Glass screen protector for my Nintendo Switch

I use these screen protectors on my Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch gets handed from child to child. The Switch gets banged, bumped, dropped and treated like something a 5-year-old is struggling wrest from a 10-year-old. Screen protectors come and go, but thus far the Switch has been undamaged.

Three packs are nice.

[3 Pack] Screen Protector Tempered Glass for Nintendo Switch, iVoler Transparent HD Clear Anti-Scratch Screen Protector Compatible Nintendo Switch via Amazon Read the rest

The Expanse season 4 trailer

I really enjoyed the first season of The Expanse, but then kinda forgot about it. I read several of the James S. A. Corey books but have forgotten which and gotten it all confused.

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George Takei endorses Pete Buttigieg

George Takei is an inspirational American who frequently uses his voice to enlighten and uplift us all.

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Dog drives car

Via LAD Bible

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Review: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

"I have had it with these motherfucking Sith on this motherfucking train!" --GPS1138, Video Game Enthusiast

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is the best Star Wars game I've played since Knights of the Old Republic, which is one of the best video games of all time.

I did not want to buy Fallen Order. I figured that much like all the other bullshit EA opportunities to rake in cash from Star Wars fans, this game would probably suck. The trailers tempted me but the game's protagonist was yet another whiny appearing young white male with resting Sith face.

Day one and two reviews were so strong I found myself watching others play on Twitch and quickly realized I wanted to play through this adventure myself. I bought the game.

Meet Cal Kestis, a young man who was formerly a Jedi Padawan. Having survived Order 66, Cal starts the game with all the cringe-inducing drama and angst of a Star Wars Jedi trainee. Cal is trying to keep his force powers hidden but must use them to save a pal, thus ensuring the Inquisitors immediately arrive and he must run.

BD-1 rapidly becomes Cal's droid pal and is the most useful and fun droid in a Star Wars game yet. I feel obligated to say BD BD BD often. Cere, Greez and number of other characters aid you on your mission to do what most every single non-Skywalker Star Wars story has seemed to invovle for ages: Jedi babies.

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Chicago bar installs 70 singing Big Mouth Billy Bass

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Joe Biden, failing to support legalized marijuana, still thinks it may be a gateway drug

Joe Biden, claiming to represent whichever generation claims him as their own, says that we STILL need to determine if marijuana is a gateway drug.

Washington Post:

But the 76-year-old Democrat is in tune with at least one demographic: his peers in the silent generation, who, at 35 percent, have what may be one of the lowest percentages of support for marijuana legalization, according to the Pew data released Nov. 14.

This disparity on the topic came into full view at a town hall in Las Vegas over the weekend, when Biden drew some groans from the crowd by saying he wants to see more research on marijuana and suggesting that it may be a “gateway drug” that can lead users to harsher substances.

“The truth of the matter is, there’s not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug,” Biden said. “It’s a debate, and I want a lot more before I legalize it nationally. I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.”

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How to add the Google Play Store to your 2019 Amazon Fire 10 HD tablet

The very first thing I did with my new Amazon Fire HD 10 was to install the Google Play Store.

I love Amazon's bargain tablets, they are a cheap Android device with heavy integration into Amazon. I ignore the shopping and love the Prime Video. Installing Google Play store gives me access to all the stuff Amazon doesn't provide: Gmail, Chrome and thousands of Android apps.

The process is very simple and only requires you download and permit four .apks to install (all files come from APK Mirror):

You will have to permit the files to be installed as Amazon doesn't love Google as a source.

First: Google Account Manager 7.1.2 (Android 6.0+) Second: Google Services Framework 9 (Android 9.0+) Third: Google Play services 19.6.29 (100300-278422107) (100300) Fourth: Google Play Store 17.5.18-all [0] [PR] 280467566 (nodpi) (Android 4.1+)

This is my fourth such Amazon tablet and I have never had an issue with Amazon trying to block this activity.

The new Amazon Fire HD 10 has some decent CPU and memory upgrades. I am trying it out this week and will review soon. Thus far, its the same as the old one but faster and with a slightly better screen.

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County sheriff attempts to return methamphetamine to poor soul who lost it

Marin for the win!

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Fortnite + Star Wars: Now you can play as an Imperial Stormtrooper

Apparently you may buy the Stormie skin, or get it free with an advance copy of Star Wars new RPG.

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Best television one-time-event 1978: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Often remembered but rarely seen: The Star Wars Holiday Special is a variety show most remarkable for how unenthusiastic, or inebriated, the cast was. It is currently viewable on YouTube.

Recently referenced in The Mandalorian, Life Day is faux Wookie Christmas; apparently uncelebrated for 41 years.

I have a friend who is still grousing that the Hulk was held up for this genre mash-up nonpareil.

Pretty sure shitty Life Day presents is how we got Kylo Ren. I hope Lumpy is the surprise reveal in Rise of the Skywalker. Lumpy is cool. Read the rest

Nancy Pelosi throws shade like no other

Whose house? Nancy's house.

The Speaker stopped a speech to explain what "exculpatory" means to the national dolt.

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This is one seriously bunk magic lamp

While it seems awfully unfair for the rabbit I guess this is how most 'genii in a lamp' interactions go. I thought said rabbit was sufficiently specific in its request and yet it still gets nada. Read the rest

Los Angeles: Bring your kids to these two family-friendly installments of Boobietrap

Scot Nery's Boobietrap is made of wild energy. Halfway between the Gong Show and an alleyway dice game, Los Angeles' most eclectic and eccentric performances have always been staged for a 21+ audience... until now. On November 29th and 30th.

Many of my favorite variety acts and odd-ball performers consider Boobietrap their home away from home. I am not certain who is in the cast for these kid-friendly shows, but if I can I'll be bringing my daughter!

Scot Nery’s Boobietrap. Hollywood’s spectacle, now in its fifth year of weekly shows, opens up the fun for ALL AGES, Friday and Saturday, Nov 29 and 30, at 5PM.

For two shows ONLY, after Thanksgiving, kids are welcome. Discounted prices for children. Doors will open at 5pm with strolling magic. The stage spectacle begins at 6PM, and reinvents the wonder of vaudeville for modern short attention spans with the world’s greatest performers.

Normally a 21+ show every Wednesday, The Family Fun Weekend acts are safe, and riotous fun for kids, featuring contortionists, jugglers, magicians, songs, aerialists, comedy, characters, a live band onstage playing between acts and laughter for the whole family.

15 Acts; it’s a fast-paced, eclectic mix of circus acts, performance artists, magicians, comedians and singers, and events that can’t be easily described. Past performers include Reggie Watts, Kate Flannery, Tom Arnold, Steve-O, the world’s fastest Etch-a-Sketch artist, live house band, Cirque Du Soleil performers, and winning acts for all the top talent shows on TV.

Special Family shows: Nov 29 and 30, 6555 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 Doors and Magic start at 5, show starts at 6.

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WAIT FOR IT: Surprising new 'Coke and Mentos' video

I have long thought of 'Coke and Mentos' as a less fun 'liquid plumber and aluminum foil' science fair trick, no longer...

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Ergonomic JoyCon replacements for the Nintendo Switch make older hands happier

I really like these 'ergonomic' JoyCon replacements.

The tiny JoyCons are a pain to hold. These replacements make holding the Switch while you play a lot easier for my carpal tunnel suffering hands.

Everything works like the stock JoyCon, except there is something substantial to hold on to.

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Sycophant and former ambassador Nikki Haley struggles on the Today Show

This is perhaps not the best week for sycophants.

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