Overnight Open Thread (4-24-2012)

So What's Your College Major Actually Worth?

Here's a nice chart from the Chronicle of Higher Education that takes census data and shows the median income for college graduates according to their major. And I'm guessing that a lot of colleges would prefer that incoming students not see it.

As you might expect, some of the tastiest salaries come from the toughest subjects. Petroleum engineering majors earn $120,000. Brown jobs really do rule. Ecology majors on the other hand get a little more than one third of that: $44,000. And remember: that isn't a starting salary; it's the median income for all the people in the field up to age 65. Stuffing envelopes for Greenpeace does not often lead to great things.

Yes this is median lifetime earnings. So if you're a college student and your major is to the right of say biology, well you really have no business borrowing money for college. It's a bad investment.

majorincomemedian

And this article leads Don Surber to declare that underemployment is good for college graduates:

What a life lesson these 20-somethings are learning. The law of supply and demand trumps a sheepskin. Always has. Always will. I am 58 years old and no one has ever asked what my GPA is. People come to this blog and they don't know whether I have a PhD or an eighth-grade education. They judge me on what I have to say and how I say it.

Underemployment rocks because it knocks out that sense of entitlement. People also learn what real work is.

How AKs Get Made These Days

At the Izhmash factory.

kalash001-10

6 Kindle Book Classics You Can Download For Free

Don't cost nuthin.


  1. The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
  2. The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
  3. King Solomon’s Mines
  4. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
  5. Great Expectations
  6. Dorothy & The Wizard In Oz

MP3 or Lossless: See If You Can Hear the Difference

You can run this test yourself in your favorite music program, but Windows favorite foobar2000 actually has an ABX plugin that makes the process easy. Check out the video at the top of this post to see how the plugin works, and try it out for yourself in foobar2000.

The general consensus is that, while a low-quality MP3 (128kbps) might be discernible from a lossless file (~1,411kbps) file, higher quality MP3s (320kbps) rarely-if ever-are. Of course, this can differ depending on the type of music (classical music is often easier to discern), how familiar you are with the music, and how nice your audio equipment is.

Lost at Sea in 1908

ENS CHUCK HORD
USNA, CIRCA 1898
LOST AT SEA 1908

Well he was until those meddling reporters at the Wall Street Journal got involved.

P1-BF789_PORTRA_DV_20120416165217

Barrels of Fun

CaC2 + H2O + spark = redneck space program and FUUUNN!

The Myth of the Benign Nature of Herbal Remedies

We have beliefs but other people have superstitions. Furthermore, there seems to be a law of the conservation of superstition: if it does not attach to one thing, it will attach to another. Man does not live by rationality alone.

One superstition among their middle-class, educated, and worried-well patients that most irritates doctors is that "natural" preparations, particularly herbal ones, are necessarily benign. People persist in believing this despite the fact that men (and women) have been poisoning one anther to death with herbal extracts since the dawn of recorded history, and most gardens have enough poisonous plants in them to decimate a countryside. No; if you did a word-association test with "herbal remedy," the chances are that words such as "gentle," "healing," "safe," and "non-toxic" would emerge.

Note that until recently nearly all poisons used in murders were also herbal 'remedies'. And read the rest to find out which herbal extract actually causes cancer.

Moar Hawt Ladies of Yesteryear

Well since pron was only invented in the early 60's 80's and nudity didn't appear until the 1940's, clearly these must be time-traveling  hotties. (NSFW)

The Yahoo AoSHQ group. You know the way.

Braaak.

Tonight's post brought to you by computer repair for morons:

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Comments

1 Hi Andrew!

Posted by: Mark formerly in Spokane,now in Sandy Ut at April 24, 2012 10:22 PM (8ac7j)

2 Here's my theoretical fun campaign youtube commercial



Romney says, "I am different...



I have no idea if dog tastes like chicken....



When I hear BLT I think sandwich not Black Liberation Theology....



When I hear CRT I think old giant tube screens not Critical Race Theory....



In other words, I am not an incurious thin skinned little bitch who
never had a real job and "grew up" in the circle jerk bubble of radical
academia....



While I am not exactly like you, we are twins compared to Professor Arugula prissy pants."

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at April 24, 2012 10:23 PM (RfvTE)

3 This is a nice ONT. I would probably be a better coblogger than most, and, outside of Tammy, logprof and AllenG, am one of the most successful posters in the last year. Yeah, that's right.

Posted by: Barack LRobama in OK at April 24, 2012 10:26 PM (7yvLv)

4 Here's a hobo skill that morons should have in case they run low on valurite.

http://tinyurl.com/7688l44

actually it's kind of frightening. I can't even imagine who thinks this is a good idea.

Posted by: someone at April 24, 2012 10:26 PM (bqjJT)

5 I've never trusted any herbal remedies because there's a boatload of plant life that I'm allergic to

Posted by: kbdabear at April 24, 2012 10:26 PM (Y+DPZ)

6 47th

Posted by: Buford Gooch at April 24, 2012 10:26 PM (sGMTC)

7 Since I bought my Mac and iPad, I've never again carried on a telephonic conversation with a little preteen street urchin hiding from rats behind a dumpster in a back alley in Calcutta about how to fix my PC settings for Windows.

Thank you, Saint Jobs!

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 24, 2012 10:26 PM (niZvt)

8 That AK stuff is interesting, thanks!

I almost bought a Romanian Dragunov before they ran out of stock.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at April 24, 2012 10:27 PM (RfvTE)

9 Mo. Rons.

Posted by: fluffy at April 24, 2012 10:28 PM (4pSIn)

10 The article is about one specific herbal remedy in Taiwan.

Posted by: USS Diversity at April 24, 2012 10:28 PM (vpe0k)

11 Did Nancy Pelosi REALLY say we'll have to enter her vajajay to see what's in it?

That is just. So. Wrong.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 24, 2012 10:28 PM (niZvt)

12 God I hated hiring people straight out of college, they thought they were as smart as their professors.

Posted by: MrCaniac in the OBX at April 24, 2012 10:29 PM (FoNan)

13 Obama eats dogs.

Posted by: Hayabusa at April 24, 2012 10:29 PM (B+qrE)

14 I can get arugula to market cheaper than Whole Foods.

Posted by: Barack Obetterthanyou at April 24, 2012 10:30 PM (3vND9)

15 Obama thinks Michelle must be a marsupial.

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 24, 2012 10:30 PM (niZvt)

16 I hate to be a downer, but does anyone have an experience with kidney cancer or a family member/friend who had it?

Posted by: Ben at April 24, 2012 10:31 PM (UvdzB)

17 Since I bought my Mac and iPad

Two hard drives in under four years.

Posted by: fluffy at April 24, 2012 10:31 PM (4pSIn)

18 It's fun watching lefties getting stalled with #obamaeatsdogs , #donteatmydog and the hijacking of #dontdoublemyrate



Posted by: kbdabear at April 24, 2012 10:31 PM (Y+DPZ)

19 I can cook a dog better than Paula Deen

Posted by: King Barry the Dog Diner at April 24, 2012 10:32 PM (Y+DPZ)

20 the hijacking of #dontdoublemyrate

What is that one about?

Posted by: twit-free fluffy at April 24, 2012 10:32 PM (4pSIn)

21 You know, if anyone gave a shit that an herbal remedy caused cancer, they'd put ARISTOLOCHIA in the headline instead of hiding it.

That's been "news" several times lately, and clearly the authors don't take it very seriously, because they never say what it is up front.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 10:33 PM (bxiXv)

22 "So What's Your College Major Actually Worth?"

Where the hell was this article when our idiot kid was babbling about getting a degree in puppetry?

Posted by: ParParents of Occutard Who Got Masters in Puppetry at April 24, 2012 10:33 PM (V/Aej)

23 Everybody stuck in the excitement of the election thread?

Howdy, morons.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 10:33 PM (7yvLv)

24 wow, I am surprised mentos would make those barrels fly that high.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 10:33 PM (Z9EHQ)

25 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at April 24, 2012 10:33 PM (7W3wI)

26 If Tammy's on I wanted to let her know I found the site she was talking about a couple of nights ago. The kids seem pretty excited about the whole idea as well.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at April 24, 2012 10:33 PM (X8/ER)

27 That college major chart is incomplete, I don't see OWS anywhere.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at April 24, 2012 10:33 PM (tKFT6)

28 Er, uh, this ONT is pretty weak.

I could definitely make a better ONT than this.

(jus' sayin')

Posted by: Maetenbarack at April 24, 2012 10:34 PM (r98n4)

29 I finally got my RAZR today that came preloaded with Kindle.

I loves me some Sherlock Holmes!

Posted by: ErikW at April 24, 2012 10:34 PM (UTHNU)

30 ONT Weak! I should say not. It has charts. Graphs. Ok, none of us really understand the charts or graphs but we take great comfort in the fact that they are there.

Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:35 PM (R5yLq)

31 20
the hijacking of #dontdoublemyrate


What is that one about?

Posted by: twit-free fluffy at April 24, 2012 10:32 PM

Lefty hash tag to keep student loan interest rates from going up on July 1

Posted by: kbdabear at April 24, 2012 10:36 PM (Y+DPZ)

32 You can get a lot of books in Kindle format at Project Gutenberg. Also HTML or plain text. http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page


Someone cheer me up.

Posted by: Radish A. Radish at April 24, 2012 10:37 PM (hO8IJ)

33 Young people should get an education in injecting Pb in an 110 grain supplement into the stomach of the rabid viruses that beat that poor guy in an earlier thread. a 92 FS syringe is recommended.

Posted by: Clemenza at April 24, 2012 10:37 PM (YlSwz)

34 30
ONT Weak! I should say not. It has charts. Graphs. Ok, none of us
really understand the charts or graphs but we take great comfort in the
fact that they are there.





Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:35 PM

Those charts have sharp elbows !

Posted by: kbdabear at April 24, 2012 10:37 PM (Y+DPZ)

35 Ok, none of us really understand the charts or graphs but we take great comfort in the fact that they are there.

You, Sir, are management material.

Posted by: fluffy at April 24, 2012 10:37 PM (4pSIn)

36 Someone cheer me up.
Posted by: Radish A. Radish at April 24, 2012 10:37 PM (hO8IJ)


??

Posted by: eman at April 24, 2012 10:37 PM (YrBvI)

37 Physical sciences seems quite compressed...how many of those are high school teachers?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 24, 2012 10:38 PM (ND9u8)

38 I especially take great comfort in the Hawt Ladies of Yesteryear charts.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 10:38 PM (7yvLv)

39 By the way, other kindle books you can download for free. Old ghost stories
Jane Austen books

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 24, 2012 10:38 PM (V/Aej)

40 31, 20

All thanks to the DEMOCRAT led Congress in 2007. The fookers always postdate their shenanigans.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 24, 2012 10:38 PM (cujSl)

41 Well since Alice in Wonderland is mentioned.

Egypt Central - White Rabbit http://tinyurl.com/3b6enrf

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2012 10:38 PM (GULKT)

42 Those charts have sharp elbows !

Kevlar my friend. Kevlar. Man's real best friend. Even though you can't eat it and then go on to be president some day.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:38 PM (R5yLq)

43 Office colleagues say Capt. Hord developed close bonds with his British, Canadian and Australian counterparts. Their office boasted its own beer fridge.
How the Anglosphere is supposed to work.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 10:39 PM (nU/dt)

44 Worth comes from within.

Posted by: Tough,Tougher,Crunchy at April 24, 2012 10:39 PM (c3mby)

45 I made a graph of charts.

The trend is clear.

Posted by: eman at April 24, 2012 10:39 PM (YrBvI)

46 Evening all!

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 24, 2012 10:39 PM (DGIjM)

47 Sandra Fluke is pushing the #dontdoublemyrate hash on Twitter

Posted by: kbdabear at April 24, 2012 10:39 PM (Y+DPZ)

48 You, Sir, are management material.

Lol.. scary thought

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:39 PM (R5yLq)

49 Someone cheer me up

If you pledge $3, you might get to have dinner with me.

Posted by: Barry at April 24, 2012 10:40 PM (4pSIn)

50 Maet, I'm backin' ya up on the ONT. We got charts, we got guns, we got blowin' shit up, we got nekkid ladies.

If you can't work with that, morons, we're in trouble.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 10:40 PM (7yvLv)

51 >>injecting Pb in an 110 grain supplement

I have to steal that. My father often notes that some people have a "lead deficiency"; now I can recommend a dosage. Heh.

Posted by: Radish A. Radish at April 24, 2012 10:40 PM (hO8IJ)

52 Evening all!

Howdy Shrimp. Hows life treating you?

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:40 PM (R5yLq)

53 Why aren't you kids in bed yet? Hurry up, chop chop I say!!!

Posted by: Fortunata at April 24, 2012 10:41 PM (90H1N)

54 >>If you pledge $3, you might get to have dinner with me.

I already pledged $3 to have dinner with Bo.

...wait. Shit.

Posted by: Radish A. Radish at April 24, 2012 10:41 PM (hO8IJ)

55 I hated hiring people straight out of college, they thought they were as smart as their professors.
They were. And, no, that's not a compliment.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 10:41 PM (nU/dt)

56
49 Someone cheer me upIf you pledge $3, you might get to have dinner with me.
Posted by: Barry at April 24, 2012 10:40 PM (4pSIn)


But you have to give it as a 3 Dollar Bill.

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2012 10:41 PM (GULKT)

57 And Maet, I wanted you to know that this is a perfect ONT, right down to the repeated story from last week.

It's an exemplar of an ONT.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 10:41 PM (bxiXv)

58 Someone cheer me up.


Posted by: Radish A. Radish at April 24, 2012 10:37 PM (hO8IJ)

Radish, what's wrong? You know you can unburden yourself here . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 10:42 PM (lJ2es)

59 Well since pron was only invented in the early 60's and nudity didn't
appear until the 1940's, clearly these must be time-traveling hotties.


****

Well, to hear Ken tell it, pron didn't start until the 80s and women never had sex outside of marriage until the 70s.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 24, 2012 10:42 PM (piMMO)

60 Hey SOS... I had the day off and I did absolutely.. NOTHING.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 24, 2012 10:42 PM (DGIjM)

61 And Maet, I wanted you to know that this is a perfect ONT, right down to the repeated story from last week.

It's the blogging version of Groundhog Day. Hmm...

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:43 PM (R5yLq)

62 Hey SOS... I had the day off and I did absolutely.. NOTHING.

Sometimes that is the best - just take an entire day and get nothing accomplished.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:43 PM (R5yLq)

63 50 Maet, I'm backin' ya up on the ONT. We got charts, we got guns, we got blowin' shit up, we got nekkid ladies.

If you can't work with that, morons, we're in trouble.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 10:40 PM (7yvLv)


Yep the ever resourceful morons of the past would have already used this ONT to take down a deer, build a river-worthy ship, and have a mighty fap session.

Posted by: Mætenloch at April 24, 2012 10:43 PM (pAlYe)

64 I had the day off and I did absolutely.. NOTHING.

I'm impressed. I've tried that and apparently I need some kind of "Doin' Nothing for Dummies" book or something. Kudos, Shrimp!! I bow to your all-around awesomeness.

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 10:44 PM (lJ2es)

65 Arts ! Heh

Posted by: The Jackhole at April 24, 2012 10:44 PM (DU15A)

66 >>Radish, what's wrong? You know you can unburden yourself here . . .

Oh, the usual. Wasted my life. People sneer at me for being self-supporting. Tired of being self-supporting, but I'm too ugly to be anything else. Worked 11 hours today...why? Why do I bother to wake up in the mornings?

Posted by: Radish A. Radish at April 24, 2012 10:44 PM (hO8IJ)

67 Yep the ever resourceful morons of the past could
have already used this ONT to take down a deer, build a river-worthy
ship, and have a mighty fap session.Posted by: Mætenloch


Not necessarily in that order.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 24, 2012 10:44 PM (ABzUJ)

68 From the home office in Toluca Lake, our Top Ten Reasons Jules Winnfield Would Be A Better President
Than Barack Obama:

10. Can actually work with white people.
9. Much cooler wallet.
8. Defuses violent situations instead of fomenting them.
7. Appreciates a tasty burger.
6. Doesn't mangle his Bible quotes as badly.
5. Accomplishes tasks.
4. Only discards friends after they've been splattered all over the back seat of his car.
3. Willing to admit ignorance of foreign cultures.
2. Ultimately gives up crime.

And the Number One reason Jules Winnfield would be a better President than Barack Obama . . .

1. Doesn't eat dog.




Posted by: Trimegistus at April 24, 2012 10:45 PM (LrKfv)

69 I'm impressed. I've tried that and apparently I need some kind of "Doin' Nothing for Dummies" book or something. Kudos, Shrimp!! I bow to your all-around awesomeness.

I think you have to work your way up to it. You know, start by doing something productive and then spend the rest of the day undoing it. Repeat a few times until you realize you might as well not do anything productive, and finally, bam! A whole day of nothing.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:45 PM (R5yLq)

70 Peaches, maybe I should write a book on how to be a lazy ass.
I am really good at it.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 24, 2012 10:46 PM (DGIjM)

71 This is the very model of modern Overnight Thread. It's got nudity and a double post and a touch of militaria.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 10:46 PM (nU/dt)

72 Watching the DVR of The Five.... Andrea Tantaros..... Hmmmmm

Posted by: The Jackhole at April 24, 2012 10:46 PM (DU15A)

73 Good grief, Radish, you answered your own question there, but I'll give it a go:

1) You are a valued member of MoronNation
2) We're gonna need your vote in November
3) BACON!!!!

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 10:47 PM (lJ2es)

74 Ben: renal cell carcinoma, the most common kidney cancer, is highly curable with nephrectomy if caught before metastasizing. Even with mets, progress has been made with some of the new chemo agents.


Famous person cured from RCC: Steven Spielberg

Posted by: Jade Sea at April 24, 2012 10:48 PM (6kE8K)

75 This is the very model of modern Overnight Thread. It's got nudity and a double post and a touch of militaria.

As long as were all agreed no Holodeck episodes. I really dislike stupid looking hats.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:48 PM (R5yLq)

76 I'll soon be hooking up some sweet free Kindle borrowing from my local library. Thanks to dagny for giving me a clue about that.

Posted by: NC Ref at April 24, 2012 10:48 PM (/izg2)

77 Peaches, maybe I should write a book on how to be a lazy ass.
I am really good at it.


If you were that good at it you're first thought would have been to dictate a book on being a lazy ass.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:49 PM (R5yLq)

78 55
I hated hiring people straight out of college, they thought they were as smart as their professors.
They were. And, no, that's not a compliment.


Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 10:41 PM (nU/dt)

Exactly the way I meant it.

Posted by: MrCaniac in the OBX at April 24, 2012 10:49 PM (FoNan)

79 My problem isn't that Obama is brown on the outside, its that hes horseshit brown on the inside.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (RfvTE)

80 Well shit. I'm trying to set up an Amazon account to access Kindle but it won't go.

I'm at the "Create an Amazon account" screen that asks for the name, e-mail and password but hitting the "create account button" at the bottom does nothing.

Posted by: ErikW at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (UTHNU)

81 As long as were all agreed no Holodeck episodes. I really dislike stupid looking hats.. lol
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:48 PM (R5yLq)


Hey whatdo you have against a form of "safe" entertainment that fails every three weeks endangering the lives of the people inside it and half the time the entire ship as well?

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (GULKT)

82 Doesn't CaC2 + H2O make make Acetylene? My memory is not that great and I'm too lazy too Bing.

Posted by: Ronster at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (8oQw/)

83
Someone cheer me up.


Posted by: Radish A. Radish at April 24, 2012 10:37 PM (hO8IJ)

I busted a can of Pledge all over the floor by accident, slipped and fell on my ass as a result of the zero friction environment but now my shoes look friggin' great.

Posted by: Robert at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (F79HU)

84 If you were that good at it you're first thought would have been to dictate a book on being a lazy ass.. lol
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:49 PM (R5yLq)

Touche!

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (DGIjM)

85 1. Doesn't eat dog.
Or swine.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (7yvLv)

86 I'm terrible at nothing, and yet it's what I do most of the time.

Ironic.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (bxiXv)

87 I think it was Steevy that mentioned this in the poll results thread below.

http://tinyurl.com/6opwqnz

Zombie reviews Robert Spencer's Did Mohammed Really Exist.

Posted by: Robert at April 24, 2012 10:51 PM (F79HU)

88 Shrimp, forget the book thing, you need to put together a seminar! Perhaps apply for a gubmint grant. I won $11 on the lottery Saturday, but I didn't even quit my job. I need help, badly . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 10:51 PM (lJ2es)

89 Hey whatdo you have against a form of "safe" entertainment that fails every three weeks endangering the lives of the people inside it and half the time the entire ship as well?

And in the category of questions that answer themselves, we have this winning entry.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:51 PM (R5yLq)

90 Aaaannnndddd I'm out.

Posted by: Robert at April 24, 2012 10:51 PM (F79HU)

91
I'm terrible at nothing, and yet it's what I do most of the time.
Ironic.Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith


I'm stealing that.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 24, 2012 10:52 PM (ABzUJ)

92
>>Ben: renal cell carcinoma, the most common kidney cancer, is highly
curable with nephrectomy if caught before metastasizing. Even with
mets, progress has been made with some of the new chemo agents.





>>Famous person cured from RCC: Steven Spielberg

When you say curable, what does that mean? 5 years? Does it come back even if cut out? One you have that type of cancer, doesn't that mean you're essentially going to get it or another cancer again?

It's my understanding that they don't perform chemo. They simply cut it out.

Posted by: Ben at April 24, 2012 10:52 PM (UvdzB)

93 I won $11 on the lottery Saturday, but I didn't even quit my job.

Good decision, Peaches. I hear a lot of lottery winners go broke.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 10:52 PM (7yvLv)

94 And you don't count the Vic Fontaine Holosuite episodes on Deep Space Nine do you?

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2012 10:52 PM (GULKT)

95 83

Ha! Chaplinesque.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 24, 2012 10:52 PM (cujSl)

96 Posted by: Trimegistus at April 24, 2012 10:45 PM

You're a funny mother fucker.

Posted by: Samuel L. at April 24, 2012 10:53 PM (4pSIn)

97 I'm at the "Create an Amazon account" screen that
asks for the name, e-mail and password but hitting the "create account
button" at the bottom does nothing.

Posted by: ErikW at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (UTHNU)



Check out your local library. Seriously. Its all free, well, at least paid for by the taxpayers and government grants anyways.

Posted by: NC Ref at April 24, 2012 10:53 PM (/izg2)

98 88 Shrimp, forget the book thing, you need to put together a seminar! Perhaps apply for a gubmint grant. I won $11 on the lottery Saturday, but I didn't even quit my job. I need help, badly . . .
Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 10:51 PM (lJ2es)

Winning the lottery changes your life.. do you feel any different?

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 24, 2012 10:54 PM (DGIjM)

99 I busted a can of Pledge all over the floor by
accident, slipped and fell on my ass as a result of the zero friction
environment but now my shoes look friggin' great.


Posted by: Robert at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (F79HU)

No lawyers where you live, Robert? I think you could parlay that into something sweet . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 10:54 PM (lJ2es)

100 And, speaking of the ladies of yore, I found this over at Pajiba.

Anyone know if it rings true, because it's pretty interesting.


http://bit.ly/J7APiE

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 24, 2012 10:54 PM (piMMO)

101 Ohai rons.

Second week at work. First week was kind of a wash, on account I had the flu the first half and was getting over said flu for the second half.

So far it's a... little scary, on account that my boss(es) still haven't found anything for me to do. I mean, it's not like I've been sitting at my desk posting HERE all day... I'm just... doing nothing.

I've been trying to tell them, hey, you hired me, and I don't know the system well enough to start coding on my own, so shouldn't you be assigning me shit to do?

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 24, 2012 10:55 PM (QTHTd)

102 Someone upthread may have mentioned it already, but you can download pretty much all of the classics on kindle for free. I have about 20 or so on mine and didn't pay a cent for any of them.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at April 24, 2012 10:55 PM (bMLFV)

103
Meh.... city boy. Horseshit is green...

Posted by: fixerupper at April 24, 2012 10:55 PM (ffV1/)

104 I busted a can of Pledge all over the floor by
accident, slipped and fell on my ass as a result of the zero friction
environment but now my shoes look friggin' great.


Posted by: Robert at April 24, 2012 10:50 PM (F79HU)

And, oddly enough, that sounds like my usual attempts at keeping house. Looks like we came to the right place this evening.

Posted by: tcn at April 24, 2012 10:55 PM (WhSRj)

105 Nobody gets out alive, unless your an spaceman and Osama bin nuttin cut your cable on that...
All the Love in the world Good Night..

Posted by: Clemenza at April 24, 2012 10:55 PM (YlSwz)

106 Well morons I'm outta here for a loooooong weekend. Off to Cabo. I will have drink for y'all.

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2012 10:55 PM (TlwCF)

107 Posted by: Radish A. Radish at April 24, 2012 10:44 PM (hO8IJ)

On The Internet, You Are A Star!

Honestly, I just get up in the morning because of habit. And sometimes it's not morning.

But I get up because, WTF else am I gonna do?

I joke, but I get it. I catch myself resenting normal humans sometimes. It's unworthy but understandable.

But sometimes you can let go of worrying about regrets or expectations, and it's wonderful. You don't even have to do it all the time, just find a time to block out and let go *for that time*.

It gets easier with practice.

Hell, some of the time I even forget what the pressure to be normal was even like. Honestly that's probably the meds screwing up my brain, but it's still nice.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 10:55 PM (bxiXv)

108 No lawyers where you live, Robert? I think you could parlay that into something sweet . . .Posted by: Peaches

Did you try to polish the floor? No?

Good. Good.

Here's my card.

Posted by: Jackie Chiles, Esq at April 24, 2012 10:55 PM (ABzUJ)

109 This is the very model of modern Overnight Thread. It's got nudity and a double post and a touch of militaria.


I am the very model of the modern major ONT

Posted by: HMS Pinafore at April 24, 2012 10:56 PM (Y+DPZ)

110 Want to become and expert at doing nothing.......watch what my teenagers do when the words "clean your room" is uttered.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 10:56 PM (OWjjx)

111 Winning the lottery changes your life.. do you feel any different?

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 24, 2012 10:54 PM (DGIjM)

I blew most of it on extra mashed potatoes and gravy at lunch. I'm kind of honorary trailer trash at this point, no?

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 10:56 PM (lJ2es)

112 Well morons I'm outta here for a loooooong weekend. Off to Cabo. I will have drink for y'all.

Posted by: mpfs


I haven't seen you in forever and now you're leaving.

The story of my life...

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 24, 2012 10:57 PM (ABzUJ)

113 Posted by: Radish A. Radish at April 24, 2012 10:44 PM (hO8IJ)

{{our Radish}} Is that how to do the "hugs"?

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at April 24, 2012 10:57 PM (X8/ER)

114 And the most disgusting thing at the old nude photos' pages was the phrase, "Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT."

Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 10:58 PM (nU/dt)

115 mpfs!!!! Good to see you, have a fab vaca . . . XOXO!!

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 10:58 PM (lJ2es)

116 I bought these sticky note things from a tea party group I follow on twitter.
It has a picture of Barky and it says "Under my plan, energy prices will necessarily skyrocket"
the tea party group is selling them for $5.00 a pad.
I bought 2.

Since I travel all over.. I am going to slap those everywhere.
He even said he will send me more for free because he wants Obama gone in November.

Pretty clever idea.


Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 24, 2012 10:59 PM (DGIjM)

117 Sorry Sean. Flight leaves in the early a.m.

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2012 10:59 PM (TlwCF)

118 Check out your local library. Seriously. Its all free, well, at least paid for by the taxpayers and government grants anyways.

Posted by: NC Ref at April 24, 2012 10:53 PM (/izg2)


LOL! True that. This thing is way too fucking small to read a book on anyways.

I'm stubborn tho, I'll probably keep trying and keep bitching about it.

Posted by: ErikW at April 24, 2012 10:59 PM (UTHNU)

119 OMG, here's Polliwog. We need a group hug, there are so many awesome morons here tonight. {{{<3}}}

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:00 PM (lJ2es)

120 I posted this in an early thread but, apparently, that crowd isn't as much fun as the ONT crew....


One of the moron faves, Cee Lo Green, reunited with his band, The
Goodie Mob, last night on the voice. Here's their new song, Fight to
Win.

http://bit.ly/IljV0l

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 24, 2012 11:00 PM (piMMO)

121 Sorry Sean. Flight leaves in the early a.m.

Posted by: mpfs


Enjoy the trip. Catch some sun....but not too much.

You're a ginger after all

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 24, 2012 11:00 PM (ABzUJ)

122 If you were that good at it you're first thought would have been to dictate a book on being a lazy ass.. lol
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 10:49 PM (R5yLq)


'Swhy people *stay* disorganized, they and organized people live in completely different worlds. The words just don't make sense when you explain it.

The person who bridges that gap will be a kajillionaire.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 11:00 PM (bxiXv)

123 Oh yeah, check out the surf & turf farewell dinner boy toy made http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=mt2crd&s=6 . We need to set up mouseapalooza II, complete with boy toy/SOS/

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy aka st tits at April 24, 2012 11:01 PM (OoWvj)

124 Thanks Peaches. I know if you were going with me we would have a blast. Its for the husbands 60th birthday. Got a deluxe suite, beach front with all the booze and food. I expect mucho hangover.

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2012 11:01 PM (TlwCF)

125 One of the moron faves, Cee Lo Green, reunited with his band, The Goodie Mob, last night on the voice. Here's their new song, Fight to Win.http://bit.ly/IljV0l
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 24, 2012 11:00 PM (piMMO)


Did you get to hear him fart?

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2012 11:02 PM (GULKT)

126 Hey what do you have against a form of "safe" entertainment that fails
every three weeks endangering the lives of the people inside it and half
the time the entire ship as well?

I'm going to have to kill you for that.

Posted by: evil abraham lincoln hologram chanelling president obama at April 24, 2012 11:03 PM (nU/dt)

127 No lawyers where you live, Robert? I think you could parlay that into something sweet . . .

Not once the opposing counsel discovers that he broke it on purpose and something kinky was involved.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 11:03 PM (R5yLq)

128 Sean,
I will have major freckles!

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2012 11:04 PM (TlwCF)

129 I hate to be a downer, but does anyone have an experience with kidney cancer or a family member/friend who had it?
Posted by: Ben at April 24, 201

Hey Ben, you may already be gone, but if not, I had surgery for kidney cancer back in November. So far so good, although I am having issues getting the followup PET scan, and am fighting with the surgeon's billing office, who keep insisting that my husband's birth year was 1903. THe insurance company seems skeptical that a 109 year old man would be married to a 48 year-probably because I am too old, they would have some 19 year old plastic boobed bimbo.

Posted by: moki at April 24, 2012 11:04 PM (dZmFh)

130 Oops Im a couple merlots in. Cook off between boytoy/SOS/pat/birkenstock cowboy!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy aka st tits at April 24, 2012 11:05 PM (OoWvj)

131 I expect mucho hangover.

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2012 11:01 PM (TlwCF)

Take some Aleves with you (don't ask me how I know). The generics from Costco work just fine . . . Have a great time and tell Mr. mpfs welcome to the dark side.

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:05 PM (lJ2es)

132 5 year survival for a resected stage 1 tumor (confined entirely within the kidney) is 90 per cent. Recurrences beyond 5 years are uncommon. However if disease is beyond the kidney, survival rates on average go down significantly.

Survival rates are averages for a population, not a perfect prediction for any one individual. I had an aunt with breast ca and mets whose doc told her to go away because she only had 6 months. She lived 5 really good years after that. When she went back to see the doc, she found out that he had died very shortly after that last visit 5 years before.

God only knowsvthe outcome for an individual person.

Ben, I hope for the very best for your loved one (or you if that's who is being diagnosed)

Posted by: Jade Sea at April 24, 2012 11:05 PM (6kE8K)

133 Not once the opposing counsel discovers that he broke it on purpose and something kinky was involved.. lol

SoS, it was Pledge, not Wesson Oil . . . . . . . .

My boss says he wants to go out in a tragic accident involving two nubile young ladies, a coupla gallons of Wesson Oil and a kiddie blow-up swimming pool.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 11:05 PM (7yvLv)

134 Moki, what kind did you have? Stage 1 or other?


Posted by: Ben at April 24, 2012 11:05 PM (UvdzB)

135 Oops Im a couple merlots in. Cook off between boytoy/SOS/pat/birkenstock cowboy!

Sure I'm in. Been nice to have people to cook for again.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 11:05 PM (R5yLq)

136 g'evening, 'rons

just a drive-by tonight: I got laid off this afternoon (if you're keeping score at home, that's now twice since The Won occupied the WH)

I should have knowd: I was at one of our plants last week and was astounded by the lack of activity; an 800,000 sf building, 30 people on the production floor. Rows and rows and rows and rows and rows of parts queued up with no one to ship them to.

The "rows and rows" of parts? They're all for the Chevy Volt. Once again, I can say "Thanks, Barack!". I lost a house the last time; this time I'll lose everything else.

I fcukin' hate The Stoopid Business™, don't get me started on The Stuttering Clusterfuck of Miserable Failure.

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 24, 2012 11:06 PM (JMmQ9)

137 lol moki. Vaguely remember that some teenager married a Confederate Vet who was in his 100s. Said teenager got herself a meal ticket well into the 20th century.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 24, 2012 11:06 PM (QTHTd)

138 Ben, may GOD bless you with that kidney problem. The treatment can be rough, but the alternative is worse. Always remember that. August will be 7 years since my last treatment (chemo and radiation) for throat cancer.

Posted by: EROWMER at April 24, 2012 11:06 PM (sIm3i)

139 Alton, sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 24, 2012 11:06 PM (QTHTd)

140 Why I'm Depressed:

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel , “Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land.”

Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, “Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land.”

Today, Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!

I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc . . . I called a Suicide Hotline. I had to press 1 for English. I was then connected to a call center in Pakistan . I told them I was suicidal. They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck.

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2012 11:06 PM (GULKT)

141 SoS, it was Pledge, not Wesson Oil . . . . . . . .

And if it were anyone but Robert, that might mean something.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 11:07 PM (R5yLq)

142 Sorry to hear the bad news Alton.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:07 PM (OWjjx)

143 Alton, that really sucks

It sucks more when the MBM tells everyone the employment situation is "improving"

Hang in there

Posted by: kbdabear at April 24, 2012 11:08 PM (Y+DPZ)

144 Alton, I am so sorry.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 24, 2012 11:08 PM (DGIjM)

145 Thanks Jade. I'm scouring the internet right now. It all seems to say the same stuff, but they don't seem to address what happens if it's successfully removed. Is it re-occuring? If so, what are the numbers on that.


That sort of stuff.

Posted by: Ben at April 24, 2012 11:08 PM (UvdzB)

146 buzzion nominated for thread winner

Posted by: NC Ref at April 24, 2012 11:08 PM (/izg2)

147 Niedermeyer, is there a REASON you made me listen to that shit? Because, I copied and pasted it and did so, because I like and respect you . . . or I did 10 minutes ago. And because I've been watching The Voice, which I am now SO over, because they picked all the wrong peeps, but I was riveted by CeeLo's freakishly tiny hands. Okay, I'm just gonna stop right here.


Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:09 PM (lJ2es)

148 I have a question about the holodeck.

It was empty almost every time someone went to use it.

I know that doesn't sound like a question, but it is.

If you had a machine that could do live interactive porn, would you ever leave the damned thing? Not to mention the places you always wanted to go, or for that matter training scenarios and simulators.

That was BS, everyone but the captain would have to schedule ahead like a year to use the damned thing.

Then again, everyone in Star Trek works their whole life for the reward of having done so, because they get just as many resources for sitting on their ass. Stupid commie fantasy.

In the real world, that entire civilization would look like Cuba, and the Ferengi would be running everything because they're the only ones who have *jobs*.

It also bugged me that they went out of their way to make ferengi look and sound like simian Jews. I was waiting for the sleepy Mexican aliens or the rigid and humorless German aliens. Friggin' racists.

...


I turned that into an angry rant, didn't I?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 11:09 PM (bxiXv)

149 Sorry to hear that Alton

Posted by: Ben at April 24, 2012 11:10 PM (UvdzB)

150 OMFG, has anyone else seen the vid Rush talked about today, by the NYT union/guild? It is MIND-BOGGLING how clueless and economically illiterate these creme de la journalistique creme show themselves to be!!

Here is a good link: http://networkedblogs.com/wPEq3

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 24, 2012 11:10 PM (Dd+yB)

151 Niedermeyer, is there a REASON you made me listen to that shit?

****

I think it's a great song about our soldiers.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 24, 2012 11:10 PM (piMMO)

152 hah, small hands. I haz those. When I was fitted for a class ring, I had to go for the lady's size.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 24, 2012 11:11 PM (QTHTd)

153 Bought some ammo today. I now have a gun and some bullets, and no idea how to use either! I am officially dangerous. Looking for training courses now.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 24, 2012 11:11 PM (i0App)

154 {{{{AltonJackson}}}} sorry for your troubles, my friend . . . you're on the prayer list (fuckin' thing keeps getting longer, and I blame the dogeater)

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:11 PM (lJ2es)

155
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 24, 2012 11:11 PM (i0App)


Welcome to the dark side.!!

Posted by: fixerupper at April 24, 2012 11:12 PM (ffV1/)

156 Ben,

My mother in law had kidney cancer, they actually froze it then took it out.

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2012 11:12 PM (TlwCF)

157 Just got here, so I'm commenting blind, but: I was Soviet Studies. I never thought I'd be making half of what I'm making.

Of course, if you'd asked me even five years ago if I'd have my current position, I'd have laughed at you. So...all I can say is, if you're good at what you do, you can make it. Even in nonprofit world.

Posted by: Dianna at April 24, 2012 11:12 PM (mKMj1)

158 Today, Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!

True, but on the upside - well, it its for the childrenz. Or as our first wookie once said, "Let them eat dog!"

Hmm.. ya, were fucked.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 11:12 PM (R5yLq)

159 That was BS, everyone but the captain would have to schedule ahead like a year to use the damned thing. Then again, everyone in Star Trek works their whole life for the reward of having done so, because they get just as many resources for sitting on their ass. Stupid commie fantasy. In the real world, that entire civilization would look like Cuba, and the Ferengi would be running everything because they're the only ones who have *jobs*. It also bugged me that they went out of their way to make ferengi look and sound like simian Jews. I was waiting for the sleepy Mexican aliens or the rigid and humorless German aliens. Friggin' racists. ... I turned that into an angry rant, didn't I?
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 11:09 PM (bxiXv)


On Deep Space Nine, the holosuites were always busy, you had to have it scheduled and several times there were problems because they needed to kick someone out of the holosuites. And they had a much safer track record than the Starship Holodecks. Only the Julian Bashir - Secret Agent episode was anyone actually in danger.

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2012 11:13 PM (GULKT)

160 Posted by: moki at April 24, 2012 11:04 PM (dZmFh)

Oh moki!! Paperpusher can be very strange, although I suppose it could be their computers. Glad you're around though.

I'm not sure that was actually coherent.

Hugs back to you Peaches.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at April 24, 2012 11:13 PM (X8/ER)

161 LOL! True that. This thing is way too fucking small to read a book on anyways.



I'm stubborn tho, I'll probably keep trying and keep bitching about it.

Posted by: ErikW at April 24, 2012 10:59 PM (UTHNU)

Do you meant you have the Kindle app pre-loaded on your Phone? I read on mine when I'm unexpectedly stuck in line somewhere with nothing to do. Since you can adjust the type size it's actually not bad for a few minutes of reading.

Posted by: Retread at April 24, 2012 11:13 PM (joSBv)

162 Alton, Ben....prayers for youse and y'alls families.

Posted by: NC Ref at April 24, 2012 11:13 PM (/izg2)

163 "36 Someone cheer me up.
Posted by: Radish A. Radish"

Bull riding's on GAC.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 24, 2012 11:14 PM (V/Aej)

164 Got ESPN on in the background. Played baseball in HS but have never been a fan of the MLB games. But watching some highlights, I'm amazed at the way baseball (the game) has remained almost the same as originally laid out.

90 foot bases, 60 foot pitching distance, etc. As the bats and balls improved and the speed of the runners got better, the fielding and throwing techniques have improved. A two-hopper to the shortstop still results in a close play at first. The fly balls stay in the air longer, but the outfielders' arms are better so the tag and go plays at home are close. Pretty cool.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 11:14 PM (7yvLv)

165 Alton Jackson, I am very sorry to read of your troubles.

Posted by: Dianna at April 24, 2012 11:14 PM (mKMj1)

166 I think it's a great song about our soldiers.


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 24, 2012 11:10 PM (piMMO)
Okay, good, thanks and sorry for my stoopid comment. All I heard was noise and a beat. It's prob'ly cause I'm old . . . I do like CeeLo . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:14 PM (lJ2es)

167 Hello to all!

Man, we had a bodacious thunderstorm last night, then the rain. I love falling asleep to the sound of rain on the roof.

Posted by: Theresa at April 24, 2012 11:14 PM (Cf5RM)

168 I was waiting for the sleepy Mexican aliens or the rigid and humorless German aliens

They had the rigid and humourless German aliens - they were the Cardassians.

Yes, the Ferengi were antiSemitic stereotypes. Excepting for Rom in DS9, who was a passive-aggressive commie douchebag. Which when I come to think of it, is also a Jewish stereotype . . .

I rooted for Quark, as best I could, given the bullshit the writers foisted upon him.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 24, 2012 11:15 PM (QTHTd)

169 Bought some ammo today. I now have a gun and some bullets, and no idea how to use either! I am officially dangerous. Looking for training courses now.

Ok, three simple rules. Never point it at anything you don't want to kill. Second, it's always loaded. Even if you are absolutely certain it's not loaded, you still treat it as if it were loaded. Third and final rule, always obey the first two rules.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 11:15 PM (R5yLq)

170 I fcukin' hate The Stoopid Business™, don't get me started on The Stuttering Clusterfuck of Miserable Failure.
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 24, 2012 11:06 PM (JMmQ9)


I am glad you're trying to make a little bit of funny out of it, but it's not funny.

So many people are in your position because of the freaking backstabbing left, the media (BIRM), and the whole economy is in the freaking tank, I know so many people running their savings down (mine are gone)...

And if my new Doc does get me out of this damned hole, I'll be trying to re-enter the "job market" with a 2+ year hole to explain in this moffer-facking economy.

So we're with you, brother. Maybe in more ways that we'd like, but we're with you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 11:16 PM (bxiXv)

171
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy aka st tits at April 24, 2012 11:01 PM (OoWvj)


Hmmmmm those crab cakes look almost as good as mine! ;p

Posted by: NC Ref at April 24, 2012 11:16 PM (/izg2)

172 If you had a machine that could do live interactive porn, would you ever leave the damned thing?
TNG had a recurring character who was addicted to the holodeck and appeared in several episodes including ones in Voyager. And they did mention having to schedule for sessions. Still crap, mind you; it turning into Better Than Life™ from Red Dwarf would be the more likely outcome.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 11:16 PM (nU/dt)

173
90 foot bases, 60 foot pitching distance, etc.

Didn't the pitching distance actually get lengthened at some point and the mound lowered? I'm too lazy to look it up.

Posted by: booger at April 24, 2012 11:16 PM (HI6wa)

174 Top Shot challenge tonight is shooting a Browning M1919 off the back of a WW2 era Halftrack.

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2012 11:16 PM (GULKT)

175 Hey Boulder!!! My hubby is 54, and tired, I can't imagine a 109 year old guy with a young chick!!

Ben-I had Stage 2 Renal Cell Carcinoma-the tumor was 2 centimeters. It was on top of my right kidney, attached to my lung and liver, and 1/4 centimeter from my adrenal gland. My urologist had it biopsied, and decided I was a candidate for cryosurgery-they stuck me full of meat thermometers, and froze the tumor, and parts of my liver and lungs, and my body then absorbed the cancer slushie. I went home that day, felt like crap for a couple of days, and then started getting back to normal. The key is where the tumor is-if it's outside, it's a higher risk of invading other organs, like mine was trying to do. If the tumor is inside, then you will likely have the kidney resected-meaning the part with the tumor taken out, or the entire kidney removed. If that is the case, ask the urologist to check the function on your surviving kidney, to make sure you will be okay with only one. Both my dad and my brother had RCC, and had kidneys removed-my brother is a 15 year survivor.

Generally, chemo doesn't work on RCC-if the cells have spread they use interferon treatment, which is also quite successful, although a bitch to go through. I didn't read up thread, do you mind sharing what your diagnosis was again?

Posted by: moki at April 24, 2012 11:16 PM (dZmFh)

176 Okay, good, thanks and sorry for my stoopid comment. All I heard was
noise and a beat. It's prob'ly cause I'm old . . . I do like CeeLo . .


****

Okay, okay.

I'm getting off your lawn.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 24, 2012 11:16 PM (piMMO)

177 As a Petroleum Engineering major, you are all my bitches..

Posted by: TexasJew at April 24, 2012 11:17 PM (6fuWH)

178 Hey, wdn't it be nice if we had a heroic post-racial President who cd make sure that street mobs wdn't lynch people of a different color on the street? Make effective calls for calm, and patience, and all that good shizzzz? Rather than demagoguing the issues, along with an arsonist Attorney General?

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 24, 2012 11:17 PM (Dd+yB)

179 >>>Niedermeyer, is there a REASON you made me listen to that shit? Because,
I copied and pasted it and did so, because I like and respect you . . .
or I did 10 minutes ago. And because I've been watching The Voice,
which I am now SO over, because they picked all the wrong peeps, but I
was riveted by CeeLo's freakishly tiny hands. Okay, I'm just gonna stop
right here.

Let me be clear... I can sing better than all those losers. Can I get an "amen"?

Posted by: BeeHo Bama at April 24, 2012 11:17 PM (r98n4)

180 The photo story is funny. I have participated in many a prank. Sadly, to protect the names of the co conspirators I am unable to list the finer examples.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:18 PM (Z9EHQ)

181 "Well, to hear Ken tell it, pron didn't start until the 80s and women never had sex outside of marriage until the 70s."

Yup, and all those good Catholic girls had premature babies.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 24, 2012 11:18 PM (V/Aej)

182 booger, they fool around with mound height now and then, but 60 feet has been there for decades. IIRC, Bob Gibson managed to get the mound lowered all by himself. Just a leetle too strong, made too many big time hitters look small time.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 11:19 PM (7yvLv)

183 Do you meant you have the Kindle app pre-loaded on your Phone? I read on mine when I'm unexpectedly stuck in line somewhere with nothing to do. Since you can adjust the type size it's actually not bad for a few minutes of reading.

Posted by: Retread at April 24, 2012 11:13 PM (joSBv)


It won't accept my registration. I'm hoping it's just a glitch that gets worked out.

It's one of those deals where I fill out the information fields and when I click "accept" nothing happens. At all.

Posted by: ErikW at April 24, 2012 11:19 PM (UTHNU)

184 I rooted for Quark, as best I could,
Who was also Stan the Caddy from Seinfeld.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 11:19 PM (nU/dt)

185 Didn't the pitching distance actually get lengthened at some point and the mound lowered? I'm too lazy to look it up.

The distance from the mound to the plate has always remained the same (60 feet, 6 inches). After the 1968 season, when pitchers were extremely dominate (Bob Gibson has a 1.12 ERA for the season) the mound height was lowered.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:19 PM (OWjjx)

186 re-enter the "job market" with a 2+ year hole to explain in this moffer-facking economy.

I've heard/read that there's no point in dissembling on this anymore. You just look 'em straight in the eye and say, I got fucked by the current state of affairs (rephrase to suit the occasion). Who the hell isn't going to understand that? Of course, it helps if you're not old, which I will be when it happens to me (again) in a couple of months.

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:19 PM (lJ2es)

187
181 "Well, to hear Ken tell it, pron didn't start until the 80s and women never had sex outside of marriage until the 70s." Yup, and all those good Catholic girls had premature babies.
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 24, 2012 11:18 PM (V/Aej)


And they really did spend the summer away just visiting relatives in the country because they really really missed them.

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2012 11:19 PM (GULKT)

188 Posted by: JewishOdysseus at April 24, 2012 11:10 PM (Dd+yB)

Remember when people wrote things on the internet? Good times.

I wish I had the patience to watch a bunch of lefty douchebags prattle. But if I did I'd do something else anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 11:19 PM (bxiXv)

189 Posted by: NC Ref at April 24, 2012 11:16 PM (/izg2)

Ahhh so you can participate in the cookoff too.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy aka st tits at April 24, 2012 11:20 PM (OoWvj)

190 Posted by: MrCaniac in the OBX at April 24, 2012 10:29 PM (FoNan)

What's really scary about college is that most professors think that they are smarter than their students.

Anyone who spends his life trying to impress 20-year-olds with his intellect is a fucking loser.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:21 PM (nEUpB)

191 [i[153 Bought some ammo today. I now have a gun and some bullets, and no idea how to use either! I am officially dangerous. Looking for training courses now.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 24, 2012 11:11 PM (i0App)


Good luck getting less dangerous to yourself and loved ones, and more dangerous to those who require it - you will enjoy it all the way. I hope you enjoy shooting and never have to fire a single shot in anger or fear.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 24, 2012 11:21 PM (ND9u8)

192 Thanks, Malamutt. Forgot about the six inches. [That's what she said.]

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 11:21 PM (7yvLv)

193 Let me be clear... I can sing better than all those losers. Can I get an "amen"?


Posted by: BeeHo Bama at April 24, 2012 11:17 PM (r98n4)
I was thinking about a quick fap and then I thought, peaches, you could never do this as well as Obama could, why bother?

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:22 PM (lJ2es)

194 Moki. It's not my diagnosis, but someone I care about deeply.

They were doing tests for something else and noticed something on/in the kidney. (not sure which).

They have scheduled him for a surgery in about three weeks to cut it out. He implied that they won't know what stage it is until they cut it out.

I just found out tonight, so I don't really have many facts. I've been reading non stop for the past two hours.

You said your father and your brother had it and your brother is a 15 year survivor.
What about your father?

Posted by: Ben at April 24, 2012 11:23 PM (UvdzB)

195 I was thinking about a quick fap and then I thought, peaches, you could never do this as well as Obama could, why bother?
Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:22 PM (lJ2es)


No please go on get to it.

Posted by: Ghost at April 24, 2012 11:23 PM (GULKT)

196 Farrakan went to Arkansas and said this:

“It ain’t about hating you. We ain’t got no time for that. But we know who we’re dealing with. We know what we’re dealing with,” he said. ”We know your origin in the world and we know how long you were set to live and unless you change, your end has come.”

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at April 24, 2012 11:23 PM (DGIjM)

197 Posted by: StuckOnStupid at April 24, 2012 11:15 PM (R5yLq)

1) All guns are always loaded.
2) Never cover anything with your muzzle unless you are willing to destroy it.
3) Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
4) Always be aware of your target and what is behind it.

Some people think 2 and 4 are redundant, but they're not. You have to do both. 2 is handling and 4 is downrange safety.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 11:23 PM (bxiXv)

198 I hear ya Peaches. The mister is a sixty year old white male. What do you think his chances are? Thank God when he was retired out of Shell they gave him a good package or we would have been fucked but good. I know one thing, if the tax package is passed and SCFOAMF gets reelected we are packing up and heading to Nevada.

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2012 11:23 PM (TlwCF)

199 Anyone who spends his life trying to impress 20-year-olds with his intellect is a fucking loser.


*****

Spoken succinctly and directly and with more than just a smidge of the common sense which comes with maturity.

When the hell are professors going to stop playing the popularity game?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 24, 2012 11:23 PM (piMMO)

200 Ok, three simple rules. Never point it at anything
you don't want to kill. Second, it's always loaded. Even if you are
absolutely certain it's not loaded, you still treat it as if it were
loaded. Third and final rule, always obey the first two rules.



Posted by: StuckOnStupid

Listen to SoS.

I have never been stupid with a firearm because I believe these rules in my soul.

Never, ever, point a gun at anything you do not mean to kill - even if it's a really obnoxious stain on the wall (because dry firing can be embarrassing if you were dumb enough to have forgotten that all guns are loaded until you, personally, have verified that said weapon is not).

Even if you are absolutely certain (in the abstract, because you took the magazine out this morning before you put the gun and magazine in the safe) the gun is not loaded, treat is as if it is. That way, you never have an unpleasant surprise.

Posted by: Dianna at April 24, 2012 11:24 PM (mKMj1)

201 Peaches, I think even most of the male morons here would have trouble beating Obie in the self-love department

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 24, 2012 11:24 PM (QTHTd)

202 I was involved in a particular prank. It was known by every person on campus and affected the daily activities of many if not all of the students. My co-conspirator and I were never caught, however, making the victory of our prank even sweeter than accomplishing the prank itself was the fact that others, claiming to have achieved our prank, were punished in our stead.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:25 PM (Z9EHQ)

203 If you had a machine that could do live interactive porn, would you ever leave the damned thing?

The holodeck would be the last thing humanity would ever invent.

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 24, 2012 11:25 PM (9/ZQ6)

204
37Physical sciences seems quite compressed...how many of those are high school teachers?


That's because a BS in the physical sciences ain't shit, and a master's isn't much better. To get anywhere in the (real) sciences requires a PhD, which practicing scientists would generally consider a learner's permit. (The lab lore of fuckups by newly minted PhD scientists would make a many volume set.)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:25 PM (bylA8)

205 As a Petroleum Engineering major, you are all my bitches..

As a tax lawyer, Texas Jew, the only thing standing between your money (and your employer's money) and the government is me,,,,,,,,,,,,,

you can thank me later......when my bill arrives.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:25 PM (OWjjx)

206 That's cool, mpfs. You can buy a home for about 12 bucks there these days (if only I hadn't squandered my lottery winnings, lol). And there's no income tax. Good move! But, meanwhile, have a wonderful time in Mexico!

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:26 PM (lJ2es)

207 It won't accept my registration. I'm hoping it's just a glitch that gets worked out.



It's one of those deals where I fill out the information fields and when I click "accept" nothing happens. At all.


I'm not clear what you mean by registration. Have you ever bought anything from Amazon in the past? If you have then log on with your e-mail and pw. No need to register the phone with Amazon. Or do you mean you're a newbie at Amazon?

Posted by: Retread at April 24, 2012 11:26 PM (joSBv)

208 They were doing tests for something else and noticed something on/in the kidney.

If there is any good news - maybe this is some. Hopefully it means that it is at an early stage and wasn't causing symptoms. Maybe whatever the other problem is will end up being a good thing as (hopefully) this was caught early.

Posted by: someone at April 24, 2012 11:27 PM (bqjJT)

209 you are all EE's bitches.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:27 PM (Z9EHQ)

210 Good night, morons everywhere. Thanks for the ONT, Maet! Keep yer powder dry.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at April 24, 2012 11:27 PM (7yvLv)

211 Here's a question my local librarian took two years to answer. "why is there a pitcher's mound?"

Posted by: Thomas at April 24, 2012 11:27 PM (/5A+N)

212 177
As a Petroleum Engineering major, you are all my bitches..

Posted by: TexasJew

Thhbbbbttt!

Nope.

Posted by: Dianna at April 24, 2012 11:27 PM (mKMj1)

213 Ahhh so you can participate in the cookoff too.



Game. On.



Yum! I don't think anyone would actually lose that competition.

Posted by: NC Ref at April 24, 2012 11:28 PM (/izg2)

214 Also, to whomever bought the gun.

Make sure your finger isn't on the trigger when you pull the slide back. This is a common mistake. People with their left hand try to grip the gun and pull the slide back with their right hand. They sometimes don't even realize they're holding the trigger down with their left hand.


Posted by: Ben at April 24, 2012 11:28 PM (UvdzB)

215 Hey, fellow 'rons. There's been some efforts to promote gun safety on the blog, and I think we all appreciate that. Being who I am, I have to set the record straight, since the basic rules have not been put down correctly here on multiple occasions, so here's my public safety announcement, courtesy of Jefff Cooper (paraphrased somewhat):

1. Every gun is loaded always.

2. Never point a gun at anything you don't intend to destroy.

3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.

4. Know your target, and what is beyond it. You are responsible for every bullet that leaves your gun.


Be safe, and have fun turning money into noise!

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 24, 2012 11:28 PM (ND9u8)

216 Alton and Ben, my best wishes that things work out for you both.

My granddad had a calcium carbide miner's lamp. It was a head mounted version. AFAIK, he never used it to launch barrels though.

I have a collection of things my plant made back in the day I was running the joint. One of them is ~30 SF of silicone coated kevlar made for Israel's use in tank seats. I've been saving it for the zombie apocalypse.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 24, 2012 11:28 PM (ccXZP)

217 Alton, I am so sorry about your job. Prayers for a new job asap!!

Polli!! Thanks! It's been six months, and we are still battling trying to get the bill paid before I start the follow up-which is another nightmare. The doctor said call the hospital and schedule, the hospital said call the doctor and schedule. I'm starting to get a bit testy about the whole thing. So Ben, I highly advise that you NOT have your procedure down in the Panhandle of Florida. It is just too damn complicated.

I also realized that my ramble really didn't make much sense. If the tumor is outside the kidney, is may be more invasive, but you are a better candidate for cryosurgery-freezing the sucker. IF the tumor is inside the kidney, you will probably have to have it removed.

As to recurrence, that is what I am trying to find out. Both my dad and my brother did not have recurrence of kidney cancer. My doctor said that it generally does not come back if you remove all of it. We'll see. But my prayers are yours, Ben, if you need them. Cancer is scary, and some doctors do a better job of guiding you through it than others. I will definitely pray that you get a better doctor.

On a similar note, my daughter has had medical issues for a number of years, and it appears that it's due to her kidney reflux she had as a baby-congenital defect of the kidneys/ureters and bladder. Now she is having serious reactions to the medication that keeps her from having chronic bladder infections, so we are back to square one. Kidneys aren't having much luck at our house.

Posted by: moki at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (dZmFh)

218 I've heard/read that there's no point in dissembling on this anymore.
Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:19 PM (lJ2es)


I wouldn't do it if there was a point. I had another hole in my resume before, the problem is not that you can't explain it, it's that you never make it to the interview process.

Last time it took two years and about, oh, I don't know, 1500-2000 applications? Finally got a *great* job through a temp agency, then the stupid bug.

It's not impossible, I'm just not looking forward to it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (bxiXv)

219 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:25 PM (Z9EHQ)

This may be the pinnacle of pranks: succeeding with a marvelous prank that is so good that others are willing to take the heat for it just to bask in its glory.

Well done sir...well done.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (nEUpB)

220 1. Every gun is loaded always.

2. Never point a gun at anything you don't intend to destroy.

3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.

4. Know your target, and what is beyond it. You are responsible for every bullet that leaves your gun.


Be safe, and have fun turning money into noise!
Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 24, 2012 11:28 PM (ND9u

FYI, same for flame throwers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (Z9EHQ)

221 Here's a question my local librarian took two years to answer. "why is there a pitcher's mound?"

We don't seem to need one.

Posted by: Softball Pitchers at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (OWjjx)

222 184
I rooted for Quark, as best I could,
Who was also Stan the Caddy from Seinfeld.


Posted by: andycanuck

And the Principal from a season of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer.

Posted by: Dianna at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (mKMj1)

223 Cheering up Radish

You think you got it tough? Think about the stress I live with.

Posted by: Bo at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (V/Aej)

224 Sleep tight, morons!

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 24, 2012 11:30 PM (LrKfv)

225 Cubs walk off with it.
Somewhere NCJ is celebrating by eating a weiner with a pickle on it.

Posted by: garrett at April 24, 2012 11:31 PM (nkg21)

226 When that man in the mom jeans comes sniffing around I hide under the bed.

Posted by: Bo at April 24, 2012 11:31 PM (V/Aej)

227
What's really scary about college is that most professors think that they are smarter than their students.


Anyone who spends his life trying to impress 20-year-olds with his intellect is a fucking loser.



Mixed review on this one. Most professors are probably smarter than their students, since they presumably mastered the material that two-thirds of the students will struggle with to varying extents.

OTOH, fully agree with the second proposition. If, after untold years of study, you don't know more about the subject than a late adolescent who's never heard of it before, it's a pretty sorry lookout. A corollary: as a lecturer, you're the least important person in the lecture theater. It's not about you.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:31 PM (bylA8)

228 My thoughts are that is still cheaper to educate a Lib Arts major than the STEM majors. Cheaper for the school that is. So, the best way to have higher education for the masses is to have push them in the one with the lowest costs (again for the provider).

That's what Jerry Brown did back in the 80s for CA, and look what it got us.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at April 24, 2012 11:32 PM (mJDLm)

229 Mallamutt, should it worry me that I received my state, (ILL) tax return weeks ago, and have yet to receive my Fed return?

Posted by: cm9000 at April 24, 2012 11:32 PM (MwTP4)

230
213 Ahhh so you can participate in the cookoff too.Game. On.Yum! I don't think anyone would actually lose that competition.
Posted by: NC Ref at April 24, 2012 11:28 PM (/izg2)


I beg to differ.

Posted by: The button on your pants. at April 24, 2012 11:32 PM (GULKT)

231 Strangely enough, the answer was quite practical. Need was not involved. Exactly.

Posted by: Thomas at April 24, 2012 11:32 PM (/5A+N)

232 Addendum...
5. And no smoking while filling up the reservoir.
[Flamethrower specific; ignore for small-arms.]

Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 11:32 PM (nU/dt)

233 This may be the pinnacle of pranks: succeeding with a marvelous prank that is so good that others are willing to take the heat for it just to bask in its glory.

Well done sir...well done.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (nEUpB)

Thank you sir. It doe make me grin to remember the whole thing. In fairness, I am not sure they were willing to take the heat. They were blowing hot air to impress some girls and one of the girls turned them in. The administration assumed they were necessarily guilty because they claimed to have perpetrated the prank and the admin really wanted to make an example of someone. liberals indeed.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:32 PM (Z9EHQ)

234 Cubs walk off with it. Somewhere NCJ is celebrating by eating a weiner with a pickle on it.

Two nights in a row.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:32 PM (OWjjx)

235 Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 24, 2012 11:28 PM (ND9u

Excellent. And worth repeating every week or so.

I have never had a ND (some people call them "ADs" but that is bullshit. It's negligent, not accidental), and I plan on being careful enough that it never happens.

Jeff Cooper was great to read (aside from that pompous "we" shit).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:32 PM (nEUpB)

236 Anyone who spends his life trying to impress 20-year-olds with his intellect is a fucking loser.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:21 PM (nEUpB)


Well, I ain't gonna impress 'em with my physique or my bank account, I have to use something!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 11:33 PM (bxiXv)

237 FYI, same for flame throwers.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (Z9EHQ)


Sure, not to mention slingshots, crossbows, longbows, etc.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 24, 2012 11:33 PM (ND9u8)

238 It's not impossible, I'm just not looking forward to it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (bxiXv)

I feel for you, Merovign. Been there, done that, survived only by a simple twist of fate. And about to go under the bus again, very possibly. This isn't the life we were promised, that's for sure . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:33 PM (lJ2es)

239 I'll keep an eye out for him if I ever get around to watching the Buffy series, Dianna, that several of my friends do recommend.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 11:34 PM (nU/dt)

240
Sure, not to mention slingshots, crossbows, longbows, etc.
Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 24, 2012 11:33 PM (ND9u

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:34 PM (Z9EHQ)

241 I think we should found an AOS Conservative Commune. Al, the unemployed can go there and find a way to bring people over to the Ewok side. Grow your own food, shoot bunnies and squirrels and drink Valurite.

It could happen.

Posted by: mpfs at April 24, 2012 11:35 PM (TlwCF)

242 Or do you mean you're a newbie at Amazon?

Posted by: Retread at April 24, 2012 11:26 PM (joSBv)

Yeah, that and I just got done figuring out the new phone. I guess in order to work correctly, Google, Amazon and god knows whatelse has to have everything in perfect order to work correctly.

Or I'm an idiot, which is also possible.

Posted by: ErikW at April 24, 2012 11:35 PM (UTHNU)

243 Two nights in a row.
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:32 PM (OWjjx)

maybe it's their year?

Posted by: garrett at April 24, 2012 11:35 PM (nkg21)

244 Our local paper had an article on the front page yesterday "College grads wait for jobs, or wait tables". The accompanying pic shows a baristain a Seattle coffee shop. The caption says, "he has recently graduated with a degree in creative writing, but months spent searching forjobs have come up fruitless."

WTF kind of job does he expect with adegree in creative writing?

Posted by: Bill R. at April 24, 2012 11:35 PM (ZjexS)

245
221Here's a question my local librarian took two years to answer. "why is there a pitcher's mound?"


We don't seem to need one.
Posted by: Softball Pitchers at April 24, 2012 11:29 PM (OWjjx)
Duh. One of the things that makes softball pitching effective is the rising trajectory. A pitcher's mound would hurt a softball pitcher's performance, by requiring her either to throw a slower or a flatter pitch to throw a strike.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:35 PM (bylA8)

246
239 I'll keep an eye out for him if I ever get around to watching the Buffy series, Dianna, that several of my friends do recommend.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 11:34 PM (nU/dt)


Season 2 and 3 of Buffy is when he was the principal.

Posted by: buzzion at April 24, 2012 11:36 PM (GULKT)

247 You said your father and your brother had it and your brother is a 15 year survivor.
What about your father?

Posted by: Ben


Ben, kidney cancer was the BEST thing that happened to my dad-the man had over twenty heart attacks, a shattered lumbar that required 3 disc and fusions, lung cancer, lupus, and the chronic pain of all the above. He was a tough old codger who loved the Lord, loved his wife of 48 years, his family of five kids, and generally blessed anyone who crossed his path. He passed away in 1990, but not from the kidney cancer.

This is a scary diagnosis, and if you could go with your loved one to the doctor, and hear their prognosis from him, that might relieve some of your worry. Generally, kidney cancer is very survivable, unless it is very late stage. Most RCC is found when the patient is being seen for something else-which is how mine was found as well.

Posted by: moki at April 24, 2012 11:36 PM (dZmFh)

248 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:31 PM (bylA

I don't equate mastery of arcane and sometimes trivial material with intelligence.

Yes, some professors are extremely bright. So are some carpenters and plumbers and guys who pump gas.

But Carpenters and plumbers and gas jockeys haven't chosen their fields specifically to inflate their egos and their sense of superiority.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:37 PM (nEUpB)

249 Interesting salary chart, but it would help to include the salaries of the people who go to grad school (the numbers they included were only for people who stopped at their bachelors). As it is, it's discounting everybody in the sciences who became a doctor, everybody who became a lawyer (yeah, the market's shitty, but some are doing well), and PhDs in the sciences and engineering.

Posted by: AD at April 24, 2012 11:37 PM (XtUaw)

250 Armin Shimerman was also in the movie Atlas Shrugged

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 24, 2012 11:37 PM (QTHTd)

251 Excellent. And worth repeating every week or so. I have never had a ND (some people call them "ADs" but that is bullshit. It's negligent, not accidental), and I plan on being careful enough that it never happens. Jeff Cooper was great to read (aside from that pompous "we" shit).
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:32 PM (nEUpB)



Newsletter? I'll at least take the free trial subscription, so long as it's delivered in a plain brown wrapper. Where I live, I doubt it pays to be spotted walking from the mailbox with "Charlie's Dildo Times and Adventure Stories for Boys".

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 24, 2012 11:37 PM (ND9u8)

252 The distance from the mound to the plate has always remained the same
(60 feet, 6 inches). After the 1968 season, when pitchers were extremely
dominate (Bob Gibson has a 1.12 ERA for the season) the mound height
was lowered.


Ahh ok, knew it was at least one of those.

Posted by: booger at April 24, 2012 11:37 PM (HI6wa)

253 Mallamutt, should it worry me that I received my state, (ILL) tax return weeks ago, and have yet to receive my Fed return

Depends on a number of things. First, did you file electronically or old fashion paper. Second, did you claim certain credits that somehow always get subject to review by the IRS (EIC, energy or American opportunity). Some of the problems with these credits are not that you are not entitled to them, but (in the case of education credits) your institution of higher learning may have forgot to submit the supporting documentation (1098-T) and the IRS computers can not match information up. Third, did you use and outside preparer or do it yourself. If you used an professional preparer, give that person a call.
One thing you can do is go to the IRS website (IRS dot gov) and click on the "My Refund" link. You will need to know the first social security number on the return, your filing status and the amount of your refund. From there, they will let you know your status (not received, received and being process, refund issued this date).

Also, sometimes things like direct deposit can slow it down.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:38 PM (OWjjx)

254 And shouldn't a creative writer be spending his time, I don't know, maybe writing and selling short stories, a novel etc.?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 11:38 PM (nU/dt)

255 But Carpenters and plumbers and gas jockeys haven't chosen their fields specifically to inflate their egos and their sense of superiority.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:37 PM (nEUpB)
And professors necessarily have?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:39 PM (bylA8)

256 thanks for the thoughts, Moron horde

I just knew there was someone, somewhere who would empathize...

tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 24, 2012 11:39 PM (JMmQ9)

257 Is this where we come for the Airing of our Grievances?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 24, 2012 11:39 PM (jucos)

258 Or I'm an idiot moron, which is also possible.





Posted by: ErikW at April 24, 2012 11:35 PM (UTHNU)

Did you finally get signed up at Amazon. I've been buying stuff from them for so long I have no memory of signing up with them. They used to send me coffee mugs once in a while and they haven't done that since Hector was a pup.

Posted by: Retread at April 24, 2012 11:40 PM (joSBv)

259 No argument, JG. I asked the question in the first place because when the game was young, there was no mound. So where did it come from? The answer was quite enlightneing.

Posted by: Thomas at April 24, 2012 11:40 PM (/5A+N)

260 All the lies we were told,
All the lies of the people running round,
They're castles have burned.
Now I see change,
But inside we're the same as we ever were.

Living on a thin line,
Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?

Posted by: Living On A Thin Line at April 24, 2012 11:40 PM (e8kgV)

261 And another thing, Philosophy majors, depending on your study own y'all, including EE's.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:40 PM (Z9EHQ)

262 Posted by: andycanuck at April 24, 2012 11:38 PM (nU/dt)

Or perhaps fact-checking for Obama? Seriously, why would a person knowing the economy not go for a degree that is at least somewhat in demand?

Posted by: Bill R. at April 24, 2012 11:41 PM (ZjexS)

263 maybe it's their year?

Not this year. Three words that will kill the Cubs. Carlos "Fucking" Marmol. My children think his actual name is fucking Marmol. They wonder what type of mother would give her son a first name of Fucking.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:41 PM (OWjjx)

264
Mallamutt, should it worry me that I received my state, (ILL) tax return weeks ago, and have yet to receive my Fed return

I mailed my taxes in on 3/19 (snail mail). My fed money was in my account on 4/4. I was gobsmacked! My state, well, it's california, pigs will fly before I see that money . . . Did you do the automatic deposit? I don't trust the PO to bring my check to the right place, so I do give 'em account info.

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:41 PM (lJ2es)

265 Good evening, good people.

Quick in and out to say hello, good nite, and stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 24, 2012 11:41 PM (SAMxH)

266 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:39 PM (bylA

Obviously I am being a bit provocative, but my original point stands. Academics have chosen a field in which their intellectual discourse occurs with rank amateurs. It's a stacked deck.

Let me guess...you are an ethnic studies professor.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:42 PM (nEUpB)

267 I was thinking about a quick fap and then I thought, peaches, you could never do this as well as Obama could, why bother?


Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:22 PM (lJ2es)


Practice makes perfect!

Posted by: booger at April 24, 2012 11:42 PM (HI6wa)

268 They had the rigid and humourless German aliens - they were the Cardassians.



Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 24, 2012 11:15 PM

I did all the Cardassians. Kim Cardashian has a great ass, and I didn't need a fantasy machine or 3D porn projector

Shit, the Holodeck had scenarios of what I did for real. I didn't have to sign a fucking waiting list either

Posted by: Capt. James T Kirk at April 24, 2012 11:42 PM (Y+DPZ)

269 Uh, Yankee. I was a Philosophy major. I joined the Navy. Whut?

Posted by: Thomas at April 24, 2012 11:42 PM (/5A+N)

270 Goodnight from occupied Chicago, morons. Three more days...

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at April 24, 2012 11:43 PM (ND9u8)

271 Glad to see my major is $70k. It makes me feel less stupid for choosing it.

Posted by: Alex at April 24, 2012 11:43 PM (jdZlf)

272 Finally watched The Green Lantern, kinda meh, there's points where you think it'll take off but it never really delivers.

Posted by: booger at April 24, 2012 11:43 PM (HI6wa)

273 maybe it's their year? Not this year.

You know I wasn't serious. It will never be their year.

Posted by: garrett at April 24, 2012 11:44 PM (nkg21)

274
Let me guess...you are an ethnic studies professor

Chemistry.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:45 PM (bylA8)

275 Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:38 PM (OWjjx)

Electronic thru my accountant. He's out off the office for two weeks, Ha, must be great to be an accountant. Will check the IRS website, thanks for the advice.

Posted by: cm9000 at April 24, 2012 11:45 PM (MwTP4)

276 As it is, it's discounting everybody in the sciences who became a doctor,
everybody who became a lawyer (yeah, the market's shitty, but some are
doing well), and PhDs in the sciences and engineering.


Yeah, if you stop with a bachelor's degree in Political Science, you're basically qualified to be a hobo. But if you let it ride to a law degree, you can make good money.

Posted by: Cicero at April 24, 2012 11:46 PM (Wratz)

277 Sorry to hear, Alton.
Geez, it seems like every other week, someone on this blog has lost their job.
Economy improving my ass.
Keep looking though. My brother in law was out of work twice in one year. Got a job within a month of his first lay-off.
That company was operating poorly. He lost that job in 6 months. Then got another job in about 6 weeks, with a much more stable company. Keep the good thoughts.

Posted by: Bo at April 24, 2012 11:46 PM (V/Aej)

278 Sorry, Alton, that message was not from Bo, the future state dinner.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 24, 2012 11:47 PM (V/Aej)

279 269 Uh, Yankee. I was a Philosophy major. I joined the Navy. Whut?
Posted by: Thomas at April 24, 2012 11:42 PM (/5A+N)

Really? I majored in Philosophy and did not join the Navy. There was a study a few years ago that indicated Philosophers started out low but ten years or so down the road there were at or near the top of the income range. You do not think you have any advantage over someone that majored in some nonsense where the willing suspension of critical think is prerequisite?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:48 PM (Z9EHQ)

280 199
Anyone who spends his life trying to impress 20-year-olds with his intellect is a fucking loser.


*****

Spoken succinctly and directly and with more than just a smidge of the common sense which comes with maturity.

When the hell are professors going to stop playing the popularity game?


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 24, 2012 11:23 PM (piMMO)

They are libs, they have to be the hippest and most popular.

Posted by: MrCaniac in the OBX at April 24, 2012 11:48 PM (FoNan)

281 239
I'll keep an eye out for him if I ever get around to watching the Buffy
series, Dianna, that several of my friends do recommend.


Posted by: andycanuck

I never saw the last season, on the grounds that sticking Spike with a soul was just cruel and unusual punishment - for the viewers!

Aside from that, it's good. It's got bad episodes, and poor sequences, but I generally enjoyed it, and I'm pretty harsh as a critic.

Posted by: Dianna at April 24, 2012 11:48 PM (mKMj1)

282 "150 OMFG, has anyone else seen the vid Rush talked about today, by the NYT union/guild? "

Yeah, someone needs to tell those dolts that their commie rag is going belly up.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 24, 2012 11:48 PM (V/Aej)

283 Philo major here.
I went to college knowing a fair ammount of carpentry, plumbing and residential electric.
Of course, I wasn't worried about figuring out how to make a living...I was more motivated by the ample 'me' time that major afforded.

Posted by: garrett at April 24, 2012 11:49 PM (nkg21)

284 As it is, it's discounting everybody in the sciences who became a doctor,

everybody who became a lawyer (yeah, the market's shitty, but some are

doing well), and PhDs in the sciences and engineering.

Yeah but being a doctor isn't necessarily profitable anymore.

Private practices go under fairly often and that will only increase with the Obamacare rules and regulations.

Specialist doctors make a lot of money. The rest probably make above per capita income, but it's probably not high enough to justify 7 years of schooling/residency and all the costs associated with it.

Posted by: Ben at April 24, 2012 11:49 PM (UvdzB)

285 They had the rigid and humourless German aliens - they were the Cardassians.Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 24, 2012 11:15 PM

Ok, so who did Counselor Troi, her Mother, and Dr. Crusher represent? Door #2 was usually best avoided, but I could never decide between Door #1 and Door #3.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 24, 2012 11:49 PM (+0904)

286 Anyone who spends his life trying to impress 20-year-olds with his intellect is a fucking loser.It has been my experience that it is much easier to impress nubile, attractive 20 year old females with expensive cars and wads of cash than intellect.

Oh wait........I wasn't supposed to type that outloud.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:50 PM (OWjjx)

287 ... and I always thought the Th the rigid and humourless German aliens were represented by The Dominion.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 24, 2012 11:51 PM (+0904)

288 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:45 PM (bylA

I will continue to generalize and say that my science professors were far more intellectual and intelligent than my liberal arts professors.

Although...I hated my Chemistry 1 professor. Professor Markowitz was an evil, evil man.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:51 PM (nEUpB)

289 I am surprised if the aoshq is not infested with Philosophy majors.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:51 PM (Z9EHQ)

290
Academics have chosen a field in which their intellectual discourse occurs with rank amateurs.

Actually, that's not true at all. Intellectual discourse occurs with other researchers who are also at the frontiers of science. Having to teach - especially undergraduates - is, like administration,a relatively mundane aspect of the job, much like doing the laundry or mowing the lawn. The twentieth time one has taught carbonium ion rearrangements, or ligand field theory, or the Boltzmann distribution, is just not that edifying. Out of professionalism, one feigns enthusiasm, but imagine teaching long division for twenty years. And then having some clown assert that that's the source of one's ego gratification.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:51 PM (bylA8)

291
Although...I hated my Chemistry 1 professor. Professor Markowitz was an evil, evil man.


You went to Berkeley??

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:52 PM (bylA8)

292 I am surprised if the aoshq is not infested with Philosophy majors.

As long as they've got guns and tool belts (and know how to use them), where's the harm?

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:52 PM (lJ2es)

293 WTF kind of job does he expect with adegree in creative writing?

Posted by: Bill R.

Frack, I have no clue! Even I, and I'm here to tell you that "practical" just doesn't enter into my vocabulary, understood that Creative Writing was an *AVOCATION*, not a profession, and a degree in CW was akin to a suicide note in terms of one's resume.

Of course, then I went off and majored in Soviet Studies, and then didn't bother to get a degree...I'm not quite sure when I ended up gainfully employed. Or how.

Humility? Hard work? "Give me a job, you name it!"?

Posted by: Dianna at April 24, 2012 11:52 PM (mKMj1)

294 Spoiler alert on the whole Cardassian / Dominion thing . . .

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 24, 2012 11:53 PM (QTHTd)

295 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:52 PM (bylA

Yup. And you? When?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:53 PM (nEUpB)

296 Freshman composition professors are the most base and vile people on a campus. In every instance I am aware, these classes are used to push liberal doctrine on incoming students.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:54 PM (Z9EHQ)

297 Frack, I have no clue! Even I, and I'm here to tell you that "practical"
just doesn't enter into my vocabulary, understood that Creative Writing
was an *AVOCATION*, not a profession, and a degree in CW was akin to a
suicide note in terms of one's resume.


We've got a spot for you.

Posted by: The New York Times at April 24, 2012 11:54 PM (Wratz)

298 Duh. One of the things that makes softball pitching effective is the rising trajectory. A pitcher's mound would hurt a softball pitcher's performance, by requiring her either to throw a slower or a flatter pitch to throw a strike.

It is called sarcasm. Sarcasm. My daughter is a softball pitcher. I am extremely aware of the physics of softball pitching.....and have the bruises to prove it.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:54 PM (OWjjx)

299 WTF kind of job does he expect with adegree in creative writing?

There's pretty good money in technical writing. Not a lot of room for creativity, but you can do well writing manuals, instructionsand such.

Posted by: garrett at April 24, 2012 11:55 PM (nkg21)

300 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:51 PM (bylA

I'll assume I'm the clown, and direct you to a statistics textbook where you will learn that generalizations and statistics describe groups and populations, but tend to be useless when describing individuals.

Pace (that's Latin for: "peace").

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:55 PM (nEUpB)

301
Yup. And you? When?

I got my PhD there, in the early 70s. I TA'ed chem 1, although for Pimental, not Markowitz.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:56 PM (bylA8)

302 287 ... and I always thought the Th the rigid and humourless German aliens were represented by The Dominion.
Posted by: Arbalest at April 24, 2012 11:51 PM (+0904)


Their soldiers were "noble savage natives" right down to the articulate, honor-driven involuntary servitude.

The shapeless leaders were the isolated royalty of Europe living off the stolen wealth of the Third World.

The management class were the uncaring but fun-loving Euro expats who managed the theft of the resources of the Third World.

Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING from TNG on would be thematically familiar to any bigoted, self-righteous "ethnic studies" or other "PC studies" professor.

Right down to the stereotypical drooling greed and ignorance of everyone who actually worked for a living.

No, I'm not grumpy. Shut up.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 24, 2012 11:56 PM (bxiXv)

303 WTF kind of job does he expect with adegree in creative writing?

There's pretty good money in technical writing. Not a lot of room for creativity, but you can do well writing manuals, instructionsand such.
Posted by: garrett at April 24, 2012 11:55 PM (nkg21)

budget director in the obama administration.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 24, 2012 11:58 PM (Z9EHQ)

304 Posted by: Retread at April 24, 2012 11:40 PM (joSBv)

I did, actually.

I'm mostly a cash only guy and pretty utilitarian so I like to hoard the paper.

I do like the ability to purchase items online but I'm still distrustful of the technology.

There's always some cocksucker named Sergei who's sunning his feet on the eastern shore of the Black Sea who just hacked your account and stole everything.

Posted by: ErikW at April 24, 2012 11:58 PM (UTHNU)

305 Well, time to shove off. Good night, Moronettes and Morons.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at April 24, 2012 11:59 PM (OWjjx)

306 Miner's grade calcium carbide is available is the US for $92.50 for 10 pounds plus shipping:

http://tinyurl.com/7z7bgcj

In case anyone is interested.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 24, 2012 11:59 PM (ccXZP)

307 Ya know, apropos of absolutely nothing, I walk around a major swanky high-rise center-of-commerce area and ride the elevators all day long and I hear a lot of conversations and I find myself wondering why more people aren't simply beaten to death on a daily basis. It's really puzzling to me . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 24, 2012 11:59 PM (lJ2es)

308 Peaches,
Not sure what you mean by old, but I know three people in their fifties to 60 years old who've managed to find jobs. 2 of them in Michigan. Focus on your experience. I suspect that there are so many poor quality, entitled employees out there, that at least some employers appreciate someone who is dependable.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 24, 2012 11:59 PM (V/Aej)

309 I don't equate mastery of arcane and sometimes trivial material with intelligence.

People really have no idea how stupid their professors are.

I recently sat in on a "food science" lecture. I could have constructed a better lecture based on Wikipedia articles.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 24, 2012 11:59 PM (J5tI6)

310 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 24, 2012 11:56 PM (bylA

Markowitz took the concept of a weeder course very seriously. I understood the material but still had to kill myself for a grade. My roommate was a senior Chemistry major and he had a tough time with the problem sets.

of course 30 years later I can help my brat with her chemistry homework without any struggle. So, I guess Markowitz did a good job after all.

One of the problems was the text: Mahan. Awful book.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 24, 2012 11:59 PM (nEUpB)

311 Yankee, with all due respect, a 'study'!? Socrates may have been one smart dudski back in the day, but they made him drink mushrooms. (not the good kind). I never matriculated, but the job prospects for a BA in Philosophy are, 'College Professor' - no chicks. Being able to think is not confined to kollij types. 'The unexamined life' may not be worth living, but there's plenty of dingleballs out there doing a fine job of it.

(I'm not trying to be an a**, and there was a large hiatus between skool and enlistment, I just want to point out that philosophy is more an art than a vocation. Otherwise, you are absolutely correct)

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:00 AM (/5A+N)

312 met Tom Cruise today. One of our aircraft is acting as a taxi flying him twice daily to and from a movie shoot. He travels with a body guard, but he acted like a regular joe to the pilot and myself. This was day 2 of a 5 day commitment. I tried to find out what movie they are shooting but his people are pretty hush hush about it. After all im just the taxi mechanic. Short fucker too, but i was impressed with how friendly he was..asking lots of questions about Louisiana and just being a nice guy, not a celebrity douchebag youd expect.

Posted by: helofixer at April 25, 2012 12:00 AM (H0fLg)

313 Philosophers at Work
http://tinyurl.com/7qkazer

http://tinyurl.com/6q72ahm


Posted by: andycanuck at April 25, 2012 12:01 AM (nU/dt)

314 Private practices go under fairly often and that will only increase with the Obamacare rules and regulations.

Specialist doctors make a lot of money. The rest probably make above per capita income, but it's probably not high enough to justify 7 years of schooling/residency and all the costs associated with it.



I realize they're getting hit. I also realize it's getting worse. For right now, though, the average general practitioner makes in the mid-100s and specialists regularly make 250-350 (varying widely).

Yeah, it's a hard job to get there. It can be a hell of a psychological toll and for some specialties the hours suck. Not factoring in those salaries, though, skews these numbers.

With me (not a doctor, but I got another graduate degree), if I stopped after undergrad, I'd basically have the qualifications of a secretary, but I knew all along I planned to go to grad school, so I didn't focus on vocational skills in undergrad. A number of people are in the same position.

Posted by: AD at April 25, 2012 12:01 AM (XtUaw)

315 Posted by: helofixer at April 25, 2012 12:00 AM (H0fLg)

He didn't hit on you?



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:02 AM (nEUpB)

316 Miracles will happen as we speak

But we're never gonna survive unless

We get a little crazy

Posted by: Jared Loughner at April 25, 2012 12:02 AM (e8kgV)

317
Pace (that's Latin for: "peace").

OK, fair enough. (I had four years of Latin too!)

But seriously, scientists don't become professors to lord it over undergraduates (or even graduate students). That's like saying you bought a house in suburbia just so you could mow the lawn. The attraction is to gain access to the grad students and facilities to doresearch. Teaching, like administration, is just part of the package.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:02 AM (bylA8)

318 Hmm, just saw this on twitter - http://movies.ign.com/articles/122/1223523p1.html apparently The Hobbit is not so good.

Posted by: booger at April 25, 2012 12:03 AM (HI6wa)

319 Yes. I'm living near the top of that engineering range

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at April 25, 2012 12:03 AM (e8kgV)

320 Wow, helofixer! Pretty cool!

I sort of fell for all the negative stuff about Cruise, but then I saw part of a Biography program on him and from what I saw, he seemed like really a pretty cool dude. Apparently, if I remember correctly, he does most of the stunts in his movies himself.

Posted by: Theresa at April 25, 2012 12:04 AM (Cf5RM)

321 Merovign: with all those answers? Grumpy ... no. Pullulating ... yes.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 25, 2012 12:05 AM (+0904)

322 This is the movie they are filming

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/

Posted by: helofixer at April 25, 2012 12:05 AM (H0fLg)

323 Posted by: helofixer at April 25, 2012 12:00 AM (H0fLg)

I always did think he was getting a bad rap, all the guy did was jump on a couch for fucks sake and people wet their panties about it, stupid.

Posted by: booger at April 25, 2012 12:06 AM (HI6wa)

324 Ah, nerdygirl, you are such a sweetie! My problem is that, while I am by all accounts extraordinarily good at everything I do, I'm just not an ass-kisser. Which, in my very long and diverse experience, is the main quality that most employers seek.

Posted by: Peaches at April 25, 2012 12:06 AM (lJ2es)

325 Posted by: ErikW at April 24, 2012 11:58 PM (UTHNU)

I'd go for the freebie books to start. You can download a free app to read on the computer, too.

I've got Sherlock Holmes complete in one book and several collections, all free.

Posted by: Retread at April 25, 2012 12:06 AM (joSBv)

326 People really have no idea how stupid their professors are.

And, we have a threadwinner.


Posted by: Peaches at April 25, 2012 12:08 AM (lJ2es)

327 I could have constructed a better lecture based on Wikipedia articles.
But that's cheating!

Posted by: soledad o'brien at April 25, 2012 12:08 AM (nU/dt)

328 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:02 AM (bylA

At the risk of violating the peace treaty: You have a PhD in a science from the premier public university in the world (screw you Michigan). Your experience is of a slightly more rarefied academia than most people know.

How many Nobel laureates were wandering the halls when you were at Berkeley? I think there were five when I was there.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:08 AM (nEUpB)

329 322
This is the movie they are filming

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/


Looks promising except for Morgan Freeman, who i have to say, i'm getting a little tired of seeing, guy just brings movies down.

Posted by: booger at April 25, 2012 12:08 AM (HI6wa)

330 Damn, look at what juiceboxers tweet on #dontdoublemyrate

The attitude of entitlement is pervasive

Posted by: kbdabear at April 25, 2012 12:08 AM (Y+DPZ)

331
One of the problems was the text: Mahan. Awful book.

I never actually read it, but the funny thing is that almost any given textbook speaks to some people, but not others, so if you think the textbook sucks, find another one that speaks to you and work from that.

I learned that lesson later in my career than I would have liked, but at one juncture I went from hating thermodynamics to loving it simply from recognizing that principle.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:08 AM (bylA8)

332 Yankee, with all due respect, a 'study'!? Socrates may have been one
smart dudski back in the day, but they made him drink mushrooms. (not
the good kind).



The guy could have gone into exile. He chose to drink the hemlock.

True philosophy major to the core.

Posted by: AD at April 25, 2012 12:09 AM (XtUaw)

333 Miracles will happen as we speak


But we're never gonna survive unless


We get a little crazy

Posted by: Jared Loughner at April 25, 2012 12:02 AM (e8kgV)


Um, I hope you didn't spend a lot of time working on that... poem?

Posted by: cm9000 at April 25, 2012 12:09 AM (MwTP4)

334 311 Yankee, with all due respect, a 'study'!? Socrates may have been one smart dudski back in the day, but they made him drink mushrooms. (not the good kind). I never matriculated, but the job prospects for a BA in Philosophy are, 'College Professor' - no chicks. Being able to think is not confined to kollij types. 'The unexamined life' may not be worth living, but there's plenty of dingleballs out there doing a fine job of it.

(I'm not trying to be an a**, and there was a large hiatus between skool and enlistment, I just want to point out that philosophy is more an art than a vocation. Otherwise, you are absolutely correct)
Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:00 AM (/5A+N)

No offense taken. I do have to tell you that you are wrong. I am not a college professor and I am not a coffee house philosopher. I am not going to divulge all my personal information but philosophy majors are eminently employable by many fields. Outside of the hard sciences I am sure there is not a more useful undergraduate major and not one that has been less corrupted by political correctness.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:10 AM (Z9EHQ)

335 This is the movie they are filming

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/
Posted by: helofixer at April 25, 2012 12:05 AM (H0fLg)

Sounds like Avatar 2

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 25, 2012 12:10 AM (eCnLg)

336 321 Merovign: with all those answers? Grumpy ... no. Pullulating ... yes.
Posted by: Arbalest at April 25, 2012 12:05 AM (+0904)


I had my verbosity set to maximum.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 25, 2012 12:10 AM (bxiXv)

337
At the risk of violating the peace treaty: You have a PhD in a science from the premier public university in the world (screw you Michigan). Your experience is of a slightly more rarefied academia than most people know.


It's worse than that. I became a professor in the Ivy League.


How many Nobel laureates were wandering the halls when you were at Berkeley? I think there were five when I was there.


That sounds about right, give or take one. One of 'em was my dissertation advisor.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:10 AM (bylA8)

338
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:10 AM (Z9EHQ)


I've always been intrigued by philosophy, as well as history and literature (which I minored in). At one juncture (temporarily pissed off at chemistry), I considered trying to become a writer (!).

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:12 AM (bylA8)

339 Hemlock is not a mushroom.

Why am I alone in pointing this out? Philosophy majors, I have severe questions for you!

The first key to defining what a thing is, is defining what a thing is not.

Posted by: Dianna at April 25, 2012 12:13 AM (mKMj1)

340 I think Tom Cruise is probably a weirdo, and I don't care.

He may not be a "great actor" but he seems to do his homework for the roles, which means he doesn't always look like nothing but a line-reader in his work. So, better than average.

I hope Oblivion is not Avatar 2, we need more watchable sci-fi.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 25, 2012 12:13 AM (bxiXv)

341 Re MP3s: It also depends a lot on what you're playing the file on. Most PC motherboards have just so-so audio DACs and preamps. Notebooks usually significantly worse. And if you want to hear really crappy audio, plug your iPod into an audiophile stereo system and hear how much your lows and highs are getting rolled off. You've got to get into the triple digits to get a decent computer audio board or outboard sound box, and ground noise can be really hard to get rid of in the digital electronic environment that doesn't give sound much importance.

Posted by: Socratease at April 25, 2012 12:13 AM (vaIln)

342 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:08 AM (bylA

That's exactly what I did. I went to a local JC and bought a second-hand Chem 1 text. It saved my ass.

Professor Mahan died soon after and they immediately switched to a different textbook.

By the way, I went to Columbia for a semester, and took 1st semester Organic Chemistry there. Chemistry at Cal was much, much more rigorous.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:13 AM (nEUpB)

343 I'm a Philosophy major with kidney cancer. It's my night on the ONT!

Actually, I have two degrees. The other one is in English.
I retired on my investments at age 50.

Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 12:14 AM (ZOlM3)

344 The first key to defining what a thing is, is defining what a thing is not.
Posted by: Dianna at April 25, 2012 12:13 AM (mKMj1)

is that a question?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:14 AM (Z9EHQ)

345 I have to drag my extraordinarily lazy butt out of bed at 5 a.m. So, given that it's 9:15 (approximate) here in CA, I'm signing off.

Take very good care, Moron Horde.

Posted by: Dianna at April 25, 2012 12:14 AM (mKMj1)

346 337 Jay Guevara

I became a professor in the Ivy League.
Do you know who released the Kagan? ... or Van Jones?

Posted by: Arbalest at April 25, 2012 12:15 AM (+0904)

347

Abe Vigoda Status: Alive

In case you were wondering.

Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 12:15 AM (NG097)

348 Hi all, went for a job interview for what I thought was working a snack bar at a local casino, I know, but its a job. Well found out it was for a barista.
Told the interviewer the truth, that i can make a cup of coffee and that was it, well she liked my honesty I guess and is sending my application to a couple of the local bars this casino chain owns for a bartending job, keep your fingers crossed for me, this would be a really good paying job if I get it. Sorry so long.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 12:16 AM (fHyXI)

349 I minored in philosophy, had my philosophy professor write a recommendation for law school. The degree may not get you a job, but it does discipline your thinking. In other words, you learn to think critically, and examine arguments from an intellectual and not emotional perspective. I wouldn't be surprised at all if such a process led to conservatism.

Posted by: thunderb at April 25, 2012 12:17 AM (Dnbau)

350 fingers crossed lous.

Posted by: helofixer at April 25, 2012 12:18 AM (H0fLg)

351 Abe Vigoda Status: Alive

In case you were wondering.


The balls on that guy!

Posted by: cm9000 at April 25, 2012 12:18 AM (MwTP4)

352 I'm a Philosophy major with kidney cancer. It's my night on the ONT!



Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 12:14 AM (ZOlM3)

That's awesome!

Posted by: runninrebel at April 25, 2012 12:19 AM (N/1Dm)

353 Posted by: Socratease at April 25, 2012 12:13 AM (vaIln)

My tv is connected to my home network and it's also hooked up to my stereo so i listen to mp3's by sending them to my tv and through the stereo, sounds pretty good, but most of mine are 320 anyway.

Posted by: booger at April 25, 2012 12:19 AM (HI6wa)

354
Chemistry at Cal was much, much more rigorous.

Interesting, but it jibes with my experience. Traditionally the private schools, especially in the Ivy League, think that their courses are the more rigorous. I didn't that was true, but ... kept that to myself, for obvious reasons.

The difference may be that students (and faculty) in public universities know that they'll have to perform to get ahead. They won't be able to trade on aura and connections.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:20 AM (bylA8)

355 Oh, and yeah, when just browsing the net on my tv the ground hum on my speakers is loud as hell.

Posted by: booger at April 25, 2012 12:21 AM (HI6wa)

356
Do you know who released the Kagan? ... or Van Jones?

Sorry, nope. Neither one is a chemist!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:21 AM (bylA8)

357 Hi, Lou! Good luck on the applications and I hope you get the bartending job.






Posted by: Theresa at April 25, 2012 12:21 AM (Cf5RM)

358 The balls on that guy!

No shit!!

Posted by: Abe Vigoda's knees at April 25, 2012 12:21 AM (lJ2es)

359 Posted by: helofixer at April 25, 2012 12:00 AM (H0fLg)

Tom Cruise is filming the movie, One Shot. He is Jack Reacher, the excellent, Lee Child protagonist.

Posted by: madamex at April 25, 2012 12:23 AM (5+Fw+)

360 Good evening all. Zeera's at work and in the HQ. Good ONT Maet (said w/o reading the post or ANY comments yet)... last night's ONT was a downer

Posted by: zeera at April 25, 2012 12:23 AM (XtxRN)

361 I minored in philosophy, had my philosophy professor write a recommendation for law school. The degree may not get you a job, but it does discipline your thinking. In other words, you learn to think critically, and examine arguments from an intellectual and not emotional perspective. I wouldn't be surprised at all if such a process led to conservatism.
Posted by: thunderb at April 25, 2012 12:17 AM (Dnbau)

I am pretty sure that most of the benefits of a philosophy major are gained in the first half of the major. even if you only learn a priori and a posterori you are leagues ahead of your peers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:24 AM (Z9EHQ)

362 I couldn't agree more, Yankee. I think the problem lies with the concept of major cum degree = employability. Socrates participated in 'real' education which has become specialization in the modern world. (actually starting circa 1575 with the "doctorate") Socrates to Plato to Aristotle began the process of examining the world as a static process which could be observed and then codified via inductive logic which was the beginning of modern 'science'. Or to be less pedantic, what you learn ain't necessarily what you know.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:24 AM (/5A+N)

363 I've had one 'AD' and one "ND'

both spooked me pretty good, nobody got hurt.


The AD was a SKS that after I hit the bang switch went 'ping'. Waited a bit, then pulled the bolt back to see if there was a round in the chamber. yep it was loaded, let the bolt go, it slammed forward and the rifle went bang.



The ND was a weak hand only IDPA stage, and I didn't like my grip so I was tweeking it (aparently with my finger on the trigger) and sent a bullet into the berm about 3 foot over the target


Posted by: jake at April 25, 2012 12:24 AM (AZ8Mb)

364 347


Abe Vigoda Status: Alive

In case you were wondering.


Posted by: toby928© at April 25, 2012 12:15 AM

Present

Posted by: Jeff Goldblum at April 25, 2012 12:24 AM (Y+DPZ)

365 Thanks helofixer and Theresa.
This job could really help hubby and I get way ahead. We are lucky and doing ok, but a cushion would sure be nice, especially in this economy.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 12:24 AM (fHyXI)

366 some good games coming up on Gom this morning as Parting takes on Stc and MKP takes on Tae Ja. Odds on favorite is MKP winning group play and Parting pulling up the rear to advance. Parting and MKP usually have some fun games, can't wait to see them in the next round

Posted by: The Dude at April 25, 2012 12:25 AM (M8yfa)

367 345 >> I have to drag my extraordinarily lazy butt out of bed at 5 a.m.

Ahh, Dianna is an innovator. I've seen several studies that show that lazy people devise the best labor saving devices. I recall a time I persuaded my boss to let me use 40 hours of company time to write a computer program that automated experimental design calcs. Since I woefully underestimated how long the programming would take (a common problem), I actually devoted 120 hours to the project. the extra 80 hours were gratis from me, nights and weekends.

All in an effort to be lazy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 25, 2012 12:25 AM (ccXZP)

368 Philosophy was not my only major. I had started out as chemistry and economics. I do wish I had finished chemistry or some other hard science but they were not where my greatest interests.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:26 AM (Z9EHQ)

369 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:20 AM (bylA

My favorite classes at Cal (aside from one English class) were chemistry and physics. Ignoring the difficulty (pre-med weeder classes), I learned to think in them.

P.S. My wife is an Ivy League grad, so obviously I can look past that flaw!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:26 AM (nEUpB)

370 Short fucker too, but i was impressed with how friendly he was..asking lots of questions about Louisiana and just being a nice guy, not a celebrity douchebag youd expect.
Posted by: helofixer at April 25, 2012 12:00 AM (H0fLg)

He came to Osan AB for an F-16 ride when I was at Kunsan in the mid nineties. A close friend worked life support at Osan and said pretty much the same thing. She said he was really short but alsoa nice guy. She wanted to ask him how they made him look tall in the movies but bit her tongue.

Posted by: Bill R. at April 25, 2012 12:26 AM (ZjexS)

371 Tom Cruise is filming the movie, One Shot. He is Jack Reacher, the excellent, Lee Child protagonist.

Posted by: madamex at April 25, 2012 12:23 AM (5+Fw+)
Please tell me you are having sport with us, madamex . . . I just last night finished The Affair and have read every Reacher book and, well, just no. Ach, I will have nightmares.

Posted by: Peaches at April 25, 2012 12:29 AM (lJ2es)

372 Posted by: jake at April 25, 2012 12:24 AM (AZ8Mb)

Amazing that shooters remember our mistakes perfectly! And probably have nightmares about them too!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:29 AM (nEUpB)

373 "Tom Cruise is filming the movie, One Shot. He is Jack Reacher"


Funny, I heard Jack Reacharound.

Posted by: cm9000 at April 25, 2012 12:29 AM (MwTP4)

374 I couldn't agree more, Yankee. I think the problem lies with the concept of major cum degree = employability. Socrates participated in 'real' education which has become specialization in the modern world. (actually starting circa 1575 with the "doctorate") Socrates to Plato to Aristotle began the process of examining the world as a static process which could be observed and then codified via inductive logic which was the beginning of modern 'science'. Or to be less pedantic, what you learn ain't necessarily what you know.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:24 AM (/5A+N)

I have been recommending the pajamasmedia.com/richardfernandez site all day. He had an interesting piece sometime ago where he talked about the importance of "learning to learn." I do think one of the most important things one needs to succeed, and is in no way related to any degree, is an interest in and an ability to learn on one's own on an ongoing basis.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:30 AM (Z9EHQ)

375 No, this is true. Reacher is looming and I don't how they will convey that with Tom Cruise. I just read The Affair, too. Another good one.

Posted by: madamex at April 25, 2012 12:31 AM (5+Fw+)

376 Bill: Raquel Welch was kinda short too. Low camera angles for log shots and stand her on a box for close-ups. Worked, din't it?

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:31 AM (/5A+N)

377
Ignoring the difficulty (pre-med weeder classes), I learned to think in them.


The weeder aspect is one of the big problems all chem departments face, and it makes teaching lower division courses something of an ordeal. Students often figure that the only thing standing between them and their dream is ... you. When in fact you're just the poor slob tasked with teaching the course, and you don't have a dog in this fight.

Can't say I miss that aspect.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:32 AM (bylA8)

378 Bill: Raquel Welch was kinda short too. Low camera angles for log shots and stand her on a box for close-ups. Worked, din't it?
Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:31 AM (/5A+N)

She is hot. She may be hot now. I am afraid she would break.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:32 AM (Z9EHQ)

379 Outside of the hard sciences I am sure there is not a more useful undergraduate major and not one that has been less corrupted by political correctness.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:10 AM (Z9EHQ)

This. Teach yourself / Learnto think and everything else gets easier. Go figure.

Posted by: garrett at April 25, 2012 12:32 AM (nkg21)

380 Bill: Raquel Welch was kinda short too. Low camera angles for log shots and stand her on a box for close-ups. Worked, din't it?
Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:31 AM (/5A+N)

as a rule I usually encourage girls to use nudity instead of camera angles to distract me from their shortness.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:33 AM (Z9EHQ)

381 Belmont Club is a daily fix for me. Glad I'm not alone.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:33 AM (/5A+N)

382 Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:31 AM (/5A+N)

That's probably true, but me, I'm thinking it wasn't how tall she was that people were always looking at. ( . Y . )

Posted by: Theresa at April 25, 2012 12:33 AM (Cf5RM)

383 Thomas did you mean "long" shots or "log" shots? Either its a typo or you were watching her films lying down IYKWIMAITTYD.

Posted by: thunderb at April 25, 2012 12:33 AM (Dnbau)

384 I just read The Affair, too. Another good one.



Posted by: madamex at April 25, 2012 12:31 AM (5+Fw+)

Better than some of the more recent ones, which started to seem a little too formulaic for me. But, Tom Cruise is about my size (5'6") and Reacher is about a foot taller. Plus he's not a closeted ghey cult-worshipper. This is yet another reason I am not a movie person . . .

Posted by: Peaches at April 25, 2012 12:34 AM (lJ2es)

385 Aparently when Tom Cruise filmed Top Gun he had to sit on a pillow when in an F14.

When he sat in an F14 all you could see was the top of his helmet if he was not on his pillow.

Posted by: jake at April 25, 2012 12:34 AM (AZ8Mb)

386 Posted by: madamex at April 25, 2012 12:31 AM (5+Fw+)

Reacher is big! Well over six feet and well muscled. How they will convince me that the Scientology midget is him is going to be interesting.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:34 AM (nEUpB)

387 This. Teach yourself / Learnto think and everything else gets easier. Go figure.
Posted by: garrett at April 25, 2012 12:32 AM (nkg21)



Kinda screwed without that huh.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:34 AM (Z9EHQ)

388 Kim Kardashian is 5-1

Low center of gravity

Posted by: Jeff Goldblum at April 25, 2012 12:35 AM (Y+DPZ)

389 385 Aparently when Tom Cruise filmed Top Gun he had to sit on a pillow when in an F14. When he sat in an F14 all you could see was the top of his helmet if he was not on his pillow.
Posted by: jake at April 25, 2012 12:34 AM (AZ8Mb)
That made me lol, I dont know why, just did.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 12:35 AM (fHyXI)

390 We're all the same height layin' down, Yankee. Same concept that attracted me to water polo. Everybody was 8 inches tall.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:36 AM (/5A+N)

391 Can't say I miss that aspect.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:32 AM (bylA

Speaking as a lowly undergrad, I can't say that I miss it either!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:36 AM (nEUpB)

392 Note that until recently nearly all poisons used in murders were also
herbal 'remedies'. And read the rest to find out which herbal extract
actually causes cancer.
***
A post last night prompted me to look up the fatal dosage of hemlock - a little googling showed that yes, some people use hemlock as an herbal remedy.


Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:36 AM (3aXbg)

393 169
Bought some ammo today. I now have a gun and some bullets, and no
idea how to use either! I am officially dangerous. Looking for training
courses now.



Ok, three simple rules. Never point it at anything you don't want
to kill. Second, it's always loaded. Even if you are absolutely
certain it's not loaded, you still treat it as if it were loaded. Third
and final rule, always obey the first two rules.


Trust me, I am very afraid of guns. I always treat them as if they are about to GO NUCLEAR, and don't even point them at the cat in fun. The gun and the ammo are in the furthest corners of the house. No way am I going to do anything unless I am trained.

It's funny, it's the Dems (Holder, mostly) who drove me to the Dark Side. I will not do anything until trained.

But, I have the tools.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 12:36 AM (i0App)

394 Dolly Parton is under 5 ft tall

Her legs couldn't grow in the shade

Posted by: kbdabear at April 25, 2012 12:37 AM (Y+DPZ)

395 Belmont Club is a daily fix for me. Glad I'm not alone.
Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:33 AM (/5A+N)

Yeah. I wish I had time to make a useful comment there. One line snark does not garner the same response there.

I do not know his education background but he gives the impression of someone who learned a lot on his own; and learned it very well on his own.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:37 AM (Z9EHQ)

396 Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:36 AM (3aXbg)[/]

Hopefully as a homeopathic medication (speaking of profoundly stupid).

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:37 AM (nEUpB)

397 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qi5oPKCpYG4#!

Lee Child talking about Cruise in the role.

Posted by: madamex at April 25, 2012 12:38 AM (5+Fw+)

398 Kim Kardashian is 5-1

Low center of gravity

Posted by: Jeff Goldblum at April 25, 2012 12:35 AM (Y+DPZ)

she did not graduate hs.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:38 AM (Z9EHQ)

399 Thunder: fumblefinger is my nemesis. 'Snort'.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:38 AM (/5A+N)

400 Amazing that shooters remember our mistakes perfectly! And probably have nightmares about them too!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:29 AM (nEUpB)

No nightmares, but sure don't repeat them.

Never ever point a gun at somethng you don't want to shoot.


you gotta know where your muzzle is pointing 100% of the time.

Posted by: jake at April 25, 2012 12:38 AM (AZ8Mb)

Posted by: thunderb at April 25, 2012 12:39 AM (Dnbau)

402 We have beliefs but other people have superstitions. Furthermore, there
seems to be a law of the conservation of superstition: if it does not
attach to one thing, it will attach to another. Man does not live by
rationality alone.
***
When a Man stops believing in God he doesn't then believe in nothing, he believes anything.

Posted by: GK Chesterton at April 25, 2012 12:40 AM (3aXbg)

403
Hopefully as a homeopathic medication (speaking of profoundly stupid).


You don't think molecules leave impressions in the water? The science is settled!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:40 AM (bylA8)

404 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 12:36 AM (i0App)[/]

Good for you. The nice thing is that the learning is fun. And before you know it you will be proficient.

A few things:

Bullets are the projectiles that are fired from weapons.
Cartridges are the entire package of bullet, powder, case and primer.

And...have fun!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:40 AM (nEUpB)

405 Just to reiterate: the ammo is not going into the gun until I know exactly what the Obama-->America I am doing.

(I very rarely swear on the internet, so I tried to come up with something that conveyed the F word.)

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 12:40 AM (i0App)

406 Yankee @ 395: see my earlier comment about learning vs knowing. I remember the Philipines from the 80's when the cops carried M16's. He lived it.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:41 AM (/5A+N)

407 explains global warming, rather climate change, and devotion to SCFOAMF

Posted by: thunderb at April 25, 2012 12:41 AM (Dnbau)

408 Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:31 AM (/5A+N)

I knew she was small, I remember her next to Bob Hope in his Christmas shows. Even with heels she was smaller than him. But yes, I would probably still hit it today. (But now I'm old, too)

Posted by: Bill R. at April 25, 2012 12:42 AM (ZjexS)

409 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:40 AM (bylA

Why do I assume that everyone who believes in Homeopathy also believes in AGW?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:43 AM (nEUpB)

410
But yes, I would probably still hit it today. (But now I'm old, too)

OK, so at least you'd try to hit it. /kidding!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:43 AM (bylA8)

411 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 12:36 AM (i0App)

As long as you follow those three rules, there is nothing to fear.

Posted by: Bill R. at April 25, 2012 12:43 AM (ZjexS)

412 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 12:36 AM (i0App)


A good instructor makes all the diffrence.

Take more than one class also

Posted by: jake at April 25, 2012 12:44 AM (AZ8Mb)

413 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:43 AM (bylA

Ha! I'm older and slower buteverything still works for now.

Posted by: Bill R. at April 25, 2012 12:45 AM (ZjexS)

414 Posted by: jake at April 25, 2012 12:44 AM (AZ8Mb)

Excellent point. Being taught more than one perspective is a great way to learn.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:46 AM (nEUpB)

415 Hopefully not a stupid question.Do you east coast morons get these late starting western teamsbasketball games?

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 12:46 AM (fHyXI)

416 There's a hell of a difference between the historical character Socrates and the Mister Natural who shows up in Plato's dialogues. Long story short, Plato was a hell of a creative writer, and the dialogues were probably meant to be performed as drawing-room comedies of sorts, full of big ideas and clever one-liners (I am afraid Father Cornford missed most of those, but they are in there).

Get a recent translation, or one with a lot of philological notes, and some of the sparkle comes through. They weren't meant to be the dry-as-a-popcorn fart scareaways presented in sophomore courses (at my school, there was no 101. They knew better than to let freshmen get into philosophy).

That sort of answers "what job would you expect to get with a Creative Writing degree?" Many will not remember -- because it predates the MBA, back in the days when English or History would get you in the corporate door as a management trainee -- but in the 60's and 70's, there was booming demand for feature writers. Magazines were the biggest startup industry, and every newspaper expanded its non-news coverage, with book and movie reviews, lifestyle columns, and general interest articles. There was a paper shortage! Very "middlebrow," and those pieces were not written by journalism majors.

Sure, every Workshop writer wanted to do the Great American Novel (I was poet once, myself), but there were lots of ways to pay the bills. And while you're laughing at that, let me point out that my local blacksmith retired in the mid-60's, when the Interstate eminently domained his shop, not from lack of business. Ah children, it was a different world 'way back then. Engineering school was five years!

Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 12:47 AM (ZOlM3)

417
Why do I assume that everyone who believes in Homeopathy also believes in AGW?

Because they do?

The same reason I assume that believers in homeopathy and AGW also believe in crystals, pyramid power, herbal crap, and think that we can meet our energy needs with batteries.

I guess someone's gotta provide the left half of the bell curve. Is that why they're called leftists?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:47 AM (bylA8)

418 Had a bright little enviro-liberal come to my door today trying to get me to join her cult, uh, group.

I tried to be nice and explain to her that the issue with solar power in the frozen tundra we live in isn't the evil power companies but the restrictions in generating solar power without year round sun...but I don't think I got through to her.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:47 AM (3aXbg)

419 The rules for firearms are similar to my rules for pool.

1) stroke, don't strike.
2) the angle of incedence is equal to the angle of exit.
3) the balls are ROUND.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:47 AM (/5A+N)

420 Folks, again, trust me, I am the person who, when he buys a gun and then ammo, trains and trains again. I won't be the person who the anti-2nd amendment folks can use as an example.

I mean, honestly, I never expect to use this gun, unless there IS a zombie outbreak. And I think in that case, my training will count as a positive.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 12:47 AM (i0App)

421
Ha! I'm older and slower buteverything still works for now.


In this context slower is better!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:48 AM (bylA8)

422 think that we can meet our energy needs with batteries.
***
You forgot the "dangers of vaccination".

Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:48 AM (3aXbg)

423 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 12:47 AM (i0App)

If you are interested in getting a well rounded set of skills and abilities you should look into going to frontsight or something similar.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:49 AM (Z9EHQ)

424 Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:47 AM (bylA

One of the problems with having a solid, basic understanding of the sciences is that it is incredibly difficult to bite back "are you really that fucking stupid?" about 20 times each day.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:49 AM (nEUpB)

425 Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:47 AM (3aXbg)

I'm guessing she's never been to Fairbanks in the winter where dusk is as good as it gets at noon?

Posted by: Bill R. at April 25, 2012 12:49 AM (ZjexS)

426
You forgot the "dangers of vaccination".

Yup. Also, that all world problems can be solved by slapping a moronic "Coexist" bumper sticker on your car.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:50 AM (bylA8)

427 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 12:47 AM (i0App)

You may find that once you learn to use it properly, you'll like it and go target shooting often. You'll need to anyway just to stay proficient.

Posted by: Bill R. at April 25, 2012 12:51 AM (ZjexS)

428 One of the problems with having a solid, basic understanding of the
sciences is that it is incredibly difficult to bite back "are you really
that fucking stupid?" about 20 times each day.
***
I had a discussion with a woman studies prof about missile design.

She would not believe that the shape was due to aerodynamics, not because we want to shoot metal dongs at our enemies.

Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:51 AM (3aXbg)

429 Comatus: there is no historical Socrates. All we know of him comes from Plato. Unless you can direct me to some 'Josephus' type historical writing.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:52 AM (/5A+N)

430 I mean, honestly, I never expect to use this gun, unless there IS a zombie outbreak. And I think in that case, my training will count as a positive.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 12:47 AM (i0App)

Assuming it is a handgun.

When you get accustomed to it, you should checkout IDPA or USPSA.

super fun gun sports.
a good way to practice and retain skills
also a good group of folks generally

(there are jerks in all groups, but jerks at shooting matches are extreemly rare)

Posted by: jake at April 25, 2012 12:52 AM (AZ8Mb)

431 Not always true. I had 2 roommates who were both into herbal, homeopathic stuff, vegetarians and health nuts. I was the smoking, beer-drinking, meat-eating one. They were both very politically conservative, and would only rarely tease me about my unhealthy ways. Best 2 roomies I've ever had.

Posted by: Theresa at April 25, 2012 12:53 AM (Cf5RM)

432 .Do you east coast morons get these late starting western teamsbasketball games?

Hey Lou's,, yep we do. I watched the Celtics game (TNT) which got over at 10:39 and another game was starting at 11pm when I was leaving..

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 12:53 AM (KZLoo)

433 423
frontsight

Posted by: yankeefifth


Wow, that is an awesome site. Thank you!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 12:53 AM (i0App)

434 "Had a bright little enviro-liberal come to my door today trying to get me to join her cult, uh, group. "



Was she hot?




Posted by: cm9000 at April 25, 2012 12:53 AM (MwTP4)

435 Yup. Also, that all world problems can be solved by slapping a moronic "Coexist" bumper sticker on your car.
****
I had my moment of bumper sticker zen a couple of months ago.

A luxury SUV with one person in it commuting from the city to the burbs with two bumper stickers:

Coexist
Reduce your carbon footprint or die

Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:53 AM (3aXbg)

436 OMG OBAMA ON JIMMY FALLON RIGHT NOW. MY PLAN IS COMING TO FRUITION!!!!!

Posted by: Satan at April 25, 2012 12:55 AM (g86v0)

437 Was she hot?
***
If I say yes, should I have asked her to release my second chakra?

Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:55 AM (3aXbg)

438 One of the problems with having a solid, basic understanding of the sciences is that it is incredibly difficult to bite back "are you really that fucking stupid?" about 20 times each day.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJConservative) at April 25, 2012 12:49 AM (nEUpB)
Yup. In my old age, I've learned not to get into it, butI once had some friends in the Bay Area hold forth at length on the urgentnecessity of a low fat diet (when that was the fad du jour), then suggest we go out for pizza. Over dinner, pointing at the greasy spots from the pizza, I gently revisited the low fat diet issue. They assured me that pizza was low fat.Oh.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:55 AM (bylA8)

439 I had a discussion with a woman studies prof about missile design.

She would not believe that the shape was due to aerodynamics, not because we want to shoot metal dongs at our enemies.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:51 AM (3aXbg)

some years ago some feminist wrote and published an article about the phallic nature of nuclear weapons. she goes into some feminazi chomsky analysis of megaton, throweight, and other nonsense and their relation to stuff. sounded like a desperate case of penis envy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 12:55 AM (Z9EHQ)

440 A post last night prompted me to look up the fatal
dosage of hemlock - a little googling showed that yes, some people use
hemlock as an herbal remedy.




Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:36 AM (3aXbg)

Quite a bit of medicine is essentially controlled doses of poison. Which shouldn't be surprising -- you're asking for a substance to make your body do something different than what it's doing "naturally" on its own. You need to slow your heartbeat, thin your blood, interrupt the pain signals? You're asking for things that MUST eff you up given enough of a dose.

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 12:56 AM (AyryN)

441 I had a neighbor a few years ago who was very into the homeopathic remedies, most unhealthy looking person i've ever seen and liberal to the core.

Posted by: booger at April 25, 2012 12:56 AM (HI6wa)

442
OMG OBAMA ON JIMMY FALLON RIGHT NOW. MY PLAN IS COMING TO FRUITION!!!!!


***
Don't forget I still want a pony and some Transformers! I'll leave plenty of milk and cookies!

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 25, 2012 12:56 AM (3aXbg)

443 She would not believe that the shape was due to aerodynamics, not because we want to shoot metal dongs at our enemies.

For jokes, you should've asked her what shape of rocket she thought the Amazons would've created.

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 25, 2012 12:57 AM (IAHKQ)

444 Quite a bit of medicine is essentially controlled doses of poison.
***
See, we needed MORE stimulus.

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 25, 2012 12:58 AM (3aXbg)

445
She would not believe that the shape was due to aerodynamics, not because we want to shoot metal dongs at our enemies.

Stop! You're inflaming all of my prejudices!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 12:58 AM (bylA8)

446 @429 No, Xenophon and Aristophanes both knew him. And there is a prosaic account of his trial, where he doesn't come off so highminded.

Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 12:58 AM (ZOlM3)

447 Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 12:52 AM (/5A+N)

Socrates was kind of a douche.
I mean he was smart and all, but you didn't want to be the one who brought him to the party, iykwim.

Posted by: Thrasymachus at April 25, 2012 12:58 AM (nkg21)

448 If I say yes, should I have asked her to release my second chakra?


Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:55 AM (3aXbg)


Al says........YES!

Posted by: cm9000 at April 25, 2012 12:59 AM (MwTP4)

449 432 .Do you east coast morons get these late starting western teamsbasketball games?Hey Lou's,, yep we do. I watched the Celtics game (TNT) which got over at 10:39 and another game was starting at 11pm when I was leaving..
Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 12:53 AM (KZLoo)
Yeah, cable.
Does this mean when the world ends in Dec 2012, us west coasters will have an extra three hours?

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 12:59 AM (fHyXI)

450 Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 12:58 AM (ZOlM3)

Ever read Woody Allen's 'My Apology'?
Probably the best thing he ever did.

Posted by: garrett at April 25, 2012 01:00 AM (nkg21)

451 Watched some clips from a documentary on the LA riots after the Rodney King verdict today.

boy o boy sure sucks to be unarmed....

Posted by: jake at April 25, 2012 01:01 AM (AZ8Mb)

452
One of the problems with having a solid, basic understanding of the sciences is that it is incredibly difficult to bite back "are you really that fucking stupid?" about 20 times each day.



The worst part is the Kelly Bundy effect, when someone says something totally idiotic, and does so in a condescending way, when he doesn't know shit about the subject. Kinda like someone proposing traveling to the sun, and answering objections by saying he'll travel at night. That sort of thing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 01:01 AM (bylA8)

453 She would not believe that the shape was due to aerodynamics, not because we want to shoot metal dongs at our enemies.

Too technical. You gotta boil stuff like that down into terms imbeciles can understand -- for example: do you think driving around towing a 20' diameter parachute behind your car will impact your gas mileage?

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 01:01 AM (Ygf78)

454 Having had my chest cracked to receive artificial parts and a cyborg implant, I can truthfully say that ANYTHING in excess is bad for you.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:03 AM (/5A+N)

455 Too technical. You gotta boil stuff like that down into terms imbeciles can understand -- for example: do you think driving around towing a 20' diameter parachute behind your car will impact your gas mileage?
Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 01:01 AM (Ygf7

I was surprised how much advantage adding an aerospike to the nose cone yielded.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:04 AM (Z9EHQ)

456 what shape of rocket she thought the Amazons would've created

I'm laughin'. We've all seen the Fat Man bomb, right?

http://tinyurl.com/7alhb4k


Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 01:04 AM (ZOlM3)

457 456 what shape of rocket she thought the Amazons would've created

I'm laughin'. We've all seen the Fat Man bomb, right?

http://tinyurl.com/7alhb4k


Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 01:04 AM (ZOlM3)

I think one of their key disdvantages that they did not have any long point weapons, only weapons wit two big pendulous balls.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:06 AM (Z9EHQ)

458 not because we want to shoot metal dongs at our enemies.

Also, I'm not sure any guy has ever wanted to throw his schwang at a foe.

"Take that, jackass! .... oh, wait ..."

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 25, 2012 01:06 AM (IAHKQ)

459 She would not believe that the shape was due to aerodynamics, not because we want to shoot metal dongs at our enemies.
Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 12:51 AM (3aXbg)


Did she groom herself or colleagues and/or fling poo during the discussion?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 25, 2012 01:07 AM (bxiXv)

460 I was surprised how much advantage adding an aerospike to the nose cone yielded.

Probably helps a lot with the subsonic/supersonic transition and smooth development of the pressure wave. Everything I've read about supersonic seems to indicate you pretty much toss everything you know about subsonic out the window.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 01:08 AM (Ygf78)

461 She would not believe that the shape was due to aerodynamics, not because we want to shoot metal dongs at our enemies.

There is a reason Barney Frank hates the military ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 01:08 AM (VVZaH)

462 not because we want to shoot metal dongs at our enemies.

Also, I'm not sure any guy has ever wanted to throw his schwang at a foe.

"Take that, jackass! .... oh, wait ..."
Posted by: Waterhouse at April 25, 2012 01:06 AM (IAHKQ)

well, when all you have is a hammer everything is a nail. when all you are is a bulldyke lesbian with penis everything is a schlong.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:09 AM (Z9EHQ)

463 Also, I'm not sure any guy has ever wanted to throw his schwang at a foe.
***

http://tinyurl.com/2nkdlj

Posted by: 18-1 at April 25, 2012 01:11 AM (3aXbg)

464 penis everything is supposed to be penis envy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:11 AM (Z9EHQ)

465 464 penis everything is supposed to be penis envy.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:11 AM (Z9EHQ)

Well with them penis envy is everything, so theres that.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:13 AM (fHyXI)

466 "I was a Liberal Arts major" - Obama (on Fallon)

What?

Posted by: S Daniel at April 25, 2012 01:15 AM (BVkEs)

467 For those with firearms (via Hot Air):

"New Fashion Wrinkle: Stylishly Hiding the Gun"
http://tinyurl.com/6qfz4d8

Too metro for me; I figure the next step should be a suit, tailored to accomodate a .45 or and .357 ...

Posted by: Arbalest at April 25, 2012 01:16 AM (+0904)

468 Does this mean when the world ends in Dec 2012, us west coasters will have an extra three hours?

Posted by: lous

Heh Lou's,,, not unless they move "world time" to the Colorado Atomic clock... otherwise times over. no time no tv...

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 01:16 AM (KZLoo)

469 Secret Service describing Obama: "What an Idiot"

Source: Obama on Fallon

Posted by: S Daniel at April 25, 2012 01:17 AM (BVkEs)

470 466 "I was a Liberal Arts major" - Obama (on Fallon)

What?
Posted by: S Daniel at April 25, 2012 01:15 AM (BVkEs)


Maybe there's another reason they've been hiding his college records.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 25, 2012 01:18 AM (bxiXv)

471 446
@429 No, Xenophon and Aristophanes both knew him. And there is a prosaic
account of his trial, where he doesn't come off so highminded.


Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 12:58 AM (ZOlM3)

Ahhh, "Clouds", I remember it well from my college days. Socrates was made to look the fool.

Posted by: MrCaniac in the OBX at April 25, 2012 01:18 AM (FoNan)

472 You are correct, Comatus. Plato's writings derive from Xenophon. Aristophenes was a playright, so I guess there's that.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:18 AM (/5A+N)

473 The worst part is the Kelly Bundy effect, when
someone says something totally idiotic, and does so in a condescending
way, when he doesn't know shit about the subject. Kinda like someone
proposing traveling to the sun, and answering objections by saying he'll
travel at night. That sort of thing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 25, 2012 01:01 AM (bylA

Backyard at a Hollywood party, the liberal crap-trap was getting too annoying so my husband changed the subject by drawing attention to the beautiful night sky. Somebody else wondered, was that (pointing to bright spot) a star or a planet?Husband was getting into his stride of explaining how you can tell that by whether the light was steady or "twinkling" due to...then one of the lefty pontificaters broke in to say it couldn't be a planet, because planets were just big rocks.Letting the subject of alternate planetary compositions go for the moment, Hubby replied that rocks might not shine of themselves but could reflect light just fine, thank you.Lefty says -- well, maybe, if they were close to a star.Hubby said yes, and that star is the SUN.

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 01:19 AM (AyryN)

474 This thread is like a night in the sack with obama, slow tedious, fumbling, bumbling, frequently painful, cramp inducing and lacking any sense of goal, direction, purpose, and almost no probability of achieving anything that will make anyone happy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:20 AM (Z9EHQ)

475 Sure I envy Michelle's penis.
-- (on Fallon)

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at April 25, 2012 01:20 AM (nkg21)

476 And your point is....?

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:21 AM (/5A+N)

477 Heh Lou's,,, not unless they move "world time" to the Colorado Atomic clock... otherwise times over. no time no tv...
Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 01:16 AM (KZLoo)

Well thats good, would not like to know all the east coast morons=Americanswere gone anyway.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:22 AM (fHyXI)

478 no point , kinda enamored with reading my own typing. had a feeling, thought I would share.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:23 AM (Z9EHQ)

479 well, when all you have is a hammer everything is a nail. when all you
are is a bulldyke lesbian with penis everything is a schlong.


"You're a good guesser, Thrasymachus" is one of the boffo Plato jokes that F.Cornford overlooked. I can well imagine The (actual) Symposium, with personages arrayed on couches of myrtle and yew, holding forth with just such suppositions. Dude, that would really rock in Attic. "And how else, Glaucon, would we provide for a city...of pigs?

Ever tell you about the blind date a singing pal set me up with back in the day? "Comatus, you're gonna love this chick. She's a Philosophy major, just like you!"

She majored in Womyn's Philosophy, at the Univ of Meeshegan. Actually studied under Mackinnon, where she had learned that since Aristotle once [physically] described woman as an "imperfect" or "unfinished" man, then the rest of his writing could be safely discounted. I told her that womyn must be pretty special, if they had a special philosophy just for them. It was a memorable evening. And then it snowed on the way home. Snowed and snowed.

Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 01:24 AM (ZOlM3)

480 FYI, on my CV I list these comments under publications. I also use them in footnotes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:24 AM (Z9EHQ)

481 474 This thread is like a night in the sack with obama, slow tedious, fumbling, bumbling, frequently painful, cramp inducing and lacking any sense of goal, direction, purpose, and almost no probability of achieving anything that will make anyone happy.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:20 AM (Z9EHQ)

Eating homemade kettle corn, does that help?

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:24 AM (fHyXI)

482 When any thread gets to the 400+ point, I think your above description would be apropos.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:25 AM (/5A+N)

483 Has Obama told Fallon he'd be a better late-night talk-show host than Jimmy yet?

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 25, 2012 01:26 AM (IAHKQ)

484 Eating homemade kettle corn, does that help?
Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:24 AM (fHyXI)

I hear michelle finds that that and playing angry birds while in the sack makes the whole thing more tolerable.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:27 AM (Z9EHQ)

485 Homeopathy works just fine.

Doctors are not Gods, I have met a few I consider idiots.

Conventional medicine does not have all the answers.

AGW is bullshit.

Environmentalist are evil.

CO2 is necessary for plant life and I contribute to this on a daily basis.

Not everyone can be lumped into clear categories.

Posted by: California Witch at April 25, 2012 01:27 AM (Xcvk0)

486 I hear michelle finds that that and playing angry birds while in the sack makes the whole thing more tolerable.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:27 AM (Z9EHQ)
Well, you made me lol.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:28 AM (fHyXI)

487 'Apropos'. Couldn't spell appropiate. Kept getting those squiggly red lines.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:29 AM (/5A+N)

488 She majored in Womyn's Philosophy, at the Univ of Meeshegan. Actually studied under Mackinnon, where she had learned that since Aristotle once [physically] described woman as an "imperfect" or "unfinished" man, then the rest of his writing could be safely discounted. I told her that womyn must be pretty special, if they had a special philosophy just for them. It was a memorable evening. And then it snowed on the way home. Snowed and snowed.
Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 01:24 AM (ZOlM3)

I have had a few of those. Usually wearing birkenstocks. You usually had to decide early on how much intellect you were going to suspend in pursuit of sexual gratification. surprisingly, sex is not as big a motivator as you would think in a twentysomething.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:29 AM (Z9EHQ)

489 I'd comment here more, but I stutter

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 01:29 AM (2fe76)

490 Good evening again.

I didn't get enough sleep again today. I might lose my shit at some point and fling myself off the edge of sanity.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 01:30 AM (4ixH5)

491 Ya know a good thread idea would be the strange shit that is said on the ont, without knowing where it came from.
Like yankeefifths 484michelle comment.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:31 AM (fHyXI)

492 Well, you made me lol.
Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:28 AM (fHyXI)

well there we go then, his presidency was not an entire waste.

who's your angry bird michelle, who's your angry bird? oh baraka you're my angry bird you are barak.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:32 AM (Z9EHQ)

493 Birkenstocks. Is that the one with the heel lower than the toes? I always thought I'd fall over, but never could figger out which way.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:32 AM (/5A+N)

494 466
"I was a Liberal Arts major" - Obama (on Fallon)

What?


Posted by: S Daniel at April 25, 2012 01:15 AM (BVkEs)

====
why on earth do we decide government is supposed to solve problems and then elect people without the slightest clue how to go about solving any of them?

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 01:33 AM (ufJKx)

495 who's your angry bird michelle, who's your angry bird? oh baraka you're my angry bird you are barak.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:32 AM (Z9EHQ)

Deleting Angry Birds off my laptop when I get home.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 01:33 AM (4ixH5)

496 @489, No, come on in! You could be just my tit-tit-type!

Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 01:33 AM (ZOlM3)

497 who's your angry bird michelle, who's your angry bird? oh baraka you're my angry bird you are barak.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:32 AM (Z9EHQ)

Nah, he's a "green" pig.

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 01:34 AM (AyryN)

498 Birkentocks...would now be a bad time to admit that I have long hair and wear birkenstocks?


Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 01:34 AM (4ixH5)

499 Nearing 500 comments. I sure wish AoSJHQ was a planet I could rocket to. Yeah I wouldn't be much practical but I can paint better'n everyone. You'll need artists (who have loaded guns). And I am an artist, despite the AoSHQ's judgement.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 01:35 AM (i0App)

500 Ya know a good thread idea would be the strange shit that is said on the ont, without knowing where it came from.
Like yankeefifths 484michelle comment.
Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:31 AM (fHyXI)

you mean the worst of the aoshq?

in fairness it is not all my fault. I am at the intersection of government inefficiency; required to take med by court order but prevented from getting them because of my ankle bracelet and house arrest orders. - only kidding.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:35 AM (Z9EHQ)

501 496 @489, No, come on in! You could be just my tit-tit-type!
Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 01:33 AM (ZOlM3)

OK lol again, you guys are making me laugh even though this thread is slower then however you spell mollases.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:36 AM (fHyXI)

502 Do you fall over, Robert? No comment about the hair. 'Long' is subjective, know what I mean?

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:36 AM (/5A+N)

503 BEAN!

Your crew is ready to for the orders, Cap'n!

http://tinyurl.com/d696r5o

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 01:37 AM (4ixH5)

504 499 Nearing 500 comments. I sure wish AoSJHQ was a planet I could rocket to. Yeah I wouldn't be much practical but I can paint better'n everyone. You'll need artists (who have loaded guns). And I am an artist, despite the AoSHQ's judgement.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 01:35 AM (i0App)

one, if the aoshq were anything it would be a blackhole. two, painter with bullets - paintball.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:37 AM (Z9EHQ)

505 489
I'd comment here more, but I stutter

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 01:29 AM (2fe76)

====
Hey there, long time no see. Enjoying some sun?

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 01:37 AM (ufJKx)

506 Do you fall over, Robert?

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:36 AM (/5A+N)

Only if the floor is coated in Pledge.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 01:38 AM (4ixH5)

507 @494, Mr Obama, I knew Liberal Arts. Liberal Arts was a friend of mine. And you, SCOAMF, are no Liberal Arts major. Let's see that transcript.

Calvin fuckin Coolidge (Amherst '95) was a Liberal Arts major.

Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 01:38 AM (ZOlM3)

508 Robert!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:38 AM (Z9EHQ)

509 you mean the worst of the aoshq? in fairness it is not all my fault. I am at the intersection of government inefficiency; required to take med by court order but prevented from getting them because of my ankle bracelet and house arrest orders. - only kidding.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:35 AM (Z9EHQ)

Yes, I think it would be fun. We all know each other by the stupid shit we say. We could guess who the comment came from. Or just list the stupidity/awesomeness for laughs.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:38 AM (fHyXI)

510 Is that the one with the heel lower than the toes?

Ahhh yes, the 70's "Earth Shoe". invented by Danish yoga instructor, Anne Kalso ... female ...

IIRCshe noticed, looking at footprints at the beach,that the heel part of a foot print was deeper than the ball part, ergo, proper shoes should have the heel lower than the ball of the foot ... this lead to all kinds of tendon problems for long-tem wearers, effectively killing the design after a few years ... although they're still available.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 25, 2012 01:39 AM (+0904)

511 Uhh. 'Kay. (No no, don't 'splain. That might be worse than making sense.)
/s

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:40 AM (/5A+N)

512 @496666666 even my my dog looks at me funny when I say cu cu cu come

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 01:40 AM (2fe76)

513 I'm keenly interested in going back for an arts degree. I'm particularly interested in ummmm....metal engraving and the intaglio printing process.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 01:40 AM (Ygf78)

514 Yes, I think it would be fun. We all know each other by the stupid shit we say. We could guess who the comment came from. Or just list the stupidity/awesomeness for laughs.
Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:38 AM (fHyXI)

yankeefifth blanches - you think you could identify me by my quotes? need to find that effin rock and crawl back under. where did I put that thing?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:41 AM (Z9EHQ)

515 Yankee!

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 01:41 AM (4ixH5)

516 Thanks, Arbalest. I wasn't sure if 'Earth Shoe' and 'Birkenstock' were the same thing, but I s'pose,existentially, they are.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:42 AM (/5A+N)

517 IIRCshe noticed, looking at footprints at the beach,that the heel part of a foot print was deeper than the ball part, ergo, proper shoes should have the heel lower than the ball of the foot ... this lead to all kinds of tendon problems for long-tem wearers, effectively killing the design after a few years ... although they're still available.
Posted by: Arbalest at April 25, 2012 01:39 AM (+0904)

So this fucking hippy ruined a bunch of peoples feet with her new age hooey, figures.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:43 AM (fHyXI)

518 512 @496666666 even my my dog looks at me funny when I say cu cu cu come
Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 01:40 AM (2fe76)

years agoa some guy recorded a song about a dog called "stains" he spends a large part of the song calling the dog to him.

here ya go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6MTTkGsz3E

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:44 AM (Z9EHQ)

519 As a matter of fact it is a glorious sunny day JC, I can finally see my lawn which I haven't seen for months

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 01:44 AM (2fe76)

520 519
As a matter of fact it is a glorious sunny day JC, I can finally see my lawn which I haven't seen for months

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 01:44 AM (2fe76)

===
mine still has a few big piles, but they are disappearing pretty fast. Can make it to my shed now, so the studs come off tomorrow.

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 01:46 AM (ufJKx)

521 @513, oh jeeze PA, that's a fine arts degree. BFA. A whole different course altogether ("A whole different course").

Lots of money in it, though. The way you're doing it. Free room, too.

This is just getting good and I have to go. Spot seeded some grassy knoll today, and still farting around with moving and pruning trees. I only do it because Roootherfurd Hayes did. It does involve diesel power and satisfyingly schlong-like large tools, though, so there is that. Chixdiggit.

Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 01:47 AM (ZOlM3)

522 yankeefifth blanches - you think you could identify me by my quotes? need to find that effin rock and crawl back under. where did I put that thing?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:41 AM (Z9EHQ)

Maybe not, but you know I would be easy. Example:
Love you all, god bless, ya'll are the best, eating candy and drinking beer. Etc Etc

Come on is that not me to a tee. Plus my angry rants I choose to forget.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:47 AM (fHyXI)

523 On the subject of the provenance of the Earth Shoe, did it not occur to her that heel first WOULD be deeper? Oops, back to Philosophy class. My bad.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:48 AM (/5A+N)

524 Your crew is ready to for the orders, Cap'n!

Hey Robert,,, first order,,, down below with the lot of ya for mattress pressing duty... oh yeah.

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 01:48 AM (KZLoo)

525 513
I'm keenly interested in going back for an arts degree. I'm particularly
interested in ummmm....metal engraving and the intaglio printing
process.


Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 01:40 AM (Ygf7
I took a printmaking class where a student wanted to make a woodcut of a dollar bill and asked for tips. Tip 1: a one dollar bill, seriously? and 2. it's not a woodcut you'd want if you're being serious about this. The student didn't come back after the first class, I wonder why.

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 01:48 AM (AyryN)

526 Changed my studs this weekend, just waiting for the truck to drop into Big Lake to win the classic, too much overflow to drive on lake but some jackass always does

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 01:49 AM (2fe76)

527 Woodcut dollar? Bet you could buy Earth Shoes with those...

Posted by: Comatus at April 25, 2012 01:50 AM (ZOlM3)

528 did it not occur to her that heel first WOULD be deeper?

If the only crowd you hang with is a bunch of stoners who shuffle around like zombies, maybe not.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 01:51 AM (Ygf78)

529 Come on is that not me to a tee. Plus my angry rants I choose to forget.
Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:47 AM (fHyXI)

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 01:53 AM (Z9EHQ)

530 Frikkin obama every channel, can I not get away from this asshole even at 11:00 at night?

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 01:54 AM (fHyXI)

531 Funny. The only guy I knew who wore Earth Shoes WAS a stoner. Well, maybe not. Funny I mean.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:55 AM (/5A+N)

532 I have a degree in Fine Arts.

Never challenge me to a bullsh*t contest thing. I will kill you.

If you need ammo, "beckoningchasm" "at" "gmail" "dot" "com"

I am the deadliest weapon a "liberal arts" major ever faced.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 25, 2012 01:56 AM (i0App)

533 IIRCshe noticed, looking at footprints at the beach,that the heel
part of a foot print was deeper than the ball part, ergo, proper shoes
should have the heel lower than the ball of the foot ...

Posted by: Arbalest at April 25, 2012 01:39 AM (+0904)

Because what happens in sand must be mimicked in the harder terrain we're walking on 99.99% of our lives.

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 01:57 AM (AyryN)

534 Lous a girl: there is a reason it's called "The Boob Tube". Nuttin' personal.

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:57 AM (/5A+N)

535 Birkentocks...would now be a bad time to admit that I have long hair and wear birkenstocks?
Jeff Wears Birkenstocks
http://tinyurl.com/yjxuezg

Posted by: NoFX at April 25, 2012 01:57 AM (nkg21)

536 498
Birkentocks...would now be a bad time to admit that I have long hair and wear birkenstocks?




Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 01:34 AM (4ixH5)


With white socks?

Perfekt for TPAKTOP!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2012 01:59 AM (kaalw)

537 534 Lous a girl: there is a reason it's called "The Boob Tube". Nuttin' personal.
Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 01:57 AM (/5A+N)
Yea, not really watching it, hubby had the game on and heard his voice.. But good gravy, this mf and his wife think they are on American Idol or some cheesy reality show. God help us.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 02:00 AM (fHyXI)

538 498

Birkentocks...would now be a bad time to admit that I have long hair and wear birkenstocks?


Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 01:34 AM (4ixH5)

===

and drive a subaru?

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 02:00 AM (ufJKx)

539 a one dollar bill, seriously

$1's are the perfect counterfeit candidate. You can print them on ordinary notebook paper and they won't get any scrutiny.

Everyone is looking for bogus $100's, $50's, and even $20's these days...nobody is looking for $1's. $5's might work OK too.

I have a friend who got a counterfeit $10 in change at some store years ago. FL was flooded with bogus $100's and $50's at the time, but nobody was looking for $10's and some enterprising counterfeiter was just quietly passing them for his daily pocket money.

I think the key to successful counterfeiting is to not be too greedy. If I were into counterfeiting rare coins, I wouldn't go for high dollar shit like an 09' "S" penny, I've read that about 90% of the claimed 09' S's in circulation are counterfeits. I'd go for something more modest in the $10 range that won't get any close inspection.


Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:01 AM (Ygf78)

540 I believe if you wear socks with birkenstocks then they are supposed to be finely knitted rag wool. there is a lady in California that is thinking of starting a fine rag wool sock knitting business for birckenstock wearers. FYI.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 02:02 AM (Z9EHQ)

541 They are on Idol. That's all they are. What have we become?

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 02:03 AM (/5A+N)

542 "532
I have a degree in Fine Arts.

Never challenge me to a bullsh*t contest thing. I will kill you."

Speaking as a Fine Arts BA (concentration in commercial art), I can attest there's few better training grounds of bullshittery. Project crits in front of the entire class teaches you how to come up with arguments on the fly on how the failures in concept or craftsmanship being noted were actually carefully considered artitstic "choices".

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 02:03 AM (AyryN)

543 and drive a subaru?

LIZA and LOUISE
http://tinyurl.com/76mtg64

Posted by: NoFX at April 25, 2012 02:03 AM (nkg21)

544 Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:01 AM (Ygf7

dollars, just do nickels.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 02:03 AM (Z9EHQ)

545 Subarus... The bane of my existence....always driving in the Monford lane doing 55

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 02:04 AM (2fe76)

546 Kid just sent me video of my grandbaby rolling over for first time, sorry, tears in my eyes. So cute.

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 02:05 AM (fHyXI)

547 Sistrum: I took an abstract art class once. Spent five minutes slinging paint on support, fifty minutes writing a presentation full of 50 dollar, non-communicative words about it. Classmates were stunned. Teacher wanted to see me after class. (not good) Counterfeit is a state of mind, doncha' know?

Posted by: Thomas at April 25, 2012 02:08 AM (/5A+N)

548 Purple Avenger - The class was back in the 80s, I think, so today's vigilance was not an issue. The printmaking technique she intended though would still be risible today.

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 02:09 AM (AyryN)

549 545
Subarus... The bane of my existence....always driving in the Monford lane doing 55

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 02:04 AM (2fe76)

===
those drivers are all morally superior to me.

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 02:09 AM (ufJKx)

550 I'm thinking something like counterfeit silver/gold coins might fly. Silver and gold are the only two metals that plate onto other metals simply by immersion. Everything else needs to be electroplated.

I got a jar of silver plating powder around here somewhere....

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:09 AM (Ygf78)

551 I would like to take a printing class next educational effort that has free time ... but CS classes are time consuming ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 02:10 AM (VVZaH)

552 I'd actually like to get a Subaru -- they're kind o' similar to what I drive now (Accord wagon) and mine'll wear out eventually....except that the new ones don't have the two-tone styling that the old ones did and somehow look less.....butch.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2012 02:10 AM (kaalw)

553 I got a jar of silver plating powder around here somewhere....
Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:09 AM (Ygf7

Not another Pejazzling Thread!?

Posted by: garrett at April 25, 2012 02:11 AM (nkg21)

554 The printmaking technique she intended though would still be risible today.

I'm thinking woodcut $1 counterfeits probably wouldn't fly...even in a dark lit stripper bar.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:12 AM (Ygf78)

555 Would also like to at least learn basic/intro glass making.



I am congratulating myself on not typing "learn how to blow glass" on the ONT ....

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 02:12 AM (VVZaH)

556 Not another Pejazzling Thread!?
Posted by: garrett at April 25, 2012 02:11 AM (nkg21)

nooooooo

Posted by: lous a girl at April 25, 2012 02:12 AM (fHyXI)

557 Morally superior, mentally not so much

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 02:12 AM (2fe76)

558 Not another Pejazzling Thread!?

Ummm...I think it's silver cyanide powder, so its not getting anywhere near my junk.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:13 AM (Ygf78)

559 554
The printmaking technique she intended though would still be risible today.

I'm thinking woodcut $1 counterfeits probably wouldn't fly...even in a dark lit stripper bar.


Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:12 AM (Ygf7


Once the hyperinflation hits, you'll be able to pass $1M notes pretty easily because nobody will know what they're supposed to look like.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2012 02:14 AM (kaalw)

560 "learn how to blow glass"

I give a course every Fall Semester at Queens College!

Posted by: Phillip Glass at April 25, 2012 02:15 AM (nkg21)

561 Ummm...I think it's silver cyanide powder, so its not getting anywhere near my junk.

Pretty sure that's what killed 'Mikey'.

Posted by: garrett at April 25, 2012 02:16 AM (nkg21)

562 I got some actual Weimar era 20M Mark notes in a drawer. The quality is way worse than the 100K Mark notes printed 6 months earlier.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:17 AM (Ygf78)

563 550
I'm thinking something like counterfeit silver/gold coins might fly....


Remember the fake gold ingot found in Britain? Got tungsten?

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 02:17 AM (AyryN)

564 I'd actually like to get a Subaru -

They are a good car with a bad rap Cooth.. the leftards using them for billboards did it for me. My dad and sister both have and love them but would never put stickers on them. The 4x feature is useful around here.

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 02:17 AM (KZLoo)

565 561
Ummm...I think it's silver cyanide powder, so its not getting anywhere near my junk.



My father was a watch repairman and had a jar of some proprietary cyanide solution in his office. He joked about it being the "jeweller's cocktail."

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 02:19 AM (AyryN)

566 Unfortunately not a lot of pictures but ...

http://tinyurl.com/3fxaqfe

J.S.G. Boggs, drawer of his own money ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 02:19 AM (VVZaH)

567 Would also like to at least learn basic/intro glass making.

First lesson Adriane,, don't suck... in when the tubes in your mouth...

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 02:21 AM (KZLoo)

568 I think if a fake ingot had a substantial amount of actual gold laminated on the outside, say 50 thou or so, the only way to detect one would be physically cut it open.

Dealers routinely do an abrasion/scuff/reaction test, so you gotta leave enough real gold that someone can do significant testing and still find real gold.


Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:22 AM (Ygf78)

569 Philip Glass groupies untie!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFBijDU8PpE

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 02:23 AM (VVZaH)

570 Subaru hates men,have you seen their ads, one guy can't put up a tent, another loses his car while hiking in white socks and Birkenstocks and another can't find his sunglasses in his hoodie

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 02:23 AM (2fe76)

571
Dealers routinely do an abrasion/scuff/reaction test, so you gotta leave enough real gold that someone can do significant testing and still find real gold.


Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:22 AM (Ygf7

I think you are better off loading you your shotgun and salting some gold mines.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 02:25 AM (Z9EHQ)

572 My father was a watch repairman and had a jar of some proprietary cyanide solution in his office.

Silver and Gold cyanide would work great for touching up worn gold and silver plated stuff. There's a method called "brush plating" that uses the cyanide solution (which is conductive) and a felt brush end with an electrode in the middle. All you need is the metallic cyanide solutions, the plating brush and a few batteries to do touch up work on stuff. No elaborate tanks, rectifiers, etc.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:26 AM (Ygf78)

573 570
Subaru hates men,have you seen their ads, one guy can't put up a tent,
another loses his car while hiking in white socks and Birkenstocks and
another can't find his sunglasses in his hoodie

Posted by: AlaskaGal at April 25, 2012 02:23 AM (2fe76)


Yeah, that's kind of the impression I've received lately.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2012 02:27 AM (kaalw)

574 I think you are better off loading you your shotgun and salting some gold mines.

Bre-X!!!! Fuck yea.


Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 25, 2012 02:28 AM (Ygf78)

575 With white socks?

Perfekt for TPAKTOP!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2012 01:59 AM (kaalw)

I...have...in fact worn white sock with my birks. I am not ashamed.






and drive a subaru?

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 02:00 AM (ufJKx)


Ford.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 02:31 AM (4ixH5)

576 So it's me gold you be wanting?

Posted by: Leprechaun at April 25, 2012 02:33 AM (MwTP4)

577 So, it be gold yer seekin'?

Posted by: Dead men tell no tales at April 25, 2012 02:35 AM (kaalw)

578 So it's me gold you be wanting?

Posted by: Leprechaun at April 25, 2012 02:33 AM (MwTP4)

Holy shit, a tiny person! Someone toss it!

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 02:35 AM (4ixH5)

579 Subaru hates men,have you seen their ads,

Probably had too many "real" ones call them on their questionable repair procedures.. was cheaper in the long run to only sell to dolts who'll pay no questions asked.

The local dealer charged my Dad (82) for new subaru parts brake parts and put on 1/3 cheaper ones.. My bro in law check them when he got home and tore them a new a hole.

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 02:36 AM (KZLoo)

580 Purple Avenger - Must've been gold cyanide, that sounds about right. Thanks for the explanation of application! He didn't elaborate about on-label usages of the stuff when he said that if he wanted to commit suicide, he drink the "jeweller's cocktail".

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 02:37 AM (AyryN)

581 Golden Slumbers fill your eyes ...

Posted by: Either the Beatles or an optometrist at April 25, 2012 02:38 AM (VVZaH)

582 575
With white socks?



Perfekt for TPAKTOP!



Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2012 01:59 AM (kaalw)



I...have...in fact worn white sock with my birks. I am not ashamed.




and drive a subaru?



Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 02:00 AM (ufJKx)



Ford.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 02:31 AM (4ixH5)

====
local stereotype -- probably female, but not mandatory -- birks, white sox, hemp dress, pigtails, glasses, drives subaru, works for enviro agency or ngo. morally superior. could bore paint off your walls.

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 02:39 AM (ufJKx)

583 581
Golden Slumbers fill your eyes ...


Posted by: Either the Beatles or an optometrist at April 25, 2012 02:38 AM (VVZaH)

...Or Thomas Dekker (the Elizabethan poet, not the actor).

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 02:41 AM (AyryN)

584 Holy shit, a tiny person! Someone toss it!


Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 02:35 AM (4ixH5)

Hey, I resemble that remark.

Posted by: Some midget at April 25, 2012 02:41 AM (MwTP4)

585 Or Thomas Dekker (the Elizabethan poet, not the actor).

the more, the merrier ...

Posted by: Thomas Dekker, the Beatles, or an optometrist at April 25, 2012 02:46 AM (VVZaH)

586 So Thomas Dekker, The Beatles and an optometrist walk into a bar...

Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 02:47 AM (AyryN)

587
So Thomas Dekker, The Beatles and an optometrist walk into a bar...


and the bartender says, "you want the right glasses for your beer? Fie, you peevish knaves! Next time don't stiff the cover charge by coming in through the bathroom window!!!!"

Posted by: Thomas Dekker, the Beatles, or an optometrist at April 25, 2012 02:53 AM (VVZaH)

588 586
So Thomas Dekker, The Beatles and an optometrist walk into a bar...


Posted by: sistrum at April 25, 2012 02:47 AM (AyryN)

====
where they meet up with a rowdy crowd of soccer hooligans ....

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 02:54 AM (ufJKx)

589 could bore paint off your walls.

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 02:39 AM (ufJKx)

As long as I get to bore my schwanz into her hooha.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:02 AM (4ixH5)

590 Here's some inneresting news.

Tor books going DRM-free.

http://tinyurl.com/bs4ge3e

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:03 AM (4ixH5)

591 Also let it be known, that I believe Jim Treacher deserves a fucking medal for the past couple of weeks. Brilliant, bro. Brilliant.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:04 AM (4ixH5)

592 589
could bore paint off your walls.



Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 02:39 AM (ufJKx)



As long as I get to bore my schwanz into her hooha.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:02 AM (4ixH5)

===
you'd find that pretty damn dull, too.

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 03:07 AM (ufJKx)

593 you'd find that pretty damn dull, too.

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 03:07 AM (ufJKx)

I throw my laptop on her back and catch up on blog reading. Kill two birds with one money shot.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:09 AM (4ixH5)

594 And it dies here.

Where is our Veeka?

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:11 AM (4ixH5)

595 NSFW!

Tittehs!

But it's art.

Artful tittehs.

http://tinyurl.com/88z5478

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:16 AM (4ixH5)

596 I throw my laptop on her back and catch up on blog reading. Kill two birds with one money shot.

Sounds like a 4 and twenty blackbirds kind of pie day ...

Posted by: A less cynical Adriane at April 25, 2012 03:17 AM (VVZaH)

597 SFW!!

Painted Kittehs!

http://www.premierphotographer.com/paintedcats.html

Posted by: A less cynical Adriane at April 25, 2012 03:22 AM (VVZaH)

598 That skeleton cat was cool.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:24 AM (4ixH5)

599 Yeah Robert I haven't seen Vika about in while.. hope her laptop didn't crap out..

I've been away reading up on replacing my shocks, my new Bilstein sport shocks have arrived. now to just get them on..

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 03:25 AM (KZLoo)

600 I liked the green faced 'madri gras cat' ...

Posted by: A less cynical Adriane at April 25, 2012 03:31 AM (VVZaH)

601 I throw my laptop on her back and catch up on blog reading. Kill two birds with one money shot.

Sounds like a 4 and twenty blackbirds kind of pie day ...
Posted by: A less cynical Adriane at April 25, 2012 03:17 AM (VVZaH)

I think I heard a bout a scene in that californication thing that was kind of like that.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 03:32 AM (Z9EHQ)

602 hope her laptop didn't crap out..

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 03:25 AM (KZLoo)

Perhaps she's gone all Red Sonja and is hacking and slashing her way through the commie hordes.

We'll need pics of her in the teeny loin cloth.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:33 AM (4ixH5)

603 'madri gras cat' ...

Most freaky was the owl cat with the big eyes

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 03:34 AM (KZLoo)

604 We'll need pics of her in the teeny loin cloth.

Welding the commie blood stained sword of course....

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 03:39 AM (KZLoo)

605 heard a bout a scene in that californication thing

What's that Y5?? Portlandia?

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 03:41 AM (KZLoo)

606 Bodies littering the streets behind her...

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:42 AM (4ixH5)

607 For Example ...

http://tinyurl.com/73jcp2m

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 03:42 AM (VVZaH)

608 It's not practical for battle, unless the goal is to distract one's enemies by giving them giant boners. Could work.

I know if I had them tits swinging in my face I probably wouldn't notice the huge axe.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:47 AM (4ixH5)

609 So, you guys want to help me write a movie script?

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 03:47 AM (ufJKx)

610 For Example ..

oh Yeah,, Devil with a Sword

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 03:49 AM (KZLoo)

611 I'm working on a FarScape story, fan fiction obviously ... but I was once gainfully employed as a Tech Writer and Editor ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 03:50 AM (VVZaH)

612 distract one's enemies by giving them giant boners. Could work.

and then the AXE work comes in,, so don't be her enemy.....

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 03:51 AM (KZLoo)

613 611
I'm working on a FarScape story, fan fiction obviously ... but I was once gainfully employed as a Tech Writer and Editor ...


Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 03:50 AM (VVZaH)

===
got an ear for dialog?

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 03:52 AM (ufJKx)

614 This weekend is gonna be fun. *cracks knuckles*

Posted by: Zakn at April 25, 2012 03:52 AM (2/9jx)

615 but I was once gainfully employed as a Tech Writer and Editor ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 03:50 AM (VVZaH)

No shit? Neat.








So, you guys want to help me write a movie script?

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 03:47 AM (ufJKx)

First suggestion, lots of boobies.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:53 AM (4ixH5)

616
First suggestion, lots of boobies.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:53 AM (4ixH5)

===
of course, everything but a chase scene.

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 03:54 AM (ufJKx)

617 This weekend is gonna be fun. *cracks knuckles*

Posted by: Zakn at April 25, 2012 03:52 AM (2/9jx)

Hey, Zakn! What ya up to this weekend?

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:56 AM (4ixH5)

618 of course, everything but a chase scene.


Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 03:54 AM (ufJKx)

Three chase scenes, minimum! One involving the chasing of boobehs.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 03:57 AM (4ixH5)

619 jc at April 25, 2012 03:52 AM (ufJKx)

psuedo yes.

The short stories that I did write my friends all said that various aspects of my own speech appeared in the different characters.

My husband says that I write for the pleasure of being heard, so my stories are too wordy for him.

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 03:58 AM (VVZaH)

620 Three chase scenes, minimum! One involving the chasing of boobehs.


well crap.

youtube has Monty Python's 'chased by a band of naked women' blocked ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:02 AM (VVZaH)

621 anybody got a good idea of some way for me to tell you the story idea in a more controlled environment that our present haunt?

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 04:02 AM (ufJKx)

622 So!!!

It's a ghost story is what you're saying ?!?

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:05 AM (VVZaH)

623 no it means I can't type 'than' and it comes out 'that.' I appear to be doomed to just typing random shit.

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 04:08 AM (ufJKx)

624 It's a ghost story is what you're saying ?!?


Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:05 AM (VVZaH)

Ghosts who enjoy watching people fap?

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 04:11 AM (4ixH5)

625 presidential ghosts that have to watch Obumbles fap.

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 04:15 AM (ufJKx)

626 haunt ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:16 AM (VVZaH)

627 Gothic dialog ... emoes in black?

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:17 AM (VVZaH)

628 Great. It's 1:30 at night, we're 40 short of the number, and one of the few folks on here is trying to go off someplace secret with the rest.




DOOM has come to the ONT.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 25, 2012 04:25 AM (kaalw)

629 Cats with painted faces,
Meetings in secret places,
Lots of boobies during chases,
Detective, this ONT is the strangest of cases ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:30 AM (VVZaH)

630 Roses are red,
DOOM,
Ancient gods, waiting to be fed,
DOOOM,

Violets are blue,
DOOOOM,
I'm getting the hell out, you?
too late - DOOOOOM!!!!!

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:32 AM (VVZaH)

631 Bean!

google "camille chen, californication" there is a short clip in which she says she would rather have sex doggy style so she can return emails in the process. also has some thoughts about manscaping. nsfw.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 04:34 AM (Z9EHQ)

632 this thread sucks worse than baraka at a charity gloryhole.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 04:35 AM (Z9EHQ)

633 Hey, who do we complain to about this thread? I want my money back, comments back, time back, free comments, complimentary filthy email from ace or something.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 04:38 AM (Z9EHQ)

634 Roses are pink,
Apples are red,
Good night, all you people,
Still here on this thread ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:39 AM (VVZaH)

635 she would rather have sex doggy style so she can return emails


I'll ck when I get home Y5,, in the mean time as long as she throws in a few ooohhhs and ahhhhh's I'd be ok with that for a quickie...

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 04:39 AM (KZLoo)

636 Good night, ye' good people,
Sleep high above the fishes,
May the new day dawning,
Bring some good news and best wishes ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:41 AM (VVZaH)

637 I'll ck when I get home Y5,, in the mean time as long as she throws in a few ooohhhs and ahhhhh's I'd be ok with that for a quickie...
Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 04:39 AM (KZLoo)

yeah definitely NSFW and not worth having an opportunity to full time at aoshq. she is a cutie and she is nekkid and naughty. nearly broke my fingers and monitor trying to spank all that wagon she is dragging - for a chinese girl.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 04:43 AM (Z9EHQ)

638 night Adriane

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 04:44 AM (Z9EHQ)

639 Blue Velvet can be worn,
Black Velvet can be sipped,
People wearing platform shoes,
Can hurt themselves, if tripped ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:44 AM (VVZaH)

640 I've given it all she's got Captain,
I canna' give it any morety,
I'm running out of bad poetry,
On this here comment, 640 ...

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 04:48 AM (VVZaH)

641 ciao kids, CYA.

Posted by: jc at April 25, 2012 04:48 AM (ufJKx)

642 nearly broke my fingers and monitor trying to spank all that wagon she is dragging - for a chinese girl.


Yeah Y5,, The virtual display and keyboard should help with the safety factor,,, and a bootyfull oriental you say... oh ya...

Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 04:49 AM (KZLoo)

643 642 nearly broke my fingers and monitor trying to spank all that wagon she is dragging - for a chinese girl.


Yeah Y5,, The virtual display and keyboard should help with the safety factor,,, and a bootyfull oriental you say... oh ya...
Posted by: beanervt at April 25, 2012 04:49 AM (KZLoo)

Indeed. she is a little dispassionate but I would be of the "I got mine" school of thought in that scenario.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 04:52 AM (Z9EHQ)

644 B.S Computers and Math both pay more than $98k at the top and the median is way above $70k. That scale would make sense for high school math teachers but people with a grad degree in math who go into industry or any competent programmer makes many more bucks than that.

They are lumping in Math Ed. and JuCo CS wonders with professionals. That's like throwing candy stripers in the medical prof.

Posted by: steved at April 25, 2012 04:55 AM (ZuMxH)

645 Good ngiht, Adriane!

Good night, JC!

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:11 AM (4ixH5)

646 Still here.

Had to take care of some bidness.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:12 AM (4ixH5)

647 19 to go.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:13 AM (4ixH5)

648 Mel Gibson to star in Machete sequel, Machete Kills.

Cool.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:13 AM (4ixH5)

649 A week a half to the premiere of the Avengers.

Sweet.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:14 AM (4ixH5)

650 I predict that, when I get home, I shall watch Farscape while eating a bowl of bran buds.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:14 AM (4ixH5)

651 http://tinyurl.com/bv22eeg

Gubmint fucked up on the whole Megaupload thing, apparently.

Government fuck ups. What will they think of next?

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:15 AM (4ixH5)

652 Hawt Jap girl for Bean.

http://tinyurl.com/828t29x

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:17 AM (4ixH5)

653 Some Squid Girl for Cooth.

http://tinyurl.com/cs7yopp

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:19 AM (4ixH5)

654 http://tinyurl.com/c2ke9v2

Why Google+ is starting to suck.

Starting?

It always did.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:20 AM (4ixH5)

655 please, someone get their bang stick and put this thread out or its misery.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:22 AM (Z9EHQ)

656 Ten more, after that we're golden.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:23 AM (4ixH5)

657 I'll slap it with my dick so hard that it'll turn flip end over end.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:24 AM (4ixH5)

658 oh yeah, if someone has not already made the case, the fact that baraka insisted on having fiat sell those horrible 500's in the U.S. should be impeachable.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:24 AM (Z9EHQ)

659 Foxy babe for Yankee.

http://tinyurl.com/7rum2dl

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:25 AM (4ixH5)

660 I'll slap it with my dick so hard that it'll turn flip end over end.
Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:24 AM (4ixH5)

be careful. nothing worse than a huge bruise down there. hurts like a effer every time you see a picture of that girl from big bang.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:26 AM (Z9EHQ)

661 Hello, what have we here?

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:26 AM (4ixH5)

662 659 Foxy babe for Yankee.

http://tinyurl.com/7rum2dl
Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:25 AM (4ixH5)

wagon man, more wagon!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:26 AM (Z9EHQ)

663 Don't wanna bruise the boys!

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:27 AM (4ixH5)

664 Wagon you say?

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:27 AM (4ixH5)

665 And...

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:27 AM (4ixH5)

666 Nearer my Beast to thee.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:27 AM (4ixH5)

667 this thread is as much fun as watching michelle and baraka on the white mosque slipnslide after another romantic evening of watersports.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:28 AM (Z9EHQ)

668 664 Wagon you say?
Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:27 AM (4ixH5)

yes, wagon, wagon!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:29 AM (Z9EHQ)

669 Here ya go, babe on a wagon.

http://tinyurl.com/bu6et8o

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:29 AM (4ixH5)

670 this thread is as much fun as watching michelle and
baraka on the white mosque slipnslide after another romantic evening of
watersports.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:28 AM (Z9EHQ)

You know the first thing he did as president was eat Mooch out in the Oval Office.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:30 AM (4ixH5)

671 669 Here ya go, babe on a wagon.

http://tinyurl.com/bu6et8o
Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:29 AM (4ixH5)

I guess they got all those kardashian sisters in one photo.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:31 AM (Z9EHQ)

672 You know the first thing he did as president was eat Mooch out in the Oval Office.
Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:30 AM (4ixH5)

I was thinking it involved bending him over the desk in her best klingon battle costume.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:31 AM (Z9EHQ)

673 And another thing, I have been working hard on assembling everything for the girls aoshq calendar. I am looking for more applicants so keep sending the photos, ladies.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:33 AM (Z9EHQ)

674 I'll take two!

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:35 AM (4ixH5)

675 Okay, I'm gone.

Labor calls.

Labour.

"Work."

Good night, Bean!

Good night, Yankee!

Good morning, Vic!

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2012 05:36 AM (4ixH5)

676 night Robert!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:37 AM (Z9EHQ)

677 sexy and wagon!!!

http://tinyurl.com/7385rv9

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 05:40 AM (VVZaH)

678 Timing is everything and i have no timing ...

night Robert,
night Y5,

MORNING, Vic!!!

Posted by: Adriane at April 25, 2012 05:43 AM (VVZaH)

679 night Adriane

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 05:53 AM (Z9EHQ)

680 Morning Vic, Yo Adrianne. Have a great day.

Posted by: teej at April 25, 2012 05:58 AM (Y5LDn)

681 Ok Morons..Almost the first of the month so you can get your FoodStamp/EBT money

Posted by: JC at April 25, 2012 06:00 AM (lkdo/)

682 Mmorning, Planet Moron.

Morning Joe talking heads stridently insistent Romney is an "underdog" against Jimmy Carter II.

But boy... They be looking nervous. You can smell the stench of fear right thru the TV screen. You know they're in trouble when they take comfort in the Electoral College. Remember back in the day, when they demanded getting rid of it?

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 25, 2012 06:16 AM (niZvt)

683 But boy... They be looking nervous. You can smell the stench of fear right thru the TV screen. You know they're in trouble when they take comfort in the Electoral College. Remember back in the day, when they demanded getting rid of it?
Posted by: CoolCzech at April 25, 2012 06:16 AM (niZvt)

yeah, they sound like I did in the week before the election while pulling for McCain. Keep whistling if it makes you feel better ladies.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 25, 2012 06:17 AM (Z9EHQ)

684 Funny thing is, being MSNBC of course it's four middle aged white guys sitting around a table, telling each other that Romney is "just a white guy."

R-R-R--I-I-I-I-GHT....

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 25, 2012 06:21 AM (niZvt)

685 Funniest of all? One Needlemierish bald pudgy white guy thinks Obama may lose if "the economy hits the skid in October."

IF???

The economy IS in the skids. The economy IS a giant skidmark.

Da Nile! Da Nile! Da Nile!!!

Posted by: CoolCzech at April 25, 2012 06:24 AM (niZvt)

686 Heard on the radio the other day that our bulb tanned speaker is going to hold up funding on Bio defense lab in Manhattan KS if redistricting puts it into Hueslkamp's district
due to a tiff between the two. Don't know what's behind it but guessing it has something to do with Boners lack of nadular fortitude. We. Need. A. New. Speaker.

Posted by: teej at April 25, 2012 06:44 AM (Y5LDn)

687 Good morning, morons.

PA elected two candidates to the left of Kucinich last night, one of which is sure to win a House seat.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at April 25, 2012 06:44 AM (7+pP9)

688 Uh, Don ... underemployment = over-education largely financed by taxpayers

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