Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Froggy the Great

Randomness XVI: Brains versus Bleach - an Epic Rap Battle in Iambic Pentameter.

Recommended Posts

18 minutes ago, Inarah said:

Is the Fortean Times still published? We used to get good adventure hooks from that.  

Seems to be, however several years ago they hid the daily news updates behind a paywall. 89$ for a 12 issue subscription isn't something I can afford unfortunately. I miss the way they did the layout, links to articles from all over the globe, updated daily, no snarky commentary. 

  • Like 1
  • Sad 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Corsair said:

Not looking forward to Monday through Wednesday this week, getting a Colonoscopy, tried before Christmas, but didn't get clean enough. Soooooo, I get TWO days of cleansing this time.....yeesh.

 

You have my sympathies.

 

I underwent this a few weeks ago.  Due to family history I was unable to take over-the-counter options and had to use the prescription.  Drank the gunk that night, then up at 3 or 4 to finish.  At least I was able to watch some MST3K on TV (it's a Samsung thing) to keep my mind busy.  Ten minutes, drink, ten minutes, drink, side trip...drink.  Etc.  Good news was I don't have to do it again for five years.

 

On the bright side, the "don't care juice" in the IV was good stuff.  I was thoroughly KO'd.

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/14/2020 at 1:44 PM, Crowley said:

Coffee!!

 

I had set aside most of today to work on a project for work. I've gotten chunks of minutes to work on it. <_< been one of those weeks...

 

Tonight's hot valentines date night looks like its gonna be tacos from the truck 2 blocks away, and Start Trek Picard. Now, do I finish off the wine, or get some beer on the way home?

FYI, the taco truck dinner was amazing, and episodes 3 & 4 of Picard were fantastic! And we (I) finished off the wine, and I got beer, now in the fridge. 

 

Done studying for the night. Working on some stuff for the megadungeon. 

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I can definitively state that life is what happens when you are making other plans. :upside:

Wife is supposed to be at a Convention in San Jose, Ca for our Junior Branches of the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs.

Packed up the car and drove her up there yesterday, only to discover when we tried to check in to a motel that she had misplaced her debit card for the account designated to pay for our trip expenses.:wacko:  Long and short of it, after much sturm and drang  I ended up driving us right back home, close to a 900 mile round trip.

Slept all day and I still have that cotton-wool feeling in the brain.

Yes, she did find her card, in the pocket of the pants she had worn the previous day to go shopping.:down:

Next weekend we have to be in Placerville, Ca. for a reception that falls on her Birthday.:bday:  Going there after more business related to the ongoing saga of Mr. GEM Builds His Dream House.  I have to eyeball the nearest telephone pole and transformer as Nevada Energy can't seem to find these things by looking at their own records, so it's up to me to tell them where their equipment is located. :angry:  The upside is that our mini-barn is ready for use so I will be packing as many boxes of books and storage tubs full of "stuff" in the car and on the basket carrier as we can manage.  Let the moving commence!

GEM

Addendum:  Forgot to mention that we had a very nice dinner on the way up at Harris Ranch, all according to my carefully laid Valentine's Plans.  For those of you not familiar with Harris Ranch, they are a very large Family Farming and Ranching operation, been in business for over 80 years.  If you see beef in your local market labeled Harris Ranch, it's from them.

Good stuff.  They raise their own hay and grain and all of their beef is grain finished.  They reserve out the best of the best to serve at their Restaurant and Hotel/Resort located along Interstate 5 in the west side of the Central Valley in California.  Most of the veggies are also  local produce from their extensive farming operation.  Slightly pricey but superior quality.

They also have a "hobby"/sideline of breeding race horses and are fairly well known in racing circles

GEM

 

Edited by Green Eyed Monster
tentacles
  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Inarah said:

 

 

 

Is the Fortean Times still published? We used to get good adventure hooks from that.  

 

 

It was a toss up between our traditional visit to a local burger place, or gyros.  Mediterranean place was closer, and we didn't feel like eating out so I got take-out.  No cooking, no clean up, win-win. 

 

Appears to be, including a digital edition.

GEM

I see @Lord of the Dish Pit has checked them out and they have a rather high Pay Wall in place.

GEM

Edited by Green Eyed Monster
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The local river god appears to desire to flush the pesky man apes from her banks.  I would not care particularly one way or the other if she wasn't threatening to flood my parking lot in the process.  I'll know in the morning if moving my precious chariot to higher ground will be necessary.

  • Like 5
  • Sad 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Singles Awareness Day was pretty busy yesterday. More people walked in than I expected, and we surprised a few couples with a free upgrade to a jacuzzi suite. One couple asked for a romantic touch weeks ago, and we provided lighting, rose petals, wine and chocolate for them. They were very pleased about it, and we got good reviews for making it a special day for our guests.

Our first Valentine's day together, Grump took me to a forty year old hot tub place that had reopened after being closed for TWENTY YEARS.

 

The place smelled of mildew and bleach, and the sound system built into the wall had a slot for an 8 Track tape.

 

It had faux-wood paneling on the walls, and hanging light covers that had been made by melting colored beads together.

 

It's true what they say, a bad date can make for a good story. Tacky as the place was, it is a very happy memory. :lol:

 

The place is still around, I think, but completely renovated the next year.

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Erifnogard said:

The local river god appears to desire to flush the pesky man apes from her banks.  I would not care particularly one way or the other if she wasn't threatening to flood my parking lot in the process.  I'll know in the morning if moving my precious chariot to higher ground will be necessary.

Have you tried offering the river god a couple of bagels? Might help.

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Crowley said:

I mean... yeah. Of course. Why wouldn't it? 

 

And for those who'd be interested, here's the soup recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/235862/chicken-and-hominy-soup-with-lime-and-cilantro/

 

Studying is... well... it's going. Ongoing, really. On and on and on and on... *sigh*

 

Did take a break to watch the most recent @7Ninjasinatrenchcoat and Black Magic Crafts videos. I was thrilled to see a Battlefleet Gothic Orc cruiser on the workbench... and he's making me want to break my "No GW purchases!" and get some of that contrast paint. 

I haven't seen an ork cruiser in a long time... even the ones in my collection have been buried for a while.  I did like the design of the gothic ships.  

 

I do like the contrast paints.  They aren't the miracle solution GW would like it to be but they have a lot of uses. I have a number of the browns for quick fur and skelies but I really should get some of the other colors.

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

I haven't seen an ork cruiser in a long time... even the ones in my collection have been buried for a while.  I did like the design of the gothic ships.  

 

I do like the contrast paints.  They aren't the miracle solution GW would like it to be but they have a lot of uses. I have a number of the browns for quick fur and skelies but I really should get some of the other colors.

I once had a chance to buy Ork cruisers at $0.59 each. And I passed. ::(:

  • Like 2
  • Sad 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, I’m gonna rant a little here, feel free to ignore it if you want. 
 


This is all about my mom’s medical tribulations. As background, she’s disabled, received SSI disability income, and is on Medicaid. 
 

For the last eight years she’s had this issue with her eye, an osteoma (like a bone growth). It took forever just to get it diagnosed, and when she finally did, because she’s on Medicaid, she got the worst surgeon ever, some quack with all kinds of pending litigation. Three years ago Dr. Dumbelf did a surgery to remove the osteoma, but he was more focused on make my mom’s nose look better (or something) and didn’t do the job right. 
 

It came back. 
 

Last year, in February, she had her second surgery, again with The Quack. This time her was too aggressive and injured her, so her recovery time was lengthened. 
 

All last year she’s been sick, having what she calls headache bombs, barely able to function. She thought she was having strokes. In November she was finally able to be seen by her “regular” doctor (first time in two years), got an MRI, and the osteoma was back. It grew back faster than before. 
 

And she STILL has to go to that QUACK. To be seen by someone else SHE had to call around looking for doctors that take Medicaid, work in this specialty, and don’t care about the quack. A lot of the doctors she spoke didn’t want to offend the quack. (Meanwhile, the quack is pouting, and now wouldn’t do the THIRD surgery on my mom if she couldn’t  find a second opinion. Because apparently he’s less mature than my baby.) 

 

Anyway, my mom finally found a doctor that doesn’t give a crap about Dr. Dumbelf, BUT he might not take her anyway, because she has a lower chance of being a success, and this elfholes doesn’t want his success rates to fall. 
 

It’s so frustrating to watch my mom be in pain and none of the people who are supposed to be helpful, are helping her! Her idiot “regular” doctor injured her because she didn’t believe my mom has a chronic pain condition! 
 

The BS my mom has to put up with is why I don’t trust doctors and probably never will. 
 

  • Sad 19

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been a while since we've had a food picture on here....

 

I think my crock pot's going to file an official complaint this time...  Several potatoes (probably a few pounds, since it was a third of a 10lb bag), two paw sized yellow onions (the new thing this time!), about one pound of carrots, half a thing of celery, half a bunch of green onions, about 3/4 of a thing of beef stock, many generous splashes of Lea & Perrins, and then what I'm playfully calling mystery cuts of meat because the butcher I deal with was in the middle of making ground beef, didn't have any stew beef prepped, and didn't have anywhere he could prep such, so he gave me two packs of meat that were higher quality but kept the price the same.  Now if only 01:55 me had taken a decent picture of said meat, because I've no idea what cuts he offered me.  All I know is I'm looking forward to twelve hours from now...

 

 

Spoiler

IMG_20200216_015349.thumb.jpg.924fa9c40163ef70db8a0717c3dfb625.jpgIMG_20200216_020716.thumb.jpg.18d79eb2411685f2ec8b6b7f664bc6fe.jpg

 

Yeaaaah, I abuse my stay or go lid a tad too often, but it's saved me sooooo many times when there's been a decent amount of liquid in there...  I'm also rather curious as to what the onions will do for a stew.  Scary part is I also have other things I want to add in when I wake up (a five bean mix) but we shall see if there will even be room for such at that point.  And yup, I know, meat's supposed to go on the bottom, but I wanted it to be the last thing I did so I only had to clean my cutting board once >.>;;;

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Been a while since we've had a food picture on here....

 

I think my crock pot's going to file an official complaint this time...  Several potatoes (probably a few pounds, since it was a third of a 10lb bag), two paw sized yellow onions (the new thing this time!), about one pound of carrots, half a thing of celery, half a bunch of green onions, about 3/4 of a thing of beef stock, many generous splashes of Lea & Perrins, and then what I'm playfully calling mystery cuts of meat because the butcher I deal with was in the middle of making ground beef, didn't have any stew beef prepped, and didn't have anywhere he could prep such, so he gave me two packs of meat that were higher quality but kept the price the same.  Now if only 01:55 me had taken a decent picture of said meat, because I've no idea what cuts he offered me.  All I know is I'm looking forward to twelve hours from now...

 

 

  Hide contents

IMG_20200216_015349.thumb.jpg.924fa9c40163ef70db8a0717c3dfb625.jpgIMG_20200216_020716.thumb.jpg.18d79eb2411685f2ec8b6b7f664bc6fe.jpg

 

Yeaaaah, I abuse my stay or go lid a tad too often, but it's saved me sooooo many times when there's been a decent amount of liquid in there...  I'm also rather curious as to what the onions will do for a stew.  Scary part is I also have other things I want to add in when I wake up (a five bean mix) but we shall see if there will even be room for such at that point.  And yup, I know, meat's supposed to go on the bottom, but I wanted it to be the last thing I did so I only had to clean my cutting board once >.>;;;

 

You don't brown your beef first?

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, aku-chan said:

 

You don't brown your beef first?

You don't have too, I never do and it always turns out great in the crockpot anyway. Browning is a lot of extra effort for a miniscule flavor boost.  I always add bouillon, worchester sauce,  pepper, bay leaf and salt,  though. 

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Cyradis
      Congratulations, by opening this forum post, you have received a quest!
      This quest is a challenge created by the combined forces of @Sirithiliel the Queen Tiamacrab, a Wizard Most Wild @Pezler the Polychromatic, and myself – @Cyradis the Questgiver.
      The challenge is this! Paint a small dragon, letting the dice control the colors!
      The Rules:
      Post in the WIP Forums “_Your Pseudonym_ is taking the random rainbow dragon challenge!” or “_Your Pseudonym_ has accepted the d20 rainbow dragon quest!” something to that extent.

      Select a figure from one of the following: Stormwing (from Bones III), Kryphrixis (from Bones III), Deathsleet (77110), or Ebonwrath (77102).

      You must select the dragon BEFORE rolling for colors. Take a photo with the figure and a clock as proof of order of operations.  
      Roll for colors! Use a d20 and a photo, or an online dice roller with a screenshot as proof of rolling. Or have a fellow forum dweller vouch for your rolls. Use the Color Chart below to determine what the color is that you rolled. There are three rolls. Below is an online dice roller. Most keyboards have a PRT SCRN button that can take a screenshot for you. Then you can paste the photo into Paint to save. I'm sure there are better methods, but that works for me. 

      https://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm

      The first roll determines what your primary base color is. That must be the dominant color on the figure.

      The second roll determines your secondary color. It should be the second color that catches the eye, and second most prevalent color on the figure.

      The third roll determines your miscellaneous color. This should be most of the accent colors that you use, and third most prevalent color on the figure.

      You might need to order paint or go to the FLGS after rolling if you don’t have a given bottle – we’ll be patient and wait for you. If you can’t get a bottle of one of these colors, here is a spreadsheet with equivalent colors from different brands. If you really can't get them, use the closest thing you got to your rolls (let us know what they are please). 

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xl-x9eW3bLw5eqDeNUG2JUwn2EZwn34TDKfNIg5uul4/edit#gid=5
        Number
      Reaper #
      Color Name
      Color Description
      1
      9004
      Fire Red
      Bright red
      2
      9134
      Clotted Red
      Dull red
      3
      9218
      Lava Orange
      Volcanic orange
      4
      9201
      Orange Brown
      Dull orange
      5
      9009
      Lemon Yellow
      Bright yellow
      6
      9227
      Brilliant green
      Bright green
      7
      9035
      Olive Green
      Olive dull green
      8
      9017
      True Blue
      Bright blue
      9
      9231
      Heather Blue
      Dull light blue
      10
      9023
      Imperial Purple
      Deep purple
      11
      9026
      Violet Red
      A very misnamed color; somewhere between burgundy and magenta. Not violet.
      12
      9262
      Blush Pink
      Very pink
      13
      9029
      Earth Brown
      Generic brown
      14
      9122
      Terran Khaki
      Light brown
      15
      9263
      Mint Green
      Bright pastel green
      16
      9089
      Cloudy Grey
      Generic grey
      17
      9077
      Marine Teal
      Teal, blueish
      18
      9074
      Palomino Gold
      Earthy gold yellow
      19
      9037
      Pure Black
      Super black. Critical threat!
      20
      9039
      Pure White
      Super white. Critical threat!
       
      You are allowed to use whatever colors to shade and highlight that you want, as long as the rolled colors are obvious visually.* Example: you can shade a red dragon with purple, brown, or black, but it must always appear as a red dragon. A white dragon shaded with grey must appear as a white dragon, not a grey dragon.   
      You are allowed to use colors outside the ones that you rolled, but they must not take up more visual surface area than any of the others.** Example: your pink, green, and gray dragon is allowed to have bone-beige teeth.  
      The proportions of color on the figure can be however you want, as long as the 1st roll is dominant, 2nd is less, 3rd is less, and anything else smaller. Example: 70% pink, 15% green, 10% gray, and 5% anything else. Or it could be 50% pink, 25% green, 15% grey, and 10% anything else. The tidbit colors are fine wherever, as long as they are minor. 
        Paint your dragon according to the rolls plus your tidbits. Even if it is outrageous. The goal is to make the dragon look as awesome as possible without the benefit of planning color themes. You can add spots, stripes, eye-spots like moths have, or nothing. This is the base challenge. 
        Star 1* You may decide after your initial three rolls to limit your shading colors to your rolled colors mixed with pure black and white. You may still use tidbit colors. Declare this if you go for a Star 1 challenge!
        Star 2** You may decide after your initial three rolls to not use colors outside of your rolled ones and shading colors (so no tidbits like beige teeth, only 3 visual colors shaded however you want). Declare this if you go for a Star 2 challenge!
        Star 3*** You may decide to do both the Star 1 and Star 2 challenges, using absolutely nothing but your three rolled colors, plus black and white for shading. If you do this, you are allowed to use the white for areas like teeth and eyes that could be really weird otherwise (or not - up to you). Effectively, you have 5 colors to work with only, and three of them must be the majority (in decreasing order of prevalence). You gotta be nuts!
        There is no time limit on this. However, if the WIP photos stop showing up at a normal rate and there’s never a Show Off thread, the forum dwellers may gently poke fun at you for adding this to your Shelf of Shame.
        Post to the Show Off forums with a “_Your Pseudonym_ has completed the random rainbow dragon challenge!” sort of title upon completion. Brag about your awesome (or hilarious) dragon. Win all the internet-points. Receive experience and praise. Thus shall end the quest.
        Once the first Random Rainbow Dragon has been completed, we will start up a group Show Off thread to compile all of the dragons in a great flock of rainbowy goodness.   
      Current WIP List (started thanks to @Evilhalfling.) 
       
       
      Little Bluberry
      Sylverthorne
      Glitterwolf
      Cyradis
      Corporea
      Sirithiliel
      Morihalda
      Evilhalfling
      Guindyloo
      Maledrakh
      Eldamir
      pcktInt
      Talae
      nakos
      Kate
      midshipmaneasy
      Paradoxical Mouse
      Darsc Zacal
      vegascat
      Cranky Dog
      Auberon
      robinh
      Ulfheathen
      Phoenix Rising
      NebulousMissy
      Edsterdoom
      Ironhammer
      Thes Hunter
      Invisible Thumb
      arouark
      OneBoot
      Gadgetman
      Eldamir v2
      Ludo
      midshipmaneasy v2
      HornedTurtle
      Sophie was taken
      Crazyscribble
      Sanwah
      Inarah
      Mierot
      Xiwo Xerase
      WhiteWulfe & RuneLyall
    • By WhiteWulfe
      After seeing my first thread on it (I think it was @Glitterwolf's thread for such an honour) my first thought was pretty much "that looks like a LOT of fun", followed closely by "but I've never painted anything other than a few Space Marines!".  Yeah, well, challenge accepted, because I kind of fell in love with how Ebonwrath looks.
       
      Yup, I'm going into this technically with very little skill in painting, but while I'm waiting for Ebonwrath (and some gnolls and paint, gnolls are the honour guard for the paint, I swear) I'll have both of the learn to paint kits to work through, and assuming everything pans out (aka assuming I filled out my Canada Post FlexDelivery stuff correctly) I'll be picking those up after work today, and then about a week and a half (ish) later Ebonwrath will be in.  Seems like a semi-insane thing to do, dive right into painting a dragon when you originally were getting paints to steadily work on your WH40k Catachans army (and Skaven, sooooo many Skaven o_O ), but I figure why not have fun with life.  Besides, what better to put all the new skills the LTPK's are designed to help you get a baseline grasp on than a gigantic dragon of cuddles DOOOOOOOM that, in my eyes at least, can be bribed with cookies.
       
      Some say I'm insane, I say to be a good delivery driver you need just enough insanity...  Not enough to pass the entrance exams, but enough to be perfectly fine wearing shorts in -5C weather.  :P
       
      Anyways, onto the rolls!
       
       

      I wound up rolling 14, 19, and 3....  So Terran Khaki as the main, Pure Black as the secondary colour, and Lava Orange as a highlight.  Well now, that's an interesting mix in my eyes.  I'm not quite certain as to how this mix will pan out, but on the flipside I chose to dive into this headfirst, so I'm also going to give it a whirl as a full on three star challenge.  I'm actually kind of liking the sound of these colours, as I've had a number of different design possibilities come to mind already!
       

      Obviously, given the current promo and Rictus seeming like a nice and dedicated, honourable skeleton, I had to get a few other items into the cart for free shipping (plus a free skeleton!), and for someone to keep the gnolls in check while Ebonwrath is napping away in it's blister pack.  Can't let the gnolls steal the cookies after all.  Pure Black is included in one of the Learn To Paint Kits, so I didn't add it into the order from Reaper.
       
      Here's hoping I won't have to make too too much room in my gaming area to work on Ebonwrath ^_^;;;;; (since it's still another two months before I can get a dedicated miniatures area set up, but man am I looking forward to such!)
       
       
      EDIT (Jan 7th @ 15:44 MST): Totally forgot to add this in...  For additional information regarding the rainbow dragon challenge, here's the main thread for it!
      (end edit)
    • By Inarah
      Link to original challenge: 
      I don't have any of the dragons selected for the challenge. I do have the dracolisk, https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/basilisk/latest/77379
      So I'm painting that. 
       
      Die roll, 13, 18, 2.  Earth brown, palomino gold, clotted red.   Good colors.  I don't have the Earth or Clotted Red but can approximate. 
       
      Baby needs a bath first. 
       
       
    • By HornedTurtle
      So I decided to do this random dragon challenge thing.
       
      My rolls.

      Main 20 9039 Pure White
      Secondary 6 9227 Brilliant green
      Miscellaneous 10 9023 Imperial Purple
       
      And my intent is to do the 3 star challenge, I was planning this before rolling.  Interesting colors, I have the pure white but not the other two.
       
      The arrival of Deathsleet with his Halloweeny reinforcements, and the missing two paints.

       
      And here he is ready for the paint.

       
      I started with giving him a primer of brilliant green cut with 2-3 times as much pure white.
       

       
       
       
    • By InvisibleThumb
      Stuck my thumb in the box of unpainted bones and pulled out a Kyphryxis.
       

       
      must unbag bag and dry fit, trim mold lines and scrub, but first, the random colors...
       

       
      15, ah what could that mean?  I'll look later.  Let's roll another.
       

       
      seven!  Good.  Nicely spaced numbers.  Will look it up in a minute.  For the third roll...  Well darn gotta wait for the full minute so the time shown is different...  Finally!
       

       
      oof!  One!  Critical miss.  Well, it's probably a boring color at the top of the table.  Let's see what this means:
       
      15: mint green
      7: olive green
      1: fire red 
       
      huh.  Whadaya know.  Time to go see what I've got for colors... (To be continued)
  • Who's Online   14 Members, 2 Anonymous, 32 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...