a new thing on a computer sure does.

< wipes tears >

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

and at least half the regained equity will vanish into a black hole again.

But this time, with a whole new set of owners of the debt.

Don't know why the hotels are worried about losing business to airbnb, they're doing great!

I was a bit surprised at the prevalence of suicide in the 45-54 yo range.

Bubblisimo Gerkinov wrote:

Sports is supposed to be a distraction.

So is news from Bloomberg.

You sound like you don't think moving to Detroit would be a good idea.

Just to contradict myself: Flaminia's link from last thread is really quite interesting, perhaps because I'm a failure as a suburbanite.
- NY Times 

Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay

Vonbek777 wrote:

Hope is still the worst of all torments.

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here, as a quick read through the recent threads will prove.

Mike in Long Island wrote:

on some info he gleaned from a Yahoo message board.

New Keyboard
Maybe he should sue Yahoo?

I more than most miss the old income-averaging rules. 2005 to 2010 were some pretty dry years. Now it's raining cats and dogs.

Naturally, I left a low tax state for CA when the rain started. No one should take tax advice from me.

aClem wrote:

But I would hold that there is something in human makeup that wants to impose tribal order or do tribal stuff (eloquent, no?) even in non tribal societies.

Here, you were this Blue Team and I'll wear this Red Team and then let's joust.