DON'T PANIC. HOPE IS COMING!

SMOD will soon be with thee.

Three of them, actually.

First up, the latest images of Comet ISON, the most promising of these messengers of bliss and salvation, courtesy NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft:


ISON's tail is now bright enough to be imaged by amateurs, with the comet registering just around +14 magnitude. It is on track to be a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime (fingers-crossed, that may take on a new meaning) sight.

Comet PANSTAARS should be visible to Northern observers in four more weeks, though it's maximum brightness has been downgraded considerably. It's orbital path also places it way out of the Earth's danger zone range, but who knows what blessed turn of events could transpire once it approaches the sun.

Lastly, a surprising new contender has emerged, Comet LEMMON:

In recent months, a third comet has been brightening more rapidly than expected, and now it’s nearing visibility to the eye alone. It’s Comet Lemmon (C/2012 F6), shown in the image above, discovered by Alex Gibbs of the Mount Lemmon survey in Arizona back in March, 2012. At that time the comet was tough to catch even through large telescopes – much too faint to be seen with the eye – at five times Earth’s distance from the sun. But, like the Earth and the other planets in our solar system, comets are bound in orbit by our sun. And as Comet Lemmon has swept into the inner solar system, it has brightened at a rapid rate. If this brightening trend continues, the comet might become visible to the unaided eye this month (February, 2013) through May.

LEMMON won't be visible naked-eye in our hemisphere if it's current orbit and specs hold, but will make for a spectacular site in an amateur telescope. Of course, it could become really spectacular if things get weird around the sun, so cheer up: we could all die in a merciful blast from uncaring space before the rest of the Republican party collapses. And, if not, anyone with a big instrument will have a helluva year.

Posted by: CAC at 07:59 PM



Comments

1 I'm not hoping....I was teased with Mayan apocalypse....never again

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:03 PM (LRFds)

2
And, if not, anyone with a big instrument will have a helluva year

I hope so....it didn't start off so well

Posted by: Ron Jeremy at February 05, 2013 08:05 PM (0WLla)

3 Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:03 PM (LRFds)

When the Mayans let you down, all else is but a faint hope for deliverance!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 08:06 PM (Cnqmv)

4 Good. My huge instrument hasn't gotten enough use lately.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 05, 2013 08:06 PM (X9Mnx)

5 wake me when the comet gets here

Posted by: Killerdog at February 05, 2013 08:08 PM (Oi60j)

6

anyone with a big instrument will have a helluva year.



Best news I've heard all day!

Happy days are here again!

Posted by: imp at February 05, 2013 08:08 PM (UaxA0)

7 Maybe it will just hit DC, then we all can get back to normal. Right?

Posted by: Beavis or Butthead- at February 05, 2013 08:09 PM (4Mv1T)

8
Another look at "Day of the Triffids"?






Hostile, alien, comet-borne plant life, take me away!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 05, 2013 08:09 PM (UgFxe)

9 The world will end when God wants it to end.Well,we have been taunting Him lately.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2013 08:10 PM (9XBK2)

10 Keep an eye out for DA-14 in 2020.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:10 PM (piMMO)

11 OFFstinking sock

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 05, 2013 08:10 PM (4Mv1T)

12 Yawn

Posted by: logprof at February 05, 2013 08:12 PM (jVAw4)

13 8 The Triffids were genetically engineered by the Soviets.They only became a real threat because the meteors blinded most of humanity.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2013 08:12 PM (9XBK2)

14 Quite a coup for Chrysler to get a comet named after their products.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 05, 2013 08:12 PM (X9Mnx)

15 Maybe some of them of them little grey alien fuckers are riding on one of these comets.

Posted by: Killerdog at February 05, 2013 08:13 PM (Oi60j)

16 Quite a coup for Chrysler to get a comet named after their products.

***

I love my Jeep

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:13 PM (piMMO)

17 That worthless punk Krugman actually admitted today in an interview that using death panels would help lower the cost to the federal budget! Palin was correct! I hope all those on the left who mocked her hit Hell wide open, sideways on two wheels.

Posted by: Jmel at February 05, 2013 08:14 PM (9tSXa)

18 Sweet Meteor of Death, defend us!

Posted by: Delayna at February 05, 2013 08:15 PM (KnC4k)

19
If I discover one, I am naming it SMOD.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 05, 2013 08:15 PM (p/cQy)

20 @16 NDH- I liked my Jeep a lot too. So much so that I still have it in the back yard after it started falling apart.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 05, 2013 08:15 PM (X9Mnx)

21 17 Jmel
Palin was correct! I hope all those on the left who mocked her hit Hell wide open, sideways on two wheels.


*and* right

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 08:15 PM (sdi6R)

22 @13

8 The Triffids were genetically engineered by the Soviets.They only became a real threat because the meteors blinded most of humanity.



What? The movies lied to me?

It...

It...can't be....

You're lying!

That's impossible!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 05, 2013 08:15 PM (UgFxe)

23 Little grey alien fuckers driving Chryslers and Jeeps, sounds like a good commercial to me.

Posted by: Killerdog at February 05, 2013 08:16 PM (Oi60j)

24
Come on SMOD.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 05, 2013 08:16 PM (+z4pE)

25 I'd prefer a zombie apocalypse since conservatives would fare better. All those guns and ammo. Useful skills. And all that space in middle America.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at February 05, 2013 08:16 PM (AC0lD)

26

296 days until Zyra....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2013 08:17 PM (kdS6q)

27
I hope it's not a dud like Halley.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2013 08:17 PM (CasdU)

28 I don't care about space monkeys.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 08:18 PM (JgkPs)

29 Everybody got their roll of quarters and nikes ready?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 05, 2013 08:19 PM (mqCRO)

30 28
I don't care about space monkeys.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 08:18 PM (JgkPs)

What about sea monkeys?

Posted by: Killerdog at February 05, 2013 08:20 PM (Oi60j)

31 So I still have time to mow that bullseye in the back yard?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 05, 2013 08:20 PM (+z4pE)

32 This calls for a LEMMON party.

Posted by: Barney Fwank at February 05, 2013 08:20 PM (8ZskC)

33 it is my longstanding belief that, after the apocalypse, the only ones left will be rats, roaches and Jews, and rats and roaches don't know how to use a can opener, so I'm safe. The rest of you? Ain't too late to get circumcised...

Phooey. Comets and asteroids are harbingers of nothing compared to the putz in the White House. Doom it is.

I'm going for a snort.

Posted by: mallfly at February 05, 2013 08:20 PM (bJm7W)

34 Can anyone say, "Kahoutek"?

Posted by: pandelume at February 05, 2013 08:20 PM (TXzIm)

35 Comet LEMMON is just cleaning up after Comet MATTHAU.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 05, 2013 08:21 PM (SurGg)

36 Hope?

Fuck I just want this shit on my balls to stop burning.

Fuck crabs.

Posted by: Sen Menendez at February 05, 2013 08:21 PM (wR+pz)

37 SMOD would indeed be a vacation of sorts. What a fucked up world. So obama and the libs are against water boarding ( I'm for it) but for indiscriminate drone strikes ( I'm for that also). At least I'm consistent. Don't those dumb fucks see the inconsistency?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 05, 2013 08:21 PM (9Bj8R)

38 re 34: I remember the idiots from "The Children of God" cult and their signs about Kahoutek and the end of the world (or something)

Posted by: mallfly at February 05, 2013 08:21 PM (bJm7W)

39 'I'd prefer a zombie apocalypse since conservatives would fare better.'

IIRC, there was at least one zombie movie that credited a meteor as the cause for the rising dead...but may just be thinking of Maximum Overdrive. But guess that would work too....although I'd rather be killed by a zombie than a Prius.

Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 08:22 PM (ZolUS)

40 What about sea monkeys?
Posted by: Killerdog at February 05, 2013 08:20 PM (Oi60j)


Hate them. I like sea horses though. No bucket needed.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 08:22 PM (JgkPs)

41 by the way, is that neat graphic real or does it really come from "Plan Nine from Outer Space"?

Posted by: mallfly at February 05, 2013 08:22 PM (bJm7W)

42 Posted by: Beavis or Butthead- at February 05, 2013 08:09 PM (4Mv1T)

That's great, let's pray it hits DC and we can start with all new reps and senators. Hopefully they will both be in full sessions,

Posted by: CarolT at February 05, 2013 08:22 PM (z4WKX)

43 I would like to pee with out the burning shit to. What color is that pee?


Fucking eye doctor. What does he know about SID's?

Posted by: Sen Menendez at February 05, 2013 08:23 PM (wR+pz)

44 What about sea monkeys?

***

one of the greatest disappointments of childhod

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:23 PM (piMMO)

45 38
re 34: I remember the idiots from "The Children of God" cult and their
signs about Kahoutek and the end of the world (or something)


Posted by: mallfly at February 05, 2013 08:21 PM (bJm7W)

They looked mighty spiffy in their new tennis shoes too.

Posted by: Killerdog at February 05, 2013 08:23 PM (Oi60j)

46 Shit, now O'Reilly is on my case. Fuck me Big Daddy.

Posted by: Sen Menendez at February 05, 2013 08:24 PM (wR+pz)

47 yeah!!!! fox dumped dick the toe sucker morris

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 05, 2013 08:24 PM (GVxQo)

48 Could a near miss cause a massive EMP blast? Most liberals would starve a month after the grocery store ran out of food.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 05, 2013 08:24 PM (X9Mnx)

49 Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 05, 2013 08:24 PM (GVxQo)


Even so, trust not in Faux News!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 08:25 PM (Cnqmv)

50 Looks like Dickhead Morris got shit canned from Fox.... what a shame

Posted by: ET at February 05, 2013 08:25 PM (YpjaN)

51
I forget the name of the last comet (circa 1997) that came around, but I could see it with the naked eye. It wasn't super bright or big but if the sky was clear you could easily pick out the little comet tail. It was pretty neat, it would be really cool if this one is better. The thing about comets is they hang around at least a couple of days so the odds are that you'll have at least one good night to view it.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 05, 2013 08:26 PM (tOkJB)

52 I thought this was gonna be about that little Clydesdale from the commercial, delivering us a wagon full of goodness to make the pain go away.

But, this ain't bad either...

Posted by: surprised Moron at February 05, 2013 08:26 PM (hi03F)

53 Shit, now O'Reilly is on my case. Fuck me Big Daddy.

***

He opened by applauding Uncle Ted's skewering of Piers Morgan about gun control.

I swear, and I've said it before, something in him seems to have changed since the election.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:26 PM (piMMO)

54 Sea monkeys sucked just like Obama, only we can't flush O'barky down the shitter.

Posted by: Killerdog at February 05, 2013 08:26 PM (Oi60j)

55 48 Hollowpoint,

It'd be a longshot, basically it'd have to be of a fissile material and we'd have tog et really lucky.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:26 PM (LRFds)

56 50 ET,

He's back amongst his own at CNN so says drudge....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:27 PM (LRFds)

57 re 34: I remember the idiots from "The Children of God" cult and their
signs about Kahoutek and the end of the world (or something)


They didn't get a chance to pass their stupidity on, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 05, 2013 08:27 PM (9GaPd)

58 re 46: relax. somewhere, some Republican will say something stupid (eg "Yeah, I see a lot of Black People at the neighborhood White Castle") and the MSM will be off like a wolf pack after a wounded moose, and you will soon see that all your problems have been buried by the respectable press. Unless you also killed one of the girls, in which case be prepared to be accused of secret conservative tendencies.

Posted by: mallfly at February 05, 2013 08:27 PM (bJm7W)

59 Problem Loading Page would be a killer name for a website. Or a band. Or a comet on a path towards Earth..

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 05, 2013 08:28 PM (BVkEs)

60
Maybe it'll strip off the atmosphere when it comes flying by.

That'd work too.

Hope springs eternal.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 05, 2013 08:28 PM (+z4pE)

61 *buffs nails* Told ya.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at February 05, 2013 08:28 PM (Gk3SS)

62
That was comet Hale-Bopp in 1997.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 05, 2013 08:29 PM (tOkJB)

63 60 Backwards Boy,

that's another long shot...most likely "best case" would be a Tunguska on the maryland/va border....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (LRFds)

64 "Could a near miss cause a massive EMP blast?"

An EMP blast would destroy our republic! We'd have millions of Americans who wouldn't know what was going on in Washington or the world. They'd be unable to keep up with the news and current events and then have nothing to base their vote on....

Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (3qKP/)

65 TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER MAGNITUDE 8.0 QUAKE STRIKES IN PACIFIC NEAR SOLOMON ISLANDS

hey someone better call that dumber than dog shit congress guy who is worried about guam tipping over

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (9Bj8R)

66 Three comets? That's kind of a holy trinity of signs in the heavens, huh?

I'm sure it's not a good idea to read too much into that.

Or too little.

Posted by: JohnJ at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (Tt6ky)

67 " anyone with a big instrument will have a helluva year."

-That's what she said!

Posted by: Michael Scott at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (3xV8E)

68 I'm still holding out for the robopocalypse featuring Dr. Krieger's patented Fister Roboto.

Posted by: Professor Marius von Totenkopf (formerly Hoss Fuentes) at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (aozUR)

69 62 Ed Anger,

back when I used to not cheer for ELEs

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (LRFds)

70 When I saw the headline I thought it meant that CAC got his hands on a refill.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (vu/88)

71 65 NGU,

quick tell him he needs to get Chris Christy to do a cannonball to stand up the eyewall....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:31 PM (LRFds)

72
What about sea monkeys?

***

one of the greatest disappointments of childhod


I had some of those Moon Crystals, or whatever they were called. No disappointment, since they didn't really do anything except be crystals.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 05, 2013 08:31 PM (+z4pE)

73 I would like to pee with out the burning shit to. What color is that pee?Fucking eye doctor. What does he know about SID's?
Posted by: Sen Menendez at February 05, 2013 08:23 PM (wR+pz)


Isuggest sticking your wick in a light socket and placing your tongue on a good ground.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 08:32 PM (JgkPs)

74 47yeah!!!! fox dumped dick the toe sucker morrisPosted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 05, 2013 08:24 PM (GVxQo)Good. "I predict a big night for Romney!!"
Jackass...

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at February 05, 2013 08:32 PM (AC0lD)

75 Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (vu/8

I wish I knew what CAC was using and how he got it!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 08:32 PM (Cnqmv)

76 64
"Could a near miss cause a massive EMP blast?"



An EMP blast would destroy our republic! We'd have millions of
Americans who wouldn't know what was going on in Washington or the
world. They'd be unable to keep up with the news and current events and
then have nothing to base their vote on....

Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (3qKP/)

---
May be the perfect time.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 05, 2013 08:33 PM (BVkEs)

77
I swear, and I've said it before, something in him seems to have changed since the election.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:26 PM (piMMO)

NDO- Has O'Reilly changed for the better? I don't watch him, I used to like him ten plus years ago,but I couldn't stand him the past few years.

Posted by: CarolT at February 05, 2013 08:33 PM (z4WKX)

78 74 Stateless Infidel,

well to be fair in a sane republic without a Justin Bieber fanclub like press Romney would have won....

I'm looking hard for that republic.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:33 PM (LRFds)

79
Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 08:30 PM (3qKP/)

I'm sold too....

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at February 05, 2013 08:33 PM (AC0lD)

80 From Forged Clothing:

R.I.P CHRIS KYLE... (Brother, friend, father) For the rest of this week we will be donating 100% of the proceed's.

http://t.co/tSCAT3zm

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:34 PM (piMMO)

81 I'm in for the EMP blast.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 05, 2013 08:34 PM (mqCRO)

82 We are all SMODilists now.

Posted by: FURPC at February 05, 2013 08:34 PM (0ImZM)

83 So, just a question. You think my wife has these fucking crabs to? I don't fuck her, but I sleep with her. She is starching a lot lately.


This is not going to end up well. Think she will buy the idea they are bed bugs?


Yeah, bed bugs, that's it1

Posted by: Sen Menendez at February 05, 2013 08:34 PM (wR+pz)

84 Posted by: CarolT at February 05, 2013 08:33 PM (z4WKX)

BO'R would have to change in a exponential way to be tolerable. Pseudo-intellectual douche the last time I looked!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 08:35 PM (Cnqmv)

85 I'm not an astronomy buff but I do have a question ....so we have these comets with a long tail that is made up of debris from the comment, OK fine.... but why after thousands of years wouldn't a comment like Haley eventually dissipate and just dissapear ?

Posted by: ET at February 05, 2013 08:35 PM (YpjaN)

86 well to be fair in a sane republic without a Justin Bieber fanclub like press Romney would have won....

I'm looking hard for that republic.


****

The very best they had to offer in service to Obama, combined with cheating, busing in voters, etc... and they still barely won.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:35 PM (piMMO)

87 SO a comet is heading to earth with an impact trajectory.

Obama calculates after watching that michael bay movie that he can kill two birds with one stone.

So he loads up all of the USA's nook-you-lar arsenal on one big ass new sapceship in the shape of his campaign logo named BO-1 ofcourse and orders it fired it at the assteroid that looks remarkably like Michelle Obama's fat posterior only magnitudes larger if that is possible,

BO-1 never having been tested leaves the launch pad and of course blows up mid atmosphere taking out the east coast and ripping a gigantic hole in the ozone layer, leading to massive skin cancer outbreaks. Obamacare ofcourse to the rescue.

Turns out Paul krugman calculated the trajectory comet trajectory and the comet actualy flys right on by.

Obamacare bankrupts the country as a result of the massive cancer outbreaks and millions of peopel suddenly needing treatment but liberals praise Obama for the fact that preexisting conditions cant be denied or somthing.

Now disarmed bankrupt and missing its east coast, the USA ins invaded by China and we are put to work in factories at 5 dollars a week making cell phones for the cubans and venezualens.

Without a Deterent from the US, muslim extremism explodes and the british monarchy is replaced with a caliphate.

Liberals carve obamas face into rushmore.

Every Islamic country regime now has a nuke.

Teh Jews are screwed.

North Korea discovers transwarp technology.

Aliens decide that now is the time to wipe out the human race.

Obama is ofcourse in his secret super duper elaborate bunker during the invasion and only him and Michelle survive the alien holocaust.

They are captured when they come to the surface to forage for lobster and cigarettes and as the last two remaining members of the human race are taken to another world to breed and propogate the new human race hereafter known as Homo Bamians...

Yeah things could be worse.


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 05, 2013 08:36 PM (+OTLF)

88 Write your own joke post of the day:

"Adolf Hitler novel tops German bestseller chart"

http://alturl.com/y2v8e

Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 08:36 PM (ZolUS)

89 There is no hope, only Zuul.

Posted by: nip at February 05, 2013 08:36 PM (11Tdq)

90 This is not going to end up well. Think she will buy the idea they are bed bugs?

***

You slept with the dog and got ticks.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:36 PM (piMMO)

91

Just consider the comet's impact as God's absentee ballot.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2013 08:37 PM (kdS6q)

92 I was watching Roubini (Dr. Doom) on CNBC this morning and he is downright optimistic now. 2-3% GDP growth and a 3-yr bull market ahead.

Go TEAM!

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at February 05, 2013 08:37 PM (LSTjp)

93
Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:33 PM (LRFds)

You're very optimistic believing that the majority of Americans still want smaller government and aren't really looking for free handouts given the chance to work.

I think we've turned that corner. America and the rest of Western civilization is now more like Jerry Springer and Maury Povich than even the liberals would care to admit.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at February 05, 2013 08:37 PM (AC0lD)

94 NDO- Has O'Reilly changed for the better? I don't watch him, I used to like him ten plus years ago,but I couldn't stand him the past few years.

***

I would say he has. There are still moments where I'm none-too-pleased but, generally, there has been improvement.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:37 PM (piMMO)

95 There was also Hyakutake, in 1996. I was lucky enough to get a great view of it...absolutely beautiful.

Posted by: Delayna at February 05, 2013 08:38 PM (KnC4k)

96 92 Hubert Hymenhead,

Yeah we're poised for a boom buddy....

poised...

hey that .1% negative GDP growth with an increase in UE3?!!

Fuck that there was a car jam....we're in the money fuckhead.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:38 PM (LRFds)

97 Egypt’s Coptic Christian pope is coming out in strong opposition to the nation’s Islamist leadership, calling the new constitution discriminatory, especially toward Christians, and openly criticizing President Mohammed Morsi for religious remarks.

Pope Tawadros II, who assumed his office in November, said the Islamist constitution “bore a religious slant, and that in itself is discriminatory,” in an interview with The Associated Press. Mr. Tawadros also condemned Mr. Morsi’s characterization of Christians as a minority.

“We are a part of the soil of this nation,” he said, according to AP. “We are not a minority when it comes to value, history and the love of our nation.”

Christians comprise an estimated 10 percent of Egypt’s population, AP states.

Anyone want to take bets on how long this guy lives?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 05, 2013 08:38 PM (9Bj8R)

98
OK, so I actually have a smallish (8inch diameter I think) Bushnellrefracting telescope. And my new house has 0 streetlights.
But I lost the little mirror attachment that comes out of the end in a "L" shape (so you can use the eye pieces) as a result it won't focus now (being that I'm about 6 inches or whatever off the focal length.)
Anyone know where I can pick up a replacement?

Posted by: tsrblke at February 05, 2013 08:38 PM (GaqMa)

99 I'm not an astronomy buff but I do have a question
....so we have these comets with a long tail that is made up of debris
from the comment, OK fine.... but why after thousands of years wouldn't a
comment like Haley eventually dissipate and just dissapear ?

Posted by: ET at February 05, 2013 08:35 PM (YpjaN)


In simple terms- The shit out there is really fucking big.

Posted by: Berserker at February 05, 2013 08:39 PM (FMbng)

100
In other news:

PA Senator Bob Casey has done a 180 on gun control. Says Sandy Hook made him do it:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/aa3d8gf

This will rub lots of PA voters the wrong way. But since PA is getting redder I doubt it will make him much more vulnerable.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 05, 2013 08:39 PM (tOkJB)

101 93 Stateless infidel,

You'll note I said:

1) in a same republic

2) I'm still looking for it....

Hymen Hooplehead upthread thinks printing press economics is aces....

I'd say asses but what do i know?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:40 PM (LRFds)

102 I'm not an astronomy buff but I do have a question
....so we have these comets with a long tail that is made up of debris
from the comment, OK fine.... but why after thousands of years wouldn't a
comment like Haley eventually dissipate and just dissapear ?


***

Eventually, even the Sun will burn out.

Eventually.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:40 PM (piMMO)

103 Some reading in advance:

http://www.baenebooks.com/p-921-lucifers-hammer.aspx

Posted by: Delayna at February 05, 2013 08:40 PM (KnC4k)

104 Alternate post title: DON'T HOPE. PANIC IS COMING!

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 05, 2013 08:40 PM (SurGg)

105
Eventually, even the Sun will burn out.



Eventually.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:40 PM (piMMO)

How dare you blashpheme against Teh WON!

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 05, 2013 08:40 PM (+OTLF)

106 My team and I are standing by! Obama won't let us drill any more so we're actually a little bored....

Posted by: Bruce Willis at February 05, 2013 08:41 PM (ZM9OS)

107
BO'R would have to change in a exponential way to be tolerable. Pseudo-intellectual douche the last time I looked!

I watched him for a while. Couldn't figure out for the life of me what it was that he stood for.

I don't even think he knows. In all fairness, he is quite capable of coming down squarely on both sides of an issue, so there's that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 05, 2013 08:41 PM (+z4pE)

108 She is starching a lot lately.

That may be your problem. Startchedwhitiescan cause some of the symptoms you are experiencing.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 08:41 PM (JgkPs)

109 104 Waterhouse,

Maybe, I think part of what makes us "not fucking retard liberals" is our grasp that you can't pass a law about SMOD she happens, she happens....

spend your worrying about your socks and shit you can change....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:42 PM (LRFds)

110 When does anyone with a big instrument ever have a bad year?

Posted by: Reno_Dave at February 05, 2013 08:42 PM (OL4L4)

111 Comets and asteroids oh my!

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 05, 2013 08:42 PM (RZ8pf)

112 I predicted this.

Posted by: Nostradamus in Texas at February 05, 2013 08:42 PM (pUqSw)

113
OK fine.... but why after thousands of years wouldn't a comment like Haley eventually dissipate and just dissapear ?

Posted by: ET at February 05, 2013 08:35 PM (YpjaN)


Yes, that's what they'll eventually do if they don't hit something first.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 05, 2013 08:42 PM (tOkJB)

114 When does anyone with a big instrument ever have a bad year?
Posted by: Reno_Dave at February 05, 2013 08:42 PM (OL4L4)

Well I never did

Posted by: Wilt the stilt at February 05, 2013 08:43 PM (9Bj8R)

115 Someday we'll all look back on this era and laugh. I think.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at February 05, 2013 08:43 PM (ll0H/)

116
Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:40 PM (LRFds)

I'm sorry. I'll read closer next time.

I like the idea of a sane republic.

Like the kind that might be brought about by an EMP blast....

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at February 05, 2013 08:43 PM (AC0lD)

117 If you're counting on one of this year's comet crop to solve your problems, you're going to be a bit disappointed.

If you think hyperinflation and food riots are way forward, you'll probably get real happy towards the end of October.

Posted by: John Titor at February 05, 2013 08:44 PM (f14KU)

118 so if a smallish comet say the size of a football field hit ashington dc and wiped out our government....what would we do

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 05, 2013 08:44 PM (+OTLF)

119 116 Stateless infidel,

Folks need to hurt long enough to see Obama's dick ain't shooting cotton candy and that their work is their best path to happiness.

Fucking asshole moonbats wanting paid to breathe.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:45 PM (LRFds)

120 A bee can make a big man dance, sometimes.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 05, 2013 08:45 PM (BVkEs)

121 #91: They do say that Hell is where God isn't. That would explain a lot.

Posted by: Delayna at February 05, 2013 08:45 PM (KnC4k)

122 118 Jeremiah GDAWBO,

before or after the six months celebratory feast?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:45 PM (LRFds)

123 Pacific Tsunami Warning center says that the threat is, presently, regional. If it is expanded, the earliest Hawaii would be impacted is 1004 PM HST.

http://1.usa.gov/XUzJ1d

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:45 PM (piMMO)

124 and wiped out our government....what would we do

Have a party?

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 08:46 PM (JgkPs)

125 123 NDH,

I'll be praying for Hawaii

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:46 PM (LRFds)

126
so if a smallish comet say the size of a football field hit ashington dc and wiped out our government....what would we do

Party like a mofo!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 05, 2013 08:46 PM (+z4pE)

127
This is funny! Judge Judy LAPD cop sues fellow cop's stupid, but hawt, daughter:

FAILhttp://goo.gl/oJIWJ

Posted by: waldo at February 05, 2013 08:47 PM (jwumz)

128 So, reading about the asteroid that will swing by us next week, the JPL guys say there's no chance it will hit us, but it seems like it will be passing close by some of the geosynchronous satellites, so is there a chance it will take some of those out?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 05, 2013 08:47 PM (RZ8pf)

129 123
Pacific Tsunami Warning center says that the threat is, presently,
regional. If it is expanded, the earliest Hawaii would be impacted is
1004 PM HST.



http://1.usa.gov/XUzJ1d



Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:45 PM (piMMO)

oooh...you know what....Obamas are moving to Hawaii in a few years...can we ask that tsunami to be patient

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 05, 2013 08:47 PM (+OTLF)

130 How dare you blashpheme against Teh WON!

***

Blaspheme against Teh Won:

#thatsadronestrike

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:48 PM (piMMO)

131 I remember reading that when the Roman civilization collapsed it was more than a 1000 years before concrete was 're-invented'. At the time, I couldn't fathom humans spending a 1000 years walking around ruins that were more advanced than anything they could create.

...I think we and/or our children may get to learn firsthand.

Posted by: Bruce Willis at February 05, 2013 08:48 PM (ZolUS)

132 so if a smallish comet say the size of a football field hit ashington dc and wiped out our government....what would we do

Use the ice it left behind to keep our celebratory drinks cold?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 05, 2013 08:49 PM (X9Mnx)

133 131 bruce willis,

and modern concrete is still inferior pound for pound to the Roman mix....

the narcissism of the modern man is a sight to behold....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:50 PM (LRFds)

134 Daughter writes: Last night I in my dreams I acquired a pet elephant. His names was James (we called him Jimmy) and he was my best friend. Now I really want an elephant.

Daddio writes: Welcome to the Republican party. Too bad... it's dead.

Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 08:51 PM (sa6D2)

135 so if a smallish comet say the size of a football field hit ashington dc and wiped out our government....what would we do

***

A football field size rock would take out a good part of the East Coast.

Tungunska has been estimated to have measured 100m and it didn't even make contact.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:51 PM (piMMO)

136 Better find a nice metal shielded building when it all goes down.
http://youtu.be/d6dOoyghxb0

Or a nice hot fudge sundae on Tuesdae.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 05, 2013 08:51 PM (x7WAu)

137 Eventually, even the Sun will burn out.





Eventually.



Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:40 PM (piMMO)


But, at least, it won't affect global warming!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 08:51 PM (Cnqmv)

138 http://tinyurl.com/byapw6m

Ogabe bags 16 YO Denver born teen in 2011....

if only there were an organization that had a role to be adversarial on behalf of the American people towards power...?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:52 PM (LRFds)

139 what would we do

---
parrrrrttttyyyy

Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 08:52 PM (sa6D2)

140 So, reading about the asteroid that will swing by us next week, the JPL guys say there's no chance it will hit us, but it seems like it will be passing close by some of the geosynchronous satellites, so is there a chance it will take some of those out? Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 05, 2013 08:47 PM (RZ8pf)I just asked my wife who keeps satellites in orbit for a living and she said "unlikely. Also, I haven't heard anything about it, so I'm going with no."I think I can trust her.

Posted by: tsrblke at February 05, 2013 08:53 PM (GaqMa)

141 and modern concrete is still inferior pound for pound to the Roman mix....

the narcissism of the modern man is a sight to behold....


Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:50 PM (LRFds)


But OURS is environmentally friendly!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 08:53 PM (Cnqmv)

142 135 NDH,

Yup...

how proud we bald monkeys are....Global Warming Cult declares proudly "we ARE KILLING EARTH!"

Uh "no' Nature kills man bud not the other way around.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:53 PM (LRFds)

143 In other news...drudge is reporting that Crisco Cristie has been warned by his doctors that time is running out and so is his luck if he doesnt get his fat ass under control and lose some weight.....one can only hope...i am betting on the guy with the long flowing black cloak. GO DEATH GO!

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 05, 2013 08:53 PM (+OTLF)

144 Someday we'll all look back on this era and laugh. I think.

Those that survive anyway.

On a bright note, my commie carbine is here. I'll pick it up at lunch tomorrow. The ammo arrives on Thursday so I might, maybe, get to the range this weekend, maybe.

Posted by: toby928© at February 05, 2013 08:54 PM (QupBk)

145 If life gives you Lemmons, make lemmonade

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 05, 2013 08:54 PM (qqZuQ)

146 138
http://tinyurl.com/byapw6m

Ogabe bags 16 YO Denver born teen in 2011....

if only there were an organization that had a role to be adversarial on behalf of the American people towards power...?


Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:52 PM (LRFds)
Why are we finding out about this now after he has been inaugurated again.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 05, 2013 08:54 PM (+OTLF)

147 Let it hit.

Posted by: MadisonConservative at February 05, 2013 08:55 PM (sb+ta)

148 Thanks for the answer tsrblke!

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 05, 2013 08:55 PM (RZ8pf)

149 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:37 PM (piMMO)

I will have to watch Bill O once to see if he has improved. Thanks.

Posted by: CarolT at February 05, 2013 08:55 PM (z4WKX)

150 146 Jeremiah GDAWSP,

well now it is safe to show "professional ethics and truth to power"....

save liberty, knee a reporter's nuts.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:55 PM (LRFds)

151 As long as it doesn't hit on Free Tacos Friday at Freddy's Fartina, then everything's cool.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 05, 2013 08:56 PM (BVkEs)

152 If life gives you Lemmons...

****

Ah...

The 80s.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:56 PM (piMMO)

153 Ugh. My doberman is alternating between farts and begging for another rawhide, which is what gave her the rancid farts in the first place.

I've never heard a dog rip a full 5 second long fart before my beloved Pepper came along.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 05, 2013 08:56 PM (X9Mnx)

154 so if a smallish comet say the size of a football field hit ashington dc and wiped out our government....what would we do


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 05, 2013 08:44 PM (+OTLF)


The fucking snoopy dance for starters.

Posted by: Berserker at February 05, 2013 08:57 PM (FMbng)

155 153 Hollowpoint,

I was so tempted to gaslight my Lab/Chow just to make a goddamned point to him...

he used to eat combat boots is anxious and MY GOD was it awful.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:57 PM (LRFds)

156 Sven,
...and how many modern engineers could build the Coliseum or any other Roman buildings without engineering software and programs,and access to data on stress analysis, fatigue, dynamics, etc.

Thomas Sowell talks extinsively about this, "I'm smarter than the hundreds of generations before me" liberal disease in 'Vision of the Anointed'.

Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 08:58 PM (ZolUS)

157 Any Aliens on the meteor will be gay. Aliens/Lesbians. Close enough.Gay.

Posted by: Pudenda Pattie at February 05, 2013 08:58 PM (XLuH2)

158 Give the pooch another treat. After all, if you neutered the poor dude, this is the closed he will get to sex.

Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 08:58 PM (sa6D2)

159
From the link:

His son was born in New Mexico, and though the family returned to Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki came back to the U.S. for college, eventually becoming an iman.

He became a model?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 05, 2013 08:59 PM (+z4pE)

160 153 5 seconds,you know how many cubic feet of gas that would release?Better not make a spark.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2013 08:59 PM (9XBK2)

161 save liberty, knee a reporter's nuts.
Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:55 PM (LRFds)

Sven,
That's a good idea, knee the reporters, they are useless as is.

Posted by: CarolT at February 05, 2013 08:59 PM (z4WKX)

162 And Hawt...

Posted by: Pudenda Pattie at February 05, 2013 08:59 PM (XLuH2)

163 ...and how many modern engineers could build the Coliseum or any other Roman buildings without engineering software and programs,and access to data on stress analysis, fatigue, dynamics, etc.

***

Isn't there a show where they try to do just that?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 08:59 PM (piMMO)

164 Fox has subdued Rove for a while, but now he's back. They should have nixed both him and The Dick!

Posted by: CarolT at February 05, 2013 09:00 PM (z4WKX)

165
Speaking of Romans, I read an entertaining book called "Pagan Holiday" where the author re-traced the travels of Roman tourists.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 05, 2013 09:01 PM (RZ8pf)

166 The Roman's compensated for their lack of structural math by overbuilding, massively overbuilding. They sometimes used 10 times the material needed.

That's why a fair amount of their stuff is still standing.

Posted by: toby928© at February 05, 2013 09:01 PM (QupBk)

167 156 Icedog,

I've not read it, I'll have to find it.

The narcissism of even me...I even try to be disciplined and not play anachronistic games....

CaveMan domesticated the dog, someone harnessed the cow, someone separated citrus from its wild predecessor....

our toys are better, our cups are arguably not much bigger if at all, and our humility in running after new paradigms is if anything less not more.

The Chinese had repeating crossbows in 760 BC....

I'm a tiny bit indian and I mock the Natives uninventing the wheel, but ponder that we've uninvented a LOT over the epochs....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:01 PM (LRFds)

168
That SMOD picture is making the site slow way down. You may want to put it in a link.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 05, 2013 09:02 PM (p/cQy)

169 Laugh all you want but SMASH! is back on tonight and I have been waiting fr what seems like forever.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 09:02 PM (piMMO)

170 @160 steevy- approximately enough gas to fill a medium sized living room.

I'm pretty sure that Osama Bin Laden smells better than my dog right now.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 05, 2013 09:02 PM (X9Mnx)

171 166 Toby 928th,

Maybe, of course I adhere at times to the posit "too much is seldom enough" on structural integrity....

had the WTC been built to ESB specs she may not have imploded....


Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:03 PM (LRFds)

172 Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 08:58 PM (ZolUS)

Eric Hoffer had some related comments about his stint on a WPA project (think it was the Skyline Drive). He said the road building crew would come to a ravine or creek and someone would pull out a pencil and notebook and do some figuring. Pretty soon, the crew would have a plan of action and start moving rocks to build up a roadbed and bridge structure. Before long, they were on the other side and moving on to the next stretch of highway. Today, they would be halted for months while the EPA was studying the bullshit darter impact.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:03 PM (Cnqmv)

173 Roman mortar is more like thin set grout. Stones...very big. Joints...very small...unlike CAC's.

Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 09:04 PM (sa6D2)

174
Not to be too pedantic but shouldn't werefer to SCOD (Sweet Comet of Detah) rather than SMOD? If I were Comet ISON and I heard some bozo callme a meteor I'd aim forthe SOB'sbackyard and ruin hisweekend cookout. Him and everyone in a couple hundred mile radius.
149: Don't bother with Bill O. No change. He beats Ed Schultz but that ain't saying much.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 05, 2013 09:05 PM (pDDTL)

175 Not-so-random thought of the day: Regarding amnesty--I want our illegal alien friends to be forever banned from gun ownership, as they fall under the prohibited categories via the Gun Control Act of 1968, and all of the rest of he categories are basically lifetime bans with no chance of time off for good behavior.

Application for documents by illegal alies will be an admission of inability to ever have a gun, as it will be an admission of having been an ineligible person.

I look forward to this not being part of the bill.

Posted by: Hell on the Wabash at February 05, 2013 09:06 PM (GgOl0)

176 Sven, "Vision of the Anointed" is the only book I've ever read three times. It is definitely my favorite Sowell book...and I think I've read everything he's ever published.

Hell, I'd probably buy his next book if it was just a collection of his shopping lists.

Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 09:06 PM (ZolUS)

177 The thing about the monumental architecture of the past was that it pretty much required slave labor in one form or another because really, who is going to voluntarily spend their entire life pecking at one stone with another stone. Not many high paid artisans at the ancient quarries.

Posted by: toby928© at February 05, 2013 09:07 PM (QupBk)

178 173 Stevo,

You have to figure they grasped something through trial and error about the mechanical properties of pumice and air gapping....

it is a fascinating riddle.

Modern mortar is~50 tensile and has improved immensely since the mid 1800s and is still inferior in many applications to Roman mix....

just astounding work.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:07 PM (LRFds)

179
174 Not to be too pedantic but shouldn't werefer to SCOD (Sweet Comet of Detah) rather than SMOD? If I were Comet ISON and I heard some bozo callme a meteor I'd aim forthe SOB'sbackyard and ruin hisweekend cookout. Him and everyone in a couple hundred mile radius. 149: Don't bother with Bill O. No change. He beats Ed Schultz but that ain't saying much.
Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 05, 2013 09:05 PM (pDDTL)


When SMOD began I suggested supporting the rival candidate - Blissful Comet of Oblivion.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2013 09:07 PM (GULKT)

180 The interstate highway system could not be built today because of the EPA. Oh, it could, but it would take 100 years and 100 trillion dollars. Just a conservative estimate.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 09:08 PM (JgkPs)

181 Same-sex couples to get some military benefits
By Andrew Tilghman - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Feb 5, 2013 15:56:41 EST
The Pentagon will soon offer additional military benefits to same-sex couples, marking the first major expansion since the September 2011 repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” a defense official said.

Those benefits likely will include an array of perks and privileges currently extended to heterosexual spouses, such as access to military bases, commissaries and family services, according to a defense official familiar with the plans. Joint-duty assignments for same-sex, dual-military couples also may be on the list.

But the Pentagon will stop short of offering family housing, health benefits and with-dependents housing allowance rates to same-sex couples. Those benefits are defined by federal law, and the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act still prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

It's so good that money is no object for gay couples since the rest of the defense budget is being gutted?

Posted by: Wilt the stilt at February 05, 2013 09:08 PM (9Bj8R)

182 180 Ronster,

The Highways are part of why we're bones...that was the first example of the Feds getting their hooks DEEP into the states through coercive threats to cash flow.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:09 PM (LRFds)

183

One thing that gives me great comfort is that SMOD figures in the Book of Revelation.

When the third angel blew his trumpet, a large
star burning like a torch fell from the sky. It fell on a third of the rivers and
on the springs of water.

Posted by: Armando at February 05, 2013 09:10 PM (IDypm)

184 'Sup, fappers? Check out this website, dedicated to dog shame.

http://dog-shame.com/

Posted by: Peaches at February 05, 2013 09:11 PM (kpCLl)

185 "That's why a fair amount of their stuff is still standing."

Rome is STILL using some of the aqueducts the original Romans constructed 2000 years ago. Our debt is the only thing we've created that will last that long....

Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 09:11 PM (3qKP/)

186 Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:09 PM (LRFds)



Wasn't it President Military-Industrial Comples Eisenhower that built the Interstates ( or at least laid the framework for them)?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:12 PM (Cnqmv)

187 182 sven

You could be right, but how would we get around without them. I think they were originally constucted to aid the military in time of war. Probably just an excuse.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 09:13 PM (JgkPs)

188 "The Pentagon will soon offer additional military benefits to same-sex couples, marking the first major expansion since the September 2011 repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” a defense official said."

This article is obviously fake...teh JEF and our military leaders assured us this definitely would NOT happen.

Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 09:14 PM (ZolUS)

189 186 Hrothgar,

Yeah Ike saw the need between world wars...

he was a genius....the US routes existed but were less onerous as well as less effective.

The problem is man is inherently a corrupted bastard at heart and the people stopped paying attention to what elected assholes were doing to them and dreaming more of what they hoped they would do "for them"

but for every dime a fed "gives you" he steals a buck's worth of freedom.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:15 PM (LRFds)

190 Maybe one of those comets gave my satellite internet feed a tail lash - and that's why I was reduced to using my 4g tablet to connect to the www. It is terrible to consider how addicted I have become to the virtual world!

Posted by: carolina at February 05, 2013 09:15 PM (oyZpF)

191 I reiterate: the comet should be renamed PONFARR.

Posted by: Bob, Henchman at Large at February 05, 2013 09:15 PM (1efte)

192 I'm going to paint a target in my backyard tomorrow, and pray SMOD will hit us.

Take me, bitch.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 05, 2013 09:15 PM (UOM48)

193 Probably just an excuse.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 09:13 PM (JgkPs)


Yeah, once upon a time, Virginia didn't build a road unless it was paid for. Good time, good times!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:15 PM (Cnqmv)

194 Comet Lemmon...is that the ghey cousin of Don?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 05, 2013 09:16 PM (UOM48)

195
187 182 sven You could be right, but how would we get around without them. I think they were originally constucted to aid the military in time of war. Probably just an excuse.
Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 09:13 PM (JgkPs)


When they were built there was something like requiring 1 mile of straight road every 5 miles. Would then have airstrips in the case of war.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2013 09:16 PM (GULKT)

196 "The Pentagon will soon offer additional military benefits to same-sex couples, marking the first major expansion since the September 2011 repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” a defense official said."

This article is obviously fake...teh JEF and our military leaders assured us this definitely would NOT happen.
Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 09:14 PM (ZolUS)

Wait till they repeal DOMA, it will only get worse

Posted by: Wilt the stilt at February 05, 2013 09:17 PM (9Bj8R)

197 @ 144 Toby,

Congrats on the commie carbine! Please post a range report. Is that a 7.62 x 54 r if I remember your previous posts correctly?

If so, that thing has been known to take out small comets

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at February 05, 2013 09:19 PM (cCxiu)

198 Just found out we have a catastrophic sewer problem in the pipes under the house, with old iron pipes that have basically turned into iron oxide, i.e., rust. Low bid: $5100 and that's not including patching the tile and maybe having to replace the new sink cabinet that I installed in fucking December.

I've got my downpayment in, but it'd be cool if SMOD could save me 50%.

Posted by: jakeman at February 05, 2013 09:19 PM (96M6e)

199 150
save liberty, knee a reporter's nuts.
Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 08:55 PM (LRFds)

First, you'd actually have to find them...

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 05, 2013 09:19 PM (53riN)

200 Comet Lemmon...is that the ghey cousin of Don?

**

No. but the dust trail left behind will mellow you out for hours.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 09:19 PM (piMMO)

201

Check out these fine upstanding Obama youth on drudge

http://tinyurl.com/a5ztegf

What an awesome video

Makes me so proud of our country and what its becoming.


SOmebody gimme a lobster dinner.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 05, 2013 09:19 PM (+OTLF)

202 Rome is STILL using some of the aqueducts the
original Romans constructed 2000 years ago. Our debt is the only thing
we've created that will last that long....

Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 09:11 PM (3qKP/)

I repudiate the debt. I did not spend it. I did not ask for the benefits of it. I have been railing against it since I came of age. That debt belongs on the heads of Democrats, and I look forward to the days when we can have their heads in exchange for it.




Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:20 PM (bb5+k)

203 Well it was a combination of things...yes the Military utility was a justification and it is hardly "an excuse" my problems with it are that the feds willfully refuse to build durable highways, they use them for coercive control of the states, they are made for political not economic reasons, they are not self-funding anymore.

The main economic impact was the ability to readjust logistics and efficiency in services and supply chains leading to increased economic integration.....

the downside is that it has led to urban decay in non competitive areas, of course 'happily" Free Shit Army was born in the wake of the realignment so "there's that"....

I'm a federalist....I favor small govt but I know that the Interstates *should* work and i know they do not....

you laugh bitterly to keep from screaming

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:21 PM (LRFds)

204 Jakeman,

Consider a grinder pump with a ~1.5 inch black plastic line, if your community allows it.

Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 09:21 PM (sa6D2)

205 LMAO!!!

BCochran was playing around with a hashtag over at twitter and mentioned Keith Olberman. Queef got pissed and tweeted him back. Well, he couldn't leave well enough alone and mocked BC for actually working for a living!

Unbelievable!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 09:22 PM (piMMO)

206 98
OK, so I actually have a smallish (8inch diameter I think) Bushnellrefracting telescope. And my new house has 0 streetlights.
But I lost the little mirror attachment that comes out of the end in a "L" shape (so you can use the eye pieces) as a result it won't focus now (being that I'm about 6 inches or whatever off the focal length.)
Anyone know where I can pick up a replacement?
Posted by: tsrblke at February 05, 2013 08:38 PM (GaqMa)


There are a number of companies that sell telescope parts and components. It sounds like ou're describing a "star diagonal". Search for that on the internet. Orion Telescopes is a good source for parts.

BTW, an 8" reflector is a fairly moderate-sized but respectable telescope. An 8" refractor is fucking enormous and probably costs more than your car.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 09:22 PM (sdi6R)

207 Whoa... 8.0 earthquake off the Solomon Islands, 6.4 aftershock. Report of destroyed villages, not clear if from quake or tsunami.

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at February 05, 2013 09:22 PM (1Y+hH)

208 206
If you have a permanent observatory dome installed in your backyard, then you probably have an 8" refractor.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 09:24 PM (sdi6R)

209
Posted by: jakeman at February 05, 2013 09:19 PM (96M6e)

I know the feeling!
Clay sewer lateral is shifting! Luckily the City I live in has lateral insurance, but we still could be looking at a cool $1000 on our part to fix it (and that assumes everything is outside the house. We have cast iron underneath the house and it may go sooner rather than later.)

Posted by: tsrblke at February 05, 2013 09:25 PM (GaqMa)

210 Tsunami?

I love number puzzles.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 05, 2013 09:25 PM (qqZuQ)

211 Consider a grinder pump with a ~1.5 inch black plastic line, if your community allows it.

After getting a couple of bids, it comes down to having a hole cut in the master bath and another in the 2nd bath, and then they feed a polypropylene (I think) pipe between them and join everything. With luck, the pipe from the kitchen that ties in is good to go.

Posted by: jakeman at February 05, 2013 09:25 PM (96M6e)

212 Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 05, 2013 09:05 PM (pDDTL)

Thanks Jim, I won't waste my time on Bill O.

Posted by: CarolT at February 05, 2013 09:25 PM (z4WKX)

213 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 09:22 PM (piMMO)


No Kidding? Our boy cranked up Olberdouche? Ace should award him with the Platinum package.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 05, 2013 09:26 PM (l86i3)

214 Anybody see Rove on Hannity tap dancing like a minstral?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 05, 2013 09:27 PM (l86i3)

215 Posted by: jakeman at February 05, 2013 09:19 PM (96M6e)


I feel your pain. I just got informed that, with high probability, a bypass interstate connector is "planned" (read wired contracts) within less than a mile of my home and property, essentially dooming my ability to ever sell this PoS, or recoup my investment in it. This in spite of the designation of the entire area as a rural conservation area. I hate three classes of people: Lawyers, Developers, and Politicians.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:28 PM (Cnqmv)

216 214 OSP,

no is he doing the "texan" two step and trying to dodge his slapping the Tea party around?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:28 PM (LRFds)

217 No Kidding? Our boy cranked up Olberdouche? Ace should award him with the Platinum package.

***

Check it out:

https://twitter.com/BrentCochran1

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 09:29 PM (piMMO)

218 215 Hrothgar,

I-83?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:29 PM (LRFds)

219 Speaking of douches, Glenn Beck was talking Douche Awards today. Kinda funny...for Beck. Was stuck in the car so I had to listen.

Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 09:29 PM (sa6D2)

220 minstral?
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 05, 2013 09:27 PM (l86i3)


Spelling Correction: menstrual

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 05, 2013 09:29 PM (qqZuQ)

221 no is he doing the "texan" two step and trying to dodge his slapping the Tea party around?
Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:28 PM (LRFds)

Didn't work on me. He was doing that same Buckley the most conservative that can win Bullshit. Old song, hard to dance to.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 05, 2013 09:29 PM (l86i3)

222 Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:29 PM (LRFds)

No. Don't think it has an I- designation yet.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:31 PM (Cnqmv)

223 First, the odds it would hit Earth were millions to one. Then thousands. then.....

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 05, 2013 09:31 PM (QLJPW)

224 We have cast iron underneath the house and it may go sooner rather than later.

With every house purchase, we have learned an expensive lesson. We're now on House #5, so it adds up to an MBA in credits, I believe. Latest lesson is "have a plumber scope your pipes before you buy, so you can at least get some credits when the inevitable happens."

The good news is that we hate the tile in the bathrooms, and the previous owner did a shitty job setting them, so no great loss there...other than the time and aggravation it's going to take me to re-do it.

Posted by: jakeman at February 05, 2013 09:31 PM (96M6e)

225 221 OSP,

I'm at a loss they are acting like "all we're standing for is fiscal responsibility and spending"....uh "really?"

Where the fuck is this GOP you're speaking of Mickey Cantor, Karl Rove?

I've never fucking seen it....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:31 PM (LRFds)

226 222 Hrothgar,

Oh okay I-83 is causing drama as they finally try to create a cut through to the beach in SC via NC....

Interstates are always high drama and very much Eminent Domain beasts....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:33 PM (LRFds)

227 Didn't work on me. He was doing that same Buckley the most conservative that can win Bullshit. Old song, hard to dance to.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 05, 2013 09:29 PM (l86i3)


Heard that Faux had dropped him--guess they haven't weaned him from the Faux teat yet. Hannity is also impossible for me to watch or listen to (but I must not have a lot of company as he has both TV and radio gigs M-F).

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:33 PM (Cnqmv)

228 "Don't Panic. Hopes Comin'"

Pretty sure this was a Sam and Dave song.

For your listening pleasure...

http://tinyurl.com/35n6cg

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 05, 2013 09:33 PM (4Mv1T)

229 Hrothgar, that sucks. I mean, at least my situation is "natural" in the respect that a bad engineering decision resulted in chemical decay. In yours, it's frigging know-it-alls screwing you.

Posted by: jakeman at February 05, 2013 09:34 PM (96M6e)

230
"And, if not, anyone with a big instrument will have a helluva year."

If you have a big instrument, you'll always have a helluva year.

Posted by: disa at February 05, 2013 09:34 PM (R+h7Q)

231 Latest update indicates that a tsunamiwas, indeed generated.

http://1.usa.gov/VCBosF

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 09:34 PM (piMMO)

232 Heard that Faux had dropped him--guess they haven't weaned him from the Faux teat yet. Hannity is also impossible for me to watch or listen to (but I must not have a lot of company as he has both TV and radio gigs M-F).
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:33 PM (Cnqmv)


Even if he was dropped he's likely to still show up since he runs that PAC.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2013 09:35 PM (GULKT)

233 231 NDH,

Uh er Uncle Jan dial up Mik'al'Moor and Krispy Kreme....

Wonder Twin Powers activate....

//Ogabe

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:35 PM (LRFds)

234 95 There was also Hyakutake, in 1996. I was lucky enough to get a great view of it...absolutely beautiful.
Posted by: Delayna at February 05, 2013 08:38 PM (KnC4k)


Yes indeed. It was gorgeous. For about three nights it was high overhead with a long tail, and absolutely dominated the night sky. It was a small comet, but passed close to Earth.

In 1997 Hale-Bopp was a bigger comet, but it didn't come so close to us. However, it was visible to the naked eye for about 9 months, which broke the record set by the Great Comet of 1811, which was apparently mentioned in "War and Peace", although I haven't read that book.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 09:35 PM (sdi6R)

235
Heard that Faux had dropped him--guess they haven't weaned him from the Faux teat yet. Hannity is also impossible for me to watch or listen to (but I must not have a lot of company as he has both TV and radio gigs M-F).
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:33 PM (Cnqmv)


Hannity is the default until the oldest child goes to bed. Then it's DVRd NCIS.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on KINDLE finally at February 05, 2013 09:36 PM (l86i3)

236 Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:33 PM (LRFds)

Yes, eminent domain is a ferocious beast even when being handled by sane people. Wielded by the current crop of pols, it is a danger to the republic. Good thing that ownership of private property is on the wane.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:36 PM (Cnqmv)

237 Here, it is dangerous to go alone.

Take this towel.

Posted by: Ford Prefect at February 05, 2013 09:36 PM (Vk2pI)

238 SMOD just did me in, in the form of that YouTube vid recommended by rdbrewer over on the side. The Zeppelin tribute, shot of TFG and Mooch in the audience, some fat girl thinking she was channeling Robert Plant.



There's times you just gotta say, the original was it.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at February 05, 2013 09:37 PM (PH+2B)

239 jakeman, those scope jobs are relatively cheap and can save a bunch of money. I would scope any main drain if the property is over 10 years old. Clay soil, insufficient compaction and tree roots can wreck havoc onmains.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 09:38 PM (JgkPs)

240 What's cool are those cave paintings that show a massive comet in the sky.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 05, 2013 09:40 PM (QLJPW)

241 238 I hear you. TFG kilt it for me too, for a moment. Otherwise really was an outstanding performance. If Page, Plant Jones are nodding in approval, it's good.

Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 09:40 PM (sa6D2)

242 SMOD just did me in, in the form of that YouTube vid recommended by rdbrewer over on the side. The Zeppelin tribute, shot of TFG and Mooch in the audience, some fat girl thinking she was channeling Robert Plant.

There's times you just gotta say, the original was it.

Posted by: The littl shyning man at February 05, 2013 09:37 PM (PH+2B)


is it me, or did Jimmy Page steal some of Nancy Pelosi's botox?

Posted by: Zombie Peter Grant at February 05, 2013 09:41 PM (Vk2pI)

243 Heard that Faux had dropped him--guess they haven't
weaned him from the Faux teat yet. Hannity is also impossible for me to
watch or listen to (but I must not have a lot of company as he has both
TV and radio gigs M-F).


Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:33 PM (Cnqmv)


I find him irritating and seldom listen to him.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:41 PM (bb5+k)

244 ampersand nazi got me.

Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 09:41 PM (sa6D2)

245 243 Diogenes Lamp,

You're a GREAT American...risky scheme risky...scheme....

//Hannitard

We were discussing george Will earlier and God help me if Will and VDH are for our geniuses Hannity is for our short bus.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:42 PM (LRFds)

246
I don't mean to change the subject, but has anuone commented on the "Rachel Corrie Remembrance Day" in the side bar?

lmao

Posted by: cicero skip at February 05, 2013 09:43 PM (85Z8S)

247 jakeman, those scope jobs are relatively cheap and can save a bunch of money. I would scope any main drain if the property is over 10 years old.

Exactamundo. Our house was built circa 1950, and there was a crack running for several feet that we surely would have known about. Spending $100-200 to have it scoped would have been a great investment. Hindsight, like my Lasik-surgeried eyes, is better than 20/20.

Posted by: jakeman at February 05, 2013 09:43 PM (96M6e)

248 "...is it me, or did Jimmy Page steal some of Nancy Pelosi's botox?"

Ye shall not question the gods!!

Posted by: Icedog at February 05, 2013 09:43 PM (ZolUS)

249 ampersand nazi got me.


Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 09:41 PM (sa6D2)

What is this thing about ampersands? I see references to it occasionally, but i'm not following.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:44 PM (bb5+k)

250

Above this line are twelve ampersands. ...or supposed to be.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 05, 2013 09:45 PM (4Mv1T)

251 Posted by: jakeman at February 05, 2013 09:43 PM (96M6e)

Not sure I trust home inspectors these days, but you cannot do without one!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:45 PM (Cnqmv)

252 They do not appear, even though thouest typeth them.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 05, 2013 09:45 PM (4Mv1T)

253 240 What's cool are those cave paintings that show a massive comet in the sky.
Posted by: USS Diversity at February 05, 2013 09:40 PM (QLJPW)


I forget where I read it, but supposedly about 8-9000 years ago, swastika-like pictograms suddenly started appearing in cultures all over the world. One theory is that a comet passed very close to Earth, so that its nucleus surrounded by curving jets of material was visible to the naked eye.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 09:46 PM (sdi6R)

254 pixy kilt these---> & , when javascript is on.

Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 09:46 PM (sa6D2)

255
249 ampersand nazi got me.Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 09:41 PM (sa6D2) What is this thing about ampersands? I see references to it occasionally, but i'm not following.
Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:44 PM (bb5+k)


Try and use one. Depending on what browser and settings your using its likely to not show up.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2013 09:47 PM (GULKT)

256 so if a smallish comet say the size of a football field hit ashington dc and wiped out our government....what would we do


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 05, 2013 08:44 PM (+OTLF)

First thought that comes to mind is that, come April, there would be fifty cent's worth of postage stamps you wouldn't have to buy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2013 09:47 PM (673KB)

257
We were discussing george Will earlier and God help me if Will and VDH are for our geniuses Hannity is for our short bus.


Posted by: sven10077 at February 05, 2013 09:42 PM (LRFds)

Love reading George Will (though I sometimes disagree with his analysis) and love reading Victor Davis Hanson. I used to enjoy Ann Coulter, but I have lost a great deal of respect for her.

I also love reading anything by Walter Williams. We really do have some wonderful intellectual firepower on our side. Too bad the national narrative is comedy and sight gags.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:47 PM (bb5+k)

258 A comet's tail has very little matter in it.

It's all show.

Posted by: eman at February 05, 2013 09:47 PM (j7rp0)

259 Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:44 PM (bb5+k)


Ampersands:
It is to laugh!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:47 PM (Cnqmv)

260 I want them all to his MARS!

Though if they did, it would be extremely creepy, because... math.

But how awesome would it be? We'd have a manned mission planned for the Red Planet the very next day.

Posted by: Synova at February 05, 2013 09:47 PM (7/PU+)

261 I don't mean to change the subject, but has anuone commented on the "Rachel Corrie Remembrance Day" in the side bar?



lmao

Posted by: cicero skip at February 05, 2013 09:43 PM (85Z8S)


De mortuis nihil nisi bonum

That being said, it's good that she's dead.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:48 PM (bb5+k)

262 What if they are Alien invasion vessels disguised as comets?

That's not fair.

Posted by: eman at February 05, 2013 09:49 PM (j7rp0)

263 Effin Hannity hearts in the right place but insufferable to listen to.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at February 05, 2013 09:49 PM (mqCRO)

264 Not sure I trust home inspectors these days, but you cannot do without one!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:45 PM (Cnqmv)


I've seenthe results of one and watched one. I guess it depends on the individual, but they miss a lot of problems. If you don't know anything about constuction, wiring and plumbing, it is probably a good idea to hire one.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 09:50 PM (JgkPs)

265 262 eman
What if they are Alien invasion vessels disguised as comets?


That's what the Heaven's Gate folks thought, more or less. They said that the alien spaceship was hiding behind Comet Hale-Bopp.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 09:51 PM (sdi6R)

266 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 09:51 PM (piMMO)

267
Heard that Faux had dropped him--guess they haven't

weaned him from the Faux teat yet

I heard that they rehired him = new contract a week or so ago.

Posted by: carolina at February 05, 2013 09:52 PM (WQ+JZ)

268 ε


How's this?


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:52 PM (bb5+k)

269 That's what the Heaven's Gate folks thought, more or less. They said that the alien spaceship was hiding behind Comet Hale-Bopp.
Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 09:51 PM (sdi6R)


And they believed it told them to castrate themselves.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2013 09:52 PM (GULKT)

270 Okay, now i'll try the regular one.

















Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:53 PM (bb5+k)

271 I'll try this one.








Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:54 PM (bb5+k)

272 Are these barrel worth attempts at ampersand abuse? I can't tell because I can't see them, even though I KNOW they are there.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 05, 2013 09:55 PM (4Mv1T)

273 Posted by: carolina at February 05, 2013 09:52 PM (WQ+JZ)


Yet another reason to not watch Fox.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:55 PM (Cnqmv)

274 I guess it depends on the individual, but they miss
a lot of problems. If you don't know anything about constuction, wiring
and plumbing, it is probably a good idea to hire one.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 09:50 PM (JgkPs)

Read the "home inspection service" disclaimer and see all the potential problems they insulate themselves from (like, anything they can't see by taking a quick glance). I've always thought it made better sense to bring in a plumber, an electrician, a structural engineer and maybe a roofer. But, wtf do I know?

Posted by: Peaches at February 05, 2013 09:55 PM (kpCLl)

275 269 buzzion

And they believed it told them to castrate themselves.


No, they believed it told them to commit suicide. They had already castrated themselves long before.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 09:55 PM (sdi6R)

276 Barrel "worthy" dammit

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 05, 2013 09:55 PM (4Mv1T)

277 Well, at least this version works.



ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε



ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε




ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε ε

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:55 PM (bb5+k)

278 Earthquake location seems to be in general vicinity of op area where USS Hornet sunk and Enterprise clobbered, Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, Oct. 1942.

Posted by: Hell on the Wabash at February 05, 2013 09:56 PM (GgOl0)

279 Feminists glorifying one night stand
Interstate projects stealing land
Things are going last as O planned...

But at least I can type an ampersand.
&&&&&&&&

Posted by: Mindful STILL banned on the desktop at February 05, 2013 09:56 PM (Jh9QN)

280











.

Posted by: Marcel Marceau at February 05, 2013 09:56 PM (jucos)

281 Oh how I wish to use it, but the ampersand just mocks me.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 05, 2013 09:56 PM (Fz2C7)

282 Hot Fudge Sundae on a Tuesdae this week.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 05, 2013 09:57 PM (QLJPW)

283
And they believed it told them to castrate themselves.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2013 09:52 PM (GULKT)


Ah ha! The Aliens really WERE intelligent life! The Heavens gate people? Not so much.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 09:57 PM (bb5+k)

284 Cool, backwards threes.

Posted by: Gumby Backward Land at February 05, 2013 09:57 PM (sa6D2)

285 Posted by: Marcel Marceau at February 05, 2013 09:56 PM (jucos)

Must you always shout?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 05, 2013 09:57 PM (xKC/c)

286 For want of an & the kingdom was lost!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 05, 2013 09:57 PM (Cnqmv)

287 Yay! I'm in DC....and yuck, this place is a dump. Now then...let's just see what sort of hash I get from this place.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 05, 2013 09:58 PM (s/ydT)

288 I met Alan Hale once, BTW.

The comet discoverer, not the Skipper.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 09:58 PM (sdi6R)

289 JUST as O planned

autoincorrect on demand

Posted by: Mindful STILL banned on the desktop at February 05, 2013 09:58 PM (Jh9QN)

290 My hash is via Norfuck.

Posted by: sTevo at February 05, 2013 09:59 PM (sa6D2)

291 >>>And they believed it told them to castrate themselves

My urologist was happy to oblige after the wife said "Enough with the babies.", and Blue Cross was happy to pay for it.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 05, 2013 09:59 PM (4Mv1T)

292 274 peaches

I think that would be a good plan. Probably cost more and probably worth the cost. Only problem I see with that plan is a dishonest person in any of those categories could take advantage of the buyer by trying to sell the buyer his services. Of couse the buyer can always get a second opinion.

Posted by: Ronster at February 05, 2013 10:00 PM (JgkPs)

293 Time for a justified ampersand!

PS - I was kidding about the comet tail-whip messing up my www. However, I think that comet dust does include charged particles = interference.

Posted by: carolina at February 05, 2013 10:00 PM (EFeV9)

294 I met Alan Hale once, BTW.

The comet discoverer, not the Skipper.
Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 09:58 PM (sdi6R)
-------------------------------------------------------
You got gyped. I would have been more impressed had you said you met the skipper.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 05, 2013 10:00 PM (jucos)

295
My urologist was happy to oblige after the wife said "Enough with the babies.", and Blue Cross was happy to pay for it.

===================

Hurt? Anything I should know? I'm next.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 05, 2013 10:01 PM (QLJPW)

296
291 >>>And they believed it told them to castrate themselvesMy urologist was happy to oblige after the wife said "Enough with the babies.", and Blue Cross was happy to pay for it.
Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 05, 2013 09:59 PM (4Mv1T)


You need a new urologist. Maybe one that doesn't work ona steer farm.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2013 10:02 PM (GULKT)

297 287
Yay! I'm in DC....and yuck, this place is a dump. Now then...let's just see what sort of hash I get from this place.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 05, 2013 09:58 PM (s/ydT)


What brought you to the dump?

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at February 05, 2013 10:02 PM (vu/88)

298


My hash is via Norfuck.

Mine's Alexandria, a hotel...so I suppose anyone that posts from here would have the same.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 05, 2013 10:02 PM (s/ydT)

299 Our energies are too dispersed.
These threads seem stale to me.
I'm waiting for the race for "first"
on Ace's ONT.

Posted by: Mindful STILL banned on the desktop at February 05, 2013 10:03 PM (Bfbpz)

300 I'm skittish.

Posted by: Shooting Blanks At The Range at February 05, 2013 10:03 PM (sa6D2)

301 Mine's Alexandria, a hotel...so I suppose anyone that posts from here would have the same.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 05, 2013 10:02 PM (s/ydT)


Hey! Alexandria isn't a dump! (Well, most of it isn't.)

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at February 05, 2013 10:04 PM (vu/88)

302

What brought you to the dump?

Work. I'll be replacing and/or repairingfailed sensors....they detect gun shots, so you know I'll be in the Very Bestest neighborhoods.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 05, 2013 10:04 PM (s/ydT)

303 Hey! Alexandria isn't a dump! (Well, most of it isn't.)
Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at February 05, 2013 10:04 PM (vu/8
--------------------------------------------------------
I'd rather be in Alexandria than across the river.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 05, 2013 10:05 PM (jucos)

304 Actually I did meet Alan Hale the Skipper. I was about 8 y.o. and he was in my hometown for a month or so filming "The Giant Spider Invasion".

Posted by: lowandslow at February 05, 2013 10:05 PM (Fz2C7)

305

Hey! Alexandria isn't a dump! (Well, most of it isn't.)

Alexandria seems ok....it's DC that's the dump.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 05, 2013 10:06 PM (s/ydT)

306 ont up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 05, 2013 10:06 PM (piMMO)

307 I will be in Springfield later this year. Just inside the beltway.

Posted by: Shooting Blanks At The Range at February 05, 2013 10:07 PM (sa6D2)

308 Alexandria seems ok....it's DC that's the dump.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 05, 2013 10:06 PM (s/ydT)


There are some areas of DC that are nice. Hope all goes well while you're in the not-so-lovely parts of town.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at February 05, 2013 10:08 PM (vu/88)

309 Actually I did meet Alan Hale the Skipper. I was about 8 y.o. and he was in my hometown for a month or so filming "The Giant Spider Invasion".
Posted by: lowandslow at February 05, 2013 10:05 PM (Fz2C7)
---------------------------------------------------------
Alright NOW I'm impressed. I once rode an elevator with Charles Nelson Reilly.... in San Diego.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 05, 2013 10:08 PM (jucos)

310 Hurt? Anything I should know? I'm next.

I can't speak for others, including guys I used to work with who refused, and one who got his wife pregnant when they had grown kids because he was chicken shit, and she is an OBGYN.

I had it done when I was 40 after boy #2, at wife's behest. The "procedure" was done at 2PM. I was back at the office by 4PM, walking like I just got down off Trigger after a 1300 mile cattle drive.

Only real aggravation is when the hair grows back. Like wearing burlap BVDs, oh and when your 5 year old smacks you in ground zero, which usually hurts anyway.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 05, 2013 10:08 PM (4Mv1T)

311
What brought you to the dump?


Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at February 05, 2013 10:02 PM (vu/8


I'm actually interested in contacting someone in Washington (of a conservative persuasion) who might do some research at the national archives for me. (Paid, if necessary.)



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 05, 2013 10:08 PM (bb5+k)

312 ONT up and now there's an echo in here.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 05, 2013 10:10 PM (4Mv1T)

313

I'm actually interested in contacting someone in Washington (of a conservative persuasion) who might do some research at the national archives for me. (Paid, if necessary.)

Yep, I checked. Obumbles is still in the WH.

That'll be five hundred clams.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 05, 2013 10:11 PM (s/ydT)

314
295 My urologist was happy to oblige after the wife said "Enough with the babies.", and Blue Cross was happy to pay for it.===================Hurt? Anything I should know? I'm next.
Posted by: USS Diversity at February 05, 2013 10:01 PM (QLJPW)


Yes there is definitely something you should know about. Know the difference between castration and vasectomy. VERY IMPORTANT!

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2013 10:11 PM (GULKT)

315 The ONT came up so I posted this there, where it was promptly ignored. So I'll repost it here, where I originally intended to and where it belongs.

Comet Hyakutake in 1996 and Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997 were treats for Northern Hemisphere observers.

But there have been a couple of good ones in the Southern Hemisphere in recent years:

Comet McNaught in 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2006_P1

Comet Lovejoy in 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2011_W3_(Lovejoy)

This photo of McNaught on January 20, 2007 is the most beautiful comet photo I've ever seen:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/Sat_comet_WEB.jpg

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 10:33 PM (sdi6R)

316 Hey CAC, aren't you newly married?Instead of hoping for SMOD, you youngins should do something about this mess... Just saying...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 05, 2013 10:43 PM (9+ccr)

317 Just for the record:

Comet Hyakutake in 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Hyakutake

Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Hale–Bopp

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2013 10:58 PM (sdi6R)

318 I grew up with Peri Gilpin (Roz on Frazier). She's a sweetheart and not at all like her character. I'm close to one of her sisters and I usually see Peri when she comes to Dallas.

I'm not a TV watcher and had only seen Frazier a couple of times until my wife started watching back-to-back reruns last year. It was a bit strange at first because I've never thought of Peri as a famous person.

Posted by: Name withheld at February 06, 2013 12:57 AM (1DpQI)

319 An 8" refractor is fucking enormous and probably costs more than your car.

House if you add the mount.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Prada at February 06, 2013 08:46 AM (Z5BDI)

320
What was it in the Bible? signs in the skies, wars and rumors of war?

Got both. In spades. Lovely. Oh, yes, and I call the pale horse when it is time to ride. He sat a pale horse, and his name was Death, and Hell followed.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at February 06, 2013 09:12 AM (1hM1d)

321 Hey, I've got a big instrument. 10" of throbbing Newtonian.

Posted by: Chris M at February 06, 2013 11:37 AM (b3vSq)






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