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Randomness XVII: The Madness of the Quorum

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4 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Today's high is predicted to be 37C+,  We will be having temps in this range all week, with Saturday predicted to peak out near 40C,  Fortunately, we are on the High Desert not the low like Palm Springs is.  They are getting 45C temps every day, and being the low desert it only cools off to about our daytime high at night, plus it's very humid in the Palm Springs area.

We are nice and dry,

GEM

 

Yeah, but you're down in desert-town, and I'm here in... mid-northern Alberta, where it's supposed to be DECENT in the summer, not stupidly hot!

 

3 hours ago, Rob Dean said:

On dying coffee makers, I’ve used a pretty low tech system for many years. You just need an external source of boiling water:

 

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That... doesn't quite look right for a Hario V60 II...  Can't be, there's no swirl to the ridges...

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Okay, brain is starting to go all mushy. I think I'm gonna try to write up a session report. I've managed to fall 3 months behind... Silver lining to cancelling my Thursday night game is that I'll fall less far behind...

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3 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

On several occasions, there have been odd "coincidences" throughout the forum, brain weasel attacks in paticular seem to come in waves. So the hideous assassination of coffee makers striking forumites in a short amount of time isn't that surprising, other than stroopwaffels, coffee is our primary source of nutrients. So something out there wishes us to starve...and is not afraid of the Wrath of Agamenthar Our Coffee God....

Normally entities of such malignancy and lack of self preservation would be a relatively short list, but this is 2020, and thus the waters are somewhat muddied...

 

Unicorns- a possibility, but doubtful, they usually try to draw out the "hearts and minds" campaign a bit further. Their lawyer hangs out here, and has probably advised them that such a move would only alienate what support they have on the forum, and an attack on coffee would result in those of us who know the Truth of the unicorns receiving pretty much instant and furious support.

Disclaimer: Their lawyer may try to pin this on me as a "false flag" attack, to try and cloud collective thought on this. As Inquisitor of Agamenthar, I am unable to bring harm to a coffee maker, physically or otherwise. This is not something widely known, as if it were Heretics may begin using coffee makers as shields to hide behind, and I divulge this information only because of the legitimate need with Agamenthar's knowledge and permission.

 

Mermaids- I'm doubtful it was them. I'm assuming that of all of the recent coffee maker murders have taken place in kitchens that are further than 15-20 ft of a large body of water. They don't like traveling on land and the furthered known mermaid attack from 1930 was 16 feet from a major river, and was basically a suicide assault on the mermaid's part as she did not survive long enough to return to the water. 

Also a side effect of the virus has been a decrease in recreational boating, so the mermaids are far less agitated than they usually would be at this time of the year.

 

Global Rodent Conspiracy- I have inquired among the mice, and they have no knowledge of any attacks on coffee makers. Elder Mouse is well aware of Our Coffee God Agamenthar and does not wish to provoke Him. Besides, they're busy attempting to take over the IRS. As to squirrels, even in decades past the great Squirrel Kings Gunther, and Fafelgogen, were only able to unite the squirrels of a single county. Since their fall, and then the tragedy of Gunnar, Last of the Squirrel Kings, no single group of squirrels larger than a single tribe has been able to agree on anything, let alone run a world conspiracy. The days when the rivers were buried in the bright crimson sails of squirrels embarking on the Clusters Crusade have vanished now into memory and the world is a lesser place for it...

 

Mothman and the Channel 7 News Team- They have been strangely quiet this year, probably due to recent events of unrest in Chicago. One of the elder weathermen has passed on recently, whether he was sacrificed by them or struck down by other eldritch things inhabiting the city, I do not yet know.

 

The Foodie Cultists That Screw With My Rain Summonings- A strong possibility, because if the fad of blaming coffee for ill health has returned, they would jump on that bandwagon at earliest opportunity, and since they know who I am now, would likely strike at the forum since they are not quite strong enough to bypass the Blessings of the Great Pumpkin, and the Wrath of Agamenthar to get at me directly. However I have reason to suspect that they have been taken down a notch recently by their consuming of bags of salad mix that were infected with some kind of parasite, which is probably why I've been able to get rain again until they recover.

 

Hagravens- They are new to this world, and thus lack the proper fear for Agamentha's Wrath, and are not the brightest of bulbs under the best of circumstances anyway, so such an act of monumental stupidity would fit. However they are currently too involved with trying to steal my bird food to try and launch a wider attack into a world they don't know much about. Unless of coarse they have been adopted into the Foodie Cult and are right now pretending to worship kale so they can subvert and take charge of the Cult from within...

 

Corrupted Santa- My lead suspect thus far. The vile fiend has in the past desecrated holy grounds of both the Great Pumpkin and Agamenthar Our Coffee God, and in his utter madness seeks the corruption and destruction of all order and beauty, so a forum dedicated to painted miniatures,whether breathing life into them so they may frolic while we sleep, or simply to have pleasingly colored figures to decorate our home or defend us in the afterlife, this would make us a prime target of his maliciousness, for we are the embodiment of all he has come to hate. 

 

I shall continue my inquiries, the Fat Little Birds have been offered the reward of their body weight in suet to the one who brings me solid evidence of what is behind these grievous murders...the culprit WILL be found.....

 

 

edit: The Dread Cheese Lords of Wisconsin are still locked in mortal combat with the state of California over water rights, so it probably wasn't them either.

 

*sits on a padded highback chair, sips tea* That's a very interesting theory. :devil:

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2 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

No doubt embroiled with the forces of the Demi-God William Mulholand and his band of Water Jacks, which would explain why the Owns Valley is greening back to its original verdant lushness.

GEM

The "fun" will really begin once California begins stealing water from the Great Lakes, thus causing a Mermaid/Cheeselord Alliance against them. The mermaids of the Great Lakes do have occasional contact with their Pacific sisters, and there is at least one somewhat intact temple, a remnant of the Empire of Mu not far off the coast....

 

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1 hour ago, sumbloke said:

We have a few Australians here...

You guys in XXXX [Four EX] are probably also targets for this scheme.

GEM

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6 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:
2 hours ago, sumbloke said:

We have a few Australians here...

You guys in XXXX [Four EX] are probably also targets for this scheme.

GEM

Maybe, but our quarantine laws are so strict we wouldn't know about it - the seeds wouldn't make it to anyone.

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The plot thickens....

In a little under ten hours my computer is going to be out of power, the cord has been assassinated and no longer is functioning. So it may be awhile before I can check in again with you folks, as my scouring of the house has thus far yielded nothing that can serve as a replacement cord yet....

Something wants me out of the way, I brushed a nerve somewhere in my essay on the current threats to coffee makers, and for this to happen so soon afterwards causes me to heavily doubt the "coincidental" nature of this occurence.....

 

edit: And a Pox upon whoever it was that insisted that all laptops must have non interchangable power cables.

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40 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

 

Yeah, but you're down in desert-town, and I'm here in... mid-northern Alberta, where it's supposed to be DECENT in the summer, not stupidly hot!

 

That... doesn't quite look right for a Hario V60 II...  Can't be, there's no swirl to the ridges...

Lets define our terms.

I'm going to use the Fahrenheit scale because that's how the locals report things.

Stupid Hot:  Death Valley daytime temps as measured in the standard weather reporting station can easily reach 120+. Temperatures higher than 130 have been reported.

Very Hot: Palm Springs/ Coachella Valley [which is part of the California Salad Bowl]  nominal daytime temps of 112+ with high humidity so swamp coolers don't work.  In the low desert so that it cools off at night all the way down to the daily high for the high desert.

Hot:  High Desert, where we live with average high summer daytime highs of 100+ with at least one  temperature cycle that gets into the 110+ range.  Dry Heat so swamp coolers work as does refrigerated air.  Cools off to the mid 60s at night.  If you have arthritis the dry heat of the daytime is very soothing in short sessions on aching joints.

Enjoyable shirt sleeve weather:  Mountain Resorts, such as Big Bear which is one hours drive for us.  Daytime temps in the low to mid 80s with the nights getting down into the 50s.  Near the lake it can be as much as 5 degrees cooler, with moderate breezes. A note on Big Bear Lake:  the water temperatures are so stable that there is a Solar Observatory on the north side of the lake, at an elevation of circa 6500 ft.

On the other side of "the hill" [San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains] temps are more moderate, in the high 70 to high 80 degree range, but at the cost of congestion and smog due to the natural inversion layer that covers SoCal.

Out at the coast, it's "sweater weather" most of the time, especially for those of us used to warm summers.  Morning fog and low clouds keep the temperatures in the 60s to 70s most of the time.  Only time it gets any hotter is when the winds reverse and we get a "Santa Ana Wind".

1 hour ago, sumbloke said:

Maybe, but our quarantine laws are so strict we wouldn't know about it - the seeds wouldn't make it to anyone.

They are coming in under fraudulent customs documents.

Unless the package is actually opened for physical inspection they are getting through.

GEM

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1 hour ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

The "fun" will really begin once California begins stealing water from the Great Lakes, thus causing a Mermaid/Cheeselord Alliance against them. The mermaids of the Great Lakes do have occasional contact with their Pacific sisters, and there is at least one somewhat intact temple, a remnant of the Empire of Mu not far off the coast....

 

I think Mulholand's scheme is cover for a Space Alien water theft.  Part of Mulholand's system of aqueducts and pipelines runs through bore holes punched through mountain ranges.  This is the perfect cover for an alien warp hole siphoning off roughly half of what is being taken through legal theft from the Owens Valley and surrounding Eastern Sierra Range.

Before the Great Lakes come under attack, the Oglala Aquifer which underlies much of the Corn Belt will be tapped for as much as they can siphon off.  I expect them to use the same hidden-in-a-mountain borehole/warp station scheme to tap that water source as they have so successfully done for many decades through the ruse of the Metropolitan Water District.

GEM

37 minutes ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

The plot thickens....

In a little under ten hours my computer is going to be out of power, the cord has been assassinated and no longer is functioning. So it may be awhile before I can check in again with you folks, as my scouring of the house has thus far yielded nothing that can serve as a replacement cord yet....

Something wants me out of the way, I brushed a nerve somewhere in my essay on the current threats to coffee makers, and for this to happen so soon afterwards causes me to heavily doubt the "coincidental" nature of this occurence.....

 

edit: And a Pox upon whoever it was that insisted that all laptops must have non interchangable power cables.

^^^ This ^^^

There is a work around if you have a USB Port and the ability to kludge together a power supply/wall wart so that you have a USB Plug on the end of the cable that plugs into the computer.  You won't have full power but enough to keep the device going for intermittent use.  Any 5 volt DC power supply will work.

GEM

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@redambrosia Bananas are so good, Sephy has great taste. :) 

 

I would not mind some iced coffee about now, have some bottles of coffee in the fridge so that's a post breakfast treat. Today is going to be devoted to finishing the 2000 words I have to write about Towton, and then maybe some fun with models.

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22 hours ago, redambrosia said:

 

I certainly HOPE toy story isn’t real, otherwise I owe my princess dolls an apology :wacko:

Worse, it's Small Soldiers....

 

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The Auld Grump

2 hours ago, Inarah said:

 

You're right, it starts out tasting bad...

 

 

I'll agree that little is better than fresh brewed coffee, but cold coffee with plenty of milk and ice is pretty darn good, too. 

 

 

You mean tomorrow is not Thursday? 

 

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The most productive day of the week!

 

The Auld Grump

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On 7/25/2020 at 6:28 PM, Brother Jim said:

I got tested a couple of weeks ago and it was not a giant q-tip way up in my sinus cavity.

It was a normal-ish sized q-tip only pushed slightly uncomfortably far up my nose.

 

I have to go to the VA on Mon for fasting blood work, I think I'll ask about getting one there.

I'm not confident about the test I had before.

They were supposed to contact us with our results and nobody got nothing sent to them.

And I completely forgot to even ask about the test to see if I have The Trumps...I mean Covid.  :devil:

I blame that on the approximately 2 hours of sleep I got on Sunday night.

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1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

They are coming in under fraudulent customs documents.

Unless the package is actually opened for physical inspection they are getting through.

GEM

Or x-rayed. Or checked over by sniffer dogs. I don't think you understand how (rightfully) paranoid our quarantine people are.

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