River: I know you have questions. Mal: That would be why I just asked them.

'Objects In Space'

Coffee On My Monitor Again

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Topic!Cindy - Apr 02, 2020 9:36:23 am PDT #1263 of 1304
What is even happening?

2 April 20202: Natter dispatches from Covidia

Amy: I'm so fucking furious. I'm sitting here at home just stewing, which is not productive, but the bakery owner has yet to get back to me about the points I asked to be clarified (such as when my self-quarantine period is starting/stopping, when I will come back to work, how she's going to pay me for the work she wants done while I'm home).

She also still seems to think that me self-quarantining can somehow include coming to the bakery to pick up and drop off laundry, and pick up invoices that need to be paid, and doing the bank deposit. Which are all emphatically not a part of the definition of self-quarantining as I understand it.

And now is really not the time to be looking for another job, you know?

Matt the Bruins Fan: Amy, bakeries have really big ovens, don't they?


DXMachina - Apr 09, 2020 9:54:09 am PDT #1264 of 1304
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

In Natter:

Jesse: I appreciated the thing going around the internet about how using whatever you currently have in the house for Passover in order to avoid a current plague should be the most kosher thing.

Jessica: Avoiding plague is very much in the spirit of the holiday.

DavidS - May 04, 2020 11:56:51 am PDT #1265 of 1304
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Flea, with the substantive zing of the year.


Davids: Looks like Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer have split up and she's already leaking messy drama.

Scola: Apparently, she posted on her Patreon that they were broken up before she told Neil himself.

Flea: I mean, he could have subscribed for early access.

Matt the Bruins fan - May 20, 2020 3:56:54 pm PDT #1266 of 1304
"And I killed Sparky, too!" Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, aaaaaaa ha!

In Natter:

Tom Scola: My hair is currently at 1961 Beatle. I figure in about ten days, it will reach 1962 Beatle.

Trudy Booth: We love you, Tom.

Yeah yeah yeah

Topic!Cindy - May 25, 2020 7:16:02 am PDT #1267 of 1304
What is even happening?

In Natter

Atropa: I recently learned that I pronounce ornery unlike "normal" people, because I say "ore-ner-ree".

Jesse: That's not how normal people say it?

Atropa: According to everyone else who replied to my friend's Twitter thread, it's supposed to be "orn'ree".

DebetEsse: Yeah, it's definitely 2 syllables.

DXMachina: Only if you're Yosemite Sam.

Tom Scola - Jun 10, 2020 10:22:43 am PDT #1268 of 1304
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

Cashmere, in Natter:


Laura - Jun 27, 2020 3:52:27 am PDT #1269 of 1304
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Jesse, in Natter:

And Scrabble is practically as bad as making out!

note: aurelia made me COMM it.

Calli - Jul 09, 2020 10:52:18 am PDT #1270 of 1304
Every stone you threw, I stood on to better see the view. —The Amazing Devil

AmyParker in Natter:

a multibajillion-dollar company can afford a bit of guillotine repellent in the form of not being in a hurry to make people homeless.

COMMed for the delightful phrase "guillotine repellent".

Matt the Bruins fan - Aug 17, 2020 6:10:07 am PDT #1271 of 1304
"And I killed Sparky, too!" Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, aaaaaaa ha!

Topic!Cindy in Natter:

My voting plans are as follows:

1) Vote early in-person at town hall for our state primary (for US Senate, not POTUS) on August 22nd (election is September 1)

) Request a mail-in ballot for the general election, and drop it off in person on the first day of in-person early voting

2a) If I don't receive a mail-in ballot, or if something else changes for the worse, I will vote early, in-person.

2b) If something else changes for the worse, my family has instructions to dress up my debilitated body or actual corpse and make me/it vote in person, on election day, Weekend at Bernie's style.

Topic!Cindy - Aug 20, 2020 11:01:06 am PDT #1272 of 1304
What is even happening?

Parenting, Natter-style:

Hec: Matilda is parked in front of her computer for her first class of high school: Ethnic Studies with Ms. Elfland.

She shooed me off when I came back from my run bringing her a hot chocolate and mechanical pencils. Clearly I am not to be on camera. Only a hand that brings cocoa.

Toddson: As long as she doesn't take to saying, "thank you thing."

Atropa: No, that's exactly what she should do.