Overnight Open Thread (2-17-2013)

Since I'm currently traveling to Florida tonight's ONT will be a movie night. This evening's feature presentation is Zulu (1964) starring Michael Caine in his first major movie role.

It recounts the Battle of Rorke's Drift which took place on Jan. 22 1879 in what is now South Africa. A Zulu army had just destroyed a British column of several thousand men and now the only force left defending British territory was a small garrison at Rorke's Drift led by two lieutenants. Consisting of just 150 men, some of them wounded, they made hasty defenses and over the course of 12 hours managed to fight off repeated attacks by over 4,000 Zulu warriors.

By dawn nearly every British soldier was wounded and they were down to their last rounds of ammunition - but the Zulus had retreated back into Zululand leaving hundreds of their dead. 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders of Rorke's Drift, the most ever given out to a regiment in a single battle.

I had seen bits of this movie over the years but only saw the full thing a few months ago and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I can see why it made Michael Caine a star. Some of the attacks and deaths seem quick and gore-less by today's standards but overall the movie is well done and slowly builds up the tension until the final battle. And yes it has some boobehs in it. It took a few liberties with historical details (often portraying men as worse than they were) but still remained true to the actual history of the battle and gave the Zulu impi their due.

The Zulu warriors of the time were fierce, disciplined, able to march up to 50 miles at a time, and had good leaders; They were probably the most formidable native army the British ever faced. The battle of Rorke's Drift was cited by Victor Davis Hanson in his book, Carnage and Culture, as a landmark battle demonstrating the superiority of Western military tactics - in particular disciplined group defenses and volleys of aimed fire - over all other existing military traditions of the time.

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Comments

1 Yay! I'm back on the sockpuppet top 10!

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:08 PM (mCvL4)

2 And here. Or as O'barky says, 'Present".

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 17, 2013 10:08 PM (4Mv1T)

3 Mindy McCready Dead of a suicide

Posted by: perdogg at February 17, 2013 10:08 PM (ziD3M)

4 Love this movie. Love the music. Particularly the Zulu chants. Love the Sgt. Major.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at February 17, 2013 10:08 PM (WVMUQ)

5 Maet, what part of the Sunshine State are you visiting?

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:08 PM (mCvL4)

6 And I unbanned myself! Yea me! I know you all were waiting for this news with breathless anticipation.

Posted by: Mr. Alu Fods at February 17, 2013 10:08 PM (XO+H6)

7 First? I am first now,but I know others are typing same word too!
Second?

Posted by: CarolT at February 17, 2013 10:09 PM (z4WKX)

8 hi all
congratulations sven, down to 25.9 posts per hour

Posted by: chemjeff at February 17, 2013 10:09 PM (BBWjt)

9 also it introduced Michael Caine.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at February 17, 2013 10:09 PM (pUqSw)

10 I'll be on my way to Florida next Sunday. I prefer to arrive via Ft Lauderdale over Miami.

Posted by: sTevo at February 17, 2013 10:10 PM (VMcEw)

11 This can be misunderstood;

Danica wins Daytona 500 pole position

http://tinyurl.com/a6a52k6

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:11 PM (mCvL4)

12 Danica can win my pole position any time she wants

Posted by: chemjeff at February 17, 2013 10:12 PM (BBWjt)

13 I shall endeavour to not break the blog tonight.

g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson, fresh from The Barrel™ at February 17, 2013 10:12 PM (JMmQ9)

14 Great movie choice!

That's also a great book by VDH.

Posted by: Catmman at February 17, 2013 10:12 PM (C8XlI)

15 Yep.
Good 'un.
Instructive, too.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 10:12 PM (1V6Pv)

16 Aren't there 2 movie versions of Rorkes Drift,this one and Zulu Dawn?

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2013 10:13 PM (9XBK2)

17 Is God throwing rocks at us?

Fireballs reported in skies above Cuba and California

http://tinyurl.com/dxbnfja

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:13 PM (mCvL4)

18 Danica wins Daytona 500 pole position


Let's see, if you position the pole in a fashion that fits..................
Yeah that can be misunderstood.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 17, 2013 10:13 PM (ZOf1l)

19 >5 [515 comments] 'Jones in CO'



DAMMIT

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:14 PM (8sCoq)

20 Color Sergeant Bourne was not as old as the movie presented him. He was in fact quite young, and re-enlisted to fight in WWI. He received an honorary commission and retired at the rank of Lt. Col. He was the last surviving veteran of Rorke's Drift passing away at the age of 91 in 1945.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2013 10:14 PM (LZ4nS)

21 The soundtrack of Zulu was so good that you hear one of the chants again as filler in the opening attack sequence of Gladiator.

Posted by: Panhandler at February 17, 2013 10:14 PM (rZ5RE)

22 14 I shall endeavour to not break the blog tonight.
******

So we can say, "Endeavor to preserve"?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:15 PM (qqZuQ)

23 Aren't there 2 movie versions of Rorkes Drift,this one and Zulu Dawn?

Zulu Dawn's about the previous battle at Isandlawana.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 17, 2013 10:15 PM (lMZvt)

24 It is a "forced march" of 50 miles a day without shoes. Not really sure how far they could go without resupply.

Posted by: edmund at February 17, 2013 10:15 PM (qvIc6)

25 My favorite Michael Caine role, silly as it sounds? Second Hand Lions. My family loves that. We'd all lay in the floor every holiday for several years and watch it, again.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 17, 2013 10:15 PM (4Mv1T)

26 So the Devil Made a Politician

http://tinyurl.com/ajymuzn


"So on the ninth day the devil looked up and said 'How do I destroy God's planned paradise? I need a person with no morals.' So the Devil made a politician."

'I need somebody with his hand out, and a what have you done for me lately attitude;' so the Devil made a politician."

'I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a lobbyist or a hooker eating great meals and drinking fine wines,' so the Devil made a politician."

'I need somebody that can look you in the eye and with a straight face outright lie to you,' so the Devil made a politician.

"I need somebody that can send your sons and daughters off to war without thinking of the consequences and be able to go home and sleep at night.' so the devil made a politician."

'I need someone that can tax hard work and create fees and obstacles, so the lazy or unwilling can live a good life,' so the Devil made a politician.

"But thankfully, God not only made the farmer he (she) also made the teacher, soldier, carpenter, mason, fireman and all the other hard-working good people to keep the devil and his minions in check."

God bless America and the people that make it great.



Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:16 PM (mCvL4)

27
This can be misunderstood;

Danica wins Daytona 500 pole position >>

A better headline is:
Danica to drive the pole on the 24th.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 17, 2013 10:16 PM (qo244)

28 I received quite an education at an early age watching the Zulu maidens at the beginning of the movie.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2013 10:16 PM (LZ4nS)

29 18 Is God throwing rocks at us?

*******

No, God's aim would have been better.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:16 PM (qqZuQ)

30 I lived on Chartreuse, Dunhills, coffee and cocaine for a while, too. Good times, though they probably made my



Posted by: oblig.'s rapidly mineralizing amygdala at February 17, 2013 10:16 PM (cePv8)

31 Zulu is one of my favorite war movies. I suspect the post-modernists out there hate it.

Posted by: puddleglum at February 17, 2013 10:17 PM (lNYy5)

32 Michael Caine does an excellent Michael Caine impression.

Posted by: eman at February 17, 2013 10:17 PM (brZFd)

33 so where the fuck are Peaches and MissTammy?

Posted by: yankeefifth at February 17, 2013 10:17 PM (Z9EHQ)

34 One of my favorite war films of all times - Zulu was even more impressive when you realize that it was filmed (more or less) on site, and that the Zulu king and warriors on screen were the real thing, not actors. I've often wondered what the white actors thought when they saw the all-too realistically armed Zulu warriors advancing across those fields.

If you really want to ruin the whole high you get from the film, read the lengthy list of errors and mistakes linked on the movie's Wiki page. Bunch of killjoys. Accurate killjoys, but killjoys nonetheless.

Posted by: John the Baptist at February 17, 2013 10:17 PM (cl7tN)

35 24 Ah,yeah I think you are right.The Zulus had a conscription system by age.The impi who attacked at Islandwana were the younger warriors.Rorke's Drift was attacked by the older "reservist" types.

Posted by: steevy at February 17, 2013 10:17 PM (9XBK2)

36 Here is my "News of the Week" compilation of the news

http://politicalhat.com/?p=1471

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 17, 2013 10:18 PM (Vk2pI)

37 It reminds me of mu mis spent youth. I saw that movie as a Kid.

After that we used to play 'ZULU". Half the kids armed with spears (broom sticks with pocket knives electrical taped to them) vs the other half with BB guns. It was the next natural escalation in the "Great Dirt Clog Wars".

The adults caught us before anyone was seriously injured, put a stop to it and we spent the rest of the year doing chores!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_Bean at February 17, 2013 10:18 PM (cCxiu)

38 "Mindy McCready Dead of a suicide"

Yeah nobody saw that coming, and by nobody I mean everybody.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 17, 2013 10:18 PM (Fz2C7)

39 Before each attack, they did a little dance.

I also wondered if the dance with the girls with the little shields in the beginning was a bit child porny. Those girls looked to be about 13-14 years old.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at February 17, 2013 10:18 PM (6J6x7)

40 18 Is God throwing rocks at us?



God doesn't throw rocks. He reigns down fire.


Say what you will, subtlety is not in God's repertoire.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2013 10:18 PM (GEICT)

41 Posted by: perdogg at February 17, 2013 10:08 PM (ziD3M)

I'm not surprised...well, slightly surprised it didn't happen sooner. She had some serious, serious issues. There was a point a few years ago that we thought she may have turned a corner, but then she took another nose-dive. All in all, very sad, she was quite talented.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2013 10:19 PM (CgcOa)

42 Hunter Thompson isn't addicted. He just really really likes the smell of cocaine.

Posted by: wattyler1381 at February 17, 2013 10:19 PM (F2Vrz)

43 Lt. Gonville Bromhead was dead quite soon after the battle from disease contracted on station in India.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2013 10:19 PM (LZ4nS)

44 33 so where the fuck are Peaches and MissTammy?
Posted by: yankeefifth at February 17, 2013 10:17 PM (Z9EHQ)




Peaches shows up fairly regularly here on the ONT. Miss Tammy hasn't been seen in two months. Since she got sick.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2013 10:20 PM (GEICT)

45 Maurice Micklewhite / Michael Caine said he used Prince Phillip to model his role as an aristocrat LT in 'Zulu'. Notice how he keeps his hands behind his back, because aristocrats always have others to do things for him


It was a Welsh regiment, BTW. Hence the singing. Stanley Baker was the dude who got that movie made--using soldiers from the South African army

More VCs per participant than any other engagement in the history of that award.

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla, not arguing about the Civil War at February 17, 2013 10:21 PM (Dll6b)

46 Good evening.

I'm sipping a lovely peppermint tea. It's really lovely. Did I mention it was lovely?

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 10:21 PM (LUnTP)

47 They had to leave out the unit's real chaplain, "Ammunition" Smith, because his beard wouldn't fit on the Cinemascope screen.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 17, 2013 10:22 PM (0VSTU)

48
No, God's aim would have been better. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:16 PM (qqZuQ)
--------------------------------------------------
Perhaps God, like the Coast Guard, is firing a few shots across our bow.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 17, 2013 10:22 PM (QLJPW)

49 Mindy McCready was that country singer who came out a lesbian a few years back, right?? I'm sad to hear she commited suicide. I'm already annoyed with the media self-righteousmasturbation that will begin because of it.

Posted by: puddleglum at February 17, 2013 10:22 PM (lNYy5)

50 29
18 Is God throwing rocks at us?



*******



No, God's aim would have been better.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:16 PM

Maybe a "purpose pitch"

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:22 PM (mCvL4)

51 that is sad about Mindy McCreary

Posted by: chemjeff at February 17, 2013 10:22 PM (BBWjt)

52 Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [73 names] 'The Political Hat' [10.25 unique names/day]
2 [44 names] 'kbdabear'


2/3 more socks than the next person on the list?

Now I know what the voices in my head are doing when I'm asleep...

A little mood music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsyLu9oKheo

Posted by: The Political Hat, a Grand Soviet of One at February 17, 2013 10:22 PM (Vk2pI)

53 Notice the extremely subtle evolution of desert camouflage patterns from the Brits in South Africa (1879) to the current patterns. Almost no distinguishable difference.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:23 PM (qqZuQ)

54 Posted by: puddleglum at February 17, 2013 10:22 PM (lNYy5)

No, you're thinking of Chely Wright.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2013 10:23 PM (CgcOa)

55 just read on Wikipedia that she had a son, it is so sad

Posted by: chemjeff at February 17, 2013 10:24 PM (BBWjt)

56 Say what you will, subtlety is not in God's repertoire.>>

He did let the Devil fuck with Job for giggles IIRC.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 17, 2013 10:24 PM (qo244)

57 Maybe a "purpose pitch"
Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:22 PM (mCvL4)

*******

Yeah, you may be right. Russia has been crowding the plate a little.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:24 PM (qqZuQ)

58 Fireballs reported in skies above Cuba and California

http://tinyurl.com/dxbnfja

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:13 PM (mCvL4)


Just getting in a little practice...

Posted by: SMOD at February 17, 2013 10:25 PM (Vk2pI)

59 Those chants of the Zulu warriors sent chills down the spine. You just knew you were deep in the sh*t.

Rorke's Drift reminds me of what our soldiers have faced in Afghanistan. Deep in the sh*t and only way out is to keep fighting.

As for my commenting statistic, oh dear. #3. And BCochran is off the list.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 17, 2013 10:25 PM (X8n03)

60 The Zulu King Cetshwayo was played in the movie by the Zululand Prime Minister of the time Buthelezi.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2013 10:25 PM (LZ4nS)

61 54; Oh. I don't keep up with pop music (country or otherwise). Who was Mindy McCreary then?

Posted by: puddleglum at February 17, 2013 10:25 PM (lNYy5)

62 "Mindy McCready was that country singer who came out a lesbian a few years back, right??"

I don't think so, I think she was known for hooking up with men, pathetic and abusive men, but males none the less.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 17, 2013 10:26 PM (Fz2C7)

63 I just had a revelation this week.

The problem is that the national GOP uses the old style negotiation where you start in good faith, and starting too extreme is in bad faith.

This hit me when someone was talking about how to negotiate with a union. They will always start with an extreme position, and work from there. He mentioned that you could start near what you thought was a good end point and "stand on that" in his words, but he said that would make the union angry.

This is exactly how the democrats negotiate.

Posted by: dantealiegri at February 17, 2013 10:26 PM (Pw5Te)

64 49 Mindy McCready was that country singer who came out a lesbian a few years back, right??

No, that was Chely Wright.

(And thank you for letting me put my "former country DJ" skills at work.)

Howdy, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 17, 2013 10:26 PM (5J54Q)

65 My iPad is acting like a ouija board! This concerns me, especially after the other night, when hubby was out of town, and an email reply from him, as well as the original email, was completely obliterated from all my devices and the server. What is that about? I have never had an email disappear before.

Posted by: Kalneva at February 17, 2013 10:26 PM (S+/pH)

66 http://preview.tinyurl.com/ac355cc
Equally instructive, other end of the continent.
Tempted to say "suggestive", but more properly, perhaps, "connotative", of what our course should be, here, where we find ourselves.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 10:27 PM (1V6Pv)

67 10 socks a day. That's impressive.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 75% more Assault & at February 17, 2013 10:27 PM (FsUAO)

68 I have never had an email disappear before.

It didn't disappear. You just never received it. Trust us.

Posted by: Google at February 17, 2013 10:27 PM (BBWjt)

69 One last piece of silly Zulu trivia. The Zulu chants from the movie were recycled by Hollywood to be Germanic war cries in the movie Gladiator.

Sort of a group Wilhelm's Scream

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2013 10:27 PM (LZ4nS)

70 Perhaps God, like the Coast Guard, is firing a few shots across our bow.
Posted by: USS Diversity at February 17, 2013 10:22 PM (QLJPW)

*****

So the Coast Guard has a baseball team too?

(see kdabear's #50)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:27 PM (qqZuQ)

71 Posted by: puddleglum at February 17, 2013 10:25 PM (lNYy5)

Mindy became known in the 90's for "Guys Do It All The Time" and "Ten Thousand Angels". She had a lot of drug, depression, and abusive male issues.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 17, 2013 10:28 PM (CgcOa)

72 Corrosive to good order and discipline, but equally instructive on how to aim at night in the absence of night vision.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/aakb7q

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 10:28 PM (1V6Pv)

73 most battle scenes are significantly altered on film. The battle of Stirling was fought around a bridge over a river in a narrow valley--not out on a flat field


also, that Monty Python tv series skit where they dress up aswomen to re-enact the battle of Waterloo--totally faked

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla, not arguing about the Civil War at February 17, 2013 10:29 PM (Dll6b)

74 US Fed Court hits President Barack Obama with 3 charges of abuse of office: http://bit.ly/ZjsarZ

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:29 PM (8sCoq)

75 I need a Verizon free email thing. Don't want any Google shit. How do it work?

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 17, 2013 10:30 PM (QLJPW)

76 Mindy McCready, huh?

Never heard of her.

According to WIkidingdong her boyfriend killed himself last month.

Now she killed herself.

That's sad.

Is it wrong for me to point out the new irony in the title of her last album, I"m Still Here?

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 10:30 PM (LUnTP)

77 Shame HST blew his brains out. I've always wondered what he'd have thought about Ogabe.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 17, 2013 10:31 PM (1rU+d)

78 Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:16 PM (mCvL4)

That is the perfect description of a politician. Thank you,
Carol

Posted by: CarolT at February 17, 2013 10:31 PM (z4WKX)

79 58
Fireballs reported in skies above Cuba and California



http://tinyurl.com/dxbnfja



Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:13 PM (mCvL4)



Just getting in a little practice...

Posted by: SMOD at February 17, 2013 10:25 PM

Try to hit this target; 38°53 42.4 N 77°02 12.0 W

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:31 PM (mCvL4)

80 I'm sorry to hear about what happened to her. I had heard the name before but couldn't remember why. A shame she took her life.

Posted by: puddleglum at February 17, 2013 10:32 PM (lNYy5)

81 Have NEVER understood why Hunter S. Thompson has always gotten such a pass from conservatives. From everything I've ever read and seen about the corpulent pig, and despite his ridiculously hedonistic lifestyle, he was full to the brim with hate.

Because he was an ardent 2nd Amendment supporter, maybe?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2013 10:32 PM (7B7jB)

82 10 socks a day. That's impressive.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 75% more Assault & at February 17, 2013 10:27 PM (FsUAO)


Well, if you really want impressive...

*Wink*wink*nudge*nudge*

Posted by: Voice No. 69 in The Political Hat's Head at February 17, 2013 10:32 PM (Vk2pI)

83 "US Fed Court hits President Barack Obama with 3 charges of abuse of office: http://bit.ly/ZjsarZ"


Wow! Haven't seen a Lyndon LaRouche article in a while.... I thought he was dead! Crooked as a dog's hind leg.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2013 10:32 PM (LZ4nS)

84 Say what you will, subtlety is not in God's repertoire.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 17, 2013 10:18 PM (GEICT)
------------------------------------------------------
Really?

Posted by: Burning Bush at February 17, 2013 10:32 PM (jucos)

85
Saw "A Good Day to Die Hard" today.

Fun action flick - stuff exploded, bad guys killed, humorous remarks flew.

Several critics are giving it a thumbs down but I think they misunderstand it.

This is a stripped down "Die Hard" built for speed.

Since this is number 5 in the series, they figure we already know the main character and the general structure and just go with it.

So, all the typical plot points and grace notes are hit- the twist, the "we think we know what's going on but we don't"- but they're not emphasized at all as they might've been in movie one.

They probably needed a backstory scene involving Willis and the guy who plays his son at the beginning of the movie because sonny hasn't been mentioned at all since the first "Die Hard". Thus, we have no real investment in the character.

And the "I'm just a guy on vacation" jokes kind of fall flat because, the John McClane character is not in Moscow on vacation. He came specifically to find his son.(Not a spoiler-happens in the first four minutes).

Great action sequences, good chemistry between the characters, splodey stuff, dead villains-

Hey, this ain't Hamlet- it's popcorn for your brain.

Not the best "Die Hard", maybe the worst- but still an entertaining action flick.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2013 10:33 PM (G9qZk)

86 74
US Fed Court hits President Barack Obama with 3 charges of abuse of office: http://bit.ly/ZjsarZ

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:29 PM

Lyndon LaRouche? That's Alex Jones or Joe Farrah territory

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:34 PM (mCvL4)

87 Jones in CO, the hyperlink that is supposedly to an Assoc. Press report links instead to another page on the Before Its News site. In fact every link in that article takes you back to Before Its News. And worst of all, Lyndon LaRouche, he is Luap Nor's Sith master for being a loon, is quoted.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 17, 2013 10:34 PM (X8n03)

88
Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:29 PM (8sCoq)

oh FFS it's (a) old news and (b) a LaRouchie article

Posted by: Google at February 17, 2013 10:34 PM (BBWjt)

89 oops sock/off

Posted by: chemjeff at February 17, 2013 10:34 PM (BBWjt)

90 "I had heard the name before but couldn't remember why."

I think she was better known for the last few years as being Roger Clemens long time mistress.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 17, 2013 10:35 PM (Fz2C7)

91 He Who is without sin is on the mound.

Posted by: Jesus, Fastball Pitcher at February 17, 2013 10:35 PM (BVkEs)

92 10 socks a day. That's impressive.



Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 75% more Assault at February 17, 2013 10:27 PM

Shit, in my prime I was doing 10 socks an hour

And I did it without steroids and smaller parks

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:36 PM (mCvL4)

93 I'm late to the party today but just read thru Ace's "Unworthy" post and comments, wanted to thank the 'rons (some of you are here I noticed) for some great comments.

I think Ace is really on to something with some of the posts last few weeks, and the comments are great. The common thread is of course the mediaculture.

Anyway, maybe we can find a way out of this but if we don't it will surely burn. And that's OK.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at February 17, 2013 10:36 PM (MmH0Z)

94 Here's the SMOD ...

Juuuuuuuusssst a little outside!

Posted by: Bob Uecker at February 17, 2013 10:37 PM (mCvL4)

95 okay I will watch the Zulu movie, be back later (mebbe)

Posted by: chemjeff at February 17, 2013 10:37 PM (BBWjt)

96 Mindy McCready leaves a 9-month old baby. Bitch.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 17, 2013 10:37 PM (BVkEs)

97 Damn you, Downton! Damn you bastards!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 17, 2013 10:37 PM (qfSUT)

98 so it is

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:38 PM (8sCoq)

99 Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:13 PM (mCvL4)


Meteors are the new shark attacks, I guess.

Fact is meteors enter the atmosphere all the time. My mother used to see meteors fall pretty frequently. She'd be out walking her favorite little schnauzer at night and sometimes see some glowing green thing falling and breaking apart. Hell, even I saw two when I was in high school. But then the lights from the city got too bright and neither of us has seen any in years.

It's nothing unusual. You just need it to be dark enough and to look up.

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 10:39 PM (LUnTP)

100 91 He Who is without sin is on the mound.
Posted by: Jesus, Fastball Pitcher at February 17, 2013 10:35 PM (BVkEs)


========

Stick it in his ear, Hay-soos!

Posted by: Loudmouthed Fan at February 17, 2013 10:39 PM (qqZuQ)

101 The libtards are coming over the wall. Steady lads. Fire on command.

Posted by: Kristophr at February 17, 2013 10:39 PM (wYVte)

102 Jones in CO-If they would start impeachment procedures I would be shocked. This judgement was announced at least a week, or two ago.

We can hope can't we?

I haven't seen any posts by Sven when I'm here lately. It must be our timing.

Posted by: CarolT at February 17, 2013 10:39 PM (z4WKX)

103 Great movie. We did a review of this movie on our movie review podcast some time ago.

http://mancavemoviereview.com/zulu

Posted by: Steve Michaels at February 17, 2013 10:40 PM (Riyad)

104 "Steady. Steady. Remember to fire by ranks."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 17, 2013 10:40 PM (X8n03)

105 He Who is without sin is on the mound.

Posted by: Jesus, Fastball Pitcher at February 17, 2013 10:35 PM (BVkEs)


See! All you moralist Rethuglicans can't be sinless and godly unless you get on my mound!

Don't worry, I have plenty of free condoms now!

Posted by: Sandra Fluke and Her Lubed Baseball Bat at February 17, 2013 10:40 PM (Vk2pI)

106 Never liked Apocalypse Now much (too close to the memories I had of the guys I knew that served). But The ride of the Valkyries is always awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V92OBNsQgxU

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 17, 2013 10:40 PM (qo244)

107 She'd be out walking her favorite little schnauzer at night

*******

Robert- Your mom should be careful. Andycanuck said a schnauzer exploded at the Westminster Dog Show the other day.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:41 PM (qqZuQ)

108 46
Good evening.



I'm sipping a lovely peppermint tea. It's really lovely. Did I mention it was lovely?

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 10:21 PM (LUnTP)


=======
Hey, Roberto
so, do you have an opinion about the tea?

Posted by: jc at February 17, 2013 10:41 PM (PlzOe)

109 I thought HST was Harry S Truman

Posted by: Checker Chubby at February 17, 2013 10:41 PM (lD8ju)

110 @106 I love the smell of ethanol in the morning. It smells like... last night.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 10:42 PM (1V6Pv)

111 When a schnauzer explodes, is there enough left for shrapnel-scapple?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 17, 2013 10:42 PM (X8n03)

112 I feel like I sneezed in the punchbowl

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:42 PM (8sCoq)

113 93
I'm late to the party today but just read thru Ace's "Unworthy" post and
comments, wanted to thank the 'rons (some of you are here I noticed)
for some great comments.


You are right. So is Ace. I say this through clenched teeth. "We will never succeed unless we can master pandering to lazy people and idiots" is a hard lesson. But after the 2012 election, I'm willing to buy in. If anyone has figured out how we smart people can do that, that is.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2013 10:42 PM (2IW5Q)

114
Damn you, Downton! Damn you bastards!


Seconded.

Posted by: Retread at February 17, 2013 10:42 PM (zxitI)

115 Midway USA has the Aimpoint PRO back in stock.


Posted by: a quick one at February 17, 2013 10:43 PM (q1OL0)

116 Your mom should be careful. Andycanuck said a schnauzer exploded at the Westminster Dog Show the other day.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:41 PM (qqZuQ)

Do what now? Really? I missed something.

TO BING!






so, do you have an opinion about the tea?
Posted by: jc at February 17, 2013 10:41 PM (PlzOe)

Howdy, JC!
Tastes like ass. And by ass I mean its fucking LOVERLY!

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 10:43 PM (LUnTP)

117 96 Mindy McCready leaves a 9-month old baby. Bitch.
----

Save some of that hate for the baby's father who offed himself a month or so ago.


Evening folks.

Posted by: Y-not at February 17, 2013 10:43 PM (5H6zj)

118 Mark Twain (ever heard of him?) said of Wagner's "Ring", "It's better than it sounds."

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 10:43 PM (1V6Pv)

119 McCreedy actually had two kids.

She also shot her dog. (Why????)

Another Dr. Drew success.

Posted by: Ktgreat at February 17, 2013 10:43 PM (UN/ME)

120 The troll deflector system is online and firing true, I see.

Posted by: eman at February 17, 2013 10:44 PM (brZFd)

121 It's nothing unusual. You just need it to be dark enough and to look up.

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 10:39 PM

Racist !!!!

Posted by: MSNBC at February 17, 2013 10:44 PM (mCvL4)

122
You can get "Zulu" on blu-ray from amazon.

Well worth it cuz it's a movie with replay value.



Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2013 10:44 PM (G9qZk)

123 Savatage - Believe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ri96lDMe7E

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 10:44 PM (LUnTP)

124 It's amazing how high of a leg kick Jesus gets during his delivery to the plate, given the flowing robes and sandals.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:44 PM (qqZuQ)

125 ZULU also has one of the best scores ever, which is not really a surprise because it was written by Mr. James Bond Music himself, John Barry.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 17, 2013 10:45 PM (0VSTU)

126 110
@106 I love the smell of ethanol in the morning. It smells like... last night.


I do, and I don't. Ethanol has its place, in the bloodstream and the liver, and in those wonderfully cheap vodkagallons at the Val-u-Rite. But having just received a lecture about my vehicle from a professional, I now know that Ethanol in the form of E85 gas, has no place in a fuel pump. Some lessons are cheap. This one was not.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2013 10:45 PM (2IW5Q)

127 Howdy!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 17, 2013 10:46 PM (kaalw)

128 Movie ONT, Zulu,plus Hunter S. Thompson for good measure. Well played, Maet.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2013 10:46 PM (yBF/9)

129 Racist !!!!
Posted by: MSNBC at February 17, 2013 10:44 PM (mCvL4)

You know who looks up? The gays. No son of mine is ever gonna look up, nosiree!

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 10:46 PM (LUnTP)

130 Will the new IRS agents come after you if:
(a) there are no funds to pay their lavish salaries, and
(b) you and your neighbors are better armed?
Sooner or later, the Blue City Oligarchs will be running with scissors.
Shame, really.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 10:47 PM (1V6Pv)

131 Jones in Col:

Don't feel bad, LaRouche has been fleecing the unwary for years.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2013 10:47 PM (LZ4nS)

132 112 I feel like I sneezed in the punchbowl
Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:42 PM (8sCoq)

*******

That's okay, here, just stir it in with some of this Valu-Rite and everyone will forget.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:47 PM (qqZuQ)

133 >Shame HST blew his brains out. I've always wondered what he'd have thought about Ogabe


Me too. I've read many of his books and articles, going all the way back to the Rolling Stone days, up to Better Than Sex which is about Clinton's first Presidential win. HST was huge for McGovern, but mistrusted government. But if there's one thing he hated, it was a huckster- a scam artist, a phony. I wonder if he would have seen TFG that way.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:47 PM (8sCoq)

134 I want to thank Tiger Woods for giving me another reason to loathe him. It's always nice when one's visceral dislike of someone gets a boost now and again.

Posted by: Y-not at February 17, 2013 10:47 PM (5H6zj)

135 @130
WE COULD'VE PERFECTED HUMAN NATURE THRU THE TAX CODE!

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 10:48 PM (1V6Pv)

136 Watched "Zulu" with my 13yo two days back.

He thought it sucked up until the final battle scenes. Then he started to enjoy it. Me? I love the "They're taunting us" followed by "No, you idiot, they're praising you." and "You're alive. I saw you."

Trivia note: Michael Caine utters the single most homoerotic line in all of moviedom.

"I'll have my man clean your kit."

_

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 17, 2013 10:48 PM (J8DGo)

137 129
You know who looks up? The gays. No son of mine is ever gonna look up, nosiree!


Never though I'd see you dissing Rob Halford by implication, nosiree.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2013 10:48 PM (2IW5Q)

138 >Don't feel bad, LaRouche has been fleecing the unwary for years.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 17, 2013 10:47 PM (LZ4nS)

the tweetline was too good to check?

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:48 PM (8sCoq)

139 My father introduced me to "Zulu" when I was young. I have watched it many, many times over the years. It is probably my all-time favorite movie.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at February 17, 2013 10:48 PM (1hekh)

140 The Washing of the Spears by Donald Morris.

Good account.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at February 17, 2013 10:48 PM (pUqSw)

141 If anyone has figured out how we smart people can do that, that is.

One avenue of attack might be all the zero-tolerance insanity going on in schools. I think even the LIV understands that its fundamentally stupid to expel a kid for having an aspirin or drawing a stick figure that some douchenozzle deems terroristic or threatening.

Its an easy albatross to hang around the left's neck.

You really only need one really really good wedge. Once people start to say "hey, wait a minute, that's fucking retarded", the people who foisted off that retardation on everyone will start to loose cred.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 17, 2013 10:49 PM (1rU+d)

142 Oh, BY THE WAY!

We're always bitching about Hollywood here, I know, but has anyone seen the trailer for the movie Olympus Has Fallen? I was looking at this and couldn't help but be impressed. I think this is gonna be a flag waver, folks.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/61023

(Well, I think it's this one. There's another movie coming out with a similar plot.)

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 10:49 PM (LUnTP)

143 Wonders if L' elle listened to my Deep Purple recommends in the pre-ont

Posted by: teej at February 17, 2013 10:49 PM (tWBKX)

144 One thing the brits do that pisses me off is call episodes Christmas Specials. When we hear the phrase, we think of something that has some sort of religious theme or Christmas spirit. For the brits all it means is the episode is aired Christmas week.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at February 17, 2013 10:49 PM (6J6x7)

145 >Trivia note: Michael Caine utters the single most homoerotic line in all of moviedom.



"I'll have my man clean your kit."


Sorry- I have to throw a challenge flag here. The end of Top Gun? "You can be my wingman anytime." "Bullshit. You can be mine."

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:50 PM (8sCoq)

146 Never though I'd see you dissing Rob Halford by implication, nosiree.
Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2013 10:48 PM (2IW5Q)

Oh, well Halford can look up. He can look up until he's blue in the face. He's earned it.

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 10:50 PM (LUnTP)

147 Great, now Mrs. Muldoon says I have to sleep on the couch because we might be smited, smittened, smoted, smuttened struck by lightning during the night 'cause of my pitcher's mound joke.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:50 PM (qqZuQ)

148
The Washing of the Spears by Donald Morris.

Good account.

Had to read it in college. Prolly one of the only books I kept.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 17, 2013 10:50 PM (QLJPW)

149 That commercial with the woman buying stuff to go rock climbing?

Definite Man-Face on that woman

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:51 PM (mCvL4)

150 >why should the best of us have to put up with your shit?


bravely typed!

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:51 PM (8sCoq)

151 141
You
really only need one really really good wedge. Once people start to say
"hey, wait a minute, that's fucking retarded", the people who foisted
off that retardation on everyone will start to loose cred.


This sounds good, and I want to believe. But I've been burned by underestimating people's tolerance for "fucking retarded." Low-information types, I mean, not just dedicated libs. I don't understand it. I worry that the basic American spirit, which definitely includes the idea of identifying complete stupidity as "fucking retarded," has been burned out of too much of the populace.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2013 10:52 PM (2IW5Q)

152 Hunter S. Thompson had an embarrassing man-crush on Jimmy Carter. I think he'd have been fawning over Obama when he wasn't mildly criticizing him for "not being tough enough."

Like all journalists he loved to act all worldly and cynical, but when you come right down to it he was a stoner with poor impulse control and very limited education. A natural-born Obama supporter.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 17, 2013 10:52 PM (0VSTU)

153 This can be misunderstood;Danica wins Daytona 500 pole position The editor didn't have theballsto go with his first draft "Patrick takes the pole in Daytona,laps Bush "

Posted by: mark c at February 17, 2013 10:52 PM (hnhBR)

154 146
Oh, well Halford can look up. He can look up until he's blue in the face. He's earned it.


Well answered, and well-phrased. Tip of the hat to you.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2013 10:53 PM (2IW5Q)

155 I now know that Ethanol in the form of E85 gas, has no place in a fuel pump. Some lessons are cheap. This one was not.>>

Even the E10 has been fucking up small engines for years. We have a cabin so the equipment gets used sporadically. Never had an issue with a lot of theses small engines till thy put the ethanol in the fuel. Ethenol is hygroscopic which can be a benefit in certain applications (Heet). But for fuel systems that sit it pulls in water over time and fucks up needles and seats and generally goes bad as a fuel.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 17, 2013 10:53 PM (qo244)

156 Most homoerotic line in movies?
Sorry- I have to throw a challenge flag here. The end of Top Gun? "You can be my wingman anytime." "Bullshit. You can be mine."
Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:50 PM (8sCoq)

*******

How about Batman- "Quick Robin, into the bat cave"

Posted by: Guy who doesn't want to be smoted at February 17, 2013 10:53 PM (qqZuQ)

157
That commercial with the woman buying stuff to go rock climbing?

Easily one of the most annoying commercials ever aired. And what is that horrible song they play at the end? Sounds like one of those execreble 90s feminist bands.

OTOH, I actually like the Chase Freedom Card "Footloose" spoof. I always prefer an ad that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2013 10:53 PM (7B7jB)

158 How old was Hunter Thompsom when he died, and didn't he shoot himself?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 10:54 PM (l86i3)

159 "Song of The Sausage Creature"

Ostensibly, a review of the Ducati 900SS as published in "Cycle World" magazine, many years ago:

http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html

ChrisP

Posted by: ChrisP at February 17, 2013 10:54 PM (gplxB)

160 "Curse of Lono" is a good, under-appreciated HST book.

It's more travelogue than screed, so it's less vitriolic than his other, more political, stuff.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 17, 2013 10:54 PM (J8DGo)

161 >A natural-born Obama supporter.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 17, 2013 10:52 PM (0VSTU)

I think it's just as likely HST would have eviscerated Obama

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:54 PM (8sCoq)

162 Even the moonbats at HuffPo tee off on some of the zero tolerance shit when it happens.

There's the dedicated hardcore left, and there's the batshit crazy, needs to be in a rubber room, left that's implementing the zero tolerance shit.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 17, 2013 10:55 PM (1rU+d)

163 VDH's Carnage and Culture is excellent. Especially since it's a book-length exercise in repeatedly kicking Jared Diamond in the nutsack.

Figuratively speaking.

'sup jackwagons

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 17, 2013 10:55 PM (MBqvE)

164 Easily one of the most annoying commercials ever aired. And what is that horrible song they play at the end? Sounds like one of those execreble 90s feminist bands.


I hope the smug bitch falls to her death everytime I see it, ooops, did I type that outloud?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 10:55 PM (l86i3)

165 >How old was Hunter Thompsom when he died, and didn't he shoot himself?

About 60?

He ate a .45 bullet while on the phone with his wife

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:56 PM (8sCoq)

166 He shot himself with his young grandkids playing outside the house while on the phone to his wife. He was an asshole.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at February 17, 2013 10:56 PM (6J6x7)

167 152
Hunter S. Thompson had an embarrassing man-crush on Jimmy Carter. I
think he'd have been fawning over Obama when he wasn't mildly
criticizing him for "not being tough enough."



Like all journalists he loved to act all worldly and cynical, but
when you come right down to it he was a stoner with poor impulse control
and very limited education. A natural-born Obama supporter.


All true, but not complete. Thompson occasionally wished for a tyrant, and Obama might have filled the bill perfectly. I don't remember the context, but I do remember Thompson yearning for "a high-powered shark with a fistful of answers".

On the other hand, his cantankerous nature might have led him not to accept Obama as this savior. But like so many of the left, he had this perfect-daddy-dictator-wish.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2013 10:56 PM (2IW5Q)

168 Sorry- I have to throw a challenge flag here. The end of Top Gun? "You can be my wingman anytime." "Bullshit. You can be mine."

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:50 PM


I gotta go with Jones' challenge. Whilst Top Gun kicks eleven different flavors of ass, teh gay is strong in that movie

Posted by: AltonJackson, Barrel™ free at February 17, 2013 10:56 PM (JMmQ9)

169 Mindy McCready - Guys Do It All The Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmtxVR8p5sA

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 10:56 PM (mCvL4)

170 Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:56 PM (8sCoq)

Well then, I guess I got twelve years left.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 10:56 PM (l86i3)

171 How old was Hunter Thompsom when he died, and didn't he shoot himself?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 10:54 PM

67 and yes.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2013 10:57 PM (yBF/9)

172 Anyone seen "Khartoum" or "El Cid" lately?

Do they hold up?

I saw both of those Charlton Heston movies on TV at some point when I was a kid and remember them as being pretty awesome.

"Zulu" of course holds up.

Another great action/adventure movie from the same era is

"The Naked Prey".

It shows up on TCM(I think) occasionally, If you get a chance, watch it.

Great movie making with about only 100 words of dialog.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2013 10:58 PM (G9qZk)

173 Seriously?

The AP printed that shit?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 17, 2013 10:58 PM (piMMO)

174 Robert- re: your mom and the stars, have you ever heard James McMurtry's "Levelland"?

Mama used to roll her hair

Back before the central air

We'd sit outside and watch the stars at night

She tell me to make a wish

I'd wish we both could fly

I don't think she's seen the sky

Since we got the satellite dish

(One of my favorite song lyrics)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:58 PM (qqZuQ)

175 Any morons check out Curb Your Enthusiasm last night on TV Land?

I couldn't believe it... it's my new favorite show. Love the way it spoofs how ridiculously sensitive some people are these days, even if Larry David (or was, while he was married to Laurie David) a major-league libtard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2013 10:58 PM (7B7jB)

176 >Well then, I guess I got twelve years left.


we all entertain our darkest fears at some point


Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:59 PM (8sCoq)

177 No matter how much love the press has for O and cover to everything. When they have to report to a house or compound that was under siege with the local, state federal agents and natural guard coming for some thing. Then to have it ended by a hellfire from a drone under control of the Army. They will not say "what difference does it make". They have had police helicopters for near 40 years and no one worried about them being armed with missiles, why worry about a drone being armed.

Posted by: Trevor (@tjexcite) at February 17, 2013 10:59 PM (Ea64Y)

178 Most Homoerotic and no one brings up Winston Wolf?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NlrgjgOHrw

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 17, 2013 11:00 PM (qo244)

179
we all entertain our darkest fears at some point


Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 10:59 PM (8sCoq)


Well said Jonesy.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:00 PM (l86i3)

180 http://preview.tinyurl.com/7vbqx8d, re: HST...
His wife must be ab-so-effin-lutely fab-u-lass, if Amber Heard is any guide at all.
"Your tongue is an accusatory giblet. Keep it out! Keep it out!"
He will be seen, decades hence, as the model for the post-Carter Democrat Party.
"As your Democrat Party, I advise you to eat more Mescaline."
Reality? Patriarchal construct, merely. Come the Revolution, only politically-approved lesbians will do the AHR (authorized human reproduction).

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 11:00 PM (1V6Pv)

181 117
96 Mindy McCready leaves a 9-month old baby. Bitch.

----



Save some of that hate for the baby's father who offed himself a month or so ago.

---

No hate for her. Still love her. Hate what she did. Da Bitch.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 17, 2013 11:01 PM (BVkEs)

182 It is a well known fact that because of her experience filming Top Gun Kelly MacGillis turned Ghey.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 17, 2013 11:01 PM (jucos)

183 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:58 PM (qqZuQ)

No, but I'm listening now!

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 11:01 PM (LUnTP)

184 James McMurtry - Levelland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a36KVuo5gg

And with that, I'm off!

Busy morning ahead, folks.

Good night, Jefe!

Good night, JC!

Good night, Adriane, should you come by later.

Good night, Miss Tammy, where ever you are and hopefully doing well.

Good night, ONT!

Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 11:02 PM (LUnTP)

185 134 I want to thank Tiger Woods for giving me another reason to loathe him. It's always nice when one's visceral dislike of someone gets a boost now and again.
Posted by: Y-not



What did he do now??

Posted by: puddleglum at February 17, 2013 11:03 PM (lNYy5)

186 183 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:58 PM (qqZuQ) No, but I'm listening now!
Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 11:01 PM (LUnTP)

*****

I would have posted a link- but I'm basically lazy and selfish.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 11:03 PM (qqZuQ)

187 Posted by: Robert at February 17, 2013 11:02 PM (LUnTP)
G'night robert.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:04 PM (l86i3)

188 119
McCreedy actually had two kids.



She also shot her dog. (Why????)



Another Dr. Drew success.

Posted by: Ktgreat at February 17, 2013 10:43 PM (UN/ME)


Well, there went my last bit of sympathy for her. Unless the dog was hydrophobic....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 17, 2013 11:04 PM (kaalw)

189 A bird dropped a fish on the Nats during spring training last week, frightening CF Denard Span. Based on what Span said about the incident, I'm thinking the world did not lose a rocket scientist when he decided to become a baseball player:
"That’s another reason why I was kind of squealing a little bit,” he explained to The Post’s Brad Horn. “I kept thinking, that’s his dinner. That’s his food. As I was looking down at the fish, I didn’t want him to think that I was trying to take his dinner and have the bird come from behind me or come from the sky and try to attack me. I kept my head on a swivel and made sure the bird didn’t catch me slipping.”

“I’ve never seen that on a baseball field,” Span said. “I’ve seen it on T.V., you know, bird carrying their dinner. I’ll tell you what, that bird definitely didn’t have good hands. He dropped his dinner.” “I’m from Florida, but I’ve been fishing maybe twice in my life, he said. “I’m scared of fish, scared of birds. The only thing I’m not scared of is probably, like, an ant or something like that. I don’t know what it is. I don’t like to get my hands dirty, other than clay and dirt.”

"I'm scared of fish, scared of birds????" Who the hell is scared of fish?

If he's afraid of fish and birds, he'll really be pissing himself when the Nats play the Marlins and the Cardinals.

Posted by: Donna V. at February 17, 2013 11:04 PM (BStAJ)

190 It is a well known fact that because of her experience filming Top Gun Kelly MacGillis turned Ghey.

I thought that was Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio on The Abyss.

"Keep your pantyhose on!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2013 11:04 PM (7B7jB)

191 I didn't read the article about the JEF's abuse of power until someone pointed out that Lyndon LaRouche was quoted.

I'm surprised he's still around to comment. I'll have to look up howl old he is.

It's freezing here near Boston. It was 22 for a high today, now it's 17 degrees. It snowed today and it's windy. The wind-chill must be minus 10.
If anyone could calls this global warming they should be in a locked warmed in a hospital.

Posted by: CarolT at February 17, 2013 11:05 PM (z4WKX)

192 Watched the SI Swimsuit special on Travel Channel. Poor Kate Upton had to travel 4 days just to get to Antarctica, and then another 6 days to do the photo shoot. The girl was on the verge of tears in that freezing cold, wish I could have been there to comfort her.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 17, 2013 11:06 PM (NzBQO)

193 182
It is a well known fact that because of her experience filming Top Gun Kelly MacGillis turned Ghey.


Reading the Internet ruined that movie for me. I saw it, I liked it, heroism, tests of manhood, cool machines, stuff blowed up, a sort of vaguely unconvincing romance but who cares if you're a guy watching a movie and the chick is really hot.

Haven't seen it since, but if I saw it now, I worry that all I'd see is lesbians and gays pretending to like eachother, and some sort of homo volleyball game I didn't notice the first time around.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2013 11:06 PM (2IW5Q)

194 I worry that the basic American spirit, which definitely includes the
idea of identifying complete stupidity as "fucking retarded," has been
burned out of too much of the populace.

Posted by: Splunge at February 17, 2013 10:52 PM

For some time now I have thought that one of the reasons we are where we are is due to our success as a nation. We've been so successful, we've produced a generation of softness, unable to appreciate what it took to get here. Ironic.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at February 17, 2013 11:06 PM (MmH0Z)

195 It's freezing here near Boston. It was 22 for a high today, now it's 17 degrees. It snowed today and it's windy. The wind-chill must be minus 10.
If anyone could calls this global warming they should be in a locked warmed in a hospital.
Posted by: CarolT at February 17, 2013 11:05 PM (z4WKX)

We had snow last night, melted by noon but still, cold for down here.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:06 PM (l86i3)

196 I'll never forget one fucked up evening back in 1999 when my new startup business was falling apart and I was drunk as fuck. After a fight with my wife at the time, I went outside and laid up against a tree and put the barrel of a Glock 40 up to the roof of my mouth. The whole time I was doing this, all I gave a shit about was blowing my brains out. Only until my finger was on the trigger, did I finally think about my daughter (who is now 2 and my sons ( who are 18 and 16.) You never ever just kill yourself in a suicide.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 17, 2013 11:07 PM (ZOf1l)

197 OK guys, a leftover rant from the previous thread

If Karl Rove and Crossroads are taking over the operations, they'll make every last goddamn mistake over again, and will use 1980's tech and methods.

You see, it wasn't that Karl was getting pantsed on every media there is, it's because THE ARCHITECT! wasn't vigilant about keeping Todd Akin from winning the primary. That's it..

Well ya bald headed prick, if you'd known what the fuck the Dems were doing in Missouri, Akin never would have won the fucking thing. Did your genius organization anticipate that the McCaskill machine might throw a turd in the soup? No, you were too busy getting your ass sucked by Sean Hannity and telling Fox viewers what a sharp tack you are

Karl, if you're ever broke and grubbing change on a freeway off ramp in the rain, I'll aim for a big ass puddle to throw a tsunami on your cardboard box

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 11:08 PM (mCvL4)

198 Posted by: Donna V. at February 17, 2013 11:04 PM (BStAJ)


Was it Randy Johnson on the mound when the pigeon flew by and caught a 98 mph fastball in the ear, exploding in a puff of feathers? Oh yes, yes it was. Here's the link

http://youtu.be/qwpRHrAh3pk

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 11:08 PM (qqZuQ)

199 It is a well known fact that because of her experience filming Top Gun Kelly MacGillis turned Ghey.Ihalf expected Keannu Reaves and Patrick Swayze (RIP) to open a flower shop in Key West by the end of Point Break.

Posted by: mark c at February 17, 2013 11:10 PM (hnhBR)

200 Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 17, 2013 11:06 PM (NzBQO)

She's so objectified, treated like meat. When she finally finished the photoshoot and warmed herself I wonder about he inner thoughts. I mean really What must that be like. I have an Idea, after warming herself she probably gets a refreshment, stares longing at the stars and says to herself,



I'M SO FUCKING RICH!!!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:10 PM (l86i3)

201 Gee, Pistorius cancels all events to concentrate on the murder charges.
Ya think?
Does Pistorius have a leg to stand on?

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 17, 2013 11:10 PM (BVkEs)

202
You should try up here for nasty--damn wind is steady at 25 and the temp is -6. I don't mind cold much, but wind just kills. Anothe 2 days of this before it warms.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 17, 2013 11:10 PM (SAMxH)

203 I thought that was Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio on The Abyss."Keep your pantyhose on!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 17, 2013 11:04 PM

"Abyss",.. gah. Unwatchable. Michael Biehn gets seriously fucked over in that movie. Having to deal ewith all those extroverted hippies, I'd spaz out too. Poor bastard. Wanted so bad for him to nuke those gay alien fish.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2013 11:11 PM (yBF/9)

204 During the ending of Breaker Morant when Harry Morant and Peter Handcock hold hands as they walk towards their execution by firing squad - not gay.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 17, 2013 11:11 PM (BAS5M)

205 199 Holy crap is that cool. Really bad timing for the bird but funny as hell.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 17, 2013 11:11 PM (qo244)

206 Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 17, 2013 11:07 PM (ZOf1l)

Thanks for sharing. I'm sure there are more tortured souls here than anyone knows. I think it's what makes us real, even though we are in a box.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:12 PM (l86i3)

207 Depression and chemical dependency does things to you. I have depressive episodes where I have an all encompassing sense of being doomed, like nothing will ever get better again. I have never thought of suicide myself, but I can see the thought process that leads there.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 17, 2013 11:12 PM (jucos)

208 Does Pistorius have a leg to stand on?


No, he's as stumped as the rest of us.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 17, 2013 11:12 PM (ZOf1l)

209 74 US Fed Court hits President Barack Obama with 3 charges of abuse of office

Only 3? They're not even trying.

Posted by: rickl at February 17, 2013 11:12 PM (sdi6R)

210 Gee, Pistorius cancels all events to concentrate on the murder charges.
Ya think?
Does Pistorius have a leg to stand on?


Posted by: Craig Poe at February 17, 2013 11:10 PM (BVkEs)

There are more holes in his story than his dead girlfriend. Bloody cricket bat? Seriously!?!

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 17, 2013 11:12 PM (NzBQO)

211 “The specific character of despair is precisely this: it is unaware of being despair.”
Søren Kierkegaard, p.37, "Sickness Unto Death"







(did someone mention fear and loathing?)

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 11:13 PM (1V6Pv)

212 I think Pistorius will get acquitted. He's gonna walk.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 17, 2013 11:13 PM (0VSTU)

213 Gonna go watch the walking dead and drift into an erratic sleep. Sweet dreams all..

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 17, 2013 11:13 PM (qo244)

214 202 Gee, Pistorius cancels all events to concentrate on the murder charges.Ya think?Does Pistorius have a leg to stand on?
Posted by: Craig Poe at February 17, 2013 11:10 PM (BVkEs)

*******
I heard the announcers at the Millrose Games track meet tonight discussing the tragic shooting of Pistorius' girlfriend. One of them somberly announced that, "this incident will change his life forever."



Ummm- at least it didn't end his life forever. Whew.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 11:13 PM (qqZuQ)

215 I think we need to face the truth.
There is just no saving this ship of state.
It is going to burn. Either slowly by creeping socialism, or quickly by revolution.


Posted by: Mrshad at February 17, 2013 11:13 PM (0yAqu)

216 >Thanks for sharing. I'm sure there are more tortured souls here than anyone knows.

I would say that's true

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 11:13 PM (8sCoq)

217 LaRouche was born in 1922, he's 90 or 91 depending on his birthday.

This Mac changes my spelling, I meant to write "locked ward" in a hospital if someone can attribute these very cold temps with global warming.

Posted by: CarolT at February 17, 2013 11:14 PM (z4WKX)

218 >I think Pistorius will get acquitted. He's gonna walk.

he'll beat feet for sure

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 11:15 PM (8sCoq)

219 One of the many winners in Mindy McCreedys' life was Roger Clemmons. She was 15 when she began a long affair with him.

Posted by: Ktgreat at February 17, 2013 11:15 PM (UN/ME)

220 I'll bet Pistorius' legal defense team is gonna cost him an arm and a leg.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 11:15 PM (qqZuQ)

221 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy
Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:12 PM (l86i3)


Wife is currently reading your book (since she is the owner of the Kindle) and she absolutely loves it. She is almost halfway through and she promises a plug on Amazon when she is done. I will read when she is done.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 17, 2013 11:15 PM (ZOf1l)

222 OK guys, a leftover rant from the previous thread

If Karl Rove and Crossroads are taking over the operations, they'll make every last goddamn mistake over again, and will use 1980's tech and methods.

Posted by: kbdabear at February 17, 2013 11:08 PM (mCvL4)


A good look at the tech side of the campaign:

http://tinyurl.com/ad384to

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 17, 2013 11:16 PM (Vk2pI)

223 "During the ending of Breaker Morant when Harry Morant and Peter Handcock hold hands as they walk towards their execution by firing squad - not gay."

Great scene. "Shoot straight, you bastards. Don't make a mess of it."

Posted by: lowandslow at February 17, 2013 11:16 PM (Fz2C7)

224 >I think Pistorius will get acquitted. He's gonna walk.

he'll beat feet for sure
Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 11:15 PM (8sCoq)
----------------------------------------------------------
Unless someone takes his legs out from under him.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 17, 2013 11:16 PM (jucos)

225 Wife is currently reading your book (since she is the owner of the Kindle) and she absolutely loves it. She is almost halfway through and she promises a plug on Amazon when she is done. I will read when she is done.
Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 17, 2013 11:15 PM (ZOf1l)

Well, thank you both.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:17 PM (l86i3)

226 here's an off-the-wall question


anybody have experience with laser detectors for motorcycle use?

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 17, 2013 11:17 PM (8sCoq)

227 So did the Stump Chump just go crazy or had he been taking drugs or something? Mid-20s. Some people go nutjob in their early 20s.

Did he juice hard trying to prepare for the Olympics?

Seems like that intruder theory is total bullshit.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 17, 2013 11:18 PM (ZPrif)

228 Anyone seen the Pistorius perp blade walk?

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 17, 2013 11:18 PM (BVkEs)

229 My guess? He found out she was cheating on him with Manolo Blahnik.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 17, 2013 11:18 PM (0VSTU)

230 I think Pistorius already has a new girlfriend. Named Peg.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 11:19 PM (qqZuQ)

231 Does Pistorius have a leg to stand on?
Posted by: Craig Poe at February 17, 2013 11:10 PM


wicked funny...

Posted by: AltonJackson, former resident of The Barrel™ at February 17, 2013 11:19 PM (JMmQ9)

232 Kelly McGillis went all in on GAY in Lancaster filming Witness.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 17, 2013 11:19 PM (QLJPW)

233 Yeah! I'm #8 bitches!!!!

Posted by: EC at February 17, 2013 11:20 PM (doBIb)

234 anybody have experience with laser detectors for motorcycle use?


Yeah, stay behind fast moving cars. Cop radars focus on the biggest things. Or, outrun them and hope there is no helicopter involved.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 17, 2013 11:21 PM (ZOf1l)

235 Breaker Morant... great movie. Interesting character.

Posted by: otho at February 17, 2013 11:21 PM (yBF/9)

236 Shit, in my prime I was doing 10 socks an hour

Wow. At best, I could only go through three a day when I was 14.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 17, 2013 11:21 PM (hpDVh)

237 Breaker Morant was a great flick . It hit a lot of buttons.
Rule 303 , bitchez !!

Posted by: awkward davies at February 17, 2013 11:21 PM (USjX1)

238 That whole prosthetic leg thing in the Olympics reminded me of Dash in The Incredibles. He had to use the prosthetic that was just springy enough to make him competitive, but not so springy that he would win by 50 meters. Never seemed quite kosher to me.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 11:21 PM (qqZuQ)

239 Yes, I thought I'd like to see Danica on the pole.

Does Piers Morgan know about Rorke's Drift?

Posted by: Jose Wales at February 17, 2013 11:22 PM (lPbS1)

240 Never seemed quite kosher to me.


I don't know, I always thought they should have "handicapped" him.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 17, 2013 11:23 PM (ZOf1l)

241 WOW. HS Thompson's lifestyle almost perfectly mirrored mine at that period in time. Take out the Dunhill and clove smokes, and that was me. Except I wasn't a famous writer for Rolling Stone (and I'm not famous). And yes, my head is still mush!

Posted by: 4TZNh at February 17, 2013 11:25 PM (4TZNh)

242 239 Does Piers Morgan know about Rorke's Drift?

I think he said he found some photos of british troops torturing the Zulus there.

Posted by: Kristophr at February 17, 2013 11:25 PM (wYVte)

243 I'm too much of a bitch to commit suicide. I want to linger and be a burden on others.

Posted by: Y-not at February 17, 2013 11:26 PM (5H6zj)

244 Zulu seems to be a comedy. Who's the hottie, Miss Witt?

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2013 11:26 PM (FcR7P)

245 We've been so successful, we've produced a generation of softness, unable to appreciate what it took to get here. Ironic. Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at February 17, 2013 11:06 PM (MmH0Z)

There used to be an expression "Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in 3 generations," which described a cycle in American life which is more common than people realize. The founder of a successful business would work his way up from nothing to riches, but would still live modestly and retain the values which made him successful. But he wanted his children to have all the advantages and luxuries he had not had as a kid - so they got the expensive private education, trips to Europe, a new sports car for their 16th birthday, etc. And, as a result, they learned how to spend, but not how to create wealth. The children of the founder might be able to skate by on trust fund, but their own children would end up squandering all the family moola and would find themselves poor - or at least not rich. I recall that the authors of "The Millionaire Next Door" repeatedly made the point that, contrary to Marxist theory, wealth in the US is fluid - people make fortunes and also lose them.

They were talking about individuals, but we're seeing it happen to the country as a whole.

Posted by: Donna V. at February 17, 2013 11:27 PM (BStAJ)

246 I think the film is a musical as well.

Does Clint Eastwood sing in it?

Posted by: Kristophr at February 17, 2013 11:27 PM (wYVte)

247 I had a dream about the Walking Dead last night. I was living in a house with a bunch of teenagers and they were always leaving the doors open and walkers would just wander right inside. No matter how many times you told them to shut the damn door, they would "forget." Sheesh!

Posted by: Waldo Truth at February 17, 2013 11:28 PM (6J6x7)

248 I always thought Michael Cain was a good actor. When I was a kid I read a book by peter benchly called the Island. I was about old n days pirates in the modern day. Then I saw the movie. He played the lead role. They were both good. I think Peter benchly books are the ones that got me to reading.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:28 PM (l86i3)

249 219 One of the many winners in Mindy McCreedys' life was Roger Clemmons. She was 15 when she began a long affair with him.
Posted by: Ktgreat



Long before it was obvious that Roger Clemons (Clemmons, whatever)was an asshole, I never liked the guy. He just oozed that douchebag vibe. The sports media worship of him didn't disgust me as much as when the turned on him the last few years. The media builds these assholes up, then tears them down. Old story really since the fucking media is all about the narrative at that particular moment.

Posted by: puddleglum at February 17, 2013 11:28 PM (lNYy5)

250 Hey you fooking socialists, FUCK YOU!



oh,

and howdy y'all




everything going well?


Posted by: Jake in ID at February 17, 2013 11:28 PM (jfSqj)

251 Damn Merle's an asshole.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 17, 2013 11:29 PM (QLJPW)

252 I'm too much of a bitch to commit suicide. I want to linger and be a burden on others.
Posted by: Y-not at February 17, 2013 11:26 PM (5H6zj)

In my younger days the thought had crossed my mind. Then someone I still value to this day asked me a question. She said, aren't you at least a little bit curious about what happens next? A silly simple statement, but I thought it was powerful.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:30 PM (l86i3)

253

didn't disgust me as much as when the turned on him the last few years. The media builds these assholes up, then tears them down. Old story really since the fucking media is all about the narrative at that particular moment.

Say what?

Posted by: Ray Lewis, ESPC Deity at February 17, 2013 11:31 PM (QLJPW)

254
I always thought Michael Cain was a good actor.


Might have been mentioned too lazy to look, but Harry Brown confirmed my belief that Michael Caine was one for the ages.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 17, 2013 11:31 PM (ZOf1l)

255 @245 Wholeheartedly agree.
As the industrial magnate told his daughter: "I studied engineering so you could study art."
As that daughter told her son: "I studied art so you could skateboard and take drugs."
As that son told his daughter, "Oh, Baby, that feels so good." (Then he leaves for Washington, D.C., for a special dinner at minibarbyjoseandres.)

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 11:33 PM (1V6Pv)

256 252 On the same note, someone told me once, sucicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2013 11:33 PM (vTi1t)

257 My family certainly had the shirtsleeves-to-shirtsleeves cycle. Immigrant ancestor came here as a boy, made himself a fortune. Widow and kids squandered it after he died, his grandson was back to a stall in the market.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 17, 2013 11:33 PM (0VSTU)

258 Michael Caine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axAA2egWeaY

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 17, 2013 11:34 PM (piMMO)

259 As the industrial magnate told his daughter: "I studied engineering so you could study art."
As that daughter told her son: "I studied art so you could skateboard and take drugs."
As that son told his daughter, "Oh, Baby, that feels so good." (Then he leaves for Washington, D.C., for a special dinner at minibarbyjoseandres.)
Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 11:33 PM (1V6Pv)

Too bad tha's not a bumper sticker.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:34 PM (l86i3)

260 Works for societies as well.

It was no coincidence that the Soviet Union took three generations to collapse.

Posted by: Kristophr at February 17, 2013 11:35 PM (wYVte)

261 We have no topic, so I'm gong to post about my MA Saves appt on January 30. The ceilings in my house are very high. Man asked me if he could put CFL light bulbs in for me. He changed over 30. Those things are expensive and are supposed to last "forever."

It's bull, tow of the three he put in overhead light in living room died in less than two weeks.

I need to get roof leak fixed and wish I had called contractor ASAP. I called last week but there is too much snow to look at it. I need halls insulated. When I go to get clothes out of the dryer, unless it just finished, they are ice cold. I am not exaggerating.
MA Saves will pay 755 per unit, this is a two apartment home, and the back halls are as bad as being outside w/o the wind.


I paid $3.99 per galloon the last two months for heating oil. I"m sure I could save money if I did not have heat from kitchen going into hall.

I'm going to call the man from MA Saves to tell him about bad bulbs and ask if I can have insulation done without roof leak fixed now.
Tomorrow is a holiday.

I'm sorry, I'm not very happy lately. It's been 5+ weeks and my fractured tailbone feels as bad as it did the day I fell.

Posted by: CarolT at February 17, 2013 11:35 PM (z4WKX)

262 In my younger days the thought had crossed my mind. Then someone I still value to this day asked me a question. She said, aren't you at least a little bit curious about what happens next? A silly simple statement, but I thought it was powerful. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:30 PM (l86i3)

I had exactly the same experience. Good or bad, I wanted to know what happened next...

Posted by: Donna V. at February 17, 2013 11:36 PM (BStAJ)

263 Side note:
Being in the barrel is not always fun and games. Link to my blog in my nick

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 11:36 PM (qqZuQ)

264 I always liked Caine in Funeral Berlin great movie though the music is a little loud.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at February 17, 2013 11:36 PM (6J6x7)

265
Gas at 1.99...Bush..... HORRORS from the media
Gas at 3.99.....Jugears.....nothing from the enemedia

Posted by: Ray Lewis, ESPC Deity at February 17, 2013 11:37 PM (QLJPW)

266 @259 Here you go:
"Socialism is better than it is!"

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 11:37 PM (1V6Pv)

267 Posted by: CarolT at February 17, 2013 11:35 PM (z4WKX)

Damn, thanks for making me feel good about my stuff. Hang in there kiddo.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:37 PM (l86i3)

268 Oh, CarolT. Sorry about your house troubles. Tailbones take forever to heal. Try to take is easy.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2013 11:37 PM (vTi1t)

269
251 Damn Merle's an asshole.
Posted by: USS Diversity at February 17, 2013 11:29 PM (QLJPW)


Yes he is. I think those two pull of being brother's very well though. And its kind of funny because that's about the longest scene of them talking together. As it was pointed out on Talking Dead, they weren't in any scenes together in the first season, and their only interaction in the second season was a dream/hallucination.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2013 11:38 PM (GULKT)

270 Danica! Oh, and I first met Michael in "What's it all about Alfie" playing the kind of sleeze and waste that he exhibited in "Harry Brown" ... a redemption tale but not along the same lines as Alfie ... and didn't see Zulu until years later. Yes, Danica, yes ... good job, pedal to the metal!

Posted by: and irresolute at February 17, 2013 11:38 PM (DBH1h)

271 so anyway, this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyN8VN4BSzM

just following up...

Posted by: AltonJackson (not the clip I wanted, but it'll do at February 17, 2013 11:39 PM (JMmQ9)

272 @262 ...
"The future belongs to those who show up for it."

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 11:39 PM (1V6Pv)

273 Hi ont, how was the weekend?

Posted by: lou's a girl at February 17, 2013 11:40 PM (vgd4f)

274 Danica Patrick on Pole. It's rigged. Rigid I tell ya....

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 17, 2013 11:40 PM (BVkEs)

275 Too bad I can't spell tonight. Sheesh.

Posted by: Infidel at February 17, 2013 11:41 PM (vTi1t)

276 "I paid $3.99 per galloon the last two months for heating oil."

I don't know what the electric rate there is but I'd look into it. I switched from oil to electric heat three years ago. I was paying around $1500.00 a year when oil was $3.00 a gallon, now I'm paying around $800.00 a year for electric.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 17, 2013 11:42 PM (Fz2C7)

277 Danica Patrick on Pole. It's rigged. Rigid I tell ya....
Posted by: Craig Poe at February 17, 2013 11:40 PM (BVkEs)


She's the real deal. Best thing to happen to NASCAR in a long time. I love the kid.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:42 PM (l86i3)

278
Near the end of "Zulu", the remaining British soldiers (from Wales) are singing "Men of Harlech" to boost their spirits.

Rick Rescorla, was born in Cornwall (west Wales) and would sing songs like that in times of stress to boost moral.

It was probably very likely that Rescorla was singing "Men of Harlech" over his bullhorn in the WTC on Sept 11, to keep people moving down the stairs.

Rescorla had a lot in common with the men of Roark's Drift.

Piers Morgan, not so much.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 17, 2013 11:42 PM (Md8Uo)

279 Glad Danica likes the pole instead of the hole.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 17, 2013 11:42 PM (QLJPW)

280 Glad Danica likes the pole instead of the hole.
Posted by: USS Diversity at February 17, 2013 11:42 PM (QLJPW)

She's actually dating another NASCAR Driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. The announcers call them Stenica.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:43 PM (l86i3)

281 Goodnight all you little box persons. Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 11:44 PM (qqZuQ)

282 Well, I think I'm done. Type at ya'll tomorrow.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:45 PM (l86i3)

283 Seamus Muldoon, heh, RIP bird. I don't think you could pulzerize a bird more completely if you tossed the thing into a blender.

It's a good thing Span wasn't playing at game. If the guy gets scared when a bird drops a fish on the field, he'd need psychotherapy after seeing bits of feathers and bird guts flying around.

Posted by: Donna V. at February 17, 2013 11:45 PM (BStAJ)

284 239 Does Piers Morgan know about Rorke's Drift?

I think he said he found some photos of british troops torturing the Zulus there.

Posted by: Kristophr at February 17, 2013 11:25 PM (wYVte)


And they were using evil AR-15 assault rifles!!1!

Posted by: Pierced-in-the-Morgan at February 17, 2013 11:45 PM (Vk2pI)

285
Rick Rescorla,
---------------------------------
Fucking unbelievable hero. There was a book about him by a guy who read about him in Nam and went out of his way to meet him.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 17, 2013 11:45 PM (QLJPW)

286 So what's going to happen if Busch or Johnson or anyone of that ilk knock her ass into the wall and her car breaks into a thousand pieces. Are the usual suspects going to decry sexism?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at February 17, 2013 11:46 PM (ZOf1l)

287 She's the real deal. Best thing to happen to NASCAR in a long time. I love the kid.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:42 PM (l86i3)


Out of the race by the halfway point. Likely not by a wreck that's her fault but I don't think she's good enough of a driver to avoid getting caught up ina wreck that happens ahead of her. Not that a lot of the other drivers are good enough to either.

Posted by: buzzion at February 17, 2013 11:46 PM (GULKT)

288 @70 So the Coast Guard has a baseball team too?


http://tinyurl.com/amaq7pn

Posted by: comatus at February 17, 2013 11:47 PM (qaVK+)

289 Michael Caine as Harry Palmer in Ipcress File 1965

Posted by: Tour de Force at February 17, 2013 11:47 PM (DTXwh)

290 CarolT, I once slipped on stairs and came down hard on my tailbone. I was in my 20's then and it still hurt for months. So you certainly have my sympathy.

Posted by: Donna V. at February 17, 2013 11:48 PM (BStAJ)

291 248
I always thought Michael Cain was a good actor.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy
Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:28 PM (l86i3)

If you haven't seen The Quiet American with him, you should rectify that. It was embargoed by the studio after 9-11 for whatever reason and then came out in 'limited release' the next year. Should have gotten an Oscar for it, but, well.....bad, stupid, war-monger Americans. Anyways, he got robbed. What a great movie!

Posted by: 4TZNh at February 17, 2013 11:49 PM (4TZNh)

292 @278 Rescorla!
http://preview.tinyurl.com/bg8ukjj

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 11:50 PM (1V6Pv)

293 Cornwall (west Wales)


Nope, SW England. Penzance is in Cornwall. I spent a week back in the early 90s roaming that region of England.

Posted by: puddleglum at February 17, 2013 11:52 PM (lNYy5)

294
Michael Caine in a lot of memorable roles

Peachy in "The Man Who Would be King"
All those Harry Palmer roles (The Ipcress Files, Funeral in Berlin, The Billion Dollar Brain, and a couple of others I can't remember)
"Second Hand Lions"

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 17, 2013 11:53 PM (Md8Uo)

295 Michael Caine in a lot of memorable roles

Peachy in "The Man Who Would be King"
All those Harry Palmer roles (The Ipcress Files, Funeral in Berlin, The Billion Dollar Brain, and a couple of others I can't remember)
"Second Hand Lions"

****

The straight man in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 17, 2013 11:54 PM (piMMO)

296 @271 He seems not to have had a dad. His mom "dated" Wilt Chamberlain... the round bed, the mink bedspread....
It doesn't help that our Navy picked that fat bitch, the F14. They may still not have figured out what "maneuver" means.
Can you say, "John Boyd?" I think you can.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 11:54 PM (1V6Pv)

297 Don't forget Austin Powers!

Posted by: EC at February 17, 2013 11:55 PM (doBIb)

298 Fear and loathing in Las Vegas, got to me the wildest shit written.


Hunter burned out. God bless him. Coke made a lot of shit happen in the 70s and 80's. I think it was good.

Just speed. I still think if you legalized coke and dope, the country would run full bore.

You think ANYONE on SNL in the 70's wasn't snorting? They did their best stuff coked up.

Someone find me a bag!

I didn't type that, my evil twin did.



Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 17, 2013 11:56 PM (wR+pz)

299 Many good people were murdered on 9/11/01. Rescorla was a great man who was murdered on 9/11/01.

The fact that he is dead and Michael Moore lives and breathes is one of the things that makes me question what God is up to.

Posted by: Donna V. at February 17, 2013 11:57 PM (BStAJ)

300 Thanks for info on the movie. I did not know of it. I read a number of books about the Zulu wars--Battle of Rork's Drift and Battle of Isandlewana before I made a trip to S Africa a few years ago. Very very interesting history!

Posted by: AnnaS at February 17, 2013 11:58 PM (ummNV)

301 @299 Moore clearly doesn't run, much less run with scissors.
Otherwise, perhaps, plumbing accident?
Idk, jus' sayin', is all.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 17, 2013 11:59 PM (1V6Pv)

302 If, theoretically, a person seemed to be banned at the IP where the desktop lives, and if this theoretical person couldn't change IPs like the lucky Mr. Alu Fods, and theoretically, one wrote Ace weeks ago as instructed to no effect, and theoretically, one was now told to email Maetenloch, what would Maet's email address be? Theoretically? And why am I caught in the spam filters at Moonbattery, too? {big cell-typed frowny face}

Posted by: a mindful webworker, theoretically at February 18, 2013 12:01 AM (P1Tw6)

303 If anyone here thinks acid coke are necessary to engender the run-on kitsch HST is famous for, well, you're wrong. If you need more than a moderately-strong brownie, you're hopeless.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 18, 2013 12:01 AM (E7Dhv)

304 Ohayougozaimasu. Atarashii shuu ga hajimarimashita. Konshuu mo gambarimashou.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 12:01 AM (X8n03)

305 WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LAZOR LIEK FUC US ON JOBS MR COCKSUCKING MOTHER FUCKER?

Preezy McSkeetSkeet issued a leak on his immigration plans, goes on vacation again, disbands his jobs council, and still no fucking focus on jobs. This cock sucking mother fucking piece of shit needs to fucking choke on that dick he keeps waving in front of the media to suck on.

This fucking joke of a metrosexual mom jean wearing man is a disgrace.

And the citizens who voted for this mother fucking shit head should all be beaten until their skin flakes off and our moral improves.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 12:02 AM (+OTLF)

306 Good evening, Anna.

Posted by: EC at February 18, 2013 12:02 AM (doBIb)

307 If, theoretically, a person seemed to be banned at the IP where the desktop lives, and if this theoretical person couldn't change IPs like the lucky Mr. Alu Fods, and theoretically, one wrote Ace weeks ago as instructed to no effect, and theoretically, one was now told to email Maetenloch, what would Maet's email address be? Theoretically? And why am I caught in the spam filters at Moonbattery, too? {big cell-typed frowny face}

Posted by: a mindful webworker, theoretically at February 18, 2013 12:01 AM (P1Tw6)


I blame the Joooos!

Posted by: 'Lil Chucky Hagel at February 18, 2013 12:02 AM (Vk2pI)

308 Michael Caine in Deathtrap. Brilliant.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 18, 2013 12:03 AM (E7Dhv)

309 Damn, thanks for making me feel good about my stuff. Hang in there kiddo.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 17, 2013 11:37 PM (l86i3)

Thank you s OSP. I hope your book is a best seller
Carol

Posted by: CarolT at February 18, 2013 12:03 AM (z4WKX)

310 Old Sailor, it is fucking rigged. NASCAR is just a little above WWF.

Remember the million dollar race Bill Elliott won?

Totally fucking rigged. I called them out in private, yep. They already had the check made out for the picture. They spelled Elliott's name wrong on the check and I had to photo shop the fucking thing for my book.


The are CROOKS.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 18, 2013 12:04 AM (wR+pz)

311 @304
Sialan Japans, Man! Siapa yang butuh mereka bajingan sih? Beras-makan selangkangan, berbulu, penis kecil, nenek moyang-penyembah! (Namun, mereka memiliki gergaji dingin, dan arsitektur.)

Posted by: Edge Diffraction at February 18, 2013 12:04 AM (1V6Pv)

312 peace out

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 18, 2013 12:04 AM (8sCoq)

313 274 Danica Patrick on Pole. It's rigged. Rigid I tell ya....
Posted by: Craig Poe at February 17, 2013 11:40 PM (BVkEs)

*thrown tomato* Duck! .... Anyone that can drive open wheeled cars like her does not have to " rig " it! lol! Remember, they turn right also and keep on driving in the rain! Wish she could have been just a smidge better and gotten a F1 seat. Now that would be the tits! (no pun intended!) She will figure out the car control pretty soon and start smokin' these lefties-only on the road courses soon enough. What a bonanza for Go Daddy! The marketing folks there are all having heart attacks probably!

Posted by: and irresolute at February 18, 2013 12:05 AM (DBH1h)

314 #113

I think it would be far easier to raise the mortality rate for laziness and idiocy. Instead of printing money 24/7 we should be printing Darwin Award certificates.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 12:06 AM (kcfmt)

315 I predict that unemployment will be above 7 percent still at the end of this fucking douchebag shitstain's second term...allowing him to run again claiming he couldnt do the job in two terms...as soon as he executive orders the removal of that antiquated 22nd ammendment.

The Revolution cant come soon enough. We need to purge by fire. Let the burning commence and hurry up with the fucking match.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 12:06 AM (+OTLF)

316 Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 12:02 AM (+OTLF)

But, how do you really feel?

Posted by: Infidel at February 18, 2013 12:06 AM (vTi1t)

317 Isn't Caine politically conservative? I think I remember reading an interview with him 6 or 7 years ago which put the lefties' undies in a bundle. I can't remember exactly what he said - he defended the troops or praised capitalism or something. You know, one of those shocking, disgusting beliefs that no good Hollywood actor should hold.

I remember a Neil Jordan movie he was in a while back (can't think of the name, and am too lazy to google for it). In fact, the only reason I remember the movie was his performance - he played a London pimp and was great as a cold, evil villian.

Posted by: Donna V. at February 18, 2013 12:07 AM (BStAJ)

318 305
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LAZOR LIEK FUC US ON JOBS MR COCKSUCKING MOTHER FUCKER?

Preezy
McSkeetSkeet issued a leak on his immigration plans, goes on vacation
again, disbands his jobs council, and still no fucking focus on jobs.
This cock sucking mother fucking piece of shit needs to fucking choke on
that dick he keeps waving in front of the media to suck on.

This fucking joke of a metrosexual mom jean wearing man is a disgrace.

And
the citizens who voted for this mother fucking shit head should all be
beaten until their skin flakes off and our moral improves.


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 12:02 AM (+OTLF)


Ahem.

Don't hate the puppet. Hate the puppeteers.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2013 12:07 AM (kaalw)

319 Anyone that can drive open wheeled cars like her does not have to " rig " it!

When you say "drive like her", do you mean managing the grand total of one (gifted) victory in years and years of racing with top-flight teams?

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 18, 2013 12:08 AM (lMZvt)

320 As we sit here, the media is getting together to figure out how to attack Dr Ben Carson, come tuesday, we will see the coordinated attack, that is my prediction.

Posted by: lou's a girl at February 18, 2013 12:09 AM (vgd4f)

321 Is Maetenloch really Ed Driscoll? http://tinyurl.com/a8a8scf

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2013 12:11 AM (kaalw)

322 @320 Maybe they'll find buried video of him drinking water.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 18, 2013 12:11 AM (1V6Pv)

323 322 @320 Maybe they'll find buried video of him drinking water.
Posted by: Thorvald at February 18, 2013 12:11 AM (1V6Pv)

Oh I know, how fkn ridiculous was that!

Posted by: lou's a girl at February 18, 2013 12:12 AM (vgd4f)

324 lou's a girl at February 18, 2013 12:09 AM (vgd4f)

They'll get him on evolution. "Proof" that the right is "anti-science," his brilliant career as a surgeon notwithstanding.

Posted by: Donna V. at February 18, 2013 12:13 AM (BStAJ)

325 Just heard from Miss Tammy. She sends her greetings and says she hopes to return to commenting soon. She just is very tired still after her illness.

Posted by: Mindy at February 18, 2013 12:13 AM (gBOQE)

326
Don't worry about Dr.Ben Carson.

He knows what he is doing. He is very intelligent, articulate, has a silver tongue and a spine of cold-rolled steel.

He can take care of himself. And he is giving voice to many since he has spoken. He knows what he is doing.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 18, 2013 12:14 AM (Md8Uo)

327 325 Just heard from Miss Tammy. She sends her greetings and says she hopes to return to commenting soon. She just is very tired still after her illness.
Posted by: Mindy at February 18, 2013 12:13 AM (gBOQE)

Aww God Bless her!!

Posted by: lou's a girl at February 18, 2013 12:14 AM (vgd4f)

328 Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 18, 2013 12:14 AM (Md8Uo)

Love the slap with a smile technique he uses.

He was on ABC this morning but it was way to short.

Posted by: RWC at February 18, 2013 12:15 AM (sqp6o)

329 174
Robert- re: your mom and the stars, have you ever heard James McMurtry's "Levelland"?



Mama used to roll her hair



Back before the central air



We'd sit outside and watch the stars at night



She tell me to make a wish



I'd wish we both could fly



I don't think she's seen the sky



Since we got the satellite dish



(One of my favorite song lyrics)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 17, 2013 10:58 PM (qqZuQ)

it was this
Flatter than a table top
Makes you wonder why they stopped here

Wagon must have lost a wheel

Or they lacked ambition one

Posted by: redclay at February 18, 2013 12:16 AM (H9Q+3)

330 Well, another weekend flew by and soon it's going to be deader than the bird hit by Randy Johnson's pitch.

Good night, morons and ettes!

Posted by: Donna V. at February 18, 2013 12:16 AM (BStAJ)

331 326 Don't worry about Dr.Ben Carson.He knows what he is doing. He is very intelligent, articulate, has a silver tongue and a spine of cold-rolled steel.He can take care of himself. And he is giving voice to many since he has spoken. He knows what he is doing.
Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at February 18, 2013 12:14 AM (Md8Uo)

Warching the tape of him on Hannity, the thing I find hilarious is the shreiking media thought he was disrespectful of obama, when the hellis it wrong to go after somebody who is is hell bent on destroying America? So over the msm, they are dying and I love it.

Posted by: lou's a girl at February 18, 2013 12:17 AM (vgd4f)

332 323 322 @320 Maybe they'll find buried video of him drinking water.
Posted by: Thorvald at February 18, 2013 12:11 AM (1V6Pv)
Oh I know, how fkn ridiculous was that!
Posted by: lou's a girl at February 18, 2013 12:12 AM (vgd4f)
------
Every single day I can't believe what this country is turning into because of the media. Every single day.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at February 18, 2013 12:17 AM (Y5I9o)

333 http://preview.tinyurl.com/cptkquj
I keep hoping for another.
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr., wrote "Up From Liberalism".
Dr. Carver's mentor at Tuskegee wrote "Up From Slavery".
The Commie-fag-junkie Complex has suppressed all three, to the extent they are able.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 18, 2013 12:18 AM (1V6Pv)

334 Mindy McCready, who was 10 days into a 21-day outpatient treatment following
her boyfriend's death, shot and killed herself Sunday.



Posted by: kbdabear at February 18, 2013 12:19 AM (mCvL4)

335 Oh, and someone said noted douche Roger Clemons was banging Mindy McCready when she was 15. Was this, er, generally known at the time? Everyone was OK with it? Why didn't Clemons end up in the slammer?

Posted by: Donna V. at February 18, 2013 12:20 AM (BStAJ)

336 Gun Rights: Are There Any Peaceful Solutions Left?


http://tinyurl.com/acpmdfq

Posted by: kbdabear at February 18, 2013 12:21 AM (mCvL4)

337 My BF Barry and I are watching 'Zulu' and 'Caining' each other. At your expense! Suck it, serfs!! LOL @ U !!

Posted by: Reggie Love at February 18, 2013 12:21 AM (ypzqs)

338
302 If, theoretically, a person seemed to be banned at the IP where the desktop lives, and if this theoretical person couldn't change IPs like the lucky Mr. Alu Fods, and theoretically, one wrote Ace weeks ago as instructed to no effect, and theoretically, one was now told to email Maetenloch, what would Maet's email address be? Theoretically? And why am I caught in the spam filters at Moonbattery, too? {big cell-typed frowny face}
Posted by: a mindful webworker, theoretically at February 18, 2013 12:01 AM (P1Tw6)


Then one should theoretically look at the Notice at the bottom of the ONT where Maetenloch lists his email address.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2013 12:23 AM (GULKT)

339 Just heard from Miss Tammy. She sends her greetings and says she hopes to return to commenting soon. She just is very tired still after her illness.

Give her our regards. I've got a story almost finished for when she returns.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 18, 2013 12:23 AM (hpDVh)

340 Warching the tape of him on Hannity, the thing I find hilarious is the shreiking media thought he was disrespectful of obama, when the hellis it wrong to go after somebody who is is hell bent on destroying America? So over the msm, they are dying and I love it.

Posted by: lou's a girl at February 18, 2013 12:17 AM (vgd4f)

What pisses me off about them saying he was rude and it wasn't themplace for this...

When the fuck is it the right time??? His press conferences when he runs away after giving a speech? When he sits down and hands the reporter the questions he wants to be asked? The filtered fireside chat?

Thank G*d Dr. Carson saw the opportunity and took it.

Fuck the Emperor and his Praetorian Guard in the media.

Posted by: RWC at February 18, 2013 12:24 AM (sqp6o)

341 @336 This!
Even if they succeed in their Hitler-like gun-grabs, will they still run with scissors? What about the dangers of choking on food?
Many will succumb, if they go that route.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 18, 2013 12:26 AM (1V6Pv)

342 #203

In the original cut of the movie the aliens were threatening the West Coast with a massive tidal wave. They dropped the subplot because the SFX for it came out awful. So as Cameron originally wrote it, Biehn's character had a good reason beyond crazy to nuke the aliens. The final cut was very unkind to that character.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 12:26 AM (kcfmt)

343 Thank G*d Dr. Carson saw the opportunity and took it. Fuck the Emperor and his Praetorian Guard in the media.
Posted by: RWC at February 18, 2013 12:24 AM (sqp6o)

Indeed, he took thatoppurtunity and ran with it, Love him for that.

Posted by: lou's a girl at February 18, 2013 12:26 AM (vgd4f)

344 Zulu? That's me.

Posted by: George Takei, aboard the Enterprise at February 18, 2013 12:26 AM (Q2wni)

345 When the fuck is it the right time??? His press conferences when he runs away after giving a speech? When he sits down and hands the reporter the questions he wants to be asked? The filtered fireside chat? Thank G*d Dr. Carson saw the opportunity and took it. Fuck the Emperor and his Praetorian Guard in the media.
Posted by: RWC at February 18, 2013 12:24 AM (sqp6o


And you know its not as if he took direct shots at Obama, unlike say what the Dixie Chicks did to Bush. Really the only way you could consider him attacking Obama is if what he said was going on is if you know that's what Obama is doing.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2013 12:27 AM (GULKT)

346 I seem to remember a piece of music that was introduced by some spoken word material related to the Battle of Rorke's Drift. Narrator might have been Richard Burton. Does this ring a bell with anybody?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 18, 2013 12:29 AM (673KB)

347 #317

Sounds like Mona Lisa, starring Bob Hoskins.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 12:29 AM (kcfmt)

348 He knows what he is doing. He is very intelligent, articulate, has a silver tongue and a spine of cold-rolled steel


***

Clean

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 18, 2013 12:29 AM (piMMO)

349 285 Rick Rescorla,
Fucking unbelievable hero. There was a book about him by a guy who read about him in Nam and went out of his way to meet him.


http://www.mudvillegazette.com/000307.html

Posted by: 80sBaby at February 18, 2013 12:31 AM (YjDyJ)

350 OK, I'm out

tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson (not the clip I wanted, but it'll do at February 18, 2013 12:31 AM (JMmQ9)

351 Regarding the National Prayer Breakfast, one of my sons pointed out tome the excellent speech by one Metaxas last year, author and "Veggie tales" screenwriter. I loves me my Veggie Tales!!!
http://preview.tinyurl.com/7r6kzb5
He doesn't seem like the nicest guy, and he clearly needs to get out of Manhattan ASAP, but he speaks truth to power (for a Yalie).

Posted by: Thorvald at February 18, 2013 12:33 AM (1V6Pv)

352 "317 Isn't Caine politically conservative? I think I remember reading an interview with him 6 or 7 years ago which put the lefties' undies in a bundle. I can't remember exactly what he said - he defended the troops or praised capitalism or something. You know, one of those shocking, disgusting beliefs that no good Hollywood actor should hold. "

He railed against the tax system in England, how they punish success and reward the undeserving. I believe he wanted to relocate to America, but with Obama attempting to mirror those actions, he probably thought twice.

Posted by: Synnerman at February 18, 2013 12:34 AM (0Bdlg)

353 And you know its not as if he took direct shots at Obama, unlike say what the Dixie Chicks did to Bush. Really the only way you could consider him attacking Obama is if what he said was going on is if you know that's what Obama is doing.
Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2013 12:27 AM (GULKT)

I agree. But its about time someone when after obama, I know we have talk radio, blogs, etc. But damn, obama hate America, and has shown it since day one. First thing he did was delete his records from being searched, the n went after the military i think.

Posted by: lou's a girl at February 18, 2013 12:34 AM (vgd4f)

354 "And you know its not as if he took direct shots at Obama, unlike say what the Dixie Chicks did to Bush."

Well, the Dixie Scrunts didn't criticize Bush to his face - but Steve Colbert did. He mocked him at some dinner and was praised to the skies for "speaking truth to power."

If an unfunny comedian insults a Republican president to his face, the MSM acts like it's the equivalent of Rosa Parks refusing to sit in the back of the bus. But let a distinguished physician express doubts about His Lordship's policies and, well, you know...

Posted by: Donna V. at February 18, 2013 12:34 AM (BStAJ)

355 Check out he Leno quote...

http://uberhumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/BdTKH1i.jpg

Posted by: 18-1 at February 18, 2013 12:36 AM (zPVBH)

356 Sounds like Mona Lisa, starring Bob Hoskins. Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 12:29 AM (kcfmt)

That's it!. Hoskins is also a very good actor.

OK, now I'm really off to bed...

Posted by: Donna V. at February 18, 2013 12:37 AM (BStAJ)

357 Those looking to pick up the "Zulu" Blu-ray at Amazon, like I did last week, make sure you choose the one with the ASIN: B001CTBGNS, not the one that says "Remastered." Apparently the cheaper one is not very good, while the one I bought comes from the UK and is loaded with extras, including a commentary and several documentaries.

Posted by: Synnerman at February 18, 2013 12:37 AM (0Bdlg)

358 The replay of Hannity and Dr. carson is on.

Posted by: RWC at February 18, 2013 12:38 AM (sqp6o)

359 Howdy hi morons. Late to the ONT as usual...

Posted by: zeera at February 18, 2013 12:38 AM (3dXwx)

360 Now I lay me down to sleep....

Posted by: Thorvald at February 18, 2013 12:39 AM (1V6Pv)

361 "i voted for the person that wants to do good for the country, (cue disarming smile) and that's as far as i'll go with that.

Posted by: RWC at February 18, 2013 12:40 AM (sqp6o)

362 " Then one should theoretically look at the Notice at the bottom of the ONT where Maetenloch lists his email address."

I swear that wasn't there before. How did you do that?

gooooood night

Posted by: a mindful webworker, theoretically at February 18, 2013 12:41 AM (waJ+2)

363 KBDaBear ‏@kbdabear

Nice of this girl to give kitteh a place to sit

pic.twitter.com/EBYwAf0h

Posted by: kbdabear at February 18, 2013 12:43 AM (mCvL4)

364 I swear that wasn't there before. How did you do that? gooooood night

Its always there that's why you probably miss it.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2013 12:44 AM (GULKT)

365 So, this happened earlier tonight, as told by Eldest Kidlet.

What Happens when you let Jarrod wash dishes

Jarrod: Hello customer 1, welcome to Mr. Cleanies, one scrub to go. (This was repeated for about 4-ish cups, then)

Jarrod: Hello customer 8, welcome to Mr. Cleanies. You are an orange cup, you are depressed…………*whisper* we know you voted for Obama… (At this, Mom laughed so hard she cried…and so Jarrod continued.)

Jarrod: Hello customer 11, (I missed a few when I was trying to write all that he said) as we said before, we will not accept checks, but we will happily take all your belongings…. but no children, they don’t count.
(As I said I missed a few, so by the time I was done writing that, he was at 15.)

Jarrod: Hello 17…. no…15, yes 15…oh, so now you are sad? That’s to be expected, you are a red cup, and you are known to be mental. Your owner hates you; she likes the blue cups better. (The red and blue cups where mine)

Jarrod: Hello 16, you are a purple cup, you are angry, we don’t care who at as long as you pay us (Purple cups are Mira’s)

Jarrod: Hello Mr. Jar, you are # 18…you are lasts…good job. You are making my life hard by being a jug, why are you here? You are not a cup…oh right, you pay us. Stupid question.

Jarrod: Hello pie dish, no, you are a custard dish, what are you doing here? Are you going to pay us? Oh, good, welcome to Mr. Cleanies then.
(And all this was said in a bored voice. If any one else plays portal or Portal 2, he kinda sounded like GlaDOs)

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 18, 2013 12:44 AM (wbeNt)

366 I see you are doing 'business' with Chase. That is getting in bed with the devil. I used to do business with Chase, a couple of car loans, and a credit card. Then in 2004 I had a number of fraudulent charges on the Chase Visa. I promptly informed Chase these charges were fraudulent. Chase replied no problem, we'll take care of it.

4 weeks later I received a Chase bill listing the same fraudulent charges as over due and several more new fraudulent charges from the same Australian bogus charges from the previous month. Next thing I know, I check my credit rating and find Chase is posting a negative rating for me, a guy who has never paid late on anything for 45+ years.

I finally, after many calls, I got to talk with the middle manager at Chase credit card services. I explained the problem to him and 2 days later he called back to apologize for the problem and agreed to issue a new card with a new number. I told him it was too late.

A few days later I received a new Chase card. I cut the new card into pieces and mailed it back to Chase with a terse note stating I will no longer do business with Chase. About 5 or 6 day later I received a call from the same middle manager I talk with earlier. He was most apologetic and asked what he could do to retain me as a Chase customer. I replied absolutely nothing.

He then offered to give me $500 free credit on a new Chase Visa. I said no thank you. Then he asked what can we do to keep you as a loyal Chase customer. I told him the only thing that would satisfy me was the CEO of Chase credit card services knocking on my front door and getting down on his knees on my front porch and begging to wash my feet. Shocked silence was the response.

Ace, you want firearm/ammo companies to stop dealing with the statists but you accept advertising from Chase? WTF? Twisted logic! JPM-Chase, GS, etc. are the enemy.

Posted by: parker at February 18, 2013 12:44 AM (LCb5K)

367 Goodnight. I'll probably check in tomorrow.

Have an excellent week! May all your encounters with LIVs be fruitful.

Posted by: Mindy at February 18, 2013 12:45 AM (gBOQE)

368 Night all, glad you are here!

Posted by: lou's a girl at February 18, 2013 12:45 AM (vgd4f)

369 Breitbart News ‏@BreitbartNews

Americans for Prosperity Set to Clash Against Rove's Super PAC: Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group...

http://bit.ly/Ux2SnA

Posted by: kbdabear at February 18, 2013 12:46 AM (mCvL4)

370 Polliwogette, lol Jarrod is shaping up to be a funny comic.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 12:47 AM (X8n03)

371 kdabear:

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/22773-2/brush1624.jpg

Some cats get the best jobs.

Posted by: Kristophr at February 18, 2013 12:48 AM (wYVte)

372 Thanks for the update Mindy, I was starting to get really worried.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 18, 2013 12:51 AM (wbeNt)

373 That's funny Polliwogette. What does he say to the plates and pots and pans. I would have died laughing.

Posted by: Infidel at February 18, 2013 12:53 AM (vTi1t)

374 Anna P, have to admit I thought you might get a kick out of it and wasn't sure how to point it out to you on FaceBook. I was laughing nearly as much reading the transcript as during the actual event.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 18, 2013 12:55 AM (wbeNt)

375 kbdabear - Good on them. I actually met Tim Phillips when they came here in 2009, seems like a straight shooter.

Posted by: Infidel at February 18, 2013 12:56 AM (vTi1t)

376 Damn, Facebook is getting really desperate. The only reason I joined int he first place was to enter contests or do promotional stuff that required an account. I have zero virtual friends and like it that way.

But at least once a day they send me a message wanting me to acknowledge if I know any of the people listed. Usually the list will have a few distant acquaintances I barely recognize and some semi-famous people like writers who get connected to me because a distant mutual acquaintance relationship.

Just now I got the first Facebook message in which the list of people is a complete mystery to me. Maybe it's because I'm not a teenage girl but I just don't get the purpose of Facebook

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 12:57 AM (kcfmt)

377 The Oyster Wagon: 1905- http://bit.ly/WRabXq : "Circa 1905. 'Unloading oyster luggers at Baltimore.' 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company."

Bien Venido: 1897- http://bit.ly/Ys7rgS : "St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1890s. 'The Alcazar and Cordova from the Ponce de Leon.' Three of Henry Flagler's landmark Florida hotels, with a welcome spelled out in Edison lights. 8x10 negative by William Henry Jackson."

The Great Race: 1915- http://bit.ly/Li1rQl : "May 1915. 'York, Pa., auto races -- start of Washington, D.C., cars.' Please ignore the mold. National Photo Company Collection glass negative."

Market Street: 1910- http://bit.ly/O4HoWa : "Philadelphia City Hall ca. 1910. 'Market St. west from 12th.' An embarrassment of riches for you signage buffs. 8x10 inch glass negative."

Posted by: 80sBaby at February 18, 2013 12:57 AM (YjDyJ)

378 Heh. Watching Never Say Never again on some random channel that I rarely watch. Fatima Blush is driving around in a riced-up Le Car. That'll work!

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 18, 2013 01:00 AM (1c58W)

379 epobirs: Just now I got the first Facebook message in which
the list of people is a complete mystery to me. Maybe it's because I'm
not a teenage girl but I just don't get the purpose of Facebook



The purpose of Facebook is to sell your personal data and lists of who you know.

When the service is free, you are the product being sold.

Posted by: Kristophr at February 18, 2013 01:00 AM (wYVte)

380 To plates and bowls he says "Your turn mom" as he was washing the cups because he hadn't dried them thoroughly last time and they'd gotten sour smelling.

It does make me wonder how many brilliant improv comedians barely escaped being justifiably murdered by their mothers in childhood.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 18, 2013 01:02 AM (wbeNt)

381 Just now I got the first Facebook message in which the list of people is a complete mystery to me. Maybe it's because I'm not a teenage girl but I just don't get the purpose of Facebook
Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 12:57 AM (kcfmt)

Well originally it was just about like a free version of "Classmates.com" Which is of course what it will become if they ever try to start charging people for its services. Depending on your information you gave they might be looking for people you know based on location and interests and stuff you've liked.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2013 01:03 AM (GULKT)

382 I'm trying to explain Godel's incompleteness theorem implications to some tard on HuffPo...

...its like talking to a fucking potted palm.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 18, 2013 01:04 AM (1rU+d)

383 Yer trying to teach calculus to gerbils, @PurpAv

Posted by: Kristophr at February 18, 2013 01:04 AM (wYVte)

384 262
In my younger days the thought had crossed my mind. Then someone I still
value to this day asked me a question. She said, aren't you at least a
little bit curious about what happens next? A silly simple statement,
but I thought it was powerful. Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer
shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February
17, 2013 11:30 PM (l86i3)



I had exactly the same experience. Good or bad, I wanted to know what happened next...

Posted by: Donna V. at February 17, 2013 11:36 PM (BStAJ)
If you give a damn what happens next, you're not suicidally depressed.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 18, 2013 01:05 AM (s1qKD)

385 Carson just tweeted that he'll be on Bill Bennett's radio show in the morning.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 18, 2013 01:05 AM (piMMO)

386 Facebook is the internet version of the high school yearbook.

Twitter is the internet version of the high school bathroom wall.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 18, 2013 01:05 AM (xjpRj)

387 Well Polliwogette, just email me I guess. Address in handle.

But that is just so funny.

Well night all.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 01:07 AM (X8n03)

388 Congrats to the top 10....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 18, 2013 01:09 AM (PaZx6)

389 SCSI drive just formatted OK...

...running sector scan now.

I *heart* SCSI

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 18, 2013 01:13 AM (1rU+d)

390 When you say "drive like her", do you mean managing the grand total of one (gifted) victory in years and years of racing with top-flight teams?
Posted by: Waterhouse at February 18, 2013 12:08 AM (lMZvt)

No. I do not mean "victory", I mean the ability to drive those cars at that level and not get mangled . Her formula Ford victories, her karting skill, her formula Atlantic experince, the all around dedication to her path. Her "top-flight" team placement is a credit to the vision of the folks running those teams. May I mention Kathy Rude who may have been this lucky, but a little too early, and had it not been for the unfortunate event at Sears Point and her devastating crash there might be whom I cheer for today. Step up, Danica! Continue your record of being running at the end.

Posted by: and irresolute at February 18, 2013 01:14 AM (DBH1h)

391
Zulu is one of my all time favorites! Great film, even though as I have grown older I have realized that Attenborough slipped a lot of his left wing Weltanshaung into the film. To wit, the officer of Engineers (Chard) was actually from an aristocratic family, while the Caine character was from a more middle class background. One supposses the characters were flipped to support the more socially aware conclusion that the aristocracy were a bunch of toffs who only owed their positions to heredity. Some other poster has already commented on the fact that Clour Sergeant Bourne was not quite as grizzled a veteran as portrayed in the film. I also believe that the character of Pvt. Hook was portrayed as some sort of gallow's rat, when in reality he was a much more typical sort of soldier. I believe that some of his decendants actually sued for defamation due to Attenborouh's portrayal of him.
Still, it is definitely a cracking good Victorian period piece, and I really can't imagine such a film being made today (i.e. the European Imperials as the good guys).

Posted by: BigDaddyD at February 18, 2013 01:15 AM (S4N/h)

392 So I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere with a bad water pump bearing. The front desk at my current motel complained to me for twenty minutes about how her family are legal immigrants and they can't find jobs because the paperless get hired first. My response was 'where's the ice machine?'. Repubtards are delusional if they think immigration and not mediaculture outreach will make them competitive with Latins.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at February 18, 2013 01:15 AM (9ISXu)

393 Arts Festival in T-5 ...

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Happy Sunday to everybody,
& Happy Next Week, too ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 18, 2013 01:16 AM (TvO05)

394 Don't hate the puppet. Hate the puppeteers.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2013 12:07 AM (kaalw)


who
are
the
puppeteers
http://tinyurl.com/a5rwua9

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 01:19 AM (+OTLF)

395 #381

I gave the absolute bare minimum of info I could at signup. AFAIK just about all of the connections they've made are based on other people linking to my name in assorted ways, like letting FaceBook look at their Contacts list.

#386

Maybe I'd understand better if I appeared in the yearbook for any of the high schools I attended. To the best of my knowledge none of them even list my name with 'No photo available.'

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 01:20 AM (kcfmt)

396 8 chemjeff,

I don't whether to be happy or bothered I was gone half a week w/out my loyal stenographer to aid me....


Heh

Posted by: sven10077 at February 18, 2013 01:20 AM (LRFds)

397 395 epobirs,

Good for you, I am in 3 action photos in mine and no glam shots

Posted by: sven10077 at February 18, 2013 01:22 AM (LRFds)

398 Most water pump bearings are just a bronze sleeve bearing. They can be pretty worn and still function unless the shaft wobble is so bad it causes the pully to start eating up the belt.

What goes bad when the shaft wobbles a little is the seal get whupped out and it starts leaking water.

There is some crap auto parts stores have you can dump in the radiator that will swell up the seal and make it seal better...*temporarily*.

If you lay in 5 or 10gal of water, you'll probably be able to make it quite a bit further keeping a watchful eye on the water temp gauge.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 18, 2013 01:23 AM (1rU+d)

399 My particular POS has the water pump sharing a belt with the timing with the pulley starting to show signs of seizing/shearing. I'm trying to decide if I risk the seventy mile drive to the nearest open garage, light it on fire and homestead, or call someone with a trailer to come get me. The grinding wooshing gurgling noise is making my SAD worse.

Posted by: Exasperated Expat at February 18, 2013 01:33 AM (9ISXu)

400 I think Pistorius will get acquitted. He's gonna walk.

Four shots thru a bathroom door hit her in the head, arm, hip, and finger. If he thought it was an intruder, how did he know *exactly* where the intruder was and that the intruder was sitting? Four shots into a bathroom that was probably huge.

Nope, there's a screw loose.

Posted by: t-bird at February 18, 2013 01:36 AM (FcR7P)

401 I first saw that Zulu at Ft. Riley Kansas in 1966. The main reason it sticks in my mind is it almost caused a race riot at the base theater. The black GIs weren't particularly thrilled with the movie and were quite vocal about it. Part of the times I guess.

Posted by: JHW at February 18, 2013 01:36 AM (B38OD)

402 The black GIs weren't particularly thrilled with the movie and were quite vocal about it.

They'd be less thrilled with it today. "Why can't more of our women look like that?" I just watched it. Thousands of cast and extras. The chief was fat. That was about it.

Posted by: t-bird at February 18, 2013 01:42 AM (FcR7P)

403 If anyone is interested, check out the Finnish film Talvisota, The Winter War, on YouTube. It portrays an epic historical battle in Finland vs. Russia, 1940. Very well done, the producers must have raided a lot of museums to get authentic period weapons and equipment. English subtitles.

Posted by: JHW at February 18, 2013 01:49 AM (B38OD)

404 okay, finished watching the movie, then finished reading the thread
not a bad flick

Posted by: chemjeff at February 18, 2013 01:59 AM (BBWjt)

405 anybody still up?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 18, 2013 01:59 AM (BBWjt)

406 394
Don't hate the puppet. Hate the puppeteers.




Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2013 12:07 AM (kaalw)


who
are
the
puppeteers
http://tinyurl.com/a5rwua9



Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 01:19 AM



Sorry, don't know any -- but I know their favorites. Valjar, who gets to run the White House without elections or confirmations; Christine Lagarde who comes out of nowhere in Chicago to run the IMF -- which doesn't cause an international incident because she's "French" [that would be "Chicago-French"]; Jon Corzine, who got to scam off with $1.6B of customer funds and is walking around a free man; Obama himself -- although he isn't in thick enough for them to disguise his utter SCoaMFism; Elena Kagan -- part of the Harvard connection http://tinyurl.com/2455sme ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Fitzgerald ; http://tinyurl.com/7o3tse7 ; the "Mistress of Disaster", herself -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Gorelick ....they're the officer corps. There are common characteristics -- Chicago, Harvard, Democrat, outrageous scandals buried by media.

The foot-soldiers, "useful idiots" and such are obvious, too -- here's a few: http://tinyurl.com/bh2eu3e http://tinyurl.com/af4qhyz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Blagojevich -- it gets really obvious that they weren't higher-up when they start serving time.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2013 02:02 AM (kaalw)

407 Yep, but only for another second. Taking my NRA Pistol Basics class tomorrow.

Posted by: t-bird at February 18, 2013 02:02 AM (FcR7P)

408 Yes, and there will be hell to pay with the wife.


Posted by: Die Trying at February 18, 2013 02:04 AM (Tzn43)

409 Howdy, chemjeff! How's it hangin'?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2013 02:04 AM (kaalw)

410 #203In the original cut of the movie the aliens were threatening the West Coast with a massive tidal wave. They dropped the subplot because the SFX for it came out awful. So as Cameron originally wrote it, Biehn's character had a good reason beyond crazy to nuke the aliens. The final cut was very unkind to that character.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 12:26 AM

I did not know that. That's one hell of a re-edit. Coffey was the only character I liked. When they give him a hard time in the bomb prep scene, it's like "just shoot the lippy bitch, man, noone will blame you. Gah!" I could never get why they just didn't let Biehn nuke the site from the precipice... just to be sure.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2013 02:13 AM (yBF/9)

411 anybody still up?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 18, 2013 01:59 AM (BBWjt)


More or less...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2013 02:15 AM (Vk2pI)

412 #203In the original cut of the movie the aliens were threatening the West Coast with a massive tidal wave. They dropped the subplot because the SFX for it came out awful. So as Cameron originally wrote it, Biehn's character had a good reason beyond crazy to nuke the aliens. The final cut was very unkind to that character.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 12:26 AM

I did not know that. That's one hell of a re-edit. Coffey was the only character I liked. When they give him a hard time in the bomb prep scene, it's like "just shoot the lippy bitch, man, noone will blame you. Gah!" I could never get why they just didn't let Biehn nuke the site from the precipice... just to be sure.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2013 02:13 AM (yBF/9)


Cameroun intended it to be like a modern "Day the Earth Stood Still" but with water manipulating deep sea creatures that will smash humanity if it doesn't "stay in line."

The edit cut out that subtext, and honestly made the movie better.

Sadly, no one can do that to Cameroun anymore, and as a result his stuff like Avatar sucked Thunder-Smurf balls...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2013 02:17 AM (Vk2pI)

413 Sadly, no one can do that to Cameroun anymore, and as a result his stuff like Avatar sucked Thunder-Smurf balls...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2013 02:17 AM (Vk2pI)
Blasphemer...Avatar was awesome.I curse you.
May you see Barack Obamas face every time you think of boobs.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 02:23 AM (+OTLF)

414 Also Abyss was mediocre both edited and as the Alien coming to punish man edit that is available as the directors cut.

The dialogue and story of both versions is mediocre. But still a cut above the standard fare we get served up weekly from hollywood.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 02:24 AM (+OTLF)

415 406 Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2013 02:02 AM (kaalw)

Where are the good guy puppetmasters. There has to be some that oppose them. Or are there none...

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 02:26 AM (+OTLF)

416 damn i got that many sockpuppets?

apologies y'all

Posted by: JDP at February 18, 2013 02:30 AM (8HhF2)

417 Cameron peaked early, with Terminator and Aliens. Abyss was the harbinger of doom. True Lies is entertaining, but nothing special, T2 hasn't aged well... it's still a decent ride, but, Arnie as a good guy Terminator sucks the life out of it, in the long haul. Avatar, well, he's into serious twee territory now and there's no turning back. Cameron's certainly a heavyweight director, but his only truly great, perfect works are T1 and Aliens.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2013 02:30 AM (yBF/9)

418 Edward Furlong ruined T2 IMHO...shit acting and I just couldn't get myself to care for his character...

Posted by: Icedog at February 18, 2013 02:34 AM (9ScGj)

419 FB is great for military families and other folks separated from their relatives. I can share family photos with all my relatives with one simple click.

Posted by: Icedog at February 18, 2013 02:36 AM (9ScGj)

420 415
406 Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2013 02:02 AM (kaalw)

Where are the good guy puppetmasters. There has to be some that oppose them. Or are there none...


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 02:26 AM (+OTLF)


It's the same story throughout recorded history -- and VDH does a good job documenting it. Good guys are tending their fuckin' farms. Bad guys are looking to government to help seize them.

Good guys, when successful with their own "farm", expand it by buying up the less successful "farms" of their neighbors and remaking them as successful ones. Bad guys bleed out the "farm" they seize and look to seize a more successful one to continue their looting.

Good guys turn failure into success by repurposing. Bad guys turn success into personal gain through looting.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2013 02:36 AM (kaalw)

421 Sadly, no one can do that to Cameroun anymore, and as a result his stuff like Avatar sucked Thunder-Smurf balls...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2013 02:17 AM (Vk2pI)
Blasphemer...Avatar was awesome.I curse you.
May you see Barack Obamas face every time you think of boobs.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 02:23 AM (+OTLF)


Avatar sucked. The plot was an inferior derivative. While some of the technology he created was spiffy, the world was too fake looking, the characters beyond 2-D, and the tree-hugging moralizing was way over the top.

In a way I'm glad he won't get to Battle Angel Alita anytime soon because I truly fear how he'll f**k that up.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2013 02:39 AM (Vk2pI)

422 I have a soft spot for the Abyss because a friend of a friend did some temporary paintings for where SFX shots were to be inserted. The friend I knew him through worked for the company that does a big portion of the test screenings for the film industry, so I used to see a lot of movie in rough edits.

We saw the Abyss in such a screening and the shot of the underwater alien city/mothership was instead a painting with Jim's name plainly visible. Our group of about a dozen started cheering wildly at that point and baffled the living shit out of the studio execs observing the screening.

Whenever it was a fantasy or SF movie the fannish community tended to be severely overrepresented and really skewed things when they bothered to do surveys. When they screened Star Trek V (as if they were actually going to do anything based on audience response) I noted that I recognized every face in the theater and could put names to about a third of them. So, an effective sample of the movie going public.

When the movie ended and the lights came up, they handed out surveys and pencils. We started talking amongst ourselves, seeking the right words to express the problems with the movie. A fanboy in the row ahead of us turned around and demanded to know, "You aren't going to write anything bad, are you?" Which is why it seemed so odd that they bothered to have a screening.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 02:44 AM (kcfmt)

423 and the tree-hugging moralizing was way over the top.

Avatar allowed Cameron to go all in with his liberal bullshit. You can see that he sort of wanted to do this with Titanic as well, but he was partially held back in that he wanted it to be a story happening during a historical event. So he couldn't show all the rich upperclass passengers as selfish greedy assholes only concerned with themselves because that's not what the accounts portrayed as having happened.

Posted by: buzzion at February 18, 2013 02:44 AM (GULKT)

424 Looking back, the best thing about 'True Lies' was getting to see what it might have been like if they made a Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD movie in the 60s with Charlton Heston in the lead. Imagine if they'd actually hired Jim Steranko to storyboard it. It seems to have been a fantasy of Cameron's.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 02:48 AM (kcfmt)

425 well, I wandered off to some other part of the Internet, so now I'm going to bed.
good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at February 18, 2013 02:51 AM (BBWjt)

426 Looking back, the best thing about 'True Lies' was getting to see what it might have been like if they made a Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD movie in the 60s with Charlton Heston in the lead. Imagine if they'd actually hired Jim Steranko to storyboard it. It seems to have been a fantasy of Cameron's.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 02:48 AM

Yeah, True Lies is ok. Can't badmouth it really. It's a fun ride. But, it's one of those films that are awesome on first viewing, but just don't have the same punch with revisiting.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2013 02:51 AM (yBF/9)

427 Donna, that movie was Mona Lisa.... i just happened to watch it about four hours ago.... good movie.... with Bob Hoskins also...

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at February 18, 2013 02:51 AM (OlV9H)

428 I don't know nothin' 'bout sockpuppetin'. It's all for the anti-imperial cause

Posted by: Gleen Greeweld at February 18, 2013 02:55 AM (8HhF2)

429 Looking back, the best thing about 'True Lies' was getting to see what it might have been like if they made a Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD movie in the 60s with Charlton Heston in the lead. Imagine if they'd actually hired Jim Steranko to storyboard it. It seems to have been a fantasy of Cameron's.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 02:48 AM

So, Cameron was hot to do NF:AOS, with Steranko on preproduction? Didn't know that. Interesting, because Cameron was keen to do X-Men and was in talks with Marvel, in the late 80's, I think? Could have been early 90's... not sure. Can't recall why it fell through, might have been due to one of the fuckup periods that Marvel went through regularly. It couldn't have been worse than the crap that got made later.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2013 03:06 AM (yBF/9)

430 Eastwood was supposed to have been Wolverine, IIRC. Which would have been... interesting, to say the least. He's got the right personality and the perefect voice for it and age, at the time wasn't a deal breaker, considering the character was supposed to be a get off my lawn guy, anyway. Might have been a bit too tall though. Better than Hugh Jackman, anyway.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2013 03:13 AM (yBF/9)

431 I am not an alcoholic. Alcoholics go to meetings.

I go to parties.

Posted by: Navybrat at February 18, 2013 03:25 AM (PrXue)

432 No More Golf For Me Ever! NMGFME! As long as that puke is hitting the ball, I shall never play again. eos. End Of Story!

Posted by: and irresolute at February 18, 2013 03:36 AM (DBH1h)

433 Additionaly, may I please mention ... Amazon Sucks! I get so much better service on Netflix. Yeah ..mmm.. I am watching TV reruns there, but at least I don't have to exit and restart my browser to "detect" ... "DETECT" ... that I have a really high speed connection that should not be whacked by Jeff's system being so goofy. Sorry ... just had a 3 hour experince watching "Flight", which should have only take 2hrs of my very short live. TKS, Jeff! Love, me.

Posted by: and irresolute at February 18, 2013 03:42 AM (DBH1h)

434 Cameron came pretty close to doing Spider-man and had a screenplay with some pre-production effort on how they were going to make it work. It fell apart and became Raimi's project a couple years later.

Eastwood would have been all wrong for Wolverine as he is the opposite physical type, being tall and lanky. OTOH, Judge Dredd was modeled on him from its beginning in 2000 A.D.

At the right age Eastwood could also have been Jonah Hex. In a lot of ways 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' was a Jonah Hex movie.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 03:48 AM (kcfmt)

435 Avatar sucked. The plot was an inferior derivative.
While some of the technology he created was spiffy, the world was too
fake looking, the characters beyond 2-D, and the tree-hugging moralizing
was way over the top.



In a way I'm glad he won't get to Battle Angel Alita anytime soon because I truly fear how he'll f**k that up.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2013 02:39 AM (Vk2pI)

Meh. Opinions are like assholes...but he did go all in with the tree hugger thing...and I suspect that colors your opinion more than it should. There is nothing wrong with moralizing in a fable. Thats what fables are for...and really movies are just high tech fables. Now you can agree or disagree with the actual moralization.On a technical level, aside from the overly shiny skin on the 2nd and third tier creatures i really liked the tech marvels he put on film. And sure the story was derivative but thats not unusual for sfx blockbuster films trying to reach the widest audience possible. Did you really want him to make a thinking mans film that was conservative in moralization>? Pretty sure he would have gotten about 2 dollars in backing for something like that. None of his films have been thinking man films and all of his plots are derivative and typical for action films. In fact, even T1 and Aliens are by the numbers in terms of plot.
The fact that we dont have any creative types on our side willing to counter the tree huggers and put their time and money into affecting hollywood and the products they put out...well...thats on us.Did you see it in Imax btw?? Cause its pretty spectacular to watch in that format if you can get past your hatred of trees and forests and the little cute creatures that inhabit them.Trivia...none of the facial acting was Mocap. It was all hand animated from reference...thats pretty impressive if you care about or are into that stuff.Also, i am pretty sure you wouldnt hate trees so much if it werent for liberals.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 03:49 AM (+OTLF)

436 Of course, if they adapted the 'Old Man Logan' storyline...

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 03:51 AM (kcfmt)

437 432
No More Golf For Me Ever! NMGFME! As long as that puke is hitting the ball, I shall never play again. eos. End Of Story!

Posted by: and irresolute at February 18, 2013 03:36 AM (DBH1h)
Wel you better hope he has a date with an early grave cause that cunt is gonna be golfing every day non stop as soon as he can get away with it till the day he and that lobsterzilla of a bitch he is married to drop dead.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 03:51 AM (+OTLF)

438 426
Looking back, the best thing about 'True Lies' was getting to see what
it might have been like if they made a Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD movie
in the 60s with Charlton Heston in the lead. Imagine if they'd actually
hired Jim Steranko to storyboard it. It seems to have been a fantasy of
Cameron's.



Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 02:48 AM

The best thing about true lies was Jamie Lee Curtis...the first and last role where she was fantastic start to end.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 03:52 AM (+OTLF)

439 #435

Derivative? Try direct rip-off.

'Call Me Joe' by Poul Anderson. As a lifelong SF geek there is simply no way Cameron wasn't familiar with that book. He could have thrown a million bucks at Karin Anderson for the rights, just from the change under his couch cushions. But that would mean admitting it wasn't his original concept.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 03:54 AM (kcfmt)

440 uhhh. ok... I didn't say the stuff about the obsterzilla, but ok ... .... .... ... .. ... lol!

Posted by: and irresolute at February 18, 2013 03:54 AM (DBH1h)

441 439
#435

Derivative? Try direct rip-off.

'Call Me Joe' by Poul
Anderson. As a lifelong SF geek there is simply no way Cameron wasn't
familiar with that book. He could have thrown a million bucks at Karin
Anderson for the rights, just from the change under his couch cushions.
But that would mean admitting it wasn't his original concept.


Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 03:54 AM (kcfmt)

I dont recall...Did Lucas pay Akira Kurosawa anything??

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 03:56 AM (+OTLF)

442 There is no justice. He had it right. We are wasting our time. Explosives, pain, blood, mayhem, those are the choices left to us today. ... I did not say this, I was not here.

Posted by: and irresolute at February 18, 2013 03:57 AM (DBH1h)

443 Did Obama pay Ayers, that little shit terrorist that wrote his book?

Taking credit for not your original idea is how things are done on the left...lets not get all up in arms over the standard operating procedure.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 03:58 AM (+OTLF)

444 Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 03:49 AM (+OTLF)

My main objection is that is was a bad movie.

The story was derivative, unoriginal, and overall badly written.

The characters were 2D. The best one was that military guy who snuffed it.

The special effects were generally not what they were cracked up to be.

It was a waste of $.

It was crappy sci-fi.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2013 04:22 AM (Vk2pI)

445 #441

He at least paid him the compliment of acknowledging the inspiration. It was Lucas and Spielberg who presented Kurosawa with his lifetime achievement Oscar.

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

This is a big difference from refusing to acknowledge your sources, especially when you're extremely wealthy while the source's widow is in near poverty.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 04:23 AM (kcfmt)

446 so you are upset a bleeding greedy self serving self absorbed liberal acted like one??

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 04:26 AM (+OTLF)

447 #446

When it leaves the abstract and involves people I actually know? Yeah, angrier than usual.

Posted by: epobirs at February 18, 2013 04:35 AM (kcfmt)

448 Night all.

Here is "Grad" by Baroness

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2013 04:43 AM (Vk2pI)

449 Night all.

Here is "Grad" by Baroness... THIS time with the actual link...

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2013 04:44 AM (Vk2pI)

450 Why y'all talkin' shit about me

Posted by: David Cameron, Ultimate Tory RINO at February 18, 2013 05:14 AM (8HhF2)

451 Cameron has been more than by the numbers, in a bunch of his movies, he yoinks stuff from other sources. That's not so uncommon in movieland, but he has wallowed in the reputation as some sort of genius. As a director, he is very good at what he does, but he's not some concept wizard. Even in directing he rips stuff off. Titantic was a shameless steal from A Night To Remember, even shot for shot, in some places. His pilfering of Ellison for T1 is well known and Aliens was Starship Troopers married to Alien. He disguised it with the Vietnam thing, to a certain extent. Still, those 2, copies that they are, were well done and hold up.

Posted by: otho at February 18, 2013 05:34 AM (yBF/9)

452 I must have had a life this past week.

Posted by: Vic at February 18, 2013 06:21 AM (53z96)

453 Posted by: Donna V. at February 17, 2013 11:48 PM (BStAJ)

Thank you Donna V. My doctor said it would take months. Nothing helps it and I"m sure you know that.

Posted by: CarolT at February 18, 2013 06:25 AM (z4WKX)

454 OH MY!

http://tinyurl.com/bxmntu8

...
Reggie
Love, a former Duke basketball and football player and unsuccessful
National Basketball hopeful, currently serves as Obama’s personal
trainer and White House “special assistant” — he has been called Obama’s
“body man” — who receives a salary of $104,000 a year. Love is also
reportedly one of Obama’s regular gay sex partners. Love joined Obama’s
Senate staff in a senior staff position in 2006...

...WMR’s Chicago sources believe the Secret
Service records of presidential candidate Obama’s activities in Chicago
would show that Obama regularly arrived at Love’s Chicago residence at
9:00 am and departed at 9:15 am. Sources told WMR that while 15 minutes
is much too short for a personal training exercise, it is ample time for
fellatio.




I feel dirty reading
the article at the link...but my my my is it juicy. Its quite a
read...who knew that metrosexual mother fucker was such a social
butt-er-fly.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 06:53 AM (+OTLF)

455 Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 06:53 AM (+OTLF)

Emanuel is a member too! I did not read the whole thing. This should be on the front page of the WSJ and NYT and embarrass the JEF.

Posted by: CarolT at February 18, 2013 07:18 AM (z4WKX)

456 Where's the dayshift COB?

Posted by: Vic at February 18, 2013 07:20 AM (53z96)

457 Oh I forgot, today is a Holiday.

Posted by: Vic at February 18, 2013 07:24 AM (53z96)

458 Oh I forgot, today is a Holiday.


This is gonna be a long, stinky thread...

Posted by: rickb223 - May God bless Texas at February 18, 2013 07:36 AM (d0Dmj)

459 I didn't know Cobloggers had holidays. I thought Ace kept them chained in a basement somewhere and when he awoke in some sort of erglgenic induced haze he poked one with a cattle prod and it starts writing.

Good mornin rons. Oh, and thank you for the wonderful review Vic.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 07:43 AM (l86i3)

460 Why President Obama keeps the press away – playing golf with Tiger Woods doesn’t look good with 12 million Americans out of work and a $16 trillion debt
... especially with Michelle off skiing in Vail, CO

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at February 18, 2013 07:44 AM (e8kgV)

461 TCM showing 'Shoes of the Fisherman' staring Anthony Quinn. Oddly germane to events occurring in the Vatican now.

"They have elected a Russian Pope."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 07:48 AM (X8n03)

462 What. The. Fuckity. Fuck???

I paid for the Platinum Package!!!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 18, 2013 07:48 AM (DcbLC)

463 What. The. Fuckity. Fuck???

I paid for the Platinum Package!!!
Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 18, 2013 07:48 AM (DcbLC)

HaHa, I got the driftwood package and here we are, together. You rich people, Ha.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 07:50 AM (l86i3)

464 "They have elected a Russian Pope."
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 07:48 AM (X8n03)


Didn't see that coming. I swore it would be a latino. But I guess guilt and manipulation is only untilized with an iron fist in America.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 07:52 AM (l86i3)

465 Here you go Sean
http://youtu.be/PrQb9unVOKg

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 07:52 AM (X8n03)

466 OSP, I do hope you know that I am quoting the movie. I do not own a time machine. If you thought that was legit, well perhaps you need more coffee.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 07:54 AM (X8n03)

467 OSP, I do hope you know that I am quoting the movie. I do not own a time machine. If you thought that was legit, well perhaps you need more coffee.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 07:54 AM (X8n03)


Yep, two sips out of the first cup. lol, WTF.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 07:55 AM (l86i3)

468 In Soviet Russia, Pope elects you!

Posted by: Soviet Russia Meme Guy at February 18, 2013 07:56 AM (NF2Bf)

469 We're about a week late to see the Zulu King.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uC1t897rGk)

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking heavily at February 18, 2013 07:57 AM (hO8IJ)

470 Good mornin rons. Oh, and thank you for the wonderful review Vic.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy
Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 07:43 AM (l86i3)

Thank you for a great book. Wifey is reading it now and she is hooked.

Posted by: Vic at February 18, 2013 07:57 AM (53z96)

471 How about two Popes at the same time?

A tag-team of sorts.

Posted by: eman at February 18, 2013 08:00 AM (7gJzD)

472 465 Here you go Sean

Which one are you?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at February 18, 2013 08:01 AM (1V3hm)

473 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8TxdQR2vpU

Here's two of my favorite girls.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 08:03 AM (l86i3)

474 A tag-team of sorts.

I vote for The Hart Foundation.

That will be three Hail Mary's and one anvil thrown at you!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 18, 2013 08:03 AM (NF2Bf)

475 How about two Popes at the same time?

We've already tried that.

A couple times.

Posted by: The Catholic Church at February 18, 2013 08:04 AM (1V3hm)

476 Sean boyo, look closely. The one with the larger ears.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 08:04 AM (X8n03)

477 They have a competition on TV where the candidates compete and call it Vatican Idol.

Posted by: zsasz at February 18, 2013 08:04 AM (MMC8r)

478 They have a competition on TV where the candidates compete and call it Vatican Idol.
Posted by: zsasz at February 18, 2013 08:04 AM (MMC8r)

Who will MC it? I'm thinkin the guy from dancing with stars. He's everyfreeking where.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 08:06 AM (l86i3)

479 They have a competition on TV where the candidates compete and call it Vatican Idol.

The audition episodes are always the best. I particularly like all the lapsed Catholics that just want to get on TV.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 18, 2013 08:06 AM (NF2Bf)

480 Yeah Dueling Popes has been tried already.

People forget how many different experiments have been tried, most forced from outside. Avignon Captivity n'est ce pas? Never worked out well.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 08:07 AM (X8n03)

481 455
Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 06:53 AM (+OTLF)



Emanuel is a member too! I did not read the whole thing. This
should be on the front page of the WSJ and NYT and embarrass the JEF.

Posted by: CarolT at February 18, 2013 07:18 AM (z4WKX)

Its only news when gay sex involves a republican cause you know jesus and homos burning in hell and all that stuff is soo hypocritical...but its perfectly ok for a dem to be a butt pirate...or in the case of Obama, likes getting his nob slobbed by other guys...cause since he aborts live babies, its ok.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 08:07 AM (+OTLF)

482 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-NB0GiPvh0

Here's something musical, pure and beautiful.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 08:07 AM (l86i3)

483 Who will MC it?

I say we combine the Vatican Idol andWWFthemes. Paul Orndorff piledrives you when you get voted out.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 18, 2013 08:07 AM (NF2Bf)

484 Why President Obama keeps the press away – playing golf with Tiger Woods doesn’t look good...

Not to mention SCOAMF has to be the star and in that twosome it just isn't going to happen.


Posted by: Retread at February 18, 2013 08:08 AM (zxitI)

485
I say we combine the Vatican Idol andWWFthemes. Paul Orndorff piledrives you when you get voted out.
Posted by: Lurking Canuck at February 18, 2013 08:07 AM (NF2Bf)


lol.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 08:08 AM (l86i3)

486 459
I didn't know Cobloggers had holidays. I thought Ace kept them chained
in a basement somewhere and when he awoke in some sort of erglgenic
induced haze he poked one with a cattle prod and it starts writing.



Good mornin rons. Oh, and thank you for the wonderful review Vic.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy
Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 07:43 AM (l86i3)

I must be dyslexic.I keep reading Cobloggers and Nobggoblers....

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 08:08 AM (+OTLF)

487 So all the COB's have taken up the Hunter Thompson lifestyle?

Posted by: Jerry Seinfeld at February 18, 2013 08:09 AM (X6akg)

488 We will let Piers Morgan MC it.

When he gets something wrong, which will be often. Let a Jesuit school him.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 08:09 AM (X8n03)

489 /sock

Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2013 08:09 AM (X6akg)

490 Obama got a hole in one!

Its on CNN right now!

Chris Mathews has the breathless report and the jizz on his chin.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 08:10 AM (+OTLF)

491 How's it going Tami? Get your new shoes?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 08:10 AM (X8n03)

492 Yes, I did Anna....but I haven't opened the box yet. I must be sick.

Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2013 08:11 AM (X6akg)

493 When he gets something wrong, which will be often. Let a Jesuit school him.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 08:09 AM (X8n03)

Ow, I went to a Jesuit University, I get that.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamlessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 18, 2013 08:11 AM (l86i3)

494 I didn't know Cobloggers had holidays.

I didn't know lawyers had holidays.

Posted by: Retread at February 18, 2013 08:12 AM (zxitI)

495 When he gets something wrong, which will be often. Let a Jesuit school him.

Ahem. Jesuits, puh-leeze.

Fuckin' amateurs.

When you want it done right the first time, you call the Dominicans.

Posted by: Tomas de Torquemada O.P. at February 18, 2013 08:12 AM (1V3hm)

496 Monty up

Posted by: Vic at February 18, 2013 08:13 AM (53z96)

497 LOL Tami. Well this might make you feel better then.

Shoebuy now has the same boots on sale for 'only' 41% off! Or just $99.95.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 08:14 AM (X8n03)

498 There are several free ebooks on Gutenberg and google books about the Boer war. The battle at Isandlawana (If'n I'm recallin it correctly) was a typical blunder by the British Officers, no perimeter defense, no patrols despite reported sightings of warriors, and the encampment was overrun and wiped out.

Another character to read up on was Cecile Rhodes, and I think there is a movie about him but I can only recall fragments of the early history prior to or around the time of the discovery of the Kimberly diamond fields.

It is interesting to read modern comments from liberals who reject the history of that time refusing to even study it because of the racism.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 18, 2013 08:14 AM (Nyb+H)

499 Today we celebrate the birthday of Georgebraham Lincongton, the firsteenth president of the United States, who either freed the country or was the father of his slaves, I'mnotsurewhich.

Posted by: zsasz at February 18, 2013 08:15 AM (MMC8r)

500 Shoebuy now has the same boots on sale for 'only' 41% off! Or just $99.95.




Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 08:14 AM (X8n03)


I love news like this!

Posted by: Tami at February 18, 2013 08:16 AM (X6akg)

501 I hope I have brightened your Monday then Tami.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 18, 2013 08:19 AM (X8n03)

502 I read "The Shoes of the Fisherman" when I was in high school. It was oddly prescient to the election of Pope John Paul II. The sequel to the book is "The Keys of the Kingdom," in which the Pope occasionally wanders around Rome in disguise, to see what people are thinking and doing.

Of course, both books were written in the 1960's when the times were quite different.

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 18, 2013 08:20 AM (GoIUi)

503 So I guess nobody feels at all bad about having so many sock names? I've occasionally done one but in the 40's-50?!!. I'm glad I don't make that list.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 18, 2013 08:24 AM (PxYrx)

504 NEW YORK (AP) — The reporter for Mother Jones magazine
who broke the story of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's
remarks that 47 percent of Americans "believe they are victims" is among
the winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism.

David Corn, Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief, received the
political reporting prize for his work, which shook up the campaign when
he reported on the remarks in September.






What a surprise.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 18, 2013 08:24 AM (1Jaio)

505 What a surprise.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 18, 2013 08:24 AM (1Jaio)
The Katie Kuntface Kouric award for torpedoing republicans goes to....

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 18, 2013 09:07 AM (+OTLF)

506 Zulu is a great movie. Just started watching Zulu Dawn now (never even heard of it - streaming Netflix, strong cast) and there are some really decent boobs during the credits. This may be the better movie.

Posted by: Dang at February 18, 2013 10:58 AM (R18D0)

507 "They were probably the most formidable native army the British ever faced."

Let's not sell ourselves short. Yorktown.

Posted by: MattP at February 18, 2013 11:41 AM (GInM9)

508 I mean, we did qualify as a native army?

Posted by: MattP at February 18, 2013 11:44 AM (GInM9)

509 166 He shot himself with his young grandkids playing outside the house while on the phone to his wife. He was an asshole.

Posted by: shoeless at February 18, 2013 02:33 PM (dY+4R)

510 ^This.

Posted by: shoeless at February 18, 2013 02:35 PM (dY+4R)

511 i was sick one Sunday and didn't make church. i was about eight and Zulu came on the tv. Zulus scared the crap outta me but those British soldiers inspire me to this day. awesome movie. produced by Stanley Baker, aka, Chard.

Posted by: kvjsbarandgrill at February 18, 2013 06:29 PM (kNiw0)

512
@498
Isandlwana and Roarke's Drift were battles in the Zulu War or 1879, not the Boer War of 1899-1902. In the first the British Empire fought against the Zulu Kingdom, with the Afrikaaners helping out the Brits. In the Boer War, it was the Brits fighting to annex the remaining Afrikaaners into the British Empire.
For a good movie regarding the latter conflict, I recommend "Breaker Morant", with Edward Woodward (the Equalizer, for those old enough to remember that one) in the title role.

Posted by: BigDaddyD at February 18, 2013 06:32 PM (S4N/h)

513
The scene where the Welsh sing "Men of Harlech" while the Zulus are giving their shield bashing, foot-stomping war chant is one of those scenes that make the hairs on my neck stand up no matter how many times I watch that film.
Unfortunately, as I have come to find out over the years, it never actually happened. The 24 Regiment of Foot which fought at Rorkes drift was not a Welsh regiment either. Most of the soldiers in the first battalion were from the English industrial Midlands, while the second battalion did have a number of Welshmen in it, it was not by any means an exclusively Welsh regiment.
The Zulus also did not salute the British defenders and then march off into the sunset. A relief column from the main British force was headed towards Rorke's Drift, which the Zulus saw and hauled ass.
In spite of all the historical innaccuracies, and in spite of Attenborough's insertion of 1960's British class consciousness into a Victorian era context, I still regard the film as one of my all time favorites.

Posted by: BigDaddyD at February 18, 2013 06:48 PM (S4N/h)






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