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  1. His kids will probably charge $100 a piss and make a killing
  2. “This miracle cure is based on six subjects, which does not give me a great deal of confidence,” said Hank Greely, a bioethicist at Stanford University, said of hydroxychloroquine. “This study is promising, provocative and worth following-up on, but it is nothing more than that.” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-21/trump-pushes-malaria-drug-for-covid-19-but-evidence-is-lacking
  3. HornPhD

    Need photoshop help

    Yeah. I’m pretty sure that’s the winner.
  4. HornPhD

    Need photoshop help

    It was the picture I was given by the guy
  5. HornPhD

    Need photoshop help

    Guy on the left
  6. HornPhD

    Need photoshop help

    If I get multiple entries, I’ll do a pool to determine a winner and send the person $50 via PayPal or Venmo.
  7. HornPhD

    Need photoshop help

    The guy in the picture is part of a weekly 35+ pick-up basketball game I’ve been playing in for the last 10 years. I’m the old guy of the group and have zero photoshop skills. Any help inserting his pic into funny/embarrassing situations is much appreciated. Figure you assholes have some time on your hands these days.
  8. I’m in Oakland. Glad I had some edibles delivered last night and liquor is sold in grocery stores. I have 1.75l bottle of Jameson, a handle and a half of Tito’s, 2 cases of beer, and a closet full of wine. I better hit up the store tomorrow to make sure I have enough booze. Probably pick up a brisket, as well.
  9. I have a family trip (wife, 2 kids, and my parents) to Paris, Normandy, and London scheduled for end of May/early June. Flights and rooms were booked months ago. My parents are 77 and 83 and have never been to another continent. They have been super-excited for this trip. Contemplating when the go/no-go call needs to get made.
  10. Interesting read that ties a bunch of threads together https://www.austinchronicle.com/music/1999-12-31/75319/ More than anything else, however, 1999 will be remembered as the year Austin's exploding economy leveled the landscape of live music venues. The Electric Lounge is gone. Liberty Lunch is gone. Steamboat is gone. The Bates Motel is gone. Even less vital local venues such as Dessau Music Hall and Austin Blues passed into the past tense, the latter after a mere six months of operation. Taking inventory of live music venues falling by the wayside has become an annual rite in Austin. Club closings are a constant in the equation. But make no mistake, 1999 was exceptional in this regard, exceptionally brutal, as four of Austin's most frequented venues are no more. Why? Two words: Mon-ey.
  11. To me, yes. But that’s probably the nostalgia talking.
  12. I lived in Austin at three different times: First was in the early/mid 70s when my father was getting his PhD at UT. I was in pre-school back then, so I don’t remember much. We lived in the Breckenridge Apartments on Lake Austin Blvd. My sister and I attended Chip-N-Dale Nursery School on West 26th. We used to attend UT Women’s basketball games and sit on the floor at one of the baselines. My father tells a great story about Willie stopping to talk with him and my mother one time at The Armadillo World Headquarters. He told my father he sure was a lucky Yankee to be married to such a fine Texas woman. Second time was in 1983 when my father was on sabbatical and doing research at UT. I went to Murchison (which seemed like it was the suburbs at the time) and played football and basketball. Our football team lost in the City Championship game. I still think if Ronald Belvin had pitched the ball to me on the last play of the game, I could have score the game-winning touchdown. The best memories were getting free/cheap end zone tickets to Longhorns football games and being able to go on the field after the game. The field was also open to the public during non-game days. We only lived there for the first half of the year before moving back to NY. Third time was 96-03. Like several people mentioned previously, this was a great time to live in Austin. So many places to hear live music or drink on the cheap; however, the city didn’t feel overgrown. For example, Taco Shack added their 2nd location during this time frame. I lived mostly near campus or west Austin. One place was a garage apartment a block off Lake Austin Blvd. $325/month including cable and utilities. And the main house had a pool that I was allowed to use. In 2002, my now wife and I attended the inaugural ACL music festival. We could walk up to any stage for any band/singer and find a spot. How would things have turned out differently if the ACL music festival never happened or had not been as successful in that inaugural year? Year 2 added a day and more widely-known acts and 40% of pre-sales were from out of town. Check out the review and lineup: http://www.austinnewsstory.com/ACL2002MusicFestvalReview/ACLMusicFestival09282002.html I’ve been in living in SF or Oakland since May 2003 and not a day goes by that I don’t wish we would move back to Austin. Despite the changes, it’s still the coolest place to live.
  13. My grandfather ate popcorn every day and out of the same stainless steel bowl for at least as long as he and I were both alive (29 years).
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