It’s National Coming Out Day. I’m gay.
It’s National Coming Out Day. I’m gay.
They get major props for inviting Leslie Jones down to Rio, but NBC still has a ways to go.
We shouldn't be FORCED to livestream events to get actual real coverage of them, @NBCOlympics. Men's gymnastics was tense. You blew it. -H
— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) August 9, 2016
I’ve been saying that for years.
For the last few years, I’ve been advocating for changing the whole “see it in prime time” shenanigans to a “prime time highlite reel” concept. Show us the biggest US wins, then the biggest overall upsets. Did a dark horse set a record? Show us that! Finally show us the “Olympics Funniest Home Videos” – the accidents, the gaffs, and the behind the scenes stuff like North and South Korea’s selfies. We don’t need to see every single race for the myriad preliminaries after all, unless someone outruns Usain Bolt.
Airing the Olympics from 7pm to midnight is terrible. Most of us have to work, so we can’t watch it that late anyway. Kids do summer school. If this is Prime Time, show us the best of the best. The greatest moments. The 41 year old gymnast and then 19 year old phenom. But spending fifteen minutes showing us the men get ready for the 4×100 Relay? We didn’t need that. You’ve got us on tape delay.
As for those extra channels, if we have them, let us watch them by having it easier to know what’s on where, but make it live.
Finally… I will buy whatever from whomever can air the fucking Opening and Closing Ceremonies without commercial interruption.
Oh my god, David Bisset made gifsets out of me (and all the speakers) talking.
I promise I wasn’t saying “Look at all the fucks I give about code!”
Moving from a Queen to a Queen + Cats is weird.
First of all, the size is noticeable when you have a Queen mattress. There’s an 8-inch gap on either side!
But the Casper arrived within 2 days. I ordered Sunday, called and tweaked the order, and it showed up Tuesday at 1pm.
It’s heavy. 110lbs in the box, and we had to get it upstairs on our own. My wife did it alone. You all should bow and praise her.
Look at that! It’s not 80″ or 76″ wide, though, it’s compressed.
That brings up the other bad thing. It’s not actually clear how to unroll it. It says to place it in position and grab that loose bit on top and unroll. No indication of up or down, and you know, you know that you don’t want to screw that up.
Just unroll it. Seriously. It’s set up so you cannot get it wrong. We hefted it onto the bed and unrolled. That gave us a shrink-wrapped bed in another plastic bag to protect it. We tore that open and in less than four minutes there was a new bed on our frame.
They joke on the website that you may want to video it to show the unboxing. You could vine that sucker. It’s fast.
It smelled of plastic, but not as bad as the pillows I’d grabbed at Ikea two days before. We put the fans on and let it alone while we ate dinner. By the time we were done, the bed smelled like … a bed.
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It’s been a few weeks with the Casper mattress.
The bed is perfect for us. My wife and I love sleeping on futons, but we’ve had significant problems finding good ones. There have been problems with delivery or quality or a million other things. They just insist on making them out of crappy foam. And my thought was if we were going to spend all that much on foam, it should be good foam.
I have found the Casper to be made of good foam.
This is not the ‘drop a bowling ball’ kind of mattress, but it is very quiet. It doesn’t transfer much motion at all, so I sleep through her getting in and out of bed and vise versa. It also means when one of us tosses and turns, the other hardly cares.
And this is a problem!
I sleep so soundly in the bed, I don’t get to enjoy being lazy and lounge in bed. I fall asleep quickly, I sleep well, and I wake up refreshed.
It is positively horrible.