Overnight Open Thread

Welcome to the ONT party at the weekend's end. Only 6 shopping days left before Christmas and don't forget about the open-all-night-including-xmas-eve Rite Aid.

Love on the Rocks: The Decline of Marriage

We're not getting hitched like we used to:

Earlier this week it was reported that the number of married people in the U.S. has nosedived--from 72% of the adult population in 1960 to just over half (51%) today.
And Pam from GoRetro gives some reasons for why young people are forgoing getting married unlike their parents and previous generations.

Fundamentally it's because women no longer need to get married for financial reasons and guys no longer need a wedding to get access to regular sex (as all predicted in Logan's Run). As Insty likes to point out we've gradually taken away many of the social benefits of being a married couple and only added to the burdens (particularly for men).

But Pam does identify one recent development that's a typical example of the extra costs and burden that marriage has these days - the 'expected' expensive super-wedding:

Weddings used to be simpler and more affordable--a church ceremony followed by a reception at the local VFW, restaurant or country club. During the 80s and 90s, around the time people started buying McMansions and charging everything to their credit cards with abandon, we started to see wedding celebrations get bigger and more lavish.
Now I imagine the number of couples choosing to keep living together rather than getting married over the cost of a wedding is a relatively low percentage, but still when you relentlessly shift the cost/benefit ratio of marriage towards the cost side, it's not really surprising that people would alter their behavior accordingly.

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Jonah Goldberg on The Editorial
National Review in an editorial officially declined to endorse Gingrich which many take to be a de facto endorsement of Romeny. So needless to say base outrage has gone to 11. Jonah Goldberg responds and points out that NR endorsements have far less impact that many anti-GOP establishment conservatives like to imagine.

Now on to some of the unfair, hyperbolic and just plain weird charges.
First of all, what is with this complaint that we are trying to dictate who people vote for? I dont get it. We are, as always, an opinion magazine sharing our opinion. It is not binding.
Under William F. Buckley National Review made many questionable endorsements a point he would happily concede. NR endorsed no one in 1960 neither Nixon nor Goldwater. There were heated arguments on every side of that decision. In 1968 the magazine endorsed a much more liberal Nixon (to the considerable dismay of Bill Rusher). In 1971, National Review suspended support for Richard Nixon. In 1972 we endorsed the great John Ashbrook for president. In 1973 we essentially endorsed Spiro Agnew for president, even as George Will was savaging him in the same magazine, indeed, the same issue (largely prompting Stan Evans to quit the magazine, I believe). In 1980, WFB kept the magazine from endorsing Reagan (Bill loved the Gipper but had grave concerns about his age). We endorsed Mitt Romney in 2008, for many of the same reasons some of our biggest detractors today did to stop John McCain.
IMO a lot of conservatives get themselves all wrapped around the axle over which candidate to support based on internecine differences and concerns which turn out to be mostly inconsequential in retrospect. Looking at their endorsements NR is not immune from this either.

Diet Pepsi Celebrating 9/11?
Snopes says it's a "mixture" but they get unreliable whenever it comes to anything political or controversial. But to me it seems like a pretty generic cityscape so probably not. On the other hand most bottlers are locally owned and independent of Pepsico so it's possible they could have tweaked the design a bit.

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OnLive Gaming?
So Bryan Preston is giving the cloud-based OnLive gaming system two thumbs up and I'm intrigued. It's a small box you buy for about $100 that can play most available console games over the internet. The reviews all seem good and it's quite portable and doesn't have the hassle of discs. Anyone have any experience with it?

Jingle Barks

Austria's Christmas Parades
Also feature Krampus, a demon who works with St. Nicholas and comes and takes away the naughty kids. Good cop/bad cop has been around for a long, long time.

Ms. Hannah Minx's JWOW
She talks about her hana.

Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings
Top 10 commenters:
1 [691 comments] 'Joffen' [96.99 posts/day]
2 [505 comments] 'Vic'
3 [487 comments] 'Tammy al' Thor'
4 [428 comments] 'AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) says 'No' to RINO Romney'
5 [333 comments] 'chemjeff'
6 [323 comments] 'tasker'
7 [296 comments] 'soothsayer'
8 [282 comments] 'willow'
9 [277 comments] 'ace'
10 [260 comments] 'Niedermeyer's Dead Horse'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [50 names] 'kbdabear' [7.02 unique names/day]
2 [44 names] 'garrett'
3 [36 names] 'asoqeg'
4 [32 names] '18-1'
5 [30 names] 'al-Cicero, Tea Party Jihadist'
6 [29 names] 'Billy Bob, the 1%'
7 [28 names] 'tasker'
8 [26 names] 'fluffy'
9 [25 names] 'toby928▒'
10 [25 names] 'andycanuck'

The group. Yeah.

Tonight's post brought to you by MAD 2011:

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Comments

1 Hey nice set of errr dogs

Posted by: nevergiveup at December 18, 2011 09:15 PM (eCnLg)

2
Great Tebowing pics in the sidebar.

Posted by: Mike at December 18, 2011 09:17 PM (0hdwM)

3 That Mad cover is vaguely disturbing.

Posted by: toby928 at December 18, 2011 09:18 PM (GTbGH)

4 urp

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 09:18 PM (R1+VK)

5 Hannah also means, "Really, really BIG Boobies... "

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:20 PM (niZvt)

6 Marriage is like a military uniform: the more expensive and outrageous it is, the more likely it's cloaking a bunch of losers.

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 09:20 PM (+1TUS)

7
That Mad cover is vaguely disturbing.
Posted by: toby928 at December 18, 2011 09:18 PM (GTbGH)

"vaguely disturbing"? Shit that's damn near nightmare level

Posted by: nevergiveup at December 18, 2011 09:21 PM (eCnLg)

8 Feminism is killing marriage. I expect the feminists' next step will be to try to make it mandatory.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 18, 2011 09:22 PM (rCEvh)

9 The reviews all seem good and it's quite portable and doesn't have the hassle of discs. Anyone have any experience with it?
No experience with it. But I have seen a review that was fairly favorable, and apparently you can now play them on Droid devices as well. It seems like they do have a lot of the popular current games too.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 09:23 PM (GULKT)

10 I'm trying to remember if one single magazine or newspaper endorsement ever swayed my vote . . . . . . . nope.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 09:23 PM (7yvLv)

11 Heh, the Wierd Al version has him swimming towards a donut.

Posted by: ErikW at December 18, 2011 09:23 PM (JtI5t)

12 I love going to Italian weddings... all the food, delicious!

Maybe it's time divorcing couples throw Italian divorces, complete with a reception, the weeping ex-bride, the ex-bride's father coming out to call the ex-groom a Son of a Bitch, and then the Other Woman popping out of the giant tiramisu to do a striptease!

Yes... I think I could enjoy that...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:23 PM (niZvt)

13 We went to the Justice of the Peace for our wedding. Had the marriage blessed a few years later. My father thanks us for that to this day. He said he is glad we focused on the marriage and not the wedding. (and he didn't have to fork out the dough)

Posted by: no good deed at December 18, 2011 09:23 PM (mjR67)

14 Ms Hannah looking like she is smuggling a couple of bald midgets.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 18, 2011 09:23 PM (uuOfy)

15 So, Jonah, what good is NR then?

You say it is not important and not good at picking winners.

I bet many Conservatives read NR to learn what the opposition (including Democrats) is up to.

And to watch commenters rip it a new one.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 09:24 PM (R1+VK)

16 Looking over the GoRetro site, I see she lists The Ref as a favorite holiday movie. The woman has good taste.

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 09:24 PM (+1TUS)

17 I like the Dutch version better: Santa brings half a dozen black men to your house, and if you've been bad they stuff you in a sack and beat the crap out of you. None of that "lump of coal" crap: if you don't behave, the goddamned New Black Panthers will get you.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 18, 2011 09:25 PM (rCEvh)

18 9 [277 comments] 'ace'

Always a feisty week when the head Ewok breaks the top ten.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 18, 2011 09:25 PM (EVsi9)

19 Is Goldberg saying that National Review has never been worth reading on the topic of Executive-level politics?

I mean, good God. Goldberg actually goes further than I would on the topic of Nixon in 1972. As history has shown, Nixon really had gone seriously weird as of that year. So that's a point for NR 1972 in my ledger.

Posted by: Zimriel at December 18, 2011 09:25 PM (6GvAC)

20 10 Movie reviews don't influence my viewing habits either. Not even, Ace's.

Posted by: no good deed at December 18, 2011 09:25 PM (mjR67)

21 Mark Steyn had some interesting things to say about Newt.

Newt is bad fucking news.

Posted by: Mr. Wonderful at December 18, 2011 09:26 PM (sFhEw)

22 I'd love to see Hannah's twins Teebowing, one over the other... anyone know how to say that in Japanese??

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:26 PM (niZvt)

23 I have offered my only daughter a substantial sum of money (well, at least by our standards) to "elope" when the time comes. I'm even willing to throw in a decent reception later.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 09:27 PM (7yvLv)

24 Season 2 of Downton Abbey starts January 8.

If the Walking Dead let you down, Downton Abbey won't.

Posted by: President Chet Roosevelt at December 18, 2011 09:27 PM (6i3vq)

25 um, ms. hannah is distracting me from the foozball. good dear sweet lord. i gotta lie down...

Posted by: whiskey tango at December 18, 2011 09:27 PM (JvP2I)

26 21 Mark Steyn had some interesting things to say about Newt.

Newt is bad fucking news.
Posted by: Mr. Wonderful at December 18, 2011 09:26 PM (sFhEw)

Alas, he says the same thing about Romney, pretty much.

Maybe Hannah can tell us Japanese for "boned"?

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:27 PM (niZvt)

27 Yeah, the Pepsi can struck me as a coincidence or non-issue thing.

And I'm aching to become tired of Miss Hannah Minx's shit.

Posted by: Truman North at December 18, 2011 09:28 PM (I2LwF)

28 Alas, he says the same thing about Romney, pretty much.


5th look at Perry?

Posted by: toby928 at December 18, 2011 09:28 PM (GTbGH)

29 My wife and I had a surprise wedding. We knew about it but the guests thought it was a party to welcome me to the East Coast. It took about four hours to plan. We had great food, great booze, and it was in our backyard.

Elaborate (garish) weddings are a waste of money, overly stressful, and not particularly fun.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at December 18, 2011 09:28 PM (nEUpB)

30 I want Hannah to teach us how she tells all the Japanese girls, "Of course your boyfriend was staring down my shirt. I have much, much bigger boobs than Japanese girls do!"

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:28 PM (niZvt)

31 I am glad Seor Goldbergo did not make this own goal in my country

Posted by: Andrs Escobar at December 18, 2011 09:29 PM (6GvAC)

32 is this deja vu all over again or an encore presentation?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 09:29 PM (loM0R)

33 Maybe Hannah can tell us Japanese for "boned"?

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:27 PM (niZvt)
Obama-san.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at December 18, 2011 09:29 PM (nEUpB)

34 Truthfully I can't think of a single endorsement by a newspaper, magazine, or any other group that's ever changed my mind. Usually by the time they appear I already have a preference order and only events are going to change it. I think people like to believe that editorials make a difference - but they don't

Plus official editorials are the fucking boringest reads ever.

Posted by: Mtenloch at December 18, 2011 09:30 PM (/IES6)

35 28 Alas, he says the same thing about Romney, pretty much.

5th look at Perry?
Posted by: toby928 at December 18, 2011 09:28 PM (GTbGH)

It's getting so bad, people are starting to drop the H-word Himself... Huntsman!

Hannah, dear, how do you say "double penetrated" in Japanese??

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:30 PM (niZvt)

36 5th look at Perry?

Posted by: toby928 at December 18, 2011 09:28 PM (GTbGH)Hell, yeah. He's still my pick.

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 09:30 PM (Xroyj)

37 I remember a friend telling me that medium size weddings are the worst. Small weddings don't require much planning, and large weddings are already costing you so much that you can afford to pay someone else to plan and organize it.

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 09:31 PM (+1TUS)

38 Minxsan wa kirei desu.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 09:31 PM (R1+VK)

39 the 82nd Airborne, in the Hurtgen Forrest ( "The Bitter Woods" ) got smacked as hard as the 101st at Bastogne--but weren't surrounded, so didn't get the press

Ike's kid wrote the best account of it ( hence the title above )

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, im Tal der wilden Rosen at December 18, 2011 09:31 PM (UqKQV)

40 Isn't the Mad cover from a Nirvana album or something?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 18, 2011 09:31 PM (PddVe)

41 Posted by: Mtenloch at December 18, 2011 09:30 PM (/IES6)

If I don't know the race and the issues, any endorsement by the NY Times and their fellow travelers such as the WaPo will guarantee a vote for the other guy.

Other than that? Who gives a shit about newspapers?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at December 18, 2011 09:32 PM (nEUpB)

42 38 Minxsan wa kirei desu.
Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 09:31 PM (R1+VK)

I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing it means, "Hannah, I want to ride you like a Big Red Dog."

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:32 PM (niZvt)

43 I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing it means, "Hannah, I want to ride you like a Big Red Dog."
Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:32 PM (niZvt)

Close. Cowgirl.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 09:33 PM (R1+VK)

44 Welcome to the ONT party at the weekend's end. Only 6 shopping days left before Christmas and don't forget about the open-all-night-including-xmas-eve Rite Aid.

It's Walgreens around here, and we see alot of our friends there.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 18, 2011 09:34 PM (uuOfy)

45 Pepsi can doesn't bother me so much. What bothers me is that they changed their logo around the time that JEF (piss be upon him) became preznit. They wanted their logo to more resemble Teh Wons. Stopped drinking Pepsi and took up RC Cola. Won't go back to it either.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 18, 2011 09:35 PM (jucos)

46 If I don't know the race and the issues, any endorsement by the NY Times and their fellow travelers such as the WaPo will guarantee a vote for the other guy. The MSM in general. As soon as I heard the NYT/CBS/ABC/etc thought McCain was our guy in '08, I knew he wasn't. We are already hearing those sounds regarding Romney. I was Perry/Gingrich months ago and I guess I'll stay there for now. Eventually, of course, ABO.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 09:35 PM (7yvLv)

47 hi y'all. posting one-handed again. sick, sleeping baby laying on my other arm.

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 09:36 PM (d88g9)

48 Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:32 PM (niZvt)

Kirei is pretty, but that's the extent of my Japanese.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at December 18, 2011 09:36 PM (nEUpB)

49 Don't do Christmas shopping anymore.

I give the kids cash and buy food and goodies for the family.


Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 09:37 PM (R1+VK)

50 Tomorrow's House Floor Schedule













Cantor's office indicates
there could be other votes Mon nite to alter Senate payroll tax bill and
potentially ship it back to the Senate. @ChadPergram

Posted by: Miss'80s at December 18, 2011 09:38 PM (d6QMz)

51 That Mad cover is vaguely disturbing.
Posted by: toby928 at December 18, 2011 09:18 PM (GTbGH)

it's fucking grotesque!

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 09:38 PM (8sCoq)

52 Pepsi can doesn't bother me so much. What bothers me is that they
changed their logo around the time that JEF (piss be upon him) became
preznit. They wanted their logo to more resemble Teh Wons. Stopped
drinking Pepsi and took up RC Cola. Won't go back to it either.

Might not be sending the message you intend there....

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 09:38 PM (d88g9)

53 Isn't the Mad cover from a Nirvana album or something?
Posted by: USS Diversity at December 18, 2011 09:31 PM (PddVe)
That's the album cover of Nevermind.
Curt Cobain did everyone a favor when he put that shotgun in his mouth.

Posted by: ErikW at December 18, 2011 09:39 PM (JtI5t)

54 Hannah Minx takes on Elvira watching Pet Sematary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfQfhfLHlDg

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:39 PM (niZvt)

55 Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 09:35 PM (7yvLv)

Yeah...good point. But in my world AOSHQ and the like are rapidly becoming the MSM, and the other media like the NYT and the WaPo and such are becoming more and more like the Enquirer and News of The World.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at December 18, 2011 09:39 PM (nEUpB)

56 SO-
Given the historical timeline, is Patton a Christmas movie?

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 09:39 PM (8sCoq)

57 Jeebus, in that link I posted Hannah's boobs look cantilevered...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:40 PM (niZvt)

58 I don't pay attention to endorsements. For years the paper in my home town reflexively endorsed the Democrat candidate. The only time they might back a Republican was if the polls showed he was guaranteed to win. Given that I can predict who they'll endorse, why bother even publishing the endorsement?

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 18, 2011 09:40 PM (rCEvh)

59 Curt Cobain did everyone a favor when he put that shotgun in his mouth.
Yes he did. Especially me.

Posted by: Courtney Love at December 18, 2011 09:40 PM (d88g9)

60 Snopes says it's a "mixture" but they get unreliable whenever it comes to anything political or controversial.

I'd say it is well beyond that, Snopes is a liberal outfit, and they will follow the liberal line wherever there is a political dimension.

While they are interesting for their non-political urban legends, when it comes to politics they are about as honest as any other leftist outfit.

Consider they call Obama's 57 state bit also a mixture. That he said it is true, they spend the article covering for him and attacking strawmen so they can color the whole analysis.

Meanwhile, they present a rambling statement Bush made on SS reform as true.

Well, they both said what they said. Both statements are true in any fair sense...but they treat them differently.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 09:40 PM (3aXbg)

61 Curt Cobain did everyone a favor when he put that shotgun in his mouth.

Posted by: ErikW at December 18, 2011 09:39 PM (JtI5t)
Ditto.Average talent; monstrous ego.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at December 18, 2011 09:40 PM (nEUpB)

62 Bomber, I'm so sorry you have a sick baby (although, she couldn't be in a better place). Nothing serious, I hope? This is the bomberette?

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 09:41 PM (Xroyj)

63 Unfortunately, when you go to the Mad page the blurb doesn't mention Obama but does shit on Cain.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2011 09:41 PM (sHY5w)

64 So, speaking of brokered conventions, could we swap Newt and McRomney for Hannah? At least that way I won't feel so bad about being boned by the government.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 09:41 PM (3aXbg)

65 Other than that? Who gives a shit about newspapers?

They're good for washing windows. With ammonia, if you can still find that anywhere.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at December 18, 2011 09:41 PM (hO8IJ)

66 Kirei is pretty, but that's the extent of my Japanese.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at December 18, 2011 09:36 PM (nEUpB)

Yeah, I just said Ms. Minx is pretty.

Minxsan is her name said politely.

wa is a subject marker. It is sort of like is.

kirei means clean or pretty.

desu, pronounced "dess" is the verb to be.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 09:42 PM (R1+VK)

67 The internet has become essentially my sole source of "news", CBD. At least I have options; AoSHq, HuffPo, whatever. Read a lot, make up my own mind. There are trusted agents, I think, but from an information reliability standpoint, not regarding endorsements. Everything is suspect. I have become a very cynical old man.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 09:42 PM (7yvLv)

68 hi all
don't understand hate for NR they are on our team

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 09:43 PM (5F1NW)

69 Here's some good news:

FHM India's 'naked' covergirl found safe and well after going missing amid death threats.

ROPMA.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 09:43 PM (UR5vq)

70 Jonah Goldberg responds and points out that NR endorsements have far less impact that many anti-GOP establishment conservatives like to imagine.

The problem is that NR has become an establishment Republican magazine, not a conservative one.

I respect Goldberg, and his book is one of the more important ones of our young millennium, but as a whole I stopped reading NR years ago as they were far to willing to go along with Bush and the Republicans party's lurch to the left.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 09:43 PM (3aXbg)

71 I think the "san" is only used for men, but then, as a kid I always thought you could tell Japanese from Chinese by the direction their eyes slanted.

Hey! Don't blame me! Blame the kids at the bus stop!

And by the way, being married to an oriental, I can assure all of you that rumors that their vajajays are horizontal are just an Urban Legend.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:44 PM (niZvt)

72 Ms. Hannah _knows_ she's inflaming every single guy (and probably many of the women), right?

I mean, there's no way she's really just a girl-next-door.

I have to go sit down.

Posted by: Zorachus at December 18, 2011 09:44 PM (v8hZu)

73 Hey Peaches. Yeah just a baby cold. She's both cute and disgusting when she sneezes then tries to kick her lips. I gotta be quick with the kleenex.

How are you? Feeling any better?

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 09:44 PM (d88g9)

74 They're good for washing windows. With ammonia, if you can still find that anywhere.
Vinegar about 1:10 with water.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 09:44 PM (7yvLv)

75 What a nice set.

Posted by: rdbrewer at December 18, 2011 09:45 PM (rj3L+)

76 I would not want a "super-wedding". It seems like too much of a hassle. I would prefer a small church wedding.

Posted by: Miss'80s at December 18, 2011 09:45 PM (d6QMz)

77 I have to go sit down.
Posted by: Zorachus at December 18, 2011 09:44 PM (v8hZu)

I think Hannah has a rack for you to park that in...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:46 PM (niZvt)

78 Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:44 PM (niZvt)

No, "san" is used for females, too. You don't use it when referring to yourself.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 09:47 PM (R1+VK)

79 This whole wedding thing has my wife and I shaking our heads. 10 years ago a young lady was working for me, and she was planning her wedding, and I couldn't believe the things she was having at her wedding. Horse drawn carriage, wedding reception at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, 10 bridesmaids, and all other types of crap. She left work right before the wedding, but during the year she worked for me, she was banging guys not her fiance all the time. I think her marriage lasted about 9 months, but she got to be a princess for her special day.

MrsCaniac and I got married in the church, then had a very simple reception at the Lion's Club. I don't remember much about either because we were too busy talking to people and doing the wedding crap.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 18, 2011 09:47 PM (uuOfy)

80 I think NR still presents varied views on our political situation. If they've got a standard editorial policy, it's not very evident to me (other than supportive of the general Republican/sorta conservative viewpoint).

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 09:47 PM (7yvLv)

81 Biiru kudasai.
How to order a beer in Japanese. All I remember from my time there.

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 09:49 PM (d88g9)

82 80 I think NR still presents varied views on our political situation. If they've got a standard editorial policy, it's not very evident to me (other than supportive of the general Republican/sorta conservative viewpoint).
Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 09:47 PM (7yvLv)

In all seriousness, NR went down the tubes about the time WFB gave up editorial control.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:49 PM (niZvt)

83 Ms. Hannah _knows_ she's inflaming every single guy (and probably many of the women), right?
I have no idea what you are talking about poster-san

Posted by: Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 09:49 PM (3aXbg)

84 Pickup trucks don't do bumper stickers. They do 22" square tailgate stickers.

I want one of baby Obammy with the baited hook in front of his underwater eyes. For the tailgate, left hand side. I'll drive slow and in the right hand lane for the next eleven months.

Posted by: Buck Ofama at December 18, 2011 09:49 PM (4sQwu)

85 "Hey G.I.! Ten Dollah!!"

All the Korean I needed to know when I was 22, loaded with money, and on my own overseas for the first time...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:50 PM (niZvt)

86 Jeebus, in that link I posted Hannah's boobs look cantilevered...
Some engineering student got an 'A' with that project!

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 09:50 PM (+1TUS)

87 Average talent; monstrous ego.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at December 18, 2011 09:40 PM (nEUpB)
And shitty music. Not even music, really.

Posted by: ErikW at December 18, 2011 09:51 PM (JtI5t)

88 It's amazing Hannah can do pushups, with those things weighing her down like that...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:52 PM (niZvt)

89 Vinegar about 1:10 with water.
That's what she said!

Posted by: michael scott at December 18, 2011 09:52 PM (sHY5w)

90 Baby is snoring now.

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 09:52 PM (d88g9)

91 The NR gang does not want to reverse the last 100 years of creeping Socialism.

They want to give it a bath, manicure, new clothes, and teach it to say "a" not "ayyy".

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 09:53 PM (R1+VK)

92 Mark Steyn had some interesting things to say about Newt.Newt is bad fucking news.
Posted by: Mr. Wonderful at December 18, 2011 09:26 PM (sFhEw)
No lie. There is amajor email w/video making the roundson teh Newtster.

Posted by: RushBabe at December 18, 2011 09:53 PM (tQHzJ)

93 Hey Peaches. Yeah just a baby cold. She's both
cute and disgusting when she sneezes then tries to kick her lips. I
gotta be quick with the kleenex.How are you? Feeling any better?

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 09:44 PM (d88g9)Yeah, all good, Bomber, thanks for asking. I'm very glad your little superstar is just doing the snot-factory thing and nothing more serious. Probably loves laying on your arm . . . ain't nothin' better than a great dad. I know this absolutely.

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 09:53 PM (Xroyj)

94 The Dildo speaks: 55 in my world AOSHQ and the like are rapidly becoming the MSM



I don't know how to interpret this exactly.



AoSHQ is to the Left of me nowadays, but I respect it as a mainstream outlet of sane Right-Libertarian thought [that is, not Luap Nor].

Posted by: Zimriel at December 18, 2011 09:53 PM (6GvAC)

95 So I saw Green Lantern which was ok.

One thing I did like; Ryan Reynolds shows up at his on again off again girlfriend's house as the Green Lantern. Which means he is wearing a tiny mask for a disguise. And the girlfriend identifies him in 15 seconds.

Lois Lane she was not.
Kent why are you never around to get any good pictures of Superman?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 09:54 PM (3aXbg)

96 I respect Goldberg, and his book is one of the more important ones of our young millennium, but as a whole I stopped reading NR years ago as they were far to willing to go along with Bush and the Republicans party's lurch to the left.Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 09:43 PM (3aXbg)

Have you ever considered that maybe you've shifted to the right?

I think the 2008 election radicalized a lot of conservatives and since then the center of gravity of the conservative base has most definitely shifted to the right.

But many in the base don't want to acknowledge this - and so it's everyone else in the party who somehow suddenly became squishy RINOs.

Posted by: Mtenloch at December 18, 2011 09:54 PM (/IES6)

97 Jan on line 1 for you, Michael. Something about sexist internet commenting.

Posted by: pam beasley at December 18, 2011 09:54 PM (sHY5w)

98 Ahhh, a nice, fresh thread! Evening, all!

"IMO a lot of conservatives get themselves all wrapped around the axle
over which candidate to support based on internecine differences and
concerns which turn out to be mostly inconsequential in retrospect." ~ Amen!

Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 18, 2011 09:55 PM (nAvCW)

99 ...and teach it to say "a" not "ayyy".

So creeping socialism is The Fonz? Who knew?


Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 09:56 PM (d88g9)

100 So I'm confused: I never thought of Mark Steyn as "the Republican Establishment," yet here he is, doing his best to destroy Newt...

My hunch is, Newt will fade because the voters are getting scared by all the hissy-fits the Talking Heads are having over him. He's also showing signs of his erratic nature reasserting itself - like today's stuff about having marshals hunt down federal judges. Newt just can't help himself.

SSOOOooo.... Who's next as Flavor of the Month??

Can it be that after everything is said and done... it really does turn out to be Huntsman??

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:56 PM (niZvt)

101 I think the 2008 election radicalized a lot of conservatives and since then the center of gravity of the conservative base has most definitely shifted to the right. But many in the base don't want to acknowledge this - and it's everyone else in the party who somehow suddenly became squishy RINOs.
Posted by: Mtenloch at December 18, 2011 09:54 PM (/IES6)

This!
after Thompson dropped out in 08 Romney was the rightest guy, now 4 years later he is the leftist guy on stage.

Santorum and Bachman were un-possible 4-8-12 years ago
Even Perry's reliliousness would be a no go 4 years ago

Posted by: Jake at December 18, 2011 09:57 PM (Sdl9x)

102 I think the 2008 election radicalized a lot of conservatives and since then the center of gravity of the conservative base has most definitely shifted to the right.
This.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 09:58 PM (7yvLv)

103 Oh, are you here Peaches?

How's your tongue doing? It sounded awful, the way you described it yesterday.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:58 PM (niZvt)

104 No lie. There is amajor email w/video making the roundson teh Newtster.
Posted by: RushBabe at December 18, 2011 09:53 PM (tQHzJ)
Allen West, paging Colonel Allen West...

Posted by: ErikW at December 18, 2011 09:58 PM (JtI5t)

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 09:59 PM (d88g9)

106 3 degrees here, below zero chill, pellet stove cranking, log cabin creaking and shaping up to be an oatmeal breakfast.
Guess winter's here.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 18, 2011 09:59 PM (HBqDo)

107 I finally got around to watching Taken, thanks to all the recommendations here. It was pretty good. As a writer I was bemused to see that you can do a very good thriller with absolutely no subtlety or complexity in the plot. Once the girl is taken, her dad just goes out and starts killing people until he finds her. No reversals, no sudden revelations that it's the stepfather or his old boss or something. Nope. Bad guys did it, hero kills the crap out of bad guys. Movie ends. And yet it's not stupid, very entertaining, and I liked it.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 18, 2011 10:00 PM (rCEvh)

108 It's amazing Hannah can do pushups, with those things weighing her down like that...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 09:52 PM (niZvt)
Exercise is important when you eat so much dezathhoCherries are a good dezathho

Posted by: Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 10:01 PM (3aXbg)

109 107 Don't fuck with a Jedi master's family.

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:01 PM (d88g9)

110 Evening all!

My dad offered me the money or the wedding and I.. like a freakin IDIOT took the big elaborate wedding.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 18, 2011 10:02 PM (qjUnn)

111 Is Kim Jung Il dead? I saw a few speculative Tweets/posts regarding some expected announcement in Pyongyang but I'm about to hit the hay and don't feel like searching/waiting for info. Anyone hear anything about it? If that shitbird has shuffled off this mortal coil, it'll be like a consolation prize for losing Havel.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 18, 2011 10:02 PM (Qjh0I)

112 Mtenloch 96 maybe you've shifted to the right?

I agree with this. But here's a counter-thought: maybe the old Right was, er, right all along? Maybe it just took Obama's election for us to see that?

It seems to me that the old-school Right - the Dantes, the Carlyles, the Salazars - had made... predictions... on how the West would turn out.

Posted by: Zimriel at December 18, 2011 10:03 PM (6GvAC)

113 I think the 2008 election radicalized a lot of conservatives and since then the center of gravity of the conservative base has most definitely shifted to the right. I don't agree with that. The base has always been radical. It used to be on SoCon issues and strong defense. The government and debt has grown so much in this century that everyones priorities have changed.

Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 10:03 PM (MtwBb)

114 It's better and cheaper to photoshop your head into somebody else's expensive wedding.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:03 PM (R1+VK)

115 My dad offered me the money or the wedding and I.. like a freakin IDIOT took the big elaborate wedding.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 18, 2011 10:02 PM (qjUnn)
Bummer. Assuming you did not think to ask MoronNation for advice at that time?

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 10:04 PM (Xroyj)

116 Cherries are a good dezathho

Posted by: Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 10:01 PM (3aXbg)

My dear, I don't think you've had your cherry in a long, long time.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:04 PM (niZvt)

117 Damn- Le Chargers puttin it on the Ravens

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:04 PM (8sCoq)

118 Some dick at the Washington Times is humping for a Condoleezza Rice VP nom.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2011 10:04 PM (sHY5w)

119 via TV's Andy Levy: RT @mpoppel: FLASH: PYONGYANG (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea says leader Kim Jong-il has died.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 18, 2011 10:04 PM (6fER6)

120 It's better and cheaper to photoshop your head into somebody else's expensive wedding.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:03 PM (R1+VK)
rofl, eman!

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 10:05 PM (Xroyj)

121 Bummer. Assuming you did not think to ask MoronNation for advice at that time?

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 10:04 PM (Xroyj)

I was 22.
Sure would have made one hell of a down payment on a house.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 18, 2011 10:05 PM (qjUnn)

122 111
Is Kim Jung Il dead? I saw a few speculative Tweets/posts regarding some
expected announcement in Pyongyang but I'm about to hit the hay and
don't feel like searching/waiting for info. Anyone hear anything about
it? If that shitbird has shuffled off this mortal coil, it'll be like a
consolation prize for losing Havel.

I saw that too.
N. Korea to make 'special' broadcast at noon

It is noon there now according to KST (Korean Standard Time). Meh - we'll just have to wait and see.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 10:05 PM (UR5vq)

123 No shit? Ding dong the mad midget is dead!

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 18, 2011 10:05 PM (Qjh0I)

124 #1 commenter. Where's my prize?

Posted by: Joffen at December 18, 2011 10:06 PM (J+hi6)

125 111
Is Kim Jung Il dead?

Andy Levy just retweeted something to that effect. But who knows what to believe, coming out of that place?

If so, not bad news, but I won't dare to hope yet that it will free the North Koreans from their absurd Stalinist gulag.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2011 10:06 PM (2IW5Q)

126 It's better and cheaper to photoshop your head into somebody else's expensive wedding.
Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:03 PM (R1+VK)
No joke, I spent $45,000 on two weddings in 11 months. I told both girls I would rather just write them a check and have them get married at the house with a few friends and familybut my idea was rejected.

Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 10:06 PM (MtwBb)

127 Have you ever considered that maybe you've shifted to the right?Bush and Rove deliberately pulled the party to the left to try to take the center away from the Democrats permanently (well, as permanently as anything in politics). I remember Rove openly talking about it at the time (I'll try to remember the forum of the interview). That's what NCLB and Medicare D were all about. Well, that and those idiots actually thought those were good policies.

Posted by: somebody else, not me at December 18, 2011 10:06 PM (7EV/g)

128 110 Evening all!

My dad offered me the money or the wedding and I.. like a freakin IDIOT took the big elaborate wedding.
Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 18, 2011 10:02 PM (qjUnn)

At the last two I went to, they showed videos of bride and groom from before they met.

I wonder if divorced people marrying someone new will show videos of their first wedding?

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:06 PM (niZvt)

129 The base did not shift to the right.

The base shifted into high gear because there ain't much time left.

The NR and GOP think they can continue their pretend struggle with the Democrats for decades to come.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:07 PM (R1+VK)

130 I'm quoting Mark Steyn here, but it seems worth repeating.

Its a tragedy that the Republican nomination has dwindled down to a choice not worth making.

Either Mittens or Newt will let things slip into bigger and bigger government. Mittens hasn't the will nor the ability to take down Obamacare, and Newt just might decide he would love it after he tuned it up a little.

Posted by: Buck Ofama at December 18, 2011 10:07 PM (4sQwu)

131 Damn- Le Chargers puttin it on the Ravens

Maybe Ray Lewis will murder some of 'em at the half and get the game back on track . . .

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 10:07 PM (Xroyj)

132 It's a good thing we have a field of suck ass bitches.
Boy howdy, I can't wait to cast my vote.

Posted by: ErikW at December 18, 2011 10:07 PM (JtI5t)

133
117, they sure are, surprising the hell out of me. Weird football day today. I expected the Giants to beat up on the Redskins, and the Bears to beat up on the Seahawks, and the Pack to still be undefeated. Deliriously happy about the first two, but wanted the Pack to finally shut Don Shula the eff up.

Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 18, 2011 10:07 PM (nAvCW)

134 via TV's Andy Levy: RT @mpoppel: FLASH: PYONGYANG (BNO NEWS) -- North Korea says leader Kim Jong-il has died.

How long till the SCOAMF sends condolences? And/or takes credit?

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:07 PM (d88g9)

135 North Korea says leader Kim Jong-il has died.

Interesting.

Posted by: mayan calendar at December 18, 2011 10:07 PM (GTbGH)

136 It is noon there now according to KST (Korean Standard Time). Meh - we'll just have to wait and see.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 10:05 PM (UR5vq)
Probably that they are restarting their nuclear program. Its getting to be about that time for them pull something to blackmail the west for money.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 10:07 PM (GULKT)

137 It's official now-

@BreakingNews: North Korea says its leader Kim Jong-il has died-@YonhapNews

Rest in hell, you murderous son of a bitch.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 10:08 PM (UR5vq)

138 124 #1 commenter. Where's my prize?
Congratulations! Your posting privileges at AoSHq are hereby extended for one month. Thanks for playing!

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 10:08 PM (7yvLv)

139 My in-laws offered to give the Mrs. and I $20 grand in 1990 to run to the JOP. Momma wanted a big wing ding. We wish now that we would have taken the cash.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 18, 2011 10:08 PM (jucos)

140 Oh, great. A basket-case country with a hypertrophied army and maybe a nuke is now in the hands of a twentysomething slacker with no experience at basically anything.

(In other words, North Korea and America are now indistinguishable.)

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 18, 2011 10:08 PM (rCEvh)

141 I know that one day Veronica and I are gonna to get married on top of a mountain, and there's going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises. And then our children will form a family band. And we will tour the countryside and you won't be invited.

Posted by: Ron Burgundy at December 18, 2011 10:08 PM (8sCoq)

142 We're bracing for a sudden flood of privately-owned stocks of our product onto the market.

Posted by: Hennessey at December 18, 2011 10:09 PM (2IW5Q)

143 Wow, so was Kim Jong Terminally-il?

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:09 PM (niZvt)

144 Something called Yonhap News Agency in Seoul is mentioned saying Kim Jong Il has died, in breaking news on Twitter.

Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 18, 2011 10:09 PM (nAvCW)

145 haha kim jong il is dead.

Posted by: Ben at December 18, 2011 10:09 PM (UvdzB)

146 Its a tragedy that the Republican nomination has dwindled down to a choice not worth making.

Either Mittens or Newt will let things slip into bigger and bigger government. Mittens hasn't the will nor the ability to take down Obamacare, and Newt just might decide he would love it after he tuned it up a little.
Posted by: Buck Ofama at December 18, 2011 10:07 PM (4sQwu)

Is there anyone outside of the current debaters and Christie that you would like to see run?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:10 PM (loM0R)

147 Posted by: Kratos Excellent. There's a lot less evil in the world as of today. Not that NK will magically transform itself, but at least they have a sliver of hope now.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 18, 2011 10:10 PM (Qjh0I)

148 So, kim chee in hell tonight? Teddy Kennedy is not gonna like that much . . .

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 10:10 PM (Xroyj)

149 I offered my daughter 10k instead of a wedding. So far she has turned me down. She could end up losing on this deal if she goes for the expensive wedding.

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 10:10 PM (JGYCE)

150 Quick, somebody go to Wiki and update Kim's page.

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:10 PM (d88g9)

151 China and South Korea just spit their soup across the room.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:10 PM (R1+VK)

152 140
Oh, great. A basket-case country with a hypertrophied army and maybe a
nuke is now in the hands of a twentysomething slacker with no experience
at basically anything.

Hey, say what you want about me, but I was never a community organizer.

Say, does it seem warm in here to you?

Posted by: Kim Jong-Il's ghost at December 18, 2011 10:10 PM (2IW5Q)

153 No joke, I spent $45,000 on two weddings in 11 months. I told both girls I would rather just write them a check and have them get married at the house with a few friends and family but my idea was rejected.

Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 10:06 PM (MtwBb

Thank God.. I have a son.

My parents spent about that with in a year in 1991. and 1992. My sister and I.

We tease my dad.. in every photo of our weddings, my dad does not look real happy...looks like he just got the bill.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 18, 2011 10:11 PM (qjUnn)

154 burn in hell, Stalinist freak!

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:11 PM (8sCoq)

155 #1 commenter. Where's my prize?

Check your email for a month trial subscription to AoS+: Where the elite meet.*





*offer not valid in Texas, Montana and South Carolina, or where prohibited by law.

Posted by: toby928 at December 18, 2011 10:11 PM (GTbGH)

156 No joke, I spent $45,000 on two weddings in 11 months. I told both girls I would rather just write them a check and have them get married at the house with a few friends and familybut my idea was rejected.
Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 10:06 PM (MtwBb)
Those house weddings are the best, and everyone gives the couple cash. That is the way to go.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:11 PM (R21xD)

157 Kim Jong Dead was not that old was he?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 18, 2011 10:11 PM (jucos)

158 AP link to Kim Jong-Il news via Drudge

Posted by: Anachronda at December 18, 2011 10:11 PM (6fER6)

159 The norks ought to pack him into one of their sorry "ICBMs," aim it at Kansas, and give him a burial at sea, maybe as far as the Marianas Trench.

Good riddance, you little muthafucka.

Posted by: Buck Ofama at December 18, 2011 10:12 PM (4sQwu)

160 Has the Soetoro administration issued their condolences yet?

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 10:12 PM (Xroyj)

161 Yonhap News Agency is reporting Kim Jong Il died of fatigue during a train ride, but mostly from bullet to the head...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:13 PM (niZvt)

162 Text of the AP story:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died. He was 69. Kim's death was announced Monday by the state television from the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. Kim
is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008 but appeared relatively
vigorous in photos and video from recent trips to China and Russia and
in numerous trips around the country carefully documented by state
media. The leader, reputed to have had a taste for cigars, cognac and
gourmet cuisine, was believed to have had diabetes and heart disease. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below. SEOUL,
South Korea (AP) - North Korean television announces in a "special
broadcast" that its leader Kim Jong Il has died in Pyongyang. He was 69.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 18, 2011 10:13 PM (6fER6)

163 >No joke, I spent $45,000 on two weddings in 11 months. I told both girls I would rather just write them a check and have them get married at the house with a few friends and family but my idea was rejected. Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 10:06 PM (MtwBb

Friend of mine at work has 4 daughters. Poor bastard.

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:13 PM (8sCoq)

164 I'm still single only because I haven't met the right girl yet.

You know, the one who'll say yes to me.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 10:13 PM (vQfJ3)

165 AP link to Kim Jong-Il news via Drudge
"Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died."

Seriously, AP? WTF? How about, evil and fucking crazy?

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (d88g9)

166 157 Kim Jong Dead was not that old was he?
Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 18, 2011 10:11 PM (jucos)

Weren't there rumors of a serious illness a while back?

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (niZvt)

167 So North Korea has a state-run media too?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (PddVe)

168 Damn, there goes a competitor worthy of being my adversary, on the course and with the ladies...

Posted by: Tiger Woods at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (+1TUS)

169 He was 69.

Well, that is as good a way to die as any ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (6YYwh)

170 Now if only that mutant cocksucker Hugo Chavez would croak

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (8sCoq)

171 Fundamentally it's because women no longer need to get married for financial reasons and guys no longer need a wedding to get access to regular sex
That's probably true!
That's a shame.

Posted by: ErikW at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (JtI5t)

172 America! Fuck Yeah!

Posted by: toby928 at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (GTbGH)

173 165 AP link to Kim Jong-Il news via Drudge

"Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader, has died."

Seriously, AP? WTF? How about, evil and fucking crazy?
Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (d88g9)

That's the worst thing the American Mainstream Media can bring itself to say about a vicious Leftist butcher.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (niZvt)

174
Has the Soetoro administration issued their condolences yet?
Gotta check the polls first. It's either that or take credit.

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (d88g9)

175 Weren't there rumors of a serious illness a while back?
He had a stroke a few years ago.

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (+1TUS)

176 We admired Kim Jong-Il. He understood the proper size and scope of government. Wise Leaders making decisions for us.

We are the 99%. (quote of the year!)

Posted by: OWS at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (2IW5Q)

177 . ain't nothin' better than a great dad. I know this absolutely.

Amen peaches. Been a year since I lost mine. Don't much like December anymore.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (cv08Y)

178 From Spain: Franco is still dead.

Posted by: SNL Update at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (7yvLv)

179 170 Now if only that mutant cocksucker Hugo Chavez would croak
Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (8sCoq)
Well they do come in threes.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (R21xD)

180 Heh, Maet brought out the flaming skull for this. Woo hoo!

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (Xroyj)

181 Thank God.. I have a son. My parents spent about that with in a year in 1991. and 1992. My sister and I. We tease my dad.. in every photo of our weddings, my dad does not look real happy...looks like he just got the bill.
Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 18, 2011 10:11 PM (qjUnn)
I had no problem spending the money either way, (well I would have rather bought a boat) but anyways I just thought they might be happier with a good start on a bank account instead of a 5 hour party.
They were fun weddings though so I don't have any complaints. I just think it's all a bit overdone now. 150 people most of which you will only see for one evening.

Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (MtwBb)

182 I heard that this actually happend several times before but hell kept spitting him back up. apparently they finally negotiated a trade or something

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (loM0R)

183 Drudge has dead Nork on front page

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:16 PM (8sCoq)

184
Weren't there rumors of a serious illness a while back?

Heart disease, diabetes - he suffered a stroke a few years ago. I wouldn't be surprised if he had cancer and was going into China for medical treatment the past few years.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 10:16 PM (UR5vq)

185 Gotta check the polls first. It's either that or take credit.
Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (d88g9)
Whichever way it goes it will be a gutsy call.

Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 10:17 PM (MtwBb)

186 Hey, Kim, what's a four letter word for "kicked the bucket"?

Kim?

Kim?

Posted by: Arec Bawrin at December 18, 2011 10:17 PM (R1+VK)

187 171
Fundamentally it's because women no longer need to get married for financial reasons and guys no longer need a wedding to get access to regular sex


Yeah, but then 40 something women run around all in a panic from fertility clinic to fertility clinic, ultimately winding up adopting kids from overseas because all the white kids have been aborted.

Interesting to realize I've seen TONS of white moms walking around with black, hispanic, or asian kids... but NEVER EVER any minority member with an adopted white kid.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:17 PM (niZvt)

188 So ronery; so ronery...

Posted by: zombie kim jong-il at December 18, 2011 10:17 PM (sHY5w)

189 #171: Also, because marriage as an institution has to benefit men in order to work properly. Modern divorce law has made it far too easy for a woman to marry a man, then walk away for no real reason and take half (or more, if they've had kids) of everything he's ever earned or will ever earn.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 10:17 PM (vQfJ3)

190 And you thought our stern letters had no effect...

Posted by: United Nations at December 18, 2011 10:18 PM (2IW5Q)

191 I think the 2008 election radicalized a lot of conservatives and since then the center of gravity of the conservative base has most definitely shifted to the right. But many in the base don't want to acknowledge this - and it's everyone else in the party who somehow suddenly became squishy RINOs.

The other issue with both Gingrich and Romney is that neither of them had their flaws exposed to the extent they are now. People could change their view on either guy very quickly and very easily because they just weren't familiar with them.

With Romney, the footage of his '94 debate with Ted Kennedy didn't make the rounds in 2008 to extent it has now. Universal healthcare also hadn't been passed and wasn't expected to get through, so his program is Massachusetts wasn't as big of a deal.

With Gingrich, the internet wasn't prevalent the last time he was in power, so a lot of his flaws remained behind the scenes until it was in somebody's interest to bring them out (I'm not talking about his marriage, but his leadership flaws, which a lot of his supporters still haven't fully grasped yet). Add to that the fact that a lot of voters today weren't even old enough to pay attention to politics back then and the late 90s becomes a faint memory.

That doesn't mean it's wrong to conclude one candidate sucks even more than the other and to constantly post that that guy sucks, but it does mean you have to realize both have problems and it's not difficult for somebody to think the same thing about your guy without being a RINO.

Posted by: AD at December 18, 2011 10:18 PM (v5FAc)

192 I had no problem spending the money either way, (well I would have rather bought a boat) but anyways I just thought they might be happier with a good start on a bank account instead of a 5 hour party.

They were fun weddings though so I don't have any complaints. I just think it's all a bit overdone now. 150 people most of which you will only see for one evening.

Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 10:15 PM (MtwBb)

Ours were fun too... but 20 years later.. I wish I would have taken the money.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 18, 2011 10:18 PM (qjUnn)

193 At least he didn't bump TFB out of the center spot. That would have been tragic.

Posted by: Peaches at December 18, 2011 10:18 PM (Xroyj)

194 Heart disease, diabetes - he suffered a stroke a few years ago. I wouldn't be surprised if he had cancer and was going into China for medical treatment the past few years.

Just not possible, Kratos. You know aallll the communist peace gardens (think Cuba) have the very best medical care available to man, so that can't be the reason.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 10:19 PM (7yvLv)

195 no man is above the law of averages - even if you are the dictator living in a country with an average life expectancy like theirs is going to catch up with you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:19 PM (loM0R)

196 apparently they finally negotiated a trade or something
So who are we getting back?

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:19 PM (d88g9)

197 Crap. We're having property market problems, bank problems, and you don't want to know our secret GDP figures. This is the last fricken thing we need. Who's going to run that crazy place now, the idiot son?

Posted by: China at December 18, 2011 10:20 PM (2IW5Q)

198 Have you ever considered that maybe you've shifted to the right?

Posted by: Mtenloch at December 18, 2011 09:54 PM (/IES6)Yes, and the answer is no. If my ideal political model has changed over the last twenty years, it is slightly more libertarian, but fundamentally the same.
Not to put a fine point on it what has changed is my willingness to put up with Establishment BS.When Bush 41 was president, we kept slouching left because the real power was in congress.Then 94 we got a Republican congress, even a conservative one. And for the first time since Reagan was president by God they fought. And they were winning. And then, they settled. Ok, this is the first of many small victories, right?
No, that was basically it. They maintained the status quo all the way until 2000.
Now we had the presidency and the congress! Finally we were going to see real change.
And the liberal wing of the Republican party stamped its foot, and Jumpin Jim jumped, and we were told we'd need to wait for another majority in Congress to do anything.Which we gave them in 2002. But with the war on now, we had to focus on that. Couldn't let the Democrats distract us. But we did have time for Medicare Part D.Ok, what we really needed were solid majorities in both houses and the presidency. 2004 was setting the stage...and we fought and we did it. The biggest Republican majorities in congress in forever.
Now we'd finally see conservative change!
Err, there was that half hearted effort on SS. And well getting rid of HUD or some such was just a bridge to far, though Shamensty we had plenty of time for!But, as Hugh Hewitt told us, we just needed to get to that magic number 60 in the Senate...then we'd get stuff done!And as 2004 turned to 2006, the "far right wing" viewpoint in DC was giving the left everything it wanted...but slower. Comity dear boys, we wouldn't want to call a spade a spade or actually fight for conservative principles. And unsurprisingly this strategy failed. Even with an economy that was going strong, the go along to get along Republicans were thrown out.
And the Republican establishment reacted to this by fully giving up any pretense of being a conservative party, ending with the nomination of John McCain on a platform that only significantly disagreed with Barack Obama on foreign policy.
Needless to say this didn't work.
The me-tooism the Republican establishment has followed for the last decade has failed to stem the leftwing tide, let alone advance conservative goals. It is time for a new strategy. 2010 seems to provide the model. And that isn't President Newt McRomney.


Posted by: Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 10:20 PM (3aXbg)

199 >>Weren't there rumors of a serious illness a while back?Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:14 PM (niZvt) I think he was diagnosed with acute psychopathic enigma syndrome, but it was the bullet train that finally did the little dickens in.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 18, 2011 10:21 PM (HBqDo)

200 So what can you do with a dead Kim il Jong?

Have him stuffed and hang a roll of toilet paper off of him in the bathroom, IYKWIM?

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:22 PM (niZvt)

201 196 apparently they finally negotiated a trade or something

So who are we getting back?
Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:19 PM (d88g9)

I am thinking the agreed to put someone more crazy and vicious in power to really ramp the influx of new souls by cranking the violence to 11 / chinese 9

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:22 PM (loM0R)

202 Posted by: Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 10:20 PM (3aXbg)

You know, from watching your videos, I'd never expect deep political analysis like that.

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:22 PM (d88g9)

203 The me-tooism the Republican
establishment has followed for the last decade has failed to stem the
leftwing tide, let alone advance conservative goals.

Posted by: Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 10:20 PM (3aXbg)
Best accidental leaving-the-sock-on ever?

Posted by: China at December 18, 2011 10:23 PM (2IW5Q)

204 We agree with Hannah Minx.

Posted by: hannah and her titters at December 18, 2011 10:23 PM (sHY5w)

205 Oops. Throwing stones, glass houses...

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2011 10:23 PM (2IW5Q)

206 Peaches hope you enjoy Survivor tonight!

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 10:24 PM (GULKT)

207 202 Posted by: Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 10:20 PM (3aXbg)

You know, from watching your videos, I'd never expect deep political analysis like that.
Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:22 PM (d88g9)

I thought Maet was asking her if maybe her rack might have shifted from left to right...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:24 PM (niZvt)

208 Love how men think they carry the burdens of marriage.

Where's the prez's tiny penis, Mad?

So, now that Kim is toast, what are the odds NorKs will stop eating each other? Is junior capable of feeding people? Will the Spring bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power?

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at December 18, 2011 10:24 PM (gvlTU)

209 How do you say "I'm a Republican" in Japanese anyway?

Posted by: A different Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 10:24 PM (2IW5Q)

210 Doh, should have changed the Hannah Minx sock

Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 10:24 PM (3aXbg)

211 political power invariably corrupts
I see Congress as a criminal enterprise- ponzi schemes, insider trading, vote-buying, embezzlement... stuff that would send you and me to prison is just business-as-usual for the US Congress
we need a new Guy Fawkes
they should all drown in lakes of bloooooooooooooooooooooooooddddd...

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:24 PM (8sCoq)

212 I just had a strange thought about a naked Christina Hendricks battling in a tub full of Jello with a naked Hannah.

Was I Wrong??

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:25 PM (niZvt)

213 Posted by: Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 10:20 PM (3aXbg)
Better pull that pant leg down, your sock is showing.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 10:25 PM (7yvLv)

214 People say I'm an appeaser. Ask bin Laden Kim Jong-il if I'm an appeaser.

Posted by: SCOAMF '12 - you know it's coming at December 18, 2011 10:25 PM (d88g9)

215 212
I just had a strange thought about a naked Christina Hendricks battling in a tub full of Jello with a naked Hannah.



Was I Wrong??

Yes. There would be no room left in the tub for Jello.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2011 10:26 PM (2IW5Q)

216 I like the crease in Hannah's rack.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:26 PM (niZvt)

217
North Korea just got a chance to get better.

Maybe a gang of Generals gamed out a NK version of 1989.

Probably not.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:26 PM (R1+VK)

218 I know I've shifted to the right in recent years, and now the people who believe the things I used to believe are squishy RINOs.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 10:26 PM (vQfJ3)

219 I thought Maet was asking her if maybe her rack might have shifted from left to right...
That's in all her videos.

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:26 PM (d88g9)

220 we need a new Guy Fawkes
No, no, no. To the extent that the real Guy Fawkes was a revolutionary he was one in support of authoritarian theocracy.

We need a new Jefferson, Madison, and Adams.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 10:27 PM (3aXbg)

221 damn - Ravens have walked into a buzzsaw tonight

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:27 PM (8sCoq)

222 How do you say "I'm a Republican" in Japanese anyway?
Posted by: A different Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 10:24 PM (2IW5Q)

Watashi wa Repuburikan desu.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:28 PM (R1+VK)

223 >No, no, no. To the extent that the real Guy Fawkes was a revolutionary he was one in support of authoritarian theocracy.
I'm referring to the part where he strived to blow the whole bloodylot to kingdom come

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:28 PM (8sCoq)

224 Dick Cheney, we need Dick Cheney. Doesn't he have a bat signal or something.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:28 PM (loM0R)

225 So, now that Kim is toast, what are the odds NorKs will stop eating each other? Is junior capable of feeding people? Will the Spring bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power?
Posted by: veeka oot seeg at December 18, 2011 10:24 PM (gvlTU)
Looks to me like whoever is in charge of the Military isn't going anywhere anytime soon in Egypt. I imagine they will bring the MoBros in for a puppet government and let them do all the Muslim stuff they want as long as it doesn't get in their way.

Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 10:28 PM (MtwBb)

226 g'evening, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 18, 2011 10:29 PM (JMmQ9)

227 We need a new Jefferson, Madison, and Adams.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 10:27 PM (3aXbg)

I could settle for the Hannah twins.

Am I Wrong??

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:29 PM (niZvt)

228 Dick Cheney, we need Dick Cheney. Doesn't he have a bat signal or something.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:28 PM (loM0R)

it'ss more like a shadow puppet thing but yeah

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:30 PM (8sCoq)

229 Oh god, thanks for bringing the Krampus back up from the depths of my nightmares. As a military brat stationed in Germany this was the most horrifying Christmas tradition of all. He would come to the house and threaten to take you away if you were bad, and your parents would have to vouch for you. Scary as hell but scared me straight. I think the delayed marriage thing is due tomany things. A lot of the single girls I know work but live with their parents, if they have moved out they just live in groups. And frankly guys don't grow up as fast as they used to, with or without a quality job.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 10:30 PM (tKFT6)

230 SD 31 BAL 7

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:30 PM (8sCoq)

231 I didn't shift right. If anything, I shifted libertarian, only without the drugs and sex. I was raised hardcore SoCon (Southern Baptist preacher's kid). Mostly the same, only have absolutely no desire to see the government sort anything out. Seriously

There oughtta be a law against any solution that starts out
"There oughtta be a law."

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:30 PM (d88g9)

232 221 damn - Ravens have walked into a buzzsaw tonight
Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:27 PM (8sCoq)
Werent the ravens bitching about tebow this week? Maybe they have game planned for the Chargers.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:30 PM (R21xD)

233 For me it is less about "shifting to the right" than about the fact that the problems of big government, which used to be something to be cranky about from time to time, has now ballooned to become an existential crisis for the nation. So I want to fix it, and not being willing to fix it is not acceptable.

Posted by: Splunge at December 18, 2011 10:31 PM (2IW5Q)

234 228 Dick Cheney, we need Dick Cheney. Doesn't he have a bat signal or something.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:28 PM (loM0R)



it'ss more like a shadow puppet thing but yeah

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:30 PM (8sCoq)

in don 't care what it is would someone please go to the aoshq roof and light it off?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:31 PM (loM0R)

235 Oh, and another point, let's look at how well me-tooism worked in real numbers.

Budget in 2001(last Clinton): $1.9T

Budget in 2007(last R Congress): $2.8T


Budget in 2009(last Bush): $3.1T

How can that be defended?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 10:31 PM (3aXbg)

236 I just got in a balloon flight a little out of the ordinary. A lady had me fly over her house and drop some of her father's ashes. I wish I had been able to do that with my own father's. After that she enjoyed the adventure of flight.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 10:31 PM (JKNDp)

237 Hannah Minx... Crying Game.

There's a strange thought, for ya...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:31 PM (niZvt)

238 I could settle for the Hannah twins.
Why settle, cc? Go for Christina and the Hannah twins. Or would that be the Christina twins and the Hannah twins?

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 10:31 PM (7yvLv)

239 Am I Wrong??
Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:29 PM (niZvt)

You are as far from wrong as a man can get.

I picture her and Ms. Hendricks discovering in the shower that men are not always necessary.

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:32 PM (R1+VK)

240
Dick Cheney, we need Dick Cheney. Doesn't he have a bat signal or something.Cheney/Cheney '12. Any combination of Dick, Lynne, and/or Liz. Hell I'd even include the lesbian one.

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:32 PM (d88g9)

241 Why settle, cc? Go for Christina and the Hannah twins. Or would that be the Christina twins and the Hannah twins?

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 10:31 PM (7yvLv)

The Doublemint Twins!!

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:33 PM (niZvt)

242 Dick Cheney, we need Dick Cheney. Doesn't he have a bat signal or something.

Doesn't Shay Nee mean "Swollen Huge in Anger" in Japanese?

eman, help me out here...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:34 PM (niZvt)

243 I could settle for the Hannah twins.



Am I Wrong??

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:29 PM (niZvt)
Speaking of twins.

Posted by: Hannah Jinx at December 18, 2011 10:35 PM (3aXbg)

244 marriage is doomed
girls hold out for trophy husband while banging everything that moves
guys play video games and beer pong because they know the girls are banging everything that moves anyway, so why break a sweat being a man?

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:35 PM (8sCoq)

245 please tell me I wasn't the only one who watched Geek Love on TLC. Show was fucking hilarious with equal parts of sad

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 10:35 PM (M8yfa)

246 240 Dick Cheney, we need Dick Cheney. Doesn't he have a bat signal or something.

Cheney/Cheney '12. Any combination of Dick, Lynne, and/or Liz. Hell I'd even include the lesbian one.
Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:32 PM (d88g9)

hell i would even settle for cheney / hendricks - and I am not even a fan

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:35 PM (loM0R)

247 Speaking of twins.

Posted by: Hannah Jinx at December 18, 2011 10:35 PM (3aXbg)

Hannah has a Horny Sister? Who'd a thunk??

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:36 PM (niZvt)

248 I have been married twice. The first one was performed by a preacher in my in-laws living room. It lasted 3 years. The next one was performed by a JP in his livingroom. It has lasted 37 years and i am still counting. It is a chick thing to spend big bucks for a wedding. I gave each ofmy daughter 5K and do with it as you wish. Neither one used the money for their wedding. They used it to pay off the hubby to be's bills. Neither ended getting married with it. One has gone on to get married and they paid for that one. The jury is out on the other's marriage. If they do they get to pay for the party.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 10:37 PM (JKNDp)

249 Speaking of twins.
I'd like to see the structural analysis of that top. Who said geek?

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 10:37 PM (7yvLv)

250
please tell me I wasn't the only one who watched Geek Love on TLC. Show was fucking hilarious with equal parts of sad
Details!

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 10:38 PM (+1TUS)

251 Werent the ravens bitching about tebow this week? Maybe they have game planned for the Chargers.
Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:30 PM (R21xD)

everybody's been bitching about Tebow- he won't stop saying 'Jesus'

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:38 PM (8sCoq)

252 244
marriage is doomed

girls hold out for trophy husband while banging everything that moves

guys play video games and beer pong because they know the girls are banging everything that moves anyway, so why break a sweat being a man?

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:35 PM (8sCoq)

Well, it seems to me there are going to be lots and lots of desperately lonely women out there in 20 or 30 years, but by then I'll be counting my chips to get them ready for cashing in, so... Who cares??

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:38 PM (niZvt)

253 Details!


Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 10:38 PM (+1TUS)

Nerds at the NYC Comic-con speed dating. In the first episode, a fat dude talked wookie to every girl. Second episode, a girl had her mom go on the date with her
They're replaying them in 20 minutes

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 10:39 PM (M8yfa)

254 everybody's been bitching about Tebow- he won't stop saying 'Jesus'
I prefer that to Allah Akbar and nobody would be bitching in the MFM about that.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 10:40 PM (JKNDp)

255 everybody's been bitching about Tebow- he won't stop saying 'Jesus'
A wideout on the Packers was bitching this week about it, how they weren't getting enough attention, and looked what happened.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 10:40 PM (tKFT6)

256 Who tapes the Hannah Minx videos?

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:41 PM (R1+VK)

257 I guess everybody is doing their posting at the Kim Ill jung jerkwad thread.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 10:41 PM (JKNDp)

258 254
everybody's been bitching about Tebow- he won't stop saying 'Jesus'

Better than the pundit over at HotGas calling himself Allah, after all...

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:41 PM (niZvt)

259 everybody's been bitching about Tebow- he won't stop saying 'Jesus'
Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:38 PM (8sCoq)
Thats not true, he has just been playing football, and takes a knee after the game. This has been going on forever in the NFL. Remember Rev Reggie White.
Tebowsaid God does not care about who wins a football game.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:42 PM (R21xD)

260 Well, it seems to me there are going to be lots and lots of desperately lonely women out there in 20 or 30 years, but by then I'll be counting my chips to get them ready for cashing in, so... Who cares??
Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:38 PM (niZvt)

I'd be happy to meet a nice lady who knows how to bake a really good pecan pie and will let me spend money on her

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:42 PM (8sCoq)

261 256 Who tapes the Hannah Minx videos?
Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:41 PM (R1+VK)

That would be Bob Dole.

Posted by: Bob Dole Sporting Natural Railroad Spike at December 18, 2011 10:42 PM (niZvt)

262 Tebowsaid God does not care about who wins a football game.
Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:42 PM (R21xD)

I know- I was being facetious

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (8sCoq)

263 I'd be happy to meet a nice lady who knows how to bake a really good pecan pie and will let me spend money on her

I can learn to bake pecan pie for that.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (E+E+p)

264 220
To the extent that the real Guy Fawkes was a revolutionary he was one in support of authoritarian theocracy.

That overstates the case. He supported Cavalier rule. That would have meant something more like Charles II or, at its most extreme, the early Tudors. And the Church would have been Catholic, not Islamic or - worse - Puritan.

So authoritarianism tempered by theocracy.

Posted by: Zimriel at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (6GvAC)

265 Omg, fox put cliPs from team America in the lil Kim report just now. "I'm so ronery..."

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (cv08Y)

266 Who tapes the Hannah Minx videos?

Posted by: eman at December 18, 2011 10:41 PM (R1+VK)
Some lucky SOB?
Actually, she talks with the camera woman in some of the videos.

Posted by: Hannah Jinx at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (3aXbg)

267 #222: The Japanese have several different words for "I" or "me".

Watashi is okay for general use for both men and women of all ages.

Most men use "ore" instead, especially when dealing with equal or "lesser" people.

Most women prefer "atashi".

Old men tend to use "washi", while younger guys and tomboys tend to use "boku".

If you're saying we or us, "watashi-tachi" is the preferred term for most situations. "-tachi" is a suffix that can be applied to any form of "I" to make it plural (we), but should only be applied to a version fitting the group in question. If everyone you're including in your group is a roughneck, then "ore-tachi" is okay. If you're all young fellows or tomboys, "boku-tachi" is fine. But if you're a bunch of girls with one guy, "watashi-tachi" is better; you can say "atashi-tachi" instead, but you will be teasing the guy for being effeminate.

Also, in common speech, it's okay to drop the "desu" part, considering it implied by context. If you really want to emphasize it, basically saying, I'm SO Republican," or "I'm Republican and PROUD!" then you can substitute "da yo" for desu.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (vQfJ3)

268 Well, nice to know Kim Jong Il has taken his place on Ted Kennedy's rotisserie in hell...

And on that high note, I'm calling it a night.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (niZvt)

269 I'd be happy to meet a nice lady who knows how to bake a really good pecan pie and will let me spend money on her
Good luck on that, the height of my cooking expertise is making pasta and I cook better than the vast majority of women my age. Every girl I know in her 20's just goes out a couple of days and makes it last for the rest of the week.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 10:45 PM (tKFT6)

270 I'd be happy to meet a nice lady who knows how to bake a really good pecan pie and will let me spend money on her
Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:42 PM (8sCoq)
She's out there, but I imagine she does not look like Christina Hendricks.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:45 PM (R21xD)

271 Actually, she talks with the camera woman in some of the videos.

Posted by: Hannah Jinx at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (3aXbg)

OMG!!!!! A Hannah Lesbian Angle!!

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:45 PM (niZvt)

272 FWIW, I was at a party last night for my cousin in law and I was the only single person there. Everyone is in their late 20s and they're all married or going to be soon. Completely anecdotal, of course. Just throwing it out there.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 10:46 PM (E+E+p)

273 I know- I was being facetious
Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (8sCoq)
Sorry, can't tell sometimes,

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:46 PM (R21xD)

274 Rummy? Is that you?? I was wondering where's the rum for a while now... how you been?

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:47 PM (niZvt)

275 FWIW, I was at a party last night for my cousin in
law and I was the only single person there. Everyone is in their late
20s and they're all married or going to be soon. Completely anecdotal,
of course. Just throwing it out there.


Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 10:46 PM (E+E+p)

I'm pretty much there with my friends, it's pretty sad

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 10:47 PM (M8yfa)

276 Saw this picture on another site I lurk at.

With all the talk of pantsless posting, I'm wondering which of the 'ettes was flying recently...

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:48 PM (d88g9)

277 That would have meant something more like Charles II

Charles I, that is. Keyboard stutter

Posted by: Zimriel at December 18, 2011 10:48 PM (6GvAC)

278 263 I'd be happy to meet a nice lady who knows how to bake a really good pecan pie and will let me spend money on her

I can learn to bake pecan pie for that.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (E+E+p)

save your money. any bachelor that can follow directions can make a pecan pie. it is quick, easy, and you can have the entire thing to yourself after you send the girl home

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:48 PM (loM0R)

279 Hey, Rum! Good to see you!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 10:48 PM (vQfJ3)

280 276 Saw this picture on another site I lurk at.

With all the talk of pantsless posting, I'm wondering which of the 'ettes was flying recently...
Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:48 PM (d88g9)

I'm never going to forgive you for that. Now pass the eye bleach.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:48 PM (niZvt)

281
Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 10:48 PM (d88g9)

can I get some peaches with that cottage cheese?

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 10:49 PM (M8yfa)

282 272 FWIW, I was at a party last night for my cousin in law and I was the only single person there. Everyone is in their late 20s and they're all married or going to be soon. Completely anecdotal, of course. Just throwing it out there.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 10:46 PM (E+E+p)
Don't worry, in a few years when you go to the party everyone will be in their early 30's and divorced.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 10:49 PM (GULKT)

283 That's okay Rum...by the time you're getting hitched, they'll be on wedding #2

Posted by: laceyunderalls at December 18, 2011 10:49 PM (qxy1P)

284 I can learn to bake pecan pie for that.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 10:44 PM (E+E+p)

How you doin'?

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:49 PM (8sCoq)

285 Don't worry, in a few years when you go to the party everyone will be in their early 30's and divorced.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 10:49 PM (GULKT)

They'll have gread DVDs of their expensive weddings, though.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:50 PM (niZvt)

286 great, too

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:51 PM (niZvt)

287 107 No reversals, no sudden revelations that it's the stepfather or his old boss or something.

Reversals and sudden revelations are so de rigueur that they've often ceased being surprising.


Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 18, 2011 10:51 PM (72afg)

288 Reversals and sudden revelations are so de rigueur that they've often ceased being surprising.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 18, 2011 10:51 PM (72afg)
Bite me.

Posted by: M Night Shmasomething at December 18, 2011 10:53 PM (3aXbg)

289 ... meh. I just have my timeline wrong about the Stuarts. Probably my cue to go watch Super Troopers again and hit the bunk.

'nite 'rons / nettes!

Posted by: Zimriel at December 18, 2011 10:53 PM (6GvAC)

290 287 107 No reversals, no sudden revelations that it's the stepfather or his old boss or something.

Reversals and sudden revelations are so de rigueur that they've often ceased being surprising.


Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 18, 2011 10:51 PM (72afg)

"The Others" had the most predictable ending ever.

Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:53 PM (niZvt)

291 And Rum there is a new RandomGuy video up. Its a Thanksgiving one and short. There's also one of just him he put up saying that he was going to be putting up more videos. Of course that was before Thanksgiving and there is only that one. In case you haven't watched it.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 10:54 PM (GULKT)

292 Good night, Zim!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 10:54 PM (vQfJ3)

293 Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:49 PM (8sCoq)

I'm a pro at baking cookies. And I cook too.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 10:54 PM (E+E+p)

294 >Sorry, can't tell sometimes,
Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:46 PM (R21xD)

I live in Denver Metro and have heard enough about Tim Tebow the last few weeks to last me several lifetimes.
I like the guy, he plays the game hard,and he and the Broncos have had a nice run lately- but the balloon had to pop sooner or later, and it did today

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:54 PM (8sCoq)

295 FWIW, I was at a party last night for my cousin in law and I was the
only single person there. Everyone is in their late 20s and they're all
married or going to be soon. Completely anecdotal, of course. Just
throwing it out there.

I understand what you're going through. Most of my peers are married or in long term relationships. It's even worse, because there is a certain social dynamic among married officers, especially as the social connections that marriage brings about do matter for your career.

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 10:54 PM (+1TUS)

296 Anytime anyone says "Iraq," I say "Me too!"

Posted by: Hannah the Minx at December 18, 2011 10:56 PM (niZvt)

297 290 287 107 No reversals, no sudden revelations that it's the stepfather or his old boss or something. Reversals and sudden revelations are so de rigueur that they've often ceased being surprising. Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 18, 2011 10:51 PM (72afg) "The Others" had the most predictable ending ever.
Posted by: CoolCzech at December 18, 2011 10:53 PM (niZvt)
For movie endings. I really loved the ending of the new Sherlock Holmes. Thought the last 5 minutes or sowere excellent.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 10:56 PM (GULKT)

298
Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 10:54 PM (GULKT)

Sweet! I'll go look it up. I'd forgotten about that.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 10:58 PM (E+E+p)

299 I'm a pro at baking cookies. And I cook too.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 10:54 PM (E+E+p)

do yo have a favorite cookie?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:58 PM (loM0R)

300 I live in Denver Metro and have heard enough about Tim Tebow the last few weeks to last me several lifetimes.
I like the guy, he plays the game hard,and he and the Broncos have had a nice run lately- but the balloon had to pop sooner or later, and it did today
Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:54 PM (8sCoq)
Oh Ican imagine. I think the media is building him up to take him down, sadly.
I just think hes a good guy who wants to play football, and I love the Raiders, so it is really impossible for me to root for him, but I am.
But if it comes down to the broncos vs my Raiders, well, the gloves are off, tee hee.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:59 PM (R21xD)

301 189 #171: Also, because marriage as an institution has to benefit men in order to work properly. Modern divorce law has made it far too easy for a woman to marry a man, then walk away for no real reason and take half (or more, if they've had kids) of everything he's ever earned or will ever earn.
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 10:17 PM (vQfJ3)

This, unfortunately, particularly if it's a traditional arrangement with the man as the sole or primary breadwinner. There's not much disincentive for the woman to file for divorce if she gets bored, meets someone else or decides she needs to go "find herself" or any reason or no reason for that matter.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2011 10:59 PM (kD+Om)

302 do yo have a favorite cookie?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:58 PM (loM0R)

yucky cookie

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 11:00 PM (M8yfa)

303 I'm pretty much there with my friends, it's pretty sad

I'm not bothered by it at all. I was more the outsider because it was my cousin and cousin-in-law's circle of friends, not because they're married. God knows I'm not ready for marriage and probably won't be anytime soon.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:00 PM (E+E+p)

304 Keyboard stutter
Was that a shot at me, bub?

That's dickhead's doing; not mine.

Posted by: TOTUS at December 18, 2011 11:00 PM (sHY5w)

305 Hey, Jones! Fellow Denverite here. I don't think the Tebow bubble has burst; the Patriots are just a really good team.

If the Broncos make the playoffs for the first time in several years (and there's actually a very good chance of that), I think the hype will pick back up like it never stopped.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:00 PM (vQfJ3)

306 Early to bed, blah, blah, blah . . . . Keep yer powder dry.

Posted by: L Rob in OK at December 18, 2011 11:01 PM (7yvLv)

307
Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 10:59 PM (R21xD)
Nah - Tebow only lost because because God was busy expediting Kim Jong Ill's departure from this mortal plane. Seriously, you're right. And Denver needs a better O-line before they can truly start to shine, among other things.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 11:01 PM (UR5vq)

308 do yo have a favorite cookie?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:58 PM (loM0R)
Pumpkin cream sammich cookies. They're sooo yummy.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:01 PM (E+E+p)

309 Oh Ican imagine. I think the media is building him up to take him down, sadly.
Bingo, I thinkTebow should call Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smithand kindly tellthem to eff off.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 11:01 PM (tKFT6)

310 If the Broncos make the playoffs for the first
time in several years (and there's actually a very good chance of that),
I think the hype will pick back up like it never stopped.


Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:00 PM (vQfJ3)

their defense and o-line played like how they opened up the season

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 11:02 PM (M8yfa)

311 Good night, L. Rob!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:02 PM (vQfJ3)

312 Broncos lost because Tebow prayed for the Chiefs instead today.

Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 11:03 PM (d88g9)

313 Cummins, Caterpillar, Deutz, Parker, Komatsu, Scania, Volvo, Iveco, Pekins, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Nissan, Hino, Isuzu, Mann, Toyota

Posted by: hftvj at December 18, 2011 11:03 PM (8lTrJ)

314 Seriously, you're right. And Denver needs a better O-line before they can truly start to shine, among other things.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 11:01 PM (UR5vq)
Yeah when they are in the definite pass mode it really shows. Other times its not as noticeable because the defense is a bit hesitant because if he drops back he's still a run threat. But down 15-20 points he's going to be looking downfield for that big yardage chunk.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:05 PM (GULKT)

315 308 do yo have a favorite cookie?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 10:58 PM (loM0R)

Pumpkin cream sammich cookies. They're sooo yummy.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:01 PM (E+E+p)

So you are skilled and patient enough to make the complicated cookies. My production team only makes simple cookies. We do make them in incredible quantities but we do not have the patience or skill to mess with sandwich cookies.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:05 PM (loM0R)

316 187 Interesting to realize I've seen TONS of white moms walking around with
black, hispanic, or asian kids... but NEVER EVER any minority member
with an adopted white kid.

It's because white people are racist.

Or something.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 18, 2011 11:05 PM (72afg)

317 I'd be happy to meet a nice lady who knows how to bake a really good pecan pie and will let me spend money on her

Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:42 PM (8sCoq)

Hi. How are you doing.

wink wink.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp is single and can cook at December 18, 2011 11:06 PM (qjUnn)

318 God knows I'm not ready for marriage and probably won't be anytime soon.Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:00 PM (E+E+p)


Trust me, it sucks. I had to go join the Foreign Legion to get away from the crazy broad I married. All day long it was NAG NAG this, NAG NAG that, put out the garbage, wash the windows, mow the lawn, do the laundry; this babe turned me into a ROBOT. And the in-laws! Don't even get me started. She was such a hot, sexy number before we got hitched, too. Anyway, I gotta go finish this diary entry before I go on guard duty.

Posted by: Donald Duck at December 18, 2011 11:07 PM (tXq+o)

319 312 Broncos lost because Tebow prayed for the Chiefs instead today.
Posted by: Bomber at December 18, 2011 11:03 PM (d88g9)

I think he was praying for the Colts.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp is single and can cook at December 18, 2011 11:07 PM (qjUnn)

320 317 I'd be happy to meet a nice lady who knows how to bake a really good pecan pie and will let me spend money on her Posted by: Jones at December 18, 2011 10:42 PM (8sCoq) Hi. How are you doing. wink wink.
Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp is single and can cook at December 18, 2011 11:06 PM (qjUnn)
So much for your time off from dating

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:07 PM (GULKT)

321 I can bake. I just want to find a woman who knows how to dance.

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 11:07 PM (+1TUS)

322 So someone said next week the NFL are playing 12 games on saturday (because of christmas on sunday?) ?

Posted by: Palerider at December 18, 2011 11:07 PM (FBj6Z)

323
Broncos lost because Tebow prayed for the Chiefs instead today.

Or because Green Bay's pact with Satan expired; the Cheatriots got their pact renewed though.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 11:08 PM (UR5vq)

324 Seriously, you're right. And Denver needs a better O-line before they can truly start to shine, among other things.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 11:01 PM (UR5vq)
Yes, very true. I said earlier the AFC west is open to the best team, and after tonite, it is lookin like san diego in this division.
But don't count my Raiders out, they have had some weird streaks this year.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 11:08 PM (R21xD)

325
I can bake. I just want to find a woman who knows how to dance.


Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 11:07 PM (+1TUS)

fuck dancing, I want a girl that sucks a mean dick and swallows afterwards

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 11:08 PM (M8yfa)

326 Important observation. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches do not go well with bourbon. Finish the sammich use the first two swigs of iced bourbon to cleans the pallatte and proced normally.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:08 PM (JKNDp)

327 Broncos lost because Tebow prayed for the Chiefs instead today. I think he was praying for the Colts.
His Prayer was the first shall be last and the last shall be first, and God took him at his word.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 11:09 PM (tKFT6)

328
So someone said next week the NFL are playing 12 games on saturday (because of christmas on sunday?) ?

Posted by: Palerider at December 18, 2011 11:07 PM (FBj6Z)

correct with Pack and Bears on Christmas

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 11:09 PM (M8yfa)

329 It's because white people are racist.

Or something.
Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 18, 2011 11:05 PM (72afg)

or something - trying to raise them in white culture to deprive them of their own natural cultural greatness and wipe out the great culture that their parents came from.

the remarkable thing is that interracial adoption ever happens the way the minorities fight it and that preference is usually given to same minority parents even when they have criminal records and previous difficulties with chemical addiction.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:09 PM (loM0R)

330 322 So someone said next week the NFL are playing 12 games on saturday (because of christmas on sunday?) ?
Posted by: Palerider at December 18, 2011 11:07 PM (FBj6Z)
No you heard wrong. Its 13.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:10 PM (GULKT)

331 321 I can bake. I just want to find a woman who knows how to dance.
Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 11:07 PM (+1TUS)

with or without pole?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:11 PM (loM0R)

332 Out of scotch. Must suffer through glass of of uf Bullet Bourbon. Wheeze

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:11 PM (JKNDp)

333 So much for your time off from dating

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:07 PM (GULKT)

Ya'll said leave the door open.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp is single and can cook at December 18, 2011 11:11 PM (qjUnn)

334 the remarkable thing is that interracial adoption ever happens the way
the minorities fight it and that preference is usually given to same
minority parents even when they have criminal records and previous
difficulties with chemical addiction.

I'd imagine that a lot of those interracial adoptions are from overseas. I had a boss who adopted an infant from Africa because it was cheaper than trying to adopt an American baby, with less complications and heartache as well.

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 11:12 PM (+1TUS)

335
326 Important observation. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches do not go well with bourbon. Finish the sammich use the first two swigs of iced bourbon to cleans the pallatte and proced normally.
Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:08 PM (JKNDp)
No Way, peanut butter and jellysandwiches are the most perfect food on the earth!!

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 11:12 PM (R21xD)

336 Thanks Dude and Buzzion.

Posted by: Palerider at December 18, 2011 11:12 PM (FBj6Z)

337 National Review hasn't been worth reading in entirety since Buckley stepped down.

NRO.com is only barely readable, and that is the Campaign Spot and VDH's writings.

Hannah is awesome as always.

The comment about weddings being costly, damn right they are. One of the reasons I will spend the balance of 2012 (After mid-September) drinking heavily and ducking debt collectors along with my soon-to-be wife. The other being what could be a very nasty November.

Posted by: CAC at December 18, 2011 11:13 PM (JEVge)

338 I hope I'm not jumping in here with something that has already been decided. I've been arguing with the wife about the cost of a wedding for my daughter.

What should be the limit forless than middle class parents to pay for a wedding? I consider myself as middle class but I don't think I qualify.

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:13 PM (JGYCE)

339 Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:05 PM (loM0R)

I gather you bake for a living? I just do it for fun so I don't have to worry about deadlines or anything. But the pumpkin sammich ones are really easy to make and assemble. It's just the assembling that can be a little time consuming.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:13 PM (E+E+p)

340 5 demerits for The Dude. Dick sucking is not allowed on Breitbart's favorite comments blog.

Posted by: veeka oot hall monitor at December 18, 2011 11:13 PM (5+1Pg)

341 I'd imagine that a lot of those interracial adoptions are from overseas. I had a boss who adopted an infant from Africa because it was cheaper than trying to adopt an American baby, with less complications and heartache as well.
Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 11:12 PM (+1TUS)

that is why I am only adopting dogs

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:13 PM (loM0R)

342 I'm going to look into the gaming but I bought a Sony SMP N100 (like a Roku) in October for $80 and cancelled DirecTV ($75/mo - $900/yr).
Now I pay $16/mo. ($192 a year) for Hulu Plus and Netflix.

So far I've watched - without any commercials - all of: Firefly, Jeremiah, Jericho, Star Trek, Arrested Development
4 seasons of ST:TNG
3 seasons of Larry Sanders
2 seasons of BSG
2 seasons of Rockford Files
ALL of the Ken Burns documentaries and a whole lot of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and AH Hour, and so much other stuff.

Netflix has no commercials but Hulu does have brief commercial breaks (no longer than 7 minutes an hour though instead of 16 on TV).

It's not for people who have to watch every new episode immediately, there's about a 2-3 week waiting period before you can see current season episodes on Hulu (except for most Comedy Central shows- 1 day delay).

What helped me finally decide was finding a way to watch football for free (legally). That was the deal breaker and the only reason I was with DirecTV to begin with. When I called to cancel DirecTV they offered me half off Sunday Ticket and any 2 movie channels free for 3 months. heh

Posted by: CozMark at December 18, 2011 11:14 PM (HK4Kc)

343 with or without pole?

Without. I want to be able to take a girl to a Friday night milonga. It seems like there are almost no women in their 20s or early 30s who know how to dance socially anymore. They can gyrate on a dance floor, and a few can swing and salsa, but they usually suck as followers and have a vastly inflated sense of their abilities.

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 11:14 PM (+1TUS)

344
What should be the limit forless than middle
class parents to pay for a wedding? I consider myself as middle class
but I don't think I qualify.

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:13 PM (JGYCE)

just have the parents and children go down to the bahamas and have a beach wedding. It's romantic and pretty damn cheap

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 11:15 PM (M8yfa)

345 329 or something - trying to raise them in white culture to deprive them of
their own natural cultural greatness and wipe out the great culture that
their parents came from.


Heh. I had a few sentences riffing on but decided decided against posting them. I was concerned about the similarity between my handle and another commenters who's been hammered recently over their racial views and didn't want to cause any confusion.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 18, 2011 11:15 PM (72afg)

346 What should be the limit for less than middle class parents to pay for a wedding? I consider myself as middle class but I don't think I qualify.

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:13 PM (JGYCE)
Brace yourself.

We will be lucky to get anything from our parents, and we are already crossing our fingers that that "anything" is in the four figures.

Posted by: CAC at December 18, 2011 11:15 PM (JEVge)

347 Hi CAC!
No poll update today?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:15 PM (s7mIC)

348 almost topped the puppeht list. had I only known I was that close...

Posted by: garrett at December 18, 2011 11:16 PM (FKnN+)

349 Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:13 PM (JGYCE)

My cousin and his wife budgeted for $10-15k and ended up spending I think close to $20k. My aunt picked up some of the tab because part of it going over was her fault; she added a bunch of guests after the fact. Otherwise they pretty much paid for everything on their own and any debt from the wedding was paid off asap.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:17 PM (E+E+p)

350 336 Thanks Dude and Buzzion.

Huh? Oh, THE Dude. Sorry, my mistake.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 18, 2011 11:17 PM (72afg)

351 Ahhh..... no work tomorrow, no getting son up for school tomorrow. all is well in the Shrimp world.
I plan on sleeping til noon.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp is single and can cook at December 18, 2011 11:17 PM (qjUnn)

352 Ronster, check post #248. I was probably light by half but considering all of it was tossed down the rat hole I figure I got it right.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:17 PM (JKNDp)

353 340
5 demerits for The Dude. Dick sucking is not allowed on Breitbart's favorite comments blog.Posted by: veeka oot hall monitor at December 18, 2011 11:13 PM (5+1Pg)

It's allowed, we just don't want certain people to ruin it for everybody.

Posted by: Sluts Anonymous Annual Membership Drive at December 18, 2011 11:17 PM (tXq+o)

354 No poll update today?
Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:15 PM (s7mIC)
Virus on my computer keeps crashing my IE, Firefox and Chrome. Probably tomorrow at work when I have a moment.

Posted by: CAC at December 18, 2011 11:18 PM (JEVge)

355 Also consider I live in Ohio not NY or LA which would double or triple the amount.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:18 PM (JKNDp)

356 351 Ahhh..... no work tomorrow, no getting son up for school tomorrow. all is well in the Shrimp world. I plan on sleeping til noon.
Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp is single and can cook at December 18, 2011 11:17 PM (qjUnn)
Oh bite me.

Posted by: buzzion has to be up in less than 6 hours at December 18, 2011 11:18 PM (GULKT)

357 Dick sucking is not allowed on Breitbart's favorite comments blog.

Hmm, guess I shouldn't mention my whole not spitting thing then, eh?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 18, 2011 11:19 PM (cv08Y)

358
Posted by: CAC at December 18, 2011 11:18 PM (JEVge)

bummer dudesorry to hear that

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:19 PM (s7mIC)

359 Dave Ramsey on paying for a wedding:
http://tinyurl.com/czfa98x

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:19 PM (s7mIC)

360 The price people pay for weddings is retarded.
Best to save fort he divorce.

Posted by: garrett at December 18, 2011 11:19 PM (FKnN+)

361 What should be the limit for less than middle class parents to pay for a wedding? I consider myself as middle class but I don't think I qualify. My Dad offered my brother in-law 10,000 dollars to elopealongwith ahuge party at his house for everyone after the honeymoon. I thought he was going to do it until my Mom found out and put a stop to it. My Dad ended up splitting the 20k cost with his parents about 70/30.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 11:20 PM (tKFT6)

362 So CAC, you are saying that you expect to pay for your wedding without help from either of your parents. I like that. Is this your first wedding, and how old are you?

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:20 PM (JGYCE)

363 The price people pay for weddings is retarded.
Best to save for the divorce.
Dude! Word.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:21 PM (JKNDp)

364 Whoa, Shrimp is single? Hi, there!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:21 PM (vQfJ3)

365 Hi Rum!
How is everything?


Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:21 PM (s7mIC)

366 360
The price people pay for weddings is retarded.

Best to save fort he divorce.

Posted by: garrett at December 18, 2011 11:19 PM (FKnN+)

Damn straight.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp is single and can cook at December 18, 2011 11:21 PM (qjUnn)

367 The price people pay for weddings is retarded.
Best to save fort he divorce.

Posted by: garrett at December 18, 2011 11:19 PM (FKnN+)

How does the old saying go?A wedding is grand, a divorce is 50 grand

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:22 PM (s7mIC)

368 339 Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:05 PM (loM0R)

I gather you bake for a living? I just do it for fun so I don't have to worry about deadlines or anything. But the pumpkin sammich ones are really easy to make and assemble. It's just the assembling that can be a little time consuming.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:13 PM (E+E+p)

no, sorry if my production line overstated the significance of my baking. I only bake at home but I am very organized about it and do bake in ver large quantities. Lately I have been pressing all of our holiday guests into baking. The big difference between those pressed into service in my kitchen and those on British ships is that the British had the decency to have standards for doling out lashes whereas mine are more variable and occur not only for misbehavior but for underachieving; come to think of it it might be more appropriate to refer tom my kitchen as a shorebound galley - pun intended.

I do not have any special talent but I can read and take direction like a @#%%$%@#@$er so we are pretty good at things like chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies. My mother used to bake a lot of things and no one in our family picked up the cookie standard so I did. It is fun and I have found that almost everyone likes cookies and home made cookies are even better.

We also make a few quick breads and pound cakes, and pies. Oh yeah and birthday cakes, but all of those are done on a one off or small scale basis.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:22 PM (loM0R)

369 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 18, 2011 11:19 PM (cv08Y)
You're very cruel

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:23 PM (GULKT)

370 Best to save fort he divorce

Or skip the hassle altogether & stay single.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 18, 2011 11:23 PM (cv08Y)

371 My Dad offered my brother in-law 10,000 dollars to elope along with a huge party at his house for everyone after the honeymoon. I thought he was going to do it until my Mom found out and put a stop to it. My Dad ended up splitting the 20k cost with his parents about 70/30.Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 11:20 PM (tKFT6)

I blame a lot mothers too for the wedding inflation. They get caught up in the fantasy frenzy as well and end up playing right into the hand of the wedding-industrial complex. :-)

Posted by: Mtenloch at December 18, 2011 11:23 PM (/IES6)

372 364 Whoa, Shrimp is single? Hi, there!
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:21 PM (vQfJ3)

Hi!

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp is single and can cook at December 18, 2011 11:24 PM (qjUnn)

373 Oh, and Rum is single, too... ojamamashite!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:24 PM (vQfJ3)

374 370
Best to save fort he divorce



Or skip the hassle altogether stay single.This.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 11:24 PM (UR5vq)

375 You're very cruel Posted by: buzzion

Indeed.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 18, 2011 11:25 PM (cv08Y)

376 Oh, Shrimp can cook, too... what's your signature dish?

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:25 PM (vQfJ3)

377 Without. I want to be able to take a girl to a Friday night milonga. It seems like there are almost no women in their 20s or early 30s who know how to dance socially anymore. They can gyrate on a dance floor, and a few can swing and salsa, but they usually suck as followers and have a vastly inflated sense of their abilities.
Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 11:14 PM (+1TUS)
The thing is, the mixed messages are everywhere.
Guys say they want a regular girl, but come on, you guys all like the girls who lets face it, are not what normal girls look like. They are super models, or slutty.
WTF is a single girl to think?

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 11:26 PM (R21xD)

378 ChemJeff !!!

Car OK ?

Posted by: Steck at December 18, 2011 11:26 PM (RL7U1)

379 So CAC, you are saying that you expect to pay for your wedding without help from either of your parents. I like that. Is this your first wedding, and how old are you?
Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:20 PM (JGYCE)
We are trying. We would've waited another year to pay for it free and clear, no antiacids necessary. Erinn's dad's alzheimers has accelarated, so its make or break time while he is still aware. Realistically, I think we are going to come up about $5k short, so here's hoping amongst both our extended families we can get that last bit.

We are both 26. Been engaged for ages (putting it off "until we had the money ourselves" until her Dad's latest bout). Will be our last wedding too.

Posted by: CAC at December 18, 2011 11:26 PM (JEVge)

380 eloping on the beach or somewhere beautiful is still the best option and the cheapest

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 11:26 PM (M8yfa)

381 OnLive is *great* for trying out games to see if they're worth buying. Also great if you're away from your main gaming setup but can be assured a good internet connection.

Last I check though, they really need to expand their selection.

Overall grade B-. Good but needs improvement.

Posted by: supercore23 at December 18, 2011 11:26 PM (ZUFNn)

382 I blame a lot mothers too for the wedding inflation. They get caught up
in the fantasy frenzy too and end up playing right into the hand of the
wedding-industrial complex. :-).

That too. My mom never had a formal wedding ceremony and thus lived a bit vicariously through her daughter for the wedding prep, although the total cost was nowhere near the national average (25K, I think).

It's a damn racket.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 11:26 PM (UR5vq)

383 345 329 or something - trying to raise them in white culture to deprive them of their own natural cultural greatness and wipe out the great culture that their parents came from.

Heh. I had a few sentences riffing on but decided decided against posting them. I was concerned about the similarity between my handle and another commenters who's been hammered recently over their racial views and didn't want to cause any confusion.
Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 18, 2011 11:15 PM (72afg)

i do not think it is racist is it? i think the racism is on the part of the people that are trying to stop interracial adoption. you have to be seriously racist to agree to take and raise someone from a different race in a way that makes them prefer the race of their adopted family over that of their color.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:27 PM (loM0R)

384 Hi Steck
Yeah, car is OK, it was just the stupid battery
but I panicked as usual
Called my co-worker, he was able to come over and give me a jump


Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:27 PM (s7mIC)

385 Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:22 PM (loM0R)

LOL! I don't bake in mass quantities. I just do whatever the directions say and then see how many I get out of a batch. I don't usually have to bake for a lot of people. This Christmas season I haven't done as much baking. I'm not sure why.

I do make quick breads too. I want to learn to make pie. I haven't gotten that far although I did make banoffee pie one year and *that* was an ordeal. Only because the "offee" part of the banoffee is time consuming. It was good pie. I think one piece had 3,000 calories though.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:27 PM (E+E+p)

386 Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:22 PM (loM0R)

Being able to whip out a set of homemade cookies on short notice is great. Throw in a nice bottle of wine and you've got a nice gift for almost any occasion that's fairly inexpensive.

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 11:27 PM (+1TUS)

387 I blame a lot mothers too for the wedding inflation. They get caught up in the fantasy frenzy too and end up playing right into the hand of the wedding-industrial complex. :-)
More truer words have ever been spoken. I want my daughter to have a special wedding, but I don't want to piss away good money for someting that could be spent in a better way.

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:28 PM (JGYCE)

388 Guys say they want a regular girl, but come on, you guys all like the
girls who lets face it, are not what normal girls look like. They are
super models, or slutty.

Actually, I'm not a fan of the super model look. IMO, six feet tall, 120 lbs, and a perma-scowl is not attractive.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 11:29 PM (3aXbg)

389 376 Oh, Shrimp can cook, too... what's your signature dish?
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:25 PM (vQfJ3)

I make great pasta dishes. I should have been Italian.
I make pies, cookies, cakes. I love to eat.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp is single and can cook at December 18, 2011 11:30 PM (qjUnn)

390 I don't think the cost of weddings would be such a big deal if people just stayed together. (Well, I mean, don't go overboard on the cost, either.) But it's silly to spend so much on a wedding and then divorce whilst still paying for the wedding.

That said, if you're going to spend a lot of money on the wedding than you'd better spend the effort staying together. It seems a lot of young people are under the impression that the wedding is the end all be all of the marriage.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:30 PM (E+E+p)

391 ronster, I think it's wrong for people to over spend on weddings. I hope she is grateful for a contribution but I don't think you should damage your finances by fronting the entire wedding. Do what is wise and healthy for you and yours and remind everyone about the current economy.

I am a courthouse girl. Focus on the marriage and not the wedding. Besides, they're incredibly boring and the design is always crap anyway. Never worth the money spent.

Now, if you are into the sacrament, that's different. Catholic service "donations" can run from $250 to $1,000. Don't know about others. Don't have a reception. Save a ton.

Small service. Book a restaurant and make everyone pay their own check.

Small service. Go somewhere and do an activity together.

People have lost their minds. If you want to save money, you have to be firm about it.

Posted by: veeka oot wedding grinch at December 18, 2011 11:30 PM (5+1Pg)

392 It seems a lot of young people are under the impression that the wedding is the end all be all of the marriage.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:30 PM (E+E+p)

Yep. I agree.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 18, 2011 11:31 PM (qjUnn)

393 I don't need a woman to be a supermodel. I'd settle for a regular model. Just because you're modelling lingerie for JC Penny instead of Victoria's Secret, I'm not gonna look down on you!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:32 PM (vQfJ3)

394 Yeah, car is OK, it was just the stupid batterybut I panicked as usualCalled my co-worker, he was able to come over and give me a jump

Awesome (and cheap!) You WILL want a new battery, six years is just too old for a battery.

Posted by: Steck at December 18, 2011 11:32 PM (RL7U1)

395 eloping on the beach or somewhere beautiful is still the best option and the cheapest
Make sure it's a beach that doesn't need a permit. Or if they do, get it done quick, tell everyone to take their chair and get the hell out of there. I had a friend of a friend get married on the beach in Santa Barbara at the wrong beach and got slapped with a 1,500 dollar fine. The thing is if they were down the coast by about two miles they would have been fine.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 11:32 PM (tKFT6)

396 #241

You might be shocked to learn after last night's incident, the Doublemint Twins are Kelly Bundy's aunts, sort of. Katey Sagal's younger sisters.

Posted by: epobirs at December 18, 2011 11:32 PM (kcfmt)

397 We are both 26. Been engaged for ages (putting it off "until we had the money ourselves" until her Dad's latest bout). Will be our last wedding too
Good for you CAC. I married at 26 and it has been a great life. Some stumbles along the way, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Like you, I said it would be my first and last marriage.

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:33 PM (JGYCE)

398 six years is just too old for a battery.

Shut up before my car hears you!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 18, 2011 11:34 PM (cv08Y)

399 I don't go to weddings anymore. I think they have all ended in divorce. Even as a kid, I refused to be a flower girl. People ask me to be involved just to hear the latest version of no, fuck no.

Congrats on the upcoming union, ronster. I hope there is very little stress for you.

Posted by: veeka oot wedding grinch at December 18, 2011 11:35 PM (5+1Pg)

400 Guys say they want a regular girl, but come on, you guys all like the girls who lets face it, are not what normal girls look like. They are super models, or slutty.
WTF is a single girl to think?
Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 11:26 PM (R21xD)
Nah, I want a regular girl. Supermodels are stick figures. And a slutty girl, well she'll just screw around on you. Regular girls can be plenty freaky between the sheets to be satisfying. You know like that whole not wearing shirt and policy against spitting.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:36 PM (GULKT)

401 385 Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:22 PM (loM0R)

LOL! I don't bake in mass quantities. I just do whatever the directions say and then see how many I get out of a batch. I don't usually have to bake for a lot of people. This Christmas season I haven't done as much baking. I'm not sure why.

I do make quick breads too. I want to learn to make pie. I haven't gotten that far although I did make banoffee pie one year and *that* was an ordeal. Only because the "offee" part of the banoffee is time consuming. It was good pie. I think one piece had 3,000 calories though.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:27 PM (E+E+p)

I am not naturally inclined to bake but since we are citified for the time being and there are not any normal things like mowing the lawn, raking leaves, fighting of indians, bears, whatever, I have resorted to baking.

I started baking breads when I came across a bread machine we got for our wedding. I used that for a while but it was kind of limiting so I have reverted to regular old bread pans.

What is banofee pie?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:37 PM (loM0R)

402 I'm not buying the "guys want a super model shit". You women put that load on yourselves. Do you dress for men or for other women to stack yourself up against the competition. I never wanted a bag of bones and when a guy loves a woman it doesn't matter if she gets stretch marks from having a baby or puts on a few pounds. I will admit I would have a problem if my wife became a self indulgent 400 pound blob of lazy stinking fat but I would do anything to help her regain her dignity and rejoin the somewhat normal range of size. You women sell real men short. We have our insecurities but we generally deal with a lot more of yours.
Let the vindictives rain down on my head.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:37 PM (JKNDp)

403 393 I don't need a woman to be a supermodel. I'd settle for a regular model. Just because you're modelling lingerie for JC Penny instead of Victoria's Secret, I'm not gonna look down on you!
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:32 PM (vQfJ3)
See how you are.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 11:38 PM (R21xD)

404 By the way, I just thought I'd clarify... my comment at #393 was intended as a joke.

I'm more picky about personality than looks.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:38 PM (vQfJ3)

405 Okay, here's the poop. Marriage is not for the faint of heart, but neither is old age all alone. With marriage, you know that your kids will get provided for, one way or another, and that you will be provided for when the time comes that you need that attention.

In the old days, the maiden aunt lived at home, so she had family. Now, not so much. A girl on her own is lovely until she becomes old, ill, or infirm. Then, who will be looking out for her interests? A lawyer? Good luck with that.

Family ties mean something, and it isn't just love or nookie.

Posted by: tcn at December 18, 2011 11:38 PM (hQX3k)

406 That said, if you're going to spend a lot of money on the wedding than you'd better spend the effort staying together. It seems a lot of young people are under the impression that the wedding is the end all be all of the marriage.Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:30 PM (E+E+p)

Yeah a lot of girls see the wedding as the happy ending ever after. But the reality is that it's usually just a very shaky start to the Real Story.

Posted by: Mtenloch at December 18, 2011 11:39 PM (/IES6)

407 I agree with all of you're comments about having a tasteful, not bankrupting wedding. I'm going to need some more advice as the wedding date gets closer.

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:39 PM (JGYCE)

408 I blame a lot mothers too for the wedding inflation. They get caught up in the fantasy frenzy as well and end up playing right into the hand of the wedding-industrial complex. :-)
Posted by: Mtenloch at December 18, 2011 11:23 PM (/IES6)
Yup, they are definitely in the pocket of Big Wedding. Especially if you are divorced from them and it's your money they having fun with.
Hey Shrimp,
I just made and ate a big plate of spaghetti, thanks for reminding me how good that is.

Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 11:40 PM (MtwBb)

409 my mom just called to ask what desserts im bringing to christmas dinner. Now i gotta sit and think about it. theres a few good options and i am really considering cobbler and pie...

frankly im gonna say its alot easier to make a good lookin pie than a pretty cake. SO that means cake is right out. cheescake is too heavy after christmas dinner i think. WHAt do you think?
pineapple cherry dump cake and a couple pumpkin pies sound fair?

Posted by: gushie wants to post so bad! at December 18, 2011 11:41 PM (QNeKQ)

410
Let the vindictives rain down on my head.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:37 PM (JKNDp)

Dan, you speak truth. Women also, if pushed, don't mind the dirty socks on the floor (even if we make you pick them up), the morning farts that blast from the bathroom (but please, not the bed...), the three day stubble that sand holes in the most delicate places, etc. We put up with the disgusting because, face it, people are disgusting, and that perfect supermodel nonsense is exactly that--nonsense. The supermodels don't even look that good in real life.

Posted by: tcn at December 18, 2011 11:41 PM (hQX3k)

411
I don't go to weddings anymore. I think they have all ended in divorce.
Even as a kid, I refused to be a flower girl. People ask me to be
involved just to hear the latest version of no, fuck no.

Wow, I find that kind of sad. It's a nice gesture to be invited to be part of the wedding party. I was flattered when my cousins' fiancees asked me to be a bridesmaids. I think of it as an honor that they value my friendship.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:41 PM (E+E+p)

412 frankly im gonna say its alot easier to make a good
lookin pie than a pretty cake. SO that means cake is right out.
cheescake is too heavy after christmas dinner i think. WHAt do you
think?
pineapple cherry dump cake and a couple pumpkin pies sound fair?



Posted by: gushie wants to post so bad! at December 18, 2011 11:41 PM (QNeKQ)

bannana pudding

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 11:41 PM (M8yfa)

413 386 Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:22 PM (loM0R)

Being able to whip out a set of homemade cookies on short notice is great. Throw in a nice bottle of wine and you've got a nice gift for almost any occasion that's fairly inexpensive.
Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 11:27 PM (+1TUS)

Absolutely true. Every time our friends move to a new home, and once in a while if someone promising moves in we will send off a batch of something to nibble on while they are unpacking and it is always appreciated.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:42 PM (loM0R)

414 a lot of girls see the wedding as the happy ending ever after. But the reality is that it's usually just a very shaky start to the Real Story.
That is a profound statement. Note: that I edited Yeah from your post. The same could be said for men. I would go with young married couples.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:43 PM (JKNDp)

415 my my. i've never seen pushups done so poorly and yet so awesomely at the same time.

Posted by: whiskey tango at December 18, 2011 11:43 PM (JvP2I)

416 You women sell real men short

I used to catch this irish band down at an oc bar. Those of us in our 30s-40s in levis, boots & cute tops got bumpkiss attention. The barely legals in micro minis that didn't cover their hoo hoos, got all the attention with their multiple trips to the parking lot with different men. and they were beasts, so dont even try to trot that whole canard out.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 18, 2011 11:43 PM (cv08Y)

417 WHAt do you think?pineapple cherry dump cake and a couple pumpkin pies sound fair?
Posted by: gushie wants to post so bad! at December 18, 2011 11:41 PM (QNeKQ)
Key Lime Pie, it's green and everything.

Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 11:43 PM (MtwBb)

418 Goodnight all!

Say a prayer that the death of that vile nutcase will lead to the people of North Korea having freedom.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 18, 2011 11:44 PM (qjUnn)

419 Thank you tcn

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:44 PM (JKNDp)

420 The best piece of advice I've read with regards to weddings is that the newlyweds should spend a minimal amount of time at the reception. They say thank you, dance once or twice, and then get the hell out of there. Wedding celebrations are as much or more about the two families becoming joined as they are about the couple getting hitched.

I've always thought it would be nice to have a very small wedding, with a few friends and family, and skip the reception. Instead, send everyone invitations to a first anniversary celebration.

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2011 11:44 PM (+1TUS)

421 Banoffee pie. It's a British confection.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:44 PM (E+E+p)

422 Oh, and the big stud and I mark 14 years of wedded bliss on New Years' Eve this fine year. We are still waiting to have a fight over something. And he farts in his sleep. And I don't care.

Posted by: tcn at December 18, 2011 11:44 PM (hQX3k)

423 And when I say I'm more picky about personality than looks, what I really mean is that if you're willing to say yes to me, you merit serious consideration.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:45 PM (vQfJ3)

424 I'm not buying the "guys want a super model shit". You women put that
load on yourselves. Do you dress for men or for other women to stack
yourself up against the competition. I never wanted a bag of bones and
when a guy loves a woman it doesn't matter if she gets stretch marks
from having a baby or puts on a few pounds. I will admit I would have a
problem if my wife became a self indulgent 400 pound blob of lazy
stinking fat but I would do anything to help her regain her dignity and
rejoin the somewhat normal range of size.
I was with you up until that last part.

Posted by: Whale Fucker at December 18, 2011 11:45 PM (tXq+o)

425 Good night, Shrimp!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:45 PM (vQfJ3)

426 You know like that whole not wearing shirt and policy against spitting.
Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:36 PM (GULKT)
They are out there, but they dont look like megan fox..
404 By the way, I just thought I'd clarify... my comment at #393 was intended as a joke.I'm more picky about personality than looks.
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:38 PM (vQfJ3)
Good, you will find a girl right for you.. If she laughs at your stupid ass jokes, marry her.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 11:46 PM (R21xD)

427 I must say that weddings and funerals are both hard for me to attend. Especially when relation is involved.

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:46 PM (JGYCE)

428 I'm going to need some more advice as the wedding date gets closer.
Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:39 PM (JGYCE)
One huge piece, as a guy who is going through what you are-
go out of your way to remind her of the passion and deep feelings that sparked what you two have. Don't be shocked if she "locks up" per se from the stress of the upcoming event. During the engagement, try planning a few surprise dates along the way. Maybe take the initiative in planning your honeymoon. But it is important to regularly remind her why she is the one for you (and why you are the one for her). Something as simple as cooking her a suprise meal. Trust me it will go a long way.

Posted by: CAC at December 18, 2011 11:46 PM (JEVge)

429 Yeah, about OnLive.
So it will let you play actual console games from your PC?
Do you need a console controller?
sadly it looks like it doesn't support Linux

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:47 PM (s7mIC)

430 Nah, I want a regular girl. Supermodels are stick figures.
A quoteI saw on a poster said"Reality: The realization that no matter how good she looks right now, there is someone, somewhere who has had it up to here with her shit." I think of that everytime I see a hollywood actress say something idiotic. Plus a women needs more ass, more cushion for the pushin.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 11:47 PM (tKFT6)

431 411 I don't go to weddings anymore. I think they have all ended in divorce. Even as a kid, I refused to be a flower girl. People ask me to be involved just to hear the latest version of no, fuck no.Wow, I find that kind of sad. It's a nice gesture to be invited to be part of the wedding party. I was flattered when my cousins' fiancees asked me to be a bridesmaids. I think of it as an honor that they value my friendship.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:41 PM (E+E+p)
Heading to the movies on Friday me and my friend got to talking about weddings because his brother's is in May and his Father-in-law gets remarried on New Years Eve. He's got 11(!) to go to next year. He also mentioned how his cousin's wedding recently the bride had 11 bridesmaids. But the groom couldn't get that many.
2 of the bridesmaids walked up alone. One was because my friends brother is a Marine and couldn't get leave to attend and his wife was one of the bridesmaid, so it was going to be sort of a "missing man" type thing with her walking up with groomsman escort. But one of the guys that was supposed to be a groomsmen decided to go snowmobiling that weekend instead. I thought that was incredibly shitty.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:48 PM (GULKT)

432 Yeah a lot of girls see the wedding as the happy
ending ever after. But the reality is that it's usually just a very
shaky start to the Real Story.


Posted by: Mtenloch at December 18, 2011 11:39 PM (/IES6)
never truer words said.
its just the beginning of the beginning and often few people think beyond the dress, the dancing and the honeymoon after the party... and then what?Im not sure parents prepare girls for the realities and compromises of marriage any more, and i know i culture sure as hell doesnt.

Posted by: gushie wants to post so bad! at December 18, 2011 11:48 PM (QNeKQ)

433 Good night Shrimps!

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:48 PM (s7mIC)

434 Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:44 PM (E+E+p)

yeah that is a good looking pie and i see where you get the 3000 calorie number. I will try it over the holidays and let you know if I survive eating it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:48 PM (loM0R)

435 Plus a women needs more ass, more cushion for the pushin.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 11:47 PM (tKFT6)
You mean, she needs to marry one?

Posted by: tcn at December 18, 2011 11:48 PM (hQX3k)

436
Say a prayer that the death of that vile nutcase will lead to the people of North Korea having freedom.

Yes, but unfortunately that is all we can do. That society is seriously fucked up, FUBARed even. North Korea is essentially Hell on Earth. If people thought nation building in Iraq and Afghanistan is tough, North Korea will be at least a hundred-fold higher in that respect.

Good night.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 18, 2011 11:48 PM (UR5vq)

437 Bebe, I say you are looking for the wrong type and maybe in the wrong place. The guys looking for the tart shaking her ass is not the right bait for a decent guy looking for a real and long lasting relationship. Those guys alsohave probably been kicked around a few times. Nobody is saying it gets any easier as you start hitting your forties. Guys are thinking, she has a kid that will probably hate me. An ex she has to share the kids with. Being as guys ten to go out with women 5-ten years younger than them they just got done raising and paying for their own. Life is tough but there are good guys out there. I haven'tlost faith in my sex.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:49 PM (JKNDp)

438 So it will let you play actual console games from your PC?
Do you need a console controller?
sadly it looks like it doesn't support Linux


Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:47 PM (s7mIC)

yeah, it's a streaming service. Controller isn't completely needed, just games that need them (like NBA2k). Need a very strong connection though. Can also stream the games to iOS and Android

Posted by: The Dude at December 18, 2011 11:49 PM (M8yfa)

439 422 Oh, and the big stud and I mark 14 years of wedded bliss on New Years' Eve this fine year. We are still waiting to have a fight over something. And he farts in his sleep. And I don't care.

you mean you never came to blows that left a mark?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:50 PM (loM0R)

440 Awesome (and cheap!) You WILL want a new battery, six years is just too old for a battery.

Steck to be honest I don't know how old my battery is, it may be younger than that.
But you are right I will get a new battery regardless.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:50 PM (s7mIC)

441 Thanks for the words of encouragement, Lou! I do appreciate it.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:51 PM (vQfJ3)

442
I used to catch this irish band down at an oc bar. Those of us in our
30s-40s in levis, boots cute tops got bumpkiss attention. The
barely legals in micro minis that didn't cover their hoo hoos, got all
the attention with their multiple trips to the parking lot with
different men. and they were beasts, so dont even try to trot that
whole canard out.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 18, 2011 11:43 PM (cv08Y)
A couple of things...Did you consider talking to a guy instead of waiting for him to come to you?Skirts/dresses catch the eyes a lot more then jeans, whether or not it is a belt masquerading as a skirt. Lastly, the stereotype then men just want an easy score is common because there is some truth to it, in exactly the same measure that all women care about is money. Both are true of many, but not all people.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 18, 2011 11:51 PM (3aXbg)

443 I was with you up until that last part.
MY EYES! MY EYES! DAM YOU TO HELL. MY EYES!

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:51 PM (JKNDp)

444 If you go out with guys you meet in bars, then you will be going out with guys who hang out in bars.

Take dancing lessons. Join a gym. Take a language lesson at the local community college. Go to church and volunteer for something. Just be, in the world, outgoing and meet a few people. They aren't all Mr. Right, but one of 'em is.

Posted by: tcn at December 18, 2011 11:51 PM (hQX3k)

445 You know like that whole not wearing shirt and policy against spitting.
Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:36 PM (GULKT)
They are out there, but they dont look like megan fox..

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 11:46 PM (R21xD)
I'm aware. Like I said I want a regular girl, not one with toe thumbs. That line is in reference to a moronette, since I consider most of the moronettes to be regular girls. So to find someone in the mold of moronette would be pretty damn good for me.

Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:52 PM (GULKT)

446 417 WHAt do you think?
pineapple cherry dump cake and a couple pumpkin pies sound fair?

Posted by: gushie wants to post so bad! at December 18, 2011 11:41 PM (QNeKQ)

Key Lime Pie, it's green and everything.

Posted by: robtr at December 18, 2011 11:43 PM (MtwBb)

a friend of mine tried creme brulee for the first time for Thanksgiving - mostly because he wanted to buy a torch - but it was relatively easy and turned out well.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:52 PM (loM0R)

447 For the record, I doo know how to spell damn. OD

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:52 PM (JKNDp)

448 Posted by: CAC at December 18, 2011 11:46 PM (JEVge)
Thanks CAC.

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:52 PM (JGYCE)

449 441 Thanks for the words of encouragement, Lou! I do appreciate it.
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:51 PM (vQfJ3)
I know it, you will find a sweetheart, just make sure you see her when she comes along!

Posted by: lous a girl at December 18, 2011 11:53 PM (R21xD)

450 you mean you never came to blows that left a mark?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:50 PM (loM0R)
Well, there was the time he dropped his power drill off the ladder I was holding for him and it sunk into my foot, but other than that, no, no marks.And I haven't had to kill any inlaws, either, so there's that.

Posted by: tcn at December 18, 2011 11:53 PM (hQX3k)

451 I think that's sad, rum, but maybe you come from a culture that values weddings? What culture is that? I know my Catholics value them. Otherwise, they're uncool.

Gushie, we use old cake molds. You can make some pretty scary 3D animals. Old people love them. They always seem to have a grandma who made them back in the day.

Posted by: veeka oot seeg at December 18, 2011 11:53 PM (5+1Pg)

452 The
barely legals in micro minis that didn't cover their hoo hoos, got all
the attention with their multiple trips to the parking lot with
different men.

whoa you're kidding, they were giving BJ's in the parking lot of a club?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:53 PM (s7mIC)

453 430
Nah, I want a regular girl. Supermodels are stick figures.

as far as girls go it is always better to have a little too much than not enough. skinny girls make me nervous.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 18, 2011 11:54 PM (loM0R)

454 Midnight is upon Ohio and I am outta here. Play nice kids.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at December 18, 2011 11:54 PM (JKNDp)

455 They aren't all Mr. Right, but one of 'em is.

Okay that's a lie, sorry. There is no such thing as "Mr. Right" or "Miss Right". There is only "Mr./Miss Good Enough".

Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:55 PM (s7mIC)

456 A lot of men prefer to date younger women because they still want to have kids. I understand it's unfair from the POV of all the great 40+ women out there, but it is an important factor for a lot of men.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:55 PM (vQfJ3)

457 Thanks CAC.

Posted by: Ronster at December 18, 2011 11:52 PM (JGYCE)
No problem dude.

Posted by: CAC at December 18, 2011 11:56 PM (JEVge)

458 383 No, I completely agree with you. What I had written was pretty tongue in cheek but pushing the genetic angle pretty hard. If my handle were Joe Blow I would have posted it. I mainly lurk and was pretty sure no one (other than Y-Not, anyway. Probably.) really recognizes me here. The line is in different places depending on how well known you are. Empire of Jeff can riff on his whole Master Race thing and people laugh. Some new guy does it and people will (rightly) wonder if he's some Stormfront jagoff. So, between that and the handle thing, discretion it is.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 18, 2011 11:56 PM (72afg)

459 For what it's worth, it also sucks for men in their 20s and 30s that older, wealthier men want to be with younger women so they can still have kids.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:56 PM (vQfJ3)

460 Take dancing lessons. Join a gym.
Totally, all those women with self esteem issues...wait that's not what you meant.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 18, 2011 11:57 PM (tKFT6)

461 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 18, 2011 11:34 PM (cv08Y)
Costco-every three years-whether you think you need it or not. Works out to less than three dollars a month and has the Costco no hassle return feature in the off chance you get a bad one.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 18, 2011 11:58 PM (i3+c5)

462 I think that's sad, rum, but maybe you come from a culture that values
weddings? What culture is that? I know my Catholics value them.
Otherwise, they're uncool.


Well, I'm Chinese and Chinese tend to go large on weddings. Traditionally you spend a lot of money to show off and invite anyone and everyone you ever met so as not to offend anybody.

That said, my comment about it being sad is your vehemence about being in a wedding. Like I said, I think it's a really nice gesture to be asked because it means the bride values you as a friend. It's not something to be taken lightly, esp considering just how political choosing a wedding party can get.


Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:59 PM (E+E+p)

463 For what it's worth, it also sucks for men in their 20s and 30s that older, wealthier men want to be with younger women so they can still have kids.
Those rich bastards taking all our women!! Hopefullly will be those lucky dudes someday.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 19, 2011 12:00 AM (tKFT6)

464 Submitted with only an additional comment.

You're HOW old? Pamela Anderson, 44, is in better shape than ever as she hits the Hawaiian beach in a tiny black bikini

If you're going to get a tattoo, keep in mind the effects aging has on skin elasticity.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 12:00 AM (UR5vq)

465 456 A lot of men prefer to date younger women because they still want to
have kids. I understand it's unfair from the POV of all the great 40+
women out there, but it is an important factor for a lot of men.

That's largely my PoV. Plus not wanting to deal with ex's or children from previous relationships.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 19, 2011 12:00 AM (72afg)

466 Posted by: tcn at December 18, 2011 11:51 PM (hQX3k)

Patient: Doctor, all the men I meet are absolute losers! What can I do?
Doctor: Where do you meet these men?
Patient: Biker bars!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 19, 2011 12:01 AM (i3+c5)

467 Pamela Anderson looked great as the Tool Time girl. Not so much after she took up plastic surgery as a hooby.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:02 AM (vQfJ3)

468 Er, hobby, I mean.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:02 AM (vQfJ3)

469 Plus not wanting to deal with ex's or children from previous relationships.

YES.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:02 AM (s7mIC)

470 Skirts/dresses catch the eyes a lot more then jeans, whether or not it is a belt masquerading as a skirt.

Yeah after the last time I got goosed at a concert, I quit wearing short short skirts in dense crowds. And if I'm jigging, I want me keys in my levis pocket, not a purse that's bouncing around.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:03 AM (cv08Y)

471 Kratos, she does look pretty nice, quite MILFy
thanx for the link

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:03 AM (s7mIC)

472 I've told my sweet wife in the past that breakfast is my favorite meal. Guess what, she just brought me eggs, saugage, hash browns and rye toast as I'm typing this. It's no wonder we have been married so long.

Posted by: Ronster at December 19, 2011 12:04 AM (JGYCE)

473 Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:52 PM (GULKT)

California and Ohio aren't *that* far away.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:04 AM (E+E+p)

474 Submitted with only an additional comment.

She actually looks quite awful. That swimsuit looks horrible, and her skin looks like it's already been tanned ad is ready to be turned into a sofa cushion.

Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 12:04 AM (+1TUS)

475 it's a really nice gesture to be asked because it means the bride values you as a friend. It's not something to be taken lightly, esp considering just how political choosing a wedding party can get.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:59 PM (E+E+p)

you are right about that but being in a wedding is more trouble than it is worth. once the honor of being asked fades it is a job and a job you would only do for someone you consider a very good friend.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 12:04 AM (loM0R)

476 441 Thanks for the words of encouragement, Lou! I do appreciate it.
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 18, 2011 11:51 PM (vQfJ3)
The morons/moronettes here who are single are awesome, and I have no doubt will make fine hubbys/wives when the right girl/guy gets lucky enough to find them..
Funny, snarky in the right way, smartand kind. Rare combination

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 12:05 AM (R21xD)

477 467
Pamela Anderson looked great as the Tool Time girl. Not so much after she took up plastic surgery as a hooby.
Freud would have much to say about that keystroke slip, .

All her modifications are going to look terrible on her when old age creeps in, assuming she lives long enough.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 12:06 AM (UR5vq)

478 Tcn, you're funny. Done all that over the years, never met anyone I'd even consider dating.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:06 AM (cv08Y)

479 #476: I agree! Moronettes are awesome!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:06 AM (vQfJ3)

480 #477: BRB, doing a search to find out what hooby actually means...

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:07 AM (vQfJ3)

481 I like the Tebow pics too, but...aren't they mocking him? Or am I being too sensitive.

Posted by: PJ at December 19, 2011 12:07 AM (DQHjw)

482 473 Posted by: buzzion at December 18, 2011 11:52 PM (GULKT)California and Ohio aren't *that* far away.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:04 AM (E+E+p)
Yeah you know only like what 1970 miles apart from my tiny little town to LA

Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 12:08 AM (GULKT)

483 477 467 Pamela Anderson looked great as the Tool Time girl. Not so much after she took up plastic surgery as a hooby.

Freud would have much to say about that keystroke slip, .

All her modifications are going to look terrible on her when old age creeps in, assuming she lives long enough.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 12:06 AM (UR5vq)

cosmetic surgery is a mistake.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 12:08 AM (loM0R)

484 Alright folks, it's late and I'm tired. Also, I've participated in an ONT, had known commenters reply, and even a crappy director 'sock respond. This may be the highlight of my week. Night all.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at December 19, 2011 12:09 AM (72afg)

485 I say you are looking for the wrong type and maybe in the wrong place

I was there for the craic. The rest was observation.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:09 AM (cv08Y)

486 Yeah after the last time I got goosed at a concert, I
quit wearing short short skirts in dense crowds. And if I'm jigging, I
want me keys in my levis pocket, not a purse that's bouncing around.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:03 AM (cv08Y)
So...if it is a dense crowd, how are you actually going to meet someone?I ask seriously, I've never picked someone up at a concert or similar venue.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 19, 2011 12:09 AM (3aXbg)

487 I have a friend who is about to turn fifty. At some point in the past she had a boob job. It was unnerving, because they did not feel natural, which ruined the mood somewhat. She's very attractive otherwise, which made them all the more disturbing.

Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 12:11 AM (+1TUS)

488 Anyone seen Jenna Jameson lately? She looks like one of those big, flat, thin pieces of beef jerky they sell at 7-11, stretched over a Barbie doll.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:11 AM (vQfJ3)

489 Good night, JRD!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:12 AM (vQfJ3)

490 well, I think to describe Pam Anderson as "looking awful" is overstating the case

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:12 AM (s7mIC)

491 they were giving BJ's in the parking lot of a club?

I didn't go peek in any backseats chemjeff, but there was some kind of happy ending involved according to the bouncers when knew & saw all.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:12 AM (cv08Y)

492 So...if it is a dense crowd, how are you actually going to meet someone?
I ask seriously, I've never picked someone up at a concert or similar venue.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 19, 2011 12:09 AM (3aXbg)
Go to a bar, not a nightclub,I met my hubby at a bar.
Still the best place, unless you don't drink, then thats probably a bad idea, tee hee.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 12:12 AM (R21xD)

493 I mean, fine, you don't like her bikini or her style of tan - but the body itself looks fine

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:12 AM (s7mIC)

494 ok talked to mom AGAIN.
she wants me to make brownies and shortbread.
she wants finger foods.
Tho she almost bit on banana pudding. it was her daddy's favorite and we all miss grandpa.

Posted by: gushie wants to post so bad! at December 19, 2011 12:13 AM (QNeKQ)

495 Well, there was the time he dropped his power drill off the ladder I was holding for him and it sunk into my foot, but other than that, no, no marks.

And I haven't had to kill any inlaws, either, so there's that.

Posted by: tcn at December 18, 2011 11:53 PM (hQX3k)

not to hassle niedermeyer's horse but just to clarify, no fights? what is your definition of fight?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 12:13 AM (loM0R)

496 491 they were giving BJ's in the parking lot of a club?I didn't go peek in any backseats chemjeff, but there was some kind of happy ending involved according to the bouncers when knew saw all.Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:12 AM (cv08Y)

You sure you weren't competing with professionals?

Posted by: Mtenloch at December 19, 2011 12:13 AM (/IES6)

497 I enjoyed being in the weddings I was asked to be in. Of course, they were mostly relatives' weddings, and Mom and my aunties were excellent seamstresses, so the wedding dresses and the bridesmaids' dresses were beautifully, and relatively inexpensively made. My girlfriends' weddings which I was in weren't too costly for a bridesmaid. The worst was the shoes we had to wear. Spent a few weddings wishing I could just kick off the shoes and put on my sneakers.


Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 19, 2011 12:14 AM (nAvCW)

498 Not so much after she took up plastic surgery as a hooby.

I know you corrected yourself, GT, but this made me LOL! That kinda night, I guess.

Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 19, 2011 12:15 AM (nAvCW)

499 475 it's a really nice gesture to be asked because it means the bride values you as a friend. It's not something to be taken lightly, esp considering just how political choosing a wedding party can get. Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 18, 2011 11:59 PM (E+E+p) you are right about that but being in a wedding is more trouble than it is worth. once the honor of being asked fades it is a job and a job you would only do for someone you consider a very good friend.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 12:04 AM (loM0R)
Well isn't that the exact point Rum is making?

Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 12:16 AM (GULKT)

500 Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 19, 2011 12:14 AM (nAvCW)

I was starting to think I was the only one who felt that way about being in weddings! I had tons of fun being a bridesmaid last time. I'm looking forward to doing it again next summer.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:17 AM (E+E+p)

501 Spent a few weddings wishing I could just kick off the shoes and put on my sneakers.

Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 19, 2011 12:14 AM (nAvCW) Girl, I had a dress like scarlett oharas once, it was the most boring wedding I ever went too.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 12:18 AM (R21xD)

502 how are you actually going to meet someone?

I was with my boyfriend at the time. And I go to concerts to hear the music, not to meet people. You can't hear shit to have a conversation, and again there for the music not the talent show

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:18 AM (cv08Y)

503 The worst was the shoes we had to wear. Spent a few weddings wishing I could just kick off the shoes and put on my sneakers.
Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 19, 2011 12:14 AM (nAvCW)
I think now its pretty typical for all the bridesmaid to switch into much more comfortable footwear post-ceremony and pictures. Hell even my Brother-in-law changed his shoes at the wedding changed out of his formal shoes to I think a black hiking boot for comfort.

Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 12:19 AM (GULKT)

504 Okay bebe's boobs, the guys who were going with the mini-skirt sluts out to the parking lot, these were all well-built guys, right?

See I'm willing to bet that there WERE guys at that club who weren't all fondling the sluts - it's just that the normal looking guys didn't make much of an effort at approaching anyone, including you, and seemed invisible.

This may get me into trouble, but: I think the whole male/female body shape expectations cuts both ways. Guys are ogling the hottie in the miniskirt while they are ignoring the plain jane in jeans, while girls are ogling the stud with the outfit showing off his rippling chest, with the nice (wallet, dick, car - pick one) while ignoring the average guy in the plain outfit.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:20 AM (s7mIC)

505 My younger daughter was asked to be a bridesmaid this past Summer.

She said yes.

Cost me close to $1000.

I didn't even get a piece of cake or a look down the bride's dress.

Total rip off.

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 12:20 AM (R1+VK)

506 bebe's boobs, oh, you were with your boyfriend - well that explains it.
But I think my point still stands.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:21 AM (s7mIC)

507 whoa you're kidding, they were giving BJ's in the parking lot of a club?Posted by: chemjeff at December 18, 2011 11:53 PM (s7mIC)

I've been doing that behind the restaurant for months for.... special customers.

(Well, you never asked!)

Posted by: Fapplebee's Bartendress at December 19, 2011 12:21 AM (tXq+o)

508 Rum, the rule is you can only be a bridesmaid 2 times. Then you have to be a bride. It's written. It's a law.

Posted by: Ronster at December 19, 2011 12:21 AM (JGYCE)

509 You sure you weren't competing with professionals?

Nope, just your basic modern college girls: they drink themselves into a stupor and bang indiscriminately like the boys

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:21 AM (cv08Y)

510 Freud-ku

Hear of Sigmund Freud
The great psychoanalyst?
Hear he wore a slip.

Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 19, 2011 12:22 AM (nAvCW)

511 How are you actually going to meet someone, you ask? Well, generally it helps to be willing to leave your house. One of these days, I'll work myself up to doing just that! And then all you single ladies better watch out!

Because you're, uh, gonna have to be willing to tell me "no" to get rid of me.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:22 AM (vQfJ3)

512 This may get me into trouble, but: I think the whole male/female body shape expectations cuts both ways. Guys are ogling the hottie in the miniskirt while they are ignoring the plain jane in jeans, while girls are ogling the stud with the outfit showing off his rippling chest, with the nice (wallet, dick, car - pick one) while ignoring the average guy in the plain outfit.
Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:20 AM (s7mIC)
So wrong on so many levels, those guys are fucking stupid, my sis and I laughed at them when we were single, honest!!

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 12:22 AM (R21xD)

513
'sup jackwagons

That SCOAMF/Nirvana mash-up really freaks me out. Luckily, they changed the angle so you can't see his winkie.

'sup Rummy, this is for you.....

http://tinyurl.com/7r4ta9z

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 12:23 AM (FIE/L)

514 Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:22 AM (vQfJ3)

yeah I hear ya
to that respect I wonder if AoSHQ is actually doing me more harm than good, since I hang out here so much
not to take anything away from the awesome people I hang out with here, of course

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:23 AM (s7mIC)

515 Yeah, the people here are indeed great, ChemJeff!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:26 AM (vQfJ3)

516 So wrong on so many levels, those guys are fucking stupid, my sis and I laughed at them when we were single, honest!!

Fine, you laughed at them, but don't tell me that they didn't get more "looks" than the average guy

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:26 AM (s7mIC)

517 Posted by: Ronster at December 19, 2011 12:21 AM (JGYCE)

I'll pass on being a bride unless The Rock proposes.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:27 AM (E+E+p)

518 - it's just that the normal looking guys didn't make much of an effort at approaching anyone,

The only guys approaching the other than ho's, were the festrunk brothers American cousins. Yeah, pretty everyone runs like he'll from that "no dude, that gold medallion and your shirt open to your belly button is NOT teh hot"

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:27 AM (cv08Y)

519 How are you actually going to meet someone, you ask?

It'll just happen, kids. Like the way I met your father. If Grandpa hadn't hit him with the car, then none of you would have been born.

Posted by: Lorraine McFly at December 19, 2011 12:28 AM (tXq+o)

520 Fine, you laughed at them, but don't tell me that they didn't get more "looks" than the average guy
Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:26 AM (s7mIC)
Yep, normal girls were looking, pointing and laughing at them, and not in a good way.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 12:28 AM (R21xD)

521 Well isn't that the exact point Rum is making?

Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 12:16 AM (GULKT)

I thought she was speaking more to the idea of being invited to be in the wedding party is an honor and an indication of friendship. My point was that while there is an element of truth in that, though not always, regardless of why you are asked it is a pain in the ass, especially if you do it as a good friend. You have to show up a few days early, you should help out as often as you can since there is always something to be done and someone is always about to lose it or losing it - especially on the bride's side.

And that is if yo are asked by a good friend. If it is family, be cousin needs a male in his wedding party from his side of the family, or your sister, or any one of a multitude of reasons other than they are one of your best friends it is a huge pain in the ass. I was in the wedding party of a friend once - I was a friend of the bride and am still unsure of why I was involved at all and when we sat down at the reception the groom asked me, in barely intelligible english if I would give the best man's toast because none of the men in the wedding party spoke english. Love the idea of marriage, hate weddings. So, my point wsa honor be damned it is effin work and you should only do it if you consider the person asking your friend and a good friend at that - the honor of being asked is not enough.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 12:29 AM (loM0R)

522 Ahh, always good to see a j j j j jwow from Miss Hannah Minx. I shall now proceed to fap.

Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 12:29 AM (EjNp5)

523 'sup Rummy, this is for you.....





http://tinyurl.com/7r4ta9z

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 12:23 AM (FIE/L)
I'm on to your tricksy ways, Tarantula Man!

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:29 AM (E+E+p)

524 I'll pass on being a bride unless The Rock proposes.
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:27 AM (E+E+p)
Which reminds me Rum. You will want to see the next GI Joe movie.

Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 12:30 AM (GULKT)

525 198 Have you ever considered that maybe you've shifted to the right?
Posted by: Mtenloch at December 18, 2011 09:54 PM (/IES6)

Yes, and the answer is no. If my ideal political model has changed over the last twenty years, it is slightly more libertarian, but fundamentally the same.

Not to put a fine point on it what has changed is my willingness to put up with Establishment BS.

When Bush 41 was president, we kept slouching left because the real power was in congress.

Then 94 we got a Republican congress, even a conservative one. And for the first time since Reagan was president by God they fought. And they were winning. And then, they settled. Ok, this is the first of many small victories, right?

No, that was basically it. They maintained the status quo all the way until 2000.

Now we had the presidency and the congress! Finally we were going to see real change.

And the liberal wing of the Republican party stamped its foot, and Jumpin Jim jumped, and we were told we'd need to wait for another majority in Congress to do anything.

Which we gave them in 2002. But with the war on now, we had to focus on that. Couldn't let the Democrats distract us. But we did have time for Medicare Part D.

Ok, what we really needed were solid majorities in both houses and the presidency. 2004 was setting the stage...and we fought and we did it. The biggest Republican majorities in congress in forever.

Now we'd finally see conservative change!

Err, there was that half hearted effort on SS. And well getting rid of HUD or some such was just a bridge to far, though Shamensty we had plenty of time for!

But, as Hugh Hewitt told us, we just needed to get to that magic number 60 in the Senate...then we'd get stuff done!

And as 2004 turned to 2006, the "far right wing" viewpoint in DC was giving the left everything it wanted...but slower. Comity dear boys, we wouldn't want to call a spade a spade or actually fight for conservative principles. And unsurprisingly this strategy failed. Even with an economy that was going strong, the go along to get along Republicans were thrown out.

And the Republican establishment reacted to this by fully giving up any pretense of being a conservative party, ending with the nomination of John McCain on a platform that only significantly disagreed with Barack Obama on foreign policy.

Needless to say this didn't work.

The me-tooism the Republican establishment has followed for the last decade has failed to stem the leftwing tide, let alone advance conservative goals. It is time for a new strategy. 2010 seems to provide the model. And that isn't President Newt McRomney.





Posted by: Hannah Minx at December 18, 2011 10:20 PM (3aXbg)




Tits or GTFO.

Posted by: Brendan at December 19, 2011 12:30 AM (2jQGY)

526 but don't tell me that they didn't get more "looks" than the average guy

They get the point & laugh looks from everyone but their equally douchey female counterparts

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:30 AM (cv08Y)

527 Oh, sounds like Rum smells what The Rock is cooking... hey, there's a pizzeria in my neighborhood called The Rock! Want to go there with me sometime, Rum?

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:30 AM (vQfJ3)

528 I'll pass on being a bride unless The Rock proposes.


I'm here for you, Rum!

Posted by: The Rock at December 19, 2011 12:31 AM (s7mIC)

529 yeah I hear ya
to that respect I wonder if AoSHQ is actually doing me more harm than good, since I hang out here so much
not to take anything away from the awesome people I hang out with here, of course
Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:23 AM (s7mIC)

I bet there are some charming ladies out there who's kids are flunking chemistry.

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 12:32 AM (R1+VK)

530 Continued from #527: Do you like pie, Rum?

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:33 AM (vQfJ3)

531 I'll pass on being a bride unless The Rock proposes
I hope you snag the rock.Never give up, but you may have to settle for a crumbling piece of frozen groveling jello. I hope that's not the case.

Posted by: Ronster at December 19, 2011 12:34 AM (JGYCE)

532
I'm here for you, Rum!

Best movie evah!

Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 12:34 AM (EjNp5)

533 bebe's boos and lou - Okay, fine - so you just laugh at the studly guys. I find that a little hard to believe, but I'll take your word for it.

So what kind of guy does catch your eye at a bar?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:34 AM (s7mIC)

534
Continued from #527: Do you like pie, Rum?
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:33 AM (vQfJ3)





AoS Babe Enticement fail........you're supposed to offer PANCAKES.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 12:35 AM (FIE/L)

535 chemjeff, you are a sweetheart,
Next time a pretty girl makes eye contact, take a chance. She is doing it for a reason. You are smart, and young, and if she tells you to take a walk, who cares.
Life is short, andmaybe you will meet the Love of your life..

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 12:35 AM (R21xD)

536 Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 12:30 AM (GULKT)

One more crappy movie to add to my list of crappy movies I'll watch for the Rock. Journey 2 is also on my list (although I'll probably just watch it on DVD. The first one wasn't so bad. I liked Brendan Fraser in it.)

I saw Fast Five recently and actually enjoyed it. I didn't think I was going to like it. Some of it was kind of boring, but the car chases were pretty epic. And well, the Rock of course.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:36 AM (E+E+p)

537 AoS Babe Enticement fail........you're supposed to offer PANCAKES.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 12:35 AM (FIE/L)
Actually I've discovered the ONT crowd is more enticed by waffles. With homemade whipped cream.

Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 12:37 AM (GULKT)

538 Yeah, so... yeah.

Posted by: Truman North is coincidentally looking for a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:37 AM (I2LwF)

539 OK Guys, if you are not bullshitting yourself, and you really do want to meet a good lady -- do this:

Go thru all the really great women you already know to meet the woman you want to know. You probably have a friend with a great wife, or a friend with a great mom, or some other gal you like and can trust. Somewhere you know at least one great lady that some lucky bastard beat you to. (PS. make sure you are right about your choice, asking a gold digger or wacko to help you is a surefire disaster in the making.)

Anyway, find a quiet time to tell her exactly what you are looking for and ask for her help. Most women love the concept of being a matchmaker. The reason you want to pick a really great, already attached, lady to help you is they will have realistic expectations, they know quality, and will help keep you clear of the psychos.

Next, make a key demand -- one of the two people at every setup has to be in the dark -- if he knows, she shouldn't know, or vice versa. That way, there is no pressure, no rejection, and the person who went out of their way to find you a setup doesn't feel like they were forced into an awkward situation. Make absolutely sure the person helping you out with setups knows and follows this rule.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 12:38 AM (ufJKx)

540 By the way, Rum, I live like a thousand miles from you, so don't worry
about taking my mashing on you seriously. I'm just going along with your
Dwayne Johnson references for fun. Even though I know you're gorgeous,
and would seriously be honored to date someone like you.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:38 AM (vQfJ3)

541 533 bebe's boos and lou - Okay, fine - so you just laugh at the studly guys. I find that a little hard to believe, but I'll take your word for it.So what kind of guy does catch your eye at a bar?
Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:34 AM (s7mIC)
I always liked the guys who did not realize how damn cute and sexy they were.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 12:39 AM (R21xD)

542 Truman North, I thought you were married?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:39 AM (s7mIC)

543 Just waded into the rEVOLution thread at Hot Air ))))shudder((((( i feel unclean now.

Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 12:39 AM (EjNp5)

544
Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 12:39 AM (EjNp5)
You brave soul! You'll need at least Terminator armor to wade through that cesspool.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 12:40 AM (UR5vq)

545 So what kind of guy does catch your eye at a bar?

I like Marines Chemjeff. And yeah, I am interested in the athletic types because that's who is most likely to be into the same kind of things I am, like backpacking.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:40 AM (cv08Y)

546 Yeah! Duh! I've already got a married girl!

Posted by: Truman North is coincidentally looking for a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:40 AM (I2LwF)

547 You brave soul! You'll need at least Terminator armor to wade through that cesspool.

Dr. Paul will show me the way! What? Oh lawdy, i've been infected.

Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 12:41 AM (EjNp5)

548 #541: Well... I'm cute and sexy, but have no idea that I am... Uhh, wait, I mean, ummm... bah. I, uh, kinda failed there, didn't I? Damn it!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:41 AM (vQfJ3)

549 Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 12:39 AM (EjNp5)

I thought the r word was not allowed there.

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 12:41 AM (R1+VK)

550 ou're supposed to offer PANCAKES

The last one that offered me pancakes LIED. He took me to a restaurant instead of making them. Talk about bait & switch.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:42 AM (cv08Y)

551 No, I made a pass at Rum a couple of summers ago. Back when being married seemed much more temporary. My wife has since then regularly taken her psychiatric meds, and things are great, despite my constant bitching.

Posted by: Truman North at December 19, 2011 12:43 AM (I2LwF)

552 The (pan)cake is a lie!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:43 AM (vQfJ3)

553 Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:38 AM (vQfJ3)

Aww, way to go on the flattery. Me likey.

Well, you're closer than buzzion so you got that going for you.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:43 AM (E+E+p)

554 Overheard:
Kim Jong-Un Privately Doubting He's Crazy Enough To Run North Korea

Posted by: Truman North at December 19, 2011 12:44 AM (I2LwF)

555 548 #541: Well... I'm cute and sexy, but have no idea that I am... Uhh, wait, I mean, ummm... bah. I, uh, kinda failed there, didn't I? Damn it!
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:41 AM (vQfJ3)
Yeah, but you are cocky, and that works too.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 12:44 AM (R21xD)

556 bebe's boobs, so you DO go for the buff guys - so why did you say you laugh at them in the bar?

I'm not trying to grill you, I really am trying to understand this

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:45 AM (s7mIC)

557 The only guys approaching the other than ho's, were
the festrunk brothers American cousins. Yeah, pretty everyone runs like
he'll from that "no dude, that gold medallion and your shirt open to
your belly button is NOT teh hot"

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:27 AM (cv08Y)
oh you mean you saw Armenians?533
bebe's boos and lou - Okay, fine - so you just laugh at the studly
guys. I find that a little hard to believe, but I'll take your word for
it.

So what kind of guy does catch your eye at a bar?


Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:34 AM (s7mIC)
CJ i have watched her do it. we LOVE people watching together. she even snorts when she laughs and points.what does she look at? Age appropriate USMC staff NCOs. you can pick em in a crowd. But seriously, we even point and laugh and snort a little at those too. Especially if they are staring at our boobs and their wives catch them and run the baby stroller over their foot and give them the stink eye.

Posted by: gushie wants to post so bad! at December 19, 2011 12:45 AM (QNeKQ)

558

I thought the r word was not allowed there.

Yeah, sorry about that, they creeped into my head like those brain eating amoebas in Louisiana.

Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 12:45 AM (EjNp5)

559 I think a date with rum would be most interesting.

She has "it".

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 12:46 AM (R1+VK)

560
Posted by: Truman North at December 19, 2011 12:44 AM (I2LwF)
And his inexperience may doom him. It took about 3 years for Kim Jong Ill to consolidate power after Kim-Ill Sung's death and Kim Jong Ill was 52 at the time.
But enough of that political garbage; there's already a thread for that topic. Let's see what the Daily Mail can dredge up.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 12:48 AM (UR5vq)

561 Yeah, sorry about that, they creeped into my head like those brain eating amoebas in Louisiana.
Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 12:45 AM (EjNp5)

Is HA still virus central?

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 12:48 AM (R1+VK)

562 559I think a date with rum would be most interesting.She has "it".
Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 12:46 AM (R1+VK)
You must mean your soul. Yeah she's got mine too.

Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 12:48 AM (GULKT)

563 From my experience, if you could call it that, relationships just happen. They cannot be planned. Most people will go through many short term dating periods that will go nowhere. They are enjoyable at the time and will probably end up being just a time in your life that can be looked back on as what if. You will both know when something is special. Don't try to make something happen just because you want it to happen.

Posted by: Ronster at December 19, 2011 12:49 AM (JGYCE)

564 buff guys

I said athletic. You're talking about the douchbags in tight shirts, etc. Big difference.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:49 AM (cv08Y)

565 I will say that Rum is a very sweet girl, and was willing to put up with entertaining my sorry butt for an evening so you know she's got the soul of a saint.

Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 12:49 AM (+1TUS)

566 #555: I only get cocky when I'm drinking. Which is, umm, most of the time...

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:50 AM (vQfJ3)

567 I said athletic. You're talking about the douchbags in tight shirts, etc. Big difference.

What is the difference?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:50 AM (s7mIC)

568
I'm conflicted on Rum. On the one hand, I've met her and she's even cooler and lovelier than she appears on AoS.

On the other hand, she heartlessly stole my soul and I'm still plotting to steal it back. Revenge will be mine!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 12:50 AM (FIE/L)

569 267 Watashi is okay for general use for both men and women of all ages. Most men use "ore" instead, especially when dealing with equal or "lesser" people. Most women prefer "atashi". etc. etc. etc.
_____
This is why I prefer my anime dubbed.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 19, 2011 12:50 AM (6fER6)

570 #562: Wow, she's got quite a collection going!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:50 AM (vQfJ3)

571 Yes, Rum is very nice. She was even brave enough to let me have dinner with her at Disneyland. Regrettably though I have no chance in dating her, since she's actually met me.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:52 AM (s7mIC)

572 Is HA still virus central?

Looks like it, or maybe it's just that no one wants to deal with the true believers, nothing but worship for the ol' doc from what i saw.

Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 12:53 AM (EjNp5)

573
Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:45 AM (s7mIC)
There's a difference between the "buff" you're referring to and athletic build that was mentioned.
I feel for you, brother, but instead of looking so much to please other types, perhaps you should try a little harder to be comfortable in your own skin? There's a difference between trying to make yourself more attractive to women and out-and-out pandering. If a woman is not going to like you for who you are on the inside, do you want them anyway?
Just my two cents.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 12:53 AM (UR5vq)

574 564 buff guys I said athletic. You're talking about the douchbags in tight shirts, etc. Big difference.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:49 AM (cv08Y)
Soldiers, Indeed, I always buy them coffee at 7-11.
They piss me off, because they always say "Thank You Maam". Breaks my heart because I realize I'm old, tee hee.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 12:53 AM (R21xD)

575 Awww, shucks, you guys. You're making me blush!

And reminding me I have met a lot of people from this here blog!

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:54 AM (E+E+p)

576 559
I think a date with rum would be most interesting.

After I met her I forgot to ask for my soul back.

Yeah, forgot. That's it.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at December 19, 2011 12:55 AM (tXq+o)

577
Tara Ried is hot again. Apparently the breast equalization surgery worked this time?
Reid, who was spotted dining with a mystery man
earlier this week after announcing that her marriage to Zack Kehayov wasn't
legal, managed to stumble across the grass to feed the meter in the unsuitable
shoes, and smiled all the while.

Posted by: Jimmah at December 19, 2011 12:55 AM (TMeYE)

578 I was 20 years old and working my first job after community college when someone called me "ma'am." I turned around to see if someone was standing behind me to whom they could possibly be speaking instead of me.

I've gotten used to it since then.

Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 19, 2011 12:56 AM (nAvCW)

579 What is the difference

Hipster douchebags vs clean cut athletic looking guy. Ashton Kutcher vs Marcus Luttrell. Get it?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 12:56 AM (cv08Y)

580 They piss me off, because they always say "Thank You Maam". Breaks my heart because I realize I'm old, tee hee.

It's not that you're old, it's that they're polite.


Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 12:57 AM (+1TUS)

581 577

Posted by: Jimmah at December 19, 2011 12:55 AM (TMeYE)
===Wow. You make a big impression.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 12:57 AM (ufJKx)

582 Evenin Peeps!

Posted by: Zakn at December 19, 2011 12:58 AM (7F9i5)

583 Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at December 19, 2011 12:55 AM (tXq+o)

Marie Laveaux's got nothing on me!

I mean, um...oh look over there! Shiny!

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:58 AM (E+E+p)

584 I watched "An American Werewolf in London" today.

There is something about Jenny Agutter.

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 12:58 AM (R1+VK)

585 bebe's boobs, okay, I get that you laugh at the Ashton Kutcher's, but would you consider him "buff"?

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:59 AM (s7mIC)

586 The first time I ever felt old was when I was working at a comic book shop in my mid-twenties, and I called a boy who was probably twelve "son".

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 12:59 AM (vQfJ3)

587 Maybe I misspoke when I referred to guys in tight shirts. What I was referring to is guys who are well-built and who wear outfits that show off their muscles, not that they are necessarily douchie hipsters.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:00 AM (s7mIC)

588 I feel for you, brother, but instead of looking so much to please other
types, perhaps you should try a little harder to be comfortable in your
own skin? There's a difference between trying to make yourself more
attractive to women and out-and-out pandering. If a woman is not going
to like you for who you are on the inside, do you want them anyway?

Even worse, if you do manage to make yourself into something you're not, then she'll either despise you when she realizes that you're a fraud, or you will never be fully happy and she'll sense that. Being confident in who you are and having a passion for something it far better. A woman is far more likely to be attracted to a man who has an interest and a passion for something that she doesn't understand than she will for one who slouches through life.

Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 01:01 AM (+1TUS)

589 Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 12:58 AM (E+E+p)

You should look up that Undead guy again. We've found him to be a man of uncommon flavor and good taste.

Posted by: Louisiana Brain-Eating Amoebas at December 19, 2011 01:01 AM (tXq+o)

590 580 They piss me off, because they always say "Thank You Maam". Breaks my heart because I realize I'm old, tee hee.It's not that you're old, it's that they're polite.
Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 12:57 AM (+1TUS)
I know, Thanks for that.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:01 AM (R21xD)

591
I watched "An American Werewolf in London" today.

There is something about Jenny Agutter.




Or "The Eagle Has Landed". She's heartbreakingly beautiful in that one.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:02 AM (FIE/L)

592 #584: I prefer Julie Delpy from An American Werewolf In Paris, myself.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:02 AM (vQfJ3)

593 What I was referring to is guys who are well-built and who wear outfits that show off their muscles, not that they are necessarily douchie hipsters

Guys that dress like that ARE hipster douchebags.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 01:03 AM (cv08Y)

594 Maybe I misspoke when I referred to guys in tight shirts. What I was
referring to is guys who are well-built and who wear outfits that show
off their muscles, not that they are necessarily douchie hipsters.

Athletic covers a broader range. A skinny guy with well defined muscles who isn't necessarily large can be considered athletic, but not buff.

Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 01:04 AM (+1TUS)

595 Sleep FAIL.

I am back. What are we talking about now.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:05 AM (qjUnn)

596 #584: I prefer Julie Delpy from An American Werewolf In Paris, myself.
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:02 AM (vQfJ3)


brb

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:05 AM (R1+VK)

597
Guys that dress like that ARE hipster douchebags.

But some of them do get lucky, as this site shows;

Hot Chicks with Douchebag

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 01:06 AM (UR5vq)

598 not to hassle niedermeyer's horse but just to clarify, no fights? what is your definition of fight?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 12:13 AM (loM0R)
How about a disagreement that lasts more than about 5 minutes? Mostly we just defer to one another on most issues, and if there is a disagreement, we respect each other enough to hear the other one out. Some things are non-negotiable, but we know what those are and steer clear. And voices do not get raised, pretty much ever.
Oh, and Chemjeff, yes, there is and remains a Mr. Right for me, so don't be such a doubter. Not everyone is as blessed as we are, but there couldn't be another one out there like my old stud.

Posted by: tcn at December 19, 2011 01:06 AM (hQX3k)

599 The Rock is perfection. I even dig his bald head and goatee look he's currently sporting.

That is all.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 01:06 AM (E+E+p)

600 Hi JJS! Men. And Marines. And souls. And An American Werewolf in London.

Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 19, 2011 01:07 AM (nAvCW)

601 Ooops, I mean Paris, not London. Summary FAIL.

Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 19, 2011 01:07 AM (nAvCW)

602 Julie Delpy.

Good call.

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:07 AM (R1+VK)

603 Condoleezza Rice for VP? Very very interesting.

Posted by: Seth at December 19, 2011 01:07 AM (DzX9o)

604 Yeah, k they get superficial douchebags that are shallow just like them. Good, keep each other busy and out of the rest of our ways.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 01:08 AM (cv08Y)

605 585 bebe's boobs, okay, I get that you laugh at the Ashton Kutcher's, but would you consider him "buff"?
Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 12:59 AM (s7mIC)
The guys in Hollywood who are sexy are not ashton.
Sexiest hollywood guys
1 Gary Sinese
2 Jim Caviezel, I know, cant help it, lust is wrong, tee hee
3 Ed Harris
4 Bruce Willis
5 Ryan Gosseling ( sic?)
Damn, I guess I like bald dudes, tee hee.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:08 AM (R21xD)

606 Thanks Theresa.

My favorite subjects.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:08 AM (qjUnn)

607 Chemjeff, one thing to keep in mind as far as fashion goes is that women look best wearing flimsy, low-cut dresses, while men look best wearing tuxedos.

Women look best showing off their flesh, while men look best covering it up.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:08 AM (vQfJ3)

608 rum, The Rock dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow?

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:10 AM (R1+VK)

609 Hey, Lou, how do you feel about Jason Statham?

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:10 AM (vQfJ3)

610 Damn, I think I have a crush on david spade too.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:10 AM (R21xD)

611
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 12:53 AM (UR5vq)
Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 01:01 AM (+1TUS)


Okay, I'm sorry, but I am just not buying it. I no longer believe in the romantic "just be yourself" stuff. Dating is about deception. You have to trick the other person into believing that you are the person that appears in their imagination, rather than the person who is actually standing in front of them. Besides, for all of us here, our "real persona" is not attractive on some level. I am a self-absorbed, whiny, indecisive, undisciplined, unconfident, gamma-male, gullible knucklehead. That isn't attractive to anyone except mental cases. Everyone here has some sort of flaw like that. So to attract someone you have to conceal your flaws the best you can. That is what I have learned. But hey I'm still single so maybe I am all wrong. I'm pretty sure, though, that if I went up to some girl and said "hey, I'm lazy and undisciplined, can I have your number?" - she'd say no.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:11 AM (s7mIC)

612 The Rock dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow?

Umm...no.

Now the Rock dressed up as the Scorpion King? Hello!

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 01:11 AM (E+E+p)

613 Lou, with you on 1,2 & 4

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 01:11 AM (cv08Y)

614 Sexiest hollywood guys:

For me it's Colin Firth.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:11 AM (qjUnn)

615 2 Jim Caviezel, I know, cant help it, lust is wrong, tee hee

Funny thing about him, he's got range, which is actually unusual now.

He's played, off the top of my head, Jesus, the Count of Monte Cristo, a terrorist, and a crash landed alien.

And he's played a different personae in each one (are you listening Ahnuld?)

Posted by: 18-1 at December 19, 2011 01:14 AM (3aXbg)

616 Hi Shrimps, glad you are back, even if you are suffering from insomnia

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:14 AM (s7mIC)

617 Now the Rock dressed up as the Scorpion King? Hello!
Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 01:11 AM (E+E+p)

I see. Noted.

The Rock in a tux?

Turtleneck and levi's?

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:14 AM (R1+VK)

618 Um chemjeff just wow. It sounds like you need to either take a time out on the wanting to date thing, or find an honest to God matchmaker. Kratos & Alex are right, if it's all about deceit it's just going to make everyone involved miserable

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 01:15 AM (cv08Y)

619 610 Damn, I think I have a crush on david spade too.
Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:10 AM (R21xD)
Joe Dirt's on TBS. At least on the East Coast. No clue if they are only single feed or have and East Coast West Coast feed.

Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 01:16 AM (GULKT)

620 609 Hey, Lou, how do you feel about Jason Statham?
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:10 AM (vQfJ3)
OK good in Snatch. Yep kinda liked him.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:16 AM (R21xD)

621 #611: One time I was out with some friends, and we stopped in a nightclub. It turned out to be the wrong club, so we had to run out to go to the right one. But there was a girl who'd caught my eye, so on the way out, I walked up to her and said, "Hi, I'm Tunder, and I have no emotional baggage." She giggled, and seemed quite pleased. I didn't have time to stand there and talk to her, but I thought I'd throw that line at her and see what she thought. She seemed to like it!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:16 AM (vQfJ3)

622 Posted by: 18-1 at December 19, 2011 01:14 AM (3aXbg)

Yes, he is good. He did a fine job playing a dude who was totally messed up by a car accident that killed his family.

Too bad JLo was in it.

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:16 AM (R1+VK)

623 Now the Rock dressed up as the Scorpion King? Hello!

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 01:11 AM (E+E+p)
Wanna see me shake my thing?

Posted by: The Scorpion King at December 19, 2011 01:16 AM (3aXbg)

624 Now the Rock dressed up as the Scorpion King? Hello!

I actually thought the Scorpion king was a good flick, was always disappointed it didn't have a sequel or two.

Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 01:17 AM (EjNp5)

625 Joe Dirt's on TBS. At least on the East Coast. No clue if they are only single feed or have and East Coast West Coast feed.
Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 01:16 AM (GULKT)
Yep, watching it, and Dennis Miller awesome in this.
He puts the lotion on..

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:17 AM (R21xD)

626 and I really do need to get some sleep.

Posted by: buzzion has to be up in 4 hours at December 19, 2011 01:17 AM (GULKT)

627 "Hi, I'm Tunder, and I have no emotional baggage."
She giggled, and seemed quite pleased. I didn't have time to stand there
and talk to her, but I thought I'd throw that line at her and see what
she thought. She seemed to like it!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:16 AM (vQfJ3)Qu hizo a ese yanqui loco diga?

Posted by: To her Girlfriend a Few Minutes Later at December 19, 2011 01:18 AM (3aXbg)

628 I am a self-absorbed, whiny, indecisive, undisciplined, unconfident, gamma-male, gullible knucklehead.

Awww... I doubt that. How many publications would come up if I typed your real name in PubMed? The hard science field is not something a lot people can enter.

I understand how you feel. Believe me, I understand all too well. But you're not going to do yourself any bit of good beating up on yourself.

You really need to work on improving your self-esteem and not worrying too much about this deception thing you speak of. Again, that's something I'm all too familar with too. Alas, that's something you need to work on yourself - people here can guide you in the right path, but in the end, you have to face your own worst enemy - yourself.


Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 01:18 AM (UR5vq)

629
Ed Harris????? Ewwwww.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:18 AM (FIE/L)

630 Good night, Buzz!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:18 AM (vQfJ3)

631 Joe Dirt's on TBS. At least on the East Coast. No clue if they are only single feed or have and East Coast West Coast feed.
Posted by: buzzion at December 19, 2011 01:16 AM (GULKT)
And Kid Rock, damn if I don't have crushes on a bunch of weird guys!!

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:19 AM (R21xD)

632 "hey, I'm lazy and undisciplined, can I have your number?" - she'd say no.
Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:11 AM (s7mIC)


that cracked me up.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:19 AM (qjUnn)

633
629 Ed Harris????? Ewwwww.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:18 AM (FIE/L)
I know, I am weird!

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:20 AM (R21xD)

634
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 01:15 AM (cv08Y)

Okay, so please explain this. I am supposed to walk up to a girl and say "hey, I'm a slob, please date me"? No, I have to conceal the truth from her, at least to a degree. That is the deception I'm referring to. No I'm not going to pretend to be some medical doctor or rich lawyer.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:20 AM (s7mIC)

635 #627: Now that you mention it, she did look hispanic... Bah. You're probably right.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:20 AM (vQfJ3)

636 Chemjeff, yes, we all have our faults we'd like for others not to see, and we all can consciously or unconsciously be deceptive when we're trying to impress somebody, whether it's somebody we're interested in dating, or somebody we want to hire us for a job, or whatever.

This is a variation on the "there's someone for everyone" statement I always got as younger sisters, cousins, and friends got married and yet here I was still single, and while I never did entirely believe that, I do believe that it certainly is possible that there is someone you will meet in your life where you can be yourself and those faults won't matter.

Posted by: Theresa loves the Cowboys at December 19, 2011 01:22 AM (nAvCW)

637 Okay, so please explain this. I am supposed to walk up to a girl and say "hey, I'm a slob, please date me"? No, I have to conceal the truth from her, at least to a degree. That is the deception I'm referring to. No I'm not going to pretend to be some medical doctor or rich lawyer.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:20 AM (s7mIC)

Holy crap... you teach Chemistry!! That means you are smart.. and smart is sexy.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:22 AM (qjUnn)

638 You made a different impression with me, chemjeff.

You seemed like a cool dude.

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:23 AM (R1+VK)

639 Awww... I doubt that.

No, it's all true. Of course I do think that I have at least a few offsetting qualities. Such as, I bathe regularly. And I have an above average IQ.

So maybe I should go up to a woman and say "Hi, I'm really smart but I'm also a lazy slob, can I have your number"? After all, that would be "just being myself".

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:24 AM (s7mIC)

640 ChemJeff,

Why does being honest equate to yelling out your worst qualities upon first meeting? Can't you go up to a girl and just say "hey what's up" and not "HEY I LIKE TO WATCH JAPANESE PORN AND THEN CRY AFTERWARDS" and still be honest and non-deceitful?

Posted by: A-Hole at December 19, 2011 01:24 AM (29T98)

641
Ed Harris????? Ewwwww.

Concurred - Ed Harris sucks. I put him in the same category as Viggo Mortenstein, pansy ass punktards who play tough-guys because they haven't a lick of courage in the real world.

While I'm not that big a fan of The Rock's movie acting (although his screen charisma is undeniable), he's definitely possesses quantum leaps of manliness over Viggo and Ed.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 01:24 AM (UR5vq)

642 No , chemjeff you walk up say hi I'm Jeff can I buy you drink? Then you have a conversation to see if they are someone that you might want to get to know bwtter

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 01:25 AM (cv08Y)

643 "Hi, I'm really smart but I'm also a lazy slob, can I have your number"?
Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:24 AM (s7mIC)

That would actually work on me.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:25 AM (qjUnn)

644 #641: The Rock is a Republican.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:25 AM (vQfJ3)

645 Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:11 AM (s7mIC)

"Just be yourself" is usually an excuse to make no self improvements. I don't mean to imply that. My point is that if you create a facade that is divorced from the core of who you really are, then you may be able to get a one night stand or some bubble headed bleach blonde, but you'll end up unhappy. That said, there's nothing wrong with self improvement. Hit the gym, take a class in a foreign language, learn to play a sport, update your wardrobe. You'll be better off dressing well and learning to speak eloquently about chemistry than you would by becoming a gym rat and faking enthusiasm for UFC just because that's how a group of douchebags at the bar act. I hope that makes sense.

Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 01:25 AM (+1TUS)

646 Holy crap... you teach Chemistry!! That means you are smart.. and smart is sexy.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:22 AM (qjUnn)
I'm not so sure of that.... Saying "I teach science" will get you kudos on your first date, but there aren't many women who want to talk about science...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 19, 2011 01:26 AM (3aXbg)

647 Just for the record, being yourself does not include farting in front of your desired paramour, at least not until the third date or so, after that you can let 'em rip.

Posted by: booger at December 19, 2011 01:27 AM (EjNp5)

648 #641: The Rock is a Republican.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:25 AM (vQfJ3)
Why does he hate brown people?

Posted by: Your Average Compassionate Liberal at December 19, 2011 01:27 AM (3aXbg)

649 644
#641: The Rock is a Republican.

Yes, and one hell of a nice guy. He's on my short list of celebs I would love to meet IRL before Iran nukes us all, along with Robert Englund, Adam Baldwin, Sly Stallone, and a few others.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 01:28 AM (UR5vq)

650 okay since this has turned into another chemjeff whinefest and I've been
told on more than one occasion that the ONT shouldn't become chemjeff's
special therapy room then I am going to go to bed.

thank you all for your advice.

now back to your regularly scheduled boobehs and kittehs

Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:28 AM (s7mIC)

651 #641: The Rock is a Republican.

At this rate he's going to wake up tied to bed somewhere, wearing a Donald Duck costume...

Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 01:29 AM (+1TUS)

652 #645: I actually had to start turning down one-night stands because I realized they don't lead to relationships. If I'm gonna put myself out there and take the time to get to know a woman, she'd better be willing to stick around!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:29 AM (vQfJ3)

653
Ed Harris????? Ewwwww.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:18 AM (FIE/L)

I know, I am weird!

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:20 AM (R21xD)




You're not THAT weird. The man is definitely attractive to the eye. As for the rest of him.........well, put it to you this way, think of every role he's had where he played a strong, self-reliant MAN. That's not the man, that's great acting.

The man himself is almost exactly like the Birkenstock-and-beret-wearing douchebag Christof that he plays in The Truman Show.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:29 AM (FIE/L)

654 The Rock would make a fine SC Justice.

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:30 AM (R1+VK)

655 chemjeff, walk up to her and compliment her on something you honestly like about her.
If you really don't see anything you like, don't walk up to her.
Life is short, have confidence..

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:30 AM (R21xD)

656
Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 01:25 AM (+1TUS)
This. With your extensive chemistry knowledge Chemjeff, you have entrances into convos that most guys your age don't possess.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 01:30 AM (UR5vq)

657 #649: The nicest celebrity I've personally met is Neil Gaiman.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:30 AM (vQfJ3)

658 Night ChemJeff.

You are a great guy. We love you here.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:30 AM (qjUnn)

659 That would actually work on me.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:25 AM (qjUnn)


Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:31 AM (s7mIC)

660 654 The Rock would make a fine SC Justice.
Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:30 AM (R1+VK)

Especially if newt sends the marshalls after him

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 01:31 AM (cv08Y)

661 #660: Oh, I can just see him dropping The People's Elbow on Tommy Lee Jones!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:32 AM (vQfJ3)

662 Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:14 AM (R1+VK)

Yes to both.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 01:32 AM (E+E+p)

663 evil?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:33 AM (FIE/L)

664 Chemjeff, if you wish to talk, feel free to look me up on the group. I'm not as much use as the various people here, but I'll gladly tell you what I've observed and you can use me as soundboard if you wish.

Good night.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 01:33 AM (UR5vq)

665 Especially if newt sends the marshalls after him
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 01:31 AM (cv08Y)

Ol Ruth would be flicking her hair and teasing her robe buttons.

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:33 AM (R1+VK)

666 Cack.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:33 AM (FIE/L)

667 Buzzie Ginsberg would be asleep!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 19, 2011 01:34 AM (cv08Y)

668 Ha!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:36 AM (FIE/L)

669 Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:36 AM (FIE/L)

I don't believe you when you keep saying you want your soul back.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 01:37 AM (E+E+p)

670 You're not THAT weird. The man is definitely attractive to the eye. As for the rest of him.........well, put it to you this way, think of every role he's had where he played a strong, self-reliant MAN. That's not the man, that's great acting. The man himself is almost exactly like the Birkenstock-and-beret-wearing douchebag Christof that he plays in The Truman Show.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:29 AM (FIE/L)
EWWWW

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:37 AM (R21xD)

671 Interesting cracked article

not so much for what is in it, but that fact most cracked readers probably don't know Oswald was a commie or that the Soviets really had spies all over the place in the west during the "Red Scare"

Posted by: 18-1 at December 19, 2011 01:37 AM (3aXbg)

672
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:36 AM (FIE/L)
Didn't you ever see End of Days? 666 is actually 999...Wait a tick, that was Herman Cain's schtick.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at December 19, 2011 01:38 AM (UR5vq)

673 Chemjeff, when I'm feeling low in the romance department I just dazzle the ladies with my encyclopedic knowledge of Jules Verne.

Posted by: Dr. Emmett L. Brown at December 19, 2011 01:38 AM (tXq+o)

674 Nothing says "date me" like personal insecurities! We all have them. It's just a matter of either overcoming or accepting them.

Posted by: Rum is a single girl at December 19, 2011 01:39 AM (E+E+p)

675
I don't believe you when you keep saying you want your soul back.





It's all part of my cunning plan.......a plan so cunning that you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel.

Yeah, I just watched a couple of Blackadder eps this afternoon.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:42 AM (FIE/L)

676 This. With your extensive chemistry knowledge Chemjeff, you have entrances into convos that most guys your age don't possess.

It's not even about going into details. Most women will probably not be interested in the nuts and bolts of chemistry, the publishing process, or teaching at a university. What they want is a man who demonstrates that he has passions and interests that inspire him and that he has goals and a plan for achieving them.

When a man has a passion for something and pursues it then a) she is free to pursue her own passions and be successful to the fullest extent without emasculating him, b) there will always be a slight tension between his attention to her and his attention elsewhere. A woman may want to be the most important thing in your life, but she doesn't want to be the only thing, and c) she can feel like she inspires and supports your accomplishments. Women don't date rock stars for the money, they date them because they want hear a song and know that they helped inspire it, to make it possible for him to be on that stage.

Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 01:43 AM (+1TUS)

677 #655: You might want to try looking for something distinctive but not immediately
obvious to compliment her on. I once made a pretty girl melt by telling
her she had cool eyebrows!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:43 AM (vQfJ3)

678 Okay, so please explain this. I
am supposed to walk up to a girl and say "hey, I'm a slob, please date
me"? No, I have to conceal the truth from her, at least to a degree.
That is the deception I'm referring to. No I'm not going to pretend to
be some medical doctor or rich lawyer.


Posted by: chemjeff at December 19, 2011 01:20 AM (s7mIC)
the point is not to deceive or deny, but to make it unimportant. Show her your best parts but dont hide your reality. that humanity and vulnerability is what makes a person loveable.we are all a combination of good and bad.
It makes it fun. Like peanut butter and jelly man...different can go good together.

Posted by: gushie wants to post so bad! at December 19, 2011 01:44 AM (QNeKQ)

679
#655: You might want to try looking for something distinctive but not immediately obvious to compliment her on. I once made a pretty girl melt by telling her she had cool eyebrows!
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:43 AM (vQfJ3)





Eye color works really well for that.

Or you can be like Ace and say "nice jugs".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:45 AM (FIE/L)

680 Oyasuminasai.

Posted by: eman at December 19, 2011 01:45 AM (R1+VK)

681 Night all, laughing at Joe Dirt, ok he puts the lotion on his skin, sounds like a broken record tee hee.
OK so ed harris is a fantasy guy, but notthe guy you want to marry?
Jim Caviezel is too religious.
but bruce willis is the guy to have sex with, do I have this right?
Will do all the above, including Kid Rock.
Tee,hee,
OK Bruce Willis, bring it on!!
Yep, I am weird.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:46 AM (R21xD)

682 598 not to hassle niedermeyer's horse but just to clarify, no fights? what is your definition of fight?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 12:13 AM (loM0R)

How about a disagreement that lasts more than about 5 minutes? Mostly we just defer to one another on most issues, and if there is a disagreement, we respect each other enough to hear the other one out. Some things are non-negotiable, but we know what those are and steer clear. And voices do not get raised, pretty much ever.



Oh, and Chemjeff, yes, there is and remains a Mr. Right for me, so don't be such a doubter. Not everyone is as blessed as we are, but there couldn't be another one out there like my old stud.

Posted by: tcn at December 19, 2011 01:06 AM (hQX3k)

that is impressive. we have been married for about as long and blew right through your definition in week one. I have found that there are a lot of subjects we are unable to steer clear of and that we have fundamentally different and irreconcilable solutions for dealing with them. Lots of fights / arguments, however, there are understandings and agreements that are more important than the disagreements.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 01:47 AM (loM0R)

683 I should also note for the record that I'm 38 and single, so my romantic advice should probably be taken with grain of salt.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:47 AM (vQfJ3)

684 683 I should also note for the record that I'm 38 and single, so my romantic advice should probably be taken with grain of salt.
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:47 AM (vQfJ3)
Wow, now you tell me!

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:48 AM (R21xD)

685 683 I should also note for the record that I'm 38 and single, so my romantic advice should probably be taken with grain of salt.
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:47 AM (vQfJ3)

Ever been married?

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:49 AM (qjUnn)

686 Sorry, Lou; I just assume everyone can tell by looking at me.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:50 AM (vQfJ3)

687 657
#649: The nicest celebrity I've personally met is Neil Gaiman.


Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:30 AM (vQfJ3)
im officially bitterly jealous. he is my hero.

Posted by: gushie wants to post so bad! at December 19, 2011 01:51 AM (QNeKQ)

688 #685: Nope.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:51 AM (vQfJ3)

689 GT.. ever come close?

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:52 AM (qjUnn)

690 Alrighty, It's 1am and I need to be up by 5:30 for first formation. Everyone have a good evening.

Posted by: Alex at December 19, 2011 01:53 AM (+1TUS)

691 Night Alex!!

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:54 AM (qjUnn)

692 Okay, I'm out. I've got 10 minutes to download some Basque rice pudding wrestling porn before bed.

G'nite jackwagons.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 19, 2011 01:54 AM (FIE/L)

693 #687: He's really polite! He did a book signing at a store where I was working, and every request he made of the employees, like when he asked me to get him some water, had a "please" and a very sincere "thank you" attached.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:54 AM (vQfJ3)

694 Good night, ITC!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:54 AM (vQfJ3)

695 Good night, Alex!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:55 AM (vQfJ3)

696 #689: Well, uh, no, I haven't.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:55 AM (vQfJ3)

697 Night all.

Posted by: lous a girl at December 19, 2011 01:56 AM (R21xD)

698 Night Lou!

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 01:57 AM (qjUnn)

699 Good night, Lou!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 01:57 AM (vQfJ3)

700 Good evening.

So saw what the Republicans did with the omnibus bill. How fucked are we?

Saddened to see Vaclev Havel died. The world needs more men like him. If there's a Heaven he's earned his place in it.

Glad to see the Dear Leader of Best Korea dead. Shame he never saw justice. If there's a Hell I hope he has a special place in it.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 01:58 AM (4ixH5)

701 And, once again, Mad Men is the best gawdamned show on TV.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 01:58 AM (4ixH5)

702 I've always gotten the impression that women find me interesting on a strictly temporary basis, Shrimp.

That's probably partially attributable to the fact that I live in a city full of liberals, but I can't entirely discount the possibility that I'm just not serious relationship material.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:00 AM (vQfJ3)

703 702 I've always gotten the impression that women find me interesting on a strictly temporary basis, Shrimp.

That's probably partially attributable to the fact that I live in a city full of liberals, but I can't entirely discount the possibility that I'm just not serious relationship material.
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:00 AM (vQfJ3)

What a bunch of bitches in that liberal city of yours.



Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 02:02 AM (qjUnn)

704 #701: Personally, I think the best show on TV these days is Family Feud with its new host, Steve Harvey. He is awesome in that job!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:03 AM (vQfJ3)

705 Goodnight all.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at December 19, 2011 02:04 AM (qjUnn)

706 Good night, Shrimp! I appreciate the moral support!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:05 AM (vQfJ3)

707 #700: Agreed on all counts, Robert!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:11 AM (vQfJ3)

708 Good night, Shrimpy!

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 02:14 AM (4ixH5)

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Posted by: asgrtsnbirq at December 19, 2011 02:16 AM (I0o6g)

710 I suddenly have an urge to buy CDs......

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:18 AM (SsG4J)

711 Hi, Miss Tammy!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:18 AM (vQfJ3)

712 Hey, Tunder!

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:19 AM (SsG4J)

713 My best friend told me today he'd bought me Star Wars: The Old Republic for Christmas. I'm looking forward to picking it up Tuesday!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:20 AM (vQfJ3)

714 A prayer for Kim Jong-Un.

Dear new Dear Leader of Best Korea,

Hey, remember all that time you spent in Switzerland? Remember how fun it was being in a free country? With hot, free chicks? And happy people?

Emulate that. Give it a try, people will remember you fondly for it. They'll say, "Kim Il-Sung? Kim Jong-Il? Couple of assholes! Oh, but that Kim Jong-Un, yeah man, that cat knew the score!"

Should you decline to do that, well, I'd like to introduce you to a new fun game that was just invented. What you do is you throw yourself down a flight of stairs. The taller the staircase, the more points you get. It's really fun. Everyone is having a blast doing it. Try it with your top generals, I think you'll have a blast.

All the best...


Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 02:21 AM (4ixH5)

715 Well said, Robert!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:22 AM (vQfJ3)

716 GT, why'd he spoil your surprise? Or do you not like to be surprised?

Robert, I remember that Junior had been educated abroad, and told Thor hopefully it made an impression. Koreans as a rule don't strike me at all as the type of people who have to be kept under control by a brutal dictator (unlike Arabs, for instance), so I am cautiously optomistic.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:25 AM (SsG4J)

717 #716: He lives out of town, and had to let me know so I could pick it up at the store where he's having it shipped.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:26 AM (vQfJ3)

718 I suddenly have an urge to buy CDs......


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:18 AM (SsG4J)
Try this.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 02:27 AM (4ixH5)

719 Ah, I see. So you're a gamer, too!

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:28 AM (SsG4J)

720 I am!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:28 AM (vQfJ3)

721 I will repeat my plan for solving the leadership problem in North Korea.

Offer $40 million and a tropical island to the last general standing. I give it a week.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 02:29 AM (bxiXv)

722 I wrote 4020 words today. Actually this evening.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 02:30 AM (bxiXv)

723 That's an interesting idea! I can see it working, Merovign!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:30 AM (vQfJ3)

724 I remember that Junior had been educated abroad,
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:26 AM (vQfJ3)
Dear God, he was raised as a girl?Man, things are gonna get really nutty when he's on his rag.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 02:31 AM (4ixH5)

725 Another thing that I could see working to liberate North Korea is if we drop leaflets with pictures of the kind of food we Westerners eat every day.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:32 AM (vQfJ3)

726 #724: Actually, I didn't post that. Looks like it was Tammy.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:34 AM (vQfJ3)

727 GT, I had no idea so many of y'all were gamers. Heck, I had no idea gaming was as massively popular as it is!

Robert, I like this better than the prog rock you posted a while ago, for sure! It didn't jump in to my cart, but I could be persuaded to listen a little more, I think.

Dark Lord, it's good to see you....is it your writing that has kept you away?

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:34 AM (SsG4J)

728 Okay, these boobehs are far too nice to be stompin' all over.

Breasts are for molestin', not stompin'.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 02:35 AM (4ixH5)

729 Are you a gamer, too, Tammy?

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:36 AM (vQfJ3)

730 Robert, Robert, Robert.......so many keyboards doest thou owest me.

Hamburger leaflets, excellent idea, GT! French fries, tacos, lasagna, prime rib, mmmmmmm......

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:36 AM (SsG4J)

731 Actually, I didn't post that. Looks like it was Tammy.


Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:34 AM (vQfJ3)
Hm? How did that happen? That's weird. Shit, the blog is possessed!

I like this better than the prog rock you posted a
while ago, for sure! It didn't jump in to my cart, but I could be
persuaded to listen a little more, I think.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:34 AM (SsG4J)
I lurve me some Coheed. I spread the lurve.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 02:37 AM (4ixH5)

732 #728: I was afraid that the revolution in Egypt would result in a worse country. I wish I'd been wrong.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:38 AM (vQfJ3)

733 so many keyboards doest thou owest me.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:36 AM (SsG4J)
I can say this of one thing at least, my bill is huuuuuuuuge!

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 02:39 AM (4ixH5)

734 Nope, not at all, GT, I am completely ignorant, for he most part.

vika and Berserker talked me in to getting (cover your ears, Dark Lord) Skyrim for my husband for Xmas, and Dude and Zakn had me up all night watching the Blizzard Cup night before last, though. I enjoyed that.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:39 AM (SsG4J)

735 Dark Lord, it's good to see you....is it your writing that has kept you away?
Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:34 AM (SsG4J)

I wish that was more of it. That was November but I'm trying to get back into it. More.

Today was a good day for that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 02:40 AM (bxiXv)

736 Egypt will be worse. I'd feel sorrier for them if they hadn't brought it on themselves. The majority of the people say they want this.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:41 AM (SsG4J)

737 I remember reading a story about a starving North Korean doctor who snuck across the border into China in search of food... she found a bowl of meat and rice, and dug into it. It was the best thing she'd ever eaten. She was wondering why it was sitting outside the way she'd found it, and then she figured it out... it was for a dog.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:42 AM (vQfJ3)

738 It's good to be the prince.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 02:42 AM (4ixH5)

739 Today was a good day for that.

Good on you for taking advantage of your Muse. Glad she smiled on you today!

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:42 AM (SsG4J)

740 Oh, is Merovign your husband, Tammy? He's a cool guy!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:44 AM (vQfJ3)

741 This info is a terrific read. Thanks for the info.I am looking forward for more updates.

Posted by: The World of Downton Abbey ePub at December 19, 2011 02:45 AM (ZQkIP)

742 Miss Venezuela...yeah, I'd endure fascism for a country full of chicks this hot.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 02:45 AM (4ixH5)

743 Oh, no he's not, GT, though I'd be lucky to have him!

He is, uh, not a fan of Skyrim, is all.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:47 AM (SsG4J)

744 740 Oh, is Merovign your husband, Tammy? He's a cool guy!
Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:44 AM (vQfJ3)

If I was, I would be here even less.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 02:47 AM (bxiXv)

745 Oh, is Merovign your husband, Tammy? He's a cool guy!


Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:44 AM (vQfJ3)
Mom? Is there something you need to tell me????

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 02:47 AM (4ixH5)

746 He is, uh, not a fan of Skyrim, is all.
Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:47 AM (SsG4J)

Actually, I'm not a fan of Bethesda. I love what Skyrim was *supposed* to be before they released it without bothering to debug or test it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 02:48 AM (bxiXv)

747 743 Oh, no he's not, GT, though I'd be lucky to have him!

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:47 AM (SsG4J)

Imma gonna pretend that's true.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 02:49 AM (bxiXv)

748 Mom? Is there something you need to tell me????

There is probably a really good Star Wars reference joke in here somewhere.....or does it mean that you are Luke Skywalker?

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:50 AM (SsG4J)

749 Hello again kids

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 02:51 AM (ufJKx)

750 Imma gonna pretend that's true.

Oh, no need to pretend. We'd have made a fine couple! Well, let me rephrase that, I'd have been happy to have you as a husband, lol. Hard to say how happy you'd be, I am kind of quirky, to put it mildly.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:52 AM (SsG4J)

751 Hey, jc!

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:52 AM (SsG4J)

752 Ah, sorry; I misunderstood an earlier post, Tammy. Well, I hope your husband doesn't mind me hitting on you occasionally; I don't mean anything by it, and it's only really made possible by the natural anonymity of the internet.

I can tell you're quality, though, and he's a lucky guy!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:52 AM (vQfJ3)

753 Hi, JC!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:53 AM (vQfJ3)

754 751
Hey, jc!


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:52 AM (SsG4J)
====Hey MissT, where ya been?

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 02:56 AM (ufJKx)

755 Well, let me rephrase that, I'd have been happy to have you as a husband, lol. Hard to say how happy you'd be, I am kind of quirky, to put it mildly.
Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:52 AM (SsG4J)

Oh, you have no idea.

Actually, I am inexplicably popular in some circles, so maybe you would have been happy. Who knows what vagaries amuse the fates.

Define "quirky." I mean, do you stab people? People who you shouldn't stab, that is?

Can you be trusted with low explosives?

That kind of thing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 02:56 AM (bxiXv)

756 Hey, GT. Wazzup?

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 02:57 AM (ufJKx)

757 #755: She's a redhead.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:58 AM (vQfJ3)

758 Nothing much, JC! How are you doing?

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:58 AM (vQfJ3)

759 Nah, GT, he's okay with it. He's kind of jealous in real life, but he knows there is not much chance of me running around on him with y'all being thousands of miles away! He has gotten a little weird when I mention going to meetups, though; my guess is I will never be going to one unattended! I was talking about going to lunch with Gushie at some point, and he made it pretty clear he'd be tagging along.

I have a website I run during the day , so he's used to me having online friends. And I have many male friends in real life, too. I was raised up with boys, and am more comfortable with them overall than wimmenz.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:59 AM (SsG4J)

760 736
Egypt will be worse. I'd feel sorrier for them if they hadn't brought it
on themselves. The majority of the people say they want this.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:41 AM (SsG4J)
=====I've been trying to guess at a topic -- since the revolutions began in the middle east, if you were a Christian Egyptian, Libyan, etc., are you in greater danger or less? I fear the answer, and I fear what that answer means over the long term. I also fear that da preznit actually wants it that way.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 03:00 AM (ufJKx)

761 And thanks for the compliment, GT!

jc, Thor and I went to a get together at his best friends house.

Dark Lord, yes on the low explosives. I have handled dynamite. I am fine with guns. I have never stabbed anyone, but I have shot two people. They did deserve it however.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:02 AM (SsG4J)

762 Well, Tammy, I can assure you and Thor that if I met you in real life I would restrain myself. I even turn down single women if I don't think they're interested in anything more than a casual fling.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 03:03 AM (vQfJ3)

763 758
Nothing much, JC! How are you doing?


Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 02:58 AM (vQfJ3)
=====pretty good. been e-shopping all day. gotta work tomorrow, but I think I'll take the rest o' da week off.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 03:03 AM (ufJKx)

764 There is probably a really good Star Wars reference joke in here somewhere.....


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 02:50 AM (SsG4J)
You did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs?

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:03 AM (4ixH5)

765 I have never stabbed anyone, but I have shot two people.
Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:02 AM (SsG4J)

And that's well above the national average.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 03:05 AM (bxiXv)

766 Define "quirky."
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 02:56 AM (bxiXv)
Well...did you ever see Scanners?

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:05 AM (4ixH5)

767 Oh, the Coptics are well and truly done for. Mubarak kept that somewhat subdued ( not much, but somewhat); there is no way they'll be allowed to be left in peace now.

Not sure how many Xtians there are in Libya....I always thought there were quite a few in Syria, though. The ones in Iraq have been mistreated horribly, too..hell, the discrimination is increasingly rapidly in Turkey.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:06 AM (SsG4J)

768 I'm also a redhead, so I know redheads are often quite quirky.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 03:06 AM (vQfJ3)

769 I have shot two people.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:02 AM (SsG4J)
Greedo?

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:06 AM (4ixH5)

770 Greedo?
Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:06 AM (4ixH5)

Greedo wasn't a ginger.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 03:09 AM (bxiXv)

771 Well, Tammy, I can assure you and Thor that if I met you in real life I would restrain myself.

Oh, now darn it, you are supposed to say that my beauty would cause you to brave the wrath of Thor! It wouldn't, believe you me, but still.....
You did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs?

Darn it, Dark Lord has been telling tales out of school again, hasn't he?? ( And can I get an explanation??)

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:10 AM (SsG4J)

772 Oh, I'd probably waffle a bit, Tammy, but I'm very strong-willed as far as such things go.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 03:12 AM (vQfJ3)

773 ( And can I get an explanation??)


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:10 AM (SsG4J)
It usually takes 18, but the Millenium Falcon did it quicker (I'm a nerd).

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:13 AM (4ixH5)

774
a tune for xmas with the rons/rettes invoking da kittehs . . .

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 03:13 AM (ufJKx)

775 Checking out my sister's FB page and it seems her youngest went from being a redhead and made a sudden conversion to blonde.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:14 AM (4ixH5)

776 Heh, I guess the Muoz color changing gene strikes again!

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:15 AM (4ixH5)

777 Funny thing about that "12 parsecs" measurement... a parsec is a unit of distance, not time.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 03:15 AM (vQfJ3)

778 hello Miss Tammy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 03:15 AM (loM0R)

779 I was just going to ask about the parsecs being a measurement of distance. it is something like 3.26 light years or so so how did he do it in less? does he have some ability to warp space? I am surprised someone effed this

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 03:18 AM (loM0R)

780 Oh, jc, how nice to have all that time off!! An eshopping is the way to go, I do almost all mine that way n ow.

GT, I forgot you're a Ginger, too!!!

The men I shot were creeping around the barn. I was 13 years old, and home alone with a baby, a toddler, and an 8 year old, and no phone. I sent the 8 year old down the holler to get help, but when the men started coming up to the house, I got the rifle out. One of them saw me through the window, and I heard him tell the other guy I must be alone. I let him get to the porch, then shot at him. It hit him in the arm and grazed the other guy, and they ran off. Got caught later that night.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:18 AM (SsG4J)

781 Hey yankee5th! I love cookies, too. Do you ever put vanilla pudding in your choco chip cookies to make them soft and chewy?

Robert, you may well be my son. I went from being a tow head to a red head when I was in 4th grade, so we share some sort of family gene, apparently!

Y'all are sooooo knowledgeable about spacy stuff. About many things, really, even Brian Setzer! (And thanks, jc, I am a big fan!)

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:22 AM (SsG4J)

782 I am too disheartened to read about that omnibus bill. How bad is it?

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:23 AM (SsG4J)

783 I am surprised someone effed this
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 03:18 AM (loM0R)

I am completely not surprised they screwed that up.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 03:25 AM (bxiXv)

784 Basically, George Lucas thought the "sec" part was short for "second".

Stephen Spielberg helped him with editing on the original (not prequel) trilogy. And I remember reading the novel adaptation of ET, where ET's age was measured in light-years. So, Spielberg was most likely ignorant on that point as well.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 03:25 AM (vQfJ3)

785 And Tammy, good for you, I hope your aim has improved over the years!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 03:26 AM (bxiXv)

786 782 I am too disheartened to read about that omnibus bill. How bad is it?
Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:23 AM (SsG4J)

Well, if it has the words "omnibus" and "bill" in it, it's pretty damned bad.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 03:26 AM (bxiXv)

787 Good on you, Tammy! If more potential victims employed deadly force in their own defense, we'd have a lot less crime.

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 03:27 AM (vQfJ3)

788 Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:22 AM (SsG4J)

I have not tried that. I am a by the book sort in all things baking. I am very good at taking direction as you likely read when you were reading your way through; a great memory and thorough as well.
I am likely to have guests to press into service over the holidays and I intend to try you recipe for pralines.

The only variation I make in my chocolate chip cookie is to add a little extra butter.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 03:27 AM (loM0R)

789 #786: I agree with that!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 03:29 AM (vQfJ3)

790 Well, I guess I'd better hit the sack. Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Genetic Tunder at December 19, 2011 03:30 AM (vQfJ3)

791 Night GT. Sleep well.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 03:31 AM (ufJKx)

792 Got caught later that night.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:18 AM (SsG4J)
Never fuck with a Southern lass!


I went from being a tow head to a red head when I was in 4th grade, so we share some sort of family gene, apparently!


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:22 AM (SsG4J)
I had to look up tow head! Yep, when I was itty bitty I was a golden blond but by about, oh, yeah, the 4th grade sounds about right, it went really dark. Still blonde, but nowadays it's a very dark blond. I think I have one picture of myself in my profile photos on Bookface that you can see.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:33 AM (4ixH5)

793 Oh my aim was fine, Mero, I meant to hit him in the arm. I was too young to know any better...I just wanted to scare them. I had heard one of them say I must be alone, and I just wanted them to know I was tough enough to defend myself.

My Daddy had a long talk with me that night.

Looking back, what I remember is not being able to remember if I was going to have to reload. I wasn't sure if I had grabbed the shotgun or a rifle til I actually shot it and didn't fall completely down! I was so relived when they ran off, though.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:33 AM (SsG4J)

794 Goodnight, GT!





How bad is it?


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:23 AM (SsG4J)
Hope you got plenty of lube on hand.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:34 AM (4ixH5)

795 I found this to explain the parsec thing, i guess it makes sense. I will run the numbers when I get up. I am pretty sure they have the Maw in the wrong place.

In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, a boastful Han Solo claims that his spaceship made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. This is odd because he says parsec like it is a unit of time, but it really is a unit of distance. However this really isn't a mess up when one thinks about it. The Kessel Run refers to a course about a black hole. While most ships would be sucked into the hole being that close the MF was fast enough to overcome those powerful forces. Thus backing up Han's claim about his legendary ship!
The thing to keep in mind about Solo's claim of doing the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs is that the Kessel Run is through the Maw. Event Horizons around black holes are dependent on the speed at which you are traveling. A standard ship has to do the run in 18 parsecs because to cut the route any closer, the ship would get sucked in. The Falcon, however, is fast enough to straighten the route and cut over 6 parsecs off the distance traveled. This makes sense, since the Falcon is faster than most ships and he was using more power than what the engines should have been able to use. While this argument may all be after-the-fact justification for an actual scriptwriting error, the logic does hold, although Solo could have just been boasting to his potential clients.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 03:34 AM (loM0R)

796 Ya know, searching the phrase "dirty blonde" doesn't really get you the results you might actually want.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:35 AM (4ixH5)

797 http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Parsec

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 03:37 AM (loM0R)

798 Night GT!!!!

yankee5th, I have awesome cookie recipes, most very easy. Why do you add the extra butter, just curious?

Robert, Thor was a blondie, too, and he went dark, dark brown, almost black. Now he is about half grey, so he is going to sort of come full circle, I think, lol! And I shall check out your pic! I put a profile pic up last night, but took it down again. It was from a session I did for Thors bday a few years back, and it was a little cleavagy. Plus it made my nose look big.

Why do the Repubs keep freaking doing shit like this???/ I do truly understand the Purists thinking.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:39 AM (SsG4J)

799 So MissT, I want to run something past you.

Earlier tonight the single 'rons were comparing notes, so I dropped some advice on them in comment 539. It was met with deafening silence. I am curious what you may think.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 03:40 AM (ufJKx)

800
Ya know, searching the phrase "dirty blonde" doesn't really get you the results you might actually want.

Liar.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:41 AM (SsG4J)

801 Liar.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:41 AM (SsG4J)
*Halo*

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:44 AM (4ixH5)

802 yankee5th, I have awesome cookie recipes, most very easy. Why do you add the extra butter, just curious?

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:39 AM (SsG4J)

A little extra butter flattens the cookies out and makes them a little crispier. I prefer the standard recipe because I think it makes a cookie that is more or less ideal in taste and texture and lasts forever without refrigeration, however, sometimes it is fun to add a little extra butter, make them a little flatter and bigger and send them off to some friends that like them that way. I only add an extra half stick never more.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 03:45 AM (loM0R)

803 it was a little cleavagy.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:39 AM (SsG4J)
How did I miss this?*Bangs head on table*

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 03:45 AM (4ixH5)

804 jc, I saw that, and had I been on earlier, I would have given that two thumbs up and three around the worlds.

And I am an excellent matchmaker. I have three marriages to my credit, and many serious relationships that didn't make it the marriage, but were still good for both people involved.

I especially liked your insistence on one of the parties being left in the dark, far less pressure!! I will generally bring a group of people together just to observe a few folks anyway. Sometimes what I thought might work was a dead miss even before I actively tried any matchmaking, but sometimes, they found each other without any prompting.

Mind you, this was when I was in my 30s, I am kind of out of the loop now. I"d sure like to find some dates for folks here, though.

I do think men are pickier to start with than women, though.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:46 AM (SsG4J)

805 Hi Miss T!

Posted by: Zakn at December 19, 2011 03:47 AM (7F9i5)

806 While this argument may all be after-the-fact justification for an actual scriptwriting error, the logic does hold, although Solo could have just been boasting to his potential clients.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 03:34 AM (loM0R)

If my math works right, that black hole would have to be more massive than entire galaxies to require such a diversion.

A parsec is over 200k AU, a supermassive black hole is not even close to 1 AU at the horizon and gravity, though an impressive force, drops off as the square of the distance.

Even if it was a galactic center-type black hole, it would be mostly navigationally irrelevant at even 1 parsec distance, which would save you less than one parsec on a course.

In other words, excuse fail.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 03:48 AM (bxiXv)

807 *Halo Horns, tail....*

FIFY


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:48 AM (SsG4J)

808 Miss Tammy,

I would love to see your recipes and send a few back if you ever have a chance. We are doing a big run of Christmas cookies later this week. Nothing special just sugar cookies with icing. I will let the galley (pun intended again) slaves decorate as many as they want but my priority is bake, glaze, pack send I am not interested in sprinkles or designs.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 03:49 AM (loM0R)

809 I"d sure like to find some dates for folks here, though.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:46 AM (SsG4J)

You would have your work cut out for you. I have never been successfully matchmade.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 03:50 AM (bxiXv)

810 Yankee, do not try the pudding, then! It makes them softer, moister and fluffier.

I like 'em any way at all, but Thor likes them soft.


Hey, Zakn!!!! How are ya?

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:50 AM (SsG4J)

811 Why do you add the extra butter, just curious?

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:39 AM (SsG4J)

Everything's better with butter.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 03:51 AM (bxiXv)

812 We are doing a big run of Christmas cookies later this week. Nothing special just sugar cookies with icing.

Oh how I miss those days. My heart went out of it after my cousins all moved back home, We used to have SO MUCH FUN. Yes, I hollered. It was a blast. Wine was involved at times. We are all kind sassy and we feed off of each other.

I"d love to swap recipes!!!

You would have your work cut out for you. I have never been successfully matchmade.

I love a challenge. Oddly enough, while I think I think I know many of you well enough to try, you remain somewhat enigmatic to me. I'd have to meet you first, I think.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:56 AM (SsG4J)

813 810 Yankee, do not try the pudding, then! It makes them softer, moister and fluffier.

I like 'em any way at all, but Thor likes them soft.


Hey, Zakn!!!! How are ya?
Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:50 AM (SsG4J)

I am fine with softer as well and it is always good to have another arrow in your quiver. I am not so fond of the crispier cookies myself. How much pudding do you add per batch?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 03:56 AM (loM0R)

814 804 I especially liked your
insistence on one of the parties being left in the dark, far less
pressure!! I do think men are pickier to start with than women, though.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:46 AM (SsG4J)
======I was kinda surprised it fell so flat. It took me several decades to learn this stuff. Maybe it is a little too obvious for most people. Or, maybe they have bought into the hollywood chick flick scenario a little too much.
I think you are right about men being picky at first. I think they cover all the right ground - they just get the order of where to start wrong. BTW, that is why I think it is a very rare man that is a good matchmaker. Percentage-wise many more women are good at it.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 03:58 AM (ufJKx)

815 Oh, and I know a black hole related yo momma joke.

Yo momma so fat, she has a photon sphere at 1.5 times her Schwarzschild radius.

or, the easier

Yo momma so fat, she has an event horizon.

Which is less funny to geeks.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 03:59 AM (bxiXv)

816 Doin' great Miss T!

On the Eve front, our Deployment went fantastically. We achieved all our goals, and have everything moved back home. And now we are off to a full blown War. Very exciting! Check here for a decent write-up. The State of the Goonian is also worth listening to, as it goes into where, why, and why now.

I was sooo excited listening to the SOTG. When I joined this alliance I was promised a big war by my mentor, and he was just as excited to see it happen. Hopefully we get it over quick and don't have to stomp all over Raiden to do it, and if they want to play, we'll take thier Space then too.

This Map will roughly show you whats going on. In the top left in yellow is goon space (My Alliance is the Purple area). And We are invading White Noise space in Branch. And if Raiden gets involved, then we'll probably go get them as well in Tenal.

Very Exciting time for Internet Spaceships!

Posted by: Zakn at December 19, 2011 04:00 AM (7F9i5)

817 809 I have never been successfully matchmade.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 03:50 AM (bxiXv)
====Were you following the "only one of the two knows" rule? Makes a big difference in the success rate.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 04:00 AM (ufJKx)

818 Here, I think this should make everyone feel a little better.

Or queasier.

Man, I'm kind of thinking the Mayans might have been on to something.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 04:01 AM (4ixH5)

819 I love a challenge. Oddly enough, while I think I think I know many of you well enough to try, you remain somewhat enigmatic to me. I'd have to meet you first, I think.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 03:56 AM (SsG4J)

Makes sense. Also why introverts are boned, socially (or not, depending on your definition).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 04:01 AM (bxiXv)

820 812 We are doing a big run of Christmas cookies later this week. Nothing special just sugar cookies with icing.

Oh how I miss those days. My heart went out of it after my cousins all moved back home, We used to have SO MUCH FUN. Yes, I hollered. It was a blast. Wine was involved at times. We are all kind sassy and we feed off of each other.

I"d love to swap recipes!!!

We are strangers in a strange land of sorts so we do the cookie thing on our own and whenever we have siblings visiting; they are still junior and can be pressed into service. I have been hitting the compulsory / slave nature of my galley staff harder than is true this evening. However, i do find that no matter how old we get I am still able to get my you younger siblings to do things just "because I said so" as long as it is done diplomatically.

We also have a lot of friends that are not from around here and are strangers in a very strange land so they like to hang around and get a feel for the holidays.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 04:02 AM (loM0R)

821 Yankee, you add a package of pudding per batch, right out of the packet, you don't cook it. Just mix it in with your dry ingredients.

Me best cookie recipe is Mocha Truffle cookies. Tollhouse cookies, basically, as far as the basic ingredients go, with the addition of cocoa powder and instant coffee granules. Slightly different cooking instructions, too, but still easy-peasy.

Newest recipe is one that includes packets of apple cider mix. Kind of sweet, but very good.

Will get a list together. (And please note, that when I say "my" I don't mean I invented them!)

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:02 AM (SsG4J)

822 Were you following the "only one of the two knows" rule? Makes a big difference in the success rate.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 04:00 AM (ufJKx)

I don't think that many people have tried, honestly.

Either that or I was always the one that didn't know.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 04:02 AM (bxiXv)

823 I'll put This here if Dude's around. Thats the Battle Report from our deployment. (And look who's in the top 5 woot woot)

Posted by: Zakn at December 19, 2011 04:03 AM (7F9i5)

824 @812: My wife did her annual cookie swap. Every year she makes Oreo balls. She takes a package of oreos and grinds them in a blender. Then she mixes it with cream cheese and makes little balls. Then she dips the balls in pudding.

I mean chocolate. She dips them in chocolate.

Posted by: Joffen at December 19, 2011 04:04 AM (Vy7+y)

825 Then she dips the balls in pudding.

I mean chocolate. She dips them in chocolate.
Posted by: Joffen at December 19, 2011 04:04 AM (Vy7+y)

I was going to ask if it was for the aoshq Christmas party or a recipe from ace.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 04:05 AM (loM0R)

826 Zakn, I am terrified, that you are gonna get me sucked in to this. I am way to fascinated by it. And I am too damn old to be fascinated by it.

It is not seemly for a 48 year old woman to be following space wars and wondering about Raidens. Apparently, I need grandchildren. Nephews will have to do. Thor won't do the online thing.....

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:08 AM (SsG4J)

827 821 Yankee, you add a package of pudding per batch, right out of the packet, you don't cook it. Just mix it in with your dry ingredients.

Me best cookie recipe is Mocha Truffle cookies. Tollhouse cookies, basically, as far as the basic ingredients go, with the addition of cocoa powder and instant coffee granules. Slightly different cooking instructions, too, but still easy-peasy.

Newest recipe is one that includes packets of apple cider mix. Kind of sweet, but very good.

Will get a list together. (And please note, that when I say "my" I don't mean I invented them!)
Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:02 AM (SsG4J)

Sounds great. I will assemble my list as well and we can swap. I understand and appreciate the concern for attribution as well. Not one of my recipes is mine in any real sense of the word, only in the sense that I have copied it and used it - sometimes successfully.

I am off.

Have a good night / day.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 19, 2011 04:08 AM (loM0R)

828 They're easy to make. It's too bad we're all over the damn country. I'd love to share my pudding-dipped balls with everyone on AoSHQ.

The chocolate-dipped balls are good too. Heh.

Posted by: Joffen at December 19, 2011 04:10 AM (Vy7+y)

829 Sounds fun, Elder Brother 5th!!!! I can imagine you are a very good taskmaster, firm, but fair!! Sleep well, and I look forward to swapping!!

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:10 AM (SsG4J)

830 Joffen, you made me laugh! Those Oreo balls are good. I wish we could do a cookie swap for real. We could, actually, but I doubt many would want to participate. I run a cookie swap every year on my website, it works out fine. Just gotta pick cookies that travel and keep well.

I also make the worlds best Chex Mix.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:13 AM (SsG4J)

831 Makes sense. Also why introverts are boned, socially (or not, depending on your definition).

I don't think that many people have tried, honestly.





Either that or I was always the one that didn't know.



====
Pardon my intrusion, and I will back away immediately if you so desire --

As far as the introvert thing goes - I don't think it actually matters -
except for the part about meeting someone in the first place. Of course, nothing ever happens if you don't. But here's the biggest thing - women have to love us. They can't help it even if they want to. They're stuck with it, and it is way easy to make the best of that situation.

Have you ever actually asked some woman you like, trust, and respect to help you find someone? For men like me, who are awkward at the wrong moment, or oblivious when it counts, it is the only technique that actually works.

I always choose to be the one that doesn't know. It's lots easier.


Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 04:14 AM (ufJKx)

832 Zakn, is there anywhere to get more backstory for this?

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:15 AM (SsG4J)

833 Maybe next year? My dad sends us cookies that travel from Calgary to Buffalo so it's possible. Anyway I gotta get back to work. Talk to ya all later!

Posted by: Joffen at December 19, 2011 04:18 AM (Vy7+y)

834 Tammy al' Thor

Which part of the backstory? The Killing BoB again part?

Posted by: Zakn at December 19, 2011 04:22 AM (7F9i5)

835 Men are generally the ones I keep in the dark, too. I adore men, I always have,and I defend y'all steady, but men are definitely pickier going in.

I get that fat is a non starter, but men really are very, very visual and most men want far prettier women than they think they do. And I get that, I really do. Men are wired that way. But many men are not willing to go out more than once with someone they didn't immediately get all hot and bothered over, whereas most women will.

My trouble with women is when they're too clingy, for lack of a better word. They scare the guys off being too eager.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:22 AM (SsG4J)

836 Which part of the backstory? The Killing BoB again part?

I guess what I mean is really just EVE in general. I want the big picture. I can Google that, though. And I may be thinking I need more info than I really do.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:24 AM (SsG4J)

837 Guess I done killed it.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:33 AM (SsG4J)

838 I want the big picture

It's excel spreadsheets in space Nah but in all seriousness you can check here. There's tons of reading (i didn't do much of it) about the back story. Check here

The stuff that they are talking about is the Great War between Goons and BoB. Link

Posted by: Zakn at December 19, 2011 04:34 AM (7F9i5)

839 Guess I done killed it.


Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:33 AM (SsG4J) Well, you are a good shot.

Posted by: Robert at December 19, 2011 04:36 AM (4ixH5)

840 Ooooh, thank you! Exactly what I meant. And I am laughing at the Goonfleet espionage. I love this stuff.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:37 AM (SsG4J)

841 835
most men want far prettier women than they think
they do.My trouble with women is when they're too clingy, for lack of a better word. They scare the guys off being too eager.

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:22 AM (SsG4J)

=======
I think a lot of men have to experience all the BS that goes on with a woman whose entire life revolves around being attractive before they choose something else. I know I did. What a nightmare. Of course part of it was my need to boost my own self-perceived value in the eyes of the rest of the world based on the attractiveness of my mate - as if that ever really mattered anywhere but in my own mind.

I have a theory that goes men that are married to beautiful women are far more likely to cheat than other men. It is a very big dynamic that involves the psyche of both of them, but it is very interesting.

The over-eager thing is a problem, but it can be pretty funny. Have you ever seen this stage skit?

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 04:39 AM (ufJKx)

842 Well, you are a good shot.

And don't you forget it, mister.

I think I am going to bed. I have the backstory page bookmarked, thx, Zakn! And good luck.

Sleep well, my pretties!

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:40 AM (SsG4J)

843 jc, let's pick it up manana, I am about half asleep. But I do agree with you.

Night!

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:42 AM (SsG4J)

844 Oh I realized you probably didn't know the last war. Fining a link for that

Posted by: Zakn at December 19, 2011 04:43 AM (7F9i5)

845 And of Bers shows up, NO talking about the guitar til tomorrow!!

Posted by: Tammy al' Thor at December 19, 2011 04:43 AM (SsG4J)

846 Night MissT,

There's a rule against picking this kinda stuff up tomorrow. One and done. Otherwise I'd have to check my balls into the authorities and live without them from tomorrow on. I'm on thin ice as it is.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 04:46 AM (ufJKx)

847 Invasion

Reinforcements

Up go the Rapecages (Warp disruption bubbles..i know hard to explain)

War is one

Check out his column here. I especially recommend #65

Posted by: Zakn at December 19, 2011 04:55 AM (7F9i5)

848 Late responses, sorry I had to set up my Darth Vader sleep cell and take my dozen pills and whatnot:

jc - yes being an introvert matters, and no I haven't recently asked for help because not that many people know me well and previous experiences were embarrassing and counterproductive.

Is that stupid? Probably. Circumstances have rendered it almost irrelevant for the moment.

Tammy - too eager is not a problem, especially for introverts - clingy may be borderline, it's insane jealousy and control issues that cause problems.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 19, 2011 05:03 AM (bxiXv)

849 Dark Lord,

who knows maybe you can weave this conversation into a story. No technique works unless the time is right, the parties are motivated, and circumstances are at least somewhat within their control.

It's just a technique, there ain't no guarantees.

Have a good evening.

Posted by: jc at December 19, 2011 05:18 AM (ufJKx)

850 That thing about couples and marriage. . . has anyone thought about the cost of people not valuing marriage or taking it seriously? Emotionally and financially? Men might enjoy the benefits of no-strings attached sex. Women might enjoy that too. But what happens when Junior comes along and unmarried Mom and Dad want the taxpayers to foot the bill and endure the consquences of a child from an unstable situation?
There's a bunch of irresponsible, selfish people running around enjoying sex but expecting everybody else to clean up the mess.

Posted by: Angry Southerner at December 19, 2011 08:04 AM (SQvIY)

851 sock off

Posted by: Vic at December 19, 2011 09:45 AM (YdQQY)

852 Recipients of Nobel Peace Prize: Arafat, Gore, Obama
Didn't receive Nobel Peace Prize: Vaclev Havel (who freed his country from communism without firing a single shot)

If that doesn't convince you that the Nobel is a joke, nothing will

Posted by: JPS at December 19, 2011 10:28 AM (aY76I)

853 I'm calling BS on "financial reasons" - women have been able to support themselves in this country since .. well, since there was a country.

Posted by: Chuckit at December 19, 2011 10:46 AM (dBM/B)

854 "As Insty likes to point out we've gradually taken away many of the social benefits of being a married couple and only added to the burdens (particularly for men)."

Interesting you should mention that; Insty's wife blogs on this very topic frequently at drhelen.blogspot.com.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at December 19, 2011 11:14 AM (bRdb3)

855 Thanks for linking to my blog and mentioning the marriage post. It attracted a lot of traffic, as well as plenty of debate!

Posted by: Pam at December 19, 2011 01:53 PM (69fIR)

856 Like this article

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857 selfish people running around enjoying sex but expecting everybody else to clean up the mess.
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