A Weekend of Southern Night Sky Wonders


Omega Centauri

Tonight and tomorrow night are your best opportunities to spot elusive Omega Centauri, first discussed in the spaced-out thread a few weeks back, for residents of much of the United States. This month's Sky and Telescope has it as their binocular highlight of the month, as well it should be: with over three million stars crammed into a space only a hundred and fifty light years across, even in the murky southern haze it is a sight to behold. Just further north, we have several other objects targeted in previous editions, and for those very lucky morons living in the Florida Keys, a very, very special quadruplet skates across your southern horizon. With the moon setting early enough to give a darkened view, you don't need much else to spot these gems:

Seeing the southern wonders
Besides binoculars and/or your scope, here's all you need:
1- A CLEAR view of the southern horizon. The further south you live, the less strict the rule, but the closer you are to 42N, this is the most essential thing.
2- No glaring lights. Light pollution is irrelevant: I live in a very bright part of the LA Metro area, and have spotted the Omega three times with bad haze. Keep your eye's shielded from bright stray lights.
3- Let your eyes adapt to the darkness for a good thirty minutes before beginning your search. Night vision is your friend here, as the southern declination of Omega will put it in the haze for everyone who doesn't live in the Gulf or Hawaii.
Here is an adjusted map for Omega, with recent Spaced-Out targets added:

OmegaCentauriMayFinder

Again, for urban/suburban astronomers, feel free to check out the FULP List (198 objects long) for other suggested sites to challenge you from your washed out skies.

Darkening your view in a sea of light
One common complaint for amateurs living in urban settings are stray lights: car headlamps, the occasional house light that flickers on, etc. How can you possibly preserve your vision in such an environment?

Use a trick from the high seas: the lowly eyepatch. For $2 you can protect one of your eyes and keep it dark adapted even with the other blinded by your neighbor's impromptu fireworks display. When readying to view through your telescope or mounted binoculars, use a dark cloth or towel to completely cover your head and the eyepiece/binoculars, blocking out any stray light, then flip the eyepatch off your unprotected eye and enjoy the view. This extremely simple though somewhat awkward technique can go a long way in teasing out spiral arms, stray stars, planetary details, and other features typically ruined by white-light blindness. An alternate tool are Orion's AstroGoggles, which help filter stray light and protect your vision, available here

If tonight doesn't look promising, fear not, here is accuweather.com's forecast for stargazing tomorrow, and for much of the United States it's looking good to excellent:


Live in the Florida Keys? You're in luck.
This weekend presents the best opportunity to spot four Southern objects nobody else in the continental United States can: the Southern Cross, the Coalsack, the Carinae Nebula, and Alpha/Beta Centauri. Since all of them take turns hugging due south, just look there as the night unfolds, and enjoy:
KeyWest Southern Four View

Of all of these objects, the Carinae Nebula may be the most intriguing:


Carinae Nebula

Containing numerous infant stars, this star forming region is four times the size of the Great Nebula in Orion, and contains one of the most famous doomed stars in the sky, Eta Carinae, hidden within a gasous cloud. A gigantic death star (150 solar masses) in it's final throes, the homonucleus nebula enveloping the dying star is the result of a massive gas ejection observed over a hundred years ago. Don't expect to see much detail with the atmospheric haze, but the nebulosity and dark/bright lanes can't be missed.

Much of the United States is currently forecast for good seeing either tonight or tomorrow, so take some time and see what's up!

Posted by: CAC at 05:00 PM



Comments

1 No decent southern exposure. Bummer.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 04:08 PM (4Mv1T)

2 I have a liberal friend I send these two. Some day he might come over to the dark side....

Posted by: Shibumi at May 11, 2013 05:01 PM (z63Tr)

3 I could use a little star gazing

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 05:03 PM (Ijqe+)

4 In other news, Obama still sucks.

Posted by: Mo at May 11, 2013 05:03 PM (WnQJ3)

5 I bought a computer program years ago, called "Red Planet" I think.

I thought it would be really fun and interesting. I was wrong.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 11, 2013 05:07 PM (BeSEI)

6 You know what we should do? Give each one of those little stars $10,000!

For the children!

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 05:07 PM (7vimm)

7 PS I look at star threads, I just don't say anything.

FYI.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile at May 11, 2013 05:09 PM (qyfb5)

8
Is this the pot smoking room?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 11, 2013 05:09 PM (jKWYf)

9 In before the trolls?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at May 11, 2013 05:10 PM (WAgIq)

10 I will move to the Carinae Nebula. And I will marry a round Carine woman and raise rabbits, and she will
cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck... maybe even a
"recreational vehicle." And drive from star to star. Do they let you
do that?

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 11, 2013 05:11 PM (7gwGw)

11 I can see Uranus! heh heh heh heh

Posted by: Beevis at May 11, 2013 05:12 PM (mCvL4)

12 I will date the girl from Venus. Flowers die, and so will I. Yes, I will kiss the girl from Venus FOR SCIENCE!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 11, 2013 05:13 PM (BeSEI)

13 Mr Sulu, you may ... indulge yourself

Posted by: Capt Spock at May 11, 2013 05:13 PM (mCvL4)

14 *THWAP THWAP THWAP*

That's my SKULLLLLLL!!!!

Posted by: Truck Monkey Spicolli at May 11, 2013 05:15 PM (jucos)

15 I'd love to partake but the judge took away my binoculars and telescope.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 11, 2013 05:16 PM (V1ZIU)

16 I went to a store recently to get 1 whole rack of ribs. The young man could not figure out how many quarter racks made one rack. He did not seem to have an physical cause for his lack of brains. It took the manager to help the guy out. I didn't realize what the problem was for a while. What grade are fractions taught?

Posted by: Baldy at May 11, 2013 05:18 PM (tyDFN)

17 I see you mouth breathers are denigrating space. As a long time commenter I am a bit disgusted by your knuckle dragging hooting and hollering. Go ahead and carry on Mental Midgets.

Posted by: Infobore at May 11, 2013 05:18 PM (jucos)

18 Posted by: Infobore at May 11, 2013 05:18 PM (jucos)

Juco Transfer Infobore.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 05:21 PM (7vimm)

19 A little mood music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1aQ50iqJN4

Posted by: Psychedelicat at May 11, 2013 05:22 PM (Vk2pI)

20 Posted by: Baldy at May 11, 2013 05:18 PM (tyDFN)
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In many cases there is not even a rudimentary understanding of basic math. These are the kids who will be taking care of us in our 'Golden Years'. Sure makes you feel good doesn't it. I once went to an Arby's that was experiencing a computer outage. The bill came to $19.16. I gave the clerk $20.21. Could she make the change in her head? No. I couldn't believe it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 05:23 PM (jucos)

21 Needs more Hum.

Posted by: Lauren at May 11, 2013 05:23 PM (wsGWu)

22 A little mood music:
I was hoping for "Music From Some Guys In Space."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKKKo3moi24

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 05:24 PM (7vimm)

23 First comment at 4:08PM, for a post that went up at 5PM.

Only in CAC's posts can the space-time continuum be manipulated.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 05:24 PM (4Mv1T)

24 I thought space was self denigrating.

Posted by: Guido at May 11, 2013 05:25 PM (NQq8e)

25 16- I taught fractions in second grade. I also had kids in beginning algebra in that class. I had complete discretion in how I taught the kids- I was given a list of abilities that each child had to accomplish by the end of the year, and it was completely up to me to get them there. We could even talk about God in class. Now, guess where this was (hint-not the US)

Posted by: moki at May 11, 2013 05:25 PM (SdetR)

26 So here I am safe in my car
Watching evil
Total evil

Evil in a blood red jersey with a 11 on her back

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 11, 2013 05:25 PM (7D6bD)

27 Any of the cobs gonna post something on the breaking news from the IRS?

Seems senior officials there knew about the Tea Party harassment back in 2011.

Man, when Ace takes a break...shit flies.

Posted by: My Sharia Moor at May 11, 2013 05:28 PM (liORJ)

28 Any of the cobs gonna post something on the breaking news from the IRS?

Seems senior officials there knew about the Tea Party harassment back in 2011.

Man, when Ace takes a break...shit flies.
Posted by: My Sharia Moor at May 11, 2013 05:28 PM (liORJ)
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It's not like it's illegal or anything.....

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 05:28 PM (jucos)

29 Nothing in the post to satisfy Muslim Outreach requirements. You shall be reported to the appropriate authorities and a fatwa proclaimed upon you.

Posted by: achmed at May 11, 2013 05:29 PM (iKQi3)

30 That accuweather map is crap. In the NE it is never "excellent".

Posted by: Endeavor to Persevere at May 11, 2013 05:30 PM (zZJJp)

31 ------------------------------------------------------------
It's not like it's illegal or anything.....
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 05:28 PM (jucos)





Oh, yes. I forgot.


Bush's fault. Silly me.

Posted by: My Sharia Moor at May 11, 2013 05:30 PM (liORJ)

32 Hey. HEY!

Were talking about space here.

And don't bogart that joint.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 05:32 PM (4Mv1T)

33 HERE'S A good online tool for planning your star-gazing

http://skychart.skyandtelescope.com/skychart.php

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 11, 2013 05:34 PM (8sCoq)

34 Who farted?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 05:34 PM (4Mv1T)

35 OT : Gooooooooooooooal!!!!

Took her four shots

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 11, 2013 05:35 PM (PwTLl)

36 >>>I could use a little star gazing

Dude.

youtube.com/watch?v=rVXy1OhaERY


Posted by: Fritz at May 11, 2013 05:35 PM (G9Mmf)

37 Whoa.

youtube.com/watch?v=rh7zF92b2Vo

Posted by: Fritz at May 11, 2013 05:35 PM (G9Mmf)

38
A little mood music:

I was hoping for "Music From Some Guys In Space."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKKKo3moi24

Posted by: filbert the Whig
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Wifey thought that was really funny. She hates space music.

Posted by: sTevo at May 11, 2013 05:42 PM (VMcEw)

39 Speaking of Southern Wonders.... I'm cooking a first. Burgers with green chiles and black bean corn relish. Anybody try this?

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2013 05:43 PM (A9na/)

40 Got here just in time for the hallucinogenic thread.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 05:46 PM (YhXbs)

41 better mood music

Hazzy - When You Wish Upon A Star

http://youtu.be/lzhNiQv1qnw

and gaming thread done

Posted by: The Dude at May 11, 2013 05:47 PM (vJdyz)

42 Busy day at Casa Soona. Backyard got a facial.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 05:51 PM (YhXbs)

43 39 Speaking of Southern Wonders.... I'm cooking a first. Burgers with green chiles and black bean corn relish. Anybody try this?

Yes...it has long been suspected, that it is the cause of global warming on Uranus.

Posted by: wheatie at May 11, 2013 05:52 PM (LxEHG)

44 What the hell are these,.. 'stars?'


I just learned about them two hours ago.

Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2013 05:55 PM (Wl/Ht)

45 Sat. afternoon burnout. I'm talking to myself here. TAP *echo*tap. TAP *echo* tap.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 05:56 PM (YhXbs)

46
So instead of plaid maps we get blob maps.

*sigh*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 11, 2013 05:58 PM (MBqvE)

47 How you doin', Soona.

Posted by: Thread Ghost at May 11, 2013 05:58 PM (YhXbs)

48 @43 Wheatie. Heh.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2013 05:59 PM (A9na/)

49 How you doin', Soona.
Posted by: Thread Ghost at May 11, 2013 05:58 PM (YhXbs)


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I'm feeling good. Where is everyone?

Posted by: Thread Ghost at May 11, 2013 06:00 PM (YhXbs)

50
Sat. afternoon burnout. I'm talking to myself here. TAP *echo*tap. TAP *echo* tap.


Please to be careful with the Microphone of Hadji the Muslim Comic.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 11, 2013 06:01 PM (+z4pE)

51 42
Busy day at Casa Soona. Backyard got a facial.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 05:51 PM (YhXbs)




Heh....
Oh, never mind. Last time I posted something I thought was funny I got pummeled.

Posted by: My Sharia Moor at May 11, 2013 06:01 PM (liORJ)

52 @49. Trying to find where the binoculars are "stored."

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2013 06:02 PM (A9na/)

53 Geez. I can't even talk to myself.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:03 PM (YhXbs)

54 Kind ofon topic. At Weasel Zippers, TFG "Our North Star" 3rd or 4th post down. Sickening!!!

Posted by: t-dubyah-d at May 11, 2013 06:04 PM (u6lBN)

55 Is he gone? ...Oh goodie. Now we can grow! Wheeee!

Posted by: Soona's lawn... at May 11, 2013 06:05 PM (LxEHG)

56 Sean Smith's mother just wished Hillary a happy Mothers day.

Ouch.

Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2013 06:07 PM (Wl/Ht)

57 How many divots can one make on a golf fairway before they throw a person off the course? My last experience at golf it was 25.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:07 PM (YhXbs)

58 And I was just thinking - I wonder what Omega Centauri has been up to lately.

Posted by: Up With People! at May 11, 2013 06:07 PM (krveP)

59 Is he gone? ...Oh goodie. Now we can grow! Wheeee!
Posted by: Soona's lawn... at May 11, 2013 06:05 PM (LxEHG)


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It's not the lawn that I find growing. The wisteria grows out of thin air. I've hunted down every ground connection, and it just grows and laughs insanely.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:10 PM (YhXbs)

60
How many divots can one make on a golf fairway before they throw a person off the course? My last experience at golf it was 25.


Silly, divots are for the greens. No wonder they threw you off the course.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 11, 2013 06:11 PM (+z4pE)

61 Beelyuns and beelyuns.

Posted by: Zombie Carl Sagan at May 11, 2013 06:14 PM (MMC8r)

62 Greens? Oh, you mean those really nice lawn samples they scatter around the area?

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:15 PM (YhXbs)

63 This thread is like Laser Floyd.

Posted by: zsasz at May 11, 2013 06:15 PM (MMC8r)

64 This thread is like Laser Floyd.
Posted by: zsasz at May 11, 2013 06:15 PM (MMC8r)


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It's a CAC thread. I would expect nothing else.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:18 PM (YhXbs)

65 56Sean Smith's mother just wished Hillary a happy Mothers day.

Ouch.Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2013 06:07 PM (Wl/Ht)Like "Happy Fucking Mother's Day, your kid is alive and mine isn't" type of wish?

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2013 06:18 PM (A9na/)

66
Greens? Oh, you mean those really nice lawn samples they scatter around the area?

Yeah, those thingys, although why they insist on putting those little flags inside the holes on them is a mystery to me.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 11, 2013 06:19 PM (+z4pE)

67 Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2013 06:07 PM (Wl/Ht)Like "Happy Fucking Mother's Day, your kid is alive and mine isn't" type of wish?

***

yep.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 11, 2013 06:19 PM (piMMO)

68 ha ha ha ha ha


Detroit currently spanking the Irish in

NCAA DivI Lacrosse Championship - 1st round


on ESPNU now.

Posted by: Staff at May 11, 2013 06:20 PM (G9qZk)

69 In other news : "AP Exclusive: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011", one hour ago...."

Well, color me surprised

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:20 PM (aDwsi)

70 Like "Happy Fucking Mother's Day, your kid is alive and mine isn't" type of wish?
Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2013 06:18 PM (A9na/)


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This was just the first punch in what I think will be a prolonged cat fight.

I'll certainly be rooting for Sean's mom. I'll even help her if it turns into a relief match.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:21 PM (YhXbs)

71 Had to stop and eat the burger that wifey just cooked. She made me two. I'm saving the second one for hockey season. But tell her, being Mother's Day and all.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 06:22 PM (4Mv1T)

72 It's not the lawn that I find growing. The wisteria
grows out of thin air. I've hunted down every ground connection, and it
just grows and laughs insanely.

Posted by: Soona
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I have a running battle with honeysuckle. Honestly..., any day I'm calling in a napalm strike.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:22 PM (aDwsi)

73 But DON'T tell her. Freudian slip or somethin'

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 06:22 PM (4Mv1T)

74
Why, a space thread. Had this saved up.

Red China's Chang'e 3 lunar rover is undergoing thermal vacuum testing. Take a gander at the size of the rover relative to its decent stage. Way obvious that decent stage is over-sized for the job and it actually big enough to support a manned lander.

Smart way to test part of the Mao on the Moon system. China manned landing before the decade is out.

http://tinyurl.com/bvu8ssn



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at May 11, 2013 06:23 PM (kdS6q)

75 I've been out cutting back the bamboo, getting rid of the older stuff for the thicker new growth.

Posted by: zsasz at May 11, 2013 06:25 PM (MMC8r)

76 Yeah, those thingys, although why they insist on putting those little flags inside the holes on them is a mystery to me.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 11, 2013 06:19 PM (+z4pE)


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It's so that the rabbits can find their homes easier.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:25 PM (YhXbs)

77 I live on the edge of woods. English ivy has taken over this section of woods. I just manage it with a weed trimmer. Nicely edged around the perimeter of the back yard. Without my vigilance, the Road house would be consumed in a summer.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 06:27 PM (4Mv1T)

78 Here's a short video of Orbital Sciences Corporation's dummy Cygnus payload re-entering the atmosphere:

http://tinyurl.com/catwunn

The article is worth reading, too. Note that he credits "my friend and space historian James Oberg". James Oberg is a moron. He has commented here, and I've seen it with my own eyes.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2013 06:29 PM (sdi6R)

79 OT:

Argentina's Modest Proposal: Buy Bonds Or Go To Jail

http://tinyurl.com/c2kx2tu

Posted by: The Politial Hat at May 11, 2013 06:30 PM (Vk2pI)

80 Anybody getting any snow today. A front just came through OKC. Down to 45 tonight. Very unusual.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:30 PM (YhXbs)

81 Could be off topic. Can't tell.

Art Bell Hardest Hit: HAARP Scientist accused of fraud.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/05/haarp-fraud/

Via Insty.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 06:31 PM (7vimm)

82 Thanks for the astronomy thread, CAC!

Posted by: CanaDave at May 11, 2013 06:32 PM (TVV5k)

83 Argentina's Modest Proposal: Buy Bonds Or Go To Jail http://tinyurl.com/c2kx2tu
Posted by: The Politial Hat at May 11, 2013 06:30 PM (Vk2pI)


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Now where have I heard of a government mandate like that? Oh, yeah.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:32 PM (YhXbs)

84 TR-- I am encouraging ivy as a ground cover in areas, but have to be vigilant to keep it out of the trees and shrubs. It grows slowly compared to the evil honeysuckle. Moreover, there is nothing to kill the honeysuckle that won't kill everything else. It is nasty, invasive stuff. All one can do is (try to) control it. I even have areas where the honeysuckle has choked the ivy. EVIL, I tell you!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:33 PM (aDwsi)

85 >>>Argentina's Modest Proposal: Buy Bonds Or Go To Jail



http://tinyurl.com/c2kx2tu


Started to read that. Ouch. WAY to much math on a Saturday night for this Moron.

I'll send it to my OCD econ major friend. He'll read it, digest it, and tell me we're screwed, which I already know.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 06:34 PM (4Mv1T)

86 Can't believe you guys are not reacting to the AP headline about the IRS.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:34 PM (aDwsi)

87 Uggggh
Beginning of the 4th quarter
3-1
The two idiots are arguing

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 11, 2013 06:35 PM (dr6XJ)

88 Can't believe you guys are not reacting to the AP headline about the IRS.

Too busy working through our audit paperwork.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 06:35 PM (7vimm)

89 Like "Happy Fucking Mother's Day, your kid is alive and mine isn't" type of wish?

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2013 06:18 PM (A9na/)

Yes. She didn't leave it up to interpretation.

This is about 99.9 percent correct-

"I would like to wish Hillary a happy Mother's Day. You have your child, I don't have mine."

Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2013 06:36 PM (Wl/Ht)

90 Can't believe you guys are not reacting to the AP headline about the IRS.

AAAAAAAAGGHHHHHH!H!!!!!! LOOKIT THAT!!!!! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!! SAVE US, SUPERMAN!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!






(too much?)

Posted by: zsasz at May 11, 2013 06:36 PM (MMC8r)

91 Mike H. - I have ivy growing 40 feet up in/on massive pine trees in the back. My BIL tell me it will kill the trees, What I read just says it can weigh them down, say out on the limbs of hardwoods, and cause problems, but this ivy is clinging to vertical trunks. Limbs are too high up out of harms way.

The only pines I have lost didn't have ivy in them, so I'm not worrying about it . I don't like it on all the trees, but wife and her mom love it.

If they're happy, I'm happy

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 06:37 PM (4Mv1T)

92 Can't believe you guys are not reacting to the AP headline about the IRS.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:34 PM (aDwsi)


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In case you haven't noticed, we're trying to stay on topic here.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:38 PM (YhXbs)

93 The only thing I'm going to see in the southern sky tonight is the new LED streetlight the city installed. It's like a small fusion reactor mounted on a pole..

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:39 PM (aDwsi)

94 Oh
That was the extra time
Now they're all happy again

I hope they go home cause their arch rivals are about to take the field and I'm too tired too watch a fight

And I'm reffing this one

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 11, 2013 06:40 PM (dr6XJ)

95
Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:33 PM (aDwsi)


I feel your pain re: honeysuckle X's 10 when it comes to bermuda grass.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2013 06:40 PM (A9na/)

96 In case you haven't noticed, we're trying to stay on topic here.

Posted by: Soona
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Well, my perception of things hasn't been quite right ever since the peacock thread.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:40 PM (aDwsi)

97 In case you haven't noticed, we're trying to stay on topic here.

At least until post #100, right?

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 06:40 PM (7vimm)

98 So Mike, are they bright as hell? I worked for Sylvania for 10 years back in the '80s and we had the lamp contract with your local utility.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 06:40 PM (4Mv1T)

99 98?

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 06:40 PM (7vimm)

100 100!

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 06:41 PM (7vimm)

101 86 Can't believe you guys are not reacting to the AP headline about the IRS.

Much outrage has been expressed in previous threads.

Some of us think that it is...interesting...that they are throwing this out there, Now.

It's like they are willing to admit to Political Persecution and Abuse of Power...to distract from the story of sacrificing American lives in Benghazito win an election, and the Coverup thereof.

Posted by: wheatie at May 11, 2013 06:41 PM (f+lWB)

102 Back on topic
It's 1241 here and I see a few clouds and blue sky

Posted by: Navycopjoe at May 11, 2013 06:41 PM (dr6XJ)

103 @99 - Mike Hammer said he had new LED street lights.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 06:42 PM (4Mv1T)

104 when it comes to bermuda grass.

Posted by: olddog in mo
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Well, you see, I've just given up on that. The crap is everywhere. I rip it out of shrubs, the ivy, etc., but it's only a question of time before that is all that is left. I wonder if there will be a death-match between the honeysuckle and bermuda grass?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:43 PM (aDwsi)

105 Tough weekend. My perfect beautiful brilliant kind funny and sweet 13 year old told me she felt like dying and took a bunch of Tylenol.

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 06:44 PM (Ijqe+)

106 Well, my perception of things hasn't been quite right ever since the peacock thread.
Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:40 PM (aDwsi)


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Missed most of that one. I could tell where it was going very early on.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:44 PM (YhXbs)

107 >>>bermuda grass?

Are you talking about golf course fairway Bermuda grass , or the Japanese stilt grass that has invaded everywhere? I see it on the side of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It happily grows in my Ivy.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 06:45 PM (4Mv1T)

108 TR-- Yes, bright as hell. Disturbingly so. I suppose that streetlights *should* be bright, but I am glad that we do not have a bedroom on that end of the house. We would have to install blackout curtains.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:45 PM (aDwsi)

109 OT- got the Nikon Coolpix L820.

I can take pictures in 3D and they are awesome. Giddy like a schoolgirl today taking pics of everything. Even the 360 panorama is totally idiot proof.

Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2013 06:45 PM (Wl/Ht)

110 Japanese stilt grass.
That

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:46 PM (aDwsi)

111 Well, you see, I've just given up on that. The crap is everywhere. I rip it out of shrubs, the ivy, etc., but it's only a question of time before that is all that is left. I wonder if there will be a death-match between the honeysuckle and bermuda grass?
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LOL!

Posted by: Honeysuckle at May 11, 2013 06:47 PM (YhXbs)

112 I could tell where it was going very early on.

Posted by: Soona
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A dark place..., where rons seemed disturbingly comfortable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:47 PM (aDwsi)

113 It's like they are willing to admit to Political Persecution and Abuse of Power...to distract from the story of sacrificing American lives in Benghazito win an election, and the Coverup thereof.

Posted by: wheatie at May 11, 2013 06:41 PM (f+lWB)


That's been their policy since 2008 (and earlier, but really in earnest now). If you didn't do something wrong today, make something up to hide what you did wrong yesterday. If you do two things wrong today, conceal one until tomorrow to distract from what you were caught doing today.

Scandals to hide scandals, taking advantage of press cover and an ADHD public.

A few people will stick to an old scandal, a bunch of people will rush to any new one, and even more people suffer from "scandal fatigue" and ignore or forget.

It is a horrifyingly successful gambit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 11, 2013 06:47 PM (qyfb5)

114 Shit, thunderb. Is she OK?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 11, 2013 06:47 PM (+z4pE)

115 thunderb- I can not imagine your panic. My oldest wrote about killing himself at that age. He is now 20.

My baby sister did this exact thing with aspirin when she was 13.

She is now 44 and married to a fine preacher with three beautiful kids.

I think there may be light at the end of her tunnel. It just doesn't look like it from here.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 06:48 PM (4Mv1T)

116 Thunderb--- Holy crap. Has there been anything in particular going on with her?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:49 PM (aDwsi)

117 I wonder if there will be a death-match between the honeysuckle and bermuda grass?
Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 11, 2013 06:43 PM (aDwsi)Trust me. Bermuda wins every fucking time.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2013 06:50 PM (A9na/)

118 Thunderb, prayers.

Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2013 06:51 PM (Wl/Ht)

119 105 Tough weekend. My perfect beautiful brilliant kind funny and sweet 13 year old told me she felt like dying and took a bunch of Tylenol.

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 06:44 PM (Ijqe+)


Life is like a roller coaster. For teenage girls, it's a turbine-powered roller coaster with rocket-assisted takeoff units.

I sure hope it's a learning experience that's not repeated.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at May 11, 2013 06:51 PM (qyfb5)

120 I thought something was up. Physically she is fine. Took her to the ER right away. Took her to talk to someone already. We have a great plan to help her but I am shook as hell.

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 06:52 PM (Ijqe+)

121 Tough weekend. My perfect beautiful brilliant kind funny and sweet 13 year old told me she felt like dying and took a bunch of Tylenol.
Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 06:44 PM (Ijqe+)


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I would investigate drug abuse or occult alcoholism. Also the friends she hangs out with. Too many times this comes out of groupthink.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:54 PM (YhXbs)

122 #105 thunderb, good grief! IS she ok? What possessed her to do that?

Get her into a counselor. She may be having bad things happen to her at school.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 11, 2013 06:54 PM (GoIUi)

123 No. She thinks she has to be be perfect.

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 06:55 PM (Ijqe+)

124 Thunderb--damn.

Moron prayer circle . . . gather around . . . somebody's got the hobo-skin drum . . .

(I cope with attempted humor. . . sorry . . .)

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 06:55 PM (7vimm)

125 POTUS may have been sodomized at the same time I was September 11, 2012. Where were Barry and Reggie?

Posted by: Christopher Stevens at May 11, 2013 06:55 PM (utKTB)

126 OMG Thunderb. I hope they were able to pump her stomach in time to prevent serious liver damage and she gets over the dark thoughts too. (((HUGS)))

Posted by: PaleRider at May 11, 2013 06:56 PM (vL0Nv)

127
So.

How doit work ?

Do da universe begin wif alfa centauri and end wif omega centauri ?

Is there 100 years between centauris ?

Isdat who da car was named after ? Or the horse dude?

Posted by: lost in space at May 11, 2013 06:57 PM (a8hHx)

128 She saw a psychiatrist already. Therapist on Monday. Slept with us last night. No drugs or alcohol. Sad about moving, about boys, girl stuff.

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 06:58 PM (Ijqe+)

129 Where were Barry and Reggie?
Posted by: Christopher Stevens at May 11, 2013 06:55 PM (utKTB)


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Some reporter should look at this. Reggie's whereabouts couldn't be quashed under "executive privelage" or security classification.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 06:59 PM (YhXbs)

130 They did blood work have her an IV. Thank God she didn't take enough and I had her in the ER within a couple hours.

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 07:00 PM (Ijqe+)

131 She took 10. She would've needed 16. I am stunned

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 07:01 PM (Ijqe+)

132 She saw a psychiatrist already. Therapist on Monday. Slept with us last night. No drugs or alcohol. Sad about moving, about boys, girl stuff.
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You moved? From where to where?

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 07:01 PM (YhXbs)

133 ...She took 10. She would've needed 16. I am stunned

Posted by: thunderb


Thankful for that small blessing, if it can be called that. Maybe more of a cry for help? I hope.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:02 PM (4Mv1T)

134 Jersey to Texas. She looked up the amount to take online. Fortunately they were wrong

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 07:04 PM (Ijqe+)

135 dammit, thunderb . . . mad prayers for your baby girl and you and your entire family . . . xoxo

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:05 PM (8lmkt)

136 What Peaches said, times a couple, thunderb.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 11, 2013 07:07 PM (+z4pE)

137 thunderb, I am so sorry to hear about this but so glad that she has a second chance. I sent a prayer your way.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 11, 2013 07:07 PM (SCTXH)

138 20 Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 05:23 PM (jucos) ------- It is very bad. At the least, the kid was working, so I give him some credit there.

Posted by: Baldy at May 11, 2013 07:08 PM (tyDFN)

139 I'm feeling good. Where is everyone?
Posted by: Thread Ghost

Fapping

Posted by: The Fapping Ghosts at May 11, 2013 07:08 PM (X4bHS)

140 Jersey to Texas. She looked up the amount to take online. Fortunately they were wrong
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It might be an extreme example of culture shock.The southern plains has a whole different outlook on things than in Jersey. To a 13 year old's mind, that could be magnified to the nth degree.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 07:09 PM (YhXbs)

141 Whew, and yes thank God that she told you and had not taken so much there was damage already.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 11, 2013 07:09 PM (vL0Nv)

142 OK that made me laugh

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 07:09 PM (Ijqe+)

143 any suggestions on good night viewing binoculars?

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 11, 2013 07:10 PM (r4xn5)

144 Wonderful. Spend a post on the Southern skies. What about us in higher latitudes?

Geograph-ist!

Posted by: Nanny Bloomers at May 11, 2013 07:11 PM (yDWX4)

145 134 Jersey to Texas. She looked up the amount to take online. Fortunately they were wrong

Ah...that explains some of it, thunderb.

I went through a long-distance move at that age.
My friends turned away from me, as though I was already gone.
It was depressing.

Also at 13...kids are morphing from being totally self-centered to realizing that the world is largely indifferent to their existence.
So they do things that are basically 'a cry for attention'.

The more time you can spend with her right now, the better.
Keep her busy with chores, etc.

Sorry this has happened. I'm glad she's okay, physically.

Posted by: wheatie at May 11, 2013 07:12 PM (f+lWB)

146 CAC, I always am interested in your star-gazing posts. I only have binoculars, however, and to get a southern exposure I would have to stand in the middle of my street.

So I just read and appreciate your photos.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 11, 2013 07:12 PM (GoIUi)

147 I was looking for a thermometer in her bathroom and she didn't want me voting in there. Saw the empty capsule packets and took it all to ER

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 07:12 PM (Ijqe+)

148 Thoughts and prayers thunderb.

Tylenol is nasty stuff when it comes to the liver, even if you don't drink anything.

Posted by: The Politial Hat at May 11, 2013 07:13 PM (Vk2pI)

149 I see that Bob Owens has been forced to stop blogging owing to losing his job and then getting hit with a familymedical emergency. Would Ace and the Moron Horde be willing to do a post as a way to help this man out?

Posted by: Sam Adams at May 11, 2013 07:14 PM (m+UzE)

150 thunderb, wow, hope she is doing better now

Posted by: chemjeff on the phone at May 11, 2013 07:14 PM (r4xn5)

151 First drink of the night. A toast to the mothers on Mother's Day eve, and to the fathers who race their precious kids to the ER...


...and occasionally spring their shitbirds from jail. But only occasionally.



Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:15 PM (4Mv1T)

152 I was looking for a thermometer in her bathroom and she didn't want me
voting in there. Saw the empty capsule packets and took it all to ER

The Lord works in mysterious ways, thunderb. What are the odds?

Of course, I do want to express hope that you will not make a habit of voting in the bathroom in the future.

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:15 PM (8lmkt)

153
thunderb,

sorry for the ill-timed post.

Prayers for you and yours, The world has gone mad.

Posted by: lost in space at May 11, 2013 07:15 PM (a8hHx)

154 I respectfully request another thread, so we can finally put a stake in the "Give Everyone A Cookie And A Pat On The Head" thread I keep looking at because I'm really, really bored and not willing to dive back into Hayek's "The Fatal Conceit" right now.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 07:18 PM (7vimm)

155 Prayers for health and healing ...

Posted by: Adriane... at May 11, 2013 07:18 PM (TvO05)

156 because I'm really, really bored and not willing to dive back into Hayek's "The Fatal Conceit" right now.
Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 07:18 PM (7vimm)
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Selma Hayek writes books?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 07:19 PM (jucos)

157 Selma Hayek writes books?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 07:19 PM (jucos)

with her boobs . . .

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:19 PM (8lmkt)

158 with her boobs . . .

+4 Boobs Of Tumescence

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 07:21 PM (7vimm)

159 with her boobs . . .
Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:19 PM (8lmkt)
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She has ink in her Boobehs?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 07:22 PM (jucos)

160 Selma Hayek writes books?
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 07:19 PM (jucos)


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Ah. Selma Hayek. Just watched her in a movie a couple of hours ago. And I must say she's quite the morsel. Unfortunately, I don't think she'll age well.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 07:22 PM (YhXbs)

161 is there anything those perky sweater puppies can't do? don't tell me, I don't want to know!

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:22 PM (8lmkt)

162 >>>with her boobs . . .

Trying to hand on to that mental image.

I used to shoot pool when I was 17 at a strip club. Why, you say. Cause that's where I could get in. The Carousel, on South Blvd in Charlotte circa 1973. Waitresses were topless, and would shoot pool with us. Dang boobs would knock the billiard balls around. Ruin the game.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:23 PM (4Mv1T)

163 The Road to Boobdom

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 07:23 PM (jucos)

164 >>>hand on to that mental image.

"hang" on.

Now there's a Freudinan slip if I ever wrote one.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:24 PM (4Mv1T)

165 Unfortunately, I don't think she'll age well.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 07:22 PM (YhXbs)

She's 46. So far, you're completely wrong.

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:24 PM (8lmkt)

166 Best wishes and prayers Thunderb. I am glad she's going to be o.k. and getting help.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 11, 2013 07:25 PM (bXdYS)

167 This calls for another MST3K skit: Toobular Boobular Joy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ePusmtf1IQ

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 07:25 PM (7vimm)

168 Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:23 PM (4Mv1T)
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I used to do a fraternity function twice a year at a strip club in WI. To my surprise one of my old girlfriends was working the pole at said establishment. She had a kickin' body but was dumb as a post.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 07:26 PM (jucos)

169 Dang boobs would knock the billiard balls around. Ruin the game.
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Of course they did. I don't imagine anyone told them to put on a top so that it wouldn't happen again.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 07:26 PM (YhXbs)

170 I spent much of the day watching the spacewalk by two ISS astronauts, Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn. They were sent out to look for the source of the ammonia leak in the station's cooling system. While they didn't actually see the leak, they replaced a pump assembly that was suspected to be the source of the leak.

Their spacewalk lasted 5 hours and 30 minutes. It's worth looking back on the earliest spacewalks to see how this technology evolved.

Alexei Leonov made a 10-minute spacewalk during the Voskhod 2 flight in 1965. He had difficulty fitting back in the hatch and had to partially depressurize his spacesuit in order to do so. Ed White made a 20 minute spacewalk in Gemini 4, which went smoother.

But neither of them had to perform any actual work in space. They were basically demonstrations, just to show that it could be done.

The first long-duration spacewalk was Gene Cernan's in Gemini 9 in 1966, and it didn't go well at all. He got fatigued and his visor fogged up so badly that he was nearly blind. His spacewalk was cut short without meeting its objectives.

http://www.astronautix.com/flights/gemini9.htm

(Scroll about halfway down for the description.)

Michael Collins also had problems with EVA (extra vehicular activity, in NASA-speak) on Gemini 10, as did Dick Gordon on Gemini 11. With lessons learned, it was Buzz Aldrin who performed the first fully successful EVA on Gemini 12.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2013 07:26 PM (sdi6R)

171 Selma is one of those women who when they look good, look REALLY good. But when she's off she's meh. Not that I'd kick out of bed in either state.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 11, 2013 07:27 PM (bXdYS)

172 I used to do a fraternity function twice a year at a strip club in WI. To my surprise one of my old girlfriends was working the pole at said establishment. She had a kickin' body but was dumb as a post.

Nothing is quite as funny as real life.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 07:28 PM (7vimm)

173 Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2013 07:26 PM (sdi6R)
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Nerd

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 07:28 PM (jucos)

174 Nothing is quite as funny as real life.
Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 07:28 PM (7vimm)
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You caught that huh?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 07:28 PM (jucos)

175 Love the horde. Thanks friends in a box

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 07:29 PM (nH8jP)

176 >>>She had a kickin' body but was dumb as a post.

I never really went in for strip clubs, but when I was a senior in high school my best friend joined the Marines. When he came back for Parris Island he wanted to have a beer at the "Office Lounge" on the same South Blvd.

One of our classmates surprisingly worked there. I gave here five bucks for a $.50 Budweiser. When I asked for change later on, she said, "You're in the wrong establishment, cowboy."

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:30 PM (4Mv1T)

177 Selma is one of those women who when they look good, look REALLY good.
But when she's off she's meh. Not that I'd kick out of bed in either
state.

First, my fine feathered friends, it's actually Salma, not Selma. Second, it would surprise the hell out of me if any of the 'rons (who I adore) ever kicked anyone out of bed unless they found a spare peen under the sheets. I could be wrong, and this is not a slam.

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:30 PM (8lmkt)

178 I used to do a fraternity function twice a year at a strip club in WI. To my surprise one of my old girlfriends was working the pole at said establishment. She had a kickin' body but was dumb as a post.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 07:26 PM ...............................I was the best man in my buddy's wedding. SO of course for his bachelor party, the first place we hit was the "Gentelman's Club". His sister was working that night, and not as a bartender. Talk about a bone kill. Poor guy.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 11, 2013 07:31 PM (bXdYS)

179 back from Parris island

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:31 PM (4Mv1T)

180 First, my fine feathered friends, it's actually Salma, not Selma. Second, it would surprise the hell out of me if any of the 'rons (who I adore) ever kicked anyone out of bed unless they found a spare peen under the sheets. I could be wrong, and this is not a slam.
Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:30 PM ...................Guily as charged mam.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 11, 2013 07:32 PM (bXdYS)

181 CAC had a lot of luck on Venus

CAC always had a ball on Mars

Meeting all the groovy people

CAC rocked the Milky Way so far

CAC danced around with Borealice

CAC's space truckin' round the the stars

Come on let's go Space Truckin'

Posted by: Craig Poe at May 11, 2013 07:32 PM (BVkEs)

182 bachelor party, the first place we hit was the "Gentelman's Club". His
sister was working that night, and not as a bartender. Talk about a bone
kill. Poor guy.


Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:32 PM (8lmkt)

183 Guily = Guilty.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 11, 2013 07:33 PM (bXdYS)

184 Michael Collins also had problems with EVA (extra vehicular activity, in NASA-speak) on Gemini 10, as did Dick Gordon on Gemini 11. With lessons learned, it was Buzz Aldrin who performed the first fully successful EVA on Gemini 12.
Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2013 07:26 PM (sdi6R)


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Boldness that has more or less been squashed in this nation's mentality in the last few decades. I miss it. I miss the daring young men who were willing to do what seemed impossible, and a nation that supported it.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 07:33 PM (YhXbs)

185 I'd imagine boobs knocking pool balls around would cause confusion as to the term "rack".

Posted by: lost in space at May 11, 2013 07:34 PM (a8hHx)

186 >>>Second, it would surprise the hell out of me if any of the 'rons (who I
adore) ever kicked anyone out of bed...


Hell, we're still trying to get anyone INTO bed.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:34 PM (4Mv1T)

187 Second, it would surprise the hell out of me if any of the 'rons (who I adore) ever kicked anyone out of bed

I dunno . . . rolling over and suddenly having your junk encounter all those cracker crumbs can be AWFULLY annoying . . .

(This is the ONT, right? Not too soon, right?)

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 07:34 PM (7vimm)

188 Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:32 PM

Yep. Poor guy got a ration of shit all night and for years to come. He knew she was a dancer. But they work in a circut all over the midwest. So the odds of her being there were 1 in 1,000. It was an ackward moment to say the least!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 11, 2013 07:35 PM (bXdYS)

189
Of course they did. I don't imagine anyone told them to put on a top so that it wouldn't happen again.

Don't look at us.

Posted by: The 3, 14, 8, and Cue Balls at May 11, 2013 07:35 PM (+z4pE)

190 Come on let's go Space Truckin'
Posted by: Craig Poe at May 11, 2013 07:32 PM (BVkEs)


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One of my favorite sci-fi flicks: "Space Truckers".

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 07:35 PM (YhXbs)

191 Posted by: Minnfidel at May 11, 2013 07:35 PM (bXdYS)

pretty fuckin' cringeworthy . . .

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:36 PM (8lmkt)

192 Never been a big fan of strip clubs anyway. I can get teased and frustrated from the wife at home for free.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 11, 2013 07:36 PM (bXdYS)

193 >>>Yep. Poor guy got a ration of shit all night and for years to come.

I have two sisters. One 8 years younger, one 13 years younger. Both spectacular in their day. Hell, babiest sister is still gorgeous at 45.

I can only imagine my conversations if this had occured. "Baby sister, GET THE HELL OFF THAT STAGE."

And to my friends with their mouths hanging open, "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU LOOKIN' AT??

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:39 PM (4Mv1T)

194 I've known some otherwise very beautiful girls who have become strippers. If you want a quick ride to the bottom, I don't think there are many better routes. Oddly, they seem to have time and money for godawful tats on the way. There's something very sad about the whole thing, imho.

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:39 PM (8lmkt)

195 That's nice about the stars. But it's time to break out the burning skull and post on the new IRS cover-up developments.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at May 11, 2013 07:40 PM (F1wnk)

196
Never been a big fan of strip clubs anyway. I can get teased and frustrated from the wife at home for free.

Yeah, you just put a big check in her bikini bottom instead of a bunch of ones.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 11, 2013 07:40 PM (+z4pE)

197 I've known some otherwise very beautiful girls who have become strippers. If you want a quick ride to the bottom, I don't think there are many better routes. Oddly, they seem to have time and money for godawful tats on the way. There's something very sad about the whole thing, imho.
Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:39 PM (8lmkt)


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Not nearly as sad as the schmucks who patronize those places looking for the woman of their dreams.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 07:42 PM (YhXbs)

198 Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:39 PM ...........Yea, it was not a good scene. Some of the guys weren't exactly delicate with their comments either. I got us back on the bus ASAP. We do laugh about it now though. His sister is still hotter than hell. Married a doctor. She graduated with ZERO debt. A nice car and house by the time she was 23. Well out for pizza later RONS.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 11, 2013 07:43 PM (bXdYS)

199 Posted by: Minnfidel at May 11, 2013 07:43 PM (bXdYS)

I love a happy ending!!!!

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:44 PM (8lmkt)

200 Wife is happily watching a Hallmark movie. They used to be really good when they came on once in a Blue moon (hat tip to CAC) on a Sunday night.

Now they just seem really lame, but wifey loves 'em.

Which means I get to drink and brawl here for a awhile

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:44 PM (4Mv1T)

201 Holy crap. Tools 2 hour nap and you're at 192? Slackers.

Posted by: Guido at May 11, 2013 07:46 PM (NQq8e)

202 Two and half hours. Is there an alarm that goes off for another post, or is this it till the ONT?

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at May 11, 2013 07:47 PM (wR+pz)

203 Must be a time warp from a black hole ...or the dope.

Posted by: Guido at May 11, 2013 07:47 PM (NQq8e)

204 >>>Slackers.

It's a CAC post, man. Time s-l-o-w-s down is his continuum.

...man.

Somebody roll another dooby.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:47 PM (4Mv1T)

205 Wife is happily watching a Hallmark movie. They used to be really good when they came on once in a Blue moon (hat tip to CAC) on a Sunday night.Now they just seem really lame, but wifey loves 'em.Which means I get to drink and brawl here for a awhile
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Wasn't "The Burning Bed" a Hallmark movie? I remember the wife-at-the-time having some of her girlfriends over to watch it. It was an estrogen frenzy.

Posted by: Soona at May 11, 2013 07:48 PM (YhXbs)

206 I have a ranch in Omega Centauri. No decent internet there but good views.

Posted by: Model-1066 at May 11, 2013 07:49 PM (mH11A)

207 a Hallmark movie. They used to be really good

how long since you turned in your mancard, my friend?

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:49 PM (8lmkt)

208 >>>or is this it till the ONT?

Hell I'm dancing as fast as I can. Somebody sock a troll or something so we can get this mutha started.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:50 PM (4Mv1T)

209
how long since you turned in your mancard, my friend?

Y'all *do* know there's a NASCAR race on right now, don't you?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 11, 2013 07:51 PM (+z4pE)

210 or is this it till the ONT?

Is This It?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov4T4FhSbXw

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 11, 2013 07:51 PM (J0TC5)

211 c'mon, you guys, we have at LEAST 2 hours till the ONT and everybody just needs to suck up and stay turgid. or i can just go read a book with the other 'ettes. we'll probably have a pillow fight or something silly like that.

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:52 PM (8lmkt)

212 My wife watches Hallmark. And Lifetime. and Lifetime Movie channel. And the various freak shows on TLC. And "Teen Mom" on MTV. And pretty much all of the "Law & Order" shows.

I hide downstairs. When the TV is on, it's usually on History Channel, sometimes NGC, Science, Discovery, or Military, or some sports thing.

I also drink.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 07:52 PM (7vimm)

213 This thread is screaming for some flying squid. Like seriiosly you guys.

Posted by: Guido at May 11, 2013 07:53 PM (NQq8e)

214 This thread is screaming for some flying squid. Like seriiosly you guys.

Posted by: Guido at May 11, 2013 07:53 PM (NQq8e)

Okay, fine, let's talk about your family.

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:53 PM (8lmkt)

215 we'll probably have a pillow fight or something silly like that.

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:52 PM (8lmkt)

Been testing the new camera with nature shots.

Need action shots.

Coinkidink?

Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2013 07:56 PM (Wl/Ht)

216 we have at LEAST 2 hours till the ONT and everybody just needs to suck up and stay turgid.

Turgid for 2 hrs?

Who am I, Iron Man?

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 11, 2013 07:56 PM (J0TC5)

217 206 I have a ranch in Omega Centauri. No decent internet there but good views.

There actually is a guy who's been selling land on the Moon.
Been doing it for over two decades now...and has sold millions of acres, lunar acres.

lunarlandowner. com

Even George Bush has bought some land on the Moon from him.

o_O

Posted by: wheatie at May 11, 2013 07:56 PM (f+lWB)

218 >>>how long since you turned in your mancard, my friend?


Posted by: Peaches


Ms Peaches- Let me do a Cochran here. I married a cheerleader and homecoming queen, both high-school and college, who can wear the same dress I bought her for the honeymoon 25 years ago.

I carry a large caliber hand-gun, because I'm large, and I can, and no one is gonna say squat when I get all weepy eyed over a first class girlie flick.

My guns, or my man card.

Molon Labe

Now, can I pour you a drink, ma'am?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:56 PM (4Mv1T)

219 Turgid for 2 hrs?



Who am I, Iron Man?

Metaphorically speaking, of course.

I remember when Viagra first came out. Girls were recounting stories of being boinked for four hours straight. We would all look at each other, shake our heads, roll our eyes. Ain't nobody got time for that!

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 07:58 PM (8lmkt)

220 I'm sure after a Friday news dump on Mother's Day weekend the IRS thing will be the only thing folks are talking about Monday morning.

Posted by: no good deed at May 11, 2013 08:00 PM (QzEdR)

221
164 >>>hand on to that mental image.


I think you had it right the first time.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2013 08:00 PM (A9na/)

222 >>>I think you had it right the first time.

Most Moron brains are like clicking on Google Images. Are they not? Actually, I think I can speak for the entire male species.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 08:02 PM (4Mv1T)

223 See now Peaches. That was uncalled for...but there Uncle Squid always sucking on Aunt squid after a few at parties and it can be embarrassing and then that little shit weasle of a son is all arms...squirmy little bastard.

Posted by: Guido at May 11, 2013 08:03 PM (NQq8e)

224 Now, can I pour you a drink, ma'am?


Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 07:56 PM (4Mv1T)

You know I love you, TR! Just teasing. I have never watched a Hallmark movie. I'm sure they are fine cinema.
And, dammit, you just reminded me, instead of tossing back multiple cans of cheap swill and hanging out with all y'all, I coulda been over at the gun shop putting the wheels in motion to bring that fuckin' Ruger home. Ugh. I've got it on a post-it to remind me to do it in the morning. Thanks, buddy!

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 08:03 PM (8lmkt)

225 Peaches- I went to the range today to warm up a new shootin iron I bought this week, and walked in with a guy who bought a rifle from me yesterday, and the range was CLOSED, for roof repair. No one could have been more disappointed.

So I feel your pain.
Hey, did I do a pretty good Cochran.?

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 08:05 PM (4Mv1T)

226 >I remember when Viagra first came out. Girls were recounting stories of being boinked for four hours straight. We would all look at each other, shake our heads, roll our eyes. Ain't nobody got time for that!


Most guys want that initial release, then a sandwich and some TV.

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 11, 2013 08:06 PM (8sCoq)

227 If we get much more bored, we could always watch this:


http://tinyurl.com/c75rkbd

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at May 11, 2013 08:06 PM (wR+pz)

228 Saturday Night MST3K Public Service Short: Keeping Clean And Neat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRB3xDg5pnU

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 08:07 PM (7vimm)

229 220 I'm sure after a Friday news dump on Mother's Day weekend the IRS thing will be the only thing folks are talking about Monday morning.

Neal Cavuto said on Friday, that there was "more to this than meets the eye".
He vowed to get to the bottom of it.

Posted by: wheatie at May 11, 2013 08:08 PM (f+lWB)

230 Seattle to melt guns to make peace bricks.


Black Bloc celbrates the technological leap forward of their favorite projectile.

Posted by: RWC at May 11, 2013 08:08 PM (Wl/Ht)

231 Most guys want that initial release, then a sandwich and some TV.

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 11, 2013 08:06 PM (8sCoq)

well, that was the fuckin' problem (if you will pardon the pun). they would be bangin' away for 4 hours and there was NO, uh, grand finale, if you will.
I have always said, if you can't get it up, that is God's way of telling you, you don't get anymore. this boner-pill shit is kinda disgusting, in my opinion.

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 08:09 PM (8lmkt)

232
>>> Hey, did I do a pretty good Cochran.?


Speaking as a frequent lurker, infrequent commenter, I'd say not too bad.

Posted by: olddog in mo at May 11, 2013 08:10 PM (A9na/)

233 Hey, Peaches . . . I could have posted the Hayek quote in this thread here rather than in the Free Shit Army thread previous.

Would have been loads of laughs. Especially my inability to spell "socialism" consistently and hence land the dismount without faceplanting.

The world's a better place for how things shook out.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 08:10 PM (7vimm)

234 I know it puts lead in your pencil- I just don't have anybody to write to

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 11, 2013 08:10 PM (8sCoq)

235 >>>this boner-pill shit is kinda disgusting, in my opinion.

And it's gonna get me killed.

Posted by: The Chicken at May 11, 2013 08:11 PM (4Mv1T)

236 I know it puts lead in your pencil- I just don't have anybody to write to

"Dear Diary . . ."

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 08:11 PM (7vimm)

237 There is certainly nothing wrong with a 12 second woman.

If she's asking, "...is it in yet?" Mission accomplished.

Mission. Accomplished.

Posted by: Fritz at May 11, 2013 08:13 PM (G9Mmf)

238 173 Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2013 07:26 PM (sdi6R)
------------------------------------------------------
Nerd
Posted by: Truck Monkey at May 11, 2013 07:28 PM (jucos)


This is a nerd thread, innit?

Most of America stopped in its tracks to follow the early Mercury flights of Alan Shepard and John Glenn, as well as Apollo 8 and 11. But Project Gemini is largely forgotten today.

That's wrong, because Gemini played an absolutely crucial role in developing techniques such as spacewalking, long duration flight, and rendezvous and docking that were essential for doing anything serious in space.

The ten Gemini missions occurred in 1965 and 1966. I was 8 and 9 years old, and I remember playing hooky from school to watch them. My mom would write a note saying I was sick, and my teachers probably appreciated the fact that I took an interest in watching history in the making.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2013 08:13 PM (sdi6R)

239 Ok I love you guys and all but I need vodka and a dose of Tropic Thunder....because there's a "dude playing a dude"...and I need to go "full retard"...and don't say it Peaches.

Posted by: Guido at May 11, 2013 08:14 PM (NQq8e)

240 Hi. I was just in the neighborhood and I thought I'd say hi. Hi! Hi!

"...here's all you need: 1- A CLEAR view of the southern horizon...."

Yeah. I live due north of a very luminous city. And south of a bright town. The glow from the north is now as bright as the glow in the south used to be.

We drove up north of bright town one night to do some stargazing on a country road. Which led to cop lights. Siiigh.

Posted by: mindful webworker with stars in his eyes at May 11, 2013 08:14 PM (U13jb)

241
>>> I just don't have anybody to write to


You can write to me anytime.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at May 11, 2013 08:14 PM (A9na/)

242 Thunderb, don't minimize this. Get her to a shrink and psychologist ASAP. The faster you can get professional help the better the odds are that everything will work out. Keep a close eye out and gather all the support you can, you'll need it just as much. Mental illness is no joke or laughing matter and society has to know that it's just as serious as cancer or any other life altering and endangering condition. Contact NAMI in your area for support and education. Makes sure she knows that what she's feeling is not her fault. But most of all prayers for her and with her. Mine are on the way. I know what you're going through (and with the kid who thinks she has to be perfect). Contact me if you need help or support.

Posted by: Lurcher at May 11, 2013 08:15 PM (0bH1t)

243 hmmm. Looking back upthread from the bottom, I'd say commenting on-topic was off-topic at this point.

Blogs. How do they work?

Posted by: mindful webworker says hmmm at May 11, 2013 08:16 PM (U13jb)

244 rickl- I remember mom letting me stay home to watch Glenn's first ride. She was going to give me a ride to school later in the morning after the liftoff. Went outside to get in the car. Flat tire. Walked to school that day. I remember it all vividly.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 08:16 PM (4Mv1T)

245 Hey, Peaches . . . I could have posted the Hayek quote in this thread here rather than in the Free Shit Army thread previous.

dood, have I expressed even teh tiniest interest? why are you involving me in this tawdry exercise?

that's it, I'm gonna go burn another parlie and plop out on the couch with my book. this is truly pathetic . . .

Posted by: Peaches at May 11, 2013 08:16 PM (8lmkt)

246 why are you involving me in this tawdry exercise?

What tawdry exercise are you interested in, then?

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 11, 2013 08:17 PM (7vimm)

247 I was in the 7th grade when Alan Shepherd rode the first capsule into space.

My school had a radio which they placed next to the intercom system so we could all listen. I can remember it vividly; I was in study hall at a table in the old library.

It's hard for people to understand who weren't alive then, but it was such an accomplishment for our country, especially since the Soviets had already made some jumps into space, including Sputnik.

Those were good times.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 11, 2013 08:20 PM (GoIUi)

248 240
We drove up north of bright town one night to do some stargazing on a country road. Which led to cop lights. Siiigh.
Posted by: mindful webworker with stars in his eyes at May 11, 2013 08:14 PM (U13jb)


Amateur astronomers frequently have encounters with the police. Standing around in the dark is a suspicious activity, apparently.

One time I left a health club about the time of moonrise, when a lunar eclipse was predicted. I walked around to see if I could get a glimpse of the rising moon, but it was cloudy, so I got in my car and prepared to leave.

All of a sudden I was surrounded by police cars and was ordered to get out of my vehicle. It turned out that there had been a rash of car break-ins and they had the parking lot staked out.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2013 08:22 PM (sdi6R)

249 Regarding the IRS, I don't know if this has been posted or not, but not only were they searching for groups with affiliation to the Tea Party, but they were also searching for Jewish groups who had interests in Israel.

I think we are entering Muslim Brotherhood territory here.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 11, 2013 08:23 PM (GoIUi)

250 Guess I'll go stretch the legs. Get the hands taped up for the ONT.

Back later.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 08:24 PM (4Mv1T)

251 There's this story today that's blowing up huge you know. The IRS thing? Going thermonuclear. Be nice to see something about it here, you guys.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 11, 2013 08:26 PM (V1ZIU)

252 I know it's too much to ask of the MSM to recognize patterns of abuse when they can't even recognize the instances as stories.

Posted by: no good deed at May 11, 2013 08:28 PM (QzEdR)

253 Regarding the IRS, go on SFGATE find the IRS story, look at all the comments from people who have no problem with the whole thing. Idiots.

Posted by: navybrat at May 11, 2013 08:30 PM (1uA+C)

254 look at all the comments from people who have no problem with the whole thing. Idiots.

Posted by: navybrat


Idiots -> immoral sacks of shit who are poking the lion.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 11, 2013 08:32 PM (YTstp)

255 Go to a San Francisco media site? No thanks. I'd rather set my testicles on fire.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 11, 2013 08:33 PM (V1ZIU)

256 I never can make heads or tails out of the night sky and the stars. The only constellation I ever see iS the Big Dipper. I think you guys just make up the rest.

Posted by: ALH at May 11, 2013 08:34 PM (B5MYq)

257 New one up.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 08:36 PM (4Mv1T)

258 247 I was in the 7th grade when Alan Shepherd rode the first capsule into space.

My school had a radio which they placed next to the intercom system so we could all listen. I can remember it vividly; I was in study hall at a table in the old library.

Posted by: Miss Marple at May 11, 2013 08:20 PM (GoIUi)


Here's the whole flight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xd9kg-fJ9g

"lunarmodule5" has a terrific YouTube page, where he has collected original TV footage and audio from Mission Control.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2013 08:43 PM (sdi6R)

259 I forgot to mention that I was 3 years old at the time of Alan Shepard's flight. I don't remember it, but my dad said I was sitting in his lap while he watched it.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2013 08:46 PM (sdi6R)

260 I see this thread ran it's course out just in time for the IRS bombshell.
Anyways if you guys CAN get out there to the stars, do so. I'm heading out to the mountain to look backwards in time.

Posted by: CAC at May 11, 2013 09:00 PM (2sM4I)

261 Thanks CAC. I prefer your posts in the evenings. I can only stress about the political landscape, or moonscape, such as it is, but for just so long during each day. I like the wide open spaces in your posts.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 09:41 PM (4Mv1T)

262 I agree with Tobacco Road. I appreciate these posts, CAC.

Then again, I am kind of an astronomy/space buff. Mostly I just read about it and watch video on my computer. I should dust off the ol' telescope and go outside one of these nights.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2013 09:46 PM (sdi6R)

263 I have had large trees blocking my view of the night sky, except when I look straight up, at every house I have lived in for the past 30 years. I would love to have a BIG view of the night sky wherever I live next. And not so much city light obscuring my view.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at May 11, 2013 09:52 PM (4Mv1T)

264 thanks Lurcher, will do, am doing

Posted by: thunderb at May 11, 2013 09:55 PM (nH8jP)

265
CAC,

Abit late to post this but, oh well. You can see the Southern Cross from the Keys from December to June. The rest of the year it rises during the daytime. Another great place to see it from Florida is Flamingo in the Everglades. For photography it's great because there is a slight glow from the lights of the Keys to show the horizon. The best time is when it's very cool. The sky can be crystal clear from the low humidity. Also, no mosquitos. There have been times when I thought they were going to carry me away there were so many.

Posted by: ExSnipe at May 12, 2013 07:31 AM (PBm/l)

266 So where's this mega comet we were supposed to see by now in the evening sky?

Posted by: Corona at May 12, 2013 08:31 AM (fh2Y7)






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