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  1. So I am on my way home from my son's Basic Training graduation and I stop at a McDoofers in a small Arkansas town. Not my idea, but my co-pilot craves Chicken SickNuggets. This was NOT a good McDoofers and the whole experience was a hysterical catastrophe, from the profanity used by the order-taker to the frozen chicken SickNugget on the tray she got - but she had to hustle me out of the place when my "hysterical laughter" was triggered by the cashier... She made two separate "yowels" for help that were innocent separately, but back to back they (and everything up to that point) had me short of breath due to laughter. Yowel #1: (Comment on some hot grease that was smelling up the place) "Damn! It stinks in here " Yowel #2: (about 3 seconds later) (Evidently it was shift change and she wanted to leave and needed her cash drawers swapped) "Somebody get up here and change my drawers" I'm from the Southern USA, "drawers" usually mean undies.... 30 miles later, I have recovered from my hysterical laughter .....
  2. Ok, I'll reveal a little of my inner perversity :-) Poseballs or scripted furniture are an afterthought to me; it's what's going on in the text that's interesting. Not EVERYONE can emote well, especially not the private stuff. Its not really about what I see, but how I feel about it :-)
  3. Probably the content providers and sex-workers who are dependent on this for an inworld income would not like having the prospective customer-base limited. Linden Lab might insist on it as an (ineffective) means if keeping the underage out of those areas. Speaking as one who worked in that SL industry for a bit, I really don't care. -except- that many of the Non-Premium clients who still have $ to spend are Alts of well-heeled Residents who can afford to pay for recreation but don't want to be seen doing it. While that might be ethically reprehensible if they are cheating on someone else who does not know what they are doing, it's an economic cash-funnel.
  4. I was an "early adopter" when it came to smartphones, My employer bought us all a Palm Treo, which replaced my Palm-III PDA and a cool-looking but fairly useless Nokia slider-phone. Personally, I think AI is something we should not just -do- because we can. The human race needs to carry its own water as much as is practical.
  5. The possibility exists that you have evolved beyond the need for props like shoes on order to cause fits of envy in all around you. I spend too much on shoes... please tell me how you got there!
  6. Insanity runs in my family, at least he chose a branch that makes a semi-normal life possible :-) My son is probably smarter than I was at his age :-)
  7. I am sitting in an airport in Texas waiting for the rest of my party to arrive so I can go to the hotel and let them (the hotel) pamper me. (I want "the rest of my party" to stay far away; they had their chance) Hedonism, thy name is Amanda. Tomorrow I see my son for the first time in a couple of months as he prepares to graduate from Basic Training :-)
  8. /me cries big sad tears. "I am trapped in RL while traveling to visit my son! No new shoes for Amanda!" /me attempts to crawl into SL via iPhone and gets looked at very curiously by airport security.
  9. If you have the technical skills to create items to sell and the fashion sense to make ones people want to buy, that makes you able to -compete - but is no guarantee that you will succeed. It's like RL that way.
  10. Have you checked out Cubey Terra and his people's? Cubey has been doing SL aircraft and skydiving for a long time, and if he's still around could probably point you in the right direction.
  11. I see this still going round and round and people still demanding that SL be absolutely forced to mirror RL. That means in SL I am supposed to have the disability that constrains me in RL? There is this social app called Tind-something that allows people to Meat-Market their RL selves. Perhaps that would be a better venue for the Digital Realists than SL? Voluntarily of course as I am not "keen" on forcing anyone to participate in anything against their will. :-)
  12. The dog has better Squat form......
  13. I spent too much of my life on Serious, the Muppets suit me now :-)
  14. One this date, June 25th 1876... Union troops from Pennsylvania begin digging a tunnel toward the Rebels at Petersburg, Virginia, in order to blow a hole in the Confederate lines and break the stalemate. Not all the troops were excited about the plan.......
  15. In all seriousness, its GOOD to be looking for friends :-) What kind of common interests are you looking for?
  16. I keep picturing picturing a Vertically-Challenged "Goodfellas"
  17. I was gonna say that MC Hammer is looking for work - but nevermind.......
  18. I usually log in at about 6pm SL. I check in with my Partner, collect my hug and USUALLY we end up at the club we work at, with the exception of Date Night. Both of us DJ/Host there and our social circle kind of orbits the place. Saturdays we visit Drama Libre and go looking around the grid or visit with friends. I work 3rd Shift in RL (fewer people to deal with and I only have Myself telling me what to do) so when I get home in the mornings I very often log on to build or shop or visit with friends from the Eurozone. Now that my children are grown and gone, SL and trips to the Gym (my physical rehab following a stroke *accidentally* turned into a healthy lifestyle...I treadmill a LOT) make up a lot of my social interaction outside of work - and I like it that way :-) I hang out a lot at my SL job (the Factory), Drama Libre, Velvet Thorn (where I also sometimes work), the Blarney Stone, the Blue Note (before it semi-retired) and Club Retro ('cause that's MY generation - I still have legwarmers in my storage space). I also do a lot of Photography in Hazardous, Everwinter, Baja Norte, Failure to Thrive and the lovely Santa Maria dell'isola Italy Oh..I also still roleplay a little bit in places like Asphyxiation Point
  19. I was going to say - Omega seems to be the best common standard for Mesh Body Appliers :-)
  20. Well, two things in response to this; The Oath of Enlistment mentions; "to protect and defend the constitution of the United States". That document (like any other idealized framework) represents an Ideal standard of behavior wherein Rule of Law is respected, their individual freedoms are respected and they have defenders who will protect those ideals "to the death". But like Most Idealized frameworks; the Ideals themselves are noble - it's people who muck them up. I have no issue swearing loyalty to the ideals in that particular document . It's a case of Perfect Intentions sometimes being mishandled by Imperfect People. My second point goes back to my original post; My responsibiiity was to be accountable for what happened on my Watch. I can't take global responsibility for national policy or the actions of people outside my scope of awareness - but I -can- (and did) take responsibility for things that do happen within my awareness. So, I did and somehow managed to keep getting promoted. i -have- seen what happens when that goes astray; about half my time in service was spent outside the US before 911 and my specific job was "investigating mass graves from other people's civil wars". I'm very familiar with what humans can do to each other when they choose not to subscribe to any ideals higher than the Law of Fang and Claw. That's when Rape Rooms and Mass Graves become possible. From the Balkans to Africa; those things happened during the period I was assigned to "go find out who", and being sent out on that little road-show is one of the big reasons I choose to spend my time in Second Life. You never quite see people the same way after that. When I crack wise about needing the Brain Bleach for myself; I am NOT kidding. You can't unsee the aftermath of that; all you can do is try to gather the evidence needed to hopefully find whomever did this and bring them to the Book. I would probably sleep better if Inhad followed my parents plan for my life, but at 18 I was sure that I knew it all...... I think I'll go back on my self-imposed vacation from Heavy/Serious stuff again now :-) SL is my vacation from Myself, and Myself has too many issues that don't need waking up :-)
  21. Y'know, when I was 18 I decided to really annoy my parents. I completely skipped out on their "program" for my life (college/family/slow insanity) and enlisted in the US Military. Embedded EVERYWHERE in my training was the direction that I was not compelled to follow any Unlawful Order. Unlawful Orders being defined as "heinous crimes against humanity, attacking helpless civilians....." the kind of stuff you'd never want your military to do unless you WANT an evil military. I was very clear that if I ever decided to follow an order to do something evil; it as on ME and "I was just following orders" was no defense. That's not Hollywood; that was real-life. The military also gave me a high expectation for my personal conduct and that of those who reported to me. It STRONGLY embedded the concept that my DUTY was to question authority under certain circumstances. Does that always work; No. That's because there will always be some asshat or weak-willed person who decides to use the chaos of conflict to do something evil, and then try to rationalize it by claiming they were "just following orders". But that's not how I was trained.
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