Overnight Open Thread (10-9-2012)

And...I'm back my pretties.

The new Casa Maetenloch now haz internet. There's only one cobra trench so far but the safe room is set up and an attack crow is now circling so it is defensible for the moment.

Oh and I hope you enjoyed the little what-have-you with the Humpstress' pathetic seahorses and cake shit. Just remember that if anything happens to me or you bitch too much to the ewok, this will be your future.

Why Big Bird Sucks

Mark Steyn explains:

Unlike Mitt, I loathe Sesame Street. It bears primary responsibility for what the Canadian blogger Binky calls the de-monsterization of childhood - the idea that there are no evil monsters out there at the edges of the map, just shaggy creatures who look a little funny and can sometimes be a bit grouchy about it because people prejudge them until they learn to celebrate diversity and help Cranky the Friendly Monster go recycling. That is not unrelated to the infantilization of our society. Marinate three generations of Americans in that pabulum and it's no surprise you wind up with unprotected diplomats dragged to their deaths from their "safe house" in Benghazi. Or as J. Scott Gration, the president's special envoy to Sudan, said in 2009, in the most explicit Sesamization of American foreign policy: "We've got to think about giving out cookies. Kids, countries - they react to gold stars, smiley faces, handshakes . . . " The butchers of Darfur aren't blood-drenched machete-wielding genocidal killers but just Cookie Monsters whom we haven't given enough cookies. I'm not saying there's a direct line between Bert & Ernie and Barack & Hillary . . . well, actually I am.

...On the latter point, whether or not everybody loves Sesame Street, everybody has seen it, and every American under 50 has been weaned on it. So far this century it's sold nigh on a billion bucks' worth of merchandising sales (that's popular toys such as the Subsidize-Me-Elmo doll). If Sesame Street is not commercially viable, then nothing is, and we should just cut to the chase and bail out everything.

Even as a kid I always found Big Bird kinda tedious and boring so yeah no tears here if he gets sent off to Libya on a good-will mission handing out cookies to the local jihadis. If Sesame Street the Marketing Machine can't make it on its own, then capitalism is dead.

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How Bad is ObamaCare?

So bad that we're still finding out the ugly, thuggish details years after it was passed. Here George Will points out how the IPAB will essentially become an extra-Constitutional death panel:

The Independent Payment Advisory Board perfectly illustrates liberalism's itch to remove choices from individuals, and from their elected representatives, and to repose the power to choose in supposed experts liberated from democratic accountability. Beginning in 2014, IPAB would consist of 15 unelected technocrats whose recommendations for reducing Medicare costs must be enacted by Congress by Aug. 15 of each year. If Congress does not enact them, or other measures achieving the same level of cost containment, IPAB's proposals automatically are transformed from recommendations into law. Without being approved by Congress. Without being signed by the president.

These facts refute Obama's Denver assurance that IPAB "can't make decisions about what treatments are given." It can and will by controlling payments to doctors and hospitals. Hence the emptiness of Obamacare's language that IPAB's proposals "shall not include any recommendation to ration health care."

By Obamacare's terms, Congress can repeal IPAB only during a seven-month window in 2017, and then only by three-fifths majorities in both chambers. After that, the law precludes Congress from ever altering IPAB proposals.

I don't quite see how it's constitutionally possible for the US Congress to create an entity that cannot be undone by any future Congresses but then I've seen a lot of impossible things during the Obama administration.

This is What 63 Looks Like

Okay granted she probably got some good genetics (well minus that MS part) but by your sixties your lifestyle and life habits do start making a difference.

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Myth: Radio Listeners Thought Nixon Won the 1960 Debate with JFK

Another one of those 'facts' that everyone knows and repeats - but doesn't hold up when you look at the evidence.

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The End Is Nigh: 10 Apocalypse Films To Watch Before It All Ends in Tears

One of my semi-guilty pleasures is apocalyptic books and movies so here a few to slake your desires for DOOM fantasy. I'm glad to see Delicatessen get a shout-out in this genre.

Life is Harder When You're Stupid

And don't get enough uh, electrolights.

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Teh Tweet!

Tonight's post brought to you by George and Mitt Romney, 1958:

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Comments

1 First! And thank God you're back!

Posted by: GIJared at October 09, 2012 10:16 PM (VzgFl)

2 First! And thank God you're back! These last two ONT's were terrible!

Posted by: GIJared at October 09, 2012 10:17 PM (VzgFl)

3 Something cute in my sock to cheer up Gerg et alia after their unhappy day.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 09, 2012 10:17 PM (vDl/w)

4 And I was apparently 2nd...and 3rd as well.

Posted by: GIJared at October 09, 2012 10:18 PM (VzgFl)

5 Electrolytes.

Posted by: huerfano at October 09, 2012 10:19 PM (bAGA/)

6 hi all
welcome back Maet! did you move? hope you like the new place

Posted by: chemjeff at October 09, 2012 10:19 PM (d/5qf)

7 “We thought (Romney) gave a very theatrical and aggressive performance,” Plouffe said today. “Is that going to change minds in places like Ohio, Nevada and Virginia, we’ll have to see. But that’s the measure. Is he going to take the lead in Ohio? If he doesn’t, he’s not going to be president.”

Asked and answered.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 09, 2012 10:19 PM (dX4hn)

8 Delicatessen was awesome. Should re-watch after 20 years.

Posted by: logprof at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (V/U0X)

9 The horse ballet horseback riding probably helps Ann too.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (vDl/w)

10 Welcome back. Still scarred from Lauraw's below-the-fold picture last night. Also scarred from the knowledge that she likes it that way.

Posted by: Splunge at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (2IW5Q)

11 Maet, first, welcome back and congrats on the nuevo casa!! Second, what, no cake??? Third, srsly, my brutha, you had to put that pic of the future first lady up there? In the worst fuckin' outfit anyone except that gaga thing has ever worn? Dude, I am wringing my hands here . . . please, we do NOT want to ever again refer to that wardrobe malfunction!!! I beg you . . . smite it.

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (kpCLl)

12 So glad I am able to say that since we couldn't get PBS at our house when I was a lad, Sesame Street means absolutely nothing to me.

And yes, our town did not have cable back then, so the F off of mah lawn.

Posted by: MrCaniac at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (Zd/NW)

13 Glad you're back, Mætenloch.
Although LauraW did a nice job, filling in.

Someone is going to be sooo disappointed when they don't see the 'posting stats' for last week.
Heh.

Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (l5RhJ)

14 You've returned? Good luck.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (GEICT)

15 As I child, I didn't 'get' Sesame Street. And I'm OK if it goes away.

However... I was addicted to "Kimba the White Lion."

/for the younger set, it's the original "Lion King."

Posted by: shibumi at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (z63Tr)

16
I smell leather.


And I like it.

Posted by: Meremortal at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (1Y+hH)

17
Ann Romney is beautiful and gives hope to us up and coming grizzled hags.
Just an 'ette comment but I hate that style of shoes. Cuts off the ankles which are sexy IMO. Anyway, this lady still pulls it off.

Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (EAgmr)

18
Eep!

Posted by: otho at October 09, 2012 10:21 PM (yBF/9)

19 I don't quite see how it's constitutionally possible for the US Congress to -

I AM THE LAW!

Posted by: Judge Roberts at October 09, 2012 10:21 PM (QTHTd)

20 Big Bird is no Count. That guy is a filthy mother *beep*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Wd-Q3F8KM

Posted by: buzzion - Free Kratos at October 09, 2012 10:21 PM (GULKT)

21 Just to dabble in online psychoanalysis for which I'm completely untrained: That last picture is a big part of the reason teh One hates Romney. Nuclear family with a present and loving father.

Posted by: someone at October 09, 2012 10:21 PM (bqjJT)

22 I had a Stalin doll growing up. I called him "Dad."

Posted by: Barack Obama at October 09, 2012 10:23 PM (2IW5Q)

23
This aggression against Laura's ironic randomness themed ONT will not stand.

Posted by: otho at October 09, 2012 10:23 PM (yBF/9)

24 Just don't fund IPAB and the problem is solved. If Republicans can't get hold on the immensity of the power of the purse, no reason to vote for them.

Posted by: V. at October 09, 2012 10:24 PM (zK+5U)

25 Oh my....

Dare I say it? Ann Romney looks extremely hit-able!

I denounce myself.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:24 PM (doBIb)

26 Mrs. Romney has her own style. She is neither the suit and pearls Mrs. Bush nor the boob belt wearing Mrs. Obama. But those shoes are ugly.

Posted by: huerfano at October 09, 2012 10:24 PM (bAGA/)

27 Obama Killed Osama, 18 Seals on one helicopter, two Seals, an Ambassador and another American in Bengasi, He killed hundreds of Mexican nationals and two Border Patrol agents, But Obamas new numero uno priority is to save the Billionaire Big Bird!
Vote Obama save the Billionaire Bird s/

Posted by: ConcealedKerry or SubMitt at October 09, 2012 10:24 PM (eKpCC)

28 I tell you what, I am tanned, rested, and ready for this thing. Ya know, you don't need to really tan anymore. It comes in a spray. I told Barack about it, but he didn't seem interested.

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 09, 2012 10:24 PM (2IW5Q)

29 Being screwed by your tranny, Indonesian "housekeeper" probably affected The One's view of life also. And you now owe me $350 for the half hour.

Posted by: dr sigmund fraud at October 09, 2012 10:24 PM (vDl/w)

30 I've seen 4.5 of the 10 apocalyptic films.

I need to go home and sharpen the hatchet.

Posted by: fluffy at October 09, 2012 10:25 PM (O6q63)

31 Someone is going to be sooo disappointed when they don't see the 'posting stats' for last week.
Heh.
Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (l5RhJ)


Commenter stats are for closers.

This week the ONT sub-morons are lucky not to get the third place prize.

Posted by: Mætenloch at October 09, 2012 10:25 PM (pAlYe)

32 Someone @ 21 - good analysis. He has never lived the American life whether it be in George Romney's house or a farm in Iowa or a middle class family in NY or Cali.

Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2012 10:25 PM (EAgmr)

33 Still no stats on scokpuppeting/obessive posting?

Looks like I'll have to break out teh boobies [NSFW]:
http://tinyurl.com/9pr84c4

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 10:25 PM (sZTYJ)

34 So, which weapons-grade stupid team barky asshole decided to roll out a trademarked character in a campaign ad without permission? And then get what amounts to a cease and desist letter? The hits just keep on coming!!! Yay, us!!

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 09, 2012 10:25 PM (kpCLl)

35 That picture at the end is actually Mitt Romney from the future going back in time to tell 1958 Mitt Romney to go to debate camp instead of visiting Aunt Betty in Salt Lake.

Posted by: runninrebel at October 09, 2012 10:25 PM (N/1Dm)

36

Ken M is the most gifted troll on the intertubes. Google "Ken M" troll

Posted by: RokShox at October 09, 2012 10:26 PM (8MMMw)

37 Hard to believe Ann Romney is almost 15 years older than Mooch. I guess smiling really does make you look younger.

Posted by: MrCaniac at October 09, 2012 10:27 PM (Zd/NW)

38 And then, Peaches, refuse to stop running the ad after they've been told not to use said copyrighted characters.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 09, 2012 10:28 PM (vDl/w)

39 "The right kind of rain could cure U.S. drought." With a lead in like that, you know the comments are going to be wondrous.

Posted by: no good deed at October 09, 2012 10:28 PM (mjR67)

40
34 So, which weapons-grade stupid team barky asshole decided to roll out a trademarked character in a campaign ad without permission? And then get what amounts to a cease and desist letter? The hits just keep on coming!!! Yay, us!!
Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 09, 2012 10:25 PM (kpCLl)


Got to remember their mindset. How can there be any such thing as copyright when "You didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen"

Posted by: buzzion - Free Kratos at October 09, 2012 10:28 PM (GULKT)

41 Pretty sure that Congress could just push a law killing the IAPB under reconciliation and it would be gone, despite some stupid 3/5th thing.

It's not like the IAPB has any means of enforcing their dictates.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 09, 2012 10:28 PM (dX4hn)

42 Big Bird was always a doofus and Sesame Street sucked donkey shlong. I liked Schoolhouse Rock, though. Bugs Bunny had evil pieces of shit on it to warn kids (though not even an anvil falling on you would result in death in Bugs Bunny) but I think that's gone by the wayside, too. Wile. E. Coyote is probably just a misunderstood, depressed, but caring individual, now.

I think the idolization and homosexualization of vampires has done more to dement the public attitude towards evil than Sesame Street, which I doubt ever interested too many kids (which is why it needed federal dollars - unlike the other cartoons).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (X3lox)

43 Neat ONT.

Posted by: Truman North at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (I2LwF)

44 Boobs are always good!

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (doBIb)

45 "Oh and I hope you enjoyed the little what-have-you with the Humpstress' pathetic seahorses and cake shit. Just remember that if anything happens to me or you bitch too much to the ewok, this will be your future."
That there is some fine writin'. You use yer mouth purtier'n a $10 whore.

Posted by: fluffy at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (O6q63)

46 Ann Romney is gorgeous, adorable, classy, well-spoken, smart, and 99 percent of the time extraordinarily well-dressed. That leather thing and those hideous shoes are, hopefully, already in the local GW.

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (kpCLl)

47 Just don't fund IPAB and the problem is solved. If Republicans can't get hold on the immensity of the power of the purse, no reason to vote for them.
Posted by: V. at October 09, 2012 10:24 PM (zK+5U)

The Supremes not knocking this down means it is NOT "fixed". There's no way laws like this should be able to stand.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 46% more DOOM! at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (MrM2k)

48 PBS gets buttloads of money every year and I still live in a fucking trash can!

Can I at least get me an ObamaPhone?!?!?!


Posted by: Oscar the Grouch at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (PIu/i)

49 The ultimate fate of Big Bird
http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2012/10/big-bird.html

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (a0qpy)

50 Gird your loins, Maet.

Gird them well.

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (a4CUi)

51 I'm jonesing for some cake now.

Posted by: toby928© at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (QupBk)

52
#34
I think Obama's campaign got just what it wanted from the Big Bird thing - people saw the ad and once let loose, it will float around the Internet, emails, texts, and Twitter for the rest of the campaign. Everyone now knows that Romney would try to cut PBS and that will push a few more women to vote Obama in swing states.
I hate living her in CA, too, but I can't leave until my kids are grown, unless their mother has the good sense to move.

Posted by: Bummed in CA at October 09, 2012 10:30 PM (p9rYd)

53 Speaking of transvestites, it would seem that transvestites actually have a problem with other people crossdressing...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 10:30 PM (sZTYJ)

54 Really nice photo of Mitt with his dad.

Posted by: TD at October 09, 2012 10:30 PM (+uFux)

55 Hilarious twitter feed: @the_ironsheik

Yes,
it's the wrestler from the '80's. He's 72 years old but he lives the
Moron Lifestyle: rises at the crack of noon, drinks beer for several
hours, and then tweets hilarious and profane shit the rest of the day,
including his hatred for Ahmadinejad, Shep Smith, George Soros, and
George the Animal Steel. A sample:

The Iron Sheik @the_ironsheik
who have cold beer today?

The Iron Sheik @the_ironsheik
I am the Steve jobs of twitter

The Iron Sheik @the_ironsheik
Fifty shades of grey or Fifty shades of gay? Tell me or go fuck yourself #sheiktalk

The Iron Sheik @the_ironsheik
the Ahmadinejad have raisin balls

The Iron Sheik @the_ironsheik
the @_Happy_Gilmore win %100000 the Ryder Cup. If you dont agree you can go fuck Tiger Woods wife till she look like hitler

The Iron Sheik @the_ironsheik
Shep Smith deserve to get camel clutch suplexed and fucked old country way

The Iron Sheik @the_ironsheik
you respect the Sheik you buy Sheik shirt http://www.indiemerch.com/theironsheik/ or go fuck yourself

He also has a running flamewar with Jose Canseco:

The Iron Sheik @the_ironsheik
The @JoseCanseco the #1 bash brother or the #1 ass banger? He for sure #1 mexican deserve to die of getting raped by dead dog

The Iron Sheik @the_ironsheik
@JoseCanseco you have taco dick and no balls you are dumb mexican and have no money to buy underwear you piece of shit

Posted by: ol_dirty_/b/tard at October 09, 2012 10:30 PM (KSjsb)

56 Speaking of transvestites, it would seem that transvestites actually have a problem with other people crossdressing...

http://tinyurl.com/8owjwx2

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 10:31 PM (sZTYJ)

57 George Romney was the likely presidential nominee (called 'frontrunner')for the Republican party in 1967 (for the 1968 election). Then he went on a "factfinding" trip toSouthViet Nam during the war, and came back and said he had been "brainwashed" by the Brass in South Viet Nam during his visit. This just about destroyed his candidacy, which then opened the door to the 'New Nixon'.

Likely as not, George was told a pack of lies by Westmoreland and his staff during his visit, but it would take a few more years before the rest of the country really got fed up with the war.
What might have been, had George not said that.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 09, 2012 10:31 PM (sJTmU)

58 I invite Stacey Dash to join us.

Newbies be naked, by the way.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 10:31 PM (+XD7n)

59 Iron Sheik still makes me laugh.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:32 PM (doBIb)

60 I agree with poster #21. Probably applies to Harry Reid too. (No daddy.)

Posted by: elliot m at October 09, 2012 10:32 PM (zPich)

61 Maet, I'm sorry, but we have come to expect cake . . . I really, really want cake. Angel food or German chocolate, please.

Posted by: Peaches hates California at October 09, 2012 10:32 PM (kpCLl)

62
I wonder when PBS is going to come after the RNC for their unlicensed use of The Count.

Posted by: runningrn at October 09, 2012 10:33 PM (WGmy2)

63 31 ....Commenter stats are for closers.
This week the ONT sub-morons are lucky not to get the third place prize.

Posted by: Mætenloch at October 09, 2012 10:25 PM (pAlYe)


I was referring to someone in the daytime threads, who was pestering Ace to "put them up".
Heh.
I finally tried to explain to him, that Ace do those.

Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 10:33 PM (l5RhJ)

64 That list of apocalyptic movies was not one I would make. 28 Days Later was good because of the music and the fact that it was idiot leftists who started the whole thing. The rest of them were .... meh. And Mad Max was just plain silly. I don't even remember it being apocalyptic (Road Warrior was after the alleged apocalypse, but all I remember from Mad Max was that Mel went after the gang that killed his wife and kid).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 09, 2012 10:33 PM (X3lox)

65 Kimba the White Lion is not the Lion King.

Leo the lion as the new ruler tried to bring human civilization to the animals while trying to protect the animals from poachers.

As for Kimba, never a human to be seen so no human civilization corrupting the animals.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 10:33 PM (a0qpy)

66 55
He also has a running flamewar with Jose Canseco:


That seems like picking a fight with Sun Tzu. At the right time, Jose will destroy him, ninja-style, and yet, no one will know what happened.

Posted by: Splunge at October 09, 2012 10:33 PM (2IW5Q)

67
58 I invite Stacey Dash to join us. Newbies be naked, by the way.
Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 10:31 PM (+XD7n)


There's a movie where you can see that.

Posted by: buzzion - Free Kratos at October 09, 2012 10:34 PM (GULKT)

68 63.....argh....that Ace *doesn't*do those.
This is why I mostly lurk on the ONT...too tired to type very well.

Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 10:34 PM (l5RhJ)

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

Posted by: steevy at October 09, 2012 10:34 PM (6o4Fb)

70 56 Speaking of transvestites, it would seem that transvestites actually have a problem with other people crossdressing...

http://tinyurl.com/8owjwx2



Not a chance in hell am I clicking that

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 09, 2012 10:34 PM (GEICT)

71
If anything good can come out of this travesty of events - death, murder and mayhem - it is I think finally some MSMare finallyquestioning Barky and his administration on recent events.
I guess that is something. We have not seen that in 3+ years. Notable is CBS, ABC, MSLSD, and NBC called him out on the "Big Bird" scandal.

Sad to say, but maybe there are some journalist out there that realize that their thin credibility goes down with the SOS SCOAMF.

Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2012 10:35 PM (EAgmr)

72 Mad Max as he beginning of the apocalypse. Law and order was breaking down and society was starting to fall apart. The war in between the first and second films was the end result of said breakdown.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:35 PM (doBIb)

73 "Tonight's post brought to you by George and Mitt Romney, 1958"

I thought that was Howard Stark talking to a young Tony...

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 10:35 PM (sTS/8)

74 I think I need an Iron Sheik t-shirt.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 09, 2012 10:35 PM (0CiTm)

75
15 As I child, I didn't 'get' Sesame Street. And I'm OK if it goes away.However... I was addicted to "Kimba the White Lion."/for the younger set, it's the original "Lion King."
Posted by: shibumi at October 09, 2012 10:20 PM (z63Tr)


And for the older set the original Lion King is Hamlet.

Posted by: buzzion - Free Kratos at October 09, 2012 10:35 PM (GULKT)

76 http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2012/10/10/pmt-stacey-dash-twitter.cnn

Posted by: biscuits mahoney at October 09, 2012 10:36 PM (avEon)

77 Alright already, I'll kiss your feet Maet but two conditions --

No tongue.

And you gotta wash them first.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 09, 2012 10:36 PM (ccXZP)

78
It's not like the IAPB has any means of enforcing their dictates.




If you likes your doctor, you gets to keeps your doctor...

Posted by: Choomie McBamsters at October 09, 2012 10:36 PM (WGmy2)

79 g'evenin', 'rons

Maet: glad to hear that your absence is so easily explained; although the theories as to where you were and what you were doing were far more entertaining.

It's all good

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 09, 2012 10:36 PM (JMmQ9)

80 http://tinyurl.com/8owjwx2

Not a chance in hell am I clicking that

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 09, 2012 10:34 PM (GEICT)


Link is safe for work. No disturbing pictures.

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 10:36 PM (sZTYJ)

81 Ann puts Sophia to shame (take that defeatism!).

http://youtu.be/9MltOYbF0Og

Posted by: derit at October 09, 2012 10:37 PM (I88Jc)

82 GEH's Cansekus are one of the funniest things originating at this site.

I've laughed at some of them until I almost soiled myself.

Posted by: toby928© at October 09, 2012 10:37 PM (QupBk)

83 Young Mitt was telling his Dad about a dream he had where he kicked the shit out of an asshole on live TV.

"It seemed so real, Dad."

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 10:37 PM (+XD7n)

84 Mad Max as he beginning of the apocalypse. Law and order was breaking down and society was starting to fall apart. The war in between the first and second films was the end result of said breakdown.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:35 PM (doBIb)


I thought it was a documentary of what is currently going on in California's Central Valley...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 10:37 PM (sZTYJ)

85 Mad Max as he beginning of the apocalypse. Law and order was breaking down and society was starting to fall apart. The war in between the first and second films was the end result of said breakdown.

"Kandalini wants his hand back."

Posted by: Toe Cutter at October 09, 2012 10:38 PM (O6q63)

86 Someone's been reading Dr. Victor Davis Handyman....

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at October 09, 2012 10:39 PM (a4CUi)

87 Because of that nanny, Obama feels like a little girl inside... unless it me he be feelin'...

Posted by: Reggie Love at October 09, 2012 10:39 PM (sZTYJ)

88 Back in the early seventies when Sesame Street was new and exciting there were early childhood experts who warned that the format of the show was training young kids to have short attention spans. Traditional tv cartoons were about 10 minutes long. A lot of the sesame street material was done in short bits, so that children didn't have to focus very long. Many thought that this aspect of it was not good prep for school.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 09, 2012 10:39 PM (ktGMW)

89 I think Dawn '78 and Day of the Dead were pretty damned Apocalyptic.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 09, 2012 10:40 PM (0CiTm)

90 Too bad the President didn't have a nanny like me!

Posted by: Fran Drescher at October 09, 2012 10:40 PM (sZTYJ)

91 Breaking: Big Bird Challenges Obama to a Cage Match

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 09, 2012 10:40 PM (BVkEs)

92 Bugs Bunny, Daffy, Porky, and my favorite - Foghorn Leghorn were the shit. PBS - meh

Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2012 10:40 PM (EAgmr)

93 Any good cake recipes?

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 09, 2012 10:40 PM (BVkEs)

94 Mad Max as he beginning of the apocalypse. Law and order was breaking down and society was starting to fall apart. The war in between the first and second films was the end result of said breakdown.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:35 PM (doBIb)


That's really stretching the definition of an "apocalyptic movie". It was the movie before the apocalypse, which just kind-of happened in between it and its sequel, which was more interesting.

Besides, Australia started as a prison colony. They had worse times of no law and order long before the Mad Max movie. What commercial was it that used to say, "It's used to be that the only way you could see Sydney harbor was from the deck of a prison ship."? LOL. I think it was a credit card commercial.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 09, 2012 10:41 PM (X3lox)

95 65-Simba. Maybe.

Posted by: nip at October 09, 2012 10:41 PM (0pg5J)

96 I like spice cake.

Steamed.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 10:41 PM (+XD7n)

97 I love apocalypse movies and books. Speaking of, Walking Dead season 3 premiers Sunday night.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at October 09, 2012 10:41 PM (DoZD+)

98 Evening 'rons,

This is my last of 4 nights in Vancouver, BC. Gorgeous scenery, but the people are the rudest and coldest dickweasels I've ever seen. I thought Canadians were supposed to be nice. Eh?

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 09, 2012 10:41 PM (4hfU2)

99 80 http://tinyurl.com/8owjwx2

Not a chance in hell am I clicking that

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 09, 2012 10:34 PM (GEICT)

Link is safe for work. No disturbing pictures.
Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 10:36 PM (sZTYJ)



Fuck. No. This the Horde. Definition of disturbing is....fluid.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 09, 2012 10:42 PM (GEICT)

100 I'm sorry, nerdygirl, what were you saying?

Posted by: MSDNC at October 09, 2012 10:42 PM (z1paH)

101 LOL the Bielat team was busy on the morning thread until 3:04 PM. They even brought their own pro-Kennedy troll!

For the record, I'll vote against Kennedy. I'll be damned if he's my congressman. But I draw the line at working for a democratic operative like Bielat.

Posted by: Truman North at October 09, 2012 10:42 PM (I2LwF)

102 I love apocalypse movies and books. Speaking of, Walking Dead season 3 premiers Sunday night.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at October 09, 2012 10:41 PM (DoZD+)

Shane!

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 10:42 PM (+XD7n)

103 NOW THAT YOU ARE BACK, First let me say

W E L C O M E

B A C K

M A E T E N L O C H ! !


Now that thats out of the way....

WHERE
ARE THE
SOCK PUPPET
COUNTS
FROM
THIS PAST
TEN DAY
PERIOD!


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at October 09, 2012 10:43 PM (ovpNn)

104 Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at October 09, 2012 10:43 PM (ovpNn)

Shredded.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 10:44 PM (+XD7n)

105 That clip of Mr. Romney giving the reporter the FYNQ should be up every night.

Mitt was very probably raised right.

Posted by: nip at October 09, 2012 10:44 PM (0pg5J)

106 Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at October 09, 2012 10:43 PM (ovpNn)

I hope you realize how...sad that question is.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 09, 2012 10:44 PM (2b4yb)

107 You can get all kinds on apocalyptic shit on Kindle, cheap. Some of it's not half bad...only problem is, nobody gets an editor, apparently.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 09, 2012 10:44 PM (0CiTm)

108 Two things to think about tonight:

1) No modern day president has ever won re-election without expanding the map from his initial victory.

2) No incumbent party has ever won the election with a Consumer Confidence Index reading under 100 (current number is 71.1).

Posted by: Jaydee at October 09, 2012 10:44 PM (E5DLT)

109 No TV in the house growing up, so I never watched Sesame Street. Probably for the best. Mom and Dad, those horrible slavedrivers, were all about 'reading' and 'music' and 'actually learning things', the bastids.
What's wrong with her outfit? I'm a straight dude, so I really can't tell.

Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 10:45 PM (JZpkc)

110 Barack's been ridin' Big Bird dirty!!!

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 09, 2012 10:45 PM (BVkEs)

111 No Omega Man? No A Boy And His Dog?

That wouldnt be a top list if it were the last list in the world.

Posted by: polynikes at October 09, 2012 10:45 PM (Ynbgq)

112 I came in #1 in comments one week. It made me rethink my life.

I'll never do that again.

Posted by: Truman North at October 09, 2012 10:45 PM (I2LwF)

113 My bad, Simba. Reason why NBC named him Kimba was because of a black power drink, yeah in the 60s, named Simba.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 10:45 PM (a0qpy)

114 That photo of Mitt with his dad has me looking forward to a Romney victory. We need a president who is a man and who learned how to be a man from his father. I'm really looking forward to getting rid of this current man-child and his "daddy issues". The name "Bill Clinton" ring a bell? Just a guess, but I'm thinking Jimmy Carter's dad was also a real dick.

Posted by: Dang© at October 09, 2012 10:46 PM (R18D0)

115 HAHAHAHA....just showed my wife the leather Romney. She didn't like it. Which led to a brief discussion regarding Mooch's wardrobe. Wife "The problem isn't that she has bad clothes. I think a decent bit of her clothes are 'in style' and could be cute. The problem is you can't hide the fact that the ugly bitch looks like the bride of Chucky."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 09, 2012 10:46 PM (GEICT)

116 98 I've never been to Vancouver to confirm or deny your experience but it's like California so that might explain it. I seem to recall WTR enjoyed her trip(s?) there so maybe you just ran into an above-average number of assholes.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 09, 2012 10:46 PM (vDl/w)

117 I like Ann's outfit......mmmm, leather.

btw, we the people have already spent $7 million on a Pakistan version of Sesame Street. It was a $20 million contract of which $13 million was not spent when it was canceled this year.

Forbes link in my sig.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 09, 2012 10:46 PM (ccXZP)

118 TWD needs to bump off Lori in the first ten minutes of the first episode.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 10:46 PM (+XD7n)

119 106
Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at October 09, 2012 10:43 PM (ovpNn)

I hope you realize how...sad that question is.




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 09, 2012 10:44 PM (2b4yb)

Next you are gonna tell me that if I have a sock puppet, I didn't build that...someone else made that sock puppet happen.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at October 09, 2012 10:47 PM (ovpNn)

120 Children of Men sucked balls. They were escaping the UK, not trying to get into it.

And The Road is just too friggin depressing to watch or read. If that ever came to pass, I would shoot my family first than let them become meat patties.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:47 PM (doBIb)

121 111>>> No Omega Man?

"Omega Man" (with Heston) ROCKED. One of the staple sci-fi films we watched as kids in the '70s. Those damn night creatures freaked me out.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 10:47 PM (sTS/8)

122 As to great apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies:

Book of Eli
Knowing
The Andromeda Strain (the original, near-apocalyptic)
The Omega Man

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 09, 2012 10:48 PM (X3lox)

123 'These facts refute Obama's Denver assurance that IPAB "can't make decisions about what treatments are given." It can and will by controlling payments to doctors and hospitals. '

I've mentioned this before. My mom had late stage breast cancer at 83 years old. She lived cancer free until 93. The problem with government panels is that not all 83 year olds are the same as far as whether they can handle treatments. The patient, doctors, and family are the only ones who can judge what is an appropriate treatment for a person. They take into account the person's general health, vitality, strength, heart health, etc.

Look at the situation with school lunch programs, where they have decided what the calorie count for high school lunches should be. Giving a sedentary 110 lb. girl the same calorie lunch as a 180 lb. football playing boy who works on his family farm. They are going to take this kind of government bureaucrat stupidity and apply it to the practice of medicine.

They will decide that a person over such and such an age should not receive cancer treatments, open heart surgery, or whatever.

Posted by: nerdygirl at October 09, 2012 10:48 PM (ktGMW)

124 BCochran1981, your wife is awesome!

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:49 PM (doBIb)

125 112 I came in #1 in comments one week. It made me rethink my life.

I'll never do that again.



I came in at 10, two weeks in a row. Thought "hey that's cool!" followed by "shit, no its not."

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 09, 2012 10:49 PM (GEICT)

126 meet Tugg Romney

http://youtu.be/KYDTeLHFPNM#t=0m22s

Posted by: Jose/ningrim at October 09, 2012 10:49 PM (srIqv)

127
When I waitressed through college I worked at a very popular tourist restaurant in San Diego. What I will never understand - my favorite customers and the nicest were Canadian - but they did not tip.

I had dinner bills in the hundreds were I was left $5.00 and complimented by my guests on how much they loved me!??? Other waiters/waitresses had the same experience. The Canucks were great to wait on but no or little tip...Why?

Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2012 10:50 PM (EAgmr)

128 Children of Men sucked balls. They were escaping the UK, not trying to get into it.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:47 PM (doBIb)


Yeah, that was a pretty silly movie. And cheesy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 09, 2012 10:51 PM (X3lox)

129 Just sent a suggestion to the Mack camp here in FL:

>>Hello,

I'd like to see an ad blitz tying Bill Nelson to 0bamacare, He and the dems own it. Something like this perhaps?

"Bill Nelson voted with Barack 0bama one too many times. Bill Nelson voted with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and democrats to give us 0bamacare. Did he read the bill? By casting his vote with 0bama, he is responsible for giving FL and the American people hugely unpopular 0bamacare"...que in the taxes, rise in premiums, and jobs lost.

Thanks!<<

Posted by: willy at October 09, 2012 10:51 PM (kUCQ4)

130 The people in Denver are stupid enough to vote for me, thanks to the altitude.

Posted by: Barky McFucknut at October 09, 2012 10:51 PM (BVkEs)

131 The Canucks were great to wait on but no or little tip...Why?
Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2012 10:50 PM (EAgmr)

It's built into the tab in Canada?

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 10:51 PM (+XD7n)

132 Just found a picture of what Big Bird will look like this November.

http://tinyurl.com/8fx3wtu

Posted by: MrCaniac at October 09, 2012 10:51 PM (Zd/NW)

133 andycanuck, I wonder if my Washington plates from my rental had something to do with it too, and maybe there's some bad blood between washington staters and canucks that I didnt know about.

Tell ya something though, I wasn't here a day when somebody gave me the finger. I live in NYC and get the finger maybe once a year, if even, mostly on account that I don't drive or move around like a flaming shitfaced douchewad. In Vancouver I got it after one day. Bah.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 09, 2012 10:51 PM (4hfU2)

134 Hell, I haven't commented in literally years, and am not even really here, but as one of the blog's year one commenters I should point out that #21 isn't me.

Posted by: someone at October 09, 2012 10:51 PM (8Sch8)

135 The Andromeda Strain's reboot was godawful. "Enburton"? Really subtle, dudes.

Posted by: boulder hobo at October 09, 2012 10:52 PM (QTHTd)

136 Geez if you want a movie of the Apocalypse, try this one - On The Beach from 1959.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 10:52 PM (a0qpy)

137 112
I came in #1 in comments one week. It made me rethink my life.



I'll never do that again.

Posted by: Truman North at October 09, 2012 10:45 PM (I2LwF)

Thats why i want the counts.
When i made #3 one week i immeadiately went into posting rehab.But i have gotten addicted to sock puppeting this week.I need an assessment of how bad it is.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at October 09, 2012 10:52 PM (ovpNn)

138 Cheri,

Little known secret about Canadians is that some of them hate Americans. You may have gotten one of them or someone who was from a European background. They don't tip very well either.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:52 PM (doBIb)

139 George Will has been wrong, from time to time.

So I'm not willing to give up on Obamacare being repealed...if we can get Romney in there.
If we don't retake the Senate this year, but Romney wins...then at least he can do a lot with EO's, to cripple the monster.
We have another chance to take the Senate in two years.

Here's athought...
Since the Dread Justice Roberts declared that it was only 'constitutional' if the individual mandate was considered a 'Tax'....
Then Congress could simply say, "No, we hereby declare that it is Not a Tax".
Therefore...it is Not constitutional.
And thenstab IPABin the heart.
Take that, Roberts.



Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 10:52 PM (l5RhJ)

140 And The Road is just too friggin depressing to watch
or read. If that ever came to pass, I would shoot my family first than
let them become meat patties.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:47 PM (doBIb)


Most depressing book I have ever read. I would not watch the movie for money. Unless it was more than a hundred dollars.

Posted by: huerfano at October 09, 2012 10:52 PM (bAGA/)

141 124 BCochran1981, your wife is awesome!
Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:49 PM (doBIb)



She's the shit. Sharp tongue when we met. Being married to a poli/sci and law school grad has forced her to be quick and on her feet with arguments.

Although, during one fight, at a time when I was losing weight, she told me she wanted to wring my fat neck." I was so floored that I couldn't even respond. Point wife.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 09, 2012 10:53 PM (GEICT)

142 The right kind of rain is so stupid in itself, only idiots would have been compelled to read beyond the title.

Next up...

The right kind of food can stop hunger.

The right kind of BM can make you feel less bloated

The right kind of touchdown can score 6 points (nobody's talking to you, Sanchez)

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 09, 2012 10:53 PM (piMMO)

143 Posted by: nerdygirl at October 09, 2012 10:48 PM (ktGMW)
Yeah, and next stop: Off the books doctor care. Cash only and keep your yap shut.
Our government: They give guns to drug dealers and drive doctors out of business. A P.J. O'Rourke said, "Strange things can happen when the government is more corrupt than you are."

Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 10:53 PM (JZpkc)

144
Children of Men sucked balls
=====
The book was much better. it made more sense,I thought.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 09, 2012 10:53 PM (0CiTm)

145 "The Omega Man" was a re-make of a late Fifties Vincent Price flick


I thought "Electra Glide in Blue" was apocalyptic, but that's just me

Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 09, 2012 10:53 PM (Dll6b)

146 55 Great Shades of Elvis. I'm following him now!

I don't remember watching much Sesame Street. I was more a fan of The Electric Company, even though I already knew how to read at a 6th-grade level in first grade. I think it was the superhero-parody stuff (Letterman, Spidey Super-Stories) and characters like Easy Reader and Fargo North, Decoder that I tuned in for. (It wasn't until 2nd grade I knew Fargo's name was a pun.)

My kids didn't watch Sesame Street. I never thought of turning the TV on to teach my kids; that was my responsibility. I read to them nightly, taught them the alphabet and all the rest. We skipped the Muppets and went straight to Looney Tunes, and I think they're all the better for it.

Of course, they still get embarassed when I start belting out "Kill The WAB-bit!"

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at October 09, 2012 10:54 PM (5J54Q)

147 131 - Maybe - but the tab never had that built in unless the party was 20 or over.....

Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2012 10:54 PM (EAgmr)

148 It's built into the tab in Canada?

Yep. Euros, too.

Posted by: fluffy at October 09, 2012 10:54 PM (O6q63)

149 I came in #1 in comments one week. It made me rethink my life.





I'll never do that again.


****

I came in first several weeks in a row, ahead of the next commenter by a couple hundred comments.

I knew it was time to get a life.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 09, 2012 10:54 PM (piMMO)

150 "Vanishing Point" was the ne plus ultra of Existential Apocalyptic flicks


it's a highly specialized sub-set of Apoc. Denver to San Fran in two days, man

Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 09, 2012 10:55 PM (Dll6b)

151 So I'm not willing to give up on Obamacare being repealed...if we can get Romney in there.

Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 10:52 PM (l5RhJ)


Not that it would matter, but even without Romney ObamaScare can be killed by a House GOP. All they have to do is stop raising the debt ceiling without having a full ObamaScare repeal attached to it.

I'm not saying they will do this - as they should have done it in 2011 - but they *can* do it, no matter what the makeup of the Senate and White House.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 09, 2012 10:55 PM (X3lox)

152 46 year old man just googled: simba

It's Kimba the white lion.

played the theme song and everything.

Posted by: nip at October 09, 2012 10:55 PM (0pg5J)

153 What might have been, had George not said that.

I thought George was born in Mexico?

Posted by: chemjeff at October 09, 2012 10:55 PM (d/5qf)

154 Posted by: ol_dirty_/b/tard at October 09, 2012 10:30 PM (KSjsb)

--Damn, Iron Sheik FTW!

Posted by: logprof at October 09, 2012 10:55 PM (V/U0X)

155 Did the book version of Children of Men ever explain why the infertility happened?

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:55 PM (doBIb)

156 134
Hell, I haven't commented in literally years, and am not even really
here, but as one of the blog's year one commenters I should point out
that #21 isn't me.
Posted by: someone at October 09, 2012 10:51 PM (8Sch


---

You mean there's someone else?

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 09, 2012 10:55 PM (BVkEs)

157 *scribbles notes*

Do not do a double feature of "The Road" and "Grave of the Fireflies"
Very bad idea.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 10:56 PM (a0qpy)

158 The Terminator is a great Apocalypse movie.

The End had not happened yet, but it was affecting you anyway. Especially so for certain people on a certain page of the L.A. phonebook.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 10:56 PM (+XD7n)

159 I wasn't here a day when somebody gave me the finger.
Yeah. Obviously leftist assholes seeing your American plates. Despite libs in Toronto, I doubt it would have happened to you here.

And for the record, I tip well.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 09, 2012 10:56 PM (vDl/w)

160
I'd like to see an ad blitz tying Bill Nelson to 0bamacare, He and the dems own it. Something like this perhaps?

====
It's here. Seen it.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 09, 2012 10:56 PM (0CiTm)

161 How did Damnation Alley not make the list?

Posted by: toby928© at October 09, 2012 10:57 PM (QupBk)

162 I'm certain it's not the issue with rude people from Vancouver, but right now the natives in the border town of Bellingham WA are cranky because enough Canadians are coming down to buy esp meat and dairy at Costco. It means Bellingham residents cant park or get in the store, so they're agitating for early morning US citizen only hours. Costco says no special hours.

Posted by: someone at October 09, 2012 10:57 PM (bqjJT)

163 After today I think I finally understand how the chicken feels.

Posted by: Big Bird at October 09, 2012 10:57 PM (4hfU2)

164 136>>> Geez if you want a movie of the Apocalypse, try this one - On The Beach from 1959.

Yeah, my mom used to talk about that film (from the Neville Shute book) and how eerie it was.

I also remember a TV movie back in the '70s with Peter Graves called, "Where Have All the People Gone?" about the populace being disintegrated into powder after being exposed to a solar flare. Not too dissimilar to "Night of the Comet" in the '80s with (yum) Katherine Mary Stewart, except '70s cornball, not '80s cheese.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 10:57 PM (sTS/8)

165 There's always someone else.

Posted by: toby928© at October 09, 2012 10:57 PM (QupBk)

166 Just watched Steve Wynn eviscerate Obama and Berkley.

Between Wynn and Abelson, the Reid machine may just end up being in trouble soon...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 10:58 PM (sZTYJ)

167 Omega Man. Very cool movie.

My other fave? Soylent Green.

/yes, that is where the "green" movement is going. Be prepared.

Posted by: shibumi at October 09, 2012 10:58 PM (z63Tr)

168 161
How did Damnation Alley not make the list?


Posted by: toby928© at October 09, 2012 10:57 PM (QupBk)
It was confused with 101 Dalmation Alley starring George Peppard and Jan-Michael Vincent.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 10:58 PM (a0qpy)

169
Did the book version of Children of Men ever explain why the infertility happened?
======
Bush.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 09, 2012 10:58 PM (0CiTm)

170 129
Just sent a suggestion to the Mack camp here in FL:

>>Hello,

I'd like to see an ad blitz tying Bill Nelson to 0bamacare, He and the dems own it. Something like this perhaps?

"Bill
Nelson voted with Barack 0bama one too many times. Bill Nelson voted
with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and democrats to give us 0bamacare. Did
he read the bill? By casting his vote with 0bama, he is responsible for
giving FL and the American people hugely unpopular 0bamacare"...que in
the taxes, rise in premiums, and jobs lost.

Thanks!<<


Posted by: willy at October 09, 2012 10:51 PM (kUCQ4)

Remember, Obamacare is THE WEAPON. Best not unleash it too early. We have to remember the Breitbart tactic of slowly rolling things out for maximum effectiveness.

Posted by: MrCaniac at October 09, 2012 10:58 PM (Zd/NW)

171 A good recent Apocalypse movie: The Book of Eli.

Posted by: logprof at October 09, 2012 10:58 PM (V/U0X)

172 "On The Beach" would be a lot better if edited down.


true of a lotta flics...

Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 09, 2012 10:58 PM (Dll6b)

173 The movie selection is pretty strange. "Mad Max" is apocalypse themed, but as pointed out above, technically pre-apocalypse. If you're going to include those, I'd list my fave, Carpenter's"The Thing". "Invasion of the body snatchers" and "12 Monkeys", yes and good movies.

Don't know what "Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Silent Running" are doing in there. DTESS is not even apocalypse themed. "Silent Running", good movie (if only the horrible Joni Mitchell? songs could be erased), but is about overpopulation and whatnot, IIRC?

Dividing movies into pre-apocalyptic, apocalypse and post-apocalypse might be the way to go.

Posted by: otho at October 09, 2012 10:59 PM (yBF/9)

174 155>>> Did the book version of Children of Men ever explain why the infertility happened?

Hell, did it ever explain why it was called "Children of Men"?

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 10:59 PM (sTS/8)

175 re the Canadians not tipping

Some restaurant up there in one of them NE states recently announced a policy of adding 17% to the tab of any customers speaking French. Apparently the Quebecis don't tip so good.

Now I've met a few Canucks down here on the MS coast and they all tipped the dealer playing poker, but they all spoke English.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 09, 2012 10:59 PM (ccXZP)

176 "Night of the Comet" is a fun end of the world movie. Come on mall shopping while armed with Uzis. That is so totally awesome.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:00 PM (a0qpy)

177 There is a third-party ad running in NE Florida tying Astronaut Nelson to Obamacare.

Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 09, 2012 11:00 PM (Dll6b)

178 Another apoc movie to consider:

The Quiet Earth


Scientist working on a top secret gov project wakes up to find everyone on earth has disappeared. Only two other survivors are left and you figure out why these three people are still around near the end.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 11:00 PM (doBIb)

179
Were were you AndyCanuck when I was a starving waitress?! Oh well, I made it anyway. As I wrote, they were really wonderful people but alas, screwed me in the end.

Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2012 11:00 PM (EAgmr)

180 A Boy And HIs Dog had the coolest ending. It also had an anti socialism message . At least to me.

Posted by: polynikes at October 09, 2012 11:00 PM (AMsS5)

181 There's always someone else.
Posted by: toby928© at October 09, 2012 10:57 PM (QupBk)

That's what someone wants you to think.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:00 PM (+XD7n)

182 "Children of Men" was thought provoking, especially the kindly old
Soviet couple and Caine's limo-socialism. I now question where
capitalism is taking our babies...

Posted by: derit at October 09, 2012 11:01 PM (I88Jc)

183 Miracle Mile...not bad pre-apocolypse movie.. AndTangerine Dream soundtrack.

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 09, 2012 11:01 PM (0CiTm)

184 There is a third-party ad running in NE Florida tying Astronaut Nelson to Obamacare.


****

I've seen it as well.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 09, 2012 11:01 PM (piMMO)

185 #159

I love to tip well, 25% or more is my usual, unless the server is being a fuckhead. I was told it was because I was Italian, which I thought was stupid, that it is until I started asking around and realized anyone I personally knew who was Italian also tended to overtip as well.

Posted by: Big Bird at October 09, 2012 11:01 PM (4hfU2)

186 The bit where Gregory Peck and crew go to San Francisco in "On The Beach", is one of the most memorable sequences in the genre.

Posted by: otho at October 09, 2012 11:01 PM (yBF/9)

187 Got (yet another) pollster call today. They didn't count me because they were trying to fill out their Hispanic quota. Strange how they are starting to have problems finding enough Hispanics for their quota at the same time that the Dems turning tens of thousands of new voter registrations in a matter of months...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:01 PM (sZTYJ)

188 Apocalyptic movies --

The Postman... for the win!!!

Posted by: definitely not the actor/director Kevin Costner at October 09, 2012 11:02 PM (PIu/i)

189 128 Children of Men sucked balls. They were escaping the UK, not trying to get into it.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 10:47 PM (doBIb)

Yeah, that was a pretty silly movie. And cheesy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 09, 2012 10:51 PM (X3lox)

--According to Mark Steyn, the movie severely bastardized the original book.

Posted by: logprof at October 09, 2012 11:02 PM (V/U0X)

190 "'Night of the Comet' is a fun end of the world movie."

Girls just wanna have fun!

Great pick.

Posted by: derit at October 09, 2012 11:02 PM (I88Jc)

191
The Postman... for the win!!!

Didn't you used to be...Tom Petty?

Posted by: USS Diversity at October 09, 2012 11:03 PM (0CiTm)

192 Do the parents of the young girl in the AP Romney photo have any legal recourse? Or who does her father get to punch in the mouth?

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 09, 2012 11:03 PM (BVkEs)

193 Waterworld

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 11:03 PM (doBIb)

194 Dividing movies into pre-apocalyptic, apocalypse and post-apocalypse might be the way to go.
I think you could count movies like Independence Day and Battle LA to be pre-apocalyptic. Sure, humans win, but what happens next? Everything's destroyed. In fact, you could make pretty good apocalyptic sequels to any of the "We barely beat the aliens" movies.

Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 11:03 PM (JZpkc)

195 Apocalyptic movies --

The Postman... for the win!!!
Posted by: definitely not the actor/director Kevin Costner at October 09, 2012 11:02 PM (PIu/i)

Ack. The book was goodly.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:04 PM (+XD7n)

196 151....Not that it would matter, but even without Romney ObamaScare can be killed by a House GOP. All they have to do is stop raising the debt ceiling without having a full ObamaScare repeal attached to it.
I'm not saying they will do this - as they should have done it in 2011 - but they *can* do it, no matter what the makeup of the Senate and White House.

----------

Yep.
But they seem to live in fear of the prospect of "shutting down the government" like Clinton did.

Which is what Barky and the Senate Dems threatened them with...if they didn't raise the debt ceiling.

I say...shut the sucker down.

Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 11:04 PM (l5RhJ)

197 The movie selection is pretty strange. "Mad Max" is apocalypse themed, but as pointed out above, technically pre-apocalypse.

Posted by: otho at October 09, 2012 10:59 PM (yBF/9)


I would consider Mad Max to be apocalyptic, though the beginning of the apocalypse, rather than the peak or aftermath...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:04 PM (sZTYJ)

198 "On the Beach" was very depressing, and kind of a 'better Red than dead' kind of a pro-disarmament movie, which had a measure of popularity at the time (late '50's early '60's). Based on a book by Nevil Shute. It was the only book like that by Nevil Shute, who thought he should be pro-nuclear disarmament for at least a few minutes.

"Knowing" is also a rather depressing movie (so would I guess most apocalyptic movies are, duh), although it does have a certain uplifting counter message going for it, too.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 09, 2012 11:04 PM (sJTmU)

199 Out damn sock!

Posted by: Christina Hendricks's Mighty Jugs Reporting for Duty at Romney HQ at October 09, 2012 11:04 PM (4hfU2)

200 Yay! Maet's alive!

Posted by: cthulhu at October 09, 2012 11:04 PM (kaalw)

201 Even as a kid I always found Big Bird kinda tedious and boring so yeah
no tears here if he gets sent off to Libya on a good-will mission
handing out cookies to the local jihadis.>>>>
---

Yeah, I enjoyed the "supporting cast" on Sesame Street much more than Big Bird. Oscar the Grouch, the Count, and of course, the Cookie Monster. It was a sad day when they made the Cookie Monster a vegan.

At the risk of blaspheming, I'm the same way about Mickey Mouse. Donald Duck has a right to be as murderously resentful of the mouse as he is....

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at October 09, 2012 11:05 PM (yJYwC)

202 Worst APOC movies ever: "Waterworld" and "The Postman"


also, "The Happening"

Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 09, 2012 11:05 PM (Dll6b)

203 Please do not force me back onto my soapbox ranting on how awful Kevin Costner's abomination of 'The Postman' is. You would not like it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:05 PM (a0qpy)

204 "Waterworld," "The Postman".... Fuck Kevin Costner for unleashing upon the world those two epic cinematic turds.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:05 PM (sTS/8)

205 #162 Yeah, Small Dead Animals had a post about that, someone, (see the sock link; and there's another link in the first sentence of the sock-link about it too) and it turns out the asshole Canadians were overwhelmingly Asian immigrants. Mind you, I also recall from the comments section other hosers pointing out to the townsfolk that the hoser shoppers were dropping a ton of cash in the town that's better than not having it.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 09, 2012 11:05 PM (vDl/w)

206 Sure, humans win, but what happens next? Everything's destroyed.

Untold prosperity is what happens next, due to the huge economic boost from rebuilding. Jobs, jobs, jobs.

Ummm...right?

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 09, 2012 11:06 PM (pzeq+)

207 When the fuck did Cookie Monster come out as a vegan?!?!

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 11:06 PM (doBIb)

208 http://tinyurl.com/8jbrepd (mediaite.com)

A spirited exchange of CNBC philosophy on the recent job numbers.

---

“Why did you have no doubt, Rick?” Liesman pushed Santelli,
attempting to get him to say he believed long ago that the
administration would cook the books for positive jobs numbers.

At this point, Kernen audibly muttered “Oh, shit,” reflecting an understanding of the hell that was about to break loose.

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at October 09, 2012 11:07 PM (0It32)

209 I up-posted some then thought....NNNAAAHHHHH, time to go to the range and vent on some steel plates,,,back later ya scurvy dogs.

Posted by: Richard at October 09, 2012 11:07 PM (eo6Gw)

210 Please do not force me back onto my soapbox ranting on how awful Kevin Costner's abomination of 'The Postman' is. You would not like it.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:05 PM (a0qpy)

You're beautiful when you're angry.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:07 PM (+XD7n)

211 Good evening.

Of all the movies in that list I've seen five. Or five and a half if I count a crappy 90s remake of Body Snatchers.

28 Days Later is the shit. THE! SHIT! Love it. It's a little slow in parts but overall I dig the hell out of it.

The Road...it was on the teevee the other night, but I missed it. It is one I want to see. Hear the book is pretty fecked up.

The Day The Earth Stood Still I saw when I was little. Pretty cool as I recall.

12 Monkeys, again, saw when I was a kid when it came out in theaters. Confused the hell out of me. Picked it up cheap on bluray recently but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.

Mad Max I saw for the first time last year. And, I am ashamed to saw, I have never seen The Road Warrior.

Children Of Men...now, I *loved* this movie when it came out in theaters. Recently rewatched it and my reaction was...meh. I don't know why, but the whole thing was just meh. I'd say I can take it or leave it but, uh...I own it.

Posted by: Robert at October 09, 2012 11:07 PM (LUnTP)

212 Does The Hunger Games qualify as an Apocalypse movie? The series has potential; I enjoyed the first one even if it was not an all-time great.

Posted by: logprof at October 09, 2012 11:07 PM (V/U0X)

213 Post apocalyptic? "Planet of the Apes," FTW bitchez. More Heston genius.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:07 PM (sTS/8)

214 I've often wondered how the IPAB would survive if Congress made it a capital crime to serve on, advise, or cash a check from the board after, say, January 21, 2013. What good would it do them to have an appointed board who had to keep their membership secret? How well could they enforce their mandate if making a public statement about it were a prosecutable crime?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 09, 2012 11:08 PM (kaalw)

215 The Postman...good book, anyway.

Posted by: huerfano at October 09, 2012 11:08 PM (bAGA/)

216 I've read that they are making a new version of "The Stand". Loved the book, the first half anyway, was "meh" on the telemovie.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at October 09, 2012 11:08 PM (yJYwC)

217 Kevin Costner's best movie. Open Range.

Probably only because his co-star was Bobby D.

Posted by: polynikes at October 09, 2012 11:08 PM (AMsS5)

218 159 I wasn't here a day when somebody gave me the finger.
Yeah. Obviously leftist assholes seeing your American plates. Despite libs in Toronto, I doubt it would have happened to you here.

And for the record, I tip well.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 09, 2012 10:56 PM (vDl/w)

--Yes, and BTW the convention here is to tip 15% just like in the States.

Posted by: logprof at October 09, 2012 11:08 PM (V/U0X)

219 Various versions of War of the Worlds are great near-apocalyptic movies. And the Jeff Wayne rock opera of the story is absolutely phenomenal:

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

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 09, 2012 11:08 PM (X3lox)

220 Hunger games is not apoc. District 1 looks like they are well fed Eurotrash.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 11:09 PM (doBIb)

221 Give us a few more years running in the red like we do and we can make The Postman's world into reality.

Posted by: the real United States Postal Service at October 09, 2012 11:09 PM (PIu/i)

222 "Knowing" is also a rather depressing movie (so would I guess most apocalyptic movies are, duh), although it does have a certain uplifting counter message going for it, too.
Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 09, 2012 11:04 PM (sJTmU)

The Nic Cage movie? UGH! Terrible, just terrible. I wouldn't call it depressing so much as embarassing. It was the second worst film of that year for me right after Avatar.

Posted by: Robert at October 09, 2012 11:10 PM (LUnTP)

223 211>>> 28 Days Later is the shit.

Except for the whole predictable, "the military are the REAL monsters" subtext bullshit.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:10 PM (sTS/8)

224
Omega Man. Heston does juggly black chick.

evnen' 'rons.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at October 09, 2012 11:10 PM (2yJbu)

225 Okay a little stompy boots on "The Postman."

Kevin Costner, you mental pygmy who could not leave a masterpiece alone, there was no ever frakkin mule in the book!!! Why put a mule in the movie? To make the dude likeable? A mule? Really? The guy is a survivor, a mule brings too much attention and is hard to hide - try arguing with a mule while avoiding scavengers. Stupid wanker thou art Kevin.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:11 PM (a0qpy)

226 It was a sad day when they made the Cookie Monster a vegan.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at October 09, 2012 11:05 PM (yJYwC)


A vegan? LOL. All he ate were friggin cookies. Did Moochelle ban that?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 09, 2012 11:11 PM (X3lox)

227 211
12 Monkeys, again, saw when I was a kid when it came out in
theaters. Confused the hell out of me. Picked it up cheap on bluray
recently but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.


Awesome movie. But it definitely takes some absorbing, to put everything together. The central misdirection is a wonderful piece of work, and it's the only movie I've really enjoyed Brad Pitt in, until Burn After Reading. A lot of people didn't like that one, but I think it was underrated, and Pitt's pretentious bicyclist character was hilarious. The moment when he broke out of his phony spy character to protest: "You think that's a SCHWINN?!?" was really funny.

Posted by: Splunge at October 09, 2012 11:11 PM (2IW5Q)

228 Testament is a little-known post nuke war flick from the 80's.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:11 PM (+XD7n)

229 @92- Cheri if you're still there, this one's for you.

I'm a chicken hawk and you're a chicken. Now are ya gonna come along quiet like or am I gonna have ta muss ya up some?

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 09, 2012 11:11 PM (6Zy+s)

230 #179 Mind you, Cheri, if it was back when the the Canadian dollar was ¢35-40 off the U.S. dollar, that might have been their thinking too. (Not that it would be justifiable to not at least do, say, 10% if not the standard 15%.) If it was a pretty fancy restaurant too, you're customers might have been small-towners who'd never been to a fancier, expensive restaurant before too.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 09, 2012 11:12 PM (vDl/w)

231 Since gerg said that the CNN cheer Obama up poll had knocked every conservative blog for a loop, here's something to make gerg cry again

Romney makes gains in battleground, national polls

http://tinyurl.com/9u6yrok

Posted by: kbdabear at October 09, 2012 11:12 PM (wwsoB)

232 Robert,

If you have any taste, don't bother with The Road. Think of the worst possible things humans can do to one another. Think about that being done to women and children. Then turn it up a thousand notches and you're still nowhere near it.

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 11:12 PM (doBIb)

233 How does the Horde get its interwebz, these days? I've been complacent about Comcast cable and they've gone full retard with their, "Oh, an unsuspecting victim who won't drop us for a cheaper service" policy and need to be......corrected.

I'm stuck with limited availability. AT&T has been crowing about new fiber installations and I had DSL from them for a long time (ISDN, prior to that back in the day). Having trouble finding a sat-feed that's data only at a reasonable rate for the bandwidth I'm looking for (<25mbps).

Have no use for cable tv or phone, so the Verizon FiOS option seems like a waste.

Thoughts?

Posted by: IdowhatIwant at October 09, 2012 11:12 PM (a4CUi)

234 @160, 170, 177, 184

Thanks for the heads up, I'll watch for it.

probably don't watch teevee enough...lol

Posted by: willy at October 09, 2012 11:12 PM (kUCQ4)

235 Don't know if it's been posted yet, but:

Downfall: the First Debate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1tVtN4jOak&feature=youtu.be

Posted by: Fox2! at October 09, 2012 11:12 PM (1Qpmy)

236 194 Dividing movies into pre-apocalyptic, apocalypse and post-apocalypse might be the way to go.
I think you could count movies like Independence Day and Battle LA to be pre-apocalyptic. Sure, humans win, but what happens next? Everything's destroyed. In fact, you could make pretty good apocalyptic sequels to any of the "We barely beat the aliens" movies.

---------

This.
I'm still hoping for a sequel to 'Battle Los Angeles'.....they were just getting started, with kicking butt.

And I could even see a sequel to 'Day After Tomorrow'...with showing people surviving in the new Ice Age.

Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 11:12 PM (l5RhJ)

237
197
I would consider Mad Max to be apocalyptic, though the beginning of the apocalypse, rather than the peak or aftermath...
Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:04 PM

I hear you. I'd always taken it as an "apocalypse" movie, from back when it first came out. IIRC, it didn't really specify what the back story was exactly. Just that things had gone to shit. It wasn't until the sequels that elaboration came into it? Anyway, "Mad Max" seemed apocalyptic at the time.

Posted by: otho at October 09, 2012 11:13 PM (yBF/9)

238 What was that movie with Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey, about the dragons who've reduced the world to rubble in the future? Yeah, that was pretty shitty.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:13 PM (sTS/8)

239 Geez if you want a movie of the Apocalypse, try this one - On The Beach from 1959.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 10:52 PM


Agreed, Anna; although the book was several orders of magnitude better

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 09, 2012 11:14 PM (JMmQ9)

240 " Beginning in 2014, IPAB would consist of 15 unelected technocrats whose recommendations for reducing Medicare costs must be enacted by Congress by Aug. 15 of each year. If Congress does not enact them, or other measures achieving the same level of cost containment, IPAB's proposals automatically are transformed from recommendations into law. Without being approved by Congress. Without being signed by the president."


Could someone kindly point me to where in the ACA it says this so I can stuff it down my roommate's throat. Please and thank you...

Posted by: Nuke1568 at October 09, 2012 11:14 PM (roKgC)

241 The book "The Postman" is actually pretty good, and once upon a time years ago I met David Brin at an SF Con, and he was actually a pretty cool guy (did really poorly as an Astrophysics Ph.D Candidate so became a successful writer, go figure!).

I don't think he would have approved of the movie, since it undermined the whole idea of the book. Sorta.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 09, 2012 11:14 PM (sJTmU)

242 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:11 PM (a0qpy)

No super soldiers. No AI that could have brought civilization back.

Just Costner turds scattered everywhere.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:14 PM (+XD7n)

243 49
The ultimate fate of Big Bird
http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2012/10/big-bird.html


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 10:29 PM (a0qpy)


I have this shirt: http://shirt.woot.com/offers/big-game

Posted by: cthulhu at October 09, 2012 11:14 PM (kaalw)

244
238 What was that movie with Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey, about the dragons who've reduced the world to rubble in the future? Yeah, that was pretty shitty.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:13 PM

"Reign of Fire"

Posted by: otho at October 09, 2012 11:14 PM (yBF/9)

245 227 Brad Pitt ROCKED "12 Monkeys." He's always best when he plays the weird, eccentric roles, like Early Grace in Kalifornia.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:15 PM (sTS/8)

246 Except for the whole predictable, "the military are the REAL monsters" subtext bullshit.
Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:10 PM (sTS/

I didn't take it that way. Oh, it was a bit contrived, but I don't think there was any sort of subtext. The writers needed a group of men with the means of fending off zombie attacks and...military. Ad in the desperation for some poon and I thought it worked well. Plus Christopher Eccleston plays such a great motherfucker.

Posted by: Robert at October 09, 2012 11:15 PM (LUnTP)

247 I tried watching 'The Road'.....but ended up fast-forwarding through most of it, searching for the good parts.
There weren't any.
It sucked.
Horrible movie.

Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 11:16 PM (l5RhJ)

248 #238 Reign of Fire. It was, indeed, suboptimal to a degree.

Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 11:16 PM (JZpkc)

249 C.J Burch there is a bit of a story behind how Costner was allowed near "The Postman" property. You see David Brin and his wife went to see "Dances With Wolves" and thought Costner could do a decent job on a Brin novel.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:16 PM (a0qpy)

250 The Postman would have been fine if about another 60 minutes worth had hit the cutting room floor.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 09, 2012 11:16 PM (pzeq+)

251 I think I had a crush on Kimba growing up and I said it in work one day-and my co-worker said "Dude-Kimba was a GUY' So-not only was I confronted with that-but I had to also deal with the fact that I had a crush on a cartoon character. I am currently working this out by posting comments on certain blogs

Posted by: I'll tell ya later at October 09, 2012 11:17 PM (Y//vu)

252 eman, the only thing that really translated over from the novel was when the women did a very thorough search of Costner's character to see if he suffered the super mumps. Except that and Costner dressing up as a postal carrier, not much of the book was in the movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:18 PM (a0qpy)

253 If you have any taste,
Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 11:12 PM (doBIb)

Errrrr........





Posted by: Robert at October 09, 2012 11:19 PM (LUnTP)

254 Anna Puma at 249

Yeah but then again, he (Brin) probably got paid a lot for the rights to the book. I thought his book "The Uplift War" actually stunk.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 09, 2012 11:19 PM (sJTmU)

255 252 ... super mumps....

Great name for a punk band. With a chick singer, maybe.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:20 PM (sTS/8)

256 Except for the whole predictable, "the military are the REAL monsters" subtext bullshit.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:10 PM (sTS/


I saw this long fake-ass documentary (no, seriously fake, not just the usual fake) about mermaids, which was completely ruined by that crap.

Seriously, the US Navy was some kind of mustache-twirling evil entity hiding evidence of the existence of parallel-evolution underwater humans so they could make a pointless non-directional sonar weapon that would kill whales because potato.

The really sad thing is, except for a couple of over-affected sad-sacks, the cast wasn't bad and they put real energy into the effects, they just pissed it down their legs with a lefty temper-tantrum.

The worst thing about lefty filmmakers is that they make things that *might* have been interesting.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:21 PM (bxiXv)

257 eman, the only thing that really translated over from the novel was when the women did a very thorough search of Costner's character to see if he suffered the super mumps. Except that and Costner dressing up as a postal carrier, not much of the book was in the movie.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:18 PM (a0qpy)


Yeah, I know. When I heard Kevin, the Plot Slayer was going to tackle The Postman I thought, "Oh, shit"

Imagine what he would have done to Lucifer's Hammer.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:21 PM (+XD7n)

258 okay, gonna do some grading, be back later (maybe)

Posted by: chemjeff at October 09, 2012 11:21 PM (d/5qf)

259 I have a dirty little secret: I hate Dances with Wolves. Too long, too slow, and too preachy. Also on the list: E.T.

Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 11:21 PM (JZpkc)

260 scariest apocalyptic movie i ever saw was 'campaign 2008'. praying it ends soon, cuz it was real.

Posted by: whiskey tango at October 09, 2012 11:21 PM (JvP2I)

261 "I said I would feed you. I never said who I would feed you to." Keepiru, Startide Rising.

Which of the Uplift stories? The original trilogy or the sequel trilogy?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:21 PM (a0qpy)

262 I'm gonna go out on a limb here...

I saw The Postman when It hit theaters. Right now I can't remember anything about it save for the mule, the fact that Costner's character had no name and that he dies at the end.

But I remember liking it well enough.

I was 17 at the time, mind you.

Posted by: Robert at October 09, 2012 11:22 PM (LUnTP)

263 207...ok, Cookie Monster is not a vegan per se, but they did turn him into a "healthy eating" advocate a few years ago. they were worried that he was contributing to the childhood obesity problem. No, not kidding there.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at October 09, 2012 11:22 PM (yJYwC)

264 Never watched sesame street cause Mom said it was made by filthy hippies. I was 10 when I found out those were separate words...filthyhippies. Luv you Mom

Posted by: Drewbicle at October 09, 2012 11:22 PM (YqP7s)

265 So-not only was I confronted with that-but I had to also deal with the fact that I had a crush on a cartoon character.
Thuffering thuccotash. That'th thick.

Posted by: sylvester at October 09, 2012 11:22 PM (vDl/w)

266 Obama in 2008: I Want To Go Through The Federal Budget Line By Line Another incomplete homework assignment.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at October 09, 2012 11:23 PM (e8kgV)

267 Secundus: it's hardly a dirty secret. Who the fuck DID like Dances With Wolves. It's three hours of tedious set-up for a cheap sight gag at the end when the Indians come to rescue the hero from the cavalry. That's it: the longest fucking shaggy-dog story in the world.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 09, 2012 11:23 PM (ctdR6)

268 Startide Rising was good. Loved the Aliens.

The rest were meh.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:23 PM (+XD7n)

269 256 >>>
I saw this long fake-ass documentary (no, seriously fake, not just
the usual fake) about mermaids, which was completely ruined by that
crap.

For some reason I got a whiff of that kind of thing in "The Abyss," too. After all, it turned out to be the S.E.A.L.S. who were the "bad guys." But maybe I'm just a bit sensitive to that kind of shit and reading too much into it.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:24 PM (sTS/8)

270 Caption Mitt with his dad--

I had this dream. I was running for President and I was debating the worst President ever!! So I went in for his jugular--like this!

Posted by: Captionelli at October 09, 2012 11:24 PM (r2PLg)

271 but I had to also deal with the fact that I had a crush on a cartoon character.

Posted by: I'll tell ya later at October 09, 2012 11:17 PM (Y//vu)


You are *so* not alone here.

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

272 I was around 17 when Sesame Street first came on, and I have thought it was commie propaganda from Day One.

I don't care if they're still getting government money or not, I want them brought to heel. Show trials would be a start, although with PBS, I want them all kept on the payroll under contract, while nefarious script writers and producers put a puppetmaster hand up their backside and make them say things that will destroy their street cred forever. Then turn them loose back into the wilds of academe.

The richest ones will quit, of course, and start berating their sell-out comrades who can't afford to leave. Should be like the McCarthy trials all over again, in a sort of MST3K version. Cokie and Mara squirming under those hot Rayburn Building lights...Bill Moyers' towering rage.

Also, I watched Nixon/Kennedy on TV, and I thought Nixon won.

Posted by: comatus at October 09, 2012 11:24 PM (qaVK+)

273 Secundus: it's hardly a dirty secret. Who the fuck DID like Dances With Wolves. It's three hours of tedious set-up for a cheap sight gag at the end when the Indians come to rescue the hero from the cavalry. That's it: the longest fucking shaggy-dog story in the world.
Posted by: Trimegistus at October 09, 2012 11:23 PM (ctdR6)

Can you not see this movie sucks?

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:24 PM (+XD7n)

274 Maet displayed commendable restraint by not dropping an ice cream cake pic. Nov. 7 is the appropriate date for that sweet delight.

Posted by: derit at October 09, 2012 11:25 PM (I88Jc)

275 The Practice Effect is my favorite Brin book.

Posted by: Al at October 09, 2012 11:25 PM (MzQOZ)

276 And off I go to get ready for woik.

I leave you with the 1920 German silent horror film, The Golem: How He Came Into The World.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTEN9JL1A_g

Enjoy!

Posted by: Robert at October 09, 2012 11:25 PM (LUnTP)

277 ...crush on a cartoon character.

Heavens to mergatroid. Exit, stage left.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 09, 2012 11:25 PM (d4o2E)

278 259>>> I have a dirty little secret: I hate Dances with Wolves.

I liked it better when it was called "A Man Called Horse" and starred Richard Harris.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:26 PM (sTS/8)

279 the longest fucking shaggy-dog story in the world.
Ruh roh!

Posted by: scooby-doo at October 09, 2012 11:26 PM (vDl/w)

280 For some reason I got a whiff of that kind of thing in "The Abyss," too. After all, it turned out to be the S.E.A.L.S. who were the "bad guys." But maybe I'm just a bit sensitive to that kind of shit and reading too much into it.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:24 PM (sTS/


In the "director's cut" of The Abyss, it's not a whiff, it's a fucking hurricane.

They actually have Cabin Boy telling Admiral Nobodycares we won't need a military anymore because now we have super-powerful underwater aliens who can make tidal waves.

And he tells him pretty much like Cabin Boy would.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:26 PM (bxiXv)

281 Lucifer's Hammer as a Costner flick? Eeeww no Hot Fudge Sundae on Tuesdae? Oh wait he would play Tim Hamner. The eco-freaks chaining themselves would be excised probably along with the psychopath getting his deserts.. which would mean Elaine's escape to meet with Tim would get a rewrite. Ugh. Never mind later on the Reverend's Black Muslim/Cannibal/Anti-Technology army...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:26 PM (a0qpy)

282 275 The Practice Effect is my favorite Brin book.

Posted by: Al at October 09, 2012 11:25 PM (MzQOZ)


I read that book when I was like ten years old.

Yeah, I got hooked early.

PS that book was *awesome*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:28 PM (bxiXv)

283 I saw this long fake-ass documentary (no, seriously fake, not just the usual fake) about mermaids, which was completely ruined by that crap.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:21 PM (bxiXv)


I remember that one. It was on the Discovery channel and I consider it a sub-par version of the Blair Witch Project.

Remember when the Discovery Channlel actually has shows about science, technology, and nature (that didn't involve Shark Week)?

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:28 PM (sZTYJ)

284 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:26 PM (a0qpy)

Hippies riding mules and whales save civilization by protecting a wind farm from cannibalistic stock brokers.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:29 PM (+XD7n)

285 ........they were really wonderful people but alas, screwed me in the end.Posted by: Cheri at October 09, 2012 11:00 PM (EAgmr) ...go on!

Posted by: Some Prick at October 09, 2012 11:29 PM (PRqNc)

286 In the "director's cut" of The Abyss, it's not a whiff, it's a fucking hurricane. They actually have Cabin Boy telling Admiral Nobodycares we won't need a military anymore because now we have super-powerful underwater aliens who can make tidal waves. And he tells him pretty much like Cabin Boy would.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:26 PM

Really? Holy shit. That was a sucky movie the way it was. Cameron added even more suck?

Posted by: otho at October 09, 2012 11:30 PM (yBF/9)

287 281 Lucifer's Hammer as a Costner flick?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:26 PM (a0qpy)


Whenever I see some Hollywierdo latching onto some story property, I think of Monty Python's "Scott of the Antarctic" gag.

"...a star of his magnitude can pick and choose, but he read the title and just flipped!"

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:30 PM (bxiXv)

288 283 >>> Remember when the Discovery Channlel actually has shows about science, technology, and nature (that didn't involve Shark Week)?

Ancient aliens! Nostradamus!

Posted by: The History Channel at October 09, 2012 11:30 PM (sTS/8)

289
Apoc movies and I'm reminded of those 50's and 60's nuke apoc movies like "Fail Safe" and "The World the Flesh and the Devil."

Also, Twilight Zone had quite a few apoc episodes.

Posted by: obie doobie at October 09, 2012 11:31 PM (Q2wni)

290 ...crush on a cartoon...
hey-do they make anime pron? just saying ,we might have a cure

Posted by: I'll tell ya later at October 09, 2012 11:31 PM (Y//vu)

291 Hell, if you're going to adapt Niven and Pournelle, do The Legacy of Heorot.

Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 11:31 PM (JZpkc)

292 Best part of 'Dances With Wolves'...was the scenery.

The rest of it was...'white man - Bad'...and 'noble savages - Good, even when they're killing each other and white men/women'.

Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 11:31 PM (l5RhJ)

293 193
Waterworld

Posted by: EC at October 09, 2012 11:03 PM (doBIb)


I thought the theme was "apocalyptic for the Earth", not "apocalyptic for the studio."

Posted by: cthulhu at October 09, 2012 11:32 PM (kaalw)

294 Crush on a cartoon character. Well as long as you were not writing love letters to Kimba you should be okay.

True story as told by one of the animators for Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi. The anime production company was getting fan letters from the US saying how much this one guy loved Lum - alien devil chick in the tiger-stripe bikini with green hair, horns, can levitate, and toss lightning bolts. How much did this guy love Lum? He wanted to marry her.

As long as your crush does not reach that level, you should be okay.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:32 PM (a0qpy)

295 Anna Puma at 261
I think it was the first trilogy. But I read it at an age when I started to dislike science fiction because I had read so much and it was all starting to read the same.


Comatus, you are really old.
I vaguely remember seeing the debates on TV in 1960 (I was like 4 years old), but I did see John Kennedy speak in person, sitting on my mother's shoulders in 1960.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 09, 2012 11:32 PM (sJTmU)

296 World War Z should be coming out next year.

Or it will crash and burn like Obama at a debate.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:32 PM (+XD7n)

297 Steve Wynn brings the fire and brimstone on a local Las Vegas show.

http://tinyurl.com/9vslgyb

Posted by: Dave S. at October 09, 2012 11:33 PM (UvR6d)

298 I was 17 at the time, mind you.

Posted by: Robert at October 09, 2012 11:22 PM


As someone who has moved into the 50 year old demographic today; I can say, with all sincerity, that you should get off my lawn.

The only lasting "take-away" I have from that movie is "Ford Lincoln Mercury".

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 09, 2012 11:33 PM (JMmQ9)

299 What I'd like is for the 'Declaration Entertainment' people (or someone) to pick up slices of Heinlein without setting out to mangle it.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, for instance.

Posted by: Al at October 09, 2012 11:33 PM (MzQOZ)

300 Ancient aliens! Nostradamus!

Posted by: The History Channel at October 09, 2012 11:30 PM (sTS/


It's only a matter of time until they actually do something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mq770JKOh4

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:34 PM (sZTYJ)

301 Remember when the Discovery Channlel actually has shows about science, technology, and nature (that didn't involve Shark Week)?

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:28 PM (sZTYJ)


No.

I do remember sitting around with friends and openly mocking their loose shit MST3K-style for years.

"And we found this entire dry lake bed filled with human bones from which the flesh had been scraped... but they weren't cannibals!"

There was one about archaeopteryx where they kept going back to this Chinese quarry to get more and more of these perfect fossils, each one showing a newer evolution of the animal... as they dug deeper... newer... deeper... hmmm...

Really? Holy shit. That was a sucky movie the way it was. Cameron added even more suck?
Posted by: otho at October 09, 2012 11:30 PM (yBF/9)


Cameron added metric Frenchtons of suck.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:34 PM (bxiXv)

302
287
Whenever I see some Hollywierdo latching onto some story property, I think of Monty Python's "Scott of the Antarctic" gag. "...a star of his magnitude can pick and choose, but he read the title and just flipped!"


Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:30 PM

But I've got to fighta lion!

Posted by: Scott of the Sahara at October 09, 2012 11:34 PM (yBF/9)

303 294 >>> Crush on a cartoon character.

Does Betty Rubble count? How about Daphne from "Scooby-Doo"?

Hell, I even wanted to bang Erin Esurance (the hot chick with the pink hair) from those Esurance commercials...

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:35 PM (sTS/8)

304
Then there's the dystopia genre like 1984 starring Wm. Hurt and Richard Burton. Although, now that I think about it, there was a nuclear war that led to the totalitarian re-ordering of society.

Atlas Shrugged I and II could be considered apoc and/or dystopian.

Posted by: obie doobie at October 09, 2012 11:35 PM (Q2wni)

305 i would consider 'night of the living dead' as one of the great apocalypse movies ever.

the claustrophobia of the house, the battle between staying upstairs or in the basement...

the dispersed back story riles the imagination..

the fact that ANYONE can see themselves in the situation and planning on what to do if it happens. i cant think of one person whos watched it and wasnt thinking of a plan-of-action.

i actually visited the setting of the flick when i was a kid all up in the burgh, and yeah....they really did pick the right place.

night of the living dead....bring it.

Posted by: laughing at neck braces at October 09, 2012 11:36 PM (nVqtU)

306 Hell, if you're going to adapt Niven and Pournelle, do The Legacy of Heorot.
Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 11:31 PM (JZpkc)

Okay, how about Protector?

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:36 PM (+XD7n)

307 We seem at least marginally headed in this direction...I love fantasy series. Long ones. Tolkien's LOTR is by far the shortest I own. Any recommendations?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 09, 2012 11:37 PM (GEICT)

308 Pygmalion, or "Mannequin":

http://youtu.be/N6gpndlepiM

Posted by: derit at October 09, 2012 11:38 PM (I88Jc)

309 "We've got no choice but to move now" - Michelle Obama, November 6

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 09, 2012 11:38 PM (BVkEs)

310 How much did this guy love Lum? He wanted to marry her.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:32 PM (a0qpy)


http://preview.tinyurl.com/8cuqk7e

Hey, I don't think it's such a weird idea.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:38 PM (bxiXv)

311 Okay, how about Protector?

The entire set of Known Space stories is fine.

Posted by: Al at October 09, 2012 11:38 PM (MzQOZ)

312 #299
It's a good story. Trouble is, it pretty much runs completely opposite everything Hollywood believes and preaches. So they'd mirror-reverse it to make Manny O'Kelly a heroic leftist who wants everyone to have universal healthcare. And they'd change the dialogue because most people are too freaking stupid to get the linguistic references or follow the speech patterns.
And the government on earth would be a corporation. They'd eliminate the line marraige stuff.

Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 11:38 PM (JZpkc)

313 "The World, the Flesh and the Devil", that was a good movie, before Harry Belafonte went off the rails.

It wasn't a movie, but there was a good "old" Outer Limits epsiode starring Robert Culp called "The Man with the Glass Hand", or something like that, that was apocalyptic in nature. Kind of a a take-off on the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 09, 2012 11:39 PM (sJTmU)

314 Holy hell. Boyd Crowder is on Sons of Anarchy this week. Scary. Scary shit.

Posted by: needs... eye bleach... stat at October 09, 2012 11:39 PM (PIu/i)

315 Because when I arrive I-Ill bring the fire
Make you come alive I can take you higher
What this is forgot? I must now remind you
Let it rock let it rock let it rock

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at October 09, 2012 11:39 PM (e8kgV)

316 258
okay, gonna do some grading, be back later (maybe)


Posted by: chemjeff at October 09, 2012 11:21 PM (d/5qf)


Taking the bluebooks out to the staircase?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 09, 2012 11:39 PM (kaalw)

317
Talk of crushes on cartoon figures and no one has yet mentioned Betty Boop?

BTW, check her out on youtube, lots of old unPC cartoons with BB in them. Especially the one with BB playing the part of a dentist and everyone getting high on the laughing gas. Very clever use of imagery and transmorgrification. (sp.?)

Posted by: obie doobie at October 09, 2012 11:39 PM (Q2wni)

318 300

I think I saw that one.

Posted by: BignJames at October 09, 2012 11:40 PM (rlFQ+)

319 A head's up for you folks for tomorrow: if you see the MFM whining about a NJ store owner having a window display showing Obama as a witch doctor, the window display is Halloween themed.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 09, 2012 11:40 PM (vDl/w)

320 "Eegah!" starring Richard Kiel.

I don't know if it counts as post-apocalyptic, but it's slightly better than "The Creeping Terror".

Posted by: Stark Dickflüssig at October 09, 2012 11:40 PM (4YKqF)

321 Merovign, you want to marry the cosplayer.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:40 PM (a0qpy)

322 #306
Haven't read it. But if it has Horde approval, I will

Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 11:41 PM (JZpkc)

323 307 The Cronicles of Thomas Covenant series ("Lord Foul's Bane," etc.) by Stephen Donaldson were really happening fantasy books when I was a youngster back in the '70s-'80s. I haven't read them since then, so I can't vouch for how they hold up. I don't read that kind of stuff anymore, so I don't know about anything contemporary.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:41 PM (sTS/8)

324 I've tipped well ever since my daughter had to pay rent as a waitress. The extra $5-10 means a LOT more to the waitress than it does to you.

Posted by: free tibet with purchase of one at full price at October 09, 2012 11:42 PM (Po/wj)

325 The first Ringworld book would be awesome on SyFy. Rikasha anyone? The luck of Teela Brown. Though the youthful HALO gamers would claim Ringworld is a rip-off of well HALO.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:42 PM (a0qpy)

326 Romney is leading for the first time at RCP: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_romney_vs_obama-1171.html

Posted by: Smiley at October 09, 2012 11:43 PM (2i6Vi)

327 It wasn't a movie, but there was a good "old" Outer Limits epsiode starring Robert Culp called "The Man with the Glass Hand",

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 09, 2012 11:39 PM (sJTmU)


One of my all-time favorites, holds up well despite some very crappy effects. Written(ish) by Ol' Harlan.

Demon with a Glass Hand, free on hulu

http://www.hulu.com/watch/155121

I loved the basic quest motif, gathering pieces of information to learn the terrible truth...

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:43 PM (bxiXv)

328 True story as told by one of the animators for Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi. The anime production company was getting fan letters from the US saying how much this one guy loved Lum - alien devil chick in the tiger-stripe bikini with green hair, horns, can levitate, and toss lightning bolts. How much did this guy love Lum? He wanted to marry her.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:32 PM (a0qpy)


You're just jealous because Lum isn't your waifu.

Hot chick cosplaying Lum:
http://i48.tinypic.com/vh4z2t.jpg

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:44 PM (sZTYJ)

329 Remember when the Discovery Channlel actually has shows about science, technology, and nature (that didn't involve Shark Week)?
Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:28 PM (sZTYJ)


Yeah...but they used to dotheir share of 'global warming' bullshit, too.
Which they're not doing much of anymore.

They've got two gun shows on now, that we watch.
And now another....with Ted Nugent's show, starting tomorrow night.

I was amazed that the Discovery Channel would be givingthe Nuge his ownshow.

Now, Discovery HD used to have a cool show on in the early morning...called 'Sunrise Earth'.
No talking.
Justscenery....a new part of the world each time...starting at just before dawn, and continuing onas the sun slowly came up.
Good show.

Posted by: wheatie at October 09, 2012 11:44 PM (l5RhJ)

330 28 Days Later is the shit. THE! SHIT! Love it. It's a little slow in parts but overall I dig the hell out of it.


****

On one of the HBO channels now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 09, 2012 11:44 PM (piMMO)

331 "Protector" by Larry Niven is a pretty good novel from the same Universe as "Tales of Known Space", "Neutron Star" and "Ringworld".


It pretty much puts our ideas of human origins on its ear, but otherwise a pretty good yarn.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 09, 2012 11:45 PM (sJTmU)

332 324 I've tipped well ever since my daughter had to pay rent as a waitress. The extra $5-10 means a LOT more to the waitress than it does to you.

I tip well for good service....if you suck...expect a similar tip.

Posted by: BignJames at October 09, 2012 11:45 PM (rlFQ+)

333 321 Merovign, you want to marry the cosplayer.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:40 PM (a0qpy)


This is not an uncommon observation.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:45 PM (bxiXv)

334 It wasn't a movie, but there was a good "old" Outer
Limits epsiode starring Robert Culp called "The Man with the Glass
Hand", or something like that, that was apocalyptic in nature. Kind of a
a take-off on the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...FREE KRATOS! at October 09, 2012 11:39 PM (sJTmU)


Man With a Glass Hand was Harlan Ellison's.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 09, 2012 11:45 PM (kaalw)

335 Current anime fans are spoiled, so sayeth a Kotaku writer
http://kotaku.com/5950077/anime-fans-these-days-are-too-damned-spoiled

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:46 PM (a0qpy)

336 OK, I'm out

I gots a funny "apocalypse" story, but it'll have to wait until a later date

tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 09, 2012 11:46 PM (JMmQ9)

337 307 The Cronicles of Thomas Covenant series ("Lord Foul's Bane," etc.) by Stephen Donaldson were really happening fantasy books when I was a youngster back in the '70s-'80s. I haven't read them since then, so I can't vouch for how they hold up. I don't read that kind of stuff anymore, so I don't know about anything contemporary.
Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:41 PM (sTS/

Good luck turning Donaldson's wordy prose into film.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:46 PM (+XD7n)

338 Hot chick cosplaying Lum:
http://i48.tinypic.com/vh4z2t.jpg

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:44 PM (sZTYJ)


Yeah, okay. But I'd totally check her ID first.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:46 PM (bxiXv)

339 Ancient aliens! Nostradamus!

Posted by: The History Channel at October 09, 2012 11:30 PM (sTS/

--Don't get me started. The wifey fell for a Nostradamus DVD set in Costco. Ugh.

Posted by: logprof at October 09, 2012 11:46 PM (V/U0X)

340 Tolkien's LOTR is by far the shortest I own. Any recommendations?

Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series is up to 14 books. Solid characters. Contemporary fantasy. Not "high literature", but the man can turn a phrase very well. The main character could be a Moron with no changes, but he's a Wizard. Says so in the phone book.

Robert Jordan -was- on my list, and he wrote a wall-of-text. He kept a half-dozen plots in the air at any given moment for several thousand pages. But he never, you know, finished -any- of them. And then he croaked. Very irritating.


Posted by: Al at October 09, 2012 11:47 PM (MzQOZ)

341 If we're going to make fantasy-Hollywood movie versions of Niven & Pournelle novels, let's get right to the best of them.

The Mote in God's Eye: The Movie

Starring Colin Firth as Commander Blaine, and a shitload of CGI characters as Moties. Oh and Bob Hoskins as Kutuzov.

It's a duology. The first movie has the discovery of the alien probe, the voyage into the Mote system, and the first contact. Ends with the loss of the cruiser MacArthur and the realization of the threat the Moties represent. The second is the midshipmen on the Motie homeworld and the escape from the system.

Anybody got a camera?

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 09, 2012 11:47 PM (ctdR6)

342 I liked 12 monkeys. The original planet of the apes is good...Nova !

Posted by: The Jackhole at October 09, 2012 11:48 PM (DU15A)

343 337>>> Good luck turning Donaldson's wordy prose into film.

Not really what I was thinking -- I was replying to the comment about seeking out a fantasy series to read. That's the only one that came to mind offhand.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:48 PM (sTS/8)

344 you're all right wing wackos

and laura has a hump

and I'm a moron

and I'm drunk

and I love you all

I'm out

Posted by: kinlaw at October 09, 2012 11:49 PM (uLTng)

345 Yeah, okay. But I'd totally check her ID first.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:46 PM (bxiXv)

She said she was 18, Officer.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:49 PM (+XD7n)

346
I don't remember Kimba being a girl OR a boy.

Posted by: concrete girl at October 09, 2012 11:50 PM (y2Ojs)

347 307 We seem at least marginally headed in this direction...I love fantasy series. Long ones. Tolkien's LOTR is by far the shortest I own. Any recommendations?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at October 09, 2012 11:37 PM (GEICT)

--I'm not a fantasy geek, but the one I would pick up first (brevity counts) is C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy.

Posted by: logprof at October 09, 2012 11:50 PM (V/U0X)

348 That'll teach her to do that fancy readin' and stuff.

http://bit.ly/RcyXev

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 09, 2012 11:50 PM (piMMO)

349 I really should cosplay, but there are so many yummy characters out there.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:50 PM (a0qpy)

350 Niven/Pournelle?

its time for The Mote In Gods Eye............CGI is up to it

Posted by: formless at October 09, 2012 11:51 PM (Q9hzs)

351 Anybody got a camera?
Posted by: Trimegistus at October 09, 2012 11:47 PM (ctdR6)


I hated that book. It insisted on itself big time.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:51 PM (+XD7n)

352 #339 It still makes me wonder that people fall for that BS. One of my favorites from The Devil's Dictionary: "Clairvoyant, n. A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron-- namely that he is a blockhead."

Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 11:51 PM (JZpkc)

353 kimba: mega bangable

ooh, I said I was out

well I also said I was drunk

now I'm very drunk'

did I just broach the bestiality wall?

eeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted by: kinlaw at October 09, 2012 11:51 PM (uLTng)

354 Osamu Tezuka's name for the white lion is Leo. That should clear it up. The adult Leo animation even ran on the Christian Broadcast Network.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:52 PM (a0qpy)

355 The first Ringworld book would be awesome on SyFy. Rikasha anyone? The luck of Teela Brown. Though the youthful HALO gamers would claim Ringworld is a rip-off of well HALO.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:42 PM (a0qpy)


Undoubtedly.

If you want real idiocy, check out the letter from a Twilight fan who thinks that the movie Werewolf ripped off the idea of werewolves from Twilight, and how they got it wrong with how silver bullets kill werewolves, &c.

http://tinyurl.com/9j2wf7y

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:52 PM (sZTYJ)

356 348 That'll teach her to do that fancy readin' and stuff.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 09, 2012 11:50 PM (piMMO)


You know, that kind of thing makes me want to [redacted because it's just not a nice thing to say]. With a well-drilling machine.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:53 PM (bxiXv)

357 Kimba the White Lion was an awesome anime

Posted by: The Dude at October 09, 2012 11:53 PM (tw6Ar)

358 negatory on the Halo gamers blaming Ringworld for ripoff

I am one (although not as youthful as I'd like)

and we know it started with Ringworld

Posted by: kinlaw at October 09, 2012 11:54 PM (uLTng)

359
Kimba's a dude, dude. Didn't the song go... "Kimba the white lion is his name"?

Posted by: otho at October 09, 2012 11:54 PM (yBF/9)

360 349 I really should cosplay, but there are so many yummy characters out there.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:50 PM (a0qpy)


You girls are gonna be the death of me.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 09, 2012 11:54 PM (bxiXv)

361 but Halo was as awesome a game as can be found

Posted by: kinlaw at October 09, 2012 11:54 PM (uLTng)

362 Attended a Romney rally in NE Ohio earlier this evening. Very inspiring. Unbridled enthusiasm that (other than for SP) was totally missing in 2008. Mitt seemed (understandably) a little tired at the beginning, but 10,000 plus unified voices screaming "4 more weeks" seemed to really energize the guy. The overwhelming common theme among those I was around and spoke with? Obama.Has.To Go. You could feel the sense of urgency to get this man voted out of office. And finally...the CWHF (conservative wimmens hawtness factor) was off the charts. An awesome evening.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 09, 2012 11:55 PM (vbh31)

363 Okay, this thread is deader than disco. I'm gone.

Posted by: Torch-Wielding Villager at October 09, 2012 11:55 PM (sTS/8)

364 307
We seem at least marginally headed in this direction...I love fantasy
series. Long ones. Tolkien's LOTR is by far the shortest I own. Any
recommendations?


Swords and sorcery, can't help you, but if urban fantasy qualifies, you don't want to miss Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series. Up to book 13 or so, and headed for around 25 books total, if I remember right. Great stuff.

Posted by: Splunge at October 09, 2012 11:55 PM (2IW5Q)

365 A science-fiction property which would make a damned good movie is Poul Anderson's "The Man Who Counts" (aka "War of the Wing-Men") -- a group of humans crash-land on an alien world and get involved in a war between two local factions.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 09, 2012 11:56 PM (ctdR6)

366 Dammit. I thought i was interweb savvy until someone mentioned 'blue waffle'.

OMG.

Posted by: RWC at October 09, 2012 11:56 PM (t+Sdx)

367 oh yeah, Humble is running an ebook bundle right now

http://tinyurl.com/856hdv2

Posted by: The Dude at October 09, 2012 11:56 PM (tw6Ar)

368 I don't remember Kimba being a girl OR a boy.

Posted by: concrete girl at October 09, 2012 11:50 PM (y2Ojs)


Just like Obama...

Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:56 PM (sZTYJ)

369 352 #339 It still makes me wonder that people fall for that BS. One of my favorites from The Devil's Dictionary: "Clairvoyant, n. A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron-- namely that he is a blockhead."

Posted by: Secundus at October 09, 2012 11:51 PM (JZpkc)

--If you go to Milt Rosenberg's podcast page, he has a classic interview with "The Amazing Randi," a magician and professional hoax-debunker spending a whole show on Nostradamus myths.

Posted by: logprof at October 09, 2012 11:57 PM (V/U0X)

370 Ho-ly shit. Look at how the AP and Yahoo titled this article on Polanski (the pedophile rapist [or Harry Reids best bud] )

http://tinyurl.com/8pbrp5g

Posted by: Ball of Hate at October 09, 2012 11:57 PM (AREf/)

371 if you guys like to see cosplay in just a G (well maybe PG) format check out Lindsey Stirling as Linc:

http://tinyurl.com/9ho94k2

Posted by: kinlaw at October 09, 2012 11:58 PM (uLTng)

372 TPH, good gosh. The stupidity in that fan letter burns. How it burns. Burns hotter than Count Orlock vaporizing in the sunlight.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:58 PM (a0qpy)

373 A science-fiction property which would make a damned
good movie is Poul Anderson's "The Man Who Counts" (aka "War of the
Wing-Men") -- a group of humans crash-land on an alien world and get
involved in a war between two local factions.

Posted by: Trimegistus at October 09, 2012 11:56 PM (ctdR6)

rather have Detective Inspector Chen series

Posted by: The Dude at October 09, 2012 11:58 PM (tw6Ar)

374 @295 Damn right I'm old. Proud, too. And armed to the teeth.

I found Kennedy's accent off-putting, and his gestures outlandish. People who have only grown up on Saint John of Hyannis Port don't remember that his appeal was only on-again, off-again, and his policies had serious opposition. Vaughn Meader was really popular.

And Nixon 1960-64 would have been a whole 'nother deal than Nixon 1968-73.

For a pre-, during, and post-apocalyptic film, try on "Things To Come" (1936). Wings Over The World!

Posted by: comatus at October 09, 2012 11:58 PM (qaVK+)

375 negatory on the Halo gamers blaming Ringworld for ripoff

I am one (although not as youthful as I'd like)

and we know it started with Ringworld
Posted by: kinlaw at October 09, 2012 11:54 PM (uLTng)

Niven told of going to a scifi convention and finding math geeks yelling, "The Ringworld is unstable!"

He checked the math and, yeah, it was unstable, so he added fancy engines to keep it steady.

Posted by: eman at October 09, 2012 11:58 PM (+XD7n)

376 harry Harrisons The Stainless Steel Rat

Posted by: formless at October 09, 2012 11:59 PM (Q9hzs)

377 can listen to Lindsey Stirling all day

then look at her all night

Posted by: kinlaw at October 09, 2012 11:59 PM (uLTng)

378 348
That'll teach her to do that fancy readin' and stuff.

http://bit.ly/RcyXev



Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 09, 2012 11:50 PM (piMMO)

My heart sank, but thanks. Even so.....

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 09, 2012 11:59 PM (BVkEs)

379 Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 09, 2012 11:55 PM (vbh31)

--You need to see to your Moron League team. I got beaten by you despite your having three starters on bye.

Posted by: logprof at October 09, 2012 11:59 PM (V/U0X)

380 You need to see to your Moron League team. I got beaten by you despite your having three starters on bye.

Huh? I didn't sign up this year. I don't even remember my login! You sure about that?

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 10, 2012 12:00 AM (vbh31)

381 My heart sank, but thanks. Even so.....


****

THAT'S the type of animal our POTUS wants to make friends with.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 12:00 AM (piMMO)

382 "Okay, this thread is deader than disco."

You necrophobic!

http://youtu.be/-crgQGdpZR0

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 12:01 AM (I88Jc)

383 True story as told by one of the animators for Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi. The anime production company was getting fan letters from the US saying how much this one guy loved Lum - alien devil chick in the tiger-stripe bikini with green hair, horns, can levitate, and toss lightning bolts. How much did this guy love Lum? He wanted to marry her.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 09, 2012 11:32 PM (a0qpy)


Is that the same guy who was in Otaku no Video?

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at October 10, 2012 12:01 AM (sZTYJ)

384 370 Ho-ly shit. Look at how the AP and Yahoo titled this article on Polanski (the pedophile rapist [or Harry Reids best bud] )

Posted by: Ball of Hate at October 09, 2012 11:57 PM (AREf/)


Not only does it minimize the fact that he's a fucking pedophile force-rapist (as opposed to just statutory rapist), that's just horrible English.

Seriously, how many adults are former teens. Was this person a teen when they were forcibly raped by this old pervert (what are the chances)?

Man, some days the blood pressure meds do *nothing*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 12:01 AM (bxiXv)

385 362....Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 09, 2012 11:55 PM (vbh31)

Thanks for that report.
Cool.

Posted by: wheatie at October 10, 2012 12:02 AM (l5RhJ)

386 Hey now, lets not be havin' any of that readin', writin' and rithmetic crap

we're morons for g*ds sakes

Posted by: kinlaw at October 10, 2012 12:02 AM (uLTng)

387 Anna Puma, Cosplay character? Definitely Major Kusanagi. You don't even have to show up, just say your thermoptic camouflage is turned on.

Posted by: Jerry at October 10, 2012 12:03 AM (4SKYj)

388 Huh? I didn't sign up this year. I don't even remember my login! You sure about that?

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 10, 2012 12:00 AM (vbh31)

--You're *not* the owner of Soap's Macs???

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:03 AM (V/U0X)

389 Just once I would like to come face to face with one of these lib fucks that call themselves a reporter.
I guaran-gaddamn-tee you they would have something factual to write about the next day.

Posted by: Ball of Hate at October 10, 2012 12:03 AM (AREf/)

390 Kinlaw - Seen way too many girls crossplay Link to get excited. Though playing a violin is cool.

Merovign, death by anime cuties is a bad thing for you?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:04 AM (a0qpy)

391
This thread isn't dead. It's just comatose.

I blame all the simba-kimba references. Yawn.

Posted by: The MGM lion protests at October 10, 2012 12:05 AM (Q2wni)

392 I blame all the simba-kimba references. Yawn.

Posted by: The MGM lion protests at October 10, 2012 12:05 AM (Q2wni)


I'm tired of the same old cliche's.

Give me new ones.

Posted by: Samuel Goldwyn at October 10, 2012 12:05 AM (V/U0X)

393 Merovign, death by anime cuties is a bad thing for you?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:04 AM (a0qpy)


No, what's killing me is that y'all are always somewhere far away and I'm here!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 12:06 AM (bxiXv)

394 The animator or the fan? The story goes the fan was American. So not the guy who would create Gainax and raise the level of fan service to insane levels while warping our brains with Evangelion.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:06 AM (a0qpy)

395 @391

the deuce you say!

how can this thread be dead when we are laughing about chrissy tingles matthews?

oh wait, are we not laughing at chrissy tingles?

uhhhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by: kinlaw at October 10, 2012 12:07 AM (uLTng)

396 You're *not* the owner of Soap's Macs???

I was last year and the year before. Wow. I didn't do the draft this year, or anything. I wonder if my team went auto-draft and has just been on autopilot for 5 weeks? That would explain players on bye weeks left in the lineup, eh?

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 10, 2012 12:07 AM (vbh31)

397 Wen Spencer's Tinker is a "fantasy ... but everything is really science, honest" set of books.

The premise is that something (explained later) makes Pittsburgh spend 27 of every 28 days on another planet - Elfhome. Character driven, excellent protagonist (junkyard child genius girl/woman).

Illona Andrews' Kate Daniels Series is contemporary fantasy on an alternate earth where "now" there are "magic waves" swapping from 'magic works' to 'science works'. It fits into the whole apocalyptic theme, lots of weird crap going on. Strong "anti-bureaucracy" theme. Some romance aspects. But a fair amount of real historical allusions and mythologies beyond just Grimm.

Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 12:07 AM (MzQOZ)

398 This thread isn't dead. It's just comatose.

I blame all the simba-kimba references. Yawn.

Posted by: The MGM lion protests at October 10, 2012 12:05 AM (Q2wni)


Beautiful plumage, this ONT...

Posted by: Pet Shop Owner at October 10, 2012 12:08 AM (sZTYJ)

399 Merovign, just watch UFO Ultra-Maiden Valkyrie. Should be enough cute fan-service to tide you over.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:08 AM (a0qpy)

400
@ 392 Like you once said, Sam--if you want a message, send for Western Union (or words to that effect.)

Speaking of messagey movies, notice how all the serious messagey lib flicks tank at the box office? Someone should make a list.

Posted by: The MGM lion protests at October 10, 2012 12:09 AM (Q2wni)

401 @398

pining for the fjords

Posted by: kinlaw at October 10, 2012 12:09 AM (uLTng)

402 Tinker is murder most foul in a fantasy setting. Wen did a good job with it. Though making her elf I was going whut?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:10 AM (a0qpy)

403 The Star of the Guardians by Margaret Weiss is one series that I wouldn't mind seeing as a movie trilogy. Except that the comparisons to Star Wars would kill it.

Posted by: Alex at October 10, 2012 12:10 AM (HwgHt)

404 I was last year and the year before. Wow. I didn't do the draft this year, or anything. I wonder if my team went auto-draft and has just been on autopilot for 5 weeks? That would explain players on bye weeks left in the lineup, eh?

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 10, 2012 12:07 AM (vbh31)

--Yeah, my team had to auto-draft but I am still setting line-ups. You, however, are not. Nevertheless, your zombie team still beat mine.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:10 AM (V/U0X)

405 best apocalyptic movie evah: Dt.Strangelove ( or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb )


the actual title...

Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 10, 2012 12:10 AM (Dll6b)

406 Didn't know ytube was banned. There is one with Clint's greatest hits. Don't know how to link tho.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:11 AM (9tjlm)

407 By Obamacare's terms, Congress can repeal IPAB only during a seven-month window in 2017, and then only by three-fifths majorities in both chambers. After that, the law precludes Congress from ever altering IPAB proposals.

Certain Justices, many politicians, rope, lampposts. What should they have in common?

Posted by: George Orwell what knows that poor people don't know how to show up for work at October 10, 2012 12:12 AM (AZGON)

408 Two great not-really-apocalyptic but more SHTF/TEOTWAWKI books:

"Patriots" by James Wesley Rawles; it's the first of a trilogy, the next two are "Survivors" and "Founders" but the former is meh and the latter, which was just released, hasn't gotten good reviews. "Patriots" is excellent, however, and is predicated on economic collapse.

The other one is "One Second After" by William Forstchen; it covers an EMP scenario.




Posted by: Country Singer (likes teh ginger ladies) at October 10, 2012 12:12 AM (+r4NB)

409
Speaking of messagey movies, notice how all the serious messagey lib flicks tank at the box office? Someone should make a list.

Posted by: The MGM lion protests at October 10, 2012 12:09 AM (Q2wni)

--Hmmm, Redacted, Lions for Lambs, J. Edgar? Alas, Avatar did very well. . . .

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:12 AM (V/U0X)

410 To whomever decided Big Bird was your hill to die on....thank you.
You have made the perfect distinction between what you value over what the country needs.

Posted by: Beto at October 10, 2012 12:12 AM (BAnPT)

411 Harrison's The Stainless Steel Rat

That would be a hilarious set of movies. I can't imagine it not getting mangled beyond recognition by Hollywood though.

Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 12:13 AM (MzQOZ)

412 Businesses affiliated with the husband of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill
have received almost $40 million in federal subsidies for low-income
housing developments during her first five years in office, though it
appears only fraction of that has made it to the family's bank accounts,
according to an Associated Press analysis.

http://tinyurl.com/8dh39zh (CBS News)


Ain't that the usual way? A fraction here, a fraction there, a brick of bucks in the freezer.

Posted by: LC LaWedgie at October 10, 2012 12:13 AM (0It32)

413 The animator or the fan? The story goes the fan was American. So not the guy who would create Gainax and raise the level of fan service to insane levels while warping our brains with Evangelion.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:06 AM (a0qpy)


"Otaku no Video" had live action interview segments of otaku, including one of an American going off about Lum. Checking out Þe Olde Wikipedia, it appears that the guy I was thinking of was a guy named Craig York, who did some mrchandizing for Gainax...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku_no_Video

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at October 10, 2012 12:13 AM (sZTYJ)

414 @405 Kubrick, if I'm not mistaken. Had the same dark humor throughout as his Lolita. Love both films.

Posted by: Heart-shaped sunglasses are so iconic at October 10, 2012 12:13 AM (Q2wni)

415 406 Didn't know ytube was banned. There is one with Clint's greatest hits. Don't know how to link tho.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:11 AM (9tjlm)

--Copy the link from the "Share" button and paste straight-up into your comment and post. For some bizarre reason this works but putting it into the URL field does not.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:13 AM (V/U0X)

416 Nevertheless, your zombie team still beat mine.

I'll be damned. I forget - is that Yahoo fantasy or NFL.com?

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 10, 2012 12:13 AM (vbh31)

417 I've often wondered how the IPAB would survive if Congress made it a capital crime to serve on, advise, or cash a check from the board after, say, January 21, 2013. What good would it do them to have an appointed board who had to keep their membership secret? How well could they enforce their mandate if making a public statement about it were a prosecutable crime?

I won't merely subscribe to your newsletter. I will print, publish and deliver it.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows that poor people don't know how to show up for work at October 10, 2012 12:14 AM (AZGON)

418 How about the Galactic Milieu books by Julian May?

Posted by: eman at October 10, 2012 12:14 AM (+XD7n)

419 @405

Now Dmitri...

Posted by: kinlaw at October 10, 2012 12:15 AM (uLTng)

420 Youtube direct links are banned from the URL link sock window but you can cutNpaste short ones directly into the comment box or use tinyurl in the comment box if you get the "too long" crap warning.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:15 AM (vDl/w)

421 399 Merovign, just watch UFO Ultra-Maiden Valkyrie. Should be enough cute fan-service to tide you over.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:08 AM (a0qpy)


I'm not sure you and I both take the same meaning from the words "fan service," but okay.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 12:16 AM (bxiXv)

422 I'll be damned. I forget - is that Yahoo fantasy or NFL.com?

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 10, 2012 12:13 AM (vbh31)

--NFL.com. Yahoo hosts the Pick'em (which I dropped out of this year).

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:16 AM (V/U0X)

423 As far as IPAB, I figure let them be empaneled and then arrest everyone involved and who voted for it for conspiracy to violate the constitutional rights of an American Citizen, 300,000,000 counts.

I want that shit repealed day one, and replaced with a simple bill that says "Do not do that shit again or we will fire your sorry asses out of a giant clown cannon."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 12:18 AM (bxiXv)

424 Egh I have to do some writing tonight or my brain is going to die.

I was working on some new dedicated writing PC thingies earlier and effed everything up, and I'm so tired my eye sockets hurt.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 12:18 AM (bxiXv)

425 "You can't fight here!! This is the War Room !!!"

Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 10, 2012 12:19 AM (Dll6b)

426 @409 Let's not forget Syriana and the remake of The Manchurian Candidate, although if that one had a message no one could discern it, it was such a confused mess.

Posted by: obie doobie at October 10, 2012 12:19 AM (Q2wni)

427 I would not be surprised if a Gainax person had lost their sense of perspective to the extent of writing fan letters. The animator, when he told the story, never mentioned the name of the fan.

Otaku no video, Scramble wars, Maddox 01 and a few others have pretty much vanished into the anime memory hole. Scramble Wars is a great 'so you think you are an otaku' film to test knowledge on.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:20 AM (a0qpy)

428 426 @409 Let's not forget Syriana and the remake of The Manchurian Candidate, although if that one had a message no one could discern it, it was such a confused mess.

Posted by: obie doobie at October 10, 2012 12:19 AM (Q2wni)

--Shit, I forgot every other Clooney movie of the past 10 years. Don;t forget Good Night and Good Luck.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:21 AM (V/U0X)

429 This sort of fan service?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AKUGXFLVgc

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:21 AM (vDl/w)

430 "I do not avoid women, Mandrake--but I do deny them my essence."

Posted by: Isaac Davis White at October 10, 2012 12:21 AM (Dll6b)

431 still have my Maddox dvds around here somewhere. Fun popcorn

Posted by: The Dude at October 10, 2012 12:21 AM (tw6Ar)

432 Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:16 AM

Heh. Found my login. The auto-draft actually picked me a halfway decent team and I'm 4-1. Ain't that a ball bust!

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 10, 2012 12:22 AM (vbh31)

433 Along with the apocalyptic theme ... WND has a story up about Barky's wedding ring. You really won't believe it (it's so brazen and stupid - the ring and its wearer, that is - even for Barky). It has tons of pictures and it turns out that Barky's ring has an arabic inscription of the start of the shahada on it ("There is no G-d but allah"):

http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/obamas-ring-there-is-no-god-but-allah/

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 12:22 AM (X3lox)

434 Merovign did you kill your copy of Scrivener? Getting ready for the November writing challenge?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:22 AM (a0qpy)

435 Awesome thread tonight , even though I agree with Peaches , I was hoping for more cake and or pie ( sighs wishfully ) ...guess I will have to just settle for a wee bite of a good old Hersey chocolate bar . And totally agree that Ann Romney is a very caring , honorable and classy lady and gorgeous !!!!!
Well now back to my thoughts about cake

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 12:23 AM (y4gyq)

436 Heh. Found my login. The auto-draft actually picked me a halfway decent team and I'm 4-1. Ain't that a ball bust!

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at October 10, 2012 12:22 AM (vbh31)

--Yeah, I can't blame robo-draft too much for my 1-4 record, since I picked Cam FAIL Newton as my keeper.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:23 AM (V/U0X)

437 Anime trope because of Macross - never eat the pineapple upside down cake.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:24 AM (a0qpy)

438 Alas, Avatar did very well. . . .

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:12 AM (V/U0X)


That movie sucked in every which way. Even the effects were shitty. I watched 10 minutes of it and couldn't believe that anyone would bother wading through the whole piece of garbage. Then I watched a different 10 minutes (it was on cable every 2 seconds for a while) and hated everyone who had ever bothered watching the whole thing. Every actor and person associated with that movie should be exiled to Egypt.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 12:25 AM (X3lox)

439 ...because you never know where the pineapple's been?

Posted by: teddy kennedy in hell at October 10, 2012 12:25 AM (vDl/w)

440 If Romney wins, I'll enjoy the sight of egg splattered over the faces of those smug Hollywood over-entitled overpaid hypocrites.

Posted by: obie doobie at October 10, 2012 12:26 AM (Q2wni)

441 "I'll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small business
and jobs. I'm a job creator. Guys like me are job creators and we don't
like having a bulls-eye painted on our back," - Steve Wynn said about Obama


All in baby.

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 12:26 AM (BVkEs)

442 fan dance>madonna's sex book.

Funny that, eh?

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 12:26 AM (I88Jc)

443 OOF! "Obama Vows to Protect Big Bird, U.S. Ambassadors Not So Much" -- http://tinyurl.com/9re5nfo

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 12:26 AM (kaalw)

444 And time to restart the Hollywood taxes that Glenn Reynolds is always, rightly, mentioning.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:27 AM (vDl/w)

445 Remember when the Discovery Channlel actually has shows about science, technology, and nature (that didn't involve Shark Week)?



Posted by: The Political Hat at October 09, 2012 11:28 PM (sZTYJ)


Actually I remember even back in the 2000-2001 time frame, the Science Channel would have cool documentaries and stuff, mainly of the ocean and marine life, and I would watch it on a Friday night while grading stacks and stacks of lab reports...





no I did not have a life *sob*

Posted by: chemjeff at October 10, 2012 12:27 AM (d/5qf)

446 Logprof - maybe I'm using an old browser, can't seem to find a share button. Damnit.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:27 AM (9tjlm)

447 443 OOF! "Obama Vows to Protect Big Bird, U.S. Ambassadors Not So Much

That might leave a mark.

Posted by: BignJames at October 10, 2012 12:28 AM (rlFQ+)

448 I'd say that Wynn interview qualifies as pwnage.

Fuck you Baraka.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:28 AM (V/U0X)

449
Freakin pixy, that didn't work either.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:28 AM (9tjlm)

450 434 Merovign did you kill your copy of Scrivener? Getting ready for the November writing challenge?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:22 AM (a0qpy)


I keep not getting Scrivener. I keep trying other things but going back to just writing and not being all fancy about it.

I think the problem is that organizational tools are designed for people who are already organized, and not to help disorganized people get organized.

Because disorganized people don't make tools to better organize. Because they're disorganized.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 12:29 AM (bxiXv)

451 "Children of Men"...not a great movie but they had King Crimson as part of their soundtrack. I dug out the albums I had by them and then remembered...my turntable was stolen about 20 years ago and I never replaced it. Oh well, it was still a good album. Don't remember much else about the movie though.

Posted by: JMKN1 at October 10, 2012 12:30 AM (JMKN1)

452 Just cutNpaste the YouTube URL in the comment box, Infidel, like I did in #429.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:31 AM (vDl/w)

453 Bert and Ernie as done by Martin Scorsese;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NShgvtEro7I

Posted by: kbdabear at October 10, 2012 12:31 AM (wwsoB)

454 Las Vegas has had Barky's number for a while:


“I gotta tell you this, everybody says I shouldn’t say it, but I gotta tell you the way it is. This president is a real slow learner.”

-- Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Feb 2010.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 12:31 AM (X3lox)

455 Good evening scaliwags and malcontents

Posted by: zeera at October 10, 2012 12:31 AM (3dXwx)

456 440 If Romney wins, I'll enjoy the sight of egg splattered over the faces of those smug Hollywood over-entitled overpaid hypocrites.

Posted by: obie doobie at October 10, 2012 12:26 AM (Q2wni)


And they can't run away to France now, because the socialists will take away all their money.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 12:31 AM (bxiXv)

457 Odd. It just started raining.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 12:32 AM (kaalw)

458
Big Bird just flipped the bird at Obama. Regarding product placement violation.

I want to see Betty Boop in campaign ads. She's hawt.

Posted by: Betty Boops' sidekick dog, Bimbo at October 10, 2012 12:33 AM (Q2wni)

459 It has tons of pictures and it turns out that Barky's ring has an
arabic inscription of the start of the shahada on it ("There is no G-d
but allah")


You know what cops say about perps -- ignore what they say and watch their hands. I'm just saying...

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 12:33 AM (pzeq+)

460
http://youtu.be/K1vZq3bTS_Y

Ok, maybe my stuped buzzed self figured this out. Long, But classic Clint Eastwood.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:34 AM (9tjlm)

461 446 Logprof - maybe I'm using an old browser, can't seem to find a share button. Damnit.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:27 AM (9tjlm)

--It's just below the box where the video is.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 12:34 AM (V/U0X)

462 Awesome thread tonight , even though I agree with Peaches , I was hoping for more cake and or pie ( sighs wishfully )

****

Yum?

http://pinterest.com/pin/63261569737092585/

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 12:34 AM (piMMO)

463 Tommy Boy don't need organiz...zzz

http://youtu.be/hMZ6dDgkUmQ

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 12:35 AM (I88Jc)

464 And they can't run away to France now, because the socialists will take away all their money.

They'll flee to England. Curiously, England is considered a "tax haven" in Europe...which speaks volumes.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 12:35 AM (pzeq+)

465 http://youtu.be/K1vZq3bTS_Y

Ok, maybe my stuped buzzed self figured this out. Long, But classic Clint Eastwood.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:34 AM (9tjlm)

--Yay! We have comprehension!

Posted by: logprof, also buzzed at October 10, 2012 12:35 AM (V/U0X)

466 Well how's that for timing. Time for another beer.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:36 AM (9tjlm)

467
They'll flee to England. Curiously, England is considered a "tax haven" in Europe...which speaks volumes.

****

And they are so much more enlightened there.

Posted by: Gwyneth at October 10, 2012 12:36 AM (piMMO)

468 BTW, before I see that Clint video, I gotta say that the line from The Dead Pool, "You forgot your fortune cookie. It says: "You're shit outta luck." would be epically apropos for Nov. 6.

Posted by: logprof, also buzzed at October 10, 2012 12:37 AM (V/U0X)

469 They'll love the NHS -- only 9 months waiting time for tumors that are gonna kill you in 6.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 12:37 AM (pzeq+)

470 Obama Campaign's October Surprise: Romney once double-dipped a chip in 1965. Details pending.....

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 12:38 AM (BVkEs)

471 Thanks log! A little slow on the uptake after a few brewskis.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:38 AM (9tjlm)

472 Well now back to my thoughts about cake

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 12:23 AM (y4gyq)

you and me both

Posted by: chemjeff at October 10, 2012 12:39 AM (d/5qf)

473 VE is looking good too. Cheap gas, and a dictator that would help fund their propaganda films.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 12:39 AM (pzeq+)

474 @467 Is it true that Gwyneth named her daughter Apple? Will she give fruit names to all her children? Coconut? Banana? Boysenberry?

Posted by: Fruit Loops at October 10, 2012 12:40 AM (Q2wni)

475 his book "The Uplift War" actually stunk.

Don't you blaspheme in here.

Posted by: DaveA at October 10, 2012 12:40 AM (wcjj2)

476 457
Odd. It just started raining.


Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 12:32 AM (kaalw)

But is it the right kind of rain?

Posted by: chemjeff at October 10, 2012 12:40 AM (d/5qf)

477 I'm a chicken hawk and you're a chicken. Now are ya gonna come along quiet like or am I gonna have ta muss ya up some?

Heh, that's a great character.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 10, 2012 12:40 AM (iiPpa)

478 464
And they can't run away to France now, because the socialists will take away all their money.

They'll flee to England. Curiously, England is considered a "tax haven" in Europe...which speaks volumes.


Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 12:35 AM (pzeq+)

Michael Douglas will flee "back" to Bermuda, where he is a citizen. The uber wealthy will go to Monaco or one of those tax haven principalities. The wealthy know where to hide their filthy lucre.

Posted by: MrCaniac at October 10, 2012 12:41 AM (Zd/NW)

479 Wow, I've just found that yet another liberal foundational myth is a lie.

In this case Love Canal.

Rather then corporate malfeasance, the local government bought the land knowing it was a chemical waste dump, decided to build schools on it, and damaged the stored chemical containment as part of their development after both Hooker Chemical and the construction company hired to build the schools told them they were insane.

http://tinyurl.com/bmcy6

So just think, we have an EPA because school boards can't be held accountable for literally anything...

Posted by: 18-1 at October 10, 2012 12:41 AM (AUeaU)

480 Frontline [i/]had a "documentary" comparing O and Romney that was full of shit but did mention O variously claiming to be an Indonesian prince and Kenyan royalty at his private school in Hawaii. See the sock link.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:41 AM (vDl/w)

481 You know what cops say about perps -- ignore what they say and watch their hands. I'm just saying...

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 12:33 AM (pzeq+)


Is that article amazing, or what? Unreal.

But what ticks me off the most is that this is another example of the muzzies stealing shit from Judaism. We have "The Sh'ma", which says that about G-d (along with the first commandment, of course) and the friggin muzzies steal it and pervert it as they do with just about everything else. Everything islam touches (that it stole, for the most part) it turns to utter shit and almost destroys. Just as that primitive ideology has sullied and demeaned the concept of martyrdom they do with everything, the savage fuckers.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 12:41 AM (X3lox)

482 Crap. Typing in the dark.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:42 AM (vDl/w)

483 Typing in the dark.

Close ...

Posted by: Bruce S. at October 10, 2012 12:42 AM (iiPpa)

484 To be fair, PoP, the muzzies did use the Hindus' zero to count slaves more effectively.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:43 AM (vDl/w)

485 474
@467 Is it true that Gwyneth named her daughter Apple? Will she give
fruit names to all her children? Coconut? Banana? Boysenberry?

Posted by: Fruit Loops at October 10, 2012 12:40 AM (Q2wni)

MANGO!

Posted by: MANGO! at October 10, 2012 12:44 AM (d/5qf)

486 Bob Woodward complicit in the Libyan Massacre Media cover up? Sweet......

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 12:44 AM (BVkEs)

487 Speaking of Jugears--every notice how when you get older your ears and nose enlarge? What I would like to shrink enlarges and what I would like to enlarge shrinks.It's just one more way nature fucks with us.

Posted by: gettin' old at October 10, 2012 12:44 AM (Q2wni)

488 462 Awesome thread tonight , even though I agree with Peaches , I was hoping for more cake and or pie ( sighs wishfully )

****

Yum?

http://pinterest.com/pin/63261569737092585/


Due to my stupidity with the workings of this technology I am unable to view the picture ..( I am online on my phone ) . Please describe it to me NDH ...please is it a wonderful piece of cake ???
A nice piece of cake would be nice

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 12:45 AM (y4gyq)

489 @467 Is it true that Gwyneth named her daughter Apple? Will she give
fruit names to all her children? Coconut? Banana? Boysenberry?


****

Yep. Apple.

You should check out that blog of hers for a good laugh.

She gives out tips about how to relax and enjoy life and which includes suggestions such as hitting the spa or hiring a personal chef.

Bitch.

Posted by: Gwyneth at October 10, 2012 12:45 AM (piMMO)

490 468 Well wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall in the family quarters at 1600 on Nov 6/7. Mooch will be raging trying to figure out what she will destroy/steal. TFG will be in bed in a ball with Kal or Reggie and MIL and the little squirts will be doing I don't know.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:45 AM (9tjlm)

491 Typing in the dark.

Into the barrel. Dark in there too.

Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 12:45 AM (MzQOZ)

492 Frontline [i/]had a "documentary" comparing O and Romney that was
full of shit but did mention O variously claiming to be an Indonesian
prince and Kenyan royalty at his private school in Hawaii. See the sock
link.


****

I tried to watch it and was actually lured in by the Indonesian prince promo. Then, I got bored and started playing Peggle.

Posted by: Gwyneth at October 10, 2012 12:46 AM (piMMO)

493 To be fair, PoP, the muzzies did use the Hindus' zero to count slaves more effectively.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:43 AM (vDl/w)


Heh ... they stole the zero, too! When I went to school we learned the hindu-arabic numerals. Now it's just the arabic number system, as if the friggin arabs could come up with it.

arabs are raiders. That's all they are. That's all they do. And then they have the audacity to act as if they created the stuff they stole (and generally misused because they were too stupid to figure out what its correct uses were).

"arabs can gain control only over flat territory."

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 12:47 AM (X3lox)

494 off snobby sock

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 12:47 AM (piMMO)

495 Well wouldn't you just love to be a fly on the wall
in the family quarters at 1600 on Nov 6/7. Mooch will be raging trying
to figure out what she will destroy/steal. TFG will be in bed in a ball with a ball gag in
with Kal or Reggie and MIL and the little squirts will be doing I don't
know.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:45 AM (9tjlm)

FIFY

Posted by: Country Singer (likes teh ginger ladies) at October 10, 2012 12:47 AM (+r4NB)

496 482 Crap. Typing in the dark.


Yup sounds like me on my phone .....

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 12:48 AM (y4gyq)

497 please is it a wonderful piece of cake ???

yes, you gain 5 pounds just by viewing the picture

Posted by: chemjeff at October 10, 2012 12:48 AM (d/5qf)

498 Into the barrel. Dark in there too.


Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 12:45 AM (MzQOZ)

I could cut a hole, only compromise is you have to suck anything that is stuck through the hole

Posted by: The Dude at October 10, 2012 12:49 AM (tw6Ar)

499 But is it the right kind of rain?


Posted by: chemjeff at October 10, 2012 12:40 AM (d/5qf)


Well, it seems like a very small cell, but quite intense. It started with a "patter, patter, patter", then washed the gutters, and it seems to have passed already. If tomorrow, I open the door into a technicolor world with a path of golden bricks leading to a city of emerald green, that would prove things.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 12:49 AM (kaalw)

500 479 Wow, I've just found that yet another liberal foundational myth is a lie.

In this case Love Canal.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 10, 2012 12:41 AM (AUeaU)


Oh, shit, I knew that when I was a kid.

The problem was, I didn't learn in from the effing traitors in the MFM, I had to read non-mainstream books by people that had done their homework.

People who watch news still don't know that the AGW freakazoids turned off the damned air conditioning during congressional testimony in the 80s for "dramatic effect" and because the actual evidence was crap.

The left has as part of its pathology that there is no other possible good motive for anything but what they want - everyone else is a mustache-twirling villain.

So they *actually believe* by process of elimination that manufacturers want to despoil nature because it satisfies some evil urge they have. This is a joke, but not because it's false. It's just pathetic, but it's true - I know, I was raised by these people (sort of).

So if you just tell them something like that, they believe it without checking, and then Dan Rather goes and tells a story about a frog with a machete and that's that, it's "history."

The more I think about it, the more I want to live in a cave somewhere.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 12:49 AM (bxiXv)

501
My middle name is Pie.

Posted by: Apple Pie Paltrow at October 10, 2012 12:50 AM (Q2wni)

502 495 good job.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:51 AM (9tjlm)

503 Otaku no video, Scramble wars, Maddox 01 and a few others have pretty much vanished into the anime memory hole. Scramble Wars is a great 'so you think you are an otaku' film to test knowledge on.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:20 AM (a0qpy)


Scramble War:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp90cuojeQM

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at October 10, 2012 12:51 AM (sZTYJ)

504 please is it a wonderful piece of cake ???


****

pumpkin toffee cheesecake with a caramel drizzle

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 12:52 AM (piMMO)

505 Infidel:

Alas, that Clint video lacked my favorite line from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: "God's not on our side, 'cuz God hates idiots."

Posted by: logprof, also buzzed at October 10, 2012 12:52 AM (V/U0X)

506 Frog with a machete?

Amphibian or Euro?

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 10, 2012 12:52 AM (iiPpa)

507 501

My middle name is Pie.

Posted by: Apple Pie Paltrow at October 10, 2012 12:50 AM (Q2wni)

Time to get the whipped cream...

Posted by: Apple Pie Paltrow's future boyfriend at October 10, 2012 12:52 AM (d/5qf)

508 Can you just imagine if we could post photos in the comments.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 12:53 AM (piMMO)

509 497 please is it a wonderful piece of cake ???

yes, you gain 5 pounds just by viewing the picture

Oh goody ....thank you NDH AND chemjeff , just the thought of it has made me smile !!!!! I guess for my weight's sake ( and I am a MommaBear ) it is probably better that I only age it and only gain maybe 2,5 lbs ...... Well we all can't be gorgeous like Ann Romney . She is Awesome !!!!!

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 12:53 AM (y4gyq)

510 The funny thing about the way "Invented -zero-" keeps getting through around is: "Yeah, and now they are fundamentally nihilists."

The book Unknown Quantity covers a variety of the other counting and symbology of math that's pretty interesting. The early Greeks had some pretty whacked arithmetic and algebraic symbologies.

Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 12:53 AM (MzQOZ)

511 There's a toxic dump site in rural upstate NY that makes Love Canal look like a spilled bottle of ketchup at a BBQ.

http://www.epa.gov/region2/superfund/npl/dewey/

The Loeffel site has contaminate all the lakes, ponds, and groundwater downstream of it for many, many miles rendering huge tracts of land unsalable, wells unusable, cancer clusters, etc, etc.

The govt is still pretty much in denial about it. The locals are up in arms. This shit has been known about since I was a teen growing up in that area 35 years ago. The aquifer contamination is basically impossible to remediate at this point due to the massive scope of the contamination and how far its spread. You'd have to remove literally cubic miles of dirt and whole mountains.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 12:54 AM (pzeq+)

512 Darn typing in the dark .... I am meant image it !!!! I can't spell

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 12:54 AM (y4gyq)

513 Finishing up my little quote above (from Ibn Khaldun, 14th century, Muqadimmah):

24. arabs can gain control only over flat territory

This is because, on account of their savage nature, (the Arabs) are people who plunder and cause damage. They plunder whatever they are able to lay their hands on without having to fight or to expose themselves to danger. They then retreat to their pastures in the desert. They do not at­tack or fight except in self-defense. Every stronghold or (locality) that seems difficult (to attack), they bypass in favor of some less difficult (enterprise). They do not attack it. Tribes that are protected against (the Arabs) by inaccessible mountains are safe from their mischief and destructiveness. The Arabs would not cross hills or undergo hardship and danger in order to get to them.

Flat territory, on the other hand, falls victim to their looting and prey to their appetite whenever they (have the opportunity of) gaining power over it, when there is no militia, or when the dynasty is weak. Then they raid, plunder, and attack that territory repeatedly, because it is easily (accessible) to them. Eventually, its inhabitants succumb utterly to the Arabs and then they are pushed around by them in accordance with changes of control and shifts in leadership. Eventually, their civilization is wiped out.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 12:54 AM (X3lox)

514 log: Agreed. They could have levt out some of the dups but I still love Clint and I thing I missed a few of the black and whites from the old days.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:54 AM (9tjlm)

515 83
Young Mitt was telling his Dad about a dream he had where he kicked the shit out of an asshole on live TV.



"It seemed so real, Dad."

************

I'd like a pic of young Mitt sitting in Barack's lap, with the caption, "I see dead people".

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at October 10, 2012 12:55 AM (2c1Cq)

516 Darn typing in the dark .... I am meant image it !!!! I can't spell


*****

I am going to paint all my keys in glow-in-the-dark paint!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 12:55 AM (piMMO)

517 508 Can you just imagine if we could post photos in the comments.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 12:53 AM (piMMO)


"Spading" would replace "Rick Rolling" as a general term for misleading lead-ins to something awful.

If you searched for "circus freak" in a search engine we'd be in the top ten results.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 12:55 AM (bxiXv)

518 18-1 pg 138 - 139 from 'Environmental Overkill - Whatever Happened to Common Sense." 1992

About Love Canal site in New York.
"The Hooker Chemical company was not a willing seller...
Eventually, Hooker bowed to pressure from the city[Niagara Falls] and to threats that the land might be seized under the doctrine of eminent domain to build a public school. The company deeded the property to the city for the token price of one dollar.
The record shows that Hooker went to great lengths to warn the city about the danger of disturbing the waste area. The deed of conveyance of the land, dated April 28, 1953, contains such specific language.
Once the land was acquired, the Board of Education ignored the company's warnings and soon permitted construction of storm sewers, roads, and utilities. In 1958, some of the canal's waste site covering was breached as homes and schools were built."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 12:56 AM (a0qpy)

519 457
Odd. It just started raining.

We had one rain cloud go over at about that time...figured it was time to get the dogs in, lest they get soaked, but it was exactly one cloud.


Posted by: JEM at October 10, 2012 12:56 AM (o+SC1)

520 Heads up, morons. Mila Kunis will be on Conan tonight.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 12:56 AM (piMMO)

521 You'd have to poke around the archives but junkscience.com had stuff years ago that I read about Love Canal and PCB contamination being crap.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:57 AM (vDl/w)

522 The funny thing about the way "Invented -zero-" keeps getting through around is: "Yeah, and now they are fundamentally nihilists."

The book Unknown Quantity covers a variety of the other counting and symbology of math that's pretty interesting. The early Greeks had some pretty whacked arithmetic and algebraic symbologies.

Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 12:53 AM (MzQOZ)


Burn the Math Witch

Posted by: MSNBC at October 10, 2012 12:57 AM (sZTYJ)

523 The early Greeks had some pretty whacked arithmetic and algebraic symbologies.

Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 12:53 AM (MzQOZ)


Yeah. Greeks dealt with ratios, mostly - lovers of rationality They would have strung Barky up for saying something so incredibly offensive to the intellect as "profit AND earnings ratio". Literally. They were better people.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 12:57 AM (X3lox)

524 As for those millionaire and billionaire libs, has it not occurred to them that if there ever was a real class war or revolution, those nice distinctions about ideology would not be in play and they'd be loaded into the tumbrils along with all the other rich?

Posted by: Robespierre at October 10, 2012 12:58 AM (Q2wni)

525 I didn't read the page but Twitchy has a story about Kunis not believing/understanding that there are poor Republicans in the world. Inconceivable!

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:58 AM (vDl/w)

526
Heads up, morons. Mila Kunis will be on Conan tonight.



Well, the guys are gone.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 12:58 AM (9tjlm)

527 Any morons want to stuff Wendy Ginger full of beef until she says "now that's better" ?


Posted by: kbdabear at October 10, 2012 12:59 AM (wwsoB)

528 You'd have to poke around the archives but junkscience.com had stuff years ago that I read about Love Canal and PCB contamination being crap.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 12:57 AM (vDl/w)


I wuv "Love Canal"

Posted by: Barney Frank, Toxic S**t Specialisst at October 10, 2012 12:59 AM (sZTYJ)

529 okay, time for bed.
incidentally, the book "Maximum Achievement" really is a good book. if you are in the dumps and doubting your abilities, pick it up.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 10, 2012 12:59 AM (d/5qf)

530 History Channel:

Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror is coming on now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 12:59 AM (piMMO)

531 Mila Kunis will be on Conan tonight.

I'd much prefer Mila to be on something else ...

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 10, 2012 01:00 AM (iiPpa)

532 Mila Kunis doesn't really do anything for me

Her elbows could cut diamonds

Posted by: kbdabear at October 10, 2012 01:00 AM (wwsoB)

533 524 Lol. And we have all the food and ammo. lol.

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 01:00 AM (9tjlm)

534 I didn't read the page but Twitchy has a story about Kunis not
believing/understanding that there are poor Republicans in the world.
Inconceivable!


****

It must be lovely in Lala Land this time of year.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:00 AM (piMMO)

535 508 Can you just imagine if we could post photos in the comments.


NDH .....are such things possible ????
The horde would LOVE this !!!!!

I know I would

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 01:01 AM (y4gyq)

536 524 As for those millionaire and billionaire libs, has it not occurred to them that if there ever was a real class war or revolution, those nice distinctions about ideology would not be in play and they'd be loaded into the tumbrils along with all the other rich?

Posted by: Robespierre at October 10, 2012 12:58 AM (Q2wni)


No, for the same reason college kids with Che t-shirts always think they'll be the one with the AK and the beret and not the one tied to a stick in front of the ditch they just spent two days digging.

Because they're fucking idiots.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 01:01 AM (bxiXv)

537 Mila Kunis doesn't really do anything for me

Posted by: kbdabear at October 10, 2012 01:00 AM (wwsoB)


I think she's very pretty but not at the top of any list.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 01:01 AM (X3lox)

538 Curiously, Wiki's mention of the Dewey Loeffel site is cursory - one line in a table even though its far worse than Love Canal.

I wonder if it has anything to do with leftist GE being a major player?

Cleaning up Loeffel could quite literally drive GE into bankruptcy. It that big and messy.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 01:01 AM (pzeq+)

539 Apocalyptic dance party:

http://youtu.be/FG1NrQYXjLU

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 01:02 AM (I88Jc)

540 "Spading" would replace "Rick Rolling" as a general term for misleading lead-ins to something awful.



****

I'm afraid to ask.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:02 AM (piMMO)

541 Good night chemjeff and God Bless !!!!

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 01:02 AM (y4gyq)

542 Any morons want to stuff Wendy Ginger full of beef until she says "now that's better" ?


Posted by: kbdabear at October 10, 2012 12:59 AM (wwsoB)

Morgan Smith Goodwin

Posted by: The Dude at October 10, 2012 01:03 AM (tw6Ar)

543 okay, time for bed.
incidentally, the book "Maximum Achievement"
really is a good book. if you are in the dumps and doubting your
abilities, pick it up.


*****

I picked up a Brad Thor book, The Apostle, at the Dollar Tree this past weekend.

Just one buck!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:03 AM (piMMO)

544 I was flipping channels and noticed on one of those Entertainment Tonight things that Brad Pitt "came out" saying he doesn't feel safe unless he has a gun in the house.

Naturally, he sounded apologetic about that, as if he's blasphemed against the Gods of Hollywood. I'm sure he'll make out a check or twelve as penance.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 10, 2012 01:03 AM (iiPpa)

545 Nite all, up and attem early. I'll dream of cake!

Posted by: Infidel at October 10, 2012 01:03 AM (9tjlm)

546
"Spading" would replace "Rick Rolling" as a general term for misleading lead-ins to something awful.


We already got a term for that -- being "Obama'd".

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 01:03 AM (pzeq+)

547 No, for the same reason college kids with Che t-shirts always think
they'll be the one with the AK and the beret and not the one tied to a
stick in front of the ditch they just spent two days digging.

Or who think that their gangbangers will be able to take on Midwest farmers and ex-military in a war.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 01:04 AM (vDl/w)

548 So, the guy at LAX.... BDSM?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:05 AM (piMMO)

549 Poor Sylia, the collapse of the Japanese economy has forced her to go all out to win the Genom Trophy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 01:05 AM (a0qpy)

550 Brad Pitt "came out" saying he doesn't feel safe unless he has a gun in the house.

He must have some crazy stalkers after him. That sounds directed at some pretty specific people. Its not the sort of thing you mention unless there's something to be gained by it.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 01:06 AM (pzeq+)

551 Or who think that their gangbangers will be able to take on Midwest farmers and ex-military in a war.

Or that the gangbangers would even be on their side.


Posted by: Al at October 10, 2012 01:06 AM (MzQOZ)

552 Great idea for the keyboard , I think I will refrain from painting my cell phone however .... Now if I could make the screen bigger.......

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 01:06 AM (y4gyq)

553 511
There's a toxic dump site in rural upstate NY that makes Love Canal look like a spilled bottle of ketchup at a BBQ.

http://www.epa.gov/region2/superfund/npl/dewey/

The
Loeffel site has contaminate all the lakes, ponds, and groundwater
downstream of it for many, many miles rendering huge tracts of land
unsalable, wells unusable, cancer clusters, etc, etc.

The govt is
still pretty much in denial about it. The locals are up in arms. This
shit has been known about since I was a teen growing up in that area 35
years ago. The aquifer contamination is basically impossible to
remediate at this point due to the massive scope of the contamination
and how far its spread. You'd have to remove literally cubic miles of
dirt and whole mountains.


Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 12:54 AM (pzeq+)


Around here (Silicon Valley), IBM was on the hook for something where the groundwater had 1.2 ppb of some sort of contamination, and the standard for drinking water was less than 1.0 ppb.....so they suggested pumping it up, cutting it 1/1 with aqueduct water from the local reservoirs, and pushing it out directly into the water mains. After all, cut with other water it'd only be 0.6 ppb, and the drinking water standard was 1.0....

The innumerates at the local rag weren't as amused as I was, however, and kept the level of outrage up enough to kill the proposal.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:06 AM (kaalw)

554 He must have some crazy stalkers after him. That sounds directed at some
pretty specific people. Its not the sort of thing you mention unless
there's something to be gained by it.


****

I agree. I mean, I don't know the context, but unless it's an interview for Guns and Ammo magazine, why would it come up?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:07 AM (piMMO)

555 Great idea for the keyboard , I think I will refrain from painting my
cell phone however .... Now if I could make the screen bigger.......


****

I think they make GITD paint pens, which should be really easy to use.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:08 AM (piMMO)

556 545 Nite all, up and attem early. I'll dream of cake!


Good night Infidel and God Bless

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 01:08 AM (y4gyq)

557 534 They're all suffering from Rovian false consciousness that tricks them into voting GOP cuz of teh gheys and abortion so that Wall Street can line its pockets. Trust me I've "studied" this.

Posted by: JParker at October 10, 2012 01:08 AM (8HhF2)

558 It would be such fun if we could post pix and embed youtubes. Why doesn't Ace switch over to Wordpress? A lot of disgruntled Puma bloggers use Wordpress for their small seldom trafficked blogs. I'm not tech savvy at all but if some Joe Blow in Kalamazoo can use Wordpress or have a more tech-sophisticated site , why can't Ace?

Posted by: inquiring minds wish to know at October 10, 2012 01:09 AM (Q2wni)

559 whoops, lack of lefty-sock fail

Posted by: Thomas Frank at October 10, 2012 01:09 AM (8HhF2)

560
No, for the same reason college kids with Che t-shirts always think

they'll be the one with the AK and the beret and not the one tied to a

stick in front of the ditch they just spent two days digging.


*cough* Maurice Bishop *cough* Grenada *cough* *cough*

The hard core types dispatch the soft minded ones very quickly once they become a problem.

VERY. QUICKLY.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 01:10 AM (pzeq+)

561 534 I didn't read the page but Twitchy has a story about Kunis not
believing/understanding that there are poor Republicans in the world.
Inconceivable!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:00 AM (piMMO)


As I pointed out earlier, WRT the bizarre assumptions stacked on the immutable core ideas of liberalism. It's a learning disorder.

She can be told this, she can have a tour of a neighborhood, she can meet poor Republicans, and next week she still won't know it's possible.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 01:10 AM (bxiXv)

562
Brad Pitt "came out"

Nuff said...

Posted by: Craig Poe at October 10, 2012 01:10 AM (BVkEs)

563 So I looked it up, and the Brad Pitt thing is old news - those comments were made after the Colorado theater shooting.

Fuller quote:

"America is a country founded on guns. It's in our DNA. It's very
strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don't feel safe, I
don't feel the house is completely safe, if I don't have one hidden
somewhere. That's my thinking, right or wrong. I got my first BB gun
when I was in nursery school. I got my first shotgun by first grade, I
had shot a handgun by third grade and I grew up in a pretty sane
environment."

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 10, 2012 01:11 AM (iiPpa)

564 Good evening again.

I'm not actually here at the moment but for anyone interested the five season of Friday Night Lights are on sale at Amazon for about $10, $11, $11, $11 and $12 bucks each.

http://tinyurl.com/8jgleng

I've never seen it myself but I understand it's great.

Support your local Ewok!

Posted by: Robert at October 10, 2012 01:12 AM (4ixH5)

565 why can't Ace?

Posted by: inquiring minds wish


My understanding is that mu.nu pays for Ace's bandwidth and as such pixy would have to switch over all of the blogs on mu.nu to wordpress. I'm not sure if WP charges for server license or what but I guess he doesn't think it's worth the effort.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 10, 2012 01:13 AM (e7w2X)

566 560
No, for the same reason college kids with Che t-shirts always think

they'll be the one with the AK and the beret and not the one tied to a

stick in front of the ditch they just spent two days digging.

*cough* Maurice Bishop *cough* Grenada *cough* *cough*

The hard core types dispatch the soft minded ones very quickly once they become a problem.

VERY. QUICKLY.



I am praying for our college and high school kids that they wake up and see the light before it is too late ....

Seems like the only thing I can do is to pray and keep praying

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 01:13 AM (y4gyq)

567 Protector has an awful lot of exposition? for a movie. A guy who now looks like a giant demented plucked chicken blathering on about tactics.

Posted by: DaveA at October 10, 2012 01:14 AM (wcjj2)

568 Speaking of environmental nastiness that nobody's ever heard of... http://tinyurl.com/y97vq5r

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:15 AM (kaalw)

569 I agree. I mean, I don't know the context, but unless it's an interview for Guns and Ammo magazine, why would it come up?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:07 AM (piMMO)


Because Branjolie or Angitt or whatever they call the couple have a lot of guns, and Hollywood never stops talking about it, because they're breaking the Hollywood Royalty Rules.

It comes up frequently.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 01:16 AM (bxiXv)

570 @560 Revolutions eat their own. Think of the Stalin purges. Or the French Reign of Terror. And sometimes it's just total nihilism and mass murder a la Pol Pot.

Posted by: Egalite' Fraternite' but not so much Liberte' at October 10, 2012 01:16 AM (Q2wni)

571 It's not true what people are saying, is it? We're still pals, right?

Posted by: Big Bird at October 10, 2012 01:16 AM (z9HTb)

572 No, for the same reason college kids with Che
t-shirts always think they'll be the one with the AK and the beret and
not the one tied to a stick in front of the ditch they just spent two
days digging.



Because they're fucking idiots.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 10, 2012 01:01 AM




I don't know, the barbarian me says fuck the ditch, let their corpses rot in the sun.

Posted by: Berserker at October 10, 2012 01:16 AM (FMbng)

573 It would be such fun if we could post pix and embed youtubes. Why doesn't Ace switch over to Wordpress?

Posted by: inquiring minds wish to know at October 10, 2012 01:09 AM (Q2wni)


Wordpress sucks. Besides that, allowing embedded youtubes sucks bandwidth like crazy. Allowing posted images requires that either images all be uploaded to the site or restricts posts to only images coming from trusted sites. Otherwise, any schmo can find your IP just by posting an image on a blog thread.

many blogs do allow the images to be posted but it is a major security hole for people just reading the threads, since every time your browser opens a thread it has to load the image, which means that it runs to the image server, gives your IP address, tells the server if it has a cached copy, ...

Images can be used to track web traffic just like cookies. People can set their browsers to only load images from certain sites or to not load them by default, but few do. Few people understand the security risk they have in just having an image appear on a page they are viewing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 01:16 AM (X3lox)

574 THIS should be much easier than paint or markers.

http://amzn.to/TfAVdx

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:17 AM (piMMO)

575 Watched the obamapeace prize video from steven crowderon twitchy. Funny shit. Actually better rap then most rappers.
On the yoko ono gives gaga a peace prize story

Posted by: lou's a girl at October 10, 2012 01:17 AM (UantK)

576 Where's the Penis?

Posted by: Greg's Mouth at October 10, 2012 01:18 AM (pnHKr)

577 Because Branjolie or Angitt or whatever they call the couple have a lot
of guns, and Hollywood never stops talking about it, because they're
breaking the Hollywood Royalty Rules.



It comes up frequently.


****

Bad A-listers! Bad!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:18 AM (piMMO)

578 The Vice Presidential Debate Drinking Game:

http://goo.gl/lXJkO

Posted by: AtFirstIWasLike at October 10, 2012 01:19 AM (QTVh2)

579 If it rains juice then you wouldn't need water.

Posted by: Ken M at October 10, 2012 01:21 AM (ZdAo1)

580 @573 Did not know that. Now I'm afraid to look at blogs with pictures. Jeebus. Sure cuts down on my blog list and bookmarks. What about the pictures Ace and his bloggers post on the articles here?

Posted by: where they hidin' the Biden? at October 10, 2012 01:21 AM (Q2wni)

581 "Wordpress sucks." ...unlike Blooger with its terms that conflict with its image hosting acquisition.

http://youtu.be/FFOzayDpWoI

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 01:23 AM (I88Jc)

582 If it rains juice then you wouldn't need water.

Posted by: Ken M at October 10, 2012 01:21 AM (ZdAo1)

****
The ignorance was so strong I couldn't help but think of our own, dear, Ken.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:23 AM (piMMO)

583 I'm not really from outer space.

Posted by: Al Sharpton in bunny slippers at October 10, 2012 01:23 AM (d/67n)

584 Obviously, Ace's Montreal HQ is off duty for the night. Otherwise we'd be hearing about a 3.9 little shaker that covered a fairly large area at 12:19 AM. Centered close to Montreal, but felt in central Vermont, Upstate New York and New Hampshire. No biggie; but we don't get many up this way.

Posted by: Dell at October 10, 2012 01:24 AM (4yFB5)

585 578
The Vice Presidential Debate Drinking Game:



http://goo.gl/lXJkO

Posted by: AtFirstIWasLike at October 10, 2012 01:19 AM (QTVh2)


Good Lord! You'd be too blotto to count after the first ten minutes!

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:25 AM (kaalw)

586
Good Lord! You'd be too blotto to count after the first ten minutes!

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:25 AM (kaalw)

--No, you'd *literally* be too blotto.

Drink!

Posted by: logprof, buzzing at October 10, 2012 01:26 AM (V/U0X)

587 @583 That's for sure. I think of E.T.s as enlightened superior beings who can traverse intergalactic distances.

Posted by: I know E.T.s and you, Al, are no E.T. at October 10, 2012 01:27 AM (Q2wni)

588 Lady Gaga receives Peace Prize

from Yoko Ono.



roll eyes

Posted by: Jon Lenon may have written a couple good songs but he had no taste in chicks at October 10, 2012 01:27 AM (ovpNn)

589 573. You know I think I like this blog just the way it is ...
No need to mess with pictures .... I can just image all the cake in my mind !!!!! Yum !!!!!

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 01:27 AM (y4gyq)

590 Otherwise we'd be hearing about a 3.9 little shaker that covered a fairly large area at 12:19 AM.

3.9 is hard to distinguish from the DTs.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 10, 2012 01:28 AM (iiPpa)

591 Yeah, obama gets peace prize. We knew it was not going to end well!

Posted by: lou's a girl at October 10, 2012 01:28 AM (UantK)

592 I AM A BIG FUCKIN DEAL!

Wait till you see my meatspin trick!

Don't ruin the surprise and search on google to find out what meatspin is.

Posted by: Joeron Biden Jeremy at October 10, 2012 01:29 AM (ovpNn)

593 Otherwise we'd be hearing about a 3.9 little shaker that covered a fairly large area at 12:19 AM. Centered close to Montreal,
Maybe Justin Trudeau farted, Dell?

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 01:29 AM (vDl/w)

594 @589 When I image things in my mind, it's not cake IYKWIM.

Posted by: Down, Libido, down, bad dog! at October 10, 2012 01:30 AM (Q2wni)

595 The interview on Milt Rosenberg's program about North Korea is scary.

Posted by: logprof, buzzing at October 10, 2012 01:30 AM (V/U0X)

596 511
There's a toxic dump site in rural upstate NY that makes Love Canal look like a spilled bottle of ketchup at a BBQ.

http://www.epa.gov/region2/superfund/npl/dewey/
**************

Do you have ANY epidemiological data supporting ANY deleterious health outcomes from Love Canal or this site?

Then you should show us the peer-reviewed studies.

For Love Canal there are NONE: if you go to the NY State site they will tell you, after 30 years, they are still looking for evidence.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at October 10, 2012 01:30 AM (2c1Cq)

597 No, you'd *literally* be too blotto. Drink!
Posted by: logprof, buzzing at October 10, 2012 01:26 AM (V/U0X)
I call bs on all ya'll. Never a drunk one among you. Always perfectly snarky, and never make an ass out of yourselves, just my opinion!
Not to say I don't love ya, but none ya drunks!

Posted by: lou's a girl at October 10, 2012 01:31 AM (UantK)

598 Don't ruin the surprise and search on google to find out what meatspin is.

Posted by: Joeron Biden Jeremy at October 10, 2012 01:29 AM (ovpNn)


No need. It's called "rotisserie."

Posted by: Teh Chicken at October 10, 2012 01:31 AM (V/U0X)

599 Not to say I don't love ya, but none ya drunks!

Posted by: lou's a girl at October 10, 2012 01:31 AM (UantK)

--Give me time!

Posted by: logprof, buzzed but not drunk at October 10, 2012 01:32 AM (V/U0X)

600 594 No comment ....." Smiling"

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 01:33 AM (y4gyq)

601 Images can be used to track web traffic just like cookies.

The old single-pixel image trick has been used forever for this. Its not like a cookie, the browser just sees it as another bit of junk to be loaded unless its one that's cognizant of the trick.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 01:33 AM (pzeq+)

602 They told me this upcoming debate is a big fucking deal. They're just trying to scare me. I can handle it. I'm not dumb or kooky or gaffe-prone. I'm smart and I deserve respect!

Posted by: Joey Fredo Biden at October 10, 2012 01:34 AM (Q2wni)

603 Did not know that. Now I'm afraid to look at blogs with pictures. Jeebus. Sure cuts down on my blog list and bookmarks. What about the pictures Ace and his bloggers post on the articles here?

Posted by: where they hidin' the Biden? at October 10, 2012 01:21 AM (Q2wni)


I don't worry about this stuff, but who knows what anyone is doing with your information - even photobucket or other mass sites like that.

For private people on blogs it's really more of an issue of individuals getting your info. For instance, if this blog allowed images to be posted and I wanted to find out someone's IP I would just post an image (even an invisible 1x1 image would do) and then everyone who viewed the page would have to come to my image server to get the image. Then I get all of their info as most image files aren't really image files but server scripts that do a bunch of processing and then spit out an image at the end. Now, I wouldn't get your name or anything but I would get your IP, the time, information on how many times you've viewed this page (as I would embed this info in the image name and use your requests to judge stuff you've done before). If there aren't many people on a thread then it's pretty easy to connect screenames and IPs (and it could be done across threads to hone in on a particular person). It's just part of what you have to expose of yourself to be on the net.

If you are interested to see who is pulling this sort of stuff, look for images that are php files (though even a jpg file can still be pre-processed by a php server) and look for image filenames with query strings - a "?" and info after, like:

imageX.jpg?a=3342232323&rre=378373464674

Stuff like that. If you see it, it's possibly a tracking image - I would say "probably" but lots of people start trying to do this stuff and just get tired and don't follow up with it. Lots of times they use query strings on images to timedate them so that you can never have a cached copy and always have to return to their server, giving them more info on you.

But, like I said, I wouldn't get too paranoid about this. It's just part of the jungle. I wouldn't go on a blog that allows posted images, though. Not for more than intermittent interactions.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 01:34 AM (X3lox)

604
The old single-pixel image trick has been used forever for this. Its not like a cookie, the browser just sees it as another bit of junk to be loaded unless its one that's cognizant of the trick.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 01:33 AM (pzeq+)


It's not as extensive as a cookie but a good deal of information can be stored and transmitted through changing filenames of the image.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 01:36 AM (X3lox)

605 593
Otherwise we'd be hearing about a 3.9 little shaker that covered a fairly large area at 12:19 AM. Centered close to Montreal,
Maybe Justin Trudeau farted, Dell?

I dunno, andy. Might have. Those Quebecistanis can cut 'em, that's for sure.

Posted by: Dell at October 10, 2012 01:37 AM (4yFB5)

606 It's all the overpriced, monopoly cheese, Dell.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 10, 2012 01:38 AM (vDl/w)

607 The time has come ...It is off to the bear cave for this old bear ... Stay Safe and Well Horde . And God Bless You All !!!!!
Keep on Fighting the Good and Right Fight !!!!
And I am thinking about chocolate cake .....umm good

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at October 10, 2012 01:38 AM (y4gyq)

608 Do you have ANY epidemiological data supporting ANY deleterious health outcomes from Love Canal or this site?

You mean other than health depts telling people not to drink or use the water from their wells? or swim or fish in the lakes/ponds? or all the locals who stayed having to install huge water tanks and have all their water trucked in?

I lived and grew up there FOR DECADES. I didn't just notice it on some blog comment and decide to become an instant expert with a Google search like you did.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 01:40 AM (pzeq+)

609 I'm smaht!!! I tell ya, I'm SMAHT!!!"

Posted by: Fredo at October 10, 2012 01:40 AM (2c1Cq)

610 First! Or 609th. I get confused. Anyway, I'm in-and-out tonight, my friends. Be good. Or don't get caught.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at October 10, 2012 01:40 AM (YLmUB)

611 Cheese Monopoly was a Special Edition which never really took off.

Posted by: Parker Bros. at October 10, 2012 01:41 AM (iiPpa)

612 Wonder if Ryan will bring up Joe's "middle class buried in the last four years" gaffe. Man, that's a keeper. Wonder what other toads will be leaping from Biden's mouth. No wonder they're keeping him under wraps till the debate.

Posted by: hidin' the Biden at October 10, 2012 01:41 AM (Q2wni)

613 Fredo was smarter than the rest of us because he avoided that third movie.

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 01:42 AM (I88Jc)

614 611 Cheese Monopoly was a Special Edition which never really took off.

Posted by: Parker Bros. at October 10, 2012 01:41 AM (iiPpa)

--Along with Bureaucracy Risk!

Posted by: logprof, buzzed for sure at October 10, 2012 01:43 AM (V/U0X)

615 Fuck Cheese.

Posted by: Zombie Proposition Joe at October 10, 2012 01:44 AM (V/U0X)

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:44 AM (kaalw)

617 616

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:44 AM (kaalw)


Indeed.

Posted by: Omar Little at October 10, 2012 01:45 AM (V/U0X)

618 Hmmm.

"The more Caligula spends on sporting parties and entertainment, the more the people love him."

How little things have changed.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:45 AM (piMMO)

619 Climbing back into the rafters now. Carry on.

Posted by: Dell at October 10, 2012 01:46 AM (4yFB5)

620 You are offering anecdotes. I am asking for epidemiological data.

Got any?

You know: increased disease rates? WHERE"S THE DATA?

Genetic disorders? Ditto, CHUMP.

Crikey, they never found increases in anything at Udine, Italy or Times Beach.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at October 10, 2012 01:46 AM (2c1Cq)

621 615 Fuck Cheese.
Posted by: Zombie Proposition Joe at October 10, 2012 01:44 AM (V/U0X)
And you guys gonna let him get away with this? Teehee

Posted by: lou's a girl at October 10, 2012 01:46 AM (UantK)

622 How little things have changed.


Indeed. Caligula fucked his sister. Barack fucked his half-brother.

Posted by: fluffy at October 10, 2012 01:47 AM (z9HTb)

623 President Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review.

Posted by: Joe Biden at October 10, 2012 01:47 AM (e8kgV)

624
@613 As did Tom Hagen.

In Godfather 3 I kept wondering whatever happened to Connie's kids.

And the grownup versions of Michael's kids did not resemble in the least their childhood versions physically.

And where in hell was the Eli Wallach character in the first two movies?

For that matter, Michael Corleone was a completely different character from that portrayed in the first 2 movies.

(In other words, 3 was a letdown.)

Posted by: hidin' the Biden at October 10, 2012 01:48 AM (Q2wni)

625 I have it on good authority that the cheese stands alone.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 10, 2012 01:49 AM (iiPpa)

626 Obama is now officially in "bunker mode" -- no press briefings in over two weeks.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 01:50 AM (pzeq+)

627 613
Fredo was smarter than the rest of us because he avoided that third movie.


Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 01:42 AM (I88Jc)


I had to take that one in to the BH. She laughed and says, "hello" to all the 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:51 AM (kaalw)

628 Indeed. Caligula fucked his sister. Barack fucked his half-brother.


****

He's a fascinating character. Just as, centuries from now, Obama will be.

There will be books written abut how close we came to losing it all.

Obama will be infamous.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:51 AM (piMMO)

629 @625 Hiho the derry o!

Posted by: hidin' the Biden at October 10, 2012 01:51 AM (Q2wni)

630 623 President Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review.

joe biden at 1:47, how dare you!

Posted by: lou's a girl at October 10, 2012 01:51 AM (UantK)

631 I keep expecting Obama to enslave the Senators' wives in a brothel.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:52 AM (piMMO)

632 617
616



Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:44 AM (kaalw)





Indeed.

Posted by: Omar Little at October 10, 2012 01:45 AM (V/U0X)


Oh, sorry -- did I *poot* there?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:53 AM (kaalw)

633 631
I keep expecting Obama to enslave the Senators' wives in a brothel.


Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:52 AM (piMMO)


Well, he's already elevated a horse to DHS....

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:54 AM (kaalw)

634 @622 Big deal. I fucked a horse.

Posted by: Catherine the Great at October 10, 2012 01:54 AM (Q2wni)

635 And the grownup versions of Michael's kids did not resemble in the least their childhood versions physically.

Posted by: hidin' the Biden at October 10, 2012 01:48 AM (Q2wni)



--But wasn't Sofia Coppola also the baby of Pacino and Keaton who was baptized at the end of the first movie?

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 01:55 AM (V/U0X)

636 Wait a second, wasn't Incitatus a Napolitano horse?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:56 AM (kaalw)

637 Well, he's already elevated a horse to DHS....

First, he made a horse's ass Veep ...

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 10, 2012 01:56 AM (iiPpa)

638 Good night


I leave you Morons with some Cake:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4yvvCv79QY

Posted by: fluffy at October 10, 2012 01:56 AM (z9HTb)

639 625 I have it on good authority that the cheese stands alone.

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 10, 2012 01:49 AM (iiPpa)

Indeed. Same tune as "A-Hunting We Will Go."

Posted by: Omar Comin' at October 10, 2012 01:56 AM (V/U0X)

640 634
@622 Big deal. I fucked a horse.

Posted by: Catherine the Great at October 10, 2012 01:54 AM (Q2wni)


Er.....wasn't that arrow pointed the other direction, there?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:56 AM (kaalw)

641 That's funny, I was just thinking today about how John Hurt's portrayal of Caligula in "I, Claudius" was so twisted and mesmerizing. And his sister in the program...wow.

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 01:57 AM (I88Jc)

642 Biden really is turning out the be the gravitas for this clown car administration...and its comic relief.

Two hats!

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 01:58 AM (pzeq+)

643 Thanks fluffy

Posted by: concrete girl at October 10, 2012 01:58 AM (y2Ojs)

644 626 Obama is now officially in "bunker mode" -- no press briefings in over two weeks.
Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 01:50 AM (pzeq+)
Well msm getting him ready for the foreign policy debate. Should be fabulous!! He wont miss a beat, and surprise, the media will kiss hiss ass over it! We know this!

Posted by: lou's a girl at October 10, 2012 01:58 AM (UantK)

645 638 Good night


I leave you Morons with some Cake:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4yvvCv79QY

Posted by: fluffy at October 10, 2012 01:56 AM (z9HTb)

--'Night, fluffy! Classic video.

Posted by: Omar Comin' at October 10, 2012 01:58 AM (V/U0X)

646 /Omar sock

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 01:59 AM (V/U0X)

647 That's funny, I was just thinking today about how John Hurt's portrayal
of Caligula in "I, Claudius" was so twisted and mesmerizing. And his
sister in the program...wow.


****

I still giggle my ass off when I think of Sirs O'Toole and Gielgud appearing in Caligula.

And, a young Helen Miren.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:59 AM (piMMO)

648 Obama will be infamous.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 01:51 AM


I'm gonna be more than famous. I'm not gonna be just famous, I'm gonna be IN famous!

Posted by: back door barry soetoro at October 10, 2012 01:59 AM (yBF/9)

649 @635 That was Connie's baby and Michael was serving as its godfather at the christening.

Posted by: movie buffing at October 10, 2012 02:00 AM (Q2wni)

650 Omar Little will blow you...




...away.

Posted by: fluffy at October 10, 2012 02:01 AM (z9HTb)

651 Night all, God Bless.

Posted by: lou's a girl at October 10, 2012 02:01 AM (UantK)

652 649 @635 That was Connie's baby and Michael was serving as its godfather at the christening.

Posted by: movie buffing at October 10, 2012 02:00 AM (Q2wni)

--lulz, shows how much I give a shit about that overrated trilogy.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 02:01 AM (V/U0X)

653 "...whether or not everybody loves Sesame Street, everybody has seen it, and every American under 50 has been weaned on it."

Had I been unlucky enough to have fathered children when I was younger, there is no fucking way in hell I would have allowed any of them to watch Sesame Street.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at October 10, 2012 02:01 AM (tNO27)

654 Obama's infamy depends on civilization surviving him. It may only be that space alien archaeologists 200M years who unseal the bunker ever get to know who he was and what he did.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 02:03 AM (pzeq+)

655 @647 Helen Mirren played Ayn Rand in the Showtime movie, The Passion of Ayn Rand back in the 90's. Available on DVD.

Posted by: movie buffing at October 10, 2012 02:03 AM (Q2wni)

656 Helen Mirren was hawt in Excalibur.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 02:04 AM (V/U0X)

657 What pipes graced that series! Brian Blessed, John Rhys-Davies (woefully
underused), and Patrick Stewart laid down some audio gold.

I think I'll watch it again this weekend.

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 02:04 AM (I88Jc)

658
"I lived and grew up there FOR DECADES"

Well, that could bea problem right there.

I keed, I keed!

Posted by: Meremortal at October 10, 2012 02:05 AM (1Y+hH)

659
641 That's funny, I was just thinking today about how John Hurt's portrayal of Caligula in "I, Claudius" was so twisted and mesmerizing. And his sister in the program...wow.

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 01:57 AM

John Hurt will always be Caligula. He nailed that shit in "I, Clavdivs". It was a f'ckn great series. Could have done with more George Baker's Tiberius and Patrick Stewart's Sejanus, though.

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 02:05 AM (yBF/9)

660 Wait a second, wasn't Incitatus a Napolitano horse?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 01:56 AM (kaalw)


That's Senator to you pleb!

Posted by: Senator Incitatus at October 10, 2012 02:06 AM (sZTYJ)

661 659


641 That's funny, I was just thinking today about how John Hurt's
portrayal of Caligula in "I, Claudius" was so twisted and mesmerizing.
And his sister in the program...wow.



Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 01:57 AM



John Hurt will always be Caligula. He nailed that shit in "I,
Clavdivs". It was a f'ckn great series. Could have done with more George
Baker's Tiberius and Patrick Stewart's Sejanus, though.



Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 02:05 AM (yBF/9)


Agreed all around. There was sooooo muuuuuuch win in that series. And the BH and I have so many catchphrases from it -- "he has undergone a meta......morphosis -- a trans.....formation. He has become a god."

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:11 AM (kaalw)

662 So John Hurt went from playing Caligula to the downtrodden Winston Smith in 1984. He was also Jesus in the Last Supper scene in Mel Brooks' comedy, History of the World where the waiter asked if they wanted separate checks.

Posted by: movie buffing at October 10, 2012 02:12 AM (Q2wni)

663 Hello?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:13 AM (kaalw)

664 @663 Bonjour.

Posted by: Madame LaFarge at October 10, 2012 02:14 AM (Q2wni)

665 That's what's fantastic about the BBC staff actors -- they appear in everything from "I, Claudius" to "Dr. Who" to "Upstairs, Downstairs".....and they're great in everything.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:14 AM (kaalw)

666 Again?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:14 AM (kaalw)

667 Timing is everything. Right Robert?

Posted by: zeera at October 10, 2012 02:14 AM (3dXwx)

668 662 So John Hurt went from playing Caligula to the downtrodden Winston Smith in 1984. He was also Jesus in the Last Supper scene in Mel Brooks' comedy, History of the World where the waiter asked if they wanted separate checks.

Posted by: movie buffing at October 10, 2012 02:12 AM (Q2wni)

--He also payed a heroic priest in Shooting Dogs.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 02:14 AM (V/U0X)

669 That's what I'm talking about -- I had to rush a substantive post to capture the number.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:15 AM (kaalw)

670 Or not

Posted by: zeera at October 10, 2012 02:15 AM (3dXwx)

671 Will the News tomorrow be that They New it was terrorism and there was no protest crowd at the embassy that day before and during the terrorits attack and they lied about it?

OF WILL IT BE BIG BIRD AND ROMNEY'S GAFFES!!!!!

Posted by: Joeron Biden Jeremy at October 10, 2012 02:16 AM (ovpNn)

672 664
@663 Bonjour.

Posted by: Madame LaFarge at October 10, 2012 02:14 AM (Q2wni)


John Hurt was in "A Tale of Two Cities"?

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:16 AM (kaalw)

673 So John Hurt went from playing Caligula to the downtrodden Winston Smith in 1984. He was also Jesus in the Last Supper scene in Mel Brooks' comedy, History of the World where the waiter asked if they wanted separate checks.

Posted by: movie buffing at October 10, 2012 02:12 AM (Q2wni)


He played Control in Tinker, Tailor.

John Hurt's been in just about every movie made since 1950.

Don't forget Alien!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 02:17 AM (X3lox)

674 I love seeing "Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure" comments randomly sprinkled around Youtube.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 02:17 AM (V/U0X)

675 if you want to see John Hurt eating scenery by the truckload, play Tender Loving Care

Posted by: The Dude at October 10, 2012 02:17 AM (tw6Ar)

676
Agreed all around. There was sooooo muuuuuuch win in that series. And the BH and I have so many catchphrases from it -- "he has undergone a meta......morphosis -- a trans.....formation. He has become a god."

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:11 AM

Claudius: "He's become a god. I'm a god, too. So is she. You're not."

I heard that the BBC is planning on remaking it. That shit cannot be allowed to happen. They will fuck it up, for sure.

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 02:17 AM (yBF/9)

677 "I lived and grew up there FOR DECADES"

I was on the other side of the mountain/hills. Drive through the area and you see Encon/EPA test wells all over the place though. They're trying to track the downstream progress of the contamination...which is pretty quick.

Everything in that area eventually hits the Hudson river the way the watershed is oriented. When that happens, the shits gonna hit the fan and it won't stay hidden and low key for long.

The only reason the govt been able to keep a lid on this for so long is its in a very very rural area and local population impact costs are manageable at this point.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 02:18 AM (pzeq+)

678 671
Will the News tomorrow be that They New it was terrorism and there was
no protest crowd at the embassy that day before and during the terrorits
attack and they lied about it?

OF WILL IT BE BIG BIRD AND ROMNEY'S GAFFES!!!!!


Posted by: Joeron Biden Jeremy at October 10, 2012 02:16 AM (ovpNn)


"Word has it that bake sales are on the rebound in the midwest, showing that the economy remains in growth mode. In international news, young British princelings behave like wealthy youngsters everywhere."

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:18 AM (kaalw)

679 @672 No but in his younger days he starred in the porn flick, A Sale of Two Titties. He doesn't like to talk about it.

Posted by: Madame DuBarry at October 10, 2012 02:19 AM (Q2wni)

680 John Hurt's been in just about every movie made since 1950. Don't forget Alien!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 02:17 AM

"Alien" FTW.
He was the shit in "Man for all seasons" as Richard Rich, too.

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 02:20 AM (yBF/9)

681 @680 Ever see the television movie version of A Man for all Seasons starring Charlton Heston and Vanessa Redgrave? It was made back in the 80's. Out of curiosity I bought the DVD. It adheres more to the play version. Quite good. Oddly, Redgrave and Heston admired each other-- for their acting abilities.

Posted by: movie buffing at October 10, 2012 02:25 AM (Q2wni)

682 681 @680 Ever see the television movie version of A Man for all Seasons starring Charlton Heston and Vanessa Redgrave? It was made back in the 80's. Out of curiosity I bought the DVD. It adheres more to the play version. Quite good. Oddly, Redgrave and Heston admired each other-- for their acting abilities.

Posted by: movie buffing at October 10, 2012 02:25 AM (Q2wni)

--I actually saw that version (rented on VHS back in the '90s) before I saw the '60s movie version. Both very good.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 02:26 AM (V/U0X)

683 Timing is everything. Right Robert?

Posted by: zeera at October 10, 2012 02:14 AM (3dXwx)

Am I fashionably late?

Posted by: Robert at October 10, 2012 02:26 AM (4ixH5)

684 665
That's what's fantastic about the BBC staff actors -- they appear in
everything from "I, Claudius" to "Dr. Who" to "Upstairs,
Downstairs".....and they're great in everything.


Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:14 AM (kaalw)


Walked past the living room the other day where the BH was watching a Dr. Who episode where Servalan from Blake's 7 was playing a put-upon character in "The Two Doctors". These guys did more roles in a year than most Hollywood prissy-pants do in a decade.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:30 AM (kaalw)

685 My sockpuppets and I will be retiring to our bed chamber. Our candles burn at both end and they will not last the nite.

Posted by: D. Parker at October 10, 2012 02:31 AM (Q2wni)

686 Damn, I still need to see Rumpole, Quint, and Rosebud in "A Man for All Seasons" before I die.

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 02:32 AM (I88Jc)

687 Haven't seen the Heston version of AMFAS. Didn't know there was one. Will keep an eye out for it.

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 02:32 AM (yBF/9)

688 686
Damn, I still need to see Rumpole, Quint, and Rosebud in "A Man for All Seasons" before I die.


Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 02:32 AM (I88Jc)


I thought Rumpole did really well in the original "The Prisoner".

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:34 AM (kaalw)

689
686 Damn, I still need to see Rumpole, Quint, and Rosebud in "A Man for All Seasons" before I die.

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 02:32 AM

Holy shit. I'd forgotten about Robert Shaw and Orson Welles. Plus what's his face, Leo McKern? Pretty awesome cast, really.

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 02:35 AM (yBF/9)

690 I'm looking at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060089/ -- I wonder if it's still around.

Posted by: cthulhu at October 10, 2012 02:40 AM (kaalw)

691 Nobels in Physics have been awarded. Winners:

Frenchman Serge Haroche and American David Wineland for developing methods for managing and measuring fragile quantum states.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 02:40 AM (X3lox)

692 There a torrent on TPB for AIWL, but no seeders...

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 02:42 AM (pzeq+)

693 Frenchman Serge Haroche and American David Wineland for developing methods for managing and measuring fragile quantum states.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 02:40 AM (X3lox)



Fragile quantum states? Sounds like I need them on my campaign team!


Posted by: Barky McFucknut at October 10, 2012 02:43 AM (V/U0X)

694 Quantum computer memories!

Each bit will be about the size of a fridge though...

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 02:45 AM (pzeq+)

695 Woa...HUGE ammo explosion in Russia...thousands of tons of shit went up.

BBC vid

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19892972

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 02:48 AM (pzeq+)

696 And TCM is now showing 'Reach for the Sky' about Douglas Bader.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 10, 2012 02:49 AM (a0qpy)

697 695 Woa...HUGE ammo explosion in Russia...thousands of tons of shit went up.

BBC vid

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19892972

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 02:48 AM (pzeq+)

--Yawn.

"Cheerleader sets new backflip record" was a far more engrossing story.

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 02:49 AM (V/U0X)

698 Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 02:45 AM (pzeq+)

That's okay. There's a lot of empty space in the universe that needs filling up. Nature abhors a void

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 02:50 AM (X3lox)

699 I just like big explosions. Cheerleaders you can get any day, huge explosions not so much.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 02:55 AM (pzeq+)

700 Woa...HUGE ammo explosion in Russia...thousands of tons of shit went up.

And they're blaming cigarettes. LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 10, 2012 02:56 AM (X3lox)

701 All right, time to call it a night.

Stay well, Morons!

Posted by: logprof at October 10, 2012 02:58 AM (V/U0X)

702 Big Bird is such a dick. He and his girlfriend Birdie the Early Bird were always picking on Tweety, Woodstock and me back in Bird School. Dude, we're like five inches tall!

Let me tell you, you haven't felt humiliation until you've been on the receiving end of a swirly, and had to pray that your tormentor didn't let go or else you'd go down the toilet yourself. That's right; I had to count on the bully who was picking on me to keep me safe from the worst aspects of his own bullying!

And now he's a zillionaire on the public dole. Figures. Jerk.

At least Birdie is probably pecking cocks in an alley for crack somewhere these days.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at October 10, 2012 02:58 AM (RLZvP)

703 "Cheerleader sets new backflip record" was a far more engrossing story.

Or "Mila Kunis splits with Macaulay Culkin".

Posted by: Waterhouse at October 10, 2012 03:03 AM (iiPpa)

704 So Pompeii was akin to Sodom and Gomorrah, eh?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at October 10, 2012 03:09 AM (piMMO)

705 Accidents do happen...the Germans flattened about half the town of Oppau in 1921...

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 03:13 AM (pzeq+)

706
So Pompeii was akin to Sodom and Gomorrah, eh?


Recent digs have shown the Romans had much better graffiti...

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 03:15 AM (pzeq+)

707 Ahhh, the first Brawndo sipof the day is so good. It's the electrolytes, I guess.

Posted by: and irresolute at October 10, 2012 03:21 AM (JvklE)

708 The VP debate is supposed to have hundreds of foreign media from 40 different countries there.

I don't think the US knob slobberering media are gonna be able to spin this without getting called on it.

Posted by: @PurpAv at October 10, 2012 03:24 AM (pzeq+)

709 Are there examples of them showing any shame? I can't recall themdoing shame.

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 03:42 AM (yBF/9)

710 If anyone reading this has suffered death from taking Prodaxa you may win money in the class action lawsuit. so... things may be looking up

Posted by: Up with people! A man. at October 10, 2012 04:00 AM (kzFo5)

711 708, cool, I hope Ryan gives the euro trash a taste of the next sixteen years

Posted by: Jean at October 10, 2012 04:05 AM (hrAg/)

712 Pour quois?

Posted by: frenchie at October 10, 2012 04:09 AM (yBF/9)

713 I cannot abide by crazy Paris-talk, Sweet Jay.

http://youtu.be/npeCyv6Zf2A

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 04:23 AM (I88Jc)

714 Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 04:23 AM

Like Joe Walsh, huh?

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 04:26 AM (yBF/9)

715 I like lotsa stuff.

Dawn's cohort, for example (not Tony!):

http://youtu.be/k7Jvsbcxunc

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 04:30 AM (I88Jc)

716 WTF at this quote from the "Lincoln" Spielberg story linked on Drudge

"In contrast to today, the Republican party to which Lincoln belonged was founded by anti-slavery activists and Republicans were often tagged "radicals."

and crap about the parties "switching places" since then

i guess since the South today votes for Republicans and some of them have Confederate ancestors, modern conservatism = pro-slavery. deep analysis!

but wait does that make the New Deal racist cuz there were Dixiecrats in FDR's coalition?

these whole sorts of era-to-era comparisons are dumb

Posted by: JParker at October 10, 2012 04:30 AM (8HhF2)

717
The best version of anything he ever did. Open tuning goodness...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCngSv8NzS0

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 04:32 AM (yBF/9)

718 Dawn's cohort, for example (not Tony!):http://youtu.be/k7Jvsbcxunc

Posted by: derit at October 10, 2012 04:30 AM

Groovy.

Posted by: otho at October 10, 2012 04:37 AM (yBF/9)

719 Dragon is approaching the ISS, live on NASA TV.

At 250 meters and closing.

Posted by: rickl at October 10, 2012 05:16 AM (sdi6R)

720 Dragon at 145 meters, approaching at .07-.08 meters per second.

That works out to 3 inches per second.

Posted by: rickl at October 10, 2012 05:43 AM (sdi6R)

721 Dragon is at the 30 meter hold point.

Posted by: rickl at October 10, 2012 06:13 AM (sdi6R)

722 Mornin' Vic. Mornin' Horde. Wow! There be dragons here.
Breaks out his longbow and selects black arrow

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 10, 2012 06:26 AM (d4o2E)

723 WAKE UP!

There.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 10, 2012 06:33 AM (he2LC)

724 Morning teej. I hope you're watching. I got up at 4:20 to watch this.

Dragon is at 20 meters, approaching the grapple point at 10 meters.

Posted by: rickl at October 10, 2012 06:34 AM (sdi6R)

725 I see that CNN is now carrying the stories about the unanswered requests for more security and quiet evening before the assault.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at October 10, 2012 06:35 AM (he2LC)

726 Dragon is at the 10 meter capture point, and they're waiting for clear communications to give the final GO.

Posted by: rickl at October 10, 2012 06:47 AM (sdi6R)

727 GO for capture!

Posted by: rickl at October 10, 2012 06:47 AM (sdi6R)

728 Hi rickl, sorry, went back upthread to read some. Not watching. Only access to outside world is this phone. Data plan not unlimited and no wifi around here.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 10, 2012 06:52 AM (6Zy+s)

729 Capture confirmed at 6:56 am, 26 minutes ahead of schedule.

Posted by: rickl at October 10, 2012 06:58 AM (sdi6R)

730 Celebration Day, a movie about a 2007 concert Zeppelin did opens this month. Wonder who played drums. Is there any Plant still hits some of those notes?

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 10, 2012 07:00 AM (erYRT)

731 any way Plant - oh well.
I blame it on this phone having the hesitation typing slows this mornin'.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at October 10, 2012 07:03 AM (erYRT)

732 Today's cartoon wusses need more bazookas and hovercraft.

Posted by: Jonny Quest at October 10, 2012 08:50 AM (sOtz/)

733 RE IPAB - Death panel is the right word, Goddamit. Hurrah for Sarah Palin for giving it a worthy title. Congress would never have created something so unconstitional and untouchable unless they INTENDED it to do some seriously evil shit.

Posted by: Bruce in Spring at October 10, 2012 08:56 AM (MifLl)

734 I yearn to see Big Bird and Bill Moyers on a spit being slowly turned over a roaring fire. And, Steyn is the one to turn the crank!

Posted by: General Jack D. Ripper at October 10, 2012 11:17 AM (TQtmI)

735 Jumping in way late to the apocalyptic movie part of the thread...

Two more for the list:

1) The Crazies (the 2010 remake of Romero's 1973 version).
Mitchell and Olyphant really make you care about the characters and it's a non-stop roller coaster horrorwise.

2) Carriers (2009)
Saw it the night before last on the Block and it was surprisingly good. Not perfect but worth the time spent.

Now, time to quit screwing around and finish watching "Tucker Dale vs. Evil".

"Wait, is meatloaf ok?"

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at October 10, 2012 12:12 PM (PMGbu)

736 I'll bet you that the photo there is why Barky hates Romney. A loving father, and all Barky got was a pack of lies from everyone he ever knew. Yeah yeah, he's arrogant andsucks, but he's pathetic and I pity him.

Posted by: disa at October 10, 2012 09:05 PM (Zfbfs)






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