Overnight Open Thread (2-29-2012)

The Incredible Shrinking Papers

The death spiral of newspapers continues:

The decline in newspaper ad revenues to a 60-year low is amazing by itself, but the sharp decline in recent years is pretty stunning. Last year's ad revenues of about $21 billion were less than half of the $46 billion spent just four years ago in 2007, and less than one-third of the $64 billion spent in 2000.

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Given this many papers have grasped at online readership as way to save themselves but have managed to screw that up as well.

One of the few papers that's succeeding online is the UK's Daily Mail who seem to have found  a winning formula: Giving readers the kinds of stories they actually want to read - celebrity and crime news, stories about health and bikinis, and some sports and politics - along with lots of pictures and punchy titles. Basically everything that makes J-school graduates weep.

And not only are papers' revenues and readerships shrinking - but the papers themselves are getting physically smaller too. Here you can see a 2011 issue of the Los Angeles Times compared with the same paper in 1966.

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Guys Beware: Today Is Leap Day

So if a moronette tries to get you alone tonight to 'talk' - be afraid sure to mention that your new anti-virals sure help the oozing:

But a century ago, proposals by women were not only acceptable, they were a common occurrence-at least on February 29th.

The legend goes that St. Bridget of Ireland was frustrated that all the non-nun ladies in 5th century Ireland had to sit around waiting for proposals that might never come. She complained about it to St. Patrick who, probably impressed by Bridget's ability to turn her used bathwater into beer, finally proclaimed that women could have the chance to propose themselves once every four years on the leap day. This became known as "The Ladies' Privilege."

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Shame of Britain: Man Drowns in 3 Ft of Water, 25 Emergency Workers Stand and Watch

This was Walpole Park in Gosport, Hampshire, on an overcast lunchtime last March when no fewer than 25 members of the emergency services, including a press officer, descended on a 3½ft-deep model boating lake minutes after Simon Burgess, 41, fell into the water when he suffered a seizure. But as an inquest heard last week, he lay floating face-down for more than half an hour while firemen, police and paramedics watched and did nothing.

The reason? Even though they could all swim, the first fire crew to arrive hadn't been 'trained' to enter water higher than ankle-deep. Instead they waited for 'specialists' to arrive to retrieve his body. They had decided Mr Burgess must surely be dead because he had been in the water for ten minutes. When a policeman decided to go in anyway, he was ordered not to. A paramedic was also told not to enter the water because he didn't have the right 'protective' clothing and might be in breach of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992.

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Uh Oh: The Trouble With Pork

Okay correlation ain't causation but the bloom may be coming off the pork sandwich:

This is not a message that will go over well in the bacon-loving paleo world, but it is what it is. Pork consumption strongly correlates with cirrhosis of the liver (even more so than alcohol consumption), liver cancer, and MS. Even though most pork has a high omega-6 polyunsaturated fat profile, Jaminet doesn't believe that's the whole story.

Enter pathogens. Pigs have certain biological commonalities with humans, which make them a more dangerous vector for disease compared to other animals. For whatever reason, the types of viruses and bacteria that thrive in pigs also thrive in humans, and frequently jump from one to the other. And it's these pathogens, like Hepatitis E, that are contributing to liver disease and MS, argues Jaminet.

Jaminet's takeaway is to avoid pork products containing liver, intestine, and blood. Pork ribs or pork bellies may be a better choice. Just be sure to wash and cook them thoroughly

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What The Sharp Dressed Army Officer Was Wearing in 1941

Weapons and tactics weren't the only things that evolved over the war.

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The World's Most Dangerous Golf Course

Yep the Korean DMZ has its own golf course.

Panmunjom's one and only hole is a 192 yard par three with an AstroTurf putting green, a gun tower, and LIVE MINE FIELDS in the rough! The hole is surrounded by the mine fields on three sides and it's been reported that at least one mine has exploded due to a big slice off the tee.

The hole was build to provide a bit of recreation for the 50 soldiers stationed there. Camp Bonifas (formerly Camp Kitty Hawk) was named in honor of U.S. Army Captain Arthur Bonifas after he and 1st LT Mark Barrett were murdered in the axe murder incident of 1976. Camp Bonifas is the UN's Joint Security Area that keeps an eye on the Armistice Agreement of 1953 made between the North and South.

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"We Will Rock You" Bagpipe Style

Pretty damn awesome. But I wouldn't advise letting this guy know where your post-apocalyptic gas refinery is located.

Doomsday Preppers

Don't seem very prepared for non-scripted doomsdays:

Very few people had thought their preparations through as well as they thought they had. One family had literally tons of food put by, but all in one location. One prepper in Houston planned to escape to Mexico (?!?!?), but didn't have enough gas to get there. Some didn't take practical steps to ensure their safety. It isn't difficult for someone to latch on to an idea or plan, but getting them to adapt is an entirely different matter. It is the ability to read changing conditions and adapt to them that often separates the survivors of a disaster from those that become victims.

Unsurprisingly, quite a few of the preppers were very resistant to suggestions from the experts. If disaster strikes, and scenarios don't unfold precisely the way they have envisioned, then these people, despite all their preparations and supplies, are little more than delayed victims.

Well I suspect that for many people on the show disaster prepping is more a Walter Mitty-eque fantasy than serious planning. Having multiple options and adaptability is the real survival trait.


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Teh Tweet!

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Comments

1 first cause the cubbies will win it all
and cause us reagan democrats are teh sexy!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 29, 2012 10:42 PM (aeve0)

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

Posted by: steevy at February 29, 2012 10:42 PM (7W3wI)

3 heh
life is good
yo maet, how goes it

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 29, 2012 10:43 PM (aeve0)

4 Is it true the HTML version of the HQ is behind a pay wall and that's where all of the Valu-Rite vodka ads are?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 10:45 PM (6RnvM)

5 Faptastic ONT, Maet!! Except for that whole "pork is bad" nonsense. Sheesh, nobody's gonna believe that . . .

Posted by: Peaches at February 29, 2012 10:45 PM (rTaZN)

6 Sixth!

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 29, 2012 10:46 PM (bMLFV)

7 See, Truman? Embrace the suck...er...slack my man!

Posted by: jem at February 29, 2012 10:46 PM (0oYHO)

8 Port Promenade of the Hindenberg

No ticket.

Posted by: Indy at February 29, 2012 10:46 PM (GTbGH)

9 Very plush poshness, Maety. You've outdone yourself.

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at February 29, 2012 10:47 PM (dxTxt)

10 hehehe...thanks Maet! Luv Luv Luv the ONT!

Posted by: jem at February 29, 2012 10:47 PM (0oYHO)

11 Yikes, it looks like italics are back. Can the ampersand be far behind? A gal can dream . . .

Posted by: Peaches at February 29, 2012 10:48 PM (rTaZN)

12 Is it true the HTML version of the HQ is behind a pay wall and that's where all of the Valu-Rite vodka ads are?

Dude, that's for AoSHQ Gold members.

Posted by: Armando at February 29, 2012 10:48 PM (Pf662)

13 Rescue workers. What good are they?

Posted by: Ronster at February 29, 2012 10:48 PM (T1nDt)

14 ::waves hands around::
boppity bippity

Posted by: Truman North, speaking Italic at February 29, 2012 10:48 PM (I2LwF)

15 The Houston Astros‘ plan to commemorate their franchise’s 50th anniversary this year hit a roadblock when Major League Baseball officials decided players could not wear special “throwback” uniforms featuring the team’s original name — the Colt .45s — with their original logo, a pistol.

Players instead will be wearing versions of the original uniform but with the gun image removed.

Posted by: steevy at February 29, 2012 10:48 PM (7W3wI)

16 5 agreed
eatting pork is in the bible
matthew 13:27 And the lord sayeth 'yea, and all men shall eat the other white meat in all its forms and he shall eat good, and if his bacon fryeth well, blessed is he'
or something like that

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 29, 2012 10:48 PM (aeve0)

17 Is it true the HTML version of the HQ is behind a pay wall and that's where all of the Valu-Rite vodka ads are? Posted by: andycanuck

If you have to ask, you probably can't afford it.

Many hobo pelts are the first requirement, apparently.

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at February 29, 2012 10:49 PM (dxTxt)

18 Joe, the cubs aren't winning shit anytime soon, but they're at least building. Now is a great time to erect a shrine to Theo, and hope he can do something with our beloved red-headed stepchild of a baseball team.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 29, 2012 10:49 PM (lJJMb)

19 ::waves hands around::

boppity bippity

Posted by: Truman North, speaking Italic at February 29, 2012 10:48 PM (I2LwF)

Okay, Tru, it's your moment, post like the wind!

Posted by: Peaches at February 29, 2012 10:49 PM (rTaZN)

20 italics?

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 10:49 PM (zmm1+)

21 It ain't just the newspapers shrinking. It's cereal boxes, chip bags, and any other food item packaged.

Praise the era of Obama.

Posted by: GW McLintock at February 29, 2012 10:50 PM (AfSpm)

22 Evening 'rons.

Noticed at work there was a line for pistol permits that went out the door and around the corner. Did something happen today that I should maybe know about?

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at February 29, 2012 10:50 PM (TCyyS)

23 President Obama is sticking by his decision to apologize to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Korans by U.S. troops last week and maintained in an interview Wednesday that doing so “calmed things down.” The burning incident sparked a wave of violence across the country.

“We’re not out of the woods yet,” Obama said in an interview with ABC News‘ Bob Woodruff at the White House. “But my criteria in any decision I make, getting recommendations from folks who are actually on the ground, is what is going to best protect our folks and make sure that they can accomplish their mission.”

Posted by: steevy at February 29, 2012 10:50 PM (7W3wI)

24 Don't overlook the flamethrower and recon drone: http://www.deepearthbunker.com/survival-pods.html

Posted by: Indy at February 29, 2012 10:50 PM (GTbGH)

25 18 Joe, the cubs aren't winning shit anytime soon

i've been in denial since '65
let me keep it rolling

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 29, 2012 10:50 PM (aeve0)

Posted by: irongrampa at February 29, 2012 10:51 PM (SAMxH)

27 Wha! No easy-peasy push-button italics after all. Hmph!

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 10:51 PM (zmm1+)

28
italics?

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 10:49 PM (zmm1+)

It was fleeting, Polliwog. How've you been? Long time, girl . . .

Posted by: Peaches at February 29, 2012 10:51 PM (rTaZN)

29 What will I light my wood stove with, when there are no newspapers?

Posted by: Ronster at February 29, 2012 10:51 PM (T1nDt)

30 I almost cried when I realized that it was only Wednesday

I'm Thursday tired

g'evening, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 29, 2012 10:51 PM (JMmQ9)

31
Sorry about that, cat wanted to post and couldn't think of what to say.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 29, 2012 10:51 PM (SAMxH)

32 Praise the era of Obama.


Posted by: GW McLintock at February 29, 2012 10:50 PM (AfSpm)


If you owned a gun shop you would...that sonofabitch has sold more iron the past few years than anybody, and caused ammo producers to go to 24/7 production to meet demand. Ironic, in the correct sense.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 29, 2012 10:52 PM (lJJMb)

33 okay, here goes

Every Leap Day, I think back to my 5th grade math teacher. He used to say he was the same age as us because he was born on Leap Day.

I understand he's in prison for sexual assault on a minor under 13.

Posted by: Truman North at February 29, 2012 10:52 PM (I2LwF)

34 Lots of ONT stuff. Maet must be making up for some of the skimpy content of the past few weeks.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at February 29, 2012 10:52 PM (bMLFV)

35 were murdered in the axe murder incident of 1976.

Doesn't that kind of imply that there were other axe murder incidents? "No, no, the one in '76, not the '84 one, that was a SCOAMF."

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at February 29, 2012 10:52 PM (Gk3SS)

36 I can hear that fucker say "folks" that way he says it every time I read it.God,I hate him so much.

Posted by: steevy at February 29, 2012 10:53 PM (7W3wI)

37 What will I light my wood stove with, when there are no newspapers?
Obama Dollars Pesos Yuan.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 10:53 PM (6RnvM)

38 22
Evening 'rons.

Noticed at work there was a line for pistol
permits that went out the door and around the corner. Did something
happen today that I should maybe know about?


Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at February 29, 2012 10:50 PM (TCyyS)


Where are you, and what's going on locally?

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 29, 2012 10:54 PM (lJJMb)

39 In New York City, the McDonald's employees are just as incompetent as everywhere else, but they're loud about it. That way, you can know in advance just how they are screwing up your order.

New York, New York: A city so loud, they had to say it twice

Posted by: Truman North at February 29, 2012 10:54 PM (I2LwF)

40 I understand he's in prison for sexual assault on a minor under 13.
Posted by: Truman North at February 29, 2012 10:52 PM (I2LwF)


Himself?

Posted by: buzzion at February 29, 2012 10:54 PM (GULKT)

41 Hiya Peaches. It could certainly be worse, although a certain jug-earred SCOAMF seems to be trying to make sure it gets that way. Any better days on the slave decks of the law galley?

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 10:54 PM (zmm1+)

42 35 They went out to cut down trees in the DMZ and were shot I beileve.

Posted by: steevy at February 29, 2012 10:54 PM (7W3wI)

43 Posted by: steevy

And what of the most super transparent administration keeping the three page letter under wraps?

Posted by: GW McLintock at February 29, 2012 10:54 PM (AfSpm)

44
Winter storm watch here until Thursday evening. Just about 3" right now, with a foot to fifteen inches predicted. People are damned near orgasmic about it. I figure that will last until time to move the stuff.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 29, 2012 10:54 PM (SAMxH)

45 That's a photo of a cavalry / armored cavalry officer--anyone not in the cavalry / armored cavalry wearing those flared trousers would have been sniggered at, or worse. Maybe infantry officers could get away with it

ditto with the boots. The trousers were called 'pinks', because they looked....pinkish. Actual shade is taupe.

They stopped wearing the Sam Browne belts after 1941

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 10:55 PM (UqKQV)

46 Those wide-load pants have to be one of the greatest uniform disasters of all time.

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at February 29, 2012 10:55 PM (dxTxt)

47 Posted by: StPatrick_TN

Do you think he's even remotely aware of that fact?

Posted by: GW McLintock at February 29, 2012 10:55 PM (AfSpm)

48 43 Yeah,this incident and the reaction to it has had my hate meter pegged.

Posted by: steevy at February 29, 2012 10:55 PM (7W3wI)

49 Peaches are you watching Survivor this season?

Posted by: buzzion at February 29, 2012 10:56 PM (GULKT)

50 Seriously, I have a file about 100 links long for various open threads and ONTs. I wonder if Maetenloch reds the comments? If he does, he's probably real sore at me for pestering him. I'd pester him via email, but I'm lazy and stupid.

Posted by: Truman North at February 29, 2012 10:56 PM (I2LwF)

51 Where are you, and what's going on locally?

New York, not much that i know of, but then i follow the local news about as closely as I follow tennis.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at February 29, 2012 10:58 PM (TCyyS)

52 The Maet abides. And plots.

Posted by: Mætenloch at February 29, 2012 10:59 PM (CkoMi)

53 47
Posted by: StPatrick_TN

Do you think he's even remotely aware of that fact?


Posted by: GW McLintock at February 29, 2012 10:55 PM (AfSpm)


Dammit, I hope so, but it is a 51-49 kind of deal in this country, so I doubt he cares. After all, he can get a 2nd term, go full-on unfettered executive, and do all kinds of damage without the legislature or judiciary to any number of what we used to call "rights".

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 29, 2012 10:59 PM (lJJMb)

54 Those are jodhpurs, very stylish when playing polo. Which was quite popular back in the Old Army.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at February 29, 2012 10:59 PM (4qU0l)

55 49
Peaches are you watching Survivor this season?



Posted by: buzzion at February 29, 2012 10:56 PM (GULKT)
Mais oui! In fact, I'm about to bail and watch it. You?

Posted by: Peaches at February 29, 2012 10:59 PM (rTaZN)

56 So if we fought WWII under today's PC rules would we have to refrain from burning Mein Kampf? And would our soldiers be reprimanded if they ever questioned the divinity of the Japanese emperor?

Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 29, 2012 10:59 PM (ZPrif)

57 The flared trousers were for sitting on horses. The Army knows best.......

( sniggers; guffaws ).

That was the uniform for officers from 1937-1957. Enlisted men wore 'olive drab' uniforms. Replaced by 'Army Green-44', which made everyone look like a bellhop.

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 10:59 PM (UqKQV)

58 But my criteria in any decision I make, getting
recommendations from folks who are actually on the ground




Too bad it's the "folks" lobbing grenades at our troops and screaming "death to America" from whom he's getting his recommendations.

Posted by: Jew janitor's mop bucket at February 29, 2012 11:00 PM (MmrSI)

59 Worse than shot.Fucking NORK bastards.


After being ignored by Capt. Bonifas, Pak sent a runner across the Bridge of No Return. Within minutes a North Korean guard truck crossed the bridge and approximately 20 more North Korean guards disembarked carrying crowbars and clubs. Pak again demanded that the tree trimming stop, and when Capt. Bonifas again turned his back on him, Pak removed his watch, carefully wrapped it in a handkerchief, placed it in his pocket, and then shouted "Kill the bastards!" as he swung a karate chop to the back of Capt. Bonifas' neck.[7][8] Using axes dropped by the tree-trimmers, the KPA forces attacked the two U.S. soldiers, Capt. Bonifas and Lt. Barrett, and wounded all but one of the UNC guards.[4][9]

While Capt. Bonifas died instantly, Lt. Barrett jumped a low wall which led into a 15 ft. (4½ m) deep tree-filled depression, just across the road from the tree. The depression was not visible from the road because of the dense grass and small trees. The entire fight lasted for only about 20–30 seconds before the UNC Force managed to disperse the North Korean guards and place Capt. Bonifas' body in their truck.[8] However, there was no sign of Lt. Barrett and the two UNC guards at OP#5 could not see[clarification needed].

They did, however, observe the North Korean guards grab (by the heels) approximately five members of their own force and drag them back across the bridge. They also observed the North Korean guards at KPA#8 (along the UNC emergency egress road) exhibiting strange behavior, in that one guard would take an axe and go down into the depression for a couple of minutes and then come back up and hand the axe to another guard who would repeat the process. This went on for approximately 90 minutes until the UNC guards at OP#5 were informed that Lt. Barrett was missing, at which time they informed their superiors about the KPA activity in the depression. A search and rescue squad was quickly dispatched and found Lt. Barrett had been attacked with the axe by the North Koreans.[10]

Posted by: steevy at February 29, 2012 11:00 PM (7W3wI)

60 "Hindenburg"

Posted by: German Pedant at February 29, 2012 11:00 PM (jhEFV)

61 Pork link seems to only pertain to intestines, blood, etc.

Not pork belly aka bacon.

It's all clear folks!

Posted by: GergS(Dirty Scandi Dog Whistle) at February 29, 2012 11:01 PM (dptRY)

62 I wonder if praising SCoaMF for his severe fuckups at the White House facebook page gets you put on the list.

Posted by: Jimmah at February 29, 2012 11:01 PM (845uI)

63 Graf Spree

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 11:01 PM (UqKQV)

64 51
Where are you, and what's going on locally?

New York, not much that i know of, but then i follow the local news about as closely as I follow tennis.


Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at February 29, 2012 10:58 PM (TCyyS)


Considering that's a locality that only allows permits to carry to the politically connected, and permits to even possess are hard to own, I have to wonder if Bloomy is up to something. For the protection of his beloved little people, of course.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 29, 2012 11:01 PM (lJJMb)

65 52 The Maet abides. And plots

you're my cat?

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 29, 2012 11:02 PM (aeve0)

66 no "r", for you pedants. Attempt at German-themed humor fail,....

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 11:02 PM (UqKQV)

67 Steevy,
I haven't read much on the reaction. Whose?
I've been so disgusted and I can't even talk about it to my coaching bud who is a 'Bot. There's so much stuff do point out it's overload.

I think that's by design. They aren't confined to just one scandal, they've got a dozen going on a time so it seems normal.

Posted by: GW McLintock at February 29, 2012 11:02 PM (AfSpm)

68 That sharp dressed army officer looks like he's stealing a couple of hams.

Posted by: Jimmah at February 29, 2012 11:03 PM (845uI)

69 Used to run a small community newspaper myself. Now I just use newspapers for kindling.

On the plus side, newspapers are almost exclusively staffed by crazy liberals and/or union-scale reporters. No matter what their political affiliation, they are insulated fat-cat snobs living in a bygone era with no understanding of the real world or the actual labor market. See also: James Lileks.

So, good riddance to all of them.

Posted by: TH at February 29, 2012 11:03 PM (DV75s)

70
55 49 Peaches are you watching Survivor this season? Posted by: buzzion at February 29, 2012 10:56 PM (GULKT) Mais oui! In fact, I'm about to bail and watch it. You?
Posted by: Peaches at February 29, 2012 10:59 PM (rTaZN)


Yes, however phoenixgirl has asked for no spoilers of tonight since she won't get to watch it til later. I also won't spoil it for you. But don't you just think that they really need to use a fire extinguisher on Colton for about an hour to get him to tone down the gay so he is just "flaming?"

Posted by: buzzion at February 29, 2012 11:05 PM (GULKT)

71 So, lying liberal print media doesn't sell so no advertisers buy ads?

I hate that for them.

MSNBC next on the list.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at February 29, 2012 11:05 PM (hXJOG)

72 The newspapers are getting smaller because we're using less paper in order to save the trees.

Posted by: commonsense lib at February 29, 2012 11:06 PM (/izg2)

73 Jodhpurs history in my sock. (BTW, George C. Scott wears them in full dress in Patton.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:06 PM (6RnvM)

74 The newspapers are getting smaller because we're using less paper in order to save the trees.

I only read one sheet of a newspaper.

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at February 29, 2012 11:07 PM (jhEFV)

75 While Capt. Bonifas died instantly, Lt. Barrett
jumped a low wall which led into a 15 ft. (4½ m) deep tree-filled
depression, just across the road from the tree. The depression was not
visible from the road because of the dense grass and small trees.Posted by: steev


Swagger Stick
General William J. Livsey, who was the Commanding General of the Eighth United States Army in South Korea from 1984 to 1987 publicly carried a swagger stick that was carved from wood collected at the Korean Demilitarized Zone Axe Murder Incident poplar tree.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swagger_stick

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at February 29, 2012 11:08 PM (dxTxt)

76 Today would have been our anniversary; that is, if we hadn't split a couple of years ago.

I went to great lengths to make sure I couldn't forget the day.

Now you male morons might be thinking 'That's a great idea. Buy her a present once every 4 years.' Yeah. Right. I too had that thought.

But when I brought that up to her, let's just say it didn't go over very well. Kind of like Japan thinking that bombing Pearl Harbor was a good idea.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 29, 2012 11:08 PM (ccXZP)

77 Hey, dickheads, we promised you a new site.


OK it's not the first time, but there was a sale on Fosters and we are behind.


Just like the last time, remember?


http://tinyurl.com/2fubqn7

Posted by: Pixy at February 29, 2012 11:08 PM (hXJOG)

78 1. you guys are getting a lot of mileage out of those preppers. if you could start listing their addresses I would appreciate it so I know where to list my out of state caches.

2. If zero had half of a pair an not a muslim he would take his apology back. something like "hey, uh, uh, uh, upon further consideration and having observed the behavior of you primitives, most of which could not read a koran anyway, I am taking my apology back and fuck you you cocksuckers. and fuck me too. that is all"

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 29, 2012 11:08 PM (Z9EHQ)

79 They stopped wearing the flared trousers early in WWII--but generals could wear pretty much whatever they wanted.

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 11:08 PM (UqKQV)

80 We could save newspapers by having them printed on rolls of toilet paper!

/Brilliant!?

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston would be forever alone without AoS at February 29, 2012 11:08 PM (ijjAe)

81 Just to repeat: Paul Jaminet over at the Perfect Health Diet blog is saying to steer clear of the organ and nervous system meat of the swine. Bacon, ribs, shoulder, and all the chop cuts are fine.

You still don't want to go crazy on the pork because of the higher omega 6/omega 3 ratio, same as dark meat and skin from fowl, but a few times a week are fine.



Posted by: runninrebel at February 29, 2012 11:08 PM (N/1Dm)

82 Zeppeloon.

[We are making fun of Imperial German big-shots, aren't we?]

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:09 PM (6RnvM)

83 Patton designed a uniform for armored cavalry, but it was rejected. Too butch

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 11:10 PM (UqKQV)

84
The death spiral of newspapers continues:






Fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap


'sup jackwagons

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 29, 2012 11:10 PM (FIE/L)

85
Stupid Survivor is just another joke of a reality show. What they need to do is drop those clowns off on an island and leave them for 6 weeks. Then you'd find out just who WAS a "survivor".

Posted by: irongrampa at February 29, 2012 11:10 PM (SAMxH)

86 #78, the proper response would be, "we understand that you believe that we have angered your God, so are arranging for all of you to meet him in short order to correct this misconception." Followed by delivery of American made bottled sunshine.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston would be forever alone without AoS at February 29, 2012 11:10 PM (ijjAe)

87 http://tinyurl.com/2fubqn7Posted by: Pixy

Ok, you're not Pixy but you live and California and have visited a Vons/Pavilions this week.

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at February 29, 2012 11:10 PM (dxTxt)

88 Ritter von Epp

Ludendorff

Hohenzollern

Groucho Marx

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 11:11 PM (UqKQV)

89 speaking of half a pair, is anyone missing half of a glove? my methlab passed half of one this morning. only a men's leather glove, wool lined, black. not the catchers mit I hav been looking for. and no it did not fit.

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

90 The best thing and most true about newspapers is the puzzle page. I like the NYTimes crossword, Sudoku and Scrabble. That gets me through a few cups of coffee and then it goes in the trash.

If they just delivered those things they could make money off me.

Posted by: GW McLintock at February 29, 2012 11:11 PM (AfSpm)

91 #88, not even funny. Eric Lundendorff pretty much set up Germany to turn into the monster it was during WWII.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston would be forever alone without AoS at February 29, 2012 11:12 PM (ijjAe)

92 >>>>Just like the last time, remember?

Oooo! Shiny!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 29, 2012 11:12 PM (GE1+K)

93 All right the line starts here. It's Leap Day, and I'm willing to be ATC's "girlfriend." All others, form up over there.

I have the advantage: my own jodhpurs. Mine are Austrian, and they go with a certain cut of boots pretty damn well, I am told.

All hail ATC.

Posted by: comatus at February 29, 2012 11:12 PM (ZOlM3)

94 The Houston Astros‘ plan to commemorate their franchise’s 50th anniversary

Rumor has it that their name will be changed to the Houston Enrons or the Houston We-Have-a-Problems when they move to the AL next year.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 29, 2012 11:13 PM (g5zKE)

95 I love that newspaper revenue graph. makes me smile every time I see it, especially knowing how it is affecting the nytimes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 29, 2012 11:13 PM (Z9EHQ)

96 that's a stretch, Blue Falcon. A long stretch, with no support

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 11:13 PM (UqKQV)

97 I apologize for the Twin Towers being in the way of aspiring pilots.

Posted by: Barky McFucknut at February 29, 2012 11:14 PM (nzrDg)

98 Bismarck. (He discovered North Dakota, don't you know.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:14 PM (6RnvM)

99 @87

WTF? Man, I am in Australia asleep. This is my sock. Where is this California?

Posted by: Pixy at February 29, 2012 11:15 PM (hXJOG)

100 I am half watching Satan's School for Girls. The 2000 edition. Aaron Spelling was weird. And Shannon Doherty is cast against type as a good girl. I think, but she may turn eh-vil soon. I assume Kate Jackson (who was apparently in the original along with Cheryl Ladd) will turn out to be Satan's handmaiden.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:15 PM (RZ8pf)

101 Causation or correlation? Newspapers decline as oceanic fish stocks decline.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 29, 2012 11:16 PM (j+Izh)

102 Aha, here's the ONT! Hi everybody! I was more of a Mickey Dolenz fan, but I heard that Davey Jones has passed away at age 66.

I saw Rum showed up on last night's ONT after I'd gone to bed! Missed it by **that** much. I miss the folks from ONTs past who don't post there anymore.

Posted by: Theresa at February 29, 2012 11:16 PM (2dNWw)

103 98 Bismarck. (He discovered North Dakota, don't you know.)
Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:14 PM (6RnvM)

actually, that is where the ship escaped to while the brits were chasing after her. kinda a sore point with the limeys claiming they sunk it and the krauts saying they scuttled it in ND.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 29, 2012 11:16 PM (Z9EHQ)

104 You know all this shit you post I send to google, right?

Posted by: Pixy at February 29, 2012 11:16 PM (hXJOG)

105 #96, General Lundendorff Hindenburg were running a defacto military dictatorship in Germany during the later half of WWI. Their promotion of the "stab in the back theory" in order to cover their own failures during the war and the support they gave to militant political factions in post WWI Germany inevitably led to the NAZI party's rise.

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston would be forever alone without AoS at February 29, 2012 11:16 PM (ijjAe)

106 100 ready for this fne 80 degree weather?

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 29, 2012 11:17 PM (aeve0)

107 "I apologize for the Twin Towers being in the way of aspiring pilots."


I so very much wish that this was a joke.

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 11:17 PM (zmm1+)

108 Prinz Eugen. (If we're recalling German capital ships.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:17 PM (6RnvM)

109
Yikes, it looks like italics are back.


Uh oh, there goes the neighborhood.

Posted by: robtr at February 29, 2012 11:17 PM (MtwBb)

110 Shannon Doherty is cast against type as a good girl. I think, but she may turn eh-vil soon. I assume Kate Jackson (who was apparently in the original along with Cheryl Ladd) will turn out to be Satan's handmaiden.
Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:15 PM (RZ8pf)

shannon is an example of someone who squandered every opportunity and made every wrong decision possible. she was really cute for a while but now, not so much.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 29, 2012 11:18 PM (Z9EHQ)

111 A bit of airship information that ties in nicely with a conservative site, in honor of the promenade deck photograph.
After WWI Great Britain embarked on a project to have two competing airships, one privately designed and built, and the other a government designed and sponsored effort.
The R-100 built by Vickers madea transatlantic crossing to Canada, while the government built R-101 crashed and burned on its maiden voyage in France. It had numerous loading and design problems.
The R-100 design team included Sir Barnes Wallis who designed the Wellington bomber and Neville Shute, the author of the apocalyptic novel, "On the Beach".
Yeah, I know......too much information.

Posted by: Jinxthecat at February 29, 2012 11:18 PM (l3vZN)

112 85

Stupid Survivor is just another joke of a reality show. What they
need to do is drop those clowns off on an island and leave them for 6
weeks. Then you'd find out just who WAS a "survivor".


Posted by: irongrampa at February 29, 2012 11:10 PM (SAMxH)



Here's what I'd like to see for "Survivor", in order to make me (and the rest of the damned world) watch: 12 people are dropped onto an island with only what they can carry, and left to fend for themselves. On the beach is a tent with A/C, internet, and wonderful foods and medecine. Three shifts of well-fed and cared for cameramen capture every moment, but get to retreat to the well-stocked camp after their shift is done. The contestants' options are two - either continue to live off the land, as a group or individually, or enter the tent and lose. True survival would ensue, with the potential of a live-action "Lord of the Flies" remake. I'd never miss an episode.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 29, 2012 11:18 PM (lJJMb)

113 Posted by: robtr at February 29, 2012 11:17 PM (MtwBb)
Not to worry, it was a cruel hoax and there are no italics to be found.

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 11:18 PM (zmm1+)

114 theydie as the democrats take them over.

Posted by: whatever at February 29, 2012 11:19 PM (i/wm2)

115 Maybe the Italic problem is on IE only. I haven't seen anything weird using Firefox and I've been refreshing the page pretty often.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:19 PM (6RnvM)

116 WTF? Man, I am in Australia asleep. This is my sock. Where is this California?Posted by: Pixy

I dunno Billy Bob, it's not my blog, but socking known commenters. That's a bannin'

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at February 29, 2012 11:19 PM (dxTxt)

117 What, am I just a number? I'm not just a number, man, I'm a whole pseudonym!

And I can't wait for Hawaii. I am so looking forward to swimming and snorkeling and just relaxing.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:20 PM (RZ8pf)

118 yes, Blue Falcon, but pinning the rise of Adolf and the Boys in the Bund on Ludendorff Hindenburg is pissing out a window in the wind.

many factors to create a Nazi takeover in Germany, it takes...

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 11:20 PM (UqKQV)

119 Maybe the Italic problem is on IE only. I haven't seen anything weird using Firefox and I've been refreshing the page pretty often.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:19 PM (6RnvM) I think they mostly settled in New York and Chicago.

Posted by: robtr at February 29, 2012 11:21 PM (MtwBb)

120 Thanks, Jinx, I don't mind odd trivia. Monty Python mentioned the R-101 disaster at least once in a sketch.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:21 PM (6RnvM)

121 Prinz Eugen. (If we're recalling German capital ships.)

Gneisenau



I read a book on Waterloo recently, in which there was the claim that
Gneisenau acting like a total dick and slowing the Prussian Army's
link-up with Wellington actually turned out to be a blessing in
disguise. If the Prussians had arrived earlier, Napoleon would have
realized he was outmatched, and made an orderly withdrawal, to fight
again under more auspicious (for him) circumstances.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 29, 2012 11:21 PM (jhEFV)

122 112 85

Stupid Survivor is just another joke of a reality show. What they
need to do is drop those clowns off on an island and leave them for 6
weeks. Then you'd find out just who WAS a "survivor".


Posted by: irongrampa at February 29, 2012 11:10 PM (SAMxH)

survivor has nothing on my boy scout camping experience, then again neither did lord of the flies.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 29, 2012 11:21 PM (Z9EHQ)

123 116 WTF? Man, I am in Australia asleep. This is my sock. Where is this California?Posted by: Pixy

I dunno Billy Bob, it's not my blog, but socking known commenters. That's a bannin'
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 29, 2012 11:19 PM (dxTxt)


Not cool and it draws the attention of Mr. Banhammer.

Posted by: Mætenloch at February 29, 2012 11:22 PM (CkoMi)

124 Scharnhorst!

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at February 29, 2012 11:22 PM (4qU0l)

125 My Hulu tab is mocking me. I want to listen to Castle while hanging out with you guys but my speakers fried yesterday and I haven't been to Walmart to get new ones.

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 11:22 PM (zmm1+)

126
Time for the old folk. I'm tired and there will be snow to move tomorrow.


Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 29, 2012 11:23 PM (SAMxH)

127 I dropped the local rag a couple of years ago, after many years of subscription. Now in the past a few times I forgot to renew and they were quick to cut my paper off until I paid up.

So when I decided to drop it for good I just let my scrip run out, figuring it would be cut off quick like before. But apparently they changed policies (probably because of all the drops they were suffering). The paper kept coming. For months.

Then they wanted me to pay for those papers I never contracted for. I laughed at the collections department and said 'nice try'. They finally went away, sulking the whole time.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 29, 2012 11:23 PM (ccXZP)

128 according to that 1970 movie, Napolean lost Waterloo because his hemorrhoids were really, really acting up.

and the ground was soft in front of the English 'squares' and Nap didn't make his usual check

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 11:24 PM (UqKQV)

129 Anyone playin' grab-ass on another moron's sock spends a night in the box.

Posted by: carl the thread walker at February 29, 2012 11:24 PM (6RnvM)

130 I am trying out Lumosity. But my free trial is up, now trying to decide if I should pony up money or not. Do I really want to pay to participate in multiple crazy neurological scientists' experiments?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:24 PM (RZ8pf)

131 Von Ribbentropped for her pleasure.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:24 PM (6RnvM)

132 The ONT opened up while I was writing this, so reposting it here:

Lol.. well, just in case I prepared a speech for the UN, something I would do on day one of the SOS Presidency:

"Mr.
President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and
gentlemen: It is a great honor for me to be here today. My message for
you today is a simple one, one that is long overdue, one that will make
our world a much better place for future generations.

My message,
honored delegates, is this. Get the fuck out. Allow me to reiterate,
for those of you sitting in the back, so that there are no
misunderstandings. Yes, I said get the fuck out. Pack your shit, and go
home. As your landlord, we are informing you your lease is now at an
end, you are no longer welcome, and we expect you to vacate immediately.

No
longer will the United States continue to host, support, or fund this
completely corrupt and totally useless organization. If you wish to
continue to have a UN, feel free to host it in one of your own
countries, however be advised we will not participate. I think anyone
who has been here longer than a week is already well aware that it is a
complete and total waste of time, energy, effort and money.

While
I could spend hours, days, perhaps even weeks with a huge laundry list
of reasons why the UN no longer deserves our support or participation, I
think nothing sums it up more clearly than to point to April of 2011,
when Syria became a member of the UN Council on Human Rights.

To
claim that this body has any "moral" authority at this stage simply
strains credulity. As such you may no longer count on one thin dime of
support from the United States, I'll give you a few days to pack, shred
any documents you think will save you from later prosecution, and then
we'll be shutting out the lights and locking the doors. Please try to
avoid allowing the door to hit you in the ass on the way out.

For
those of you who have spent years thumbing your noise at, trying to
embarrass or generally being a royal pain in the ass to the United
States, feel free to drop by your governments accounting office when you
do return home and tell them how much they will receiving in US Foreign
Aid next year. It's an easy number to remember. It's zero. If private
US companies or some of our generous civilians want to try and aid the
poor of your country I wish them well, however it will no longer be the
business of the United States government to fund unfriendly governments
of any sort.

Please feel free to gather in Geneva, or Paris, or
anywhere else you wish. Feel free to decry our actions, call us names,
whatever you wish. Honestly we could give a shit less. In it's entire
recorded history the UN has never performed a single useful action and
almost always causes more problems than it solves. It is the policy of
this government that we will no longer subsidize such abject failure and
stupidity. Now, if you "honored persons" will excuse me, I have to
return to the Oval Office, so that I can kill this monstrosity called
Obama Care and fire a bunch of czars, hopefully in time to save my
beloved country from complete bankruptcy."

Lol.. ya, not getting elected.. but, fun to think about nonetheless.. lol - but of course then I realized, hell, I already have two write in votes. All I need is one more and I'll have the same poll numbers as Newt.. lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 29, 2012 11:25 PM (R5yLq)

133 What is Lumosity PGiS? And, why would you _pay_ to be part of an experiment?

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 11:25 PM (zmm1+)

134 Then they wanted me to pay for those papers I never contracted for. I laughed at the collections department and said 'nice try'. They finally went away, sulking the whole time.
Posted by: GnuBreed at February 29, 2012 11:23 PM (ccXZP)

I love how those things work. before the oconomy got into full swing att used to flip the switch on my service and charge me $38 if I was late on my bill. now I just get a gentle reminder call.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 29, 2012 11:26 PM (Z9EHQ)

135 @85 Right with you there, Gramp. I'm a Boy Scout, and have told people since that show started that in BSA, we try to keep you on the island. Just spent the weekend outside, in an event where 11 - 14 year olds build their own shelter and cook their own food, in the middle of winter. Special award patch if it gets to zero. They all usually make it. No "voting off."

This seems to be more up Heinlein's and Paul Siple's alley. I mean, if you keep people around, hoping they'll come up with some way to contribute, at least if they fail you can divide up their gear.

Posted by: comatus at February 29, 2012 11:26 PM (ZOlM3)

136 Here's what I'd like to see for "Survivor", in order to make me (and the rest of the damned world) watch: 12 people are dropped onto an island with only what they can carry, and left to fend for themselves. On the beach is a tent with A/C, internet, and wonderful foods and medecine. Three shifts of well-fed and cared for cameramen capture every moment, but get to retreat to the well-stocked camp after their shift is done. The contestants' options are two - either continue to live off the land, as a group or individually, or enter the tent and lose. True survival would ensue, with the potential of a live-action "Lord of the Flies" remake. I'd never miss an episode.
Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 29, 2012 11:18 PM (lJJMb)


First, I'd kill and eat the cameramen.

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 29, 2012 11:26 PM (j+Izh)

137 but wait, irongrampa: we didn't get the Project Ford (the finer forty-niner) update

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 29, 2012 11:27 PM (JMmQ9)

138 Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 29, 2012 11:25 PM (R5yLq)
Even if you can't get elected, have you considered being a speech writer? Your productions today have been masterful.

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 11:27 PM (zmm1+)

139 "Pigs have certain biological commonalities with humans, which make them a
more dangerous vector for disease compared to other animals. For
whatever reason, the types of viruses and bacteria that thrive in pigs
also thrive in humans, and frequently jump from one to the other."

So those who have observed Kosher and Halal might have been on to something, back in the day.

There WAS a reason for no pork and not mixing meat and dairy, yes? Not just religion, but that gave it extra oomph.

BTW, I looooove bacon. Cooked to a near char.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 29, 2012 11:28 PM (+WgEk)

140 "Even if you can't get elected, have you considered being a speech writer? Your productions today have been masterful."

Lol.. appreciate that, but doubt I could get hired as a speech writer. Sadly I have this real problem about telling people the truth, regardless of what they want to hear. Not a real asset to a speech writer, particularly one who wants to make money in writing political speeches.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 29, 2012 11:29 PM (R5yLq)

141 Pigs have certain biological commonalities with humans, which make them a
more dangerous vector for disease compared to other animals. For
whatever reason, the types of viruses and bacteria that thrive in pigs
also thrive in humans, and frequently jump from one to the other."

So those who have observed Kosher and Halal might have been on to something, back in the day.

There WAS a reason for no pork and not mixing meat and dairy, yes? Not just religion, but that gave it extra oomph.

BTW, I looooove bacon. Cooked to a near char.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 29, 2012 11:28 PM (+WgEk)

effin circe.

stay away from the pigs,eat the pandas.

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

142 Was the Waterloo book by Peter Hofschröer, Waterhouse? He's caused quite a stir in Napoleonic history and wargaming circles over really, really pushing the Prussians won Waterloo idea. (Although I've not read his stuff or read real reviews of it.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:29 PM (6RnvM)

143 four legs good, two legs bad

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, sedated yet paranoid at February 29, 2012 11:29 PM (UqKQV)

144 Polliwog, it is a website for brain training (the hook to get you to use it) they have been advertising on television and their ads have popped up on various websites lately.

It's actually not bad from a brain training point of view, you know stuff like recall. And, its been used in schools and also for the elderly and others who have brain issues.

But, it is also used as a way for neural scientists to do experiments on brain function etc. you can type lumosity and go to their website and they have a whole paper on it.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:30 PM (RZ8pf)

145 The contestants' options are two - either continue to live off the
land, as a group or individually, or enter the tent and lose. True
survival would ensue, with the potential of a live-action "Lord of the
Flies" remake. I'd never miss an episode.Posted by: StPatrick_TN


Liability. Extradition. Morality

- Good luck finding insurance for the crew.

- You'd have to incorporate outside the US in a country that doesn't extricate.

- Please tell me your a Santorum fan.

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at February 29, 2012 11:31 PM (dxTxt)

146 For those of you who have a smartphone, I highly recommend the "Voxer" app. It basically turns your phone into a walkie-talkie, allowing you to trade brief exchanges that would normally be texted, into voice messages, without affecting your text / other messaging total, as it is counted against your data allowance. If you and your frequent contacts have it, the need to text is gone. No more text-speak - it's your actual voice. No more explaining what you meant, because the brief message you tapped out was unclear. No more trying to text while driving, if you do that dumb shit. I just found out about Voxer last weekend, and I give a solemn moron promise that it is a must-have (no financial or other interest in this, other than hating texting with a burning passion).

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 29, 2012 11:31 PM (lJJMb)

147 132
Mr. Bolton why didn't you run for President?

Posted by: Big T Party at February 29, 2012 11:32 PM (hC5jI)

148 Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:30 PM (RZ8pf)

Interesting. Pretty good set-up on the part of the neural scientists. Get people to pay for what they would usually want to be paid for. Hmm, I wonder if that's part of the experiment.

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 11:32 PM (zmm1+)

149 @ 137

Okay, Alton. The flattie and trans is over at the shop, all resealed and painted up. Ready to go back in. New clutch and resurfaced flywheel, too. After the snow event is done, then installation takes place. Following, the body is nearly ready for final blocking prior to paint. Same green color as original, and the interior set should be here after paintwork.

And now I AM going to bed.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 29, 2012 11:33 PM (SAMxH)

150 Polliwog, I think part of it from the scientists' perspective is that they have a pool of about 1 million test subjects now plus they can more easily follow things over time etc.

I suspect that the money is really going to the tech guys, since it is a company, but still it does stick in my craw a bit to pay for being experimented on.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:33 PM (RZ8pf)

151 Scharnhorst? Wow.. that's a bit on the obscure side. Sister ship to the Gneisenau. I've heard some pretty interesting rumors that many considered her to be a "cursed" ship.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 29, 2012 11:34 PM (R5yLq)

152 At a function a few years ago I talked to one of the people the LA Times brought in to migrate content to the web and sort out the hard copy. I asked him if they intended to go hyper local on the hard copy (their best option I thought), we talked about it and he said no.

Then I asked if they were going to include any format for open source journalism on the website. I barely got it out of my mouth before he shook his head no and shuttered.

So I asked what they were going to do to compete. He mentioned the blogs and a couple of other stylistic features, but basically, they just brought him in to move the same crap in the paper to the web and stop the bleeding on the hard copy.

I told him the paper was doomed and he pretty much agreed as much as he could publicly. Not look at it, it looks like my junk mail.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 29, 2012 11:34 PM (N/1Dm)

153 hi all
bad news on teh baconz

Posted by: chemjeff at February 29, 2012 11:36 PM (7FadD)

154 hey, anyone heard from Miss Tammy?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 29, 2012 11:37 PM (Z9EHQ)

155 Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:33 PM (RZ8pf)
A million test subjects certainly does away with sample size issues. It sounds really interesting. I got a Wii game called Big Brain Academy for my kids and I'm kind of curious if they do the same general things.

P.S. How's the boy doing? Saw you post earlier that super Beagle is working on psychological warfare.

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 11:37 PM (zmm1+)

156 Thanks, irongrampa.

F'n snow. Always getting in the way of real progress

Any pics of Project Ford you'd like to share?

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 29, 2012 11:37 PM (JMmQ9)

157 "At a function a few years ago I talked to one of the people the LA Times"

Printed Newspapers are going to fast become an endangered species. Sadly though that probably means the libertards will be stepping in soon to grant them government protection as a result.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 29, 2012 11:38 PM (R5yLq)

158 I use Voxer, that shit is awesome.

Something else that's awesome? I just learned recently that Christina Hendricks was actually born and raised in Tennessee. That state just continues to make a totally EXCELLENT case for why I should live there.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs are Really SMOD in Disguise at February 29, 2012 11:38 PM (TCyyS)

159 Posted by: yankeefifth at February 29, 2012 11:37 PM (Z9EHQ)
She said she was having to head out-of-state again since her mom's having surgery soon. Don't know if she'll be on tonight or if she's already on her way.

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 11:40 PM (zmm1+)

160 They do, sorta, give an out on the bacon (pork bellies).

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 29, 2012 11:40 PM (j+Izh)

161 Was the Waterloo book by Peter Hofschröer, Waterhouse?

No, I've heard of that guy and he sounds a little out there, though I haven't read his books either.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 29, 2012 11:40 PM (jhEFV)

162 Polliwog, the games are similar to Brain Age, which I assume is similar to Big Brain Academy. They are pretty fun. We'll see if they help me be able to focus more etc.

The boy is fine. He's with his dad this week. Science fair is tomorrow night. This year in a refreshing change of pace he did it all with his dad and they haven't called me at the last minute to help with the poster. It is on how arcade game joysticks work. I can't wait to see it.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:40 PM (RZ8pf)

163 Remember how polio started to pop up again here and there, because one whole generation had grown up without seeing its effects, and just forgot to vaccinate? Pork is like that. My father's generation was inculcated with a fear of trichinosis, because most hogs were fed garbage. He still revels in a little-johnny joke he pulled in grade school, when told to use "mahogany" in a sentence. It starts out "some people feed garbage to pigs," and you can guess the rest.

Everybody but everybody was carefully warned off cooking pork products rare, and every butcher knew to steam hell out of leftover parts that went into sausage. And now we have forgotten. High-priced gummint education system, thousands of how-to sites online, public health messages everywhere, and it doesn't even cross our mind. Cooking columns celebrate the newfound discovery of rare pork.

If you have not heard, all bears carry trichinosis. Don't eat raw bear.
Maybe this is why nobody buys newspapers.

Posted by: comatus at February 29, 2012 11:41 PM (ZOlM3)

164 159 Posted by: yankeefifth at February 29, 2012 11:37 PM (Z9EHQ)
She said she was having to head out-of-state again since her mom's having surgery soon. Don't know if she'll be on tonight or if she's already on her way.
Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 11:40 PM (zmm1+)

thank you. she has had a lot going on lately.

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 29, 2012 11:41 PM (Z9EHQ)

165 OK, I can't guess the rest of the joke.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:42 PM (RZ8pf)

166 Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:40 PM (RZ8pf)


How _does_ a joystick work? That sounds pretty impressive for his age.

Posted by: Polliwog at February 29, 2012 11:43 PM (zmm1+)

167 "If you have not heard, all bears carry trichinosis. Don't eat raw bear."

Even Smokey the Bear? And would rare with BBQ sauce and a side of cole slaw be ok, or do I need to get to the nearest hospital?

Hey.. in my defense, he wasn't wearing a vest, and from that distance he did look vaguely deer like, and well, heck, after he dropped I figured, well, no since letting all that meat go to waste.

Serves me right for paying all that money for the Dick Cheney Hunter Safety Correspondence course I guess. Sigh..


Lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 29, 2012 11:44 PM (R5yLq)

168 Then I asked if they were going to include any
format for open source journalism on the website. I barely got it out of
my mouth before he shook his head no and shuttered. Posted by: runninrebel


From my limited contact with the industry, they all know what is going on. It's just that there are few print owners that want to gamble on a whole new format. Look at Murdoch and his daily whatever. ?

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at February 29, 2012 11:45 PM (dxTxt)

169 >>>>Pork is like that. My father's generation was inculcated with a fear of trichinosis, because most hogs were fed garbage.


Whoa whoa, now. Quite hating of the swine. Trichinosis has been eliminated from domesticated pork in the US. The study above points to compounds in the organs, particularly the liver, and the blood, nervous system, etc., that can damage our livers and create some other problems.

You can still eat all the the parts. Let's not get crazy here.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 29, 2012 11:46 PM (N/1Dm)

170 - Good luck finding insurance for the crew.


It's a dream, dude. A thought experiment on what would be more entertaining than the current "Survivor", and which would more accurately reflect the hardships and decisions required to survive on one's own in a harsh or foreign environment. Think of it as "Survivorman" or that Bear Grylls show, only real. It would be interesting, if it weren't totally impossible. You're pissing out the window at something you chose not to understand.

- You'd have to incorporate outside the US in a country that doesn't extricate.



Again, consider it a thought experiment. It's not a possibility in any real sense, just my idea of what could be compelling TV. It's no more dystopian than "The Running Man", at least. Fantasy, how the fuck does it work?


- Please tell me your a Santorum fan.



Please explain WTF that means. I don't like Ricky at all, but I cannot see, for the life of me, how that would have any bearing whatsoever, unless you're trying to impose some kind of assumed intellectual superiority over me, by connecting my admittedly unworkable fantasy of what "Survivor" could be by painting me as some kind of idiot, which I assume is what "Santorum supporter" meant in proxy.



Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 29, 2012 11:31 PM (dxTxt)

Consider my subscription to your newsletter cancelled.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 29, 2012 11:47 PM (lJJMb)

171 "Consider my subscription to your newsletter cancelled."

Ouch.. uber harsh.. say, what if we gave you two free issues and promised the kid we have delivering it would stop throwing it at your dog on purpose? Would you consider renewing your subscription then?

Lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 29, 2012 11:49 PM (R5yLq)

172 151, aye, went to the 'Locker, both times courtesy of the Brits, with Invinceable and Inflexible taking one down in the Falklands, and the Duke Of York smoking the WWII version.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at February 29, 2012 11:50 PM (4qU0l)

173 Not all papers are dying. Via Tim Blair...

Get the product right and it’s still possible to sell a newspaper or two:

Rupert Murdoch has confirmed on Twitter that the first Sunday edition of the Sun sold 3.26m copies – the biggest sale of a UK newspaper for four years.

“Amazing! The Sun confirmed sale of 3.260,000 copies yesterday,” he tweeted at his official @rupertmurdoch account. “Thanks all readers and advertisers. Sorry if sold out – more next time”.

The 3.26m has not been bettered on a Sunday since the Sun’s now closed sister title News of the World sold 3.37m copies in February 2007. The last time the News of the World equalled 3.26m was in January 2008, according to official figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.


Sales of rival Sunday tabloids were down by 15-30 per cent, according to early figures.

UPDATE. The biggest-selling paper in four years, but the ABC’s Lisa Millar found two people who didn’t buy it. [Andy: the Aussie BBC that is not the US MFM network.]

Posted by: andycanuck at February 29, 2012 11:50 PM (6RnvM)

174 "Whoa whoa, now. Quite hating of the swine."

Proof positive the Koran has got to have it wrong. Forget everything else, no way one can make a rational case that bacon is evil. It simply cannot be done.


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 29, 2012 11:50 PM (R5yLq)

175 I have no idea how a joystick works but apparently it contains the words "variable resistor"

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:53 PM (RZ8pf)

176 I'm turning in too. Night friends, Romans, and countrymen.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 29, 2012 11:53 PM (RZ8pf)

177 If hogs could be genetically engineered so they "chew the cud" would they then be halal/kosher?

Posted by: bergerbilder at February 29, 2012 11:55 PM (j+Izh)

178 Teh Germans: Fucking boats(airships), How do they work?

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at February 29, 2012 11:55 PM (4qU0l)

179 "
I have no idea how a joystick works but apparently it contains the words "variable resistor""

Well, I can give you a super long winded technical explanation, or the basic version. I suggest the basic version:

You push the stick thingy right, and the game deally goes right, you push it left it goes left, and so on.

Troubleshooting steps: If it don't work, try reinstalling the driver. Then try unplugging it and plugging it back in preferably in a different port, if it still don't work, get a new one.

I can actually give you the long winded electro-mechnical explanation of how most of them work too, but trust me, the above will pretty much cover it in 99.99% of all known situations.



Posted by: StuckOnStupid at February 29, 2012 11:56 PM (R5yLq)

180 Posted by: StPatrick_TN at February 29, 2012 11:47 PM (lJJMb)

History channel did a show you might like. It was called Expedition Africa. I think they did another in Alaska? But it was a number of people with outdoor experience who didn't know each other, sent to Africa and given orders to complete an expedition. It was pretty good.


You might also like iCaveman. Not sure which network did it but it was a number of people left out with nothing but stone age technology for a week or so. They started dropping pretty quick.

Posted by: runninrebel at February 29, 2012 11:57 PM (N/1Dm)

181 Please explain WTF that means. Posted by: StPatrick

The room is so sedate without a knockdown drag out primary discussion today.

I don't like
Ricky at all, but I cannot see, for the life of me, how that would have
any bearing whatsoever, unless you're trying to impose some kind of
assumed intellectual superiority over me, by connecting my admittedly
unworkable fantasy of what "Survivor" could be by painting me as some
kind of idiot, which I assume is what "Santorum supporter" meant in
proxy


Damn, how peeved would you be if I said, "Jurst calm down, dood?"

Barring that, it could have been a jest. Small, diminishing chance of that.

Consider my subscription to your newsletter cancelled.

Oh, I'm much, much too discriminating for cancellations at this point, Mr. Bong.





Posted by: weft & cut-loop at March 01, 2012 12:00 AM (dxTxt)

182 "Teh Germans: Fucking boats(airships), How do they work?"

Well, overall, probably not all that great - but considering that most of them used Hydrogen because Helium at the time was a lot more expensive and harder to come by, well, the end result was a big ass fire that had a tendency to kill people.

While most people looking back on the disasters today slap there foreheads and scream "duh", in the effort to prove that no really stupid idea ever dies, it just gets put into a new form by some libertard, Chevy announces their ode to the Hindeburg, they call it the "Volt".

Same basic idea, slightly smaller scale, funded by your tax dollars.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 01, 2012 12:00 AM (R5yLq)

183 You might also like iCaveman. Not sure which network
did it but it was a number of people left out with nothing but stone
age technology for a week or so. They started dropping pretty quick.


Posted by: runninrebel at February 29, 2012 11:57 PM (N/1Dm)


I'll have to look for that on demand. I don't always watch TV, but when I do, I watch something on TV.

Posted by: StPatrick_TN is not the most interesting man in the world at March 01, 2012 12:01 AM (lJJMb)

184 The German cockroach is the number one roach in the world, and can be found throughout many human settlements.

OK, so they found something that works.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:01 AM (4qU0l)

185 "
I have no idea how a joystick works but apparently it contains the words "variable resistor""

Well, I can give you a super long winded technical explanation, or the basic version. I suggest the basic versionosted by: StuckOnStupid


He wrote, missing PGIS' completely over the top innuendo.

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at March 01, 2012 12:02 AM (dxTxt)

186 We shall commemorate the death of Davy Jones every four years.

RIP Monkee

Posted by: S Daniel at March 01, 2012 12:03 AM (nzrDg)

187 "I think nothing sums it up more clearly than to point to April of 2011,
when Syria became a member of the UN Council on Human Rights."

Absolutely. And notice how all the humanitarian liberals, the people who care so much about the down -trodden, are ignoring this ridiculous action. Where are the actors, lefty journalists, liberal politicians, columnists, Oprah, etc? Okay, it isn't like Syria is gunning people down in the streets. Oh, wait, yes they are.

Liberals are too busy about the extreme unfairness of having to pay $9 a month for birth control pills to worry about people being murdered in the street by their muzzie leaders.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 01, 2012 12:03 AM (QVMZY)

188 Posted by: bergerbilder at February 29, 2012 11:55 PM (j+Izh)

Check their feet. No cloven hoof, so not kosher.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at March 01, 2012 12:04 AM (nEUpB)

189 "OK, so they found something that works."

Hey now, these are my people were talking about here. We Germans have a long, proud history of getting drunk and invading places.

We gave the world lederhosen. Curiously enough they gave that one back. But hey, bratwurst? That's a good one. Beer? Real beer now, not that sissy watered down crap that you can't even stand a fork up in. If you can't chew it, how can you call it beer? Got to give us one for that.

Hmm.. Let's see.. what else.. hmm.. nope, pretty much beer and brats. But hey, your welcome.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 01, 2012 12:05 AM (R5yLq)

190 Uh oh.

Posted by: Peter Tork at March 01, 2012 12:05 AM (FYCiJ)

191 I call bullshit on the meat thing. The guy has filter feeders at the top.

Posted by: huerfano at March 01, 2012 12:06 AM (fIuC0)

192 just when you thought Big Bang Theory couldn't be topped for nerd blackface, here comes this:
http://tinyurl.com/7vklx7c

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 12:07 AM (M8yfa)

193 Every time I see Richard Hammond on top Gear, I think of Jones.

Posted by: bergerbilder at March 01, 2012 12:08 AM (j+Izh)

194 Where are the actors, lefty journalists, liberal politicians, columnists, Oprah, etc?
World Hunger luncheons?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 01, 2012 12:08 AM (6RnvM)

195 goddamn work youtube bant

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 12:09 AM (q/891)

196 189, Last name's Ruch, not trying to bang too hard on the steel of Der Vaterland. They pick some idiots to run the place.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:09 AM (4qU0l)

197 "Absolutely. And notice how all the humanitarian liberals, the people who
care so much about the down -trodden, are ignoring this ridiculous
action."

Yup.. they also ignore the fact that hundreds of UN peacekeepers have been accused of rape and all manner of corruption in the areas of the world where they are supposedly "keeping the peace", mostly apparently this involves shaking down the local populace for what little they might have left of value and forcing women into sexual slavery.

"Okay, it isn't like Syria is gunning people down in the streets. Oh, wait, yes they are."

Sad thing is? They are not even bothering to go house to house, you know, and only killing the adults, or just males, etc. Nope, nothing anywhere near that discriminate. They just start lobbing artillery shells into neighborhoods and slaughtering men, women, children alike.

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 01, 2012 12:10 AM (R5yLq)

198 just when you thought Big Bang Theory couldn't be topped for nerd blackface, here comes thisosted by: The Dude

Wow that looks bad.

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at March 01, 2012 12:10 AM (dxTxt)

199 goddamn work youtube bant

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 12:09 AM (q/891)

it's a flick called Noobz and yeah, that's the title

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 12:10 AM (M8yfa)

200 Damn, how peeved would you be if I said, "Jurst calm down, dood?"


Probably not peeved at all. At this point, I have spare time, and somebody on the internet is wrong! I'd be more inclined in that direction if you hadn't gone on a full-out reality-Fisk of a stupid post in the first place.

Barring that, it could have been a jest. Small, diminishing chance of that.


Missed the jest, or attempt at one. If so, oops.

Consider my subscription to your newsletter cancelled.

Oh, I'm much, much too discriminating for cancellations at this point, Mr. Bong.




Mr. Bong? I don't smoke, but have perhaps missed another joke. At any rate, I generally enjoy your posts, so I'll chalk this exchange up to the internets, and blame Al Gore. It's time for shuteye.




Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 01, 2012 12:00 AM (dxTxt)


Posted by: StPatrick_TN is not the most interesting man in the world at March 01, 2012 12:11 AM (lJJMb)

201 > 104 You know all this shit you post I send to google, right?

We know all that shit you don't post, too...

Posted by: gOOgle at March 01, 2012 12:12 AM (k9kiv)

202 Check their feet. No cloven hoof, so not kosher.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at March 01, 2012 12:04 AM (nEUpB)


But they do have cloven hooves.

http://tinyurl.com/7mlu2gw

Posted by: bergerbilder at March 01, 2012 12:13 AM (j+Izh)

203 I generally enjoy your posts, so I'll chalk this exchange up to the internets, and blame Al Gore. It's time for shuteye.Posted by: StPatrick

Kissing up will get you nowhere. Not because I can't appreciate it, but I have no pull <breaks down crying> I.have.no.pull Waaaaaa!

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at March 01, 2012 12:14 AM (dxTxt)

204 "At any rate, I generally enjoy your posts, so I'll chalk this exchange up to the internets, and blame Al Gore."

Ok, my turn to get offended. We cannot blame a genius like Al Gore for something like this. In fact I think it is positively shameful that a wonderful guy like Al Gore has to pound the pavement so hard to make ends meet.

I think we should begin a lobbying campaign immediately to have President Obama appoint Al Gore to a cushy government position.

I'm thinking, Ambassador to Syria. I'd be willing to chip in a few bucks for his plane ticket over there - I'm sure a lot of other people would too.

All in favor?

Lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 01, 2012 12:15 AM (R5yLq)

205 Re: death spiral of newspapers.

"Faster please", as the instapundit says about looming technological miracles.

Posted by: Stranglehold 2012 at March 01, 2012 12:16 AM (u3N3z)

206 > 104 You know all this shit you post I send to google, right?

and all the funny shit those people don't post here.

and all the stupid shit you don't post.

Just where and how do you think you get these interwebz electrons, anyway?

g00gle-trons.

We own 'em. You just use'em. We see what you did with'em.

Posted by: gOOgle at March 01, 2012 12:17 AM (k9kiv)

207 Beer? Real beer now, not that sissy watered down
crap that you can't even stand a fork up in. If you can't chew it, how
can you call it beer? Got to give us one for that.Posted by: StuckOnStupi


/ hieroglyphs) Ya, you invented beer. Roight.

Chehops! Bring me another one so I can appreciate this reply.

/ hieroglyphs

Posted by: weft & cut-loop at March 01, 2012 12:18 AM (dxTxt)

208 Last time I went to my shrink, he told me I was delusional. I laughed so hard, I almost fell off my unicorn!

Posted by: Truman North at March 01, 2012 12:18 AM (I2LwF)

209 Posted by: bergerbilder at March 01, 2012 12:13 AM (j+Izh)

I stand corrected.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo (NJconservative) at March 01, 2012 12:22 AM (nEUpB)

210 207, how goes that stone hotel we have the Hebrews building down at the riverside?

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:22 AM (4qU0l)

211 At least you can eat your unicorn if it stops shitting Skittle, Truman. (See sock link.)

Posted by: andycanuck at March 01, 2012 12:24 AM (6RnvM)

212 ty Andy. I LOLed. Fix the link though, it's not exactly right.

Posted by: Truman North at March 01, 2012 12:27 AM (I2LwF)

213 I watched a show on the Hindenburg a few weeks ago it boiled down to a thunder storm and a hydrogen leak, but they also threw out ideas like Jewish terrorist plot, and Hitler false flag attack

/Just saw the Kate Upton Carl's Jr. commercial
//I can now die a happy man

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at March 01, 2012 12:27 AM (tKFT6)

214 "Ya, you invented beer. Roight."

Hey, easy there Cochise.. I never claimed we invented it. We did however, perfect it.

However, I suppose if one wishes to be completely fair I suppose you could take that one off the table.. after all, sauerkraut was our idea too.. yikes...


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 01, 2012 12:29 AM (R5yLq)

215 Tonight's ginger brought to you by our own little town of Wadsworth, OH. Angie Everhart.

http://tinyurl.com/873poyu

Posted by: bergerbilder at March 01, 2012 12:30 AM (j+Izh)

216 207, how goes that stone hotel we have the Hebrews building down at the riverside?Posted by: Gern Blandsden

Not sure, but my chief vizier came up with this notion of a library in the middle of the harbor. It's sounds so crazy it just might work.

Posted by: weft cut notem at March 01, 2012 12:30 AM (dxTxt)

217 Here's the link in text for cut N paste" for those interested.
www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/019421.html

They should try marketing the test-tube meat as "Unicorn". Who can say they're wrong?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 01, 2012 12:31 AM (6RnvM)

218 ATC isn't here to help me with posting on my Kindle. I remember how to "copy" but whenever I try to "paste" it just asks if I want to edit the not yet existent text.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 12:31 AM (zmm1+)

219 "I watched a show on the Hindenburg a few weeks ago it boiled down to a thunder storm and a hydrogen leak"

Waiting for a history channel documentary to explain why the Chevy Volt does the same thing.. somehow I have a sneaking suspicion somehow the Tea Party will be blamed.. lol

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 01, 2012 12:31 AM (R5yLq)

220 214, naw, us Krauts perfected cold brewing. The Brits used a warm, top brew. They were living in peat huts, painting themselves with woad, and getting upgefucht'd by Romans. Our forebears were drinking stein-fulls of pop-skull and skewering skirt-wearers by the Legion.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:32 AM (4qU0l)

221 I want to listen to Castle while hanging out with you guys but my speakers fried yesterday ...

The Big Bad Wolf did it ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 12:33 AM (crQEo)

222 "The Brits used a warm, top brew. They were living in peat huts, painting
themselves with woad, and getting upgefucht'd by Romans. Our forebears
were drinking stein-fulls of pop-skull and skewering skirt-wearers by
the Legion."

And that, kids, is why we call them the "Good old days".

Lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 01, 2012 12:33 AM (R5yLq)

223 216, weft cut notem, don't forget the rolling papyrus. Those slave girls likely won't dance themselves out of...their...

Vizier, more papyrus. STAT!

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:34 AM (4qU0l)

224 no shit, Re-Animator finally getting a blu-ray release. Now if only The Beyond or From Beyond would get announced for a US release

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 12:35 AM (M8yfa)

225 "Hmm.. Let's see.. what else.. hmm.. nope, pretty much beer and brats. But hey, your welcome."

Polka music! with large brass instruments!

Posted by: navybrat at March 01, 2012 12:35 AM (xX07U)

226 Some people feed garbage to pigs, but I won't give mahogany.

Tricky noses may be wiped out, or not, but these newly-suspect toxins mimic its means of transmission, and are destroyed the same way: rigorous cleaning and thorough cooking, so the old-timers were right.

Lev and Deut both recognize the pig's split hoof, and reiterate that chewing the cud makes the difference. There is a pig-like creature that chews cud that is being eagerly looked into by some audacious scholars who hope to breed a kosher hog. Ironically, it too is native to Indo-nesia.

I wouldn't ever try to talk you out of trying to eat bear. Can you just build a fire, though? I'd think the muzzle blast from that Ruger Alaskan would be enough to set off the underbrush.

Posted by: comatus at March 01, 2012 12:36 AM (ZOlM3)

227 The contrapunctal fugue was also a contribution from the German culture.

Posted by: bergerbilder at March 01, 2012 12:36 AM (j+Izh)

228 StuckonStupid (who clearly isn't), I applaud and support your idea for disposing of our overabundance of Gore. That's one intercontinental flight my "betters" are welcome to.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 12:36 AM (zmm1+)

229 However, I suppose if one wishes to be completely fair I suppose you
could take that one off the table.. after all, sauerkraut was our idea
too.. yikes...Posted by: StuckOnStupid


Hmm.

That sounds like it would go well with your PORK FEVER!

Posted by: weft cut notem at March 01, 2012 12:36 AM (dxTxt)

230 222, SKOAL. Or Prost! Ah, vaporous deity in the sky. I have sinned, and now people will take me for a follower of Alex Jones and Uncle Crazee.

/no paulturd
//PC POLICE
///remembers Ace's beach bonfire post.
////what the FUCK happened to us, people?

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:38 AM (4qU0l)

231 Did you guys here there's been a blog coup? Apparently the guy who is posting as "ace" is actually a different Ewok

Posted by: Truman North at March 01, 2012 12:39 AM (I2LwF)

232
210207, how goes that stone hotel we have the Hebrews building down at the riverside?
...
All done! Can't figure out who is starting a driveway over on the other side though, we didn't order that.

Posted by: Dem Hebrews at March 01, 2012 12:40 AM (Usk3+)

233 >>>>ATC isn't here to help me with posting on my Kindle.


Fire? Save yourself the irritation and stop trying to use it for any kind of "input."

Although I'm not sure you should trust my opinion. I've had it four four months and last night I was complaining that the text on Hitch 22 was too small and my vision was fading. My wife reached over and adjusted the text size AND turned the shade of the background from blue dominant to red dominant...

MIND BLOWN


Posted by: runninrebel at March 01, 2012 12:40 AM (N/1Dm)

234 Well folks, off to bed for me, got a killer day at work tomorrow.

First, remember, I only need one more person to agree to my write in candidacy and I'll have as much support as Newt.

Second, ok, sauerkraut - admittedly it was just a bad idea. Doesn't matter if it was a state or federal thing, it smells like feet and tastes even worse. So lets scrap it and start over.

Third, Al Gore. We need to get him over their to Syria, stat. I'm sure he'll be able to convince them that all this warfare stuff is bad for the environment, and contributes to global warming. Either that or he inadvertently becomes a casualty. That folks has win-win written all over it.

Night folks!

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 01, 2012 12:40 AM (R5yLq)

235 Schlagobers...and I can't recall the name of that breaded pork chop.

Even Germans didn't invent blood pudding. Perfidious Albion did that.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:41 AM (4qU0l)

236 Guten abend, die Horde. (that's German, I'm not telling the Horde to die, I love my imaginary friends)

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 12:41 AM (I/cLr)

237 Adriane. I tried to do the caption thing but it looked like I was going to have to read the _entire_ dialogue accompanied by still shots and I didn't want to take that long. Got just far enough for OMG Red ridinghood when I gave up.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 12:42 AM (zmm1+)

238 We Love you back!

Posted by: DC's Imaginary Friends at March 01, 2012 12:42 AM (q/891)

239 Haven wir kiene Tammy? My grammar/spelling may be fubared, it's been a while.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 12:44 AM (I/cLr)

240 236, Abend, mien Herr...

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:44 AM (4qU0l)

241 So Ace is in the pocket of Big Blog. That explains the gallows conversion to Romney.

Posted by: bergerbilder at March 01, 2012 12:45 AM (j+Izh)

242 Yay, ich haben die freunde!

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 12:46 AM (I/cLr)

243 So Ace is in the pocket of Big Blog. That explains the gallows conversion to Romney.Posted by: bergerbilder

When did you stop raping sea monkeys?

Posted by: weft cut notem at March 01, 2012 12:46 AM (dxTxt)

244 Runninrebel. I'd give up on usinh the Kindle to post...except that I'm posting from the tub and for the life of me can't figure out how to do that with my desktop.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 12:47 AM (zmm1+)

245 Gern, right, forgot the caps. On Freunde in 242 too.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 12:47 AM (I/cLr)

246 From the tub you say? Go on...

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 12:48 AM (I/cLr)

247 Schlagobers...and I can't recall the name of that breaded pork chop.

Even Germans didn't invent blood pudding. Perfidious Albion did that.Posted by: Gern Blandsden

Err, schnitzel?

Posted by: weft cut notem at March 01, 2012 12:49 AM (dxTxt)

248 Mercy sakes, Polli, you will have the lads fappin' at the thought of you posting in the tub!

Ich bin heir, liebchens!

Como esta?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 12:49 AM (SsG4J)

249 I found a new video for you MissT

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 12:51 AM (q/891)

250 Ja, es gibt Heutenacht keine Tammy.


Auto correct loathes German. The feeling is becoming mutual.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 12:51 AM (zmm1+)

251 "So Ace is in the pocket of Big Blog. That explains the gallows conversion to Romney."

Face it, our choice this time around is hey, do you want to be shot, hung, or bludgeoned to death? From what I've read Ace's take on it is, "Mittens sucks, but he's got the best chance of beating Obama in the general".

My take on it is, "They all suck - and since by the time my state's primary rolls around this thing will have been decided already, it always is - so I'll do what I always do, hold my nose, pull the lever for whatever of these idiots gets the nomination. I'll most likely have to throw up afterwards, just like I did last time.. but anything is better than Obama."

ugh.. wait.. past my bedtime.. must --- not --- get -- sucked --- back --- in...

Lol...

Seriously though, gotta go, however, note to the "Big blog", should you wish to buy me too my opinion is for sale, I could use the extra cash. I'd like to be able to hit McDonald's a few more times before it's closed and I'm shipped off to a re-education camp, so give me a jingle, we'll talk.. lol..


Posted by: StuckOnStupid at March 01, 2012 12:51 AM (R5yLq)

252 Oh, cool, Zakn! Thank you!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 12:51 AM (SsG4J)

253 http://tinyurl.com/8xhqtuk

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 12:52 AM (ehMV3)

254 except that I'm posting from the tub

Pics or ...

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 01, 2012 12:52 AM (jhEFV)

255 Tammy! Hang on, this calls for a refresh of mein Getrank.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 12:52 AM (I/cLr)

256 247, yeah, I think so. Its not Der Grosse Weinerwurst. Schnitzel kum something...

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:53 AM (4qU0l)

257 Nein, nein, ich bin heir! I am a doughnut, or something!

Zakn is going to post a vid for me, I must be here.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 12:53 AM (SsG4J)

258 So are we down to TaT (always welcome) DC (mensch) and weft cut notem (classe) and Zakn?

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:55 AM (4qU0l)

259 Well howdy Miss al'Thor. That's what I get for taking so long trying to post. And assuming that the fact you weren't here yet meant you wouldn't be.


Can't go on DC. You're married and not to me. Sigh, all the good ones get snapped up fast.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 12:55 AM (zmm1+)

260 French Socialist prez candidate comes on strong using the US leftist newest mime: it's patriotic to pork the rich.... 'cept to a french patriot who would rather run...

Francois Mollande is suggesting a 75% tax rate for euro millionaires.. because it's the patriotic thing to do and they shouldn't have that level of income...

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 12:56 AM (KZLoo)

261 Zakn, I didn't have a superlative at hand. Looking for one, though.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:56 AM (4qU0l)

262 Jaws is on Spike.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 01, 2012 12:57 AM (Iyg03)

263 Beanervt!

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 12:57 AM (4qU0l)

264 If you have not heard, all bears carry trichinosis. Don't eat raw bear. Maybe this is why nobody buys newspapers.

Posted by: comatus at February 29, 2012 11:41 PM (ZOlM3)

Funny, I got the herpes when I ate Cindy Bear.

Posted by: Yogi Bear at March 01, 2012 12:57 AM (1grxW)

265 Polli, I can read the menu, I just can't order anything

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 12:58 AM (I/cLr)

266 Zakn, that was the Best One EVER. My God, I cannot believe the detail! And it was a pretty serious beat down, no?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 12:59 AM (SsG4J)

267 Well, bottom yeast originates in Chile, so points off for the Germans on that one. Some yeast was stolen by the great brewer Sedlmayr (sounds Jewish?) of Bavaria (not part of Germany when he did it)...from England. He developed it at Spaten, then had a strain stolen, hidden under a top hat by Carlsberg (only occasionally in Germany as some of my ancestors would attest), where bottom-fermented lager was more or less perfected -- so who invented what, now?

Yon master race stands, then, on the shoulders of Patagonians, Jews, Bavarians, Englishters, and Danes. Which would be fine if it weren't for the unruly thirst for glory. That's always where they trip up.

Please bring up the Volkswagen, now. We're all laying for you on that one.

Posted by: comatus at March 01, 2012 12:59 AM (ZOlM3)

268 Ausgeziechnet! <--- My favorite word in German, and it's so damn much fun to say!

I can also say "When does the train leave?" But it makes me giggle - Wann fahrt der Zug ab? (Wait, Wann did what, now?)

Posted by: Theresa at March 01, 2012 01:00 AM (2dNWw)

269 264
If you have not heard, all bears carry trichinosis. Don't eat raw bear. Maybe this is why nobody buys newspapers.



Posted by: comatus at February 29, 2012 11:41 PM (ZOlM3)

Funny, I got the herpes when I ate Cindy Bear.


Posted by: Yogi Bear at March 01, 2012 12:57 AM

Bastard. I ain't telling anyone what you gave me, but if you hadn't been hanging out with Ranger Smith in those SF bathhouses you wouldn't be spreading it around.

Posted by: Boo Boo Bear at March 01, 2012 01:00 AM (1grxW)

270 Gern, you forgot Polliwog in her bathtub, for shame. Mancard, please.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:00 AM (SsG4J)

271 Jaws is on Spike.

The Godfather is on AMC. Must be day ending in 'y'

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 01, 2012 01:01 AM (jhEFV)

272 Lol, I guess that's one way to look at it DC. I snagbed John when we were both 19. Now that I'm emphatically _not_ 19 the whole interaction thing leaves me at a bit of a loss.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:01 AM (zmm1+)

273 263
Beanervt!

Hey ohh Gern.... how's tricks??




Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 01:01 AM (KZLoo)

274 Bottom fermenting lager right after Theresa posts Wann fahrter.

Only on the ONT my friends...even the happenstance is scatological.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:02 AM (SsG4J)

275 I watched a good chunk of Godfather before work

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:02 AM (q/891)

276 I have never seen Godfather.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:03 AM (SsG4J)

277 Zakn, that was the Best One EVER. My God, I cannot believe the detail! And it was a pretty serious beat down, no?


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 12:59 AM (SsG4J)

serious...eh it was a great one sided ass kicking though

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:03 AM (M8yfa)

278 Bastard. I ain't telling anyone what you gave me,
but if you hadn't been hanging out with Ranger Smith in those SF
bathhouses you wouldn't be spreading it around.


Posted by: Boo Boo Bear at March 01, 2012 01:00 AM

So, you let Yogi root around in your "Pick A Nick Basket"?

Posted by: Boo Boo Bear at March 01, 2012 01:03 AM (1grxW)

279 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:03 AM (4ixH5)

280 So I just got one of those sun lamp thingies ace was talking bout a few days ago. It was a piss poor rainy, depressing day here, and 30 minin front of it made a world of difference. If you have motivation problems when it's cloudy/rainy get one.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:04 AM (I/cLr)

281 How do you titillate an ocelot?

You oscillate his titalot.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:04 AM (4ixH5)

282 I have never seen Godfather.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:03 AM (SsG4J)

Ditto.
I feel deep shame.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:04 AM (4ixH5)

283 Nein, nein, ich bin heir! I am a doughnut, or something!

Zakn is going to post a vid for me, I must be here.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 12:53 AM (SsG4J)


You inherited? Oder war Sie "hier"?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 01:04 AM (kaalw)

284 Poor White Noise always gets an epic ass whoopin'. I admire them for continuing to try.
.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:04 AM (SsG4J)

285 278 sock fail

Posted by: Ranger Smith at March 01, 2012 01:05 AM (1grxW)

286 Well, bottom yeast originates in Chile, Posted by: comatus

Phrasing!

Posted by: weft cut notem at March 01, 2012 01:05 AM (dxTxt)

287 People keep posting videos from the old war because the new one sucks balls. All Grind. And Lots of fucking Supers.

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:05 AM (q/891)

288
farfegnugen

http://tinyurl.com/74vbgsy

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 01:05 AM (KZLoo)

289 LOL, Roberto!

OK, I've got one: What kind of noise annoys an oyster?

ɹǝʇsʎo uɐ sʎouuɐ ǝsıou ʎsıou ɐ

Posted by: Theresa at March 01, 2012 01:06 AM (2dNWw)

290 Bottom fermenting lager right after Theresa posts Wann fahrter.

And in a bathtub, no less.

Posted by: bergerbilder at March 01, 2012 01:07 AM (j+Izh)

291 Robert! How do?

I used to have a little stuffed animal ocelot named Sir Lancelot Lotsofdots.

He was probably actually a cheetah, but I wanted an ocelot.

I didn't titillate him, though.

cthulu, I can neither type nor speak German, please ignore my feeble attempts! And hello!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:07 AM (SsG4J)

292 Theresa, I'd forgotten Dug. Such great sounding words German has.
When ever I say" kommen Sie hier bitte" to my son he tells me he doesn't speak Spanish. Clearly I don't smack him enough.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:07 AM (zmm1+)

293 Plus with Time Dilation it's gotta be even harder to make a video. The fight we had last week took over 5 hours in real time, but was about 20 minuets of Eve time.

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:07 AM (q/891)

294 French Socialist prez candidate comes on strong
using the US leftist newest mime: it's patriotic to pork the rich....
'cept to a french patriot who would rather run...

Francois
Mollande is suggesting a 75% tax rate for euro millionaires.. because
it's the patriotic thing to do and they shouldn't have that level of
income...


Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 12:56 AM (KZLoo)

My opinion, in short...fuck the French.
Merkel and Sarkozy are doing what German and French imperialists have dreamed of for centuries. Like the dude said in Airplane, I say let 'em crash.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:08 AM (4ixH5)

295 Looks like the gangs all here.

There'sa, how you make the upside down letters?

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:09 AM (I/cLr)

296 Blasted auto correct! Zug, I said Zug you wretched thing

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:09 AM (zmm1+)

297 Oh, so they're showing the same beatdown over and over, more or less?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:10 AM (SsG4J)

298 The Godfather is worth watching just for all the cultural references you finally see the origin of.

Plus it's an excellent movie.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 01, 2012 01:10 AM (jhEFV)

299 I do not understand how those idiots in Europe can watch themselves imploding, yet still insist on the same policies....nor can I understand why the idiots here continue to push those same policies on to us.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:11 AM (SsG4J)

300 Polli, how old is your boy?

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:11 AM (I/cLr)

301 What kind of noise annoys an oyster?

ɹǝʇsʎo uɐ sʎouuɐ ǝsıou ʎsıou ɐ


Posted by: Theresa at March 01, 2012 01:06 AM (2dNWw)

How you do that?


I didn't titillate him, though.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:07 AM (SsG4J)


Well cats can freak out when overstimulated. One minute your oscillating the next your hand has gone missing.


http://tinyurl.com/74vbgsy

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 01:05 AM (KZLoo)

Dude was distracted by bikini babes that I assume are off camera.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:12 AM (4ixH5)

302 Polli, perhaps your bubbles are deflating, and distracting the autocorrect.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:12 AM (SsG4J)

303 Basically. White Noise is dead. Bunch of them reformed down in the south under a new Alliance banner.

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:12 AM (q/891)

304 oh, if you dig the DC cartoon flicks, the new one JLA: Doom is pretty damn good (rank that with Under the Red Hood and First Flight). Only bad things is no Plasticman, changing Ra to Savage Vandal (a villain that always bores me) though his end goal is better than what Ra was aiming to do and the odd inclusion of Cyborg which doesn't make much sense but they finally nailed the character (considering their take on him in Teen titans). Worth the $15 at Best Buy

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:12 AM (M8yfa)

305 Spaten bier ist sehr gut.

Really. Give it a try.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 01, 2012 01:12 AM (ccXZP)

306 DC, search for "upside-down text," and copy and paste after you've typed it in. There are also sites for backward text ,siht ekil, but even I find that annoying.

Posted by: Theresa at March 01, 2012 01:12 AM (2dNWw)

307 Tammy that ocelot name is awesome! I loled very much.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:12 AM (zmm1+)

308 Basically. White Noise is dead. Bunch of them reformed down in the south under a new Alliance banner.

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:12 AM (q/891)

I thought they broke up again?

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:13 AM (M8yfa)

309 I got a caption for that pic. Volkswagon* liek water.



*Easier to spell than farfagfugfig.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:14 AM (4ixH5)

310 *Easier to spell than farfagfugfig.


Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:14 AM (4ixH5)

farfen nugan, not that hard to spell

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:14 AM (M8yfa)

311 Surprised Robert even made it to work with that Kate Upton video up

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:15 AM (q/891)

312 Polli, I used to love to name things. I was a fey little thing, lol!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:15 AM (SsG4J)

313 267, That's on me, taking James Burke as source material.

270, F'n iPad. I have to refresh and scrooooooooll after posting to keep up.

273, eating the sewage from a bottom vat o brew.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 01:15 AM (4qU0l)

314 Hey all.

Got the old C2D box reassembled and Windows 8 is now installing. I've had it on the new laptop all day and it does take some adjustment. It's hardest on longtime users with lots of old habits to overcome. People who have only know smartphones and tablets will find it easy to learn.

Posted by: epobirs at March 01, 2012 01:16 AM (kcfmt)

315 282
I have never seen Godfather.




Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:03 AM (SsG4J)

Ditto.
I feel deep shame.


Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:04 AM (4ixH5)


It's something of an in-joke by people who know me that I'm inclined to PG rated films....it's just that there is so much in the real world that is violent, grotesque, or horrifying, that I don't really feel like paying money to know of more. Besides, I don't want to dull my reactions to the real thing so I start doing idiotic and morally dangerous stuff like advocating Democrat anti-human policies.

But the Godfather series (at least I and II) is Art -- with the capital 'A'. Every bit of it is necessary to the whole, and you can watch it time and time again and get more from it. It shows the nobility possible within vice, and corruption of virtue. I'd heartily recommend seeing it on video, as it's generally chopped into crap by commercial breaks and censorship when it's broadcast.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 01:16 AM (kaalw)

316 Yo Morons

Posted by: fluffy at March 01, 2012 01:16 AM (vRSeu)

317 the odd inclusion of Cyborg which doesn't make much
sense but they finally nailed the character (considering their take on
him in Teen titans). Worth the $15 at Best Buy


Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:12 AM (M8yfa)

Sweet!
Cyborg is now a JLA character since the whole DC relaunch. I guess they wanted some brand consistency.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:16 AM (4ixH5)

318 Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:13 AM (M8yfa)

The be the Goodfellas -A- pets or something. I don't know the whole story. I just know that le chanka is leading them now. lol

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:17 AM (q/891)

319 I took German for 3 years of high school. I can't remember a whole lot, but "Noch einmal, bitte" was one thing I used a lot when I was in Germany drinking their mahvelous beer.

Posted by: ┴ɥǝɹǝsɐ at March 01, 2012 01:17 AM (2dNWw)

320 I love my Touchpad, but that scrolling down after every post is a hot mess and a right royal PITA.

What can't tablets do like computers do?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:17 AM (SsG4J)

321 Theresa, thanks.

Is anyone else having a harder time than usual following these comments?

And, Tammy, if her bubbles are in fact deflating, it's not the autocorrect that's distracted, it's the morons. Hmm. Perhaps I answered my own question.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:18 AM (I/cLr)

322 316, what's up, fluffy what fluffs Super Bowl Halftime Shows?

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 01:18 AM (4qU0l)

323 He's twelve DC, and is very like every male in John's family,i.e. chased much eye-rolling among the female members of the family (and a distinct urge to apply an "NCIS headslap").

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:18 AM (zmm1+)

324 Hey Fluffster

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:19 AM (q/891)

325 Sweet!
Cyborg is now a JLA character since the whole DC relaunch. I guess they wanted some brand consistency.


Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:16 AM (4ixH5)

it's just odd throwing him into Tower of Babel but they did a great job with him. Also, watch the McDuffie tribute as it's really damn good and interesting

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:19 AM (M8yfa)

326 Well, Theresa is just flat showing off now!

Hey fluffy! Hey epo!

Zakn, was White Noise the Russians?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:19 AM (SsG4J)

327 cthulu, I can neither type nor speak German, please ignore my feeble attempts! And hello!


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:07 AM (SsG4J)


Hi, Tammy! How ya doin'?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 01:19 AM (kaalw)

328 320, keeps me hoppin.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 01:19 AM (4qU0l)

329 farfen nugan, not that hard to spell


Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:14 AM (M8yfa)

I got teh dum.


Surprised Robert even made it to work with that Kate Upton video up

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:15 AM (q/891)

I should work for the USPS. Neither rain nor sleet nor hot gyrating hot slices will keep me from slacking off. Or...something...

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:20 AM (4ixH5)

330 My wardrobe is functioning just fine, thank you very much.

Posted by: fluffy at March 01, 2012 01:21 AM (vRSeu)

331 DC, you're just distracted by ever shrinking bubbleage.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:21 AM (SsG4J)

332 *Causes* why would it think I wanted chased? My having to cortect words each time is probably what's making it hard to follow comments.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:21 AM (zmm1+)

333 I love your stuffed ocelot's/cheetah's name, too, Tammy!

I wasn't that creative as a kid naming my stuffed animals. I had a little stuffed zebra that I absolutely had to have with me in bed every night, and I named him Zeebie. I bow to your stuffed animal naming awesomeness!

Posted by: ┴ɥǝɹǝsɐ at March 01, 2012 01:22 AM (2dNWw)

334 I'm either stroking out, or auto-correct is a flawed invention.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 01, 2012 01:22 AM (jhEFV)

335 Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 01:16 AM (kaalw)


Amazon had the complete bluray set on sale last week for $25 bucks.

I feel deep shame.






Also, watch the McDuffie tribute as it's really damn good and interesting


Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:19 AM (M8yfa)

Cool. I'll see if it's at Red Box.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 01:23 AM (4ixH5)

336 cthulu, I am just dandy, though stressed about leaving the man again. He got up early and brought me fresh raspberries, a croissant and an ice-blended mocha this morning for breakfast before he went to work.

How are you? And your dear BH?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:23 AM (SsG4J)

337 Yes MissT, mostly Russians. Some US people too. That ended up being their down fall.

Now we are fighting Euros. Mostly Western Euros

I liked fighting the Russians more. With my weird ass schedule I could get in on more of the fights

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:24 AM (q/891)

338 Theresa, awesome, have fun for the next 6 years. Teenage boys are the best. Heh.

Wait, my princess....aw, damn, I got a long few decades ahead of me, huh?

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:25 AM (I/cLr)

339 I'm doing reasonably well. The dear BH has passed 50 pounds on the medically-supervised diet from hell -- same one as Chemjeff is on. She's going to run me up another mountain on Saturday.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 01:26 AM (kaalw)

340 I had a stuffed giraffe named polka dot. Now princess has it. My naming creativity is unmatched.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:26 AM (I/cLr)

341 Teenage boys are the best.

I thurtanly thay tho ...

Posted by: Barney Frank at March 01, 2012 01:27 AM (crQEo)

342 Theresa, Zeebie is a cool, hipster sounding name, though.

I had a rat named The Marquis of Alverstoke once, but I was a grown woman by then.

I wonder if Polliwog will catch that?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:27 AM (SsG4J)

343 330, no blue on blue, was a gag. It isn't after midnight here, so you aren't technically fluffing after midnight.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 01:28 AM (4qU0l)

344 Dude was distracted by bikini babes that I assume are off camera.


Sorry Robert,, that's all I got for bumpers...


Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 01:29 AM (KZLoo)

345 Polka Dot is another fine name. I love that Princess has it.

And I want to see cthulu scaling a mountain, too. A sight to behold, I have no doubt. All those tentacles waving about.....please pass along my awe at BH's willpower!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:29 AM (SsG4J)

346 Yeah, the JLA reboot with Cyborg as the junior member feels weird. It's like they wanted another Firestorm to be the kid on the team but that character is now so drastically altered as to not be of use for this. So instead Cyborg is a founding member of the JLA when his previous version would have been maybe ten years old.

They didn't just reboot, they plugged in different drives random with operating systems from worm holes that opened and closed, leaving behind the drive while nobody was looking.

Posted by: epobirs at March 01, 2012 01:30 AM (kcfmt)

347 Okay, I refuse go correct my correction so I give up. You may have won this round Auto-correct, but I shall return.


Water was getting cold anyway and I let you people keep me up waaay too late last night. Also, it's officially March so I get buy that book on self-control that I clearly need.


Are you going to be here tomorrow Tammy or do you have to leave before then? Either way, sleep well and have a good trip.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:31 AM (zmm1+)

348 341 Teenage boys are the best.

I thurtanly thay tho ...
Posted by: Barney Frank at March 01, 2012 01:27 AM (crQEo)

And....gross.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:32 AM (I/cLr)

349 Help an 'ette out here...what are the weaseley little critters that make such fun pets, but are illegal??? I keep wanting to say lemming and I know that isn't right. I had one once, and I am drawing a complete blank! Royalty during the Renaissance had them, too.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:32 AM (SsG4J)

350 Theresa, awesome, have fun for the next 6 years. Teenage boys are the best. Heh.



Where did this come from? Is Mary Kay LeTourneau sock-puppeting me?

Posted by: ┴ɥǝɹǝsɐ at March 01, 2012 01:33 AM (2dNWw)

351 349, are you thinking martens?

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 01:33 AM (4qU0l)

352 I am leaving tomorrow, so I will be MIA for awhile.

Happy March, Polliwog! Sleep well!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:33 AM (SsG4J)

353
Help an 'ette out here...what are the weaseley little critters that make
such fun pets, but are illegal??? I keep wanting to say lemming and I
know that isn't right. I had one once, and I am drawing a complete
blank! Royalty during the Renaissance had them, too.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:32 AM (SsG4J)

minks, ferrets or sugar gliders?

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:33 AM (M8yfa)

354 A rat!? I know his eyebrows gave him a sinister air but isn't a rat a little harsh?

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:34 AM (zmm1+)

355 #353

Congressional aides?

Posted by: epobirs at March 01, 2012 01:34 AM (kcfmt)

356 I am leaving tomorrow, so I will be MIA for awhile.

Take care! And put your 'I shall return!' sunglasses on ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 01:34 AM (crQEo)

357 Gern, that looks about right but not the name I'm....ferret.

I had a ferret.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:34 AM (SsG4J)

358 Night, Polliwog!

Cthulhu, that's great! Embrace the suck. Always happy to welcome another member to the cult of fitness.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:35 AM (I/cLr)

359 Yeah, the JLA reboot with Cyborg as the junior
member feels weird. It's like they wanted another Firestorm to be the
kid on the team but that character is now so drastically altered as to
not be of use for this. So instead Cyborg is a founding member of the
JLA when his previous version would have been maybe ten years old.

They
didn't just reboot, they plugged in different drives random with
operating systems from worm holes that opened and closed, leaving behind
the drive while nobody was looking.


Posted by: epobirs at March 01, 2012 01:30 AM (kcfmt)

Yeah, Firestorm basically sucks. They basically took the core Titans and split them up. Cyborg on JLA, Starfire is whoring in Outsiders, etc...

Posted by: ɹǝqoɹ at March 01, 2012 01:35 AM (4ixH5)

360 Polli got the Heyer reference!

Altho I think you are are confusing him with Sylvester.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:35 AM (SsG4J)

361 Ferrets are illegal in NYC, Tammy.


The wife once had a pair called Ferret Bueller and Ferret Fawcett Majors.

Posted by: fluffy at March 01, 2012 01:35 AM (vRSeu)

362 Theresa, I think DC meant the teenage boy comment for me.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:36 AM (zmm1+)

363 Fluffy, heh.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 01, 2012 01:36 AM (Iyg03)

364 Yeah, whoops. Pretty girls make me teh stoopid, sorry.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:37 AM (I/cLr)

365 And now Robert is showing off.....

Dude, yes, it was a ferret! Cutest pet ever, but man are they mischievous. She'd steal my car keys constantly.

They're illegal on California, too.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:38 AM (SsG4J)

366 It looks better the way Robert did his name!

OK, time for me to go. Take care, everyone, and Miss Tammy, have a safe trip, and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Nite, good folk!

Posted by: ɐsǝɹǝɥʇ at March 01, 2012 01:38 AM (2dNWw)

367 Ugh I can't watch lego today. I need to start on the X-Wing when I get home

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 01:38 AM (q/891)

368
Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:38 AM (SsG4J)

really cool pets but fuck do they stink even with the glands removed.Everything is illegal in Cali

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 01:39 AM (M8yfa)

369 Night, Theresa!

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:39 AM (I/cLr)

370 Good night ɐsǝɹǝɥʇ! And thank you!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:39 AM (SsG4J)

371 Royalty during the Renaissance had them, too.Posted by: Tammy al Thor

We have medicine for that now.

Posted by: weft cut notem at March 01, 2012 01:39 AM (dxTxt)

372 that's all I got for bumpers...

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 01:29 AM (KZLoo)

Here ya go!
http://tinyurl.com/866va5x

Posted by: ɹǝqoɹ at March 01, 2012 01:40 AM (4ixH5)

373 Wasn't Sylvester Marquis if Alverstoke? If not, then yes I do have then confused.


And clearly I just can't quit you all. Proof I need that book.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:40 AM (zmm1+)

374 It's not so much willpower, as a serious assessment of how things need to be -- she turned 50, and drawing a line of extrapolation from 30 to 40 to 50 didn't look like where she wanted to go -- so change became a priority. She's done very well and is getting close to her objective -- but she's also gotten pretty sick of the simulated imitation food.

The other half of it was toning up, and she found that she could con me into hiking through some local parks.....so it hardly qualifies as a weekend if we don't have at least a 200' vertical climb under our belts. It's prettier and more relaxing than running bleachers or doing stairs, but has a similar effect.

Thing is, I'm doing the same hikes she is, but I'm not losing weight. I wonder how that works (opens beer).

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 01:40 AM (kaalw)

375 Whazzap roonz and roonettez!!!

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 01:41 AM (yh0zB)

376 really cool pets but fuck do they stink

Twas Pandora's downfall. I had to give her back. Then I wanted to get some chinchillas, but Thor put his size 16 foot down.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:41 AM (SsG4J)

377 Good night, Theresa!

Posted by: ɹǝqoɹ at March 01, 2012 01:41 AM (4ixH5)

378 Howdy, GGE!

Posted by: ɹǝqoɹ at March 01, 2012 01:41 AM (4ixH5)

379 Hey GGE,
How you be?

Can you join us for a cupa tea?

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 01:43 AM (crQEo)

380 Polli, I'm thinking it was from Frederica, not Sylvester, but it's been awhile. I am pretty sure Sylvester was a Duke, though.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:43 AM (SsG4J)

381 Howdy ɹǝqoɹ, is that a new look for you?

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 01:43 AM (yh0zB)

382 GGE, Hello!!!!!!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:43 AM (SsG4J)

383 Adriane, I'd be delighted to.

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 01:43 AM (yh0zB)

384 Adriane! My goodness, it's lovely to see you!

How goes the house repair?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:44 AM (SsG4J)

385 so it hardly qualifies as a weekend if we don't have at least a 200' vertical climb under our belts


Did you leave out a zero, or do I have to mock you?

Posted by: fluffy at March 01, 2012 01:44 AM (vRSeu)

386 Hya Tammy, good to see you!

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 01:44 AM (yh0zB)

387 Adios, and Auf Weidersein,, and Ohayo gozaimas, and Au Revoire to all good people.

Posted by: Gern Blandsden at March 01, 2012 01:44 AM (4qU0l)

388 381
Howdy ɹǝqoɹ, is that a new look for you?


Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 01:43 AM (yh0zB)


It helps if you're standing on your head.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 01:44 AM (kaalw)

389 to all good people.

But what about us Morons?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:45 AM (SsG4J)

390 It helps if you're standing on your head.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 01:44 AM (kaalw)

Not me, it just gives me a headache.

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 01:46 AM (yh0zB)

391
So, here I am in Windows 8. The install goes really fast when you use an existing account to import settings. So this machine knows about all of the stuffI did on the laptop as far as changes and where I keep stuff.

The IE10 web browser has problems though. None of the formatting functions in the New Comment Thingy work.
Oh wait. That is the new normal. The browser is fine.

Posted by: epobirs at March 01, 2012 01:46 AM (kcfmt)

392 Great to see YOU, GGE! I trust all is well.

cthulu, it is so awesome that you support her. That is so freaking important for women.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:46 AM (SsG4J)

393 Adios, and Auf Weidersein,, and Ohayo gozaimas, and Au Revoire to all good people.


When I'm good, I'm very, very good ... and when I'm bad, I'm butter ... Daisy May West ..

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 01:47 AM (crQEo)

394 Cthulhu, if you want my opinion on fitness and eating let me know. I'm happy to offer my thoughts, but don't want to impose.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:48 AM (I/cLr)

395 Are Christina Hendricks Mighty Jugs with us tonight? I wanted to add a comment about height issues and tall women.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:48 AM (SsG4J)

396 385
so it hardly qualifies as a weekend if we don't have at least a 200' vertical climb under our belts


Did you leave out a zero, or do I have to mock you?


Posted by: fluffy at March 01, 2012 01:44 AM (vRSeu)


Mock away -- I was putting that out as a minimum. Most of our hikes have more -- and, of course, there's the distance. But the minimum is the equivalent of going up and down 20 stories of stairs and us 50-year-old chairjockeys aren't doing any marathons.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 01:48 AM (kaalw)

397 It's obviously been too long since I've read those. Was Sylvester Duke of Sale maybe? I'll have to get those out tomorrow.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:49 AM (zmm1+)

398 Adriane, I'd be delighted to.

I'm a Darjeeling fan ... but frequently add cream and stevia (0 cal sugar) and serve over ice.

English black, Irish black, Earl Grey if brewed only for 15 seconds or so ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 01:50 AM (crQEo)

399 Polli, I think he Duke of Sale was in the Foundling.

I can't believe I don't remember Sylvester's title, I am slipping!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:52 AM (SsG4J)

400 But the minimum is the equivalent of going up and down 20 stories of
stairs and us 50-year-old chairjockeys aren't doing any marathons.



As a very nearly 50 year old chair jockey, I can tell you that if you get out once a week, you will get in better shape. Yes, I was limping Monday AM.

Posted by: fluffy at March 01, 2012 01:52 AM (vRSeu)

401 is that a new look for you?

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 01:43 AM (yh0zB)


No, I've kept my hair back like this for almost a year now.


Oh, wait...you mean...nevermind.

Posted by: ɹǝqoɹ at March 01, 2012 01:53 AM (4ixH5)

402 Here ya go! http://tinyurl.com/866va5x

Ok Robert,, where's the rest of the pole dance??? that's only a teaser...

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 01:53 AM (KZLoo)

403 How goes the house repair?

Painted the built-in bookshelf ... got chain pulls for the fans and 'matching' light switch plates ... got the new blinds but haven't installed them yet ... got a large leaf vine stencil for the second bed room. Never done that large of a stencil (22" x 40"), so wish me luck ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 01:54 AM (crQEo)

404 Darjeeling is my favorite as well, and I am also a fan of quite weak bergamot.

If cream is going to be foisted on me, I prefer English or Irish Breakfast. (Is that the same as black? I know they're black teas.....)

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:54 AM (SsG4J)

405 where's the rest of the pole dance??? that's only a teaser...


Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 01:53 AM (KZLoo)

They smash bottles of wine across a ship, for new bumper cars they get pole dancers.

Posted by: ɹǝqoɹ at March 01, 2012 01:54 AM (4ixH5)

406 394
Cthulhu, if you want my opinion on fitness and eating let me know. I'm happy to offer my thoughts, but don't want to impose.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 01:48 AM (I/cLr)


Intellectually, most of it is straightforward. I find it quite amusing that the BH's "classes" are mainly reinforcing things that I've been trying to tell her for two decades. Most of the problems come in the motivational side -- which is where the hiking has really been good on the exercise front.

We used to SCUBA, and that kept things on track for a while, but we had an unscheduled two-week extension of our Hawaiian holiday where we got to do an extended tour of the Kuakini hyperbaric facility, back in '96.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 01:55 AM (kaalw)

407 I think you're right about The Foundling. Can't beloved I can't remember either. John used to love those books too. Of course, he loved any book where the author clearly enjoyed creating the dialogue.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:55 AM (zmm1+)

408 so wish me luck ...


Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 01:54 AM (crQEo)

Break a leg!

Posted by: ɹǝqoɹ at March 01, 2012 01:55 AM (4ixH5)

409 Wow, girl, I wish you luck indeed! But I don't think you'll need it. You seem to be handling things quite well!!!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:56 AM (SsG4J)

410 Heyer is probably my favorite author. Been reading then over and over again for 35 years, and still crack up. I do pace myself now, and try and read them just once every few years, so I don't get sick of them.

But I still laugh til I cry at the ending of The Unknown Ajax.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:58 AM (SsG4J)

411 *believe* I can't believe I've forgotten. Although beloved _is_ what I used to call John so I guess it's not entirely out of place.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 01:59 AM (zmm1+)

412 English and Irish are both black teas. Stash or Twinnings has a 'mixed black breakfast tea' which is nice.

My mom loves Earl Grey strong! but for me a long brewed Earl Grey is just too puckeringly bitter.

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 01:59 AM (crQEo)

413 400
But the minimum is the equivalent of going up and down 20 stories of

stairs and us 50-year-old chairjockeys aren't doing any marathons.


As
a very nearly 50 year old chair jockey, I can tell you that if you get
out once a week, you will get in better shape. Yes, I was limping Monday
AM.


Posted by: fluffy at March 01, 2012 01:52 AM (vRSeu)


The BH has had a weekly gym night for a while, but I'm not much of a gym person (why, oh why, hasn't anyone done a nice VR non-gym gym?). So a couple of years back we "discovered" the county parks here had some lovely forest-y ones with shady hiking. And they have annual parking passes. So we go off to the county parks and hike up the mountains nearly every weekend.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 02:00 AM (kaalw)

414 Keep with the updates epobirs. Very interested

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 02:00 AM (q/891)

415 And I knew just what you meant anyway, Polli. We have all grown so accustomed to the damned autcorrect incorrections that we autocorrect the autocorrect.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:01 AM (SsG4J)

416 Cthulhu, the bottom line is this: if you eat more than three meals a week that you don't cook yourself, you won't lose fat weight.

Cook your own food. This is a must. Any diet that says otherwise is lying to you,

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:01 AM (I/cLr)

417 Does your mom like to garden, Adriane? You should get her a monarda plant.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:02 AM (SsG4J)

418 Did somebody say pole dance?? Did I miss it? lol

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 02:03 AM (FMbng)

419 Posted by: ɹǝqoɹ at March 01, 2012 01:55 AM (4ixH5)

I strained my right wrist ... Does that count?

: - )))

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:03 AM (crQEo)

420 Where is yankeefifth, darn it? I wanted to say hello and goodbye.

And where are my delurkers?

Dave, Backhoe????

Any of the rest of y'all lurkers need to follow DC's fine example, too!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:04 AM (SsG4J)

421 Does your mom like to garden, Adriane? You should get her a monarda plant.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:02 AM (SsG4J)

bonzai tree if no one in the house smokes as they are so fucking fragile when they are saplings

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 02:04 AM (M8yfa)

422 Does your mom like to garden, Adriane?

Sadly no. Mega allergies ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:04 AM (crQEo)

423 Berserker!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:04 AM (SsG4J)

424 Oh, too bad, she could make her own Earl Grey with a few.

Dude, do you bonsai?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:06 AM (SsG4J)

425 You know what they say, if you can't be a role model, you can always be an example! Thanks, Tammy!

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:06 AM (I/cLr)

426 Tammy!!

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 02:06 AM (FMbng)

427 Got my book. See if third time's a charm for managing to leave.


Safe travels Miss Tammy and night to the rest of you Yahoos.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 02:06 AM (zmm1+)

428 There is a Pole Dancing Academy not far from here, I kid you not.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:07 AM (SsG4J)

429 Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 01:56 AM (SsG4J)

I am worried about the paint smearing under the edge of the stencil ... Just have never done any stenciling that large. There is a stencil adhesive for sale at various craft stores. I might see how other crafters liked it.


Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:07 AM (crQEo)

430 Now DC has a conundrum, I have half a co-cola, but what sort of booze should be mixed with it?

Posted by: suoʍoʇ uı ɔp at March 01, 2012 02:07 AM (I/cLr)

431 Dude, do you bonsai?


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:06 AM (SsG4J)

can't since I'm a smoker (I've tried and they don't last long)

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 02:07 AM (M8yfa)

432 I listened to Romney's acceptance speech yesterday and after five minutes, Ifell intoa coma and woke up with a long white beard.

Posted by: Mr. Wonderful at March 01, 2012 02:07 AM (z8HSj)

433 Thanks, Polli....don't get too much self control now, y' hear? Totally over-rated, IMHO.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:08 AM (SsG4J)

434 412
English and Irish are both black teas. Stash or Twinnings has a 'mixed black breakfast tea' which is nice.

My mom loves Earl Grey strong! but for me a long brewed Earl Grey is just too puckeringly bitter.


Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 01:59 AM (crQEo)


A couple of years back, I went to London on business and brought back £90 of English teas. Harrods and Whittard's of Chelsea and Harvey Nichols and Taylors of Harrogate....English tea is Teh Awesome! Even Twinings is ok, although it's what the English export and not what the English drink.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 02:08 AM (kaalw)

435 DC, I always heard something more like if you can't be a good example, at least be a stern warning, or something like that.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:09 AM (SsG4J)

436 Good night Polliwog, sleep well and wake.

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 02:09 AM (yh0zB)

437 I have half a co-cola, but what sort of booze should be mixed with it?

Heathen! Heretic! Devil!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:10 AM (SsG4J)

438 Rum, bourbon or Southern Comfort.

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 02:10 AM (yh0zB)

439 I listened to Romney's acceptance speech yesterday and after five minutes, Ifell intoa coma and woke up with a long white beard.

Posted by: Mr. Wonderful at March 01, 2012 02:07 AM (z8HSj)

but he's electable *sobs*Personally, I can't wait to see who has an aneurysm first, Drew or Ace.

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 02:10 AM (M8yfa)

440 Yea, come on, DC.....Maryland is sorta Southern.....you never heard of SoCo CoCo?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:11 AM (SsG4J)

441 430
Now DC has a conundrum, I have half a co-cola, but what sort of booze should be mixed with it?

Posted by: suoʍoʇ uı ɔp at March 01, 2012 02:07 AM (I/cLr)


Cheap.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 02:12 AM (kaalw)

442 Cheap.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 02:12 AM (kaalw)

Kraken Rum, shit is dirt cheap

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 02:13 AM (M8yfa)

443 A couple of years back, I went to London on business and brought back £90 of English teas.

Envy is the lesser of 2 evils at this point!

I did get an Irish tea at the Irish Cultural Center gift store - our city has a "sister city" in Ireland.

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:13 AM (crQEo)

444 I didn't realize smoking was bad for bonsai. I have never met a Japanese man who didn't smoke, I wonder how they manage to grow them???

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:13 AM (SsG4J)

445 437
I have half a co-cola, but what sort of booze should be mixed with it?

Heathen! Heretic! Devil!


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:10 AM (SsG4J)


That's only if you're using the good booze.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 02:14 AM (kaalw)

446 Well, thanks, GGE, that really narrows it down. Jackass!

I think sailor jerry will get the honor.

Sorry, Tammy, but some of us morons are functional alcoholics. We just can't function without alcohol.

Posted by: suoʍoʇ uı ɔp at March 01, 2012 02:14 AM (I/cLr)

447 Bers, you workin' on anything tonight?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:14 AM (SsG4J)

448 Soco is so sweet when you mix it with the Coke tho.

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 02:14 AM (q/891)

449 I didn't realize smoking was bad for bonsai. I have
never met a Japanese man who didn't smoke, I wonder how they manage to
grow them???


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:13 AM (SsG4J)

really, pretty much everything kills them the first year or so. You just try try and try again till one lives

Posted by: The Dude at March 01, 2012 02:15 AM (M8yfa)

450 Wasting perfectly awesome Coke on tacky ol' liquor. I love ya anyway, but ya oughtta get you some generic soda for that sort of wickedness.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:15 AM (SsG4J)

451 I didn't realize smoking was bad for bonsai. I have
never met a Japanese man who didn't smoke, I wonder how they manage to
grow them???


It helps if you don't roll whatever it is you're trying to bonsai ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:17 AM (crQEo)

452 443
A couple of years back, I went to London on business and brought back £90 of English teas.

Envy is the lesser of 2 evils at this point!

I did get an Irish tea at the Irish Cultural Center gift store - our city has a "sister city" in Ireland.


Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:13 AM (crQEo)


Where are you at?

You can get Twinings in high-end grocery stores around here -- Drager's and Andronico's -- and you can get Taylors of Harrogate (better!) in a couple of ethnic markets. If you do tea daily, Indian grocery stores have a surprising selection of tasty teas that are quite inexpensive.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 02:17 AM (kaalw)

453
There is a Pole Dancing Academy not far from here,

reminds me of a episode on King of Queens, where the wifey was going re stimulate the romance by pole dancing for the hubby,,, didn't go well..

Do they push it for exercise, or sex sport out there MissT??

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 02:17 AM (KZLoo)

454 SoCo is pretty sweet regardless, isn't it? I haven't had any in a sweet forever, no pun intended. I don't think I have had any since Thor and I were dating, so that's like 23 years, maybe??? Longer than you been walking, just about!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:18 AM (SsG4J)

455 ""Bers, you workin' on anything tonight?""

Well I was doing a touchup on a 335 that had a top repair. Then I decided to stop there and just play the strats for awhile. I was brushing up on some old deep purple I used to know years ago. They really nail that tone good. I'm starting to really like these things.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 02:21 AM (FMbng)

456 Do they push it for exercise, or sex sport out there MissT??

I am going to guess exercise, since I live in a fairly swanky city (though I live in a run down section of it) but I can't say for sure.

I love to dance, and I am not above giving the man a show, but I have to draw the line at the pole. I am not sure why, it just seems beyond tacky.

Having said that, I have seen youtube videos, and those girls are amazing!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:21 AM (SsG4J)

457 Tammy, are you a witch? I was using co-cola as the generic. It's actually a diet pepsi. So I'm not hurting anything except my liver.

Also, soco coco is yummy, but it's also fight juice, so I haven't had it in many a moon.

Posted by: suoʍoʇ uı ɔp at March 01, 2012 02:21 AM (I/cLr)

458 Yea, come on, DC.....Maryland is sorta Southern.....you never heard of SoCo CoCo?


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:11 AM (SsG4J)


Southern MD In-Bred...anyone who was stationed at Pax River knows what I'm talking about.

Anything I can do to help DC.

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 02:22 AM (yh0zB)

459 I'm starting to really like these things.

I started laughing half way through your post, thinking you were gettin' the fever for sure!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:22 AM (SsG4J)

460
I didn't realize smoking was bad for bonsai. I have

never met a Japanese man who didn't smoke


That's why the bonsai is now a small short tree.. so the smoke goes over it...
It was originally 4 foot tall but the top 3 feet kept turning brown from the smoke so they whack the top off.. they can still smoke and bonsai not brown no more...

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 02:23 AM (KZLoo)

461 You were right Tammy, Alverstoke is in Frederica. Still don't know Sylvester's title since I'm not sure what to Bing.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 02:24 AM (zmm1+)

462 Where are you at?

Close to Phoenix ... several high end markets ... couple of Asian groceries with Indian teas ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:24 AM (crQEo)

463 I am having a home-brew IPA. Goooo-ooood!

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 02:24 AM (yh0zB)

464 Tammy, are you a witch?

Oh, you'd be surprised at the tales I could tell, laddie.

Pepsi is a fine swill to waste on booze, though I feel sorry for the booze!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:25 AM (SsG4J)

465 ""reminds me of a episode on King of Queens, where the wifey was going re
stimulate the romance by pole dancing for the hubby,,, didn't go well..""


Man she was a hottie, then she ballooned up.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 02:25 AM (FMbng)

466 GGE, spent time down that way...anyone that says MD is northern state hasn't been to the shore or to leonardtown area.

Posted by: suoʍoʇ uı ɔp at March 01, 2012 02:25 AM (I/cLr)

467 Salford! It's Salford, that's why you were thinking Sale!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:26 AM (SsG4J)

468 anyone that says MD is northern state hasn't been to the shore or to leonardtown area.

Posted by: suoʍoʇ uı ɔp at March 01, 2012 02:25 AM (I/cLr)


Roger that. Hell, I spent most of a Navy career in the Old South (VA, TN, FL) and Southern MD was probably the most South I've ever been.

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 02:27 AM (yh0zB)

469 Where is Upper Marlboro County? That had some fine Southern boys in it, if memory serves...mighty, mighty fine boys.

Lacrosse players, they were.

Rivaled soccer thighs, those lacrosse thighs.

Mercy.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:28 AM (SsG4J)

470 ''I started laughing half way through your post, thinking you were gettin' the fever for sure! ''


well lets not go overboard. lol


I like the modern improvements on the newer ones, but they are still harder to play than the gibsons or jacksons that I'm used to.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 02:29 AM (FMbng)

471 Is Polli still around? Adriane?

I want to talk about soccer thighs.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:29 AM (SsG4J)

472 Polli, you're doing this going-to-bed thing all wrong, but were glad to have you!

Tammy, the sailor will argue with you. Crummy booze and crummy soda go together like...fuck it I've got no metaphors.

Posted by: suoʍoʇ uı ɔp at March 01, 2012 02:29 AM (I/cLr)

473 Man she was a hottie, then she ballooned up. Posted by: Berserker


Agreed B'er,, I remember Howard Stern talking about it,, she got hot to get hitched, after marring some divorced dude she let it go... and go it did. But the early show she was teh hot...

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 02:31 AM (KZLoo)

474 You brew your own beer GGE? I'd always wsntedto give that a try.


Salford? I can't believe that doesn't sound more familiar since that book was my introduction to Heyer.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 02:31 AM (zmm1+)

475 but they are still harder to play than the gibsons or jacksons that I'm used to.

Well, but that just means your playing goes from being merely stellar clear to the stratosphere, right? (I denounce myself)

Seriously, though, do you think you benefit from them being harder to play? Or is it more a matter of bad mechanics?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:32 AM (SsG4J)

476 Hey Kids,

waddit I miss?

Posted by: jc at March 01, 2012 02:33 AM (ufJKx)

477 I want to talk about soccer thighs.

No hablo Ingles, Senora Tammy!

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:33 AM (crQEo)

478 My great-aunt had a farm on the shore, and the guys that worked it were the decendents of the slaves that that were owned by her ancestors.

The war happened, and no one cared. They changed the titles, and the workers got a paycheck. Other than that, it was 1850 in that town.

Posted by: suoʍoʇ uı ɔp at March 01, 2012 02:34 AM (I/cLr)

479 DC, I have noticed that crummy booze and crummy soda does in fact lead to arguing sailors......

Do you mean that they go well together or do not?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:34 AM (SsG4J)

480 Ok, I'm tired of the upside down thing

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:35 AM (I/cLr)

481 I keep coming back Tammy (like a slightly dopey puppy). Never was much good at the going to bed thing and I guess I missed you guys more than I realized.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 02:35 AM (zmm1+)

482 Can't it be both?

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:35 AM (I/cLr)

483 Polli, Sale and Salford are entirely too close together.

I think my gateway to Heyer was either Arabella or Friday's Child. I'm thinking Friday's Child.

I can never decide if Venetia or The Grand Sophy is my favorite, though.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:36 AM (SsG4J)

484 462
Where are you at?

Close to Phoenix ... several high end markets ... couple of Asian groceries with Indian teas ...


Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:24 AM (crQEo)


OK, so there's internet (e.g. http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.724686/sc.7/.f ), AJ's and Oakville Grocery might have something (but it won't be cheap).

In general, you don't want an Asian grocer with Indian teas, you want an Indian grocer with British teas.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 02:37 AM (kaalw)

485 Who is this Heyer you speak of?

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:38 AM (I/cLr)

486 I guess I missed you guys more than I realized

This place is soooo addictive. And comforting, in some sort of crazy way I have never understood. I guess like needs like!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:38 AM (SsG4J)

487 I can never decide if Venetia or The Grand Sophy is my favorite, though.

These Old Shades ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:39 AM (crQEo)

488 One of the biggest laughs we got in Saint Petersburg is that Lipton tea is popular there -- labeled in Russian, and with seriously bizarre flavors like "forest fruit".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 02:40 AM (kaalw)

489 Ok, heyer is a female version of larry flynt. Got it.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:40 AM (I/cLr)

490 Tammy, the sailor will argue with you. Crummy booze and crummy soda go together like...fuck it I've got no metaphors.

Posted by: suoʍoʇ uı ɔp at March 01, 2012 02:29 AM (I/cLr)


Like crummy booze and soda.

No Polli, I don't brew it, an old shipmate of mine brewed it and gave me some of it.

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 02:41 AM (yh0zB)

491 DC, she's not sailor material, I don't think, but she's my favorite author. A modern Jane Austen, though she's been dead since the 70s.....I prefer her to Austen, actually.

Polli, These Old Shades was good, but I prefer the Regencies. Of the powders, I preferred The Masqueraders, though the dialogue was stilted and the story line just a tad weird.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:42 AM (SsG4J)

492 I like both of those although they're quite different.


I know Sylvester was my first Heyer because I got it on tape from the library. It was an accident because I was on a "classics " kick and Sylvester had the same style package as Treasure Island that I got at the same time.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 02:42 AM (zmm1+)

493 Cthulhu, you been there? Cougar went when it was called Leningad.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:43 AM (I/cLr)

494 Tammy! Hi there. I hope the family stuff is going OK, all things considered. We'll rock out in L.A. on Sunday night in your honor.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 02:43 AM (bL28N)

495 Oh, definitely NOT Larry Flynt! Au contraire, mon cher.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:44 AM (SsG4J)

496 Never been to Russia, but I do have a couple of Commie rifles.

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 02:44 AM (yh0zB)

497 Lib!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, I was almost hoping you would be too busy to post. I am so bummed I"ll miss it.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:45 AM (SsG4J)

498 ""Seriously, though, do you think you benefit from them being harder to play? Or is it more a matter of bad mechanics?""


No benefit that I can think of. The best way I can say it is they are rattle traps. The fingerboard radius is improved, but its still hard to run lower action on them without certain amounts of buzzing, and the string pull is stiffer.You can do more with the flatter fingerboard radius of the gibsons. On the other hand strats have a tone that is distinct and nothing else sounds like them. I do have one strat here that plays pretty exceptional, and I can't figure out why, it defies logic. Its set up the same as my other ones.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 02:45 AM (FMbng)

499 Russians drink their tea so strong I get sick drinking it. I love making it, though.

At the last company I worked for, I almost provoked an International Incident by not serving the Ukrainian Prime Minister his tea first.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:46 AM (SsG4J)

500 John LOVED The Masqueraders. Of course it was the mad near genius of their father that was his favorite character, so that may be less common.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 02:47 AM (zmm1+)

501 Lib reader, hi!

Tammy, I'm just going by cover art on amazon. If you speak of georgette heyer, thani i stand by my statement.

GGE, they did make some nice weapons, and I have several on my wish list

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:48 AM (I/cLr)

502 Tammy, I was so looking forward to meeting you IRL! The Lib-Con AoSHQ ONT beer summit, right?? :-) Life acted stupidly and got in the way. We'll have to pull it off somehow another time.

February was The Month From F*cking Hell and I am not sad to see it go. Just got to L.A. and am ready to play bass for a living again, instead of all the accounting and benefit concert managing I've been doing all month.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 02:48 AM (bL28N)

503 I do dig the Strat tone, though to be honest, ever since you told me about tube amps, I wonder if that isn't the overall sound I like!

Do you think I'd have any better luck learning slide on a Gibbie?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:48 AM (SsG4J)

504 What's up DC. You're right side up again.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 02:49 AM (bL28N)

505 ""and am ready to play bass for a living again""



thats the spirit

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 02:49 AM (FMbng)

506 Tammy, I have GOT to hear that story

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:50 AM (I/cLr)

507 Guess what I found MissT?

http://tinyurl.com/72kcenk

Videos at the end of the BR. I have not seen them tho (work pwnt)

I'm Null- Mentoring 2 pilots right now, and one of them got in on the kills. So proud. Surprised he wasn't on this morning to :smug: it up

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 02:50 AM (q/891)

508 498 [] On the other hand strats have a tone that is
distinct and nothing else sounds like them. I do have one strat here
that plays pretty exceptional, and I can't figure out why, it defies
logic. Its set up the same as my other ones.


Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 02:45 AM (FMbng)
========
some of them are just magic. logic doesn't apply. I have a friend with a 1962 strat. It sounds great totally unplugged. I have no clue why. plug it in and holy shit the tone is just outrageous.

Posted by: jc at March 01, 2012 02:51 AM (ufJKx)

509 493
Cthulhu, you been there? Cougar went when it was called Leningad.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:43 AM (I/cLr)


We went last May. It was a wild trip -- from the two page visa application that wants to know about your prior employers, to the horrific consequences if you overstay your visa even if an Icelandic volcano is erupting. And Saint Petersburg itself is unbelievably gorgeous.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 02:52 AM (kaalw)

510 You're right about it being comforting here Tammy. For so long home was wherever John was and now with him gone I'm my kid's home but the HQ is mine. Which is why I get sort of panicky when it seems like everyone is fighting all the time. Yes, my life is lame. I can live with that.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 02:53 AM (zmm1+)

511 Hey Beserker. Read your comment about guitars, especially Strats being up and down. So true. Same with Fender basses too. Same model, even same production run, one can be great and one can be a dog. It's all about the wood that ends up in there, as I'm sure you know from taking them apart so many times. That's why I tell anyone who asks me about which axe to buy, I say forget about the model and specs. If you pick up a guitar and it feels *great* and you can't stop playing it, Do. Not. Wait. Buy it.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 02:53 AM (bL28N)

512 Ignore the cover art, DC, they are NOT bodice rippers. I hate that crap! Tho they are romance novels, but so dry and witty and quintessentially British.

**********************

Polli, YES, he is one of my favorite of her characters. And of course I also identified with the Amazonian female and her Mountain. Especially since I ended up with a Mountain of my very own.

************************

Lib, I am even sorrier that you had the month from Hell, too. February is thankfully behind us!

And we will meet up FOR SURE soon, I hope.

Wife and Boss Cat both well?



Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:53 AM (SsG4J)

513 Well roonz and roonettez, my pillow is calling. Tomorrow it will be sunny and in the 70s and I intend to enjoy it to it's fullest since Friday and Saturday it is going to be rainy. See you all tomorrow night!

Posted by: GGE, Exclusive Member of the ONT at March 01, 2012 02:54 AM (yh0zB)

514 Lib, whatever side I have up is the right side. Or something. Next month will be better,I swear. Spring is coming, I can almost feel the warmth.

Also, bers, Zakn, jc...howdy.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:55 AM (I/cLr)

515 ""I do dig the Strat tone, though to be honest, ever since you told me
about tube amps, I wonder if that isn't the overall sound I like!

Do you think I'd have any better luck learning slide on a Gibbie?""


Tube amps are a must, period. Nothing sounds like them. As far as slide goes, I know as much about slide as Julius Caesar knew about our space program. I couldn't tell you. Gibsons have a 24 3/4" scale, fenders are 25 1/2. I don't know whats better for slide.

there is no slide in metal. lol

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 02:55 AM (FMbng)

516 Lunch time. Don't let the thread die


Steak. Mashed Potatos, Lima beans.

\o/

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 02:57 AM (q/891)

517 Zakn, no way! With TEST too? Shoud I look for you??

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:57 AM (SsG4J)

518 Tube amps are a must, period. Nothing sounds like
them. As far as slide goes, I know as much about slide as Julius Caesar
knew about our space program. I couldn't tell you. Gibsons have a 24
3/4" scale, fenders are 25 1/2. I don't know whats better for slide.

there is no slide in metal. lol


Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 02:55 AM (FMbng)


I'd suspect that slide worried more about the radius of the fingerboard than its length.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 02:57 AM (kaalw)

519 Pizza w/onion, green pepper, and pineapple, salad, lemon sorbet ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 02:59 AM (crQEo)

520 Polli, just try and ignore the fighting. They will eventually stop. Especially here on the ONT. The daywalkers are brutal, though, lord.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 02:59 AM (SsG4J)

521 Polli, I don't wanna pry, but do I understand your John has left us?

If so, my deepest sympathies.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 02:59 AM (I/cLr)

522 Tammy, Boss Cat has made a FULL recovery. He is back to the good old pain-in-the-ass wake-us-up-every-morning-because-he's-hungry SOB he used to be. Wife could not be more thrilled. OK, I'm happy about it too. :-) Someone will have to tell Gushie about it, she sent over some good vibes as well.

How about you, health-wise? Two steps forward, hopefully?

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 02:59 AM (bL28N)

523 jc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:00 AM (SsG4J)

524 Hey Tammy. Good to see your written form. Your letters and spaces are looking simply stunning this evening.

Posted by: jc at March 01, 2012 03:01 AM (ufJKx)

525 Oh shit Tammy, I never got 12 exclamation points.

Now I know where I stand,,,,*hangs head*

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 03:02 AM (I/cLr)

526
""Hey Beserker. Read your comment about guitars, especially Strats being
up and down. So true. Same with Fender basses too. Same model, even same
production run, one can be great and one can be a dog. It's all about
the wood that ends up in there, as I'm sure you know from taking them
apart so many times. That's why I tell anyone who asks me about which
axe to buy, I say forget about the model and specs. If you pick up a
guitar and it feels *great* and you can't stop playing it, Do. Not.
Wait. Buy it""


yeah thats about right. The wood is everything, but then you got the fretjobs and actual build quality too, basically the human element. I have build pairs of classical guitars from the same frigging planks of wood. I cut the backs, sides, and tops from the same billets, sliced off next to each other, and the finished guitars still had slight differences in tone. Its very hard to get 2 identical guitars in any given batch.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 03:02 AM (FMbng)

527 DC - yep, it was 70 in Nashville when I left today. Freak show tornado weather. That counts for Spring down there!

I'll be in UK/Europe/Middle East all March. So I thought I'd pop in before I took off.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 03:02 AM (bL28N)

528 Lib, that is AWESOME! A bright spot in February, at least!!!!! Gushie's vibes are bound to have helped.

And yes, I am doing pretty good; very good, actually. I maybe able to get back to work soon, for which I am deeply grateful, yet dreading at the same time.

One grows accustomed to staying up late yakking with the coolest people on the planet!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:02 AM (SsG4J)

529 Berserker - yep, what you said. Guitars are voodoo. If anything happened to my main axe (11 years and running) I think I'd open up my veins. It's literally irreplaceable.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 03:03 AM (bL28N)

530 My letters and spaces thank you most gracioulsy, kind sir!



Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:04 AM (SsG4J)

531 Nashville??? Good lord I miss that town. I was looking at real estate there last weekend.

Do you live there full time?

If you get to Egypt, say hi to my brother and sister in law.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 03:05 AM (I/cLr)

532 DC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:05 AM (SsG4J)

533 529
Berserker - yep, what you said. Guitars are voodoo. If anything happened
to my main axe (11 years and running) I think I'd open up my veins.
It's literally irreplaceable.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 03:03 AM (bL28N)

=========
being a curious sort of bear, I dare ask -- what are you playing?

Posted by: jc at March 01, 2012 03:06 AM (ufJKx)

534 ""I'd suspect that slide worried more about the radius of the fingerboard than its length.""



yeah see thats what I don't know. Are you better off with 7 1/4" fender radius or the flatter 12" radius of a gibson. I don't play slide so I have no clue. Is it better to have almost a violin effect of the fender radius where each string almost has its own height, or do you want the strings closer to an even plane. I don't know.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 03:06 AM (FMbng)

535 And yes, I am doing pretty good; very good, actually. I maybe able to get back to work soon, for which I am deeply grateful, yet dreading at the same time.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:02 AM (SsG4J)


You will do fine, as long as you remember not to call a co-worker a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

Or propose a hobo hunt.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 03:06 AM (bxiXv)

536 Tammy, that's awesome news! Chair or no chair?

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 03:06 AM (bL28N)

537 Alas MissT I did not get in on the fight. Sad panda

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:08 AM (ehMV3)

538 No chair! Well, we'll see what work says, but I am chairless around town here, and can even walk without Thor's hand. (Not that that happens often, but I CAN if need be, lol!)

Pretty unsteady to those not used to seeing how I was before, and my employer may prefer me to be it the wheelchair til Iam fully steady, but a vast improvement overall.

And I work in aerospace, so I can call a SCOAMF a SCOAMF without fear of reprisal!


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:10 AM (SsG4J)

539 DC - I "live" in Nashville, but travel over half the year. So that's as full-time as it gets. Great, great city, no traffic, great people, low cost of living and still cosmopolitan in a charming, quaint kind of way. Kind of a blue-red paradise if you think about it for a sec. But I'm only getting as far as Turkey and Israel, no Egypt this time.

JC - It's a Mike Lull Modern 5-String. Small shop in Seattle that makes less than 200 basses a year. For my money, the best-made, best-sounding, best-playing 5-string jazz bass out there today.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 03:10 AM (bL28N)

540 You're not prying DC, it can be confusing trying to figure out what everyone else already knows.

John passed from cancer about 18 months ago, about the same time as GGE's wife. It's been a rough couple of years around here for a lot of people I guess.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 03:10 AM (zmm1+)

541 Dark Lord!!!!! (Carefully doles out exclamation points)

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:11 AM (SsG4J)

542 Night, everybody.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 03:11 AM (I/cLr)

543 No chair!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:10 AM (SsG4J)

*Like*

That's fookin' awesome.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:11 AM (4ixH5)

544 Well, dang it Zakn, what is the point of me watching the dang video then?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:11 AM (SsG4J)

545 Good night, DC.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:12 AM (4ixH5)

546 541 Dark Lord!!!!! (Carefully doles out exclamation points)
Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:11 AM (SsG4J)


I'm just digitally passing by but I could not resist saying hi this time, Tammy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 03:12 AM (bxiXv)

547 Night, DC ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 03:12 AM (crQEo)

548 ""If anything happened to my main axe (11 years and running) I think I'd open up my veins. It's literally irreplaceable""



yeah I kinda solved that by hording shitloads of the same model in the hopes of beating the laws of averages. lol

I got lucky to where I did manage to get 2 les pauls that were damn near genetic twins, and a few V's that are very similar, but it was a major task. Sometimes you get freaks too. My cheapest neck thru jackson rhoads V was made in japan in the early 90's, and for some reason it feels and sounds better than my USA ones of around the same era. I have yet to find one quite like that.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 03:13 AM (FMbng)

549 Good night, DC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sleep well. Hug the Cougar tight.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:13 AM (SsG4J)

550 Later DC.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 03:13 AM (bL28N)

551 Well, thank you, Dark Lord. I do wish you could stay longer, though. HOw shall we best tempt you?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:14 AM (SsG4J)

552 Oh look, Game Of Thrones blu pre-order at Amazon for $35, and standard DVD pre-order for $30.

Hhhmmm....

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:15 AM (4ixH5)

553 Polli has the best kids, seriously. Obviously superior genes on both sides of the pool.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:15 AM (SsG4J)

554 How shall we best tempt you?

Boobies ... pizza ... winning lottery tickets ... free guitar lessons ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 03:16 AM (crQEo)

555 Hmmmm....I keep thinking Thor might like GoT.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:17 AM (SsG4J)

556 Lib, if given half a chance to move back there, we would be neighbors in a second. And, I'm still working on it.

Polli, I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm certain I wouldn't be as upbeat as you are if I lost Cougar.

Sleep safe, y'all.

Posted by: DC in Towson at March 01, 2012 03:17 AM (I/cLr)

557 All I have to say about this season of game of thrones is that somebody better kill that little fucking prick joffrey in a very nasty horrible way, or I'm gonna be pissed.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 03:18 AM (FMbng)

558 Not sure about the pizza, but boobehs and guitar lessons might reel him back!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:18 AM (SsG4J)

559 Night DC. Hello Darklord.


The _cat_ is telling me it's time for bed. I hate to miss out on Tammy time (better watch it Tammy or you'll find yourself adopted and wondering how to get rid of me ) but I suppose I should listen to the cat.

Posted by: Polliwog, Teahada hobbit at March 01, 2012 03:19 AM (zmm1+)

560 And guns. Bare boobehed girls with guns is what we need here.

And a horrible death for joffrey.

And some bearskin rugs and soccer thighs.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:19 AM (SsG4J)

561 Why do you love TEST lol

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:20 AM (ehMV3)

562 Oh, Polli.....I hate to see you go! I herewith adopt you.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:20 AM (SsG4J)

563 551 Well, thank you, Dark Lord. I do wish you could stay longer, though. HOw shall we best tempt you?
Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:14 AM (SsG4J)


You want me to go, you just don't know it.

I'll be back, sooner or later (or both). I just have things to do.

I was exhausted and sick today, so I can't think properly. Tomorrow will be better. And for you, too.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 03:21 AM (bxiXv)

564 Zakn, TEST are the funny ones, aren't they?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:21 AM (SsG4J)

565 And some bearskin rugs and soccer thighs.


Hey I was on the soccer team in high school.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 03:21 AM (FMbng)

566 Tammy: No chair!!! That is so, so cool. Congrats. Been waiting to hear that for a while.

That's called leaving on a good note. Night all.

Posted by: A Liberal AoSHQ Reader, Really! at March 01, 2012 03:22 AM (bL28N)

567
Prez putt should be sporting some of them '41 army pantaloons.. he'd look rather dashing on the greens and it would match his ears...

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 03:22 AM (KZLoo)

568 Good night, Polli. Sleep well.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:22 AM (4ixH5)

569 Hunh!

Posted by: Rocky at March 01, 2012 03:23 AM (kaalw)

570 Good night, Lib!

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:23 AM (4ixH5)

571 Well, damn, February can't get gone quick enough....sounds like yours was bad, too, Mero.

Someone alert Maet that we will need barebreasted, gun-totin' wimmenz tomorrow night.

Strictly for healing purposes, nothing lascivious intended, of course.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:23 AM (SsG4J)

572 Good night, Lib.......my best to K. And since this is probably it for awhile.....have FUN Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:24 AM (SsG4J)

573 Hey I was on the soccer team in high school.

You are gonna be the death of me, you are.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:25 AM (SsG4J)

574 ""Prez putt should be sporting some of them '41 army pantaloons.. he'd
look rather dashing on the greens and it would match his ears...""



Thats some funny shit.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 03:26 AM (FMbng)

575 If I had this:

http://tinyurl.com/756yt4e

I could solve my other problems.

Then I could spend all night here.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 03:26 AM (bxiXv)

576 Well, her legs are kinda short, but I can see where a fella might not need much else in life if he had her around.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:27 AM (SsG4J)

577 575
If I had this:



http://tinyurl.com/756yt4e



I could solve my other problems.



Then I could spend all night here.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 03:26 AM (bxiXv)

==========
yeah, but ..... If you had that, why on earth would you want to spend nights here?

Posted by: jc at March 01, 2012 03:28 AM (ufJKx)

578 TEST are cool duders. Scammed a guy out of $1000

http://tinyurl.com/72peuso

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:29 AM (q/891)

579 ""You are gonna be the death of me, you are.""



Shit, I'm glad I didn't mention that the legs by some miracle stayed with me over the years. Good thing too, because the rest is a frigging bastard to maintain. When I get lazy I pay for it.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 03:30 AM (FMbng)

580 576 Well, her legs are kinda short, but I can see where a fella might not need much else in life if he had her around.
Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:27 AM (SsG4J)


Ehh, first search result for guns + woman + money. It's the idea that counts.

Also, my legs are short, too.

yeah, but ..... If you had that, why on earth would you want to spend nights here?
Posted by: jc at March 01, 2012 03:28 AM (ufJKx)


Depends on whether she's nocturnal or diurnal. Gingers are tricky that way.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 03:30 AM (bxiXv)

581 why on earth would you want to spend nights here?

She's gotta sleep some time, jc!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:30 AM (SsG4J)

582 Shit, I'm glad I didn't mention that the legs by some miracle stayed with me over the years.

Yep, damn good thing you didn't mention that, that way there I won't be awake in my bunk all night!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:33 AM (SsG4J)

583 Gingers are tricky that way.

We're tricky in more ways than just that, Mister Dark Lord Sith thing.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:35 AM (SsG4J)

584 If I had this:

http://tinyurl.com/756yt4e

I could solve my other problems.

Then I could spend all night here.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 03:26 AM (bxiXv)


This meaning the girl, this the gun or this the money?

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:35 AM (4ixH5)

585 Or this meaning the high heeled boots?

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:36 AM (4ixH5)

586 Robert, thank God. I was afraid it was just me and Bers for a minute, and I would bring shame on us all.

You will share the shame with me.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:37 AM (SsG4J)

587 Oh, hell, that didn't come out right.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:37 AM (SsG4J)

588 Silly ... he means the ability to post jpegs on the intertubes ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 03:37 AM (crQEo)

589 I'm here. Always Watching.



Always

Posted by: Justin Observer at March 01, 2012 03:38 AM (q/891)

590 This meaning the girl, this the gun or this the money?
Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:35 AM (4ixH5)


In order, the girl, the money.

I have enough guns.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 03:38 AM (bxiXv)

591 Oh, hell, that didn't come out right.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:37 AM (SsG4J)



Uh huh.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:38 AM (4ixH5)

592 Oh good, another 'ette.

And Justin, too of course.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:39 AM (SsG4J)

593 he means the ability to post jpegs on the intertubes ...


Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 03:37 AM (crQEo)


Can't go a day without peggin' some J's.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:40 AM (4ixH5)

594 lemme see if I can figure out how to show MissT my tie fighter

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:41 AM (q/891)

595 YES, please! I never got far enough to get my zoomie.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:42 AM (SsG4J)

596 show MissT my tie fighter

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:41 AM (q/891)




YES, please!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:42 AM (SsG4J)





People, people, learn to control yourselves!

Posted by: Erik Erickson at March 01, 2012 03:45 AM (4ixH5)

597 People, people, learn to control yourselves!

Look, I am doing my best. I have to see Zakn's tie fighter to help me keep my mind off berserker's soccer thighs. That's just the way it is.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:47 AM (SsG4J)

598 That's just the way it is.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:47 AM (SsG4J)


We'll have to put your self-restraint to the test.

BEHOLD!

http://tinyurl.com/7qsxd5j

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:50 AM (4ixH5)

599 I have to see Zakn's tie fighter to help me keep my mind off berserker's soccer thighs. That's just the way it is.


You sure about that MissTams?? I could of swore it was B'er's legs before,,, now you up to the thighs!!!!!

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 03:51 AM (KZLoo)

600 Now to test Bean's ability to avoid an NSFW link...

SHAZAM!

http://tinyurl.com/6whmtm2

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:52 AM (4ixH5)

601 Tie fighter?

I got a big Type VI Corellian SSD. It's in the shop, though.

Upgrades, it didn't break down or anything.

Last time a fuckin' Solo outruns me.

Here's a pic from the last time I was in the Bay Area.

http://tinyurl.com/6wpsqa3

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 03:53 AM (bxiXv)

602 And to test Zakn's ability to pick his jaw up off the floor.

KAZOW!

http://tinyurl.com/6psu9t3

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:54 AM (4ixH5)

603 Here we go

http://tinyurl.com/78uao3g

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:54 AM (ehMV3)

604 Holy Mother of God....it's going to take the combination of bers' legs andZakn's tie fighter to counteractthe Tebow effeect.'

JHC. That boy done stole Thor's 30 year old shoulders.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:54 AM (SsG4J)

605 ""I got a big Type VI Corellian SSD. It's in the shop, though.""


I always wanted a bumper sticker that says "my other car is a deathstar"

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 03:55 AM (FMbng)

606 Here's a pic from the last time I was in the Bay Area.



http://tinyurl.com/6wpsqa3

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 03:53 AM (bxiXv)

All I see is a pie plate.

Posted by: Project Blue Book at March 01, 2012 03:55 AM (4ixH5)

607
SHAZAM!


BUMPERS,,, i mean Boobehs lot 'o boobeh... I only get denied at the steaming pron

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 03:56 AM (KZLoo)

608 Damn thats some cool shit Roberto

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:56 AM (q/891)

609 http://tinyurl.com/78uao3g

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:54 AM (ehMV3)

Sadness and lamentations...work blocked.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:56 AM (4ixH5)

610 Well, damn, son.....did you build that??????

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:56 AM (SsG4J)

611 I assembled it. I have 3 more to do

X-Wing, Millennium Falcon, and Imperial Shuttle

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:57 AM (q/891)

612 That boy done stole Thor's 30 year old shoulders.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:54 AM (SsG4J)

All I know is his girlfriend is stupidly hot.
http://tinyurl.com/6n2v5v6

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:58 AM (4ixH5)

613 Damn. Those melons have thier own Gravitational Constant.

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:58 AM (q/891)

614 Zakn, that is just way beyond cool. How long did it take??????

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:59 AM (SsG4J)

615 I only get denied at the steaming pron


Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 03:56 AM (KZLoo)

Occupy the IT Department!



Damn thats some cool shit Roberto

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:56 AM (q/891)


I'd love to walk through it all Godzilla like.
RAARRRGGHHHH!!!!

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 03:59 AM (4ixH5)

616 Not his girlfriend, but she is adorable.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:59 AM (SsG4J)

617 I always wanted a bumper sticker that says "my other car is a deathstar"

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 03:55 AM (FMbng)


What's stopping you?

All I see is a pie plate.
Posted by: Project Blue Book at March 01, 2012 03:55 AM (4ixH5)


You people have been off the payroll since the whole "crash dummies from a balloon" thing. Even fucking Phil Klass didn't buy that one.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:00 AM (bxiXv)

618 Those melons have thier own Gravitational Constant.

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 03:58 AM (q/891)


I know, everytime I click on the image I can't take my lips off the screen.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:00 AM (4ixH5)

619 Not his girlfriend,


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 03:59 AM (SsG4J)


DIBS!

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:01 AM (4ixH5)

620 Robert, you take her, I'll take him. Works for me, even if it makes me a perverse old woman.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:03 AM (SsG4J)

621 You people have been off the payroll since the whole
"crash dummies from a balloon" thing. Even fucking Phil Klass didn't
buy that one.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:00 AM (bxiXv)


Your car now has a trade in value of a buck and a quarter.
We bid you good day, sir!

Posted by: Kelley Blue Book at March 01, 2012 04:04 AM (4ixH5)

622 Perhaps I will ask Zakn if I can borrow his tie fighter, to amuse the child while I sleep?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:04 AM (SsG4J)

623 That tie fighter is bad ass.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:05 AM (FMbng)

624 Your car now has a trade in value of a buck and a quarter.
We bid you good day, sir!
Posted by: Kelley Blue Book at March 01, 2012 04:04 AM (4ixH5)


SOLD!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:05 AM (bxiXv)

625 Works for me, even if it makes me a perverse old woman.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:03 AM (SsG4J)


can't blame a woman for knowin' what she likes.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:06 AM (4ixH5)

626 Those lego toys are getting more and more impressive. They are about to merge with models.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:06 AM (bxiXv)

627 Occupy the IT Department!


I am the IT Dept this time of night... and they use to trust me with the proxy/web server passwords... now not so much...

not that I abused the privileged or anything..

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 04:06 AM (KZLoo)

628 Behold perfection:

http://tinyurl.com/7wycvb4


Amirite, Adriane???


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:06 AM (SsG4J)

629 All I know is his girlfriend is stupidly hot.
http://tinyurl.com/6n2v5v6



oh my, those are some hypnotic mofos aren't they.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:07 AM (FMbng)

630 SOLD!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:05 AM (bxiXv)

We're wondering if your car has enough room to store 15 four foot tall humanoid...uh, pie plates.

Posted by: Project Blue Book at March 01, 2012 04:08 AM (4ixH5)

631 I am the IT Dept this time of night...


Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 04:06 AM (KZLoo)


Oh. Uh, well, carry on then.

Posted by: Jorge Soros at March 01, 2012 04:10 AM (4ixH5)

632 We're wondering if your car has enough room to store 15 four foot tall humanoid...uh, pie plates.
Posted by: Project Blue Book at March 01, 2012 04:08 AM (4ixH5)


Are they stackable? Do they fold?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:10 AM (bxiXv)

633 There is a woeful lack of Tebow thigh pictures on the interwebz.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:11 AM (SsG4J)

634 ""Those lego toys are getting more and more impressive. They are about to merge with models.""


hell ,I want to fabricate a full size tie fighter out of sheet metal and fucking party in it.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:11 AM (FMbng)

635 The Tie fighter was extremely simple. Maybe an Hour or so.

The X-wing is a bit more difficult.

The last two are going to be fairly arduous builds (2000+ pieces)

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 04:11 AM (q/891)

636
Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:06 AM (SsG4J)

Thanks to SCIENCE! We now have the two fittest human male specimens combined into one. Introducing...TIME HASSELHOFF!
http://tinyurl.com/cqj6pny

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:12 AM (4ixH5)

637 Cancelled all paper subscriptions in 1999.
Never looked back- all they sell is junk.
Much like Hollywood.

...and they wonder why their revenues are declining?

Posted by: backhoe at March 01, 2012 04:13 AM (QROim)

638 We interrupt Tebow Time for....

Backhoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:14 AM (SsG4J)

639 Are they stackable? Do they fold?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:10 AM (bxiXv)

I'll tell you what they don't do. They don't burn well at all.

Posted by: The US Air Force at March 01, 2012 04:14 AM (4ixH5)

640 Robert, just when I think you're my favorite Moron, you go and post two dudes kissing and fubared Tebow mashups.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:16 AM (SsG4J)

641 Backhoe, how have you been?

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:16 AM (SsG4J)

642 Tim Tebow's reaction when discovering the time machine experiment involves sending him back in time to wrestle velociraptors.

http://tinyurl.com/6mwl7rf

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:17 AM (4ixH5)

643 MissT has favorites?

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 04:18 AM (q/891)

644 hell ,I want to fabricate a full size tie fighter out of sheet metal and fucking party in it.
Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:11 AM (FMbng)


Were I crazy-ass rich, I would have a house with a large area like a hangar and several bedrooms that looked like various space fighters "docked" there.

You would walk down a catwalk "hallway" and climb into the "fighters" to go to your bedroom.

Because I'm a geek.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:18 AM (bxiXv)

645 Tim Tebow rehearsing for the new sure to be a hit Broadway production, Tebow of Arabia!

http://tinyurl.com/7yv3bhs

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:18 AM (4ixH5)

646 I'll tell you what they don't do. They don't burn well at all.
Posted by: The US Air Force at March 01, 2012 04:14 AM (4ixH5)


Try a fusion torch.

I can rent you one.

Actually, Rum has it, but I can get it back on short notice.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:19 AM (bxiXv)

647 You've seen that Helicopter made into a place to live right Mero?

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 04:20 AM (q/891)

648 you go and post two dudes kissing and fubared Tebow mashups.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:16 AM (SsG4J)


Let me make it up to ya.
http://tinyurl.com/8xu6zt7

And here, Tim Tebow after overclocking his brain.
http://tinyurl.com/74lwvap

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:20 AM (4ixH5)

649 MissT has favorites?

Shhhhhh, don't tell the others, she likes the ones with hazel eyes.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:20 AM (SsG4J)

650 Try a fusion torch.



I can rent you one.



Actually, Rum has it, but I can get it back on short notice.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:19 AM (bxiXv)

Certainly, but we should warn you that under this Administration our fusion torch rental budget has been reduced to a mere $875,000,000 dollars. American, in case there's any confusion. Next year it might be Canadian. You never know with these guys.

Posted by: The US Air Force at March 01, 2012 04:23 AM (4ixH5)

651 637
Cancelled all paper subscriptions in 1999.
Never looked back- all they sell is junk.
Much like Hollywood.

...and they wonder why their revenues are declining?


Posted by: backhoe at March 01, 2012 04:13 AM (QROim)


I used to have a morning routine where I read the paper, had breakfast and tea, as I collected myself in the morning.

Election day 2008, I decided that every dollar I sent to those schmucks ended up financing evil. The end. Haven't really missed it.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 04:23 AM (kaalw)

652 Tim Tebow performs some impressive feats of strength.

http://tinyurl.com/6tr6sfj

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:23 AM (4ixH5)

653 Good Morning ONT Morons. Thought I would drop by for a quicky before heading to The City.

Print Newspapers. Hah! At one time or another I have subscribed to everyone of them in this area of the State. I dropped the first one because I was living in an apartment and others thought my paper belonged to them. At the time I wasn't too offended by the bias. I dropped the second one because it got so outrageous I couldn't stomach it any more. With my cancellation I told them if I wanted a Democrat Promo rag I would contribute the money to that party and get their news letters.

And the last one was a bi-weekly local rag which was just fine until the original founding editor retired and sold it to the McClatchy group. It went immediately from a small Southern town conservative paper to a Democrat PR rag. I cancelled it shortly thereafter.

All my magazine subscriptions went the same way. When Consumer Reports became more concerned with how "green" some POS was vs how well it worked they went into the shitter. When Discover caught the AGW fraud I dumped them. I will not mention Time, Newsweek, and USA Today.

On the drowning due to bureaucratic shit score we had almost the same shit happen in CA a few months ago. It is insane.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:24 AM (YdQQY)

654 647 You've seen that Helicopter made into a place to live right Mero?
Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 04:20 AM (q/891)


I've seen helicopters, planes, trains, and even a submarine.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:25 AM (bxiXv)

655 Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:20 AM (4ixH5)

Okay, the first one gets you back in my good graces.

I wanna rub my face in his belly. I do, I admit it. And lick my way down that hairline. And then nibble that flabby bit on each side of him.


He is just perfect. He is muscled, but he's got that layer of....I dunno if fat is the right word, but whatever it is, it keeps him from looking TOO muscly.

And his body hair is yumtastical. Well, he could use a little more chest hair to be honest, but that belly hair, lord.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:27 AM (SsG4J)

656 ""Were I crazy-ass rich, I would have a house with a large area like a
hangar and several bedrooms that looked like various space fighters
"docked" there.



You would walk down a catwalk "hallway" and climb into the "fighters" to go to your bedroom.



Because I'm a geek.""



Oh the shit I would do if I was rich. One thing I wouldn't do is pull a michael jackson and build a fucking homo ferris wheel. All that money and its the best he came up with?? A ferris wheel?

I would have a castle, and a moat, and an atmospheric dome, and a private army, a game room that looked like a space port, and a metal club with all my gear permanently parked on stage, and a naked chick chauffeur driving me around the property in a fucking army tank.

yeah man, screw the ferris wheel.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:27 AM (FMbng)

657 Even I've lived in a submarine

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 04:28 AM (q/891)

658 On the drowning due to bureaucratic shit score we had almost the same shit happen in CA a few months ago. It is insane.
Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:24 AM (YdQQY)


Literally speaking, yes (though they had a better excuse, the guy was irrational and potentially dangerous, and secondly they weren't so many or so close), but metaphorically it's an ongoing process in California - we're drowning in bureaucratic bullshit on a daily basis.

That was a long sentence. Also, you're up damned early.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:28 AM (bxiXv)

659 I will not mention Time, Newsweek, and USA Today.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:24 AM (YdQQY)


Good morning, Vic.


Wait a second...USA Today delivers to places other than hotels?

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:28 AM (4ixH5)

660 our fusion torch Next year it might be Canadian. You never know with these guys.


Yeah and I hear they power theirs with bacon,,, so buy pork futures..

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 04:28 AM (KZLoo)

661 Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:27 AM (FMbng)

The dude was wierd and liked to fuck kids. Thats why he got a ferris wheel

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 04:29 AM (q/891)

662 Were I crazy-ass rich, I would have a dozen Tim Tebow clones.

And Thor to make them all behave. Or maybe to make me behave?

And lots of perfume and flowers and candles.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:30 AM (SsG4J)

663 Amirite, Adriane???

not bad but ...

http://tinyurl.com/88hv4q4

is a touch better ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 04:30 AM (crQEo)

664 He is just perfect. He is muscled, but he's got that
layer of....I dunno if fat is the right word, but whatever it is, it
keeps him from looking TOO muscly.

And his body hair is yumtastical. Well, he could use a little more chest hair to be honest, but that belly hair, lord.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:27 AM (SsG4J)

Are you feeling okay? Do you need to cool down?

Posted by: Robert standing by with a bucket of cold water at March 01, 2012 04:30 AM (4ixH5)

665 ""The dude was wierd and liked to fuck kids. Thats why he got a ferris wheel""


Oh right, I forgot, he thought he was peter pan.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:30 AM (FMbng)

Posted by: Robert standing by with a bucket of cold water at March 01, 2012 04:30 AM (4ixH5)

667 An army tank would be cool, actually. With a permanently naked Thor to drive me all around and make me behave.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:31 AM (SsG4J)

668 651
637

Cancelled all paper subscriptions in 1999.
Never looked back- all they sell is junk.
Much like Hollywood.

...and they wonder why their revenues are declining?




Posted by: backhoe at March 01, 2012 04:13 AM (QROim)


I used to have a morning routine where I read the paper, had breakfast and tea, as I collected myself in the morning.

Election
day 2008, I decided that every dollar I sent to those schmucks ended up
financing evil. The end. Haven't really missed it.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 04:23 AM (kaalw)

=========

I quit in the early 90's for several reasons. 1) I came to realize that they were only interested in my glands and not my mind. One person worded it this way, "if they have the choice between shedding light and applying heat they will apply heat every time." It turns out that if I don't start my day with someone deliberately trying to piss me off, I spend a lot less time pissed off.
2) in my job, I know something about 1%-2% of the stuff that hits the paper long before it hits the paper. The stories they would write would be unrecognizable compared to the truth if you knew the truth. Oddly enough, all the facts would be actually true, but they are assembled in such a dumbshit way that they stop having any real relationship to the truth. So, it finally occurred to me, "If what I know about is some grossly misunderstood by the folks writing the paper, why in hell should I let them have so much control over my opinion about the other 98-99%? That's just dumb on my part."

3) Their politics just suck. Complete Slavery party worship at the cost of all other things. After a while I could not in good conscience continue to give my quarter to such assholes. They might be rich without me, but they are going to get all their money from some other than me. Fuck 'em. And when enough people decide the same thing, they will be flat broke and it serves the fuckers right.

Posted by: jc at March 01, 2012 04:32 AM (ufJKx)

669 Oh right, I forgot, he thought he was peter pan.


Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:30 AM (FMbng)

You reminded me of this.
http://pixyland.org/peterpan/

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:32 AM (4ixH5)

670 Are you feeling okay? Do you need to cool down?

Oh hell yes I do. And Thor is snoring. He has to get up at 4. I suppose I'd better leave him be.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:32 AM (SsG4J)

671 Note to self. Women seem to warm up after 1 am.

That could come in handy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:33 AM (bxiXv)

672 not bad but ...

http://tinyurl.com/88hv4q4

is a touch better ...


Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 04:30 AM (crQEo)

Which reminds me, I really should start watching Farscape again.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:33 AM (4ixH5)

673 Doomsday Preps for the economic co0llapse on the horizon? As I have been repeating over and over, the best short term thing you can do is make sure you live away from large urban population centers. I have decided a minimum of 30 miles is in order for logistical reasons. And no, living in a high density area and "arming up" is not practical.

But that is not all. The 30 miles is intended to give you time to load up and get out to an alternate location. Personally I want to go Galt and move to WY which satisfies two criteria in one action. But alas, it is not to be because can not get wifey to agree. I do not live within 30 miles of a large urban area but the county I live in is small area-wise and has 70,000 people, so it is just as bad.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:33 AM (YdQQY)

674 Vic, hey! Didn't thinbkwe were gonna have the pleasure today. God bless you and Mrs Vic.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:34 AM (SsG4J)

675 Oh hell yes I do. And Thor is snoring. He has to get up at 4. I suppose I'd better leave him be.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:32 AM (SsG4J)

Well if you wait a couple of hours...no, no, I shouldn't be encouraging such debauched behavior.
No, yes I should.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:34 AM (4ixH5)

676 I shouldn't be encouraging such debauched behavior.

You mean you really aren't holding a bucket of cold water ?!?

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 04:36 AM (crQEo)

677 Adriane, have at him. He is darling, for sure.

Robert has a bucket of cold water at the ready, should we need it.

I am about to need it, myself.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:36 AM (SsG4J)

678 You mean you really aren't holding a bucket of cold water ?!?


Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 04:36 AM (crQEo)

Well, it's more like a styrofoam cup.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:37 AM (4ixH5)

679 I am not much of a judge of men's appearances as it disinterests me, but if I had to look like of of them folks it would be Ben Browder.

Though maybe with the muscle tone of Steve Bacic in later Andromeda episodes (though I hope my scriptwriters are better - gads).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:37 AM (bxiXv)

680 Well if you wait a couple of hours

I cannot wait a couple of hours. I have never been good at waiting.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:38 AM (SsG4J)

681 ""Which reminds me, I really should start watching Farscape again.



yeah man. The shit I would let claudia black do to me. In space nobody can hear you scream. lol

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:38 AM (FMbng)

682 Well if you wait a couple of hours...no, no, I shouldn't be encouraging such debauched behavior.
No, yes I should.


Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:34 AM (4ixH5)
------------------------------
LOL, this reminds me of a joke some of us played on a Supervisor-Engineer who was up with us on graveyard shift working up for an SRO license. We all told him that when he got home around 06:30 to wake up wifey and "get some" because "woke up p..y" was the best there was.He cussed us all night the next night.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:38 AM (YdQQY)

683 All depends on how the waking up is done.

I love me some early morning w...akeup.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:40 AM (SsG4J)

684 yeah man. The shit I would let claudia black do to me. In space nobody can hear you scream. lol
Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:38 AM (FMbng)


Claudia Black, Virginia Hey, Gigi Edgley, Tammy MacIntosh, Raelee Hill - there was just not a lot of fail on that show.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:41 AM (bxiXv)

685 Thor would like Miss Claudia Black, too, damn it anyway.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:42 AM (SsG4J)

686 My wife never liked wakeup stuff. Sometimes she went along, but wasn't really into it. She has never been a "morning person".

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:43 AM (YdQQY)

687 ""Claudia Black, Virginia Hey, Gigi Edgley, Tammy MacIntosh, Raelee Hill - there was just not a lot of fail on that show.""'



This is true, my dilithium crystal would wear down to a nub. lol

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 04:43 AM (FMbng)

688 And have you seen what Claudia Black can do with her tongue?

http://youtu.be/Zjz470hUTB4

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:43 AM (bxiXv)

689 Vic, hey! Didn't thinbkwe were gonna have the pleasure today.
-----------------

Wont be around for the news thread, will be leaving in a few minutes.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:44 AM (YdQQY)

690 I cannot wait a couple of hours. I have never been good at waiting.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:38 AM (SsG4J)


You need something to keep your mind occupied is all.


There was a Calvin and Hobbes strip published on the ONT recently (I think) asking why two on a record, one near the center and one near the edge, took the same amount of time to rotate around even though one point traversed a longer distance than the other.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:45 AM (4ixH5)

691 Oh, here it is.

http://tinyurl.com/24bl2f

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:47 AM (4ixH5)

692 The thing I love about wake-up stuff is you're only half awake and it's just all sort of instinctual and growly.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:47 AM (SsG4J)

693 He cussed us all night the next night.


Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:38 AM (YdQQY)


I'm dyin' here.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:49 AM (4ixH5)

694 The thing I love about wake-up stuff is you're only half awake and it's just all sort of instinctual and growly.


Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:47 AM (SsG4J)

Think I might need a bucket of water now.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:49 AM (4ixH5)

695 I'm dyin' here.


Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:49 AM (4ixH5)
------------------
Are you on a graveyard shift somewhere?

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:49 AM (YdQQY)

696 Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:47 AM (4ixH5)

You meant well, I know, but it had the opposite effect. Do not make me explain.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:50 AM (SsG4J)

697 Are you on a graveyard shift somewhere?

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:49 AM (YdQQY)


Yezzir.




You meant well, I know, but it had the opposite effect. Do not make me explain.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:50 AM (SsG4J)

Yez'm.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:52 AM (4ixH5)

698 692 The thing I love about wake-up stuff is you're only half awake and it's just all sort of instinctual and growly.
Posted by: Tammy al Thor needs that bucket of water now at March 01, 2012 04:47 AM (SsG4J)


Okay, I'm going to go cry in a corner now.

Again.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:52 AM (bxiXv)

699 Well folks, time to get my shit together and leave. be back some time today.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2012 04:54 AM (YdQQY)

700

But that was pretty tame, right? I could have waxed poetic, but I felt my filters engage. Instinctual and growly didn't seem too bad.

I should probably sign off, though.

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:54 AM (SsG4J)

701 Bye, Vic......godspeed!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:55 AM (SsG4J)

702 Okay, I'm going to go cry in a corner now.



Again.


I usually cry 'Make it Stop!' but to each his own ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 04:55 AM (crQEo)

703 Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 04:55 AM (crQEo)

LOL!!!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 04:56 AM (SsG4J)

704 Good night/morning/day, Vic.

Be of good cheer ...

It's make the bastards wonder what you're up to ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 04:57 AM (crQEo)

705 I usually cry 'Make it Stop!' but to each his own ...
Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 04:55 AM (crQEo)


I could explain how many ways that is wrong.

But, you know, the corner.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 04:58 AM (bxiXv)

706 Have a good one, Vic.

Good luck to you both.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 04:58 AM (4ixH5)

707 Later MissT

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 04:59 AM (q/891)

708 I usually cry 'Make it Stop!' but to each his own ...

Yeah Adriane but them Dark Lord's is all about the drama,,

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 05:00 AM (KZLoo)

709 I usually cry 'Make it Stop!' but to each his own ...


Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 04:55 AM (crQEo)

If I had been ingesting anything at the moment I read this I would have choked.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 05:01 AM (4ixH5)

710 Okay, I must say goodnight, lest I lead us all down the primrose path.

I will be gone a few more weeks, probably, so try not to have too much fun without me cuz I am selfish like that and don't want to miss anything!

Thank you SO SO much for being so fabulous and awesome.

I miss you all dreadfully when I'm gone.

Now behave yourselves!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 05:02 AM (SsG4J)

711 But "Make it stop!" works in a round room; "In a corner now!" does not ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 05:02 AM (crQEo)

712 ''Now behave yourselves'"


Right. lol


Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 05:04 AM (FMbng)

713 Now behave yourselves!

Well, Ben Browder is happily married, so this will be truer than your previous advice ...

sigh.

: -)))
Be good and hurry back.

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 05:06 AM (crQEo)

714 Now behave yourselves!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 05:02 AM (SsG4J)


We promise.


*Fingers crossed*


Good night, Miss Tammy, hurry back soon.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 05:06 AM (4ixH5)

715 Good night, Miss Tammy, hurry back soon.


This.

Posted by: Berserker at March 01, 2012 05:07 AM (FMbng)

716 I will be gone a few more weeks, probably, so try not to have too much fun without me cuz I am selfish like that and don't want to miss anything!

Posted by: Tammy al Thor at March 01, 2012 05:02 AM (SsG4J)


I can *almost* promise that you won't miss anything fun that I personally experience.

If the last two years are any guide.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 01, 2012 05:08 AM (bxiXv)

717 So long MissT. Best wishes.


Good night, Kids. CYA.

Posted by: jc at March 01, 2012 05:10 AM (ufJKx)

718 Nite JC, and MissT..

and morin Vic, but I already missed ya..

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 05:14 AM (KZLoo)

719 Good night, JC.

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 05:17 AM (4ixH5)

720 I am so going to build the x-wing when I get home

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 05:19 AM (q/891)

721 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJx9g7S48AQ

The BH was watching some TV show when this came on and I started singing along with it to her surprise.....of course, I'm most familiar with this version.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 01, 2012 05:23 AM (kaalw)

722 I am so going to build the x-wing when I get home

Did you coat your steak with caffeine sauce Zak??

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 05:23 AM (KZLoo)

723 Nah, I'm just watching one get built and its exciting me

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 05:24 AM (q/891)

724 I'm just watching one get built and its exciting me

Ah ha.. I do that.. ice boat was the last one that got me going. and the DN nationals are here next week so maybe I'll have to watch for real...or even buy one there...

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 05:28 AM (KZLoo)

725 Nah, I'm just watching one get built and its exciting me

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 05:24 AM (q/891)


Bucket of cold water for Zakn?

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 05:30 AM (4ixH5)

726 Nah Nah. I'm good. Will is trolling Norm hard tho.

Apparently Will built an X-Wing at home prior to the challenge, so he knows how to build optimal

Posted by: Zakn at March 01, 2012 05:31 AM (q/891)

727 styrofoam cup, STAT!

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 05:31 AM (crQEo)

728 Roses are yellow,
So are egg yolks,
About time to say Good Night,
to all you fine folks ...

Posted by: Adriane at March 01, 2012 05:41 AM (crQEo)

729 Yes, yes, the styrofoam cup.

I leave it here in case Zakn feels the need to cool down.

Time to do some chores around this place.

Bean, Zakn, Adriane, Cooth, Mero, Bers...Good night!

Posted by: Robert at March 01, 2012 05:44 AM (4ixH5)

730
2 cows die from excessive slit throat,, cult??, vampire?? coppers haven't a clue so stay away from StJ for a while..

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 05:44 AM (KZLoo)

731
Nite Robert.. see ya on the flip side.

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 05:46 AM (KZLoo)

732 so stay away from StJ for a while..

Whoops StA not StJ,, now it could be international, crazy canuck or even alien..

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 05:50 AM (KZLoo)

733 Davy Jones: Still Dead.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 01, 2012 06:08 AM (niZvt)

734 Well Morning Sleepy Heads!

If everyone in the NE weather the storm OK?

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 01, 2012 06:15 AM (niZvt)

735 Davy Jones: Still Dead.

Mornin CC,, did he get dibs on davy jones locker??

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 06:15 AM (KZLoo)

736 If everyone in the NE weather the storm OK?

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 01, 2012 06:15 AM (niZvt)


There was a storm?

Posted by: Tami at March 01, 2012 06:17 AM (X6akg)

737 NE weather the storm OK?

9" they thought we were getting turned into barely 1/4" that's melting.

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 06:17 AM (KZLoo)

738 @736: just hysterical predictions of one.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 01, 2012 06:21 AM (niZvt)

739 Why does facebook slow my computer to a crawl? There is a girl I know who is 20 years younger than me that suddenly wants to meet and catch up. What do I do? She really is fun and beautiful. Fawk. I think she just wants to trade sex for money, but she is young and hawt. Fock. The decision should be a slam dunk, but she is young and hawt.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at March 01, 2012 06:25 AM (mP3uM)

740 @735: morning, bean. Don't know... Davy Jones's spokesman is oddly closemouthed this morning.

Now I've got "Wake Up Sleepy Jean" playing in my head non-stop.

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 01, 2012 06:25 AM (niZvt)

741 Boy you're not kidding, CC. I was suppose to have lunch with a friend yesterday but she had to cancel because her son's school called for early dismissal. WTF? It's r.a.i.n.i.n.g!




So, I decide I'll instead go get a manicure. Place was empty and they tell me that people have cancelled their appts. WTF? It's r.a.i.n.i.n.g!



Idiots.....

Posted by: Tami at March 01, 2012 06:27 AM (X6akg)

742 just hysterical predictions of one.

their all potential gorebullwarmest fodder so they hype them all now..

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 06:28 AM (KZLoo)

743 Let's have a Moron Convention at Sandles, in the Bahamas!
Moronettes have to wear g-strings, and pay for their own rubbers!

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 01, 2012 06:30 AM (niZvt)

744 Oh well... Time to slink off to work, pardon the expression...

Posted by: CoolCzech at March 01, 2012 06:32 AM (niZvt)

745 Now I've got "Wake Up Sleepy Jean" playing in my head non-stop.

Oh man not a good way to start to the day CoolC..

and not only italics Tami , even colors returned

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 06:32 AM (KZLoo)

746 even colors returned

Never mind,, it's get's rubbed off going thru the intratubes...

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 06:35 AM (KZLoo)

747 The message on the banner: “Don’t Say It” followed by the word “retard”
(local float for mardi gras parade)

Yeah I already call them libtards anyhoo...

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 06:39 AM (KZLoo)

748 and the hot topic for mayor of the city that elected a park bench warmer *bernie sanders* is the Rep. candidate isn't tech enough with no ipod or iphone how's he gonna run teh city..

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 06:49 AM (KZLoo)

749 and I guess that wraps up another ONT,,, headliners up.

Posted by: beanervt at March 01, 2012 07:07 AM (KZLoo)

750 From 23:

“We’re not out of the woods yet,” Obama said in an interview with ABC
News‘ Bob Woodruff at the White House. “But my criteria in any decision I
make, getting recommendations from folks who are actually on the
ground, is what is going to best protect our folks and make sure that
they can accomplish their mission.”
*
*
"Folks"??? From *him*? It's enough to make you vomit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 01, 2012 10:03 AM (exvgC)






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