Overnight Open Thread (2-19-2013)

Great Moments in Failed Predictions

If I had even a Canadian nickel for every time someone has predicted the imminent running out of gas/oil/air/food/water and/or the end of mankind/flora/fauna/Earth, well let's just say there would a new drug-lord style home theater in the lighthouse and I could finally hire some professionals to deliver justice to my enemies.

Here are some classics to get warmed up:

  • In 1865, Stanley Jevons (one of the most recognized 19th century economists) predicted that England would run out of coal by 1900, and that England's factories would grind to a standstill.
  • In 1939 the US Department of the Interior said that American oil supplies would last only another 13 years.
  • In 1949 the Secretary of the Interior announced that the end of US oil was in sight.

And some more recent insanely wrong predictions:

Claim: "[By] 1995, the greenhouse effect would be desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots . [By 1996] The Platte River of Nebraska would be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers." Michel Oppenheimer and Robert H. Boyle, Dead Heat, St. Martin's Press, 1990.
Claim Jan. 1970: "By 1985, air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half." Life Magazine, January 1970. Life Magazine also noted that some people disagree, "but scientists have solid experimental and historical evidence to support each of the predictions."
Data: Air quality has actually improved since 1970. Studies find that sunlight reaching the Earth fell by somewhere between 3 and 5 percent over the period in question.

And then you have the modern master of disastrously wrong disaster predictions: Dr. Paul Ehrlich.

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Pretty much everything he ever wrote or said in the last 40+ years turns out to have been wrong. His failed predictions are simply too numerous to even begin to give a proper sampling of them but these should give you a taste:

"In the 1970s . hundreds of millions are going to starve to death," and by the 1980s most of the world's important resources would be depleted. He forecast that 65 million Americans would die of starvation between 1980-1989 and that by 1999, the US population would decline to 22.6 million. The problems in the US would be relatively minor compared to those in the rest of the world. (Ehrlich, Paul R. The Population Bomb).
Claim 1970: "In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish." Paul Ehrlich, speech during Earth Day, 1970.

And if you're wondering what his solution to all this was? Here's the short version: world government, Untermenschen reduction.

Now you might think by the 80s he'd have been chastened by his dismal track record but no - he was doubling-down and moving on to ever greater fame and publicity. Because acid rain/CFCs/global warmingchange!!

Oh and he's still alive and still a dick:

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Remember these predictions were all made by scientists, experts and top. men. in their field. Sadly these men are still respected and taken seriously, there is no dictator-style theater in Casa Maetenloch, and my enemies can sleep peacefully in their beds. :-(

Know Your Rights

You can fly anywhere that's legal and the FAA allows...unless a policeman doesn't like it.

On July 26, 2012, Mr. Fleming [a 70 year old glider pilot] was out for a leisurely flight when, late in the afternoon, the tranquility of the day was suddenly broken by a radio call from local enforcement officials barking orders that he land his glider immediately. "The presumed offense," the magazine Flying reports in a story called "Pilot Arrested, Charged for Doing Nothing," "was his briefly flying over a nuclear power plant at approximately 1,000 feet AGL [i.e., above ground level] while looking for lift."

According to Flying, "Local law enforcement cannot, for the record, order any pilot of an airplane in flight to do anything." What the magazine meant, alas, is that local law enforcement agencies may not so order a pilot.  That they can do was demonstrated by the unhappy case of Mr. Fleming on that otherwise pleasant summer say.

Mr. Fleming landed. His plane was instantly surrounded by 17 police vehicles. He was "detained on the spot, brought to jail, held overnight on a charge of 'breach of peace,' and not released until he was bailed out late the next day."

....The sheriff's office claimed that Mr. Fleming had violated a "no fly" zone. The problem, as Flying points out, is "there is no such kind of zone, no such regulation and no such offense."

Milton Friedman: The Minimum Wage is the Most 'Anti-Negro Law in the Land'

As Andy has pointed out the proposed new minimum wage would say that everyone's hour of labor is worth at least $9. But clearly that's not the case and people generally don't like to overpay for things. So they don't and they won't.

Why Cyclists Enrage Car Drivers

Well the author gets the cause mostly right (or at least why *I* hate cyclists) but not the reasons behind it.

I've got a theory, of course. It's not because cyclists are annoying. It isn't even because we have a selective memory for that one stand-out annoying cyclist over the hundreds of boring, non-annoying ones (although that probably is a factor). No, my theory is that motorists hate cyclists because they offend the moral order.

Well my main beef is that cyclists don't follow car rules or pedestrian rules and quite often not even bicycle rules. They want to be treated like cars but then they'll suddenly become not-cars when it's convenient. So basically cyclists are slow, fragile unpredictable vehicles that always have the right of way. And that's guaranteed to bring teh rage in nearly anyone. Oh and then you have the sanctimony.

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Conservative Counter-Culture Sites

Tired of relying on web sites that are run and owned by leftists that hate you? Well here's your chance to put your clicks where your comments are.

Yesterday, I directed your attention to Ritely, which aims to be the conservative answer to Reddit.  Ritely is easy to use:  posting articles takes seconds and it's got a clear format for finding other people's posted articles.  Today, I get to tell you about Helen's Page, a conservative information clearinghouse that Glenn Reynold's wife started.  It too has an easy interface and straightforward format.

More Pickpocketing Magic From Apollo Robbins

Okay now check your pockets. Just to be sure.

Chainsaw Robot!

Would make a great video game enemy. But we must never let it and Big Dog mate.

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Best Tooth Extraction Technique Ever

Well apart from using a long bow I guess.

Teh Tweet!

Tonight's post brought to you by Marines firing at Fuji:

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 09:38 PM



Comments

1 Here I is!

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 09:39 PM (eqV3Q)

2 Can we make fun of ponytailed by bike riders here?

Posted by: wooga at February 19, 2013 09:39 PM (7SwK/)

3 Where is everybody else?

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 09:39 PM (eqV3Q)

4 "Justified" TV show will be on shortly and I'm really losing interest in what is becoming a show about a bunch of low-life criminals. Deputy Marshal Givens is fading almost into the background.

Too bad.

Posted by: Die Trying at February 19, 2013 09:40 PM (w7J/R)

5 Hey, fappers!! I also *hate* cyclists, particularly here in the clusterfuck that is the westside of Los Angeles. Hate, hate, hate 'em. And their fugly backpacks, too.

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 09:41 PM (kpCLl)

6 I'm gonna run out of turkey sammich in 4 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Cicero Kid says Here's Your Sign! at February 19, 2013 09:41 PM (UrENZ)

7 Guess I'll have to read the post later. Nice artillery shot there.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 19, 2013 09:41 PM (4Mv1T)

8 Absolutely, wooga!

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 09:42 PM (eqV3Q)

9 what's an "ALH?" you new around these parts, podna?

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 09:45 PM (kpCLl)

10 I have a message for Paul Ehrlich from Norman Borlaug - FUCK YOU!



Posted by: General Woundwort at February 19, 2013 09:45 PM (zOP5o)

11 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 09:46 PM (JMmQ9)

12 Mistah Jackson, how you doin'?

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 09:46 PM (kpCLl)

13
Fuck all you haters. I follow all the rules of the road. I always ride alone and I also ride armed.

I hate the group riders as much as anyone, though.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 09:47 PM (OisYM)

14 When Kate Will did not invite Skeeter his Wookie to their wedding, well, that was pretty cool.

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 09:47 PM (eqV3Q)

15 I think Ace has it right about cyclists. I try to make way for them, but then they transmorgrify into pedestrians at the most inconvenient times, like when I'm about to plow into one of 'em.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 19, 2013 09:48 PM (4Mv1T)

16 When I wasa teenager I'd ride my bike all over the county. 30+ miles a day. Always obey'd all traffic laws. Today's riders, not so much

Posted by: Big Zesty at February 19, 2013 09:48 PM (v85iE)

17 Bikes ...ok, you have set me off.

There is a ski hill, now covered in snow..it was blowing a blizzard today. In the summer time, bike road racers have an annual event (or they did) where bike racers from all over the country come to compete in hill climbs (timed events).

Unfortunately, it was at the time a major truck route (160,000 GVW -- 42 wheelers) and those bike riders insisted on riding their bikes inches from, in the same lane, as those 42 wheelers. Had anything happened to the rider, the truck driver would probably have gone to prison. The driver would have been nothing more than a witness, and perhaps not even that, perhaps not even knowing he had hit the rider. An exploding tire would have sent the racer to the hospital with serious injuries.

I don't know if the bike event still happens; the truck route has been changed.

Ok, I'm much calmer now. (Don't bother with telling me about the rights of the bike racer.)

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 19, 2013 09:48 PM (N3wnN)

18 ...and predicting the Platte will dry up isn't really going out on a limb. That damn thing is only ankle deep on a good day.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 09:49 PM (OisYM)

19 Great moments in Predictions :

What's the probability of a complete melt down, collapse, of the Health Insurance industry in 2014? Should I short major health insurance stocks?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 19, 2013 09:50 PM (N3wnN)

20 Hate, hate, hate 'em. And their fugly backpacks, too.
Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 09:41 PM (kpCLl)
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They're called Fanny packs.

Posted by: Charles Johnson at February 19, 2013 09:50 PM (jucos)

21 Hi Peaches, I am ALH, short for Amy Lou H. My father named me after an old girlfriend. I always vote the straight Republican ticket, because I am a straight Republican. It's nice to meet you!

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 09:50 PM (eqV3Q)

22 get your fuckin' bicycle out of the way of the patented Peaches Jeep of Death or suffer the consequences. And don't make me sue your pitiful estate to detail the splurge off my fenders, because I will if I have to.

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 09:50 PM (kpCLl)

23 From a previous thread...

L' elle - teej?

teej - L' elle, I put a link to that band site in my nic in case you never got there.

L' elle - crickets

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 09:50 PM (XXIrM)

24 I ride my bike, not as much as I should. I have had no troubles cause I cause no troubles. The problems we have here are the little DUI scooters. We call them that because you don't need a license and they don't travel over 30 MPH. thay have caused numerous accidents yet the state does nothing.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 09:51 PM (l86i3)

25 Dr. Paul Ehrlich is part of that Tyranny of the Intellectuals crowd. Give this guy and his merry band power and you'd have The Killing Fields, only much much bigger.

Posted by: puddleglum at February 19, 2013 09:51 PM (HRlu9)

26 Bikes on the road?


Grrrrrr......

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2013 09:51 PM (GEICT)

27 @12: fine as wine, Miss Peaches

how YOU doin'?

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 09:52 PM (JMmQ9)

28 All of those prior bad predictions need to be given lots of publicity. Maybe the ignorant youth LIV types would get a little perspective.

Posted by: carolina at February 19, 2013 09:52 PM (JebKA)

29 hi all
why were Marines shooting at Fuji?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 09:52 PM (BBWjt)

30 I can absolutely can not stand it when Hilary Mantel is riding her bike and hogging the whole road. It's detestable I tell you.

Posted by: sTevo at February 19, 2013 09:52 PM (VMcEw)

31 The cyclist post is giving me flashbacks to the romantic weekend with Mrs.Rogue that almost ended in a rude, douchey cyclist being crucified just east of Stinson Beach. I felt like Spock going through Ponfar.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at February 19, 2013 09:52 PM (dvRYt)

32 learn a skill that someone who wants to pay for it values. Then you wont have to worry about minimum wage.

Or sit your entitled ass on the couch and keep collecting your welfare check till the well runs dry and you have to eat your neighbor to survive.

Up to you you cocksucking useless motherfucking takers.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke - 30 year old grad student who needs free contraceptives and is an environmentalist at February 19, 2013 09:52 PM (+OTLF)

33 Peaches has a cow-catcher yuppie-dink catcher on the front of her Jeep!

Posted by: Cicero Kid says Here's Your Sign! at February 19, 2013 09:53 PM (UrENZ)

34 I am ALH, short for Amy Lou H. My father named me after an old
girlfriend. I always vote the straight Republican ticket, because I am
a straight Republican. It's nice to meet you!

Well, howdy, ALH! Very nice to meet you, too. I don't remember seeing you here before . . . are you a newbie? If so, kudos on jumping right in, some of 'em need coaxing like feral kittens.

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 09:53 PM (kpCLl)

35 sock off

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 19, 2013 09:53 PM (+OTLF)

36 Prediction: Tomorrow is Wednesday

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 19, 2013 09:53 PM (BVkEs)

37 ALH - Welcome to the party pal'ette!

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 09:53 PM (XXIrM)

38 why were Marines shooting at Fuji?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 09:52 PM (BBWjt)




*shrugs*


Why not?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2013 09:53 PM (GEICT)

39 Kate on the other hand, can ride her bike wherever she wants to, including on my lawn, or even in my living room.

Posted by: sTevo at February 19, 2013 09:53 PM (VMcEw)

40 Everything sucks, but cyclists suck extra.

Posted by: Truman North at February 19, 2013 09:54 PM (I2LwF)

41 Made progress in getting some boxes packed for the move to PA. Got quotes from movers but sending it freight with a reputable company is way cheaper.

Anyhoo, it feels good to chuck crap I don't need in my life anymore. I highly recommend this therapy. Its gonna be a long four years.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 09:54 PM (TCy/B)

42
On a bike path, I usually have Tour de Gramps in front of me, and Armstrong and Hincapie behind me.

Posted by: Sex Pistols at February 19, 2013 09:54 PM (QLJPW)

43 wait, what?

Amy Lou Harris is on the ONT?

where's the screen cap button on this thing?

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 09:55 PM (JMmQ9)

44 Hi Amy Lou, welcome.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 09:55 PM (l86i3)

45 why were Marines shooting at Fuji?


Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 09:52 PM (BBWjt)


It shot first.

Hi all.

Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2013 09:55 PM (X6akg)

46 "Combat Rock". Fantastic album.

Posted by: otho at February 19, 2013 09:55 PM (yBF/9)

47 Hey, all, just popping in, trying to kill time before the bursitis shot kicks in. Don't ever get old.

How y'all doing?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2013 09:55 PM (mIvEV)

48 Your father had a girlfriend named Lou? I think you better ask dad for a little more clarification on that one. Was it a girlfriend or a gurlfreind!

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 19, 2013 09:55 PM (+OTLF)

49 I live in the town where Specialized bicycles has their HQ.

At lunch time they all go out - group of like 3 dozen or more - and clump together. They'll happily block turn lanes and intersections so they can all maintain their highly disciplined free-form random-sudden movement clump. God forbid you should want to go through that green light you've waited for. Or pass.

The only time I've dropped my motorcycle on the street was because of a clump of bicycles in the Santa Cruz mountains. It was them, the van or the hill.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at February 19, 2013 09:55 PM (Qxdfp)

50 Amy Lou Harris is on the ONT?

where's the screen cap button on this thing?
Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 09:55 PM (JMmQ9)


You may be thinking of Emmy Lou.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 09:55 PM (l86i3)

51
Sixty eight years ago today the U.S. Navy and Marines invaded the Japanese island Iwo Jima. The 36 day battle would become the costliest battle in Marine Corps history. One in three of those landing would become a casualty. Nearly one-third of all Marines killed in WW 2 occurred on that crappy island. 22 Marines, 4 Navy Corpsman and the CO of LCI(G) 449 were awarded the Medal of Honor. To allMarines, past, present and future, SEMPER FIDELIS.

Posted by: ExSnipe at February 19, 2013 09:56 PM (PBm/l)

52 shootin' shit, it's what we do . . .

Posted by: USMC at February 19, 2013 09:56 PM (kpCLl)

53 somebody just italicized me

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at February 19, 2013 09:56 PM (Qxdfp)

54


BARREL

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2013 09:56 PM (GEICT)

55 fix?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at February 19, 2013 09:56 PM (Qxdfp)

Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2013 09:56 PM (X6akg)

57 Here's an easy song for beginners to play.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1hmI4eqzps

Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2013 09:57 PM (9XBK2)

58
Made progress in getting some boxes packed for the move to PA.
================================

Where you landing in PA?

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 19, 2013 09:57 PM (QLJPW)

59 Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 09:54 PM (TCy/B)
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You're moving to PA? On purpose?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 19, 2013 09:57 PM (jucos)

60 Anyhoo, it feels good to chuck crap I don't need in my life anymore. I highly recommend this therapy. Its gonna be a long four years.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 09:54 PM (TCy/B)

Last move I made, I rented a 20yd dumpster....and filled it.

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2013 09:57 PM (HtUkt)

61 Wasn't me, thank god.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2013 09:58 PM (mIvEV)

62 whose loose shit has italicized us all? because, frankly, I am not in the mood for that tonight.

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 09:58 PM (kpCLl)

63 welcome, ALH

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 09:58 PM (JMmQ9)

64 They'll happily block turn lanes and intersections so they can all
maintain their highly disciplined free-form random-sudden movement
clump.


If I had a dollar for every time some asshole on a bicycle blew through a four-way stop in front of me, I could afford a much bigger car to hit the next one with.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking heavily at February 19, 2013 09:59 PM (hO8IJ)

65 46
"Combat Rock". Fantastic album.

I have fantastic memories of watching the video to Rock the Casbah with my college girlfriend.

Fantastic memories, I tell ya

Posted by: Scanner Dan at February 19, 2013 09:59 PM (h5CN9)

66 whose loose shit has italicized us all? because, frankly, I am not in the mood for that tonight.
Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 09:58 PM (kpCLl)

You seem a bit randy there peach.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 09:59 PM (l86i3)

67 Anyhoo, it feels good to chuck crap I don't need in my life anymore. I
highly recommend this therapy. Its gonna be a long four years.



Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 09:54 PM (TCy/B

OMG, that really IS a wonderful feeling! Plus, just think of the cheap housing available in PA. {{{{{{}}}}}}

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 09:59 PM (kpCLl)

68 Hell,just a few years ago it was "peak oil" and we were going to have to find alternatives.

Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2013 10:00 PM (9XBK2)

69
Last move I made, I rented a 20yd dumpster....and filled it.



Me too!

Posted by: Michael Moore made a Poopie at February 19, 2013 10:00 PM (UrENZ)

70 Heading back to Wilkes-Barre area. Be with my family and my mom. California is beyond help and husband has been out of work for a year and a half. Family is thrilled to have us come home. I've been gone 33 years but when mom asks you go.

Mom has never asked anything of me. I'd do anything for her.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:00 PM (TCy/B)

71 You seem a bit randy there peach.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet

otherwise known as Tuesday . . .

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:00 PM (kpCLl)

72 whose loose shit has italicized us all?

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HATER!!!

Posted by: Italics at February 19, 2013 10:00 PM (BVkEs)

73 Allen West will be on Greta tonight

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 19, 2013 10:01 PM (piMMO)

74 Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:00 PM (TCy/B)

Well congrats on your esca... I mean move.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:01 PM (l86i3)

75 Hello Amy Lou
Goodbye heart

Yeah, I know it's Mary Lou. Geez, old guy musician here.
Just showin' that Lou isn't an uncommon middle name for a gal,,, and havin' a little fun.

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 10:01 PM (yrHcy)

76 History channel has a new show starting, 'Ultimate soldier challenge'. Tonight's episode Army 82nd Airborne vs. Israelis.

Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2013 10:01 PM (X6akg)

77 jerimiah: The Barrel™

I made sure it wasn't me (again)

OSP: right, but for a second there you thought it was true

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 10:01 PM (JMmQ9)

78
Thanks, teej and Peaches. I have posted before, but there are always so many other postsI get lost in the crowd. It's also fun to lurk. Some folks are regular comedians, and make me laugh. Sometimes there's too much testosterone in the room for me, like when the morons discuss cheerleader's elbows.

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 10:02 PM (eqV3Q)

79 When NO really does mean NO!

http://tinyurl.com/ac6qcm3


Ladies, if your Democrat lawmakers wont let you carry a gun, carry one of these!


Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 19, 2013 10:02 PM (+OTLF)

80 OSP: right, but for a second there you thought it was true
Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 10:01 PM (JMmQ9)

Maybe....

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:02 PM (l86i3)

81 Evening everybody! I'm still trying to figure out if I want to go to the gym tonight or tomorrow, so we'll see how entertaining you all are.
I see Peaches is in fine form, which puts a point in favor of being a fatass and spending the evening sprawled out on the couch.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 19, 2013 10:02 PM (PQgoW)

82 69
Last move I made, I rented a 20yd dumpster....and filled it.



Me too!

Posted by: Michael Moore made a Poopie at February 19, 2013 10:00 PM (UrENZ)

Been waiting on that, have you?

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2013 10:02 PM (HtUkt)

83 Omg. Ace mentioned my name in a post. *swoon*. He misspelled it, but still.

Hi everyone.

Posted by: chique d'afrique on her phone at February 19, 2013 10:03 PM (6zgse)

84 Peaches,

My sister just added on to her house and we are moving in with her. She lives out in the country a bit. Slower pace of life and no outrageous expenses for a while.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:03 PM (TCy/B)

85 That tweet from Erlich is rich considering he didn't want you to be able to have the grandchildren in the first place. Sterilants in the drinking water ringing any bells there, Paul?

Posted by: no good deed at February 19, 2013 10:04 PM (mjR67)

86 California is beyond help and husband has been out of work for a year and a half. Family is thrilled to have us come home. I've been gone 33 years but when mom asks you go.

I've got a dear friend of mine whose husband is in the drug (no, not that kind) business in CA. The company't thinking of transferring him, and I hope they come out this way. Not that Massachusetts is much better, but California's like Smiler Grogan in It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - sailed out over the canyon and dropping, but just hasn't kicked the bucket yet.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2013 10:04 PM (mIvEV)

87 Welcome ALH, don't mind the hobo skins or the pile of empty Val-U-Rite bottles in the corner, they were, uh, left behind by the previous owners, yeah, that's it

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:04 PM (BBWjt)

88 I greatly dislike Helen's Page for the look of it. Too cluttered.

Posted by: NCKate at February 19, 2013 10:05 PM (LSWcD)

89 Hey MPPP, are you familiar with this website: http://tinyurl.com/5uu2yqa
Sadly, it is not being updated any more, but you might find the archives interesting.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 19, 2013 10:05 PM (BMldJ)

90 And yet, you said elbows Amy. Knowing what it had to bring.

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 10:05 PM (yrHcy)

91 My sister just added on to her house and we are
moving in with her. She lives out in the country a bit. Slower pace of
life and no outrageous expenses for a while.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:03 PM (TCy/B)

Okay, now I'm so envious I may start to cry . . . if you start to miss this shithole, just email me and I will ease you through it.

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:06 PM (kpCLl)

92 >>>like when the morons discuss cheerleader's elbows.

We just making educational orthopedic observations regarding certain joints of certain appendages of the feminine gender.

That's all. Really.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 19, 2013 10:06 PM (4Mv1T)

93 good call, teej

for some weird reason, the Radio In My Head™ has been playing The Statler Brothers' Greatest Hits

therapy doesn't help, but poppin' bubble wrap works wonders...

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 10:06 PM (JMmQ9)

94 mpfs, happy moving to Pennsylvania
if your move out happens to bring you to Missouri, you are welcome to stop by

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:07 PM (BBWjt)

95 So I just typed in "Liberal Tits" in google search images and on the first page not only was Bill Maher and Barack Obama present, but so was this fine example of truly liberal tits:

http://tinyurl.com/b74pxcw

No wonder most liberal men are cocksucking metrosexual pussies...

Oh yeah content warning.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 19, 2013 10:07 PM (+OTLF)

96 for some weird reason, the Radio In My Head™ has been playing The Statler Brothers' Greatest Hits

therapy doesn't help, but poppin' bubble wrap works wonders...
Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 10:06 PM (JMmQ9)


Oh, my favorite cryin in your beer song, I'll be true to you. Gives me allergies everytime.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:07 PM (l86i3)

97 Good luck in Wilkes Barre. Sounds like ti will be a good thing. I'd go home in a hearbeat sometimes.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 19, 2013 10:08 PM (QLJPW)

98 Evening all.

Looking for work sucks.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:08 PM (5UlAL)

99 Ace mentioned my name in a post. *swoon*. He misspelled it, but still.



Hi everyone.

Posted by: chique d'afrique on her phone at February 19, 2013 10:03 PM (6zgse)

Isn't that the coolest??? I would swoon, too!

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:09 PM (kpCLl)

100 Peaches,
You are always welcome in my home no matter where I go.

My mom made me cry She told me my sister needed me and I needed my sister.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:09 PM (TCy/B)

101 My gripe with cyclists is, they insist I follow all the rules in yielding to them. Yet they reserve the right to blow thru stop signs and traffic lights, etc. I think most cyclists are therefore Democrats. Situational ethics.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 19, 2013 10:09 PM (8sCoq)

102
Downsizing is something I am familiar with, too. It is a lot of work, but there is nothing like a fresh start. I wish you well with your move, mpfs, assault fishstick.

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 10:09 PM (eqV3Q)

103 Hmmm, Choamsky or Ehrlich - who do I hate more

Posted by: Jean at February 19, 2013 10:09 PM (XwRIg)

104 But it is fun to pass a cyclist on my motorcycle with inches to spare.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 19, 2013 10:10 PM (8sCoq)

105 Good luck in Wilkes Barre. Sounds like ti will be a good thing. I'd go home in a hearbeat sometimes.
Posted by: USS Diversity at February 19, 2013 10:08 PM (QLJPW)


Oh hell yes, I'd be in a trailer off a branch of the Black Warrior river in Al next to my cousins and family. Alas i would be alone. Mrs,. Sailor likes "Nice Things".

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:10 PM (l86i3)

106 Gotta git fer a bit. Milk jugs to wash. Pick up a fresh two gallons tomorrow before the snow flies. Raw, approx 18% butterfat milk. Makes the best chocolate milk ever.

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 10:10 PM (Vzh0K)

107 Liberal predictions of a future world in dire straits due to pollution and global warming continue to be so wrong. In local events, however, my lib family continues to believe all of them. FML.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 10:10 PM (/izg2)

108 Good luck on your move mpfs. I sympathise with people that are out of work. I lost a job in March of 10 and have had only a couple of shit jobs since then. Life is not what it once was for me. It sucks blowing through all of your savings.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 19, 2013 10:10 PM (jucos)

109 98 Evening all.

Looking for work sucks.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:08 PM (5UlAL)

According to TFG we're in a recovery.

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (HtUkt)

110 My gripe with "cyclists" is that they are annoying douchebags, but if I squished one, it would take valuable time out of my already sucky day to deal with the paperwork. Plus, the whole getting the jeep detailed thing . . .

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (kpCLl)

111 Bicylces.

Suck.

I have averted many accidents bc of my driving skills due to idiot bicyclists not owning drivers licenses and understanding the rules of the road.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (0PiQ4)

112 Isend checks to Wilkes-Barre on a monthly basis.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (BMldJ)

113 In 2013, Seamus Muldoon predicts that by the end of the week, the Muldoon house will be completely out of Double Stuf Oreos. Barring unforeseen circumstances (like Mrs. M. going to the store or a meteor or something along those lines).




Oh, and good evening all.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (qqZuQ)

114 We're watching the early news, and they were fixing to execute a Democrat at the Georgia Diagnostic Prison in Jackson, but got hung up arguing if he was retarded or not. Seriously.

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (eqV3Q)

115 For all the cyclist haters. Consider this therapy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSOxCsAYc0

Posted by: buzzion at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (GULKT)

116 You guys would love this show on History.....lots of guns and pew, pew, pew, pews.

Posted by: Tami at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (X6akg)

117 Another reason to keep those people out of our country.

“British authorities announced Tuesday that another person has
died from infection with the new coronavirus as European scientists
rev ealed
the new virus easily infects the cells of the airways of the
human lung. In fact, the new coronavirus is as adept at infecting the
cells of the upper airways as two cousin viruses — the one that
caused SARS and one that causes common colds, the ne
w study reported.
All three are members of the coronavirus family. . . . All of the
infections appear to have a link to the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia,
Jordan and Qatar being the three countries from which most cases have
arisen.”




Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (9XBK2)

118 Posted by: Grey Fox at February 19, 2013 10:05 PM (BMldJ)

Didn't know that, thanks. I'll add it to my blogroll. Here's one for you:

http://claroscureauxdeux.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2013 10:12 PM (mIvEV)

119 Prediction: And lo, the Sun shall rise in the East, and set in the West.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 19, 2013 10:12 PM (BVkEs)

120
But it is fun to pass a cyclist on my motorcycle with inches to spare.

I'd like to buy you a bigger rear view mirror.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 19, 2013 10:12 PM (IDSI7)

121
hell yes, I'd be in a trailer off a branch of the Black Warrior river in Al next to my cousins and family. Alas i would be alone. Mrs,. Sailor likes "Nice Things".Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:10 PM (l86i3)
======================================
Mrs. D likes "mommy".

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 19, 2013 10:12 PM (QLJPW)

122 Milk jugs to wash.

we all know what you mean, perv . . .

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:12 PM (kpCLl)

123 According to TFG we're in a recovery.
----
I don't know about that...but I'll find something soon. Haha

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:12 PM (5UlAL)

124 So I just typed in "Liberal Tits" in google search images



why the fuck would you......you know what, nevermind. I don't want to know.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (GEICT)

125 My adult teeth didn't dome in directly beneath my baby teeth and, since we didn't have a lot of money, my dad ended up pulling several of my teeth that were causing problems. That tooth extraction video made my entire gumline itch and, I . Never. Pushed. "Play".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (wbeNt)

126 Steevy, yet another reason to nuke them

Posted by: Jean at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (XwRIg)

127 ...Oh hell yes, I'd be in a trailer off a branch of the Black Warrior river in Al next to my cousins and family.

My wife knows I'd love to move back to Greenville SC where you are, but we're a mile from all her small family. She said, "Sure, you can go. But it'll be either alone, or in a pine box. Your choice."

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (4Mv1T)

128 for some weird reason, the Radio In My Head™ has been playing The Statler Brothers' Greatest Hits

Whatever happened to Randolph Scott, riding the trail alone?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (mIvEV)

129
So if the gov't doesn't follow laws, why should we??? Any gun control laws pass in my area (ohio) will be ignored.

Posted by: Big Zesty at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (v85iE)

130 Thanks for all your good wishes. I've been a little scared. This is a huge change for me. Mr. Mpfs is thrilled, he loves PA.

We are going to drive home. I've never driven across country so I'm looking forward to the trip. Shooting for a June departure, crossing my fingers.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (TCy/B)

131 110
My gripe with "cyclists" is that they are annoying douchebags, but if I
squished one, it would take valuable time out of my already sucky day to
deal with the paperwork. Plus, the whole getting the jeep detailed
thing . . .


Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (kpCLl)
Thats why you get a jeep imported from Great Britain, get licensed to drive it here and carry an aluminum baseball bat with a neoprene foam extra thick handle with you at all times. Drive By Pop Fly.

Posted by: jeremiah Gosh Darn Amerikkka wright's Sock Puppet at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (+OTLF)

132 115
For all the cyclist haters. Consider this therapy



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSOxCsAYc0

Posted by: buzzion at February 19, 2013 10:11 PM (GULKT)

I like the fact it has so many thumbs up

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 19, 2013 10:14 PM (FIDMq)

133 Mrs. D likes "mommy".
A friend of mine moved from El Paso, TX to Tampa, FL one year. Right before he left he married a local girl, so one year later he was right back in El Paso because she "missed her family".

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 19, 2013 10:14 PM (PQgoW)

134 My wife knows I'd love to move back to Greenville SC where you are, but we're a mile from all her small family. She said, "Sure, you can go. But it'll be either alone, or in a pine box. Your choice."
Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (4Mv1T)


Yep, they have the power, cause we give it to them and in my case, cause she deserves it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:14 PM (l86i3)

135 again, teej!

our timing needs work. I wanna talk music. I need you to do that.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 10:14 PM (0PiQ4)

136 Tomorrow is Saturday, hang yourself

Posted by: Paul Erhlich at February 19, 2013 10:15 PM (XwRIg)

137 Yeah she'd move if I drug her somewhere, but...

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 19, 2013 10:15 PM (QLJPW)

138 Omg. Ace mentioned my name in a post. *swoon*. He misspelled it, but still.

Hi everyone.
Posted by: chique d'afrique on her phone at February 19, 2013 10:03 PM


congrats, chique

I got mentioned once, generically, as "some guy just e-mailed me"...

I still have the screen cap to this day....

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 10:15 PM (JMmQ9)

139
My squawk with cyclists is their tendency to get Bolshie (Britspeak) and ride well out into traffic, obviously to make a point, and then to get pissed off when cars pass closer to them than they would like.

I can relate to the Brazilian guy driving through them. I once encountered a whole clutch of them (ca. 30) on a two lane road, riding three or four abreast and thereby blocking my lane. Pissed me off no end.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 19, 2013 10:16 PM (IDSI7)

140 If I had my druthers I would be in a trailer up off the Gunflint Trail in Northern MN. Just me and my dogs. Momma wouldn't come with me either as she likes the finer things in life.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 19, 2013 10:16 PM (jucos)

141 Yeah she'd move if I drug her somewhere, but...
Posted by: USS Diversity at February 19, 2013 10:15 PM (QLJPW)


Well, drag her by the hair or she'll fill up with dirt.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:16 PM (l86i3)

142 We are out of bacon, drown your kids

Posted by: Paul Erhlich at February 19, 2013 10:16 PM (XwRIg)

143 What about the workers who went from minimum wage and worked their way up to earning 9.00 hr ? It's just not the minimum wage earners that will expect there wages to increase if the MW rate increases.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 19, 2013 10:17 PM (+A7/9)

144 Joffen, you have my sympathies. The sequestration is going to hit defense contractors hard, and my company, while a lot better positioned than most, is looking to do some serious cutting. I've very worried that I may not have a job next year. The only saving grace is that my boss and his boss are both pretty supportive, and there may be the possibility of moving down to part time work instead, which I could then do while going to grad school.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 19, 2013 10:17 PM (PQgoW)

145 But it is fun to pass a cyclist on my motorcycle with inches to spare.



More fun in a 26' truck with big-ass sideview mirrors that (almost) knock off their wanna-be cute little aerodynamic helmets.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 10:17 PM (/izg2)

146 >But it is fun to pass a cyclist on my motorcycle with inches to spare.


there's plenty of room in the lane for their bike and my motorcycle. I see no reason to move left any more than is necessary to pass them safely

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 19, 2013 10:18 PM (8sCoq)

147 OK, kids, the bursitis shot seems to be kicking in. As Scarlett says, tomorrow is another day. I'll see you daywalkers on the morning thread with a story connected to A Star Is Born. And for you Errol Flynn fans, Friday I'll tell a story about his lost movie.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2013 10:19 PM (mIvEV)

148 Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 19, 2013 10:17 PM (PQgoW)
---
Shit dude.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:19 PM (5UlAL)

149 What about the workers who went from minimum wage and worked their way up to earning 9.00 hr ? It's just not the minimum wage earners that will expect there wages to increase if the MW rate increases.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 19, 2013 10:17 PM (+A7/9)


There are going to be a lot of people with three twenty hour a week jobs. To bad someone innovative couldn't cross train say, resaurant workers for instance, and let them work between businesses. Although that might be how unions started.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:19 PM (l86i3)

150 chique, Ace has emailed me (okay, replied to my email(s)) and, I just checked, I still have them. I treasure them. If I had the energy (which I don't), I would fap to them.

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:19 PM (kpCLl)

151 >>cause she deserves it.

OSP - Likewise. I married a princess. When she kissed the last frog, she got a frog. Me.

I'm just glad every day that passes she hasn't thrown me under the bus.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 19, 2013 10:19 PM (4Mv1T)

152 More fun in a 26' truck with big-ass sideview mirrors that (almost) knock off their wanna-be cute little aerodynamic helmets.
I always want to tell the guys, "You know, at least Lance Armstrong had to take steroids to get balls that small."

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 19, 2013 10:19 PM (PQgoW)

153 Why does Capital One continue to employ a racist like Alec Baldwin?

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 19, 2013 10:20 PM (BVkEs)

154 Completely OT but anyone else read Kafka's The Metamorphosis while completely drunk? I'm telling you it's a blast.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at February 19, 2013 10:20 PM (dvRYt)

155 Bonus: I can finally get a doggeh again! Ah a golden retriever.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:20 PM (TCy/B)

156 150 Go on...

Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2013 10:21 PM (9XBK2)

157 Completely OT but anyone else read Kafka's The Metamorphosis while completely drunk? I'm telling you it's a blast.
----
I read Thus Spake Zarathustra while high once.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:21 PM (5UlAL)

158 Completely OT but anyone else read Kafka's The Metamorphosis while completely drunk? I'm telling you it's a blast.
Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at February 19, 2013 10:20 PM (dvRYt)

The Char woman is the cool one.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:21 PM (l86i3)

159 I forgot to mention the totally gay tight outfits that the bicyclers wear.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 10:21 PM (0PiQ4)

160 I once encountered a whole clutch of them (ca. 30) on a two lane road,
riding three or four abreast and thereby blocking my lane. Pissed me off
no end.




They do that shit around here too. Act like they own the damn thing. Do they pay gas taxes on their bikes??? NO. Do they pay vehicle registration fees on their bikes??? NO. Do they follow the rules of the damn road??? NO!!!

In Chapel Hill, they used to get a couple hundred of them (seriously!) and ride up and down Franklin Street on Friday afternoon at 5pm, deliberately blocking traffic. I have little to no sympathy when they get plowed. And I denounce myself.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 10:21 PM (/izg2)

161 Shit dude.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:19 PM (5UlAL)


Thanks. It's nowhere near your situation, but it still sucks. I'm just now finally getting back on my feet financially, and I'm hoping to pay off my credit cards by the end of the year. Unfortunately my current legal woes have left me with less spare cash than I had hoped.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 19, 2013 10:22 PM (PQgoW)

162 159 I forgot to mention the totally gay tight outfits that the bicyclers wear.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 10:21 PM (0PiQ4)




I figured you'd be a fan.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2013 10:22 PM (GEICT)

163 We are going to drive home. I've never driven across country so I'm
looking forward to the trip. Shooting for a June departure, crossing my
fingers.

You will LOVE that, mpfs! I've done it many times and it's a blast. Don't try to drive straight through. Swing by cool, off-the-grid places and do it in a desultory way. Do you have critters you are taking? I have a pic of the late great Otis sitting on the dashboard of the Silverado (on a down pillow) with the road stretching out ahead. It's a fun thing to do and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have always done.

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:22 PM (kpCLl)

164 I've been involved in politics since Goldwater. Sometimes I just have to scratch my head. Liberals have been saying the same stupid things for a hundred years. They just keep repeating themselves over and over.

Why?

Why do they simply ignore facts? Over and Over again.

I think they are fucking stupid fucks.

That is all.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 19, 2013 10:23 PM (wR+pz)

165 110 My gripe with "cyclists" is that they are annoying douchebags, but if I squished one, it would take valuable time out of my already sucky day to deal with the paperwork. Plus, the whole getting the jeep detailed thing . . .


This.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at February 19, 2013 10:23 PM (dvRYt)

166 Thanks. It's nowhere near your situation, but it still sucks. I'm just now finally getting back on my feet financially, and I'm hoping to pay off my credit cards by the end of the year. Unfortunately my current legal woes have left me with less spare cash than I had hoped.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 19, 2013 10:22 PM (PQgoW)

There are so many people suffering. Now suffering is an objective term, the worst something can be is only the worst you know. But still, I see so many people on the edge.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:23 PM (l86i3)

167 ""Pretty much everything he ever wrote or said in the last 40+ years turns
out to have been wrong. His failed predictions are simply too numerous
to even begin to give a proper sampling of them ""



Joe Pesci's line in the "My cousin Vinny" would work wonders here- "Everything he just said is bullshit".

Posted by: Berserker at February 19, 2013 10:24 PM (FMbng)

168 161: Good luck brother.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:24 PM (5UlAL)

169 They do that shit around here too. Act like they own
the damn thing. Do they pay gas taxes on their bikes??? NO. Do they pay
vehicle registration fees on their bikes??? NO. Do they follow the
rules of the damn road??? NO!!!

In Chapel Hill, they used to get a
couple hundred of them (seriously!) and ride up and down Franklin
Street on Friday afternoon at 5pm, deliberately blocking traffic. I have
little to no sympathy when they get plowed. And I denounce myself.


Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 10:21 PM (/izg2)

Assholes do the same thing in some cities here in Canada, too, notably Vancouver. I think the answer is tiny caltrops.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 10:24 PM (29+x5)

170 I believe Ace may even have glanced at me at a meetup.

I'm sorry to hear about all of you that are out of work and pray you find good jobs soon.

Posted by: chique d'afrique on her phone at February 19, 2013 10:24 PM (6zgse)

171
Bonus: I can finally get a doggeh again! Ah a golden retriever.

Goldens shed lots of fur and lots of love, not in that order.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 19, 2013 10:25 PM (IDSI7)

172 Dorner x3??? Not good.


http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/19/3242955/shooting-incident-underway-in.html

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2013 10:25 PM (GEICT)

173 BC don't start me up, you horndog redneck.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 10:25 PM (0PiQ4)

174
Assholes do the same thing in some cities here in Canada, too, notably Vancouver. I think the answer is tiny caltrops.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 10:24 PM (29+x5)


Caltrops? Is that what you call opening a door on the passenger side?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 19, 2013 10:26 PM (IDSI7)

175 We are completely out of funds but the next four years will test our resolve to the limit. I'm from tough Irish and Russian Jew stock so we will make it come hell or Obama.

We are looking to head to South Carolina later on in a few years.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:26 PM (TCy/B)

176 For all the cyclist haters. Consider this therapy



Bwahahahahaha! Yeah I'm an ass. Not like I don't hear that fairly frequently.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 10:27 PM (/izg2)

177 Caltrops? Is that what you call opening a door on the passenger side?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 19, 2013 10:26 PM (IDSI7)

Oh, bless your heart, Jay . . . come sit by me for a while.

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:27 PM (kpCLl)

178 We are looking to head to South Carolina later on in a few years.
Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:26 PM (TCy/B)


I'll be here when you get here.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:27 PM (l86i3)

179
164I've been involved in politics since Goldwater. Sometimes I just have to scratch my head. Liberals have been saying the same stupid things for a hundred years. They just keep repeating themselves over and over.

Why?

Why do they simply ignore facts? Over and Over again.

I think they are fucking stupid fucks.

That is all.
Yup Yup Yup. My son married a caucasian democrat and I can testify to the fact that she is an idiot. She is also the food police. She wouldn't go to Paula Deens when we took them to Savannah.

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 10:27 PM (eqV3Q)

180 Approving birth control will result in a promiscuous, casual sex-saturated society

told ya bitches!

Posted by: Pope Paul VI, Dept. of Accurate Predictions at February 19, 2013 10:28 PM (8HhF2)

181 171
I've had goodies and I adore their lovely temperament.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:28 PM (TCy/B)

182 Here's the thing with cyclists. We see them riding along the highway over mountain passes out here. Never once have I seen one look like he (she) was enjoying itself. I think they probably take up the activity 'cause they think it looks "cool" and before too long they have so much money invested in Spandex and cool shades and high-tech helmets and shirts with French logos and goofy dental office mirrors hanging off their helmets etc. etc. that they feel like they have to pretend that they like it.

Better in theory than in practice in other words. But they'll be damned if they will admit it.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2013 10:29 PM (qqZuQ)

183 One would have thought that Mitt would be heralded for wanting to kill everyone's grandkids.

These Malthusians. They're so hard to please.

Posted by: chique d'afrique on her phone at February 19, 2013 10:29 PM (6zgse)

184 I tried to read Metamorphosis but it was too Kafkasque for me.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 19, 2013 10:29 PM (trh5+)

185 That is all.
Yup Yup Yup. My son married a caucasian democrat and I can testify to the fact that she is an idiot. She is also the food police. She wouldn't go to Paula Deens when we took them to Savannah.

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 10:27 PM (eqV3Q)

Scuse me? Missed out on Paula Deans? I'd want to see her papers, I suspect she could be a furrin agent.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:29 PM (l86i3)

186 We are going to drive home. I've never driven across
country so I'm looking forward to the trip. Shooting for a June
departure, crossing my fingers.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM

mpfs, I've done the cross country drive a few times myself.

Since it's June, don't take the route I took which would be either I-8, I-10, I-20, I-30, I-40, I-81 or I-10, I-15, I-40, I-81

Probably the most scenic route would be I-15, I-70, I-74, I-80

I had to sell my old car when I moved, no way it would have made it from SoCal to SW FL.

The Washington Compost had some article about how CA's economy is roaring back and they even took Moonbeam's word for it that Sacramento balanced the budget. What they've found out however is that they thought the big inflow in December was due to a surging economy, not people cashing out before the new taxes took effect. They now realize that all the money they were counting isn't going to show up

Posted by: kbdabear at February 19, 2013 10:30 PM (mCvL4)

187
Made progress in getting some boxes packed for the move to PA.


Good luck with the move! You are a good woman to go back and help your mom!

I just watched that pick pocket vid. The guy is good, but he has nothing on the Bamster who robs us blind in front of our faces, but nobody seems to care. Yeah, he's stealing all our money, but he's like cool and stuff, so it's ok. In fact, it's not his fault that he steals our stuff. It's those evil, greedy Republicans...

Posted by: runningrn at February 19, 2013 10:30 PM (Ag5D2)

188 I tried to read Metamorphosis but it was too Kafkasque for me.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 19, 2013 10:29 PM (trh5+)

Ba Dum Bum.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:30 PM (l86i3)

189 She is also the food police. She wouldn't go to Paula Deens when we took them to Savannah.



Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 10:27 PM (eqV3Q)

Just leave her in the car. Maybe roll the windows down an inch or two and give her a bowl of water.

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:31 PM (kpCLl)

190
What they've found out however is that they thought the big inflow in December was due to a surging economy, not people cashing out before the new taxes took effect. They now realize that all the money they were counting isn't going to show up

Jerry Brown: "Missed it by this much. Again."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 19, 2013 10:32 PM (IDSI7)

191 Hmmm, Choamsky or Ehrlich - who do I hate more
Posted by: Jean at February 19, 2013 10:09 PM


you could hate them both...it don't cost nothin'

it may keep you warm...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTil0-smOJQ

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 10:32 PM (JMmQ9)

192 We are going to drive home. I've never driven across country so I'm
looking forward to the trip. Shooting for a June departure, crossing my
fingers.




Take the northern route. Go through Utah and Colorado instead of Texas. Beautiful country it is. If you can (I couldn't darn it) keep going N by NE and visit Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore. It adds some miles but each turn in the road brings another beautiful view. Good times.....

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 10:32 PM (/izg2)

193 I ride my bike on a route in town call the booty loop. People know to expect bikes and usually are pretty good at avoiding them.

UNLESS it is a woman on a phone. One hit me, I was wearing a yellow shirt, and broke three of my ribs and punctured my lung. In hospital for a week.

She simply didn't look and drove into me. How do you miss a fucking bike with a flashing light and a bright yellow shirt on the fucker?

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 19, 2013 10:32 PM (wR+pz)

194 The Washington Compost had some article about how CA's economy is roaring back

damn you, kb, i didn't even know i could still laugh that hard!!!!

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:32 PM (kpCLl)

195
The Washington Compost had some article about how CA's economy is roaring back and they even took Moonbeam's word for it that Sacramento balanced the budget. What they've found out however is that they thought the big inflow in December was due to a surging economy, not people cashing out before the new taxes took effect. They now realize that all the money they were counting isn't going to show up
Is this why the stock market is doing so well right now? The whole country cashing out?

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 10:33 PM (eqV3Q)

196 Alrighty, I'm off to the gym. I'll check back later, if any of you morons are still around.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 19, 2013 10:33 PM (PQgoW)

197 Caltrops? Is that what you call opening a door on the passenger side?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 19, 2013 10:26 PM (IDSI7)

Heh! That'd work. Historically, caltrops were spiked devices scattered on roads or battlefields to cripple the enemy's horses. I believe the idea was revived on several occasions to make devices intended to jam the tracks of tanks. Think of bent nails welded together to make a tetrahedral figure with points on all four apices. No matter which way it falls, there's a point sticking up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 10:33 PM (29+x5)

198 175
We are completely out of funds but the next four years will test our
resolve to the limit. I'm from tough Irish and Russian Jew stock so we
will make it come hell or Obama.



We are looking to head to South Carolina later on in a few years.

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:26 PM

I know how it is, I was completely out of money and not only did I drain my savings but I hit the 99 week wall. Thank God that I had some very good friends to help me out in my move, some of them fellow Morons

I didn't think I'd care for living in FL, but the Gulf Coast really grows on you. All I miss are the mountains

Posted by: kbdabear at February 19, 2013 10:33 PM (mCvL4)

199 Take the northern route. Go through Utah and Colorado instead of Texas. Beautiful country it is. If you can (I couldn't darn it) keep going N by NE and visit Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore. It adds some miles but each turn in the road brings another beautiful view. Good times.....
Agreed. A drive through the Glenwood Canyon is a must. It's absolutely beautiful.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 19, 2013 10:34 PM (PQgoW)

200
You have to feel sorry for the doomsayers when Monday morning rolls around and they find that they still have to get up and go to work.

I'm fatalistic about it all. I figure if an asteroid doesn't destroy us, the leftists will.

Posted by: no name at February 19, 2013 10:34 PM (Q2wni)

201 visit Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore.

THIS!!!

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:34 PM (kpCLl)

202 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 10:33 PM (29+x5)
---
Where in Alberta are ya at?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:34 PM (5UlAL)

203 197
Love is the path for Republicans to win election, Reject hate Conservatives and the path of victory will be visible.


Posted by: Embrace Love and Reject Hate at February 19, 2013 10:33 PM

OK, I'll try that

But I still think you're a douche

Posted by: kbdabear at February 19, 2013 10:34 PM (mCvL4)

204 You guys all went and started without me?!?!?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 19, 2013 10:35 PM (kaalw)

205 hate's clarifying tho

Posted by: JDP at February 19, 2013 10:36 PM (8HhF2)

206 I always I-70 across Kansas is strangely beautiful. I like a whole lot of nothing.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 19, 2013 10:36 PM (QLJPW)

207 She simply didn't look and drove into me. How do you miss a fucking bike with a flashing light and a bright yellow shirt on the fucker?

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 19, 2013 10:32 PM (wR+pz)



Sorry for your injuries, but...probably the same way bikers seem to miss a several thousand pound hunk of metal, capable of high rates of speed, headed at you.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2013 10:36 PM (GEICT)

208 You seem a bit randy there peach.

Woo hoo, party time!

Posted by: The Fapping Ghosts at February 19, 2013 10:36 PM (D0Lx2)

209 159
I forgot to mention the totally gay tight outfits that the bicyclers wear.
************

Add to that the utterly stupid convention of having bare tires, with nothing to stop puddles and road dirt. Nothing makes me larf out loud more on a rainy day than seeing a gay tight outfit with a wet black stripe running up the back.

Posted by: The Other Lance at February 19, 2013 10:37 PM (o6qwg)

210

Scuse me? Missed out on Paula Deans? I'd want to see her papers, I suspect she could be a furrin agent.
Just leave her in the car. Maybe roll the windows down an inch or two and give her a bowl of water.
Ha! Why didn't I think of this! Do you know what she ordered at Cracker Barrel the next day? One scrambled egg and a salmon patty. If she gave up the martinis she might lose some weight. Alcohol is fattening, but I don't think she knows that.

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 10:37 PM (eqV3Q)

211
We are going to drive home. I've never driven across
country so I'm looking forward to the trip. Shooting for a June
departure, crossing my fingers



I drove across from PA to WA when I moved out here. My sister and all my worldly possessions stuffed into my little red, Ford Escort. It was a great trip. I would have liked to have stopped and seen the "Amazing Corn Palace" and the world's biggest frying pan, but sister didn't want to stop. We did go to Wall Drugs after seein a gazillion signs for it (a bitter disappointment), and we stopped at Mt. Rushmore (sadly, being October, the caverns in SD were closed). It took us about 5 days (we stopped every night). I got Tripteks from AAA, and that's how we planned our trip.

Enjoy your journey and travel safe!

Posted by: runningrn at February 19, 2013 10:37 PM (Ag5D2)

212 Probably the most scenic route would be I-15, I-70, I-74, I-80



LOL kbdabear was a little more specific, that's the route I took back from LA when I went the long way to visit my Grandma in Milwaukee. But I'd say get even farther north to I-90 if you have the time and the money. Reminds me of some old Willie Nelson song.....even do a little honkey-tonkin'

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 10:37 PM (/izg2)

213 I'll be here when you get here.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:27 PM (l86i3)

I thought you were in the Wilmington area.

Posted by: BignJames at February 19, 2013 10:37 PM (HtUkt)

214 You guys all went and started without me?!?!?


Posted by: cthulhu at February 19, 2013 10:35 PM

You were passed out with a rolled up dollar bill up your nose. It didn't seem wise to disturb you.

Posted by: otho at February 19, 2013 10:37 PM (yBF/9)

215 Late to the party but:
"Remember these predictions were all made by <scientists, experts and top. men>."

They keep using these words I don't thin they mean what they think they mean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2Sk

Obligatory Princess bride quote.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 10:38 PM (qo244)

216 Paul Erlich is the gold standard for high IQ fuck ups.
And so many believed him, and still do.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2013 10:39 PM (7zvJ4)

217
162 159 I forgot to mention the totally gay tight outfits that the bicyclers wear.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 10:21 PM (0PiQ4)

Exactly: Spandex is a prvilege not a right...ugh....for Gods sake...spare us the bulges.

Posted by: Spandy at February 19, 2013 10:39 PM (XLuH2)

218 Bannion here?

If so, I got something for you.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 10:39 PM (0PiQ4)

219 Probably the most scenic route would be I-15, I-70, I-74, I-80

I expect this is the first and last time I ever see anyone describe I-74 as "scenic".

Also, you don't want to take it if you're trying to go NE, because it goes SE.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking heavily at February 19, 2013 10:40 PM (hO8IJ)

220 Where in Alberta are ya at?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:34 PM (5UlAL)

About 80 miles from Calgary, going north and east. When I'm at home, and I am now. When I'm at work, it's wherever the wellsite is at.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 10:40 PM (29+x5)

221 I haven't seen him L, elle

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2013 10:40 PM (GEICT)

222 Love is the path for Republicans to win election, Reject hate Conservatives and the path of victory will be visible.


Yeah, um, no. Pussys never won anything, Pussy McCain, Pussy Romney, nothing.

See, you seem to be buying into the theory of passive resistance, almost a Ghandiesque type of program.

Let me let you in on a little secret, Had the Japanese got as far as India, Gandhi's theories of "passive resistance" would have floated down the Ganges River with his bayoneted, beheaded carcass. -- Time to fight, time to support pols that fight.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:41 PM (l86i3)

223 Posted by: runningrn at February 19, 2013 10:37 PM (Ag5D2)

Gonna go to Denver from California to see my daughter come summer.... I've made the drive about every way you can except....

Gettin my kicks on Route 66... so gonna do that this year... LOL

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2013 10:42 PM (lZBBB)

224 Do you know what she ordered at Cracker Barrel the next day? One scrambled egg and a salmon patty.

Cracker Barrel has salmon patties? They are dead to me now.

And, woo hoo, Alberta. Banff is one of my favorite places on this earth. Mostly the hotel, but that is truly God's country up there.

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (kpCLl)

225 About 80 miles from Calgary, going north and east.
When I'm at home, and I am now. When I'm at work, it's wherever the
wellsite is at.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 10:40 PM (29+x5)


Now I want to start guessing (but I won't)

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am, Albertan at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (cXbpB)

226 Bannion here?



If so, I got something for you.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 10:39 PM (0PiQ4)


Brown chicken brown cow.....

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (/izg2)

227 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:41 PM (l86i3)


Passive resistance has ONLY ever worked against the Brits... can't think of one other instance in history where it really worked...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (lZBBB)

228 @207

When you are traveling at 21.8 mph and someone you see turns an SUV in front of you, you have a hard time stopping. My bike stopped, I have disk brakes, I continued into the car.

You can not stop inertia.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (wR+pz)

229 I was working in my yard when a couple of bikers passed, and cursed out one my neighbors preparing to pull out of his driveway. As dipstick #1 passed I threw down my rake and hurled more f-bombs at him than General Jack D Ripper. Dude looked like he was gonna stain his clown suit.

Posted by: Rule #2 at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (CypDC)

230 About 80 miles from Calgary, going north and east. When I'm at home, and I am now. When I'm at work, it's wherever the wellsite is at.
---
I lived in Calgary awhile back. Beautiful city.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (5UlAL)

231

Let's not forget that Canada Magazine, (I think), predicted that a billion...yes, with a 'b', people would be dead in 2012 from global warmening. They scare people with big numbers, and when their ludicrous predictions fall flat, they double down, and make the numbers even bigger...all the while ignoring the very real 1 million children per year that die from Malaria, for lack of DDT, and the 685 thousand children that die each year from lack of vitamin A. Each of these ongoing tragedies can be corrected....right now, today....cheaply, and easily.

The envirofrauds fight these solutions with everything they have, IMO, because in their twisted view of things, dead children is good for Gaia.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (eyJh9)

232

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM


June, huh. I'll keep an eye out for a woman in a yellow rain slicker on the I90 corridor.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 10:44 PM (tt39M)

233 By 2014, I will have fully evolved into a walking, talking penis.

Posted by: Dr. Paul R. Anuslich at February 19, 2013 10:44 PM (vbh31)

234 Here's what gets me about cyclists here. There are numerous bike paths, and yet they insist on cycling - slowly - in the street, sometimes not making much of an effort to move as far to the right as possible. I'll even seeing them biking in the streets of parkways when there is a bike path literally ten feet over, and yet we can't pass because it's a single lane.

Posted by: Paul Zummo at February 19, 2013 10:44 PM (81ahw)

235 When you are traveling at 21.8 mph and someone you see turns an SUV in front of you, you have a hard time stopping. My bike stopped, I have disk brakes, I continued into the car.

You can not stop inertia.
Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (wR+pz)

21.8? hell you better slow down. Apparently your vehilcle is unsafe at that speed.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:45 PM (l86i3)

236 About 80 miles from Calgary, going north and east.

When I'm at home, and I am now. When I'm at work, it's wherever the

wellsite is at.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 10:40 PM (29+x5) >>

You should be happy Gaia only has a rape whistle and not a gun

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 10:45 PM (qo244)

237 125 My adult teeth didn't dome in directly beneath my baby teeth and, since we didn't have a lot of money, my dad ended up pulling several of my teeth that were causing problems

---------

I still have one of my baby teeth. The corresponding adult tooth grew sideways, making a lump in my palate. Closest thing to trouble it caused me was in high school when the Navy guy in Salt Lick City looked over my X-rays and asked "you don't want to be a pilot, do you?" I said "no" and he shrugged and moved on.

Wound up not going to the U, which is the university in Utah with NROTC.

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda, who bagged groceries ca 1980 at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (rVZBi)

238 Who’s Anti-Woman?

A Colorado Democrat legislator has declared that women should not have the only effective means of defending themselves against a rapist (i.e. a firearm). Despite the fact that firearms are used to save lives and used by women and children against attackers, Rep. Joe Salazar thinks that “safe zones” will somehow prevent a sick monster from attacking a woman

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=1523

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (Vk2pI)

239 BC, I have something for your girls. Have you tried Squishy Baff for bath time? my SIL says its great. bath water turns into tapioca. It will be an adventure!

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (0PiQ4)

240 Well, that glider pilot who flew over the nuclear power plant is screwed. There are prohibited zones over every nuke power plant in the U.S. Believe me, there are marked very prominently on air charts. We had to be careful flying between Hurlburt Field, FL and Asheville, NC because of the nuke plant on the SC/GA state line.

He'll probably have his FAA certificate revoked, they don't fool around with stuff like that. Sucks to be him.

Posted by: Pave Low John at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (ilDAt)

241
G'nite Rons Ettes! See ya manana!

Posted by: ALH at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (eqV3Q)

242 hi cthulhu

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (BBWjt)

243
159
I forgot to mention the totally gay tight outfits that the bicyclers wear.


I have so many reasons why I hate bicyclers. We are plagued with an overabundance of idiots on wheels out here, but my biggest issue is at night time or early morning when it's dark.
When I run at night, I wear a reflective Zinglet (it looks like a safety patrol belt but straps over my torso and has blinking red lights on the front and back. I also carry either Knuckle Lights or wear a headlight. Sometimes, I'll have both the Knuckle Lights and a headlight on. I also have areflective jacket, shorts and shirts that are made out of Illuminite that I wear on occasion. I make a point to make myself completely visible 360 degrees around.

I don't know how many times I've almost run over idiots on bikes who are wearing black clothing, and have absolutely no lights or anything reflective on them or their bikes. They of course, neglect to obey the rules of the road as they ride like idiot ninjas.

Posted by: runningrn at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (Ag5D2)

244 We did go to Wall Drugs after seein a gazillion
signs for it (a bitter disappointment),

Enjoy your journey and travel safe!

Posted by: runningrn at February 19, 2013 10:37 PM



Yeah no kidding. I did the Sturgis rally 10 years in the row and I swear I never seen so many frigging annoying billboards. A few years ago the wife had a business trip in Amsterdam. On one of the traffic light poles in the city was an actual metal sign all professionally attached to the pole. It said- 6800 miles to Wall Drug SD.

There just is no escaping that shit.


Posted by: Berserker at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (FMbng)

245 223Posted by: runningrn at February 19, 2013 10:37 PM (Ag5D2)

Gonna go to Denver from California to see my daughter come summer.... I've made the drive about every way you can except....

Gettin my kicks on Route 66... so gonna do that this year... LOLPosted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2013 10:42 PM (lZBBB)I believe you'll go through Williams AZ. They kept the old motels and diners, and if you're lucky on a weekend they'll be having and old car show and they all cruise through town down rte 66. great time. enjoy!

Posted by: Guido at February 19, 2013 10:47 PM (XLuH2)

246 You can not stop inertia.


Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (wR+pz)

srsly, billy bob? Obama slogans? {spits}

Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:47 PM (kpCLl)

247 Trick to beating unemployment is the mindset that no job is beneath you. I had a Masters degree but swept out UPS trailers and cleaned toilets until I was able to land better and better jobs.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 19, 2013 10:48 PM (hyIbd)

248 Trick to beating unemployment is the mindset that no job is beneath you. I had a Masters degree but swept out UPS trailers and cleaned toilets until I was able to land better and better jobs.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 19, 2013 10:48 PM (hyIbd)

Yep, I take what I can get too.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:48 PM (l86i3)

249 I 90 has 'Wall Drug' and I 10 has 'The Thing'.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 10:49 PM (tt39M)

250 The Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD is a big waste of time (heh), but the Badlands, the Iron Hills and the Black Hills are really beautiful. And Custer State Park. The wildlife is incredible, and you can see it all from your car. Antelope, buffaloe, big horn sheep, the stupid wild donkeys that will eat pretzels out of your hand....

Whenever we start a long roadtrip, once we get out on the highway at the beginning, I like to play Pat Metheny's "American Garage" CD. It always puts me in the mood for the road.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 19, 2013 10:49 PM (Md8Uo)

251
Comforting thought--we have notched nearly 3 months of Winter to date. You can see the first small signs of Spring now, the most noticeable being the difference in light quality.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 19, 2013 10:49 PM (SAMxH)

252 When you are traveling at 21.8 mph and someone you see turns an SUV in
front of you, you have a hard time stopping. My bike stopped, I have
disk brakes, I continued into the car.



You can not stop inertia.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (wR+pz)




Work on those thigh and glute muscles. Grabbing on and holding tight to the pole you're riding is not only fun but can be a life saver.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 19, 2013 10:49 PM (/izg2)

253 Also, you don't want to take it if you're trying to go NE, because it goes SE.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking heavily at February 19, 2013 10:40 PM

Haven't ever been through OH and I've been out of the logistics business for a year and a half. Is it I-71 that goes from Columbus to Cleveland?

I'd recommend skipping the interstates altogether if you had all the time in the world. Another reason not to take the secondary roads is that you go through too many towns that need to write traffic tickets to keep the cash flow going

Posted by: kbdabear at February 19, 2013 10:49 PM (mCvL4)

254
After months of shitty news....something really neat may happen. I hope Robert isn't joking
http://tinyurl.com/azrny39

Posted by: Reggie1971 at February 19, 2013 10:49 PM (8cOY0)

255
mpfs:

The coconut molasses Easter eggs are in the stores already.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 19, 2013 10:50 PM (tOkJB)

256 You should be happy Gaia only has a rape whistle and not a gun


Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 10:45 PM (qo244)


Gaia turns her face to mud in the Spring, and tries to suck me under. She's not without her defences.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 10:50 PM (29+x5)

257 240 Well, that glider pilot who flew over the nuclear power plant is screwed. There are prohibited zones over every nuke power plant in the U.S. Believe me, there are marked very prominently on air charts. We had to be careful flying between Hurlburt Field, FL and Asheville, NC because of the nuke plant on the SC/GA state line.
He'll probably have his FAA certificate revoked, they don't fool around with stuff like that. Sucks to be him.
Posted by: Pave Low John at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (ilDAt)


True except this particular plant was not marked as restricted on the air charts.

Posted by: Mætenloch at February 19, 2013 10:51 PM (zV/vc)

258 Rove and Ehrlich are tight. I've read.

Posted by: nip at February 19, 2013 10:51 PM (11Tdq)

259 good night ALH hope we didn't scare you off for good

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:51 PM (BBWjt)

260 From Drudge - this might be the saddest thing I've ever read. An 11-year old cancer survivor caught fire from hand sanitizer.
http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2013/02/19/11-year-old-cancer-survivor-catches-fire-while-in-hospital/

Posted by: Paul Zummo at February 19, 2013 10:52 PM (81ahw)

261 >Gettin my kicks on Route 66... so gonna do that this year... LOLPosted by: Romeo13


I-40 in NM and AZ is basically following the old 66 route

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 19, 2013 10:52 PM (8sCoq)

262 .all the while ignoring the very real 1 million
children per year that die from Malaria, for lack of DDT, and the 685
thousand children that die each year from lack of vitamin A. Each of
these ongoing tragedies can be corrected....right now, today....cheaply,
and easily.

The envirofrauds fight these solutions with
everything they have, IMO, because in their twisted view of things, dead
children is good for Gaia.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (eyJh9)


To the left, those are features, not bugs.
But mosquito nets will save the world according to them.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 19, 2013 10:52 PM (Zd/NW)

263 And, woo hoo, Alberta. Banff is one of my favorite
places on this earth. Mostly the hotel, but that is truly God's country
up there.


Posted by: Peaches at February 19, 2013 10:43 PM (kpCLl)

When I was at college, we had a toga party in the Banff Springs Hotel. The elevator operators had gone off-shift, and drunken college students were running them. Hilarity ensued.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 10:52 PM (29+x5)

264 I'd recommend skipping the interstates altogether if you had all the
time in the world. Another reason not to take the secondary roads is
that you go through too many towns that need to write traffic tickets to
keep the cash flow going


In my heart I agree with that general sentiment but I am just paranoid about running out of gas, and that is why I like driving on the interstates, you're never too far away from an open gas station.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:53 PM (BBWjt)

265 oh man I'd love to visit Banff someday, have heard lots of wonderful things about it

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:53 PM (BBWjt)

266
Do you think the glider pilot was looking for thermals from the cooling tower? How strong do you think they'd be?

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 19, 2013 10:54 PM (tOkJB)

267 and is Banff supposedly in one of the more conservative parts of Canada? that is what I've heard, not sure though

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:54 PM (BBWjt)

268 Rep. Joe Salazar thinks that “safe zones” will somehow prevent a sick monster from attacking a woman

Safe zones... /spits

Ask the residents of Srebrenica how safe zones work.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Ampersands Anonymous at February 19, 2013 10:55 PM (mbxHg)

269 Music?

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 10:55 PM (GnJ7A)

270 Well, that glider pilot who flew over the nuclear power plant is screwed.>>

I let a buddy drive my boat once. The police were diving for a body in the lake. Diver flags everywhere and he (Not knowing what they meant he said later) was going to drive straight through the center of the dive area. I grabed the wheel and yelled expletives so we never entered the area but novices can make some really bad mistakes.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 10:55 PM (qo244)

271 265
oh man I'd love to visit Banff someday, have heard lots of wonderful things about it


Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:53 PM (BBWjt)


If you're going to go to Banff, take some extra time and drive highway 93 to Jasper.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am, Albertan at February 19, 2013 10:55 PM (cXbpB)

272 kbda @ 273
Yeah, I-71 runs northeast out of Cincy through Columbus up to Cleveland, where it ends at "Deadman's Curve" and becomes I-90.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 19, 2013 10:55 PM (Md8Uo)

273 and is Banff supposedly in one of the more conservative parts of Canada? that is what I've heard, not sure though
----------
It was true when I lived there...

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 10:55 PM (5UlAL)

274 Also known as the "Gateway to the Grand Canyon®," Williams was the last town on Historic Route 66 to be bypassed by Interstate 40. The community, bypassed on Oct. 13, 1984, continues to thrive on tourism.Founded in 1881, Williams was named for the famous trapper, scout and mountain man, "Old Bill Williams." A statue of "Old Bill" stands in Monument Park, located on the west side of the city. The large mountain directly south of town is named Bill Williams Mountain and the Town was incorporated July 9, 1901.http://www.williamsaz.gov/

Posted by: Guido at February 19, 2013 10:56 PM (XLuH2)

275 Evening all.

Who the hell spun up gas prices since last week? Sheeee-it! Jumped 30 cents.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2013 10:56 PM (BAS5M)

276 Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:53 PM (BBWjt)

Are you driving something with a 3 gallon tank?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 19, 2013 10:56 PM (cueQQ)

277 >I am just paranoid about running out of gas, and that is why I like driving on the interstates,


you can look up gas stations on the intertubes and plan your trip accordingly

some stations out west don't have 91 octane, which can be a problem if you're on a big fat US-made motorcycle- luckily mine has the big 6 gallon tank that'll go about 300 miles

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 19, 2013 10:56 PM (8sCoq)

278 Has there been any info on cyclists dorks refusing to work.

Those seats are not soft, and mashing your nuts while pedaling cannot be good for the nads.

It's common sense right?

Posted by: nip at February 19, 2013 10:56 PM (11Tdq)

279
Who the hell spun up gas prices since last week? Sheeee-it! Jumped 30 cents.
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2013 10:56 PM (BAS5M)


Just wait till july.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 10:56 PM (l86i3)

280 You're all a bunch of oil loving haters, bicycles are the transportation of the future

I'd ban you all but I dropped a Cheetoh under my desk

Posted by: Cahrsel Jhonsno at February 19, 2013 10:56 PM (mCvL4)

281 I'd recommend skipping the interstates altogether if you had all the
time in the world. Another reason not to take the secondary roads is
that you go through too many towns that need to write traffic tickets to
keep the cash flow going




Agree and agree. I did this going NW from NC to WI...from Ashland KY to somewhere in OH where I...FINALLY!!!...picked up the interstate again. It was a beautiful drive up the Ohio River and then into Amish Country but.... Rural driving is interesting and fun but it takes fucking forever to get where you're going. Just sayin'.....

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 10:58 PM (/izg2)

282 teej?

you are the biggest tease.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 10:58 PM (0PiQ4)

283 The Rolling Stones

"Route 66"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JljT3f8uV1g

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 19, 2013 10:59 PM (8sCoq)

284 Hi ont, hubby told me we missed girl scout cookies, is that so? I usually find them outside my grocery stores for at least a couple weeks.

Posted by: lou's a girl at February 19, 2013 10:59 PM (vgd4f)

285 There just is no escaping that shit.




Posted by: Berserker at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (FMbng)

I visited Wall Drug, and I enjoyed it. It is the ne plus ultra of tourist traps, places that exist for no reason other than to fleece the unwary traveler. It's a genuine piece of Americana, and I mean no snark at all when I say that. You have to admire the entrepreneurial spirit that went into making it what it is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 10:59 PM (29+x5)

286 242
hi cthulhu


Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:46 PM (BBWjt)


Howdy, chemjeff. How's it goin'?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 19, 2013 10:59 PM (kaalw)

287 In my heart I agree with that general sentiment but I
am just paranoid about running out of gas, and that is why I like
driving on the interstates, you're never too far away from an open gas
station.


Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:53 PM

I'm not paranoid about running out of gas, it's running through hundreds of small towns with speed traps and out of state plates.

Anyone who is old enough to remember the Carolinas and Georgia before I-95 was finished would know what I mean

Posted by: kbdabear at February 19, 2013 11:00 PM (mCvL4)

288 Agree and agree. I did this going NW from NC to WI...from Ashland KY to somewhere in OH where I...FINALLY!!!...picked up the interstate again. It was a beautiful drive up the Ohio River and then into Amish Country but.... Rural driving is interesting and fun but it takes fucking forever to get where you're going. Just sayin'.....
Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 10:58 PM (/izg2)

Was that HWY 52? or 26? I can't remember but it went right by Marshall University. Whe you crest the hill you look out into the vally and its like the opening shots in We are Marshall

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 11:00 PM (l86i3)

289 So polymer AR lowers yea or nay?

Posted by: Abe's Gun and Pancake Emporium at February 19, 2013 11:00 PM (gkfSV)

290 I actaully thought the run on I-80 in South Dakota was more desolate than I-70 in Kansas. Once you get east of the Badlands, there ain't nothin' to see. But you can drive 80 or so and nobody bothers you, because there is no one on I-80 in South Dakota.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 19, 2013 11:00 PM (Md8Uo)

291 Are you driving something with a 3 gallon tank?

well, no, but you must have missed the 'paranoid' bit

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:00 PM (BBWjt)

292 cthulhu, consumed by work, bah
gotta clean my fish tank again, it sucks.
The water keeps turning green. I don't know why.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:01 PM (BBWjt)

293 bicycles are the transportation of the future

#TweetsFrom1887

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking heavily at February 19, 2013 11:01 PM (hO8IJ)

294
>>Anyone who is old enough to remember the Carolinas and Georgia before I-95 was finished would know what I mean<<

You haven't traveled this country if you haven't got a ticket in Deposit, NY, Montgomery Ut and Darby, Mt.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 11:02 PM (tt39M)

295 Posted by: nip at February 19, 2013 10:56 PM (11Tdq)

I did a LOT of biking around the Denver area bike paths... on my mountain bike... and it was funny...

People on Road Bikes? Serious... angry looking... people on mountain bikes would wave... say 'Hi'... usualy smiling....

My theory? Having a little tiny bike seat shoved up your butt makes ya cranky.... LOL

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 19, 2013 11:02 PM (lZBBB)

296 I-70 is through Kansas
I-80 is through Nebraska
I-90 is through South Dakota
they are all pretty desolate IMO

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:02 PM (BBWjt)

297 You haven't traveled this country if you haven't got a ticket in Deposit, NY, Montgomery Ut and Darby, Mt.
Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 11:02 PM (tt39M)


Or Needles Ca. Got one there.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 11:02 PM (l86i3)

298 Happy, full and tipsy in a great American city. Charleston is a fantastic place.

Posted by: CBD at February 19, 2013 11:02 PM (qs/UG)

299
>>Once you get east of the Badlands, there ain't nothin' to see. But you can drive 80 or so and nobody bothers you, because there is no one on I-80 in South Dakota.<<

You don't speed in SoDak. Those guys love to write tickets.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 11:03 PM (tt39M)

300 No, I am not. A couple of threads back you said "teej?" at, I think 165and I got back at I think 184.
Further down you said the boss had a new post up.
You, young lady, area teh tease.
So talk music.

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 11:03 PM (Bj/RA)

301 I agree that the Corn Palace in Mitchell SD is the biggest tourist trap in the US. I remember looking forward to going there as a kid. What a let down.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 19, 2013 11:03 PM (jucos)

302 Happy, full and tipsy in a great American city. Charleston is a fantastic place.
Posted by: CBD at February 19, 2013 11:02 PM (qs/UG)

Good for you. My little one has a field trip there tomorrow.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 11:03 PM (l86i3)

303 I'm nearly out. BC and teej, I left something up thread for the both of yas.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 11:04 PM (0PiQ4)

304 Hmm, some comments go bye-bye?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Ampersands Anonymous at February 19, 2013 11:04 PM (mbxHg)

305 So polymer AR lowers yea or nay?

Nay? Aluminum does not weigh shit.

80% lower? Making guns is legal.

Posted by: nip at February 19, 2013 11:04 PM (11Tdq)

306 I agree that the Corn Palace in Mitchell SD is the biggest tourist trap in the US.

no, that would be Wall Drug

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:05 PM (BBWjt)

307 Hmm, some comments go bye-bye?
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Ampersands Anonymous at February 19, 2013 11:04 PM (mbxHg)


Yep, pot head trolls. I'm tryin to cypher there language but, I'm sorry. Any Code talkers out there?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 11:05 PM (l86i3)

308 So polymer AR lowers yea or nay?>>

Why switch to polymer is the better question. Do they save that much weight? Are they Cheaper so you can have more? Are they stronger? Ask those questions and you will come to the answer on your own.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 11:06 PM (qo244)

309 Yeah, like I'm gonna search the whole thread for it.

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 11:06 PM (Bj/RA)

310 OSP yeah that was Hwy 52...which is the shortcut that runs from W-S to connect with 77 going up through VA to WVA. Also interesting because that's the new I-74 corridor that HeatherRadish spoke of. But until it's finished, it's just a country road going through a lot of red lights.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 11:06 PM (/izg2)

311 Charleston is one of my favorite places. Savannah too

Posted by: thunderb at February 19, 2013 11:06 PM (Dnbau)

312 I expected to (probabily) hate the RS cover of Route 66. but it's quite good. A straight up cover of the original

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 11:07 PM (JMmQ9)

313 SR 52 runs along the (Ohio)river, SR32 runs west from SR 23 to Cincinnati (I-275). 52 is a bit of a drag because it goes through every...little...town on the river.

32 is a real pretty drive in Autumn, when the leaves are changing, and in the Spring, because it is so green and lush.
Marshall is in Huntington, just over the Ohio River from.....Ohio? The son of one of my coworkers is going there now, and our company has a warehouse down there that we go to periodically.
Ashland, Kyis downriver a ways.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 19, 2013 11:07 PM (Md8Uo)

314 OSP yeah that was Hwy 52...which is the shortcut that runs from W-S to connect with 77 going up through VA to WVA. Also interesting because that's the new I-74 corridor that HeatherRadish spoke of. But until it's finished, it's just a country road going through a lot of red lights.
Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 11:06 PM (/izg2)

I thought it was an awesome drive.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 11:07 PM (l86i3)

315 291 Are you driving something with a 3 gallon tank?

well, no, but you must have missed the 'paranoid' bit
Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:00 PM (BBWjt)


I get ya. Ran out of gas at at 2:00 am in Louisiana right over the Texas border. My buddy and I started walking for about a mile when we got a ride to a gas station from a Sheriff Deputy only after being patted down for drugs. Even gave us a ride back to our car .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 19, 2013 11:08 PM (QeXG/)

316
and is Banff supposedly in one of the more conservative parts of Canada? that is what I've heard, not sure though


Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 10:54 PM (BBWjt)

Golly, I don't know anymore. Banff, the town, is pretty small, and restricted, in that you can't live there unless you work in the Park (the townsite being within the park, and controlled by Parks Canada). So it's going to have more than its fair share of civil service drones, tree-huggers, and enviro-nazis.
I avoid the National Parks as much as possible. Sure, the scenery is terrific, but about all you can actually do there now is look. If I go out camping, I want to take a gun along for some plinking, or maybe an ATV or dirt bike to ride. Can't do that in the parks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 11:08 PM (29+x5)

317 MPFS - If you're still lurking around - welcome home. There's a bunch of gas drilling jobs in these here parts. Maybe your family can get hired on.

Posted by: Liberty Lover at February 19, 2013 11:08 PM (eQ4W/)

318 A buddy of mine who is serving in Afghanistan just put this on Facebook:

While I was taking them to breakfast the interpreters were asking me, very politely, whether I planned to beat my x for 'betraying' me. I tried to explain that is not the way it works in America. I said I would find a new girl, to which they responded that America has lots of women, and I am rich, so I should have 'like 20 girlfriends'. I told them no one can afford 20 American girlfriends. We all laughed. Some chauvinist talk is universal.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 19, 2013 11:09 PM (5UlAL)

319 VA to WVA. Also interesting because that's the new I-74 corridor that HeatherRadish spoke of.

What? There's two I-74s now?

The original goes from Davenport IA to Cincy OH, and about all I can say for the IL portion is "there's less traffic than I-80."

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking heavily at February 19, 2013 11:09 PM (hO8IJ)

320
I-70 is through Kansas
I-80 is through Nebraska
I-90 is through South Dakota
they are all pretty desolate IMO


Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:02 PM (BBWjt)


I enjoyed the views going on 70 west from St. Joe (ok yeah flat with few trees...but my roomie is from Holton and he's got some stories lol) and also on 80 coming back east. But I like flyover country, wouldn't mind living there.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 11:09 PM (/izg2)

321 Oh damn. teej.

did I do that? really? I owe you. Let me bake you a pie. What kind do you like?

Music. Where to start?

I didn't know the back story on Smoke. Thanks for educating me. Lol! Some stupid with a flare gun. The lyrics never made sense. I just blamed it all on their drug riddled brains.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 11:10 PM (0PiQ4)

322 Whatever happened to Randolph Scott, riding the trail alone?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (mIvEV)


Randolph Scott!

Posted by: Citizens of Rock Ridge at February 19, 2013 11:10 PM (Vk2pI)

323 296
I-70 is through Kansas
I-80 is through Nebraska
I-90 is through South Dakota
they are all pretty desolate IMO


Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:02 PM

I-20 through West Texas
I-40 through Oklahoma and the TX Panhandle
I-10 through New Mexico

Posted by: kbdabear at February 19, 2013 11:10 PM (mCvL4)

324 310 posts in


whoaaaaa!


Posted by: Jake in ID at February 19, 2013 11:11 PM (jfSqj)

325

Hmm, some comments go bye-bye?

I've had a couple posts get eaten tonight so far....I've been blaming my craptastic hotel internet. Perhaps there's something else going on?

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 19, 2013 11:11 PM (eyJh9)

326 Can we make fun of ponytailed by bike riders here?

Posted by: wooga at February 19, 2013 09:39 PM (7SwK/)


The male ones who shave their legs... yes.

Posted by: Bicycling Shorts are Evil at February 19, 2013 11:11 PM (Vk2pI)

327 For anyone interested, here is a short video I made riding thru Glenwood Canyon last summer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hfhd37zlUc

GoPro camera mounted on front fender of the motorcycle

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 19, 2013 11:11 PM (8sCoq)

328 29
hi all
why were Marines shooting at Fuji?


Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 09:52 PM (BBWjt)

Because it is there.

Posted by: Bob, Henchman-at-Large at February 19, 2013 11:12 PM (1efte)

329 I made the trip from Gary In to San Diega prolly a dozen times. I always took the southern route. I think it was 44 to 40 to 10 to 8.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 11:12 PM (l86i3)

330 The original goes from Davenport IA to Cincy OH, and about all I can say for the IL portion is "there's less traffic than I-80."



Yeah it's eventually supposed to connect to Myrtle Beach, SC. There's an I-74 corridor that runs through SW Virginia into NC Hwy 52 going SE towards the SC coast. Like we need more fkn Northerners down here....you being the exception that proves the rule of course!

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 11:12 PM (/izg2)

331 Cheesiest theme park in SD is the Flintstones Theme Park in Custer. But my kids had as much fun there as Disney land. No lines and they could climb on anything. Oh and way cheaper.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 11:13 PM (qo244)

332 So far the only reasons I can find to get one is they are cheap and available. In this climate I guess those are the only reasons I need eh. It's either that or a double barreled shotgun if you listen to Parents Magazine.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/a9j67nh

Posted by: Abe's Gun and Pancake Emporium at February 19, 2013 11:13 PM (gkfSV)

333 teej

I'm guessing apple?

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 11:13 PM (0PiQ4)

334 Joe Kennedy is an ass. Hate that fucking Citgo/Citizens commercial. Hate hate hate.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 19, 2013 11:14 PM (jucos)

335 I've driven I-90 from Butte, Mt to Fargo, ND


It was bad ass




Posted by: Jake in ID at February 19, 2013 11:14 PM (jfSqj)

336 Aha.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Interstate_74_map.png

Apparently your car floats down the river between Cincy and I-64.

(I wish I could afford gas. And have weekends off.)

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ drinking heavily at February 19, 2013 11:15 PM (hO8IJ)

337 I looked up the trem 'Pinko' on Websters and who do you know but

"Dr. Paul Ehrlich" has his pic right there.



Posted by: Jake in ID at February 19, 2013 11:15 PM (jfSqj)

338 292
cthulhu, consumed by work, bah
gotta clean my fish tank again, it sucks.
The water keeps turning green. I don't know why.


Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:01 PM (BBWjt)


Just at a guess, it'd be underfiltration -- 'cause then the little unicellular algae don't get strained out. Of course, there's also the question of how much light the tank is getting....and is any of the food hitting the bottom of the tank when you put it in?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 19, 2013 11:15 PM (kaalw)

339 You should be happy Gaia only has a rape whistle and not a gun

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 10:45 PM (qo244)


Now, now, you know I like a good fracking now and then...

Posted by: Gaia at February 19, 2013 11:16 PM (Vk2pI)

340 There use to be a running relay that went from Jasper to Banff. I heard it was the prettiest race, but had the hardest, hilliest legs ever.

Posted by: runningrn at February 19, 2013 11:16 PM (Ag5D2)

341
All this talking bout moving outa the "Bath House Brown" state...
Me? I'm going to ride it out a couple more years only because the central valley and some eastern counties are beginning to rumble and I want to stay around for the fireworks! Sides, those folk have REAL stones, unlike the metro-sexual monica's or the san france sicko's....should be most fun....and maybe a great leason plan for the rest of the country......we shall see....we shall see.

Posted by: Richard at February 19, 2013 11:16 PM (SpEuH)

342
You know where there definitely is not a "no fly zone"?

Barky's ugly mug

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 19, 2013 11:16 PM (Jcd0S)

343 What kind of pie? Hmmm, should I do it? Yeah.

Apple, peaches, pumpkin pi-e-i-i-i-I

You're welcome on smoke otw. Did you listen to Kentucky Woman and Hush?
Check out True North? If not just click on my nic, it'll take ya there. Click on the music tab and bingo.

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 11:16 PM (OqOKd)

344
Apparently your car floats down the river between Cincy and I-64.



My car doesn't float...

Posted by: Ted Kennedy at February 19, 2013 11:17 PM (Ag5D2)

345 Whatever happened to Randolph Scott, riding the trail alone?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2013 10:13 PM (mIvEV)

Randolph Scott!
Posted by: Citizens of Rock Ridge at February 19, 2013 11:10 PM


Randolph Scott, indeed

also Susan, When She Tried

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 11:17 PM (JMmQ9)

346 I thought it was an awesome drive.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet




I'm not disagreeing, it's beautiful country, just saying that it takes an awfully long time to get where you're going if you follow that route.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 11:18 PM (/izg2)

347 My car doesn't float...
Posted by: Ted Kennedy at February 19, 2013 11:17 PM (Ag5D2)
---------------------------------------------------------
A Volkswagon would have made you President.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 19, 2013 11:18 PM (jucos)

348
>>I've driven I-90 from Butte, Mt to Fargo, ND<<

I make that drive that all the time to go Bird Hunting.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 11:18 PM (tt39M)

349 Jones @ 327

The first time I drove through Glenwood Canyon, it was in 1982 and "I-70" was a two lane road that was all torn up (in the process of building the cantilevered freeway now). And in the early summer of 2011, we were driving eastbound through there and the Colorado was so high there were parts of the eastbound lower deck that were closed, so they had east and westbound lanes running on the top deck.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 19, 2013 11:19 PM (Md8Uo)

350 So far the only reasons I can find to get one is they are cheap and available.>>

Are they cheaper than an AK or SKS? If all you need is a lead thrower cause you think they wont ever be available again go the commie way. If all this legislation fails in your neck of the woods get a good AR later when the prices drop.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 11:19 PM (qo244)

351 Morons you are the best. Thanks or the info. I plan on twittering with pics on the trip!

Posted by: mpfs, assault fishstick at February 19, 2013 11:20 PM (TCy/B)

352 Interesting. I checked the FAA website and some aviation forums. Apparently, there is a blanket NOTAM that "strongly advises" aviators to avoid nuke plants that has been in effect since 9/11. There is also a VFR requirement to stay 3000 feet above nuke plants if you're not being vectored or flying on an airway. From what I can tell, a lot of Cessna pilots have loitered around nuke plants and then landed to find the cops waiting for them. The nuke plant guys are under orders to call the cops if someone spends too much time over the plant or flys too low, so the glider guy can thank the Homer Simpsons at the plant for dropping a dime on him.

So yes, nuke plants are not prohibited areas, like Area 51, the White House, the Pentagon, etc... But they pretty much hint that you're looking for trouble if you fly too low or loiter around one (like this glider pilot apparently did).

I'm kind of ambivalent about this kind of thing. True, the FAA can be kind of assholes about some of their flight rules (believe me), but in this case, it seems to be pretty common knowledge in the flying community to just stay away from nuke plants. Same thing with prisons, incidentally, you can get in trouble from busting right over one, as a buddy of mine found out. I guess they don't want some drug lord escaping from the yard when his buddies land in a Jet Ranger to pick him up.

So, yeah, the cops were dicks. Yes, the FAA will probably be dicks too. But trying to play the guardhouse lawyer game when you're a pilot never works, you're expected to be a little smarter and a little more professional than the average citizen. Maybe he'll get to keep his license, with the publicity from the case and all.....

Posted by: Pave Low John at February 19, 2013 11:20 PM (ilDAt)

353
#StillADick would be either an excellent Twitter hash tag or the hook for a flame war thread here. What say you?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 19, 2013 11:20 PM (Jcd0S)

354 U.S. Route 2, aka "The Highline" is a very scenic road to travel, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 11:20 PM (29+x5)

355 I also notice "Dr. Paul Ehrlich" has a real nice Iraqui goat scrotum type beard.



Posted by: Jake in ID at February 19, 2013 11:21 PM (jfSqj)

356 >>>>So basically cyclists are slow, fragile unpredictable vehicles that always have the right of way. And that's guaranteed to bring teh rage in nearly anyone. Oh and then you have the sanctimony.


And in the article, they bring it so hard in the comments. It's like they don't get that the sanctimony is part of what is so enraging about them.

Posted by: taylork at February 19, 2013 11:22 PM (ppNDn)

357
A Volkswagon would have made you President.


Ah, well, I had to settle for being the "Lyin' in the Senate". Sigh!

Posted by: Ted Kennedy at February 19, 2013 11:22 PM (Ag5D2)

358
>>U.S. Route 2, aka "The Highline" is a very scenic road to travel, too.<<

Yep. Watch out for Mule Deer.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 11:23 PM (tt39M)

359 The water keeps turning green. I don't know why.

Algae? Green scum on the glass and decorations.
Too much sunlight and food. You could add a plecostomus sp? or loach. Careful though the "Chinese Algae Eaters" stores sell are actually Chinese vampire on your other fish while they sleep.
There are copper chemicals for Algae control but they kill snails.

Posted by: DaveA at February 19, 2013 11:23 PM (rH3mu)

360 the Colorado was so high



Still is, thanks to our new laws. Puff puff pass yo.

Posted by: Colorado Lib at February 19, 2013 11:23 PM (/izg2)

361 I guessed apple first, teej. That's what you're getting.

More on music.

I'm an idiot. I know Hush but didnt know it was DP. The only radio I listen to is while behind the wheel. All my stations are set to to classic rock and talk radio. I have heard that song a handful of times but always after the intro by the dj. It is really a wonderful song.

Things I didn't know about DP: they're Brits?

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 11:24 PM (0PiQ4)

362 I make that drive that all the time to go Bird Hunting.
Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 11:18 PM (tt39M)


I think it is a nice drive, the scenery changes every 100 or 200 miles, nice road.

Posted by: Jake in ID at February 19, 2013 11:24 PM (jfSqj)

363 Here in SF last week, a 40ish lady on a bicycle was run over by a cement truck.

She had the right of way.

Or, so she thought.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2013 11:25 PM (7zvJ4)

364 That guy with the glider?

No fly zones/corridors come with various altitude ranges and such. What may be no-fly at 800AGL is OK at 20kAGL

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 19, 2013 11:26 PM (1rU+d)

365
U.S. Route 2, aka "The Highline" is a very scenic road to travel, too.<<


The portion of Highway 2 that I've been on out in WA is beautiful. You go over the Cascades (where incidentally, we have encountered bicyclists riding over the pass!). It goes right through Leavenworth, a little touristy, German town. Very pretty out there.

Posted by: Ted Kennedy at February 19, 2013 11:27 PM (Ag5D2)

366 Ack! Dumb, drunk sock!

Posted by: runningrn at February 19, 2013 11:28 PM (Ag5D2)

367 cthulhu, consumed by work, bah
gotta clean my fish tank again, it sucks.
The water keeps turning green. I don't know why.>>

Take the water out and put the fish on sticks. Or get a decent charcoal filter system.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 11:28 PM (qo244)

368 I've got bad news: Paul Ehrlich is considered to be a thought leader.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 19, 2013 11:28 PM (BuSM8)

369 G' night kids.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at February 19, 2013 11:28 PM (l86i3)

370 Brits? Yes.
Are you reading my posts? And it takes me a while to get them typed on this phone.

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 11:28 PM (OqOKd)

371 > in the early summer of 2011, we were driving eastbound through there
and the Colorado was so high there were parts of the eastbound lower
deck that were closed,

no chance of that this year- snow totals are a little low this winter

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 19, 2013 11:28 PM (8sCoq)

372 That drive was awesome when you could do the Montana section at 115!

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 11:28 PM (tt39M)

373
I've driven I-90 from Butte, Mt to Fargo, ND


huhuh you said "butte" huhuhuhuhuh

Posted by: Beavis at February 19, 2013 11:28 PM (BBWjt)

374 A Volkswagon would have made you President.

That DDB ad campaign for the old air cooled VW's was fucking genius. The newer stuff...not so much.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 19, 2013 11:29 PM (1rU+d)

375
Here in SF last week, a 40ish lady on a bicycle was run over by a cement truck.

She had the right of way.

Or, so she thought


As a runner, I never assume I have the right of way. Respect the tonnage or be flattened. Going all Rachel Corrie is not my preferred way to die.

Posted by: runningrn at February 19, 2013 11:29 PM (Ag5D2)

376
I'm heading out to Oakland in ten days' time to assist our daughter's exodus from the Failed State of Alta California.

We've decided on taking a southern route back to The State That Cannot Be Named with overnight stops in the vicinities of Flagstaff, Oklahoma City and Indianapolis.

Now, if only her kitteh doesn't give us fits...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 19, 2013 11:30 PM (Jcd0S)

377 "But my kids had as much fun there as Disney land. No lines and they could climb on anything. Oh and way cheaper.
Posted by: Buzzsaw "

When I went to Disneyworld, the lines were so long that you could only do a very limited number of things. Waste of time.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 19, 2013 11:30 PM (9H+iJ)

378 And apples, peaches, pumpkin pie is from an old song.
I like apple just fine. Next day air?

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 11:31 PM (OqOKd)

379 Take the water out and put the fish on sticks. Or get a decent charcoal filter system.

I do think the problem may be related to my filter, but I replaced the filters too and it still has the same issue. I have the carbon filters and everything.

maybe I'm not putting them in right? I don't know.

Posted by: Beavis at February 19, 2013 11:31 PM (BBWjt)

380 The first time I drove through Glenwood Canyon

I just realized that I stayed overnight just a few miles west of there in Rifle. Wish I had more time to explore my surroundings back then, will definitely do so the next time I do the cross country tour. The more you know.....

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 11:31 PM (/izg2)

381 oops sock/off

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:32 PM (BBWjt)

382 Here in SF last week, a 40ish lady on a bicycle was run over by a cement truck.

She had the right of way.

Or, so she thought



she may have had the right of way but still dead,


right of way, smite of way, let the biggest fucker through

Posted by: Jake in ID at February 19, 2013 11:32 PM (jfSqj)

383 NC Ref, if you're rookie is from Holton, the keyboard player at my nic is from there.

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 11:33 PM (OqOKd)

384 Chlorine seems to keep the pool clear. If that helps.

Posted by: nip at February 19, 2013 11:33 PM (11Tdq)

385 well, chlorine is also bad for the fishies

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:34 PM (BBWjt)

386 One issue at a time.

Posted by: nip at February 19, 2013 11:34 PM (11Tdq)

387
Here in SF last week, a 40ish lady on a bicycle was run over by a cement truck.

She had the right of way.


Did she get a tag on her toe to that effect?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 19, 2013 11:35 PM (IDSI7)

388 Yeah, I hear you. Kind of like "Hey, you can't hit me, I'm in a crosswalk!"


Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2013 11:35 PM (7zvJ4)

389 Paul Ehrlich is the Dick Morris of ecological forecasting.

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at February 19, 2013 11:35 PM (AjbNq)

390 once I get my new car, I think I will go on another cross-country trip

but, no new car for a little while now

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:35 PM (BBWjt)

391 Pudgy middle aged cyclists with pony tails gets me all wet.


I hate not having an internal monologue.

Posted by: Kilgore Trout at February 19, 2013 11:35 PM (sqp6o)

392
301 I agree that the Corn Palace in Mitchell SD is the biggest tourist trap in the US. I remember looking forward to going there as a kid. What a let down.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 19, 2013 11:03 PM (jucos)


It out traps South of the Border in Dillon, SC?

That must be one badass place.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 19, 2013 11:35 PM (Jcd0S)

393 Right of weight carries the day.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2013 11:35 PM (29+x5)

394 rookie = roomie

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 11:36 PM (OqOKd)

395 Teej I'll ask him if he's heard you guys play...he's a former cop and football coach so he gets around IYKWIM lol. Wants to run the Barta Bone if that means anything.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 11:37 PM (/izg2)

396 >>I've driven I-90 from Butte, Mt to Fargo, ND<<

I make that drive that all the time to go Bird Hunting.



You gentlemen ever veer off on to I-94?

Posted by: fluffy, pedantic dick at February 19, 2013 11:37 PM (z9HTb)

397 teej, I'm enjoying your music.

Thanks for sharing the link.

*back to lurking*

Posted by: Mindy at February 19, 2013 11:38 PM (gBOQE)

398 teej

On this thread, I think I am caught up with you. On my phone too.

Okay, I have a lot to say about Space Truckin. MY NEW FAVORITE SONG! Thank you for giving it to me.

I listened to it via YouTube, a 10 min. version live. It gave me the vapors, really Zeppelinesque. The lead can wail like Plant.

Outstanding live show. One of the guitarists kept throwing his guitar up way high over his head and catching it, never missing a beat the whole time. The keyboardist played while pushing the keyboard nearly down to the ground. When they walked off stage, the bongo player just pushed them over. All really, really good.
Exit question: can you play this?

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 11:38 PM (0PiQ4)

399
>>You gentlemen ever veer off on to I-94?<<


If you are headed to Fargo, that's the way you go...if you are heading to Hettinger, you exit at Miles City and take the State Routes into NoDak.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 11:40 PM (tt39M)

400 I expected to (probabily) hate the RS cover of Route 66. but it's quite good. A straight up cover of the original

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2013 11:07 PM

There's a much better version of Route 66, from "December's Children" and an earlier EP, that is live. It's a bit faster with some great guitar work. It's nowhere to found to link to (only other live versions that are weaker than the studio take). Anyway, here's "King Bee", from the same LP as R66(studio).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTHuPOqLM-s

Posted by: otho at February 19, 2013 11:40 PM (yBF/9)

401
Jose Canseco - the "real" one (i.e. hopped up on steroids one, not our now-seldom-seen free verser) - is now pitching a testosterone supplement on cable TV.

Born to do it, baby!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at February 19, 2013 11:40 PM (Jcd0S)

402 As a runner, cyclists are my natural born enemy. Catching them going uphill brings me joy.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 19, 2013 11:40 PM (NzBQO)

403 Here in SF last week, a 40ish lady on a bicycle was run over by a cement truck.
She had the right of way.>>

There is a newish law here where pedestrians have the right ow way always. That's nice but I drive lots of roads where there is very little foot traffic. So I drive through these crosswalks every day and see no one. I get used to that and now I fear that some dumb ass will step out because the law says he has the right of way. The more they keep pushing this pedestrian right of way shit the more Pedestrians that will die. I was brought up if you don't make eye contact never cross in front of a car/truck. These kids are being taught it's their right to walk into your path.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 11:40 PM (qo244)

404
Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 11:38 PM (0PiQ4)

That guitarist is Ritchie Blackmore.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2013 11:41 PM (tt39M)

405


I just realized that I stayed overnight just a few miles west of there in Rifle.

I used to visit friends that lived in Rifle. Fantastic place....back then....great for fishing, hunting, hiking, fossils. These days it's being taken over by the slightlyless afluent hollywood hippy types that can't afford to live any further east....but they're bound and determined to fuck it up for everyone but them.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 19, 2013 11:42 PM (eyJh9)

406 "These kids are being taught it's their right to walk into your path."

Yep. The morgues are full of these self assured idiots.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2013 11:43 PM (7zvJ4)

407 Thankx garrett

Ima DP newbie. Before my time.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 11:43 PM (0PiQ4)

408 Paul Ehrlich is the Dick Morris of ecological forecasting.

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at February 19, 2013 11:35 PM (AjbNq)/i]

Ehrlich likes to suck on Gaia's toes?

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 19, 2013 11:43 PM (Vk2pI)

409 The Bart's Bone. Hmmm, the name Dick Bart's rings a bell but I'm not sure which school.
And I'm not in that band. Got to sit in one night when the drummer was sick. Dropped 5 songs on me I'd never heard before. Played em each once earlier that afternoon.
I played with the front man for four years back in the 90's.
He's still as fine a friend as a man could hope to have.

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 11:43 PM (dxLXf)

410 We have 'Capital Bikeshare.' imagine city traffic with a shitload of tourists on bikes not knowing where they're going or what the rules are.

This is why it takes me 20 minutes to go about a mile in the city and then -20 minutes to go 23 miles on the highway.

Posted by: RWC at February 19, 2013 11:43 PM (sqp6o)

411
There is a newish law here where pedestrians have the right ow way always.

That's always been the case in California, where once upon a time a pedestrian stepping off a curb into a crosswalk would stop traffic in both directions.

But now that scum from the Northeast (BIRM) have infested the place for decades, you're definitely taking your life in your hands crossing the street at any point, crosswalks notwithstanding.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 19, 2013 11:43 PM (IDSI7)

412 okay, good night all
all you runners and cyclists out there, be safe
ESPECIALLY runningrn!

Posted by: chemjeff at February 19, 2013 11:44 PM (BBWjt)

413 Here's another self-produced video of me riding my motorcycle out west- includes Arches, Capitol Reef, and Zion Nat'l Parks

music by Norman Greenbaum

you even get to see ol' Jones in Co hisself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaltFBLm9ds

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 19, 2013 11:45 PM (8sCoq)

414 "These kids are being taught it's their right to walk into your path."

Yep. The morgues are full of these self assured idiots.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2013 11:43 PM (7zvJ4)


70 points each...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2x7gHxQYYE

Posted by: Mr. President at February 19, 2013 11:46 PM (Vk2pI)

415 Wow, you'd think that after forty years of Paul Ehrlich being wrong about what is going to happen to the Earth, someone in the liberal media would notice that he's always WRONG.

It's almost like they don't give a shit about the truth as long as their own political agenda is promoted, or something. On that note, I was flipping through the channels and accidentally came upon Perky Katie Couric on whatever boring, useless show she was given. It was so bad I can't even remember what she was talking about. She makes Oprah look good.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 19, 2013 11:47 PM (9H+iJ)

416 "I would have liked to have stopped and seen the "Amazing Corn Palace" and the world's biggest frying pan, but sister didn't want to stop. We did go to Wall Drugs after seein a gazillion signs for it (a bitter disappointment), and we stopped at Mt. Rushmore (sadly, being October, the caverns in SD were closed)."

If you're stuck driving across South Dakota try for the Music Museum in Vermillion. (It's probably called the Music Museum.) It's well worth a short side trip.

Posted by: Synova at February 19, 2013 11:47 PM (7/PU+)

417 Teej I just listened to some of your samples. I like!!! Nice work.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 11:47 PM (/izg2)

418 Great Moments in Failed Predictions

Black lights are back, baby!

--Andy Warhol'nt

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at February 19, 2013 11:48 PM (JQuNB)

419 Californians don't stop for pedestrians, also we have an aging population who aren't the quickest behind the wheel. I've noticed people in Colorado and Oregon will stop on a dime.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 19, 2013 11:48 PM (NzBQO)

420 For anyone interested, here is a short video I made riding thru Glenwood Canyon last summer
Jones, thanks for that video! I need to get up and see the family up there, but I'll probably wait until Spring rolls around first.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 19, 2013 11:49 PM (PQgoW)

421 teej

I'm all sleepy. Your pie has a few more minutes. Can I spoonfeed it to you in the morning?

I owe you a world of thanks. Blowing a kiss on the cheek your way.

Posted by: L, elle at February 19, 2013 11:49 PM (0PiQ4)

422 Muslim Accused of Beheading 2 Christians in U.S.

http://tinyurl.com/aefv2d6

Nothing to see here, move along....

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 19, 2013 11:50 PM (BVkEs)

423 I do think the problem may be related to my filter, but I replaced the
filters too and it still has the same issue. I have the carbon filters
and everything.>>

I've never had this problem but it may be the water you fill the tank with is infested with more algae than any I used. Totally disinfect the tank and use City water and the anti chlorine drops. Or a UV light and a goldfish bowl for your fish when You have it on to kill the algae.

Oh and boil everything you ant to reuse from the tank that can take it during the disinfecting stage.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 11:50 PM (qo244)

424 I-94... dinosaur museums at Boseman, MT and Dickenson, ND.

I-40... Dinosaur museum at Tucumcari, NM.

I-80... Marble Museum (some fellow's personal collection) just North of the freeway at York, NE. Had added imported blown glass and a smattering of antiques last time I was through.

Posted by: Synova at February 19, 2013 11:52 PM (7/PU+)

425
There is a newish law here where pedestrians
have the right ow way always. That's nice but I drive lots of roads
where there is very little foot traffic. So I drive through these
crosswalks every day and see no one. I get used to that and now I fear
that some dumb ass will step out because the law says he has the right
of way. The more they keep pushing this pedestrian right of way shit the
more Pedestrians that will die. I was brought up if you don't make eye
contact never cross in front of a car/truck. These kids are being taught
it's their right to walk into your path.


Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 11:40 PM (qo244)

In our neighborhood we have a little old lady who is the widow of a local judge, and nothing has the right of way over her. Stop signs, red lights, none of those pertain to her. Her 1980's Buick Roadmaster station wagon sails right through stop signs, and I can probably bet her brake lights have never had to be replaced because they never get used. One day she will hit some kid, and nothing will be done.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 19, 2013 11:52 PM (Zd/NW)

426

You know...back when I still lived in the puke-hole known as California, the libs were all up in arms about gun ranges selling targets that looked like Osama Bin Laidtorest. They outlawed them. Now our very own DHS is purchasing paper targets of pregnant women and school girls.

I could probably make a mint marketing a line of paper targets depicting SWAT members, FBI agents, and various federal LE officers. I wonder how long it would take before I was tossed into prison for doing so.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 19, 2013 11:52 PM (eyJh9)

427 I need help.


I have a problem.


I've been arguing on Youtube for about a day and a half. I think I've stopped, but I can't be sure.


Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 19, 2013 11:53 PM (yCvxi)

428 "Exit question: can you play this?"
ROFLMFAO

Sweetheart, that's awfully kind of you, but no. First off, I'm a drummer who plays a little guitar but don't consider myself a guitar player.
Second, if I could play like that I wouldn't be here, out of work for five months and going yo have to sell my house probably.
I'm glad you're enjoying the music.
Another song for ya, "Space Cowboy" by Steve Miller. Look it up. It's not the one that starts "Some people call me the space cowboy" like a lot of folks think.
Also check out a band called Montrose and their album by the same name.

Posted by: teej at February 19, 2013 11:53 PM (tF9LY)

429 You can step in to a crosswalk whenever you like, but if there is a cement truck making the turn, you are toast. It's called physics. Physics don't give a fuck about your stupid human laws.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2013 11:53 PM (7zvJ4)

430 You gentlemen ever veer off on to I-94?
Posted by: fluffy, pedantic dick at February 19, 2013 11:37 PM (z9HTb)



whupps, take 94 to Fargo



my bad

Posted by: Jake in ID at February 19, 2013 11:53 PM (jfSqj)

431 Re rights of way:

In my state, and probably in all others, sailboats always have the right of way over powered watercraft.

That's as it should be, but someone should remind sailboaters not to fuck with barges. Barges do not yield the right of way.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at February 19, 2013 11:54 PM (JQuNB)

432 Posted by: Craig Poe at February 19, 2013 11:50 PM (BVkEs)

That damn 'workplace violence.'


I propose a 'Decapitation Free Zone.'

Posted by: RWC at February 19, 2013 11:54 PM (sqp6o)

433 415 Wow, you'd think that after forty years of Paul Ehrlich being wrong about what is going to happen to the Earth, someone in the liberal media would notice that he's always WRONG.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 19, 2013 11:47 PM (9H+iJ)


Nothing could concern them less, that's why they lie so easily.

In fact, they're confused and amused when we respond with lists of facts or charts or quotes, none of that means anything to them.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 19, 2013 11:55 PM (bxiXv)

434
The Bart's Bone.



Actually that's a HS football offense, not a band. But I dig True North's music and if you're a football fan Coach Barta is the man in KS.

http://tinyurl.com/a2blypl

Posted by: NC Ref at February 19, 2013 11:55 PM (/izg2)

435
"well, chlorine is also bad for the fishies"


So is salt. According to the former Mayor of Seattle. We didn't use salt on our roads the last huge snowstorm because of teh salmon. Yes, so stupid, I can't even make this up.

Good night, Chemmy!

Posted by: runningrn at February 19, 2013 11:56 PM (Ag5D2)

436

I've been arguing on Youtube for about a day and a half. I think I've stopped, but I can't be sure.

You can't quit me. And look....another idiot is spouting off....sic em!

Posted by: Youtube at February 19, 2013 11:57 PM (eyJh9)

437 I think Lance Armstrong has ruined recreational biking for most people. I call them "spandex boys" and we definitely have them out here. Having said that, I think Portland had a good idea on bikes. They made bike corridors to route traffic through part of the city and they encouraged neighborhoods to have most of the places you would shop within about a twenty minute bike ride. Those areas have a nice feel. Lots of folks walking and riding in the neighborhoods. I find it easier to drive through the bikes in Portland than the idiots out on the road by our place at the river.

And, yeah! Golden retrievers!! I'll have another one some day. And in the good news section, I have a new prescription for codeine cough syrup, my CT scan of my lungs was clean and I may recover from pneumonia eventually. At least I'll sleep well tonight.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 19, 2013 11:57 PM (Lqy/e)

438
Since over-population is a problem according to Erlich, why does he linger here, old as he is, taking up space? What a selfish bastard.

Posted by: no name at February 19, 2013 11:59 PM (Q2wni)

439 That's as it should be, but someone should remind sailboaters not to fuck with barges. Barges do not yield the right of way.>>

Or more importantly a Barge doesn't handle like a Porsche. Much like with radiation safety the most important parts are time, distance and shielding.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2013 11:59 PM (qo244)

440
As a runner, cyclists are my natural born enemy. Catching them going uphill brings me joy.



Ha! This! I hate the hordes of biking masses that ride6 abreast and give you a dirty look for having the temerity to be on the trail. How dare you. I also hate the stealth bikers that go whizzing by without so much as a "On your left" or a tinkle of the bell.

On one of my favorite trail runs, there were 4 of us who passed a jerk on a mountain bike who had been running us down earlier on the down hills. We made him eat our dust on the giant hills up. Gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:00 AM (Ag5D2)

441 WTF, I'm watching a show on bacon and a medication for "vulvar discomfort". Can I please just watch some porn without seeing something about scamper?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 20, 2013 12:00 AM (Zd/NW)

442
Since over-population is a problem according to Erlich, why does he linger here, old as he is, taking up space? What a selfish bastard



Yeah, he, Al Gore, and all those other eco-jerks can start offing themselves first. It's the least sacrifice they canmake for the planet they worship so much.

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:01 AM (Ag5D2)

443
>>I think Lance Armstrong has ruined recreational biking for most people.<<

Nah. Cycling has been growing for years even though viewership of Cycling Events has dwindled. He'll have little to no impact.

Posted by: garrett at February 20, 2013 12:01 AM (tt39M)

444 Moorehead (across the river from Fargo) has a museum with a replica Viking ship in it, and other tributes to dirty Scandis... if you can figure out how to get there from from freeway, which you can't, so it's best not to bother.

Posted by: Synova at February 20, 2013 12:01 AM (7/PU+)

445 That's as it should be, but someone should remind sailboaters not to fuck with barges. Barges do not yield the right of way.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at February 19, 2013 11:54 PM

Barges? We don't have to move for no steekeeng barges!

Posted by: Alfonso Bedoya at February 20, 2013 12:01 AM (mCvL4)

446 Great, now I'll have to redo that post in the future.

NC Ref, did you catch I'm not in that band.
Playing with the front man again a little in a three piece though.
And yeah, my boys are pretty good. Band Perry asked for em to open a year or so ago in St Joe. Kinda cool helpin em set up, looking out from the stage and seeing 20K+ people.
Till they screamed. Literally hurt my ears, and I was artillery.

Posted by: teej at February 20, 2013 12:01 AM (tWBKX)

447 Posted by: Youtube at February 19, 2013 11:57 PM (eyJh9)


There must be something in the DSM V or whatever number they're up to now that describes the absurd condition of feeling compelled to argue with people who have no intent on arguing reasonably. Especially on fucking youtube.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 20, 2013 12:02 AM (yCvxi)

448
Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:00 AM (Ag5D2)

Never been passed by a trail runner. That'd be tough on the psyche.

Posted by: garrett at February 20, 2013 12:02 AM (tt39M)

449
Never been passed by a trail runner. That'd be tough on the psyche


If I didn't pass him, I would have to hang up my trail shoes. Dude was walking his bike up the giant hill. Heh! It was great. He got passed by a fat guy, my husband, an old guy and a girl. Heh!

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:05 AM (Ag5D2)

450 OK, I'm out

you haven't heard Space Truckin' until you hear me play it...on a harmonica; although it's been years decades since I last attempted the task

tomorrow night, mi amigos

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 20, 2013 12:05 AM (JMmQ9)

451 I have been known to take my time behind a cute trail runner, before overtaking...just to enjoy the view and all.

Posted by: garrett at February 20, 2013 12:05 AM (tt39M)

452 "He got passed by a fat guy, my husband, an old guy and a girl. Heh!"


Was that two people that passed him?

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 20, 2013 12:06 AM (yCvxi)

453 NC Ref, did you catch I'm not in that band.



Yep I sure did. Would love to hear some of your stuff too.

Posted by: NC Ref at February 20, 2013 12:06 AM (/izg2)

454 Leave to Joe "Boom Boom" Biden to throw in his 2 cents;

Joe Biden really loves shotguns

http://tinyurl.com/bkuk9v2

“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun,” Biden said during the town hall, which was hosted by Parents magazine. “You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use and, in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.”



Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2013 12:06 AM (mCvL4)

455 Oh and on a different run, the fat guy beat a horse up a hill. My friend who has a big pot belly is an amazing runner. He said he wants to get a shirt and wear it to races that says on the back "I may be fat but I'm ahead of you!"

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:07 AM (Ag5D2)

456 Yeah NC. My phone bit me on that post. Dick Barta. Trying to remember where he coaches. I want to say maybe Hayden High. Don't think it's Silver Lake but they win big every year too. That's where Lon Kruger went and I think a Kruger has played QB every year since._

Posted by: teej at February 20, 2013 12:07 AM (2pw4s)

457 Watching TFG snippets on Fox. This fucker actually is looking ( as in looking, not acting) like a puppet. Jarrett has her hand up his ass rotating his head.

Posted by: RWC at February 20, 2013 12:08 AM (sqp6o)

458
“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun,” Biden said during the town hall, which was hosted by Parents magazine. “You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use and, in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.”



How many bullets does a shotgun hold? Would more than one bullet be considered a high capacity magazine? What if that shotgun had a pistol grip or some kind of leather strap on it. Would it be considered an assault weapon? Inquiring minds want to know!

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:08 AM (Ag5D2)

459 teej

You dear, sweet man. I hope things turnaround for you.

Don't eat breakfast tomorrow. You're having apple pie a la mode with your coffee.

I will look into Space Cowboy. The version that I associate with that song is only good if you're drunk or high.

I'm out . Goodnight. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: L, elle at February 20, 2013 12:08 AM (0PiQ4)

460 I spent a week in a pup tent in the rain watching our artillery blasting Japan's sacred mountain.

Posted by: Ohio Dan at February 20, 2013 12:09 AM (JKNDp)

461
Was that two people that passed him?


Ha! 4. My hubby's not fat or old (well in comparison to the other guys we were running with!) No really, he's not.

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:10 AM (Ag5D2)

462 The foothills outside of Boise have some great trail runs/bikes.

Wide open go fast trails on a bike, but runners will kick bikers ass on some of the longer uphills

Posted by: Jake in ID at February 20, 2013 12:10 AM (jfSqj)

463 Speaking of S.F. and asshole bike riders, last year some asshole (and that's a compliment) was blazing down Castro street (north of Market, there's a fairly steep hill you can really get some wind) and ran a red going 35mph, if not close to 40, and realized that because the intersection is so big, by the time he got across he would plow into the pedestrians who had started to cross. So he did just that and killed an elderly man. He had some online posts joking about it and eulogizing his bike. Look up "Chris Bucchere". Disgusting. If he killed my father, I'd break his legs so he never rides again.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2013 12:11 AM (8x7vF)

464 Moorehead (across the river from Fargo)>>

You know how Fargo And Moorhead were named? One guy was standing on the ND side of the river pissing and another guy was standing on the MN side pissing. The ND guys reached almost across the river. and the MN guys piss stream just made a foam. So the cities were named Fargo and Moorhead.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 20, 2013 12:12 AM (qo244)

465 Wide open go fast trails on a bike

My brother isn't too happy with the asshole mountain bikers on the trails up there.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:12 AM (D0Lx2)

466
Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2013 12:11 AM (8x7vF)

I remember that. It was an elderly Asian man. He was with his wife too. She was there to watch her husband die. Awful.

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:13 AM (Ag5D2)

467
"According to Flying, 'Local law enforcement cannot, for the record,
order any pilot of an airplane in flight to do anything.' What the
magazine meant, alas, is that local law enforcement agencies may not so
order a pilot. That they can do was demonstrated by the unhappy case of
Mr. Fleming on that otherwise pleasant summer day."

In Prussia under Friedrich the Great, there was a special parallel court system whose only job was to hear cases by ordinary citizens who felt they had been abused by government officials.

Those courts apparently ruled against the officials quite frequently. Enforcing their court edicts and punishments with Prussian severity.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 20, 2013 12:13 AM (gqT4g)

468 targets that looked like Osama Bin Laidtorest. They outlawed them.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 19, 2013 11:52 PM (eyJh9)


I actually stopped to look this up. Of course, no sign that it ever happened.

There are a fuckload of rumors about gun issues, and this is one of them.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:14 AM (bxiXv)

469 Ah, were getting snow and rain here in socal. Winter storm Q, I guess if it's mild it doesn't deserve a full name.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 20, 2013 12:15 AM (NzBQO)

470 I also recall that incident, SFGoth.
I go by that intersection a couple times a month.
Vehicular homicide. Or so it should have been. I don't recall the outcome of the trial. But I think the cyclist ended up doing some time.

Posted by: navybrat at February 20, 2013 12:15 AM (7zvJ4)

471 '455 Oh and on a different run, the fat guy beat a horse up a hill. My friend who has a big pot belly is an amazing runner. He said he wants to get a shirt and wear it to races that says on the back "I may be fat but I'm ahead of you!"
Posted by: runningrn'

For years there have been studies that being over-weight isn't nearly as bad for your health as we are constantly being told. As a matter of fact, over-weight people are often healthier than people who are constantly dieting.

It's really obese people who have the health problems.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2013 12:16 AM (9H+iJ)

472 “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun,” Biden said during the town hall, which was hosted by Parents magazine. “You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use and, in fact, you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.”



Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2013 12:06 AM (mCvL4)


Joe Biden could not pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were on the heal.



Yep, the 10th mountain Division gave up their AR15 based weapon systems for double barreled Shotguns.

They had to borrow ones from Jethro, Jed, and Ellie Mae.......


Posted by: Jake in ID at February 20, 2013 12:17 AM (jfSqj)

473 Roger Barta, coached at Smith Center HS, KS. Multiple state titles. My roomie played then coached his O a few years back. We're looking to bring the Barta Bone to a school here in NC. And win, baby.

I'll track down chemjeff for some links to your tunes. Gotta crash out and work tomorrow.

Later y'all! Sweet dreams!

Posted by: NC Ref at February 20, 2013 12:17 AM (/izg2)

474 There are a fuckload of rumors about gun issues, and this is one of them.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:14 AM (bxiXv)

I believe theynstill sell the Obama, err, I mean 'Rocky' reactive target.

Posted by: RWC at February 20, 2013 12:17 AM (sqp6o)

475 Well, you can listen to the drums on those cd's and pretend it's me. I can do everything you're hearing. My 'style" is a bit different than Keith's though. I tend to lay back more that he does so the songs focus is, to me, more where it belongs. Up front. He is a better drummer than I am when it comes to the fancy stick work.
If Gary (the True North front man), Steve and I ever record anything you can bet I'll link it for ya.
Time for bed.
Love each other fellow babies.

Posted by: teej at February 20, 2013 12:17 AM (EWy0D)

476 Especially on fucking youtube.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 20, 2013 12:02 AM (yCvxi)


YouTube has consistently the worst commenters on the internet, right under local news sites.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:19 AM (bxiXv)

477
Ah, were getting snow and rain here in socal. Winter storm Q



Is Al Gore in town?

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:21 AM (Ag5D2)

478 I used to be on the Cross Country ski team in high school and did fairly well (top 3 of my team). but I hate running. Just something about it I can't take.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 20, 2013 12:21 AM (qo244)

479 Went to Selfridge ANGB here in Mich today. Bought a Glock 27 for my new pocket pistol. No waiting period and no sales tax. They just started selling firearms on the 7th and they're doing one hell of a business. That Obama is one outstanding gun salesman.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 20, 2013 12:23 AM (QnRSM)

480 Night Teej!

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:23 AM (Ag5D2)

481 Is Al Gore in town?

I wish manbearpig was real, and would eat al. Hey, a girl can dream.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:23 AM (D0Lx2)

482 There must be something in the DSM V or whatever number they're up to now that describes the absurd condition of feeling compelled to argue with people who have no intent on arguing reasonably. Especially on fucking youtube.

Maybe we need a new definition of argumentum ad adserdum. Then we could have a new mental disorder: AADOCD.

AAOCD can be defined as an obsessive/compulsive disorder in which one is compelled to argue with others who are absolutely, ridiculously, bat-shit, eat-the-tires-off-my-motorhome insane,

But in keeping with the DSM scheme, we'd have to specify that the compulsion to engage these people occurs something like "once or more every three or more weeks."

I cannot be challenged on this. I'm a mental health professional.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at February 20, 2013 12:24 AM (JQuNB)

483 If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun,” Biden said during the town hall,

You know what my answer to that is? Joe, get with the fuckin' program. You're not God, you're not the Emperor, you're a public servant. Get your fucking head on right and stop ordering people around. Being the most famous ignorant idiot in the country five years running does not qualify you to do anything.

Also, people who recommend a double-barrel shotgun for home defense are fucking idiots. FUCKING IDIOTS.

It's not harder to aim an AR-15, and you have more than two shots before you have to reload.

Biden is such a fucking cartoon character.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:24 AM (bxiXv)

484
That Obama is one outstanding gun salesman


Reverse Midas!

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:24 AM (Ag5D2)

485 Speaking of S.F. and asshole bike riders, last year some asshole (and that's a compliment) was blazing down Castro street (north of Market, there's a fairly steep hill you can really get some wind) and ran a red going 35mph, if not close to 40, and realized that because the intersection is so big, by the time he got across he would plow into the pedestrians who had started to cross. So he did just that and killed an elderly man. He had some online posts joking about it and eulogizing his bike. Look up "Chris Bucchere". Disgusting. If he killed my father, I'd break his legs so he never rides again.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 20, 2013 12:11 AM (8x7vF)




this! is why road bikers ar 99% assholes


Posted by: Jake in ID at February 20, 2013 12:25 AM (jfSqj)

486 For years there have been studies that being
over-weight isn't nearly as bad for your health as we are constantly
being told. As a matter of fact, over-weight people are often healthier
than people who are constantly dieting.



It's really obese people who have the health problems.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 20, 2013 12:16 AM (9H+iJ)

On a little different tangent. I'm glad female runners are looking healthier. When I was running cross country in high school and college, eating disorders were all to common. Many girls were super skinny and they were starving themselves to death. Now they look healthy and strong, odds are they are getting faster.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 20, 2013 12:25 AM (NzBQO)

487
Biden is such a fucking cartoon character.


Just one heartbeat away....

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:25 AM (Ag5D2)

488 Heh, typing on an old P233MMX I'm setting up as an emergencybackup machine. Slow it is.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 20, 2013 12:25 AM (XEn8e)

489 My brother isn't too happy with the asshole mountain bikers on the trails up there.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:12 AM (D0Lx2)


in Boise?

Posted by: Jake in ID at February 20, 2013 12:27 AM (jfSqj)

490
On a little different tangent. I'm glad female runners are looking healthier. When I was running cross country in high school and college, eating disorders were all to common. Many girls were super skinny and they were starving themselves to death. Now they look healthy and strong, odds are they are getting faster.


Sadly, there are still a lot of runners that have eating disorders. I am always amazed by that. So many girls I know who are really good runners are obsessed with their weight and have really unhealthy attitudes towards food. One woman I know brings a scale (yes, a bathroom scale!) to every out of town race she does. She puts it in her luggage and has flown with it and driven with it.It's really sad.

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:27 AM (Ag5D2)

491 My slowest machine is a P300 Vaio laptop.

I tell a lie, my slowest machine is the Kaypro, it's like 10MHz. But it's not truly internet capable...

I thought about it, even my phone and Axim are faster than the Vaio.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:27 AM (bxiXv)

492 Biden couldn't find his ass with both hands, and his tooth brush probably smells like shit.

Posted by: Berserker at February 20, 2013 12:28 AM (FMbng)

493
Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 20, 2013 12:25 AM (NzBQO)


So Adam, are you training for anything right now? Any races coming up?

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:28 AM (Ag5D2)

494 in Boise?

Yep

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:29 AM (D0Lx2)

495
Biden couldn't find his ass with both hands, and his tooth brush probably smells like shit.


That's really not his fault. Dr. Jill likes a really, really clean toilet.

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:30 AM (Ag5D2)

496 How are things going, bebe?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:30 AM (bxiXv)

497 Morning morning to you all. Almost done with OSP's 'Amy Lynn'. Get it morons, it rocks.

Posted by: zeera at February 20, 2013 12:30 AM (Lv9bM)

498 Maybe I can sell clock faces and twin bells to hide 75 round AK drums in plain sight when they come for our stuff.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/MAG-0421#

The entrepreneurial spirit.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 20, 2013 12:30 AM (qo244)

499 So Adam, are you training for anything right now? Any races coming up?

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:28 AM (Ag5D2)

Boston marathon, hopefully it won't be 90 degrees again.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 20, 2013 12:30 AM (NzBQO)

500 Posted by: Berserker

Dude! Where you been? Now if we could only get the rest of the late shift back like Gushie and Ms Tammy and Robert

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:31 AM (D0Lx2)

501 What didI do to get banned ?

Posted by: seamrog at February 20, 2013 12:32 AM (zUZZh)

502 Never mind, oops.

Posted by: seamrog at February 20, 2013 12:33 AM (zUZZh)

503 Speaking of bad predictions, according to AlGore, we were supposed to be under water since 2008.

By the way. Since the Penn State scientists' fallacious "studies" were used in congressional debates that have resulted in numerous congressional stupidities, does that make those guys guilty of perjury?

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 20, 2013 12:33 AM (SkyIE)

504 How are things going, bebe?

Been better. Looking like I'm going to get forced out of the house, in violation of my parents wishes. "you should go buy a condo with your share, you"ll be happier and not have to take care of a yard". Yeah right, cause i'm cut out for hoa's. NOT

So, do the sith have pot brownies? I don't need a hangover in the morning.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:34 AM (D0Lx2)

505 in Boise?

Yep
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:29 AM (D0Lx2)

Well some are complete assholes. but they are pantywaists so call them a nasty name and stand your ground.

they will ride off and cry.




Posted by: Jake in ID at February 20, 2013 12:34 AM (jfSqj)

506
Boston marathon, hopefully it won't be 90 degrees again


Oh my gosh! We are too! So this is the first time my hubby was able to qualify (which is weird because they took the 5 minutes and 59 seconds off, and it was harder to get in this year). I did it in 2002, but have been waiting to do it again til he could do it with me. (It sucks to be a man, you guys have to run an half hour faster!)

Did you do it last year? I had friends that did it, and it was crazy hot! (It's funny because before last year, 2004 was "the hot year"--heh!) My one friend ran a 2:40 and made the top 100 (I think he was 90 something) despite the heat, but it's too bad because he was really in shape to do 2:30. One of my friends said it was the most wheelchairs he ever saw at the finish line of a marathon.

What marathon did you BQ at?

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:35 AM (Ag5D2)

507
Dude! Where you been? Now if we could only get the rest of the late shift back like Gushie and Ms Tammy and Robert

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:31 AM (D0Lx2)


damn, you knew i was lurking, didnt you?

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at February 20, 2013 12:35 AM (r7Ddb)

508
I have to deal with the Sunday morning "Black Stretch Pants" biker gangs that roll their puds across a lane of traffic in Studio Cityand dare you to punch ahole in their ranks...next weekend...I'm going with the "Bear Spray" and2 inch woodstock through the spokes....
war THIS bitches!!!!!.....;>

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 12:36 AM (SpEuH)

509 does that make those guys guilty of perjury?
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 20, 2013 12:33 AM (SkyIE)


In the new Obamaregime, Peter Gleick isn't guilty of fraud even after he confessed, because environmentalism.

And the other 500 corrupt officials and cronies we even *know* about, all free as a bird.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:36 AM (bxiXv)

510 they are pantywaists so call them a nasty name and stand your ground.

Heh. It helps that he's 6'3"

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:36 AM (D0Lx2)

511 damn, you knew i was lurking, didnt you?

I'm psychic! Ok, so lets summon Ms Tammy & Beanervt

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:37 AM (D0Lx2)

512 So, do the sith have pot brownies? I don't need a hangover in the morning.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:34 AM (D0Lx2)


Well, no, but we did just get our new Bacta tank in. Jacuzzi-style.

I was going to just spend about a year in there, but I can set some time aside for you!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:38 AM (bxiXv)

513 Night all.

Some Colorado legislator inspired mood music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSWk2Ya50qQ

Posted by: Mr. President at February 20, 2013 12:38 AM (Vk2pI)

514 I'm psychic! Ok, so lets summon Ms Tammy & Beanervt

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:37 AM (D0Lx2)


Please do! It is good to see some of the Old ONT Crew, today sucked ass with a rocket.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:39 AM (bxiXv)

515 Heh. It helps that he's 6'3">>

Does he have nuts? Being big helps but it doesn't make you invincible.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 20, 2013 12:39 AM (qo244)

516
In the new Obamaregime, Peter Gleick isn't guilty of fraud even after he confessed, because environmentalism.

And the other 500 corrupt officials and cronies we even *know* about, all free as a bird.

This world is so upside down. That guy in the Greek cabinet may have to go to jail for honestly stating how bad the Greek financial situation is. You also have those seismologists in Italy going to jail for not predicting an earthquake.

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:40 AM (Ag5D2)

517 Well, no, but we did just get our new Bacta tank in. Jacuzzi-style.

I dunno. Its winter and i got that whole fish belly northern european skin thing going on. Probably better I pass. Getting sith choked for blinding the interns isn't high on my list.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:41 AM (D0Lx2)

518 Heh. It helps that he's 6'3"
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:36 AM (D0Lx2)

I've had a chance to ride/run those trails since the 1980's on and off

Mountain bikers know they are assholes when they zing past people, just call them one.


Posted by: Jake in ID at February 20, 2013 12:41 AM (jfSqj)

519 Dude! Where you been? Now if we could only get the rest of the late shift back like Gushie and Ms Tammy and Robert

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:31 AM



I'm actually here every night reading. Lately I just haven't had much to say, but I'm always reading at least.

Posted by: Berserker at February 20, 2013 12:41 AM (FMbng)

520 Joe Biden is one heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States of America.

Joe Fucking Biden.

And if you're concerned about this, you're just a Reichwing Teabagger.

George Orwell, in his wildest imagination, couldn't have imagined anything like this.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at February 20, 2013 12:41 AM (JQuNB)

521 Does he have nuts?

Yeah. And he's pretty low key, but when he finally gets pissed look out.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:42 AM (D0Lx2)

522
514
Yes!
I would like to read a bit o' the BEAN!

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 12:42 AM (SpEuH)

523 After 515 I'm out since making sense seems to haveleft me.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 20, 2013 12:42 AM (qo244)

524 I dunno. Its winter and i got that whole fish belly northern european skin thing going on. Probably better I pass. Getting sith choked for blinding the interns isn't high on my list.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:41 AM (D0Lx2)


That's hot.

*ahem* I mean private room, no cameras, swearsies!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:43 AM (bxiXv)

525
I'm psychic! Ok, so lets summon Ms Tammy Beanervt

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:37 AM (D0Lx2)


Psycho link. I swear. First ONT in a long while i made it to, i have been so damn tired at night. three nights running too tired to wash or even brush and re-braid my hair after the end of the day. WITH KNEE LENGTH HAIR THIS IS BAD. i do not recommend doing this ever. I had snarls from root to knee. UGH.
But we got the 14 yo stallion going back under saddle after a 6 year break. he was disgusted. I think he thought he was retired to a life of sex and four star dining. Daddy was worried his horse was sore after all that excitement yesterday.
Tiny House's floor is sanded and sealed with the polyurethane primer. we have been kickin ass. but good lord its been a lot of work!

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at February 20, 2013 12:43 AM (r7Ddb)

526
And if you're concerned about this, you're just a Reichwing Teabagger.



You forgot "racist". Even though Joe is white as a Klan sheet, the man who chose him is our fabulous first Black Precedent. Oh, and stupid. Because when liberals have nothing else they call you stupid.

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:43 AM (Ag5D2)

527 Gushka!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 12:43 AM (kaalw)

528 470
I also recall that incident, SFGoth.
I go by that intersection a couple times a month.
Vehicular
homicide. Or so it should have been. I don't recall the outcome of the
trial. But I think the cyclist ended up doing some time.


Posted by: navybrat at February 20, 2013 12:15 AM

According to news reports the SF district attorney filed felony charges against the asshole. He wrote a eulogy online not for his bike, but for his helmet.

Some friend of his wrote a defense saying that at the time he wrote it, he had no idea the victim would die. HELLO? Blood on the sidewalk, his buddy cracks a helmet, 71 year old man struck by a body going 30 mph in serious condition and he didn't know the man could die?

There are certain car makes that draw assholes to operate them, and quite a few bicycle makes it would seem. The more expensive the bicycle and clothing, the bigger the asshole


Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2013 12:44 AM (mCvL4)

529 Heh. It helps that he's 6'3"
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:36 AM (D0Lx2)


he a gun peep?

I can hook him up locally.

Posted by: Jake in ID at February 20, 2013 12:44 AM (jfSqj)

530
525
Welcome!!....

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 12:44 AM (SpEuH)

531
I'm actually here every night reading. Lately I just haven't had much to say, but I'm always reading at least.


Posted by: Berserker at February 20, 2013 12:41 AM (FMbng)

me too unless i fall asleep, which is always. Since my hairless kitteh died, i have felt quiet.

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at February 20, 2013 12:44 AM (r7Ddb)

532 Happy Tuesday ...

T-3 days and the rains are threatening to move in....

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 20, 2013 12:45 AM (TvO05)

533 Tiny House's floor is sanded and sealed with the polyurethane primer.

YAY, my kitteh free guest suite is almost ready!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:46 AM (D0Lx2)

534 WAIT! Someone actually saw Beaner?

Posted by: Jerry at February 20, 2013 12:47 AM (4SKYj)

535 What marathon did you BQ at?

Posted by: runningrn at February 20, 2013 12:35 AM (Ag5D2)

Well technically I used Boston since I ran it the year before as my qualifier, but I ran a faster time at the california international marathon in sacramento so hopefully I will move up. I have no clue how I survived that marathon, I think actually training in somewhat warm weather gave me a little advantage. I saw people falling off left and right. The fans were great though, filling up my water bottle, handing out food.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 20, 2013 12:47 AM (NzBQO)

536 *ahem* I mean private room, no cameras, swearsies!

yeah right, and i bet you've got a fully operational death star you'd like to sell me too.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:47 AM (D0Lx2)

537 533
Tiny House's floor is sanded and sealed with the polyurethane primer.



YAY, my kitteh free guest suite is almost ready!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:46 AM (D0Lx2)



I did some laminate in a hallway a couple of years back -- floors are a bitch-and-a-half after 40.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 12:48 AM (kaalw)

538 yeah right, and i bet you've got a fully operational death star you'd like to sell me too.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:47 AM (D0Lx2)


Girl, I had to raid a chop shop and sell the parts on eBay for three months to afford the Bacta tank.

It's not that I didn't *want* a webcam, it's that I couldn't *afford* a webcam!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:49 AM (bxiXv)

539 I can hook him up locally.

I'll ask him if he's interested.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:49 AM (D0Lx2)

540 YouTube has consistently the worst commenters on the internet, right under local news sites.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:19 AM

My biggest peeve at Youtube commenters is to repeat the dialog of the clip in the comment

Thanks asshole, but I'm gifted with hearing as well as sight

Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2013 12:49 AM (mCvL4)

541 Coothie!!!!

I hear you've gone a little overboard celebrating your healthy liver, if you know what i mean. sniff sniff

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:51 AM (D0Lx2)

542 Thanks asshole, but I'm gifted with hearing as well as sight

I'm hearing about the need for popcorn but I don't see any activity on the subject ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 20, 2013 12:52 AM (TvO05)

543
"AHEM!!"
A post by the BEAN???

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 12:52 AM (SpEuH)

544 520
Joe Biden is one heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States of America.

---


And John Boehner makes two.

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 20, 2013 12:52 AM (BVkEs)

545 533
Tiny House's floor is sanded and sealed with the polyurethane primer.



YAY, my kitteh free guest suite is almost ready!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:46 AM (D0Lx2)


i think Tiny House is developing as many fans as Uncle Horse.


yes. Now you can come and stay in a place that has much less cat exposure. Mouffette is convinced she can make big eyes at me and change this. Crazy cat. she dives for the door any time i open it. But it is nice and warm in there. and when i finish the floor we will be able to clean it with a swiffer. between that and the air scrubber, you should be good to go on the allergen front. A friend of mine was horrified i had taken cats into account but not roses. I had to remind her its good for roses to cut all the flowers off, regularly, which i would gladly do.


any you all go to extreme lengths to protect friends from allergies when they visit?

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at February 20, 2013 12:52 AM (r7Ddb)

546 "AHEM!!"
A post by the BEAN???

No. we're trying to summon him.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:53 AM (D0Lx2)

547 I'll ask him if he's interested.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:49 AM (D0Lx2)

sure, just let me know

Posted by: Jake in ID at February 20, 2013 12:54 AM (jfSqj)

548 go to extreme lengths to protect friends from allergies when they visit?

Awww shucks. Luv ya!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:54 AM (D0Lx2)

549 No. we're trying to summon him.

I tried seminekkid flyfisherwomyns a few weeks ago. Not even a nibble ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 20, 2013 12:54 AM (TvO05)

550
546
Fine!
I'll be back at the Tiki Bar....jus page me when his flight gets in....

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 12:55 AM (SpEuH)

551 any you all go to extreme lengths to protect friends from allergies when they visit?

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at February 20, 2013 12:52 AM (r7Ddb)


Friends visit? What is that?

I get the allergies thing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 12:56 AM (bxiXv)

552 I'll never forget one bitch on a bicycle with all the accoutrements who damn near ran me over at the intersection of Los Feliz and Riverside next to Griffith Park

Anyone who's ever lived in that area knows that it's a bitch to cross on foot, and when I finally got the signal to walk I stepped to cross the street and this bitch flying down the hill on Los Feliz screams at me "I'm on a bike, asshole!!" and just barely missed me.

I thought of that old ditty and hope it happened to her;

She was going around the corner doing 90 miles an hour,
When the chain on her motorcycle broke.
Now she's lying in the grass with a muffler up her ass,
And her tits are playing Dixie on the spokes



Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2013 12:57 AM (mCvL4)

553 Friends visit? What is that?

Hey, you visited. And saw all the make believe critters, including me and Grimm.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:57 AM (D0Lx2)

554 I did some laminate in a hallway a couple of years back -- floors are a bitch-and-a-half after 40.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 12:48 AM


Unfortunately I'm cursed with knowing how to do hardwood floors, and I have the tools. I get asked to "help" a lot, which is usually me just doing the damn thing. The last "help" consisted of 1000 sq ft of flooring.

Posted by: Berserker at February 20, 2013 12:58 AM (FMbng)

555 What ho, there, wretched mortals! bebe - Tiny House - I've always been fond of the concept. Tumbleweed Houses, etc. Very keen on the minimalism gone to an extreme. And if the area turns blue, hitch it up on a flatbed, and move.

Posted by: David Metis at February 20, 2013 12:59 AM (MRyPF)

556
I have no friends......wait!!
Does that make me a potential serial killer like ACE said a few posts back?????
I'm FREAKIN now.....

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 12:59 AM (SpEuH)

557 The people who comment on Youtube look like a Mensa meeting when compared to HuffPo.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 20, 2013 12:59 AM (Zd/NW)

558 Well technically I used Boston since I ran it the year before as my qualifier, but I ran a faster time at the california international marathon in sacramento so hopefully I will move up. I have no clue how I survived that marathon, I think actually training in somewhat warm weather gave me a little advantage. I saw people falling off left and right. The fans were great though, filling up my water bottle, handing out food.


Wow! Good on you for finishing and BQing at Boston, wow! CIM was no picnic this year either! Very windy and rainy! (Although flat!)

Posted by: Hank Johnson at February 20, 2013 12:59 AM (Ag5D2)

559 Hey, you visited. And saw all the make believe critters, including me and Grimm.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:57 AM (D0Lx2)


I visited you, no one visits me, I meant. But I would make allergen bubbles for them.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 01:00 AM (bxiXv)

560 What's this about the next Pope Petering Out?

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 20, 2013 01:01 AM (BVkEs)

561 541
Coothie!!!!



I hear you've gone a little overboard celebrating your healthy liver, if you know what i mean. sniff sniff

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 12:51 AM (D0Lx2)


Having achieved good test numbers, I have been making up for some lost time on the brewskis....there's a place around the corner that has "multi-tap brewery takeover nights" where they'll "lease out" 10-12-15-20 taps to a microbrewery. Unfortunately, they had Stone last Wednesday and I couldn't make it.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 01:02 AM (kaalw)

562 Unfortunately I'm cursed with knowing how to do hardwood floors, and I have the tools. I get asked to "help" a lot, which is usually me just doing the damn thing. The last "help" consisted of 1000 sq ft of flooring.

That's a LOT of hoo ha to wax.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 01:02 AM (D0Lx2)

563 557 The people who comment on Youtube look like a Mensa meeting when compared to HuffPo.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 20, 2013 12:59 AM (Zd/NW)


You probably look at different YT videos than I do. AFAICT the average YT commenter is a flaming ignorant child-abused druggie 12-year-old who thinks slapping their tiny pee-pee on the table is the best way to get someone's attention.

I block YT comments. There's nothing there I want to see.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 01:03 AM (bxiXv)

564 That's a LOT of hoo ha to wax.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 01:02 AM (D0Lx2)


That also appears to mean something different where I come from.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 01:04 AM (bxiXv)

565 That also appears to mean something different where I come from.

Dude!?!

You're from San Paulo?

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 20, 2013 01:06 AM (TvO05)

566 Unfortunately I'm cursed with knowing how to do
hardwood floors, and I have the tools. I get asked to "help" a lot,
which is usually me just doing the damn thing. The last "help" consisted
of 1000 sq ft of flooring.


Posted by: Berserker at February 20, 2013 12:58 AM (FMbng)


I'll teach people to do things and lend 'em tools, but getting stuck doing jobs is something I try to avoid.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 01:07 AM (kaalw)

567 Unfortunately I'm cursed with knowing how to do
hardwood floors, and I have the tools. I get asked to "help" a lot,
which is usually me just doing the damn thing. The last "help" consisted
of 1000 sq ft of flooring.


Posted by: Berserker at February 20, 2013 12:58 AM (FMbng)


i tried to do more helping than i was eventually allowed. Grim and the OldTusker from the mountain who had all the tools and knows how like you do, ran me off. I hear from the Old man tho he made Grimmy do most the nasty shit like sanding and they laid the primer on together. Now Grim knows how to do it and i bet you he is gonna do his man shack next. Im just glad it was done right and i only did some of the sanding. Looks great.
i didnt even mind being told "GIT OUTTA HERE WOMAN!"

Not one bit.

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at February 20, 2013 01:07 AM (r7Ddb)

568 the OldTusker from the mountain

I can just picture how much fun he had telling you to git..

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 01:09 AM (D0Lx2)

569
That phrase is also common on the Santa Monica boardwalk when selling the hoo ha massage + the double dippy....with a lick....

jus saying.......

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 01:10 AM (SpEuH)

570 Ack! Old sock left on my phone!

Adam, what's your weekly mileage now?

Posted by: rumningrn at February 20, 2013 01:10 AM (Ag5D2)

571 lol
http://tinyurl.com/bgoc4ea

Posted by: The Dude at February 20, 2013 01:13 AM (vJdyz)

572 ....and, BTW, that little laminate project I was whinging about earlier was like 100 sq ft.....but, OTOH, *NINE* f'ing transitions.... I'd've much rather done an entire basketball court with only three doors.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 01:13 AM (kaalw)

573 You're from San Paulo?

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 20, 2013 01:06 AM (TvO05)


No, Corellia.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 01:13 AM (bxiXv)

574 but, OTOH, *NINE* f'ing transitions.... I'd've much rather done an entire basketball court with only three doors.

Must. Control. Keyboard. gaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 01:15 AM (D0Lx2)

575




Later Taters



Posted by: Jake in ID at February 20, 2013 01:16 AM (jfSqj)

576
575
Night Jake!

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 01:17 AM (SpEuH)

577 One time I was surfing Youtube videos with James Horner scores and on the one with the Titanic hitting the big ice cube, commenters wrote every frigging piece of dialog from that scene over and over

I jokingly commented "Sulu, get those shields up!" and "oops, wrong Horner score"

Nobody got the joke

Posted by: kbdabear at February 20, 2013 01:17 AM (mCvL4)

578 Top, TOP men!

Posted by: Gov Weenie at February 20, 2013 01:18 AM (B/weO)

579 I'll teach people to do things and lend 'em tools, but getting stuck doing jobs is something I try to avoid.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 01:07 AM (kaalw)


Yeah tried that. The tools never seem to come back working right. The last time the base of the floor nailer was ready to fall off because the numb nuts didn't tighten anything up as it loosened. Some people just shouldn't touch tools.

Posted by: Berserker at February 20, 2013 01:19 AM (FMbng)

580
You probably look at different YT videos than I
do. AFAICT the average YT commenter is a flaming ignorant child-abused
druggie 12-year-old who thinks slapping their tiny pee-pee on the table
is the best way to get someone's attention.



I block YT comments. There's nothing there I want to see.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 01:03 AM (bxiXv)

Point taken, except the HP commenter is the YT commenter as a college sophomore.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 20, 2013 01:19 AM (Zd/NW)

581 No, Corellia.

Han Solo with a brazillion ... not as kinky as cattle stampeding through the Vatican, but hey ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 20, 2013 01:19 AM (TvO05)

582 574
but, OTOH, *NINE* f'ing transitions.... I'd've much rather done an entire basketball court with only three doors.



Must. Control. Keyboard. gaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 01:15 AM (D0Lx2)


Every so often, my knees bring it up again: "you're such an asshole -- remember that time we did nine freakin' doorways?"

It's just like how I knew when one of my parents' arguments went over the tipping point, when my mom would say, "and you had your brother move in with us after we'd only been married three days...."

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 01:20 AM (kaalw)

583 Some people just shouldn't touch tools.

H8ter!!!!

Posted by: Barney Frank at February 20, 2013 01:21 AM (TvO05)

584 Han Solo with a brazillion

= : O

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 01:21 AM (D0Lx2)

585 It's just like how I knew when one of my parents' arguments went over the tipping point,

Ha, no. I'm barely restraining myself from going waaaaayy too far with brazilian wax jokes.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 01:22 AM (D0Lx2)

586 Some people just shouldn't touch tools.


Posted by: Berserker at February 20, 2013 01:19 AM (FMbng)


i feel for Ya.

Posted by: gushka's got a Kitty what plays fetch! ! at February 20, 2013 01:23 AM (r7Ddb)

587
I own tools.......
they jus think I work for them.....

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 01:25 AM (SpEuH)

588 It's just like how I knew when one of my parents' arguments went over the tipping point,

Ha, no. I'm barely restraining myself from going waaaaayy too far with brazilian wax jokes.Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 01:22 AM (D0Lx2)Nothing wrong with a twinkie mohawk

Posted by: The Jackhole on Ventura Highway at February 20, 2013 01:27 AM (/7Xis)

589 Why is the Government buying up all the 1/2" wrenches?

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 20, 2013 01:30 AM (BVkEs)

590 Why is the Government buying up all the 1/2" wrenches?


Posted by: Craig Poe at February 20, 2013 01:30 AM (BVkEs)

Because everybody in the obama regime has little nuts.

Posted by: Berserker at February 20, 2013 01:33 AM (FMbng)

591 585
It's just like how I knew when one of my parents' arguments went over the tipping point,



Ha, no. I'm barely restraining myself from going waaaaayy too far with brazilian wax jokes.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 01:22 AM (D0Lx2)


Ah....I was thinking about my knees because I spent part of the afternoon crawling around the attic trying to trace security camera wiring where the BH has shoved Christmas decorations into 'em and broken their connections. And they were whinging the whole time.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 01:34 AM (kaalw)

592 1/2 wrenches are used to turn all the liberal nuts.....

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 01:35 AM (SpEuH)

593 Ah....I was thinking about my knees because I spent part of the afternoon crawling around the attic trying to trace security camera wiring where the BH has shoved Christmas decorations into 'em and broken their connections.

But ... on one will ever steal your Christmas ornaments, ever, ever, again ...

Posted by: Barney Frank at February 20, 2013 01:35 AM (TvO05)

594 Holy shit. PJM has completely hosed their comment system.

It's bad enough that I can't log in with the same username I've been using for years, but all of the old comments are GONE. Unfuckingbelievable.

Posted by: rickl at February 20, 2013 01:35 AM (sdi6R)

595 man, faces in Crysis 3 look so damn good

Posted by: The Dude at February 20, 2013 01:36 AM (vJdyz)

596 example of them in game:

http://tinyurl.com/afn6ld3

Posted by: The Dude at February 20, 2013 01:37 AM (vJdyz)

597 another example:

http://tinyurl.com/ajz2nkv

Posted by: The Dude at February 20, 2013 01:38 AM (vJdyz)

598 Ok sleepy time. Night night

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 20, 2013 01:41 AM (D0Lx2)

599
So it is.....
Teacups filled with that you want most......+ creame'

WHAT!!!

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 01:42 AM (SpEuH)

600 593
Ah....I was thinking about my knees because I spent part of the
afternoon crawling around the attic trying to trace security camera
wiring where the BH has shoved Christmas decorations into 'em and broken
their connections.



But ... on one will ever steal your Christmas ornaments, ever, ever, again ...

Posted by: Barney Frank at February 20, 2013 01:35 AM (TvO05)

The security cams are for the HOUSE, where the computers are, the GARAGE, where the tools are, and the DRIVEWAY, where the BH's car has been repeatedly vandalized. The camera wires run through the attic, which is where Xmas decorations live. We've had odd things happen (someone once stole a planted snapdragon).....but nobody's molesting the Xmas decor yet. [knocks on particleboard]

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 01:42 AM (kaalw)

601 N-N, BBD!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 01:43 AM (kaalw)

602 Han Solo with a brazillion ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 20, 2013 01:19 AM (TvO05)


Han Solo with a Brazillion *what?*

Or did you mean "Brazilian."

In which case, Han Solo with which Brazilian? And did he do a tranny check?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 01:43 AM (bxiXv)

603 Ehrlich says "killing our grandchildren" like it's a bad thing... I thought he was for population control? He should have campaigned FOR Mitt, lol.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at February 20, 2013 01:44 AM (KL49F)

604 apt1, have you handed them the fish yet? yes, yes don't worry, they are on the wrong trail.

Posted by: and irresolute at February 20, 2013 01:45 AM (DBH1h)

605 You know, if Christian pastors were into date-setting when the end of the world would be and were wrong, the Left would never let them live it down. But their high-priests of envirowackos can be stupendously wrong and they are still ballyhooed.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at February 20, 2013 01:46 AM (KL49F)

606
Benadryl=
less itch....more sleep......

I"ll take the sleep

night...

Posted by: Richard at February 20, 2013 01:46 AM (SpEuH)

607 Posted by: Aslan's Girl at February 20, 2013 01:46 AM (KL49F)

OMG leftists are hypocrites? If only there were some widespread profession dedicated to gathering information like this and reporting it to the public!

Just kidding, that would never work!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 01:49 AM (bxiXv)

608 but nobody's molesting the Xmas decor yet. (knocks on particleboard)

Dude ... it's Clownifornia ... somewhere there's a radical atheist with your name on a list ...

But best of luck getting the cameras back online ...

Posted by: Marvin the Martian wants his Earth shattering KABOOM at February 20, 2013 01:50 AM (TvO05)

609 OMG Trinicia Marie just texted me a wedding invitation!

Who TF is Trinicia Marie?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 01:50 AM (bxiXv)

610 OMG Trinicia Marie just texted me a wedding invitation!

Did she send you a photograph of the tractor?

Posted by: Stanley Steamer at February 20, 2013 01:53 AM (TvO05)

611 Did she send you a photograph of the tractor?
Posted by: Stanley Steamer at February 20, 2013 01:53 AM (TvO05)


No.

The name sounds like a boat harbored in the Canary Islands or something.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 02:00 AM (bxiXv)

612 594
Holy shit. PJM has completely hosed their comment system.



It's bad enough that I can't log in with the same username I've been
using for years, but all of the old comments are GONE.
Unfuckingbelievable.

Posted by: rickl at February 20, 2013 01:35 AM (sdi6R)


This, too, shall pass.....remember when they tried to rename themselves "Open Source Media"?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:04 AM (kaalw)

613 Oooh, impact -- http://tinyurl.com/a4cplmt

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:09 AM (kaalw)

614 A little late to the party, but I'll share my bicyclist story that will make you feel a bit guilty if you enjoy it (short version).

Driving downtown on a nice Sunday morning, on a one way street going about 30. Guy on a bike flies through the red light without even bothering to look, going 20-25 from my left to right. I have no chance to stop or avoid him, and he only saw me when my brakes started screeching, about 10 feet or less from impact. He gets hit squarely on the drivers side and goes flying down the street. After two hours giving statements to police and talking to witnesses, I get a ride home with the tow truck, as my windshield was shattered - his head hit the windshield so hard it put a hole through it, and there were chunks of his scalp in the glass. I followed up after getting a copy of the police report, and found out he got a massive concussion, fifty or so stitches, broken eye socket, shattered right leg, his expensive road bike destroyed and a ticket.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 02:11 AM (7xPCu)

615 Forgot to add: he wasn't wearing a helmet.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 02:12 AM (7xPCu)

616 Incidentally, HotAir just did something recently that cause their pages to continuously load -- their tab icon never solidifies, it just keeps twirling. This most be "National Conservative Blogger Brainfart Week". Hope Ace escapes the effects.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:12 AM (kaalw)

617 613 Oooh, impact -- http://tinyurl.com/a4cplmt
Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:09 AM (kaalw)


Need a "leftistslieabouteverything" hashtag for all the responses claiming "republicans are making fun of rape victims," which is just an abject lie like everything else they say.

And they will believe it forever, like all their other lies.

I think it's the lies that will kill us all.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 02:16 AM (bxiXv)

618 614
A little late to the party, but I'll share my bicyclist story that will
make you feel a bit guilty if you enjoy it (short version).



Driving downtown on a nice Sunday morning, on a one way street going
about 30. Guy on a bike flies through the red light without even
bothering to look, going 20-25 from my left to right. I have no chance
to stop or avoid him, and he only saw me when my brakes started
screeching, about 10 feet or less from impact. He gets hit squarely on
the drivers side and goes flying down the street. After two hours
giving statements to police and talking to witnesses, I get a ride home
with the tow truck, as my windshield was shattered - his head hit the
windshield so hard it put a hole through it, and there were chunks of
his scalp in the glass. I followed up after getting a copy of the
police report, and found out he got a massive concussion, fifty or so
stitches, broken eye socket, shattered right leg, his expensive road
bike destroyed and a ticket.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 02:11 AM (7xPCu)


I didn't enjoy that at all. And I hope that he paid for your windshield.....because -- and this is A Truth that needs to be HEARD everywhere -- "Fuckups shouldn't prosper." A moment's inattention is one thing, taking reasonable risks (and hedging them) is one thing, being a blithe idiot and exposing others to risk is something decidedly different. It's why there are DUI laws -- you can drive semi-competently, you can drink......but the law presumes against you when you combine the two.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:18 AM (kaalw)

619 I didn't enjoy that at all. And I hope that he paid for your windshield.....because -- and this is A Truth that needs to be HEARD everywhere -- "Fuckups shouldn't prosper." A moment's inattention is one thing, taking reasonable risks (and hedging them) is one thing, being a blithe idiot and exposing others to risk is something decidedly different. It's why there are DUI laws -- you can drive semi-competently, you can drink......but the law presumes against you when you combine the two.
Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:18 AM (kaalw)

I was a wreck for the next few weeks after it happened, because if you saw the damage to my truck you'd think that if he did live, he would be a vegetable or amputee. Talking to him on the phone was a huge relief, as he seemed to be in good spirits and looking forward to making a full recovery. He's in his early 30s, and even joked that 'my friends have always told me I'm hard-headed, so I guess it's true'.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 02:21 AM (7xPCu)

620 Lay's Chicken and Waffles are bullshit.

Posted by: CAC at February 20, 2013 02:25 AM (6gk77)

621 I did think about seeking compensation for the towing, windshield, and other damages to my truck, but since it would all add up to a sum close to or exceeding the value of my truck, I'd kind of feel like a dick. And my truck is on its last legs anyway ('93 Nissan, 200k miles) and will probably be on the scrap heap in a few years, I just let it go and figured he's got enough problems without paying good money to make my ride slightly less crappy than it already was. And I don't think he would have any insurance that would pay for it, as I don't think he's a homeowner.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 02:29 AM (7xPCu)

622 I think it's the lies that will kill us all.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 02:16 AM (bxiXv)

===
Agreed. Lies destroy mental health. The lack of mental health will be the proximate cause.

Posted by: jc at February 20, 2013 02:31 AM (PlzOe)

623 Besides the new windshield ($130), all I had to do was replace a few light bulbs to be street legal, and ignored the crumpled quarter panel and broken plastic lenses for the signal lights. It drives fine, and was already scratched, dented and missing most of its paint. Yes, I drive a jalopy. But it's probably the last vehicle on the lot a thief would consider stealing, so there's that.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 02:33 AM (7xPCu)

624 Agreed. Lies destroy mental health. The lack of mental health will be the proximate cause.

Posted by: jc at February 20, 2013 02:31 AM (PlzOe)


They also make communication impossible between parties that have a conflict - the conflict will be settles by communication or force (always is).

Communication is better.

But if you traffic in lies, deliberately, and deny correction, then you get rid of one of the options.

Some people are just misled, or dumb. But a lot of these people (think they) know what they are doing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 02:35 AM (bxiXv)

625 I think it's the lies that will kill us all.

Satan is the Father of Lies ... amongst other titles ...

Posted by: Stanley Steamer at February 20, 2013 02:35 AM (TvO05)

626 I hadn't put it together before, but our current coexistence with leftists is like the movie "Memento."

We are watching them being constantly confused, agitated, and slowly but steadily becoming more and more dangerous.

Posted by: jc at February 20, 2013 02:36 AM (PlzOe)

627 Yannow...

I probably would have "rent my hair and tore my breasts (Really!? OUCH! What with infection and all..)" if my moderately sucessful, weaver husband had been suddenly carried away by the Bubonic Plague.

And if three of my surviving children were taken as well...?

I would be mad with grief.

I think that I would be confused and lost and so very, very, angry at a God who can abide such pain come to such innocents.

I probably flatter myself if I say that I would never have joined one of those wandering bands of flagellants and orgiasts.

They must have thought that the End Times were come apon them.

I can't imagine what a nightmare that must have been.

We still play with hypothetical Zombie attacks, Erlich played with his "Population Bomb",Puornell plays with his Glaciation, Mann Plays with his Hockey Stick, and Ingrid Newkirk (PETA Pres.) plays with a version of The Pardoner's Tale that Chaucer could'nt mock!

(She really wants pieces of her body scattered about the earth as holy remains!)

I am so TIRED of all you Malthusians' of all stripes.!

BEWARE...

THE END IS NIGH...

No, it isn't.

It hasn't been for fucking EVAR!!!

Just completely fuck you and all your kind!

You and Malthus and Newton and Margaret Sanger and the Oxford Union are just such a petty, mean spiritied sort and so transparently so, that all knowledgeable people should have seen you,from the outside, for who you are.













Posted by: Deety at February 20, 2013 02:48 AM (jVk2G)

628 I was a wreck for the next few weeks after it
happened, because if you saw the damage to my truck you'd think that if
he did live, he would be a vegetable or amputee. Talking to him on the
phone was a huge relief, as he seemed to be in good spirits and looking
forward to making a full recovery. He's in his early 30s, and even joked
that 'my friends have always told me I'm hard-headed, so I guess it's
true'.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 02:21 AM (7xPCu)


I'm not a critic of redemption, but it has to come from acknowledging one's prior faults. I hope, then, that -- while keeping it light could be appropriate -- he let it be known that he had performed a godawful stupid act that put both him and you at risk and was sorry for it. If he did that -- however subtly -- you were gracious and kind to not pursue him further. Furthermore, we can all wish him the very best going into the future.


It's very strange -- I was raised vaguely agnostic, went rabid atheist from about 8 to 16, did a "second thought" to a more relaxed agnosticism from about 16-24, discovered that spirituality and morality had more to do with human nature than books and priests from about 25-30, and have almost been slowly recreating Catholicism since.

Like the importance of repentance to redemption -- I had this cousin, Stevie (ironically, raised as a Catholic), who was a brat. He'd hit my sister when people weren't looking, and she'd cry, and his mom would go, "Say you're sorry, Stevie" -- and he'd utter the words.....just like he had a thousand times before. Because that was as far as it went. The sounds came out of his mouth and his sorry-meter stayed pegged at 0.

And you'd go through all the agnostic criticism of Catholics, that maybe redemption didn't go anywhere anyway -- or you'd go through the Protestant criticism, that "repentence -> redemption" was too legalistic....but you start getting to the point where you think, "it's like why bankruptcy law is both strict and merciful -- of course there have to be rules."

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:48 AM (kaalw)

629 Speaking of strict and merciful, PJmedia's comments have ground to a halt.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:52 AM (kaalw)

630 Sorry,

I really do believe that Malthus, Newton, Sanger, Erlich and O'Reilly are nasty little people!

Glad I got that off my chest.

Posted by: Deety at February 20, 2013 02:53 AM (jVk2G)

631 Hey Deety. You having a good day too?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 02:53 AM (bxiXv)

632 http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2013/02/19/the-life-that-we-have/#comments

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:54 AM (kaalw)

633 And yes, they are all neurotic, self-satisfied and self-superior saboteurs. They want the world mired in shit so they can claim they were right - they didn't arrive at their conclusion because they were right before, because they never are.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 02:55 AM (bxiXv)

634 Cool, PJM has a link that's supposed to be "link to this comment" but is evidently "link to comments for this post". Brilliant.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:56 AM (kaalw)

635 Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:48 AM (kaalw)


If they say that pain is a good teacher, I think he understands his error quite well. I was thinking about it recently, and it occurred to me that if I didn't hit the brakes as quickly as I did, or not at all, he might have come crashing through my driver's side window. He'd be hurt less, perhaps, and I'd be hurt way more.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 02:57 AM (7xPCu)

636 That that is, is ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 20, 2013 02:59 AM (TvO05)

637 Good night, jc,

Good night, elder god,

Good night, Dark Lord,

Good night, model_1066,

Good night, Deety ...

Good night, good people,
Good night, gentle souls,
Good night idiots, demons, & trolls,
Good night to the walker or the driver of a Rolls,
Good night to the cheese, good night to the holes,
Good night to the mountains, good night to the shoals ...

Posted by: Adriane ... at February 20, 2013 03:05 AM (TvO05)

638 635
Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 02:48 AM (kaalw)





If they say that pain is a good teacher, I think he understands his
error quite well. I was thinking about it recently, and it occurred to
me that if I didn't hit the brakes as quickly as I did, or not at all,
he might have come crashing through my driver's side window. He'd be
hurt less, perhaps, and I'd be hurt way more.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 02:57 AM (7xPCu)


Pain IS a good teacher. And there are many theological treatises asking why God would allow pain. But the bigger question is why God would allow people to suffer pain and not learn. I hope for his sake that he does understand his error well -- and lives by its example, teaches others from his experience, and disseminates his costly lesson far and wide. May he have a long and happy life in which to do this.

Most people being far less than perfect, I'd be reasonably satisfied if he just did not repeat the stunt.

I'm very glad that you escaped more serious harm.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 03:06 AM (kaalw)

639 G'night, Adriane!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 03:07 AM (kaalw)

640 633 And yes, they are all neurotic, self-satisfied and self-superior saboteurs. They want the world mired in shit so they can claim they were right - they didn't arrive at their conclusion because they were right before, because they never are.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 02:55 AM (bxiXv)


I think it's more so they can claim some moral high ground, because lefty always come to the defense of their authority figures, no matter how ridiculous it is to do so. Usually it's something along the lines of "well at least they're trying to save the world" or something similarly grandiose. So I started thinking of what to say back to such a stupid and insane statement. Because I hear it a lot, and it's very predictable.
Here are some responses I give to the 'I'm/we/they are trying to save the world, and you are therefore evil for doubting' rhetoric:
-What makes you think it needs saving?
-Why do you think you have the authority to change or save the world?
-Save the world eh? My, such a modest and attainable goal...you might even call it 'reality based'
-I suppose changing or saving the world sounds a lot easier to people unable or unwilling to understand it first.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 03:08 AM (7xPCu)

641 My favorite rejoinder to the do-gooders trying to 'change the world':

What makes you think that changing the world is an inherently good thing? Al-Qaeda wants to change the world too, and so far have made more progress than your stupid petitions.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 03:13 AM (7xPCu)

642 Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 03:06 AM (kaalw)

I think of pain as more of a biological necessity, for obvious reasons. You seem to be referring more to spiritual pain, sorrow, sadness, grief and those things.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 03:18 AM (7xPCu)

643 The essential character of the left is that they are remarkably small-minded people. They believe that making things better for 51% empowers someone to make things worse for 49%, and that providing the same things to everyone increases their well-being.




You might think that their experience in elementary-school lunchrooms where they swapped bologna sandwiches for peanut-butter sandwiches with their schoolmates would have clued 'em in.....except they were all having government-subsidized ersatz lasagna instead.




People have infinite and varied desires, and the ability to create wealth by serving one another is similarly infinite and variable. If I have a hankerin' for peanut-butter today but just can't see it tomorrow, the ability to swap is an inexhaustible miracle, whereas the government lasagna goes on-and-on, regardless.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 03:26 AM (kaalw)

644 642
Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 03:06 AM (kaalw)



I think of pain as more of a biological necessity, for obvious
reasons. You seem to be referring more to spiritual pain, sorrow,
sadness, grief and those things.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 20, 2013 03:18 AM (7xPCu)


I think there's a reason that one is built upon the other. Biological pain, as in flatworms, is a teacher and a guide to behavior for flatworms -- but in social animals, pain from lack of status (shame), grief, and empathic pain perform the same function in society's more complex interactions. But in the case of your dumbass cyclist, physical pain works well enough.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 03:32 AM (kaalw)

645 Oh, no......



Received 34 minutes ago from gcfl.net:



Potato Family

One night, the Potato family sat down to dinner - Mother
Potato and her three daughters. Midway through the meal, the
eldest daughter spoke up. "Mother Potato?" she said. "I have
an announcement to make."

"And what might that be?" asked Mother, seeing the obvious
excitement in her eldest daughter's eyes.

"Well," replied the daughter, with a proud but sheepish
grin, "I'm getting married!"

The other daughters squealed with surprise as Mother Potato
exclaimed, "Married! That's wonderful! And who are you
marrying, eldest daughter?"

"I'm marrying a Russet!"

"A Russet!" replied Mother Potato with pride. "Oh, a Russet
is a fine tater, a fine tater indeed!"

As the family shared in the eldest daughter's joy, the
middle daughter spoke up. "Mother? I, too, have an
announcement."

"And what might that be?" encouraged Mother Potato.

Not knowing quite how to begin, the middle daughter paused,
then said with conviction, "I, too, am getting married!"

"You, too!" Mother Potato said with joy. "That's wonderful!
Twice the good news in one evening! And who are you
marrying, middle daughter?"

"I'm marrying an Idaho!" beamed the middle daughter.

"An Idaho!" said Mother Potato with joy. "Oh, an Idaho is a
fine tater, a fine tater indeed!"

Once again, the room came alive with laughter and excited
plan for the future, when the youngest Potato daughter
interrupted. "Mother? Mother Potato? Um, I, too, have an
announcement to make."

"Yes?" said Mother Potato with great anticipation.

"Well," began the youngest Potato daughter with the same
sheepish grin as her eldest sister before her, "I hope this
doesn't come as a shock to you, but I am getting married, as
well!"

"Really?" said Mother Potato with sincere excitement. "All
of my lovely daughters married! What wonderful news! And
who, pray tell, are you marrying, youngest daughter?"

"I'm marrying Dan Rather!"

"DAN RATHER?" Mother Potato scowled suddenly. "But he's just
a common tater!"

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 03:35 AM (kaalw)

646 and have almost been slowly recreating Catholicism since.

Yeahhh...

I'm kind of inchincg towarads Catholicism or Lutheran...

I was Baptized Methodist when I was 8 years old but I got into trouble, asking questions in Sunday School.

And my parents ended up divorcing even after all off the "Wholistic" family counciling

Where we were all asked to search for our "inner child".

Uhm. Hey?

"I am 8 years old! I AM a CHILD!

Posted by: Deety at February 20, 2013 03:40 AM (jVk2G)

647 and have almost been slowly recreating Catholicism since.

Interesting. I was born and raised Catholic. Fell out with the Church Laws (never God's Law) and am drifting back towards it.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at February 20, 2013 03:42 AM (ZiG1p)

648 A Republican in a wheelchair entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. The Republican looked across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus sitting over there?" The waitress nodded "yes," so the Republican requested that she give Jesus a cup of coffee, on him.

The next patron to come in was a Libertarian with a hunched back. He shuffled over to a booth, painfully sat down, and asked the waitress for a cup of hot tea. He also glanced across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus over there?" The waitress nodded, so the Libertarian asked her to give Jesus a cup of hot tea, "My treat."

The third patron to come into the restaurant was a Democrat on crutches. He hobbled over to a booth, sat down and hollered, "Hey there honey! How's about getting me a cold mug of Miller Light?" He too looked across the restaurant and asked, "Isn't that God's boy over there?" The waitress nodded, so the Democrat directed her to give Jesus a cold beer. "On my bill," he said loudly.

As Jesus got up to leave, he passed by the Republican, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Republican felt the strength come back into his legs, got up, and ran off to enjoy his new access to the world.

Jesus passed by the Libertarian, touched him and said, "For your kindness, you are healed." The Libertarian felt his back straightening up and he raised his hands, praised the Lord, and ran off to share his joy with his family.

Then, Jesus walked towards the Democrat with a smile. The Democrat jumped up and yelled, "Don't touch me .... I'm on disability!"

Posted by: jc at February 20, 2013 03:48 AM (PlzOe)

649 Wasn't that last joke in Life of Brian as the "ex-leper" beggar, begging because Jesus took away his reason to beg, thus depriving him of a living?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 03:57 AM (bxiXv)

650 649
Wasn't that last joke in Life of Brian as the "ex-leper" beggar, begging
because Jesus took away his reason to beg, thus depriving him of a
living?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 03:57 AM (bxiXv)

====
I don't know. I can't make up my mind between the sandal or the gourd.

Posted by: jc at February 20, 2013 03:59 AM (PlzOe)

651 I'm kind of inchincg towarads Catholicism or Lutheran...

Been Lutheran all my life, but I'm having real problems with the sudden insistence every Lutheran I know has in pushing the notion that we must obey government when it just floated around in the background before. The most favorable way I can see it is that scared people are trying to believe that everything's going to be okay because surely God won't allow it to be otherwise.

And I'm left with my hangups on Catholic practices (not looking to knock, just given my feeling towards hypocrites like Pelosi and the Kennedys I can't really participate in those things I don't believe in).

And I'm losing a lot of trust in any organization's ability to prevent leftist infiltration.

But I wish you the best of fortune in your journey.


Posted by: Methos at February 20, 2013 04:01 AM (hO9ad)

652 647
and have almost been slowly recreating Catholicism since.



Interesting. I was born and raised Catholic. Fell out with the Church Laws (never God's Law) and am drifting back towards it.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at February 20, 2013 03:42 AM (ZiG1p)


It's kind an anti-"Year Zero" thing. Collectivists are all fond of rebooting -- "Year Zero" -- because nobody as smart as they are have ever tried such a thing. So you get this "Year Zero" nonsense in everyone from Rousseau to Obama. But it's eminently sensible to take an opposing view -- if you can't explain why a gate was there in the first place, you cannot be trusted to remove it.

A lot of times, someone will observe something and create a rule of thumb -- and then forget the underlying rationale for the rule......and then it becomes chic to oppose it without understanding why it was there in the first place. And you get great truths as Tom Wolfe chronicles in "The Great Relearning": "In 1968, in San Francisco, I came across a curious footnote to the psychedelic movement. At the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic there were doctors who were treating diseases no living doctor had ever encountered before, diseases that had disappeared so long ago they had never even picked up Latin names, diseases such as the mange, the grunge, the itch, the twitch, the thrush, the scroff, the rot. And how was it that they had now returned? It had to do with the fact that thousands of young men and women had migrated to San Francisco to live communally in what I think history will record as one of the most extraordinary religious experiments of all time."

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:19 AM (kaalw)

653 Sorry, got to quote the next paragraph as well:




"The hippies, as they became known, sought nothing less than to sweep aside all codes and restraints of the past and start out from zero. At one point Ken Kesey organized a pilgrimage to Stonehenge with the idea of returning to Anglo-Saxon civilization's point zero, which he figured was Stonehenge, and heading out all over again to do it better. Among the codes and restraints that people in the communes swept aside—quite purposely—were those that said you shouldn't use other people's
toothbrushes or sleep on other people's mattresses without changing
the sheets or, as was more likely, without using any sheets at all or that you
and five other people shouldn't drink from the same bottle of Shasta or take
tokes from the same cigarette. And now, in 1968, they were relearning . . .
the laws of hygiene . . . by getting the mange, the grunge, the itch, the twitch, the thrush, the scroff, the rot."




I read it many years ago, and I don't care what anyone says -- I'd be proud to shake Tom Wolfe's hands for putting that bit of truth out there.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:25 AM (kaalw)

654 Hey Deety. You having a good day too?

As good as can be expected, I suppose.

Yeah, I finally gave in to the inevitable and had my timing belt and water pump and "something brushy?" replaced at 95K on my Toyota which should have happened at 90K.

Mechanicaly inclined brother was out here in Jan. worried about the "Hamsters" in my RAV4.

Took a video which he sent off to a brilliant mechanic in FL who I swear to GAWD was a weaselly little stoner kid with a perpetually runny nose, back in the olden days!

He gave me an estimate of about $1500 for the Timing Belt and everything...

Brother says, "You've got to take care of this!!! But don't go to Brakemasters, they will just rip you off!"

Eh.

It's been almost a decade.

I've almost always done business with Brake Masters because they have treated me right.

Also, I'm going to get a new battery, plus a timing belt and all of that 3rd level bullshit for appx $700!

Wheee!!!


I was jest set to replace a faulty battery for around $100.

(Most lovely thing is when your new garage can call up your old garage and figure out what belts have been replaced and when

or why


Posted by: Deety at February 20, 2013 04:26 AM (jVk2G)

655 With the "Year Zero" thing, I'm pretty sure you can go from "the mange, the grunge, the itch, the twitch, the thrush, the scroff, the rot" to "the tyrant" in short order.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:30 AM (kaalw)

656 I love weirdness. Not to necessarily believe, but just to think about.

Just was looking up Dyatlov Pass, 1959, Stories varied, and rumors proliferated as the official report was censored and the head of the inquiry resigned rather than sign it.

9 rough-weather mountain climbers, most experienced, for reasons unknown, cut their way out of their tent and, partly dressed and without their boots fled into the snowy woods.

They were found in three different locations several days to two weeks later, but photographs show bodies that look as if they had been in the cold for years or decades. Their corpses showed considerable ionizing radiation (detected during the autopsy), one woman's tongue was missing, two had severely shattered bones but no external injuries. Photos appear to show missing eyes as well.

The two with broken bones were found in a ravine, which was the explanation for the breaks, though the ravine was 13 feet deep and in snow. One party member's ribs were described as "shattered" in the initial report and by later rumor ascribed to a committee member as "missing."

No other human or animal prints were found at the tent sight or where the bodies were found. The hikers' own footprints were evident in the snow.

The report ascribed their deaths to "a compelling natural force."

Separately, many of the details are explainable, but added together, that's a major WTF. Predation of eyes and *one* tongue but no other flesh, even of near-naked people? Radiation on the corpses but not the area in general? Near-mummification in two weeks?

Is that creepy or what? Did they wander into an obscure weapons test? A radiation fall from a radioactive meteor exploding above? Lethal prankster aliens?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 04:32 AM (bxiXv)

657 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 04:32 AM (bxiXv)




Did this get elevated from Kratos?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:35 AM (kaalw)

658 Mechanicaly inclined brother was out here in Jan. worried about the "Hamsters" in my RAV4.

I do believe the RAV4 is a single-hamster vehicle.

I've almost always done business with Brake Masters because they have treated me right.

Posted by: Deety at February 20, 2013 04:26 AM (jVk2G)


You are very lucky. Mechanics are less reliable than lawyers, as a group, and only slightly more so that journalists.

If you have a good one who undercharges you, bribe them, take out insurance on them, whatever.

I have a good one here, I've only had to go there twice, the first time they did way more work than they needed to, and the second they came in $100 under their estimate. They always detail the car (better than I ever clean it) when they're done.

Unfortunately I have a slightly oddball car, so I don't have many choices. On the first call they were my second estimate, the first was $800, they were $400 and charged me $350.

Glad things are going well for you.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 04:37 AM (bxiXv)

659 hi all
can't sleep
ugh

Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 04:37 AM (BBWjt)

660 Did this get elevated from Kratos?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:35 AM (kaalw)


Nope. Ask me about the Octavia and the Baychimo sometime.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 04:38 AM (bxiXv)

661
When did PJ Media decide to go down the road of LGF? They scrubbed all the old comments fromprior topics and now you have to register. The comments are what drove the place. Meh.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at February 20, 2013 04:39 AM (f+TdG)

662 660
Did this get elevated from Kratos?



Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:35 AM (kaalw)



Nope. Ask me about the Octavia and the Baychimo sometime.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 04:38 AM (bxiXv)


It's just that Dr. K had mentioned the same incident a few days back in a private email, and I was trying to figure where it was coming from.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:41 AM (kaalw)

663 659
hi all
can't sleep
ugh


Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 04:37 AM (BBWjt)


====
so, that coma thing isn't working out?

Posted by: jc at February 20, 2013 04:42 AM (PlzOe)

664 659 hi all
can't sleep
ugh

Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 04:37 AM (BBWjt)


Here, let me help.

Close your eyes.

Okay, do that one last, or you can't read this.

Take a deep breath, hold it for a few seconds, and release slowly. Repeat.

Gently rub your temples, very gently run your fingers back over your ears. This is partly to modulate sound, it helps you relax.

Don't stretch per se, but extend and retract your legs slowly a few times. Try to relax your torso, sit straight and tax the strain off your abs.

Now, lean back a little, and relax your back.

Now, close your eyes halfway. Relax your eyelids. Keep breathing slowly.

Now, SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 04:42 AM (bxiXv)

665 It's just that Dr. K had mentioned the same incident a few days back in a private email, and I was trying to figure where it was coming from.
Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:41 AM (kaalw)


That's a bizarre coincidence. To my knowledge there are no current repeat stories about it, and I got to it looking up something else. I do that a lot.

One of the references was a recent TV show, like last year or the year before. Maybe he saw a repeat of that. I didn't.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 04:43 AM (bxiXv)

666 661

When did PJ Media decide to go down the road of LGF? They scrubbed
all the old comments fromprior topics and now you have to register. The
comments are what drove the place. Meh.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at February 20, 2013 04:39 AM (f+TdG)


I'm pretty sure that "The Full LGF" requires either a stroke, a tumor, or a psychotic break.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:43 AM (kaalw)

667 yes, I can verify that the RAV4 is a single hamster vehicle
mine is pushing 170k miles, still going though

Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 04:44 AM (BBWjt)

668 667 yes, I can verify that the RAV4 is a single hamster vehicle
mine is pushing 170k miles, still going though
Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 04:44 AM (BBWjt)


It has less than what I consider the minimum safe power/weight ratio. But most people seem to survive, so there you are.

Seriously, if you can't get out of your *own* way, how can you get out of anyone else's?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 04:50 AM (bxiXv)

669 And how did I score "the number" while being totally oblivious?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:51 AM (kaalw)

670 666cthulhu (that's not a coincedence)

I'm pretty sure that "The Full LGF" requires either a stroke, a tumor, or a psychotic break.
Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:43 AM (kaalw)PJMare not there yet however Roger left and now this.Is Chuckeven breathing these days? I thought obscurityburied him a long time ago.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at February 20, 2013 04:52 AM (f+TdG)

671 Is that creepy or what? Did they wander into an obscure weapons test? A
radiation fall from a radioactive meteor exploding above? Lethal
prankster aliens?


I'll take "Eaten by a demon" for $1,000 Alex.

Posted by: Methos at February 20, 2013 04:55 AM (hO9ad)

672 670
666cthulhu (that's not a coincedence)

I'm pretty sure that "The Full LGF" requires either a stroke, a tumor, or a psychotic break.
Posted
by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 04:43 AM (kaalw)PJMare not there yet
however Roger left and now this.Is Chuckeven breathing these days? I
thought obscurityburied him a long time ago.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at February 20, 2013 04:52 AM (f+TdG)


There was a whole lot of Cahrels Jhosnen hate going on around the interwebs, but his changes were so abrupt and so uncharacteristic that stroke/tumor/break seemed to meet Occam's criterion -- and any of the three would be reason for pity more than hate. I don't go to that radioactive wasteland any more, and I can well understand those who have distanced themselves....but I allow myself to care a smidge for the ponytailed bicyclist.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:00 AM (kaalw)

673 Cthulhu, I believe it was "impress pretty, young girlfriend" related

Posted by: Paul Erhlich at February 20, 2013 05:06 AM (2aO3a)

674 but his changes were so abrupt and so uncharacteristic

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:00 AM (kaalw)


I think it took longer than you remember. I can't give you exact dates but there was the anti-creationism kick, the EuroFascism blog war leading to the split with Pamela and others, and it was some time before the purges started. Several months, maybe?

I'm honestly not sure the whole post-9/11 period wasn't marketing anyway. Even if so, the endpoint of the plan was nonsensical.

If it was physiochemical, I'd suspect drugs, stress, and/or burgeoning neorosis such as paranoia or other personality disorders.

Sad anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:09 AM (bxiXv)

675 673 Cthulhu, I believe it was "impress pretty, young girlfriend" related
Posted by: Paul Erhlich at February 20, 2013 05:06 AM (2aO3a)


Could be. Some people have relationships where they adapt to their partner's beliefs, either "organically" or because of domination / blackmail.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:10 AM (bxiXv)

676 okay, speaking of cars.
so I understand that there is a relationship between horsepower and MPG - as one goes up the other goes down.
Is there an actual mathematical relationship though, with values and equations? I'd like to know what is the maximum hp that I would have to settle for, for a given MPG, and vice-versa.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:12 AM (BBWjt)

677 671
Is that creepy or what? Did they wander into an obscure weapons test? A

radiation fall from a radioactive meteor exploding above? Lethal

prankster aliens?

I'll take "Eaten by a demon" for $1,000 Alex.


Posted by: Methos at February 20, 2013 04:55 AM (hO9ad)


Demon? Would you believe http://tinyurl.com/ard8ws5 ?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:12 AM (kaalw)

678 Would you believe http://tinyurl.com/ard8ws5 ?

sorry, don't believe it - polar bears are now extinct due to global warming, so sayeth Algore the Manbearpig

Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:15 AM (BBWjt)

679 If it was physiochemical, I'd suspect drugs, stress, and/or burgeoning neorosis such as paranoia or other personality disorders.



Sad anyway.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:09 AM (bxiXv)



I don't know him -- and at this point, I really don't want to. But if this came from outside then I could feel really sorry for him. I'd like to think he didn't descend into damnation from his own volition......but it's way too ugly to get close enough to investigate properly.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:17 AM (kaalw)

680 Dirty Erhlich sock ...

Chuthlu

"And you'd go through all the agnostic criticism of Catholics, that maybe redemption didn't go anywhere anyway -- or you'd go through the Protestant criticism, that "repentence -> redemption" was too legalistic"

Not enough atonement and penance to enforce that repentance, fifty Hail Marys on your knees helps

Posted by: Jean at February 20, 2013 05:20 AM (xBps2)

681

And yes, they are all neurotic, self-satisfied and self-superior saboteurs. They want the world mired in shit so they can claim they were right - they didn't arrive at their conclusion because they were right before, because they never are.


We shall have to hope to save the world from DOOM!

I think that, I "knows it when I sees it" but I will addmit to being baffled and more than a little alarmed when I see our "Tucson Tea Party" making more apearances against" Gun Violence" than against the shitty vote that Gabby Giffords made BEFORE she got shot in the face!

She VOTED for Obamacare!



Posted by: Deety at February 20, 2013 05:22 AM (jVk2G)

682 Demon? Would you believe http://tinyurl.com/ard8ws5 ?


Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:12 AM (kaalw)

Pfft. It's 4 in the morning. Demon's more interesting. And that's have to be one finicky bear based on the story.I'm thinking something like the thing from Red Sands (horror movie that's floating around cable recently). Except that's a djinn. So a snow djinn. With multiple attacks per round.

Posted by: Methos at February 20, 2013 05:25 AM (hO9ad)

683 676
okay, speaking of cars.
so I understand that there is a relationship between horsepower and MPG - as one goes up the other goes down.
Is
there an actual mathematical relationship though, with values and
equations? I'd like to know what is the maximum hp that I would have to
settle for, for a given MPG, and vice-versa.


Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:12 AM (BBWjt)



That's just lazy. I'm not a scientist -- I'm an accountant -- and that's not insurmountable.

Your mpg is engine efficiency (effort/gallon) - road drag/mile (in effort) - air drag/mile (in effort). You already knew that. HP is defined as well, as is the energy released by burning a gallon of gas. Set yerself to bizzin' and buzzin' and calc what you're askin'.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:26 AM (kaalw)

684 eh - too much work.

well I graded 1 problem set, maybe now I can rest for about an hour before I have to get up for realz

Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:28 AM (BBWjt)

685 so I understand that there is a relationship between horsepower and MPG - as one goes up the other goes down.

No.

Is there an actual mathematical relationship though, with values and equations?

Not between the two, there are too many other *major* factors.

I'd like to know what is the maximum hp that I would have to settle for, for a given MPG, and vice-versa.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:12 AM (BBWjt)


There can be no such number. Thermal efficiency, gearing, cruise speed, aerodynamics, technique, and more all play into it. Weight mostly only applies during acceleration, not cruise, so affects city traffic more.

The most fuel-efficient car I've owned was the most powerful - a 320hp AWD Stealth RT/Turbo. 31mpg freeway. The least powerful car I've owned was about a 22-23mpg car on the freeway, but it was far less thermally efficient (not a turbo, older design).

Now, *all else being equal*, which it *never* is, the relationship you're looking for is hp used at cruise vs mileage. That figure is almost never published because it's not easy to measure.

Also, performance has more to do with the area under the torque curve than peak horsepower.

The short answer is you want an aerodynamic turbocharged vehicle with gearing well-suited to your planned cruise speed. You will have to find out at what RPM that engine is most efficient and try to match that up to gearing and cruise speed.

Don't you dare have fallen asleep again.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:30 AM (bxiXv)

686 680
Dirty Erhlich sock ...



Chuthlu



"And you'd go through all the agnostic criticism of Catholics, that
maybe redemption didn't go anywhere anyway -- or you'd go through the
Protestant criticism, that "repentence -> redemption" was too
legalistic"



Not enough atonement and penance to enforce that repentance, fifty Hail Marys on your knees helps

Posted by: Jean at February 20, 2013 05:20 AM (xBps2)


Like I said, I'm coming to this from an almost entirely anti-Catholic position.....and discovering -- "surprise, surprise.....the Christian church with the oldest pedigree has the longest tradition of thinking deeply on these matters."

I don't necessarily think 50 is better than 49 or 51....but I'm pretty convinced that there's a reason that repentance, atonement, and penance are in there.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:32 AM (kaalw)

687 CHemjeff. get a Jetta turbodiesel and have a tuner modify the engine. Lower it about 1" and put aero mods on it.

I don't know what years are best, I'm not a VW guy.

It will be a pretty fast, gutsy car, have good throttle response, and if you baby it you'll get about 48-52 mpg on the freeway. It won't be super-reliable, but you said speed/mileage not reliability.

They usually have under 200hp modified (like 120 stock), but they have a fat torque curve and that's what matters.

My stupid volvo wagon has about 200hp and a little more torque, only gets about 24mpg on the freeway and like 15 around town because it weighs two tons, but it is a turbo and has a fairly fat torque curve, so while it's no sports car is has decent get-up-and-go. The Jetta would be much faster as it's lighter and has even more torque (tuned up).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:34 AM (bxiXv)

688 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:30 AM (bxiXv)



Did you come for the short form of abuse, or for the full course of ten? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:37 AM (kaalw)

689 umm, I'm not modding engines, I'm pretty much a car idiot

and besides I don't think I really want a VW.

Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:38 AM (BBWjt)

690
On that last picture, I wonder if that is the same area as where we camped out during the Boy ScoutWorld Jamboree I attended in 1971. Every morning I woke up, I could see Fujiyama out my tent opening. In the morning, the top was visible, but by afternoon, it was clouded over.

That Jamboree was also hit by a typhoon and we had to be evacuated, but that'sanother bunch of stories.

Posted by: RickZ at February 20, 2013 05:41 AM (CPKp2)

691 689 umm, I'm not modding engines, I'm pretty much a car idiot

and besides I don't think I really want a VW.
Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:38 AM (BBWjt)


Well then I hope you've learned a little about power and mileage, and a lot about yourself.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:42 AM (bxiXv)

692 689
umm, I'm not modding engines, I'm pretty much a car idiot

and besides I don't think I really want a VW.


Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:38 AM (BBWjt)



The thing to really focus on is which way the current paradigm will fail.


If you think you'll get shitty fuel, you go one way; if you think the fuel will be good, but wildly expensive, you go another way. If you think you'll get little fuel at all, a different way entirely. Pick your poison.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:42 AM (kaalw)

693 and what is that supposed to mean?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:43 AM (BBWjt)

694 693
and what is that supposed to mean?


Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:43 AM (BBWjt)



Which?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:44 AM (kaalw)

695 Actually, if you're expecting The Road Warrior Scenario, definitely go with the turbo-diesel. You can run the damned thing on cooking oil and kerosene.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:45 AM (bxiXv)

696 <i>....but I allow myself to care a smidge for the ponytailed bicyclist.<i>
Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:00 AM (kaalw)Agreed.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at February 20, 2013 05:46 AM (f+TdG)

697 694
693

and what is that supposed to mean?




Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:43 AM (BBWjt)



Which?


Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:44 AM (kaalw)



If you're thinking "I didn't come here for abuse", go back and watch the vid @688.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:46 AM (kaalw)

698 I had a diesel VW, dasher wagon. No turbo. I was getting 50 mpg on the highway plus coop fuel. Not fast ... Reliable and cheap.

Posted by: Jean at February 20, 2013 05:45 AM (QH36x)


Ick. I drove, briefly, and old pre-AWD subaru with about 19.2 hp. I was desperately afraid that if I stopped on a hill I'd have to start over again at the bottom.

The funny thing is, the turbodiesel will get the same mileage as the dasher (on the freeway), just be much faster.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:47 AM (bxiXv)

699 661
When did PJ Media decide to go down the road of LGF? They scrubbed all the old comments from prior topics and now you have to register. The comments are what drove the place. Meh.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at February 20, 2013 04:39 AM


I just saw that at Wretchard's place- the Belmont Club. They just killed the site, IMHO. The comments drove the site.

Posted by: backhoe at February 20, 2013 05:49 AM (ULH4o)

700 okay, trying to get some more sleep now.

Merovign, sorry that I am not the gearhead that you thought I was.

good night

Posted by: chemjeff at February 20, 2013 05:54 AM (BBWjt)

701 I recently took two of the godkids to the California Railroad Museum (http://www.csrmf.org/), where I got to point out that "hybrid" wasn't some magical automotive crap developed last year.....being that diesel-electric locomotives have been around since the 50s.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:54 AM (kaalw)

702 701 I recently took two of the godkids to the California Railroad Museum

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:54 AM (kaalw)


Huh, you were close.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:56 AM (bxiXv)

703 Chemjeff -- just know we love having you here in direct proportion to giving you shit.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:56 AM (kaalw)

704 Wtf

Posted by: Jean at February 20, 2013 06:00 AM (xBps2)

705 702
701 I recently took two of the godkids to the California Railroad Museum



Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 05:54 AM (kaalw)



Huh, you were close.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 05:56 AM (bxiXv)


It's not that I'm a million miles away anyway -- I've been pretty open about living in Santa Clara, "putas a los cuarenta y nueves".

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 06:01 AM (kaalw)

706 704
Wtf

Posted by: Jean at February 20, 2013 06:00 AM (xBps2)


???

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 06:02 AM (kaalw)

707 Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 06:01 AM (kaalw)

There are just not enough morons in norcal for meetups, thass all.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 06:08 AM (bxiXv)

708 I mup.

Posted by: sTevo at February 20, 2013 06:11 AM (VMcEw)

709 706, all my posts vanished

Posted by: Jean at February 20, 2013 06:12 AM (EYbqR)

710 707
Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 06:01 AM (kaalw)



There are just not enough morons in norcal for meetups, thass all.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 06:08 AM (bxiXv)


I recently met Arbalest and spent some time.

I would say the real problem is that norcal is weirdly difficult to get around. When I lived near LA, people would get together in Woodland Hills or Pasadena and not think it was unusual -- but if you look at equivalent norcal distances, they a huge pain-in-the-ass to get to through odd geographic chokepoints.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 06:16 AM (kaalw)

711 709
706, all my posts vanished

Posted by: Jean at February 20, 2013 06:12 AM (EYbqR)


Er.....if you're not a troll, sorry to hear.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 06:18 AM (kaalw)

712 But it fixed itself?

Posted by: Jean at February 20, 2013 06:20 AM (EYbqR)

713 Look at his POS.

Quote of the day.

I goes to show you not to worship someone because they did a nice thing the first time you heard of them.

This piece of shit is really dead to me now.

Posted by: sTevo at February 20, 2013 06:25 AM (VMcEw)

714 http://bit.ly/Y6HWDL

doh

Posted by: sTevo at February 20, 2013 06:25 AM (VMcEw)

715 but if you look at equivalent norcal distances, they a huge pain-in-the-ass to get to through odd geographic chokepoints.
Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 06:16 AM (kaalw)


Especially in the bay area. Also some big "dead spots" for roads up north.

Anyway, sleep well... or work well of you got up before you came here!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 06:28 AM (bxiXv)

716 My 't' key seems to be intermittent.

Posted by: sTevo at February 20, 2013 06:28 AM (VMcEw)

717 sTevo, I was the skeptic on Christie.

Feeling a tiny bit smug now.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 06:29 AM (bxiXv)

718 I think Christie has decided his ceiling is Senator

Posted by: Jean at February 20, 2013 06:32 AM (EYbqR)

719 Off!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 20, 2013 06:53 AM (kaalw)

720 Is that creepy or what? Did they wander into an obscure weapons test? A radiation fall from a radioactive meteor exploding above? Lethal prankster aliens?
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 20, 2013 04:32 AM (bxiXv)


Nop, just deeply creepy.

Although, I do kind of wonder about the accuracy of the SRC teams'reports.

I just don't wonder that they own found their particular idiot way to die on a mountain after deciding to split up.

Gawd! I've been stuck at sea.

Jesus Woman!

Don't bite yer own tongue off!

Have a fuckin' Snow-Cone!!!

I would rather die of cold than thirst, any day.

I hate both, BTW.

I'd have to say though, having experienced both extreme hypothermia and possible death by thirst in more tropical climes...

I would take hypothermia, any day.

Just as long as I can eat sno-cones to my shivvery death!







Posted by: Deety at February 20, 2013 07:02 AM (jVk2G)

721 If you have a good one who undercharges you, bribe them, take out insurance on them, whatever.

Nah, it's actually a local chain!

I've pretty much used their Ina & Oracle location for everything except tires.

I had to scam Geico and a tow-service today to pay $14 to get a tow truck to charge my battery.

I went to another location of Brake Masters which was just as awesome as my previous one.

Battery issues notwithstanding, I knew that I had some issues with my timing belt.

I am very pleased that the mechanic at my "new" Brake-Masters, brought this up.

Posted by: Deety at February 20, 2013 07:23 AM (jVk2G)

722 Studies find that sunlight reaching the Earth fell by somewhere between 3 and 5 percent over the period in question.


Dude. That's still alarming, no?

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at February 20, 2013 07:59 AM (7ObY1)

723 Seriously, if you can't get out of your *own* way, how can you get out of anyone else's?

Dude. In this fuckin, town?

Even when I don't SEE you, I expect your uninsired ass to come barreling in thrhogh an intersection at 80 MPH.

Fuckin' Jackkasses you AND your grandmother!



Posted by: Deety at February 20, 2013 09:04 AM (jVk2G)

724 How about the doom and gloom predictions about the collapse of America as soon as Obama was elected? Or that the Dow would fall to 3000.

Posted by: occam at February 20, 2013 11:50 AM (ELmLD)






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