Happy Friday! Media Rattled By Coming Layoffs at the NYT

Story at Politico, if you want to search for it. The basics are as the headline suggests: Even some senior editors at the Times are rumored to be on the chopping block in an effort to cut costs, and the rest of the media is worried, because the Times already slashed staff in 2009 and so was thought to be relatively trim.

The Times has already announced up to 30 layoffs, if it couldn't secure that many voluntary separations through buy-outs, but only a few people have taken that offer. So as of January 24th come the involuntary layoffs.

The Times says this is all perfectly normal.

But sources at the paper, who spoke to POLITICO on the condition of anonymity, said this time feels different.

“Whatever sense of invincibility that Times employees still feel after the earlier rounds of cuts is being chipped away in this round,” said one Times guild member, who is not affected by the latest round of cuts.

I didn't see an explanation as to why the NYT's layoffs rattle "the media," as Politico's headline has it, but I suppose it's a matter of the Times being the canary in the coal mine. And what happens to the Times in January will happen to MSNBC and Politico in August.

They shouldn't worry too much about being fired -- after all, this is a vigorous, growing economy with lots of opportunity for work, as they reported throughout the past three years.

So I'm very surprised to see them so worried.

Oh, btw, LiB.


Thanks to @rdbrewer4.

Posted by: Ace at 08:40 PM



Comments

1 hahahaha enjoy your funemployment losers

Posted by: newrouters at January 11, 2013 08:42 PM (kfeRL)

2 "...after all, this is a vigorous, growing economy with lots of opportunity for work, as they reported throughout the past three years."


... and, with time at the NYT on their resumes, they should have no trouble landing a gig at Wal-Mart ...

Posted by: Arbalest at January 11, 2013 08:43 PM (b3hyN)

3 People don't read newspapers nearly as often as they did.

People don't read newspapers that suck cock by choice, period.

Good luck with your unemployment, NYTimes-ers.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 11, 2013 08:43 PM (DZqR0)

4 AR 30 rds. mags in stock go now: http://tinyurl.com/cwtn5fv

Posted by: DAve at January 11, 2013 08:43 PM (XDC0v)

5 Well now they will get to grow artistically and do something they really love...


Like draw unemployment!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 11, 2013 08:44 PM (Cnqmv)

6 AR 42rd. mags in stock: http://tinyurl.com/cnjzd4q

Posted by: DAve at January 11, 2013 08:45 PM (XDC0v)

7 I am sure that a talented devoted liberal hack will easily find employment. I am sure we can add a few more Czars or something.

Posted by: gigg at January 11, 2013 08:46 PM (dDD3H)

8 Mmmm, yummy!

Tears of unfathomable sadness!

Posted by: Eric Cartman at January 11, 2013 08:47 PM (Vk2pI)

9 Bailout in 3 , 2 , 1 .....

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at January 11, 2013 08:48 PM (BYxr7)

10 This is the best news that I have read all day. Buh-bye socialists.

Posted by: carolina at January 11, 2013 08:48 PM (jjmSa)

11 All the schadenfredue. All of it.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:49 PM (Gk3SS)

12 May they have to sell pencils on a street corner to pay for a $1 burger. Bastards.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 08:49 PM (JgkPs)

13 My internal organs are pumping purple peanut butter as we speak....


NYT.


Fuck.

You.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 11, 2013 08:49 PM (ejZw0)

14 Moar Schadenboner!

Time Inc. Will Lay Off 700 After 5% Ad Decline

http://tinyurl.com/a39p5o7

Posted by: kbdabear at January 11, 2013 08:49 PM (wwsoB)

15 "And what happens to the Times in January will happen to MSNBC and Politico in August.They shouldn't worry too much about being fired -- after all, this is
a vigorous, growing economy with lots of opportunity for work, as they
reported throughout the past three years."

I'm waiting for the million pound shithammer to come down on payrolls at the _San Francisco Chronicle_, which truly does have to be the single worst lefty moonbat daily in the entire country, bar none.

I intend to pose as a hiring headhunter and send these newly unemployed folks all sorts of tantalizing leads for supposedly high-paying new professional gigs. Then meet up with them in person and announce that the job in question involves "Eating out Barack Obama's ass in public, since your resume indicates extensive prior experience with precisely that role".

Should be fun!

Posted by: torquewrench at January 11, 2013 08:49 PM (gqT4g)

16 Hey, NYT, you lied and buried stories to get Urkel elected, now live with it.

Posted by: steve at January 11, 2013 08:50 PM (hseuH)

17 The Washington Post is going through the same thing. The Post doesn't have a paywall at this point although everyone expects that it's coming sooner rather than later.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:50 PM (+tsoh)

18 I'm sure Pravda has some openings.


Naaah, the ex Timers are to far left for Pravda.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 08:50 PM (6TB1Z)

19 Perhaps Pravda is hiring?


Oh, wait, Pravda is now more objective than the NYT or WaPo!!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 11, 2013 08:51 PM (Cnqmv)

20 Sounds like a business that's..
*Horatio Caine sunglasses*
Fallen on hard Times.

Posted by: Sporkatus at January 11, 2013 08:51 PM (gsAic)

21 Tears of unfathomable sadness! Yummy!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 11, 2013 08:51 PM (hO8IJ)

22 I'm playing just for NYT staffers.
:==^(

Posted by: the world's tiniest violin at January 11, 2013 08:51 PM (ORGYc)

23 I drink to their misery.

Posted by: Ben at January 11, 2013 08:51 PM (xTHBC)

24 the job in question involves "Eating out Barack Obama's ass in public,
since your resume indicates extensive prior experience with precisely
that role".


Why, what have you heard?

Posted by: Chris Matthews at January 11, 2013 08:52 PM (6TB1Z)

25 BWAHAHA these hacks could not get jobs at pravda, DELICIOUS!!!

Posted by: gigg at January 11, 2013 08:52 PM (dDD3H)

26
I hope these tards are happy they got their boyfriend re-elected, except OOPS-

They forgot that they're third or fourth tier workers. i.e.. the product of their labors is more of a weak want than a need and that product can be found from multiple sources.

They only survive and thrive in a robust, capitalist economy.

The same hollowing out of middle class dependent businesses like Bed, Bath, and Beyond affects them as well.

So- Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha-

suck it journotards you aided and abetted in the murder of your own jobs.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2013 08:52 PM (G9qZk)

27 Bwahahahahaha. Suck it @19.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 08:52 PM (6TB1Z)

28
As we like to say: It's nothing personal, it's business.

Posted by: Vito Corleone at January 11, 2013 08:53 PM (mETGQ)

29 Most will probably get government jobs. Someone has to make the high-speed trains run on time.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 11, 2013 08:53 PM (ORGYc)

30 Hahahahahahahahah! LIB Hahahahahahahahaha!

So go our Betters in the MFM.

*does a shot of tequila*

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:53 PM (UOM48)

31 If only some of the network newsies were to get the pink slips!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 11, 2013 08:53 PM (Cnqmv)

32 *sticks head in, looks around*



We drinking in here?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:53 PM (GEICT)

33 GCE, from your stripper/reporter story....

"It’s interesting to see who turns up at the club, and a lot of people don’t realize that the club doesn’t pay us. We have to actually pay the club to rent the space.”

So, hot women pay the club to be allowed to get naked. Second career plans taking shape....

Posted by: Icedog at January 11, 2013 08:53 PM (9ScGj)

34 Fuck them Ace let it burn....hell, don't light the match but lay kindling.

You fuckers sure did outsmart the public by refusing to report in the same measurements on the economy like you did during bush's era didn't you?

Hey Al-NYT fuck you I look forward to you going newsWeak....



Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:53 PM (LRFds)

35 So what other job can a copy editor get?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:54 PM (hvqfu)

36 Perhaps before they're shitcanned, they can agitate for more Stimulus spending, so that they can avail themselves of "jobs training," thus completing the circle.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at January 11, 2013 08:54 PM (Nfpnr)

37 Is it wrong that this story makes me want to celebrate by shooting a gun?

Posted by: joncelli on vacation at January 11, 2013 08:54 PM (om5+S)

38 Yeah, one of the signs that a titled aristocracy is on the skids is when they can't afford the manor house anymore.

Today's nobles--attitude rich, cash poor.

Posted by: A. at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (x33Pf)

39 32 *sticks head in, looks around*



We drinking in here?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:53 PM (GEICT)



I'm drinking wine, but Jane and AtC are going gangbusters. Can't keep up with the tequila and Cosmo consumption.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (+tsoh)

40 I didn't see an explanation as to why the NYT's layoffs rattle "the media,"

That's who writes their stuff.

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (FcR7P)

41 This makes me extremely happy in the pants. Fortunately, the wife gets home from work soon.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (0WLla)

42 I'm drinking wine, but Jane and AtC are going gangbusters. Can't keep up with the tequila and Cosmo consumption.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (+tsoh)




The girls are drinking the hard stuff? I'm staying here.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (GEICT)

43 I'm going to have a hell of a hangover tomorrow.

It will be worth it.

Suck, it NYT.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:56 PM (UOM48)

44 So, I occasionally work at a hardcore commie libtard tv station. Buzz around the newsroom the other day was the shock, the SHOCK when their paychecks came in. They were smaller!! How could that happen! ELEVENTY!

Then today, on a competitor, they did a whole story on 'why your paychecks are smaller', plus threw in the 'oh, and by the way, more cuts are coming your way in February, and plus, there's Obamacare.'

Whee!

How does O's ass taste libtards?

Posted by: shibumi at January 11, 2013 08:56 PM (z63Tr)

45
Oh, wait, Pravda is now more objective than the NYT or WaPo!!


Posted by: Hrothgar at January 11, 2013 08:51 PM (Cnqmv)

Who would ever thought you'd see the day when a Pravda editorial telling Americans to hang on to your second amendment.

Posted by: YIKES! at January 11, 2013 08:57 PM (mETGQ)

46 The girls are drinking the hard stuff? I'm staying here.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (GEICT)


Yeah, and for the ONT there will be dancing. Drunken dancing.

Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 08:57 PM (VLG62)

47 I hope they do a bk and screw Carlos Slim out of his money.

Posted by: Invictus at January 11, 2013 08:57 PM (OQpzc)

48 I'm drinking wine, but Jane and AtC are going gangbusters. Can't keep up with the tequila and Cosmo consumption.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (+tsoh)



Nah, I've moved on to gin and tonics made with some lovely Bombay sapphire.


I am accompanying this with Pringles. Because of the classy.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (Gk3SS)

49 The manor house still stands in opulence.

The Contessa still plans elaborate parties for her plain daughters to find matches.

Why does the Contessa plan such?

All the men are dead and she has suitors of a less savory sort at the gate - creditors.

Contessa NYT is so boned.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (hvqfu)

50
There's nothing like the bite in the ass of reality. How many of these ass wipes would be qualified to flip burgers?
Ok, what is LIB? Missed school that day.

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (EAgmr)

51 Nah, I've moved on to gin and tonics made with some lovely Bombay sapphire.


I am accompanying this with Pringles. Because of the classy.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (Gk3SS)

How many points in one of those bad boys?

Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (VLG62)

52
Nah, I've moved on to gin and tonics made with some lovely Bombay sapphire.


I am accompanying this with Pringles. Because of the classy.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (Gk3SS)


I hope you like the teddy bear I gave you in the previous thread.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (+tsoh)

53 LIB:

Let
It
Burn

Posted by: shibumi at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (z63Tr)

54 Nah, I've moved on to gin and tonics made with some lovely Bombay sapphire.


I am accompanying this with Pringles. Because of the classy.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (Gk3SS)



Classy? I'm drinking SoCo and Mtn Dew. I oooooze class.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (GEICT)

55 "Oh, btw, LiB."

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm having a really happy LiBmas.

The wife relays occasional comments from libtard friends and acquaintances on Farcebook, which I myself entirely boycott (along with any other Internet or media property run by liberals).

Apparently one of said liberals on Failbook is none too happy with the way his job is going. This going-gangbusters Obama economy, for which he was such an avid cheerleader up until Election Day, just isn't bringing in the foot traffic to the business he works at. His commissions are in the toilet, as is his heart. He feels "stuck" right now.

Awwwwwww. Poor guy.

I'm going to raise a glass tonight to him. I don't normally water down good Scotch, but in this case, I'll adulterate some prized single malt with his tears of unfathomable sadness. As he contemplates his fading professional future over four more years of rip roaring 1.5% economic "growth" thanks to Obamanomics.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (gqT4g)

56 I hope you like the teddy bear I gave you in the previous thread.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (+tsoh)


I do indeed!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (Gk3SS)

57 They can always blog.

Posted by: CDR M at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (dKV5k)

58 35 So what other job can a copy editor get?

-----

Well they are excellent at felating a president. Maybe Bill Clinton needs some "assistance"

Posted by: gigg at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (dDD3H)

59 Ah, got it thanks.

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (EAgmr)

60 I'm not getting nearly the buzz I should, due to chips and the "secret hot stuff" the restaurant keeps in the kitchen for us hardcore pepper heads.

Still, I don't often do shots of Tequila, but when I do....look out MFers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (UOM48)

61 >
So what other job can a copy editor get?


mop n bucket man at all nite peep show

chicken sexer

fluffer

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (8sCoq)

62 Canaries are now refusing to shit on the NY Times

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (jE38p)

63 I hope pinz shitburgler meets the same fate as his employees.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 09:00 PM (JgkPs)

64 Posted by: shibumi at January 11, 2013 08:56 PM (z63Tr)


And you libtard progs have four more years to munch on Obama's ass, so the fun is just beginning!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 11, 2013 09:00 PM (Cnqmv)

65 So what other job can a copy editor get?

You wanna super size that?

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 11, 2013 09:00 PM (BNacf)

66 56 I hope you like the teddy bear I gave you in the previous thread.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (+tsoh)

I do indeed!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (Gk3SS)



Yay!

*Hands over quality gin*

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:01 PM (+tsoh)

67 NOT ENOUGH. I want newsrooms/studios sacked, editors/producers on trial for treason.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:01 PM (MPjT8)

68 I'm picturing a former Times copy editor in the window of a Mickey D's as Ghost Car rolls up...

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 09:01 PM (UOM48)

69 It makes sense. How many PR people does one President need? He can afford to let a few of them go.

Posted by: Splunge at January 11, 2013 09:01 PM (2IW5Q)

70 Wish I had some Russian Standard vodka right now.

Posted by: CDR M at January 11, 2013 09:01 PM (dKV5k)

71 >Still, I don't often do shots of Tequila, but when I do....look out MFers.


Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (UOM4

Long time ago (this was in black and white) I was at a party where we were doing tequila shots, and instead of salt/lime, it was sugar/orange
it was a taste sensation but the hangover was epic

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 11, 2013 09:02 PM (8sCoq)

72 "We drinking in here?


Posted by: BCochran1981"

Does the Pope wear a tall hat?

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at January 11, 2013 09:02 PM (d6TfZ)

73 *Hands over quality gin*

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:01 PM (+tsoh



WTF am I? I don't even get a damned teddy bear?

*holds deadly grudge*

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 09:02 PM (UOM48)

74
So what other job can a copy editor get?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:54 PM (hvqfu)

That would be jobs.The new normal is under 30 hours a week.

Posted by: YIKES! at January 11, 2013 09:02 PM (mETGQ)

75 Oh. Dear. God. Boy BFF on the phone. *heads for the bottle of gin*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:03 PM (Gk3SS)

76 Overheard in a bar in Topeka, Kansas, of all places:

Stooge: I'm not a Democrat, but I voted for Clinton because he was such a good candidate.

Locals (straring at him like he'd just poop on the floor): ...

Stooge: Same thing with Carter. He was a peanut farmer. He was great.

Local: (finishes he drink): I don't talk politics in bars with strangers. (glares at Stooge)

Stooge: (Leaves, unfinished drink on bar)

I love Kansas.

Posted by: Vermin at January 11, 2013 09:03 PM (letsc)

77 mop n bucket man at all nite peep show
----
Cleaning up bodily fluids from a dark backroom that stinks of shame and man-ass is far too dignified a profession for this trash.

Posted by: gigg at January 11, 2013 09:03 PM (dDD3H)

78
WTF am I? I don't even get a damned teddy bear?

*holds deadly grudge*

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 09:02 PM (UOM4



*Hands over good tequila and a teddy bear*

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:04 PM (+tsoh)

79 /points and laughs

Posted by: Brother Cavil and his Amazing Ampersands at January 11, 2013 09:04 PM (mbxHg)

80 75
Oh. Dear. God. Boy BFF on the phone. *heads for the bottle of gin*


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:03 PM (Gk3SS



Courage! (I've been waiting all day to say that.)

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 09:04 PM (UOM48)

81 75 Oh. Dear. God. Boy BFF on the phone. *heads for the bottle of gin*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:03 PM (Gk3SS)




He's the BFF (I denounce myself for even using that term) and he causes you to run for the bottle.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:04 PM (GEICT)

82 I hoist my glass of fine gin and toast their fiery demise.

I'm kind of hateful that way.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 11, 2013 09:04 PM (6rcHp)

83 New York Times copy editor at the drive thru window - "Gurl look at dis! Car aint got no driver!"

Manager, "LaQuisha! Sure you were a copy editor?"


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:05 PM (hvqfu)

84 Found $1.22 in my couch, now I'm considering becoming controlling stockholder for the NYT.

Discount ad space for fellow horde!

Posted by: Icedog at January 11, 2013 09:05 PM (9ScGj)

85 Hey how much does the home delivery of Pravda cost now a days?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2013 09:05 PM (jE38p)

86 IPAs.....IPAs...tomorrow my urine will smell like a hop field. Grove. Vinyard. Whatever.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:06 PM (MPjT8)

87 Tonight's Cocktail-

The Claridge

3 parts gin
3 parts dry vermouth
1 part apricot brandy
1 part cointreau

shake shake shake for 20 secs with ice

strain, pour into a glass

drinks like a fruity martini- simple, subtle, and delicious

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2013 09:06 PM (G9qZk)

88 Dear Lord. The Horde is drunk. This. Will. Not. End. Well.



Ace, stay out of the comments. We don't need another crossbow/longbow (Crossbows FTW) incident.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:07 PM (GEICT)

89 Couldn't happen to a better bunch. Too bad, so sad. Enjoy living off your savings and then hitting the 401k when that runs out. Not easy in NYC.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2013 09:07 PM (M/TDA)

90 Sorta O/T...but pertaining to media...

On Hannity right now, he has a studio full of the people whose Names and Addresses were published because they are 'gun owners'.

It's pretty good, so far.

Posted by: wheatie at January 11, 2013 09:07 PM (fH4X9)

91 Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, let it burn

There will be an answer, let it burn


Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, let it burn

Whisper words of wisdom, let it burn


Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, let it burn

Whisper words of wisdom, let it burn

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 09:07 PM (3E2th)

92 Is it wrong my first thought was that paper burns at 451 degrees?

Posted by: Invictus at January 11, 2013 09:07 PM (OQpzc)

93 *sticks head in, looks around* We drinking in here?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:53 PM (GEICT)


You are indeed sh*ting me, right? Polly hasn't gutted you for Friday night blasphemy?

Yes, much rum will be consumed tonight.

I may even have to break out my Ibanez Prestige 5470Q. And actually have fun.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at January 11, 2013 09:07 PM (ial2b)

94 "Dear Lord. The Horde is drunk. This. Will. Not. End. Well.

Posted by: BCochran1981"

I have a feeling that this is one of many, many nights over the next four years that this will not end well.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at January 11, 2013 09:08 PM (d6TfZ)

95 87
Damn. I've got everything but the apricot brandy.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2013 09:08 PM (M/TDA)

96 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Perhaps they can start a group blog, and write long, heartfelt posts about the joys and challenges of "funemployment." Or bitter diatribes on Kos/DU. Whatever.

Posted by: Stu-22 at January 11, 2013 09:08 PM (k4bdL)

97 $1.22 for controlling interest? How about if I offer $1.23? I want to fire Pinch after making sure his face suffers the punch it needs.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:08 PM (hvqfu)

98
may even have to break out my Ibanez Prestige 5470Q. And actually have fun.


Is that a gun or a liqueer?

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:08 PM (MPjT8)

99 IPA. The true king of beers. But I cannot handle more than two bottles. Why? Old. Delicate. Too much of a good thing. Memories of puking up green slime while my survey crew chief chuckles maliciously in the truck.

Still, I love IPAs.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 11, 2013 09:09 PM (6rcHp)

100 Is that a gun or a liqueer?





Buahahahahahahaha

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:10 PM (GEICT)

101 I won't be up too much longer. Husband is already snoring in his favorite chair. I've still not simmered down from my daily Being Pissed Off In The Age Of Obama.

Four more years of this shit. If I survive.

*reaches for one more swig of tequila*

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 09:10 PM (UOM48)

102 On the other hand, the group of enchanters in NY known as the New York Tims is doing quite well.

Posted by: Sporkatus at January 11, 2013 09:10 PM (gsAic)

103 You guys are drinking too?

Sweet.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 11, 2013 09:10 PM (6rcHp)

104 Well, if they can put together two 28 hour jobs, they should be just fine, right?

Posted by: bigpinkfluffybunny at January 11, 2013 09:10 PM (1Ialr)

105 I'm rubbing raw porterhouses on my hairy chest, laughing like Peter Lorre. Imagining the blood of my enemies and no longer alone.

Posted by: FURPC at January 11, 2013 09:11 PM (0ImZM)

106 Fun Employment! They endorsed Obama so they get to enjoy the benefits.


Funny, conservative Fox isn't firing anyone, neither is the WSJ. Wonder if being liberal lying cocksuckers has anything to do with this?

Yep.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at January 11, 2013 09:11 PM (tWFaN)

107 *hoists a glass to Jane*

Prost!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 11, 2013 09:12 PM (6rcHp)

108 >>>Is that a gun or a liqueer?<<<<

It's a guitar.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at January 11, 2013 09:12 PM (KAWvv)

109
Sierra Nevada and asian hot fire cracker mix with wasabi peas.
Hopefully these newly funemployed will have to get their medical care through a NYC ER and won't get the pain meds they need due to Bloomy's idiocy. See, some things can work out well.

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2013 09:13 PM (EAgmr)

110 Speaking of being dumped.

Today, for the first time in my Xyears, I took the Verizon telephone book that was professionally chucked on to my front lawn in an unmarked plastic bag...into the house and threw it directly in the paper recycle. I usually just kept it on a shelf in the pantry "just in case."

What's wrong with me? Feels like I'm seeing something I've known and respected go extinct.

Posted by: comfortablynumb at January 11, 2013 09:13 PM (LDrcg)

111 My dream is to see all those liberal rags go belly up.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2013 09:13 PM (M/TDA)

112


On the bright side: Once the weather thaws, positions at Occupy Wall Street should be opening up.

It will give the ex-NYTer a chance to build up some righteous street cred.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 11, 2013 09:14 PM (b3hyN)

113 The Atlanta Journal Constipation can go with the Times.

Worthless libtard rag.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 09:14 PM (UOM48)

114 Damn. I've got everything but the apricot brandy.Posted by: Tuna In layman's terms, you win. Now get that fuckin martini in your gullet!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at January 11, 2013 09:14 PM (0WLla)

115 I have a feeling that this is one of many, many nights over the next four years that this will not end well.
Posted by: Hobbitopoly at January 11, 2013 09:08 PM (d6TfZ)


When my guitar collection is superceded by my AR collection, then you may worry.

Wait... Start worrying.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at January 11, 2013 09:14 PM (ial2b)

116 Maybe all the unemployed from the NYT will participate in the next python hunt?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:15 PM (hvqfu)

117 BTW, Noo Yawkers, you don't want to go to Florida to find work.

The only places hiring down here are.....gun shops.

Enjoy your piddly-azz 12 oz soda while you beg Bloomie for some painkillers.

Posted by: bigpinkfluffybunny at January 11, 2013 09:15 PM (1Ialr)

118 106 Funny, conservative Fox isn't firing anyone, neither is the WSJ. Wonder if being liberal lying cocksuckers has anything to do with this?

Yep.


If things go bad, they can always sell out to the oil sheiks.

Posted by: Splunge at January 11, 2013 09:15 PM (2IW5Q)

119 I came across south Georgia at Christmas, saw more Confederae battle flags than Pickett took up Cemetery Hill. Have I said this? Anyway. I was impressed.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:16 PM (MPjT8)

120
heh
New Drudge headline kinda adds a twist of the knife.

Posted by: YIKES! at January 11, 2013 09:16 PM (mETGQ)

121 I'm breaking out the Mickey's Big Mouth stash.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 09:16 PM (JgkPs)

122 OT


So, the wife is feeling poorly and to be nice I let her take over the tv. She's watching her fav show, What Not To Wear. It's a celebrity episode. Nicole Eggert.

O.M.G.

This person looks like she ate Nicole Eggert.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:16 PM (GEICT)

123 NYT Time layoffs = Schadenboner!

Posted by: Thorvald at January 11, 2013 09:16 PM (1V6Pv)

124 Had a thought along these lines today- it would please me if the print/broadcast media went first in The Burn, yet we still had Internet access (somehow) for a bit?

Ah, I can dream....

(Sweetwater IPA, mixed nuts)

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at January 11, 2013 09:16 PM (X3xYu)

125 Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at January 11, 2013 09:07 PM (ial2b)

You be a Bluegrass band in Az.

Posted by: minometer at January 11, 2013 09:17 PM (YKu83)

126 @123 NYT + Time

Posted by: Thorvald at January 11, 2013 09:17 PM (1V6Pv)

127 @95

87
Damn. I've got everything but the apricot brandy.
Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2013 09:08 PM (M/TDA)



Try Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot.


Reasonable price and easy to find. It's more like a liqueur than a brandy but works better in old-school cocktails like The Claridge.


Watching the penultimate episode of Fringe.

This season has been et up with teh stupid but I want to see how they end it all.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2013 09:17 PM (G9qZk)

128 114
Been drinking Beefeater gin and tonics. Close enough.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2013 09:17 PM (M/TDA)

129 For the game show with the python hunt, perhaps these will be the hostesses. BCochran would like it.

http://youtu.be/95l1aOVzGnc

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:17 PM (hvqfu)

130 Guitar company called us today about sending a guitar our boy ordered to him. Claimed no way they could send the guitar to him on Okinawa. "The U. S. Mail can't deliver there."

Husband: "The U. S. Mail delivered his other guitar to Afghanistan."

Guitar Co. Boy: "Really? That's awesome. Well, I'll check it out."

*grabs claw hammer again to beat myself repeatedly in the head*


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:18 PM (UOM48)

131 I'm honestly trying to remember the last time I popped open a newspaper over my breakfast. Aside from the free Onion rags available in any town with a college, I have not botherered a wit. I get my news from AoSHQ, and Glenn Beck, of course.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 11, 2013 09:18 PM (6rcHp)

132



More Hidden Obamacare Fun-Next Up, Your Kids’ Braces



The Gift that Keeps on Giving. Another happy consequence of Obamacare. Grin and bear it -if you are able to afford the braces, that is.

Via Fox Nation:

In 2013, the tax increases in Obamacare will increasingly conspire against kitchen-table family healthcare decisions.

As just one example, below are some of the taxes that will impact the purchase of dental braces:

Obamacare Medical Device Tax: As of Jan.1, Obamacare imposes a new tax of 2.3 percent on medical device manufacturers, including those who make dental braces. The tax is imposed on gross sales — even if the company does not earn a profit in a given year. While the tax will be paid to the IRS by the manufacturer, the tax will be passed along as a higher cost of the product, ultimately to be borne by the parent buying the braces for their child. With the cost of braces being as high as $7,625 this new tax could raise the cost of these braces by $175.


And this is only the beginning. So if braces become to expensive, does this mean we will all start to look British again?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2013 09:18 PM (jE38p)

133 Trending on Twitter;

#DavidGregoryIsAboveTheLaw


Posted by: kbdabear at January 11, 2013 09:18 PM (wwsoB)

134
I'm breaking out the Mickey's Big Mouth stash.Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 09:16 PM (JgkPs)
========
Oh my. That was my "paper-writing juice" in college. Guaranteed 2 things: An A and a wicked headache.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:18 PM (MPjT8)

135 It's FOUR degrees in Vail, low tonight? Minus 11.

Guess I'll just get drunk in the condo. No skiing tommorrow, high FOUR degrees! Watch the Broncos with the idiots out here.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the 1% at January 11, 2013 09:18 PM (tWFaN)

136 I'm honestly trying to remember the last time I popped open a newspaper over my breakfast. Aside from the free Onion rags available in any town with a college, I have not botherered a wit. I get my news from AoSHQ, and Glenn Beck, of course.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 11, 2013 09:18 PM (6rcHp)

I stopped buying the NY times about 15 years or more ago, but now I have stopped buying the NY Post also. I just read everything online

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2013 09:19 PM (jE38p)

137 @121. Mickey's?

*slow motion* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 11, 2013 09:19 PM (6rcHp)

138 Well, if they can put together two 28 hour jobs, they should be just fine, right?

Heh. Heh heh heh.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 11, 2013 09:19 PM (hO8IJ)

139 He's the BFF (I denounce myself for even using that term) and he causes you to run for the bottle.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:04 PM (GEICT)



He's bitching about his sister and the drama of her life. His sister and I cordially loathe each other's guts. I'm having to sit here and not say all the things I want to say because it is his sister after all.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:19 PM (Gk3SS)

140 92 Invictus,

no nice though....

I thought "wow paper really burns at 17 trillion"

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 09:19 PM (LRFds)

141 No Saiga .223 magazines to be had anywhere.


I had four of them before they and the saiga were both lost in a freak hurricane accident.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 11, 2013 09:20 PM (yh0zB)

142 135 It's FOUR degrees in Vail, low tonight? Minus 11.

Guess I'll just get drunk in the condo. No skiing tommorrow, high FOUR degrees! Watch the Broncos with the idiots out here.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the 1% at January 11, 2013 09:18 PM (tWFaN)



I've skiied and watched my brothers play football in that temperature. The world will not end.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:20 PM (+tsoh)

143 Alexthechick, suffer a bad connection....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:20 PM (hvqfu)

144 Lagunitas BrownShugga'

Smooth!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 11, 2013 09:20 PM (Cnqmv)

145 As just one example, below are some of the taxes that will impact the purchase of dental braces:

the first thing I thought when I saw the FSA allowance had been slashed was "thank God I don't have a kid with braces."

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 11, 2013 09:20 PM (hO8IJ)

146 So, the wife is feeling poorly and to be nice I let her take over the
tv. She's watching her fav show, What Not To Wear. It's a celebrity
episode. Nicole Eggert.


Mine has become obsessed with Downton Abbey. Lots of poncy Brits swanning about and looking disapprovingly at each other. I teased her about it and she threatens me with going back to "Say Yes to the Dress". This is a woman with a PhD in Chemistry, mind you.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 09:21 PM (6TB1Z)

147 Is that a gun or a liqueer?
Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:08 PM (MPjT


It is a liqueer. A six stringed liqueer. Er, guitar. Electric twanger.

If it was a gun, it would be a six shooter. .44 magnum. Tuned in B.

Heavy.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at January 11, 2013 09:21 PM (ial2b)

148 Final headline of the venerable NYT:
"Remington Arms flips Cuomo the bird, Closes Ilion, NY plant"

Posted by: Henry Jarvis Raymond at January 11, 2013 09:21 PM (CypDC)

149 91 Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn, let it burn...


*golf clap*

Posted by: s☺mej☼e at January 11, 2013 09:21 PM (SSWdi)

150 He's bitching about his sister and the drama of her life. His sister and I cordially loathe each other's guts. I'm having to sit here and not say all the things I want to say because it is his sister after all.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:19 PM (Gk3SS)



You should put down the good gin. It can't help you hold your tongue.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:22 PM (GEICT)

151
Wow. 4...for a HIGH? I love it up there.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:22 PM (MPjT8)

152 If Paul Krugman is a financial genius, then why can't he get his employer out of the hole?

Posted by: kbdabear at January 11, 2013 09:22 PM (wwsoB)

153 Alexthechick, suffer a bad connection....


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:20 PM (hvqfu)



He'll just call the other line.


I love Say Yes to the Dress. Then again, I love other people's weddings.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:22 PM (Gk3SS)

154 Downton Abbey is a guilty pleasure of mine. Well written show.

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2013 09:22 PM (EAgmr)

155 I'm seriously, seriously bummed there will be no live viewing of tomorrow's Python Hunt 2013 on the tee vee.

It could be some epic television viewing.

"Hey, guys....hold my beer and watch this...."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:23 PM (UOM48)

156 >>She's watching her fav show, What Not To Wear.

As a rule, I don't watch chick shows, but I've gotten hooked on that show, especially when they work with someone who is "worthy" like a widow or vet or someone like that. It also gives some perspective -- some women really have major body issues. Sad really.

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:24 PM (5H6zj)

157 Fly Aeroflot! Or Sex in the City - Moscow CSI
http://youtu.be/tBmECpDKi28

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:24 PM (hvqfu)

158 These are Times that try men's souls.

Posted by: Sporkatus at January 11, 2013 09:24 PM (gsAic)

159 I didn't see an explanation as to why the NYT's layoffs rattle "the media,"


Well, perhaps because most other MSM outlets get their news from the times and now maybe, just maybe they will have to do a little work of their own.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 11, 2013 09:24 PM (lxc0s)

160 156 >>She's watching her fav show, What Not To Wear.

As a rule, I don't watch chick shows, but I've gotten hooked on that show, especially when they work with someone who is "worthy" like a widow or vet or someone like that. It also gives some perspective -- some women really have major body issues. Sad really.

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:24 PM (5H6zj)



As all the men run away, I'd like to ask the following: what's the deal with strapless dresses? They're not meant for everyone.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:24 PM (+tsoh)

161 >>I love Say Yes to the Dress.

I can't relate to how much money people spend on wedding dresses (or weddings/honeymoons in general). IIRC my dress (which was lovely tissue taffeta) was about $225 (28 yrs ago).

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:25 PM (5H6zj)

162 You be a Bluegrass band in Az.
Posted by: minometer at January 11, 2013 09:17 PM (YKu83)


Bluegrass? No. Heavy like Black Sabbath? Yes.

But currently learning the latest Evanescence. She is hot, and has talent. And likes Korn.

All my Hate cannot be found.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at January 11, 2013 09:26 PM (ial2b)

163 Drifter IPA, and I had a subscription to the local rag for 3 months. When I called to cancel they were curious why, I told them I was looking at the last eight papers...still in the plastic.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at January 11, 2013 09:26 PM (yh0zB)

164 An old family friend of mine I are FB friends. I soon discovered that she is a raging lib. She is the one lib I havn't de-friended as it would hurt her feelings and it isn't worth it. The other day she posts a sign saying "God Bless Our President". Seriously. The ass beating she took was epic. I didn't have to do a thing but read and snicker.

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2013 09:27 PM (EAgmr)

165
Final headline of the venerable NYT:
"Remington Arms flips Cuomo the bird, Closes Ilion, NY plant"
Posted by: Henry Jarvis Raymond at January 11, 2013 09:21 PM (CypDC)



Which means these people who had a fory hours a week job can now find two jobs which lower the unemployment rate even more.

Posted by: YIKES! at January 11, 2013 09:27 PM (mETGQ)

166 I can't relate to how much money people spend on
wedding dresses (or weddings/honeymoons in general). IIRC my dress
(which was lovely tissue taffeta) was about $225 (28 yrs ago).

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:25 PM (5H6zj)



I have Issues with how much weddings cost but as long as I ignore the prices I enjoy the show. I do feel awful for the women whose family and friends forget just who it is that's supposed to be center stage.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:27 PM (Gk3SS)

167 Crap. I've unleashed "fashion" on the HQ. I'm so very very sorry. I was actually trying to convey how sad and horrified I was by the fact that Nicole Eggert is unrecognizable.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:27 PM (GEICT)

168 I haven't had this much fun since I did tequila shooters with Gary Hart's mistress.

Posted by: Fritz at January 11, 2013 09:27 PM (w3+gB)

169 >Trending on Twitter;

#DavidGregoryIsAboveTheLaw


my twitter must be different- Death Star is trending

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 11, 2013 09:27 PM (8sCoq)

170 I've confessed here before, and I'll confess again.

Guiltiest pleasure: Real Housewives franchises (except Miami...actually boring).

As someone who watches/listens to news and talk radio practically 24/7, occasionally it's good to fuck up your brain with crap. Just to give the ol' muscle a workout.

Plus, those miserable bitches make me appreciate the life and loved ones I have.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:27 PM (UOM48)

171 On a scale of one to metal, how metal is a detuned six-string ukelele?

Posted by: Sporkatus at January 11, 2013 09:27 PM (gsAic)

172 As all the men run away, I'd like to ask the following: what's the deal with strapless dresses?
----
That's for sure!

I've noticed some episodes they do a really good job actually addressing the woman's particular figure issues and will steer them away from spaghetti straps at the like. But other times they have to work so hard to build up the gal's confidence, they put them in things that I don't think are particularly flattering if they make the woman happy.

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:28 PM (5H6zj)

173 I wonder if Jayson Blair is still gainfully writing fairy tales somewhere.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 11, 2013 09:28 PM (aZ6ew)

174 Pollutico is a wing of the dem party, but the comments are all high-f'n-larious and full of teh schadenfreude. The first one is, "I hear Glenn Beck is hiring."

Posted by: RushBabe at January 11, 2013 09:28 PM (tQHzJ)

175 I do feel awful for the women whose family and friends forget just who it is that's supposed to be center stage.
----

That's true. The couple of times I've caught part of the show there's been moms or sisters from hell.

All I cared about was having a pretty dress, real flowers (my sister had silk; we got married in a double wedding), and having little baskets filled with Richardson's mints on the tables. I'm a simple gal.

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:30 PM (5H6zj)

176 Wonder if NYC still has any organ grinders. With Pinch as the monkey.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:30 PM (hvqfu)

177 I watched "Signs" last night for the umpteenth time.

I'd wager over half the Horde hates it, but I think it's well-written, directed, and acted.

And to this day, it scares the crap out of me. However, I hate slasher, violent films. So there's that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:30 PM (UOM48)

178 "As all the men run away, I'd like to ask the following: what's the deal with strapless dresses? They're not meant for everyone.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am"

The waist is not the only location for "muffin top" to occur. Brrr...

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at January 11, 2013 09:31 PM (d6TfZ)

179 *clappyhands* JP4 is confirmed! *clappyhands*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:31 PM (Gk3SS)

180 JP4? BFF has forced you to start drinking jet fuel?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:32 PM (hvqfu)

181 179 *clappyhands* JP4 is confirmed! *clappyhands*
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:31 PM (Gk3SS)




So that is legit. I saw someone post that earlier on FB.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:32 PM (GEICT)

182 Jane, I'm sorry, but when your twist is that the critters are vulnerable to something covering 3/4 of the planet--a fact blatantly obvious from orbit--your plot sucks.

Posted by: Brother Cavil and his Amazing Ampersands at January 11, 2013 09:32 PM (mbxHg)

183 Ummm...clue us 'tards in.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:32 PM (UOM48)

184 Jurassic Park 4. I love the JPverse.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:33 PM (Gk3SS)

185 I just bought a wedding dress for the daughter. I thought I was buying a dress, not the whole f*ing store. Too bad her pick for a husband sucks.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 09:33 PM (JgkPs)

186 So will Polly get to eat Michael Bay?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:33 PM (hvqfu)

187
I don't know if anyone has kept track of the drama here in Seattle (no, not whether the Seahawks will once again break our hearts) but McDreamy prevailed in the auction and he now owns Tullys. Swooped it out from under Starbucks. Am enjoying the backlash of a bunch of hipsters against Starbucks right now as they righteously land on the side of the "small business" against the giant greedy corporation. Starbucks can try and try to be all "Occupy is cool, we love the homeless, we're green and shit" but reality is finally starting to slap some people in the face about them.

For some reason the NYT thing reminded me of this.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 11, 2013 09:34 PM (RZ8pf)

188 Guess I should consider watching the first Jurassic Park!

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:34 PM (5H6zj)

189 *slowly, ever so slowly, slides another high shelf gin to AtC...*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:34 PM (UOM48)

190 I can't relate to how much money people spend on wedding dresses (or
weddings/honeymoons in general). IIRC my dress (which was lovely tissue
taffeta) was about $225 (28 yrs ago).


I hear you. My wife spent $250 on her dress 27 years ago, and she was, no BS, the best looking bride I've ever seen.

I have four daughters, and I've already told them not to come to me for a $10k dress, not that they would anyway. Life has been berry berry good, to me.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 09:34 PM (6TB1Z)

191
I watched "Signs" last night for the umpteenth time.

=====
I saw that...factoid from it: it's Gibson's highest grossing leading role. Pretty wild when you think of Braveheart and Lethal Weapon. he is a pretty enjoyable actor, and no I won't blow him.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:35 PM (MPjT8)

192 Big Movies (franchises) I've never seen:

Jurassic Park (I didn't even know there were three of them)

Alien

Terminator (slightly untrue -- I've seen parts of Terminator 2)

Rambo

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (5H6zj)

193 Damn. I've got everything but the apricot brandy....

If you substitute Codeine cough syrup for the apricot brandy you get a drink called:

OMG-What The Fuck Did I Just Do-Dink

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Prada at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (Z5BDI)

194 16 years ago this month, I wore a $650 dollar dress and felt like freakin' Cinderella. I still think it's the prettiest dress I ever saw, and yes, I'm biased.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (d6TfZ)

195 Don't get too clappyhanded about JP4.

Rumor is this one has dino-human hybrids.

Sort of like Yoshi only bitty and scratchy and smart.


The potential suckage of this one could hollow out the Earth like a blackhole created by CERN.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (G9qZk)

196 *slowly, ever so slowly, slides another high shelf gin to AtC...*


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:34 PM (UOM4



Thank you. *sips*


So will Polly get to eat Michael Bay?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:33 PM (hvqfu)



No! Polly shares my love of trashy movies.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (Gk3SS)

197 184
Jurassic Park 4. I love the JPverse.


Film it in Detroit. Dinosaurs vs Zombies

Posted by: @PurpAv at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (BNacf)

198 192 Big Movies (franchises) I've never seen:

Jurassic Park (I didn't even know there were three of them)

Alien

Terminator (slightly untrue -- I've seen parts of Terminator 2)

Rambo

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (5H6zj)



*points to door*

Get Out!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (GEICT)

199 Well, this looks fun. Too bad I missed the big bang theory thread, I love that show.

My shift got cancelled on short notice tonight, so I'm getting paid to drink Irish coffee and watch Shawshank right now. Sometimes I kinda like this job.

No joy on the Mosin at ye olde gun showe today though. Had one for $170, went to see if there was a cheaper one around, came back to a guy holding my rifle saying "yeah, I'll buy it.". Boo. Have to try again tomorrow.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (jIaZt)

200 >>I have four daughters

Try to talk them into a quadruple-wedding. You'll save a bundle!

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (5H6zj)

201 OK, God I have to participate in the fashion thing, I know right what is it with the damn strapless wedding dresses? Every one of those stupid wedding shows shoves the incredibly overweight women in them and then the hosts gush about how beautiful the woman looks. Umm, no, she looks like the Michelin tire man in the dress actually. Front cleavage OK to a certain extent, back cleavage not so much, and for pete's sake side cleavage is just a tragedy.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 11, 2013 09:37 PM (RZ8pf)

202 Another Jurassic Park? I can almost guarantee it will suck big time.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2013 09:37 PM (M/TDA)

203 Sorry about that Ronster. My daughter's boyfriend sucks as well and I pray that there is no marriage in the future. If there is, they better do the decent thing and run off to Vegas. I don't think that I could be a very good "Mother of the Bride" in that scenario.

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2013 09:37 PM (EAgmr)

204 As all the men run away, I'd like to ask the
following: what's the deal with strapless dresses? They're not meant
for everyone.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:24 PM (+tsoh)

Let me be the first to note that none of the ladies connected to me by DNA are allowed to wear one. Takes a bit more engineering to hold up what's supposed to hold up that dress on a body type like ours.

My sister refers to some of our undergarments as "flying buttresses."

Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 09:38 PM (VLG62)

205 Bitty = bitey.


damn autocorrect

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2013 09:38 PM (G9qZk)

206 Rumor is this one has dino-human hybrids.


Maybe they'll have a Bidenosaurus.

Nah, a brain the size of a walnut wouldn't fit in his brain case.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 09:38 PM (6TB1Z)

207 Kate Middleton wore the perfect bridal gown. To me, that's what a bride should look like.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2013 09:38 PM (M/TDA)

208
Mrs. D spent like 50 on her dress. We eloped--no family or friends.15 years ago.
Sis spent 1500 on hers and is unhappy I think.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:38 PM (MPjT8)

209 I've seen all the JPs

No Rambos

All the Aliens (I think...)

I may have seen a Terminator

We have an attic trunk FULL of toy dinosaurs, including a giant T-Rex that roars and eats a guy.

I'm dreaming of having a grandson or granddaughter some day who will play with them the way D'oh Boy did.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:38 PM (UOM48)

210 NY Times owns the Boston Globe and others. I worked from home today and didn't have anything on except Rush. I hope The Boston Globe is also laying off people. AmEx and others also announced layoffs.

That's what happens when you're the head cheerleader for TFG, eventually karma will catch up to them. I don't think MSNBC & Politico will make it to August, that's pushing it.

I remember when they first came on the scene, one guy from Politico questioned Bush at a morning press briefing. Bush looked at him with a strange look when he heard Politico. He'd never heard of it, and its life will be over soon.

Posted by: CarolT at January 11, 2013 09:39 PM (z4WKX)

211 192 Big Movies (franchises) I've never seen:

Jurassic Park (I didn't even know there were three of them)

Alien

Terminator (slightly untrue -- I've seen parts of Terminator 2)

Rambo

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 09:36 PM (5H6zj)



If it helps:

I've never seen most of the major moves from the past 10 years, including any Rambos, the Jurassic Parks and Titanic (I know how it ends, why do I need to see it?). I saw Casino Royale, though.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:39 PM (+tsoh)

212 I know right what is it with the damn strapless
wedding dresses? Every one of those stupid wedding shows shoves the
incredibly overweight women in them and then the hosts gush about how
beautiful the woman looks. Umm, no, she looks like the Michelin tire man
in the dress actually. Front cleavage OK to a certain extent, back
cleavage not so much, and for pete's sake side cleavage is just a
tragedy.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 11, 2013 09:37 PM (RZ8pf)


*slides over a gin and tonic*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:39 PM (Gk3SS)

213 *clappyhands* JP4 is confirmed! *clappyhands*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:31 PM

Oh, god. Last I heard it was a story about enhanced, weaponized super soldier, talking velociraptors, or something. Please tell me it's going to be just a straight forward, INGEN/BIOSYN remnant population, chomping scientists at site B.

Posted by: otho at January 11, 2013 09:40 PM (yBF/9)

214 PGIS - too funny but true!

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2013 09:40 PM (EAgmr)

215 For JP4 can I hope the Pteranodons have decide to nest on the NYT building?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:40 PM (hvqfu)

216 NYT layoffs "rattle" the MFM because the NYT is one of their tribal gods. Probably the biggest market outside of NYC for the NYT are academic and media institutions.

John Stossel and Bernard Goldberg have repeatedly described how the fact that the NYT covered a story made it "news" for other media organs, gave the story false credibility, and the NYT *not* covering a story made it "safe" to ignore it.

And I've seen that in j-school and local and regional MFM organs (guess which organ I'm thinking of when I type that?).

It's like how the notoriously inbred British civil service would feel if Oxford went out of business.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 11, 2013 09:40 PM (bxiXv)

217 Gee, has any one noticed that Glenn Beck is expanding (hiring) and libtards are cutting back? I haven't heard of Foxnews laying off. Sorry, I need to drink more when I get home from a long week of working. (Ooh, sorry NYT, is that painful?)

Posted by: mantuaBill at January 11, 2013 09:40 PM (aG3+J)

218 No joy on the Mosin at ye olde gun showe today though. Had one for $170, went to see if there was a cheaper one around, came back to a guy holding my rifle saying "yeah, I'll buy it.". Boo. Have to try again tomorrow.
Posted by: DC in Towson


170 for a Mosin is insane.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 11, 2013 09:41 PM (djdc7)

219 PGiS, I'd like to hug you.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:41 PM (+tsoh)

220 Kate Middleton wore the perfect bridal gown. To me, that's what a bride should look like.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2013 09:38 PM (M/TDA



She was utterly lovely.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:41 PM (Gk3SS)

221 Soobs andBboobs are just yucky. You are not supposed to spill out of the dress.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:41 PM (hvqfu)

222 I've never seen most of the major moves from the past 10 years, including any Rambos, the Jurassic Parks and Titanic



Uh, you know all of those movies are more than 10 years old, right?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:42 PM (GEICT)

223 >>>Another Jurassic Park?

Is this the one where Jeff Goldblum comes back as Jar-Jar?

Posted by: Fritz at January 11, 2013 09:42 PM (w3+gB)

224 Wow. That's just a damn shame.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 11, 2013 09:42 PM (jLiVY)

225 222 I've never seen most of the major moves from the past 10 years, including any Rambos, the Jurassic Parks and Titanic



Uh, you know all of those movies are more than 10 years old, right?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:42 PM (GEICT)



I'm that pathetic. I haven't been to the theater in years.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:43 PM (+tsoh)

226 Seriously. I really feel bad for those douchebags.
Cause I'm a giver that way.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 11, 2013 09:43 PM (jLiVY)

227 Re weddings.

I'd been married before (brutal bastard) and was divorced for several years before D'oh and I married.

We had a small ceremony (around 80 people) in the chapel of the large ATL church we belonged to.

I bought a lovely tea-length dress off a rack on sale in a bridal boutique. Spent around $150 for it.

To this day it is timeless and elegant. Long, lace sleeves, a sheer high neck, and pale pink under layer.

More people, young and old, complemented me on the dress on our wedding day.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:43 PM (UOM48)

228 JP4?

Hmm. The Queen of Alextopia; Her Highness of the Ravage; the Mistress of the Raptors, is too happy.

This should make anyone nervous. (racks theopen boltof his WW I M2HB) "There be raptors about, lads. Keep a sharp eye!"

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at January 11, 2013 09:43 PM (ial2b)

229

Just watchin Shark Tank

do you know why the ice cream couple was denied?

three words: Lia bil ity.

what say yous?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 11, 2013 09:44 PM (nzF8Z)

230 Oh, god. Last I heard it was a story about enhanced, weaponized super soldier, talking velociraptors, or something. Please tell me it's going to be just a straight forward, INGEN/BIOSYN remnant population, chomping scientists at site B.

Posted by: otho at January 11, 2013 09:40 PM (yBF/9)



The cross genetic soldier thing was suggested, then scrapped awhile back.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:44 PM (GEICT)

231 Soobs andBboobs are just yucky. You are not supposed to spill out of the dress.

... well, certain parts are ... strangely, they rarely do ...

Posted by: Arbalest at January 11, 2013 09:44 PM (b3hyN)

232 "Rambo" (200, John asks the 'social justice" type if they're bringing any weapons upriver. "Of course not." John Rambo: "Then you're not changin' a thing."
(Btw, L'il Barry's film hero is the prison camp commander.)

Posted by: Thorvald at January 11, 2013 09:44 PM (1V6Pv)

233 Thanks for the gin and tonic. It is such a nice refreshing drink. After this round I'm switching to peppermint schnapps in hot cocoa because it is 27 degrees here tonight. As my dad used to say "that's colder than a witches tit" and then my mom would get mad at him for saying that in front of his baby daughter.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 11, 2013 09:44 PM (RZ8pf)

234 I've skiied and watched my brothers play football in that temperature. The world will not end.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:20 PM (+tsoh)

True dat. Unless I drink to much in the condo. Too old to go out in that shit and there is always another day.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the 1% at January 11, 2013 09:45 PM (S1INM)

235 Maybe they'll get ITC to send some velociraptors back in time ...

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 11, 2013 09:46 PM (vjR61)

236 Made my own wedding dress because nobody had one that worked on my body type, or looked the least flattering IMO. Lace sleeves, straight skirt, satin drape behind, and long, detachable train with lace overlay. Took about a month to fit it and then sew it, and then some asshole spilt his drink on it at the reception, so there goes the dress.


Worked out okay--I only have a boy, so no worries. Nobody was ever going to wear it again anyway.

Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 09:46 PM (VLG62)

237 Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 11, 2013 09:41 PM

Haven't been gun shopping recently, have you? $120 and plentiful a few months ago, now scarce and mostly over $200. Gunbroker has em cheaper, but after shipping and FFL transfer fees, still about $200, and you can't see it first.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 11, 2013 09:46 PM (jIaZt)

238 May they have to sell pencils on a street corner to pay for a $1 burger. Bastards.

----

It's NY. Shouldn't that be a $9 burger?

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 11, 2013 09:46 PM (ATdet)

239
I'm that pathetic. I haven't been to the theater in years. Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:43 PM (+tsoh)
=======
I never go either, but..

Saw Inglourious Basterds and more recently Lincoln.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:47 PM (MPjT8)

240 Laid off or just a short bit of "funemployment"?
'Bout time the media feel the pinch of our record unemployment.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 11, 2013 09:47 PM (amaU1)

241 Is there a place we can send condolence rope and hard liquor?

Posted by: Stateless_Infidel at January 11, 2013 09:47 PM (AC0lD)

242 'The other day she posts a sign saying "God Bless Our President". Seriously. The ass beating she took was epic. I didn't have to do a thing but read and snicker.
Posted by: Cheri '

Well, I agree with your friend, Cheri. Assholes like Obama need God's blessings even more than decent people.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 11, 2013 09:47 PM (jLiVY)

243 170 for a Mosin is insane.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 11, 2013 09:41 PM (djdc7)


I think $200 is insane for an SKS but people seem to be paying $400-700 for them.

I saw an $800 SKS. I can only wonder if it was made of platinum.

For people to whom that is All Greek, it's like a $40,000 1988 Geo Metro.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 11, 2013 09:47 PM (bxiXv)

244 Who does that douche Ezra Klein work for? WaPo, the NYT?

I won't rest until he's working a window at Burger King.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:47 PM (UOM48)

245
>>> "that's colder than a witches tit"

I'll bet my leftnut I know what he said when he was hungry!

he said...I'm so hungry I could eat the ass out of a skunk.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 11, 2013 09:48 PM (nzF8Z)

246 Does anyone buy pencils on street corners anymore? Most of the beggars around here just dispense with any charade these days and just flat out ask for money for booze. My friend likes to say we are now living in Pottersville.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 11, 2013 09:48 PM (RZ8pf)

247 (Btw, L'il Barry's film hero is the prison camp commander.)

Posted by: Thorvald at January 11, 2013 09:44 PM (1V6Pv)


I thought that was supposed to be Hairy Reed.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 11, 2013 09:49 PM (bxiXv)

248 Billy Bob, the 1%: You live up there? I lived there years ago- the trick I learned was to drink just enough to ride the lift to MidVail in the AM and then open a tab at the bar there to see how things progress... As I recall, if conditions don't improve, you can nearly slide on your ass from there to the village if necessary..

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at January 11, 2013 09:49 PM (X3xYu)

249 In Jurassic Park IV the dinosaurs become self aware, realize they will eventually evolve into oil speculators and venture capitalists, and run off a cliff en masse

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 11, 2013 09:49 PM (8sCoq)

250 Cheri at January 11, 2013 09:37 PM (EAgmr)

This guy is not a total loser, probably just 60% loser. I'm pretty sure he knows how I feel about him and his toothless family. I mostly have to keep my mouth shut.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 09:49 PM (JgkPs)

251 I never go either, but..

Saw Inglourious Basterds and more recently Lincoln.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:47 PM (MPjT


The last time I was in a theater I saw Mission Impossible 3, and before that was Master and Commander. I'm that bad.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 09:49 PM (+tsoh)

252 I won't rest until he's working a window at Burger King.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:47 PM (UOM4


You are too kind.

He should be mucking pig shit at the nearest hog farm.

If he isn't the feed , that is.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at January 11, 2013 09:50 PM (ial2b)

253 I'm wracking my brain trying to think of one movie I'd go to the theater to see. I'll stick to TCM.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2013 09:50 PM (M/TDA)

254 I remember when street thugs in ATL would "force wash" your car windshields while you were stuck at stop lights.

Those were the days.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:50 PM (UOM48)

255 yes soothsayer, something like that. And when reading "The Night Before Christmas" he used to read one part of it "threw open the sash and fell on my ass" I loved my dad, he was never at loss for words.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 11, 2013 09:50 PM (RZ8pf)

256 Last movie in a theater was the last Indiana Jones movie. What was that, 2006? Between Netflix and amazon prime, I'm not rushing back anytime soon.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 11, 2013 09:51 PM (jIaZt)

257 NY Times owns the Boston Globe and others. I worked from home today and didn't have anything on except Rush. I hope The Boston Globe is also laying off people. AmEx and others also announced layoffs.
A little aside, but Beck mentioned yesterday that advertising is absolutely killing all the major networks -- even FOX.He said he tried to get Roger Ailes to do some innovative stuff with commercials, but they're all set in their ways. The major problems are Tivo, everyone blowing by commercials, and the fact that big-name companies advertise on CNN and libtard stations because they're afraid of boycotts from advertising on FOX.

Beck's planning a major expansion and is going to offer high-tech production services for smaller companies that still want good-quality commercials. He's going for funny, interesting and continuing-storyline commercials -- in short, ads that will be as good as those on the Super Bowl but on 24/7.

Posted by: RushBabe at January 11, 2013 09:51 PM (tQHzJ)

258 "I named the dog Indiana."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:52 PM (hvqfu)

259

salts of the earth

Posted by: soothsayer at January 11, 2013 09:52 PM (nzF8Z)

260 I saw an $800 SKS. I can only wonder if it was made of platinum. For people to whom that is All Greek, it's like a $40,000 1988 Geo Metro.
Posted by: Merovign


Then again, a bunch here think we have high inflation...

We haven't begun to see it. That Mosin and Geo will actuall be worth those prices.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 11, 2013 09:52 PM (djdc7)

261 256 Last movie in a theater was the last Indiana Jones movie. What was that, 2006? Between Netflix and amazon prime, I'm not rushing back anytime soon.

Posted by: DC in Towson at January 11, 2013 09:51 PM (jIaZt)


I could see how you would sour on movies after that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 11, 2013 09:53 PM (bxiXv)

262 I saw a guy who looked like Booger, in Key West: "Dirty Jokes", 1$. I challenged him: tell me one that makes me laugh, I'll give you a buck. Tell me one I haven't ever heard, 2$. He had nothing. So I gave 5 to a homeless guy and made him promise to drink it away.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:53 PM (MPjT8)

263 The cross genetic soldier thing was suggested, then scrapped awhile back.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 09:44 PM

Well, that's a relief. JP1 was great. JP3 was flawed, but, still a blast in the theatre and worth it for the landing, merc perimeter, aircrash and Spinosaur pursuit part... and Sam Neil. JP2 was shit. If they get Goldblum and Neil onboard and do a straight up romp and chomp, I'll be happy.

Posted by: otho at January 11, 2013 09:53 PM (yBF/9)

264 I was just over to Fox, and now I'm wondering if I'm the only person who finds Quentin Tarantino ugly both inside and out. What a scumbag.

Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 09:53 PM (VLG62)

265 Can I play? Last theater visit was for Team America.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 09:54 PM (JgkPs)

266 Sidebar story. Lady Gaga can cause the loss of eyesight. Took them long enough to realize that.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:55 PM (hvqfu)

267 Well, the melatonin has kicked in (along with the tequila shots). I'm going to attempt to crawl in bed next to the Snore Machine and see if I can actually fall asleep.

Can't wait for the creepy melatonin dreams. Ugh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:55 PM (UOM48)

268 Like I said before a Mossberg 500 W/2 barrels is all you city folk need, now you country people need a 22-250 and some reloading skills...

Posted by: Clemenza at January 11, 2013 09:56 PM (x59Gv)

269 tcn, what stupidity did QT babble now?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:56 PM (hvqfu)

270 I come seeking Oldpoet. Is he around?

Posted by: Dianna at January 11, 2013 09:56 PM (mKMj1)

271 267
Well, the melatonin has kicked in (along with the tequila shots). I'm
going to attempt to crawl in bed next to the Snore Machine and see if I
can actually fall asleep.

Can't wait for the creepy melatonin dreams. Ugh.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:55 PM (UOM4

Is he at least snuggly-warm? I can forgive snoring if he's snuggly.

Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 09:56 PM (VLG62)

272 I saw Birth of a Nation in the theater.

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:56 PM (MPjT8)

273 I'd bet JP4 will be in the same strain of anti-competence films Hollywood loves.

i.e. everyone who is actually trained and competent and prepared gets eaten, and the useless dipshits on the main billing survive, because people in Hollywood don't know about anything but Hollywood and want to fantasize about being able to survive in the real world.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 11, 2013 09:57 PM (bxiXv)

274 I was just over to Fox, and now I'm wondering if I'm the only person who finds Quentin Tarantino ugly both inside and out. What a scumbag.

You're not alone. The vaunted "Academy of Motion Picture Arts" has snubbed poor Quentin of the anvil chin and his rayciss Django tripe. Everything went to uber lefty Spielberg.

Posted by: RushBabe at January 11, 2013 09:57 PM (tQHzJ)

275 Lay offs , this onion peel of real economic tragedy hits the LIB houses too,

Posted by: Clemenza at January 11, 2013 09:57 PM (x59Gv)

276 I saw an $800 SKS. I can only wonder if it was made of platinum.

WTF? I paid $99 for my SKS, and then put a hundred or so for the scope upper.

But then, it was before the recent Stupidity. Caused by the panic of the Obama.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at January 11, 2013 09:57 PM (ial2b)

277

chalk me up also as someone as who does not think much of Tarantino

kill bill, my ass

never saw that crap, never will

Posted by: soothsayer at January 11, 2013 09:57 PM (nzF8Z)

278 269
tcn, what stupidity did QT babble now?


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:56 PM (hvqfu)

Didn't want to discuss the idea that his insanely violent movies might have an effect on society in general or specific violent offenders. He's "above" all that. Asshat.

Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 09:57 PM (VLG62)

279 I'm also out, for pity's sake, shove that stuff under the couch before morning, m'kay?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 09:57 PM (Gk3SS)

280 Jane, I cannot understand how anyone can sleep with a snorer without being highly medicated. I sent the wife to another bedroom years ago.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 09:57 PM (JgkPs)

281 "236 Made my own wedding dress because nobody had one that worked on my body type, or looked the least flattering IMO."

I have a female cousin who is six feet tall. She was used to sewing her own clothes. She had her wedding dress made for her. It was sleek design without any froufrou. She was the most beautiful, statuesque bride you ever saw.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 11, 2013 09:58 PM (jLiVY)

282 Is he at least snuggly-warm? I can forgive snoring if he's snuggly.


Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 09:56 PM (VLG62



It's unseasonably warm here tonight. And the two heat-seeking kittehs always try to sleep on top of/next to me.

So I've got that going for me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 09:58 PM (UOM48)

283 I took melatonin to help me sleep once.

Was wired for sound for a day and a half.

I wish I had access to a doctor from my *own* planet.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 11, 2013 09:58 PM (bxiXv)

284 And every time I type QT I automatically think of a different QT.
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/4/48064/889915-qt_bttn_large.gif

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:58 PM (hvqfu)

285 ParanoidGirlInSeattle on the Rockness Scale's majesty seems only rivaled by her Dad.

Posted by: FURPC at January 11, 2013 09:59 PM (0ImZM)

286 "I sent the wife to another bedroom years ago.

Posted by: Ronster"

Yup, I sleep in the guest room. Have for years. It's the only way I can get sleep and not become homicidal.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at January 11, 2013 09:59 PM (d6TfZ)

287 Night Jane and Alex. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 09:59 PM (hvqfu)

288 QT is the only American White Boy who can drop anN bomb and not get in trouble. Why is that, Jules?

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 09:59 PM (MPjT8)

289 I promise to laugh at their discomfiture.

Posted by: steevy at January 11, 2013 10:00 PM (9XBK2)

290 I cannot understand how anyone can sleep with a snorer without being highly medicated.

^^^This.^^^ My favorites are Equate's Acetaminophen P.M. or Equate's "Sleep Aid," which is just antihistamine. Sometimes I STILL wake up due to the racket!

Posted by: RushBabe at January 11, 2013 10:00 PM (tQHzJ)

291 280
Jane, I cannot understand how anyone can sleep with a snorer without
being highly medicated. I sent the wife to another bedroom years ago.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 09:57 PM (JgkPs)



For weeks since he had surgery on a hand, he's been sleeping sitting in a comfy chair with ottoman in the family room.

It's been weird, my sleeping alone, but also a relief. No angry nudging him or sleepless nights for me.


We'll see how tonight goes. Love him. Hate the snoring.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 10:00 PM (UOM48)

292 All the LIB's thought the blood of GB on their door was gonna save them when the Angel of Change got elected and came by ...

Posted by: Clemenza at January 11, 2013 10:01 PM (x59Gv)

293 Just to clarify on SKS prices, the $300-400 prices were selling prices, the $800 one was blinged up and hadn't sold yet, so it might or might not.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 11, 2013 10:01 PM (bxiXv)

294 I read the news today, oh boy...

Posted by: J Lennon at January 11, 2013 10:01 PM (v9Cj5)

295
I live by rules.

For instance, I never watch movies with George Clooney, Sean Penn, Matt Damon, or Ben Affleck. Ever.

And I never give $ to Hollywood.

If I watch TV shows, I download them w/o ads.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 11, 2013 10:01 PM (nzF8Z)

296 I'd bet JP4 will be in the same strain of anti-competence films Hollywood loves. i.e. everyone who is actually trained and competent and prepared gets eaten, and the useless dipshits on the main billing survive, because people in Hollywood don't know about anything but Hollywood and want to fantasize about being able to survive in the real world.


Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 11, 2013 09:57 PM

Haha. So true.

Posted by: otho at January 11, 2013 10:01 PM (yBF/9)

297 When I made my dress, everything had a big bow on the ass, like I was supposed to be gift-wrapped or some damn thing. Also, huge skirts. I am five feet tall, my husband is six foot six. A huge skirt like that and I would look like a toadstool standing next to him.


On the bright side, my husband's uncle offered to lend me his drywall stilts for the ceremony, just to even things up.


I declined, as I preferred the paper NOT to say "The bride lurched down the aisle...."

Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 10:01 PM (VLG62)

298 Newpid up.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 11, 2013 10:02 PM (djdc7)

299 "Out of the Rain", Colter, White, Jennings.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/bwdfb2v
It don't rain in Minneapolis in the wintertime, except today.
Heading out to see "Zero Dark Thirty"....
Best regards to all!

Posted by: Thorvald at January 11, 2013 10:02 PM (1V6Pv)

300 *deep breath* I'm off.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 10:02 PM (UOM48)

301 Might snow during Broncos/Ravens

A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 11, 2013 10:02 PM (8sCoq)

302 ONT up

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 10:04 PM (GEICT)

303 I read the news today, oh boy...


Posted by: J Lennon


Did I make the grade.

Posted by: A Lucky Man at January 11, 2013 10:04 PM (6TB1Z)

304 My wifey tried to be accomadating. The breath rite thingy and all. It just didn't work.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 10:05 PM (JgkPs)

305
I guess the "legions of fact checkers" are part of the dead pool, too?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at January 11, 2013 10:07 PM (Jcd0S)

306 Ok. Need some schoolin' I guess. If I went with a "lighter" bolt action, are 22-250 ballistics superior to .223?
Superior enough to make up for the possibility of just being able to pick up .223 "here and there"?

Posted by: teej at January 11, 2013 10:07 PM (Gr8tW)

307 "254 I remember when street thugs in ATL would "force wash" your car windshields while you were stuck at stop lights.
Those were the days.
Posted by: Jane D'oh"

We get pan handlers at grocery stores. Last week there was a guy with this whole sad story about how he came to the area to see his kids and didn't have the money to buy gas to go back home. Asked if I would give him $20 for gas. As if it wasn't bad enough that the greedy little sneak was asking for a twenty, there was a gas station on the side of the store parking lot. Of course, he didn't ask people at the gas station to directly pay for gas for him.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 11, 2013 10:07 PM (jLiVY)

308 Jones in CO at January 11, 2013 10:02 PM (8sCoq)

Do you think the cold temps will affect our QB?

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 10:08 PM (JgkPs)

309 Quoting torquewrench: "I'm waiting for the million pound shithammer to come down on payrolls at
the _San Francisco Chronicle_, which truly does have to be the single
worst lefty moonbat daily in the entire country, bar none."

Problem is, their customer base is the single worst lefty moonbat audience in the entire country, bar none. I expect they'll last longer than some other lib rags because of that.

Posted by: Mr_Write at January 11, 2013 10:08 PM (CLkAH)

310 304 My wifey tried to be accomadating. The breath rite thingy and all. It just didn't work.
Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2013 10:05 PM (JgkPs)


You need a Darth Vader machine.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 11, 2013 10:14 PM (bxiXv)

311 The Times has already announced up to 30 layoffs, if it couldn't secure that many voluntary separations through buy-outs, but only a few people have taken that offer.

After they got Obama re-elected they are now not sure that they want to take their chances in his economy without a job.

Posted by: Decaf at January 11, 2013 10:15 PM (Kn6sf)

312 So, I occasionally work at a hardcore commie libtard tv station. Buzz around the newsroom the other day was the shock, the SHOCK when their paychecks came in. They were smaller!! How could that happen! ELEVENTY!

With such phenomenal ignorance on display no wonder the journalists are not able to inform the citizenry. People have already worked that out and bankruptcies are the only logical conclusion. Obama is going to have trouble getting funding through congress for government employees let alone bailout money for journalistas.

Posted by: Decaf at January 11, 2013 10:21 PM (Kn6sf)

313 Sooth, the movies that Affleck directs are more Right-friendly than most Hollywood dreck. What happens when the nuclear family breaks down? How does the underclass actually live? "Gone Baby Gone". What happens when the Revolution comes? What's Islam in action? "Argo".

Posted by: boulder hobo at January 11, 2013 10:24 PM (QTHTd)

314 But sources at the paper, who spoke to POLITICO on the condition of anonymity, said this time feels different.
---

Singing Feels Like The first Time.

So they not likin the taste of TFG's ass either. Oh the joy.

Posted by: sTevo at January 11, 2013 10:26 PM (VMcEw)

315 Maybe they're all hoping that Obama will create one huge Department of Information - NPR on steroids - and they'll all be able to get jobs there. Think of it! No more icky capitalism and dependence on advertisers! No more worrying about the wingnuts at Fox or the WSJ! No more worries because Uncle Sugar will take care of them all and give them wonderful cushy jobs and dachas just like the Pravda editors had in the good old days of the USSR. All they would have to do is make sure they stick to the government line and kiss Dear Leader's ass - and hell, that's no problem!

Posted by: Donna V. at January 11, 2013 10:30 PM (BStAJ)

316 "Also, huge skirts" I'm fairly tall for a woman and I hate those big ass skirts too. I remember being a bridesmaid at a friends wedding back in the '80's and all the dresses had poofy skirts. We sat down in the front of the church after the procession up the aisle and our skirts flew up! "I see London, I see France..." Nobody had tried sitting down in the damn things while we were being fitted.

The other thing that made that wedding memorable was that the best man wrote on the bottom of the groom's shoes in black magic marker. It was a Catholic wedding so the bride and groom knelt in front of the altar -and when the groom knelt down, everyone in the first 10 rows or so saw "HELP ME!!!" written on the soles of his feet.

They're still married so nobody ever came to his "rescue."

Posted by: Donna V. at January 11, 2013 10:41 PM (BStAJ)

317 Fuck 'em, let 'em cook.

Posted by: DanInMN at January 11, 2013 10:42 PM (khf9A)

318 Huffpo could probably use a few more Senior Editors, but the NYT employees better jump before the Time magazine employees get laid off.

Posted by: OxyCon at January 11, 2013 10:56 PM (U7XyJ)

319 So what I gather from this article is that under the current New York Times CEO, you're more likely to keep your job if you're a pedophile instead of a news reporter.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 11, 2013 11:07 PM (Uvnw+)

320 *Fist pump* YEAH!!!

FREE BIRD!!!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 11, 2013 11:27 PM (xjpRj)

321 How many 10s of thousands work at the goddam Times that they can afford layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff after layoff and still continue to have a goddam full working staff? "Now witness the power of this fully functional battle station!" The fuck?!

Posted by: Corona at January 11, 2013 11:43 PM (fh2Y7)

322 Speaking of networks reaching for ratings. A friend called to tell me that they'd seen the most bizarre couple of segments on Anderson Cooper 360 tonight. I believe this is the segment they wanted me to watch. What I don't understand is why CNN is even dignifying this by airing it but for ratings?
http://tinyurl.com/andr6r9

Posted by: Caustic at January 12, 2013 01:25 AM (/b8+5)

323 the day cant come soon enough when every single cocksucking lying mother fucker that works at the liberal media complexes is out on the street, homeless starving and dying of their multiple stds and advisory board approved too costly to cure maladies.

May these deceptive watercarrying propoganda peddlers for the obama administration and its shit for brains policies, suffer to their last, each and every one of them.

Let the last words they spew from their obama cock juggling mouths be WHY WHY WHY ME!

And at the last when they finally douse themselves with kerosene and light a match and to self immolate in an attempt to end their self inflicted and well deserved misery, i will be happy to piss on them to put the fire out and make it last longer.

Posted by: jeremiah God Damn Barack Obama the Mother Fucking SCoaMF wright at January 12, 2013 01:48 AM (+OTLF)

324 Time for a Let it Burn ™ theme song contest.

I'll get things started. This is sung to the tune of "Let it Snow!"

Oh, the Congress is ossifying
The economy The One is frying
And since we've no place to turn
Let it Burn! Let it Burn! Let it Burn!

And the White House is dodging Benghazi
Elsewhere are the paparazzi
The media shows no concern
Let it Burn! Let it Burn! Let it Burn!

When it finally goes to hell
Will they ever know what had gone wrong
By the time they wake up from their spell
Sorry kids, the way back will be long!

The Gray Lady is slowly dying
No offices they'll be Occupying
For the lessons they never will learn
Let it Burn! Let it Burn! Let it Burn!


Yeah, I know it's not Boyce and Hart, but it's late and I have limited skillz. Bring it on Moron Horde. Let's have a good drinking song for the apocalypse, eh?

Posted by: dissent555 at January 12, 2013 01:53 AM (yR6A1)

325
"Wonder if NYC still has any organ grinders. With Pinch as the monkey."

Bwahaha. I actually went to high school for a year with Pinch, but it was only for a year because he flunked out. He was total moron and loser. I was pretty naive myself at the time but I remember thinking "Sulzberger? Of the New York Times?? How did a high-powered family like that produce such a nonentity?"
If he hadn't inherited his job he wouldn't have gotten as far in journalism as Jimmy Olsen.

Posted by: FOAF at January 12, 2013 02:10 AM (Kz60W)

326 Whats the best step for a moron who wants to learn to shoot to take? I live down the road from the NRA HQ in Fairfax, but I'm a bit intimidated to head to the range as a newbie. Any suggestions?

Posted by: BSR: Live from Falls Church at January 12, 2013 02:26 AM (H0Rot)

327 Ha Ha, your medium is dying.

Posted by: Nelson at January 12, 2013 02:32 AM (NwTXA)

328 The Koch Brothers...whoever they are....should buy the NYT, fire everybody and replace them with the staff of Newsmax. Just for shits and giggles.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at January 12, 2013 04:05 AM (yJYwC)

329 In the communist paradise of Cuba, 85% of anything worth owning belongs to the Castro brothers. From each according to their abilities to each according to their needs. I guess the Castro brothers are the only needy ones in that country!

Posted by: burt at January 12, 2013 05:49 AM (8kEad)

Posted by: Invictus at January 12, 2013 08:32 AM (OQpzc)

331 Can not wait until the Slimes switches everyone to 28 hours per week to avoid Obama Care

Posted by: airandee at January 12, 2013 09:00 AM (9GHCK)

332 Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch. But don't kid yourselves that this is some rejection of the liberal media. It ain't. Did you notice that Time Inc is laying off 700? Almost every media company, including non-news media, is doing the same.

Posted by: Cornfed at January 12, 2013 09:53 AM (CtfcX)

333 For Shame! AOS should be helping these laid off workers find jobs, not reveling in their misfortune!

For example, it seems with all the investigation the NYT has done into rifle magazines, these laid off reporters would be experts on the details of high-capacity magazines and "assault" rifles

They would be ideal candidates for a job manufacturing or distributing these high-capacity magazines and firearms to meet the current high demand for these items.

Two birds, one stone, people

Posted by: Sweet Lou at January 12, 2013 10:08 AM (NZ5oG)

334 It is obvious that NYT is just doing their part to improve our economy as Nancy Pelosi stated that unemployment checks do wonders.

Posted by: ALL_IS_LOST at January 12, 2013 10:09 AM (T/L2Z)

335 The NYT workers who were fired....I hope to read about their suicides in this blog very soon.

Posted by: trump at January 12, 2013 11:16 AM (F8Lnm)

336 I'm sure the stripped NYTies can monetize their mad jounalism skills on the internet. Or maybe al-Jazeera is hiring?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at January 12, 2013 02:00 PM (qvify)

337
#55 "As he contemplates his fading professional future over four more years of rip roaring 1.5% economic "growth" thanks to Obamanomics."
Optimist.

Posted by: Zumkopf at January 12, 2013 03:44 PM (+/0QN)

338 "...after all, this is a vigorous, growing economy with lots of opportunity for work, as they reported throughout the past three years."

I'd like to see a guest rub their faces in it good and hard, right on the air.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at January 12, 2013 08:53 PM (A3ftE)






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