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Forum: Home Base 03-26-2001, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,261
Posted By Cerebus
The price of cable is eternal vigilance.

Saw a story on's site a week ago that said the price of cable has escalated (I think it was 3x, but I'm not certain) far beyond the cost of inflation over the past couple of years.

Forum: Home Base 03-19-2001, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,423
Posted By Cerebus
Big secret: Temple's not ugly.

Wadley and Greer are purty, and they have just shot lights out in the first half of both games. Giving an 11 seed a big lead, especially when that 11 seed has been there every year and has good...
Forum: Home Base 03-18-2001, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,423
Posted By Cerebus
Having seen all of one St. Joe's game this year...

Having seen all of one St. Joe's game this year -- yup, the one earlier tonight -- my deep appreciation to them for providing some wonderful entertainment against a locked and loaded Stanford club. 9...
Forum: Politics 03-18-2001, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,061
Posted By Cerebus
Your safest statement on religion is, of course, none.

Kind of like noting that the place where you live is in no way Holy Land. Because, let's face it, nothing devalues property quite like the presence of an active Deity. Between the plagues, wars,...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 03-18-2001, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,436
Posted By Cerebus
A few more.

X-Men: Turgid Franchise Released In Captivity
Miss Congeniality: Sandra's Less Cute Every Day
What Women Want: Helen Hunt Prevents Awful Movie
Charlie's Angels: Breasts, Hair, Asses, Rinse, Repeat...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 03-18-2001, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,258
Posted By Cerebus
Good concept, faulty execution.

Why isn't there more heartbreak as cherished heirlooms turn out to be nothing more than common-grade crap? Where is the violent disappointment of dreams ruined? When (oh when) is the show going to...
Forum: Philadelphia 03-18-2001, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,790
Posted By Cerebus
Pat's. One, wiz, wit.

Yes, I know, it's cold, people are rude, you had one that wasn't good, the roll was stale, it's always so crowded, the counter looks unsanitary and it's just overrated. Now shut up before some extra...
Forum: Philadelphia 03-17-2001, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,461
Posted By Cerebus
Unions not needed?

I'm reminded of the old "the Devil's biggest trick is to make people believe He doesn't exist" line. Given that we now live in a society where responsibility to shareholders supercedes responsibility...
Forum: Philadelphia 03-16-2001, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,259
Posted By Cerebus
Somedays, I have to wonder about the reliability...

Somedays, I have to wonder about the reliability of news that I get from this here Internet thing.

Ya see, it says here that Mayor John Street, upon discovering that Philadelphia is the fattest...
Forum: Philadelphia 03-16-2001, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,550
Posted By Cerebus
Parking perspective

Just to make you all feel better about not living in the most expensive part of the country...

Take a drive into Fisherman's Wharf for the classic Frisco tourist thing. (FYI, the only people who...
Forum: Philadelphia 03-16-2001, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,461
Posted By Cerebus
Screw the union?

As much as I miss SEPTA (i.e., about as much as I miss slush and ice), union-bashing isn't the answer... because management creates the union, through bad hires, worse practices and unreasonable...
Forum: Cellar Meta 03-12-2001, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,548
Posted By Cerebus
Step into my office.

First things first: we gotta get some VC. Our pitch is that we're never going to make money, but that's OK, because we're going to lose it very, very slowly. So the Cellar will help the rest of their...
Forum: Current Events 03-12-2001, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,713
Posted By Cerebus
The morality of home schooling

Tangent, but hopefully a helpful one:

Is it

a) better to raise your child, if possible, in a home-schooling environment which seem to produce superior results (as well as the obvious benefit...
Forum: The Internet 03-12-2001, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,438
Posted By Cerebus
Gettin' paid

The problem goes beyond micropayments and into something a little more granular, as we marketers would say: unless you get a big tangible object as a keepsake, the purchase is not satisfying. If...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 02-02-2001, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,173
Posted By Cerebus
In my past life as a musician, I worked in a...

In my past life as a musician, I worked in a half-dozen studios; everything from home rooms to $100+ an hour places that the big boys used. As the career progressed, we used cheaper and cheaper rooms...
Forum: Philadelphia 01-30-2001, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,567
Posted By Cerebus

Having done time in a land with a lot of them (So. OR and NoCal), as well as one where neighbors stay forever (Fishtown in Philly)... well, give me the transients. Please.

The problem with DC is...
Forum: Politics 01-27-2001, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,091
Posted By Cerebus
Sure, I'm overreacting.

Look, I've never been more disgusted with a vote than when I pulled the lever for Gore this last November. Voting for an ignominous centrist with a wife who was the voice of American censorship: mmm,...
Forum: The Internet 01-25-2001, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,082
Posted By Cerebus
More -- Finest news source in the land -- Ah, my fading past
Forum: Philadelphia 01-25-2001, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,567
Posted By Cerebus
DC, land of quarantine.

All my exes live in the District, and it's a fine place for them. Reasonable enough restaurants and tourist traps, but the weather reeks, the city's a mess, and the expense is near NYC. No thanks.
Forum: Politics 01-25-2001, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 21,091
Posted By Cerebus
Some good to be had from changing parties?

Let's count the ways that the switch helps.

1) Pollution levels rise, cutting down on dangerous overpopulation.

2) Murder rate in Texas drops as serial killer is moved to Washington, DC.

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