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by crfriend
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Update on my Wife
Replies: 82
Views: 4245

Re: Update on my Wife

Al, I am deeply saddened by this news, but at least she is no longer suffering and is at peace. My heart goes out to you.
by crfriend
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zanfona - Medieval Music
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Zanfona - Medieval Music

Fred in Skirts wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:56 pm
I have always been partial to the Harpsichord.
Count me in the harpsichord camp as well -- much nicer sounding than the piano. The piano can be more expressive with sheer volume, but the brightness that the harpsichord's action brings to the experience eclipses that.
by crfriend
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zanfona - Medieval Music
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Zanfona - Medieval Music

I love the sound of the hurdy-gurdy, and it's always been a top-ten favourite. Other favourites are pipe-organ, oboe, Irish pipes, and hammered dulcimer. I am definitely a musical omnivore, and about the only thing I don't like is bad jazz and rap.
by crfriend
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Boys skirting the issue
Replies: 43
Views: 955

Re: Boys skirting the issue

To be fair to Mrs K, she was using "obtuse" in the British sense as a metaphor: https://www.lexico.com/definition/obtuse It's also a "polite" way to call someone dense. Stu is actually dead on in his assertion. The new rules are very clearly unequal because they force a "reason" for a male to wear ...
by crfriend
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Changes at the Cafe
Topic: A New Moderator
Replies: 19
Views: 1085

Re: A New Moderator

Ian! How nice to read you again! How've you been?

Anthony is standing very well, and given that both Al and I am under intense stressors at the moment, Anthony has been in the middle of things quite a bit. It's worked out well.

We miss your horn, of course, but it is what it is and life goes on.
by crfriend
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Boys skirting the issue
Replies: 43
Views: 955

Re: Boys skirting the issue

I am a gender-normative heterosexual male. I have a slightly odd sartorial sense by conventional standards. Why should I have to self-identify as something I most certainly am not in order to be accepted? It makes no rational sense.

This is not being obtuse in the slightest.
by crfriend
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday to Me.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Happy Birthday to Me.

JennC03 wrote:
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:32 am
I live life to the fullest and enjoy each day I'm alive and healthy.
As it should be! Blessings be upon you.

Would somebody give the dog a scratch behind the ears for me? And pets for the kitties.
by crfriend
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday to Me.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Happy Birthday to Me.

Yes, I took the time to PM Jenn wishing her a happy birthday. Happily, I'll add, in the modern world. I know that most women don't like being reminded of the fact that ageing is an inevitable fact of living, but figured I'd give it a go anyway. Bless you, Jenn, for putting up with us lot here as wel...
by crfriend
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Of Bullsh!t and what comes of it
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Of Bullsh!t and what comes of if

Alright, since nobody is paying attention here I'll spell it out clearly. Conspiracy theory, misinformation, and disinformation on the current public health matter will no longer be tolerated. Full stop. Idle speculation on assorted conspiracy theories like the faked moon landings, the Illuminati, t...
by crfriend
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Of Bullsh!t and what comes of it
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Of Bullsh!t and what comes of if

Wilful ignorance cannot be used (usefully) for guidance, either.
by crfriend
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Of Bullsh!t and what comes of it
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Of Bullsh!t and what comes of it

I got a hoot out of a quote that a buddy of mine pointed me to today that reminded me of precisely what we're up against as a society: The amount of energy needed to refute bullsh!t is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it. Also known as "The Bullsh!t Asymmetry Principle". This, perhaps, e...
by crfriend
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Online live meeting anyone?
Replies: 40
Views: 617

Re: Online live meeting anyone?

I suspect it's obsolete by now, but IRC (Internet Relay Chat) comes to mind...
by crfriend
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you afraid of
Replies: 68
Views: 792

Re: What are you afraid of

Now - May we turn this thread AWAY FROM Covid-19 :?: :?: :?: :?: Indeed. Any more conspiracy theory or FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) will be dealt with using "power tools", up to and potentially including, account-deactivations. Enough is enough. And to think that this could have been an interes...
by crfriend
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 267
Views: 6203

Re: Covid 19

What's going to wind up happening is as people continue to refuse to vaccinate and take measures to eliminate the virus, mutations will persist to the point the vaccines currently developed will be useless, and we'll be right back to square one. I'm hoping that Uncle Chuck will have things sorted o...
by crfriend
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Covid 19
Replies: 267
Views: 6203

Re: Covid 19

Enough ! Don't bother conflating the general physical health of the population with the novel coronavirus -- that's just FUD, pure and simple. Of course a fit population will be more resilient in the face of biological threat, but we cannot change that in the term required to deal with the epidemic...