Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/24/18 )

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(Born To Be ONT)


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Is your humble abode safe? I mean really safe? Everyday items that can kill the hell out of you.

Lutherans hardest hit as Jello is on the list.

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More Valu-Rite research indicates that alcohol plays a much bigger role in causing dementia.

Narrowing in on the over 1 million patients newly diagnosed with dementia during that time, the researchers found that heavy alcohol use was a substantial risk factor for every common type of dementia, particularly early-onset cases caught before the age of 65. More than half of the 57,000 patients diagnosed with early-onset dementia—57 percent—showed signs of alcohol-related brain damage or were diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder at the same time.

All told, they estimated that people with diagnosed alcohol problems were more than three times likely to develop any kind of dementia earlier, and over twice as likely to develop forms of dementia not typically associated with alcohol, such as Alzheimer’s.

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The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller.


Whether he drowned or was butchered by cannibals he didn't go out with a smile on his face like his old man.


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Faith and veganism throw in some meat and a microwave and things don't work out well.

A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.

YouTube vlogger Mari Lopez, who touted her beliefs that raw veganism, juicing and faith in God cured her stage four breast cancer, succumbed to her illness in December after it spread to her liver, blood, and lungs.

Lopez, one half of the vlogging duo Mari & Liz, gained notoriety after she and her niece Liz Johnson claimed that faith in God and a vegan lifestyle was curing her cancer.

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Our world is too technologically advanced. How you ask? Smart dildo. And we aren't talking Charlie Brown's Dildo either.

You have never experienced this level of comfort before: adult webcam platform CamSoda has engineered a hi-tech dildo that will not only help you achieve robust orgasms, but will also hit up Domino’s and order a pizza for you after you’ve cum.

Unlike your dumb dildo, the so-called RubGrub has been equipped with an internet-connected button, which users can press to place a delivery for a pizza after a heated rubbing session.

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When you think of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau what comes to mind? For your humble and unopinionated Cob Douches gotta douche.

Bhaavna Arora, a bestselling Indian author, also chimed in, accusing Trudeau of wearing 'fancy dress' and saying she found it 'fake and annoying'.

Shekhar Gupta, founder of Indian newspaper ThePrint also mocked the Canadian Prime Minister, accusing him of 'running a week-long “election campaign” in India in fancy dress.'

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Celine Dion + Metallica = ?


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Are you Morons a little low on cash? The ONT's recommendation? Stop at an art shop, pick up some canvas and shop at a grocery store and buy some condiments.

However, another piece of “art,” appropriately titled Untitled, was bought for $46,437,500. As you can see, it resembles what would probably happen if a 2-year-old toddler was left on its own with a bottle of ketchup.


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Is she a successful entrepreneur? No. Is she a Genius Award Winner? Yes.

Neatherlin, 32, was arrested March 15 after police found seven children younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in Bend while she was at a tanning salon.

I foresee a future without tanning for about 25 years.


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1 Dark in here...

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 24, 2018 09:22 PM (3JQ/p)

2 Evening

Posted by: Bruce at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (8ikIW)

3 Who turned on the lights?

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (3JQ/p)

4 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (e9G8E)

5 Nice road. I'll go get Thelma and Louise.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (9SkN+)

6 I don't like the way that cannibal is looking at Michael Rockefeller.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (9SkN+)

7 Bad news to Catholic morons in Colorado: I went to the service tonight and learnt the archdiocese had sent out an email... about Dreamers.

They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy Dreamers.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (6FqZa)

8 United and Delta both gave in to the SJW mob today.

FedEx so far is sticking with the NRA.

A message in support to FedEx will greatly help, spread the word.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (6nRrz)

9 Sorry to hear that boulder terlit hobo.

Sometimes the bishops get confused about their proper role in religious life.

Bless their hearts.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (tr2D7)

10 I have been on that road. On my Panhead. ThanX! Mis Hum

McGyver, Out

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (5HYYq)

11 Nice pic MH. Makes me want to plan that road trip the missus and I have on our bucket list.

Thanks for the ONT as well!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (+ldAm)

12 Bon soir.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (xGMkv)

13 7 Bad news to Catholic morons in Colorado: I went to the service tonight and learnt the archdiocese had sent out an email... about Dreamers.

They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy Dreamers.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (6FqZa)

If the dreamers are such outstanding and upright people they should go back to their shit hole countries of origin and make them outstanding and upright.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (3/sUh)

14 Hey! Top ten! Now to read the amazing amount of content

McGyver, Over

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (5HYYq)

15 *grunts*
*scratches*

Hey, an ONT!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (NWiLs)

16 Lopez, one half of the vlogging duo Mari & Liz, gained notoriety after she and her niece Liz Johnson claimed that faith in God and a vegan lifestyle was curing her cancer.


A vegan lifestyle didn't save Hitler's brain from ending up all over a painting of Frederick the Great.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (9SkN+)

17 Already an NRA Life member, but I feel like I should throw some more cash their way, to show support. Endowment is another $1000 though. Thats like, the better part of two Glocks...

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (3JQ/p)

18 I don't care what anyone says, Justine Trudeau looked absolutely resplendent in qxyzir sari whilst in India...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (e9G8E)

19 Bon soir.
Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (xGMkv)



Bonas notchez.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (9SkN+)

20 Wanna bet this little Hogg jerk, the activist Parkland student, would be 180 on the school cop if the incident had happened in Sheriff Joe's old domain?

He's as hard left as his congresstwit, DWS.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (5OEn4)

21 Hey everybody.

I read the dangerous items list. Oh brudder.

Especially funny is the warning about umbrellas. Yeah, that's likely to happen. Another thing you should never do with an umbrella: slide one down your throat, and then hit the 'unfold' button. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (eMKNe)

22 I loves me some technology!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (gwPgz)

23 From last thread:

"Well, you had extra time to tour the Gut of Naples.



Your CO was misinformed. For all our technology, for all our
avoiding trouble, the Sea is always trying to kill you. And no mater
how big the ship, the Sea can be bigger at times.



I hope he did not get a follow-on command, or when he left there was no band.

Posted by: NaCly Dog"

When in Naples we were standing around outside one of the local bars, and an older Italian woman walked by and flashed her panties at us. One of the guys screamed "I'm blind!"

Different CO we had got a sailor killed by ordering him to work on a piece of equipment without proper safety interlocks. Elevator hatch cover ended up slamming down on the guy when he was half inside the hatch, and pretty much sliced him in two.

Same CO also has his wife come on board while in port. She walked up the gangway while he was waiting on the quarterdeck. In her hands she had a bouquet of flowers he had sent her. She threw them in his face, turned around, and walked back down the gangplank.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:32 PM (w+Jhj)

24 A vegan lifestyle didn't save Hitler's brain from ending up all over a painting of Frederick the Great.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:30 PM (9SkN+)


Warranty void if Russia is invaded.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:32 PM (y87Qq)

25 I loves me some technology!
Posted by: Hrothgar


So we've heard.

Posted by: The NSA at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (eMKNe)

26 Whether true or not how ignorant is it for the CPAC guy to say on the radio that Steele was selected for RNC chairman because he was black. I want nothing to do with these retards.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (2DOZq)

27 Revoke ALL tax breaks for any airline corp defying NRA and use funds for school security.

Posted by: ha at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (MAstk)

28 Michael Rockefeller = Long Pig.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (2NqXo)

29 January Neatherlin- Stripper, or pole dancer name?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 09:33 PM (5OO3x)

30 Did not Michael Crichton include the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in one of his books ? I mean somewhat "disguised, but... What was it. It was about globull warmening Help a Moron out

McGyver, struggling with his memory

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:34 PM (5HYYq)

31 Another thing you should never do with an umbrella: slide one down your throat, and then hit the 'unfold' button. :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:31 PM (eMKNe)


"He died doing what he loved..."

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:34 PM (y87Qq)

32 If the dreamers are such outstanding and upright people they should go back to their shit hole countries of origin and make them outstanding and upright.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:29 PM (3/sUh)


What am I missing here, MisHum? This seems like such an obvious solution!

Oh wait; the problem to the liberals is that we (almost) have a functioning society, but it just needs the richness of diversity to make it "better"!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:35 PM (gwPgz)

33 Two million umbrella deaths a year?

That must be in Russia where they use those polonium umbrellas.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:35 PM (9SkN+)

34 It's a rainy night here in Ardsley NY. Unfortunately it's supposed to rain again tomorrow, our day off. Found a nice bar around the corner from our Airbnb. It's called The Quarry. Any NY morons ever been there?

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (fIn37)

35 @7 They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy Dreamers.
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1.) I don't live in Colorado
2.) I'm not Catholic

However, this strikes me as the perfect opportunity to go and demand that your congresscritter agree to build Trump's wall. I mean, that was the deal that Trump offered, wasn't it? Build the wall and he'd give the Dreamers a path to citizenship?

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (VAt5v)

36 Cicero, yup.

I think those umbrella deaths occur in the same neighborhood where people are always dying in a huge explosion, because a cartoon cat was trying to kill a cartoon mouse. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (eMKNe)

37
Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)

38 AshevilleRobert

Thanks for the reply.

Wow, your second CO had some real issues. I hope the XO and CMC got the rest of the crew through that bad patch safely. Sad about the sailor.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:37 PM (hyuyC)

39 McGyver, struggling with his memory
Posted by: Mcgyver
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If you were the *real* Mcgyver, you would have build an device to research the Crichton book at distance using a orange crate, VW engine and a tampon to retrieve your answer.

Good Day To You Sir!!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:37 PM (tr2D7)

40 >>>Lutherans hardest hit as Jello is on the list.

Umbrellas, too. I know someone who had a close call with one.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (djCea)

41 \Naval Academy Rocked By Drug Scandal; Drug Ring Bought Cocaine With Bitcoin

Ten midshipmen were part of the elaborate scheme to supply midshipmen throughout the Naval Academy with powerful drugs including cocaine, LSD, and Ketamine.

https://goo.gl/2oq7hL

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (gQ+h5)

42 Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)


Congrats and may you have many many more!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (gwPgz)

43 so sick of the term, "dreamers." they are fucking illegals. end of fucking story.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (KP5rU)

44 'Rockefeller?' Never heard of him, *urrrp*.

Posted by: An Asmat at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (5OO3x)

45 Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)



You don't have much time left to buy her an Opel. Just avoid the ones with the manual transmissions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (9SkN+)

46 @33 Two million umbrella deaths a year?

That must be in Russia where they use those polonium umbrellas.
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Nah. It's all of the umbrella swords and umbrella guns built by Q Branch of MI6.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (VAt5v)

47 A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.

Whoops.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (NWiLs)

48 Are basketballs on the list?

Posted by: LeBron James at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (rctDH)

49 PDT has been tweeting away today. Nothing gets him down. My admiration for him grows by leaps and bounds everyday.

Posted by: Tuna at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (jm1YL)

50 Good evening and hello fellows. Is the ONT early or am I Saturday? (Bangs head to straighten out speech circus)

Posted by: mindful webworker - virtually realish at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (3tLP6)

51 49
PDT has been tweeting away today. Nothing gets him down. My admiration for him grows by leaps and bounds everyday.

Posted by: Tuna at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (jm1YL)

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Anything noteworthy? I don't do the twitters myself.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (6nRrz)

52 Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (gQ+h5)

I particularly like the number "ten" which sort of sounds like an endemic number!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (gwPgz)

53 Monument Valley! We are heading down that road next weekend, through Mexican Hat, UT, and then south.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (5OEn4)

54 So do we call Obama's handling of an umbrella an attempted assassination?

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (2DOZq)

55 *whew. they left us off the list*

Posted by: Tide pods at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (cp1if)

56 Americans are Dreamers too!

And Doers. We left the keys in a buggy on the Moon. Who else dreamed of doing that?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (hyuyC)

57 40 >>>Lutherans hardest hit as Jello is on the list.

Umbrellas, too. I know someone who had a close call with one.
Posted by: Michelle Obama at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (djCea)

He is a muslim not a lutheran

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (3/sUh)

58 You may say I'm a dreamer,
'cuz I was smuggled here in a trunk...

Posted by: Juan Lennon at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (eMKNe)

59 Going to send in my membership money for the NRA. I imagine quite a few other folks will be doing the same. Haven't done so in a while but it's time.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (prxs+)

60 Cicero, s'appnin?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (xGMkv)

61 so sick of the term, "dreamers." they are fucking illegals. end of fucking story.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:38 PM (KP5rU)


Nah, it's cool. "Dreamer" just means "in violation of federal law".

I know a guy who's a dreamer too. But, like, for tax evasion and mail fraud.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (y87Qq)

62 Used to have an Open Kadet. Cool little car with some pep.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (fIn37)

63 I saw a bad documentary on I think National Geographic which suggested the the young Rockefeller was cooked and et by an as yet undiscovered man-like creature. Not homo sapiens but homo not yet identified.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (+Tibp)

64 50 Good evening and hello fellows. Is the ONT early or am I Saturday? (Bangs head to straighten out speech circus)
Posted by: mindful webworker - virtually realish at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (3tLP6

Early.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (3/sUh)

65 Hadrian the Seventh

Party like it's your 4th Anniversary!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (hyuyC)

66 You may say I'm a dreamer,
'cuz I was smuggled here in a trunk...
Posted by: Juan Lennon at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (eMKNe)



Imagine would have been so much better with a mariachi music arrangement.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (9SkN+)

67 "Rockefeller? Tastes like chicken."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:42 PM (eMKNe)

68 7 They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones Monday calling up
their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for the dreamy
Dreamers.

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What about separation of Church and state. They should lose their tax exemption.

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (4fiCC)

69
I particularly like the number "ten" which sort of sounds like an endemic number!

Posted by: Hrothgar
....



If one of those midshipmen should happen to fall..



NINE midshipmen were part of the elaborate scheme to supply midshipmen
throughout the Naval Academy with powerful drugs including cocaine, LSD,
and Ketamine....

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (gQ+h5)

70 Is Pixy Misa going to tinker with the blog tonight?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (hyuyC)

71 Cicero, s'appnin?
Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:41 PM (xGMkv)


Clickin' the keys like monkey on crack

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (9SkN+)

72 The cannibals also ate oysters when the ate Rockefeller.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (2DOZq)

73 That's Opel, damn auto cucumber.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (fIn37)

74 66: imagine would have been so much better nuked from space. fucking drivel. done by a dipshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (KP5rU)

75 47
A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.



Whoops.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:39 PM (NWiLs)

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While I love my wife very much one thing that drives me insane about her is her willingness to believe in the latest fad like gluten free or whatever the fuck. And we go through this conversation
Her: Have you heard about this latest XYZ thing? People swear it cures all sorts of thingsMe: It's probably bullshit and just the latest snake oilHer: No really, people all over have proof that it worksMe: Then if it really works to cure (fill in disease name) then why isn't everyone with that disease buying this miracle cure and getting cured? Why isn't this miracle disease on the front page of every newspaper and the lead story on every newscast? Why isn't every doctor telling their patients about it?
Her: Why do you always have to be so negative about everything?Me: I'm going to walk the dog now.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (6nRrz)

76 Hey, Tony Pete! We all get forgetful as we approach 29. "State of Fear" SO, there. and I used a paperclip that appeared at the bottom left of my screen when I went to search.

McGyver, Over

Posted by: Mcgyver at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (5HYYq)

77 Aww!! Congrats Hadrian! Here's to many more!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (dUJdY)

78
I think I should just stop paying taxes and say that I just want to do more for America by investing it in businesses that provide the middle-class jobs we're told are so important. So, how about an amnesty?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (TK5zw)

79 Is Pixy Misa going to tinker with the blog tonight?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (hyuyC)


You forgot to include the "When"!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (gwPgz)

80 I saw a bad documentary on I think National Geographic which suggested the the young Rockefeller was cooked and et by an as yet undiscovered man-like creature. Not homo sapiens but homo not yet identified.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0


I keep telling you cops, I didn't eat nobody!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (eMKNe)

81

Nightmares.

not dreamers.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (LATmp)

82 You know, seeking out cannibalistic tribes of savages with bones through their noses - literally - to hang out with might just not be the greatest idea.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (NWiLs)

83 If CA can ignore immigration laws, can Texas ignore EPA rules on oil? Why the fuck not?

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:46 PM (6nRrz)

84 Booze causes chronic b vitamin deficiency, especially of thiamine. Korsikoff's, they call it. Easily treated.

Lurv that top photo.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 09:46 PM (fA1SL)

85 82 You know, seeking out cannibalistic tribes of savages with bones through their noses - literally - to hang out with might just not be the greatest idea.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (NWiLs)

He could have just gone to Evergreen College.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:46 PM (2DOZq)

86 I keep telling you cops, I didn't eat nobody!
Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 09:45 PM (eMKNe)

What she said was technically true. But then a cavity search revealed the horrifying truth.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (NWiLs)

87 all the streets are brown
cuz we live in them
I've been for a walk
and I'm on the lam
I'd vote democratic
If they'll just let me
california dreamer
here since i was 3. . .

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (xGMkv)

88
We left the keys in a buggy on the Moon.

Don't make a good boy go bad!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (IqV8l)

89 Monument Valley! We are heading down that road next weekend, through Mexican Hat, UT, and then south.

Eat at the Mexican Hat hotel. Home of the swinging steak! We've stayed there. Lots of fun

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 24, 2018 09:47 PM (mReZ/)

90 What about separation of Church and state.

Oh, this homily was a doozy. Pastor strongly implied that the separation of Church and state wasn't a thing. Jesus needs to be in the voting booth with us, he told us. "we are Catholics first" he told us. I swear I am not making any of this up.

One reason I am posting this here is in the hope there's another highway-36 church which has interpreted this bishop's email in a less awful fashion, or has rejected it entirely.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (6FqZa)

91 Have you heard about this latest XYZ thing? People swear it cures all
sorts of things... It's probably bullshit and just the latest snake oil.

///

I know this conversation.

" That's what Big Medicine and their Corporate Drug Shills WANT you to think."

*pause*

* mouth noises *


" MONSANTO!!11!!"

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (gQ+h5)

92 I bought my new toy today. Went into Lowe's completely and utterly clueless as to what to buy. Some elderly gentleman working there asked me if I needed help. I pulled out my bullet casing and said yeah.. I need to drill a hole in the bottom of this. Can you tell me what tool I need that doesn't cost a fortune? He showed me what he said would work, then asked who I was planning on killing. I lol'd but had no idea why he asked me that. I just said.. I make jewelry I'm not planning on killing anyone.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (dUJdY)

93 Bhaavna Arora, a bestselling Indian author, also chimed in, accusing Trudeau of wearing 'fancy dress' and saying she found it 'fake and annoying'.

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No, it's not annoying. She should pull the stick out of her ass. Just enjoy it for the comedy. That goofy happy look on his face as he's all decked out like the Mahareshi Mahesh Yogi- it's priceless humor. Don't inject politics into it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (/qEW2)

94 90: find a new church or something. or, start your own.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (KP5rU)

95 Some traveling music...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=attPbjuxli0

Posted by: davidt at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (djCea)

96 No way do I believe that 2 million people a year are killed due to umbrella accidents.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (RfzVr)

97 find a new church or something. or, start your own.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (KP5rU)



*fistbump*

Posted by: L. Ron Hubbard at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (9SkN+)

98 National Geographic which suggested the the young Rockefeller was cooked and et by an as yet undiscovered man-like creature.

Like what, a tribe of lost Denisovans?

The actual investigation found that the local New Guineans admitted to cooking and eating him. Guess NatGeo didn't like the implications for their narrative.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (6FqZa)

99 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (eMKNe)

100 I know this conversation.

" That's what Big Medicine and their Corporate Drug Shills WANT you to think."

*pause*

* mouth noises *


" MONSANTO!!11!!"


Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (gQ+h5)

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Heh. Yep. Up until a few years ago I had never heard of Monsanto. And now they are LITERALLY WORSE THAN HITLER!!

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (6nRrz)

101 Diane Feinstein is in very real danger of losing her Senate seat to state senate president Kevin de Leon. Hard left Hispanic f, son of immigrants, for open borders and amnesty, sponsored le g is lion to prohibit enforcement of immigration laws, etc....openly playing the race card with Hipanics and pointing out Feinstein is not one of them and her time has passed.

Surpising to nobody but Diane Feinstein. This is not how population replacement was supposed to work.

Posted by: Ripley at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (NbRJx)

102 96
No way do I believe that 2 million people a year are killed due to umbrella accidents.


Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 09:49 PM (RfzVr)

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Are the assault umbrellas with the thing that goes up?

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (6nRrz)

103 99: a dildo glued to his forehead?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (KP5rU)

104 99 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (eMKNe)

Workboots and a strap-on.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (D9v9b)

105 Eat at the Mexican Hat hotel. Home of the swinging steak! We've stayed there. Lots of fun
Posted by: Pete Seria
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Uhhhhh. . . Pete.

Swinging steak?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (tr2D7)

106 103 99: a dildo glued to his forehead?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (KP5rU)

Look, a unicorn!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (D9v9b)

107 " MONSANTO!!11!!"
Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 09:48 PM (gQ+h5)

See you been hanging with Neil Young and Daryl Hannah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (3/sUh)

108 bth, my church doesn't do stuff like that. it's online, too, if you're interested.

i hereby invite you. www. gdconline. org

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (xGMkv)

109 99 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 09:50 PM (eMKNe)



He would have to have a Subaru helicoptered in.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (9SkN+)

110 Justine's "crossing the Strait of Mytilini"?

I thought he already had...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (e9G8E)

111 What would Justin Trudeau wear for his trip to the Island of Lesbos?
Posted by: qdpsteve

More importantly, what would his wife's boyfriend wear?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:53 PM (+Tibp)

112 *Plants Flag*

Let's all win together!

...wait?

I didn't Win?

Eat crap, Midgets.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:53 PM (Ckg4U)

113 Used to have an Open Kadet. Cool little car with some pep.
Posted by: Traveling Man
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* recollects C&D project car 'J. Edgar Opel' *

Posted by: Tide pods at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (ZpfqO)

114 "You have never experienced this level of comfort before: adult webcam
platform CamSoda has engineered a hi-tech dildo that will not only help
you achieve robust orgasms, but will also hit up Domino's and order a
pizza for you after you've cum."

Domino's? Yuk!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (w+Jhj)

115 Justin Trudeau is the Johnny Weir of prime ministers.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (EzdLW)

116 Harry and Tonto starring Art Carney on TCM. Now.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (+Tibp)

117 justine trudeau is a spinner. no question.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (KP5rU)

118 Does it really make a difference who is the senator from Commiefornia? They will all vote the exact same way. Might as well just send a cardboard cutout of to DC and save taxpayers some money.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (6nRrz)

119 Swinging steak?

That's their claim to fame. Was featured on the show "Feasting on Asphalt" so we decided to stop there. Only 3 things on the menu. The cook looks like something straight out of Wagontrain. Good music too.

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 24, 2018 09:54 PM (mReZ/)

120 Eat crap, Midgets.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:53 PM

*******

Hah!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (e9G8E)

121 i see you bastards started early this evening...


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (5kusT)

122 112; Slap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (KP5rU)

123 Top 125 and I read the content! Yes, I am just that good!

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 09:55 PM (O6yAf)

124 Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)

Feeling better? Ya had me worried there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:56 PM (hyuyC)

125 More importantly, what would his wife's boyfriend wear?
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0
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The Paolo, he is an example of sartorial elegance, at all times.

Posted by: Paolo at February 24, 2018 09:56 PM (ZpfqO)

126 thanks davidt. that's one of my personal favorites.

the silver bullet band

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:56 PM (xGMkv)

127 Kylie Jenner might actually be a genius. I hope she shorted Snap hard before tweeting

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:57 PM (6FqZa)

128 Get your prayer requests in now, as I'll be posting them in the Noon Eastern thread tomorrow.*

*Let's say that I'm not drunk.

home made gravy 71 at the hooya dot com.

Simplification in my nomenclature sock.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:57 PM (Ckg4U)

129 any shithead that plays flute in a so called "metal" band needs to be crotch kicked into infinity. what a pile of shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (KP5rU)

130 Neatherlin, 32, was arrested March 15 after police found seven children younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in Bend while she was at a tanning salon.

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Why would you entrust your children to a place called "Little Giggles"? Sounds like the name of a creepy clown horror movie.

And as a year round sunblock user, the deeper question of the idiocy here is why do people go to tanning salons? Don't they know what UV rays do to you?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (/qEW2)

131 At least Nelson Rockefeller knew how to respond to dirty fucking hippies

https://tinyurl.com/hh9ucld

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (O5Q3r)

132 true story: back in the day, when i first was out of 91Q school, i looked into getting a j*b as a pharmacy tech on one of indian reservations, so i could live in the 4 corners area...

one small problem: they would hire pharmacists from the real world, but the tech positions were all for indians

i wonder how much different my life would have been if the US government didn't discriminate in hiring practices?


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (5kusT)

133 MisHum, thank you for all this interesting content. You put out several posts each week, and I just wanted to tell you that we all appreciate you very much.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (O6yAf)

134 Workboots and a strap-on.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (D9v9b)

I doubt Justin owns workboots and the boots would cover his faggy socks.

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (4fiCC)

135 Therapy comfort dildos.

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (rdl6o)

136 It wasn't good, Salty. I'm okay.

Chavez!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (Ckg4U)

137 any shithead that plays flute in a so called "metal" band needs to be crotch kicked into infinity

Love ya chavez, no homo, but operatic / melodic / folk metal is(are) a serious thing(s).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (6FqZa)

138 Scary, black, assault umbrellas. We need to have background checks before anyone can purchase them And only if you're at least 21 years old.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (RfzVr)

139 Yes, umbrellas can be treacherous.

Ever since one tried to strangle me going through a gate, I always demand a Marine hold the umbrella for me.

Posted by: Barry "Man-i-lovv" Oblambo at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (3tLP6)

140
99: a dildo glued to his forehead?

A Gherkin and a Merkin

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (IqV8l)

141 Trudeau was wearing multi-colored striped socks at one of the power summits President Trump attended.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (xGMkv)

142 Well, went to watch the dogs run today, down by Mulcahy Stadium. The boy was at hockey practice so DH and walked down to the creek. It's the Open World Championship Sled Dog Race, part of Fur Rendezvous. 21 teams this year, and at 25 miles a day for three days, it's a sprint race. Those dogs just fly, with big grins on their faces. If you'd like to see photos, try:

https://tinyurl.com/ycuxs43a

I grew up around this, but my husband did not. He is always amazed at how quietly the sleds run by, at top speed. I suppose it is sort of like the first time you go flying in a hot air balloon, and you can hear everything anybody says on the ground because it is so quiet.

It was a lot of fun.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (NXsWM)

143 Man, what a 4-man men's bob final. Of course, ESPN carries the real story: the Nigerian (well, American) women's bobsled team.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 09:59 PM (Cmp0w)

144 137: where?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (KP5rU)

145 Here's a nice photo I saw earlier. It shows a SpaceX employee setting up a camera before the Falcon Heavy launch.

https://pbs.tw___.com/media/DWkc0DkU8AEfekz.jpg

It gives you an idea of the size of that beast. Fully half of it is not even visible.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

146 Anyone else find that Puddles clown guy sort of creepy? And I'm not one of those people that are creeped out by clowns.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (EzdLW)

147 Slap - To return the favor , St Pertersburg Philharmonic doing theme from Magnificent Seven
https://youtu.be/6O08vVSFles

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (aC6Sd)

148 Why would you entrust your children to a place called "Little Giggles"? Sounds like the name of a creepy clown horror movie.

I'd rather entrust my kids to clowns than to the joker who really needed that tan. Were there no red flags?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (6FqZa)

149 Substitute i m g for the underscore.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (sdi6R)

150 skip intro

That is a disturbing story on the Midshipmen.

Personally, it was worse. I am sure I served under the Naval Academy Cadet Commandant (2nd in Command at the Academy) Captain Chadwick's father or grandfather! when he was a DesRon Commander. No, I'm not getting older. Denial, not just a river in the Sudan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:01 PM (hyuyC)

151
Scary, black, assault umbrellas.

With high magazine clips.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 10:01 PM (IqV8l)

152 since we have a request for operatic metal . . .

Obsidian Shell
youtube.com/watch?v=7Mr11ffa1qk

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 10:02 PM (6FqZa)

153 That is a disturbing story on the Midshipmen.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

My son has a high school classmate who's a senior at Annapolis. Yeesh.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 10:02 PM (+Tibp)

154 127 Kylie Jenner might actually be a genius. I hope she shorted Snap hard before tweeting
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:57 PM (6FqZa)



Haaahahahahahaha!!!!!

Genius? Her dad, uh, mom, uh, producer? is cutting off his wang. The one that made her. How do you suppose that reflects upon her?

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (NXsWM)

155 Celine Dion + AC/DC

Warning: this might give you nightmares

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21iW_YMLvmU

Posted by: mark1971 at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (xPl2J)

156 152; I'll let Slap handle that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (KP5rU)

157 One of those was a MidshipWoman.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (2DOZq)

158 People do drugs in all walks of life, all professions, all colleges. It's not that shocking to hear Naval Academy students do it as well.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (6nRrz)

159 146 Anyone else find that Puddles clown guy sort of creepy? And I'm not one of those people that are creeped out by clowns.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:00 PM (EzdLW)

His shtick is weird.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (NWiLs)

160 Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (O6yAf)

Blushes
Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (3/sUh)

161 Here is a tinyurl link:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd5wk7bv

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (sdi6R)

162 here's one with a flute

youtube.com/watch?v=GDHOES9Td_k

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (6FqZa)

163 "Wow, your second CO had some real issues. Posted by: NaCly Dog"

Issues? He had the whole f*ing subscription.

There's an interesting book, no longer in print because of legal action by the subject of the book, about a near mutiny on a destroyer escort during the Vietnam war. It's called The Arnheiter Affair.

The captain of that DE reminds me of that CO I mentioned.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (w+Jhj)

164 Unlike your dumb dildo, the so-called RubGrub has been equipped with an internet-connected button, which users can press to place a delivery for a pizza after a heated rubbing session.

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You don't even have to tip the delivery boy. He sniffs the bills and that counts as the tip.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (/qEW2)

165 Blushes
Thanks
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (3/sUh)

Ace needs to give you a raise!

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (O6yAf)

166 rickl

That's a good picture. Sure brings home the size of Falcon Heavy.

Did anyone talk about the Grumman satellite that was supposedly lost?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:07 PM (hyuyC)

167 That vegan vloggers evil bullshit.

Posted by: Dang at February 24, 2018 10:07 PM (v49Tn)

168 shep smith is quite adept on the flute.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (KP5rU)

169 People do drugs in all walks of life, all professions, all colleges. It's not that shocking to hear Naval Academy students do it as well.

Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 10:04 PM (6nRrz)


Sort of like why should we expect integrity from the FBI, DoJ, DoS or Congress, right?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (gwPgz)

170 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:06 PM (/qEW2)

I doubt most young men today know what the aroma is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (3/sUh)

171 Wind-blown Umbrellas CAN and do kill; I was on a beach once when this happened. But NOT 2,000,000 people a year.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:09 PM (mc8++)

172 AshevilleRobert

Your poor crew.

I knew about the The Arnheiter Affair book. I've had it in my hands several times. Did not read it because I wanted to avoid learning about bad leadership in action. I feel blessed I never served with Holly Graf, for example.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:10 PM (hyuyC)

173 MisHum, did you take that shot of the highway in Monument Valley? It reminds me of shots from the movie Electra Glide In Blue.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:10 PM (EzdLW)

174

The Pentagon on Wednesday announced a new "deploy or be removed" policy that could affect up to nearly 300,000 service members who have been non-deployable for the past 12 months.

According to various estimates, between 11 to 14 percent -- or well over 200,000 service members -- of the 2.1 million personnel serving on active duty, in the reserves or National Guard are currently non-deployable on any given day, hindering military readiness.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 10:11 PM (IqV8l)

175 Puddles is extremely creepy!

The first time the youngest Zettaispawn saw a clown, she froze terrified and turned the most disturbing shade of ashen grey...

She's never been quite the same since, of course she was quite young at the time!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 10:12 PM (e9G8E)

176 I doubt most young men today know what the aroma is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (3/sUh)


Conor pup looked at me like WTF, I was laughing so hard!...

BUT, having said that "Sort of like soy, or so I've been told!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:12 PM (gwPgz)

177 Undoubtedly already noted: Drive north from Kayenta, AZ toward Mexican Hat, Utah to see the view above. The view is looking south toward AZ in Monument Valley. Seen in Forrest Gump.

Then go through Mexican Hat and turn left on UT 261 for a great drive up a mesa toward Natural Bridges National Monument. Trust me on this: don't drink when you do that road trip.

Posted by: RS at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (CNQqJ)

178 My local diocese bent over backwards to please the growing Hispanic population, seeing the solution to their money and priest problem. Then it discovered that Hispanics do not put money in the collection plate. The diocese has closed several churches in the past few years, many of them dedicated to serving the Hispanic population. The diocese also discovered that evangelism has been poaching their congregations right, left, and center.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (012yj)

179 The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller.
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All cultures are equal right? Eating a guy because some OTHER guys who shared his skin color killed some of your people is normal...right?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (Z8FFX)

180 "Your poor crew.



I knew about the The Arnheiter Affair book. I've had it in my hands
several times. Did not read it because I wanted to avoid learning
about bad leadership in action. I feel blessed I never served with
Holly Graf, for example"

I'd recommend going ahead and reading it if you get another chance.

The bad captain was offset a bit by having a great XO, but then they both left at almost the same time and the new CO was great but the new XO was a real asshole.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (w+Jhj)

181 rnxx, rnxx, rnxx, it;s just an umbrella, rnxx, rnxx, rnxx.

Posted by: The Penguin at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (djCea)

182 Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 10:10 PM (EzdLW)

I've been to the Monument Valley but it is not a photo of mine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:14 PM (3/sUh)

183 They did DNA tests and found Justin Trudeau is related to Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Isophorone at February 24, 2018 10:14 PM (HbXav)

184 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.

Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (fgIHt)

185 diocese also discovered that evangelism has been poaching their congregations right, left, and center.
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*guilty*

Posted by: lin-duh at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (kufk0)

186 Wind-blown Umbrellas CAN and do kill; I was on a beach once when this happened. But NOT 2,000,000 people a year.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:09 PM (mc8++)


Not exactly an umbrella, but definitely a potential killer

be sure to read comment 1
http://tinyurl.com/y8v2wshy

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (gwPgz)

187 Neatherlin, 32, was arrested March 15 after police found seven children
younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in
Bend while she was at a tanning salon.


All childcare facilities in Oregon, including a woman taking care of a couple of kids in her house, are licensed by the Child Care Division, now part of the Dept of Education.

From people I know who have worked there, it is one of the most disorganized non-functional state agencies outside of the Governor's Taskforce on Drought.

IF you smoke tobacco or have a firearm you are immediately barred from getting a license by the way. Convictions for drugs and domestic violence however are not immediate bars to licensing.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (2K6fY)

188 That Michael Rockefeller story reminded me of that scene in Independence Day where are the libs go to the top of the skyscraper to welcome the extra-terrestrials.

Talk about lining up to be a hot lunch.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (O6yAf)

189 Catwoman is the villainess on Batman on MeTV.

During the obligatory fight, Catwoman tells her female minion:

"Maybe I'll fix you up with Robin."
(pauses)
"No, he's too young. Boys at that age are only interested in baseball."


LOL






Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 24, 2018 10:17 PM (8iiMU)

190 It's raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock here in SW OH.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 24, 2018 10:17 PM (N3JsI)

191 The Arnheiter Affair

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I read that many moons ago. Real life Caine Mutiny.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 10:17 PM (+y/Ru)

192 somebody should look into muellers' dealing with hope solo. looks like dropped a mudslide on face. commie fuck.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

193 Anything noteworthy? I don't do the twitters myself.


Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:40 PM (6nRrz)

The Dems released their memo this afternoon.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (FTXAT)

194 184 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.
Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (fgIHt)

They intend to destroy him.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (O6yAf)

195 I knew about the The Arnheiter Affair book. I've had it in my hands several times. Did not read it because I wanted to avoid learning about bad leadership in action. I feel blessed I never served with Holly Graf, for example.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
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Well the COs name was Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter. Marcus Aurelius? Who couldn't see that was a meltdown in the making?

He should have had his ass beat every day in grade school, jr high and high school. Maybe he did - and therein lie the problem.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (tr2D7)

196 166 rickl

That's a good picture. Sure brings home the size of Falcon Heavy.

Did anyone talk about the Grumman satellite that was supposedly lost?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 10:07 PM (hyuyC)


It was a super secret payload, so nobody is allowed to talk about it.

SpaceX said that the Falcon 9 rocket performed properly, and that was all they could say. If the rocket had failed, they would have said so. It would not make sense for them to lie about a thing like that, because it would destroy their credibility among their potential customers, and ensure that they would never get another US Government launch.

The Zuma payload was built by Northrup Grumman, and if it failed after separation, that's on them.

I still suspect that the "failure" story is disinformation. I also think it's possible that the payload wasn't an actual satellite, but an experiment of some sort that wasn't intended to go into permanent orbit.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (sdi6R)

197 John, is that an umbrella under your Macintosh, or are you just glad to see me?

Posted by: Emma Peel at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (djCea)

198 seven children younger than 5 drugged and unattended at her Little Giggles Daycare in Bend while she was at a tanning salon.

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Better living through chemistry!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (+y/Ru)

199 Celine Dion + Metallica = ?

++++

Turd flavored ice cream comes to mind.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (pvjTE)

200 Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:13 PM (Z8FFX)

See my sidebar link about the Muslim world

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (3/sUh)

201 Greetings fappers and fappees. Just flew in from a gig and boy are my arms tired.

Nice ONT, MisHum.

So, what have I missed?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (tRaq7)

202
IF you smoke tobacco or have a firearm you are
immediately barred from getting a license by the way. Convictions for
drugs and domestic violence however are not immediate bars to licensing.



Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM (2K6fY)

The gun ban is likely unconstitutional. Virginia had to change its regulations for that very reason. Now licensed day homes can have guns so long as they are legally stored in accordance with state law.


Some states have barred people who own guns from being foster parents too.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (FTXAT)

203 They intend to destroy him.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:18 PM (O6yAf)


And I truly fear they will succeed because of the imbalance of power!

The judiciary, the legislature, and the administrative state, all arrayed against the President.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:21 PM (gwPgz)

204 Just got back from seeing the Black Panther superhero movie. It was okay. A good solid superhero movie. Basically it was Thor, but with black people.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 24, 2018 10:22 PM (+aYzf)

205 Well the COs name was Marcus Aurelius Arnheiter. Marcus Aurelius? Who couldn't see that was a meltdown in the making?



He should have had his ass beat every day in grade school, jr high
and high school. Maybe he did - and therein lie the problem.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (tr2D7)

Marcus Aurelius is a kick ass name... my great-grandfather's name was Aurelius and my daughter plans on naming her first son after him.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:23 PM (FTXAT)

206 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.
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Trump needs to go to Sessions and tell him that he doesn't care what the Deep State is blackmailing him over/make up if he fires Mueller.

And I expect they'll do a full Roy Moore/Ted Stevens/Robert McDonnell on Sessions if he does.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:23 PM (Z8FFX)

207 Better living through chemistry!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 10:19 PM (+y/Ru) /i]

More and more frequently, I'm beginning to think we did away with the death sentence far too casually!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:24 PM (gwPgz)

208 Why would you entrust your children to a place called "Little Giggles"? Sounds like the name of a creepy clown horror movie.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:58 PM (/qEW2)


There's a horror movie called Dr. Giggles, starring Larry Drake.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 24, 2018 10:24 PM (+F0Wk)

209 A good solid superhero movie. Basically it was Thor, but with black people.
***
Didn't they make one of Thor's buddies black?

I imagine the Norse of say 800 AD would have been a bit surprised.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (Z8FFX)

210 bth......walk away from the Catholic church.....quickly

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (mMeIQ)

211 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.
Posted by: CM9000
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Of course he is. Just like Manafort. It's been the plan all along.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (ZpfqO)

212 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings. This shit has to stop.

Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (fgIHt)

That is well beyond what he is allowed to do. Prosecutors are not allowed to go on fishing expeditions when there is no probable cause to believe a crime has been committed.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (FTXAT)

213 Give Megan Marshack, the bimbo Nelson Rockefeller was banging when he died, a little credit. At least when bought, she stayed bought. I think her silence cost the Manhattan townhouse Nellie had her stashed in and 50 grand. Nobody even knows where she is now.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 10:25 PM (O5Q3r)

214 And I expect they'll do a full Roy Moore/Ted Stevens/Robert McDonnell on Sessions if he does.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:23 PM (Z8FFX)


Sessionzzz needs to take on for Team USA.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:26 PM (gwPgz)

215 one

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:26 PM (gwPgz)

216 So just for the full insanity of all this...

Hillary Clinton pays a British citizen to dig up dirt on Trump. This Brit colludes with the Russians to say Trump was colluding with the Russians.

And this launches an investigation of Trump for "colluding with the Russians" even though it has led to 0 charges of "colluding"...which isn't a crime...and a handful of charges against people for run of the mill, minor criminal offenses.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (Z8FFX)

217
Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings.

What videos did he rent from Blockbuster?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (IqV8l)

218 Genius? Her dad, uh, mom, uh, producer? is cutting off his wang. The one that made her. How do you suppose that reflects upon her?

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 24, 2018 10:03 PM (NXsWM)


========

He's had it all removed for a few years now. It's all decomposed and returned to the ecosystem by now. That would be an interesting concept for a company: Olympic Fertilizer, Inc.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (/qEW2)

219 Gung Hay Fat Choy to all the Chinese morons!

Tonight is the Lunar New Year Parade in Union Square.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (EZebt)

220
Marcus Aurelius is a kick ass name... my great-grandfather's name was Aurelius and my daughter plans on naming her first son after him.
Posted by: redbanzai
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"Stonewall Jackson Fortune", an actual local name.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:28 PM (y3sT9)

221
Little Giggles Daycare -- no pedo vibe from that name, nosiree!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 10:28 PM (pNxlR)

222 Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:27 PM (Z8FFX)

Why it's almost like there is an entrenched administrative state inside the DC Establishment inside the entire Federal Bureaucracy!

Good thing we abandoned the Tenth Amendment way long time ago!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:29 PM (gwPgz)

223 "Stonewall Jackson Fortune", an actual local name.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:28 PM (y3sT9)

That is a super cool name too:-)

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 10:29 PM (FTXAT)

224 Little Giggles Daycare -- no pedo vibe from that name, nosiree!

Drug the little tykes to sleep and then wake them up with a cattle prod.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:30 PM (tRaq7)

225 The Rass polling average has Trump at 50% approval, which means the real % is probably at least 55%.

It the Statists succeed in their war against Trump the shit will hit the fan.

Posted by: davidt at February 24, 2018 10:31 PM (djCea)

226 tcn in AK

Did the work situation get resolved? Hopefully, it will and be positive for you.

Posted by: Agitator at February 24, 2018 10:31 PM (Ynkdd)

227 Sessionzzz needs to take on for Team USA.
***
Well...we as a society need to stop the "Mooring" of conservative politicians.

I had hoped people had woke up when the false charges came up against Moore...after all people ignored the same sort of claims against Trump but...no.

My guess, btw, Sessions has a kid out there that isn't Ms Session's kid. And...I do not care...in the least.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:32 PM (Z8FFX)

228 101 Diane Feinstein is in very real danger of losing her Senate seat to state senate president Kevin de Leon. Hard left Hispanic f, son of immigrants, for open borders and amnesty, sponsored le g is lion to prohibit enforcement of immigration laws, etc....openly playing the race card with Hipanics and pointing out Feinstein is not one of them and her time has passed.

Surpising to nobody but Diane Feinstein. This is not how population replacement was supposed to work.
Posted by: Ripley



Hell hath no fury than unintended consequences scorned.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:32 PM (pY+s4)

229 Give Megan Marshack, the bimbo Nelson Rockefeller was banging when he died, a little credit. At least when bought, she stayed bought. I think her silence cost the Manhattan townhouse Nellie had her stashed in and 50 grand. Nobody even knows where she is now.
Posted by: tu3031
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From the first line of her bio in Wiki -

*Marshack worked on Rockefeller's vice-presidential staff*

I'll be she did!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 10:32 PM (tr2D7)

230 While I love my wife very much one thing that drives me insane about her is her willingness to believe in the latest fad like gluten free or whatever the fuck. And we go through this conversation
Her: Have you heard about this latest XYZ thing? People swear it cures all sorts of things
Me: It's probably bullshit and just the latest snake oil
...
Posted by: #neverskankles at February 24, 2018 09:44 PM (6nRrz)


========

Ok, I see I need to repost the Sid Caesar link from the previous thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpn4_QeS7w8

Just ask your wife to watch that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:33 PM (/qEW2)

231 saturday night cheer...

@ BB

mexican president isn't coming to visit...boo hoo
reason: POTUS tells him they gotta pay for the wall.

love it

Posted by: concrete girl at February 24, 2018 10:33 PM (SJBL7)

232 Mueller is said to be looking into Trump's business dealings
-------------------------------------------------------------

So if he finds some financial impropriety from 2007 or 1998 or 1975, it means he colluded with the Russians in 2016?

Trump's approval in at around 50% . He should publicly call on Mueller to resign if he doesn't have anything pertaining to Russia.
If he doesn't resign, Trump should fire him.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:33 PM (mc8++)

233
58
You may say I'm a dreamer,
'Cuz I was smuggled here in a trunk.


I hope some day to meet you,
When I am driving drunk.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 10:34 PM (pNxlR)

234 On a different tack...I see a bunch of companies and organizations working hard to deny people their 2nd Amendment rights.

If you had a similar cabal trying to suppress voting rights or something along those lines, wouldn't the government be doing something?

I'd love to see Trump announce that he's instructed Slumber'n Sessions to create a new task force to prosecute violations of 2nd Amendment rights...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:34 PM (Z8FFX)

235 the funniest thing happened.

at one of my jobs we got an internet order from a Mary -------who lives in brattleboro, vermont. for real.

Guess who I thought of?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:35 PM (xGMkv)

236 Were Justin Trudeau and Jeff Flake separated at birth?

Posted by: Kim Jong-fu at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (artIV)

237 Guess who I thought of?

Congolia Breckenridge?

/Carlin

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (tRaq7)

238 Flake is Castro's son too?

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (mc8++)

239 Were Justin Trudeau and Jeff Flake separated at birth?
***
Flake is a shithead that sold his soul to the highest bidder. Trudeau is just a shithead.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 10:36 PM (Z8FFX)

240 Her Majesty and I just realized this evening that tomorrow is our 24th anniversary.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 09:36 PM (0oBDf)

===

Congratulations to you both!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 10:37 PM (EZebt)

241 Motivated by content in search of images of the twenty-five year old big daddy Nelson died in the saddle with I came across this fascinating site.

https://mindcontrolblackassassins.com
/category/nazis/

He weaves a conspiracy tale starting with Nazis through 1950 politicians participating in Satanic rituals including Rockefeller, the assassination of Donny Hathaway (he was hooked to a machine and the govt was sucking songs out of his head) all the way through Nikolas Cruz.

Never seen anything like it. It's a coke dream on steroids with complete sentences and photos.

Oh, yeah, Nelson died in the saddle in a CIA safehouse, her handler was the first called and Dr. Baden of OJ fame and CIA on call talent made the death pronouncement.

They ought to make a movie.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (AC18V)

242 Trump's tweeting about the release of the Democrat memo, and it's epic.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (mc8++)

243 Congratulations to you both!

Aww, congrats, y'all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (tRaq7)

244 shep smith is quite adept on the flute.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 10:08 PM (KP5rU)


========

Flute =/= skin flute. Lots of manly men like James Galway and Jean-Pierre Rampal are flautists. Ok, maybe not manly, but not creatures like Shep.

I agree with you about metal, but if you're into classical, there are a lot of great classical flute pieces.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 10:39 PM (/qEW2)

245 Caught some of the Olympic "Skating Gala". A Spanish kid was doing it. Well done, VERY entertaining. I'm glad I saw it.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 10:39 PM (jTKIp)

246 Imsomniac, can you shoot me an email? Or me

Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (yJ1e6)

247 ...(he was hooked to a machine and the govt was sucking songs out of his head)...

Well that certainly explains quite a bit, like rap and hip hop.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (tRaq7)

248 I thought Shep Smith's instrument of choice was a rusty trombone...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (e9G8E)

249 *Marshack worked on Rockefeller's vice-presidential staff*



I'll bet she did!

She did. She worked under him...

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 10:42 PM (O5Q3r)

250 That sucks about booze and dementia. But didn't we just have another link showing boozee is good for long term living?

They need to get their shit together.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 24, 2018 10:42 PM (V3U1L)

251 booze every day:
live longer... remember less

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

252 Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 10:16 PM


Hrothgar the reviews of that giant beach ball are hilarious. I can just picture the havoc. Reminds me of the reviews of the Hariboo sugar-free gummie bears.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (RfzVr)

253 tcn in AK, glad you're here!
I wanna hear what happened at your job too. Hope you beat back the bitch...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

254 the Planet Earth series is beautiful. drone photography, I'm thinking. But the photogs still have to hide cameras to get close to animals. I guess?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (xGMkv)

255 250 That sucks about booze and dementia. But didn't we just have another link showing boozee is good for long term living?

They need to get their shit together.
Posted by: zibbly wibbly



Living is bad for your health. Go have a beer.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:45 PM (pY+s4)

256 Batman (to Catwoman): "Kissing is sometimes done every day, I'm told."

Robin: "Holy mush!"




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 24, 2018 10:45 PM (8iiMU)

257 Living is a contagious disease that results in death.

BTW, anybody else enjoy these Viberzi medication ads, featuring the gal in the skin-colored unitard? (She looks a lot like Kathy Griffin, but she's not her.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:46 PM (eMKNe)

258 booze every day:

live longer... remember less

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 10:43 PM (eMKNe)

Isn't thinking/remembering less why most people drink in the first place?

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 10:46 PM (4fiCC)

259 Drinking will allow you to live past 90. However, you'll have dementia.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 10:47 PM (mc8++)

260 It looks like Bushie Republicanism reared its ugly head at CPAC in the form of Mona Charen.

A National Review cruise would likely give that bitter hack just the catharsis she needs.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at February 24, 2018 10:47 PM (AZD0r)

261 Let's have some fun on a road just like the one in the top pic, shall we?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysQwrVAhAas

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM (tRaq7)

262 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.

Alcohol also destroys your liver.

It's poison.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM (O6yAf)

263 254 the Planet Earth series is beautiful. drone photography, I'm thinking. But the photogs still have to hide cameras to get close to animals. I guess?
Posted by: booknlass



I was watching some Youtube video of various clips from nature shows. It showed various wild kittuhs finding the hidden camera. It was funny. They had one where a Jaguar was hunting, it stopped, looked around and saw something that wasn't there before. It found the camera. The Jag pawed it a bit, sniffed, tried to eat it but it didn't taste good, got bored and left. If you owned or have dealt with cats before, the bored look would make you laugh. Its a kittuh universal look I guess.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:49 PM (pY+s4)

264 Russia - Germany gold medal hockey game coming up on NBCSN.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 10:50 PM (O5Q3r)

265 Puddleglum, my kitteh has fur the color of President Trump's hair.

tonight when I got home from work, she ran out the door and was nonchalantly strolling down the sidewalk, neat as you please.

she was leavin'. but I caught her.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:51 PM (xGMkv)

266 If one were to already have moderate-to-severe alcohol-induced dementia at 29, wouldn't that confer some immunity to succumbing to alcohol-induced dementia later in life?

Inquiring on behalf on an acquaintance!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 10:51 PM (e9G8E)

267
Eat at the Mexican Hat hotel. Home of the swinging steak! We've stayed there. Lots of fun

Posted by: Pete Seria

---

Uhhhhh. . . Pete.



Swinging steak?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 09:52 PM (tr2D7)

Is that like dangling dinner?

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at February 24, 2018 10:53 PM (h7sWp)

268
They ought to make a movie.
Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 10:38 PM (AC18V)


Got the music right here --
https://youtu.be/cphNpqKpKc4

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 10:53 PM (pNxlR)

269 wondering if ALH is really a Moron?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 24, 2018 10:54 PM (3/sUh)

270 Insomniac,

Shoot me an email or call sometime. Be well. I Can't find your phone number, I'm an idiot.

T

Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 10:54 PM (yJ1e6)

271 That's my boy!

Posted by: Zombie Fidel at February 24, 2018 10:55 PM (Ndje9)

272 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967456309238030338

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967457526773112832

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967458557628223488

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967459036676395009

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/967459580178464768

Posted by: kbdabear at February 24, 2018 10:56 PM (eh0Va)

273
BTW, anybody else enjoy these Viberzi medication ads, featuring the gal in the skin-colored unitard? (She looks a lot like Kathy Griffin, but she's not her.)
Posted by: qdpsteve
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They make me queasy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (c/EDo)

274 101 Diane Feinstein is in very real danger of losing her Senate seat to state senate president Kevin de Leon. Hard left Hispanic f, son of immigrants, for open borders and amnesty, sponsored le g is lion to prohibit enforcement of immigration laws, etc....openly playing the race card with Hipanics and pointing out Feinstein is not one of them and her time has passed.

Surpising to nobody but Diane Feinstein. This is not how population replacement was supposed to work.
Posted by: Ripley at February 24, 2018 09:51 PM (NbRJx)


Quick, let's build a wall around California and watch the white liberal elite become a hated minority in a Third World country.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (sdi6R)

275 whoa, the episode I'm watching has 2 komodo dragons fighting. they're like crocodile dinosaurs!

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (xGMkv)

276 If you owned or have dealt with cats before, the bored look would make you laugh. Its a kittuh universal look I guess.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 10:49 PM (pY+s4)


Wolfs are wild, dogs are tame, but cats are only different in size.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (rnAwa)

277 Not a Moron.

An Ette.


Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (O6yAf)

278 Watching Kate Upton fall off that rock is almost as capitvating as the clip of Demi Lovato frolicking in the snow...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (e9G8E)

279 Mona Charen was was a "conservative columnist" back in the day. Now looks like a sellout.

Posted by: CM9000 at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (fgIHt)

280 kbdabear, you're a fine American.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (tRaq7)

281 Another article said Rocky died of low blood pressure - 70 over 25.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:02 PM (AC18V)

282 246 Imsomniac, can you shoot me an email? Or me
Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (yJ1e6)

Email shot.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (D9v9b)

283 Quick, let's build a wall around California and watch the white liberal elite become a hated minority in a Third World country.
Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 10:59 PM (sdi6R)


"California's New Apartheid System For 2023 Is Really Awesome And Benevolent, Here's Why"

Posted by: vox.com at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

284 OK Hordelings, it's Bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all have fun and try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (tRaq7)

285
Mona Charen was was a "conservative columnist" back in the day. Now looks like a sellout.
Posted by: CM9000


She's been a proponent of open borders for a long time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 11:04 PM (IqV8l)

286 Email shot.
Posted by: Insomniac
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Ow! Ow! Ow!

Posted by: Email at February 24, 2018 11:04 PM (c/EDo)

287 Kbdabear, you are a Great American. Not helping my sexual frustration, but a Great American nonetheless.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:05 PM (D9v9b)

288 286 Email shot.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------------
Ow! Ow! Ow!
Posted by: Email at February 24, 2018 11:04 PM (c/EDo)

You had it coming.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:06 PM (D9v9b)

289 Hah!

Still standing! was a 9mm with no punch.

Posted by: A wounded email but a still standing one at February 24, 2018 11:06 PM (Fikbq)

290 Were there some money in that email, couldn't one call that a 'money shot'?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:06 PM (e9G8E)

291 Gold medal hockey game and the place is half empty. PyeongChang must be getting killed financially on these games.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (O5Q3r)

292 Random question. How long before we start getting 'rons using the sockpuppet "Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt."

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (cAnNx)

293 291 Gold medal hockey game and the place is half empty. PyeongChang must be getting killed financially on these games.
Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (O5Q3r)

If I'm not mistaken, Olympic Games are typically a net drain on the local economy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:08 PM (D9v9b)

294 More Pantherian thoughts:

For a movie which has a promotional campaign bragging about how authentically African it is, they somehow had to use an Egyptian name (Bast) for the panther goddess and the Hindi name (Hanuman) for the ape god. Those were mostly-forgiveable errors back in 1966 when two guys in New York were creating the character on a deadline, but thirty seconds with Google would provide appropriately African names. Weird.

Also, I had to smile at one shot which showed American ghetto-style graffiti "tagging" in the Utopian African kingdom of Wakanda. I suspect the set dressers were going for some Black Authenticity, but it also comes off as a pretty hilarious bit of negative stereotyping. I mean, seriously: if you're gonna have that, why not also have King Tchalla and his court celebrate their victory with a fried chicken dinner?

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (+aYzf)

295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)

296 You lookin' at me, bro?

Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (EzdLW)

297 but but but Mona Charen didn't say she was anti Trump because of open borders. She said it as all because Trump was a meanie pants against whamen and because Roy Moore was a 'credibly accused child molester'.

CPAC never should have let this worthless shill through the door.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:10 PM (6FqZa)

298 296 You lookin' at me, bro?
Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (EzdLW)

*fires up outboard motor*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:10 PM (D9v9b)

299 Mona Charen, like Kristol, Hayes, Boot, Goldberg, Rubin, Podhoretz and token WASP George Will, is a rabid #NeverTrumper.

Some commentator on this site nailed it when he/she said these people were never really conservative, but staked out a niche that allowed them to "play" the conservative on the liberal talk shows and periodicals and still be invited to the swell parties.
Trump exposed them for the phonies that they always were.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (mc8++)

300 Dishonored Wolf had a good takedown of Black Panther.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (6FqZa)

301 297 but but but Mona Charen didn't say she was anti Trump because of open borders. She said it as all because Trump was a meanie pants against whamen and because Roy Moore was a 'credibly accused child molester'.

CPAC never should have let this worthless shill through the door.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:10 PM (6FqZa)



She's probably the speaker C-CUC was most excited to have speak.

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (cAnNx)

302 292 Random question. How long before we start getting 'rons using the sockpuppet "Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt."
Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:07 PM (cAnNx)

The wait is over.

Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (Qy9+s)

303 Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q.

Hollywood used to have a HARD ON for America. When I was growing up.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (+Tibp)

304 Twitter is a jerk. Wants me to log in to see anything.

Posted by: Delayna's deplorable tar and feather warehouse, call ahead to guarantee your order! at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (KNFU5)

305 *fires up outboard motor*

It is a party night!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (IcT7t)

306 Unfortunately White Water gives the perception of precedence.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (2DOZq)

307 Have some of my crispy fried chicken. Please. I could use the business.

Posted by: Col Nakaburu at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (Fikbq)

308 The wait is over.
Posted by: Manatee in a Come At Me Bro T-Shirt at February 24, 2018 11:11 PM (Qy9+s)

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Dugong it!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 11:13 PM (9SkN+)

309 Is that a photo 0r painting? I need that. Driving that twice. It is amazing.


I' pissed, Drunk and cant participate. Have a date with dad at 0730 with dad.

Posted by: Infidel at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (a3OL0)

310 295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)

Nowadays we just like young fici!

Posted by: Harveywood at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (Qy9+s)

311 307 Have some of my crispy fried chicken. Please. I could use the business.
Posted by: Col Nakaburu at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (Fikbq)

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Chicken is for chumps.

Posted by: Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (9SkN+)

312 That sucks about booze and dementia. But didn't we just have another link showing boozee is good for long term living?

They need to get their shit together.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 24, 2018 10:42 PM (V3U1L)


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That quote is kind of meaningless. All it says is that a large percentage of people with dementia had a history of alcohol abuse. It doesn't demonstrate any causal relationship between alcoholism and dementia. It's a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. I'm sure a lot of people with dementia are also right-handed.

It also doesn't take into account any percentages beforehand. If most people consume alcohol of course most people with dementia will be likely to have had a history of alcohol use. But it is absurd to infer any sort of causal connection.

For instance: let's say there are 100 terror attacks. If 51 are committed by non-Muslims out of a pool of 100 million non-Muslims and 49 are committed by Muslims out of a pool of 5 million Muslims, does that mean that being a non-Muslim means you are more likely to commit a terrorist attack?

No, the quote is dishonest because it does not adjust for the prior percentage of the sample before reaching the conclusion.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:15 PM (/qEW2)

313 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.
Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM
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No biggie. They say we only use a small percentage of our brains anyway, so we've got plenty to spare.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 24, 2018 11:16 PM (HiDrR)

314 Rockefeller? I hardly knew him

Posted by: Deacon Bleau at February 24, 2018 11:17 PM (yScAF)

315 I'm not on Twitter, but i just go to @real Donald Trump's webpage and read his tweets.

I can choose to hide the crappy replies, too. and i do.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:17 PM (xGMkv)

316 Jeez. Hate to harsh everyone's mellow, but if a shit-ton of businesses are severing ties with the NRA, we've got a real problem on our hands. I've already emailed all those car rental companies telling them to ESAD, and I'll do the same with the airlines. But this othering of companies re the 2 AM to this degree is a new thing.
I just moved the hands on my SHTF clock to about 11:59.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (QjpM/)

317 313 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.
Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM
~~~~~

No biggie. They say we only use a small percentage of our brains anyway, so we've got plenty to spare.



Posted by: IrishEi at February 24, 2018 11:16 PM (HiDrR)


Just go with the Buffalo Theory.

Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (cAnNx)

318 "California's New Apartheid System For 2023 Is Really Awesome And Benevolent, Here's Why"
Posted by: vox.com at February 24, 2018 11:03 PM (y87Qq)

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Posted by: Salon.com at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (Qy9+s)

319 311 307 Have some of my crispy fried chicken. Please. I could use the business.
Posted by: Col Nakaburu at February 24, 2018 11:12 PM (Fikbq)

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Chicken is for chumps.
Posted by: Emperor Jean-Bedel Bokassa at February 24, 2018 11:14 PM (9SkN+)

I'll take a fried pork chop and some black eyed peas.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (NWiLs)

320 Kate Upton defines 'more than a handful is awesome'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:19 PM (xJa6I)

321 Just go with the Buffalo Theory.
Posted by: buzzion at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM
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Exactly! Thank you, Cliff.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 24, 2018 11:20 PM (HiDrR)

322 316 Jeez. Hate to harsh everyone's mellow, but if a shit-ton of businesses are severing ties with the NRA, we've got a real problem on our hands. I've already emailed all those car rental companies telling them to ESAD, and I'll do the same with the airlines. But this othering of companies re the 2 AM to this degree is a new thing.
I just moved the hands on my SHTF clock to about 11:59.
Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (QjpM/)

It ain't over.

Pressure goes both ways, I've already emailed the car companies. I'm cancelling my Delta flight on Monday.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:20 PM (xJa6I)

323 190 never enough caffeine

>> SW OH

If you're interested, drop me a line for info on the annual SW OH Moron Meetup:

swohmome at mail dot com

Posted by: ibguy at February 24, 2018 11:22 PM (vUcdz)

324 Something's up with the media's assault on the NRA... Most gun owners aren't members, and I don't believe the organisation is all *that* influential... 2A isn't going away even if the media should somehow "discredit" the NRA! I wonder what they're up to...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:23 PM (e9G8E)

325 Schools should be designated Jello-free zones.

And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?
Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.



Posted by: hepcat at February 24, 2018 11:23 PM (5b+Sr)

326 You can't boil his oysters! He's a friar Rockefeller!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:24 PM (ewxPW)

327 Yes, even the MSM here has been playing up all of the disappearing NRA corporate sponsorships as a huge victory for decency!

Assholes.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (ewxPW)

328 295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)


And oddly enough, when movies like that were made, many foreigners used to look up to America as an example to emulate.

Now they view us as a cesspool of depravity. I wonder how that happened and who might be responsible?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (sdi6R)

329 Yeah, zettai, but the NRA is the most visible. Politicians fear for their political lives when the NRA goes against them. If they hobble the NRA, it hurts all gub owners.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (QjpM/)

330 328 295 Just finished watching 'How the West was Won'...

Wow... had forgotten that Hollywood used to actually like America.
Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:09 PM (NgKpN)

And oddly enough, when movies like that were made, many foreigners used to look up to America as an example to emulate.

Now they view us as a cesspool of depravity. I wonder how that happened and who might be responsible?
Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:25 PM (sdi6R)

Commies, mostly.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (NWiLs)

331 325 Schools should be designated Jello-free zones.

And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?
Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.



Posted by: hepcat at February 24, 2018 11:23 PM (5b+Sr)

There's no right to bear umbrellas, we should ban them outright!

Posted by: Umbrella control activist at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (Qy9+s)

332 Alcohol destroys brain cells. Learned that in Biology many, many years ago.

Alcohol also destroys your liver.

It's poison.

Posted by: ALH at February 24, 2018 10:48 PM (O6yAf)


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Fact: adults produce stem cells. Soon they'll figure out a way to replace brain and liver cells using your own stem cells so that you won't have to worry about destroying them through your lifestyle choices. So if your life seems to pressure you to make choices that destroy those cells in the short term, you can rationally go ahead and do so, knowing that there will probably be a remedy very soon that will solve the problem in the long term.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (/qEW2)

333 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something? Are those outside companies somehow propping up the NRA financially? I thought people joined the NRA for their beliefs. Am I mistaken? No sarcasm here, not an NRA member, just wondering.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (EzdLW)

334 How the West Was Won was shown on the "big screen" out in albuquerque a few years ago. loved seeing it that way.

TCM presented it, I'm pretty sure.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (xGMkv)

335 333 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something? Are those outside companies somehow propping up the NRA financially? I thought people joined the NRA for their beliefs. Am I mistaken? No sarcasm here, not an NRA member, just wondering.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (EzdLW)

I'm an on-again, off-again member, but I've never been motivated by getting any discounts from third parties.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (D9v9b)

336 I'm perfectly willing to believe that lifelong high consumption of alcohol can have deleterious mental effects. How long, how much, what kinds of concentrations per unit of weight? You can get back to me in a few decades.
Until then, this is prohibitionist propaganda.
Makes prohibitionists go "yay." That's about it.

Computerized data and the "science" of statistics, being used as a weapon against liberty. No good can come of this for Science. Watch your step.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (H5rtT)

337 Russia - Germany gold medal hockey game coming up on NBCSN.

Was watching coverage of their celebration of making it past Canada. At first I thought it was old footage of winning a European championship or something. I hope they have something left for this game.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:29 PM (Cmp0w)

338 It looks like Trudeau has a dot on his forehead in one of those photos. I always thought he was more of a pull start.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (5fRCd)

339 Those Asmat tribespersons, not one of them, has anything remotely resembling a friendly face.

Most of the faces have that I going to fix you up look.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (AC18V)

340 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something?
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 11:27 PM (EzdLW)


No idea. Anecdotally, if you're a member of, say a credit union that's worth a wet fart in an elevator, you probably already have access to similar discounts. None of the NRA discounts I've seen are significantly better than what you'd accumulate by having a credit card and a pulse, being a veteran, having a parent who was a union member, etc.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:32 PM (y87Qq)

341 yay

Posted by: prohibitionist, formerly exhibitionist at February 24, 2018 11:32 PM (EzdLW)

342 Anyone watching hockey? The bad guys from Diehard vs the bad guys from John Wick.

I don't believe in unlikelihoods -- Russians wins 4-1.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (skuoa)

343 339 Those Asmat tribespersons, not one of them, has anything remotely resembling a friendly face.

Most of the faces have that I going to fix you up look.
Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (AC18V)

They do look like they're about to go full Green Inferno.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (D9v9b)

344 Best line in the German Russia hockey game so far is
Every time a Russian gets the puck there is a German ready to march in his face.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (0tfLf)

345 like it's the AARP or something?

I joined the NRA to join the NRA some years ago. Wasn't aware there were any discounts, but it's not like I ever looked.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (Cmp0w)

346 This is not snark, but do lots of people sign up with the NRA just to get consumer discounts, like it's the AARP or something?
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They join NRA because their monthly glossy contains interesting articles and pictures of naked guns.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (AC18V)

347 Egyptian name (Bast) for the panther goddess

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In Steven Saylor's Sub Rosa murder mystery series set in Ancient Rome, our hero, Gordianus the Finder, is married to an Egyptian who has a pet cat named Bast. I never understood the reference.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:33 PM (+y/Ru)

348 338 It looks like Trudeau has a dot on his forehead in one of those photos. I always thought he was more of a pull start.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (5fRCd)

Don't underestimate his lifelong desire to be the bride of some upstanding, traditional, brown man.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 24, 2018 11:34 PM (tMFgx)

349 It looks like Trudeau has a dot on his forehead in one of those photos.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 11:30 PM (5fRCd)


Really, or are you just joking? 'cause I'm fairly certain only married women wear those.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:34 PM (y87Qq)

350 On Alcohol: Our founding fathers never drank water.
The Puritans never drank water. It was all alcohol all the time.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:34 PM (AC18V)

351 Oh, bitter for Germany....

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (Cmp0w)

352 (212) Republican=Probable cause. Just ask Blago. I have his address somewhere around here.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (RuIsu)

353 Like a katyusha rocket! Back of the net.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (skuoa)

354 Damn! Russia scores with half a second left in the first. Lead 1-0.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (O5Q3r)

355 I'm an on-again, off-again member,
That's what Rockefeller said!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:36 PM (ewxPW)

356 No idea. Anecdotally, if you're a member of, say a credit union that's worth a wet fart in an elevator, you probably already have access to similar discounts. None of the NRA discounts I've seen are significantly better than what you'd accumulate by having a credit card and a pulse, being a veteran, having a parent who was a union member, etc.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:32 PM (y87Qq)

I get ALL the discounts!

Posted by: Unioized Veteran who owns a Credit Card, has a pulse and is a member of a CU, the NRA and AARP at February 24, 2018 11:36 PM (Qy9+s)

357 re the NRA, it's not about the cash, it's about the Othering. Teh NRA (and therefore all gub owners) are eeeevil! Pay no attention to the four BrCoward County occifers hiding in the parking lot! Listen to the wise young Red Guards survivors hating on Dana Loesch etc!

Are the collectivists waiting for something else to happen? They may not get the reaction they expect.

Posted by: Helena Handbotsket at February 24, 2018 11:37 PM (bCWDq)

358 More congratulations to Misanthropic humanitarian!! Especially Grand picture and other stuff. Many thanks, and watch out for Javert, he is a wretched one and knows no satiation.

By the way, has no one else thought that Pelosi's "Let them eat crumbs!!" was an echo from Marie Antionette??

Posted by: Anne R. Abler at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (gRjsG)

359 Men wear them too.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (AC18V)

360 They'll probably lose but I have to pull for the Germans. "Business before pleasure."

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (ewxPW)

361 354 Damn! Russia scores with half a second left in the first. Lead 1-0.
Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:35 PM (O5Q3r)

RUSSIA hacked the Olympics!!1!11!

Posted by: MSNBC Olympic Coverage at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (Qy9+s)

362 And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?
Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.

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The British had an empire then they became associated with umbrellas. There is no recovery once you get the bumbershoot monkey on your back.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (+y/Ru)

363 Men wear them too.
Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:38 PM (AC18V)


I stand corrected. I'd never seen it except on married women.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 11:40 PM (y87Qq)

364 And do we really have to talk about umbrellas?

Background checks are needed. And nobody under twenty-one should be allowed to buy those killers.

Also, umbrellas can make you look like a fucking idiot!

Posted by: Ex President Cock Curious at February 24, 2018 11:41 PM (O5Q3r)

365 I kind of expect some bombshell story about Hillary's health at some point before the end of Trump's second term.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 11:41 PM (rnAwa)

366 Umbrellas are deadly.

Probably NSFW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5KGu_tofug

Posted by: The Umbrella Hat at February 24, 2018 11:42 PM (itfg0)

367 Anne! that's very astute of you. I hadn't thought of that, but Pale and Lousy was acting exactly like Marie Antoinette with her crumbs remark.

I'm happy to read that someone in the crowd recently asked her how much she was worth.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:42 PM (xGMkv)

368 Really, or are you just joking? 'cause I'm fairly certain only married women wear those.
No, men wear them too although not daily. I just saw an episode of the old British TV series, The Jewel in the Crown, and after going to a Hindu temple for prayers, both the half-Indian man and the white Englishwoman have a red dot applied to their foreheads by the Hindu priest.

I think it might have to do with caste status too but I'd have to look that up. (And might just do that now.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:42 PM (ewxPW)

369 Jeez. Hate to harsh everyone's mellow, but if a
shit-ton of businesses are severing ties with the NRA, we've got a real
problem on our hands. I've already emailed all those car rental
companies telling them to ESAD, and I'll do the same with the airlines.
But this othering of companies re the 2 AM to this degree is a new
thing.

I just moved the hands on my SHTF clock to about 11:59.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:18 PM (QjpM/)

All those companies are doing is driving NRA membership up and causing loss of income for themselves. They only accomplish something if they get NRA members... and gun supporters in general... to agree that the NRA is "evil". That is not going to happen so let them scream and tantrum.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 11:43 PM (FTXAT)

370 An umbrella almost killed Barack Obama.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:43 PM (+y/Ru)

371 I'm in the NRA solely because they are the most visible 2A protectors out there. F*ck any discounts. And I ponied up Life Membership when Holder tried his Fast and Furious gambit.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:44 PM (QjpM/)

372 I joined the NRA today! This FDR chap is going to turn this economy 'round!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 24, 2018 11:45 PM (skuoa)

373 Had to make sure. from wiki

From Vedic times, the bindi was created as a means to worship one's intellect. Therefore, it was used by both men and women. Worship of the intellect was so as to ensure that thoughts, speech, actions, habits and ultimately one's character becomes pure.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (AC18V)

374 The greatest single thing the NRA has ever given me is the groovy sticker I've on the back of the Family Truckster... When I drive through Ithaca, NY (Upstate Newyorkistan's little slice of San Francrisco) I quite revel in other drivers there flipping me off and blowing their horns at me!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (e9G8E)

375 Umbrella control NOW!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (eMKNe)

376 booknlass, I saw "How The West Was Won" in its first theater run. My mom took me, and my sister. I think she wanted us to see that palatial theater, because it was torn down for a parking lot not too much later. There was an intermission, and a huge theater pipe organ came up out of
the floor in front of the stage for a short concert by an organist who
was a local celebrity.

That film was made in Cinerama, and only played select theaters. It was just huge. You know what the impact of Imax is; imagine almost the same thing, with really good sound, too, almost 60 years ago, when few people had heard a stereo. The audience applauded during the film. Hell, they cheered.

If you can find one of the websites dedicated to the history of Cinerama, it makes an interesting read. Developed by, among others, the WWI fighter pilot who made King Kong. Merion Cooper. Quite an American.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (H5rtT)

377 Yes, I think the NRA thing is meant to allow virtue signallers to get 'ordinary' people comfortable with sneering at anyone in the NRA as an attack on all firearms' owners.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:46 PM (ewxPW)

378 I joined the NRA today! This FDR chap is going to turn this economy 'round!
Dam you!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (ewxPW)

379 Redbanzai, agreed for the short term. But they are affecting tomorrow's pool of members. If the NRA is delegitimized, then we have lost a powerful ally.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (QjpM/)

380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

381 Oh, bitter for Germany....

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Germans don't do well against Russians on the ice.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (+y/Ru)

382 380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)


*vomits profusely*

Posted by: Everyone Everywhere at February 24, 2018 11:48 PM (itfg0)

383 Very quiet in the hockey stadium. I feel sorry for the Koreans, it seems like not many people made the trip.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:49 PM (K1sgG)

384 Ok, it's getting late. I'll continue my rant tomorrow. Pleasant dreams, fappers.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (QjpM/)

385 more high tech than pebbles I guess, Lena

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (6FqZa)

386 German-Italian collusion. Bach transcribes Vivaldi's concerto for four violins into a concerto for four harpsichords. Even back in the 18th century there was an Axis of evil.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBKu4uCLbNo

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (/qEW2)

387 Is there any item left on planet Earth that HASN'T been up Lena's hoo-hah by now?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (eMKNe)

388 The greatest single thing the NRA has ever given me is the groovy sticker I've on the back of the Family Truckster... When I drive through Ithaca, NY (Upstate Newyorkistan's little slice of San Francrisco) I quite revel in other drivers there flipping me off and blowing their horns at me!

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Don't they know that you are an armed psychotic killer?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (+y/Ru)

389 I kind of expect some bombshell story about Hillary's health at some point before the end of Trump's second term.

"Hillary Still Conscious!"

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (XA9IT)

390 Dam you!
Posted by: andycanuck
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ISWYDT

Posted by: The TVA at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (7ThJ3)

391 Redbanzai, agreed for the short term. But they are
affecting tomorrow's pool of members. If the NRA is delegitimized, then
we have lost a powerful ally.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (QjpM/)

I don't think they are doing that either... both of my kids (21 and 22) came to me separately and told me they wanted us all to join the NRA. Even some of the traumatized kids who are being used by CNN seem to be cottoning on to the fact that they are being lied to. In the end, this latest liberal attempt to destroy the 2nd amendment will end like all the others: with us angry but still having our rights and with them red faced and disappointed in life.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (FTXAT)

392 "Hillary sets all-time world record for most consecutive hiccups ever"

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (eMKNe)

393 2nd period underway. Russia-1 Germany-0

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:52 PM (O5Q3r)

394 381
Germans don't do well against Russians on the ice.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (+y/Ru)


Not. Much. Fun. In. Stalingrad.

Posted by: Mr. Hilter at February 24, 2018 11:53 PM (sdi6R)

395 Now that it's a little late btw, I guess I can share a little personal news. Not a joke either...

Finally got a car of my own, that I was able to finance on my own. 2016 Hyundai Accent hatchback, automatic. Really like it, and my monthly payment is affordable. It's also a former rental car, so I'm the first individual owner.

Happy day!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:53 PM (eMKNe)

396 387 Is there any item left on planet Earth that HASN'T been up Lena's hoo-hah by now?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:50 PM (eMKNe)

*looks around nervously*

Posted by: Mt. Everest at February 24, 2018 11:54 PM (D9v9b)

397 *vomits profusely*
It's even worse. It was an open umbrella! A golfing one.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:55 PM (ewxPW)

398 ...of course, a lot of that could be me wildly changing lanes with reckless abandon in Ithaca's dread 'Octopus' - Fulton St / Meadow St...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:55 PM (e9G8E)

399 Is there any item left on planet Earth that HASN'T been up Lena's hoo-hah by now?
Posted by: qdpsteve
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You know that 'new car smell', well....

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (w1zJX)

400 Michael Rockefeller = Long Pig.

Rosie O'Doughnut = Fat Pig

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (+y/Ru)

401 397 *vomits profusely*
It's even worse. It was an open umbrella! A golfing one.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:55 PM (ewxPW)

So there was room to spare.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (NWiLs)

402 A friend has one. Nice tight car with good acceleration and fuel economy. The backup video is cool.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 11:56 PM (AC18V)

403 ISWYDT
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Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (ewxPW)

404 Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 24, 2018 11:51 PM (FTXAT)

Gaslighting only works until someone points out reality...

And Real Americans ARE starting to speak in public... you just won't hear the MEDIA giving them interviews.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (NgKpN)

405 . The backup video is cool.
Posted by: gNewt
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We have those.

Posted by: Sexbot at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (w1zJX)

406 Don't they know that you are an armed psychotic killer?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:50

*******

I can only hope so!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 24, 2018 11:57 PM (e9G8E)

407 Germans don't do well against Russians on the ice.

The T34 is far more nimble that the Tiger tank.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (0tfLf)

408 gNewt, thanks. No backup camera though. No problem, I've never had one before anyway so it's not like I have to get used to the lack of one. ;-)

One thing that *is* interesting about it... it has Drive "+" and a Drive "-" settings on the shift stick. According to the manual, it can be driven manually if it's in "-". Don't think I'll mess with that... or maybe someone here can explain it...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (eMKNe)

409 395 Now that it's a little late btw, I guess I can share a little personal news. Not a joke either...

Finally got a car of my own, that I was able to finance on my own. 2016 Hyundai Accent hatchback, automatic. Really like it, and my monthly payment is affordable. It's also a former rental car, so I'm the first individual owner.

Happy day!! ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:53 PM (eMKNe)

Congrats!

One of my friends has one. He likes it, best car he's owned.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (xJa6I)

410 Mark, thanks!
I've always liked hatchbacks. Part of my 1980s coming of age, I think. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:59 PM (eMKNe)

411 Stringer, no one cheered in Albuquerque while we watched it. but what an epic movie! I'll watch it any chance i get.


that's great qdp! congrats on your new car

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 11:59 PM (xGMkv)

412 How The West Was Won? I can still see the guy getting a face full of tomahawk. 35mm Technicolor. Morticia was in it too.

Posted by: Burger Chef at February 25, 2018 12:00 AM (RuIsu)

413 booknlass, thanks!

Now I really do have no excuse to miss GNAMM II.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:00 AM (eMKNe)

414 'Rockefeller?' Never heard of him, *urrrp*.
Posted by: An Asmat

You know what they called it when they ate his testicles? Oysters Rockefeller!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:01 AM (+y/Ru)

415 The T34 is far more nimble that the Tiger tank.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (0tfLf)

The biggest advantage the T34 and Shermans had was numbers.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:03 AM (4fiCC)

416 You know what they called it when they ate his testicles? Oysters Rockefeller!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:01 AM (+y/Ru)
.............
That is brutal, but funny!

Posted by: Tentotwo at February 25, 2018 12:04 AM (yhf6w)

417 One thing that *is* interesting about it... it has Drive "+" and a Drive "-" settings on the shift stick. According to the manual, it can be driven manually if it's in "-". Don't think I'll mess with that... or maybe someone here can explain it...
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (eMKNe)


1. Very nice! May it serve you well. I've heard nothing but good things about Hyundai in the last ten years or so, same with ex-rental fleet cars.
2. Are you used to driving a manual? If so... maybe don't bother with the flippy stick shifter thing. I had a rental with one once and it was loads of fun until I clutched to downshift out of reflex... there is no clutch. Brake pedals make lousy clutch pedals when you floor them at 45mph :-/
Maybe I just can't be trusted to use automanuals.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (y87Qq)

418 380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!
Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

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you lost it?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (vChNs)

419 The Russians have wider tracks.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (ewxPW)

420 415 The T34 is far more nimble that the Tiger tank.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 11:58 PM (0tfLf)

The biggest advantage the T34 and Shermans had was numbers.
Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:03 AM (4fiCC)

Numbers/Lend Lease won the war, for sure.

But the T-34 was legit good. Sloped armor, fast diesel engine, 76mm gun, low profile and...reliable.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (xJa6I)

421 hogmartin, thanks! I had a ton of people recommend Hyundai to me as well, including family members and co-workers.

Actually I've never driven a manual. Always automatics. I agree with you, I think I'll leave that 'feature' alone. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (eMKNe)

422 I got NRA Instructor credentials about 15 years ago, in a private tutorial that took about a week and was a little expensive, from a great old couple who went to a lot of trouble to accommodate the deadline I had. And the guy gave me an Instructor patch from the old days, recognizably different from the ones then current.

As I had retired from my career, I sewed in onto my service jacket, over the agency logo. Great jacket, still have it. And when people ask me if it doesn't spook people to see an NRA patch, I tell them that it's less scary than the embroidery it's covering.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (H5rtT)

423 I love the last pic. fucking warriors being fucking warriors.

But, gawdammit, we need to bring them home. Now. Right the fuck now. I am heartsick knowing our best Americans are shooting and being shot at for no good fucking reason.

Bring them the fuck home.

Seventeen years. 17. Fucking. Years.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (IMacf)

424 The biggest advantage the T34 and Shermans had was numbers.

Posted by: X-ray
***************

Now they tell me.

Posted by: Sherman driver at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (AC18V)

425 Germany ties it up!

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (O5Q3r)

426 Scary, black, assault umbrellas.

With high magazine clips.

-
And things that go up.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (+y/Ru)

427 418 380 One thing's for certain, NEVER try using your umbrella as a dildo. Don't ask me how I know!
Posted by: Lena Dunham at February 24, 2018 11:47 PM (eMKNe)

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you lost it?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:05 AM (vChNs)

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On this weeks "In Seacrh Of"...

Posted by: Leonard Nimoy at February 25, 2018 12:09 AM (vChNs)

428 I think they have a different crease rule. But let's see if the goal stands...

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 12:09 AM (jTKIp)

429 Goal is good. 1-1 halfway through 2.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:11 AM (O5Q3r)

430 Now they tell me.

Posted by: Sherman driver at February 25, 2018 12:08 AM (AC18V)

Yeah the Zippo nickname kinda sucked for you.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:11 AM (4fiCC)

431 Seventeen years. 17. Fucking. Years.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (IMacf)

Yep... America is not at war...

Only the Military is...

Do what we need to do to win... or bring the Men home...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 25, 2018 12:12 AM (NgKpN)

432 I am heartsick knowing our best Americans are shooting and being shot at for no good fucking reason.
**********

They need a good reason, something pithy, succinct, like WE RULE THE WORLD.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:12 AM (AC18V)

433 Yeah the Zippo nickname kinda sucked for you.
Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:11 AM (4fiCC)

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wasn't that the burnt Marx Brother?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 25, 2018 12:13 AM (vChNs)

434 Damn you Beethoven. Tchaikovsky Strauss et al. Why does every one of your songs I tackle on piano turn into a technical nightmare? Can't there be one piece that is not a fingering nightmare or just plain impossible?? It's as if they had seven fingers on both hands.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (NbRJx)

435 Actually I've never driven a manual. Always automatics. I agree with you, I think I'll leave that 'feature' alone. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:07 AM (eMKNe)


If you aren't used to stomping a clutch pedal that's suddenly not there, it could be fun to use. From what I understand (at least in the Jetta I rented), you slide the selector over to the left from 'D' and it's in a parallel track, push up to upshift and back to downshift. Then slide the selector back to the right when you're bored with that and then you're back to normal auto mode.

But there's no reason to use it unless you want to make vroom-vroom noises on a twisty road or something, and you'll probably get slightly better mileage if you just leave it in 'D' and let the transaxle figure it out.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (y87Qq)

436 hogmartin, thanks! That makes sense.

Most likely I'll never use that feature. The one time I tried to learn a manual, it was a nightmare. Almost threw myself threw the windshield at least once... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:17 AM (eMKNe)

437 Well, in Justin Trudeau's defense, his wife's boyfriend wanted to see her in that dress.

Posted by: Schoolbus Vegabond at February 25, 2018 12:17 AM (Sl8ES)

438 threw through threw through threw through

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:18 AM (eMKNe)

439 No smoking around the Lee M3.
Did enough of that after eating an 88.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 25, 2018 12:18 AM (0tfLf)

440 Ever notice that the president of Mexico is never Mestizo?

Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:19 AM (IMacf)

441 Insomniac, I findley found your email. I'm an idiot.

Be well, if we don't talk tonight we can talk tomorrow.

Be well.

T

Posted by: Farmer at February 25, 2018 12:19 AM (yJ1e6)

442 Could Trudeau in India be the first head of state LARPer?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:20 AM (wPiJc)

443 Pug Mahon, yeah, funny co-inky-dink about that... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:20 AM (eMKNe)

444 Well, in Justin Trudeau's defense, his wife's boyfriend wanted to see her in that dress.
Posted by: Schoolbus Vegabond at February 25, 2018 12:17 AM (Sl8ES)

The Paolo, he has discriminating tastes.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:21 AM (IMacf)

445 One's truly not a motorist until he's learnt how to stir his own gears...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 25, 2018 12:23 AM (e9G8E)

446 Can you imagine what Justin Trudeau spends on recording equipment to keep up to date with that wife of his?

Posted by: Tentotwo at February 25, 2018 12:23 AM (yhf6w)

447 Zettai, I know how to use the stick shift that REALLY counts. Does that help?!? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:24 AM (eMKNe)

448 Shit. I have the angry Irish drunk thing going on. Ima gonna sit in the cold on my porch for a few minutes, then go to bed.

'Night Horde.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:24 AM (IMacf)

449 I have the angry Irish drunk thing going on...

Shamrock shake + Jameson = fun

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:26 AM (eMKNe)

450 At about 13 I learned to drive manual transmissions on an old Ford 8n and a Willys CJ2A. Crashed the CJ2A into a tree. The fix was hooking a chain to the bent bumper and a tree and backing up.

Posted by: X-ray at February 25, 2018 12:26 AM (4fiCC)

451 Wife shopping for a new pickup told the salesperson, repeatedly, she wanted a standard shift 4 speed (granny). He says I have but it's a column it's a little different but you'll like it.

He drives up and she gets in the drivers seat, he gets in the middle (I'm too tall).

The column is awkward for her but she depresses the pedal *note: the pedal* and pulls it down into low. HoKay, boys that's when I stiffen my legs on the floorboard and rest my hands on the dash.

She expected a standard and the clutch work when she attempted second gear gave the salesman quite a lurch.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:27 AM (AC18V)

452 This is impressive. Germany is not playing for silver.

Posted by: t-bird at February 25, 2018 12:28 AM (ZM6hc)

453 Top picture:

I like big buttes and I cannot lie.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:28 AM (wPiJc)

454 Germany hanging tough. 1-1, end of 2.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 12:29 AM (O5Q3r)

455 Damn you Beethoven. Tchaikovsky Strauss et al. Why does every one of your songs I tackle on piano turn into a technical nightmare? Can't there be one piece that is not a fingering nightmare or just plain impossible?? It's as if they had seven fingers on both hands.
Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (NbRJx)

Or you can just play Piano Tiles on your iPhone like me.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 25, 2018 12:29 AM (2DOZq)

456 Ever been to Butter Butte? It's a beaut.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (eMKNe)

457 Claire de Lune will break your heart.
I'm good for about 20 seconds of it, then, bad things start to happen.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (w7KSn)

458 If you aren't used to stomping a clutch pedal that's
suddenly not there, it could be fun to use. From what I understand (at
least in the Jetta I rented), you slide the selector over to the left
from 'D' and it's in a parallel track, push up to upshift and back to
downshift. Then slide the selector back to the right when you're bored
with that and then you're back to normal auto mode.




Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:15 AM (y87Qq)

My Kia Soul has that too.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (FTXAT)

459 navybrat, that's how I am with Moonlight Sonata. . .

Posted by: booknlass at February 25, 2018 12:31 AM (xGMkv)

460 Get the butte.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 25, 2018 12:32 AM (ewxPW)

461 I'd love to try driving a stick again.
Can't find a rental car that has one.
Damn sure not gonna BUY one...

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:32 AM (w7KSn)

462 Ever notice that the president of Mexico is never Mestizo?
Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:19

I have no idea, but the leaders in the Dominican Rep. have always been the guys w/ the most white blood.

Take a look at the leaders of the NAACP.
It's almost like they are self hating as they chose the whitest guys. Go figure, I can't make sense of it. They need to explain it because a white guy like I can't.

Posted by: Farmer at February 25, 2018 12:32 AM (yJ1e6)

463 Shamrock shake + Jenna Jameson = lotsa fun.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 25, 2018 12:33 AM (89T5c)

464 navybrat, maybe try renting a Mazda Miata? Might be expensive though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:33 AM (eMKNe)

465 Paddle shifters look cool.
My stupid Ford tries to go into OD as soon a possible. In the city it's turned off.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:34 AM (AC18V)

466 Did we discuss where that top picture was taken? I'm guessing northwestern NM.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:34 AM (wPiJc)

467 I believe the top photo is of Monument Valley, where John Ford shot many of his classic westerns.

Northern Arizona.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:35 AM (eMKNe)

468 My Kia Soul has that too.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (FTXAT)


Do you use it? I could never figure out if you're supposed to ease off the accelerator when you shift like a manual or if you're supposed to just keep the pressure steady like an automatic. Or how to downshift if a light turns red way up ahead. It just felt... odd, I couldn't get used to it.

In my defense, though, I only had it for a day and a half, and boy howdy I was lit up like Chinese New Year the whole time, tell you what.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (y87Qq)

469 Northern Arizona.

****

You may be right.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (wPiJc)

470 The Miata's were cool cars.
I knew a lot of people that drove them.
I'd love to rent a Mini Cooper with a stick.
Except for I'd probably kill myself, it would be great!

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (w7KSn)

471 Latest Hollywood bombshell: Caitlyn Jenner claims to have been repeatedly sexually groped by Bruce Jenner. The abuse apparently began when Caitlyn entered puberty, and continued until just a few years ago.

Posted by: Anagram Nation at February 25, 2018 12:36 AM (BPTve)

472 466 Did we discuss where that top picture was taken? I'm guessing northwestern NM.
Posted by: Muldoon at February 25, 2018 12:34 AM (wPiJc)

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Reykjavik

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:37 AM (9SkN+)

473 navybrat, oh man. I remember when the Miata first came out in the late 1980s. I don't think an automatic version was even available of it then. Guys were drooling over them... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:38 AM (eMKNe)

474 I'd love to try driving a stick again.
Can't find a rental car that has one.
Damn sure not gonna BUY one...

Posted by: navybrat
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I drove a Jetta. It wasn't fun. They have it hooked up to the computer so as soon as you start your shift the rpms drop like a rock and then if you attempt a speed shift bringing the rpms up proper just doesn't work. It's a nice car but you can't make it dance.

Are all standards that way and if they are can that feature legally be disabled?

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (AC18V)

475 When my kids were little, we didn't drug them and hit the tanning salon.

We tied them up then went to the bar.

What are people thinking these days?

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (WEBkv)

476 The Miatas were more like a very sophisticated sled.
With stick shift.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (w7KSn)

477 My Altima is a CVT and it has shifters like that. I used the low gears once for a noticeable improvement in the snow.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 12:41 AM (rnAwa)

478 You mean they have computer modifications to manual transmissions now?
What is the point, then?
The whole skill is to match rpms to clutch engagement for a smooth transition. Or not.
Why buy a car where a robot can over ride that?

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:42 AM (w7KSn)

479 Some Miata body conversions... but really nice ones:

https://www.simpsondesign.net/

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:43 AM (y87Qq)

480 I once owned a Rambler of early '60's vintage that had a hybrid transmission that could manually or automatically change gears...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 25, 2018 12:44 AM (e9G8E)

481 "Or you can just play Piano Tiles on your iPhone like me.



Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth"

I might do that. I decided to finally learn piano a 3 or 4 years ago. I've come a a long way but it has really taken time away from drinking. Not sure it's worth it.

Posted by: Ripley at February 25, 2018 12:44 AM (NbRJx)

482 Some Miata body conversions... but really nice ones:

https://www.simpsondesign.net/


He should hang out with these guys:

https://www.flyinmiata.com/

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 25, 2018 12:45 AM (IcT7t)

483 My Altima is a CVT and it has shifters like that. I used the low gears once for a noticeable improvement in the snow.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 25, 2018 12:41 AM (rnAwa)


The new Maximas have a CVT that's supposed to mimic the sound and feel of a geared transmission when it's in sport mode (I don't know if they did the same with the Altima CVT programming).

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:45 AM (y87Qq)

484 Are all standards that way and if they are can that feature legally be disabled?
Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (AC18V)

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Had a 2009 Cobalt SS Turbo. It was putting about 280 HP on the ground.

It had a cool feature called "No lift shift." Basically, keep the pedal mashed to the floor while shifting. No need to left off the gas as it wouldn't allow the engine to over-rev while shifting.

Ran that thing up to about 130 once. Might as well have been doing 75 for all the car noticed. Didn't get squirrelly or anything.

However, when you wind up changing tires about every 15K miles and a set of tires runs $1K, it takes the luster off.

Traded it for a truck.

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 12:45 AM (WEBkv)

485 462 Ever notice that the president of Mexico is never Mestizo?
Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 25, 2018 12:19


Mexico's Presidential election is coming up in a mere matter of months.

The leading candidate is the far Left Obrador, who is so far gone that even the Leftmost of Mexico's three parties (the PRD) are opposing him.

How bad will it be if he wins?

Think a Mexican Hugo Chavez with millions upon millions of potential fifth columnists in "stolen" land that the Reconquista and La Raza people believe still is part of Mexico.

Look forward to "interesting times".

Posted by: The Deconquista Hat at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (itfg0)

486
Learned how to drive on a 44 Willys MB we put together courtesy of the gov't. Dad paid $100 for it surplus.

It had a winch and a fording kit, no PTO, though. I took that thing up hills I had to winch back down and through water just about over the hood. If you couldn't go with it, you didn't want to go in the first place.

We still had it when I went in the service in 60.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (S/hVx)

487 You mean they have computer modifications to manual transmissions now?
What is the point, then?
The whole skill is to match rpms to clutch engagement for a smooth transition. Or not.
Why buy a car where a robot can over ride that?

Posted by: navybrat
*********************

It's all nuts. Got a rental Cruz and it kills itself at a red light. At every time you full stop.
It takes a real no driving genius to come up with that.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (AC18V)

488 475 When my kids were little, we didn't drug them and hit the tanning salon.

We tied them up then went to the bar.

What are people thinking these days?

Posted by: Blake at February 25, 2018 12:39 AM (WEBkv)


To be fair, knot tying is a dying art now-a-days...

Posted by: The Barrel Knot Hat at February 25, 2018 12:47 AM (itfg0)

489 Just wondering. Not judging. Just asking questions.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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"They're nothing but a rabble of ignorant Indians" - Che Guevera

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w1zJX)

490 When I was in Austria I saw a car that was incredibly hot. Styled like crazy and a manual 6 speed. Probably a custom job.
I never saw it before.
Or since.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w7KSn)

491
It's all nuts. Got a rental Cruz and it kills itself at a red light. At every time you full stop.
It takes a real no driving genius to come up with that.
Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (AC18V)

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That stop-start business is a deal killer for me. I've had it on loan cars and it's a clumsy jerry-rigged solution that hardly saves any gas at all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:50 AM (9SkN+)

492 Before the Day Of Threads With a Hungarian Theme concludes, Miklos presents to assist in all Hungarian related matter, quotidian or profound.

Allok ön rendelkezésére, vagy högyem vagy uram.

"I am at your service, whether Lord Or Lady".

People still use this old fashioned language in Ye Olde Hungary.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 12:51 AM (zCyNd)

493 Miklos!
Hello from one who has trod your fair city.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:52 AM (w7KSn)

494 Cars are just one more product that our overlords in Washington have forced into mediocrity.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:53 AM (9SkN+)

495 "They're nothing but a rabble of ignorant Indians" - Che Guevera

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w1zJX)

"Can't do math neither"

*of behalf of Ppf. Jay Guevara*

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 12:53 AM (zCyNd)

496 In the last decade or so most of the cars that used to at least come with a manual - even if you had to hunt through every dealership in the area to find one or two that didn't have the automatic 'option' - don't any more. Camry, Maxima, Altima, 3-series, C-class, all of those can't be had with a clutch as far as I know. A few still offer it, but they're hen's teeth. Toyota 86, 370Z, M3 (last year for those)... that's all that comes to mind. And none of them are cheap at all, either to buy or to run.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (y87Qq)

497 Cicero, it would be nice if somehow Detroit could be allowed to make muscle cars again.

OTOH, my hunch is they'd be ridiculously expensive.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (eMKNe)

498 194: Sessions will have Rpsenstein look into this.

Posted by: CN at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (5gaNQ)

499 When I was in Austria I saw a car that was incredibly hot. Styled like crazy and a manual 6 speed. Probably a custom job.
I never saw it before.
Or since.
Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:48 AM (w7KSn)

If you want hot try a Jeepny. I mean hot as in 100 degrees and filled with diesel fumes.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (5fRCd)

500 Think a Mexican Hugo Chavez with millions upon millions of potential fifth columnists in "stolen" land that the Reconquista and La Raza people believe still is part of Mexico.

Look forward to "interesting times".

Posted by: The Deconquista Hat at February 25, 2018 12:46 AM (itfg0)
***********************

In the Mexican War we owned Mexico. We controlled the capital, the ports, every major city we occupied and controlled. President Polk instead of keeping it waited, he had to wait, that's how decimated they were, for them to form a government in order to surrender.

Mexico has done it's worst to us and that's only because of Brak`O.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (AC18V)

501 Miklos!
Hello from one who has trod your fair city.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:52 AM (w7KSn)

You walked in front of my apartment, too. Right behind the market hall. You should have bought it then and there, and I would not begrudge you the 200% capitalist profit it would sell for today.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 12:57 AM (zCyNd)

502 Polk had to decide whether Mexico was an asset or a liability.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:57 AM (w7KSn)

503 It's Midnight in the middle of America, an America is getting greater again every day and where let us remember Jeb Bush will never be fifty points ahead.

Looking back, looks like the topics are automotives or child abuse. Maybe I missed something?

Posted by: mindful webworker by Midnight at February 25, 2018 12:57 AM (pQplJ)

504 Cicero, it would be nice if somehow Detroit could be allowed to make muscle cars again.

OTOH, my hunch is they'd be ridiculously expensive.

---------

There are still a few. Dodge Challenger Demon has an 800 hp V8 and it can all be yours for $86,000.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 12:58 AM (9SkN+)

505 I must return when it is warmer!

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 12:58 AM (w7KSn)

506 Cicero, I think I saw one of those at the dealership this morning. (I got the Hyundai at Chrysler Jeep of Ontario.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 12:58 AM (eMKNe)

507 högyem

sorry. should be hölgyem

Russians hacked my Hungarian.

*hmm...blues song? short story title?*

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 12:59 AM (zCyNd)

508 It's strange how everything that used to have a V8 is now getting a turbocharged 6 or even a four-banger. That's pretty hard to swallow in the luxury segment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 01:00 AM (9SkN+)

509 In the Mexican War we owned Mexico. We controlled the capital, the ports, every major city we occupied and controlled. President Polk instead of keeping it waited, he had to wait, that's how decimated they were, for them to form a government in order to surrender.

Mexico has done it's worst to us and that's only because of Brak`O.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (AC18V)


But with millions upon millions of potential fifth columnists? And who-knows-how many new outright fifth columnists to be introduced once Obrador takes over?

There is the potential for greater American civilian death then any other non-nuclear war scenario with any other country on Earth.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 25, 2018 01:01 AM (itfg0)

510 For some reason I think the story of Michael Rockefeller could be the story of Timothy Treadwell.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 01:01 AM (5fRCd)

511 Mexico has done it's worst to us and that's only because of Brak`O.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 12:54 AM (AC18V)

You forget-the Americanos had to send Lopez de Santa Anna to Washington to surrender in person. The Mexicans wanted to kill him.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 01:02 AM (zCyNd)

512
Today's cars are unquestioned engineering marvel, but they have all the appeal of a dead tree stump. They're reduced to transportation modules and little else.

I would sooner have an old 49 or 50 Ford to drive. They had a simple honest charm that is totally lacking in modern cars.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 01:02 AM (S/hVx)

513 irongrampa, as I understand it, they also had incredibly simple, user-friendly and easy-to-repair engines.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 01:03 AM (eMKNe)

514
Today's cars are unquestioned engineering marvel, but they have all the appeal of a dead tree stump. They're reduced to transportation modules and little else.

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The electronics are more important than the car, in most cases.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 01:03 AM (9SkN+)

515 If I could, I would drive a Pierce Arrow.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 01:04 AM (w7KSn)

516 Subaru has in recent years had manuals in several models. Still does in Legacy, WRX, BRZ, at least.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (nBBdT)

517 515 If I could, I would drive a Pierce Arrow.
Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 01:04 AM (w7KSn)

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How about a 1928 Porter?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (9SkN+)

518 Mother and daughter shoot up a robber in their Tulsa, OK liquor store

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yct76epq


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (bxLgY)

519 Subaru has in recent years had manuals in several models. Still does in Legacy, WRX, BRZ, at least.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc

Also Crosstrek

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (nBBdT)

520 The Pierce Arrow had wheels up to my chest.

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (w7KSn)

521 Russia scores. Leads 2-1, 6:30 left,3rd.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:06 AM (O5Q3r)

522 "My Mother The Car"

Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 01:07 AM (w7KSn)

523 Germany comes right back! Tied at 2!

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:07 AM (O5Q3r)

524 Random question: how many 'ettes are eating pizza right now?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 01:07 AM (5fRCd)

525 (de-lurks)

Yo.

(re-lurks)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 25, 2018 01:08 AM (rJUlF)

526 Pizza nyah?

Nope.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 25, 2018 01:08 AM (bxLgY)

527 522 "My Mother The Car"
Posted by: navybrat at February 25, 2018 01:07 AM (w7KSn)

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Heh. Good catch.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 01:08 AM (9SkN+)

528 GO RUSSIA!!!!!

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at February 25, 2018 01:09 AM (Qy9+s)

529 Most modern automobiles, even motorbikes, are designed such that literal imbeciles can get them going... I think this explains why there are so many more idiots on the roads these days...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 25, 2018 01:10 AM (e9G8E)

530 You forget-the Americanos had to send Lopez de Santa Anna to Washington to surrender in person. The Mexicans wanted to kill him.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 25, 2018 01:02 AM (zCyNd)
*****************

That was a different war but yes, the United States has been very kind to Mexico. They need some tough love.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:10 AM (AC18V)

531 Miklos has home made pizza. Not authentic Hungarian pizza, because I have not squirted ketchup all over it.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, with pizza, if you want some at February 25, 2018 01:12 AM (zCyNd)

532
A lot of the cars from the 50's and 60's that are considered classics are what I cut my teeth on as a mechanic.

For 40 odd years I was that friendly guy who fixed your car right the FIRST time.

I've seen the advent of radial tires, electronic ignition, fuel injection and complete computer control of engine and body functions.

And fixed it all.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 01:12 AM (S/hVx)

533 The electronics are more important than the car, in most cases.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 25, 2018 01:03 AM (9SkN+)


It seems like there's also much less difference between makes and models because of that. When everything comes standard with the features that made up the $6000 premium trim line from 2006, there isn't much to distinguish between them. My parents rent a mid-size car when they visit and when pretty much everything in the fleet has a back-up camera and lane assist and satellite radio with Bluetooth and blind-spot monitors, you really can't even tell what kind of car you're in, especially when you're duct-taped in the trunk and you've lost a lot of blood.

Back in high school (ca. 1994), I could identify cars just from the head or taillights. Now I have to look for the badge when it's sitting next to me at a stop light during the day.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:13 AM (y87Qq)

534 Germans score! Lead 3-2. 3:16 left.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:13 AM (O5Q3r)

535 Gold Medal Game has been awesome.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:13 AM (wvjZS)

536 Mein Himmel!
The Krauts may win this.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 25, 2018 01:14 AM (0jtPF)

537 "They want every Catholic in Colorado on the phones
Monday calling up their elected representatives, demanding amnesty for
the dreamy Dreamers.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

wikileaks long ago showed Podesta was working with about half the Catholic church on their subversive plans ... and this new pope seems to be one of "them". I think all church goers of any faith should make sure where their donations go, and keep the decisions local, starting right in the home. If they want to build wells in Africa, arrange that with the local church, and have direct contact.

Sorta the decentralized federalism plan applied to churches ... which seems to be how it was in the first century.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 25, 2018 01:14 AM (bT8Z4)

538 First car was 49 Ford flat head six. Eighteen miles to the gallon it would do and ride smooth too.

The back seat was, it was a lot different than the backseats of today.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:15 AM (AC18V)

539 Germans on the power play. 2:11 left.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:15 AM (O5Q3r)

540 Captain Whitebread (peeks under lurker blanket), are you still doing a radio gig? I listened in one night online but lost the link and don't know your schedule.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at February 25, 2018 01:16 AM (pQplJ)

541 I don't know who invented automatic ignition timing, but I'm quite sure he was an agent of Satan...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 25, 2018 01:17 AM (e9G8E)

542 Top photo, famous spot on US Hwy 163, Monument Valley. It's actually in Utah, as you enter the Navajo reservation. Close to the 4 corners area.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 25, 2018 01:17 AM (V2Yro)

543 HOLY SHIT!

They tied it up while down a man!!?

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:17 AM (wvjZS)

544 Russia ties it with a minute left!

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:17 AM (O5Q3r)

545 Then again, maybe the Krauts won't.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 25, 2018 01:18 AM (0jtPF)

546 Russia pulled the goalie so it was 5 on 5.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:18 AM (O5Q3r)

547 >>Top photo, famous spot on US Hwy 163, Monument Valley. It's actually in Utah, as you enter the Navajo reservation. Close to the 4 corners area.


163 used to be a nice winter bike ride. Used to go through there 4-5 times a year on my way to/from Moab.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:19 AM (wvjZS)

548 Oh huh, looks like Mazda still lets you decline the automatic 'option' for the 3 and 6 on their build page. Punch line: configure one with a manual and search the inventory; there are maybe 12 Mazdas in all of Christendom that aren't automatics or Miatas and none of them are within 500 miles of your zip code.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:20 AM (y87Qq)

549 @475,

Blake.....tie em up.......shit, we just take em with us. "Family Friendly Dives" provide an Octane Free Children's Arena.......

That way we got someone sober to drive us home when the time comes.

It's why every genuine Hillbilly Mobile is equipped with "midget gear"......i.e. the mods midgets require to drive "normal cars".....Kid useful that gear is......

All snark aside.......The daycare story kinda screams, "on Day 4 of the Meth Binge, Neatherlin had a good idea..."

But, the most pertinent part is how in the EVER LIVIN FUCK was this woman investigated in 13,15 an 16 for criminal mistreatment of children and somehow, STILL.....operated a daycare.............

Oh, sorry y'all......I missed the Browardism in action......

Never mind.

All the Best Horde Of Exceptional.....As ALWAYS, y'all Deserve It!

Posted by: Hillbillyking at February 25, 2018 01:20 AM (5TqIK)

550 >> Russia pulled the goalie so it was 5 on 5.


5 on 6.

Still down a man.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:20 AM (wvjZS)

551 Those Germans have some nice set plays off the Faceoff.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:21 AM (wvjZS)

552 Going to overtime.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:21 AM (O5Q3r)

553 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat and well wishes tonight! Happy Sunday!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 25, 2018 01:21 AM (eMKNe)

554 Happy driving.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:23 AM (AC18V)

555 One weird and wild game.


Russians better players, but not playing smart and no apparent game plan.


Germans disciplined.


Both goalies - almost comically bad. Half the goals scored have been ridiculous.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:23 AM (tGjfm)

556 How long is overtime?

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:23 AM (AC18V)

557 Subaru has in recent years had manuals in several models. Still does in Legacy, WRX, BRZ, at least.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 25, 2018 01:05 AM (nBBdT)

Does Subaru do separate, inclusive manual for LGBTQWRX?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, with a full set of wrenches at February 25, 2018 01:23 AM (zCyNd)

558 Wow.

Thanks I was wondering if they pulled the goalie watching in Shanghai and they didn't show that.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:24 AM (OEqWZ)

559 Does Subaru do separate, inclusive manual for LGBTQWRX?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar
***********************

Mish shifting?

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:25 AM (AC18V)

560 This is what I wanted - 4 on 4 over-time. Best idea since the NCAA football over-time procedure.


Would be even better with a team like Finland or Sweden or the Czechs against the Russians (faster flashier skating than the German team offers) on that big ice, 4 on 4.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:25 AM (tGjfm)

561 People come and go so quickly here! exclaimed Alice... the hooker.

Good slight, sleep fight, and don't let the bedbugs gripe.

Posted by: mindful webworker - something like that at February 25, 2018 01:26 AM (pQplJ)

562 Time for me too. Maybe dream of cars past tonight.


But remember, y'all, we are Americans, so you hold that head HIGH and PROUD.

We are extraordinary people, living in an exceptional country. Cherish that.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe and warm.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 25, 2018 01:26 AM (S/hVx)

563 20 minutes over-time. Then shoot-out if needed.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:26 AM (tGjfm)

564 Wait - sudden death, or 20 minutes regardless of scoring? Don't know. 20 minutes before shoot-out, at least.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:27 AM (tGjfm)

565 20 minutes, it's late, past my time, have to wait 'till morning to learn the score. `nite.

Posted by: gNewt at February 25, 2018 01:28 AM (AC18V)

566 What is the source of the "military" looking pic?

That has to be one of the worst-built sand-bag walls I have ever seen.

If it's not from a movie set, a bunch of people need to go back and do "remedial" basic.

Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:29 AM (7rlrd)

567 Does Subaru do separate, inclusive manual for LGBTQWRX?
Posted by: Miklos Molnar, with a full set of wrenches at February 25, 2018 01:23 AM (zCyNd)


If you half-pull the high beam but not far enough to engage the latch, you can make an WRX STI wink, if that's your thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Y-_5i2K04

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:29 AM (y87Qq)

568 Sudden death. 20 min max.

No goal -> Shootout.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:30 AM (wvjZS)

569 My Kia Soul has that?
Something to look into on Sunday.

Posted by: Downcast at February 25, 2018 01:30 AM (v2Njf)

570 Wait - sudden death, or 20 minutes regardless of scoring? Don't know. 20 minutes before shoot-out, at least.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:27 AM (tGjfm)

This is about ACC basketball, right?

Posted by: Miklos the adopted Dookie at February 25, 2018 01:30 AM (zCyNd)

571 It's a damn shame the Subaru WRX is a tosser mobile.
If they weren't so gay, they'd be pretty cool.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:31 AM (wvjZS)

572 i want my my stolen 1963 Willys Gladiator 1 tom pickup back... the one with the speed shop built 327 Chevy with the Isky cam, the Edelbrock manifold, Mallory Ignition and the Holley carb....

which was probably in Mexico within hours of being stolen, or just chopped to bits, minus the good parts.

bastards.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 25, 2018 01:31 AM (LrpB0)

573 Thanks garrett.


These goalies make it very hard to predict a winner. Either side could score at any time even on marginal plays (Russian goalie is the shakier of the two).


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 01:33 AM (tGjfm)

574 Mary!!! Always so right!!!

The nice people (not from here) from Subaru want to use your Heroic Birkenstock in their next marketing campaign!!


Posted by: Concerned Woman of Brattleboro at February 25, 2018 01:35 AM (zCyNd)

575 OT. 4 on 4.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:37 AM (O5Q3r)

576 Check out the "devastated" #GunControl #Everytown ghouls, I mean victims of the Florida shooting, before the Ellen taping.

https://tinyurl.com/ycvpmpw4

The left loves mass shootings. It is fun to advance your #communist agenda on the graves of dead people. Party on scum #FromMyColdDeadHands

Posted by: Trigger Warning at February 25, 2018 01:40 AM (YRXy3)

577 First big stop he's made all night.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:45 AM (O5Q3r)

578 Swimmin'...but he got it.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:46 AM (wvjZS)

579 Russia on the power play.10:49 left in OT

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:49 AM (O5Q3r)

580 Russia wins gold.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:50 AM (O5Q3r)

581 Shit.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:51 AM (OEqWZ)

582 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Y-_5i2K04

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 01:29 AM (y87Qq)

I watched that, nothing happens.

Oh-here is joke!!

Like all old jokes from Communist days. Is, how you say, knee slapper!

Posted by: Miklos Molnar. legal immigrant at February 25, 2018 01:51 AM (zCyNd)

583 Well, that was gonna happen.

4 on 3 is tough.

Posted by: garrett at February 25, 2018 01:51 AM (wvjZS)

584 Russians win? Only with doping and tanks.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, thinking 1956 at February 25, 2018 01:52 AM (zCyNd)

585 Life imitates art?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bti1eIm8k0

Posted by: phssthpok at February 25, 2018 01:53 AM (0wlz+)

586 Damn. Germans had it and blew it.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 25, 2018 01:53 AM (O5Q3r)

587 Ya.

And not really a penalty the refs could ignore.

Guess the Canadians will be sending hot chocolate over to the German embassy.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:53 AM (OEqWZ)

588 504 Detroit has never made higher performance cars than they do now.
2016 C7 Corvette is 470HP and 29mpg stock.

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 01:54 AM (9TR2V)

589 47 A YouTube star who claimed online that her vegan lifestyle cured her cancer, has died of cancer.



Whoops.

Posted by: Insomniac


Sh died doing what she loved, which in this case seemed to be being monumentally stupid. Of course, with Stage 4 BC, maybe there were no good options for her, and going vegan was as good a choice as any.

Cancer still sux.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 25, 2018 01:55 AM (0ogQG)

590 Guess the Canadians will be sending hot chocolate over to the German embassy.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:53 AM (OEqWZ)

Prime Minister Jusin Bieber will be dressed in some ethnic iteration.

Dirndl is my guess.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, done thinking at February 25, 2018 01:56 AM (zCyNd)

591 today's camaro = 650HP from the factory

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 01:57 AM (9TR2V)

592 590 Guess the Canadians will be sending hot chocolate over to the German embassy.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:53 AM (OEqWZ)

Prime Minister Jusin Bieber will be dressed in some ethnic iteration.

Dirndl is my guess.
Posted by: Miklos Molnar, done thinking at February 25, 2018 01:56 AM (zCyNd)

*******

LOL!

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:57 AM (OEqWZ)

593 Justin Trudeau could also wear Lederhosen--although when he's wearing them it's called Leder Hoser.

Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:59 AM (OEqWZ)

594 Kovalchuk would have killed himself if the Russians had lost, after being unable to lift the puck on that nifty rush he did. He had the German goalie completely beaten.


Interesting, even in the short over-time, there was much more interesting stick handling and rushing by the Russians.


I think even on the big ice, the key thing in the game has become the size of the players (and their athleticism, reach). When you go to 4 on 4, it instantly becomes more fluid and the players with lots of moves suddenly show them again.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 25, 2018 02:00 AM (Pby3z)

595
My Jenna Jameson shaped Fleshlight won't order me a pizza after 2 minutes in heaven

Posted by: Monk at February 25, 2018 02:04 AM (g4lFK)

596 Detroit has never made higher performance cars than they do now.
2016 C7 Corvette is 470HP and 29mpg stock.
Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 01:54 AM (9TR2V)


1960 Ford Nucleon, ~400kWt pressurized water fission reactor.

Or are you in the other timeline? I bet you're in the other timeline.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 02:05 AM (y87Qq)

597
Ace's boy Nick from Diversity & Comics is getting email threats of suing and harassment like a crazy ex from pedo tentacle porn seizure dude. Scary and funny. Video related.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RGiyBsk4inE

Posted by: Monk at February 25, 2018 02:08 AM (g4lFK)

598 I'm kidding I can't avoid a Fleshlight..... Or pizza in the current year and looking forward

Posted by: Monk at February 25, 2018 02:11 AM (g4lFK)

599 I have Ford Nucleon.

Wash it myself every week.

Vote for me.

Posted by: President Joe Biden at February 25, 2018 02:13 AM (zCyNd)

600 Bleep bloop

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at February 25, 2018 02:16 AM (Qy9+s)

601 All my hacking finally paid off!!!

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at February 25, 2018 02:17 AM (Qy9+s)

602 All my hacking finally paid off!!!

Posted by: RUSSIAN BOT at February 25, 2018 02:17 AM (Qy9+s)

Bad news-all Bitcoin is automatically converted to rubles.

Read the cyrillic fine print.

Posted by: Miklos, with unfunded pension at February 25, 2018 02:19 AM (zCyNd)

603 today's camaro = 650HP from the factory

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 25, 2018 01:57 AM (9TR2V)
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and will make the quarter mile in an astounding 25 seconds....with a tail wind.

F off with the Detroit advertising BS.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 25, 2018 02:24 AM (LrpB0)

604 Posted by: Miklos, with unfunded pension at February 25, 2018 02:19 AM (zCyNd)

Oh hey, what was the 'nothing happens' thing with the headlight video about? That must have gone over my head.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 25, 2018 02:27 AM (y87Qq)

605 What is the source of the "military" looking pic?

That has to be one of the worst-built sand-bag walls I have ever seen.

If it's not from a movie set, a bunch of people need to go back and do "remedial" basic.


Posted by: Bruce at February 25, 2018 01:29 AM (7rlrd)

Here ya go: https://tinyurl.com/y8mbhnhl

Posted by: Bert G aka Country Singer at February 25, 2018 02:35 AM (yzxic)

606 Looks like I better take over as Pontifex Maximus... again
The Catholic hierarchy keeps shitting the bed.

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at February 25, 2018 02:53 AM (FTPVM)

607 Just followed a link from Drudge and read how Mona Charen just had to unburden herself at CPAC and demand how dare the organisers and attendees call themselves conservatives if they didn't join the #MeToo witchunt.

Why are these NeverTrumpers asked anywhere?

Posted by: Decaf at February 25, 2018 02:55 AM (/3+Sg)

608 Mother and daughter shoot up a robber in their Tulsa, OK liquor store

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yct76epq


Damn, that was intense. The mother and daughter were lucky to be alive. This video demonstrates the reason to unload your weapon until the threat is completely removed. The reluctance to avoid shooting the thug almost got them killed. Fortunately, the gun he wrestled from the mother appeared to be empty.

Posted by: mpthompson at February 25, 2018 03:04 AM (b0njJ)

609 Aaugh,. Has everyone gone to bed?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 03:11 AM (5fRCd)

610 The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller.

Wow. What a truly pathetic story. And that picture at the end of the article of the shit that still sits in the museum as his collection ... man, what crap.

The story really needed to have his shrunken head delivered as the only part of the collection that remains. They could certainly throw the rest of that shit out and no one would really notice ... except that there might be a slight paucity of unsophisticated, weird penis sculptures around for a while ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 25, 2018 03:12 AM (8gDQu)

611 I'm on the job!

Posted by: Nytol at February 25, 2018 03:12 AM (Fikbq)

612 FWIW: Duterte seems to be the Filipino Donald Trump. The people I'm hanging out with like him, they don't think he's perfect but they like him.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 03:18 AM (5fRCd)

613 Justin Trudeau could also wear Lederhosen--although when he's wearing them it's called Leder Hoser.
Posted by: Shaka Kubla KAAAHN!!! at February 25, 2018 01:59 AM (OEqWZ)

A visit to the Ukraine will see dressed like a dancer.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 03:22 AM (5fRCd)

614 A visit to the Ukraine will see dressed like a dancer.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 25, 2018 03:22 AM (5fRCd)


Trudeau's got a whole closet of burkhas ready for his trip to France.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 25, 2018 03:31 AM (8gDQu)

615 RockfreakinChalk, Jayhawk!

Yay Bill & co for 14 straight conference titles!!! Waaaay better than the Olympics...

Posted by: Shopgirl: #GoodbyeHoz at February 25, 2018 03:41 AM (ir6ZB)

616 Trudeau's got a whole closet of burkhas ready for his trip to France.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

That's 'Justine', eh? The world's most renowned part time substitute teacher.

Oh, Cananduh. The World needs more laughs.

Posted by: Morton at February 25, 2018 03:54 AM (S+W8j)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 02-24-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

Extracting Emotion

50. Early Melancholy 01.jpg

For those of you with long memories, in my first post I called all movies lies. Movies are about manipulation in order to get you emotionally involved with people who never existed during events that never took place. Any emotion you do end up feeling is a manipulation of sight and sound to get you to feel that way. I don't see anything particularly wrong with that, but understanding that it's all a manipulation, I think, helps to view certain things that movies do in a new light.

One of the things that movies sometimes do that makes this very obvious to me is when they try to force an emotion from me, the audience, before it has done the necessary work to actually create an emotional connection between me and the characters on screen.

In order to highlight what I mean, I've provided two clips below. The first is from a movie that, in the hands of almost any other director, would be considered a masterpiece, but coming from Martin Scorsese is merely one of his better films. The second is from an over-praised comic book movie. Is it fair to compare the two? Well, I'm not comparing them as a whole, just two scenes that happen at about the same point in each and seem to have similar points.

The first is from Hugo:

This is our introduction to Papa Georges. I wish there was a bit more to the clip, but I think it shows enough to make my point. What emotion are we supposed to understand that Papa Georges is feeling? There seems to be a deep sadness about him, but are we, as an audience, expected to share in that sadness in that moment?

Before you answer, watch the second clip from Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2:

This is the first time we've seen the character Yondu in this film. If you haven't seen the first movie, your introduction to the character is him emoting heavily. If you have seen the first movie, none of what Yondu is going through here is even hinted at in the first adventure. This is the introduction to a major conflict for this character (being cast out from the other 99 Ravagers). Yondu is obviously deeply sad about this, but how are we, as the audience, expected to react to that emotionally?

The answer to both, I think, is keyed by the music. In the clip from Hugo, the music is almost defiantly jaunty after we see Papa Georges' sadness. We're supposed to see his sadness, perhaps understand that it's a deep melancholy, but we're not expected to share in it just yet. In the clip from Guardians, the music swells to dramatic highs as though we're expected to feel the emotions that Yondu is feeling. I suppose that if you're really invested in Yondu as a character, then some very sudden realization that he has a sad past that was never hinted at before could elicit something, but for the rest of the audience, I'm fairly certain it doesn't work.


Emotional Journeys

50. Early Melancholy 02.jpg

There seems to be a difference in outlook from the creators of both films about what exactly the purposes of these scenes are. Scorsese sees his scene as an introduction to a character, the first step on a journey that will reveal the reasons for that melancholy. Gunn, on the other hand, seems to think that his scene is an emotional payoff on its own.

Is that a fair reading of the intentions of both scenes and filmmakers? I think so. One, I don't imagine that too many people would disagree with me that Scorsese is a better storyteller than James Gunn, but that's an argument by authority and not terribly convincing on its own. Scorsese did make New York, New York, for all its worth. To understand how these are intended, one needs to view the rest of the movies.

Hugo sees the discovery of Papa Georges' past as its main driver in terms of plot, character, and theme. Our main character, Hugo Cabret, goes on a search for family, and his way to find one is to find Papa Georges' past, so we go on a journey to find out who he was, driven by Hugo. Hugo's own path is tied inexorably to Papa Georges' past, so when we do find out why he's so sad, we've grown to know him, and the emotional payoff ends up being satisfying.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, however, isn't nearly so focused. We get bits here and there in fits and starts. Yondu is far from the center of the film. He's a secondary character. You might expect an emotional payoff for him to be a minor goal to the overall picture and treated as such. To me, that implies that his emotional journey should be of relative importance to the amount of screen time the character receives. Should Yondu be dealing with something as large as rejection from his entire culture as his part of the movie? I feel like it's too much, and that it starts out asking for way too much from the audience in terms of emotional involvement.


Resolutions

Look at how both of my examples wrap up. For Hugo, we need a couple of clips. First of all, Papa Georges is actually Georges Melies, the silent film pioneer who made The Voyage to the Moon. Here's where we see that reveal (if you haven't seen the movie, do take the time to watch):

We can hear his happiness when he was on the rise, and the sadness as it falls apart. This is why I think the emotional journey works, because we gain an understanding of Papa Georges' happiness before he became sad. We see it, even experience it, with him. The next clip is the culmination of his journey:

It's obvious that, as we've gotten to know Papa Georges as a character, that he may be ornery, but he does develop a connection with Hugo through the boy's honesty and ability to fix broken things, much like how Hugo fixes Papa Georges.

Here's how Guardians ends its emotional journey for Yondu:

That's as big an emotional sendoff you can get for a character, especially considering that he's actually kind of a minor player in the film, and the payoff for the Ravager stuff is in here as well with the other Ravagers accepting him as one of their own. For me, the scene, especially that specific aspect of it, fell flat. Don't get me wrong, I think that this could have worked, but because it was that well established and the rest of the movie didn't deal with it that well either, this funeral scene just doesn't carry any emotion for me.

Am I wrong? Is Hugo's treatment of Papa Georges less satisfying than Guardians's treatment of Yondu?

What do you think?

Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Annihilation
Game Night
Every Day

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Leon Morin, Priest

Movies I Saw This Week:
The Bourne Supremacy (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 4/4) [Rewatch] Poster blurb: "Hot damn, that car chase." [Personal Collection]
3000 Miles to Graceland (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1/4) "One of the most miserable "fun" movie experiences I've ever had." [Netflix Instant]
The Phantom of the Opera (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "Good classic silent horror exemplifying Cheney's commitment to great monster makeup." [Amazon Prime]
Iron Sky (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) "Exists on a border between pure silly B-movie and biting satire, but the satire falls so flat that it's hard not to hold it against the movie." [Amazon Prime]
Winter's Bone (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Spare little thriller that's very effective and involving." [Netflix DVD]
Napoleon (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "I admire its breadth of storytelling and the sheer audacity and skill of its filmmaking. At the end of the 6 hours, you know you've seen something consequential, not just in length but in terms of film history as well." ["Library"]
The Iron Mask (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "An absolutely wonderful example of silent action filmmaking. Big, brash, and completely earnest. Charming from beginning to end." [Amazon Prime]


Contact

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I've also archived all the old posts here, by request. I'll add new posts a week after they originally post at the HQ.

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Comments

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1 Umm

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 06:41 PM (12Ea6)

2 Silver medal!

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 06:42 PM (EzdLW)

3 Is this the chess thread?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 06:44 PM (9SkN+)

4 Off to see Black Panther...

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 24, 2018 06:45 PM (di1hb)

5 Hm.
Well...I didn't like Hugo.
But was entertained by GOTG 2.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:46 PM (xJa6I)

6 3 Is this the chess thread?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 06:44 PM (9SkN+)

=====

Not nearly as good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 06:46 PM (r2/qu)

7 Don't think I have seen 1 of these movies

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 06:47 PM (aC6Sd)

8 For those of you with long memories, in my first post I called all movies lies. Movies are about manipulation in order to get you emotionally involved with people who never existed during events that never took place. Any emotion you do end up feeling is a manipulation of sight and sound to get you to feel that way.

Holy shit. I think you just figured out why Hollywood is a magnet for leftist idiots.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (/qEW2)

9 'Terror' is coming out. The book is kinda scary, if you are the type scares, but a pretty good read if you like fantastic stuff. Thing is, Terror is the name of the ship, not the monster. Doubt I'll see the movie in the theater.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (zLDYs)

10 Darn it, you're going to make me buy the Amazon Firestick just to watch the silent movies!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (gwPgz)

11 Not nearly as good.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 06:46 PM (r2/qu)



Heh. I really enjoy your movie threads, TJM, but I haven't spent enough sober time on Yondu to understand it. Guess I'll have to, you know, read the post.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (9SkN+)

12 Anyone see 1517 to Paris?

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (JlSFP)

13 I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)

14 My Favorite Year is on TCM as I write.

Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (pV/54)

15 10 Darn it, you're going to make me buy the Amazon Firestick just to watch the silent movies!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (gwPgz)

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There are so many. A bunch on YouTube as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 06:51 PM (r2/qu)

16 Support Hollywood leftists!

Posted by: Ha at February 24, 2018 06:51 PM (MAstk)

17 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:46 PM (xJa6I)
Went to see Hugo a long long time ago with Mrs H, the time spent with her, I regret not in the least, the time I spent watching Hugo, I still think I could have spent that time better at the beach!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (gwPgz)

18 13 I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)

=======

The Thin Red Line! By Malick, of course.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (r2/qu)

19 And part of why Hugo didn't work for me but Guardians 2 did actually ties into the two scenes you list.

Now I did see, and love GOTG, so I had some association with Yondu before this. But the Yondu of the first movie isn't really the Yondu of the second. Largely because the second movie asks you to recontextualize him from the first movie.

So, we see Yondu in a brothel, run by sexbots that...turn themselves off rather than interact with him. He's surrounded by celebrating idiots, his crew (most of whom betray him). He feels isolated and lonely and that's before he gets kicked out of the ravagers. Youndu is showing us guilt that he doesn't show in the first movie and doesn't show in the first half of this movie.

But Hugo, despite less use of CGI felt more artificial. It feels stilted, it feels like I'm being told something rather than shown it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (xJa6I)

20 I havent seen Guardians II, but Michael Rooker is such a good actor, it seems to me he almost overcomes the weakness that TJM is discussing. The music might be off, but his anger's obvious. And then, if not sadness, he does a good job expressing something like loss.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 06:53 PM (EzdLW)

21 What's on Svengoolie tonight?

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:54 PM (+Tibp)

22 Scorsese should stick to mobsters and heresy.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 06:55 PM (EzdLW)

23 I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)


The Pacific from HBO and the same team who did Band of Brothers is decent. Very different feel from BoB because it's focused more on two particular Marines than a whole company of soldiers, but very much worth watching (even if I prefer BoB).

It's available on AMZN prime.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 06:55 PM (y87Qq)

24 In looking at "Guardians of the Galaxy Volume II" I cannot decide if it's bad writing, bad editing or bad directing.

It could very well be the writers did a good job of developing the back story but the director decided it was unnecessary. Or, the story existed but was left on the cutting room floor.

It also could be that modern studios have decided that character development is secondary, at best, to stringing together a bunch of flash because modern audiences don't really care if the story hangs together.

More than likely, though, I'm just a curmudgeon who thinks most modern movie makers should get off my lawn, because I believe people with ADHD have better focus than a lot of modern movies.

Posted by: Blake at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (WEBkv)

25 The Pacific from HBO and the same team who did Band of Brothers is decent. Very different feel from BoB because it's focused more on two particular Marines than a whole company of soldiers, but very much worth watching (even if I prefer BoB).

It's available on AMZN prime.
Posted by: hogmartin

I enjoyed Generation Kill much more.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (+Tibp)

26 WWII Pacific. Different but I love it.

Heaven Knows Mr Allison.

Shipwrecked Marine Robert Mitchum lands on island where the only survivor of a missionary is nun Deborah Kerr. Then the Japs arrive.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 06:57 PM (pV/54)

27 Finally watched The Finest Hour on Netflix (it's dropping off in March). I liked it . Had a Perfect Storm vibe.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (+Tibp)

28 13 I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)

Guadacanal Diary
With the Marines at Tarawa
The Battle of Midway by John Ford
Back to Bataan with John Wayne
They Were Expendable
The Sands of Iwo Jima
The Fighting Seabees
The Flying Leathernecks.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (xJa6I)

29 I thought Hugo was a pretty good movie, but, as happens so often, doesn't do the book justice. Sacha Baron Cohen was a huge distraction.

As far as Hugo v. GotG2 (which I really enjoyed) I'm having a hard time trying to analyze the movies together since they are so different. That said, I'd venture that Hugo's treatment of Papa Georges was more moving - perhaps because he was there to receive the accolades. Both worked in their own way, though.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (akSgU)

30 3000 Miles to Graceland, for me, was one of those movies that at first glance looks like it might be pretty cool. Then it turns out to not be as good as you'd thought it would.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 06:59 PM (EzdLW)

31 Svengoolie movie tonite is "Terror From The Sky."

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (KP5rU)

32 And John Wick still delivers.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (+Tibp)

33 Is this the chess thread?

Posted by: Cicero


(shrugs shoulder)

Sure

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (B4vfZ)

34 Ah. MOO - vees.


They still making those?

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (x25VP)

35 I enjoyed Generation Kill much more.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (+Tibp)

War movie?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (70cRb)

36 Movies are about manipulation in order to get you emotionally
involved with people who never existed during events that never took
place.


Not always.

Any emotion you do end up feeling is a manipulation of sight and
sound to get you to feel that way.


When it works, it works.

Posted by: Leni R. at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (LAe3v)

37 I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)



Sands of Iwo Jima with John Wayne. It was on the other night. I forgot how much actual footage they used in the movie for the battle scenes

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (SiINZ)

38 NorthernLurker/Teem- While you are in P.I. perhaps you would like reading Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson. A real cypher.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (zLDYs)

39 Wasn't a fan of 3000 Miles to Graceland, despite the mighty Kurt Russell.

Really disliked Kevin Costner's character and disliked how long and how often he was successful in the movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:02 PM (xJa6I)

40 And John Wick still delivers.
Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (+Tibp)

Agreed. However, if that pos JW2 had been the first movie, there would not have been a sequel. I think JW2 killed the franchise.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 07:02 PM (12Ea6)

41 Iron Sky's tagline: "The Reich Strikes Back"

I gather it's a comedy, a spoof, but that's still pretty damn tasteless.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:02 PM (EzdLW)

42 War movie?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

Series on Amazon about invasion of Iraq. I rate it five thumbs up. Way up. But I'm shallow.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 07:03 PM (+Tibp)

43 Recommendations?

...

Read a book.

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:03 PM (x25VP)

44
Empire of the Sun
The Great Raid
Flags of Our Fathers
Sands of Iwo Jima
Hacksaw Ridge

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 07:03 PM (pNxlR)

45 There's a difference between Georges and Yondu as characters; Georges has been brought down low by his own naivety, whereas Yondu has been brought down by his own bad decisions. It's easier to be sympathetic to Georges so we probably respond to him more.

As for manipulating emotions, the movie that takes the cake in this realm is "ET" and I've never liked the film because of it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (l9m7l)

46 The Thin Red Line! By Malick, of course.

Read the book, by James Jones

my favorite author

Ooops wrong thread

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (B4vfZ)

47 The Thin Red Line! By Malick, of course.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone


I did not care for the movie. It was far to self-conscious and was trying to hard to be profound. TBH, I think that's true of everything James Jones wrote. From Here to Eternity was one of the most overpraised bits of self-indulgence I've ever read.


Posted by: pep at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (LAe3v)

48
The other night a discussion about the new Lost in Space TV show got started and Parker Posey will be the new Dr. Smith (sounds awful) but she made a number of good (at least I liked them) indie movies in the 90s. One was called Amateur by Hal Hartley from 1994. It starts with a man with amnesia and you feel very sorry for him and as the movie progresses you start to learn about him. It also has a nymphomaniac virgin in it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:05 PM (SiINZ)

49 35 I enjoyed Generation Kill much more.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (+Tibp)

War movie?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (70cRb)

++++

HBO mini-series about the invasion of Iraq. Excellent series, but nothing to do with the war in the Pacific during WWII.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (pvjTE)

50
Run Silent Run Deep
Wake Island

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (pNxlR)

51 The other night a discussion about the new Lost in Space TV show got started and Parker Posey will be the new Dr. Smith
...

The hell she will.

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (x25VP)

52 Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)

Wake Island....made in 1942 right after the battle.

They add some humor to make it fun in the beginning where the Marines are goofing off and get in a fight with the contractor who is there to build the airstrip but the story is straight up.

See how many 1903's you see and tell if they are 1903's or 1903A3's......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 07:07 PM (EoRCO)

53 130 My Favorite Year is on TCM at 6pE.

Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (pV/54)

From last thread but, thank you Ig.

This is such a good movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:07 PM (xJa6I)

54 NorthernLurker/Teem- While you are in P.I. perhaps you would like reading Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson. A real cypher.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (zLDYs)


Funny story there, I loaned my copy of Cryptonomicon to a reading buddy and he refused to give it back he liked it so much. He did buy me a brand new replacement copy though so I forgave him.

It is one of the few books I have reread at least three times. Peak Stephenson!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:07 PM (gwPgz)

55
The Thin Red Line (1964) with Keir Dullea and Jack Warden

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 07:08 PM (pNxlR)

56 My Favorite Year is on TCM at 6pE.

Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (pV/54)


It's a very funny movie and O'Toole is at the top of his game in it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:08 PM (SiINZ)

57 Ignore the IJN biplanes in Wake Island.

Otherwise, pretty good. The Marines did well there, and the surrender was a tad too soon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:09 PM (hyuyC)

58
hile you are in P.I. perhaps you would like reading Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson. A real cypher.
Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM



Now there's a book I wish would be filmed. No, not a movie, a series like Game of Thrones. IIRC, Neal Stephenson himself suggested that would be the appropriate format.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:10 PM (EzdLW)

59 54 NorthernLurker/Teem- While you are in P.I. perhaps you would like reading Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson. A real cypher.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (zLDYs)

Funny story there, I loaned my copy of Cryptonomicon to a reading buddy and he refused to give it back he liked it so much. He did buy me a brand new replacement copy though so I forgave him.

It is one of the few books I have reread at least three times. Peak Stephenson!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:07 PM (gwPgz)

Agreed.

I think The Diamond Age is more prescient but Crypto is his best writing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:10 PM (xJa6I)

60 HBO mini-series about the invasion of Iraq. Excellent series, but nothing to do with the war in the Pacific during WWII.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (pvjTE)

Sounds geat. I'm in.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (70cRb)

61 "The Diary of Andy Frank" starring Adam Rippon as Andy, a flaming homosexual persecuted by Nazis ( in the bad way not the 'good' way).

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (x25VP)

62 Flags of Our Fathers

Read THAT book too.

And keep a handkerchief handy

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (B4vfZ)

63
The other night a discussion about the new Lost in Space TV show got started and Parker Posey will be the new Dr. Smith



Seriously?

Oh, the pain.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:12 PM (EzdLW)

64 All I know is this ... Jimmy Stewart is a bitch in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ... and anybody that thinks different is a RepubCuckLican.

So ? How's things ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:12 PM (fiGNd)

65 This was one of the issues I had with a zombie flick I saw recently: Maggie. It's a low budget indie flick ($1.5m budget, $1.3m boxoffice) whose claim to fame is that Schwarzenegger played the lead as a grief stricken father witnessing his daughter's decline after she is infected.

Actually the movie itself was pretty good, but I think it could have benefitted with giving a background of the relationship before trying to pressure us into feeling Ahnuld's emotions in various scenes.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 07:12 PM (/qEW2)

66 The ending of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was an incredibly powerful moment for me, as it follows a very heartfelt eulogy by Peter Quill (which was not shown here). Probably the most moving sequence I have ever felt watching a comic book movie adaptation. I'll admit I cried. The music really plays a role in affecting our emotions in the film.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:12 PM (q177U)

67 Still no checkers? Maybe a thread about the Checker Cab. Wheat Chex? Help me out here.

Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 07:13 PM (mFD3N)

68 I'd like to see Snow Crash filmed. The Diamond Age hits a little too close to home.

And I do not need a page on eating cereal like in Cryptonomicon. Bad Neil Stephenson, bad.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (hyuyC)

69 Guardians of the Galaxy was written and directed by the same person BTW.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (q177U)

70 Maybe not exactly a war movie but Stalag 17 is a great movie.

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (4fiCC)

71 "I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!"

Peter O'Toole channeling Erroll Flynn.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (pV/54)

72 I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. ...
Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)


In Harm's Way starring John Wayne. It is a pretty decent adaptation of the book by James Bassett. Some of characters are pretty unpleasant and many do not survive. I'm pretty sure he based characters on people he served with in the Pacific during the war.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (5Yee7)

73 Winter's Bone (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Spare little thriller that's very effective and involving." [Netflix DVD]

Jennifer Lawrence is actually very good in this movie, made early on in her career before some sort of brain trauma turned her into a drooling idiot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 07:16 PM (lYlRK)

74 Recommendation: 'The Legend of 1900.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 07:16 PM (oVJmc)

75 "Bewitched" - this hilarious reboot stars a vegan Wiccan transpersyn who marries a confused but idiotic WHITE MALE (hahaha- nazi) and casts spells that make Derrin ignore the obvious bulge in xis thong panties!

Hilarious.

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:16 PM (x25VP)

76
Victory at Sea

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 24, 2018 07:17 PM (pNxlR)

77 Was just watching a bit of "My Favorite Year" on TCM, story of a young writer shepherding an aging, alcoholic star around New York. It's kind of funny, kind of touching; what makes it interesting is knowing that its a fictionalized version of the time a very young Mel Brooks met an aging and besotted Erol Flynn. And the tyrannical manic boss who screams at him every time he sees him is a pretty obvious caricature of Sid Cesar.

I suppose I like it because I like Peter O'Toole in just about anything he's done.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:17 PM (V2Yro)

78
Any emotion you do end up feeling is a manipulation of sight and sound to get you to feel that way.


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Steven Spielburg at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (EzdLW)

79 Hrothgar, I too have read Cryptonomicon 3 times, loaned it out twice and not got it back. One of my favorites, I'm not loaning this one. Aspergers, lost fortune in gold, WW II, slimy lawyers, and a lady diver who would slit your throat. What's not to like?

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (zLDYs)

80
OT: Handsome Dan was a Hound Group 2 today at the San Jacinto KC show for his first group placement. He also placed third in the Owner-Handled Hound Group.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (AaZnB)

81 Remde by Stephenson would be a great movie. Ready Player One for grown ups.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (q177U)

82 73 Winter's Bone (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Spare little thriller that's very effective and involving." [Netflix DVD]

Jennifer Lawrence is actually very good in this movie, made early on in her career before some sort of brain trauma turned her into a drooling idiot.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 07:16 PM (lYlRK)

This.

Avoid all her other stuff, but she's solid in this.

I used to think it was a shame she went Hollywood, but she's an asshole.

Fuck her with a broken dick.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:19 PM (xJa6I)

83 O'Toole got an Oscar nod for MFY, one of eight. He never won.

First up was for Lawrence. He lost to Gregory Peck in Mockingbird, a movie that couldn't get made today.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (pV/54)

84 and Parker Posey will be the new Dr. Smith
...

The hell she will.


Posted by: skip


Parker Posey is a dame ?

huh.

But parking was always such a manly activity.

Women !

Can't live with 'em, can't park without 'em.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (B4vfZ)

85 Not a war movie, but loved Peter O'Toole in The Ruling Class.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (nWc4E)

86 Winter's Bone (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Spare little thriller that's very effective and involving." [Netflix DVD]

The Paolo, he provides the bone any season.

Posted by: The Paolo at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (ANIFC)

87 86 Winter's Bone (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 3.5/4) "Spare little thriller that's very effective and involving." [Netflix DVD]

The Paolo, he provides the bone any season.
Posted by: The Paolo at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (ANIFC)

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A duty or a service?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:22 PM (hIO5j)

88 Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:14 PM (hyuyC)

Zodiac would have been a good movie as well, and perhaps REAMDE..

Cryptonomicon worked for me because I was working with people like that at the time I read it.

My copy of SevenEves lies unopened

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:22 PM (gwPgz)

89 Hugo was a fantastic book, a quick read and beloved by my kids. I liked the movie, the hidden passages in the station and the link to early cinema, but felt it was badly in need of an edit.

Hugo is the object of emotion as far as I'm concerned. When the toyseller screams 'thief' at Hugo, the toyseller lands on the enemy side of the ledger. only because of his grand-daughter's kindness to Hugo is he allowed to tell his story, and then redeemed.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 07:22 PM (xGMkv)

90 OM.. that was her first movie. My son had seen and he kept begging me to watch it. She was outstanding in it. I kept hoping she wouldn't turn into another leftist tool, but alas, Hollywood did their job well.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 07:23 PM (dUJdY)

91 "Jane Wwick" - a former Recon Marine/Delta Force womyn gets caught up the Russian mob, falls in love with a dog and avenges her canine-lover's death by killing all the white people.


Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:23 PM (x25VP)

92 Remde by Stephenson would be a great movie. Ready Player One for grown ups.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (q177U)


88

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:23 PM (gwPgz)

93 13
I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about
movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen
movies about the war in Europe.

I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.

Recommendations?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 06:50 PM (5fRCd)
--------Hell in the Pacific...
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063056/?ref_=nv_sr_7

Posted by: davidt at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (djCea)

94 A duty or a service?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:22 PM

For the Paolo, it is a way of life.

Posted by: Paolo at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (0dBoU)

95 83 O'Toole got an Oscar nod for MFY, one of eight. He never won.

First up was for Lawrence. He lost to Gregory Peck in Mockingbird, a movie that couldn't get made today.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (pV/54)

Neither of the could.

They've banned To Kill a Mockingbird in Minnesota.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (xJa6I)

96 I'm going to explain to everyone what I see in the combination of District of Columbia vs Heller and 18 U.S. Code 242. In 1947 the situation for blacks in the south looked utterly hopeless - the Jim Crow laws were everywhere, and the southern legal system enforced those laws. There simply was no way out because the truth is - you can't fight city hall. Nobody had the money or enough lawyers to fight even one of those laws all the way to the supreme court.

However after the passage of 18 U.S. Code 242 in 1948 all of those Jim Crow laws became dead letter unenforceable laws. Why? Because passage of that federal law made it a federal felony to deprive anyone of any Constitutional rights. That meant police officers, prosecutors, and judges in the south would not only go to federal prison for that - they could face a death penalty for simply using the implied threat of a gun to falsely arrest somebody ( a false arrest is a kidnapping ) in the process of depriving that person of his rights. All of the Jim Crow laws vanished overnight.

The nightmare tangle of "Jim Crow" style gun control laws all over the country looks equally as hopeless as the situation for blacks looked in 1947. However all it takes is ONE federal prosecutor anywhere in the country to do his job and apply the Heller ruling that the second amendment is an individual right, and simply threaten to apply 18 U.S. Code 242 to a single gun control law and all of the gun control laws in the country will instantly become dead letter unenforceable laws and disappear - just like the rest of the Jim Crow laws instantly vanished in 1948.

Posted by: An Observation at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (lkOCI)

97 For those who saw Winter's Bone --

How does it portray Ozarkians? Deplorable rednecks? Or with some realistic sympathy.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (EzdLW)

98 He lost to Gregory Peck in [To Kill a] Mockingbird, a movie that couldn't get made today.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (pV/54)


Ironically, a major plot point was a white attorney defending a black man charged with raping a white woman and that attorney exposing the racism of the accuser.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:26 PM (5Yee7)

99 97 For those who saw Winter's Bone --

How does it portray Ozarkians? Deplorable rednecks? Or with some realistic sympathy.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (EzdLW)

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Like people trapped with little choice in how to get out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:26 PM (hIO5j)

100 Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:18 PM (zLDYs)

AND computer nerds.

BTW, I made the mistake of loaning out my copy of "In the Beginning...Was the Command Line" (which was never returned) and regret it to this day!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:26 PM (gwPgz)

101 98
Ironically, a major plot point was a white attorney defending a black man charged with raping a white woman and that attorney exposing the racism of the accuser.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:26 PM (5Yee7)

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Believe all women.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (hIO5j)

102 This is the main reason I won't watch movies. I will not allow my emotions to be manipulated. Not any more. I will not be tricked or gaslighted. Not any more.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (lwiT4)

103 97 For those who saw Winter's Bone --

How does it portray Ozarkians? Deplorable rednecks? Or with some realistic sympathy.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (EzdLW)

Hm.

Both?

It's about a hard, hard family that -among other things- cooks a lot of meth.

But it shows the bonds of family, their toughness too.

I'm a filthy Scandi but I didn't think it was bad. Reminded me of folks I knew growing up and met later in life.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (xJa6I)

104 Pacific movies?

'Mister Roberts' is set in the Pacific, though there's no combat, as the ship that the movie takes place on is a supply transport.

Tora Tora Tora!


Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (VAt5v)

105 They've banned To Kill a Mockingbird in Minnesota.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (xJa6I)

Too bad we can't ban Minnesota.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 07:28 PM (EoRCO)

106 97 For those who saw Winter's Bone --

How does it portray Ozarkians? Deplorable rednecks? Or with some realistic sympathy.
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (EzdLW)

Yes.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 07:28 PM (NWiLs)

107 Not so sure To Kill a Mockingbird couldn't be made today, think of all the Leftist bend that could be put in that, it might not even be recognized as a remade.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (aC6Sd)

108 102 This is the main reason I won't watch movies. I will not allow my emotions to be manipulated. Not any more. I will not be tricked or gaslighted. Not any more.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (lwiT4)

I think it's ok to get enchanted, so long as you know what the enchantment is, going in.

It's the sucker punches I hate.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (xJa6I)

109 In Harm's Way starring John Wayne. It is a pretty decent adaptation of the book by James Bassett.


ANOTHER good book !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (B4vfZ)

110 108
I think it's ok to get enchanted, so long as you know what the enchantment is, going in.

It's the sucker punches I hate.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (xJa6I)

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I just feel that Yondu's Raveger stuff is an attempt at a sticker punch.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:30 PM (hIO5j)

111 Pacific War movies - Tora, Tora, Tora is a far better portrayal of the Pearl Harbor attack than the later "Pearl Harbor" with all of the angsty "human interest" stories they stuck in to pad the movie out.

I think "Tora, Tora, Tora" is one of my favorite battle movies, because it sticks to strictly telling the story of the actual battle and doesn't junk it up with a whole lot of non-essential stuff.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (V2Yro)

112 102 This is the main reason I won't watch movies. I will not allow my emotions to be manipulated. Not any more. I will not be tricked or gaslighted. Not any more.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (lwiT4)


Grammie !!! Go watch The Outlaw Josie Wales !!!

It's the Feel-Good Movie of the season. Trust me. You'l love it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (fiGNd)

113 I enjoyed Iron Sky entirely too much.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (rnAwa)

114 My copy of SevenEves lies unopened

Of course.

You're outnumbered.

Even with your glasses on.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:32 PM (B4vfZ)

115 "what do you think?"

i didn't like "e.t." because it was just soooo manipulative. spielberg tends to do that in collusion with john williams. but williams, answering that charge, has denied his scores are manipulative.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:32 PM (Pg+x7)

116 Speaking of Sid Caesar... some things never change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpn4_QeS7w8

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (/qEW2)

117 So Proudly We Hail - WWII Pacific theatre movie

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (VyOxI)

118 Grammie !!! Go watch The Outlaw Josie Wales !!!
It's the Feel-Good Movie of the season. Trust me. You'l love it.

And remember, Endeavor to Persevere.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (V2Yro)

119 TheJamesMadison's Phone

Just as an aside, but I'd like to thank you for the effort and love you put into this thread. It has become one of my must read blog posts along with the Pet Thread, and the Book Thread, even though I hate all Hollywood scum with the heat of a thousand suns!.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (gwPgz)

120 I think it's ok to get enchanted, so long as you know what the enchantment is, going in.



It's the sucker punches I hate.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (xJa6I)

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I can watch live sports events, such as my beloved Cubbies. I'm familiar with the heartache so I take that into account. Seriously, I really just stick to live sports.



Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (lwiT4)

121 110 108
I think it's ok to get enchanted, so long as you know what the enchantment is, going in.

It's the sucker punches I hate.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (xJa6I)

======

I just feel that Yondu's Raveger stuff is an attempt at a sticker punch.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:30 PM (hIO5j)

Well, it does take Yondu in a different direction than what we saw in the first movie. The only real sign we saw of his affection for Peter Quill was that last scene when he smiles after being scammed by the mcguffin switcharoo.

But it didn't soften Yondu. He did terrible things, delivering children to their nearly-certain death. His guilt over that was handled pretty well, I thought. Especially in a movie that's basically a comedy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (xJa6I)

122 73 winter's bone worked for J-Law because she doesn't have to move her face very much. She always plays these impassive characters. A big meh.

Posted by: vivi at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (11H2y)

123 I think Winters Bone portrayed the people in the Ozarks pretty decently. I mean they aren't saints.. they cook meth but at least they didn't show them as some sort of missing link of mankind who just drool and grunt.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (dUJdY)

124 The film montage in the last Hugo clip above is enchanting, Grammie! The old films the real character made are magical.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (xGMkv)

125 i didn't like "e.t." because it was just soooo manipulative. spielberg tends to do that in collusion with john williams. but williams, answering that charge, has denied his scores are manipulative.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:32 PM (Pg+x7)


I didn't like E.T. because it was retarded.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (8gDQu)

126 And remember, Endeavor to Persevere.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (V2Yro)


Good advice from a character that knew how to live!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (gwPgz)

127 Can't believe I've never seen "A Trip To The Moon" before, although I'd heard about it. Cool.

Now I know why one of my conspiracy-theory friends doesn't believe the moon landing was real ...

Posted by: ShainS at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (BiLU+)

128 I understand a lot of people here don't want to endorse current Hollywood product, and I understand that completely, but I just saw three movies this week that got me in the movie-spirit again. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is a real gem, and Frances McDormand gives one of the best performances of her brilliant career. "The Darkest Hour" is a tightly-scripted glimpse of the great Winston Churchill, brought to incredible life by Gary Oldman, one of the finest actors of all-time. And then, last night, the wife and I watched "Only The Brave" about the heroic firefighters of the Western Fire Front -- we both forgot it was a true story, and snickered a little at the "Top Gun"-esque machismo in the early going, including a little shirtless sports. By the end, we were both weeping like a couple of little bitches. And then they played the credits over a touching song, with the photos of the real guys interchanged for the actors who portrayed them in the movie. Help!

Movies can pack a very powerful punch, and we have been movie fans since our earliest dating days, when we had almost nowhere else to go besides the bar. We used to go to EVERY movie, back in 1981-82. Even the karate ones.

Posted by: Octopus at February 24, 2018 07:34 PM (TjN6o)

129 Operation Petticoat - Cary Grant is awesome and Leslie Caron delicious.

Posted by: rammajamma at February 24, 2018 07:35 PM (MCpv7)

130 TheJamesMadison's Phone

Just as an aside, but I'd like to thank you for the effort and love you put into this thread. It has become one of my must read blog posts along with the Pet Thread, and the Book Thread, even though I hate all Hollywood scum with the heat of a thousand suns!.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (gwPgz)

Ditto that.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:35 PM (IMacf)

131 130 TheJamesMadison's Phone

Just as an aside, but I'd like to thank you for the effort and love you put into this thread. It has become one of my must read blog posts along with the Pet Thread, and the Book Thread, even though I hate all Hollywood scum with the heat of a thousand suns!.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (gwPgz)

Ditto that.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:35 PM (IMacf)

Thirded.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (xJa6I)

132 While not a movie, the old multi-part documentary Victory at Sea is good and the much of the musical score is inspired.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (5Yee7)

133 "The Black Cauldron" or a Hitchcock? I already watched an animated movie last night (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight), but TBC expires at the end of the month.

Posted by: josephistan at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (ANIFC)

134 They've banned To Kill a Mockingbird in Minnesota.


But did they ban mockingbirds ?


NOOOOOOOooooooooo!

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (B4vfZ)

135 Octopus.. that's what I told my son after we had seen 3 Billboards. THAT movie made me fall in love with movies again. Absolutely brilliant and Frances McDormand was outstanding as well as Sam Rockwell. Just great movie making.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (dUJdY)

136

Woof!

Posted by: Checkers at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (IqV8l)

137 "ET" was a great movie. Stop being so crusty and curmudgeonly, and let the feelz happen.

Posted by: Octopus at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (TjN6o)

138 I liked Winter's Bone well enough, but the commentary track was amazing. The leftist director went out filming and got her worldview knocked off the foundation. Everything from the poor whites whose homes she used as settings to talking to the military recruiter at the high school - she admitted how shallow her stereotypes were.

But the book was better, and I've recommended it to half a dozen people who don't know what generational poverty looks like. It reminds me of kids I grew up with and how an adult's stupid decision could leave a teenager holding the bag.

Guardians of the Galaxy was the last comicbook movie I saw until Wonder Woman, and I don't think I'll bother with others.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (G8B7r)

139 This theme gave me a great idea for the evening. Extracting insanity emotions.

- Prince of Darkness
- In The Mouth of Madness
- Dark City

Cant decide if I should start with Dark City as a warm of or end with it as a cool down? Also extra caffeine because reasons.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (g4lFK)

140 97 For those who saw Winter's Bone --

How does it portray Ozarkians? Deplorable rednecks? Or with some realistic sympathy.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (EzdLW)

++++

It showed a small slice of life in the Ozarks, and the story was connected to the meth business. So, since those in the meth business aren't exactly Rhodes scholars, the characters weren't either.

It really wasn't too bad as far as stereotypes go. More like the people who were lowlifes were lowlifes because of their drug and criminal behavior, not because they lived in the Ozarks.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (pvjTE)

141 Watching Unforgiven right now. I've only seen it a couple of times. I like it though.

Also just finished reading Cold Mountain. Is the movie any good? Cuz the book was really good.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (IMacf)

142 I loved the book Up Periscope as a kid and I thought the James Garner movie was a fair representation. Can't imagine being in a sub in those days.

Posted by: rammajamma at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (MCpv7)

143 While not a movie, the old multi-part documentary Victory at Sea is good and the much of the musical score is inspired.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (5Yee7)


My father liked that show, but had to leave the room every once in a while when it was on!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (gwPgz)

144 Guardians of the Galaxy was the last comicbook movie I saw until Wonder Woman, and I don't think I'll bother with others.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (G8B7r)

Well, you picked two good ones.

I'd suggest you add Captain America 2: Winter Soldier to the list.

It works as a movie, not just as a comic book movie, I think.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (xJa6I)

145 GOTG2 fell flat completely emotionally. The supposed "love story" between Starlord and Green Girl was just unbelievable.

Posted by: MAGA at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (LnOh3)

146 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri us my favorite of the year. Great ensemble, great script.

Martin McDonough also wrote and directed In Bruges, one of the best flicks of the last ten years. His scripts have Catholic religious themes.

The SJWs jumped on 3 Billboards because they didn't like that the racist cop has a redemption arc.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (pV/54)

147 The movie Galaxy Quest, in the middle of being a lot of fun and a great sendup of Star Trek, had a tremendously thoughtful and powerful theme that kind of skates by. And its related to your themes here.

Movies are lies. They are deliberate fiction, meant to entertain, certainly, but none of it is true. Its all deliberate falsehood designed to manipulate the audience. Make you laugh, make you thrill, make you cry, make you care, etc.

For a race of beings totally committed to truth and without any concept of falsehood, movies and television were a horrible betrayal. And it brings up something about the very soul of acting and even fiction: you are lying for a living. At some point, does that affect you? Or me? When I write a novel that's a batch of made up stuff, is that a small crime, a petite sin? Have I lied to everyone?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (39g3+)

148 i didn't like "e.t." because it was just soooo manipulative. spielberg tends to do that in collusion with john williams. but williams, answering that charge, has denied his scores are manipulative.

---------

I'm going to see John Williams conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra in April.

Posted by: josephistan at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (ANIFC)

149
Operation Petticoat - Cary Grant is awesome and Leslie Caron delicious.
Posted by: rammajamma


You are combining Operation Petticoat and Father Goose.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (IqV8l)

150 125... primordial... "i didn;t like e.t. because it was retarded"...

i hated the e.t. alien because it was preposterous. it couldn't hold its head up on that neck and couldn't possible walk with those little legs.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (Pg+x7)

151 Also just finished reading Cold Mountain. Is the movie any good? Cuz the book was really good.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (IMacf)


In my humble opinion, it is hard to beat that book, but if you liked the book the movie is well worth the time to watch!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (gwPgz)

152 Operation Petticoat - Cary Grant is awesome and Leslie Caron delicious.

Leslie Caron isn't in OP.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (oVJmc)

153 seveneves is an excellent read
There is a female politician Hillaryesque
in fact seveneves is probably her dream come true

Posted by: vizzy at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (s5Khz)

154 'Mister Roberts' is set in the Pacific, though there's no combat, as the ship that the movie takes place on is a supply transport.

Tora Tora Tora!

Posted by: junior

My late father always like "Mr. Roberts" because the Cagney character reminded him of his commanding officer in WWII. He was a 90 day wonder, as they called them, a really obnoxious person, I guess. Cagney played an old Merchant Marine officer, who got a Navy commission.
WWII, the Good War. No, it wasn't. It was a mess of carnage and terror. And a lot of crap that just happened to people that was unnecessary.

"In Harm's Way": there's a brief scene where the meteorologist is giving a forecast prior to the start of the campaign. My HS Chemistry teacher was a Meteorologist in the Navy in WWII, and I swear that character was based on him. The guy looks like my chemistry teacher's brother.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (S6Pax)

155
You are combining Operation Petticoat and Father Goose.

Father Petticoat.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (LATmp)

156 You are combining Operation Petticoat and Father Goose.


Operation Father Goosed the Petticoat ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (B4vfZ)

157 In my humble opinion, it is hard to beat that book, but if you liked the book the movie is well worth the time to watch!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (gwPgz)

Will do. Gracias.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (IMacf)

158 Pacific War movies? Try Midway. One of the best.

Posted by: Exile at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (Fikbq)

159 13 I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?
Posted by: Northernlurker
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My fav is for family reasons. The Enemy Below with Robert Mitchum and Curt Jürgen. They filmed it using the USS Whitehurst (DE-634). My Uncle was a signalman aboard her during cruises around New Guinea and Okinawa among others. During her Okinawa service a Japanese Val crashed forward of the superstructure setting the Whitehurst ablaze. 42 out of a crew of 213 were KIA in that action alone. Destroyer Escorts were tiny ships - they only had a draft of about 9 feet and was 10 yards abeam.

My uncle said the ship was so small that many times Japanese shells would pass completely through the ship without detonating.

Sorry for the sea story but those guys were something.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (tr2D7)

160 Yikes I meant Father Goose - thanks Mr. Peebles. I am mortified.

Posted by: rammajamma at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (MCpv7)

161 Yeah, gotta love those sucker punches.

Started to watch Passenger 57 the other night, I was bored and had never seen it and I like Wesley Snipes.

Not 10 minutes into it comes the first sucker punch.

Sly Delvecchio: "Even though you are being hit on by absolutely beautiful woman, you are determined to maintaining your vow of chastity. You know, you'd make a hell of a republican!"

The movie didn't get any better from there ( e.g., redneck sheriff stereotypes ), so I wound up watching Olympics instead.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (EzdLW)

162 Cold Mountain, the movie was fantastic.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 07:42 PM (dUJdY)

163 Believe all women.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (hIO5j)


Especially if she totes a mattress on her back -- that's a totally sane thing to do.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:42 PM (5Yee7)

164 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074899/

Posted by: Exile at February 24, 2018 07:42 PM (Fikbq)

165 For a race of beings totally committed to truth and without any concept of falsehood, movies and television were a horrible betrayal. And it brings up something about the very soul of acting and even fiction: you are lying for a living. At some point, does that affect you? Or me? When I write a novel that's a batch of made up stuff, is that a small crime, a petite sin? Have I lied to everyone?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (39g3+)

Excellent point!....as I got older I just didn't like going to the movies anymore. I would watch them change real history and make up stuff and think "why am I watching this crapola?" so I stopped.

I always envy people that can watch pure drek and enjoy it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 07:43 PM (EoRCO)

166 Posted by: vizzy at February 24, 2018 07:40 PM (s5Khz)

Looks like I'm going to have to open that book after all!

Thanks a lot ;-)

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:43 PM (gwPgz)

167 Operation Petticoat Junction

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:43 PM (EzdLW)

168 ... "crusty and curmudgeonly".... hmmm... i like that!

thanks!

:-D

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:43 PM (Pg+x7)

169 First up was for Lawrence. He lost to Gregory Peck in Mockingbird, a movie that couldn't get made today.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:20 PM (pV/54)

Neither of the could.

They've banned To Kill a Mockingbird in Minnesota.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (xJa6I)



What about Tequila Mockingbird? (a Get Smart episode)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:44 PM (SiINZ)

170 Pacific War movies? Try Midway. One of the best.

Posted by: Exile at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (Fikbq)




It could have done without the Yoko storyline

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:44 PM (SiINZ)

171 This is the main reason I won't watch movies. I will not allow my emotions to be manipulated. Not any more. I will not be tricked or gaslighted. Not any more.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (lwiT4)


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This is why I mostly gave up watching them. It's irritating when you keep realizing "oh, they're just doing this because they're trying to herd me into feeling this way". I don't mind seeing an occasional bit of special effects escapist fare though. The Mummy, for example.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 07:45 PM (/qEW2)

172 119 TheJamesMadison's Phone

Just as an aside, but I'd like to thank you for the effort and love you put into this thread. It has become one of my must read blog posts along with the Pet Thread, and the Book Thread, even though I hate all Hollywood scum with the heat of a thousand suns!.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (gwPgz)

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You're welcome.

I'll do it until Ace kicks me out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 07:45 PM (hIO5j)

173 Howdy all, we are still binge watching Orange is the New Black. Trying to do 5 seasons in our months subscriptions.

It's good but I think Anyone else watched this?in the 5th season. Is there a sixth? Anyone else watched this?

Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 07:45 PM (yJ1e6)

174 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was entertaining but the main storyline they tried to tell was just as flat and empty as the first movie's. Ultimately they work because the character interaction and the spectacle is so entertaining, not because the story is any good. The main characters are so much fun to watch and the wierd stuff going on so distracting and interesting, you don't care how bad the story is.

Basically none o the story worked. You didn't care about Yondu like they wanted you to. The romantic subplots were forced and pointless. Starlord finding his dad had zero impact. The betrayal of his dad was meaningless. There was no investment whatsoever in the storylines or the character backgrounds for the audience to care about. I was more worried about those people about to be engulfed in lime jello than the main characters. I knew they were safe, no matter what took place.

But it didn't matter, because it had a good comic book sensibility: fun, entertaining action and spectacle involving oddball but interesting characters.

So Rocket Raccoon is bitter and pushes everyone away to protect himself. Who cares? So Groot is a bratty tween that can't figure out what a crest looks like and brings a toe instead. the absurdity of somehow getting someone's literal toe to bring was enough in its self, like a Marx Brothers scene.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:45 PM (39g3+)

175 WWII Pacific movies:
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Midway
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Sands of Iwo Jima
Empire of the Sun

Lots more but those came to mind first.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 24, 2018 07:46 PM (pY+s4)

176
They've banned To Kill a Mockingbird in Minnesota.

..

Still legal in America.



Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:46 PM (x25VP)

177 Yikes I meant Father Goose - thanks Mr. Peebles. I am mortified.
Posted by: rammajamma

I read somewhere that Cary Grant hated that movie and his role in it.

Some other good WWII movies in the Pacific:

Up Periscope
30 Seconds over Tokyo
Purple Heart (an aircrew from the Doolittle raid that was captured)
And a Japanese made movie that I have not seen in many years:

I Bombed Pearl Harbor (viewpoint of a Japanese pilot
that ended up getting shot down at Midway)

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 07:46 PM (S6Pax)

178 It could have done without the Yoko storyline
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 07:44 PM (SiINZ)

Nothing is perfect.

Posted by: Exile at February 24, 2018 07:47 PM (Fikbq)

179 Christopher R, the image of reality idea is one of my favorite philosophy mazes. verisimilitude. Fiction that rings true is a creation that excuses all the 'little lies' because they aren't lies. They're stories, products just like a cake or a painting.

They're pieces of craft, or art.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 07:47 PM (xGMkv)

180 146 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri us my favorite of the year. Great ensemble, great script.

Martin McDonough also wrote and directed In Bruges, one of the best flicks of the last ten years. His scripts have Catholic religious themes.

The SJWs jumped on 3 Billboards because they didn't like that the racist cop has a redemption arc.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (pV/54)

++++

3 Billboards was a good movie, but it had a significant flaw. The guy who tells the story of raping a woman while she is on fire... Come on. That's even worse than the Rolling Stone story about the girl getting raped on a bed of broken glass.

Even if it was your deepest desire to rape a woman while she was on fire, how does that work? Usually, people don't burn unless you douse them in an accelerant. So, you soak your dream girl in gasoline, set her on fire, and then you are going to try to stick your dick in her?

That one part was so stupid it almost turned me against the whole movie.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 07:48 PM (pvjTE)

181 This is why I mostly gave up watching them.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 07:45 PM (/qEW2)


Dude ... try a Double Feature of Blazing Saddles and History of the World.

Stick to the Classics, man ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:48 PM (fiGNd)

182 I forgot most of the movie except that two plus hours is waaaay too long to tell a comic book story, but I thought the best part of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was the Mary Poppins reference.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Blacks and Hispanics are beating up LGBTs in record numbers and it's Trumps fault!!!! at February 24, 2018 07:48 PM (ks6bw)

183 Went to the movies for the first time in six years to see the Black Panther. My son wanted to see it. I am not a big comic book guy. The extent of my comic book reading was Mad and National Lampoon.

The film was meh! Plenty of SJW crap, and the fight scenes were too drawn out, like Matrix Reloaded. It was extremely loud and get off my lawn!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 24, 2018 07:49 PM (rdl6o)

184 Guardians of the Galaxy was the last comicbook movie I saw until Wonder Woman, and I don't think I'll bother with others.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (G8B7r)

Well, you picked two good ones.

I'd suggest you add Captain America 2: Winter Soldier to the list.

It works as a movie, not just as a comic book movie, I think.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 07:38 PM (xJa6I)


I saw that! In fact, I thought it was so great that I told my folks to see it as one of their date films (the go to lunch or a matinee after their doctors appointments).

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 07:49 PM (G8B7r)

185 Fiction that rings true is a creation that excuses all the 'little lies' because they aren't lies. They're stories, products just like a cake or a painting.

I can kind of accept that, but what if you go on screen or stage and say lines you don't mean, or beleive, or at least didn't come from you? Sell yourself as something you are not?

I thought those little tentacle alien guys had a good point: Why? Why would you lie to everyone like that? Tim Allen's character is helpless, he cannot come up with an answer. He mumbles something about entertainment and tails off, embarrassed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:49 PM (39g3+)

186 Netflix has a Japanese live-action feature Full Metal Alchemist. It has been done it for other A+ anime titles. Jarring for this film to have Japanese actors when the characters were expressly European.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 07:50 PM (rnAwa)

187 Ugh, Iron Sky- a movie I looked forward to for 2 years when I saw the first trailer on the youtubes. What a disappointment.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2018 07:50 PM (v3DL/)

188 147 The movie Galaxy Quest, in the middle of being a lot of fun and a great sendup of Star Trek, had a tremendously thoughtful and powerful theme that kind of skates by. And its related to your themes here.

Movies are lies. They are deliberate fiction, meant to entertain, certainly, but none of it is true. Its all deliberate falsehood designed to manipulate the audience. Make you laugh, make you thrill, make you cry, make you care, etc.

For a race of beings totally committed to truth and without any concept of falsehood, movies and television were a horrible betrayal. And it brings up something about the very soul of acting and even fiction: you are lying for a living. At some point, does that affect you? Or me? When I write a novel that's a batch of made up stuff, is that a small crime, a petite sin? Have I lied to everyone?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (39g3+)

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Read A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law for the answer.

Posted by: MAGA at February 24, 2018 07:50 PM (LnOh3)

189 Objective Burma starring Errol Flynn and God is My Copilot are two top WWII Pacific theater film.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (bML9A)

190 If any Morons here are 60+, please visit www.seniorplanet.org to see our picks for 2017 films with empowered, fully rounded older characters or had plots of interest to grownups. We call it the 'aging with attitude" film awards. Take a look and leave a message in the Comments or offer your picks for good movies for older people in 2017.
I am the editor of the website and I gotta get some traction in the comments...or else I'll have egg on my face when the guy they just hired as my boss shows up in two weeks.
thx!

Posted by: vivi at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (11H2y)

191 Hollywood is ProgCom Propaganda Central.

They hate you and use movies to transmit their deep, abiding hate for everything decent and American.

Why would anyone who is opposed to such a degraded philosophy pay money to the Enemy in order to do this to themselves?

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (x25VP)

192 The Enemy Below with Robert Mitchum and Curt Jürgen. They filmed it using the USS Whitehurst (DE-634). ...
Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (tr2D7)[/]

In the book by D.A. Rayner, it is a British destroyer versus the German sub and not nearly as sympathetic to the Germans. ANOTHER good book written by a guy that had a lot of experience fighting the subs. The chapter where HMS Hecate rams U-121 is titled "Cold Steel."

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (5Yee7)

193 I must admit, I had not considered the notion of being emotionally manipulated by a movie or a book. I do understand how this is a thing with people. My older son is very selective about books and movies, while younger son is more like me, letting his brain just wallow in the moment.

But, yes, there are some movies that are simply ridiculous about the "you must feel this emotion" thing. Other have mentioned ET. As a kid I liked it well enough, but was always uncomfortable with the tugging-at-the-heartstrings thing. I tried watching it a few years ago and was appalled. What utter crap.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (IMacf)

194 "That one part was so stupid it almost turned me against the whole movie."

Went over my head. Because I'm an ignoramus.

What struck me more was theatrical conceit of setting up the main characters with story arcs with religious themes. Who's the most damned. Good argument it's the Woodie character.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:53 PM (pV/54)

195 Ah, maybe that's the problem: lines that the actor doesn't believe.

If the story is a vehicle for trickery, it is lies. Lots of films go astray from the truth, that's true.

But your writing endeavors to be true, I'd bet.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 07:53 PM (xGMkv)

196 To paraphrase someone: Fantasy doesn't say that dragons exist, which is false, they say that dragons can be beat, which is important.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 07:54 PM (rnAwa)

197 Mark Andrew Edwards has a review of Black Panther up, and it rings pretty well with what I've read elsewhere about it: pretty good, excellent casting and main characters, but weak action, subpar CGI (rushed) and fight choreography, and some gratuitous white bashing.

There's a scene in it where black guys... dressed as gorillas... sit around and hoot at a white guy until he shuts up. They call it "barking" but... was it? And how is that not just cringy as hell?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:54 PM (39g3+)

198 the reason movies work is because they are crafted stories, and the reasons stories work such magic on us is because that's how our minds makes sense of the world. We like to think that we just look at facts like some calculating machine, but we don't, none of us do. We craft stories and tell stories to give ourselves and others understanding of what is happening to us, and to them.

Without the stories we tell, there is no understanding of anything. There is no context, there is no explanation. The stories we tell provide that to us, which is why they are such a powerful tool, and why they can be misused.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:56 PM (V2Yro)

199 Seveneves is great. It's obvious that one of the characters is actually Neal De Gaus (however you spell his name) but it makes an interesting point about the difference in his public personae and his actual private personality. Then the book jumps forward 6 thousand years. Whuuui? Only Stephenson could get away with that.

Still think Anathem is spectacular. I've read it back to back. Never read a book twice in a row like that before.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:56 PM (Hucnr)

200 Vivi.. interesting site! Well laid out and easy to navigate! I've bookmarked it. The Sam Elliot movie look interesting!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 07:57 PM (dUJdY)

201 (p.s. "big trouble in little china" just started on el rey channel.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (Pg+x7)

202 12 Anyone see 1517 to Paris?

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (JlSFP)

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Bueller? Bueller?

I have not, but have only heard negative reviews (mostly from lefties, so discounted) -- and am interested in opinions from the horde.

Posted by: ShainS at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (BiLU+)

203 >>>Go watch The Outlaw Josie Wales !!!
It's the Feel-Good Movie of the season. Trust me. You'l love it.

The remake will be called "The Outlaw Josie and the Pussyhats" and will star Chelsea Manning.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (/qEW2)

204 To paraphrase someone: Fantasy doesn't say that dragons exist, which is false, they say that dragons can be beat, which is important.

GK Chesterton. Both CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien were disciples of the man, and had long, detailed discussions on fiction and particularly what they called "Fairy stories" because there was no category of "fantasy fiction" at the time. They were basically in the process of creating it.

Their argument was, along with Chesterton, that these themes and concepts reached people in a way others could and would not, and could be used wisely and judiciously to educate and enlighten people with the truth that they might not otherwise heed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (39g3+)

205 190 If any Morons here are 60+ . . .
Posted by: vivi
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Get off my yard.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (Q0Ghc)

206 I wish I had film of our orange cat Monkeyboy chewing on the raccoon that came in the cat door night before last to help himself to the cat food. Damnedest thing ever. I gotta get a go-pro or whatever they are.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (zLDYs)

207 No love for Hell in the Pacific? It stars Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (v3DL/)

208 "The stories we tell provide that to us, which is why they are such a powerful tool, and why they can be misused."

At a basic level, The Bible is a bunch of stories the Jews made up so they'd stop acting like the heathens around them.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (pV/54)

209 Really good movie and book set in the Pacific Theater: The Caine Mutiny.

The catch: it only incidentally has WWII as a backdrop. It could have been set anywhere in history, and doesn't even have to be a war story, Wouk just wrote what he knew. Still flippin' good.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (y87Qq)

210 (p.p.s. lo pan is not an actual character in chinese mythology!)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (Pg+x7)

211 My wife like Father Goose a lot - I'll say that it's cute, and I can see why Cary Grant hated it.

It's a good example of a women's WW2 movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:00 PM (V2Yro)

212 Without the stories we tell, there is no understanding of anything. There is no context, there is no explanation. The stories we tell provide that to us, which is why they are such a powerful tool, and why they can be misused.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 07:56 PM (V2Yro)


In the macro ... I get that. That's why State's spend money on Propoganda.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 08:00 PM (fiGNd)

213 Anyone see 1517 to Paris?

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (JlSFP)

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Bueller? Bueller?

I have not, but have only heard negative reviews (mostly from lefties, so discounted) -- and am interested in opinions from the horde.
Posted by: ShainS

I saw it last weekend, and I thought it was pretty good. Not great, not profound, just a story well told by Clint Eastwood. The actual guys from the train incident play themselves. It was a little odd from an acting point of view, but an honest tribute to decency and simple heroism. I saw it at a matinee, so it was only 8 bucks.
And my date liked it too.

Go see it if you are interested. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (S6Pax)

214 If any Morons here are 60+ . . .
..

Check back in about 31 years.

Posted by: skip intro at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (x25VP)

215 (p.p.p.s. still, "big trouble" is a lotta fun.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (Pg+x7)

216 Efram Zimbalist Jr in killer bees movie tonight on Svengoolie

Posted by: freaked at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (UdKB7)

217
There's a scene in it where black guys... dressed as gorillas... sit around and hoot at a white guy until he shuts up. They call it "barking" but... was it? And how is that not just cringy as hell?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


The white guy symbolizes the monolith from 2001.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 08:02 PM (IqV8l)

218 p.p.s. lo pan is not an actual character in chinese mythology!

There are no Chinese girls with green eyes.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:03 PM (39g3+)

219 Still think Anathem is spectacular. I've read it back to back. Never read a book twice in a row like that before.
Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:56 PM (Hucnr)


150 pages into Anathem: "Why does he have to make up a stupid new word for every damn thing?"
Daily conversation, 450 pages into Anathem: "This English language is dumb and ambiguous, why aren't we just using the perfectly good language from Anathem?"

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 08:03 PM (y87Qq)

220 Holy crap. I just saw a scene in "Fresh Off The Boat" repeat where an Orlando cop spokesman says, "The Orlando Police Department takes crime seriously!" while talking to the grade school's parents about cyber-bullying. Well, the TV series is set in the pre-shootup era. Maybe that's it?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:03 PM (ewxPW)

221 209 Really good movie and book set in the Pacific Theater: The Caine Mutiny. "

Oh yes, and marvelous acting performances - first Fred McMurray, who you always think of as a nice easygoing guy, playing the biggest dick you ever met; then Humphrey Bogart, proving he really is a great actor by playing a character totally against his type, and nailing the role; and of course Jose Ferrer who cuts to the heart of everything, and every one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:04 PM (V2Yro)

222 To paraphrase someone: Fantasy doesn't say that dragons exist, which is false, they say that dragons can be beat, which is important.

GK Chesterton. Both CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien were disciples of the man, and had long, detailed discussions on fiction and particularly what they called "Fairy stories" because there was no category of "fantasy fiction" at the time. They were basically in the process of creating it.

Their argument was, along with Chesterton, that these themes and concepts reached people in a way others could and would not, and could be used wisely and judiciously to educate and enlighten people with the truth that they might not otherwise heed.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (39g3+)

I think George MacDonald was also very influential with Tolkien and Lewis. McDonald's Lilith is a favorite of mine.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 24, 2018 08:04 PM (5fRCd)

223 The white guy symbolizes the monolith from 2001.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Hmmm....

Interesting analysis. I knew that it was not Brian Dennehey (the Monolith).

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 08:04 PM (S6Pax)

224 I think one people like cheesy scifi movies is that they are so ridiculous that they can't manipulate you.

Posted by: freaked at February 24, 2018 08:05 PM (UdKB7)

225 158
Pacific War movies? Try Midway. One of the best.

Posted by: Exile at February 24, 2018 07:41 PM (Fikbq)


Agreed. So many classic Hollywood stars at the peak of their careers, or at least still in the public eye. 1976.

from IMDB:
Charlton HestonHenry FondaJames CoburnGlenn FordHal HolbrookRobert MitchumMonte MarkhamCliff RobertsonRobert WagnerRobert WebberEd Nelson
James Shigetaand more...........
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Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 24, 2018 08:05 PM (UsCnO)

226 27 Finally watched The Finest Hour on Netflix (it's dropping off in March). I liked it . Had a Perfect Storm vibe.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (+Tibp)

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Heh -- assumed it was some old movie about Churchill.

Looking for it, found "The Finest Hours" (2016) available for Instant Watch, which sounds great and I think we'll watch that tonight -- thanks! Here's the blurb:

"Recounting one of the most heroic tales in the annals of the U.S. Coast Guard, this tense maritime thriller traces the daring rescue of the crew aboard two oil tankers; both vessels were torn in two by the furious waves of a gigantic Atlantic storm.

Posted by: ShainS at February 24, 2018 08:05 PM (BiLU+)

227 Fred McMurray, who you always think of as a nice easygoing guy, playing the biggest dick you ever met

McMurray got his start playing hardcore noir guys. He's in several of the best noir films ever made. Then he went and did Disney dad parts, which was the biggest shift of acting ever, until Leslie Nielsen went from serious important authority figure to total cornball slapstick comedy actor.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:05 PM (39g3+)

228 Roomy post you got there LCD!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (Q0Ghc)

229 I saw it last weekend, and I thought it was pretty good. Not great, not profound, just a story well told by Clint Eastwood. The actual guys from the train incident play themselves. It was a little odd from an acting point of view, but an honest tribute to decency and simple heroism. I saw it at a matinee, so it was only 8 bucks.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (S6Pax)

I will see it - probably tomorrow night. Thinking how agonizing it will be for the SJW's seeing a Hadji get beat down will make it worth it alone.

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (JlSFP)

230 Still think Anathem is spectacular. I've read it back to back. Never read a book twice in a row like that before.

Posted by: Max Power at February 24, 2018 07:56 PM (Hucnr)


I read it pretty much to the seclusion of everything else until I was done, but I don't think I will ever read it again. Cryptonomicon, Zodiac, Snow Crash, and REAMDE, all more than once! The Baroque Cycle, I might try to reread!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (gwPgz)

231 Dawg... the barrel awaits.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (dUJdY)

232 seclusion<-exclusion

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (gwPgz)

233 No love for Hell in the Pacific? It stars Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune.
Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (v3DL/)

Great movie but ol' Lee would have whacked the Jap whatshisname in the first five minutes in real life.

I forget how it ends.....been awhile. Do they both kill each other or some such.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (EoRCO)

234 It's like I fell in a well!

Posted by: freaked at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (UdKB7)

235 I think George MacDonald was also very influential with Tolkien and Lewis. McDonald's Lilith is a favorite of mine.

Yeah he was. My mom has several books of letters from Lewis and many of them discuss this concept of fairy stories, which has been helpful to me in thinking through what I do with a Christian perspective. But there are still aspects that trouble me about writing fiction.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (39g3+)

236 228 Roomy post you got there LCD!
Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (Q0Ghc)

I was expecting a submarine at the bottom!

Posted by: josephistan at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (ANIFC)

237 Bogart's roles that I liked best were his villains. Caine Mutiny, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Desperate Hours.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (EzdLW)

238 Tom, thank you for what you wrote about stories. you remind me of that poem

tell the truth
but tell it slant

and that saying that men die from a lack of what's found in poetry.

literature including film nourishes our psyche.

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (xGMkv)

239 We need a jump to the end of the comment button.

Posted by: freaked at February 24, 2018 08:09 PM (UdKB7)

240 Dawg's post dug its own well

*drops pebble, listens for splash*

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:09 PM (EzdLW)

241 But, yes, there are some movies that are simply ridiculous about the "you must feel this emotion" thing. Other have mentioned ET. As a kid I liked it well enough, but was always uncomfortable with the tugging-at-the-heartstrings thing. I tried watching it a few years ago and was appalled. What utter crap.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Disgustipated at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM

When I saw it, I was appalled that by a scene of the brothers arguing in the restaurant used such foul language with each other in front of their mother and little sister... and in public. "asshole". My mother would have cracked my brothers' skulls open.

When I rewatched it as an adult, I realized that I kind of disliked the whole family and it was a total cheese fest by the time ET arrived.

You know what movie DID hold up from my childhood? The original Karate Kid. The bullying, the kid's bad attitude, the way he finally cried in front of his mother... not over the top.

When I rewatched the movie as an adult, that scene seemed even more pointless.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 08:09 PM (G8B7r)

242 So I saw Justice League the other night, and I was disappointed because I didn't expect to be watching a Hollywood funeral. It was melancholy and basically a downer. meh.

RIP Superdude

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 08:10 PM (bJ0w+)

243 Anyone see 1517 to Paris?

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (JlSFP)

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

Bueller? Bueller?

I have not, but have only heard negative reviews (mostly from lefties, so discounted) -- and am interested in opinions from the horde.
Posted by: ShainS at February 24, 2018 07:58 PM (BiLU+)


Mrs. Cop and I saw it last week. It was OK but is actually mostly about how these three guys grew up together, went their separate ways and end up back together in Europe for their "Perversion Excursion." (Hey, they're three horny young men so cut them some slack). The one guy, the one that ends up in the Air Force, is a bit of a screw-up but ends up as a medic and taking jujitsu as a hobby (just the skills you need to treat a wounded passenger after you kick the ass of a jihadi). The Lefties probably don't like the fact that the Air Force guy essentially says he was guided towards being on the train by God.

The fight with the jihadi is maybe 5 minutes out of a 90 minute movie. Movie moves slow and is really more a movie of the redemption of the Air Force guy. Rating = 3/5

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 08:11 PM (5Yee7)

244 Midway is a very good movie, escaping greatness with that Japanese girl love interest part

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 08:11 PM (aC6Sd)

245 ... "there are no chinese girls with green eyes"...

there have been others to be sure. there are always others. but you know, mr. burton, the difficulties between men and women. how seldom it works out. yet we keep trying, like fools"

david lo pan

[one of my favorite movie quotes.]

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (Pg+x7)

246 The Halls of Montezuma starring Richard Widmark And Attack Force Z starring Mel Gibson. Two more worthy Pacific theater movies.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (bML9A)

247 When I saw it, I was appalled that by a scene of the brothers arguing in the restaurant used such foul language with each other in front of their mother and little sister... and in public. "asshole". My mother would have cracked my brothers' skulls open.

That bothered me a lot too, when I watched it originally when it came out. The language was awful, mom would have just whaled on us for that. It was otherwise kind of a cute movie, but Spielberg CGI'ing the guns out for big flashlights basically ruined the whole experience and film. Now its not even a classic any more.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (39g3+)

248 A movie which I think over-manipulates the emotions is Up. Specifically the prologue. I know everybody seems to love that movie and that beginning, but I just got the feeling I was being manipulated. I hated it.

**ducks for cover**

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (EzdLW)

249 Bogart's roles that I liked best were his villains. Caine Mutiny, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Desperate Hours.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:07 PM (EzdLW)



He was a real heel in The Roaring Twenties and Angels with Dirty Faces

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (SiINZ)

250 Liam Neeson was born to play "Michael Collins," about the IRA leader. But like Midway, they had to stick in a sideshow love story with Julia Roberts that dragged it down.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:14 PM (pV/54)

251 The one thing I found disappointing about Midway is they didn't have the budget that other moves did and it shows. If you watch carefully you can see some of carrier accidents (actual footage) being used twice. it bugged me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:14 PM (V2Yro)

252 From Here to Eternity, really great book, movie did not do it justice, but a great cast.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 24, 2018 08:15 PM (nWc4E)

253 A movie which I think over-manipulates the emotions is Up.

I agree. I'd heard how great that was and when I saw it I was annoyed, it was too heavy handed, too cloying.

The whole movie was grossly overrated though. The bad guy makes no sense at all, the story is forced and bizarre, it just fails at so many levels. The only good part is the doggy translation collar.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:16 PM (39g3+)

254 I really like Bogie in "Key Largo", as an ordinary man willing to stand up to the Mob Boss.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:16 PM (V2Yro)

255 104 Pacific movies?

'Mister Roberts' is set in the Pacific, though there's no combat, as the ship that the movie takes place on is a supply transport.

Tora Tora Tora!


Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 07:27 PM (VAt5v)


Away All Boats!

With the now nearly forgotten Jeff Chandler.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 24, 2018 08:17 PM (2kiKp)

256 Dawg's post dug its own well

*drops pebble, listens for splash*
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:09 PM (EzdLW)

"Tom-fool of a Took! throw yourself in next time."

Posted by: Gandalf the Grey at February 24, 2018 08:18 PM (IMacf)

257 The emotional manipulation stories used to be called Melodrama - it's still all that these are.

Problem is melodrama always was a crowd pleaser.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:18 PM (V2Yro)

258 Let me go on the record and say that 3000k miles to Graceland rocked.
Of course, seeing Courtney Cox getting hammered was in itself worth the price of admission.

Posted by: Drider at February 24, 2018 08:18 PM (HdKKm)

259 We need a jump to the end of the comment button.
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I don't know if it applies to smart-phones but I use ctrl-f and search for the last comment number to get to the bottom fast!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:19 PM (ewxPW)

260 The 15:17 to Paris was a date night movie for my wife and I. I liked it a lot, and so did she. But we liked it for different reasons.

I liked how training and will can save people in a crisis. Good people stepped up. And I liked the Trance dance scene. Reminds me of going around Europe in my service days. Just open Americans charming the Europeans.

She liked the growing up and sticking it out when things went bad scenes. And maybe because the guys were fit and funny and a tad hot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 08:19 PM (hyuyC)

261 imagine if those young men on the train had been there in Florida instead of those 4 worthless deputies....

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:20 PM (39g3+)

262 'I don't know if it applies to smart-phones but I use ctrl-f and search for the last comment number to get to the bottom fast! '

I meant mostly for Dawg's lengthy blankness.

Posted by: freaked at February 24, 2018 08:21 PM (UdKB7)

263 Nobody has mentioned The Gallant Hours staring James Cagney for a Pacific war movie. Cagney plays Admiral Halsey and his taking command at Guadalcanal. It is filmed a bit like a documentary and has extensive narration. It also shows the Japanese side pretty evenhandedly. Quite a good movie.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 08:21 PM (5Yee7)

264 45 There's a difference between Georges and Yondu as characters; Georges has been brought down low by his own naivety, whereas Yondu has been brought down by his own bad decisions. It's easier to be sympathetic to Georges so we probably respond to him more.

As for manipulating emotions, the movie that takes the cake in this realm is "ET" and I've never liked the film because of it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (l9m7l)


I had the same reaction to A.I. (Hey! Same. Guy.)

I'll never watch it again.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 24, 2018 08:21 PM (2kiKp)

265 248 A movie which I think over-manipulates the emotions is Up. Specifically the prologue. I know everybody seems to love that movie and that beginning, but I just got the feeling I was being manipulated. I hated it.

**ducks for cover**
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (EzdLW)

I disagree slightly. To me the first 5 mins is a far better story than anything that comes after. I could have been just as happy if they had just rolled credits at that point.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:21 PM (ycWCI)

266
From Here to Eternity, really great book, movie did not do it justice, but a great cast.

James Jones's original version is now available and is even better than the published edition. The movie seems deficient except for 1) the Army would not cooperate unless it was toned down and 2) the book could never have been filmed as is under the codes of the day.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 08:22 PM (xN4gZ)

267 200- thanks Jewelll, for the nice comment. "The Hero" is a terrific movie about an over-the-hill western actor but it delves into some deep subtexts... And so is Lucky, with the late Harry Dean Stanton. It was like he was performing his own eulogy. His nickname in the Navy was "Lucky" and like his character, he was a cook in the Navy.

Posted by: vivi at February 24, 2018 08:24 PM (11H2y)

268 I forget how it ends.....been awhile. Do they both kill each other or some such.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 08:06 PM (EoRCO)

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They get off the island they are stranded on and float to another set of islands which they discover has an abandoned base on it. The building they are using for shelter is hit by artillery fire killing both men.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2018 08:24 PM (v3DL/)

269 hogmartin, I think the Caine Mutiny actually had a little historical significance. I have a book called "Halsey's Typhoon" in which Bull Halsey sailed his fleet into a really major typhoon. A couple of destroyers were lost in the storm. How the crew handled the ship during a major event was paramount to the story. I believe the personalities of the characters was actually secondary. They saved the ship, and destroyed the captains career.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 08:25 PM (gEvQ8)

270 imagine if those young men on the train had been there in Florida instead of those 4 worthless deputies....
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:20 PM (39g3+)

Hey now, let's not get all judgmental and all.
We have our fat pensions and bennies to look forward to.

Posted by: BCSO International Union of Police Associations AFL-CIO at February 24, 2018 08:25 PM (EoRCO)

271 A.I. - a big budget movie no one ever talks about, and I think I know why.

If they would have ended that movie about 15 minutes before they did, with him stuck forever on the bottom of the ocean - it would have been touching and thought provoking. But by having him dug out of the ice by some pathetic "Blue Fairy" 20,000 years later, the story became completely idiotic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:25 PM (V2Yro)

272 245 ... "there are no chinese girls with green eyes"...

there have been others to be sure. there are always others. but you know, mr. burton, the difficulties between men and women. how seldom it works out. yet we keep trying, like fools"

david lo pan

[one of my favorite movie quotes.]
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM

That movie is infinitely quotable. "Shut up, Mr. Burton! You are not brought upon this world to get it!"

My brothers still tell me and each other, "Shut up, Mr. Burton!"

I notice that people mentioned Father Goose. My baby brother saw that a dozen times on TV because a local cable channel would run old movies at staggered times as fillers. He just fell in love with it. I was working crazy hours, but one night when I came home and he insisted I watch it. Even now, he can recite lines at appropriate times like "Goody Two-Shoes and the Filthy Beast?!?"

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 08:26 PM (G8B7r)

273 Angels with Dirty Faces
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With those hoodlum Bowery Boys!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:26 PM (ewxPW)

274 There's a scene in it where black guys... dressed as gorillas... sit
around and hoot at a white guy until he shuts up. They call it
"barking" but... was it? And how is that not just cringy as hell?


Yep. That would be the cue for me to get up, take my popcorn and go home. That does not pass as entertainment, at least for me.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 24, 2018 08:26 PM (Tyii7)

275 I'm Mary Poppins y'all!

One of the greatest lines in film history. There I said it.

Obviously I'm biased being a huge MCU fanboy, but I thought the payoff was phenomenal, in part because Yondu was a relatively minor character. And yet that scene still brought so much emotion. (It wasn't just about Yondu either, it was about Quill and Rocket, both major characters. Plus c'mon, Mary Poppins.)

As an aside, I love that a huge summer blockbuster action-comedy movie ends with a cgi racoon crying. And it works!

Anyone see Black Panther? Thoughts? Personally thought it was just okay, mid-tier marvel.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 24, 2018 08:27 PM (KCgrJ)

276 They get off the island they are stranded on and float to another set of islands which they discover has an abandoned base on it. The building they are using for shelter is hit by artillery fire killing both men.
Posted by: Darth Randall at February 24, 2018 08:24 PM (v3DL/)

That's right! Thanks DR! It is a good movie. They were kinda partying at the end when the shells hit if I remember right.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 08:27 PM (EoRCO)

277 I'm late to the thread....has anyone mentioned Speilberg? He is so heavy-handed with the cues on who you're supposed to like, hate, etc. Might as well have cue cards that say: "Emotion you should feel now is _____". He hits you with music. good or bad lighting, camera angles (looking up with the sky for the good guys, etc.). Overkill, buddy.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2018 08:28 PM (W+vEI)

278 Away All Boats!

With the now nearly forgotten Jeff Chandler.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 24, 2018 08:17 PM (2kiKp)

>>>

Yes! "Children helping the mother." I think it's on YouTube.

Posted by: Gref at February 24, 2018 08:28 PM (AMIL/)

279 Wife and I LOVED GG1 one and your review is why we're afraid of the sequel. Also glad to see the first Bourne movie score so high as I agree. It's a damn shame Matt Damon is a fucking dickhead asshole otherwise I'd have as a if a push behind him as any Hollywood actor.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay woke! at February 24, 2018 08:28 PM (IYHxL)

280
What! No love for PT-109? The thrilling story of heroism and great seamanship? Haters!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 08:29 PM (aTPUD)

281 "We're No Angels", Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray - a quirky little movie, but a very entertaining one with a very enjoyable cast.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:29 PM (V2Yro)

282 There's a scene in it where black guys... dressed as gorillas... sit around and hoot at a white guy until he shuts up. They call it "barking" but... was it? And how is that not just cringy as hell?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 07:54 PM (39g3+)

WTF? Anyone else feel like they are in bizarro world where something like this is held up as black empowerment?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (ycWCI)

283 If you liked the first Guardians of the Galaxy, you'll like the second. Its the same kind of ride, and the stuff that didn't work doesn't really get in the way at all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (39g3+)

284 imagine if those young men on the train had been there in Florida instead of those 4 worthless deputies....
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:20 PM (39g3+)


That thought had not occurred to me until now, but yes, they would have definitely tried to do something other stand in the parking lot with their d!cks in their hands. I think most people are stunned by that revelation.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (5Yee7)

285 I disliked "Hugo" intensely. I saw the whole movie once, and part of it later. I thought the whole thing was intensely manipulative, but none of the characters except the boy was the least bit likeable or sympathetic. That made me furious at the movie, because the manipulation was so bald-faced, yet none of it was effective. Yecch. That must the Scorzese movie. I won't bother with any of his other work.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (oGfbI)

286 276
That's right! Thanks DR! It is a good movie. They were kinda partying at the end when the shells hit if I remember right.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 08:27 PM (EoRCO)

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The ending Boorman shot was the two of them arguing and then parting ways. The producers hated that ending, so they used footage from another movie for the explosion.

It's so out of left field that I found it funny.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (Jj43a)

287 The Georges Melies clips are nice.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 08:30 PM (sdi6R)

288 By the way. As a recommendation. On cable, there is a movie on one of the premiums called "The Autopsy of Jane Doe".

Creepy flick. Creepier than I figured it was going to be.

Posted by: Drider at February 24, 2018 08:31 PM (HdKKm)

289
With those hoodlum Bowery Boys!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:26 PM (ewxPW)


Say faddah, whadda say, whadda know

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 08:31 PM (SiINZ)

290 A Pacific Theater film from the Japanese side:

Japan's Longest Day (1967)

Posted by: Gref at February 24, 2018 08:31 PM (AMIL/)

291 Anyone else feel like they are in bizarro world where something like this is held up as black empowerment?

Again, I have not seen it but the youtube reviews by some black guys brought up that this scene was very odd and awkward. Maybe not gorilla suits for that particular bit?? I know there was a guy named Man-Ape who was one of Black Panther's foes (a literal human gorilla type), and they were kinda working that in with the different animal-based tribes. But really, maybe not that particular group for this scene.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:31 PM (39g3+)

292 >>A movie which I think over-manipulates the emotions is Up. Specifically the prologue. I know everybody seems to love that movie and that beginning, but I just got the feeling I was being manipulated. I hated it.



I liked the first 10 min - showing the lifespan of a loving couple with no words. The rest was not good, weird, even.

Also, I'll add this: Brave. Weird, did not work for me at all.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2018 08:32 PM (W+vEI)

293 The bet Allegorical Movie about the Pacific War from the Japanese Side - "Gojira", 1954.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:32 PM (V2Yro)

294
Away All Boats!

With the now nearly forgotten Jeff Chandler.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer


Chicken guts

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 08:33 PM (IqV8l)

295 Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 08:25 PM (gEvQ

The typhoon really did happen, but the real event, or even the fact that it was a ship at sea during a typhoon wasn't necessary to the story. Not to get all Joseph Campbell all-stories-are-derivative but it could have been an airliner with an engine failure or a corporate boardroom or something and the character dynamics would still make it a good story.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

296 I liked the first 10 min - showing the lifespan of a loving couple with no words. The rest was not good, weird, even. "

That reminds me of the last 2 minutes of Zardoz. Good music, at least.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (V2Yro)

297 "Hostiles" is what I want to see, but the theater nearest to me isn't showing it.

Has anyone here seen it?

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (xGMkv)

298 Gojira vs. Mothra!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (Sfs6o)

299 @291 I know there was a guy named Man-Ape who was one of Black Panther's foes (a literal human gorilla type), and they were kinda working that in with the different animal-based tribes
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Man-Ape is a human named M'Baku. I *think* he's a part of a tribe that follows the White Ape totem instead of the Black Panther totem that T'Challa's tribe follows.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (VAt5v)

300 Gojira vs. Mothra!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (Sfs6o)



Are those costume ideas for Justin Trudeau if he goes to Japan?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (SiINZ)

301 Gojira vs. Mothra!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (Sfs6o)

Gamera FTW! How can you beat a giant turtle who pulls in his legs, and then shoots rocket exhaust out his leg holes?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (Dbv1R)

302 For a different WWII flick, Hope and Glory, John Boorman's semi-autobiographical movie about being a young boy in England having the time of his life.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (pV/54)

303 Another WWII favorite of mine is "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence". David Bowie, Tom Conti. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Brits in a WWII prison camp. Very thought provoking and you do have to understand a little of the Japanese mind set during WWII, which I did when I first saw the movie. To me, at least, it was a very powerful and moving film.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (gEvQ8)

304 I really hated Hugo.

Posted by: Dang at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (v49Tn)

305 There are two movies coming out that I am wincing and backing away from out of fear.

Super Troopers 2 and The Incredibles 2.

The first ones were so good, so well done, so interesting and fun and hit all the right notes exactly right I can just see them being miserable failures.

The Broken Lizard guys can be great, but they can also really stink up the place. Slammin Salmon was terrible, and Club Dread was just a failure.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:38 PM (39g3+)

306 Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq)

Minor aside, my father rode out that typhoon, He said that from the bridge, you could look over at the adjacent ships and at the crest, you'd see their props completely out of the water!

Now get off my lawn!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 08:38 PM (gwPgz)

307 It ain't Godzilla without that old man raper Ray Burr in it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 08:39 PM (EoRCO)

308 Gojira vs. Mothra!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 08:34 PM (Sfs6o)



Are those costume ideas for Justin Trudeau if he goes to Japan?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM

I have to clean my screen now. Thanks!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 24, 2018 08:39 PM (G8B7r)

309 Incredibles 2 looks like it could be a train wreck. Pixar has a certain amount of credit built up, however- so we'll see.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:40 PM (ycWCI)

310 Brad Bird said he wouldn't do a sequel to Incredibles until he had a script better than the first. Trailers are good, so I'm optimistic.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:40 PM (pV/54)

311 I *think* he's a part of a tribe that follows the White Ape totem instead of the Black Panther totem that T'Challa's tribe follows.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 08:37 PM (VAt5v)


Thanks, you just completely calibrated that film for me!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 08:40 PM (gwPgz)

312 Bridge on the River Kawi is a really great WW2 movie, I thought. It is a different part of the war, and covers some very interesting themes of dedication, honor, and discipline in a way not normally seen.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:40 PM (39g3+)

313 Halsey took his 3rd Fleet into two typhoons.

The Navy changed the priority of weather messages after that, and Nimitz wrote him a reprimand that was still used 40+ years later in my sea-going training.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 08:41 PM (hyuyC)

314 >>> For a different WWII flick, Hope and Glory

I have seen parts of it a couple times, may have seen the whole thing at a sitting. Very enjoyable story.

Posted by: fluffy at February 24, 2018 08:41 PM (cHbmY)

315 Completely unrelated, but ya'll should get on over to YouTube and just click on any video and you should get one of many brand new NRA ads that are incredibly well done.

Dana Lash (I'm not even going to try to spell it) has the best one by far.

NRA on the offensive!

Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 08:42 PM (BfOXk)

316 hogmartin, point taken. I can't really say if Wouk used that particular storm as a plot point.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 08:42 PM (gEvQ8)

317 >>The Incredibles 2.


Yeah, same.

Also, Pixar co-founder and chief John Lassiter has turned out to be one of the open secret Hollywood pervs (though not rapey, just grabby, I think?), so....will be interesting to see how this affects Pixar. He may leave, and/or they may go overboard with the grrrl power stuff as penance.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 24, 2018 08:42 PM (W+vEI)

318 Watching Quigley Down Under right now for the 20th time.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:42 PM (2DOZq)

319 Sure, but the evil white patriarchy would never make a movie called "Gurkha on a Train" about using a kukri to kill a trainful of robbers!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:43 PM (ewxPW)

320 318 Watching Quigley Down Under right now for the 20th time.
Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:42 PM (2DOZq)

Said I never had much use for one...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:43 PM (ycWCI)

321 King Rat > The Great Escape

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:43 PM (2DOZq)

322 Halsey took his 3rd Fleet into two typhoons.


He was on a relentless hunt for a butter pie.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (Tyii7)

323 I strongly recommend reading the Great Escape book. Its the movie times like 50. So much more detail, hardship, and what those guys went through is awe inspiring.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (39g3+)

324 Right now on Pluto TV (streaming online, actually not too bad) . . . the Rifftrax version of Sharknado.

Posted by: filbert at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (953wK)

325 Minor aside, my father rode out that typhoon, He said that from the bridge, you could look over at the adjacent ships and at the crest, you'd see their props completely out of the water!

Now get off my lawn!
Posted by: Hrothgar

Yeah, my Dad was in that typhoon too, on an LST. He told me they all thought they were gonna die.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (S6Pax)

326

King Rat

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (IqV8l)

327 butter wouldn't melt
so he put it in a pie

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (xGMkv)

328 302: hope and glory

one of my favs.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 08:46 PM (Pg+x7)

329 "The stories we tell provide that to us, which is why they are such a powerful tool, and why they can be misused."

At a basic level, The Bible is a bunch of stories the Jews made up so they'd stop acting like the heathens around them.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 07:59 PM (pV/54)


========

Yes - higher critical theory. For example, what is the point of the account of Abraham almost sacrificing Isaac, only to be stopped at the last minute? The higher critic would say that Israelites engaged in the customs of their neighbors such as the Canaanites who sacrificed their firstborn. The priests wanted to put an end to it, so the account was invented as a lesson to teach the people that "no, God does not want you to do this". Hermann Gunkel came up with a list of purposes for biblical accounts, for example to explain place names. Why is this place called Peniel? Because Jacob wrestled there.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 08:46 PM (/qEW2)

330 butter wouldn't melt
so he put it in a pie

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (xGMkv)


Hands across the water
Water
Hands across the sky

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (SiINZ)

331 Not a war movie, but loved Peter O'Toole in The Ruling Class.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz
**********************************

Silly little movie about our betters. Shame on them they should know their place.

Posted by: Roaderick at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (AC18V)

332 I would watch another 20 or so Guardian of the Galaxy sequels just to see Karen Gillen play Nebula. She's smoking.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (BfOXk)

333 We are No Angels, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray - a quirky little movie, but a very entertaining one with a very enjoyable cast.

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

absolutely great movie!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front at February 24, 2018 08:48 PM (rdl6o)

334 Mmm. Dog.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:48 PM (ewxPW)

335 We just finished watching Fury and now we've moved onto one of our favorites, Intouchables.


Seen it more times than I can count and never get tired of it.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at February 24, 2018 08:48 PM (xGaZm)

336 332 I would watch another 20 or so Guardian of the Galaxy sequels just to see Karen Gillen play Nebula. She's smoking.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (BfOXk)

=====

Dolley, my wife, looks A LOT like her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (Jj43a)

337 Mmm. Dog.

Mmmmm.

Posted by: barry from djakarta at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (6FqZa)

338 332 I would watch another 20 or so Guardian of the Galaxy sequels just to see Karen Gillen play Nebula. She's smoking.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (BfOXk)

Aye.

*fistbump*

But the ginger glory is kind of under wraps.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (ycWCI)

339 Mmm. Dog.
Mmmmm.
Posted by: barry from djakarta


fml

Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 08:50 PM (Tyii7)

340 Yes - higher critical theory.

Its all daffy nonsense, but it gives academics something to do when not pushing communism and men in your daughter's locker room.

Basically they start from a presupposition: none of this can possibly be true. Then they start coming up with ways to explain things that avoid it being true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:51 PM (39g3+)

341 Karen Gillen is in Jumanji, the surprise boffo box office hit of the year.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (pV/54)

342 I enjoyed Iron Sky entirely too much.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (rnAwa)


It was a very funny movie. With the best Downfall parody ever. And the "Mars exploration vessel" George W. Bush was pretty nifty, too.

Posted by: HTL at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (sVlsv)

343
Dolley, my wife, looks A LOT like her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (Jj43a)

Bald, shiny and slightly patchwork?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (NWiLs)

344 Higher critical theory disregards the archeological evidence, when available, that those things really happened and weren't just stories made up by the Jews.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 24, 2018 08:53 PM (/A+Cl)

345 Posted by: vivi at February 24, 2018 07:52 PM (11H2y)

Interesting site.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 08:53 PM (gwPgz)

346 343
Dolley, my wife, looks A LOT like her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (Jj43a)

Bald, shiny and slightly patchwork?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (NWiLs)

======

Blue.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:53 PM (Jj43a)

347 343
Dolley, my wife, looks A LOT like her.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 24, 2018 08:49 PM (Jj43a)

Bald, shiny and slightly patchwork?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (NWiLs)

Homicidal towards her sister?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 08:53 PM (ycWCI)

348 Higher critical theory disregards the archeological evidence, when available, that those things really happened and weren't just stories made up by the Jews.

Oh, sure, they were the guys that swore David was a fictional king, a King Arthur type who never existed, all mythology. Their history of claiming stuff was all made up and being proven wrong by archaeology is pretty long and hilarious. But like I said, it keeps academics busy and perhaps out of trouble in other areas.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:55 PM (39g3+)

349 If Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son is just an allegory, then it foreshadowing God's willingness to sacrifice His son is a pretty big coincidence.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:55 PM (ewxPW)

350 I wasn't knocking The Bible. It does have the effect of telling stories that got the Jews to stop acting like their heathen neighbors, Word of God or not.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:55 PM (pV/54)

351 Quiet Man, that's amazing to me, you even included the little echo of


water


!

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:56 PM (xGMkv)

352 I also watched Mission Impossible for the first time today. It reminded me of Con Air. Pretty good until they went way over the top ridiculous at the end . Helicopter in the Chunnel. WTFF?

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:56 PM (2DOZq)

353
Hell in the Pacific is probably the most manly movie ever made. With only Marvin and Mifune on-screen, it's like they soaked the film with testosterone before developing it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2018 08:57 PM (eXA4G)

354 352 I also watched Mission Impossible for the first time today. It reminded me of Con Air. Pretty good until they went way over the top ridiculous at the end . Helicopter in the Chunnel. WTFF?
Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:56 PM (2DOZq)

It's not Mission Kinda Difficult or Mission Really Challenging for a reason, you know.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 08:57 PM (NWiLs)

355 McCartney's "Ram" playing now.

Too many people never sleeping late

Posted by: booknlass at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (xGMkv)

356 248 A movie which I think over-manipulates the emotions is Up. Specifically the prologue. I know everybody seems to love that movie and that beginning, but I just got the feeling I was being manipulated. I hated it.

**ducks for cover**
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 08:13 PM (EzdLW)

The first 8-10 minutes of Up are some of the saddest I have ever seen - and in a cartoon no less!!

I loved Up! I think it was probably the best thing Ed Asner ever did.

Posted by: Ann at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (jtHQy)

357 Yeah that Helicopter scene was awful. Even if it were remotely possible, it keeps dinging rotors off of things, which would instantly wreck the chopper. And Tom Cruise clinging to the front of the bullet train with one hand... no, just no.

Part of what bothers me about that film is that it was written to kill off the original IMF. They tried to get Peter Graves to play the main character, the actual IMF head who turned evil. He told them to F off, that they would have never done that. Plus, no way does this new chump ever outwit the original IMF guys.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (39g3+)

358 Con Air's ridiculousness was the point.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 08:59 PM (6FqZa)

359 Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 08:57 PM (NWiLs)

It was Mission You Have Got To Be Fucking Kidding.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 08:59 PM (2DOZq)

360 hope and glory
------
A fave of mine too.
"I've seen better." [slap]
"Thank you, Adolf!" after the grade school is bombed on opening day of September classes.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 09:00 PM (ewxPW)

361 I loved Up! I think it was probably the best thing Ed Asner ever did.
Posted by: Ann at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (jtHQy)

Damning with faint praise...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 09:00 PM (ycWCI)

362 The first 8-10 minutes of Up are some of the saddest I have ever seen - and in a cartoon no less!!

At the beginning of the cartoon no less no less. Hard to watch the rest of the movie when I'm a wreck at the start.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:00 PM (6FqZa)

363 If Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son is just an allegory, then it foreshadowing God's willingness to sacrifice His son is a pretty big coincidence.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:55 PM (ewxPW)


We did "directors' cuts" last week.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:00 PM (y87Qq)

364 358 Con Air's ridiculousness was the point.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 08:59 PM (6FqZa)

They should have given me a clue in the first 90 minutes.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:01 PM (2DOZq)

365 We did "directors' cuts" last week.

Yeah, and Deckard was not a replicant.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 09:01 PM (39g3+)

366 U.S. Code 242 to a single gun control law and all of the gun control laws in the country will instantly become dead letter unenforceable laws and disappear - just like the rest of the Jim Crow laws instantly vanished in 1948.

Posted by: An Observation at February 24, 2018 07:25 PM (lkOCI)
*******************

Those Jim Crow laws were passed to thwart Carpetbagger lawless takeover.

Posted by: p3o at February 24, 2018 09:01 PM (AC18V)

367 332 I would watch another 20 or so Guardian of the Galaxy sequels just to see Karen Gillen play Nebula. She's smoking.
Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 08:47 PM (BfOXk)

You might want to see Jumanji 2 if you like her.

And of course, Dwayne Johnson is smokin' hot.

As a bonus, the movie was entertaining too!

Posted by: Ann at February 24, 2018 09:02 PM (jtHQy)

368 363 If Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son is just an allegory, then it foreshadowing God's willingness to sacrifice His son is a pretty big coincidence.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 08:55 PM (ewxPW)

We did "directors' cuts" last week.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:00 PM (y87Qq)

You have to watch the "Behind the Scenes and Commentary" on the 2-disc BluRay edition to get the whole scoop.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:02 PM (NWiLs)

369 Son of Godzilla (1967) has an ending that could be called emotionally manipulative but it's still good. Baby Godzilla and daddy Godzilla embracing each other, going into hibernation, as their island gets turned into a frozen rock. It's a kids' movie but that last scene almost choked me up.

https://professormortis.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/son-of-godzilla.jpg

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 09:02 PM (EzdLW)

370 See you later. Inspector Lynley Mysteries is on!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 09:02 PM (ewxPW)

371 OMG.. channel surfing and came across Snatched, the awful Amy Schumer movie. Had one funny scene then turned ridiculous. What a horrid movie. Couldn't finish it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 09:03 PM (dUJdY)

372 Guardians of the Galaxy was written and directed by the same person

So like the first Hellraiser.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:03 PM (6FqZa)

373 Basically they start from a presupposition: none of this can possibly be true. Then they start coming up with ways to explain things that avoid it being true.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:51 PM (39g3+)


========

Yeah. Speculating about the origin of a text you weren't apart of seems inherently ... prone to errors. I'm sure you've read Fernseed and Elephants - that gives pretty strong evidence, because it's a firsthand account of someone who could say that this sort of speculation almost always failed, when it came to his works or anyone he knew.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:03 PM (/qEW2)

374
I strongly recommend reading the Great Escape book. Its the movie times like 50. So much more detail, hardship, and what those guys went through is awe inspiring.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:44 PM (39g3+)







Some of the stories of POW resistance are just awe-inspiring. Like the prisoners at Colditz Castle building a fucking GLIDER for an escape from the roof (the Americans liberated the camp before the glider was completed).

Or the Limey prisoner who was in another castle, who amused himself by painstakingly digging slivers of dry rot out of roof beams and transplanting it into healthy wood so that eventually the whole structure would fail. The fact that it would take decades for the process didn't deter him from making the effort.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2018 09:04 PM (eXA4G)

375 If Abraham being willing to sacrifice his son is just an allegory, then it foreshadowing God's willingness to sacrifice His son is a pretty big coincidence.

Posted by: andycanuck

And of course the complete coincidence occurred that the place Isaac was almost sacrificed later became the exact spot Jesus was crucified.

Dr. Scott Hahn has a huge number of very good talks on how the events of the Old Testament figured into the New.

Dr. Hahn's "The Fourth Cup" is a remarkable talk/book about how Jesus fulfilled his role as sacrifice as well as priest in the Last Supper, and how when he took the wine from the hyssop just before dying, that last drink was the Fourth Cup of Wine of the Jewish Passover Seder, which signifies the consummation of the event. The Last Supper had been cut short just before that last drink, because the sacrifice would not be complete until the next day when Jesus died.

I heartily recommend anything by Dr. Hahn. He is brilliant.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 09:05 PM (BfOXk)

376 357 Yeah that Helicopter scene was awful. Even if it were remotely possible, it keeps dinging rotors off of things, which would instantly wreck the chopper. And Tom Cruise clinging to the front of the bullet train with one hand... no, just no.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (39g3+)


I don't even want to waste my time watching movies like that.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 09:05 PM (sdi6R)

377 the movie I saw last week was Annihilation but I already reviewed most of that one in comments here.

One thing I forgot to mention: lots of shout-outs to the Journey Into Hell genre. The opening scenes where they're paddling through a swamp got me thinking Heart Of Darkness. The last scene at the broken lighthouse? Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came. Except this was a white tower, subverting the trope I guess.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:06 PM (6FqZa)

378 306: my dad was in the same one. one second a ship was next to you, then gone. he was steering at the time.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 24, 2018 09:06 PM (KP5rU)

379 LOVE the stories about the prisoners at Colditz Castle.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 09:06 PM (EzdLW)

380 Starz has been running Hitchcock's movies this month, including several which you rarely see.

Last night, I saw "Lifeboat", which is more or less a pro-American WWII propaganda film concerning a group of survivors on a lifeboat(!) after their ship is sunk by a Nazi U-boat, but the U-boat is sunk and now they have a Nazi onboard as well.

Some great character work by well...pretty much everyone. Props to William Bendix and Tallulah Bankhead especially.

For a propaganda film it has some interesting moral nuance floating around in it.

Well worth watching if not one of Hitchcock's best.

I also saw "Frenzy" which I believe is one of Hitchcock's best films. It concerns a serial killer (well before the serial killer craze) in London and the innocent man accused of his crimes (natch, it's Hitchcock).

Profoundly disturbing scenes with the serial killer, including a creepy rape and a played as a pitch black comedy evidence retrieval from one of his victims sequence.

It also works as an ensemble film with various London types from that era. The police detective and his would-be gourmet wife's cooking is a nice running joke.

Hitchcock's last great film and it came after a dry spell where critics thought the old boy had lost his edge.

He had not.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2018 09:08 PM (E3rQ4)

381 Swede ladies win gold in curling. Oh well. I was rooting for the S. Koreans.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 09:08 PM (EzdLW)

382 I would bet money that Vandermeer had read Alice K. Turner, A History of Hell. Because besides Heart Of Darkness and Childe Roland, she also notes Aliens. My 'Giger Meter' buried the needle in Annihilation.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:09 PM (6FqZa)

383 Did anybody ever watch the British t.v. series on Colditz? Very good as I remember.

One of my favorite episodes had a new officer join the group who was such a stereotype Pip Pip Cheerio!-type that they were sure he was a German spy. Nobody could be that British!

Nope, he was just an upper class twit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 09:10 PM (qJtVm)

384 In my Skyrim fanfic, referring to an earlier post about dragons being able to be beaten ... not only can they be beaten, but if you whup their boss (Alduin) his lieutenant will (or at least could) accept you as his new boss, and you can change their bevavior.

(Of course, it helps if the back-story establishes that dragons and mortals cooperated before Alduin got power-hungry ... )

Posted by: empire1 at February 24, 2018 09:11 PM (hhO0I)

385 "The Navy changed the priority of weather messages
after that, and Nimitz wrote him a reprimand that was still used 40+
years later in my sea-going training.

Posted by: NaCly Dog"

Our captain apparently didn't get that memo. Drove us right through a hurricane and as a result we spent months in Naples fixing all the damage.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:13 PM (w+Jhj)

386 213 Anyone see 1517 to Paris?

Posted by: The Gimp at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (JlSFP)

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

Bueller? Bueller?

I have not, but have only heard negative reviews (mostly from lefties, so discounted) -- and am interested in opinions from the horde.
Posted by: ShainS

I saw it last weekend, and I thought it was pretty good. Not great, not profound, just a story well told by Clint Eastwood. The actual guys from the train incident play themselves. It was a little odd from an acting point of view, but an honest tribute to decency and simple heroism. I saw it at a matinee, so it was only 8 bucks.
And my date liked it too.

Go see it if you are interested. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 08:01 PM (S6Pax
-------
Echo those same comments. The wife and I like it. Don't go in setting your expectations of seeing a MI or James Bond type movie b/c it's not. Simply a story about heroism - nothing more, nothing less. As BC says, you won't be disappointed.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at February 24, 2018 09:14 PM (+ldAm)

387 Our captain apparently didn't get that memo. Drove us right through a hurricane

That's retarded, Sir.

I hope he was reassigned to steering tugboats around the Arctic.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:15 PM (6FqZa)

388 Our captain apparently didn't get that memo. Drove us right through a hurricane and as a result we spent months in Naples fixing all the damage.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:13 PM (w+Jhj)

When we finally reach space and are cruising around, we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black Holes, aren't we?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 24, 2018 09:15 PM (ycWCI)

389
Yeah that Helicopter scene was awful. Even if it were remotely possible, it keeps dinging rotors off of things, which would instantly wreck the chopper. And Tom Cruise clinging to the front of the bullet train with one hand... no, just no.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (39g3+)








Well, it's De Palma. Virtually his whole career is built on the idea of shitting on everything, with the notable exception of The Untouchables. And I have this sneaking suspicion that he was terrified that David Mamet would beat him to a pulp if he intentionally turned Mamet's script into his usual De Palma stylish shit-fest.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2018 09:15 PM (eXA4G)

390 naturalfake, it took me several times watching to see Hitchcock in the movie. He always made a small cameo. I'm not sure if I should give it away for anyone that hasn't seen Lifeboat.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 09:15 PM (gEvQ8)

391 Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2018 09:08 PM (E3rQ4)

For a propaganda film they sure made the German live up to his super race myth even if they made him cold hearted Spock like. I think Hitchcock needed to work on his propaganda skills.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:15 PM (2DOZq)

392 1517 To Paris is another of those flicks I posted about in here already. I thought it was good. Dragged a bit in the middle when they were screwing around all over Europe. Some fat could have been trimmed here.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:17 PM (6FqZa)

393 De Palma has made some great films but yeah, he's made a bunch of Hitchcock knockoff crap too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 09:19 PM (39g3+)

394 When we finally reach space and are cruising around, we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black Holes, aren't we?

It's amazing that Scotty didn't drive himself to drink under Kirk's command.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:19 PM (6FqZa)

395 "One of my favorite episodes had a new officer join
the group who was such a stereotype Pip Pip Cheerio!-type that they were
sure he was a German spy. Nobody could be that British!



Nope, he was just an upper class twit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris"

After the Month Python TV series finished, Palin and Terry Jones did some longer format comedy episodes called "Ripping Yarns". There's one about a guy that shows up at a POW camp and he's all up to escape and has all sorts of plans (all bad), but the others aren't into it and keep trying to calm him down, even to the point of sabotaging his escapes. Then one morning he wakes up and the entire rest of the camp has escaped in the night without the guards noticing. It's hilarious.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:19 PM (w+Jhj)

396 boulder terlit hobo

The Europe bit set the stage. Guys swanning around, having fun. Regular guys, nothing out of the ordinary. Until their day became unordinary.

And good luck if you are still looking.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (hyuyC)

397 Carlito's Way was DePalma's best.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (2DOZq)

398 388: they'll call it the McCain Maneuver.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (89T5c)

399 Harry and Tonto is coming up on TCM at the top of the hour.

That is all.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (+Tibp)

400 394 When we finally reach space and are cruising around, we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black Holes, aren't we?

It's amazing that Scotty didn't drive himself to drink under Kirk's command.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:19 PM (6FqZa)


Heh.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (sdi6R)

401 When we finally reach space and are cruising around, we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black Holes, aren't we?

Hold my beer.

Posted by: Commodore Schettino at February 24, 2018 09:20 PM (9SkN+)

402 Our captain apparently didn't get that memo. Drove us right through a hurricane and as a result we spent months in Naples fixing all the damage.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:13 PM (w+Jhj)


Ugh... that's as bad as when a hydraulic accumulator starts leaking into the bilge and you have to stay tied up in Singapore for a week and a half and everyone in A-gang gets to stay on the boat and fix it while the rest of us are forced to lounge around the Orchard hotel with lots of money and nothing to do.

That was awful.

For them.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 09:21 PM (y87Qq)

403 335 We just finished watching Fury and now we've moved onto one of our favorites, Intouchables.

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Somehow i think of it a series of great scenes more than a great movie. it has MOMENTS

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 24, 2018 09:21 PM (vChNs)

404 "When we finally reach space and are cruising around,
we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black
Holes, aren't we?



Posted by: Aetius451AD"

Or through asteroid fields.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:21 PM (w+Jhj)

405 When we finally reach space and are cruising around, we are going to have Captains who want to fly really close to Black Holes, aren't we?


*beeep*

Posted by: Capt. Christopher Pike at February 24, 2018 09:21 PM (9SkN+)

406 Deep Throat left me emotionally drained. But mostly just drained.

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 09:22 PM (aY2X+)

407 De Palma did both Carrie and The Fury, which have very different feels to them. Both about dangerous telekinetics, within a year of each other. The guy is definitely talented but he can be a hack too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (39g3+)

408 I loved Up! I think it was probably the best thing Ed Asner ever did.
Posted by: Ann at February 24, 2018 08:58 PM (jtHQy)

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unless he did Betty White

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (vChNs)

409 Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 09:21 PM (w+Jhj)

How about dragging a mine field behind the ship.

Posted by: Sebastion Melmoth at February 24, 2018 09:23 PM (2DOZq)

410 Carrie was really good though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (6FqZa)

411 Nood

Posted by: Bruce at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (8ikIW)

412
De Palma did both Carrie and The Fury, which have very different feels to them.

Sorry I blew up like that.

Posted by: John Cassavettes at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (IqV8l)

413 Pacific Rim?

Posted by: X-ray at February 24, 2018 09:24 PM (4fiCC)

414 You have to watch the "Behind the Scenes and Commentary" on the 2-disc BluRay edition to get the whole scoop.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 09:02 PM (NWiLs)

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but 2000 years is too long to wait for the sequel

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 24, 2018 09:25 PM (vChNs)

415
I know it's not regarded as one of Hitchcock's better films, but I'll admit a love for "Lifeboat". Even if that commie cockholster bum Steinbeck wrote it.

As for Tallulah Bankhead, on the set she never wore underwear, much to the amusement and titillation of the film crew. When Hitch was informed of the fact, he observed that "I don't know if this is a matter for the costume department, makeup, or hairdressing."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 24, 2018 09:25 PM (eXA4G)

416 AshevilleRobert

Well, you had extra time to tour the Gut of Naples.

Your CO was misinformed. For all our technology, for all our avoiding trouble, the Sea is always trying to kill you. And no mater how big the ship, the Sea can be bigger at times.

I hope he did not get a follow-on command, or when he left there was no band.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 09:25 PM (hyuyC)

417 Carrie was really good though.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

I had a huge crush on Amy Irving. Years later I saw her buck naked in a movie with Dennis Hopper. Worth the wait.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (+Tibp)

418 ONT is NOOD

Posted by: Capt. Christopher Pike at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (9SkN+)

419 My favorite WWII Naval movie: In Harms Way

Posted by: quarkstud at February 24, 2018 09:26 PM (WbAz+)

420 Recommendation: 'The Legend of 1900.'

I second the recommendation. I caught it on cable one night and was enthralled. Tim Roth was great in it.

Posted by: no good deed at February 24, 2018 09:27 PM (eIQHF)

421 ''I have a question. After my tour of Corregidor I'm wondering about movies about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. I think I've mostly seen movies about the war in Europe.
I've seen Bridge Over The River Kwai but not much else.
Recommendations?''

''They Were Expendable'' Directed by John Ford, starring Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed and the director's ''company'' of very fine character actors including Ward Bond. Takes place in the Philippines right at the beginning of the war. Wonderful movie in every way possible.

Posted by: Tuna at February 24, 2018 09:28 PM (jm1YL)

422 341 Karen Gillen is in Jumanji, the surprise boffo box office hit of the year.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 08:52 PM (pV/54)


It was a nice, fun semi-sequel that recognized the original and lampshaded the differences adroitly.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at February 24, 2018 09:32 PM (2kiKp)

423 297
"Hostiles" is what I want to see, but the theater nearest to me isn't showing it.



Has anyone here seen it?

booknlass: my son and his wife went to see it last week. Son loved it; daughter-in-law liked it.

Posted by: Bookaday at February 24, 2018 09:35 PM (2qDS0)

424 Winter's Bone score was done by Dickon Hinchcliff and it is very effective. Evocative of place and heart-wrenching.

I watched Brawl on Cellblock 99 the other night. I liked it okay and I have been thinking about it off and on ever since, so it made an impact. Vince Vaughn is good in it, but a few scenes were so gruesome they made my stomach turn and I'm generally okay with violence. But this veers into violence porn, IMHO.

I think the best scene in the movie is the interrogation one with Clark Johnson.

I also rewatched Steel Magnolias for some reason, because I didn't like it much the first time I saw it. I still didn't like it, and the general hokiness and color palette make me want to throw up, but it made me cry like a baby this time because now I've experienced the joy and fear of motherhood and the lingering loss of death. Also realized that a line I say all the time is a quote from this movie: "You are evil and must be destroyed."

Posted by: Gem at February 24, 2018 09:35 PM (XoAz8)

425 Jack Reacher is also good escapist fare.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 09:37 PM (/qEW2)

426 But the ginger glory is kind of under wraps.

Posted by: Aetius451AD


She's in the Jumanji remake, and was glorious. I took my daughter to that movie as many times as she wanted to see it.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 24, 2018 09:43 PM (BfOXk)

427 275 I'm Mary Poppins y'all!

One of the greatest lines in film history. There I said it.

Obviously I'm biased being a huge MCU fanboy, but I thought the payoff was phenomenal, in part because Yondu was a relatively minor character. And yet that scene still brought so much emotion. (It wasn't just about Yondu either, it was about Quill and Rocket, both major characters. Plus c'mon, Mary Poppins.)

As an aside, I love that a huge summer blockbuster action-comedy movie ends with a cgi racoon crying. And it works!

Anyone see Black Panther? Thoughts? Personally thought it was just okay, mid-tier marvel.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 24, 2018 08:27 PM (KCgrJ)

Review in link

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 10:15 PM (xJa6I)

428 It makes me happy to see Neal Stephenson getting some love, even if it's on the Movie thread. One of my favorite authors.

Posted by: Semilitterate at February 24, 2018 10:39 PM (L9dhr)

429 425 Jack Reacher is also good escapist fare.
Posted by:
(((((
I found the movies better than the books.

Posted by: zibbly wibbly at February 24, 2018 10:41 PM (V3U1L)

430 I really like the movie thread, OregonMuse, and I appreciate all of the work that you put into your thoughtful analysis of the flicks, and I really enjoy seeing a listing of what you have watched and what you will watch next. Having said that, I feel that including the Netflix Rating is counter-productive. I assume that the Quality Rating is what you think of the movie, and that's the data that means something. That Netflix Rating (which isn't Stars any more, but instead it uses the binary thumbs-up/down) never was a good formula. It wasn't a massive data set, it was an individualized star system. So is the thumbs-up/down scheme for that matter. Anyhow, maybe putting up the IMDB score, along with your Quality Rating, would be more useful. I get the weirdest percentage numbers on Netflix, is what got me thinking about this, where they think that they have my preferences figured out. It's a hoot!

Posted by: goon at February 24, 2018 11:01 PM (EaQ6/)

431 423 Beautifully photographed. Grim. Always great to see Wes Studi. Not as SJW as it could have been (couple spots). Christian Bale quite good.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 24, 2018 11:54 PM (ZKlDy)

432 278 Most deeply closeted movie I ever saw...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 25, 2018 12:30 AM (ZKlDy)

433 SPOILERS

I don't think Yondu was a minor character in this movie. The problem most Marvel comic book movies have is that there are too many characters that they want to develop to push forward the meta-plot. So we have the green alien's family struggle, Rocket's problems, etc. in addition to Peter, who is the main character. I think the main question of the movie is "Who is Peter's Father?" The movie's answer is Yondu. That's also the theme of several movies in modern times, which is a "family" is anything you want to call one. In a nation of bastards, that story is appealing, but I think it isn't quite honest.

The the part I thought was revolting and broke me out of the movie was how fast Peter goes to from being amazed that he has a father to finding out the dirty secret and then trying to shoot him in the head. It's a matter of seconds.

Posted by: goodluckduck at February 25, 2018 12:53 AM (V8zw+)

Mini Chess Thread 02-24-2018

20180224 chess pic.jpg
Grumpy Old Farts Playing Chess in Armenia


Pic Note

Looks like a pleasant park to play chess on a Saturday afternoon, doesn't it? The chess set in the foreground looks like it's been used a few times. And the guy on the right looks like the grouchy old geezer who ran the D.A.'s office in the early Law & Order episodes.

Anyway, it's from an article on chess in Armenia that CBD sent my way. Armenia has more grandmasters per capita than any other country.

Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons. It's the first country in the world to include it on the national curriculum.

Now if we could only replace Common Core math with chess, we might actually see an improvement in math scores.

As always, the chess/dress thread is an open thread, so it is impossible to go OT in the comments.


Easier Problem - White To Play (Bain 36)

Black's in a bad way: he's down material and he's in a bit of a jam on the back rank. How does White press his advantage and win?

Hint: Be careful that the rook you capture is the correct one.

20180224 - Problem 1.jpg
4r1k1/3Qrppp/3R4/8/8/6P1/5PKP/8 w - - 0 1

More Challenging Problem - Black To Play (WCSC 254)

The problem here is one I got out of one of my books, one by Fred Reinfeld, where you are given a position and told to find the best move for White (or, as in this case, Black). Oh, and also, this problems is in the "double attack" chapter, so the solution is going to take that form.

Hint: Black wins a piece... or does he?


20180224 - Problem 2.jpg
r6r/pN1bkppp/n3p3/4n3/8/P5P1/1P1BPP1P/1R2KB1R b K - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:





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20180224 dress pr0n 02.jpg



20180224 dress pr0n 03.jpg



Traditional Korean dress, because Olympics:

20180224 dress pr0n 04.jpg

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

20180224 - Problem 1.jpg
5rk1/4Qppp/3R4/8/8/6P1/5PKP/8 w - - 0 2

1.Qxe7 Rf8!

Black still loses, but the 'book' line loses even more quickly: 1...Rxe7 2.Rd8+ Re8 3.Rxe8#

After 1...Rf8, there are many ways White can win. As rickl said, Black can run, but he'll only die tired:

2.Rd8 h5
3.Qxf8+ Kh7
4.Qxf7 Kh6
5.Rd6+ Kh7
6.Rg6 h4
7.Qxg7#


More Challenging Problem - Black To Play

The problem here is one I got out of one of my books, one by Fred Reinfeld, where you are given a position and told to find the best move for White (or, as in this case, Black). Oh, and also, this problems is in the "double attack" chapter, so the solution is going to take that form.


20180224 - Problem 2.jpg
r6r/pN1bkppp/n3p3/4n3/8/P5P1/1P1BPP1P/1R2KB1R b K - 0 1

Answer:

This is one of those problems where the book solution is either simply wrong, or, in this case, inadequate. Reinfeld's solution in its entirety is "1... Bc6 wins a piece." I think he means something like 1...Bc5 2.Rg1 Nxb7, but it's not that simple. White doesn't have to go down without a fight.

1... Bc6
2.Bc3! Bxh1
3.f3

Not 3.Bxe5 because of 3...Bxb7 and White really is down a piece.

3...f6
4.Kf2

The bishop on h1 is toast.

4...Rab8
5.e4 Rxb7

If 5.Na5 then 5...Rhc8!

6.Bxa6 Rb6
7.Be2 Bxf3
8.Bxf3 Nxf3
9.Kxf3

So after the dust settles, we see that White has won the exchange, but not a piece. White is up in material, but whether he can squeeze out a win, and how, is not obvious.

This line appears to have been completely overlooked by Reinfeld. In fact, the solutions to pretty much every problem in this particular book of his break down when I run them through my chess app, which always finds a better continuation.


Hope to see you all next week!.

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.


Posted by: OregonMuse at 04:58 PM




Comments

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1 Cool, I'll get the corgis

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:53 PM (aC6Sd)

2 The Asian girl in the sun dress is yummy.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 04:56 PM (Tnhbr)

3 Armenia has more grandmasters per capita than any other country.

That's cause nobody can understand what They're sayin"

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:56 PM (B4vfZ)

4 Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons. It's the first country in the world to include it on the national curriculum.


Shit. I heard that on the BBC last night and I had something chess-related to contribute to the chess thread.

Shit.

*turns pockets inside out*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 04:57 PM (fuK7c)

5 Sometimes I want to see just what moves led up to the positions in the problems like the first one.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM (y87Qq)

6
The Asian girl in the second picture sure gets a lot of work.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM (lKyWE)

7 *turns pockets inside out*

LOOK ! it's Armenian LINT !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM (B4vfZ)

8 1 is to easy
Qxe7, Rxe7;
R-d8#

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (aC6Sd)

9 From the previous thread:

Insomniac - do you have any hobbies? If so, try to find people with the same interests. I used to do a lot of hiking and volunteered with a trail club doing trail maintenance. Met a bunch of people that way.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (Sfs6o)


Swing dancing and Argentine tango were great for meeting people. You can socialize, dance, and it's only for a few to ten minutes and then you move on. Plus, there are plenty of events in most places.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (Tnhbr)

10 Game thread game thread game thread!

So... Konami, legendary publisher of the classic game Contra, is NOT covering itself in glory lately. Their first Metal Gear game since their developer Kojima got the sack is a zombie game, 'Metal Gear Survive'.

And... it sucks. Not only does this game feature graphics from a decade ago and laughable AI from *two* decades ago, but they are actually selling save-game slots. For ten bucks.

EA gets lambasted [and rightly so] for selling extra help, for real money, to help win their games. Konami here is being even less subtle. We're getting to the point where you plonk down $60 to get a little ribbon in the box saying A WINNER IS YOU.

sources, both YouTube: Angry Joe (for their pay-to-win mechanic) and Jim Sterling (for how shite this game is).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:00 PM (6FqZa)

11 1 is to easy
Qxe7, Rxe7;
R-d8#

You speak Armenian ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:00 PM (B4vfZ)

12 The fembots in pic #3 are coming along nicely.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)

13 Me likey the sundress pic.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (89T5c)

14 No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:02 PM (pvjTE)

15 Problem 2:

... Bc6

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (8gDQu)

16 2nd picture, gray dress on the right. I'd wear it.


And the toddler is adorable.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (lwiT4)

17
The fembots in pic #3 are coming along nicely.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)


You mean pic #4 ?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (lKyWE)

18 I hate pay to win mechanics.

Don't mind paying for a game, but if I pony up the dough for it, I don't want to have to buy power ups or unlocks or anything.

Tell me how much the game is, I'll tell you if I want to play it.

*Grumbles at Tactical Monster Rumble Arena*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (xJa6I)

19 17
The fembots in pic #3 are coming along nicely.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:01 PM (xJa6I)


You mean pic #4 ?
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (lKyWE)

There's the Hungarian Ball Gown pic, then the three women in 50's garb and then the fembot pic, right?

Or is my ad blocker causing sonobi problems again?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:04 PM (xJa6I)

20 I'm surprised at the Hungarian embroidered dress. I pictured something heavier for Hungary. Maybe I've got folk outfits on the brain.



And, Go Norway!

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (lwiT4)

21 Chess in the Hungarian way. Add the Polgar sisters and voila!


https://tinyurl.com/y76qlsla

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, the Merry Magyar at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (zCyNd)

22 Traditional Korean dress, because Olympics:

Justin Trudeau was wearing one of those dresses when he called up a Canadian olympian guy.

That guy really knows his PR.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (8gDQu)

23
Swing dancing and Argentine tango were great for meeting people. You can socialize, dance, and it's only for a few to ten minutes and then you move on. Plus, there are plenty of events in most places.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (Tnhbr)
--------
Ha! True story after we'd been dating for a couple of years I moved across town to be closer to WeaselWoman-in-Training. I was so single-mindedly fixated on WWiT I failed to really even notice the single young woman next door, who was a tango dancer, and in retrospect, smoking hot.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (Sfs6o)

24 6 out of 6 of those chess competitors are CC aficionados.

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (bJ0w+)

25 Chess thread Yippee!

First picture.....dress on the right. Looks limber and supple.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (EoRCO)

26 And who has a waistline like that? Didn't they have food back in 1850?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (lwiT4)

27 8 1 is to easy
Qxe7, Rxe7;
R-d8#

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:59 PM (aC6Sd)

++++

If your opponent wants to throw a wrench, Rf8.

I hate it when that guy won't play right.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)

28 #1 is easy, so easy both Skip & JT beat me to the solution.


Does the woman in the sun dress have a widowed grandmother?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (hyuyC)

29
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:04 PM (xJa6I)


I don't have the Hungarian pic

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (lKyWE)

30 Didn't they have food back in 1850?

They didn't have McDonald's

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (B4vfZ)

31 When is the checkers thread?

Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (pw0qI)

32 If your opponent wants to throw a wrench, Rf8.

I hate it when that guy won't play right.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)


Still Rd8 ends it. Not immediately, but definitely.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (8gDQu)

33 Which one are you calling a sundress? Third pic down, the floral? I wouldn't call that a sundress.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (lwiT4)

34 sorry to interrupt, but can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Pg+x7)

35 31 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM (pw0qI)
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Or tic-tac-toe.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Sfs6o)

36 And who has a waistline like that? Didn't they have food back in 1850?
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (lwiT4)


They also had tapeworms and corsets.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:10 PM (Tnhbr)

37 #1 is easy, so easy both Skip & JT beat me to the solution.

I did ?

Hey everybody ! I speak Armenian ?!

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:10 PM (B4vfZ)

38 WOO metacritic user reviews for Metal Gear Surrender-Your-Wallet are going 1.9. Out of 10.

metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/metal-gear-survive

The critics are rating it 61/100. If you trust them (spoiler: I don't).

They also mention that Konami didn't draw up any new assets for this game. I forgot. So this abomination is, literally, about as good as a $10 alpha you can get on Steam by some high school kid.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (6FqZa)

39 We're getting to the point where you plonk down $60 to get a little ribbon in the box saying A WINNER IS YOU.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:00 PM


All your dollar belong to us.

Posted by: Game Publishers at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (DMUuz)

40 Still Rd8 ends it. Not immediately, but definitely.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (8gDQu)

++++

Black will move a pawn up to provide an escape for his king. I still tracked him down, but it took 11 moves. I suspect there is a more elegant solution.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)

41 Which one are you calling a sundress? Third pic down, the floral? I wouldn't call that a sundress.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:08 PM (lwiT4)


I'm a straight guy. My knowledge of wimmin's fashions is limited. All I know is it looks nice but would look nice piled on the floor in front of my bed.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (Tnhbr)

42 I wouldn't call O girl's dress a sun dress but what do I know about fashion

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (aC6Sd)

43 musical jolly chimp, to up their ratings since they don't have any now.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (QAjh1)

44
The Asian girl in the second picture sure gets a lot of work.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM



Better define "work"
;-)

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (EzdLW)

45 I suspect there is a more elegant solution.


BLAM !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (B4vfZ)

46
And who has a waistline like that? Didn't they have food back in 1850? Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (lwiT4)


Peoples daily caloric intake was probably less than half of what the average is today

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (lKyWE)

47 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM


This.

Posted by: R. M. Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (DMUuz)

48 grammie winger

That's because there is not a "Jane's All the World Dress Types" reference work for us guys. We're needing the help.

And because Colorado Alex In Exile started the sun dress thing. It's his fault.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:13 PM (hyuyC)

49 Love the Hungarian throwback dress. Amazingly well preserved.


And of course, the little jelly bean. Her dress is cute, but she is cuter.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 05:13 PM (tnOuI)

50 44
The Asian girl in the second picture sure gets a lot of work.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 04:58 PM


Better define "work"
;-)
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:12 PM (EzdLW)

Or a price rate list

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (xJa6I)

51 I suspect there is a more elegant solution.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)


I don't think so. I think Qxe7 is it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (8gDQu)

52 I got nothin' ... nothin' for the entire thread.

I'm just gonna' hang around - make stupid jokes.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (fiGNd)

53 34 sorry to interrupt, but can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Pg+x7)


Because it had higher ratings?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (sdi6R)

54 And... it sucks. Not only does this game feature graphics from a decade ago and laughable AI from *two* decades ago, but they are actually selling save-game slots. For ten bucks.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

Selling save slots? Wow, that's about as low as you can go as a game company.

Posted by: Biergood at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (57HKF)

55 Where's the Pictionary thread?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (JxYR+)

56
the guy on the right looks like the grouchy old geezer who ran the D.A.'s office in the early Law & Order episodes



**still chuckling at that line**

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (EzdLW)

57 but they are actually selling save-game slots. For ten bucks.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


You know who else sells her slots for ten bucks...

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (Tnhbr)

58 musical jolly chimp, to up their ratings since they don't have any now.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (QAjh1)


If they really wanted to goose their ratings they'd show two hours of Winter Olympic wipeouts from their library.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (8gDQu)

59 15 Problem 2:
... Bc6

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (8gDQu)


OK. And then... what?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (lYlRK)

60 Where's the Pictionary thread?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (JxYR+)


We really need a Who Just Bought an SR9 Thread.

Spoiler Alert ... This Guy.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (fiGNd)

61
52 I got nothin' ... nothin' for the entire thread.

I'm just gonna' hang around - make stupid jokes.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (fiGNd)
------
Had your M1A out lately, amigo?

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (Sfs6o)

62 I don't think so. I think Qxe7 is it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (8gDQu)

++++

That's not a solution. That's a first move.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (pvjTE)

63 I got nothin' ... nothin' for the entire thread.

I'm just gonna' hang around - make stupid jokes.

Posted by: ScoggDog


Not in Armenian though, right ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (B4vfZ)

64 In son's private school (middle school age) chess was a required class.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 24, 2018 05:17 PM (JxYR+)

65 Are those old farts Kardashians?

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:17 PM (EzdLW)

66 OK. And then... what?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:15 PM (lYlRK)


Then take the knight, free, when white has to defend the rook.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (8gDQu)

67 Chess introduces the cleavage rule.

https://www.centives.net/S/2012/chess-introduces- a-cleavage-rule/

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (g4lFK)

68 Had your M1A out lately, amigo?
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (Sfs6o)


Weasel ... 'sup ?

I went to the Dark Side.

Hit the range today - and strayed from my Ruger GP100. Shot my old man's SR9c. First five shots - all in the nine ring - 25 feet.

I now own an SR9.

Oh ... and brought the Mini-14 for ScoggSon. He ate it up. I told him ... XBOX don't make a game for that shit, now do they ? Entire firing line cracked up.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (fiGNd)

69 OK. And then... what?


Too easy. Profit!!

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (vWMNq)

70
Are those old farts Kardashians?
Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:17 PM (EzdLW)


No they're Armenians

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (lKyWE)

71 Black will move a pawn up to provide an escape for his king. I still tracked him down, but it took 11 moves. I suspect there is a more elegant solution.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:11 PM (pvjTE)


You can actually force a checkmate in fewer moves. Whether it's more elegant is open to some interpretation.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (lYlRK)

72 The British wing of the horde-

https://tinyurl.com/ydebu2uj

SFW but don't try to drink while reading

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (12Ea6)

73 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt at February 24, 2018 05:07 PM

This.
Posted by: R. M. Nixon



This is a dress thread, but she has a plain Republican cloth coat.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (fuK7c)

74 Since 2011, all children in Armenia from six to eight years old have compulsory chess lessons.

That doesn't sound like an awful idea. But the screaming from the usuals would be deafening.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (XA9IT)

75 Japanese model with the dyed hair will do. Think we've seen her before.


Two of the Koreans, too. Though that's a very tough barrier to penetrate, from what I've heard. An outrageous, deplorable persistence of traditional approaches, tribal hostility, and possibly murderous male relatives.


I'm sure there are exceptions and that it's improving, slowly - and of course americanized versions are a lot more approachable.


Can't really comment on the dress part. !!!!

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (ETFzT)

76 I have a fever since Monday. No other symptoms. I think it's a Lupus flare. I've been in remission for a couple of years. This really frosts my chapstick. I thought I killed that bugger. Oh well. Beach cover-ups it is.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lwiT4)

77 In other PayToWin!! news, when the game Paladins pulled this ('Cards Unbound'), the fanbase rebelled by drawing really bad fan art on reddit.com/r/Paladins/. You had to have seen this shit, it's hilarious.

It was basically a stunt to get outsiders' attention. At which, it worked:
youtube.com/watch?v=aSWx3LJI734

Good news tho': the developer has yanked Cards Unbound:
tinyurl.com/y9jmwloo

SORGING WITH POWOR! Anyway, now the reddit is happy again, so the fan artwork is good again.

(As an aside, Gravity Boom seems to be ripping off Jim Sterling's videos. Jim Sterling doesn't monetise his stuff via youTube so he doesn't seem to care much, as long as everyone knows the content is his.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (6FqZa)

78 The woman entering the red door... judging by the differences in tint between her face and neck, I think she puts powder on her face. Shade alone can't account for it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (/qEW2)

79 Then take the knight, free, when white has to defend the rook.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (8gDQu)


You're missing a stronger continuation for White.

Honk if you want a hint.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)

80 When is the checkers thread?


My home is a place for repose and contemplation, it is not fodder for your social media voyeurism.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (fuK7c)

81 Since 2008, all children in America from six to eight years old have compulsory transgender Tide Pod lessons. It's the first balkanized country in the world to include it on the national curriculum.

Posted by: CNN at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (Tyii7)

82 I think we've seen that third dress picture with gorgeous asian gal before haven't we??

Anyway, I really love the idea of compulsory chess for the yoots in our public schools. That would really teach them all kinds of mental skills. Where do we go to start this movement, the local school board?

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (2sCft)

83 Not in Armenian though, right ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (B4vfZ)

We're waiting for Pixy to complete installation of the Armenian joke utility.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, a non-Armenian at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (zCyNd)

84
When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt


My dog up and died. He up and died.

Posted by: Zombie Dick Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (IqV8l)

85
Japanese model with the dyed hair will do. Think we've seen her before.

Third appearance.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (lKyWE)

86 Jane, have you been released from MiL purgatory?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (QAjh1)

87 That doesn't sound like an awful idea. But the screaming from the usuals would be deafening.
Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (XA9IT)


My problem is that I doubt it has much of a positive effect. More likely kids will be turned off because now chess is simply another thing that they had to learn in school.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (Tnhbr)

88 Armenia? Kinda looked like Prospect Park to me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (EZebt)

89 The British wing of the horde-

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (12Ea6)


Aussie.

Sometimes you read a headline... and don't bother with the article because nothing could possibly make it better than it is.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (y87Qq)

90 84
When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt

My dog up and died. He up and died.
Posted by: Zombie Dick Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (IqV8l)

And after 20 years, he still grieves.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (xJa6I)

91 When is the checkers thread?
Posted by: PhilDirt

My dog up and died. He up and died.

Posted by: Zombie Dick Nixon at February 24, 2018 05:21 PM (IqV8l)

But Checkers had threads. Respectable Republican cloth threads.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, canine fashion observer at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (zCyNd)

92 No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:02 PM (pvjTE)


========

You're wrong - that was taken early on election day, when she thought that Hillary was winning.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (/qEW2)

93 Yah cute young ladies wearing impossible clothes. I was struck by the young lady wearing the wallpaper -- Oriental lady with long hair. Looks just like the wallpaper my sister was obsessed with and has everywhere she has ever lived.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 05:23 PM (MIKMs)

94 ... hop boy, the documentary started with some background: oprah's first show and big gay rights marches. uh huh. then to the 1988 skating stars: debbie thomas (black) and brian boitano (gay).

it's a sjw narrative instead of coverage of the actual 2018 olympics! and they wonder why their ratings are down?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:23 PM (Pg+x7)

95 That doesn't sound like an awful idea. But the screaming from the usuals would be deafening.
Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:19 PM (XA9IT)


It sounds like a fantastic idea. I don't care much about what game you pick ... checkers, chess, seven-card, othello, whatever.

Playing games sharpens minds. Minds will gravitate to the types of games that they prefer. And that's ok.

Anything ... my God, ANYTHING ... that teaches Critical Thinking. And nothing teaches that better, my humble opinion, than hanging a set of rules, a win and a loss, and letting the little cherubs get after it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:23 PM (fiGNd)

96 Checkers was a spaniel, right? Or was he a Beagle?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (lwiT4)

97 We're waiting for Pixy to complete installation of the Armenian joke utility.

Okay thanks.

I'll just sit here and read War and Peace

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (B4vfZ)

98 That's not a solution. That's a first move.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (pvjTE)


It's a solution in my book. After that move, the win is easy and assured. What more do you want?

The Queen has to move somewhere, first. There's no getting around that. And there's no other half-decent move for the queen that I can see that makes any quicker mate available.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (8gDQu)

99 "No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet."

Adorable little girl. Does she have a brother?

Posted by: Harry Reid, with "time" on his hands at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (zCyNd)

100 Japanese model with the dyed hair will do. Think we've seen her before.
Third appearance.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (lKyWE)


I think she's actually Korean. And I've got more photos of her on my hard drive, just waiting to be used.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (lYlRK)

101 I'm actually trying to play chess this tread and forgot the rules. The castles move diagonally or sideways and vertical?

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (g4lFK)

102
68 Had your M1A out lately, amigo?
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:16 PM (Sfs6o)

Weasel ... 'sup ?

I went to the Dark Side.

Hit the range today - and strayed from my Ruger GP100. Shot my old man's SR9c. First five shots - all in the nine ring - 25 feet.

I now own an SR9.

Oh ... and brought the Mini-14 for ScoggSon. He ate it up. I told him ... XBOX don't make a game for that shit, now do they ? Entire firing line cracked up.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (fiGNd)
-----
Hard to beat a day on the range and bringing home a new gun to boot!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (Sfs6o)

103 ... hoo boy.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (Pg+x7)

104 Checkers was a spaniel, right? Or was he a Beagle?

Spaniel ?

He sang "Oh What a Night" ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (B4vfZ)

105 Honk if you want a hint.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)


NEVER!!

I'd rather be crushed mercilessly than take a hint.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (8gDQu)

106 I'm not a Jim Sterling fan.

He is not Horde material.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:25 PM (xJa6I)

107
No one has told the little smiling girl about the patriarchy yet.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous
========
You're wrong - that was taken early on election day, when she thought that Hillary was winning.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


The "After" picture shows her with a scowl, a shaved head, tattoos and piercings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (IqV8l)

108 68 Hit the range today - and strayed from my Ruger GP100. Shot my old man's SR9c. First five shots - all in the nine ring - 25 feet.

I now own an SR9.

Oh ... and brought the Mini-14 for ScoggSon. He ate it up. I told him ... XBOX don't make a game for that shit, now do they ? Entire firing line cracked up.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:18 PM (fiGNd)

I love my GP100 and my Mini-14, too. I haven't had any range time for far to long.....

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (2sCft)

109 Let's twist again...

Posted by: Chubby Checker at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (zCyNd)

110
I think she's actually Korean. And I've got more photos of her on my hard drive, just waiting to be used.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:24 PM (lYlRK)


I think she gorgeous. She should have her own dress thread one day IMHO.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lKyWE)

111 88 Armenia? Kinda looked like Prospect Park to me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (EZebt)


Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lYlRK)

112 Anything ... my God, ANYTHING ... that teaches Critical Thinking. And nothing teaches that better, my humble opinion, than hanging a set of rules, a win and a loss, and letting the little cherubs get after it.

And now you get why we gamers're so pissed off at triiiple aaaaa publishers selling these wins for money.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (6FqZa)

113 So Nixon had a Spaniel and the Bush 1's had Spaniels. I see a Republican trend.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:27 PM (lwiT4)

114 Armenia is one of those places/cultures that cheats by emphasizing education and hard work. Of course the Soviet era took its toll (one of my favorite stories, local employees thanking an NGO we funded for "teaching us how to work" - this in the early 90s).


But in perfectly illustrative contrast, right after the Soviet collapse Georgia dropped Russian language instruction - Armenia of course didn't think of such stupidity.


Language was of course the main weapon of Georgian nationalism in the Soviet era (along with corruption - think Georgia had the record for most republic party officials imprisoned/executed for $$$ corruption of any Soviet republic). So sort of predictable. Think Russian returned to the curriculum after a few years, though not sure it's compulsory/universal.


Love the compulsory chess instruction. Very Armenian. In the blood. Armenian Kasparyan (stage name, Kasparov) must be involved in this somehow.



Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:27 PM (ETFzT)

115 I like spaniels.

Posted by: Joe Cocker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (zCyNd)

116 Grammie, sorry to hear about your lupus flareup. Mine tend to happen when in too much sunlight or unshielded fluorescent lights. Hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (V+03K)

117 I think she gorgeous. She should have her own dress thread one day IMHO.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lKyWE)


I've thought about it, but decided I don't want to fire off all my ammo at once.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (lYlRK)

118 Tide pod lunchables > compulsory chess courses

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (ks6bw)

119 111 88 Armenia? Kinda looked like Prospect Park to me.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 24, 2018 05:22 PM (EZebt)

Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (lYlRK)

I thought that was Laputa?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (xJa6I)

120 My dog up and died. He up and died.

And after 20 years he still breathes......

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (B4vfZ)

121 Oh and how's your shoulder healing, OM?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (xJa6I)

122 And now you get why we gamers're so pissed off at triiiple aaaaa publishers selling these wins for money.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (6FqZa)


Oh Yeah.

You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (fiGNd)

123


http://www.presidentialpetmuseum.com/blog/richard-nixon-checkers/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (IqV8l)

124 The "After" picture shows her with a scowl, a shaved head, tattoos and piercings.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (IqV8l)


And she's only 2 feet tall...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (lYlRK)

125 Honk if you want a hint.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)

NEVER!!

I'd rather be crushed mercilessly than take a hint.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPai



Oh, c'mon, let's hear your goose impression......

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (B4vfZ)

126 Grammie, sorry to hear about your lupus flareup. Mine tend to happen when in too much sunlight or unshielded fluorescent lights. Hope you feel better soon.
Posted by: Mrs. JTB at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (V+03K)


Me Too Grammie ... but sometimes - you gotta' reach down to your Wisconsin Nazi Roots - and just get Mad Dog Mean !!!

And maybe Invade Poland.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (fiGNd)

127 Mrs. JTB - I didn't realize you had Lupus too. Fluorescent bulbs? Huh. I tan once a week on recommendation of one of my other doctors. I knew about sunlight, but I never thought of bulbs. I wonder if that has anything to do with it. I'll check it out - Thanks for the info.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)

128 OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker

That little girl is a charmer. Sooo cute.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (hyuyC)

129 And maybe Invade Poland.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (fiGNd)
====================

I would enjoy that.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)

130 My Favorite Year is on TCM at 6pE.

Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (pV/54)

131 I don't think so. I think Qxe7 is it.

Yep. Clever little puzzle. Unless you're Armenian.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (YloZ9)

132 I would be remiss if I didn't mention one more bit of news, this one unfortunately having been mooted by the Trump White House - violent vidja is to blame for shoot shooting. So, let's toss a tax on digital gunplay!
youtube.com/watch?v=kA4wsUnRibI

I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.

This was an owngoal by President Twitter Happy.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (6FqZa)

133 121 Oh and how's your shoulder healing, OM?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (xJa6I)


Thanks, I'm seeing a new physical therapist, one who specialize in "orthopedic" type injuries (previous therapist was more "neuro", like for stroke victims) and he's got me doing some new exercises. Mrs. Muse tells me that the external rotation has gotten a bit better so we'll keep at it.

It's just so sllllloooooowwww...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (lYlRK)

134 http://www.presidentialpetmuseum.com/blog/richard-nixon-checkers/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (IqV8l)

"Nixon reportedly kept a drawer full of dog biscuits in his desk."

So did Barky, but for other reasons.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (zCyNd)

135
Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker


Who?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (IqV8l)

136 129 And maybe Invade Poland.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (fiGNd)
====================

I would enjoy that.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)

Oh, I'm afraid to look. What is that evil Trump > Hitler up to now???

Posted by: Never Trumper

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (2sCft)

137 I would enjoy that.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (lwiT4)


*Elbows grammie in ribs*

You're a good sport. I like you quite a bit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (fiGNd)

138

Any of you tried the classic ranch Fritos? Pretty tasty.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (Sfs6o)

139 That little girl is as cute as those Chibis.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (YloZ9)

140 27
If your opponent wants to throw a wrench, Rf8.

I hate it when that guy won't play right.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 05:06 PM (pvjTE)


In that case,
2. Rd8 h6
3. Qxf8+ Kh7
4. Qh8+ Kg6

The king can run, but he'll only die tired.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (sdi6R)

141 Korean? That works too. Delicious.


Yerevan like many Soviet republic capitals not touched by WWII is not entirely charmless. Tblisi's got more historic architecture.


My time in Armenia was when electricity was a rarity, meaning water was too. And in winter - the climate of Denver, CO - no heat was interesting.


Was kind of cool walking at night through a blacked out city, though.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (ETFzT)

142 122 And now you get why we gamers're so pissed off at triiiple aaaaa publishers selling these wins for money.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:26 PM (6FqZa)

Oh Yeah.

You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (fiGNd)

I have Stellaris. It's good. Big learning curve.

I swear all those Pardox games (like Hearts of Iron) make you play and lose for a good 80 hours before you get good at the game.

I mostly play vanilla without any paid DLC.

Fun stuff, make sure you grab any usable territory and keep your defenses up. The AI will sometimes wreck you hard.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (xJa6I)

143 76 I have a fever since Monday. No other symptoms. I think it's a Lupus flare.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lwiT4


No, it's not.

Posted by: Dr. House at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (NL6wI)

144 I like you quite a bit.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (fiGNd)
==================

Same here, to you ScoggDog.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (lwiT4)

145 Peter O'Toole channels Erroll Flynn in the early days of TV. Great comedy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (pV/54)


MFY is an oft-overlooked gem. And that guy who plays the stand-in for Sid Caesar is hilarious.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (lYlRK)

146 So did Barky, but for other reasons.

Sigh.

Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (Tyii7)

147 You're missing a stronger continuation for White.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (lYlRK)


Hmmm ... I don't see it. I'm sure off the reservation will get it pretty soon, but I'll keep on looking.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (8gDQu)

148 No, it's not.

Posted by: Dr. House at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (NL6wI)
===================

Wasn't there an episode where it really WAS Lupus?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

149 Let's twist again...

Like we did last summer ...

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (B4vfZ)

150 You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.
Posted by: ScoggDog

I have this on my Steam wish list. It looks great.

Posted by: Biergood at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (57HKF)

151 If Justin Trudeau ever officially visits Japan, he'll force his wife to dress up in outfits like in the last pic.

He himself will appear dressed variously as a shogun, a ninja, and a samurai Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (/qEW2)

152 Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (Tyii7)
=================


Yeah, where did those dogs go to? PETA?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lwiT4)

153 Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker

Who?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (IqV8l)


Nice catch.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lYlRK)

154
I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.


I view it the opposite.Why should the NRA take all the heat everytime some teenage psycho decides to shoot up a school. Hollywood and video game makers should feel a little of the heat themselves.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lKyWE)

155 I'm thinking ...Bc6 for the second problem, but that looks too easy. I must be missing something.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (sdi6R)

156 133 121 Oh and how's your shoulder healing, OM?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:29 PM (xJa6I)

Thanks, I'm seeing a new physical therapist, one who specialize in "orthopedic" type injuries (previous therapist was more "neuro", like for stroke victims) and he's got me doing some new exercises. Mrs. Muse tells me that the external rotation has gotten a bit better so we'll keep at it.

It's just so sllllloooooowwww...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (lYlRK)

Glad it's going the right way.
You're on the prayer list, so I...um...pray now and then for ya.

Which feels weird to say out loud, so to speak.

But anyway, glad you're healing. You do a lot for us here when Ace is away, you and the other coblogs.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (xJa6I)

157 Wasn't there an episode where it really WAS Lupus?

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (lwiT4)

It was me in several episodes. Different show, though.

Posted by: Peter Lupus at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (zCyNd)

158 If Justin Trudeau ever officially visits Japan, he'll force his wife to dress up in outfits like in the last pic.

He himself will appear dressed variously as a shogun, a ninja, and a samurai Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (/qEW2)



He should go as Godzilla.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (SiINZ)

159 Yeah, where did those dogs go to? PETA?

Well, I ended up in a PITA. With barbecue sauce.

Posted by: Zombie Bo at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (Tyii7)

160 I've thought about it, but decided I don't want to fire off all my ammo at once.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM


C'mon OM, you can

Explode into space
Like a true nature's child
You were born,
Born to be Wild!

Posted by: Steppen3Wolves Howling at the Moon at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (DMUuz)

161 78 The woman entering the red door... judging by the differences in tint between her face and neck, I think she puts powder on her face. Shade alone can't account for it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:20 PM (/qEW2)


I wonder if she wants that red door painted black.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (lYlRK)

162 130. Lainie Kazan was great in that.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (1F6Sr)

163 My best college girlfriend was Armenian. Grew up in Iran but had to flee because her family was close to the Shah and then that unpleasantness ensued. I never had a real long term chance because her family had already picked out her husband. (My last name does not end in -ian).

From what I've observed, Armenians have a worldwide diaspora, a strong network of ethnic connections, a value on work and education, a practical attitude to finding what success takes, and a history of being genocide victims.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:38 PM (fuK7c)

164 If anyone here donated to the System Shock kickstarter then BAHAHAHAHAH suckers:
youtube.com/watch?v=ROlLSbFSpR4

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:39 PM (6FqZa)

165 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:35 PM (8gDQu)


I'm clueless ... and last week, I was just wrong. Still trying though.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (vWMNq)

166 I swear all those Pardox games (like Hearts of Iron) make you play and lose for a good 80 hours before you get good at the game.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (xJa6I)


Mark ... 'sup ?

I friggin' LOVE HOI IV. I like the "inefficiencies" that go with drawing a front, setting the Generals off, and trying to supply all that shit.

Looking forward very much to the next expansion.

Digging the Division Designer as well. Hate the "Death Stack" they've made with the Navy, however.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (fiGNd)

167 and a history of being genocide victims.
====================


Well that's not good.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (lwiT4)

168 Classic Ranch Fritos Update:

Not so great after eating a bunch. The flavor is a little much.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:41 PM (Sfs6o)

169 132 I would be remiss if I didn't mention one more bit of news, this one unfortunately having been mooted by the Trump White House - violent vidja is to blame for shoot shooting. So, let's toss a tax on digital gunplay!
youtube.com/watch?v=kA4wsUnRibI

I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.

This was an owngoal by President Twitter Happy.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (6FqZa)

*types*
*deletes*

Pulls out the old PS3 to play.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (g4lFK)

170 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did? Why is the focus on making schools safe, when we have over 100 opioid ODs every day, many HS kids? We have more kids dying in Baltimore each month, now that BLM worked it's magic to get the Baltimore PD to stand down.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (pV/54)

171 trying to place the vintage dresses...imma say 1945-48.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (1F6Sr)

172 I'm figuring that Nc6+ fits in there ... somewhere, but I just can't find my way there.

Still working ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (8gDQu)

173 166 I swear all those Pardox games (like Hearts of Iron) make you play and lose for a good 80 hours before you get good at the game.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (xJa6I)

Mark ... 'sup ?

I friggin' LOVE HOI IV. I like the "inefficiencies" that go with drawing a front, setting the Generals off, and trying to supply all that shit.

Looking forward very much to the next expansion.

Digging the Division Designer as well. Hate the "Death Stack" they've made with the Navy, however.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (fiGNd)

Hey man.

I love HOI4 too. Naval bombers are OP. But I love trying to win as Italy. I have trouble will all the Micro that comes with the US though.

2x arty
1x tank destroyer
rest Infantry works well for infantry divisions. I prefer Mountain for Italy.

And a few airborn divisions make some good early moves.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (xJa6I)

174 No, it's not.

Posted by: Dr. House


Well it's definitely not sarcoidosis.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (fuK7c)

175 Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM (lwiT4)

Aw ... grammie. Thanks. Thanks a bunch.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (fiGNd)

176 whoa, some dev installed malware on PCs to catch a pirate:
youtube.com/watch?v=Qp_yk7m5Vco

As a defence, this is what all devs were doing in the early 2000s, not least EA: SafeDisc / SecDrv.sys. Until Microsoft got fed up trying to work around this trojan and simply blocked it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (6FqZa)

177
MFY is an oft-overlooked gem. And that guy who plays the stand-in for Sid Caesar is hilarious.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:34 PM



Joseph Bologna. O'Toole steals the show, but Bologna was very good.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (EzdLW)

178 Nope, it's Armenia, city in the sky...


City in the sky with glasses...



Oh. Wait.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (B4vfZ)

179 and a history of being genocide victims.
====================


Well that's not good.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 05:40 PM (lwiT4)


You get used to it.

Posted by: The Juice at February 24, 2018 05:43 PM (8gDQu)

180 The Hungarian term for Armenian is Örmèny.

Pixy sent me a trail pack of umlauts, just wanted to try one out.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at February 24, 2018 05:44 PM (zCyNd)

181 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did? Why is the focus on making schools safe, when we have over 100 opioid ODs every day, many HS kids? We have more kids dying in Baltimore each month, now that BLM worked it's magic to get the Baltimore PD to stand down.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (pV/54)



Maybe all of these SJW companies that are cutting ties with the NRA should do the same with Broward County since they were the big farks up involved.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 05:45 PM (SiINZ)

182 Someone should make a "Papers Please" style game about being an FBI agent getting tips on mass shootings.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 05:45 PM (jF/Gb)

183 158. nix the Godzilla, too much toxic masculinity

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:45 PM (1F6Sr)

184 sorry to interrupt, but can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 05:09 PM (Pg+x7)

Ummmmmm...No.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 05:45 PM (EoRCO)

185 It's just so sllllloooooowwww...

Posted by: OregonMuse,

Reminds me of the George Carlin riff......

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:45 PM (B4vfZ)

186 154
I humbly suggest to Donald Trump that this concedes the point to the Left, that not only are guns bad but that thinking about guns are bad.


I view it the opposite.Why should the NRA take all the heat everytime some teenage psycho decides to shoot up a school. Hollywood and video game makers should feel a little of the heat themselves.
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (lKyWE)

Taxing games is not the way to go. Maybe enforcing the laws on what games can be bought and played by certain age groups and holding the parents and adults accountable. Like buying booze for underage kids.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:46 PM (g4lFK)

187 168 Classic Ranch Fritos Update:

Not so great after eating a bunch. The flavor is a little much.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:41 PM (Sfs6o)


I tend to prefer the "original flavor" of any chip snack.

Speaking of which, I bought a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos in the store this week. Didn't there used to be an unflavored version, or am I imagining things?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:46 PM (sdi6R)

188 Joey Bologna might be my new handle. Or porn name.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 05:46 PM (jF/Gb)

189 Someone should make a "Papers Please" style game about being an FBI agent getting tips on mass shootings.

With coupons to Dunkin Donuts!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:46 PM (6FqZa)

190 If Justin Trudeau ever officially visits Japan, he'll force his wife to dress up in outfits like in the last pic.

He himself will appear dressed variously as a shogun, a ninja, and a samurai Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (/qEW2)



He should go as Godzilla.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 05:37 PM (SiINZ)

You left out Sumo wrestler.
Is there nobody who could help this brain damaged child with protocol?
I had the same question with Obama.
Maybe the problem is that both of these doofi are under the impression they're smart.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:47 PM (5fRCd)

191 Bandersnatch, exactly. Very similar to other national/ethnic groups who also have global diaspora - Chinese, Lebanese, Jews. Gee, it's almost as if there's some secret to success there ..... that has somehow eluded the $1T US "education" industry.


Had an Armenian Iranian cab driver once, going to Dulles for a work trip. Once he found out where I was going, we had a great conversation.


Local liquor store owner is Iraqi Armenian, from Baghdad. We always discuss Mid-East developments when I'm there - other customers look on in complete bafflement, of course, being hamsters instead of citizens, as in most of today's America.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 05:47 PM (ETFzT)

192 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did"

Country music fans = ok.

plus the left is getting pretty desperate for something to run on...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 05:47 PM (7LY+6)

193
Didn't there used to be an unflavored version, or am I imagining things?
Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:46 P



There's probably still an unflavored version at Whole Foods.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 05:48 PM (EzdLW)

194 Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review

How doe HOI IV compare with HOI II? My computer is so old I can't upgrade, and rarely find the time to play. But I did a lot with HOI II.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:48 PM (hyuyC)

195 Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:46 PM (sdi6R)
------
Agreed. WeaselWoman, on the other hand, absolutely loves it when new flavors are introduced.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:49 PM (Sfs6o)

196 171 trying to place the vintage dresses...imma say 1945-48.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (1F6Sr)


That's what I'd guess, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:49 PM (lYlRK)

197 2x arty
1x tank destroyer
rest Infantry works well for infantry divisions. I prefer Mountain for Italy.


Nice ... 20 width ... I do it similar, but different ...

3 x Mountain
4 x Infantry
2 x Arty

Support Company for AT.

But I could see dropping a Mountain for a Heavy AT.

Cool.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (fiGNd)

198 170 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did?
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (pV/54)


That's the $64,000 question. Vegas had more than 3x the death toll of Parkland, and crickets.

At this point you have to be retarded not to be a conspiracy theorist.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (sdi6R)

199 140
re problem #1, after 2. Rd8 h6, it's mate in 4

3. Rxf8 Kh6
4. Qe5+ g6
5. Rxf6+ Kh8
6. Qe8#


Posted by: civil truth at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (t3LBb)

200 Pull the short bus around back and keep the engine running.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (NWiLs)

201 Parkland Hogg and his cronies in the Tide Pod Mob - they're actors. Drama club and with state department ties, because of course.

https://tinyurl.com/y8d4fvgw

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (fA1SL)

202 94 Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review

How doe HOI IV compare with HOI II? My computer is so old I can't upgrade, and rarely find the time to play. But I did a lot with HOI II.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 05:48 PM (hyuyC)

The HOI games change a lot from version to version.

They got rid of the distinction between oil and fuel, you just need oil. Lots of little stuff.

It shouldn't take a ton of horsepower to run HOI 4. Are you on Win 7?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (xJa6I)

203 Didn't there used to be an unflavored version"

Don't think so. They were a West coast thing when I was a much younger mouse...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (7LY+6)

204 Why didn't the Vegas shooting draw the collective outrage that Parkland did? Why is the focus on making schools safe, when we have over 100 opioid ODs every day, many HS kids? We have more kids dying in Baltimore each month, now that BLM worked it's magic to get the Baltimore PD to stand down.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (pV/54)

Opoid crisis is caused by cheap Chinese fentanyl being shipped into the USA and Mexico where it is used to make counterfeit opioid pills.

If they allowed doctors to treat intractable pain correctly and not criminalize people who need the medication and take the boot off the doctors things would get better. Also build the wall and punish countries like China and others for making and smuggling in massive amounts of Fentanyl.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (g4lFK)

205 168 Classic Ranch Fritos Update:

Not so great after eating a bunch. The flavor is a little much.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:41 PM (Sfs6o)
+++
I don't know, but I'm kind of reaching a stage in my life where I don't want to consume foods that leave my fingers covered in some strange colored dust that I have to awkwardly lick off like some kind of retarded child....
It means I'm reconsidering some of my favorites, Taco Flavored Doritos, Crunchy Cheetos, Chicken in a Biscuit crackers. Sad!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (2sCft)

206 168 Classic Ranch Fritos Update:

Not so great after eating a bunch. The flavor is a little much.
Posted by: Weasel

That's okay, I wasn't gonna run out and buy a bag.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:52 PM (B4vfZ)

207 A few problems with taxing - and really, they mean banning - "violent video games": take something like Dead Space. It was horrific. But you weren't shooting people; you were shooting undead monsters. You were there to SAVE people.

A game like that gets M because it is fucking scary, and because there's violence. But no fan of that game is going to be inspired to go kill some schoolkids.

I really don't think the games are the problem.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:52 PM (6FqZa)

208 re 199, correction
Screwed up the numbers and letters

3. Rxf8+ Kh7
4. Qe5+ g6
5. Rxf7+ Kh8
6. Qe8#

Posted by: civil truth at February 24, 2018 05:52 PM (t3LBb)

209 197 2x arty
1x tank destroyer
rest Infantry works well for infantry divisions. I prefer Mountain for Italy.

Nice ... 20 width ... I do it similar, but different ...

3 x Mountain
4 x Infantry
2 x Arty

Support Company for AT.

But I could see dropping a Mountain for a Heavy AT.

Cool.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (fiGNd)

Interesting.

Is there a benefit in mixing infantry types?

Most of my support company slots are used up hospitals, recon, engineers and radio.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:52 PM (xJa6I)

210 You know who else was a drama major and actor?

Richard Spencer.

It's like clockwork with the Marxists.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (g4lFK)

211 Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (2sCft)
-------
I will say that bacon flavored Ritz crackers are damn good!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (Sfs6o)

212 I'm figuring that Nc6+ fits in there

Saw that and there is almost a mate with black's white bishop it white cooperates ... so I'm looking for forcing moves for Black.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (vWMNq)

213 Are the Russians shipping in shit that kills over 100 Americans a day?

Our daily news focus is a tale told by an idiot.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (pV/54)

214 196. the ankle strap on the center girl is a clue. Also the skirts aren't full, so pre New Look.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (1F6Sr)

215 Didn't there used to be an unflavored version"

Don't think so. They were a West coast thing when I was a much younger mouse...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (7LY+6)

Isn't there a plain version meant for dipping?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (5fRCd)

216 You left out Sumo wrestler.
Is there nobody who could help this brain damaged child with protocol?
I had the same question with Obama.
Maybe the problem is that both of these doofi are under the impression they're smart.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:47 PM (5fRCd)


He should wear "samurai armor" or whatever that stuff is called, looks like bamboo slats, which makes the guy looks like he's wearing a set of window blinds. Yes, I'm culturally ignorant.

Trudeau should totally wear that. He'd really impress the locals. While he's at it, he should stop by Fiji Island and distribute trinkets to the natives.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (lYlRK)

217 I'm practically certain there used to be an unflavored version of Doritos.

Now I'm beginning to question my sanity.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (sdi6R)

218 Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (2sCft)
-------
I will say that bacon flavored Ritz crackers are damn good!
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:53 PM (Sfs6o)

I've heard nothin' tastes better than tits on a Ritz. Now with Bacon!!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (2sCft)

219 Well .... this feels pretty retarded but ...

... Bc6
Rb8 Bd5
Rf8 Rhg1
Nh4 Rae1



... I'm just flailing, here.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (8gDQu)

220 I will say that bacon flavored Ritz crackers are damn good!


On the other hand........

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:55 PM (B4vfZ)

221 If anyone here donated to the System Shock kickstarter then BAHAHAHAHAH suckers:
youtube.com/watch?v=ROlLSbFSpR4
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:39 PM (6FqZa)


So, it sounds like the developers are a bunch of pajama boys who couldn't keep the dev team focused, and make hard decisions about what to keep in versus what to leave out.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:55 PM (Tnhbr)

222 Dave Carver on TCM sounds a little cock-curious.

Looking forward to My Favorite Year, starting now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:55 PM (xJa6I)

223 can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?

We bought the rights, so the Olympics are OURS and you can't have them!

Posted by: NBC at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (ZM6hc)

224 Isn't there a plain version meant for dipping?


Doritos have always been corn chips with orange cancer powder.

Plain versions are called Tostitos, or corn chips, or whatever.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (fuK7c)

225
sorry to interrupt, but can someone explain why on the last saturday of coverage of the 2018 winter olympics, nbc is broadcasting a program on the 1988 calgary winter olympics?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp


Maybe they figured more people would watch that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (IqV8l)

226 Isn't there a plain version meant for dipping"

Tortilla chip.

El snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (7LY+6)

227 I will say that bacon flavored Ritz crackers are damn good!


On the other hand........
++++
Doesn't sound quite Kosher to me.

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (2sCft)

228 While he's at it, he should stop by Fiji Island and distribute trinkets to the natives.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (lYlRK)


He could bring the traditional gift of bottled water, which was invented there.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (y87Qq)

229 The one thing, maybe only so far, that the Vegas shooting did was get Bump Stocks in the evil category. They carry on like every AR is equipped with them.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (aC6Sd)

230 221 If anyone here donated to the System Shock kickstarter then BAHAHAHAHAH suckers:
youtube.com/watch?v=ROlLSbFSpR4
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:39 PM (6FqZa)

So, it sounds like the developers are a bunch of pajama boys who couldn't keep the dev team focused, and make hard decisions about what to keep in versus what to leave out.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:55 PM (Tnhbr)

I'm one of those suckers who backed this...

And yeah, failure at high level, story of almost every software company I've worked at.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (xJa6I)

231 Best cracker for smoked oysters? Carr's or plain saltines.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (Sfs6o)

232 I'm practically certain there used to be an unflavored version of Doritos.

Now I'm beginning to question my sanity.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 05:54 PM (sdi6R)


You're probably just thinking of Tostitos, which came in plain corn chips.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (8gDQu)

233 It means I'm reconsidering some of my favorites, Taco Flavored Doritos, Crunchy Cheetos, Chicken in a Biscuit crackers. Sad!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:51 PM (2sCft)


I've been eating Doritos for 30 years and I'm surprised they haven't found a way to keep that orange shit from coming off and adhering to fingers.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (lYlRK)

234 I ate some kind of fish or shrimp flavored snack here that did not impress my taste buds.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (5fRCd)

235 Also the skirts aren't full, so pre New Look"

Pre war brit perhaps?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (7LY+6)

236 Problem # 1 (as posted above)
1. QxR(e7) either winning Rook or mate in 2

Problem #2

1. ... Bc3 attacking both Knight Rook winning Knight or exchange

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (1bnL3)

237 I'm just flailing, here.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


OK

Close your eyes

Your a male goose

There's a female goose

And she stands up

And she starts walking.....

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (B4vfZ)

238 Best cracker for smoked oysters? Carr's or plain saltines.

Carr's water crackers. Saltines get in the way. You want to let the oyters shine.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (fuK7c)

239 219
Well .... this feels pretty retarded but ...


You are mixing up a/h 1/8. You mean Na5 (and you meant Nf3+ above instead of Nc6+). But I think you are on to something.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (vWMNq)

240 Did not know this. My Favorite Year was inspired by Mel Brooks having to babysit Erroll Flynn when he worked for Sid Caeser on Your Show of Shows.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (pV/54)

241 FOX has the putzette Judith Miller on saying that since the Rep and Dims on the committee can't agree on anything, that is an embarrassment and the they should move on and focus on Ruskie interference.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (VWsDy)

242 233 I've been eating Doritos for 30 years and I'm surprised they haven't found a way to keep that orange shit from coming off and adhering to fingers.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (lYlRK)

Imagine what that orange dust and strong black coffee are doing to the color our our bowels.... Sad!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (2sCft)

243 Weasel, WeaselDog has posted previously regarding enjoying graham crackers with peanut butter, in case you're thinking of another snack.

Just sayin'

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (DMUuz)

244 Scogg, new owner of Ruger SR 9? I got Mrs. Red the SR 9C with a green laser. Fits her hands nicely and she shoots it well. Only downside is the spring is so stiff it's hard for her to rack it.

Posted by: RI Red - well-red at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (QjpM/)

245 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:52 PM (xJa6I)

Kinda' splits the difference between Infantry and Mountain - little bit better in rough terrain, little bit better morale, little bit lower HP, little bit more cost.

Seems to work when I play Italy ... but I'm no expert.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (fiGNd)

246 242. Nothing a little methylene blue can't fix.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (fA1SL)

247 Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review

I have an Imac. I guess I want divisional symbols and no tactical minuatures on a strategic . operational game. And the HOI navy stuff mostly blows.

Finally, I organize, organize, position, and except for maybe 1 year game time of fun play time, it's all too easy against the AI. Like I'll hold Germany out of WWII until 1945, let the Allies build up a massive force, then outmaneuver them all.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (hyuyC)

248 Imagine what that orange dust and strong black coffee are doing to the color our our bowels.... Sad!
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (2sCft)


That's why you spring for the clearcoat.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (y87Qq)

249 Oh ... on my retarded moves to problem 2 I labeled them all upside down ... and some of them backwards. But you all know what I meant.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (8gDQu)

250 will say that bacon flavored Ritz crackers are damn good!


On the other hand........
++++
Doesn't sound quite Kosher to me.
Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (2sCft)

Please don't hate me for asking but an observant Jew eat bacon flavored junk food, which doesn't actually include bacon?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (5fRCd)

251 201 Parkland Hogg and his cronies in the Tide Pod Mob - they're actors. Drama club and with state department ties, because of course.

https://tinyurl.com/y8d4fvgw
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 05:50 PM (fA1SL)

People are wising up and waking up.

For me the point of no return was David Wheeler getting caught playing two parts in Sandy Hook. He is an actor who played a grieving dad and the sloppy Swat team member.. Somebody caught this bozo carrying his rifle around by the clip and pointing it at people and dragging the strap on the ground, which on the news on multiple outlets. And it all falls appart from there.

3 minute clip very related.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1G8LoUk-bf8

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (g4lFK)

252 238 You want to let the oyters shine.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (fuK7c)
+++
I know I want to let my oysters shine!

Posted by: Hope Solo

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (2sCft)

253 Isn't there a plain version meant for dipping?

Those are just tortilla chips. I think Doritos have always been addictive as all get-out.

Posted by: t-bird at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (XA9IT)

254 Imagine what that orange dust and strong black coffee are doing to the color our our bowels.... Sad! "

Whoops. Thought you said ... Shep!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (7LY+6)

255 I've been eating Doritos for 30 years and I'm surprised they haven't found a way to keep that orange shit from coming off and adhering to fingers.

Band aids ?

Rubber gloves ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (B4vfZ)

256 The one thing, maybe only so far, that the Vegas shooting did was get Bump Stocks in the evil category. They carry on like every AR is equipped with them.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 05:56 PM (aC6Sd)


And to this day, we know next to nothing about the Vegas shooting, or the shooter. Everyone's clammed right up, and the crack reporters of the MSM are busy inventing Russian connections to Trump. I wonder why?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (lYlRK)

257 Winter Olympics used to end with the big hill ski jump, I think. Very dramatic. I did manage to watch some of that in the nordic combined.


I've had reasonable satisfaction watching the live feeds. Nordic skiing events in particular have been great. The men's 50K (marathon) yesterday was classic (no pun intended, it was classic style - they alternate styles every Olympics).


Only whine is that there aren't *enough* event live feeds. I wanted to see more speed skating.


Tastes vary and most here have little interest in winter sports, but I have completely avoided the NBC broadcast horrors people talk about (have seen maybe 5 minutes of that product) - and the ski jump and nordic skiing commentators were fine. Hockey guys had just the expected boring NHL-focus, and were semi-insightful as to what was going on, but no political idiocy.


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (ETFzT)

258
I've thought about it, but decided I don't want to fire off all my ammo at once.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (lYlRK)


Phrasing

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (aY2X+)

259 243 Weasel, WeaselDog has posted previously regarding enjoying graham crackers with peanut butter, in case you're thinking of another snack.

Just sayin'
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 24, 2018 05:59 PM (DMUuz)
-----
Heh - you know, I had kind of forgotten that! I'm sure WD hasn't though.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (Sfs6o)

260 234 I ate some kind of fish or shrimp flavored snack here that did not impress my taste buds.
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (5fRCd)

I get that A LOT

Posted by: CANKLES SCHMUNDIE at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (VWsDy)

261 255. Finger cots, like cash-handlers wear?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (fA1SL)

262 OK

Close your eyes

Your a male goose

There's a female goose

And she stands up

And she starts walking.....

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (B4vfZ)


FFFRREEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDOOOMMMMMM!!!!!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:03 PM (8gDQu)

263 been eating Doritos for 30 years and I'm surprised they haven't found a way to keep that orange shit from coming off and adhering to fingers.

Band aids ?

Rubber gloves ?
Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:01 PM (B4vfZ

Little bowls of water?

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 06:03 PM (5fRCd)

264 Just got back from the old quarry after squeezing off ~200 rounds of 9mm ball ammo. I was testing some new Magpul PMAG GL9's magazines. I purchased three 17 round and three 10 round to fit a G17 and G26. Flawless loading and feeding. $13 a piece. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Under Fire at February 24, 2018 06:03 PM (r9UYA)

265 235. my image went away, but from what I recall the hair didn't match styles of the late 30s. The photo did have an English feel though.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:04 PM (1F6Sr)

266 Shine on, you crazy oysters.

Posted by: Pink Droid at February 24, 2018 06:04 PM (Tyii7)

267 263. Tiny little bubbles....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:04 PM (fA1SL)

268 I ate some kind of fish or shrimp flavored snack here that did not impress my taste buds.
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (5fRCd)

I get that A LOT
Posted by: CANKLES SCHMUNDIE at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (VWsDy)

I just threw up in my mouth.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 06:04 PM (5fRCd)

269 1. ... Bc3 attacking both Knight Rook winning Knight or exchange
Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (1bnL3)


1...Bc6 is a start. Now find White's strongest continuation.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (lYlRK)

270 232
You're probably just thinking of Tostitos, which came in plain corn chips.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (8gDQu)


I could swear there used to be unflavored Doritos! I feel like I'm a Twilight Zone episode where I'm the only one who remembers them.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (sdi6R)

271 FFFRREEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDOOOMMMMMM!!!!!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


LOL

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (B4vfZ)

272 No way NOLA Hoolies still has an oyster hour. Anyone know ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (VWsDy)

273 Please don't hate me for asking but an observant Jew eat bacon flavored junk food, which doesn't actually include bacon?
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (5fRCd)


Yeah. Bacon Salt is certified kosher.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 06:06 PM (y87Qq)

274 Thanks, I'm seeing a new physical therapist, one who specialize in "orthopedic" type injuries (previous therapist was more "neuro", like for stroke victims) and he's got me doing some new exercises. Mrs. Muse tells me that the external rotation has gotten a bit better so we'll keep at it.

It's just so sllllloooooowwww...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:33 PM (lYlRK)

++++

Are you able to make a daily measure of your status? I think it helps if you can see a quantifiable measure of your progress, even if it is slow. If you have a number, even something small that comes out to say 1% improvement per week, you can still have some kind of idea how long the road is.

If you don't have a definitive measure, combined with slow progress, it seems like you are stuck in sort of the same place forever.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 24, 2018 06:06 PM (pvjTE)

275 270. Know how ya feel. This week i learned that there was a fifth roommate on The Young Ones.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:06 PM (fA1SL)

276 Tiny little bubbles....

In the wine......

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (B4vfZ)

277 264 You want to let the oyters shine.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (fuK7c)
+++
Huh? Good to know the Glock mags can be expensive. But I do luv me those extended 22 round mags for my G22!!

Posted by: SteveOReno at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (2sCft)

278 If Justin Trudeau ever officially visits Japan, he'll force his wife to dress up in outfits like in the last pic.

He himself will appear dressed variously as a shogun, a ninja, and a samurai Hello Kitty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 05:36 PM (/qEW2)



I hear the Enola Gay is a popular costume over there. And if they tell him it's gay gay he might fall for it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (SiINZ)

279 Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (sdi6R)
------
Now that you mention it, I sort of recall that too. Before all the super-nachoey business.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (Sfs6o)

280 268 I ate some kind of fish or shrimp flavored snack here that did not impress my taste buds.
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (5fRCd)

I get that A LOT
Posted by: CANKLES SCHMUNDIE at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (VWsDy)

I just threw up in my mouth.
Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018

See above

Posted by: CANKLES SCHMUNDIE at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (VWsDy)

281 258
I've thought about it, but decided I don't want to fire off all my ammo at once.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (lYlRK)

Phrasing

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 06:02 PM (aY2X+)


You're lucky I deleted my original, which used the phrase "blowing my wad."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM (lYlRK)

282 247 Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review

I have an Imac. I guess I want divisional symbols and no tactical minuatures on a strategic . operational game. And the HOI navy stuff mostly blows.

Finally, I organize, organize, position, and except for maybe 1 year game time of fun play time, it's all too easy against the AI. Like I'll hold Germany out of WWII until 1945, let the Allies build up a massive force, then outmaneuver them all.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:00 PM (hyuyC)

The AI does make some elementary mistakes.

I like to go to war early, before Russia gets over the effect of the Great Purge.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:08 PM (xJa6I)

283 I could swear there used to be unflavored Doritos! I feel like I'm a Twilight Zone episode where I'm the only one who remembers them.
======

Don't feel bad.

Posted by: The Berenstain Bears at February 24, 2018 06:08 PM (RFYR/)

284 I could swear there used to be unflavored Doritos! I feel like I'm a Twilight Zone episode where I'm the only one who remembers them.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:05 PM (sdi6R)


There has never been unflavored Doritos. You're obviously hallucinating.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (lYlRK)

285 1...Bc3 is a start. Now find White's strongest continuation.

2. Bb4+

is forcing but I don't see anything further ... same with

2. Bg5+

In both cases black has an obvious response and I don't see anything obvious for white afterwards.

Posted by: Off the reservation at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (vWMNq)

286 And here's a question... Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small? I checked and that little box is supposed to contain TEN servings.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (Sfs6o)

287 https://www.twitch.tv/chess

Weekend speed chess tourney with some big names incl. Magnus. Plus a cute girl casting!

Posted by: goodluckduck at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (V8zw+)

288 Just tested all my 1911 magazines this week (well, not the very nice Wilson Combat ones, no need to do that). Had a bunch of malfunctions at shootin' match last weekend. Guess then, now confirmed - slightly under-charged rounds resulted in incomplete cycling, so new round was not properly stripped from mag on slide return to battery.


Have a mixed bag of mags - some Brownell's, some surplus from CMP, and some Colt and McCormack that came with the gun (used).


Almost disappointed. Brownell's has good Wilson mags on sale at a pretty discounted price, now it's harder to justify buying any.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:10 PM (ETFzT)

289 Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small?

Because they're awful?

Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at February 24, 2018 06:11 PM (Tyii7)

290 240. I cut the cord, so cannot enjoy MFY with the morons this eve.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:11 PM (1F6Sr)

291 The correctly labeled moves for problem 2:

..... Bc6
Rg1 Rab8
Na5 Be4
Rbc1 Rhd8
f3 Bxf3
exf3 Rxb2


...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:11 PM (8gDQu)

292 230 221 If anyone here donated to the System Shock kickstarter then BAHAHAHAHAH suckers:
youtube.com/watch?v=ROlLSbFSpR4
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 05:39 PM (6FqZa)

So, it sounds like the developers are a bunch of pajama boys who couldn't keep the dev team focused, and make hard decisions about what to keep in versus what to leave out.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 24, 2018 05:55 PM (Tnhbr)

I'm one of those suckers who backed this...

And yeah, failure at high level, story of almost every software company I've worked at.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 05:57 PM (xJa6I)


Hobby game designer here. 4 devs, 1 tester, 2 content creators. No managers. Lots of fun!

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (di1hb)

293 Oh dear:

The very first Doritos were sort of plain-flavored. American consumers found the chips kind of plain without sauce, so Frito-Lay gave them a sort of Mexican seasoning called "Taco" in 1968. What we think of as the "original" flavor, nacho cheese, debuted in 1974.

So maybe rickl is right.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (lYlRK)

294 You know ... Monk has some good links.

Worth a look.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (fiGNd)

295 89 Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small?

Because they're awful?
Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at February 24, 2018 06:11 PM (Tyii7)

Now I get it. The boxes are too small for grapes or nuts

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (5fRCd)

296 @ rhomboid

1911's and ARs...magazine problems cause most of my problems with both platforms.

I guess that's another reason I go with Glocks and XD mags.

Glad you got yours fixed.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (xJa6I)

297 And here's a question... Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small? I checked and that little box is supposed to contain TEN servings.

Posted by: Weasel


When you add the milk, the nuts get bigger.....

it's like porn for them.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (B4vfZ)

298 Well, ok, the Asian model. I'll take 3. Program one as chef/housekeeper, one as a bodyguard, and the one pictured for........the other stuff.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (zLDYs)

299 Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review

I have to stack the deck against any country I run to have fun.

For ex: Getting Italian paratroopers into Tasmania or New Zealand, or dominating the entire world gets boring. Even being the last one standing. The AI is not sharp.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:12 PM (hyuyC)

300 And I've switched to a stouter charge (pretty much standard M2 ball ammo pressures/velocities) after switching to standard 16-lb spring in the 1911 from what I think was a 14-lb spring that came with the gun.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (ETFzT)

301 284
There has never been unflavored Doritos. You're obviously hallucinating.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (lYlRK)


I guess that means I have to turn in my guns, then.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (sdi6R)

302 There is nothing I eat that claims what 1 serving is enough for me

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (aC6Sd)

303 289 Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small?

Because they're awful?
Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at February 24, 2018 06:11 PM (Tyii7)
------
I like them, but then there aren't many breakfast cereals I don't like. Grape Nuts are good with honey.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (Sfs6o)

304 David Hogg edited video during the shooting. He repeats it's not a drill. We thought it was a drill. This while hearing gunshots. The nepotism always brings down totalitarian regimes because sloppy and incompetence.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gZVioBDjFeM

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 06:14 PM (g4lFK)

305 301 284
There has never been unflavored Doritos. You're obviously hallucinating.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:09 PM (lYlRK)

I guess that means I have to turn in my guns, then.
Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (sdi6R)

*takes notes*
Agitated. Memory gaps. Delusions of unflavored Doritos.

Sorry sir, I'm declaring you mentally unstable and taking your guns away.

Posted by: Florida cop at February 24, 2018 06:15 PM (D9v9b)

306 Cheddar horseradish potato chips are good

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:15 PM (1F6Sr)

307 There is nothing I eat that claims what 1 serving is enough for me

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 06:13 PM (aC6Sd)


Yep. Nothing even close.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:15 PM (8gDQu)

308 @247 Finally, I organize, organize, position, and except for maybe 1 year game time of fun play time, it's all too easy against the AI. Like I'll hold Germany out of WWII until 1945, let the Allies build up a massive force, then outmaneuver them all.
-----------------

Reminds me of a game design post over at GMT Games (makers of a large number of strategy board games). The guy writing had been playtesting a new World War I game that the company was planning on releasing, and got hit with the problem - "What if Germany decides not to invade right away?"

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:16 PM (VAt5v)

309 Yeah Mark I think it was the charge level in the reloads. When I did my very first reloads, it was 9mm for the XD. It was funny - I started very low, per the safety mantra, and as expected the first couple load levels would barely move the slide back.


XD mags have never misfed for me apart from those reload tests where the ammo was under-powered. And with 9mm I don't experiment much, just mimic factory ammo.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:16 PM (ETFzT)

310 Cheddar horseradish potato chips are good

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:15 PM (1F6Sr)


Well, pretty much anything with cheddar and horseradish is good.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:17 PM (8gDQu)

311 Reminds me of a game design post over at GMT Games (makers of a large number of strategy board games). The guy writing had been playtesting a new World War I game that the company was planning on releasing, and got hit with the problem - "What if Germany decides not to invade right away?"
Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:16 PM (VAt5v)


Sitzkrieg.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:17 PM (fiGNd)

312 Just as a reminder, we have a WoW Horde guild on Hellscream and an Alliance guild on Rexxar if any of you people are into World of Warcraft. Polliwogette is the guild leader, the guild on Hellscream is ValU Rite Pudding. Rexxar is slightly different - Val U Rite Pudding (spaced different).

We have tons of alts of just about every level and we're up for levelling or chatting on Battlenet. My main on Hellscream is Carson and on Rexxar it is Dreadnought.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 24, 2018 06:18 PM (c1VpD)

313 Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small?"

Denser. They're keeping the weight similar, even if that means different sizes.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 06:18 PM (7LY+6)

314 There is nothing I eat that claims what 1 serving is enough for me


My favorite is "Serves a family of 4". What, four hamsters?

Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at February 24, 2018 06:19 PM (Tyii7)

315 @122
You ever tried Stellaris ? I've been looking at it. Would love to hear a review.
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I just bought it, myself. Two of my brothers play it, and it's currently sixty percent off on Steam (until Monday morning).

It's downloading right now.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:19 PM (VAt5v)

316 313. Biodegradable aquarium gravel.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:19 PM (fA1SL)

317 Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 24, 2018 06:18 PM (c1VpD)

I would absolutely love Multi-Playing with the Horde.

But I don't play WoW. HOI IV. Civ VI. Destiny (hangs head in shame).

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:19 PM (fiGNd)

318 I'm really flailing with problem #2 as well. If you're going to advise 2. ... Bd5 as your second move, you also need to deal with an alternative if white instead moves 2. c6

Posted by: civil truth at February 24, 2018 06:20 PM (t3LBb)

319 Why the hell are Grape Nuts cereal boxes so small?"

Hilary handles the nuts before packaging.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:20 PM (B4vfZ)

320 grape nuts have to be sprinkled on some other cereal. I don't think they can be the main event.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:20 PM (1F6Sr)

321 solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:21 PM (lYlRK)

322 junior

Exactly. You can't play out sending the developed German Army east against Russia like the Kaiser suggested.

The mobilization & train schedules in the strategic plans were too rigid in real life. The German General Staff flubbed it at the start in WWI, by not letting the French bleed out during their Plan 17, and crush the Russians early.

Makes one wonder about the touted brilliance of the German military, who were strategically sub-morons.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:21 PM (hyuyC)

323 Sure there were plain Doritos. For a while, that's all there was. Those of a certain age remember before everything came in 23 flavors.


For tortilla chips there are always excellent local-made varieties in regular stores or Mexican grocery stores. Haven't had Doritos or similar for a long time.


But put a bag of ranch flavored or probably anything else (other than guacamole) in front of me and get our your stopwatch to see how long they last .....


Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:21 PM (ETFzT)

324 Queso Dip.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:23 PM (Sfs6o)

325 312 Just as a reminder, we have a WoW Horde guild on Hellscream and an Alliance guild on Rexxar if any of you people are into World of Warcraft. Polliwogette is the guild leader, the guild on Hellscream is ValU Rite Pudding. Rexxar is slightly different - Val U Rite Pudding (spaced different).

We have tons of alts of just about every level and we're up for levelling or chatting on Battlenet. My main on Hellscream is Carson and on Rexxar it is Dreadnought.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 24, 2018 06:18 PM (c1VpD)

Temping, very tempting....I haven't played WOW in a while. It would be fun playing with real morons instead of the fake version.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:23 PM (xJa6I)

326 I'm really flailing with problem #2 as well"

Bring up heavy armor, cover with a mix of rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Use naval power to cut off retreat by sea...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 06:23 PM (7LY+6)

327 just realized only a couple ettes on the dress thread.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:23 PM (1F6Sr)

328 OM, thank you for another fun thread. I'm glad you are healing, albeit at a slow pace.

And your Korean model is a shining example that dresses here are really for the guys.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:24 PM (hyuyC)

329 Queso Dip.

Posted by: Weasel


Does John have a long mustache ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:24 PM (B4vfZ)

330 Posted by: civil truth at February 24, 2018 06:20 PM (t3LBb)

I had the labels all messed up in that transcription. I put the correct labels in comment #291.

My second bishop move was really to e4 to force white's b rook to move.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 24, 2018 06:25 PM (8gDQu)

331 Dinner tonight is lasagne, salad and sourdough. I plan to stuff myself.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:25 PM (Sfs6o)

332 dresses here are really for the guys

How right you are!

Posted by: Johnny Weird at February 24, 2018 06:25 PM (Tyii7)

333 Tiny little bubbles....

In the wine......
Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:07 PM

Makes me happy....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 24, 2018 06:26 PM (0dBoU)

334 @182 Someone should make a "Papers Please" style game about being an FBI agent getting tips on mass shootings.
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Speaking of "Papers Please"...

When I was on Steam just a bit ago, I noticed that the item at the top of the New Releases list is a free ten minute movie based on that game.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:26 PM (VAt5v)

335 329 Queso Dip.

Posted by: Weasel


Does John have a long mustache ?
Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:24 PM (B4vfZ)
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I figured that was all that was really needed. Damn it's addictive.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:26 PM (Sfs6o)

336 How right you are!


Posted by: Johnny Weird


You goin' out tonite, Big Fella ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:26 PM (B4vfZ)

337 Weird Dave was the moderator of two Horde Diplomacy games. That was soo much fun.

I still have all the emails and maps.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:28 PM (hyuyC)

338 Is this like the weirdest thread or what? Are those chicks chess cheerleaders?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:28 PM (70cRb)

339 Temping, very tempting....I haven't played WOW in a while. It would be fun playing with real morons instead of the fake version.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:23 PM (xJa6I)


It's a blast. I played a bit with IC and Polliwogette back in September or October.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 06:28 PM (y87Qq)

340 Dinner tonight is lasagne, salad and sourdough. I plan to stuff myself.

Posted by: Weasel at February



Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:28 PM (B4vfZ)

341 Its a shame there are no artillery pieces in chess, say a piece can jump 4 spaces over any other and attack that square.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (aC6Sd)

342 On the strategy video games note...

Have any of you guys played Command: Modern Air/Naval Ops? I picked it up a while back, but haven't jumped into it quite yet. I'm wondering if any of you have. Supposedly, it's somewhat akin to Harpoon.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (VAt5v)

343 Weird Dave was the moderator of two Horde Diplomacy games. That was soo much fun.

I still have all the emails and maps.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:28 PM (hyuyC)


I would absolutely play that ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (fiGNd)

344 308
Reminds me of a game design post over at GMT Games (makers of a large number of strategy board games). The guy writing had been playtesting a new World War I game that the company was planning on releasing, and got hit with the problem - "What if Germany decides not to invade right away?"
Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:16 PM (VAt5v)


So, like peacetime?

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (sdi6R)

345 341. They're called knights.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (fA1SL)

346 You goin' out tonite, Big Fella ?

Sadly, not tonight. I just can't seem to do a thing with that buffalo chip on my head!

Posted by: Johnny Weird at February 24, 2018 06:30 PM (Tyii7)

347 rickl, you are vindicated!

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 06:30 PM (1F6Sr)

348 Is this like the weirdest thread or what? Are those chicks chess cheerleaders?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob

Are those chicks chess cheerleaders?



Is that a twongue tister ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:30 PM (B4vfZ)

349 grape nuts have to be sprinkled on some other cereal ice covered roads to improve traction.. I don't think they can be the main event chewed with human teeth.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 24, 2018 06:31 PM (EyPfd)

350 NaClyDog recently read book (Death of the Wehrmact - Citino), simplified, observed that German general staff mindset (since Frederick) was mostly maneuver (Bewegungschlact) aimed at envelopment (Kesselschlact), with generally little thought to logistics or larger strategy.


Much of WWII certainly followed that pattern. And "thinking about logistics" does not = "Russia will be defeated in a few months so logistics won't matter". Good thing WWII Germany didn't marry their own mastery of maneuver warfare and exceptional soldiers with American globe-girdling logistics genius.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:31 PM (ETFzT)

351 Mrs. E said today was 'leftover' day. So tomorrow I eat what is leftover of the leftovers leftover from today. So to speak.

Posted by: Eromero at February 24, 2018 06:31 PM (zLDYs)

352 For ex: Getting Italian paratroopers into Tasmania or New Zealand, or dominating the entire world gets boring. Even being the last one standing. The AI is not sharp.
Posted by: NaCly
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As an aside, early in the war, Britain was short on troops and Churchill was busy trying to get the Dominion's troops to where they would be most effective.

The Union of South Africa's troops were not so well trained as others, but were available (kind of). Churchill's comment was, "Well, at any rate, they ought to be able to handle the Italians".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (7ThJ3)

353 340 Dinner tonight is lasagne, salad and sourdough. I plan to stuff myself.

Posted by: Weasel at February

I'm jealous man but sourdough? A nice eyetalian rustica. Crusty and hot. Butter. Dipped in sauce. ....mmmmmmm.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (70cRb)

354 Another example of how the Courts can protects us.

http://tinyurl.com/y8hjjqux

or not

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (EyPfd)

355 345 341. They're called knights.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (fA1SL)

Deus Vult!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (xJa6I)

356 329
Queso Dip.



Posted by: Weasel

Is the chair against the wall?

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 06:33 PM (gEvQ8)

357 Amateurs debate strategery. Professionals handle logistics...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 24, 2018 06:33 PM (7LY+6)

358 And Peter O'Toole is SO good in 'My Favorite Year'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM (xJa6I)

359 That ball gown is so beautiful, wouldn't it be nice if girls dressed like that again?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM (39g3+)

360 Chick UFC and vodka...yeah baby!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM (70cRb)

361 318 I'm really flailing with problem #2 as well. If you're going to advise 2. ... Bd5 as your second move, you also need to deal with an alternative if white instead moves 2. c6
Posted by: civil truth at February 24, 2018 06:20 PM (t3LBb)


?? White doesn't have a c pawn. Remember, we're looking from Black's side of the board.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM (sdi6R)

362 So tomorrow I eat what is leftover of the leftovers leftover from today. So to speak.


Posted by: Eromero


Whew.

Well, if we never hear from ya again, we'll know what happened.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM (B4vfZ)

363 There is nothing I eat that claims what 1 serving is enough for me

Posted by: Skip
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That's what being a Hungrarian is all about.
And pass that roast this way while you're at it.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (AC18V)

364 I'm jealous man but sourdough? A nice eyetalian rustica. Crusty and hot. Butter. Dipped in sauce. ....mmmmmmm.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (70cRb)
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Pretty sure that's what I saw coming in! I could be wrong though.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (Sfs6o)

365 rhomboid

Yes. This has been a truism for many years. The Allies relied on that error pattern and Hitler's many mistakes to win.

I did like Citino's book on Operational Warfare, Blitzkrieg, a lot. He is a good writer.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (hyuyC)

366 341 Its a shame there are no artillery pieces in chess, say a piece can jump 4 spaces over any other and attack that square.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 06:29 PM (aC6Sd)


What they've found when they've invented chess variants with even more powerful pieces (of the sort you suggest) is that those are the pieces that get used, while the minor pieces (knights and bishops) are mostly ignored.

Chess is a finely balanced game, and the addition of new pieces always seems to disrupt it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (lYlRK)

367 Knights kind of jump over other pieces, they don't need a direct line to move.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 06:36 PM (39g3+)

368 @350 Much of WWII certainly followed that pattern. And "thinking about logistics" does not = "Russia will be defeated in a few months so logistics won't matter". Good thing WWII Germany didn't marry their own mastery of maneuver warfare and exceptional soldiers with American globe-girdling logistics genius.
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I doubt it would have mattered. Even if they'd been that far-sighted, they didn't have the transport capacity. This is an army that was still using horse-drawn wagons throughout the war because there weren't enough trucks.

American logistical amazingness worked because the Americans were able to see far enough ahead to plan the system out, and also because there were enough transport vehicles to move it all. When a US infantry unit needed to move to a different place on the line, the men got into their trucks and rode to their destination. When a German infantry unit needed to do the same thing, they started marching (only the Panzergrenadier units had trucks for the infantry).

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:37 PM (VAt5v)

369 Thanks Gents ... Death of the Wehrmacht. Hadn't read this one.

Will now.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:37 PM (fiGNd)

370 I doubt it would have mattered. Even if they'd been that far-sighted, they didn't have the transport capacity. This is an army that was still using horse-drawn wagons throughout the war because there weren't enough trucks.

And they were always extremely limited on fuel (largely because of English and American strategy to deny them fuel). Germany absolutely had to conquer huge territory fast and hold it long enough to build up for another push. Being tricked into attacking the USSR ruined them, because they weren't ready. It was inevitable, they just needed time to build up stores and fuel for another major campaign.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 06:39 PM (39g3+)

371 348 Is this like the weirdest thread or what?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob


You're lucky I didn't turn it into a curling thread, what with Team USA winning gold in men's curling yesterday and all.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:39 PM (lYlRK)

372 O'Toole got an Oscar nod for MFY, one of eight. He never won.

First up was for Lawrence. He lost to Gregory Peck in Mockingbird, a movie that couldn't get made today.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 24, 2018 06:39 PM (pV/54)

373 Mike H. there were some South African pilots of note, I think.


And Rommel regarded the New Zealanders he faced in North Africa the elite among his foes, I believe.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:39 PM (ETFzT)

374 That ball gown is so beautiful, wouldn't it be nice if girls dressed like that again?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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Rockwell did several illustrations (probably for Ladies Home Journal) depicting women trying on dresses from the past. Here are a couple:

I think this one is titled 'Treasure': http://tinyurl.com/ybeegk57

and another:
http://tinyurl.com/y7xkadbq

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 06:40 PM (Zdm89)

375 That ball gown is so beautiful, wouldn't it be nice if girls dressed like that again?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 24, 2018 06:34 PM

It would. It would also be good if men learned how to dress well again. I draw the line at hats, though. I am not a hat person.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 24, 2018 06:40 PM (0dBoU)

376 Movies

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 06:41 PM (12Ea6)

377 WE'VE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:41 PM (lYlRK)

378 Mike Hammer

Yes. Compare and contrast the 9th Australian Division surrounded in Tobruk with the 2nd South African Division, which surrendered at Tobruk.

The New Zealand 2nd Infantry Division was the best division in the 8th Army.

Stalin was disgusted with the Allies being unable to handle a small corps of Germans and Italians when that was all the Allies were fighting. But the casualty lists favored the Commonwealth way of war in the end.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:41 PM (hyuyC)

379 350 NaClyDog recently read book (Death of the Wehrmact - Citino), simplified, observed that German general staff mindset (since Frederick) was mostly maneuver (Bewegungschlact) aimed at envelopment (Kesselschlact), with generally little thought to logistics or larger strategy.


Much of WWII certainly followed that pattern. And "thinking about logistics" does not = "Russia will be defeated in a few months so logistics won't matter". Good thing WWII Germany didn't marry their own mastery of maneuver warfare and exceptional soldiers with American globe-girdling logistics genius.
Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:31 PM (ETFzT)

...not...quite?

There problem is politics, especially in the General Staff planning. The generals, mostly, understood logistics but the insertion of decisions by Hitler, Goring, etc complicated planning and transport. Manstein and Guderian were damn fine planners and strategists that did not neglect logistics but also didn't have authority to allocate resources.

There's also the weapon procurement problem where the real improved weapons systems had to jump through hoops like crazy to get into soldier's hands.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:41 PM (xJa6I)

380 @373
And Rommel regarded the New Zealanders he faced in North Africa the elite among his foes, I believe.
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A lot of that was probably the Maoris. From what I've heard, if the Germans learned that there was a Haka Dance starting up, then they got worried.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:42 PM (VAt5v)

381 Oooh movies!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 06:42 PM (xJa6I)

382 In the original version of chess, the precursors of the bishops were called elephants, and they moved two squares diagonally in any direction. They could jump over pieces of either color.

But they were very restricted. Each elephant could only occupy eight squares on the board, and no elephant could capture another elephant.

I have a hard time picturing strategy in early chess, but it must have been a fascinating game and I'd like to see it make a comeback. After all, it was played for nearly 1000 years before the modern rules.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:43 PM (sdi6R)

383 364 I'm jealous man but sourdough? A nice eyetalian rustica. Crusty and hot. Butter. Dipped in sauce. ....mmmmmmm.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:32 PM (70cRb)
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Pretty sure that's what I saw coming in! I could be wrong though.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (Sfs6o)

hey, I'm jealous. Give me a 30 day lead next item and I'll bring te bread, wine and cannolis.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:43 PM (70cRb)

384 @370 And they were always extremely limited on fuel (largely because of English and American strategy to deny them fuel).
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The Romanian oil fields at Ploesti were probably the single biggest source for the German military. It's estimated that Romania's surrender (and switch to the Allies) cut a year off the length of the war. And the loss of the oil was probably a big part of that.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:44 PM (VAt5v)

385 I doubt it would have mattered. Even if they'd been that far-sighted,
they didn't have the transport capacity. This is an army that was still
using horse-drawn wagons throughout the war because there weren't
enough trucks.

I've pointed this out numerous times to other people. While the Western allies and Russians (using Studebaker trucks) were moving men and material in trucks, in many cases the Germans were using horse drawn vehicles. They had an extensive rail system, but the SS were too busy moving Jews to death camps to use it to move supplies.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 06:44 PM (gEvQ8)

386 The generals, mostly, understood logistics but the insertion of decisions by Hitler, Goring, etc complicated planning and transport.

If the Wehrmacht presses the advantage and captures 200,000 British Troops at Dunkirk ... I don't think Churchill gets nearly as many pages in the history books.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:45 PM (fiGNd)

387 President Trump's plan to hold a military parade in "The Swamp" moves forward as H R McMaster gives SecDef Mattis his orders. The date will be the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, November 11, 2018, marking the end of World War I.

https://tinyurl.com/y6vzcwh3

Would you please stand and remove your hats for the singing of our National Anthem? Thank you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iYcheeUS5A


Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at February 24, 2018 06:45 PM (EMi53)

388 @379 There's also the weapon procurement problem where the real improved weapons systems had to jump through hoops like crazy to get into soldier's hands.
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I've heard that Hitler didn't like assault rifles (probably due to the reduced range in comparison with a bolt action). So he banned them. The German military got around this prohibition by reclassifying them as "machine pistols".

Problems then emerged when Hitler apparently found out that units at the front were requesting more of the new "pistols".

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:47 PM (VAt5v)

389 VIA, that story is so sickening. Didn't realize it was an off-duty cop. Echoes of course of the TX church shooting - and of many other violent incidents where the stacks of gun laws remain unenforced (the few that actually have some sense to them).


There was a hubbub in CA not long ago when whichever loathsome idiot was attorney general (don't think it was dim Harris, maybe her predecessor) announced a campaign to enforce court orders and mental health judgements for removing firearms from those named.


I of course shared the loathing for the attorney general and the state in general on guns (and now, mostly everything), but could not get that worked up about the specifics. There were lots of real nutjobs, some with serial violent incident histories, involved (like the killer in MD).


Judging unfitness remains a *very* dangerous minefield for any civil right including the 2A, but sometimes it's not such a hard call, and I see little to get upset about when truly violent wackos (as evidenced by their resumes) are targeted.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 06:47 PM (ETFzT)

390

Wounds my taste buds with a monotonous flavour.

Posted by: BBC radio at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (IqV8l)

391 hey, I'm jealous. Give me a 30 day lead next item and I'll bring te bread, wine and cannolis.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:43 PM (70cRb)
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That's a deal!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (Sfs6o)

392 366
Chess is a finely balanced game, and the addition of new pieces always seems to disrupt it.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:35 PM (lYlRK)


Just thinking about Tamerlane Chess makes my brain hurt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamerlane_chess


But that was an idea to juice up the game before the modern rules came into play.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (sdi6R)

393 371 348 Is this like the weirdest thread or what?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob

You're lucky I didn't turn it into a curling thread, what with Team USA winning gold in men's curling yesterday and all.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 06:39 PM (lYlRK)

Oh please OM. Heidi was a curler and today I watched the match rerun and she keeps yelliing it "Miracurl on Ice!"

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (70cRb)

394 junior

The NZ 2nd Division only had a battalion of Maoris. They were feared, like the Gurkhas.

But the level of battalion and company leadership was very high in the division. One example. Captain Charles Upham, company commander; VC and Bar, the only combatant officer to be so rewarded.

The NZ GOC screwed up at Crete in a big way, but even so it was a near run thing due to troop quality.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 06:49 PM (hyuyC)

395 -----
That's a deal!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (Sfs6o)

Lol. Ok, and i make a mean meatball.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (70cRb)

396 @389
There was a hubbub in CA not long ago when whichever loathsome idiot was attorney general (don't think it was dim Harris, maybe her predecessor) announced a campaign to enforce court orders and mental health judgements for removing firearms from those named.
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Moonbeam was the AG right before Harris.

The guy before Moonbeam was Lockyer. He apparently wanted to put ID numbers on each handgun bullet sold in the state in an attempt to trace ammunition used in a crime.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (VAt5v)

397 You have to admit that Hitler was his own worst enemy and the Allies greatest secret weapon. It's scary to think of what would have been had someone even remotely competent were in charge.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 06:53 PM (gEvQ8)

398 Oh please OM. Heidi was a curler and today I watched the match rerun and she keeps yelliing it "Miracurl on Ice!"
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (70cRb)


She tends to get loud, when stressed.

But she doesn't listen to solid advice. Like "Slap Hot Iron On It".

Nobody is perfect.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:54 PM (fiGNd)

399 If the Wehrmacht presses the advantage and captures 200,000 British Troops at Dunkirk ... I don't think Churchill gets nearly as many pages in the history books.
Posted by: ScoggDog
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Maybe. But bear in mind that the defeat, retreat and evacuation of the BEF was underway, essentially, before Churchill even took office.

Moreover, ALL equipment was lost at Dunkirk, so the further loss would have been the troops, who were not irreplaceable, nor had they particularly acquitted themselves.

For a sense of it, the volunteer Home Guard had raised 1.5 million men by June/July.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (QxXRY)

400 She tends to get loud, when stressed.
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Grandfather! Grandfather!

Posted by: Heidi at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (QxXRY)

401 397 You have to admit that Hitler was his own worst enemy and the Allies greatest secret weapon. It's scary to think of what would have been had someone even remotely competent were in charge.
Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 06:53 PM (gEvQ


Insisting that the Me-262 should be developed as a bomber instead of a fighter was right up there among the greatest blunders in military history. It would have made every other fighter in the world obsolete.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (sdi6R)

402 Great! Now I know what Justin is going to be wearing on any future state visits to Korea.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (ewxPW)

403 Gotta read up on Crete. Read a book on the kidnapping of the German general by local resistance working with SOE Brits, it covered the battle briefly. Sounded like a debacle for the krauts, really should have been defeated (at least their first, airbone-centric attempt).

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (ETFzT)

404 Just thinking about Tamerlane Chess makes my brain hurt.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamerlane_chess

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:48 PM (sdi6R)


( *gapes in disbelief* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (lYlRK)

405 Maybe. But bear in mind that the defeat, retreat and evacuation of the BEF was underway, essentially, before Churchill even took office.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 06:56 PM (QxXRY)


Maybe. That's a good counter-point. The 1.5 Million number is as well.

I love studying WW II. The tactics, politics, grand strategy ... all of it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (fiGNd)

406 Insisting
that the Me-262 should be developed as a bomber instead of a fighter
was right up there among the greatest blunders in military history. It
would have made every other fighter in the world obsolete.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (sdi6R)

And could have been deployable in 1943, IIRC

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (gEvQ8)

407 She tends to get loud, when stressed.

But she doesn't listen to solid advice. Like "Slap Hot Iron On It".

Nobody is perfect.
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 06:54 PM (fiGNd)

LMAO!!! She went with maxi pad and duct tape, becuse I kept running n away form the hot iron.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (70cRb)

408 And could have been deployable in 1943, IIRC
Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 07:01 PM (gEvQ


I've read ... in multiple places ... that Adolf had this notion that EVERY AIRFRAME had to be "Dive Bomb Capable".

If true ... or even if not ... its an illustration of the old dichotomy of power structures. Centralized ... with those Fuck Ups ? Or Distributed ... with those Fuck Ups ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:04 PM (fiGNd)

409 404
( *gapes in disbelief* )
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at February 24, 2018 07:00 PM (lYlRK)


I like how the camel was a super-knight.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (sdi6R)

410 Mike Hammer

Losing all the NCO, support staff and JOs would have crippled the UK Army. Especially losing the senior NCO, who take years to polish into the reinforcing rods of an entire battalion.

The Home Guard was a desperate defensive force with personal not suited for combat in any line of battle.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:06 PM (hyuyC)

411 NOOD

movie night

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 07:07 PM (EzdLW)

412 Another thread ... just when it's getting good ... gone.

Like. Tears. In. The. Rain.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:09 PM (fiGNd)

413 She tends to get loud, when stressed.
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Grandfather! Grandfather!
Posted by: Heidi at February 24, 2018 06:58 PM (QxXRY)

Excuse me....the Real Heidi here. Be careful what you say, Bob is still recovering from shoulder surgery and the maxi pad incident and I'd hate for something else to happen to him.

Posted by: Heidi at February 24, 2018 07:10 PM (70cRb)

414 ScoggDog

We can keep it going. Got a WWII question? I'm nowhere as good as Anna Puma on aircraft type, but then who is?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (hyuyC)

415
Losing all the NCO, support staff and JOs would have crippled the UK Army. Especially losing the senior NCO, who take years to polish into the reinforcing rods of an entire battalion.

The Home Guard was a desperate defensive force with personal not suited for combat in any line of battle.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
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The question has been debated for 75 years. It necessarily involves speculation and assumptions. Here is some thoughtful discussion:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yaegnwl3

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 24, 2018 07:12 PM (9tO1t)

416 I've read ... in multiple places ... that Adolf had this notion that EVERY AIRFRAME had to be "Dive Bomb Capable".

I believe that that was reason it wasn't deployed earlier. Hitler, instead of just a straight air superiority role, wanted it to have a close ground support capability. They had the same problem with tanks. They were awesome tanks, but very complex to maintain. The Soviets with their T-34, which were relatively simple to operate and maintain and could crank out 2,000 a month, and the Allies with the Sherman that we were produced in huge numbers and were not as complex as some of PanzerwerkKampfWagens, eventually overwhelmed the German forces. They could produce one Tiger, and the Allies could counter that with 100 tanks.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 07:13 PM (gEvQ8)

417 415 Mike Hammer

Thanks!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:15 PM (hyuyC)

418 I'm nowhere as good as Anna Puma on aircraft type, but then who is?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (hyuyC)


I find myself more delving into TO&E ... and how all that evolved.

And the tactics of how to organize Air Wings as well as Task Forces. Mitscher seemed to prefer "Four Carriers, Eight Cruisers, and Twenty-Four Destroyers". I always wonder how they came to those limits.

And - as a guy that plays games - it seems, at a basic level, as countries figuring out C&C enough to control bigger and bigger concentrations of firepower.

How the USAAF organized their shit just baffles me.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:17 PM (fiGNd)

419 Four Carriers came about because of the air marshalling frequency limits, limits on flashing light, signal flags, and Talk Between Ship circuits, sea room for the Task force, and the limits on radar plots of the time.

The screen ships were augmented by BBs and it was a tradeoff of ASW capacity and AA support. What evolved was a AA heavy unit, like a CLAA or BB giving direct support to an individual CV. The rest of the AA heavy screen were on the threat axis to stop the CAP leakers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:22 PM (hyuyC)

420 418 ScroggDog
How the USAAF organized their shit just baffles me.

Me too. Although they went with aircraft leading others in a box unit, so there was some commonality of units in action.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:24 PM (hyuyC)

421 Hmm ... interesting.

So if I get to make MY DREAM COMPUTER GAME OF WWII THAT REALLY LOOKS LIKE A HOI IV MOD ...

... just putting a tech tree out that there that lets you increase the number of CVs from 1 to 2 to maybe 4 or more would simulate it ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:26 PM (fiGNd)

422 The American Decision to go from Square Divisions to the Triangle seems important.

But I don't get WHY they did it - other than copying the most successful armies of the time.

The notion of "Two Up, One Back" makes sense - but I've found instances where that wasn't how they did it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:29 PM (fiGNd)

423 ScoggDog

It took a while to get to four CVs. Lots of learning after each battle. Up to 1942 we had one CV per Task Force. Like at Coral Sea. Midway we got to two in one TF.

For example, we learned a lot about CAPs from the Royal Navy operating CVs in the Med. The FAA was more advances in some ways, but then the USN took the lead around 1943, with the arrival of the Essex class CVs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (hyuyC)

424 ScoggDog

More operational flexibility, and because the real killer was the artillery. That is where the US Army excelled.

Got to go.

Good chatting with you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (hyuyC)

425 A long time ago I read about how the AAF designed their combat boxes to maximize defensive fire, but I can't recall the the exact details.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 24, 2018 07:33 PM (gEvQ8)

426 It took a while to get to four CVs. Lots of learning after each battle. Up to 1942 we had one CV per Task Force. Like at Coral Sea. Midway we got to two in one TF.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:31 PM (hyuyC)


Makes sense.

I understand the concept of needing to gain experience and skill to concentrate force ... just because of C&C limitations.

Interesting.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:35 PM (fiGNd)

427 Later Salty. Enjoyed it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:36 PM (fiGNd)

428 We can keep it going. Got a WWII question? I'm nowhere as good as Anna Puma on aircraft type, but then who is?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 24, 2018 07:11 PM (hyuyC)

As it appears to be Hungarian Day:

What aircraft types were made in Budapest in WWII?

Who was Hungary's most distinguished combat pilot of that war, and what joke did the Hungarians play on the Soviets involving him?

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, from the Military Museum on Castle Hill at February 24, 2018 07:39 PM (zCyNd)

429 I understand the concept of needing to gain experience and skill to concentrate force ... just because of C&C limitations.

Interesting.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 07:35 PM (fiGNd)

It was all about the Combat Information Center, a concept very much used ever since.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, from the the pizza place at February 24, 2018 07:53 PM (zCyNd)

430 For Problem1... Bc6

2.Bc3! Bxh1

Why not
2. Bc3! Bxb2 Now up a Knight and Rook is still hanging. After White moves/protects the Rook, Black can then play F6 to protect the Knight on E4.

F.Y.I. A couple of weeks ago, you missed a knight fork on your proposed solution on the 2nd problem

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 24, 2018 08:23 PM (1bnL3)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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Good afternoon, welcome to the almost world famous AoSHQ Pet Thread. Hope you like today's above the fold photo. Sometimes a honest photo hits the spot.

Sit back and enjoy the world of animals.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


Thinking about a puppy? Looking for that next dog?
Comical dog breed guide should help you out on your next endeavor.


Updated news on the tainted dog food with euthanasia drugs.


Sometimes the best intentions result in the worst outcome.


Looking out for feral cats.

Domains for cats.


A cute wedding.

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Meet the PetMorons

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Hi Mis H!

I’m a lurker, but a regular reader, and particularly enjoy the pet, food, and gardening threads. This is Yasha and Bear, two standard American Eskimo dogs, brother and sister. They’re twelve now. Eskies were bred from German Spitz dogs (Pomeranians were also German Spitz, but bred down in size) and one breeder, around the 1900s, bred white ones for the circus. White dogs, white ponies, the origin of “dog and pony show”. After WWI, it was unpopular to be “German” anything, so the white line was named after that breeder’s kennel, and they became American Eskimos (and never set foot in Alaska!) They’re bright, love to do tricks, and shed hair like crazy.

Thank you for an enjoyable thread!

Joanie

Great looking dogs Joanie. And thanks for the history lesson. Know we know where that old saying came from.


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I'm a long time lurker and never poster. I just want to drop you a photo of one of our cats. She is 15 now and starting to suffer from health problems that may be terminal. It was sudden and I had promised myself sometime back that I would send a photo in while she was still with us. Here she is doing what she does best, sleeping on my lap. Love the pet thread. Love the website, my all time favorite hands down.

Thanks,
Nick

Nick, thanks for coming out of the lurker shadows and sharing your cat's photo with us. Hopefully her condition is improving.


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Daily Lurker Kathy here. This is our Beautiful Missy (bichon) and our puppy Frankie (yorkie-poodle). Our Missy was getting older, and with the Boy going off to college in the fall, thought we'd get her a companion. So Frankie came along by chance. Well Missy, at 12, was not very amused at his puppiness, but when we came home at the end of the day, she would be curled up next to his crate. We jokingly called Frankie the Insurance Dog, since Missy was getting on in years. Well, this picture was at Easter, and by September, Our Beautiful Missy was gone, thyroid cancer. Frankie is now 8, and we love him dearly, but he's like a dopey little boy compared to our Princess. While Missy loved my husband best, Frankie adores me most, which was very helpful to me in dealing with the empty nest. A home must be very lonely without a Dog to come home to.

Kathy, a lovely photo of the puppehs. Sorry you have lost Missy but happy to know you have her companion Frankie to keep company. A home without a dog is pretty damn quiet.


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My Archie, also known as The Dude in the Cheap Orange Coat, is a big believer in catch and release. He catches outside and releases, completely unharmed, inside. Mostly chipmunks. But once a bat. And this time of year he’s quite fond of finding water roaches. He likes the way they perk up and start running when he brings them in and they warm up a little. DeAnn

Quite the interesting cat you have there. A chipmunk in the house must be a challenge. Thanks for sending in Archie's photo.


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Been a lurker since ’06, always the highlights of my day. This is Daenerys (Targaryen) my new Golden Retriever at 8 weeks exploring her forever house.
The little girl is filling the pawprints left by my previous golden Marilyn (Monroe) who left us at age 3 from spindle-cell cancer. Little Dany follows daddy everywhere and is well on her way to being my second love. The love of a golden,I truly believe, is unmatched. All the best to the other pet morons out there. - Joe

Sorry to hear that you had to get this cute puppy by losing a young dog Joe. Loosing a pet sucks, especially a young one. Dany looks like she will give you a run for your money. Thank you for submitting her photo.


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Our cat Koushka likes to claim new things around the house. So when my husband
re-flashed a bunch of demo Kindles into working Kindles for Christmas
presents, and set them in a stack to charge...Koushka decided they were the
new Pride Rock. Ever since then one of his nicknames has been Lord of the
Kindles. After all, no Christmas present is complete without cat hair.

- Safewrite

Hair on things? Wouldn't know anything about that. Thanks for the submission looks like Koushka has a difficult life there.


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I recently made a video to guilt a friend of mine into allowing my magnificent, spoiled Basset "Barley Hound" into his house.

It worked-Jason


What kind of friend would need this video to allow that cutie into his house? You and Barley Hound are invited to stop by anytime you want. Thanks for sharing this video.

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Another week, another wonderful group of pets. Thank you so much for sharing them with us here at The Pet Thread.

Do you have a photo or a YouTube video of your pet you would like to share? You can reach us at petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!

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1 Meow!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:54 PM (qJtVm)

2 ruff

Posted by: m at February 24, 2018 03:00 PM (VKsXm)

3 Hssssss!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 03:00 PM (qJtVm)

4 >>>Hope you like today's above the fold photo.

I LOVE today's above the fold photo.

Posted by: m at February 24, 2018 03:01 PM (VKsXm)

5 moo

Posted by: quint at February 24, 2018 03:01 PM (n13/j)

6 Pet Thread! What a great group this week!

WeaselDog is curled up beside me and says hi.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 03:03 PM (Sfs6o)

7 *arf*

*hic* *shart* *woof*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 24, 2018 03:05 PM (bJ0w+)

8 The Husky that's living here until June got a new tag today. After the name and contact info is the most appropriate statement, "I'm an escape artist."

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 24, 2018 03:06 PM (IcT7t)

9 Nick, give your kitty a pet for us. What a cutie!

Today's pets are a fine crop of moranimals.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 03:07 PM (qJtVm)

10 The Hungarian canine breed "Puli" is the original inspiration for dreadlocks.

Fact.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, the Merry Magyar at February 24, 2018 03:07 PM (zCyNd)

11 A superlative group of adorable critters!
All of them are above average.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 03:08 PM (w7KSn)

12 Aw, didn't post in time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8GJMhURnUI

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 03:08 PM (y87Qq)

13 The original recall on that contaminated dog food also included some brands of cat food.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 24, 2018 03:08 PM (mpXpK)

14
Best of Breed for Handsome Dan and Best of Winners to his brother Big Val at today's San Jacinto KC show in LaPorte. Waiting for the Hound Group later.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 03:09 PM (JxaIz)

15 Koushka is awesome.

"You know what would look great draped over, well, anything? A cat. Guess what I happen to be? A cat. Lucky you."

p.s. Lurkeurs: de-lurk!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 03:10 PM (y87Qq)

16 I guess I'm not a pyscho- or sociopath. I have enough empathy to have yawned seeing the yawning cat photo meme. (Or I am a sicko and it's just that I've only had 4 hours sleep.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 03:11 PM (ewxPW)

17
The Hungarian canine breed "Puli" is the original inspiration for dreadlocks.

"Yo! What about us?" - Komondorok

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 03:12 PM (JxaIz)

18 Lurker Nick, we have 1 surviving cat Cinnamon who will be 17 soon, her sister passed away last year. She mostly wants a warm lap to rest on.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 03:13 PM (aC6Sd)

19 What a wonderful group of pets. The video is funny and touching and has that beautiful soundtrack. I had a basset many, many years ago, named Falstaff. Couldn't keep hin when I moved but found a loving home for him with a family that had just lost their basset to old age. Falstaff was probably the best canine clown in history.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2018 03:14 PM (V+03K)

20 LOVE the above the fold pic!

And well done, Ace of Spade lurkers...cute pets!

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 24, 2018 03:14 PM (U+nHb)

21 >>>Looking out for feral cats.

It's a trap!

Posted by: Adm. Ackbar at February 24, 2018 03:14 PM (/qEW2)

22 When Cinnamon leaves us I think my wife wants a dog, I always loved Husky breed.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 03:15 PM (aC6Sd)

23 How the heck do you gray box people make such nice pictures? Darnitall, I can't even get one of my kids (with mad skillz) to get decent pix.

Mine also will not, under any circumstances, wear costumes.

Neighbor was over last night and talked about my old cat (she was a mighty hunter) and how that really mean cat would allow her kids to dress her up and walk around with a doll stroller.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 03:16 PM (MIKMs)

24 >>>A cute wedding.

What's up with the men's weird lapel pins?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 03:17 PM (/qEW2)

25 Weasel, Booger says Hello. Unfortunately, he will now be here until Monday.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 03:17 PM (QAjh1)

26 We've got the grandkids here for dinner and overnight, and with them, their 10-month-old Belgian sheepdog.

Imagine a totally black coyote, black eyes, and that's a Belgian. We lost ours to old age three years ago.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 03:18 PM (5OEn4)

27 >>>A cute wedding.

What's up with the men's weird lapel pins?
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 03:17 PM (/qEW2)


I think those are puppies? I'm not a dogologist though.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 03:19 PM (y87Qq)

28 Neighbor was over last night and talked about my old cat (she was a mighty hunter) and how that really mean cat would allow her kids to dress her up and walk around with a doll stroller.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 03:16 PM (MIKMs)
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I would dress up our cat in baby clothes (even a bonnet!) and wheel her around in a buggy. Mama Cat would put up with it for a while and then say enough! and escape trailing bonnet and capelet.

I have never met another cat that would allow itself to be dressed up in little outfits.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 03:21 PM (qJtVm)

29 Son called and said I will have granddog until he leaves after Monday's funeral services. Neighborhood young man died suddenly (autopsy showed no drugs, thank goodness), so it looks like the old gang is together again.

I am still trying to write down the funny stories about the kid, but not having much luck. Too sad, I guess.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 03:21 PM (MIKMs)

30 The Hungarian canine breed "Puli" is the original inspiration for dreadlocks.

Fact.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, the Merry Magyar at February 24, 2018 03:07 PM (zCyNd)


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So in "Marley and Me" they should have cast a Puli?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 03:24 PM (/qEW2)

31 Mine also will not, under any circumstances, wear costumes.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 03:16 PM (MIKMs)


The synagogue we used to go to had an annual Blessing of the Pets (a.k.a. Days of Awwww) but we only had one carrier. What to do with the second cat? One of my little sister's doll dresses. One cat, immobilized and humiliated.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 03:24 PM (y87Qq)

32 Great pets as usual.

Love the Pet Thread.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 03:26 PM (B4vfZ)

33 Hssssss!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage



Is that your pet pit viper we're hearing from?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 03:27 PM (fuK7c)

34 "Yo! What about us?" - Komondorok

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 03:12 PM (JxaIz)

Komondors are guard dogs, not the friendliest sort, very territorial.

They have inspired many burglars to find alternate employment.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, the Merry Magyar at February 24, 2018 03:28 PM (zCyNd)

35 Who was it who had that big snake as a pet? Called (maybe) Daisy?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 03:28 PM (qJtVm)

36 The Hungarian canine breed "Puli" is the original inspiration for dreadlocks.


Hungarian doggie, dreadlock Puli
There was a Hungarian doggie
In the heart of America
Stolen from Mag-y-ar, brought to America

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 03:32 PM (fuK7c)

37 >>>Basset "Barley Hound" into his house.
It worked-Jason

Barley Hound looks at you adoringly.

Posted by: m at February 24, 2018 03:32 PM (VKsXm)

38 Doggehs are the only thing that makes me think God has some tiny piece of kindness somewhere and doesn't 100% hate the absolute shit out of humanity. Maybe just 99.98%.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 03:33 PM (NWiLs)

39 Hungarian doggie, dreadlock Puli
There was a Hungarian doggie
In the heart of America
Stolen from Mag-y-ar, brought to America

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 03:32 PM (fuK7c)

I ya ya
I ya ya
I ya ya
Now where's the palinka

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, the Merry Magyar at February 24, 2018 03:34 PM (zCyNd)

40 A fine flock of furry friends, as always!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at February 24, 2018 03:34 PM (lLeln)

41
25 Weasel, Booger says Hello. Unfortunately, he will now be here until Monday.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 03:17 PM (QAjh1)
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I'm sure you'll help him find a good home through the shelter. Thanks, Ben Had!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 03:35 PM (Sfs6o)

42 As a matter of fact, the only time in my many years that a dog bite was serious was a friend who stuck her arm between a Basset Hound and a Standard Poodle when they were arguing/fighting. The girl had lotsa stitches but no foul to the dogs because they were hers. Her parents said she should have known better.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 03:35 PM (MIKMs)

43 Well, I guess I'll go ahead and take one of the American Eskimo dogs. Make that two.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 24, 2018 03:35 PM (tcwn1)

44 The original recall on that contaminated dog food also included some brands of cat food.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 24, 2018 03:08 PM (mpXpK)


I thought it also included Milkbones but was not specific as there is both a soft chewy version and a hard biscuit version with that brand name.

It was/is very concerning to me since Conor's standard bribe is fractional Milkbone nuggets!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 03:36 PM (gwPgz)

45 "Eskimo dogs"? When I make Eskimo pies, that's the secret ingredient I use.

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 24, 2018 03:36 PM (/qEW2)

46 Archie the kitty looks just like WeaselCat v2 (except she's a girl)

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 03:36 PM (Sfs6o)

47 One cat, immobilized and humiliated.
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hogmartin, maybe the ultimate solution to medicating or clipping cats (snorfls).

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 03:38 PM (MIKMs)

48 46 Archie the kitty looks just like WeaselCat v2 (except she's a girl)
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 03:36 PM (Sfs6o)

That's animal cruelty, forcibly assigning a pet's gender like that.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 03:42 PM (NWiLs)

49 >>>I am still trying to write down the funny stories about the kid, but not having much luck. Too sad, I guess.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 03:21 PM (MIKMs)

mustbequantum, when a friend of mine died suddenly and I was asked to speak at a memorial service, a friend told me to think of the people who would be there who had NOT known my friend so well, and that this was the chance to let them know about her.
Maybe that will help.

Posted by: m at February 24, 2018 03:43 PM (VKsXm)

50 I lost my childhood dog on my 10th birthday. Snowball was trying to tell me she was going. I missed all the signs - I was only almost 10 ya know.

Dad took me to a movie in the afternoon. He never did that. I should of known something was up.

Came home, lots of long faces, no Snowball waiting for me.

Do you see why I am like I am?

I*m a happy guy but boy I miss that dog.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 03:44 PM (tr2D7)

51 What makes me think God isn't pissed at humanity


Jesus Christ

The Holy Spirit

Scriptures

The apostles

The saints-both named and named

Creation-The beauty of nature, animals

People who care about me and pray for me


I'll post it again, Insomniac, even though this is the pet thread

How to pray when you're pissed at God or anyone else:

https://tinyurl.com/y9fgsbhn


And if you've really contemplating taking your own life sometimes, which you're mentioned several times in previous threads, I suggest you get help NOW, and if you don't you'll much screw up the life of your children for years to come

BTW

Or you could look at "Healing your inner child" for some resources online.

Sorry, folks to highjack the pet thread. It needed to be said

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 03:44 PM (8+Ozj)

52 50 I lost my childhood dog on my 10th birthday. Snowball was trying to tell me she was going. I missed all the signs - I was only almost 10 ya know.

Dad took me to a movie in the afternoon. He never did that. I should of known something was up.

Came home, lots of long faces, no Snowball waiting for me.

Do you see why I am like I am?

I*m a happy guy but boy I miss that dog.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 03:44 PM (tr2D7)

Shit, you made it all dusty in here.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 03:45 PM (NWiLs)

53 That's animal cruelty, forcibly assigning a pet's gender like that.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 03:42 PM (NWiLs)
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I only did it after hearing female orange tabbies are rare or something.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 03:45 PM (Sfs6o)

54 Okay, guess I'll see if I can do this. Been putting it off for... five weeks now? I haven't even been able to look at the Pet Threads meanwhile, because I know it will hurt, because I have to write this.

Our gray cat Spark went out that Saturday night, just like every night of his life. Charlie went out, Spark went out behind him - I almost closed the door on the end of Spark's tail. That was the last Spark was seen.

You may remember me talking about the time we decided, on impulse, to take the long back way home, even though (or maybe because) it was late at night with tired kids. As we turned off the back highway, we saw a cardboard box on its side with two tiny gray kittens sitting on the grass, blinking bewideredly. They can't have been there very long. We stopped, scooped them up, and brought them home. To an already-large collection of critters.

Sixteen years ago. The male we named Spark and his sister we named Spirit.

Spark always got along with everybody. He was close to daughter's basset "Buddy," and became kind of a dog himself. He slept on dog Gimli's bed whereas all the other cats wanted to sleep on our bed. Sometimes Spark would be smack in the middle of Gimli's bed, and the doggie would sit there looking all bewildered. We'd move the cat so the dog could jump up (big bed, plenty of room for everybody).

Spark did not shy away from things as other cats do. He'd just turn his head and watch half-interestedly when the vacuum cleaner was roaring nearby.

Often, cats beg for their food and then sniff at it and turn away. Spark was always there on time for meals, and ate it all without complaint. Even when we bought the pate style by mistake instead of the shreads.

If Spark had a fault, it was that when you picked him up, the claws came out - not to fight, but to cling. It was good to have on thick shirts or denim coat or something. But he was so nice, such a good boy, and loved hugs and pets.

He was so dependable that when he didn't show up by the next morning, I had already lost all hope, but that didn't stop me from standing out in the yard calling for him, while cussing at begging the Almighty to send him home.

Much more to say, but not now. I'll just add, with the loss of Gimli we are without a dog for the first time in maybe twenty years, and now we are down to three cats - not counting the in-town fellow. This is the fewest pets we've had at home since the first two barn-cat litters in 1995.

Feeling the years.

Posted by: mindful webworker - missing a piece of my heart at February 24, 2018 03:46 PM (xzezz)

55 51-I mean, of course, if you don't and take your own life you'll pretty much screw....

June Hunt "Hope For The heart" also has resources in dealing with recovering from abuse

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 03:46 PM (8+Ozj)

56 So sorry mindful webworker. Condolences.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 03:50 PM (Sfs6o)

57 Posted by: mindful webworker - missing a piece of my heart at February 24, 2018 03:46 PM (xzezz)

+++

That made me cry. So sorry for your losses. You made a very good home for your pets. I am positive they are eternally grateful.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 24, 2018 03:50 PM (tcwn1)

58 A fun, cautionary tale.

Once upon a time, I had a guy that I worked with (union president, commie liberal) who was interested in me. I was NOT interested in him, but tolerated him. For the record, at the time he was in his early 50's. So... not a kid.

He had two Eskies. One fateful afternoon, he told me the story, in detail, of how you express the anal glands of a dog.

Note to all single morons: there is no world in which a female wants to hear about how to express the anal glands of a dog. Unless she asks you first.

Posted by: shibumi at February 24, 2018 03:50 PM (aT+Bx)

59 Posted by: mindful webworker - missing a piece of my heart at February 24, 2018 03:46 PM (xzezz)

Sorry, man.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 03:51 PM (NWiLs)

60 Posted by: mindful webworker - missing a piece of my heart at February 24, 2018 03:46 PM (xzezz)

That is a long time to have beloved animal members of your family. I am sorry for your losses.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 03:53 PM (8+Ozj)

61 Posted by: mindful webworker - missing a piece of my heart at February 24, 2018 03:46 PM (xzezz)


I am still waiting for my unexpected box. I may have to go looking for it instead.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 24, 2018 03:54 PM (2DOZq)

62 Posted by: mindful webworker - missing a piece of my heart at February 24, 2018 03:46 PM (xzezz)

I'm so sorry. {hugs}

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 24, 2018 03:54 PM (dUJdY)

63 There is no world in which a female wants to hear about how to express the anal glands of a dog. Unless she asks you first.
Posted by: shibumi at February 24, 2018 03:50 PM (aT+Bx)


LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 03:54 PM (8+Ozj)

64
They're bright, love to do tricks, and shed hair like crazy.


Just like the Horde! Must be true pet 'rons.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 03:54 PM (EzdLW)

65 Thank you, mindfulww. With my sympathy is also an appreciation of how you express love and remembrance. I hope that inspiration will help.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 03:59 PM (MIKMs)

66 One cat, immobilized and humiliated.
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hogmartin, maybe the ultimate solution to medicating or clipping cats (snorfls).

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 03:38 PM (MIKMs)


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But doesn't that just push the problem back a step?

When I had a cat, I often thought the way to go would be a blowgun to immobilize it. Then go to town: clip the nails, shampoo it, clean the ears, brush the teeth, slip the pill down its throat, etc.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 03:59 PM (/qEW2)

67 There is no world in which a female wants to hear about how to express the anal glands of a dog. Unless she asks you first.
Posted by: shibumi at February 24, 2018 03:50 PM (aT+Bx)
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Imagine what his pillow talk would be like.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 04:00 PM (qJtVm)

68 Sorry to about Sparks MWW.

I hope you find a new four footed friend to help you heal, soon.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 04:02 PM (xJa6I)

69 Feral cats are a huge problem in lots of places. My Karen took in eight of them plus one store bought cat. She tamed them, kept up all the vaccinations and never let them outside. In a 500 sq ft house. Plus me. I was not allowed consideration for a relationship until the cats okayed me. It was a zoo. All gone now and I haven't the heart to try again.

Weasel, from the last thread, be careful with blackberries. In western WA they'll take over a property if not kept under control. Goats will work but you're best off if you have a rent a goat guy for that. Those critters are incredible escape artists.

Posted by: Winston at February 24, 2018 04:02 PM (wgCUV)

70
I am very sorry, mindful. I hope there's closure for your family.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 04:03 PM (JxaIz)

71 Posted by: mindful webworker - missing a piece of my heart at February 24, 2018 03:46 PM (xzezz)
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So sorry about Spark! How lucky you were to have him in your family.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 04:03 PM (qJtVm)

72 So sorry, MW. It's difficult now, but try to remember all the joy and laughs he brought over the years, not just the loss. Trust me, it helps.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2018 04:03 PM (V+03K)

73 I may have identified the perfect canditate for Moron Mascot.

(pet thread compliant)

http://bit.ly/2sSHf9u

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 04:08 PM (fuK7c)

74 And yes, Blackberries are pure evil. I culled a pile of them two weeks ago. The cuts are still healing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 04:08 PM (xJa6I)

75 Heartbreaking, Mindful Webworker. But a beautiful tribute to your little buddy as well.

Posted by: Ollie's girl at February 24, 2018 04:10 PM (6Wm6c)

76 The dog in the first pic is looking sideways at the camera. :-) "Are ya getting a good angle? Is the lighting good? Hurry up and take it."

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 04:10 PM (tnOuI)

77 Wonderful pet photos!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:10 PM (8+Ozj)

78
The late Moron Mascot:

http://soyaraborzoi.com/Sarge.htm

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 04:11 PM (JxaIz)

79 There is no world in which a female wants to hear about how to express the anal glands of a dog. Unless she asks you first.
Posted by: shibumi at February 24, 2018 03:50 PM (aT+Bx)


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Never heard of that before. What a revolting concept. If they can cause problems, why not remove them? They don't really seem essential to survival.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 04:12 PM (/qEW2)

80 There is no world in which a female wants to hear about how to express the anal glands of a dog. Unless she asks you first.

Posted by: shibumi at February 24, 2018 03:50 PM (aT+Bx)

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Imagine what his pillow talk would be like.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 04:00 PM
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Lord no.

He was a lifelong bachelor and had no real social skills with female. We suspect that the last time he got any kind of action was in the 70's. Which was... his fault.

Second moral of the story: if we want to have successful personal interactions with the opposite sex, we should make an effort to learn social skills.

Posted by: shibumi at February 24, 2018 04:12 PM (aT+Bx)

81 Llamas are better weed eaters and you don't have the escape problem.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 24, 2018 04:13 PM (QAjh1)

82 Whose a good boy....the one that brings me beer and sammiches....the corgis can fark off those lil limbed queen
liz lezzies.

Posted by: saf at February 24, 2018 04:13 PM (cS/ge)

83 But doesn't that just push the problem back a step?

When I had a cat, I often thought the way to go would be a blowgun to immobilize it. Then go to town: clip the nails, shampoo it, clean the ears, brush the teeth, slip the pill down its throat, etc.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 03:59 PM (/qEW2)


Well, there are two objectives - yeah, ideally you want to keep as much blood as you can on the inside, but it's always good to take a kitty down a notch when it needs it. Smug little fuzzy-butts.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 04:14 PM (y87Qq)

84 Nice pets Ya'll!......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 04:14 PM (EoRCO)

85 Second moral of the story: if we want to have successful personal interactions with the opposite sex, we should make an effort to learn social skills.
Posted by: shibumi at February 24, 2018 04:12 PM (aT+Bx)

How does one learn social skills, especially later in life? Some people, like myself, were very badly socialized and never learned the things that just seem to come naturally to nearly everyone else?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:15 PM (NWiLs)

86 will not let eye linger on golden retriever puppy. Nope. Not going to do it.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:15 PM (lwiT4)

87 Last sentence shouldn't have had a question mark. Stupid me strikes again.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:15 PM (NWiLs)

88 Petsmart employee goes out of their way to help a sad doggie who misses their favorite discontinued toy:

https://tinyurl.com/y8ffngy9

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:15 PM (8+Ozj)

89 How does one learn social skills, especially later
in life? Some people, like myself, were very badly socialized and never
learned the things that just seem to come naturally to nearly everyone
else?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:15 PM (NWiLs)
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Study people. Mimic them. The pleasant ones I mean. Not the annoying ones. That's what I did.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:17 PM (lwiT4)

90 Tips for improving social skills for shy and awkward adults:

https://www.succeedsocially.com

Other videos as all over the net

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:17 PM (8+Ozj)

91 >>>There is no world in which a female wants to hear about how to express the anal glands of a dog. Unless she asks you first.<<<

Is that what the kids are calling foreplay these days?

*hic* *shart* *cackle* *arf*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 24, 2018 04:18 PM (bJ0w+)

92 Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:17 PM (lwiT4)

Not that he has it, but that's what people with high functioning autism often-watch other people.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:18 PM (8+Ozj)

93 90 Tips for improving social skills for shy and awkward adults:

https://www.succeedsocially.com

Other videos as all over the net
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:17 PM (8+Ozj)

That looks interesting. Thanks.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:18 PM (NWiLs)

94 I recently made a video to guilt a friend of mine into allowing my magnificent, spoiled Basset "Barley Hound" into his house.
It worked-Jason


How could your friend resist those soulful eyes? The bacon pic was classic. Was your friend the dark haired guy...bcz didn't see the dog in that one. Anyway, glad it worked.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 04:19 PM (tnOuI)

95 Study people. Mimic them. The pleasant ones I mean. Not the annoying ones. That's what I did.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:17 PM (lwiT4)

But then I have to be around people. *shudders*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:19 PM (NWiLs)

96 How does one learn social skills, especially later in life? Some people, like myself, were very badly socialized and never learned the things that just seem to come naturally to nearly everyone else?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:15 PM (NWiLs)

++

I doubt, I doubt very much at all that you'd start talking about the anal gland expressing of dogs to a potential lady friend. I'm betting it would never even occur to you!

Posted by: washrivergal at February 24, 2018 04:19 PM (tcwn1)

97 Study people. Mimic them. The pleasant ones I mean. Not the annoying ones. That's what I did.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:17 PM (lwiT4)
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No, we love you Grammie!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 04:20 PM (qJtVm)

98 Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:18 PM (NWiLs)


What happened to going to see BB play? Ya know, just hanging out. I thought that sounded like a great way to dip your toe in. No expectations or pressure. But a way to get out of the house.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (tnOuI)

99 92 Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:17 PM (lwiT4)

Not that he has it, but that's what people with high functioning autism often-watch other people.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:18 PM (8+Ozj)

I'm probably not autistic in the organic sense, but have a whole host of other issues that put together look a bit like high-functioning autism/Aspergers.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (NWiLs)

100 Not that he has it, but that's what people with high functioning autism often-watch other people.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:18 PM (8+Ozj)


Hah ... we're talking about one of my favorite topics here.

Insom ... you think you're On The Spectrum ? Hell - I wouldn't doubt it. You're Smart ... Hence Crazy. You don't get one without the other.

Pardner ... what do you want to know ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (fiGNd)

101 Adorable baby and puppy picture:

https://tinyurl.com/yb7vlnec

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (8+Ozj)

102 "How does one learn social skills, especially later
in life? Some people, like myself, were very badly socialized and never learned the things that just seem to come naturally to nearly everyone else? "

Remember to smile. I had to learn to do that. It doesn't come naturally to most people. People love a smiling face.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (w7KSn)

103 But then I have to be around people. *shudders*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:19 PM (NWiLs)
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Go to a dog park. At least half the animate objects there will be pleasant, even if their owners are not. But It's been my experience that dog park people or humane society people are nice. Go hang out at the kennel.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (lwiT4)

104 But then I have to be around people. *shudders*
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:19 PM (NWiLs)


And then you get your scent on them and the mother won't take them back...

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 04:22 PM (y87Qq)

105 Has anyone determined why a cat is compelled to lie down on whatever you emplace?

Like, I put a small hankerchief down on a king-size bed and ONLY that tiny space will do to curl up.

Is it just a need to dominate and claim my stuff as his?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 04:22 PM (qJtVm)

106 I doubt, I doubt very much at all that you'd start talking about the anal gland expressing of dogs to a potential lady friend. I'm betting it would never even occur to you!
Posted by: washrivergal at February 24, 2018 04:19 PM (tcwn1)

Well, no, I wouldn't unless I knew she was a veterinarian or pet groomer or something. Probably not even then. But it doesn't really address the broader question.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:22 PM (NWiLs)

107 Pet related. We were leaving the jewlers after getting Mrs. JTB's watch fixed. The window display caught my eye. There they were: sterling silver earrings with puppy paw prints cut into them. And they have the kind of loop (if that's the word) she prefers. Mrs. JTB rarely indulges herself but considering how we've had dogs for almost all our marriage, she couldn't resist.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2018 04:23 PM (V+03K)

108 Remember to smile. I had to learn to do that. It doesn't come naturally to most people. People love a smiling face.
Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (w7KSn)

I hate smiling. It makes me look like a total idiot.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:23 PM (NWiLs)

109 And then you get your scent on them and the mother won't take them back...
Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 04:22 PM (y87Qq)

And I wouldn't blame her.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:23 PM (NWiLs)

110 Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (lwiT4)

And pet rescue places often have volunteers who walk the dogs. He could interact with the employees and then get to take doggies-which he likes- out for walks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:24 PM (8+Ozj)

111 BREAKING: White House agrees to release Schiff memo with reductions.

http://cnn.it/2HJGO4z

Posted by: Michael the Texan at February 24, 2018 04:24 PM (nvMvs)

112 105 Has anyone determined why a cat is compelled to lie down on whatever you emplace?

Like, I put a small hankerchief down on a king-size bed and ONLY that tiny space will do to curl up.

Is it just a need to dominate and claim my stuff as his?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 04:22 PM (qJtVm)

I think it comes down to the cats = assholes axiom.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:24 PM (NWiLs)

113 I hate smiling. It makes me look like a total idiot.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:23 PM (NWiLs)

No, it doesn't. Stop telling yourself that!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:24 PM (8+Ozj)

114 I used to be scared to death of people. Literally shaking scared. I could hardly leave my house. I still don't like to go to "functions". So I married a minister. Heh. Where I have to go to all the potlucks, and shake everybody's hand after church.


argle bargle

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:25 PM (lwiT4)

115 Is it just a need to dominate and claim my stuff as his?


In my (involuntary, yet persisting) cat experience, yes.

Little bastard only takes pleasure in sleeping in prime places and proving that he's the most important critter in the 'verse.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 04:25 PM (fuK7c)

116 Is it just a need to dominate and claim my stuff as his? Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 04:22 PM (qJtVm)

Yes, and they like to curl up on something that has your scent if they like you-and I'm assuming they do. :^).

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:25 PM (8+Ozj)

117 Well, no, I wouldn't unless I knew she was a veterinarian or pet groomer or something. Probably not even then. But it doesn't really address the broader question.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:22 PM (NWiLs)

+++

On this site you come across as extremely intelligent, quick-witted, funny, and warm. I don't see how you could be much different than that in "real-life". You certainly know how to carry on a conversation.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 24, 2018 04:25 PM (tcwn1)

118 Heh. Finished moving all the furniture out of the living room because we're restaining the floor. Kitteh status: Perturbed

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at February 24, 2018 04:26 PM (PkxCR)

119 I hate smiling. It makes me look like a total idiot.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:23 PM (NWiLs)

No, it makes you feel uncomfortable, but I'm guessing you look just fine.

We're not talking a creepy rictus grin here, Insom. Just a pleasant smile and a nod of the head.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 04:26 PM (qJtVm)

120 Fenelon - I was thinking about the walkies too.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:26 PM (lwiT4)

121 Has anyone determined why a cat is compelled to lie down on whatever you emplace?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 04:22 PM (qJtVm)


Or a single sheet of notebook paper in an otherwise empty room: the cat will perch on the paper. Not the corner, not the windowsill... the paper out in the middle of the floor.

If there is a thing, and there is a cat, the cat will be on the thing.

¯\_(ツ_/¯

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 04:27 PM (y87Qq)

122 Insom ... you think you're On The Spectrum ? Hell - I wouldn't doubt it. You're Smart ... Hence Crazy. You don't get one without the other.

Pardner ... what do you want to know ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (fiGNd)

I don't necessarily think I'm on the spectrum, which I believe gets WAY overused. I just have a cluster of traits that result in somewhat similar behaviors.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:27 PM (NWiLs)

123

Study people. Mimic them. The pleasant ones I mean. Not the annoying ones. That's what I did.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:17 PM (lwiT4)

But then I have to be around people. *shudders*
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:19 PM



Bingo.

Okay, here's the thing. ( as Adrian Monk would say ).

**types rant about how normies don't understand how some people need more help than just a nifty little "social skills" course**

**deletes, because this is the pet thread**

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 04:28 PM (EzdLW)

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 04:28 PM (EzdLW)

125 Not that he has it, but that's what people with high functioning autism often-watch other people.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:18 PM (8+Ozj)

I'm probably not autistic in the organic sense, but have a whole host of other issues that put together look a bit like high-functioning autism/Aspergers.
Posted by: Insomniac


Word. Suspected but never diagnosed, and I know I have a half-brother who's full autistic, so it's probably lurking. Frankly the acting classes I took while younger are probably what's gotten me this far. Aside from that, I'm a damned trainwreck.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Penitent Cylon at February 24, 2018 04:28 PM (lLeln)

126 Smile with your eyes.

I rarely laugh in-person.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:28 PM (Ckg4U)

127 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 04:26 PM (qJtVm)

LOL. Yeah, he doesn't have to look like Jack Nicholson and " Heeeeere's Johhny" from "The Shining" ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:28 PM (8+Ozj)

128 "I hate smiling."

Practice in front of a mirror.
Learn to like yourself.

I don't know your gender, but especially men, when older and frowning, can be downright scary looking.

Someone showed me a picture they took of me when I wasn't prepared for it, I was frowning and looking downward. It changed my life. From then on, I was determined to smile more often, don't look downward in a dejected way. Comb the hair. Shave. Smell nice. Remember names of the people you meet. (That one is really difficult) Today I think I can name 2500 or so people I know, and their wives and children. It takes work.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 04:29 PM (w7KSn)

129 **types rant about how normies don't understand how some people need more help than just a nifty little "social skills" course**

I understand that. I have a kid on the spectrum, but it's a start.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:30 PM (8+Ozj)

130 114 I used to be scared to death of people. Literally shaking scared. I could hardly leave my house. I still don't like to go to "functions". So I married a minister. Heh. Where I have to go to all the potlucks, and shake everybody's hand after church.


argle bargle
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:25 PM (lwiT4)

I think they call that immersion therapy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:30 PM (NWiLs)

131 When Cinnamon leaves us I think my wife wants a dog, I always loved Husky breed.

Beef up your gate, extend the height of your fence, and watch for digging. Huskies really are escape artists.

Oh, and don't be surprised if your future husky chews up thin metal or plastic "kennel" containers.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 24, 2018 04:30 PM (IcT7t)

132 Insom ... the answer is really kinda' simple. It's one of those things that - once you figure it out - makes you want to slap yourself.

Some people just grow up, develop all their habits, and that kinda' dictates how they'll live the rest of their lives.

But you ... My Man ... you got A Great Big Fucking Gift. I'm not joking.

You still have time to PICK the kind of personality you want. So just look around - pick the personality you want - and then build that. Before you know it - you won't even have to think about it. You'll just do it.

What kind of Personality do you want ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 04:31 PM (fiGNd)

133 LOL. Yeah, he doesn't have to look like Jack Nicholson and " Heeeeere's Johhny" from "The Shining" ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 24, 2018 04:28 PM (8+Ozj)

+++

LOL. What a thought.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 24, 2018 04:31 PM (tcwn1)

134
One fateful afternoon, he told me the story, in detail, of how you express the anal glands of a dog.

Note to all single morons: there is no world in which a female wants to hear about how to express the anal glands of a dog. Unless she asks you first.
Posted by: shibumi at February 24, 2018 03:50 PM



Well, if you were both veterinarians, it might work.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 04:31 PM (EzdLW)

135 I have to practice smiling. My face just naturally goes into a I Hate You look. Not appealing. So now I practice pulling my mouth muscles back.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:31 PM (lwiT4)

136 People don't change.

Posted by: Greg House, M.D. at February 24, 2018 04:32 PM (EzdLW)

137 Today I think I can name 2500 or so people I know, and their wives and children. It takes work.
Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 04:29 PM (w7KSn)

Wow. I guess I'm an even bigger ass than I thought (and that's saying something). I don't even want to know 2500 people, much less their families.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:32 PM (12Ea6)

138 ScoggDog - you are right on target.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:32 PM (lwiT4)

139 What kind of Personality do you want ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 04:31 PM (fiGNd)


If anyone ever offers me this opportunity and I don't immediately choose "Johnny from Airplane!", feel free to gut-punch me.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 04:33 PM (y87Qq)

140 I know maybe 8 people.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:33 PM (lwiT4)

141 But then I have to be around people. *shudders*
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You have to be around people, but not necessarily interact with them.

Go to the mall. Put in earbuds. Pretend you're listening to music.

Then.. observe.

Posted by: shibumi at February 24, 2018 04:33 PM (aT+Bx)

142 14 ... Hadrian,

Congratulations on the wins today. You must have an exceptional group.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2018 04:34 PM (V+03K)

143 I think they call that immersion therapy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:30 PM (NWiLs)
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Oh no. They're Lutherans.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:34 PM (lwiT4)

144 Remember names of the people you meet. (That one is really difficult)


I have a couple of workarounds for that.

One is to assume that the other person is as bad with names as I am, or to pretend that assumption in a disarming way. So, "I know we've met. My name is Mike".

(That should be enough of a clue for someone to say, "of course, Mike, I'm Susan". But if Susan doesn't get it she won't repeat her own name).

The other is the flat out "I'm sorry, I'm really bad at names. I'm Mike, you are...?"

For unexplained reasons I'm OK with the names of really good looking girls.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 04:34 PM (fuK7c)

145
Has anyone determined why a cat is compelled to lie down on whatever you emplace?

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Guess it depends on the cat. My current Cat does that. My previous cats chewed like puppies on my stuff. Of course, I got snuffly a while ago when I found some books with chewed corners from the past cat.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 04:34 PM (MIKMs)

146 Insomniac, I think you should try to model yourself after all the talking heads on CNN.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:35 PM (12Ea6)

147
I think they call that immersion therapy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:30 PM (NWiLs)


Baptism by fire hose.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 04:35 PM (JxaIz)

148 Weasel, from the last thread, be careful with blackberries. In western WA they'll take over a property if not kept under control. Goats will work but you're best off if you have a rent a goat guy for that. Those critters are incredible escape artists.
Posted by: Winston at February 24, 2018 04:02 PM (wgCUV)
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Thanks for the tip! I suspect I already have a bunch on the property, and I usually manage to kill anything that I plant. Let's just say my farming skills are underdeveloped.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 04:36 PM (Sfs6o)

149 I am in a profession where I meet a lot of people.
Nothing worse than someone coming up to me and asking "Don't you remember me?"
I had a guy come up to me and ask me that, recently. I hadn't seen him in 35 years. I named him, asked about his wife (she passed) and asked him if he still lived in (x).

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 04:36 PM (w7KSn)

150 I second Grammie's recommendation. Dog parks are wonderful for socializing without pressure. We moved to a new state after living in the old one for 35 years. First thing I did was look for the dog park. I'm not really outgoing, but have run into the nicest people, no cranks. It's not just dog owners. There's a lovely older couple who come for their daily walk there, just to be around dogs as they can't have one in their condo. People love their dogs and will talk to anyone who likes them. When you've had enough, you just leave.

Posted by: Ollie's girl at February 24, 2018 04:37 PM (6Wm6c)

151 Someone's probably thought of this before- a compilation of the funniest online dating profiles.

"I'm a dog person. In fact, if you have a dog, I can even express its glands for you before your very eyes. Save you a trip to the vet. That's how into it I am. What about it?"

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 04:37 PM (/qEW2)

152 Of course, there is nothing wrong with just asking the person "Sorry, please remind me of your name".

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 04:38 PM (w7KSn)

153 There is no world in which a female wants to hear about how to express the anal glands of a dog. Unless she asks you first.

Is that what the kids are calling foreplay these days?


Yes, regrettably, it's true, standards have fallen. Now that we're competing with the amateurs, we can't afford to invest in little extras like story, production value, ...

Posted by: Jackie Shoehorn at February 24, 2018 04:38 PM (S+f+m)

154 You can always just paint a smile on your face like the Joker.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 24, 2018 04:38 PM (2DOZq)

155 On this site you come across as extremely intelligent, quick-witted, funny, and warm. I don't see how you could be much different than that in "real-life". You certainly know how to carry on a conversation.
Posted by: washrivergal at February 24, 2018 04:25 PM (tcwn1)

The anonymity afforded by the Internet takes my social phobia out of the equation, which helps a lot.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:38 PM (NWiLs)

156 I talked to myself all the time to develop tone, cadence and timing.

I speak like I type.

Talk to me on the phone and as I read this post to you, you'll never be able to separate my posts from my voice again.

I practiced this shit out loud so I wouldn't sound like an idiot when I spoke to people.

I'm not the brightest bulb in the fuckin' house, but it took practice.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:39 PM (Ckg4U)

157 ScoggDog - you are right on target.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:32 PM (lwiT4)


*winks*

And I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm this way because I chose to be. And I LIKE being the Smart Redneck.

But I ain't gonna' lie ... in Elementary and Middle School ... it scared the shit out of me. The knowledge that I simply did not have a personality. Everything had to be thought out. It sucked.

But damn ... how awesome is it to get that far and then get to PICK what you want to be ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 04:39 PM (fiGNd)

158 143 I think they call that immersion therapy.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:30 PM (NWiLs)
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Oh no. They're Lutherans.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:34 PM (lwiT4)

*snort*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:40 PM (NWiLs)

159 Insomniac is going to come up with a bad case of kennel cough, I just know it.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:40 PM (lwiT4)

160 I second Grammie's recommendation. Dog parks are wonderful for socializing without pressure.


Nah. Insom should hang around playgrounds. Epecially like Catholic school ones where the girls wear the plaid skirts. That will get him some socializing experience.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 04:41 PM (fuK7c)

161 What kind of Personality do you want ?
Posted by: ScoggDog at February 24, 2018 04:31 PM (fiGNd)

I'm not really sure.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:42 PM (NWiLs)

162 "I'm not really sure."
-Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:42 PM (NWiLs)

*Pick Me! Pick Me!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:43 PM (Ckg4U)

163 I play at a club every Monday night. It has a bouncer. A big ugly dude. Everyone just walks by him, doesn't really notice him at all.
My first night there, I introduced myself, asked what is his name. Shook his hand.
His face lit up. Big smile. Big laugh. Now I know him, his name, his kids, his multiple wives (including the divorcee). Turns out he is the most cheerful fellow.
Plus no one f*cks with me while play my gig. LOL!

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 04:44 PM (w7KSn)

164 146 Insomniac, I think you should try to model yourself after all the talking heads on CNN.
Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:35 PM (12Ea6)

Why are you trying to sabotage me? What did I ever do to you?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:44 PM (NWiLs)

165 Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 24, 2018 04:41 PM (fuK7c)

Interactions with law enforcement and the court system isn't really what I had in mind.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:45 PM (NWiLs)

166 I'm not really sure.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:42 PM (NWiLs)
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Smart. Witty. Kind. Fair. Common Sense. Doesn't go out with his fly down. Also likes : (fill in a hobby)

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:45 PM (lwiT4)

167 103 But then I have to be around people. *shudders*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:19 PM (NWiLs)
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Go to a dog park. At least half the animate objects there will be pleasant, even if their owners are not. But It's been my experience that dog park people or humane society people are nice. Go hang out at the kennel.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (lwiT4)

Yep.

Getting a dog and walking it in the dog park will change your life.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 04:45 PM (xJa6I)

168 Insomniac, I think you should try to model yourself after all the talking heads on CNN.
-Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:35 PM (12Ea6)

"Why are you trying to sabotage me? What did I ever do to you?"
-Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:44 PM (NWiLs)

Yeah, dude. Not Cool.

[ ]Plussed
[x] Nonplussed

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:46 PM (Ckg4U)

169 159 Insomniac is going to come up with a bad case of kennel cough, I just know it.
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:40 PM (lwiT4)

Distemper.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:46 PM (NWiLs)

170 Also likes : (fill in a hobby)
Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:45 PM (lwiT4)


I'm not sure this is going to end up in a good place.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 04:46 PM (y87Qq)

171 I'm not sure this is going to end up in a good place.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 24, 2018 04:46 PM (y87Qq)
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I see your point.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:47 PM (lwiT4)

172 BTW... *YAY* Doggies and Kitties!!!

...yeah, I make "that voice" when I get to know silly, loveable pets.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:48 PM (Ckg4U)

173 Insomniac, I think you should try to model yourself after all the talking heads on CNN.
-Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:35 PM (12Ea6)

"Why are you trying to sabotage me? What did I ever do to you?"
-Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:44 PM (NWiLs)

Yeah, dude. Not Cool.

[ ]Plussed
[x] Nonplussed
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:46 PM (Ckg4U)

I didn't tell him to mimic MSNBC people. Just trying to keep him classy and stuff.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:48 PM (12Ea6)

174
Interactions with law enforcement and the court system isn't really what I had in mind.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:45 PM (NWiLs)


So now you're getting picky

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 04:48 PM (lKyWE)

175 We have 4 inside-outside cats that we're batting .500 on getting fixed. The momma cat and one male have been TNR'd.

Momma (aka Black Betty) is more of the "inside" kind of cat. Her kids, not so much... hence the name.

Ram Jam - "Black Betty" '77

Posted by: Deplorable Redneck Bitter Clinger at February 24, 2018 04:48 PM (iiixZ)

176 But don't WANNA be a liberal homo!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:49 PM (NWiLs)

177 Insomniac - do you have any hobbies? If so, try to find people with the same interests. I used to do a lot of hiking and volunteered with a trail club doing trail maintenance. Met a bunch of people that way.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (Sfs6o)

178 "I didn't tell him to mimic MSNBC people. Just trying to keep him classy and stuff."
-Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:48 PM (12Ea6)

Please allow me to take that particular shovel and put it back in the shed. I happen to like you.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (Ckg4U)

179 Speaking of dogs, Soros' pet at National Review Mona Charen left a poo at CPAC just now.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (6FqZa)

180 177 Insomniac - do you have any hobbies? If so, try to find people with the same interests. I used to do a lot of hiking and volunteered with a trail club doing trail maintenance. Met a bunch of people that way.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (Sfs6o)

Used to.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (NWiLs)

181 Also likes : long nighttime helicopter rides.

Posted by: Pinochet at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (SkuXa)

182
But don't WANNA be a liberal homo!
====================


Well dear, sometimes these things just .... happen. We won't judge.

Posted by: grammie winger - at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (lwiT4)

183 181 Also likes : long nighttime helicopter rides.
Posted by: Pinochet at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (SkuXa)

Shoving commie scum onto the beach from 3,000 feet, sunsets and the soothing sounds of Neil Sedaka

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:52 PM (NWiLs)

184 My yard was made for a dog with a smaller fenced in area than the whole yard. I improved it making it a bit larger and better gates, mostly to try and keep out groundhogs and other big rodents.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:52 PM (aC6Sd)

185 Marry me.

Posted by: Pinochet at February 24, 2018 04:53 PM (SkuXa)

186
Used to.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (NWiLs)
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Well it may be time to start doing the things you used to enjoy again. It's an opportunity to meet new people and have fun in the process.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 04:53 PM (Sfs6o)

187 "I didn't tell him to mimic MSNBC people. Just trying to keep him classy and stuff."
-Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:48 PM (12Ea6)

Please allow me to take that particular shovel and put it back in the shed. I happen to like you.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (Ckg4U)

How about NPR?

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:53 PM (12Ea6)

188 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:50 PM (Ckg4U)

How about NPR?
Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:53 PM (12Ea6)

Great. Liberal, gay, AND boring.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:54 PM (NWiLs)

189 Chess Dress Nood

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:54 PM (aC6Sd)

190 "Great. Liberal, gay, AND boring."
-Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 04:54 PM (NWiLs)

At least you now have a peculiar voice.

*shrugs*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:55 PM (Ckg4U)

191 Insomniac #38: Doggehs are the only thing that makes me think God has some tiny piece of kindness somewhere...

I'd count this as progress in Insomniac's path to greater faith.

Puppy steps.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Dog loves you at February 24, 2018 04:55 PM (pQplJ)

192 "I'd count this as progress in Insomniac's path to greater faith."

Dude is full of goodness.

He is like a nougaty-center in a non-gay way.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at February 24, 2018 04:57 PM (Ckg4U)

193 Bonus: men with dogs are highly susceptible to women stopping for a short chat. Whenever we have the dog with us and I have to run into the store, there is always a woman talking to him and the dog when I come out.

Posted by: Ollie's girl at February 24, 2018 04:57 PM (6Wm6c)

194 "What kind of friend would need this video to allow that cutie into his house? You and Barley Hound are invited to stop by anytime you want. Thanks for sharing this video."

A friend who is basically a neutered sock puppet with his wife's hand shoved up his ass, moving his mouth.

Thanks for the invite, we'll be by tomorrow night. Barley Hound like bunnies.

Posted by: Jason M at February 24, 2018 05:02 PM (S1+dw)

195 >>>I know maybe 8 people.
Posted by: grammie winger<<<

It's your cooking. No, really.

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 05:03 PM (bJ0w+)

196 Thanks for the chuckles guys. Some good advice given here but w/ a lot of humorous asides. And great looking pets displayed here, as usual.

Posted by: Farmer at February 24, 2018 05:14 PM (lfXAE)

197 Adorable pets in the pics

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:28 PM (1F6Sr)

198 Still thinking of last week pic of beagle sitting on top of black cat.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 05:31 PM (1F6Sr)

199 I don't even want to know 2500 people, much less their families.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 24, 2018 04:32 PM (12Ea6)


Suddenly I feel like I belong!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 05:32 PM (gwPgz)

200 Thank you to all for your responses about Spark. I knew I'd be in sympathetic community. Thanks.

Posted by: mindful webworker - smile and the world laughs at you at February 24, 2018 05:42 PM (pQplJ)

201 Nobody wants to smile like Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber. Gotta learn, even practice in the mirror as someone said. Non-vainly, besides. Practicing the gift of a nice expression.

You think smiling makes you look like an idiot, what about a goofy laugh!?!

My older brother could be a jerk (God bless him), but he had a really nice smile and an honest, hearty laugh. I strove to emulate them. In my own style.

For those of us on the non-typical learners spectrum, it's not acting or faking or mimicking - it's learning ordinary skills, with effort, what for others comes naturally.

Posted by: mindful webworker - laugh and they leave you alone at February 24, 2018 05:58 PM (pQplJ)

202 I scored BIG TIME last week!!! I clipped both cats's back nails singlehandedly without losing a single drop of blood or even a single skin cell. Of course, one of the cats was a Persian, so I'm not sure that counts as two cats. (Neither has front claws. Not my idea. They came that way. I know that's cheating, but those hind class can be damn dangerous when the car puts its mind to it.)

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at February 24, 2018 06:52 PM (012yj)

203 And yes, Blackberries are pure evil. I culled a pile of them two weeks ago. The cuts are still healing.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 04:08 PM (xJa6I)

The berries sure are yummy, though.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2018 08:00 PM (Dbv1R)

Saturday Gardening Thread: Looking Forward, Looking Back [KT]

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"Maintaining heritage is a good thing" - Illiniwek

Planting corn, horses must have liked this better than plowing.

Hello, Gardeners and Friends of Gardeners. A while back, Illiniwek had a good idea: Why not, during the gardening off-season, reflect a little on the farm and garden developments that got us to where we are today? He has sent in some heritage photos of the garden, yard, structures and farm of his family from years gone by. Do you have any photos like that? Sent some in for next week.

This is also the time of year in much of the country where gardening involves work in hopes of future rewards. The RHS suggested garden activities for February are heavy on work, light on immediate rewards.

Our photos today from The Horde show a few rewards, but also reflect work.

Cumberland Astro sends the following:

Here are a couple of pictures I took in the past week at my bird feeder (black oil sunflower seed.) One picture is of a Red Bellied Woodpecker and the other is of Bluebirds. Both are very common in the woods behind my house, but I had never before seen them at the feeder.

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The first half of winter here on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau was brutally cold, with the temperature often in single digits, and extended periods of below-freezing temperatures. I'm guessing that bugs and other preferred foods are pretty scarce, so these guys are now having to hang out with the seed feeders to get a good meal.

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Nice to get a little action at the feeders when you invite birds. Any new bird signtings in your yard or neighborhood?

A reminder that sunflower seeds inhibit the growth of some plants. Don't put a feeder by precious, delicate garden plants.

Sherpa_K2 has some Winter Bamboo that looks full grown

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and a lot of plants emerging. Here are a few:

Artichoke. Looks kind weedy when young, I think. Impressive plant when larger.

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Bluebells. I'm guessing that you would have to know where you planted these to know what they were.

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Bearded Iris. Can't wait to see these in bloom.

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Gardens of The Horde

We didn't have much in the way of cold weather here in the San Joaquin Valley during the fall and early winter, but we are getting some hard frosts now. Kind of late for that around here. Has to be Global Warming.

Flowers near the house seem to be OK. I'll have to check the fruit trees in a few days.

Anything going on in your garden, yard or outdoor nieghborhood?

If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

Include your nic unless you want to be a lurker.

Got any strawberry questions or experiences? Favorite varieties? Non-standard types?

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Just Add Cream


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1 Those strawberries look sort of odd.

Posted by: HH at February 24, 2018 12:54 PM (mIJBI)

2 Yes, HH. They are not a standard variety. They are more like wild strawberries. Note the pink flowers.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 24, 2018 12:56 PM (BVQ+1)

3 Rocks and Beauty were those two horses, iirc. They had like six others. Amazing they could get 250 acres planted like that, and plowed, and harvested by hand. Big families were common, as were big gardens. But they found time to grow flowers too.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 24, 2018 12:58 PM (bT8Z4)

4 HI KT!!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:59 PM (Sfs6o)

5 i used to love strawberries, but they seem more sour and tasteless than the sweet berries i recall in my youth. may be it's me. maybe it's the imports of some generic large but tasteless varieties.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 24, 2018 01:01 PM (Pg+x7)

6 illiniwek at February 24, 2018 12:58 PM

Beautiful horses. My mother grew up on a farm with both work horses and tractors. My aunt was once brushed off the back of a horse rushing back to the barn and knocked out cold. When she came to, she couldn't remember what peanuts were.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 24, 2018 01:01 PM (BVQ+1)

7
Thanks for the Garden Thread, KT.

Lawn is greening up, growing... and sodden for the last three months. More rain forecast too. I fear for the future.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 24, 2018 01:02 PM (oHfF3)

8 Used to pick wild strawberries when I was a kid in upstate NY. Man those things were small.

Posted by: HH at February 24, 2018 01:02 PM (mIJBI)

9 Some years ago, I bought a little pot that came
with strawberry seeds for $1.00 at Target. The strawberries were tiny,
but delicious. I divided repotted the plants every year and they
kept producing berries. We'd eat them by the
handful like candy. I don't know the variety, but they were incredibly
sweet. Not a bad return on my investment!

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 24, 2018 01:03 PM (akSgU)

10 Jethro Tull!!!

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 24, 2018 01:03 PM (LWu6U)

11 Short post today. I'm going to be away from the internet for much of the day, but I will check back later.

Really love the heritage idea, Illiniwek. I think I can access some old farm structure photos from my family, but I don't think the quality of the photos is real good.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 24, 2018 01:03 PM (BVQ+1)

12 im thinking about a blackberry/raspberry patch for WeaselAcres.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 01:04 PM (Sfs6o)

13 They're too big and uniform to be wild strawberries.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 24, 2018 01:04 PM (BwJGV)

14 Hi, Weasel!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 24, 2018 01:04 PM (BVQ+1)

15 Re: Bird sightings...

Was sitting on the back porch of Casa Backwardio one morning last week drinking a cup of coffee (my morning constitutional, as it were).

Woodpeckers are common and the ones I usually see are pretty noisy. Occasionally, I'll see a red-headed one since they're pretty big (about the size of a crow) and easy to spot. That morning I saw a whole red-headed woodpecker family out for breakfast in two trees; Papa, Momma and Baby.

That was pretty kewl.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 01:05 PM (tRaq7)

16 The Traditional Farming Year, by Paul Heiney. It's described as outlining the farming practices that great grandparents would have followed, although it describes traditional British farms. After reading it I understand why some of my great grandparents left the farm!

Posted by: Lirio100 at February 24, 2018 01:06 PM (JK7Jw)

17 Hoplite Housewife at February 24, 2018 01:03 PM

There are several species of wild strawberries, and even more garden cultivars developed from them. We can discuss them here, maybe next week.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 24, 2018 01:06 PM (BVQ+1)

18 There is an old documentary from BBC. I think it was called "victorian kitchen garden." which is amazing if you are interested in old gardening techniques. highly recommended.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 24, 2018 01:06 PM (LWu6U)

19 I gotta go no. Taking people to an event today. I'll check back later.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 24, 2018 01:07 PM (BVQ+1)

20 Rocks and Beauty were those two horses, iirc. They
had like six others. Amazing they could get 250 acres planted like that,
and plowed, and harvested by hand. Big families were common, as were
big gardens. But they found time to grow flowers too. Posted by: illiniwek at February 24, 2018 12:58 PM (bT8Z4)
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I always enjoy seeing the plowhorses like that. Hard working, good natured and from the descriptions, easy keepers. Don't eat a lot and very much a valuable part of the family.

Of course you all know my descriptor of our family members as Clydesdales.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 01:08 PM (MIKMs)

21 Rocks and Beauty were those two horses, iirc.

They look like draft horses, as opposed to the canned ones.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 01:09 PM (tRaq7)

22 That first pic looks like a variegated woodpecker. We have a lot of those around here as well as the red headed woodpecker.


http://tinyurl.com/ydfdny9d

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 24, 2018 01:09 PM (mpXpK)

23 We also have a lot of bluebirds due to me putting up three houses.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 24, 2018 01:10 PM (mpXpK)

24 17
Hoplite Housewife at February 24, 2018 01:03 PM



There are several species of wild strawberries, and even more garden
cultivars developed from them. We can discuss them here, maybe next
week.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at February 24, 2018 01:06 PM (BVQ+1)
---------------Thank you - any information on growing strawberries would be much appreciated. Although your gardening expertise and that of the horde is always appreciated!

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 24, 2018 01:10 PM (akSgU)

25 I can see the lawn!!

It is so warm here right now I worry about a false spring. The trees are looking to bud.

On a positive note, I got a big earth box order this week. YAY!!

Posted by: Ann at February 24, 2018 01:11 PM (jtHQy)

26
Used to pick wild strawberries when I was a kid in upstate NY. Man those things were small.
Posted by: HH at February 24, 2018 01:02 PM (mIJBI)

My family spent a summer in a rural area of upper Michigan when I was a kid. We loved picking blackberries and something called "thimble berries". My mother would make blackberry cobbler--the thimble berries we just ate off the bushes till we got stomach aches. Wonderful.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 01:12 PM (g5YYQ)

27 I've been contemplating put up a large hollow gourd or two in the hopes of attracting some purple martins. Those guys love to eat mosquitos.

Have to do some reading up on them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 01:12 PM (tRaq7)

28 "When she came to, she couldn't remember what peanuts were.
"
Posted by: KT

that's pretty funny ...

yeah the heritage ideas seem important not just for nostalgia, but to help build our awareness of who we are, how we got here, what's it all about, Alfie? Lots of important "grounding" in the basics, then we can grow from there, maybe. Hopefully others have some good heritage pics ...

Posted by: illiniwek at February 24, 2018 01:13 PM (bT8Z4)

29
I can see the lawn!!
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Yeah, so can I. There is no way to clean up the layers of dog dirt after a snowmelt. Guess I'll just wait until April when most of it is composted in the lawn.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 01:14 PM (MIKMs)

30 Yesterday evening, before the sun went down, I put out weed and feed for the lawn and Osmocote for the flowering plants in the yard. March should be a period of dramatic growth with April bursting forth in flowers. I hope my mondevilla is blooming by April.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at February 24, 2018 01:14 PM (r+mGZ)

31 They look like draft horses, as opposed to the canned ones.
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Or bottled.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 01:16 PM (MIKMs)

32 Used to pick wild strawberries when I was a kid in upstate NY. Man those things were small.

Posted by: HH at February 24, 2018 01:02 PM (mIJBI)

In Sweden, my ex taught me to thread them onto a straw (they were pea-sized). When the straw was full, pop them right into your mouth. Wonderful flavor!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 01:16 PM (cu8/f)

33 Yeah, so can I. There is no way to clean up the layers of dog dirt after a snowmelt. Guess I'll just wait until April when most of it is composted in the lawn.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 01:14 PM (MIKMs)

Agreed.

At least there is no snow mold this year.

Posted by: Ann at February 24, 2018 01:17 PM (jtHQy)

34 Anyone have experience buying plants and trees from seed catalog places (like Burpee)? I've only ever bought seeds. I'm wondering if I'd be better going this route for plants and trees or a local garden place.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 01:19 PM (Sfs6o)

35 I've been contemplating put up a large hollow gourd
or two in the hopes of attracting some purple martins. Those guys love
to eat mosquitos.



Have to do some reading up on them.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 01:12 PM (tRaq7)

Our neighbors had a purple martin house. Looked like a freaking condo.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 01:20 PM (cu8/f)

36 I wuz corn fed ..i will not lie...the corn burnt the roof of my arse...why do Iowans DO THIS to neighbours?

Posted by: saf at February 24, 2018 01:22 PM (cS/ge)

37 my rosemary keep dying. this year I plan to put four in various locations to see which ones survive.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 24, 2018 01:22 PM (LWu6U)

38
At my last house I planted a couple strawberry plants at one end of a twenty foot long stretch of mulched area next to the swimming pool. Years later they had filled the area. My kids still remember picking fresh strawberries, eating them, and diving back into the pool.

Highly recommended ground cover. Plus real food.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 24, 2018 01:23 PM (2FqvZ)

39 What zone am I in? Does it matter? I want to ignore the one from 2012, cause, well.

7a according to new 2012 map
6a according to the pre 1990 map

Posted by: Infidel at February 24, 2018 01:26 PM (a3OL0)

40 Anyone have experience buying plants and trees from seed catalog places (like Burpee)? I've only ever bought seeds. I'm wondering if I'd be better going this route for plants and trees or a local garden place.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 01:19 PM


Yup. They're fine. But you expect a certain size in your mind and what ships is a very small percentage of what you imagine. Picture 'butterfly bush' and when it arrives it's maybe six inches long.

Same thing with trees. Tiny. Maybe a foot long. If you're only 29 years old you have plenty of time.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 24, 2018 01:26 PM (2FqvZ)

41 I was looking through the sculpture collection at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids MI and I think I've found the perfect addition for a Wicker Man-themed garden:

http://www.meijergardens.org/attractions/sculpture-collection/

Scroll down to "Espaliered Girl".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 01:26 PM (qJtVm)

42 my rosemary keep dying. this year I plan to put four in various locations to see which ones survive.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 24, 2018 01:22 PM (LWu6U)

I grow rosemary in a pot on my porch. Nothing seems to kill it. But I can't keep cilantro alive for more than a week or two, and I love it in salsa.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 01:28 PM (g5YYQ)

43 Just checking in as there's not much to report at the stately Blake manor.

March 10, which is planting day, cannot get here soon enough!

Posted by: Blake at February 24, 2018 01:29 PM (WEBkv)

44 Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 24, 2018 01:26 PM (2FqvZ)
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Good point. I hate when that happens. Maybe I will stick with local nurseries or the co-op.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 01:30 PM (Sfs6o)

45 There is no way to clean up the layers of dog dirt
after a snowmelt. Guess I'll just wait until April when most of it is
composted in the lawn.


Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 01:14 PM (MIKMs)

A wet mess for sure. Our dog used to poop on the snow piles next to the carport. It was a real archeological treasure come spring. Especially the ones with tinsel mixed in from the Christmas tree...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 01:30 PM (cu8/f)

46 Hi Miley!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 01:31 PM (Sfs6o)

47 The photos for the thread are always great. Love the hirses as long as I don't have to take care of them. :-)

Gardening thread and a Nationals spring training game onthe radio. Ahhhh! Life is good!

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2018 01:31 PM (V+03K)

48 Any tips for growing cilantro in South Florida?

They sell the plants at the local Home Depot, so someone must have good luck with them. Just not me.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 01:32 PM (g5YYQ)

49 The bluebirds, how precious!

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 01:32 PM (Iz8Py)

50 What zone am I in? Does it matter? I want to ignore the one from 2012, cause, well.



7a according to new 2012 map

6a according to the pre 1990 map

Posted by: Infidel at February 24, 2018 01:26 PM (a3OL0)

Different areas of your yard can be more sheltered, so it's always worth experimenting.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 01:33 PM (cu8/f)

51
They look like draft horses, as opposed to the canned ones.

Hell no, we won't go!

Posted by: Draft dodging horses at February 24, 2018 01:33 PM (IqV8l)

52
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 24, 2018 01:22 PM (LWu6U)

Some of the oldtimers around here cover them in the winter.

Posted by: kallisto at February 24, 2018 01:33 PM (Iz8Py)

53 Weasel! Congratulations on your recent land acquisition! You'll have your own place to have rifle clinics.

I imagine you'll be a big Youtuber in the future, to rival Hickok45

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 01:36 PM (cu8/f)

54 Any tips for growing cilantro in South Florida?



They sell the plants at the local Home Depot, so someone must have good luck with them. Just not me.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 01:32 PM (g5YYQ)

Easy to grow from seed - keep sowing every 2-3 weeks. And you'll get seed for the next year. Bountiful.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 01:37 PM (cu8/f)

55 "Rocks and Beauty were those two horses, iirc.
They look like draft horses, as opposed to the canned ones.

Posted by:backwardsboy

ha, yes, one uncle later wondered why people would want to own horses once we have these big tractors, since he remembered they required a lot of care. "Good pullers" was a phrase I recall, not good jumpers. But I think they really liked their horses and became friends, spent a lot of time working together, dependent on each other.


Posted by: illiniwek at February 24, 2018 01:39 PM (bT8Z4)

56 34. Anyone have experience buying plants and trees from seed catalog places (like Burpee)? I've only ever bought seeds. I'm wondering if I'd be better going this route for plants and trees or a local garden place.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 01:19 PM (Sfs6o)

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I've had so-so luck buying live plants from catalogs. It's worth a few extra bucks to go to a local garden center so you can see what you're getting. If you're still in NoVa, we love Betty's Azalea Ranch. Merrifield Garden Center is fine, but Betty's prices seem to be better.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 24, 2018 01:39 PM (akSgU)

57 >>>Love the hirses as long as I don't have to take care of them. :-)<<<

The is nothing as mischievous, scheming and mean as a horse that doesn't work.

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 01:39 PM (bJ0w+)

58 {{{Heritage farming}}}

I love the combination of old time charm, with the convenience of running water

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 01:39 PM (cu8/f)

59 slugs like the cilantro

Posted by: quint at February 24, 2018 01:40 PM (n13/j)

60 I mentioned last week that the chives were coming around. Well, they are officially back (I am the official). They look really good and some will be used on potatoes tomorrow. Also, the pansies and thyme are showing green under the dead stuff from last year. The lilac is full of buds and some leaves are starting to open. I have hopes for a fragrant spring this year.

We had an unusually cold winter but little snow, almost drought conditions. I'm surprised anything made it through the winter.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2018 01:41 PM (V+03K)

61 Years ago I used to purchase bare root bushes and trees from Gurneys. Has pretty good luck with them.

Posted by: Ronster at February 24, 2018 01:42 PM (c74nn)

62 True Story: I called the county Agricultural department once to ask for information on something. They told me that the person whose job it was to put the pamphlet into a mailing envelope wasn't there that day, so they couldn't do anything.


But I did get a useful pamphlet on xeriscaping from them.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 01:43 PM (g5YYQ)

63 Greetings from zone 7a. Chives are flourishing. Pansy shoots have appeared. The lilacs are covered in buds with some leafing. The rosemary that we thought was dead is now covered with what might be tiny buds.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at February 24, 2018 01:43 PM (V+03K)

64 My great grandfather had a pretty big farm down in N.C., and my father and uncles went down there in the summers to help with crops.
Later in life, my father told me one of his regrets was that he didn't take his grandfather up on the offer to take over the farm. Seems like all the children and grandchildren left the farm for jobs in town in the shipyard or went to sea!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 01:44 PM (gwPgz)

65 slugs like the cilantro
Posted by: quint at February 24, 2018 01:40 PM (n13/j)

aaahhh. So what do I do about the slugs? Do I have to use pesticide?

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 01:45 PM (g5YYQ)

66
slugs like the cilantro


Posted by: quint at February 24, 2018 01:40 PM (n13/j)

Slugs love the beer. Put it in shallow bowls around the plants.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 01:49 PM (cu8/f)

67 Miley, Thanks! I'll try that with my next cilantro plant/victim.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 01:52 PM (g5YYQ)

68 posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 01:45 PM (g5YYQ)

Louisville Slugocide works pretty well!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 01:53 PM (gwPgz)

69 Slugs love the beer. Put it in shallow bowls around the plants.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 01:49 PM (cu8/f)
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Was at a friend's barbeque and we all watched fascinated as a slug slo-o-o-owly crawled over to a dish full of beer.

"I will never worry about whether I'm entertaining you idiots again" he said.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 01:53 PM (qJtVm)

70 I don't have any photos but enjoy history for the colonial and early American periods, especially on the frontier. And gardening practices are definitely part of that. It isn't just old wives tales and phases of the moon. Did the pioneers have seeds or plants? How did they work the soil? What did they learn from local tribes? What did they grow for fresh eating and for preservation? How did they preserve their crops? It is fun discovering the answers.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2018 01:57 PM (V+03K)

71 Anyone have any experience with boysenberries? We had a patch of them when I was a kid and I always liked them. I think they are a cross between a blackberry and a loganberry. They look like extra large blackberries. I've never tried to grow them and I never seem to see them mentioned anywhere.

Posted by: Suds 46 at February 24, 2018 02:01 PM (3booC)

72 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 02:03 PM (NWiLs)

73 Well, the robins came the other day. Hundreds, maybe thousands of them. Like a swarm of locusts, they stripped my holly of the gazillion berries it had within an hour or two.

I'm told that when the robins first migrate north again, there are slim pickins in the way of insects, so they go after whatever is available.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 24, 2018 02:03 PM (HiDrR)

74 Eris - http://bit.ly/2FkMYra

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 02:04 PM (6FqZa)

75 1 Those strawberries look sort of odd.
Posted by: HH at February 24, 2018 12:54 PM (mIJBI)

It's the geometric logic.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 02:04 PM (NWiLs)

76 "I will never worry about whether I'm entertaining you idiots again" he said.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 01:53 PM (qJtVm)

LMFAO!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 02:05 PM (cu8/f)

77 We have had some hard frosts here as well. We used the frost protection sprinklers in the grapes and there were icicles hanging from the trellis wire.

It's been really windy and cold. I'm not sure if it's even reaching 60 during the day.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 24, 2018 02:05 PM (Ri/rl)

78 "My great grandfather had a pretty big farm down in
N.C., ...

Later in life, my father told me one of his regrets was that he
didn't take his grandfather up on the offer to take over the farm.

Posted by: Hrothgar

yeah, I came back and bought part of the old farm and did elder care for my Mom and a few uncles, but in hindsight skipping college and farming with an uncle that basically made the offer would have been pretty awesome.

Now the concern is all the funny money trillionaires will push people off their land, and move in foreigners as laborers. Talk of selling off public lands sound reasonable, but then I wonder if it wouldn't just be globalists and maybe China buying it all up off their fake money profits. For now "working the land" is still mostly hard work, but kids tend to move to the big city lights.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 24, 2018 02:07 PM (bT8Z4)

79 >>>Cursed is the ground because of you

Hi Insomniac! I can always count on you to provide leavening

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 02:07 PM (cu8/f)

80 48 Any tips for growing cilantro in South Florida?

They sell the plants at the local Home Depot, so someone must have good luck with them. Just not me.
Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 01:32 PM (g5YYQ)

Here in South TX it's strictly a winter plant, unless you want to grow it inside during the summer.

Posted by: stace at February 24, 2018 02:08 PM (6HFDU)

81 Parsley and cilantro will interbreed and produce a leaf that smells spicy but has no "virtue" in cookery. So some people try to plant them far apart.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 02:08 PM (H5rtT)

82 Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 02:03 PM (NWiLs)

And that sums up my gardening experiences.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 02:10 PM (g5YYQ)

83 74 Eris - http://bit.ly/2FkMYra
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 02:04 PM (6FqZa)
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D'aaawwwww! Everything is cute when it's pink!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:10 PM (qJtVm)

84 OT - Weasel, if you're still around, have you tried the new Sig P365? You know I'm hot for Sigs. This one looks like it would be perfect for concealed carry. Only $600. Hickok45 think it really will be a game-changer in terms of the magazine design, if they don't fail. Time will tell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n29qgsP9B-E


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 02:12 PM (cu8/f)

85 79 >>>Cursed is the ground because of you

Hi Insomniac! I can always count on you to provide leavening
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 02:07 PM (cu8/f)

Hey Miley! That's me - leavening, but sometimes levity too.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 02:15 PM (NWiLs)

86 D'aaawwwww! Everything is cute when it's pink!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:10 PM (qJtVm)

*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 02:16 PM (NWiLs)

87 Here in South TX it's strictly a winter plant, unless you want to grow it inside during the summer.
Posted by: stace at February 24, 2018 02:08 PM (6HFDU)

I kill 'em in both winter and summer, but they do seem to die faster in the summer.
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Parsley and cilantro will interbreed and produce a leaf that smells spicy but has no "virtue" in cookery. So some people try to plant them far apart.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 02:08 PM (H5rtT)

I've been doing everything wrong!

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 02:17 PM (g5YYQ)

88 As an apartment dweller I really shouldn't even be on the gardening thread, but I still love to live vicariously through the gardens of others.

When I retire my dream is to have a garden devoted to black flowers. I was inspired by Paul Bonine's book "Black Flowers".

Here are some pictures from Goth inkstress Kat von D's black flower garden:

https://tinyurl.com/y7gwhfhf

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:17 PM (qJtVm)

89 Cleaned out my garden of dead plants, no sign of my chives and Greek oregano is dead to the ground but some years thats how it is but will grow back. It has spread a lot since I put in in.

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 02:25 PM (aC6Sd)

90 Apropos: https://youtu.be/SnLg4rhvCS4

Posted by: Average Guy at February 24, 2018 02:25 PM (5HEUr)

91 All Hail Eris, I live in a condo now, but I still manage to grow a few herbs on the screened porch and in a little area right outside my front door.

I'm thinking of buying a grow light to expand my horizons.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 02:26 PM (g5YYQ)

92 I'll also need this:

https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/garden-gnomezilla/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:27 PM (qJtVm)

93 Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 02:26 PM (g5YYQ)
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I don't even have a decent window for plants!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:29 PM (qJtVm)

94 Now that's just sad. You need to move.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 02:32 PM (g5YYQ)

95 Looks like I've managed to kill almost everything on the balcony this winter, through neglect.

Oh well - less to get rid of when I move.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 02:33 PM (cu8/f)

96 Gonna dig out the big box of ancestral pictures and see if any were of actual farming - lot of farmers on my fathers side of the family, the rest were Lake Michigan fishermen.

Lot of Amish around this area who are still using the old horse-drawn implements; as spring gets going I'll ask if they mind if I take a few pictures of them in action.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365 at February 24, 2018 02:35 PM (H0hPC)

97 "I will never worry about whether I'm entertaining you idiots again" he said.


That was funny. And speaking of slug racing...

IIRC, the modern-day sport of tractor pulling has its roots in the days when farmers would pit their pulling horses against each other with weights on a sled. Whichever team pulled it the farthest won, just like today.

OK, I gotta go do stuff. Y'all have fun and try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at February 24, 2018 02:38 PM (tRaq7)

98 When I retire my dream is to have a garden devoted to black flowers.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:17 PM (qJtVm)

I highly recommend black hollyhocks. Single. Deep blood-red when viewed through sunlight.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 02:39 PM (cu8/f)

99 I love fresh herbs in my salads, oregano, chives, 2 types of basel, parsley

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 02:41 PM (aC6Sd)

100 Eris, A garden of nothing but black flowers. And a gnomzilla. O.K.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 02:41 PM (g5YYQ)

101 Skip, try adding nasturtiums to those salads. Beautiful addition, peppery flavor.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 02:42 PM (cu8/f)

102 I highly recommend black hollyhocks. Single. Deep blood-red when viewed through sunlight.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 02:39 PM (cu8/f)
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That's what started my dream years ago! I saw a combo packet of seeds for black hollyhocks, pansies, and violas and thought no way!.

And now they have all manner of black flowers.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:43 PM (qJtVm)

103 Borage flowers (blue, starlike) are another great flower to add to salad.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 02:43 PM (cu8/f)

104 100 Eris, A garden of nothing but black flowers. And a gnomzilla. O.K.
Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 02:41 PM (g5YYQ)
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And hot pink slugs!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:43 PM (qJtVm)

105 53 Weasel! Congratulations on your recent land acquisition! You'll have your own place to have rifle clinics.

I imagine you'll be a big Youtuber in the future, to rival Hickok45
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 01:36 PM (cu8/f)
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Thanks Miley! Just as soon as I can get some of these damn trees mowed down for a rifle range I plan to do just that!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 02:51 PM (Sfs6o)

106 My grandmother was the last generation of Quebec farmers going back to the 1630s. I wish I had asked her about it but there is no one left to ask. All I know is they grew buckwheat.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2018 02:51 PM (V+03K)

107 Pet thread is up.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:55 PM (qJtVm)

108 And hot pink slugs!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 02:43 PM (qJtVm)

I spent a long time bedridden and my elderly Aunt would sometimes call and entertain me by telling me stories about her childhood and extended family. Some amazing stories that otherwise would have died with her.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 02:57 PM (g5YYQ)

109 Miley!! Another Hickok45 fan! His videos and Duelist 1954 for black powder are my favorites.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2018 02:57 PM (V+03K)

110 Oops I meant to respond to JTB.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 02:58 PM (g5YYQ)

111 Where is the section about growing Hungarian paprika at home, or items that can be fermented and turned into booze? For Hungarians, this includes rocks.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar, the Merry Magyar at February 24, 2018 03:03 PM (zCyNd)

112 nasturtiums have to look that up, no idea what it is

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 03:06 PM (aC6Sd)

113 STRAWBERRIES: I planted a patch of Tribute STRAWBERRIES in Spring of 2017. They were very productive all summer and fall, but not very large. I lost more than half of them to rot and bugs, but still had enough to have a few berries with my yogurt each day. I covered the patch in pine needles this winter. We're going through a warm spell now and the plants are starting to grow through the straw. I hope that's not a problem because more freezes are coming.

Posted by: Cumberland Astro at February 24, 2018 03:07 PM (cEKqm)

114 I do like pepper taste, my favorite wine is Petite Syrah which has a peppery after taste

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 03:09 PM (aC6Sd)

115 Miley!! Another Hickok45 fan! His videos and Duelist 1954 for black powder are my favorites.

Posted by: JTB at February 24, 2018 02:57 PM (V+03K)

I love that guy - I'd love to meet him!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 03:23 PM (cu8/f)

116 Mother Nature did indeed have a sucker-punch ready for Idaho's Treasure Valley (Boise area)... I've made a note on my gardening calendar, not to be fooled by early Feb. thaws, ever again! (I have an old calendar that I write garden notes on - things like when to fertilize strawberries, and when to expect bulb sprouts, that sort of stuff.)

The sucker-punch arrived in the form of some small hail last Sunday at dusk - a low of +6 F between Monday and Tuesday - the inch of snow I found outside on Thursday morning - and the snow that started falling this morning (1 to 3 inches predicted).

Birds - of course I'm keeping the seed feeder stocked while Winter remains. I've seen the flicker there several times; I'll have to download my camera and see if the photos came out, from the one time I managed to get a camera on him. Today, I think I've identified a male House Finch - and there are apparently multiple types of streaked sparrows, so I haven't ID'd the species, but I see those often - it's possible some of the birds with neat wing bars and some yellow to them are vireos, but I'm not sure - the Dark-Eyed Juncoes (Oregon type) tend to stay on the ground with the Mourning Doves.

We've continued to hear the Great Horned Owl at dusk, which has surprised me. These must be territorial calls, since they normally mate by the end of the year and should have chicks by now (if I remember rightly).

Our California Quail will probably not come around as often, now that the quail block is gone. We'll probably still see them from time to time - they like using the red raspberry patch as cover.

Bulbs - the first snow did blow in close to the back of my house and covered the hyacinths, but it melted off and they took no damage. They're close enough to the back of the house that I'm pretty sure they'll be OK even if more snow hits there. The bulbs out front, and the other bulbs in back, weren't that far sprouted, so they should be OK too.

My poor strawberries, though....... I'm still worried that I've killed them by uncovering them during our 60 degree weather. Nothing to be done now, but see what happens when spring does come. Husband reassures me that we can buy more locally, but that's still money that didn't need to be spent. Live and learn... That's really all of gardening/farming, isn't it? - live and learn.

Oh, my own experience with buying plants from a national catalog. We bought bare-root strawberries from Park. They sent them in March. We thought they knew what they were doing, so we planted them. They froze and died. (We replaced them from what Home Depot sells.) So I would suggest only buying from a national catalog that is based in a similar climate to where you live.

Posted by: Pat* at February 24, 2018 03:33 PM (FtfVi)

117 On the woodpeckers at the seed feeder front, all fall and winter we had small, medium, and large birds: a downy, a ladderback, and a golden-fronted.

After years of condo living with only container gardening, we are finishing our first year of having an actual yard and garden. Thanks to the gardening thread for all of the inspiration and ideas. We'll see how well our off season maintenance works out soon. (Forsythia, japonica, and early fruit trees are blooming here in central Texas.)

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at February 24, 2018 03:36 PM (S+f+m)

118 I've been doing everything wrong!

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 02:17 PM (g5YYQ)

Join the club. Oh, you just mean gardening? Never mind.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 03:37 PM (NWiLs)

119 I know your Weasel acres is VA but blackberries especially need to be controlled. Goats work well on them. They will take over the world if you let them. Western WA is over run in places by them. Great berries but the thorns make a good substitute for barbed wire.

Posted by: Winston at February 24, 2018 03:52 PM (wgCUV)

120 Anyone have experience buying plants and trees from seed catalog places (like Burpee)? I've only ever bought seeds. I'm wondering if I'd be better going this route for plants and trees or a local garden place.

Posted by: Weasel at February

I've bought plants from Home Depot, but ya gotta watch for the sales.

If there's a nursery nearby... check 'em out.

Last year I bought my plants at a flea market, and I'll go back there this year.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 03:53 PM (B4vfZ)

121 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.

Posted by: Insomniac


LINKYPOO !

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 03:54 PM (B4vfZ)

122 I do like pepper taste, my favorite wine is Petite Syrah which has a peppery after taste

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 03:09 PM (aC6Sd)

I've got a Petite Syrah in the cupboard. Thanks for the reminder! Gonna crack that open tonight.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 03:55 PM (cu8/f)

123 Strawberries are tough. They can handle a false spring. The reason that grocery strawberries dont taste like what you remember is that they are bred to look pretty and travel well. There is a variety that one vendor at our farmer's market has--just amazing flavor. They don't look good compared to the store bought, but even the ugly ones taste amazing. Stupid me forgot to set some aside for seed last fall but I won't forget this year.

Posted by: Gordon at February 24, 2018 03:56 PM (p0NYI)

124 I live over a double garage that sits behind the house.
There's a long driveway to get back here with a little strip of dirt between the blacktop and the neighbor's fence.
I've lived here for 27 years.

One year I'd bought some strawberry seeds through the mail with the idea of planting strawberries all along the driveway.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:07 PM (B4vfZ)

125 119 See Weasel, another vote you need goats

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:19 PM (aC6Sd)

126 The seeds came. I went out to the driveway, opened the package.....

and the SMALLEST ! plastic bag was in there with the TINIEST seeds I'd ever seen.

I had paid Ten Bucks for the seeds.

So, okay, I'm gonna plant ,I'm sitting on the ground, I've got all the seeds in the palm of my hand......and I'm concentrating......trying to figure out how I'm gonna separate these TINY seeds.... and here comes a GIANT BEE flying around my head....and I'm triyng to swat at him
with my non-seed hand .....and long story short(er) ALL of the seeds went to ONE spot on the ground.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:21 PM (B4vfZ)

127 So slugs like beer & cilantro but can't discriminate? Feed them bud lite and lady bugs.that should fuck em both up.

Cilantro is fer shit the worst "ERB " er HERB

Posted by: saf at February 24, 2018 04:25 PM (cS/ge)

128 So, I've had the GIANT strawberry plant for a number of years now.

I've gotten quite a few strawberries over the years.

It all depends on the rabbits.

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:33 PM (B4vfZ)

129 127 - I get ya, one of those Cilantro haters. Tastes like soap right? I love Cilantro, but I know about the haters, and they really really hate it! They say there is a scientific reason for that.

Posted by: quint at February 24, 2018 04:35 PM (n13/j)

130 I'm thinking of buying a grow light to expand my horizons.

Posted by: girldog at


Don't fall asleep under it.

Remember the movie "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" ?

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:43 PM (B4vfZ)

131 aaahhh. So what do I do about the slugs? Do I have to use pesticide?

Can't you just salt them ?

Think of the Wicked Witch at the end of the movie when they threw water on her( I can't think of the name )

"AAAAAAhhhhhhh I'm MELTING ! Oh what a world"

Posted by: JT at February 24, 2018 04:52 PM (B4vfZ)

132 Salt around what you want to save

Chess Dress Nood

Posted by: Skip at February 24, 2018 04:56 PM (aC6Sd)

133 >>> the SMALLEST ! plastic bag was in there with the TINIEST seeds I'd ever seen.

JT. a tip from a friend who ran a nursery - you can mix those seeds with fine sand. Helps to spread over a wider range.

She used the sand to tamp over flats that she was using for cuttings as well. Helps to keep moisture in.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 24, 2018 05:05 PM (cu8/f)

134 Put out bird-feeders for the first time about three weeks ago. We already had birds visit our waterbath, so natives would come by regularly. But the food brought things to a whole 'nother level. Now they come by like clockwork:

White-Winged Doves
Blue Jays
Cardinals
Cow Birds
House (or possibly Purple) Finches
Carolina Chickadees
Tufted Titmouse
Pine Siskins
Dark-eyed Juncoes
Sparrows (can't really tell what species)
Red-Shouldered Hawks
An occasional Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Mockingbirds

And after the rain, Robins and Crows.

And Squirrels to keep it all chaotic.

Certain times it's busier than an airport.

It's nice to escape TV and the news to glance out at the circus. The different personalities are fascinating.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at February 24, 2018 07:16 PM (H8S+R)

135 girldog: "aaahhh. So what do I do about the slugs? Do I have to use pesticide?"

Sluggo (Iron Phosphate)
Sluggo Plus (Iron Phosphate and Spinosad)

Iron Phosphate is for the slugs, Spinosad for various other nuisance pests. They're OMNI listed, so they're safe for gardens, pets, and organic programs.

It does work and it's easy to disperse, moreso than beer traps, diatomaceous earth.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at February 24, 2018 07:37 PM (H8S+R)

Thread before the Gardening Thread: Musings on Migration from a Hungarian [KT]

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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How well do you know Hungarian

Earlier this month, a German human rights activist admitted that Muslim refugees have no intention of adopting our values. Said it out loud.

Writing in The Brussels Journal, George Handlery (a Hungarian educated in the USA, now living in Switzerland) weighs in on migration into Europe as a more general topic. The whole piece is worth reading, but here are a few highlights. Okay, so the English is slightly awkward sometimes. How is your Hungarian?:

Let us begin with the problem's origins and magnitude. From there we go to meeting this modern version of the "migration of peoples" that had toppled Greco-Roman civilization. This hesitantly made analogy is anathema in influential circles: They insist upon problem solving within their ideology's confines. Thus, the Old World is as helpless to cope, as was the Roman Empire before 476.

Opposition to migration is growing in Europe:

A recent example comes from Hungary. (Like her neighbors, in 500 years they have not managed to integrate their resistant Gypsies. Unless, of course, renaming them "Roma" passes as a solution.) After calling the EU as solid as "Swiss cheese", the government sent an inquiry to its citizens to discover what they want.

The preamble: "There are those according to whom, Brussels' policy on immigration and terrorism has failed and that this demands new approaches. Are you in agreement with the statements below? "

A shortened sample of some of the questions: "Would you support it if, contrary to Brussels' permissive policy, the government introduces more restrictive regulations?"

"Do you agree that after the least possible delay, illegal border crossers need to be repatriated?"

As a side note, a Gypsy family has been hanging out periodically at a McDonalds not far from us, begging, in the last couple of months. My mother had a Gypsy family living across the street from her a few years ago. Their habits were . . . distinctive. Have you ever met a Gypsy in America? Back to the final recommendation in Handlery's post:

There are some very simple ways of stopping this. Ship everyone straight back where they came from. No passport holder of ANY country that refuses to take back their citizens will be permitted to enter Europe for any reason.. That may well be too draconian for the delicate stomachs of our ruling elite, so go about it in a more gentle way. Since every country that sends these hordes also receives substantial aid from most EU countries continue with the aid but deduct the cost their illegal citizens occur, be that housing, welfare, health care or education, tote it all up and consider it aid. Those countries will be slamming shut their border so fast you'll be able to hear the slam in Europe..

Think that would work? Might it be adapted in some way to the USA?

Here's a famous, partially-assimilated European Gypsy, at least a fantasy Gypsy.

Django Reinhardt was a Gypsy. He seemed to assimilate pretty well.

Have a great weekend.

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1 whee!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 11:22 AM (oVJmc)

2 Ha

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 24, 2018 11:22 AM (89T5c)

3 I'll get them.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 24, 2018 11:23 AM (89T5c)

4 Looking at the new sidebar thing about the shooting, it seems when the scatology hit the oscillating unit everyone except Broward County Sheriff's Department deputies did their utmost for the kids.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 11:24 AM (bxLgY)

5 What about Gypsy Rose Lee?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 11:24 AM (oVJmc)

6 Ooh,and I read the dang content. Rookie move.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 24, 2018 11:25 AM (5O7DN)

7 Looking at the new sidebar thing about the shooting, it seems when the
scatology hit the oscillating unit everyone except Broward County
Sheriff's Department deputies did their utmost for the kids.


Broward = Shithole

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 11:25 AM (oVJmc)

8 Opposition to migration is growing in Europe:

Well, that certainly is promising news.

Posted by: The Band on the Titanic at February 24, 2018 11:25 AM (Tyii7)

9 I was hoping for a discussion of the Golden Bull.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2018 11:26 AM (2K6fY)

10 10th

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay woke! at February 24, 2018 11:27 AM (uw8GV)

11 Hungary is nice. Planning an anniversary trip to Budapest coming up...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 24, 2018 11:27 AM (5O7DN)

12 Hey, this is a fellow moron, Ace put it in sidebar. We have to support our own.

Posted by: Dumpsterjuice at February 24, 2018 11:27 AM (Yu4ah)

13 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-43174862

Posted by: Dumpsterjuice at February 24, 2018 11:27 AM (Yu4ah)

14 I peeped the sidebar link which went to Brian Kilmeade roasting that asshole Bill Kristol. He's turned into such a dickhead or maybe he always ways.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay woke! at February 24, 2018 11:28 AM (uw8GV)

15 One point to consider, Western Europeans have never managed to form a unified, multi-ethnic authoritarian state.

Muslims have - the Caliphate.

Is it any surprise the people running the EU want to bring in more Muslims?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 11:29 AM (Z8FFX)

16 The gypsies in the Houston area were mostly into roofing / home repair scams with senior citizens. They have for the most part moved on as they are apt to do.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 24, 2018 11:29 AM (2DOZq)

17 Meanwhile in Germany, Frau Merkel is still trying to form a government. Five months after elections that saw many Germans revolt and vote for the AfD party.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 11:30 AM (bxLgY)

18 Damn read it.

Posted by: Shitstorm at February 24, 2018 11:30 AM (70cRb)

19 My visit to Hungary and Austria was all too brief.
I would love to go back. Money - wise, it's not too bad, but I know zero Hungarian. Or German.
But I absolutely loved the people, the music, the food.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 11:31 AM (w7KSn)

20 I thought "gypsy" was unPC? Aren't they "travelers" now?

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:32 AM (O5Q3r)

21 Sleepy Jeff could get a good investigation going into Broward defrauding the federal government for grant money. Think he will?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 11:33 AM (oVJmc)

22 We were in Austria and Hungary over Christmas and absolutely gorgeous, great food and people. And not many Muslims if any.

Posted by: IC at February 24, 2018 11:33 AM (gcme+)

23 Delta and United announced ties cut with NRA.

CNN is crowing this loudly from their website, and the drumbeat is getting louder.

They are winning this one.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 11:34 AM (5OEn4)

24
I thought "gypsy" was unPC? Aren't they "travelers" now?
Posted by: tu3031


The Travelling Romaburys

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 11:34 AM (IqV8l)

25 My visit to Hungary and Austria was all too brief.

Especially with that really long plane flight in the middle. Perhaps next time you should pick two countries next to each other. Of course, it helps that one of them speaks English and has bloomin' onions.

Posted by: Barack Obama, chillin' in the hood at February 24, 2018 11:34 AM (LAe3v)

26 All through the caravan, I was boinking all the men.

Posted by: Sandra Flook, Gypsy Woman at February 24, 2018 11:35 AM (Tyii7)

27 This hesitantly made analogy is anathema in influential circles
---
Hence the influential circles need to go.

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2018 11:35 AM (XQvuQ)

28 We did the Danube cruise, Budapest to Nuremberg.
Fantastic. All of it.
I gained a pound a day.
Took me twice as long to shed it.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 11:36 AM (w7KSn)

29 They are winning this one.





Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 11:34 AM (5OEn4)

This week.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2018 11:37 AM (Dbv1R)

30 16 The gypsies in the Houston area were mostly into roofing / home repair scams with senior citizens. They have for the most part moved on as they are apt to do.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 24, 2018 11:29 AM (2DOZq)

Yep. Driveway pavers a couple of years ago around here, I suspect it's near about time for them to show up again.

Posted by: jsg at February 24, 2018 11:37 AM (EcEWt)

31 Back when I was a kid, a band of gypsies would come into town every spring for about a week. The town mothers would not let their kids roam any farther than the immediate neighbors house. The gypsies were not nice people.

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 11:37 AM (Fs5vw)

32 Sleepy Jeff could get a good investigation going into Broward defrauding the federal government for grant money. Think he will?
***
Is that going to help him with whatever the deep state is blackmailing him over?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 11:38 AM (Z8FFX)

33 I saw Stephane Grappelli live once. Lucky me. I think he was in his 80s.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:38 AM (sdi6R)

34 Esmeralda was hot though.

Posted by: jsg at February 24, 2018 11:39 AM (EcEWt)

35 The NRA doesn't survive by discounts offered by airlines and hotels.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 11:39 AM (oVJmc)

36 Take it, Cher....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOSZwEwl_1Q

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:39 AM (O5Q3r)

37 Yep. Driveway pavers a couple of years ago around here, I suspect it's near about time for them to show up again.

Posted by: jsg at February 24, 2018 11:37 AM (EcEWt)

Seems to me the way to deal with those conmen would be to burn their trucks to the ground. No truck, no con.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 24, 2018 11:39 AM (Dbv1R)

38 Delta and United announced ties cut with NRA.



CNN is crowing this loudly from their website, and the drumbeat is getting louder.



They are winning this one.
---
Eh, I don't need to fly unpatriotic airlines.

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2018 11:39 AM (XQvuQ)

39 They are winning this one.


Well, we'd better just pack it in and call it a day.

Posted by: Defenders of Freedom at February 24, 2018 11:39 AM (Tyii7)

40 I peeped the sidebar link which went to Brian Kilmeade roasting that asshole Bill Kristol. He's turned into such a dickhead or maybe he always ways.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay woke! at February 24, 2018 11:28 AM (uw8GV)



Now that Trump's flushing these so-called conservatives out of the brush,

I suspect that most of them like Bill Kristol were always liberals but didn't have the ability or mad skillz to make it in the Libtard Big Time MSM,

so they became Pet Conservatives for liberal outlets.

They could be ineffective and ineffectual mouthpieces for ineffective Republican/conservative initiatives and yet,

still attend all those dishy Washington/New York parties.

Trump blew up all that by actually wanting to do the right thing by Americans and the Middle Class.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 24, 2018 11:41 AM (9q7Dl)

41 My high school had kids from damn near every European ethnic group - Italians, Germans, Greeks, Macedonians (Jeebus dont confuse those two), Spanish, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Slavs, Romanian and a few Im sure Ive forgotten. And it was glorious - no real trouble and the food and drink and celebrations we were exposed to!! Plenty of non-English speaking Yai yais and Papas but all working toward being a productive American.

Wow. I really miss it.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 11:41 AM (tr2D7)

42 How well do you know Hungarian?

I looked at the first question and closed the tab.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:42 AM (sdi6R)

43 They are whining this one.

NRA members also have options when it comes to spending their money.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 24, 2018 11:42 AM (2NqXo)

44 My grandfather graduated NYU a very long time ago, and before he began his career as a teacher, traveled to Hungary and lived there for almost two years as a single man, to experience a different culture.

He'd had Latin in school and had learned German. In Hungary, he gained fluency in the language, and his Latin and German was no help at all, because Hungarian is derived from something else entirely.

Gramps was an avid photographer, and a chemist, so did all his own developing and printing. I have a box of his glass negatives from when he was in Europe. The scenes are quote pastoral.

He subscribed to two newspapers his whole life, one German, the other Hungarian, just to keep up with the languages.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 11:42 AM (5OEn4)

45
How well do you know Hungarian?
---
Well, I know I'm having lunch in about an hour.

Posted by: Methos at February 24, 2018 11:43 AM (XQvuQ)

46 23 Delta and United announced ties cut with NRA.

CNN is crowing this loudly from their website, and the drumbeat is getting louder.

They are winning this one.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 11:34 AM (5OEn4)

Hand wringing :

[X] Noted

[ ] Not Noted

Posted by: jsg at February 24, 2018 11:43 AM (EcEWt)

47 28 We did the Danube cruise, Budapest to Nuremberg.
Fantastic. All of it.
I gained a pound a day.
Took me twice as long to shed it.
Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 11:36 AM (w7KSn)

Who did you cruise with? We are planning for one, They look fantastic, and I like that you don't have to unpack.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 24, 2018 11:44 AM (dKiJG)

48 35 The NRA doesn't survive by discounts offered by airlines and hotels.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 11:39 AM (oVJmc)


THIS!!

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 11:44 AM (Fs5vw)

49 How well do you know Hungarian?

I'd like to get to know that first one better.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:44 AM (sdi6R)

50 41 My high school had kids from damn near every European ethnic group - Italians, Germans, Greeks, Macedonians (Jeebus dont confuse those two), Spanish, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Slavs, Romanian and a few Im sure Ive forgotten. And it was glorious - no real trouble and the food and drink and celebrations we were exposed to!! Plenty of non-English speaking Yai yais and Papas but all working toward being a productive American.

Wow. I really miss it.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 24, 2018 11:41 AM (tr2D7)
----
But it would be described today as an "all white" monoculture -- not diverse at all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 24, 2018 11:44 AM (qJtVm)

51 I'm so sick and tired of the politics of shopping. Honestly I wish companies would just lower their prices instead of donating to this or that organization so I don't have to keep track of who's donating to Planned Barrenhood and other crap that I don't want to support. And I HATE that SJW's can still intimidate companies/politicians with their slimy accustations.

Posted by: Iris at February 24, 2018 11:44 AM (kdgv3)

52 My headmaster was Hungarian-a concert pianist. He was part of the 1956 revolution, and loathed Communists. Our school was a classical European preparatory school, and his influence in the evils of Communism was pervasive.

Sadly, after he retired, the Board brought in multi culti global types, and though the school is now in a ritzy neighborhood (during my time it wasn't) with bells and whistles for the bells and whistles, I don't think the education is as rock solid. They haven't had a National Merit Scholar in many years, and there were six in my graduating class. Anecdotal, but I think telling in the pedagogy.

Posted by: moki at February 24, 2018 11:45 AM (V+V48)

53 he NRA doesn't survive by discounts offered by airlines and hotels.





Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 11:39 AM (oVJmc)





THIS!!

They've probably made made more in new memberships and renewals in the last week then this will ever cost them.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 11:46 AM (O5Q3r)

54 IIRC there's a town in South Carolina that's nothing but Gypsy's.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 11:46 AM (w+Jhj)

55 "Who did you cruise with? "

Avalon. On the Panorama.
Luxurious, to say the least.
We got a deal because I was a guest lecturer. Half off.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 11:46 AM (w7KSn)

56 Sleepy Jeff could get a good investigation going into Broward defrauding the federal government for grant money. Think he will?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles
=========================


Sessions could drive a stake through the heart of Dem voting/political corruption in Broward county.
But no.

Posted by: Willard at February 24, 2018 11:46 AM (eSAWM)

57 The pics of Trudeau in India are hilarious. I can't even think of it in terms of "what a stupid liberal", it's just escapist comedy. Although he seems to have a nice family and it's a shame he dragged them into it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:47 AM (/qEW2)

58 He'd had Latin in school and had learned German. In Hungary, he gained
fluency in the language, and his Latin and German was no help at all,
because Hungarian is derived from something else entirely.

So it's like Austria?

Posted by: Ex President Cock Curious at February 24, 2018 11:47 AM (O5Q3r)

59 "He was part of the 1956 revolution, and loathed Communists."

That is what I love about Hungary, they have no love for communism, and Soros is a wanted man there.
You can still see vestigial remnants of the Soviet influence there, I'm glad they leave them standing so you may witness what a pathetic, vacant ideology the whole thing is.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 11:49 AM (w7KSn)

60 Jordan Petersen had an interesting (as usual) observation from Clinical Psychology in one of his videos.

It seems there is a very strong correlation with Conservative values, and areas that have diseases being imported from outside the area.

That strong borders, and defending your own culture becomes dominant thoughts when that outsider, could literally kill you just from his presence.

Note, Diseases that we had wiped out in the US, are back... we are committing cultural suicide by NOT defending our own culture... and celebrating the very reason everyone wants to come here in the first place.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:52 AM (NgKpN)

61 Gypsy woman told my mother before I was born, I got a boy-child coming. Gonna be a son of a gun.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:53 AM (xJa6I)

62 It's really sad to see collegial Jeffie Sessionzzz get all this hate. It seemed pretty obvious to me that decades in the Senate (and thus DC) is probably enough to get you into the "My Friends" mindset, so I never expected any promised swamp draining to affect the "important" people.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 11:53 AM (gwPgz)

63 *looks around for Heidi*
O:O
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Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 11:53 AM (70cRb)

64 55 "Who did you cruise with? "

Avalon. On the Panorama.
Luxurious, to say the least.
We got a deal because I was a guest lecturer. Half off.
Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 11:46 AM (w7KSn)

We are looking into doing a Family one, I think it's Viking. Our son is only 5 but it we are looking at booking 2 years out, so he will be seven and maybe old enough to learn and enjoy it.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 24, 2018 11:53 AM (dKiJG)

65 @15 One point to consider, Western Europeans have never managed to form a unified, multi-ethnic authoritarian state.
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Arguably, the Roman Empire was this. The Romans would conquer another group of people, and then the members of the newly conquered group would have the opportunity to become Roman citizens.

Where it all started to fall apart was when the barbarians started letting themselves across the border, invariably cut a deal that involved themselves becoming nominal Roman subjects, and then didn't integrate (which was fine with the Romans at the time, since they saw the barbarians as buffers against the other nomadic groups - particularly that one led by some guy named Attila...).

Since then?

No.

And I would argue that Islam has also not had a successful multi-ethnic empire. Yes, they've had empires that ruled over multiple ethnicities. But so did the Austrians. Adherents of Islam - at least in the Middle East - appear to be very conscious of the ethnicity of others, particularly if the one being conscious is Arab.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 11:54 AM (TadoT)

66 Holy crap. I took the Hungarian test and got 92% "Are you a native Hungarian?".

I only got two wrong. How I managed that I'll never know.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:54 AM (sdi6R)

67 I'm hoping this is a multiple choice exam.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 11:54 AM (ks6bw)

68 Since I'll be at work for the Pet Thread

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydx9a2ab

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 11:54 AM (bxLgY)

69 That is what I love about Hungary, they have no love for communism, and Soros is a wanted man there.
You can still see vestigial remnants of the Soviet influence there, I'm glad they leave them standing so you may witness what a pathetic, vacant ideology the whole thing is.
Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 11:49 AM (w7KSn)


Some thing I experienced in Kiev, Ukraine. Much of is still very Soviet, but most (at the time I visited anyway) were extremely anti Russian.

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 11:55 AM (Fs5vw)

70 Hey Mark. What grip did you get with the 2000? Classic has them for 399.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 11:55 AM (70cRb)

71 39 They are winning this one.


Well, we'd better just pack it in and call it a day.
Posted by: Defenders of Freedom at February 24, 2018 11:39 AM (Tyii7)

Yeah... going to be an early night...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:55 AM (NgKpN)

72 I'll be honest, I don't know many Hungarians. Steven Brust, the author, comes closest for me.

The Hungarian strippers I've met were nice, not as dusky as Romanians.

I'm a big fan of Hungarian or American goulash. And I'm a fan of any nation with the self respect to tell the EU to Fuck off.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:55 AM (xJa6I)

73 Just don't ask me to pronounce any of those words.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 11:55 AM (sdi6R)

74 My parents honeymoooned in Austria & I'm pretty sure they pissed off a Gypsy & she put a curse on them. It would explain a lot about our lives.

Posted by: josephistan at February 24, 2018 11:55 AM (ANIFC)

75 Without Hungarians, where would we get our paprika?

On the NRA topic - I don't know if these companies actually contribute to the NRA or just offer discounts of some sort to members. I'd agree that on a net cash basis, the NRA has probably not suffered significantly (if at all) from these companies showing their corporate asses.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 11:56 AM (Sfs6o)

76 15 One point to consider, Western Europeans have never managed to form a unified, multi-ethnic authoritarian state.

Muslims have - the Caliphate.

Is it any surprise the people running the EU want to bring in more Muslims?
Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 11:29 AM (Z8FFX)

Well Tito managed, but it wasn't pretty and it didn't out-live him.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:56 AM (xJa6I)

77 IIRC there's a town in South Carolina that's nothing but Gypsy's.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 24, 2018 11:46 AM (w+Jhj)

There's a large group in the Aiken area.

Posted by: BignJames at February 24, 2018 11:57 AM (0+nbW)

78 70 Hey Mark. What grip did you get with the 2000? Classic has them for 399.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 11:55 AM (70cRb)

Hey Bob.

Mine has the Glock 19 grip.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:57 AM (xJa6I)

79 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'


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In the county, the savage county the lion sleeps tonight
In the county, the savage county the lion sleeps tonight
A runaway a runaway a runaway a runaway
Ah eeeeeeeeeee ee ee a ee bang bang kaboom
Ah eeeeeeeeeee ee ee a ee bang bang kaboom

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:58 AM (+y/Ru)

80 In Budapest we stayed at the Gellert.
The hotel itself is in a sort of state of delightful decay, could use some renovation (I imagine it would cost a fortune) but what a history, going back to Roman times where it was a thermal bath. It still has a huge indoor heated pool, and we swam in it for an hour.
It was like going back to 1950.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 11:58 AM (w7KSn)

81 CNN, United, etc are probably doing more for NRAs membership and funding than any offer for a potential 5% discount ever did.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 11:58 AM (ks6bw)

82 Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 11:54 AM (TadoT)

Hmmm... actually... what about Britain in the Empire period?

They were unapologetic that their culture was superior.... and it took at least partial hold everywhere from the US, to India...

It wasn't until they became wimps about their own culture... that it fell apart IMO.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:58 AM (NgKpN)

83 A few in Europe starting to wake up? About ten years too late.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 24, 2018 12:00 PM (roQNm)

84 78 70 Hey Mark. What grip did you get with the 2000? Classic has them for 399.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 11:55 AM (70cRb)

Hey Bob.

Mine has the Glock 19 grip.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:57 AM (xJa6I)

Thanks. Thats the smaller but takes all mags I believe. that the one i want. I'd rather hold it in a store but looks like online is the only way to find one here in Phoenix. Great deals to.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 12:00 PM (70cRb)

85 79 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'



Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 11:58 AM (+y/Ru)

/sheds the skin he is hiding under...

Pulls his gun....

Posted by: The Wolf in Sheeps Clothing... at February 24, 2018 12:00 PM (NgKpN)

86 I want to see Budapest in the worst way.

I'd also love to do one of those Danube cruises. Maybe in a couple years if I can get a good job again and can convince the wife. She'd rather see Australia, apparently.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 12:01 PM (xJa6I)

87 It's a shame about the Christmas Markets now, all the videos I have watched all comment about how the entrances all have truck barriers and Police with machine guns walking around.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 24, 2018 12:01 PM (dKiJG)

88 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Travellers

Not Hungarian, but the same ethos.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 24, 2018 12:01 PM (aS7LQ)

89 84 78 70 Hey Mark. What grip did you get with the 2000? Classic has them for 399.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 11:55 AM (70cRb)

Hey Bob.

Mine has the Glock 19 grip.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 11:57 AM (xJa6I)

Thanks. Thats the smaller but takes all mags I believe. that the one i want. I'd rather hold it in a store but looks like online is the only way to find one here in Phoenix. Great deals to.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 12:00 PM (70cRb)

I've used Classic Firearms a few times. They're pretty reliable.

I hope you get yours soon, I want to hear your opinion on it.

I think I'll take my Sub-2000 to the range today, now that I'm thinking about it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 12:02 PM (xJa6I)

90
The NRA doesn't survive by discounts offered by airlines and hotels.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 24, 2018 11:39 AM



I'm not an NRA member, but thank you Mr. Peebles for answering the question I was going to ask - how exactly were all these corporations "supporting" the NRA? And the answer is discounts given to NRA members? That's it? Whoop-de-doo.

Posted by: Hands at February 24, 2018 12:02 PM (EzdLW)

91 Django Reinhardt nearly lost his life when the caravan he and his wife lived in caught fire when he knocked over a candle on his way to bed. His wife made artificial flowers from extremely flammable celluloid. They caught fire, engulfing the wagon in flames almost immediately. Reinhardt dragged himself and his wife through the fire to safety, but suffered extensive burns on his left hand and other areas. He received first- and second-degree burns over half his body. His right leg was paralyzed, and the fourth and fifth fingers of his left hand were badly burned. Doctors believed that he would never play guitar again, and they intended to amputate one of his legs. Reinhardt refused to have the surgery and left the hospital after a short time; he was able to walk within a year with the aid of a cane.

Two of his fingers remained paralyzed. By sheer will, he taught himself to overcome his now permanent handicap by using only his thumb and two fingers.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 12:02 PM (+y/Ru)

92 @59 That is what I love about Hungary, they have no love for communism, and Soros is a wanted man there.
You can still see vestigial remnants of the Soviet influence there, I'm glad they leave them standing so you may witness what a pathetic, vacant ideology the whole thing is.
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I've got two board games that deal with the struggle against Communism in Eastern Europe. The first is called '1989' (it's a sort of sequel to Twilight Struggle, if anyone here has played that game). It focuses on 1989, which is the year that the pro-Soviet governments collapsed in EVERY single one of the Eastern European nations (it was also the year of the Tianenmen Square demonstrations, which also get a nod). It's a two player game - democrats versus communists (the thing is that while the governments are going to fall, the replacement government might be dominated by the communists-in-all-but-name).

The other game is called "Days of Ire", and is about the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. I haven't played this one yet, but it's a game for up to four people - either a cooperative game, or a multiple Hungarian players versus Comrade Zhukov. Note, though, that the game ends with the historical agreement between the Hungarian demonstrators and the Soviets... that was then promptly broken just a few days later when the Soviets invaded.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 12:03 PM (TadoT)

93 I've used Classic Firearms a few times. They're pretty reliable.

I hope you get yours soon, I want to hear your opinion on it.

I think I'll take my Sub-2000 to the range today, now that I'm thinking about it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 12:02 PM (xJa6I)

I think today is the day. Have fun.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at February 24, 2018 12:04 PM (70cRb)

94 If you define a Caliphate as someone who has managed to control Cairo, Damascus, and Baghdad; such entities oft times do not outlast the guy who conquered them.

Whereas Western and Chinese empires have managed to last for quite awhile in most cases. Alexander the Great being one that didn't, though the three successor states did survive for quite awhile.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 12:04 PM (bxLgY)

95 Gypsy experience involves a group of gypsies that used to "shop" at the Christian bookstore managed by my husband. One of the gypsies became a Christian, so she talked her fellow gypsies into not shoplifting at the store.

They still shoplifted at another Christian bookstore in a nearby town, owned by the same family. They didn't like the manager there.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 12:04 PM (g5YYQ)

96 A few in Europe starting to wake up? About ten years too late.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse

Just my stupid opinion.

It's too late. And it was too late 10 years ago. I can remember thinking that in 2008, the last time I was in Paris (on business).

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 12:05 PM (S6Pax)

97 @75 I've been an NRA life member for over 25 years, and aside from one car rental deal, I either never heard of or never cared to look up any of those other so-called "corporate allegiances." I'm pretty sure that the "sponsoring" companies seek them out, not the NRA. So that tells you something.

United? Delta? You must be joking. Does anyone not on the company's travel account ever board their aircraft?

The Chubb Group declaraion may be a thing, though. NRA-affiliated insurance for "private" club ranges is kind of a big deal.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 12:05 PM (H5rtT)

98
They were unapologetic that their culture was superior.... and it took at least partial hold everywhere from the US, to India...
It wasn't until they became wimps about their own culture... that it fell apart IMO.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:58 AM (NgKpN)


Fighting two world wars within a span of three decades might have had something to do with it

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 12:05 PM (lKyWE)

99 I don't know if these companies actually contribute to the NRA or just offer discounts of some sort to members.

It doesn't look like they actually contribute anything. They benefited from the association by attracting NRA members with the discount, and the NRA attracted members with being able to offer discounts as a benefit. I think it won't hurt the NRA at all to do away with all member discount programs. That's not what their core membership is about, and I think this demonstrates remarkably well why the NRA exists to begin with. The actions of these companies work pretty well as a de facto membership drive. Hell, I'm considering becoming a lifetime member just to spite the SJW teens.

Posted by: no good deed at February 24, 2018 12:06 PM (eIQHF)

100 The NRA does not get its political power fro $ contributions which they use to contribute to politicians which support the second amendment. They get their power from the raw number of members.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 24, 2018 12:06 PM (mpXpK)

101 It's fascinating watching the (D)s trying to explain why it is totes okay for the police to cower in the parking lot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 12:06 PM (ks6bw)

102 @82 Hmmm... actually... what about Britain in the Empire period?

They were unapologetic that their culture was superior.... and it took at least partial hold everywhere from the US, to India...
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Forgot about them. I think you have a point.

But... "COLONIALISM!!1!", they shrieked in horror!

So the elite looking for examples as described in the original post would probably ignore them.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 12:07 PM (TadoT)

103 Magyar (Hungarian) is a Uralic language. Say, where is Miklos?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 24, 2018 12:08 PM (2K6fY)

104 Syria sneezed on Europe. Merkel licked it up instead of wiping it off, and now she wants to French kiss Hungary.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 12:09 PM (/qEW2)

105 Got 75% on the Hungarian quiz.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at February 24, 2018 12:09 PM (/A+Cl)

106 We were warned about Gypsies by our Guide/Translator she was excellent she gave my wife something that would make a crunching sound if someone was reaching in to her purse. Also restaurants they would send kids to beg for money, the waiter usually kicked them out, because when one kid was getting money another would try and steal.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 24, 2018 12:09 PM (dKiJG)

107 That is what I love about Hungary, they have no love for communism, and Soros is a wanted man there.
You can still see vestigial remnants of the Soviet influence there, I'm glad they leave them standing so you may witness what a pathetic, vacant ideology the whole thing is.
Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 11:49 AM (w7KSn)


Only shoplifting half the stores you enter is pretty Christian.

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 12:09 PM (Fs5vw)

108 Well, that was easy.

Just renewed my NRA membership.


And Enterprise, and Delta can kiss my ass.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 24, 2018 12:10 PM (EyPfd)

109 Atilla himself tried to raid Rome and almost married a Roman princess offered to him as a gesture of peace.
That is a hell of a story.
Before I cruised the Danube, I had a mental picture of it as being somewhat placid. That couldn't be further from the truth. The Danube was a force of nature separating the Roman empire from the barbarians for centuries. Only a fool would a attempt a crossing. The swift currents would have you on your way to the Black Sea in no time. Floods would consume entire towns.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 12:10 PM (w7KSn)

110
@15 One point to consider, Western Europeans have never managed to form a unified, multi-ethnic authoritarian state.

The Roman Catholic Church is on line two and would like to have a word.
Some found it more glorious than others, as things worked out.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 12:10 PM (H5rtT)

111 >>>Magyar (Hungarian) is a Uralic language. Say, where is Miklos?

Where's publius? He's had some odd problems with gypsies.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 12:12 PM (/qEW2)

112 I don't think the education is as rock solid. They
haven't had a National Merit Scholar in many years, and there were six
in my graduating class. Anecdotal, but I think telling in the pedagogy. Posted by: moki at February 24, 2018 11:45 AM (V+V4
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My experience as well. Eldest kidlet had international students and at least four with 'perfect' ACT scores. 10% of elementary school teachers had PhDs. By the time youngest kidlet came around, they were full-bore 'social' nonsense and had none. Just a confluence of time and opportunity, I guess. After all, the soft bigotry is more pervasive than we think.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 12:12 PM (MIKMs)

113 Is it gauche to put corn in the goulash?

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 12:13 PM (bJ0w+)

114 Oh Bibliophiles:

Georgian and Victorian Board Games: The Liman Collection as listed on Amazon: https://preview.tinyurl.com/yacj8t72

What some of the boards look like:
http://www.ufunk.net/en/insolite/liman-collection-jeux-de-societe-vintage/

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 12:13 PM (bxLgY)

115 Fighting two world wars within a span of three decades might have had something to do with it

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 12:05 PM (lKyWE)


The post WW II United Nations concept of the "noble savage" didn't help!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 12:13 PM (gwPgz)

116 @109 You are sure right. Traditional historians in yon olden times dated the "fall" of Roman imperial power to the year in which several whole tribes crossed the Danube into Roman territory. It was right around 500, and everyone around thought it quite a feat and a very big deal.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 24, 2018 12:13 PM (H5rtT)

117 It's just like that old gypsy woman said!

Posted by: Cheryl Tunt at February 24, 2018 12:13 PM (NWiLs)

118 88 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Travellers

Not Hungarian, but the same ethos.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 24, 2018 12:01 PM (aS7LQ)


Funny how that article says they are subject to discrimination, without mentioning the notorious scams they run which make normal people very wary of them.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 12:14 PM (sdi6R)

119 113 Is it gauche to put corn in the goulash?
Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 12:13 PM (bJ0w+)

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Just don't pair it with Grenache

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 24, 2018 12:14 PM (9SkN+)

120 Does anyone here have specific experience with Gun Owners of America (GOA)? They seem to have a fairly active lobbying component. I send them money because they have 'gun' in their name.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:16 PM (Sfs6o)

121 "Is it gauche to put corn in the goulash? "


Nope.

One of the recognized ways to put corn in your turds.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 24, 2018 12:16 PM (EyPfd)

122 57 The pics of Trudeau in India are hilarious. I can't even think of it in terms of "what a stupid liberal", it's just escapist comedy. Although he seems to have a nice family and it's a shame he dragged them into it.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 11:47 AM (/qEW2)

He's such a twat. Jumping off the plane into a one-man Bollywood number isn't endearing, it's puerile and offensive. His wife is definitely a 1 on the ScoggScale though. Apparently soybois can get good-looking wimminz if they have power and connections.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 12:16 PM (NWiLs)

123 101 It's fascinating watching the (D)s trying to explain why it is totes okay for the police to cower in the parking lot.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football Forever at February 24, 2018 12:06 PM (ks6bw)


Well, otherwise they would be shooting black people for no reason.

/s

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 12:16 PM (sdi6R)

124 They were unapologetic that their culture was superior.... and it took at least partial hold everywhere from the US, to India...
It wasn't until they became wimps about their own culture... that it fell apart IMO.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 11:58 AM (NgKpN)


Fighting two world wars within a span of three decades might have had something to do with it
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 12:05 PM (lKyWE)

They had already started to shed parts of the empire by WW1...

WW1 really accelerated the process... WW2 completed it... but they lost their 'Mojo' in the early 1800's IMO....

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 12:17 PM (NgKpN)

125 'We Szekeleys have a right to be proud, for in our veins flows the blood of many brave races who fought as the lion fights, for lordship. Here, in the whirlpool of European races, the Ugric tribe bore down from Iceland and the fighting spirit which Thor and Wodin gave them, which their Berserkers displayed to such fell intent on the seaboards of Europe, ay, and of Asia and Africa too, till the peoples thought that the were-wolves themselves had come. Here, too, when they came, they fought the Huns, whose warlike fury had swept the earth like a living flame, till the dying peoples held that in their veins ran the blood of those old witches, who, expelled from Scythia had mated with the devils in the desert. Fools, fools! What devil or what witch was ever so great as Attila, whose blood is in these veins? Is it a wonder that we were a conquering race; that we were proud; that when the Magyar, the Lombard, the Avar, the Bulgar, or the Turk poured his thousands on our frontiers, we drove them back? Is it strange that when Arpad and his legions swept through the Hungarian fatherland, he found us here when he reached the frontier? And when the Hungarian flood swept eastward, the Szekeleys were claimed as kindred by the victorious Magyars, and to us for centuries was trusted the guarding of the frontier of Turkey-land; ay and more than that, endless duty of the frontier guard, for, as the Turks say, "water sleeps, and enemy is sleepless". Who more gladly than we throughout the Four Nations received the "bloody sword", or at its warlike call flocked quicker to the standard of the King? When was redeemed that great shame of my nation, the shame of Cassova, when the flags of the Wallach and the Magyar went down beneath the Crescent, who was it but one of my own race who as Voivode crossed the Danube and beat the Turk on his own ground? This was a Dracula indeed! Woe was it that his own unworthy brother, when he had fallen, sold his people to the Turk and brought the shame of slavery upon them! . . . Again, when, after the battle of Mohacs, we threw off the Hungarian yoke, we of the Dracula blood were amongst their leaders, for our spirit would not brook that we were not free. Ah, young sir, the Szekeleys - and the Dracula as their heart's blood, their brains and their swords - can boast a record that mushroom growths like the Hapsburgs and the Romanoffs can never reach. The warlike days are over. Blood is too precious a thing in these days of dishonourable peace; and the glories of the great races are as a tale that is told.'

Count Dracula

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 12:17 PM (+y/Ru)

126 120 Does anyone here have specific experience with Gun Owners of America (GOA)? They seem to have a fairly active lobbying component. I send them money because they have 'gun' in their name.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:16 PM (Sfs6o)

Not directly, but I hear they're very hardcore, as is JPFO.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 12:17 PM (NWiLs)

127 The NRA does not get its political power fro $ contributions which they use to contribute to politicians which support the second amendment. They get their power from the raw number of members.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party
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Radio said Unions contributed more in one year than NRA in the last ten. It gave the numbers but I'm not certain. But NRA was in the middling millions and Unions, for one year, was 1.2 billion.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 12:18 PM (eSAWM)

128 115 Fighting two world wars within a span of three decades might have had something to do with it

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 12:05 PM (lKyWE)

The post WW II United Nations concept of the "noble savage" didn't help!
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 12:13 PM (gwPgz)

that and Wilson's League of Nations....

sooooooooo many things wrong with the US stem from the period from about 1900 to 1920...

Just look at all the Constitutional changes they made during those years...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 12:19 PM (NgKpN)

129 If you define a Caliphate as someone who has managed to control Cairo, Damascus, and Baghdad; such entities oft times do not outlast the guy who conquered them.

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I've referring to the Rashiduns, Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans. Islam had a lot of trouble with a way to produce stable succession process. The Ottomans probably did the best by having the successor exterminate his siblings on succession...but that is pretty horrible and when it didn't work...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 24, 2018 12:19 PM (Z8FFX)

130 104 Syria sneezed on Europe. Merkel licked it up instead of wiping it off, and now she wants to French kiss Hungary.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 24, 2018 12:09 PM (/qEW2)

...vividly said.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards...now with Black Panther Review at February 24, 2018 12:21 PM (xJa6I)

131 Just look at all the Constitutional changes they made during those years...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 12:19 PM (NgKpN)


Nothing quite like "Progress" with an agenda!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 12:21 PM (gwPgz)

132 Learned Clapton's studio version of "Tears in Heaven" on guitar this week and practicing now. Nice piece for fingerstyle, and am playing it on a new Yamaha.

The old Martin D-18 needed some serious work and has been at the luthier's shop for six weeks but is now finished, and outfitted with a blingy new tortoiseshell pickguard.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 12:21 PM (5OEn4)

133 If Soviet Justice Wankers like Justine Trudeau ran the British Empire in the 1800s, in India Hindu wives would still be burned alive at their husbands' funerals today.

And they would be clapping and barking "Sati for you! And sati for you!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 12:21 PM (bxLgY)

134 Only shoplifting half the stores you enter is pretty Christian.
Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 12:09 PM (Fs5vw)

Only one of them became a Christian. They allowed her to stop engaging in the illegal activities, but it wasn't easy for her. Lots of pressure from within the group.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 12:21 PM (g5YYQ)

135 And they would be clapping and barking "Sati for you! And sati for you!"
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 12:21 PM (bxLgY)

I love a good curried sati.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 24, 2018 12:22 PM (NWiLs)

136 I read somewhere that a huge portion of humanity has DNA in them from Attila. Something like a third.
Could be nonsense, but maybe not.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 12:23 PM (w7KSn)

137 WW1 really accelerated the process... WW2 completed it... but they lost their 'Mojo' in the early 1800's IMO....

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 12:17 PM (NgKpN)
************

Fighting the Colonies and the French at the same time?

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 12:24 PM (eSAWM)

138 If you want a good laugh watch Comrade Detective on Amazon Video.

A Romanian communist Cop protects the State from capitalist scum trying to Sell Blue Jeans, Soda Pop, Western Music etc. lots of good jokes about How everything is the greatest made by communists. Jokes like When a criminal gets injured and is in the Hospital " he'll live we have the greatest Health Care in the World" It's a must watch and very funny.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at February 24, 2018 12:24 PM (dKiJG)

139 Lots of pressure from within the group.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 12:21 PM (g5YYQ)


BUT, were they turning their lives around?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 24, 2018 12:24 PM (gwPgz)

140 136 I read somewhere that a huge portion of humanity has DNA in them from Attila. Something like a third.
Could be nonsense, but maybe not.
Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 12:23 PM (w7KSn)


I thought that was Genghis Khan.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 12:24 PM (sdi6R)

141 28 We did the Danube cruise, Budapest to Nuremberg.
Fantastic. All of it.
I gained a pound a day.
Took me twice as long to shed it.
Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2

How did you get to Nürnberg on the Donau, it's nowhere near it

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at February 24, 2018 12:24 PM (losIw)

142 Broward County tactical deputies

https://youtu.be/rh5G6RUgjiM?t=60

Posted by: DaveA at February 24, 2018 12:25 PM (FhXTo)

143 6 I read somewhere that a huge portion of humanity has DNA in them from Attila. Something like a third.
Could be nonsense, but maybe not.
Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 12:23 PM (w7KSn)


Yes! Yes! That explains my attraction to the Mongolian/Chinese buffet I like.

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 12:26 PM (Fs5vw)

144 They are welcome in Brattleboro if no body else wants these poor and destitute Muslims created by Trump policies !!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 24, 2018 12:26 PM (hqQ+Q)

145 "How did you get to Nurnberg on the Donau, it's nowhere near it"

Mad King Ludwig built a canal.
It was mostly folly.

Posted by: navybrat at February 24, 2018 12:27 PM (w7KSn)

146
They had already started to shed parts of the empire by WW1...
WW1 really accelerated the process... WW2 completed it... but they lost their 'Mojo' in the early 1800's IMO....

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 12:17 PM (NgKpN)


The decline of empire had started but I was mainly refering to the two generations of young men who grew up with pride in the empire that were decimated in the conflict

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at February 24, 2018 12:27 PM (lKyWE)

147 because when one kid was getting money another would try and steal.

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Well, duhhh. They diversify. All the great financiers do that.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 12:27 PM (+y/Ru)

148 I know the NRA won't get hurt by Delta and United and Hertz and others going all political, but who does get hurt by all this CNN-lead action is us, the members.

We have been othered. Like skinhead nazis.

Like those who want to fly confederate flags.

It will hurt those NRA members that work for those companies, and many other companies whose HR departments are all SJW. People will get othered, will not gain promotions, maybe will be forced out.

We'll be in the shadows. Our pickup trucks will get keyed, spat upon.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 24, 2018 12:28 PM (5OEn4)

149 I thought that was Genghis Khan.
Posted by: rickl


It's supposedly Genghis, but that's been disproven. The "Genghis gene" is actually one of his ancestors:
nature.com/articles/s41431-017-0012-3

Earlier waves of Turkic / Mongol attacks had already left lots of that DNA around Central Asia. When Temujin started #winning, the first peoples he conquered were peoples who were already his [distant] cousins. He recruited the survivors (easy enough if they're already relatives) and sent them off to do more conquering.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 12:29 PM (6FqZa)

150 75Without Hungarians, where would we get our paprika?



On the NRA topic - I don't know if these companies actually
contribute to the NRA or just offer discounts of some sort to members.
I'd agree that on a net cash basis, the NRA has probably not suffered
significantly (if at all) from these companies showing their corporate
asses. ----

Agreed, but the left is winning the perception game. Major American companies are tersely abandoning millions of Americans with impunity. The left is organized, we aren't, it is that simple. We are getting bulldozed.

If conservatives want to respond, call the company, forget tweeting and email. Tell them you are done with them and why. If you have a loyalty card with them, cancel it; that is concrete, not a tweet.


Posted by: quint at February 24, 2018 12:29 PM (n13/j)

151 Yes! Yes! That explains my attraction to the Mongolian/Chinese buffet I like.
Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 12:26 PM (Fs5vw)

lol. My test for funnies on Ace is if I read it to my husband. I read this one to him and he laughed.

Posted by: girldog at February 24, 2018 12:29 PM (g5YYQ)

152 They are welcome in Brattleboro if no body else wants these poor and destitute Muslims created by Trump policies !!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien
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I figured that you were pretty hot to trot but never thought you were that needy.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 12:29 PM (eSAWM)

153 137 WW1 really accelerated the process... WW2 completed it... but they lost their 'Mojo' in the early 1800's IMO....

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 12:17 PM (NgKpN)
************

Fighting the Colonies and the French at the same time?
Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 12:24 PM (eSAWM)

I actually think we killed the British Empire...

That we won the Revolution destroyed their confidence... destroyed the Idea that God would never allow the British Empire to fail....

It took 100 more years for all the dominoes to fall... but once we showed we could free ourselves from the Empire... others saw it as possible.. including the British people themselves...

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 12:30 PM (NgKpN)

154

Hotscakes in Hootersville!

Posted by: Lisa Douglas, Hungarian at February 24, 2018 12:30 PM (IqV8l)

155 Ethnic Hungarians are not Gypsies (there are a lot of Gypsies in Hungary, but they're considered a foreign people there, as they are elsewhere in Europe).

Romanians are not Gypsies either. The PC term for Gypsy is "Roma", which is a totally different thing from "Romanian".

Hungarians (Magyars) are descended from tribes from extreme Eastern Europe (the Ural Mountains region) that invaded what is now Hungary around the 9th to 10th Century.

Romanians are Slavs, like Russians or Poles. Where they differ is that Romania was conquered and thoroughly assimilated by Rome (hence the name) and accordingly they speak a Romance language related to Latin and Spanish rather than a Slavic language like their Slav neighbors. Genetically, though, they're Slavs.

The Romani (Gypsies) are descended from people who were kicked out of Northern India around 500 AD. Their closest genetic relatives are the "Untouchable" (Dalit) caste in India.


Posted by: Anagram Nation at February 24, 2018 12:31 PM (BPTve)

156 Earlier waves of Turkic / Mongol attacks had already left lots of that DNA around Central Asia. When Temujin started #winning, the first peoples he conquered were peoples who were already his [distant] cousins. He recruited the survivors (easy enough if they're already relatives) and sent them off to do more conquering.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 24, 2018 12:29 PM (6FqZa)

Well Damn Dude...

Have you like... SEEN Mongolian Women???

Of course we're going to invade and steal your Womenz....

Posted by: Atilla the Honey Hunter at February 24, 2018 12:32 PM (NgKpN)

157 137
WW1 really accelerated the process... WW2 completed it... but they lost their 'Mojo' in the early 1800's IMO....



Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 12:17 PM (NgKpN)

************



Fighting the Colonies and the French at the same time?

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 12:24 PM (eSAWM)

Actually fighting WWI caused the biggest setback in the British Empire. They lost a large portion of their male population and those that did return had become severely disenchanted with the class system then prevalent in GB. It also virtually bankrupted the British Empire.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at February 24, 2018 12:32 PM (mpXpK)

158 *pulls from shelf a book*

Mr. Prosser's mouth opened and closed a couple of times while his mind was for a moment was filled with inexplicable but terribly attractive visions of Arthur Dent's house being consumed with fire and Arthur himself running screaming from the blazing ruin with at least three hefty spears protruding from his back.

Khan it is.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 12:32 PM (bxLgY)

159 Agreed, but the left is winning the perception game. Major American companies are tersely abandoning millions of Americans with impunity. The left is organized, we aren't, it is that simple. We are getting bulldozed.

If conservatives want to respond, call the company, forget tweeting and email. Tell them you are done with them and why. If you have a loyalty card with them, cancel it; that is concrete, not a tweet.


Posted by: quint at February 24, 2018 12:29 PM (n13/j)


Hmmmmm. Who won the the presidential election? Just asking.

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 12:33 PM (Fs5vw)

160 Have you like... SEEN Mongolian Women???
Of course we're going to invade and steal your Womenz....
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The ongoing and ultimate 'Irish' problem. /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 12:34 PM (MIKMs)

161
Agreed, but the left is winning the perception game. Major American companies are tersely abandoning millions of Americans with impunity. The left is organized, we aren't, it is that simple. We are getting bulldozed.

If conservatives want to respond, call the company, forget tweeting and email. Tell them you are done with them and why. If you have a loyalty card with them, cancel it; that is concrete, not a tweet.
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Can't argue with this! To be brutally honest. I stopped listening or reading anything by the MSM a number of years ago, so I can only imagine the tidal wave of crap they are generating.


Posted by: quint at February 24, 2018 12:29 PM (n13/j)

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:34 PM (Sfs6o)

162 "Have you like... SEEN Mongolian Women???"

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=mongolian+women

They look okay to me.


Posted by: Anagram Nation at February 24, 2018 12:34 PM (BPTve)

163 Fly me to the moon
And let me play among the stars
Let me see what Spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars...

#TBT ace post (Marcie)
I think.



Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 12:34 PM (tnOuI)

164 I'm very disappointed in all of you for failing to mention Hungary's best assets. Boobs.

Posted by: Monk at February 24, 2018 12:34 PM (g4lFK)

165 I got a hunski that says that the Broward Cowards would have no problem going after law abiding citizens and shoot their dogs.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 24, 2018 12:35 PM (3BFzK)

166 Somehow managed to insert my comments into the middle of your post - sorry quint!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:35 PM (Sfs6o)

167 Hey, quint. Weekends are happy fun time here. We get enough of this during the week.

Say it with me. Happy fun time.

Relax. Have a beer. Heck it's clos to noon somewhere.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 24, 2018 12:36 PM (IMacf)

168 Have you like... SEEN Mongolian Women???

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High cheek bones. Is Warren actually a Mongolian and not an Indian?

I bet she would have been if it helped her get a $350K/yr one hour a day work job at Harvard.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at February 24, 2018 12:37 PM (3BFzK)

169 Is Delta in on the NRA bs? That would surprise me since delta is so pro Military.

Posted by: LASue at February 24, 2018 12:37 PM (hZ+us)

170 I just joined the NRA for the first time with a 5 year membership. I've never owned and gun and probably never will, but I'll be damned if I'll let the leftist scum try to take away my right to own a gun if I were to choose to do so.

For those who aren't NRA members yet, I would encourage you to think about joining as well.

Posted by: mpthompson at February 24, 2018 12:37 PM (b0njJ)

171 * reads above *

Gypsies. * spits *
I been telling you people, but ya just didn't listen.
Oh, and Mongol and central asian chicks are teh hawt.
That is all.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 12:38 PM (fA1SL)

172 Is the gypsy question serious? That is a good way to solicit a lot of hateful comments.

I ran a business in an area in the US that had many. People who do not know them romanticize about their culture, but it is very much a raider culture of taking whatever you can from the host. This is deeply ingrained. They feel shame if they do not manage to steal or cheat outsiders in some way, no matter how small.

I think JJ linked an article about Danish culture, and trust. This is the opposite of that. where they are active, either you know to avoid them, their presence, scams, fake businesses, please for charity, etc. Or you become a victim.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 24, 2018 12:40 PM (LWu6U)

173 Were about to book the whole familys flights for
our summer vacation. Delta and united are now off the list.

Posted by: LASue at February 24, 2018 12:40 PM (hZ+us)

174 I'm already an NRA life member, but I'm looking to join the GOA today. Does the GOA harass its member base as much as the NRA purportedly does for donations?

Posted by: antisocial justice botnik (unindicted) at February 24, 2018 12:41 PM (NL6wI)

175 Posted by: mpthompson at February 24, 2018 12:37 PM (b0njJ)
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Thanks!

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:41 PM (Sfs6o)

176
Hmmmmm. Who won the the presidential election? Just asking.
Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 12:33 PM


Trump won the election but 3 million more people voted for Hillary than Trump. Kind of a mixed bag.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 12:41 PM (IqV8l)

177 I tend to apply Occams Razor a lot of the idiocy we see. Most of it can be blamed on stupidity and nativity, not evil conspiracies. But sometimes, like with immigration, evil conspiracy seem more likely than the easy explanation. It is almost reaching that point in the Parkland shooting. So many bad decisions/incompetence almost make it seem it was allowed to happen. (Security cameras with a 20 minute time delay? Is that even possible?) The MSM going into immediate hyper-drive attacking guns and NRA to new levels of hysteria and the obviously planned student crusade adds to the sense of suspicion. This reminds me a of the supposed Charlottesville KKK riots, which were a nothing-burger until promoted to a crises by the MSM and Dems.

Really hate wearing a tinfoil hat but sometime it seems less crazy than the BS official story.

Posted by: Ripley at February 24, 2018 12:41 PM (MxEKc)

178 " No passport holder of ANY country that refuses to take back their citizens will be permitted to enter Europe for any reason.. That may well be too draconian for the delicate stomachs of our ruling elite, so go about it in a more gentle way."

That would be a great solution, or one step in the right direction. But the EU bureaucrats are the draconian ones, and their "delicate" stomachs feast on destruction of the masses and their strong cultural identities.

The multi-culti diversity religion is a ruse ... they intend to break country heritage since they want all the EU under the (unelected bureaucratic) EU flag. The Eastern Bloc has enough history of Soviet dictators, so they are the ones most strongly rejecting Brussel's "refugee" quota demands.

Countries are their people and their heritage, but the corporate/banker conglomerates have printed enough funny money paper that they feel they own the world, which they may ... On fake Paper. They now move toward diaspora, moving the third world in, and rooting out traditional America via by PC mandates of diversity and race quotas.

Soros and the goons and political hacks have long been planning to bring us under their thumb. Americanism will unite us again.

Europe was peaceful after WW2 since the countries mostly had their sovereign identities and borders. Japan is praised for their polite society, but they are all Japanese. Scandinavian countries were admired but also, 95% "demographically pure" till the recent destructive Muslim invasion. (watch Paul Joseph Watson videos to see how that is going)

The West Won, but has to regroup and cling to their regional religion(s) and guns and roses, not cling to false globalist propaganda. Flooding us with third world peoples is a subversive effort to destroy us, not make us stronger.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 24, 2018 12:42 PM (bT8Z4)

179 The last patent for the MPEG-2 video codec expired, making it possible to distribute software and sell hardware without paying license fees for MPEG-2 content.
MPEG-2 is still used in over-the-air broadcasts in most of the world, and is popular in live TV production for low processing overhead.
The final patent in the United States which covered the MPEG-2 video codec, #7,334,248, expired on February 13, 2018.

Posted by: SMOD at February 24, 2018 12:42 PM (e8kgV)

180 Does anyone here have specific experience with Gun Owners of America (GOA)? They seem to have a fairly active lobbying component. I send them money because they have 'gun' in their name.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:16 PM (Sfs6o)

Why not both?

Seems like NRA is under attack right now, so people that have gripes with them ought to bury the hatchet for a bit and support them.

I've been an NRA Life Member for 41 years now, and will continue to support them over and above that, as things allow.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 24, 2018 12:42 PM (aS7LQ)

181 You guys ever see the footage from the 1956 summer Olympics when Hungary and the Soviets met in a water polo match? This being after the invasion of Hungary?

Holy crap! Guys are being pulled injured out of the pool left and right. Used to see this on ABC, especially if they were doing the summer Olympics.

Posted by: HH at February 24, 2018 12:42 PM (mIJBI)

182 f conservatives want to respond, call the company, forget tweeting and email. Tell them you are done with them and why. If you have a loyalty card with them, cancel it; that is concrete, not a tweet.


Good idea. Ill do this tomorrow. I actually have a delta credit card- time to cut it up.

Posted by: LASue at February 24, 2018 12:42 PM (hZ+us)

183 I just joined the NRA for the first time with a 5 year membership. I've never owned and gun and probably never will, but I'll be damned if I'll let the leftist scum try to take away my right to own a gun if I were to choose to do so.

For those who aren't NRA members yet, I would encourage you to think about joining as well.
Posted by: mpthompson

That's exactly how I got started!

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 24, 2018 12:43 PM (aS7LQ)

184 174 I'm already an NRA life member, but I'm looking to join the GOA today. Does the GOA harass its member base as much as the NRA purportedly does for donations?
Posted by: antisocial justice botnik (unindicted) at February 24, 2018 12:41 PM (NL6wI)
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My experience has been they do not. They never call and when I do get a letter from them (not infrequently) I just toss it until I'm ready to give them money again. Just sent them $100.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:43 PM (Sfs6o)

185 @155 Romanians are Slavs, like Russians or Poles.
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They might be part Slav, but they appear to also have a mix of other groups, such as the Dacians who lived in that region during the Roman Empire (and were partially conquered by Trajan). One thing that I've heard is that the Russians traditionally consider themselves the protectors of all the Slavic nations (and apparently include Hungary in that mix), but the Romanians doesn't fall under that protective umbrella.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 12:44 PM (VAt5v)

186 Remind me never ever to live in Broward County.

Seriously, when's the last time there was a non-terrible news story out of there?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 24, 2018 12:46 PM (jnLXM)

187 155 & 185. They consider themselves Dacians, but I think of them as a sorta cadet branch of Slav master race. They got the boozing and insanity down pat; we're still working on purifying their language. Few more generations.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 12:46 PM (fA1SL)

188 Spent a week in Hungary for work. It was awesome!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 24, 2018 12:47 PM (0tfLf)

189 Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 24, 2018 12:42 PM (aS7LQ)
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Hi Jinx (hijinks!) I've been sending GOA $$ for years as well as being an NRA Life Member. Can't overemphasize the need to support these groups.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:47 PM (Sfs6o)

190 I love this blog becuz I can get a world history lessnon from time to time.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Stay woke! at February 24, 2018 12:47 PM (IYHxL)

191 Hmmmmm. Who won the the presidential election? Just asking.
Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 12:33 PM

Trump won the election but 3 million more people voted for Hillary than Trump. Kind of a mixed bag.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 12:41 PM (IqV8l)


30 to 19 (1 tie). Which is the more relevant stat, rather than just counting up the Californicators and acting like that's the only number that matters.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 24, 2018 12:47 PM (Pz4pT)

192 I'm already an NRA life member, ... Does the GOA harass its member base as much as the NRA purportedly does for donations?

Posted by: antisocial justice botnik (unindicted) at February 24, 2018 12:41 PM (NL6wI)
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I'm confused.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 12:47 PM (eSAWM)

193 As a side note, a Gypsy family has been hanging out periodically at a McDonalds not far from us, begging, in the last couple of months. My mother had a Gypsy family living across the street from her a few years ago. Their habits were . . . distinctive. Have you ever met a Gypsy in America?

I was on an intra-European flight when a Gypsy broke out a Sterno can, fired it up in the aisle, and started making tea. The stewardesses (justifiably) had a cow.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 24, 2018 12:48 PM (YqDXo)

194 I'll join the NRA when they bundle a foolproof canoe with every membership. Until then, I'm shooting whitewater rapids and I may capsize at any moment.

Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 12:48 PM (bJ0w+)

195 I just joined the NRA for the first time with a 5 year membership. I've
never owned and gun and probably never will, but I'll be damned if I'll
let the leftist scum try to take away my right to own a gun if I were to
choose to do so.

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Me too. Won't be able to own a gun (my choice), but no more playing with fundamental rights.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 24, 2018 12:49 PM (MIKMs)

196 Hmmmmm. Who won the the presidential election? Just asking.

Posted by: Soona at February 24, 2018 12:33 PM (Fs5vw)
Which one?

Posted by: quint at February 24, 2018 12:49 PM (n13/j)

197 Sen. Cornyn has reportedly come out against Trump's proposal to raise the age limits on gun purchases (or is it ownership?).

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 12:49 PM (VAt5v)

198 Posted by: Fritz at February 24, 2018 12:48 PM (bJ0w+)

Join and maybe you'll never need that canoe.

Posted by: BignJames at February 24, 2018 12:50 PM (0+nbW)

199 The Romanians are proud of their (distant) Roman roots. I've read in a very old book that they got upset at the old British-English spelling of "Rumania" because they wanted the "Rome" part to stay.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 12:50 PM (ewxPW)

200 " So many bad decisions/incompetence almost make it seem it was allowed to happen. (Security cameras with a 20 minute time delay? Is that even possible?) " Ripley

To me it is clear it was allowed. Could they push Cruz over the edge, fully aware he was "ready to explode"? ... completely within the realm of the "evil empire agents" imo.

He made so many threats it seemed he wanted to be stopped, but was instead encouraged, if not triggered. But those sorts of suggestions get censored in social media, and there is no hard evidence afaik.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 24, 2018 12:50 PM (bT8Z4)

201 I'm already an NRA life member, but I'm looking to join the GOA today. Does the GOA harass its member base as much as the NRA purportedly does for donations?
Posted by: antisocial justice botnik (unindicted) at February 24, 2018 12:41 PM (NL6wI)
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My experience has been they do not. They never call and when I do get a letter from them (not infrequently) I just toss it until I'm ready to give them money again. Just sent them $100.
Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:43 PM (Sfs6o)


Some places, allegedly reputable organizations to whom I donated once, send me so much mail, I swear they've eaten up the cost of my donation with those mailings alone.

So yeah, no. Some places, I don't donate to more than one time.

I haven't yet decided to join the NRA. I have decided however, a professional association, to whom I have sent quite a bit of money, is sending out mailings talking up their anti-gun stance. So yeah, they're not getting another dime from me.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 24, 2018 12:51 PM (Pz4pT)

202 FedEx is not rolling over fast enough.

Igorvolsky
@igorvolsky
Updated action tweet to pressure @fedex to cut its @NRA ties:

Email @FedEx execs
djbronczek@fedex.com
abgraf@fedex.com

Tweet FedEx president @j_bronczek

Tweet FedEx Comms head@RajViews

Call @FedEx
901-369-3600

Sign petition http://gunsdownamerica.org/campaign/tell- …

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 12:51 PM (+y/Ru)

203 Is Delta in on the NRA bs? That would surprise me since delta is so pro Military.
Posted by: LASue


The two: NRA and pro-military, are not necessarily congruent.

Behold the power of the soviet denunciation tactic. This is the power of the Media to form opinion among part of the population.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 24, 2018 12:51 PM (S6Pax)

204 Some of my competitive shooting amigos are on the NRA Board and I can tell you these guys are serious about protecting our rights.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:52 PM (Sfs6o)

205 The Left fears the NRA because they believe Yamamoto's quote of "a rifle behind every blade of grass."

They fear that is truth and thus will stymie their desires for ultimate Nibelung power of Mordor.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 12:52 PM (bxLgY)

206 gorvolsky
@igorvolsky
What would you guys think about going to local @FedEx stores with signs asking them to break ties with @nra?

Go with your friends, take pics, post them on social and get others to do the same.

We really need to show them that their customers want them to drop the gun lobby!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke at February 24, 2018 12:53 PM (+y/Ru)

207 From the comments it sounds like we are getting pummeled. Why be surprised?

There are many groups Obama organized during and after his Presidency.

Soros has his groups who will jump on any bandwagon that will help their cause.

Clinton's have their groups...more shady.

Then you have the left groups, who keep growing, like weeds.

You have the wealthy celebrities.

Then there are the true believers.


And the right has never organized and I guess we are not going to. Because even after a year of Trump, we still haven't. We have no mechanism to rally the troops and make calls. The left out-organizes us every time. Politics are downstream from culture. So until someone or some group decides to take the reins, this will continue.

I keep thinking the RNC or the conservative media will do so. Or blog owners. Or Steyn and TuCa & media types. Or some Pac. Or grassroots. Some group of leaders. But looks like no.

So I can't get my hair on fire every time. I don't have the resources or abilities to organize a group, so I do what I can individually, but it's not enough. Until we formally organize into groups, or a group, and fight back, expect these situations to continue.

Trump winning is not enough long term. He is erasing Obama's legacy, and someone can erases Trump's.

I'm not being Debbie Downer, I'm being realistic. And I'm resigning myself to facts, bcz I can't keep getting upset and disappointed. And I'm sick of banging the drum in posts about things that need doing. So just sayin...and JMO.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 12:53 PM (tnOuI)

208 199. Yep. They're quite proud of their Latin heritage, the Romanians. It does show, too - they combine in roughly equal part the drama and noise of the guineas with the rampaging madness of the Slav master race. Fun people.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 12:54 PM (fA1SL)

209 Sen. Cornyn has reportedly come out against Trump's proposal to raise the age limits on gun purchases (or is it ownership?).

Posted by: junior
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Cornyn a tell-tale on the mast.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 12:54 PM (eSAWM)

210 Posted by: illiniwek at February 24, 2018 12:42 PM (bT8Z4)

I view most nations as essentially extended families; people in Europe never ask (or never used to, at any rate) each other where they're from: they're from that country, since Adam first felt up Eve, and at some level they're probably all related to some extent.

The US is the exception, by virtue of being a nation of immigrants, the US is more like a club than a family, but the principle still obtains: a nation is a group of people united by language, custom, values, and in most cases, blood.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 24, 2018 12:54 PM (YqDXo)

211 How well do you know Hungarian? I got a thumbs up from Chuck Norris. But I thought you were going top show some Hungarian women with "elbows".

Posted by: flukeboy at February 24, 2018 12:54 PM (EtEhm)

212 193
I was on an intra-European flight when a Gypsy broke out a Sterno can, fired it up in the aisle, and started making tea. The stewardesses (justifiably) had a cow.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 24, 2018 12:48 PM (YqDXo)


Sounds like we shouldn't give Gypsies money or matches.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 12:55 PM (sdi6R)

213 Nood.

Posted by: HH at February 24, 2018 12:55 PM (mIJBI)

214 And I forgot to add...I applaud those on here taking actions. It is a wonderful thing to see.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 12:56 PM (tnOuI)

215 So Jay, Romi are on par with those African Muslims who started a cooking fire on that airliner in flight... is that what you are saying?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 12:56 PM (bxLgY)

216 Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 12:53 PM (tnOuI)

The difference: conservatives tend to individualists, whereas the Reds are, by nature, collectivists. It's much harder to organize the former than the latter.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 24, 2018 12:56 PM (YqDXo)

217 But do their boxing gloves have iron weights in them, Palp?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 24, 2018 12:57 PM (ewxPW)

218 My wife's family are Hungarian-Austrian Jews. They, IMHO, are the best looking women in the world. We met when we both were married to other people. We were in our early twenties. All four of us were close friends for 6-7 years then we had a falling out. Something about me being an arrogant asshole, which I found strange. We saw each other about 5 years later and we haven't been apart for 30 years.

Posted by: REDACTED at February 24, 2018 12:57 PM (VWsDy)

219 @177 Security cameras with a 20 minute time delay? Is that even possible?
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If the bit about Broward County hiding (ignoring) youth crimes to qualify for Federal grants is true, then it makes a certain amount of sense. After all, if a student commits a serious crime in view of the cameras during the "do not arrest" period, then you want enough time to remove the offending footage from the security tapes before someone has a chance to see it and start asking questions.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 12:57 PM (VAt5v)

220 212
Gypsies - the Uzbeks of Europe.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 12:57 PM (fA1SL)

221 215 So Jay, Romi are on par with those African Muslims who started a cooking fire on that airliner in flight... is that what you are saying?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 24, 2018 12:56 PM (bxLgY)


Yup. It's almost as if some people didn't get the memo about the 21th century. Or the 20th. Or the 19th. Or much of anything after the 7th.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 24, 2018 12:57 PM (YqDXo)

222 Just took the Hungarian quiz, got 71%. Not bad, since I don't speak a word of the language.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at February 24, 2018 12:59 PM (IcT7t)

223 217. You can count on it. They're quite the streetfighters, Romanians:

https://youtu.be/texgeorDu3U

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 01:00 PM (fA1SL)

224
Stasi, anyone?


They live among us.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 24, 2018 01:01 PM (wD7F7)

225 Stasi, anyone?


They live among us.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 24, 2018 01:01 PM (wD7F7)

Her Mom too.

Posted by: (she's got it goin' on) at February 24, 2018 01:02 PM (jnLXM)

226 184 My experience has been they do not. They never call and when I do get a letter from them (not infrequently) I just toss it until I'm ready to give them money again. Just sent them $100.

Posted by: Weasel at February 24, 2018 12:43 PM (Sfs6o)


Cool, thanks! I went ahead and joined.

Posted by: antisocial justice botnik (unindicted) at February 24, 2018 01:02 PM (NL6wI)

227 Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 12:53 PM (tnOuI)

The difference: conservatives tend to individualists, whereas the Reds are, by nature, collectivists. It's much harder to organize the former than the latter.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 24, 2018 12:56 PM (YqDXo)


Then we will lose. I think it is lack of leadership. No one, or no group, is willing to take up the mantle, while the Left has got groups galore. Heck, ISIS and terrorists have better organizing skills. And CAIR. We are the only ones who can't organize to fIght back. So we can't keep being surprised we are losing. It was sad Bannon went off the rails bcz he may have had the ability, but we have no one else.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 01:03 PM (tnOuI)

228 223 217. You can count on it. They're quite the streetfighters, Romanians:

https://youtu.be/texgeorDu3U
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 01:00 PM (fA1SL)


The one chick has a pretty good throwing arm: good mechanics, velocity, AND accuracy.

The Padres' pitching coach will be in touch.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 24, 2018 01:04 PM (YqDXo)

229 228. Heh. Eastern Europeans rock.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 01:05 PM (fA1SL)

230 Gypsies are also notorious in Britain for squatting in temporarily unoccupied houses and then refusing to leave, and apparently under British law are difficult to evict.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 24, 2018 01:05 PM (YqDXo)

231 192 I'm confused.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 12:47 PM (eSAWM)


I have heard plenty of NRA members complaining of frequent phone solicitations for donations. Aside from the occasional snail mail, they've not bothered me.

Posted by: antisocial justice botnik (unindicted) at February 24, 2018 01:05 PM (NL6wI)

232 201
Some places, allegedly reputable organizations to whom I donated once, send me so much mail, I swear they've eaten up the cost of my donation with those mailings alone.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 24, 2018 12:51 PM (Pz4pT)


That has been my experience as well. I send a $10 donation to some charity, and they inundate me with mailings forever afterwards that cost far more than my donation. I don't understand how that's supposed to work.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 01:05 PM (sdi6R)

233 I have heard plenty of NRA members complaining of frequent phone solicitations for donations. Aside from the occasional snail mail, they've not bothered me.
Posted by: antisocial justice botnik (unindicted)

That has been my experience.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 24, 2018 01:06 PM (aS7LQ)

234 Re the NRA spam/junk mail issue.


Last night in the ONT esteemed Moron Jim (Sunk New Dawn) said to do the following.


Immediately after joining, call the NRA membership phone number. Ask, then ask them to confirm, that they have coded your membership as "No Promotions". He says this is the magic switch that turns off the river of junk.


Just passing on Jim's advice for the discussion.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 24, 2018 01:07 PM (ETFzT)

235 A short video clip of Political Commissar Scott Israel addressing a local mosque on Ramadan, introduced by the smiling regional head of CAIR that he deputized:

https://tinyurl.com/ydaqd38e

The guy is a dangerous leftist nitwit of the highest order.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at February 24, 2018 01:07 PM (WXasw)

236 Balkan elbows:

https://youtu.be/AoOXyaPVVgI
https://youtu.be/7Q533RHWKss

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 01:08 PM (fA1SL)

237 "They might be part Slav, but they appear to also have a mix of other groups, such as the Dacians who lived in that region during the Roman Empire "

Undoubtedly they do. There are few pure races in Europe, no matter what Hitler fantasized about. Hell, most Europeans still have Neanderthal blood in them.

Genetically, Romanians are closely related to Serbs, Croats, and Bulgarians, so if you consider those to be Slavs, Romanians probably should fall in that category as well.

On the other hand, these are Europeans we're talking about. The Serbs and Croats are essentially genetically identical, but may get violent if you try to point that out. Serbs are Orthodox and use Cyrillic, while Croats are Catholic and use the Latin alphabet. Totally different people. Obviously. Even though they look exactly the same and live a virtually identical lifestyle. :-)


Posted by: Anagram Nation at February 24, 2018 01:09 PM (BPTve)

238 Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 01:03 PM (tnOuI)

Its a question of money too.

Somehow, the Left was able to put funding mechanisms in place, so they have people who make their living, at organizing, OUTSIDE of the DNC itself.

The Right? Doesn't. (outside of groups like the NRA).

There is no counterpoint on the Right, to Organizing for America... or any of those other Progressive SJW groups.

Hell.... look at the Clinton Foundation... which was getting funding from FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS.

Posted by: Don Q. at February 24, 2018 01:09 PM (NgKpN)

239 Trump won the election but 3 million more people voted for Hillary than Trump. Kind of a mixed bag.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 24, 2018 12:41 PM (IqV8l)

Only if you hate the concept of the electoral college.
Who cares if she wins Cali and NY by 80%? Well, the dems do because then coastal elitism tells them it's okay to ruin the space between the coasts, but that's a different issue.

Now if a recheck and recount were to be done nationwide I believe that many areas would be like Detroit. They were quickly found to be so corrupted taht the Michigan recount was quickly folded.
Throw in a million or two illegal aliens voting and you have your difference.

What was the point again?

Posted by: Lon Horiuchi at February 24, 2018 01:09 PM (z79tQ)

240 If the bit about Broward County hiding (ignoring) youth crimes to qualify for Federal grants is true, then it makes a certain amount of sense. After all, if a student commits a serious crime in view of the cameras during the "do not arrest" period, then you want enough time to remove the offending footage from the security tapes before someone has a chance to see it and start asking questions.

Posted by: junior at February 24, 2018 12:57 PM (VAt5v)


I say again: "disparate impact" has got to go. Ring up malefactors, regardless of ethnicity. If every one of those rung up turns out to be a "protected minority," then so be it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 24, 2018 01:10 PM (YqDXo)

241 235 A short video clip of Political Commissar Scott Israel addressing a local mosque on Ramadan, introduced by the smiling regional head of CAIR that he deputized:

https://tinyurl.com/ydaqd38e

The guy is a dangerous leftist nitwit of the highest order.
Posted by: Anonymous 7 at February 24, 2018 01:07 PM (WXasw)



If you're trying to convince me that this whole thing wasn't deliberately ginned up, it's not working.

Posted by: rickl at February 24, 2018 01:11 PM (sdi6R)

242 Then we will lose. I think it is lack of leadership. No one, or no group, is willing to take up the mantle, while the Left has got groups galore. Heck, ISIS and terrorists have better organizing skills. And CAIR. We are the only ones who can't organize to fIght back. So we can't keep being surprised we are losing. It was sad Bannon went off the rails bcz he may have had the ability, but we have no one else.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 24, 2018 01:03 PM (tnOuI)
*****************************************

Don't let the naysayers and defeatists get you down. Cesspools like Broward County invite such events and the media have always been against us.

The collectivists ban together because as individuals they are worthless. True diversity or rugged individualism as we used to call it is our strength.

So, buckle up and say your prayers, it may be a rough ride but we will prevail.

Posted by: gNewt at February 24, 2018 01:11 PM (eSAWM)

243 Orwell wrote about a gypsy he worked with in"Down and Out in Paris and London" in the 1930's.

In the French hotel kitchens, if you were a temp hire they had to pay you a full days wage if you worked the first 4 or so hours for the day. The Magyar, as Orwell called him, worked the first 4 hours then became unruly to the point of having to be fired upon which he got the full 10 hour days pay. He told Orwell it was a scam he worked until he ran out of hotels to work for.

Always on the make......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 24, 2018 01:12 PM (EoRCO)

244 From the comments it sounds like we are getting pummeled. Why be surprised?

My bet is gun sales skyrocket this month.

Posted by: tu3031 at February 24, 2018 01:12 PM (O5Q3r)

245 "Only if you hate the concept of the electoral college."

Once again the Founders prove to be wiser than any of our modern "elites".

Posted by: Anagram Nation at February 24, 2018 01:12 PM (BPTve)

246 237. Well, srpski and hrvatski have a fairly recent grudge - WWII. ustache (and that includes the Bosnians, also largely Slavic) did sorta kinda attempt genocide of the serbs.
Hence, REMOVE KEBAB.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 24, 2018 01:13 PM (fA1SL)

247 I say again: "disparate impact" has got to go. Ring up malefactors, regardless of ethnicity. If every one of those rung up turns out to be a "protected minority," then so be it.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 24, 2018 01:10 PM (YqDXo)

I don't think you understand.
Equality before the Law is unfair.

Posted by: Eric Holder, who will make things fair at your expense at February 24, 2018 01:16 PM (z79tQ)

248
re: Winn Dixie going tits up

It's been years, decades maybe, since I've been at a Winn Dixie. I remember the stores being behind-the-times and kinda crummy.

Kroger, at the same time, was bright and modern.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 24, 2018 01:16 PM (wD7F7)

249 "Well, srpski and hrvatski have a fairly recent grudge"

Oh, yes. And others going back for centuries