Friday Night ONT [Ben]

May the Fourth Be With You

Before he absconded with a bottle of whiskey and a single sock, CDR-M informed me that today is Star Wars Day. I don't know much about Star Wars. I've watched the movies, but I don't consider myself an uber-fan. I do know that Orthodox Star Wars Day isn't for another two weeks.


Star Wars Art Exhibition?


Meh. (h/t to CDR-M)

The B@stards Did It! They Created a Light Saber!

As DrewM pointed out on twitter, you better get yours before this company is bankrupted by lawsuits.


Ranking the Complete Works of Stephen King

I didn't realize how few Stephen King novels I've read until I went through this list. I remember my father giving me The Night Shift when I was 10 or 11. It was a collection of short stories and the cover was a drawing of a bandaged hand that had eyes on it's finger tips. I was transfixed as I read The Mangler, Battleground, The Man Who Loved Flowers, Sometimes They Come Back, Night Surf(loosely related to The Stand), The Boogeyman, and The Lawnmower Man. I don't think I've ever read any Stephen King books since then. After going through these, I've decided to add several of these to my ever growing reading list.


Here is a list of 7 through 3


7. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass: This prequel tells the story of a young Roland, his first great adventure and his first (possibly only) true romance. It's an incredibly well-told tale, one that aches with a sense of young love other authors could only fantasize about writing.

6. Misery: Originally meant to be a Bachman book, with all the darkness those books are known for, this tight thriller somehow makes a popular writer's greatest fear (getting kidnapped by an insane fan) our greatest fear, if only temporarily. Annie Wilkes, writer Paul Sheldon's "number-one fan," is one of King's most hilarious, batshit crazy creations.

5. Different Seasons: Four novellas: Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, The Body, The Breathing Method. Three of them are utter knockouts. (Not coincidentally, all three of those were made into good to great films — you know The Body as Stand by Me.) There's not a ghost or demon in the bunch, just great characters and frightening portraits of humanity.

4. The Shining: If 'Salem's Lot is the great modern vampire novel, then The Shining is the great modern haunted house book. It may be a while since you've read it, and the name may conjure up only the images from Stanley Kubrick's film, so iconic are they. But drip into it again and you'll see why the book holds up. In addition to being one of his most frightening (the lady in Room 217!!), it's also one of King's most personal works — the story of an alcoholic writer and the havoc he wreaks upon his small family.

3. IT: One of King's biggest books, both literally and figuratively. He throws everything he's got in this one. Concerned with a group of kids who have to fight off an evil, alien child killer, IT is about the essence of fear, the mysterious nature of small towns, the 1950s and movie monsters. King's wisest book about the dangers and joys of childhood (of which he wrote much in his early years), it also contains more scares per chapter than anything he wrote before or since.


The movie version of IT scared the crap out of me, so I've put it atop my list of Stephen King books to read.
Thanks to Slublog for the hat tip.

When is a Pregnancy a Bad Thing?

When the starting goalie of the Argentinian Field Hockey team gets pregnant three months before the Summer Olympics.


Secret EU Plot to Create Super Powerful EU President

In an attempt to marginalize Great Britain, the last roadblock to a Centralized European Super State, and further erode the sovereignty of other European nations, the EU is planning on merging the positions of the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission.

This makes me think of the famous Tom Wolfe quote, "He sounded like Jean-François Revel, a French socialist writer who talks about one of the great unexplained phenomena of modern astronomy: namely, that the dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe. "

A Mouth Spray That Gets You Drunk Instantly

I'm not sure who would buy a product like this. One of the fun parts of getting drunk is actually consuming the alcohol. What's the fun in getting drunk instantly?

I remember accidentally getting drunk off diethyl ether in high school. We were using it and I unintentionally (I swear) took a deep breath near the container. I immediately felt loopy and nauseous. It wasn't pleasant.

The rather uncomfortably titled WA|HH Quantum Sensations spray will get you automatically drunk once it's been sprayed in your mouth and it will only last for a few seconds. Once it's gone, you'll be able to pass a breathalyser with flying colours.

Each time you spray it in your confused mouth, you'll be getting 0.075 mililetres of alcohol. It's created by a French American scientist called David Edwards who claims that the specially designed spray mechanism ensures that the effect is instantaneous. The device itself was designed, and modelled above, by Philippe Starck.

Obviously we will add it to the AoSHQ Amazon Store when it comes on the market.

Half Baked Tanorexic Mother: Critics are "Jealous, Fat and Ugly"

Or Toast of the Town as Jammie Wearing Fool refers to her.

“Any mother who makes an accusation about me is not a mother because I’m a great mother — I would never do that to my child,” Krentcil rants. “There’s somebody out there for my whole life that doesn’t like me because they are jealous, fat and they’re ugly.”

Krentcil was charged with felony child endangerment yesterday after allegedly bringing her daughter into a tanning booth at City Tropic Tanning salon in Nutley, NJ. She was released on $25,000 bail.


She's 1/32 Lava Creature


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Comments

1 Yo Morons

Posted by: fluffy and unsteady at May 04, 2012 10:05 PM (z9HTb)

2 Second!

Posted by: fluffy at May 04, 2012 10:06 PM (z9HTb)

3 I've got this place jammed up like a toilet the morning after burrito night

Posted by: fluffy at May 04, 2012 10:06 PM (z9HTb)

4 Gaaaaaaaa!

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 04, 2012 10:06 PM (xqug+)

5 I'd stay but I can't find my other sock.

Posted by: CDR M at May 04, 2012 10:06 PM (QaYwz)

6 Near first? Like, seventh, maybe?

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 10:06 PM (I/cLr)

7 This is my thread. Stay off of it.

Posted by: fluffy at May 04, 2012 10:06 PM (z9HTb)

8 The Tortoise will dance on her grave

Posted by: Beto at May 04, 2012 10:06 PM (lpWVn)

9 Do you think it would be possible not to invite Raykon?

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:07 PM (R5yLq)

10 Thanks, everyone! It's exhausting being so obnoxious.

Posted by: fluffy, lazy bastid at May 04, 2012 10:07 PM (z9HTb)

11 Ok, new goal, hit #6, 66 and the Beast in one ONT.

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 10:07 PM (I/cLr)

12 evening all
just popping in to say hi, gonna watch a movie now - Immortals

Posted by: chemjeff at May 04, 2012 10:08 PM (7FadD)

13 Re the laser sabre, you know it's good when they tell you that you really shouldn't be using this thing at all but if you insist you should at least wear some shades so you don't go blind.

Posted by: booger at May 04, 2012 10:08 PM (HI6wa)

14 I have cleared my email account of its backlog.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:08 PM (JKNDp)

15 I've read plenty of Stephen King, though I went off him when he started to get political.

His best book is Salem's Lot. Then The Stand (but don't get the updated version). Then The Shining.

After that there's room for debate. I'd go with The Drawing of The Three, but YMMV.

Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2012 10:08 PM (2IW5Q)

16 Krentcil is a walking culture dish of melanomas - look how damaged her skin is. Her business of course, but she's going to regret her excessive tanning in a short amount of time.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 10:09 PM (RvlzX)

17 HB, someone has to volunteer to hang around in the old thread and keep it occupied.

*not it*

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 10:09 PM (I/cLr)

18 stephen king had a knack for re-using his old plot lines to form new tales...

carrie/firestarter= same shit

IT/the body= same shit, but one was with the alien thingy-doodle.

christine/trucks (maximum overdrive)= same thing, only expanded for one story.

those are just a few...

Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at May 04, 2012 10:09 PM (Jv9tc)

19 Totally!

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:09 PM (JKNDp)

20 When Tortoises dance they look very much like Michael Moore
When a Tortoise is flipped on its back it can't roll over like Michael Moore

Posted by: Beto at May 04, 2012 10:09 PM (lpWVn)

21 Actually, I'm sure that tortoise doesn't give a rat's ass about that human.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 04, 2012 10:10 PM (xqug+)

22 We've been having a quiet evening at home. Sissy got in a fight with Wolverine so she's here for the weekend.

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:10 PM (R5yLq)

23 I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it any more!

Posted by: iamahaiangttiam at May 04, 2012 10:10 PM (uXdJq)

24 #17

I just couldn't stop laughing when he said he was my ultimate protector. I wondered what he was protecting me from, other unwashed beta males?

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:12 PM (R5yLq)

25 The tanning tootsie is closing the gap between human and human jerky.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:12 PM (JKNDp)

26 When the starting goalie of the Argentinian Field Hockey team gets pregnant three months before the Summer Olympics.

I really really hope the baby daddy has a name like Edmund Albion-Derbyshire.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 10:12 PM (QTHTd)

27
King Top 5:
1.The Stand
2.The Stand
3.The Stand
4.Salem's Lot
5.Cell

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:13 PM (cjTjM)

28 I have cleared my email account of its backlog.


Posted by: Ohio Dan
--------------------

I don't think you're Ohio Dan. And I think you and the toaster are in cahoots.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 04, 2012 10:13 PM (xqug+)

29 The attention whore strikes again . . . fuckin' sasquatch has now slimed Jeopardy. In her campaign against childhood obesity and generally making us eat shit we don't like. She makes me want to puke.

Oh, and, hi!! Happy Friday!

Posted by: Peaches at May 04, 2012 10:13 PM (lJ2es)

30 i have 16 10yos in my house
an entire soccer team for a sleepover

KILL ME

Posted by: navycopjoe crying because da cubbies suck as usual at May 04, 2012 10:14 PM (aeve0)

31 When the starting goalie of the Argentinian Field Hockey team gets pregnant three months before the Summer Olympics.SCORRRRE!

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:14 PM (JKNDp)

32 I used to love me some Steven King books. They activated my imagination like no others. Heck, I even liked the corny screen adaptations of some of them: Needful Things, Pet Sematary (first one...sequel was for shite), Christine, etc. recently read The Dome. Good premise, shaky ending. However, since he's gone off the political deep end, I will ever read another word of his. Dennis LeHane is in the same category after reading his latest with multiple political sucker-punches. F'em both.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 10:14 PM (455aq)

33 First Junior Seau, then MCA... is everyone I loved in the 90s going to die this week? Watch out, Kramer... and that girl from chemistry class with the shiny white blouse and the great rack!

Posted by: Bang Out Of Order at May 04, 2012 10:15 PM (1H47k)

34 HB, yeah, and he's loves you so much he wants you to be able to prostitute yourself.

Because that's how you can tell a real man, he can only get laid with working girls, and maybe not even then.

But he'll rock your world. Honest injun.

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 10:15 PM (I/cLr)

35 I'm watching The Night Shift on TV now. It's not a bad movie.

Stephen King is obviously a douche when it comes to politics, but he's prolific writer and I vividly remember the short stories I mentioned in the post. I have about 10 books in my reading pile. Once I get through those, I'll pick up a few Stephen King books from my dad's library.

Posted by: Ben at May 04, 2012 10:15 PM (UvdzB)

36 #29

I wonder why she isn't paying more attention to what Michael Moore eats and leaving the rest of us alone.

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:15 PM (R5yLq)

37 In an attempt to marginalize Great Britain, the last roadblock to a Centralized European Super State, and further erode the sovereignty of other European nations, the EU is planning on merging the positions of the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission.

Are they sure they want to do that now, with the populace gathering torches and rope as their economy collapses?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 04, 2012 10:15 PM (Y+DPZ)

38 Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04,2012 10:12 PM (JKNDp)

Agreed. She looks half mummified already.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 04, 2012 10:16 PM (X8/ER)

39 S King link won't go beyond the first page; end the suspense - The Stand is numero uno, yes?

Howdy, morons.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 10:16 PM (7yvLv)

40 King Top 5:
*The Shining
*Carrie [yes, I know, it was politically-correct and anti-Catholic, but the story was ace]
*Misery
*Different Seasons [the short-story collection]
*first half of the Stand

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 10:16 PM (QTHTd)

41 Is the jerky-lady missing some teeth, too? How on earth can you go fork money over at the tanning salon every week and still not go get your teeth fixed/replaced? I'm not talking Joe Biden bright white smiles, but some sort of dentures/implants/something.

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at May 04, 2012 10:16 PM (snRY5)

42 #34


Eeew! No thank you. I have a real man in my life.

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:16 PM (R5yLq)

43 Evening everyone.... This was a long odd week....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 04, 2012 10:16 PM (ycBV3)

44 Oh and RIP MCA. Way too young.

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 10:17 PM (I/cLr)

45 Look at that picture of human jerky and imagine her naked. Shudders!

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:17 PM (JKNDp)

46 Krentcil was charged with felony child endangerment yesterday after
allegedly bringing her daughter into a tanning booth at City Tropic
Tanning salon in Nutley, NJ. She was released on $25,000 bail.


It's a Jersey Thing, you wouldn't understand!

Posted by: Sheila Broflovski at May 04, 2012 10:17 PM (Y+DPZ)

47 Out of the corner of my eye, I keep seeing that picture of the Tanning Mom in the sidebar and thinking that it's a screen shot of Dana Carvey doing a "Survivor" skit on SNL!

Posted by: Moonbeam at May 04, 2012 10:17 PM (1k4dd)

48 #38

I was just wondering, do you think she is a white hispanic?

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:17 PM (R5yLq)

49 Crispy Mom is likely bulletproof by now, too.

Posted by: eman at May 04, 2012 10:17 PM (XrDou)

50
>>Are they sure they want to do that now, with the populace gathering torches and rope as their economy collapses?

If European history is any guide, then yes. Financial panic, social strife, those seem to be the perfect time to overthrow democracy in Europe.

Posted by: Ben at May 04, 2012 10:18 PM (UvdzB)

51 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru3gH27Fn6E

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 10:18 PM (QTHTd)

52 Hummingbird

I think she's a leatherette

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 04, 2012 10:18 PM (ycBV3)

53 The weird thing about jerky woman is she is into anal bleaching.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:18 PM (JKNDp)

54 I have read several of Stephen King's books, and I liked Salem's Lot, The Stand and The Gunslinger books. I have to agree that It was his scariest, but his latest book- 11/22/63 is good, I enjoyed it quite a bit. It kind of dragged toward the end, but it was still a good read.

Posted by: DaveinNC at May 04, 2012 10:18 PM (/NgNT)

55 The thing about The Stand, he had Christianity--kind of--as the victor.

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:19 PM (cjTjM)

56 Those tan lines must be *epic*.

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 10:19 PM (I/cLr)

57 #52

I have owned some ugly handbags but this one is probably over the top, even for me.

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:19 PM (R5yLq)

58 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSE_heLsSms

Posted by: CT at May 04, 2012 10:19 PM (LV4dQ)

59 Yesterday was Christina Hendricks' birthday. I missed it. /shame

http://tinyurl.com/6vtvveo

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at May 04, 2012 10:20 PM (gA69l)

60 That explains it. The first Stephen King novel I read (in about 1980) was "The Stand" Everything since has been inferior.

Posted by: Jimbo at May 04, 2012 10:21 PM (O3R/2)

61 35
I'm watching The Night Shift on TV now.


What channel? Is that form Kings short story book of the same name?

Posted by: booger at May 04, 2012 10:21 PM (HI6wa)

62 55 The thing about The Stand, he had Christianity--kind of--as the victor.

Same thing with "Desperation".

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 10:21 PM (RvlzX)

63 The Stand was the first King book I read and things pretty well went downhill from there, although the Dark Tower series had some good moments (until the end when the idiot wrote himself into the story).

Pet Semetary was good, but I swear I had it figured out in about 50 pages. If you can find it, read King's own account of writing that one. Apparently his first son was very young and he had to put off writing the story for several years because of that.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 10:21 PM (7yvLv)

64 15
I've read plenty of Stephen King, though I went off him when he started to get political.


Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2012 10:08 PM (2IW5Q)


I stopped reading Stephen King after "Insomnia". The one where opponents of abortion are secretly working for the devil. Can't even be bothered to finish the Dark Tower series.btw, The Wastelands was his best book.


Posted by: fozzy at May 04, 2012 10:21 PM (FEzSe)

65 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 04, 2012 10:22 PM (JMmQ9)

66 34 Because that's how you can tell a real man, he can only get laid with working girls

fuck you buddy

Posted by: secret service agents everywhere at May 04, 2012 10:22 PM (aeve0)

67 And yeah, i think it was getting hit by that car that made King lose it, that's when he started getting overtly political and injecting himself into his books.

Posted by: booger at May 04, 2012 10:22 PM (HI6wa)

68 I was trying to come up with more snark about tanning freak when I realized I have a void in my education. Do nipples tan?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:22 PM (JKNDp)

69 63 ... although the Dark Tower series had some good
moments (until the end when the idiot wrote himself into the story).





Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 10:21 PM (7yvLv)


I'm glad I didn't finish it now.

Posted by: fozzy at May 04, 2012 10:23 PM (FEzSe)

70 I liked The Shining better than The Stand ...

Posted by: A less cynical Adriane at May 04, 2012 10:24 PM (VVZaH)

71 Hate to go all Daily Kos here, but I must object to the characterization of Junior Seau's death. It is a tradgedy only in the sense that he bailed on a wife and kids. Suicide is a cowardly way out. Wish he coulda gotten help to still be here for his family. As a fan of his, he is forever diminished in my mind. Condolences to his family and godspeed his soul.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 10:24 PM (455aq)

72 I was trying to come up with more snark about tanning freak when I realized I have a void in my education. Do nipples tan?
Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:22 PM (JKNDp)


I don't think they are skin tissue.

Posted by: eman at May 04, 2012 10:24 PM (XrDou)

73 #68

Oh hon, do you realize what a field day coolczech will have with any moronette that answers that question?

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:24 PM (R5yLq)

74 Could there be a better day than when Neil Boortz says on the air Obama is a "stuttering cluster (pause) of a mirabile failure", and then tweets about having said it?

Morons everywhere should be proud.

Nice ONT. Thanks

Posted by: Mike in CFL at May 04, 2012 10:24 PM (motsG)

75 He's real good at character development and I always get sucked into the story. But his politics piss me off, so I ran over him with my van one day.

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:25 PM (cjTjM)

76 Here's an example of King's most recent insanity (just in case you haven't seen it):

Stephen King's Tax Me More Letter

http://tinyurl.com/6ox9de4

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 10:25 PM (RvlzX)

77 Nah, go ahead and finish it, fozzy, just flip through the part where he couldn't resist making the "writer in Maine" himself. The end is predictable but good. I think the best of that series is the one that describes Roland as a young man.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 10:25 PM (7yvLv)

78 Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 10:24 PM (455aq)

Walk a mile in his shoes.

Posted by: eman at May 04, 2012 10:25 PM (XrDou)

79 CT, Juliette V is phenomenal. I'm listening to her take on "A Night Like This"

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 10:25 PM (QTHTd)

80 I never read King. Mostly because I am just not into creepy. What little exposure I have is through his movies. From that little exposure he seems great at developing tension but his endings or lack thereoff suck.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:25 PM (JKNDp)

81 i have 16 10yos in my house
an entire soccer team for a sleepover

KILL ME
Posted by: navycopjoe crying because da cubbies suck as usual at May 04, 2012 10:14 PM (aeve0)

Oh hell no. I tried to warn my husband against this, but he insisted he could handle our ten-year-old twin boys having a sleepover with almost that many friends. It was....exhausting. We're still finding Nerf darts in the weirdest places.

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at May 04, 2012 10:26 PM (snRY5)

82 Why, that's quite a beautiful....... tortoise.

Also, the "light sabers" are just toy lightsabers like Park Sabers, only with a laser driver instead of a ultra-bright LED driver.

I'd actually prefer the Park Sabers one because I'm less likely to blind someone or burn my house down if it breaks.

And you can spar with them (which is mostly for YouTube films or just for re-enacting the Star Wars Kid video in a room with your drapes closed).

Still waiting for a real lightsaber.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:26 PM (bxiXv)

83 Do nipples tan?

I know the answer, but I'd better do an hour or two of looking at boobehs on the internet research, just to be sure.

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 10:26 PM (I/cLr)

84 "Tanning Woman" in the sidebar IS a guy, from an original "Star Trek" epidsode.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 04, 2012 10:26 PM (O3R/2)

85 68 I was trying to come up with more snark about tanning freak when I realized I have a void in my education. Do nipples tan?
Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:22 PM (JKNDp)

Evening all

No, nipples do not tan, they burn. They burn like hell.

(regretting that weekend on a Greek beach, many years ago.)

Posted by: moki at May 04, 2012 10:27 PM (dZmFh)

86 I read clear through the Dark Tower books (yep, where he put himself in was over the top) and I thought they ended as they should, but I really didn't care much for that last one. He hasn't written anything else since then (as far as I'm concerned), and in fact, I heard he's dead (to me).


Evening roonz and roonettez! Had a tooth pulled yesterday, it sucked balls. Percocet and Vicoden don't do a thing for me, much to my dismay, but Excedrin rocks.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:27 PM (yh0zB)

87 No kidding, Mike? Did Boortz really do that? He's about half loony anyway, so it wouldn't surprise me.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 10:27 PM (7yvLv)

88 I found 11/22/63 to be very formulaic. Think Butterfly effect meets It's a Wonderful Life. I loved his early short stories...The Long Walk was great.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 10:27 PM (455aq)

89 Just saw "The Avengers", great ending, ^&Q@^#@&^&@*&^ gets #q)(*q)(*$()q*$ AND *Q)(#*)($Q*Q)($* comes out of the close (*W()*

Posted by: The Robot Devil at May 04, 2012 10:27 PM (OKNQi)

90 That was a serious question. Do they?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:28 PM (JKNDp)

91 >>It is a tradgedy only in the sense that he bailed on a wife and kids.

He already bailed on the ex-wife. A girlfriend found his body.

Posted by: Radish A. Radish at May 04, 2012 10:28 PM (hO8IJ)

92 I found out this week from a podcast that the escape-prison-through-the-sewer bit in Shawshank was an actual event from the Civil War.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 04, 2012 10:28 PM (nIZa7)

93 Hey, it's aStar Wars thread. Stephen King andLava Lady are after the break No Princess Leia jokes? No Darth Cheney? What are you, morons?

Oh. Never mind.

72: Nipples are already tanned.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at May 04, 2012 10:28 PM (WF9oT)

94 Sigh. miserable

Posted by: Mike in CFL at May 04, 2012 10:28 PM (motsG)

95 I was seriously considering adding Wastelands to my top five. I decided against it, since although the descriptions are evocative and the Jake and Eddie flashbacks are great, it's very much Part Of A Story and not a story in itself.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 10:28 PM (QTHTd)

96 Boy, the British sure bought into a Surprise Bag of Dicks when they hooked up with the EU, didn't they?

I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. Yes, when I was a little kid, before they were full-on into it, I thought it was a bad idea.

Umm, I'm sure I told someone.

It's funny looking back on things like the "Yes, Minister" comedy where they talked extensively about "the Common Market" and the crazed bureaucracy trying to run everything in member countries.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:28 PM (bxiXv)

97 King and the other "tax me more" rich celebrities can easily pay more

One 1040 Form

Enter income
Take no deductions
Enter tax
Enter taxes paid
If tax is greater than taxes paid, enter amount due IRS

See Steve, so easy, DO IT FOR JULIA !!!

Posted by: kbdabear at May 04, 2012 10:29 PM (Y+DPZ)

98 Nipples just burn. And peel. Not that it ever happened to me. *Innocent face*

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at May 04, 2012 10:29 PM (snRY5)

99 This is Indian sign language for 1/32.


http://tinyurl.com/86ltx6x

Posted by: Matt in Maine at May 04, 2012 10:29 PM (gWLRb)

100 But his politics piss me off, so I ran over him with my van one day.

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:25 PM (cjTjM)


ROFL

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:29 PM (yh0zB)

101 I've been pretty sunburned and my nips didn't even get sensitive, until i started rubbing them of course, like i'm doing now, awww yyyeeahhhh......

Posted by: booger at May 04, 2012 10:29 PM (HI6wa)

102 Cool language learning Chrome extension called Language Immersion. The cool thing is it replaces words in the browser with words in your target language (ie Spanish, French, Chinese, etc). It has a sliding scale from novice -intermediate - fluent. At novice it's just a couple words every paragraph or so.

Clever way to practice and keep up your language skills. So when you are reading Ewok porn it just throws in a little Spanish or German.

..

And Stephen King freaks me out. Read one book in high school and got nightmares. Life is too short to intentionally give myself nightmares. Good writer. Too good.

Posted by: Muhammad's Left Nut at May 04, 2012 10:29 PM (ZPrif)

103 Follow-up question. Do they sunburn?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:30 PM (JKNDp)

104 "Tanning Woman" in the sidebar IS a guy, from an original "Star Trek" epidsode."
Captain Pike? Wow, he's talking now. Good to know.

Posted by: stillers at May 04, 2012 10:30 PM (gVUg0)

105 81 everytime i walk into the living room there is total silence and guilty looks
i need one of those pepper spray bombs

Posted by: secret service agents everywhere at May 04, 2012 10:30 PM (aeve0)

106 Braveheart is an allegory for the Reflublicans. Wallace must deal with the nobles who want to go along to get along.

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:30 PM (cjTjM)

107 #86

{{{GGE}}} I'm sorry to hear you are in pain. I hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:31 PM (R5yLq)

108 ugggh
sock failure

Posted by: secret service agents everywhere at May 04, 2012 10:31 PM (aeve0)

109 I started to read "The Shining" decades ago. I put it down early on when he breaks his kid's wrists. I just won't put up with that shit.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 04, 2012 10:31 PM (O3R/2)

110 Ann Rice also went Full Moonbat.

Is there some equation for that? Gross sales X genre + social isolation / age or something?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:31 PM (bxiXv)

111 >>If tax is greater than taxes paid, enter amount due IRS

And then write a separate check to the US Treasury, over and above your legal liability. They'll cash it.

Posted by: Radish A. Radish at May 04, 2012 10:32 PM (hO8IJ)

112 I used to work at a library. Every SK book written would cross my desk, and none were worth the paper written upon. 'Salems' lot' had promise, was still crappy.

Posted by: Thomas at May 04, 2012 10:32 PM (w4tV8)

113 Only Stephen King I've read is Cell. Couldn't put it down buthated it. Itcreeped me out, I almost threw away a my cell phone.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at May 04, 2012 10:32 PM (WF9oT)

114 I think everyone needs a second chance, so lay off those Secret Service agents.

(If you're hot, consider laying on me instead... I'll make it worth your while)

Posted by: Eliot Spitzer at May 04, 2012 10:32 PM (QTHTd)

115 74 Could there be a better day than when Neil Boortz says on the air Obama is a "stuttering cluster (pause) of a mirabile failure", and then tweets about having said it?

Morons everywhere should be proud.

Nice ONT. Thanks
Posted by: Mike in CFL at May 04, 2012 10:24 PM (motsG)

Pretty cool!

I waited all day to listen to his show.. and completely forgot.. so I missed the glorious moment.

Evening all!

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at May 04, 2012 10:32 PM (DGIjM)

116 105 81 everytime i walk into the living room there is total silence and guilty looks
i need one of those pepper spray bombs

Posted by: secret service agents everywhere at May 04, 2012 10:30 PM (aeve0)


I thought the White House was calling that the "War Room" now?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (bxiXv)

117 {{{GGE}}} I'm sorry to hear you are in pain. I hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:31 PM (R5yLq)


Aw thanks. Pain was yesterday, today is OK. I was expecting pain like yesterday but when I woke up all was well. The narcotics did nothing for me (what a huge farking disappointment that was), but like I said, two Excedrin and the pain was all gone.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (yh0zB)

118 #78. No, I'd rather not. One never knows what is going on in someone's head. Diving his car off the road in 2010 should have been a warning sign to him and those that loved him. It's just sad that it had to come to this. Fact is he shot himself and left his wife and kids to pick up pieces. I hope they (and he) find peace.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (455aq)

119 Actually, since men also have nips, I should be able to answer one of those questions. Being of Scottish decent I am pretty fair skinned. I have had some epic sunburns. Generally they were on my back but also an my chest. I don't ever remember getting sun burnt nipples.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (JKNDp)

120 It's a Jersey Thing, you wouldn't understand!

Posted by: Sheila Broflovski at May 04, 2012 10:17 PM (Y+DPZ) I was born in Nutley, no relation I swear!

Posted by: dananjcon at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (SBL+e)

121
Ann Rice also went Full Moonbat

didn't she become a devout and vocal Catholic?

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (cjTjM)

122 108 sweet lord
i blame the gang of future male heart crushers who invaded my nice peaceful house

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (aeve0)

123 CT, Juliette V is phenomenal. I'm listening to her take on "A Night Like This"

I love how versatile she is. She'll do Ozzy and then the Cure. She disappeared for nine months and then, bam, four videos in one day.

Posted by: CT at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (LV4dQ)

124 Just returned from a few minutes at the AOSHQ night of TF2 on Steam. Good fun. It was really nice of those [AoXBox]folks to let us mob their server, and really good that Zakn and gogman made it happen.

Posted by: And Irresolute at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (RC3M9)

125 So, Ohio Dan (if that's your REAL name) why the questions about Nipples? Hmmmm?


Don't have any of your own do you?

Never been in the SUN?

I think we have an alien intruder trolling for

NIPPLE THRILLS!11!!!!!!

Posted by: Bitter clinger and all that at May 04, 2012 10:34 PM (CP+yl)

126 I liked the early SK short stories, and that was about it.

Jerusalem's Lot was better than Salem's Lot. Also, shorter.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:34 PM (bxiXv)

127 We're still finding Nerf darts in the weirdest places.


Go on...

Posted by: fluffy at May 04, 2012 10:34 PM (z9HTb)

128 126
I liked the early SK short stories, and that was about it.


Quitters, Inc. was an epic short story. Awesome premise.

Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2012 10:35 PM (2IW5Q)

129 117 The narcotics did nothing for me (what a huge farking disappointment that was)

sooooooooo
do you need my address to send them here?

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 04, 2012 10:35 PM (aeve0)

130 Krentcil is a walking culture dish of melanomas p/i]

She's so dark, how could you even see them?

Posted by: someone at May 04, 2012 10:35 PM (bqjJT)

131 Btw.

yes they will and it HUUUURRRTTTS.

Much worse than regular sunburn but they recover quickly.

YOU HAD NIPPLES ON YOUR BACK!!!????

Posted by: Bitter clinger and all that at May 04, 2012 10:35 PM (CP+yl)

Posted by: someone at May 04, 2012 10:35 PM (bqjJT)

133 #91 I did not know that. Sad story. Must be something to all that NFL concussion stuff. Too many youngish people losing their shit.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 10:36 PM (455aq)

134 Posted by: navycopjoe at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (aeve0)


The VP of the local Mustang club is getting married and honeymooning in HI. I told him to ask his cabbie if he was a Forrestal squid, and if so to ask about Palma...so if one of your fares asks...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:36 PM (yh0zB)

135 Good evening, good people. Really lazy day today,did not a damn thing.


The Stand is King's best, imho. The latest, Under The Dome, I wouldn't really recommend.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 04, 2012 10:36 PM (SAMxH)

136 >>117 The narcotics did nothing for me (what a huge farking disappointment that was)


You need to know two things about me. Stay away from my Percocets and do you have any Percocets?

Posted by: Ben at May 04, 2012 10:37 PM (UvdzB)

137 didn't she become a devout and vocal Catholic?
Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:33 PM (cjTjM)


I think self-satisfied is a better descriptor than devout, though maybe.

She had a huge anti-Bush "America let me down" rant during Katrina, based on the sensational coverage, and that brought out a few other things she wrote.

It was just pretty arrogant and self-important, probably more than anything.

Never liked her writing much myself.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:37 PM (bxiXv)

138
Jerusalem's Lot was better than Salem's Lot. Also, shorter.

It was good. the Stand also had a short story beginning, I forget the name.

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:37 PM (cjTjM)

139 Ooh. Thanks for the reminder Merovign. I spelled it wrong. It's "'Salems lot". (I think)

Posted by: Thomas at May 04, 2012 10:37 PM (w4tV8)

140 Anne Rice returned to Catholicism, but it didn't stick.

The gay-rights/gay marriage thing was to much for her. Her Jesus, apparently, came to abolish the Law and the Prophets, not to fulfill them.




Posted by: Jimbo at May 04, 2012 10:37 PM (O3R/2)

141 MARMOL WAS SHITCANNED!!!!!

ALL HAIL THE GREATNESS KNOWN AS THE SOON TO BE CHAMPS

DA CUBBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 04, 2012 10:37 PM (aeve0)

142 How about the basketball player named World Peace? Assaulted some guy, didn't he? Talk about truth in advertising...oh yeah, and irony. Lots of irony.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:38 PM (yh0zB)

143 Anne Rice's writing was one ripped shirt away from just being lady pron.

Posted by: Bitter clinger and all that at May 04, 2012 10:38 PM (CP+yl)

144 Just one tooth pulled? Pfffttt.

I had 31 pulled at once (I'd pulled the first of 32 myself with pliers after it got infected).


Posted by: xbradtc at May 04, 2012 10:38 PM (+FFD7)

145 Dummy me. That would be USS D.

Posted by: Thomas at May 04, 2012 10:38 PM (w4tV8)

146 >>It was good. the Stand also had a short story beginning, I forget the name.


Night Surf, as i mentioned in the post. Gah!

Posted by: Ben at May 04, 2012 10:39 PM (UvdzB)

147 I think she's a leatherette

Like a saddlebag, with eyes.

Posted by: toby928© denounces himself so you don't have to at May 04, 2012 10:39 PM (NG097)

148 Survival tip of the week - avoid balloon shows if you are in Yerevan's central Republic Square.

140 people injured when balloons explode at Armenian concert

http://tinyurl.com/88ymwvw

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 10:39 PM (RvlzX)

149 Check out the signs at Occupy Chicago. Ugh.

http://tinyurl.com/chogpbt

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at May 04, 2012 10:40 PM (DGIjM)

150 I have that laser. I got it before the price went up $100. Oh, sure, it was fun for a while, burning holes through plastic bags and lighting matches on fire but I'd kinda rather have the money still.

Posted by: Contemplative Lobster at May 04, 2012 10:40 PM (ay6+/)

151 139 Ooh. Thanks for the reminder Merovign. I spelled it wrong. It's "'Salems lot". (I think)
Posted by: Thomas at May 04, 2012 10:37 PM (w4tV


Just in case I wasn't clear, Jerusalem's Lot was a short story. Salem's lot was a book. Both by King.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:40 PM (bxiXv)

152 134 sweet
tell him to look for the white cabbie, theres only like 3 of us so makes the odds better

then again moronettes....i'm actually a 6'5" 250 black dude, oh yeah

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 04, 2012 10:40 PM (aeve0)

153 Anne Rice did write a couple of very good books, "Out of Egypt" and "The Road to Cana".

Instead of Stephen King's books, how about we talk about Michael Crichton's books?


Posted by: Jimbo at May 04, 2012 10:40 PM (O3R/2)

154 The Shining or The Stand. Both were good. Christine started off as a nice little slice of teenage life and then...went to crazytown.

Or The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, which I really liked and the last book of King's that I will read.

Posted by: huerfano at May 04, 2012 10:40 PM (bAGA/)

155 Ok ... Remember those vital repair kits they showed on tv? I wonder if the tanfastic mom could patch herself with one of those......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 04, 2012 10:41 PM (ycBV3)

156
ha ha sorry Ben. Yeah, Night Surf.

Damned Sierra Nevada

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:41 PM (cjTjM)

157 143 Anne Rice's writing was one ripped shirt away from just being lady pron.
Posted by: Bitter clinger and all that at May 04, 2012 10:38 PM (CP+yl)


She's just mad she didn't think of making her vampires sparkle.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:41 PM (bxiXv)

158 Stephen King recycles a lot of stuff. One thing I haven't been able to forget since I noticed it was how often the hero has an injured leg while trying to flee towards the end of the book.

That shows up in Christine, The Tommyknockers, Cujo, Misery, etc.

Misery is how Steven King sees his fans, forcing him to write trashy bestsellers they'll buy. Especially after a fan outed him as the author of the Bachman books.

The Dark Half is King's fantasy revenge on the fan who outed him. Popular author gets outed as writer of darker books, and stops writing them. Dark hero of the books rises from the grave and kills the fan first thing.

I always felt King's best work were the early story collections, and collections of novelettes. Other than that, Christine, Cujo and The Shining still showed the tight work of an author who wasn't too big to be edited.

It and The Stand were middling work. Pushed too far even for King.

That's why his short stories worked even then. Because the short length alone helped keep him under control.

Posted by: Looking Glass at May 04, 2012 10:41 PM (2J6Jv)

159 I had 31 pulled at once (I'd pulled the first of 32 myself with pliers after it got infected).




Posted by: xbradtc at May 04, 2012 10:38 PM (+FFD7)


So far I've dropped $4800 on perio work and the perio dude wants to do another 3 grand worth. I told him unless he's doing it for free he can just fucking wait until the pocket fills back up. He didn't like that much (It's just going to get worse!!!eleventy!!) and I told him to take me off the list of people he knows with 8 grand to drop on dental work in the space of a couple of months.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:41 PM (yh0zB)

160 Oh hell no. I tried to warn my husband against this, but he insisted he could handle our ten-year-old twin boys having a sleepover with almost that many friends. It was....exhausting. We're still finding Nerf darts in the weirdest places.
Posted by: jenny tries too hard at May 04, 2012 10:26 PM (snRY5)
------------->
Sometimes it's like trying to herd cats when you've got a gaggle of kids running around the house. Several years ago, I was painting Grand-daughter #1's room when she and a girlfriend wanted to help (they were about 11 years old). At some point, I left the room and when I returned a few minutes later, they had started painting each other. Mrs. Cop sent them to the shower and I had to have a beer.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at May 04, 2012 10:42 PM (M0NzJ)

161 My kid'sgot a Sulcata tortoise too
They live for 100 years and are veggies

Posted by: TexasJew at May 04, 2012 10:42 PM (8kWKd)

162 wtf
hey dad, we ordered pizzas...can you go pick them up?

Posted by: navycopjoe at May 04, 2012 10:42 PM (aeve0)

163 Salem's Lot literally kept me up all night whenI was 15

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:42 PM (cjTjM)

164 ok the biden 911 tape recreation sounds like phone sex, just saying.

Posted by: lous a girl at May 04, 2012 10:43 PM (fHyXI)

165 Krentcil is a walking culture dish of melanomas - look how damaged her skin is.

Nonsense, she looks ravishing.

Posted by: Barry, The Nation's Doctor at May 04, 2012 10:43 PM (FcR7P)

166 Did anyone see where Bill Maher was griping that Romney was denigrating Obama's lack of success in business. His point was that Obama is much more successful the Romney in that he came from single parent-type and poor upbringing to get Ivy degree and become president. As much as I is like Maher, I found the line of thinking at least a little thought provoking.

No matter how much I disdain how he got to where he is (affirmative action/quota, thug politics, racial chameleon , etc) I guess you could argue that he had successfully worked the system to get to where he is.

All that said, I much more admire what Romney did with himself. Community organizing don't impress me much.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 10:44 PM (455aq)

167
There's a great little three part show based on three of King's short stories. Hosted by Sebastian Cabot IIRC.

One story had a guy stuck on a window ledge by his prick head boss, the second had a cat that killed a tiny monster that was terrifying a child and the third had a toy company executive open a box mailed to him full of toy soldiers that came alive and killed him.

It was very good. Most of his short stories were very good.

The Stand was for the most part excellent, but got too PC at times. I'll never read any of his newer works, but that's like boycotting zero.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 04, 2012 10:44 PM (7+pP9)

168 Ann Rice? Fuckin' bitch!

Posted by: Tom Cruise at May 04, 2012 10:44 PM (Y+DPZ)

169 I think it would have been cheaper to get them all pulled and just get the kind of teeth you keep in a glass at night...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:44 PM (yh0zB)

170 You were clear, I was not. Read 'Salem's lot for the book title. Fumblefinger, I guess.

Posted by: Thomas at May 04, 2012 10:44 PM (w4tV8)

171 GCE, all in, extraction, 6 implants, and full dentures only ran.... about $27k.

That's with a 50% discount on the implants.

Oddly, not a whole lot of pain. Bled for about 4 hours, took my drugs, and a nap, ate ice cream for a week, and was good to go.

Posted by: xbradtc at May 04, 2012 10:45 PM (+FFD7)

172 149 Check out the signs at Occupy Chicago. Ugh.

http://tinyurl.com/chogpbt
Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at May 04, 2012 10:40 PM (DGIjM)


Wouldn't it be refreshing if they would just be honest, and throw up some signs demanding labor camps, mass murder, starvation and poverty?

I am totally sick of the hypocritical, destructive left.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:45 PM (bxiXv)

173 Wasn't that tv miniseries waste of time "The Langoliers" by Stephen King?
Whenever my husband and I are watching a B movie that really, really sux, one of us always says "Langoliers"!

Posted by: Justamom at May 04, 2012 10:45 PM (Sptt8)

174 Cujo was the one that kept me up all night - finished reading it at 7 AM (I was 20)

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 10:45 PM (QTHTd)

175 >>I had 31 pulled at once

My uncle did that...got a full set of dentures at age 45 or so. Thought it would be easier than getting everything root-canaled and replaced one by one over the next 40 years.

I've been having a bunch of work done over the past few weeks (and next few weeks, yay), I can kinda see his point.

Posted by: Radish A. Radish at May 04, 2012 10:46 PM (hO8IJ)

176
But the best part of the upcoming weekend is my lady comes home tomorrow, after her cruise. Don't really like being without her.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 04, 2012 10:46 PM (SAMxH)

177 It's a ploy navy joe

They want you to leave .....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 04, 2012 10:46 PM (ycBV3)

178 I had 31 pulled at once (I'd pulled the first of 32 myself with pliers after it got infected).

If you have one cavity, that's 1/32, so we pull them all.

Posted by: Harvard Dental School at May 04, 2012 10:47 PM (FcR7P)

179 Kratos, waaaay back in HS, I might or might nothave been involved in an incident with a balloon and an acetylene/oxygen mix. Another miscreant had some lame-brained idea he would "prove" the mixture heavier than air.

Somewhere in the experiment (conducted not in the science room but in the metal shop) a lit torch strayed a might close to the balloon. It was no larger in diameter than 10-11 inches.

The ensuing pop (heh) blew about three panes out of the shop windows but amazingly harmed no person. A teacher down the hall heard all that and ran down to search for survivors. By then one guy went out of the shop into the adjacent classroom and pretended to read the daily paper. The teacher ran in and asked, "What was that explosion?" and this guy responded, "What explosion?"

Classic.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 10:47 PM (7yvLv)

180 27K eh? OK, so maybe it is cheaper to keep the ones I have...but fuck! 8 grand and he wants it all at once? Aint. Gonna. Happen.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:47 PM (yh0zB)

181 LangoliersI read in one day, at a nice cabin in the Poconos..my friends kept bitching at me about reading when they were trying to get me play horseshoes and have sex with one of the girls.

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:47 PM (cjTjM)

182 173 Wasn't that tv miniseries waste of time "The Langoliers" by Stephen King?
Whenever my husband and I are watching a B movie that really, really sux, one of us always says "Langoliers"!

Thankfully, the only time I have come across that POS is when the Nostaglic Critic reviewed it.

Nostalgia Critic - The Langoliers

http://tinyurl.com/7rth22z

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 10:48 PM (RvlzX)

183 What's the source of the turtle friends picture? 'cause that's really cool.

Posted by: toby928© denounces himself so you don't have to at May 04, 2012 10:48 PM (NG097)

184 Wouldn't it be refreshing if they would just be honest, and throw up some signs demanding labor camps, mass murder, starvation and poverty?

I am totally sick of the hypocritical, destructive left.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:45 PM (bxiXv)

I am sick of it too.
They marched that commie sign in front of the Chicago Board of trade

http://tinyurl.com/74t94a7

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at May 04, 2012 10:48 PM (DGIjM)

185 But the best part of the upcoming weekend is my lady comes home tomorrow, after her cruise.

You may not recognize if she's been basting in Krentcil Tanning Sauce.

Posted by: t-bird at May 04, 2012 10:48 PM (FcR7P)

186 166
Did anyone see where Bill Maher was griping that Romney was denigrating
Obama's lack of success in business. His point was that Obama is much
more successful the Romney in that he came from single parent-type and
poor upbringing to get Ivy degree and become president. As much as I is
like Maher, I found the line of thinking at least a little thought
provoking.





Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 10:44 PM

Thought provoking if you swallow Maher's fairy tale. The SCOAMF was raised by well to do grandparents, his grandma was a bank VP. He went to private schools.

His mommy wasn't single when she had the SCOAMF, she was married to Barack Sr at the time. She married Lolo Soetoro when the SCOAMF was five


Posted by: kbdabear at May 04, 2012 10:48 PM (Y+DPZ)

187 >>>>>>>but Excedrin rocks.

Did you recently purchase them? Just curious.
Where I live, they have not returned to the stores. There was a recall on them, but I don't remember when.

Which Stephen King book had the autistic kid in it?

Posted by: fozalgerts at May 04, 2012 10:48 PM (SkhDW)

188 173
Wasn't that tv miniseries waste of time "The Langoliers" by Stephen King?


Yeah, which is to bad because the short story was good.

Posted by: booger at May 04, 2012 10:49 PM (HI6wa)

189 But the best part of the upcoming weekend is my lady comes home tomorrow, after her cruise. Don't really like being without her.


Posted by: irongrampa at May 04, 2012 10:46 PM (SAMxH)



Good to hear irongrampa. Next weekend I'm off to Lake City FL to help pop-in-law clean out his garage. He's making noise like he's going to move, but he's done that before. We'll see.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:49 PM (yh0zB)

190 Tommy knockers Tommy knockers knocking on your door!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at May 04, 2012 10:50 PM (Ht9ps)

191 >>His mommy wasn't single when she had the SCOAMF, she was married to Barack Sr at the time.

Was bigamy legal in Hawaii at the time?


Posted by: Radish A. Radish at May 04, 2012 10:50 PM (hO8IJ)

192 theres this oddball media-bashing going on towards the NFL. actually its been going on the past couple of years or so, and ive also noticed how soccer is trying to once again be spoon fed to us by the sports networks....hmmmmm

with that being said, the major media outlets boo- hooing about the saints bounty system got little to no attention from the fans in general, i kinda find that funny.

it'll be the FANS that save the NFL.

Posted by: george lucas's neck-pouch at May 04, 2012 10:50 PM (Jv9tc)

193
Which Stephen King book had the autistic kid in it?


The one with the alien invasion...

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:50 PM (cjTjM)

194 Stanley Ann thought she was married to Barack Obama, Sr. Since he was already married, his marriage to her was invalid. Obama is illegitimate, aka a bastard.


Posted by: Jimbo at May 04, 2012 10:51 PM (O3R/2)

195 They live for 100 years and are veggies
Posted by: TexasJew at May 04, 2012 10:42 PM (8kWKd)


Huh. That is funny, they look like reptiles.



the second had a cat that killed a tiny monster that was terrifying a child

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 04, 2012 10:44 PM (7+pP9)


I LOVED THAT STORY. It was called "The General." Good ending for the movie as well (the cat was how the stories were connected).

I think those were written before King hated his audience.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 10:51 PM (bxiXv)

196 After my usual ten year wait for the hype to die down, I decided to watch The Matrix, (apparently there were three of them). So I can give a two sentence review of all three. Matrix 1, not bad, Matrix two, rediculous, Matrix 3 paused with an hour left on theTIVO, but better than #2. Sentence #2 intentionally left blank.

Posted by: Jimmah at May 04, 2012 10:51 PM (UpwlP)

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

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2012 10:51 PM (6HIQG)

198 Recall on Excedrin? Hadn't heard. No, I've had them for a while now. Six months or so at least.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:51 PM (yh0zB)

199 The only thing worse that listening to Stephen King rant on politics was watching him try to act like a normal human being in his cameo appearances in the movie versions. Any dude with that junk floating around his head can't be all good. But that's Maine for ya.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 10:51 PM (455aq)

200 >>What's the source of the turtle friends picture? 'cause that's really cool.

Ummm I think some aggregating website like the chive or something. There was no back story on it. Had there been one, I would have linked to it.

I thought it was really cool. That's why I posted it.

It made me think of a kid I knew in highschool. He had a goldfish that was like 13 years old.

Normally kids get them and they die within a few weeks, but every once in a while the kid(or parents) take care of the animal and it reaches a ripe old age.

In the case of the turtle pictured, it's still really young.

Posted by: Ben at May 04, 2012 10:52 PM (UvdzB)

201 Dreamcatcher.

Posted by: Jimbo at May 04, 2012 10:52 PM (O3R/2)

202 "Was bigamy legal in Hawaii at the time?"


Precisely. That makes SCOAMF a commie bastage.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at May 04, 2012 10:52 PM (Ht9ps)

203 The tanned or sunburned nips came to mind as I was trying to come up with more snark about the nustball pictured above. I believe the topic has been pretty thoroughly covered. On to the next question.Why is my identity being questioned. Seriously, are booby related questions off limits if they are serious. Yes I am me. I am still a bit under the weather with a cold. If someone qas socking me I would be the first to challenge it assome of the long timers might realize. When I was pretty new to the site I copied and pasted a letter from a teacher that turned out, unbeknownst to me, was somehow associated with Ron Paul. I was evicerated by some of the Morons. To this day, as a stand alone letter it was okay. I didn't care about getting slapped around but someone changed my words and began posting in my name. That pissed me off. I jumped some folks back for that. A few Morons knew of me a little and things were settled down. Even apologies were offered and it was put to rest. Hopefully you know and accept my bonifides.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:52 PM (JKNDp)

204
>>the second had a cat that killed a tiny monster that was terrifying a child


The movie was called Cat's Eyes IIRC

Posted by: Ben at May 04, 2012 10:53 PM (UvdzB)

205 Dan you spelled eviscerated wrong.

Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:54 PM (cjTjM)

206 I just bought some generic Excedrin not too long ago, best stuff for a hangover imo.

Posted by: booger at May 04, 2012 10:54 PM (HI6wa)

207 Relax OhioDan, I think that was someone's idea of a joke.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:54 PM (yh0zB)

208 In re: to that EU president thing -

I recently came across the "Anti-Federalist Papers" on Kindle. I downloaded a sample but it seemed to let me read the whole thing. Fascinating read by people who were down with the Articles of Confederation and not so hot on the Constitution. They actually made some compelling arguments (in lieu of current times especially) against having a President, or allowing longer terms for Senate and congress people since it would lead to an "aristocracy". Reading through it seems eerily prophetic.

Posted by: ArcadeHero at May 04, 2012 10:54 PM (zt7SE)

209 Too early to celebrate teh Frogmouth victory in Mexico 'Cinco de Quatro'? I have tequila, tacos and green onions!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at May 04, 2012 10:55 PM (Ht9ps)

210 The secret ingredient of Excedrin is Caffeine. Look at the bottle. It has a lot of caffeine in it.

Posted by: Ben at May 04, 2012 10:55 PM (UvdzB)

211 Well boys and girls, I'm about done in so I'm off to sleep, perchance to dream. Later roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 04, 2012 10:55 PM (yh0zB)

212 Guys nips generally don't feel too sensitive after being out in the sun. They get used to it. As for a female not used to exposing her nips to sunlight?

Posted by: Jimbo at May 04, 2012 10:55 PM (O3R/2)

213 Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop at May 04, 2012 10:42 PM (M0NzJ)

Oh, yes. Paint + children can be bad. ONE child painting a room, left unsupervised for a moment is usually fine, but kids lose their damn minds with their friends. At the last sleepover, my guy thought that since our boys are generally civilized and normal around our backyard firepit, the whole gaggle of boys from their classes would safely enjoy roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. That got stopped when their friend, The Ringleader (who is a good kid, with good parents, and who behaves himself quite well in one-on-one situations) fired the first Nerf arrow across the pit, convinced he could get flaming arrows going. I broke out the movies and the pizza early, or I was afraid we'd have Lord of the Flies going on.

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at May 04, 2012 10:55 PM (snRY5)

214 If a comment about Whisker Lickins shows up under my name, I've lost control of the keyboard to teh kitteh squirming on my lap

Posted by: kbdabear at May 04, 2012 10:56 PM (Y+DPZ)

215 186 I don't buy anything maher sells, but it was interesting to see how the lib mind works. Guys works hard, makes gazillions of dollars and that is somehow inferior to a quota baby who has used every advantage supplied by lib policies. And you are right...he is a SCOAMF.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 10:57 PM (455aq)

216 Lord of the Flies! jenny, ya made me choke on my Diet Coke!

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 10:57 PM (7yvLv)

217 If a comment about Whisker Lickins shows up under my name, I've lost control of the keyboard to teh kitteh squirming on my lap

um Dude, half the comments on the ONT are about Whisker Lickins and the other half are about boobies ...

Posted by: Man with trench coat but no wedding ring ... at May 04, 2012 10:58 PM (VVZaH)

218 Woah! That second Star Wars poster... Darth Giffords?

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 04, 2012 10:58 PM (niZvt)

219 Jenny

Lol

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 04, 2012 10:58 PM (ycBV3)

220 GGE, the recall was voluntary and it was within the last few months. I never got a chance to research why. It is the only headache medicine that works on me.

Posted by: fozalgerts at May 04, 2012 10:58 PM (SkhDW)

221 I misspelled eviscerated? Damn, I most not be me.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:59 PM (JKNDp)

222 moar cowbell = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRqdOyMnnxM

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 10:59 PM (QTHTd)

223 Not only are libs not ashamed of gaming the system, they are proud of their "achievements" when they do.

Maher is "stupid, fat fuck."


Posted by: Jimbo at May 04, 2012 10:59 PM (O3R/2)

224 YOU RACISTS HATE MY SPIDERS AND MY PRESIDENT!!!

SPIT!

Posted by: SteveinMaine at May 04, 2012 11:00 PM (XrDou)

225 i have 16 10yos in my house

an entire soccer team for a sleepover




sounds like a pounding headache about to happen.

Posted by: NC Ref at May 04, 2012 11:00 PM (/izg2)

226 Watching The Blind Side. Pretty good so far.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 11:02 PM (JKNDp)

227
The movie was called Cat's Eyes IIRC

Posted by: Ben at May 04, 2012 10:53 PM (UvdzB)


I just remember the cat's name was General. It was a good three parter.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 04, 2012 11:02 PM (7+pP9)

228 I could never get past page 20 on a King novel before I went MEGO.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 04, 2012 11:02 PM (digLc)

229 If a comment about Whisker Lickins shows up under my name, I've lost control of the keyboard to teh kitteh squirming on my lap

You doing anything tomorrow night?

Posted by: angela oZfic is curious at May 04, 2012 11:02 PM (QTHTd)

230 @226... I like that movie.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at May 04, 2012 11:02 PM (DGIjM)

231 It is the only headache medicine that works on me.

It's the caffeine that makes it work so good, if you can't get it anymore just take some tylenol with some no doz.

Posted by: booger at May 04, 2012 11:03 PM (HI6wa)

232 Hey y'all. In the ONT on a weekend; who'd a thunk it? Steven King is a pretty good writer but a total moonbat. Witness his recent rant about taxing the rich, w/o of course, actually VOLUNTARILY paying in more himself. As an example or sumptin.

Posted by: zeera at May 04, 2012 11:03 PM (lf14X)

233 My chief concern with real light sabers would be that it would take only about a week before something like 30 percent of morons accidentally converted themselves into moronettes with them, IYKWIM.

Not something to carry in your pocket along with the car keys.

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 04, 2012 11:03 PM (niZvt)

234 Everyone should be glad that this git isn't at the PM desk in Israel anymore:

Ehud Olmert: Right-wing Americans thwarted Israeli-Palestinian peace accord

http://tinyurl.com/7pqgqao

You offered 97% of the West Bank to Arafat and yet he didn't take it. You offered the right of return and yet Arafat still turned it down. You are a fool.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:04 PM (RvlzX)

235 22
We've been having a quiet evening at home. Sissy got in a fight with Wolverine so she's here for the weekend.

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 10:10 PM (R5yLq)


Oh, noez! Hopefully over something trivial and easily patched up, like which way the TP comes off the roll.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2012 11:05 PM (kaalw)

236 How about the basketball player named World Peace?



Without looking it up I'm pretty sure it was World B. Free. Originally his name was Lloyd Free or something basic like that until he changed it. I think.

Posted by: NC Ref at May 04, 2012 11:05 PM (/izg2)

237

When our kids were growing up the house was always full of kids. For some reason, the gathering place turned out to be the oldest one around. Can't count the number of times I came home to find a gang of kids flopping about. Some of those kids still stay in touch, that amazes me.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 04, 2012 11:05 PM (SAMxH)

238 CoolCzech, just in case you didn't read your way downthread, just two words: suntanned nipples.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 11:05 PM (7yvLv)

239 Thanks booger...I may just try that.

Posted by: fozalgerts at May 04, 2012 11:05 PM (SkhDW)

240 rant about taxing the rich, w/o of course, actually VOLUNTARILY paying in more himself.

I've never seen a single one who whines about that say they voluntarily pay more to salve their tender consciences. Curious that.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 04, 2012 11:07 PM (digLc)

241 I don't know why, but that Toast of the Town lady kinda reminds me of Brian Williams for some reason.

Posted by: OxyCon at May 04, 2012 11:07 PM (ur8o6)

242 FrankJ over at IMAO had a good rant about how light sabers are used wrong in star wars. Cliff notes version, why use it as a sword? It has the ability to retract to pocket sized, so you are giving up the advantage by extending at the outset of the fight.

Way too lazy to look for it, but it was a good piece of snark.

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 11:07 PM (I/cLr)

243 238 CoolCzech, just in case you didn't read your way downthread, just two words: suntanned nipples.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 11:05 PM (7yvLv)


Guy's or gal's??

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 04, 2012 11:08 PM (niZvt)

244 FrankJ over at IMAO had a good rant about how light sabers are used
wrong in star wars. Cliff notes version, why use it as a sword?


Code of fuckin' honour, how does it work?

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 11:08 PM (QTHTd)

245 #235

I'm not worried. They have a fight like this every few months. They were overdue for this one. It will probably be a few days before they start talking again.

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 11:08 PM (R5yLq)

246 How about the basketball player named World Peace?Without looking it up I'm pretty sure it was World B. Free. Originally his name was Lloyd Free or something basic like that until he changed it. I think.

Nope. This on is the artist formerly known as Ron Artest now going by Metta World Peace. Elbowed the everloving crap out of OKCs James Hardin. Claimed it was overexuberant celebration. Gave Hardin a concussion with a hit to the jaw/lower skull.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 11:08 PM (7yvLv)

247 It's the caffeine that makes it work so good, if you can't get it anymore just take some tylenol with some no doz.
Posted by: booger at May 04, 2012 11:03 PM (HI6wa)


For headaches (involving blood flow, tension, chronic), the great combo is acetaminophen (excedrin), caffeine and magnesium.

The magnesium stretches out the effect of easing blood flow, so the medicine lasts longer.

That's basically Excedrin for Migraines plus Magnesium. Don't OD on the magnesium.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 11:09 PM (bxiXv)

248 I've never seen a single one who whines about that say they voluntarily pay more to salve their tender consciences. Curious that.
Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 04, 2012 11:07 PM (digLc)

In Massachusetts you can check a box on the tax form and pay at a higher rate if you like.

Lefties say it isn't fair to pay more unless everybody is forced to pay more.

Greedy phonies, they is.

Posted by: eman at May 04, 2012 11:09 PM (XrDou)

249 Guy's or gal's??

Well, it started out as gal's but it may have become ambisexual.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 11:10 PM (7yvLv)

250 What's the source of the turtle friends picture? 'cause that's really cool.


Posted by: toby928© denounces himself so you don't have to
-------------------

DOOOOODS. I just discovered something on google, even available in Firefox.

Launch google, go to Images. See that little camera at the far right of the search terms bar? Well, click it. I pasted in the URL of the turtle pic here (right-click, Copy location) and got this:

http://tinyurl.com/8xgaowc

Amazing.

You know you can click the little microphone and speak in search terms too, right?

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 04, 2012 11:10 PM (xqug+)

251 @238: Oh, you mean the the Human Tootsie Roll?

That woman - ok, making a big assumption there - is whacked. She's toasted enough'to make a Zulu blush!

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 04, 2012 11:10 PM (niZvt)

252 Ehud Olmert: Right-wing Americans thwarted Israeli-Palestinian peace accord

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:04 PM (RvlzX)


Yeah, I did that. Personally.

With a lightsaber.

For the laugh.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 04, 2012 11:10 PM (bxiXv)

253 The basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest legally changed his name to Metta World Peace.

No, I dont know why. Probably because he's an asshole.

Had a history of violence before the name change too.

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 11:11 PM (I/cLr)

254 Now I'm in suspense. I seriously want to know what the result is when 16 10-year-olds order pizza and then casually request that their host go get and pay for it. I'm picturing ten pies, hot wings (which none of the children will touch, naturally) four over-priced two liters of soda (which will not be consumed but mostly sloshed onto whatever non-washable surface is available) and cheesy bread that everyone will fight over. I'm also picturing a very annoyed host sending said ten-year-olds to go wash dishes to pay for all that, so hmmm...

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at May 04, 2012 11:12 PM (snRY5)

255 242 FrankJ over at IMAO had a good rant about how light sabers are used wrong in star wars. Cliff notes version, why use it as a sword? It has the ability to retract to pocket sized, so you are giving up the advantage by extending at the outset of the fight.

They also didn't use the tips much, at least the Jedi didn't. This is highlighted in Timothy Zahn's "The Last Command" during the sequence where Luke is giving Mara some Force usage tips. She immobilized the remote via the Force and then struck it dead center with her light-saber. Luke then remarked that he had never been taught to use a light-saber like that and Mara retorted that the Emperor taught her to utilize every advantage possible.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:13 PM (RvlzX)

256 Saw The Avengers tonight. Thought it was very good. As for the typical Marvel teaser at the end of credits bit, there is an actual teaser after the "graphical credits" before the scrolling credits start. And then there is another teaser at the very end, which honestly if you want you can skip and look it up online after you see it. Kind of funny but I don't really think its worth sitting through the credits to see.

Oh yeah Expendables 2 was one of the trailers.

And here's the Marvel/DC parody for The Avengers/Batman. Favorite bit - Batman: "My God he's almost as bad as Clark" Ironman: "You should see him on the 4th of July"

Posted by: buzzion at May 04, 2012 11:13 PM (GULKT)

257 jenny, the cheesy bread remnants will be discovered for days afterwards. In unusual places, of course, like in a bookcase.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 11:14 PM (7yvLv)

258 Former Stephen King fan sez:

Stephen King is teh suck!

Posted by: wiserbud at May 04, 2012 11:14 PM (gCa4h)

259 Would help if I included the link. http://tinyurl.com/7w9smfl

Posted by: buzzion at May 04, 2012 11:15 PM (GULKT)

260 So I hear the unemployment rate dropped because more people simply stopped looking for work.

At this rate, Obama will have the unemployment rate below 4% by November, and 95% of the country without work.

One thing we need to do after we boot his scrawney "bowtied black boy" ass out of the WH is restore some credibility to the way unemployment is reported.

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 04, 2012 11:15 PM (niZvt)

261 Zahn was always good for mocking Star Wars tropes.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 11:15 PM (QTHTd)

262 Oh yeah Expendables 2 was one of the trailers.

How was it? I seem to remember some stories about them toning it down for a pg-13 rating.

Posted by: booger at May 04, 2012 11:16 PM (HI6wa)

263 Ben, check your e-mail. thx

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 04, 2012 11:16 PM (JMmQ9)

264 For those of you still looking for a Mothers' Day gift, you can thank me later.

http://gr.pn/K7rThz

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 04, 2012 11:16 PM (piMMO)

265 Has nobody in Armenia heard of the Hindenburg?

Posted by: DaveA at May 04, 2012 11:16 PM (ZYrSB)

266 Gotta go, digital friends. Keep yer powder dry.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at May 04, 2012 11:16 PM (7yvLv)

267 Goodnight, L Rob

Posted by: jenny tries too hard at May 04, 2012 11:17 PM (snRY5)

268 Code of fuckin' honour, how does it work?

As my old platoon sergeant said "if you find yourself in a fair fight, you fucked up. Bad."

Also, that explains the Jedi, but do you think friggn Vader would voluntarily give up an advantage?

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 11:17 PM (I/cLr)

269 #166, Obama didn't work the system to get ahead. Most of his life he was a willing pawn.

Posted by: Blue Falcon in Boston at May 04, 2012 11:18 PM (KCvsd)

270 Lefties say it isn't fair to pay more unless everybody is forced to pay more.

Counter that by asking them if they donate the difference between what they paid, and what they think they should have paid to worthy charities.

Lefties are notoriously cheap with their charitable giving.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 04, 2012 11:18 PM (digLc)

271 Ehud Olmert: Right-wing Americans thwarted Israeli-Palestinian peace accord



Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:04 PM (RvlzX)


Meh. Olmert was the worst, dumbest, most incompetent Jewish leader in all of recorded history (and that's a LOT!). We all know that Olmert was dying to give the whole show away, the fuck. The guy is a total loser who will go down in Jewish history as a joke, which means that people are going to be laughing at his memory (or spitting upon saying his name) for millenia.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 04, 2012 11:19 PM (X3lox)

272 163 Salem's Lot literally kept me up all night when I was 15
Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:42 PM (cjTjM)


Did you seek immediate medical attention after the first four hours?

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 04, 2012 11:19 PM (niZvt)

273 Light sabres are still neat and everything, but the ability to deliver Hulk-grade beatings are very much better ... just ask (the one-time god) Loki ...

Posted by: Arbalest at May 04, 2012 11:21 PM (HyD/N)

274 How was it? I seem to remember some stories about them toning it down for a pg-13 rating.
Posted by: booger at May 04, 2012 11:16 PM (HI6wa)


I believe that was a story about Norris wanting it to be PG-13. It looked pretty good and so I hope they don't go the route of PG-13 in theaters and then an "Unrated" DVD release.

Posted by: buzzion at May 04, 2012 11:21 PM (GULKT)

Posted by: Arbalest at May 04, 2012 11:21 PM (HyD/N)

276 Olmert was the worst, dumbest, most incompetent Jewish leader in all of recorded history

Well, there was that time I tried to stop the Egyptians from helping out the Babylonians...

Posted by: King Josiah at May 04, 2012 11:21 PM (QTHTd)

277 Kratos, thanks, did not know that. But even using the blade, rather than the tip (heh) if you waited to extend the light saber until just before impact, you would make a slash harder to block, I would think.

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 11:21 PM (I/cLr)

278

you're welcome

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 04, 2012 11:21 PM (JMmQ9)

279
Underlined

Posted by: buzzion at May 04, 2012 11:22 PM (GULKT)

280 Arbalest beat me to it

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 04, 2012 11:22 PM (JMmQ9)

281 suntanned nipples



I like suntanned nipples, pink nipples, brown nipples, euro nipples, asian nipples, hippie nipples, large nipples, small nipples.....

Posted by: Forrest Gump at May 04, 2012 11:24 PM (/izg2)

282 Lefties think it's not fair if everyone doesn't pay more?

I don't think it is fair for someone to claim to be a minority when they are clearly not disadvantaged by it.

Posted by: Jimbo at May 04, 2012 11:25 PM (O3R/2)

283 I'm Duddits!

And with that, I'm out. Nite, rons & ronettes.

Posted by: Ezra's Equal at May 04, 2012 11:25 PM (3gxYo)

284
http://tinyurl.com/7pqnsh8

Einstein had command of the universe...
Check this rule he imposed on his wife: you will stop talking to me if I request it;

Splitting atoms was easy after that one.

Posted by: sTevo at May 04, 2012 11:25 PM (VMcEw)

285
277 Kratos, thanks, did not know that. But even using the blade, rather than the tip (heh) if you waited to extend the light saber until just before impact, you would make a slash harder to block, I would think.
Posted by: DC in Towson at May 04, 2012 11:21 PM (I/cLr)


Corran Horn actually uses this technique somewhat against the Yuzhan Vong. He has a blade that will double in length so one time he has it on and makes the length double to take down a Vong faster than it can react since it didn't expect the blade length to increase. A separate time he shuts off his blade in a fight to throw off his opponents balance and gets the hilt right against him before reactivating it.

Posted by: buzzion at May 04, 2012 11:26 PM (GULKT)

286 I just remember the cat's name was General. It was a good three parter.

The cat ties the segments together. The guy on the ledge's prick boss bets on it
crossing a road. IIRC the little girl is Drew Barrymore.

Posted by: DaveA at May 04, 2012 11:26 PM (ZYrSB)

287 How come light sabers for female Jedi knights have a vibrate setting?

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 04, 2012 11:27 PM (niZvt)

288 OK, I'm out

tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 04, 2012 11:27 PM (JMmQ9)

289 Salem's Lot literally kept me up all night when I was 15 Posted by: USS Diversity at May 04, 2012 10:42 PM (cjTjM) -------
Most scary movie I can remember was the one with Freddy, the dream guy. Left the theatre and found myself checking the back seat a couple times to make sure he wasn't there. Then showed the movie to my kid 15 years later and he was completely unfazed by the horror. He laughed through the scary parts, which I kind of found insulting. Apparently he's smarter than me.

Posted by: Jimmah at May 04, 2012 11:27 PM (UpwlP)

290 Soetoro likes Star Wars. All Sci-Fi is homo.

Posted by: Proof POTUS Is Gay at May 04, 2012 11:28 PM (c3mby)

291 How come light sabers for female Jedi knights have a vibrate setting?
Posted by: CoolCzech at May 04, 2012 11:27 PM (niZvt)
-----------------------------------------------------
It's a TRAP!

Posted by: Admiral Akbar at May 04, 2012 11:28 PM (jucos)

292 68
I was trying to come up with more snark about tanning freak when I realized I have a void in my education. Do nipples tan?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:22 PM (JKNDp)


For some reason, I'm suspecting it's more like they "cure".

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2012 11:29 PM (kaalw)

293 281 suntanned nipples
only on AOS

Posted by: lous a girl at May 04, 2012 11:29 PM (fHyXI)

294 You can put those circular button like bandages on your nip nips to keep them from burning. I saw it in a movie once.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 04, 2012 11:29 PM (r4wIV)

295
The Cat's Eye sounds pretty close to what I saw but it must have been re edited from an earlier film.

The first story was about the guy on the ledge -- the other guy tried to wash him off with a fire hose but in a turn of play he ended up on the ledge himself. A pigeon kept pecking at his ankle and he fell off trying to kick it away.

The second story was about the cat, the parakeet, the troll and the turntable.

The third story was the weirdest of all -- a toy company executive got a Christmas present that was full of toy soldiers that came alive. They shot him from helicopters, with artillery, recoiless cannons mounted on jeeps, tanks and infantry. He locked himself in the bathroom to hide and the toy soldiers finally killed him with a tactical nuke.

Since each story was introduced by Sebastian Cabot It must have been one of the earliest things King got put on film. The third story was really bizarre and a really great short story.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 04, 2012 11:29 PM (7+pP9)

296 @284: I read somewhere that despite his affable appearance, Einstein could be a real SOB, especially to his wife.

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 04, 2012 11:29 PM (niZvt)

297 Almost the whole Israeli govt had convinced itself in 1973 that the Arabs wouldn't attack. They were enthralled by a belief known at the time as "the concept". The intel failure was a huge one. Actually, the intel was there, they simply refused to believe it.

Their recovery was good, but the war could have been spiked on day-1 if they hadn't gotten sloppy.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 04, 2012 11:29 PM (digLc)

298 http://tinyurl.com/77axszx

"Julia" mentality -- the state should have put him in a boot camp instead of allowing him to steal and murder as long as they did. (about two minutes into the news segment video).

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at May 04, 2012 11:30 PM (0It32)

299 I was trying to come up with more snark about tanning freak when I realized I have a void in my education. Do nipples tan?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 04, 2012 10:22 PM (JKNDp)
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I know that they can burn.

Posted by: Guy That Once Experienced Sunburned Nips at May 04, 2012 11:30 PM (jucos)

300 One thing we need to do after we boot his scrawney "bowtied black boy"
ass out of the WH is restore some credibility to the way unemployment is
reported.


And how inflation is measured

Posted by: zeera at May 04, 2012 11:33 PM (FrIe/)

301 Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 04, 2012 11:29 PM (digLc)

IIRC, the Israelis thought that the earliest time that the Arabs would be capable of attacking would be in 1975.

But yeah, the whole outcome could have been a lot different had the Syrians in particular not over-extended from the initial plan Assad and Sadat had agreed on.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:33 PM (RvlzX)

302 I just got back from seeing The Avengers and IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My inner geek was doing the happy dance through the entire movie.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at May 04, 2012 11:34 PM (bMLFV)

303 68 I was trying to come up with more snark about tanning freak when I realized I have a void in my education. Do nipples tan? -------
To answer that would require extensive testing. So lets begin.

Posted by: Jimmah at May 04, 2012 11:36 PM (UpwlP)

304 Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 11:08 PM (R5yLq)

John and I used to have one extra, super horrible fight every year(around July actually). After that we'd be good to go for another year. The thing is, we were best friends and pretty much soul mates, butit didn't prevent that one yearly fight.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 04, 2012 11:36 PM (X8/ER)

305 There were a lot of people lined up for "Avengers" out here... my hopes are not-high on account of being underwhelmed by "Thor" and "Captain America". (Although I did like "Iron Man".)

Will try for matinee, maybe Sunday.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 11:37 PM (QTHTd)

306 I dunno about nipples, but I know that for a fact a part of the body you don't want to get sunburned is the tops of your feet. Spent a long summer day at the beach walking with the girlfriend at the surf line. Have fair skin and irish heritage so I put sunblock all over. Walking in the surf washed the stuff off my feet and they got burned bad. I mean by that night they had swollen up like over stuffed sausage casings. Couldn't walk, had to crawl around apt on all fours. Couldn't wear socks much less shoes so I was out of work for like 2 days. Un believable pain. Never let the tops of your feet burn...ever.

Posted by: helofixer at May 04, 2012 11:37 PM (Niwkq)

307 The EU is desperate. If the Hollande wins in France they know he'll detonate the Euro and with their entire reason for being. This is a move to consolidate power, greasing the wheel s for the extraordinary measures to come... We all know the Euro id dead but that won't keep them from trying to save their overpaid worthless hides.

Posted by: theworldisnotenough at May 04, 2012 11:39 PM (v2BZS)

308 15 I've read plenty of Stephen King, though I went off him when he started to get political.

His best book is Salem's Lot. Then The Stand (but don't get the updated version). Then The Shining.

After that there's room for debate. I'd go with The Drawing of The Three, but YMMV.
Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2012 10:08 PM (2IW5Q)

That's my top 3 for Stephen King as well. I'd probably go Salem's Lot, The Shining, and The Stand for 1-3. He was an excellent writer 20+ years ago. Most of his stuff since then is pretty lousy. (His political stuff is a train wreck.)

Other great Stephen King: Pet Sematary, Needful Things, and The Dead Zone. Most of IT is amazing but the last 200 pages are completely retarded. Still worth a read for how good most of it is, though.

Posted by: Robviously at May 04, 2012 11:39 PM (oG/rt)

309 I've seen The Avengers twice now, time for you to go see it.

Posted by: theworldisnotenough at May 04, 2012 11:39 PM (v2BZS)

310 Morons that play tf2 come now! aoxbox.net! Fellow Morons are turning eachother to Gibs and trolling random libs

Posted by: Zakn at May 04, 2012 11:40 PM (zyaZ1)

311 289
Most scary movie I can remember was the one with Freddy, the dream
guy. Left the theatre and found myself checking the back seat a couple
times to make sure he wasn't there. Then showed the movie to my kid 15
years later and he was completely unfazed by the horror. He laughed
through the scary parts, which I kind of found insulting. Apparently
he's smarter than me.


I get that. For my wife, it was Halloween. The only reason I don't have a movie like that is that I avoid horror. Real live scares me enough. Witness Obama. And the Wise Latina. Hell, even Geitner seems like he deserves his own horror movie: The Man Who Could Not Operate TurboTax.

Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2012 11:40 PM (2IW5Q)

312 The EU is DOOMed no matter what. Sarkozy, if he wins, will owe his victory to Le Pen's supporters.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 04, 2012 11:41 PM (QTHTd)

313 Cat-of-two-lives joins full load for full cycle

http://www.iol.co.za/the-star/
cat-of-two-lives-joins-full-load-for-full-cycle-1.1288926

Posted by: rickl at May 04, 2012 11:41 PM (sdi6R)

314 Reading the Pit and the Pendulum gave me nightmares ...

Posted by: Adriane at May 04, 2012 11:42 PM (VVZaH)

315 #295

You're thinking of the TV anthology series 'Ghost Story' later known as 'Circle of Fear.' Sebastian Cabot appeared as the sort of Rod Serling-ish narrator, Winston Essex.

Sebastian Cabot had been dead for 8 years when 'Cat's Eye' was released.

Posted by: epobirs at May 04, 2012 11:42 PM (kcfmt)

316 http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Ironman_a_game_changer_on_battlefield_999.html

/awesome

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at May 04, 2012 11:43 PM (4qU0l)

317 #304

Sissy and Wolverine have one every few months. They don't talk to each other for a day or two and then they get back together. It has been about five months since their last fight. I expect her to mope around for a few days and then either she will call him or he will call her.

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 11:43 PM (R5yLq)

318 I get that. For my wife, it was Halloween. The only
reason I don't have a movie like that is that I avoid horror. Real live
scares me enough. Witness Obama. And the Wise Latina. Hell, even Geitner
seems like he deserves his own horror movie: The Man Who Could Not
Operate TurboTax.


Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2012 11:40 PM (2IW5Q)


I'm with you. Despite my nic, I generally avoid graphic horror in TV and film, in case I'm driving along someday and go, "oh, another body" when I should be going "OMG! WTF is that? I've got to get the righteous fuck out of here!"

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2012 11:43 PM (kaalw)

319 There's a great little three part show based on three of King's short stories. Hosted by Sebastian Cabot IIRC.One story had a guy stuck on a window ledge by his prick head boss, the second had a cat that killed a tiny monster that was terrifying a child and the third had a toy company executive open a box mailed to him full of toy soldiers that came alive and killed him.It was very good. Most of his short stories were very good.
Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 04, 2012 10:44 PM (7+pP9)
Sounds like the movie "Catseye"- except for the bit about the toy company exectuive. The third story in Catseye is about a guy who wants to quit smoking, goes to a place that guarantees he'll quit smoking, and finds out the catch if he is caught smoking is quite severe.

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 04, 2012 11:43 PM (6ZvY0)

320 http://www.iol.co.za/the-star/ cat-of-two-lives-joins-full-load-for-full-cycle-1.1288926
Posted by: rickl at May 04, 2012 11:41 PM (sdi6R)

Cats are weird, come on for goodness sake, wtf?

Posted by: lous a girl at May 04, 2012 11:43 PM (fHyXI)

321 Posted by: theworldisnotenough at May 04, 2012 11:39 PM (v2BZS)

Not only that, but the Germans have a very stark choice, either stay shackled to the Euro where they'll be not only paying for their own welfare programs but those of all of Southern Europe or drop the whole European project entirely. That should be an easy choice for them.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:44 PM (RvlzX)

322 Sebastian Cabot had been dead for 8 years when 'Cat's Eye' was released.
Posted by: epobirs at May 04, 2012 11:42 PM (kcfmt)
-------------------------------------------------------
Mr. French!

Posted by: Jody, The Little Boy with the Girl Name at May 04, 2012 11:44 PM (jucos)

323 80 I never read King. Mostly because I am just not into creepy. What little exposure I have is through his movies. From that little exposure he seems great at developing tension but his endings or lack thereoff suck.

Posted by: Posts That Need To Be Read Again at May 04, 2012 11:45 PM (+3TFA)

324 Their recovery was good, but the war could have been spiked on day-1 if they hadn't gotten sloppy.


Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 04, 2012 11:29 PM (digLc)

Israel got very lucky in '73. They should have lost. The arabs had them. That was the second near loss since the inception of the State.

Eventually, given enough opportunities, the arabs will win. It's just a matter of Bernoulli trials. I tried to impress this on my (left-wing) Israeli friends while I was there but I used to get responses of the sort (to my recommendations of serious war against the arabs, bombing cities, etc.) "You're probably right, but I don't want to be around if we have to do that."

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 04, 2012 11:45 PM (X3lox)

325 Lefties are notoriously cheap with their charitable giving.


Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 04, 2012 11:18 PM (digLc)

That's because they expect the rest of us to do the heavy lifting!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 04, 2012 11:46 PM (i3+c5)

326
Sci-Fi is gay! I totally got rich off you losers,poseurs,homos! LOL! Suck Jar-Jar's dick!!

Posted by: George Lucas at May 04, 2012 11:47 PM (c3mby)

327 And, BTW, Golda Meir knew the arabs were attacking in '73, but she thought that Israel could not do a second pre-emptive strike (for reason of PR, essentially) so she held the military back.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 04, 2012 11:47 PM (X3lox)

328 #326

For some reason I thought George Lucas would be a nicer person.

Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 11:48 PM (R5yLq)

329 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 04, 2012 11:47 PM (X3lox)

She contacted the US and she was bluntly told that the Israelis would not be receiving American support if the Israelis were seen as the aggressors by pre-emptively striking.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:48 PM (RvlzX)

330 For some reason I thought George Lucas would be a nicer person.

He would be a nicer person if he just shoved his ego up his ass, . Then again, this principle applies to many other people, not just Mr. Lucas.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:50 PM (RvlzX)

331
315 #295

You're thinking of the TV anthology series 'Ghost Story' later known as 'Circle of Fear.' Sebastian Cabot appeared as the sort of Rod Serling-ish narrator, Winston Essex.

Sebastian Cabot had been dead for 8 years when 'Cat's Eye' was released.

Posted by: epobirs at May 04, 2012 11:42 PM (kcfmt)


Thanks. The original was excellent.

And the episode with the toy company executive was simply awesome. Perhaps the best short story I've ever watched.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 04, 2012 11:52 PM (7+pP9)

332 OMG, Iowahawk has a parody of "Julia" over at http://bit.ly/ISpAl6

Posted by: Arms Merchant at May 04, 2012 11:52 PM (+XVQe)

333 She contacted the US and she was bluntly told that
the Israelis would not be receiving American support if the Israelis
were seen as the aggressors by pre-emptively striking.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:48 PM (RvlzX)


She still made a very, very poor decision that almost cost Israel its existence. The luck of the idiot Syrians not knowing that they had annihilated the Israeli tanks on the golan was all that saved Israel. From the golan on down, Israel would have been split and done. Game over.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 04, 2012 11:52 PM (X3lox)

334 Hollywood sucks, they despise the red states, they despise conservatives, they despise us. Yet they want our money. Go figure, its how they make the money to despise us..

Posted by: lous a girl at May 04, 2012 11:53 PM (fHyXI)

335 She contacted the US and she was bluntly told that
the Israelis would not be receiving American support if the Israelis
were seen as the aggressors by pre-emptively striking.


Posted by: Kratos
-----------------

Wait, in '73? Gerald Ford? Meh, come to think of it I'm not surprised.

Hello, by the way.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 04, 2012 11:55 PM (xqug+)

336 For some reason I thought George Lucas would be a nicer person.
Posted by: Hummingbird at May 04, 2012 11:48 PM (R5yLq)
----
Reminds me of my younger days, and a story thats probably irrelevant to anything but I'll type it anyway. I was in LA when the first Star Wars came out, and visited ny cousin in Beverly Hills. From there we went to Alan Ladd Jr'shouse in Belaire to go see the movie with his daughter. Lucas was apparently his employee. While waiting until the moviestarted we were playing pool in the "Billiard Room". Over the table was the model of the main ship over the pool table. I don't remember what ship. Just that it was the main ship. It looked pretty cool. Alan Ladd was nowhere to be found, as a matter of fact it was us kids in a huge house, with a bunch of maids, and everything was earily quiet. And thats the story.

Posted by: Jimmah at May 04, 2012 11:57 PM (UpwlP)

337
Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 04, 2012 11:55 PM (xqug+)

Nixon.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 04, 2012 11:57 PM (X3lox)

338 Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 04, 2012 11:55 PM (xqug+)

Thought it was Nixon.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 04, 2012 11:58 PM (X8/ER)

339 Wait, in '73? Gerald Ford? Meh, come to think of it I'm not surprised.

The one before, Nixon, . IIRC, Nixon wasn't that interested in the ME from 1970 to 1973, although he did eventually approve massive amounts of aid to re leave the ailing Israelis.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:58 PM (RvlzX)

340 cat-of-two-lives-joins-full-load-for-full-cycle-

mreow- mreow- mreow- mreow, click
weom- weom- weom- weom, click
reow- reo -re -r-r-r -r-r-r-r-r-r

Posted by: DaveA at May 04, 2012 11:59 PM (ZYrSB)

341 167, 319: Most of stories were taken from King's Night Shift collection. the one about the guy on the ledge is called, funnily enough, "the Ledge". the one about the toy soldiers is "Battleground". The one about the guy who quits smoking is "Quitters Inc." The one about the cat is the only one that I don't think was in a book.

I really enjoy the first 4 sets of King's short story collections, and almost all of his work up until "It". Coincidentally (or not), he quit drinking and coke (he admits that he pretty much spent the years from 1980 through 1986 in a constant state of intoxication) , and his work started to go downhill. After he got run over, he really turned to shit. He rushed out the last books of the Dark Tower simply to get them done, as he was made keenly aware of his mortality. The last 3 books are simply awful.

His last book, "11/22/63", was actually pretty good. I was skeptical that it would be a long screed against "right wing hate" and crazy JFK conspiracies, but other than a little lefty snark I found it to be politically neutral. I will read it again.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at May 05, 2012 12:00 AM (fiXQh)

342 Jose Canseco is asking people to vote him into the all star game.

Posted by: booger at May 05, 2012 12:02 AM (HI6wa)

343 test.

Posted by: Kevin at May 05, 2012 12:02 AM (3o64G)

344 Ok, that's it for me

Towsontown Spring Fest tomorrow, if any of the local morons wanna grab a beer, lemme know.

Posted by: DC in Towson at May 05, 2012 12:02 AM (I/cLr)

345 Got an e-mail message from the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, which reads in part:
--------------------------------------------------------------
It’s now or never. The campaign to stop outrageous health insurance rate hikes ends next week. We need your signature now to place our initiative on the November ballot. I already signed the petition – have you?This week, one million Californians will pay hundreds of millions of dollars more for their health insurance, and no one in California has the power to say no.
Our ballot initiative would make health insurance companies publicly justify increases and get permission before they raise rates. I need your help to make sure Californians can vote on this in November.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at May 05, 2012 12:03 AM (8hBZi)

346 I've read a lot of Stephen King but I'm done. Much like actors who make public jackasses of themselves and make it so that you cannot forget their behavior while watching them in a role, I cannot think about reading a King book without feeling revulsion.

Also, Under The Dome was really, really bad in an offensive way. That pretty much ended it for me.


Posted by: epobirs at May 05, 2012 12:03 AM (kcfmt)

347 I replied to the effect that any rate increases were driven by Obamacare.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at May 05, 2012 12:04 AM (8hBZi)

348 He would be a nicer person if he just shoved his ego up his ass, . Then again, this principle applies to many other people, not just Mr. Lucas.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 04, 2012 11:50 PM (RvlzX)


Apparently his ego resides in his neck.

Posted by: buzzion at May 05, 2012 12:05 AM (GULKT)

349 Barack, I am your father!!!

Posted by: Frank Darth Davis at May 05, 2012 12:05 AM (SV4OI)

350 I just read at the Daily Caller that one of the Occupy Cleveland bomber's favourite book is "The Anarchist Cookbook". In that case the cops should have let them continue with their plans. Anyone following the bomb recipes in that stupid POS would just poison themselves or burn their own faces off.


Thank God these occupoopers are such incompetent asses.

Posted by: fozzy at May 05, 2012 12:06 AM (FEzSe)

351 I've never read a Stephan King novel but my wife tells me he's been phoning it in from 2000 until Under The Dome.

Posted by: runninrebel at May 05, 2012 12:06 AM (N/1Dm)

352 Got an e-mail message from the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, which reads in part:

--------------------------------------------------------------

It’s now or never. The campaign to stop outrageous health insurance
rate hikes ends next week. We need your signature now to place our
initiative on the November ballot. I already signed the petition – have
you?This week, one million Californians will pay hundreds of millions of
dollars more for their health insurance, and no one in California has
the power to say no.

Our ballot initiative would make health insurance companies publicly
justify increases and get permission before they raise rates. I need
your help to make sure Californians can vote on this in November.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at May 05, 2012 12:03 AM (8hBZi)


Sounds like a replay of Calis idiotic screwing around with electric rates that almost busted the state some years back.


Leftists are dogs that shit where they eat. Their retarded leader then eats the shit-covered dog.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 12:06 AM (X3lox)

353 Oh yeah, forgot the link.

http://tinyurl.com/86z9w6n

Follow that to see the scary anarchists that are going to overthrow capitalism.


Posted by: fozzy at May 05, 2012 12:07 AM (FEzSe)

354 so $100 to turn my Arctic laser into a lightsaber? That can't be real

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 12:08 AM (tw6Ar)

355 22 We've been having a quiet evening at home. Sissy got in a fight with Wolverine so she's here for the weekend.

Ok, in late at the er with my mom. How many can we watch the threesome posts have there been?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 05, 2012 12:08 AM (rVkqa)

356 Also, Under The Dome was really, really bad in an offensive way.

Simpsons did it!

Posted by: booger at May 05, 2012 12:08 AM (HI6wa)

357 Sorry to hear about your mom, bbd. I hope she recovers soon.

Too bad I don't have any pictures of the shirtless, extremely fit guys jogging around the Citadel for you to fawn over, .

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 05, 2012 12:10 AM (RvlzX)

358 Ok, in late at the er with my mom. How many can we watch the threesome posts have there been?
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 05, 2012 12:08 AM (rVkqa


Just yours I think. So CONGRATULATIONS BEBE! You have won the Biggest Pervert of the Night Award. Not very often that someone of the fairer sex wins this award so accept it with pride.

Posted by: buzzion at May 05, 2012 12:10 AM (GULKT)

359 Hey Bebe! Hope your Mom is going to be ok.

Posted by: NC Ref at May 05, 2012 12:11 AM (/izg2)

360 308
That's my top 3 for Stephen King as well. I'd probably go Salem's
Lot, The Shining, and The Stand for 1-3. He was an excellent writer 20+
years ago. Most of his stuff since then is pretty lousy. (His
political stuff is a train wreck.)





Other great Stephen King: Pet Sematary, Needful Things, and The Dead
Zone. Most of IT is amazing but the last 200 pages are completely
retarded. Still worth a read for how good most of it is, though.




Yes, we are definitely on something like the same wavelength here. I
admit that The Dead Zone is stunning, and Needful Things is great in
some sense. Hell, I even liked Insomnia, despite its taking a side I
would not take in the baby-killing debate.

Posted by: Splunge at May 05, 2012 12:14 AM (2IW5Q)

361 Here's a strange coincidence...I just got to my US mail pile and I have King's newest book, "The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Story". It looks to be set between book 4 and 5 ("Wizards and Glass" and "Wolves of the Calla", respectively)....about the point where I felt that the main story went off the rails. I'll take advantage of the trial period and send it back if it's no good.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at May 05, 2012 12:15 AM (fiXQh)

362 121

Ann Rice also went Full Moonbat

didn't she become a devout and vocal Catholic?

***************
Really?

Never mind.

Posted by: Emily Nutella at May 05, 2012 12:17 AM (SV4OI)

363 >>> Our ballot initiative would make health insurance companies publicly justify increases and get permission before they raise rates. I need your help to make sure Californians can vote on this in November.

Straight out of Atlas Shrugged

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at May 05, 2012 12:19 AM (GE1+K)

364 Thanks guys. Possible intestinal blockage. And they can't do surgery due to the damage to her abdomen from radiation. Her old oncologist fucked her over. He knew it has never worked on her cancer, but did it anyways. Makes me think she's a guinea pig.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 05, 2012 12:20 AM (rVkqa)

365 Prayers for you and your mom...

Posted by: Adriane at May 05, 2012 12:22 AM (VVZaH)

366 No matter how much I disdain how he got to where he is (affirmative
action/quota, thug politics, racial chameleon , etc) I guess you could
argue that he had successfully worked the system to get to where he is.

****************

Terrific!!! Welfare cheats work the system successfully. Ditto lobbyists and other rent-seekers. Ditto successful tax evaders like Geithner. Ditto extortionist povery pimps like Revrund Al and Jizzy Jackson.

Are these people to be admired? Is this what "America" has always stood for --- gaming the system???

WTF?

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at May 05, 2012 12:24 AM (SV4OI)

367 That sucks, bbd. If true, what that doctor did is most unethical. If he never worked on that type of cancer, he should have consulted with someone who does. May God be with her and the family.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 05, 2012 12:24 AM (RvlzX)

368 Early night for me ...

Roses are red,
Violets are blue ...
May Stephen King never
Base a story on you ...

Have a Good Weekend...

Posted by: Adriane at May 05, 2012 12:24 AM (VVZaH)

369 362 121Ann Rice also went Full Moonbat
didn't she become a devout and vocal Catholic?
***************Really?Never mind.

Not to worry, she went back to hating Catholicism real fast. That and is said to be an uber bitch to fans at nook signings.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 05, 2012 12:25 AM (rVkqa)

370 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 05, 2012 12:20 AM (rVkqa)

That's enough to make a person rather stabby. Prayers and best wishes for you both.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 05, 2012 12:25 AM (X8/ER)

371 hi all
okay back from the movie
bebe's boobs, wow that's sorry to hear about your mom

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 12:27 AM (7FadD)

372 332 OMG, Iowahawk has a parody of "Julia" over at http://bit.ly/ISpAl6

Iowahawk comes through again.

"Your benefits are over there, by the trench, Julia."

Posted by: rickl at May 05, 2012 12:27 AM (sdi6R)

373 Book signings. Fucking iPhone auto correct.

Prayers are much appreciated!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 05, 2012 12:27 AM (rVkqa)

374 Lightsabers have a lot of problems. You don't have the ability to half sword like you would see with longswords, nor do you have a cross guard to protect your hand during parries.

Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 12:28 AM (EnhSM)

375 As I went through the King list, my heart began to sink because I knew what number 1 would be. And yes, it was The Stand. I liked The Shining and Salem's Lot, and I thought The Stand was just terrible.

Not as bad as The Tommyknockers, but then, you'd really have to work hard at making a book as bad as The Tommyknockers.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 05, 2012 12:29 AM (i0App)

376 Nook signings would suck. A big Sharpie signature over your e-ink screen would make reading difficult.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 05, 2012 12:29 AM (nIZa7)

377 Noses are red
Faces are white
say hi to Pennywise
as he bids you goodnight

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 05, 2012 12:29 AM (QTHTd)

378 Posted by: rickl at May 05, 2012 12:27 AM (sdi6R)

It took me a minute to get that, then I felt ill.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at May 05, 2012 12:29 AM (X8/ER)

379 I only do Kindle signings, bitch!

Posted by: annie rice at May 05, 2012 12:30 AM (nU/dt)

380
Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 12:28 AM (EnhSM)

but for $125 post shipping, it makes me curious as I already own one of their lasers. I'm tempted to put in a order to see if this is in fact real or not

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 12:30 AM (tw6Ar)

381
341 167, 319: Most of stories were taken from King's Night Shift collection. the one about the guy on the ledge is called, funnily enough, "the Ledge". the one about the toy soldiers is "Battleground". The one about the guy who quits smoking is "Quitters Inc." The one about the cat is the only one that I don't think was in a book.
...
Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at May 05, 2012 12:00 AM (fiXQh)


Thanks. Battleground is etched n my brain. You just have to see it.

The Ledge and the one about the cat named General were in the same episode as Battleground. It's probably the most frequently re broadcast episode of the series, appearing every three to five years.

I've seen Quitters Inc. and though it's good, it's a rare bird on TV.

Battleground is worth getting a copy of -- if you can get it cheap.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 05, 2012 12:31 AM (7+pP9)

382 Ok, in late at the er with my mom.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 05, 2012 12:08 AM (rVkqa)


Uh-oh. How's your mom?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 05, 2012 12:31 AM (kaalw)

383 As I went through the King list, my heart began to
sink because I knew what number 1 would be. And yes, it was The Stand. I
liked The Shining and Salem's Lot, and I thought The Stand was just terrible.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 05, 2012 12:29 AM (i0App)

McCammon did it better 9 years later with Swan Song

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 12:32 AM (tw6Ar)

384 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 05, 2012 12:27 AM (rVkqa)

Sorry to hear such bad news about your Mom.

My best wishes to you and her.

Damn.

Posted by: eman at May 05, 2012 12:34 AM (XrDou)

385 No love for The Green Mile?

Posted by: John Coffey at May 05, 2012 12:35 AM (Y+DPZ)

386 McCammon did it better 9 years later with Swan Song

equally infected with the PC virus, though.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 05, 2012 12:35 AM (QTHTd)

387 I want to read some Gene Wolfe. Somehow I only just heard of the man and he's considered the heir to Clark Ashton Smith.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 05, 2012 12:36 AM (QTHTd)

388 I want to read some Gene Wolfe. Somehow I only just heard of the man and he's considered the heir to Clark Ashton Smith.


Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at May 05, 2012 12:36 AM (QTHTd)

wish I could go back in time to re-read Wolfe as if it was the first time, same with Glen Cook

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 12:39 AM (tw6Ar)

389 What a difference a few hours make. Way earlier in the thread I started thowing out snark about the suntanned dessicated mummy pictured in the ONT which led to the topic of tanned or sunburned nipples. At that point the topic was considered a little weird and a couple folks thought a troll was socking me. A couple hours later and confessions of sunburned nips, pasties supplying uv protection and ettes begin confessing to past indisgressions. That's the ONT I have come to know and love.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 12:39 AM (JKNDp)

390 I finally figured out who the crazy tanned lady looks like: mummies! Pictures of her make me *shudder*

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at May 05, 2012 12:40 AM (KL49F)

391 was never really into Stephen King or horror movies generally, the only things of his that I've seen is The Shining and Shawshank Redemption (and that one I didn't even realize was a Stephen King story), haven't read any of his books

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 12:40 AM (7FadD)

392 387
I want to read some Gene Wolfe. Somehow I only just heard of the man and he's considered the heir to Clark Ashton Smith.


Seriously? Get your hands on The Book of the New Sun, all 5 volumes of it, stat. There's nothing that can equal it.

Posted by: Splunge at May 05, 2012 12:41 AM (2IW5Q)

393 Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 12:39 AM (JKNDp)

LOL, I hadn't read the thread or your comments about her looking like a mummy, honest! GMTA?

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at May 05, 2012 12:42 AM (KL49F)

394 Evening folks. Quick question.... is anyone from the NJ suburbs of NYC? I've accepted a job at Kean University in Union NJ, and am trying to figure out where to start looking for places to live (must be in NJ - job requirement). The only thing I know is to run as far from Newark as possible. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Doc at May 05, 2012 12:42 AM (2grn/)

395 yeah, suntan lady is just creepy

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 12:42 AM (7FadD)

396 btw, if you want recycled memes and ideas that are libertarian/conservative, read Dean Koontz. The first book of his I read is called "Strange Highways", a collection of mostly short stories plus two short novellas. Really interesting stuff.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 05, 2012 12:43 AM (RvlzX)

397 Aslan's Girl, my snark is not proprietary.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 12:43 AM (JKNDp)

398 391
was never really into Stephen King or horror movies generally, the only
things of his that I've seen is The Shining and Shawshank Redemption
(and that one I didn't even realize was a Stephen King story), haven't
read any of his books


The man had talent, for sure. If you want a small dose, grab Salem's Lot. Great straight-up vampire tale. If you want a large dose, grab the great apocalyptic tale, The Stand. But find an old, dog-eared copy, from before he "updated" it.

Posted by: Splunge at May 05, 2012 12:44 AM (2IW5Q)

399 Our ballot initiative would make health insurance companies publicly justify increases and get permission before they raise rates drive insurance companies out of the state. I need your help to make sure Californians can vote on this in November.
Posted by: Wm T Sherman at May 05, 2012 12:03 AM (8hBZi)


Fixed that for Feinstein.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 12:44 AM (bxiXv)

400 374
Lightsabers have a lot of problems. You don't have the ability to half
sword like you would see with longswords, nor do you have a cross guard
to protect your hand during parries.



Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 12:28 AM (EnhSM)


They have no weight, and slice through anything instantly. Little known fact, only 1 out of 100 Jedi trainees, or younglings, survive Yoda's fencing school.

Posted by: fozzy at May 05, 2012 12:46 AM (FEzSe)

401 396
btw, if you want recycled memes and ideas that are
libertarian/conservative, read Dean Koontz. The first book of his I
read is called "Strange Highways", a collection of mostly short stories
plus two short novellas. Really interesting stuff.


A libertarian, yes, but a bit inclined toward the "gather your guns and food cans" side. I loved him for years, then managed to lose the affection. If I had to recommend one book to get rolling with, it would be Phantoms.

Posted by: Splunge at May 05, 2012 12:47 AM (2IW5Q)

402 Yid With Lid gets a call, Julia's son reveals her REAL story

http://tinyurl.com/89byo3e

Posted by: kbdabear at May 05, 2012 12:48 AM (Y+DPZ)

403 eh - not terribly interested in picking up more fiction books to read.
got plenty of technical nonfiction to read.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 12:49 AM (7FadD)

404 but for $125 post shipping, it makes me curious as I already own one of their lasers. I'm tempted to put in a order to see if this is in fact real or not
Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 12:30 AM (tw6Ar)


It's just a polycarbonate tube that refracts the light of the laser, so it glows non-directionally.

It's kind of like a plastic anti-laser, you spend energy collimating light, then attach a device that un-collimates it.

It's like the Park Sabers, or the Ultrasabers, or the less-bright official Force FX sabers, which are all based on LEDs (except the handful of lamp-based ones).

Except they won't burn your retina out if you slip.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 12:50 AM (bxiXv)

405 >>>If I had to recommend one book to get rolling with, it would be Phantoms.

Good choice. Just tell them to never, ever watch the movie associated with it.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 05, 2012 12:50 AM (RvlzX)

406
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at May 05, 2012 12:43 AM (RvlzX)

there is always L. Neil Smith if you want Libertarian stuff (though he has no problem with preaching)

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 12:50 AM (tw6Ar)

407 Okay, I have perhaps a stupid question. How does one "rent" movies nowadays? there aren't any movie rental places anymore, just Redbox and that is only for recent movies. It is all via Netflix and the like, isn't it? I hate having to sign up for some subscription service just because I occasionally want to watch a movie or two that isn't recent enough to be at Redbox, I know if I signed up for Netflix I wouldn't get my money's worth because I might only watch a movie once or twice a month.

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 12:51 AM (7FadD)

408 >>>I hate having to sign up for some subscription service just because I occasionally want to watch a movie or two that isn't recent enough to be at Redbox, I know if I signed up for Netflix I wouldn't get my money's worth because I might only watch a movie once or twice a month.


iTunes has a "rent" option that will give you access to a movie for like 3 days

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at May 05, 2012 12:54 AM (GE1+K)

409
BBD -- my prayers and thoughts to you. I'm still dealing with a major problem with my dad so I totally understand. I'm sure it sucks to be you right now. May hope, prayer and time all work in your favor.

To all you morons who helped me with my Stephen King questions, many thanks.

The rest of you can FOAD until tomorrow morning, when I re realize you're the very best of my friends.

Adios until wake up time.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 05, 2012 12:54 AM (7+pP9)

410 They have no weight, and slice through anything instantly. Little known
fact, only 1 out of 100 Jedi trainees, or younglings, survive Yoda's
fencing school.


Not instantly, based on what we've seen on screen (it took time for Obiwan to cut through the TF door).

The lack of weight shouldn't be a huge issue, considering that normal blades are lighter than most people think. The real issue comes when you consider that the blade is omnidirectional, which means that if you touch it you're in trouble. This complicates basic swordsmanship where you keep the blade between yourself and your opponents blade.

Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 12:54 AM (EnhSM)

411
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 12:50 AM (bxiXv)

friend has a ultrasaber, it's actually pretty fun.I'll have to sleep on it if I order one of these (money is short)

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 12:55 AM (tw6Ar)

412 Uh-oh. How's your mom?

Doctor just said not a blockage, BUT if things don't move with this go lyte stuff by tomorrow afternoon, pronblems

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 05, 2012 12:55 AM (rVkqa)

413
Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at May 05, 2012 12:54 AM (GE1+K)

amazon does it as well

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 12:58 AM (tw6Ar)

414 I used to be a huge Stephen King fan in the 80's and 90's. I remember reading IT when I was 12 years old late into the night, and then being scared as hell to turn the light off. I had to jump out of bed, flick the switch, then jump back into bed as quickly as possible, tucking in the covers around my legs. I used to get the latest Stephen King book every year for Christmas when I was a
kid, but that stopped sometime when I was in college, when I lost
interest in his writing. The quality of the stories really dropped off at that point, in my opinion, and I never went back to see if it got better again. I still have a few of those Christmas books on
my shelf that I never finished (Insomnia, Desperation, The
Regulators - I can't even recall if I started those).

Posted by: not the mama at May 05, 2012 12:58 AM (96Kco)

415 ugh. iTunes = Apple = ugh.

well I see that you can just rent movies from Amazon without having to sign up for Amazon Prime, maybe I will try that

I don't know, it just seems weird "renting" a movie without actually going somewhere to get it

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 12:59 AM (7FadD)

416
Posted by: not the mama at May 05, 2012 12:58 AM (96Kco)

Insomnia is worth a read, the two others you can skip though

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 01:00 AM (tw6Ar)

417 What happens if you lose your Internet connection in the middle of the movie? Or if something on your computer isn't compatible and you can't play the movie? Do you get your money back?

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 01:01 AM (7FadD)

418 What happens if you lose your Internet connection in
the middle of the movie? Or if something on your computer isn't
compatible and you can't play the movie? Do you get your money back?


Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 01:01 AM (7FadD)

nope, just a 24 hour rental (starts as soon as you hit play)

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 01:02 AM (tw6Ar)

419 friend has a ultrasaber, it's actually pretty fun.I'll have to sleep on it if I order one of these (money is short)
Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 12:55 AM (tw6Ar)


I wouldn't do the laser->saber thing, just because while it's not going to cut anyone's arm off, things could get ugly if it breaks - blinded, for example.

Whereas one of the others (that price is about the same as a whole Force FX saber, I think), if it breaks, you're just out the money.

I just don't see any benefit for the risk, however small the risk is.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 01:02 AM (bxiXv)

420 maybe I will just have to try it to see if it works, even though I'm a cheap bastard

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 01:02 AM (7FadD)

421 Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 12:43 AM (JKNDp)

Whew! So I won't be sued for copyright infringement? LOL

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at May 05, 2012 01:03 AM (KL49F)

422 >>>lose your Internet connection in the middle of the movie?

I can only speak intelligibly about iTunes. You have a period of time once rented to download and watch the movie. The two do not have o be done at the same time, so that you may be sure you have the whole movie before you watch it.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at May 05, 2012 01:04 AM (GE1+K)

423 Chemjeff, you can "rent" movies through Amazon streaming. You could probably even do it through the AoS amazon link and give them their kickback. I think rentals cost around $3-4, depending on the movie. I've only ever bought TV shows through them, though, so I'm not familiar with the details of how renting works (how long it is available).

We recently cancelled our Netflix subscription because we weren't using it that much. Our plan is to rent movies through Amazon when we see something we really want to watch.

Posted by: not the mama at May 05, 2012 01:04 AM (96Kco)

424 I just don't see any benefit for the risk, however small the risk is.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 01:02 AM (bxiXv)

give me more usage out of an item that I bought on a whim for camping and general tomfoolery (though the ceiling in the living room still has a couple of marks on it)

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 01:05 AM (tw6Ar)

425 403
eh - not terribly interested in picking up more fiction books to read.
got plenty of technical nonfiction to read.



Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 12:49 AM (7FadD)


Admit it! You're Scotty from the Enterprise!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 05, 2012 01:07 AM (kaalw)

426 I think rentals cost around $3-4,

Wow! Talk about a rip-off.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 01:07 AM (X3lox)

427 The Dude - In that case, I'll probably try it again, since it's already on the shelf.

Posted by: not the mama at May 05, 2012 01:07 AM (96Kco)

428 Oh, and for the lightsabers, the "real" toy ones have sounds, and the more expensive ones are reprogrammable.

The headlines on the Wicked "lasersaber" are pathetic. I really hate misleading headlines anyway, and this is just a fine example of it.

It's not a lightsaber. It's a toy. A toy you're only allowed to wave in the air, and only then with everyone present wearing special safety glasses.

I think that sounds more annoying than fun myself, but what the Hell do I know, I don;t write headlines.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 01:07 AM (bxiXv)

429 King's "Bachmann Books" collection is pretty entertaining. It's a set of 4 stories that he wrote before he hit the big time, and had published later under the pseudonym just to see if he could sell books without his name attached.. The stories are "Rage", "The Long Walk", "Roadwork" and "The Running Man".

The original collection is hard to find since King pulled the "Rage" from publication after a kid tried to mimic the story...it's about a high-school loser who snaps, takes his class hostage, and holds a psychological purging session.

"Long Walk" is sort of a precursor to the "Hunger Games"...100 teenagers volunteer for an annual forced march, last one standing gets anything he wants. "Running Man" is what the Schwarzenegger movie was based on but the book is almost completely different. Again, in a typically bleak America of the future, a man signs up to be hunted down. If he lasts for 30 days, he gets a huge cash prize.This is probably the weakest of the 4 stories, it foreshadows King's bad habit of using the deus ex machina at the end of his stories.

"Roadwork" is one of my favorite short stories of his. It was written in 1973 during the first gas crisis, and deals with a man who cracks after his neighborhood is slated to be demolished for "urban renewal".

Again, these are not great stories, but I found them entertaining and memorable.








Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at May 05, 2012 01:08 AM (fiXQh)

430 A libertarian, yes, but a bit inclined toward the
"gather your guns and food cans" side. I loved him for years, then
managed to lose the affection. If I had to recommend one book to get
rolling with, it would be Phantoms.


Posted by: Splunge at May 05, 2012 12:47 AM (2IW5Q)


Watchers, Lightning, and the Odd Thomas stories are among my favourite light reading type books.

as for King i am surprised nobody mentioned the Talisman as kinda fun.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 05, 2012 01:09 AM (r7Ddb)

431 Raykon caught in photo at Occupy Oakland?

http://pjmedia.com/zombie/files/2012/05/IMG_8011.jpg

Posted by: kbdabear at May 05, 2012 01:09 AM (Y+DPZ)

432
Okay -- last post (really):

394 Evening folks. Quick question.... is anyone from the NJ suburbs of NYC? I've accepted a job at Kean University in Union NJ, and am trying to figure out where to start looking for places to live (must be in NJ - job requirement). The only thing I know is to run as far from Newark as possible. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Doc at May 05, 2012 12:42 AM (2grn/)


1) A rock overhang.
2) A refrigerator box.

Otherwise you'll get overrun by all sorts of creepy insects.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at May 05, 2012 01:09 AM (7+pP9)

433 417
What happens if you lose your Internet connection in the middle of the
movie? Or if something on your computer isn't compatible and you can't
play the movie? Do you get your money back?


Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 01:01 AM (7FadD)


You download the movie first and then play it so the connection isn't a problem if you have fast intertubes. I'm not an Apple fanboy but I really like my AppleTV box.

Posted by: fozzy at May 05, 2012 01:10 AM (FEzSe)

434
Insomnia is worth a read, the two others you can skip though


Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 01:00 AM (tw6Ar)


The abortion = good, anti-abortion = minions of hell in Insomnia was a little tough to take.

Posted by: fozzy at May 05, 2012 01:12 AM (FEzSe)

435 Doc, If you can control your own schedule, thus avoiding traffic snarls, look up 22. If it is easier to get to Scranton, then to Newark, then your at about the right distance.

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2012 01:15 AM (kUxiO)

436 Leave it to Iowahawk to come up with the most hilarious depiction of the retards that support our fake ID bearing Kenyan marxist.
-------
Out of 102 FB friends, I wonder how many will jettison me when they see that post tomorrow before I wake up and delete it? 3?

Posted by: Jimmah at May 05, 2012 01:19 AM (UpwlP)

437 The AppleTV is awesome. You can practically see Jobs writing the epitaph of the networks with it. We have an old one, cut cable years ago. I had hacked up an XBMC but the ATV just kills it with simplicity.

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2012 01:20 AM (kUxiO)

438 Admit it! You're Scotty from the Enterprise!


Posted by: cthulhu at May 05, 2012 01:07 AM (kaalw)


heh - sometimes I feel that way, well except for the Scottish accent and the Romulan ale

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 01:24 AM (7FadD)

439
Posted by: fozzy at May 05, 2012 01:12 AM (FEzSe)

didn't bother me, I thought it was more muddled that what you write (though to be fair, abortion isn't a big deal to me)

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 01:24 AM (tw6Ar)

440 Doc, I also know do guys who are outside of Somerville. Tis nice.

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2012 01:24 AM (kUxiO)

441 I think that woman managed to tan the whites of her eyes. She lookss like a cartoons character after abomb blow up in her face/

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 01:24 AM (JKNDp)

442 441
I think that woman managed to tan the whites of her eyes. She lookss like a cartoons character after abomb blow up in her face




I think the tan makes her look young and fresh... What?!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at May 05, 2012 01:30 AM (HNn1q)

443 Orthodox?

Is that the one with the lightsaber briss?

Posted by: mojo at May 05, 2012 01:35 AM (d/67n)

444 366
No matter how much I disdain how he got to where he is (affirmative

action/quota, thug politics, racial chameleon , etc) I guess you could

argue that he had successfully worked the system to get to where he is.

Problem is, anyone who can successfully "work the system" is more likely to not hesitate in working YOU over, should you be foolish enough to put him in charge of the system.

Posted by: sistrum at May 05, 2012 01:36 AM (AyryN)

445 netflix is only 8 fucking dollars a month w/a free month trial for unlimited movies/tv shows. the new steve van zandt series Lilyhammer is funnier than hell.

Posted by: D. Hopper at May 05, 2012 01:37 AM (AVfT8)

446 Wow. Tanning.

I like a woman so leathery I can strop my straight razor with her labia.

Posted by: sifty at May 05, 2012 01:40 AM (uGQ4X)

447 Hi All. Saw The Avengers. Go see it. It is good. Bacon good.

Posted by: sifty at May 05, 2012 01:41 AM (uGQ4X)

448
I like a woman so leathery I can strop my straight razor with her labia.


Wow. Just...wow. That right there is poetry. That right there is why I come to AoSHQ.

Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 01:42 AM (EnhSM)

449 I liked Netflix better when you could write your own reviews of movies you watched. They got rid of that for some reason.

Posted by: navybrat at May 05, 2012 01:42 AM (1mfrI)

450 She doesn't have that sun kissed glow....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 05, 2012 01:43 AM (ycBV3)

451 I just checked out the AoSHQ projection map and holy shit Romney is leading Obama by 1 electorial vote. 40% D, 40%R and 20%toss up. What the heck is going on. That is a major shift from Romney to undecided. I'm not buying it. I don't want smoke getting blown up my ass but I'm just not buying it.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 01:44 AM (JKNDp)

452 Good to hear about the Avengers.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 01:45 AM (JKNDp)

453 hi sifty!
okay I will probably see it at a matinee

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 01:45 AM (7FadD)

454 So, I went dancing on Sunday, and afterwards went out to eat with a girl that I met there. We made plans to go on another date on Friday. Wednesday she calls me at about 10pm, and after a few minutes of talking she mentions that she has an hour to kill while waiting for her roommate's flight to get in. I suggest that she join me for a drink at the bar. She agrees and drives about 30 minutes to meet me. We have a drink, talk, joke and seem to have a good time. I walk her out to her car, we hug, and then we kiss for a few minutes. She seems to like it, because shes making that goofy grin that women do when you kiss them, and she keeps nuzzling my nose with hers.

The next day she sends me a text message: "I'm not interested in going on another date with you." WTF?

Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 01:45 AM (EnhSM)

455 I like a woman so leathery I can strop my straight razor with her labia.Classic AoS and deserving of the completely unregulated and improperly judge by arbitrary drunks Post of the Night. Which entitles you to buy yourself a drink.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 01:48 AM (JKNDp)

456 she has an hour to kill while waiting for her roommate's flight to get in.

That 'roommate'? Yeah, he won't be hearing about you.

Posted by: t-bird at May 05, 2012 01:49 AM (FcR7P)

457 Wow Alex. You can get emotional whiplash from a gal like that. You're lucky you dodged that bullet.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 01:50 AM (JKNDp)

458 That 'roommate'? Yeah, he won't be hearing about you.

She kept using feminine pronouns to talk about her roommate. However I am wondering if she has a boyfriend somewhere. Either that or she's just into drama. Bleh.

Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 01:51 AM (EnhSM)

459 okay good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at May 05, 2012 01:51 AM (7FadD)

460 Posted by: sifty at May 05, 2012 01:40 AM (uGQ4X)

If you stuff a baseball in there and put it under your mattress is it'll break right in.

Posted by: garrett at May 05, 2012 01:51 AM (50JmD)

461 Don - Upon hearing my hubby was Jersey-bred, someone wanted to pick his brain on desirable neighborhoods, seeing as he was getting a job in NYC and needed to relocate. That someone started to say he thought Elizabeth looked like a prospect---and wasn't allowed to finish that sentence. Much scorn on Elizabeth thrown as prelude to a 20 minute travelogue. I also remember hubby lived at Guttenberg at one point and had a certain fondness for that time. But of course his data is at least a decade old. Still, I could ask him tomorrow if you wish and post the results in the next ONT.

Posted by: sistrum at May 05, 2012 01:51 AM (AyryN)

462 ""The next day she sends me a text message: "I'm not interested in going on another date with you." WTF?""



Eh... women. You can't live with them and you can't break them up for parts.

Posted by: Berserker at May 05, 2012 01:52 AM (FMbng)

463 Garrett

It needs mink oil

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 05, 2012 01:52 AM (ycBV3)

464
The next day she sends me a text message: "I'm not interested in going on another date with you." WTF?


Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 01:45 AM (EnhSM)


WOW. ok if she changes her mind, pretend like you didnt get her text messages. thats one is either "not right" or is used to making guys beg... one or the other means NO GOOD WILL COME OF THIS. Im sorry you had such a random experience.

Posted by: gushka haz a new Kitty what plays fetch! ! at May 05, 2012 01:54 AM (r7Ddb)

465 Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 01:44 AM (JKNDp)

No, i think that's about right, it's an even race at this point with Obamass probably having a slight edge. Whether we like it or not he's going to run on the war on women nonsense and a lot of people are going to buy into it, he'll gin up whatever daily outrage he can and a lot of people will buy into that too, hopefully Romney can keep steering the narrative back onto Obamass record, if he does that we win, if not we lose.

Posted by: booger at May 05, 2012 01:54 AM (HI6wa)

466 I highly doubt Jane is reading this but if she lurks at a later date I'd like to apologize especially to her and anyone else here that was offended for my rant the other day in the jury duty thread. It was childish and out-of-line.

I take issue with the constant personal posts on this blog (said on the ONT of all threads!). I think they hijack and overshadow a lot of good posts as of late. But that's certainly not all on her and it really doesn't matter anyway. I should have just walked away from the thread altogether if I was annoyed by it.

I thought about emailing her directly but I figured I owed everyone an apology.God knows I hate people telling me what to (or not to) talk about. I had no right telling anyone else here and that's why I thought I owed everyone an apology. I had a really stressful week and unfortunately took it out here on her and it was uncalled for.

Deepest apologies to anyone offended by my big lapse in judgment and stupid outburst - have a good evening or what's left of it.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 05, 2012 01:55 AM (jWQpl)

467 WOW. ok if she changes her mind,

Send her an accidental "TweetPic From Congressman Weiner"

Posted by: t-bird at May 05, 2012 01:55 AM (FcR7P)

468 Oh, and everything will have the "rich white guy doesn't care if you're poor" subtext.

Posted by: booger at May 05, 2012 01:57 AM (HI6wa)

469 Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 05, 2012 01:55 AM (jWQpl)

I didn't see your rant bit i assume it was about sunburnt nipples.

Posted by: booger at May 05, 2012 01:58 AM (HI6wa)

470 it's an even race at this point with Obamass probably having a slight edge.

I'll say! I have to admit, I like his sales pitch:

Obama 2012- If You Like Looking For A Job, You Can Keep Looking For A Job

Posted by: t-bird at May 05, 2012 01:59 AM (FcR7P)

471 462 ""The next day she sends me a text message: "I'm not interested in going on another date with you." WTF?""



Eh... women. You can't live with them and you can't break them up for parts.
Posted by: Berserker at May 05, 2012 01:52 AM (FMbng)


Says who?

Posted by: Jeff Dahmer at May 05, 2012 02:00 AM (niZvt)

472 A lot is riding on Wisconsin and the message it sends. Getting Government unions under control is a must if our country is to survive. Thus far Walker has pulled it off. My guy Kasich screwed that one up. Cracks are showing up in the leftl the latest example was that SNL comedian's rant on taxes and Obama.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 02:01 AM (JKNDp)

473 I highly doubt Jane is reading this but if she lurks at a later date I'd like to apologize especially to her and anyone else here that was offended for my rant the other day in the jury duty thread. It was childish and out-of-line.

I take issue with the constant personal posts on this blog (said on the ONT of all threads!). I think they hijack and overshadow a lot of good posts as of late. But that's certainly not all on her and it really doesn't matter anyway. I should have just walked away from the thread altogether if I was annoyed by it.

I thought about emailing her directly but I figured I owed everyone an apology.God knows I hate people telling me what to (or not to) talk about. I had no right telling anyone else here and that's why I thought I owed everyone an apology. I had a really stressful week and unfortunately took it out here on her and it was uncalled for.

Deepest apologies to anyone offended by my big lapse in judgment and stupid outburst - have a good evening or what's left of it.
Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 05, 2012 01:55 AM (jWQpl)

sometimes the personal posts do wear on you after a while. as much as I am fond of the posters, and even think of some as friends, if you log on to decompress and get tied into a really depressing series of comments it gets really old really quickly.

Posted by: yankeefifth at May 05, 2012 02:02 AM (Z9EHQ)

474 I like a woman so leathery I can strop my straight razor with her labia.


Posted by: sifty
---------------

Holy CARP. Hello, sifty! Long time no see (since D-land). My my my, so the mild-mannered family man tiptoes back to AoSHQ. (Are you actually Robert?)

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:02 AM (xqug+)

475 It needs mink oil

!
...or lamb fat and a slow bake in the oven. But that's bound to stink the place up. Probably ruin one of Mom's pans, too.

Posted by: garrett at May 05, 2012 02:02 AM (50JmD)

476 I don't want smoke getting blown up my ass but I'm just not buying it.


Posted by: Ohio Dan
----------------

Dan, it's right. As the Powerline boyz said recently, "The heat could not be deader." I've been checking Gallup and Rasmussen head-to-heads every day since they started in the 2012 race (a few weeks now) and it's a photo-finish at this point and I predict we won't know until Election Day whether we're going to live or die as a nation.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:04 AM (xqug+)

477 Lacey, I have noticed a bit of bitterness and skepticizm in your posts lately. Are you doing okay? Anything I can help with?

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 02:04 AM (JKNDp)

478 Deepest apologies to anyone offended by my big lapse
in judgment and stupid outburst - have a good evening or what's left of
it.


Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 05, 2012 01:55 AM (jWQpl)


I was deeply offended and outraged by this indiscretion that I was unaware of, and I demand your immediate resignation as a commenter who stands in judgement of my insipid drivel.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 02:05 AM (MwTP4)

479 470 it's an even race at this point with Obamass probably having a slight edge.


I don't believe that for one minute.

Why would anyone except a public dole addict vote for four more years of this rolling national disaster? All the likely voter polls give a decisive edge to Romney.

Good God, if Obama actually is reelected, after his performance, after the type of corrosive campign he's run... future Presidents won't even need to try to do a good job. I mean, why even bother?

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 02:06 AM (niZvt)

480 Drinking in San Francisco - excellent weather.

Carry on Morons.

Oh and happen to be having dinner with ahem one of the prettiest ladies out there my wife.

Posted by: Jornolist at May 05, 2012 02:06 AM (rdnEk)

481 and I predict we won't know until Election Day whether we're going to live or die as a nation.


Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:04 AM (xqug+)


If it's close - even if Mittens wins - it's over. This election is not a wishy-washy one for America to just crawl over the finish line. Either this is an outright win without any question or America is already gone.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 02:06 AM (X3lox)

482 I'm not grasping at straws but I believe Morris' prediction of undecideds break heavily against an incumbant is probably right. Of course votes aren't electorial votes.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at May 05, 2012 02:08 AM (JKNDp)

483 And listening to one of the best sax players on the coast. Um roe able . That's how u drunk text the word unbelievable.

Posted by: Jornolist at May 05, 2012 02:09 AM (rdnEk)

484 The next day she sends me a text message: "I'm not interested in going on another date with you." WTF?


Posted by: Alex
-----------------

Text her back. Maybe her roommate or someone got her phone. When I was a kid I used to secretly get hold of my dad's ID badge and draw mustaches and funny hair on it and he'd clip it onto his pocket without looking and go to his high-falutin' security-cleared job with it and the guard would stop him.

So, stuff happens.

I also used to sneak into his closet at night and tie all his shoelaces of all his shoes together in horrible knots which would make him late for work the next morning.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:09 AM (xqug+)

485 Overtanning turns you into a chocolate bunny

Posted by: TexasJew at May 05, 2012 02:10 AM (z8HSj)

486 Blue Moon is calling me.

Posted by: Jornolist at May 05, 2012 02:11 AM (rdnEk)

487 446 Wow. Tanning.

I like a woman so leathery I can strop my straight razor with her labia.
Posted by: sifty at May 05, 2012 01:40 AM (uGQ4X)


Those wouldn't qualify as labia anymore. Tootsie Roll Girl is sporting a pair of genuine Kirkland Signature brand microwave bacon, set for 5 minutes.

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 02:12 AM (niZvt)

488 Thanks Dan, no, it's all good.


Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 05, 2012 02:12 AM (jWQpl)

489 Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:09 AM (xqug+)

Wow, you were just an awful awful child

I did text her back, but it was "No worries. Thanks for the nice evening." I figure I'll see her at the next Sunday dance that I attend.

Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 02:13 AM (EnhSM)

490 If it's close - even if Mittens wins - it's over.
This election is not a wishy-washy one for America to just crawl over
the finish line. Either this is an outright win without any question or
America is already gone.


Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
----------------

I know what you mean and it's true in a sense that if that many people think Obama deserves a second term we're pretty bad off. But four years, then eight years of prosperity, with leftist teacher's unions losing control and scales generally dropping from people's eyes, can turn things around. A few Islamist attacks on Europe might open those eyes a little wider.

I'm a believer in the amazing rebalancing powers of leaving things the hell alone.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:13 AM (xqug+)

491 If you look at the favorables, people have made their mind up on Obamass and he's around 50% favorable, but Romney's favorables show a lot of people haven't made up their mind so it's up to him to define himself before Obamass does.

Posted by: booger at May 05, 2012 02:14 AM (HI6wa)

492
Good God, if Obama actually is reelected, after
his performance, after the type of corrosive campign he's run... future
Presidents won't even need to try to do a good job. I mean, why even
bother?



Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 02:06 AM (niZvt)

If Obama actually is reelected, WILL there be future presidents?

Posted by: sistrum at May 05, 2012 02:14 AM (AyryN)

493 "The next day she sends me a text message: "I'm not interested in going on another date with you." WTF?""

Maybe she was nuzzling noses with you because you passed gas when you slipped your tongue in her mouth?

That there can be a turn off, you know.

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 02:16 AM (niZvt)

494 Derp!

Posted by: Vermin at May 05, 2012 02:17 AM (dAIU+)

495 WOW. ok if she changes her mind, pretend like you didnt get her text
messages. thats one is either "not right" or is used to making guys
beg... one or the other means NO GOOD WILL COME OF THIS. Im sorry you
had such a random experience.


Yeah, she kind of had the crazy eyes so it's probably for the best.

Besides, this just means I can work on my waltz and try to win over the cute dancer at the Thursday night waltz practices.

Also, I'm taking a trip to Denver with a swing through El Paso in a few weeks, so I'm pretty much guaranteed to get laid.

Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 02:17 AM (EnhSM)

496 I did text her back, but it was "No worries. Thanks
for the nice evening." I figure I'll see her at the next Sunday dance
that I attend.


Posted by: Alex
-----------------

Oh well then, no gremlins or arhooleys there so it looks like you're..... high and dry. Sorry. That happens to everyone at least once. I know a dozen stories like that.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:18 AM (xqug+)

497 Oh well then, no gremlins or arhooleys there so it looks like
you're..... high and dry. Sorry. That happens to everyone at least once.
I know a dozen stories like that.


It really isn't worth worrying about in my mind. At least she had the decency to give me a heads up. A lot of women that I've dated decide to just drop contact, no show on dates, etc.

Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 02:20 AM (EnhSM)

498 496 I did text her back, but it was "No worries. Thanks
for the nice evening." I figure I'll see her at the next Sunday dance
that I attend.


why would you want to?

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 02:20 AM (niZvt)

499 I know what you mean and it's true in a sense that
if that many people think Obama deserves a second term we're pretty bad
off. But four years, then eight years of prosperity, with leftist
teacher's unions losing control and scales generally dropping from
people's eyes, can turn things around. A few Islamist attacks on Europe
might open those eyes a little wider.

I'm a believer in the amazing rebalancing powers of leaving things the hell alone.


Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:13 AM (xqug+)


There's a lot of very rough times to live through. America needs to have a strong sense of itself to make it through. When the Fed has to finally unwind their balance sheet, the chaos is going to be quite unbelievable. I don't think people really understand what we're in for and what we have to live through to get out of this mess. Most people prefer to pretend that the Fed will never have to drain liquidity and that interest rates will never go above .000003% again for a 200 year bond. We have been borrowing "free" thanks to the Fed, but that debt service will have to be made and it will have to be made at interest rates 3 to 4 times higher than they are now. That spells something like $1 trillion/year in debt service.

An America that could watch 3 years of the dog-eating retard fucking up everything in sight and acting, generally, as no American ever does, and still contemplate voting for him is a very weak country that will turn back crazy on a dime. America cannot survive like that and will not. Either Mittens wins by something like 8% or more or America is just taking a slight respite on the downward spiral. If America doesn't soundly reject the Indonesian Retard then this really isn't America.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 02:20 AM (X3lox)

500 why would you want to?

It doesn't bother me either way. However, the Sunday dance is filled with cute college age girls who are fun to dance with, so I'll continue to attend. If she shows up, I'll be a gentleman and dance with here like I would any other woman who attends.

Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 02:25 AM (EnhSM)

501 448 I like a woman so leathery I can strop my straight razor with her labia.Wow. Just...wow. That right there is poetry. That right there is why I come to AoSHQ.

yep........... true AoSHQ right there

Posted by: Racefan at May 05, 2012 02:26 AM (8LPA7)

502 ====sometimes the personal posts do wear on you after a while. as much as I
am fond of the posters, and even think of some as friends, if you log
on to decompress and get tied into a really depressing series of
comments it gets really old really quickly.====
YUO'LL NEVEH BUHWEEV WHAH HAPPEH TUH MEH TUDAYH.

Posted by: Marlee Matlin at May 05, 2012 02:26 AM (5vhu+)

503
Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 02:25 AM (EnhSM)


If you do get another date with her, I had better hear that you had her meet you somewhere, blew her off, and texted her 4 hours late to tell her that you changed your mind.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 02:27 AM (X3lox)

504 Soooo, here are our genuine dissertation titles from Black Studies programs:

“‘So I Could Be Easeful’: Black Women’s Authoritative Knowledge on Childbirth” by Ruth Hayes.

“Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970s” by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who believes there was some kind of conspiracy in the federal government’s promotion of single family homes in black neighborhoods after the unrest of the 1960s.

Then something by La TaSha B. Levy. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, “Ms. Levy is interested in examining the long tradition of black Republicanism, especially the rightward ideological shift it took in the 1980s after the election of Ronald Reagan. Ms. Levy’s dissertation argues that conservatives like Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, John McWhorter, and others have ‘played one of the most-significant roles in the assault on the civil-rights legacy that benefited them.’”

Others bring Friday night drink recipes and music videos -- I bring upper outrage from the outer reaches of the upper intelligentsia!!!

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:27 AM (xqug+)

505 I liked Netflix better when you could write your own reviews of movies you watched. They got rid of that for some reason.
Posted by: navybrat at May 05, 2012 01:42 AM (1mfrI)
-----
Why wouldn't it surrise me to learn that a couple of good reviews for a Palin documentary changed Amazons policy?

Posted by: Jimmah at May 05, 2012 02:28 AM (UpwlP)

506 La TaSha B. Levy

ROFLMAO!

I can only imagine what the B stands for. Probably "Boris" or even "Borax".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 02:29 AM (X3lox)

507 will turn back crazy on a dime.
-----------------

I do worry about this. And I do know there are ways in which the Party of Stupid can, and probably will, act stupid.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:31 AM (xqug+)

508 I do worry about this. And I do know there are ways in which the Party of Stupid can, and probably will, act stupid.


Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:31 AM (xqug+)


The GOP showed us in 2010 and 2011 what they're going to do - even with a mandate to take actions and know that they are backed up to the hilt by the base. They chose to shit on the base at every opportunity.

We should all go into this with open eyes. The chances that America makes it are very, very, very slim.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 02:36 AM (X3lox)

509 Racefan, I missed that one. Poetry at 0230.

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2012 02:36 AM (RURIy)

510 Ms. Levy’s dissertation argues that conservatives like Thomas Sowell,
Clarence Thomas, John McWhorter, and others have ‘played one of the
most-significant roles in the assault on the civil-rights legacy that
benefited them.’”



Damn those House N***ers who betrayed the "civil-rights legacy" by leaving the Liberal Plantation.





Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 02:40 AM (MwTP4)

511 La TaSha and Keeanga-Yamahtta. Names soon to appear on ID badges at the Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Progressive Human Gatherer-Hunter Conference of Masturbating Navel Gazers.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:42 AM (xqug+)

512 The GOP showed us in 2010 and 2011 what they're going to do - even with a
mandate to take actions and know that they are backed up to the hilt by
the base. They chose to shit on the base at every opportunity.
--------------------

Ah yes, a hotly debated issue hereabouts which I won't step into except that I'm about to. Please ..... someone stop me......

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:44 AM (xqug+)

513 okay good I'm talking to myself now. Phew. I think I'll go.

Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:45 AM (xqug+)

514 *snicker* *chortle* *cough* *blow me* *cough*

Posted by: peanut gallery at May 05, 2012 02:49 AM (HNn1q)

515 Well, I'm off to bed. Tomorrow is pancakes for breakfast along with Supernatural and Community on Hulu. Fun fun fun.

Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 02:49 AM (EnhSM)

516 Ah yes, a hotly debated issue hereabouts which I won't step into except that I'm about to. Please ..... someone stop me......


Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:44 AM (xqug+)


What's to debate? They're cowards without sense or integrity. They only look like semi-normal humans in comparison to the slime that is the dems and their ineligible dog-eating retard.

I'm hoping for the best, but my bet is with the Constitutional Union of American States. We have gone beyond the critical density of leftists and America-haters in our population and I really don't think they can be stopped. They are for destruction, which is easy, requires no skill or intelligence and they have all the time in the world.

That's why I was saying that unless America totally rejects the dog-eater (and those who support him) then there is nothing to be saved. I find Wisconsin to be a nasty omen - the dems skip town, illegally, lie about all sorts of stuff, have insane protests and riots in the state capitol, have doctors smiling as they commit fraud in public ... and it's Scott Walker who is up for recall. That is not a functioning society, in any way.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 02:52 AM (X3lox)

517 I know what you mean and it's true in a sense that
if that many people think Obama deserves a second term we're pretty bad
off.


Posted by: the new, improved arhooley -- now with 10% more cynicism! at May 05, 2012 02:13 AM (xqug+)

====
There are two things going on that have absolutely nothing to do with reality --
1) the jackie robinson effect, and 2) the Redsox fan phenomena.
1) When Branch Rickey chose Jackie Robinson he picked a guy who could actually play. When we picked Obutsux we were not that wise. So now there are a whole host of folks that are terrified that we will hold it against the next guy -- it is forcing them to lie to themselves about a lot of stuff. Even if Robinson couldn't hit a curve ball, Mays still woulda been a hellavu player. They don't give us the credit for knowing that.

2) this one is not a race issue, and it applies to every election, no matter what. -- people often pick up their politics in the same way they pick up their favorite teams. Dad Grandpa raise them to be Redsox (or any other team in any other sport) fans. Cheering for another team is not possible for them -- doing so would be like pissing on Grandpa's grave.

We have about as much chance getting a lot of folks to change the way they vote as you would have getting them to stand up in front of all their multi-year, neighboring-seat, season-ticket-holding fiends in Fenway Park to cheer for the Yankees. (Doesn't have to be Boston, could be anywhere.) Once someone declares an allegiance to a team, most can't change that even if they want to.

If you can get an Auburn fan to cheer for Alabama, or a Browns fan to cheer for the Ravens -- then you can get hardcore Dems to vote Republican. The really weird part is a lot of them live more conservative lives than you -- but they vote like assholes cuz that is the way Grandpa taught them. And, somewhere along the line there was a valid reason -- might have been 1882, or 1906, or somewhere -- but some Republican way back when did something that pissed off somebody's Grandpa's Grandpa are we are still stuck with the consequences.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 02:55 AM (ufJKx)

518 I must say, I still think the 'tanning freak mother' is a fake story. Its gotta be a 'punked' inside joke with her friends and stuff. They are probably laughing their asses off at punking the media that badly.

Its gotta be 50/50 at least. I cannot accept that she got that way from tanning.. nor why or how she possibly could. She looks like a person in black-face. Tanning cannot do that, especially to a blond haired white person. I just cannot buy this story. Doesn't make sense

Posted by: Can of Raid, and truth teller at May 05, 2012 02:56 AM (7WDxS)

519 That tanning salon woman reminds me of Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer" singing "Mammy".

Posted by: TexasJew at May 05, 2012 02:58 AM (z8HSj)

520 We should all go into this with open eyes. The chances that America makes it are very, very, very slim.


Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 02:36 AM (X3lox)

===
For the last 5000 years all over planet earth the vast majority of people have been serfs, vassals, fellas, peasants, slaves of some kind. The most likely outcome will be to revert to the mean. Staying away from the mean will take a lot and we must do it.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 02:58 AM (ufJKx)

521 Also, I'm taking a trip to Denver with a swing through El Paso in a few weeks, so I'm pretty much guaranteed to get laid.
Posted by: Alex at May 05, 2012 02:17 AM (EnhSM)
They closed Boystown here ages ago.

Posted by: TexasJew at May 05, 2012 03:01 AM (z8HSj)

522 most of us have said shit on here over the years, that might not have been wrong...God knows most of us drink. i know that i have said Fuck You to a couple people. and will again at some point.

Posted by: Racefan at May 05, 2012 03:06 AM (8LPA7)

523 Staying away from the mean will take a lot and we must do it.


Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 02:58 AM (ufJKx)


Yep. It takes strength and courage. A lot. America has always been unique and much at odds with how they do things in the rest of the world - which is why we were the greatest nation that ever existed. That disappeared under the Indonesian. To get it back is much harder and requires more of a solid commitment than just maintaining it. Barky needs to be jailed, eventually, for the tens of un-Constitutional and illegal acts that he's perpetrated during his ineligible time in office. If not, then any claims at a Rule of Law, here, are a farce (as they are now).

I mean, we actually have it in the official record (and with the blessings of our shithead GOP) that empathy is a legitimate main qualification for a judge or justice. Now, that isn't just about America, that's about the destruction of over 3 millenia of history of Western jurisrudence.

Exodus 23:3 - neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause.

... unless that poor man is looking for a judgeship or SCOTUS position in America.

It is really sad.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 03:06 AM (X3lox)

524 Can't sleep. A few minutes ago I thought about posting something that
was only marginally funny...because of the really high standards here...so I deleted it. Yet that was still enough to
kill the ONT. Sorry.

Posted by: NC Ref at May 05, 2012 03:14 AM (/izg2)

525 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 03:06 AM (X3lox)


===


I cannot argue against any point you make -- but I have a suggestion for something to ponder --


Never argue the individual details -- just stick to the premise. They are the slavery party. Whatever they call themselves today is irrelevant. Their verbal gymnastics on any issue is irrelevant. They are pro-slavery and will say or do anything to advance the cause. Getting bogged down in their bullshit is frustrating, confusing, and counter-productive.

Stick to the premise -- slavery is wrong and any argument they advance is just a disguise and unworthy of the time you spend in a point-by-point debate.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:15 AM (ufJKx)

526 but the Mothers and Fathers of the kids defending our lives, i dont care what they say. i will listen and say thank you and pray for them to come home. Jane, please come back and let us know your Son is still safe and tell him the Morons love him.

Posted by: Racefan at May 05, 2012 03:16 AM (8LPA7)

527 Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:15 AM (ufJKx)


Thanks, jc. I shall ponder it.

Now, before I depress anyone too much, I'm going to call it a night.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2012 03:17 AM (X3lox)

528 Goodnight, The POP.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:19 AM (ufJKx)

529 Looks like I have the place to myself.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:29 AM (ufJKx)

530 Well, I ain't gonna clean up, or paint, and I damn sure ain't gonna wash the windows.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:33 AM (ufJKx)

531 529 Looks like I have the place to myself.
Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:29 AM (ufJKx)


All those other jerks have "social lives" and "families" and crap like that.

Bastards!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 03:35 AM (bxiXv)

532 Hey Dark Lord, how goes the writing?

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:39 AM (ufJKx)

533 OK, I am gonna rearrange the furniture, and I am throwing out that P.O.S. beanbag chair. Don't tell Ace it was me.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:40 AM (ufJKx)

534 532 Hey Dark Lord, how goes the writing?
Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:39 AM (ufJKx)


Slow. I got some good work done this week but I have some health and medical side effect problems that leave me with odd windows during which I actually have energy and can think clearly (or at least as clearly as I need to, it's not like I'm drooling and running into walls or anything... not much, anyway).

I just tell myself to do better every day.

How you?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 03:41 AM (bxiXv)

535 I am throwing out that P.O.S. beanbag chair. Don't tell Ace it was me.


Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:40 AM (ufJKx)

rattan egg chair FTW

Posted by: The Dude at May 05, 2012 03:42 AM (tw6Ar)

536 Music helps when I remember to stop and listen.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 03:42 AM (bxiXv)

537 How you?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 03:41 AM (bxiXv)

===
Got enough done at work this week to enter the weekend with my nostrils 1/2" above the pond scum. So that is good.
Still can't make myself write, but my thoughts are getting clearer about where I want to take the reader.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:47 AM (ufJKx)

538 Yeeessshhhh!! there are a lot of roaches under the beanbag chair. when was the last time anybody cleaned up in here? And the flapper valve on the toilet is leaking big time. And I can't find my damn ampersands.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:53 AM (ufJKx)

539 Still can't make myself write, but my thoughts are getting clearer about where I want to take the reader.
Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 03:47 AM (ufJKx)


For some reason I'm not aware of, people think it's not hard work.

It's ditch-digging. It's dirt farming. It's drudgery, but I still want to do it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 03:56 AM (bxiXv)

540 It's ditch-digging. It's dirt farming. It's drudgery, but I still want to do it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 03:56 AM (bxiXv)

==
One of the bitches for me is I write proposals all the time. Two nights ago it took me 6-7 hours to write two paragraphs to open a 15 page doc. After doing it for an employer, I just don't find a lot of willingness to do it for me.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:02 AM (ufJKx)

541 One of the bitches for me is I write proposals all the time. Two nights ago it took me 6-7 hours to write two paragraphs to open a 15 page doc. After doing it for an employer, I just don't find a lot of willingness to do it for me.
Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:02 AM (ufJKx)


Not everyone can make it work as "work." I think of it like Kurt Russel said about acting - you do the job.

He claimed working for Diseny early on made all the difference, it wasn't "high art," it was a job. You cranked it out. A lot of what you cranked out is crap, you keep the good stuff and do the bad stuff over.

Like a lot of writers, I have a problem writing crap. I don't want to do it. I sit and stare at the blank.

Trying to teach myself to just put down words, fix it later.

That's a *really* hard skill, it violated my instincts.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:05 AM (bxiXv)

542 The first draft is always crap.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:07 AM (bxiXv)

543 Good evening.

So, The Avengers?

In threeeeee deeeeeeee?

Short version, I enjoyed the shit out of this movie.
On top of that, I think the 3D came out pretty well. So, this makes the third movie I've actually enjoyed the 3D. Bonus!
I noticed this with Transformers 3, but the impressive thing about 3D isn't the 3D per se, it's the clarity of the image. It's much sharper. Or maybe it's the way the movie is shot. I can't explain it. I'm going to see this movie again in the next couple of weeks in 2D so I'll try to compare.
But did shit come out 3D? And the answer is...mostly. I learned that, apparently, 3D cameras are expensive and in short supply. Or at least expensive. Anyway, filmmakers don't use them for everything and, at least as was the case with Michael Bay and Transformers 3, they only get so much time with them (which is why I think they're in short supply). So yes, there are stretches that are basically very sharp 2D. But when the 3D is actually three dimensional it looks great. The climax looks fantastic. Lots of depth of field shots where the 3D really shines. Definitely made it worth the $12.25.
As for the movie itself, what can I say? It picks up after Thor and Captain America. Loki is the main villain along with the shapeshifting alien Skrulls. Except they're not called Skrulls since Marvel Studios doesn't have the rights to that name. They call them the Chitauri, which is a reference to the Mark Millar written The Ultimates, which was an alt-universe take on The Avengers. Bad guys need their asses kicked, Avengers show up and kick their ass.
Everyone reprises their roles save for Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk (Ed Norton got canned cause the producer, Kevin Feige, hates his ass). Gwyneth Paltrow even comes out for a few minutes. And I intend, now, to save myself for Scarlett Johansson.
And now I shall put on my wife beater, get sloshed and knock this movie around because I love it that much, baby.
I like Joss Whedon. Really, I think Joss Whedon is a talented writer and producer and he's made a bunch of great TV shows and written some great comics and I think he's all kinds of neat. Not a terribly great director. This movie works because all the work has been done. It's a fairly straight ahead action movie. It starts slow but keeps building and building until finally it ends in one orgasmic finale. Fuckin' A! But Whedon is largely a television guy. He's directed one other movie, Serenity, which was based on his show Firefly. (Loved Firefly. Never actually saw Serenity.) You can't help but watch the movie and get a kind of nagging feeling that you're watching episode one of a series. And that's kind of what the biggest flaw was. Take a director who is accustomed to working in serial formats and have him do a single, one-off, complete in of itself, movie. And he mostly succeeds. Mostly. And the actors, I think, just do what they've done before. Robert Downey, Jr. is going to do what Robert Downey, Jr. does. He knows the role, he's developed it, it's his. Same pretty much holds true for Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth as Captain America and Thor. The biggest surprise was Tom Hiddleston. He really went a long way towards making the Thor movie better than it should have been, but here it's almost a Tom Hiddleston impression of Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Where Branagh got a much more subtle performance from Hiddleston, Whedon lets him go well over the top. So where Whedon generally gets it right is in the script and in art direction but as a director of actors, as a director of big screen actors, he's got a long ways to go.
BUT, special props go to Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson. Mark Ruffalo, who is new to this role, for playing it low key and Scarlett Johansson for being so damn beautiful. And both of whom, I might add, are probably the runaway fan favorites of this movie. Hulk looks great and Ruffalo leaves you wanting more from his character and Johanssen's Natasha Romanov/Black Widow is...well, if it's one thing Joss Whedon knows how to do well it's writing female characters.
Overall, criticisms aside, I think this was a fantastic movie. It has been years in the making and it has been well worth the wait. I will say its flaws keep it from being better than the movies that lead into it, but it stands quite well alongside them.
Go see it. Go have fun. Go drool over Scarlett Johansson. It's a good movie and I think you might find yourselves enjoying it.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:09 AM (F79HU)

544 Block o'text.

Copy pasta'd from my email.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:10 AM (F79HU)

545 542
The first draft is always crap.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:07 AM (bxiXv)

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mine are. I win more than half of my proposals -- but the ones that I finish 3 days early and then go through every paragraph and remove every word that can be removed without changing the meaning of the paragraph win 95% or better. But it is a dull, dull, dull way to spend one's life. And the reward is I get more shit I have to do.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:11 AM (ufJKx)

546 Hey Roberto.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:13 AM (ufJKx)

547 ""Never argue the individual details -- just stick to the premise. They
are the slavery party. Whatever they call themselves today is
irrelevant. Their verbal gymnastics on any issue is irrelevant. They are
pro-slavery and will say or do anything to advance the cause. Getting
bogged down in their bullshit is frustrating, confusing, and
counter-productive.""


I like to call them the scumbag party.

I work on harleys besides the guitar shit. Over the winter I had some typical scumbag union type come into the shop where I work. One day this dude was shooting his mouth off, something along the lines of "well let those rich fucks open their wallets and blah blah blah". The kicker was this dude got money, and a few harleys. About a week later he comes back in, and eventually he starts asking me about my own bike. I said well I'm going to change a few things, and I'm going to order my first part with the extra $300 I stuck on your bill.

The dude gets huffy and says whadda you mean extra $300 blah blah.

I said well you are right, let the rich fucks open their wallets. By my math you have 3 harleys, I only have 1. You clearly have more money and toys than I do. I'm entitled to a nice bike, so you're gonna pay for what "I" want. Its only fair right? Right???

of course as a typical scumbag his reaction was typical scumbag.


Posted by: Berserker at May 05, 2012 04:13 AM (FMbng)

548 Block o'text.

Copy pasta'd from my email.


Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:10 AM (F79HU)


Thanks, the block of text served as an effective spoiler alert as I am going to see the flick next week and don't want to know the details.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:13 AM (MwTP4)

549 Never actually saw Serenity.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:09 AM (F79HU)


You *damned* fool.

I think it was a hybrid episode/movie, but leaning strongly toward movie. It didn't have the episode structure. It didn't have the feel, like it was just a stretched episode. It had a completeness to it, even with the implied "story continues" ending.

It was definitely an adventure, like a hero quest kind of adventure.

It wasn't like most of the Star Trek movies, that were just long episodes. The two-part episode for the big screen, if you will.

Man, now I have to watch Serenity again.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:16 AM (bxiXv)

550 of course as a typical scumbag his reaction was typical scumbag.

Posted by: Berserker at May 05, 2012 04:13 AM (FMbng)


===


any possibility he is part of the Redsox Fan Phenomena?

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:16 AM (ufJKx)

551 Howdy, JC!

Howdy CM!

Don't worry, I don't spoil nothin'.

I wanted to spoil my foot into some guy's asshole, though.

Dipshit was shining his cellphone around the auditorium like it was a flashlight. FOR THE WHOLE MOVIE!

WHAT THE FUCK, PEOPLE?!?!?!

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:17 AM (F79HU)

552 mine are. I win more than half of my proposals -- but the ones that I finish 3 days early and then go through every paragraph and remove every word that can be removed without changing the meaning of the paragraph win 95% or better. But it is a dull, dull, dull way to spend one's life. And the reward is I get more shit I have to do.
Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:11 AM (ufJKx)


I assume you get paid for it, so you're a half-step ahead of me for it.

I know it's different. The voice is different.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:18 AM (bxiXv)

553 Do you guys think the couch would look better over by the window. Against the wall there is looks like Oprah on all fours.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:18 AM (ufJKx)

554
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:16 AM (bxiXv)

It's pretty cheap on blu. I'll probably pick it up soon.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:18 AM (F79HU)

555 "I win more than half of my proposals "

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:11 AM (ufJKx)




What business are you in? I'm happy winning one out of five of my proposals.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:19 AM (MwTP4)

556 ""Do you guys think the couch would look better over by the window. Against the wall there is looks like Oprah on all fours.""


Easy solution then, burn the fucking couch.

Posted by: Berserker at May 05, 2012 04:21 AM (FMbng)

557 555
"I win more than half of my proposals "

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:11 AM (ufJKx)





What business are you in? I'm happy winning one out of five of my proposals.


Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:19 AM (MwTP4)

===
Engineering/Architecture/Construction

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:21 AM (ufJKx)

558 It's pretty cheap on blu. I'll probably pick it up soon.
Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:18 AM (F79HU)


I saw it in the theater like 12 times. I was helping promote it in the region, saw it with a few of the people involved. Fillion was eagle-eyeing the audience at some parts to gauge the reaction - at one point he snuck up under the screen to watch everyone.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:22 AM (bxiXv)

559 What are we talking about? Proposals and Oprah on all fours?

I'm a little...lost.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:22 AM (F79HU)

560 Moreso than usual.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:22 AM (F79HU)

561 559
What are we talking about? Proposals and Oprah on all fours?

I'm a little...lost.


Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:22 AM (F79HU)

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For awhile I was the only one here, so I threw out the fucking beanbag chair and started rearranging the furniture. Don't tell Ace.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:24 AM (ufJKx)

562 I've always wanted a beanbag chair.

Don't you do some kind of accounting work?

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:25 AM (F79HU)

563 http://ace.mu.nu

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at May 05, 2012 04:26 AM (oipCQ)

564 Engineering/Architecture/Construction


Holy Shit, I wish I had your batting average or lack of competitors.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:26 AM (MwTP4)

565 555
"I win more than half of my proposals "

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:11 AM (ufJKx)





What business are you in? I'm happy winning one out of five of my proposals.


Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:19 AM (MwTP4)

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What sort of proposals are you writing? Are they all QBS, or do you have to compete on price as well? My comment was strictly about QBS proposals.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:26 AM (ufJKx)

566 Oh, Saturday is Free Comic Book Day.

Go to your local shop. Chances are the owners are seconds away from sucking dick on the streets. Pick up an Archie along with the freebies they're giving out.

Pick up a Betty ampersand Veronica and decide who you'd want to screw more.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:28 AM (F79HU)

567 Man this is good music.

http://youtu.be/oDL9s5RY5b8

It's not metal.

I like downtempo music. Probably something to do with my chemically suppressed metabolism.

She's a ginger, too. Probably bottle-bred, but still.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:30 AM (bxiXv)

568 563 http://ace.mu.nu
Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at May 05, 2012 04:26 AM (oipCQ)


Wow, that looks like a great site, thanks for the link!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:31 AM (bxiXv)

569 How did I miss three comments? I've barely started drinking.






Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:22 AM (bxiXv)

12 times!!! Goodness.




Engineering/Architecture/Construction


Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:21 AM (ufJKx)

Oh, right, Cthulhu is the accountant.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:31 AM (F79HU)

570 http://ace.mu.nu

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at May 05, 2012 04:26 AM (oipCQ)

That's stupid. What kinda retards write for a blog like that?

Posted by: Robert ;) at May 05, 2012 04:33 AM (F79HU)

571 It's not metal.



Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:30 AM (bxiXv)
Nothing's perfect.
Ooohhhhh, sounds nice.

Posted by: Robert ;) at May 05, 2012 04:33 AM (F79HU)

572 What sort of proposals are you writing? Are they all
QBS, or do you have to compete on price as well? My comment was
strictly about QBS proposals.


Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:26 AM (ufJKx)


I'm an independent contractor, I bid on projects, WTH is QBS?

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:36 AM (MwTP4)

573 speaking o' gingers

http://tinyurl.com/7m3jvjy

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:36 AM (ufJKx)

574 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:22 AM (bxiXv)

12 times!!! Goodness.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:31 AM (F79HU)


We were practically dragging people off the street to see it during the promotion, to get the word out.

It was pretty frustrating to see the sales figures, it didn't do so well. It did break into profit on the DVD sales, though.

Nobody saw the TV show, and they couldn't get away from that at the theater.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:37 AM (bxiXv)

575 Who is that, JC?

Did I mention you'll want to lick Scarlett Johansson up and down after seeing The Avengers?

Up and down!

Posted by: Robert ;) at May 05, 2012 04:38 AM (F79HU)

576 We were practically dragging people off the street to see it during the promotion, to get the word out.



It was pretty frustrating to see the sales figures, it didn't do so well. It did break into profit on the DVD sales, though.



Nobody saw the TV show, and they couldn't get away from that at the theater.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:37 AM (bxiXv)

You needed to abduct their loved ones and hold them at knifepoint until your demands were met.
Works for the Palestinians.

Posted by: Robert ;) at May 05, 2012 04:39 AM (F79HU)

577 572
What sort of proposals are you writing? Are they all

QBS, or do you have to compete on price as well? My comment was

strictly about QBS proposals.




Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:26 AM (ufJKx)


I'm an independent contractor, I bid on projects, WTH is QBS?


Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:36 AM (MwTP4)

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Qualification Based Selection. Most the stuff I write is entirely QBS.

Price competition is sometimes added as a criteria. If selection is all or mostly price based, too high of a winning percentage is a bad thing. I don't want that and you probably don't either. You are probably doing the right things.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:41 AM (ufJKx)

578 This is the singer I was listening to:

http://tinyurl.com/blhulq8

Warning, large picture.

Erin Barton.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:41 AM (bxiXv)

579 Did I mention you'll want to lick Scarlett Johansson up and down after seeing The Avengers?

Up and down!


Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:38 AM (F79HU)


Like we didn't want to do that before seeing The Avengers.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:41 AM (MwTP4)

580 You needed to abduct their loved ones and hold them at knifepoint until your demands were met.
Works for the Palestinians.
Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:39 AM (F79HU)


I'll suggest that if they do another movie!

Given the sales on Avengers, Whedon just got a big boost for whatever he wants.

I just hope he remembers what he cut from Avengers, and not just what was in it. That's one of his problems.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:43 AM (bxiXv)

581 575
Who is that, JC?

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:38 AM (F79HU)

=====

Fay Masterson -- she was the hot ginger sister in "Man without a Face."

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:43 AM (ufJKx)

582 I wish I could give Ace a couple of million dollars. If I could, I would.

But I cannot.

I can barely pay my bills.

Hey, how about if someone buys some of my paintings. I'd be glad to uh SHARE THE WEALTH ooops I mean keep Ace in vodka and hoboes.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 05, 2012 04:45 AM (i0App)

583 564 Engineering/Architecture/Construction


Holy Shit, I wish I had your batting average or lack of competitors.
Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:26 AM (MwTP4)


Or centuries of success , reason, mathematical prognostication, longevity, naysayers proven to be utterly wrong, ...

Posted by: bergerbilder at May 05, 2012 04:46 AM (j+Izh)

584 Ace doesn't "buy" hobos exactly. Though he does have to spring for a license in some states.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:46 AM (ufJKx)

585 564 Engineering/Architecture/Construction





Holy Shit, I wish I had your batting average or lack of competitors.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:26 AM (MwTP4)



Or centuries of success , reason, mathematical prognostication, longevity, naysayers proven to be utterly wrong, ...

Posted by: bergerbilder at May 05, 2012 04:46 AM (j+Izh)


I cant compete with that. I've only been doing this for a couple of decades.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:50 AM (MwTP4)

586 Engineering/Architecture/Construction





Holy Shit, I wish I had your batting average or lack of competitors.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 04:26 AM (MwTP4)



Or centuries of success , reason, mathematical prognostication, longevity, naysayers proven to be utterly wrong, ...

Posted by: bergerbilder at May 05, 2012 04:46 AM (j+Izh)

====
I may look it, but I'm not that old.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:51 AM (ufJKx)

587 Fay Masterson -- she was the hot ginger sister in "Man without a Face."


Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 04:43 AM (ufJKx)

The Mel Gibson movie? Haven't seen that in years.



That's one of his problems.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 04:43 AM (bxiXv)

Well he did t least cut the Captain America "I fought for socialized medicince" speech.

Oh, after the climax there's a scroll of television news stuff. MSNBC all over, some CNN, no Fox News. Not that it's important I just thought it was funny.

Posted by: Robert ;) at May 05, 2012 04:52 AM (F79HU)

588 Via Insty.

Cherokee Nation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ojRQ15My7s

Posted by: Robert ;) at May 05, 2012 04:54 AM (F79HU)

589 Well he did t least cut the Captain America "I fought for socialized medicince" speech.

And he cut them from Avengers, but he keeps putting them *in*. It's like he forgets *why* he's making money, every time.

Oh, after the climax there's a scroll of television news stuff. MSNBC all over, some CNN, no Fox News. Not that it's important I just thought it was funny.
Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 04:52 AM (F79HU)


Surprise meter registers... zero? I even checked the batteries.

There was some movie a while back with fake Fox coverage intended to look like the real people, but acting all douchey or whatever. It wasn't a memorable film, apparently.

Anyway, Whedon tries to act like he's an intellectual deep thinker, but while a good writer and manager, he's still a Hollywood liberal who grew up in Hollywood film culture, with all the baggage that carries.

And the baggage shows up in cheap political shots like the quotes that were, thankfully, pulled.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:00 AM (bxiXv)

590 Holy crap.

I just found a 100 page script I wrote like 20 years ago.

I had no memory of this until now.

Bizarre.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:02 AM (bxiXv)

591
And the baggage shows up in cheap political shots like the quotes that were, thankfully, pulled.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:00 AM (bxiXv)

Marvel and Disney don't want to be courting controversey when they need the money and publicity. Marvel is full of raging leftist dickbags but someone, Kevin Feige I guess, probably got up his ass and said, "You want to fuck this up for us, Joss? We will fucking BURY YOU!"
Good on them. Guys like Whedon needs to know who their sugar daddies are.

Posted by: Robert ;) at May 05, 2012 05:04 AM (F79HU)

592
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:02 AM (bxiXv)

Any tits?

Posted by: Robert ;) at May 05, 2012 05:05 AM (F79HU)

593 Anyway, Whedon tries to act like he's an
intellectual deep thinker, but while a good writer and manager, he's
still a Hollywood liberal who grew up in Hollywood film culture, with
all the baggage that carries.



And the baggage shows up in cheap political shots like the quotes that were, thankfully, pulled.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:00 AM (bxiXv)
====
This is exactly why I refuse to give any of these fuckers $1 of my money. They may be rich, but they are not going to be that way cuz of me. Fuck 'em. They are just boredom workers. I can cure my own damn boredom.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:06 AM (ufJKx)

594 Any tits?
Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:05 AM (F79HU)


Several, but all covered so far.

Boy, when I was young, I wrote like a young person.

It's funny in a kind of tries-too-hard way, but nothing like I'd write now. Some of these people are total douchebags.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:07 AM (bxiXv)

595 >>>There was some movie a while back with fake Fox coverage intended to
look like the real people, but acting all douchey or whatever.



Is it really much of a stretch to make the media, Fox included, look douchey.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 05:07 AM (MwTP4)

596 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:02 AM (bxiXv)

Any tits?


Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:05 AM (F79HU)

====
and ass? what about ass?

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:07 AM (ufJKx)

597 Everyone in it has an ass, and some of them are one.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:09 AM (bxiXv)

598 Can't ever have enough ass.






Boy, when I was young, I wrote like a young person.



Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:07 AM (bxiXv)

How old are you? You've probably said but I'm hopped up on Avengers, Scarlett Johanssen and some kind of Cabernet/shiraz mix.
I'm 31 going on 17.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:10 AM (F79HU)

599 31.

What the fuck happened to my life?

It was supposed to be better than this.

I need a drink.

Oh ho, what have we got here?!?

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:11 AM (F79HU)

600 How old are you? You've probably said but I'm hopped up on Avengers, Scarlett Johanssen and some kind of Cabernet/shiraz mix.
I'm 31 going on 17.
Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:10 AM (F79HU)


Older than you.

When I say, "What the fuck happened to my life," it has *weight*. And pathos. Or ethos. Dammit, which is the one where you get away with crap because you're older than someone? Probably "horsepuckey."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:15 AM (bxiXv)

601
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:15 AM (bxiXv)

You're a vampire who's 653 years old.
Close?
Do you glitter?

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:17 AM (F79HU)

602 Dark Lord, I stole the idea for the imagery from some standup comic that I don't remember -- but it would make a good sight gag.

Couple in a room somewhere having a typical couple sorta light argument where it is obviously real important to her to win. She eventually uses the international jackoff gesture to something he sez and then turns her back to do something. While her back is turned, he returns a gesture, but this one is two fingers down in the female fap position. Sorta the invention of the international jilloff gesture.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:17 AM (ufJKx)

603 Ethos I think is like ethics.

Pathos...ya know, I gotta look it up.

Later though. Drinking now.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:18 AM (F79HU)

604 31.

What the fuck happened to my life?

It was supposed to be better than this.

I need a drink.

Oh ho, what have we got here?!?


Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:11 AM (F79HU)


If you are 31 and wondering what happened with your life, you're either immature or have recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 05:18 AM (MwTP4)

605 You're a vampire who's 653 years old.
Close?
Do you glitter?
Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:17 AM (F79HU)


It's an even number, and no, I don't glitter. Or glow, anymore.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:19 AM (bxiXv)

606 599
31. What the fuck happened to my life? It was supposed to be better than this.



Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:11 AM (F79HU)

===
I spent my whole life 10 years behind. When I was 26 I would have made a great 16 yo, 31-21, 45-35, etc. Bet it is a pretty common theme.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:20 AM (ufJKx)

607 Pathos means an artistic expression of pity according to Merriam Webster.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:20 AM (F79HU)

608 While her back is turned, he returns a gesture, but this one is two fingers down in the female fap position. Sorta the invention of the international jilloff gesture.
Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:17 AM (ufJKx)


I don't think they ever did that, but for some reason it sounds vaguely Red Dwarf-ish.

Quick, get it on video and put it on YouTube before you see it in a movie!

I am *forever* writing down a story idea and then months later hearing someone is making a movie about it. Drives me bonkers.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:21 AM (bxiXv)

609 It's an even number, and no, I don't glitter. Or glow, anymore.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:19 AM (bxiXv)

652. Say hi to the creature from the black lagoon for me.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:22 AM (F79HU)

610
I am *forever* writing down a story idea and then months later hearing someone is making a movie about it. Drives me bonkers.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:21 AM (bxiXv)

===
I almost never have story ideas, but little snippets and sight gags come to me a lot.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:23 AM (ufJKx)

611 recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness.


Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 05:18 AM (MwTP4)

In 2008 I was diagnosed with a malignant case of Obamitis. Caught a break in 2010 and I'm hoping the sickness is cured by year's end.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:24 AM (F79HU)

612 Bet it is a pretty common theme.


Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:20 AM (ufJKx)

Reminds me of something I saw posted on the Book of Faces. Everyone around me is an adult while I am merely in disguise.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:26 AM (F79HU)

613 652. Say hi to the creature from the black lagoon for me.
Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:22 AM (F79HU)


Dude's dead. Traffic accident. Tragic.

Nice guy, not at all like in the films. Bit of a perfectionist. Self-conscious, I think.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:27 AM (bxiXv)

614 I almost never have story ideas, but little snippets and sight gags come to me a lot.
Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:23 AM (ufJKx)


I have new ones every day. It will take longer than I thought to edit my first novel, which is (roughly) finished. Started on 2 and 3 already, and lots of short stories, a few finished but still need editing.

Have summarized hundreds of ideas / outlines.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:29 AM (bxiXv)

615 Have summarized hundreds of ideas / outlines.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:29 AM (bxiXv)

===
Is there a non-public venue where I could run an idea by you?

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:30 AM (ufJKx)

616 In 2008 I was diagnosed with a malignant case of
Obamitis. Caught a break in 2010 and I'm hoping the sickness is cured by
year's end.


Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:24 AM (F79HU)


If 2012 brings an renewed outbreak of a more virulent strain of Obamitis we are all doomed.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 05:33 AM (MwTP4)

617 Is there a non-public venue where I could run an idea by you?
Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:30 AM (ufJKx)


Do you have an account on NaNoWriMo?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:34 AM (bxiXv)

618 Do you have an account on NaNoWriMo?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:34 AM (bxiXv)

===
nope. never even heard of it.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:35 AM (ufJKx)

619 nope. never even heard of it.
Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:35 AM (ufJKx)


National Novel Writing Month. In November, appropriately enough. Website is up year-round. They have messages. First word of my nickname here.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:37 AM (bxiXv)

620 It doesn't cost anything.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:37 AM (bxiXv)

621 And I need to sleep soon. Wasted my productive writing hours on nostalgia, digging through old stuff.

Medicine is kicking in.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:38 AM (bxiXv)

622 Goodnight Dark Lord. It can wait.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:40 AM (ufJKx)

623 If you set up a free account at NaNoWriMo you can send me a message there. They don't require a blood sample or anything.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:41 AM (bxiXv)

624 There's also this thing called email. Pretty handy.

Good for getting porn links from friends.

*Cough*

Ya know what, that box of wine speaks lies. It wasn't the equivalent of four bottles. Close, but not quite.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:50 AM (F79HU)

625 Wait, what happened to the last half hour?

Dammit!

I was just ordering a giftcard for Mom's Day. I couldn't have been away that long!

Curse you, interwebz!

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:52 AM (F79HU)

626 624 There's also this thing called email. Pretty handy.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 05:50 AM (F79HU)


Also not something I post on forums. Do too much business with them.

I shouldn't even post the NNWM thing, but what the heck.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:55 AM (bxiXv)

627 623
If you set up a free account at NaNoWriMo you can send me a message there. They don't require a blood sample or anything.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 05, 2012 05:41 AM (bxiXv)

===
OK I gave it a try. send a test note your way.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 05:58 AM (ufJKx)

628 Also good to keep an alternate. Yes, scumbags are out there, so an alternate address registered under Susie Rottencrotch helps a great deal.

Cause, ya know, John Doe is so flippin' generic.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 06:00 AM (F79HU)

629 NaNoWriMo sounds like a Japanese loli-centric anime.

Actually, it might very well be.

NaNo WriMo, a precocious junior high school student with the region's largest collection of hentai filth and an obsession with lacey thong panties.

Because, in Japan, it's totally cool to lust after the junior high set.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 06:03 AM (F79HU)

630 So, Robert didya see the Redsox Fan Phenomena upthread?

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 06:09 AM (ufJKx)

631 Whoba doba whatsis?

Redda phemowha?

ctrl f....ctrl f...redda some such...


Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 06:18 AM (F79HU)

632 Post 517, it's a pet theory I am working on.


Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 06:24 AM (ufJKx)

633 There are two things going on that have absolutely nothing to do with reality --
1) the jackie robinson effect, and 2) the Redsox fan phenomena.
1)
When Branch Rickey chose Jackie Robinson he picked a guy who could
actually play. When we picked Obutsux we were not that wise. So now
there are a whole host of folks that are terrified that we will hold it
against the next guy -- it is forcing them to lie to themselves about a
lot of stuff. Even if Robinson couldn't hit a curve ball, Mays still
woulda been a hellavu player. They don't give us the credit for knowing
that.

2) this one is not a race issue, and it applies to every
election, no matter what. -- people often pick up their politics in the
same way they pick up their favorite teams. Dad Grandpa raise them to
be Redsox (or any other team in any other sport) fans. Cheering for
another team is not possible for them -- doing so would be like pissing
on Grandpa's grave.

We have about as much chance getting a lot
of folks to change the way they vote as you would have getting them to
stand up in front of all their multi-year, neighboring-seat,
season-ticket-holding fiends in Fenway Park to cheer for the Yankees.
(Doesn't have to be Boston, could be anywhere.) Once someone declares an
allegiance to a team, most can't change that even if they want to.

If
you can get an Auburn fan to cheer for Alabama, or a Browns fan to
cheer for the Ravens -- then you can get hardcore Dems to vote
Republican. The really weird part is a lot of them live more
conservative lives than you -- but they vote like assholes cuz that is
the way Grandpa taught them. And, somewhere along the line there was a
valid reason -- might have been 1882, or 1906, or somewhere -- but some
Republican way back when did something that pissed off somebody's
Grandpa's Grandpa are we are still stuck with the consequences.


Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 02:55 AM (ufJKx)

Ya know, I like to say something similar. People pick their team and just go along with whatever their team says and does. It's easier to choose blind loyalty over critical thought. People pick their allegiances for some dumb reason, no need to question it as long as things are going well.
I used to be a liberal Democrat because that's what my mother is/was/still trying to brainwash her into switching sides. Then I got my own ideas, had a few assumptions challenged and started shopping around. Now I'm a wild eyed libertarian that wants to see the Democrat Party burned to the fucking ground.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 06:34 AM (F79HU)

634 This is pretty amusing.

Volt review from NRO.

http://tinyurl.com/7wzau23

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 06:35 AM (F79HU)

635 I don't think I'm getting sleepy any time soon.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 06:38 AM (F79HU)

636 Two big ass glasses of wine and nuthin'.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 06:38 AM (F79HU)

637 Another Misty Morning..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozf6UbTqQRA

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at May 05, 2012 06:40 AM (HNn1q)

638 Now I'm a wild eyed libertarian that wants to see the Democrat Party burned to the fucking ground.


Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 06:34 AM (F79HU)

===
The big thing for me was when I realized that we are always stuck on the wrong subject. No matter what, the subject is money. The translation of "It's not about the money" into english is: "it's about the money."
Money is just a proxy for our time. If we could get the subject to be about time, there is no way the liberalism can survive because the slavery aspects of it become very, very clear.
The worst part is we are always working on solutions to problems we don't understand. We need to change the focus to the correct subject.
One example -- you sell your time when you go to your job. When does a welfare recipient have to give up their time? They claim ownership to 100% of their time, and some of yours. The slavery party calls that "fair" -- in part because they are deluding themselves into believing the correct topic is money -- not time.
The reason they are fucking up on health care so badly is because they are trying to address a time problem as a money problem. -- The list of ways they are blowing it cuz of this basic mistake is very long.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 06:42 AM (ufJKx)

639 Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 06:42 AM (ufJKx)


To bastardize a trite phrase "its the morality stupid" until we restore a sense of shame, or a stigma to the freeloaders we will continue in this societal death spiral.


There was some archaic text that said something to the effect of: THOU SHALT NOT STEAL.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 06:57 AM (MwTP4)

640 There was some archaic text that said something to the effect of: THOU SHALT NOT STEAL.


Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 06:57 AM (MwTP4)

===
Yep. And when you look at it as time rather than money, it becomes clear the line between stealing and slavery is pretty blurry. You spend 3 years saving enough to get a car. Car is stolen. Did you lose money? Sure, but you can get more money. Did you lose 3 years? Yep. How are you supposed to replace that time?

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 07:04 AM (ufJKx)

641 Time is a limited resource. Sure, it's found all over the universe but for human beings it's a thing in short supply.

Do we look to extend our lives because of a fear of death or because we desire more time?

Damn, that's a good philosophical question.

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 07:04 AM (F79HU)

642 It's 6AM. Maybe now is a good time for breakfast?

Almost certainly.

I'm out.

Good night, JC!

Good night, CM!

Good morning, Vic!

Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 07:06 AM (F79HU)

643 The Amazon store has no Val U Rite??

You should add items related to the AOS approved lifestyle. Hobo stabbing knives? Maybe a few wife beaters? Amazon has everything.

Posted by: Sped at May 05, 2012 07:08 AM (u1bVw)

644 641
Time is a limited resource. Sure, it's found all over the universe but for human beings it's a thing in short supply.

Do we look to extend our lives because of a fear of death or because we desire more time?

Damn, that's a good philosophical question.


Posted by: Robert at May 05, 2012 07:04 AM (F79HU)

===
I am sure that different people fear death for different reasons, but isn't the most obvious one because it marks the end of our time?

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 07:08 AM (ufJKx)

645 Suppose we were to look at all of our political questions using the dependent variable of Time rather than money. How many things would be different?

First, could there even be a concept of Government Time similar to the concept of Government Money? Or, would it be more obvious to more people that Government is not actually alive so the Time it has must have been taken from somebody?

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 07:18 AM (ufJKx)

646 If our political questions were asked in terms of Time instead of terms of money, would people expect their congressman to identify who's hours were owed in trillion dollar deficits. Would you get a letter from your congressman each year that reads something like:

"Mr. Jones, this year's deficits are based on the confiscation of 1 year, 7 months of your life. Please report to Camden NJ next thursday to begin your payment." ??

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 07:28 AM (ufJKx)

647 In this context time is money. As Lincoln said "It may seem strange that any man should dare to ask a just God's
assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces." Today we call it welfare or better yet entitlements.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 07:33 AM (MwTP4)

648 OK, so this stuff is not going to happen. What will happen instead? The currency will be destroyed by the complete invalidation of the concept that there is actually enough productive time available to back it up. So, everyone that was responsible for themselves and saved money for their retirement will end up being played for a sucker. It is a form of slavery after the fact.

Simple concept -- which type of slave will produce more: a) the person that knows they are a slave the whole time, or b) the person who thinks they are earning for themselves, and when they have accumulated a suitable amount, then what they have saved is confiscated? Anybody really believe slave a) will outproduce slave b) ?? Me neither. Notice how easy it is to do the confiscation by taking over the government and spending on your friends until the currency implodes. Slavery by case b) without having to wait.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 07:38 AM (ufJKx)

649 Live theater is much better than stories in a book!

Posted by: stuff Lincoln said chapter one sentance one at May 05, 2012 07:40 AM (HNn1q)

650 Live theater is much better than stories in a book!


Posted by: stuff Lincoln said chapter one sentance one at May 05, 2012 07:40 AM (HNn1q)


Just dont let it go to your head Abe.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 07:43 AM (MwTP4)

651 Today we call it welfare or better yet entitlements.


Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 07:33 AM (MwTP4)

===
yeah. cuz some are born entitled to the lives of other people.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 07:44 AM (ufJKx)

652 >>>What will happen instead? The currency will be destroyed by the complete
invalidation of the concept that there is actually enough productive
time available to back it up. So, everyone that was responsible for
themselves and saved money for their retirement will end up being played
for a sucker.



This is already happening. Inflation, the devaluing of the dollar, zero interest rates. You'd better be rich or a welfare parasite. Goodbye middle-class, hello Third World.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 07:48 AM (MwTP4)

653 The time argument/exemplar is very revealing. It is another example of the misdirection of the liberal magician. Almost all legislation and regulation is not directed towards solving the underlying problem, but rather to applying an "apparent" fix to a problem that has been reformulated so as to benefit a class, not society at large.

The simplest example I could think of was the old tax day statement where, for the few os us that worked and paid taxes, we were told that by May (approximately), we had finished our "involuntary servitude" to the state by earning enough to pay our income taxes. I was always surprised that that did not get more traction and outrage.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 05, 2012 07:49 AM (i3+c5)

654 Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 07:48 AM (MwTP4)


Guess it is a good thing I learned to build mud huts.

Posted by: Barky's Half-Brother at May 05, 2012 07:51 AM (i3+c5)

655 This is already happening. Inflation, the devaluing
of the dollar, zero interest rates. You'd better be rich or a welfare
parasite. Goodbye middle-class, hello Third World.


Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 07:48 AM (MwTP4)

===
agreed completely. Compare the price of gas to the dollar and then compare the price of gas to other commodities such as gold, etc. We are not witnessing price rises due to shortages. We are witnessing the destruction of our currency.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 07:51 AM (ufJKx)

656 James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in the considerable difficulties faced by Indian tribes.

Take a hint buddy

Posted by: Joe Jackson at May 05, 2012 07:57 AM (e8kgV)

657 Cinco Pinata!! Winner takes all.

The Guardian

US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations
special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya. The
self promoting correspondent on indigenous peoples urges government to
act to combat 'racial discrimination' felt by Native Americans. Anaya
said he had received "exemplary cooperation" from the Obama
administration but he declined to speculate on why no members of
Congress would meet him.
--
Try this on for size: send back the UN members from whence they came.

Give back Alaska to the Russians, er, to the Inuit. Give back Hawaii to the Chinese and Japanese, er, the Calvin Missionaries, er, the Native Polynesians. Give back the US to the Native American Tribes. What? Reminiscent of Hitler usurping all German speaking territories as Deutschland, regardless. Funny propaganda piece from the English spawning such a "report" as if EU Dictate given the British Empire's colonial global usurpation record, murdering all the German pioneers in Africa to confiscate "ownership" through military interventionism, murdering any natives that got in their way in Ireland, India, China, Africa, Arabia. Loads of allies those top dog British accumulated over the centuries. This qualifies as a self loathing twisted British antipathy for their own mixed blood, as if they'd force out the Saxons for having imposed immigration too far West once upon a time. Next, expect all "white" people exterminated, no longer welcome in the Caucasus where the communist myth would pinpoint every "white" origination, certainly no longer welcome in Africa where Darwinians say we all originated. As if every white person could fit into Scandinavia. Just in time for NATO in Chicago, Chicago.


Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 07:57 AM (lpWVn)

658 Once we get those Death Panels Independent Advisory Panels working, there'll be a lot less complaining from people that worked and saved for their retirement years.

Posted by: C Sunstein at May 05, 2012 07:59 AM (i3+c5)

659 Once we get those Death Panels Independent
Advisory Panels working, there'll be a lot less complaining from people
that worked and saved for their retirement years.


Posted by: C Sunstein at May 05, 2012 07:59 AM (i3+c5)

==
Coincidence? No.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 08:00 AM (ufJKx)

660 James Anaya hates immigrants.

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:01 AM (lpWVn)

661 >>>US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations

special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya



So how many acres are going to Elizabeth Warren?

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 08:08 AM (MwTP4)

662 So how many acres are going to Elizabeth Warren?


Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 08:08 AM (MwTP4)

===
1/32 of what she claims.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 08:09 AM (ufJKx)

663 And is a rapporteur something like a raconteur? Or not.

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 08:12 AM (MwTP4)

664 rapporteur

French rapper

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:14 AM (lpWVn)

665 Rapporteur, French for "It will end badly."

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2012 08:15 AM (wlURR)

666 rapporteur

French rapper


Puef Daddy

Posted by: DaveA at May 05, 2012 08:16 AM (ZYrSB)

667 Any war: French for "It will end badly."

Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 08:18 AM (MwTP4)

668 661 >>>US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations

special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya



So how many acres are going to Elizabeth Warren?
Posted by: cm9000 at May 05, 2012 08:08 AM (MwTP4)


1/32nd.

Posted by: CoolCzech at May 05, 2012 08:18 AM (niZvt)

669 Gotcha CC. See 662. Minds that think alike.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 08:24 AM (ufJKx)

670 Later Kids. Gotta Go. CYA.

Posted by: jc at May 05, 2012 08:25 AM (ufJKx)

671 667 name a French flick that doesn't end badly.

Posted by: Funf de Mayo at May 05, 2012 08:29 AM (lpWVn)

672 Is this going to be today's ONT?

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Posted by: pipe fittings at May 06, 2012 08:13 AM (FHlSQ)

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Posted by: The Family Corleone ePub at May 07, 2012 07:50 AM (Wo9Nq)

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Posted by: The Road to Grace iBooks at May 07, 2012 08:23 AM (AOs45)

677 I remember picking up Salem's Lot back in 1975, and finding it the scariest thing I'd ever read. It's not only that it's vampires, it's the personal thing. Here's this Peyton Place-like town, and you get to know the people, like some, despise others. Then they start dying, and coming back. It's not some classy Transylvanian count at your door, no. It's your own wife, whose funeral you just attended, and now here she is, floating outside your second-story bedroom window, hissing, "Let me in . . ."

Aside from that, Different Seasons (all four stories) is one of his finest; and The Dead Zone (never mind that Christopher Walken movie -- though the Anthony Michael Hall TV series was well done) stands with the best SF about psi powers; and Pet Sematary, well, you'll look at your house cat very differently after you read that. And The Green Mile will grab you for sure.

I haven't read 11/22/63.

As for his politics, remember that he's an early Baby Boomer, and would have been caught up in the anti-Vietnam War protests and things in college. Ignore that and enjoy his best storytelling.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 07, 2012 10:24 AM (exvgC)

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The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat