[Rant] Minor Rant III: For a Few Hollers More

For what it's worth, I don't mind ads on HF if it'd help take some of the pressure off.
 
For what it's worth, I don't mind ads on HF if it'd help take some of the pressure off.
It’s not that.
What with the small audience, it’s unlikely to generate even a tenth of what he says he needs, even if we all always clicked on everything.

—Patrick
 

Dave

Staff member
Guys I’ll be fine. There’s actually a part time job I’m looking at where the hours will fit and it gives me something I need for my resume. Probably hamstring my streaming, but that wouldn’t be a huge loss to the world as a whole.
 
We want you to be better than fine. And, I think, we worry about you over extending yourself.
 

Dave

Staff member
Not yet. It was supposed to snow today but so far no go, no snow.
 
Thank God for socialized medicine. My unemployed ass is going under the knife again to get the oolllle gallbladder yoinked out. Or chances are it is going to happen. Gotta get my ultrasound results first.
 
I know I’d pay a little for something like a Halforums patreon. I know you don’t want to ask for money, but if it helps us get fancy things, why not?
 

Dave

Staff member
I know I’d pay a little for something like a Halforums patreon. I know you don’t want to ask for money, but if it helps us get fancy things, why not?
That's an interesting idea but I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable doing it. The things that are dragging me down have nothing to do with this place so making you pay for the idiocy of others is just wrong.
 
That's an interesting idea but I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable doing it. The things that are dragging me down have nothing to do with this place so making you pay for the idiocy of others is just wrong.
You wouldn’t be making people pay for anything. If you haven’t caught on yet, a lot of people appreciate what you do, and want to help make sure you don’t have to shoulder the entire weight of this place. Whether you can afford it or not, I think people just want to help, even if it’s a little bit at a time.
 
Two territories in my game of RISK didn't connect like I thought they did and it screwed up my fortification turn so now I have a hole in my defense that my dumbass friend is going to kamikize run though just to spite me.
 
Two territories in my game of RISK didn't connect like I thought they did and it screwed up my fortification turn so now I have a hole in my defense that my dumbass friend is going to kamikize run though just to spite me.
Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
 
We hired a new guy around three months ago. Usually the probationary period for new employees is six months, but this guy was doing a great job so we ended his probationary period early and made him an official full employee. Immediately after doing so, he starts exhibiting major screwups in a series of cases, which has gotten several clients mad at us.

I don't know if he's started to slack off after making it through probation, or if this is just a run of bad luck, but nonetheless... c'mon, man.
 
We hired a new guy around three months ago. Usually the probationary period for new employees is six months, but this guy was doing a great job so we ended his probationary period early and made him an official full employee. Immediately after doing so, he starts exhibiting major screwups in a series of cases, which has gotten several clients mad at us.

I don't know if he's started to slack off after making it through probation, or if this is just a run of bad luck, but nonetheless... c'mon, man.
Is he hot? If so, don't worry, he won't last long.
 

Dave

Staff member
So sorry, man. I think it's going to hit a lot of people very, very hard.

Like Depression era hard.
 
Let me preface this by saying I am not in any danger of self harm or of hurting myself. I realized partway through writing this out that it sounded that way.

You ever feel like nothing has turned out how you'd liked? (Read that sentence like Jonathan Frakes doing a Face or Fiction intro segment) A year ago, I was just finished meat cutting school. I had left my old profession in the dust for many personal and professional reasons (I'm sure you've all noticed my far more anti-police bent as of the last while, ps abolish ICE) and everything was looking good. The industry was thriving locally, lots of jobs, new stores opening in need of pro-meat-smiths. A year later, I have no job, no prospects anymore, on the verge of bankruptcy, no real social life anymore (especially after quitting drinking), no relationship. Etc, etc.

I'm glad I only own antique WW2 eta long guns or I'd be afraid of doing what so many have done in this situation since you never know how you're going to react at rock bottom and having an easy way out makes you much more statistically capable of doing so.
 
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AND MOST importantly, Diet Mountain Dew seems to have been discontinued in Canada so I can't even fucking enjoy my favourite soda during these times of fucking roughshod awfulness.
 
AND MOST importantly, Diet Mountain Dew seems to have been discontinued in Canada so I can't even fucking enjoy my favourite soda during these times of fucking roughshod awfulness.
They are replacing it with a new version that is suppose to taste more like regular. Haven't seen it in the wild but heard about it.
 
God damn it. It's always sold out so I know people are buying it. I don't want it to taste like syrup like normal Mountain Dew, it's perfect.
 
Must be Mountain Dew Zero Sugar that y'all are talking about. We've got it down here in the US.
 
I have been drinking plain old Diet Mountain Dew for years as a way to stem drinking and other vices. It's my vice. I can't stand coffee and I loathe the taste of every other diet soda. It's my way of ingesting some caffeine now and then. It's gone now. I am grumpy about it. Especially if they New Coke me with something NEW and BETTER.

My Diet Mtn DEW Diete looks like this:

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Seems like I'm making a big deal of this, but you know, it's those last straws that break the camel's back.
 
I have been drinking plain old Diet Mountain Dew for years as a way to stem drinking and other vices. It's my vice. I can't stand coffee and I loathe the taste of every other diet soda. It's my way of ingesting some caffeine now and then. It's gone now. I am grumpy about it. Especially if they New Coke me with something NEW and BETTER.

My Diet Mtn DEW Diete looks like this:

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Seems like I'm making a big deal of this, but you know, it's those last straws that break the camel's back.
My kids constantly clean my fridge out of this stuff. It's only their disdain for Diet Pepsi that keeps me in soda pop. It is seriously good though, and I'm sorry it's missing.
 
This is what I've been drinking as of late:

What's weird is that the pull-tab on the top is black, and the can has a matte-like finish on it.
 
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