Overnight Open Thread (12-9-2012) – Case of the Sundays Edition

The Hidden Link Between Medieval Land Parceling and Modern American Psychology

Did land division rules drive culture?

The flight from Boston to Chicago isn't the most scenic, but if you're lucky enough to snag a window seat - no mean feat these days - study the patchwork landscape with a discerning eye. About 40 minutes into the flight, you'll notice something a bit peculiar (at least for North America): Instead of the usual tableau of square or rectangular farmsteads, you'll see ribbons of agronomy.

These ribbon layouts are a ghost of geography: a relic from when France parceled land in Canada back in the 1600s. What's most intriguing to me, though, is how ribbon farms - or rather the lack thereof in much of the United States - shaped attitudes toward modern transportation, and continue to shape our psychology as a nation today.

Because with ribbon farms, the expectation is that transportation is king.

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So when the U.S. started with square farms, the process and the results were the exact opposite from ribbon farms: We plotted the farms first and then pondered the logistics. It's therefore no surprise that Americans feel transportation should come to us instead of the other way around. We pick a place to live and then figure out how to get where we need to go. If no way exists, we build it: roads, arterials, highways, interstates . and so on.
We pick a place to live and then figure out how to get where we need to go. If no way exists, we build it.. It's the American way.

And it's this quirk of geography - the shape of a typical American farm - that I believe influenced the development of the entire nation.

...The fact that the farm, not the transportation, came first is important. It was a geographic case of the tail wagging the dog.

Well I'm not so sure the specific differences in land parceling were quite as psychologically significant as the author claims or that the Canadian/French way is clearly superior.

The French ribbon-farm layout may optimize for ease of transportation but assumes an existing road system and minimizes any choice in how to layout a farm. But the American system let people choose the locations to farm in and then roads were built based on demand and farm location.

So I would argue the latter system was optimized for the greatest local personal choice and maximum agricultural output over central planning and easier transportation. And these differences in choice and priorities behind the systems do reflect different cultural values and traditions that are still visible today e.g. Anglo-Saxon capitalism versus Dirigisme.

Quote of the Day: James Lileks

It is remarkable the amount of ire you collect nowadays, like lint, simply by being insufficiently worshipful of the State and its gentle intentions.

It's been a while since I saw a QUESTION AUTHORITY bumpersticker.

Ken Burns: Leftist Cockholster

Ken Burns is one of those people who become more unlikeable the more they open up.

The filmmaker, who works primarily on projects for PBS, says there wouldn't be a birther movement with a President Joe Biden in the White House. Burns then turned his attention to the Tea Party, saying a friend who attended a Tea Party event told him "almost every one she met there invoked the 'n-word'" about the president, he recalls.

That friend isn't the only one hearing that racial slur of late, he alleges.

"I have heard in last four years the 'N-word' used more often than in the rest of my life," the 59-year-old filmmaker says, adding Obama's detractors routinely call the president "un-American," the "other" and a Muslim.

Adam Carolla had Burns on his podcast last year and it was one of the few episodes I've ever turned off mid-cast and deleted. Burns insisted on making every single topic political and humorlessly spouting far left talking points until it was simply unlistenable.

It's Transgressive Radical Sex, Not Ordinary Mortal Sex

Nadia Cho, a student at UC Berkeley had sex in the campus library and wants all you close-minded squares to know about her super-edgy radical act.

We decided that, out of the millions of books in the library, the shelves full of books on religion seemed like the best place to fuck.

...Berkeley is the best place to explore your sexuality. Our school is a predominantly safe and accepting space with many places, people and resources to help you discover your sexual self. It is the place where I learned what it means to be queer, to recognise the presence of patriarchy, to attempt polyamory and to become more confident in my sexuality so I could go ahead with new experiences - attending naked parties and orgies and writing a sex column, just to name a few.

David Thompson snarks:

The studiously uninhibited Ms Cho is keen to educate the rest of us in matters sexual and political. She tells us, for instance, that, "Sex-positive isn't a term that most people are familiar with. Look it up, learn and be amazed."

Suitably amazed and quaking with excitement, Ms Cho shares her insights: "Sex-positive is a concept, a culture and a state of mind. It is a view based on acceptance, communication, zero judgement..." Judgement is recurring motif in Ms Cho's sexual sermons and we are told, more than once, that, "It's extremely insensitive to berate a person's intimate experiences," and that, "It feels good to internalise the belief that you deserve to be respected for your personal decisions and that you're not doing anything wrong in doing what feels right for you." And hence, presumably, the shagging in public libraries and issues of tissue.

...Ms Cho's previous contributions to human knowledge include, "The thought of being in a [monogamous] relationship scares the living shit out of me," and a stern reminder that while having "fucking intense, mind-blowing sex," her partners "need to acknowledge and understand their positions and privileges relative to mine." Which sounds like a recipe for the hottest, edgiest, most radical sex ever.

Well as we all know hot sex was invented circa 1970 so this isn't quite as an amazing of a discovery as  Cho thinks it is. And she's not quite hawt enough to be this tedious and annoying.

nadia.new_.web_

The Problem with the Homeless

By now most people have heard about the NYPD policeman who gave a shoe-less homeless man a nice pair of boots. Of course a few days later the man was spotted walking around barefoot and couldn't quite explain where the shoes went.

This is a classic example showing that the problem with the homeless is in general not the lack of a home but the underlying mental illness and/or drug abuse that resulted in them being on the street. But Bookworm explains this far better than I could.

SHOES2-articleInline20 Fashion Laws That All Men Should Follow

Full disclosure: I have worn socks with sandals but in my defense it was a yard emergency and there were no witnesses.

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Great Openings: The Prisoner

Weekly AoSHQ Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
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Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
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The group. Yeah.

Where it's at - the Twitter

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Comments

1 Frist!

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:11 PM (ccXZP)

2 I did that on porpoise.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:11 PM (ccXZP)

3 Love A Christmas Story. Best Christmas movie in my opinion.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 10:12 PM (adaoe)

4 Charlie Crist is an orangeatan.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:12 PM (ccXZP)

5
Best Christmas movie in my opinion.





1941. I will watch it at least once this month.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 09, 2012 10:15 PM (hq+RW)

6
Meanwhile, in California:

50-year-old 6'6" transsexual basketball player makes college debut

http://tinyurl.com/b4hz6do



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 09, 2012 10:16 PM (kdS6q)

7 OK so the berkley chick thinks we are wrong to not want to watch her ugly ass have sex in public, what a nincompoop!

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 10:16 PM (adaoe)

8 "Compassion" Under Socialist Healthcare: Dying "Like A Battery Hen"

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=722

The husband of British MP Ann Clwyd, “died like a battery hen.” The horrid conditions that people, especially babies, have to endure have already been touched upon here, but what her husband went through bears repeating here:

“I stopped one nurse in the corridor and asked why he was not in intensive care, and she said ‘there are lots of people worse than him’ and she walked on.

“I’d previously stopped another nurse, and asked when a doctor had last seen him, and I was just brushed aside and told a doctor had been to the floor but had not seen my husband but she said ‘we know what to do’.

“Well, I feel we know what to do meant ‘do nothing’.

“I’ve tried in the past to get bills on the welfare of battery hens. My husband died like a battery hen. He was six foot two, he was cramped, squashed up against the iron bars of the bed, an oxygen mask that didn’t fit his face, his eye was infected

“Because the air from the oxygen was blowing into it, his lips were very dry. I used my own lypsyl to try and moisten them. There were no nurses around.

“Just at eight o’clock, just before he died, all the lights of the ward went on, and somebody shouted ‘anybody for breakfast?’”

What makes this to frightening is that the man who dies so horribly was the husband of a Member of Parliament. If this is the care given to the well-connected, just think of what the average British commoner has to deal with!

Sadly, British doctors can not only withhold treatment, but do so according the Orwellian named “Liverpool Care Pathway” which involved having patients, both elderly and infants, die a horrible and tortuous death.

Perhaps the late Robert Calvert said it best:

“O for the wings of any bird,
Other than a battery hen”

To the victims of the British NHS, may you find peace at last.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 09, 2012 10:17 PM (sZTYJ)

9 If Ms Cho ever decides to procreate, I can't wait until her kid throws the "I deserve to be respected for my personal decisions" and "I'm not doing anything wrong in doing what feels right for me" her direction.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 09, 2012 10:17 PM (B9aMH)

10 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 09, 2012 10:17 PM (JMmQ9)

11 Hi guys.

I am busy. brb.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 10:19 PM (oU9pV)

12 Hey, Rons. Taking in the Packer game this evening. Won't be up late. Starting my second week at work tomorrow. Mockup training on the Nuke reactor peices parts i'll be rebuilding.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 10:21 PM (3Y7RV)

13


LOL, I watched A Christmas Story again while visiting family over Thanksgiving.

LOL, I forgot how bizarre it was.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 09, 2012 10:21 PM (LpQbZ)

14 Dirigisme = fascism light (maet sent me to the dictionary, the cad)

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:21 PM (ccXZP)

15 Ms. Cho is cute. If you like the $5 third world hooker type.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 10:22 PM (3Y7RV)

16 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 10:21 PM (3Y7RV)


Hope it's going well.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 09, 2012 10:22 PM (LpQbZ)

17 Hope it's going well.
Posted by: beach weekend at December 09, 2012 10:22 PM (LpQbZ)

So far it's cool. I like new things.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 10:23 PM (3Y7RV)

18 That Nadia Cho story caused Itaewon flashbacks for me. Was anyone else thinking "juicy-girl"?

Posted by: Jerry at December 09, 2012 10:23 PM (4SKYj)

19 Charlie Crist is an orangeatan.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:12 PM (ccXZP)


I take that as a personal insult!

Posted by: King Louie at December 09, 2012 10:23 PM (sZTYJ)

20 Nadia Cho, a student at UC Berkeley had sex in the campus library and
wants all you close-minded squares to know about her super-edgy radical
act.



Yeah. Because it's not like every college has a library and that library has the bathroom that everyone knows is the one you use for sex.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at December 09, 2012 10:23 PM (Gk3SS)

21 That Nadia Cho story caused Itaewon flashbacks for me. Was anyone else thinking "juicy-girl"?
Posted by: Jerry at December 09, 2012 10:23 PM (4SKYj)

No, but I was thinking about paying her bar fine.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 10:24 PM (3Y7RV)

22 Charlie Crist is an orangeatan.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:12 PM (ccXZP)

I take that as a personal insult!
Posted by: King Louie at December 09, 2012 10:23 PM (sZTYJ)




So do I.

Posted by: Boehner at December 09, 2012 10:24 PM (LpQbZ)

23
It is the place where I learned what it means to be queer.





Indeed. As a foot.ball.bat.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at December 09, 2012 10:25 PM (hq+RW)

24
Yeah. Because it's not like every college has a library and that library has the bathroom that everyone knows is the one you use for sex.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at December 09, 2012 10:23 PM (Gk3SS)

Yeah, tell em ATC....wait, what?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 10:25 PM (3Y7RV)

25 I had a Ken Burns documentary in my Netflix queue, but after learning a few weeks ago what a cockholster he was, I deleted it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:25 PM (ccXZP)

26 Charlie Crist is an orangeatan.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:12 PM (ccXZP)

I take that as a personal insult!
Posted by: King Louie at December 09, 2012 10:23 PM (sZTYJ)

So do I.

Posted by: Boehner at December 09, 2012 10:24 PM (LpQbZ)


Back to work you sing-songy slackers!

Those five kids aren't going to murder themselves!

Posted by: Willy Wonka at December 09, 2012 10:26 PM (sZTYJ)

27 He was six foot two, he was cramped, squashed up against the iron bars
of the bed, an oxygen mask that didn’t fit his face, his eye was
infected


The primary goal of demons and their servants is to bring the misery of Hell to earth.

Posted by: Methos at December 09, 2012 10:26 PM (hO9ad)

28

Hehe, they just showed a football fan at the very snowy/sleety/cold Packer/Lions game without his shirt on.

Posted by: Boehner at December 09, 2012 10:26 PM (LpQbZ)

29 I had a Ken Burns documentary in my Netflix queue, but after learning a few weeks ago what a cockholster he was, I deleted it.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:25 PM (ccXZP)

You had to know he was a libtard, anyone that successful in that world is either a Commie or a great liar.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 10:26 PM (3Y7RV)

30 My fucking god, would you two go get a fucking room and figure it out?! And take still photos and video?!

Posted by: Truman North at December 09, 2012 10:27 PM (I2LwF)

31 25 I had a Ken Burns documentary in my Netflix queue, but after learning a few weeks ago what a cockholster he was, I deleted it.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:25 PM (ccXZP)

Love how he says a tea party friend of his admitted the n word bullshit. Yeah, kinda like journalists with their sources!

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 10:27 PM (adaoe)

32 Ken Burns: He insists upon himself.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:27 PM (piMMO)

33
Flipping to FoxNews this morning, I had to watch a few seconds of a BBC animated documentary "Why Poverty?" which explains why poverty exists.

Great news. You and I are responsible.

Apparently, somehow we're stopping all these crappy, craphole countries on the planet from adapting the best of Western Civilization (the parts that fostered growth andinnovation, not the welfare state, multiculturalism that killing Western Civ.) and creating vibrant, successful economies.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at December 09, 2012 10:27 PM (AC0lD)

34 Oldsailor, I never made it to Texas street in Pusan, but The Hill was one place I got dragged to too often. I kinda miss Yongsan now.

Posted by: Jerry at December 09, 2012 10:27 PM (4SKYj)

35 Full disclosure: I have worn socks with sandals but in my defense it was a yard emergency and there were no witnesses

I have as well for a very simple reason. Its quick to do when you're going to work and your steel toed boots are there in your locker.

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 10:28 PM (GULKT)

36 What is it with Cho's?

Posted by: Plinkett at December 09, 2012 10:28 PM (Y5I9o)

37 5th? Fucking 5th? Dammit. I missed whole days this week.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 10:28 PM (GEICT)

38 Posted by: Jerry at December 09, 2012 10:27 PM (4SKYj)

I here ya. It's hard to come back to the states and have to go through so much BS for a piece of ass.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 10:29 PM (3Y7RV)

39 Oh, and you can't post that Berkeley sex link without the incredibly good first comment by "Librarian".

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 09, 2012 10:29 PM (Y5I9o)

40 I had sex with one of my radio listeners in the bathroom of the main cafeteria one time, and I had sex in the shower a couple of times. And once I had sex in an airplane bathroom with a total stranger.

I'm really just bragging now.

Posted by: Truman North at December 09, 2012 10:30 PM (I2LwF)

41 Okay.. I have a problem. A few years ago one of the morons (or it could have been a moronette) posted a recipe for a holiday treat. I can't remember what they were called but it had powdered sugar, orange juice and some other ingredients, you rolled them up in little balls and then rolled them in coconut then put them in the fridge to set. Does anyone here know the recipe? I lost it and my bestie will be devastated if I don't make them again this year.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 09, 2012 10:30 PM (u25eL)

42 Re the rules for dressing, I'll add my own.

Never, EVER, wear those shirts with the white collar and cuffs.

Just awful.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:30 PM (piMMO)

43 And she's not quite hawt enough to be this annoying.

Anal is guaranteed.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 09, 2012 10:31 PM (QupBk)

44 I think there was a town in Southern California (Bell? Maywood?) developed with "railroad lots" that were long and narrow, sort of like in the photo. It may be that Southern Pacific had a hand in this.

Posted by: Skokumchuk at December 09, 2012 10:31 PM (0Db2g)

45 Okay, Horde, I'm off to sleep. Be goodish and for pity's sake, at least try to remember to dump some seltzer on the carpet to get out the stains.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at December 09, 2012 10:31 PM (Gk3SS)

46 OH, and ladies, please, the opposite applies for us.

Please do not play matchy-matchy and match the belt, purse, and shoes.

When you do, it looks as if you shop at Garanimals for adults.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:31 PM (piMMO)

47 oh, wait, it's there. need to read links first, duh.

wow... after several reading errors on the last thread, I just shouldn't post tonight. Damn finals week. Bye all

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 09, 2012 10:32 PM (Y5I9o)

48 I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like A Christmas Story. I don't think it is bad. I understand why other people like it. I myself just don't enjoy watching it.


Hi AtC! NDH, BC! Alton, everyone else, sorry not to call you out by name. I'm reading something kind of dense right now and my brain is frying.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 10:32 PM (oU9pV)

49 Anyway, I made the top 10 and not too high so it's not a total embarrassment.

I would settle for 8th every week.

OTOH I am unemployed and seven of you spent more time talking than I did. So, what the fuck?

Posted by: Truman North at December 09, 2012 10:32 PM (I2LwF)

50 (making notes) Be sure and visit the bathroom at the public library next trip. Bring a camera.

My 'town' of 150k residents has no library right now. The new one is built, but won't open until the spring. The old satellite one closed a month ago to get ready to move. Our other one washed out during Katrina.

Note to public officials -- putting a library 60 feet from the shoreline is generally NOT a good idea.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:32 PM (ccXZP)

51 45 Okay, Horde, I'm off to sleep. Be goodish and for pity's sake, at least try to remember to dump some seltzer on the carpet to get out the stains.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Our only hope. Literally. at December 09, 2012 10:31 PM (Gk3SS)



Awwww.....we have to be good?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 10:33 PM (GEICT)

52 48 I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like A Christmas Story. I don't think it is bad. I understand why other people like it. I myself just don't enjoy watching it.


Right there with you, 'bethe

Posted by: Truman North at December 09, 2012 10:34 PM (I2LwF)

53 45 Okay, Horde, I'm off to sleep. Be goodish and for pity's sake, at least try to remember to dump some seltzer on the carpet to get out the stains.

You can buy sheets of plastic in bulk.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 10:34 PM (3Y7RV)

54 Yo Morons

Posted by: fluffy at December 09, 2012 10:34 PM (z9HTb)

55 48 I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like A Christmas Story. I don't think it is bad. I understand why other people like it. I myself just don't enjoy watching it.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 10:32 PM (oU9pV)



I've never seen it all the way through because I thought it was boring. Plus I have the attention span of a gnat, so if I find something to be boring, the channel gets changed.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 09, 2012 10:34 PM (B9aMH)

56 That chick is fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-GLEE

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 10:35 PM (8sCoq)

57 Maybe I'll be back later. But it had better not smell like sex and tacos in here.

Posted by: Truman North at December 09, 2012 10:35 PM (I2LwF)

58 Does it occur to Ms. Cho that all of the stuff she "learned" is stupid?

And the people she "learned" it from are stupid?

I'm guessing she didn't learn calculus.

Meh, that's part of the "patriarchy" or whatever the current excuse she has for the fact that she's a pathetic loser.


Posted by: AmishDude at December 09, 2012 10:35 PM (T0NGe)

59
Love how he says a tea party friend of his admitted the n word bullshit. Yeah, kinda like journalists with their sources!Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 10:27 PM (adaoe)
======
Yeah he's lying. I was at a rally where some asshole was droppingN bombs and they removed his ass.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 09, 2012 10:35 PM (85EaA)

60 Maybe Ms. Cho has a hot body. I'd love to tweeze her brows for her. Chick is very full of herself. All that wild, free sex will eventually catch up with her in the form of an STD.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 09, 2012 10:35 PM (DoZD+)

61 48 I think I'm the only person in the world who doesn't like A Christmas Story. I don't think it is bad. I understand why other people like it. I myself just don't enjoy watching it. Hi AtC! NDH, BC! Alton, everyone else, sorry not to call you out by name. I'm reading something kind of dense right now and my brain is frying.
Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 10:32 PM (oU9pV)

The dad in the movie was just like my dad. Swore up a storm, but a great guy..

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 10:35 PM (adaoe)

62
41 Okay.. I have a problem. A few years ago one of the morons (or it could have been a moronette) posted a recipe for a holiday treat. I can't remember what they were called but it had powdered sugar, orange juice and some other ingredients, you rolled them up in little balls and then rolled them in coconut then put them in the fridge to set. Does anyone here know the recipe? I lost it and my bestie will be devastated if I don't make them again this year.
Posted by: jewells45 at December 09, 2012 10:30 PM (u25eL)


I'm bored so I'll see if I can spot it for you.

Is it possibly this?

108 Orange Pecan Thingies (Orange-Nut Balls):
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 16 ou. pkg. powdered sugar
1 6 ou. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 12 ou. pkg. vanilla wafers, crushed
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 14 ou. pkg. sweetened flaked coconut
Stir together first five ingredients. Form into 1-inch balls. Roll in coconut. Cover; chill 1 hour or until firm. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
You're welcome.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2010 06:54 PM (UOM4

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 10:36 PM (GULKT)

63 I had sex with one of my radio listeners in the bathroom of the main cafeteria one time, and I had sex in the shower a couple of times. And once I had sex in an airplane bathroom with a total stranger.

I'm really just bragging now.
Posted by: Truman North at December 09, 2012 10:30 PM (I2LwF)



I sought out natural, outside places: the beach of course, mountains, riverbank, woods, etc.

I can only recall one time, in an IBM computer room (haha) that was an indoors public kinda place. It was actually the storage room within the computer room where the computer paper (yes, computer paper) was housed. I was a student at the time.

Posted by: beach weekend at December 09, 2012 10:36 PM (LpQbZ)

64 Dear Ms. Cho, go read a pillow book first.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 10:36 PM (Sz+px)

65
Thankfully, a lot of the terain in No. America does not allow for being chopped up into 'ribbon' shaped parcels.

There are some boneheaded developers these days, who will take an 80 acre parcel and carve it up into 5 acre ribbons instead of squares.
Argh.
There is no privacy to be had, living on a thin ribbon shaped piece of land.
But people buy them anyway.

Posted by: wheatie at December 09, 2012 10:37 PM (CM59X)

66 57 Maybe I'll be back later. But it had better not smell like sex and tacos in here.
Posted by: Truman North at December 09, 2012 10:35 PM (I2LwF)



When doesn't it?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 10:37 PM (GEICT)

67 Oh and Hi Elizabethe!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 10:37 PM (GEICT)

68 I see what rdbrewer did in the side bar...smart feller...ha!

Posted by: sTevo at December 09, 2012 10:37 PM (xtLs1)

69 Would someone post a direct link to the Librarian comment? That's the second time I've read someone mention it but I haven't seen it scrolling through the comments. (And it hasn't been the first comment whenever I've checked out the link's comments.)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 10:37 PM (jPVBi)

70 I gave a boyfriend a special treat at a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show once.

If a middle-aged winger has done it, you're not all that edgy and transgressive, Ms. Thang.

My God, all these liberal cupcakes are just beautiful and unique snowflakes who personally discovered sex and tolerance, aren't they?

Posted by: Palandine at December 09, 2012 10:38 PM (g7D8V)

71 I had Orange Nut-balls once



oy with the itching and the flaking

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 10:38 PM (8sCoq)

72 I've never seen it all the way through because I thought it was boring. Plus I have the attention span of a gnat, so if I find something to be boring, the channel gets changed.
Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 09, 2012 10:34 PM (B9aMH)

Hi, I lurk! I think for me it's because of the whole "embarrassing/gross" humor aspect of it.

I've never liked that stuff.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 10:38 PM (oU9pV)

73 Of course Ken Burns was lying: do you really think he has a friend in the Tea Party?

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 09, 2012 10:38 PM (ka0bf)

74 Hey NDH- Mrs. works "in fashion" and her boss's daughter, in the first grade was learning about Memorial Day. When the teacher asked who knew what it meant, her hand shot up, and she said: "that's when you can wear your white shoes".

Posted by: Capt. Backfire at December 09, 2012 10:38 PM (mkb9H)

75 I hang out with severe right Repubs and conservatives (social and fiscal) all the time and NOBODY ever says the N-word. Not even among family and closest friends. Mr. Burns and/or his friend is/are (a)big fat, liar(s).

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 09, 2012 10:38 PM (DoZD+)

76 Maybe I'll be back later. But it had better not smell like sex and tacos in here.

When does it ever smell like tacos in here?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 09, 2012 10:38 PM (xKC/c)

77 That's it buzzion!!!! OMG!!! You are my hero forever! Thank you!

Posted by: jewells45 at December 09, 2012 10:39 PM (u25eL)

78 Ken Burns' "Civil War" was a masterpiece, and was simply one of the best TV programs ever produced.

But he is absolutely obsessed with race. His "Baseball" could have been much better if it had simply focused on the players and the history of the game instead of bringing up race every ten minutes.

Posted by: rickl at December 09, 2012 10:40 PM (sdi6R)

79 What if they're Doritos Locos Tacos?

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 10:40 PM (GULKT)

80 You know says the N-word? Several RATS I know, that's who says the N-word. And Robert Byrd.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 09, 2012 10:40 PM (85EaA)

81 NW Oh. As soon as you depart the city, the land is cut up in 1 Square miles, with roads exactly 1 mile apart, and its rare for it to be any other way. North/South roads will jog over about 100 feet every 10 miles or so to make up for the fact that longitude comes together the further north you go. So when you come to a stop and have to turn left and then right again to stay on the same road, its called the longitudnal correction.

Just a little tidbit.

Posted by: Whatev at December 09, 2012 10:40 PM (2t6Gz)

82 Those "ribbon" farms are actually pretty common in rural New England. It has nothing to do with the spirit of liberty or any of that. If you're plowing with an ox team, they don't turn well so you want a few long furrows rather than lots of short ones -- rectangular fields instead of square ones.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 09, 2012 10:40 PM (ka0bf)

83 Orange Pecan Thingies (Orange-Nut Balls):

these look good
thx

Posted by: beach weekend at December 09, 2012 10:40 PM (LpQbZ)

84 That galooping bubble ball that captured the Prisoner time and again gave me ungodly nightmares as a kid. I still get chills when I see references to 'The Prisoner'.

Posted by: troyriser at December 09, 2012 10:41 PM (ptcFO)

85
LOL, I watched A Christmas Story again while visiting family over Thanksgiving.

LOL, I forgot how bizarre it was.

****

On Christmas day I set the channel to TBS and just let it roll.

I really wish they would run their marathon on Thanksgiving day as well.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:41 PM (piMMO)

86 I could use a leg lamp.

Posted by: sTevo at December 09, 2012 10:41 PM (xtLs1)

87 Hi Elizabethe.

How are you this evening?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:41 PM (piMMO)

88

same here, going to bed to watch the rest of the game


have a good ont night

Posted by: beach weekend at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (LpQbZ)

89 The new Plinkett review is up at RedLetterMedia – it's a two-part review of "Titanic."

Posted by: Synnerman at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (0Bdlg)

90 I might be able to follow this ribbon-farm thing if I weren't so drunk. So there's that.

Posted by: Cricket at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (2ArJQ)

91 And I'm sure Burns and his leftist buddies go to TEA Party events all the time and then, of course, forget to bring their cell phones etc. and record all the N comments.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (jPVBi)

92 Don't forget to Drink your Ovaltine

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (GULKT)

93 Yeah he's lying. I was at a rally where some asshole was droppingN bombs and they removed his ass.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 09, 2012 10:35 PM (85EaA)


The anecdote is all over the levosphere, but verified examples are nonexistant. On the other hand, since leftists lie about *EVERYTHING*, this is not a surprise.

Unfortunately, in academia, entertainment, and the MFM, certain lies are accepted and acceptable. This may end up being culturally fatal.

Makes me pretty fuckin' unhappy.

We don't have a social mechanism for dealing with that anymore (on purpose).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (bxiXv)

94 Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 10:36 PM (GULKT)

You have impressive search-fu skillz, sir.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (ccXZP)

95 Hah! I can beat you all. I once had sex with hubby (the preacher) in the preacher's office.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (DoZD+)

96 My limited understanding of the old French land grants in Quebec is that these "seigneuries" were originally rather square, and were bounded on one side by the St. Lawrence River, which was the only transportation artery at the time.

When the seigneur died, and he had two or more sons, the property would be divided. Since both sons wanted river access, it would be split on a line at right angles to the river.

Do this generation after generation, and ribbons result.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (29+x5)

97 I gave a boyfriend a special treat at a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show once.

Yeah, sex in public isn't a big deal for a woman. If she's straight, the guy will say yes. 'Cause it's sex.

If she's a lesbian, she just does the bathroom thing. What, you're going to get confronted? Some woman's going to bang on the stall and say "Whatsamattau, I'm pissin' ova here!"

When Ms. Cho starts getting into shouting matches over the burka-clad Muslim students, then I'll buy her brave stance against the "patriarchy."

Posted by: AmishDude at December 09, 2012 10:43 PM (T0NGe)

98 Evening all

79-those tacos are so nasty they are good. Shamefully good.

And ms cho needs to get a job. She obviouslybhascwayvtoo much time on her hands, and is disrespectful of anyone other than her special snowflake self. This is the future generation, and it makes me sad,

Posted by: Moki at December 09, 2012 10:43 PM (wi/sM)

99 Katya, lets hope non of the other ladies have too!

Posted by: sTevo at December 09, 2012 10:43 PM (xtLs1)

100 86 I could use a leg lamp.
Posted by: sTevo at December 09, 2012 10:41 PM (xtLs1)

I have one, it is sitting by my tv as we speak, . Just a small one though, not the big-un. I only put it out at christmas.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 10:44 PM (adaoe)

101 Speaking of recipes, this is the single easiest desert you will ever make and is absolutely delicious.


1. Add fresh or canned fruit to baking dish.

2. Top with dry cake mix.

3. Pour 1 cup of melted butter over the top.

4. Bake at 360 until golden.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:44 PM (piMMO)

102 Yes, Ms. Cho is the first one to discover sex. I bet her parents are so proud. Especially with all the tuition they are paying.

This is are future people. Selfish, self-centered narcissists.

Just like SCOAMF, Part Deux.

Posted by: mpfs at December 09, 2012 10:44 PM (Mkhiu)

103 We don't have a social mechanism for dealing with that anymore (on purpose).Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (bxiXv)Shame is so under-rated.My guilty pleasures are Jerry Springer and Maury. It's amazing how far culture has devolved.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at December 09, 2012 10:45 PM (AC0lD)

104
Re: Agriculture and land use. In our area, in Washington state, our farms are parced in that exact 'ribbon' looking pattern. However, historically, it came about this way: The section of 640 acres was homesteaded and the county ended up with road right aways before the land was parceled out and sold to people to make farms - originally it was wooded. The road right aways were rather square and skirted the land and crossed through it like graph paper, but in the end most of those rights were abandoned prior to the original owners selling off the ribbon parcels to prospective farmers (c1950s).

Posted by: doug at December 09, 2012 10:46 PM (uJ8q7)

105 Ugh I hate typing on an ipad

Posted by: Moki at December 09, 2012 10:46 PM (wi/sM)

106 My limited understanding of the old French land grants in Quebec is that these "seigneuries" were originally rather square, and were bounded on one side by the St. Lawrence River, which was the only transportation artery at the time.

When the seigneur died, and he had two or more sons, the property would be divided. Since both sons wanted river access, it would be split on a line at right angles to the river.

Do this generation after generation, and ribbons result.

****

This makes a lot of sense.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:46 PM (piMMO)

107 NDH.. I think that's called dump cake and yes it is delicious.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 09, 2012 10:46 PM (u25eL)

108 Ms. Chou should demonstrate her 'edgyness' by having sex in the muslim students association's prayer room


if not she's a piker

Posted by: Jake in ID at December 09, 2012 10:46 PM (2CiZb)

109 I'm sure Ms Cho has had plenty of jobs, Moki. (Or should that be 'given'?)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 10:47 PM (jPVBi)

110 Shame is so under-rated.My guilty pleasures are Jerry Springer and Maury. It's amazing how far culture has devolved.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at December 09, 2012 10:45 PM (AC0lD)



If that day's episode of Maury involves a paternity test of Potential Baby Daddy #21, I'm hoping everyone on stage is an actor.

Locally Springer is shown at 8 a.m. How times have changed.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 09, 2012 10:47 PM (B9aMH)

111 101- We make that everytime we camp. We call it "Scout Cobbler". In a Dutch oven. Usually with home canned peaches.

Posted by: Capt. Backfire at December 09, 2012 10:47 PM (mkb9H)

112 NDH.. I think that's called dump cake and yes it is delicious.


***

Cool.

Now I know what to call it. My daughter made it from a recipe she got at work but didn't know what it was called.

Yummy.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:48 PM (piMMO)

113
Katya, lets hope non of the other ladies have too!





Not any of the secretaries anyway. Let's just say they weren't hired for their looks.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 09, 2012 10:48 PM (DoZD+)

114 Those orange nut ball things? You wouldn't believe how much my friend loves these things. She raved for weeks about them. I can't believe you found it buzzion. I am always bragging about you all to her, so this is yet another story where a moron comes thru again.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 09, 2012 10:48 PM (u25eL)

115 109

Lol, you are probably right!! I meant something productive, but she is a Berkely, so that's not taught there.

Posted by: Moki at December 09, 2012 10:49 PM (wi/sM)

116 ;^)

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 10:50 PM (jPVBi)

117 Hi, I lurk! I think for me it's because of the whole "embarrassing/gross" humor aspect of it.

I've never liked that stuff.
Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 10:38 PM (oU9pV)


You and I probably hate the same movies.

'Swhy I (almost) never watch RomComs, they seem to be mostly about laughing at people being humiliated.

It could probably be considered a "social failing" that I don't enjoy that, it seems to be quite popular.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 10:50 PM (bxiXv)

118 NDH, I'm good. you? I hope your mental state is better than last night.

I'm getting ready to head to a bath and then bed.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 10:50 PM (oU9pV)

119 The thing about Ms Sweet and Sour cat is that itis just so...immature. The things she describes, banging in the library, is shit my friends did in high school.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 10:50 PM (GEICT)

120  It is the place where I learned what it means to be queer, to recognise the presence of patriarchy, to attempt polyamory and to become more confident in my sexuality so I could go ahead with new experiences - attending naked parties and orgies and writing a sex column, just to name a few."

Totally worth the 40K per year that mommy and daddy pay. They must be so.proud.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 10:51 PM (wsGWu)

121 But he is absolutely obsessed with race. His "Baseball" could have
been much better if it had simply focused on the players and the history
of the game instead of bringing up race every ten minutes.


He's the epitome of the paternalistically racist liberal.

The only way he can excuse Obama is if Obama is a victim.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 09, 2012 10:51 PM (T0NGe)

122 God but I feel guilty calling anything I do "cooking".

Cooking is what my grandmother did, when she picked her own vegetables, killed her own chickens, mixed her own seasoning blends, baked from-scratch biscuits twice (sometimes three) times per day.

I don't think I ever saw a prepared mix in her kitchen.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:51 PM (piMMO)

123 Only Democrats care about skin color

Posted by: K~Bob at December 09, 2012 10:51 PM (Z3G+K)

124 I am out. Early 'morn. Goodnight all.

Posted by: Capt. Backfire at December 09, 2012 10:51 PM (mkb9H)

125
114 Those orange nut ball things? You wouldn't believe how much my friend loves these things. She raved for weeks about them. I can't believe you found it buzzion. I am always bragging about you all to her, so this is yet another story where a moron comes thru again.
Posted by: jewells45 at December 09, 2012 10:48 PM (u25eL)


No problem. Just searched the site for "recipe orange juice ball coconut" and it was one of the top choices.

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 10:51 PM (GULKT)

126 Another good combo for dump cake is cherry pie filling mixed with crushed pineapple( make sure you drain it well) add some chopped pecans to the cake mix and butter, and serve the baked cake with vanilla ice cream to cut the sweet.

Posted by: Moki at December 09, 2012 10:52 PM (wi/sM)

127 NDH, I'm good. you? I hope your mental state is better than last night.

I'm getting ready to head to a bath and then bed.

****

I'm better, thanks for asking.

Enjoy your bath. Make it a bubbly one!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:52 PM (piMMO)

128 Hah! I can beat you all. I once had sex with hubby (the preacher) in the preacher's office.
Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 09, 2012 10:42 PM (DoZD+)
--------------------------------------------------
Well I once had sex with the preachers daughter in a custom van (remember them?) after getting totally baked on ditch weed.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 09, 2012 10:52 PM (jucos)

129 Does Van Den Bosch wear red contact lenses?

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 09, 2012 10:52 PM (85EaA)

130 Cooking is what my grandmother did, when she picked her own vegetables,
killed her own chickens, mixed her own seasoning blends, baked
from-scratch biscuits twice (sometimes three) times per day.


I've done that.

Then I stopped playing LotRO.

Posted by: Methos at December 09, 2012 10:52 PM (hO9ad)

131 Ken Burns documentaries are the opportunities for has been Northeastern elitists to pontificate since the networks have long forgotten them

Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 10:52 PM (wwsoB)

132 Hi, I lurk! I think for me it's because of the whole "embarrassing/gross" humor aspect of it.



I've never liked that stuff.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 10:38 PM (oU9pV)


You found 'A Christmas story' had 'embarrassing/gross' humor?
I can't think of one embarrassing or gross thing in it.

Posted by: Tami at December 09, 2012 10:53 PM (X6akg)

133 The thing about Ms Sweet and Sour cat is that itis just so...immature.
The things she describes, banging in the library, is shit my friends did
in high school.


It literally is as though she believes she discovered or invented sex and wants to be patted on the head for it. It's so lame. Reminds me of back in the day when Clinton's surgeon general chick said she thought we needed to teach kids how to masturbate in school.

Sorry, but if they can't figure that out on their own, they need to be held back.

Posted by: Palandine at December 09, 2012 10:54 PM (g7D8V)

134 'Lo, 'rons.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 09, 2012 10:54 PM (kaalw)

135 You folks with four seasons are lucky. Ugg, just went out to smoke and let the dogs out, its cold cold cold here in NV. Two days ago it was in the seventies.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 10:55 PM (adaoe)

136 You found 'A Christmas story' had 'embarrassing/gross' humor?
I can't think of one embarrassing or gross thing in it.


****

Neither can I.

It's about as tame a fare as you'll come upon.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:55 PM (piMMO)

137 Nadia Cho, a student at UC Berkeley had sex in the campus library and wants all you close-minded squares to know about her super-edgy radical act.

Sorry, sweetie, but the position of Sandra Fluke has been filled.

Posted by: Bill H at December 09, 2012 10:55 PM (3sZO1)

138 Good evening.

Listening to Black Country Communion and they're blowing my fucking mind!

Posted by: Robert at December 09, 2012 10:55 PM (LUnTP)

139 "Christmas Story," yuck. Jean Shepherd!

Christmas faves under our rock:

It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street (the old one)
Home Alone
White Christmas
Holiday Inn
The Bishop's Wife
Little Shop Around the Corner
Christmas Carol (Alistair Sim, although George C Scott is surprisingly good)
Donovan's Reef (okay, but best pageant ever)
Going My Way
Bells of St Mary's

Posted by: Cricket at December 09, 2012 10:56 PM (2ArJQ)

140 http://tinyurl.com/cjbj8db
"the librarian reply"
Not sure if someone already posted this.

Posted by: someoldguy at December 09, 2012 10:56 PM (fR7g6)

141 When Ms. Cho starts getting into shouting matches over the burka-clad Muslim students, then I'll buy her brave stance against the "patriarchy."

Posted by: AmishDude at December 09, 2012 10:43 PM (T0NGe)


Oppressor! Don't push your evil kyriarchy on us womyn! We are not enemies and Arabs treat women well they are venerated and stuff and the men always accompany their mother because they respect the matriarchy and all the bad stuff is a lie to keep us all down and if stuff happens then it's not their fault because of kyriarchy and stuff!!1!

NO JUSTIC NO PIECE!!1!~`!eleventy!!1!
NO JUSTIC NO PIECE!!1!~`!eleventy!!1!NO JUSTIC NO PIECE!!1!~`!eleventy!!1!

Posted by: Sexuality Science Graduate Student at December 09, 2012 10:56 PM (sZTYJ)

142 Neither can I.

It's about as tame a fare as you'll come upon.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:55 PM (piMMO)


Well there was the soap-eating scene. And soap IS kinda gross.

Posted by: Mętenloch at December 09, 2012 10:56 PM (XkotV)

143 Charlie Crist is an orangeatan.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 09, 2012 10:12 PM (ccXZP)

---------

Yeah, that guy needs to cut back on the spray tan. Doesn't look healthy.

Posted by: Snooki at December 09, 2012 10:57 PM (b+8h9)

144
Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 09, 2012 10:47 PM (B9aMH)

They've come close to potential father #21. And I'm shocked to see how far black culture in particular has degenerated from 'The Cosby Show' to 'Who's Your Daddy?' in 20 years. But when you have 75% of children born out of wedlock, what could go wrong?

I'm going to take back some episodes for my smallKorean church when I get back, show them and translate for them. I can't imagine their level of shock. Culture does matter.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at December 09, 2012 10:57 PM (AC0lD)

145
What is it with Chos who think they're all that and a bag of chips when they really aren't?

But I do have a feeling that this brand-spanking-new, never-ever-heard-or-thought-of-before thingy she discovered called "secks" will be a ground-shaking event at the AMA convention this year. I predict big thing ahead for the human race if this catches on...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 09, 2012 10:57 PM (yiIja)

146 Well, thanks again buzzion. I really appreciate it. Hell, I didn't know you do a search here. Shows how ignorant I am.
Have a good night all. It's freezing cold here and my nice warm bed awaits.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 09, 2012 10:57 PM (u25eL)

147 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 10:50 PM (bxiXv)

I know what you mean. I could not watch Seinfeld for the longest time. I had to catch it in reruns after I understood and got used to what was supposed to be funny about it.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 10:57 PM (oU9pV)

148 And that Cho chick...pretty face, nice arms, tiny saggy titties.

All those words just to say "I enjoy being a skanky ho, fuck you!" Nothing wrong with being a giant skanky ho but she needs to be honest about it instead of hiding behind a thick veneer of bullshit.

Posted by: Robert at December 09, 2012 10:57 PM (LUnTP)

149 122 Cooking is what my grandmother did, when she picked her own vegetables, killed her own chickens, mixed her own seasoning blends, baked from-scratch biscuits twice (sometimes three) times per day.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:51 PM (piMMO)



I'm gonna go ahead and call what I did cooking. I mentioned that the wife is on a dr prescribed shitty diet. So I set out this weekend to make good food for her. Sat lunch was asparagus and chicken (small chunks) clan cooked in EVOK. Dinner was pan fried, peanut encrusted fish with spinach leaved cooked in that same oil. Lunch sundaywas eggplant Parmesan light. No breading, just dip pie eosin egg, then fry. Low carb marinara sauce topped with mozzarella cheese.


I earned big brownie points this weekend.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 10:58 PM (GEICT)

150 Thank you very much, someoldguy. And, no, no one had posted the Librarian's response yet.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 10:58 PM (jPVBi)

151 anyone see where the US state dept. is Skyping the 'rebels' in Syria on a daily basis?


does that not seem fukkin wrong?


everyone knows the jihadis will win in Syrai,

Posted by: Jake in ID at December 09, 2012 10:59 PM (2CiZb)

152 ... and the response was well worth reading.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 10:59 PM (jPVBi)

153 I dated a chick in college who lived in an apartment connected to a church. (So minister was basically landlord.)
She wasn't supposed to have overnight guests but I stayed over one night. (wink)
The next morning I was stepping out of the shower to come face-to-face with the minister standing there in his collar.
He didn't say anything but his expression said it all:
"You're goin' to hell, boy."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 09, 2012 10:59 PM (gkW7/)

154 Just read over at Drudge that a SEAL was killed saving the life of an American citizen in Afghanistan.

God Bless to he and his family.

These people, the doctors, who seek to do good, do they do it for the good? Because it seems they could do an awful lot of good in much less dangerous places that don't require another American risk his/her life to save them if the situation goes bad.

There must be more than just altruism involved.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:00 PM (piMMO)

155 I would NOT hit Nadia Cho. There must be something about pan faced simians that make them want to disappoint their severe Korean mothers.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 09, 2012 11:00 PM (jucos)

156 I'll say this for Ken Burns: His Civil War series led me to Shelby Foote, and I've read his entire three-volume set.

He's a Mississipian. So much for "the winners write the history". Bravo, Mr. Foote.

Posted by: rickl at December 09, 2012 11:00 PM (sdi6R)

157 Speaking of Seinfeld. All I can think when.I read about a "sex positive".skank is.STDs!.STDs!STDs!

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 11:00 PM (wsGWu)

158 Evening all.

Another awesome day at Casa DC. Back on the graveyard next week, so I get to blather pointlessly to my fake internet friends. Lucky you!

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 09, 2012 11:01 PM (Ai+tZ)

159 Let it ken burn.

Posted by: seamrog at December 09, 2012 11:01 PM (GQ7/O)

160 So this thread is about kinky sex and Christmas movies...

Posted by: Cricket at December 09, 2012 11:01 PM (2ArJQ)

161 'Swhy I (almost) never watch RomComs, they seem to be mostly about laughing at people being humiliated.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 10:50 PM (bxiXv)

That's what I hate about comedies in general these days. Seeing a guy get pantsed is funny, but the amount of maliciousness involved in modern film pantsing, er, comedy is really off-putting to me.

Posted by: Robert at December 09, 2012 11:01 PM (LUnTP)

162 And Weasel Zippers has a NYT's link about how Al Qaeda is the most-competent fighting force in Syria. So there's always that too.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 11:02 PM (jPVBi)

163 Neither can I.

It's about as tame a fare as you'll come upon.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:55 PM (piMMO)


I see why you would say that. but, like i said, I'm abnormally sensitive.

For instance, that Santa scene is unwatchable to me to this day. Horrific. I cannot figure out what is funny about it.

the whole coloration and "look" of the movie too is very visually disturbing to me. Like I said, I know intellectually it is a good and probably funny movie, but it just really disturbs me on a gut level.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 11:02 PM (oU9pV)

164 I like the red-rider-15.

Posted by: sTevo at December 09, 2012 11:03 PM (YSd1Q)

165 I dated a chick in college who lived in an apartment connected to a church. (So minister was basically landlord.)
She wasn't supposed to have overnight guests but I stayed over one night. (wink)
The next morning I was stepping out of the shower to come face-to-face with the minister standing there in his collar.
He didn't say anything but his expression said it all:
"You're goin' to hell, boy."

***

http://bit.ly/Rkcz8m

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:04 PM (piMMO)

166 You'd probably hate "Gremlins", then.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 09, 2012 11:04 PM (85EaA)

167 My God, all these liberal cupcakes are just beautiful and unique snowflakes who personally discovered sex and tolerance, aren't they?
Posted by: Palandine at December 09, 2012 10:38 PM (g7D8V)

Oh jeez, everytime a college girl discovers her clit she thinks she's invented sex.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 11:04 PM (3Y7RV)

168 BC, that's not brownie points. Thats kneepad points!

I take no responsibility for the results of you saying that to her. Hope she is feeling better.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 09, 2012 11:04 PM (Ai+tZ)

169 For instance, that Santa scene is unwatchable to me to this day. Horrific. I cannot figure out what is funny about it.
Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 11:02 PM (oU9pV)

I think thatscene was supposed to be looked at with a scared kids point of view. Some kids are terrified of Santa

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 11:05 PM (adaoe)

170 Ken Burns can suck my scrotum. 59 years old and he still has that schoolboy, Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber bowl haircut. Who in their right mind would take anyone seriously with that hair?

'sup jackwagons

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2012 11:05 PM (Rhie+)

171 Maybe the scene where Flick gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole?

I actually did that as a kid, to a mailbox (kids are stupid, yo). I was alone and had to pull it off myself. Little tag of skin and a lot of blood. Good times, good times...

Posted by: Palandine at December 09, 2012 11:05 PM (g7D8V)

172 I see why you would say that. but, like i said, I'm abnormally sensitive.

For instance, that Santa scene is unwatchable to me to this day. Horrific. I cannot figure out what is funny about it.

the whole coloration and "look" of the movie too is very visually disturbing to me. Like I said, I know intellectually it is a good and probably funny movie, but it just really disturbs me on a gut level.

****

There are plenty of movies that others love that I just cannot stomach, so I understand:

Beetlejuice
Moulin Rouge
Pirates of the Caribbean

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:05 PM (piMMO)

173

So.

"Nadia Cho, a student at UC Berkeley had sex in the campus library" and thinks it's "a super-edgy radical act."

"Sex-positive Having so much edumacational debt and, at best, no job skills, but some small literary wit, that the continued ownership of your 'nads is in doubt isn't a term that most people understand and just about every Occutard are is familiar with."

" Look it up, learn and be amazed."

I detect, in this last, severely scholarly, sentence (coming from a rather literary Berkeley-educated 'leet) the presence of ... irony ...

Posted by: Arbalest at December 09, 2012 11:06 PM (GyUDM)

174 166 You'd probably hate "Gremlins", then.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 09, 2012 11:04 PM (85EaA)



I saw it in college and knew that if I had seen it as a kid I would have been ruined for life. If anyone doubts me, the first time I saw "The Neverending Story" in early elementary school I had nightmares and whenever it was shown thereafter as a time-killer my mom would write a note asking for me to be excused.

On that note, time for bed and hopefully nightmare-free sleep. Goodnight, all!

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at December 09, 2012 11:06 PM (B9aMH)

175 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 10:51 PM (piMMO)

Well... I mix my own spices.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 10:57 PM (oU9pV)

People sort of expect you to be like them and like the same things. When that doesn't happen they get a little weird.

Kind of like micropolitics.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 11:06 PM (bxiXv)

176 So this thread is about kinky sex and Christmas movies...


****

And recipes.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:07 PM (piMMO)

177 I think thatscene was supposed to be looked at with a scared kids point of view. Some kids are terrified of Santa
Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 11:05 PM (adaoe)

LOL, yep, I only have one picture of my oldest with Santa. She was 6 months old. They were terrified of the whole thing.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 11:07 PM (3Y7RV)

178 Speaking of good, funny Christmas movies - how about "The Family Man" with Nick Cage?

Posted by: Vertov at December 09, 2012 11:07 PM (rRr9n)

179 Just watched Miracle on 34th Street. My favorite Christmas movie, hands down.

Plus, if you buy the DVD on amazon, you get a free rental from thier Netflix clone. Pretty sweet, and the DVD is 6 bucks.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 09, 2012 11:07 PM (Ai+tZ)

180 the rescued doctor was with this group

http://is.gd/f1E7Ip

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:07 PM (8sCoq)

181 168 BC, that's not brownie points. Thats kneepad points!

I take no responsibility for the results of you saying that to her. Hope she is feeling better.
Posted by: DC in Towson at December 09, 2012 11:04 PM (Ai+tZ)



Lol. Maybe in a couple days.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 11:08 PM (GEICT)

182 Hey, OSP! Have you seen the finished product?

http://minx.cc/?blog=86&post=335547#c19812935

Posted by: rickl at December 09, 2012 11:08 PM (sdi6R)

183 Ralphie shot out Moe Green's eye

Posted by: Peter Clemenza at December 09, 2012 11:08 PM (wwsoB)

184 Let me see if I understand Nadia "I'm Not Margaret" Cho correctly: Everyone deserves to be respected for the choices they make sexually, their intimacy is their business. Okay, fine. I wouldn't go so far as "deserves to be respected *for*" but whatevs. BUT, if I want to choose not to see your skanky slithering Spiderman-sexytimes on the shelves I've paid for via taxes or tuition, and instead want to use the library for the purpose it's actually intended...that's not a choice to be respected.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 09, 2012 11:08 PM (b+8h9)

185 A one hour loop of Black Sabbath's "Embryo"

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

186 @82 Bingo. It's all about the plows. Medieval plows were all wood and weighed an ancient amount called a "fucking ton." It took all afternoon to "turn one over" to go the other way. An acre is what a team of oxen can plow in a day; a furlong is one "furrow long."

FWIW, any bovine animal used for work is an "ox." We are used to seeing bullocks in that role, but if you plow with the milch-cow, she's an ox right then.

My grandfather homesteaded and worked as a farm laborer in the Dakotas just before WWI. He told of plowing with steam tractors, going one way all day -- miles and miles -- then putting a crew on to turn the plow over, and go back the next, day after day. They would plow right through the roads (and the excavated rises they sat on), and go back and rebuild the road later. It was that hard to turn the plow.

So, the surveying story is almost pure bullshit.

Posted by: comatus at December 09, 2012 11:10 PM (qaVK+)

187 I'm gonna go ahead and call what I did cooking. I mentioned that the wife is on a dr prescribed shitty diet. So I set out this weekend to make good food for her. Sat lunch was asparagus and chicken (small chunks) clan cooked in EVOK. Dinner was pan fried, peanut encrusted fish with spinach leaved cooked in that same oil. Lunch sundaywas eggplant Parmesan light. No breading, just dip pie eosin egg, then fry. Low carb marinara sauce topped with mozzarella cheese.


I earned big brownie points this weekend.


****

I guess you did!

I can cook, and do, but I do take shortcuts like using pre-made bread crumbs and spice mixes, so when I think of my Grandma, it just doesn't seem to compare.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:10 PM (piMMO)

188 Hey, OSP! Have you seen the finished product?

http://minx.cc/?blog=86&post=335547#c19812935
Posted by: rickl at December 09, 2012 11:08 PM (sdi6R)

LMFAO, I gave up too soon. Well done rons, well done.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 11:10 PM (3Y7RV)

189 171 Maybe the scene where Flick gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole?

I actually did that as a kid, to a mailbox (kids are stupid, yo). I was alone and had to pull it off myself. Little tag of skin and a lot of blood. Good times, good times...
Posted by: Palandine at December 09, 2012 11:05 PM (g7D8V)

Notice to morons that want to try the flagpole thing themselves:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _

If you can hock up enough spit while you're stuck to the flagpole or metal railing, etc. -- you can melt the frozen layer and detach without pain or blood. Learned from personal experience while wondering how the hell I was going to remove myself or if anyone would notice me before the sun went down. Yes inspired by the stupid movie while in elementary school.

Posted by: John Stark Dark at December 09, 2012 11:11 PM (PALjS)

190 Ralphie shot out Moe Green's eye



****

I think I saw that leg lamp in a scene in Jaws.

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

191 no cable or internets for more than two days - effin timewarner stepped on their dick or something.

I learned something important though, as much as I enjoy reading here and especially all y'alls comments you are not so interesting or amusing that it is worth reading on a blackberry. a blogs go to know its limitations.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2012 11:11 PM (Z9EHQ)

192 Christmas Movie. Die Hard.

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 11:12 PM (GULKT)

193 LOL, yep, I only have one picture of my oldest with Santa. She was 6 months old. They were terrified of the whole thing.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 11:07 PM (3Y7RV)

I went with my sister and her daughters to the mall many years ago to see Santa, one niece was sweet, told Santa what she wanted, posed for the picture.
Second niece freaked out, said F you Santa, I hate you, well, being like most people we should have died of embaraasment, but as we dragged her away, we werelaughing our asses off.
I did feel kinda bad for all the other parents in line, they were not pleased. But its not like we planned it.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 11:12 PM (adaoe)

194 I can cook, and do, but I do take shortcuts like using pre-made bread crumbs and spice mixes, so when I think of my Grandma, it just doesn't seem to compare.



Oh so do I. Season All is a favorite.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 11:13 PM (GEICT)

195 Nadia Cho, livin' the stereotype. Yay

Posted by: Jerry at December 09, 2012 11:13 PM (4SKYj)

196 Nadia Cho is just a variant on every other liberal brat. They slap their (subject) winkie on the table like they expect a cookie for doing it.

Politics, art, sex, drugs, whatever, they know better than everyone in the fucking world because a marxist professor told them so while he was behind them with their pants around their ankles.

Ace's favorite "inists upon themselves" thing applies to them in *spades*.

Get it, ace, spades, AoS, get it?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 11:13 PM (bxiXv)

197 Nadia Cho, livin' the stereotype. Yay
Posted by: Jerry at December 09, 2012 11:13 PM (4SKYj)

In the end, doesn't everyone.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 11:14 PM (3Y7RV)

198 As for Christmas movies, I always liked the Albert Finney version of Scrooge.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 09, 2012 11:14 PM (jlcQk)

199 A Christmas Story is funny because of the point of view of a kid in 1940 and much of it afterwards

The scene where he imagines that he'll make his parents sorry when he comes home blind and wracks them with guilt is hilarious.

What mother didn't laugh at the dinner table scene where everyone asks her for more red cabbage and she never gets to eat the meal undisturbed;

"My mother hadn't had a hot meal for herself in 15 years ..."

And of course;

"Every family always had one kid who wouldn't eat what was put on the plate...."

Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:14 PM (wwsoB)

200 the rescued doctor was with this group

http://is.gd/f1E7Ip

****

Thanks.


It's good work, but why carry it into a nation that values it so little that they would let their people suffer medical neglect so that they can capture a political prisoner?

There are sick and needy people everywhere.

(Really, I can argue both sides in this, but I do wonder about their motives)

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (piMMO)

201 Posted by: Trimegistus at December 09, 2012 10:40 PM (ka0bf)

Front range CO has quite a few rectangular fields as well, although often several (or many) fields belong to the same farmer which may make a difference. Recently there's been a lot more circular fields as the rotating irrigation sprayers appear to have become very popular. It makes me wonder if the author of the article flies over only a small portion of the country because, in general, they don't seem to know what they're talking about.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (wbeNt)

202
192Christmas Movie. Die Hard.

Yep. And also...'RED'...another Bruce Willis movie.

Posted by: wheatie at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (CM59X)

203 Oldsailor, they wouldn't be stereotypes otherwise.

Posted by: Jerry at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (4SKYj)

204 Library sex? Going nekkid in San Fran?

If I want to go someplace where I'm surrounded by dried bodily fluids, I'll spend a night in a cheap hotel.

Everyone could use good sex, just like everyone needs to take a healthy dump now and then. But there really is a reason we prefer them to do it in private.

Posted by: K~Bob at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (Z3G+K)

205 Merovign, cookies and milk for just showing up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (Sz+px)

206 Nadia Cho, livin' the stereotype. Yay
Posted by: Jerry at December 09, 2012 11:13 PM (4SKYj)
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That's where they come from.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (jucos)

207 The University of California in Berkeley is considering a student
government resolution calling for Salvation Army bell ringers to be
banned from campus over allegations the charity is “anti-gay.”

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (8sCoq)

208 Christmas Movie. Die Hard.
Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 11:12 PM (GULKT)

Yippe ki yay, motherfucker!

Posted by: Santa Claus at December 09, 2012 11:16 PM (LUnTP)

209 this is a bit pedantic of the usual overnight thread, but allow me to defend the practice of ribbon farms, under certain circumstances. Look at land maps of the lower Mississippi River, and you will see all of the old plantation holdings were parceled out the same way. Simple reason: the River was the one overwhelming, unchangeable mode of transportation, and ribbon land allocation maximized the number of properties that had access to the River while also raising the value of lands some distance from the River that would have been cut off from access under the square-style land layout.

When the avenue of transportation is fixed (as with the Mississippi) then ribbon-farming provides the greatest and most broad-based amount of access to that avenue.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 09, 2012 11:16 PM (hTDbY)

210 “I can’t stand it, can’t walk into the grocery store without hearing
that stupid bell, that hurts your ears when it’s cold, and then they say
Merry Christmas at me like they know I’m gay and would be offended by
it,” one reader wrote.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:17 PM (8sCoq)

211 Speaking of Christmas movies, The Muppet's Christmas Carol with Michael Caine.

Fantastic.

No, really.

Posted by: Robert at December 09, 2012 11:17 PM (LUnTP)

212 If you start to identify and empathize with Ralphie, the movie becomes a horror show and not a comedy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:17 PM (Sz+px)

213 Speaking of good, funny Christmas movies - how about "The Family Man" with Nick Cage?


****

I like it and that little girl just steals my heart.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:17 PM (piMMO)

214 The University of California in Berkeley is considering a student
government resolution calling for Salvation Army bell ringers to be
banned from campus over allegations the charity is “anti-gay.”
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (8sCoq)


Doesn't the Salvation Army have don't ask don't tell?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 11:17 PM (3Y7RV)

215 Free Shit Army riots in Ohio

Police Called When Crowd Signing Up For Housing List Gets 'Out Of Control'

http://tinyurl.com/b3wrpk7

Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:18 PM (wwsoB)

216 If you start to identify and empathize with Ralphie, the movie becomes a horror show and not a comedy.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:17 PM (Sz+px)

yes. much pithier way to say it.

Hi Anna! I got your email. I'll reply soon.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 11:18 PM (oU9pV)

217 Berkeley must be full of insufferable assholes

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:19 PM (8sCoq)

218 That's not unique, I saw a couple having sex in the campus library during finals week, FINALS WEEK. If your looking for privacy in the library, finals week is not it.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 09, 2012 11:19 PM (NzBQO)

219 The University of California in Berkeley is considering a student
government resolution calling for Salvation Army bell ringers to be
banned from campus over allegations the charity is “anti-gay.”
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (8sCoq)

----------

Ugh. Every year at this time I see someone on the internet warning people about the Salvation Army being anti-gay. I hate that it seems to be picking up steam. Attention liberals: If the Salvation Army is too anti-gay for your tastes (which as a church, they may be, but I know for a fact that they serve impoverished gay and self-identified trans people just fine), start your own shelters and ring your own damn bells and convince my why your charity is better. Don't piss on everyone else for doing it wrong.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 09, 2012 11:20 PM (b+8h9)

220
Ms. Chou should demonstrate her 'edgyness' by having sex in the muslim students association's prayer room


if not she's a piker
Posted by: Jake in ID at December 09, 2012 10:46 PM (2CiZb)




Shit, I once had sex with a British chick on the steps of the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem at 3am. True story, no shit. Although to be truthful, it was her idea.

Yeah, Chou's a fucking dilettante.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2012 11:21 PM (Rhie+)

221 It needs to be said: Ernest Saves Christmas

Best. Christmas. Movie. Evar.

Posted by: K~Bob at December 09, 2012 11:21 PM (Z3G+K)

222 Posted by: Moki at December 09, 2012 10:52 PM (wi/sM)

Hey! That's how my mom makes them. Very yummy. Knew you had good taste

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 09, 2012 11:21 PM (wbeNt)

223 Oh shit, seriously people, look up Black Country Communion. I'd start dropping links but I gotta split.

AMAZING band!

It's got Jason Bonham on drums, Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater) on keys, Joe Bonamassa on gee-tar and the mighty Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple) on vox. Some amazing old school hard rock. Check it out, I think you'll be pleased.

Posted by: Robert at December 09, 2012 11:21 PM (LUnTP)

224
OK, it's bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 09, 2012 11:22 PM (yiIja)

225 Berkeley must be full of insufferable assholes
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:19 PM (8sCoq)
----------------------------------------------------------
My Uber Liberal cousin spent a couple of years there and even she called it Bezerkley.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 09, 2012 11:22 PM (jucos)

226 Patrick Stewart was good as Scrooge

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:22 PM (8sCoq)

227 Speaking of good, funny Christmas movies - how about "The Family Man" with Nick Cage?





****



I like it and that little girl just steals my heart.


That's how I felt about Kickass

Posted by: Methos at December 09, 2012 11:22 PM (hO9ad)

228 >My Uber Liberal cousin spent a couple of years there and even she called it Bezerkley.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 09, 2012 11:22 PM (jucos)

apparently they're offended by everything

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:23 PM (8sCoq)

229 Speaking of Christmas movies, The Muppet's Christmas Carol with Michael Caine.

Fantastic.

No, really.
Posted by: Robert at December 09, 2012 11:17 PM (LUnTP)

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

It really is. A lot of the Muppets movies have held up reasonably well. My kids still think Muppets From Space and Muppet Treasure Island (found both at a yard sale on VHS) are great...I'll have to hunt down the Muppet Christmas Carol; I loved it when I was a kid.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 09, 2012 11:23 PM (b+8h9)

230 There's only one Christmas movie. Ever. And that's the film chronicling the Griswalds.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 11:23 PM (GEICT)

231 Elizabethe, glad you got it. Take your time.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:23 PM (Sz+px)

232 Family favorite Christmas movie Scrooged with Bill Murray. Niagra Falls! It's a toaster!

Posted by: Museisluse at December 09, 2012 11:23 PM (SsWgR)

233 Aaaaaannnnnddddddd I'm out.

Good night, ONT!

Posted by: Robert at December 09, 2012 11:23 PM (LUnTP)

234 Here's a nice Christmas pic to warm Moron hearts;

http://tinyurl.com/a4oy796

Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:23 PM (wwsoB)

235 178
Speaking of good, funny Christmas movies - how about "The Family Man" with Nick Cage?

Posted by: Vertov at December 09, 2012 11:07 PM (rRr9n)


That was horrible -- his entire family getting wiped out in the end....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 09, 2012 11:24 PM (kaalw)

236 #44

A lot of the really old neighborhoods in Los Angeles are like that. Right up until the late 20s, as can be seen in the areas around the older studios. A friend of mine bought a place with an absurdly deep and narrow yard but it was very close to his studio job and there was a good gym nearby where he use the showers until his renovations on the plumbing were done.

Posted by: epobirs at December 09, 2012 11:24 PM (kcfmt)

237 "Berkeley must be full of insufferable assholes"


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:19 PM (8sCoq)

Do not come here unless you are prepared to suffer our assholes

Posted by: Berkely at December 09, 2012 11:24 PM (Z3G+K)

238 "Every family always had one kid who wouldn't eat what was put on the plate...."
Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:14 PM (wwsoB)

Or when he drops the f bomb, and even though he heard it from his dad, Ralphieblames it on his friend and the friends mom beats his ass, sorry that is funny.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 11:24 PM (adaoe)

239 >Speaking of good, funny Christmas movies - how about "The Family Man" with Nick Cage?


with Tea Leoni in the shower. yes.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:24 PM (8sCoq)

240 There's only one Christmas movie. Ever. And that's the film chronicling the Griswalds.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 11:23 PM (GEICT)

Yep, thats a moron Christmas if there ever was one.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 09, 2012 11:24 PM (3Y7RV)

241 Wonder if we should send this link to Ms. Cho?
http://www.puritytest.net/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:24 PM (Sz+px)

242 +1 on the Muppet Christmas Carol.

Posted by: garrett at December 09, 2012 11:25 PM (HN2Ja)

243 205 Merovign, cookies and milk for just showing up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:15 PM (Sz+px)


Why thank you, barely here as I am...

Don't piss on everyone else for doing it wrong.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 09, 2012 11:20 PM (b+8h9)


It's like you don't know who you're talking to. Other than spending other people's money, *everything* they do is pissing on other people for not obeying!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 11:25 PM (bxiXv)

244 That's how I felt about Kickass


*****

I'm convinced that no other actor could have done it as well as Chloe Moretz.

She was dead perfect in that role.

Of course, you can't think too much about the premise lest you have a serious WTF!!! moment about how effed up Nic Cage's character is.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:25 PM (piMMO)

245 Berkeley must be full of insufferable assholes
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:19 PM (8sCoq)


Gallons of Preparation H, freely liberally sprayed everywhere, cannot begin to mitigate the reality ...

Posted by: Arbalest at December 09, 2012 11:25 PM (GyUDM)

246 217
Berkeley must be full of insufferable assholes


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:19 PM

It's no accident that Markos Moulitsas lives there

Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:25 PM (wwsoB)

247 Ok, shit, I shoulda been in bed an hour ago. Night Horde!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 09, 2012 11:25 PM (GEICT)

248 And Christmas Vacation is on both netflix and amazon prime. Gonna watch it tomorrow, whilst "working".

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 09, 2012 11:25 PM (Ai+tZ)

249
It needs to be said: Ernest Saves Christmas

Best. Christmas. Movie. Evar.
Posted by: K~Bob at December 09, 2012 11:21 PM (Z3G+K)







Air brakes.......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2012 11:26 PM (Rhie+)

250 Night Robert! Night BC!

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 09, 2012 11:26 PM (Ai+tZ)

251 There is no finer Christmas movie than Dennehy in First Blood Part 1.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 09, 2012 11:26 PM (jucos)

252 okay, goodnight all. I'm afraid I missed my bath.

sigh. damn sleep.

Posted by: elizabethe at December 09, 2012 11:27 PM (oU9pV)

253 I thought Brian Dennehy was the Christmas tree in Griswold Family Christmas.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:27 PM (Sz+px)

254 What made me laugh my ass off in Christmas Story was when Ralphie solves the secret decoder puzzle ...

"It's a crummy commercial? .. Son of a bitch! "

Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:27 PM (wwsoB)

255 apparently they're offended by everything

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:23 PM (8sCoq)


Except marxist mass-murderers and islamic terrorists.

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

256 Family favorite Christmas movie Scrooged with Bill Murray. Niagra Falls! It's a toaster!


****


Cross: A thing you nail people to. Cross: A thing you nail people to. Cross: A thing you nail people to. Cross: A thing you nail people to.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:28 PM (piMMO)

257 Sweet dreams Elizabethe

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:28 PM (Sz+px)

258 Muppet Christmas Carol is amazing, I watched for the first time the Disney Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey last night I was pretty disappointed.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 09, 2012 11:28 PM (NzBQO)

259 Heh.

The bitch hit me with toaster.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:28 PM (piMMO)

260
Family favorite Christmas movie Scrooged with Bill Murray. Niagra Falls! It's a toaster!
Posted by: Museisluse at December 09, 2012 11:23 PM (SsWgR)








Have you tried staples?

Funniest line in the movie.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2012 11:28 PM (Rhie+)

261 Speaking of Christmas movies, has anyone seen the "cha cha heels Christmas scene" from Female Trouble?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 09, 2012 11:28 PM (nJOXX)

262 217
Berkeley must be full of insufferable assholes


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:19 PM (8sCoq)


*Ding, ding, ding!* Right in one.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 09, 2012 11:29 PM (kaalw)

263 What made me laugh my ass off in Christmas Story was when Ralphie solves the secret decoder puzzle ...

"It's a crummy commercial? .. Son of a bitch! "


****

I bought a box of Cracker Jacks last week and they should be ashamed to call what they put in there a "prize".

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:29 PM (piMMO)

264 OK, I'm out

tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 09, 2012 11:30 PM (JMmQ9)

265 lest we forget...
MST3K - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Posted by: garrett at December 09, 2012 11:30 PM (HN2Ja)

266 NDH, you found a Chinese worker in your box?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:30 PM (Sz+px)

267 #199

It drives my sister and me nuts when we can't stop our elderly mother from trying to wait on us instead of treating it as a meal for three adults who are all capable of getting up and finding whatever wasn't already on the table.

Posted by: epobirs at December 09, 2012 11:31 PM (kcfmt)

268 "It's a crummy commercial? .. Son of a bitch! "
Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:27 PM (wwsoB)

That was funny.
Loved when he got so mad he beat up the bully, we have all got pushed to that point.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 11:31 PM (adaoe)

269 Luckily Stanford is near by and has produced actual successful people.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 09, 2012 11:31 PM (NzBQO)

270 NDH, you found a Chinese worker in your box?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:30 PM (Sz+px)
-------------------------------------------------------
That just sounds dirty!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 09, 2012 11:31 PM (jucos)

271
Berkeley must be full of insufferable assholes

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:19 PM (8sCoq)





If they were going to give the US an enema, thats where they would put it.


Posted by: Berserker at December 09, 2012 11:31 PM (FMbng)

272 Berkeley must be full of insufferable assholes


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:19 PM


more likely they are long suffering assholes.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (Z9EHQ)

273 Yes, NDH. Was it a booklet of water transfer prints or tattoos?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (jPVBi)

274 NDH, you found a Chinese worker in your box?

****

Worse.

It was a piece of paper that you could poke a hole into and wear as a ring.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (piMMO)

275 Since Scrooged and Muppet Christmas Carol are already mentioned, I feel like all I can add to the Christmas movie discussion is the horrible stuff----

The live-action The Grinch with Jim Carrey is pure torture to me. My sister also helpfully added that Cindy Lou Who is Taylor Momsen who grew up into some horrible creature with racoon eyes and electrical tape on her boobehs. The animated How The Grinch Stole Christmas is watched every year in my house, though, and I love it.

The claymation Rudolph movies, too, can suck it.

I don't really care for A Christmas Story either, but the cringe scene for me is the bunny suit. I don't know exactly why, but that is painful to me.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (b+8h9)

276 Our band director always had a tradition of playing the Muppet Christmas Special before Christmas.

"It's the Gobbla Gobbla Humonga!!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXxFKSuUCpw

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (GULKT)

277 World's just plain going to hell in a handbasket. I hope the private space industry gets far enough to colonize other planets before the entire Earth is a tyranny. I'd happily sign up to live in a bio dome on Mars to get away from this planet full of drugged up idiots at this point!

Posted by: Cato at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (wJWmk)

278 Of course, you can't think too much about the premise lest you have a
serious WTF!!! moment about how effed up Nic Cage's character is.


I'd claim it was suspension of disbelief, but I think that section of my brain was shocked into silence by the scene where she rescues Kickass from his girlfriend's stalker.

Posted by: Methos at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (hO9ad)

279 That Afterburner linked in the sidebar, "Unserious People", should be mandatory viewing. The point Bill Whittle makes about how all of government could easily be paid with lower than current taxes, but that we need to borrow to keep paying for entitlements even with current rates if all other government was abolished, would be blaring from TV and radio 24/7 if we didn't have a complicit, socialist-sympathizing media.
Also, evening morons and 'ettes.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (83wHT)

280 MST3K: Merry Christmas - If that's ok.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MioTYWrsVHQ

Posted by: garrett at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (HN2Ja)

281 How a Chinese worker got in my box, I'll never know!

Posted by: mrs groucho marx at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (jPVBi)

282 Dear Ms Cho,

I'm very happy that you have discovered that female orgasm may indeed not be a myth, but here's a little wisdom from a preceding generation: I have been attending "naked parties and orgies" since before you were a sperm trying desperately to escape Daddy's scrotum. And I guaran-damn-tee I can go longer and harder in many more inventive ways than any hipster-wannabe-douchebag-stoner in Berzerkly. Come join me on a vacation to Hedonism II in Negril sometime honey. Maybe you'll get to meet my good friend Hedo Rick in the 200-person hot tub: http://youtu.be/YVtEX1J7tXQ and learn what "radical" sexual freedom is all about.

Is this where I mention I'm not much of a SoCon?

Posted by: Country Singer at December 09, 2012 11:34 PM (92IJx)

283 A paper ring. That's massively lame.

Too bad Kinder chocolate eggs are illegal in the States. They've got good plastic toys in them.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 11:35 PM (jPVBi)

284 No Ralphie for me. Rather watch Duck Dynasty Christmas with uncle Si.

Posted by: minometer at December 09, 2012 11:35 PM (PwwAS)

285 The live-action The Grinch with Jim Carrey is pure torture to me. My sister also helpfully added that Cindy Lou Who is Taylor Momsen who grew up into some horrible creature with racoon eyes and electrical tape on her boobehs. The animated How The Grinch Stole Christmas is watched every year in my house, though, and I love it.

The claymation Rudolph movies, too, can suck it.


****

I was near tears when I heard they were filming it because I knew (we all knew) what would become of it. It was a travesty and, IIRC, came not long after the dear doctor's death.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:35 PM (piMMO)

286 Too bad Kinder chocolate eggs are illegal in the States. They've got good plastic toys in them.

****

I'm gonna take a guess that someone claimed to have choked on the prize at some time.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:36 PM (piMMO)

287 A paper ring? Wow that is cheap. Wonder if its rice paper.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 09, 2012 11:36 PM (Sz+px)

288 RE Navy Seal killed:
Thank god the president got out alive! After killing Bin Laden he was taking quite a risk going back in.

Posted by: Whatev at December 09, 2012 11:36 PM (2t6Gz)

289 Hey, Ken Burns, documentarian, did your "friend" at the "tea party" event get any video footage ofall those people using the the "n" word?
Didn't think so. New question: Are your "documentaries" as full of lies as your slanderous interviews?

Posted by: Gem at December 09, 2012 11:36 PM (zw+pb)

290 MST3K Santa Claus.
Spanish film where Santa Claus battles Satan.
"I suppose hell got an NEA grant"

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 09, 2012 11:37 PM (NzBQO)

291 : Country Singer....oooh fun now I am pretty much imagining you as Hank.Williams Jr. Please say that you are Hank.Williams Jr.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 11:38 PM (wsGWu)

292
That's how I felt about Kickass


*****

I'm convinced that no other actor could have done it as well as Chloe Moretz.

She was dead perfect in that role.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:25 PM (piMMO)








I have a great love for movies that have those "starmaker" roles. Kick Ass is a great example, like Die Hard/Willis, Zulu/Caine, Alien/Weaver, Glitter/Carey, Escape from New York/Russell.

I might be fuckin' with you on one of those......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2012 11:38 PM (Rhie+)

293 It might be even worse, NDH, it might have been the possibility of a kid choking on one or its plastic, ball container that had the Feds ban them.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 11:38 PM (jPVBi)

294 Christina Christmas Conga Line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUwsx1uVtj0

Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:39 PM (wwsoB)

295 Also, I'm partial to Christmas Vacation.*ducks*

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 11:39 PM (wsGWu)

296 alright friends, game's over and it's movie time

y'all be cool


PEACE

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 09, 2012 11:39 PM (8sCoq)

297 That's not a pillow!!!11!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 11:39 PM (jPVBi)

298 Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 11:38 PM (wsGWu)


Unfortunately, no, I'm not Bocephus...but I have had beers with him in a honky-tonk if that counts.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 09, 2012 11:40 PM (92IJx)

299 279 That Afterburner linked in the sidebar, "Unserious People", should be mandatory viewing. The point Bill Whittle makes about how all of government could easily be paid with lower than current taxes, but that we need to borrow to keep paying for entitlements even with current rates if all other government was abolished, would be blaring from TV and radio 24/7 if we didn't have a complicit, socialist-sympathizing media.
Also, evening morons and 'ettes.
Posted by: Conservative Crank at December 09, 2012 11:32 PM (83wHT)


They don't want to hear it. They refuse to believe it. They will never admit it, even after watching it occur.

They just won't.

Remember. They are smarter than we are.

When the name of the game is power and control, the means must never be questioned.

.

Comrade.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 09, 2012 11:40 PM (Icb3Y)

300 We watched a bit of an iconic Christmas movie this evening, Mirical on 34th St. It occured to me Jesus isn't mentioned once as the little girl was convinced of the reality of Santa. I don't recall if a church is shown or Church Bells heard.

Posted by: Ohio has it's head up its ass, Dan at December 09, 2012 11:40 PM (JKNDp)

301 I have a great love for movies that have those "starmaker" roles. Kick Ass is a great example, like Die Hard/Willis, Zulu/Caine, Alien/Weaver, Glitter/Carey, Escape from New York/Russell.

I might be fuckin' with you on one of those......


*****


HA!

I had just asked myself, WTF?! When I read your last sentence.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:40 PM (piMMO)

302 297 That's not a pillow!!!11!!!
Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 11:39 PM (jPVBi)

Planes Trains Automobiles, classic!

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 11:41 PM (adaoe)

303 @209 Servo, I don't think that's overly pedantic. But it opens the very ugly can of Riparian Rights, the teeming legal battleground of the middle ages. The reason everyone had to cling to their bit of riverbank in Yon Olden Tyme was that post-Roman societies failed in working out a way to share access to docks and quays.

The feudal levy had a means by which to provide roads between estates and depot points, but it was inefficient and expensive. I'll throw in "labor intensive" so you and I can share that little joke.

In a feudal or slaveholding economy, getting the grain or cotton from the (very) far end of your estate to the transfer point was your problem, which you took care of with your people. As markets developed, social functions got more efficient. Well, that's theory: internal improvements, "the American system," homesteading, and Huey Long all played a role too, and none of those are particularly capitalist at all.

Posted by: comatus at December 09, 2012 11:41 PM (qaVK+)

304 That's not a pillow!!!11!!!


*****

PTAA

I like it!

Wanna buy some shower curtain rings?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:41 PM (piMMO)

305
Nothing conveys the spirit of Christmas like the Star Wars Christmas Special starring Bea Arthur.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 09, 2012 11:41 PM (U7FDe)

306 It might be even worse, NDH, it might have been the possibility of a kid choking on one or its plastic, ball container that had the Feds ban them.


****

I'm surprised they haven't banned MandMs and grapes yet.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:42 PM (piMMO)

307 Don't forget Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKk9rv2hUfA

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 11:43 PM (GULKT)

308 I want my ampersands!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:43 PM (piMMO)

309 I like it and that little girl just steals my heart.

That's how I felt about Kickass


now THAT is a heartwarming comment, Methos!

speaking of which my 9 year old went to her first roller derby today. HOOKED SHE IS.

Posted by: BlackOrchid-StillMissingDagny at December 09, 2012 11:43 PM (J6kXj)

310 Don't forget Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.


****

Too overtly religious for my tastes.

Posted by: Says those morons at December 09, 2012 11:44 PM (piMMO)

311 ok then CountrySinger, if you're not Jr are you III?!?!?

Posted by: BlackOrchid-StillMissingDagny at December 09, 2012 11:44 PM (J6kXj)

312
There are plenty of movies that others love that I just cannot stomach, so I understand:

Beetlejuice
Moulin Rouge
Pirates of the Caribbean






Moulin Rouge is my oldest daughter's practically most favorite movies. I cannot stand it. Love Pirates and Beetlejuice depends on my mood.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 09, 2012 11:44 PM (DoZD+)

313 Nothing conveys the spirit of Christmas like the Star Wars Christmas Special starring Bea Arthur.

Particularly the granpa wookie's virtual porn device.

Posted by: Methos at December 09, 2012 11:44 PM (hO9ad)

314 Black Christmas, hands down my favorite holiday film

the ORIGINAL the remake sucked

Posted by: BlackOrchid-StillMissingDagny at December 09, 2012 11:44 PM (J6kXj)

315 305


Nothing conveys the spirit of Christmas like the Star Wars Christmas Special starring Bea Arthur.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 09, 2012 11:41 PM

Oh shit, now you did it. With Disney owning the franchise now, they'll do another atrocity just like it

Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:44 PM (wwsoB)

316 Wrong holiday but it fits the theme, IMHO.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 11:44 PM (jPVBi)

317 I always got confused with the Flintstones Christmas Specials. Aren't they, like, before Christ?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 09, 2012 11:44 PM (+aHgF)

318 I'm surprised they haven't banned MandMs and grapes yet.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 09, 2012 11:42 PM (piMMO)

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

Oh, they try. And hot dogs. Anyone who has kids under ~10 has seen constant emails, fliers and stern warnings about how you're supposed to cut grapes into quarters and hot dogs into, like, molecules (lengthwise and then again horizontally) until your kids are in the gosh-darn second grade.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 09, 2012 11:46 PM (b+8h9)

319 After watching last week, I hope Blake Shelton does a special next year as well.

It was not your typical Bing Crosby Christmas.

Posted by: Says those morons at December 09, 2012 11:46 PM (piMMO)

320 And Kobes fouled, when is he not fouled, I hate the nba refs

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 11:46 PM (adaoe)

321 Nothing conveys the spirit of Christmas like the Star Wars Christmas Special starring Bea Arthur.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 09, 2012 11:41 PM (U7FDe)


Which one of the Wookies was she?

Posted by: Boba Fett at December 09, 2012 11:46 PM (sZTYJ)

322 if that counts


Hmm...depends on the status of your rowdy friends when you.met.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 11:46 PM (wsGWu)

323 Oh, they try. And hot dogs. Anyone who has kids under ~10 has seen constant emails, fliers and stern warnings about how you're supposed to cut grapes into quarters and hot dogs into, like, molecules (lengthwise and then again horizontally) until your kids are in the gosh-darn second grade.


****

Do they push Lifesavers like they do Cheerios?


(mmmmm. butterrum lifesavers...)

Posted by: Says those morons at December 09, 2012 11:47 PM (piMMO)

324 In the early '70s as kids me and my neighbourhood friends used to run around the birch tree in our front yard playing at roller derby.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 09, 2012 11:47 PM (jPVBi)

325 >>>Which one of the Wookies was she?

The one with the salt and pepper bush.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 09, 2012 11:48 PM (Y+Woc)

326 There are plenty of movies that others love that I just cannot stomach, so I understand:

Beetlejuice
Moulin Rouge
Pirates of the Caribbean

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

I found Beetlejuice in the $5 bin this past October and I was so excited to show it to my kids. It was completely different to watch it with adult eyes. I think a lot of the fond Beetlejuice memories I had were of the Nickelodeon cartoon based (veeeeery loosely) on the movie.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 09, 2012 11:48 PM (b+8h9)

327 In the early '70s as kids me and my neighbourhood friends used to run around the birch tree in our front yard playing at roller derby.

we used to play "roller derby" around the block in South Philly, and mostly thru the alleys, back when they weren't all chained and fenced off they were like these concrete tubes that ran thru the blocks you could carom thru

Posted by: BlackOrchid-StillMissingDagny at December 09, 2012 11:49 PM (J6kXj)

328 Posted by: BlackOrchid-StillMissingDagny at December 09, 2012 11:44 PM (J6kXj)

LOL, no I'm not Shelton, either. I'm really nobody...never got a record deal.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 09, 2012 11:50 PM (92IJx)

329
My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Carol starring George C. Scott.
Also love The Grinch (animated), It's a Wonderful Life and Polar Express.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 09, 2012 11:50 PM (DoZD+)

330 the fonzie Christmas Carol is surprisingly decent

Posted by: BlackOrchid-StillMissingDagny at December 09, 2012 11:50 PM (J6kXj)

331 Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 11:46 PM (wsGWu)

Oh, none of my friends have rowdied down yet...

Posted by: Country Singer at December 09, 2012 11:51 PM (92IJx)

332 Masterful.

Posted by: Pixy Rolls in the Webzone at December 09, 2012 11:51 PM (I88Jc)

333 Oh shit, now you did it. With Disney owning the franchise now, they'll do another atrocity just like it
Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:44 PM (wwsoB)


Kevin Smith had a good line about the Holiday Special. "You own up to Jar Jar Binks, you can own up to the Holiday Special."

Posted by: buzzion at December 09, 2012 11:53 PM (GULKT)

334 I think a lot of the fond Beetlejuice memories I had were of the Nickelodeon cartoon based (veeeeery loosely) on the movie.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 09, 2012 11:48 PM (b+8h9)


For me it was all about Winona Ryder when we were both teenagers.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 11:53 PM (bxiXv)

335 I like the story.of The Polar Express, but.the animation definitely gets into the uncanny valley for me. Kids love it.though.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 11:53 PM (wsGWu)

336 So, is the country going off the physical clit, or what?

Posted by: CraigPoe, low-information poster at December 09, 2012 11:53 PM (BVkEs)

337 #326

If you look at Walmart they have a triple pack of Beetlejuice, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Corpse Bride on Blu-ray for $13.

I try to boycott Hollywood as much as possible but I wanted a starter item to go with a Blu-ray deck I'm giving someone.

Posted by: epobirs at December 09, 2012 11:54 PM (kcfmt)

338 When my oldest was in Kindergarten, she came home one day with "Reindeer Food". It was oats with glitter. You were supposed to toss it on the lawn or on the roof, which was supposed to entice the reindeer to land at your house. Kid was petrified. I had to promise not to put the reindeer food out. Did I mention she was also scared of the Tooth Fairy?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 09, 2012 11:54 PM (DoZD+)

339 So Cracked has an article on "celebrity scandals" that should have thrown the celeb out of the public limelight and the first one they pick is Rush Limbaugh, because;

Prior to 2003, the war on drugs and its various casualties were a target that Rush Limbaugh set his sights on regularly. He built his career on lecturing those who lived outside his rigid moral code. This drug scandal was a fundamental breach of the informal contract Rush Limbaugh had with his audience

This line of attack has always perplexed me. I listened to Rush off and on for years and could never remember him caring much about the WoD, let alone people who use prescription drugs illegally.

I *do* remember a president that ran on a strong feminist platform...after he raped a woman, and then sexually harassed several more after being elected. Too obvious I guess?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 09, 2012 11:54 PM (AUeaU)

340 I didn't watch SNF tonight because I never intended to, but apparently Costas was butthurt enough tonight to have Tony Dungy deliver the halftime sermon relating to drunk driving with football players

http://tinyurl.com/bkzhbhv

Packers beat the lions 27-20 btw

Posted by: kbdabear at December 09, 2012 11:55 PM (wwsoB)

341 Did I mention she was also scared of the Tooth Fairy?
___
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0282209/

Posted by: 18-1 at December 09, 2012 11:55 PM (AUeaU)

342 I want my ampersands!

I want my MTV.

Posted by: Sting at December 09, 2012 11:56 PM (5EeB4)

343 This line of attack has always perplexed me. I listened to Rush off and
on for years and could never remember him caring much about the WoD, let
alone people who use prescription drugs illegally.


They're still pissed about Rush dismissing Jerry Garcia when he passed away as "another dead doper".

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 09, 2012 11:56 PM (xKC/c)

344 Blargh. Cracked. I hate when they (when don't they).slip.in.some bullshit snide zinger about evil and.or stupid republicans in.an article about the 6 Animals Most Likely To.Kill.you.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 11:57 PM (wsGWu)

345 For me it was all about Winona Ryder when we were both teenagers.
***
Wasn't she all goth in that movie...and not modern "Miss FD" goth...?

Now, her in Heathers...?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 09, 2012 11:57 PM (AUeaU)

346 Posted by: epobirs at December 09, 2012 11:54 PM (kcfmt)

I actually kind of hate Tim Burton. It's sort of a running joke with people who know me in real life and seem to assume that funeral director = semi-goth-ish = Tim Burton fan. I had thought my two exceptions were Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas but I guess it's down to just The Nightmare Before Christmas---which I still haven't watched all the way through as an adult (though ten-year-old me loved it).

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 09, 2012 11:58 PM (b+8h9)

347 I found Beetlejuice in the $5 bin this past October and I was so excited to show it to my kids. It was completely different to watch it with adult eyes. I think a lot of the fond Beetlejuice memories I had were of the Nickelodeon cartoon based (veeeeery loosely) on the movie.
Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 09, 2012 11:48 PM (b+8h9)






Beetlejuice was great because is was DIFFERENT. Wonderfully surreal and goofball. Yet Keaton at the time was already famous as a screwball, mouthy comic actor, so there was a grounding in the familiar to offset the strangeness of the film.

Yet getting back to my list of starmaking roles, in two of those movies, Die Hard and Escape from New York, Willis and Russell were already pretty big stars. The starmaking part was that each of them was known for roles that were NOT tough-guy heros. Willis was the goofy TV comedy guy from Moonlighting and Russell was a popular Disney child star.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 09, 2012 11:58 PM (Rhie+)

348 338 When my oldest was in Kindergarten, she came home one day with "Reindeer Food". It was oats with glitter.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 09, 2012 11:54 PM (DoZD+)


Ah, glitter. The AIDS of the craft world.

339 So Cracked has an article on "celebrity scandals" that should have thrown the celeb out of the public limelight and the first one they pick is Rush Limbaugh, because;

Posted by: 18-1 at December 09, 2012 11:54 PM (AUeaU)


Because they're just another fluff bullshit college-leftist driven internet rumor site. They're the institutionalized version of the Nieman Marcus Cookie Recipe story.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 11:58 PM (bxiXv)

349 They're still pissed about Rush dismissing Jerry Garcia when he passed away as "another dead doper".
***
Does anyone remember Garcia now?

Ironically in a few years he could have been rich off of Frito Lay endorsements.


Posted by: 18-1 at December 09, 2012 11:59 PM (AUeaU)

350 In that case, Country Singer, you will remain Jr.in my mind.

Unless you killed a man in prison. Then you become David Allen.Coe.

Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 11:59 PM (wsGWu)

351 Nieman Marcus Cookie Recipe story.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 09, 2012 11:58 PM (bxiXv)

Whaaat, you mean thats not true

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 09, 2012 11:59 PM (adaoe)

352 When my oldest was in Kindergarten, she came home one day with "Reindeer Food". It was oats with glitter. You were supposed to toss it on the lawn or on the roof, which was supposed to entice the reindeer to land at your house. Kid was petrified. I had to promise not to put the reindeer food out. Did I mention she was also scared of the Tooth Fairy?
Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 09, 2012 11:54 PM (DoZD+)

--------

Awww, being scared of the tooth fairy sounds adorable. One of mine was afraid of crushing the tooth fairy accidentally, so teeth are deposited on the dresser. I like this system.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 10, 2012 12:00 AM (b+8h9)

353 Does anyone remember Garcia now?

Ironically in a few years he could have been rich off of Frito Lay endorsements.

****

Oh shit.

Watch the trolls come a callin.

Posted by: Says those morons at December 10, 2012 12:01 AM (piMMO)

354 Oh, speaking of movies that made stars, I saw Clueless the other day.

IIRC, it launched the careers of Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Breckin Meyer.

OTOH, did Alicia Silverstone do anything after this movie?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2012 12:01 AM (AUeaU)

355 And let's not forget the South Park tooth fairy episode.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 10, 2012 12:02 AM (jPVBi)

356 Because they're just another fluff bullshit college-leftist driven internet rumor site.
***
Cracked has some funny articles, and occasionally conservative leaning ones...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2012 12:02 AM (AUeaU)

357 Re Nadia Cho: Hell yes, I'd hit it.

But that's beside the point.

Her cluelessness is absolutely staggering. "Let's fuck like rabbits while the whole world is collapsing around us."

Yeah, that worked out well for the Romans. I'm sure some of them thought themselves "edgy" and "transgressive".

Posted by: rickl at December 10, 2012 12:02 AM (sdi6R)

358 The sad truth is Gerry was a better banjo picker than he was a guitarist.

Posted by: garrett at December 10, 2012 12:02 AM (HN2Ja)

359
They're still pissed about Rush dismissing Jerry Garcia when he passed away as "another dead doper".
***
Does anyone remember Garcia now?

Ironically in a few years he could have been rich off of Frito Lay endorsements.


Posted by: 18-1 at December 09, 2012 11:59 PM (AUeaU)








Can't remember who it was, but I remember someone snarking about Garcia's heart attack "so it wasn't the hash, it was the BROWNIE?????"

Maybe PJ O'Rourke.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2012 12:03 AM (Rhie+)

360 OTOH, did Alicia Silverstone do anything after this movie?
Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2012 12:01 AM (AUeaU)

She chewed up food and spit it in her kids mouth, so theres that.
Paul Rudd has been very successful, however.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 10, 2012 12:03 AM (adaoe)

361
Whaaat, you mean thats not true






Course not. Saw it on Snopes. And you know, everything Snopes says is true.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 10, 2012 12:03 AM (DoZD+)

362 "Cracked. I hate when they (when don't they).slip.in.some bullshit snide zinger about evil and.or stupid republicans..."

Giving the body of work, RLM's Feeding Frenzy's co-ed pillow-fight accusation of an Asian roomate being an uptight Republican is forgiven.

Posted by: Pixy Rolls in the Webzone at December 10, 2012 12:03 AM (I88Jc)

363 Does anyone remember Garcia now?



Ironically in a few years he could have been rich off of Frito Lay endorsements.



The ice cream they named after him sucks.

Posted by: fluffy at December 10, 2012 12:04 AM (z9HTb)

364
OTOH, did Alicia Silverstone do anything after this movie?
Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2012 12:01 AM (AUeaU)







The less said about the Schumacher Batman movies, the better.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2012 12:04 AM (Rhie+)

365 Wasn't she all goth in that movie...and not modern "Miss FD" goth...?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 09, 2012 11:57 PM (AUeaU)


I always liked the look, not so much the rest of the subculture.

Go figure.

Probably started by Mia Sara in Legend.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2012 12:05 AM (bxiXv)

366 For Ken Burns, EVERY DAMNED THING EVER is about racism. Amazon has his "Jazz" series on the Prime Free thing. I watched one episode and don't plan to watch any more of them. Good God, talk about being a one-note film-maker. He makes Michael Moore look open-minded.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 10, 2012 12:05 AM (xjpRj)

367 The way that land is divided up changed back in the 1780s. The original 13 colonies and "states" that weren't states yet, WV, TN, KY, Maine and VT, and land was divided in the "metes and bounds" system. When land is conveyed, it is described legally as:

"beginning with a corner at the intersection of two stone walls near an apple tree on the north side of Muddy Creek road one mile above the junction of Muddy and Indian Creeks, north for 150 rods to the end of the stone wall bordering the road, then northwest along a line to a large standing rock on the corner of John Smith's place, thence west 150 rods to the corner of a barn near a large oak tree, thence south to Muddy Creek road, thence down the side of the creek road to the starting point."

Canada and the later states were set up with "Lot and Block" system. All land was broken up into counties, then some smaller blocks, then smaller, etc. When you fly over the midwest, you can really see this system in place. If you see the counties of the later 33 states, all the counties appear to have straight lines for county lines, and the original 18 states have counties that look like a 3 year old drew them.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 10, 2012 12:06 AM (Zd/NW)

368 That opening to The Prisoner still gives me chills, first time i heard it was on the Iron Maiden song, didn't know it was a tv show until a few years after that.

Posted by: booger at December 10, 2012 12:06 AM (HI6wa)

369 Excalibur on bbc if anyone interested.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 10, 2012 12:06 AM (adaoe)

370 OTOH, did Alicia Silverstone do anything after this movie?

Blast From the Past, which is underrated fun, IMO.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 12:07 AM (5EeB4)

371 heh

http://uberhumor.com/put-me-down

Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2012 12:07 AM (AUeaU)

372 IIRC, it launched the careers of Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Breckin Meyer.

OTOH, did Alicia Silverstone do anything after this movie?

****

Blast from the Past, which I love.

I really kind of thought The Crush was what made her, but there's no doubt that Cluless is what sent her into the stratosphere

Posted by: Says those morons at December 10, 2012 12:08 AM (piMMO)

373 OTOH, did Alicia Silverstone do anything after this movie?
Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2012 12:01 AM (AUeaU)

you mean besides feeding her children regurgitated food?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 10, 2012 12:08 AM (Z9EHQ)

374
The ice cream they named after him sucks.
Posted by: fluffy at December 10, 2012 12:04 AM (z9HTb)







Oh. You mean the factory-manufactured product made after Ben and Jerry sold out to evil multinational conglomerate Unilever?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 10, 2012 12:08 AM (Rhie+)

375 Ha, I knew it. The Prisoner opening clips ALWAYS use "The Chimes of Big Ben."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 10, 2012 12:08 AM (xjpRj)

376 Nightmare before Christmas is one of the best holiday movies ever. Ties the holiday season together perfectly.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 10, 2012 12:09 AM (NzBQO)

377 The wife and I watched Pirates of Silicon Valley this afternoon. It was a non-stop parade of That Guy who was in That Thing.

Posted by: fluffy at December 10, 2012 12:09 AM (z9HTb)

378
"It's been a while since I saw a QUESTION AUTHORITY bumpersticker."

No. Do't just question authority.Question everything.

It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at December 10, 2012 12:09 AM (WwR1j)

379 Blast From the Past, which is underrated fun, IMO.
Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 12:07 AM (5EeB4)

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That movie really is great. It's sweet. I love Brendan Fraser in that...even though he doesn't wear a loincloth. And I like Dave Foley.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 10, 2012 12:10 AM (b+8h9)

380
What is a battery powered chicken?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 10, 2012 12:10 AM (8VAP0)

381 And Brittany Murphy...what a doll.

She, like Emma Stone or Ginnifer Goodwin, is one of those actors that stirs the gushy mom-thing in me.

Now every time I see her in a movie it just breaks my heart that she died so young.


(Yes. I just admitted to being pathetic.)

Posted by: Says those morons at December 10, 2012 12:10 AM (piMMO)

382 off sock

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:11 AM (piMMO)

383 Posted by: Lauren at December 09, 2012 11:59 PM (wsGWu)

I'll take Jr, lol. That smelly-assed Coe hit on my sister once in a casino in Tunica.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 10, 2012 12:11 AM (92IJx)

384 I crack up every time the local guy comes home to play. "He's playing in Nashville!" Lots of people come out to see him. Ha Ha Ha. If you're playing in some local dive shithole in Nashville "you're playing in Nashville."

Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 12:11 AM (+9AX9)

385 Libs don't question authority when the dems are in charge.

They suck the government's cock and post glowing reviews of the white house's microbrew recipe.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:11 AM (wsGWu)

386 "Question everything.

It's the only way to be sure."

...or die from starvation.

Posted by: Jack Handey at December 10, 2012 12:11 AM (I88Jc)

387 Blast From the Past is a great movie.

Posted by: booger at December 10, 2012 12:12 AM (HI6wa)

388 Course not. Saw it on Snopes. And you know, everything Snopes says is true.
***
I've come to hate those farkers. If it is partially true and a Republican

TRUE!!!!!

If it is bullshit but can't be "proved" false about a Republican

UNDETERMINED

If it is about a Democrat

FALSE!!!!!

Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2012 12:12 AM (AUeaU)

389 I like The Muppets Christmas Carol, too. "It Feels Like Christmas" or whatever the title is, is one of my favorite Christmas songs. I wonder why they never play it on the radio.
We have the casette of the soundtrack somewhere around here. Wonder if itunes has it.

Posted by: Gem at December 10, 2012 12:12 AM (zw+pb)

390 Canada and the later states were set up with "Lot and Block" system.


I wonder if northern Maine uses this system. It is very sparsely populated and has many townships the don't have real names, just something that sounds like a grid square designation.

Posted by: fluffy at December 10, 2012 12:13 AM (z9HTb)

391 I thought Brian Dennehy was the Christmas tree in Griswold Family Christmas.

Actually, it was his second appearance in the series. He played Wally world in the first one.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 10, 2012 12:13 AM (Mc2P0)

392 That movie really is great. It's sweet. I love Brendan Fraser in that...even though he doesn't wear a loincloth. And I like Dave Foley.

****

Fraser is completely charming in that role. The first thing I remember seeing him in was School Ties. He was just something.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:13 AM (piMMO)

393 Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 12:11 AM (+9AX9)

Hey, the reverse works too...I've seen women show up for Fan Fair (yeah, I know they call it CMA MusicFest now) and go apeshit over "musicians" they meet on Lower Broadway.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 10, 2012 12:13 AM (92IJx)

394
"It's been a while since I saw a QUESTION AUTHORITY bumpersticker."

It should have read "Question the answers."

Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 12:14 AM (+9AX9)

395 They suck the government's cock and post glowing reviews of the white house's microbrew recipe.

***
Obama's semen - sweet and delicious with a hint of nuts...and it cures cancer.

Posted by: The 5 PM News EVERY DAMN DAY at December 10, 2012 12:14 AM (AUeaU)

396 Congrats NDH and Vic.

I won, I won!

Posted by: sven10077 at December 10, 2012 12:15 AM (LRFds)

397 It's a major award!

Posted by: Phinn at December 10, 2012 12:15 AM (oFH2D)

398 And Brittany Murphy...what a doll.

---------

She was just so good at playing people who were stupid/crazy but gosh darn if you didn't want to take care of them. Even the crazy girl she played in Girl, Interrupted was supposed to be this horrible, stuck-up bitch that no one liked (yes, I read the book...a lot) but she made her very lovable. And the slutty misfit in 8 Mile, and LuAnn on King of the Hill, and yeah, pretty much everything including Clueless.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 10, 2012 12:15 AM (b+8h9)

399 #378

Question everything from orbit.


Which is why we need more affordable launch systems.

Posted by: epobirs at December 10, 2012 12:16 AM (kcfmt)

400 Does anyone remember Garcia now?

Somebody's still making money off of ties with his name on them. Most buyers probably assume it's just another designer.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 10, 2012 12:16 AM (xKC/c)

401 Pretty sure it doesn't take much courage or effort for an average-or-better looking person to have meaningless secks with multiple partners.

Pretty sure there are millions of people doing this every day, male and female. Not all that edgy or progressive.

Pretty much the easiest thing in the world. Especially with the advent of Craigslist.

Posted by: Not Ready to Unsock at December 10, 2012 12:17 AM (BgIBZ)

402 Somebody's still making money off of ties with his name on them. Most buyers probably assume it's just another designer.

****

Ties?

Seriously?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:18 AM (piMMO)

403 She was just so good at playing people who were stupid/crazy but gosh darn if you didn't want to take care of them.


***

THAT'S IT!

The three I mentioned all make me feel that way although none more than Murphy.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:19 AM (piMMO)

404 Does anyone watch Superjail?

Talk about gross.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:20 AM (piMMO)

405 Ties? Seriously?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:18 AM (piMMO)

Haha, my thought exactly. I do like the cherry garcia ice cream however.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 10, 2012 12:20 AM (adaoe)

406 With the advent of Craigslist, I'm pretty sure you can drop the modifiers and just stick with "person".

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:20 AM (wsGWu)

407
Country Singer at December 10, 2012 12:13 AM

I've seen some really talented people playing down there. It's just so hard/lucky for people to get a shot at the big time. Known some people that couldn't hack the record company telling them when/where to shit.

Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 12:20 AM (+9AX9)

408 hello?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:20 AM (piMMO)

409 hi all

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:21 AM (d/5qf)

410 Seriously?


I'm super cereal. Nice looking ties. I may even own one.

Posted by: fluffy at December 10, 2012 12:21 AM (z9HTb)

411 Hi CJ

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:21 AM (piMMO)

412 Ties?



Seriously?


Seriously: http://scoamf.us/4C

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 10, 2012 12:21 AM (xKC/c)

413 Probably started by Mia Sara in Legend.

FERRIS BUELLER'S GIRLFRIEND?!?!?!

Posted by: Golan Globus at December 10, 2012 12:22 AM (/1U3u)

414 375
Ha, I knew it. The Prisoner opening clips ALWAYS use "The Chimes of Big Ben."


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 10, 2012 12:08 AM (xjpRj)


Well, it's not like they could use "Arrival" or "Living in Harmony".

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 12:22 AM (kaalw)

415 BTW, I just pulled Brendan Fraser up in IMDB and he has ten projects in pre and post-production.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:22 AM (piMMO)

416 Socks with sandals is usually because the tops of your feet are sunburned.
Or something.

Posted by: navybrat at December 10, 2012 12:23 AM (Ty7ja)

417 he has ten projects in pre and post-production."

9 of which involve a zany animal adventure?

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:23 AM (wsGWu)

418 Did Velma's socks move?

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 12:24 AM (I88Jc)

419 >>FERRIS BUELLER'S GIRLFRIEND?!?!?

She got topless in that Van Damme time travel movie.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 10, 2012 12:24 AM (CPrgU)

420 I just pulled Brendan Fraser up in IMDB and he has ten projects in pre and post-production.

Pfft.

Posted by: Tommy Lee Jones, c. 1993 at December 10, 2012 12:25 AM (5EeB4)

421 hi Niedermeyer

congratulations on being #1 (I guess)

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:25 AM (d/5qf)

422
I wonder if northern Maine uses this system. It
is very sparsely populated and has many townships the don't have real
names, just something that sounds like a grid square designation.


Posted by: fluffy at December 10, 2012 12:13 AM (z9HTb)

Nope, Maine is an original 13, so they are in metes and bounds. It was the system used in Jolly Old England, so when the crown designated land, it used the metes and bounds system to do it.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 10, 2012 12:25 AM (Zd/NW)

423 Hey, chemjeff -- how'd it go?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 12:25 AM (kaalw)

424 Posted by: 18-1 at December 10, 2012 12:12 AM (AUeaU)

Just like every other 'fact check' out there.

Posted by: RWC at December 10, 2012 12:26 AM (sqp6o)

425 Seriously: http://scoamf.us/4C


****

Okay. Now I believe it.

Does anything say "bail bonds-man" quite like those ties?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:26 AM (piMMO)

426 BTW, I just pulled Brendan Fraser up in IMDB and he has ten projects in pre and post-production.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:22 AM (piMMO)

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

Meh. He's lost considerable appeal since George of the Jungle (the source of my loincloth joke). I think he worked really well as this wide-eyed beautiful person-out-of-his-element (Blast from the Past, Gods and Monsters) and as an actiony guy in The Mummy, but I'm not sure about anything else. The most recent thing I've seen him in is some wretched kids-and-talking-animals movie.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 10, 2012 12:27 AM (b+8h9)

427 cthulhu and derit, it went okay

no socks moving

and I do want to thank you all for helping me to face my fears

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:27 AM (d/5qf)

428 hi Niedermeyer

congratulations on being #1 (I guess)

***

Last week I was thrilled to disappear from the list altogether. This week, right back to #1 without a life.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:27 AM (piMMO)

429 Night all. Have a good week.

Posted by: lou's a girl at December 10, 2012 12:27 AM (adaoe)

430 I could totally get laid through craigslist, but with my luck the first time I'd get AIDS and gonorrhea and crabs and a flu and she'd ask for money for a cab and it would turn out to be a police prostitution sting.

You would be correct if you guessed I also don't gamble.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2012 12:27 AM (bxiXv)

431 good night lou

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:28 AM (d/5qf)

432 Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 12:20 AM (+9AX9)

Saw a lot of it myself...and a lot of people go to Nashville not knowing (or forgetting) that the key word in "music business" is business. I just got too old and hard headed; what they told me was, "You have a fantastic voice, but your sound is dated and you don't have a marketable image." Translation: "You're old and you don't sing bubblegum pop".

Posted by: Country Singer at December 10, 2012 12:28 AM (92IJx)

433 McCormick is the best whiskey in the world. Heads down.

Posted by: CraigPoe at December 10, 2012 12:28 AM (BVkEs)

434
Ahhh, I love The Prisoner.

They originally had a robot to chase #6 down. But it kept breaking. They improvised with a weather balloon and it worked SO WELL.

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

The AMC miniseries "The Prisoner" is actually good. It has very little to do with the series - let it stand on it's own and it's intriguing (not as good as the series but good enough).

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at December 10, 2012 12:29 AM (IH2b5)

435 415 BTW, I just pulled Brendan Fraser up in IMDB and he has ten projects in pre and post-production.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:22 AM (piMMO)


'The Mummy Returns'

The Return of the Mummy

The Mummy Strikes Back

The Mummy-Reloaded

The Mummy-Revolutions

Posted by: RWC at December 10, 2012 12:29 AM (sqp6o)

436 427
cthulhu and derit, it went okay

no socks moving

and I do want to thank you all for helping me to face my fears


Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:27 AM (d/5qf)


Are things still in play, or has the advance ground to a halt on the Transylvanian front?

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 12:29 AM (kaalw)

437 Meh. He's lost considerable appeal since George of the Jungle (the source of my loincloth joke). I think he worked really well as this wide-eyed beautiful person-out-of-his-element (Blast from the Past, Gods and Monsters) and as an actiony guy in The Mummy, but I'm not sure about anything else. The most recent thing I've seen him in is some wretched kids-and-talking-animals movie.

****

When you said loincloth, I thought of that caveman movie with Pauly Shore. I completely, and thankfully, forgot about George of the Jungle.

I clicked on the projects and it looks like there are some adult roles sprinkled in. I'll be more than happy to see him return to what he does best.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:29 AM (piMMO)

438 THAT'S IT!

The three I mentioned all make me feel that way although none more than Murphy.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:19 AM (piMMO)

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Ha, I suddenly remembered a Clueless quote that could've summed it up better: "Just look at her, D. She needs us! She is just so adorably clueless!"

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 10, 2012 12:29 AM (b+8h9)

439 Night all. Have a good week.


***

You, too.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:30 AM (piMMO)

440 Posted by: RWC at December 10, 2012 12:29 AM (sqp6o)

Encino Mummy

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 10, 2012 12:31 AM (b+8h9)

441 Last week I was thrilled to disappear from the list altogether. This week, right back to #1 without a life.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:27 AM (piMMO)

---
Yeah, but your contributions have helped make AoS a high ranking blog. Or something.

Posted by: CraigPoe at December 10, 2012 12:31 AM (BVkEs)

442 cthulhu, things are definitely still in play

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:31 AM (d/5qf)

443 "The Prisoner" was a great series.

Although I once heard someone describe the final episode as "James Bond meets Monty Python".

Which is kind of accurate.

Posted by: rickl at December 10, 2012 12:32 AM (sdi6R)

444 I could totally get laid through craigslist, but with my luck the first time I'd get AIDS and gonorrhea and crabs and a flu and she'd ask for money for a cab and it would turn out to be a police prostitution sting.

You would be correct if you guessed I also don't gamble.


****

Casino gambling is far less riskier than Craigslist personals.

Getting robbed, beaten, and left for dead in an alley seems like a bit too much of risk to get laid.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:33 AM (piMMO)

445 Yeah, but your contributions have helped make AoS a high ranking blog. Or something.


****

Oh, you dear soul!

Is lying a sin when you do it to make someone feel better?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:34 AM (piMMO)

446 Night all, I have to catch a plane in the morning.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 10, 2012 12:34 AM (92IJx)

447 Getting robbed, beaten, and left for dead in an alley seems like a bit too much of risk to get laid.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 12:33 AM (piMMO)


You see? I was being *optimistic*!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2012 12:34 AM (bxiXv)

448 Hey, rickl is here. What do you think about the Golden Spike Company announcement on Friday?

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 12:35 AM (5EeB4)

449 371 >> http://uberhumor.com/put-me-down

18-1, meh. But the next one is frikkin funny.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2012 12:35 AM (ccXZP)

450 "Don't any of you people have lives?"

""Lives? Where we're going we don't need lives."

Posted by: epobirs at December 10, 2012 12:36 AM (kcfmt)

451 I could totally get laid through craigslist, but with my luck the first time I'd get AIDS and gonorrhea and crabs and a flu and she'd ask for money for a cab and it would turn out to be a police prostitution sting.

You would be correct if you guessed I also don't gamble.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith

sure but what are the odds? look where you spend your evenings? Great white sharks do not spend all day worrying about getting eaten by a shark. If anyone is getting hit over the back of the head with a blackjack when you go on a craigslist hookup it is the non-moron. I am sure you would leave aspirin.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 10, 2012 12:36 AM (Z9EHQ)

452 444
Getting robbed, beaten, and left for dead in an alley seems like a bit too much of risk to get laid.


You don't need Craigslist for that.

That sort of thing is as old as the hills.

Posted by: rickl at December 10, 2012 12:36 AM (sdi6R)

453
Country Singer at December 10, 2012 12:28

I don't care too much for the new county. Like you said "bubblegum music" marketed for the teens. Prefer a seasoned voice. Too much RandR for me.

Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 12:37 AM (+9AX9)

454 cthulhu, I have you to thank (or actually, your BH) for tonight, it was only because she told me via you that I was expected to kiss her tonight that I actually did

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:37 AM (d/5qf)

455 and it would turn out to be a police prostitution sting.

Just film it and say you're making a pornographic movie. If I understand the law, and I don't, that seems to make paying for sex totally legit.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 12:37 AM (5EeB4)

456 Nope, Maine is an original 13, so they are in metes and bounds. It was
the system used in Jolly Old England, so when the crown designated land,
it used the metes and bounds system to do it.



While that makes sense for the coastal region, there are townships named T17 R12 WELS and the like. There are parts of the state that didn't get surveyed in colonial times and currently populated as sparsely as any Western state.

Posted by: fluffy at December 10, 2012 12:39 AM (z9HTb)

457 442
cthulhu, things are definitely still in play


Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:31 AM (d/5qf)


I like the "definitely" in that sentence. Sounds promising. Just watch the ABC speech from Glengarry Glen Ross before the next date -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVQPY4LlbJ4

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 12:40 AM (kaalw)

458 Alright, chemjeff!

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2012 12:41 AM (ccXZP)

459 chemjeff ftw!

A wonderful magic world awaits you!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2012 12:43 AM (bxiXv)

460 Herman's Hermits's "I'm into Something Good":

http://youtu.be/zxDh2sYQRpo

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 12:43 AM (I88Jc)

461 See guys, CJ isn't worried about being hit over the head. This should give you confidence...wait what am.I saying. Craigslist whores WILL give you at the very least, the clap. Stay away,!

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:45 AM (wsGWu)

462 Just watch the ABC speech from Glengarry Glen Ross before the next date


"PUT that lipstick down! Lipstick is for closers."

Posted by: fluffy at December 10, 2012 12:45 AM (z9HTb)

463 Dinner party with Ken Burns or being put through a 15 hp mulcher feet first? Tough choice.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 10, 2012 12:45 AM (pfqFp)

464 Robert, if you check back in tonight, thanks for the reco on Black Country Communion.

Excellent hard rock.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2012 12:45 AM (ccXZP)

465 Apropos Christmas Story, if y'all haven't seen Rare Exports yet, you need to. The scene where the father assures his 10 year old son that, of course his new gift of a rifle to him is loaded -- it wouldn't be any good if it weren't loaded, now would it? is only one of many worthy moments. Don't miss the shorts showing the hunting of and training of father christmases.

Posted by: sinmi at December 10, 2012 12:46 AM (MtGCY)

466 Oh, and new country blows. I can handle things up til the 90s, but other than some local alt/outlaw country, it's all gotten pretty crappy.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:46 AM (wsGWu)

467 463 Dinner party with Ken Burns or being put through a 15 hp mulcher feet first? Tough choice.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 10, 2012 12:45 AM (pfqFp)


This is me not making a joke about going to the dinner party but taking the mulcher with me.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2012 12:47 AM (bxiXv)

468 See guys, CJ isn't worried about being hit over the head. This should give you confidence...wait what am.I saying. Craigslist whores WILL give you at the very least, the clap. Stay away,!
Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:45 AM (wsGWu)

yeah well what at they going to get from the moron horde?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 10, 2012 12:47 AM (Z9EHQ)

469 Yo 'rons and 'ettes. First snowstorm of the season here and me with a broken snowblower. Luckily SiL's friend stopped by to plowus out

Posted by: zeera sez vote West at December 10, 2012 12:48 AM (3dXwx)

470 Craigslist ad:

"Unemployed mugger seeking compliant rich victim for light S-and-M and bondage. Nothing heavy, just duct tape and non-lethal beating. No freaks! Bring lots of cash and expensive bling for a good time."

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 12:48 AM (2RJQo)

471 454
cthulhu, I have you to thank (or actually, your BH) for tonight, it was
only because she told me via you that I was expected to kiss her tonight
that I actually did


Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:37 AM (d/5qf)


Actually, I retract 457.....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 12:49 AM (kaalw)

472 470 Craigslist ad:

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 12:48 AM (2RJQo)


Oh, man, what was my craigslist password?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2012 12:50 AM (bxiXv)

473 See guys, CJ isn't worried about being hit over the head. This should give you confidence...wait what am.I saying. Craigslist whores WILL give you at the very least, the clap. Stay away,!
Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:45 AM (wsGWu)

and of all the things I would worry about in regard to craigslist hookups, getting hit over the head would be fairly high up since I am sure the odds of you calling some cute little thing over to your apartment and having some 6'6" tranny hooker named luther who recently finished a nickel a pelican bay show up , steal your stuff and your virginity are greater than average compared with your usual hook up at your local brewery.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 10, 2012 12:50 AM (Z9EHQ)

474 Dinner party with Ken Burns or being put through a 15 hp mulcher feet first? Tough choice.

Tough choice? C'mon. First, you'd get to mock Ken Burns, then he'd get defensive and snippy and even more irrational, then you'd call him out and get to beat him with the soup tureen.

Later, you'd go home with one of the politely-horrified-but-secretly-aroused babes making up the guest list.

Win, win, win, win.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 12:51 AM (5EeB4)

475 yeah I'm with Waterhouse, whenever you get to call out a smug asshole to his face, it's definitely worth it, even if you are forcibly escorted off the property

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:52 AM (d/5qf)

476 You know you live in the right place when advertisements for a dating website aimed at farmers/ranchers appear on the television.

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 12:53 AM (I88Jc)

477 Mmmm. Politely horrified but secretly aroused babes. I'm formulating my plan.

Now to get myself invited...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 10, 2012 12:54 AM (pfqFp)

478 You know you live in the right place when advertisements for a dating website aimed at farmers/ranchers appear on the television.
Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 12:53 AM (I88Jc)

are you sure they are not showing the same sheep over and over again?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 10, 2012 12:54 AM (Z9EHQ)

479 "Hick Hookups?"

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:55 AM (wsGWu)

480 "Hick Hookups?"
Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:55 AM (wsGWu)

come on now - hickups

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 10, 2012 12:56 AM (Z9EHQ)

481 Touche.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:57 AM (wsGWu)

482 Find a vacant foreclosed house. Break in and bootleg the power back on. Go buy a few kegs and advertise a "free" open "foreclosure party" on Craig's list.

When all the revelers show up, get hammered and start to pass out, you lift their wallets, car keys, etc and go burglarize their cribs and sell their cars at the local chop shop.

By the time the marks wake up, the cops will be there and they'll be the ones getting asked all the hard questions, not you...who are long gone.

A incredible profit can be realized for the price of a few kegs of beer and bags of chips.


Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 12:57 AM (2RJQo)

483 After reading the 'rons and 'ettes "True Romance" stories, I've come to the conclusion that I MUST be the most boring man in the world. Even so, I wouldn't touch Ms. Cho with a ten-meter cattle prod. I'm a lonely fool, but neither that lonely or that foolish.

As far as Christmas movies go: Love "A Christmas Story" and watch it every year. I also like "Christmas Vacation", "Scrooged" and "Die Hard". I haven't seen "Muppet Christmas Carol" in years. The only TV special I watch every year is "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Linus' speech helps keep me grounded.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 10, 2012 12:58 AM (5J54Q)

484 that's pretty devilish, PurpAv

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 12:59 AM (d/5qf)

485
A incredible profit can be realized for the price of a few kegs of beer and bags of chips.


Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 12:57 AM (2RJQo)

do not forget the copper.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 10, 2012 12:59 AM (Z9EHQ)

486 So the K~Missus is in the next room watchin' the gas-fired TeeVee, and I'm in here listening, and wondering, "Who is the cheesy-sounding, older, black, female jazz singer? And what's with the really cheesy arrangements?"

Then I realized, when singers are famous enough to be on TeeVee when they're older, they are usually freaking awesome. Any black female jazz singer with any talent at all wouldn't be caught dead doing "cheesy." So I was having trouble figuring out who she could be (I have a keen ear for voices, but I can be fooled).

I finally gave up and went to see... she was watching the Rod Stewart Christmas special on PBS.

So there you go.

Posted by: Berkely at December 10, 2012 12:59 AM (+YjYZ)

487 If Victor Davis Hanson is such a bumpkin, I'd gladly be a carpetbagger to that county.




Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 01:00 AM (I88Jc)

488 Purple Avenger's Tips for The Burning will undoubtedly be a bestseller.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 01:00 AM (5EeB4)

489 Sock off.

Posted by: K~Bob at December 10, 2012 01:00 AM (+YjYZ)

490 "The Prisoner" was a great series.



Although I once heard someone describe the final episode as "James Bond meets Monty Python".



Which is kind of accurate.

Posted by: rickl at December 10, 2012 12:32 AM (sdi6R)

=============The Prisoner blew my 13-year-old mind when it ran on the local PBS station. At the time, it was the most surreal show I'd ever seen on TV. I still love it!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 10, 2012 01:01 AM (5J54Q)

491 Don't worry, derit. I grew up in a town without a single stop light.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 01:03 AM (wsGWu)

492 The BH is very pleased that things are working out for chemjeff and Velma.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 01:03 AM (kaalw)

493 calling some cute little thing over to your apartment and having some
6'6" tranny hooker named luther who recently finished a nickel a pelican
bay show up , steal your stuff and your virginity



We all have a few stories like that.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at December 10, 2012 01:03 AM (z9HTb)

494 Happy Sunday, all -

busy weekend involving tiling, more paint samples, visiting the sick, and watching sports.

Washing dishes after the 'tailgate' at the picnic table party and hoping everyone is doing well ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 10, 2012 01:04 AM (gh+mp)

495 In fairness to my ears, Rod Stewart sounds more uniquely himself when he's belting out the higher register stuff. Took four tunes before he did any "belting."

Annnnnd here comes the begathon commercial.

Posted by: K~Bob at December 10, 2012 01:05 AM (+YjYZ)

496 so, current television has a show called "prison smugglers". some girl named janet choi goes prison to prison investigating how stuff is smuggled into prisons and then tries to use some of the techniques discussed to smuggle stuff into the prison to fool the guards.

commonly repeated phrase - "this here package is ready to go, little bit of lube is all you need and it is good to go."

"some of these guys are veterans and can smuggle pounds and pounds of stuff."

fyi

al gore is a creative guy.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 10, 2012 01:05 AM (Z9EHQ)

497 Leo McKern , the guy laughing manically in "The Prisoner" clip, was a great British (born Australian) character actor who appeared in everything from the Beatles movie Help! (as a Hindu), to Reilly: Ace of Spies", and most memorably --- at least to me ---as "Rumpole of the Bailey".

"Rumpole" lasted five seasons on PBS. It was a hoot.

If you've heard the phrase, "She who must be obeyed", it comes from Rumpole referring to his relentlessly formidable wife, Hilda.

And so to bed.






Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 10, 2012 01:05 AM (riIMi)

498 Adriane, glad you get to rest a little bit tonight
hope you got a little bit of 'me' time with all of your tumultuous weekend activities

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 01:06 AM (d/5qf)

499 Seth McFarland's rise corresponds with our nation's emulation of Europe.

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 01:06 AM (I88Jc)

500 Alright the baby finally fell asleep again, so I'm going to bed too. Night 'rons.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 01:07 AM (wsGWu)

501 good night Lauren and to Junior as well

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 01:08 AM (d/5qf)

502
466 Oh, and new country blows. I can handle things up til the 90s, but other than some local alt/outlaw country, it's all gotten pretty crappy.
Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:46 AM (wsGWu)


Country stations especially blow. The one around here seems to have such a short playlist. And its about the only one that comes in on one of the radios at work. After hearing "Cowboys and Angels" for the third time in one day I was contemplating slitting my wrists. Not to mention those country songs that sing about country music, or their trucks.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 01:08 AM (GULKT)

503 I watched The Prisoner when it first came out on broadcast TV when I was six. It was, shall we say, a bit different from the usual fare.




I was a bit of a handful for my folks. While I was indisputably a child, I very soon tended to have adult tastes in literature and such.....I remember moving to a new town and having the librarian firmly push me into the children's section of the library -- and having my mom rip him a new one afterward.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 01:09 AM (kaalw)

504 oh, I kinda like the "Cowboys and Angels" song

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 01:10 AM (d/5qf)

505 It isn't just country stations. I can change the channel within two seconds of that friggin' Mumford and Sons song starting.

Posted by: epobirs at December 10, 2012 01:10 AM (kcfmt)

506 139
"Holiday Inn". Love, love that movie. Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Simply divine.

"The Bishop's Wife". Loretta Young, Cary Grant, David Niven.
What's not to like?

"Little Shop Around the Corner". Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullivan. Great chemistry.

Let me add a few more:
" The Man Who Came To Dinner" with Bette Davis, Monty Woolley , Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Durante. Still hilarious after all these years.

"Christmas in Connecticut" with Barbara Stanwyck.

And my favorite: "Remember the Night" with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. Preston Sturges wrote the script. Wonderful, special movie.

Posted by: Tuna at December 10, 2012 01:11 AM (M/TDA)

507 Adriane, glad you get to rest a little bit tonight
hope you got a little bit of 'me' time with all of your tumultuous weekend activities


Why yes... it's called ... now ...

Actually, we bought The Avengers - comic book - at the grocery store this weekend and watched it back at the new old house.

Need to move an electric outlet at the old new house before we can proceed with the wainscotting border (tile) ...

I am glad to hear that things are going well ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 10, 2012 01:11 AM (gh+mp)

508 I've asked Koreans about Ms. Cho, and they tell me, "she's the type that's not bad --- as long as you put a bag of kimchee over her head."

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 10, 2012 01:11 AM (riIMi)

509 The barmaid in the second episode of Rumpole, "Rumpole and the Alternative Society," blew my mind. Liz Frazier looked better at 48 than the stunning Jane Asher did then at 30 in the very same episode in 1978...and today.

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 01:13 AM (I88Jc)

510 buzzion at December 10, 2012 01:08 AM (GULKT)

I was drunk the day my momma got out of prison ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 10, 2012 01:13 AM (gh+mp)

511 Mumford and Sons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGKfrgqWcv0

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 01:14 AM (d/5qf)

512 I've asked Koreans about Ms. Cho, and they tell me, "she's the type
that's not bad --- as long as you put a bag of kimchee over her head."


A Korean upon whose head no kimchee is required:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI

(yes, I've posted this before, and only based off another moron's posting. SUE ME! Wait, don't, there's probably precedent ....)

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 01:15 AM (5EeB4)

513 Begathon is over. Let's see, that's at least ten minutes.

For some reason, I just don't feel like calling.

Posted by: K~Bob at December 10, 2012 01:15 AM (+YjYZ)

514 XM radio helps a bit.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 01:16 AM (wsGWu)

515 Take a look at some of the internet only "radio stations" for country music. Some of them specialize in the classic stuff.

Broadcast radio is crap.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 01:16 AM (2RJQo)

516 50
(making notes) Be sure and visit the bathroom at the public library next trip. Bring a camera.

My
'town' of 150k residents has no library right now. The new one is
built, but won't open until the spring. The old satellite one closed a
month ago to get ready to move. Our other one washed out during Katrina.


Note to public officials -- putting a library 60 feet from the shoreline is generally NOT a good idea.

************

Another note to public officials: building a new library when the internet increasingly puts every single book ever written on-line is a huge waste of money. ESPECIALLY given the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and the like.

New libraries are just holding pens for after-school teens, and places for "the homeless" to warm up and take a dump.

Otherwise they are useless.


Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 10, 2012 01:17 AM (riIMi)

517 466 Oh, and new country blows. I can handle things up til the 90s, but other than some local alt/outlaw country, it's all gotten pretty crappy.
Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:46 AM (wsGWu)

Country stations especially blow. The one around here seems to have such a short playlist. And its about the only one that comes in on one of the radios at work. After hearing "Cowboys and Angels" for the third time in one day I was contemplating slitting my wrists. Not to mention those country songs that sing about country music, or their trucks.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 01:08 AM (GULKT)


Just play Johnny Cash's American albums and you'll never need anything else country...

His cover of "Rusty Cage":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtbuUlSGXzc

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 10, 2012 01:18 AM (sZTYJ)

518
Just play Johnny Cash's American albums and you'll never need anything else country...

I beg to differ. Greatly.

Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 01:21 AM (+9AX9)

519 516
places for "the homeless" to warm up and take a dump.

Otherwise they are useless.

Posted by: Jim Sonweed at December 10, 2012 01:17 AM (riIMi)
---

HEY, how else am I supposed to watch my porn?

Posted by: Snaggletoothed Old Hobo at December 10, 2012 01:21 AM (BgIBZ)

520 New libraries are just holding pens for after-school teens, and places for "the homeless" to warm up and take a dump.

They do have free internet access for posting your Craig's list ads anonymously. There is that. And surfing porn. Being able to build a criminal empire and surf porn on the taxpayer's dime is pretty compelling.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 01:22 AM (2RJQo)

521 Just play Johnny Cash's American albums and you'll never need anything else country...

I beg to differ. Greatly.

Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 01:21 AM (+9AX9)


As a Metal guy, he's relly the only "country" singer that I can stand to listen to...

Posted by: The Political Hat \m/ at December 10, 2012 01:23 AM (sZTYJ)

522 They do have free internet access for posting your Craig's list ads anonymously. There is that. And surfing porn. Being able to build a criminal empire and surf porn on the taxpayer's dime is pretty compelling.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 01:22 AM (2RJQo)


Yup!

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 10, 2012 01:24 AM (sZTYJ)

523 517
466 Oh, and new country blows. I can handle things up til the 90s,
but other than some local alt/outlaw country, it's all gotten pretty
crappy.

Posted by: Lauren at December 10, 2012 12:46 AM (wsGWu)



Country stations especially blow. The one around here seems to have
such a short playlist. And its about the only one that comes in on one
of the radios at work. After hearing "Cowboys and Angels" for the third
time in one day I was contemplating slitting my wrists. Not to mention
those country songs that sing about country music, or their trucks.



Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 01:08 AM (GULKT)



Just play Johnny Cash's American albums and you'll never need anything else country...



His cover of "Rusty Cage":

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 10, 2012 01:18 AM (sZTYJ)


His daughter, Rosanne Cash, was interviewed on PBS about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_List_%28album%29 -- there's an interesting anecdote behind it and it'd sure be interesting to know the other 88 items on it.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 01:25 AM (kaalw)

524
Boing Boing didn't use the best opening for The Prisoner, the early ones were the best, they included the immortal line:

"I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own. I resign."


Posted by: Mike James at December 10, 2012 01:27 AM (cgDgK)

525 Leo McKern played Socrates in several dramatizations of Plato's Dialogues. Damn they were good. They made me realize that Plato was a playwright first; he was writing these very clever drawing-room comedies, based on this character who'd been around Athens years before.

There's a lot of jokes in there if you have the right translation. He only found some of them. And it's all timing. McKern made lines that would put you to sleep in Phil 205 come off as snappy. Short pieces, well worth watching, and McKern acting his very considerable ass off. "The Drinking Party" (1965)

Posted by: comatus at December 10, 2012 01:28 AM (qaVK+)

526 Being able to build a criminal empire and surf porn on the taxpayer's dime is pretty compelling.

You also might get a spinster librarian who looks as exactly-fucking-hot as Donna Reed to look over your shoulder at some point.

And if you don't, I'll bet you could sue the locals for failing to provide said service.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 01:28 AM (5EeB4)

527 Speaking of Johnny, I've always disdained June.

Posted by: CraigPoe at December 10, 2012 01:29 AM (BVkEs)

528 June was great with Homer and Jethro. Find their "Baby It's Cold Outside."

Posted by: comatus at December 10, 2012 01:31 AM (qaVK+)

529 They do have free internet access for posting your Craig's list ads anonymously. There is that. And surfing porn. Being able to build a criminal empire and surf porn on the taxpayer's dime is pretty compelling.
Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 01:22 AM (2RJQo)

it is necessary to get used to fapping in public. not impossible I am sure but it must take some doing.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 10, 2012 01:33 AM (Z9EHQ)

530 Why is there a "Country Music Awards" every fricking week?

Posted by: CraigPoe at December 10, 2012 01:34 AM (BVkEs)

531 A librarian's 'thoughts':

"Libraries using LC Subject Headings place books about gender and
sexuality (HQ) between HN (social problems) and HV (social pathology).
What message does this send out to our users? Imagine a LGBT youth
looking to a library to learn more about his/her sexuality or community
and having to access such publications placed among titles exploring
criminality, social and psychological pathologies!"

http://whatreallibrariansdo.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/daniel/

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 01:34 AM (I88Jc)

532 I'm kinda liking Kid Rock's countryish theme's lately.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 01:35 AM (2RJQo)

533 Whose Line is it Anyway?

The Christmas Hoedown ....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoyGdwBKrl4

Posted by: Adriane at December 10, 2012 01:35 AM (gh+mp)

534 good night

Posted by: chemjeff at December 10, 2012 01:35 AM (d/5qf)

535 it is necessary to get used to fapping in public. not impossible I am sure but it must take some doing.

Berkeley appears to offer a course, or at least a mentality, to get over your foolish old-timey inhibitions.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 01:36 AM (5EeB4)

536
I don't care for country music for the most part but I heart Johnny Cash.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 10, 2012 01:37 AM (DoZD+)

537 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DQup4hd1_o

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 01:37 AM (2RJQo)

538 Didn't they just legalize fapping in public in Colorado and Washington?

Posted by: CraigPoe at December 10, 2012 01:38 AM (BVkEs)

539 Good Night, chemjeff

happy go to school Monday ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 10, 2012 01:38 AM (gh+mp)

540
My mother hates Johnny Cash but loves Willie Nelson. Mom and I have never agreed on much.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 10, 2012 01:39 AM (DoZD+)

541 G'night, chemjeff!

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 01:40 AM (kaalw)

542 It’s all pray and no play.

The Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero that opened with great fanfare a year ago is now an empty space with no community programs.

And while the developers behind Park51 insisted for two years that the project was more than a mosque, it now appears to be just that. Dozens of worshipers gather at the site on Park Place Friday for prayer services — but that’s the only activity in the building.

Gone are the Arabic classes, workshops in calligraphy, talks on the genealogy of Muslims in America, film screenings and art exhibits. The sole community event is a class in capoeira — an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance and music. The teacher of the twice-weekly class said she has five students.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 10, 2012 01:41 AM (e8kgV)

543 516 >> New libraries are just holding pens for after-school teens, and places for "the homeless" to warm up and take a dump.

>> Otherwise they are useless.

Not yet, Jim. But soon you will be right. You'll just go online to the library to check out stuff via digital d/l.

I hit the library 10 times a year or so. Also, I always throw a buck or two in their donate jar.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2012 01:43 AM (ccXZP)

544 Islamic Rage Boy at December 10, 2012 01:41 AM (e8kgV)

How unexpectedly!!!

Posted by: Adriane at December 10, 2012 01:43 AM (gh+mp)

545 capoeira — an Afro-Brazilian martial
art that combines dance and music.


If it's wrong that I just laughed out fucking loud at the hipster dickholes who earnestly proclaimed this retarded shitplace as the "ground zero" of American "acceptionalism" ... I don't want to be right.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 01:48 AM (WjRXK)

546 542 >> The Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero that opened with great
fanfare a year ago is now an empty space with no community programs.

I liked the part where the reporter wanted to ask the founder some questions about that, and he ducked out through the women's entrance to avoid her.

Walking through a women's area musta pissed him off good. Bwahaha. I wonder if he threw a burka on.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2012 01:49 AM (ccXZP)

547 In 2008, total worldwide energy consumption was 474 exajoules (474×1018 J=132,000 TWh). This is equivalent to an average power use of 15 terawatts (1.504×1013 W).
Solar energy from the sun is about1.71 x 10 17 W

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 10, 2012 01:51 AM (e8kgV)

548 Does anyone ever monitor these places for hate speech?

Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 01:52 AM (+9AX9)

549 /cranks up Kid Rock's Born Free, which has more basic understanding of
America than the most-"impressively"-educated Democratic fuckknob in
Barack "Marxist Shitbird" Obama's fundamental utter joke
of an administration.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 01:52 AM (WjRXK)

550 Does anyone ever monitor these places for hate speech?
Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 01:52 AM (+9AX9)

probably, would you be surprised?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 10, 2012 01:52 AM (Z9EHQ)

551 Does anyone ever monitor these places for hate speech?

no. nobody has the budget for the batteries you'll need to run the Hate-o-meter for more than 5 minutes ...

Posted by: Adriane at December 10, 2012 01:53 AM (gh+mp)

552 "I wonder if he threw a burka on."

I'd respect any Muslim women willing to sink a knife into such a coward.

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 01:53 AM (I88Jc)

553
I have had "Greensleeves" on my I-Pod for the last 5 years...
Because the "Vince Gilardo Trio" did it better than anyone else.
It is my "DE-FACTO" opening music for the Christmas season and.....
because I still have the love for "Charley Brown's Christmas!"

Merry Christmas.....if that be still allowed round these parts

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 01:53 AM (WsDIO)

554 Not AoS. The Muslim schools. Can't think of what they call them. Too late in the night.

Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 01:54 AM (+9AX9)

555
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Some have even theorized that both characters (Secret Agent Man and The Prisoner) are also the same person as the secret agent McGoohan played in the film Ice Station Zebra. Certain small differences in behavior between the three characters (for example, Drake does not drink, the Prisoner drinks occasionally, and the Ice Station Zebra character is a borderline alcoholic) have been taken as hints toward the reason Number Six resigned his job (his refusal to divulge this reason is the MacGuffin for the series; his antagonists figure that if they can break him enough to get that information out of him, the rest will follow).
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Posted by: Comrade Arthur at December 10, 2012 01:54 AM (IH2b5)

556 516 >> New libraries are just holding pens for after-school teens, and places for "the homeless" to warm up and take a dump.

>> Otherwise they are useless.

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They're still pretty useful for parents with really little kids. When they're little, you're not going for the research, you're going for the cheap alternative to reading the same 25 books over and over until your head explodes. They also have the story time and stuff and book groups for seniors and even nice things for older kids and non-senior adults like organized model rocket launches...but, yeah, that's really more "community center" than library. I haven't checked out a book from the library since my kids started school.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 10, 2012 01:54 AM (b+8h9)

557 It just came to me. Madras is the name I think.

Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 01:56 AM (+9AX9)

558 the Ice Station Zebra character is a borderline alcoholic

Please. If it's an Alistair MacLean hero, it can handle its booze. And save the planet while chugging scotch like orange juice.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 01:58 AM (WjRXK)

559 It just came to me. Madras is the name I think.
Posted by: harleycowboy at December 10, 2012 01:56 AM (+9AX9)

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Madrasas? Or else they have some very unusual uniforms in those schools...

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at December 10, 2012 01:58 AM (b+8h9)

560 How can anyone possibly hate Johnny Cash?

Posted by: otho at December 10, 2012 01:59 AM (yBF/9)

561 This a good WWII story in the NY Post:

http://tinyurl.com/ay4nbtf

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2012 01:59 AM (ccXZP)

562 Today's city-linked "LIBRARIES" are nothing more than another "Indoctrination" dunking tank for those just leaving their other "Dunking Tank" otherwise known as PUPLIC EDUCATION.....we are SO FUCKED!!!!

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 02:00 AM (WsDIO)

563 organized model rocket launches

I was big into model rockets when I was a kid. Two Guys was going out of business in the early 70's and was blowing out everything in the store at give-away prices. My brother and I got hundreds of 3-packs of engines for $.05/pack.

Rip up some 1/4" square sticks on the table saw, tape an engine to it, then tape a M80 to that and drape the M80's fuse over the rocket's exhaust port. Made for a cheap "super" bottle rocket.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 02:03 AM (2RJQo)

564
560 How can anyone possibly hate Johnny Cash?
Posted by: otho at December 10, 2012 01:59 AM (yBF/9)


I don't know. Trent Reznor might be kind of ticked at him for being an old man and singing one of his songs better than he could ever hope to. But I kind of doubt that actually.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l95D7leeU3w

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 02:03 AM (GULKT)

565 Ah sweet. South Park Bigger Longer and Uncut is on.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 02:06 AM (GULKT)

566 I don't know. Trent Reznor might be kind of ticked at him for being an old man and singing one of his songs better than he could ever hope to. But I kind of doubt that actually.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 02:03 AM

Envy, maybe. But hate? No way. Royalties. The bucks JC made for for him out of that cover would salve any possible ill will pretty effectively.

Posted by: otho at December 10, 2012 02:06 AM (yBF/9)

567 Urban libraries supplementing their funds with earnings from bookstores are depressing in that they're a
subsidized business, but the fact that they have entered into the icky
world of business does account for something.

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 02:07 AM (I88Jc)

568 I wonder what a Johnny Cash version of Suspicious Minds might have sounded like.

Dwight Yoakam offers his interpretation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01fy0UtBTW4

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 02:07 AM (WjRXK)

569 The bucks JC made for for him out of that cover would salve any possible ill will pretty effectively.

Yeah, I don't understand much about the music business, but Johnny probably did not see dime one from that awesome fucking tune; all of it went to NiN.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 02:09 AM (WjRXK)

570 That Yoakam version is a hell of a cover. Nice guitar part.

Posted by: otho at December 10, 2012 02:11 AM (yBF/9)

571 When Trent Reznor was asked if Cash could cover his song, Reznor said he
was "flattered" but worried that "the idea sounded a bit gimmicky." He
became a fan of Cash's version, however, once he saw the music video.

"I pop the video in, and wow... Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps...
Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't
mine anymore... It really made me think about how powerful music is as a
medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a
way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally
isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music
legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity
and meaning— different, but every bit as pure."

Cited on Wikipedia.

Posted by: epobirs at December 10, 2012 02:12 AM (kcfmt)

572 How can anyone possibly hate Johnny Cash?
Posted by: otho at December 10, 2012 01:59 AM (yBF/9)

I don't know. Trent Reznor might be kind of ticked at him for being an old man and singing one of his songs better than he could ever hope to. But I kind of doubt that actually.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l95D7leeU3w

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 02:03 AM (GULKT)


Actually, when Reznor first heard that Cash was going to cover one of his songs, he thought that it was a cheap and stupid marketing schtick.

When Reznor heard Cash's version of "Hurt" he was so moved that he signed over the rights to the song because he felt that Cash owned the song in a way he never could.

One of the best and most moving videos ever.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 10, 2012 02:12 AM (sZTYJ)

573 In Johnny's day, the only ones who really scored were the record labels. There wasn't much in the way of separate endorsement deals, having your own clothing brand, etc that all the big names are pimping today.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 10, 2012 02:13 AM (2RJQo)

574
The most haunting of Mr. Cash's covers was that of Kurt Cobain's

HURT...........BESLIN........CRUSHING TO ANYONE'S SOUL....if you have a soul to begin with......

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 02:14 AM (WsDIO)

575 #569

He died seven months after the video was shot, and his wife died three months after the production. So I doubt money was on is mind.

He would make money on sales of his version and Reznor would draw royalties from that.

Posted by: epobirs at December 10, 2012 02:14 AM (kcfmt)

576 Yeah, I don't understand much about the music business, but Johnny probably did not see dime one from that awesome fucking tune; all of it went to NiN.
Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 02:09 AM (WjRXK)


Oh I'm sure he got something from it. I mean there are plenty of instances of other musicians writing song for others or them doing the same song, especially a few decades ago. So he likely got some money out of it.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 02:14 AM (GULKT)

577 Yeah, I don't understand much about the music business, but Johnny probably did not see dime one from that awesome fucking tune; all of it went to NiN.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 02:09 AM

Cash would have gotten performance royalties out of it. Not nearly as much as lyrics/music, but,even afigure in the low single digits, %age wise from that release would have been decent liquor money.

Posted by: otho at December 10, 2012 02:14 AM (yBF/9)

578 Ah sweet. South Park Bigger Longer and Uncut is on.

****

thanks.

Just turned over.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 02:15 AM (piMMO)

579 And like I said that would likely be the only way someone would not like Johnny Cash, and I doubted if it was the case.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 02:16 AM (GULKT)

580 thanks. Just turned over.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 02:15 AM (piMMO)


Eat penguin shit you ass spelunker.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 02:16 AM (GULKT)

581 From Drudge:

IMF's Lagarde warns against US fudge on fiscal cliff

"The best way to go forward is to have a balanced approach that takes into account both increasing the revenue, which means raising tax or creating new sources of revenue, and cutting spending as well," Lagarde said.

Let's start by ending the IMF's redistribution of American taxpayers' wages and salaries to prop up dictatorships in the third world.

Posted by: Not Ready to Unsock at December 10, 2012 02:19 AM (BgIBZ)

582 Eat penguin shit you ass spelunker.


Heh.

I watched an interview with Parker and Stone, not long after SP came came on, and they said that critics were tearing them apart for their crappy animation, so they responded by saying You think that is crappy? Check this out

Hence Terrence and Phillip

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 02:19 AM (piMMO)

583 And like I said that would likely be the only way someone would not like Johnny Cash, and I doubted if it was the case.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 02:16 AM

Acknowledge that you weren't speaking literally.

Posted by: otho at December 10, 2012 02:20 AM (yBF/9)

584 Did you see the live-action SP last season?

It was rather disturbing.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 02:20 AM (piMMO)

585
Just so ya all know,
I sense that a "Beslin" will be in the cards for us since the last election, and that so pains me. How can WE respond with a SCFOAMF at the helm..and THAT pains me even more...

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 02:22 AM (WsDIO)

586 Because CBS has been filled with puckered asses for over a decade who won't play this classic beyond the beginning of December, here is, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch":

http://youtu.be/35WgpMq6e3o

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 02:22 AM (I88Jc)

587 OK, good to hear my cynicism is misplaced, and things were probably done somewhat right with "Hurt".

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 02:22 AM (WjRXK)

588 I thought that Reznor gave ownership of the song to Cash because he was so moved by it...

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 10, 2012 02:25 AM (sZTYJ)

589 OK, good to hear my cynicism is misplaced, and things were probably done somewhat right with "Hurt".


***

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SmVAWKfJ4Go

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 02:25 AM (piMMO)

590 I maintain that Alistair MacLean's protagonists still did not get blotto, though!

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 02:26 AM (WjRXK)

591
587
He was perfect and so brutal in his tonal nuances...you could almost feel the pain of the junkie trying to get free of the demon monkey....and failing to the point that DEATH was the only answer.

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 02:29 AM (WsDIO)

592 Heh. I watched an interview with Parker and Stone, not long after SP came came on, and they said that critics were tearing them apart for their crappy animation, so they responded by saying You think that is crappy? Check this out Hence Terrence and Phillip
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 02:19 AM (piMMO)


Yeah and they actually thought that the episode with Terrence and Phillip would be the last one they made since it was the last of their original run. I think they also thought that Bigger Longer and Uncut would be the end too. If you see that original Terrence and Phillip episode it kind of follows a very similar plot to the movie. Shows what those guys know huh.

And yes the live action episode was hilarious. I still think their ultimate linecrossing was the Woodland Critter Christmas. It was awesome when they returned in Imaginationland, and were almost too evil for the likes of Jason and Freddie Kruger.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 02:30 AM (GULKT)

593 #590

Whats to get? John Belushi was already too big a star to do a TV version of Animal House, so they got Josh Mostel to play Bluto's younger brother, even though the actor far more resembled Stephen Furst as Flounder. Anyway, they needed a name the audience would key to, so they gave him the frat nickname of Blotto.

Posted by: epobirs at December 10, 2012 02:31 AM (kcfmt)

594
And yes the live action episode was hilarious. I still think their ultimate linecrossing was the Woodland Critter Christmas. It was awesome when they returned in Imaginationland, and were almost too evil for the likes of Jason and Freddie Kruger.


****
Imaginationland reaired a couple of weeks ago and still doesn't fail to shock.

Skull raping Strawberry Shortcake?!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 02:35 AM (piMMO)

595 561 This a good WWII story in the NY Post:

http://tinyurl.com/ay4nbtf
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 10, 2012 01:59 AM (ccXZP)
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Thank you, this was such a good story.

Posted by: Not Ready to Unsock at December 10, 2012 02:38 AM (BgIBZ)

596 Six Days to Air is also a great documentary to watch. Its cool when you see them spitballing ideas to come up with their first episode for the season and you see them thinking up things that later become the basis for other episodes that season.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 02:38 AM (GULKT)

597
So we now stand at that "Cliff?"

I say......."Bring some cans-o-gas" and "Light a flame."
Least so I can see where I set down that bottle...in the yard....somewhere bout...MORE FLAME PLEASE....somewhere by the Orange Tree.....there....THERE!! I see it now....
Thanks!

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 02:45 AM (WsDIO)

598 Spent the day in SF today.

The city's theme was hot Asian babes in miniskirts.

One of my favorite themes.

Posted by: eman at December 10, 2012 02:46 AM (frNqd)

599 Aside from being a shitty wannabe guitarist, 58.2675% of my entire understanding of
the music business is based largely on the following depressing,
possibly-not-accurate anecdotes of music industry perfidy:

1. Sting getting the majority of the royalties from "Money for Nothing" despite singing a tiny bit, and none of the important part, of the song.

2. The Rolling Stones getting most of the credit, pecuniary-wise, from The Verve's hit "Bittersweet Symphony".

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 02:47 AM (WjRXK)

600 Six Days to Air is also a great documentary to watch. Its cool when you see them spitballing ideas to come up with their first episode for the season and you see them thinking up things that later become the basis for other episodes that season.


****

It's scary to imagine what goes through their minds when they feel their ideas that are turned down for being too offensive were actually okay.

WHAT DON'T they find acceptable?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 10, 2012 02:48 AM (piMMO)

601 598
Spent the day in SF today.



The city's theme was hot Asian babes in miniskirts.



One of my favorite themes.

Posted by: eman at December 10, 2012 02:46 AM (frNqd)


You lucked out.

Tomorrow's theme is hot Asian guys in miniskirts.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 02:48 AM (kaalw)

602 Tomorrow's theme is hot Asian guys in miniskirts.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 02:48 AM (kaalw)

Timing is everything.

Posted by: eman at December 10, 2012 02:50 AM (frNqd)

603 /resumes impotent fist-shaking at Pixy-formatting

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 02:50 AM (WjRXK)

604 Burl Ives's "A Holly Jolly Christmas":

http://youtu.be/Up1t5siifEw

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 02:51 AM (I88Jc)

605 #600

Recall that the original title for the movie was 'All Hell Breaks Loose.' They were told this was unacceptable for an R rating and would get an NC-17 kiss of death because of the word hell.

So instead they submitted a dick joke as a title and that was OK.

After that they knew that trying to identify the line was futile and just focus on the funny while dealing with BSandP as needed.

Posted by: epobirs at December 10, 2012 02:52 AM (kcfmt)

606 602
Tomorrow's theme is hot Asian guys in miniskirts.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 02:48 AM (kaalw)



Timing is everything.

Posted by: eman at December 10, 2012 02:50 AM (frNqd)


Still, that's better than Thursday -- wrinkled old white guys in nothing at all....

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 02:52 AM (kaalw)

607 There has been a historic shift in the UN climate talks in Qatar, with
the prospect of rich nations having to compensate poor nations for
losses due to climate change.

... but if you look at the Copenhagen Accords, it was more than compensation for damage from climate change.


The Copenhagen Accords are an international industrial policy
statement. The compensation is really a payoff to the Third world not
to develop and challenge the First and Second World’s position. To
prove this point, look at who doesn’t want to sign aboard .. China and
India.


The problem is that there will never be enough money to keep the Third World as the Third World .. to keep them undeveloped.


Doha has proven this point.

Posted by: Hannibal Lecter, M.D. at December 10, 2012 02:53 AM (e8kgV)

608
598
Ya know the fog is thick this time of year...could you even SEE their legs....and how the
HEELL could you know if any of those shrimp legs were going COMANDO
SERIOUS!!!! ship-mate..ya GOTS to report better than that....I tried all me years in the S.F bay and never got "1" look up an ASIAN BABE'S skirts...that with the "POKEMON BOOKBAGS always over their laps....GGGggggrrrrr

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 02:55 AM (WsDIO)

609 I don't know if I'm just a pure sucker for the song, or if it really is that
fucking awesome, but I don't know of a cover of "Suspicious Minds" I
don't enjoy.

/don't you fucking dare, you K-Pop "Gangnam" bastards!

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 02:58 AM (WjRXK)

610 598
Ya know the fog is thick this time of year...could you even SEE their legs....and how the
HEELL could you know if any of those shrimp legs were going COMANDO
SERIOUS!!!! ship-mate..ya GOTS to report better than that....I tried all me years in the S.F bay and never got "1" look up an ASIAN BABE'S skirts...that with the "POKEMON BOOKBAGS always over their laps....GGGggggrrrrr
Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 02:55 AM (WsDIO)

It was an exceptionally clear day.

Posted by: eman at December 10, 2012 02:59 AM (frNqd)

611 It was an exceptionally clear day.





Posted by: eman at December 10, 2012 02:59 AM (frNqd)


Pray for fog on Thursday.

Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 03:00 AM (kaalw)

612
610
AAAaaHHHhh, good for you then lad, me hat's off to you....WELL DONE!!

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 03:02 AM (WsDIO)

613 Pray for fog on Thursday.
Posted by: cthulhu at December 10, 2012 03:00 AM (kaalw)

I'll be at work on Thursday, far from the city.

Posted by: eman at December 10, 2012 03:02 AM (frNqd)

614
605 #600Recall that the original title for the movie was 'All Hell Breaks Loose.' They were told this was unacceptable for an R rating and would get an NC-17 kiss of death because of the word hell.So instead they submitted a dick joke as a title and that was OK. After that they knew that trying to identify the line was futile and just focus on the funny while dealing with BSandP as needed.
Posted by: epobirs at December 10, 2012 02:52 AM (kcfmt)


And they also learned it was very arbitrary. They got a lot in with Bigger Longer and Uncut and it was only an R-rating. As opposed to their movie "Orgasmo" which received an NC-17 rating. Having Paramount backing you up let them get away with a lot.

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 03:03 AM (GULKT)

615 "The Little Drummer Boy" by The Harry Simeone Chorale:

http://youtu.be/DT1fA59oH7Q

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 03:04 AM (I88Jc)

616
611
"SMOOCH!!!!"
oops.... pardon to the man-o-the house...in me cups I be....and sooner in more cups... if the bar-keep will give me some credit on my pistol....

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 03:07 AM (WsDIO)

617 Re. the linked excerpt from the article about land divisions and American psychology blah blah bullsh*t . . . the author apparently begins with a decision by one of the french kings named Louie and Cardinal Richelieu. That is stupid. The author should have noted the difference between the Continental tradition of partible inheritance versus the British tradition of primogeniture. That's where the difference in land divisions arises, from cultural traditions in the Old World, not from arbitrary decisions made in a vacuum in the New World. Has anyone else noted this problem? I just jumped in, haven't read all the comments.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at December 10, 2012 03:12 AM (q7wEe)

618 Say..."I was just thinking......naw....better not...

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 03:12 AM (WsDIO)

619 Gremlins...er, Bing Crosby's "Do You Hear What I Hear?:

http://youtu.be/nWVU7ZbbVps

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 03:12 AM (I88Jc)

620 I'd say Orgazmo benefited from having an NC-17. It promised to be far more outrageous than it actually was. I suspect they actually chickened out from making a no holds barred comedy about porn production. The ancient 'First Nudie Musical' actually delivered much better.

Posted by: epobirs at December 10, 2012 03:15 AM (kcfmt)

621 The Little Drummer Boy" by The Harry Simeone Chorale:
http://youtu.be/DT1fA59oH7Q


Nice.

Alex Lifeson, The Drummer Boy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MRoagLMf60

/per recent discussion, in the liner notes, Alex claims the tuning/performance of the song to be based on a Johnny Cash feel

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 03:16 AM (WjRXK)

622
619 Gremlins...er, Bing Crosby's "Do You Hear What I Hear?:http://youtu.be/nWVU7ZbbVps
Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 03:12 AM (I88Jc)


Despite my earlier rant about country musicI do like Carrie Underwood's live performance of Do You Hear What I Hear. Really seems like she is feeling the song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLhL0UQwJ8E

Posted by: buzzion at December 10, 2012 03:17 AM (GULKT)

623
Vince Gilardo....
"perfect"
Yes..................."perfect!"

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 03:19 AM (WsDIO)

624 Eccch, sorry, whoever uploaded that to YouTube kinda murdered it.

Just buy "Merry Axemas", I guess.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 03:21 AM (WjRXK)

625 Having skimmed through the comments I see that Alberta Oil Peon saw the problem and the explanation (partible inheritance) earlier this evening. The Mississippi river thing is persuasive, but a special case. Re. the old metes and bounds system, yes it did exist, and left its mark in property lines, but is not relevant to the weird long skinny parcels in formerly french possessions. BTW, in places in france, notably including wine growing regions, a farmer may own part of a row of vines here, part of a row over there, maybe most of a row somewhere else. This info is available in legal texts but more accessibly in (for example) Hugh Johnson's /it/ World Atlas of Wine /<it/.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at December 10, 2012 03:22 AM (q7wEe)

626
Or,
Anonymous "4" " The Holly and the Ivy"

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 03:26 AM (WsDIO)

627 You know, I didn't even look at it until now. That land use article is from Wired - that pretty much guarantees it's bullshit.

Also, was reading at WUWT about the new idiot leftist environmental video campaign claiming that Exxon executives actually, in their minds, hate children and are deliberately harming them because they're evil.

REMIND ME OF WHICH END OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM MURDERED WELL OVER A HUNDRED MILLION INNOCENT PEOPLE OVER THE LAST HUNDRED YEARS.

OH. YEAH.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2012 03:33 AM (bxiXv)

628 Alberta Oil Peon's explanation is the one I was taught in high school too.

OTOH, I was also informed that "rule of thumb", thanks to "feminist" bullshittery, meant that evil white men, in the bad old days, could legally beat their wives with staves, as long as the wood with which they performed the act did not exceed the diameter of the seigneur's thumb ... all of which, oddly, turned out to be a complete fucking lie, so who the fuck knows.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 03:34 AM (WjRXK)

629
Based on the lack of posts over the past minutes and longer....might I think you are all digging on my music postings....so sweet and pure the voices.....no?
Puts ya in the season for ba-liven....yes?

Hope so........

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 03:35 AM (WsDIO)

630 "rule of thumb"

It was almost a mark to set watches by the way libs unceasingly parroted that anecdote after it was broadcast on NPR.

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 03:41 AM (I88Jc)

631
627
MER...
Love ya man, a giant you be to me for the last 5 years.....
Holly and the Ivy.....we so need some......rest and recover time...and what a better time than this time...I'm so worn out I want to weep....yet that would not be MAN-LIKE...and we ARE men here...that is why I stay here...yet
Christmas....I want to have Christmas...and feel safe for one last time......

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 03:44 AM (WsDIO)

632 Mario Lanza's "Joy to the World":

http://youtu.be/BVpiGA-R-oo

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 03:48 AM (I88Jc)

633 Steve Morse's "Joy to the World" is still better than anything I could manage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDmw1CCia6A

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 03:48 AM (WjRXK)

634 (that's damning with the absolute faintest of praise, I freely admit, but listen to it anyway)

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 03:53 AM (WjRXK)

635
Good Night,
Sleep Well "M and M's."

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 03:58 AM (WsDIO)

636 we so need some......rest and recover time...and what a better time than this time...I'm so worn out I want to weep....yet that would not be MAN-LIKE...

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 03:44 AM (WsDIO)


Dude, there's always a tomorrow, even if it sucks. Don't stroke out trying to stop a tidal wave with a soup spoon.

Sometimes getting out of the way is the better option.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 10, 2012 03:58 AM (bxiXv)

637 REMIND ME OF WHICH END OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM MURDERED WELL OVER A
HUNDRED MILLION INNOCENT PEOPLE OVER THE LAST HUNDRED YEARS.


You need a more nuanced interpration of "spectrum", Comrade.

Posted by: generic lefty turdfucker at December 10, 2012 04:00 AM (WjRXK)

638 I mean, a hundred million in century.

That's like a mill per year.

Or 3k a day.

Surely the Capitalist Hegemon makes that many Lego Kits each dawn.

That's not too many to snuff out with their first breath.

Lego! Construction! The slavery of gearing and pneumatics! Open your eyes, New World Man! Rise up, Comrade!

Posted by: generic lefty turdfucker at December 10, 2012 04:07 AM (WjRXK)

639 Look, we sent a fucker into space first.

Too bad the New Soviet Man can't build a decent clock radio. Or maintain a field of wheat for more than three weeks.

Bow before your Egalitarian Superior, you proletarian fuckknob!

And enjoy your Lenin¯™ Brand Bark Soup, ingrate.

Hecht Hoecht!

Posted by: generic lefty turdfucker at December 10, 2012 04:13 AM (WjRXK)

640 Mario Lanza's "The First Noel":

http://youtu.be/kcHWmXP6D-I

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 04:15 AM (I88Jc)

641
636
I will NEVER GET OUT OF THE WAY of this current SCFOAMF!!!!

NEVER!!!! I wish only some time to steel my resolve to CRIPPLE this little POS
SCFOAMF EVERY STEP OF THE WAY FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS
EVERY WAY I CAN WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING up to and INCLUDING ...blankity...blank...blank!!!!!!!
WE fight or die.......fuckin-A...never thought I would utter these words yet 4 years are a long time between elections and WE may not have 4 years.
SO WTF!!!!! I still want this CHRISTMAS!!!....I will have THIS CHRISTMAS....I DEMAND THIS CHRISTMAS!!!!!

After this.....All bets are off.....

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 04:17 AM (WsDIO)

642 If I had an ounce more ambition, I might write a book about motor racing in the glorious Soviet Republics, compared with the West.

I doubt Matt Damon and his goose-stepping, mouth-breathing compadres would be capable of understanding its message, though.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 04:20 AM (WjRXK)

643 Mario Lanza's (can you tell I grew up around guinea/wop/dago-bastards?) "Silent Night":

http://youtu.be/KfNNZuxjBtQ

Posted by: derit at December 10, 2012 04:24 AM (I88Jc)

644 Really damn tempted to buy the Farscape box set on amazon. Cheapest I've seen it other than seeing the ADV seasons for $20 a piece

Posted by: The Dude at December 10, 2012 04:28 AM (tw6Ar)

645 1500+ hp from decadent turbo-charged BMW four-bangers, while the pride of Eastern Europe struggled to not immediately poison its driver with an evil asthmatic oil-burning shitbanger while barely propelling him faster than a wheezing donkey.

All Hail the New Scientific Wisdom of Rational Government!

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 04:30 AM (WjRXK)

646
Dang....I am so...tired, and in need of some deep sleep...

There is a "New Day." coming......right?

"Right?"

Posted by: Richard at December 10, 2012 04:30 AM (WsDIO)

647 Come, come, Mr Damon. You derive just as much pleasure from slaughtering the inferior hospitalized peasant scum as I do.

Posted by: Pol Pot, Matt Damon's hero at December 10, 2012 04:35 AM (WjRXK)

648 Come, come, Mr. Damon. You indiscriminately suck just as much Communist dick as I do.

Posted by: Robert Fisk, Lefty Cocknobbler Extraordinaire at December 10, 2012 04:40 AM (WjRXK)

649 Come, come, Mr. Damon. Your deeply-thought well-intentioned perusals of Howard Zinn's "arguments" have left you inured to their import, have they not?

Grease up the guillotine, Mr. Bourne.

You FUCKING IMBECILE.

Posted by: a lump of coal, or anything else mildly more intelligent than Matt Damon at December 10, 2012 04:44 AM (WjRXK)

650 Howard Zinn is the ne plus ultra of historical thought, is he not, Matt?
Some movie character who thought Minnie Driver was attractive to heterosexual men certainly imagined as much.

Did Howard Zinn BLOW YOUR MIND, Matt?

Was that before, or after, the syphilitic dementia set in?

I'll give you two, nah, four, guesses as to what my bet would be.

You retarded fucking dilettante.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 04:52 AM (WjRXK)

651 Bizarre attraction to lantern-jaw Minnie Driver? Check.
Retarded dilettantism to mask mental inferiority? Check.
Syphilitic dementia?...

Get outta my mind!!!

Posted by: N.E. Snob at December 10, 2012 04:59 AM (I88Jc)

652 Hell, I'll give you ten.

Do you remember The Count on Sesame Street, Matt?

Possibly a bit beyond your mental abilities, but The Count, he could recite numbers up to ten.

Try to count to ten, Matt.

That's how many opportunities you have to discover whether or not you're a puny imbecilic dupe of Howard Zinn.

One retard ... ah ... ah ... ah.

Are you capable of independent thought, Matt?

Mattt! DAAMON!?

Two! Two Communist fuckknobs, manipulated by Howard Zinn.

Ah... ah... ah ...

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 04:59 AM (WjRXK)

653 Syphilitic dementia is probably a lot of fun.

In 1990's Oscar-land, it's enough to get you a shiny golden figure, to which you can cravenly genuflect forever after.

Even if you never produce another remotely-interesting piece of art in your chosen medium again.

*cough*

Mr Damon.

*cough*

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 05:05 AM (WjRXK)

654 Big Bird was an oppressor. He kept Oscar in a can! The Count knew enough to tow the party line with natural numbers; otherwise, his loved ones would become "negative".

Posted by: N.E. Snob at December 10, 2012 05:07 AM (I88Jc)

655 "Big Bird" was a CIA spy satellite!

Fuck, Matt, why aren't you blowing the fucking whistle on this?! The CIA! Monitoring good-hearted Soviet citizens' purchases of ZIL sedans and occasional loaves of bread.

Matt! THIS STORY MUST BE TOLD! Some Soviets got to eat FUCKING APPLES, as if they were the King of France! Fucking anti-proletarian assholes! Blow the story, Matt! BLOW IT!

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 05:14 AM (WjRXK)

656 KH-9 HEXAGON, Matt.

I can't say more, or the Capitalists will be after me, with their polonium and gulags and guillotines.

Fight the good fight, Matt.

I trust you. You're a Hollywood Star.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 10, 2012 05:16 AM (WjRXK)

657 I'm not going to read through 650 ish comments, but just let me say, that I want got some in the emergency stairwell of the fine arts building on campus. I wasn't trying to make a statement. The girlfriend and I were just horny.

Posted by: Lee (in KY) at December 10, 2012 05:21 AM (jgXna)

658 Mom's shop steward says....I mean, I think that...er...good feelings?

Posted by: N.E. Snob at December 10, 2012 05:23 AM (I88Jc)

659 Only a yankee would make such a statement without pics (of her) to back it up, turncoat!

Posted by: Who dat at December 10, 2012 05:29 AM (I88Jc)

660 I listened to the Adam Carolla podcast with Ken Burns. Youshould have listenedto the whole thing.Towards the end, Carolla destroys Burns. Maybe "destroys" is not the right word, buthe gets in a funny little dig undermining Burns' liberal preaching on race, which is all the more effective for it's wit and subtlety and the fact that he patiently tolerated Burns' opinions for an hour before offering just one, well-timed retort.
Going from memory, I recall that Burns was interesting on the topic of making documentaries, but he threw in a lot of annoying opinions anda lot of white guilt stuff. He's very ostentatiouswith his anti-racism. Carolla didn't offermuch response and continued to kissBurns' a$$ on the topic of his documentary-making skills. But at the very end, Carolla zinged him with a good one. Earlier in the interview, Burns had talked about living in rural New Hampshire - how nice it is, etc. etc.Later on, when Burns was going on about America's on-going racial problems,Carolla jumped in with a quip about all the minorities in Ken Burns' town. Burns laughed and acknowledged that this town was nearly all white, then continued with his sermon on race as if this emphasized his points. But in reality, Carolla undercut his whole point with one friendly joke. It made the whole interview worthwhile, despite Burns, annoying ideological assertions.I think it's available on YouTube.

Posted by: JoeMoeTokyo at December 10, 2012 05:37 AM (nPbxs)

661 Hello from Down Under
Obviously you're all still asleep, here it's almost 10.30pm Monday night and I'm just putting off cleaning up cat poop and vomit from the garage - my oldest kitty is a bit crook it seems...oh well, better get the rubber gloves on and get the cleaning upper stuff ready..

BTW that recipe upthread for those orange ball thingies sounds really delicious and I might just give it a go for a Christmas treat

Posted by: aussie at December 10, 2012 06:27 AM (NM75o)

662
Wasteland mutants?!?!

This really is the Apocalypse™!

Posted by: Wyatt (of Weird Science Fame) at December 10, 2012 06:50 AM (SSWdi)

663 Well, if Ms. Cho had dreadlocks, she'd look like a rabbit-toothed version of The Predator, so she's got that going for her. Besides her naturally lubricated p****, which was only invented in about 1998.

Posted by: Larry at December 10, 2012 11:32 AM (m+4Co)






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