Non-Political Thread For Positive Stuff and Stuff You Like And Tips That Work For You And Recommendations and Stuff Like That

But not guns. Guns we're doing tomorrow. I mean you can do guns but we're having a thread for it tomorrow, so.

I like these threads. I gotta tell ya, Game Faces and We'll Get 'Em Next Year and all that, but I'm pretty devastated about the election.

So this is the thread I just spent the last thread justifying.

For fun, I will once again link a very funny comedian that I've linked before but my stars I do like him. His album The Top Part is worth it.

Unless it costs like four hundred dollars. In that case it wouldn't be worth it. But I'm pretty sure it's cheaper.

Posted by: Ace at 07:42 PM



Comments

1 I like cake.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 07:43 PM (9XBK2)

2 I mean,not all cake,some cake sucks.Too much fruit ruins a cake.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 07:45 PM (9XBK2)

3 Longbows!

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at November 20, 2012 07:45 PM (v3pYe)

4 Cookies are good too.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 07:45 PM (9XBK2)

5 One comment?

Posted by: Butters at November 20, 2012 07:45 PM (NIZHJ)

6 For playing fetch at night w furry wonders:

Chuck it - glow - medium size - on amzn

Can't link from here but it's a great stocking stuffer for the doggies!!!

Posted by: ginaswo at November 20, 2012 07:45 PM (ng6Ng)

7 Cake without fruit or raisins.

Posted by: Butters at November 20, 2012 07:46 PM (NIZHJ)

8
Bacon, of course!

Also Kindle touch...

Posted by: Harry at November 20, 2012 07:46 PM (Ibtkn)

9 Eye of the World book 1 by the late Robert Jordan epic reissued hard bound slipcase on AMZN UK.

Again nice Christmas gift

Posted by: ginaswo at November 20, 2012 07:47 PM (ng6Ng)

10 Skyrim!

Posted by: Butters at November 20, 2012 07:47 PM (NIZHJ)

11 Tomorrow? Crap. I'm traveling to the land the internet forgot tomorrow.

Posted by: toby928© at November 20, 2012 07:47 PM (QupBk)

12 Drinking is always good.

Posted by: Slurms McKenzie at November 20, 2012 07:47 PM (Kflw4)

13 I'm waiting for the 2014 elections, because this fool is going to piss even more people of than he did in 2010. Get registered to vote even if you are already- I had the bastards "lose" my registration so I asked for a provisional ballot. Pick quarrels with uninformed Obama voters (in other words, all of them). Most of 'em don't know how high President Pantywaist has spiked the cost of gasoline. Drink plenty of Value-Rite, and be of good cheer.

Posted by: Dirty Old Man at November 20, 2012 07:48 PM (O+LNZ)

14
@10
Sword and board + sneak bow sniper = win.

what's your toon?

Posted by: knob at November 20, 2012 07:48 PM (H1bc7)

15 11 Me to. Deepest darkest Appalachia. The land that time forgot.

Posted by: Butters at November 20, 2012 07:48 PM (NIZHJ)

16 Positive stuff?

For another four years I get to be a non-conformist. A rebel. A pseudo anarchist. Because I don't support the administration or the government.

Also waiting for return of Mayan god of destruction in December.

SMOD by any other name.....

Posted by: Shibumi at November 20, 2012 07:48 PM (z63Tr)

17 Tittehs,of course.Big or little,perky or pendulous.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 07:48 PM (9XBK2)

18 Walmart Friday sale has nice freezer cheap for stocking up on hobos in the hyper inflationary debtocalypse oops sorry ... Serenity Now....

Posted by: ginaswo at November 20, 2012 07:48 PM (ng6Ng)

19 I'm taking the cheapest flight I can find Thursday morning. Spokane via Vegas to Jacksonville. Can't wait. Get to see the wife and canine kids after 6 months in the Choomy State of Washington. I reckon everybody's bags'll get a damn good sniffing before going into the cargo hold.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at November 20, 2012 07:49 PM (55wMj)

20 YouTube. Nick Pitera. Go.

Posted by: rockmom at November 20, 2012 07:49 PM (qe2/V)

21 But not guns. Guns we're doing tomorrow. I mean you can do guns but we're having a thread for it tomorrow, so.



Thank you Ace.




Hey, will I get credit for bugging you repeatedly with the idea? Cause I'm pretty sure I'd pee myself if I got mentioned. You know, like Monica tried to do when the jellyfish stung her....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 07:50 PM (GEICT)

22 Tomorrow, I will be required to, for reasons I would rather not explain, attend a Justin Bieber concert, and will not be able to be 'two sheets to the wind.' I hope it does not cause me to curl up in a fetal ball and cry.

Posted by: Shibumi at November 20, 2012 07:50 PM (z63Tr)

23
Moonshiners..... Also the tv show by that name.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 20, 2012 07:50 PM (tkoGU)

24 Sword and board if that means sword shield, heavy armor, and Imperial, looting to the last potatoe.

Posted by: Butters at November 20, 2012 07:50 PM (NIZHJ)

25 I'll cheer you up. No other fucking team in the NFL is as bad as the Panthers and I have SIX fucking club seats.

So, you don't.


That should cheer you up, me not so much.


Like the country, I am fucked.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 07:50 PM (wR+pz)

26 I make oatmeal cookies and use chocolate covered raisins instead of regular raisins. Simple and it will change your life.

Posted by: HK babe at November 20, 2012 07:50 PM (WVqlY)

27 22 Ouch.Pack your ears with cotton.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 07:51 PM (9XBK2)

28 26
I make oatmeal cookies and use chocolate covered raisins instead of regular raisins. Simple and it will change your life.

Wow.

HAWT.

Posted by: Shibumi at November 20, 2012 07:51 PM (z63Tr)

29 @24, Absolutely haha.

Posted by: knob at November 20, 2012 07:51 PM (H1bc7)

30 Rules of Engagement is the only TV show that makes me laugh out loud.

Posted by: USS Diversity at November 20, 2012 07:51 PM (9ghZ6)

31 Actually, I do have a question about home maintenance to those folks out there who have owned a house for a while now. I'm a relatively new homeowner. How do you budget for maintenance expenses? Do you put away a set amount per month? This expense seems like a difficult one to control or plan for.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 07:51 PM (d/5qf)

32 I drink tequila to feel good. Is that wrong?

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 07:52 PM (u25eL)

33 @ umm I think the theme was "positive" so unless you have a tip on how to get out of it you may want to go find a thread to cry on

Posted by: Molly k. at November 20, 2012 07:52 PM (ioZdz)

34 26 Oatmeal cookies with raisins are an exception.Chocolate covered sounds good.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 07:52 PM (9XBK2)

35 31
Actually, I do have a question about home maintenance to those folks out
there who have owned a house for a while now. I'm a relatively new
homeowner. How do you budget for maintenance expenses? Do you put away a
set amount per month? This expense seems like a difficult one to
control or plan for.

The Shibumi family home maintenance plan:

Have a big chunk of cash in savings for "emergencies."

Wait for furnace/ appliance/ other to fail.

Use chunk of cash in savings.

Repeat.

Posted by: Shibumi at November 20, 2012 07:53 PM (z63Tr)

36 I like pie. Not big on cake.

Posted by: Mo the Girl at November 20, 2012 07:53 PM (6KsL8)

37 No other fucking team in the NFL is as bad as the Panthers

Hi there!

Posted by: THE Kansas City Chiefs!!!!!! at November 20, 2012 07:53 PM (d/5qf)

38 Posted this in the thread below.

In other news, husband and I "adopted" two little underprivileged kids from our area for Christmas again this year.

Their modest gift requests range from "some warm pajamas and fuzzy slippers" to "a toy truck."

Puts all the crap we're dealing with into perspective.

I love buying for these little kids, and giving them more than they dreamed of.




Also, giving to Soldiers' Angels or other military charities is great this time of year. You'd be shocked to know how many of our young men and women are lucky to get so much as a card during the holidays.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 07:53 PM (UOM48)

39 Tapatio is perhaps the best cooking salsa I've ever used. It's cheap, distinctly hot, has a great bite that isn't overly-vinegary, and cooks up great. Doesn't have a lot of extra flavors to muddle stuff up.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at November 20, 2012 07:53 PM (IOSGZ)

40 Monday nights is pool night. We drink beer and shoot pool. We play 8 ball, 9 ball and cut throat.

Tuesdays can get rough, like today.

Posted by: sTevo at November 20, 2012 07:53 PM (VMcEw)

41 GUNS!!!11111!!!



ohh.....*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at November 20, 2012 07:54 PM (Zi119)

42 31 Houses are money pits.Bottom line.Like cars but worse.Much.Worse.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 07:54 PM (9XBK2)

43 Wow, Panthers have some nice club seats.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 20, 2012 07:54 PM (tkoGU)

44 Costco is selling it's Chardonnay in 1.5 liter bottles for the same price as their 750's.

What is with that?

I bought a bunch.

So there, drunks get a deal!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 07:54 PM (wR+pz)

45 shibumi, okay that sounds reasonable - I have about $6K put aside now, I wonder if that is too little

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 07:54 PM (d/5qf)

46 Surely you jest.

Posted by: The Washington Redskins at November 20, 2012 07:55 PM (NIZHJ)

47 28
26

I make oatmeal cookies and use chocolate covered raisins instead of regular raisins. Simple and it will change your life.




*makes note*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 07:55 PM (UOM48)

48 Chemjeff

I flinch sigh and walk off the pain after I get hammered w a home repair bill. Had my house at 24 had savings til 07 collapse and none since obummer.

But bless your heart for positivity

Posted by: ginaswo at November 20, 2012 07:55 PM (ng6Ng)

49 chemjeff.. that's kind of tough til you have had the first issue with your house. We always have what we call a "slush" fund.. for emergencies etc. We put a certain amount aside every payday til there is a couple of grand in there. Of course..we have had to hit the damn thing many a time before it even got to a few hundred. This house we moved into 4 years ago seemed like a dream home.. has turned into a money pit. We are seriously thinking of moving next year. Time to downsize anyway...

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 07:55 PM (u25eL)

50 Oh and since I am always up for learning new things I have the rest of my life to learn how to place my @ sign in front of a numberwhen I post....when I figure it out I will give tips. (screwed up 33)

Posted by: Molly k. at November 20, 2012 07:55 PM (ioZdz)

51 41
GUNS!!!11111!!!







ohh.....*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at November 20, 2012 07:54 PM (Zi119)

Will be get a long bow/cross bow thread too?

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 07:55 PM (wR+pz)

52
Ace: Paul Anka is on tour with two dates in New York state in early December.

Posted by: Ed Anger at November 20, 2012 07:55 PM (tOkJB)

53 I love lamp.

Posted by: Brick Tamland at November 20, 2012 07:55 PM (g7D8V)

54 I put a teaspoon of Da Bomb in my srirachi sauce, shake the bottle and let sit for a day.

Posted by: Bosk at November 20, 2012 07:55 PM (n2K+4)

55 That song makes my teeth hurt!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 07:56 PM (piMMO)

56 37 No other fucking team in the NFL is as bad as the Panthers

Hi there!
Posted by: THE Kansas City Chiefs!!!!!! at November 20, 2012 07:53 PM (d/5qf)




Y'all are fuckin kiddin, right?

Posted by: Jacksonville Jaguars at November 20, 2012 07:56 PM (GEICT)

57 Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 07:53 PM (UOM4

That is awesome, Jane

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 07:56 PM (d/5qf)

58 36 Meh.Pie can be good.Hot Apple pie with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 07:56 PM (9XBK2)

59 I like Christina Hendricks.

http://tinyurl.com/bb9hz92

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 20, 2012 07:56 PM (rJfQE)

60 I know Giada was born in Italy, etc etc but why the overpronunciation of such words as Spahgaytea, Maascahrponay, etc etc. I want to reach through the TV and strangle her.
Ok, no more Food TV for me today.

Posted by: keena at November 20, 2012 07:56 PM (FUo3j)

61 Recommendation:

Establish the AoSHQ weekend Style section. Ten Open Threads and two football posts do not a thriving community make. Start stockpiling some "evergreen" posts from you and the cobs in Draft, or more likely, the fucking milk crate that Pixyware uses for a draft folder, and trickle 'em out over the weekend.

You don't even have to man it if you have a feature that let's you publish with a delay automati-

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!

Never mind. Forgot where I was for a minute.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 20, 2012 07:57 PM (l+kmq)

62 I'm 43 so hey 19 yrs w savings wasn't that bad a run..
Frakkin Keynesians

Posted by: ginaswo at November 20, 2012 07:57 PM (ng6Ng)

63 Google "Biolite" for a backpacking stove that burns wood and charges your iPhone while toasting marshmallows or making tea.

Posted by: Popcorn at November 20, 2012 07:57 PM (EWy4I)

64 @56

So there is a lot of pain out there? The NFL, WWF with a national TV contract?


Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 07:57 PM (wR+pz)

65 Positivity people! If you over indulge in hate, which I admit is a problem of mine at times, it's a downer. So, positivity.
My dream of retiring in the D.R. lives on. Found out my aunt/uncle have a "watchy-man" (a house guard) who also does hard manual labor. Paid in rice and beans, modest accomodations, and $4 per day. He's happy as a clam. So imagine it - a full time house servant to do all the heavy lifting without complaint, who thinks he has a great boss if he's paid in basic carbs and a few bucks a day. Glorious...
Personally I'm still shooting for enough disposable income to have a house cleaner / mistress - which apparently is more costly ($350 a month or so, depending on various factors). But regardless - just having a domestic servant to take care of the chores for cheap would be glorious indeed. I can't wait...

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (jfeoD)

66 EoJ....admit it....you miss Cat Piss.

heh

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (UOM48)

67 You don't even have to man it if you have a feature that let's you publish with a delay automati-



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!



Never mind. Forgot where I was for a minute.



EoJ won the thread . . . again.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (rJfQE)

68

The darkest storms bring the brightest rainbows.

The renewed and revitalized conservative message will be written across the skies, in a voice of thunder,a flash of lightning, and the grandest rainbow of all time.

Posted by: MisterMoney at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (wN82N)

69 My xbox isn't broken! Well. Okay. So. I switched the input to the xbox and there was nothing there and I was freaking out.


You know how the first two tech support questions are is it plugged in, is it turned on? Yeah.


But yay not broken!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (Gk3SS)

70 How about a Bourbon Thread.

Posted by: USS Diversity at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (9ghZ6)

71 Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 20, 2012 07:57 PM (l+kmq)




So you're the one bitching at Ace. Shoulda known. Fuckin piker.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (GEICT)

72 @59

Well good for you, old fake tits never turned me on.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (wR+pz)

73 Guess I'll wait til tomorrow. Other than guns, might want to stock up on barbed-wire. And hootch.

Posted by: Alamo at November 20, 2012 07:59 PM (C0alm)

74 Funny moment.

Years ago, my friend Ryan and I were meeting at a humidor-restaurant for a cigar. You can't smoke inside, so we got our cigars and went to the patio. They only had one table set up, since it was cold outside, about 40 degrees at around 10:00 p.m.

There was a dude sitting at the table smoking and staring off into the gloom. The patio, on the back side of a strip mall, faced a dark residential intersection about 100 feet away. There was one sodium light overhead and a small pool of light on the intersection itself.

So this dude is staring through the intersection. He's got the 1000-yard stare. I asked if we could join him at the table. He kind of nodded a little and grunted, never taking his eyes off that point beyond the intersection.

We sat down and started getting ready to light our cigars. I said, "I'm R.D. My friend here is Ryan."

Another even weaker nod. A very slight grunt that sounded like "Humph." He still hasn't made eye contact. In fact, he hasn't waivered looking away from that point a million miles away.

So I'm looking straight at him, and I say, deadpan, matter of fact, "We're not gay."

Pause.

I'm looking right at him. No reaction at all this time.

By now Ryan's laughing so hard he's about to explode. He's trying to contain it, but he can't.

So we lit up, and joined the guy, staring off into the gloom for about half an hour. Every once in a while Ryan would break up laughing.

He never once said a word. Never looked at us. It felt weird, but there was only one table.

Posted by: rdbrewer at November 20, 2012 07:59 PM (Iyg03)

75 chemjeff, are there issues you are aware of in your house? Should have been in the disclosure.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 07:59 PM (u25eL)

76
Aaron Lewis (Staind)

"Country Boy"

Lyrics are great, and the youtube where he's at home hunting, and in the studio with Charlie Daniels and George Jones, and the hat tip to the military.

Plus I love his truck.

Posted by: concrete girl at November 20, 2012 07:59 PM (y2Ojs)

77 "65 Positivity people! If you over indulge in hate, which I admit is a problem of mine at times, it's a downer. So, positivity.
My dream of retiring in the D.R. lives on. Found out my aunt/uncle have a "watchy-man" (a house guard) who also does hard manual labor. Paid in rice and beans, modest accomodations, and $4 per day. He's happy as a clam. So imagine it - a full time house servant to do all the heavy lifting without complaint, who thinks he has a great boss if he's paid in basic carbs and a few bucks a day. Glorious...
Personally I'm still shooting for enough disposable income to have a house cleaner / mistress - which apparently is more costly ($350 a month or so, depending on various factors). But regardless - just having a domestic servant to take care of the chores for cheap would be glorious indeed. I can't wait...

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (jfeoD) "

The desire for servants is a symptom of decadence. And decadence leads to death. Not a good idea.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (hhVWg)

78 I like pie and cake....OMG I'm Bi-Sweetsual.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (HiKk0)

79 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (Gk3SS)



Whatcha playin?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (GEICT)

80 45
shibumi, okay that sounds reasonable - I have about $6K put aside now, I wonder if that is too little

Think of it this way. What is the biggest expense you will have to potentially deal with in one year.

roof?
new siding?
deck?
landscaping?
furnace?
new appliances?
cement work?
bathroom/kitchen remodel?
hobo torture pit in basement?

Try to figure out the cost of the most expensive thing on your list, make sure you have the cash for that, and then some.

Also... remember that O's Deathcare will be kicking in soon, so there's always that to think about.

6K is probably a good start. Depending on the age of the house and what you think will need attention. Easiest stuff is appliances, hardest is big stuff like remodeling/ exterior repairs.

Did that help any?

Posted by: Shibumi at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (z63Tr)

81 I know Giada was born in Italy, etc etc but why the overpronunciation of such words as Spahgaytea, Maascahrponay, etc etc.
Posted by: keena at November 20, 2012 07:56 PM (FUo3j)



LOL... And is it just me, or does her mouth seem disproportionately large relative to her face? Not that I'd kick her out of bed, but still...

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (jfeoD)

82 ginaswo, jewells45 - so sorry to hear that

yeah I can totally see now how a house can turn into a money pit

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (d/5qf)

83 I want to reach through the TV and strangle her.

If I could reach through the TV, I'd be doing something entirely different with her.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (egmN7)

84 70
How about a Bourbon Thread.

Posted by: USS Diversity at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (9ghZ6)

I am in for that.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (wR+pz)

85 Wine. I have found that I like to drink it after work, with dinner, and maybe a glass or two after. Helps me sleep and numbs the urge for 57 state killing sprees.

Posted by: Pupster at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (Hig88)

86 Sucks when you hope your team (Jags) loses the rest of the season so they can get some of that sweet, sweet 1st round pick in the draft. Of course, they have terrible luck with their draft picks.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at November 20, 2012 08:01 PM (55wMj)

87 I can't handle politics still. But I love threads like this because I can still feel a part of the community without having to want to slit my wrists over the state of the country.

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at November 20, 2012 08:01 PM (GrtrJ)

88 rdbrewer.. that is indeed strange. I would have been freaked out.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:01 PM (u25eL)

89 85
Wine. I have found that I like to drink it after work, with dinner, and
maybe a glass or two after. Helps me sleep and numbs the urge for 57
state killing sprees.




lol

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:01 PM (UOM48)

90 I've been going through major dental work. Major, expensive, painful, time-consuming. Partly to correct prior bad dental work.

So here's a tip. When it comes to advanced stuff like root canals -- go see a specialist. It will cost more than the generalist, most likely, but it's worth it.

For root canals, go see an endodontist.

If the dentist doing your root canal is not looking through a dental microscope while performing the root canal -- then you aren't getting state of the art treatment.

A trained endodontist with proper equipment can do a much better job than a generalist DDS who's eyeballing it. I had a generalist eyeball it a few years ago. Which led to me being back in the dentist chair just a few years later for that same tooth.

The see-a-specialist advice is true for most medical issues, of course. The specialist specializes. My endodontist does root canals all day, every day. He's no doubt done thousands. The hack generalist I went to a few years ago probably did one or two a month.

So, pro tip, see a specialist. You'll save money in the long run.

Also, floss. Really, floss. Even if you already have some teeth problems. Start flossing today. Tonight.

And remember, you don't have to floss all your teeth -- just the ones you want to keep.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 20, 2012 08:01 PM (ZPrif)

91 Is alexthechick here? Because I have an awesome spider story for her.....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:02 PM (UOM48)

92 Anyway, ace:

The premise, as I understood it, was that you would still be providing content of some sort.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:02 PM (hhVWg)

93 In what country can I get a Housecarl for $4.00 a day?

Posted by: Butters at November 20, 2012 08:02 PM (NIZHJ)

94 BC,

I wasn't bitching at him. I was making rude gestures, but not bitching.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 20, 2012 08:02 PM (l+kmq)

95 I'm pretty happy about guns tomorrow, except I'll be on the road much of the day. I'll check in once we get to our destination though.

Posted by: Dave S. at November 20, 2012 08:02 PM (UvR6d)

96 My xbox isn't broken! Well. Okay. So. I switched the input to the xbox and there was nothing there and I was freaking out.

I suspect mine is about to crap out on me.

Luckily, the PS3 (original!) is the workhouse in the household, so the pain of its death will be minimal.

(The dang Wii and its fitness games actually comes between the XBox and the PS3.)

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at November 20, 2012 08:02 PM (4+LTj)

97 Sugar crust cake:

1c crisco
1 3/4 c sugar
6 eggs
1/8 tsp salt
2 c cake flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract

Cream crisco. Add sugar gradually. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Add rest of ingredients

Grease and flour a stem cake pan (bundt pan).
Bake 1 hr 10 minutes at 325 (test with toothpick).

let it cool 15 minutes.

Cut, eat, smile and thank my grandmother.

Posted by: sdavis at November 20, 2012 08:03 PM (njVMI)

98 Justified. Anyone who hasn't seen it, go get the first episode and then come back when you're done with all three seasons.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 20, 2012 08:03 PM (6JMZR)

99 jewells45, shibumi - I think probably the next "big" issue is either going to be the giant oak tree in the back yard that is slowly dying, or the roof which probably only has 5-10 years of life left on it.

All of the appliances look good right now.

Guess I should just hoard cash and wait. Le sigh.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:03 PM (d/5qf)

100 But not guns. Guns we're doing tomorrow. I mean you can do guns but we're having a thread for it tomorrow, so.







Thank you Ace.









Hey, will I get credit for bugging you repeatedly with the idea?
Cause I'm pretty sure I'd pee myself if I got mentioned. You know, like
Monica tried to do when the jellyfish stung her....


I'll repeat an earlier response to something like this.

If you order your firearms today, you ordered them 13 days late.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at November 20, 2012 08:03 PM (kqqGm)

101 Tapatio is perhaps the best cooking salsa I've ever used.

Jessss! I have only recently discovered the wonder that is the Tomatea Brown Salsa.

Posted by: toby928© at November 20, 2012 08:03 PM (QupBk)

102 RE: Empire of Jeff's weekend style section suggestion- how about a regular Weird Cultural Stuff from Around the World? You know, Japanese Sex Robots, freakish foods, everything that is not American and is obviously wrong and mockable?

Posted by: Shibumi at November 20, 2012 08:04 PM (z63Tr)

103 94 BC,

I wasn't bitching at him. I was making rude gestures, but not bitching.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 20, 2012 08:02 PM (l+kmq)



Dammit, I told you that cucumber was for the salad!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:04 PM (GEICT)

104 Chemjeff, I try to save some money every month (although it's been hard this year) in two savings accounts--75% goes into the savings account for the land I want to buy, and 25% goes into the home maintenance fund. If I get any sort of a windfall, bonus, tax "refund," or some other dividend, I'll usually divide it in thirds--1/3 on my home's principal, 1/3 in the land fund, 1/3 in the home repair fund.

And yeah, there's folks who say I'm a dunce to actually get a "refund" in April instead of changing my withholding so I'm not giving the government free money. Meh. In an era of $16 trillion debt, I'm not too worried about "lending" them a couple of thou for a couple of months.

Posted by: Palandine at November 20, 2012 08:04 PM (g7D8V)

105 Well, our problem was the inspector we hired was so enamored with the look of the house, he missed some really important stuff that if he had found we would have insisted be fixed or we would not have bought it.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:04 PM (u25eL)

106 >>>Establish the AoSHQ weekend Style section. Ten Open Threads and two football posts do not a thriving community make. Start stockpiling some "evergreen" posts from you and the cobs in Draft, or more likely, the fucking milk crate that Pixyware uses for a draft folder, and trickle 'em out over the weekend.

I'd like to but this is too much of a shoestring operation to do that. You need staff for that. I'm the only one making money from this site and it's not very much.

Your idea of doing posts *during the week* to save up for the weekend is fine, but bear in mind such things take time and I'm using that time during the week for posts. I actually don't jerk off too much once the day starts. Apart from sometimes having to take an hour once in a while for a phone call, or grabbing a quick meal, I work steadily through the day.

The possibility of just working more isn't realistic for me. I can't/won't do it. As I've mentioned, I'm writing a book, and most of my non-blog-working time I'm working on the book. I barely go out.

For the weekend section, I'd love to be more involved, including commenting in the posts (which I like). But I do try to disconnect from the internet for the weekend, except for a few stray posts put up just for churn.

What I'm talking about really can't be done as a one-man operation plus some indefatiguable volunteers. No one wants to really put lots of work in in addition to their real jobs, on the weekend.

Posted by: ace at November 20, 2012 08:04 PM (LCRYB)

107 @70

Just took a pull on some Woodford Reserve. So smooth!

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 08:04 PM (wR+pz)

108 86
Sucks when you hope your team (Jags) loses the rest of the season so
they can get some of that sweet, sweet 1st round pick in the draft. Of
course, they have terrible luck with their draft picks.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at November 20, 2012 08:01 PM (55wMj)

no way dude, my Chiefs are going to beat you in the race to the bottom

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:04 PM (d/5qf)

109 Also, floss. Really, floss. Even if you already have some teeth problems. Start flossing today. Tonight.

+1.

If not, I can introduce you to a specialist who will give you nice, new metal teeth. With screws.

And it'll only take you about a year, with all the bone grafts involved.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at November 20, 2012 08:04 PM (4+LTj)

110 I'm definitely using the chocolate covered raisins tip. Thanks!

Posted by: no good deed at November 20, 2012 08:05 PM (v5bhs)

111 42 31 Houses are money pits.Bottom line.Like cars but worse.Much.Worse.
Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 07:54 PM (9XBK2)



Not mine. It's worth 4x's what I bought it for in '92*. Payed off in '02. Do all the remodeling myself.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I bought it for roughly 50% of the going price. Long story, but.... bonus!!

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at November 20, 2012 08:05 PM (Zi119)

112 ;;;84 70
How about a Bourbon Thread.

Posted by: USS Diversity at November 20, 2012 07:58 PM (9ghZ6)

I am in for that.
Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (wR+pz)::;;

I tried a new one a couple of nights ago - Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel. Very tasty.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 20, 2012 08:05 PM (l+kmq)

113 The desire for servants is a symptom of decadence. And decadence leads to death. Not a good idea.
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (hhVWg)



LOL. If I die while my hot brown mistress peels grapes for me, then so be it... Presumablythe cause of deathwill involve cirrohis of the liver given the amount of fine dominican rum I intend to consume...

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 08:05 PM (jfeoD)

114 I'd like to but this is too much of a shoestring operation to do that. You need staff for that.

ace, it sounds like EoJ just volunteered.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:05 PM (d/5qf)

115 I've got to come up with a benediction for Thanksgiving again as host. It seems a little tougher this year. But I will have my Mom, FIL, MIL, BIL, at the table along with an adorably cute little son, and of course my wife, who is again eating for two, at the table. They are inspiration enough.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at November 20, 2012 08:06 PM (0q2P7)

116 Guns tomorrow???...A+, Ace!!!

Posted by: Max Wedge at November 20, 2012 08:06 PM (xcul0)

117 NCIS is on. Lovin' me some Gibbs.

Posted by: antisocialist at November 20, 2012 08:06 PM (j/nZn)

118 Well, our problem was the inspector we hired was so enamored with the
look of the house, he missed some really important stuff that if he had
found we would have insisted be fixed or we would not have bought it.


I take it the warranty didn't cover it? Bummer.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at November 20, 2012 08:06 PM (4+LTj)

119 Those ridiculous Italian pronunciations are as annoying as those Spanish pronunciations.We are in America,say it like an American.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:06 PM (9XBK2)

120 Buy the LG Optimus G phone - it is awesome.

Posted by: Texas Ranger at November 20, 2012 08:07 PM (IvvrO)

121 Whatcha playin?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (GEICT)


Bioshock.

Jane, does it end with flaming arachnid death? Lie and say it does.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 08:07 PM (Gk3SS)

122 I tried a new one a couple of nights ago - Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel. Very tasty.

Yeah, but what about the bourbon.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 20, 2012 08:07 PM (6JMZR)

123 I find that Better Than Sex cake is not actually better than sex.

Posted by: Mo the Girl at November 20, 2012 08:07 PM (6KsL8)

124 108 no way dude, my Chiefs are going to beat you in the race to the bottom

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:04 PM (d/5qf)



The most hope and excitement this team has had all year is that now Chad Henne gets a chance to start. Let that sink in for a second.


Number 1 is ours.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:07 PM (GEICT)

125 chemjeff.. probably look at getting the big oak tree trimmed.. may cost about 600 or 700, but will be worth it. Although oaks are pretty sturdy, if you have branches hitting up against the house, it needs to be trimmed. I am assuming you want to keep it, right?

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:07 PM (u25eL)

126 Guess I should just hoard cash and wait. Le sigh.


Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:03 PM

Yes. That is the responsible, grown up thing to do.

Also, hoard ammo to keep those who are not responsible grown ups at bay when the Collapse happens.

Posted by: Shibumi at November 20, 2012 08:07 PM (z63Tr)

127 "113 The desire for servants is a symptom of decadence. And decadence leads to death. Not a good idea.
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (hhVWg)



LOL. If I die while my hot brown mistress peels grapes for me, then so be it... Presumablythe cause of deathwill involve cirrohis of the liver given the amount of fine dominican rum I intend to consume...

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 08:05 PM (jfeoD) "

Epicureanism doesn't strike me as all that reactionary.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:08 PM (hhVWg)

128 >>>ace, it sounds like EoJ just volunteered.

Well, okay then!

Obviously volunteers are welcome.

I'm very bad at organization. Actually, if I just tried to get a schedule together and several more categories of weekend stuff with volunteers to do them, I could probably get it off and running.

One problem is this: I am hating life right now. I am hating the blog right now because the news is just dreadful. I go through periods where I enjoy it and other periods where it's just pure grind. Apart from goofing on garrett and the Positive threads, it's mostly a grind.

Posted by: ace at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (LCRYB)

129 You've probably seen this, but I find it very funny http://tinyurl.com/bwcgsvb

Posted by: Baldy at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (opS9C)

130 Also, hoard ammo to keep those who are not responsible grown ups at bay when the Collapse happens.

And water.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (4+LTj)

131 My stand on pistols is in my hash. Funmny story: I just kept moving around until I got it

Posted by: DAve at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (XDC0v)

132 I made posole tonight with red chili I made from peppers I grew. It is good.

Posted by: huerfano at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (bAGA/)

133 Good news? Panthers won't lose this weekend.

The have a bye.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (wR+pz)

134 :;;;I'd like to but this is too much of a shoestring operation to do that. You need staff for that. I'm the only one making money from this site and it's not very much. ;;;;

Have you considered doing another Sex-For-Money Skankathon? That could address some revenue shortfalls.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (l+kmq)

135 Shit, chemjeff sorry.. I re-read your post. If the tree is dying, just cut the sucker down. Damn, that's a shame too.. oaks are beautiful, sturdy trees.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (u25eL)

136 120 Just got a Motorola Droid Razr. The old one. Zero battery life unless all you want to do is text. Husband has always been a bit technology-phobic, so getting him on board with smartphones was a huge leap. Wanted an iPhone, but I didn't want to push my luck...sigh...

Posted by: antisocialist at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (j/nZn)

137 Ah, very good. I've been piloting a chainsaw for the past few weeks, cutting down ash trees that have been killed by the Emerald Ash Borer infestation that has spread southwards from Toledo.

Said trees are covered in thick poison ivy vines and I get that shit bad. I was well covered but it was inevitable considering all the wood chips and dust flying around.

So, if you're an outdoorsy type or happen to be around poison ivy, Tecnu Extreme Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub so far seems to be working well.

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at November 20, 2012 08:10 PM (4yKNF)

138 "119 Those ridiculous Italian pronunciations are as annoying as those Spanish pronunciations.We are in America,say it like an American.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:06 PM (9XBK2) "

Or at least employ a proper Patrician pronunciation.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:10 PM (hhVWg)

139 Apart from goofing on garrett and the Positive threads, it's mostly a grind.

If it makes you feel any better, many of the other places suck worse than ever right now (present bloggers excluded), but this one is still like home.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 20, 2012 08:10 PM (6JMZR)

140 Was planting bulbs this AM and kept getting strafed by a lone commando yellow jacket that was confused because I had removed the dead bush that they just love to nest in. Saw a metaphor in it for how I feel about the prospects for the world, laughed, and let the little bugger live. He'll keep going until the world runs out of material for him to play around with, and so will I.

Posted by: 56 and loving RR at November 20, 2012 08:10 PM (9zugO)

141 Walking. Preferably in the woods. Preferably by water. But in any case, walking.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 20, 2012 08:10 PM (P6QsQ)

142 81 Giada looks like a Gelfling, but boy, can she cook.

Posted by: no good deed at November 20, 2012 08:10 PM (v5bhs)

143 ah, John Mullaney made everything better...

Posted by: joeindc44 says choom on fuckers at November 20, 2012 08:10 PM (QxSug)

144 Ace, thanks for this. I can't do politics all the time, hence the fact that I spend most of my time on the ONT.

What works for me? Amazon Freaking Prime. Ordered Taken on dvd yesterday for $1.96 as part of their lightning deals thingy. Or maybe black friday week deals.

Either way, the damn thing was in the mailbox when I woke up this morning afternoon.

Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 08:11 PM (4QAQg)

145 Yes. That is the responsible, grown up thing to do.

yeah yeah, but after a while it starts to cut into the Val-U-Rite budget

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:11 PM (d/5qf)

146 If I could reach through the TV, I'd be doing something entirely different with her.


Posted by: Waterhouse at November 20, 2012 08:00 PM (egmN7)

Hmmm, looking for work???

Posted by: the TSA at November 20, 2012 08:11 PM (0kLlr)

147 Have you considered doing another Sex-For-Money Skankathon? That could address some revenue shortfalls.


Whenever I am feeling really blue, I read that and laugh and laugh and laugh.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 08:11 PM (Gk3SS)

148 Well, since we're being "non-political" I'll share a funny story.

I was just on FB talking to a couple friends I was stationed with in Holland many years ago and one of them reminded me of this story. A woman in my unit was shopping with her two little girls in one of the Dutch markets near the base. There was a man there selling rabbits and her little girls kept begging her to buy one. She finally relented, and after the girls picked out the cutest and fluffiest one, she asked the man if she could pick it up after she finished shopping. When they returned the man handedher the rabbit in a brown paper bag - skinned and dressed. The girls cried for a week.

....and you're evil if you smiled or laughed at this

Posted by: Icedog at November 20, 2012 08:11 PM (PTS+l)

149 128 Yeah ace,I think we are all in pretty much the same boat.The blog helps though.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:11 PM (9XBK2)

150 Posted by: ace at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (LCRYB)



I think you'd have a lot of volunteers Ace, myself included. The hard part would be weeding through those who have no business writing for your blog (myself included).


Btw, I enjoyed the hell out of the garrett thing. Hope he took it well.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:11 PM (GEICT)

151 Okay.. MY contribution to your mental well being. Walk. I walk every single morning unless it's raining. Cold or hot.. I always walk at 6:30. I walk about a mile and a half. It's my time. I watch the sun come up as I am walking. I don't feel right if I haven't walked in the morning. It's good for the soul.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:11 PM (u25eL)

152 The only tip I have is don't play 1 9 17 21 36 and powerball 8. It's a proven loser. Tomorrow I am positive that with a new lineup I will be rolling in the dough. Actually I do have another tip...If any of you should hit give half away right off the top (the other top that theydon't take away fromyou I mean)

Posted by: Molly k. at November 20, 2012 08:12 PM (ioZdz)

153 MUMR, you're great and Imma let you finish but,

Oh God, I would KILL for a servant. A friend and I were watching Downton Abbey over the weekend (don't judge me, I'm a chick) and oh, God, it would be so cool. I'm not even talking about a staff of servants. Just someone who could do a little cleaning, a little cooking, a little yardwork.

In a sane world, it would actually be me--I'd LOVE to be a housewife. Unfortunately, not married--and having a full-time job and no one to help with the house can be a drag sometimes.

Posted by: Palandine at November 20, 2012 08:12 PM (g7D8V)

154 :::122 I tried a new one a couple of nights ago - Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel. Very tasty.

Yeah, but what about the bourbon.
Posted by: The Mega Independent at November 20, 2012 08:07 PM (6JMZR):::

Well I certainly floated an easy lob across the net, didn't I?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 20, 2012 08:12 PM (l+kmq)

155 So, if you're an outdoorsy type or happen to be around poison ivy, Tecnu Extreme Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub so far seems to be working well.
Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at November 20, 2012 08:10 PM (4yKNF)

I've heard that there is some kind of cream you are supposed to be able to put on before you run into the poison ivy/sumac, etc. and it should shield you.

Does that stuff work?

Posted by: sdavis at November 20, 2012 08:12 PM (njVMI)

156 I just want to smite trolls.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at November 20, 2012 08:12 PM (QupBk)

157 Jane, does it end with flaming arachnid death? Lie and say it does.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 08:07 PM (Gk3SS


It involves giant camel spiders. I don't recall if I told this story when kid came back from A-Stan, but he and his buds were sitting around a FOB one day and a huge rat ran past running for its life....from a camel spider. They have ten rather than eight legs, and run with the front two legs in the air. And they have mandibles like face-huggers.


Anyhow, kid said he and his buds were literally yelling for the rat to run faster, when the camel spider caught it and ate it.....face first.

He said the spiders also chase the troops' shadows to get out of the hot sun. One poor kid was screaming, "Where do I go?!!!! Where do I go??!!!" As he was being chased (my son and his buds were in a vehicle watching).

Just thought I'd leave you with that visual....'cause I'm a giver!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:12 PM (UOM48)

158 Also, floss. Really, floss. Even if you already have some teeth problems. Start flossing today. Tonight. And remember, you don't have to floss all your teeth -- just the ones you want to keep.

Flossing is disgusting, so I don't do it. I use Oral-B brush picks. Various dental hygenists have noted my healthy gums.

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 08:13 PM (O6q63)

159 thanks, mega.

Here's something I'm watching now: Big Bang Theory. I avoided it for years because I thought it sounded stupid but it's pretty funny. The main actor, the guy playing Sheldon, is pretty hysterical.

The sheldon character is crazy, and does crazy things, and therefore creates the template for virtually every show (Sheldon does crazy things-- others react to his crazy thing).

But it's pretty funny. It's one of those Characters Just Say Punchlines To Each Other Shows (which is why I avoided it) but it is decent.

Posted by: ace at November 20, 2012 08:13 PM (LCRYB)

160 "128 >>>ace, it sounds like EoJ just volunteered.

Well, okay then!

Obviously volunteers are welcome.

I'm very bad at organization. Actually, if I just tried to get a schedule together and several more categories of weekend stuff with volunteers to do them, I could probably get it off and running.

One problem is this: I am hating life right now. I am hating the blog right now because the news is just dreadful. I go through periods where I enjoy it and other periods where it's just pure grind. Apart from goofing on garrett and the Positive threads, it's mostly a grind.

Posted by: ace at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (LCRYB) "

Seriously, try Stoicism. It's sort of like Christianity, but Leftists can't bitch you out about it, because Greece.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:13 PM (hhVWg)

161
I find that Better Than Sex cake is not actually better than sex.

=====
What are you doing, eating it? That's your first mistake.

Posted by: USS Diversity at November 20, 2012 08:13 PM (9ghZ6)

162 Today I used a Ka-Bar to clean an AR and open a Coke. If I ever lose my hand I'm just gonna have one grafted on the end of my arm

Posted by: DAve at November 20, 2012 08:13 PM (XDC0v)

163 Now would be an excellent time for all of you to seek new forms of entertainment that do not include destructive behaviors like excessive alcohol and misogynist pornography.

It is a new world. Become someone new. Take up yoga and meditation.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 20, 2012 08:14 PM (Gy7db)

164 157 Actually,spider fangs are vestigial limbs.Camel spiders still have them as full fledged limbs I guess.Scorpions(arachnids as well) and cave spiders also have 10 limbs.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:14 PM (9XBK2)

165 One problem is this: I am hating life right now. I
am hating the blog right now because the news is just dreadful. I go
through periods where I enjoy it and other periods where it's just pure
grind. Apart from goofing on garrett and the Positive threads, it's
mostly a grind.





Posted by: ace at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (LCRYB)

Da huh. We are all fucked. We have to suck it up. Why?
Damn if I know. Cause we can't be quitters.Rehab, it's for quitters. So was it over?

http://tinyurl.com/43hlyb

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 08:14 PM (wR+pz)

166 Epicureanism doesn't strike me as all that reactionary.
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:08 PM (hhVWg)



Well, given that the robber baronsand old time aristocracy employed armies of servants, it doesn't strike me as terribly egalitarian, either. Plus, as an evil white male, isn't it my god given duty and right to exploit the brown people of the world?

And anyway, why should I have to do everything myself? What the hell am I working and saving for? sheesh... Believe me - as a bald, middle aged, middle-class white dude - I am TIRED of doing everything myself.

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 08:15 PM (jfeoD)

167 I'm looking forward to my turkey, stuffing, gravy and pie on Friday. Have to make two extra pies tomorrow for the BIL's Thanksgiving day get together, but there ain't nothing like my little traditional meal with my husband.

If there's one thing I'm thankful for this year, it's that I have wonderful family and an amazing husband. *emo*

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at November 20, 2012 08:15 PM (GrtrJ)

168 How in the hell did I miss that Simon & Simon thing? That was awesome.

I must have been having surgery or hitting the crack pipe again.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 20, 2012 08:15 PM (pUqSw)

169 Icedog.. damn me to hell.. I DID laugh and my daughters pet rabbit is downstairs as I write this. He's a cute little bugger though. She named him Hef. Such a sense a humor my daughter..

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:15 PM (u25eL)

170
I don't think I have ever disliked a Norm McDonald joke. The guy just cracks me up for some reason.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 20, 2012 08:15 PM (3BbLJ)

171 EOJ, we must have a stompy boots section.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:15 PM (piMMO)

172 159 It is a petty good show but Kaley Cuoco is a butter face.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:16 PM (9XBK2)

173
One problem is this: I am hating life right
now. I am hating the blog right now because the news is just dreadful.
I go through periods where I enjoy it and other periods where it's just
pure grind. Apart from goofing on garrett and the Positive threads,
it's mostly a grind.





Posted by: ace at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (LCRYB)



I think we're all feeling pretty beat-up. I've been avoiding every liberal I know. Please, please hang in there. We'll overcome this shit......I'm sure of it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:16 PM (UOM48)

174 It involves giant camel spiders.

Never search for 'camel spider' on YouTube.

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 08:16 PM (O6q63)

175 Actually reactionary I'd say that since we're payin' 'em already why can't they do something for us?

Posted by: DAve at November 20, 2012 08:16 PM (XDC0v)

176 "161 I find that Better Than Sex cake is not actually better than sex. =====What are you doing, eating it? That's your first mistake."


What should I be doing? Wearing it?

Posted by: Mo the Girl at November 20, 2012 08:16 PM (6KsL8)

177 If you ever are unfortunate enough to be swarmed by fire ants, pour mouthwash on the bites. It will stop the stinging, and it will prevent the "whitehead" from forming on the bite. I use the cheap Equate version of Listerine.

Posted by: no good deed at November 20, 2012 08:16 PM (v5bhs)

178 coffee cake=happy face

fruit cake-door stops

Posted by: willow at November 20, 2012 08:16 PM (hX8cq)

179 Unbelievable stuffing in a log
Pork Apricot and Pistachio Stuffing

350g pork mince
100g spicy sausage (Merguez/Chorizo)
handful finely chopped chopped apricots
handful finely chopped pistachios
1 grated apple
grated lemon zest
coarsely chopped parsely
sage leaves
salt and pepper

Place pork mince in a bowl, season with salt and pepper.

Add grated apple, add chopped apricots, nuts, lemon zest and parsley. Mix thoroughly.

On a sheet of tin foil (aluminum) drizzle olive oil, line with sage leaves and season with salt and pepper.

Place half of the pork mince meat on top of the sage and make a groove down the center with your finger.

Place the spicy sausage inside the groove and cover with remaining pork mince meat.

Lift the edge of your foil and roll, being sure to roll it nice and tight. lift back foil to check sage is in right place! Roll and twist the ends while pushing in to make a perfect cylinder.

Cook at 200 C/400 F for 40-45 minutes

Posted by: Jimmy at November 20, 2012 08:16 PM (sE2Tc)

180 Also,I'm no prude,but every recent show is over the top crude.I really believe the culture will sink to shows like "Ow my Balls" in the very near future.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:17 PM (9XBK2)

181 If you live outside of central Virginia you have likely never heard of Sailor Bob, but you should. http://www.youtube.com/eatch?v=jntgZfNvf6o&sns

Posted by: SarahW at November 20, 2012 08:17 PM (LYwCh)

182 "163 Now would be an excellent time for all of you to seek new forms of entertainment that do not include destructive behaviors like excessive alcohol and misogynist pornography.

It is a new world. Become someone new. Take up yoga and meditation.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at November 20, 2012 08:14 PM (Gy7db) "

Well played, Mary. Well played.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:17 PM (hhVWg)

183 Here's something I'm watching now: Big Bang Theory. I avoided it for
years because I thought it sounded stupid but it's pretty funny.


Don't forget Penny...


... (or Priya, even)

Posted by: watches Big Bang Theory for the articles... er... science based comedy at November 20, 2012 08:18 PM (0kLlr)

184 Also my grandmothers "cardiac" Brown Sugar Poundcake....whoot!

Posted by: Jimmy at November 20, 2012 08:18 PM (sE2Tc)

185 Don't forget that crazy-ass shit called "Sons of Anarchy" tonight. Jebuss, what a freaking body count this season. Oh, and good Girl Tara has grown some tits and ass this season. Future Queen bee, I reckon.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at November 20, 2012 08:18 PM (55wMj)

186 >> Do you put away a set amount per month? This expense seems like a difficult one to control or plan for.

Would depend on the age of the home and the systems and all.. around here the biggest expense would be replacing the A/C system.. that'd set me back about 7k.

It's sixteen years old now so I'm watching that metric.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 20, 2012 08:18 PM (pUqSw)

187 181 That didn't work. Never heard of him.

Posted by: Butters at November 20, 2012 08:18 PM (NIZHJ)

188 Ya know Ace, I feel a lot better too now after all the sedation.






letitburn

Letitburn....

Posted by: Daybrother at November 20, 2012 08:18 PM (+paCV)

189 Well, going to watch the Cowboys Thanksgiving day (tickets courtesy of fellow AoSHQmoron WSMS). Of course as much as I hate Jerry Jones, I'm hoping RGIII tears theem a new one.

Posted by: Alamo at November 20, 2012 08:18 PM (C0alm)

190 I have only this to say about guns: hearing protection. Get some and use it.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at November 20, 2012 08:19 PM (w41GQ)

191 ::;EOJ, we must have a stompy boots section.:::

Well, YEAH.

I would be down for that, or contributing something else completely satisfying and equally bereft of educational value.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 20, 2012 08:19 PM (l+kmq)

192

I like watching old episodes of Alias Smith and Jones.

It was having a good run and then Pete Duel shot himself. He and Ben Murphy had great chemistry. The series was canceled soon after.

Posted by: soothie at November 20, 2012 08:19 PM (A3dIE)

193 172 159 It is a petty good show but Kaley Cuoco is a butter face.
Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:16 PM (9XBK2)



So...are you blind? Or gay?


http://tinyurl.com/a8qrguo

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:19 PM (GEICT)

194 >>>One problem is this: I am hating life right now.

I sympathize. After a week of feeling bummed. I actually took my Gadsden down.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at November 20, 2012 08:19 PM (0q2P7)

195 ace decompressing isn't bad for the soul.

probably a good idea to have the last day post be something fun.like this

and perhaps pancakes is needed to feel some sense of joy in a rough period.

Posted by: willow at November 20, 2012 08:20 PM (hX8cq)

196 "166 Epicureanism doesn't strike me as all that reactionary.
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:08 PM (hhVWg)



Well, given that the robber baronsand old time aristocracy employed armies of servants, it doesn't strike me as terribly egalitarian, either. Plus, as an evil white male, isn't it my god given duty and right to exploit the brown people of the world?

And anyway, why should I have to do everything myself? What the hell am I working and saving for? sheesh... Believe me - as a bald, middle aged, middle-class white dude - I am TIRED of doing everything myself.

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 08:15 PM (jfeoD) "

Sure, but those aristocrats have lost quite a bit. And for good reason too. The universe does not reward decadence.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:20 PM (hhVWg)

197 Paddleford Creek I find to be a smooth and tasty bourbon.

Posted by: USS Diversity at November 20, 2012 08:20 PM (9ghZ6)

198 193 A butter face takes into account her hot body.Just think she's funny looking.You are free to disagree.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:20 PM (9XBK2)

199 Pecan.. never miss SOA!! Been a great season this year.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:20 PM (u25eL)

200 Just thought I'd leave you with that visual....'cause I'm a giver!




Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:12 PM (UOM4


Oh thank you so very very very much for that. Really. I appreciate it.
Apropos of nothing, I am just going to curl up in a ball over there for a bit. Don't mind me.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 08:21 PM (Gk3SS)

201 I am going to Thanksgiving dinner with my family. If the one liberal bitch in the family opens her mouth I suspect everyone in the room will kick her ass.

Just saying, I'll be the first to smack her in the face, if the others haven't beat me to the punch.




Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 20, 2012 08:21 PM (wR+pz)

202 Wm T Sherman at November 20, 2012 08:19 PM (w41GQ)
WHAT??????

Posted by: Alamo at November 20, 2012 08:21 PM (C0alm)

203 ok things that make people smile- watching a small child eat a lemon.

Posted by: willow at November 20, 2012 08:21 PM (hX8cq)

204 "173
One problem is this: I am hating life right
now. I am hating the blog right now because the news is just dreadful.
I go through periods where I enjoy it and other periods where it's just
pure grind. Apart from goofing on garrett and the Positive threads,
it's mostly a grind.





Posted by: ace at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (LCRYB)


I think we're all feeling pretty beat-up. I've been avoiding every liberal I know. Please, please hang in there. We'll overcome this shit......I'm sure of it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:16 PM (UOM4 "

Yeah. Ace, don't kill yourself. I'd sort of miss you.


(Gay, I know.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (hhVWg)

205 Planning on stampeding people on Black Friday so I can buy more stuff that I can be thankful for.

Posted by: Casca at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (VzFkU)

206 ~ tap tap tap tap tap ~

... I mean, once you've had musk melon, the flesh so soft that it molds to ....

What is that?
This microphone it is on? Yes?

And so. Hello! It is I, Hadji, the comic sent by Allah to make you holla, inshallah.

What is worse than finding a worm in an apple?

Finding that worm while standing next to the second in command of the Hamas militia.

Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get away from the spontaneous demonstration of the youtube video clips with the mortars and the rpgs and such.

Why are camels big, hairy and ugly?
Because if they were short, hairy and ugly they would be Helen Thomas.

Thank You Thank You Thank You!

Now that you are smiling Hadji must leave you. That is the mark of the true professional, of which Hadji is.

Give alms to the waitresses.
_

Posted by: Hadji the Muslim Comic at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (RuUvx)

207 Where's alexthechick???

I apologize for the camel spider story.....seriously!!

Here, have some peanut butter fudge and a foot massage.....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (UOM48)

208 I like stuff like that and stuff.

Posted by: Pathetically Vague at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (mq0tj)

209 Human beat box girl commercial for Vizio.Most.Annoying.Commercial.EVER.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (9XBK2)

210 I like a lot of things. Old tractors, old cars anything old.
My favorite tee vee show is Gold Rush. Hate me, I don't care.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (nQMHQ)

211 Twinkie the Kid is dead again.

Posted by: Butters at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (NIZHJ)

212 We need more Movie LiveBlogs.

Posted by: garrett at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (57FSw)

213 John Lennon was the raspiest, grindiest, sloppiest, nastiest bass player who ever lived.

http://tinyurl.com/b3g6zmy

Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (jyUxu)

214 ... And there was a time in this country, a long time ago, when reading
wasn't just for fags and neither was writing. People wrote books and
movies, movies that had stories so you cared whose ass it was and why it
was farting, and I believe that time can come again!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (hO8IJ)

215 Hey! My comments are posting again.

Posted by: garrett at November 20, 2012 08:23 PM (57FSw)

216
Sons of Anarchy is becoming like OZ

at least one corpse per episode

and biker gangs don't drive around and have shootouts in the street every week

Posted by: soothie at November 20, 2012 08:23 PM (0UP8T)

217 One problem is this: I am hating life right now. I am hating the blog right now because the news is just dreadful. I go through periods where I enjoy it and other periods where it's just pure grind. Apart from goofing on garrett and the Positive threads, it's mostly a grind.

Posted by: ace at November 20, 2012 08:09 PM (LCRYB)



I think it's also compounded by the fact that the news has been horrible for years and we were all hanging on to the hope that if we could just hang on til 2012, we'd get some relief.

But the worst happened.

OTOH, yep, the worst has happened, no doubt, but the good things are still good, and this blog is one of those good things. I think you're right to get away from all politics all the time. We all need a break, you most of all.

Y'all can, joke, but these positive threads are good on every level. Thanksgiving Week is a perfect time to focus on everything that is good.

And we should do that far more often.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 08:23 PM (2rMmy)

218 "180 Also,I'm no prude,but every recent show is over the top crude.I really believe the culture will sink to shows like "Ow my Balls" in the very near future.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:17 PM (9XBK2) "

Yep.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:23 PM (hhVWg)

219 What is the name of the Jewish guy who wears the dorky skinny jeans all the time on Big Bang Theory? Tony DiNozzo he is not, but he's pretty funny.

Posted by: Mo the Girl at November 20, 2012 08:23 PM (6KsL8)

220 200 Oh thank you so very very very much for that. Really. I appreciate it.

Apropos of nothing, I am just going to curl up in a ball over there for a bit. Don't mind me.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 08:21 PM (Gk3SS)



The Leader does not curl into a ball. Leader hits motherfucking spiders with a flamethrower. That is the basis for Alextopia. Here, take this butterscotch cookie back, eat it and feel better.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:24 PM (GEICT)

221 sdavis, I have IvyX pre-contact towlettes (kinda like a towlette pack you'd get at a BBQ joint, but bigger) that's treated with a variety of natural ingredients.

I've used them a handful of times and I never got the itches.

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at November 20, 2012 08:24 PM (4yKNF)

222 Stompy Boots - Fashion thread, men's or women's, could just be GQ/Maxxim/Vogue stuff or just a picture of stompy boots. Maybe a link to a story at The Manolo blog. Folks will talk.

Cars - New cars, classic cars, Car and Driver, sex in the back seat of cars....

Art/Photography - CAC would be great at this

Non-football thread - Fishing, NASCAR, etc...

Music or Movies - Always good

Home repair/Remodeling

Just a few ideas

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:24 PM (piMMO)

223 Never search for 'camel spider' on YouTube.

holy fucking shit that's a huge spider

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:24 PM (d/5qf)

224 Just when things are at their bleakest, fuckin Hadji swoops in to totally own the thread.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at November 20, 2012 08:24 PM (l+kmq)

225 >>John Lennon was the raspiest, grindiest, sloppiest, nastiest bass player who ever lived.

Graham Maby eats his lunch.
Mike Watt drinks his milkshake.

Posted by: garrett at November 20, 2012 08:25 PM (57FSw)

226 Hi Garrett!

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:25 PM (d/5qf)

227
Watching the sun come up is good for the soul.

A reminder of the constancy and beauty of the world, that is much larger than any man, woman or politics.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is really Eddie Willers at November 20, 2012 08:25 PM (Md8Uo)

228 I like Nintendo.

Posted by: Serious Cat at November 20, 2012 08:25 PM (opMWG)

229 Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:15 PM (u25eL)

My daughter once had a rabbit that was mean as hell. When out of the cage, it would hide until I walked by and then bite me right on the Achilles. It was an extremely stupid animal (even by rabbit standards), but it knew how to inflict the most pain.

I finally "released it into the wild" before I turned it into some hossenpepper. ...and no one give me flak about releasing a 'domesticated' animal into the wild. I honestly hope it died a slow and painful death.

Posted by: Icedog at November 20, 2012 08:26 PM (PTS+l)

230 Tuned to PBS last night, for the first time in 15 years.

The show was Dust Bowl or something like that. To say it slanted left would be an understatement. I won't be going back. I knew better.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 08:26 PM (nQMHQ)

231 "209 Human beat box girl commercial for Vizio.Most.Annoying.Commercial.EVER.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (9XBK2) "

Who doesn't enjoy "beat boxing." Have you no culture, sir?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:26 PM (hhVWg)

232
Killed me when they decided to "off" Opie, Jewells. Heartbreaking but devastating to all the female fans (according to the wife).

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at November 20, 2012 08:26 PM (55wMj)

233
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:24 PM (piMMO)

Those are good suggestions

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:26 PM (d/5qf)

234 Y'all can, joke, but these positive threads are good
on every level. Thanksgiving Week is a perfect time to focus on
everything that is good.



And we should do that far more often.







Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 08:23 PM (2rMmy)



ooh yes Thanksgiving.let's do that ! . I'm grateful for not having to live in a refrigerator box.


yet.

Posted by: willow at November 20, 2012 08:26 PM (hX8cq)

235 The show was Dust Bowl or something like that. To say it slanted left
would be an understatement. I won't be going back. I knew better.



What's the matter? Everyone knows that John Steinbeck wrote nonfiction, right?

Posted by: PBS at November 20, 2012 08:27 PM (d/5qf)

236 "214 ... And there was a time in this country, a long time ago, when reading
wasn't just for fags and neither was writing. People wrote books and
movies, movies that had stories so you cared whose ass it was and why it
was farting, and I believe that time can come again!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (hO8IJ) "

Nah. Reading must be discouraged.


Books can be so politically incorrect.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:27 PM (hhVWg)

237 holy fucking shit that's a huge spider


Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:24 PM (d/5qf



Son said he was chillaxin' in the shade of his vehicle one day, and his Sgt. yelled, "D'oh!!! Look out!!" And there was one charging him, to get into his shade. He and his Sgt. hid in their vehicle with a couple of other guys, going "Jeebus!!!!!! Where did it go?!!!!"

Said it was way more frightening than the damned Tolleebon.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:27 PM (UOM48)

238 I mees Hajdi. I shoot again

Posted by: Triumph the Jewish Comic Insult Dog at November 20, 2012 08:27 PM (XDC0v)

239 We need more Movie LiveBlogs.


****

Ace tried to get a bit up and running where, within the course of a week, we would watch a movie and then remark on it the following Saturday.

Great idea, huh?

Yeah.

It took about a microsecond for some sick shits to drop in and want to talk about their favorite movies, such as I Spit On Your Grave

It was downhill from there.

Some trolls you simply cannot tolerate.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:27 PM (piMMO)

240 Obscure request for tips, but the morons are a treasure-trove of information:

We recently scavenged a vintage trampoline that needs repair. I've been jumping on it anyway and having fun. Prior owner suggested taking it to a leathersmith for repair (the stitching holding the rings has given out in several places), but I think it would be better to just replace the mat. It's also missing a few springs.

So, anyone know a website to get good quality parts at a discount? How can you even determine the quality on the internet?

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 08:27 PM (6jLT3)

241 I sympathize. After a week of feeling bummed. I actually took my Gadsden down.


Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at November 20, 2012 08:19 PM (0q2P7)
Yeah. Lost my mom on Halloween, lost my country on Election Day. BUT...I still have my kids and grandkids, I inherited Mom's dog, which pisses my husband off to no end, and I know that at some point, this too shall pass.Until then, there's always bourbon...

Posted by: antisocialist at November 20, 2012 08:28 PM (j/nZn)

242 Watching the sun come up is good for the soul.




Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is really Eddie Willers at November 20, 2012 08:25 PM (Md8Uo)

listening to the rain and watching the sky light up with lightening

Posted by: willow at November 20, 2012 08:28 PM (hX8cq)

243 Here, have some peanut butter fudge and a foot massage.....


Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (UOM4


Thank you. That will go nicely with my cookie.

steevy is still getting flamethrown.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 08:28 PM (Gk3SS)

244 Give alms to the waitresses.




Posted by: Hadji the Muslim Comic at November 20, 2012 08:22 PM (RuUvx)

If loving Hadji the Muslim Comic is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Posted by: Palandine at November 20, 2012 08:28 PM (g7D8V)

245 Sure, but those aristocrats have lost quite a bit. And for good reason too. The universe does not reward decadence.
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:20 PM (hhVWg)



I believe in the protestant work ethic and all, but let's be reasonable. Besides - two questions:
1. How long did aristocracy last?
2. How long did our democratic republic last?
When all islost, andwhen there is nothing left to do but watch it burn, why worry about whether the universe approves? It's all swirling down. My duties are done. My purpose now is to enjoy what I can beforethe end.

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 08:28 PM (jfeoD)

246 What chapter are you on? 7,468?

Posted by: Butters at November 20, 2012 08:28 PM (NIZHJ)

247 Yeah ace. Thanks for the positive threads. Most of the time I simply cannot bear the shitty news that is out there. I cannot believe we lost an election that a ham sandwich should have won. I simply cannot wrap my head around where my country is at right now.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 20, 2012 08:29 PM (jucos)

248 "Dust Bowl" was a love poem to FDR and the wannabe-FDR Obama


and Democrats.

Posted by: Jerry Jack in Jacksonville at November 20, 2012 08:29 PM (Dll6b)

249 Those are good suggestions


Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:26 PM (d/5qf)


****
thanks.
OH! A sciency thread - medicine, the cosmos, tech, etc...

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:29 PM (piMMO)

250 And the chick that plays Bernadette has an enormous rack that they try to hide, damn them.

But Priya or Penny for the hottest? It's a damn close race, and kinda like choosing between a good bourbon and a good scotch. Think I would say penny, but she gets a lot more skimpy clothes shots, so I reserve the right to change my mind and say I want Indian food.

Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 08:29 PM (4QAQg)

251 I'm going to make Chex Mix one of these nights, so that's positive. I think all I need is a box of the Corn Chex and pretzels, and probably another box of Wheat Chex because I always seem to eat them before I've rounded up all the other ingredients.
Added bonus, it makes the house smell nice for a few hours.

Posted by: lowandslow at November 20, 2012 08:29 PM (GZitp)

252 "229 Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:15 PM (u25eL)

My daughter once had a rabbit that was mean as hell. When out of the cage, it would hide until I walked by and then bite me right on the Achilles. It was an extremely stupid animal (even by rabbit standards), but it knew how to inflict the most pain.

I finally "released it into the wild" before I turned it into some hossenpepper. ...and no one give me flak about releasing a 'domesticated' animal into the wild. I honestly hope it died a slow and painful death.

Posted by: Icedog at November 20, 2012 08:26 PM (PTS+l) "

Wait, its instinct was to inflict pain upon you, and your instinct was ... to inflict pain upon it?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:30 PM (hhVWg)

253 All 5 original Planet of the Apes movies on Blu Ray for only about $23.Get it through the HQ at Amazon.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:30 PM (9XBK2)

254 Hey a science-y thread might be fun

we can talk about the age of the planet

(oh wait, we already did that)

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:30 PM (d/5qf)

255 Hey, jeff.
How's Velma?

Posted by: garrett at November 20, 2012 08:31 PM (57FSw)

256 re: the trampoline

Get a 2nd slightly smaller and lower trampoline off of craigslist (there is always some for free) and put it under the one you want to jump on.

OR you could check with a local custom awning place - you might rivet in a patch. or buy some EPDM rubber pond liner to reinforce sections.

or put bales of hay under the trampolline to lessen the chance of a leg fracture.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 20, 2012 08:31 PM (RuUvx)

257 Hey, how about resurrecting those plans for the national moron meetup?

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:31 PM (d/5qf)

258 Here's another tip. Get your Vitamin D levels checked. In today's indoor computer and xbox age, a surprisingly large % of people aren't getting enough sunlight to make enough Vitamin D. It's a quick blood test and the treatment is straightforward -- you just start taking Vitamin D supplements until your levels get back to the normal range.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 20, 2012 08:31 PM (ZPrif)

259 Dust bowl was almost entirely or entirely manmade I believe.

Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:31 PM (9XBK2)

260 garrett, velma date doesn't start for a little bit yet

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:31 PM (d/5qf)

261 I'd like to but this is too much of a shoestring operation to do that. You need staff for that. I'm the only one making money from this site and it's not very much.
Posted by: ace at November 20, 2012 08:04 PM
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Well...a funding idea that I've suggested to Wikipedia (but evidently was ignored): Get an Amazon Associates account (or if you're boycotting Amazon, use a competitor)....suggest books in your post using hyperlinks from your amazon associates account (which you can build links from for anything available). Create a reading list, post once or twice a week as "suggested reading" to the Horde.
Hopefully enough of us will buy books thru your hyperlinks that it can build up your cash flow. I for one, read a lot and would use your hyperlinks to purchase books if they were offered.

Or you can be lame like Wikipedia and randomly beg people to give $5 donations. I for one like the idea of hyperlinking to books that are mentionedThis could also give a cashflow opportunity to your other bloggers that contribute; each could hyperlink using their own associates account, thereby getting a pittance in return from contributing here.

Posted by: John Stark Dark at November 20, 2012 08:31 PM (PALjS)

262 Damn t--

my team is dressing up like prisoner bumble bees--

and they signed--

Plaxico--again.

I feel like shooting myself in the thigh--with epinephrine just for the thrill of it.

Posted by: tasker at November 20, 2012 08:32 PM (r2PLg)

263 Hey a science-y thread might be fun


I am positive that Pluto is a planet.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 08:32 PM (Gk3SS)

264 For the past month or two, I've enjoyed watching all the seasons of the old British TV comedy, "Dad's Army". It's largely free of the cynical cultural assumptions that were injected in subsequent BBC comedies

Posted by: derit at November 20, 2012 08:32 PM (I88Jc)

265 Hadji, Mary Cloggenstein and EoJ, all in one thread.

If Machines For Sale shows up, my post election funk may well vanish!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 08:32 PM (2rMmy)

266 One problem is this: I am hating life right now. I am hating the blog
right now because the news is just dreadful. I go through periods where
I enjoy it and other periods where it's just pure grind. Apart from
goofing on garrett and the Positive threads, it's mostly a grind.


****

When you are down, being glued to the laptop isn't the best idea. Get out in the sun, breathe some fresh air, let the cob-loggers take it for a while.

It may be a job, but it shouldn't be a drag. If you wanted that hassle, you could work in corporate America.

The horde will be here when you get back. Always.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:32 PM (piMMO)

267 I haven't watched network or cable news since the election. I get info from reading online news feeds and the like - WSJ in particular. Was hard the first week but the time I wasted watching the programs is now spent studying for two important security certifications important to my career.

Posted by: Brad at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (8DU+p)

268 @ 242, willow and C.J. those are two of my favorites.

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (4yKNF)

269 Oh shit...this was suppose to be a positive thread--oops!

Posted by: tasker at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (r2PLg)

270 holy fucking shit that's a huge spider

Told ya not to.

I think it is technically not a spider.

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (O6q63)

271 smell of apple cinnamon pie baking

Posted by: willow at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (hX8cq)

272
Mindy


Amazon is usually pretty trustworthy, they have parts.


http://tinyurl.com/ac3m5dc

Posted by: robtr at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (rTgOf)

273 good things?


Jennifer Connelly's ta-tas, circa 1992. or since; whenever

Posted by: Jerry Jack in Jacksonville at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (Dll6b)

274 Hey! Don't forget me! You know, the guy who offered these awesome lace wigs that NOBODY EVER FUCKING BOUGHT? Huh? Can I get a little bit of love here?

Posted by: angry lace wigs at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (d/5qf)

275 For low-carbing morons:

Try Kombucha tea when you need something fizzy and refreshing with no fake sweeteners.

It's a cultured drink, so the cultures have digested most of the sugars. You get flavor with low carbs, and as a bonus, the cultures improve the flora in your gut.

Warning -- some flavors taste pretty vinegar-y. I've found the vinegary ones are quite refreshing in the summertime, and the fruity and gingery ones are better the rest of the time.

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (6jLT3)

276 I've got Ina Garten's "Accidental Turkey" in the garage fridge, dry-rubbed with kosher salt, fresh rosemary, and lemon rind.

On Turkey Day you cook it at high heat for longer than you normally would, and then finish it at 325. Sounds foolproof.

*I have a weird confession.....I can't stand handling raw poultry....for forever.....I always lose weight over Thanksgiving.....so there's that*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (UOM48)

277 What's the matter? Everyone knows that John Steinbeck wrote nonfiction, right?
Posted by: PBS at November 20, 2012 08:27 PM (d/5qf)


I wasn't a movie, more like a documentary based onsome farmers lives and how great the government was in saving us all from another drought. Mostly bullshit.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (nQMHQ)

278 antisocialist, please accept my condolences.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 08:34 PM (2rMmy)

279 Burn Notice is fun. Just started watching it on Netflix.

Posted by: Long Island at November 20, 2012 08:34 PM (hl8SI)

280 Dust bowl was almost entirely or entirely manmade I believe.



*****

Caused, IIRC, from turning over the land too often. Now, I understand, farmers change crops or let the land rest.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:34 PM (piMMO)

281 >>Watching the sun come up is good for the soul.

We had a fab-tabulous sunset here a while ago. Husband (who was devastated by the election, possibly even more than I was) actually dragged me away from the stove to watch it. So that's a good thing.

Best way I know to get through this terrible time is to focus on the small things you *can* control and the unexpected pleasures God (or Nature) gives you.

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 08:34 PM (5H6zj)

282 Thanks, robtr. I like to read the reviews at Amazon.

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 08:34 PM (6jLT3)

283 Oh Pecan.. yes.. I was bawling like a baby when Opie was killed. I kind of knew it was coming though. Still... that was a brutal scene.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:35 PM (u25eL)

284 Hi guys. First off, brownies.

Second positivity. I am making time to exercise and write. This is very difficult for me because of my life situation and my basically depressive personality. Sometimes I just want to crawl in a hole and hibernate.

but these things are helping. The key for me is being okay with just doing a little bit and not doing it perfectly.

hi AtC and chemjeff and BC and any other friends I didn't notice!

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 08:35 PM (ou/rY)

285 Erikw, uh hmm, makes everything else seem small and insignificant,,
also sitting on the beach alone and how massive and beautiful it is.

soothing.

Posted by: willow at November 20, 2012 08:35 PM (hX8cq)

286 "245 Sure, but those aristocrats have lost quite a bit. And for good reason too. The universe does not reward decadence.
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:20 PM (hhVWg)



I believe in the protestant work ethic and all, but let's be reasonable. Besides - two questions:
1. How long did aristocracy last?
2. How long did our democratic republic last?
When all islost, andwhen there is nothing left to do but watch it burn, why worry about whether the universe approves? It's all swirling down. My duties are done. My purpose now is to enjoy what I can beforethe end.

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 08:28 PM (jfeoD) "

Sure, but the root cause was the same: decadence (and its handmaiden -- actually master -- atheism).



(And what profit is there in giving up on God?)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (hhVWg)

287 Oh how about this--

Saw Skyfall--

not bad.

better than Quantum of Solstice.

Posted by: tasker at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (r2PLg)

288 *I have a weird confession.....I can't stand handling raw poultry....
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (UOM4

Oh, I hear ya!

I have no problem with chicken, but that whole raw turkey, when you're rinsing it off in the sink? Looks like a damned headless baby. And it does feel all fleshy and weird. Skeeves me out.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (2rMmy)

289 GOOD, GOOD THINGS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HW4ej9q_dU

Posted by: Descendents at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (57FSw)

290 Graham Maby eats his lunch.

1) Jah Wobble

2) Les Claypool

3) Paul McCartney

4) Tony Levin

5) Tina Weymouth

My favorites.

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (O6q63)

291 Well I was teasing a friend of mine the other day. I thought he was younger than me. I joked that he was 57. I thought he was 44, so it was far enough in the future to seem silly. Guess what? He is MUCH older than I thought, and 57is just round the corner, so I made it seem he looks like 57. Luckily, no one seemed to react, as he has had a breakdown, and is not there anymore. I keep trying to treat him like he is the same person, but he is not there anymore... I have felt weird about it all week. It was one of those moments you see in Indie movies. I will lught about it some day.

Posted by: Baldy at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (opS9C)

292 If you've not seen it, I recommend Skyfall. Good flick. Nice distraction, and some uplifting themes.

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (jfeoD)

293
I am positive that Pluto was Goofy's dog.

How facist is it for a dog to own another dog? That right there is depressing. Sorry, that's a downer. I denounce myself.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is really Eddie Willers at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (Md8Uo)

294 Y-not.. that is so true. I am going to stay active and aware but I'm not going to let politics consume me. Still so much good in life. I have all my kids and their SO's home with me this year and my mama, God love her will be here. Life is good. For now.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:37 PM (u25eL)

295
(tips that work for me)

When browsing EBay for bargains look for auctions that are almost over AND look for Buy-it-nows that have just been listed. Either way gives you a better chance of exploiting a price inefficiency.

Ignore But-it-nows that are about to expire. If nobody's bought it by the time listing is almost over, it was probably overpriced.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at November 20, 2012 08:37 PM (eEev7)

296 "258 Here's another tip. Get your Vitamin D levels checked. In today's indoor computer and xbox age, a surprisingly large % of people aren't getting enough sunlight to make enough Vitamin D. It's a quick blood test and the treatment is straightforward -- you just start taking Vitamin D supplements until your levels get back to the normal range.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 20, 2012 08:31 PM (ZPrif) "

This.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:37 PM (hhVWg)

297

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Posted by: The Lightworker at November 20, 2012 08:37 PM (Enbui)

298 but these things are helping. The key for me is being okay with just doing a little bit and not doing it perfectly.


This. It's okay to start slow. That's hard for me to accept sometimes.


*waves back*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 08:37 PM (Gk3SS)

299 Brine wash those birds.

Posted by: Butters at November 20, 2012 08:37 PM (NIZHJ)

300 *I have a weird confession.....I can't stand handling raw poultry....for forever.....I always lose weight over Thanksgiving.....so there's that*
----

Our first T-day as a married couple we were far from home (as usual) and too broke to travel, so I was on deck to make the turkey. Husband was pathologically repulsed by raw poultry and our dinner guest was a not much of a carnivore, so I had no help. Wound up cooking the damned thing upside down by mistake! It *was* a very moist breast, but sure was a shock when I went to carve the breast meat and got backbone.

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 08:37 PM (5H6zj)

301 *I have a weird confession.....I can't stand handling raw poultry....for forever.....I always lose weight over Thanksgiving.....so there's that*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (UOM4

_____________________

Okay either we are both weird--or we're not--

have the same problem.

Gawd it's gross.

And why do they stuff--"stuff" in the cavity so you have to reach up in there--when it is raw?

Posted by: tasker at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (r2PLg)

302 How facist is it for a dog to own another dog? That right there is depressing. Sorry, that's a downer. I denounce myself.
Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is really Eddie Willers at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (Md8Uo)

but is goofy really a dog? I've always wondered about this myself.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (ou/rY)

303 *I have a weird confession.....I can't stand handling raw poultry....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:33 PM (UOM4



Oh, I hear ya!



I have no problem with chicken, but that whole raw turkey, when
you're rinsing it off in the sink? Looks like a damned headless baby.
And it does feel all fleshy and weird. Skeeves me out.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (2rMmy)

ack, and poultry has a distinctive smell. shudder.
and having to wash everything a hudred times , just to be sure.

Posted by: willow at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (hX8cq)

304 278 Thank you, Tammy.
I'm so grateful to my two grown daughters, who have done the lion's share of the sorting/cleaning out/disposing of the stuff in Mom's house. Leaves me with just the finances to take care of, and those are really fairly simple and not emotionally charged.

Posted by: antisocialist at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (j/nZn)

305 Never search for 'camel spider' on YouTube.

holy fucking shit that's a huge spider


Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:24 PM (d/5qf)

-------------

Ya, my kid sent me pictures of his unit holding those things by the legs during his first tour in Iraq. Gave me the shivers for days on end.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (P6QsQ)

306 >> John Lennon was the raspiest, grindiest, sloppiest, nastiest bass player who ever lived.

Next to me.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (pUqSw)

307 Yeah, working out helps. It allows you to zone out for an hour a day focusing on nothing in particular, and it is good for you.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (d/5qf)

308 Ok, you want some fun? Here's a video for you. Ace, this shit deserves a post. A couple soldiers decided to release a live camel spider in their buddies' room. And then videotaped the aftermath. I'm cryin I'm laughing so hard. At one point, one of the guys goes "fuck this", picks up his rifle and is redeemable close to going hot. Whole thing is just hysterical.


http://tinyurl.com/aq5jjbj

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (GEICT)

309 Bumperstickerist, you mean bales of hay to break my fall if the mat gives way?

Whee!

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (6jLT3)

310 "266 One problem is this: I am hating life right now. I am hating the blog
right now because the news is just dreadful. I go through periods where
I enjoy it and other periods where it's just pure grind. Apart from
goofing on garrett and the Positive threads, it's mostly a grind.


****

When you are down, being glued to the laptop isn't the best idea. Get out in the sun, breathe some fresh air, let the cob-loggers take it for a while.

It may be a job, but it shouldn't be a drag. If you wanted that hassle, you could work in corporate America.

The horde will be here when you get back. Always.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:32 PM (piMMO) "

Well, let's not go overboard. Reading the crap ace posts is sort of important to some of us.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:39 PM (hhVWg)

311 Fudge! Sorry about that. If someone could delete my botched post 297 I'd appreciate it.

K-1 kickboxing is still good.

Posted by: The Lightworker at November 20, 2012 08:39 PM (Enbui)

312 Wound up cooking the damned thing upside down by
mistake! It *was* a very moist breast, but sure was a shock when I went
to carve the breast meat and got backbone.

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 08:37 PM (5H6zj)

my 1st, i didn't know there was hidden stash inside the bird.

Posted by: willow at November 20, 2012 08:39 PM (hX8cq)

313 "Foyle's War" is running on some public television / BBC stuff.

Good show ... Michael Kitchen is reserved. Honeysuckle Weeks wearing an Motorised Transport Brigade uniform with the leather gloves and leather belt, and leather ... shoes isn't so bad either.

If you go for that whole "English Babe in Uniform" look.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 20, 2012 08:39 PM (RuUvx)

314 On Thanksgiving, I cook a pot of sauerkraut with a little onion and a little apple and then I dump it into the pan that had the turkey in it and stir it around to sop up all that wonderful turkey essence.

Posted by: redgalbluestate at November 20, 2012 08:40 PM (RwpbN)

315 Later, all.


God bless.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:40 PM (hhVWg)

316 Dust bowl was almost entirely or entirely manmade I believe.

It was mostly caused by lack of moisture. Of course, having a lot of broken ground with nothing growing on it didn't help.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 08:40 PM (nQMHQ)

317 Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (GEICT)


Annnnnd there go all your cookie privileges. For pretty much ever.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 08:41 PM (Gk3SS)

318 I like Mass Effect. Best video game series of this console generation.

Kat Dennings's boobs.

Diora Baird's boobs.

Boobs in general.

Posted by: El Kabong, RINIINO at November 20, 2012 08:41 PM (0BPlb)

319 As I recall your situation, your not in this house long term, so be careful not to get too involved with an investment that doesn't add resale value, unless it is a big comfort upgrade for yourself.

Foundation and roof problems are your biggest problems, getting the drainage fixed is cheap and easy, compared to the problem. ( Fixing and cleaning gutters and downspouts - including the runoffs, and getting water away from your foundation via landscaping, french drains, etc).

For appliances, check with a local repair guy for units he has refurbed.

Really check the urge to do expensive cosmetic improvements, what you want may not match a future occupant (wife or buyer).

Posted by: Jean at November 20, 2012 08:41 PM (ICwOo)

320

Jesus was for windmills.

Posted by: soothie at November 20, 2012 08:41 PM (KeJAW)

321
Interesting:

http://www.camelspiders.net/

Posted by: Ed Anger at November 20, 2012 08:41 PM (tOkJB)

322 >>Watching the sun come up is good for the soul.

Watching a sunrise at the beach on New Year's morning is our tradition now. A million times better than going to some shitty bar, with crappy food you share with a bunch drunks.

Posted by: Long Island at November 20, 2012 08:41 PM (hl8SI)

323 Ok cooking morons, pay attention

First up: pumpkin pie almonds

2 cups raw almonds
3 tsp cinnamon
2-3 pumpkin pie spice
3 T organic agave extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
Sea salt

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, except the salt, coating almonds evenly. Spread on a cookie sheet lined with foil and pam'ed or olive oiled.

Bake at 325 for about 20 minutes, maybe a little less.

That's it.

Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 08:41 PM (4QAQg)

324 One problem is this: I am hating life right now. I am hating the blog
right now because the news is just dreadful. I go through periods where
I enjoy it and other periods where it's just pure grind. Apart from
goofing on garrett and the Positive threads, it's mostly a grind.


Well, I told you to go download my memoir, but you didn't. That would've brought you out of your funk.

You think you've got it hard? Ha! You don't know what hard is, pal. Try losing absolutely everything and everyone you ever loved, along with almost every skill you'd developed over decades. Try having all your dreams thwarted and turned to ashes, and then get hit by an incurable chronic illness. Try almost getting blown up by IRA, leaving you with a raving, foaming hatred for the Irish that takes you twenty years to get over.

Dreadful news? I've heard it all, experienced it all, on every level.

And yet I'm happy. And optimistic. How is that possible?

You'll never know, 'cause you ain't downloaded the book. Too bad. It's got secrets galore. And it'll crack you up.

And it's got tons of sex, profanity, perversion, betrayal, and metaphysics. I'm not a boob man, so there aren't boobs, but there are myriad descriptions of the fine, proud, round asses that came in and out of my life over the decade I spent writing about music in L.A.

So there's that.

To show you I harbor no hard feelings toward the Irish, here's one of my favorite songs, which should also cheer you up:

http://tinyurl.com/dda4zg

Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 08:42 PM (jyUxu)

325 Honeysuckle Weeks wearing an Motorised Transport Brigade uniform with the leather gloves and leather belt, and leather ... shoes isn't so bad either.

She inspires naughty, naughty thoughts.

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (O6q63)

326 Boobs in general.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr6lqKGdgXE

SFW (barely)

Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (d/5qf)

327
Well, Goofy and Pluto are actually cartoon characters, and not real at all.


So this is a bit of an existentialist question, best posed to the now dead animators at Disney that created them. Yet, they seem to exist in the minds of many people, so does that make them "real"?

Goofy sure likes like a dog to me; an anthropomorphized dog, to be sure. Which is something that cartoons do - make animals seem like caricatures of human beings.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is really Eddie Willers at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (Md8Uo)

328 so, does anyone have any mental tips for getting out side for a short walk first thing in the morning?

I really want to do this, but I hate going outside. Esp as I live in an semi-crowded urban area and there are always people walking by my house looking at me.

(I think I actually could be legitimately classified as mildly agoriphobic, I just realized).

anyhoo. Just thought I'd see.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (ou/rY)

329 I'd be tempted to tell Lightworker to get in the barrel, but considering that he's a Stormfront troll, he might understand "Get in the showers" better.

Hey Lightworker, for the fourth time, what are your thoughts on Jewish people and the state of Israel?

Posted by: Palandine at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (g7D8V)

330 aww jimmy joe is so cute, when he's being fkhd

Posted by: willow at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (hX8cq)

331 my 1st, i didn't know there was hidden stash inside the bird
---
Oh, yeah, I've had friends who confessed the same. Did the plastic melt?

You know what irritates me? When they don't give you the innards! It's unAmurikkan! I usually boil the neck, gizzards, liver up and use the liver in my stuffing and pick on the rest while the bird is roasting.


So do I have to baste this fancy-schmancy free-range brined turkey I got? I've never done a brined turkey before.

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (5H6zj)

332 For the laptop-addicted. Use a program like f.lux or redshift that shift the color output of your screen as the night wears on. I use redshift.

From the redshift site "Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and daytime. During twilight and early morning, the color temperature transitions smoothly from night to daytime temperature to allow your eyes to slowly adapt."

I find it's much easier on my eyes. Right now my screen is kinda reddish-orangish, instead of the normal blueish of the LCD screen.

There's growing evidence that late night usage of laptops, ipads, etc is harmful to our brains. It messes up the circadian rhythm, interferes with sleep patterns, and leaves people depressed and anxious. The idea is there a certain wavelengths, tending to the bluish part of the spectrum which are brains evolved to perceive as "daytime", time to get stuff done. And beaming that bluish light into our eyes late at night really confuses our brain.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (ZPrif)

333 I never, ever stuff the turkey. Down South, we make "dressing." I make my grandmother's.

My husband lives for Thanksgiving leftovers (before going back on Atkins) and swears by this sandwich:

Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce on bread.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (UOM48)

334 Sure, but the root cause was the same: decadence (and its handmaiden -- actually master -- atheism). (And what profit is there in giving up on God?)
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 20, 2012 08:36 PM (hhVWg)



I'm not giving up on God (though, obviously,he will not approve of the mistress). But I acknowledge that He's going to let everything go to total shit prior to the big wrap-up. I may as well try to set up a nice spot to watch it from, away from the center of the action.
I'm not going to save America, and I'm not going to have any kids to leave a legacy to. Time to take some of life's humble pleasures. Haven't been with a woman for a decade now, and in that time have only had 1 vacation longer than 5 days (including week end days). I've lived only in fixer uppers, I drive cars until they're almost dead before replacing them. I'm tired. So tired...

Posted by: Reactionary at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (jfeoD)

335 Try losing absolutely everything and everyone you ever loved, along with almost every skill you'd developed over decades. Try having all your dreams thwarted and turned to ashes, and then get hit by an incurable chronic illness. Try almost getting blown up by IRA, leaving you with a raving, foaming hatred for the Irish that takes you twenty years to get over.
===

I hate it when that happens.

Posted by: sdavis at November 20, 2012 08:44 PM (njVMI)

336 Reasons to be cheerful:
-Finally found an MP3 player that seems to work and is user friendly...I'm listening to music I've really missed.
-Spending Thxgiving with my brother and his family when I thought I might be solo (widowhood sux).
-Still bummed out about the election but it's a chance to re-evaluate the people I spend my time with.

I am most grateful for the blessings and gifts that are hidden from me, that I don't know I have. The close shaves and narrow escapes, the times my white blood cells won, the roads I didn't take that would have led to disaster, the extra time I had with my husband because of a lucky break we didn't know we got.

Posted by: vivi at November 20, 2012 08:44 PM (uGAD+)

337 Second: bacon wrapped, shrimp and sweet potato stuffed jalapeno poppers.

That recipe will have to wait a bit, since they expect me to work while I'm at work now. Stupid work.

Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 08:44 PM (4QAQg)

338 The Gloppening always cheers me up > that Twitter set down you did to show Nate Silver how to write. The subplot was divine. I can't stand TV much, esp post election, buy Duck Dynasty is a winner. If you don't believe me just ask S E Cupp

Posted by: Liberty Lover at November 20, 2012 08:44 PM (b4W5O)

339 That's it.
Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 08:41 PM (4QAQg)

those sound awesome. Have you ever tried tossing them in a beaten egg white as well? That seems to add a certain something when I do roasted spiced nuts.

I'm doing this tomorrow.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 08:45 PM (ou/rY)

340 This post makes me happy. I've lurked on the HQ for years, had a minor claim to fame when Michelle did a feature on me getting the shit kicked out of me by some anti-war guy back when I was in college, but never commented on any of the sites that I read until I saw Ace make a Law and Order joke. So my first comment ever was linking him to Mulaney's bit about Law and Order, and then Ace did a follow up post just with youtube clips of him. And here I go again, comment #2, very indirectly claiming responsibility for the comedian linked to in Ace's last sentence. BOOM.

Posted by: Reed at November 20, 2012 08:45 PM (K9K7l)

341 Pffft!

Non-Political Thread? Really?

Sounds like Ace has Wimmens issues today?

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at November 20, 2012 08:45 PM (uvNSk)

342 Here you assclowns go
It's story time

Last night my wife got to go along for a no knock so she was wearing a jacket that said federal agent
The chick who parks next to us is a young black high end 'escort'
So I'm walking her to her car and the 'escort' goes "oh shit!! You're a cop? I thought you were a stripper!!"

It was all kinds of awesome
And needless to say T is not amused

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 08:46 PM (pR5YY)

343 328 so, does anyone have any mental tips for getting out side for a short walk first thing in the morning?
---
Get a dog.

Probably not an option for you, but really makes all the difference in the world for me.

I'm really gregarious - I can strike up a conversation with almost anyone, especially shopkeepers, waiters, etc - but I am oddly self-conscious about being alone in public. (No, I do NOT have a hump.) But with the dog that's gone.

Maybe another strategy for you would be to give yourself an errand or purpose to your walk. Find a news stand half a mile away or something and walk to that. It might make you less self-conscious if that's what eats you.

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 08:46 PM (5H6zj)

344 My first attempt to cook a turkey was in one of those turkey friers. Good thing I was outside. There was a big area on the deck that the rain didn't penetrate for many years.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 08:46 PM (nQMHQ)

345 Watching a sunrise at the beach on New Year's morning is our tradition now. A million times better than going to some shitty bar, with crappy food you share with a bunch drunks.

A couple years ago I watched the first sunrise of the New Year on top of Mt Monadnock. Had the place to myself. Met quite a few folks on my way down.

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 08:46 PM (O6q63)

346 Well, I spent yesterday and today getting the house cleaning done, and tomorrow will prepare the side dishes.

Going to bed early tonight so I can forge ahead tomorrow and Thursday.

Love you idiots (and I mean that in a moronic way).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 20, 2012 08:46 PM (UOM48)

347 We should probably do a recipe thread tomorrow.

I'll start one, post it late affernoon.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 20, 2012 08:46 PM (pUqSw)

348 Sumo. Eventually I'll start linking matches in the the ONT's, and Lucha and Ed Wood movies, I should get out more.

Posted by: Ed Wood VS Godzilla at November 20, 2012 08:47 PM (BsGo+)

349

Does anyone remember INSIGHT when you were kids?

It was Jesuit production, I think, aired on Sunday mornings. After that DAVEY and GOLIATH was on. Or before.

A lot of big tv stars would be in those Insight episodes. As a kid, I found them odd and fascinating.

Posted by: soothie at November 20, 2012 08:47 PM (052zE)

350 Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 08:42 PM

Going to see the Chieftains in February.

Posted by: Y-not, 3/4s Irish at November 20, 2012 08:47 PM (5H6zj)

351 317 Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:38 PM (GEICT)


Annnnnd there go all your cookie privileges. For pretty much ever.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at November 20, 2012 08:41 PM (Gk3SS)



Oh come on. That video is beyond funny.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:48 PM (GEICT)

352 Try losing absolutely everything and everyone you ever loved, along
with almost every skill you'd developed over decades. Try having all
your dreams thwarted and turned to ashes, and then get hit by an
incurable chronic illness. Try almost getting blown up by IRA, leaving
you with a raving, foaming hatred for the Irish that takes you twenty
years to get over.


I hate it when that happens.


It was, like, "Aw, crud. Fooey!"

Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 08:48 PM (jyUxu)

353 So do I have to baste this fancy-schmancy free-range brined turkey I got? I've never done a brined turkey before.
Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (5H6zj)

No Y-not, just cook it. The brining should keep it moist.

I've never ever basted a turkey.

Actually, what I do with a turkey is butterfly it. You cut the backbone out of that sucker and cook it flat in the roasting pan. Depending on how big it is it cooks in 45 minutes to an hour and a half and you don't get the problem with dry breasts (I hate that) and you also get more crispy skin.

One year I'm going to brine and butterfly a turkey. I think it will be fabulous.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 08:48 PM (ou/rY)

354
I caught the last half of Dust Bowl. I ignored the Roosevelt stuff becuse I knew it would be there.
It was worth watching for the photos and fil footage of the era, most of which I had never seen.
At the very end they mentioned there had been a mini-Dust Bowl reoccurrence in the early 50's. I actually remember this because the outer fringes of a dust storm hit Indiana, and my mother (who had relatives in Oklahoma in the 30's) took me outside to look at the clouds. I was about 4 years old and we were standing in the driveway of the home of some friends we were visiting.
Watching that show put me in mind that serious travails have happened to our nation before, and despite it all, here we are. We will make it.

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 20, 2012 08:48 PM (sZGPz)

355 The new Red Dawn better be good.

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at November 20, 2012 08:48 PM (uvNSk)

356 Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (ZPrif)

Is redshift available for windows? Google is only finding an ubuntu program.

Posted by: sdavis at November 20, 2012 08:49 PM (njVMI)

357 I can haz moar picturz of soldiers in underwearz?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 08:49 PM (2rMmy)

358 342 Here you assclowns go
It's story time

Last night my wife got to go along for a no knock so she was wearing a jacket that said federal agent
The chick who parks next to us is a young black high end 'escort'
So I'm walking her to her car and the 'escort' goes "oh shit!! You're a cop? I thought you were a stripper!!"

It was all kinds of awesome
And needless to say T is not amused

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 08:46 PM (pR5YY)



A-fucking-HEM


Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:49 PM (GEICT)

359 willow, I miss mile post 18 on the Outer Banks dearly.

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at November 20, 2012 08:50 PM (rBgpN)

360 Donny you're out of your element! Dude, the Chinaman is not the issue here!

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at November 20, 2012 08:50 PM (uvNSk)

361 Pre official gun thread talk:

I picked up my Ruger MKIII .22 pistol this week and took it to the range today. Overall, I rather like it though there are a couple of caveats: 1) when new, the magazine needs to be yanked rather forcefully from the magwell; I swore that there was something hanging up somewhere upon first examination at the, and 2) the iron sights are completely black making them pretty darned difficult to see against my GlowShot targets. I can remedy that by attaching a red-dot via the included rail that may be optionally installed. Or, I could apply some sight paint.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at November 20, 2012 08:50 PM (9SwFX)

362 >>333 I never, ever stuff the turkey. Down South, we make "dressing."

My parents were New Englanders, but mom always called it dressing, too. I grew up in Maryland so maybe she picked up the term there.

I like the dressing/stuffing so much better when it's been in the bird. It gets so moist.


I've never had oyster dressing. It's on my bucket list even though it sounds disgusting to me.

Posted by: Y-not, 3/4s Irish at November 20, 2012 08:50 PM (5H6zj)

363 No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of.

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at November 20, 2012 08:51 PM (uvNSk)

364 Maybe another strategy for you would be to give yourself an errand or purpose to your walk. Find a news stand half a mile away or something and walk to that. It might make you less self-conscious if that's what eats you.
Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 08:46 PM (5H6zj)

This is a good idea. It's really just getting the mental fortitude to go out the door and face the outside. Once I am outside, I am usually fine (although filled with very low level anxiety; unless I am in the car).

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 08:51 PM (ou/rY)

365 357 I can haz moar picturz of soldiers in underwearz?




Not from this guy. I've given the Ettes shirtless Tebow, soldiers in boxers and spider stomping. I should have serious points built up.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:51 PM (GEICT)

366 347
We should probably do a recipe thread tomorrow.



I'll start one, post it late affernoon.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 20, 2012 08:46 PM (pUqSw)


Yes, because we all want to be running to the store late tomorrow for all the ingredients we don't have for all the new recipes. That'll be fun!

men....

Posted by: Tami at November 20, 2012 08:51 PM (X6akg)

367 so, does anyone have any mental tips for getting out side for a short walk first thing in the morning?



I really want to do this, but I hate going outside. Esp as I live in
an semi-crowded urban area and there are always people walking by my
house looking at me.



(I think I actually could be legitimately classified as mildly agoriphobic, I just realized).



anyhoo. Just thought I'd see.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (ou/rY)
-------------------------------


I've struggled with agoraphobia all my life, so getting myself to start a walking routine was really hard for me. There were times I could only make it to the mailbox and back. But I found that once I made it a regular thing, part of my schedule, the agoraphobia faded and the pleasure took over.
I started off by never ever going by myself, always with a walking partner. Then I graduated to going by myself but with a big dog. Then my big dog died and I got a little dog. Then my little dog died and now I am at the point where I can walk by myself, on a regular route that feels safe to me. When the agoraphobia gets too bad, I resort to driving to the nearest park where they have a 3 mile walking track, and walking there. But I prefer my walks in the woods.
Start with what you can do. Congratulate yourself for doing it. It gets easier.

Good luck.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 20, 2012 08:51 PM (P6QsQ)

368 Tip that may help with some types of vertigo: Try the Epley maneuver.

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

The idea is that some cases of vertigo are caused by sludge in the inner ear. The maneuver makes it flow to an area where it doesn't cause symptoms.

I've done this to manage mild, periodic vertigo, and it relieves my symptoms immediately.

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 08:52 PM (6jLT3)

369 358. I sent it Friday!

Your nick at yahoo

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 08:53 PM (YG/LY)

370
My dog makes me happy.

He's such a big jerk sometimes, eats like a horse, sheds hair on everything and can be an incredible pest because he craves attention, yet he is a constant source of loyalty, companionship and affection.
He's a big, gentle dog, that tolerates our cats, and actually is friendly to one of them. He loves my sons, and was incredibly happy to see my eldest son when he came home from college the other day, after not seeing him for weeks.

He is my constant and unquestioning friend and companion. That doesn't happen very often in life.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is really Eddie Willers at November 20, 2012 08:53 PM (Md8Uo)

371 My son made the Varsity Basketball team at school last week. He worked very, very hard at his game and it paid off. All of my kids (3) made the honor roll in the first term and I should be working in a couple of weeks after being out since January. Nice way to wrap up a year that hasn't been all that good.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 20, 2012 08:53 PM (jucos)

372 You didn't think I was rolling out of here naked!

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at November 20, 2012 08:53 PM (uvNSk)

373 Here's the redshift site:
http://jonls.dk/redshift/

looks like there is an experimental Windows version.

f.lux has a windows version
http://stereopsis.com/flux/

I've used both and was happy with both.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 20, 2012 08:53 PM (ZPrif)

374 I've never had oyster dressing. It's on my bucket list even though it sounds disgusting to me.


*****

My grandmother used to make oyster stuffing (first she made the cornbread!) and it was delicious.

She also used to make 'mock oyster stew' with eggplant. Yummy!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:54 PM (piMMO)

375 antisocialist, I dread the day I have to deal with this. It was bad enough when my Daddy died, and I just can't fathom what it'll be like with my mom.

Sending you good vibes, prayers....whatever you prefer.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 08:54 PM (2rMmy)

376 329 I'd be tempted to tell Lightworker to get in the barrel, but considering that he's a Stormfront troll, he might understand "Get in the showers" better.

Hey Lightworker, for the fourth time, what are your thoughts on Jewish people and the state of Israel?
-
My thought is that I don't appreciate being trolled by a stalker.

I have no problem discussing my opinions with a reasonable person in a relevant thread. This doesn't qualify.

Posted by: The Lightworker at November 20, 2012 08:55 PM (Enbui)

377 I'm beginning to think the election was a blessing in disguise.

Posted by: J. at November 20, 2012 08:55 PM (PoaQ4)

378 Truck Monkey. That's very good news.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 08:55 PM (nQMHQ)

379 Well, I live in the burbs elizabeth so my situation is different. I am up early and I see a few people now and again but I am mostly all by my lonesome. Some jogger came up behind me this morning though and nearly gave me heart failure!

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 08:55 PM (u25eL)

380 Good luck.
Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 20, 2012 08:51 PM (P6QsQ)

thanks mama winger. Nice to know other people struggle with this.

I seriously will drive to go to a store I'm more comfortable with rather than walk 5 blocks to the grocery store that is sort of crowded and small. I didn't even notice I did this kind of thing until very recently.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 08:55 PM (ou/rY)

381 I like making others cry on the internet.

Posted by: Bob at November 20, 2012 08:55 PM (PNWpn)

382 Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 20, 2012 08:43 PM (ZPrif)

Just installed f.lux, and THANK YOU!!

Posted by: sdavis at November 20, 2012 08:55 PM (njVMI)

383
Reed, what, are you a mime?

Posted by: soothie at November 20, 2012 08:55 PM (1WM2H)

384 Things I like:

1. Waking up in Alaska and realizing I'm not in the Lower 48.
2. Hearing people speaking in Alaska, without all the crappy accents from the Lower 48.
3. Catching my own salmon free for nothing and grilling it on the open fire.
4. Shooting my own moose with a 9mm and making my little brother gut it out.
5. Snuggling with my husband of 14 years and realizing that it is probably a fair trade to be in WI with him instead of in AK without him.

That's enough for now.

Posted by: tcn at November 20, 2012 08:56 PM (VLG62)

385 @ 347 That would be sweet, DiT. I just made a pumpkin roll for friends and the pumpkin bread part turned out dry as hell. I'm guessing I didn't add enough pumpkin.

The fucking thing cracked when I unrolled it after it cooled but I spread the the filling and rolled it back up anyway. He won't care but I'd like to know where I screwed up.

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at November 20, 2012 08:56 PM (rBgpN)

386 'IRA'?? Provos? --There are / were several factions, each claiming to the the real IRA


one of them called itself "The Real IRA". no joke...

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at November 20, 2012 08:56 PM (Dll6b)

387 368. Actually back when I first got to a ship when I was a little Joey my crusty old mcpo told me the way to avoid seasickness was to get medical to clean my ears out
Always worked

The inner ear of course helps control your balance

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 08:56 PM (LDwc9)

388 Bcochran, yes, you have endless points built up with me!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 08:56 PM (2rMmy)

389 My grandmother used to make oyster stuffing (first she made the cornbread!) and it was delicious.

She also used to make 'mock oyster stew' with eggplant. Yummy!
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:54 PM (piMMO)

cornbread? ears perk up? what, praytell, is oyster stuffing? And how does it involve cornbread?

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 08:56 PM (ou/rY)

390 Going to see the Chieftains in February.

I actually love Irish music. Took a twenty-year hiatus from it, but never got over my love of it.

Or my love of sea shanties.

http://tinyurl.com/byafv36

Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM (jyUxu)

391 have no problem discussing my opinions with a reasonable person in a relevant thread. This doesn't qualify.

Posted by: The Lightworker at November 20, 2012 08:55 PM (Enbui)

Sweetie, around here this is a civil as it gets. Love us or get the hell out.

Posted by: tcn at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM (VLG62)

392 Oh come on. That video is beyond funny.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:48 PM (GEICT)


I don't care if it has a happy ending, it's still a camel spider video.

Posted by: alexthechick at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM (Gk3SS)

393 What works for me: Timers. I lose track of time constantly, wasting time on the interwebz, cleaning, reading, whatever. I spent ages 15-20 constantly getting stuck doing something, even something good and productive, and then realizing I'd spent 7 hours on it and absolutely nothing else got done. I'd have an absolutely gorgeous apartment, but my schoolwork wasn't done. Or I'd have re-written my paper seven times (probably four times more than I needed to) and the house would be a sty. I finally learned from a website about housecleaning (flylady.net) to keep a lot of timers around. The loud beeping jolts my brain back into real-people time and keeps me on track.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM (2KBjW)

394 cornbread? ears perk up? what, praytell, is oyster stuffing? And how does it involve cornbread?


****

Stuffing...dressing...

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM (piMMO)

395 one of them called itself "The Real IRA". no joke...


Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at November 20, 2012 08:56 PM (Dll6b)

You wouldn't be my cousin Wally in Walla Walla, would you?

Posted by: tcn at November 20, 2012 08:58 PM (VLG62)

396 Oh and the thing I like the most?
Ill tell you in feb when it's nice and cold where you all live

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 08:58 PM (LDwc9)

397 369 358. I sent it Friday!

Your nick at yahoo
Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 08:53 PM (YG/LY)



Aaaaaaahhhh, there's the prob. My nic @ gmail.com

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 08:58 PM (GEICT)

398 >>My dog makes me happy.

Mine, too.

She is fascinated by our two cats. The one who'd been a stray has this Obi-Wan ability to fend her off with a stare, but lately he's been much more tolerant, including sleeping in her dog bed when she's in it. Very cute.

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 08:58 PM (5H6zj)

399 @23
Moonshiners..... Also the tv show by that name.
------
I watch it to see if my relatives pop up.

Things that help me wind down...playing Champions Online (thrills my inner 12-year-old).

Watching classic TV shows online or on Me-TV (check it out...some great stuff there).

Talking with my daughter and granddaughter on Skype video.

Reading. I'm going through my old Lewis Grizzard books. Man, I miss that guy.

Karaoke every Saturday night. I love to sing, and I'm damn good at it. Since I'm too old to be "discovered" (and I'm too ugly for The Voice), it's the only outlet. The folks at the lounge yell my name when I come in like I'm Norm on Cheers. I love it.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 20, 2012 08:58 PM (5J54Q)

400 Had a great cigar last night.

Posted by: eman at November 20, 2012 08:59 PM (AynOt)

401 I like Adam Carolla. Our version of John Stewart.

Posted by: El Kabong, RINIINO at November 20, 2012 08:59 PM (0BPlb)

402 This video makes me laugh (SFW):

http://tinyurl.com/aexyjzf

Posted by: Smash'em at November 20, 2012 08:59 PM (7Foks)

403 >>Or my love of sea shanties.

My hubby's family was into those when he was growing up.

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 08:59 PM (5H6zj)

404 Mark Harmon and Pauly Perette doing a PSA right after NCIS about where to get help if you're a returning vet with PTSD. Awesome. Even if Pauly Perette IS a serious lefty. At least part of her heart is in the right place.
And...gawd, I love me some Mark Harmon.

Posted by: antisocialist at November 20, 2012 08:59 PM (j/nZn)

405 392. It could have been a spider clown!

That would be a wicked scheme for a guitar btw

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 08:59 PM (LDwc9)

406 elizabethe-

carry some copies of "Watchtower" magazine, the official publication of the Jehovah's Witcnesses, with you.

Nobody will make eye contact.
_

The dog idea is good, too.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 20, 2012 08:59 PM (RuUvx)

407 I enjoy erotic adventures with skittles and mayonnaise.

Posted by: Bob at November 20, 2012 08:59 PM (PNWpn)

408 The Left just spent thirty years running around pissing on trees, claiming territory, and now we are expected to take responsibility for their leadership.

What exactly am I supposed to be Happy about?

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at November 20, 2012 09:00 PM (uvNSk)

409 Posted by: tcn at November 20, 2012 08:56 PM (VLG62)

Have you ever watched "Alaska, The Last Frontier"?
I enjoy that series. Makes me wish I was young enough to try living like that.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 09:00 PM (nQMHQ)

410 396
Oh and the thing I like the most?

Ill tell you in feb when it's nice and cold where you all live

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 08:58 PM (LDwc9)

Alrighty then, no skiing for you. You do know that skiing is the sport where you take all your clothes off afterward, right?

Posted by: tcn at November 20, 2012 09:00 PM (VLG62)

411 Truck Monkey. That's very good news.
Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 08:55 PM (nQMHQ)
--------------------------------------------------------
Here is my dilema though. I can take a job with a company that is courting me (they are flying me out there next week), but it would entail me signing a non-compete or, I could go into business for myself and potentially triple my compensation while being my own boss and the master of my future. The trouble is the lack of income until I get it really rolling. I am torn on what to do.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 20, 2012 09:00 PM (jucos)

412 Amy Farrah Fowler is vastly underrated. As was Sara Rue as Dr. Stephanie.

Posted by: little miss spellcheck at November 20, 2012 09:00 PM (a5ljo)

413 I wish I could get a dog

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 09:00 PM (u25eL)

414 LOL! Tami, I've run into town three times in the past three hours because I'm either too stubborn or too stupid to write down a list.

Probably a combo of the two.

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at November 20, 2012 09:00 PM (rBgpN)

415 397. Great
There some perv somewhere checking out pics of my wife

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 09:01 PM (LDwc9)

416 You wouldn't be my cousin Wally in Walla Walla, would you?


Posted by: tcn at November 20, 2012 08:58 PM (VLG62)


yes! What's up??

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at November 20, 2012 09:01 PM (Dll6b)

417
My family is going to Disneyland on Thanksgiving.

That will be followed by what we are calling, A Very Mayan Christmas, celebrated the day before the end is supposed to come.

Overcoming is to be done by embracing the suck and mocking it.

Wish us luck!

Posted by: Who Knows at November 20, 2012 09:01 PM (W+Itt)

418 Or my love of sea shanties.

http://tinyurl.com/byafv36
Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM (jyUxu)

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you. I love sea shanties.

I also love Irish Music. I saw the Cheiftans many years ago, and their Bells of Dublin is my "official family" Christmas music. It will be going on permanent rotation for Christmas season starting Thursday.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:01 PM (ou/rY)

419 What's a good ratio of flour to pan drippings for gravy?

If I separate the dripping fat first, should I use butter for the roux ? Or just use the drippings?

IOW, is there enough fat in separated drippings for a roux?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 20, 2012 09:01 PM (ON54M)

420 412 Amy Farrah Fowler is vastly underrated. As was Sara Rue as Dr. Stephanie.

Sara Rue was damn cute even when she was chubby.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 20, 2012 09:02 PM (5J54Q)

421 414
LOL! Tami, I've run into town three times in the past three hours
because I'm either too stubborn or too stupid to write down a list.



Probably a combo of the two.

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at November 20, 2012 09:00 PM (rBgpN)


Where the hell have you been!? I haven't seen you around here in a month or more.

Posted by: Tami at November 20, 2012 09:02 PM (X6akg)

422 Hey, asshole's hash Enbui is awfully close to Ennui, which is what he causes.

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 09:02 PM (5H6zj)

423 More good news...flipped over to Fox, and there's no Hannity on "Hannity" tonight. That "Daily Caller" guy is filling in...can't be anything BUT better...

Posted by: antisocialist at November 20, 2012 09:02 PM (j/nZn)

424 Posted by: tcn at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM (VLG62)

Don't worry. Pretty soon he'll be on a tangent about the White race (always capitalized, natch). One can hardly stop him.

Funny, usually Stormfront dudes looooove talking about the Jews and Israel.

Things I like? The Blues Brothers...especially the part where they take on the Illinois National Socialist White People's Party.

Posted by: Palandine at November 20, 2012 09:02 PM (g7D8V)

425 carry some copies of "Watchtower" magazine, the official publication of the Jehovah's Witcnesses, with you.

Nobody will make eye contact.
_

The dog idea is good, too.
Posted by: BumperStickerist at November 20, 2012 08:59 PM (RuUvx)


LOL! Then I'd have to dress up in a nice suit or something.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:02 PM (ou/rY)

426 410. Ha!!!
You obviously have never seen me naked!!

I've made my shower puke once

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 09:02 PM (LDwc9)

427 sdavis, you're welcome.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 20, 2012 09:02 PM (ZPrif)

428 My masterful performance on SNL last Saturday is on the youtube! Let watching it become a family Thanksgiving tradition! Still waiting for my post - SNL favorability bounce. Why am I still seen as a shameless Obama ass - kissing donut scented man whore? Don't you people get it?! It's aJersey thing. Gotta go pray to my Springsteen shrine.

Posted by: Chris Christie at November 20, 2012 09:03 PM (wIgpo)

429 Makes me wish I was young enough to try living like that.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 09:00 PM (nQMHQ)

Why would you have to be young? I assure you my folks are not. Alaska is easy. Everywhere else you need to ask permission or get a permit or qualify or some damned thing. In Alaska, you just need a little planning and a little land with access to water.

Posted by: tcn at November 20, 2012 09:03 PM (VLG62)

430 I went to bed last night and thanked God I had a soft mattress and a down comforter, a thermostat that controlled the heat automatically while I slept, a pillow to lay my head on and a full belly from dinner. I said a prayer for those sleeping in their car, or on a park bench, or on the floor at a bus terminal in East St. Louis.

I've done all those things too and I am grateful I did not have to do them last night.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 20, 2012 09:03 PM (P6QsQ)

431 Another thing giving me joy right now: King of the Hill reruns on Cartoon Network. I love me some Mike Judge, and I love when my kids discover things I liked as a kid.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 09:03 PM (2KBjW)

432 Things I like? The Blues Brothers...especially the part where they take on the Illinois National Socialist White People's Party.

Ditto. I hope I can be a Blues Brother when I grow up.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 20, 2012 09:04 PM (5J54Q)

433 I've never had oyster dressing. It's on my bucket list even though it sounds disgusting to me.


*****

My grandmother used to make oyster stuffing (first she made the cornbread!) and it was delicious.

---------------------
My mother used to make oyster stuffing but I couldn't tell you what it tasted like. Wouldn't touch it since my father ruined my willingness to eat oysters. He bought a dozen or so raw oysters off the boat, asked to borrow a knife and glove, opened said oysters and handed me one. "Bite twice and swallow," he said. I was about ten years old. Raw oysters ain't for kids.

Posted by: Retread at November 20, 2012 09:04 PM (zxitI)

434 >>>423 More good news...flipped over to Fox, and there's no Hannity on "Hannity" tonight. That "Daily Caller" guy is filling in...can't be anything BUT better...

Why can't Mark Steyn have is own Fox show/radio show?

That's another thing I'm thankful for. Mark Steyn. Funniest doomsayer ever.

Posted by: El Kabong, RINOINO at November 20, 2012 09:04 PM (0BPlb)

435 This Thursday through Sunday I will challenge the fish of San Francisco Bay to resist my irresistibly baited hook.

Posted by: eman at November 20, 2012 09:04 PM (AynOt)

436
I live near a large freshwater lake. I drive by it everymorning on the way to work, and every evening on the way home.
It changes with the seasons. Some days it is just so peaceful and beautiful, it reminds me again the world is much larger than more profound than the banalities of every day life.
The geese swimming on it in Spring. Bald Eagles sometimes fish there in winter (if it hasn't frozen over). The fog and the mist that rolls off the lake on some mornings. The way it reflects the red and gold of the autumn leaves.
The greeness of spring after winter.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is really Eddie Willers at November 20, 2012 09:04 PM (Md8Uo)

437 Stuffing...dressing...
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM (piMMO)

With real oysters in it? And you stick it in the turkey? Thats' so weird.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:04 PM (ou/rY)

438 yes! What's up??


Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at November 20, 2012 09:01 PM (Dll6b)

I never pegged you for a moron. Welcome to the horde.

Posted by: tcn at November 20, 2012 09:05 PM (VLG62)

439 so, does anyone have any mental tips for getting out side for a short walk first thing in the morning?

I really want to do this, but I hate going outside. Esp as I live in
an semi-crowded urban area and there are always people walking by my
house looking at me.

(I think I actually could be legitimately classified as mildly agoriphobic, I just realized).

anyhoo. Just thought I'd see.


Exposure and systematic desensitization are the best drug-free treamtents for agoraphobia.

The most important tip: DON'T GO ALONE. Not at first.

Secondly, don't retreat until you feel the anxiety abate slightly. If you go back inside at the height of the anxiety, you'll simply reinforce the agoraphobia.

Thirdly, practice relaxation techniques before you go out. Look 'em up on the Web and choose those which work best for you.

You can do it!

Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 09:05 PM (jyUxu)

440 ore good news...flipped over to Fox, and there's no Hannity on "Hannity" tonight. That "Daily Caller" guy is filling in...can't be anything BUT better...


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Let not your heart be troubled, I'll be back and just as obnoxious as ever.

Posted by: Sean Hannity at November 20, 2012 09:05 PM (2KBjW)

441 That's another thing I'm thankful for. Mark Steyn. Funniest doomsayer ever.
Posted by: El Kabong, RINOINO at November 20, 2012 09:04 PM (0BPlb)

Best five words on the radio.

"Mark Steyn in for Rush"

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:05 PM (ou/rY)

442 A dude at work is going with prime rib for Thanksgiving this year.

What is a good way to fix and serve prime rib for Thanksgiving?

Posted by: eman at November 20, 2012 09:05 PM (AynOt)

443 Two things revolutionized my cooking of meat.

The first: brining poultry or salt rub for beef. Keeps the meat juicy.

The second: probe thermometer. It's amazing how much better food is if it's not overcooked (yet still reaches safe temperature).

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:05 PM (6jLT3)

444 ok fine.. get some maple syrple.. mix it into the punkin filling, just a few tablespoons.

Bake pie. Drizzle finished pie with a little more syrple, or toffee, crumble bacons on it.

I'm not shitting you, it's awesome and I don't even like punkin pie.

There

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 20, 2012 09:06 PM (pUqSw)

445 435 This Thursday through Sunday I will challenge the fish of San Francisco Bay to resist my irresistibly baited hook.
----
That sounds like a euphemism for trolling the ghey bars. LOL.

NTTAWWT

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 09:06 PM (5H6zj)

446 Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 20, 2012 09:00 PM (jucos)

Well, you will probably be happier as your own boss with all it entails. It is a hard decision.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 09:06 PM (nQMHQ)

447 Nick Pitera...

Wow.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 20, 2012 09:06 PM (5J54Q)

448 Last year I discovered Danish Butter Cookies in the big blue can.
This year Rite Aid sells Original Gourmet Premium Cookies instead. They're knockoffs made in China, with palm oil and margarine, neither gourmet nor premium. But they're $1.80 a can. Everything goes downhill.

Posted by: little miss spellcheck at November 20, 2012 09:06 PM (a5ljo)

449 More good news...flipped over to Fox, and there's no Hannity on
"Hannity" tonight. That "Daily Caller" guy is filling in...can't be
anything BUT better...



*****

Kerry Pickett and Kirsten Powers are scheduled t be on as well.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 09:07 PM (piMMO)

450 Have you ever watched "Alaska, The Last Frontier"?

What was that series about the carpenter from Iowa? Built his own cabin and homestead.

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 09:07 PM (O6q63)

451
"417
My family is going to Disneyland on Thanksgiving.

That will be followed by what we are calling, A Very Mayan Christmas, celebrated the day before the end is supposed to come.

Overcoming is to be done by embracing the suck and mocking it.

Wish us luck!"

GOOD LUCK!!!

Posted by: tank at November 20, 2012 09:07 PM (t36TP)

452 Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:05 PM (6jLT3)


I agree. Brining does awesome things for Lamb as well.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:07 PM (ou/rY)

453 Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM
Quit smoking that stuff would help a lot.

Posted by: harleycowb at November 20, 2012 09:08 PM (wSTfB)

454 With real oysters in it? And you stick it in the turkey? Thats' so weird.


****

I referred to it as stuffing, but she never actually stuffed the turkey with it. It was always served on the side.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 09:08 PM (piMMO)

455 Other things I like? My top-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

It's okay to be jealous

Posted by: Palandine at November 20, 2012 09:08 PM (g7D8V)

456 >>>440 ore good news...flipped over to Fox, and there's no Hannity on "Hannity" tonight. That "Daily Caller" guy is filling in...can't be anything BUT better...
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Let not your heart be troubled, I'll be back and just as obnoxious as ever.

Usted es un gran Americano!

Posted by: El Kabong, RINOINO at November 20, 2012 09:08 PM (0BPlb)

457 I fixed my first ever prime rib using this method and it was the BEST I have ever eaten.

Sorry about the wall of text.

- Serves 3 to 12, depending on size of roast -
This recipe works for prime rib roasts any size from 2 ribs to 6 ribs. Plan on 1 pound of bone-in roast per guest (each rib adds 1.5 – 2 pounds to the roast). For best results, use a dry-aged, prime grade or grass-fed roast. To further improve the crust, allow it to air-dry, uncovered in the refrigerator on a rack overnight before roasting. Seasoning with salt up to a day in advance will help the seasoning penetrate the meat more deeply. If timing goes off and your roast is ready long before your guests are, the roast can be re-heated by placing in a 200 degree oven for 45 minutes before continuing with step 2.
Ingredients
1 standing rib roast (prime rib), 3-12 pounds (see note above) Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Procedure
1. Preheat oven to lowest possible temperature setting, 150°F or greater (some ovens can’t hold a temperature below 200°F). Season roast generously with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Place roast, rib-side up, on v-rack set in large roasting pan. Place in oven and cook until center of roast registers 120°F on an instant-read thermometer for medium-rare, or 135°F for medium. In a 150°F oven, this will take around 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 hours. In a 200°F oven, this will take 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
2. Remove roast from oven and tent tightly with aluminum foil. Place in a warm spot in the kitchen and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes, and up to an hour and a half. Meanwhile, preheat oven to highest possible temperature setting (500°F to 550°F)
3. 10 minutes before guests are ready to be served, place roast back in hot oven and cook until well-browned and crisp on the exterior, 6-10 minutes. Remove from oven, carve, and serve immediately.

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:08 PM (6jLT3)

458 435 This Thursday through Sunday I will challenge the fish of San Francisco Bay to resist my irresistibly baited hook.
----
That sounds like a euphemism for trolling the ghey bars. LOL.

NTTAWWT
Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 09:06 PM (5H6zj)



When you live here everything you say can be a euphemism.

It comes with the territory.

Posted by: eman at November 20, 2012 09:08 PM (AynOt)

459 You can do it!
Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 09:05 PM (jyUxu)

Thanks Llarry. I think now I will just listen to some sea shanties before I go out. That will put me in a fearless mood! =)

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:09 PM (ou/rY)

460
"Have you ever watched "Alaska, The Last Frontier"?

What was that series about the carpenter from Iowa? Built his own cabin and homestead."

Those Kirchners are much tougher than me. Not sure I could handle it. They eat an awful lot of salmon, which I dislike.

Posted by: tank at November 20, 2012 09:09 PM (t36TP)

461 >>>>441 Best five words on the radio.
"Mark Steyn in for Rush"

Greatest radio host ever without a regular radio show. I consider it a travesty.

Posted by: El Kabong, RINOINO at November 20, 2012 09:09 PM (0BPlb)

462 I made tami's chuck roast Saturday, it was great but not enough juce, it was a big roast. Re-didn the leftovers tonight into a stroganoff. It was great. Tomorrow I start in the the Thanksgiving cooking. Some things in life are still good. Just fewer and further between.

Posted by: Infidel at November 20, 2012 09:09 PM (6gXNv)

463 Thank you. I love sea shanties.



I also love Irish Music. I saw the Cheiftans many years ago, and
their Bells of Dublin is my "official family" Christmas music. It will
be going on permanent rotation for Christmas season starting Thursday.


You can incorporate your love of Irish music and sea shanties into a pre-walk relaxation routine. Get happy before you go out.

You can also take your music with you on your walk, with an iPod or whatever the kids use these days.

Endorphins lower your anxiety level.

Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 09:10 PM (jyUxu)

464 316 Dust bowl was almost entirely or entirely manmade I believe.
===
No, it was hotter and drier then, even though CO2 levels were low. It was a huge multi-year drought, and temps were higher than normal. IIRC, 1936 or there abouts was our hottest year on record. Yes, agricultural practices made for more dust, but it wouldn't have happened without the heat and drought.

Posted by: stace, FYI, I'm a skirt at November 20, 2012 09:10 PM (m+UHL)

465 elizabethe,

sometimes having a destination cuts down on the self-consciousness. A partner is even better, but if you put your baby in a pack or a stroller (oh gosh, you do have a baby, don't you, I'm not confusing you with someone else, right?) and pick out a specific store you want to walk to and get a newspaper or something, it may help. Good luck!

Posted by: Sean Hannity at November 20, 2012 09:10 PM (2KBjW)

466 Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:08 PM (6jLT3)

Thanks, Mindy!

I'll pass it along.

Posted by: eman at November 20, 2012 09:11 PM (AynOt)

467 tcn. Why would you have to be young?

I'm at the age where I would probably get everything together I needed to survive and die the following winter for lack of skills.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 09:11 PM (nQMHQ)

468 31
Actually, I do have a question about home maintenance to those folks out
there who have owned a house for a while now. I'm a relatively new
homeowner. How do you budget for maintenance expenses? Do you put away a
set amount per month? This expense seems like a difficult one to
control or plan for.


Posted by: chemjeff at November 20, 2012 07:51 PM (d/5qf)


Well, there's everyone else and there's the CPAs among us....

When we bought our house, we had it inspected in all sorts of ways, and found out stuff like our wood shake roof would probably need replacing in 8 years. "OK," we said, "how much is it going to cost to reroof?" They told us about $16K, so we started socking away $2K/year in the "roof fund" -- about $170/month, or $85 per person. We actually made it almost 13 years, BTW, and had enough left over to move the furnace into the attic from an interior closet and move the water heater into the garage.

Then we have the "project fund" which gets about $300/month for miscellaneous. It has recently replaced a bathroom window while the BH was in NC (one ONT even had a pic).

And, of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the "mortgage account", which saves up for property taxes and homeowners' insurance, and also has the mortgage auto-sucked out of it. It's how I could just write a check for the entire amount of property tax yesterday without breaking a sweat -- we've been putting money into it every month for the entire year.

Posted by: cthulhu at November 20, 2012 09:12 PM (kaalw)

469 Posted by: Sean Hannity at November 20, 2012 09:10 PM (2KBjW)

Sean Hannity, if that's your real name, thanks.

I do have a baby =). She's kind of like armor (really really cute armor) because no one looks at you when you have a baby, they just look at the baby.

I'm also not a morning person, which is not hurting the getting out.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:13 PM (ou/rY)

470 468?!?!? Jeepers, why didn't anyone tell me there was a party going on in here?

Posted by: cthulhu at November 20, 2012 09:13 PM (kaalw)

471 Posted by: Sean Hannity at November 20, 2012 09:10 PM (2KBjW)

Oh, hell. Off, great American sock.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 09:13 PM (2KBjW)

472 mama winger, honestly, most of us don't appreciate what we have. Intellectually, yes, we all know we are lucky to have a roof over our heads, but I d on't think people truly understand that at the visceral level.

A group of bloggers from the child-sponsor program I am involved with is visiting one of the countries I sponsor a kid in and the pictures they are posting have made me forget all about my election trauma (Almost!)


There are women raising kids in 30 sq ft cardboard huts with dirt floors and a bucket to pee in.

I am SO grateful for the incredible richness of my own home, stuffed with luxuries like a mattress, a fridge, and a multitude of clothes....to say nothing of true luxuries like perfume and books and music and endless knowledge at my fingertips via the intertubes!

I grew up without water and electricity, so I never take that for granted, especially indoor plumbing.


We are all of us here rich beyond measure, in material things as well as friendship.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 09:14 PM (2rMmy)

473 mama winger... sounds like you have led a very interesting life. Glad you are in a good place now

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 09:14 PM (u25eL)

474 The first: brining poultry or salt rub for beef. Keeps the meat juicy.Posted by: Mindy

This is usually a good idea, but I've just run into something with our turkey. It's injected with a salt solution already so I'm afraid of doing the America's Test Kitchen thing; salt 24hrs ahead, wrap, and then re-salt with baking powder just before roasting.

Also, I've notice the big-box stores that carry meat, have this weird meat that's been coated in preservatives to keep them shelf-pretty for a long time.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 20, 2012 09:14 PM (ON54M)

475
but it wouldn't have happened without the heat and drought. Posted by: stace, FYI, I'm a skirt at November 20, 2012 09:10 PM (m+UHL)
=====
And Hoover. Never forget the Republican Culpability.

Posted by: USS Diversity at November 20, 2012 09:14 PM (9ghZ6)

476 Greatest radio host ever without a regular radio show. I consider it a travesty.
Posted by: El Kabong, RINOINO at November 20, 2012 09:09 PM (0BPlb)


Steyn is outstanding.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at November 20, 2012 09:14 PM (Zi119)

477 Worlds Best Corn Pudding

1 green bell pepper -- diced
1 red bell pepper -- diced
1 Anaheim Chili pepper -- diced
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
5 tablespoons baking powder
3/4 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
10 eggs
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 sticks butter -- melted
2 8 1/2 oz. cream style corn
2 pounds corn, fresh cut or frozen

Preheat oven to 375.
Grease and flour 9x13 baking dish.
Combine red and green bell peppers and Anaheim pepper and set aside.
In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Mix to blend and set aside.

Place eggs in another large mixing bowl and whisk lightly. Whisk in cream,
melted butter and cream-style corn. Slowly pour egg mixture into flour
mixture, stirring constantly. Stir in diced peppers and corn. Pour pudding
into prepared dish and bake 40-45 minutes or until pudding is golden brown
and firm.
Makes 16-20 servings.

Posted by: Dept. of Accuracy Dept. at November 20, 2012 09:15 PM (BAnPT)

478 I assume the name "jackass" for one post and Ace acknowledges me. I don't know if that's positive or not.

Also, what's with men and pies? I didn't realize the affection ran so deep. I've been trying to figure out what pies to make this year and want to limit it to two. I stupidly sought out opinions on the matter among family. Apple vs pumpkin vs blueberry vs pecan in an all out brawl. Some idiot demanded mincemeat.

Posted by: L, who has one of those suspicious androgynous names that will make certain she is ignored by Ace at November 20, 2012 09:15 PM (0PiQ4)

479 What was that series about the carpenter from Iowa? Built his own cabin and homestead."Those Kirchners are much tougher than me. Not sure I could handle it. They eat an awful lot of salmon, which I dislike.
Posted by: tank at November 20, 2012 09:09 PM (t36TP)


Must be a different show. The show I'm talking about has 4 families living on land aquired by ancestors which have died.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 09:16 PM (nQMHQ)

480 chemjeff
What ever you paid for your appliances spread that out over 10-15 yrs. and set that back each year. Hopefully nothing will go wrong with them. If it does you have repair money. If not you've got a good down payment for new ones.

Posted by: harleycowb at November 20, 2012 09:16 PM (wSTfB)

481 Stuff I'm grateful for: living in Texas, where we can fight back against the federal shitstorm.

Having a husband who's not Newt Gingrich. God bless him for sticking with a middle aged woman with a baaad health issue. He smokes like crazy though. I'm going to use Ace's info on e-cigs to try to put a stop to that. It may save our family.

Posted by: stace, FYI, I'm a skirt at November 20, 2012 09:16 PM (m+UHL)

482 Amen to that Tammy.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 09:16 PM (u25eL)

483 We are all of us here rich beyond measure, in material things as well as friendship.





Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 09:14 PM (2rMmy)

--------------

Yes. ma'am. That we are. Beyond measure.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 20, 2012 09:16 PM (P6QsQ)

484 "My Stars"? Have you been talking to my Grandma?

Posted by: Kaptain Amerika at November 20, 2012 09:17 PM (a0o+l)

485 Amy Farrah Fowler is vastly underrated. As was Sara Rue as Dr. Stephanie.

Sheldon's. Sister.

Posted by: watches Big Bang Theory for the articles... er... science based comedy at November 20, 2012 09:17 PM (0kLlr)

486 Also, what's with men and pies? I didn't realize the affection ran so deep. I've been trying to figure out what pies to make this year and want to limit it to two. I stupidly sought out opinions on the matter among family. Apple vs pumpkin vs blueberry vs pecan in an all out brawl. Some idiot demanded mincemeat.

Make whatever two you want. I would like a slice from each, please.

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 09:17 PM (O6q63)

487 Posted by: L, who has one of those suspicious androgynous names that will make certain she is ignored by Ace at November 20, 2012 09:15 PM (0PiQ4)

L, the latest everyday Food has a recipe for a pumpkin pecan pie in the back. Maybe kill two birds with one stone? You need a springform pan.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:17 PM (ou/rY)

488 Weft, yeah, I've never tried brining salt-injected meat, fearing it would be too salty.

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:17 PM (6jLT3)

489 I'm also not a morning person, which is not hurting the getting out.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:13 PM (ou/rY)

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That may be part of it...if you set a goal to walk at 6am, it's really easy to oversleep and just say "Welp, I didn't make it this morning. Maybe tomorrow" and then do the same thing tomorrow (that's what I usually do, anyway) and the next day and so on. If you set a goal to walk at some other time of day, when you have fewer easy outs, you might stick to it more consistently.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 09:18 PM (2KBjW)

490 mama winger... sounds like you have led a very interesting life. Glad you are in a good place now

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 09:14 PM (u25eL)

------------


Thanks be to God, I am.
Thank you for your kind words, too.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 20, 2012 09:18 PM (P6QsQ)

491 I just bought a VW Eurovan - we have an old one that I bought of CL for $1000 and it has served us well. We have 4 kids. I just bought a much newer one in WAY better shape. Looking forward to picking it up, got a great deal off of ebay.

Posted by: Golan Globus at November 20, 2012 09:18 PM (/1U3u)

492 Also, what's with men and pies?



Ummm......dangerous question. This shit could go downhill.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:19 PM (GEICT)

493 Damn, Ace, you are a pussy

Posted by: butternut at November 20, 2012 09:19 PM (nbYoV)

494 Also, what's with men and pies?


No kidding. I hate pie, but Thor loves it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 09:20 PM (2rMmy)

495 Just listened to the comedy skit. That was very funny.

Posted by: sTevo at November 20, 2012 09:20 PM (VMcEw)

496 Good: Huge collection of remastered CDs of Toscanini conducting lots and lots of stuff, which was on sale at Amazon when last I checked.

Bad: Vertigo caused by TMJ disorder, which I apparently have. Not good, and apparently not easy to deal with.

Posted by: joncelli at November 20, 2012 09:21 PM (CWlPF)

497 Ummm......dangerous question. This shit could go downhill.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:19 PM (GEICT)


It will go downhill and it will go downhill fast....we'll be lucky to survive it.

Posted by: Tami at November 20, 2012 09:21 PM (X6akg)

498 Also, what's with men and pies? MMMMM. Moist, juicy, warm.......I'll be right back.

Posted by: harleycowb at November 20, 2012 09:21 PM (wSTfB)

499 Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 09:18 PM (2KBjW)

Hi Jenny. Sadly the rest of my day is completely stuffed with other things. I partially want to get out in the morning b/c I think it's good for your circadian rhythms or whatever they are called to be in the sun first thing.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:21 PM (ou/rY)

500 >>Also, what's with men and pies?

Men and sandwiches is what mystifies me. Sammiches are sooo boring!

Pie-wise my man is an apple pie guy, but fortunately not French apple.

I like cherry pie.

So we wind up with peach when we can get it! :-)

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 09:21 PM (5H6zj)

501 The youth of France begin to fight back, if the whiners sniveling "all is lost" will just get the hell out of their way: http://tinyurl.com/addsyln

Posted by: DAve at November 20, 2012 09:21 PM (XDC0v)

502 494 Also, what's with men and pies?


No kidding. I hate pie, but Thor loves it.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 09:20 PM (2rMmy)



I'm sure he's bummed by that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:22 PM (GEICT)

503 Tami, I guess I just needed a break from everything political after we got our asses handed to us. You know, drunken benders and such.

Thankfully, Nat King Cole singing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" on the radio calmed my soul and encouraged me to explore the real world again, or as close as this comes to it.

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at November 20, 2012 09:22 PM (rBgpN)

504 mama winger.. don't mention it. I always enjoy your comments. You are very wise. Wisdom coming from life experience.. nothing can beat that.

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 09:22 PM (u25eL)

505 We are all of us here rich beyond measure, in material things as well as friendship. THIS

Posted by: Infidel at November 20, 2012 09:22 PM (6gXNv)

506
Out of the land of the tobacco plant, comes a tall, fast-drawin'- long, lean look––

Johnny Smoke!

Feared by his friends and enemies alike.
Feared by all who come to know the name of––

Johnny Smoke!

Where are you a headin'

––Johnny Smoke?

How many saddles will be emptied tonight?
How many men will lie still beneath the sky?–
How many more will die?

He's Johnny Smoke ... he's Johnny Smoke

Posted by: Blast from the Past at November 20, 2012 09:22 PM (QupBk)

507
I've been putting off walking, even though I want to. That's due to a preponderance of pitbulls in my hood.
For Christmas, I am going to ask for bear spray and find a good walking stick and get to it.

Posted by: Who Knows at November 20, 2012 09:22 PM (W+Itt)

508 BC, glad to see you are still around after the camel spider thing you pulled. =)

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:22 PM (ou/rY)

509 Folks that have been here a while know this.

Posted by: fluffy is a middle aged man at November 20, 2012 09:23 PM (O6q63)

510 Man the snivelin' around here is getting old

Posted by: DAve at November 20, 2012 09:23 PM (XDC0v)

511 Such a lovely, pleasant thread. Do you suppose it would induce the likes of Kratos, Dagny, PGiS, Rum, Peaches, Gushka, (and others whose names I'm blanking on) to come visit?

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:23 PM (6jLT3)

512
The show Insight trivia:

Michael Crichton wrote three episodes.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053510/fullcredits

Posted by: Ed Anger at November 20, 2012 09:23 PM (tOkJB)

513 I like pie.

Posted by: garrett at November 20, 2012 09:23 PM (llMC3)

514 Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM
Quit smoking that stuff would help a lot.
Posted by: harleycowb at November 20, 2012 09:08 PM (wSTfB)

----------

Ha, I wish. I'm stone-cold sober and never touch the stuff. I think I have some sort of weirdo ADHD because my son used to be exactly the same way and is less so now that he's being treated. His doc calls it hyperfocus.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 09:23 PM (2KBjW)

515 Nat King Cole could just sit and recite the dictionary and sound cool. Man had a voice!

Posted by: jewells45 at November 20, 2012 09:24 PM (u25eL)

516
Thankfully, Nat King Cole singing "Rudolph the
Red Nosed Reindeer" on the radio calmed my soul and encouraged me to
explore the real world again, or as close as this comes to it.

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at November 20, 2012 09:22 PM (rBgpN)

Well, I'm glad you're back.

And, for future reference, you can make your grocery list on the damned phone you're on.

Posted by: Tami at November 20, 2012 09:24 PM (X6akg)

517 508 BC, glad to see you are still around after the camel spider thing you pulled. =)



I don't know what y'all are talkin about. That shit was funny as hell.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:24 PM (GEICT)

518 We have our tree up and are listening to Pandora's Christmas station. Louis Armstrong just did a nice rendition of Winter Wonderland.

Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 09:25 PM (5H6zj)

519 Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:13 PM (ou/rY)

Exactly what Jenny said....don't worry about what the clock says, just walk as soon as is reasonable for when you rise.


The point is to do it before anything else distracts you, I guess.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 09:25 PM (2rMmy)

520 Posted by: Y-not at November 20, 2012 09:21 PM (5H6zj)

Interesting. I dislike pie as well (brownies, as I believe I've mentioned are my preferred dessert type item).

But I LOVE any variety of grilled cheese or panini type sandwich. I would be happy to eat a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich, with or without bacon, every day for the rest of my life.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:25 PM (ou/rY)

521 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWm6PUGpfVU

Posted by: Blast from the Past at November 20, 2012 09:25 PM (QupBk)

522 thanks elizabethe,

if I weren't so dumb, I might have thought of that myself. lol! The women in my family are yelling "quit being fatties, guys!".

Posted by: L, who has one of those suspicious androgynous names that will make certain she is ignored by Ace at November 20, 2012 09:25 PM (0PiQ4)

523 Good news! My first foster kitten got adopted, I replaced her with another foster kitten who is getting adopted this week, and a friend is adopting a dog I advocated for. I, too, am devastated by the election, but decided I will continue to do what I can to make a positive impact. I find it "funny" that my liberal friends don't do anywhere near the amount of volunteering I do, and I do this while raising a family and working 2 jobs. I am proud of the example I am setting for my kids (well, except for the crazy cat/dog/bird part) and know they will continue my legacy. Happy Thanksgiving, I've unlurked twice this month, that's enough!

Posted by: Crazy cat lady at November 20, 2012 09:25 PM (Q3g/2)

524 I love Christmas lights!

(Too soon?)

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:26 PM (6jLT3)

525 I don't know what y'all are talkin about. That shit was funny as hell.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:24 PM (GEICT)

uh huh.

I did not click the link. I will not search for camel spider. I don't want to know anything else about it.

Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:26 PM (ou/rY)

526 Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM
Quit smoking that stuff would help a lot.
Posted by: harleycowb at November 20, 2012 09:08 PM (wSTfB)

---

Aaaand it just occurred to me that you probably meant something besides weed. Durh. That makes my last comment look slightly weirder.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 09:26 PM (2KBjW)

527 Sorry to hear about your vertigo joncelli. Wifey has it so I sort of know what you are up against.

Posted by: sTevo at November 20, 2012 09:26 PM (VMcEw)

528 524
I love Christmas lights!



(Too soon?)

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:26 PM (6jLT3)

Me too Mindy! And it's always a battle around here to get any put up.

Posted by: Tami at November 20, 2012 09:27 PM (X6akg)

529 I really need to get my kid home for Christmas. Those of you who pray, please do so. Thank you!

Posted by: Moana at November 20, 2012 09:27 PM (r+yB8)

530
Planning a Griswald worthy exterior illumination for this year too.

Hope it bugs my neighbors.

Posted by: Who Knows at November 20, 2012 09:27 PM (W+Itt)

531 My 22 year old son gave me one of the most delightful books I have read, and perfect for these last few weeks. An Exaltaion of Larks, I think it is out of print, but worth hunting down. It describes where descriptions and words derived hundreds of years ago. A grat escape, especially if you like language.

Posted by: Museisluse at November 20, 2012 09:27 PM (SsWgR)

532 Folks that have been here a while know this.
Posted by: fluffy is a middle aged man at November 20, 2012 09:23 PM (O6q63)


You should put Dr. in front of fluffy 'cause we all know there are no female Drs.

*running like hell*

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 09:27 PM (nQMHQ)

533 Big news from the Mars rover?

http://www.wyso.org/post/big-news-mars-rover-scientists-mum-now

Posted by: crosspatch at November 20, 2012 09:28 PM (ZbLJZ)

534 525 uh huh.

I did not click the link. I will not search for camel spider. I don't want to know anything else about it.
Posted by: elizabethe is very obviously a girl at November 20, 2012 09:26 PM (ou/rY)



You don't even see it till the end. The soldiers are hysterical. Freakin out that it's in their room.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:28 PM (GEICT)

535 @529 Moana - where is your kid? I will pray.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 20, 2012 09:28 PM (P6QsQ)

536 Men and sandwiches is what mystifies me. Sammiches are sooo boring!Posted by: Y-not

You might as well as punch the record player now because that is just wrong.

Sammiches are perfection in taste, efficiency, and nom-ability.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 20, 2012 09:28 PM (ON54M)

537 Folks that have been here a while know this.
Posted by: fluffy is a middle aged man at November 20, 2012 09:23 PM (O6q63)

------

In my head, fluffy is Gabriel Iglesias. No offense to this fluffy.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 09:29 PM (2KBjW)

538 I love Christmas lights! (Too soon?)

HELL YES

Posted by: harleycowb at November 20, 2012 09:29 PM (wSTfB)

539 Posted by: garrett at November 20, 2012 09:23 PM (llMC3)

Word.

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 20, 2012 09:29 PM (pwyhn)

540 Last night I saw Bob Dylan with Mark Knopfler opening at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. I had a floor seat about 20 rows from the stage.

I haven't followed Knopfler's career closely since Dire Straits, so I wasn't familiar with most of his songs. I think a lot of them were from his new album "Privateer". He had an eight-piece band that played all kinds of instruments, such as flute, bagpipe, ukulele, and bouzouki, in addition to the guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums. Many of the songs had a Celtic sound, but there was one that was balls-to-the-wall rockabilly, complete with upright bass and Jerry Lee Lewis style piano pounding.

He got two standing ovations from the Dylan crowd. Knopfler would be a headline act under normal circumstances, of course, and probably could have sold out the arena on his own. So this concert was really two headline acts playing back-to-back.

Dylan was in fine form. The sound system was excellent. His voice was clear and he was really getting into his piano playing. (For the past several years, he has played electric piano rather than guitar.) His band kicks ass six ways to Sunday. For me, the highlights were "Early Roman Kings" from his new album and "Mississippi" from 2001's "Love and Theft".

As always, he played a variety of songs from all phases of his career. The audience at Dylan shows spans the age range from grizzled old hippies with gray pony tails all the way down to teenagers. I'm always delighted to see so many very young people at his shows. I've even seen families with children.

As for me, I've always said that I wouldn't mind seeing a show consisting entirely of post-2000 songs. They're that good.

How many other 71 year olds can you say that about?

Posted by: rickl at November 20, 2012 09:29 PM (sdi6R)

541 Tami, sounds like a more-than-one-person job at your house!

Some years we do more than others, but it sure is hard on your neck, arms, and ladder-climbing muscles.

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:29 PM (6jLT3)

542 Ok, back to the recipes. The job site tomorrow won't let me get to the comments, so I'll just post all my recipes tonight.

Bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeño poppers

2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
10 largish fresh jalapeños
1 sweet potato
1 lb bacon

First, roast the sweet potato in the oven
While its cooking, slice the jalapeños in half, and remove the seeds and ribs with a spoon. Save the seeds in a bowl or something.

With the shrimp, make 2 cuts like you're going to chop it in thirds, but only cut about halfway through the shrimp. The idea is to be able to straighten it out.

Chop the roasted sweet potato into small section that will fit inside the hollowed out jalapeño.

Place 1-2 shrimp on top, depending on the size of the shrimp and the pepper. Add a few seeds from earlier to each now, if you want to spice them up.

Wrap the whole shebang tightly with a piece of bacon.

Place on a baking rack over a foil lined tray

Cook in the oven on 375 for about 30 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through.

Perfect for taking to a tailgate or party as an appetizer.

Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 09:29 PM (4QAQg)

543 Happy Thanksgiving, I've unlurked twice this month, that's enough!

Posted by: Crazy cat lady at November 20, 2012 09:25 PM (Q3g/2)

-----------
Never enough! Next month, you should aim high - four, maybe even 5 posts

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 20, 2012 09:30 PM (P6QsQ)

544 Eating frosted mini-wheats out of the box.

Posted by: Charlton Nussmeyer III at November 20, 2012 09:31 PM (Kflw4)

545 I like cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels. Also doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles

Posted by: That Mary Poppins Chick from Sound of Music at November 20, 2012 09:31 PM (pwyhn)

546
535 - Mama, thank youso much! He's in CO. It's not so far, but money is a hindrance. Alone for Christmas? I hope not this year!

Posted by: Moana at November 20, 2012 09:31 PM (r+yB8)

547 >>How many other 71 year olds can you say that about?
If we're talking 70 year olds, I'm gonna go with Nina Hartley.

Posted by: garrett at November 20, 2012 09:32 PM (llMC3)

548 541
Tami, sounds like a more-than-one-person job at your house!



Some years we do more than others, but it sure is hard on your neck, arms, and ladder-climbing muscles.

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:29 PM (6jLT3)

It's a one person job....me....so not many get put up.

I swear I'm going to kill myself some day while driving and looking at people's Christmas lights.

Posted by: Tami at November 20, 2012 09:32 PM (X6akg)

549 Site idea:

Have a thread last few a day or two by linking it near the top on the sidebar.

The problem is always that once a new thread goes up the old thread dies.

Probably could have one semi-permanent thread per day linked on the sidebar. Like an NFL thread on Sundays or a non-political thread like this on depressing days.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 20, 2012 09:33 PM (ZPrif)

550 Moana, I will pray that he makes it home to you for Christmas. It's not easy being separated from your kids at the holidays.

Posted by: mama winger, stranger in a strange land at November 20, 2012 09:33 PM (P6QsQ)

551
Moana

Where is your son at? We need some focus for a prayer.

Vaya con Dios.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is really Eddie Willers at November 20, 2012 09:33 PM (Md8Uo)

552 Posted by: Moana at November 20, 2012 09:31 PM (r+yB [/]

Is your son in the military?

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 09:34 PM (nQMHQ)

553
Site idea: ...
Posted by: Flatbush Joe


It's amusing you think this place is going to change.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at November 20, 2012 09:34 PM (ON54M)

554 @545 Bwhahaha!

I like Borscht and Ukha with some Blini and Pelmeni.

Posted by: Comrade Kulak at November 20, 2012 09:35 PM (Kflw4)

555 @540 Knopfler! ONE of best guitarist EVAH! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Rural VA at November 20, 2012 09:35 PM (Lia4j)

556 Damn, Ace, you are a pussy

No, he's just got a different temperament than you do. Different people react to the same circumstances differently.

I'm not devastated by the election, but only because nothing much devastates me. I used to be devastated by a lot, but I've learned to not let that happen anymore.

When I lost my cat in August of 2011, it was extremely upsetting. He was a feral who'd fought so hard to overcome his violent, suspicious nature. By the end of his life he'd gone from a maniac who'd bite you for no reason to a trustworthy lap cat with a weird sense of humor. You could actually kid around with him, and he'd get the joke. You could play scare-me games with him, and he'd do the Halloween-cat stance but not for real.

And then he died of feline leukemia. We had all sorts of plans for him. We built him a ladder-perch so he could go up on the roof or sit and nap in the sun up off the ground; we got him toys; we were going to put a cat door in all three of our houses; and then he died. He turned into a great cat and died almost immediately after.

But instead of being devastated, I was grateful for the time I had with him and the joy he brought me while he was alive.

I was prepared emotionally for his death, so when it came, it didn't knock me off my pins. It's learned behavior to prepare yourself emotionally for catastrophe, and some of us can never manage it.

Not their fault.

Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 09:35 PM (jyUxu)

557 I like government-supplied telephone mobile service and crack. Especially crack.

Posted by: Peggy Joseph at November 20, 2012 09:36 PM (pwyhn)

558 OKay folks, thanks for the positivity and all the suggestions for walking.

I will now have a goal of not letting the horde down.

prayers for you and your son moana.

Posted by: Dr. elizabethe is very obviously a girl with Ph.d. at November 20, 2012 09:36 PM (ou/rY)

559 You should be devastated, Ace.

We got the dopes who insist science is bunk and the earth is 6,000 years old, and the female body can reject rape sperm. We're fucked.

Our only hope is these dinosaurs die off in some sort of virus that targets only them. Unlikely..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 20, 2012 09:36 PM (UTq/I)

560
552. No he's in the ministry and on a limited salary. It's a start-up church.

Posted by: Moana at November 20, 2012 09:37 PM (r+yB8)

561 Chemjeff,

Open a home equity line of credit at your credit union. The interest rate is very low and it gives you something to draw on if you ever need it.

At my credit union there is no fee whatsoever for opening one, you just pay interest on the amount you draw from it (I never have).

Posted by: Phat at November 20, 2012 09:37 PM (BzuCR)

562 Comic Sans

Posted by: obama at November 20, 2012 09:37 PM (aPAIU)

563 Knopfler is a finger picker which makes his playing even more awesome.

Posted by: Harden Long at November 20, 2012 09:38 PM (Kflw4)

564 Oh, and all the recipes I post are paleo compliant, if anyone cares. I prefer it, but I'm not gonna get all preachy on people.

Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 09:38 PM (4QAQg)

565 560. Moana. Hope he makes it home.

Posted by: Ronster at November 20, 2012 09:39 PM (nQMHQ)

566 We're fucked.Our only hope is these dinosaurs die off in some sort of virus that targets only them.

Who pissed in your Corn Flakes, Miss Sunshine?

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 09:39 PM (O6q63)

567 Every time I have seen Knopfler play he has been amazing. Always a good show.

Posted by: garrett at November 20, 2012 09:40 PM (llMC3)

568 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 20, 2012 09:36 PM

Take it somewhere else. First three words of the title "non. Political. Thread."

Next three: "For. Positive. Stuff."

Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 09:40 PM (4QAQg)

569 I like world atlases

Posted by: metaphysical kick in the groin at November 20, 2012 09:41 PM (aPAIU)

570 528 524
I love Christmas lights!



(Too soon?)

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:26 PM (6jLT3)

Me too Mindy! And it's always a battle around here to get any put up.
Posted by: Tami at November 20, 2012 09:27 PM (X6akg)


Me three!!!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 09:41 PM (2rMmy)

571 Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 09:40 PM (4QAQg)



Troll's a troll's a troll.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:41 PM (GEICT)

572 My favorite comedian, Demetri Martin: http://tinyurl.com/34t69xb

This explains some of my attempts at humor.

Posted by: rdbrewer at November 20, 2012 09:41 PM (Iyg03)

573 Got any special display plans, Tammy?

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:42 PM (6jLT3)

574 And chocolate

Posted by: metaphysical kick in the groin at November 20, 2012 09:42 PM (aPAIU)

575 I like world atlases

Ditto. I heart maps of all kinds. Could look at them for hours.

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 09:42 PM (O6q63)

576 Monty Python: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
(youtube)

http://tinyurl.com/ufadg

The future will be a disaster but it will still contain delicious sandwiches. I'm partial to turkey with avacado.

Posted by: Max Power at November 20, 2012 09:42 PM (q177U)

577
DC in Towson:

In your first recipe you never said what to do with the sea salt (except set it aside).

Posted by: Ed Anger at November 20, 2012 09:42 PM (tOkJB)

578 Who pissed in your Corn Flakes, Miss Sunshine?

Posted by: fluffy
........
The electorate.. you forgot about the election already? Ace didn't.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 20, 2012 09:43 PM (UTq/I)

579 Happy happy joy joy

Posted by: Ren Höek at November 20, 2012 09:43 PM (Kflw4)

580
Pie is better than cake. Pie is like the crossbow to cake's longbow.

In related news, Hostess and union mediation fails, twinkies will come back someday, until then...here..have some pie.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 20, 2012 09:43 PM (3BbLJ)

581 I just started reading a few Louis L'Amour books for the first time, and the Nexus 7 is very nice.

Posted by: Tim Down South at November 20, 2012 09:43 PM (mcu+p)

582 Posted by: joncelli at November 20, 2012 09:21 PM (CWlPF)

Oh, I am just seeing this. I am so so sorry for you. I had vestibular neuritis for almost two years. Could barely get off the couch for the first 6 months, and was pretty much crawling or holding onto the wall for a year after that. If we went anywhere, and we didn't much, I had to have a wheelchair and heavy meds to keep from vomiting.

God bless your heart.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 09:43 PM (2rMmy)

583 Books about WWII aviation.

Posted by: Hans Peter at November 20, 2012 09:44 PM (Kflw4)

584 Im pretty sure the paleo diet would work better if you had to run thru the woods naked and kill your food with a rock first, the exercise and only eating every third day would tone you up quick.

Posted by: Jean at November 20, 2012 09:45 PM (a9Izx)

585 Ditto. I heart maps of all kinds. Could look at them for hours.

I think half the reason I got into D&D back in the day was the excuse for making maps.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at November 20, 2012 09:45 PM (CeNUw)

586 Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:41 PM

I don't think he is. He's been around for a while, but lately he is all socon hate, all the time.

I'm not a real big socon myself, I'd rather everyone just left me the fuck alone, but he is getting pretty tedious with it.

We can always have a good socon vs. fiscon flame war some other time.

(or I'm wrong, and have just engaged a troll. If so, sorry.)

Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 09:45 PM (4QAQg)

587 Hoping my previous comment (36 about Epley's maneuver might help someone with vertigo.

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:45 PM (6jLT3)

588 Pie?

There's pie?

Posted by: Kosmo Kramer at November 20, 2012 09:45 PM (AynOt)

589 Allen West on Hannity now

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 09:45 PM (piMMO)

590 Which reminds me. Positive stuff and stuff you like and tips that work for me: killing strange creatures and taking their stuff.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at November 20, 2012 09:46 PM (CeNUw)

591
Christmas lights go up on Friday after Thanksgiving and come down on Jan 2.

Its a law, or a rule, or the way it ottobee.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 20, 2012 09:46 PM (3BbLJ)

592 The second season of "The Hour" starts next week on BBC America. But Comcast On Demand has the first episode up a week early. It's a newsroom drama set in London in the '50s, so everyone's a Labor Party lib nancy boy pretending they don't have Red skeletons in the closet. Good mystery subplot below the soap-opera facade.

Characters were well-drawn, performances were good, and I learned more than I ever wanted to know about the Suez Crisis last year, considering I never knew there was a Suez Crisis in the first place.

The actor who plays Freddy is Q in the new Bond picture.

Posted by: little miss spellcheck at November 20, 2012 09:46 PM (a5ljo)

593 Ace,

Knowing that only you make money off this site explains the "I've got nothing. Take it away Vic." threads. It makes me appreciate your cobloggers more bc they are true believers who take a lot of crap at times for offering their honest opinions while being unpaid. You should sell stuff that people want like maybe design a gun or put out a cookbook for the girls.



Posted by: L, considering changing her name to include the word jackass or some tricky variation of garrett at November 20, 2012 09:46 PM (0PiQ4)

594 Hans Peter, The Blond Knight of Germany

Posted by: Jean at November 20, 2012 09:47 PM (a9Izx)

595 In your first recipe you never said what to do with the sea salt (except set it aside).
Posted by: Ed Anger at November 20, 2012 09:42 PM (tOkJB)


So I did. After putting the coated almonds on the cookie sheet, sprinkle salt over top of them before they go in the oven.

If you try to add the salt to the wet ingredients it kinda loses its flavor.

Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 09:47 PM (4QAQg)

596 I'm wrong, and have just engaged a troll.

You handled it well.

This is the Julie fuckin Andrews thread. We need one.

Posted by: fluffy at November 20, 2012 09:47 PM (O6q63)

597 Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 09:45 PM (4QAQg)



Oh I don't doubt he's been here a while. Troll is action, not tenure. Hell, look at some of the Top 10's on Sunday night.


How you doin btw? You handling bein away from your lovely Cougar ok?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:47 PM (GEICT)

598 boobs.

the only boobs we see are the NFL and college gameday thread.

cantz we haz more boobehs?

Posted by: tc at November 20, 2012 09:48 PM (wb4qc)

599 My favorite comedian, Demetri Martin: http://tinyurl.com/34t69xb

This explains some of my attempts at humor.


Yeah, he's great. Reminds me of Stephen Wright.

Here's one of my favorite standup routines of all time.

LANGUAGE WARNING.

http://tinyurl.com/3vmajoe

"Why would you throw a pen at it if we didn't even know what it was?"




Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 09:48 PM (jyUxu)

600 Knowing that only you make money off this site explains the "I've got
nothing. Take it away Vic." threads. It makes me appreciate your
cobloggers more bc they are true believers who take a lot of crap at
times for offering their honest opinions while being unpaid. You should
sell stuff that people want like maybe design a gun or put out a
cookbook for the girls.



****

Tshirts and mugs would fly off the shelf.

I designed a tshirt once, and posted it here to see if he wanted it, but never received a response.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 20, 2012 09:48 PM (piMMO)

601 fireworks... i like those

war pr0n that too. maybe not guns, but bombs and afterburners gotsta be ok, right?

Posted by: tc at November 20, 2012 09:49 PM (wb4qc)

602 Does red wine go with grapes?

Posted by: Journolist whose watching the clock on the pork chops in the oven for Mrs. Journolist who should be at November 20, 2012 09:49 PM (LyIKl)

603 @594
Erich Hartmann? 352 Aerial victories.

Posted by: Johann Schlackwurst at November 20, 2012 09:50 PM (Kflw4)

604 You never know when you'll need a kayak.

http://tinyurl.com/ct5gmur

Posted by: eman at November 20, 2012 09:50 PM (AynOt)

605 DC, actually, we socons would like to be left alone as well. We're tired of people waving their private lives under our noses and demanding approval (and funding) and using our money to teach our children that our morals are stupid and harmful and bigoted.

The charge that we want to concern ourselves with other people's sex lives is an exhibitionist fantasy as far as I can tell. Some one else's bedroom is the last place I want to be.

Posted by: Mindy at November 20, 2012 09:50 PM (6jLT3)

606 Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 20, 2012 09:46 PM (3BbLJ)

I
m fine with that, although it technically should be January 7th, not 2nd. The Xmas season ends on Epiphany, which is the 6th.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at November 20, 2012 09:51 PM (2rMmy)

607 Larry Sanders Show.

Pure comic bliss.

Posted by: twoslaps at November 20, 2012 09:51 PM (pbUEP)

608 602
Does red wine go with grapes?

Posted by: Journolist whose watching the clock on the pork chops in the
oven for Mrs. Journolist who should be at November 20, 2012 09:49 PM
(LyIKl)

It is grapes!
And I'm having mine with some miniture marshmellows.....I think it was my dinner.

Posted by: Tami at November 20, 2012 09:51 PM (X6akg)

609 598. If you haven't eaten yet I can show you mine!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 20, 2012 09:51 PM (ogVxN)

610 Bad: Vertigo caused by TMJ disorder, which I apparently have. Not good, and apparently not easy to deal with.

Posted by: joncelli at November 20, 2012 09:21 PM

What's a TMJ disorder?

Posted by: otho at November 20, 2012 09:52 PM (yBF/9)

611
Tara's going to prison so Tara should grow a bigger vagina to store a shiv. First she bitches & moans about grandma getting high all the time while she does the same thing. She broke every rule and ended up getting a nurse killed. The scene where the nurse was stabbed in the neck was a little to much.

Posted by: Walkers! at November 20, 2012 09:52 PM (MazXE)

612 The episode number 46 on Netflix is "Next Stop... Botton" and it fits.

Posted by: twoslaps at November 20, 2012 09:52 PM (pbUEP)

613 Is Gabe going to start the recipe thread for thanksgiving?
I have a great entry for it.
Add 1 bouillon cube with water.
Enjoy.

Posted by: Journolist whose watching the clock on the pork chops in the oven for Mrs. Journolist who should be at November 20, 2012 09:52 PM (LyIKl)

614 The Benny Hill Show.

Posted by: Archie Pelago at November 20, 2012 09:52 PM (Kflw4)

615 610

temporomandibular joint disorder

jaw clicking/pain, pain with chewing

Posted by: tc at November 20, 2012 09:53 PM (wb4qc)

616 Ok.. sorry.. I'm bitter. Not my usual mode.. But, it's gonna be four years.. gonna be hard to take.

I've decided to write more songs and lose some weight.. I hope y'all have a great Thanksgiving.. be extra nice to your loved ones.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 20, 2012 09:53 PM (UTq/I)

617 610 Bad: Vertigo caused by TMJ disorder, which I apparently have. Not good, and apparently not easy to deal with.

Posted by: joncelli at November 20, 2012 09:21 PM

What's a TMJ disorder?
Posted by: otho at November 20, 2012 09:52 PM (yBF/9)



Problems with jaw. Can cause severe headaches, among other things. Doc is unsure right now whether I'm having migraines or tmj. Yaaaay.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:53 PM (GEICT)

618 32 I drink tequila to feel good. Is that wrong?

I feel tequila to drink good. There is no correct answer.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 20, 2012 09:53 PM (Qxdfp)

619 I like to cheer myself up with a nice zombie book.

Posted by: eman at November 20, 2012 09:54 PM (AynOt)

620 BC, back at home, but working the graveyard shift, so I get to see her about as much as when I was away. Oh well, beats a hotel bed and restaurant food. Blech.

Thanks for asking. Here:

http://pxlpl.us/8asl

Posted by: DC in Towson at November 20, 2012 09:55 PM (4QAQg)

621 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcpuiwx1YkY

Here. Boobehs and funny guy in cowboy hat. And music! Anyone else who whines about lack of boobehs should contribute.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 09:55 PM (2KBjW)

622 Did I miss the Turkey Brine Session? Do I hafta read all the comments?

oooookaaay. When is the recipe thread? Did I miss that too?

Posted by: Derak at November 20, 2012 09:55 PM (lkjWK)

623 temporomandibular joint disorderjaw clicking/pain, pain with chewing

Posted by: tc at November 20, 2012 09:53 PM

Thanks. That can cause vertigo? Is it something to do with the inner ear, or something?

Posted by: otho at November 20, 2012 09:56 PM (yBF/9)

624 ONT up

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:56 PM (GEICT)

625 It's gotten so bad that my therapist is the friendly GEICO rep.
They are nice and friendly.

Posted by: Journolist whose watching the clock on the pork chops in the oven for Mrs. Journolist who should be at November 20, 2012 09:56 PM (LyIKl)

626 Knopfler also great storyteller/songwriter. Who knew a song about Ray Kroc could hit the top 40 (in UK that is). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSqv-Exedt8

Posted by: Rural VA at November 20, 2012 09:56 PM (Lia4j)

627 This blog was always a mix of cultural posts and political posts. Only recently has it become politics 24/7.

The only time I had a problem with ace posting cultural subjects was when he had a stroke and posted a positive review of Wickerman.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at November 20, 2012 09:58 PM (qBtUE)

628 Problems with jaw. Can cause severe headaches, among other things. Doc is unsure right now whether I'm having migraines or tmj. Yaaaay.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 20, 2012 09:53 PM

Ok. Getting a better idea of it. That's not good. Sympathies extended.

Posted by: otho at November 20, 2012 09:59 PM (yBF/9)

629 626
Knopfler also great storyteller/songwriter. Who knew a song about Ray
Kroc could hit the top 40 (in UK that is).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSqv-Exedt8


Posted by: Rural VA at November 20, 2012 09:56 PM (Lia4j)

Money for nuthin and yer Chicks for free is about McDonalds? Errr. uh. mkay.

Posted by: Derak at November 20, 2012 09:59 PM (lkjWK)

630 Danielle on American Pickers. A burlesque gal and roller derby queen when not on the Pickers show!

Posted by: Dartainian Winslow III at November 20, 2012 10:00 PM (Kflw4)

631 Erich Hartmann? 352 Aerial victories.

Hans-Ulrich Rudel. The most decorated member of the entire Nazi armed forces. Stuka pilot who destroyed 800 vehicles, 519 tanks, 150
artillery pieces, one destroyer, two cruisers, one battleship, 70
landing craft, four armored trains, and several bridges. And he shot down nine aircraft.

He was a fanatical Nazi who helped SS criminals escape after the German defeat, so he was an evil bastard. Still, it's pretty amazing that he survived the war flying a totally obsolete, sitting-duck aircraft like the Stuka and racked up that unprecedented and unsurpassed score.

Posted by: Llarry at November 20, 2012 10:01 PM (jyUxu)

632
Hoping my previous comment (36 about Epley's maneuver might help someone with vertigo.

The Epley Maneuver worked on me a couple of years ago. It's easy and you certainly can't beat the price.

Also, Emo Phillips.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at November 20, 2012 10:01 PM (lOmbq)

633 Uplifting:
my kid just showed me an Ipad app, Demolition Physics, which sets off simulated tactical nuc1ear explosions.

Posted by: John Stark Dark at November 20, 2012 10:01 PM (PALjS)

634 vertigo or BPV, a type of vertigo might be associated with TMJ disorder, but they might be competing diagnoses. For example, if a person has a painful, clicking TMJ (which is near the ear) a clinician may think that it could affect the ability of the inner ear to sense movement--thus resulting in vertigo or dizzy symptoms. A gal had mention the epley's maneuver up thread, there are also movements called Hall Pike maneuvers where a therapist will position or move a patients head and neck from seated to sidelying positions and try to mobilize the inner ear--there are tiny saccules and fluid that help us sense movement--sometimes they get stuck and these maneuvers can help free them up.

Posted by: tc at November 20, 2012 10:02 PM (wb4qc)

635 Deep Thought: Can pro-choice vegetarians eat eggs?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at November 20, 2012 10:02 PM (qBtUE)

636 @631

Rudel was shot down 32 times and lost a leg. Luftwaffe pilots caught behind Russian lines were usually shot on sight.

Posted by: history for 400 Alex at November 20, 2012 10:04 PM (Kflw4)

637 I winged a Hobo. And not just any Hobo, but the smarmy, entitled " this is what living green looks like" Ca Hobo.
Hey, he stepped back into my car while flipping me off. Sadly for him however he was smoking a joint so he overshot his step back.

Posted by: Christmasghost at November 20, 2012 10:04 PM (CkK+I)

638 629 - NO cut and paste skills, dayum. You tube BOOM LIKE THAT - Studio Exclusive one.

Posted by: Rural VA at November 20, 2012 10:06 PM (Lia4j)

639 Boobehs and fire, both good

Posted by: Mudshark at November 20, 2012 10:07 PM (8tx7y)

640 Once at a truckstop I found 100$ in 5 twenty dollar bills. It really cheered me up.

Posted by: Zaphod Beeblebrox at November 20, 2012 10:07 PM (Kflw4)

641 Lost 35 pounds since July 1 (size 12 to size 0). I ate as much as I wanted of everything except bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, and sugar. I'm never hungry, and feel great, especially since I thought women over 55 could not lose weight. Maybe this will keep Zero's death squads from killing me too soon.

Posted by: Lucy at November 20, 2012 10:08 PM (edpqu)

642 @641 The zerojugend death squads don't have side of the slide sights on their Glocks and will miss when they shoot gangsta style.

Posted by: Eugene Frenkle at November 20, 2012 10:10 PM (Kflw4)

643 629 Derak
Money for nuthin and yer Chicks for free is about McDonalds? Errr. uh. mkay.

No, that was a different song. In that one, he was in a store overhearing a couple of the workers talking about the MTV video playing on the store TV.

Posted by: rickl at November 20, 2012 10:11 PM (sdi6R)

644 I am the proud owner of an official AOSHQ black T-shirt.

It was in the early days of the blog, around the Paul Anka era. I used to buy lots of black t-shirts because that's what we had to wear under our flight suits.

Now it's sand/khaki t-shirts under the ABU's and flight suits.

Ace, you could make a bit of coin selling these. Lord knows you have enough peeps with design talents to make it happen.

Posted by: Phat at November 20, 2012 10:12 PM (BzuCR)

645 119
Those ridiculous Italian pronunciations are as annoying as those Spanish
pronunciations.We are in America,say it like an American.


Posted by: steevy at November 20, 2012 08:06 PM (9XBK2)
----------------------------------------------------------That's right. The proper pronunciation is "pusgetty". Silly Eye-talians.

Posted by: Chef-boy-ar-dee at November 20, 2012 10:14 PM (ILwW0)

646 643 - WIKI said lyrics were criticized for being sexist, racist, homophobic. GREAT backstory to that song, wrote part of it while in store

Posted by: Rural VA at November 20, 2012 10:17 PM (Lia4j)

647 I would be willing to put up a post on the weekends.

I realize no one knows me from fuck all, but I'm willing to help out.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 20, 2012 10:20 PM (BuSM8)

648 And I will also say I'm somewhat of an expert on bad movies. And I like long reviews.

That review of Prometheus Ace posted the other day? That was an introduction...

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at November 20, 2012 10:21 PM (BuSM8)

649 I find that walking in the woods for an hour every day with the dogs is satisfying both for mind and waistline. I treasure movie nights with my kids-watching an old movie- pets laying all around- serving up cookies on a Saturday night. Not too long and they will be off to college and I wonder how often I'll have movie nights with them after that?

Posted by: Timwi at November 20, 2012 10:37 PM (pdhxN)

650 393.....I finally learned from a website about housecleaning (flylady.net) to keep a lot of timers around. The loud beeping jolts my brain back into real-people time and keeps me on track. Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at November 20, 2012 08:57 PM (2KBjWThanks for that tip! I've favorited that webpage - I need all the help I can get in the"do-it-a-little-at-a-time"department.

Posted by: Snotnosed Nuclear Sonic Punk at November 20, 2012 10:38 PM (Y+woW)

651 501 The youth of France begin to fight back, if the whiners sniveling "all is lost" will just get the hell out of their way: http://tinyurl.com/addsyln

Thanks for sharing that DAve. Glad to see people waking up to the reality of things... maybe Europe (and the West) isn't quite lost...

Posted by: Smash'em at November 20, 2012 10:40 PM (7Foks)

652 Just watched Brave with my kid...I really enjoyed it. I detected Shakespearean themes throughout: Macbeth (obviously), Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet.

And there was no Prima Nocte.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 20, 2012 10:49 PM (3liWm)

653 Cheeeeesecake.....and eggplant parm...thank you God.

Posted by: Guido at November 20, 2012 10:54 PM (8EKcT)

654 I have passed through all the stages of grief, and now I accept the election. As someone said, maybe it's a blessing in disguise.

Now to my liberal friends who insist that Obama will make everything better with his tired leftist plans, I say, "Good. I hope you are right. Give him what he wants. He won." The debt? Poof! Moral hazard? Poof! But they will wreak their havoc one day: maybe not this year, but some day.

And then, like in all of history, things will get worse. Then they will get better. I decided acceptance was the only choice, because it clears my mind to see my actions and my future more clearly.

I haven't given up; I'm just waiting for Plan B to reveal itself.

Posted by: PJ at November 20, 2012 10:59 PM (ZWaLo)

655 652 Just watched Brave with my kid...I really enjoyed it. I detected Shakespearean themes throughout: Macbeth (obviously), Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet.

And there was no Prima Nocte.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at November 20, 2012 10:49 PM (3liWm)

Just got it from Netflix today and looking forward to it, I've heard a lot of great things about this film.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at November 20, 2012 11:06 PM (Rs1uj)

656 This is a poor quality audience recording from Berlin about a year ago, but it gives just a hint of a taste of a live Dylan show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7r4067rN_E

Posted by: rickl at November 20, 2012 11:11 PM (sdi6R)

657 ace, write a screenplay aimed at young people using comedy to reveal leftist hipocracy and stupidity. do a weekly thread to develop characters and ideas. it would be like waiting for your favorite show, and you will have had all week to come up with ideas.

Posted by: choogle at November 20, 2012 11:12 PM (4f1RC)

658 You should download this song (free MP3 from Stereogum), and then listen to it a lot:

http://tinyurl.com/7xywz3j

Posted by: AlphaBase1 at November 20, 2012 11:20 PM (eFZd5)

659 You should download this song "Don't Get Stuck (Proud Elephants)' by Delicate Steve - free MP3 from Sterogum.com:

http://tinyurl.com/7qh6to3

Posted by: AlphaBase1 at November 20, 2012 11:25 PM (eFZd5)

660 Recommendation:

That new Domino's pizza, the handmade pan pizza? Order that shit with extra sauce, pepperoni, and something else. It's fucking delicious.

Posted by: RJ at November 20, 2012 11:26 PM (5f8oG)

661 Really enjoyed this thread - just so OVER the political stuff - especially THIS week . . . life is good

Posted by: Rural VA at November 20, 2012 11:27 PM (Lia4j)

662 You should download the song 'Oblivion' by Grimes - is dancey. Free MP3 on Gorilla vs. Bear:

http://tinyurl.com/6zb6eae

Posted by: AlphaBase1 at November 20, 2012 11:32 PM (eFZd5)

663 Ace. Thanks for saying you are devastated by the election. Me too. I want to start a pub-tavern called the 'Patriot's Outpost' with nice nibbles, beer and new media all over the place, but have a stark, hungry decor. ( Like the days of the Revolution). Chess and darts should be in the forefront. Start one and duplicate it everywhere, particularly in the burbs. People need a place to flock together. I had a tavern once and I know what makes it work. It's usually a cause and a common idea.

Posted by: KAT FIN at November 20, 2012 11:35 PM (8nLbp)

664 You should download the song 'Bless This Mess' by David Bazan. Free MP3 download from Stereogum.com:

http://tinyurl.com/83rne8t

Posted by: AlphaBase1 at November 20, 2012 11:36 PM (eFZd5)

665 Day by Day Armageddon are the best zombie novels I've ever read. Other zombie novels suck dick compared to these.

Posted by: JustLikeDavidHasselhoff at November 20, 2012 11:41 PM (wWZWw)

666 These are the lyrics that go with #656:

Every step of the way we walk the line
Your days are numbered, so are mine
Time is pilin’ up, we struggle and we scrape
We’re all boxed in, nowhere to escape

City’s just a jungle; more games to play
Trapped in the heart of it, tryin' to get away
I was raised in the country, I been workin’ in the town
I been in trouble ever since I set my suitcase down

Got nothin' for you, I had nothin' before
Don’t even have anything for myself anymore
Sky full of fire, pain pourin’ down
Nothing you can sell me, I’ll see you around

All my powers of expression and thoughts so sublime
Could never do you justice in reason or rhyme
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long

Well, the devil’s in the alley, mule’s in the stall
Say anything you wanna, I have heard it all
I was thinkin’ 'bout the things that Rosie said
I was dreaming I was sleepin' in Rosie’s bed

Walkin' through the leaves, falling from the trees
Feelin' like a stranger nobody sees
So many things that we never will undo
I know you’re sorry, I’m sorry too

Some people will offer you their hand and some won’t
Last night I knew you, tonight I don’t
I need somethin’ strong to distract my mind
I’m gonna look at you ’til my eyes go blind

Well I got here followin' the southern star
I crossed that river just to be where you are
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long

Well my ship’s been split to splinters and it’s sinkin' fast
I’m drownin’ in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it’s light and it’s free
I’ve got nothin’ but affection for all those who’ve sailed with me

Everybody movin’ if they ain’t already there
Everybody got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interestin' right about now

My clothes are wet, tight on my skin
Not as tight as the corner that I painted myself in
I know that fortune is waitin’ to be kind
So give me your hand and say you’ll be mine

Well, the emptiness is endless, cold as the clay
You can always come back, but you can’t come back all the way
Only one thing I did wrong
Stayed in Mississippi a day too long

Copyright © 1997 by Special Rider Music

Posted by: rickl at November 20, 2012 11:46 PM (sdi6R)

667 I will be back tomorrow for gun time!

Now ya'all behave, and be good to each other.

Posted by: Judge Roy Bean at November 20, 2012 11:52 PM (Agmvd)

668
Happy Thanksgiving Ace et al (hi LauraW!).
Even in these darkening times I have much for which to be thankful.
I'm up doing prelim for Thursday, and tomorrow (later today when the sun comes back up) willbe cooking more and cleaning to welcome a good friend to our feast, which, while modest, is still epic in comparison to the fare of many around the planet.
Thanks to all who make it possible for us to do that here in what is still a wonderful place.
I am thankful.

Posted by: barbarausa at November 21, 2012 12:24 AM (WWeoI)

669 Could have at least thrown up a cheerleader pic for us, gosh.

Posted by: skinnydipinacid at November 21, 2012 12:25 AM (WuCLB)

670 @ 668, That sounds wonderful! I'm In China, no Turkey here! But I do have a good line on my daily R&R for T-Day. Rice and Rat meat! Its the only food here that will not frickin kill you!

Posted by: Judge Roy Bean at November 21, 2012 12:46 AM (Agmvd)

671 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IFQZyxxyyMfeature=youtu.be

Posted by: Timwi at November 21, 2012 12:59 AM (pdhxN)

672 Yes, and I love watching the light through the leaves. There are still some leaves up and near my house is a Maple tree with leaves so bright red they almost look neon. It's breathtaking.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 21, 2012 01:03 AM (gVYZk)

673 Thanks for your story about your cat, Llary. I loved it. I have taken in a stray over the past few weeks. She is now getting less skittish. I also just got a black kitten only a little larger than my palm. I haven't introduced them yet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 21, 2012 01:07 AM (gVYZk)

674 kEEP THE FAITH BRUTHA.

Posted by: jETHRO at November 21, 2012 01:10 AM (0M1K1)

675 I loved Dire Straits, but didn't know of Mark Knopfler since then. Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 21, 2012 01:13 AM (gVYZk)

676 I have crates full of Twinkies!

Who is buying?

It is an investment I tells ya!

They are good for 10,000 years!

Posted by: Judge Roy Bean at November 21, 2012 03:25 AM (JWv5P)

677 I like cake way more than steevy! My belly proves it!

Posted by: and irresolute at November 21, 2012 05:26 AM (DBH1h)

678 I like Turtles http://bit.ly/M2JMP

Posted by: ZombieKid at November 21, 2012 06:22 AM (6J+oK)

679 Good god, man! Get some stones! Print off a bunch of pictures of the Dear Leader, go to the f@ckin' range, tape them to the target and experience 90 rounds of blissful release....and stop bitching. You're sounding like a pussy, not a warrior.

Posted by: Manolo at November 21, 2012 07:58 AM (PttbO)

680
Happy Thanksgiving Judge Roy!
Now, on to pie!

Posted by: barbarausa at November 21, 2012 09:06 AM (WWeoI)

681 Chemjeff- If you are still reading this-

Re the house fund- you need more!!!! :-)

As we like to say with a weary eye…its always something. Happy Turkey Day.

Posted by: poljunkie at November 21, 2012 10:47 AM (XuiJf)






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