Saturday Morning Open Thread

I have a busy morning, but I'll be back this afternoon with the gun thread before settling in for the contest to determine who gets to play Notre Dame for the BCS national championship.

And by play I mean beat.

Posted by: Andy at 08:07 AM



Comments

1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Saturday, December 01, 2012. On this day in 2005 Vic had his last day being a cooperate stooge. Oh one other, the Kyoto scam started.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:08 AM (YdQQY)

2 Rhode Island founder’s code is deciphered. What did he say?

“The new discovery is remarkable on several levels, Widmer said.”

Well, we will have to wait for a real reporter beside AP.

http://is.gd/SNq1G2

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:08 AM (YdQQY)

3 DRONE crashes at civilian airports internationally. Among the problems repeatedly cited are pilot error, mechanical failure,
software bugs in the “brains” of the aircraft and poor coordination
with civilian air-traffic controllers.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 08:08 AM (BAnPT)

4 Lindsay Graham:

"Simply stated, the American people don’t want to close Guantanamo Bay, which is an isolated, military-controlled facility, to bring these crazy bastards that want to kill us all to the United States," the South Carolina Republican said Thursday during a debate on the Senate floor.

Too bad he will not say the same thing about Democrats.

http://is.gd/Vp6Ydc

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:08 AM (YdQQY)

5 LA judge says school voucher program is unhueylong.

http://is.gd/Fl9dgs

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:09 AM (YdQQY)

6 TX morons are first again.

http://is.gd/lBjE3I

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:09 AM (YdQQY)

7 Obama opposed to new pesky actions against Iran.

http://is.gd/T93fbs

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:09 AM (YdQQY)

8
Please someone explain to me the meaning of

JEF and TGF when referred to the retard in chief

Posted by: fromabroad at December 01, 2012 08:10 AM (rnV3B)

9 Too bad Ace. No more corned beef on rye at the Stage Deli. 75 years and its closing because “tastes have changed”.. Yeah what is said how does Obama’s ass taste?


http://is.gd/wucgbt

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:10 AM (YdQQY)

10 Threats against congressional tyrants haven spiked. BI scratches head.

http://is.gd/7VtlnQ

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:10 AM (YdQQY)

11

DAY 25

1,435 to go

Mayans, Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, McCain's, mutants, malcontents, miscreants, menstruating mons veneri and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:10 AM (XkWWK)

12 Democraps talking to the Hill: We are not commie assholes.

http://is.gd/DgYLSP

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:10 AM (YdQQY)

13 Group of six Maoist turds take a break from nibbling the peanuts from Marx’s turds to issue a new edict.


The progressive group also includes Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), John Conyers (D-Mich.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif).


The Hill says “also”; doesn’t say who is the primary smelly turd. And surprising no one; current proposed tax hikes are only the beginning.

http://is.gd/l2zXBW

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:11 AM (YdQQY)

14 Speaking of Maoist assholes, LA judge says allowing students to attend schools of their choice funded by vouchers is unconstitutional.

According to this site he and hairy Reid are great friends.


http://is.gd/r94qRg


http://is.gd/FjwQBM

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:12 AM (YdQQY)

15 The irony; it burns. Soros funded shithead heckles Valerie Jarret.

http://is.gd/Yp3V0N

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:12 AM (YdQQY)

16
Barbara Boxer shows us why CA voters are more stupid than she is.

http://is.gd/lqPxlm

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:13 AM (YdQQY)

17 Meanwhile Sheldon Whitehouse (C-RI) wants people who think AGW is a scam to be burned at the stake.

http://is.gd/emnDVK

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:13 AM (YdQQY)

18 Democrat Pat Caddell says Republican Party about to become Whigs thanks to Karl Rove and the like.

http://is.gd/cxBAf5

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:13 AM (YdQQY)

19 SEC! SEC! SEC!

Posted by: toby928© at December 01, 2012 08:14 AM (QupBk)

20 Convicted sex offender runs for JJJ’s seat. Does it matter that he is a child molester? No, he’s “bleck” as the movie goes.

http://is.gd/zSYNPA

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:14 AM (YdQQY)

21 My old ship will go down today. Captain Kirk will be there to ask Scotty to beam him up. Too bad, like the Big E, Scotty is dead.

http://is.gd/Sq87qn

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:14 AM (YdQQY)

22 9 Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:10 AM (YdQQY)


As a 52 year old Jew from Brooklyn, I can attest to the fact that a delicatessen, Jewish or otherwise, was located on almost every block, along with the corner candy store.

I was probably the last generation to play such games as stickball, stoop ball, box baseball, punchball (with the de rigeur Spal-deen or Pennsy Pinky), kick the can, Ring-o-lee-vee-o and pitching pennies as well as understand what an egg cream is or 2 cents plain.

Today, the deli and the corner candy store are all but extinct. Just like my youth and now my country.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:14 AM (XkWWK)

23 8. Jug Eared Fuck and That Fucking Guy.

Posted by: Max Wedge at December 01, 2012 08:15 AM (CfGGV)

24 Kindle Daily Deal:

Pines


This masterful thriller from best-selling novelist Blake Crouch tracks Secret service agent Ethan Burke on a mission in Wayward Pines, Idaho. He's there to recover two federal agents who went missing one month earlier, but each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew.


And that’s it for today.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:15 AM (YdQQY)

25
Tfg=that f'ing guy
JEF Jug Eared F*^

Posted by: wierdflunky at December 01, 2012 08:17 AM (tlhtD)

26 TFG = That F***ing Guy
JEF = Jug-eared F***

Posted by: Popcorn at December 01, 2012 08:17 AM (uIpSF)

27 Vic

I was about to ask - Enterprise being decomissioned today, after 52 years of service.

What think you about this? You served aboard in the 70's.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers at December 01, 2012 08:18 AM (Md8Uo)

28 Kick-the-Can.
I play with the kids at the campground, sometimes.
I have to explain the rules to them, but then they have a great time!
The other parents roll their eyes.

Posted by: twoplanker at December 01, 2012 08:20 AM (CbC5p)

29 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:14 AM (XkWWK)


One thing I miss about the city is the corner deli. The rest sux though.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:21 AM (YdQQY)

30 Last "named" sandwich from the Stage Deli:

The SCOAMF - Coney Island whitefish or "fluke," tongue of dog, with a shmear of soylent brown and wilted arugla on Russian Rye. The sandwich is pureed and force-fed down the gullet. Cost- "let me hold your wallet; what I finds I keeps and yo bus pass."


Last "named" drink at the Stage (named for Boehner):

The Cry-Baby: "Dry Sack, on the rocks"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:21 AM (XkWWK)

31 Free from sugary sweet sock!

Posted by: wierdflunky at December 01, 2012 08:22 AM (tlhtD)

32 We have been enduring an era of intolerable acts of our government
and much like Great Britain of the late 1700's which led to the convening
of the first continental congress, we are quickly coming to a point where
action will be necessary to reverse this condition and restore our rightful
place as free men and not slaves, because that is what the federal
government seeks to turn us into - SLAVES

The British government instituted the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts
as a way for the colonies to pay for their "fair share" of the costs of
maintaining the British Empire, we suffer under these same sentiments
and conditions as our rulers seek to increasingly burden the most productive
among us with confiscatory taxation and onerous regulation to pay for the
maintenance of the least productive among us under the guise of fairness.

I am calling on our so-called representatives to pledge the following

1 -We will not offer or sign onto any legislation that raises taxes, alters tax
rates, creates new taxes, raises fees, creates new fees or any scheme or
plan to increase monies flowing into the federal government from the
citizens, businesses and corporations of the United States wherever they
may reside.

2 - We will not offer or sign onto any legislation that creates and or
alters regulations, rules, codes that would impose a limit, constrain
a right, impose a duty, allocate a responsibility on any citizen, business
or corporation of the United States wherever they may reside.

3 - We will not offer or sign onto any legislation that would result in
the full implementation of the "Affordable Care Act"

4 - We will not allow to leave committee or confirm any judicial appointee
of the President of the United States.

5 - We will not offer or sign any legislation that creates any new agency, office,
czar or otherwise increases the size, scope and reach of the federal government.


This is what I want from my so-called representatives, I want them to stand
athwart these outrages and usurpations and yell - STOP!


We've made too many compromises already, signed onto too many grand bargains.

They seek to tax more and more and we compromise.

They seek to regulate and take away our liberty and we compromise.

Not again!

The line must be drawn here!

This far, no farther!

And we will make them pay for what they've done!


Posted by: General Woundwort at December 01, 2012 08:22 AM (0fxcV)

33
Democrat Pat Caddell says Republican Party about to become Whigs thanks to Karl Rove and the like.


--- Well at least we will be historical/

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at December 01, 2012 08:23 AM (R8hU8)

34 And speaking of SEC number 2 AL plays number 3 GA today. That is the National Championship.


Too bad the the damn SEC always knocks itself out.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:23 AM (YdQQY)

35 29 One thing I miss about the city is the corner deli. The rest sux though.
Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:21 AM (YdQQY)

Corned beef, pastrami, kosher dogs, knishes (kasha or potato), tongue, salami, baked apple...

Used to go to the corner deli every day after school to pick up a couple of hot dogs for my incapacitated grandmother to try and get her to eat something.

I think I am about to cry...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:24 AM (XkWWK)

36
IT'S GREAT TO BE A GEORGIA BULLDOG!

Posted by: wierdflunky at December 01, 2012 08:24 AM (tlhtD)

37 I woke up today fully intent on replacing a section of leaky copper pipe in our bathroom, but I've chickened out. If I can't fix it we don't have water.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 01, 2012 08:26 AM (85EaA)

38 "Cooperate stooge"? I guess you are just a regular stooge now.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 01, 2012 08:26 AM (ky8o3)

39 What think you about this? You served aboard in the 70's.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers at December 01, 2012 08:18 AM (Md8Uo)


Like me, its getting old.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:26 AM (YdQQY)

40 My old ship will go down today. Captain Kirk will be there to ask Scotty to beam him up. Too bad, like the Big E, Scotty is dead.http://is.gd/Sq87qn

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:14 AM


Damn. Just...



damn.

Posted by: otho at December 01, 2012 08:27 AM (yBF/9)

41 DRONE. As if there aren't toy models for lame brains to practice using before being handed joy sticks for the real deal. These idiots crashing drones, imagine how many unreported in the US incidents there are, mal-directed drones causing legitimate aircraft problems in traffic. Who the hell supervises the contractors awarded US tax funded Santa "gifted" drones for play time? Bigger is better, too big to fail higher echelon of idiots.

Not funny, "poor coordination with civilian air-traffic controllers" hardly spells it out well enough for the typical lame brain who reads those words and figures the only named entity is at blame, the civilian air-traffic controllers who are routinely NOT notified of drone flights, "authorized" or not. Blame the drone's pilot and the owner. Yet no US government, tax funded privately contracted names are ever afforded by the media for public knowledge.

And on incomplete investigations, Drudge for example only reads English, evidently, requiring waiting periods like 8 months to report in December international news from April, to bother mentioning in English "old" news. At some point, given the Drudge Report's financial success for example, you'd think he'd hire staff bilingual in other languages to translate reports from international sources in a timely fashion to be more competitive in the news industry.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 08:28 AM (BAnPT)

42 Used to go to the corner deli every day after school to pick up a couple
of hot dogs for my incapacitated grandmother to try and get her to eat
something.



You gonna make me cry this morning.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:28 AM (YdQQY)

43 42 You gonna make me cry this morning.
Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:28 AM (YdQQY)


Surprised no one has yelled at me yet for my daily DAYS TO GO countdown...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:30 AM (XkWWK)

44 BTW, that GA - AL game is at 4 pm. I suspect DiT will have us some sharp elbows.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:30 AM (YdQQY)

45 I saw a post here last weekend thatI found fascinating. It was a smug arrogant SEC fan commenting about smug arrogant Notre Dame fans. I'm rooting for SMOD but will surely be disappointed. Go Irish, I guess. They'll probably get killed by either Georgia or Alabama. Oh well, at least the Hokies are bowl bound. It will probably be the Aleutian Islands Bowlplaying Yukon State.

Posted by: puddleglum at December 01, 2012 08:30 AM (iMYzy)

46 As to my post at 30, do any of you know what a "Coney Island Whitefish" is?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:31 AM (XkWWK)

47 "Cooperate stooge"? I guess you are just a regular stooge now.


Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at December 01, 2012 08:26 AM (ky8o3)

No, I'm a drunk stooge now. May get in some porch rocker today. Its supposed to be warm.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:31 AM (YdQQY)

48 As to my post at 30, do any of you know what a "Coney Island Whitefish" is?

Gak! Rule #1 rule #1.

Posted by: toby928© at December 01, 2012 08:32 AM (QupBk)

49 I was probably the last generation to play such games as stickball,
stoop ball, box baseball, punchball (with the de rigeur Spal-deen or
Pennsy Pinky), kick the can, Ring-o-lee-vee-o and pitching pennies as
well as understand what an egg cream is or 2 cents plain.


Dude, those games are so lame. I kill playing Halo on my X-Box. Then I eat a box of Oreos to celebrate. I'd run outside to tell my friends, but Mom won't let me go there-it's scary. Plus, all my friends are inside playing X-Box.

Posted by: Blob of adiposity with moobs at age 8 at December 01, 2012 08:32 AM (6TB1Z)

50

Good little rant re: mexican immigrants and culture from Carolla, linked from the daily caller.

http://tinyurl.com/btorw6s

Nicely put.

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 08:33 AM (LpQbZ)

51 Oh well, at least the Hokies are bowl bound. It will probably be the Aleutian Islands Bowlplaying Yukon State.

Posted by: puddleglum at December 01, 2012 08:30 AM (iMYzy)

LOL, bowl BS. I saw an article in one of the SC papers last week that said GA will probably play Clemson in a bowl game.
Just one more argument or killing the bowl game bull shit.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:35 AM (YdQQY)

52 As to my post at 30, do any of you know what a "Coney Island Whitefish" is?



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:31 AM (XkWWK)


Well JJ, are you going to tell us?

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:36 AM (YdQQY)

53 50 Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 08:33 AM (LpQbZ)

Heard one he did about a year or so ago that was epic about the illegals selling flowers outside of Forest Lawn Cemetery and littering and causing a nuisance, etc. The cops totally ignore them, but he exceeds the speed limit by like 2 miles per hour and they pull him over to waterboard him.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:36 AM (XkWWK)

54 It's easy to thrash a football program at a university when you're playing for a university at a college football program.

Posted by: f2000 at December 01, 2012 08:37 AM (abiX9)

55 Used to go to the corner deli every day after school to pick up a couple

of hot dogs for my incapacitated grandmother to try and get her to eat

something.


You're in for it now. Nanny Bloomberg does not like this. You should have taken her wheat grass and some nice tree bark.

Posted by: pep at December 01, 2012 08:37 AM (6TB1Z)

56 52 Well JJ, are you going to tell us?
Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:36 AM (YdQQY)


Coney Island Whitefish = a used, discarded condom

Bon appetit!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:37 AM (XkWWK)

57 55 You're in for it now. Nanny Bloomberg does not like this. You should have taken her wheat grass and some nice tree bark.
Posted by: pep at December 01, 2012 08:37 AM (6TB1Z)


Meh. Under SCOAMF-care, I would have to set her on an ice-floe in the Bering Sea and wave bye-bye...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:38 AM (XkWWK)

58 I've been following the FCS playoffs. Way more entertaining and they have real actual playoffs. Plus Jackrabbits is an awsome nic (South Dakota State).

Posted by: puddleglum at December 01, 2012 08:38 AM (iMYzy)

59 What's wrong w/a Ga. Clemson bowl game? You a rooster booster?

Posted by: BignJames at December 01, 2012 08:38 AM (rlFQ+)

60 BCS will be a re-play of 1981 NC game. Bank on it.

Posted by: wierdflunky at December 01, 2012 08:40 AM (tlhtD)

61 I was probably the last generation to play such games as stickball,

stoop ball, box baseball, punchball (with the de rigeur Spal-deen or

Pennsy Pinky), kick the can

Not much for the others, but played a heck of a lot of kick the can over at my Grandparents house when I was growing up. Of course, they were depression era Kentucky transplants to suburbia that understood how to entertain themselves on the cheap. Wish a bit more of that stuck than did but happy for the memories.... Thanks for that reminder.

Posted by: f2000 at December 01, 2012 08:41 AM (abiX9)

62 Damn JJ you are sick.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:42 AM (YdQQY)

63 Look, I'm a big VaTech guy but the ACC sucks. Clemson would get crushed. I used to be a Penn State fan but after the Sandusky shit they can get bent. I hate to admit that I'm glad they had a good year. Too bad about the adults and thereembrace of unfathomable evil. Still blows my mind.

Posted by: puddleglum at December 01, 2012 08:42 AM (iMYzy)

64 Today is World AIDS Day. Don't forget to wear your red ribbon in commeration of a venerial disease.

Posted by: Libra at December 01, 2012 08:42 AM (kd8U8)

65 as well as understand what an egg cream is or 2 cents plain.

Egg cream sounds familiar but I don't recall 2 cents plain. Enlighten me, please.

Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 08:44 AM (zxitI)

66 Good morning rons. Well, it seems the party is over, the ice cream has melted and turned to shit. I have a job. I report to GE Nuclear monday morning at 8:00 AM.

BTW, bought my wife a Sig .380 and the slide is too hard for her and she needs something else. It's only had about 30 rounds ran through it total. I want to sell it.

And I look forward to watching the ass kicking Alabama is gonna put on Georgia today.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 08:44 AM (3Y7RV)

67 62 Damn JJ you are sick.
Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:42 AM (YdQQY)


Don't shoot the messenger! It is an expression! I suppose it is a bit early to use it though. But we are AOSHQ. We can hack it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:45 AM (XkWWK)

68 What's wrong with GA - Clemson? Number 3 against number 15 ring a bell?


and



I spent many hours playing kick the can, Tried to show my grandsons how to play it a few years back. Within 5 min they were bored because it didn't occur in front of a video screen.


Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:46 AM (YdQQY)

69 65 as well as understand what an egg cream is or 2 cents plain.

Egg cream sounds familiar but I don't recall 2 cents plain. Enlighten me, please.
Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 08:44 AM (zxitI)


Plain seltzer. For a nickel you got the chocolate syrup and milk to make the egg cream.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:46 AM (XkWWK)

70 Democrat Pat Caddell says Republican Party about to become Whigs thanks to Karl Rove and the like.

http://is.gd/cxBAf5
Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:13 AM (YdQQY)



There's a lot of bs in this piece. For example, gay marriage. The truth is, it is the libs that bring it up and push it in the conservative's faces. The truth is, when a state votes on it, say, like California, they vote against it.

The media and hollywood plays an enormous role in who is elected potus. That is why the senate and house seats are a bit more on the fair side on election day. There is not as much emphasis from the media in these races.

I think, in reality, Reagan was elected due to name/face recognition. It ended up being a pleasant surprise for many that he was a damn good American.

That is why the GOP cannot win the seat. It's a popularity contest, and the libs have the hold on that as far as tv, movie, news, magazines, etc. propaganda.

It's sad that American Idol chooses our leader.

Let's hope Rubio has the star power needed.

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 08:46 AM (LpQbZ)

71 "The long drawn out crisis; It's the Obama way."

Peggy Noonan gets a lot correct here

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 01, 2012 08:47 AM (v8RoL)

72 65 Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 08:44 AM (zxitI)

The nickel bought the egg cream AND a stick pretzel.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:48 AM (XkWWK)

73 As an Auburn alumnus, I'm supposed to (by family tradition) root for the remaining successful SEC teams and hope that the Tide, in particular,wins yet another National Championship.. However, in the dark recesses of my black heart, I wish somehow that they could both lose today. Gah. Gall and wormwood.

Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at December 01, 2012 08:48 AM (Pjq2D)

74 I don't know if they still have it but at the museum of science and industry in chicago they had an old fashion soda fountain set-up where you could buy the old sodas.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 08:49 AM (3Y7RV)

75 Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at December 01, 2012 08:48 AM (Pjq2D)

There has been many Romeo and Juliet stories caused in Alabama caused by the Bama Auburn rivelry.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 08:51 AM (3Y7RV)

76 50. You can spend all the money in the world on education. "Learning" comes down to the student studying and practicing the daily lessons until perfect AT HOME. It is not the taxpayers' responsibility to do the homework for the student. It can't work that way, even though we spend extra money for tutoring, pre-school, after-school-care, when/where "homework" is not rehearsed until perfected. I don't care how tired parents are after work, after dinner and cleaning. It remains the parents' job to parent, to supervise their child's progress. If the child is taught at home, they learn to be responsible individuals. Otherwise, not.

Flooding classrooms with students who don't even speak the common language, let alone achieved academic standards per grade, is a huge mistake. But really, citizenship is beside the point of "learning". US children are increasingly not learning academics because of parental lack of participation in their studies. Even if the courses at school are corrupted into brain dead mush, there's still independent reading and discussion at home. That's what dinners often provide time to learn, communication skills. It isn't as if kids want to admit their social pecking order while eating their vegetables. Better a story with a moral; Aesop's fables, a proverb, parable, myth or legend. Hence, philosophy, history and geography.

It isn't as if those traditions are taught at school any longer, replaced with utter materialism and immediate gratification with no sensibilities, little if any imagination, let alone thinking skills.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 08:53 AM (BAnPT)

77 Until I was in high school, we had an old drug store downtown that would still make old fashioned sodas. My junior year they replaced it with the set up you find in every gas station and Mc Donalds. They made the best strawberry soda and cherry coke.

Posted by: Ruby at December 01, 2012 08:54 AM (vt4Ip)

78 Good morning, everyone!

Vic, thanks for the news!

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 08:54 AM (GoIUi)

79 Insty has a link to an article in which the reader must decide if a particular item is a kitchen utensil or a sex toy. The second one is, I kid you not, a solar powered vibrator.

We're all going to hell.

Posted by: pep at December 01, 2012 08:54 AM (6TB1Z)

80 Posted by: Libra at December 01, 2012 08:42 AM (kd8U

According to some astrology site I was reading, I'm supposed to get along amazingly with the females of your clan.

Posted by: Icedog - another split personality Gemini at December 01, 2012 08:55 AM (9ScGj)

81 I don't know if they still have it but at the museum
of science and industry in chicago they had an old fashion soda
fountain set-up where you could buy the old sodas.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 08:49 AM (3Y7RV)



That is the only thing in Chicago that was worth a shit.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:56 AM (YdQQY)

82
@75: My family is split almost exactly down the middle. All of the unassuming, graceful in victory/humble in adversity relatives are War Eagles. All the assholes are not.
Bless their hearts.

Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at December 01, 2012 08:56 AM (Pjq2D)

83 We still have an old fashioned ice cream parlor. More flavors than Baskin Robbins, and for $1.50 you get a cone or a dish that is huge. I tell unsuspecting tourist children, "Trust me. Get the small..." The look on people's faces when they order a banana split for under five bucks at the amount of ice cream they get is priceless.

Posted by: Ruby at December 01, 2012 08:57 AM (vt4Ip)

84 62 Damn JJ you are sick.
Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 08:42 AM (YdQQY)



hehe, yea, he is.

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 08:58 AM (LpQbZ)

85 Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 08:54 AM (GoIUi)


You're welcome and good morning.,

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:01 AM (YdQQY)

86 panzerhorn, I collect examples of how totally ignorant Americans are of things that were common knowledge in my generation. Here are some:

1. A store manager who did not know Switzerland was in Europe
2. Reporters not knowing the Biblical allusion of the Israeli operation "Pillar of Cloud"
3. Two separate cashiers who could not figure 50% off without a calculator or the cash register
4. A teacher who did not know that we fought against Germany in WWI

I could go on. I am not amazed kids are drawn to video games. At least they understand the rules and the point and have some control. In the real world, they are so poorly educated that I imagine most of them go around in a state of perpetual bewilderment.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 09:02 AM (GoIUi)

87 I would kill for an old fashioned ice cream place here. But we do have a place that makes damn good milkshakes with real milk and ice cream.


Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:02 AM (YdQQY)

88 It's sad that American Idol chooses our leader.

**

In the plans from the beginning, prior to the last national census, the "American Idol" terminology actually instructed in print years in advance.

Politics, nothing new about propaganda. Tell the people what they want to hear. Or tell the people the most outlandish lie. Either way, they swallow. Gullibility vs. the bliss of ignorance.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 09:02 AM (BAnPT)

89 In the real world, they are so poorly educated that I imagine most of them go around in a state of perpetual bewilderment.
Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 09:02 AM (GoIUi)

Never thought of it that way. Good point.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:03 AM (3Y7RV)

90 Damn it must have sucked when the South seceded and that store went away.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 01, 2012 09:04 AM (85EaA)

91

Speaking of education...


Gov. Bobby Jindal’s ambitious charter school initiative struck down in court

A Louisiana judge struck down the state’s voucher program for charter schools, slamming the brakes on the most ambitious of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education reforms.

The tuition voucher unconstitutionally channeled public funds to private schools by allowing students to choose what school to attend, according to Louisiana District Court Judge Tim Kelley. The ruling is a victory for the Louisiana teachers’ union, which stridently opposed the voucher program since its inception last spring.


It's all about the kids, right unions? Yeah, right.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/30/jindal-charter-school-initiative-struck-down/#ixzz2DoDDA0nN

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 09:04 AM (LpQbZ)

92 3. Two separate cashiers who could not figure 50% off without a calculator or the cash register

Bet they couldn't make change either without the register telling them how much.

Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 09:05 AM (zxitI)

93 OSP, have your wife try this: hold slide still from top with one hand (not blocking ejection), and PUSH grip on bottom with the other hand. Usually works with less effort. Which hand does what will vary.

Posted by: texette at December 01, 2012 09:05 AM (RD/KP)

94 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 08:44 AM (3Y7RV)

what is your general location (re sig sale)

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 01, 2012 09:05 AM (Cnqmv)

95 87 I would kill for an old fashioned ice cream place here. But we do have a place that makes damn good milkshakes with real milk and ice cream.


Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:02 AM (YdQQY)



That's why I make my own ice cream, now. It's easy and it's pure.

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 09:06 AM (LpQbZ)

96 Posted by: beach a kindle at December 01, 2012 09:04 AM (LpQbZ)



Was there something wrong with #5

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:06 AM (YdQQY)

97 what is your general location (re sig sale)
Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 01, 2012 09:05 AM (Cnqmv)

S/E NC

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:06 AM (3Y7RV)

98 Go Dawgs!

Posted by: Buddha at December 01, 2012 09:07 AM (8NlUk)

99 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:14 AM

Enjoy a Nathan's Famous and a Yoo-Hoo while you still can, JJ....

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 01, 2012 09:07 AM (yKUrR)

100 93 OSP, have your wife try this: hold slide still from top with one hand (not blocking ejection), and PUSH grip on bottom with the other hand. Usually works with less effort. Which hand does what will vary.
Posted by: texette at December 01, 2012 09:05 AM (RD/KP)

Good advice, but she has weak hands from a nerve problem.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:07 AM (3Y7RV)

101 Notre Dame isn't Romney. They will put up a fight.

Posted by: alans at December 01, 2012 09:07 AM (V2OI+)

102 That's why I make my own ice cream, now. It's easy and it's pure.

Posted by: beach a kindle at December 01, 2012 09:06 AM (LpQbZ)


That sou8nds like work cranking that old handle.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:07 AM (YdQQY)

103 93 OSP, have your wife try this: hold slide still from top with one hand (not blocking ejection), and PUSH grip on bottom with the other hand. Usually works with less effort. Which hand does what will vary.
Posted by: texette at December 01, 2012 09:05 AM (RD/KP)



...

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 09:07 AM (LpQbZ)

104 87 In Texas we're fortunate to have Blue Bell ice cream (from Brenham) that sells to neighboring states. The natural vanilla bean is as close to the best ever as you can buy -- no corn syrup, crappy guar gum or xanthan gum. My dad was a dairyman and we grew up hand cranking homemade ice cream for special occasions, family reunions, etc.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 09:08 AM (BAnPT)

105 68 What's wrong with GA - Clemson? Number 3 against number 15 ring a bell?

Ga. wont be #3 after today....besides, it's about money and this would be a money match-up.

Posted by: BignJames at December 01, 2012 09:08 AM (rlFQ+)

106 8, I like that contribution of yours, RiC

Posted by: Al at December 01, 2012 09:08 AM (V70Uh)

107 #89 The fact kids don't know things really bothers me. My grandchildren are always miles ahead of everyone else because they have parents who read and they read as well.

But they always have stories about people in school who don't know basic stuff.

It is good to know things just because it brings richness to your life, and enables you to make connections and negotiate through the world.


Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 09:09 AM (GoIUi)

108

I let her play with a Walther P22. She really liked it. I'll have to put stingers in it and teach her to Triple tap.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:09 AM (3Y7RV)

109 If GA beats AL they should go to number 1. So yes, they will not be 3.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:09 AM (YdQQY)

110 104 87 In Texas we're fortunate to have Blue Bell ice cream (from Brenham) that sells to neighboring states. The natural vanilla bean is as close to the best ever as you can buy -- no corn syrup, crappy guar gum or xanthan gum. My dad was a dairyman and we grew up hand cranking homemade ice cream for special occasions, family reunions, etc.
Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 09:08 AM (BAnPT)

Blue Bell is the best...imho.

Posted by: BignJames at December 01, 2012 09:09 AM (rlFQ+)

111 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:06 AM (3Y7RV)

thanx--too far for me to drive. you should have no problem selling it tho'

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 01, 2012 09:10 AM (Cnqmv)

112 Dang hedge monkey

Posted by: BignJames at December 01, 2012 09:11 AM (rlFQ+)

113 thanx--too far for me to drive. you should have no problem selling it tho'
Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 01, 2012 09:10 AM (Cnqmv)


FEDEX?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:11 AM (3Y7RV)

114 The fact kids don't know things really bothers me. My grandchildren are always miles ahead of everyone else because they have parents who read and they read as well.

But they always have stories about people in school who don't know basic stuff.

It is good to know things just because it brings richness to your life, and enables you to make connections and negotiate through the world.


Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 09:09 AM (GoIUi)



America succeeded so well, it was forgotten how we got there.

Everyone became spoiled, and lazy. The "it couldn't possibly end" mentality. "Someone else will take care of it."

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 09:12 AM (LpQbZ)

115 JJ, I look forward to your countdown every day. It keeps me believing there really is an end to this national nightmare and that shrew he married.


Posted by: MoKim at December 01, 2012 09:13 AM (kprEX)

116 FEDEX?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet,


Last year I tried to buy some of those marshmallow shooters from Amazon. They couldn't ship to MD because the toy had 'gun' in the name.

Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 09:14 AM (zxitI)

117 In a further effort to lighten the gloom, WZ has a story that the Norks have discovered a Unicorn Lair. No word on when Obama's team will arrive to look for previously overlooked caches of Skittles.

Posted by: pep at December 01, 2012 09:14 AM (6TB1Z)

118 marshmallow shooters????



You should be ordering Goetz caramels from their factory. I used to order those by the case until I lost all my teeth.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:16 AM (YdQQY)

119 Last year I tried to buy some of those marshmallow shooters from Amazon. They couldn't ship to MD because the toy had 'gun' in the name.
Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 09:14 AM (zxitI)


Wow, and there is no war on the second amedment.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:17 AM (3Y7RV)

120 Enjoy a Nathan's Famous and a Yoo-Hoo while you still can, JJ....
Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 01, 2012 09:07 AM (yKUrR)


Nathan's is still shuttered thanks to Sandy. Is Yoo-Hoo going under again?! Sheesh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 09:17 AM (XkWWK)

121 Bet they couldn't make change either without the register telling them how much.
Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 09:05 AM (zxitI)
Heh, you know I used to work at a McDonalds, and let me tell you when you're trying to clear 1-2 orders/minute (from taking to change) it's actually a lot harder to determine change at that speed than you'd think.That's why the fluster when the machine would choke on us. Yeah I can do it (I can do advanced calculus too) but it's going to take more than the 3.5 seconds I've alloted to it. (Plus now my tempo is totally off.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 09:19 AM (GaqMa)

122 43
Surprised no one has yelled at me yet for my daily DAYS TO GO countdown...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:30 AM (XkWWK)




Yell at you? I love it.


Oh.....and....



S E C.....Cause We're Better Than You

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 09:20 AM (GEICT)

123 Last year I gave a girl at the cash register a five dollar bill and a dime for $4.10 order. She stared at it like I dropped a dog turd in her hand.....then she handed me 10 dimes! I asked her what she was doing, and she replied, "Uh, I thought you wanted dimes". ...and then I killed her...it was the merciful thing to do.

Posted by: Icedog - another split personality Gemini at December 01, 2012 09:21 AM (9ScGj)

124 Folks I only made it through the first Godfather movie yesterday so I will have to catch up today before wifey gets home.


But I did notice one thing in the movie. In the first Clemesa scene at his house there is an A/C unit sitting n an upstairs window. Did they have A/C window units in 1946 in NYC?

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:21 AM (YdQQY)

125 115 JJ, I look forward to your countdown every day. It keeps me believing there really is an end to this national nightmare and that shrew he married.

Posted by: MoKim at December 01, 2012 09:13 AM (kprEX)


Well, I'm not going to be a Pollyanna. Things are going to get worse and will be tough even if we win in 2016.

Just try to live your life and take joy in your family and friends and whatever you enjoy doing. And have faith that it we have the power to save our nation. It starts in your own heart and head and it grows from there.

If my mother could survive 15 months of forced labor and death marches, we can endure whatever is to come.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 09:21 AM (XkWWK)

126 Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:21 AM (YdQQY)

You are every directors nightmare. Good on ya.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:22 AM (3Y7RV)

127 You should be ordering Goetz caramels from their factory. I used to order those by the case until I lost all my teeth.

I would but I'm afraid they'd pull the fillings out of my teeth! I promised the son of a co-worker I'd introduce him to fireballs and discovered they've disappeared from the candy aisle. Had to order them online so I bought a pound of 'em.

Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 09:23 AM (zxitI)

128 S E C.....Cause We're Better Than You

at providing players with students willing to take final exams on their behalf.

Posted by: f2000 at December 01, 2012 09:24 AM (abiX9)

129 124 Folks I only made it through the first Godfather movie yesterday so I will have to catch up today before wifey gets home.


But I did notice one thing in the movie. In the first Clemesa scene at his house there is an A/C unit sitting n an upstairs window. Did they have A/C window units in 1946 in NYC?
Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:21 AM (YdQQY)

Vic. First of all, is this the first time you've seen the movie?!

Second, no, I don't believe window AC units were around until probably the late 50's, so good eyes!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 09:24 AM (XkWWK)

130 That sounds like work cranking that old handle.

The new ones are pretty cool and little work involved. I bought a Cuisinart over the summer. You stick the mixing bowl into the freezer for like 24 hours. Then pour the ingredients in, turn it on, and in about 20 minutes you pull the handle, spin the cone, and you've got instant soft ice cream. You can even have sprinkles or chocolate chips flow out along with the ice cream.

For a little more then fifty bucks it's a nice little kitchen gadget. I also figured out that 'half & half' works just as well as heavy cream and milk. Works out to the same percentage of fat and costs a lot less.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 09:24 AM (feFL6)

131 If my mother could survive 15 months of forced labor and death marches, we can endure whatever is to come.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 09:21 AM (XkWWK)


When I hear from the assholes who deny that shit and think about the shit like your mother went through it makes me want to actually and truthfully kill some people.

You ARE going to make me cry this morning.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:25 AM (YdQQY)

132 at providing WELL PAID EX INMATES with students willing to take final exams on their behalf.
Posted by: f2000 at December 01, 2012 09:24 AM (abiX9)


FIFY

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:25 AM (3Y7RV)

133 86. Miss Marple, " I am not amazed kids are drawn to video games. At least they understand the rules and the point and have some control."

And "game" format provides perfect access to opening knowledge for the player. The game is the teacher, the player the student.

Moron programmers, "it's for the children". Making your fortune along the marketing way is the icing on your cake. Living within an educated society is the cake.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 09:26 AM (BAnPT)

134 Vic. First of all, is this the first time you've seen the movie?!



LOL shirley you jest

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:27 AM (YdQQY)

135 But I did notice one thing in the movie. In the first Clemesa scene at his house there is an A/C unit sitting n an upstairs window. Did they have A/C window units in 1946 in NYC?


Vic, window units were first available in the 30's. So it's possible.


http://tinyurl.com/2ufkdwz

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 09:27 AM (GEICT)

136 Last year I gave a girl at the cash register a five dollar bill and a dime for $4.10 order. She stared at it like I dropped a dog turd in her hand.....then she handed me 10 dimes! I asked her what she was doing, and she replied, "Uh, I thought you wanted dimes". ...and then I killed her...it was the merciful thing to do.Posted by: Icedog - another split personality Gemini at December 01, 2012 09:21 AM (9ScGj)OK you win, that's just stupid. Now what does throw off your game is when someone's bill is like 3.38 and they give you the 3 pennies to get back 65 cents instead of 62. Yes I understand what you're doing (effectively changing in 5 pennies for a nickel) but it's not a standard change output and when you do it after I've already started couting out the 62 cents, (again, breaking my flow) I'm going to suddenly need a new roll of nickels to make that work. Before I open my draw you can give me whatever the hell money you want. FLOW MAN, FLOW.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 09:28 AM (GaqMa)

137 26 TFG = That F***ing Guy
JEF = Jug-eared F***
Posted by: Popcorn at December 01, 2012 08:17
_ _ _ _ _ _
Thanks, I've been meaning to ask the same question.

Posted by: John Stark Dark at December 01, 2012 09:29 AM (PALjS)

138 when you're trying to clear 1-2 orders/minute (from taking to change)
it's actually a lot harder to determine change at that speed than you'd
think.


I thought every cashier knew the trick. You don't determine change. If you're handed $15 to pay for an order of $11.57 you start counting up as you take money out of the drawer: 11.58 is one penny, 11.59 another, and so on until you get to $15. No subtracting 11.57 from $15 is required.

Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 09:29 AM (zxitI)

139 Hey JJ, something else I noticed since I am watching it in HD now. When Michael shoots the first hood in that NYC restaurant you can see the blood spray out the back side of his head. Cool, I never saw that before either.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:29 AM (YdQQY)

140 132 at providing WELL PAID EX INMATES with students willing to take final exams on their behalf.
Posted by: f2000 at December 01, 2012 09:24 AM (abiX9)


FIFY

SEC used to be called the "knucklehead conference"

Posted by: BignJames at December 01, 2012 09:30 AM (rlFQ+)

141 That sounds like work cranking that old handle.
**

You'd better believe it. That was dad's job. But sitting on the salted ice hurt to hold it down, too. That's where all the kids taking turns freezing our ass made having a big family pay off. /

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 09:30 AM (BAnPT)

142 On the education front, the failure of my 7th grade aspy child's private school has forced us in another direction. Virtual school. Liberty University has a fine program for parents that want to home school but do not have the time or skills. It's pretty awesome stuff.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:31 AM (3Y7RV)

143 SEC used to be called the "knucklehead conference"



Now we call it Home to National Championships

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 09:31 AM (GEICT)

144 Now we call it Home to National Championships

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 09:31 AM (GEICT)


Hehehe, don't the big ten and the MFM hate it.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:32 AM (YdQQY)

145 144 ESPN sure does.

Posted by: wierdflunky at December 01, 2012 09:33 AM (tlhtD)

146 I imagine most of them go around in a state of perpetual bewilderment BLISS.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 09:33 AM (eZgIK)

147 Verizon has been dropping a bunch of channels from my TV line up. They finally added one, but for some reason I've got the feeling I won't be watching...

"Halogen TV is an empowering television network that entertains and motivates individuals looking to be the change they want to see in the world."

It looks like something they cribbed from the bumper stickers on a moonbats Volvo.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 09:33 AM (feFL6)

148 That is the only thing in Chicago that was worth a shit.

Now, now Vic, all the museums are nice. Although whenever I get to the Shedd Aquarium I wonder if the big whale/dolphin tank with a huge glass window view of Lake Michigan isn't just taunting.

Posted by: DaveA at December 01, 2012 09:33 AM (Xefrb)

149 144 Hehehe, don't the big ten and the MFM hate it.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:32 AM (YdQQY)



Icing on the cake.


Btw, you see my link about the window units?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 09:33 AM (GEICT)

150 I wonder what the graduation percentage would be w/out Vandy?

Posted by: BignJames at December 01, 2012 09:34 AM (rlFQ+)

151 #138 Counting back change is no longer taught in school. It was part of the curriculum when I was in grade school.

When I work the church festival I amaze youngsters with being able to count back their change accurately. They think it is a magic trick.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 09:34 AM (GoIUi)

152 Cool, I never saw that before either.


Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:29 AM


What we need: a "Vic watches the Godfather for the first time" thread!

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 01, 2012 09:34 AM (yKUrR)

153 Virtual school. Liberty University has a fine program for parents that want to home school but do not have the time or skills. It's pretty awesome stuff.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Thanks!

Posted by: John Stark Dark at December 01, 2012 09:35 AM (PALjS)

154
Me at a local pub: I'll have a pint of your Red Ale
Server girl: I'm sorry, we only have 16 oz. glasses

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 01, 2012 09:35 AM (85EaA)

155 131 Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:25 AM (YdQQY)

Vic, I can't accept what's happening. If for no other reason than for my mom and for my uncle who gave his life for this country.

I will leave you with this story. In the 8 hour documentary "Shoah," Claude Lanzmann interviews the only 2 survivors from the 400,000 killed at Sobibor. One of them is a man with a beautiful smile, and after he tells the story of pulling his dead wife and daughters from a gas chamber, he is sobbing his eyes out. Some time later, when the interview continues and this man has composed himself, Lanzmann is incredulous and asks him "how is it you have such a beautiful smile? How can you smile after what you have been through?" And the man simply replies "what do you want me to do, cry for the rest of my life?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 09:36 AM (XkWWK)

156 I'm pretty sure the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has a more or less mint condition type IX U-boat in their basement. That would be worth a trip.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 01, 2012 09:36 AM (BF5Y9)

157 154
Me at a local pub: I'll have a pint of your Red Ale
Server girl: I'm sorry, we only have 16 oz. glasses
Posted by: USS Diversity at December 01, 2012 09:35 AM (85EaA)

deserves rim shot

Posted by: BignJames at December 01, 2012 09:36 AM (rlFQ+)

158
Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 09:29 AM (zxitI)

Two points. 1) You become trained on the technology you have, not what they had 15 years ago. 2) Even that still is too slow for the speed they want you to accomplish in fast food these days. (Well I stopped working there 9 years ago, soperhaps Credit card has changed the speed aspect some.)
It becomes a point though we're you're no longer even thinking change. You basically memorize the movements for the common results of transactions (especially easy to do in fast food where prices are fairly similar). So when you see the change pop up there in your example you don't think "43 cents in change" you're body just processes "hit the pennies 3 times, nickel one, dime one, quarterone."
So while I may not have been great that the fast math (or even the fast countup) I could clear 100+ orders an hour (and when consider the customer ordering is the slow part of that transaction...)
Tradeoffs. That's why something that breaks flow is so staggaring.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 09:37 AM (GaqMa)

159 155

Correction: Chelmno, not Sobibor.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 09:37 AM (XkWWK)

160 Yeah I saw it. But I wasn't trying to say they were not available in 1946. I just didn't see one until the early 60s.


Back in my salad years A/C was big swamp coolers on the top of major stores. They didn't work real good when the normal humidity was 99%

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:37 AM (YdQQY)

161 156 I'm pretty sure the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has a more or less mint condition type IX U-boat in their basement. That would be worth a trip.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 01, 2012 09:36 AM (BF5Y9)


Been through it more than once. It's neat the way they have it set up.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:37 AM (3Y7RV)

162 I worked at a bookstore in the late Nineties that had gone to an all-electronic point-of-sale/inventory system. Not as easy aslaser-y/beepy as today'ssystems, but pretty high-tech. Holy God, when we lost power (which in a converted mill building in the middle of New England, happened once or twice per season) the younger kids were helpless. We had a system in place so that cashiers could manually accept credit cards/gift certificates/process returns, etc., and the kids, generally college students or even college grads, would just stare at the paperwork/slips and then wistfully back at their keyboard. Me and the other "old" people ended up taking over the front of the store whenever a storm hit.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 01, 2012 09:38 AM (tkoGU)

163 Me at a local pub: I'll have a pint of your Red Ale
Server girl: I'm sorry, we only have 16 oz. glasses
--------------------------------------


Me: That's OK, come here and I will guess your weight.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:39 AM (YdQQY)

164 Me and the other "old" people ended up taking over the front of the store whenever a storm hit.
Posted by: Lincolntf at December 01, 2012 09:38 AM (tkoGU)


That's why when the SHTF most of them will be pig food.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:40 AM (3Y7RV)

165 160 Yeah I saw it. But I wasn't trying to say they were not available in 1946. I just didn't see one until the early 60s.


Back in my salad years A/C was big swamp coolers on the top of major stores. They didn't work real good when the normal humidity was 99%
Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:37 AM (YdQQY)




Gotcha. Hell, I'm in Florida, my dad graduated high school in 72 and he talks about not having AC in the classrooms.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 09:40 AM (GEICT)

166 Quite a few of them look baffled when you hand them extra when they thought they were going to have to clean out their 1's slot and the machine says they need to give back a sawbuck and nickle rather than a fiver, 4 1's and a nickle.

I've had some remark "how did you do that?" ...like it was FM.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 09:40 AM (eZgIK)

167 If you blow on this I'll guess your blood alcohol content.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 01, 2012 09:42 AM (85EaA)

168 Gotcha. Hell, I'm in Florida, my dad graduated high school in 72 and he talks about not having AC in the classrooms.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 09:40 AM (GEICT)


Hahahaha, A/C in schools??? I graduated in 1969 and never saw one.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:42 AM (YdQQY)

169 Hahahaha, A/C in schools??? I graduated in 1969 and never saw one.
Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:42 AM (YdQQY)

I graduated in 82, we didn't have AC.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:43 AM (3Y7RV)

170 Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 09:37 AM (GaqMa)

Yeah, I could see that pretty easily. I guess there's also the matter of dishing out the right number of quarters/dimes etc.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 01, 2012 09:43 AM (csi6Y)

171 149
Btw, you see my link about the window units?


Over the years, air-conditioning has been credited with the survival of institutions and industries: the heat-sensitive world of computer networks; the U.S. federal government, which often had to shut down in swampy Washington, D.C., before the embrace of man-made coolness

Great. So air conditioning contributed to big government. Talk about unintended consequences.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 09:43 AM (sdi6R)

172 142-OldSailor'sPoet- You have a child with Asperger's too? My 6th grade daughter has Aspergers, and the wonderful world of middle school is kicking our butts. Fortunately, her new school is working well with us, and she is in a class with 20 of the nicest kids you could ever hope to meet. (and two who will grow up to be real jerks, but oh well.) But the homework and the dealing with girl problems is a killer. When they have a disagreement at lunch, she really thinks her friends will never talk to her again. She's always amazed that by the end of the day or the next morning it's like nothing ever happened.

Posted by: Ruby at December 01, 2012 09:45 AM (vt4Ip)

173 The campaign for Obama's library is about to begin. Chue will have to hannd out more solar energy loans, only the requirement will be for library donations instead of donations to the Obama campaign.

I think it will be in Chicago, because Valerie.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 09:45 AM (GoIUi)

174 For a little more then fifty bucks it's a nice little kitchen gadget. I also figured out that 'half & half' works just as well as heavy cream and milk. Works out to the same percentage of fat and costs a lot less.
Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 09:24 AM (feFL6)



I have the same, a Cuisinart, and it's great.

Try the frozen yogurt, too. With fresh berries, yum.

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 09:46 AM (LpQbZ)

175 Great. So air conditioning contributed to big government. Talk about unintended consequences.
Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 09:43 AM (sdi6R)



It's also why I've got so many ex-yankee neighbors.

Posted by: BignJames at December 01, 2012 09:46 AM (rlFQ+)

176 162 I stopped an entire Sports Authority with a 15% off coupon.
No one there could figure 15% of $688 and the register didn't have a function for it.
When I told them it was $103.2 for a total of $584.80 the manager said "No, that's wrong." so I did the math on paper for them and they were amazed.
They. Were. College. Graduates.

Posted by: Dept of Accuracy at December 01, 2012 09:46 AM (+I8Mq)

177 "I thought every cashier knew the trick. You don't determine change."

That's the way I was taught, damn near impossible to make a mistake that way.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 01, 2012 09:46 AM (GZitp)

178 Been through it more than once. It's neat the way they have it set up.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:37 AM


If you can find it, get a copy of "U-505" by Rear Adm. Dan Gallery, who led the crew that captured that sub and was involved in moving it to Chicago. It's an entertaining read.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at December 01, 2012 09:47 AM (yKUrR)

179 Great. So air conditioning contributed to big government. Talk about unintended consequences.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 09:43 AM (sdi6R)


One of the great old things I really miss is "Thursday shopping" with mom. Our next to the last stop was the old 5 n 10 cent store McConnels. They had high ceilings with the old hanging fans.
We would sit at the lunch counter and eat hot dogs. We were in hog heaven.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:47 AM (YdQQY)

180 Posted by: Ruby at December 01, 2012 09:45 AM (vt4Ip)

Yep, sometimes there is no difference, other times it's hell. She doesn't deal with noise and chaos well. We can't go to resteraunts with her after 5:00. Too loud. She doesn't understand sarcasm, everything is litteral. She never bonded with me, she doesn't hug or kiss me much less touch me ever. For my birthday last year she gave me a hug. It brought me to tears.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:49 AM (3Y7RV)

181 JJ Sefton
Boychick,
Four words for you: Black and White cookies

Posted by: TexasJew at December 01, 2012 09:49 AM (lD8ju)

182
Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at December 01, 2012 09:43 AM (csi6Y)
I've worked Hi-Tech fast food, and fundraisers with nothing more then a cashbox (and some paper). I can do both with fair accuracy, and reasonably fast. But I'm not going to clear change in literally 5 seconds with the cashbox. Kudos to anyone who can do that, but I can't. And 10-15 seconds to change in fast food is the difference between front line and lobby cleanup.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 09:50 AM (GaqMa)

183 179 One of the great old things I really miss is "Thursday shopping" with mom. Our next to the last stop was the old 5 n 10 cent store McConnels. They had high ceilings with the old hanging fans.
We would sit at the lunch counter and eat hot dogs. We were in hog heaven.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:47 AM (YdQQY)



Sit at a counter? Racist!

Eat hot dogs? What was the transfat content???

Hog heaven? That's offensive to our Muslim brothers. You're now going to jail.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 09:50 AM (GEICT)

184 Folks gotta go. mbbl when sharp elbows hit.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:51 AM (YdQQY)

185
We would sit at the lunch counter and eat hot dogs. We were in hog heaven.
=======
Woolworth's had that. I still remember how the grill smelled.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 01, 2012 09:51 AM (85EaA)

186 If my mother could survive 15 months of forced labor and death marches, we can endure whatever is to come.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 09:21 AM (XkWWK)



Americans are so shielded from the world, and even 9-11 didn't wake them up. Our watered borders, and alliance with Canada have helped to keep many naive and safe. But, it's a new world, now.

My parents and I traveled to see the War Museum in Ottawa, Canada this year, and my parents were saying the same: "people need to remember this stuff."

The museum covers all the major wars, and even has a lower level filled with old tanks, and other vehicles, including a nazi one man sub, as well as those big mines they threw in the water. Stunning to see in person versus a book, or documentary.

My dad was US Navy, submarine, and he was impressed.

I had never seen a museum completely dedicated to the wars before. It's worth the trip.

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 09:51 AM (LpQbZ)

187 Andy......you can suck it.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at December 01, 2012 09:52 AM (E1Vkf)

188 Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 09:50 AM (GEICT)


LOL, it was racist back in GA in those days in the 50s. But there were blacks there behind the counter making those hot dogs.

but I gotta go.

Posted by: Vic at December 01, 2012 09:52 AM (YdQQY)

189 Did Vic kill the comments?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 09:55 AM (GEICT)

190 My husband says the lack of physical contact with her is the hardest thing for him. He's a very huggy kind of guy, and the fact that she will never initiate that kind of contact is really difficult for him. The kids in her class are super protective of her, and a couple of them have gotten really good at telling when she's on edge and can calm her down. Her old school, she was pretty much the butt of everyone's joke and the kids would go out of their way to provoke her. The teacher wouldn't see them, but there is no way you can miss one of her meltdowns. Last year when we switched schools was the first time in years I haven't worried on a daily basis about how her day was going and what I was going to hear about next. I'm sad we waited so long to pull her out.

Posted by: Ruby at December 01, 2012 09:56 AM (vt4Ip)

191 where's everybody gone?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 01, 2012 09:57 AM (85EaA)

192 Good morning, 'Rons & 'Ettes!

An early Saturday gift for the 'Rons
http://scoamf.us/Kate

Posted by: Boomer Redneque knows Mohammad was a goat-fucking kiddie-raper at December 01, 2012 09:57 AM (eQnzo)

193 Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 09:02 AM (GoIUi)

The supermarket where we shop has a "100%" ID policy for alcohol purchases. So even though my craggy mug is obviously over 21 I still show my license. For fun I've started offering the cashiers a buck if they can tell me who was POTUS the year I was born (195.

I've been doing this over three years now and I haven't had to pay off yet.

Sad.

Posted by: Nighthawk at December 01, 2012 09:58 AM (paPv4)

194 more or less mint condition type IX U-boat in their basement.

Alright who Eastwooded the U-boat off the lawn?

http://tinyurl.com/5gjusw

Posted by: DaveA at December 01, 2012 09:58 AM (Xefrb)

195 1958

Posted by: Nighthawk at December 01, 2012 09:59 AM (paPv4)

196 Funny stupid.

Politically, major factions of society are STILL staying stuck on stupid bickering between literalism and revisionism when neither has kept up with science now quantum.

Public education textbooks are every bit as inadequate as the CERTIFIED public educator entrenched in mandates.

Home School Cooperatives, the way of the future. Tons of internet tutorials available already, including the Khan Academy online library of videos.

Really, if you're going to the bother of having a child (aside from sharing love, it is truly a massive responsibility to raise a baby into a person) why bother dumping the child at the public sewer of human waste, aka public schools? If it's "social interaction" is THAT the sort of society you in which really want your child to "belong"? Gangs and thugs, dopes and nerds. Even the (Evangelical "Bible") Christian private schools are an academic hoax, hence financial ripoff. I knew middle school students taking Latin who did not know that was the language of the Romans, and had no idea who the Romans were until I reminded them who nailed Jesus to the Cross. Even after reminding them periodically, these "bright" students failed to remember that Latin was the language of the Romans, the civilization that "ruled the world" when Jesus was alive. Nice parents, wealthy father with stay-at-home mother, loving home. But the "learning" was expected to magically transpire via paid lessons. The eldest actually studied as taught. The younger children fooled around, wasting study time practicing their initial mistakes, refusing to "learn" as taught accurately.

There's all kinds of stupid. But to reinforce mistakes with rewards for "effort" really blows. A trophy for losing. A trophy for showing up (unprepared), a trophy for pay off, marking time. "Participation?" to foolishly promote miscreants and ego obesity. Gang members "participate" and get rewarded, too. Certainly no discipline in virtue, no logic, no insight. But "belonging" us vs. them.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 09:59 AM (BAnPT)

197 Out of Pixy limbo finally???

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:00 AM (1OZSU)

198 Woo hoo!!! Hey Morons, 'sup?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:00 AM (1OZSU)

199 198 Woo hoo!!! Hey Morons, 'sup?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:00 AM (1OZSU)


Hard dicks and Airplanes.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 10:01 AM (3Y7RV)

200 150> Not as high as the NFL draft selections I am sure

Posted by: Jimmy at December 01, 2012 10:02 AM (eD56C)

201 Four words for you: Black and White cookies
Posted by: TexasJew at December 01, 2012 09:49 AM (lD8ju)


Oh yes!

I finally found a recipe to replicate them. The turned out perfect.

My grandparents used to always bring them "up from the city" on weekends when they visited.

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 10:02 AM (LpQbZ)

202 When curing bacon is outlawed, only outlaws will cure bacon.

Cold, dead hands, baby.

Link in nick.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2012 10:02 AM (Rhie+)

203 No one there could figure 15% of $688

Percentage multiples of 5, 10, and combinations thereof are trivial and only require addition to do without even thinking.

(10%)68.80 + (half of 10%)34.40

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 10:02 AM (eZgIK)

204 Percentage multiples of 5, 10, and combinations thereof are trivial and only require addition to do without even thinking.

(10%)68.80 + (half of 10%)34.40


Whoa, Poindexter. I didn't sign up for calculus class.

Posted by: pep at December 01, 2012 10:05 AM (6TB1Z)

205 Christian private schools are an academic hoax, hence financial ripoff.

That's a pretty wide brush you are using. My kids private Baptist school is fabulous. The use the Bob Jones Curriculum and regularly test in the 98% of the country utilizing Stanford Achievement tests. Those are the test public schools won't take.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 10:06 AM (3Y7RV)

206 Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 10:02 AM (eZgIK)

Same for 20% tip, although few servers are worth 10% these days.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 01, 2012 10:06 AM (Cnqmv)

207 I admit I didn't know how to make change when I was in college. then I realized that was damned pathetic and taught myself. And a buddy taught me the above method for calculating percentages at restaurants.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 01, 2012 10:06 AM (85EaA)

208 My GF has 2 daughters, ages 14 and 15. The 15 year old doesn't know how to sign her name (cursive, what's that?), and the 14 year old cannot tell time on a standard clock! God help us.

Posted by: Urban Achiever at December 01, 2012 10:07 AM (GQoh1)

209 God help us.

Posted by: Urban Achiever at December 01, 2012 10:07 AM (GQoh1)


They'll never need those skills in Obama-world.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 01, 2012 10:08 AM (Cnqmv)

210 88 Gullibility vs. the bliss of ignorance.
89 In the real world, they are so poorly educated that I imagine most of them go around in a state of perpetual bewilderment.

146 I imagine most of them go around in a state of perpetual [bewilderment] BLISS.

Like any poverty, incompetence ain't bliss when the shit hits the fan, purp.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 10:09 AM (BAnPT)

211 It is very embarassing to admit, but when first went to college, I did not know how to make love to two women at the same time!

I spent quite a bit of time learning, and today, I'm fairly certain it would kill me to do it.

Posted by: Truman North at December 01, 2012 10:10 AM (I2LwF)

212 208 My GF has 2 daughters, ages 14 and 15. The 15 year old doesn't know how to sign her name (cursive, what's that?), and the 14 year old cannot tell time on a standard clock! God help us.
Posted by: Urban Achiever at December 01, 2012 10:07 AM (GQoh1)


*****

But can she tell time on a digital clock? That's when you'll know the end is near!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:10 AM (1OZSU)

213 Oh the gun thread is coming. I will be back in black for that one (late as usual..China time ya know)!

Remember that old commercial.."Got milk".

Got guns and crates of ammo? If you don't you are truly F'ed.

Posted by: Judge Roy Bean at December 01, 2012 10:10 AM (Z/7B3)

214 181 JJ Sefton
Boychick,
Four words for you: Black and White cookies
Posted by: TexasJew at December 01, 2012 09:49 AM (lD8ju)


YES! More like cake with black and white frosting.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 10:10 AM (XkWWK)

215 AOS Lifestyle Coach? http://tinyurl.com/cw2djfx

Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 01, 2012 10:11 AM (ndlFj)

216
My GF has 2 daughters, ages 14 and 15.


Run away. Fast. They're gonna grow up and become oblivion FSA'ers

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 10:12 AM (eZgIK)

217 I was told there would be no math on this blog. Gotta run Rons. Gotta take the eldest to dance. BB in a few once I'm pirating the studio's wireless.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 10:12 AM (GEICT)

218 My mom and dad had a convieniance store when I was a kid. I could make change in seconds with a very simple system. You start with the purchase price, say $4.57. Starting with the pennies you count, 58, 59, 60. Then you get to 75 with the least amount of coins possible, 60+5=65. Remember the change in the drawer is in order from left to right starting with pennies, 65+10=75+25=1.00. Now you are at 5.00. same thing with bills. It's just counting by 1's 5's 10's and 25's. I could count any change in seconds.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 10:12 AM (3Y7RV)

219 HI guys!

I suck at math, just don't have that kind of brain, but I have never had a problem making change.

I love the look of wonder on a kid cashier's face when you give him the extra nickel and a penny or whatever so you can get a quarter back instead of a bunch of pennies. It's like magic.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 01, 2012 10:13 AM (oU9pV)

220 ...Not the sex part, I would be murdered when my wife found out.

Posted by: Truman North at December 01, 2012 10:15 AM (RP9fo)

221 It's beautiful outside ad I'm sitting here watching Land of the Dead

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 01, 2012 10:15 AM (85EaA)

222 , incompetence ain't bliss when the shit hits the fan, purp.

Civilization is the only thing that allows incompetence and stupidity to thrive. We've been thwarting natural selection for millennia.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 10:16 AM (eZgIK)

223 218 My mom and dad had a convieniance store when I was a kid. I could make change in seconds with a very simple system. You start with the purchase price, say $4.57. Starting with the pennies you count, 58, 59, 60. Then you get to 75 with the least amount of coins possible, 60+5=65. Remember the change in the drawer is in order from left to right starting with pennies, 65+10=75+25=1.00. Now you are at 5.00. same thing with bills. It's just counting by 1's 5's 10's and 25's. I could count any change in seconds.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 10:12 AM (3Y7RV)


*****

I nominate you to be the new secretary of the Treasury!! Does this system work when you get up to 20 trillion?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:16 AM (1OZSU)

224 I nominate you to be the new secretary of the Treasury!! Does this system work when you get up to 20 trillion?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:16 AM (1OZSU)

Sure, but I want a scooter to ride back and forth in front of the cash drawer.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 10:17 AM (3Y7RV)

225 My dad (rest his soul)used to say, "If ignorance is bliss, why aren't you smiling?"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:18 AM (1OZSU)

226 Making change is an obsolete skill anyway...in the future all anyone will need to know is how to beg for it.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 10:19 AM (eZgIK)

227 @224- No scooters allowed. We can get you a government surplus Segway though!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:19 AM (1OZSU)

228 162 I stopped an entire Sports Authority with a 15% off coupon.
No one there could figure 15% of $688 and the register didn't have a function for it.
When I told them it was $103.2 for a total of $584.80 the manager said "No, that's wrong." so I did the math on paper for them and they were amazed.
They. Were. College. Graduates.
Posted by: Dept of Accuracy at December 01, 2012 09:46 AM (+I8Mq)

688 times 0.85 equals 584.8




Posted by: eman at December 01, 2012 10:19 AM (57VGh)

229 Speaking of deaths, City of Heroes MMO closed their servers last night. It was like losing family. My son and I cried when we went down.

He's ten, and I had played for eight years. Nearly as long as my daughter has been alive.

It was not my first MMO. But it was the best.

We will be trying out DCU and SW this afternoon, but you can never replicate the magic of your first MMO.

Posted by: Truman North at December 01, 2012 10:19 AM (I2LwF)

230 205 "That's a pretty wide brush you are using."

Funny, given your omission of the Evangelical "Bible" School I mentioned. So you discredit what I relay as deceit? The point being, too many parents flock to the biggest, wealthiest (Christian) fundamentalist community private school TRUSTING it to be as thorough as, for instance, the Bob Jones curriculum is.

You can't fence in God.

Again, literalism isn't going to hold more water than revisionism when it comes to quantum physics.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 10:20 AM (BAnPT)

231 Seems Carrie Underwood is going to play Maria in an NBC adaptation of the sound of music. I love Carrie, but um, no. I'm sure NBC will replace the NAZI's with Tea Partiers.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 10:20 AM (3Y7RV)

232 "Holy God, when we lost power (which in a converted mill building in the middle of New England, happened once or twice per season) the younger kids were helpless. " Reminds me of the Y2K episode of King of the Hill. Hank is trying to buy a new computer for his wife as a Christmas present. While he is about to pay for it, the power goes out and the cash register goes down and the cashier tells Hank that he cannot complete the sale. Hank tells him that the sales tax is 8% and all he has to do is factor that into the price. The cashier abruptly says "Yes, and 8 is a key on the computer sir!"

Posted by: Urban Achiever at December 01, 2012 10:22 AM (GQoh1)

233 #193 Hey! That is a neat game! I think I will start doing that.

I was born in 1948. I will bet they don't even know Harry Truman's name.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 10:23 AM (GoIUi)

234 A man killed a woman in Casper, Wyo., on Friday and then headed to the campus of Casper College, where he killed a man in front of students during a science class before killing himself, police said.

The man used "an edged weapon" — earlier described by police, college officials and eyewitnesses as a "bow and arrow-type" weapon — in all three killings, including his own suicide, Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh said.

... obviously an assault bow-and-arrow

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 01, 2012 10:23 AM (e8kgV)

235 ... obviously an assault bow-and-arrow
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 01, 2012 10:23 AM (e8kgV)


Full auto.

Posted by: eman at December 01, 2012 10:25 AM (57VGh)

236
222 , incompetence ain't bliss when the shit hits the fan, purp.Civilization is the only thing that allows incompetence and stupidity to thrive. We've been thwarting natural selection for millennia.
Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 10:16 AM (eZgIK)


*****

In this sense we are victims of our own prosperity.When hard times hit one will need his wits about him. Another thing my dad used to say- "Never get into a battle of wits with an unarmed man!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:25 AM (1OZSU)

237 Clock on wall at school. Kids ask "Mr.S. What time is it? I point at clock and they say "I cant read that." And point at my digital watch. Ahhh public education.

But here's the real question:

'if I post and no one comments have I really posted'?

Posted by: Guido at December 01, 2012 10:25 AM (8EKcT)

238 #228 #162 Here is how I figure that in my head.

10% of 688 is 68.80
Half of 68.80 (5%) is 34.40
34.40 + 68.80 = 103.20


Posted by: Miss Marple at December 01, 2012 10:26 AM (GoIUi)

239 Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 10:20 AM (BAnPT)

Dude, I have no Idea what you just said. I spoke nothing of deceit. I question you actual experiance with 'All" Christian schools. Apparently your academic writing is beyond my grasp so if you could communicate to an audiance more direct less flowery terms, I could understand what the hell you mean.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 10:27 AM (3Y7RV)

240 I was told there would be no math.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 10:27 AM (sdi6R)

241 Another thing my dad used to say- "Never get into a battle of wits with an unarmed man!"
**
...like teaching a pig to dance. Don't.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 10:28 AM (BAnPT)

242 I point at clock and they say "I cant read that."

Do they know what "half past three" means? Or must you tell them "three thirty"?

Can they tie their shoes?

Posted by: Retread at December 01, 2012 10:30 AM (zxitI)

243 I can figure out the $103.20 easily enough, but then subtracting that from $688.00 is a little trickier.

I can do it easily with pencil and paper, but I've never been that good at doing it in my head. Sometimes I actually write the numbers in the air with my finger.

I don't move my lips when I read, though.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 10:31 AM (sdi6R)

244 @164/232

Yeah, the age difference wasn't all that great, I graduated HS in 1989 when the computers in school were barely more than word processors. These kids had had an extra 5 or ten years of tech exposure/dependence and it had pretty much erased their math skills.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 01, 2012 10:31 AM (tkoGU)

245 'if I post and no one comments have I really posted'?
Posted by: Guido at December 01, 2012 10:25 AM (8EKcT)


*****

Well, I can tell you from recent first-hand experience over the last month. Whenever I posted a comment, Pixy would disappear it. At first I thought they were gone forever, but one day I followed a comment down the electronic rabbit hole. Lo and behold- there is a whole mirror image universe full of lost comments and entire missing threads. There is a whole 'nother world of Morons on the other side. They were really rather kind to me. (I think that is where our own Mirror Universe Mitt Romney came from).

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:32 AM (1OZSU)

246 Another thing my dad used to say- "Never get into a battle of wits with an unarmed man!"
**
...like teaching a pig to dance. Don't.
Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 10:28 AM (BAnPT)

Was that for me? I wasn't trying to battle. Just understand your point.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 10:32 AM (3Y7RV)

247 688 times 0.85 equals 584.8

Dood. Multiplications be hard'n shit. KISS.

Even assuming an ability to perform addition these days may be optimistic.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 10:33 AM (eZgIK)

248 Guido: I hear that. What's the point of commenting if nobody sends the affirmation that you so desperately crave?

When I was a public employee, I had a lot of down time. I spent about five hours a day putting on the print version of a talk show every day on Facebook. Sort of a live blog of the Internet, including ads for products I wanted to pimp-- especially my own Zazzle store.

It was gratifying that I consistently added more friends than I lost.

Posted by: Truman North at December 01, 2012 10:33 AM (I2LwF)

249

But here's the real question:

'if I post and no one comments have I really posted'?
Posted by: Guido at December 01, 2012 10:25 AM (8EKcT)




AoSHQ food for thought: Andrew Breitbart only read the comments at the HQ, and teh Ewok famously doesn't read his own blog. Does the blog even exist?????

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2012 10:34 AM (Rhie+)

250 Same for 20% tip, although few servers are worth 10% these days.

It's not just that. I'm weird math wise, sit around while in a restaurant, figure how many customers the waitress is serving, figure how many trips too and fro the kitchen, bar, etc. Figure out 15% of my average 40.00 tab for the two of us, then figure out what the waitress is making in tax-free dollars for the ten minutes she'll spend on our order. Thirty-six dollars an hour is all I'm willing to spend. I'd have to make probably $45/hour or $90,000 dollars a year for a 2,000 hour year to net that kind of change.

Yeah, it sucks that some people will stiff him or her. But 15% is my max unless she's crawling under the table or giving me a lap dance.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 10:34 AM (feFL6)

251 That is the only thing in Chicago that was worth a shit.

Well, there is the U-Boat at the aforementioned institution...but I don't Chicago has anything to do with it. It simply landed there.
My family and I used to visit Chicago at least once a year. We don't anymore. Oh, yeah, and the Cubs STILL suck.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 01, 2012 10:34 AM (Nc/0B)

252
My GF has 2 daughters, ages 14 and 15. The 15 year old doesn't know how
to sign her name (cursive, what's that?), and the 14 year old cannot
tell time on a standard clock! God help us.

Posted by: Urban Achiever at December 01, 2012 10:07 AM (GQoh1)



Thank you teachers unions. Have they been told that being able to sign your name and tell time on a standard clock is sexist?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 01, 2012 10:35 AM (k3rlG)

253 figure out what the waitress is making in tax-free dollars

Tips aren't tax free. The IRS has a formula for deciding how much the waitress makes in tips. If they report significantly under that amount red flags go off.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 10:38 AM (eZgIK)

254 "If ignorance is bliss, then 'tis folly to be wise!" might work as long as there is a veneer of civilization.


The new maxim is more like "Those that can, do and survive. Those that can't, don't survive!"

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 01, 2012 10:38 AM (Cnqmv)

255 Okay. Back later.

Posted by: Truman North at December 01, 2012 10:39 AM (I2LwF)

256
249 But here's the real question: 'if I post and no one comments have I really posted'? Posted by: Guido at December 01, 2012 10:25 AM (8EKcT) AoSHQ food for thought: Andrew Breitbart only read the comments at the HQ, and teh Ewok famously doesn't read his own blog. Does the blog even exist?????Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 01, 2012 10:34 AM (Rhie+)



*****

Oh great, now we're going to turn into a smart philosophy blog!? Well here's one- If a cow farts in the forest and nobody is there to smell it, wait... I think, therefore I am confused.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:40 AM (1OZSU)

257 That is the only thing in Chicago that was worth a shit.



Well, there is the U-Boat at the aforementioned institution...but I
don't Chicago has anything to do with it. It simply landed there.

My family and I used to visit Chicago at least once a year. We don't anymore. Oh, yeah, and the Cubs STILL suck.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 01, 2012 10:34 AM (Nc/0B)




There are a lot of things to do in Chicago. You can sit in traffic for hours, you can get attacked on Michigan Ave., you can watch Rahm go after vending machines while people are being murdered in record numbers. The fun never stops

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 01, 2012 10:40 AM (k3rlG)

258 Time to walk pup dog, later rons.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 10:41 AM (3Y7RV)

259 In the real world, they are so poorly educated that I imagine most of them go around in a state of perpetual bewilderment.


I'm perpetually bewildered, mostly by reading the news. Every day is a trip through the looking glass. Every. day.

Posted by: fluffy at December 01, 2012 10:41 AM (z9HTb)

260 250...Yeah, it sucks that some people will stiff him or her. But 15% is my max unless she's crawling under the table

*****

What? Did you drop a spoon or something?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:42 AM (1OZSU)

261 A favorite on our suburban street was tenni-ball.


Whiffle ball and a tennis racket. You connect right, the ball would curve and head for the clouds.

Posted by: fluffy at December 01, 2012 10:43 AM (z9HTb)

262 Kick the can has rules?

Posted by: fluffy at December 01, 2012 10:45 AM (z9HTb)

263 Tips aren't tax free. The IRS has a formula for deciding how much the waitress makes in tips. If they report significantly under that amount red flags go off.

Care to venture what that number might be? I'd say ~$10.00 an hour. So in my hypothetical, she's still pulling $26.00 an hour or 52,000 a year tax free. Which is as good as making about... say 65,000.

YMMV

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 10:46 AM (feFL6)

264 @jeff_rosen88
Our news partner ch. 5 reporting #Chiefs player apparently killed his girlfriend and then himself this morning. Details to come...

Posted by: Jose/ningrim at December 01, 2012 10:47 AM (srIqv)

265 I have thread-jacked, apparently. I hope this skill translates well into the new Bartertown economy.

Posted by: fluffy at December 01, 2012 10:47 AM (z9HTb)

266 259
I'm perpetually bewildered, mostly by reading the news. Every day is a trip through the looking glass. Every. day.


I hear you. I used to feel pretty certain that I understood how the world worked, but I'm less and less confident about that as time goes on.

Those of who were raised on logic and reason will be at a disadvantage in the new Fundamentally Transformed America.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 10:47 AM (sdi6R)

267 and by "beat" you mean "what my delusion tells me"

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at December 01, 2012 10:47 AM (lJzV5)

268 Heh...we used to play a game called "Bombs Over Russia." (Bombs over the U.S.S.R. was too cumbersome). One team threw a tennis ball over a house, while shouting "Bombs over Russia!!" The receiving team had to recover the ball and start around the house, while the throwing team did also. The direction of travel around the house was arbitrary, so you were either running towards the ball, or away from it...the receiving team had to throw and hit a member of the throwing team to change possession. Hilarity and bruising ensued...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 01, 2012 10:50 AM (Nc/0B)

269
Re: Clocks,
It's actually kinda funny, I saw my first 24 hour analog clock in a long time the other day. No "24 hour" in that there's a 13 under the one, but 24 hour in that there's a full 24 numbers on the face.
The position of the minute hand is roughly the same, but that hour hand gets you every time (no really).
It takes a bit of adjustment, because you're used to just looking at a clock and noting hand position, but that doesn't really work anymore. So then you pay attention to the numbers, right? Nah, the minute number doesn't work (because "2" is no longer 10 minutes it's now 5.) So you end up having to learn to do something simple all over again (and it's hard to break the decades old habits.)
FWIW: Wikipedia page: http://tinyurl.com/3ayrjv4(I know all you military folks will be all "bah, get over it." I'm not complaining, I just thought it was funny.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 10:51 AM (GaqMa)

270 Tips aren't tax free. The IRS has a formula for deciding how much the
waitress makes in tips. If they report significantly under that amount
red flags go off.



8% of sales. Less than 8% is grounds for an audit.


Waitstaff are payed well below minimum wage, so if someone is busting their hump for $2.95 hrly, that looks suspicious. If it is someone who does lots of food prep and runs the cash register and and gets $10 hrly, clearing 3% in tips is logical.


Restaurant manager's job: Keep the IRS out.

Posted by: fluffy at December 01, 2012 10:53 AM (z9HTb)

271 It always goes back to the parents, even if the schools suck.
What kind of parent raises a kid who can't tell time or do simple arithmetic?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 01, 2012 10:53 AM (6TveQ)

272
Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 10:46 AM (feFL6)

Technically you're supposed to report the tips as income. But also technically (at least in Missouri) if the effective wage drops below minimum wage on any given day (due to bad tips or bad business) the owner is supposed to cover the difference. This is supposed to encourage reporting of tips.
You know why it doesn't work? Because the amount of times you drop below minimum wage far outweighs the times you're well above it tax free.
I've heard that tips placed on a credit/debit card are automatically reported (because of the way they get paid to the employee, so I see tipping on my credit card as my way of passing on the Obama Tax.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 10:54 AM (GaqMa)

273 Fluffy, did anybody ever let you out of the barrel? Or are you posting from in there??

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 10:54 AM (n5+zr)

274 239. I question you actual experiance with 'All" Christian schools.
**
Oldsailor's poet, it wasn't I that expressed 'All" Christian schools, but you. It was not my intention to paint all private schools or all Christian Schools with a broad brush. Merely, buyer beware. And your point is made well that, for instance, the Jesuit Catholic's don't own the monopoly on good private Christian school curriculum that includes the evangelical scholar Jones' tradition, et al.

Nonetheless, people want CONVENIENCE. And when that is the qualification determining selection, tuition is squandered on private tuition that doesn't and can not guarantee logic from attendance. My initial point with Miss Marple references homework, and parental supervision. The later example regarding Latin that you took issue with illustrated the frustration instructors experience dealing with today's TYPICAL well-to-do Americans. Parents beguile themselves into thinking that they can spend money on tuition and wash their hands of responsibility overseeing their children's homework progression. They PAID teachers to teach, after all. Whether private or public education, parental supervision of homework makes the difference. Then there are those trust-funded stay-at-home dads or tiger-moms that micromanage the child's home life, DOING the child's homework. The razor's edge of good parenting ain't easy. So when students actually do succeed in learning, all the more joy.

When challenged to exercise logic, quitters suck. Hence the drain.

http://bible.cc/matthew/7-13.htm

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 01, 2012 10:54 AM (BAnPT)

275 OT: (if that's possible in an open thread)- From the story about the murder suicide at the college in Wyoming yesterday, one of the instructors was quoted thusly, referring to their response after the lockdown-

"We locked the door and waited for further instruction,"

What does this say about current society, if anything?
http://tinyurl.com/chydf6t

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 10:55 AM (1OZSU)

276 263 Tips aren't tax free. The IRS has a formula for deciding how much the waitress makes in tips. If they report significantly under that amount red flags go off.

I used to, ummm, "date" these 3 waitresses that lived in the same apartment. They had a shoe box with $1,000's in cash, undeclared cash, they kept hidden. This was mid-eighties, so I am sure things have changed. They did have to file for more than their hourly, but they banked a lot of cash. The good old days...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 01, 2012 10:56 AM (Nc/0B)

277 Late to the party. @2 Vic, is required to only have a ninth grade education to write for the AP? Sure looks like it.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at December 01, 2012 10:56 AM (wR+pz)

278 Heh...we used to play a game called "Bombs Over Russia."


Great game. Sounds like so much fun you didn't need to keep score.

Posted by: fluffy at December 01, 2012 10:57 AM (z9HTb)

279 Late to the party. @2 Vic, is required to only have a ninth grade education to write for the AP? Sure looks like it.
Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at December 01, 2012 10:56 AM (wR+pz)
Dunno, but according to Prof. Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection, it would seem that the AP is subltly encouraging "Prophet Mohammud" as the official style.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 10:58 AM (GaqMa)

280 I climbed out of the barrel when no one was looking.

Posted by: fluffy at December 01, 2012 10:59 AM (z9HTb)

281 Please you morons, calm down.


December 21st will end your misery, and everyone elses.



Posted by: The Mayians at December 01, 2012 11:00 AM (wR+pz)

282 I see tipping on my credit card as my way of passing on the Obama Tax.


Excelllent suggestion. I'm sure the kids want to do their part.

Posted by: fluffy at December 01, 2012 11:02 AM (z9HTb)

283 Posted by: The Mayians at December 01, 2012 11:00 AM (wR+pz)



You'll be hearing from our attorney regarding copyright infringement.

Posted by: The Mayans at December 01, 2012 11:02 AM (n5+zr)

284 NASA warns Mayan apocalypse stories pose threat to frightened children and suicidal teenagers

http://tinyurl.com/bqknjce

It features a fine artist's depiction of SMOD.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 11:04 AM (sdi6R)

285
JJ,

You still have Katz and Carnegie. I am in the NYAC. I always liked Stage better than Carnegie. 2nd Ave isn't bad either.

I love Zabar's smoked trout. Stop whining, there are plenty of places in NYC to get a good expensive sandwich.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at December 01, 2012 11:06 AM (wR+pz)

286 284 NASA warns Mayan apocalypse stories pose threat to frightened children and suicidal teenagers

http://tinyurl.com/bqknjce

It features a fine artist's depiction of SMOD.
Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 11:04 AM (sdi6R)



Life warns that reality poses a threat to fucking idiots.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 11:06 AM (n5+zr)

287 Excelllent suggestion. I'm sure the kids want to do their part.
Posted by: fluffy at December 01, 2012 11:02 AM (z9HTb)
Hey I worked no-tip fast food at that age. While my better looking cousin's were clearing double my $8/hour salary bartending and such. Call it petty revenge if you must, but I'm not carrying around cash just so someone can get more tax free income that I never got.Fuck 'em. Frankly we need to do away with tipping in it's entirety. It's just a way for business owners to hide 15% of the bill behind social coercion.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:08 AM (GaqMa)

288 NASA warns Mayan apocalypse stories pose threat to frightened children and suicidal teenagers

Why get in the way of a self-cleaning gene pool?

Posted by: zimriel at December 01, 2012 11:08 AM (mGC6m)

289 285 JJ,You still have Katz and Carnegie. I am in the NYAC. I always liked Stage better than Carnegie. 2nd Ave isn't bad either. I love Zabar's smoked trout...


*****

Another thing my dad used to say- "I tried smoking a trout once, but I couldn't keep the darn thing lit!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:09 AM (1OZSU)

290 Dunno, but according to Prof. Jacobson over at Legal
Insurrection, it would seem that the AP is subltly encouraging "Prophet
Mohammud" as the official style.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 10:58 AM (GaqMa)


Creeping sharia, coming soon to a journalist near you. Wonder when they will add the pbuh crap to the style book?

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 01, 2012 11:09 AM (Cnqmv)

291 Another thing my dad used to say- "I tried smoking a trout once, but I couldn't keep the darn thing lit!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:09 AM (1OZSU)

My dad's line was "If it wasn't work, they'd call it play!"

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 01, 2012 11:10 AM (Cnqmv)

292 Another thing my dad used to say- "I tried smoking a trout once, but I couldn't keep the darn thing lit!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:09 AM (1OZSU)

Well, you have to be careful not to inhale the bones. That's a real downer.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at December 01, 2012 11:12 AM (wR+pz)

293 Excuse me, DiT, where the hell are the elbows?!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 11:16 AM (n5+zr)

294 I'm not carrying around cash just so someone can get more tax free income that I never got. Fuck 'em.

I know the feeling. I worked in manufacturing for a whole lot of decades. Every order was paid for by check, deposited into a Federal Reserve bank, which is basically a branch of the IRS. Possibility to under-report income? Somewhere between slim and none.

I don't feel a whole lot of sympathy for someone with little more then a basic HS skill set who can shove wads of tip money into their back pocket every night.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 11:17 AM (feFL6)

295 292 Another thing my dad used to say- "I tried smoking a trout once, but I couldn't keep the darn thing lit!" Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:09 AM (1OZSU) Well, you have to be careful not to inhale the bones. That's a real downer.
Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at December 01, 2012 11:12 AM (wR+pz)


*****

I was never sure which end to light up...

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:19 AM (1OZSU)

296
Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 11:17 AM (feFL6)
Frankly, I'm glad that I'm not alone.
And I don't buy the "but their wage is set so much lower" crap either. Job market, law of supply and demand. (Plus, minimum wage stupidity.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:21 AM (GaqMa)

297 295 292 Another thing my dad used to say- "I tried smoking a trout once, but I couldn't keep the darn thing lit!" Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:09 AM (1OZSU) Well, you have to be careful not to inhale the bones. That's a real downer.
Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at December 01, 2012 11:12 AM (wR+pz)

*****

I was never sure which end to light up...
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:19 AM (1OZSU)



Guess it depends on which hole you want to take a drag from.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 01, 2012 11:21 AM (n5+zr)

298 It burns when I type the letter P. Any doctors out there?

Posted by: Ignatz D. Mouse at December 01, 2012 11:23 AM (AD6Iz)

299 The other thing about going out to eat. For my $46.00 bucks I could have bought a case of Yuengling, a couple tenderloins, some crab legs, and a one pound bag of shrimp.

Instead I got two beers, and a couple of mediocre meals. Delivered by an 0bama voter who knows how to game the system.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 11:23 AM (feFL6)

300
Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 11:23 AM (feFL6)
I can't help you on the last one, but may I suggest new resturants? I hit up the microbreweries around here, food is good, beer is delicious. Still not sure what to do about the hippy/lib servers though.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:25 AM (GaqMa)

301 298 It burns when I type the letter P. Any doctors out there?


Perhaps I can help!

Posted by: Urethra Franklin at December 01, 2012 11:25 AM (1OZSU)

302 You'll be hearing from our attorney regarding copyright infringement.

Posted by: The Mayans at December 01, 2012 11:02 AM (n5+zr)

Are you sure you are the real Mayans? You aren't going to get a pre-trial hearing in the next three weeks.

Posted by: fluffy at December 01, 2012 11:26 AM (z9HTb)

303 298 It burns when I type the letter P. Any doctors out there?

Or me!

Posted by: The Meaty Urologist at December 01, 2012 11:27 AM (1OZSU)

304 9 JJ Sefton: I learned to add upside down by watching the Deli Guy total up my purchases in pencil on a brown paper bag.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 01, 2012 11:28 AM (6H6FZ)

305 The trick is to get paid in cash.

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2012 11:28 AM (wwZVW)

306 What's the difference between a hematologist and a urologist?

The first one pricks your finger, the second one...

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:30 AM (1OZSU)

307 All this food talk. I have been laying in bed like a lazy for an hour. I don't want to get up

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 11:32 AM (0PiQ4)

308 The trick is to get paid in cash.Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2012 11:28 AM (wwZVW)That only works for some things. If you're selling things to other companies, they're going to want to take every deduction they can so they're unlikely to pay in cash (unless you took some off the top I suppose, but even then, accounting is a bitch.)So basically the cash only economy only works between people who are unlikely to try to take any tax benefits (i.e. individuals).Having said that, when I bought my wife's engagement ring, I knew the seller was....no fan of the IRS (or any other similar entities). He quoted me a price, said "Plus [sales] tax too" I said "What if I brought in a stack of crisp clean $100 bills" Suddenly there was no tax and another 5-10% or so reduciton in price. I brought in my stack of bills which promptly went into his back pocket.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:32 AM (GaqMa)

309 A properly endowed waitress can name her own price, I knew some who went "independent contractor" when the IRS tip tax came out. Just told the restaurant to keep the paycheck, and toss in some free meals and just dropped off the IRS radar.

Posted by: Jean at December 01, 2012 11:32 AM (wwZVW)

310 Breaking news is someone on the KC Chiefs killed his girlfriend and then himself. No word on who it is

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 01, 2012 11:33 AM (k3rlG)

311 #chiefs

Twitter says Chiefs LB Javon Belcher murdered his girlfriend, went to Arrowhead, was confronted by team officials, then killed himself in their presence

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 01, 2012 11:34 AM (8sCoq)

312 299 The other thing about going out to eat. For my $46.00 bucks I could have bought a case of Yuengling, a couple tenderloins, some crab legs, and a one pound bag of shrimp.

Instead I got two beers, and a couple of mediocre meals. Delivered by an 0bama voter who knows how to game the system.

You're making me rethink my entire weekend. Also, wifey informed me this a.m. that New Belgian Brewery, (Fat Tire et al) are all spendy with green/lib/commie "causes." Sorry, typo:
"F'ng Causes." Don't know the details, but they are on the No Buy list now...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 01, 2012 11:34 AM (Nc/0B)

313
Drudge


An unnamed Kansas City Chiefs player has committed suicide at the team facility and authorities are on the scene, the police confirmed to ESPN on Saturday morning.

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 11:34 AM (LpQbZ)

314
278 Heh...we used to play a game called "Bombs Over Russia."


We used to play a game called "Smear the Queer". Only one rule: You tackle whoever has the ball. We played in elementary phy-ed class no less! Of course it was 1969. Things were different then. I think the people that are offended by that today are the ones that always had the ball back then.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at December 01, 2012 11:35 AM (n8LUb)

315

Goodness, the shooting is already on wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jovan_Belcher

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 01, 2012 11:37 AM (LpQbZ)

316
(Chicago Tribune) Four people were shot and killed Friday night and Saturday morning,
and a fifth person who may have been dead for days or weeks was found
with gunshot wounds.

In addition to the shootings, a man was stabbed to death on the Southwest Side about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.
At least 11 others were wounded by gunfire in shootings from the
Uptown neighborhood on the north to the Chatham neighborhood on the
south, police said.






Hey Rahm, it must be those vending machines at it again

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 01, 2012 11:37 AM (k3rlG)

317 I hit up the microbreweries around here, food is good, beer is delicious.

I've been to a couple and they're kinda okay. I'm a seafood lover, a hundred miles from the coast, and microbrews are more for meat lovers. I once had a couple of really good seafood restaurants in this area but the last recession (is it even over?) knocked them out of business for good. The one restaurant was part of a chain with one location in Fl so they even brought fresh grouper up from the Gulf on their own refrigerated truck. Damn, I miss that place.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 11:38 AM (feFL6)

318 We used to play a game called "Smear the Queer". Funny word that: similar to the "N" word.
It can only be used (inoffensively) by the protected class.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 01, 2012 11:39 AM (Nc/0B)

319 Yes. NBC, CBS and ABC need your support more than ever in order to continue to provide Obama with the proper cover and to continue demolishing the evil Baggers...

So tune in for College Football today!

Posted by: fyscal clyff at December 01, 2012 11:39 AM (cVYiZ)

320 I remember "Smear the Queer" (seems queer to be using the word queer in theolder idiom in the currentday and age). Sort of like one-against-everybody-else football. The trick was to throw the ball up for grabs just before getting smeared yourself!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:39 AM (1OZSU)

321 142 On the education front, the failure of my 7th grade aspy child's private school has forced us in another direction. Virtual school. Liberty University has a fine program for parents that want to home school but do not have the time or skills. It's pretty awesome stuff.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 01, 2012 09:31 AM (3Y7RV)

~~~~

OPWD,

How did you educate your Aspy kid? Public or private. My five year old Aspy son is in kindergarten now ( public) in a special Ed program but we have been wondering what to do about next year.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 01, 2012 11:40 AM (RXQ2T)

322 @ 289- Heh, or another one I heard, "I tried snorting coke once but the ice cubes kept getting in the way of the straw."

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at December 01, 2012 11:41 AM (hOZSx)

323 C'mon morons let's watch College Football on network TV. Don't worry, the networks would never use the vast amounts of money you give it to bring about our country's demise.

Yay College Football!
Yay NBC, CBS, ABC!
Go Team!

Posted by: fyscal clyff at December 01, 2012 11:42 AM (cVYiZ)

324
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 01, 2012 11:34 AM (Nc/0B)

Good luck finding a microbrewery that isn't spendy with green issues.
two problems 1) Many of the upstart microbreweries were idealistic people to begin with (consider you had to jump ship from whatever profitable crap you were doing to take a risk on this shit.) 2) Much of their customer base is yuppies and hipsters. Need I say more?
Humerous aside, my group homebrew operation was coined "Government Ale" for several reasons, including our constant budget overruns and general lazy demenor. We started calling it that when I began cutting corners and saying "eh, close enough for government work." Being the good (former) biochemist I am, I've started cleaning up my act though and following something closer to GLP than "drunken backporch hooch fest"

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:43 AM (GaqMa)

325 322 @ 289- Heh, or another one I heard, "I tried snorting coke once but the ice cubes kept getting in the way of the straw."
Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at December 01, 2012 11:41 AM (hOZSx)

****

Nice!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:43 AM (1OZSU)

326 My GF has 2 daughters, ages 14 and 15. The 15 year old doesn't know how
to sign her name (cursive, what's that?), and the 14 year old cannot
tell time on a standard clock! God help us.

Posted by: Urban Achiever at December 01, 2012 10:07 AM (GQoh1)
-----
When mine moved out at 18, her first night in her own place she had to call the wife and ask her how you make the water stay in the kitchen sink. Never did a dish in her life up to that point. Then later we found out she was washing her clothes in fabric softener, thinking that was how you do it.

Posted by: IBT at December 01, 2012 11:44 AM (2t6Gz)

327 Being the good (former) biochemist I am, I've started cleaning up my act though and following something closer to GLP than "drunken backporch hooch fest"
Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:43 AM (GaqMa)

*****

What's GLP?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:45 AM (1OZSU)

328 We had a system in place so that cashiers could
manually accept credit cards/gift certificates/process returns, etc.,
and the kids, generally college students or even college grads, would
just stare at the paperwork/slips and then wistfully back at their
keyboard. Me and the other "old" people ended up taking over the front
of the store whenever a storm hit.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 01, 2012 09:38 AM

Just a consumer tip here. If you can, pay in cash if the merchant uses the old carbon paper credit card slips. Card thieves routinely go through the recycle bins of those places and gather the carbon slips, then clone the card numbers.

You'd be surprised how fast they do it, I had my card cloned twice that way, and each time the thieves wack an ATM. One got me for $1900 on my debit card

While my bank restored my balance, I had to spend a good part of the day filing a police report with LAPD

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 11:45 AM (wwsoB)

329
Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 11:38 AM (feFL6)
As a midwesterner I hear you on the seafood problem. The first of the Microbrew's to start round these parts serves a pretty good fish and chips. Other than that though, you're hosed on seafood.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:45 AM (GaqMa)

330 318 - We played that too. Throw the ball in the air and then whoever catches it runs like hell until they get clobbered. Good times!

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at December 01, 2012 11:45 AM (hOZSx)

331 fyscal clyff:

I cancelled my cable subscription two weeks ago, so I won't be watching football or anything else.

Media delenda est.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 11:46 AM (sdi6R)

332 What's GLP?Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:45 AM (1OZSU)"Good Labratory Practices." Most of them are irrelevant to beer brewing, except theones on sterilization practice and measurements. We still get lazy on the documentation of things like OG/FG, temp, etc.On the plus side, having worked in a lab I did manage to snag a few things like glass pipettes before I left. (Not steal! Snag. I came back to do them a favor after I was officially off the payroll, and in returned I asked for the pippettes and stuff. For maybe $20 in equipment they got half a day's work out of me.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:47 AM (GaqMa)

333 154
Me at a local pub: I'll have a pint of your Red Ale

Server girl: I'm sorry, we only have 16 oz. glasses


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

This happened one day when I took Mrs. Chronda to a local clinic to have a serious cut in her hand stitched:

Nurse 1: How many millimeters long is the wound?

Nurse 2: I don't know; this ruler is marked in centimeters.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at December 01, 2012 11:49 AM (1c58W)

334 The Pope is holding a an audience with thousands of clowns, acrobats, puppeteers, and two lion cubs.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 11:50 AM (0PiQ4)

335 Well, if you have the internet you can usually find streams of any sporting event, even if you don't pay for cable.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 01, 2012 11:50 AM (ZPrif)

336 327 Being the good (former) biochemist I am, I've started cleaning up my act though and following something closer to GLP than "drunken backporch hooch fest"
Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:43 AM (GaqMa)

*****

What's GLP?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:45 AM (1OZSU)

~~~

Good laboratory practices

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 01, 2012 11:51 AM (RXQ2T)

337 The keyword is survival on the new frontier.

Posted by: Comrade Pickles, loyal Party Cat at December 01, 2012 11:51 AM (vlC9n)

338 331
Media delenda est.

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

Media delenda sunt. Media is plural.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda, now occasionally pedantic in Latin at December 01, 2012 11:52 AM (1c58W)

339 335 Well, if you have the internet you can usually find streams of any sporting event, even if you don't pay for cable.

I think that's the way to go.

With cable, a portion of the monthly bill goes to the various channels and networks, even if you don't watch them. Starve 'em.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 11:53 AM (sdi6R)

340 I still pay for cable even though I realize I'm funding the leftist media.

I also buy a computer with an OS, even though I know that all the big tech companies are left-wing and big Obama donors.

I also use Google to find stuff, even though I know 95% of the rich Google employees are hard-core Dems.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 01, 2012 11:53 AM (ZPrif)

341 332 What's GLP?Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:45 AM (1OZSU)"Good Labratory Practices." Most of them are irrelevant to beer brewing, except theones on sterilization practice and measurements. We still get lazy on the documentation of things like OG/FG, temp, etc.On the plus side, having worked in a lab I did manage to snag a few things like glass pipettes before I left. (Not steal! Snag. I came back to do them a favor after I was officially off the payroll, and in returned I asked for the pippettes and stuff. For maybe $20 in equipment they got half a day's work out of me.)
Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:47 AM (GaqMa)

********

That may account for my occasional skunky batch of homebrew, eh? I haven't made a batch of beer at home for a few years- there isn't a good local supplier for the ingredients. Do you know a good online source?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:54 AM (1OZSU)

342 338 331
Media delenda est.

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

Media delenda sunt. Media is plural.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 11:56 AM (sdi6R)

343 Today, the deli and the corner candy store are all but extinct. Just like my youth and now my country.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 01, 2012 08:14 AM

In Brooklyn, they've been replaced by hipster boutique shops, the hipster fusion delis, etc.

They're even spreading into Bensonhurst now, say goodbye to zeppolis and delis where you can smell the prosciutto and garlic, say hello to hipster cheese and gourmet cupcake shops. Say goodbye to old gumbahs drinking espresso and hello to midwestern trust fund hipsters drinking mocha lattes

Die Hipster has a story about a hipster that moved into Bushwick and immediately complained about the noise coming from Puerto Rican record stores that have been there for 50 years.

Link here, the hipster bitch actually complains in the comments about being "judged". Enjoy the virtual hipster beating. For extra giggles, wait till you see the hipster t---'s first name

http://tinyurl.com/bn2735a



Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 11:56 AM (wwsoB)

344
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 11:54 AM (1OZSU)
Even in my lazy days we never had "skunky" believe it or not (discounting the Mr. Beer kit we used, the ingredients suck for that.). Some of that shit is like riding a bike, even when I'm not trying I do pretty well. (This is not to say we didn't have "bad" we had a few beers where extraction didn't go well, so they were lighter than we hoped or needed for pure deliciousness, or the hops didn't quite taste right. But all and all drinkable, just not what we were hoping for.)

Online source? We have a local homebrew shop. Bu www.homebrewtalk.comhas a a pretty decent crowd there, I'm sure someone has listed all the good suppliers.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:57 AM (GaqMa)

345 KC Chiefs Jovan Belcher .. R.I.P. murder / suicide.

Posted by: grease monkey at December 01, 2012 11:59 AM (VSWPU)

346 Posted by: grease monkey at December 01, 2012 11:59 AM (VSWPU)

Not if he is a murderer.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 01, 2012 12:00 PM (GsoHv)

347
Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 11:56 AM (wwsoB)
Wow your link managed to contain something I hate more than hipsters. New Yorkers who feel superior for living in NY. Listen hispters are bad, but to lump them in with everyone who lives in "Flyover Country" is just down right assinine. I hope they both go M.A.D. on each other so I don't have to care.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 12:00 PM (GaqMa)

348 And a talking head on ESPN will blame the murder/suicide on concussions in 5...4...3...2...

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 12:02 PM (1OZSU)

349 Try Midwest Homebrew or Northern Brewer . Northern has hops by the lb. for around 15.00 . for Cascade .

Posted by: awkward davies at December 01, 2012 12:03 PM (USjX1)

350 >>> Flatbush said: I still pay for cable even though I realize I'm funding the leftist media.

I also buy a computer with an OS, even though I know that all the big tech companies are left-wing and big Obama donors.

I also use Google to find stuff, even though I know 95% of the rich Google employees are hard-core Dems."
============

Point taken, Flatbush. We can't boycott everything leftist immediately. And that's why we have to focus, at first, at the most obvious and visible of our enemies - Network TV.

Posted by: fyscal clyff at December 01, 2012 12:03 PM (cVYiZ)

351 343 kbdabear:

I gotta give her props for actually showing up in the comment section.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 12:04 PM (sdi6R)

352 Just try to live your life and take joy in your family and friends and whatever you enjoy doing. And have faith that it we have the power to save our nation. It starts in your own heart and head and it grows from there.

If my mother could survive 15 months of forced labor and death marches, we can endure whatever is to come. Posted by: J.J. Sefton Great advice. I've been thinking about this a lot lately. The news under our Santa Claus Overlord Obama gets so depressing and scary. I am trying to have faith in humanity and that good will triumph over evil eventually. I'm going to church tomorrow for the first time and a long time. I need a good shot of faith and the connection to do volunteer work in our town.

Posted by: Cheri at December 01, 2012 12:04 PM (EAgmr)

353 Lee Corso was having serious problems on ESPN today. Kind of old man behavior that goes beyond funny and into -- you really need to see a doctor, something's not right.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 01, 2012 12:04 PM (ZPrif)

354 As for NASA's "breakthrough discovery" ....
Ha ha!

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at December 01, 2012 12:05 PM (lJzV5)

355 344-Online source? We have a local homebrew shop. Bu www.homebrewtalk.comhas a a pretty decent crowd there, I'm sure someone has listed all the good suppliers.
Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 11:57 AM (GaqMa)


*****

Thanks. I'm in the medical field, so I understand the whole sterilization thing. I think a time or two I got some wild yeast spores in the mix somehow during transfer- Mostly I don't do it often enough to be any good. I have had a couple of nice runs with a Fat Tire clone.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 12:06 PM (1OZSU)

356 The weapon of choice at the murder-suicide at Casper College in WY yesterday was a bow. 3 dead, perp shot professor in class during session then himself. Drudge has the link, media will only release " sharp edge weapon" as descriptor.

Posted by: small town girl at December 01, 2012 12:08 PM (WLpAT)

357 Listen hispters are bad, but to lump them in with
everyone who lives in "Flyover Country" is just down right assinine. I
hope they both go M.A.D. on each other so I don't have to care.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 12:00 PM

I don't think the blog writer hates those from Flyover country who are normal people. I'm sure he's OK with a Chicago blue collar guy whose vocabulary consists of "da bears"

It's the white spoiled brats from suburbia who move into Brooklyn, drive prices up wildly, then demand that everyone else love them for their artistic irony and specialness.

I suffered a hipster invasion of my old neighborhood in LA of Silverlake, and they took over Atwater Village too. Not much on Glendale Blvd I wanted to buy even if I could afford it

I look at Die Hipster quite often just for the "Hipster Beating of the Day". I don't know the guy's political leanings, but he talks like a Moron.

Today, I saw a 39 year old, fly swatter shaped, bearded transplant long boarding to the over priced farmers market to buy kale that was sustainably delivered by Schwinn from Iowa. So as he rolled by, I cast my fishing rod; hooked him by his protruding Adam’s apple; reeled him in and beat the organic shit out of him with my trusty Louisville Slugger. End of story.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:09 PM (wwsoB)

358 NASA's "breakthrough discovery"

Mock all you want but I for one will have trouble sleeping at night knowing that an arsenic based life form could be plotting to invade Earth. Geez, the election sucks, the Eagles suck, the Mayan end times are near, and now this.

Maybe I'll watch some silicon based life forms to cheer myself up.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 12:12 PM (feFL6)

359 I'm also seeing a disturbing rise in hipster sightings at the Marina Park in downtown Sarasota. Since they gather at Siesta Key beach every Sunday night at sunset for their drum circle, there is a possibility that someone could hold back the invasion with a tactical missile strike from offshore.

Anyone else here who has hipster invasions in their towns or city neighborhoods?

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:14 PM (wwsoB)

360 The monthly cable bill is probably the easiest to cut out -- even though I don't -- since every TV show is uploaded in perfect quality within minutes. And you don't even have to use torrents that expose you to liability. As long as you don't upload anything yourself you're not at risk. It's not illegal for you to watch a Family Guy episode that somebody else put on youtube -- even if it is illegal for that person to put it on youtube in the first place

I still pay for cable cause I like the better picture quality on my HDTV. But I don't pay for any premium channels -- and yet it's trivially easy to watch Walking Dead online. The internet gods literally upload it 15 minutes after it airs.

Posted by: Carl Flintlock at December 01, 2012 12:14 PM (ZPrif)

361 350 >>> Flatbush said: I still pay for cable even though I realize I'm funding the leftist media.

I also buy a computer with an OS, even though I know that all the big tech companies are left-wing and big Obama donors.

I also use Google to find stuff, even though I know 95% of the rich Google employees are hard-core Dems."
============

Point taken, Flatbush. We can't boycott everything leftist immediately. And that's why we have to focus, at first, at the most obvious and visible of our enemies - Network TV.


Yes, I know it's impossible to completely detach ourselves from the media, short of going the Ted Kaczynski route. Still, I felt like I was doing something.

I largely quit watching TV after the 2008 election, but kept the cable. So getting rid of it now wasn't a great hardship. Besides, I'll be saving ~$50/month, which I was just pissing away.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 12:15 PM (sdi6R)

362 351
343 kbdabear:



I gotta give her props for actually showing up in the comment section.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 12:04 PM

Yeh, but it was all attention whoring. Kind of like giving erg, jordan, or hector credit for hanging around here

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:16 PM (wwsoB)

363 Anyone else here who has hipster invasions in their towns or city neighborhoods?
Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:14 PM (wwsoB)


*****

The population in this town is so elderly that the term hipster refers to those who have had joint replacement surgery. So in that sense yeah- a hipster invasion fer sure!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 12:17 PM (1OZSU)

364 Abe Vigoda is
alive







Page loaded Saturday December 1 2012 9:19:16 AM PT

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at December 01, 2012 12:19 PM (d/5qf)

365 Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:16 PM (wwsoB)

Are you a Brooklynite?

And if so, have you forgiven Walter O'Malley?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 01, 2012 12:19 PM (GsoHv)

366 Since 2000, D.C. Area Wealth Grew at Twice National Average

http://tinyurl.com/d2cetg7

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:20 PM (wwsoB)

367 L.I. Couple Allegedly Assaulted By Pizzeria Workers After Complaining About Slices

Husband Says Attackers Used 'N' Word, Said 'This Is For Obama' During Incident

http://tinyurl.com/cv584lc

It's starting.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 12:20 PM (sdi6R)

368 It is disconcerting that I feel part of this moronic and august group. Ialso amaze the youngstersby calculating 10-15% in my head and I am not one of you math and engineering nerds. Recently interacted with an honors grad from a prestigous university who didn't know what the Gestapo was. Had the pints interaction when buying coleslow. Me: I'd like a quart of cole slow. Clerk: I am so sorry sir we only have pints. Me: That is too bad. I'll just have to take two pints. Since you don't have what I want, is there a discount? And on the slide racking, there is some book by some gal on some internet site that gives tips for chicks and for folks with some hand arthritis and echoes the advice of holding the slide and pushing the hand grip. I use it myself even if it may violate some obscure man card requirements.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at December 01, 2012 12:22 PM (WIJEI)

369 hi all
did you hear about the KC Chiefs player?
sad

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at December 01, 2012 12:22 PM (d/5qf)

370 Posted by: Abe Vigoda at December 01, 2012 12:19 PM (d/5qf)
*****

Speaking of artistic irony and specialness!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 12:22 PM (1OZSU)

371 365
Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:16 PM (wwsoB)

Are you a Brooklynite?

And if so, have you forgiven Walter O'Malley?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 01, 2012 12:19 PM

I'm originally from Jersey, dated a few girls from Bensonhurst

My dad was an old Brooklyn Dodgers fan, and he got over it once the Mets won the World Series in '69.

It was that Bobby Thompson home run in '51 he never got over

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:23 PM (wwsoB)

372 Oh I know what the Gestapo is. It's George Bush and Mitt Romney!!!1!!!!!!!1!1!!1!!!!

Posted by: typical honors grad at December 01, 2012 12:24 PM (d/5qf)

373 Yeah chemjeff- we were talking about it up-thread

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 12:24 PM (1OZSU)

374 okay, guess I should actually read the comments then

Posted by: chemjeff at December 01, 2012 12:26 PM (d/5qf)

375 Naw- no need to read above. You're not in them anyway!

How have you been? Long time no see.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 12:27 PM (1OZSU)

376 >>okay, guess I should actually read the comments then

THUD.
(falls over in shock at such talk)

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 01, 2012 12:28 PM (SUKHu)

377
Belcher was from the University of Maine. That's a rare one.

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 01, 2012 12:30 PM (tkoGU)

378 Twitter says Chiefs LB Javon Belcher murdered
his girlfriend, went to Arrowhead, was confronted by team officials,
then killed himself in their presence


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 01, 2012 11:34 AM

Belcher should have stopped at murdering his girlfriend, then ESPN would have worshiped him as a "role model"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:30 PM (wwsoB)

379
359I'm also seeing a disturbing rise in hipster sightings at the Marina Park in downtown Sarasota. Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:14 PM (wwsoB)

Hey, what a coincidence, I'm moving to Sarasota next week! Real close to Siesta, too.

Posted by: the lone lemon at December 01, 2012 12:30 PM (xXhWA)

380
A few years back I was living in western NY. I spent a week in Manhattan during "Christmas with some friends that flew in from Cali and Florida. While shopping at Macy's the lady behind the counter asked me where I was from. I told her NY, western NY. She sniffed "You are NOT from NY"

Dummy lost a $500 dollar sale that day due to her snobbish and rude behavior.

Posted by: Cheri at December 01, 2012 12:31 PM (EAgmr)

381 377

Belcher was from the University of Maine. That's a rare one.


Posted by: Lincolntf at December 01, 2012 12:30 PM

Guess she objected to the Maine Surprise

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:31 PM (wwsoB)

382 @kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:14 PM (wwsoB)It is a college town, after all.

Posted by: the lone lemon at December 01, 2012 12:32 PM (xXhWA)

383 359I'm also seeing a disturbing rise in hipster
sightings at the Marina Park in downtown Sarasota. Posted by: kbdabear
at December 01, 2012 12:14 PM (wwsoB)

Hey, what a coincidence, I'm moving to Sarasota next week! Real close to Siesta, too.

Posted by: the lone lemon at December 01, 2012 12:30 PM

It's a really nice town, but do NOT go into the area north of Fruitville Rd up to University Blvd at night, where Washington Blvd runs through it.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:34 PM (wwsoB)

384 TD Oklahoma

Posted by: toby928© at December 01, 2012 12:34 PM (QupBk)

385 Very sad/bad situation with the Chiefs scumbag. Apparently there's a newborn who's now an orphan due to that animal's savagery.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 01, 2012 12:34 PM (ZPrif)

386 I read that hipster article and the comments. Interesting.

The issue seemed to be 1. she moved into a "pre-established community" and then asked that noise ordinance laws they were violating and had violated for years be enforced.

then people said she was a racist b/c those laws were written to establish racist social norms (i.e. quiet streets) that some cultures didn't live by.

It was really a very disturbing thread to read.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 01, 2012 12:34 PM (oU9pV)

387
It's a really nice town, but do NOT go into the area north of Fruitville Rd up to University Blvd at night, where Washington Blvd runs through it.Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:34 PM (wwsoB)

Yeah I heard about the north side. I'm nearMcIntosh and Bahia Vista, seems to be a little Amish community.

Posted by: the lone lemon at December 01, 2012 12:35 PM (xXhWA)

388 My daughter's friends also go cross-eyed when I mention the Weimar Republic. Years ago, friend of oldest heard the Beatle's song Revolution playing on our stereo. "Oh, I didn't know you guys had the Nike song." But a friend did introduce me to egg creams recently. Yum with a yucky name.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at December 01, 2012 12:36 PM (WIJEI)

389 Belcher was from the University of Maine

Hey, that's where the Phi Beta Kappa society was founded! Was Belcher a neuroscientist by any chance?

Posted by: boulder hobo at December 01, 2012 12:36 PM (QTHTd)

390 362
Yeh, but it was all attention whoring. Kind of like giving erg, jordan, or hector credit for hanging around here


Not exactly, since our thread topics aren't about erg, jordan, or hector. This hipster chick was actually called out by name in the post, then went into the lion's den to defend herself.

That doesn't mean I agree with her or anything. It's just one of those things that makes me say, "Gotta love the internet."

Once there was a thread about Valerie Jarrett at Neo-Neocon. A commenter showed up claiming that he was a childhood playmate of hers when they were growing up in Iran. Their families were good friends. He sounded legit to me.

That doesn't mean that I like Valerie Jarrett any more, but it was cool to see her humanized in that way, instead of regarding her as an abstract "public figure" whose path will never cross mine. This was one degree of separation, or something like that.



Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 12:37 PM (sdi6R)

391 Seamus, I'm okay, just chilling on a Saturday morning, how be you

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at December 01, 2012 12:38 PM (d/5qf)

392 >>>>>Anyone else here who has hipster invasions in their towns or city neighborhoods?<<<<


We get an annual invasion of retro hippies in Ocala. Every year the "Rainbow People" gather in the national forest to get eaten by ticks, chiggers, skeeters, and no-seeums. Eventually they all make it into town for first aid and hand outs.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 01, 2012 12:40 PM (BF5Y9)

393 Something different.

Bunch of anime set to Van Halen's 'Right Now'
http://youtu.be/LaAazsHXUQ8

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 12:40 PM (Mnvm/)

394 Yeah I heard about the north side. I'm nearMcIntosh and Bahia Vista, seems to be a little Amish community.

Posted by: the lone lemon at December 01, 2012 12:35 PM

It's quite a large Amish community. One place you have to stop at is Big Olaf's Ice cream on Bahia Vista west of Beneva. Fantastic homemade ice cream at good prices.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:41 PM (wwsoB)

395 Muslim Brotherhood now paying people to RAPE WOMEN

http://tinyurl.com/brnc2f3

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 01, 2012 12:43 PM (sZTYJ)

396 Posted by: The Political Hat at December 01, 2012 12:43 PM (sZTYJ)

political hat, you always have the most depressing/disturbing links. Meant with all due respect.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 01, 2012 12:44 PM (oU9pV)

397 All the hipster talk reminded me of the "Hipster Olympics" video.

It's old as hell but still funny.

(I'd link it but evidently I'm too stupid to figure out how to do it from the phone)

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at December 01, 2012 12:45 PM (hOZSx)

398 Vic, did you see this news article? US Navy is going to do to CVN-65 what it allowed to happen to CV-6. Turn the ship into scrap. No museum.

http://tinyurl.com/cf2mt58

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 12:46 PM (Mnvm/)

399 The hipsters of Williamsburg aren't exactly ones to slavishly obey ordinances themselves. They use their apartments to cook those hipster finger foods they sell at outrageous prices, and I don't imagine that Bloombergstan is OK with the rooftop gardens

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:47 PM (wwsoB)

400
@kbdabear
I get that, and if the entire place weren't littered with "What Real New Yorkers think..blah blah blah." I'd probably not be so put off by it.
Histper invasions happen everywhere. Used to go to a microbrew bar/pub thing. I liked it a lot, but a 30-40 year olds hanging out meant I could sit in the corner with my friends order up a fish and chips and some beers and talk with them in (relative) quiet.
Next thing I know: Hipsters. A Jukebox goes in, bands start playing every friday and saturday (bad bands) and much of the simple pub food menu is replaced by (not joking here) arugala salads and the like. (Fish and chips survived, so did the burger, but biscuit stew is sadly gone.) Place isn't aweful now, but I don't typically go there over the weekend anymore. Acting like it only happens in New york is...strange.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 01, 2012 12:48 PM (GaqMa)

401 391 Seamus, I'm okay, just chilling on a Saturday morning, how be you
Posted by: chemjeff-husker at December 01, 2012 12:38 PM (d/5qf)

*****

Just drinking coffee and loving life!! I'm happy to be out of Pixy limbo where I was stuck for the last month. Missus Muldoon is doubly happy that I can bring my dumb jokes here to AoSHQ so she doesn't have to pretend to laugh at them.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 12:49 PM (1OZSU)

402 We get an annual invasion of retro hippies in Ocala.
Every year the "Rainbow People" gather in the national forest to get
eaten by ticks, chiggers, skeeters, and no-seeums. Eventually they all
make it into town for first aid and hand outs.


Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 01, 2012 12:40 PM

That's when the citizens of Ocala need to greet the visiting hippies with pamphlets that say "Copperheads; Your Misunderstood Friends"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2012 12:50 PM (wwsoB)

403 erikW, funny!

hipster olympics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAO4EVMlpwM

Posted by: elizabethe at December 01, 2012 12:52 PM (oU9pV)

404 I've shared a campground with the Rainbow Family before. They weren't horrible neighbors but not great either. Low rent hippies.

Posted by: toby928© at December 01, 2012 12:53 PM (QupBk)

405
That's when the citizens of Ocala need to greet the visiting hippies
with pamphlets that say "Copperheads; Your Misunderstood Friends"



Chiggers: Nature's Lovable Six-Legged Friends

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at December 01, 2012 12:53 PM (d/5qf)

406 402 I think the PC term is chegroes you RACCIST!!!

Posted by: Butters at December 01, 2012 12:54 PM (NIZHJ)

407
Why would team officials confront this guy? Wouldn't it have been better to, you know, call the freakin' cops?

Posted by: Walkers! at December 01, 2012 12:55 PM (sdLQT)

408 Spoiler Alert!

I may have seen one of the worst movies ever last night. That is Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly" What a heavy-handed, America-hating dreary, bitter, cynical piece of shit this was. Only because I spent ten bucks and paid another 11 for a small popcorn and soda did I stay through the whole thing. I kept thinking any minute now the movie would actually have something watchable.

So it is set in Brooklyn in 2008 during the Obama/McCain campaign. Every time they are in a car a speech by Bush or Obama is playing. Go to a bar, and the TV is on with a speech by Bush. But they are not just bashing Bush.

At the end of the movie Pitt's character and the mafia accountant trying to stiff him for killing several people are puking out talking-points dialog, with Obama's inauguration speech heard (loudly) in the background on TV over the bar.

All the hopey-changy stuff etc. And Finally Pitt's character tells the mafia accountant guy, "fuck America, it is not a country, America is business, now fucking pay me! He actually rags on Obama during this scene.

This is one incoherent pile of shit movie. You sit there wondering if Brad Pitt was broke and had to do this movie or else give blow jobs to the drunk and homeless in downtown LA. What the fuck?

Utterly pointless hatred of America that has made him and his Director/Writer buddy filthy rich. These people are like babies so filled with hatred for being born that they slap their mothers as soon as they come out of the womb.

So many scenes that are so badly written you cannot believe the dialog, like when the two robbers are in the car going to the poker game they rob. They are talking like two 11 year old mentally retarded drug addicts about fucking and pussy and on and on, nothing funny, just crude, very unappealing and it fills up ten fucking minutes of pointless mind-numbing dialog.

All the while through the whole movie one of the robbers is covered with a sheen of sweat, and it is obviously cold outside...why is he sweating like a pig? Is he sick? Does he have a disease? Is it some artsy attempt at subtle commentary about a sick society?

But you would actually have to care about the character to even try and figure it out, but this character is so unappealing you just want him to grab his own throat and fall to the ground choking as sweat runs off of him like a malarial victim working on the Panama Canal in 1908.

Pitt's character is utterly unappealing, a murdering scum-bag hit man with no redeeming qualities, no charm...nothing, just a dead man with a dead soul.

Dreary scenes of Detroit-like bombed out cityscapes. Horrible pictures of an ugly America that only exists in the minds of liberals as they play with themselves in their luxurious mansions.

My advice is to first kill yourself, then go see this movie, because you will want to kill yourself afterward.

Posted by: Jehu at December 01, 2012 12:56 PM (cSD32)

409 Arthropod-Americans.

Posted by: toby928© at December 01, 2012 12:56 PM (QupBk)

410 Happy Saturday, everyone! It's a lovely day of college football and drainpipe leaks from the unit above me. So down came part of the ceiling (not by itself; it was intentionally pulled down to look at the damage). Fun times!

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 01, 2012 12:56 PM (mepMv)

411 elizabethe,

I agree about the hipsterhate thread being disturbing. I think moving into a neighborhood and then calling the cops to complain about harmless neighborhood traditions is douchebaggery, but a lot of people in the comments were going beyond that and spinning entire racial/gender/class conflict theories over the incident.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 01, 2012 12:56 PM (BF5Y9)

412 Rainbow Family- sort of like hippies, only they smell worse, are less idealistic and have worse music. Sort of like they dropped out, turned on, but forgot to tune in.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 12:57 PM (1OZSU)

413 Wow, speaking of the well wonders of higher education. Harvard approves allowing a sex club on campus. Frats and Sororities hardest hit?

http://tinyurl.com/clbwb8u

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 12:57 PM (Mnvm/)

414 407


Why would team officials confront this guy? Wouldn't it have been better to, you know, call the freakin' cops?

Posted by: Walkers! at December 01, 2012 12:55 PM (sdLQT)


because outfits like pro sports teams don't want bad publicity?

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at December 01, 2012 12:58 PM (d/5qf)

415 wow a Chiefs player killed gal pal then self...

helluva morning.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 01, 2012 12:59 PM (LRFds)

416 http://tinyurl.com/clbwb8u
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 12:57 PM (Mnvm/)

anna, you are trying to top political hat for the disturbing threads.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 01, 2012 12:59 PM (oU9pV)

417 before you know it, prostitution in higher ed colleges is going to be just another work-study program.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 01, 2012 01:00 PM (oU9pV)

418 Jehu, thanks for taking one for the team. In the trailer I saw Pitt give that speech about America being a business. All I could think of was Oliver Stone's original 'Wall Street' and its 'greed is good' quote. So based on that, decided not to see the Pitt movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:01 PM (Mnvm/)

419 *Blood pressure warning*

A number of petitions aimed at reigning in the spendthrift governments in CA have been aborted during the past few years because of a curious number of fake names and addresses.

"Now, thanks to the just-aborted attempt by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan to bring sweeping pension reform to the city of Los Angeles, unions have lost any plausible deniability. Two weeks ago, Paul Kim, a work-site organizer for Service Employees International Union Local 721 in Los Angeles, sent out an email to SEIU members with this admonition:

“We need Union members hitting the streets signing Riordan’s petition with fake names/addresses and gathering retraction signatures from LA residents on our own petition. We need people power starting this Saturday.”"

no words... no words...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 01, 2012 01:02 PM (JEpGb)

420 417
before you know it, prostitution in higher ed colleges is going to be just another work-study program.


Wasn't there an Instapundit story a while back about some college student whining that she was *forced* to go into prostitution in order to pay for college?

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at December 01, 2012 01:02 PM (d/5qf)

421 419 WCL,

they want the implosion...I am starting to want it too.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 01, 2012 01:02 PM (LRFds)

422 I live in a SEC college town, so every guy is either a Hipster or a Bro, both equally annoying.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 01, 2012 01:03 PM (6TveQ)

423 Jehu, I second Anna's comment.

Also, I have to point out that, according to the AoSHQ stylebook, your movie review was short by about 1,000 words.

Just a warning for next time.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 01, 2012 01:04 PM (oU9pV)

424 elizabethe, well that headline just kind of grabbed me. All I could immediately think of is how Ivy League schools tend to ban ROTC and Christian organizations from using their spaces.

And I thought Sandra Fluke had already doing that kind of uummm work-study.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:05 PM (Mnvm/)

425 no words... no words... Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 01, 2012 01:02 PM (JEpGb) Just let it burn, bro. Let it go.

Posted by: the lone lemon at December 01, 2012 01:05 PM (xXhWA)

426 kbdabear,

Heh, the scrub is crawling with rattlesnakes (pygmies and diamondbacks), the parts of the forest that aren't scrub is swamp/flood plain for the Ocklawaha and the St. John's and they are full of gators, and the bears and the panthers and the wild hogs all roam easily between the two habitats. I'm kind of surprised more of the rainbow folks don't get eaten or mauled.


Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 01, 2012 01:06 PM (BF5Y9)

427
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 01, 2012 01:02 PM (JEpGb)

Well yeah, they've all but admitted that the CA unions gamed the "independent commission" process for redistricting, no surprise that they are engaging in dirty tricks here

Posted by: chemjeff-husker at December 01, 2012 01:07 PM (d/5qf)

428 It may be Dwayne Bowe. He's the wrong age and looking from the search results his wiki has been updated.

Dwayne Lorenzo Bowe (September 21,
1984 - December 1, 2012) was an American football wide receiver for the
Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football

It could be wrong.

Posted by: Butters at December 01, 2012 01:08 PM (NIZHJ)

429 Wasn't there an Instapundit story a while back about some college student whining that she was *forced* to go into prostitution in order to pay for college?
Posted by: chemjeff-husker at December 01, 2012 01:02 PM (d/5qf)

I don't remember that one.

but there was this one from Germany in 2005. The dangers of combining legalized prostitution with a welfare state -- woman forced to prostitute or lose unemployment benefits.

http://tinyurl.com/69prvk

Posted by: elizabethe at December 01, 2012 01:09 PM (oU9pV)

430 We don't allow ROTC on campus, they hate gays and promote war. That sort of behavior is not acceptable on our fine campus.

But if you are into bullwhips and ballgags, you're welcome here!

Posted by: Harvard Dean at December 01, 2012 01:09 PM (d/5qf)

431 404 I've shared a campground with the Rainbow Family before. They weren't horrible neighbors but not great either. Low rent hippies.

I went to a Rainbow Gathering back in the mid-80s when it was held in Pennsylvania. I didn't quite feel like I fit in, though. They did seem to be conscientious about cleaning up after themselves and restoring the park to its prior state, erasing the traces of their presence.

During and after that period I went to Grateful Dead concerts, and was always appalled at the amount of trash left behind. Some of us took to bringing trash bags along and trying to clean up our areas in the parking lot after the shows. I had other people come up to me and ask if I had any more trash bags. Of course, I did.

Even today when I go to a concert--any concert--I'll pick up some trash on my way to the exit and dispose of it in a trash can.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 01:09 PM (sdi6R)

432 Elizabethe, TinyURL has a sense of humor when it generated the link. A sick sense of humor perhaps.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:10 PM (Mnvm/)

433 Greetings and salutinations, y'all.

I'm torn: if my Tide beats Them Dawgs today, they'll open up a big ol' can of whoopass on ND and win the NatChamp.

If they lose, they'll probably play in one of the bowl games here in town. At last night's gig, all the Tide fans (and there are quite a few of them at the place where we play) are gonna get together and go. Think Moron Meetup with footballs.

I patiently await elbows...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 01, 2012 01:12 PM (yiIja)

434 I have a deer problem. For the past 2 days as I try to leave my house, I find 5-7 deer hanging around my driveway. They won't move and they just stare at me. There is always one buck and he looks strong and his antlers scare me. Any idea what to do? Don't say shoot them. They are just too pretty but they are becoming a bit of a nuisance.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 01:13 PM (0PiQ4)

435
Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 01:13 PM (0PiQ4)

Well, you can always shoot them

Posted by: guy who doesn't read the comments at December 01, 2012 01:14 PM (d/5qf)

436 They are just too pretty but they are becoming a bit of a nuisance.

I'd place a salt lick in a neighbor's yard.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 01, 2012 01:15 PM (yiIja)

437 More of my Hollywood rant. What is with the theme in so many movies where small town girl is trying to get through college in the big city and MUST turn to prostitution or striping to make her way, or she may just be a single mom and the ONLY way she can feed her illegitimate kid is to strip or whore herself. Really those are the only options? This was not true until the Obama economy.

It is like Hollywood screenwriters never heard of waitresses, or at least working the counter in an adult bookstore.

Posted by: Jehu at December 01, 2012 01:15 PM (cSD32)

438 I've heard deer don't like the scent of urine. Or beer. Or cayenne. Or something.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 01, 2012 01:16 PM (6TveQ)

439 And was every young girl in America molested by her Dad? Really?

Posted by: Jehu at December 01, 2012 01:17 PM (cSD32)

440 I hear there's a machine that makes this high-pitched sound that scares off deer, but humans can't hear it.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 01, 2012 01:17 PM (a0nis)

441 >>What is with the theme in so many movies where small town girl is trying to get through college in the big city and MUST turn to prostitution or striping to make her way, or she may just be a single mom and the ONLY way she can feed her illegitimate kid is to strip or whore herself.

Because that's the way it usually works for women moving to Hollywood.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 01, 2012 01:18 PM (6TveQ)

442 “We need Union members hitting the streets
signing Riordan’s petition with fake names/addresses and gathering
retraction signatures from LA residents on our own petition. We need
people power starting this Saturday.”"

no words... no words...


Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 01, 2012 01:02 PM

Let..... It .... Burn

Posted by: Hugh Jass at December 01, 2012 01:18 PM (wwsoB)

443 The Sporting News says it was Jovan Belcher a linebacker for the Chiefs.

Posted by: Butters at December 01, 2012 01:19 PM (NIZHJ)

444 @434-

Just break into a song and dance and they will happily sing along with- probably with some chipmunks and a friendly skunk or two.

Posted by: Zombie Walt Disney at December 01, 2012 01:19 PM (1OZSU)

445 L, flashing your headlights usually snaps them out of their trance. A few honks of the horn probably wouldn't hurt either.

I actually hit a large doe on the way to work last Tuesday and I got a busted headlight and a cracked radiator.

They're thick around here and I'm of the opinion that the herd needs be thinned. I'd be okay with ODNR allowing open season during deer gun season.

Posted by: ErikW on the damned phone at December 01, 2012 01:19 PM (hOZSx)

446 @441

Yep, that's Hollywood. Strippers, hoes, and Lindsay Lohan.

Whoops, redundancy there.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 01, 2012 01:20 PM (a0nis)

447 408
So many scenes that are so badly written you cannot believe the dialog, like when the two robbers are in the car going to the poker game they rob. They are talking like two 11 year old mentally retarded drug addicts about fucking and pussy and on and on, nothing funny, just crude, very unappealing and it fills up ten fucking minutes of pointless mind-numbing dialog.


I dunno. Doesn't that pretty accurately describe the conversational and reasoning abilities of about 65,000,000 American voters?

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 01:20 PM (sdi6R)

448 >>>Any idea what to do?

Mark your territory with urine. If you're shy about whippin' it out, you can always spread it with your favorite coffee mug.

Posted by: Dr. Fritz at December 01, 2012 01:20 PM (d8K+M)

449 >>>> What is with the theme in so many movies where small town girl is
trying to get through college in the big city and MUST turn to
prostitution or striping to make her way, or she may just be a single
mom and the ONLY way she can feed her illegitimate kid is to strip or
whore herself.<<<<<


If she gets a normal job they have to get creative with reasons to get her naked on screen.

If she's a stripper they can just show her at work.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 01, 2012 01:21 PM (BF5Y9)

450 Following links from the Daily Telegraph, Zurich proposes drive-in sex-in-a-box to cut down on street prostitution.
http://tinyurl.com/cnngjq6

"Mr. Polanski will you please put down your top so we can serve you better."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:22 PM (Mnvm/)

451 Wasn't there an Instapundit story a while back about some college
student whining that she was *forced* to go into prostitution in order
to pay for college?


A read a recent survey that said about 10% of them were willing to consider porn or prostitution to pay college bills.

The new normal in ObamAmerica.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 01:23 PM (qiu2Q)

452 437 More of my Hollywood rant. What is with the theme in so many movies where small town girl is trying to get through college in the big city and MUST turn to prostitution or striping to make her way, or she may just be a single mom and the ONLY way she can feed her illegitimate kid is to strip or whore herself. Really those are the only options? This was not true until the Obama economy.

It is like Hollywood screenwriters never heard of waitresses, or at least working the counter in an adult bookstore.


You're over-thinking it. They just want an excuse to include some nudity.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 01:23 PM (sdi6R)

453 Thanks for suggestions. What's a salt lick? I don't have any neighbors though. My fear is hitting one them. They usually take their time and move onto the grass but I keep thinking one will jump back out the way stupid squirrels do.

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 01:23 PM (0PiQ4)

454 I remember the movie years ago during the Reagan era called "Breaking Away." A small town in Pennsylvania, I think. And these High School kids are all rooting for their buddy to win some bike race, which he eventually does after defeating armies of the Philistines and Goliath, and whipping an invading Chinese army etc.

Very heroic. Because if he does NOT win the race, he will be damned to work in the steel mill with his buddies for-fucking-ever. Loosing all hope and only a dreary life of trudging to the mill everyday and drinking in the local pub ever night.

So there are no other options? Could you go to school and become an accountant and move to Bismark N.D. or something? Or maybe move to a big city and be a pimp? Like even in 1985 America was over, no ability to be anything except what your father had been, to work in the same job. Mindless drivel from Hollywood for decades!

Posted by: Jehu at December 01, 2012 01:24 PM (cSD32)

455 If she gets a normal job they have to get creative with reasons to get her naked on screen.

They need a reason?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 01, 2012 01:24 PM (yiIja)

456 Have these alleged deer made any threatening comments? Are they armed or not? Do they have any identifying marks or gang tattoos? If not, just take a wide berth and walk around. At all costs, avoid eye contact. Remember to be culturally sensitive, as they were here before we were.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 01:24 PM (1OZSU)

457 ESPN says Jovan Belcher, as does the main link at Drudge.

Posted by: Methos at December 01, 2012 01:24 PM (hO9ad)

458 Are the deer brown?

Posted by: Butters at December 01, 2012 01:25 PM (NIZHJ)

459 @450

Damn, Europe going broken clock on us again. We need to adopt this post-haste!

Posted by: JDTAY at December 01, 2012 01:26 PM (a0nis)

460 "no words"

I have words. Anyone who engages in voter fraud, including signing petitions is a traitor.

The Committee for Public Safety will eventually get around to them.


Posted by: Al at December 01, 2012 01:27 PM (V70Uh)

461 Dr.Fritz

I don't have one of those things to whip out. And I will not collect urine. Maybe it's time to get a dog. I've debated getting one for the last two years

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 01:28 PM (0PiQ4)

462 450 Following links from the Daily Telegraph, Zurich proposes drive-in sex-in-a-box to cut down on street prostitution.

*****

Maybe I'm naive, but can't you get roughly the same effect by driving through an automated car wash with your windows rolled down?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 01:28 PM (1OZSU)

463 Football?

Posted by: Truman North at December 01, 2012 01:29 PM (I2LwF)

464 454
Very heroic. Because if he does NOT win the race, he will be damned to work in the steel mill with his buddies for-fucking-ever. Loosing all hope and only a dreary life of trudging to the mill everyday and drinking in the local pub ever night.


Good thing the government fixed that. The steel mills are gone. Now it's EBT cards and drinking in the local pub every night.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 01:29 PM (sdi6R)

465 455

They like to pretend it is art.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 01, 2012 01:29 PM (BF5Y9)

466 . They won't move and they just stare at me.

Deer are Obama voters. What you're seeing is the vanguard of the FSA gangs that will be roaming the whole country soon.

When you leave, they plan to rob your house. A stout pellet gun will disperse them for a while. 10 or 15 pumps will draw a bit of blood. Whack the toughest looking male in the ass. If he bolts, the rest will follow.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 01:30 PM (qiu2Q)

467 You guys are so funny. I haven't had much to laugh at since Nov 6th but the comment thread here always does

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 01:31 PM (0PiQ4)

468
They are just too pretty but they are becoming a bit of a nuisance. Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 01:13 PM (0PiQ4)

Release the hounds. Seriously though, its probably a seasonal thing, they like different places at different times of year. Bet they're gone in a week.

Posted by: the lone lemon at December 01, 2012 01:31 PM (xXhWA)

469 One thing I've always wondered... How come everyone agrees Hollywood movies are crap, yet half of everyone still likes Hollywood values?

Posted by: JDTAY at December 01, 2012 01:31 PM (a0nis)

470 before you know it, prostitution in higher ed colleges is going to be just another work-study program.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 01, 2012 01:00 PM (oU9pV)

I wonder how competitive the GTAs are to get the labs!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 01, 2012 01:31 PM (Cnqmv)

471 What's a salt lick?

Big block of salts and minerals, a little bigger than a cinder block. Any feed store (cattle, horses) should have one.

Posted by: t-bird at December 01, 2012 01:32 PM (FcR7P)

472 At least Hollywood is putting out something nowadays that actually reflects society as it is, and that is vampire and zombie movies. Best series on T.V. is the "Walking Dead." I am convinced it is a metaphor for what half of America has become. Fucking zombies that walk around eating actual living-producing human beings.

They are impossible to kill unless you take off their heads. Just like liberals who's heads are filled with deadly diseased ideas. And they mass into mindless armies usually found on college campuses, or Democratic Headquarters.

Posted by: Jehu at December 01, 2012 01:32 PM (cSD32)

473 462 450 Following links from the Daily Telegraph, Zurich proposes drive-in sex-in-a-box to cut down on street prostitution. ***** Maybe I'm naive, but can't you get roughly the same effect by driving through an automated car wash with your windows rolled down?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 01:28 PM (1OZSU)

*****

Oh, yeah, and your pants down...

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 01:32 PM (1OZSU)

474 >>>Maybe I'm naive, but can't you get roughly the same effect by driving through an automated car wash with your windows rolled down?

If you can't see a difference, then you're doing one of the two activities wrong. ^_^

Posted by: Truman North at December 01, 2012 01:33 PM (I2LwF)

475 >>>ESPN says Jovan Belcher, as does the main link at Drudge.

Let's hope this piece-of-shit murderous bastard didn't kill his daughter.

Posted by: Dr. Fritz at December 01, 2012 01:33 PM (d8K+M)

476 Ugh. He was apparently talking with the GM and head coach in the parking lot at Arrowhead when he did it. (ESPN reporting)

Posted by: Methos at December 01, 2012 01:35 PM (hO9ad)

477 Seamus, LOL.

What is even more funny in the article. They are building these little chalets of mechanical lust in an industrial area. But the biggest problem is most of the prostitutes are foreigners who speak very little German so its hard to get the message to them.

Of course there will also be a problem of supply and demand. What if too many prostitutes learn of these boxes and try to stake out the best locations while the supply of boxes stay the same.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:35 PM (Mnvm/)

478 I have a pellet gun. Will bucks charge at you or do they run like the girls do?

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 01:36 PM (0PiQ4)

479 I was just musing to my wife last night that there is a reason zombie entertainment is so big right now... Everyone in entertainment is latching on to zombies. They are The Thing in video games and have been for about three years.

It's reflective of something. A hunger inside us, I think.

They are not just leftists in disguise-- most creators are leftists.

I think it's a spiritual hunger.

Posted by: Truman North at December 01, 2012 01:37 PM (I2LwF)

480 472 Jehu,

Never watched the "walking democrat" I see it every 2 to 4 years....

Posted by: sven10077 at December 01, 2012 01:38 PM (LRFds)

481 478I have a pellet gun. Will bucks charge at you or do they run like the girls do? Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 01:36 PM (0PiQ4)This time of year, near his harem, he might charge.

Posted by: the lone lemon at December 01, 2012 01:39 PM (xXhWA)

482 I know a guy who got charged by a wounded deer. Huge guy with a sling blade and he got tore up.

Posted by: Butters at December 01, 2012 01:39 PM (NIZHJ)

483 Jehu, after one episode of Walking Dead I can't watch it. The survivors are too stupid to survive.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:39 PM (Mnvm/)

484 @477
Dennis Miller's sidekick yesterday on the radio show alluded to them as "Jack in the Box".
IYKWHMAITYD

(ordinarily I would have just stolen that line, but, hey I'm feeling charitable)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 01:39 PM (1OZSU)

485 Let's hope this piece-of-shit murderous bastard didn't kill his daughter.

EXPN mentioned several times that he had killed the "mother of his child"-I would hope that since they mentioned the child, but didn't comment further, that she was left out of this. Though, obviously, she's now an orphan.

Posted by: Methos at December 01, 2012 01:39 PM (hO9ad)

486 To disperse deer, dragon's-breath shot shells work wonders.

Posted by: Comrade Pickles, loyal Party Cat at December 01, 2012 01:39 PM (vlC9n)

487 What if too many prostitutes learn of these boxes and try to stake out the best locations while the supply of boxes stay the same.

When there's money to be made? The city, Pimp Daddy Z, will be all over that. Also, 'activists' will agitate to get those quarters upgraded.

Our future. it burns to look at it.

Posted by: t-bird at December 01, 2012 01:40 PM (FcR7P)

488 Will bucks charge at you or do they run like the girls do?

Snipe'em from behind a tree or out a window if there's any concern about that. Being Obama voters, deer are mind numbingly stupid, they'll never make the mental connection that it was you who did it to them.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 01:40 PM (qiu2Q)

489 And all the Vampire movies, how is that for metaphor for an Obama voter? A class of humans that are infected by being bitten and having their blood sucked out. And all the chicks love them some vampires, so kewl, you know?

No ability for self-reflection (cannot see themselves in a mirror).
Cannot stand the light of day (Hello Barney Frank, Anthony Wiener, Eric Holder).
And eventually unless you kill them, they will infect the whole population, you need silver bullets to kill them, as silver is still real, unlike the dollar. And boy do they hate Christ and the cross. No wonder vampires are so popular!

Posted by: Jehu at December 01, 2012 01:41 PM (cSD32)

490 The Kansas City Star reports that there was an argument after the girlfriend had returned home from a concert at 1 a.m. And they argued frequently. Source was a friend of the girlfriend. They were introduced to each other by the girlfriend of another player on the Chiefs.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 01, 2012 01:41 PM (mepMv)

491 When I was stationed at Kaiserslautern back in the daythey had mobile sex-boxes, I think they were called Winnebagos. Not drive-through though, but most weekends the main road leading to the U.S. base looked like the parking lot at a college football game as they jockeyed for prime real estate.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 01:43 PM (1OZSU)

492 Vampires call to the nihilism that socialism engenders as the state decides where the human cog will best slot into the machine of the state.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:43 PM (Mnvm/)

493 How did Susan Rice get so wealthy?
She's worth $45M and spent her whole life working for non-profits, left-wing think tanks, and the government.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 01, 2012 01:43 PM (ZPrif)

494 The fact that the unions won't be charged with a crime or penalized in any fashion really doesn't sit well with me.

The union was actively soliciting fraud. That's organized crime.

A not a damned thing will happen to them.

You want a nice little bookend to this whole thing?

The CA GOP was considering closing it's office in the state capitol in July.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 01, 2012 01:44 PM (JEpGb)

495 How did Susan Rice get so wealthy?

Probably the usual way people in politics get rich...insider trading.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 01:46 PM (qiu2Q)

496 493 How did Susan Rice get so wealthy? She's worth $45M and spent her whole life working for non-profits, left-wing think tanks, and the government.
Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 01, 2012 01:43 PM (ZPrif)


*****

Answered your own question, eh?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 01:46 PM (1OZSU)

497 It makes me sad to know deer are Obama voters. They are so damn pretty. Maybe they are Hollywood Obama voters?

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 01:46 PM (0PiQ4)

498 Even worse is that his mom witnessed the shooting of the girlfriend and the GM and head coach of the Chiefs watched him kill himself. I can't imagine the agony they're going through right now.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 01, 2012 01:47 PM (mepMv)

499 Who knew working for non profits could so dang profitable?

Posted by: Butters at December 01, 2012 01:47 PM (NIZHJ)

500 One thing I've always wondered... How come everyone agrees Hollywood movies are crap, yet half of everyone still likes Hollywood values?

Well, once in a great while, they'll actually make a movie worth watching. The rest of the time, it's like Charlie Brown, Lucy and the football. And their promotion is just like politican's: It's the greatest thing EVAH! right up until you watch it and find out it's a POS. (see Promethius)

What I can't understand is the almost complete absense of any quality in what passes for the popular arts any more. Take Firefly as an example. Good writing, great interaction in an ensemble, a clear line between good and evil in the plots, and Christina Hendricks. Look what happened to it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 01, 2012 01:47 PM (yiIja)

501
The union was actively soliciting fraud. That's organized crime.


Two words --- ERIC. HOLDER.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 01:47 PM (qiu2Q)

502 I guess there's a lot of profit to be made in non-profits.

Posted by: rickl at December 01, 2012 01:48 PM (sdi6R)

503 Meanwhile a friend of the Duchess of Cambridge has been running a discreet sex service for elite clientele called Killing Kittens. The operative word is 'has' since she is now claiming a computer virus has glitched the email sent out for a possibly kinky Christmas party.

http://tinyurl.com/bvxkvwx

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:48 PM (Mnvm/)

504 499 Who knew working for non profits could so dang profitable?
Posted by: Butters at December 01, 2012 01:47 PM (NIZHJ)

*****

Nothing says a non-profit can't generate revenue- it just isn't allowed to have any left over at the end of the year.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 01:49 PM (1OZSU)

505 Anna Puma

Jehu, after one episode of Walking Dead I can't watch it. The survivors are too stupid to survive.

Anna, I just have Netflix now, no cable, so I have watched though the second season. It gets much better. For one thing it looks like the writers are illustrating liberal stupidity, cause survivors with liberal values are getting killed left and right.

The main character...the Sheriff guy is emerging as the uncontested leader and at the end of the second season he lays down the law and pretty much ends all the liberal bullshit that is getting them killed.

I guess the 3rd season is on now, but someone with cable would have to weigh-in on what is happening. Really it is a great metaphor for what we are all living though with half the country turned into mindless zombies.

Thing is you get SICK of the fucking zombies, they are so hard to kill. Just like liberals, you get sick of them and their lying life-philosophy is so hard to kill. You think you have it down and out, and up it comes again dragging its intestines behind itself, still trying to eat you.

Posted by: Jehu at December 01, 2012 01:49 PM (cSD32)

506 They are so damn pretty.

Think of them as large rats or pigeons.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 01:51 PM (qiu2Q)

507 When I saw "Twilight" I thought it was the stupidest thing. Yeah, a hundred and something year old is going to attend High School. They would be killing themselves from the boredom.

Posted by: Al at December 01, 2012 01:52 PM (V70Uh)

508 It makes me sad to know deer are Obama voters. They are so damn pretty

It makes me sad to know that all Obama voters do not make good venison.

Posted by: t-bird at December 01, 2012 01:52 PM (FcR7P)

509 Jehu it doesn't really get better.

Everyone raves about the woman with the swords and zombies on chains. Uhm even with arms cut off and jaws removed those zombies would still be trying to nom her.

And meanwhile before the farm all burned down, them going out at night without night vision goggles looking for someone in a forest with zombies is the height of dumb.

As for the kid. The brat seems to always climb out the window and no one is the wiser. Until they need drama! Then its all screaming where is the kid.

Sorry a series is supposed to have its best writing from the start to capture viewers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:53 PM (Mnvm/)

510 I guess there's a lot of profit to be made in non-profits.

Hugely inflated administrative salaries.

The CEO of the Red Cross is paid more in salary than the president of the United States.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 01:53 PM (qiu2Q)

511 PurpAv

Lol!

Posted by: L, Elle at December 01, 2012 01:53 PM (0PiQ4)

512 The guy was a dirt bag. His teammates must have known this.

no respect for the mother of his baby
no respect for daughter
no respect for his mother

Posted by: Walkers! at December 01, 2012 01:54 PM (sdLQT)

513 Deer are largely scavengers these days. Humans leave too much easy food laying about. Deer are very dirty. Around here at least. If you live way out they may actually be fine.

Posted by: Butters at December 01, 2012 01:54 PM (NIZHJ)

514 I guess the 3rd season is on now, but someone with cable would have to weigh-in on what is happening. Really it is a great metaphor for what we are all living though with half the country turned into mindless zombies.

Thing is you get SICK of the fucking zombies, they are so hard to kill. Just like liberals, you get sick of them and their lying life-philosophy is so hard to kill. You think you have it down and out, and up it comes again dragging its intestines behind itself, still trying to eat you.
Posted by: Jehu at December 01, 2012 01:49 PM (cSD32)


The third season of TWD is something worth watching.

Cheap advice: watch the first and last episodes of seasons one and two and then all the episodes of season three.

Trust me.

Posted by: eman at December 01, 2012 01:54 PM (57VGh)

515 I want to be the Director of a charity. First class air travel. 5 star hotels.


Posted by: Al at December 01, 2012 01:54 PM (V70Uh)

516 Heh- yeah, in the movies zombies are portrayed as stumbling, slobbering, drooling, scab-ridden, pustulent, gangrenous, moaning, teeth-gnashing automatons that cannot be deterred from sucking your life away.

In stark contrast, in real life, zombies are...oh, well, now that I think about it, never mind.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 01:54 PM (1OZSU)

517 And all the Vampire movies, how is that for metaphor for an Obama voter?
...

Yes, but what is the sparkling about?

Posted by: Methos at December 01, 2012 01:56 PM (hO9ad)

518 Sorry a series is supposed to have its best writing from the start to capture viewers.

Frequently, the first season or two is pretty formulaic because the producers and writers haven't figured out all the story arc, and fleshed out character personalities. Prime example SG-1 season 1.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 01:56 PM (qiu2Q)

519 In the '80s there was a scandal about the head of the United Way spending too much on travel when Reagan was Pres. Nobody complaining now about the RiC and the Wookie.

Posted by: Al at December 01, 2012 01:57 PM (V70Uh)

520 Yes, but what is the sparkling about?

Posted by: Methos at December 01, 2012 01:56 PM (hO9ad)

Taste the Skittles as a visual metaphor?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:57 PM (Mnvm/)

521 516 Seamus

LOL!

Posted by: Jehu at December 01, 2012 01:57 PM (cSD32)

522 " Sharp edge weapons" work against the deer too, but I prefer a flamethrower.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 01, 2012 01:58 PM (6TveQ)

523 Heh- yeah, in the movies zombies are portrayed as stumbling, slobbering,
drooling, scab-ridden, pustulent, gangrenous, moaning, teeth-gnashing
automatons that cannot be deterred from sucking your life away.


So basically, they're all democrats.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 01:58 PM (qiu2Q)

524 'Ghost Breakers' from 1940 starring Bob Hope

http://youtu.be/5SgW9yNaz9k

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 01:59 PM (Mnvm/)

525 I guess the 3rd season is on now, but someone with
cable would have to weigh-in on what is happening. Really it is a great
metaphor for what we are all living though with half the country turned
into mindless zombies.Posted by: Jehu


The 3rd is much better than the first 2 but far. The characters are much smarter in terms of survival. That's not to say they are doing everything right; they aren't. (A group of characters walks past a door partially blocked by a corpse even though they suspect a zombie is behind it. "We'll come back to it," they say. Um, yeah, right.)

I'm not so sure about the politcal mapping for the 3rd season. The 'Governor' of a fortress town, the baddie for the 3rd, is awfully close to the authoritarian caricature of a conservative.

However, the chickie former 'civil rights' lawyer who has managed to survive the first two seasons becomes involved with the Gov. The show runners haven't made it clear whether or not she's been suckered into his cult of personality or whether she is plotting against him.

Overall, my point is that the show is flawed, deeply perhaps, but it a damned sight better than 95% of the other TV shows.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 01, 2012 02:01 PM (JEpGb)

526 Overall, my point is that the show is flawed, deeply perhaps, but it a damned sight better than 95% of the other TV shows.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 01, 2012 02:01 PM (JEpGb)


*****

Oddly enough, it may be closer to reality than most of the "reality" shows.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 02:04 PM (1OZSU)

527 Maybe I'm too late again.

37 I woke up today fully intent on replacing a section of leaky copper pipe in our bathroom, but I've chickened out. If I can't fix it we don't have water.
Posted by: USS Diversity at December 01, 2012 08:26 AM (85EaA)

Prob has to be fixed before water damage occurs. Your call on how bad it is.

From reading this and last nights post, you've got the pipe where you can work on it.

I'm guessing you need to make asolder joint, and this is where the caution comes from.

Soldering isn't difficult.

Make some practice runs in the open if you need to. The fittings and pipe can be reused if you don't have spares, but sometimes removing the solder from them can be a pain.

Open associated valves to drain as much water as possible, and to allow heated air to escape.

Watch out for overheating valves and damaging internals. You can use a wet washcloth, if close to a valve, the water will absorb most of the heat.

Clean copper real good, both pipe and fittings, apply flux, join pipes securely, heat, apply solder, wipe joint w/ damp cloth, let cool, then test.

You can do this w/ your practice pipe. (except for pressuring the pipe for testing - it can happen, but not especially required for this).

Watch out for fire hazards.

Good luck.

Posted by: ddan at December 01, 2012 02:04 PM (q1RJB)

528 zombies and vampires = parasitism

zombies = politicians, killing the host
vampires = entertainers/Hollywood, recruiting the host

Posted by: Dr. Fritz at December 01, 2012 02:05 PM (d8K+M)

529 Guns above!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 01, 2012 02:05 PM (Mnvm/)

530 Hey Purp why did Fla. drop their electrician certification program?

Posted by: DAve at December 01, 2012 02:06 PM (XDC0v)

531 Anna Puma 509

Ha! You are actually thinking Hollywood writers are as intelligent as you. I give them a pass if they through in a line from Tennyson, or Kipling once in a whole series. I mean look at 24, pretty good writing most of the time, but why replace Chloe with Janeane Garofalo for several episodes, it was like replacing Opie with some red-headed bastard kid for several episodes on Andy Griffith.

I think they are at the top of their game if they can communicate a metaphor, most of the time. To ask them to make characters actions believable all the time is to think they actually work in between lines of coke

Posted by: Jehu at December 01, 2012 02:07 PM (cSD32)

532 About deer, yes you can snipe at them with a pellet gun, like PurpAv said. Pick the biggest one, mainly because he's the easiest target. But they'll be back because they have short memories, if any.

Something I noticed which worked this year is a fox came through my yard this spring and hosed down an area with the foulest smelling pee I ever smelled. It would put a skunk to shame. Deer stayed about 100 feet away in every direction from that spot, and they stayed away for months.

There's a couple of web sites that sell fox and coyote urine. Figure on spending about ten to fifteen bucks.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 02:09 PM (feFL6)

533 Figure on spending about ten to fifteen bucks.

*****

There's gotta be a deer joke in here somewhere, I'm just not seeing it.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 01, 2012 02:15 PM (1OZSU)

534 Hey Purp why did Fla. drop their electrician certification program?

They didn't.

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/elboard/index.html

There's two major classifications, certified (good state wide), and registered (good only locally). There's some flap about shit not being grandfathered though.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 02:18 PM (qiu2Q)

535 When soldering pipe, heat the fittings, not the pipe. Heating the fittings draws the solder right into the joint much easier.

The parts must be clean, Clean, CLEAN, CLEAN and fluxed. Do that and success is almost guaranteed.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 02:21 PM (qiu2Q)

536 But wasn't Opie a red-headed bastard?

Posted by: Al at December 01, 2012 02:22 PM (V70Uh)

537 Also, fire safety when soldering is critical. Have water nearby, a spray bottle at least. I keep thin aluminum sheets on hand to bend into position and deflect heat away from wood.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at December 01, 2012 02:30 PM (feFL6)

538 I got one of those flame resistant pads too.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 01, 2012 02:40 PM (qiu2Q)

539 469 One thing I've always wondered... How come everyone agrees Hollywood movies are crap, yet half of everyone still likes Hollywood values?
-
It's because they hit you with about forty liberal messages per movie, with the messages varying from big, crudely propagandistic ones to subtle and readily deniable statistical distortions.

When you see a badly made movie, where the propaganda was obvious, you say, "that liberal shot spoiled the movie, but I'm onto them."

Meanwhile the thirty-odd other more or less deniable and sneaky messages that you didn't pick up on influence you without your being aware of it.

And in any case, your unconscious mind does a lousy job of distinguishing between narrative reality and real reality. If Hollywood gets to soak you in its leftist fantasies, it's going to have an effect even if you catch everything.

Posted by: The Lightworker at December 01, 2012 03:14 PM (kOQQA)

540 Repeal the Hollywood tax cuts.

Posted by: The Lightworker at December 01, 2012 03:15 PM (kOQQA)






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