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Anybody got any good crackpot theories?

I come up with crackpot theories all the time. Not the paranoid bluster of people like truthers and birthers. Science theories. Science... crackpot... bluster. I know just enough about science to consider a wide array of things and not enough to eliminate anything. Perfect! I thought it might be interesting to see what kinds of ideas the people of the moron horde might come up with.

How about raising Venice?

The power of fracking machines is incredible. Fracking works by cracking open rock thousands of feet below with pressure applied from above. Beau coups pressure. Part of fracking involves injecting sand to hold open the cracks once the pressure is released. This gives hydrocarbons a path out of the production zone.

An idea occurred to me long ago while watching a show about sinking Venice. They could drill a several dozen injection sites all around the city. Once drilled, the sites could be made inconspicuous when the drills are removed. They could place powerful injection pumps at these sites. Instead of injecting massive amounts of water, inject sand and water. Tons of sand. Inject an entire desert of sand, slowly, over time. Sand holds up better than clays and would result in a porous, strong layer of sand through which water cold easily migrate. And in the case of Venice, you probably wouldn't even have to fracture rock--you know, rock-rock. Prolly just weak sedimentary rock.

On the surface, you would have disguised pump stations working 24 hours a day. They would draw water from the lagoon. Dump trucks full of sand would occasionally appear to keep the machines supplied. Most of the noise from the engines could be cleverly absorbed and/or shielded. If sound was still a problem, you could turn off the pumps when necessary, say, in the evenings.

Regardless, you could build up huge plumes of uncompressable sand at the injection point of each well. Over time, these would become large enough to raise the entire city out of the mud. This could be done evenly with computerized monitoring of city levels.

This seems like such a no-brainer, so I looked it up. I found an article at NatGeo where they were discussing injecting water only. Water? Yeah, that might work for a period of time, but it wouldn't be nearly as reliable as sand injection. Water moves around. And away eventually.

Imagine how much they could raise the city in ten years.

They could keep the wells in place turn them on and off as necessary for decades to come; after all, the the sinking clays around the sand plumes underground might require occasional puffing-up. After a while, the problem disappear completely.

If anyone knows why this wasn't started 30 years ago, let me know.

Oh, even more crackpot?

How about space travel? Everyone knows the current limitations: Chemical fuel is too heavy; it takes too much, and not enough bang for the buck, etc. We can't do exotic things like interstellar ramjets that suck up fuel along the way (hydrogen) and fuse it into helium. We can't do fusion. We can't bend space or create wormholes, and I hate theories that invoke some form of as-yet-undiscovered unobtainium (magic steel) that enables us to do so. Those theories work like this: 1) Build a ship. 2) ???? 3) Space travel! Besides, bending space can be hard on your joints. Might as well dive into a black hole and hope for the best.

Silly stuff.

My theory has to do with quantum entanglement. When particles are entangled, they share a state no matter how far apart they are. Whatever you do to one, the other reacts instantly. What if you could entangle large chunks of matter, say, two plates of (okay, magic steel), and then put one on the spaceship and one on Earth. You could bombard the one on Earth with photons which are absorbed and then re-radiated. When re-radiated, the photons would radiate from both plates, albeit at a lower frequency. A single photon would be split into two, essentially, one re-radiating here; the other, there. In this way, you could put all of the bulky, energy-producing apparatus on Earth and not in the spaceship. All of the fuel would be on Earth as well. When the spaceship needs to go, all you do is bombard the plate on earth with energy. Part of the energy re-radiates from the plate on the spaceship. Voila!

I need to give it a name: Brewer-o-Drive. Yeah. Naa, heh. Silly. How about "quantum drive"? No, seriously, you have to call it Brewer-o-Drive. I like that. It has a nice ring to it, a ring that includes my name. I'll sue if I have to.

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Posted by: rdbrewer at 05:20 PM



Comments

1 WTF?!

Posted by: Nathar at February 12, 2012 05:23 PM (kevjL)

2 HAARP

Posted by: Pecos at February 12, 2012 05:23 PM (2Gb0y)

3 Frackin' machines are the only thing that'll touch me nowadays.

That reminds me. I need more batteries.

Posted by: babs streisand at February 12, 2012 05:23 PM (sHY5w)

4 Somebody throw Tiger a porn star.

Posted by: S Daniel at February 12, 2012 05:24 PM (AiWBS)

5 Two words: Flux Capacitor!!!!

Posted by: Portnoy at February 12, 2012 05:24 PM (86cPG)

6 Flux off!

Posted by: Doofus at February 12, 2012 05:24 PM (xKC/c)

7 You know, sand injection might work for the leaning tower of Pisa too.

Next week? Grand unification theories.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 05:25 PM (Iyg03)

8 Two more words: Lock Box!!!

Posted by: ALGORE at February 12, 2012 05:25 PM (86cPG)

9 "If anyone knows why this wasn't started 30 years ago, let me know."

Well, you know the socialist southern european atitude towards adopting measures for their own good ...

Posted by: Arbalest at February 12, 2012 05:27 PM (uEmYb)

10 >Two more words: Lock Box!!!

Been there, done that.

Posted by: Tipper at February 12, 2012 05:28 PM (AiWBS)

11 Here's an open thread topic...in what ways could Obama have sucked more? You know if he really tried.

Posted by: Mr Pink at February 12, 2012 05:28 PM (o55xE)

12
Solar and wind power will lead us to Nirvana.

Posted by: Joe "Jerkwad" Biden at February 12, 2012 05:29 PM (TkGkA)

13
Opa!

Posted by: Soothsayerus at February 12, 2012 05:29 PM (g2lWi)

14 Yeah, all good an what, but would this Brewer-drive work after dark?... see, I think you need more work on this....

Posted by: Yip in Texas at February 12, 2012 05:29 PM (Mrdk1)

15 Sand? What about a hot beef injection?

Posted by: runninrebel at February 12, 2012 05:30 PM (N/1Dm)

16 I have a theory that we could solve global warming (if it existed), by initiating the eruption of volcanoes with high explosives. You would drill down toward the magma chamber at numerous points around the the volcano, then pack in thousands of tons of whatever you had handy that would go boom in a big way. Then you detonate. The resulting pressure forces the magma up and out of the chamber, causing an eruption. The resultant ash shoots into the stratosphere, reflecting a percentage of the sun's rays back into space, thereby cooling the planet. The effect has been observed numerous times throughout history, lowering the global temperature average by up to several degrees Centigrade. I did a power point on this in college. Got an A.

Posted by: arik at February 12, 2012 05:32 PM (3x8Pm)

17 From HotAir, Is Matt Lewis a Blogger?

http://tinyurl.com/7z7p5wu

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 05:33 PM (Iyg03)

18 Here's a crack-pot theory: Samuel L. Jackson voted for Obama because he was black. The people who did not vote for him, it was because he is black and absolutely hate black people, and, if you criticize the love-a-baby for any reason, whatsoever, you are a racist, straight-up.

Posted by: The Greys at February 12, 2012 05:33 PM (tEe1I)

19 Sand? What about a hot beef injection?
Eyyyyyy, do ya know how 'ta make an Italian beef?

Step on his pointy shoes!

Posted by: Tony Bagadonatza, Always A Barrel of Laughs at February 12, 2012 05:34 PM (VMcoS)

20 If you want the truth behind 9-11 you have to go through Indonesia.........and Barack Obama.

Posted by: Birther T. Truther at February 12, 2012 05:34 PM (nMROO)

21 Hmmm...I think Zero has pretty much pegged out the Suck-O-Meter.

Michelle probably disagrees....but I won't hold that against him....

*shiver*

Posted by: Portnoy at February 12, 2012 05:34 PM (86cPG)

22 Did someone say "Loyal Order of the Terminally Boned"?

Click through my sock link to see national debt, standing debt, debt that needs to be repaid in 2012 and interest on debts in 2012 but using great graphics to cheer the viewer up a least just a little.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 12, 2012 05:34 PM (sHY5w)

23 Fuck. Has even the sock linking now been disabled too?
www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/019255.html

Posted by: andycanuck at February 12, 2012 05:36 PM (sHY5w)

24
Isn't that whole area full of volcanoes and seismic activity? Wouldn't you have liquid faction and Venice would disappear like Atlantis. Venice: BOOM! I'm otta here.

You want a good crackpot theory? AGW.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 05:37 PM (5nk8p)

25 How about inject Venice with a little cement, a little tire-flat fixer, some saline and antifreeze?

Posted by: Yip in Texas at February 12, 2012 05:38 PM (Mrdk1)

26
Speaking of crackpot theories what about all that bullshit that life as we know it was definitely going to end after the gulf spill?

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 05:38 PM (5nk8p)

27 “Well, you see, Norm, it’s like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it’s the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.
In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive intake of alcohol kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.
And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”

Posted by: Cliff Clavan at February 12, 2012 05:38 PM (CAaOx)

28 but using great graphics to cheer the viewer up a least just a little.


Posted by: andycanuck

Yeah, the graphics help.

Posted by: Dianna at February 12, 2012 05:39 PM (mKMj1)

29 It was my understanding that Las Vegas has solved the Venice problem. Plus, now you can go there and they speak English! Or at least Spanglish.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 05:39 PM (6TB1Z)

30 Rasmussen has 52 percent of those polled saying the GOP congressional agenda is "extreme." Sounds like the MFM is doing its job.

Free stuff is great. Wanting to stop free stuff is extreme.

For those that answer "extreme," the followup question should be whether you will absolutely vote to throw your two senators and your one congressman (and they ought to be named in the question by the pollster) out the next chance you get.

Betcha those saying "extreme" would say no, we're happy with them, just fine.

We'll be tossing Molotov cocktails like the Greeks, in far less time than you think.

Posted by: I am the walrus, goo goo ga joo at February 12, 2012 05:40 PM (4sQwu)

31 Dig a train tunnel between New York and Los Angeles. Make it a straight line. It'll pierce the curvature of the earth like an arrow going through an apple. You won't need any means of propulsion for the vehicle on the first leg of the journey because when the train is positioned to go at the beginning of the track at either end, it'll actually be angled downward. In effect, it'll be going downhill, so you just let it go and it'll drop until it reaches the center point of the track.

Past the center point--somewhere around Lebanon, Kansas--you may need some form of propulsion to get it going back uphill, but maybe if you provide frictionless magnetic levitation, the momentum of the initial drop will keep the train going all the way to the destination.

Posted by: Llarry at February 12, 2012 05:40 PM (Rnfm0)

32 Alternate theory. it isn't worth saving. Ask Italians in general and Venetians in particular. Their population is dropping. Rebuilding the lower section of New Orleans isn't smart either.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 12, 2012 05:40 PM (c9Ivb)

33 I always thought Tipper was kinda hot, albeit a wee bit overweight. Apparently Al felt differently.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 05:41 PM (6TB1Z)

34 25
<i>How about inject Venice with a little cement, a little tire-flat fixer, some saline and antifreeze?</I.

I was thinking the same thing although, my pud would be the test case. Permanent erection. Winning!

Posted by: Cast Iron at February 12, 2012 05:41 PM (EL+OC)

35 Isn't that whole area full of volcanoes and seismic activity? Wouldn't you have liquid faction and Venice would disappear

Yeah, but sand is more stable than clay. I think. And Venice already runs the risk of sinking due to quakes. Right?

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 05:41 PM (Iyg03)

36 Dark energy consists of very high amplitude but very low frequency photons which permeate the known universe. These photons are virtually undetectable because of the low frequency. To my knowledge, there is no theoretical lower limit on the frequency of a photon.

Posted by: Europe at February 12, 2012 05:42 PM (j+Izh)

37 Space propulsion idea: Hydrogen using ice that may be found on the Moon. Call it the Brew-ski.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 12, 2012 05:42 PM (c9Ivb)

38 Re: "liquid faction" --

Yeah, I was thinking liquefaction and quicksand, too.

Re: "not worth saving" --

If Venetians don't want to live there, we should buy it and move it to America. It worked for the Cloisters.

Posted by: Maureen at February 12, 2012 05:43 PM (mYjaA)

39
Why do you think all those buildings in Santa Monica and the Marina District in SF pancaked? They were built on reclaimed land where sand was used.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 05:44 PM (5nk8p)

40 Rebuilding the lower section of New Orleans isn't smart either.
Posted by: Blue Hen at February 12, 2012 05:40 PM (c9Ivb)

What do you hate chocolate people?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 05:44 PM (eCnLg)

41 Dig a train tunnel between New York and Los Angeles. Make it a straight line. . . . Past the center point--somewhere around Lebanon, Kansas--you may need some form of propulsion to get it going back uphill . . . .

Not bad! But. If the shaft didn't have any air inside (which would cause resistance), you wouldn't need propulsion to get back uphill. You'd get to LA in 42 minutes. In fact, that'd be true of any hole connecting two cities on Earth, 42 minutes.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 05:45 PM (Iyg03)

42 How about a space mirror that would start America's BBQ's on demand?

Posted by: Newt Gingrich at February 12, 2012 05:45 PM (EL+OC)

43 Mmm. Chocolate.

Posted by: homer simpson at February 12, 2012 05:45 PM (sHY5w)

44
Crackpot theories you say?
How about spend money you don't have living the high life and not giving a shit.

Posted by: Tom Vu Real Estate Guru at February 12, 2012 05:45 PM (L3I4w)

45 Venetians want to live there but it is too expensive. They can live mainland and rent out their apts. etc. on Venice.

Venice makes a shit load of tourist dollars.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 05:45 PM (5nk8p)

46 @31
Any problem with geothermal heat?

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 05:46 PM (6TB1Z)

47 Doh!

Sock link killed.

Posted by: homer simpson at February 12, 2012 05:46 PM (sHY5w)

48 31
Dig a train tunnel between New York and Los Angeles. Make it a straight
line. It'll pierce the curvature of the earth like an arrow going
through an apple. You won't need any means of propulsion for the vehicle
on the first leg of the journey because when the train is positioned to
go at the beginning of the track at either end, it'll actually be
angled downward. In effect, it'll be going downhill, so you just let it
go and it'll drop until it reaches the center point of the track.


-----------

Plus, it'll be great for shipping burritos.

http://tinyurl.com/2t5xvh

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2012 05:46 PM (6fER6)

49 45
Venetians want to live there but it is too expensive. They can live mainland and rent out their apts. etc. on Venice.



Venice makes a shit load of tourist dollars.


Yup, it's a theme park now. And I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 05:46 PM (6TB1Z)

50 1. Price controls established by a central planner
2. Drug companies make less of the drug
3. Cancer patients S-O-L

True story. Happening right now. Story on Instapundit.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 05:47 PM (I2LwF)

51 Speaking of crackpot theories what about all that
bullshit that life as we know it was definitely going to end after the
gulf spill?

Posted by: mike

My idiot brother in law is in love with the doom mongering crackpot theories. He was prattling on about 'peak oil'. I noted that according to Paul Ehrlich, the Club of Rome, Jimmy Carter and a host of other fools, we're all supposed to be dead right now. Frozen, bereft of copper, manganese, nickel, cobalt, uranium and of course oil. ANd yet, we're not, and he's driving a prious with a u-boat surplus battery in the damn thing mad of the stuff that we supposedly ran out of over a decade ago.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 12, 2012 05:47 PM (c9Ivb)

52 Sand would compress. Water wouldn't... if you could get it to stay in one place, which doesn't seem likely. Depends on how porous the rock is below the city.

Posted by: Synova at February 12, 2012 05:47 PM (P0X9Q)

53 My idiot brother in law


???? Why do you insist on repeating yourself?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 05:48 PM (eCnLg)

54 Rebuilding the lower section of New Orleans isn't smart either.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 12, 2012 05:40 PM (c9Ivb)



What do you hate chocolate people?

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Because they fucked up my peanut butter!!

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 12, 2012 05:48 PM (c9Ivb)

55 Llarry, look here:
http://tinyurl.com/7a4bkdr

and here:
http://tinyurl.com/yth899

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 05:48 PM (Iyg03)

56 The severe suck in Los Angeles would bring the train from NYC easy-peasy like a vacuum tube thingy at the bank drive-thru. They'd have to figure out obvioulsy how to reverse it to overcome the blow of NYC...

Posted by: Yip in Texas at February 12, 2012 05:48 PM (Mrdk1)

57 Favorite crackpot theory - the Sleepers everything that is bad for you is good for you theory. It does seem to be becoming more and more obvious that following the government's suggestions on nutrition will make you fat.

I also like the nearly everything that's wrong with us is viral based.

Posted by: alexthechick at February 12, 2012 05:48 PM (Gk3SS)

58 If you like your Venice, you can keep your Venice

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 05:49 PM (eCnLg)

59 Crackpot Theories are derived of outside the box thinking from the Right that often prove to have some degree of merit.

Crackpipe Theories are the province of the great minds of the Left (not unlike the great sewers of Calcutta) that most often devolve into poverty and chaos, iotw, their utopia.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 12, 2012 05:50 PM (ZJCDy)

60 50
1. Price controls established by a central planner

2. Drug companies make less of the drug

3. Cancer patients S-O-L



True story. Happening right now. Story on Instapundit.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 05:47 PM (I2LwF)
Too bad there isn't some magical internet propulsion system that would take me directly to the article on that far away website...

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at February 12, 2012 05:50 PM (Jdtb9)

61 Quit making fun! My balls haven't been properly struck since "Jasmine Rose" took that job in Dubai. She's the only one who ever understood me.

Posted by: Tiger W. at February 12, 2012 05:50 PM (hiMsy)

62 If you like your Venice, you can keep your Venice

Posted by: Nevergiveup

Until it comes to visit me, that is.

Posted by: Davey Jones at February 12, 2012 05:50 PM (c9Ivb)

63 How about inject Venice with that expanding foam from Home Depot.. you know, the canned stuff. Millions of cans. It will put some Venicians to work, and that shit always expands more than you want it to... Hell, it will be like a freaking hilltop in a year or so...

Posted by: Yip in Texas at February 12, 2012 05:50 PM (Mrdk1)

64 Oh, I have a good one! Fats cause heart attacks.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 05:50 PM (Iyg03)

65 Seems like Drudge always take Sunday's off unless the world is damn near ending?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 05:51 PM (eCnLg)

66 Whitney Houston was killed by the Bilderbergers, because, um......Halliburton!

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 05:51 PM (6TB1Z)

67 I also like the nearly everything that's wrong with us is viral based.


Posted by: alexthechick at February 12, 2012 05:48 PM (Gk3SS)
or a parasite.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2012 05:51 PM (TomZ9)

68 You can save Venice by sending them a shitload of that Seen OnTV Flex Seal stuff.

Posted by: mpfs at February 12, 2012 05:51 PM (4XR1h)

69 Fats cause heart attacks.
Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 05:50 PM (Iyg03)

Shit, I hope not!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 05:52 PM (eCnLg)

70 Moon base with solar panels and wind farms...... THIS!

Posted by: Yip in Texas at February 12, 2012 05:52 PM (Mrdk1)

71
"In fact, that'd be true of any hole connecting two cities on Earth, 42 minutes."

How many times do I need to fucking repeat myself, people?

Posted by: Deep Thought at February 12, 2012 05:52 PM (8ra42)

72 I see the religion of peace has destroyed the Maldives national historical museum. "All evidence of our Buddhist past is gone."

You know, you'd think these muzzies were operating under some pagan, satanic ritual or something, but that can't be.

That would be racist, and Dear Leader likes 'em

Posted by: Doom am I, full-ripe, dealing death to the worlds, engaged in devouring mankind. at February 12, 2012 05:52 PM (M5hiS)

73 Venice is going flat? Inject silicone.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 12, 2012 05:52 PM (cEVyk)

74 Too bad there isn't some magical internet propulsion system that would take me directly to the article on that far away website...
Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at February 12, 2012 05:50 PM (Jdtb9

lol link in my sig, you troll

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 05:52 PM (I2LwF)

75 one of the more interesting spacey articles i read in recent years was the evidence-based suggestion of there being ALOT of universe beyond what we can possibly see, and beyond what would be within big bang range, as currently understood.

my pet theory is that dark matter and dark energy are ripples in the fabric of space time. I know that its supposed to be flat. But then, the earth is as spherical and smooth as a billiard ball, but that doesnt mean there arent any mountains or abyssal plains/trenches.

Posted by: A.G. at February 12, 2012 05:53 PM (rFpcx)

76 Engineers can't even straighten up the leaning tower of Piza. And you want them to lift up a whole city?

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 05:53 PM (I2LwF)

77
In fact, that'd be true of any hole connecting two cities on Earth, 42 minutes.

How many times do I need to repeat myself?

Posted by: Deep Thought at February 12, 2012 05:53 PM (8ra42)

78 All of the fuel would be on Earth as well. When the spaceship needs to
go, all you do is bombard the plate on earth with energy. Part of the
energy re-radiates from the plate on the spaceship. Voila!


Are you talking about using light pressure? We could probably start building a probe with a gigantic light sail now if we wanted to.

Posted by: Heorot at February 12, 2012 05:54 PM (rnFTE)

79 Whitney Houston was killed by the

We saw it coming.

Posted by: Dione Warwick and the Psychic Friends Network at February 12, 2012 05:55 PM (phlKA)

80
I've always liked the secret carburetor developed by some guy that can over 100 mpg but the big oil is keeping it under wraps.

Posted by: Tom Vu Real Estate Guru at February 12, 2012 05:55 PM (L3I4w)

81
@75.. Dark Matter... Universe.. I see what you did here..

RACIST!

Posted by: Yip in Texas at February 12, 2012 05:56 PM (Mrdk1)

82 When I think of the joys of centralization, I think of commie heating system. In Moscow, they had one big plant that supplied all the steam heat through ducts to large apt bldgs. Of course, people were either too hot or too cold. Entire intersections would cave in with people falling in and being par boiled alive. No shit. A horrible way to die.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 05:57 PM (5nk8p)

83 and the number one crackpot theory is....
liberalism


with a close second with Keyensianism(or how ever the fuck you spell it)

Posted by: jake at February 12, 2012 05:58 PM (VDbQY)

84 I'm building a probe right now... at home... in my pants

Posted by: Norm Crosby at February 12, 2012 05:58 PM (Mrdk1)

85 Engineers can't even straighten up the leaning tower of Piza. And you want them to lift up a whole city?

Posted by: Truman North

It's this kind of defeatist thinking that denies us the full array of bacon products that will advance civilization.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 12, 2012 05:59 PM (c9Ivb)

86 What if you could entangle large chunks of matter

Uh, then it stops being "quantum".

Nice try though.

Posted by: TomB at February 12, 2012 06:00 PM (SNxYz)

87 Why does it take so long for them to determine cause of death? If they find water in lungs, fine, she drowned. If they find a tox level in blood or urine or undigested pills, then it was drugs as a primary or secondary cause of death. But they always insist on doing a brain thin section, meaning, they remove your brain, wait for it to dry out so they can slice it into thin sections. This takes about 3 weeks.

If one of you morons could invent away of drying a brain out immediately, it would be a big help to forensic science.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 06:01 PM (5nk8p)

88 83
and the number one crackpot theory is....

liberalism




with a close second with Keyensianism(or how ever the fuck you spell it)

Posted by: jake at February 12, 2012 05:58 PM (VDbQY)

What about me?

Posted by: Efficient Low Cost Government Run Health Care at February 12, 2012 06:01 PM (L3I4w)

89 Nuclear powered spacecraft. Wasn't good enough for JFK but it's good enough for us.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 12, 2012 06:02 PM (tKFT6)

90 My crackpot theory.

The Fed Reserve, and Treasury, are activly creating the devaluation of the dollar, and SAYING that inflation is less, in order to try to help the National Debt. The false Inflation numbers make it so they do not have to raise Soc Sec or other salaries, while paying for them with dollars which have less buying power.

The problem is that these conditions (zero interest loans to banks) also mean that trying to Save Money in a bank, is a net loser... as the real inflation plus devaluation, is greater than any interest you earn...

They know however, that to publish this would cause a Shit Storm, as this is being done by unelected Bankers... with no oversite by any outside entity (except the Treasury Dept. which is in on the Con).

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 12, 2012 06:02 PM (lZBBB)

91 A mind steeped in quantum mechanics is a terrible thing to waste.

Posted by: Fritz at February 12, 2012 06:02 PM (TsXFk)

92 Posted by: Efficient Low Cost Government Run Health Care at February 12, 2012 06:01 PM (L3I4w)

good catch, that also

Posted by: jake at February 12, 2012 06:02 PM (VDbQY)

93 Engineers can't even straighten up the leaning tower of Piza. And you want them to lift up a whole city?

****

Lesson learned: Measure twice, cut once

Posted by: The kids from South Park at February 12, 2012 06:03 PM (oli5D)

94 Good Occupy Wall Street spoof - http://tinyurl.com/7axsuhw

Posted by: Barney's Frank in Freddie's Fannie at February 12, 2012 06:04 PM (XBEWJ)

95 Engineers can't even straighten up the leaning tower of Piza. And you want them to lift up a whole city?

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 05:53 PM (I2LwF)

IIRC, the ground started sinking midway through the project and they tried to alter the shape of the tower to compensate.

The moment the building started sinking, the project should have been abandoned and the tower disassembled.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 06:04 PM (TZyhY)

96 http://tinyurl.com/7axsuhw

Posted by: Barney's Frank in Freddie's Fannie at February 12, 2012 06:04 PM (XBEWJ)

97 92
Posted by: Efficient Low Cost Government Run Health Care at February 12, 2012 06:01 PM (L3I4w)


good catch, that also


Don't forget me.

Posted by: The Affordable Health Care Act at February 12, 2012 06:04 PM (6TB1Z)

98 72
I see the religion of peace has destroyed the Maldives national historical museum. "All evidence of our Buddhist past is gone."


Posted by: Doom am I, full-ripe, dealing death to the worlds, engaged in devouring mankind.

I hate these people with a dark and bloody passion.

Posted by: Dianna at February 12, 2012 06:04 PM (mKMj1)

99 my pet theory is that dark matter and dark energy are ripples in the fabric of space time.

I think dark matter resides in a dimension we can't see, and that's why it reacts very little with our universe--through gravity which bleeds over. For the same reason, gravity here is the weakest force. (If you want to call it a force.) Gravity here also bleeds into other dimensions.

Dark energy. Supposedly it explains the accelerating expansion of the universe. Why not the pressure of the Higgs Field instead? Or zero-point energy? Or the pressure of light over time? I don't know enough about dark energy theory to guess.

I do wonder if the Higgs Field gets thinner over time. If so, particles weigh more in the past, less in the future. I wonder if there's a way to test that.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:04 PM (Iyg03)

100 Brain Jerky is brain food!

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 12, 2012 06:05 PM (uIz80)

101 93
Engineers can't even straighten up the leaning tower of Piza. And you want them to lift up a whole city?


Try injecting mass quantities of Viagra.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 06:05 PM (6TB1Z)

102
Nuclear powered spacecraft. Wasn't good enough for JFK but it's good enough for us.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 12, 2012 06:02 PM (tKFT6)

If I'm not mistaken some space probes are nuclear powered but not nuclear propulsion.

Posted by: Efficient Low Cost Government Run Health Care at February 12, 2012 06:06 PM (L3I4w)

103 I imagine a world where the best of the best actually play in the bowl games.

I know it's complicated, but it's been 60 years since we planted a flag on Mars, so I feel certain that the technology exists.

Posted by: The kids from South Park at February 12, 2012 06:06 PM (oli5D)

104 The cosmic background microwave radiation is really the remnants of countless previous universes that have expanded beyond the oblivion of their own space and have invaded ours.

Posted by: Europe at February 12, 2012 06:06 PM (j+Izh)

105 Electing an Affirmative Action president would be a great idea.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 12, 2012 06:07 PM (cEVyk)

106 I know it's complicated, but it's been 60 years since we planted a flag on Mars, so I feel certain that the technology exists.

Posted by: The kids from South Park at February 12, 2012 06:06 PM (oli5D)

Indian Caves.... just sayin...

Posted by: John Carter at February 12, 2012 06:07 PM (lZBBB)

107 "Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics".
http://tinyurl.com/7fwqqce
Hormonally-induced psychosis ...

Posted by: Avenging Disco Godfather at February 12, 2012 06:08 PM (uEmYb)

108 English media continue to refer to muslims doing what muslims do as "asians"

link in my sig

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 06:08 PM (I2LwF)

109 Are you talking about using light pressure?

Not necessarily. You could accelerate hydrogen atoms out the back.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:09 PM (Iyg03)

110
If one of you morons could invent away of drying a brain out immediately, it would be a big help to forensic science.

Posted by: mike

Expose it to Obama speeches. Without the ability to marinate itself in beer, it will shrivel up within hours.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 12, 2012 06:09 PM (c9Ivb)

111 I do wonder if the Higgs Field gets thinner over time. If so, particles
weigh more in the past, less in the future. I wonder if there's a way to
test that.


Well the official standard kilogram has lost mass over time. Maybe it's been tested and nobody realized it.

Posted by: Heorot at February 12, 2012 06:09 PM (rnFTE)

112 Posted by: TomB at February 12, 2012 06:00 PM

Potty poopa.

Posted by: Ahnold at February 12, 2012 06:09 PM (Iyg03)

113 I need to give it a name: Brewer-o-drive. Yeah. Naa, heh. Silly.
How about "quantum drive"? No, seriously, you have to call it
Brewer-o-drive. I like that. It has a nice ring to it--a ring that
includes my name. I'll sue if I have to.


Whatever you call it, it better not look like an iPad.

Posted by: Your Friends in the Apple Intellectual Property Enforcement Division at February 12, 2012 06:10 PM (yQwq5)

114
Another crackpot theory is that Justin Bieber is male.

Posted by: YIKES! at February 12, 2012 06:10 PM (L3I4w)

115 Okay ...one of my I don't-know-enough stupid thoughts. Mine is along the Bene Gesserit lines ....
.
Consciousness at least, it seems to me, is not necessarily subject to restraints of time (since time may simply be an acceleration frame or somethin', and motion inside the frame may be dimensional in nature rather than past/future: after all, I can look up and down and around, eh).
.
This doesn't necessarily mean that causality itself is suspect (though I recall reading phyics papers that suggested that may have happened during testing at the quantum level), and because exceptions to causality might themselves just be another reason for "branching events" of the multi-verse (i.e., spawning new event lines).
.
So the individual consciousness "looking forward" from the current frame being merely a matter of perspective (or referential frame), it should be at least possible (by some kind of unknown mental gymnastics) to see/experience everything that has been, is being, and will be registered/stored in your conscious memory (and maybe unconscious as far as that goes).
.
Also. Memories may be embedded at the sub-cellular level of DNA (or maybe RNA). So you should be able to access forbear memories (to the time of your direct ancestral line conception) if the foregoing is correct.
.
So time "viewing" as a form of"travel" (depends upon the filtering, as I think I've read we actually filter a huge amount)should be possible.
.
Which leads me to ask: why is my non-cooperative future self not assiduously noting winning bets and lottery numbers which would make us both wealthy with as little effort as possible? Stupid get.

Posted by: davisbr at February 12, 2012 06:10 PM (EuWFS)

116 I think rdbrewer's theory of particle entanglement would theoretically result in boobquakes becoming real physical phenomena. There's a quake in Christina Hendricks's cups, and it's going to rock your world!!

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 12, 2012 06:11 PM (niZvt)

117 A friend posted on his facebook today about how microwaved water is more toxic versus conventionally heated water. The evidence was a high school science fair entry, with no control, and a sample size of... One.

Obviously, Numerous conclusions were drawn.

http://employsnews.org/2011/12/11/microwave-test-an-eye-opener/

Posted by: supercore23 at February 12, 2012 06:12 PM (ZUFNn)

118 Dead birds. Why aren't they everywhere?

I see live birds all the time. I see them in the trees and I see them in the air. I see them near the ponds and I see them in the fields. Sometimes the sky is black with them. When I go outside I hear them chirping. When I'm trying to sleep in the morning I can't because they are making too much noise.

Okay. So at some point they have to die. At the rate I see live birds, I should see dead birds. Everytime I mow the lawn I should be running over dead birds. Everytime I walk to the corner, I should be stepping on them on the sidewalk. Everytime I drive to work, I should be running over them in the road. Yet I hardly ever ever ever see a dead bird. Just laying there, dead.

Where are they? Where are all the dead ones? Or do birds just live forever?

Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 06:13 PM (P6QsQ)

119 Doctor Brewer's Magical Quantum Elixir

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 12, 2012 06:14 PM (uIz80)

120 116
I think rdbrewer's theory of particle entanglement would theoretically
result in boobquakes becoming real physical phenomena. There's a quake
in Christina Hendricks's cups, and it's going to rock your world!!

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 12, 2012 06:11 PM (niZvt)

I think of that as more like plate tectonics with me falling into the subduction zone.

Posted by: YIKES! at February 12, 2012 06:14 PM (L3I4w)

121 good day for Phil, not so much for Tiger.....

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 06:14 PM (VJsZn)

122
I have a crackpot idea:
Let's drop a small cruise missle into the middle of the next Bilderburg group meeting and see if there are any major social changes that occur shortly afterword.
Just, you know, to see if all those conspiracy crackpots actually had any made any legitimate connections.
I mean think about it. None of us have enough money to belong to that group so it would be like taking out a group of lawyers. Nobody would care afterwords.

Posted by: Mr.Obvious at February 12, 2012 06:14 PM (t4++D)

123 Where are all the dead ones? Or do birds just live forever?
Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 06:13 PM (P6QsQ)

You don't really think that crap you buy in the supper markets is chicken do you?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 06:15 PM (eCnLg)

124 Anyone interested in a Northern New Jersey/New York metropolitan area meetup?

I set up an e-mail address for those who have a desire to drink beer and talk shit about liberals in the company of like-minded vulgarians.

Shoot me an e-mail and I'll try to arrange a convenient time and place for all who are interested.

nynjmeet@optimum.net

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:16 PM (nEUpB)

125 Where are they? Where are all the dead ones? Or do birds just live forever?

What?

Posted by: Well-fed cats at February 12, 2012 06:16 PM (6TB1Z)

126 Tesla was robbed. Robbed, I tell ya.

Posted by: S Daniel at February 12, 2012 06:17 PM (AiWBS)

127 I mean, have you ever just been walking around when a flock of birds flies over head and just have one fall down dead in front of you? Not me. Never has happened in 50 years. And why is that? Don't they ever have heart attacks? Liver failure? Do they just fly forever?

Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 06:18 PM (P6QsQ)

128 I've worked on many a frac job rdbrewer and as far as the power, or to call it what it is, pressure to raise a city, it is possible. What is not possible is the platform under the city that you would need as a foundation to raise the city with pump pressure. Otherwise, the pressure will not be controlled or focused directly on the lift, and like water, it will find the path of least resistance to escape. The fracing process, to find a simple meataphor to help explain it, is similar to an hydraulic piston. The same type of hydraulic cylinder you would find on constuction equipment, cranes, or a jack in a mechanics garage that lifts your car for service.A well is similar to an hydraulic pistonin that it is a contained vessal that holds thepressure inside it and controls the release of said pressure, either through the perforations in the bottom of the well used for fracing or released back through the top of the well. So, you can see your idea of having multiple wells (or jacks is what they would be) would not work because there is nothing (like a platform structure) for them to lift. You could lift individual buildings but they do that now with much smaller jacks.

Posted by: ole scratch at February 12, 2012 06:18 PM (+56Bh)

129 >>>>>>>boobquakes

I want to know what accounts for Sarah Palin's sudden aging. She was hot a few months ago, and now she's starting to look like a Grandma. A hot grandma, it's true, but nonetheless....

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 06:18 PM (6TB1Z)

130 Over time, matter breaks down and disintegrates into it's lowest common denominator, yet gravity still is the penultimate force. Forcing all the diminished mass of former planets, former black hole, former red dwarfs, etc into one matter/anti-matter singularity which erupts, once again into another singularity which takes billions of years before stars emerge, die out, explode, and seed the universe with the matter from which we are made -- seven and a half-billion years later.

Shortly thereafter, Whitney Houston will drown in a bathtub, which will be the news of the day.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at February 12, 2012 06:18 PM (phlKA)

131 Soooo....

What are we to make of the fact that the new White House chief of staff does not know that appropriations bills cannot be filibustered? Oh yeah....HE WAS PREVIOUSLY DIRECTOR OF OMB.

Swear to God, it's like they intentionally staffed this administration with people who walk around giving themselves brain trauma.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2012 06:19 PM (7utQ2)

132 Shoot me an e-mail and I'll try to arrange a convenient time and place for all who are interested.

nynjmeet@optimum.net
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:16 PM (nEUpB)

Mine is on the way. Let me know if you don't get it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 06:20 PM (eCnLg)

133 Consciousness at least, it seems to me, is not necessarily subject to restraints of time . . . Which leads me to ask: why is my non-cooperative future self not assiduously noting winning bets and lottery numbers which would make us both wealthy with as little effort as possible?
Stupid get.
Posted by: davisbr at February 12, 2012 06:10 PM


Good question.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:20 PM (Iyg03)

134 Son, you've got moxie. I like your style: "Brewer-O-Drive".
You're hired. Start Monday morning.

Posted by: Daybrother at February 12, 2012 06:21 PM (1eLab)

135 Swear to God, it's like they intentionally staffed this
administration with people who walk around giving themselves brain
trauma.


Say, did you guys hear about my new position with the Obama administration?

Posted by: Gary Busey at February 12, 2012 06:21 PM (6TB1Z)

136 Heisenberg's uncertainty principle is analogous to the frustrations of a
man who imbibed too much whisky and is subsequently unable to perform
his duties to satisfy his wife's desire for a synchronization of position
and reciprocal momentum.

Posted by: Fritz at February 12, 2012 06:21 PM (TsXFk)

137 And weddings, or football games. Where they release all those doves? When they open up the cages and they all fly out, ever see one just keel over?

No. Explain THAT.

Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 06:22 PM (P6QsQ)

138
Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 06:18 PM (P6QsQ)


We do what what you humans do.
Fly down to Florida.




Posted by: Mr. Bird at February 12, 2012 06:22 PM (L3I4w)

139 Oh, yeah. Mitt Romney? The quantum candidate: You can never know both is position and his direction.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:22 PM (Iyg03)

140 As I said earlier, quantum mechanics can and cannot solve every problem.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 06:23 PM (I2LwF)

141 139
Oh, yeah. Mitt Romney? The quantum candidate: You can never know both is position and his direction.


Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:22 PM (Iyg03


Aw, geez, we're all just trying to have a good time here. Don't be that guy.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 06:23 PM (6TB1Z)

142 139 Oh, yeah. Mitt Romney? The quantum candidate: You can never know both is position and his direction.
Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:22 PM (Iyg03)

Thread winner. Put that in the main post.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 06:23 PM (I2LwF)

143
Let me lay outa crazy theory for you morons:
1. We are discovering new extra-solar planets every day, and we are now finding them in their star's"Goldilocks zone" where they can have liquid water.
2. According to the Drake equation, there could well be thousands or even millions of other civilizations in our galaxy.
3. No modern scientist has ever seriously proposed that interstellar travel is impossible - hard, yes, impossible no. Even the ones who say it's "too hard" almost never mention the time dialation effectat relativistic velocities (which many moonbats actually think is "just a theory").
4. According to crackpots like Enrico Fermi and John von Neumann, evenONE civilization could colonize the galaxy thousands of times over during the timeperiod that the galaxyhas existed. So if we ever encountered them, they would almost certainly be millions of years ahead of us.
5. Arthur C. Clark, another halfwit, observed that any technology sufficiently advanced beyond that of the observer (for example, us) would be indistinguishable from magic.
6. But "mainstream" scientists say that out of all the thousands ofsightings of things that look just like alien spaceships, sightings by pilots and scientists and judges and multiple people and radar at the same time, not one - not a single fucking one - can possibly actually be that, because...
Umm... because they say so - you know - there is a consensus, and the science is settled, and they write smugarticles in Scientific American magazineabout how stupid all those thousands of witnesses are, those that are not liars, that is.
Sound at all familiar?


Posted by: sherlock at February 12, 2012 06:24 PM (8ra42)

144 I saw a goose fly into a power line once.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 12, 2012 06:24 PM (j+Izh)

145 Swear to God, it's like they intentionally staffed
this administration with people who walk around giving themselves brain
trauma.


Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

That assumes that they have brains to give trauma to - and this is far from established.

Posted by: Dianna at February 12, 2012 06:25 PM (mKMj1)

146 I saw a goose fly into a power line once.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 12, 2012 06:24 PM (j+Izh)

I fucking hate geese. I would have laughed.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 06:26 PM (TZyhY)

147 What is not possible is the platform under the city that you would need as a foundation to raise the city with pump pressure.

Disagree. If the injection points are deep enough, the cumulative effect would spread out across the entire city. In fact, the only problem I see is sand working it's way up the exterior of the casing. But. You'd concrete the shit out of that.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:26 PM (Iyg03)

148 My crackpot idea was a band of solar photovoltaic cells around the Moon's equator (so that half of its area would be in sunlight at any time) with the power being sent back to Earth by microwave relays. Imagine my shock when I found out the Shimizu Corp. of Japan is working on the concept. http://www.shimz.co.jp/english/theme/dream/lunaring.html

Posted by: stuiec at February 12, 2012 06:26 PM (thqK1)

149 We should be up to our knees in dead birds but we're not and I don't know why.

Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 06:26 PM (P6QsQ)

150 I saw a goose fly into a power line once.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 12, 2012 06:24 PM (j+Izh)

I fucking hate geese. I would have laughed.
Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 06:26 PM (TZyhY)

Not if that power line powered your house

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 06:26 PM (eCnLg)

151 OT: go to HA and check out: Video: the Hot Air Santorum Interview. You'll thank me.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 06:27 PM (6TB1Z)

152 I saw a goose fly into a power line once.



Posted by: bergerbilder at February 12, 2012 06:24 PM (j+Izh)



I fucking hate geese. I would have laughed.

Posted by: ErikW

Flying geese are not funny!!

Posted by: Fabio at February 12, 2012 06:28 PM (c9Ivb)

153 151
OT: go to HA and check out: Video: the Hot Air Santorum Interview. You'll thank me.



Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 06:27 PM (6TB1Z)
I'd thank you if'n you'd have provided a link

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at February 12, 2012 06:28 PM (Jdtb9)

154
I am VERY interested in getting you, RD Brewer, in touch with my energy guy, Chu, and send some stimulus money in a grant, say, $500 million to start, right away on your Brewer-drive.. BUT, I would like you to do your development work in Chicago or Detroit. The timeline is open-ended and actual results are not required as long as you can provide us hints of progress.
Of course, additional grants will be provided down-stream as needed provided dispensation can be promilgated to the DNC or Move-on.org to grease the wheels, so to speak.

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 12, 2012 06:28 PM (Mrdk1)

155 magnets... how do they work?

Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 06:28 PM (I2LwF)

156 @148
Yeah, I think that's the future. Seriously. There are technical problems, but the bigger impediments are political.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 06:29 PM (6TB1Z)

157 Not if that power line powered your house

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 06:26 PM (eCnLg)

I live on a small rural grid. I'd be up and running in no time.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 06:29 PM (TZyhY)

158 144
I saw a goose fly into a power line once.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 12, 2012 06:24 PM (j+Izh)


I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at February 12, 2012 06:29 PM (L3I4w)

159 Romney position locator: http://tinyurl.com/78jkonn

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:29 PM (Iyg03)

160 137
And weddings, or football games. Where they release all those doves?
When they open up the cages and they all fly out, ever see one just keel
over?

No. Explain THAT.


Posted by: always wondered

They do that for certain funerals at the cemetery over the back fence. Periodically, we end up with a really stupid white pigeon who hangs out on our window seal, giving the cats a thrill, cooing pathetically and begging us to take care of it.

Within a few hours, a day or two at most, one of the local raptors takes it.

Actually, when the local great big hawks of some description or other had a clutch last spring, the local flock of pigeons ceased to exist by mid-summer.

Posted by: Dianna at February 12, 2012 06:30 PM (mKMj1)

161 I'd thank you if'n you'd have provided a link

ctrlF paste in "Video: the Hot Air Santorum Interview". It's easier than tiny URL.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 06:30 PM (6TB1Z)

162
I have a question: Why do they always tell people to pretend to be dead during a bear attack? You think the bear can't smell the difference between a live animal and carrion? You think it works for an elk or moose to play dead? No! Unless abject fear smells like death, why pretend to be dead? Plus, bears eat carrion. That's why they have such bad breath.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 06:30 PM (5nk8p)

163 magnets... how do they work?


Yeah. And cameras. What the heck?

Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 06:30 PM (P6QsQ)

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

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 06:30 PM (7W3wI)

165 I saw a goose fly into a power line once.

I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor.


I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate.

Posted by: Roy Batty at February 12, 2012 06:31 PM (SaVc6)

166 6. But "mainstream" scientists say that out of all the thousands
of sightings of things that look just like alien spaceships, sightings by
pilots and scientists and judges and multiple people and radar at the
same time, not one - not a single fucking one - can possibly actually be
that, because...


They're pretty serious about their practical jokes then. Spending hundreds or thousands of years in space (or at least huge amounts of money if you assume some kind hyperdrive) just to scare some yokel on a deserted road or scribble in a wheat field.

Posted by: Heorot at February 12, 2012 06:31 PM (rnFTE)

167 I have a question: Why do they always tell people to pretend to be dead during a bear attack?

Well, running around like a little girl doesn't work either, so what do you have to lose?

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at February 12, 2012 06:31 PM (6TB1Z)

168
I'd hate to be eaten by a giant bird. In fact, I think that was spurwing plover's greatest nightmare.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 06:31 PM (5nk8p)

169 I have found them in the yard while mowing before. I think their dead bodies usually get scarfed up pretty quickly by varmits (democrats?) and too, there isn't much to them... they degrade at a rapid rate ; feathers blow away, etc.

Posted by: Yip in Texas at February 12, 2012 06:31 PM (Mrdk1)

170
I work in a college town in Iowa, so most of my friends are loony lefties. I was out with two of them a few weeks ago, and they were insisting that the Republicans are fielding bad candidates so that Obama would win. This was bad to them because Obama would basically destroy the Democrat party if he continued doing what he's doing.

So they support Obama, but think the Republicans are letting him win a second term in which he would be so awful that the Democrat brand would be ruined for a long time.

Needless to say, I laughed in their faces. Not that I don't think Obama would damage the Democrat party, but that the Republicans could possibly even come up with a plan like that. Or any plan, really.They don't call usthe stupid party for nothing.

Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 06:31 PM (pcgW1)

171 That's why they have such bad breath.
Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 06:30 PM (5nk8p)

Not sure I want to know how you know that?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 06:32 PM (eCnLg)

172 Spending hundreds or thousands of years in space (or at least huge
amounts of money if you assume some kind hyperdrive) just to scare some
yokel on a deserted road or scribble in a wheat field.


Well, there is the anal probing. You can't put a price on that.

Posted by: kinky aliens at February 12, 2012 06:33 PM (6TB1Z)

173 I fucking hate geese. Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 06:26 PM

What did geese ever do to you?

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:34 PM (Iyg03)

174 Sorry, but quantum entanglement doesn't work that way. It's not the case that "whatever you do to one the other reacts instantly." Entanglement is a very delicate condition which disappears when any of the entangled particles interact with the environment. It's difficult to get even a few particles to be simultaneously entangled and requires high vacuum and extreme low temperatures. Those drive plates would indeed be 'magic steel'.
Also, bombarding them with high-energy photons would not cause photons to be generated from the remote plate. If it did, then superluminal communication would be easy instead of impossible (which it is, even in quantum information theory).
Actually there are some interesting facts about entanglement I would like to discuss, but this space is too limited to cotain

Posted by: Dick Feynman at February 12, 2012 06:34 PM (kwAf2)

175 >>>Not sure I want to know how you know that?

People who have been attacked by bears always comment that they are quite and have halitosis. Watched a documentary recently that said bears who eat carrion have bad breath.

You didn't think I snogged with one, did you??

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 06:34 PM (5nk8p)

176 plastics!!

Posted by: Stinky Blow-Whistle, aMessNBC Science Editor at February 12, 2012 06:34 PM (1ZF7c)

177 I predict that there will be more men than women watching Jennifer Love-Hewitt's new show about happy endings, even if it is on Lifetime.

Posted by: The kids from South Park at February 12, 2012 06:35 PM (oli5D)

178 I'd hate to be eaten by a giant bird. In fact, I think that was spurwing plover's greatest nightmare.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 06:31 PM (5nk8p)

The mystery of the Spurwing is much like the mystery of Dan Cooper.

Who was he and where did he go?

Except without all the drama of highjacking a 727 and parachuting out the back.

Or, maybe he did...

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 06:36 PM (TZyhY)

179 I am VERY interested in getting you, RD Brewer, in touch with my energy
guy, Chu, and send some stimulus money in a grant, say, $500 million to
start, right away on your Brewer-drive.. BUT, I would like you to do
your development work in Chicago or Detroit. The timeline is open-ended
and actual results are not required as long as you can provide us hints
of progress. Posted by: Barack Obama at February 12, 2012 06:28 PM


It's a deal.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:36 PM (Iyg03)

180
@170.... so to your friends logic, the RNC letting Obama win a second term is like the genius of Belichick letting the Giants score a touchdown to conserve time on the clock... hmmmm
A second Barack term would be ruinous, not only to us all; but it really would fundementally ruin the democrat party because there would be FAIL everywhere as far as you could see and the USA will have to go through painful rebuilding as a society and as a nation as a result. Unthinkable pain ahead....

Posted by: Yip in Texas at February 12, 2012 06:37 PM (Mrdk1)

181 What did geese ever do to you?

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:34 PM (Iyg03)

I work at a golf course.

'Nuff said.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 06:38 PM (TZyhY)

182 Well, there is the anal probing. You can't put a price on that.

Maybe they can. Maybe they have vacation companies setting up Intergalactic Probing Tours, with panorama-topped spacebuses and everything.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 12, 2012 06:38 PM (SaVc6)

183 magnets... how do they work?

Doesn't matter if you know how they work, but if our planet didn't have a phenomenal magnetic force to repel the solar radiation from our local star (the Sun) we wouldn't be able to discuss how someone with a talent and wealth that 99.9 (insert infinity sign) could ever achieve could 'off' herself in a shallow tub filled with water because her life sucked so much.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at February 12, 2012 06:38 PM (phlKA)

184 You didn't think I snogged with one, did you??
Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 06:34 PM (5nk8p)

I've seen a few I would consider hitting on
/

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 06:38 PM (eCnLg)

185 I saw a goose fly into a power line once.

I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor.

I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate.


I watched Showgirls.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:39 PM (Iyg03)

186 What exactly do you mean "Anybody got any good crackpot theories?"

Is that some sort of code?

Are you setting us up by asking a leading question?

Have you heard something?

Why are you even asking this?

Are you watching me through this damn computer?

Just who in the hell are you and who do you really work for?

Look I don't need thi..... what the hell! Did I just here a black helicopter land on my lawn!!!???


Posted by: Digital Tin-Foil Hat Pirate at February 12, 2012 06:39 PM (soZKf)

187 Parasites in cat feces infect cat owners and make them act weird http://bit.ly/wUmzhu

Posted by: Cat Stevens at February 12, 2012 06:39 PM (kwAf2)

188 When I was diagnosed with hearing loss (too many concerts and power tools without ear plugs), I wondered whether the squeal in each of my ears -- which some people call a "ring" -- could be erased by an anti-noise generator in each ear canal.

Tune each generator to match the frequency of the squeal, and poof -- no more ringing, no more hearing loss at those frequencies.

FYI there's a web site called halfbakery.com where you can lay out ideas like this for others to shoot down or build up.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at February 12, 2012 06:39 PM (2Oas0)

189 When I was but a we lad I came up with the idea of headlight turning along with the front tires of a car. I was heartbroken when I learned that it had already been done. Now I see they're doing it again.

Posted by: garfish at February 12, 2012 06:40 PM (h6jtj)

190 Anybody got any good crackpot theories?



The fate of the universe rests solely on one stark number: the total mass of the universe. This is based on the concept that the universe is a closed system (the only closed system that will ever have existed, so far as our observations, BTW).



The crackpot theory is that the universe is not a closed system. It is open. Energy can flow into and out of the universe thereby meaning that the ultimate fate of the physical universe is not dependent on the measure of total mass at any given time but whether energy is flowing into the universe fast enough to keep it from contracting (if it is over the critical static limit). The portal for this creation of energy in the physical universe is found in true creative thinking, which brings free energy into the universe via the combination of free will and the spontaneous organization of matter (the formulation of theories) without a cost of energy. Free organization which is the same thing as free energy. This means that Man has a purpose in the universe. To go out into space and multiply to such an extent that enough creative thinking is around, allowing for enough spontaneous organization without commensurate energy cost to combat the gravitational contraction of the physical universe. This is Man's ultimate physical purpose and provides a real meaning to life and the need for progress and growth over stability or peace.

Posted by: really ... at February 12, 2012 06:41 PM (X3lox)

191 172
Well, there is the anal probing. You can't put a price on that.



Oh I dunno. $50 bucks will get you a pwetty good time in my neighborhood.

Posted by: Bawny Fwank at February 12, 2012 06:42 PM (soZKf)

192 Actually there are some interesting facts about entanglement I would like to discuss, but this space is too limited to cotain

Posted by: Dick Feynman at February 12, 2012 06:34 PM


Aww, let's hear it.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:42 PM (Iyg03)

193
I went to that Halfbakery.com site several years ago with an idea about getting a commie/retard/know-nothing elected to the Illinois state Senate to be quickly followed by the US Senate to be followed quickly with the President of the United States... and they all laughed at me.
Who's laughing now?

Posted by: Bill Ayers in Chicago at February 12, 2012 06:43 PM (Mrdk1)

194 My theory
Our entire universe and everything in it exists as ONE molecule in the toenail of a inconceivably large entity and our so called scientists "big bang" was just Our particular molecule(universe) being created by cellular multiplication.
NOw give me ABSOLUTE AND IRREVOCABLE PROOF that my theory is wrong? Cant? ok prove it is ANY LESS provable than the scientists "big bang" theory that everything came from ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the blink of an eye!!

It's Ok I'LL wait....................................

Posted by: Dien Cai Dau at February 12, 2012 06:43 PM (DmsGc)

195 OK, here is my question (and it's right up thee with the dead birds thing):

We are always told that certain aerosols and use of automobiles depletes the ozone layer, right?

So how come we have ozone warnings when it is very hot and still in the summer?

Ozone is O3. There is only one ozone, not "upper air ozone" and"surface ozone". They are the same oxygen with an extra radical.

Soooo, why doesn't the ozone we put out on the surface float upward and patch that hole? Or, why does the ozone in the upper atmosphere stay there and not fall down?

And why are they telling us not to drive cars because it will produce too much ozone AND deplete ozone?

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 12, 2012 06:43 PM (GoIUi)

196 193


Bill Ayers acted stupidly.

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 12, 2012 06:44 PM (soZKf)

197 Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:34 PM (Iyg03)

They shit all over our playing fields and attack people occasionally at our parks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:44 PM (nEUpB)

198 My wife is really Patrick Ewing in drag.



*but I'm not gay. really. I'm not*

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 12, 2012 06:45 PM (soZKf)

199 We love that halfbakery.com site! That's where we found out about C02 being a carcinogen! Whea!

Posted by: DEA at February 12, 2012 06:45 PM (Mrdk1)

200
@ 147
I'm trying to follow what you are saying but even if you go very deep with your wells and pump sand or cement downhole you will only create lift in thediameter of your borehole (or out any weak areas in the walls of the borehole) or casing (if you case the hole). Deep boreholes also present other problems. The deeper you drill, the higher your bottomhole temp is going to be. In south Texas, for example, the bottomhole temp for a well at 11,000 ft can be 300f. When they cement those wells the cement slurry is full of chemical retarders to prevent the cement from flash setting. The cement slurry is literally boiling as it exits the casing and begins the trip back up the anulus. I still don't see how lifting a city would be possible without a platform. If you are thinking of lifting the bedrock under the city, the pressure of the pump would break it apart (at its weakest points) and the lift would fail.

Posted by: ole scratch at February 12, 2012 06:45 PM (+56Bh)

201
I have a crack pot theory.
If the occupy crowd starts to throw gasbombs anywhere near my home or myfamilys homesor myfriends homes like those marxist rioters in Greece are doing, I will shoot the f**kers.


Well, it's not really a crack pot theory....
Well, it's not really a theory at all.

Posted by: Some guy buying more ammo on Monday at February 12, 2012 06:46 PM (0aByc)

202 How about raising Venice?

Why not lower the Adriatic? You can thank me later

Posted by: King Barry, Parter of the Seas at February 12, 2012 06:46 PM (Y+DPZ)

203 They shit all over our playing fields and attack people occasionally at our parks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:44 PM (nEUpB)

Precisely. Geese exist to do two things.

Be mean bastards and shit all over the place.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 06:47 PM (TZyhY)

204 I had excessive pressure in my borehole earlier this morning about an hour after I started drinking my coffee... sometimes it's worse than other times..

Posted by: Yip in Texas at February 12, 2012 06:47 PM (Mrdk1)

205 They shit all over our playing fields and attack people occasionally at our parks. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:44

Are you talking about OWS?

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:47 PM (Iyg03)

206 95
The moment the building started sinking, the project should have been abandoned and the tower disassembled.

---------

No diasassemble!


Posted by: Number 5 at February 12, 2012 06:47 PM (6fER6)

207
I've often thought that Obesity is an Auto-Immune Disorder.

My theory was bolstered when I was on large dosages of Steroids for a short time and would eat everything that wasn't nailed down, coupled with my ability to lose weight without even trying when I went on a gluten-free diet (I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease).

I have no idea how to test this theory, however - much less how to "treat" it....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 12, 2012 06:47 PM (0xqzf)

208 I have pot that's cracked.


and I have a theory about that.........

Posted by: Steven Wright at February 12, 2012 06:48 PM (soZKf)

209 YeS!! Truck loads of sponges in the Adriatic! That will SAVE Venice! Hooray! We are the 99%

Posted by: OWS at February 12, 2012 06:49 PM (Mrdk1)

210 Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:47 PM (Iyg03)

I was going to specify but realized that I couldn't type fast enough.

My apologies to geese all over the world for the confusion.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:49 PM (nEUpB)

211 Our entire universe and everything in it exists as ONE molecule in the
toenail of a inconceivably large entity and our so called scientists
"big bang" was just Our particular molecule(universe) being created by
cellular multiplication.


Could I buy some pot from you?

Posted by: Larry Kroger at February 12, 2012 06:49 PM (yQwq5)

212 203
They shit all over our playing fields and attack people occasionally at our parks.



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:44 PM (nEUpB)



Precisely. Geese exist to do two things.



Be mean bastards and shit all over the place.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 06:47 PM (TZyhY)

Let's not forget taking there sweet fucking time crossing the road.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at February 12, 2012 06:49 PM (L3I4w)

213 heres the hotair link......... i really didnt hear any thing Rick said. but i watched it all... or, i looked at Tinas legs the whole time.

http://tinyurl.com/6wpc944

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 06:49 PM (VJsZn)

214 My son's college roommate just flunked out after changing his major from forensics to biology because he wanted to try to make a fuel out of bong resin.



Bet he votes Ron Paul

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2012 06:50 PM (Pnnbc)

215 118
Or do birds just live forever?
Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 06:13 PM (P6QsQ)


Yes.

Just look at Justice Ginsburg.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 12, 2012 06:50 PM (niZvt)

216 In re: consciousness.

Consciousness is really just the interaction between and the processing of our observations of the events we can perceive.

Since our brains do not have the capacity to both process these observation AND store them for later perusal, distortion and reevaluation our brains generate a quasi-quantum field that interacts with the dark matter of the universe. This interaction creates semi permanent records that can potentially exist forever. (semi because dark matter can be destroyed and interfered with but only by high energy events such as nova, supernova, quasars, black holes, white holes, massive neutron stars and super strings.)

Every form of intelligent life has this ability to a lesser or greater degree.

It's what the Akashic Records really are.

It's where we are and what we see when we are dreaming.

It's why dreams have been known to predict the future.

It's why the belief in telepathy persists.

It's where Gods/gods are born and exist.

It's what is perceived as soul. It's the basis for the persistent belief in ghosts.

This storage exists AFTER the brain dies which is why those who claim to have tapped into it have been able to "remember" things that happened long ago. It's where inspiration comes from. It's why we sleep. (the only time the brain has the spare capacity to imprint it's current load of data is while we're asleep and the sensory input and the operational load of the body is at it's lowest.)

All the synapses that the scientists claim are the actual data storage are actually for generating the quantum field and for cataloging the code necessary to recall the data. Our incomplete or incorrect memories are due to chemical errors that creep in due to age and incorrect formation and local storage when the events were first recorded.

Think about all the information just to remember an incident that happened to you yesterday. Since our experience with computers has shown us how much information has to be stored just to remember a picture and how much more it takes to store a sound, the known limits of our brain are looking more and more inadequate for the task. What better place for that storage to actually be but in some fractal quantum zone where vast amounts of information storage can be accommodated.

Prove me wrong.

This vast data storage has also achieved a form of sentience and is responsible for the perception that there is a GOD.

Posted by: The Force Is Not a Virus or Bacterium at February 12, 2012 06:50 PM (CP+yl)

217 Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 06:47 PM (TZyhY)

We have a few hundred geese in our little village, and they cause lots of damage, but because they are "endangered' I can't just shoot a few dozen a day for a week -- fixing our problem and supplying every soup kitchen in the area with goose meat.

Endangered? My ass!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:51 PM (nEUpB)

218 I always laughed at thecrackpot theorythat Obama was always the smartestperson in the room.

Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 06:51 PM (pcgW1)

219 My favorite crackpot theory is that if you manipulate a woman's vulva, you can bring her to a "female orgasm."

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 12, 2012 06:51 PM (niZvt)

220 We could take all that cold that's now wasted when we heat pizza by putting exhaust tubes on the bottom of the microwave oven and suck it up into a Styrofoam vat behind the garage. Once a month or so, the Department of Anti-Global Warming would come through the alley and pump all those vats into a giant tanker truck, then take it to Siberia to keep the penguins cool.

Problem solved.

Next: I need a $50M gumint grant to study why underwear always turns inside out during the wash/dry process.

Posted by: Stinky Blow-Whistle, aMessNBC Science Editor at February 12, 2012 06:52 PM (1ZF7c)

221 I have no idea how to test this theory, however - much less how to "treat" it....

I think it has to do with inflammation/hunger caused by wheat/sugar/yeast. It's my new pet theory since my pains all go away when I get rid of wheat...

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2012 06:52 PM (Pnnbc)

222 Ok, I give up on typing on this blog. The spaces I see in the comment box disappear after I post. I'll just read what you guys say for a while.

Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 06:53 PM (pcgW1)

223 YeS!! Truck loads of sponges in the Adriatic! That will SAVE Venice! Hooray! We are the 99%

*****

Venice isn't sponge-worthy

Posted by: Elaine Benes at February 12, 2012 06:54 PM (oli5D)

224 Posted by: CoolCzech at February 12, 2012 06:51 PM (niZvt)

There is no such thing as a "female orgasm." It is an artificial construct of the feminist movement, and has caused much pain and soul-searching among modern women.

The highest and truest expression of female sexuality is the pleasure of her mate...and the beer she brings him afterwards.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:54 PM (nEUpB)

225 There is a parasite, known as toxoplasmosis, which is transferred from cat poop to humans. This parasite causes cat lady behavior.
There is a parasite that lives in a caterpillar's brain. It causes the caterpillar to stand up and wave at birds, which then eat the caterpillar. The bird poops out the parasite, thus spreading it to other areas and other caterpillars.
My crackpot theory is that there is some sort of parasite which lives in the human brain. This parasite causes people to lose all common sense, and to stay mentally immature. They constantly obsess about making things "fair". They believe the world owes them, just because they are so "special". They claim to believe in "survival of the fittest", yet constantly undermine the actual results of this theory, by supporting those who are too dumb, or lazy, to support themselves, or by fighting " invasive species" which are successfully colonizing new territories.
This parasite is passed from person to person, most likely through unpasteurized products, organically grown fruits and vegetables, and through extremely close living quarters, such as those found in large, congested cities. This parasite is vulnerable to fresh air and sunshine, and rarely survives in open countryside areas.
This parasite is called Liberalis Retardamus.

Posted by: It's a scam at February 12, 2012 06:54 PM (fuzot)

226 I'm trying to follow what you are saying but even if you go very deep
with your wells and pump sand or cement downhole you will only create
lift in thediameter of your borehole


As with any fracking job, the sand would flow out into whatever zone you're in.

The lifting effect each injection point provides would spread upward in a cone shape, such that the combined effect of all the wells would overlap, lifting the whole city.

Imagine doing this 50' deep for a short period. You'd end up with a narrow bubble shape on the surface. At 100', the bulging area would be much wider. At 1000', the bulge would be so wide, it would overlap the bulges created by the other injection sites.

Also, no need to go to such extreme depths. Just a guess, but I'm thinking something between 1000' and 2000' would do the job.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 06:54 PM (Iyg03)

227 Liquefaction

Posted by: LifeTrek at February 12, 2012 06:55 PM (BLjub)

228 Posted by: Stinky Blow-Whistle, aMessNBC Science Editor at February 12, 2012 06:52 PM (1ZF7c)

It turns outside...in below the equator!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:55 PM (nEUpB)

229 Ok, I give up on typing on this blog. The spaces I see in the comment
box disappear after I post. I'll just read what you guys say for a
while.

****


Try double-spacing and using a *** or --- to separate .

Posted by: Elaine Benes at February 12, 2012 06:55 PM (oli5D)

230 This parasite is passed from person to person, most likely through
unpasteurized products, organically grown fruits and vegetables, and
through extremely close living quarters, such as those found in large,
congested cities.


Tye dye and patchouli oil are also suspected culprits.

Posted by: al-Cicero, Tea Party Jihadist at February 12, 2012 06:57 PM (yQwq5)

231 I feel a sudden urge to run about wildly, tossing about the "n" word as I go.

http://bit.ly/zOk0Zl

Posted by: Elaine Benes at February 12, 2012 06:58 PM (oli5D)

232 Aftermath of "Arab Spring"

Yup, we turned Libya over to some real humanitarians

Caught on video: The horrifying proof that Libya's freedom fighters have turned into brutal torturers

http://tinyurl.com/83shmnn

Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 06:59 PM (Y+DPZ)

233 The SCOAMF went to POKEE-stan. There he became of the most famous and valued Talibois. Lithe, hairless and wanting to please real (Pushtun) men. Members of the Karzai family (and many others) remember him fondly.

THIS is the Breitbart video.

Posted by: Ducatisti at February 12, 2012 06:59 PM (KYE7u)

234 It turns outside...in below the equator!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:55 PM (nEUpB)

That being the case, the Aussies wash clothes on even months and Americans dry 'em (and vicey-versey), and we'll ship 'em back and forth on Tuesdays.

Posted by: Stinky Blow-Whistle, aMessNBC Science Editor at February 12, 2012 06:59 PM (1ZF7c)

235 As to dead birds:

Think scavengers. Especially flying ones.

Like any of the corvidae; crows, ravens etc. and most of the raptors are also opportunistic carrion eaters. Let alone vultures.

I hit a cardinal once. (no not the red hat ones the flying ones)

Within less than 5 minutes (I turned around to see what I'd hit) it was GONE!!

Want proof? Pay attention to how many birds you see on the side of the road waiting for traffic to pass so they can scarf up some scraps of road kill.

Plus birds are small and when they fall into the grass they become almost invisible from a distance.

Posted by: The Force Is Not a Virus or Bacterium at February 12, 2012 07:00 PM (CP+yl)

236 213
heres the hotair link......... i really didnt hear any thing Rick said.
but i watched it all... or, i looked at Tinas legs the whole time.



http://tinyurl.com/6wpc944


Rick who?

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 07:00 PM (6TB1Z)

237 Endangered? My ass!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 06:51 PM (nEUpB)

That's a load of shit. That's like claiming that cockroaches are endangered.

We get permits to take one a day each for a random period in the fall. We're not supposed to use anything larger than 8 steel shot but we use whatever. Some guys like 00.

After mating season in the spring, it's common practice (and illegal as hell) to put on chest waders, grab a DeWalt drill and start drilling eggs. Geese nest in the same spot they are born for life.

I think I've said too much.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 07:00 PM (TZyhY)

238 219
My favorite crackpot theory is that if you manipulate a woman's vulva, you can bring her to a "female orgasm."


My sister drives a Vulva.

That's Swedish right?

Posted by: Ms Understanding at February 12, 2012 07:00 PM (soZKf)

239 Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 06:53 PM (pcgW1)

have you ever had an old V-8 car that just wasnt really running right? more like a V-7. the blog just hasent been hitting on all 8 latley.

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 07:01 PM (VJsZn)

240 Any of you watch Midsomer Murders? Unfucking believable:

"In March 2011, producer Brian True-May was suspended by All3Media after having told the TV listings magazine Radio Times that racial diversity in the programme was non-existent because the series was a "bastion of Englishness". When challenged on the term Englishness and whether that should exclude different ethnic minorities, True-May said "Well, it should do, and maybe I'm not politically correct". He later went on to say that he wanted to make a programme "that appeals to a certain audience, which seems to succeed". True-May's comments are now being investigated by the production company[11] Mr. True-May has now been reinstated but will step down as producer after the filming of the remainder of the current series has been completed.[12]"

I watch the show because they film in small historical English villages. So stating the obvious and what attracts people to the show will get you canned.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 07:01 PM (5nk8p)

241 NatGeo has a show about the Italian cruise ship disaster. Just started.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 07:02 PM (Iyg03)

242 What is truly amazing to me, seeing the number of science peeps on this thread, is that the conditions for life to exist in our universe are some tiny dot on a line of continuum which stretches a trillion trillion light years, we have allowed the anti-life son of an alcoholic legless African to convince people that we are the enemy and we should knuckle under to his 'kill them before they're born' platform.

The fact that we exist, can live, can love, can produce children, should be something that we rejoice in every day.

Posted by: On The Soapbox at February 12, 2012 07:03 PM (phlKA)

243 213 heres the hotair link......... i really didnt hear any thing Rick said.

but i watched it all... or, i looked at Tinas legs the whole time.


Those are some damn fine legs. I'd love to be a stain in her panties.

So who's the guy she was talking to?

Posted by: Twisted Blue Steel at February 12, 2012 07:03 PM (soZKf)

244 OK, new question.

Why are the idiots in Greece burning shit? What does that get them? The stupid is really strong with the commies.

So logic? We burn shit and they will change their votes. What is the point?

We're pissed?

OK, so fuck you, why are you burning your fellow workers buildings?

Again the stupid is really strong. They should all be in fucking jail.




Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at February 12, 2012 07:04 PM (hXJOG)

245
I feel a sudden urge to run about wildly, tossing about the "n" word as I go.
http://bit.ly/zOk0Zl
Posted by: Elaine Benes at February 12, 2012 06:58 PM


You know, whenever I looked at Samuel L. Jackson, I never really thought "intellectual heavyweight." Turns out, I was right.

Posted by: huerfano at February 12, 2012 07:04 PM (mG87Q)

246 Mitt Romney the quark candidate.

He's got charm, spin and strange.

Posted by: The Force Is Not a Virus or Bacterium at February 12, 2012 07:05 PM (CP+yl)

247 I hit a cardinal once. (no not the red hat ones the flying ones)Within less than 5 minutes (I turned around to see what I'd hit) it was GONE!!

I think it's stuck in your grill. That's what is causing the stinky smell in your car.

Posted by: Ronster at February 12, 2012 07:05 PM (JGYCE)

248 Raise Venice?

1. Procure 7,000,000 bean bag chains.
2. Procure 10,000 shop vacs.
3. Procure 5,000 large plastic funnels.
4. Procure lots of duct tape.
3. Drill 10,000 wells around Venice, 5,000 on the north side of town and 5,000 on the south.
4. Duct tape 5,000 shop vac (A) suck vents to every other well.
5. Duct tape 5,000 shop vac (B) blow vents to the remaining wells.
6. Turn on shop vacs.
7. Pour contents of bean bag chairs into funnels duct taped to the shop vac (B) suck vents.
8. Venice slowly and majestically rises.

Posted by: Lavalamp at February 12, 2012 07:05 PM (8a8YF)

249 have you ever had an old V-8 car that just wasnt
really running right? more like a V-7. the blog just hasent been hitting
on all 8 latley.

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 07:01 PM

You've pretty well described the '77 Thunderbird I owned once

Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 07:06 PM (Y+DPZ)

250 Hyper Drive or Warp Drive? Which concept is more "crackpot"?

Posted by: Fritz at February 12, 2012 07:06 PM (TsXFk)

251
@ 226
Pressure, like water, follows the path of least resistance. You are making a basic assumption that it will go up. I'm saying that it will go up, sideways, or even down. It will go whichever way it can escape. You can focus it, as in a well, but if you are putting it into an open area (like the size of a city) it will brake through a small opening, like a geyser, and all its little buddies will follow it out of that hole.
To pump enough sand or cement to raise a city you need to calculate the area of the city and multiply by 10' or20' (or whatever height you intend to raise it). That is a boatload of sand or cement. That would bewhat they call cost prohibitive.

Posted by: ole scratch at February 12, 2012 07:06 PM (+56Bh)

252 241
NatGeo has a show about the Italian cruise ship disaster. Just started.


Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 07:02 PM

Which one? I don't know which number is higher, the number of Italian liners or the number of Liberty Ships sitting on the ocean floor


Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 07:08 PM (Y+DPZ)

253 Here's a crackpot theory...B+rry spends eleventy trillion more in deficit spending and so much taxes come in the feds can eliminate income tax for the next 100 years.

It's just a theory...

Posted by: torabora at February 12, 2012 07:09 PM (ChEZL)

254 Whitney Houston was running around the hotel and doing handstands. Sort of odd at her age.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 07:09 PM (5nk8p)

255 To pump enough sand or cement to raise a city you need to calculate the
area of the city and multiply by 10' or20' (or whatever height you
intend to raise it). That is a boatload of sand or cement. That would
bewhat they call cost prohibitive.



Three words: Sahara Sand Pipeline.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2012 07:09 PM (7utQ2)

256 Here's another theory....B+rry can tax the rich 100% and the rest of us won't ever have to pay taxes again.
*spit*

Posted by: torabora at February 12, 2012 07:10 PM (ChEZL)

257 You know, whenever I looked at Samuel L. Jackson, I never really thought "intellectual heavyweight." Turns out, I was right.


Posted by: huerfano at February 12, 2012 07:04 PM (mG87Q)


I was really amazed at how stupid he is, though. That was unbelievable. His idea that "people vote for people who look like them" [paraphrased, I think] showed some serious ignorance. I don't mind that he hates whitey (obvious from the tenor of his remarks, I think we would all agree) but that he's so stupid in going about it. Pathetic. He should get someone to write him a better script for his life.

Posted by: really ... at February 12, 2012 07:10 PM (X3lox)

258 hell kbear, i've had more than one car like that....

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 07:10 PM (VJsZn)

259 To pump enough sand or cement to raise a city you
need to calculate the area of the city and multiply by 10' or20' (or
whatever height you intend to raise it). That is a boatload of sand or
cement. That would be what they call cost prohibitive.

Posted by: ole scratch at February 12, 2012 07:06 PM (+56Bh)


We could use dead birds instead, but we can't find them.

Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 07:11 PM (P6QsQ)

260 You're all brainwashed by the corporate media! Don't you know that Detroit invented a car that ran on dishwater but the oil companies pay them not to build it!


Posted by: Greg/Ergie at February 12, 2012 07:12 PM (Y+DPZ)

261 I think it's stuck in your grill. That's what is causing the stinky smell in your car.

Posted by: Ronster at February 12, 2012 07:05 PM (JGYCE)

I worked with a really annoyingguy who had a Ford Ranger and he bitched for a week that his truck smelled like a dead skunk and it did, it was awful.

One of the other guys finally climbed around underneath and found it, it was wedged into one of the wheel wells.

Couldn't have happened to nicer guy!

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 07:12 PM (TZyhY)

262 At the moment the idea of visiting other planets is outside our solar system is pretty crack pot. Our fastest spacecraft moves at 20,000kph, at this rate it would take 176,000 years just to get to alpha centari, our closest neighbor... which sadly means not hot green skinned girls anytime soon.

Posted by: Drew in MO at February 12, 2012 07:12 PM (BDGkt)

263 123
You don't really think that crap you buy in the supper markets is chicken do you?

-------

And then there's "chicken" McNuggets...

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2012 07:12 PM (6fER6)

264 I'm saying that it will go up, sideways, or even down. It will go whichever way it can escape

The net effect would be to raise the level of the city. Because ground getting out of the way is easier in an up direction. Imagine injecting concrete under your house. Your house would go up before the ground around it would go outward.

it will brake through a small opening, like a geyser, and all its little buddies will follow it out of that hole.

And that's why you can't do it shallow.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 07:13 PM (Iyg03)

265 I am sick and tired of all the white guys on my motherfuckin' ballot !!!

Posted by: Samuel L Jackson at February 12, 2012 07:14 PM (Y+DPZ)

266
So here is my crackpot theory. Today my teenage daughter tells me her shower drain isn't working. So I go up there and yep, it ain't working. So I get my tools, take it apart and aside from the usual mess, there are 5 of those little clear covers that go over a disposable razor head. Yes, 5 of them. I ask my little darling daughter; "hey, you know plastice doesn't dissolve in water right"? Yes, she says. I say; "Why then are there 5 razor covers down the damn drain?" She says, WOW! only 5?!

So, we send my baby girl to venice. The drains are clogged in about 30 days and the whole thing rises like a phoenix from the ashes.

Posted by: Sgt. Fury at February 12, 2012 07:14 PM (r2dnH)

267 Which one?

Captain Chicken of the Sea.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 07:14 PM (Iyg03)

268 Some great theories there, but none of them are going to matter after the Ruskies release Captain Tripps from lake Vostok and we all die.

Posted by: Eric at February 12, 2012 07:14 PM (nDkKs)

269 Von Neumann machines are the wave of the future. Let's get serious about building the first one -- everything after that is gravy.

Incidentally, there is such a project underway. A group is using 3D printers to make (almost) all the parts for........a 3D printer. Once it can assemble itself, we are off to the races. BoingBoing link:

http://tinyurl.com/77cnwxb

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 12, 2012 07:14 PM (BhuDE)

270
@ 255
Obama would kill that pipeline just like he killed the XL.The Greenies don't want it, Prez Present kills it.

Posted by: ole scratch at February 12, 2012 07:15 PM (+56Bh)

271 How do you raise Venice without tipping it over?

Posted by: Rep. Hank Johnson at February 12, 2012 07:15 PM (Y+DPZ)

272 My crackpot theory goes like this. Out space time is based on mass and how densely it is packed into an amount of space. What if as the Universe Condensed from energy into materials the speed of time decelerated?

Posted by: astonerii at February 12, 2012 07:16 PM (8i4zi)

273 i think Hawks catch and eat the older birds before the have a chanch to die of old age.

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 07:16 PM (VJsZn)

274 168: In the U.S. if you are attacked by a black bear its probably hungry. Fight it off any way you can.

But a grizzly *might* have thought you looked at it wrong and will leave if you stay limp. and if a grizzly IS hungry you aren't going to fight it off with anything less than a decently high caliber gun anyway.

Posted by: Palerider at February 12, 2012 07:17 PM (ITaIZ)

275 Incidentally, there is such a project underway. A
group is using 3D printers to make (almost) all the parts for........a
3D printer. Once it can assemble itself, we are off to the races.
BoingBoing link:

http://tinyurl.com/77cnwxb


Posted by: GnuBreed at February 12, 2012 07:14 PM

I love it when a plan comes together!

Posted by: Skynet at February 12, 2012 07:17 PM (Y+DPZ)

276 I have a crackpot theory that a man could distinguish himself enough in his political party to effect a groundswell of support for the successful run for the Presidency, but in his college years and single adult life not only left no impression on any women or school transcript, but no one with any connection to either of those too areas still exists on the face of the planet.


Crazy, ....... I know......

Posted by: ontherocks at February 12, 2012 07:17 PM (ZJCDy)

277
Baby Beckham shows off pierced tongue: http://goo.gl/Vty9O

New trend?

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 07:18 PM (5nk8p)

278 Dead birds implode intomini black holes which then evaporate (according to Steven Hawking) releasing quantum virtual CO2 and ozone, and that, in turn, causes global warming.

F*ck the formatting, I gotta sing, baby!

Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 07:18 PM (pcgW1)

279 I've never met anyone without a vagina that cares about Beckham.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 07:19 PM (I2LwF)

280 247.
Actually no. It hit my windshield and I watched it go straight up in the air behind me and flutter down to the road. (I was watching in my rearview).

That's why I turned around as I hoped it had only glanced off the windshield and wasn't dead. (if it was just stunned I was going to get it off the road.)

On the way back I saw a crow flying away from the spot and when I got there; no cardinal. I hope it wasn't dead but the crow flying away wasn't a good sign.

I've seen them eating other road kill and there's tons of them where I was driving.

Posted by: The Force Is Not a Virus or Bacterium at February 12, 2012 07:19 PM (CP+yl)

281 and if a grizzly IS hungry you aren't going to fight it off with anything less than a decently high caliber gun anyway.



Posted by: Palerider at February 12, 2012 07:17 PM (ITaIZ)



No need to resort to violence. Just be nice to the bear and he'll leave you alone.

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at February 12, 2012 07:20 PM (X3lox)

282 280. So, I'm wrong again. I would like to be right just once.

Posted by: Ronster at February 12, 2012 07:22 PM (JGYCE)

283 Okay, we need to start a running list on how to save Venice. Please add what I missed to the entire list:

sand
sponges
teenage girls throwing shit down the shower drains
anal probes...

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 07:22 PM (5nk8p)

284 With football gone, I now amuse myself by watching Breitbart send lefties into spittle siezures on Twitter.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2012 07:23 PM (7utQ2)

285 Okay, we need to start a running list on how to save Venice. Please add what I missed to the entire list:



sand

sponges

teenage girls throwing shit down the shower drains

anal probes...


Several thousand women with enormous breast implants forming a life preserver.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2012 07:24 PM (7utQ2)

286 She says, WOW! only 5?!

That there was a funny story. Heh.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 12, 2012 07:24 PM (vbh31)

287 How about those big air bags the firemen use to raise up cars and stuff?

Posted by: The Force Is Not a Virus or Bacterium at February 12, 2012 07:25 PM (CP+yl)

288 I was really amazed at how stupid he is, though. That was unbelievable.
His idea that "people vote for people who look like them" [paraphrased, I
think] showed some serious ignorance. I don't mind that he hates whitey
(obvious from the tenor of his remarks, I think we would all agree) but
that he's so stupid in going about it. Pathetic. He should get someone
to write him a better script for his life.

*****

It was so bad that he, a black man, was actually pandering to a black magazine.

Posted by: Elaine Benes at February 12, 2012 07:25 PM (oli5D)

289 I've never worked in New Mexico but I've heard guys tell stories. They'll be drilling along and then whoosh, everything in the well disappears, and the drillstring will snap off and disappear down the hole (because with no driling mud in the wellbore the weight of the string is too heavy to hold intact). They have hit a cavern. So, by state regulation they have to pump enough cementto fill the void. Sometimes they pump for days or even a week ormore. Usually, if it's a long pump like that the state man will call it quits even if they never fill the void.

Posted by: ole scratch at February 12, 2012 07:26 PM (+56Bh)

290 No need to resort to violence. Just be nice to the bear and he'll leave you alone.

But don't try that with a front-end loader.

Posted by: St. Pancake at February 12, 2012 07:27 PM (vbh31)

291 Although it's made watching any TV show or Movie almost impossible, I'm kinda amused at how dumb the hollywood liberals are when they decide it's good for their careers to piss off over 50% of the US population with their conservative/republican/white people bashing.

Posted by: The Force Is Not a Virus or Bacterium at February 12, 2012 07:28 PM (CP+yl)

292 I am sick and tired of all the white guys on my motherfuckin' ballot !!!

***

Brilliant I tell ya.

Posted by: Elaine Benes at February 12, 2012 07:28 PM (oli5D)

293 She says, WOW! only 5?!

That there was a funny story. Heh.
Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 12, 2012 07:24 Well, that makes three people who found it funny. My wife, the kid and Soap MacTavish. Seriously though, 5 of those damn things. I fear due to her reaction and her competative nature she'll now be intent on besting her first effort.

Posted by: Sgt. Fury at February 12, 2012 07:29 PM (r2dnH)

294 Sgt. Fury;

Next time let her clean the trap. EEEEEEWWWWWW!!!!!

Posted by: The Force Is Not a Virus or Bacterium at February 12, 2012 07:30 PM (CP+yl)

295 281 290, LOL. Fun with sigs and I did catch the first one but used that comment# rather than the original.

Posted by: Palerider at February 12, 2012 07:31 PM (ITaIZ)

296 The theory is that the gray aliens are an old race who've become so genetically damaged they can no longer reproduce. Hence, they must implant embryos in human females for gestation and harvest the hybrid before the mother gives birth. It is the only way to save their race.

Scary, huh.

Posted by: WeekendAtBernankes at February 12, 2012 07:31 PM (4gQc3)

297 Sgt. Fury: Show her the video of the dad shooting the laptop. Tell her the same could be done with her shower.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 07:31 PM (5nk8p)

298 Let's make a giant ATM and give the government an unlimited ATM card. Then they can spend whatever they want. Two 767's in every garage. We'll call it the "Infinity Hose" because we'll all be infinitely hosed.

Posted by: Mr Fever Head at February 12, 2012 07:32 PM (SzAZ7)

299 We'll call it the "Infinity Hose" because we'll all be infinitely hosed.

I think that was a Marvel Comics miniseries in 1994.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 07:33 PM (I2LwF)

300 #221 Dagny, glad mentioned that since it's my current pet "crackpot theory." I mentioned it in the "Ace's hangover" thread a couple days ago. There's a book called "Wheat Belly" that argues that, even beyond celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, wheat may be pretty bad stuff. All I can say is that I've gone without wheat (allowing for a couple cheats) since early December and I feel a hell of a lot better.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at February 12, 2012 07:33 PM (5kp4c)

301 Scary, huh.

Yes.

Posted by: Art Bell and George Noory at February 12, 2012 07:34 PM (vbh31)

302 4 hours and change until I'm no longer 40. I like to think I put up a good fight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 12, 2012 07:34 PM (hiMsy)

303 Remember boys and girls, its ok for nonwhite to be racist and have their own versions of the KKK such as La Raza, and Black Panthers. (No I am not advocating that we should be able to have the KKK... every ethnic based race power group should be called out for what it is.)

Posted by: Political Correctness at February 12, 2012 07:34 PM (BDGkt)

304 Posted by: Mr Fever Head at February 12, 2012 07:32 PM (SzAZ7)

Yeah, the other end of that hose is in your bank account.

Posted by: Stinky Blow-Whistle, aMessNBC Science Editor at February 12, 2012 07:34 PM (1ZF7c)

305 Posted by: Palerider at February 12, 2012 07:17 PM (ITaIZ)

I read a story about a RCMP who was attacked by a grizzly and emptied his Lee-Enfield at it (10 rounds of .303). They found the rifle with lots of teeth marks in it, but they never found much of the Mountie.

Yeah, big caliber is better.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 07:34 PM (nEUpB)

306 When the Yellowstone Caldera prematurely rises, (elevation), an
earthquake or volcano on the West Coast is unleashed. When it drops in
elevation, the sea level/ocean tides rise, - but only if Barry so desires.

Posted by: Fritz at February 12, 2012 07:35 PM (TsXFk)

307 I voted for John McCain because he was white.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 12, 2012 07:35 PM (jucos)

308 I voted for John McCain because he was white.

***

Me too. It was like looking in a mirror!

Posted by: The kids from South Park at February 12, 2012 07:37 PM (oli5D)

309
Mike The Force,


Both of you are suggesting tough love. Did I mention this was a teenage girl? Do you have experience with these creatures? I would rather test out the up thread theory on dealing with bears. My oldest, the boy, responded well to tough love. The girl? ah, no. I once took her bedroom door off the hinges because she kept slamming it every timethere was some drama. For a week I did that. It was the worst time of my life. I once did 18 months of chemo and that was a cake walk in comparison!

Posted by: Sgt. Fury at February 12, 2012 07:37 PM (r2dnH)

310 4 hours and change until I'm no longer 40. I like to think I put up a good fight.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 12, 2012 07:34 PM (hiMsy)

So are you gonna say fuck it and buy the new Shelby GT500?

Fucker hits 202 mph.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 07:37 PM (TZyhY)

311 Ever wonder why people of all nations and cultures love Gold? Why not Irridium or Tungsten?

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 07:37 PM (I2LwF)

312 4 hours and change until I'm no longer 40. I like to think I put up a good fight.

Ah, you've got 10 quality years ahead of you. The wheels don't really start falling off of the wagon until you reach 50.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 12, 2012 07:38 PM (vbh31)

313 I voted for John McCain because he was white.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 12, 2012 07:35 PM (jucos)


That just doesn't sound right when it's turned around.

Posted by: Ronster at February 12, 2012 07:38 PM (JGYCE)

314
I have a crackpot theory about a conspiracy. The basic theory is that the city says pollution is just too high today to burn your fireplace. Of course they only say that on the really cold days when you want to use your fireplace. I say they aren't even measuring pollution and just enviro-screwing people.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 12, 2012 07:38 PM (o8Ahx)

315 They'll be drilling along and then whoosh, everything in the well
disappears, and the drillstring will snap off and disappear down the
hole (because with no driling mud in the wellbore the weight of the
string is too heavy to hold intact). They have hit a cavern.


Wow. Imagine if they could put some cameras down there before filling the void. I'd love to see that.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 07:38 PM (Iyg03)

316 Islam is in fact the current evolution of a meme plague that regularly sweeps the world. Human civilization is actually much much older than we would expect, but whenever it reaches a certain point the meme becomes active and triggers a self destruct.

Posted by: Alex at February 12, 2012 07:39 PM (L/4gD)

317 302 4 hours and change until I'm no longer 40. I like to think I put up a good fight.
Posted by: Lincolntf at February 12, 2012 07:34 PM (hiMsy)
*L* git off my lawn punk. no really, happy birthday.

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 07:39 PM (VJsZn)

318 >>Ever wonder why people of all nations and cultures love Gold?

And here I thought it was boobies.

Posted by: Fritz at February 12, 2012 07:39 PM (TsXFk)

319 279
I've never met anyone without a vagina that cares about Beckham.\\



I do, the MFer can't get enough.

He ghey, you know that right?

Posted by: The Tatoo artist at February 12, 2012 07:40 PM (hXJOG)

320 So are you gonna say fuck it and buy the new Shelby GT500?

Fucker hits 202 mph.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 07:37 PM (TZyhY)

Amen to that.WTF, can't live forever...

Posted by: antisocialist at February 12, 2012 07:40 PM (j/nZn)

321 Africans like butts. So I gather.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 07:40 PM (I2LwF)

322 Ever wonder why people of all nations and cultures love Gold? Why not Irridium or Tungsten?

Jewish conspiracy. Next question.

Posted by: Ron Paul at February 12, 2012 07:40 PM (L/4gD)

323 Barack Obama's politics meant nothing to Samuel L. Jackson because the "Pulp Fiction" star only voted for the president for one reason and one reason only ... because he's black.

In an interview with Ebony magazine, Jackson explained, "I voted for Barack because he was black. 'Cuz that's why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them ... That's American politics, pure and simple. [Obama's] message didn't mean [bleep] to me."

Jackson then went on to drop the N-word several times when discussing Obama, telling the mag, "When it comes down to it, they wouldn't have elected a [bleep]. Because, what's a [bleep]? A [bleep] is scary. Obama ain't scary at all. [Bleeps] don't have beers at the White House. [Bleeps] don't let some white dude, while you in the middle of a speech, call [him] a liar. A [bleep] would have stopped the meeting right there and said, ‘Who the [bleep] said that?' I hope Obama gets scary in the next four years, 'cuz he ain't gotta worry about getting re-elected."

Smacks of ... Obama needs to Black it up.


Proud to be a stupid fuckin idiot and letting everyone know it also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 07:40 PM (eCnLg)

324
My suggestion that Guam would tip over wasn't a crackpot idea, and when you are now faced with the reality of that tipping event, you should learn to pay heed to my sage advice.

Posted by: Hank Johnson, D-GA at February 12, 2012 07:41 PM (TkGkA)

325 Silver Dimes, where did they go?

Fucking joos have all of them.

Posted by: Ron Paul at February 12, 2012 07:42 PM (hXJOG)

326 How about a space-time? Special relativity has three space basis vectors and a time basis, which are shown to be (treated as?) four space-time bases in general relativity, with a weighting on the space-time basis as a function of the local mass distribution, leading to mass curving space-time. An accessible formulation of quantum mechanics, such as Schroedinger's, is also cast as 3 space basis vectors and a time basis. In all cases, the basis vectors are infinite in extent and infinitely divisible (Real).
So what evidence do we have for those assumptions? I've seen Hawking dismiss this whole line of discussion with the statement that we don't have enough energy to look that closely, so as long as the math works that question is unimportant. I think that's a mistake. (Yeah, that's right, fuck him and the chair he rode in on.) How about a finite in extent, discrete space and time basis vectors? The null distance between states is a function of the local mass distribution, particles on average move through space from one neighboring state to the next, but can jump like QM. States are ordered. The infinity/ renormalization problem should never arise, as the number of space states is and time states is finite. No infinities, no infinitessimals, and to any observer within the universe, the amount of observational energy available is finite. The number of states is conserved, even as the universe ages and expands.

Posted by: motionview at February 12, 2012 07:42 PM (i+DU3)

327 Posted by: Sgt. Fury at February 12, 2012 07:37 PM (r2dnH)

I raised a daughter. Theyears 14-19 were hell. Probably took 10 years off my life. She's the greatest now.

Posted by: Ronster at February 12, 2012 07:42 PM (JGYCE)

328 318 >>Ever wonder why people of all nations and cultures love Gold?

boobies are made out of gold?

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 12, 2012 07:42 PM (niZvt)

329 It's not a new theory but here goes.

The total intelligence on the planet stays the same, but the population keeps increasing.

Posted by: navybrat at February 12, 2012 07:43 PM (hE1C/)

330 Adele may not be really fat, but she's really overrated.

Posted by: S Daniel at February 12, 2012 07:45 PM (AiWBS)

331 I raised a daughter. Theyears 14-19 were hell. Probably took 10 years off my life. She's the greatest now.Posted by: Ronster at February 12, 2012 07:42 PM (JGYCE) Thanks Ronster, everyone says they come out of it later.

Posted by: Sgt. Fury at February 12, 2012 07:46 PM (r2dnH)

332 The total intelligence on the planet stays the same, but the population keeps increasing.

That's known as dumbographics, right?

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 12, 2012 07:46 PM (vbh31)

333 Or "Idiocracy".

Posted by: navybrat at February 12, 2012 07:47 PM (hE1C/)

334 http://tinyurl.com/77m9u6b


Here's a "no sh*t" answer to fracking from a USA Today commenter:


----------


Until America starts to build cities with dense urban cores then we have
to rely on our own transportation to get around.


----------

OK class, let's pile everyone into cities and see who eats what -- Another liberal "Keeping Austin Weird."

Posted by: Stinky Blow-Whistle, aMessNBC Science Editor at February 12, 2012 07:47 PM (1ZF7c)

335 #300 - That will be news to our ancestors.

Posted by: Dianna at February 12, 2012 07:47 PM (mKMj1)

336 Seriously, I would never buy the wheat thing unless I tried it. I'm usually the hold out making fun of people that try stuff like that but I swear the wheat thing is real. Also I had reflux or gerd, it disappeared.


Sgt Fury,


What state do you live in because I don't want my son meeting your daughter. If they bred they could cause Armageddon.

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2012 07:48 PM (Pnnbc)

337 I've got a buddy with 3 teenage daughters, and every time I see him he looks like he just stuck a fork in a light socket.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 12, 2012 07:48 PM (vbh31)

338 Proud to be a stupid fuckin idiot and letting everyone know it also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 12, 2012 07:40 PM (eCnLg)

So Jackson proves himself to be a typical, Hollywood, racist ignoramus.

Big surprise.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 07:48 PM (TZyhY)

339 FX is having chick movie marathon. It's part of the plan to emasculate the world.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 12, 2012 07:48 PM (VeTg+)

340 Howlong should a Dutch Oven bepreheated before cooking a tuna casserole?

Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 12, 2012 07:49 PM (WUWb9)

341 mr. creeper's contribution:

"I work in a small machine shop where we get a lot of perpetual motion machinery people and non-Newtonian mechanics. I can identify a non-Newtonian mechanic or politician by their answer to one question: "Which shaft do you put the big pulley on?" Neither will know.

Perpetual motion people, OTOH, are a bit more fun. I have finally developed the technique of answering their fears about the patent process by telling them, "You've come to exactly the right place. As you well know, a perpetual motion machine can be quite dangerous. There is the ever-attendant problem of it running away with itself if sufficient safeties are not applied. Our company specializes in the manufacture of high-quality perpetual motion machinery brakes. In all of our history we have never experienced a failure."

Posted by: creeper at February 12, 2012 07:49 PM (gre5a)

342 316: That is similar to my theory that every time a civilization gets to a point with technology and having the right structure to thrive (property rights etc) they eventually tend to try to provide for the poor, turn socialist, then lazy and more socialist and either crumble back to barbarism or get over-run by outside barbarians.

This is my alternative to the History Channel theory that space aliens come in, give mankind cool stuff and then leave.

I understand the aliens theory is much less depressing given our current state, so that is what will sell ads.

Posted by: Palerider at February 12, 2012 07:50 PM (ITaIZ)

343 My husband just came up with the wishbone. I won. He said that now I have to show him my tits. Is that right?

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2012 07:50 PM (Pnnbc)

344
@ 326
I've heard that the closer you get to a black hole the less the laws of physics remain constant. In other words the laws of physicsstop working, or work less rigidly. WTF! Is that because the plains of space and time are bent a-la space travel in a Herbert 'Dune' novel?

Posted by: ole scratch at February 12, 2012 07:50 PM (+56Bh)

345 330

Thank you I am so freakin glad someone else believes that Adele is over rated... she has that one song and her voice is not so great!

Posted by: Drew in MO at February 12, 2012 07:50 PM (BDGkt)

346 but this space is too limited to cotain

Did you try the margin

Posted by: Pierre de Fermat at February 12, 2012 07:51 PM (RJOgX)

347 I saw a program where they had a machine that they put in mines to create the mines and it went very slowly. My first thought was "why aren't they using that on the second avenue subway". This is a big joke when you look for an apartment in NYC. They have been promising the second avenue subway since my mom bought her first apartment. A lot of people fall for it cause the apartments are cheaper, but so far, no subway.

Posted by: jeremy lin fan at February 12, 2012 07:51 PM (oZfic)

348 #316, I've always thought that potentially human civilization has been very advanced in the past and somehow wiped itself out and had to restart from scratch. Some of the odd clockwork technology recovered from ancient shipwrecks somewhat validates this hypothesis. Quite scary actually.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 12, 2012 07:52 PM (ijjAe)

349 My husband just came up with the wishbone. I won. He said that now I have to show him my tits. Is that right?

Yes.

Posted by: Alex at February 12, 2012 07:52 PM (L/4gD)

350 Heh heh Erik, anti, Truman. I'd be happy if the roof on the Sebring didn't leak.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 12, 2012 07:52 PM (hiMsy)

351 My husband just came up with the wishbone. I won. He said that now I have to show him my tits. Is that right?

Only partially. You have to show them to us too.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 12, 2012 07:52 PM (SaVc6)

352 What state do you live in because I don't want my son meeting your daughter. If they bred they could cause Armageddon.
Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2012 07:48 PM (Pnnbc) We're in Texas. Not to worry about your son though. She has a boyfriend. He's a peach. This summer, he regaled me with tales of thethree separate timeheencountered Bigfoot. Seriously, he has seen Bigfoot three times!! Swearsies!

Posted by: Sgt. Fury at February 12, 2012 07:52 PM (r2dnH)

353 Zeno would also have to kiss my hairy white ass.

Posted by: motionview at February 12, 2012 07:53 PM (i+DU3)

354 Here's a crackpot hypothesis.

The human race would be far better off if it terminated all land predators over 50 kg in weight.

How crackpot it is is debatable.


Here's another one.

The election of Obama in 2008 is proof that anything can happen, therefore the human race should either abandon all technology and stay here on Earth to protect the Galaxy from us, or it should spread out everywhere and see what happens.

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 07:53 PM (DTX4S)

355 Jesus, just once, I want those damnBigfoot people to find him, shoot him, and bring him home.
So I can be done with those goddmnaed Bigfoot shows.

Of course, the Bigfoot people know this too...

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 07:53 PM (I2LwF)

356 345
330

Thank you I am so freakin glad someone else believes that
Adele is over rated... she has that one song and her voice is not so
great!
------------

I really didn't hear much about her until some backtracking freak said she was fat.

Posted by: S Daniel at February 12, 2012 07:54 PM (AiWBS)

357 There's a tiny bacterium (aurium extremophilia.) that grows on or in Gold.

This bacterium can infect any mammal but is mostly found in humans as they are the only ones who have the ability to pick up and hold on to a gold nugget.

It's been discovered that 99.9999% of the human race has this bacterium it causes no other known disease in any animal or plant but appears to induce raving insanity upon initial discovery.

Some Races of Homo Sapiens seem to be immune or indifferent to it's effects. The Native Americans of SouthWest United States among them.

Posted by: The Force Is Not a Virus or Bacterium at February 12, 2012 07:54 PM (CP+yl)

358 motionview should have to kiss MY ass!

Posted by: Zeno at February 12, 2012 07:54 PM (WUWb9)

359 343
My husband just came up with the wishbone. I won. He said that now I have to show him my tits. Is that right?


Posted by: dagny

Um. Do you want to show him your tits? If so, I call it a win-win.

If not...well, you get a wish, don't you?

Posted by: Dianna at February 12, 2012 07:54 PM (mKMj1)

360 Soap and race, too.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 12, 2012 07:55 PM (uIz80)

361 My husband just came up with the wishbone.

---

Wishbone, huh? My husband calls it a "love bone."

Posted by: Y-not at February 12, 2012 07:55 PM (5H6zj)

362
@ 347
Are you referring to a TBM or Tunnel Boring Machine? They are used in deep tunneling applications and are designed to drill through granite bedrock. Subways are very shallow (near te surface) so a TBM would not be ideal for such a job. Plus those things are very expensive to buy and operate.

Posted by: ole scratch at February 12, 2012 07:56 PM (+56Bh)

363 Is that right?

We all know that has been the deal for millennia.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 12, 2012 07:57 PM (o8Ahx)

364 Did I mention this was a teenage girl? Do you have experience with these creatures?[\i]

I have 4 of them. Weep for me.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 07:57 PM (6TB1Z)

365 I'm going to watch NHRA drags. I know it sucks, but it's better than the news.

Posted by: Ronster at February 12, 2012 07:57 PM (JGYCE)

366 If the Irish want work, they can dig me another sub-way!

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 07:57 PM (I2LwF)

367 291
Although it's made watching any TV show or Movie almost impossible, I'm
kinda amused at how dumb the hollywood liberals are when they decide
it's good for their careers to piss off over 50% of the US population
with their conservative/republican/white people bashing.


Posted by: The Force Is Not a Virus or Bacterium at February 12, 2012 07:28 PM

We keep watching their tv shows and movies while they insult us and they laugh all the way to the bank. Better rich and dumb than smart and out 10 bucks for a shitty movie

Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 07:58 PM (Y+DPZ)

368 If not...well, you get a wish, don't you


I don't care, and he didn't wait so I guess the point is moot. Here in Obama's america I just want to make sure that everything is FAIR. Apparently there is some constitutional right to tit-watching that preempts the right to privacy. That explains a lot.

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2012 07:59 PM (Pnnbc)

369 #334 walkable cities and towns are good. Cities built for cars wind up being nothing more than highways connecting giant parking lots. The problem with dense cities is however, that machine politicians always find some rat bastard way of taking over and attempt to dictate every aspect of life. The low density and expanse of the suburbs and rural areas helps prevent such societal control. But at the same time people are then dependent on roads and petroleum infrastructure, which does present another significant control and subsidy system for politicians to manipulate for control. Infrastructure for cars and storage of private vehicles in public places is often every bit as subsidized as icky public transportation.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 12, 2012 08:00 PM (ijjAe)

370 Fred!'s twitter feed:

Hacker hits UN website database. UN spokesman says organization refuses to condemn the attacker, unless it turns out he's from Israel.

Posted by: Y-not at February 12, 2012 08:00 PM (5H6zj)

371 8 out of 10 Bigfoots vote Republican, but this year that number could change.

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:01 PM (DTX4S)

372 Posted by: Sgt. Fury at February 12, 2012 07:52 PM (r2dnH)



Yeah. He has a girlfriend She's a senior now but a couple of years ago she was a "softmore" (per her text message).

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2012 08:01 PM (Pnnbc)

373 when my daughter in law was a teen her dad told me she was driving him crazy........ i didnt understand why. then one day i was at work and Little RF let her drive one of my trucks, she hit one of my trees, in my yard and totaled out the truck. i understuded then.

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 08:01 PM (VJsZn)

374 One word:

Red Mercury.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at February 12, 2012 08:02 PM (7+pP9)

375 Apparently there is some constitutional right to tit-watching that preempts the right to privacy. That explains a lot.


Posted by: dagny

Ah! Now I see!

I feel much better now. All my life, I thought showing my tits was my decision. Now I know it's the government that decides! What a relief!

Posted by: Dianna at February 12, 2012 08:02 PM (mKMj1)

376 Why not, Dianna? They already decide what lightbulb you can buy, how much water your shower can deliver, and what car you can drive.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 08:03 PM (I2LwF)

377 But at the same time people are then dependent on
roads and petroleum infrastructure, which does present another
significant control and subsidy system for politicians to manipulate for
control. Infrastructure for cars and storage of private vehicles in
public places is often every bit as subsidized as icky public
transportation.


Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 12, 2012 08:00 PM

You can run over a politician with your car. Try that with a train.

Sure, you can run him over with a Metro bus, but the drivers hate to give up their rides

Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 08:04 PM (Y+DPZ)

378 What was the name of that song?
the deepest tub of all ? or something like that.

Posted by: seamrog at February 12, 2012 08:04 PM (6t/kl)

379 1. Crackpot theory? AGW

2. Per that Santorum "interview" Didn't hear a word the man said. Tina is my favorite!

Posted by: Big T Party at February 12, 2012 08:04 PM (hC5jI)

380 8 out of 10 Bigfoots vote Republican, but this year that number could change. Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:01 PM

Bigfeets.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 08:06 PM (Iyg03)

381
... walkable cities and towns are good.

Except they fuck the aged and infirmed right up the asshole.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at February 12, 2012 08:06 PM (7+pP9)

382 #376

Did you have to remind me?!

Posted by: Dianna at February 12, 2012 08:07 PM (mKMj1)

383 The requirement that chicks show their boobs comes from the SCOTUS.

See Plessy v. Hendricks

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:07 PM (DTX4S)

384 Carrousel !!!

Posted by: Utopians who believe the government loves them at February 12, 2012 08:07 PM (Y+DPZ)

385 My father-who would know-told me that Long Beach CA. used to be 6 feet higher before they pumped so much oil out. So basically I think you're on the right track at least-

Posted by: DAve at February 12, 2012 08:07 PM (AYOFQ)

386 Don't have a grandson with a dog collar.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 12, 2012 08:08 PM (vbh31)

387 Posted by: Lincolntf at February 12, 2012 07:52 PM (hiMsy)

Yeah but 650 horses and 6 gears?

Fuck yeah!

I know, I'm not in the market either and I'd probably die if I pushed it anyway.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 08:08 PM (TZyhY)

388 Bigfeets.
Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 08:06 PM (Iyg03)

Dude, that's a whole 'nother post right there.

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:08 PM (DTX4S)

389 >>He has a girlfriend She's a senior now but a couple of years ago she was a "softmore" (per her text message).


Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2012 08:01 PM (Pnnbc)

She may have been referencing her lack of preparedness (or maybe interest) in his hardware in that ancient time, long ago.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 12, 2012 08:09 PM (ZJCDy)

390 My long cherished theory is that all hawt women have a lesbian streak wider than the brown one at the bottom of Michael Moore's underwear.

However, being profoundly selfish, they only act upon these lustful impulses when us men are not around.

It would take years of in-depth research to verify all this, of course, but I am convinced all this is absolutely true. It's simply too hawt not to be. And, I hereby volunteer to help conduct the studies...

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 12, 2012 08:11 PM (niZvt)

391 All I remember about my softmore year was that Ken was always trying to get in my pants and that math was hard.

Posted by: Barbie at February 12, 2012 08:12 PM (vbh31)

392 Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 12, 2012 08:00 PM (ijjAe)


Provided that all jobs are compatible with dense urban environments -- I don't see Americans desiring to be forced into a Japan-like existence while suburbia lies fallow.

Posted by: Stinky Blow-Whistle, aMessNBC Science Editor at February 12, 2012 08:12 PM (1ZF7c)

393 Dude, the difference between a woman and a lesbian is plausible deniability-- usually one or two beers or near-beers will do.

It makes sense. Women are soft, they smell good, and they're fun to sex. I don't understand homosexual men at all. No amount of beer would get me there.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 08:13 PM (I2LwF)

394 New theory

Bruno Mars is straight.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 12, 2012 08:13 PM (hC5jI)

395 And quite frankly, the fastest I've ever driven a car was approx. 130 in a Pontiac Grand Am around the highways of West Virginia.

It was a getting unnerving when my tires were starting to slip around a gradual highway curve.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 08:14 PM (TZyhY)

396 Besides, Truman, we all know women are bigger boob hounds than any man. All they do is check each other's boobs out from the moment they walk into the same room.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 12, 2012 08:15 PM (niZvt)

397 Barbie was a stone cold bitch as a softmore.

Posted by: Ken at February 12, 2012 08:15 PM (WUWb9)

398 Mrs. North has big boobs. And all her friends do, too. Probably not a coincidence.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 08:17 PM (I2LwF)

399 Here's one.

A military coup could take place in the USA and 20% of the U.S. population will

1) not know about it
2) not care
3) not know what coup means
4) blame it on George Bush
5) change the channel to American Idol

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:17 PM (DTX4S)

400 Oops, doing the stream of conciousness thing.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 08:18 PM (TZyhY)

401 that adds up to 100%, eman. The rest of us must be statistically negligible.

Which I believe.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 08:18 PM (I2LwF)

402 #381, it isn't difficult for the elderly to live in neighborhoods when they access to everything they need within a few block radius. Density is great for a lot of things compared to decentralization. The problem is that it also makes it easier for politicians with no love for liberty to exert control compared the countryside.

The major issue with suburban sprawl is the cost of forever expanding and maintaining new roads. More and more money gets eaten up providing access for private vehicles with public funds. Many towns in particular keep jacking up their property taxes in order to pay for road and utility access to McMansion estates.

The burbs blow money on ever expanding and often wasteful infrastructure while the cities blow money on welfare and government employees' compensation.

Prior to machine politics and the expansion of the welfare state cities used to spend the majority of their cash on infrastructure along the lines of what now goes on in the burbs.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 12, 2012 08:18 PM (ijjAe)

403 397
Barbie was a stone cold bitch as a softmore.

Posted by: Ken at February 12, 2012 08:15 PM

I melted her plastic, nancy boy!

Posted by: GI Joe at February 12, 2012 08:18 PM (Y+DPZ)

404 Hey, here's a crackpot theory: Let's have the nominally Conservative party in the US nominate a candidate who has a consistently Conservative record and can clearly enunciate Conservative views. I know, crazy, right?

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 12, 2012 08:19 PM (Y5I9o)

405 I'm not sure that the world really needs more sandy Venetian fluffers.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 12, 2012 08:19 PM (kaalw)

406 Inject sand? Short term stability.

Ponder this...

Liquefaction.

In fact, at times, I pray for it.

Adios San Francisco and Long Beach/L.A. in general come a 7.2.

Posted by: Gunslinger at February 12, 2012 08:20 PM (r6V4B)

407 I "owned" GI Joe, yes, in a sexual way.

Posted by: Stretch Armstrong at February 12, 2012 08:20 PM (WUWb9)

408 342
316: That is similar to my theory that every time a civilization gets
to a point with technology and having the right structure to thrive
(property rights etc) they eventually tend to try to provide for the
poor, turn socialist, then lazy and more socialist and either crumble
back to barbarism or get over-run by outside barbarians.

Similarly...generations of stupid people are able to flourish until natural selection rears it's ugly head.

Posted by: garfish at February 12, 2012 08:20 PM (h6jtj)

409 Let's have the nominally Conservative party in the US nominate a candidate who has a consistently Conservative record . . .

Dude, that's crazy. I said "crackpot" not "wacko."

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 08:21 PM (Iyg03)

410 that adds up to 100%, eman. The rest of us must be statistically negligible.

Which I believe.
Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 08:18 PM (I2LwF)


I phrased it poorly.

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:21 PM (DTX4S)

411 "Ask Italians in general and Venetians in particular. Their population is dropping."

That's good. It will lighten up the place enough that it won't tip over like Guam did..

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 12, 2012 08:21 PM (nF5tS)

412
There's a tiny bacterium (aurium extremophilia.) that grows on or in Gold.

This bacterium can infect any mammal but is mostly found in humans as they are the only ones who have the ability to pick up and hold on to a gold nugget.
...
Some Races of Homo Sapiens seem to be immune or indifferent to it's effects. The Native Americans of SouthWest United States among them.


They, however, are highly prone to argentum turquoiseum extremophilia.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at February 12, 2012 08:21 PM (7+pP9)

413 Pull on my finger!

Posted by: Gumby at February 12, 2012 08:21 PM (Y+DPZ)

414 Barbie Millicent Rogers stone cold bitch beloved by millions of children?

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 12, 2012 08:21 PM (ijjAe)

415 First of all the leftists love the idea of urbanization. They hate suburbia and exurbia. They need everyone jammed together with no real property and dependent on govt for safety.

Secondly, real women find lesbianism as disgusting as men find queerdom. Gay men sex makes more sense to me than lesbians (barf). They don't even have parts to interact. Gross. That's one fantasy you can put away. Bleh.

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2012 08:24 PM (Pnnbc)

416 Barbie and Midge.

College, first semester, just once.

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:24 PM (DTX4S)

417 "It was a getting unnerving when my tires were starting to slip around a gradual highway curve."

Back when I was young and stupid, I took a hotrodded old air cooled VW beetle up around 100mph... ...on $20 recaps... ...in the hot AZ desert when it was about 100degrees.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 12, 2012 08:25 PM (nF5tS)

418 Hopalong Cassidy was actually Hopashort.

Posted by: Topper at February 12, 2012 08:25 PM (WUWb9)

419 This one is pretty wild.

Chris Brown is talented.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 12, 2012 08:26 PM (hC5jI)

420 They, however, are highly prone to argentum turquoiseum extremophilia.


Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at February 12, 2012 08:21 PM (7+pP9)



And wampum fever.

Posted by: A Native Indian at February 12, 2012 08:27 PM (X3lox)

421 Barbie and Midge. College, first semester, just once.

Uh, that was my froshman year. Duh.

Posted by: Barbie at February 12, 2012 08:27 PM (vbh31)

422 Posted by: CoolCzech at February 12, 2012 08:11 PM (niZvt)

Absolutely.

My wife gets pissy when I ask her to show me the lesbian threesome photos from college.

She's just faking the irritation; she'll eventually have to show me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at February 12, 2012 08:27 PM (nEUpB)

423 Anybody watching the Grammys?

Posted by: Big T Party at February 12, 2012 08:27 PM (hC5jI)

424 Back when I was young and stupid, I took a hotrodded old air cooled VW beetle up around 100mph... ...on $20 recaps... ...in the hot AZ desert when it was about 100degrees.
Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 12, 2012 08:25 PM (nF5tS)

I drove the highway at night with no headlights and wearing sunglasses.

I used the Force to tell where the road was.

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:27 PM (DTX4S)

425 417
"It was a getting unnerving when my tires were starting to slip around a gradual highway curve."

Back
when I was young and stupid, I took a hotrodded old air cooled VW
beetle up around 100mph... ...on $20 recaps... ...in the hot AZ desert
when it was about 100degrees.


I picked up my (now) wife on a first date in a used AMC Gremlin. Suck it, wimps.

Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 08:27 PM (6TB1Z)

426 I picked up my (now) wife on a first date in a used AMC Gremlin. Suck it, wimps.
Posted by: pep at February 12, 2012 08:27 PM (6TB1Z)

You win.

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:29 PM (DTX4S)

427
>Chris Brown is talented.

At what?


Posted by: S Daniel at February 12, 2012 08:29 PM (AiWBS)

428 #415, I'm a big proponent of home-ownership in cities. Transient renters tend to not be invested personally in their communities and their apathy often allows crappy politicians to take control. Transients also are more likely to hop on the gubmnit gravy train. Part of the reason the burbs is more socially stable the cities is land ownership. It's much harder for some asshole politcian to come in with redistribution vote buying schemes when everyone is going to notice and fight back against their seizure of private property.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 12, 2012 08:30 PM (ijjAe)

429 First of all the leftists love the idea of
urbanization. They hate suburbia and exurbia....


Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2012 08:24 PM (Pnnbc)

That's provided they have their 10,000 sq ft top-floor penthouse.

Posted by: Stinky Blow-Whistle, aMessNBC Science Editor at February 12, 2012 08:30 PM (1ZF7c)

430 I picked up my (now) wife on a first date in a used AMC Gremlin. Suck it, wimps.

Yeah, but no car quite said "boy, you're gonna get some tonight!" like the Chevy Monza.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 12, 2012 08:31 PM (vbh31)

431 I hear Bobby Brown has a heck of a right cross.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 12, 2012 08:31 PM (WUWb9)

432
There is no such thing as a fracking machine. Fracking isdoneby placing and detonatingmultipleexplosive charges along a drilled well hole.Then sand, water and a few trace chemicals are pumpedunder pressure into the fissures created by the explosives.Think of the chemicals as acting likekind of a Slick 50 fluid.

Injecting sand under Venice is more likely to topple buildingsthan raise them. It is a great crackpot idea though.

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:32 PM (Usk3+)

433 What was that oddball theory that the most powerful people in the world were actually lizard people who disguised themselves as human?

No, it wasn't the "V" tv series, it was something about the Illuminati

Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 08:32 PM (Y+DPZ)

434 423Anybody watching the Grammys?Posted by: Big T Party at February 12, 2012 08:27 PM (hC5jI)

Watching the what?

Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 08:32 PM (pcgW1)

435 Yeah, but no car quite said "boy, you're gonna get some tonight!" like the Chevy Monza.



Posted by: Soap MacTavish at February 12, 2012 08:31 PM

Volare! Woooaa hooo

Posted by: Disco Stu at February 12, 2012 08:34 PM (Y+DPZ)

436 I think I saw Bruno Mars on SNL a while back. Just saw him again tonight. He puts on a great act.

Posted by: S Daniel at February 12, 2012 08:34 PM (AiWBS)

437 433 What was that oddball theory that the most powerful people in the world were actually lizard people who disguised themselves as human? No, it wasn't the "V" tv series, it was something about the Illuminati
Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 08:32 PM (Y+DPZ)


Penn Teller have a Bullshit episode that includes that. I'm sure you can get a full dose of that crazy listening to coast to coast some night.

Posted by: buzzion at February 12, 2012 08:34 PM (GULKT)

438 the most powerful people in the world were actually lizard people who disguised themselves as human

Nontroversy!

Posted by: Cahrles Jhonson at February 12, 2012 08:34 PM (vbh31)

439 The Maverick. Now that was a car.

Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 08:34 PM (pcgW1)

440 Sleestacks!

Posted by: Stinky Blow-Whistle, aMessNBC Science Editor at February 12, 2012 08:35 PM (1ZF7c)

441 >Chris Brown is talented.
At what?
Beating women.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 08:35 PM (TZyhY)

442
In other news, Ben Bernanke has decided he is not satisfied with ruining the residential sales market. He now wants to destroy the rental home and apartment market by leasing out foreclosed properties.

Can't wait to see the vacancy rates after that stunt gets going. How many millions of homes are sitting empty?

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:35 PM (Usk3+)

443 Posted by: CoolCzech at February 12, 2012 08:11 PM (niZvt)

All women are bisexual after the third appletini.

Posted by: Alex at February 12, 2012 08:36 PM (L/4gD)

444 You call me a birther like that's somehow a bad thing.

Guess what stupid, you can't prove obowmao was born ANYWHERE, however, I can prove he travelled on a pockEEEstahn passport when he visited his family AS A SITTING US SENATOR and violated the HATCH ACT.

Go ahead punk, make my day!

Posted by: Blacksmith8✡ at February 12, 2012 08:36 PM (Q1qy3)

445 1960 Ford Falcon, now that was a chick magnet.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 12, 2012 08:36 PM (WUWb9)

446 Every high-po Mustang of recent vintage I know of (and I know a few) has needed a new clutch assy. every year to the tune of $3K each... and Ford won't cover it. And the clutches are not just destroyed by driver error either...

Posted by: DAve at February 12, 2012 08:36 PM (AYOFQ)

447 427
That's my crackpot theory

Posted by: Big T Party at February 12, 2012 08:37 PM (hC5jI)

448 Perry is asking his bundlers to support The Salamander.

Disgusting.

Perry is dead to me.

Why would he still be on Newt's program?

He isn't as bright as I thought.


Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at February 12, 2012 08:37 PM (hXJOG)

449
"Is anyone watching the Grammys?"

Why, are they dangerous?

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:37 PM (Usk3+)

450 #446

I have a bailout for that.

Posted by: teh SCOAMF at February 12, 2012 08:38 PM (pcgW1)

451 If you get an email saying "CLICK FOR A NUDE PHOTO OF NANCY PELOSI", don't click on it.

It has an actual picture of Nancy nekkid...

Posted by: navybrat at February 12, 2012 08:38 PM (hE1C/)

452 Google maps has an option for a 3D movie after you have directions. Pretty interesting in mountains/canyon areas. I also tried the Port Authority Bus Terminal (ahem) to Battery Park, just totally cool, but I had to run it twice to get all the buildings to show up.

Posted by: motionview at February 12, 2012 08:39 PM (i+DU3)

453 ...and she purrs like a kitten 'till the Lake pipes roar.

Posted by: Stinky Blow-Whistle, aMessNBC Science Editor at February 12, 2012 08:39 PM (1ZF7c)

454 #442, how many of those new subsidized rental tenants are going to trash those vacant properties, squat, and generally wreck entire areas much like they've done to many of our once fine urban neighborhoods?

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 12, 2012 08:39 PM (ijjAe)

455 #399 You forgot "will pronounce the "p" in "coup"...

Posted by: DAve at February 12, 2012 08:39 PM (AYOFQ)

456 449 "Is anyone watching the Grammys?"Why, are they dangerous?
Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:37 PM (Usk3+)

Now that's funny!

Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 12, 2012 08:40 PM (WUWb9)

457
Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 08:32 PM (Y+DPZ) Google " reptillian shapeshifting aliens" and/or David Icke.

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:40 PM (Usk3+)

458 Well, I'm off to take some pictures of tankers and fences for my calender, which should have been finished five moths ago. Oh, shit...the bike has another flat. FML.

Posted by: Cahrles Jhonson at February 12, 2012 08:40 PM (vbh31)

459 Kelly Clarkson sure can scream.

Posted by: S Daniel at February 12, 2012 08:40 PM (AiWBS)

460 Can't wait to see the vacancy rates after that stunt gets going. How many millions of homes are sitting empty?
Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:35 PM (Usk3+)


The Collapse is going to be Epic.

The same people who created the financial crisis in the first place are in charge of repairing the damage.

It's like hiring the Imperial Japanese Navy to do the repairs at Pearl Harbor.

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:41 PM (DTX4S)

461 445
1960 Ford Falcon, now that was a chick magnet.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 12, 2012 08:36 PM

Says you!

Posted by: 1960 Dodge Lancer at February 12, 2012 08:42 PM (Y+DPZ)

462 Back when I was young and stupid, I took a hotrodded old air cooled VW beetle up around 100mph... ...on $20 recaps... ...in the hot AZ desert when it was about 100degrees.
Posted by: Purple Avenger at February 12, 2012 08:25 PM (nF5tS)

Heh, I bet that big grip-up factor.

One of my best friends restores Beetles and his pride and joy is a '73 Super Beetle and that thing can fucking romp around!

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 08:42 PM (TZyhY)

463 454#442, how many of those new subsidized rental tenants are going to trash those vacant properties, squat, and generally wreck entire areas much like they've done to many of our once fine urban neighborhoods?
Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 12, 2012 08:39 PM (ijjAe)Most them I would think.

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:42 PM (Usk3+)

464 1960 Ford Falcon, now that was a chick magnet.
Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 12, 2012 08:36 PM (WUWb9)


1966 Dodge Polara.

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:43 PM (DTX4S)

465 Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston *now with accuracy approved by Blue Hen* at February 12, 2012 08:39 PM (ijjAe)


Gumint-subsidized home-care services, your Lowe's-in-a-box plan.

Posted by: Barry the Benevolent at February 12, 2012 08:43 PM (1ZF7c)

466 #458

You're so dreamy!

Posted by: Killjoy Trout at February 12, 2012 08:43 PM (pcgW1)

467 There is a reason it's called quantum entanglement and not great huge slab of matter the size of a manhole cover entanglement.

Posted by: epobirs at February 12, 2012 08:43 PM (kcfmt)

468 2nd gen falcons are better...give me a 64 Sprint Ragtop with a k code in it.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2012 08:44 PM (FGK31)

469
It's like hiring the Imperial Japanese Navy to do the repairs at Pearl Harbor.
Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 08:41 PM (DTX4S) Or Obama to run the...well, anything.

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:44 PM (Usk3+)

470 Damn formatting!

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:45 PM (Usk3+)

471 ...although, you can get more chicks in my 64 XL500...and you still have enough trunk space to haul around a dozen dead hobos!

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2012 08:45 PM (FGK31)

472 "Is anyone watching the Grammys?"

Why, are they dangerous?


Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:37 PM (Usk3+)

Morally degrading in the least.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 08:46 PM (TZyhY)

473 Maybe I'll just stay home this evening and watch some gladiator movies with Kilgore. Sigh.

Posted by: Cahrles Jhonson at February 12, 2012 08:46 PM (vbh31)

474 456449 "Is anyone watching the Grammys?"Why, are they dangerous?
Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:37 PM (Usk3+)

Now that's funny!Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 12, 2012 08:40 PM (WUWb9) It's time for a short, short break! Please tip your bartenders, waitresses and Ewoks.

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:46 PM (Usk3+)

475
Did the Super Beetle have the same engine as the Porsche 914, or was that the "V-Type" Beetle?

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 12, 2012 08:47 PM (sJTmU)

476 Chevy Celebrity. I got my mom's from her estate a few years ago. It was a '72 and had 36,000 miles on it. It was a great car, except for the blown valve cover gaskets, radiator leaks, and it's habit of dying while turning a corner.

Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 08:47 PM (pcgW1)

477 The 1952 Hudson was the car you were happy to borrow from your dad because the back seat was so roomy it was a motel on wheels



Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 08:48 PM (Y+DPZ)

478 Triumph TR7 -- "The Wedge" -- understand that most of them, well, if you stood close enough, you could hear them rust.

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at February 12, 2012 08:50 PM (1ZF7c)

479
Posted by: Cahrles Jhonson at February 12, 2012 08:46 PM (vbh31)

I'm banning you from the entire universe.

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:50 PM (Usk3+)

480
I had a '67 Plymouth Fury in college (v. 2.0) and it WAS a motel on wheels.

In the back seat. nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more.....

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 12, 2012 08:51 PM (sJTmU)

481 Sniff, sniff...I sure miss Reggie's pole up my ass!

Posted by: Barky O'Marxist at February 12, 2012 08:51 PM (WUWb9)

482 376
Why not, Dianna? They already decide what lightbulb you can buy, how
much water your shower can deliver, and what car you can drive.


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And, going by the logic I heard dribble out of some pie-hole this morning, it's perfectly constitutional.

You see, the constitution empowers Congress to enact the means necessary to carry out constitutional goals. Since forcing women to show their boobies is necessary to carry out the constitutional mandate of creating a more perfect union, it is, ipso-facto, constitutional!

(no, really. some wench on fox news this morning claimed that if the only part of obamacare that is unconstitutional is the individual mandate *and* the whole thing falls apart without the mandate, then the mandate must therefore be constitutional because it's necessary to enact the other parts)

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2012 08:51 PM (6fER6)

483 We had a 1980 Mustang(I think it was 80).Complete piece of crap,4 cylinder,ugly,rusted through the floor so you could watch the road as you passed over it.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 08:52 PM (7W3wI)

484 back in 73 i think it was we went to see Zepplin play at the old Braves field in a old VW. then in 75 took it to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville to see the Stones play. those were the days.......

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 08:52 PM (VJsZn)

485 --> AMC Pacer <--

There's a reason it starred in "Wayne's World" ...

Posted by: Arbalest at February 12, 2012 08:53 PM (uEmYb)

486
960 Ford Falcon, now that was a chick magnet.
Posted by: Ammo Dump at February 12, 2012 08:36 PM (WUWb9)


1966 Dodge Polara


Better yet, a '66 Corvair.

G'night morons.

My faith in your extreme moroness has been strongly bolstered by this totally lame thread.

Question is -- why did I enjoy it?

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at February 12, 2012 08:53 PM (7+pP9)

487 okay, not going to read all 470+ comments, but one reason why the quantum entanglement drive wouldn't work is because particles in an entangled state don't stay that way for any longer than nanoseconds, or maybe even shorter. That is because even the teensiest of disturbances can destroy the quantum coherence. So the first time the entangled space particle encountered some space dust, it would all be over.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 12, 2012 08:53 PM (qVUxp)

488 ...although, you can get more chicks in my 64 XL500...and you still have enough trunk space to haul around a dozen dead hobos!

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2012 08:45 PM (FGK31)

My car in high school was a '79 Cutlass Brougham with a 305 (I think) and enough plush seating to sleep 6.

The entire vehicle torqued clockwise when I opened the throttle all the way. It was fucking sweet.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 08:53 PM (TZyhY)

489 I've never seen a Presidential candidate that looks like me, but if I did I'd vote for the good looking SOB.

Posted by: frankly at February 12, 2012 08:55 PM (VoYp2)

490 Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2012 08:45 PM (FGK31)
my oldest brothers first car was a 64 500........... he taught me to drive in it.

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 08:55 PM (VJsZn)

491 Did the Super Beetle have the same engine as the Porsche 914, or was that the "V-Type" Beetle?

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 12, 2012 08:47 PM (sJTmU)

I don't know, I can shoot him an e-mail and ask.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 08:56 PM (TZyhY)

492 I had a 64 Split Window VW Van in College. Lots of room in that one.
Youcouldn't plan on getting anywhere you were going on time, though.

Posted by: garrett at February 12, 2012 08:56 PM (FGK31)

493 ...although, you can get more chicks in my 64 XL500...and you still have enough trunk space to haul around a dozen dead hobos!
---------------------------
Have you checked to see if you have Bigfoot in there?

Posted by: Retread at February 12, 2012 08:58 PM (joSBv)

494 475
Did the Super Beetle have the same engine as the Porsche 914, or was that the "V-Type" Beetle?

---------

Don't know what a "V-Type" Beetle is.

There were two models of 914: a 4-cylinder and a 6-cylinder. As I understand it, the 4-cylinder did have the same type of engine as a Beetle.

I don't know whether the 6-cylinder had the same type of engine as a 911.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2012 08:58 PM (6fER6)

495
You guys are going to hate me but I had a fab first car, due to my wonderful but innocent father. He was driving a '59 Vette in 65 when I got my license. He gave it to me to drive most days.I proceeded to treat to turn it into a nasty hot rod. TheJ. C. Whitney catalog was my bible. He didn't notice the three dueces and the Edelbrockhigh rise manifold, or the headers, the Engle 450 lift solid lifter cam, or many other things.

But the 4.56 gears pissed him off.

"How come I can take off in 3rd gear from a dead stop? What have you done to this car?"

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 08:58 PM (Usk3+)

496 The Renault Dauphin

If you drag raced a VW bus with that, the VW driver was waiting for you with a lit bong by the time you crossed the top end

Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 08:58 PM (Y+DPZ)

497 Dead birds. Why aren't they everywhere?I see live birds all the
time. I see them in the trees and I see them in the air. I see them near
the ponds and I see them in the fields. Sometimes the sky is black with
them. When I go outside I hear them chirping. When I'm trying to sleep
in the morning I can't because they are making too much noise.Okay.
So at some point they have to die. At the rate I see live birds, I
should see dead birds. Everytime I mow the lawn I should be running over
dead birds. Everytime I walk to the corner, I should be stepping on
them on the sidewalk. Everytime I drive to work, I should be running
over them in the road. Yet I hardly ever ever ever see a dead bird. Just
laying there, dead.Where are they? Where are all the dead ones? Or do birds just live forever?Posted by: always wondered at February 12, 2012 06:13 PM (P6QsQ)


This is the secret behind why dogs are naturally good at catching frisbees and balls. In the wild, their wolf ancestors performed a tremendous cleanup service catching birds that had died in mid-flight before they touched ground. This was actually the mainstay of their diet, as opposed to working in groups to bring down larger mammals. Dogs that haven't been bred into uselessness still perform this work today when we aren't watching.

The birds themselves help by steering themselves towards dogs that are not under human scrutiny when the feel their mortality coming on.

Posted by: epobirs at February 12, 2012 08:59 PM (kcfmt)

498 492
I had a 64 Split Window VW Van in College. Lots of room in that one.

Youcouldn't plan on getting anywhere you were going on time, though.


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I knew my Taurus was done for the time I got passed by a VW Van. Going uphill.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2012 08:59 PM (6fER6)

499
My Dad was breaking an old VW van in the garage one summer for parts (back in '69or '70, I think). It was forest green, and had been painted by hand. It had brush strokes in the paint.


Wild.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 12, 2012 08:59 PM (sJTmU)

500 crackpot theory...the walking dead could be a good show....

Posted by: derit at February 12, 2012 09:01 PM (FQlFL)

501 I really miss my old Wagon Queen Family Truckster. *sniff!*

Posted by: Clark Griswold at February 12, 2012 09:01 PM (pcgW1)

502 Zomlbie thread?

Posted by: Shane at February 12, 2012 09:01 PM (DGnMA)

503
"Dead birds. Why aren't they everywhere?"

The Sasquatch eat them quickly.

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 09:02 PM (Usk3+)

504
With as long as England has been populated, wouldn't the soil be like 30% human bone meal?

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 09:04 PM (5nk8p)

505 I'm giving the Walking Dead one more chance.

Posted by: mpfs at February 12, 2012 09:05 PM (fwb0G)

506 505 LOL I tried that in Seasons 1 and 2.It sucks.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:06 PM (7W3wI)

507 "Dead birds. Why aren't they everywhere?"


Slim Jims

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 09:06 PM (DTX4S)

508 Ok, beat this. My first car was a 1950 Studebaker. My brother found it back in the 70s whenI was in high school. Straight six, two-row corn picker front end, three on the tree manual transmission, floor starter, and the doors opened up like a Lincoln limo, from the center post. Awesome.

Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 09:07 PM (pcgW1)

509 505 LOL I tried that in Seasons 1 and 2.It sucks.
Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:06 PM (7W3wI)

They found a way to make the Zombie Apocalypse boring, stupid, and as appealing as fat sucks at the beach.

Posted by: eman at February 12, 2012 09:09 PM (DTX4S)

510 i likes my stories of heaving zombie chests pounding with desire...(nerd romantic!)

Posted by: derit at February 12, 2012 09:09 PM (FQlFL)

511
508
That IS awesome. I rank the top two features to be:

1. Suicide doors.

2. Floor Starter.

Posted by: MeremortaL at February 12, 2012 09:10 PM (Usk3+)

512 509 Yep,I love zombie movies but that show is unwatchable.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:10 PM (7W3wI)

513 A bad zomnbie show is better than no zombie show.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 12, 2012 09:11 PM (VeTg+)

514 Look at the chick magnets Chrysler offered in the 80s

If you HAVE to choose one;

The Dodge Omni
The K-Car
The Minivan

Go for the Minivan, the chicks will think you're married

Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 09:11 PM (Y+DPZ)

515 You want the off-beat stuff go to crank-dot-net.

As to the Venice bit, check out "slabjacking". It's how they stabilized the Tower of Pisa.

Posted by: Stephen at February 12, 2012 09:11 PM (wkR3c)

516 My second car was an Austin America. Little front wheel drive, 4-cylinder, like a Mini Cooper. I could accelerate going around a corner in the snow. I had to replace the engine once, and we went to Omaha to pick up the engine and it fit easily into the trunk of the Dodge we were driving.

Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 09:11 PM (pcgW1)

517 There is supposed to be a decent zombie show on BBC America, can't remember the name.

Posted by: mpfs at February 12, 2012 09:12 PM (fwb0G)

518 Posted by: Marmo at February 12, 2012 09:11 PM (pcgW1)

I've always wanted to drive a Mini, they just look fun.

I like the smaller romping cars, I'd end up killing myself If I tried to drive a 'Vette or a Shelby.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 09:17 PM (TZyhY)

519 In 1982, GM gave us the 3rd Gen Firebird and Camaro

Sharp looking cars, but the most powerful engine you got was the 305 (5.0) that cranked out all of 145 hp

Still, with a perm and a leather jacket, you could move like Hasselhoff

Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 09:17 PM (Y+DPZ)

520 Fast and Furious is on TNT

4 car drag race scene with all the ricers

Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 09:19 PM (Y+DPZ)

521 Car news in the sidebar.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 09:20 PM (I2LwF)

522 519 Obama will bring back the low horsepower shit wagons of the 70's and early 80's.Gas prices are going up according to plan.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:20 PM (7W3wI)

523 It's snowing in Fort Worth, Texas.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 12, 2012 09:21 PM (0xqzf)

524 Heh Alicia Keyes copied Bruno mars hair style

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 12, 2012 09:21 PM (YzCuY)

525 There's a movie called The Dead (2010) which is suppose to be a zombie road movie taking place in Africa.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 09:22 PM (5nk8p)

526 Lower the ocean level by pumping it thru snow machines into the Antarctic dry valleys.

Posted by: DaveA at February 12, 2012 09:23 PM (qazvp)

527 The Volt makes the Pinto look like a good car.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:24 PM (7W3wI)

528
Zombie movie on BBC?

Is Alastair Cooke in it? He's been dead for years.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 12, 2012 09:25 PM (sJTmU)

529 Ugh Chris brown

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 12, 2012 09:25 PM (YzCuY)

530 I think we should increase global warming so that Venice, LA and New York are 30 feet under water.

Posted by: izoneguy at February 12, 2012 09:25 PM (2/KD2)

531 GM isn't lying that the Volt was a car they "had to make",the Obama administration made them an offer they couldn't refuse.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:26 PM (7W3wI)

532 Alistair Cooke? piker.

Posted by: Larry King at February 12, 2012 09:26 PM (I2LwF)

533 Due to a fracture in the San Andre's fault, magnetism created by the heat of the Earth's core, has affected certain types of personalities and draws them to the area.
A recent study of these individuals, contrast strongly with other forms of life.
For example, many birds and fish, among other animals use a "magnetic" compass to travel and/or migrate.
This new phenomeneon, called liberomagnetic attraction tends to draw individuals that have no direction or moral bearings. They have no self identity and will accept any premise given, and act accordingly.
The mentality is much more similar to insect society, such as drone bees or worker ants. They will defend their hive / anthill regardless.
Now there's a description of Hollywood that may not be a crackpot theory.

Posted by: seamrog at February 12, 2012 09:26 PM (6t/kl)

534 How hard is it to write a zombie television show? First you have the zombies winning. The second evipsode you have the humans winning, i.e., killing zombies in unique and entertaining ways. And you have humans learning each week more about the zombies and you have the zombies, even tho they don't have brains really, learning, too. But that's all people want.

Posted by: mike at February 12, 2012 09:26 PM (5nk8p)

535 The Volt makes the Pinto look like a good car.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:24 PM (7W3wI)

It also makes the Smart Car look like a good car.

Posted by: ErikW at February 12, 2012 09:30 PM (TZyhY)

536 527 The Volt makes the Pinto look like a good car.
Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:24 PM (7W3wI)
remember the Chevy Vega?

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 09:30 PM (VJsZn)

537 "Walking Dead" graphic novels are not really about zombies,they are about how people(apparently stupid liberals mostly),react to azombie apocalypse.That's the problem,it ain't a show about kicking zombie ass anymore than Battlestar Galactica was a show about kicking Cylon ass.It's a liberal soap opera.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:32 PM (7W3wI)

538 Every TV show is a liberal soap opera.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 09:33 PM (I2LwF)

539 538 True,which is why I no longer watch.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:33 PM (7W3wI)

540 Damn steevy NOW you tell me!

There'd better be some drunk zombies in town here ..

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 12, 2012 09:34 PM (SB0V2)

541 "Sir" McCartney looks dead.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 12, 2012 09:34 PM (hC5jI)

542 "the Chevy Vega?" The one, written up in Hot Rod,where someone wedged a rather strong 454 into the front half, wth the trunk partly accomodating the slicks? It was a great car. The others, not so much.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 12, 2012 09:34 PM (uEmYb)

543 Where's Ralph Nader btw?Shouldn't he be crusading against the Volt,"unsafe at any speed"?

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:34 PM (7W3wI)

544 Dinner!

Posted by: Dianna at February 12, 2012 09:35 PM (mKMj1)

545 we had a bucket we dumped the oil out or motorcycles in. my buddy's vega used so much oil we used the old Harley oil in the Vega.

Posted by: Racefan at February 12, 2012 09:35 PM (VJsZn)

546 I watch football and pro wrestling. The latter is my only soap opera.

Posted by: Truman North at February 12, 2012 09:36 PM (I2LwF)

547 I saw the Hotair link above and,having never heard of Tina Korbe,decided to Bingher name.The suggestion list immediately turned up "Tina Korbe swimsuit."

So I guess you guys have already checked her out.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at February 12, 2012 09:36 PM (2Oas0)

548 I don't know if we have a desert of fracking sand. All the local sand mines here in Wisconsin are producing mostly for fracking with a little glassmaking thrown in.The sand here is round in shape instead of the usual squareish shape. That is why they like using it for fracking, it would appear that the oil or gas can flow around round sand easier than squarish sand.

Posted by: Deathknyte at February 12, 2012 09:36 PM (3bwh6)

549 546 Yeah,I watch sports and Encore Westerns mostly.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:37 PM (7W3wI)

550 Larry the Cable Guy's Only in America is a damned good show I think.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 12, 2012 09:38 PM (VeTg+)

551
My crackpot science theory requires an uber-powerful telescope, FTL travel and FTL communication.
You put the telescope out 1,000 lightyears (or however far back you want to see) from the Earth transmit the images back to Earth. Bingo! You're seeing 1000 years into the past. To see different times, simply move the telescope closer or further away.

Posted by: 29Victor at February 12, 2012 09:40 PM (ES9R7)

552 "
And wampum fever.


Posted by: A Native Indian at February 12, 2012 08:27 PM (X3lox)

I find this to be offensive in the extreme

Posted by: Chief Squatalot of the Wampum Woogie tribe at February 12, 2012 09:40 PM (DmsGc)

553 547
That's why I think she's great. It's not Tina Korbe bikini its Tina Korbe swimsuit. Class. You can't describe it but when you see it you know it.

Posted by: Big T Party at February 12, 2012 09:40 PM (hC5jI)

554 The Vega was Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 1971

Other illustrious winners;

1960 Corvair
1974 Mustang II
1975 Chevy Monza 2+2
1976 Dodge Aspen/Plymouth Volare
1978 Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon
1980 Chevy Citation
1981 Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant
1983 AMC/Renault Alliance
1995 Chrysler Cirrus
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2011 Chevy Volt


Posted by: kbdabear at February 12, 2012 09:46 PM (Y+DPZ)

555 448 Perry is asking his bundlers to support The Salamander.Disgusting.Perry is dead to me. Why would he still be on Newt's program?He isn't as bright as I thought.
Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at February 12, 2012 08:37 PM (hXJOG)



Because the other options are Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. Both of whom went idiotic in their attacks on Perry. Gingrich never went the tardasil route like Santorum helped to, or accused him of hating old people and children like Romney did.

Posted by: buzzion at February 12, 2012 09:50 PM (GULKT)

556 550 Yeah,very patriotic and I like Larry.I do watch the occasional "History Channel",non history shows.American Pickers,Pawn Stars,Only in America.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2012 09:50 PM (7W3wI)

557 How about space travel? Everyone knows the current limitations:
Chemical fuel is too heavy; it takes too much, and not enough bang for
the buck, etc. We can't do exotic things like interstellar ramjets that
suck up fuel along the way (hydrogen) and fuse it into helium. We
can't do fusion. We can't bend space or create wormholes ...


dude, if you don't want to watch FarScape, than don't watch FarScape.

Posted by: Adriane at February 12, 2012 09:52 PM (crQEo)

558 Can anyone do a connection between: The Plain of Nazca, Dr. George Washington Carver's practice of soil improvement, terra preta, and Norwegian death metal? Dude! Flippin' Magnus Pyke, baby!

Posted by: Thorvald at February 12, 2012 09:54 PM (OhenJ)

559 kbdabear, Car Driver used to laugh at Motor Trend's Car of the Year because it always went to a new model whose manufacturer hadjusttaken out a huge ad buy in ... Motor Trend.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at February 12, 2012 09:57 PM (2Oas0)

560 New show: Stephen Hawking's Sci-Fi Masters just started on Sci channel.

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 12, 2012 10:03 PM (Iyg03)

561 @ole scratch,

In south Texas, for example, the bottomhole temp for a well at 11,000 ft can be 300f.

I assume you’re drilling in the Eagle Ford. My ancestors were some the first pioneers in Gonzales and surrounding areas. I’m lovin’ my ancestors these days.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at February 12, 2012 10:06 PM (q13sh)

562 @487 - Now that's peer review.

Posted by: motionview at February 12, 2012 10:18 PM (i+DU3)

563 Nephilim/Alien Deception stuff is fascinating. See what you think about Chuck Missler's presentations about the Return of the Nephilim.

Posted by: i like anchors 2012 at February 12, 2012 10:26 PM (LCZ3l)

564

While the Aspen/Volare were not good cars, the 225 slant 6 and the 318 V8 were good motors. I had several that went over 200K miles.

Posted by: frankly at February 12, 2012 11:11 PM (VoYp2)

565 Listening to Biden on the Bill Cunningham show.

Posted by: jeremy lin fan at February 12, 2012 11:11 PM (oZfic)

566 Biden basically said he's good buddies with the Cardinal and they are going to work this out and they have a year. Cunningham was disappointing as he mentioned why a year isn't a good idea, after the interview and after saying that Biden told him off air that he would try to get obama on the program. Feels as though they expect to win in the Surpreme Court and go full forward. Also feels as though they expect to win the election. Worth a listen.

Posted by: jeremy lin fan at February 12, 2012 11:22 PM (oZfic)

567 Tons of sand + plate tectonics = liquefaction

It's a great plan if you want to bankrupt Italy and sink Venice for good!

Posted by: CR at February 12, 2012 11:29 PM (MnSRY)

568 They lifted Chicago. What's Venice's problem, huh?

Posted by: Nobody at February 13, 2012 12:09 AM (Yojj7)

569 #551

If you have FTL why would you need an uber strength telescope. You'd just go there and use something from Toys R Us.

Posted by: epobirs at February 13, 2012 12:25 AM (kcfmt)

570 ... soooo ... you actually tread into an area I know a bit about. Quantum entanglement.

One of the hard parts of this entanglement is ... accidentally ... observing the plate. Which will collapse the entangled wave function for you ... So you can't (ever) look at it, or measure output of it (say from that really ultra-intense gamma ray laser we know you are building in your basement). You just have to take on an article of faith, that it is reradiating.

Well ... no ... by measuring the motion you get (say the proper motion against the stars), this is an indirect measurement of the thrust, or photon flux so ... damn ... still run into those collapsing wave functions again.

If only, for every quantum entangled atom pairs, we could quantum teleport a new entanglement right before the original collapses due to the measurement.

Lets call that a Galt-engine.

The other issue is that the photon incident upon the plate has a probability of being absorbed, transmitted (with an energy loss), etc. There's this minor issue with momentum conservation if we suddenly kick out a photon at place Y after absorbing one at place X. Yeah, you can argue that the mass absorbing or emitting is so large relative to the momentum carried off by the photon that this is in the noise ... but when you get enough of a flux to get thrust ... yeah, sorta one of them thar violations of the 2nd law of thermodynamics. The mass would have to lose energy to kick that photon out ... it would start to chill. Higher rates of chilling due to outgoing photon flux (congratulations, you've just discovered the Stefan-Boltzmann law).

Laws of thermo:

1) You can't ever win at the game

2) You can't even break even

3) You can't stop playing the game.

Yeah, they are somewhat more precise when written in terms of the theory parameters of internal energy, entropy, and other things. But you get the idea.

TANSTAAFL

What you are describing is ostensibly a perpetual motion engine, as you can never prevent photons from falling on it.

What you have actually described is how to start one. Which is intriguing as people rarely get that far in their analysis. They assume they can give it a kick and start it. They don't assume it should start by itself. Which is sort of implied by what they do.

Folding space, or playing games with Entropy might be the only possible currently non-pragmatic mechanisms to get some serious speed going.

I am personally a fan of giant lasers (sans sharks), and light-sails. Though the return voyage and stopping could be a bitch without a partner on the other end.

What we will probably start doing in my life time (assume another 54 years or so ... hoping to hit 100) is harness astroids with lots of ice for reaction mass. Journeys will be one way for the voyagers, and they will need to be self sufficient and stable. Put a large very efficient mass driver on them and take your planetoid for a ride.

The quantum crap ... meh ... sorta like computing with qubits. When we stop needing a vacuum chamber and a laser to prepare multiple qubits for basic addition, and we can do it on silicon or similar, yeah, then maybe this stuff will be more interesting for practical purposes.

I have heard of someone proposing doing something interesting with the Casimir effect for propulsion.

Posted by: John Galt at February 13, 2012 12:30 AM (80GjT)

571 "The president has the authority under the Affordable Care Act to have
these kinds of rules take effect,” Lew said in response to the question
of how the president can force a private company to provide a product
free of charge."http://tinyurl.com/7q58356

Does anyone know if anyone read the Affordable Care Act? I seem to recall that at the time people said there were a lot of blanks to be filled in after it passed. So can the House and the Senate increase the power of the Executive Branch, just like that?

Posted by: jeremy lin fan at February 13, 2012 12:39 AM (oZfic)

572 Those man made islands in the shallow ocean off of Dubai are already falling apart and that is pretty much the process you propose for the whole Venice problem.

Also, Italy is pretty volcanically active and sitting on sand in a quake REALLY sucks.

Tennessee had huge quakes along the New Madrid faultline that practically entirely swallowed towns that were essentially bult on a compressed sand/mud layer. The vibration caused the sand to suddenly have the properties of a fluid.

Posted by: cackfinger at February 13, 2012 12:50 AM (a9mQu)

573 3 things I thought of when I was still aiming for genetic engineering. Lousy GPA put paid to that ambition, so feel free to attempt it yourself:

1) Engineer plants to have high protein fruits/seeds/beans that are indistinguishable content-wise from animal meats - e.g. Beef Melons, Chicken Fruits, Turkey Beans. Once processed, no one can tell the difference. This cuts out massively inefficient waste of energy, water and other resources between the plant-based feed and the end product - what we can eat of beef is only less than 7 of energy in grass the cow eats (see Ecological Efficiency on Wikipedia). BONUS: Shuts PETA's shock tactics up once and for all.

2) Along the same lines, engineer fruits to contain pure ethanol or even hydrocarbons in their fruits, thus bypassing the current inefficient biofuel digestion stage (Titan A.E. had hydrogen-filled-bubble trees). BONUS: Booze grows on trees now!

3) Genetically engineer pets to have wildly-colored fur. You can even make them have brand logos or political ads empatterned. Two key features to include are flamingo genes (the birds are actually white feathered - if they don't eat the right food the pink color fades away; only premium GENETAMPER brand pet food has the necessary copyrighted ingredients to keep your pet colorful!) and of course sterility (to avoid freeloading breeders, and also to counter Greenie complaints of genetic contamination of 'pureblood' animals). BONUS: the public becomes more receptive of GM as they get used to their fluorescent green Felis Jenova, thus whittling down Greenie opposition to GM foods.

I would appreciate a 0.0001% royalty on all gross profits from the above ideas.

Posted by: Scott at February 13, 2012 02:32 AM (ACWui)

574 Oh, and don't forget Troll Physics Comic .com

Posted by: Scott at February 13, 2012 02:41 AM (PXGSj)

575 John Galt:

Several things, the quantum transportation idea has been discussed before. Notably by Masahiro Hotta in a paper on Arxiv. It's hardly a perpetual motion machine, it's quite clever. rdbrewer should be happy he thought it up independently!

The major problems are technical and somewhat complicated as they require a knowledge of special relativity. So, basically, there is nothing stopping an entangled system from being measured in such a way as to extract energy; but you need to know what measurements to take. Realistically, you do this by way of synchronized clocks, this requires a communications channel which means you're limited by the [No-Communications Theorem] to sub-luminal speeds. You then have to take the different reference frames into account from SR and things get messy.

There is also likely to be a coupling between the level of entanglement and the amount of energy that can be transmitted. But, again, this is an engineering problem.

Also, look into recent work with adiabatic quantum computing; it's fantastic. AQC has shown quite a bit of potential, unexpectedly to me. Theoretically it's been shown to be computationally equivalent to a general QC and when processing in it's optimized subspace, there's orders of magnitude speed up over classical. D-Wave Systems has sold a machine (~128-qubit?) to Google and published a paper recently on image search, identification and tagging with a speed up. Lockheed has one. They should have 512qbit coming online next year, although due to the way the states are entangled, you don't get the full top-line number. Anyways, look into it. It's a neat solution, albeit not global.

Posted by: Uriah Heep at February 13, 2012 02:45 AM (JdSQO)

576 Run a controlled experiment to prove or disprove various assumptions in evolutionary theory once and for all. Use the fastest life cycle Drosophila you can find, stick groups in different environmental parameters, and just keep breeding them until a new, totally new creature that the general layman cannot recognize as an insect is produced, or not. Major debate mostly settled, and many theories can be tested on the way.

(Because honestly, this recent crap about 'Hybrid Sharks Found off Australia' being, quote, "evolution in action" because "Australian black-tip shark is mating with its global counterpart, the common black-tip. They’re similar, but they are distinct species."

Is not the definition of 'species' that two different species cannot mate and produce fertile offspring? (e.g. You can have a b*astard mutant child, but don't expect it to give you any mutant grandkids)

Posted by: Scott at February 13, 2012 02:49 AM (kyny8)

577 The Force Is Not a Virus or Bacterium: Consciousness is really just the interaction between and the processing of our observations of the events we can perceive.

Since our brains do not have the capacity to both process these observation AND store them for later perusal, distortion and reevaluation our brains generate a quasi-quantum field that interacts with the dark matter of the universe....

...Prove me wrong.
--------

Ok,

Mean spiking time for neuron: O(10^-3s)
Fast open time for voltage-gates sodium channel, Nav1.5: O(10^-5s)

> Thus: Dynamical timeframe for neural processing of ~O(10^-3 to -5s)

Mean decoherene time-frame for entangled particle in analogous solution at body temperature: O(10^-20s)

>> Thus, it's infeasible for a quantum state which disappeared due to thermal noise 1,000,000,000,000,000 times in the timeframe it takes for a single sodium channel to flip gating conformations, much less a full neuron spiking (add another 3 zero's for that!), to have influence on that event. Nope. Not happening. Sorry Charles.


There is NOTHING quantum mechanical happening in your head that influence your neurology. We get near perfect mapping between our animal output and our models which use the basic Hodgkin-Huxley ODE's.

The sad truth is we're just animals. Albeit clean animals, unlike those hippy fucks at #OWS.

Posted by: Uriah Heep at February 13, 2012 03:01 AM (JdSQO)

578 #334...."Until America starts to build cities with dense urban cores then we have to rely on our own transportation to get around."-A USA Today commenter-

I can't tell you how many levels of shutter I have with this idea of "build cities with dense urban cores". I would hate to live in one of those sh*tholes. The very idea of the lost independence, the lost freedom, the lost individuality. It seems so George Orwell's 1984. Not that I'm a fan of the 'burbs. Give me the rural, small town countryside. F*ck,"get off my lawn!" - Get off my land!

Posted by: Case at February 13, 2012 05:55 AM (FD6YW)

579 ugh...shutter- meant shudder. Coffee not kicked in yet.

Posted by: Case at February 13, 2012 06:30 AM (FD6YW)

580 Who's gonna pay for it?

Posted by: Rollory at February 13, 2012 07:57 AM (T+g/u)

581 Global warming--now that's a crackpot theory!

Posted by: Libra at February 13, 2012 08:51 AM (kd8U8)

582 Crackpot theory:

We knew where Osama Bin Laden was for years, hiding in Pakistan, and we were able to compromise his communications in 2005. We played dumb and left him there for years, because it gave us something a lot more important than just another Guantanamo detainee that the left could transform into a "prisoner of conscience." It gave us access to every single message to the Al Qaeda leadership from every single rank and file Al Qaeda idiot volunteering for jihad. It was a home run in the intelligence gathering department, and was the number one reason we weren't attacked successfully since.

Then Obama came in, got hold of this top, top, top secret info, and decided it was much better to get a few cheap political points by taking Obama out with a dramatic and easy (since the Pakistanis knew this "safehouse" was already our bitch) SEAL operation.

Sure it cut off our vast and flowing intel, and was keeping us safe from countless terrorist attacks, but it gave the Narcissist in Chief a brief bump in the polls and allowed him to milk this one single "accomplishment" of his Administration for everything it was worth.

And Bush and Co. can't come out and denounce this devastating blow to our national security for the cheap stunt it was, since they have an ounce of respect for classified info, and the current Prez treats this country as just another ashtray.

Posted by: Korla Pundit at February 13, 2012 10:23 AM (FHlAi)

583 I meant "taking OSAMA out." Duh.

Hey, even Ted Kennedy slipped on that one.

Posted by: Korla Pundit at February 13, 2012 10:24 AM (FHlAi)

584 Crackpot theory #2:

It wasn't even a REAL Osama bin Laden in that safehouse. There was no real Osama since 2001 when he was killed in Afghanistan. But we kept his death as quiet as possible, and even put out some fake videos of him to set up this master scam of "The Safehouse in Pakistan" where all Al Qaeda messages were supposed to come through for approval and funding.

We didn't even really have a fake Osama there posing as the real deal. Nobody ever saw him; it was just another "man behind the curtain."

But Obama (with a B) had a great idea of putting on a show of OBL being killed and dumped into the ocean. It would kind of suck for him if people were able to do an autopsy or DNA test and realize that they had been giving their messages directly to American spies. But even worse, it would take away BHO's chance to play mastermind.

But one thing is for sure. Whether this was the real OBL, a fake OBL, or no OBL at all, we lost an invaluable intelligence opportunity on that day. We even lost the peripheral intelligence we could have gotten if we had only kept the operation SECRET for a few more hours.

Now that last part is not a crackpot theory. That part is a crackpot FACT.

Posted by: Korla Pundit at February 13, 2012 10:32 AM (FHlAi)

585 211

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Posted by: Larry Kroger at February 12, 2012 06:49 PM (yQwq5)

I rest my case...you CANT disprove my theory so you accuse me of drug abuse, Par for the course for the "blind leading blind" scientific atheists.

Posted by: Dien Cai Dau at February 13, 2012 11:19 AM (DmsGc)

586 So which is it? Crack or pot?

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