Bad Karma

Bad Karma

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19 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Into the Week Open Thread · 0 replies · +5 points

Good Jambi juju coming your way.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - Take a Deep Breath Hol... · 0 replies · +13 points

Oh right, blame it on the bears. Bears in wild startle easy but they just want to be left alone while looking for a mate.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - Take a Deep Breath Hol... · 1 reply · +16 points

IMPORTANT JULY 4th NEWS!

The other Mr found a single can of Campbell's Pork and Beans. At a nearby liquor store no less...some sell imported stuff. With hot dogs it'll be like an almost picnic.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - Take a Deep Breath Hol... · 1 reply · +17 points

A sad but perfect tweet.

2 days ago @ Crasstalk - Take a Deep Breath Hol... · 0 replies · +7 points

Tomorrow is a holiday here too, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul pushed to Monday from last week. So tomorrow we might try the all American Philly Cheese steak place that all the gringos are raving about. Run by an actual Philadelphian, so there's hope.

6 days ago @ Crasstalk - Center of the Week Ope... · 0 replies · +3 points

I'm so very sorry Zanzi. Big hug.

6 days ago @ Crasstalk - Center of the Week Ope... · 0 replies · +3 points

Because it's so well written.

I'm not even a Liz Taylor fan but I love that movie so much I made it my avatar. The way she handles a cigarette and a drink at the same time shows years of diligent practice.

And the lines. So many good ones. Albee was one of America's greatest playwrights. This film version of A Delicate Balance is very badly cast, but it's so well written it's worth a watch just for the dialogue, although Hepburn is pretty good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ua2bs0weyk

6 days ago @ Crasstalk - Center of the Week Ope... · 0 replies · +3 points

Cheater! But yeah, it actually does say NYC if you read it from top to bottom, although the Y is quite literally a stretch.

6 days ago @ Crasstalk - Center of the Week Ope... · 18 replies · +8 points



NYC Pride got itself a new logo courtesy of Lippincott, one of the world's leading branding firms. Back in the 90s/2000s, the other Mr was their Sr. VP of Marketing and I worked on a few campaigns as a writer.

We're both scratching our heads over this one.

I spent hours this morning trying to figure out what the hell the symbols on the flag are supposed to represent.

Any guesses? Winner gets a free lunch in Medellin, transportation not included.

6 days ago @ Crasstalk - Center of the Week Ope... · 1 reply · +3 points

A couple things I found in my research...

The most expensive VPNs like Nord are the most expensive not because they're so great, but because they have huge advertising budgets. I'm not saying Nord is bad, but you're paying for their ads along with the VPN.

They all brag about how many servers they have around the world, but do you really need a server in Bulgaria? For the most part you're probably only going to use a US server, so that's something to keep in mind. However, you do get different content on Netflix et al depending on the country you're watching from. What's available on Colombian Netflix is somewhat different from US Netflix.

Netflix and other streamers are actively blocking VPNs these days. Netflix is aggressively blocking them. Whichever one you choose, make sure they have servers that will let you view premium content like Netflix.

If you're really really really concerned about privacy, look into avoiding a VPN connected with the 5 Eyes Alliance (also 9 Eye and 14 Eye Alliances). These are countries that have agreed to international intelligence sharing, meaning if you're doing something questionable and your VPN gets sued, they can and will hand over the personal information you thought you were keeping safe and hidden. Honestly, I think this is more for pirating than anything else, but you might want to find a VPN provider that isn't based in one of the "Eye" countries. https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/understanding-five...

Opt for a VPN that doesn't log your activity.

Check out StackSocial.com for VPNs. They always have some major discounts, particularly on the smaller, lesser known VPNs. I bought a lifetime subscription to Fastest VPN (it's not the fastest) for about $20, so it's no big deal if I didn't like it. https://stacksocial.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp...