Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-21-2019

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Library of Tsar Nicholas II, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, crétins sans pantalon, acidheads, barrelheads, blackheads, blockheads, boneheads, and I'm not even through with the B's yet. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, writing, and publishing by escaped oafs and oafettes who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants and for the love of Mike, what kind of a mother would send her son to school dressed like that?? She might just as well have sewn a big "kick me" patch on the seat of his trousers. Poor kid probably grew up and joined a religious cult, or Antifa (same thing, really), if he ever survived high school.



Book Quote

Crazytown was repelled by facts and knowledge, as oil fled from water, but was fascinated by the absence of hard facts, since it provided vacant space in which to construct elaborate edifices of speculation.

--Neal Stephenson, Fall: or, Dodge in Hell

Best description of the internet, ever.

(h/t Sonny Bunch)


Copyright Infringement

I wonder how many of you moron authors have problems with unauthorized sales of your books?

Moron commenter mindful webworker pointed me to this article which pointed to this article about a Belarus-based book site that frequently does this, i.e. sell books without the author's permission. So if you're an author, this may be worth looking into.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

In 18th century English, a CATCHFART was a servile, fawning sycophant -- so called because they would appear to walk so closely behind their masters.

Usage: "The Democratic Party and the catchfart media complex" sounds about right.




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Independent Bookstores, the Bulwark of Freedom

Last week, 'Ette Elinor, Who Usually Looks Lurkily, posted a link to What is a ‘good bookstore’? that appeared in the The Hindu, that discussed independent bookstores from an international perspective. Elinor: "The writer is concerned with independent bookstores (there is international concern about the dominance of Amazon) and 'the ways in which independent bookstores nourish our reading and thinking lives.'

As Lewis Buzbee recounted in his 2006 classic, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop: A Memoir, A History, bookstores have always been key sites of resistance to censorship. Buzbee, a former bookseller himself, writes: “For most of its history, the bookstore has remained free of the constraints of government regulation. Writers and publishers have often suffered under explicit censorship, but the bookstore itself, in part because it appears to be a mere store rather than a powerful force in society, has been ignored. Anonymity has its rewards.” Plus: “Because the bookstore has also remained — again for the good part — a mom-and-pop, little- or no-profit institution, it’s also remained free of the corporate graphs and margins.” These two things have combined to make the bookstore “a stronghold of the rights of free expression”.

These days, I do pretty much all of my reading on my tablet, but even so, I am becoming more and more convinced that the future of free speech and free thought is not with e-books, the internet, and the world wide web, but with independent bookstores and private libraries. The Silicon Valley tech giants have demonstrated the frightening ease with which it is now possible to manipulate text and images, and thus, perceptions -- even without the user's knowledge or prior consent. This is the sort of stuff that Orwell had nightmares about.



The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie:


Just click on the little blue tweety-bird on the upper right and follow the thread.


Moron Recommendations

From "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson:

By not giving a fuck that you feel bad, you short-circuit the Feedback Loop from Hell; you say to yourself, "I feel like shit, but who gives a fuck?" And then, as if sprinkled by magic fuck-giving fairy dust, you stop hating yourself for feeling so bad.

Wanting positive experience is a negative experience; accepting negative experience is a positive experience. It's what the philosopher Alan Watts used to refer to as "the backwards law" -- the idea that the more you pursue feeling better all the time, the less satisfied you become, as pursuing something only reinforces the fact that you lack it in the first place.

In my life, I have given a fuck about many things. I have also not given a fuck about many things. And like the road not taken, it was the fucks not given that made all the difference.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 14, 2019 09:01 AM (kQs4Y)

From the Amazon blurb:

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.

The Kindle edition of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life is $12.99. It is the first of a two-part series, the second one being Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope.

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A couple of books dealing with various aspects of Islamic terrorism:

378 About that whole Islamic conquest thing, I can't recommend anything higher than Tom Holland's "In the Shadow of the Sword," a terrific portrait of the Middle East in late antiquity. Holland explains how the Arabs were able to beat down the Byzantines and conquer the Persians: Not only had the two legendary empires been bled out after continual warfare, but both had been greatly weakened by an outbreak of the plague shortly before the Arabs swept out of the desert. Things might have turned out very differently otherwise.

Holland also presents a wealth of information about early Islam that you won't find in Gibbon.

Posted by: outside Adjitator at July 14, 2019 03:23 PM (NvFiZ)

And the amazing part is how fast the Arabs were able to conquer their enemies:

Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion—except that they achieved their conquests not over the course of centuries as the Romans did but in a matter of decades. Just like the Greeks during the Persian wars, they overcame seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day—not by standing on the defensive, however, but by hurling themselves against all who lay in their path.

Emphasis mine. In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire is available on Kindle for $10.99. It is on my TBR stack.

125 Just reread Raymond Ibrahim's "Sword and the Scimitar" since the War College blocked him from speaking. A Cogent, factual, explanatory, historically correct analysis of the conflict between Islam and the West. Read it and you'll know why the radical islamists don't want you to.
Posted by: Marcus T at July 14, 2019 10:18 AM (VkWRL)

Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West is straight-up military history which

...chronicles the decisive battles that arose from this ages-old Islamic jihad, beginning with the first major Islamic attack on Christian land in 636, through the Muslim occupation of nearly three-quarters of Christendom which prompted the Crusades, followed by renewed Muslim conquests by Turks and Tatars, to the European colonization of the Muslim world in the 1800s, when Islam largely went on the retreat--until its reemergence in recent times. Using original sources in Arabic and Greek, preeminent historian Raymond Ibrahim describes each battle in vivid detail and explains how these wars and the larger historical currents of the age reflect the cultural fault lines between Islam and the West.

The book covers 8 crucial battles, 4 won by the Muslim armies and 4 by the West. The equal balance wasn't planned, that was just the way it worked out:

The majority of these landmark battles--including the battles of Yarmuk, Tours, Manzikert, the sieges at Constantinople and Vienna, and the crusades in Syria and Spain--are now forgotten or considered inconsequential. Yet today, as the West faces a resurgence of this enduring Islamic jihad, Sword and Scimitar provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world--and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history.

I've just started this one this week. It's interesting, very thorough, and the forward was written by Victor Davis Hanson.


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377 I'm reading a fascinating book from the 1830s called "The Memorial of St. Helena." It was written by one of the guys who accompanied Napoleon to St. Helena. It is the daily life of the Emperor and the little French group who were there. Napoleon was treated shabbily and it was unnecessary. He seems very charming and even adorable (yes, it is an effort to rehabilitate him in history but I think he really was charming). The English people living there fell in love with him (except for the ones who were in charge of him). He has decided to learn English so he can read the newspapers. Right now the author is translating them to him. It's on gutenberg.org.

Posted by: microcosme at July 14, 2019 02:14 PM (B+xWY)

For some reason, I couldn't find it on gutenberg. But it is available on openlibrary.org and archive.org. For free. For you moron historians: the British had already done this one time before, exiling Nappy to Elba, but he managed to escape just a few months later. Why didn't they just execute the SOB while they had the chance?

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Books By Morons

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'Ette author Celia Hayes has just released the Kindle edition of Luna City: Behind the 8 Ball, which, as the title suggests, is the 8th of her Chronicles of Luna City series, about life in a small town in Karnes County, Texas, population 2,456, give or take. In this installment:

Fugitive former celebrity chef Richard Astor-Hall is beset with travails attempting to build a new life: an old girlfriend turns up as the bride at a lavish wedding, the family of his pet cat and cooking partner (Captain Kitten in the Kitchen) turn up and demand that the cat be returned ... and then there is the matter of the long-missing artistic treasure, the Gonzaga Reliquary, which may still be hidden somewhere around the old Gonzalez family home ranch ... Folklore, home folks and gentle comedy about in this eighth venture to the most perfect small town in Texas

$2.99 on Kindle. Print editions should be evailable shortly, later on this month.




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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, insults, threats, ugly pants pics and moron library submissions may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 09:00 AM




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1 Hello bibliophiles and -phappers!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:01 AM (kQs4Y)

2 Tolle Lege

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 09:01 AM (BbGew)

3 I take too much joy in this simple act.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:01 AM (kQs4Y)

4 I though summer time was for reading, haven't touched a book in two weeks.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 09:02 AM (BbGew)

5 Good morning in the golden age.

Posted by: Marooned at July 21, 2019 09:03 AM (8hRlF)

6 Good morning fellow Book Threadists. Hope everyone had a great week of reading. Since it's been hotter than the surface of the sun around here, reading was a pleasant, non-sweaty activity.

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2019 09:03 AM (bmdz3)

7 PlaidStallyns!!!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:03 AM (kQs4Y)

8 "So if you're an author, this may be....."

The suspense is killing me!

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 09:04 AM (cF8AT)

9 When I'm elected president of these United States, my first official act will be to passionately kiss every female in the country on their humid, open mouth. I'll even kiss some of them queers in drag cuz I'm an inclusive and damned hip kind of guy.

Posted by: Biden, on living room floor sorting jelly jars full of buttons at July 21, 2019 09:04 AM (tt1wG)

10 booken morgen horden!
thank you OM for the ONT rescue!

Posted by: vmom check out this KU deal at July 21, 2019 09:05 AM (dm05u)

11 'Morning Readers!

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2019 09:06 AM (MVjcR)

12 "Never force the back; if it does not readily yield, it is too tightly or strongly lined".

Too true!

And speaking of spines, I love that dual row of old books.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:07 AM (kQs4Y)

13 I always read before falling asleep. For years I read 100+ books/year. Then I discovered Ace and the ONT. My time on Ace has drastically reduced the number of books I'm able to read!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at July 21, 2019 09:07 AM (TdMsT)

14 So yesterday I posted 3 of my favorite Horde series that are on Kindle Unlimited since there is a KU new subscription deal now
linky in nicky

Posted by: vmom check out this KU deal at July 21, 2019 09:07 AM (dm05u)

15 I haven't done any reading this week. Trying not to overtax my brain.

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2019 09:08 AM (MVjcR)

16 Late getting ready for church and I'm mostly just posting to get this in my name field.

Yay books and y'all have fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - 2nd Chronicles 14:7 at July 21, 2019 09:08 AM (+0ddm)

17 Didn’t I link this before? Sebastian Gorka on C-SPAN’s After Words, discussing his book “Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies – With No apologies” (which I liked):

https://www.c-span.org/video/?456973-1/after-words-sebastian-gorka

The subtitle is a slap against the 8 years of Obama apology tours.

The most unsettling story was his father’s group of underground patriots gathering intelligence on the Soviet regime in Hungary and passing it on to interested Western parties. Alas, the people most interested were MI6 – specifically Kim Philby. Philby betrayed the key players to Moscow and the Hungarian secret police.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:09 AM (kQs4Y)

18 How to Open a New Book

* Make sure that your Kindle is charged and connected to the internet.
* Use the search function in your browser to find your book.
* Choose "Kindle Version"
* Press 1-Click to purchase
* Wait for the download to complete.
* Start reading.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 09:09 AM (lD3vL)

19 15 I haven't done any reading this week. Trying not to overtax my brain.

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2019 09:08 AM (MVjcR)
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In this weather, you could overheat it!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:09 AM (kQs4Y)

20 Eris!

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2019 09:10 AM (MVjcR)

21 Plaidstallions omg
70s, right?

Posted by: vmom check out this KU deal at July 21, 2019 09:10 AM (dm05u)

22
In this weather, you could overheat it!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:09 AM (kQs4Y)
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Ain't that the truth! Staying cool?

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2019 09:11 AM (MVjcR)

23 "The Silicon Valley tech giants have demonstrated the frightening ease with which it is now possible to manipulate text and images, and thus, perceptions -- even without the user's knowledge or prior consent. This is the sort of stuff that Orwell had nightmares about."

OM, I touch on this in one of my comments. I didn't want to start a rant, so I'll just say that I, too, am concerned and agree.

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2019 09:11 AM (bmdz3)

24 Since yesterday have been filling the real time rebroadcast of the Apollo 11 mission, it's at 119:39hrs, lift off from the moon is at 124:22
https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/mobile/

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 09:11 AM (BbGew)

25 And here's Mollie Hemingway discussing her new book on the Kavanaugh hearings:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?462197-1/after-words-mollie-hemingway-carrie-severino

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:11 AM (kQs4Y)

26 I put Fritz Leiber aside for the moment and am reading "Justice on Trial". I was not following politics during the Bork confirmation battle, so if nothing else, I learned about that. Pretty good so far.

Posted by: roamingfirehydrant at July 21, 2019 09:12 AM (THS4q)

27 I believe Agatha Christie's "lost days" occurred when her mother died and her husband left her.

I ve read Christie's autobiography many times--it's excellent--much better than her fiction--but she does not say where she went during the lost days.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at July 21, 2019 09:12 AM (TdMsT)

28 Thanks, OM - for the plug and the link!
(And for those who want to get caught up on the Luna City chronicles, the first six volumes are available in a pair of compendium e-books. Print versions available around the end of the year.)

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 21, 2019 09:13 AM (xnmPy)

29 I read House of Assassins by Larry Correia. This is the second book in the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior series following Son of the Black Sword. This is a typical Correia action-packed fantasy with wizards to battle and monsters to slay. Great escape read. Now to wait another year for the next book in the series to appear.

I also read Spy Master by Brad Thor. Typical of Thor's thrillers, there is a lot of action as Scot Horvath tries to prevent a Russian invasion of the Baltics. One of the reasons I like Thor's novels is that the scenarios in his books are highly probable of happening in today's world. I'm on the library's waiting list for his latest, Backlash.

Posted by: Zoltan at July 21, 2019 09:13 AM (0Bfo6)

30 I take too much joy in this simple act.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes



Joy is good, no matter what Alan Watts says, especially for you darlin'.

Good morning people of the books.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2019 09:13 AM (fuK7c)

31 Staying cool?
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My inner coolth protects me against meltdowns.

But yeah, it's supposed to get into the triple digits today, at least the heat index.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:13 AM (kQs4Y)

32 The Silicon Valley tech giants have demonstrated the frightening ease with which it is now possible to manipulate text and images, and thus, perceptions -- even without the user's knowledge or prior consent. This is the sort of stuff that Orwell had nightmares about.

==

Moron Hans Schantz's Hidden Truth series tackles that.

Posted by: vmom check out this KU deal at July 21, 2019 09:14 AM (dm05u)

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My inner coolth protects me against meltdowns.

But yeah, it's supposed to get into the triple digits today, at least the heat index.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:13 AM (kQs4Y)
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I need some of that inner cool. Hey - does readin the book thread count as reading?

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2019 09:14 AM (MVjcR)

34
I’m midway through Clifford Simak’s “All Flesh Is Grass” (1965) in which the inhabitants of the small Midwestern town of Millville wake up to find themselves enclosed under an invisible dome. It’s the handiwork of aliens, but unlike most stories, they come not from space but from another dimension. This is decades before King’s “Under the Dome”.

Simak was not the misanthrope King is. He always had compassion for his characters and for small town life, warts and all. I think he is one of our more literary SF writers and the tale proceeds at a leisurely, occasionally dreamlike pace.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:14 AM (kQs4Y)

35 Learning "How to Open a New Book" was a thrilling rite of passage in the second or third grade when we got our first actual textbooks.

Posted by: sinmi at July 21, 2019 09:15 AM (A5IVt)

36 Morning everyone!

Stormy weather here in Michigan. We had a brief power outage yesterday that caused enough of a flicker to kill our ageing modem. New one arrives Tuesday, but until then I'm using my phone as a mobile hotspot.

Crazy the tech we have these days.

Closing in on the end of Volume V of the Book I Love to Hate, but the hate is weak right now. I'm actually learning a few things about the Muslim conquest of Spain, which is nice.

My soon-to-be-heavily edited next book is also moving forward, though I doubt I'll make my self-imposed deadline of getting the first draft done by mid-August. Mid-September is quite realistic, though.

Last night I wrote the bg reveal (in a chapter I cunningly titled "The Big Reveal") where one character tells the other "yes, I'm a vampire and here's what that means."

So that's out of the way and I feel the need for a bit of an action sequence to pick things up and keep it all moving. Maybe a sniper atop the Mackinac Bridge?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 09:15 AM (HIUfw)

37 Read "The Revenant" by Michael Punke. It's the story of Hugh Glass who in August 1823 was horribly mauled by a momma grizzly near present day Lemmon, South Dakota while working as a fur trapper for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Two men, John Fitzgerald and a teenager, possibly Jim Bridger, were left behind to bury him when he died. The two men abandoned him and took most of his gear including his rifle. But he didn't die and his survival is one of the epic tales of the old west.

It was an ok read. There is a lot of speculation about Glass, but not much is really known about him. I felt Punke included too much fiction, but at least he admits it.

His book is the inspiration for the 2015 Leonardo DiCaprio movie. It bears little resemblance to what is known or thought to be known about Glass's experience. These were real people and I hate it when hollywood mangles their lives just for entertainment.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at July 21, 2019 09:15 AM (TDyHc)

38 I love those old, beautiful spines in the picture. Works of art that denote literary gems. Reminds me of the local library, adult section, when I was a mere lad.

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2019 09:15 AM (bmdz3)

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"Never force the back; if it does not readily yield, it is too tightly or strongly lined".



That hasn't been my experience!

Posted by: Shep! at July 21, 2019 09:17 AM (2EMYr)

40 Why didn't they just execute the SOB while they had the chance?

Well, they did poison Nappy once he got to St. Helena.

More deniability that way.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 09:18 AM (I2/tG)

41 The picture of the old books above is apropos. I finished the biography of N.C. Wyeth and about half of those book jackets were illustrated by him.

I had read one bio of him years ago so I knew the basic story but this author (Michaelis) gives it a much more novelistic arc with foreshadowing and themes and such.

N.C.'s greatest creation is still Andrew, whom I revere above Michelangelo, but it was still fascinating to inhabit their world.

My only real problems is not with the author but with the Wyeths. They were stingy with names and kept using the same ones, or then marrying Pyles and bringing the same Pyle names in. So there's a brother Nat and a son Nat and maybe some Nathaniels and the three major women in his life are Carol, Carolyn, and Caroline. Sheesh.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2019 09:19 AM (fuK7c)

42 His book is the inspiration for the 2015 Leonardo
DiCaprio movie. It bears little resemblance to what is known or thought
to be known about Glass's experience. These were real people and I hate
it when hollywood mangles their lives just for entertainment.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at July 21, 2019 09:15 AM (TDyHc)

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Whoa, wait - you're saying Hollywood screws up adaptations???

I think the worst one I've ever seen is the awful botch they made of Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One. The two share a title and some character names. Otherwise, completely unrelated.

Ironically, the hideous adaptation ended up making Waugh's point about how much Hollywood sucks.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 09:20 AM (HIUfw)

43
Well, they did poison Nappy once he got to St. Helena.



Aneleh was I ere I saw Helena.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 21, 2019 09:20 AM (oVJmc)

44 Oh, and it was the screen debut of Paul Williams. Weird!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 09:20 AM (HIUfw)

45 Eris, the only Simak I can remember off hand is Way Station. Iirc it was rather melancholy - part of the "humans are doomed to blow themselves up" genre

Posted by: vmom check out this KU deal at July 21, 2019 09:21 AM (dm05u)

46 I'm reading the Marines - Crimson World Series right now. Good Heinlein-before-he-went-crazy type storytelling. Sort of like Starship Troopers, too. Lots of action on ground, in the air and in space.
Plenty of political intrigue and the occasional shot at PC.
I don't recall who here recommended, but it's fun summer reading. Thanks.

Posted by: RI Red at July 21, 2019 09:21 AM (i6sQg)

47 that Neal Stephenson quote as regards the internet may be true, but I was disappointed with him portraying 'drive through America' as 'Ameristan', full of religious zealots in Fall.
1 guess as to which religion he dumped all over.
And if he decries misinformation in the internet, it is usually the leftist definition of misinformation. Which usually translates as 'uncomfortable facts'.
Oh and also there of course had to be a trans character shoehorned into Fall...

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at July 21, 2019 09:21 AM (RKQ/v)

48 38 I love those old, beautiful spines in the picture. Works of art that denote literary gems. Reminds me of the local library, adult section, when I was a mere lad.

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2019 09:15 AM (bmdz3)

#metoo

Posted by: vmom check out this KU deal at July 21, 2019 09:21 AM (dm05u)

49 Brodart also recommends breaking in a new book as shown in the illustration. They also sell a tool called a "bone folder" to help smooth down the pages.

http://www.shopbrodart.com/search/?q=bone%2bfolder

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2019 09:22 AM (sdi6R)

50 My problem with Thor and Correia is they decided to go never Trump and we're vocal about it. Once an author or actor opens their trap it turns me off. It's always there and ruins my enjoyment of otherwise good works....

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 09:23 AM (UUBmN)

51 My copy of Chapman's "Piloting and Seamanship" arrived this week. Aside from its reference value, it could substitute for a sea anchor if needed. I have no actual need for the book; it's not like I'm going to start sailing at my age. But the information is of interest and I've heard about the book most of my life. Buying it was pure indulgence. The navigation section is the most interesting so far.

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2019 09:23 AM (bmdz3)

52 The How to Open a New Book illustration took me back over 60 years ago to elementary school in Wisconsin. We had to do that if we were issued a new textbook.

Posted by: Zoltan at July 21, 2019 09:23 AM (0Bfo6)

53 Reading 'Churchill Walking with Destiny'. At over a thousand pages, it is an extremely detailed look at his life, perhaps everything you ever wanted to know about Churchill and more. Andrew Roberts had access to far more source material than the many previous biographers which explains its length. Given that Churchill is one of the half dozen most important men in history, I am happy to dedicate the time to it. I have seen several interviews of Roberts and he seems to be genuinely enamored with Churchill and realizes how he did so much to save Western Civilization.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at July 21, 2019 09:24 AM (KnT4m)

54 I love many of Andrew Wyeth's paintings, but this is one of my favorites:

http://www.swoyersart.com/andrew_wyeth/dr_syn.htm

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:25 AM (kQs4Y)

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51 My copy of Chapman's "Piloting and Seamanship" arrived this week. Aside from its reference value, it could substitute for a sea anchor if needed. I have no actual need for the book; it's not like I'm going to start sailing at my age. But the information is of interest and I've heard about the book most of my life. Buying it was pure indulgence. The navigation section is the most interesting so far.
Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2019 09:23 AM (bmdz3)
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Hi JTB! You will love Chapman!!

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2019 09:25 AM (MVjcR)

56 40
Why didn't they just execute the SOB while they had the chance?



Well, they did poison Nappy once he got to St. Helena.



More deniability that way.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 09:18 AM (I2/tG)

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Napoleon had committed no crime.

Yes, he killed lots of people, but all rulers do that. He wasn't technically a usurper, either, since he was simply a soldier who continued to serve France and eventually overthrew the Republic.

He was then accepted as legitimate by all the royal houses of Europe, who married his relations in the time-honored way.

Executing royalty simply for losing a war was a precedent exactly no one wanted to set. So exile and a quiet death.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 09:26 AM (HIUfw)

57 Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2019 09:23 AM (bmdz3)
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You might be interested in the book "Seamanship in the Age of Sail".

Copiously illustrated, it shows the reader all aspects of sailing the big square-riggers of the past.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at July 21, 2019 09:26 AM (iB1oa)

58 I just finished the book "Meet me in Atlantis" by Mark Adams. Quick read, but it explores the origin of the Atlantis and the searches for The city over the years.

Posted by: Picric at July 21, 2019 09:27 AM (nonGu)

59 I love many of Andrew Wyeth's paintings, but this is one of my favorites:


Hmm. That seems rather in the spirit of his father.

There's an N.C. exhibit at the Brandywine this summer and I intend to get down to it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2019 09:27 AM (fuK7c)

60 50 My problem with Thor and Correia is they decided to go never Trump and we're vocal about it. Once an author or actor opens their trap it turns me off. It's always there and ruins my enjoyment of otherwise good works....
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 09:23 AM (UUBmN)
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I'm enjoying the series NOS4A2 and looked up Joe Hill. Went to his Twitter account (my first mistake) and he said Trump rallies are essentially Klan meetings.

Well, he is Stephen King's son, so...

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:28 AM (kQs4Y)

61 24 Since yesterday have been filling the real time rebroadcast of the Apollo 11 mission, it's at 119:39hrs, lift off from the moon is at 124:22
https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/mobile/

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 09:11 AM (BbGew)


Amazing. Yeah, listen to that and think it's faked. Gees. Thanks Skip.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 21, 2019 09:29 AM (l0HIT)

62 "... the future of free speech and free thought is not with e-books, the internet, and the world wide web, but with independent bookstores and private libraries."

Which is exactly why I have a library of about 4000 volumes that I can physically touch.

Also-- I have noticed that archive.org is now in the semi-censoring business. You can still check out "objectionable" stuff but you cannot preview a lot of books-- especially old children's books-- that, e.g., suggest that boys and girls will grow up to have different jobs. I kid you not.

Posted by: Marica at July 21, 2019 09:29 AM (SDvjO)

63 54 I love many of Andrew Wyeth's paintings, but this is one of my favorites:

http://www.swoyersart.com/andrew_wyeth/dr_syn.htm
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:25 AM (kQs4Y)


The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine, is well worth visiting. It includes many of all the Wyeth's best work, and a special exhibition of Andrew Wyeth work is going on right now. If you love maritime art--this is a fantastic museum.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at July 21, 2019 09:30 AM (TdMsT)

64 never understood Correia going never trump
was it some kind of Mormon peer pressure thing?

Posted by: vmom check out this KU deal at July 21, 2019 09:30 AM (dm05u)

65 Whoa, wait - you're saying Hollywood screws up adaptations???
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 09:20 AM (HIUfw)

Yes they do. Often times badly.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at July 21, 2019 09:30 AM (TDyHc)

66 Independent Bookstores, the Bulwark of Freedom

Not any more.

Powell's Books in Portland:

Portland author Blake Nelson is facing a backlash over his new book.

For longtime followers of the local literary scene, that might come as a surprise. Nelson made his name writing young adult novels, and won praise for his realistic depictions of teenage angst. Several of his novels were turned into movies and TV series, most notably Paranoid Park, which was adapted by Gus Van Sant in 2007.

But his latest book, The Red Pill, represents a shift in both genre and content.

The title is a reference to the online anti-feminist movement which divides men into "alpha" and "beta" males and has political associations with the alt-right. The plot spans the year prior to Trump's election through his first year in office, and centers around a "divorced, liberal-minded" man who begins taking dating advice from his Trump-supporting brother-in-law, and gradually gets drawn further into right-wing ideology.


So, he did a reading at Powell's, as many authors do.

While Nelson read to about a dozen people inside the store, a small group-including some of the bookstore's employees-gathered outside near the entrance, handing out flyers describing the "red pill dating strategy" as "misogynistic" and accusing Nelson of being "openly racist, homophobic and transphobic" on social media.

Brianna Bonham, a Powell's employee who organized the protest, says the book reads as an espousal of the "red pill" philosophy.

"If a person is going to be using a name such as 'the red pill,' which is known for hateful rhetoric, and has recorded themselves saying they are part of the red pill movement," Bonham said, "that's enough to align them with a hateful movement that varies from just disrespecting women to rape. That's a dangerous ideology to support."


I guess we should be grateful that they didn't shout the author down at the reading, although I'm sure that's coming for unacceptable books.

But Powell's has started doing "Drag Queen Story Hour", so at least there's that.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 09:30 AM (I2/tG)

67 My interest in colonial and early American history, always present, has been growing lately. I have a number of books coming about travellers on the frontier of mid-1700s to early-ish 1800s. These are mostly journals and diaries, seldom meant for publication, which, in my mind, means they are more likely to be honest. (That may be wishful thinking on my part.) Besides the actual language, they illustrate the provisions, use, resources and social attitudes of the period. The research on which books to order was lengthy and pleasant.

While many are available online, inexpensively, I want physical copies. I don't trust Amazon, Google or mobs with technical access to be able to manipulate or eliminate books they 'disagree' with. A few years ago I might have found that concern to be paranoid. Not any more.

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2019 09:31 AM (bmdz3)

68 I'm on book 4 of Vince Milam's Case Lee series someone recommended here. It's okay. The style of the dialogue takes a bit of getting use to. It's like a secret language that leaves a lot unsaid. That said, I am reading book 4 so it's not awful.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 09:32 AM (UUBmN)

69 Those pants are fine. I would wear them with a macrame belt to barbeque in my backyard.

Posted by: early 70s freaked at July 21, 2019 09:32 AM (UdKB7)

70 I watched a interesting documentary on amazon prime based on this book:

Early Islamic Qiblas: A survey of mosques built between 1AH/622 C.E. and 263 AH/876 C.E.
By Dan Gibson

The theory is Petra not Mecca was the original prayer direction of the Mohammadans. His evidence is the prayer direction of early Mosques, lack of match between Quran and Meccan geography, and the Second Islamic Civil War.


Posted by: Dread0 at July 21, 2019 09:32 AM (Bptbo)

71 I love many of Andrew Wyeth's paintings, but this is one of my favorites:

http://www.swoyersart.com/andrew_wyeth/dr_syn.htm
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:25 AM (kQs4Y)

He's been at sea too long.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at July 21, 2019 09:33 AM (TDyHc)

72 JTB, I grew up with Chapman's. It was instrumental in shaping me in a lot of ways. And it carried over to the next generation - Red, Jr. is a licensed marine Deck Officer.
If you want to know something nautical, start with Chapman's.

Posted by: RI Red at July 21, 2019 09:33 AM (i6sQg)

73 If Hillary runs again, will she publish a book before the election?

Posted by: Picric at July 21, 2019 09:33 AM (nonGu)

74 It is hotter than the hinges of Hell out there.

Can't wait for Labor Day and the unofficial end of Summer.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 21, 2019 09:33 AM (sGotD)

75 66 now I wanna read it but not at my local library grr

Posted by: vmom check out this KU deal at July 21, 2019 09:34 AM (dm05u)

76 Currently reading "The Man From The Train", by Bill James (the baseball guy). About the man who is likely America's most prolific serial killer (100+ victims). He killed ~1898-1912, near train tracks, in areas with minimal / no police presence, entire families in one go, with arson, and other markers.

Great research, but could do without the meandering asides that have little to do with the crime series.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 21, 2019 09:34 AM (3JbJY)

77 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2019 09:34 AM (arJlL)

78 34

Can't recall title but there was the same idea in a 30s story where NYC was accidentally sealed for like 50 years under a man made force field, then reopened. Gripping and sad story.

Posted by: doomed at July 21, 2019 09:34 AM (tt1wG)

79 The theory is Petra not Mecca was the original
prayer direction of the Mohammadans. His evidence is the prayer
direction of early Mosques, lack of match between Quran and Meccan
geography, and the Second Islamic Civil War.







Posted by: Dread0 at July 21, 2019 09:32 AM (Bptbo)

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What's the name of the video? When I finish Gibbon I'm going back to a set of essays on early Islam that also challenges the conventional narrative.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 09:34 AM (HIUfw)

80 I read Famous Sheriffs & Western Outlaws by William MacLeod Raine. Originally published in 1929, it was a collection of articles written by Raine (a newspaper reporter) at the turn of the 20th C. He gives what seems to be a pretty even-handed accounting of some incidents that occurred in what was rapidly becoming the "Old West" of the 1870s, such as OK Corral, the Lincoln County War and the Tanto Basin War. Some of the articles are more interesting than others and a couple don't quite fit the theme. One thing that I learned was that the gunfighters tended to alternate between outlawry and being lawmen as their mood and circumstances dictated. Rating = 3.75/5.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 21, 2019 09:35 AM (5Yee7)

81 Weasel! Kindred spirits with Chapman's!

Posted by: RI Red at July 21, 2019 09:35 AM (i6sQg)

82 I am now reading a Moron recommendation, though I think it may have come up in a non-book thread.

God: a Biography.

It removes the theology (we're not to care about whether it's "true") and looks at God as a literary figure. What is he doing at the creation, why is he fucking with people? I'm not very far in, he's messing with Abraham now, but I'm quite enjoying it.

My only disappointment is that I'd hoped for this approach to Jesus, but this God is Jewish bible only.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2019 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

83 I don't trust Amazon, Google or mobs with technical access to be able to manipulate or eliminate books they 'disagree' with. A few years ago I might have found that concern to be paranoid. Not any more.
Posted by: JTB

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Same here. Some of my colleagues are a bit surprised to find out that I have an actual library in my abode.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at July 21, 2019 09:36 AM (qup4B)

84 65 Whoa, wait - you're saying Hollywood screws up adaptations???
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 09:20 AM (HIUfw)

Yes they do. Often times badly.
Posted by: Jake Holenhead at July 21, 2019 09:30 AM (TDyHc)
________

After Hollywood had made it into a movie, P G Wodehouse wrote an introduction to his Damsel in Distress. Very funny, about the studio's turning it over to "the manglers", and what they did.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 21, 2019 09:37 AM (VaN/j)

85 Speaking of the interwebs, I perused that fat creature who wanted his SCOTUS waxed and whoo boy! what a freak show. None of it made any sense in the real world.

The book I am so looking forward to reading in the near future is "Nukes and Scimitars or How Muzzies Learned to Love the Bomb and Enter Paradise".

Oh, the horror.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2019 09:37 AM (Z+IKu)

86 "The Lanson Screen" by Leo Zagat.

Posted by: doomed at July 21, 2019 09:38 AM (tt1wG)

87 Napoleon has to have been highly charismatic. It wouldn't surprise me to see him portrayed as charming.

Sounds like my sister could use that not giving a fuck book. I might get it for her as a "joke" Christmas gift that is secretly for real.

Personally, my approach to bad situations is to look for the humor. There's this one recurring meeting at work that is very annoying for a variety of reasons, and I'm the one who represents my office there. I could spend a lot of time blowing my top, but instead, I focus on the entertainment value. A bunch of engineers arguing is usually pretty entertaining (despite what you might assume, quite a few of us do have a way with words, which really adds to it) anyway, but at this meeting, I also look for the humor in the frequent last-minute cancellations and poor technical pre-coordination (particularly inapt given the whole purpose of this meeting is technical coordination. They like to come in with a software solution to a hardware problem which they haven't cleared with software, which is in my office, and now I just raise an eyebrow very slowly and dryly recommend they clear that with the software control board, my tone of voice clearly implying they won't be succeeding).

Speaking of engineering and moon landing. Exploration Mission 1 is still on track for October 2020 launch.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 21, 2019 09:39 AM (rWZ8Y)

88 Hmm...catchfart gives me an idea...

Posted by: Little Lupe at July 21, 2019 09:39 AM (EgshT)

89 While I love small book stores, too many of them are run by hard left extremist freakies and its almost painful to go into some of them with the decor and people working there, the patchoulli stench, and the books they like to feature up front. My favorite ones are run by people who just love books and selling books, so they don't have an agenda beyond that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 21, 2019 09:40 AM (39g3+)

90 61 - Been listening to the rebroadcast since found it. It plays on my tablet while going to diffent browsers and web sites. Right now there is conversation of little nagging problems in equipment and how to get around them.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 09:40 AM (BbGew)

91 Napoleon 's only crime was losing

Posted by: vmom check out this KU deal at July 21, 2019 09:41 AM (dm05u)

92 The Hemingway clip is good. "As the Court has become more political in its decision-making, when it makes law rather than interprets the law as written, that creates a very political situation and it's not altogether surprising that the process itself becomes more political."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:42 AM (kQs4Y)

93 79
What's the name of the video? When I finish Gibbon I'm going back to a set of essays on early Islam that also challenges the conventional narrative.

The Sacred City was the documentary name on amazon.

Posted by: Dread0 at July 21, 2019 09:43 AM (Bptbo)

94 76 Currently reading "The Man From The Train", by Bill James (the baseball guy). About the man who is likely America's most prolific serial killer (100+ victims). He killed ~1898-1912, near train tracks, in areas with minimal / no police presence, entire families in one go, with arson, and other markers.

Great research, but could do without the meandering asides that have little to do with the crime series.
Posted by: Kingsnake at July 21, 2019 09:34 AM (3JbJY)

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Also, recently finished "The Westies" by T.J. English, about the Irish mob in Hells Kitchen (New York), from 1960-1985ish. The key protagonists were Mickey Featherstone and James Coonan, the latter of whom was notably fond of dismembering his victims. If you are true crime aficionado, recommended.

Posted by: Kingsnake at July 21, 2019 09:43 AM (3JbJY)

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (7/20/19)

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Another ONT in the can.

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The Saturday Night Joke

Two sisters

Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble..

In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull so that they can breed their own stock.

Upon leaving with $600, the brunette tells her sister, 'When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.'

The brunette arrives at the man's ranch, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less. After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news.

She walks into the telegraph office, and says, 'I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.'

The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds, it will cost 99 cents a word. Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word.

After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, 'I want you to send her the word 'comfortable.'

The operator shakes his head. 'How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word 'comfortable?'

The brunette explains, 'My sister's blonde. The word is big. She'll read it very slowly... 'com-for-da-bul.'

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Are we wiping out curiosity from our children? Where is the sense of adventure and exploration? Kids would rather be a You Tube star than an astronaut.

On the eve of the Apollo 11 anniversary, LEGO asked The Harris Poll to survey a total of 3,000 children in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom about their attitudes toward and knowledge of space. The results reveal that, at least for Western countries, kids today are more interested in YouTube than spaceflight.


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Midwest waters, The Manitowoc Minute Style.


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Biking the French way..........


Going through life with a chip on your vagina shoulder is no way to live girlfriend. H/T CBD

“Manspreading,” otherwise known as ‘having a pair of testicles’ – is where men sit with their legs spread apart on public transport.

23-year-old Laila Laurel says she designed the chair “following her own experiences of ‘manspreading'”.

“It came both from my own experiences of men infringing on my space in public, and also from ‘The Everyday Sexism Project’, a website founded by Laura Bates in which women self-testify about sexism they experience,” she told LadBible.


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Huh? Our neighbors to the north have a mafia problem. Who knew? More than igloos and sled dogs seized.

York Regional Police say they have arrested 15 people and seized $35 million worth of homes, sports cars and cash in a major trans-Atlantic probe targeting the most prominent wing of ‘Ndrangheta Mafia clan in Canada.

Responding to spike in shootings, arsons in Vaughan and the surrounding area in 2017, police started “Project Sindicato,” targeting a group accused of operating illegal backroom gambling dens in various cafes.

It resulted in what is believed to be the largest Mafia bust in Ontario’s history

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When you think of Finland what do you think of? Rapalas? Tasty food? How about the 1st ever heavy metal knitting championship. H/T Bitter Clinger

Knitting and heavy metal are two important crafts, but one doesn’t imagine that the two intersect very often. However, a few days ago, the two came together when Finland hosted the Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship — and it was legendary.


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How to become a chocolate snob. How to Taste Chocolate Like an ExpertThe taste of chocolate is subjective. Eat what you like. Eat what you can afford.

“Hold your nose,” instructs Cat Black. On her cue we spoon some melted chocolate into our mouths and taste without smelling, quietly considering what’s happening in our mouths. Contrary to the deliciousness my brain is anticipating, it’s an anticlimax: I can detect a slick of chocolate across my tongue and some vague sweetness, but almost no flavor.

After a few moments, Cat signals to let go of our noses. Whoosh! As the aroma molecules waft from my mouth to the back of my nose, they fire the nerve signals that tell my brain about the different compounds in the chocolate. Suddenly there’s a flood of flavors: rich chocolate, a little bitterness, some bursts of fruitiness. And just when I think the flavors are fading, I detect a wave of something else. Is it coffee? “You can see that a lot of the subtlety of the flavor of chocolate is in the aroma,” Cat says. By some estimates, only 10 to 20 percent of what we perceive as flavor comes from our taste buds—the rest is delivered through our nose.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


Rhyme or reason for tonight's selections? Nope.............


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All this Apollo talk has me thinking............

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Good help is hard to find. Really good help is even harder to find. Genius Award Winner.

A McDonald’s worker on probation for cocaine possession was arrested last night for dousing a customer with a large soft drink during a dispute at the drive-thru window, according to Florida court records.

Katrina Lee Jordan, 37, was working at the Pinellas Park restaurant when she and the male victim “began having a verbal argument.” The nature of the drive-thru dispute was not detailed in an arrest affidavit.

Cops allege that Jordan, seen at right, “took a large soft drink and threw it in the victim’s window,” striking the man and spilling the cup’s contents “all over his car and his clothing.”


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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. 5 out of 5 cucks despise The ONT.

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1 Hello?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:00 PM (Ksjjk)

2 st

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (kQs4Y)

3 I guess nobody is here. I'll just go home.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (Ksjjk)

4 rd?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (kQs4Y)

5

Seven artists have asked New York City's Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law enforcement supplies including tear gas.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (aKsyK)

6 Hello Dear, how was your day?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (GaOgf)

7 So NOT close.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (kQs4Y)

8 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (7WaWV)

9 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (JFzNN)

10 ont!

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 10:02 PM (dm05u)

11
remember FAR OUT SPACE NUTS?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 10:02 PM (qe9rM)

12 It is so hot in my area of Indiana that the roads are melting and the potholes are filling in by themselves.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:02 PM (myjNJ)

13 Close, but....

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:03 PM (BiNEL)

14 Ahh the Grassroots. Many an evening making out with those guys playing in the background.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

15

Is Ndrangheta an Italian name?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 10:04 PM (aKsyK)

16 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:04 PM (arJlL)

17 remember FAR OUT SPACE NUTS?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 10:02 PM (qe9rM)

"I said lunch, not launch!"

Posted by: Mark1971 at July 20, 2019 10:04 PM (xPl2J)

18 Evening Horde!

No fish were caught today, but I did work on my tan.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2019 10:05 PM (Z/1Kk)

19 It's so hot here that I just saw two hobbits throw a ring into my yard.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:05 PM (myjNJ)

20 The memory is the second thing to go.

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 10:05 PM (kLxSO)

21 Well, now that you ask.. spent the late morning, early afternoon helping my son move in the blistering heat. I held the door open for people. LOL! I know my limits. Well... plus I paid for the movers so..

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:06 PM (dUJdY)

22 Eighty-second!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 10:06 PM (I2/tG)

23 Some hammocks are more peaceful than others.
see niclink

Howdy, ONTlings.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for Ozzy Man Bears v Hammock at July 20, 2019 10:06 PM (mZLmb)

24 Well, at least I am sure they are very polite Mafia, eh?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:06 PM (BiNEL)

25 Tell the kids that if they become the first people on Mars, it is going to be like Big Brother On F**king Mars. Everything is getting filmed and beamed back to Erf.

Posted by: empress wu at July 20, 2019 10:06 PM (ykYG2)

26 Upate4 on Dad

He is back home, they released him today. Doctor has ordered him to rest and do nothing strenuous for the next few days. Has nothing but praise for the surgical team that went in and fixed him. They only found one blockage area so only one stent.

Thanks for all the prayers Horde.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (cH3lq)

27 off Tang Jin Dynasty Foot-Bound Sock

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (ykYG2)

28 Another ONT in the can."

Well, let it out!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (6qErC)

29 Com for da bull. Sounds like an invitation for the ONT.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (GaOgf)

30 It's so hot here that I just saw two hobbits throw a ring into my yard.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:05 PM (myjNJ)

Hey, free ring.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (t+qrx)

31 That "hammock" looks like one of those hanging shelters some trekkers use...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 10:08 PM (7WaWV)

32 Anna I guess I missed what was going on with your dad. Glad he's doing better.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

33 I'll tell you one thing we're doing that will come back and bite us; strollers for older children.

You see it all the time now. Some mother pushing a 2-5 year old around in a stroller while the kid is belted in and can't move.

1. Children need to be active to exercise their nerves and muscles and gain coordination. It's particularly important when they are very young.

We're preventing that.

2. Children need express themselves and their energy and their curiosity and again see #1.

We're suppressing that.

I don't know if mothers do it because it's easier than riding heard over the kid or because the kid is lazy or what but it's a practice that seem universal now and it will come with costs later on.

One of them being early onset obesity with all it's attending diseases and tragedy.

This shit has got to stop ladies.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at July 20, 2019 10:08 PM (W+zVf)

34 FAR OUT SPACE NUTS

At my age, far out nuts isn't something I'm remembering so much as looking forward to. If that's the expression.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:09 PM (ykYG2)

35 Are we wiping out curiosity from our children?

Yes. Thank helicopter parenting, the education system, law enforcement and CPS.

Where is the sense of adventure and exploration? Dead as a doornail. See above.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

36 Wow, old sock. Haven't posted from the iPad in a while.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:09 PM (t+qrx)

37 Anna I guess I missed what was going on with your dad. Glad he's doing better.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

Same here Anna. Belated prayers up!






















Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:09 PM (BiNEL)

38 It's so hot here that I just saw two hobbits throw a ring into my yard.

Oh yeah?

Well it's so hot here I saw two crackheads putting copper back into an air conditioning unit.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:10 PM (Ksjjk)

39 29 Com for da bull. Sounds like an invitation for the ONT.
Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (GaOgf)


Ha.

It was good, how was yours?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:10 PM (aA3+G)

40 I don't know if mothers do it because it's easier than riding heard over the kid or because the kid is lazy or what but

This shit has got to stop ladies.
Posted by: jakee308

-----

One of the neighborhood moms picks her kids up at the bus stop which is 6-8 houses away from their home.

The boys are 11 and 14.

They don't have a chance.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (Z/1Kk)

41 So the storm system that swept through Minn and Wis last night was a Derecho... https://preview.tinyurl.com/lzqywzc

Posted by: davidt at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (jY3BZ)

42 Well it's so hot here I saw two crackheads putting copper back into an air conditioning unit.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:10 PM (Ks
Now, that's hot!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (BiNEL)

43 It was good, how was yours?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:10 PM (aA3+G)

Fabulous!

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (GaOgf)

44 Hrothgar's taken up speculating in real estate, I see...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (7WaWV)

45 Jordan's rap sheet includes convictions for scheme to defraud, violating probation, and passing bad checks or currency.

She single?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (ykYG2)

46 The boys are 11 and 14.

They don't have a chance."

BETO!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 10:12 PM (6qErC)

47 I know you. You get bull joke from Hee-Haw.
That OK, funny funny.

Com-for-da-bull

Posted by: Peking Loe at July 20, 2019 10:12 PM (c8xLq)

48 Hrothgar's taken up speculating in real estate, I see...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (7WaWV)

Starting small, but I intend to really expand!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (BiNEL)

49 Sure fire curiosity, adventure and confidence killers for kids are making sure they hear the following words more than anything else:

Stop.
Don't.
You can't.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

50 Sat Nite Joke LOL !!

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (arJlL)

51 Do you know how much trouble 2 hooligans can do within 6 - 8 houses?

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (BbGew)

52 A lady saw three parrots for sale. They were priced was $150, $100, and $10.
Lady asks why one is so cheap and the owner said it used to live in a whorehouse. Lady laughs and buys the bird. When she gets it home it says, wow! This is a great new whorehouse. She laughs again.
When her teen age daughters get home the bird says, great, two new whores. They all laugh.
The husband comes home. Bird says, hey Joe! Glad you found our new location!


And that's when the fight started.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (myjNJ)

53 I could manspread all over that chair.

Posted by: freaked at July 20, 2019 10:14 PM (UdKB7)

54 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (myjNJ)

That was funny!

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:14 PM (GaOgf)

55 Playing a video from the ONT

Get to the bottom of comments

Hit refresh

Music cuts off

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for Ozzy Man Bears v Hammock at July 20, 2019 10:15 PM (mZLmb)

56 Some people are trying to do something.

British Airways said Saturday it had suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precautionary measure following a security review.

German carrier Lufthansa also said it was suspending flights to Cairo from Munich and Frankfurt just for Saturday without giving any reason.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 10:16 PM (I2/tG)

57 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (myjNJ)

LOL! Love it!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:16 PM (dUJdY)

58 Posted by: mindful webworker - click for Ozzy Man Bears v Hammock at July 20, 2019 10:15 PM (mZLmb)

Was the song "You Can't Always Get What You Want..."

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

59 Anna I guess I missed what was going on with your dad. Glad he's doing better.
Posted by: Jewells45

Same here. And ditto.

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:16 PM (arJlL)

60 Biking the French way..........

LOL.

... I'm still laughing.

These idiot bikers might even be better than the British dorks who chase that big rolling cheese wheel down the hill and end up breaking an average of 2.4 bones apiece.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 10:18 PM (6fsOH)

61 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (myjNJ)

Heh. More like that one please!

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 10:18 PM (kLxSO)

62 If you want to see what comes after the bikes crashing on the ice, take a look at "The Mountain of Hell" race. It is the go-pro camera of the eventual winner for the next 30 minutes. Harrowing to say the least.


https://tinyurl.com/y3p3lxu7

Posted by: Not That Guy at July 20, 2019 10:19 PM (F3TDN)

63 a website founded by Laura Bates in which women self-testify about sexism they experience

"self-testify"? WTFF is that?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 10:19 PM (6fsOH)

64 What happened to your father, Anna?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:19 PM (GaOgf)

65 Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 10:16 PM (I2/tG)

....

I guess we're just left to assume that British Airways and Lufthansa are racist.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:21 PM (Ksjjk)

66 Don't let anyone treat you like free salsa.
You are cheese dip baby. You... Are....Cheese...Dip.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:21 PM (myjNJ)

67
g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2019 10:22 PM (KCxzN)

68 48
Starting small, but I intend to really expand!
--------------------------
I see, my son. That will be a penance of 4 Hail Marys.

Posted by: stumck at July 20, 2019 10:23 PM (IpZ/y)

69 That bicycle video must be a metaphor for something, but I don't know what.

Whose idea was it to ride bicycles down an icy hill?

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

70 "self-testify"? WTFF is that?

They're testy...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 10:23 PM (6qErC)

71 What do you do when a blonde throws a grenade at you? Pull the pin and throw it back!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:24 PM (myjNJ)

72 I guess we're just left to assume that British Airways and Lufthansa are racist.

I flew Egypt Air New York-Cairo about ten years ago.

The Egyptians clearly didn't trust TSA, because they had their own security people at the gate, who were going very carefully through everyone's carryon luggage.

A tough part of the world.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 10:25 PM (I2/tG)

73 It's so hot here that I just saw two hobbits throw a ring into my yard.

Its so hot here, I came in from outside and got a water from the fridge, I felt the cold air from the fridge and wondered how much trouble it would be to cut a hole in the door so I could hang my balls in the fridge.

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:25 PM (arJlL)

74 Q: How can you steal the window seat of a blonde on a plane going to London?

A: Tell her the seats that are going to London are all in the middle row.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:26 PM (myjNJ)

75 Hi Insom!

Hiya Horde!

Hello flowers! Hello trees! Hello clouds!
It's sunny and 75 here, mountains are out, breeze out of the north. Gorgeous day here in Sea Town.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:26 PM (PkVlr)

76 Hello Alton!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:26 PM (dUJdY)

77 15.ndragheta is the Calabrian mob.

Posted by: kallisto at July 20, 2019 10:27 PM (2vJ77)

78 The Egyptians clearly didn't trust TSA"

No one trusts the TSA.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 10:27 PM (6qErC)

79 Thanks for all the prayers Horde.

Glad to hear everything turned out good for you and your family Anna.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 10:27 PM (K22Va)

80 Hey, AltonJackson

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:27 PM (t+qrx)

81 wondered how much trouble it would be to cut a hole in the door so I could hang my balls in the fridge.

Annnddd... wine all over my monitor. Thanks.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:28 PM (dUJdY)

82 Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:25 PM (arJlL)

You could put one of those freezer packs in your shorts. Who cares about shrinkage?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:28 PM (GaOgf)

83 78 The Egyptians clearly didn't trust TSA"

No one trusts the TSA.No one trusts the Government, Period.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 10:27 PM (6qErC)


Had to opine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:28 PM (aA3+G)

84 The riders in the bicycle video had no idea that the whole purpose of the race was to entertain random people on the Interweb.

Thanks! Never wise up, peeps.

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (kLxSO)

85
1. Children need to be active to exercise their nerves and muscles and gain coordination. It's particularly important when they are very young.

We're preventing that.

2. Children need express themselves and their energy and their curiosity and again see #1.

We're suppressing that.


Get a flexi-leash instead.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (Wx/+I)

86 Is it ok to use my AM radio after NOON?

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (myjNJ)

87 82 Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:25 PM (arJlL)

You could put one of those freezer packs in your shorts. Who cares about shrinkage?
Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:28 PM (GaOgf)

You?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

88 ceCorp, LLC. 5 out of 5 cucks despise The ONT.

You know who else despised The ONT?

Posted by: Somme Daywalker at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (DMUuz)

89
hey Jewells, hogmartin

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2019 10:30 PM (KCxzN)

90 Yeah, well its so hot here its just like...

Oh, every other damn summer.

Never mind.

Posted by: Don Q. at July 20, 2019 10:30 PM (NgKpN)

91 Tom is applying for a job as a signalman for the local railroad, and is told to meet the inspector at the signal box. The inspector decides to give Tom a pop quiz, asking, "What would you do if you realized that two trains were heading towards each other on the same track? " Tom says, "I would switch one train to another track. " "What if the lever broke? " asks the inspector. "I'd run down to the tracks and use the manual lever, " answers Tom. "What if that had been struck by lightning? " challenges the inspector. "Then, " Tom continues, "I'd run back up here and use the phone to call the next signal box. " "What if the phone was busy? " "In that case, " Tom argues, "I'd run to the street level and use the public phone near the station ". "What if that had been vandalized? " "Oh, well, " says Tom, "in that case I'd run into town and get my Uncle Leo. "This puzzles the inspector, so he asks, "Why would you do that? " "Because he's never seen a train crash! "

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:31 PM (myjNJ)

92 Have a good night my hordelings!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:32 PM (myjNJ)

93 The French Connection went through the Canadian based mafia IIRC .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:32 PM (2DOZq)

94 I taught my boys how to climb trees and jump out of swings.

I got some really dirty looks when I taught them how to back flip out of the swings. Other kids kept drifting over for lessons and their overprotective parents would drive them away and scold me.

I told them it's better if I teach them how to do it properly.

To each his own, I guess.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:32 PM (PkVlr)

95 ( looks up self- testify)
Ah, here it is
Self-testify - verb, to make up shit

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 10:32 PM (BbGew)

96 You are cheese dip baby. You... Are....Cheese...Dip.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:21 PM (myjNJ)


El Azteco cheese dip?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

97 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

You know why women can't measure?

Because all their life they've been told that this________________________is eight inches.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:33 PM (GaOgf)

98 "self-testify"

I.e., they make shit up.

I'm watching Mr Sunshine's first episode, involving nineteenth Korean serfdom / slavery. I doubt the modern snowflakes would last long in a system with real oppression under real despots.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:33 PM (ykYG2)

99 Evening!

Got. A good carb coma going here.. it's our anniversary and we just got back from dinner at our favorite Spanish tapas restaurant.

I may not last too long!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 20, 2019 10:33 PM (438dO)

100

We usually have magnificent sunsets, crazy clouds, all kinds of colors, but...

Two days in a row the sun has set with absolutely no clouds in the sky, just dusky blue sky and a blazing disc on the horizon saying, "here, have a last blast of radiation!"

One more day before the weather breaks. So they say.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:34 PM (mZLmb)

101 Good night madam.. great jokes!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:34 PM (dUJdY)

102 Hotter than a fresh-f*cked fox in a forest fire.

Hotter than a three-peckered goat in a pepper patch.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:34 PM (Ksjjk)

103 You could put one of those freezer packs in your shorts. Who cares about shrinkage?

I was thinking seriously about inventing freezer pack jockey shorts.

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:35 PM (arJlL)

104 When women wearing scoop chest tops stop leaning forward men can stop man spreading.

Posted by: epador at July 20, 2019 10:35 PM (RyIfn)

105 Good night madam.. great jokes!
Posted by: Jewells45

Seconded.

Well, not The goodnite part.

Yet.

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:36 PM (arJlL)

106 Yep, that's Creed Bratton from The Office playing for The Grass Roots.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 10:36 PM (S7WbR)

107 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:31 PM (myjNJ)

Bring em!

I was working in my front yard and hung my camo jacket on the gatepost.

A guy drives up, hops out of his car and grabs my jacket. As he gets back behind the wheel, I notice he has only one leg.

"You one legged prick!" I yell. "You got my camo jacket. You can hide, but you can't run!"

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 10:37 PM (kLxSO)

108 Avengers Endgame has surpassed Avatar at the box office. This great national shame has finally been lifted.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 10:38 PM (LxTcq)

109 Where did the name Apollo for the US Moon mission come from?

January 1959 discussions on a post-Mercury program. Art Silverstein who offered up the suggested name did so since, "it was just an attractive name."

pg 14. We Reach the Moon. John Noble Wilford. Bantam Books. July 1969.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 10:38 PM (cH3lq)

110 Okay, one last joke before I exit......


On a rural road a state trooper pulled this farmer over and said: "Sir, do you realize your wife fell out of the car several miles back? " To which the farmer replied: "Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf! "


That's all, folks!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:38 PM (myjNJ)

111 hi ONTers

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:38 PM (GBteo)

112 I was thinking seriously about inventing freezer pack jockey shorts.
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:35 PM (arJlL)


Relevant space content:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6mwrcrr

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:39 PM (t+qrx)

113 hiya harry!

how's the life of the young, wicked and handsome?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:39 PM (PkVlr)

114 I always took my three kids out to the Pinnacles formation north of Lake Arrowhead to free-climb some formidable rock formations. Including the daughter with Down's. It was good for all of them, especially Lauren the Gentle. She turned out to be a good climber, and later, a pretty good shot. No accidents, no broken bones.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 20, 2019 10:40 PM (w7U7L)

115 On the opposite side of the coin are the Trailer Park trash and low income urban parents/ parent that let or force their kids to become adults way too soon.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:40 PM (2DOZq)

116 For those who missed the posts Friday, Dad had suffered a minor heart attack Thursday night.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 10:40 PM (cH3lq)

117 Thanks to all the jokers here, I needed a good laugh before I toddled off to bed, and I got several good laughs instead.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:40 PM (BiNEL)

118 I gotta think freezer pack jockey shorts already exist.

I think keeping the balls cool is one of the recommendations for dudes trying to build up their sperm count.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:41 PM (Ksjjk)

119 how's the life of the young, wicked and handsome?
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:39 PM (PkVlr)

Eh, had a date tonight that didn't happen, so that's a bit of a bummer. And I don't have an AC (long story) and am suffering through a new england heat wave.

But other than that, everythings actually going remarkably well in my life, thanks for asking.

Hows everything with you?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:41 PM (GBteo)

120 For those who missed the posts Friday, Dad had suffered a minor heart attack Thursday night.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Still in hospital?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 10:41 PM (xSo9G)

121 Reminds me to again recommend to pull up the Dave Chappell's bit Baby on the Corner.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:41 PM (2DOZq)

122 121 Reminds me to again recommend to pull up the Dave Chappell's bit Baby on the Corner.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:41 PM (2DOZq)

"Baby, what you doing on the corner?"

"I'm selling weed!"

haha

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:42 PM (GBteo)

123 I was thinking seriously about inventing freezer pack jockey shorts.
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:35 PM (arJlL)

Relevant space content:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6mwrcrr
Posted by: hogmartin

That's nice and all, but I was thinking of a more immediate "Ahhhhhhhhh"

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:42 PM (arJlL)

124 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 10:40 PM (cH3lq)

....

Hate to hear that.

Prayers for a speedy recovery for him.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:42 PM (Ksjjk)

125
To which the farmer replied: "Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf! "


That's all, folks!
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:38 PM (

Well done young lady. All quality!

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 10:42 PM (kLxSO)

126 I think keeping the balls cool is one of the recommendations for dudes trying to build up their sperm count.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
-----------

Nutz, hot nutz
You get 'em from the peanut man...

Posted by: Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts at July 20, 2019 10:43 PM (CDGwz)

127 Well Facebook finally shot me in the head. When a post went up about Tliab calling Trump a MFer ..they spelled it... I posted that Muslims are well known for massacres.

Well that triggered them.

So no Armenian Genocide Rememberance Day for instance on FB?

Posted by: torabora at July 20, 2019 10:43 PM (OqSi4)

128 Sorry Anna, that had to be scary. Glad he's doing better.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:43 PM (dUJdY)

129
Hows everything with you?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

all is well. I survived 90 degrees with 90% humidity in central FLorida. The beach was fantastic! I got to meet Bboy and Bgal. awesome folks. Insom and I had a really nice time together.

Hopefully he'll be heading west in the fall.

Just got home from Mass, and I prayed for all yall.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:44 PM (PkVlr)

130 https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/mobile/
About 12 minutes to go until Neil Armstrong steps off the ladder

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 10:44 PM (BbGew)

131 My millennial niece told me I needed to move to Wisconsin to be with northern hillbillies like me so I could be with my people. I'm not sure if I'm pissed or not.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 10:44 PM (K22Va)

132 Anna, He will be okay. I bet they put him on a few new medications. Make sure he takes them and does his follow ups.

Prayers for continued recovery

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:45 PM (PkVlr)

133 Happy anniversary Chi-town !!! I hope you and your beloved share many more!!!

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 10:45 PM (mFoNl)

134 nurse ratched #94:
back flip out of the swings

?? ??

From standing up?

Sounds like what I'd been thinking about recently (in my dotage): a couple of things I did in life that I did once to say I could and did twice to be sure the first time wasn't a fluke. Dived off the high tower. Standing back flip on the trampoline. Rolled a cigarette with my tongue, cowboy-style.

Took many a forward leap, but never thought of backflip off the swings.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:46 PM (mZLmb)

135 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:31 PM (myjNJ)

Nice joke

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:46 PM (aA3+G)

136 Okay, one last joke before I exit......


On a rural road a state trooper pulled this farmer over and said: "Sir, do you realize your wife fell out of the car several miles back? " To which the farmer replied: "Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf! "


That's all, folks!
Posted by: madamemayhem

One time I was driving, wearing a black shirt and my seatbelt was black.

A cop stopped me and asked me why I wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

I said " I am wearing a seatbelt"

He looked and said "Oh".

"nevermind".

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:46 PM (arJlL)

137 It's sunny and 75 here, mountains are out, breeze out of the north. Gorgeous day here in Sea Town.

But remember, thanks to gerbil warbeling, hundreds of people will soon be dying from heatwaves in Seattle.

Truly! The science is settled!

Posted by: Enviormentalists! at July 20, 2019 10:47 PM (I2/tG)

138 That's nice and all, but I was thinking of a more immediate "Ahhhhhhhhh"
Posted by: JT
------------

No problem. CO2 fire extinguisher.

You've probably heard the old expression, "What really frosts my balls is...."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 10:47 PM (CDGwz)

139 Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 10:44 PM (K22Va)

You are more than welcome to move here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

140 Anna Puma!!!

Thank goodness your dad is doing well!

I can highly recommend the DASH diet for cardiac patients. Husband is ten years out from his quad bypass, and is in great health. It's also not too bad to follow.

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 10:48 PM (mFoNl)

141 Took many a forward leap, but never thought of backflip off the swings.
Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story


nah, sitting down. all you do is swing really high, lean back, tip your head back and let go at the top of the arc. the back flip practically does itself. all you really need to do is spot the landing.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:48 PM (PkVlr)

142 But remember, thanks to gerbil warbeling, hundreds of people will soon be dying from heatwaves in Seattle.



Truly! The science is settled!

Posted by: Enviormentalists! at July 20, 2019 10:47 PM (I2/tG)

To be fair, the only ones that will be around to die from gerbil warbeling will be those that didn't drown when the seas rose, so it's not as bad as you made it sound!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:49 PM (BiNEL)

143 We've assimilated to the heat and humidity in Houston so I will not dismiss the dire warnings of this week's heatwave for those who are not used to it. It's just another Tuesday in Houston.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:49 PM (2DOZq)

144 all is well. I survived 90 degrees with 90% humidity in central FLorida. The beach was fantastic! I got to meet Bboy and Bgal. awesome folks. Insom and I had a really nice time together.

Hopefully he'll be heading west in the fall.

Just got home from Mass, and I prayed for all yall.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:44 PM (PkVlr)

Excellent. I'll be in that horrific hellhole of an area later this summer (central FL). I don't know how anyone thought it was a good idea to settle somewhere that is literally unlivable without air conditioning.

And yes, I think the horde needs as many prayers as we can get.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:50 PM (GBteo)

145 It's sunny and 75 here, mountains are out, breeze out of the north. Gorgeous day here in Sea Town.
----

Hmm. 74 deg. here, 10:50 pm so, can't see the mountains. Still have a few lightening bugs though.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 10:50 PM (CDGwz)

146 I do the Saturday Vigil Mass too usually, but this evening was too rainy and I thought it might get haily.

Will be doing it tomorrow AM.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:50 PM (ykYG2)

147 and Harry: sorry your day wasn't good. hope tomorrow is better.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:51 PM (ykYG2)

148 You are more than welcome to move here

It's getting worse tax and crime wise by the month. I was offered a space for a 3 season trailer on the Wolf to start. Maybe.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 10:52 PM (K22Va)

149 nah, sitting down. all you do is swing really high, lean back, tip your head back and let go at the top of the arc. the back flip practically does itself. all you really need to do is spot the landing.
Posted by: nurse ratched
----------------

Not. Happening.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 10:52 PM (CDGwz)

150 Mis Hum, thanks for The Grassroots. I like a lot of their stuff. "Midnight Confessions" is my fav but so many others are good also ("Sooner or Later", "Where Were You When I Needed You", to name just a couple.)


They never seem to get any airplay on the oldie stations.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 20, 2019 10:52 PM (RfzVr)

151 Parent health scares are tough. Prayers up for Moron parents who are having issues

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

152 Posted by: cfo mom at July 20, 2019 10:52 PM (RfzVr)

I have Sooner or Later on my play list.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:54 PM (2DOZq)

153 The Moon in mythology.

Cherokees ran wild during an eclipse banging kettles and making as much racket as possible to scare away the giant frog that was trying to eat the Moon.

In True History by the second century Greek Lucian of Samosata there is a story of a trip to the Moon and finding inhabitants who rode on the backs of three-headed vultures.

John Keats - "What is there in thee, moon, that thou shouldst move my heart so potently?"

pg 17-18. Ibid.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 10:55 PM (cH3lq)

154 To be fair, the only ones that will be around to die from gerbil warbeling will be those that didn't drown when the seas rose, so it's not as bad as you made it sound!

And we've all already died from losing net neutrality, of course.

There is a meteorologist at the University of Washington, Cliff Mass, who runs a regionally popular weather blog.

Mass believes in AGW, but he also believes in refuting particularly stupid assertions about AGW, like the deadly Seattle heatwaves claim.

As a result, local environmentalists hate him - you are not allowed to deviate from the Party Line, no matter how absurd the Party Line is.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 10:55 PM (I2/tG)

155 Two years ago tonight.

Weird Dave had the ONT. Brought to you by a ship-shipping ship, shipping shipping ships.

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=370777

"GOULD" grabbed firstesses.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:56 PM (mZLmb)

156 how's the life of the young, wicked and handsome?
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:39 PM (PkVlr)

Eh, had a date tonight that didn't happen, so that's a bit of a bummer. And I don't have an AC (long story) and am suffering through a new england heat wave.

One time some friends hooked me up with a blind date.

The woman's skin was so white, it made her teeth look yellow.

Or her teeth were so yellow, it made her skin look white.

I dunno which. All I know is, I took one look at her teeth and said to myself "I ain't stickin' my tongue in that yap".

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (arJlL)

157 Those chairs, lol.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (5aX2M)

158 146 I do the Saturday Vigil Mass too usually, but this evening was too rainy and I thought it might get haily.

Will be doing it tomorrow AM.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 1

{{{boulder}}}

I love worship in the original languages. I got to go to Latin Mass with our neighbor when his church offered it. It is beautiful.

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (mFoNl)

159 That's one small step for man
One giant leap for mankind

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (BbGew)

160 147 and Harry: sorry your day wasn't good. hope tomorrow is better.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:51 PM (ykYG2)

Oh, thanks. Didn't mean to give off the impression my day was bad -- overall, had a pretty decent day -- got a lot done with work and around the house, spent many hours in the gym (it's air conditioned), got dinner with some friends. A little bummed about the date flaking on me, but I mean, she kind of sucks anyways, so it's not a huge loss.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (GBteo)

161 nurse ratched #141:
nah, sitting down. all you do is swing really high, lean back, tip your head back and let go at the top of the arc. the back flip practically does itself. all you really need to do is spot the landing.

Right. I get it. Next time I'm twelve, I'm a-gonna give that a try!

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (mZLmb)

162 Aerosmith. Sweet Emotion.
On me iTunes right now.

One of a precious few songs I never tire of hearing.

A precious few.

Classic rock has been wrung dry.

Sweet Emotion and Comfortably Numb make the cut.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (aurSP)

163 Gerbil warbling is no joke!

Posted by: Richard Gere at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (DMUuz)

164 I dunno which. All I know is, I took one look at her teeth and said to myself "I ain't stickin' my tongue in that yap".
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (arJlL)

Heh.

Gotta use those whitening strips and get some sun, ya know?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (GBteo)

165 Cherokees ran wild during an eclipse banging kettles and making as much racket as possible to scare away the giant frog that was trying to eat the Moon

True fact: since the First Consul succeeded in escaping Ebla, the contingency plan in case he'd escaped St Helena too would have been to exile him to the far side of la lune.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (ykYG2)

166 I went to take the boat out to look at the moonrise on the river, but the tide was too low. So now I read the ONT.

Just as well, I'm pretty fried from the heat today.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2019 10:59 PM (7Llwi)

167 *Elba

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:59 PM (ykYG2)

168 Hiya Moki !

How was your Birthday ?

Was it enjoyable ?

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:59 PM (arJlL)

169 Gerbil warbling is no joke!
Posted by: Richard Gere at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (DMUuz)

Does that involve circular breathing?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 10:59 PM (aurSP)

170 {{Moki}}!

The Mass is in English, but I might be singing something in Aramaic in a few weeks. I'm a little apprehensive.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 11:00 PM (ykYG2)

171 Radio Isotope Gerbil?

RIG?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 11:00 PM (cH3lq)

172 "self-testify"? WTFF is that?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 10:19 PM (6fsOH)

aka "Making Shit Up".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:01 PM (abNpZ)

173 and, ah, one giant splash for an Olds Mobile.

Posted by: Ted! at July 20, 2019 11:01 PM (ykYG2)

174 168 Hiya Moki !

How was your Birthday ?

Was it enjoyable ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:59 PM (arJlL)

It was!! I love being 29!!!! Kidlet and I watched season four of Bosch, and ate Chick Fil A. Can't beat that.

How are you??!!!

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 11:02 PM (mFoNl)

175 Whose idea was it to ride bicycles down an icy hill?
Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

Well, riding bicycles up an icy hill is right out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:02 PM (abNpZ)

176 Whose idea was it to ride bicycles down an icy hill?
Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

I know! I know!

What is being a teenager in Cody, Wyoming in 1980?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (aurSP)

177 AOP-

I recently acquired a crescent wrench and the handle is solid steel that comes to a point.

What is the purpose of this ?

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)

178
The Mass is in English, but I might be singing something in Aramaic in a few weeks. I'm a little apprehensive.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 11:00 PM (ykYG2)

That is AWESOME!!!!!!

I wish there was a way for you to record it and post on here. That would be an amazing Musical Interlude!!!

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (mFoNl)

179 Well I am going to read a bit of We Reach the Moon. For the 50th anniversary of the landing and of the publication of the book which occurred 48 hours after splash down.

Found my copy at a garage sale.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (cH3lq)

180 What do I win?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (aurSP)

181 How are you??!!!

Posted by: Moki

Great !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:05 PM (arJlL)

182 The Moon in mythology.
----------------

One word: Cheese

Posted by: Wallace and Gromit at July 20, 2019 11:06 PM (CDGwz)

183 I recently acquired a crescent wrench and the handle is solid steel that comes to a point.

What is the purpose of this ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)

striking the assailant behind you.

Duh!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 11:06 PM (aurSP)

184 Buzz said it didn't bother him that the Chinese want to be astronaut s.
Said it is fresh to them so it's natural.

Also there's nothing here to excite the kids.
When we get something going our kids will be there.

Wisdom from the master.
he

Posted by: Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:06 PM (ePWRo)

185
Cherokees ran wild during an eclipse banging kettles and making as much racket as possible to scare away the giant frog that was trying to eat the Moon.

Sounds like the protesters in Puerto Rico.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:06 PM (aKsyK)

186 I recently acquired a crescent wrench and the handle is solid steel that comes to a point.

What is the purpose of this ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)


you can use it to align drilled holes
also useful for self-defense

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (dm05u)

187 The three dogs are asleep on the floor. My husband is asleep in the recliner. It's another wild and crazy night!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (Lqy/e)

188 Happy anniversary Chi-town !!! I hope you and your beloved share many more!!!

Posted by: Moki
.............
Thank you! 46 down and hopefully many more!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (438dO)

189 What is the purpose of this ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)

striking the assailant behind you.

Duh!
Posted by: Pug Mahon

LOL !

And then poke him in the eye with the point ?

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (arJlL)

190 also useful for self-defense
Posted by: vmom
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In case you are attacked by a nut.

Posted by: Wallace and Gromit at July 20, 2019 11:09 PM (xSo9G)

191 To be fair, the only ones that will be around to die from gerbil warbeling will be those that didn't drown when the seas rose, so it's not as bad as you made it sound!

As elsewhere, the environmental movement in Portland is increasingly relying on using fifteen-year-olds as spokespeople (it helps if you aren't aware of the fifty-year history of false predictions of ecological doom).

Some of these kids recently testified before the Portland city council, and they really and truly believe that they personally will die from global warming, if we don't immediately dismantle industrial society. This is obviously something they are being taught at school.

How screwed up is it to tell young teenagers that their future is almost certainly hopeless, because of an overblown alleged threat?

You want to talk about evil - there it is.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:09 PM (I2/tG)

192 you can use it to align drilled holes
Posted by: vmom happy

LOOKITCHOO !

Not just another purty face, huh ?

Thanks !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:10 PM (arJlL)

193 At the Iowa Speedway for the IndyCar race. It rained earlier, around the scheduled start time. Rain has stopped and the track is mostly dry. Looks like they're going to try to run the race tonight. 10:09 PM local time. Going to be a late night.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 11:10 PM (wshbh)

194 also useful for self-defense
Posted by: vmom
---------

In case you are attacked by a nut.
Posted by: Wallace and Gromit

LOL !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:11 PM (arJlL)

195 LOL !

And then poke him in the eye with the point ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (arJlL)

naw. Flail around like you're possessed. I might lose the fight, but the fookers will know they have been in a fight. I have surprisingly solid elbows.

Not to mention a berserker mindset that I keep carefully sated with Cheetos and beer.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 11:11 PM (aurSP)

196 ...I recently acquired a crescent wrench and the handle is solid steel that comes to a point.

What is the purpose of this ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)




That's an Ironworkers' wrench. Most are fixed sized, open end wrenches, but with the same point.

When the crane is hosting "red-iron" (steel "I" beams and their corresponding vertical posts) into place, the Ironworker will ram the point of the wrench into the holes in the adjoining steel pieces to align them.

He'll then insert a bolt into the next adjacent hole, which will also have been "lined up" by the wrench exercise.

Removing the wrench, that hole is now also aligned to receive it's bolt.

Lather, rinse and repeat a few thousand times, and now your steel superstructure is complete.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2019 11:12 PM (QzJWU)

197 Sounds like the protesters in Puerto Rico.

Do you really want it?
Do you really want it?
Do you really want it?
Go, go, go, ale ale ale
Go, go, go, ale ale ale
Go, go, go, here we go, yeah

How dare anyone make fun of me, and my scared sexual preferences?

Posted by: Ricky Martin! at July 20, 2019 11:12 PM (I2/tG)

198 bzzzt ssstttt
That'szzz one small stepzztggh man
One gianzzz leap zortbsztankind.

That's what I heard.

It was still cool.

Then to stand outside and gaze up in great wonder at that companion orb with bootprints on it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (mZLmb)

199 G'night y'all. I hope you all sleep well, and have a wonderful Sunday!!

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (mFoNl)

200 How screwed up is it to tell young teenagers that their future is almost certainly hopeless, because of an overblown alleged threat?

My first few weeks here in Boulder County I went downtown in time to see a march through the streets, led by a big plush polar bear, of little kids chanting "what do we want / STOP GLOBAL WARMING / when do we want it / NOWWW". And I saw all the preening white parents standing around recording it all.

You want to talk about evil - there it is.

Yeah. That.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (ykYG2)

201 I recently acquired a crescent wrench and the handle is solid steel that comes to a point.

What is the purpose of this ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)


you can use it to align drilled holes
also useful for self-defense
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (dm05u)

vmom has it right. Called a "spud wrench", IIRC. They make box end and open end wrenches in that style, too. Typically used in the construction trades.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (abNpZ)

202
Something funny and sad I saw today...

https://youtu.be/SkfwWL27NJI?t=344

^^
Senator Reed gives a pathetic little wave while Chuck Schumer gives a "thumbs-up" sign to illegal immigrant men locked up at a boarder patrol facility. This is after they spend five minutes haranguing border patrol for not letting them go free.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (GtG/j)

203 Right. I get it. Next time I'm twelve, I'm a-gonna give that a try!
Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story


I taught my boys, my Goddaughter and my nieces when they were 5-8. It was great fun getting the other parents to freak the fuck out.

I'm a gymnast. I have also coached some pretty damn good gymnasts. It isn't rocket science.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:15 PM (PkVlr)

204 Madam Mayhem's last joke reminds of the biker shirt that reads on the back: "If you can read this, the bitch fell off!"...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 11:15 PM (7WaWV)

205 Thanks AOP and Jim.

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:16 PM (arJlL)

206 Lindt 85% by itself. On bananas or with popcorn Hershey's milk chocolate is the yummyest.

Posted by: Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:17 PM (ePWRo)

207 202
Something funny and sad I saw today...

https://youtu.be/SkfwWL27NJI?t=344

^^
Senator Reed gives a pathetic little wave while Chuck Schumer gives a "thumbs-up" sign to illegal immigrant men locked up at a boarder patrol facility. This is after they spend five minutes haranguing border patrol for not letting them go free.
Posted by: Serious Cat at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (GtG/j)

So when does Congress put an end to the CBP and all border controls? (That is, if they are serious. But as we all know, per Emerson, a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines .)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 11:18 PM (/0HPZ)

208 vmom has it right. Called a "spud wrench"

So, I could spear baked potatoes with it !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:18 PM (arJlL)

209 Made a major score at the local dump today. Found not one, but two of these, both complete with all their tubes:

https://www.dynakitparts.com/shop/mark-iii-kit-120-vac/


Looked around for the associated preamps; not to be found. Haz sad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:18 PM (abNpZ)

210 Bozo Conservative, earlier today:
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=382364#c31071258

...And that night we watched the televised broadcast from the Moon.

I sat on the couch next to my Grandmother, who had known the Wright Brothers 60 plus years before. And we talked about what an incredible century it had been.

From the Wright Brothers to Apollo 11, in the lifetime of a person....

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM (mZLmb)

211 Yeah. That.

There is a lot of pressure being put on the mayor of Portland to declare a "climate emergency" - apparently this would be the climate version of martial law.

Some wags have already suggested that Portland city government can immediately take these steps to Save The Planet:

First, ban all plane travel by city employees and elected officials.

No more flying to Amsterdam on "fact-finding" missions to look at bicycle lanes. If you want to attend a "climate conference" in New York, take the train.

Second, eliminate the reserved parking spaces city council members have at city hall.

Third, require that all city employees take mass transit to work.

And so on...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

212 I've got a couple of adjustable spanners ("Crescent wrenches") that have another Crescent wrench (of a different size) on the other end -- a double Crescent wrench, as it were...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM (7WaWV)

213 This past week we cut the cord after researching for a while.
On Friday I called and cancelled Direct TV.
Since we got the high speed internet, netflix and kinetic tv, we haven't missed the old provider one little bit.
The savings are significant, too!

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 11:20 PM (GaOgf)

214 First, ban all plane travel by city employees and elected officials.

No more flying to Amsterdam on "fact-finding" missions to look at bicycle lanes. If you want to attend a "climate conference" in New York, take the train.

Second, eliminate the reserved parking spaces city council members have at city hall.

Third, require that all city employees take mass transit to work.

And so on...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

I'm frankly not against any of that, so...

Well, maybe the mass transit thing, that's obnoxious.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 11:20 PM (GBteo)

215 If you want to attend a "climate conference" in New York, take the train.

By freight, with the hoboes. I'll even chip in for the Thunderbird fund.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 11:21 PM (ykYG2)

216 213 This past week we cut the cord after researching for a while.
On Friday I called and cancelled Direct TV.
Since we got the high speed internet, netflix and kinetic tv, we haven't missed the old provider one little bit.
The savings are significant, too!
Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 11:20 PM (GaOgf)

Since I moved out of my parents house 10ish years ago, I've only had cable when it was free at one of the places I rented.

I honestly don't understand people who insist on paying $100+ a month to watch advertisements and shitty shows.

I feel like a Luddite saying that, but I mean...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 11:22 PM (GBteo)

217 Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:15 PM (PkVlr)

Once upon a time I dated some gymnasts those girls were limber

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

218 boulder, when and where will you be singing ? heading to Arvada for 3 weeks soon, would love to attend.

Posted by: chango butt at July 20, 2019 11:23 PM (B+t5k)

219 Made a major score at the local dump today. Found not one, but two of these, both complete with all their tubes:


Nice

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:23 PM (arJlL)

220 Holy Shit Marvel jumped the shark in Comic Con today. Natalie Portman is going the be Thor. There are some good sounding movies in the mix but it sounds like an identity politics train wreck over all. I'll catch the next Guardians just to complete the trilogy but not sure if that got an official announcement yet.

Posted by: Max Power at July 20, 2019 11:24 PM (QCc6B)

221 This past week we cut the cord after researching for a while.
On Friday I called and cancelled Direct TV.
Since we got the high speed internet, netflix and kinetic tv, we haven't missed the old provider one little bit.
The savings are significant, too!
Posted by: ALH

Nice

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:24 PM (arJlL)

222 ...First, ban all plane travel by city employees and elected officials.

No more flying to Amsterdam on "fact-finding" missions to look at bicycle lanes. If you want to attend a "climate conference" in New York, take the train.

Second, eliminate the reserved parking spaces city council members have at city hall.

Third, require that all city employees take mass transit to work.

And so on...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

I'm frankly not against any of that, so...

Well, maybe the mass transit thing, that's obnoxious.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 11:20 PM (GBteo)




Well, if they don't wanna ride the bus or the train, then require that they ride a bicycle to work.

That's what they flew to Hampsterdam to "study" after all, right?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2019 11:24 PM (QzJWU)

223 No more flying to Amsterdam on "fact-finding" missions to look at bicycle lanes. If you want to attend a "climate conference" in New York, take the train.

And so on...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM



But, but "De Wallen" has some of the best designed bike lanes in the world!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 11:25 PM (7WaWV)

224 One sign that I'm getting old is that the Grass Roots'. "Temptation Eyes" is regularly played over the pa in my supermarket. Also, frontman Rob Grill died a few years ago.

Posted by: mercenary13 at July 20, 2019 11:25 PM (fvMOw)

225 chango butt : in Houston, for my grandmother, Kaddish. it really isn't a public performance

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 11:26 PM (ykYG2)

226 McDonald's. Argue with a redneck girl - she's not going to backup.

Posted by: Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:27 PM (ePWRo)

227 right on boulder. really cool. break a leg.

Posted by: chango butt at July 20, 2019 11:28 PM (B+t5k)

228 Rock & Roll will never die. Walmart is selling vinyl lp's. It was like deja vue seeing the cover of The Dark Side of the Moon in the electronics section.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 11:28 PM (GaOgf)

229 Looked around for the associated preamps; not to be found. Haz sad.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:18 PM (abNpZ

That's because the preamps were there earlier.

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 11:29 PM (kLxSO)

230 preamps were pre-empted

Posted by: chango butt at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (B+t5k)

231 Once upon a time I dated some gymnasts those girls were limber
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


we also have some pretty amazing muscle control.


......and I'm done

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (PkVlr)

232 Since I moved out of my parents house 10ish years ago, I've only had cable when it was free at one of the places I rented.

I honestly don't understand people who insist on paying $100+ a month to watch advertisements and shitty shows.

I feel like a Luddite saying that, but I mean...
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 11:22 PM (GBteo)

That's funny, because cable TV was originally sold as commercial free TV.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (Rz2Nc)

233 I'm most pissed that the fat flabby boring looser that played Luke Cage in the Netflix series is going to be Blade! Talk about rubbing salt in the wound. Not only is that the death Nell of bringing the Netflix Daredevil to the MCU, but it's an insult to all the Denzel fans everywhere. I was a huge Denzel Washington fan back in the day. Talk about big shoes to fill. What a massive disappointment in casting.

Posted by: Max Power at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (QCc6B)

234 What's up you morons? 50 years ago we landed on the freaking Moon.

Posted by: Farmer posting from. R at July 20, 2019 11:31 PM (2+yJZ)

235 we also have some pretty amazing muscle control.


......and I'm done
Posted by: nurse ratched

It was just getting interesting !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:32 PM (arJlL)

236 There are muscles which a minority of girls can control that have nothing to do with gymnastics.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:33 PM (fuK7c)

237 So.....what is the scoop on this supposed roundup and deportation of illegals that is/was supposed to happen?

Are there any stories out there about this?



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 20, 2019 11:34 PM (ufFY8)

238 That's because the preamps were there earlier.

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 11:29 PM (kLxSO)

230 preamps were pre-empted
Posted by: chango butt at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (B+t5k)

Quite possibly, or perhaps they were built into a piece of furniture that was kept. The KT88 tubes in the one I opened up are "Groovetubes". Maybe made by Sovtek? Looks like a selected matched pair.

Maybe Garrett knows something about these.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (abNpZ)

239 Well, maybe the mass transit thing, that's obnoxious.

The background behind that is that Portland city government hates cars, and is constantly reducing the vehicle capacity of major arterial streets to force people out of their cars and onto bikes and mass transit. Sauce for the goose...

That's what they flew to Hampsterdam to "study" after all, right?

A former mayor of Portland led a "fact finding" delegation to Amsterdam. Once he got there, he ditched the rest of the delegation, because he was more interested in "fact finding" Amsterdam's gay bars than bike lanes.

This was the mayor who had sex with an underaged guy while in office. Since it's Portland, he wasn't prosecuted, but he did decide not to run for reelection.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (I2/tG)

240

Healthy Vinyl Plant Growth
New pressing plants are sprouting up across the globe

https://tinyurl.com/y3sxkfxn

scroll down

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (aKsyK)

241 What's up you morons? 50 years ago we landed on the freaking Moon.

Posted by: Farmer posting from. R at July 20, 2019 11:31 PM (2+yJZ)

Yep. Saw it live. Unforgettable.

Sad today that the spirit of those times is not to be found in what passes for our culture today.

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (kLxSO)

242 The top of that ice hill was actually the Maginot Line

Posted by: Biggus Dickus at July 20, 2019 11:36 PM (9MQsq)

243 A former mayor of Portland led a "fact finding" delegation to Amsterdam. Once he got there, he ditched the rest of the delegation, because he was more interested in "fact finding" Amsterdam's gay bars than bike lanes.

This was the mayor who had sex with an underaged guy while in office. Since it's Portland, he wasn't prosecuted, but he did decide not to run for reelection.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (I2/tG)

Well, the rest of the delegation was either fact-finding in the brothels, or in the pot cafes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:36 PM (abNpZ)

244 That's funny, because cable TV was originally sold as commercial free TV.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (Rz2Nc)

Ha, yeah. So I hear.

I was at my ex's parents house a year or so ago and they were watching some screaming heads on MSNBC, then switching to some silly show about old cars during commercials, then back to screaming heads, but sometimes the commercials aligned, and...

All I could think was "this is worth $100+ a month? Yikes."

I mean, I pay $100 a year for prime (which I use mostly for the 2 day shipping, since I'm an internet hermit when it comes to shopping), and I use my sisters Netflix for free and my parents HBO Go for free, plus youtube and I feel like I have more content then I know what to do with. With minimal / no ads.

But I don't even watch that much TV or content to begin with.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 11:37 PM (GBteo)

245 Since we got the high speed internet, netflix and kinetic tv, we haven't missed the old provider one little bit.

"Provider" of what? (I so hate that word and the fact it is used for every damn thing...)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 11:37 PM (/0HPZ)

246 Chandrayaan, aka the Pajeet Probe, got delayed four days ago.

I'm actually sorry it did. I'm totally rooting for a Ballywood musical set in Tycho Crater.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 11:37 PM (ykYG2)

247

Kroger is the provider of my groceries.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:38 PM (aKsyK)

248 There are muscles which a minority of girls can control that have nothing to do with gymnastics.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

----

Okay girlie, it's true you plucked that $20 out of the beer bottle (no hands! ) but if you had real talent, you'd fold it.

HA!!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2019 11:38 PM (Z/1Kk)

249 This was the mayor who had sex with an underaged guy while in office. Since it's Portland, he wasn't prosecuted, but he did decide not to run for reelection.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (I2/tG)

Crosses Portland, OR off places to ever visit.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 20, 2019 11:38 PM (Rz2Nc)

250 Well, the rest of the delegation was either fact-finding in the brothels, or in the pot cafes.

It's just fair compensation for all the suffering we endure on behalf of the People!

Posted by: Senior Portland Bureaucrats at July 20, 2019 11:39 PM (I2/tG)

251 Brit builds fart machine, points it at France

http://bit.ly/fart-machine

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 11:39 PM (mZLmb)

252 Greetings:

Re: Telegraph Jokes

College Student to Dad: No mun, no fun, your son.

Dad to College Student: Too bad, you're sad, your Dad

Posted by: 11B40 at July 20, 2019 11:40 PM (evgyj)

253
Crosses Portland, OR off places to ever visit.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42


Is there a city anywhere on this planet that is not run by people like that?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:40 PM (aKsyK)

254 I bought a new grill yesterday at Walmart and assembled it today.

I felt like I was living out a Bill Burr skit as I put it together, just short of stomping it to pieces in frustration.

Turned out to be a pretty fun little grill. It's a charcoal grill on one side and a propane griddle on the other. Cooked some stir fry on it and it's a pretty good little griddle.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 11:40 PM (48XXE)

255 231 Once upon a time I dated some gymnasts those girls were limber
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


we also have some pretty amazing muscle control.


......and I'm done
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (PkVlr)


I bet you're not

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 11:41 PM (aA3+G)

256 233
I'm most pissed that the fat flabby boring looser that played Luke Cage
in the Netflix series is going to be Blade! Talk about rubbing salt in
the wound. Not only is that the death Nell of bringing the Netflix
Daredevil to the MCU, but it's an insult to all the Denzel fans
everywhere. I was a huge Denzel Washington fan back in the day. Talk
about big shoes to fill. What a massive disappointment in casting.

Posted by: Max Power


You're being sarcastic. <scows>

Posted by: Wesley Snipes at July 20, 2019 11:42 PM (Qt2ya)

257 I'm sitting here looking at my security camera feed watching a 6 foot plus rattlesnake hunt for mice. The pair of road runners we have on our property will get him in the morning. Those things love them some rattlesnack.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Si vis Pacem, Para Bellum) at July 20, 2019 11:42 PM (l7Kbv)

258 Crosses Portland, OR off places to ever visit.

To be fair to Portland, it's become the Costa Rica of city governments - no mayor ever gets reelected.

We'll see if the current mayor can manage that.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:43 PM (I2/tG)

259 Greetings:

Re: Finland

SIbelius and his "Karelia Suite" and "Findlandia"

and sometimes snipers.

Posted by: 11B40 at July 20, 2019 11:44 PM (evgyj)

260 Sad today that the spirit of those times is not to be found in what passes for our culture today.

Amen to that. Not hard to be accused of being a crabby old fucker either. Times has changed.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 11:45 PM (K22Va)

261 "Drivers, start your engines" at the Iowa Speedway IndyCar race. 10:47 PM local time.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 11:48 PM (wshbh)

262 Guys I'm drunk. When I'm sober I do know the difference between Wesley Snipes and Denzel Washington.

Posted by: Max Power at July 20, 2019 11:49 PM (QCc6B)

263 There are muscles which a minority of girls can control that have nothing to do with gymnastics.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Wiggle ears?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2019 11:50 PM (7Llwi)

264 Is there a city anywhere on this planet that is not run by people like that?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:40 PM (aKsyK)

I would hope most cities aren't run by a gay pedophile.

As an interesting side note, autocuccumber offered no spelling help for pedophile.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 20, 2019 11:51 PM (Rz2Nc)

265 Guys I'm drunk. When I'm sober I do know the difference between -

Apparently I'm unable to tell the difference between the Tang and the Jin.

If I'm to put in a word in mine own defence: when dealing with chubby mediaeval Chinese aristocrats, it *is* hard to tell the difference between the males and the females.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 11:51 PM (ykYG2)

266 Green flag!

Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 11:51 PM (wshbh)

267 Ok, lets get fucked up.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 11:54 PM (K22Va)

268 Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 11:45 PM (K22Va)

I use to be accused of being a young crabby fucker

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 11:54 PM (aA3+G)

269 Knitting With Heavy Metal turned out not to be what I thought it would be. I've done some very basic crochet with 30 gauge wire and beads, so I thought the participants would be attempting to actually knit with 10 or 12 gauge wire -- which I really can't see happening in the least little bit. I know what it takes for me to merely open and close 16 gauge jump rings. (I pretty much stick with 18 gauge.) I was really disappointed to discover the contestants were knitting with ordinary yarn while on stage with metal bands. I wanted to see some muscle bound individuals actually knitting with heavy gauge wire.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at July 20, 2019 11:55 PM (eP3XU)

270 I bought a new grill yesterday at Walmart and assembled it today.

I felt like I was living out a Bill Burr skit as I put it together, just short of stomping it to pieces in frustration.

Turned out to be a pretty fun little grill. It's a charcoal grill on one side and a propane griddle on the other. Cooked some stir fry on it and it's a pretty good little griddle.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 11:40 PM (48XXE)

Blackstone tailgater? I have a Blackstone griddle, I like it. Considering getting a smaller one for the lake cottage.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 20, 2019 11:56 PM (Rz2Nc)

271

You put the Tang in the gin and drink it all up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

272 Wiggle ears?


I can wiggle my ears. Independently.

I'm talking about girl muscles that I don't have.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:56 PM (fuK7c)

273 I can wiggle my ears. Independently.

I'm talking about girl muscles that I don't have.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:56 PM (fuK7c)

How are you doing?

Posted by: Elsie The Cow at July 20, 2019 11:57 PM (abNpZ)

274 I'm talking about girl muscles that I don't have.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

heh

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:57 PM (PkVlr)

275 Farmer? You asked after my mom the other night. Nice of you. She's holding steady, moving slowly but staying sharp. Having trouble with the crosswords and cryptoquotes lately - the eyes, not the wits. Still stomps most of us at Gin Rummy.

All prayers for her to have less pain, especially in the morning, welcomed. (S'pose a few of us can relate to that.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 11:57 PM (mZLmb)

276 I had a buddy of mine that was a skinny fucker until he moved to Alaska and now he's a husky fucker.

Posted by: Biggus Dickus at July 20, 2019 11:58 PM (9MQsq)

277 The last time a Portland city council seat was up for a vote, both of the wimyn that were running for it were Marxist slitches.

I wrote in Ned Flanders.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at July 20, 2019 11:58 PM (iB1oa)

278
I use to be accused of being a young crabby fucker
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


You could open up a restaurant in Bikini Bottom.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:59 PM (aKsyK)

279 talking about girl muscles that I don't have.

We can fix that.

Posted by: cutting-edge twenty first century #woke american medical science at July 20, 2019 11:59 PM (ykYG2)

280 I had a buddy of mine that was a skinny fucker until he moved to Alaska and now he's a husky fucker.
Posted by: Biggus Dickus at July 20, 2019 11:58 PM (9MQsq)
-----
Phrasing.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at July 21, 2019 12:00 AM (iB1oa)

281 277 The last time a Portland city council seat was up for a vote, both of the wimyn that were running for it were Marxist slitches.

I wrote in Ned Flanders.
Posted by: Captain Obvious


I'm so pissed those asshats messed up Portlandia. I used to go on girls' trips with my besties to Portland. Nice hotels, bars, restaurants, shops.....and Powell's

and the bastards fucked it up.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 21, 2019 12:00 AM (PkVlr)

282 254 -- Bitter -- You would have loved Christmas Eve in the 50s. Everything had to be assembled. The neighborhood dad's would form a group, then move from house to house, assembling all the toys. I suspect that the toys for the kids living at the last house or two were a little wobbly Christmas morning.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at July 21, 2019 12:02 AM (eP3XU)

283 >>>You could open up a restaurant in Bikini Bottom.


I hear help is hard to find

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2019 12:02 AM (aA3+G)

284 and the bastards fucked it up.
Posted by: nurse ratched

----

Nurse, it's what they do. Everywhere.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 21, 2019 12:02 AM (Z/1Kk)

285 heh

Posted by: nurse ratched



Oh, you know what I'm talking about. Interesting.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2019 12:02 AM (fuK7c)

286 I'm so pissed those asshats messed up Portlandia. I used to go on girls' trips with my besties to Portland. Nice hotels, bars, restaurants, shops.....and Powell's

and the bastards fucked it up.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 21, 2019 12:00 AM (PkVlr)
-----
It was a whole lot better when I moved here twenty years ago. Now...the deterioration is obvious. If they screw up Barbur Blvd (the main drag near my house) by running light rail down the middle of it...well, I'd just as soon not sell the house (it's paid off), but it may come to that.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at July 21, 2019 12:04 AM (iB1oa)

287 Adjoining wiring systems "talk" to each other and have to be re-routed. The rendezvous radar for LM 3 [ the one for Apollo 9] ... performed perfectly in factory tests, but once installed, set up electrical interference with other systems. A cabin-lighting control panel turned out, Kraft said, "to be a pretty good little radio receiver." It had to be removed and rebuilt while the schedule continued to slip.

pg 209 - 210. Ibid.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 21, 2019 12:04 AM (cH3lq)

288 Crabby fuckers aren't bad people. Society needs us.

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:05 AM (K22Va)

289 Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:05 AM (K2

No shit, eh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2019 12:06 AM (aA3+G)

290 Greetings, everyone

Another "meetup" tomorrow which should be fun.

"Fun" I'm pretty sure has a definition and a standard meaning and all.

If I'm lucky, I'll ignore the alarm.

Well, that's not fair, the folks in this "meetup" are really very nice.

But I am who I am.

Damn it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 21, 2019 12:08 AM (l9m7l)

291 The last time a Portland city council seat was up for a vote, both of the wimyn that were running for it were Marxist slitches.

Two black women were in the runoff - a corrupt, left-wing, marginally competent lifer politician; and a batshit crazy radical who hates the cops and thinks that homeless drug addicts are your "neighbors", with the same rights that you have, even if you are paying north of five thousand bucks in property taxes every year.

Guess who won.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 12:11 AM (I2/tG)

292 Blackstone tailgater? I have a Blackstone griddle, I like it. Considering getting a smaller one for the lake cottage.


It's similar to the tailgater and it is a Blackstone, but it's got more sturdy legs.

I think it's just called the Griddle Charcoal Grill Combo.

It's a tidy little unit. I'll let you know after I grill on the charcoal side. It's pretty sturdy, though, as near as I can tell.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:11 AM (48XXE)

293 The neighborhood dad's would form a group, then move from house to house, assembling all the toys. I suspect that the toys for the kids living at the last house or two were a little wobbly Christmas morning.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at July 21, 2019 12:02 AM (eP3XU)


That's pretty cool.

Back when neighbors talked to each other.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:12 AM (48XXE)

294
I spent nearly all day fixing a mess caused by Win10's "fast startup" option, otherwise known as hybrid shutdown. It got turned on on this install without my knowledge.

If you're dual or multibooting, that will cause disk corruption if you start back up and boot into any other system than the one you shut down from.

I did that last night, booted Linux up, and then came back to this Win10, and noticed disk corruption.

Just a few files hoses, but boy did that cause a major malfunction. I thought I had it fixed earlier, but found something else and just got that fixed.

MS will just do shit like this without any regard for the consequences. Arrogance is what it is.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2019 12:13 AM (f1Vqw)

295 Now...the deterioration is obvious.

Lived in Portland for twenty years, but moved to the burbs when I bought a house.

Just two miles away from Portland, but the laws are actually enforced here - if a hobo meth RV parks in front of my house, I can call the sheriff to get the guy removed - I don't have to pretend that he is my new "neighbor", like I would in Portland.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 12:15 AM (I2/tG)

296 30 minutes until I could see the space station flyover.

Posted by: Ha at July 21, 2019 12:15 AM (MAstk)

297 Okay! Thread is deader than Mr. Kurtz! Happily, I'm here to help!

1) possums!

2) Linda Ronstadt!

3) piss troughs!

I went to a Linda Ronstadt concert once, but she was passed out drunk on stage with her guitar pick lost in her guitar somewheres, so... I went to the gents to pee, but they didn't have a piss trough, so I went outside & accidentally drowned a poor ole possum!

Posted by: mnw at July 21, 2019 12:16 AM (Cssks)

298 30 minutes until I could see the space station flyover.

Kewl!

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at July 21, 2019 12:16 AM (LPnfS)

299

In July of 1969 a ham radio operator and amateur radio-astronomer by the name of Larry Baysinger, W4EJA, accomplished an amazing feat. He independently detected radio transmissions from the Apollo 11 astronauts on the lunar surface.

http://www.arrl.org/eavesdropping-on-apollo-11

https://soundcloud.com/shannon-hall4/apollo-11-recording

These were 5 watt radio transmissions, 239,000 miles away.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2019 12:17 AM (aKsyK)

300 "Fun" I'm pretty sure has a definition and a standard meaning and all.

I say Nay Nay!

Posted by: John Pinette at July 21, 2019 12:17 AM (LPnfS)

301 But I am who I am.
Damn it.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm


You have to say it with Popeye's accent.
"I yam what I yam an' tha's all what I yam!"
Try saying it outloud, with vigor, and feel your forearms bulge.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:18 AM (mZLmb)

302 Two black women were in the runoff - a corrupt, left-wing, marginally
competent lifer politician; and a batshit crazy radical who hates the
cops and thinks that homeless drug addicts are your "neighbors", with
the same rights that you have, even if you are paying north of five
thousand bucks in property taxes every year.

Are you sure you're not talking about our lovely new Chicago mayor in Crook County, IL?

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:19 AM (K22Va)

303 Is Geppedophilia the unnatural sexual attraction to wooden boy puppets?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:19 AM (48XXE)

304 It's a tidy little unit. I'll let you know after I grill on the charcoal side. It's pretty sturdy, though, as near as I can tell.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:11 AM (48XXE)

Yes, please let me know how you like the grill side, I like the griddle.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 21, 2019 12:20 AM (Rz2Nc)

305 Space station currently north of New Zealand and headed this way...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 12:20 AM (I2/tG)

306 >>Just two miles away from Portland


That's too close.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:22 AM (/O9R9)

307 Yes, please let me know how you like the grill side, I like the griddle.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 21, 2019 12:20 AM (Rz2Nc)


Will do.

It's kinda small.

Probably no more than 4 ribeyes will fit on it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:22 AM (48XXE)

308 Good evening.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 21, 2019 12:23 AM (5Ezu/)

309 Good evening, little mouse.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:24 AM (/O9R9)

310 That's too close.
Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:22 AM (/O9R9)

garrett, what can you tell me about Dynakit mark III amps? I scored two of them, apparently intact, at the dump today. They have Groovetube KT88's in them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 12:24 AM (abNpZ)

311 Howdy Garrett.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 21, 2019 12:25 AM (5Ezu/)

312 That's too close.

Actually, now that I think of it, it's probably three miles from Portland.

The county line makes all the difference in the world - there is a homeless camp on a bike trail that literally ends right at the county line. South of the line, the laws are enforced - north of the line, they are not.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 12:25 AM (I2/tG)

313 Mindful I'm glad your mom is doing so well. I worry about my dad he's 83.

His latest thing is that he's going to drive from Stevens Point to Freeport to pick up the flowers on the graves and then come to visit us in Dixon while I'm laid up and buy a ton of sweet corn take to his friends in Stevens Point.

This dude is 83 and his right foot is kind of dead from nerve damage from his back and he's going to drive all this way ugh. What do you do? It is good sweet corn we just got some the other day American Midwestern ethnic food it freaking rocks! You're going upstairs do you think the air works at all or what so you have the air conditioner off and you're going to turn it on did seem to run Ajo cuz we can't use the I'm not using those assholes we had the last time they pissed me off

Posted by: Farmer posting from strip smargphone at July 21, 2019 12:26 AM (2+yJZ)

314 >>what can you tell me about Dynakit mark III amps? I scored two of them, apparently intact, at the dump today. They have Groovetube KT88's in them.


That is a pretty nice score!

https://tinyurl.com/y47wqtk3

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:26 AM (/O9R9)

315 >>The county line makes all the difference in the world - there is a homeless camp on a bike trail that literally ends right at the county line. South of the line, the laws are enforced - north of the line, they are not.


Where are the kids with Roman Candles?

In our youth, we'd have been assaulting hobo encampments with all the foreworks and pellet rifles we could round up.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:27 AM (/O9R9)

316 These were 5 watt radio transmissions, 239,000 miles away.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2019 12:17 AM (aKsyK)


I'd never heard that story, thanks for that one.

I keep a preset for 145.80 in the 2m scan on my radios but I've never heard the ISS

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2019 12:28 AM (t+qrx)

317 MS will just do shit like this without any regard for the consequences. Arrogance is what it is.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2019 12:13 AM



Publius!

I run this little thing on my WinX installation:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5pubzvy


I just apply the "spy rules" (to block telemetry)...

One can also apply the "update rules" to block updates, and "extra" to block all Micro$oft services, but things like imbedded Bing images in web sites will not display, etc....

Make sure to "Run as administrator"!

It uses Windows firewall... Most other fixes of this genre use host files rules or just Windows settings, which can be bypassed...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2019 12:28 AM (7WaWV)

318 Hey there, Muad'dib.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2019 12:28 AM (t+qrx)

319 Forget about the air conditioning stuff I'm trying to post through the voice on my smartphone and I was talking to my wife this is very embarrassing I think I should go to bed. Good night all.

Posted by: Farmer posting from strip smargphone at July 21, 2019 12:29 AM (2+yJZ)

320 Swine deer ate the okra now. I'm beside myself and I want Publius to kill them all. They're ruining the neighborhood.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2019 12:29 AM (NMAzL)

321 Lots of guys are really into those old Dynakit Tube amps. Pretty sure those KT88 / 6550s are gonna be worth a decent price if they are in good shape and test well.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:29 AM (/O9R9)

322 That is a pretty nice score!

https://tinyurl.com/y47wqtk3
Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:26 AM (/O9R9)

Could not find the preamps that go with them. What is the appropriate preamp for those?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 12:29 AM (abNpZ)

323 Hi Maud'dib!

How's life in your neck of the woods?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 21, 2019 12:29 AM (PkVlr)

324 Will do.

It's kinda small.

Probably no more than 4 ribeyes will fit on it.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:22 AM (48XXE)

That would work for us, there is only my wife and I. Unless, she's not hungry and we should just spit one,because if she's not that hungry, I must not be either, lmao. No, I'm cooking two, eat what you want and have the rest for lunch tomorrow.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 21, 2019 12:31 AM (Rz2Nc)

325 >>Could not find the preamps that go with them. What is the appropriate preamp for those?


Anything will do, really. A nice little Bogen, or Heathkit. Even an early Fisher would work well.

Anything that puts out a line level output will work, really. You could get away with just a Phono Preamp that has an active gain dial.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:31 AM (/O9R9)

326 Goodnight everyone!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 21, 2019 12:31 AM (Rz2Nc)

327 His latest thing is that he's going to drive from Stevens Point to
Freeport to pick up the flowers on the graves and then come to visit us
in Dixon while I'm laid up and buy a ton of sweet corn take to his
friends in Stevens Point.

Give him some credit to know when to stop driving. He doesn't want to get hurt or hurt anyone. After my dad quit driving he had to eventually quit cutting the grass with the rider. It gets sad but it helps if family can help give them pride getting older.

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:33 AM (K22Va)

328 Two black women were in the runoff - a corrupt, left-wing, marginally competent lifer politician; and a batshit crazy radical who hates the cops and thinks that homeless drug addicts are your "neighbors", with the same rights that you have, even if you are paying north of five thousand bucks in property taxes every year.

Guess who won.
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The batshit crazy radical must have had some impressive backing - you saw her signs everywhere.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at July 21, 2019 12:35 AM (iB1oa)

329
Could not find the preamps that go with them. What is the appropriate preamp for those?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Pat-3 ?

Posted by: Wallace and Gromit at July 21, 2019 12:36 AM (xSo9G)

330 Farmer: I'd asked Milady to help translate. Didn't help. Nothing embarrassing except awfully funny.

BIG MOTHER IS LISTENING

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:36 AM (mZLmb)

331 So, the SS pass should be in about... 40 mins?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2019 12:36 AM (xSo9G)

332 My neighborhood has a central esplanade with four park benches, set at quadrants around a forty-foot circle.

Used to be a vagrant problem there.

Used. to.

Wired a direct switch from the sprinkler system to a particular neighbor that could easily qualify as "Moron". Said neighbor lives next to said esplanade, separated only by a 6 ft. board fence.

We don't mind paying to replace the occasional sprinkler head. It's worth the laughs.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2019 12:37 AM (QzJWU)

333 Anything will do, really. A nice little Bogen, or Heathkit. Even an early Fisher would work well.

Anything that puts out a line level output will work, really. You could get away with just a Phono Preamp that has an active gain dial.
Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:31 AM (/O9R9)

Thanks. Job #1 is to test or replace the big filter cap, and any bypass or coupling caps that night see a high DC voltage across them. before powering it up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 12:37 AM (abNpZ)

334 The batshit crazy radical must have had some impressive backing - you saw her signs everywhere.

An increasing fraction of the Portland electorate is white, anti-cop, and pro-antifa, which is why no action will be taken locally against antifa. The last two city council elections both elected poorly educated, radical, cop haters.

And now, I have a date with a space station...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 12:38 AM (I2/tG)

335 AOP.

What you need is:


The Pre-ample to the Consti-TUBE-tion.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2019 12:39 AM (QzJWU)

336
Thanks. Job #1 is to test or replace the big filter cap, and any bypass or coupling caps that night see a high DC voltage across them. before powering it up.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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A Variac is a good thing to have around.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2019 12:39 AM (xSo9G)

337
Could not find the preamps that go with them. What is the appropriate preamp for those?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Dynaco PAS-3X

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2019 12:41 AM (aKsyK)

338 All kinds of difference in age & competence. You know, if eyesight, faculties, reactions are still acceptable. Eighty-three is the, ummm, new seventy-five.

The 'dead' foot part bothered me most. No feedback on the pedal would be concerning to me.

But, mmm. sweetcorn. We have Oklahoma peaches. Trade?

Back to elderly drivers:

Can't remember how many years ago, Mom blew a stopsign. Got t-boned. Let's hear it for Cadillac sturdiness, she was pretty much fine. But she knew it was time to hang up her car keys. Wisdom.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:42 AM (mZLmb)

339 A Variac is a good thing to have around.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2019 12:39 AM (xSo9G)

Yep. And I have at least 3 of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 12:43 AM (abNpZ)

340 Well, I'll be sorry tomorrow but fuck it, I poured another one. You guys are fun to read.

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:43 AM (K22Va)

341 ...Can't remember how many years ago, Mom blew a stopsign. Got t-boned. Let's hear it for Cadillac sturdiness, she was pretty much fine. But she knew it was time to hang up her car keys. Wisdom.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:42 AM (mZLmb)



The opportunities to riff on the phrasing here are epic.

But it was your Mom, so chivalry requires decorum.

But geez, I'm rolling here in mirthful laughter!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2019 12:45 AM (QzJWU)

342 341 Well, I'll be sorry tomorrow but fuck it, I poured another one. You guys are fun to read.
Posted by: dartist


I have never had that experience. Never stayed up too late, just one more as ye say, because of a rollicking good ont. Never. Ever. Including not tonight.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:46 AM (mZLmb)

343 The opportunities to riff on the phrasing here are epic.
But it was your Mom, so chivalry requires decorum.


OKaayyy, my "phrasing" detectors must be dampened.
Thanks, Gentleman Jim.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:48 AM (mZLmb)

344 I have never had that experience. Never stayed up too late, just one
more as ye say, because of a rollicking good ont. Never. Ever. Including
not tonight.

His breath smelled of whiskey and the truth was not in him.

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:49 AM (K22Va)

345
OKaayyy, my "phrasing" detectors must be dampened.

Tie them in with the main deflector.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2019 12:50 AM (aKsyK)

346 >>Thanks. Job #1 is to test or replace the big filter cap, and any bypass or coupling caps that night see a high DC voltage across them. before powering it up.


Yeah, good idea. Then bring it up slowly on a Variac.

But those should be a nice, and very musical pair of amps.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:52 AM (/O9R9)

347 That's all, folks!

Posted by: madamemayhem


But you dropped your skier a mile back!

Posted by: Just the punchline at July 21, 2019 12:55 AM (IGYfK)

348 Invulnerable, Part I, Chapter 5

Dr. Baker:

I wish we'd had the idea to do more tests before. But we were, I was, so busy! We were about to change the world, so the how of the phenomenon took a back seat. Even for me.

Science -- it was still important, just, not as important as saving everyone. So we missed out on that opportunity for rigorous testing.

What we did observe, in neuroimaging afterward, is that we apparently all had surprisingly highly-increased activity in the amygdala, which would normally indicate active fear and anxiety. There was also an inexplicable re-arrangement of some of the most- and least-active regions of the brain (see Appendix A). No chemical changes, other than those explicable by the state of ecstatic joy, could be found.

In logic, in law, it's hard to prove a negative. Just because no one's got proof of Bigfoot, or Santa Claus, does not disprove their potential, theoretical reality.

Similarly, lack of phenomena, health for example, does not innately tell you why or how it is happening, in the way that an imbalance, the sick organ or broken bone, reveals why it interrupts order. Order is the mystery.
_______________

zzzzz

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 01:06 AM (mZLmb)

349 Well, I got my newly-purchased old Suburban off the trailer today. Before i even drove it off the trailer, I removed the "body kit", those one-piece (per side) combination running boards and fender flares made of fiberglass. I don't like the look, and part of the body behind them need repair, anyway. And the outriggers that supported the running boards were in a sad state, too. I just sat in a folding chair with a ratchet in my hand, taking out big sheet metal screws.

The truck runs, drives, and stops. When the transmission tries to shift into third gear, the engine just races. Probably the direct drive clutch is toast. Transmission oil seems clean enough. As luck would have it, this truck uses a 4L60E transmission, and my spare is a 4L80E. While it would probably bolt up, I doubt it would play nice with the ECM in the truck.

And the engine oil pressure was low, and the gauge flutters. Well, I found out why. Oil pan is way over full, and it smells like fuel. How gasoline got in there, I can only guess. It's a Vortec 350, with throttle-body injection, and there is no mechanical fuel pump to develop a leak. Ny best guess? One of the injectors leaks, or leaked, and somebody left the key on for a long time, and the electric fuel pump pumped fuel into the intake manifold, and from there it entered one cylinder, and leaked by the rings.

Job #1, then, is an oil and filter change.

And I also did some work on my Dixon mower. Last time I used it, it was rumbling like there was a bad bearing in one of the deck spindles. I lifted it up, and removed the blades, and the deck drive belt, and could find no problem with the spindles. Blades were dull, so I sharpened both sets, and hung a sharpened set on the mower. Went out and mowed the ditches, and it did just fine. Only one or two small patches of that nasty Prairie Wool grass needed a second pass. So I am happy that a sharpening job was all it needed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 01:06 AM (abNpZ)

350 But those should be a nice, and very musical pair of amps.
Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:52 AM (/O9R9)

I about shit when I saw what people were asking for the same exact amps on eBay.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 01:08 AM (abNpZ)

351 It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 21, 2019 01:17 AM (w7U7L)

352 You guys crack me up. Mindful I had no idea Oklahoma was known for peaches really? Our sweet corn here is to die for. It was better when I was growing my own and you could pick it shuck it and eat it within an hour awesome. The sugar automatically turns to starch after it's picked got to get it right away.

As for the air-conditioning comment that was for my wife as she was going to bed. We have two air conditioners one in the basement for the first floor and one in the attic for the second floor. The last assholes we had here told us the attic one was a fire hazard and we are going to die I! First time we've heard that in 30 years dumbasses. And they didn't believe me it was in the attic and it were wandering around outside.

Well to change the subject isn't Trump The Artful no inartful president we've always wanted. Time will tell but who are these rabble-rousers will beat him in the next election seriously? Slow Joe fauxcahontas are my fav Kamala. I think you need them all alive.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at July 21, 2019 01:23 AM (2+yJZ)

353 "Are we wiping out curiosity from our children? Where is the sense of adventure and exploration? Kids would rather be a You Tube star than an astronaut."

How is this even a question?

NASA has done very little in the way of manned exploration in the last 40 years. The ISS is for science experiments, the last big exploration milestone was unmanned drones outlasting their absurdly short lifespan estimate. Or some satellite flybys of distant objects.

Meanwhile the people successfully making a living posting videos and streaming are the equivalent of TV stars for a new generation, with a significant difference of having almost no barrier to entry. Kids have always dreamt of making it big in entertainment industries. There have always been far more aspiring musicians and actors than explorers.

Posted by: Sjg at July 21, 2019 01:25 AM (gDSJf)

354 Well, mostly dead.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 21, 2019 01:27 AM (w7U7L)

355 Well, getting late enough here, I should call it a night.

Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 01:32 AM (abNpZ)

356 The WSJ treating Pewdiepie in an awful way ... should be seen through the lens of old vs new media. The political angle is obvious, but both can be true.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 21, 2019 01:35 AM (LxTcq)

357 Dad quit driving last autumn. I suppose he just wasn't feeling well... never mentioned any close-calls and no sign of fenderbender on his car.

He gave the car to my brother this spring after moving into nursing home.

Brother lives far away, but on one of his visits he let Dad drive the car on a few short errands. Dad was elated! His autonomy was restored, if only for a little while. After a couple of trips he handed back the keys; he'd only wanted that little taste of freedom in defiance of his failing health.

Posted by: JQ at July 21, 2019 01:36 AM (gP/Z3)

358 Late to the thread, happy Sunday Horde, imagine what Nellie Ohr was doing with a ham radio if back in the sixties they were picking up Apollo 11 conversations. I've got a vision of a stop sign smoking a cigarette somewhere. Just finished The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, what a fantastic book, thanks to Jim, who recommended it, I am going to loan it to a friend, I want it back, it's a great read and inspiring story.

Posted by: .Debby Doberman Schultz at July 21, 2019 01:48 AM (a4EWo)

359
Can't remember how many years ago, Mom blew a stopsign. Got t-boned. Let's hear it for Cadillac sturdiness, she was pretty much fine. But she knew it was time to hang up her car keys. Wisdom.
Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:42 AM (mZLmb)

That is why I drive the parents everywhere. They are in a retirement facility on a speed demon four lane highway. Half the time I wonder if I will make it.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2019 01:53 AM (e1mEI)

360
The WSJ treating Pewdiepie in an awful way ... should be seen through the lens of old vs new media. The political angle is obvious, but both can be true.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

======

Link?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 21, 2019 01:56 AM (13CQC)

361 Good for you headless.

We noticed a decline in my in-laws driving skills when going to Phoenix and they were trying to drive in that super fast traffic on the loop around town and got lost the last two times we took a trip with them. After that we rented a car.

Seems like my dad is doing pretty good at 83 I just dread the day when he loses his driving skills. He won't be happy and it will involve a lot more driving for us. But his mom drove into her 90s and then drove into a house. Time will tell.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at July 21, 2019 02:05 AM (2+yJZ)

362 >>>233 the death Nell
Posted by: Max Power at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (QCc6B)

Dickens?

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 02:07 AM (ORD9/)

363 I just watched An Open Secret again. Horrifying.

I can only hope that the document dump on the Epstein case won't get buried by Big Media/Tech like that documentary was.

Hopefully, their Ahab-like obsession with the pitifully weak Trump connection will overcome their self-protection instincts, and they'll keep it front-and-center.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 21, 2019 02:09 AM (5aX2M)

364 As an addendum Grandma survived stop driving and lived until one month short of 104. She did pretty good never drove on the road most of her life just around the farm and then when I got married she got a driver's license and drove for about 10 years. From good sturdy German farmstock, Catherine rocked it when she had to.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at July 21, 2019 02:11 AM (2+yJZ)

365 Evenin' Horde...

My sister was going through my dad's desk (he passed away a few weeks ago) and found a little notebook with only one page written on. It was a list of all the vehicles Dad bought or owned since he came to America in '61. Dad had a somewhat quirky taste in vehicles, which I was well aware of but didn't fully appreciate until I saw them all listed on one piece of paper. So here they are, in more or less chronological order (of ownership, not model year):

- '54 Studebaker Commander V8
- '56 Chevy Nomad wagon
- '69 VW Bus
- '68 NSU moto scooter
- '64 Ford Fairlane 500
- '69 Austin America (with day-glo orange plastic Donald Duck hood ornament)
- '72 Ford Gran Torino wagon (car I learned to drive in)
- '68 16' Fiber-Flite runabout w/40hp Evinrude outboard
- '75 Buick Skyhawk V6
- '70 Opel GT
- '68 Honda AN600 Sedan (this was my first car, which be bought for me)
- '78 Moto Guzzi 750 motorcycle
- '80 Mazda RX7 (My brother totaled this one)
- '81 Buick Regal
- '84 Mazda RX7 (My mom totaled this one. Poor Dad, he loved his RX7s)
- ? American Clipper 21' motor home
- '78 Ford F150 4x4
- '90 Lincoln Continental
- '95 Ford Thunderbird V8
- '96 Ford Taurus V6
- '69 Opel GT
- '94 Ford Explorer

Interestingly, I remember all of these. My recollection of the Studebaker must have been from when I was 3 or 4.

Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 02:21 AM (BaHwF)

366 Dang, killed it dead. Sorry about that!

Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 02:47 AM (BaHwF)

367 /pokes the ONT with a stick

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2019 02:49 AM (jp0Bv)

368 367 Dang, killed it dead. Sorry about that!
Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 02:47 AM (BaHwF)

Nah, probably just the car guys aren't around.

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 02:49 AM (ORD9/)

369 My name is Igotnothing, but you can call me Ken.

Posted by: Igotnothing at July 21, 2019 02:53 AM (xf2hT)

370 A contractor on the Apollo program needed a project management software. They wrote their own, and named it Artemis - the sister of Apollo. When I worked at that contractor some 30 years later, they were still using that software.

Posted by: Igotnothing at July 21, 2019 02:58 AM (xf2hT)

371 Was the software that good, or the connection to the moon landing that valuable or just an unwillingness to spend on IT?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2019 03:05 AM (jp0Bv)

372 64 Ford Fairlane 500

I learned to drive on a '63 Ford Fairlane (yeah, it was a land yacht)-- but I'm still only a little past 29, swearsies.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 03:06 AM (pPNCa)

373 Back when neighbors talked to each other.

When I was a kid, all the dads on the block (and a couple of the moms) got together after a heavy snowfall and shoveled out the alley behind the houses on the block so that people could get their cars out. (The city plowed the street in front but parking there was verboten during snowstorms.)

Yeah, the neighbors were a pretty congenial group. My dad used to enjoy sitting out on the back steps with Mac (the guy directly next door) on a summer evening, drinking a couple beers and griping about the Phillies. I don't recall anybody following football back then; the dads and most of the moms were all baseball fans.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 03:16 AM (pPNCa)

374 my ancient PC shit itself today...

back tomorrow, i hope

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2019 03:21 AM (8xaIy)

375 Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2019 03:21 AM (8xaIy)

Been thinking of you-- how's your family situation? Prayers up too.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 03:53 AM (pPNCa)

376 365 It was a list of all the vehicles Dad bought or owned since he came to America in '61. . . . So here they are, in more or less chronological order (of ownership, not model year):

- '54 Studebaker Commander V8
- '56 Chevy Nomad wagon

Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 02:21 AM (BaHwF)

Couple of cars in the 50s; did he get here in '51?

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 04:27 AM (ORD9/)

377 No, '61. Was dirt poor when he arrived with my mom and my two oldest siblings. Bought used, of course. I think the first new car he bought was the '80 RX7.

Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 04:34 AM (BaHwF)

378
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2019 05:07 AM (KCxzN)

379
A contractor on the Apollo program needed a project management software. They wrote their own, and named it Artemis - the sister of Apollo. When I worked at that contractor some 30 years later, they were still using that software.

Posted by: Igotnothing at July 21, 2019 02:58 AM

371 Was the software that good, or the connection to the moon landing that valuable or just an unwillingness to spend on IT?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2019 03:05 AM


the Apollo program was the first real use of program / project management theory & methodology

there probably was not any PM software available at the time

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2019 05:11 AM (KCxzN)

380 377 No, '61. Was dirt poor when he arrived with my mom and my two oldest siblings. Bought used, of course. I think the first new car he bought was the '80 RX7.
Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 04:34 AM (BaHwF)

Fun list for you all to find. Thanks for posting it.

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:13 AM (ORD9/)

381 Morning..

*Looks around, starts to rearrange place cards.*

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 05:28 AM (vd8XM)

382 After Dad passed last fall, I found a list of the Countries dad had been to. I had no idea he went to so many places while in the Navy.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 05:29 AM (BLFnH)

383 Live From the Apollo 11 (humor)

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/live-from-the-apollo-11

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:30 AM (ORD9/)

384 Live From the Apollo 11 (humor)

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/live-from-the-apollo-11
Posted by: m

HA!! Thanks for the laugh this morning

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 05:37 AM (vd8XM)

385 I get to replace all the innards of the toilet in the guest bathroom today. Not going to be a fun task.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 05:40 AM (BLFnH)

386 I get to replace all the innards of the toilet in the guest bathroom today. Not going to be a fun task.
Posted by: Infidel

Make sure the toilet signs a DNR

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 05:41 AM (vd8XM)

387 The author of the Apollo essay (published in 2009) was an amazing person:

http://100leaders.org.au/themes/reclaiming-identity/jim-stallard/

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:46 AM (ORD9/)

388 387 The author of the Apollo essay (published in 2009) was an amazing person:

http://100leaders.org.au/themes/reclaiming-identity/jim-stallard/
Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:46 AM (ORD9/)

Hmm. I wonder if that's another person by the same name. Sorry!

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:47 AM (ORD9/)

389 lol. I have to remove the tank and replace the drain thingy. the part that is leaking is 44 years old.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 05:48 AM (BLFnH)

390 The Jim Stallard who wrote that Apollo 11 essay:

https://twitter.com/jimstallard?lang=en

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:49 AM (ORD9/)

391 I have to remove the tank and replace the drain thingy. the part that is leaking is 44 years old.
Posted by: Infidel

I had to do that on one of mine. The hardest thing was finding the replacement part
And getting all the water out of the tank

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:00 AM (vd8XM)

392 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:05 AM (q1BC2)

393 Tuned in The Open right now. Part of the intro to the show, the announcer is going on about how tough it is.

"It's man against self,
And man against nature."

It's a golf game buddy. The ain't landing on the moon.

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:05 AM (vd8XM)

394 And a greeting from Salty, who is off the grid and on vacation.

Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:08 AM (q1BC2)

395 Logging in, need coffee

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 06:09 AM (BbGew)

396 Playing golf through a T-storm is against nature

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 06:12 AM (BbGew)

397 Logging in, need coffee
Posted by: Skip

I left a quarter cup in the bottom of the pot for you. And left the heat on too.

...That one A-hole in every office...

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

398 Wow, physically, Biden looks horrible.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:13 AM (BLFnH)

399 And while smiling, being happy, and striking fear, remember head on a swivel and a Mattis plan.

G'mornin' everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 21, 2019 06:14 AM (pbg54)

400 I left a quarter cup in the bottom of the pot for you. And left the heat on too.

...That one A-hole in every office...
Posted by: Bruce

Gah, my office is closest to the kitchen. Some afternoons I have to go turn the pots off cause someone let it sit and start to burn.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:15 AM (BLFnH)

401 "398 Wow, physically, Biden looks horrible."


That's his soul shining through its fleshly envelope.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 21, 2019 06:16 AM (pbg54)

402 I left a quarter cup in the bottom of the pot for you. And left the heat on too.

...That one A-hole in every office...
Posted by: Bruce

Gah, my office is closest to the kitchen. Some afternoons I have to go turn the pots off cause someone let it sit and start to burn.
Posted by: Infidel

I'm gonna break on of the donuts in that box of a dozen in half too, probably with my filthy fingers.
I'm on a diet.

...Some other A-hole...

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:17 AM (vd8XM)

403 Really? 122 in B'more?

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:17 AM (BLFnH)

404 And remember, the Christmas gift giving season will soon be upon us.


Just imagine the look, when some loved one realizes that you care enough to give the best.

https://republicanlegion.com/product/the-border-patrol-kit/

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:18 AM (q1BC2)

405 That's his soul shining through its fleshly envelope.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

Makes total sense.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:19 AM (BLFnH)

406 Really? 122 in B'more?
Posted by: Infidel

I noticed the screeching weather talkers on TV are using the heat index to announce

"The Hottest Day Ever On the Planet"

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:19 AM (vd8XM)

407 "Really? 122 in B'more?"

We are over in Rehoboth right now, but my MiL said that heat index was up around 110-112.

Didn't see anything about 122.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:20 AM (q1BC2)

408 Only 236 comments of sleep last night, not enough.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 06:23 AM (BbGew)

409 Ha, Christmas in July. The kids want luggage for Christmas. I put it on my calendar to look in Oct. Saw a F&F mega deal one morning in March. $600 set for $135. Nice 3 piece hard side.
Gave it to kidlet today. They are leaving Fri. for WV for a week.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:24 AM (BLFnH)

410 398 Wow, physically, Biden looks horrible.
Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:13 AM (BLFnH)

wear and tear of being wrong on every economics and foreign policy for last 40 years.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2019 06:27 AM (JFO2v)

411 'Wow, physically, Biden looks horrible. '

Truth be told, there are no long term medical studies on the long term effects of eating paste on the human body.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:30 AM (q1BC2)

412 Was 97 in Philadelphia yesterday, said heat index was 107 whatever that is.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 06:30 AM (BbGew)

413 As I recall, heat index was made up a bit earlier than the naming of winter storms as part of the same FUD campaign.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 21, 2019 06:32 AM (pbg54)

414 said heat index was 107 whatever that is.
Posted by: Skip

The summer wind chill factor.
Maybe the higher it is, you need to take off more clothes?

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:32 AM (vd8XM)

415 Ah, so they are using "heat index" for temps now. What a farce. It's always hot in July and Aug. It's cold in January and February.

This is why I like animals more than most people.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:35 AM (BLFnH)

416 Ah, so they are using "heat index" for temps now. What a farce. It's always hot in July and Aug. It's cold in January and February.

This is why I like animals more than most people.
Posted by: Infidel

And since numbers is infanite, we can make up anything we want. The higher, the better.

...GW...

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:40 AM (vd8XM)

417 I guess ATT Uverse are fighting CBS on pricing, so they blacked out (actually blue) CBS local channel.
Which is okay by me since I rarely watch it.
My wife will not be happy that she can't watch her stories tomorrow though

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:43 AM (vd8XM)

418 Truth be told. Most astronauts since Challenger are pretty anonymous. Not the fame that it used to bring.

Posted by: JAS at July 21, 2019 06:44 AM (I5SAg)

419 https://6abc.com/weather/
Sunday - Heat index 108 - 113

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 06:44 AM (BbGew)

420 Bruce, they all want control of us. I refuse to participate.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:44 AM (BLFnH)

421 We here is SC are amused. You see, it's about a hot as it normally is this time of year. All those Yankees are freaking out over what we think of as normal.

Posted by: JAS at July 21, 2019 06:46 AM (I5SAg)

422 Bruce, they all want control of us. I refuse to participate.
Posted by: Infidel

The other day we lost wifi, tv and phone.
We survived though.
Wife was not happy.


Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:48 AM (vd8XM)

423 Yankees are freaking out over what we think of as normal."

We are NOT freaking out.

We are......concerned.

Or something like that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:50 AM (q1BC2)

424 We here is SC are amused. You see, it's about a hot as it normally is this time of year. All those Yankees are freaking out over what we think of as normal.

Posted by: JAS

For some reason people think that they should always be able to do their "normal" activities. No matter the weather.
I wanna golf today!!
Idiot, it's 100 degrees out.
Whhaaaaaa

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:51 AM (vd8XM)

425 The other day we lost wifi, tv and phone.
We survived though.
Wife was not happy.


Since I'm a Little House on the Prairie fan, this does not bother me.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:52 AM (BLFnH)

426 Since I'm a Little House on the Prairie fan, this does not bother me.
Posted by: Infidel

We survived, barely.
We did luck out, we had just picked up "They shall not grow old" dvd from the library the day before.
Very good movie

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:53 AM (vd8XM)

427 Im in the mood for waffles. Who's cookin?

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:55 AM (BLFnH)

428 I played Rams Hill in Borrego Springs one time in July. There is water and ice near the tee box of every hole. LOL. It's a dry heat. Bring plenty of gatorade.

Posted by: JAS at July 21, 2019 06:56 AM (I5SAg)

429 Offered without comment.

https://cbsloc.al/2xY9kMj

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:57 AM (q1BC2)

430 Mornin' all.

I've switched to taking a sip of coffee for every f-bomb in the Deadwood movie.

*spasm*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 07:00 AM (kQs4Y)

431 Maybe because of heat the milk went bad fast, was thinking french toast but a cheese omelette maybe.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:01 AM (BbGew)

432 429

Murphy was selected by Police Commissioner Michael Harrison back in March to oversee Consent Decree compliance.

I guess he consented to be robbed??

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2019 07:01 AM (JFO2v)

433 VIA, geez. And they wonder why the disparity in incarceration.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 07:02 AM (BLFnH)

434 Offered without comment.

https://cbsloc.al/2xY9kMj
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Two African-American males exited the vehicle, brandished a gun, and demanded their property. A purse, wallet, cash and cell phones were taken.

Without actually arresting them, how do they know they are African American?
Shouldn't they just say black? Or POC?

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:04 AM (vd8XM)

435 The weather app on my phone, Dark Sky, doesn't show heat index

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:07 AM (dm05u)

436 walked the dog
making covfefe and bacon
it's muggy

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:08 AM (dm05u)

437 Bruce....

How do they know they identify as male, as well?

Whole lot of presuming going on in that reporting.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 07:09 AM (q1BC2)

438 Bruce....

How do they know they identify as male, as well?

Whole lot of presuming going on in that reporting.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

HA!!

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:09 AM (vd8XM)

439 Foxes with Legs just played clip of every Democratic candidate except Creepy uncle Joe saying Medicare for everyone.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:10 AM (BbGew)

440 why does hot weather make me wanna kill someone?
is this how human sacrifices for better weather got started?

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:10 AM (dm05u)

441 The New Blue Enhanced Fujita Scale Heat Misery Index will include the psychological impact of being constantly reminded that it is hot in the summer. Most importantly that it is your fault.
It's going to be .97 times ten to the second today, The NBEFSHMI will be .97 times 10 to the third.

Posted by: klaftern at July 21, 2019 07:11 AM (RuIsu)

442 Hi ho Yankees, 73 F here in Palm Beach County. I see it's in the 80's everywhere. Well, don't think about Florida because it's sooooo hot in July.

Posted by: dr kill at July 21, 2019 07:11 AM (Jj+59)

443 Still dark here. Time to turn on the vent.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 07:12 AM (BLFnH)

444 why does hot weather make me wanna kill someone?

Sweaty undies will do that to a person

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:12 AM (vd8XM)

445 Well, don't think about Florida because it's sooooo hot in July.

You're welcome to keep Florida People to yourself.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 07:13 AM (pPNCa)

446 "Are we wiping out curiosity from our children?"

A feature not a bug of the educational system. What good are curious children? They might ask questions about our almighty State and their proper subservient role to it. Curiosity is part and parcel of autonomous critical thinking -- can't have that.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 07:13 AM (H8QX8)

447 Wow, Rush's Betsy Ross tshirts made 1.5M for tunnels to towers so far.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 07:14 AM (BLFnH)

448 Florida Man is part of the Charm. You should see the critters in the Keys.

Posted by: dr kill at July 21, 2019 07:14 AM (Jj+59)

449 Truth be told. Most astronauts since Challenger are pretty anonymous. Not the fame that it used to bring.


Posted by: JAS at July 21, 2019 06:44 AM (I5SAg)

Same with Generals. The Civil War and WW2 were the wars that people associated with Generals for some reason. You had Shwarzkopf in Desert Storm but that is about it.

I just Duck Ducke'd "shwarzkopf" and most of the results were about hair color. Sigh.

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2019 07:16 AM (n13/j)

450 "Are we wiping out curiosity from our children?"



A feature not a bug of the educational system. What good are curious
children? They might ask questions about our almighty State and their
proper subservient role to it. Curiosity is part and parcel of
autonomous critical thinking -- can't have that.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 07:13 AM (H8QX

Do helicopter parents even allow them to be curios? When your parents shuttle you in cars to and from school, and don't let you explore anything, what are you supposed to think? I would think they think of themselves as extremely fragile.

I have a relative who proudly bought his kid one of those virtual reality head sets. I said "how cool", but what I meant was, "how 'bout taking the kid camping, aka, actual reality?"

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2019 07:21 AM (n13/j)

451 Weather weirdness yesterday. It dropped from 98 degrees to 71 in a space of about 3 seconds. Heard it happened at Wrigley too and the fans gave a standing ovation. Craziest thing I ever saw. We're sweating. BOOM. We're grabbing a sweatshirt.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2019 07:21 AM (lwiT4)

452 429 Offered without comment.

https://cbsloc.al/2xY9kMj
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:57 AM (q1BC2)

That's pretty good. The only one I've seen that compares was about five years ago when some dumb bastard hit the night drop of a local pizzeria on a Saturday night. I presume he was unaware that said pizzeria is the legitimate front of the head of the local mafia family.

He robbed the night manager at gunpoint, only to be chased down by two "individuals". Shots were fired, neighbors called the cops, who took the guy into custody and probably saved him.

I never did hear what ever happened to him after he made it to the county jail.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2019 07:21 AM (jp0Bv)

453 You should see the critters in the Keys.

I'm a fan of Hemingway's polydactyl cats.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 07:24 AM (pPNCa)

454 Morning all

At an IHOP in Maryland or DELAWARE.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 21, 2019 07:24 AM (bXf82)

455 At an IHOP in Maryland or DELAWARE."

Easy to tell where.


Tax = Maryland

No tax = Delaware.


wave when you go past Rehoboth.

We should be passing each other.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 07:26 AM (q1BC2)

456 Just went out to garden, picked 4 cucumbers could have picked a dozen. Still not 1 ripe tomato yet, there is one almost red but that's it, lots of green tomatoes and peppers.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:26 AM (BbGew)

457 Hi Larry and Larettes you comfortable!

Posted by: saf at July 21, 2019 07:28 AM (5IHGB)

458 Just went out to garden, picked 4 cucumbers could have picked a dozen. Still not 1 ripe tomato yet, there is one almost red but that's it, lots of green tomatoes and peppers.
Posted by: Skip

Mmmm. Time to make cucumber, onion, vinegar salad.

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:29 AM (vd8XM)

459 Can't tell you how many time mom told us GO OUTSIDE. We always had so much fun.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 07:30 AM (BLFnH)

460 Depends on how you got there to tell if your in Maryland or Delaware.
Speed for one, the faster you go the less chance of stopping in Delaware, two - If you paid to get there your in Delaware.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:31 AM (BbGew)

461 I reluctantly clicked on that CBD sidebar but oh what joys awaited me! What started as a slow churn of plus-size LGBQetc transwomyn pride turned into a frothy frappe of trans v. lesbians v. pedos v. POC v. immigrants.

And then this response:

"I’ll never forget that day, that essential right of passage into womanhood when I first donned a tiara and dressed up like the mutant triplet of Pat Butcher and Danny Devito. Twas then my very atoms became female."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 07:32 AM (kQs4Y)

462 Mmmm. Time to make cucumber, onion, vinegar salad.


Umm, no, cucumber, onion and sour creme. Add s and p, worchtershire and garlic.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 07:33 AM (BLFnH)

463 when I first donned a tiara and dressed up like the mutant triplet of Pat Butcher and Danny Devito. Twas then my very atoms became female



Well......alrighty then...

Posted by: VIA, A Person of Penis (POP) at July 21, 2019 07:35 AM (q1BC2)

464 Twas then my very atoms became female."
Posted by: All Hail Eris,

I had to read that twice to make sure you weren't talking about you.

Whew !

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2019 07:37 AM (arJlL)

465 So are we coughing up the bail for Krak or going to let the lawyer get him out?

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:37 AM (BbGew)

466 So are we coughing up the bail for Krak or going to let the lawyer get him out?
Posted by: Skip

Ya think he accidentally shot a guy with 2 black eyes ?

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2019 07:38 AM (arJlL)

467 I had to read that twice to make sure you weren't talking about you.
---
I possess neither a tiara nor a penis.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 07:39 AM (kQs4Y)

468 So are we coughing up the bail for Krak or going to let the lawyer get him out?
Posted by: Skip

If we were real friends, we'd be in the same cell saying
"Man, that was fun!"

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:40 AM (vd8XM)

469 Okay, off to start the day

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:42 AM (vd8XM)

470 babalublog.com/gasoline shortage in cuba reaches crisis point
https://tinyurl.com/y5aerabc

Socialism is way to much fun, think of the shrinking carbon footprint.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:42 AM (BbGew)

471 I possess neither a tiara nor a penis.
Posted by: All Hail Eris,

Good.

Although, I bet you'd look great in a tiara.

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2019 07:42 AM (arJlL)

472 Ya think he accidentally shot a guy with 2 black eyes ?
Posted by: JT at July 21, 2019 07:38 AM (arJlL)

*wipes coffee off tablet*

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:44 AM (dm05u)

473 Heard it happened at Wrigley too and the fans gave a standing ovation. Craziest thing I ever saw.

Grammie, wasn't there a game at Wrigley (Cubs/'Stros) about 10 years back when lightning hit the flag pole in center field?

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 07:46 AM (pPNCa)

474 I possess neither a tiara nor a penis.
Posted by: All Hail Eris,


---------

Hah. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall could lend you both.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2019 07:49 AM (v4v6L)

475 Good morning. It looks like India will try their moon launch early Monday morning. Last Sunday's attempt was scrubbed due to a fuel leak, and it was thought that the rocket would have to be taken back to the assembly building. Apparently it turned out to be simpler than they thought.

Liftoff is scheduled for 5:13 am EDT on Monday. I don't know if I can get up for that.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2019 07:51 AM (sdi6R)

476 rickl- I could give you a wake up call

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:55 AM (BbGew)

477 Good morning. It looks like India will try their moon launch early Monday morning. Last Sunday's attempt was scrubbed due to a fuel leak, and it was thought that the rocket would have to be taken back to the assembly building.

---------

Then the first off-planet convenience store is still a go?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2019 07:55 AM (v4v6L)

478 Morning Mouth Breathers

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2019 07:56 AM (cknjq)

479 Morning horde.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 21, 2019 07:56 AM (MySI0)

480 Then the first off-planet convenience store is still a go?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2019 07:55 AM (v4v6L)
if there's a decent coffee shop there then there'll finally be a reason for regular folk to go to the moon

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:57 AM (dm05u)

481 480
if there's a decent coffee shop there then there'll finally be a reason for regular folk to go to the moon

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:57 AM (dm05u)


There you go!

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2019 07:59 AM (sdi6R)

482 Schumer: "This is not acceptable. A child telling us he's not able to even brush his teeth in a facility on our southern border."

How many times did they brush their teeth before they got to the border? Were they walking across the desert brushing their teeth? Did they ever brush their teeth in their home country? Do they even know how to brush their teeth? How does Chuck know that the child is a he? Does he have a list of the child's preferred pronouns?

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2019 08:00 AM (UdKB7)

483 These are Sunday morning questions that no one really cares about.

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2019 08:01 AM (UdKB7)

484 Trump calling for Democrats to change border laws, that is a non starter if I ever saw one.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 08:03 AM (BbGew)

485 Cloudy and humid here in the northern Adirondacks. We're going down to the farmers market in the valley.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at July 21, 2019 08:03 AM (lLJfM)

486 "Man that was fun"


Been there, done that and it was so fun!

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 08:05 AM (BLFnH)

487 How many times did they brush their teeth before they got to the border? Were they walking across the desert brushing their teeth? Did they ever brush their teeth in their home country? Do they even know how to brush their teeth?

Understand this though - YOU will be paying for all of their dental care from now on.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:06 AM (lD3vL)

488 45 degrees in the Bitteroot Valley of MT. Loving it.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 21, 2019 08:07 AM (MySI0)

489 486 "Man that was fun"


Been there, done that and it was so fun!
Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 08:05 AM (BLFnH)

Not me. I was way too boring and repressed for that. What a waste of youth. Sad!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2019 08:07 AM (NWiLs)

490 Trump calling for Democrats to change border laws, that is a non starter if I ever saw one.

Democrats: We'll change the laws - by abolishing them.

(of course they will know with precision exactly where the national forests boundaries are so that you can be penalized if you trespass with your snow mobile during the winter snowfall.)

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:09 AM (lD3vL)

491
The ONT became the EMT so slowly,


we never even realized it happened.




And now we're trapped!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:09 AM (2EMYr)

492 What's all this fuss about putting an American fag on the moon? Don't these people ever shut up?

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2019 08:10 AM (UdKB7)

493 Does anybody else think Buzz Aldrin and Don Cherry could be brothers? They both have the same carefree fashion sense.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 08:12 AM (kQs4Y)

494 "Man that was fun"

Maybe that is where krak is.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 08:13 AM (BLFnH)

495 Morning 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 21, 2019 08:13 AM (cJBin)

496 Time to hit the road.


Next stop....


NAS Oceana.


Later

*Static*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 08:14 AM (q1BC2)

497 Morning, y'all!

Need coffeve...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:15 AM (6qErC)

498 The coons have taken their revenge upon krakatoa.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 21, 2019 08:16 AM (EZebt)

499 484
Trump calling for Democrats to change border laws, that is a non starter if I ever saw one.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 08:03 AM (BbGew)

---
No, it's another piece of string for them to play with.

Trump wants to remind people that Congress can fix everything but refuse to do it.

Right now the Dems are going to the border, saying it's awful and then...refusing to fix it.

He's building the case that the House Dems are worse than useless. We know that, but the people in those swing districts may not. They're getting a lesson, though.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 08:16 AM (HIUfw)

500 (of course they will know with precision exactly
where the national forests boundaries are so that you can be penalized
if you trespass with your snow mobile during the winter snowfall.)



Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:09 AM (lD3vL)

---
Set one toe onto their property line and they'll call the SWAT team.

But feel free to defecate in the town square and shoot up drugs outside a school.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 08:18 AM (HIUfw)

501 Schumer: "This is not acceptable. A child telling us he's not able to even brush his teeth in a facility on our southern border."
How many times did they brush their teeth before they got to the border? Were they walking across the desert brushing their teeth? Did they ever brush their teeth in their home country? Do they even know how to brush their teeth? How does Chuck know that the child is a he? Does he have a list of the child's preferred pronouns?
Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2019 08:00 AM (UdKB7)

Somebody needs to tell Chuck U Schumer to go brush his teeth.

Whew!

More coffee......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2019 08:19 AM (Z+IKu)

502 Book thread will save us

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 08:20 AM (BbGew)

503 We know that, but the people in those swing districts may not. They're getting a lesson, though.

You do know why we call the majority of adults "Low Information Voters", right?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:20 AM (lD3vL)

504 Schumer: "This is not acceptable. A child telling us he's not able to even brush his teeth in a facility on our southern border."

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2019 08:00 AM (UdKB7)


Heh... Schemer is lying. It takes almost no water to brush your teeth in field conditions: wet the brush and paste, brush, fill your mouth with water, swish, spit, rinse, done.

More likely, he asked some urchin if he brushed his teeth and got the reply, "WTF is a tooth brush?"

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 21, 2019 08:21 AM (5Yee7)

505 Does anybody else think Buzz Aldrin and Don Cherry could be brothers? They both have the same carefree fashion sense.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes
________

I'll go you one better and say they're the same person. And that's my conspiracy theory of the day.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:21 AM (ta49A)

506 if the ONT is still the top thread then it's still night time.
Ignore the giant ball of fire in the sky.

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 08:21 AM (dm05u)

507 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 08:16 AM (HIUfw)

Plus, a bonus-

If the Dims actually do take the bait and produce something acceptable to the Maoist Progtards taking over their party.

It's just going to look like anti-American, anti-common sense insanity to most people,

even those who lean center left.


If the Dims write responsible legislation,

they get open and loudly vocal civil war within the party and disgust from the MSM.

It's a trap!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:21 AM (2EMYr)

508 63 degrees here in WI, the heat broke overnight. Yay !


"484 Trump calling for Democrats to change border laws, that is a non starter if I ever saw one.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 08:03 AM (BbGew) "

He's just making sure that that albatross is firmly in place around their necks. Being the adult in the room.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 21, 2019 08:23 AM (pbg54)

509 It's not morning yet? I'm confused. Should I go back to tequila or keep drinking coffee?

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 21, 2019 08:23 AM (dUJdY)

510 More likely, he asked some urchin if he brushed his teeth and got the reply, "WTF is a tooth brush?"

Schumer scares children. Reminds them of the creepy perverts that escorted them up to the border.

If one of his confederates asked any of the kids that question, it was part of the screening process for routing and recruitment to Comet Pizza.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:24 AM (lD3vL)

511 498 The coons have taken their revenge upon krakatoa.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 21, 2019 08:16 AM (EZebt)
---
Those clever little hands -- could they handle a mini-Ruger? Or a tiny garrote?

*looks over shoulder nervously*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 08:24 AM (kQs4Y)

512 It's not morning yet? I'm confused. Should I go back to tequila or keep drinking coffee?
Posted by: Jewells45

----

Embrace the power of 'and'.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 21, 2019 08:26 AM (Z/1Kk)

513 509 It's not morning yet? I'm confused. Should I go back to tequila or keep drinking coffee?
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 21, 2019 08:23 AM (dUJdY)
---
Both -- it's called the MoMee-mosa!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 08:26 AM (kQs4Y)

514 "513 509 It's not morning yet? I'm confused. Should I go back to tequila or keep drinking coffee?
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 21, 2019 08:23 AM (dUJdY)
---
Both -- it's called the MoMee-mosa!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 08:26 AM (kQs4Y) "



Hold that thought, Eris, you may have just created the newest Moron Horde meme !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 21, 2019 08:28 AM (pbg54)

515 He's just making sure that that albatross is firmly in place around their necks. Being the adult in the room.

I'm wondering how Yahoo/MSM news and the other propaganda sites will headline the request.

"Democrats to Counter Trump's War Against the Poor"

"Democrats Defend The Constitution: Bring Us Your Poor, Tired Huddled Masses" (yes I know that is from the Emma Lazarus poem)

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:28 AM (lD3vL)

516 MoMee-mosa

And, this how a moron meme is born.

*high five*

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 08:29 AM (BLFnH)

517 It's just going to look like anti-American, anti-common sense insanity to most people,

even those who lean center left.


Which means it will like pass the Senate too.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:29 AM (lD3vL)

518 More apropos to last night's movie thread-

On shiny new blu-ray-

the original "Jonny Quest" adventures.

Fun for kids of all ages. Though also probably easy to find online.

And-

a new 4K scan of "Alphaville",

an excellent "futuristic" rather dark film noir from Frog director, Jean-Luc Godard from back when he actually knew how to make a movie and not just a cinematic pile of Progtard maoist garbage.


Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:32 AM (2EMYr)

519 Mornin'...

@realDonaldTrump

I will help Angel Mom (and great woman) Mary Ann Mendoza with Twitter. I know Mary Ann from the beginning, and she should never be silenced. She is a winner who has lost so much, her child. Twitter, if you're watching, please do what you have to do, NOW!

(Twitter banned her for posting immigration stats)

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:32 AM (cF8AT)

520 He's building the case that the House Dems are worse than useless.

Yep, then the scribblers from The CuckShead, will follow Max Boot's lead and accuse Trump of "Turning the Nation Against its Sacred Institutions".

branding him a traitor or something.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:33 AM (lD3vL)

521 I'd be shocked if a majority of these immigrants know what a toothbrush is much less use one on a sporadic basis. Have you ever been to Mexico, Central America, or South America? Not a lot of toothbrushes being used outside of the wealthier city dwellers.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:34 AM (UUBmN)

522 ahhhh... it's a "blonde" joke!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 21, 2019 08:34 AM (Pg+x7)

523 What time is it in military terms? Would you say 3235?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:35 AM (ta49A)

524 I will help Angel Mom (and great woman) Mary Ann Mendoza with Twitter.

Which means that Twitter will now go doxx the Angel Mom, just because Trump is asking.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:35 AM (lD3vL)

525 @realDonaldTrump

Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative....

....Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:35 AM (cF8AT)

526 What time is it in military terms? Would you say 3235?
Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:35 AM (ta49A)


*...multiply by....then add 48....divide by zero..*


Yes!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:36 AM (2EMYr)

527 Almost time for the books...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:37 AM (UUBmN)

528 MoMemosa.. I love it. Just tell me it's not made with tequila and coffee though... blech! We different ingredients.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 21, 2019 08:37 AM (dUJdY)

529 More likely, he asked some urchin if he brushed his teeth and got the reply, "WTF is a tooth brush?"

Chuckles don't know spanglish. An aide said "this kid can't brush his teeth", and he ran with that.

Not knowing that the kid had run out of crest...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:37 AM (6qErC)

530 Not knowing that the kid had run out of crest . . .

Posted by: Anon a mouse
________

He's just taking Aim at the president . . .

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:38 AM (ta49A)

531 Have you ever been to Mexico, Central America, or South America? Not a lot of toothbrushes being used outside of the wealthier city dwellers.

Exactly when would a traveler be aware of some native's personal dental hygiene?

Occasionally someone will brush their teeth at an office building after lunch, but from that does one extrapolate that to the entire population?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:38 AM (lD3vL)

532 The results reveal that, at least for Western countries, kids today are more interested in YouTube than spaceflight.


Another good reason to break up Googol.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 21, 2019 08:39 AM (oVJmc)

533 I'm pondering who to get that Border Patrol kit for...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:39 AM (UUBmN)

534 . . . hoping to get a Close-Up on the evening news . . .

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:39 AM (ta49A)

535 Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!

I'm sure the Hawaiian judge is ready to step in and throw impediments into this process.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:41 AM (lD3vL)

536 . . . you can see the Gleem in Schumer's eyes when he trash-talks Trump . . .

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:42 AM (ta49A)

537 ITS ILLEGAL FOR THE PRESIDENT TO POST BAIL FOR SOMEONE!!!!

---Hawaiian in black

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:42 AM (UUBmN)

538 Sounds like little Pablo needs to go the fuck back to Guatemala, the dental care paradise.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 21, 2019 08:43 AM (oVJmc)

539 These puns are gumming up the AM thread...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:43 AM (6qErC)

540 . . . Schumer thinks he's Ultra Brite but he's not . . .

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:44 AM (ta49A)

541 What time is it in military terms? Would you say 3235?
Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:35 AM


If powdered eggs are still alive.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2019 08:44 AM (0wxLi)

542 These puns are gumming up the AM thread...
Posted by: Anon a mouse
---
Don't worry, it will all be brushed away soon.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:45 AM (UUBmN)

543 Ya know what...I don't think there are any cobs around....what trouble can we get into?

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:45 AM (cF8AT)

544 The results reveal that, at least for Western countries, kids today are more interested in YouTube than spaceflight.

And why not?

Considering the propaganda of the Cold War and the Russians launching Sputnik, media was saturated with space travel.

Nowadays, its saturated with all-things-trans.

Kids are probably more interested in genital mutilation than spaceflight now.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:45 AM (lD3vL)

545 Schumer thinks he's Ultra Brite but he's not . . .
Posted by: FireHorse
----
You mean like a toothpaste?

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:46 AM (UUBmN)

546 Schumer said in Feb

The Presidents unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security of our military and our nation.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2019 08:46 AM (JFO2v)

547 Don't worry, it will all be brushed away soon."

Gargle...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:46 AM (6qErC)

548 Ya know what...I don't think there are any cobs around....what trouble can we get into?

Do something really daring and go expand the borders and leave everything strike-through case.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:47 AM (lD3vL)

549 what trouble can we get into? "

Gingivitis, from the sound of it...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM (6qErC)

550 Is it just us Texans ?

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM (UUBmN)

551 Ya know what...I don't think there are any cobs around....what trouble can we get into?
Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:45 AM


We could all put on pants ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM (0wxLi)

552 I noticed when I have a cold I can't taste coffee. On those days I only drink like a gallon and a half.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM (/Fmtj)

553 Sounds like little Pablo needs to go the fuck back to Guatemala, the dental care paradise.

I'm waiting for our expert AOC to be weighing in about now on this topic.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:49 AM (lD3vL)

554 Is it just us Texans ?"

Si.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:50 AM (6qErC)

555 Is it just us Texans ?
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM


We're the only ones who remembered the Alarmo.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2019 08:51 AM (0wxLi)

556 We're the only ones who remembered the Alarmo.
Posted by: Duncanthrax
---
*snort* aka cats...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:52 AM (UUBmN)

557 Is it just us Texans ?

I was thinking about going on a distance ride this morning before the temps reached the century mark and the blast furnace from the south kicked in.

Apparently that idea failed.... time to french press some cofeveve

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:53 AM (lD3vL)

558 I'm waiting for our expert AOC to be weighing in about now on this topic.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:49 AM (lD3vL)


She can't make it.

Her legs broke due to osteoporosis,


from her teeth sucking all the calcium out of the rest of her body.


Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:53 AM (2EMYr)

559 Do something really daring and go expand the borders and leave everything strike-through case.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:47 AM (lD3vL)

That's a daily occurrence here.

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:53 AM (cF8AT)

560 Ran out to Produce Junction, it is oppressive out there already.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 08:54 AM (BbGew)

561 Ya know what...I don't think there are any cobs around....what trouble can we get into?
Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:45 AM (cF8AT)

Are you not of the body?......

Landru save us!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2019 08:54 AM (Z+IKu)

562 No one has made it all bold and red while centered....

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:55 AM (UUBmN)

563 We're the only ones who remembered the Alarmo.
Posted by: Duncanthrax
---
*snort* aka cats...
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:52 AM (UUBmN)



Ooooo, Netflix needs to make a movie of

"The Alamo" with all the actors in the make-up and costumes from "CATS".


Call it "The Calico".


You're welcome, Hollywood!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:56 AM (2EMYr)

564 We could all put on pants ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM (0wxLi)

That's like Antifa level radical!

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:56 AM (cF8AT)

565 We could all put on pants ... "

What's "pants" precious?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:57 AM (6qErC)

566 "The results reveal that, at least for Western countries, kids today are more interested in YouTube than spaceflight."

I had no interest in space or spaceflight or astronauts as a kid. And if we'd had youtube, I may have thought that was the cool thing to do. I don't know. As it was, I was into sports and spy stories.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 08:59 AM (H8QX8)

567 Tlaib going fukn nutz at 2016 Trump rally

https://tinyurl.com/y45jjhvq

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2019 08:59 AM (JFO2v)

568 Books ahoy!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:02 AM (kQs4Y)

569 Books are N000000D!

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 09:02 AM (ta49A)

570 We all get promotions to Colonel.

When the CoBs' away, the Colonels will play.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2019 09:02 AM (0wxLi)

571 Short video of the first static firing of SpaceX's Starhopper test vehicle. It happened on 7/16 in Texas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKyZ_7ZjabU

That'll buff right out. No, really! It was still standing on the pad at the end. It was a fuel leak, not an explosion.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2019 09:03 AM (sdi6R)

572 We all get promotions to Colonel.

Posted by: Duncanthrax
________

You're higher than that just for having played football for Donald Trump.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 09:04 AM (ta49A)

573 I had no interest in space or spaceflight or astronauts as a kid.

I'm trying to think how that would look - some kid obsessing over spaceflight or astronauts.

Kids usually have remarkably short attention spans - which is good, since there is a great number of things worthy of exploration and interest.

We all can't be fighting for a spot on the Flight to Mars, and I don't know anyone who fantasizing about working behind a CAD/CAM station for years designing a component in a complex system... These days that work is off shored to developing country interns.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 09:05 AM (lD3vL)

574 Most people these days only care about what the media tells them to care about. Things were a different 50 years ago but the die was cast. Leading factors then were Uncle Walter's obsession with spaceflight and the sewing of the Red Scare in the news media. We won the Race and the Cold War is over. The media/elites thinks it's time to "Save the Planet"

Posted by: pawn at July 21, 2019 09:09 AM (PveK5)

575 Most people these days only care about what the media tells them to care about.

Posted by: pawn
________

That the nature of mass media as explained by agenda-setting theory, first proposed by Max McCombs at the University of Texas at Austin. This is how the media work, and it's natural.

What must be frustrating to the Left is that, though setting the agenda and dictating what we think about, the media don't tell us what to think. Media, therefore, are powerful but that power is limited.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 09:14 AM (ta49A)

576 "These days that work is off shored to developing country interns."

Not true. ITAR.

In the biz.

Posted by: pawn at July 21, 2019 09:14 AM (PveK5)

577 It seems to me that the only thing that the Left is frustrated about is the Constitution.

Posted by: pawn at July 21, 2019 09:32 AM (PveK5)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 07-20-2019 [Hosted By: MovieGique]

Shadow

I was tempering the children's expectations regarding this Zhang Yimou movie because it ranks well below House of Flying Daggers (on the ratings sites) which in turn ranks well below Hero, but I needn't have worried. We loved this tale of a changeling general (the titular "shadow") who is being set up to overthrow his Lord (because the real general was stabbed by a master and seems to be dying) through some series of plot devices that involve defeating the same master who stabbed the real general.

shadow 01.jpg
Meanwhile, a horse contemplates crossing a bridge.


I'm being vague here because it's been a few weeks and the plot was very intricate but we were pleasantly surprised: We all followed the plot and could tell the characters apart. Impressive, given that two of the leads are played by Chao Deng. But the characters are so different, I kept wondering if it was the same person.

Anyway, there's a lot going on. The Shadow is increasingly unsure of being a pawn in this game (which pretty much has to end up with him dying, even though the general teases him with the possibility of getting back to his mother after it's all over). The general's plan seems to be flawless if the Shadow can defeat the master but that's a big if. Meanwhile, the general's wife, while maintaining a respectful distance, does seem to be getting more attracted to the Shadow—who after all is identical to her husband, except maybe less of a jerk. Meanwhile, the wife ends up coming up with the strategy that can defeat the master, and it involves...weaponized umbrellas!

shadow 02.jpg
That is one nasty bumbershoot!


It's great. The indoor shots and a few of the battle scenes are filmed in black-and-white (probably color corrected after the fact), though the (obligatory) bamboo forest scene is a verdant green. It's just a beautiful film, is what I'm saying, and it's not just anyone who could make a battle scene involving an army of women with parasols work. In fact, I can't think of anyone else who could do it.

So, the set design is wonderful, the camerawork wonderful, the wire work amazing—though not over the top, which I appreciated, because the sort of super-heroic character implicit in the flying hero would've undermined the need for a solid battle strategy. The choreography is fun and the plot is engaging. The acting is good, kind of Shakespearean, with its weak kings and power mad generals. The stars are good looking and otherwise appealing. What more could you want? Music? The music is also really good, with drums and zithers dominating. (The stage name of the composer is, amusingly,"Loudboy", although there's some controversy over whether or not he plagiarized the work.)

shadow 03.jpg
Trouble a-brewin'.


Almost two hours long, but it's thick. The ending...is probably not a people-pleaser. The three men are locked in a struggle, while the general's wife has to figure out what her role in this is going to be. I liked getting to the end, and so was less invested in the details of the story's resolution. I did see a couple of the twists coming (as did The Flower), but not all of them.

A lot of fun. Pure historical soap with kung-fu action. Don't know why it didn't do better.

shadow 04.jpg
Deadly umbrella squad or scrubbing bubbles?

Posted by: OregonMuse at 07:50 PM




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Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 07:51 PM (GaOgf)

2 Hello OM. Is this movie in English or subtitles?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 07:51 PM (GaOgf)

3 Movie sign!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 07:52 PM (kQs4Y)

4 Nyah!

Turtles on the half shell spinning instead of scrubbing bubbles?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 07:52 PM (cH3lq)

5 More movies I never saw.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 07:53 PM (BbGew)

6 "Deadly umbrella squad or scrubbing bubbles?"

Langoliers.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 07:53 PM (t+qrx)

7 Langoliers.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 07:53 PM (t+qrx)


Oh Oh Oh I know this one!

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 07:54 PM (GaOgf)

8 A friend saw "Crawl". Said it was the best B-level killer croc movie filmed in Serbia he's seen in a long time.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 07:54 PM (kQs4Y)

9 Chappaquiddick. Yeah.

I had to watch this on this anniversary. All I can say is - it is brilliant. It sticks to the facts as we know them; and what we know isn't quite What Happened That Night, but how the coverup went down afterward.

And what we know from the coverup is disgusting. Edward Kennedy ran from the accident and hid (probably to lower his own B.A.C. level), and then called in the accident after the cops had already found the body and done a preliminary diagnosis of asphyxiation (and not drowning) on poor Mary Jo Kopechne.

We all know the story, or have cobbled bits of it from this or that comment made by this or that anti-Kennedy commentator; but to see it all play out on screen is wrenching.

Also disgusting is how the local muckety-mucks of eastern Massachusetts fell all over themselves to help out a Kennedy. And the ending where most the eastern Masshole NPCs agree to vote for this worm again, uggh.

So: not easy to watch (despite the LOLz over the famous neck brace) but I recommend it to all.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 07:55 PM (ykYG2)

10 If The Jade Enchantress or The Devil Wives of Li Fong ever were made into movies, the Soviet Justice Wankers would be up in arms over cultural appropriation because both delightful romps were written by an American named E. Hoffmann Price.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 07:55 PM (cH3lq)

11 Tough to look at entertainment the same way and enjoy it.

Posted by: guy shocked to death over all the androgynes at July 20, 2019 07:55 PM (ym5eo)

12 I like samurai movies, kung-fu are ok

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 07:56 PM (BbGew)

13 ALH--

"Shadow" is in Chinese. I saw subtitles but there's probably a dub out there.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 07:56 PM (CcUfv)

14 ''Trouble a-brewin'.''

Oh boy is it ever. You know when a beautiful woman starts bandaging a handsome warrior it's more than trouble brewing. See Last of the Mohicans and Outlander.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:56 PM (jm1YL)

15 Crawl is good of its kind. A Boo! movie

Where's Steve Irwin when you need him

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 20, 2019 07:56 PM (EaqZE)

16 also, thanks / apologies to the ONT last night, where I was live-commenting it when i watched it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 07:57 PM (ykYG2)

17

Kind of thought we might get a space movie for today. Oh well, back to Space 1999. Joan Collins was in the last one with a dress that barely covered her bum

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 07:57 PM (1ChV0)

18 Anna!

Oh, wow, E Hoffman Price is RIGHT up my alley. I'll have to pick him up.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 07:57 PM (CcUfv)

19 It was Ted's own idea to wear the neck brace

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 20, 2019 07:58 PM (EaqZE)

20 How did alligator snapping turtles get to Japan? And what are they protesting in the street?

Posted by: guy shocked to death over all the androgynes at July 20, 2019 07:58 PM (ym5eo)

21 "Shadow" is in Chinese. I saw subtitles but there's probably a dub out there.
Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 07:56 PM (CcUfv)

Anything like What's Up Tiger Lily?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 07:58 PM (GaOgf)

22 if this is also the /a/ thread as well as /tv/ : the Kanata no Astra anime, tracking the manga, has been running the last few weeks. In my opinion it's the best space odyssey anime since Yamato / Star Bazalers*.

*not the real name.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 07:59 PM (ykYG2)

23 The only movies with Asians in them most Americans want to see are those kung-fu types where the mouth is still moving but the words have already been said or vice-versa.

Fists of Fury, Five Fingers of Death, Enter the Dragon and Kentucky Fried Movie come to mind.

Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 07:59 PM (Z+IKu)

24 First Man is on HBO. Its too much of an art film, but has its moments

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 20, 2019 07:59 PM (EaqZE)

25 I'm kind of burned out on Chinese historical movies right now. They have too much of a sameness and start looking all alike.

Posted by: Texican ette at July 20, 2019 08:00 PM (++4Ew)

26 19 It was Ted's own idea to wear the neck brace
Posted by: Ignoramus at July 20, 2019 07:58 PM (EaqZE)

Fucking Beneke, dude.

Posted by: guy shocked to death over all the androgynes at July 20, 2019 08:00 PM (ym5eo)

27 The Jade Enchantress is all about outwitting the Chinese tax man, pillow books, Mongols, and of course jade.

The Devil Wives of Li Fong centers around humble Li Fong who gets blessed with two beautiful wives. who happen to be snake demons who want to fix their karma and become human. Alas there are unscrupulous monks who want to do away with the wives.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 08:01 PM (cH3lq)

28 TheQuietMan--

One of the first moves I reviewed on my blog back in 2007 was "In the Shadow of the Moon", a low-key documentary interviewing Buzz and the gang.

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2007/10/13/in-the-shadow-of-the-moon/

But I write the reviews typically weeks before they show up here so I'm not very topical.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:03 PM (CcUfv)

29 So: not easy to watch (despite the LOLz over the famous neck brace) but I recommend it to all.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 07:55 PM (ykYG2)

I suspect the part where even his own family and hangers on were disgusted is a Hollywood invention, but it should have been true. He had zero business setting foot in Washington, save for a public execution on account of his treason.

Posted by: trev006 at July 20, 2019 08:03 PM (o5jh5)

30 The only movies with Asians in them most Americans want to see are those kung-fu types where the mouth is still moving but the words have already been said or vice-versa.

Fists of Fury, Five Fingers of Death, Enter the Dragon and Kentucky Fried Movie come to mind.

Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy

I guess we should wait for the ONT to discuss the other Asian movies.

Posted by: Jean at July 20, 2019 08:05 PM (7eVo8)

31 Kung-fu Hustle, can't forget that. Or most of Jackie Chan's movies. Or can we?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 08:06 PM (cH3lq)

32 There were a lot of space movies on this week, caught Alien, and Aliens.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 08:06 PM (BbGew)

33 31 Kung-fu Hustle, can't forget that. Or most of Jackie Chan's movies. Or can we?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 08:06 PM (cH3lq)


I LOVE Kung-fu Hustle.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 08:07 PM (x8APX)

34 This week I picked up a few videodiscs (CEDs) that showed up at my local thrift store. One is a 1979 Italian/American movie called The Visitor that has a small part played by Neil Boortz, the radio guy. Haven't had a chance to watch the whole thing yet, but it opens up with a pretty good visual sequence with John Houston in a psychedelic dreamscape.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 08:07 PM (oVJmc)

35 I'm kind of burned out on Chinese historical movies right now. They have too much of a sameness and start looking all alike.


Well, they ARE Chinese.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 08:08 PM (oVJmc)

36 I saw "Bohemian Rhapsody" this past week and I must say I was impressed. Did it take liberties with what actually happened? I am 1000% sure it did but it was an entertaining movie and had moments which reminded me of my youth so that counted for a great deal.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 08:10 PM (/0HPZ)

37 I also saw Secret Of My Success again, for the first time since 1987.

As semi-satires of Reagan-era New York go, TSoMS is not the best. Gremlins 2 is the best. With honourable mentions to Weekend At Bernies and Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead.

But if you like watching Michael J Fox get pounced on by MILFs twice as tall as he is, which I'll admit that I did when I was thirteen years old, then go for it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 08:11 PM (ykYG2)

38 Sven is showing Village of the Giants.


Good chance to see a barely-clothed Joy Harmon (LOOOO-CIIILLLEEE!!!)

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 08:11 PM (oVJmc)

39 House of the Flying Daggers, Golden Flower and Bullet Proof Monk are my watch over and over movies.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:11 PM (BZzXD)

40 Oh well, back to Space 1999. Joan Collins was in the last one with a dress that barely covered her bum
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 07:57 PM (1ChV0)

There's something I haven't seen at all since I was nine and I couldn't help but think of what a strange show it was back then.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 08:11 PM (/0HPZ)

41 Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 08:10 PM (/0HPZ)

I liked it. No idea how accurate it was. I heard it had the full backing of the band however. Minus Freddy obviously.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 08:12 PM (dUJdY)

42
There's something I haven't seen at all since I was nine and I couldn't help but think of what a strange show it was back then.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 08:11 PM (/0HPZ)



I'm digging the bellbottomed jump suits and platform shoes in 1999.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:13 PM (1ChV0)

43 25 I'm kind of burned out on Chinese historical movies right now. They have too much of a sameness and start looking all alike.
Posted by: Texican ette at July 20, 2019 08:00 PM (++4Ew)

Two hours watching one you want to watch it again.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at July 20, 2019 08:13 PM (Vy7tf)

44 The Jade Enchantress is all about outwitting the Chinese tax man

Iron Monkey was good for this.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 08:13 PM (ykYG2)

45 Dang it, now can't remember the title of this one Chinese film kept meaning to watch and then getting distracted.

Got a princess who is disfigured. An evil nine-tail offers to swap faces and skins with her. And things get bad from there.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 08:13 PM (cH3lq)

46 Speaking of Asian movies - anybody see the Sunday silent two weeks ago on TCM? It was a Japanese horror movie from 1926 called "A Page of Madness". I'd never even heard of it.
It was brilliant. It actually reminded me of - and I can't believe I'm saying this - Napoleon and Man With A Movie Camera. Simple plot - an old man takes a job at an insane asylum to be near his wife, who's an inmate. But the photography and editing are unworldly. Distorted lenses, swish pans, canted frames, elaborate camera movements - it was unreal. I immediately watched it again the next day. Check out the imdb page for about 20 stills - you'll get an idea.

Posted by: Vertov at July 20, 2019 08:14 PM (fVQkv)

47 oh I wanma watch Shadow! is it streaming anywhere?

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 08:14 PM (dm05u)

48 All Chinese Historical Drama look alike?! IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING?!

Yeah, kinda true, the way Korean historical dramas tend to, and European ones, too.

American ones break down into categories (western, frontier, colonial, civil war, gilded age) which look different between them but tend to look the same in the same genre.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:14 PM (CcUfv)

49 Does no one watch Israeli made movies?

How about Ushpizin, The Band and The Lemon Tree.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:15 PM (BZzXD)

50 I've never watched a Chinese movie, so I dunno. I was so involved with the chess thread that I completely missed that Soyuz MS-13 has already docked with the ISS. That happened a couple of hours ago.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 08:15 PM (sdi6R)

51 There were a lot of space movies on this week, caught Alien, and Aliens.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 08:06 PM (BbGew)


A couple of local radio stations were playing space related songs or songs from 1969 as a tie in

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:15 PM (1ChV0)

52 I don't think I have seen a Chinese movie. I have seen Korean ones and have some on DVD in fact. I also have two of the works of Sergei Eisenstein: Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible Part I.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 08:17 PM (/0HPZ)

53 Watched "Roadhouse" on Netflix. I never saw it before. Lots of tits. I was thinking "That asshole would have been shot with an AR-15 ten years ago."

Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 08:17 PM (I5SAg)

54 Ben Had, does watching Divine Intervention once count in some odd weird way?

https://annapuna.blogspot.com/2008/04/palestinian-matrix-movie.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 08:17 PM (cH3lq)

55 Vmom--

I don't know if there's a legitimate place to watch Shadow yet. Since WB shuttered DramaFever there isn't really a good central place for Asian stuff.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:17 PM (CcUfv)

56 kind of burned out on Chinese historical movies right now. They have too much of a sameness and start looking all alike"

You be here fou hours! You go now!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 08:18 PM (6qErC)

57 Watching boxing on Fox. Gonna be a early night.

For the boxer in the black trunks.

Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 08:19 PM (I5SAg)

58 Ben Had--

We must not have met previously. There have been times when Israeli films made up, maybe 10-20% of my moviegoing.

The Boy and I will watch as many as we can during the L.A. Israeli Film Fest, but it's gotten so popular it's hard to get in any more.

Uzhpizin is one of my favorite films of all time, and I liked The Band. In fact, I was very close to making the review today of "The Other Story", which is great.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:19 PM (CcUfv)

59 heard it had the full backing of the band however

I've drawn the parallel between "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Control". "Rhapsody" got the band's perspective but didn't ask around much beyond that.

"Control" got the perspective of Ian Curtis' estranged wife. And the New Order boys didn't like it.

Because "Control" accused the rest of Joy Division as, mainly, a bunch of enablers who lied to Mrs Curtis which they, er, were. Although it did excuse the band as being a bunch of working-class kids, FAR over their heads with what Mr Curtis was going through.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 08:19 PM (ykYG2)

60 I'm watching one of the Hunger Games flicks. Stanley Tucci's phosphorescent chiclet teeth are amazing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:19 PM (kQs4Y)

61 Stephen Chow movies are always fun.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 08:20 PM (oVJmc)

62 Anna, I confess that I never seen this but I will see what I can do to rectify that.

The Stoning of SorayaM is still a classic for me.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:20 PM (BZzXD)

63 The ref stopped the bout and the guy in black trunks is pissed.

Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 08:20 PM (I5SAg)

64 Watched the end of The Dirty Dozen on TCM. I still expect Jim Brown to make it.

I learned that it and Inglorius Basterds were inspired by the real life Filthy Thirteen, a unit that parachuted behind lines during things like DDay to blow up shit

Led by a guy named McNiece who was part Chocktaw Indian

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 20, 2019 08:21 PM (KcAVx)

65 First Ben Had watch the clip in the link. You may want to not watch this movie afterwards... o.O;;;;

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 08:21 PM (cH3lq)

66 Alita is going to be in Redbox's in a few days. I didn't have a chance to see it in the theater.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 20, 2019 08:22 PM (DjIXP)

67 "Control" is a terrific little film.

"24 Hour party People" also had Joy Division with Ian Curtis portrayed by Sean Harris.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:23 PM (kQs4Y)

68 movieque, I am sorry if I stomped on your thread and I appreciate your kindness.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:23 PM (BZzXD)

69 As someone upthread said, I prefer samurai to kung fu.

It's not about fighting styles, Japanese have a certain aesthetic and so does Hong Kong.

Meanwhile I am just bouncing up and down waiting for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" to come out.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 08:23 PM (fuK7c)

70 couple of local radio stations were playing space related songs or songs from 1969 as a tie in

I suppose Co shu Nie's "Asphyxia" didn't make the playlist

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 08:23 PM (ykYG2)

71 Not Chinese, but Asian-Japanese. We watched "Ran" directed by Kurosawa, which the story of "King Lear" set in feudal Japan and with three sons instead of three daughters. It was very good.

Now son and his dad are watching something called Monsieur Varneux, or something like that which features Charlie Chaplin against type, cast as a serial murderer. I had never heard of it before. Martha Raye play one of his wives. She is funny.

My son likes off beat films, I will recommend this Chinese film to him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:23 PM (+0VWg)

72 We got a digital download code with a mini-Kubrick of Alita in the store. Still no urge to see it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 08:23 PM (cH3lq)

73 Bongino is on fire this week.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 08:24 PM (S7WbR)

74

Now son and his dad are watching something called Monsieur Varneux,



Monsieur Verdoux.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 08:25 PM (oVJmc)

75 I'm watching one of the Hunger Games flicks.


I saw the first one because children. All I remember is that the girl is being chased by a 40 foot tall CGI wolf that's about ten paces behind her and he never catches up.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 08:26 PM (fuK7c)

76 Alita is going to be in Redbox's in a few days. I didn't have a chance to see it in the theater.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 20, 2019 08:22 PM (DjIXP)

The girl who plays Alita is cute as a button. And oddly the big googly eyes thing worked well.

Posted by: Robert, doing the same thing over again expecting different results at July 20, 2019 08:26 PM (DgSC4)

77 Anna, dial up does not lend itself to video unless I want to wait 8/9 hours.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:27 PM (BZzXD)

78
The girl who plays Alita is cute as a button. And oddly the big googly eyes thing worked well.

Posted by: Robert, doing the same thing over again expecting different results at July 20, 2019 08:26 PM (DgSC4)


Marty Feldman:What's so odd about that?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:28 PM (1ChV0)

79 Alita is yuuge over on 4chan's /tv/ for some reason.
I did like it but I'd rate it 7/10. something to buy at the $8 level or less.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 08:28 PM (ykYG2)

80 Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 08:25 PM (oVJmc)

Yep; Sorry. Charlie does some of his famous facial expressions though. I haven't seen Chaplin in many talkies, if any, but I may be having a senior moment about them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:28 PM (+0VWg)

81 The Stoning of Soraya M. actually pissed me off. It's a good movie. The story is barbaric.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:29 PM (CcUfv)

82 We got a digital download code with a mini-Kubrick of Alita in the store. Still no urge to see it.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 08:23 PM (cH3lq

Ever watch the OVA? Basically the same thing with some extra stuff I'm assuming from the manga thrown in.

It's not bad. But then I'm a dirty old man that just likes watching cute girls.

Posted by: Robert, doing the same thing over again expecting different results at July 20, 2019 08:30 PM (DgSC4)

83 We watched "Ran" directed by Kurosawa, which the story of "King Lear" set in feudal Japan and with three sons instead of three daughters. It was very good.


It's not just Lear. It's Lear, but it's more. Specifically it's Die Niebelungen, a 1931-ish silent movie by Fritz Lang. It's four or six hours long, so it's a commitment, but if your son is a geek it will be worth the effort.

A lot of the plot is the same, a girl is forced to marry into an enemy household and plots to destroy it from within. And some of the scenes are shot for shot remakes.

I love Kurosawa and I hate that Leone stole from him, but his hands were not perfectly clean.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 08:30 PM (fuK7c)

84 boulder t'hobo, Do you have a pawnshop in your area that has DVD's. I get most of mine for a buck and they do a two for one trade in.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:30 PM (BZzXD)

85 Ok, so Ace.mu.nu now shows up on my phones Google news feed. Sweet, sure as shit better than CNN stories.

Posted by: Garbone at July 20, 2019 08:31 PM (F0Hqz)

86 How many of you are old enough to remember this night 50 years ago? I was only 6, but I will never forget it.

MAGA has such special meaning today.

Posted by: Quilp at July 20, 2019 08:31 PM (Bf3hj)

87 Went to check the Indycar race in Iowa but they were showing the IMSA race in Connecticut. I will assume it is raining in Newton, Iowa?

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2019 08:32 PM (Qt2ya)

88 movieque, No less than the stoning scene in "The Kite Runner"

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:33 PM (BZzXD)

89 Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 08:30 PM (fuK7c)

Thanks. I will tell him. The last silent film they watched was "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:34 PM (+0VWg)

90 87: some sporty weather around newton right now.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 08:35 PM (KP5rU)

91 86 How many of you are old enough to remember this night 50 years ago? I was only 6, but I will never forget it.

MAGA has such special meaning today.
Posted by: Quilp at July 20, 2019 08:31 PM (Bf3hj)

As much as I commemorate every July 20 for the great event 50 years ago tonight, I'm bent that we have not done a single moon landing in my lifetime.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 08:35 PM (/0HPZ)

92

In honor of the space walk I'd like to mention one of the greatest movies ever made that was set in space. Space Mutiny.


Slab Bulkhead!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:35 PM (1ChV0)

93 Re: the Newton Indycar race, yes, it's raining. I'm at the track, sitting in the car, waiting for the rain to stop, or for them to call it off.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 08:35 PM (wshbh)

94 The last silent film they watched was "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang.


The source of all set design for dystopic film since. Yes, Blade Runner, I'm looking at you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 08:36 PM (fuK7c)

95 first scene to feature Chaplin's voice
https://tinyurl.com/y3dfdoz3

Posted by: Vertov at July 20, 2019 08:36 PM (fVQkv)

96 chavez, are you safe and out of harm's way? I saw that you were without power.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:37 PM (BZzXD)

97 Ben Had --

Oh, no problem at all. Same with anyone who wants to discuss a movie topic. The post is just to start the conversation, if that.

Anna --

Every Palestinian movie I have seen has been virulently anti-Semitic. And that's just the ones that make it to Encino. Critics love 'em, tho'.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:38 PM (CcUfv)

98 Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 08:36 PM (fuK7c)

I didn't see all of it. I tend to wander in and out unless it's a movie I really want to see. Yes, it seemed creepy and dystopic since it's it part, the regimentation of workers and the evils of capitalism, or so it seemed..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:38 PM (+0VWg)

99 Slab Bulkhead!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:35 PM (1ChV0)
---

https://mst3k.fandom.com/wiki/The_Nine_Billion_Names_of_David_Ryder

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:38 PM (kQs4Y)

100 I'm bent that we have not done a single moon landing in my lifetime.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 08:35 PM (/0HPZ)

Three things I want in my lifetime.

1. Affordable trips to the moon.

2. Flying cars.

3. Genetically engineered and domesticated cat girls.

Posted by: Robert, doing the same thing over again expecting different results at July 20, 2019 08:39 PM (DgSC4)

101 ''movieque, No less than the stoning scene in "The Kite Runner"''

Try watching "Osama" which I think was the 1st movie to come out of Afghanistan after the Taliban fell. It's not about the Osama but about a young girl who disguises herself as a boy to find work during the Taliban's reign of terror. Oh it will make you madder than hell.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 08:40 PM (jm1YL)

102 Specifically it's Die Niebelungen, a 1931-ish silent movie by Fritz Lang.

Heh...I've got Sigfried and Kriemhild's Revenge on 8mm film.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 08:40 PM (oVJmc)

103 Nine years old fifty years ago. First time my parents let me stay up late. A mazing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 08:40 PM (fuK7c)

104 Genetically engineered and domesticated cat girls.
Posted by: Robert, doing the same thing over again expecting different results at July 20, 2019

I assume you mean "cat girls" as in "Batman"not as in the musical and now movie "Cats" which look really creepy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:41 PM (+0VWg)

105 Ben Had--

True. In fact, I compared "Kite Runner" to "Soraya":

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2009/07/15/everybody-must-get-stoned/

(Earlier review of "Kite"):

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2008/01/19/the-kite-runner/

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:42 PM (CcUfv)

106 If anyone is less looking for a good movie for the kids (and adults), I just discovered a grew anime from 1988 "My neighbor Totoro". Its brilliant, and my daughters new favorite.

Posted by: Bill Rebar at July 20, 2019 08:42 PM (Mq6Ea)

107
Bongino is on fire this week.
Posted by: logprof

======

Is he hopping mad, or is he promising that something big is coming soon? I stopped listening to him a while ago.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 20, 2019 08:42 PM (13CQC)

108 Anna Puma @ 54- Well, dang. That was different.

Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2019 08:43 PM (UUkQp)

109 Tuna, Thanks. I will find it.

Arranged is a movie that took a decided Muslim better than Jews slant.

I have to rewatch "Where Do We Go Now".

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:43 PM (BZzXD)

110 17 "kind of thought we might get a space movie..."

good news! i've thought up what i think might be a winning sci-fi movie. it's akin to those 60's classics like "when worlds collide" or "crack in the world":

the world's richest man (we'll call him zebo) has announced his plan to colonize the moon on a vast scale to utilize its resources for mankind and as a stepping stone to the stars. the world is enthralled with his vision and unites to develop his plan. except there's one problem - the costs of shipping the habitations to the moon would be prohibitive. enter our protagonist: a humanitarian architect who's designed housing units for the poor that are cheap, lightweight and durable (like geodesic domes), and they'll cut the costs to pennies on the dollar. he joins the great endeavor and supervises the construction of hundreds of his structures on the moon. but he gradually is blocked out until he's completely forbidden from his own designs. suspicious, he sneaks into the heavily guarded facilities to find... they contain gigantic rockets! thousands! shocked, our hero races back to earth to confront zebo. what is his secret plan? zebo explains he is going to turn on the rockets and push the moon out of its orbit, further and further from the earth until it flats away. this will cause the earth to wobble drastically, the environment will be in chaos until all life is destroyed! but why??? "because i can", zebo sneers.

the end

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 08:43 PM (Pg+x7)

111 I assume you mean "cat girls" as in "Batman"not as in the musical and now movie "Cats" which look really creepy.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:41 PM (+0VWg)

*Covers Anna's ears*

More like the Puma Sisters but without the rampaging criminality.

Posted by: Robert, doing the same thing over again expecting different results at July 20, 2019 08:44 PM (DgSC4)

112 91
86 How many of you are old enough to remember this night 50 years ago? I was only 6, but I will never forget it.

People who weren't born or old enough to have watched the space race on black and white tv maybe can't appreciate how big a thing it was at the time. I remember my dad pointing at the moon saying "There are American's walking around on that thing right now".

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 08:44 PM (K22Va)

113 Tuna--

I think I did see "Osama", and it did piss me off, but I don't see a review on my site. Oh! It was before I started it.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:44 PM (CcUfv)

114 movieque, Thanks, I will go back and reread that.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:45 PM (BZzXD)

115 The worst part of hanging out in the car during the rain delay here at Newton is that we're close to running out of beer . . .

Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 08:45 PM (wshbh)

116 Slab Bulkhead!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:35 PM (1ChV0)


Big McLargehuge.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 08:45 PM (o9nSg)

117 zebo explains he is going to turn on the rockets
and push the moon out of its orbit, further and further from the earth
until it flats away. this will cause the earth to wobble drastically,
the environment will be in chaos until all life is destroyed! but why???
"because i can", zebo sneers.



the end

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 08:43 PM (Pg+x7)


Space 1999: Push the moon out of its orbit and it just drifts away? Hmmm...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:46 PM (1ChV0)

118 ''Tuna, Thanks. I will find it.

Arranged is a movie that took a decided Muslim better than Jews slant.

I have to rewatch "Where Do We Go Now".

Our feminists ought to be made to watch it over and over. On second thought it probably wouldn't make a dent in their smug armor.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 08:46 PM (jm1YL)

119
The movie did poorly because it lacks Woke Muslim Tranny Feminists, duh!

Posted by: Mr. Obvious at July 20, 2019 08:48 PM (UFLLM)

120 106 If anyone is less looking for a good movie for the kids (and adults), I just discovered a grew anime from 1988 "My neighbor Totoro". Its brilliant, and my daughters new favorite.
Posted by: Bill Rebar at July 20, 2019 08:42 PM (Mq6Ea)

Kiki's Delivery Service.

You'll fucking love it.

Oh, do you like WWI aeroplanes?

Porco Rosso.

Same director.

Again, you'll fucking love it.

Posted by: Robert, doing the same thing over again expecting different results at July 20, 2019 08:49 PM (DgSC4)

121 Bill Rebar--

Studio Ghibli is generally good family fare. "Totoro", "Kiki's Delivery Service", "Ponyo", etc. A couple are more older children-oriented, like "Only Yesterday", "Whispers of the Heart", and maybe "Tales from Earthsea" (I haven't seen that one).

Every year there's a "Studio Ghibli Fest" which basically airs one of the movies every month in nationwide screenings, so it's a good family outing, too.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:49 PM (CcUfv)

122 "space 19 whosits whatsits"?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 08:51 PM (Pg+x7)

123 I like this Scherie Murray chick running against AOC

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 08:51 PM (S7WbR)

124 logprof, I do too.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:51 PM (BZzXD)

125 drat.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 08:52 PM (Pg+x7)

126 zebo explains he is going to turn on the rockets
and push the moon out of its orbit, further and further from the earth
until it flats away. this will cause the earth to wobble drastically,
the environment will be in chaos until all life is destroyed! but why???
"because i can", zebo sneers.



the end

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 08:43 PM (Pg+x7)


Space 1999: Push the moon out of its orbit and it just drifts away? Hmmm...
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:46 PM (1ChV0)

Well...the moon *is* moving further away. Wouldn't it be better to just accelerate its orbit instead of trying to push it away?

Posted by: Robert, doing the same thing over again expecting different results at July 20, 2019 08:53 PM (DgSC4)

127 Robert--

It's less fun, but Miyazaki's last film was "The Wind Rises", a kind of mash-up of two Japanese airplane engineers.

It's a weird feeling to be rooting for the guy(s) who made the Zero. But in Miyazaki's way, he's pointing out the tragedy of these guys who loved flight and airplanes, and the only way they had to express it was to build fighters.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:53 PM (CcUfv)

128 That was a really fun read.

Posted by: m at July 20, 2019 08:53 PM (awAkQ)

129 July 69, out of high school 2 years, in the Navy 1 year and the moon landing too. It was a good time.

Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2019 08:53 PM (UUkQp)

130 I like this Scherie Murray chick running against AOC

There seems to be some concern about her because she apparently had supported A O-C when she ran for the seat before, but maybe it's just that she now sees how bad she is when actually in office. There are about four other R's running-one is some Latino construction fellow, I believe..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:53 PM (+0VWg)

131 How many of you are old enough to remember this night 50 years ago? I was only 6, but I will never forget it.

Posted by: Quilp


I am not 29 enough to have done that.

"One Small Step," by Ayreon, is a song about being that kid. It's part of a two-disc sci-fi concept album about being the last man on Mars. I think I'll go listen to that, now.

Posted by: mikeski at July 20, 2019 08:54 PM (P1f+c)

132 I'm watching a young Elizabeth Hurley in an Inspector Morse series and boy there is no resemblance to her as she aged.

Time did a lot for Liz.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:54 PM (BZzXD)

133 I have no memory of watching the moon landing which was at 4:17pm, I thought the moon walk all these years was early morning but was at 9:5? PM. I remember my mother trying to wake me up to see it so maybe was in bed early.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 08:54 PM (BbGew)

134 96; ben safe. no damage to our place. still without power. 100,000 without power here. major storm. craziest one i've seen in awhile. thanks for asking.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 08:54 PM (KP5rU)

135 Studio Ghibli is generally good family fare. "Totoro", "Kiki's Delivery Service", "Ponyo", etc. A couple are more older children-oriented, like "Only Yesterday", "Whispers of the Heart", and maybe "Tales from Earthsea" (I haven't seen that one).

Every year there's a "Studio Ghibli Fest" which basically airs one of the movies every month in nationwide screenings, so it's a good family outing, too.
Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 08:49 PM (CcUfv)

Almost forgot La Blue Girl and Urotsukidoji.

Posted by: Robert, delightful scamp at July 20, 2019 08:55 PM (DgSC4)

136 123 Scherie Murray is a smarter Trojan horse. There are twitters out there of hers that's she's congratulating AOC. she's not any type of republican/conservative.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at July 20, 2019 08:55 PM (a4qVe)

137 "space 19 whosits whatsits"?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 08:51 PM (Pg+x7)



A TV show from the 1970s. There is an explosion on the dark side of the moon where they've been storing nuclear waste the blast acts like a giant propulsion and sends the moon out of earth's orbit and hurling through space. The people trapped on Moonbase Alpha try to survive on the moon.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:55 PM (1ChV0)

138 124 logprof, I do too.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 08:51 PM (BZzXD)

--If nothing else, she's inoculated against the Race Card. And the Immigrant Card.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 08:56 PM (S7WbR)

139 It's a weird feeling to be rooting for the guy(s) who made the Zero. But in Miyazaki's way, he's pointing out the tragedy of these guys who loved flight and airplanes, and the only way they had to express it was to build fighters.


Very much this, but it was still an odd movie. It was a straight biography, this happened and then that happened and then that. I didn't really get a point from it.

Still fun spending time inside Miyazaki's head.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 08:56 PM (fuK7c)

140 Ayreon
Posted by: mikeski at July 20, 2019 08:54 PM (P1f+c)

BRO!

*High five*

Posted by: Robert, delightful scamp at July 20, 2019 08:56 PM (DgSC4)

141 I support anyone who will make trouble for AOC.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 08:57 PM (oVJmc)

142 Slab Bulkhead!
Posted by: TheQuietMan

Big McLargeHuge!

Posted by: Blutarski at July 20, 2019 08:57 PM (+Tibp)

143

Are there no classic space exploration movies TCM could have put on this weekend? I know they have rights to The Day the Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet fer cryin out loud...

instead we get Sleepless in Seattle and Sand in My Vagina Diaries... props for Dirty Dozen, but still...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at July 20, 2019 08:58 PM (UFLLM)

144 There seems to be some concern about her because she apparently had supported A O-C when she ran for the seat before, but maybe it's just that she now sees how bad she is when actually in office.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:53 PM (+0VWg)


I rate that hypothesis as: "Sure ... now, pull the other leg.".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 08:58 PM (6fsOH)

145 I was 9 too. Dad was in Nam. Mom and I watched, it was like 4:00 in the morning EST as I recall.

Posted by: freaked at July 20, 2019 08:58 PM (UdKB7)

146 I dropped off this thread to talk with parents.

We do have a pawn shop in Longmont but usually I go for the 2nd And Charles in Broomfield-or-is-it-Superior, across the 36.

The pawn shop in Longmont sells DVDs that are sometimes too scratched even to watch.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 08:59 PM (ykYG2)

147 Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 08:54 PM (KP5rU)

I hope that you and the others get your power back before too long.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:59 PM (+0VWg)

148 Is that a young Beau Bridges on Svengoolie?

Posted by: Blutarski at July 20, 2019 08:59 PM (+Tibp)

149 I know they have rights to The Day the Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet fer cryin out loud...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at July 20, 2019 08:58 PM (UFLLM)


The Day the Earth Stood Still is a movie that you can only watch once per lifetime.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 08:59 PM (6fsOH)

150 Everyone's Gone to the Moon.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 09:00 PM (Z+IKu)

151

We bought our first TV set to watch the moon mission. My parents were wankers, but did want me to have an education and appreciation for the universe.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at July 20, 2019 09:01 PM (UFLLM)

152 (space 1999. martin landau & barbara bain in a "realistic" sci-fi series. it wasn't bad.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 09:01 PM (Pg+x7)

153 Any Kung Foo Fucking?Too many sharp parasols........

Posted by: saf at July 20, 2019 09:01 PM (5IHGB)

154 logprof, she would take a leg out of the Squats.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 09:01 PM (BZzXD)

155 Very much this, but it was still an odd movie. It was a straight biography, this happened and then that happened and then that. I didn't really get a point from it.

Still fun spending time inside Miyazaki's head.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 08:56 PM (fuK7c)

Miyazaki took the historical figure and some of the surrounding events and created a fiction around it. Miyazaki has a real fascination with flight and I think he inserted himself into the role somewhat. "If i were an airplane designer I wouldn't want to build it for war!"

Posted by: Robert, delightful scamp at July 20, 2019 09:02 PM (DgSC4)

156 Also on Sven is a young Opie Cunningham. He has hair, is marginally more likable than his current self, but still has no soul.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 20, 2019 09:03 PM (+Tibp)

157 town about six miles from here really got smoked. looks like a war zone. we got lucky here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 09:03 PM (KP5rU)

158 If anyone is less looking for a good movie for the kids (and adults), I just discovered a grew anime from 1988 "My neighbor Totoro". Its brilliant, and my daughters new favorite.

Posted by: Bill Rebar at July 20, 2019 08:42 PM (Mq6Ea)


I was in Japan in '88 when Totoro was coming out.

The commercial was brilliant and like no0thing you'd ever see in America.

The commercial was simply the scene where Totoro is waiting for the Cat Bus in the rain with the girl.

They're just standing in the light rain under umbrellas for about 30 seconds, when suddenly-

Totoro jumps up a bit and lands with a thud that shakes the trees and causes the water held on the leaves to fall in a deluge.

Totoro smiles.

The title screen. And a voice announcing "Totoro".

End of commercial.

I was hooked.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:03 PM (2EMYr)

159 Chavez - You running on generator, or UPS?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 09:03 PM (xSo9G)

160
I've seen The Day the Earth Stood Still several times.

Gort carrying off Patricia Neal and her breastesses gives me space wood...

Posted by: Ken Shabby at July 20, 2019 09:05 PM (UFLLM)

161 One thing I really like about Miyazaki is that he's willing to use silence or quiet in his movies.

In everyone one of his Movies there'll be a major scene, sometimes an action scene, played in near silence.

Kiki's Delivery Service has an especially nice near silent action scene with just the sound of the wind.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:06 PM (2EMYr)

162 Rain has stopped at the Iowa Speedway and they're starting to dry the track. We may see a race afterall!

Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 09:07 PM (wshbh)

163 159: ipad, charged off of a jump battery i bought at costco. candles and flashlights. all gas stations around here shut down no power. no gas for generator until tomorrow. most roads around here are closed. just main highways open.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 09:07 PM (KP5rU)

164 133 I have no memory of watching the moon landing which was at 4:17pm, I thought the moon walk all these years was early morning but was at 9:5? PM. I remember my mother trying to wake me up to see it so maybe was in bed early.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 08:54 PM (BbGew)


Yes, the landing was in the afternoon and there was no live video, but the audio was on both TV and radio.

One thing that has improved since then is that now we have live rocketcams: inexpensive disposable video cameras mounted on the rocket that can provide live views of launches. A lunar module today would certainly carry one to show the approach and descent.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 09:07 PM (sdi6R)

165 If you happen to be living in Albany in 2008, you can have your own Catbus. $2900.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yymgywna

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 09:08 PM (t+qrx)

166 How many of you are old enough to remember this night 50 years ago? I was only 6, but I will never forget it.

Posted by: Quilp

I was 3. so, no. But I do remember the later ones, especially 17.

It was years later that I learned my dear departed grandpa was an engineer/machinist for Apollo 1 thru 13, contracted out from Boeing. His area was the heat shields.

I watched Apollo 13 with him and my dad (so many years ago), and Grandpa said, "the young fella playing Mr. Krantz is very good, but Mr. Krantz never cussed."

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 09:09 PM (aurSP)

167 Rain has stopped at the Iowa Speedway and they're starting to dry the track. We may see a race afterall!
Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 09:07 PM

Put on semi wets and go racing

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 09:09 PM (BbGew)

168 hi Fenelon!

I'm attending a (belated) memorial for my grandparents in a few weeks. They're having me recite kaddish (which I knew I'd be doing when I heard about it). I've been trying to get information on whether I'd be speaking it, singing it; or in English or Aramaic. Because Aramaic ain't exactly my first language and, if it IS Aramaic, I'd have to rehearse.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:10 PM (ykYG2)

169
CtH glad you are Ok, and as I recall the others were too? I was sitting in Papeete airport trying to follow the live action. Tornadoes are scary.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at July 20, 2019 09:10 PM (UFLLM)

170 The weather is funky as hell. Woke up this morning to another scorcher, but by 2pm the temps had dropped 15 degrees and the humidity skyrocketed.

It's now a misty rain with soaker clouds overhead. Reminds me of Alaska, or 1993 in Montana, when the jet stream split.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 09:12 PM (aurSP)

171 Smithsonian channel is showing a documentary on moon landing

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 09:12 PM (BbGew)

172 167 Rain has stopped at the Iowa Speedway and they're starting to dry the track. We may see a race afterall! 
Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 09:07 PM 

Put on semi wets and go racing

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 09:09 PM (BbGew)

Good idea, but I don't think they do that on ovals.


Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 09:12 PM (wshbh)

173 My dad was talking the Apollo missions, and how awesome it was that the Americans got all their astronauts BACK HOME.

I mooted that Apollo 13 was the high point - because it 'failed'. They learnt so much about how their own spacecraft worked (or didn't work) that the 14-17 missions got a lot more bang for the buck. To the point of running around on the lunar surface with the rovers.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:13 PM (ykYG2)

174 Also appearing on Sven is the kid from the Rifleman. They make him wear a cowboy hat. This movie is awful.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 20, 2019 09:14 PM (+Tibp)

175 Also appearing on Sven is the kid from the Rifleman. They make him wear a cowboy hat. This movie is awful.
Posted by: Blutarski at July 20, 2019 09:14 PM (+Tibp)

Hey. You're watching Village of the Giants!

You need to see MST 3ks sendup of this one. It's classic.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 09:15 PM (aurSP)

176 Thought thats the point why Sven is showing it

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 09:15 PM (BbGew)

177 Currently, I'm watching the Takashi Miike movie-

"TerraFormars"

It's an anime based live action movie about Japanese astronauts send to destroy highly evolved cockroach humanoids using INSECT POWERS!!!!!1111!!!.

Typical Miike in that it's both crazy violent and well...crazy.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:15 PM (2EMYr)

178 the battery back up on my modem is about to crash. maybe use my phone or say adios. third world problem, i guess. at least the storms are over.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 09:16 PM (KP5rU)

179 Stay safe CtH, will be praying!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at July 20, 2019 09:17 PM (a4qVe)

180 173
I mooted that Apollo 13 was the high point - because it 'failed'. They learnt so much about how their own spacecraft worked (or didn't work) that the 14-17 missions got a lot more bang for the buck. To the point of running around on the lunar surface with the rovers.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:13 PM (ykYG2)


Yeah, but I think Apollo 13 scared the hell out of the politicians and probably the NASA managers as well. They knew that it was only a matter of time before they lost a crew and it probably contributed to the cancellation of the Apollo program.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 09:17 PM (sdi6R)

181 Those stupid Americans, losing the space shuttle. Soviet scientists are best scientists. Energy production up 23% near Kiev!

Posted by: the Soviet Politburo, February 1986 at July 20, 2019 09:19 PM (ykYG2)

182 "You're watching Village of the Giants! "

Is that the one with the giant fake Jeff Bridges legs?

Posted by: freaked at July 20, 2019 09:20 PM (UdKB7)

183 Holy buckets! The sheriff in the Sven movie is Joe Turkel! Played the ghost bartender in Shining. Played the creator of the skin jobs in Blade Runner. Was also in Paths of Glory. Jiminy.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 20, 2019 09:20 PM (+Tibp)

184 Has anyone seen Midsommar?

I'm curious but the same director also did last year's Hereditary which was boring as fuck and derivative, although it had a couple of moments of inspiration.

The director strikes me as in if those filmmakers whose only source of inspiration and artistic reference is other films.

Posted by: Robert, delightful scamp at July 20, 2019 09:21 PM (DgSC4)

185 Yeah, but I think Apollo 13 scared the hell out of the politicians and probably the NASA managers as well. They knew that it was only a matter of time before they lost a crew and it probably contributed to the cancellation of the Apollo program.

That's the wrong way around of looking about this. Apollo killed 3, Columbia and Challenger killed 7. The harsh climate of Mars will probably kill a high number.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 09:22 PM (LxTcq)

186 You need to see MST 3ks sendup of this one. It's classic.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

Sir, I am in your debt. I didn't know it got the MST3K treatment.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 20, 2019 09:22 PM (+Tibp)

187 "Midsommar"

Wicker Man in Swedish but without Nicolas Cage. Pretty stupid. Amusing orgy scene.

I rate it three wieners out of five.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:22 PM (ykYG2)

188 I sometimes get Miike mixed up with "Grudge"-director Takashi Shimizu, because I thought Miike directed "Rinne" (Reincarnation) which I really liked.

Apparently Shimizu directed a live action KIKI!!! =8-0

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 09:22 PM (CcUfv)

189 One of the best movies about the Apollo mission is:

For All Mankind

It's a mashup of all the Apollo missions, each one taking over at the point at which it pushed further than the mission before, but done seamlessly.

NASA contracted Eno to do the score. Awesome.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 09:23 PM (6fsOH)

190 "You're watching Village of the Giants! "


There are no villages, except-

"The Village of the Damned"


Am I the only one that liked Carpenter's remake?

In some ways it was better than the Limey original.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:23 PM (2EMYr)

191 33 31 Kung-fu Hustle, can't forget that. Or most of Jackie Chan's movies. Or can we?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 08:06 PM (cH3lq)


I LOVE Kung-fu Hustle.

Posted by: Insomniac


the land lady in kung fu hustle is one of the two catholic school girls from 007 the man with the golden gun. in the scene with the karate studio where the master wants to teach bond a lesson, he escapes and the local secret agent with his two school girls rescue hom. the girl with the short curly hair is the land lady in kung fu hustle.

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at July 20, 2019 09:23 PM (VcFUs)

192 Beau Bridges I mean. That is one dumb movie. They blew the special effects budget on those ugly ass giant legs.

Posted by: freaked at July 20, 2019 09:24 PM (UdKB7)

193 185
That's the wrong way around of looking about this. Apollo killed 3, Columbia and Challenger killed 7. The harsh climate of Mars will probably kill a high number.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 09:22 PM (LxTcq)


You're absolutely right. Somebody ought to write a book about it.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6lmqmox

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 09:24 PM (sdi6R)

194 The earlier missions like Mercury were exciting as hell to me. Crammed into that little capsule not sure if they would burn up re-entering. There would be radio silence as the Navy waited to pick them up. Then all of a sudden the capsule chutes would open and it would splash down. Navy frogmen would chase it down and jump in to inflate a flotation ring around it. One time almost drowned the astronauts. Very exciting to this kid.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 09:25 PM (K22Va)

195 willowed:

349 295 I have no recollection of watching the first moon landing, certainly was old enough but no idea what I was doing.
Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 07:12 PM

I remember it vividly - I was 10 years old (giving away my age) and it was just about dusk in Arizona, my younger brother and sister were out playing in the yard. I remember going out and yelling at them to quit screwing around and GET IN HERE AND WATCH THIS because THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! My parents were amused that I was so dogmatic.

50 years ago, I already had no doubt whatsoever that this was going to be the most Historic and Important thing I was ever going to witness in my life, no matter how long I lived.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:25 PM (V2Yro)

196 That's the wrong way around of looking about this. Apollo killed 3, Columbia and Challenger killed 7. The harsh climate of Mars will probably kill a high number.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 09:22 PM (LxTcq)


The public has no problem accepting the obvious fact that exploration requires risk and often ends in death. It's only the politicians who can't deal with this. Of course, these same politicians can't fight a war the right way or deal with actual traitors correctly, either.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 09:26 PM (6fsOH)

197 I appreciate Japanese cinema, but have grown to like Korean more. I understand Korean motives better than Japanese.

Also, the Koreans HATE the Japanese, while the Japanese hate everyone else.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 20, 2019 09:27 PM (+Tibp)

198 naturalfake--

I liked the JC version of "Village of the Damned". But he's really more of a western director than a horror director, and I feel like that helps for 90% of the movie, except the end.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 09:27 PM (CcUfv)

199 Watched "Eat Local" free on prime last night. A vampire horror comedy. I was hoping it was going to be somewhat like "What We Do in the Shadows," but nah.

I found it boring and I was rooting for the vampires to die.

Posted by: Gem at July 20, 2019 09:27 PM (XoAz8)

200 178
the battery back up on my modem is about to crash. maybe use my phone or
say adios. third world problem, i guess. at least the storms are over.

Do you have a USB port in your car?

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 09:28 PM (K22Va)

201 I sometimes get Miike mixed up with "Grudge"-director Takashi Shimizu, because I thought Miike directed "Rinne" (Reincarnation) which I really liked.

Apparently Shimizu directed a live action KIKI!!! =8-0
Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 09:22 PM (CcUfv)


I'll have to keep on the lookout for "RINNE".

I thought "The Grudge" was a very well done horror movie.


Miike did "Audition" among many others movies.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:29 PM (2EMYr)

202 My two favorite Kung Fu movies are Kung Fu Hustle and Ninja Assassin. Two totally different style of Kung Fu movie.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 09:30 PM (2DOZq)

203 . . . and now it's drizzling again at the Iowa Speedway. Crap.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 09:31 PM (wshbh)

204 Is Ringu better than The Ring? I liked The Ring.

Conversely I've not seen "Let Me In" but I did like "Lat den ratte komma in". Is the English version any good?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:32 PM (ykYG2)

205 One time almost drowned the astronauts.


Gus Grissom. Scuttlebutt is that he panicked and blew his hatch too soon. It did sink his capsule. He lived, for a while.

They named the next capsule the Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 09:32 PM (fuK7c)

206 200: nope. everything but that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 09:32 PM (KP5rU)

207 I watched a documentary on high altitude ballooning which definitely helped with the space missions.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 09:33 PM (2DOZq)

208 Thanks for the movie suggestion, will look up 'Shadow'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at July 20, 2019 09:33 PM (xJa6I)

209 the Koreans HATE the Japanese

I do see their point. The US helped them rebuild, ensured general Korean literacy, and so the Koreans as a people were able to learn their own history. Which the Japanese ...

... well, they'd not been QUITE so magnanimous when they were protecting their 'little brothers'.

So when the Koreans learnt exactly what had almost been permanently taken from them, I could see how they'd feel betrayed.

[And then there were all the 1930s-40s rapes of course.]

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:36 PM (ykYG2)

210 Conversely I've not seen "Let Me In" but I did like "Lat den ratte komma in". Is the English version any good?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:32 PM (ykYG2)

I liked Let Me In better than the Swedish? version.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 09:37 PM (2DOZq)

211 Zigeunerweisen

https://youtu.be/qsB-A04vfAo

Kung Fu Hustle chase at 6:48

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 09:37 PM (LxTcq)

212 because the sort of super-heroic character implicit in the flying hero would've undermined the need for a solid battle strategy.
-----------------------

I've been watching a Chinese series on Netflix that has an interesting take on the hero-type of character. It's called "King's War", and it's about the fall of the Qin Dynasty and the establishment of the Han Dynasty. The primary contrast in the series is between two different leads. On the one hand, you've got Xiang Yu, who is the heroic-type who leads from the front and almost single-handedly turns back enemy armies (played by Peter Ho, who also played the very similar - albeit less successful - Lu Bu in "Three Kingdoms"). Heroic in this instance doesn't necessarily mean he's a nice guy. But he's a valiant warrior who's very, very good at fighting battles.

His counter-part is Liu Bang, whose surname you might recognize if you're familiar with the Three Kingdoms era (there's a rather obvious reason for that...). He's not a coward. But he's also not the absolute combat monster that Xiang Yu is. And part of the dynamic of the series is watching the development of the two characters. On the one hand, you have the heroic and headstrong Xiang Yu, whom everyone expects great things from. On the other hand, you have the more unassuming Liu Bang. Yes, he started out as a farmer. But he's loyal to his friends. And between this loyalty and his not so obvious intelligence, leadership, and eye for talent, he ends up being repeatedly underestimated by those who aren't personally close to him.

At one point, the campaign has ended, and a respected veteran leaves gets his discharge from Xiang Yu's army. He promptly joins Liu Bang's army because, as he puts it, Xiang Yu is the hero, and he doesn't need anyone else. That's not the case with Liu Bang.


Incidentally, one of the scenes (which is based off of an historical incident) has Liu Bang escorting some prisoners to a Qin work camp for a manual labor assignment. A few of the prisoners escape on the way. And since the punishment for escaping prisoners is the execution of *everyone* in the party...

Posted by: junior at July 20, 2019 09:37 PM (Fp6vo)

213 I remember collecting all of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo mission badges. When I was young, I knew the names of every mission.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:38 PM (V2Yro)

214 The Koreans take their revenge in Japan by owning all the Pachinko betting parlors.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 09:38 PM (2DOZq)

215 well, that looks like a hot mess.

Posted by: Keto not Beto at July 20, 2019 09:39 PM (JziUy)

216 Gus Grissom. Scuttlebutt is that he panicked and blew his hatch too soon. It did sink his capsule. He lived, for a while.

Tough way to go. Those guys were badasses.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 09:40 PM (K22Va)

217
Conversely I've not seen "Let Me In" but I did like "Lat den ratte komma in". Is the English version any good?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:32 PM (ykYG2)

read the book
watch the film
watched the Hollywood remake

they are all good

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 09:42 PM (dm05u)

218 Japanese manga and anime is sold to a foreign market, so although there be an element of Japanese patriotism, the writers tend not to piss off the rest of the world too much.

I've noticed the supporting characters tend to the multiracial, at least in terms of hapa Japanese-European mixes. As long ago as Space Battleship Yamato [Star Bl00zrs] this was the case.

A lot of manga is full-on European : Attack On Titan, Tanya The Evil etc. Especially the 'isekai' genre. The Japanese do like their blondes. . .

One exception is "Gate: Where The JSDF Fought". That was overtly nationalistic.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:43 PM (ykYG2)

219 Is Ringu better than The Ring? I liked The Ring.

Conversely I've not seen "Let Me In" but I did like "Lat den ratte komma in". Is the English version any good?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:32 PM (ykYG2)


I think "Ringu" is much better than "The Ring".

Admittedly, I saw "Ringu" first not knowing anything about it.

And, man, did the big reveal scene creep me out.

In "The Ring" they keep cutting back and forth between the big reveal and some other stuff, like an action movie. That undercuts the horror.

The American version of ""Lat den ratte komma in" is okay.

It's problem is that the screen writer and director don't seem to understand the story.

The original is subtle but makes it clear by the end that the girl is simply looking for another minion to replace her old one.

And that the boy has become her slave.

In the American version, They're off for Wacky Vampire Adventures!!!

It's not a story of liberation but enslavement.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:44 PM (2EMYr)

220 "Yeah, but I think Apollo 13 scared the hell out of the politicians and
probably the NASA managers as well. They knew that it was only a matter
of time before they lost a crew and it probably contributed to the
cancellation of the Apollo program."
The politicians were only interested in beating the Soviets and demonstrating the power of American government. The Apollo program was being wound down even before Armstrong set foot on the moon.

https://tinyurl.com/y5gkyzja

Posted by: Blast Hardcheese at July 20, 2019 09:45 PM (U1ZWs)

221 That Grissom, always splashing and playing in the water.

https://stoatnet.org/a1pool.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 09:46 PM (t+qrx)

222 There's never been anyone braver than Apollo astronauts.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 09:46 PM (LxTcq)

223 naturalflake @ 219- If that little boy ever goes to sleep around her he'll quickly find out what kind of friends the are.

Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2019 09:47 PM (UUkQp)

224 I watched a documentary on high altitude ballooning which definitely helped with the space missions.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 09:33 PM (2DOZq)


Was it the ESPN 30-for-30 about Nick Piantanida (Angry Sky)? That was a good show. Very interesting guy. A one-man space program.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 09:47 PM (6fsOH)

225 There's never been anyone braver than Apollo astronauts

Those three lads who went under Chernobyl to turn the water off might want a word with you.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:48 PM (ykYG2)

226 Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:44 PM (2EMYr)

also, iirc the Hollywood version doesn't make clear the little girl is not a girl

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 09:48 PM (dm05u)

227 In the movie Commando Cody and Radar Men from the Moon, Commando Cody goes to the moon to see what the Radar Men are up to.

He's the first guy to ever go to the moon, so this is a big whoop, right?

When he returns, he is met by.......2 cops in a squad car !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 09:49 PM (arJlL)

228 In the American version, They're off for Wacky Vampire Adventures!!!

It's not a story of liberation but enslavement.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:44 PM (2EMYr)

That's not the vibe I got at all.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 09:49 PM (2DOZq)

229
There's never been anyone braver than Apollo astronauts

....

Those three lads who went under Chernobyl to turn the water off might want a word with you.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo



Garrett Smith as the Three Mile Island maid-janitor would like a word with you.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 09:49 PM (qe9rM)

230 207 I watched a documentary on high altitude ballooning which definitely helped with the space missions.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 09:33 PM (2DOZq)


This is a very good book about those 1950s and 60s balloon programs.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yyvsszey

Yes, they certainly did influence the design of space suits and pressure vessels. They also more or less invented the concept of "Mission Control" on the ground directing the flight. Before that, aviators were more like solo adventurers doing whatever they wanted.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 09:49 PM (sdi6R)

231 boulder t'hobo--

I've heard that the American "Let The Right One In" is okay but not as good as the original.

I think the first movie review I posted here this year was about the patriotic Korean underground movement to save the language. I recommend it.

Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2019/03/09/mal-mo-e-the-secret-mission/

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 09:50 PM (CcUfv)

232 There's never been anyone braver than Apollo astronauts.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 09:46 PM (LxTcq)


Your average pioneer family who went west was just as brave. And they didn't get any fame or glory, either.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 09:51 PM (6fsOH)

233 There's never been anyone braver than Apollo astronauts

....

Those three lads who went under Chernobyl to turn the water off might want a word with you.



Pffff.

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell's Gynocologist at July 20, 2019 09:51 PM (oVJmc)

234 I interpreted the Swede version that, indeed, the vampire had got him/her self a new host to parasite off of.

I'll have to watch the Hollywood version at some point, because, like I said, I haven't yet.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:52 PM (ykYG2)

235 @209 I do see their point. The US helped them rebuild, ensured general Korean literacy, and so the Koreans as a people were able to learn their own history. Which the Japanese ...

... well, they'd not been QUITE so magnanimous when they were protecting their 'little brothers'.

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There's a Korean series on Netflix that is illuminating on this account. It's called "Mr. Sunshine", and it's primarily set in Korea during the first decade of the 20th Century. The male lead was a boy who was born as a slave in Korea, escaped to the US, joined the Marines (and fought in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War), and has now returned to Korea as a captain on assignment with the US legation. The rising power of Japan in Korea is one of the constant themes of the show, with increasing levels of brutality and contempt toward the native Korean population as time goes on in the series. If you don't know why Koreans dislike the Japanese, you will after watching this series.

One interesting thing about the series is that even though it's a Korean show set in Korea, everyone speaks in the appropriate language. So if two Korean-speakers are talking, they speak in Korean. If two Americans are speaking, the spoken dialog is in English. If a Japanese character is speaking with another Asian character, they speak in Japanese. There's even a French character who has a few lines here and there in French.

The version of the show on American Netflix has English sub-titles where appropriate.

Posted by: junior at July 20, 2019 09:52 PM (Fp6vo)

236

Garrett Smith as the Three Mile Island maid-janitor would like a word with you.



Garrett Morris?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 09:53 PM (oVJmc)

237 I read a review of Chernobyl that claimed that the three guys that went to shut the water off (or on, I don't remember which) was totally made up. Never happened. Bummed me out.

Also, it claimed the Bridge of Death was baloney.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 20, 2019 09:54 PM (+Tibp)

238
Garrett Morris?


Senile.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 09:54 PM (qe9rM)

239 Was it the ESPN 30-for-30 about Nick Piantanida (Angry Sky)? That was a good show. Very interesting guy. A one-man space program.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 09:47 PM (6fsOH)

No not that one. I think the doc was called Spacemen .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 09:54 PM (2DOZq)

240 the Bridge Of Death was bullshit but I think those three guys were real, or real-enough.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:55 PM (ykYG2)

241 >>>
Your average pioneer family who went west was just as brave. And they didn't get any fame or glory, either.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 09:51 PM (6fsOH)
---

They got a nation.

Posted by: Peking Loe at July 20, 2019 09:55 PM (c8xLq)

242 anyway, Vlad Pooty Poot says he is going to finance a new Chernobyl movie that will totally tell the real story.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:56 PM (ykYG2)

243 Garrett Morris?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 09:53 PM (oVJmc)

When SNL was funny. Garret Morris on the news segment asked the question of the Rolling Stone's "Some Girls" and the black women who like to hump all night.....

Where is these women at?......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 09:56 PM (Z+IKu)

244 @218 Japanese manga and anime is sold to a foreign market, so although there be an element of Japanese patriotism, the writers tend not to piss off the rest of the world too much.

---------------------

Depends to an extent on the writer. For instance, I strongly suspect that Shirow Masamune (Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, etc...) doesn't like the US all that much. American appearances in the manga tend to be unflattering at best (particularly in Appleseed). And in the Ghost in the Shell manga, the sole Soviet appearance was fairly friendly.

Posted by: junior at July 20, 2019 09:56 PM (Fp6vo)

245 Was it the ESPN 30-for-30 about Nick Piantanida (Angry Sky)? That was a good show. Very interesting guy. A one-man space program.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 09:47 PM (6fsOH)

ESPN 300 for 30

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 09:57 PM (/0HPZ)

246 Hairyback--

The great setup for that bit was that it looked like it was going to be a rant about racism.

But the =funny= was way more important than the =woke= back then.

Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 09:57 PM (CcUfv)

247 I never did like that Tang crap or sputnik candy with the little beads in it.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 09:57 PM (K22Va)

248 there's a Hollywood vampire movie, with a different premise and plot,that nonetheless reminded me of " Lat den ratte komma in"
Byzantium with Saoirse Ronan & Gemma Aterton
I think it was the sense of the unending bleakness of a vampire 's unlife

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 09:58 PM (dm05u)

249 I never did like that Tang crap or sputnik candy with the little beads in it.

Did the beads come out in yer poop ?

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 09:58 PM (arJlL)

250 never did like that Tang crap

Well screw you.

Posted by: empress wu at July 20, 2019 09:58 PM (ykYG2)

251 Remember SPACE FOOD STICKS?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 09:59 PM (oVJmc)

252 @250 never did like that Tang crap

Well screw you.
Posted by: empress wu at July 20, 2019 09:58 PM (ykYG2)

-------------------

You apparently didn't like the Tang, either, since you changed the dynasty name to Jin when you took the throne...

Posted by: junior at July 20, 2019 09:59 PM (Fp6vo)

253 I think it was the sense of the unending bleakness of a vampire 's unlife

"Ho-hum, another day, another neck"

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 09:59 PM (arJlL)

254 Did the beads come out in yer poop ?

Forgot to look.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 09:59 PM (K22Va)

255 anyway, Vlad Pooty Poot says he is going to finance a new Chernobyl movie that will totally tell the real story.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 09:56 PM (ykYG2)


Chernobyl Diaries was a fun movie. I liked the tour guide ... while he lasted.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 10:00 PM (6fsOH)

256 never did like that Tang crap or sputnik candy with the little beads in it.
Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 09:57 PM (K22Va)

Heh. Right now Tang is my crack drink. The liquid Tang Orange-pineapple flavor. That's all I drink.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:00 PM (2DOZq)

257 Ovaltine > Tang

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 10:00 PM (dm05u)

258 >>>Did the beads come out in yer poop ?

Forgot to look.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 09:59 PM (K22Va)


Ghandi never forgot.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (6fsOH)

259 Up too late so it's hasta huevos mis amigos.

Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (UUkQp)

260 In the American version, They're off for Wacky Vampire Adventures!!!

I don't know how you reached that conclusion. The ending was disturbing and sad because it was clear he was now trapped into serving the vampire, just as his predecessor had.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 10:02 PM (NWiLs)

261 Ovaltine > Tang

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 10:00 PM (dm05u)


Bzzzt!

Ovaltine was something you fed birds you didn't like.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 10:02 PM (6fsOH)

262 Then along came Barky, eclipsing every single thing ever.

Posted by: klaftern at July 20, 2019 10:05 PM (RuIsu)

263 The great setup for that bit was that it looked like it was going to be a rant about racism.
But the =funny= was way more important than the =woke= back then.
Posted by: moviegique at July 20, 2019 09:57 PM (CcUfv)

Exactly right! Garrett made me laugh when he took his glasses off and asked that question.

Funny guy.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 10:05 PM (Z+IKu)

264 SpaceLab was the next step, put that together then leap frog farther. But they hated Nixon were loath for his name to be associated with it.

The commies (Dems, WaPo, NYT) hated Nixon because he busted Hiss. They said we spend all this money on space and nothing for the poor.

Defunded.

Posted by: Peking Loe at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (c8xLq)

265 Fearless Vampire Killers

Posted by: Peking Loe at July 20, 2019 10:09 PM (c8xLq)

266 I thought House of Flying Daggers had some neat visual stuff, but very few likeable characters and that sort of vague, hand-wavey aspect of "yeah sure this is... yeah... some time in the past... or some shit like that" that seems to get amplified by modern Chinese political concerns.


Now, that's not to say films from other markets don't have the same deal; it's common from Bollywood, plus I'm sure we can all name off a dozen tropey medieval-ey Hollywood efforts - but the Chinese entertainment is already facing an uphill battle with a lot of off-putting cultural things that sometimes come through in their work.

Occasionally I see Chinese revenge plots and think of that episode of South Park where Cartman kills a kid's parents and feeds them to him. Like, hey, this lady slighted me at a banquet, so lets burn her house down, frame her for murder, and poison all of her maids. That sort of thing. And you're obviously expected to cheer them on.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at July 21, 2019 03:16 AM (67XdO)

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 07-20-2019


WIM Jennifer Shahade 02.jpg
WIM Jennifer Shahade


Pic Note

Yes, I know this is a repeat chess babe, but I finally found a photo of Ms. Shahade I really like. But don't worry, there are lots of other chess babes you'll be seeing here in the weeks ahead. In fact, every time I go looking, I always seem to find new chess babes I've never heard of. I think they're breeding them faster than I can show them.

Moviegique will be around later with his latest movie review. And as always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.


Easier Problem - White To Play (1018 )

Goal: Find the forced mate in 4
Hint: Black is threatening mate in two, so White had better act accordingly.


20190720 - Problem 1.jpg
R7/1ppk2p1/4r2p/1P3Q2/4P3/1nppq3/6PP/7K w - - 0 1





I guess today is International Chess Day. I'm not sure how we should be celebrating International Chess Day, but it did give me an excuse to show another chess babe. Maybe there should be an International Chess Babe Day.



More Challenging Problem - White To Play (963)

The walls are closing in on Black. What is the most efficient way for White to FINISH HIM and what is Black's best line of defense?

Goal: Some lines result in a quick mate, but one allows Black to draw it out some
Hint: Beware, Black is within a hair's breadth of counterattacking on the back rank.


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3q2k1/1R3b2/3p1bN1/2p2Q2/8/6P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

20190720 dress pr0n 01.jpg
The Tambourine Player by Carl Schweninger, Jr., circa late 19th Century




20190720 dress pr0n 02.jpg




20190720 dress pr0n mad men.jpg




20190720 dress pr0n 03.jpg




20190720 dress pr0n kate.jpg




20190720 dress pr0n kate2.jpg
Bonus Kate: Wimbledon 2019




20190720 dress pr0n belarus.jpg
Greetings From Belarus




20190720 dress pr0n melania.jpg

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play


20190720 - Problem 1.jpg
R7/1ppk2p1/4r2p/1P3Q2/4P3/1nppq3/6PP/7K w - - 0 1

1.Qd5+ Ke7

Not 1...Rd6 because 2.Qf7#

2.Qd8+ Kf7
3.Qf8+ Kg6
4.Qf5#


More Challenging Problem - White To Play


20190720 - Problem 2.jpg
3q2k1/1R3b2/3p1bN1/2p2Q2/8/6P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1

1.Nh8!

1...Bxh8 leads to the immediate 2.Qxf7#

1...Ba2 or anywhere else allows the rook and queen to link up on the seventh rank: 2.Qh7+ Kf8 3.Rf7+ Bxf7 (3...Ke8 4.Qg8#) 4.Qxf7#.

1...Qe8 is probably the best first move for Black.

With this moves, Black threateans a counterattack starting with Qe1+, hoping for some sort of perpetual check, or maybe more, if he can bring his bishops into play.

2. Rxf7 Qxf7
3. Nxf7 Kxf7
4. Qd7+ Kg8

If Black tries to hold onto everything with 4...Be7, then White just brings his king up, Kg2-f3-e4 etc. White can now simplify to a won endgame:

5. Qxd6 Bd4
6. Kf1 Kf7
7. f4 Ke8
8. Ke2 Bg1
9. h3 Bd4
10. Kd3 Bg1
11. Kc4 Kf7
12. Qxc5 Bxc5
13. Kxc5 and wins.


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 paste 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 05:26 PM




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Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 05:26 PM (vWMNq)

2 I hope Jennifer likes Corgis.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 05:27 PM (vWMNq)

3

You got it made in the Shahade.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 05:28 PM (aKsyK)

4 Hot

Posted by: klaftern at July 20, 2019 05:28 PM (RuIsu)

5 The lady in front of the cactus would probably like some air conditioning.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 05:29 PM (ycWCI)

6

Racine woman about to blow her nose with a big HONK!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 05:29 PM (aKsyK)

7 Chess babes were definitely not a thing when I was young.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 05:29 PM (sdi6R)

8 Ah, the Chest Thread.


Er, chess.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 05:31 PM (oVJmc)

9 Kate always looks stunning. Melanie.. that goes without saying. My son has a friend who seriously looks exactly like the first pic.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 05:32 PM (dUJdY)

10 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 05:32 PM (arJlL)

11 the BBC asks: why are games which trick marks suckers gamers into paying thousands of pounds on microtransactions, billed as suitable for children?
bbc.com/news/technology-48925623

Back in the day, child-friendly bands like the New Kids On The Block and The Bangles set up pay-phone lines which stupid kids called, costing their parents thousands. (The Bangles at least canceled their line pretty soon after setting it up, to their credit.) A lot of sex lines did this too - of course, these weren't for kids, but horny teenagers stole their parents' credit cards.

Why are game developers allowed to do this?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 05:32 PM (ykYG2)

12 The lady in front of the cactus would probably like some air conditioning.

That's a prickly pear. She's gonna need more than air conditioning.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 05:33 PM (dUJdY)

13 Chess babes were definitely not a thing when I was young.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 05:29 PM (sdi6R)


Same here. They were rare, and when I did happen to see one, they always seemed to look like Leonid Brezhnev.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:34 PM (wo+B3)

14 Lady in front of the cactus is carrying a really cute purse. Me want.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 05:34 PM (jm1YL)

15 8 Ah, the Chest Thread.


Er, chess.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 05:31 PM (oVJmc)

Same difference.
https://tinyurl.com/y57bm8pb

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 05:34 PM (ycWCI)

16 *flips over chess board, steals your lunch money*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 05:36 PM (kQs4Y)

17 A new Asian model with a lovely flowery dress..... much approve!!

Posted by: Lump at July 20, 2019 05:36 PM (1nTgm)

18 I never watched Mad Men. Was January Jones' character always so annoyed?

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 05:36 PM (jm1YL)

19 14 Lady in front of the cactus is carrying a really cute purse. Me want.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 05:34 PM (jm1YL)


Is that what it is? I thought it looked like a little lunch box.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:36 PM (wo+B3)

20 Easier Problem.

1. Qd5+ Ke7 (if Rd6 2. Qf7#)
2. Qd8+ Kf7
3. Qf8+ Kg6
4. Qf5#

Check goal. Ok.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 05:37 PM (vWMNq)

21 Jim Sterling isn't that interesting this week (last week he was kicking ass) so, Yong Yea reports on Sean Murray, 'No Man's Sky Director Thinks Anthem & Fallout 76 Should Stay Silent After Disastrous Launch' :
youtube.com/watch?v=b3rPWxg46Uo

I can see why Murray might say that. I can think of at least one appropriate Yiddish word.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 05:37 PM (ykYG2)

22 ady in front of the cactus is carrying a really cute purse. Me want.
Posted by: Tuna

I love the dress, alas, I'm too old for that now.

Posted by: Infidel at July 20, 2019 05:37 PM (BLFnH)

23 Chess Thread Foshizzle!

Cactus Lady looks like she needs to be saved from a prickly pear or two.

Fourteen dolla make you holla.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 05:39 PM (Z+IKu)

24
Why are game developers allowed to do this?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

======

It's insane. A friend of mine set up X-box or whatever for her kids, and unbeknownst to her, these pop-ups come up in various games asking something like "Do you want to enhance your powers?" or "Do you want to buy extra fuel?" and a YES is an instant transaction against the (credit card!!!!) account that was necessary to set up X-box to begin with. These might have even been default settings, where the parent has to actively turn OFF these transactions. Her two little kids had no idea what they were doing, so of course they're buying shyt left and right, and she didn't realize it until her credit card bill came in. She managed to call whomever and get out of it, but I bet she was lucky.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 20, 2019 05:39 PM (13CQC)

25 Does America have its own homegrown version or maybe regional versions of the "greetings from..." dresses?

Posted by: Downcast at July 20, 2019 05:39 PM (+6VtM)

26 I haven't played chess in a long damn time; not since college, when I would routinely play in the evenings at places I used to hang out at with fellow history nerds.

(By the way, I never tire of seeing the images of Kate Middleton. She is just so bloody hot.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 05:39 PM (rxWk4)

27 Problem 1:

1. Qd5+ Ke7
2. Qd8+ Kf7
3. Qf8+ Kg6
4. Qf5#

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 05:40 PM (sdi6R)

28 18 I never watched Mad Men. Was January Jones' character always so annoyed?
Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 05:36 PM (jm1YL)


I never watched it, either. I'm just hoovering up the dress pics from it.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:40 PM (wo+B3)

29 Any recommendations for chess apps? I got an iPhone if that helps any.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 05:40 PM (rxWk4)

30 I have always admired Kate as an attractive woman.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 05:41 PM (q1BC2)

31 "greetings from Appalachia c. 1920"

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 20, 2019 05:41 PM (1g7ch)

32 also, here is Bethesda on Fallout 76, breaking their own game and putting in a bunch more microtransactions. Sterling and Yong Yea both mentioned this but I'm going with Yong :
youtube.com/watch?v=IFJCNnsFe_I

Why people are still playing this broken horrible game I don't know; at least Murray fixed No Man's Sky, where Bethesda seems determined just to outright spank its own customers with every patch.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 05:41 PM (ykYG2)

33 Me like Melania's blue dress!

Posted by: IC at July 20, 2019 05:42 PM (CiHM8)

34 Since there is no going off thread, you have to see this short thread. It is about the just released court proceedings in the Micheal Flynn FARA violations case.

Short story, the government is admitting that they can't even describe to the jury what law Flynn actually broke if any.

https://tinyurl.com/y3pvz2zo

If you thought the Flynn prosecution was a frame up, you win!

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 05:42 PM (K/2j/)

35 21 Jim Sterling isn't that interesting this week (last week he was kicking ass) so, Yong Yea reports on Sean Murray, 'No Man's Sky Director Thinks Anthem & Fallout 76 Should Stay Silent After Disastrous Launch' :
youtube.com/watch?v=b3rPWxg46Uo

I can see why Murray might say that. I can think of at least one appropriate Yiddish word.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 05:37 PM (ykYG2)

Sterling has gotten me to not ever watch his videos after his non sequitur rants about capitalism.

As far as Fallout 76 and Anthem, they were both hyped games from beloved developers that were undercooked and shoved out in front of people. No Man's Sky was an over-promised pile of crap from a first time developer. You get burned on one of those you just write the guy off.

Bioware and Bethesda are used to actually having some heft and favor with people- of course they have to respond. That they have done so pretty fumble fingered kind of shows why they are not quite so beloved now.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 05:42 PM (ycWCI)

36 Almost gave up on the thread.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 05:42 PM (BbGew)

37 Duchess Kate has added some much needed some good looks into that inbred Windsor gene pool.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 05:43 PM (jm1YL)

38
I never watched Mad Men. Was January Jones' character always so annoyed?
Posted by: Tuna

=======

Spoiler warning










I watched about half of it, and Betty Draper was indeed frustrated, exasperated, doped up, repressed, unable to articulate her wishes until the very end when she forthrightly insisted she be allowed to DIE, etc. Yeah, that pic is a pretty good representation of her character.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 20, 2019 05:43 PM (13CQC)

39 25 Does America have its own homegrown version or maybe regional versions of the "greetings from..." dresses?

Posted by: Downcast at July 20, 2019 05:39 PM (+6VtM)


Huh. I've never thought about that, but it's a good question. We're such mutts and bastard offspring, there might not be such a thing, even regionally. I.e. what's a typical dress for New England? See what I mean? Southern, maybe? I don't know.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:43 PM (wo+B3)

40 Video games are ruining our youth
I like to play Starcraft2

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at July 20, 2019 05:44 PM (FTPVM)

41 What country is Shahade from?

UAE?

Posted by: Jim Lahey at July 20, 2019 05:44 PM (S7WbR)

42 Harry Mudd would never use a woman for chess.

Posted by: Stickpussy at July 20, 2019 05:45 PM (TUTSB)

43 Is the chess thread still an open thread?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 05:45 PM (q1BC2)

44 When I was using Mac OS, I used Sigma Chess. Besides playing against the computer, it allowed me to set up positions and paste FEN notation, etc.

Now that I'm using Linux Mint, I found PyChess which allows me to do the same thing. I'm still trying to get the hang of it, though.

In my #27 comment, I set up the position and played White and let the computer play Black.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 05:45 PM (sdi6R)

45 Short story, the government is admitting that they can't even describe to the jury what law Flynn actually broke if any.

https://tinyurl.com/y3pvz2zo

If you thought the Flynn prosecution was a frame up, you win!
Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 05:42 PM (K/2j/)


Sounds to me like Flynn is due some compensatory damages. Only question is, does he have the resources to hire lawyers who can compel the government to pay up?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:45 PM (wo+B3)

46 Does America have its own homegrown version or maybe regional versions of the "greetings from..." dresses?

***

Boring stuff made boringer on purpose because prune-faces. So FLDS homespun monochromatic prairie dresses are representative, followed by Amish, Quaker, etc non-variations.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 05:46 PM (z2W2E)

47 43 Is the chess thread still an open thread?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 05:45 PM (q1BC2)


It always is.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:46 PM (wo+B3)

48 problem 1
1. Qf7 Kd6 (if Re7 then Qd6 ++)2. Rd8 Ke53. Qf5++

Posted by: steve at July 20, 2019 05:46 PM (TTy55)

49 Clue is available on Amazon Prime video.

Do I need to recommend it? Should be up there with the other Moron hall of famers like Blazing Saddles and Airplane!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 05:47 PM (ycWCI)

50
Duchess Kate has added some much needed some good looks into that inbred Windsor gene pool.
Posted by: Tuna

======

So did Diana, but alas, the Windsor horse-teeth and heavy lower face prevailed in her older son. Good thing for the Windsors that she slept with her handsome bodyguard and produced Harry. jk but still.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 20, 2019 05:47 PM (13CQC)

51 Southern, maybe? I don't know.

**

Has a classic look too frilly now though. Empire waists are part of it I think

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 05:47 PM (z2W2E)

52 (if Re7 then Qd5++)

Posted by: steve at July 20, 2019 05:47 PM (TTy55)

53 JackStraw, sounds like Flynn's new lawyer is worth her weight in gold.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 05:48 PM (BZzXD)

54 Chess Babe Face's must be wearing thin!

https://youtu.be/PO2iA9VCBRk

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 05:48 PM (S7WbR)

55 More Challenging Problem

1. Rd7 Qe8
2. Qxf6 Qxd7 (2. ... Bxg6 3. Qg7#)
3. Qh8#

On move if the Q moves anywhere else then white has the same moves and if black does not move the Q (say, to attack the white Q) then Rxd8+ saves his Q.

Better for black:

1. Rd7 Bxg6
2. Rxd8+ Bxd8
3. Qxg6+

and white has Q vs B which is an easy win.

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 05:48 PM (vWMNq)

56 >>Sounds to me like Flynn is due some compensatory damages. Only question is, does he have the resources to hire lawyers who can compel the government to pay up?

Gotta believe there are a few lawyers who would take it on contingency. The free advertising alone would be worth millions.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 05:48 PM (K/2j/)

57 That Asian gal. I approve.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2019 05:49 PM (/nBll)

58 O wait and southern belle stuff

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 05:49 PM (z2W2E)

59 I thought it looked like a little lunch box.


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:36 PM (wo+B3)

Early 1950's. cute little boxy purses were the rage when I was in high school and college.

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 05:49 PM (u5LFV)

60 On move *one* ... argh...

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 05:49 PM (vWMNq)

61 Clue is such a great movie:

1) Retro themed.

2) Stunning cast.

3) Actually tried something new with the different endings in different showings (A, B, and C) when released.

The sad thing is, while the movie concept was stolen from an old board game, the actual movie was kind of innovative.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 05:49 PM (ycWCI)

62 I am glad to see Flynn got an actual lawyer this time. How did he end up with Lionel Hutz last time?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 05:49 PM (ykYG2)

63 I watched about half of it,
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 20, 2019 05:43 PM (13CQC)


I tried to watch it. Gave up after about an episode and a half. The characters did not interest me in the slightest.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:50 PM (wo+B3)

64 >>JackStraw, sounds like Flynn's new lawyer is worth her weight in gold.

And his previous lawyer was likely corrupt. Just a short time after leaving the Flynn case he testified in court for the prosecution.

The whole thing is imploding.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 05:50 PM (K/2j/)

65 Just look for photos of homecoming queens. You'll find all sorts of cute girls.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 05:50 PM (jm1YL)

66 Early 1950's. cute little boxy purses were the rage when I was in high school and college.
Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 05:49 PM (u5LFV)

Does not mash up the soft sided packs of cigarettes.

*nods approvingly*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 05:51 PM (ycWCI)

67 56 Gotta believe there are a few lawyers


Didn't Sydney Powell take over Flynn's case ?

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 05:51 PM (vWMNq)

68
Only question is, does he have the resources to hire lawyers who can compel the government to pay up?
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor

=======

It seems to me the answer is always YES if the lawyers are working pro bono and contract for a percentage of any settlement.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 20, 2019 05:51 PM (13CQC)

69 25 Does America have its own homegrown version or maybe regional versions of the "greetings from..." dresses?
Posted by: Downcast at July 20, 2019 05:39 PM (+6VtM)

--Folsom Street Fair

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 05:51 PM (S7WbR)

70 The Tambourine Player is flashing a shocking amount of ankle!
*reaches for smelling salts*

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 05:52 PM (dm05u)

71
I tried to watch it. Gave up after about an episode and a half. The characters did not interest me in the slightest.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor

======

I barely paid attention and hung in mostly for the decor and Roger's zingers. I gave up because of the characters. There's only so much self-destructiveness I can take.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 20, 2019 05:52 PM (13CQC)

72 If you thought the Flynn prosecution was a frame up, you win!
Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 05:42 PM (K/2j/)

Sounds to me like Flynn is due some compensatory damages. Only question is, does he have the resources to hire lawyers who can compel the government to pay up?
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:45 PM (wo+B3)


Malicious prosecution is OK is your NeverTrump?

It's shiite like this why I said since Day One that Trump should issue direction for DoJ to go ballz deep on violation of civil rights under color of law - appease minorities by rightously prosecuting local bad Barney for harassing/framing poor folk while setting the precedent for when the hammer falls on the big guys - all the way to the top.

Woulda coulda shoulda already put a bunch of the small group behind bars already.
Instead let's wait until this new source is interviewed.... several months later, oh , look another new witness...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 20, 2019 05:53 PM (1g7ch)

73 Problem 2:

1. Rd7 Qb6
2. Qxf6 Qb1+
3. Kg2 Qe4+
4. Kh3 Be6+

That is starting to look ugly.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 05:53 PM (sdi6R)

74 Never saw Clue, use to play the game often

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 05:53 PM (BbGew)

75 If you thought the Flynn prosecution was a frame up, you win!

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 05:42 PM (K/2j/)

Anyone with one functioning brain cell should have known that from the beginning.

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 05:54 PM (u5LFV)

76 Thanks OM.

So Baltimore's new Police chief has brought in several hand selected new members to assist in Baltimores attempt to turn the tide on crime.

Don't know how well that is gonna work out.
But I gotta think that for some of the new members, it's gotten personal.


https://cbsloc.al/2xY9kMj

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 05:54 PM (q1BC2)

77 >>Didn't Sydney Powell take over Flynn's case ?

She and some others although she gets the headlines. But this is for the criminal part. If he sues for some sort of damages, not sure if he even can because it's the government, I would imagine he would want a specialist for that.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 05:54 PM (K/2j/)

78 I'm losing it. I took my evening medicine this morning by mistake, and tonight at dinner I put ketchup on my salad.

Senioritis, I guess.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 05:54 PM (GaOgf)

79 49 Clue is available on Amazon Prime video.

Do I need to recommend it? Should be up there with the other Moron hall of famers like Blazing Saddles and Airplane!
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 05:47 PM (ycWCI)

--Will have to catch.

Jane Wiedlin has the best cameo.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 05:54 PM (S7WbR)

80 >>Anyone with one functioning brain cell should have known that from the beginning.

Knowing is one, proving is something else.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 05:55 PM (K/2j/)

81 48 problem 1
1. Qf7 Kd6 (if Re7 then Qd6 ++)2. Rd8 Ke53. Qf5++
Posted by: steve at July 20, 2019 05:46 PM (TTy55)


Instead of 2...Ke5, Black can play 2...Kc5. Now what?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:55 PM (wo+B3)

82 I hate lawfare with the heat of a million Heather Grahams.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 05:56 PM (knDqF)

83 and they found some FINE witnesses, like George Nader, who kidnapped a 14 year old boy into the US. A man of better character, you won't find anywhere else.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 05:56 PM (ykYG2)

84 65 Just look for photos of homecoming queens. You'll find all sorts of cute girls.
Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 05:50 PM (jm1YL)

--Except for that Utah chick full of hate for culturally appropriating China at her prom!!11!!!111!!!!!11!

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 05:57 PM (S7WbR)

85 73
Problem 2:



1. Rd7 Qb6

2. Qxf6 Qb1+

3. Kg2 Qe4+

4. Kh3 Be6+



That is starting to look ugly.
----

2. Qb6 Qg4 threatens discovered check and stop Qe4+

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 05:57 PM (vWMNq)

86 " and tonight at dinner I put ketchup on my salad. "

Just chop up some hot dogs into the salad.

It'll be fine.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 05:57 PM (q1BC2)

87 Maybe there should be an International Chess Babe Day.

OM, you got this!

Posted by: tbodie at July 20, 2019 05:57 PM (exNvx)

88 I smell another delay in the Mueller testimony.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 05:57 PM (BZzXD)

89 --Folsom Street Fair
Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 05:51 PM (S7WbR)


"Greetings from San Francisco"?

Uh, no.
Nobody wants to look at pics of inflated scrotums.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:58 PM (wo+B3)

90 I watched one episode of Mad Men's first season. Did not like the characters. Unpleasant cheating a**es. My sister and mom loved the show. To each his own.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 05:58 PM (jm1YL)

91 I'm losing it. I took my evening medicine this morning by mistake, and tonight at dinner I put ketchup on my salad.

Hope the medicine thing didn't cause a problem. So...how was the ketchup on the salad?? I've done worse..old age ain't all it's cracked up to be is it?

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 05:58 PM (dUJdY)

92 old age ain't all it's cracked up to be is it?
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 05:58 PM (dUJdY)


Old age is not for sissies, either.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 05:59 PM (GaOgf)

93 "Old age is not for sissies, either."


Ain' t that the truth.
Not a small number of folk die from it every year.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:00 PM (q1BC2)

94 Just chop up some hot dogs into the salad.

Throw it some chili. Worse things have been done.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 06:01 PM (dUJdY)

95 83 and they found some FINE witnesses, like George Nader, who kidnapped a 14 year old boy into the US. A man of better character, you won't find anywhere else.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 05:56 PM (ykYG2)


Well, maybe in Congress...

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 06:01 PM (wo+B3)

96 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:00 PM (q1BC2)

This is when your investment in health insurance pays off.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 06:01 PM (GaOgf)

97 Hey! He was seventeen, not fourteen!

Posted by: Gerry Studds at July 20, 2019 06:01 PM (ykYG2)

98 76 It seems Philadelphia Thought Patrol is trying to fire 75 policeman for racial bad words.
How's that for crime control?

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 06:02 PM (BbGew)

99 1. Rd7 Qb8
2. Qg4 Qb1+
3. Kg2 Qxg6
4. Qxg6+ Bxg6

Just the thought of trying to play that endgame makes my brain hurt.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 06:02 PM (sdi6R)

100 ALH, your memory is fine if you can quote- Quartet.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 06:02 PM (BZzXD)

101 One good thing about being old is that you can have ice cream without guilt.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 06:02 PM (GaOgf)

102 Knowing is one, proving is something else.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 05:55 PM (K/2j/)

This is true. But even I, a nobody piano teacher, could figure it out, so why couldn't all those fancy-pants elite lawyers?

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 06:03 PM (u5LFV)

103 94 Just chop up some hot dogs into the salad.
Throw it some chili. Worse things have been done.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 06:01 PM (dUJdY)


Don't forget the carrots.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 06:03 PM (wo+B3)

104 I've said it before and I'll say it again: Mad Men is overrated. Not bad, but overrated. The characters are not enticing; the narrative is "'It's a Man's World' Sucked Balls."

That said, the *look* was great; the dames were especially tasty.

Which, all in all, is a metaphor for the world of advertising itself (and, increasingly, storytelling and politics as well).

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 06:03 PM (S7WbR)

105
88 - "I smell another delay in the Mueller testimony."


He might as well get it over with but don't expect a win for either side. I remember watching him testify when he was the head of the FBI, he couldn't answer a question to save his life. He's was a figure head then and he's a figure head now, he doesn't even know what's in his own "Mueller Report".

Posted by: lowandslow at July 20, 2019 06:04 PM (Mr80f)

106 This is a lovely story of caring by a police officer for an elderly man she met while on duty:

https://tinyurl.com/y5dgwduc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 06:05 PM (+0VWg)

107 "Don't forget the carrots."

It's salad.

Carrots come with it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:05 PM (q1BC2)

108 98 76 It seems Philadelphia Thought Patrol is trying to fire 75 policeman for racial bad words.
How's that for crime control?

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 06:02 PM (BbGew)


I heard on the radio that Mayor Kenney was in high dudgeon about it.

Have they made the tweets public? I haven't seen them. Or are we just supposed to take their word for it that they are crimethink and are firing offenses?

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 06:05 PM (sdi6R)

109 Instead of 2...Ke5, Black can play 2...Kc5. Now what?Thanks...I'll go along with the already posted and correct solution then

Posted by: steve at July 20, 2019 06:06 PM (TTy55)

110 "A roll in the hay"

Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 06:06 PM (vJw+j)

111 'A croissant in a field '

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:07 PM (z2W2E)

112 ...where Bethesda seems determined just to outright spank its own customers with every patch.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


Coke.

It's gotta be coke.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at July 20, 2019 06:07 PM (DrqHq)

113 Carrots come with it.

You can never have too many carrots.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 06:08 PM (dUJdY)

114 Heh, little bro had some sick shit on his computer when I was at his place one time. I punched him. This was not long after zombie mentioned it. But I'm a girl, so the standard may be different.

I told him, you wanna see sick shit? Look up Folsom Street Fair. Boy Howdy, he never had freak shit around while I was there after that.

I should send zombie flowers.

Posted by: Infidel at July 20, 2019 06:08 PM (BLFnH)

115 With PyChess I haven't figured out how to take back a move without restarting the game from the beginning.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 06:09 PM (sdi6R)

116 >>This is true. But even I, a nobody piano teacher, could figure it out, so why couldn't all those fancy-pants elite lawyers?

I assume they did know if they believed Flynn as we did but they might have lacked the proof they needed. One reason for that is that the government was hiding information from Flynn.

Check out Margot Cleveland's column from yesterday.

https://tinyurl.com/yxkjqzlh

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 06:10 PM (K/2j/)

117 College cheerleaders in cute little outfits would probably fit the regional dress thing.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:10 PM (jm1YL)

118 Ha ha.

Schahade you are.

Posted by: Pink Floyd at July 20, 2019 06:11 PM (gAXBD)

119 Did not like the characters. Unpleasant cheating a**es. My sister and mom loved the show. To each his own.
Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 05:58 PM (jm1YL)

The show was primarily written by liberal women in their 30s and 40s with no knowledge whatsoever of the advertising world of the 50s and 60s.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:11 PM (H8QX8)

120 It seems Philadelphia Thought Patrol is trying to fire 75 policeman for racial bad words.

-

Black officers too?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 06:11 PM (RMwSd)

121 117 College cheerleaders in cute little outfits would probably fit the regional dress thing.
Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:10 PM (jm1YL)

--Are you kidding?

We haven't had an Elbow Thread here in over a year.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 06:12 PM (S7WbR)

122 If you consider distinctive time periods then Bobbysoxer outfits

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:12 PM (z2W2E)

123 Herr Mueller delaying his testimony?

Isn't that obstruction by his own definition?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 20, 2019 06:13 PM (gAXBD)

124 I'm surprised the guys haven't mentioned what a nice figure the girl in the Vietnamese dress has.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:13 PM (jm1YL)

125 The girl in the Vietnamese dress has a nice figure.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:14 PM (H8QX8)

126 122 If you consider distinctive time periods then Bobbysoxer outfits
Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:12 PM (z2W2E)


Do Keds count?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 06:15 PM (GaOgf)

127 ''We haven't had an Elbow Thread here in over a year.''

See. I was thinking how much the guys miss the elbows.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:15 PM (jm1YL)

128 120 Doubt it

121 A lot longer than that

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 06:15 PM (BbGew)

129 haven't had an Elbow Thread here in over a year

thank Colonitis Kaepernick for crapping all over that.

There was an attempt to do college ball cheerleaders but those can look way too young. I don't want Chris Hansen at my door when I'm perusing the HQ

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 06:16 PM (ykYG2)

130 What is keds?

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:16 PM (z2W2E)

131 Adirondack P, not as long as he keeps huddling with the Dems.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 06:16 PM (BZzXD)

132 125 The girl in the Vietnamese dress has a nice figure.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:14 PM (H8QX


The chair is against the door.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 06:17 PM (wo+B3)

133 What is keds?

A brand of sneakers.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 06:17 PM (dUJdY)

134 119
The show was primarily written by liberal women in their 30s and 40s with no knowledge whatsoever of the advertising world of the 50s and 60s.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:11 PM (H8QX


I never watched it, but I didn't know that. Interesting.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 06:17 PM (sdi6R)

135 I don't know much about the A$AP Rocky case in Sweden that Trump is becoming embroiled in, but this sounds par for the course. Europeans are always brutal on (non-muslim) foreigners who are suspected of crimes. In America hating Western Europe, it's going to be especially bad. But even in Eastern Europe, they're still gonna fuck with you.

For an analog, in 2010, Randy Blyth of Lamb of God killed a fan at a show in CZ. The drunk guy had rushed the stage and attacked him, Blyth kicked him, he fell off the stage, and he died.

Blyth came back to the states, the Czechs asked us to pursue the case, and we declined because it was on video, and it was obviously self-defense.

Three years later, Lamb of God played another show in CZ. They immediately arrested Blyth, held him for five weeks as they investigated, and then released him because it was self-defense.

This is just the way Euros do this.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2019 06:18 PM (fVY6E)

136 130 What is keds?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:16 PM (z2W2E)


Keds used to be a brand of shoes. Back in the day, before Nike and Adidas.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 06:18 PM (wo+B3)

137 IDK canonical Bobbysoxers outfits but I thought poodle skirt saddle shoes light cardigan in pastel

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:19 PM (z2W2E)

138 99
1. Rd7 Qb8

2. Qg4 Qb1+

3. Kg2 Qxg6

4. Qxg6+ Bxg6

----

1. Rd7 Qb8 (or Qb6)
2. Kg2 black now has no checks

2. ... Qb2 (must defend the f6 bishop)
3. Qg4 threatens discovered check and Bxg6 is mate in 2.

But I'm not seeing the end of this line.


Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 06:20 PM (vWMNq)

139 Probably hiphuggers for the tomboys

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:20 PM (z2W2E)

140 Huh. I've never thought about that, but it's a good question. We're such mutts and bastard offspring, there might not be such a thing, even regionally. I.e. what's a typical dress for New England? See what I mean? Southern, maybe? I don't know.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 05:43 PM (wo+B3)


Depends, really. Most of modern Europe was influenced by French designs. There was a period when the plain Dutch look was in which was also the Puritan look, and before that a lot of the look was Italianate.


But the French were inspired by places like Poland, and the Basques, which came out as odd things like the polonaise style dress and the Basque which were also changed when they came to America.

I wonder if the shirtwaist and dress is uniquely American. Which is a look I approve of.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 06:20 PM (vJw+j)

141 P.F. Flyers and Keds were the popular athletic shoes when I was a kid. Or as my mom called them, "tennis shoes".

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 06:21 PM (sdi6R)

142 ''Keds used to be a brand of shoes. Back in the day, before Nike and Adidas.''

They still are. Making a comeback. Lots of cute styles to choose from.

I remember getting my summer keys when I was a kid. You had a choice between navy or red. You could move up to white as you got older. It was a big deal when you graduated from bumper toes to regular Keds. Even bigger deal if your mom let you get white ones.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:22 PM (jm1YL)

143 My wife called me in to see one scene of Mad Men. A guy was trying to commit suicide by running his car in a closed garage.

It was a Jaguar, though, so it wouldn't start.

I enjoyed that snippet very much.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 06:22 PM (RMwSd)

144 Keds not keys, Damn autocorrect.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:23 PM (jm1YL)

145 i remember Keds up to the 1980s and ... then ... not. The brand name is still active.

I moved to New Balance very early in the 1990s. Tried Nike in 2002ish but it busted up my feet so I moved back to NB.

I know Adidas is out there but I don't see it much.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 06:23 PM (ykYG2)

146 Tenyrunners as Mom called them.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 06:23 PM (vJw+j)

147
I need to vent about Microsoft. I've just been cleaning up a royal mess. Windows 10 has this wonderful feature called "fast startup" or "hybrid shutdown". It's supposed to make a startup after a shutdown be fast.

And it's great if you're only running one OS, have a pretty vanilla setup AND AREN'T MULTIBOOTING! That got turned on on this system somehow. Maybe an update turned it back on.

Well, I needed to shutdown. Then I booted up a Linux install. Booted Windows 10 back up. Disk corruption. Hosed an install of Visual Studio 15.

You see, with "fast shutdown", it doesn't flush filesystem buffers and stuff. The disk can be in an inbetween state. If another system comes along and tries to touch that filesystem, well, shit happens. Bad shit.

And they just turn it on without telling you.

Visual Studio 15 is an amazingly complicated piece of software, depending on a bazillion components and is thus incredibly fragile and can break in half a dozen ways.

It has taken me all day to get it back to working.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 20, 2019 06:24 PM (f1Vqw)

148 There is a VS 16.1 / 2019 now, and the Community version is free as ever to us MSDN accounts... allegedly.

I tried downloading that version today, because there's a math problem I want to work on, but it is 500 erroring over on their site.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 06:25 PM (ykYG2)

149 Used to see Vietnamese girls, in ao dai, riding side saddle on the backs of Honda fifties and the like. They never seemed to be hanging on, some just striking a ladylike pose with their hands in their laps.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 20, 2019 06:25 PM (C1Lsn)

150 I remember shoes with a little pocket in the side where you could keep a coin or two in order to use a payphone.

Roos maybe?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 06:26 PM (RMwSd)

151 ahh the penny loafer.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 06:26 PM (ykYG2)

152 Well, I needed to shutdown. Then I booted up a Linux install. Booted Windows 10 back up. Disk corruption. Hosed an install of Visual Studio 15.

-

I read recently that there's much speculation from intelligent people that Microsoft is either intentionally hand-grenading dual boot setups so only windows works, or - possibly worse - that their guys don't know what they're doing and it's unintentional.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 06:29 PM (RMwSd)

153 ''Keds used to be a brand of shoes. Back in the day, before Nike and Adidas.''

Anybody remember PF Flyers? Or Buster Brown?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:30 PM (H8QX8)

154 Used to see Vietnamese girls, in ao dai

Robert McNamara had a hand in the Chappaquiddick coverup too.

I reckon that when that sociopath went to hell, Iblis had to turn up the heat.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 06:30 PM (ykYG2)

155 Ok I called this week's ago. AZ Dem Sen, Kyrstin Sinema voted with the GOP on border issues

Posted by: sOME mORON at July 20, 2019 06:30 PM (Un1Gk)

156 98 76 It seems Philadelphia Thought Patrol is trying to fire 75 policeman for racial bad words.
How's that for crime control?
Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 06:02 PM (BbGew)

Like Philly has cops to spare. They can't recruit enough good ones and so they're going to ditch these?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at July 20, 2019 06:30 PM (1FhAQ)

157 Houston, we have cleavage.

Posted by: Hurricane 1 and more to come at July 20, 2019 06:31 PM (c8xLq)

158 Man, I need to find out where to meet some of these chess chicks. Being the generous and gracious gentleman that I am, I'm even willing to let them win for the right wager.

Posted by: Fritz at July 20, 2019 06:31 PM (kLDv+)

159 >> There is a VS 16.1 / 2019 now,

I've got those. Community is free. 2019, version 16 is the current one.

VS 2017 and onwards aren't quite as fragile. They improved it, basically using private registry hive files for each installation.

Visual Studio 2015, v 14, puts so much crap in the registry, and depends on so many complicated paths therein that it's a nightmare.

"Unidstall" doesn't. It doesn't come anywhere near removing everything. A clean install of Windows is the only remedy sometimes. Just start over.

What saved me was a tool someone wrote that would clean everything out. Or try to. I had to run it twice, but it worked and a reinstall worked. I thought I was going to have to reinstall this whole installation, but that tool saved me.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 20, 2019 06:32 PM (f1Vqw)

160 153...and Red Ball Jets. I recall being very upset that I couldn't really jump higher

Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 06:32 PM (U7k5w)

161 Buster Browns yes. Because the store had a mosaic of buster and his dog

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:32 PM (z2W2E)

162 And a noble nose too.

Posted by: Hurricane 1 and more to come at July 20, 2019 06:32 PM (c8xLq)

163 This thread seems to have morphed over the years from the Chess Thread to the Chess Babe Thread to the Chest Babe With a Chess Board Somewhere in the Picture to Make It Legit Thread.

Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:34 PM (aXucN)

164

Trivia: What prroduct is the motto/slogan from?

"Kid Tested -- Mother Approved"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:34 PM (G0Jop)

165 We didn't have much money and I remember what a big deal it was to drive to the mall for shoes at Buster Brown.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 06:34 PM (RMwSd)

166 Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 20, 2019 06:25 PM (C1Lsn)

I used to date a Vietnamese chick who'd occasionally wear ao dais, but usually just the simple white ones she had from the Commie school. They were still attractive though.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2019 06:35 PM (5aX2M)

167 VS 2017 and onwards aren't quite as fragile

We Microsoft grognards learnt long ago never to install ".0" of anything from them.

"Windows Seven!!" was actually 6.1 if you look at dxdiag - it was the fix to Vista. Likewise, 8.1 was the actual usable version of Windows Eight.

So I was hoping 16.1 of Visual Studio wouldn't rape me in the butt too bad.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 06:35 PM (ykYG2)

168 Hmmm. So far no one has commented on cactus lady's elbows.

It's like I don't even know you people.

Posted by: Emmie at July 20, 2019 06:35 PM (4HMW8)

169

Uh oh. Since I'm senile, I just forgot the answer to my own trivia question. But I'll know it if you say it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:35 PM (G0Jop)

170 It has taken me all day to get it back to working.*
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 20, 2019 06:24 PM (f1Vqw)
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I'm sorry.

*I had to quote this sentence because it's the only one I understood in your whole comment.

Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:36 PM (aXucN)

171 Trivia: What prroduct is the motto/slogan from?

"Kid Tested -- Mother Approved"

-

Acedia Hormone Therapy

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 06:36 PM (RMwSd)

172

Trivia #2:

What's this from?

/in a sing-song child chorus

"Ten million strong....and growing"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:36 PM (G0Jop)

173 "This thread seems to have morphed over the years from the Chess Thread to the Chess Babe Thread to the Chest Babe With a Chess Board Somewhere in the Picture to Make It Legit Thread. "

Hi bluebell !!

I use this as a proxy for the Game Thread, of blessed memory, but sometimes software, because that's what I actually do.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 06:36 PM (ykYG2)

174
Acedia Hormone Therapy

Posted by: Moron Robbie



I don't think so.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:37 PM (G0Jop)

175 As a youth Eve Marie Saint was not appealing
the older I get the more attractive she becomes.

Posted by: Hurricane 1 and more to come at July 20, 2019 06:37 PM (c8xLq)

176 I use this as a proxy for the Game Thread, of blessed memory, but sometimes software, because that's what I actually do.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 06:36 PM (ykYG2)
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Oh good. So you can commiserate in good faith with poor publius, since I only understood one sentence he wrote.

Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:37 PM (aXucN)

177 Looking up the dog
Name was To be, a pit bull. Different associations back then. Family dogs, good pals for small boys. Now small boys are good snacks for pit bulls.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:37 PM (z2W2E)

178 Trivia: What prroduct is the motto/slogan from?

"Kid Tested -- Mother Approved"
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:34 PM (G0Jop)
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Sears Toughskins?

Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:38 PM (aXucN)

179 ''Anybody remember PF Flyers? Or Buster Brown?''

I had Buster Brown shoes when I was little. Remember the fluoroscopes in shoe stores? Really going back in time.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:38 PM (jm1YL)

180 Anna Rudolf smiles like a chess shire cat.

Posted by: Eromero at July 20, 2019 06:38 PM (UUkQp)

181
Sears Toughskins?


Nah, it's something you eat.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:38 PM (G0Jop)

182 To be? Tige DAMNED autocorrect

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:39 PM (z2W2E)

183 160
...and Red Ball Jets. I recall being very upset that I couldn't really jump higher

Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 06:32 PM (U7k5w)


Oh yeah, I forgot those.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 06:40 PM (sdi6R)

184 Those slogans are not that obscure. Kix still has that on their boxes

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:40 PM (z2W2E)

185 I had Buster Brown shoes when I was little. Remember the fluoroscopes in shoe stores? Really going back in time.
Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:38 PM (jm1YL)

Trivia: Name of Buster Brown's dog?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:40 PM (H8QX8)

186
Windows (NT) version history. The NT kernel based line took over after the last Win9x/DOS based thing.

NT Workstation 4.0 was the last NT branded thing. Windows 2000 was NT 5.0. It was supposed to take over the "consumer" line, but it wasn't quite ready.

XP, which is NT 5.1, did that. Windows 2003 Server and the XP x64 versions were NT 5.2

Vista, a major change was NT 6.0. Windows 7 was NT 6.1. Windows 8 was 6.2 and 8.1 was 6.3. The later Server versions tracked those version numbers as well.

Well, with Windows 10, they changed the internal, "real" version to match the 10. Nothing but marketing crap.

NT started at version 3.1 for marketing purposes as well. so 3 = 1, and subtract two from the real version number.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 20, 2019 06:40 PM (f1Vqw)

187 185 Tyke.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 20, 2019 06:40 PM (C1Lsn)

188 Nah, it's something you eat.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:38 PM (G0Jop


Crayons?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 06:41 PM (t+qrx)

189

Tige

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 06:41 PM (aKsyK)

190 Tige

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:41 PM (z2W2E)

191

Trivia: Name of Buster Brown's dog?

Timmy?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:41 PM (G0Jop)

192 We just got home from a BBQ party. I won a prize for listing the most songs with "Moon" in the title (I got 1. I won a big jar of Tang. Runners up got Moonpies. I think I would have rather had the Moonpies.

Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:41 PM (aXucN)

193 ao dais, had to Bing that. Images there look pretty tasty.

Posted by: Hurricane 1 and more to come at July 20, 2019 06:41 PM (c8xLq)

194 73
Problem 2:



[snip]


That is starting to look ugly.


----

Not so ugly.

1. Rd7 Qb6 or Qb8
2. Qxf6 Qb1+
3. Ke2 Qe4+
4. f3 Qe2+
5. Kh3 Qg1+
6. Kh4 and black is out of checks and will be mated.

So the line I have above @55 where white has Q vs B looks best for Black. He seems to be mated immediately in all other lines.

2. ... Qa8 does not work as the Q on f6 guards a1.


Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 06:42 PM (vWMNq)

195 Watching The Dirty Dozen on TCM

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 06:42 PM (BbGew)

196 Well, I got 18, not a sunglasses smiley.

Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:42 PM (aXucN)

197 Name of Dudley Dorights horse

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:42 PM (z2W2E)

198 >>Timmy?

Timmy is in the well.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 06:42 PM (K/2j/)

199 185 Jasper

Posted by: Dana Perino at July 20, 2019 06:42 PM (C1Lsn)

200 The 'orange' crayons totally lied to me.

Posted by: joe biden at July 20, 2019 06:43 PM (ykYG2)

201 Nah, it's something you eat.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:38 PM (G0Jop

Crayons?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 06:41 PM (t+qrx)
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Playdoh?

Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:43 PM (aXucN)

202 Nah, it's something you eat.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:38 PM (G0Jop

Crayons?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 06:41 PM (t+qrx)

PASTE!

Posted by: J. Biden at July 20, 2019 06:43 PM (exNvx)

203 Trivia: Name of Buster Brown's dog?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:40 PM (H8QX
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Tige.

Ever read the old turn-of-ye-century Buster Brown comics? He was quite the imp.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 06:43 PM (kQs4Y)

204 We always had Tang as kids, no idea if they still make it.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 06:43 PM (BbGew)

205
Look who's mort:

Sheila Dikshit, 81, Indian politician, MP (1984-1989), Chief Minister of Delhi (1998-2013) and Governor of Kerala (2014), cardiac arrest.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:44 PM (G0Jop)

206 >>>NT started at version 3.1 for marketing purposes as well. so 3 = 1, and subtract two from the real version number.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 20, 2019 06:40 PM (f1Vqw)


When do we get the version that doesn't own us?

Posted by: Hurricane 1 and more to come at July 20, 2019 06:44 PM (c8xLq)

207 Tige it is. It was in the jingle.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:44 PM (H8QX8)

208
Name of Dudley Dorights horse

Posted by: Total Control Racist



Belle?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:44 PM (G0Jop)

209 We always had Tang as kids, no idea if they still make it.
Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 06:43 PM (BbGew)
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They do, Skip - I have a big orange jar of it on my counter. My friend had to order it from Amazon. I'm going to give some to my son to taste, he'll hate it, and I'll use the rest for cleaning the dishwasher.

Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:45 PM (aXucN)

210 Hmmm. RC and Moonpies.

Posted by: J. Biden at July 20, 2019 06:45 PM (exNvx)

211 204 They still make Tang, and with cheap vodka, you can pretend to be a drunk astronaut.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 20, 2019 06:45 PM (C1Lsn)

212 JackStraw at July 20, 2019 06:10 PM (K/2j/)

Thank you very much. Damn, this government is evil!

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 06:46 PM (u5LFV)

213

Tige Andrews was a Klingon and boss of The Mod Squad.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 06:46 PM (aKsyK)

214 I'm hung up on "choosy mothers choose Jif" and can't think of anything else.

It's like when you're humming the Bewitched theme song and then try to remember how I Dream of Genie's goes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 06:46 PM (RMwSd)

215

Doesn't Metamucil taste exactly like Tang?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:46 PM (G0Jop)

216 Just read a meme that Fox owns MASH and Disney bought Fox so now Max Clinger is a Disney Princess. Did Disney really buy Fox? Sorry if this is old news, meat space has been busy lately.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 20, 2019 06:46 PM (vrfMC)

217 And so I said, "Czech mate, Baby!"

And she said, "Poj'me odejit do me loznice."

Posted by: Fritz at July 20, 2019 06:46 PM (kLDv+)

218 And once again, forgot to change the sock.

Posted by: tbodie at July 20, 2019 06:47 PM (exNvx)

219 I'm watching the Deadwood movie and taking a shot of water at each f-bomb. I might get water poisoning.

I do enjoy the rococo vulgarity.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 06:47 PM (kQs4Y)

220 Belle?

***

It's kind of a trick question

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:47 PM (z2W2E)

221

20th Century Fox, I think.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:47 PM (G0Jop)

222 I'll use the rest for cleaning the dishwasher.
Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:45 PM (aXucN)

That's about right.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:48 PM (H8QX8)

223 205
Look who's mort:

Sheila Dikshit, 81, Indian politician, MP (1984-1989), Chief Minister of Delhi (1998-2013) and Governor of Kerala (2014), cardiac arrest.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:44 PM (G0Jop)

I used to work with a guy named Dilbag. Smart engineer. I liked him. It was all I could do not to make fun of his name.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at July 20, 2019 06:49 PM (1FhAQ)

224 I do enjoy the rococo vulgarity.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 06:47 PM (kQs4Y)


You've seen Deadwood Pancakes?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 06:49 PM (t+qrx)

225 Doesn't Metamucil taste exactly like Tang?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:46 PM (G0Jop)

Better.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:49 PM (H8QX8)

226 Name of Dudley Dorights horse

Posted by: Total Control Racist


Horse.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 06:49 PM (wo+B3)

227 Had Metimucil once, that was enough.
If I remember will look for Tang at grocery store

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 06:49 PM (BbGew)

228 Horse it is. Dudley was a stump.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:50 PM (z2W2E)

229 163 This thread seems to have morphed over the years from the Chess Thread to the Chess Babe Thread to the Chest Babe With a Chess Board Somewhere in the Picture to Make It Legit Thread.
Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:34 PM (aXucN)


True. There seem to be a lot fewer morons who actually try to work the problems. I think we're down to maybe 4 or 5.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 06:50 PM (wo+B3)

230 What?? Overseas you can get lemon pepper, mango, and soursop Tang.

I remember orange, grape, and grapefruit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 06:51 PM (kQs4Y)

231 Ten million strong and growing is Flintstones vitamins.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at July 20, 2019 06:51 PM (1FhAQ)

232 Got an emergency text.
Call this number, we are going to cancel your Credit Card.

The respondent was a machine that informed me I must press the #1 or my debit card would be canceled.

I don't have a debit card.

Called the Card people to give them the # so they could get the fraudster. No, it happens all the time just disregard it. Damn.

Posted by: Hurricane 1 and more to come at July 20, 2019 06:51 PM (c8xLq)

233 You've seen Deadwood Pancakes?
---

Huh?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 06:52 PM (kQs4Y)

234 1. Rd7

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 06:42 PM (vWMNq)


Hint: this is not the correct first move.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 06:52 PM (wo+B3)

235 From Wikipedia:

Tang is an artificially flavored drink mix that was formulated by General Foods Corporation food scientist William A. Mitchell[1] in 1957, and first marketed in powdered form in 1959.[2][3] The Tang brand is currently owned by Mondelez International, a 2012 North American company split off of Kraft Foods Inc.

Sales of Tang were poor until NASA used it on John Glenn's Mercury flight in February 1962,[4] and on subsequent Gemini missions.[5] Since then it has been closely associated with the U.S. manned spaceflight program, and created the misconception that Tang was invented for the space program.[6][7]

Tang was used by early NASA manned space flights.[8] In 1962, when Mercury astronaut John Glenn conducted eating experiments in orbit, Tang was selected for the menu;[2] it was also used during some Gemini flights, and has also been carried aboard numerous space shuttle missions. Although many soda companies sent specially-designed canned drinks into space with the crew of STS-51-F, the crew preferred to use Tang, as it could be mixed into existing water containers easily. In 2013, former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin said "Tang sucks."[9]

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 06:52 PM (sdi6R)

236 I haven't cheated yet but keep looking at #1 when I get back to the top.
Like now

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 06:52 PM (BbGew)

237
Ten million strong and growing is Flintstones vitamins.

Posted by: joncelli



You're supposed to sing it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:52 PM (G0Jop)

238 In 2013, former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin said "Tang sucks."[9]
Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 06:52 PM (sdi6R)
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We were talking about that very thing today. But apparently it was a good source of Vitamin C, so they had to have it.

Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 06:53 PM (aXucN)

239 Huh?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 06:52 PM (kQs4Y)


Pretty much exactly what it says on the tin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f31PLcCXD0U

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 06:54 PM (t+qrx)

240 You've seen Deadwood Pancakes?
Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 06:49 PM (t+qrx)


Yeah I like to eat motherf*#! Deadwood pancakes with #*@ maple syrup and with a side of %$!*% bacon.

They taste *%@! great!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 06:54 PM (wo+B3)

241 Do Keds count?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 06:15 PM (GaOgf)

Nope. Saddle shoes and white bucks.

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 06:54 PM (u5LFV)

242 Called the Card people to give them the # so they could get the fraudster. No, it happens all the time just disregard it. Damn.
Posted by: Hurricane 1 and more to come at July 20, 2019 06:51 PM (c8xLq)


It's a spoofed number anyway. It doesn't connect to anyone who has anything to do with the scam, if it's even connected.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 06:55 PM (t+qrx)

243 "Ten million strong and growing"

California illegal immigrant motto?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:56 PM (H8QX8)

244 Opulent ao dai:

https://tinyurl.com/y23ql6al

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2019 06:56 PM (5aX2M)

245 Well. I just gotta say the last time I played chess and showed off a little cleavage, Mrs D wasn't impressed.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2019 06:56 PM (axyOa)

246 WIM Jennifer Shahade

I played her once. She kicked my ass. It was not good. Seemed like a nice girl. She was very young at the time.

Her father used to come around Rittenhouse Square every once in a while to talk with a couple of the chess guys. Story was that he was Bobby Fischer's bodyguard for a while(?). Nice guy. I don't remember much else about him.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 06:57 PM (6fsOH)

247 ''Doesn't Metamucil taste exactly like Tang?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:46 PM (G0Jop)

Better.''

But it gives me gas soo have to use Citrucel. We're showing our age here aren't we?

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:57 PM (jm1YL)

248 Those slogans are not that obscure. Kix still has that on their boxes
Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 20, 2019 06:40 PM (z2W2E)

--I would like to ask a few questions about this breakfast cereal.

--Uh, yeah, a box of Trix?

--I have been led to understand that Trix are exclusively for children. Is that correct?

--Well, yeah, they say Trix are for kids. . .

--Uh,huh. And is that enforced by law?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 06:57 PM (vJw+j)

249 RD7?

R2D2's poor cousin?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 06:57 PM (cH3lq)

250 I like Tang.


Gotta make it pretty strong, but I like it.

Sort of like how I like orange bug juice.

And that stuff is good for cleaning brass fire hose nozzles as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:57 PM (q1BC2)

251 ''Nope. Saddle shoes and white bucks.''

Oh lord I had saddle shoes too. I still think they look cute on toddlers.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:58 PM (jm1YL)

252 The Tang brand is currently owned by Mondelez International, a 2012 North American company split off of Kraft Foods Inc.

What is a "North American" company? Are they trying to hide that it's Mexican?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 06:59 PM (6fsOH)

253 Get your Apollo image fox here:

http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 06:59 PM (cH3lq)

254 eerr Fix

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 07:00 PM (cH3lq)

255 Just imagine Kate Middleton in one of those Ao-Dai outfits.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 07:00 PM (q1BC2)

256 I wore saddle shoes in grade school. A girl in my class was fascinated with them. She wore black patent leather pumps. I was also fascinated. We traded.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 07:00 PM (dUJdY)

257 Felt poodle skirts. My aunt was a wonderful seamstress and she made my sisters and me matching skirts. I think my mom has a formal picture of us all lined up with those skirts on. They were snazzy.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:00 PM (jm1YL)

258 Thanks for the 20th Century Fox is what Disney bought. Fox news is a bit sketchy already but if Disney was going do for it what they did for ESPN - yikes.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 20, 2019 07:01 PM (vrfMC)

259 Sorry. Those spam robo/fraud calls can be really annoying. Glad you notified people even if they don't seem to care.ot a text completely in Spanish saying, "God bless you. We are looking forward to coming to your house. We will be there in a little while. '" Well, I'm not looking forward to you coming to my house, since the call came from Florida and the only person I know who lives in Florida does not have Spanish as their first language. I didn't answer back and deleted it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 07:01 PM (+0VWg)

260 >>>True. There seem to be a lot fewer morons who actually try to work the problems. I think we're down to maybe 4 or 5.<<<

Thanks for doing this, OM. I enjoy the challenge of the problems, but I save the solutions for myself.

Posted by: Fritz at July 20, 2019 07:02 PM (kLDv+)

261 237
Ten million strong and growing is Flintstones vitamins.

Posted by: joncelli


You're supposed to sing it.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 06:52 PM (G0Jop)

FINE. [Little boy voice] Ten million strong...and growing!

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at July 20, 2019 07:02 PM (1FhAQ)

262 ''She wore black patent leather pumps. I was also fascinated. We traded.''

Why does that not surprise me? LOL

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:02 PM (jm1YL)

263
Sort of like how I like orange bug juice.

Drank a lot of that in the Navy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 07:02 PM (aKsyK)

264 253 Get your Apollo image fox here:

http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 06:59 PM (cH3lq)

254 eerr Fix

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 07:00 PM (cH3lq)


I didn't see your correction and assumed that you were linking an Apollo babe.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 07:02 PM (sdi6R)

265 Anybody remember PF Flyers? Or Buster Brown?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:30 PM (H8QX

Oh yes. And in the mid to late 1940's all the guys wore Converse basketball shoes, at least in our neck of the woods.

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 07:02 PM (u5LFV)

266 ''Just imagine Kate Middleton in one of those Ao-Dai outfits.''

Imagine Mrs. Trump in a simple so dai. Wow.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:03 PM (jm1YL)

267 But it gives me gas soo have to use Citrucel. We're showing our age here aren't we?
Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:57 PM

We're not just dating ourselves, we're carbon dating ourselves.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 20, 2019 07:03 PM (WwIQB)

268 https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/mobile/
Have had this going since got home this afternoon. The first walk on moon is after 10pm

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 07:04 PM (BbGew)

269 I worked with a guy in the desert named Ashfaq.

He had a new name after the first day.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 20, 2019 07:04 PM (fcGKa)

270 "Sort of like how I like orange bug juice. "

Drank that stuff by the gallon at tennis camp when I was a kid. The purple bug juice too. I suppose that would have grape (though obviously any connection to actual grapes was not part of the deal).

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 07:04 PM (H8QX8)

271 How did we get the moon-dune buggy up there?

Posted by: why haven't we been back at July 20, 2019 07:04 PM (ym5eo)

272 Tuna.. the funny thing? She lived on a farm! lol.. she invited me out one day and my first experience with a horse. It DID NOT go well. As soon as I was on her she bolted and I was hanging on for dear life. I love horses but that experience scarred me..no shit. They can sense my fear so I don't even attempt to ride anymore. I just pet them.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 07:05 PM (dUJdY)

273 I'm not seeing a good solution to problem 2 yet. My idea is Qg4 as the 1st move. This sets up a discovered + or even a dbl +. N cannot be captured because mate follows after the Q recaptures and I'm not seeing any attack on the white Q to prevent the disc check.

Posted by: steve at July 20, 2019 07:05 PM (TTy55)

274 Nyah?

Carbon dating? Is that like carbon-freezing?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 07:05 PM (cH3lq)

275 Kicks are for Trids.

Posted by: klaftern at July 20, 2019 07:05 PM (RuIsu)

276 >>'Nope. Saddle shoes and white bucks

Love my white bucks.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 07:05 PM (K/2j/)

277 I see how the whole Chess Babe deal works. Ten minutes into the game and her opponent is either trying to double-jump a pawn or collect $200 for crossing the board.

Posted by: MW at July 20, 2019 07:05 PM (hNTtn)

278 259 Sorry. Those spam robo/fraud calls can be really annoying. Glad you notified people even if they don't seem to care.ot a text completely in Spanish saying, "God bless you. We are looking forward to coming to your house. We will be there in a little while. '" Well, I'm not looking forward to you coming to my house, since the call came from Florida and the only person I know who lives in Florida does not have Spanish as their first language. I didn't answer back and deleted it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 07:01 PM (+0VWg)


Spending $75 on a white-list-based call blocker for my landline was one of the best investments I have ever made.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 07:05 PM (wo+B3)

279 How did we get the moon-dune buggy up there?

Posted by: why haven't we been back at July 20, 2019 07:04 PM (ym5eo)


Valet service.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 07:06 PM (6fsOH)

280 268 Just before 10pm
109.24 hrs into the mission, at 105.33 now

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 07:06 PM (BbGew)

281 Uber has moon service

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 07:06 PM (BbGew)

282 Kicks are for Trids.
Posted by: klaftern at July 20, 2019 07:05 PM (RuIsu)

Silly Rabbi...

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 07:07 PM (H8QX8)

283 And she said, "Poj'me odejit do me loznice."
Posted by: Fritz at July 20, 2019 06:46 PM

Sorry, baby, 15 is my limit on loznice.

Posted by: Sherriff Bart at July 20, 2019 07:07 PM (WwIQB)

284
Kickball game at NRG Stadium tonight. The next person I see with a "Fly Emirates" shirt on is going to be punched in the nose.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 07:07 PM (TubSh)

285 Got 45 minutes?

Moon Machines - Lunar Rover

https://youtu.be/5aDSYTMqyQw

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 07:07 PM (cH3lq)

286 I think there was a running gag in Dudley Dooright that his horse was Nell Fenwick's love interest.

Posted by: davidt at July 20, 2019 07:07 PM (jY3BZ)

287 I watched the Apollo landing in the OSU student union. It was a big deal. My mom and dad let me spend the night on campus with a friend from my summer job at the main library. We spent the night listening to Bob Dylan and eating Doritos then walked over to the Union to watch the landing.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:08 PM (jm1YL)

288 I enjoy the challenge of the problems, but I save the solutions for myself.
Posted by: Fritz at July 20, 2019 07:02 PM (kLDv+)


Right. I guess I should've said their are fewer morons *commenting* on the problems.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 07:09 PM (o9nSg)

289 "Fly Emirates"

Yeah, some of us do that

Posted by: Sheikah Latifa Mohammed Al Maktoum at July 20, 2019 07:09 PM (ykYG2)

290 When do we get dress pron of "First Lady" Lou Henry Hoover?

Posted by: why haven't we been back at July 20, 2019 07:09 PM (ym5eo)

291 "Drank a lot of that in the Navy. "

Same here.

Sort of a give-away about soaking a firehose nozzle in it.

Same with scrubbing deck plates with that and a wire brush.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 07:09 PM (q1BC2)

292 Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end.....

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:10 PM (jm1YL)

293 WIM Jennifer Shahade


Shahade

Baby don't you wanna go

Back to that same old place

Oh sweet home Chicago

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 07:10 PM (exur3)

294 Love my white bucks.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 07:05 PM (K/2j/)
--------

I had no idea they made them in a flip- flop version.

Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 07:10 PM (aXucN)

295 I have no recollection of watching the first moon landing, certainly was old enough but no idea what I was doing.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 07:12 PM (BbGew)

296 Red Ball Jets

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 07:13 PM (K22Va)

297 241 Do Keds count?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 06:15 PM (GaOgf)

Nope. Saddle shoes and white bucks.
Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 06:54 PM (u5LFV)

I have a pair of keds in my closet.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 07:13 PM (GaOgf)

298 Problem 2:

Nh8

Threatens the bishop and threatens mate if the bishop moves.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 07:13 PM (6fsOH)

299 Threatens the bishop and threatens mate if the bishop moves

Oh, THAT move!

Posted by: the Kennedys at July 20, 2019 07:15 PM (ykYG2)

300 I guess another MAGA hat wearing white dude asserted one of our betters, again.


Or......maybe not.

https://bit.ly/2JSt2yt

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 07:15 PM (q1BC2)

301 298 Problem 2:

Nh8
Threatens the bishop and threatens mate if the bishop moves.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 07:13 PM (6fsOH)


That is the correct first move. Solutions be up shortly.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 07:16 PM (o9nSg)

302 I love horses but that experience scarred me..no shit. They can sense my fear so I don't even attempt to ride anymore. I just pet them.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 07:05 PM (dUJdY)


One Horse Power

Posted by: Hurricane 1 and more to come at July 20, 2019 07:17 PM (c8xLq)

303 So I was hoping 16.1 of Visual Studio wouldn't rape me in the butt too bad.

Just use Jetbrains Rider.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 20, 2019 07:17 PM (lD3vL)

304 I tried letting the computer play White and it came up with this:

1. Rd7 Qb8
2. Nh8 Kxh8
3. Qxf6+ Kh7
4. Rxf7+ Kg8
5. Qg7#

2. Nh8 is the killer.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 07:17 PM (sdi6R)

305 >>I had no idea they made them in a flip- flop version.

Every now and then one must bow to convention.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 07:17 PM (K/2j/)

306 That is the correct first move. Solutions be up shortly.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 07:16 PM (o9nSg)


I only solve first moves and I only write short stories.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 07:17 PM (6fsOH)

307 You know I don't think of myself as "old" but I was a sophomore going on junior when the moon landing happened. Neil Armstrong was the speaker at my college graduation. Time does fly doesn't it?

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:18 PM (jm1YL)

308 They don't make em like they used to.

Posted by: Frank Rizzo at July 20, 2019 07:19 PM (eYLmo)

309 Solutions should be now up.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 07:20 PM (o9nSg)

310 Apollo landed in the student union?

Posted by: klaftern at July 20, 2019 07:21 PM (RuIsu)

311 Oh lord I had saddle shoes too. I still think they look cute on toddlers.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 06:58 PM (jm1YL)

And also, ballet slippers with toreador pants.

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 07:22 PM (u5LFV)

312 ...How did we get the moon-dune buggy up there?

Posted by: why haven't we been back at July 20, 2019 07:04 PM (ym5eo)




It was carried in a "folded up like NASA Origami in a side-compartment of the Lunar Lander Descent Stage.

The astronauts would unfold the bits n' pieces, which would either self-lock into position with spring powered press pins, or be locked into position with various tightening collars, collets, clamps and other fasteners.

Those tires? No compressed gas in them at all. If you had a compressed air source, you could run air right through them.

They were spring-steel mesh, strong enough to act as an inflated rubber tire, but far lighter.

This is all stuff I remember from my schoolboy days, soaking up every detail of NASA I could possibly find.

But I'm certain you could Wikipedia "Lunar Rover" and get a flood of details there, too.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2019 07:22 PM (QzJWU)

313 Epic.....

@DonaldJTrumpJr 8 minutes ago

Hey Creepy Porn Lawyer, appreciate you flagging this.

By the way, really enjoyed meeting your ex wife at my speech last night. It was a packed house unlike your presser.

(Here's the presser he's referring to...made into a meme by @Solmemes1)

https://tinyurl.com/y3f6l3ub
#basta #EnjoyPrison

https://tinyurl.com/yyg6r5fj

Posted by: Tami at July 20, 2019 07:24 PM (cF8AT)

314 ''Apollo landed in the student union?''

LOL. I can see I made an error when constructing that sentence. I blame the single malt.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:24 PM (jm1YL)

315 >>>Right. I guess I should've said their are fewer morons *commenting* on the problems.
Posted by: OregonMuse.<<<

It's mostly about that written board code location thingie that I've never bothered to learn because I'm lazy.

Queen to King's level booyah!

Posted by: Fritz at July 20, 2019 07:24 PM (kLDv+)

316 ''And also, ballet slippers with toreador pants.''

Ala Audrey Hepburn.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:25 PM (jm1YL)

317 Oh! So glad to see Middleton could enjoy a Wimbledon moment after spending a grueling day at Parliament, advocating for Tommy Robinson. A true champion of the underdog, the Princess is.

Posted by: kallisto at July 20, 2019 07:26 PM (ugwJg)

318 She wore black patent leather pumps. I was also fascinated. We traded.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 07:00 PM (dUJdY)

Back in 1940-41 we wore patent leather shoes for Sunday "dress-up" shoes. Buster Brown or the Sears equivalent for school and everyday.

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 07:27 PM (u5LFV)

319 ''Oh! So glad to see Middleton could enjoy a Wimbledon moment after spending a grueling day at Parliament, advocating for Tommy Robinson. A true champion of the underdog, the Princess is.''

Probably doesn't even know who he is. Such is the insulated life of a royal..

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:28 PM (jm1YL)

320 I guess another MAGA hat wearing white dude asserted one of our betters, again.


Or......maybe not.

https://bit.ly/2JSt2yt
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 07:15 PM (q1BC2)



It has been verified that SOMEBODY dumped bleach on her head.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at July 20, 2019 07:28 PM (1g7ch)

321 Paolo J Trump

Posted by: the Kennedys at July 20, 2019 07:28 PM (ykYG2)

322 er, off sock

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 07:30 PM (ykYG2)

323 ''Paolo J Trump''

His tweet stream has been active today. Still in a good mood.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:30 PM (jm1YL)

324 Does anyone know if Presdent Obama plays checkers ??? He be very snart and probably very good at this game and proberly checkmate his operonent in 5 moves....

Posted by: Mary Cloginstein from Obamaboro, VT and Proud of it !!! at July 20, 2019 07:32 PM (qM84C)

325 Fight night! Two former Olympian heavyweights. Both Undefeated. Both 10 of 11 knockouts. Excellent.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 07:33 PM (l0HIT)

326 What if Black plays Qa8 as his first move?

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 07:33 PM (sdi6R)

327 Come 2020, Trump will be in rare form. This is just the beginning.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 20, 2019 07:33 PM (nDe2U)

328 So I was perusing Kurt Schlichter Twitter feed (because his trolling is childish yet hilarious) and he named dropped RATT. Haven't listened to them in years. So off to Y-Tube and watched Round and Round. I completely forgot Milton Berle was in that video.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2019 07:34 PM (Qt2ya)

329 203 Trivia: Name of Buster Brown's dog?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 06:40 PM (H8QX

Dinner?

Posted by: Barry O'Dumbass at July 20, 2019 07:34 PM (on6lm)

330 I have no doubt Jug Ears is very snart

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 07:35 PM (BbGew)

331 Round And Round was RATT's best song, by some distance.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 07:35 PM (ykYG2)

332 ''Does anyone know if Presdent Obama plays checkers ??? He be very snart and probably very good at this game and proberly checkmate his operonent in 5 moves....''

Mary, You know he'd never lower himself to play checkers with the "folks". Saves that pleasure for downtime while cruising with his billionaire buddies.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:35 PM (jm1YL)

333 Wanted Man was a great RATT tune.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 20, 2019 07:36 PM (nDe2U)

334 Fight night! Two former Olympian heavyweights. Both Undefeated. Both 10 of 11 knockouts. Excellent.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 07:33 PM (l0HIT)

Yup....I used to love Fight of the Week.

But the pansies at the networks and Don King killed boxing as a spectator sport for the average Joe Palooka.

Pay Per View can kiss my left hook.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 07:37 PM (Z+IKu)

335 ''Yup....I used to love Fight of the Week. ''

Sponsored by Gillette if I remember correctly. Things have changed haven't they?

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:39 PM (jm1YL)

336 @DonaldJTrumpJr 8 minutes ago



Hey Creepy Porn Lawyer, appreciate you flagging this.



By the way, really enjoyed meeting your ex wife at my speech last night. It was a packed house unlike your presser.



(Here's the presser he's referring to...made into a meme by @Solmemes1)



https://tinyurl.com/y3f6l3ub

#basta #EnjoyPrison



https://tinyurl.com/yyg6r5fj

Posted by: Tami at July 20, 2019 07:24 PM (cF8AT)


I love how CPL waves, nods to and then thanks the empty room. I guess we're all supposed to pretend there were people in there

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 07:39 PM (1ChV0)

337 319. Insulated...funny, they seem to plug in to the mainstream when their pet projects are concerned - like Diana with AIDS and land mines and Duchess Meghan with gender fluidity.

Posted by: kallisto at July 20, 2019 07:41 PM (ugwJg)

338 Could be the Chest Thread, too. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 07:41 PM (abNpZ)

339 But the pansies at the networks and Don King killed boxing as a spectator sport for the average Joe Palooka.

Pay Per View can kiss my left hook.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 07:37 PM (Z+IKu)

Yes HG. My dad talked about regular Friday night fight get togethers to watch the fights. I'm a boomer so you can imagine the talent he saw.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 07:41 PM (l0HIT)

340 still without power. supposed to be a couple days, i guess. upwards of 100,000 without power right now.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 07:42 PM (KP5rU)

341 I guess another MAGA hat wearing white dude asserted one of our betters, again.





Or......maybe not.



https://bit.ly/2JSt2yt

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 07:15 PM (q1BC2)


Best comment:
Georgia leftist politician @itsericathomas pulls a @JussieSmollett saying she was racially harassed by white @realDonaldTrump fan told to "go back where she came from". ONLY PROBLEM, GUY CAME FORWARD HE HAPPENS TO BE A DEM VOTING CUBAN AMERICAN NON TRUMP SUPPORTER.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 07:43 PM (1ChV0)

342 326 What if Black plays Qa8 as his first move?

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 07:33 PM (sdi6R)


Something like:

2.Rxf7 Bg7
3.Ng6 Qa1+
4.Kg2 Qa8+
5.Kh3 Qc8
6.Ne7+ Kh8
7.Qxc8+ Kh7
8.Qg4 Kh6
9.Qh4#

...or so my chess app tells me.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 07:43 PM (o9nSg)

343 ...and Camilla's tampon with AGW.

Posted by: kallisto at July 20, 2019 07:43 PM (ugwJg)

344 She has to go back.... to the end of the line of a non-express lane checkout.

Posted by: why haven't we been back at July 20, 2019 07:43 PM (ym5eo)

345 It would be great if Duchess Megan would find a land mine.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 20, 2019 07:44 PM (nDe2U)

346 Why are game developers allowed to do this?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 05:32 PM (ykYG2)

You have to give Darwin some room to work, BTH.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 07:44 PM (abNpZ)

347 Yup....I used to love Fight of the Week.

But the pansies at the networks and Don King killed boxing as a spectator sport for the average Joe Palooka.

Pay Per View can kiss my left hook.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 07:37 PM (Z+IKu)


Scheduled boxing just like baseball.
And just like baseball it wasn't a clown affair.

Posted by: Hurricane 1 and more to come at July 20, 2019 07:44 PM (c8xLq)

348 Pay Per View can kiss my left hook.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 07:37 PM (Z+IKu)

Lol. Paquio. 40 years old. Hope he's in shape.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 07:45 PM (l0HIT)

349 295 I have no recollection of watching the first moon landing, certainly was old enough but no idea what I was doing.
Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 07:12 PM

I remember it vividly - I was 10 years old (giving away my age) and it was just about dusk in Arizona, my younger brother and sister were out playing in the yard. I remember going out and yelling at them to quit screwing around and GET IN HERE AND WATCH THIS because THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! My parents were amused that I was so dogmatic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 07:45 PM (V2Yro)

350 341:Best comment:
Georgia leftist politician @itsericathomas pulls a @JussieSmollett saying she was racially harassed by white @realDonaldTrump fan told to "go back where she came from". ONLY PROBLEM, GUY CAME FORWARD HE HAPPENS TO BE A DEM VOTING CUBAN AMERICAN NON TRUMP SUPPORTER.


But It's HER truth, H8r!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2019 07:46 PM (Qt2ya)

351 349 295 I have no recollection of watching the first moon landing, certainly was old enough but no idea what I was doing.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 07:12 PM


If you were watching the BBC feed of the moon landing, do you know what you got to hear?

Pink f*king Floyd live in the BBC studios! They were providing musical accompaniment for what they were showing on screen.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 07:48 PM (o9nSg)

352 Lol. Paquio. 40 years old. Hope he's in shape.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 07:45 PM (l0HIT)

Pacquiao is good people but the fight game is a young man's sport.

Maybe he's got enough in the tank for one more big win.

Good luck Manny!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 07:49 PM (Z+IKu)

353 Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 07:43 PM (1ChV0)

Wasn't she in the express line with a whole bunch of groceries?/ Those people can be an irritation. although I've never shouted at them. He was probably annoyed by that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 07:49 PM (+0VWg)

354 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 07:49 PM (o9nSg)

355 I remember watching the moon landing at summer camp. On a small black and white

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 07:50 PM (yWXpx)

356 Manos: Hands of Fate.

Posted by: klaftern at July 20, 2019 07:50 PM (RuIsu)

357 Immediately, I wonder what's about to come out about Erica Thomas that she feels she has to get in front of.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 07:50 PM (t+qrx)

358 I blame the single malt.

Posted by: Tuna at July 20, 2019 07:24 PM (jm1YL)

Which one? I like McCallans. Have to settle for the 12-yr. old, but prefer the 18.

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 07:50 PM (u5LFV)

359 January Jones is a lovely lady, but her character in Mad Men was awful, and it's largely her that made give on that show.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 07:51 PM (aurSP)

360 Oh FUCK romney

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 07:52 PM (yWXpx)

361 We had Carpe Donkum all over the pet thread and not a word here. What gives?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 07:52 PM (BZzXD)

362 356 Manos: Hands of Fate.
Posted by: klaftern at July 20, 2019 07:50 PM (RuIsu)

Lot of truth to this title when Tranny hunting.

Posted by: why haven't we been back at July 20, 2019 07:53 PM (ym5eo)

363 chavez, was it a tornado?

Posted by: kallisto at July 20, 2019 07:54 PM (ugwJg)

364 340. Same here. Also lost power a few years back when the tornado practically touched down on Northland Ave.

Such fun.

Posted by: Bete at July 20, 2019 07:56 PM (zCpUM)

365 342 326 What if Black plays Qa8 as his first move?

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 07:33 PM (sdi6R)

Something like:

2.Rxf7 Bg7
3.Ng6 Qa1+
4.Kg2 Qa8+
5.Kh3 Qc8
6.Ne7+ Kh8
7.Qxc8+ Kh7
8.Qg4 Kh6
9.Qh4#

...or so my chess app tells me.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at July 20, 2019 07:43 PM (o9nSg)


I was looking too, and my chess app had Qd8 as the fifth move. At which point I thought, shit, I'm a rook ahead, why not trade queens? So I played Qd7 and it was an easy win for White after that.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 07:56 PM (sdi6R)

366 The new asian girl is just...... wow!
She is setting my new standard of breathtaking.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at July 20, 2019 07:56 PM (dmoiP)

367 Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 07:45 PM (V2Yro)

You must be just a little younger than my son.

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 07:57 PM (u5LFV)

368 Good luck Manny!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 07:49 PM (Z+IKu)

yes. Hope he's not fighting that last out of shape fight and gets handled. Go manny!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at July 20, 2019 08:01 PM (l0HIT)

369 What is a "North American" company? Are they trying to hide that it's Mexican?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 06:59 PM (6fsOH)

Si.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 20, 2019 08:01 PM (MwFQu)

370 On one of the last Apollo missions they had a live TV camera set up pointing at the LEM. They calculated how fast it would have to pan upwards to track the ascent stage, and how early they would have to send the signal from Earth to allow for the speed of light delay getting to the Moon.

Anyway, they nailed it and it was really cool watching the ascent stage blast off from the base that was the descent stage. The acceleration in 1/6 gravity was amazing and it was out of sight in seconds! No smoke or flames of course.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at July 20, 2019 08:07 PM (myYZn)

371 Wooohoo! I correctly worked out both problems for once! I mean, I didn't work all the way through every line on the second one, but it became obvious that Nh8 resulted in a material advantage that, with correct play, lead inevitably to a white victory.

Posted by: qixlqatl at July 20, 2019 08:46 PM (0UBAi)

372 >>lead inevitably to a white victory.

racist

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 08:56 PM (K/2j/)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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I don't know about you, but this photo above the fold, been there, done that. How about you?


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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Why don't you take a break from your Saturday toils and chores and enjoy the world of pets!?!

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A Little of This. A Little of That.


An interesting tidbit from our friend Hrothgar. Play Bow. Or in doggy language, "Let's Go!!!


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A cute video from our friend Creeper. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I think.


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Once again, regular contributor Hank Curmudgeon submits a hilarious video.


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A touching story about rescue cats. Blind rescue cats look exactly alike.

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High Five contest winners. Both stories H/T from Shibumi.

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Meet The PetMorons

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Mis Hum,
Nine years ago, Gizmo joined our household at the tender age of 12 weeks when he slipped between the skid plate and oil pan in my 4Runner and “followed” me home. Once discovered, he promptly ran off to the nearest wood pile to hide until I was able to coax him out with food and water. Over several days he was enticed to venture ever closer to the house, and then I was permitted to touch him, then to pet and, finally, to hold him on my lap. The feral never totally left the cat, but he was happy in his new country home, with “big brother” Dirt to show him the ropes and to teach him manners and hunting. An outdoor cat officially, Gizmo decided somewhere along the way that he much preferred to be indoors. He would retreat to his little kitty bed underneath our bed after breakfast to sleep all day, emerging at dinner time for food, a trip outside, and limited companionship. He preferred to sleep on the big bed at night and would curl into my husband’s belly for warmth. It was this strict health and exercise regimen that saw him grow to over 15 pounds. Dirt crossed the Rainbow Bridge in February, and while Gizmo seemed to notice the absence, he did not appear to be disturbed by the loss.

We completed a cross-country move at the end of June and Gizmo was a real champ during the entire process. He adapted well to staying in a hotel and rode in his kitty carrier in the back seat of the pickup for three long days without complaint as we traveled over 1,300 miles. Once in the new home, Gizmo found comfort in hiding behind the dryer all day until he emerged in the evening for food and a little companionship. Eventually he wanted to go outdoors, and for a few days he explored the yard (and slept) until it was time to go inside for the night. But when Gizmo failed to show for dinner last Tuesday we began to worry. By Friday we struggled to accept the fact that we might never see Gizmo again or know for certain what happened to him. But God smiled on us, as God so often does, and gifted us with the very knowledge that we had prayed for, but did not deserve. We now know that Gizmo decided to run away from home, and that he traveled safely almost three miles over four days before going down a little country road. It was there that he crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and it was there that God led us to find him. We thank God for letting us have Gizmo for nine years, and for showing us what happened to our boy. RIP, Gizmo. - Legally Sufficient

What a handsome cat. We know how much he meant to you and we are sorry for your loss.

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I’m a rare commenter, mostly lurker who goes by the name Redinabluestate. Meet Luca our newest moron family addition. He’s named after Luca Brazzi from The Godfather. He is sharing Bella’s home with her. As you can see, she has given him grudging acceptance after 10 days of growling and bared teeth (no nips or bites thank God). We were a family of three dogs but our son got married a year ago April and took his shepherd, and our daughter had to put her Maltese, Molly, down a year ago June so it’s been a bit lonely for us and Bella. She’s 9 and now she’s having to cope with a 3 month old shepherd in her pack. He loves anything he can chew on, and driving Bella crazy. After raising three shepherds and going through two vacuum cleaners I swore I would never get another shepherd. But they are such smart, loyal and protective dogs. And that face! Thanks for doing the AOS Pet Thread. It’s got to be my favorite.

Ahhhh, the new puppy entering the home of an older dog. It can be a challenge at times. But, worth it in the long run. What a nice story. Thank you for sharing.


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Conor, again.
There is a great farm market (Messicks) outside of Warrenton VA, that I pass fairly frequently in my travels. In addition to great fresh farm produce, they serve homemade frozen custard. The important thing is that if you buy a custard for yourself, AND you have a dog with you, they throw in a free vanilla "Pup Cup". Conor has been there often enough that he virtually drags me from the parking lot to the custard window, Needless to say, it is a great break for both man and/or beast to get some custard whilst traveling! - Regards Hrothgar

I don't believe in reincarnation. But, if I did, I would pray to come back as a dog of yours. Custard? Your rock! Thanks.


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This is Clover. We haven’t had a dog for twenty five years so we figured it was time. She is rescue of some indeterminate terrier breed. She is every bit as cute and quirky as her picture. - Michelle

She is cute. And what an unusual name. I think it is a great name. We are happy that you added a pet to your world. Congrats!


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It’s always good to read the AoS pet thread. You have featured my 2 Bloodhounds, Scarlett O’Hara and Duchess of Marlborough, under my nom de plume, Swim Mom, before on your thread. I also have 2 other dogs, Sophie and Latté.

Attached is a picture of my dog Latté, a pure-bred yellow Labrador with the daintiest paws in the world. Her 2 quirks were that she hated water and getting her photo taken.

She was given to my family by a student when he overheard me telling a colleague that our vet recommended that we get a “friend” for our first Bloodhound, Belle Watling, (I’m a fan of Gone with the Wind, ) because she was eating $75 brass sprinklers, accidentally knocking our first Dachshund, Maggie, into the pool, and stripping the husk off our palm trees.

Latté’s original owner was moving into a small apartment after a divorce and needed some place for her and another littermate named Mocha. My husband was open to owning 4 dogs, but 5 made him whimper, so we took Latté and another colleague took Mocha.

Today, Latté died “from having lived...” (one of my favorite lines in “Death Comes For the Archbishop,” by Willa Cather.) She was 18 years and 7 months old. We knew it was only time once her eyes and ears went, and walking became harder and harder, but we’re hoping to keep her quiet beauty with us for at least another 5 or 6 years.

The other 3 dogs can’t understand why she isn’t laying on her bed. They are actively avoiding it. I try not to project anthropomorphism onto dogs, but old habits die hard. The other three, in my opinion, are in mourning.

It will comfort my daughter to see that others will mourn Latté’s death. Stay cool.

So sorry to hear of your loss. What a long and happy life Latte had. From my experience pets do mourn the loss of other pets.


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Longtime lurker here with a picture of my two rescued girls, Chloe and Bella, trying out our new camper. Not a bad life for a couple of retirees (the dogs, not their human servants).

It appears that the 2 pooches have quite the gig going for them. We see water in the background. So do Bassets swim? Enjoy your camping time and thanks for sharing.

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I'm JC. Just JC. Long time lurker. 1st time poster.

This is a picture of our lovely Lola. Beautiful North Carolina Plott Hound rescued by our Marine son-in-law while stationed at Kaneohe, and she ended up ours. Sweeter soul you will never find and great with our grands. A year ago her love of chasing the bunny's onto to the only road facing our property finally got the best of her, so she is sittin' on the Rainbow Bridge waiting for us. We miss her ALOT.


JC thanks for the submission. Our condolences on Lola's passing. She sounds and looks like she was a sweet dog. Dang rabbits.


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Thank you guys and gals for your pet photos and stories. PetMorons are the best and they have the best humans.

If you have something you wish to share, photos, links, videos heck even a treat or a biscuit. You can send them to petmorons at gmail dot com.

Have a great week!!!

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1 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 20, 2019 03:04 PM (pPNCa)

2 st?

Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 03:07 PM (IDjUx)

3 LOL, close as I have ever been to first, and yes, happy Caturday to you, BC, and my own feline housemates, Basil and Sybil, the latter of which hates my guts and almost cost me a finger once.

Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 03:09 PM (IDjUx)

4 At long last!!

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 03:09 PM (S7WbR)

5 Yup
Happy Caturday

Posted by: Mis. Hum. Phone at July 20, 2019 03:10 PM (aA3+G)

6 R.I.P., Gizmo and Latte.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 03:11 PM (S7WbR)

7 At long last!!

Yeah, I was thinking MisHum was put out by the various suggestions of ways to deal with hen-killing raccoons on the wakeup thread, and delayed the Pet Thread as a warning.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 20, 2019 03:13 PM (pPNCa)

8 Thanks for a wonderful Pet Thread, Mis Hum! And thanks for the posting on Mr. Gizmo.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 20, 2019 03:13 PM (kt4Ls)

9 On the way to pick up the Uhaul this morning we saw a beautiful huskey mix just wandering around close to the rental place (and very close to the highway). I thought it might have escaped from a nearby vet but they were closed. Seems the owner of a building nearby let him out to wander around. Dumb ass. My daughter was beside herself. Why would anyone do something so stupid?

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 03:15 PM (dUJdY)

10 What a sweet lineup this week. My condolences to those who have lost pets. My sister's sweet Lab Kona had to be put to sleep a few weeks ago and it has hit us all very hard, but the love they give is so worth it.

Posted by: Dr Alice at July 20, 2019 03:15 PM (62ivm)

11 Wonderful, beautiful dogs! Looks like Conor hasn't demurred from very many custard cups.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2019 03:15 PM (9+jnX)

12 Sorry for the losses of Latte and Lola. It is never easy to lose one of our little fur babies. But we know that life is so much sweeter for having them!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 20, 2019 03:16 PM (kt4Ls)

13 Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 03:16 PM (BbGew)

14 Oh, and Gizmo, she was a very beautiful cat.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2019 03:16 PM (9+jnX)

15 My first dog was a collie/shepherd mix named Duke. He was a good dog, but not particularly enamored with being in the house, so my father built a long run for him between a couple of trees.

Duke seemed to take this as a challenge, and within a day or two I walked outside to see him dashing full speed to the end of the run, where the lead ran out and the collar yanked him off his feet. He then got up and repeated it to the other end. I went in to tell my mom and as we went out to take him off the lead, there was a loud SNAP and then Duke went streaking by and off into the woods. He reappeared a few days later at our front door, fur matted and missing in a spot on his hind end. Mom let him in and he curled up in front of the fireplace and fell asleep.

My dad strengthened the collar and lead, but it just led Duke to try harder to free himself, and we eventually gave up and just let him out. The disappearances became longer and longer until Duke was gone so long we all assumed he was dead. He returned after nearly two months, spent a day or two with us and then bailed for good.

I still wonder whether Duke had another family somewhere nearby. Maybe he just lived in the woods? He was excellent at catching moles in our yard, so maybe he fed himself that way. He certainly wasn't above raiding the garbage.

RIP Duke, wherever you were and are.

Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 03:23 PM (IDjUx)

16 Thanks, washrivergal. Gizmo had wonderfully soft kitty titties and kitty belly, and would allow us to approach and rub on occasion. Sure do miss that.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 20, 2019 03:24 PM (kt4Ls)

17 I still wonder whether Duke had another family somewhere nearby. Maybe he just lived in the woods? He was excellent at catching moles in our yard, so maybe he fed himself that way. He certainly wasn't above raiding the garbage.

Probably several families!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 03:24 PM (dUJdY)

18 Condolences on the losses of Latte and Gizmo. 18 years is a beautifully long life for a puppeh. My granddog, still boarding here, is 16y and 4 months and we are definitely hoping for more, but we'll happily accept all the time we can get with him and his bossy woofy ways.

Clover is a pretty girl and the camper Bassets do indeed look like you wait on them. Wonderful pet morons, all!

I can't imagine my life without a dog. After the dog I acquired at age 20 passed away, I said it would be a long time before I got another. Seven days was a long time. I not only missed him but I woke up every morning and went through the days stopping myself from performing the rituals of pet care (opening doors, expecting the friendly bark when I got home, missing that pounce on the sofa, walking alone in the evening). So we have been a rapid replacement family. All of them were different, but they all structured the day, to some extent, in the same way.

A friend suggested maybe I was "disloyal" which I firmly shot down. It's a great tribute to them that I can't do without a doggeh or two in the house.

Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 03:26 PM (U7k5w)

19 So long to Gizmo, Lola and Latté.

Clover's stance just cracks me up. That's the dog everyone at the park is gonna want to meet.

Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 03:28 PM (IDjUx)

20 Nice Pets Ya'll!......

The cats vs. vac was hilarious!

I think the vac won.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 03:30 PM (Z+IKu)

21 On vacation right now, but I'll be home with the sweet but not-too-bright dog tomorrow. We're boarding her at a kennel which has webcams so you can check on your pet from the other side of the world.

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 20, 2019 03:32 PM (oZmHx)

22 Great links and pix and stories glad and sad.

Going to re-run the shepherds and the flag pic on an ONT?

🐼

Speaking of Silence of the Hens...

Had a bag of trash which Daughter was going to take away for us, sitting on the front porch right by the door.

The door is open, with a fan blowing in it. Three of us sitting near the door. Cats going in and out.

Suddenly li'l black kitteh Ony was 'alerting' on something outside. Daughter gets up to check, looks out, and shouts, "NO! BAD RACCOON!"

It was a big one, she said. Pretty brazen. Only tore a couple of holes in the bags, no scattering, so easy to rebag the bag. And wash up thoroughly. Because, raccoon.

Another reason to miss our good ol' dog.

But, good kitty alerting us. Usually it's a frog or a skink.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 03:33 PM (+npba)

23 One of our Garden Kitties, born in our neighbor's yard and never very cuddly, has appeared again the in neighborhood. Across the street.

Wonder if she'll come to visit? She has always been adventurous. Got a leg caught in a fence once. Lost an eye, too. Still a pretty cat.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 03:34 PM (BVQ+1)

24 9: We were Uhauling too! His majesty the granddog was supposed to be returning to DC today, but not one more thing could fit in that truck, much less puppeh and all his accoutrement. DC is hovering around 100 degrees today, so he's better off here where he can lay in front of a nice cool A/C vent!

Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 03:35 PM (U7k5w)

25 We're in the middle of a heat wave here, and I keep thinking of the Noel Coward song: "Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun." I'm thinking cats must be bonkers too-- I can coax my dude cat into the one area of the place with A/C (which struggles to keep up when the outside temp is above 90F), but his lady cat won't leave the hot kitchen, no way, nohow. I know cats evolved in Africa and presumably learned to take hot weather in stride, but just seeing Coco napping on the kitchen floor when I can't stay in the kitchen for longer than 5 minutes tops makes me wonder which species, human or feline, is crazier.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 20, 2019 03:37 PM (pPNCa)

26 My 8 yr old Golden has wondered off. He is totally blind.

he's been gone for 4 days. Kinda given up hope.

Been walking the land but i have 40 acres and there are hundreds of acres around me, wooded forest.

There is a river that runs through it all and he was kinda fat.

Its just killing me to think hes out there alone, maybe just a few hundred yard away.

walked about 2 miles in the river yesterday, just about killed this old man

Posted by: REDACTED at July 20, 2019 03:37 PM (DPjeO)

27 I like the doggeh side-eye in the top pic.

Posted by: New York Knickerbockers at July 20, 2019 03:38 PM (EZebt)

28 25: Mine must be sane dogs, hate the heat. I tried to walk mine this morning, but he plopped down on the grass and would not budge.

Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 03:38 PM (U7k5w)

29 /sock

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 20, 2019 03:38 PM (EZebt)

30 26, Posted by: REDACTED at July 20, 2019 03:37 PM (DPjeO)

Oh no. I am so so sorry..I am guessing you don't have any nearby neighbors to help look for him?

Posted by: IC at July 20, 2019 03:39 PM (fiC74)

31 My standard poodle, Charlie, nipped one of Mrs. Wrecks' friends as an invitation to play but she didn't like it so now he and I have to go to dog training classes. I imagine they'll make him a better dog and me a better master.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 03:39 PM (+y/Ru)

32 Aww, crap, Redacted. Here's hoping there's a miracle in the near future.

Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 03:39 PM (IDjUx)

33 That's gotta hurt Redacted, hang in there

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 20, 2019 03:39 PM (EZebt)

34 I'm extremly confused by the sidebar. From my understanding, the fat dude wants to diddle teenage girls, but now has decided hes not a dude that wants to diddle teenage girls, but a chick who wants to diddle teenage girls, and because he's a male lesbian, is being oppressed because xzhe wants to diddle teenaged girls?

Posted by: Mirror Universe Phil Collins at July 20, 2019 03:39 PM (al2Cf)

35 Posted by: REDACTED at July 20, 2019 03:37 PM (DPjeO)


+++
Really a sad situation. Here's hoping he finds his way back home - through scent, hearing.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2019 03:41 PM (9+jnX)

36 prayers, Redacted

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 03:42 PM (dm05u)

37 What a lovely pack of dogs this week. Esp love Clover, who looks like such a sweetheart!

Posted by: lizabth at July 20, 2019 03:43 PM (RFh5Y)

38 For all of you impacted by the heat wave: please remember to keep your furry friends hydrated and, if possible, in the house in air conditioning.


Right now, it feels 108 where I am and I can't imagine how awful it must be for any creature covered in fur.

Posted by: shibumi, future dental floss tycoon at July 20, 2019 03:44 PM (AkkRZ)

39 doggeh has been sulking coz I told him it's too hot yo.walk

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 03:44 PM (dm05u)

40 Oh Redacted...I can hardly imagine what you are going through. Prayers, prayers, and more prayers for you and your dog.

Posted by: lizabth at July 20, 2019 03:45 PM (RFh5Y)

41 I could stare at, and lurve, Latte's left ear forevermore. It's our first dog Kaz's 12th Bday today and posts like yours help me avoid taking any day for granted.

Life is So Grand!

Posted by: The Invisible Hand at July 20, 2019 03:46 PM (YpRda)

42 @38 Yeah...our Lena(German shep) only spends a few minutes on essential and two stick chases. That's enough at 112 heat index. She comes in and plops herself down on the 'dog' sofa which has a heavy duty air-conditioner pointed right at it. Winter is easier on her than this heat.

Posted by: lizabth at July 20, 2019 03:47 PM (RFh5Y)

43 Anonosaurus Wrecks, how old is Charlie?

My standard poodle can still be nippy when he's excited, specially around strangers, though it's gotten better. He's two.

When I say nippy he doesn't actually nip though - it's just that he has his mouth open and his teeth are real pointy.

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 03:48 PM (dm05u)

44 Thanks to you all

Mrs. REDACTED says she thinks he went off to die.

She can cheer just about anyone right up.

Posted by: REDACTED at July 20, 2019 03:49 PM (DPjeO)

45 I can't imagine how awful it must be for any creature covered in fur.

Feels like 105 here. I spent some time last night brushing and combing the cats to get as much loose fur off as possible. They're domestic shorthairs, but I still collected almost enough fur to stuff a baseball. The other thing that helps is to wipe them down with a damp paper towel. Cats don't like to be bathed, but a small amount of water on their fur does seem to make them feel better. As for keeping them hydrated, they have a pet fountain that runs constantly as well as several water bowls scattered around.

And prayers for Redacted.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 20, 2019 03:55 PM (pPNCa)

46 Thanks for another great Pet Thread, MisHum!

We Morons sure are a loving bunch (for a pack o'Deplorables).

Posted by: ibguy at July 20, 2019 03:59 PM (EHVbt)

47 Thanks for the pet thread. Lola looks like she was a good dog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 03:59 PM (ycWCI)

48 34
I'm extremely confused by the sidebar. From my understanding, the fat
dude wants to diddle teenage girls, but now has decided hes not a dude
that wants to diddle teenage girls, but a chick who wants to diddle
teenage girls, and because he's a male lesbian, is being oppressed
because xzhe wants to diddle teenaged girls?


Posted by: Mirror Universe Phil Collins at July 20, 2019 03:39 PM (al2Cf)
This idiot is trying to make a fast buck by calling female aestethicians and asking if they will wax his balls. He's trying especially hard with women whose religions do not allow them to be alone with men, and especially not to handle their meat and two veg.

He's a creep and a pervert, but maybe even worse, he's a huckster.

https://bit.ly/30Mk9gN

Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 04:00 PM (IDjUx)

49 And to get back on topic, I would gladly let my cat Sybil claw him in the sack.

Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 04:01 PM (IDjUx)

50 Its just killing me to think hes out there alone, maybe just a few hundred yard away.

walked about 2 miles in the river yesterday, just about killed this old man
Posted by: REDACTED at July 20, 2019 03:37 PM (DPjeO)

Could you not find someone with a tracking dog to search for him?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 04:02 PM (abNpZ)

51 I'm extremly confused by the sidebar. From my understanding, the fat dude wants to diddle teenage girls, but now has decided hes not a dude that wants to diddle teenage girls, but a chick who wants to diddle teenage girls, and because he's a male lesbian, is being oppressed because xzhe wants to diddle teenaged girls?
Posted by: Mirror Universe Phil Collins at July 20, 2019 03:39 PM (al2Cf)

That landwhale needs to be harpooned and flensed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 04:03 PM (abNpZ)

52 That landwhale needs to be harpooned and flensed.

Or put in a cage with some very hungry raccoons.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 20, 2019 04:05 PM (pPNCa)

53 O/T: A Buzzfeed reporter has doxxed Carpe Donktum, and explicitly distributed his information to nearby Antifa groups. Carpe has 4 young children, so this could get *very* nasty.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 20, 2019 04:05 PM (6XLoz)

54

The summer days of dog.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 04:09 PM (aKsyK)

55 Gizmo vs. all them puppies!

Posted by: m at July 20, 2019 04:10 PM (u5MYq)

56 O/T: A Buzzfeed reporter has doxxed Carpe Donktum, and explicitly distributed his information to nearby Antifa groups. Carpe has 4 young children, so this could get *very* nasty.
Posted by: Ian S. at July 20, 2019 04:05 PM (6XLoz)

Y'all know what needs to happen to the Buzzfeed scum.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 04:10 PM (abNpZ)

57 Posted by: REDACTED at July 20, 2019 03:37 PM (DPjeO)

If there are any Search & Rescue groups in your area, you can explain the situation. I am not an S&R, but I read a book written by a women who trains search dogs & she mentioned that they do lots of drill with the pups including 'created situations'.

I think they'd treat a real situation with professionalism ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at July 20, 2019 04:12 PM (LPnfS)

58 Conor functioned well enough in today's heat to eat a pup cup, but the 110 heat index has rendered him inert ever since we got home!
Condolences to all who have lost their animal companions, it is never easy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgarao at July 20, 2019 04:13 PM (BiNEL)

59 Which reporter?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 04:15 PM (LxTcq)

60 Redacted prayers sent for you to be reunited with your Golden.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 04:15 PM (dUJdY)

61 Begone, inadvertent remnant of an iPad induced sock!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 04:16 PM (BiNEL)

62 Y'all know what needs to happen to the Buzzfeed scum.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 04:10 PM (abNpZ)

And won't!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 04:17 PM (BiNEL)

63 Could you not find someone with a tracking dog to search for him?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 04:02 PM (abNpZ)

I guy that works for me has a hound but hes a bounder and im afraid he'll get away from me. Most of the people around her are old and not i good shape. Im in shape ad walking through a brushy forest is tough on me, esp in the heat

Posted by: REDACTED at July 20, 2019 04:19 PM (DPjeO)

64 Heat index is 104. They are saying 52% humidity to which I say bullshit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 04:19 PM (dUJdY)

65 It's fun how the pet thread brings out the lurkers.

Lurkers: Welcome! Don't be a stranger!

Posted by: Emmie at July 20, 2019 04:21 PM (4HMW8)

66 I guy that works for me has a hound but hes a bounder and im afraid he'll get away from me. Most of the people around her are old and not i good shape. Im in shape ad walking through a brushy forest is tough on me, esp in the heat
Posted by: REDACTED at July 20, 2019 04:19 PM (DPjeO)

Like Adriane said above, a search and rescue team would probably welcome the opportunity to sharpen the skills of their dogs. You don't have to traipse through the woods with a borrowed dog.

Your local Sheriff's office should have numbers for some search dog folks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 04:22 PM (abNpZ)

67 Heat Index here says 103. Also suspiciously says humidity is 51%.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 04:22 PM (ycWCI)

68 Anonosaurus Wrecks, how old is Charlie?

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18 months. Yes, they say nipping is a common behavior with poodles. He and I will have to work through it. I do think it's all for the best.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 04:25 PM (+y/Ru)

69 64 Heat index is 104. They are saying 52% humidity to which I say bullshit.
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 04:19 PM (dUJdY)


The Warmists want the public to compare plain temperatures of the past to current heat-indexed temperatures.

Posted by: Emmie at July 20, 2019 04:25 PM (4HMW8)

70 I come in peace.

Posted by: Roomba 9000 at July 20, 2019 04:25 PM (tH5fk)

71 Ajax has no problem with the Roomba. He completely ignores it. Considering his reaction to a standard vacuum, it is either the difference of the sound or the fact that I am not holding on to it.

Or he is really a robot and he has nothing to fear from his Skynet brethren.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 04:27 PM (ycWCI)

72 Presdent Obama is the one who did this and not Trump !!! Going back to the moon was done by are Presdent of Coler !!!

Posted by: Mary Cloginstein from Obamaboro, VT and Proud of it !!! at July 20, 2019 04:28 PM (qM84C)

73 I come in peace.
Posted by: Roomba 9000 at July 20, 2019 04:25 PM (tH5fk)

You suck.

But not very efficiently.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 04:28 PM (abNpZ)

74 O/T: A Buzzfeed reporter has doxxed Carpe Donktum, and explicitly distributed his information to nearby Antifa groups. Carpe has 4 young children, so this could get *very* nasty.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 20, 2019 04:05 PM (6XLoz)

Actually the scumbag reporter was from Huffblo, but they're birds of the same feather..

Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2019 04:30 PM (qAR6u)

75
Pic of the dog and the certificate made me laugh hard, I went through half a course of obedience training with Lizzie, my Lab of 9 years fighting her to behave until one night I just said hell with it and let her visit everyone there (there was only 8 or 9 people that night) and it was a different dog after.

Turned out all she wanted was to say hello. We did the meet and greet--just a quick sniff/lick and you never saw such a well behaved animal who ultimately got the award for most improved dog.
To this day, she will look to me for permission to "go see", if I don't allow it she walks away from me, looks back and lies down with her back to me.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 20, 2019 04:30 PM (KATBx)

76 Posted by: Mirror Universe Phil Collins at July 20, 2019 03:39 PM (al2Cf)
This idiot is trying to make a fast buck by calling female aestethicians and asking if they will wax his balls. He's trying especially hard with women whose religions do not allow them to be alone with men, and especially not to handle their meat and two veg.

Maybe they could volunteer to clean him up with a straight razor.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 20, 2019 04:31 PM (n1yOz)

77 He's a creep and a pervert, but maybe even worse, he's a huckster.
Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 04:00 PM (IDjUx)

The only question I have is why does Joe Biden need to have his balls waxed?

No one wants to see those things.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 04:32 PM (Z+IKu)

78 Yep. Still no Arthropods in the Pet Thread.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 04:32 PM (v4v6L)

79 REDACTED, I'm sorry to hear about your blind friend. I get the sense that he might have wandered off and someone "rescued" him.


Eight is a bit young to be giving up the chase, even for a large purebred. Was he ill?

Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 04:35 PM (wB3g3)

80 For fans of the classics, The Dirty Dozen is on at 5:30 Eastern on TCM.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 04:36 PM (S7WbR)

81 Buzzfeed reporter has bad karma.

Posted by: klaftern at July 20, 2019 04:38 PM (RuIsu)

82 Actually the scumbag reporter was from Huffblo, but they're birds of the same feather..
Posted by: kbdabear at July 20, 2019 04:30 PM (qAR6u)

Birds of a shitfeather flock together, Randy.

Posted by: Jim Lahey at July 20, 2019 04:38 PM (S7WbR)

83 78

Go back to the garden thread and read about "the littlest pets," i.e., bees.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 20, 2019 04:40 PM (pPNCa)

84 Afternoon all.

Condolences for those having lost a beloved pet.

Nothing better than new dog smell for those of that have opened your hearts and homes to a new pet.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 04:41 PM (BZzXD)

85 Redacted, prayers for a safe return. Kids just lost a kitty that way. They still hold out hope.

Posted by: Infidel at July 20, 2019 04:42 PM (BLFnH)

86 Mis Hum, no Izzy report this week?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 04:44 PM (BZzXD)

87 okay, so here is an anthropod and her pet - a frog :

http://bit.ly/2EGs31t

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 04:46 PM (ykYG2)

88 urban dictionary needs a lawsuit
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=carpedonktum

Posted by: vivi at July 20, 2019 04:48 PM (11H2y)

89 I read the posts in which people lovingly describe their pets in the past tense with mixed emotions. I know what's coming. And I always get sniffly. They'll break your heart but all that love is worth it.

Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 04:48 PM (wB3g3)

90 I had an older Bloodhound wander up one day and find shade under the tractor. She wasn't in bad shape but looked like she could use a meal. My other dogs that normally would never let another dog on the place didn't pay any attention to her.

She stayed for three days rested and ate and then moved on to wherever she was going.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 04:50 PM (BZzXD)

91 They'll break your heart but all that love is worth it.

I know. I always hold my sweet boy a little tighter after the pet thread. He's only 5 so we have plenty of years left hopefully.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 04:51 PM (dUJdY)

92 a pic of A Big Bug And Her Frog, here -
twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1150721893370085376

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 04:51 PM (ykYG2)

93 She stayed for three days rested and ate and then moved on to wherever she was going.

Aww.. that's so sad.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 04:52 PM (dUJdY)

94 I need to go home and tell my Paisley I love her.

Posted by: Northernlurker at July 20, 2019 04:53 PM (n1yOz)

95
I had an older Bloodhound wander up one day and find shade under the tractor. She wasn't in bad shape but looked like she could use a meal. My other dogs that normally would never let another dog on the place didn't pay any attention to her.

She stayed for three days rested and ate and then moved on to wherever she was going.

Posted by: Ben Had


Sounds like a Disney movie from back in the old days.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 04:55 PM (aKsyK)

96 Carpe Donkum ids the doxxers

As I predicted a week ago, Pro ANTIFA "Journalists" have released my name and are now spreading it around to ANTIFA. @lukeobrien from the Huffington Post dropped my name twice in tweets and The Daily Beast's @willsommer and SPLC's @MichaelEHayden applaud this action.

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 04:55 PM (dm05u)

97 God Bless you all and your pets.

Molly did okay at the vet (after screaming and pooping for the two-minute ride) getting her rabies shot and nails trimmed. Has eye issues we will have to address (something growing in them, same material as nails and hair, I think?), but otherwise fine for a year-old pug

Haggrid, our fat gray cat, is also still well.

Abigail, our black-and-white cat, crossed the rainbow bridge a week ago yesterday, where I know she waits for us, playing with other pets.

I love this thread, may not comment a lot, but I love seeing and hearing about everyone's fur children.

Posted by: acethepug at July 20, 2019 04:56 PM (zHVcO)

98 JC - Lola was a beautiful hound. So sorry you lost her.

Posted by: Grannymimi at July 20, 2019 04:57 PM (u5LFV)

99 Normally I will take stray dogs to the shelter but there was something about this one that I knew would be the wrong thing to do.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 04:58 PM (BZzXD)

100 Lucy, my chemo cat, just watched me unload and store a hundred pounds of ammo.

She then climbed into the box and is taking a nap.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 04:59 PM (PkVlr)

101 100 Lucy, my chemo cat, just watched me unload and store a hundred pounds of ammo.

She then climbed into the box and is taking a nap.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 04:59 PM (PkVlr)
--------
WeaselCat v2 is a Lucy too!

Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 05:00 PM (MVjcR)

102 Probably trying to find his way back home Bed Had. Could be a hundred reasons he was out there but your gut was probably right. I think God takes special care of these wanderers. I sure hope he found what he was looking for.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 05:01 PM (dUJdY)

103 Awww. It's a great name, Lucy.

She was my favorite character in the Chronicles of Narnia.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 05:02 PM (PkVlr)

104 reading here, it seems I have demonstrated that a literal tarantula is more loyal, trustworthy and honest than the average US journalist.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 05:02 PM (ykYG2)

105 18 months. Yes, they say nipping is a common
behavior with poodles. He and I will have to work through it. I do
think it's all for the best.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 04:25 PM (+y/Ru


Do you like this friend? How do we know the poodle doesn't have excellent judgement?

Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 05:02 PM (IDjUx)

106 Jewells, I'm going to go with the happy ending here.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 05:03 PM (BZzXD)

107 Hi Ben Had!
I hope you aren't roasting too much. It's sunny and 72 here at my house. Nice breeze blowing in off the Sound. Mountains are out. Loads of sailboats on the water.

If any of y'all morons get out the the PNW, please contact me and Mark. We'd love to show off the PNW, and buy you dinner.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 05:06 PM (PkVlr)

108 That's one of those things, I believe the bible addresses it that when we get to Heaven that God will answer all questions. Do you think it means.. hey whatever happened to that dog that wandered on my property that one time? I wonder if God will answer everyones questions because man.. I have a shit ton.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 05:09 PM (dUJdY)

109 OT: 'severe thunderstorm watch' until 11 pm tonight, half dollar sized hail and 60 mph gusts.

well, at least it breaks the heat waves.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 05:10 PM (ykYG2)

110 well, at least it breaks the heat waves.

Yep, supposed to only be 84 tomorrow. Blessed relief!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 05:11 PM (dUJdY)

111 Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 04:58 PM (BZzXD)

Sometimes you have trust your instincts!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 05:13 PM (BiNEL)

112 Hi Nurse. Kitties will make a bed out of any empty box won't they?

I adjust my summer schedule to starting at around 3 in the morning and I am done with the horses before it gets hot.

I added one more thing to your package so you can send one to you know who.

They aren't done yet.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 05:13 PM (BZzXD)

113 Earlier this week I heard Rich Zeoli on Philadelphia talk radio. He was talking about some environmentalist idiot who said we have to get rid of air conditioning.

He talked about a heat wave in 1901 that killed 10,000 people. I missed the beginning so I don't know if that was in a certain region or nationwide.

But he did say that in New York City, about 250 horses collapsed and died in the street.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 05:20 PM (sdi6R)

114 *Test*

...if I "pass", I'll see you all on Tuesday's ONT.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at July 20, 2019 05:22 PM (Ckg4U)

115 But he did say that in New York City, about 250 horses collapsed and died in the street.
Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 05:20 PM (sdi6R)

What about hospitals? How about there? What about the proponents homes?

They would last about a day in the summer.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 05:22 PM (ycWCI)

116 114 *Test*

...if I "pass", I'll see you all on Tuesday's ONT.
Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at July 20, 2019 05:22 PM (Ckg4U)

So far, so good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 05:23 PM (ycWCI)

117 114
*Test*




FAIL!!



Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 05:23 PM (vWMNq)

118 113 It's hot in July? Who knew.

Sorta like it's cold and snowy in Jan.


The stupidity of some people astounds me sometimes.

Posted by: Infidel at July 20, 2019 05:23 PM (BLFnH)

119 Earlier this week I read that Berkeley has now outlawed natural gas appliances in new homes starting in 2020.

Idiots. It's cheaper and cleaner than electricity.

Nuclear power is the way to go. Too bad the enviro nazis won't let that happen.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 05:24 PM (PkVlr)

120 ...and the answer is "No" about talking about "The Incident".

My email is in my nic if you're just that freaking curious.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at July 20, 2019 05:24 PM (Ckg4U)

121 SLAP!

*big hugs!*

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 05:24 PM (PkVlr)

122 I saw that story too nurse. Just too fucking stupid for words. Except for my family and any Morons there I wish the damn state would just fall into the ocean already.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 05:25 PM (dUJdY)

123 Nuclear power is the way to go. Too bad the enviro nazis won't let that happen.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 05:24 PM (PkVlr)

*fistbump* McCain's plan for 100 new nuclear plants was about the only thing about that campaign that made me sit up and take notice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 20, 2019 05:25 PM (ycWCI)

124 Bezerkly

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 05:25 PM (BZzXD)

125 Howdy, Nurse rached.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at July 20, 2019 05:26 PM (Ckg4U)

126 Hey SLap!!! I need you to email me at your leisure. Just jewells45 at that yahoo place.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 05:26 PM (dUJdY)

127 Nood Shahade

Posted by: Off the reservation at July 20, 2019 05:26 PM (vWMNq)

128 "119 Earlier this week I read that Berkeley has now outlawed natural gas appliances in new homes starting in 2020.

Idiots. It's cheaper and cleaner than electricity.

Nuclear power is the way to go. Too bad the enviro nazis won't let that happen.
Posted by: Nurse ratched"


Ah, but you see, there smugness and virtue will keep them fed and warm.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 20, 2019 05:26 PM (D/0pR)

129 Okay... I've got to go make dinner. See you all on Tuesday.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Blond at July 20, 2019 05:26 PM (Ckg4U)

130 I didn't know Verizon owns the Huffington Post via Oath Inc.

Posted by: vivi at July 20, 2019 05:28 PM (11H2y)

131 Do you like this friend? How do we know the poodle doesn't have excellent judgement?

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I think her main problem is that she's afraid of dogs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 05:39 PM (+y/Ru)

132 Sorry about the loss of people's furry family members. Always so very hard!

Beautiful pets all

This woman in England created hospice for abandoned dogs so that they can get the end which they deserve.

https://tinyurl.com/y2jj299t

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 05:52 PM (+0VWg)

133 Adorable kitten picture for t6hose that like cats:

https://tinyurl.com/yydsl3rs

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 05:56 PM (+0VWg)

134 *pats Slapweasel on the head*

*scritches Slapweasel behind the ear*

*tosses Slapweasel a beef jerky treat*


Who's a good boy? WHO'S A GOOD BOY?!



What? This *is* the Pet Thread, ain't it?


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX




(welcome back, Slap!)

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2019 06:00 PM (QzJWU)

135 I didn't know Verizon owns the Huffington Post via Oath Inc.

Posted by: vivi at July 20, 2019 05:28 PM (11H2y)


Oh I think there's a lot we don't know about the incestuous relationships between our media "betters".

I do love the misappropriation of the Oath term!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 06:08 PM (BiNEL)

136 Luca is beautiful. Where did you get that giant pet bed?

Posted by: Quilp at July 20, 2019 06:14 PM (Bf3hj)

137 In that first photo, mishum asks if we've "been there done that." Wut? Had a dog chew something, or had a dog chew his/her obedience certificate? Either way - dumb squared.

Posted by: Barney's Fife at July 20, 2019 07:11 PM (zsddc)

138 Trump hates pets
Why?

Posted by: Kurt at July 20, 2019 09:07 PM (wp1MP)

139 The loss of a pet hurts more than many humans you lose in your life. Condolences to those who have lost their 4 legged family members.

Posted by: S.Lynn at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (A2szq)

Saturday Gardening Thread: The littlest pets [KT]

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Hello, gardeners and friends of gardeners! The lovely photo above is from NaughtyPine, whose favorite red lily is always the last to bloom.

Today, we have a special feature from a member of The Horde who has some special pets. I know this isn't the Pet Thread, but these pets are bees. In the garden. There are some nice things from other folks, too. Flowers and food.

Bees

We have had some interesting things come in on insects lately, but this feature from long-time lurk-o-ron Larro has some really great information! Take it away, Larro:

Well, I guess bees aren't great pets...

They won't come when called
They can put some hurt on you
They wont bark to warn you of danger
They wont welcome you and sit on your lap.

All and all, they just as soon you stay the hell out of their way and leave their Queen alone. "THEY" are referring to the most common members of the hive, the worker bees, and they are females, and they can get to number 50,000 in a hive.

They are very busy, you understand. I've read their average life is about 90 days this time of the year. After they crawl out and learn to fly, they are trained to work, and work they do. They spend the first part of their life doing chores in the hive, then they go out and spend the last part gathering pollen to bring back to store. They work themselves to death, literally. Just so the hive can survive.

Who are the other members of the hive? How hard do they work? Well, the Queen numbers only ONE.

There can only be one Queen, and she runs the joint hard and fast. She hands out orders through scents she emits (pheromones). I've never smelled them, but a friend said the attack command smells like bubblegum. All I know for sure is the result of that command; it's perhaps a circle Dante could not reach....

The queen works very hard. To maintain roughly 50,000 workers at one time, of which only live for 90 plus days, she better be laying 1,200 or more eggs per day. Consider she only breeds once early in her life, stores the sperm, and lays eggs until her body starts giving out... at which time the colony will replace her by supersecdure.

Then, there's the lazy bum drones. These are the only males, and mostly they hang around and eat. The only thing they are good for is mating. Period. There may be 300 or more ( I heard because I never tried to count) hanging around in the hive... every time a new queen is hatched ( I heard every 2-4 years0 the queen takes her maiden flight, and is inseminated by about 10-15 males. She stores their sperm, and the lucky males now get to die.

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My Pets

The drone is always the first to get thrown out when times are hard.

I've heard about colony collapse disorder, and pesticides killing bees, and mismanagement. I can't do much about outside my realm. I do like to watch the girls work the blooms in my flowerbeds and gardens. They will let you come close and don't mind you as their only job is to get home with a load for their hive.

Besides, if they are provoked ( and my observation it must be really threatening) they will sting, which means they will die shortly thereafter, and not get their load back home.

They just want to work.

How do I benefit? Not much- I have some tomatoes that may get pollinated, some flowers, maybe some peppers. I only have less than 1/4 acre in a developed neighborhood (my yard...)

In California, crop pollination is a huge deal. Almonds are a $5 Billion industry there, and many bee hives are trucked in expressly for cross pollination.

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A frame of brood and capped honey

Here's a slo mo movie I took of rush hour traffic.

Thanks to CBD for the video edit. And for Larro for all the extra work.

Back in June, we posted a link to an article sent in by Hank Curmudgeon on saving the bees, with notes on their need for a variety of pollen. It's under the photo of the honeybee on Lantana, not a favorite flower of honeybees, but one they will visit if no more tempting flowers are available.

They like sunflowers better. Here are some now, sent in by Island Girl. Sunflowers are a great source of pollen for bees, as long as they aren't those pollen-free hybrid florist types:

Aloha, this is at my parents house in Cottonwood AZ elevation 3500?? They used to grow in our side yard in So Cal many many years ago, Mom still has the touch.

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And here's a honeybee coming in for a landing on a Digitalis (foxglove) sent in by Admirale's Mate:

The excess rain has been good for the flowers this year.

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I see some pollen showing on the peonies growing with this foxglove, which I think may be a perennial type. Not sure if the one above is a biennial or a perennial.

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We have had some great photos of peonies from The Horde this season. We posted this photo from Dr_No a while ago. The color is altered. Think it is a peony? He says the open blooms are about 3 to 3.5 inches across.

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Here is the natural color:

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And here is a peony from the garden of LurkerLou Here for Five Minutes in Fairbanks, Alaska:

I hated to cut them but my mother in law was coming and I wanted her to have a treat. Stunning. These lasted about two weeks in the vase.

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We're getting behind in posting photos of lilies from The Horde. Here's one from Don in Kansas. He is not a fan of fake plants in botanical gardens. There are some lovely photos at the link. Have fun.

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The Edible Garden

Wee Kreek Farm Girl sent the following update from the desert earlier in the month:

The trellis has been a huge success. It is like a treasure hunt finding things on it as they are all intertwined but that makes it fun. I am glad I made a map of what I planted in there because it helps identify some of the things. I have cushaw squash, crenshaw melon, a cucumber called Jibai, Armenian cucumbers, and the last is a Richmond green apple cucumber.

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This looks like a real cucumber, with spines and all. Not a melon like the Armenian Cucumber.

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I'm pretty sure this is the Crenshaw melon.

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There are also lemon cucumbers growing in there somewhere. Also a picture of my Dorsett Golden Apples, I am having a bumper crop this year. We have been eating apples for over a month, I have made a pie, pork and apples, applesauce, and just eating them on a daily basis and we still have at least a hundred more apples on the tree. Only two years in the ground as well. My hot lemon pepper plant has been producing so many peppers (it is three years old now) I have taken to making hot sauce. I am trying a fermented hot sauce recipe, but always interested if the horde has any homemade hot sauce recipes they like.

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Stay tuned for a blueberry zucchini bread recipe.

OOPS. The one that may have come from The Horde seems to have disappeared into computer limbo. But here are two others that look pretty good.

This one has some some applesauce, a little whole wheat flour and cinnamon/nutmeg.

Here's one for lemon blueberry zucchini bread. No applesauce, so it uses more oil. You could add a thin lemon glaze or syrup if you wanted too.

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 remain a lurker.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 01:24 PM




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1 first?

Posted by: lin-duh at July 20, 2019 01:32 PM (UUBmN)

2 Oh yay! You remembered about the blueberry zucchini bread recipe.

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 20, 2019 01:33 PM (Z/jzm)

3 Beautiful flowers. I'm sad that mom's peonies didn't bloom. Nice healthy looking plant, but no buds this year. Not sure why.

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 20, 2019 01:34 PM (Z/jzm)

4 Only thing going on in my yard is the figs ripening. Not a whole bunch but I did manage to make some preserves for Ben Had with lemons I harvested over the winter. I didn't make the preserves as sweet as many recipes call for, I think it kills the flavor of the figs. Otherwise it's too hot for anything else in Texas now.

Posted by: lin-duh at July 20, 2019 01:34 PM (UUBmN)

5 Speaking of bees - how much truth is there, if any, to the "OMG THE BEES ARE GOING EXTINCT" thing?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 01:35 PM (NWiLs)

6 Plants are stupid.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 20, 2019 01:38 PM (Xqo6t)

7 Cool gardening thread, KT!

Great information about bees.

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 01:38 PM (WEBkv)

8 Good afternoon everyone. We got the errands done earlier and are now ensconsed in the air conditioning. And we have no intention to go out until Monday. The heat and humidity in this area is terrible and has been for a few days. It's supposed to break next week. (I hope!!)

Of course, there are the usual proclamations (settled science) about global warming. Apparently, they can't remember a few months ago when the country was having a very tough winter. It should be noted that the record for this time of year was set in 1930. So it took 89 years for the global warming BS to catch up.

Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2019 01:40 PM (bmdz3)

9 5 Speaking of bees - how much truth is there, if any, to the "OMG THE BEES ARE GOING EXTINCT" thing?
Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 01:35 PM (NWiLs)
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Considering the information comes from the same people claiming, "we're all gonna die from global cooling, I mean, global warming, I mean, global climate change," I'd say it's probably close to nonsense.

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 01:40 PM (WEBkv)

10 As usual, the photos for the thread are wonderful. I'm going to reread the section on bees. Like Sherlock Holmes in retirement, they fascinate me. I can say we have had a lot of bee activity around flowers and the clover in the grass. Thanks to all for the submissions.

Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2019 01:45 PM (bmdz3)

11 Interesting details on the honeybees ... queen gets one orgy and stores all that sperm for a couple years? Pretty amazing ... will need to learn more via YouTube I guess.


The Japanese beetles are here now, and I have to spray Sevin after each rain or they'd strip leaves from all my grapes and raspberries, and a few other things. I stay away from the flowers, so hopefully don't lose any bees. I empty four traps of the beetles a couple times a day ... they keep coming, I think the scent brings them in from a distance, but maybe that will save some soybeans (another plant they will chew up, and corn silks at times).

cheers to the growers ...

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2019 01:50 PM (Cus5s)

12 Also, bees also never know the lyrics to any song so they just hum

Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 01:52 PM (vJw+j)

13 Also, bees also never know the lyrics to any song so they just hum

Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 01:52 PM (vJw+j)

Now you're just winging it....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2019 01:54 PM (wYseH)

14 https://tinyurl.com/yypmzf8w


Posted by: ibid at July 20, 2019 01:56 PM (0sukT)

15 Also, bees also never know the lyrics to any song so they just hum

Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 01:52 PM (vJw+j)

Now you're just winging it....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2019 01:54 PM (wYseH)

Oh, buzz off.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 01:57 PM (Ct55T)

16 We are getting enough cherry tomatoes each day to suit our needs, which is nice. BTW last week I said we had Sweet Thousands. Turns out they are called Sweet Millions. A bit smaller and sweeter than the Thousands with a softer skin. It's a good thing we ony put in a few plants. I could overdose on these very easily.

The crepe myrtles in the area are in full bloom in white and all those different shades of purple. Our own little crepe is thriving and heavily in bloom. Lovely. Now if they just had a fragrence like lilacs do.

Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2019 01:58 PM (bmdz3)

17 Food thread/ garden thread crossover:

I made a salsa out of some veggies from warai-onna's garden. Jalapeno, cherry pepper and garlic wrapped up in foil with olive oil, s&p, and bay leaves. Roasted on the grill and left to rest, then deseeded and mashed up with more o.o. and s&p.

Delicioso.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:00 PM (Ct55T)

18 Tried beekeeping this year, lost the queen, tried to requeen, hive was decimated by mites and waxworms. Took the hive apart, froze it in the freezer for about a week to kill any waxworms or mites I missed. Then scrubbed it good with bleach water.

My mistake was only starting with 1 hive (packaged bees). Its too late to start again this year so I will retry next year with at least 3 hives, maybe 5. I can take from the healthy hives to help ones not going as good.

Also I have joined a local beekeepers association and am going to the meetings. They are free and a great resource. It helps to have mentors.

BTW I put in my pw for my agricultural business and got an AG number so its all good down here.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at July 20, 2019 02:03 PM (sPoVZ)

19 94 degrees here.
Getting lots of cucumbers but no ripe peppers or tomatoes. I thought they are supposed to like hot weather.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 02:05 PM (BbGew)

20 I've always wanted to try beekeeping, but I don't think I could handle 50,000 deaths on my conscience.

I can't even keep a pet rock alive.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:05 PM (Ct55T)

21 nasty storms rolled through. 50,000 without power. ours has been out 2 hours. trees down everywhere.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 02:07 PM (KP5rU)

22 Is it super rainy where you are Skip? I don't think they like being over watered regardless of temperature.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:07 PM (yaDQy)

23 Always amazed by honey bees, they absolutely love my watermelon vines and could care less when I work around them - I look at a bumble bee and it's game on.

Posted by: rammajamma at July 20, 2019 02:10 PM (SwWMX)

24 My sister had some kind of lilac sort of plant that local honey bees would congregate around.

You could walk up and pet the things without them batting a compound eye.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:12 PM (Ct55T)

25 21 ... chavez, Hope you are okay. We tracked the storms last night to see if they would be a problem for Mrs. JTB's relatives in the Waukesha area. Didn't know there was a repeat performance today. Stay safe.

Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2019 02:12 PM (bmdz3)

26 Also, bees also never know the lyrics to any song so they just hum

Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 01:52 PM (vJw+j)

Now you're just winging it....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2019 01:54 PM (wYseH)

Oh, buzz off.
Posted by: Warai-otoko


No, it's true. One day we heard this buzzing to the tune of "We've Only Just Begun". Worst infestation of Carpenter bees ever.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, something something punk at July 20, 2019 02:14 PM (lLeln)

27 Long way to go for that one BC....

But worth the trip

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:14 PM (Ct55T)

28 Although we don't have the wisteria anymore that attracted bees, they LOVE our row of Rose of Sharon.

Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2019 02:15 PM (bmdz3)

29 There is a honey bee farm about 1/4 mile away, found a dead bee in my yard the other day. Wondered why.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 02:15 PM (BbGew)

30 There is a honey bee farm about 1/4 mile away, found a dead bee in my yard the other day. Wondered why.
Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 02:15 PM (BbGew)

He was not to bee.

Posted by: Hamlet at July 20, 2019 02:16 PM (Ct55T)

31 Considering the information comes from the same people claiming, "we're all gonna die from global cooling, I mean, global warming, I mean, global climate change," I'd say it's probably close to nonsense.
Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 01:40 PM (WEBkv)

Probably. I just wonder what they latched onto for this new impending ecological disaster that will, like all the others, probably never come to pass.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 02:16 PM (NWiLs)

32 Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 02:16 PM (NWiLs

It's not the disaster, it's the latching that matters.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:18 PM (Ct55T)

33 Bees don't bother me. I have tons around here. lots of small local beekeepers around here. I've though about it myself...I'm still thinking...

Posted by: lin-duh at July 20, 2019 02:18 PM (UUBmN)

34 I grow cayenne and Thai peppers, and for various reasons, I have been grinding the dry peppers and then adding a teaspoon of each to about a half a cup of sesame oil in one of those tiny Ball canning jars, (4 ounce type) and put a lid on each one and pressure cook the filled jars at 15 lbs for about 5-10 minutes. (let cool naturally, you don't want the jars boiling over in the cooker)

It makes a chili oil that will strip the lining out of your throat, but is very, very tasty.

I have my girlfriend's recipe for gochujiang, but I never have the ingredients so I let her make it.

I will can tomato juice with one pepper and one clove of garlic, and basil. I can either drink it or I can use it during the winter for making a potroast.

Oh, and a word of advice on grinding dried Thai and Cayenne peppers: Do it outside or you will feel like you have been gassed.
Remember to clean up outside as well, no sense in being so careful and then gassing yourself over the sink.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 02:19 PM (vJw+j)

35 Watching Gavin McInnes interview Tommy Robinson.

God damn Britain.

Burn that country to the ground.

Posted by: RKae at July 20, 2019 02:20 PM (ry4Ms)

36 I'm a huge fan of gochujiang

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:21 PM (Ct55T)

37 I once made what amounted to a shrimp scampi, and finished it with a big glob of gochujang... good stuff

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:23 PM (Ct55T)

38 God damn Britain.

Burn that country to the ground.

Posted by: RKae at July 20, 2019 02:20 PM (ry

Do not worry. The Brits are pretty much taking care of that. Bring their nukes and the queen over here for protection

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 02:23 PM (yWXpx)

39 25; we are fine. no damage. a few tree limbs down. no power. that's minor.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 02:23 PM (KP5rU)

40 You know, bees may not make great pets, but they make great employees.

1. They don't complain.
2., You don't have to pay for their retirement, health insurance, or unemployment compensation.
3. Even thought they are female, you don't have to worry about sexual harassment lawsuits.
4. They work till they drop and you don't have to send a sympathy card to the hive.
5, Last, but no least, they make honey. Yum.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 20, 2019 02:24 PM (m79Dg)

41 Do not worry. The Brits are pretty much taking care of that. Bring their nukes and the queen over here for protection
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 02:23 PM (yWXpx)

I'll take the nukes, but Brian May can f**k right off.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:25 PM (Ct55T)

42 I'll take the nukes, but Brian May can f**k right off.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:25 PM (Ct55T)

Ah the old broad always did her duty for G/D and County. Always stood by us. Can not blame her her kids and grand kids are tools

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 02:27 PM (yWXpx)

43 Not farming this weekend. Trying not to melt in the heat. According to the thermo-meter its 104 on the deck but feels no more than 103. Humidity must've dropped.

Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 02:28 PM (MVjcR)

44
My corn is starting to get tall, and the plot I put into the "three sisters" of corn squash and scarlet runner beans is growing very strong. I will have to get you a picture, KT.

It also has volunteer tomatoes, volunteer pepper and a volunteer sunflower.


I scraped up hills to plant on, and I think it was a mistake. I suspect a hill the size of of mole hill is not enough volume to keep the roots moist, and I would need to scrape one much larger.
The squash leaves in that plot are starting to wilt in the late afternoon which tells me there is not enough moisture. Normally this is not an issue with our clayey soil, so I suspect it is the hill.

In my more traditional garden I have been planting in shallow bowls I dig out, that allows the water to be kept at the plant instead of running all over. I will try that if I do a three sisters next year.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 02:30 PM (vJw+j)

45 Neighbors have hives and harvest honey. It is yummy.

Posted by: Infidel at July 20, 2019 02:31 PM (BLFnH)

46 Did I mention getting stung on the nose by a wasp last Saturday? Not recommended.

Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 02:32 PM (MVjcR)

47 eugh saw some spotted lanter flies yesterday

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 02:33 PM (dm05u)

48 lin-duh at July 20, 2019 01:34 PM

Figs are great!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 02:33 PM (BVQ+1)

49 vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 02:33 PM

Oh, no. Not those lantern flies.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 02:34 PM (BVQ+1)

50 I'm allergic so if I encounter a bee I'm the one getting hives

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 02:35 PM (dm05u)

51 43 ... "Not farming this weekend. Trying not to melt in the heat."

Weasel, Glad you are being careful in the heat. Besides, you have to hold yourself in reserve in case WeaselWoman needs assistance. (Seriously, hope her wrist is coming along okay.)

Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2019 02:38 PM (bmdz3)

52 first diogenes, now weasel
who will be the 3rd wss sting victim?

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 02:39 PM (dm05u)

53 Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:00 PM

Sounds delicious. Do you oil the foil first?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 02:42 PM (BVQ+1)

54 Love the slow-mo bee video.

Mr. Bar-the-Door has kept bees. When they start to move fast, sometimes you have to be careful.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 02:43 PM (BVQ+1)

55 46 Did I mention getting stung on the nose by a wasp last Saturday? Not recommended.
Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 02:32 PM (MVjcR)

next time hold him by the wings.

Posted by: ibid at July 20, 2019 02:44 PM (0sukT)

56 From Idaho's Treasure Valley: At this time of year, when temps regularly stay over 90 F (often above 95, sometimes over 100), I get up at 7, go outside to work for a few hours, then come in and eat breakfast. This week was nicely cool (80's) but next week is supposed to be a scorcher.

Husband reminded me last week after I'd written my post, that whenever we're gone, our local California Quail decide we've left for good and "move in" to our paddock. Sometimes they hang out in the corn patch, but this time, they've been hiding (with babies!!!) in our future burn pile.

My current harvesting is mostly shelling peas, lavender buds, and chamomile. The shelling peas have very few flowers, and some of the vines have died, so we're approaching the end of those. Husband is in charge of harvesting red raspberries. I do get to nibble occasional blueberries, on the one bush that's producing.

We did just start harvesting zucchini this week (6 so far). I've spotted some golf-ball size tomatoes on 2 of the 7 plants. Two of the potato vines are wilting, so we might harvest those within the next two weeks. The 2 'Sugar Baby' watermelon plants have various tiny melons, but 3 of the melons are approaching softball size - amazing how fast they expand, once they get going. The butternut squash vines are growing rapidly.

The "Hummingbird Mix" I bought from Territorial Seed Company is a big success. I've been trying to identify the flowers that came up. The show started with Spurred Snapdragon, in colors from white and yellow, to shades of lavender to magenta. They're about 1-2 feet tall, and rather thin-stemmed. The Wild Petunia, in bright magenta-purple, seems pretty aggressive and... not particularly pretty (but then, I'm no petunia fan), but there sure is a lot of it. I'm now getting the Scarlet Sage, which seems most likely to attract any hummingbirds that may be around - that's up in the 2.5 to 3 foot range. (The packet info sheet lists 16 species, but either they didn't show up, or I haven't been able to ID them yet.)

My herb garden really needs shearing, but I'm waiting until after the Western Idaho Fair. I thought, since this is the first time I'm going to enter their contests, I'll keep it simple and just enter in one category - since my herbs look great, that's where I'll start. I'll figure out how the entry system works, see how it goes, then decide if I'll enter more categories in the future.

Posted by: Pat* at July 20, 2019 02:44 PM (2pX/F)

57 The Queen is the most important piece on the board.

***


...... what, wrong thread? hmph!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2019 02:45 PM (QzJWU)

58 I don't usually come to this thread, but I really enjoyed the write up on bees, thank you. I was surprised at how much pollen was on their legs in the video. They looked like little pollen balls. Cute!

Posted by: Max Power at July 20, 2019 02:46 PM (q177U)

59 Wee Kreek Farm Girl does an amazing job with her desert garden.


So does LurkerLou in Alaska.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 02:47 PM (BVQ+1)

60 What I've learned today is that queen bees are gangbang freaks!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 02:51 PM (NWiLs)

61 Probably due to the miserable heat but I've been thinking about the earliest plantings for next year. So far I've listed leaf letuuce, peas, and radishes.

Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2019 02:52 PM (bmdz3)

62 Don't forget the other hard working bee species. We keep Mason and leaf cutter bees plus we have a number of local ground bees.

Earlier this year I counted eight different bee species pollenating my blackberries. From honey bees to tiny little black ones.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at July 20, 2019 02:53 PM (6BeZO)

63 Also I have joined a local beekeepers association and am going to the meetings. They are free and a great resource. It helps to have mentors.


One of my favorite thing about the existence of humans is subcultures. You'll stumble on something you've never heard of and it turns out that people are devoting their lives to narrow sections of it.

Of course there's a beekeepers' association and of course they would welcome new members and try to pass on the knowledge.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 02:54 PM (fuK7c)

64 The foliage on NaughtyPine's lilies looks so healthy. Adds to the beauty of the flowers.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 02:59 PM (BVQ+1)

65 I love Crenshaw melons. Good choice for the desert.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 03:01 PM (BVQ+1)

66 51 43 ... "Not farming this weekend. Trying not to melt in the heat."

Weasel, Glad you are being careful in the heat. Besides, you have to hold yourself in reserve in case WeaselWoman needs assistance. (Seriously, hope her wrist is coming along okay.)
Posted by: JTB at July 20, 2019 02:38 PM (bmdz3)
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Thanks JTB. She's fine really. She had the other wrist done a couple of months ago and seems to be bouncing back faster this time.

And no joke about the heat. I've learned not to mess around when it's this hot!

Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 03:01 PM (MVjcR)

67 53 Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 02:00 PM

Sounds delicious. Do you oil the foil first?
Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 02:42 PM (BVQ+1)

I just lay everything out on a big piece of foil first, glug some olive oil all over everything, the wrap it all up. Let convection do the work.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 20, 2019 03:03 PM (Ct55T)

68
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Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 03:03 PM (BqBId)

69 2 years ago I had a pretty good hive going in an unused compost bin. I had beekeepers fighting to come take the hive. They all also offer to help me start if I ever decide to start a hive myself. Nice people.

Posted by: lin-duh at July 20, 2019 03:04 PM (UUBmN)

70 KT, both of those look pretty good. Thanks! I will let you know how they turn out. It won't be 'til this heat wave breaks, though. Too hot to bake right now!

Posted by: My life is insanity at July 20, 2019 03:04 PM (Z/jzm)

71 Another good thread. I like Don's lilies, and Wee Kreek Farm Girl growing melons in the desert? Now that's dedication. I wonder if they have one of those Dorsett Golden Apple trees in a nursery around here... I'd like to give one of those a try.

Posted by: 40 miles north at July 20, 2019 03:07 PM (o2vOl)

72 >> 6 Plants are stupid.
Yes trolls are smarter than plants, but not by much.

Posted by: 40 miles north at July 20, 2019 03:14 PM (o2vOl)

73 Oh, and a word of advice on grinding dried Thai and Cayenne peppers: Do it outside or you will feel like you have been gassed.
Remember to clean up outside as well, no sense in being so careful and then gassing yourself over the sink.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 20, 2019 02:19 PM (vJw+j)

Heh. I dehydrated a few pounds of Scorpion tails two seasons ago. Yep. Dehydrator went on the table outside! a friend from the pub bought every grain of scorpion tail powder I ground. I have 10 plants again this year and a non-hot habanero type called 'Roulette'. Gonna make the boys at the pub think im eating one of those hot bastages!

Started two flats of peppers in the closet beneath flourescents. have 4-6 of 15 varieties: Jalapeno M, Mucho Nacho (this is probably my favorite in the garden), Paquimi Jalapeno, Serrano (some newer type as the 'old' types should be pubescent, 'hairy-leaved') Red Peter, Cayenne 'Thick, Red', Hungarian Wax hot, Corbaci Sweet, Garden Salsa (always the first one to bear mature fruits) and 3 types that I brought back with me from the Philippines: Little upright flaming-hot rascals.



" I have taken to making hot sauce. I am trying a fermented hot sauce recipe, but always interested if the horde has any homemade hot sauce recipes they like."

Here is my taco sauce. Not 'salsa' but a kind of 'Ortega taco sauce' clone:

3 1/2 pounds red-ripe Jalapenos or whatever red ripe hots you have on hand. Stem and seed, chop coarsely.

Tomatoes. Enough for 20 cups after parboiled, cored, skinned.

2 medium onions. Coarsely chopped.

10 cloves garlic. Coarsely chopped.

1/4 cup vegetable oil.

A big enamel pot. Heat oil in pot, add onions and just cook 4-5 minutes. Add peppers and heat through until beginning to soften. Add garlic until fragrant. Add tomatoes. Cook until soft and mixture is RED. Run through a food mill to remove seeds. Return to pot, bring to simmer and cook down until fairly thick, maybe 45 minutes?. Add:

2 cups white vinegar, 2 Tablespoons canning salt, 12 oz can tomato paste, 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon garlic powder, 1 Tablespoon chili powder, 1 Tablespoon cumin, 3 tablespoons lime juice. This may look a bit loose, but it will thicken when it is canned and cooled, but you may simmer a few more minutes if you think it is not thick enough). Remove from heat, add some freshly-ground black pepper.

This will make 'about' 10 pints. I actually bottle and can mine in small Coca-Cola bottles, capped, and processed in a boiling-water bath. Then I store in the refrigerator just to be sure the caps are sealed. They make cool gift presentations. Process 1/2 pint jars 15 minutes.








Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at July 20, 2019 03:15 PM (Vy7tf)

74 I garden in eastern TN, and benefit mightily from neighbors with bee hives. I do find it amusing that the types of people (and not meaning anyone here at all) lecturing us on high from their ivory towers about only planting native plants fall into such hysterics about the decline of the honeybee population; honeybees are not native to the continent, let alone the US. Our native bees are solitary, and there are a plethora of other insects besides bees who do a great deal of the pollinating of native plants, and those pesky non-natives as well.

Posted by: Velvet glove, iron fist at July 20, 2019 03:22 PM (TWYSF)

75 Two Bees or not Two bees?
Fun watching those returning with pollen and one getting a boost up by a mate.The punks were just hanging around looking for easy honey's and a quicky with the queen then a dirt nap.Aaah 3 months of bliss for some 3 months of buzzing around till ya croak and the queen gets a speedy 15 Players early on then lies around and fertilizes thousands of eggs with stored sperm for 4 years....must say she has some balls.
had many a sting as a youngster walking barefoot under our grape vine arbour where the lil b'tards were supping on the downed fruit.

Posted by: saf at July 20, 2019 03:23 PM (5IHGB)

76 "Also I have joined a local beekeepers association
and am going to the meetings. They are free and a great resource. It
helps to have mentors.
BTW I put in my pw for my agricultural business and got an AG number so its all good down here."Posted by: The Walking Dude


awesome ... we need many more producers, instead of consolidating into a few MegaFarms or MegaHort. Good luck ...


There is a beekeeper association I might join, but it is like an hour trip one way ... might do it, but there is a lot online. Some human contact might be nice though, despite how convenient my digital friends are.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2019 03:36 PM (Cus5s)

77 40 miles north at July 20, 2019 03:07 PM

Actually, some melons are easier than most squash or cucumbers in the desert. But she still does a remarkable job. You are right.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 03:50 PM (BVQ+1)

78 Cicero Kaboom! Kid. at July 20, 2019 03:15 PM

Thanks for all the great pepper information!

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at July 20, 2019 03:51 PM (BVQ+1)

79 Great stuff today. I loved the primer on honeybees.

Posted by: Cumberland Astro at July 20, 2019 04:06 PM (d9Cw3)

80 Thanks for all the kudos everyone, but mostly I think it is just water. Everyday. No missing a day or all is lost. 40 miles is right, some are much easier than others. The Mahdu melon, Crenshaw and Tigger melon all really seem to like the heat so they aren't much trouble. Armenian cucumbers thrive in the heat, and lemon cucumbers seem to like it fine as well. Some of the other cucumbers are getting a bit bitter with the heat but still producing. Zucchini still going strong, but I am doing fish emulsion every other week and that has helped. Getting some kohlrabi finally, took forever to make a bulb and the papalo is coming along nicely. Getting ready for my next big planting time which is August 15th. Oh, and I got my Dorsett Golden Apple at Summerwinds Nursery in Phoenix, not sure if you have them where you are 40 miles.

Posted by: wee kreek farm girl at July 20, 2019 05:45 PM (FPsBl)

81 Pat* at July 20, 2019 02:44 PM
Keep us updated on your brood of baby quail.
It's typical to only get germination of a few kinds of flowers from flower mixes.

Thanks for the great report. Have fun at the fair.

Posted by: KT at July 20, 2019 08:31 PM (BVQ+1)

82 wee kreek farm girl at July 20, 2019 05:45 PM
I'm surprised you have kohlrabi forming bulbs this late. Wouldn't be surprised if you were in Oregon.

I had never heard of Papalo until today.

Posted by: KT at July 20, 2019 08:34 PM (BVQ+1)

83 Late to the thread but I just wanted to share. We've talked here about planning remnants of vegetables we used and I tried it again this year as I have in the past. Tried the cauliflower and it grow but bolted. Well at least now I have seed for cauliflower although it doesn't do too well in this Zone unless the year is just right.

But the two onions that I planted did great. Each produced 6 onions and some of them are the biggest I've ever grown. We had a lot of rain earlier and then I got warm I attributed it to that and they were all planted in well-drained circumstances. Don't know why I bother Planting onions their cheap but it's handy to have one around and not have to run to the store when you need one. Be well green thumbs.

Posted by: Farmer at July 20, 2019 08:49 PM (2+yJZ)

84 Wee Kreek has got quite the green thumb. Our Idaho weather has kinda sucked. Apricots are just ripening and only one tomato (black prince) so far. All the hops fields around are growing like there's no tomorrow. At least everything is green.

Posted by: S.Lynn at July 20, 2019 10:18 PM (A2szq)

85 Farmer at July 20, 2019 08:49 PM
Cauliflower is touchy. Nice to know about your experience with the onions.

Posted by: KT at July 21, 2019 01:07 AM (BVQ+1)

86 Another fantastic year upon us !

Vine plants, use cattle paneling as arches for the vines to climb. Basalt with tomato fertilizer and hydro gel to keep plants from drying out easily. 5 gal pails with small tubing to water the plats easily and quickly, with economy of water. weed mat and a little weeding now and then. Fantastic yields and couldn't hardly get any easier. (kill a few bugs now and them)

Posted by: ron n. at July 21, 2019 03:03 AM (om5HK)

Apollo 11 and American History [KT]

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Gerard Van de Leun put up a series of posts on the Apollo 11 mission at American Digest. Have you seen anything else interesting on this topic?

Here are some clues to content of each post:

Bill Whittle

The four curves that put us on the moon

It was all faked

A family affair

The descent

The descent according to Neil Armstrong

And today, Moonrise.

A lot of interesting information in the links above, some poetry and some drama. I thought this was worth thinking about, from the post about the four curves:

After everyone else had finished speaking at the Caltech gathering, Neil Armstrong calmly rose and went to a chalkboard. He drew four bell-type curves, spaced slightly apart, and labeled them: Leadership, Threat, Economy, and Talent. And he said to the room, "My thought is, when you get all these lined up, you can't stop something really big from happening." Indeed, the early 1960s had it all: a bold (and in some ways, desperate) president; the threat of the Soviet Union; flush federal coffers; and an unprecedented number of college-educated youngsters. When the curves aligned, Armstrong suggested that an Apollo could rise. According to Gerry Griffin, engineer, flight director and eventual director of the Johnson Space Center, everyone in the room was nodding in agreement, as if to say "Of course, that's it."

The analysis of rarely aligned curves can help explain why we haven't yet sent humans back into the cosmos. But four peaks fail to fully capture the miracle: 400,000 souls uniting in peacetime on a project so ambitious as to appear ludicrous.

There was also a post about Teddy Kennedy's "achievement" during that time.

And some music released from the White House. Much nicer.

American History

Further to last week's post, I had some interactions with "friends of friends" on Facebook that really convinced me that a serious segment of our society is dedicated to wiping out anything good in American history (and most anything bad from communist history) because, "feelings". And I am not ready to abandon the flag that represents to Founding to associates of CNN's new white supremacist contributor, whose economic ideas are very similar to the progressives who think they are effective against people like him.

And earlier this week, in a different format, J.J. Sefton picked up this piece from VDH about the left's push to dismantle America:

In their radical progressive view -- shared by billionaires from Silicon Valley, recent immigrants and the new Democratic Party -- America was flawed, perhaps fatally, at its origins. Things have not gotten much better in the country's subsequent 243 years, nor will they get any better -- at least not until America as we know it is dismantled and replaced by a new nation predicated on race, class and gender identity-politics agendas.

About half the country disagrees. It insists that America's sins, past and present, are those of mankind. But only in America were human failings constantly critiqued and addressed.

America does not have be perfect to be good. . . .

The traditionalists see American history as a unique effort to overcome human weakness, bias and sin. That effort is unmatched by other cultures and nations, and explains why millions of foreign nationals swarm into the United States, both legally and illegally.

These arguments over our past are really over the present -- and especially the future.

If progressives and socialists can at last convince the American public that their country was always hopelessly flawed, they can gain power to remake it based on their own interests. These elites see Americans not as unique individuals but as race, class and gender collectives, with shared grievances from the past that must be paid out in the present and the future.

We've seen something like this fight before, in 1861 -- and it didn't end well.


So, here is another review of that new, more balanced history textbook, suitable for students on a path to an AP history exam:

McClay presents the upheavals of the twentieth century as the result of an ever-present temptation to deviate from the Founding's principles. The consistent application of this critique is one of this book's greatest strengths. . . . . McClay doesn't sacrifice facts, but instead builds up from them, reintroducing a grandeur to American history all but absent in most books of this kind.

Hope it helps.

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Posted by: HA at July 20, 2019 11:50 AM (MAstk)

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Posted by: HA at July 20, 2019 11:50 AM (MAstk)

3 Looks like a lot of good links.

Soyuz MS-13 is scheduled to launch to the ISS at 12:28 pm EDT.

NASA TV:
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

Roscosmos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAB3PhS-96M

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 11:53 AM (sdi6R)

4 WTH


Corgies were called.

Posted by: HA at July 20, 2019 11:53 AM (MAstk)

5 Eff a bunch o' progs.

Posted by: BignJames at July 20, 2019 11:53 AM (ykq7q)

6

MS-13 in space!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:55 AM (aKsyK)

7 I'm watching some of the live feed replays. There are some who apparently believe the Apollo program was faked, or a hoax.

Having watched the incredible 16mm films of the lunar surface, undocking, descent, EVA, what are they thinking? Absolutely amazing terrain, there's no way that could be faked convincingly, even today.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 20, 2019 11:56 AM (psL96)

8 14th reason that we know that the Moon landing was faked; the astronauts didn't bring back any green cheese.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 11:56 AM (+y/Ru)

9 About half the country disagrees. It insists that America's sins, past and present, are those of mankind. But only in America were human failings constantly critiqued and addressed.
America does not have be perfect to be good. . . .

The traditionalists see American history as a unique effort to overcome human weakness, bias and sin. That effort is unmatched by other cultures and nations, and explains why millions of foreign nationals swarm into the United States, both legally and illegally.


Yes. This.

I recall some celebrity marveling that the US, "the country of slavery," had elected a black man for president. He spoke as if we had invented slavery.

He was a "seasoned" celebrity, and old enough to know better.

Posted by: Emmie at July 20, 2019 11:56 AM (4HMW8)

10 6

MS-13 in space!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:55 AM (aKsyK)


The capsule needs more tattoos.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 11:57 AM (sdi6R)

11 I wonder if the leftists in this country realize they have long been used to create strife and anarchy in order to create the conditions necessary for civil war and/or economic collapse, and chaos. These are further the conditions necessary to smash individual nation states, sovereignty, and the right of self-determination.

Are they cool with that? Are they cool with sacrificing their children for that? Because that's what this is about. It isn't any more complicated than that.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 20, 2019 12:00 PM (psL96)

12 "I'm not refusing to answer questions. I'm just not answering questions. Don't you put down that I'm refusing!"
"Call the ambulamps!"


WTF?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 20, 2019 12:00 PM (GDooN)

13 Things have not gotten much better in the country's subsequent 243 years, nor will they get any better -- at least not until America as we know it is dismantled and replaced by a new nation predicated on race, class and gender identity-politics agendas.

The biggest flaw with this approach, even if it had the slightest merit, is that what is acceptable today will be banned tomorrow. Progressivism cannot rest, it cannot win or finish its work. In order to have any meaning or justification, it has to keep progressing, forever.

And you cannot build a society around that, its just unstable chaos. If you demand something today, then ban it next week, nobody knows how anything works and cannot plan, build, or have a future. That kind of chaos is simply destructive not just to civilization or society, but individuals. It cannot work, ever.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 20, 2019 12:02 PM (39g3+)

14 In short, they are being used to make the world "safe" for an unelected one world government. As bad as ours may be .. it's only this bad because they've already surrendered (obviously) but they don't have the guts to inform the American people.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 20, 2019 12:03 PM (psL96)

15 It's hard to explain how big the space program was from the beginning. I remember not liking the candy called sputnik because it was named after those dirty Reds. I couldn't get enough of it on tv.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 12:03 PM (K22Va)

16 Posted before, here's a filmmaker debunking the "landing hoax", purely because they couldn't have faked it. He's probably not someone I'd have much in common with politically, but speaking entirely from the point of view of someone who had worked with film and video of the era he says it would have been simpler to just go to the moon than to fake it with the technology of the era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_loUDS4c3Cs

It helps when you understand that the people who push the hoax myth don't know or care what's possible and what's not, it's just a symptom of some other pathology.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 12:04 PM (t+qrx)

17 Hey moslems! We landed Christian men on your "god". I guess you were totally wrong, and are going to hell!

Posted by: Chris M at July 20, 2019 12:05 PM (6XZdO)

18 We Built the Saturn V

https://www.airspacemag.com/space/we-built-saturn-v-180964759/

We couldn't go to the moon in this century because we can't even agree on what is a gender for that one small step.

Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at July 20, 2019 12:07 PM (4ceyg)

19 Some conspiracy theories I can understand. I mean I can understand why some people believe a conspiracy theory as opposed to believing random things happen.
But I can't wrap my brain around why people believe the moon landing never happened.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at July 20, 2019 12:08 PM (JgA4k)

20 I remember an interview with the former Mexican president, Senor Fox. In response to a question he very clearly stated it is not illegal for illegal aliens to move to the US. It's always had this odor about it, that previous administrations or state department weenies cut some secret deal. Congress is out to lunch, etc.

That's why you got Trump. Drain the swamp, expose them all, "though the heaven's may fall". This must happen. It is simply the human condition. Every now and then, all the cream at the top needs to be skimmed off. No way around it, it's always been this way. Keeps 'em honest. A few lampposts is all it takes. I don't like the idea, but it's the only way apparently. Do unto others before they do unto you. Please.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 20, 2019 12:08 PM (psL96)

21 16 Posted before, here's a filmmaker debunking the "landing hoax", purely because they couldn't have faked it. He's probably not someone I'd have much in common with politically, but speaking entirely from the point of view of someone who had worked with film and video of the era he says it would have been simpler to just go to the moon than to fake it with the technology of the era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_loUDS4c3Cs

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 12:04 PM (t+qrx)


Thanks for linking that. I've seen it before. I mentioned it yesterday, although I misremembered it as an article rather than a video.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:09 PM (sdi6R)

22 I don't believe that "half" of the country wants to "dismantle" America by wiping out it's history.

It's probably 25-30%

Unfortunately there are is a significant portion of bleeding hearts, do-gooders and other "go along to get along" types who help facilitate the goals of the radicals because they don't realize where it leads.

Add to that the distracted, the dumb and the " I only care about money" businessman types and here's where we are.....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 12:09 PM (NFEMn)

23 I can't wrap my brain around why people believe the moon landing never happened.

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Moon landing = American exceptionalism. That cannot stand!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 12:10 PM (+y/Ru)

24 Obligatory Mitchell and Webb fake moon landing sketch.

https://youtu.be/P6MOnehCOUw

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 12:10 PM (fuK7c)

25 The jerkoffs at the UK Guardian have an article up: "Apollo 11 is Precisely Not the Nationalism of Trump" (paraphrasing).

Hilariously, perfectly wrong.

Trump's nationalism is exactly that which brought us Apollo 11:

"America is uniquely great because of our principles and our people. I want America to be great again in the old way, because that America is the exquisite engine for positive global development that helps every citizen of the world."

Trump so lives inside the skulls of these idiots that they avoid reality at all costs.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 20, 2019 12:10 PM (xgyDD)

26 repost from late in last thread

shilling 3 Moron authors series that are on Kindle Unlimited because there is a KU deal right now - 3 months for the price of one

linky in nicky

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 12:11 PM (dm05u)

27

Does the Moon have a preferred pronoun?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 12:11 PM (aKsyK)

28 Relatively speaking, comparing the vast distances to other moons or planets, our moon is not very far away. Like a walk around the block. Why is this accomplishment so hard to grasp, that we could travel to it, and many instead believe we only pretended to land on a sound-stage or some such? What is their problem?

Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2019 12:12 PM (9+jnX)

29 Some conspiracy theories I can understand. I mean I can understand why some people believe a conspiracy theory as opposed to believing random things happen.
But I can't wrap my brain around why people believe the moon landing never happened.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at July 20, 2019 12:08 PM (JgA4k)

I can understand some skepticism on the part of some older Americans--in 1969.

It just probably seemed so fantastical. There were areas in the country where no too long before the moon landing, people would still point out an airplane in the sky every time they saw one.

But anyone who TODAY insists it was all fake, is a crank.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 12:13 PM (NFEMn)

30 25 The jerkoffs at the UK Guardian have an article up: "Apollo 11 is Precisely Not the Nationalism of Trump" (paraphrasing).

The only reason they would say that is ...because...

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at July 20, 2019 12:13 PM (JgA4k)

31 That's why you got Trump. Drain the swamp, expose them all, "though the heaven's may fall". This must happen. It is simply the human condition. Every now and then, all the cream at the top needs to be skimmed off. No way around it, it's always been this way. Keeps 'em honest. A few lampposts is all it takes. I don't like the idea, but it's the only way apparently. Do unto others before they do unto you. Please.
Posted by: Common Tater at July 20, 2019 12:08 PM


Research the phrase "circulation of the elites".

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 20, 2019 12:13 PM (ldJ5T)

32 Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at July 20, 2019 12:07 PM (4ceyg)

Babylon Bee has a story-can't find the link about a re-do of the faked moon landings with an all female cast. I think Scarlett Johhanson (sp_ is going to be one of the astronauts, "One small step for mankind, womankind, humankind, trangendered, gender fluid and otherkin."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 12:14 PM (+0VWg)

33 > It's probably 25-30%

Nope, it's not anything like that.

Don't confuse the volume of the screaming with the number of people doing the screaming.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 20, 2019 12:14 PM (GDooN)

34 Neat links KT.

A neat site that debunks the halfwit debunkers.
http://www.clavius.org/

This site has every photo (I think) taken by the Apollo astronauts from Apollo 7-17.
https://tinyurl.com/pexttpf

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at July 20, 2019 12:15 PM (TDyHc)

35 getting sporty here. streets lights on, air is soup, tornado warnings everywhere.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 12:15 PM (KP5rU)

36 1st

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 12:16 PM (BqBId)

37 Unfortunately there are is a significant portion of bleeding hearts, do-gooders and other "go along to get along" types who help facilitate the goals of the radicals because they don't realize where it leads.

Joe, in my circles, these blind ones think it makes them good people. They are awarding themselves morality "points."

Posted by: Emmie at July 20, 2019 12:17 PM (4HMW8)

38 23 I can't wrap my brain around why people believe the moon landing never happened.

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Moon landing = American exceptionalism. That cannot stand!

_________________________________________________

Bingo. Moon landing denial is largely motivated by hatred of the United States.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 20, 2019 12:17 PM (AZD0r)

39 13 Reasons Why Columbus' Discovery of America Was Fake

1. It's a really long way from Spain.
2. They'd have fallen of the edge of the world.
3. There be dragons.
4. No Google Maps in those days.
. . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 12:17 PM (+y/Ru)

40 Relatively speaking, comparing the vast distances to other moons or planets, our moon is not very far away. Like a walk around the block.
Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2019 12:12 PM


OTOH, as the saying goes, once you make it to LEO (Low Earth Orbit), you're half-way to anywhere.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 20, 2019 12:17 PM (ldJ5T)

41 The Apollo Program was all faked.

Here is the real story. The Old Negri Space Program:

https://youtu.be/T6xJzAYYrX8

Posted by: Sharkman at July 20, 2019 12:18 PM (xgyDD)

42 28 Relatively speaking, comparing the vast distances to other moons or planets, our moon is not very far away. Like a walk around the block. Why is this accomplishment so hard to grasp, that we could travel to it, and many instead believe we only pretended to land on a sound-stage or some such? What is their problem?
Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2019 12:12 PM (9+jnX)


Because the people espousing such conspiracy theories are cognitively disenfranchised, and realize that there is no way they themselves could possibly have even been involved in any such undertaking except perhaps in a custodial capacity, and therefore doubt that anyone else could have been either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 12:18 PM (YqDXo)

43 So did the astronauts see alien bases on the moon? That's what I want to know.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at July 20, 2019 12:18 PM (JgA4k)

44 Some white men did something. For patriarchy.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 12:19 PM (NWiLs)

45 43 So did the astronauts see alien bases on the moon? That's what I want to know.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at July 20, 2019 12:18 PM (JgA4k)

Nazis.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 12:20 PM (NWiLs)

46 Does the Moon have a preferred pronoun?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 12:11 PM (aKsyK)


Funny thing about that, our moon is the only one that doesn't have a full proper name. It's just the moon.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 12:20 PM (t+qrx)

47 44 Some white men did faked something. For patriarchy.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 12:19 PM (NWiLs)

The leftist/ feminist perspective.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 12:20 PM (YqDXo)

48 Speaking of American history, given the discussion (and time frame), I think the argument over Beatles or Stones is not something that could or would be had today, not just because nobody does it like that anymore, but because people don't have that level of sustained interest in music.

Stuff comes and goes so fast now, that even if it wasn't throwaway garbage, listeners throw it away. They wouldn't know how not to.

So I'm going to give the music industry something of a pass. They're catering to a market, and that's capitalism. Can't argue with it. Well, I could, but I won't.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 12:21 PM (cY3LT)

49 It is probably the same people who think 9/11 was an inside job.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 12:21 PM (PUmDY)

50 Here is the real story. The Old Negro Space Program:

https://youtu.be/T6xJzAYYrX8
Posted by: Sharkman at July 20, 2019 12:18 PM (xgyDD)


That is one of the funniest videos ever created.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 12:21 PM (t+qrx)

51 How long has the practice of dropping your pants to show others your bum been called mooning, or hanging a moon?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, champion of Urkers everywhere at July 20, 2019 12:21 PM (JgA4k)

52 I suspect most of the scribblers nit-picking the US space program an "US Nationalism" came of age after the end of the Cold War. None of them had to practice "duck and cover" in the second grade.

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 12:21 PM (Pqytn)

53 Minorities and women had long ago been to the moon. They just went to the dark side, and were modest about it, unlike those braggadocio white men (/spit).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 12:21 PM (YqDXo)

54 Here is the Babylon Bee article about the remake of the faked moon landing:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yyqx9dog

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:22 PM (sdi6R)

55 "When imperfections in the circulation of governing elites prevent the attainment of such judicious mixtures among the governing, regimes either degenerate into hidebound and ossified bureaucracies incapable of renewal and adaptation, or into weak regimes of squabbling lawyers and rhetoricians incapable of decisive and forceful action. When this happens, the governed will succeed in overthrowing their rulers and new elites will institute a more effective regime."

Yeah. What he said.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 20, 2019 12:22 PM (psL96)

56 The reason we abandoned space is that after the Moon landing, aliens came to earth and sabotaged all the space programs

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 12:22 PM (dm05u)

57 53 Minorities and women had long ago been to the moon. They just went to the dark side, and were modest about it, unlike those braggadocio white men (/spit).
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 12:21 PM (YqDXo)

The Egyptians got there first, thousands of years ago.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 12:23 PM (NWiLs)

58 Funny thing about that, our moon is the only one that doesn't have a full proper name. It's just the moon.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 12:20 PM (t+qrx)


It's kind of like "The Man." The moon don't care about your pronouns. That's what makes it the moon.

All other moons are just pretenders and can go sux eggs.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 12:23 PM (cY3LT)

59 Ralph Kramden was sending Alice to the Moon in the '50s.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 12:25 PM (+y/Ru)

60 The thing that's amazing to me is that those promulgating conspiracy theories seem utterly impervious to logic and/or common sense.

The moon landings, 9/11, the Kennedy assassination all huge conspiracies. Sure, dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands of people involved, each of whom has remained tight-lipped for years or decades. None has ever drunk too much, ever bragged to impress a chick, never offered to tell the truth to beat a criminal rap, never been tempted to write a tell-all book.

It's ridiculous. At one point only two people knew Clinton had received a beejer in the Oval Office. Now natives in Papua New Guinea with bones through their noses know all about it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 12:25 PM (YqDXo)

61 Tornado Warning including Green Bay WI, Appleton WI, De Pere WI until 12:00 PM CDT
*******
Cheesehead Morons heads up

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 12:25 PM (BqBId)

62 Under T-4 minutes.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:26 PM (sdi6R)

63 apolloinrealtime.org

You can re-live the event down to the minute. Mission Control to Columbia and Eagle comms. Rather cool.

Posted by: filbert at July 20, 2019 12:26 PM (Lz9fr)

64 Undercover of the Night is awesome

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 12:26 PM (PUmDY)

65 The Egyptians got there first, thousands of years ago.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 12:23 PM (NWiLs)


Yep. And just like the Africans who invented algebra, geometry, etc., once those Greek homos stole it, they somehow inexplicably forgot what they'd invented.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 12:26 PM (YqDXo)

66 If it was faked, it's one hell of a better hoax than Q.

Posted by: filbert at July 20, 2019 12:27 PM (Lz9fr)

67 no power, wind big time, nasty bastard right now.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 20, 2019 12:28 PM (KP5rU)

68 http://bit.ly/2GmEotC
*******
Jazz Shaw on Twitter: "In case you missed the DNC's simply dismal June FEC report...

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 12:28 PM (BqBId)

69 Conspiracy theories only prove that William of Ockham lived in vain.

But, unfortunately, that's even true all too often here on the HQ.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 12:28 PM (YqDXo)

70 3 Looks like a lot of good links.

Soyuz MS-13 is scheduled to launch to the ISS at 12:28 pm EDT.

NASA TV:
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

Roscosmos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAB3PhS-96M

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 11:53 AM (sdi6R)


Na goot, na thong, na goot.
Vomin inquisitr mus hav thong, mus hav cleavach.


Posted by: Yuri al Arian at July 20, 2019 12:28 PM (ePWRo)

71 Na goot, na thong, na goot.
Vomin inquisitr mus hav thong, mus hav cleavach.


Posted by: Yuri al Arian at July 20, 2019 12:28 PM (ePWRo)


Must have thong?

Da, tovarisch!

Posted by: filbert at July 20, 2019 12:29 PM (Lz9fr)

72 Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 12:20 PM (t+qrx)


It's kind of like "The Man." The moon don't care about your pronouns. That's what makes it the moon.

All other moons are just pretenders and can go sux eggs.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 12:23 PM (cY3LT)


And seriously (sorta), I'm really not sure pronouns ARE the big issue here. I think the issue might be the article.

If you say "I'm a woman, my pronouns are she/her/hers," maybe the word "a" is the most important one here.

That's a very different statement from "I am THE woman," or even "I'm your woman/ I am my own woman."

In a very real sense, what we're creating here is not just a distortion of the language, when we play the pronoun game, we're essentially creating a distortion regarding whose perspective matters most here.

If you want to be a woman, fine, go be that. But if you're going to try to MAKE me care, you're suddenly changing the dynamic, so I'm required to see it from your perspective.

It's such a monumentally cunning and damaging form of coercion, most idiots don't even know they're being controlled. They willingly expose their necks to the man... whether that man is a transjennered lizard of body positive color or an actual, you know, man.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 12:29 PM (cY3LT)

73 Is punch hole in clod.

Posted by: Yuri al Arian at July 20, 2019 12:30 PM (ePWRo)

74 there really wasn't a good reason to continue manned visits to the moon, emotionally or scientifically. after you hit some golf balls and collect some rocks, what philosophical or national or scientific justification would compel continuation. it's barren and desolate.

nevertheless, now we must establish a permanent lunar base. to look up at the moon knowing the chinese are there and we aren't would be intolerable.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 12:30 PM (Pg+x7)

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 12:30 PM (Pqytn)

76 Now you can own a piece of history!

https://bit.ly/2SqWwrf

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 12:31 PM (+y/Ru)

77 Dinamik presure goot. ah

Posted by: Yuri al Arian at July 20, 2019 12:31 PM (ePWRo)

78 Personally, I think shooting MS-13 into space is an elegant solution to the problem.

Let'em come down the hard way.

Posted by: filbert at July 20, 2019 12:31 PM (Lz9fr)

79 I helped Neil Armstrong open a classroom window. "It's getting a little stuffy in here. Can you give me a hand?" "Yes, sir!"

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 12:32 PM (Pqytn)

80 In a very real sense, what we're creating here is not just a distortion of the language, when we play the pronoun game, we're essentially creating a distortion regarding whose perspective matters most here.

I think it's more fundamental than that. The implication of all this nonsense is that reality is determined by each individual's perspective on it, rather than existing independently. That's how we get such solecisms as "my truth." Truth is truth. No one is entitled to his own "truth."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 12:33 PM (YqDXo)

81 Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:22 PM (sdi6R)

Thanks!

How are you doing and feeling?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 12:33 PM (+0VWg)

82 there really wasn't a good reason to continue manned visits to the moon, emotionally or scientifically. after you hit some golf balls and collect some rocks, what philosophical or national or scientific justification would compel continuation. it's barren and desolate.

nevertheless, now we must establish a permanent lunar base. to look up at the moon knowing the chinese are there and we aren't would be intolerable.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 12:30 PM (Pg+x7)


The reasoning for establishing a moon base is pretty much exactly the same reasoning that we have McMurdo Station on Antarctica.

Because it's there.

Posted by: filbert at July 20, 2019 12:33 PM (Lz9fr)

83 Nice rocketcam view. I haven't seen that very much in Russian launches.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:34 PM (sdi6R)

84 Here is the real story. The Old Negro Space Program:

https://youtu.be/T6xJzAYYrX8
Posted by: Sharkman at July 20, 2019 12:18 PM (xgyDD)

That is one of the funniest videos ever created.

Posted by: hogmartin


I just rewatched it and gave myself a hernia laughing at Blackstronaut Sullivan Carew's letter home to his wife at 6 minutes in. Just about died laughing.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 20, 2019 12:34 PM (xgyDD)

85 I see Whittle got Part 4 up...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 12:34 PM (oVJmc)

86 "i helped neil armstrong open a window. 'it's gettin a little stuffy in here'..."

thank goodness you weren't't on the lander.

;-)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 12:35 PM (Pg+x7)

87 It's ridiculous. At one point only two people knew
Clinton had received a beejer in the Oval Office. Now natives in Papua
New Guinea with bones through their noses know all about it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 12:25 PM (YqDXo)

+++This, too, has been my trump card when arguing with people over these conspiracies - you'd have to have casts of hundreds, thousands involved, all vowing to air-tight secrecy, mouths zipped. Sure.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2019 12:35 PM (9+jnX)

88 > It's probably 25-30%

Nope, it's not anything like that.

Don't confuse the volume of the screaming with the number of people doing the screaming.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 20, 2019 12:14 PM (GDooN)


My SWAG is 3% - 5%. However, they have co-opted the Democrat party. The nice thing is that their hubris has made them fairly easy to identify.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 20, 2019 12:35 PM (5Yee7)

89
No one is entitled to his own "truth."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


You mean I'm not entitled to my own facts?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 12:37 PM (aKsyK)

90 Inserton kumplet, ahh.

Posted by: Yuri al Arian at July 20, 2019 12:39 PM (ePWRo)

91 The moon landing was real.

You know what was faked? The Great Society, the War on Poverty, the War on Drugs, the War on Blah blah blah and Barack Mugabe's marriage.

But democrats still believe.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 12:39 PM (Z+IKu)

92 81
How are you doing and feeling?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 12:33 PM (+0VWg)


Well... I'm feeling more or less OK, but apparently not doing so well. I saw the medical oncologist on Tuesday and he said a recent MRI of my left shoulder shows a lesion on the shoulder blade. I have an appointment with a radiation oncologist on Monday to discuss treatment of that.

I told the medical oncologist that I've been feeling numbness in my lower back and buttocks, and he said it sounds like there may be another tumor near my spine. He's starting chemotherapy on Tuesday and ordered another MRI of that area which I just had on Thursday. I guess I'll find out the results of that next week.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:40 PM (sdi6R)

93 91: "you know what was fake...?"

wow. well put.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 12:41 PM (Pg+x7)

94 if you ever saw kids trying to fly rockets, you know they don't go very far or very straight. It is so hard that I never even bothered to try. That is how I know they faked the moon landing ... it's too hard for me to comprehend, so it has to be impossible. (and I have my doubts that electricity is real)


/s

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2019 12:41 PM (Cus5s)

95 Standing On The Moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOJZEDkT470

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 12:41 PM (K/2j/)

96 I watched the CBS and ABC coverage of the moon landing and ABC did such a good job, Cronkite wouldn't such the fuck up and kept talking like today's commentators. ABC Just let it breath and just let it happen.

My Dad liked the ABC anchor and I remember watching him during the Reagan assassination attempt and yelling about get the information right.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 20, 2019 12:43 PM (dKiJG)

97 Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:40 PM (sdi6R)

Sorry that things are so complicated and more issues are coming up. Will continue to pray and put an update on the prayer list.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 12:43 PM (+0VWg)

98 @43 So did the astronauts see alien bases on the moon? That's what I want to know.

----------------

The alien bases are on the far side of the moon, which is why we signed a secret agreement with most of your planetary governments to keep them from sending manned missions there.

Posted by: Klaatu at July 20, 2019 12:43 PM (Fp6vo)

99 95
Standing On The Moon

Awesome tune.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 12:44 PM (K22Va)

100 "i helped neil armstrong open a window. 'it's gettin a little stuffy in here'..."



thank goodness you weren't't on the lander.



;-)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 12:35 PM (Pg+x7)

=======================
It's funny. I was 14 during the time of the Apollo 11 mission. I watched the TV mission coverage intently - all the way to capsule landing. Ohio had a special connection with Armstrong, who was born in Wapakoneta. He was auditing the the Russian language class I was taking at the University of Cincinnati, apparently in prep for the Apollo-Soyuz mission. He attended the class for about two months.

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 12:44 PM (Pqytn)

101 rickl, continuing to pray for you

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 12:45 PM (dm05u)

102
You know what was faked? The Great Society, the War on Poverty, the War on Drugs, the War on Blah blah blah and Barack Mugabe's marriage.

But democrats still believe.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 12:39 PM (Z+IKu)

"Camelot."

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 12:46 PM (NFEMn)

103 if you ever saw kids trying to fly rockets, you know they don't go very far or very straight. It is so hard that I never even bothered to try. That is how I know they faked the moon landing ... it's too hard for me to comprehend, so it has to be impossible. (and I have my doubts that electricity is real)
/s
Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2019 12:41 PM (Cus5s)


But, paradoxically, the converse is also true. Some believe, for example, that the CIA invented AIDS to hold down minorities. Those espousing this have absolutely no idea how to do it themselves, but they readily impute to others the ability to do it as a given.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 12:46 PM (YqDXo)

104 Of course the moon landings were faked. I have trouble just getting a stable orbit in Kerbal Space Program. You expect me to believe it's possible to go even further?

Posted by: junior at July 20, 2019 12:46 PM (Fp6vo)

105 Prayers up, rickl

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 12:46 PM (NWiLs)

106 "you know what was fake...?"

Posted by: Any Wife "afterwards" at July 20, 2019 12:46 PM (NFEMn)

107 Old Glory standing stiffly, Crimson, white and indigo. Indigo.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 12:47 PM (K22Va)

108 ==
It's funny. I was 14 during the time of the Apollo 11 mission. I watched the TV mission coverage intently - all the way to capsule landing. Ohio had a special connection with Armstrong, who was born in Wapakoneta. He was auditing the the Russian language class I was taking at the University of Cincinnati, apparently in prep for the Apollo-Soyuz mission. He attended the class for about two months.
Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 12:44 PM (Pqytn)

It's still a crime that we named the Columbus airport after John Glenn and not Neil Armstrong, John Glenn didn't do anything special Neil Stood on the God Damn MOON.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 20, 2019 12:47 PM (dKiJG)

109 Hey Fen, I saw your comment about about "God incidents" in the EMT. My wife calls those Godwinks. I think she read the book (by same name) by Squire Rushnell after our son (Michael) died in 2011. She saw many signs that she felt were from God letting her know that Michael was OK.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 20, 2019 12:48 PM (cJBin)

110 Old Glory standing stiffly, Crimson, white and indigo. Indigo.
Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 12:47 PM (K22Va)

And used as an MTV logo for decades....

Posted by: Any Wife at July 20, 2019 12:49 PM (NFEMn)

111 rickl We include you in our prayers.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 20, 2019 12:49 PM (dKiJG)

112 Robert Hunter is a poet.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 12:49 PM (PUmDY)

113 Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:40 PM (sdi6R)

+++I am so sorry to hear about this new prognosis and am always praying for a favorable healing for you. You are much beloved on this site, with many people wishing and praying for a miraculous cure.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2019 12:50 PM (9+jnX)

114 Prayers up, rickl.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 20, 2019 12:51 PM (cJBin)

115 Well... I'm feeling more or less OK, but apparently not doing so well. I saw the medical oncologist on Tuesday and he said a recent MRI of my left shoulder shows a lesion on the shoulder blade. I have an appointment with a radiation oncologist on Monday to discuss treatment of that.

I told the medical oncologist that I've been feeling numbness in my lower back and buttocks, and he said it sounds like there may be another tumor near my spine. He's starting chemotherapy on Tuesday and ordered another MRI of that area which I just had on Thursday. I guess I'll find out the results of that next week.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:40 PM (sdi6R)

I'm sorry to hear this rick. Still praying for you.

Would you like to restart the meal deliveries? The money is still there as the thing for ace never materialized.

Posted by: Tami at July 20, 2019 12:51 PM (cF8AT)

116 they say that because of solar radiation the flag on the moon is likely white by now.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 12:51 PM (Pg+x7)

117 Nina Blackwood, yes. Rickl, what is going on?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 12:52 PM (PUmDY)

118 If we land on the moon, we will anger the USSR, and we can't have that you guys.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 12:52 PM (LxTcq)

119 I helped Neil Armstrong open a classroom window. "It's getting a little stuffy in here. Can you give me a hand?" "Yes, sir!"


Oh cool. Cincinnati?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 12:52 PM (fuK7c)

120 It's still a crime that we named the Columbus airport after John Glenn and not Neil Armstrong, John Glenn didn't do anything special Neil Stood on the God Damn MOON.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 20, 2019 12:47 PM (dKiJG)


John Glenn set the transcontinental speed record in a F8U Crusader. That's something.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 12:52 PM (t+qrx)

121 Thanks, everybody.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:54 PM (sdi6R)

122 It's an old tale. Go back to the Bible--when Israel kept its covenant with God, it prospered. When it did not, through neglect or outright abandonment, it suffered. When it returned, it rose again.

No wonder the progs have to disappear the Bible--it refutes their arguments with examples, to the last. The prog flag might as well be a golden calf on a red field flown from an asherah pole.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, something something punk at July 20, 2019 12:55 PM (lLeln)

123 Rl, sorry to hear. Scrolled up, and saw.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 12:55 PM (PUmDY)

124 they say that because of solar radiation the flag on the moon is likely white by now.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 12:51 PM (Pg+x7)

Aha!!! White Supremacy!!

WE must go back to the moon and remove it!!

Posted by: S J W mob at July 20, 2019 12:55 PM (NFEMn)

125 Sending up prayers for healing for you, dear Rickl.

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at July 20, 2019 12:56 PM (TdMsT)

126 I highly recommend Kerbal Space Program. I learned so much attempting to reach the ersatz moon. It was surprisingly relevant to the SpaceX events.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 12:56 PM (LxTcq)

127 108
It's still a crime that we named the Columbus airport after John Glenn and not Neil Armstrong, John Glenn didn't do anything special Neil Stood on the God Damn MOON.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 20, 2019 12:47 PM (dKiJG)


Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. That was a big effing deal back in 1962, even though the Russians did it first.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 12:56 PM (sdi6R)

128 I'm watching "First Man." I'm not sure what to make of it. Curious what anybody else thought.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 12:56 PM (H8QX8)

129 helped Neil Armstrong open a classroom window. "It's getting a little stuffy in here. Can you give me a hand?" "Yes, sir!"





Oh cool. Cincinnati?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 12:52 PM (fuK7c)

=======================
Yep. See #100

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 12:57 PM (Pqytn)

130 John Glenn set the transcontinental speed record in a F8U Crusader. That's something.
Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 12:52 PM (t+qrx)

Let's face it. Fair or not, Glenn earned demerits for being a Democrat mouthpiece for decades.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 12:57 PM (NFEMn)

131 Posted by: olddog in mo at July 20, 2019 12:48 PM (cJBin)

Thanks; I have heard of that book, but I haven't read it. "Guideposts" magazine has a section called "His Mysterious Ways" which chronicle those things including stories about "God winks" after the death of loved ones. It's a much beloved section of that magazine.

I am sorry about your son, but glad to hear she felt those comforting experfeinces after his death.

Is your wife home now?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 12:58 PM (+0VWg)

132 I loved model rockets as a kid, so when No. 1 Son needed a science project I gave him a brilliant idea.

We'd set up a Saturn V model rocket with an electric fuse and a battery. We'd interrupt the circuit with two probes in a jar of water. Add salt to the water slowly and whoosh! We've proven that water is not conductive but salt water is.

Well, the kid is sweet as all get out but he's not good at things so it failed. I brought the rocket to school the next day and just launched it to show the kids. Model rockets are still cool.

I think you can't buy regular fuses anymore, it has to be the electric kind.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 12:59 PM (fuK7c)

133 >>I loved model rockets as a kid, so when No. 1 Son needed a science project I gave him a brilliant idea.

We used to build Estes rockets that used the solid rocket propellant. Even built a custom launch pad and controls.

We sent a lot of stuff into "space". Some of it even came back.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 01:01 PM (K/2j/)

134 Let's face it. Fair or not, Glenn earned demerits for being a Democrat mouthpiece for decades.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 12:57 PM (NFEMn)

====================
Keating Five.

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 01:01 PM (Pqytn)

135 Is your wife home now?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 12:58 PM


Yes. Mrs. got out of hospital Wed. Dr's want her skip at least her next 2 chemo treatments to let wound heal. In 2 weeks she sees the surgeon and a wound Dr. Hopefully they can figure something out so she can resume her chemo treatments.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 20, 2019 01:03 PM (cJBin)

136 We used to build Estes rockets that used the solid rocket propellant. Even built a custom launch pad and controls.


Exactly. You could even do multi-stage ones where one stage would ignite the next. You could put payloads on things.

And physics would give you very clear lessons on whether you'd glued the fins on well enough.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:03 PM (fuK7c)

137
they say that because of solar radiation the flag on the moon is likely white by now.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 12:51 PM (Pg+x7)

Aha!!! White Supremacy!!

WE must go back to the moon and remove it!!


Posted by: S J W mob at July 20, 2019 12:55 PM (NFEMn)



Denny's has announced they will discontinue their Moons Over My Hammy special after recieving multiple complaints and they wish to apologize to anyone who they may have offended.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 20, 2019 01:03 PM (TAmPV)

138 Posted by: olddog in mo at July 20, 2019 01:03 PM (cJBin)

Thanks for the update. Glad that she's home. Prayers continue

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 01:04 PM (+0VWg)

139 Let's face it. Fair or not, Glenn earned demerits for being a Democrat mouthpiece for decades.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 12:57 PM (NFEMn)

====================
Keating Five.
Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 01:01 PM (Pqytn)

He's like John Lewis in that sense.
The guy really did put his ass on the line for Civil Rights and got the snot beat out of him for his trouble. He was authentic in ways Obama or any of these newer assholes could ever be.

But he squandered it by being a party hack.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 01:04 PM (NFEMn)

140 'I Just Made It Up': Florida Dem Politcian Admits Lying About Treating Pulse Shooting Victims

-
This is what you get when you mix Florida, Democrat and
Politician. That's science.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 01:05 PM (+y/Ru)

141 And physics would give you very clear lessons on whether you'd glued the fins on well enough.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:03 PM (fuK7c)

======================
And why you needed to powder the parachutes with flour before launch

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 01:06 PM (Pqytn)

142 Drums/space was always a cool part of Dead shows.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:06 PM (PUmDY)

143 >>Exactly. You could even do multi-stage ones where one stage would ignite the next. You could put payloads on things.

We helped many a grasshopper slip the surly bonds of earth.

Getting them into the space suits was a bitch.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 01:06 PM (K/2j/)

144 For Neil, Buzz, Mike, NASA and the rest of the Team.

Thanks!

Posted by: Pleistocene Megafauna at July 20, 2019 01:06 PM (doAIC)

145 116 they say that because of solar radiation the flag on the moon is likely white by now.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 12:51 PM (Pg+x7)


That's probably true because of the unfiltered UV radiation. I've also read that it may have broken down the molecular bonds in the fabric, so it would crumble to dust if touched.

But imagine what the same flag would look like if you flew it continuously on Earth for 50 years. There would be some fading and color change, but more importantly, the wind and weather would have torn it to shreds. There would be nothing left but strips of fabric.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 01:08 PM (sdi6R)

146 134 Let's face it. Fair or not, Glenn earned demerits for being a Democrat mouthpiece for decades.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 12:57 PM (NFEMn)

====================
Keating Five.

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 01:01 PM (Pqytn)


The book and the movie hinted that he was a pos.

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 01:10 PM (w6992)

147 Fucking Google doodle today commemorates Moon Landing with cheesy cartoon. Missing? Anything that would correctly identify it with the United States.

No flag, no nothing.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 01:11 PM (NFEMn)

148 Let's face it. Fair or not, Glenn earned demerits for being a Democrat mouthpiece for decades.



Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 12:57 PM (NFEMn)

====================
Keating Five.


Posted by: mrp

+++++++++++++++++++++
Same with McCain. Credits for military service, demerits for his senile Leftism and massive ego, plus Keating.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 20, 2019 01:12 PM (r+sAi)

149 There was a girl on Fox News earlier who was too young to have seen the moon landing. She said oh what a wonderful event that united all of humanity.

Well, I saw it. I was nine. To me it was "America, fuck yeah!". We beat the Russians. We did it.

We were all magnanimous about in peace for all mankind, but it was the United Fucking States of Fucking America and nobody else.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:14 PM (fuK7c)

150 There was a girl on Fox News earlier who was too young to have seen the moon landing. She said oh what a wonderful event that united all of humanity.

Well, I saw it. I was nine. To me it was "America, fuck yeah!". We beat the Russians. We did it.

We were all magnanimous about in peace for all mankind, but it was the United Fucking States of Fucking America and nobody else.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:14 PM (fuK7c)

Not only do they fail to context and proper credit (to the US), but the Moon Landing didn't "unite" shit.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 01:15 PM (NFEMn)

151 The moon landing did unite humanity.
It united humanity in line right behind us.

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 01:15 PM (w6992)

152 >>We were all magnanimous about in peace for all mankind, but it was the United Fucking States of Fucking America and nobody else.

It was pretty much the entire point. We were in a space race then and were unapologetically trying to beat the Soviets.

I don't think Ivan felt all that unified.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 01:17 PM (K/2j/)

153
There was a girl on Fox News earlier who was too young to have seen the moon landing. She said oh what a wonderful event that united all of humanity.


Except for the Viet Cong.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 20, 2019 01:18 PM (TAmPV)

154 What, no love?

https://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=41244

Posted by: Lawrence Person at July 20, 2019 01:19 PM (QdGwK)

155 Ivan may have been unified in contempt.

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 01:19 PM (w6992)

156 What is difference between amid and amidst?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:20 PM (PUmDY)

157 What is difference between amid and amidst?


Without recourse to sources, I'd say that amid is more conceptual and amidst is more physical.

Amid the contentious forces of the political climate. Amid the battering blows of criticism.

Amidst the seething hordes of the slums of Bombay.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:23 PM (fuK7c)

158 Rickl

I add my prayers to the many others.

Posted by: mnw at July 20, 2019 01:24 PM (Cssks)

159 Tell me if anybody else laughs when they hear in the JFK speech:
"We choose to go to the Moon and do the other things. "

Its like a 6th grader saying "and stuff". Otherwise good speech from the writer but it makes me laugh. Maybe just me.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 20, 2019 01:24 PM (r+sAi)

160 USA! USA! USA!

Suck it! Bitches.

Posted by: Fritz at July 20, 2019 01:24 PM (kLDv+)

161 145 rickl:

that's true.



be well.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 01:26 PM (Pg+x7)

162 REM's Man on the Moon is kind of great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:27 PM (PUmDY)

163 Well, I saw it. I was nine. To me it was "America, fuck yeah!". We beat the Russians. We did it.

We were all magnanimous about in peace for all mankind, but it was the United Fucking States of Fucking America and nobody else.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:14 PM (fuK7c)

It also made me want all the more to become an engineer and one day be able to proudly wear one of those pocket protectors.

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2019 01:27 PM (ABjxW)

164 Its like a 6th grader saying "and stuff".


Nah. He had laid out the other things in the speech. The moon was just the sexy part.

Also, I know everyone here hates JFK but consider what he achieved by this speech. America took it as a personal challenge to land on the moon by 1969 and we did.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:27 PM (fuK7c)

165 I love the comment at the link:

Q: What is the hardest substance in the known universe?
A: Armstrong's and Aldrin's balls.

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2019 01:28 PM (ABjxW)

166 Having a glass of Tang to commemorate the landing on the moon.

Posted by: AzDesertRat at July 20, 2019 01:28 PM (/2TXu)

167 Here is an excellent article that was linked at Transterrestrial Musings a few days ago. That's a good blog written by Rand Simberg, a retired aerospace engineer. He covers a lot of space-related topics, but writes about other things as well.

Anyway, the article he linked explains very well why NASA was able to do what it did 50 years ago, but can't do it today. In a nutshell, back then NASA spent money to do things. Today it does things to spend money.

https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/nasas-next-50-years

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 01:29 PM (sdi6R)

168 166 Having a glass of Tang to commemorate the landing on the moon.
Posted by: AzDesertRat at July 20, 2019 01:28 PM (/2TXu)

Awesome. Wash down a Space Food Stick with a glass of that.

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2019 01:29 PM (ABjxW)

169 It also made me want all the more to become an engineer and one day be able to proudly wear one of those pocket protectors.

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2019 01:27 PM (ABjxW)

==========================
My Dad worked for Chrysler Missile in the late Fifties. He always wore a pocket protector

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 01:29 PM (Pqytn)

170 I've watched the entire space program with fascination since starting to read SF at age 10. I was not quite 14 when Sputnik went up. Dad never let me forget my reaction when he came in to wake me and my sister to tell us.

My reaction: "It's about time!"

Twelve years later, he and I watched the moon landing in my parents' recreation room. At that point, I was certain we'd have a lunar colony, and probably one on Mars, by now, with asteroid mining common.

Boyohboy, was I wrong!

Posted by: Empire1 at July 20, 2019 01:30 PM (ZWw89)

171 Yeah, I know it was laid out in the speech Bander and I don't hate on JFK (he wouldn't even be allowed in the Dem party today), but that wording just makes me laugh.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 20, 2019 01:30 PM (r+sAi)

172 The left always accuses "us" of what they are doing, as cover.


Trump/Russia was cover for Hillary/Russia ... Trump obstruction cover for Hillary actually destroying hard drives that were under subpoena.


Go back to the 60's and American success is now denounced as either fake or -- all profits/ideas stolen by using the black man, or stealing from poor nations. American Greatness is all denounced with one issue ... slavery. "Racism" (and its newer identity politics variants like transphobia, xenophobia, etc.) ... is their trump card on all issues.


imo this America Hate did not happen organically at all, it was the Soviet infiltration and continued march through American institutions. A foreign enemy funded, engineered, marched this hate pandemic, WMD.


imo their infiltration goes back to the NY Times awarding Duranty for lying about the Soviet genocide in Ukraine, or even before that). Some suggest even WW2 was extended (by WH infiltration by commies) -- peace deals were delayed so Russia had time to move far enough to gain territory after the war. (did they really need to turn half of freed Europe over to commies?)

But we have hope ... despite the massive efforts to censor truth on the internet, videos are still getting out that reveal in detail, the lies and propaganda. Trump to some degree, can drive the narrative that leads to exposure. Things that would never see the light of day are now exposed, even if they flood us with many fake conspiracy theories as diversion/disinformation. MAGA.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2019 01:31 PM (Cus5s)

173 Twelve years later, he and I watched the moon landing in my parents' recreation room. At that point, I was certain we'd have a lunar colony, and probably one on Mars, by now, with asteroid mining common.

Boyohboy, was I wrong!
Posted by: Empire1 at July 20, 2019 01:30 PM (ZWw89)

But you got Watergate, gas lines, double digit mortgage rates, the Ayatollah, and Disco.

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2019 01:33 PM (ABjxW)

174 That real time video gave me goose bumps, just like when I watched is as a kid!

Posted by: Infidel at July 20, 2019 01:34 PM (BLFnH)

175 But you got Watergate, gas lines, double digit mortgage rates, the Ayatollah, and Disco.

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2019 01:33 PM (ABjxW)

=========================
LOL. A succinct summary of the 1970s.

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 01:35 PM (Pqytn)

176 Cnn is not covering the moon landing anniversary at all.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:36 PM (PUmDY)

177 >>>Also, I know everyone here hates JFK but consider what he achieved by this speech. America took it as a personal challenge to land on the moon by 1969 and we did.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:27 PM (fuK7c)


LBJ used it to distract Americans from all the crap he was pulling on them. He never shut up.
"We've got to keep RFK's promise" He held that over every politicians head like a hammer.

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 01:37 PM (w6992)

178 176 Cnn is not covering the moon landing anniversary at all.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:36 PM (PUmDY)

Just like the Brits don't cover the 4th of July. Their side lost.

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2019 01:37 PM (ABjxW)

179 I loved grape tang.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:37 PM (PUmDY)

180 144 For Neil, Buzz, Mike, NASA and the rest of the Team.

Thanks!
--------

Listening to the recordings, we all owe a great debt of gratitude to Roger, whoever he was.

Posted by: Common Tater at July 20, 2019 01:38 PM (psL96)

181
My Dad worked for Chrysler Missile in the late Fifties. He always wore a pocket protector


Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 01:29 PM (Pqytn)


My father was a tool buyer for Lockheed in the 60"s and his collection of branded pocket protectors was impressive.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 20, 2019 01:40 PM (TAmPV)

182 Listening to the recordings, we all owe a great debt of gratitude to Roger, whoever he was.
Posted by: Common Tater at July 20, 2019 01:38 PM (psL96)

He did seemed to be a bit more busy than the city of Houston during the mission.

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2019 01:40 PM (ABjxW)

183 If i see Alexander the Grape in a gas station, I buy all of them.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:41 PM (PUmDY)

184 168
Awesome. Wash down a Space Food Stick with a glass of that.

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2019 01:29 PM (ABjxW)


I used to take a Space Food Stick in my lunchbox every day. Eventually I noticed that they just started calling them Food Sticks, and then they stopped being manufactured.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 01:42 PM (sdi6R)

185 159 Tell me if anybody else laughs when they hear in the JFK speech:
"We choose to go to the Moon and do the other things. "

Its like a 6th grader saying "and stuff". Otherwise good speech from the writer but it makes me laugh. Maybe just me.
---------------

"We choose to do these things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard"

That's what she said!!

Posted by: Common Tater at July 20, 2019 01:42 PM (psL96)

186 So as a commemoration, did Trump show a picture of himself gazing at the moon?

Posted by: It's me donna at July 20, 2019 01:42 PM (O2RFr)

187 >>I used to take a Space Food Stick in my lunchbox every day. Eventually I noticed that they just started calling them Food Sticks, and then they stopped being manufactured.
Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 01:42 PM (sdi6R)

I think in the later 70s they were deemed to be haram and Carter banned them,

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2019 01:43 PM (ABjxW)

188
DJT was 16 years old when Kennedy was elected, and came of age at the height of Camelot.

I really think that JFK's brand of patriotism, optimism and his taste for the grand gesture was very influential on young Trump, and in many ways serves as his unacknowledged spirit animal today.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at July 20, 2019 01:44 PM (SqopC)

189 I liked the "family affair" picture of all the astronauts and their families. That's sweet. Thanks, K.T.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 01:46 PM (+0VWg)

190 And teddy Kennedy murdered Mary Jo o July 19 50 years ago. No Google for that anniversary??

Posted by: vivi at July 20, 2019 01:46 PM (11H2y)

191 What is a space food stick?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:46 PM (PUmDY)

192
Doesn't Nixon deserve a lot of credit for the Space Shuttle, then?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 01:48 PM (G0Jop)

193 Has Buzz Aldrin punched anyone today?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 01:48 PM (Nu8Is)

194
What is a space food stick?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:46 PM (PUmDY)

==========================
A stick of chocolate-covered soft tootsie roll LOADED with vitamins and minerals. Or think of it as a first-generation energy bar.

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 01:49 PM (Pqytn)

195
"Human Civilization peaked on July 20, 1969."
--Shih Tzu


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 01:50 PM (G0Jop)

196 The best argument that the moon landing was not faked is that . . . duh, the Soviets would have been all over it, with pics of movie sets, recordings of Top Men discussing the fake, etc., etc. Plus, isn't there the technology now to see the flag on the Sea of Tranquility?

On that note, theme music:

https://youtu.be/JtaAWk6YLqQ

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 01:51 PM (S7WbR)

197 I was thinking lik-m-aid.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:51 PM (PUmDY)

198 Fucking Google doodle today commemorates Moon
Landing with cheesy cartoon. Missing? Anything that would correctly
identify it with the United States.



No flag, no nothing.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 01:11 PM (NFEMn)


Would you expect anything different from that anti-American scum? I'm surprised they didn't put a tranny from Somalia instead

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 01:51 PM (UDD5g)

199 169
My Dad worked for Chrysler Missile in the late Fifties. He always wore a pocket protector

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 01:29 PM (Pqytn)


Yes, they built a lot of early hardware, including the Saturn I.

https://www.allpar.com/history/military/missiles.html

Scroll about halfway down to see a magazine ad showing Chrysler's line of missiles.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 01:52 PM (sdi6R)

200 My father was a tool buyer for Lockheed in the 60"s and his collection of branded pocket protectors was impressive.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 20, 2019 01:40 PM (TAmPV)
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Somebody at work found an old WANG pocket protector in a drawer and everybody fought for it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 01:52 PM (kQs4Y)

201 Doesn't Nixon deserve a lot of credit for the Space Shuttle, then?


I prefer to blame Carter for that.

We sent one guy up into space and down. Then we sent a guy all the way up and around. Then we sent two guys into space. Then we sent two guys into space and let one get out and walk around.

Then we sent three guys into space. Then we sent three guys all the way to the Moon and around it! Then we practiced parking in space. Then we sent three guys to the Moon and they landed on it and got out and walked around.

It seemed like life was going to be nothing but forward progress. We even started sending dune buggies to the Moon.

And then we got bored and said no, a shuttle bus is the metaphor for what our ambitions are now.

That feels like Carter.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:52 PM (fuK7c)

202 The only time I go to google is on special occasions to see how they fkd it up.

Posted by: Infidel at July 20, 2019 01:54 PM (BLFnH)

203
It seemed like life was going to be nothing but forward progress. We even started sending dune buggies to the Moon.


The volleyball nets and girls in bikinis were supposed to be next, is what you're saying?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 01:54 PM (G0Jop)

204 196 The best argument that the moon landing was not faked is that . . . duh, the Soviets would have been all over it, with pics of movie sets, recordings of Top Men discussing the fake, etc., etc.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 01:51 PM (S7WbR)


Even simpler than that were the radio transmissions. The Russians could certainly hear them. If they noticed that they were coming from Earth orbit rather than the vicinity of the Moon, they would have screamed bloody murder about it.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 01:55 PM (sdi6R)

205 I saw Moonraker in a theater.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 01:56 PM (PUmDY)

206 So did WANG win?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 01:56 PM (Nu8Is)

207 193 Has Buzz Aldrin punched anyone today?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 01:48 PM (Nu8Is)

Not yet. The day is still young, though.

If he runs into any more fat soy boys who say he faked his moon landing, he'd be perfectly justified.

And I'd put my money on Buzz. Every time.

Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019 01:58 PM (4pK1/)

208 Ha!

Always bet on wang.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 01:59 PM (kQs4Y)

209 I was 7 years old when Apollo 11 landed. My Dad was an engineer at a company that built components for the program. I remember being so proud of my Dad for being part of something that actually landed us on the moon.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at July 20, 2019 02:02 PM (SqopC)

210 About 45 years later, the President of the United State created an immense celebration because a Muslim boy did the most amazing thing - he took the innards of a clock from one encasement and put into another. And here we are.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2019 02:03 PM (9+jnX)

211 Can't get through this thread without . . . space weed:

https://youtu.be/TEairxQ21ks

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 02:06 PM (S7WbR)

212 Couple hours to go. Will repost timeline as soon as I get it up.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 02:07 PM (BbGew)

213 Is Lois Chiles still alive?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 02:07 PM (PUmDY)

214 Whatever happened to Wang? A father of one of my friends in grade school worked there. They had a Wang PC in their den - probably one of the ubiquitous 8086/8088 models that everybody made then. Maybe a Zilog. I'm sure there's a whole "Wangs for the memories" tribute page out there with all the details.

Without looking it up, I'll put my marker on: they got their lunch eaten from one side by IBM and DEC on the other and didn't make it out of the 1980s.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 02:09 PM (t+qrx)

215
Having a glass of Tang to commemorate the landing on the moon.


Posted by: AzDesertRat at July 20, 2019 01:28 PM (/2TXu)





Foster Brooks joke - Every morning I have a glass of Tang just like the astronauts. Except I put prunes in it. (audience laughs) What's the matter don't you guys like a little prune-tang in the morning?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 02:10 PM (UDD5g)

216 193 Has Buzz Aldrin punched anyone today?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 01:48 PM (Nu8Is)


Not yet.
Wait until some jackass interviews him about his talk with Trump. thump

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 02:13 PM (w6992)

217 https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/mobile/
This is mission control, you can go between the diffent guys at the consoles.
https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4029/Apollo_11i_Timeline.htm
We're at
CSM/LM undocked.
100:12:00.0
17:44:00
20 Jul 1969

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 02:13 PM (BbGew)

218 We were all magnanimous about in peace for all mankind, but it was the United Fucking States of Fucking America and nobody else.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:14 PM (fuK7c)

---

I was six months old, so no memories.

Google can EABOD.

Well said.

Posted by: SMH at July 20, 2019 02:14 PM (RU4sa)

219
g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2019 02:15 PM (KCxzN)

220 201
And then we got bored and said no, a shuttle bus is the metaphor for what our ambitions are now.

That feels like Carter.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 01:52 PM (fuK7c)


These things have a long lead time, and actually the Shuttle program was started during the Nixon administration.

It's a long and complicated story, but essentially the idea was to use the shuttle to build a space station in Earth orbit. There were a number of proposals at first, but they made a lot of compromises in order to save money. Then they said, "well, we can't really afford both a shuttle and a space station."

The thing was, Saturn and Apollo were both mature and proven technologies. There were a number of ideas for cargo variations of the Saturn V that could have put up tremendous payloads into Earth orbit. But they threw all that away to start over from scratch. They ended up launching Skylab using leftover Apollo and Saturn hardware after those programs were cancelled. But there is no reason that they couldn't have built a number of Skylabs and linked them together to form the nucleus of a permanent space station.

I can't prove it, but I have a suspicion that there were people in the government and/or military who didn't like that our space program was so dependent on ex-Nazis from WWII and wanted to start over with a clean sheet.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 02:17 PM (sdi6R)

221 So did WANG win?
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 01:56 PM (Nu8Is)

Wang ALWAYS wins

Posted by: Poalo at July 20, 2019 02:18 PM (NFEMn)

222 Hey, AltonJackson.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 02:18 PM (t+qrx)

223 America: From Apollo to WOKE & BROKE in 50 Years

https://youtu.be/E3o4i7NtkRI

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 02:18 PM (S7WbR)

224 I can't prove it, but I have a suspicion that there were people in the government and/or military who didn't like that our space program was so dependent on ex-Nazis from WWII and wanted to start over with a clean sheet.


Interesting theory.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 02:20 PM (fuK7c)

225 193

I hope so. There are so many faces that need punching.

Posted by: Pleistocene Megafauna at July 20, 2019 02:20 PM (doAIC)

226
hey, hogmartin

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2019 02:22 PM (KCxzN)

227 Naming new space program Artemis is brilliant.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 02:23 PM (PUmDY)

228 Anna - sure you have been asked all day but
How's your Dad doing?

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 02:26 PM (BbGew)

229 I can't pay no doctor bills
But whitey's on the moon
https://youtu.be/iuqU5XSo-1U

Posted by: Gil Scott-Heron at July 20, 2019 02:26 PM (mgW6M)

230 I think many people under 50, who have no personal recollection of the Nixon years, imagine that Nixon was a hero to conservatives-- somewhat like Goldwater or Reagan.

The opposite, of course, is the truth. Nixon famously said, "Conservatives-- can't win with them & can't win without them."

He was the quintessential GOPe moderate. Conservatives such as W.F. Buckley detested his price controls, & also disliked the way he prosecuted the Vietnam War.

The best that can be said for him is that he was dealt a poor hand, imo.

Posted by: mnw at July 20, 2019 02:26 PM (Cssks)

231 I can't prove it, but I have a suspicion that there were people in the government and/or military who didn't like that our space program was so dependent on ex-Nazis from WWII and wanted to start over with a clean sheet.
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Possibly, but wouldn't most of these guys be retired-or near it--by the mid '70's?

Posted by: Poalo at July 20, 2019 02:29 PM (NFEMn)

232 Wang ALWAYS wins
Posted by: Poalo at July 20, 2019 02:18 PM (NFEMn)

sure, keep thinking that, sailor

Posted by: poon-tang at July 20, 2019 02:32 PM (dm05u)

233 I think many people under 50, who have no personal recollection of the Nixon years, imagine that Nixon was a hero to conservatives-- somewhat like Goldwater or Reagan.

The opposite, of course, is the truth. Nixon famously said, "Conservatives-- can't win with them & can't win without them."

He was the quintessential GOPe moderate. Conservatives such as W.F. Buckley detested his price controls, & also disliked the way he prosecuted the Vietnam War.

The best that can be said for him is that he was dealt a poor hand, imo.
Posted by: mnw at July 20, 2019 02:26 PM (Cssks)

I think you're right and I also think young people believe he started the Vietnam War.

I give him a bit of a pass because of the times--and because of the fact that they were out to get him from day one.

Posted by: Poalo at July 20, 2019 02:32 PM (NFEMn)

234 Off Poalo sock

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 02:33 PM (NFEMn)

235 Marco!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 20, 2019 02:36 PM (PUmDY)

236 I think you're right and I also think young people believe he started the Vietnam War.

Because of Pearl Harbor.

The MSM and public education never sleep.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 02:36 PM (YqDXo)

237 231
Possibly, but wouldn't most of these guys be retired-or near it--by the mid '70's?

Posted by: Poalo at July 20, 2019 02:29 PM (NFEMn)


True; von Braun himself died in the mid-70s shortly after Apollo. But much of the hardware had been designed and built by him and his team. Like I said, I can't prove anything.

It could have been as simple as different aerospace companies having different supporters in Washington, and somebody decided that their favorite needed a contract to build new hardware.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 02:36 PM (sdi6R)

238

I think a lot of what killed the space program was all of the bitching about spending all of that money on space when people on Earth are starving and poor so let's pour billions into welfare and turn once prosperous cities into 3rd world shitholes.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 02:37 PM (UDD5g)

239 The space shuttle is **WHITE**.

Need I say more?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 20, 2019 02:38 PM (FiUMj)

240 I think a lot of what killed the space program was all of the bitching about spending all of that money on space when people on Earth are starving and poor so let's pour billions into welfare and turn once prosperous cities into 3rd world shitholes.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 02:37 PM (UDD5g)

--Tru dat

Before NASA became just another SJW make-work program, it had a great ROI in terms of scientific knowledge and new tech.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 02:39 PM (S7WbR)

241 I think a lot of what killed the space program was all of the bitching about spending all of that money on space when people on Earth are starving and poor so let's pour billions into welfare and turn once prosperous cities into 3rd world shitholes.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 02:37 PM (UDD5g)

This.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 02:39 PM (NFEMn)

242 I give him a bit of a pass because of the times--and because of the fact that they were out to get him from day one.
Posted by: Poalo at July 20, 2019 02:32 PM (NFEMn)


Because of Alger Hiss.

Read Whitaker Chambers's "Witness." Chambers gave Nixon major props for taking down Hiss just when it looked as though Hiss would skate. The NYT and WaPo were all-in on supporting Hiss and viciously excoriated Chambers (alleging he was an alcoholic, a homosexual, and a nut, IIRC).

It looked as though the whole thing would go away with Chambers discredited and Hiss vindicated. Then Nixon got involved, and ended up reversing that trend, with Hiss being convicted of perjury and discredited as a Soviet asset (later established by the VENONA decrypts).

The NYT and WaPo never forgave him for that, and those of us were sentient at that time remember how they went after Nixon tong and hammer, day after day after day after day, along with the alphabet networks. (It was not unusual that network news of that day started with "There were no new developments today in the Watergate scandal that has enveloped President Nixon and his Administration." No news? That's the news?)

And they finally got him. If they'd 1% as much agitating against Barky, he'd be in Club Fed right now.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 02:42 PM (YqDXo)

243 I think you're right and I also think young people believe he started the Vietnam War.

Because of Pearl Harbor.

The MSM and public education never sleep.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 02:36 PM (YqDXo)

Also, The Pentagon Papers.

Nixon fought to keep papers from JFK and LBJ from being made public.
People probably think it was his own ass he was trying to protect.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 20, 2019 02:42 PM (NFEMn)

244 I clearly remember Jesse Jackson leading a protest at one of the later Apollo launches, maybe Apollo 16.

Yeah, instead of spending money to do great things, let's just give it to poor people so they can buy booze and cigarettes. Great idea.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 02:43 PM (sdi6R)

245 I would love to see humans back on the moon, Mars would be even more awesome but that is a major undertaking. And might piss of the Martians.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 02:43 PM (BbGew)

246 I give him a bit of a pass because of the times--and because of the fact that they were out to get him from day one.

I got to have a correspondence (typrewriters, stamps on an envelope) with an old half-uncle. He was a union guy, starting on the docks in San Francisco. Ended up President of the Masters, Mates, and Pilots union. Fascinating guy.

Anyway, I thought everyone hated Nixon because of VietNam and Watergate and hippies hating square culture.

Uncle Bob had hated Nixon since 1948 because of the Alger Hiss (yes, he was guilty) investigation. Nixon hate goes back a long way.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 02:43 PM (fuK7c)

247 "... because of solar radiation the flag on the moon is likely white by now."

I wonder how long before the metal itself breaks down, and the whole thing returns to dust. I suppose most metal would endure a long time, but any rubber/plastic must be dust by now? Thank God for the magnetosphere.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2019 02:45 PM (Cus5s)

248 Guevara, we were making the same point at the same time. Funny old Horde.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 02:46 PM (fuK7c)

249

Zombie said that schools in San Fran were teaching that Nixon started the Viet Nam war.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 02:48 PM (aKsyK)

250 Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 02:17 PM (sdi6R)

Yeah. *Skylab, at the onset, was ambitious, cool, and a logical next step to further exploration.
I don't think it was the Nazi thing as much as it was DeepState push back on Nixon.

The idea of Nixon's name on the next big step to outer space would not be tolerated.


*The Disney show, every Sunday, had a vignette with vonBraun talking about space and rockets.
It was his vision of a circular wheel (space station) rotating to create an artificial gravity for a more natural working environment.

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 02:50 PM (w6992)

251 Today NASA is building a giant new rocket called the Space Launch System, or SLS, along with the Orion spacecraft.

SLS uses 1970s technology developed for the Space Shuttle. But it will be bigger than the Saturn V!

Orion is basically a larger version of Apollo. It has been in development for 15 years and has not yet flown.

Oh, and there isn't a lunar lander or any money budgeted for actual missions. Presumably the missions and the money will just materialize at some point.

There is a reason that SLS is derisively called the Senate Launch System. It's being forced on NASA by Congress. The whole thing makes the F-35 program look frugal by comparison.

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 02:53 PM (sdi6R)

252 I read this week the flag staff on the moon was only into the ground a few inches, not a whole lot to stand the test of time.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 02:54 PM (BbGew)

253 Zombie said that schools in San Fran were teaching that Nixon started the Viet Nam war.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 02:48 PM (aKsyK)


Nixon was president in 1964?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 02:54 PM (UDD5g)

254 Yes, they built a lot of early hardware, including the Saturn I.



https://www.allpar.com/history/military/missiles.html



Scroll about halfway down to see a magazine ad showing Chrysler's line of missiles.





Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 01:52 PM (sdi6R)

=========================
Thanks! I sent my Dad the link and he told me that he'd give it a read.

Posted by: mrp at July 20, 2019 02:55 PM (Pqytn)

255 America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased.

- P. J. O'Rourke
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America, F Yeah!

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 20, 2019 02:57 PM (IuPpm)

256 253
Nixon was president in 1964?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 02:54 PM (UDD5g)


1964, 1864, what's the difference?

Posted by: SJW at July 20, 2019 02:58 PM (sdi6R)

257 Twelve years later, he and I watched the moon
landing in my parents' recreation room. At that point, I was certain
we'd have a lunar colony, and probably one on Mars, by now, with
asteroid mining common.



Boyohboy, was I wrong!

Posted by: Empire1 at July 20, 2019 01:30 PM (ZWw89)


Well we do have a flag on Mars

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 02:59 PM (UDD5g)

258 " "There were no new developments today in the
Watergate scandal that has enveloped President Nixon and his
Administration." No news? That's the news?)



And they finally got him. If they'd 1% as much agitating against Barky, he'd be in Club Fed right now" Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


JFK spoke against the DeepState ... ended up dead.

Eisenhower spoke of the military/government joint industrial complex, survived, but didn't stop them.


Nixon won a landslide vote on populism, got us out of Vietnam with a win ... DeepState removed him, then Dems (commies) defunded S Vietnam despite Ford efforts, our old allies were butchered, helicopter escape from embassy as commies rolled tanks in.


Reagan was tethered to CIA/DeepState Bush, but also started the globalism and deficit spending, even though he fought some of it (Harley), the "global free trade" myth began then.


Clinton/Bush/Obama ... tools of the globalists, DC and WallSt and globalists merged, it would seem. Now they try to take down another populist America First president ... outcome unknown.


CIA/Media/Dems/DeepState ... seem to have been in charge for along time. Schumer says they have six ways from Sunday to get you, better to submit.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2019 02:59 PM (Cus5s)

259 Now that we aren't spending all of that money on space travel, there are no more starving people, right?

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at July 20, 2019 03:00 PM (b7tUd)

260 Tinfoil hat on....

The Epstein saga is a Deep State plan to get Trump. They arrest him and offer him a deal: say Trump was in on the action and you get a suspended sentence. And the "evidence" is Acosta who was given a spot in the Trump administration as payback for making all the unpleasantness go away back in the 2000s.

Tinfoil hat off....

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 20, 2019 03:04 PM (FiUMj)

261

Another problem is the country is getting dumber. For a lot of people their entire world is their phone and they eat up the bullshit that is pushed by the MFM and Big Tech. They don't want to think or act like adults. Which is why the whole lie of socialism is getting popular

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 03:04 PM (UDD5g)

262 Posted by: Lurking Lurker at July 20, 2019 03:04 PM (FiUMj)
********
NOPE! if he was involved with Epstein that would have come out during Rep. Primary

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 03:05 PM (BqBId)

263 253 Zombie said that schools in San Fran were teaching that Nixon started the Viet Nam war.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 02:48 PM (aKsyK)
----------------------

Nixon was president in 1964?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 02:54 PM (UDD5g)
-------------------


Kennedy sent military *advisers* to Nam.

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 03:06 PM (w6992)

264 159 Tell me if anybody else laughs when they hear in the JFK speech:
"We choose to go to the Moon and do the other things. "

Its like a 6th grader saying "and stuff". Otherwise good speech from the writer but it makes me laugh. Maybe just me.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 20, 2019 01:24 PM (r+sAi)

He mumbled it and I missed what he'd said!

Posted by: m at July 20, 2019 03:06 PM (u5MYq)

265 what if Michael Avenatti had a Press Conference & absolutely no Press people showed up??? well here it is ********
http://bit.ly/2Z3ggDH
********
HAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 03:07 PM (BqBId)

266 Nixon was president in 1964?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 02:54 PM (UDD5g)

Could have been.

Posted by: Cook County Machine at July 20, 2019 03:07 PM (NFEMn)

267 Kennedy sent military *advisers* to Nam.

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 03:06 PM (w6992)


Yes, but I was just referencing the Gulf of Tonkin which really kick things off in Vietnam

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 03:07 PM (UDD5g)

268 The country as a whole may be getting dumber; However, there is a segment of our population that is smarter and better educated than ever.
And most of them are conservative.

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 03:09 PM (w6992)

269 Could have been.

Posted by: Cook County Machine at July 20, 2019 03:07 PM (NFEMn)


It makes me wonder how different things would have been if Nixon officially won the election. No LBJ at the very least

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 03:10 PM (UDD5g)

270 Kennedy sent military *advisers* to Nam.


Yeah, well we have troops in 150 countries now. Putting a boot on the ground doesn't mean you have to commit to war.

Johnson started it. McNamara told him in 1965 that it couldn't be won. The two of them were so scared of the accusations of weakness and betraying JFK's legacy that they kept it going. There were fewer than 2,000 American dead by the end of 1965.

The other 56,000 were a waste.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 03:11 PM (fuK7c)

271 Starving people?
LBJ stopped all that with the Great Society

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 03:14 PM (BbGew)

272 Johnson started it. McNamara told him in 1965 that
it couldn't be won. The two of them were so scared of the accusations
of weakness and betraying JFK's legacy that they kept it going. There
were fewer than 2,000 American dead by the end of 1965.



The other 56,000 were a waste.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 03:11 PM (fuK7c)


This would have been my handling of the war. Go on TV and tell the American people and Homo Chi Minh, that if the incursions into South Vietnam and support of the Viet Cong doesn't end I will wipe a North Vietnamese city off of the map every week. I will make Dresden 1945 look like a wienie roast. I will spare nothing. Now Homo, you have the power to stop it, so you decide.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 03:18 PM (UDD5g)

273 TheQuietMan, may I subscribe to your newsletter as this is the same sentiment that should be addressed to Iran.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 20, 2019 03:22 PM (BZzXD)

274 Next hoax racist hate crime is breaking here in Georgia. Some black state legislator claims she was in the wrong check out line at Publix and an evil white man yelled at her and, called her lazy and ignorant. Oh, and he also said "Go back to where you came from!" Imagine that, what are the odds?

But to skeptics she has proof. She has posted a video describing the incident and crying. And her little girl is terrified too!

All the elements of a typical hate crime . Well, not the big black pick-up with a confederate flag and MAGA sticker but we all know it was there.

Posted by: Ripley at July 20, 2019 03:23 PM (MxEKc)

275
Some black state legislator claims she was in the wrong check out line at Publix and an evil white man yelled at her and, called her lazy and ignorant. Oh, and he also said "Go back to where you came from!"



The frozen food aisle?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 20, 2019 03:26 PM (TAmPV)

276 I remember reading somewhere that the PAVN leadership realized in 1965-66 that to defeat the Americans it would take about 1 to 2 million casualties on their side in a protracted war.

They were happy to do it.

Now when Linebacker II put the PAVN leadership's asses in a sling, they were happy to pretend to make peace.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 03:27 PM (Z+IKu)

277
But to skeptics she has proof. She has posted a video describing the incident and crying. And her little girl is terrified too!


Let's see the stores security camera video.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 20, 2019 03:28 PM (TAmPV)

278 "But to skeptics she has proof. She has posted a video describing the incident and crying. And her little girl is terrified too!





Let's see the stores security camera video.

Posted by: Flawless Male"

She made a fatal mistake. She filed a police report, like Jussie. This swill be exposed as fraud if they investigate. Then sent down the memroy hole.

Posted by: Ripley at July 20, 2019 03:32 PM (MxEKc)

279 Experience has shown:

Black + Female + Democrat (I presume) = Liar & Idiot.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at July 20, 2019 03:32 PM (dmoiP)

280 she was in the wrong check out line at Publix

Did they have a whites only check ou tline, or the person was in the 20 items only with 60 things in their basket and the white person yelled out "Go back to the regular order line?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 03:34 PM (+0VWg)

281 "Did they have a whites only check ou tline, or the
person was in the 20 items only with 60 things in their basket and the
white person yelled out "Go back to the regular order line?



Posted by: FenelonSpoke"

She had too many items for the quick check-out line which she admits. At the very most somebody told her to get in the right line and made a snide remark. but that is an racist hate these days. And all her twatter followers are dutifully denouncing Trumps climate of hate and white southerners.

Posted by: Ripley at July 20, 2019 03:38 PM (MxEKc)

282 It's only a matter of time if Democrats ( Socialist) take over hate speech will be a crime.

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 03:44 PM (BbGew)

283
It's only a matter of time if Democrats ( Socialist) take over hate speech will be a crime.
Posted by: Skip


Joy Behar was wondering why Trump hasn't been arrested for "hate speech."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 03:48 PM (aKsyK)

284 HMS Montrose had been dispatched to rescue the British tanker but arrived ten minutes to late.

Video of capture included.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/y48fxvuy

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 03:52 PM (w6992)

285 https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/mobile/
Getting to last 25 minutes

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 03:52 PM (BbGew)

286 They have many of those little speed boats.
Good target practice for shooters with M-14s.

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 03:53 PM (w6992)

287 Or a Ma Deuce

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 04:03 PM (BbGew)

288 Not much sport with the Deuce.

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 04:08 PM (w6992)

289 244 I clearly remember Jesse Jackson leading a protest at one of the later Apollo launches, maybe Apollo 16.

Yeah, instead of spending money to do great things, let's just give it to poor people so they can buy booze and cigarettes. Great idea.
Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 02:43 PM (sdi6R)


"Poor people" translation: "blacks." Jesse Jackson didn't want money given to poor people generally.

See also "Southern Poverty Law Center."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 20, 2019 04:16 PM (YqDXo)

290
Well, I gotta hand it to the canucks... taking it to the next level.

Here, it's "bake the cake, bitch."

There, it's "wax my balls, bitch."

That guy is a bastard, even by American gay mafia standards.

Posted by: Friedman's Doctor at July 20, 2019 04:20 PM (5aX2M)

291 Off, chin doctor sock.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2019 04:21 PM (5aX2M)

292 ???

Posted by: why haven't we been back at July 20, 2019 04:36 PM (ym5eo)

293 Johnson started it. McNamara told him in 1965 that
it couldn't be won. The two of them were so scared of the accusations
of weakness and betraying JFK's legacy that they kept it going. There
were fewer than 2,000 American dead by the end of 1965.



The other 56,000 were a waste.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 03:11 PM (fuK7c)

Perhaps Goldwater ends it "one way or another" if he's elected.

But daisy video.

Posted by: Cook County Machine at July 20, 2019 04:56 PM (NFEMn)

294 If only we hadn't gone to the Moon, no one would be poor today.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 20, 2019 04:57 PM (oVJmc)

295 [A Google] joint venture with newspaper publishing company McClatchy to revive local news. ... .

The Compass Experiment, part of the Google News Initiative, aims to develop sustainable business models for local news organizations. It plans to launch digital platforms in three mid-sized communities

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y5qnzpj5

Posted by: Rolin Martian at July 20, 2019 05:00 PM (w6992)

296 285 https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/mobile/
Getting to last 25 minutes
Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 03:52 PM (BbGew)

Thank you, Skip!

Posted by: m at July 20, 2019 05:28 PM (u5MYq)

Saturday Morning Coffee Break

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***

Make mine a double!

Crazy week here at Misanthropic Acres. Hope yours was productive. Let's take a peek at a few items that didn't get their fair share of attention here at the AoSHQ. Because we all know, life isn't fair.

  • Ugh, the English language continues to be assaulted by douchebags. H/T Bitter Clinger

  • No shoes, no shirt, no manners, no service.

  • Til death do you part.

  • Maybe spiders aren't so bad after all.

  • Dude!

  • If you know recognize this Florida man.

  • Shit or get off the pot.

  • Oh yeah, like it tastes like the real thing.

  • Does this cocaine make my hair look big?

  • No mention of how much alcohol had been consumed.

  • Just spitballin' here, this may be why there are revolutions.

  • That's quite the Ooops!

  • Too early in the morning to talk politics? I have my thoughts and they aren't popular.

  • Area 51 is just the tip of the iceberg.


    Feel free to comment on these stories or something else in this open thread. The 'ettes don't have cooties. The hallway isn't designed for racing with sharp objects in your hands. And lastly have a great weekend!!

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:30 AM




    Comments

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    1 SCREAM AND --


    No. Too early for that. Good morning, all.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 08:32 AM (DHNlU)

    2 I see coffee but no nudity. I am disappointed. Or perhaps relieved.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 08:33 AM (NWiLs)

    3 Buenos Dios, Amigos!

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:34 AM (GaOgf)

    4 Florida man is neither me nor anyone I know. I fear that my luck will eventually run out.

    Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 08:34 AM (NWiLs)

    5 Fiftieth anniversary of the Moon landing!

    I was off from school that summer (the summer of True Grit and Hurricane Camille), and watched the telecast. I remember being rather disappointed in the quality of the transmission from Luna; I guess I expected it to look like 2001 or Star Trek.

    I remember Esquire riffed on it beforehand, suggesting that Armstrong would mumble something like, "Well, uh, let's see now. . . ."

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 08:36 AM (DHNlU)

    6 Do I want to click on "Shit or Gt Off the Pot"?

    Is it safe, MisHum, or are you punishing us (again)?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:36 AM (kQs4Y)

    7 British Foreign Secretary to Iran: "You're in big trouble. Now go to your room. "

    Sad that Britain is now a military paper tiger.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 08:36 AM (VkWRL)

    8 Neil Armstrong was pretty low-key, but here he is cutting up on the Bob Hope tours:

    https://twitter.com/polishpatriottm/status/1035839892637536256?lang=bg

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (kQs4Y)

    9 6 Do I want to click on "Shit or Gt Off the Pot"?

    Is it safe, MisHum, or are you punishing us (again)?
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:36 AM (kQs4Y)


    Safe, trust me. I'm a Cob

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (aA3+G)

    10 British Foreign Secretary to Iran: "You're in big trouble. Now go to your room. "

    Oddly enough, barely a whisper about that on the network newz...

    Huh. Wonder why?

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (6qErC)

    11 They stole my boat and my coffee this is Titanic.

    Posted by: saf at July 20, 2019 08:39 AM (5IHGB)

    12 Okay, that was underwhelming. The true test is completing "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire" while at the jakes.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:39 AM (kQs4Y)

    13 Apollo 11.... been watching Bill Whittle's 4 part UTube series.

    I do remember watching the landing and moonwalk IRL. Fuzzy black and white pictures. Was teh cool.

    Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 20, 2019 08:39 AM (3H9h1)

    14 Wouldn't the guys legs need to be amputated after that much time on a toilet seat?

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:40 AM (GaOgf)

    15 Florida Man.

    He's like a super hero, only not.

    Maybe Marvel can do a crappy movie about his exploits.

    More coffee.

    Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2019 08:40 AM (Z+IKu)

    16 10:Who knows, seems almost as if it was expected. False "seizing" in order to ship nuclear supplies followed by spectacularly brilliant diplomacy that shows the world the way?

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 08:41 AM (U7k5w)

    17 Ahh... first link goes to 404...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 08:42 AM (6qErC)

    18 I read the Sun article on Area 51 and other sites. It's just a bunch of speculation and "maybe facts" pulled out of someone's ass. Most people know, for example. that Diego Garcia is a special training ground for young Ensigns who just had their third and last talk with the skipper about career longevity.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 20, 2019 08:43 AM (C1Lsn)

    19 Tom Steyer the billionaire self identifies as middle class

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:43 AM (JFO2v)

    20 "Trust me."

    Now why did I just envision that on a t-shirt.
    With trust at the top, me at the bottom,,, and a big ol' cobra in striking pose right in the middle.

    Posted by: teej at July 20, 2019 08:43 AM (27q/y)

    21 Safe, trust me. I'm a Cob
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (aA3+G)


    At least there's no Yoko. It could always be worse!

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:45 AM (GaOgf)

    22 I noticed the BJ line had all the stickers!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:46 AM (JFO2v)

    23
    The duck-lipped airliner dustup minx looks crazy.

    You know the rule ...

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 08:46 AM (jGqoT)

    24 Coffee looks weak....

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 08:47 AM (UUBmN)

    25 The Mark Dice/Brian Stelter video posted in the sidebar is pretty great.

    Posted by: m at July 20, 2019 08:47 AM (VRC88)

    26 Finding God at the Starbucks :


    I know we all roll our eyes at the" wokeness" of Starbucks, and some people feel it's practically a moral obligation to never buy anything from them, but I don't that (feel I can never patronize them, I mean) I don't go there a lot but today I did So today spouse and I after weeding at the church before it got incredibly hot and humid-although we were still sweating at 7;00- went to get a coffee there. There was a woman reading the Book of Revelation and I had a nice chat with her. She has the same first name as my sister and goes to a Baptist church which I used to pass everyday on my way to seminary . I gave her a copy of the "Upper Room" the devotions from which I often post from on here. Last time I tried to hand this out someone wearing a cross she said , You people (without asking me what denomination I was) don't believe in the "cardinal doctrines". I guess she thought I was some weird sect or a Jehovah's Witness.

    There was also a man with a huge rather well done tattoo of the Virgin Mary on his forearm. I don't think I've ever seen that tattoo on someone before. I didn't speak to him but I thought that was nice, and meeting someone from near my seminary, a person who was reading the bible was what I call a "God incident". Everyday we can see glimpses of God if we keep our minds and hearts open to that.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:47 AM (+0VWg)

    27 I'm out in the 'burbs this AM to get my hair cut, but I have an hour to kill. I could drive over to Target, but then I have to come back to that same mall later because another store I want to hit doesn't open until the God-awful hour of 9AM.

    I'm driving my rental, a bright blue Hyundai Elantra which is a better roller skate than I thought it would be. With any luck, my '15 BMW will be ready after its water damage repair at the dealer by Tuesday. And I've taken a week's vacation, so afternoon naps are more than possible, they are required.

    I'm sitting at a Panera, and two old prospectors * are sitting two tables away discussing their aches and pains. The organ recital: "Oh, my kidneys . . . oh, my gall bladder . . ."

    * Full disclosure: I'm about the same age as they are.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 08:50 AM (DHNlU)

    28 Trump tweets yesterday about talking to Kanye West about helping his friend ASAP somebody or other, who sounds like they're incarcerated in Sweden? It's gotten more <3's than I've ever seen on a Trump tweet: 598k. Who the heck is ASAP Rocky??

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at July 20, 2019 08:50 AM (JoUsr)

    29 The URL for the manhole story has a 404 error going on.

    Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 20, 2019 08:51 AM (/+bwe)

    30 I have driven by Area 25 and my wife claims she saw a space shuttle but not like the one by our house here in Houston.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:51 AM (JFO2v)

    31 21 Safe, trust me. I'm a Cob
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (aA3+G)


    At least there's no Yoko. It could always be worse!
    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:45 AM (GaOgf)

    See, I'm a nice guy, but dont tell others it can be our little secret

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:51 AM (aA3+G)

    32 WeaselWoman had surgery on her wrist a couple of days ago and I'm supposed to be "taking care" of her. She's doing fine, and I'm using this opportunity to not do anything today in case I need to do some sort of caregiver shit.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 08:52 AM (MVjcR)

    33 8 Neil Armstrong was pretty low-key, but here he is cutting up on the Bob Hope tours:

    https://twitter.com/polishpatriottm/status/1035839892637536256?lang=bg
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 08:38 AM (kQs4Y)

    Oh, my; that is so wonderful. I hope that gets posted on the main page.

    Posted by: m at July 20, 2019 08:52 AM (VRC88)

    34 23
    The duck-lipped airliner dustup minx looks crazy.

    You know the rule ...
    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 08:46 AM (jGqoT)

    do not slap your nuts against fuckn nutz

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:52 AM (JFO2v)

    35 the "til death do you part" story - that guy should be in jail

    Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 08:54 AM (dm05u)

    36 US secret bases - I lived right near DARPA for years, didn't even know it until it was mentioned in a novel I read. Oh, THAT's why there's so much security around that generic-yet-obviously fortified bland office building!

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 08:54 AM (bDqIh)

    37 Miss Linda came up with me to my work on Thursday so she could ride the shuttle over to the zoo. She wanted to see the new lions. She suggested I could come over on my lunch hour. I said, "Too hot."

    She put on sunscreen, brought water, and wore a floppy wide-brimmed straw hat. And when she got back, even she agreed, "Too hot."

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 08:54 AM (DHNlU)

    38 Everyday we can see glimpses of God if we keep our minds and hearts open to that.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 08:47 AM

    And sometimes Jesus drops it practically in our laps because we're blind, as happened two weekends ago to me!

    Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 20, 2019 08:55 AM (/+bwe)

    39 See, I'm a nice guy, but dont tell others it can be our little secret
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:51 AM (aA3+G)

    I have always suspected as much!

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:56 AM (GaOgf)

    40 Moon landing, 1969.

    Watched at neighbors house. Baseball/bowling buddy.

    Life, for this 14 yo was all baseball, fishing, music and girls.

    Right in the middle of the greatest decade for diverse styles of music and the greatest collection of American Steel.

    As a side note, if you put True North American Steel in the utube search you might just find one more example of that horrible music being written nowadays.

    Posted by: teej at July 20, 2019 08:56 AM (27q/y)

    41
    Tom Steyer the billionaire self identifies as middle class

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:43 AM (JFO2v)


    He ought to identify as Lunatic-American. He's a loon

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 08:56 AM (MZSrL)

    42 I was just a lass when the moon landing occurred. It was really cool, still is actually. It is good to be an American.

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (GaOgf)

    43 My week started off with not knowing if I had a job after *next* week. My company lost a contract bid to continue our existing US Navy support, and we hadn't heard anything from anyone whether or not it would be protested or not. I was starting to freak out.

    Wednesday I got the offer letter from the new company, with a nice ($15K) raise. This was part of rebidding the contract since we took HUGE cuts ($20K for me) a year and a half ago and lots of people left. I'm not back to where I was, but this is good enough.

    Yesterday I got all the HR paperwork and am filling it out now.

    I need a beer.

    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (ijEPD)

    44 Another Armstrong story: My mother picked up a color print of the younger Armstrong after reading about him, and kept it for years. The kicker is that she bought it several years before Apollo 11. She said, "He's part of the space program. I'll bet he'll be the first man on the moon."

    What gets me is how she knew.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (DHNlU)

    45 Crazy week here at Misanthropic Acres.
    ________

    Oh, person, FireHorse Stables was nuts! I'm just glad it's the weekend. Working for the person is exhausting. Glad I can relax and watch retrospectives about landing the first person on the --

    -- hey, wait a minute -- perSON???

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 08:58 AM (ta49A)

    46
    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (ijEPD)


    Congratulations! What wonderful news!

    Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 08:58 AM (GaOgf)

    47 First link hopefully working now.
    Thanks.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 08:59 AM (aA3+G)

    48 Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 20, 2019 08:55 AM (/+bwe)

    Yes indeed. What happened two weeks ago to you? if you care to share. I like to hear the stories of "God incidences".

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:00 AM (+0VWg)

    49 My dad, a retired Naval Aviator, made sure I was in front of the TV for all of the Apollo milestones. Sure do miss him.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 09:00 AM (MVjcR)

    50 Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (ijEPD)

    That is good news.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:01 AM (aA3+G)

    51 >>Trump tweets yesterday about talking to Kanye West about helping his friend ASAP somebody or other, who sounds like they're incarcerated in Sweden? It's gotten more

    Apparently some hiphop guy.
    He was in Sweden and got attacked, defended himself and was thrown in jail.

    Here's more (remove spaces in link):



    https://twitter.com/culttture/status/

    1152365422894866437

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:01 AM (bDqIh)

    52 Like I said elsewhere, I hope the Bronie Brigade invades Area 51: I want to see Groom Lake look like the Sahara after El Alamein ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:01 AM (3JbJY)

    53 "That's one small step for A man..."

    Just wanted to set that record straight.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:01 AM (wB3g3)

    54 I've got some questions about the 9/11 fund also, MisHum.

    Couple of things...

    Of cours, some volunteers may not have had good insurance coverage, but FDNY and NYPD both have excellent health benefits, so what is the money for? Is more $ needed for treatment or is it just a life insurance type of thing?

    Also, what exactly is it from 9/11 that is killing them? I have asked this of several friends who were "on the job" and all I get back is some variation of, "all kinds of cancer."

    I hate to say it, but cancer gets a lot of us. Are they getting mesothelioma from asbestos? What is it?

    Posted by: IrishEi at July 20, 2019 09:02 AM (NtglE)

    55 Neil Armstrong, master of the ad lib --

    When he landed the Eagle, he reported from "Tranquility Base" which wasn't in the script -- just something he came up with. The folks Mission Control were confused for a few seconds, then they got it. Of course! Tranquility Base!!

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 09:02 AM (ta49A)

    56 this is almost 15 years old and real about today

    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=260

    example:

    All Western (and especially American) claims to moral superiority over Communism/Fascism/Islam are vitiated by the Wests history of racism and colonialism.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 09:03 AM (JFO2v)

    57 If you had a time machine, and you went back to, say, August of 1969 and talked to the NASA people, no doubt they'd ask excitedly, "How many bases do we have on the Moon in 2019? Have we landed on any of the outer moons, Neptune or Uranus?"

    And you'd have to say, "Uh, no. We haven't been back to the Moon since 1972. We have a gigantic welfare state, are giving handouts to millions of illegal border jumpers, had a secret Moslem/gay president, and thousands of goofballs are saying in public, with a straight face, that they 'identify' as the other sex -- and nobody is locking them up for their own safety."

    They'd say, "I believed in the time machine, but that's too damn much. Get outa here."


    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:03 AM (DHNlU)

    58
    You people (without asking me what denomination I was) don't believe in the "cardinal doctrines".


    "Why, I am perfectly conversant with the writings of Dizzy Dean, Bob Gibson, Stan Musial and Bob Uecker!" was the proper rejoinder.

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 09:04 AM (jGqoT)

    59 Good morning all.

    Posted by: Muad'dib at July 20, 2019 09:04 AM (UU59y)

    60 Lizzy, relating to DARPA.

    Created this thing called lifelog. Three guesses what that was for.

    "Forced" to shut it down.

    Same day it shut down, this other little site we all know and love started up. MZ

    Posted by: teej at July 20, 2019 09:05 AM (27q/y)

    61 Greetings fappers and fappees.

    I'll never forget this day some *mumble* years ago when we landed on the Moon. A bunch of us gathered at a friend's house to watch on telebishion. Some of us had parents and relatives who worked on the Apollo program up in Huntsville and were extremely proud to have had even a small part in that wondrous achievement.

    As I walked back home afterwards, I remember looking up at the Moon and thinking, "Wow, we finally did it. We landed a man on the Moon." Having been a space geek and reading a lot of sci-fi books as a real boy, I never thought we'd do that in my lifetime. I was delighted to have been wrong. Good times.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 20, 2019 09:05 AM (HaL55)

    62 Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (ijEPD)

    Congratulations and God bless you in your new job!.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:05 AM (+0VWg)

    63 I used to do a lot of business with DARPA.

    Posted by: Muad'dib at July 20, 2019 09:06 AM (UU59y)

    64 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 09:04 AM (jGqoT)

    LOL. I don't think she would have made the connection. Probably not a baseball fan.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:06 AM (+0VWg)

    65 Congratulations to Jeff on the restoration of (most of) your salary, and the continued employment. It does lighten the load on your mind to get news like that.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:06 AM (DHNlU)

    66 That looked like the perfect bowl of ramen.

    But I ordinarily think of Japanese people as fairly compliant so I am surprised there was a problem with following the rules.

    There is a sushi place in my neighborhood with 8 seats. No sign. He opens when he wants. No ordering, you eat what he makes. No reservations, and if he has personal guests, there are fewer seats. Always a long line of people hoping to get in.

    Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 20, 2019 09:07 AM (EZebt)

    67 "That's one small step for A man..."

    Just wanted to set that record straight.


    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:01 AM (wB3g3)


    That could be triggering. Better have Big Tech/Minitrue change it to Xir

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:07 AM (MZSrL)

    68 I don't know how Bob Hope managed to loosen up Neil Armstrong. It's a credit to Hope's people skills.

    mr. creeper lived in the same apartment complex as many of the Mercury astronauts. He said Armstrong was utterly humourless and John McCain was even worse. Alan Shepard, OTOH, was the ultimate astronaut.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:07 AM (wB3g3)

    69 54 I've got some questions about the 9/11 fund also, MisHum.

    Couple of things...

    Of cours, some volunteers may not have had good insurance coverage, but FDNY and NYPD both have excellent health benefits, so what is the money for? Is more $ needed for treatment or is it just a life insurance type of thing?

    Also, what exactly is it from 9/11 that is killing them? I have asked this of several friends who were "on the job" and all I get back is some variation of, "all kinds of cancer."

    I hate to say it, but cancer gets a lot of us. Are they getting mesothelioma from asbestos? What is it?
    Posted by: IrishEi at July 20, 2019 09:02 AM (NtglE)


    There are a number of policemen and firefighters killed every year in the course of employment. To my knowledge Workers Comp covers them. Most are union members and and unions have benefits for injuries and/or death, life insurance, short term and long term disability.

    Yet the others that I have mentioned don't have super funds set up for them. It is another emotional response to a tragic event. Logic gets thrown out the window.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:08 AM (aA3+G)

    70 John Glenn?

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 09:09 AM (ta49A)

    71 If you had a time machine, and you went back to,
    say, August of 1969 and talked to the NASA people, no doubt they'd ask
    excitedly, "How many bases do we have on the Moon in 2019? Have we
    landed on any of the outer moons, Neptune or Uranus?"

    And you'd
    have to say, "Uh, no. We haven't been back to the Moon since 1972. We
    have a gigantic welfare state, are giving handouts to millions of
    illegal border jumpers, had a secret Moslem/gay president, and thousands
    of goofballs are saying in public, with a straight face, that they
    'identify' as the other sex -- and nobody is locking them up for their own safety."

    They'd say, "I believed in the time machine, but that's too damn much. Get outa here."




    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:03 AM (DHNlU)


    The left has done everything to tear down and destroy this country and they have been wildly successful. Imagine where we would be in this country without those commie shitheads ruining everything?

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:09 AM (MZSrL)

    72 PRO TIP:
    If you're ever visiting Nicaragua, do not list "Astronaut" as your occupation on the immigration forms.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 09:09 AM (MVjcR)

    73 Backwards, you bring up an excellent point. I don't think any of us looked at the moon the same after men had been there.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:10 AM (wB3g3)

    74 >>Same day it shut down, this other little site we all know and love started up. MZ

    Yeah, facebook. Odd coincidence, that.


    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:10 AM (bDqIh)

    75 Alan Shepard, OTOH, was the ultimate astronaut.
    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:07 AM (wB3g3)
    ----
    I would hazard a guess that Shepard and Grissom were fun to party with.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 09:10 AM (kQs4Y)

    76 Firehouse:. "John Glenn?"

    Duh. Yes.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:13 AM (wB3g3)

    77 It is another emotional response to a tragic event. Logic gets thrown out the window.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:08 AM (aA3+G)
    ~~~~~

    Agreed, MisHum. I'm a native NYer and I spent two weeks near Ground Zero handing out sammiches and water to these guys, so it's not like I don't give a crap. Harsh as it sounds, I'd like to see some cold, hard data.

    Posted by: IrishEi at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (NtglE)

    78
    Backwards, you bring up an excellent point. I don't think any of us looked at the moon the same after men had been there.


    I waved at them.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (HaL55)

    79 70
    John Glenn?

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019


    *
    *
    I remember my mother quoting some news story around the time of his flight that said he'd never had a cold in his life. Sounds like PR puffery, but he and the other astronauts were certainly in very good shape. Dr. Ken Cooper, the author of Aerobics, the 1960s book laying out his 30-points-a-week cardiovascular fitness program, had worked with a lot of pilots and astronauts, or astronaut hopefuls. He said they all included running a mile or more every day in addition to playing handball or other sports.

    Cooper's name has probably been forgotten in America; his "aerobics" term hasn't. But in Brazil, I'm told, working out (running, walking, swimming) on a daily basis is called "coopering."

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (DHNlU)

    80 There is so much wrong with the reportage in that heart surgery article that I can't even begin.

    ...a bypass tube inserted in her femur...

    Stupid reporters, stupid lawyers. Feh.

    Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (mvenn)

    81 I remember a lot about July 20, 1969.

    We were glued to the radio, as there was no live TV broadcast of the landing (it was all over the TV, but it was just the same as the radio). Later that evening, I was ushering a concert at Carillon Park (Dayton, Ohio) with a friend as Boy Scouts. You could feel it in the air, how excited and proud everyone was.
    And that night we watched the televised broadcast from the Moon.
    I sat on the couch next to my Grandmother, who had known the Wright Brothers 60 plus years before. And we talked about what an incredible century it had been.

    From the Wright Brothers to Apollo 11, in the lifetime of a person.
    The last 50 years, maybe not so incredible.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 09:15 AM (S6Pax)

    82 you had a time machine, and you went back to,
    say, August of 1969 and talked to the NASA people, no doubt they'd ask

    -

    There's a great picture online of Howard Cossell (sp?) standing between Bruce Jenner and OJ Simpson saying "Ladies and gentlemen, I've just returned from the future and you are not going to believe this sh*t."

    Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't call me whitey, commie at July 20, 2019 09:15 AM (nL8AQ)

    83 Great news Jeff!!

    Nice list Krebs.
    I would have probably tossed in Lou Brock as a kicker.
    Still have an album I got from little league team when about ten.
    Stan Musial hitting instructional album.

    Includes radio broadcast of his 3000th hit.

    Puts on Harry Carey voice**

    LINE DRIVE THERE IT IS!!!
    INTO LEFT FIELD!!!
    HIT NUMBER 3000!!!
    MUSICAL ROUNDING FIRST ON HIS WAY TO SECOND WITH A DOUBLE!!!
    HOLY COW HE CAME THROUGH!!!

    Posted by: teej at July 20, 2019 09:16 AM (27q/y)

    84 54 IIRC one of the causes of cancer risk at ground zero was from a huge amount of florescent bulbs, the residue, which is very toxic, mixing into the dust cloud. I agree with MH that the fund is an emotional response to a tragic event.

    Posted by: bill in arkansas at July 20, 2019 09:16 AM (C1Lsn)

    85 HAPPY NACHO DAY!!!
    its a beautiful day in the neighborhood, especially since it's 912 days without Hillary NACHO President!

    oh yeah... its also HOT outside! NO SHIT, It's JULY!
    ---/ ..wife turned on Lester(molester) Holt the other night, and he had a man crying about his job and having to work out of a big brown truck without air conditioning delivering packages all over. Dude! Get a job inside coding!
    ("Hello World! It's cool in here")

    Posted by: larro at July 20, 2019 09:16 AM (10GNe)

    86 57 If you had a time machine, and you went back to, say, August of 1969 and talked to the NASA people, no doubt they'd ask excitedly, "How many bases do we have on the Moon in 2019? Have we landed on any of the outer moons, Neptune or Uranus?"

    And you'd have to say, "Uh, no. We haven't been back to the Moon since 1972. We have a gigantic welfare state, are giving handouts to millions of illegal border jumpers, had a secret Moslem/gay president, and thousands of goofballs are saying in public, with a straight face, that they 'identify' as the other sex -- and nobody is locking them up for their own safety."

    They'd say, "I believed in the time machine, but that's too damn much. Get outa here."


    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:03 AM (DHNlU)

    Mohammedan Outreach Programs cost big bucks!

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 09:17 AM (JFO2v)

    87 50 years ago yesterday Mom and Dad picked us up from Good Counsel Camp in Inverness, and we drove across the state to Cape Kennedy, which it was named at the time. July 20, 1969 was Dad's 36th birthday, and what he wanted to do more than anything to celebrate that day was to be at the Space Station with his wife and children.

    I clearly remember being there and thinking how cool it was to be at Cape Kennedy on the day of the moon landing and on Dad's birthday to boot.

    If he were with us today, he'd be celebrating the day by regaling his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with his memories of the day and reminding us all how proud we should all be to be American and that we live in the greatest country ever.

    Sadly, some of them need a big reminder of that, instead of longing to be like Sweden.

    Anyway, wish Dad could have lived long enough to see "that Marxist" - as he called TFG - out of the White House, and a patriot as President once again. Reagan was one of his idols.

    Dad was born to two legal immigrants in the one of the Irish ghettos in NYC, so had to grow up tough. He admired politicians who were fighters. Although he didn't agree with Guiliani on a lot, he always said we needed more like him who were willing to tell squishes on "our side" and the opposition to go to hell.

    Dad, you got your wish for this country in Donnie Two Scoops. Wish you could be there with us to celebrate. And happy birthday from your eldest!

    Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019 09:17 AM (4pK1/)

    88 Posted by: IrishEi at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (NtglE)

    Never thought of you as cold hearted.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:17 AM (aA3+G)

    89 Today's whiteboard sign:

    After walking on the moon, Neil Armstrong praised God and went back to the rocket, read the Bible and took Holy Communion.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:18 AM (+0VWg)

    90 If you had a time machine, and you went back to, say, August of 1969 and talked to the NASA people, no doubt they'd ask excitedly, "How many bases do we have on the Moon in 2019? Have we landed on any of the outer moons, Neptune or Uranus?"

    And you'd have to say, "Uh, no. We haven't been back to the Moon since 1972. We have a gigantic welfare state, are giving handouts to millions of illegal border jumpers, had a secret Moslem/gay president, and thousands of goofballs are saying in public, with a straight face, that they 'identify' as the other sex -- and nobody is locking them up for their own safety."

    They'd say, "I believed in the time machine, but that's too damn much. Get outa here."


    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:03 AM (DHNlU)



    Well...if you look back, there was a huge political argument about NASA,

    particularly after their YUGE accomplishment of landing a man on the moon.

    Basically, SURPRISE! it was the Democrats/Progtards/Commies who argued that we needed that money here on Earth to help poor people.

    Not use it to get a few rocks from the moon.

    And their views were echoed throughout the Big 3 and all the newspapers.

    It was a stupid argument especially considering all the technological breakthroughs from the space program that found their way into the US economy and created jobs. But, that's not cool, man.

    I've always wondered how much of that was from direct Soviet interference and influence -either by honeypot, bribes, or ideological-unity by the Dims. Cuz the Soviets had to understand by then that they could never compete directly against us in that field. They would always be second at best.

    Anywho, another battle the Democrats won with the Reps not doing much more than staring at their shoes and mumbling.

    What a waste. Had we gone forward America would literally have won the high ground for the next fifty years or so. With a whoie new sector of the economy open and thriving.

    Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:19 AM (2EMYr)

    91 Right now my teen son is on a big road trip w/my parents exploring the west, including Roswell, the satellite array in Socorro, NM and the Titan missile museum, as well as some other recreational places like Moab. Alas, no Area 51 in the itinerary.
    Can't wait to hear all about it,

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (bDqIh)

    92 Most of our flagged tankers carry armed security due to the Somalian piracy issues. Lots of ex military who are very good at maritime security and shooting at people. That and pretty good coordination with our Navy is enough to keep the Iranians off us. It's unclear to me why the British flagged carriers have not adopted some type of onboard armed security. That's really on the head of who ever owns those tankers. Cheap and foolish.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (VkWRL)

    93 I have been eating keto since March. I have not splurged on carbs at all. No bread, cookies, pasta, rice, cakes, etc. at all. I still eat too much but have been steady on weight after losing 12lbs.
    I would totally eat that bowl of ramen!

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (UUBmN)

    94 I'll never forget Shepherd's first words when he got it of the capsule..."Man, what a ride!"

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (wB3g3)

    95 87 50 years ago yesterday Mom and Dad picked us up from Good Counsel Camp ... Dad, you got your wish for this country in Donnie Two Scoops. Wish you could be there with us to celebrate. And happy birthday from your eldest!
    Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019 09:17 AM (4pK1/)

    =====

    Great story, marybeth. :-)

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:21 AM (3JbJY)

    96 87
    50 years ago yesterday Mom and Dad picked us up from Good Counsel Camp
    in Inverness, and we drove across the state to Cape Kennedy, which it
    was named at the time. . . .


    Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019


    *

    *

    Cool story, Marybeth!

    I could look it up, I guess, but somebody here is sure to know: When did the base go back to "Canaveral"? It was named that to start, I know, and renamed in 1963 or -64, but when -- and more important, why -- was it changed back?

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:21 AM (DHNlU)

    97 90 natural

    The prosperity of the West is built on ruthless exploitation of the Third World; therefore Westerners actually deserve to be impoverished and miserable.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 09:21 AM (JFO2v)

    98 The left has done everything to tear down and destroy this country and
    they have been wildly successful. Imagine where we would be in this
    country without those commie shitheads ruining everything?


    We have all the aerospace engineers in Congress to thank for the Challenger tragedy since they refused to fund a vehicle that was safe during the first 2 minutes of flight when it's under the most physical stress. They considered the crew and vehicle expendable. Dipshits...


    The Murphy Aerospace Company Inc. will be happy to design a Congressional spacecraft. I suppose we should be glad it was able to get off the ground at all.


    It's also a testament to their innumeracy that they didn't grok that NASA at the time more than paid for itself. All that tech they developed was public property and lots of companies, wealth and tax revenue were generated thanks to it.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 20, 2019 09:22 AM (HaL55)

    99 I'm glad my dad missed obama and sorry he's missing Trump.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 09:22 AM (MVjcR)

    100 i'll take a look at all this (above) some time later.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 09:22 AM (Pg+x7)

    101 I hate to say it, but cancer gets a lot of us.

    -
    I saw a lawyer commercial yesterday saying you should sue the asbestos industry if you have cancer even if you smoke because it was the asbestos that got you.

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:23 AM (+y/Ru)

    102 ... but they say essence of dead shark is the best shark repellant. maybe the same holds true for raccoons.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 09:23 AM (Pg+x7)

    103 Berkeley. I got nuthin'.

    Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (v4X1l)

    104 WeaselWoman had surgery on her wrist a couple of days ago and I'm supposed to be "taking care" of her. She's doing fine, and I'm using this opportunity to not do anything today in case I need to do some sort of caregiver shit.
    Posted by: Weasel
    -----
    Your natural empathy shows that you make an excellent caregiver!

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (UUBmN)

    105 What a waste. Had we gone forward America would literally have won the high ground for the next fifty years or so. With a whoie new sector of the economy open and thriving.
    Posted by: naturalfake


    I don't know how old you are or whether you lived through the post- Apollo era, but NOBODY politically wanted to spend more money on space.
    The Viet Nam war was still dragging on, and the New Frontier enthusiasm for the Space Program was evaporated among a lot of politicians.
    The Space Program (NASA, which used to be NACA), was a Cold War victory for the US, but people (academics, the Media, the usual suspects) were already becoming uneasy with the idea of "victory" over Marxist ideology.
    So Nixon did push the Space Shuttle program, which used the cheapest design (up front, of four design approaches discussed) that had the costliest operating budget downstream. Carter actually wanted to kill the Shuttle program, and almost did.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (S6Pax)

    106 It's unclear to me why the British flagged carriers
    have not adopted some type of onboard armed security. That's really on
    the head of who ever owns those tankers. Cheap and foolish.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (VkWRL)
    not to mention that from the circumstances, it looks to me as though at least some members of the crews of the tankers involved in the incident yesterday were paid off to turn their ships over. That's always the easiest way to grab something with no shots fired.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (KS7KL)

    107 15 years ago, "mesothelioma lawyer" was the most expensive keyword on google. $63 -- not a typo -- per CLICK.

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (3JbJY)

    108 G'morning, all.

    From sunny Rehoboth Beach.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 09:25 AM (q1BC2)

    109 ... oh, and i expect the first responders fund is going to be drawn on for the next hundred years.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 09:25 AM (Pg+x7)

    110 WeaselWoman had surgery on her wrist a couple of days ago and I'm supposed to be "taking care" of her. She's doing fine, and I'm using this opportunity to not do anything today in case I need to do some sort of caregiver shit.
    Posted by: Weasel
    -----
    Your natural empathy shows that you make an excellent caregiver!
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (UUBmN)
    -------
    It's a burden, but I'm holding up as best as I can.

    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 09:25 AM (MVjcR)

    111 It is another emotional response to a tragic event. Logic gets thrown out the window.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:08 AM (aA3+G)
    ~~~~~

    Agreed, MisHum. I'm a native NYer and I spent two weeks near Ground Zero handing out sammiches and water to these guys, so it's not like I don't give a crap. Harsh as it sounds, I'd like to see some cold, hard data.
    Posted by: IrishEi at July 20, 2019 09:14 AM (NtglE)


    Yep, hate to say it, but it comes up with military combat vets all the time too. Some undisclosed illness, or maybe even a disclosed illness, and we're attributing it to their time in service.

    Sez who?

    I'm not opposed to rewarding those who serve, and a helluva lot more gratitude might be a better place to start, rather than money, but yeah.. when there are emotional appeals involved, I don't trust the people making the claims.

    Posted by: Bob Mould at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (cY3LT)

    112 It's unclear to me why the British flagged carriers have not adopted some type of onboard armed security.

    -
    It's not cricket!

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (+y/Ru)

    113 Logic gets thrown out the window.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:08 AM


    Defenestration of logic, if it saves one child, is no vice.

    H8r!

    Posted by: Proggies Of The World, Untied at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (nsREH)

    114
    What a waste. Had we gone forward America would
    literally have won the high ground for the next fifty years or so.
    With a whoie new sector of the economy open and thriving.



    Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019


    *

    *
    I remember thinking that I'd be more than glad to work in Luna City. A temperature-controlled environment with 1/6 the gravity of Earth? Sign me up!

    Of course, with my luck, the steady temp in all the corridors and living quarters in Luna City would be set to 80 F, not 72, to save on energy.

    But you're right. The media and politicians went from "Astronauts are heroes! We need to conquer space!' to "A bunch of rocks??!" in the space of only 10 years. Damned annoying to watch everybody nod their heads at that.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (DHNlU)

    115 And a greeting from Salty, who is off the grid and on vacation.

    Good morning!

    Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (q1BC2)

    116 I could look it up, I guess, but somebody here is sure to know: When did the base go back to "Canaveral"? It was named that to start, I know, and renamed in 1963 or -64, but when -- and more important, why -- was it changed back?

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
    ________

    Just got back from Wikipedia. Johnson ordered the name change in 1963. Floridians in the area, especially residents in the city of Cape Canaveral, didn't like it. Because of this, the name was changed back in 1973.

    The facility is called Kennedy Space Center, but it's located at Cape Canaveral.

    (My question is Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. What's up with that??)

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 09:26 AM (ta49A)

    117 91 Right now my teen son is on a big road trip w/my parents exploring the west, including Roswell, the satellite array in Socorro, NM and the Titan missile museum, as well as some other recreational places like Moab. Alas, no Area 51 in the itinerary.
    Can't wait to hear all about it,
    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (bDqIh)
    ---
    The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is entertaining and enlightening:

    https://nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 09:27 AM (kQs4Y)

    118 Marybeth, don't you worry. Dad knows.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:27 AM (wB3g3)

    119 >>It's unclear to me why the British flagged carriers have not adopted some type of onboard armed security.

    These are the people who have unarmed police, have outlawed not just guns, but knives and have made it a crime to defend yourself, so . . .

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:28 AM (bDqIh)

    120 I could look it up, I guess, but somebody here is sure to know: When did the base go back to "Canaveral"? It was named that to start, I know, and renamed in 1963 or -64, but when -- and more important, why -- was it changed back?
    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


    It's still Kennedy Space Flight Center, but the landmass reverted to being called Cape Canaveral back in the 1990's, I think.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 09:28 AM (S6Pax)

    121 117 91 Right now my teen son is on a big road trip w/my parents exploring the west, including Roswell, the satellite array in Socorro, NM and the Titan missile museum, as well as some other recreational places like Moab. Alas, no Area 51 in the itinerary.
    Can't wait to hear all about it,
    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:20 AM (bDqIh)
    ---
    The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is entertaining and enlightening:

    https://nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 09:27 AM (kQs4Y)

    =====

    Second that. Las Vegas has a number of cool museums, if you are not into gambling and strippers ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:28 AM (3JbJY)

    122 "Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (KS7KL)"

    I'm hearing from some people in the know there is some "weirdness" with these vessels. No armed security, high degree of cooperation with IRGC, low level of distress and coordination with British Navy.

    I'm guessing that's why this has partially taken the slow walk. Well, that plus the civilian government is weak.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 09:29 AM (VkWRL)

    123 Slides Mrs. Weasel through USB port so she can ring for service

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 09:29 AM (aA3+G)

    124 It's unclear to me why the British flagged carriers have not adopted some type of onboard armed security.

    -
    It's not cricket!
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler
    -----
    I heard that the ships don't have armed security because of the insurance companies.

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:29 AM (UUBmN)

    125 LOL Herman Cain tweet:


    Maybe we can replace it with something like "Hey hey, ho ho, anti-Semitic bigots who marry their brothers have got to go!"

    Posted by: vmom doing CPR on mostly dead bookhorde blog at July 20, 2019 09:29 AM (dm05u)

    126 After walking on the moon, Neil Armstrong praised God and went back to the rocket, read the Bible and took Holy Communion.

    -
    Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

    127 WeaselWoman had surgery on her wrist a couple of days ago and I'm supposed to be "taking care" of her. She's doing fine, and I'm using this opportunity to not do anything today in case I need to do some sort of caregiver shit.
    Posted by: Weasel
    -----
    Your natural empathy shows that you make an excellent caregiver!
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (UUBmN)
    -------
    It's a burden, but I'm holding up as best as I can.
    Posted by: Weasel at July 20, 2019 09:25 AM


    Boredom has been shown to cause significant setbacks in wrist recovery. A trip to one or more of the LGSs is indicated.

    Posted by: Dr. Duncanthrax at July 20, 2019 09:31 AM (nsREH)

    128 VIA, thanks for the relay from Salty. The day can begin now.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:31 AM (wB3g3)

    129 The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is entertaining and enlightening:



    https://nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/



    Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 09:27 AM (kQs4Y)



    =====



    Second that. Las Vegas has a number of cool museums, if you are not into gambling and strippers ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019


    *
    *
    Oh -- THAT Las Vegas. There's one in New Mexico, too, and I thought, since the Alamogordo site is in NM, a museum devoted to atomic testing might be in that state as well. I'm sure there's some kind of historical site for visitors down in the SE desert, though.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:31 AM (DHNlU)

    130 I remember thinking that I'd be more than glad to work in Luna City. A temperature-controlled environment with 1/6 the gravity of Earth? Sign me up!

    -
    Lose weight with this one weird trick!

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:33 AM (+y/Ru)

    131 >>The National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas is entertaining and enlightening:

    https://nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/
    - - -
    Oh, that looks interesting!
    They're not making it into NV, but I am filing that away - thanks!

    I love road trips, and there a so many interesting, fun, beautiful places to visit in this country.

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:33 AM (bDqIh)

    132 We're going through Roswell, NM on the way to Colorado. In fact we're overnighting at the Walmart there so I'm sure we'll encounter some interesting alien stuff!

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:33 AM (UUBmN)

    133 Carter actually wanted to kill the Shuttle program, and almost did.

    TFG (The gay/muzzie Imbecile) retired the Shuttle fleet when the oldest one still had many serviceable hours left on its airframe. They were designed to withstand 125 flights and IIRC, the oldest one didn't make 1/3 of them yet. I'd have to look up the exact figures, but that's in the ballpark.

    Then we paid the Russians brazillions of dollars to do what we once did: deliver people and payloads into LEO.


    Did I mention that progressives are low-functioning retards who cannot count and need instructions to fap?

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (HaL55)

    134 Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

    =====

    Buzz has never been one to give a crap ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (3JbJY)

    135 The Miss World America organization is under fire after stripping a President Donald Trump - supporting model of her Miss Michigan title over "racist, Islamophobic, and insensitive" tweets.



    Kathy Zhu, 20, is a University
    of Michigan student who won the 2019 Michigan World America title on
    Sunday. However, her reign was cut short after organizers became aware
    of Zhu's controversial Twitter account days later.




    Kathy Zhu wrote: Someone called me an islamophobic for not wanting to put on a hijab.


    Someone called me a racist because I recognize that black people kill more blacks than police do.


    Good luck to those who are as gullible as this.

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (fIpKq)

    136 Make sure you keep up with blood screening on Keto, especially cholesterol. I am not a fan of keeping your body in that state for a long period. That plus your body needs a certain amount of "good" carbs for energy. Also make sure you have a regular exercise program every day and keep up with it. That's where you will really lose the weight, gain muscle tone and work your cardiovascular system.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (VkWRL)

    137 62 Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 08:57 AM (ijEPD)

    Congratulations and God bless you in your new job!.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:05 AM (+0VWg)

    The funny thing is, it's the *same* job, just with a new company. Government contracting can be like that.

    But the raise 3/4 back to where I was is nice, and the folks at the new company are awesome.

    Other bennies - I get to sell back my vacation time at the old company to the tune of about $5K - I had 280 hours banked. I also used up my entire $2700 of FSA already and don't have to pay back 5 months of it - AND - the new company's FSA year started at the beginning of July so I can start a *new* one nearly full at $2475.

    Only drawback is I have zero vacation days now because new company.

    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (YnfZf)

    138 129 Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

    =====

    Haven't been to the Las Vegas in New Mexico, but Trinity Site is open twice a year for public visits. Worth the long drive out there ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:35 AM (3JbJY)

    139 Time to deal with the wheeking piglet and filthy floors. Back in a while for the Pet Thread. Keep yer hand on it, Horde.

    Posted by: creeper at July 20, 2019 09:35 AM (wB3g3)

    140 Oh hell, when was the last time I changed that sock?

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 09:36 AM (cY3LT)

    141 ... and btw, for a good time view "apollo 11: the complete descent". it's a video that tracks the descent of the lander from its lunar orbit at c.4000 mph to its soft landing in about 15 minutes, combining the onboard film shot by aldrin's camera with nasa & astronaut dialogue in real time (with transcriptions for clarity). it was truly a risky and dangerous proposition.

    via instapundit and also on youtube.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 20, 2019 09:36 AM (Pg+x7)

    142 have a close relative who's a millenial, she finally (although unintentionally) helped me to finally understand the whole Beto movement. (she's actually almost the perfect millenial, in that she was all for Beto, put signs out, told people how great he was, and then got busy and forgot to vote)
    So a couple days I was by her house, and her Beto signs were finally in the trash, and I asked how she could bear to part with them, and she just said "oh he's over". And I knew in spite of her past devotion, she'll never have a thought about him again.
    The Beto phenom was a pop culture thing that rarely spills over into politics, maybe this will happen more and more in the future. Almost none of his followers cared about his ideas, or cared what he said, or what he had done (nothing). What they cared about was that all the Cool Kids said Beto was Cool, and anybody who wanted to be Cool had to be for Beto. Maybe somebody will try to figure out how he ignited this (his father in laws mega millions had a lot to do with it, I think) but that was all he ever had.
    BUT - as soon as he lost, and especially after new, more Cool players started to show up in the Dem primary race, suddenly the Cool Kids were bored with him (no one can hold that peak long) and everyone else who was susceptible - wait a minitt, not cool anymore, and 95% of his support walked out for that reason alone. because that's the only thing he ever had going for him.
    The greatest irony is that I'll bet that Beto himself doesn't understand what happened, and doesn't understand why he's been kicked to the curb so quickly. Now he gets to spend the rest of his life trying to be relevant, and failing.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (KS7KL)

    143 130
    I remember thinking that I'd be more than glad to work in Luna City. A
    temperature-controlled environment with 1/6 the gravity of Earth? Sign
    me up!



    -

    Lose weight with this one weird trick!

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019


    *

    *
    Yep! I've thought back, and realized that if I had studied computer programming in the early and mid-'70s, and if our space program had rocketed ahead as it should have, NASA would have needed computer people -- including some to install and maintain and code computers in Luna City itself. Spend a six-month tour on the Moon (exercising hard every day so as not to lose muscle tone), bank all my pay, and I could have come home in say 1977 and bought myself a really nice house, anywhere!

    Of course I probably would have wound up like the couple in the Heinlein story, "It's Great to be Back!", who are disappointed with everything about Earth after their time in Luna, and can't wait to go back.

    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (DHNlU)

    144 I have driven by Area 25 and my wife claims she saw a space shuttle but not like the one by our house here in Houston.

    Posted by: rhennigantx at July 20, 2019 08:51 AM (JFO2v)

    Your neighbor has a space shuttle parked by the house? Man, the HOA is going to be all over that using the 'no RVs or campers or boats stored, except in the garage' rule.

    Posted by: Count de Monet at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (5v5Zx)

    145 I figure that if NYC has enough money to give to illegal aliens, they can take care of their own employee's medical benefits.

    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:38 AM (I5SAg)

    146 Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?



    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)





    The soy bois and xirs who have never ventured out of their parents' basement calling him a coward. They are completely detached from reality

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:38 AM (fIpKq)

    147 Please never let it be forgotten that Former F.B.I director, James Comey, is a b@#ch-@ss cowardly piece of s#i+
    This
    spineless excuse for a human being, actually hid behind curtains to avoid talking to
    Donald Trump. Comey hid behind curtains like a child hides behind his mother's dress.

    That's not a rumor. That's confirmed. Comey admitted it on CNN. The video is on youtube.
    The
    F#$%ing Director of the F#$%ing F.B.I. admitted on national F#$%ing
    television that he was afraid to talk to someone. Comey was actually
    proud of his cowardice, and basked the adulation of The Media. Are you
    f@#$ing kidding me?

    I'm not "Billy
    Badass". I'm not a big guy. I can't think of one adult that I know,
    and think, "Sure, I could beat them in a fight. No problem."

    However,
    I have gone nose-to-nose with bigger guys than me. Hell, I've gone
    nose-to-nose with an amateur boxer who out-weighed me by 60lbs. He
    would've destroyed me in one punch. No doubt. But, I told him, "If you
    want to do that, then you're going to have to kick my ass first."
    Thanks to him, we didn't actually fight.
    I didn't hide behind curtains. The Former Director of the F.B.I. did.

    It's hard to believe that such a spineless piece of garbage was actually in charge of the F.B.I.
    I
    hope James Comey is forever remembered as the 6'8" guy who hid behind
    curtains. What an embarrassment. I would be ashamed to be his wife or
    his son.

    Posted by: qzy at July 20, 2019 09:39 AM (gLlOF)

    148 142 ... Now he gets to spend the rest of his life trying to be relevant, and failing.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (KS7KL)

    =====

    So, he's heading to CNN?

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:39 AM (3JbJY)

    149 >>Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB
    - - -

    Social media is weird.

    If you met Buzz in person (if you were that lucky) would you really be so petty as to say something like those tweet to his face? Why is it normal to tweet-speak to a person that way?

    "Oh, you landed on the moon, but you also met Trump so you're nothing to me now!"

    Posted by: Lizzy at July 20, 2019 09:39 AM (bDqIh)

    150 134 Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    https://bit.ly/2LDQ3ZB
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:30 AM (+y/Ru)

    =====

    Buzz has never been one to give a crap ...
    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:34 AM (3JbJY)

    especially here:

    https://tinyurl.com/yyw46k5l

    I lol every time . . .

    Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019 09:39 AM (4pK1/)

    151 It's Saturday! Why isn't there a bottle of Bailey's featured next to that cup of coffee?

    Mornin'

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 09:40 AM (WEBkv)

    152 Your neighbor has a space shuttle parked by the house? Man, the HOA is going to be all over that using the 'no RVs or campers or boats stored, except in the garage' rule.
    Posted by: Count de Monet
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    Don't get me started on unregulated power hungry HOA's. You can hardly buy a house in Texas anymore that doesn't have one unless it's in the boonies.

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:41 AM (UUBmN)

    153 As a college student my brother was abducted at a gas station in Las Vegas New Mexico by a group of men, forced into their car,taken into the hills, savagely beaten and abandoned. He hiked out to a main road. In my opinion there is not much to recommend the town. It's pretty much a dump.

    Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2019 09:41 AM (mvenn)

    154 Google Somali Pirates vs Private Security guards. Watch a few of the better live fire exchange videos.

    There's a reason almost everybody has armed security going into the Gulf.

    It stopped because if people are armed and a good shot, an incoming skiff or fast boat is a sitting duck.

    Posted by: Marcus T at July 20, 2019 09:42 AM (VkWRL)

    155 150 especially here:

    https://tinyurl.com/yyw46k5l

    I lol every time . . .
    Posted by: Marybeth at July 20, 2019 09:39 AM (4pK1/)

    Shoulda curb-stomped that soy boy ...

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:42 AM (3JbJY)

    156 Didja see the crap Buzz Aldrin got after he praised Trump?

    No, but I'm sure Buzz Aldrin, being the little snowflake he was, retreated to his safe space./s

    I guess people feel that the need to share their political convictions in some of the rudest ways possible, because of course, that would get everyone off the Trump train/s.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 09:42 AM (+0VWg)

    157 So my 9 year old granddaughter has expressed a desire to be baptized. She has two questions. How long do they keep you under, and who baptized John the Baptist? I have the answer to the first, but not the second.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:43 AM (lwiT4)

    158 Texas is funny that way. Virtually no zoning laws. You buy a house and your neighbor turns his into a noisy, stinky anything. People want HOAs so their neighbors cannot park their cars on the lawn, etc.

    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:44 AM (I5SAg)

    159 I lol every time . . .

    Oh yeah. Go Buzz!


    I saw him walking through the Huntsville airport once. His gait tells you you wouldn't want to mess with him.

    Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 20, 2019 09:45 AM (HaL55)

    160 I am pretty sure the answer to the second question is "The Essenes." They were big into ritual cleansings.

    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:45 AM (I5SAg)

    161 I am pretty sure the answer to the second question is "The Essenes." They were big into ritual cleansings.

    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:45 AM (I5SAg)



    Thanks. I'll search the intertubes for stuff on the Essenes. She is very inquisitive about the whole thing.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:47 AM (lwiT4)

    162 Texas is funny that way. Virtually no zoning laws. You buy a house and your neighbor turns his into a noisy, stinky anything. People want HOAs so their neighbors cannot park their cars on the lawn, etc.
    Posted by: JAS
    -----
    A few ordinances would take care of it. No non-working vehicles on residential lots unless garaged. No overgrown yards/trees/shrubs. Vehicles must be on paved areas. Etc. hell, many of these are already on the books.

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:47 AM (UUBmN)

    163 106 from the circumstances, it looks to me as though at least some members of the crews of the tankers involved in the incident yesterday were paid off to turn their ships over.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:24 AM (KS7KL)

    Evidence clear enough that they can be charged?

    Posted by: m at July 20, 2019 09:48 AM (VRC88)

    164 Kathy Zhu wrote: Someone called me an islamophobic for not wanting to put on a hijab.

    -
    Hijab: ultimate cool

    Handmaid's Tale outfit: ultimate evil

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 09:48 AM (+y/Ru)

    165 Oh, except Austin where you can camp wherever the hell you want if you're "homeless"! *spit*

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (UUBmN)

    166 Matteo Lambert, a 9-year-old
    from Vienna, Virginia, asked Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo
    for a "moonshot" ahead of their game against the San Diego Padres on
    Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, a big ask for any player in the
    league.




    Rizzo, though, delivered.



    Rizzo drilled a grand slam 366
    feet over the left field wall in the third inning of the Cubs' 6-5 win
    against the Padres on Friday, marking his first home run since June 15.


    Lambert helped organize a group who is running a 5K race in Grant Park
    in Chicago this weekend to help raise money for children who have
    cancer. He stopped by the dugout before the game to deliver a letter to "Mr. Rizzo" with the goal to "help kids be kids!"


    "That was for him," Rizzo said, via 670 The Score "He is running a 5K tomorrow for kids with cancer. It was cool he could come out and hang here."

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (WJUXr)

    167 The greatest irony is that I'll bet that Beto himself doesn't understand what happened, and doesn't understand why he's been kicked to the curb so quickly. Now he gets to spend the rest of his life trying to be relevant, and failing.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (KS7KL)

    Maybe LIVs have taken a second look and realized he's more goofy than cool and also realized they realized they really don't want a slacker from the skateboard park as president.

    Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (JgA4k)

    168 A few ordinances would take care of it. No non-working vehicles on residential lots unless garaged. No overgrown yards/trees/shrubs. Vehicles must be on paved areas. Etc. hell, many of these are already on the books.
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:47 AM (UUBmN)

    =====

    As likely to be enforced as the stop sign laws. HOAs much more invested in their community. Helps maintain property value. Easy solution to not liking HOAs: Don't live in one. (Btw, the same solution to immigrants who hate America ...)

    Posted by: Kingsnake at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (3JbJY)

    169 The greatest irony is that I'll bet that Beto himself doesn't understand what happened, and doesn't understand why he's been kicked to the curb so quickly. Now he gets to spend the rest of his life trying to be relevant, and failing.
    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:37 AM (KS7KL)


    Beto is in a long line of these fellas. Going back at least to Eugene McCarthy. Possibly even farther, and one could make a case that some of the elected Presidents were just the latest flavor of the month, who happened to time it right and get elected.

    Of course Bobama and Bubba fall into those categories, but so does JFK, so did Woodrow Wilson, and Peanut Farmer.

    Our more recent dud candidates who eventually became embarrassments, John Edwards, Bernie, Howie Dean, these guys are truly awful human beings, and it's mystifying that they were once considered cool, but that's our Democrat Party. Idiots through and through. Gullible and angry and irrational is no way to go through life, xon.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 09:50 AM (cY3LT)

    170 It is another emotional response to a tragic event. Logic gets thrown out the window.
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
    -------

    As it has been phrased here by a Moron, an attempt to substitute compassion for good judgement.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 09:50 AM (CDGwz)

    171 grammie, I don't know if all Christians believe this, but we Catholics believe that John was baptized by Jesus when both were still in their mothers' wombs when Mary went to visit Elizabeth. I'll see if I can dig up a reference if you like.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 09:50 AM (aXucN)

    172 157 So my 9 year old granddaughter has expressed a desire to be baptized. She has two questions. How long do they keep you under, and who baptized John the Baptist? I have the answer to the first, but not the second.
    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:43 AM (lwiT4)
    ------------

    Not so much baptized as anointed by God to let everyone know of the coming of the Messiah.

    John baptized with water but let everyone know he was nothing compared to the one who was to come and would baptize with the Holy Spirit.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 09:50 AM (WEBkv)

    173 "That was for him," Rizzo said, via 670 The Score
    "He is running a 5K tomorrow for kids with cancer. It was cool he could
    come out and hang here."

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (WJUXr)



    I think Rizzo does a lot of stuff for pediatric cancer, doesn't he? I see a lot of pics of him in hospitals.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:51 AM (lwiT4)

    174 158
    Texas is funny that way. Virtually no zoning laws. You buy a house and
    your neighbor turns his into a noisy, stinky anything. People want
    HOAs so their neighbors cannot park their cars on the lawn, etc.

    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:44 AM (I5SAg)
    slight correction on that; inside incorporated City Limits, cities are allowed to place almost any zoning restrictions they wish on property. (Houston is famous for being the only big city that doesn't) However, County Governments don't have this power, so if you're anywhere outside an incorporated city limit, then the situation is as you described, and that's where HOA's come in.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 09:52 AM (KS7KL)

    175 I am pretty sure the answer to the second question is "The Essenes." They were big into ritual cleansings.
    Posted by: JAS at July 20, 2019 09:45 AM (I5SAg)


    Yes, it's a significant part of the reason why it's assumed Jesus was Essene.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 09:52 AM (cY3LT)

    176 90
    I've always wondered how much of that was from direct Soviet interference and influence -either by honeypot, bribes, or ideological-unity by the Dims. Cuz the Soviets had to understand by then that they could never compete directly against us in that field. They would always be second at best.

    Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:19 AM (2EMYr)


    I think you put your finger on it. We know that the Soviets were involved with the "antiwar" movement at the time. That's also when the environmental movement started. For decades, they had bragged that socialism would eventually outproduce capitalism and give the workers a higher standard of living. Not only did that prove to be untrue, they were falling farther and farther behind. All of a sudden, the argument flipped 180 degrees. Now it was, "America is using more than its fair share of the world's resources. We have to tighten our belts and lower our standard of living for the good of the Earth." We're still hearing that today.

    Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 09:53 AM (sdi6R)

    177 A few ordinances would take care of it. No non-working vehicles on residential lots unless garaged. No overgrown yards/trees/shrubs. Vehicles must be on paved areas. Etc. hell, many of these are already on the books.
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:47 AM (UUBmN)
    -----------------

    If I had a choice between my neighbor having a car on his lawn and giving the local city council the idea "there outta be a law" I vote for the car on the lawn every single time.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 09:53 AM (WEBkv)

    178 "That was for him," Rizzo said, via 670 The Score
    "He is running a 5K tomorrow for kids with cancer. It was cool he could
    come out and hang here."

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 20, 2019 09:49 AM (WJUXr)



    I think Rizzo does a lot of stuff for pediatric cancer, doesn't he? I see a lot of pics of him in hospitals.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:51 AM (lwiT4)


    As anti-Cub as I am, I've always been of the impression Rizzo is a fine human being.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 09:53 AM (cY3LT)

    179 Easy solution to not liking HOAs: Don't live in one. (Btw, the same solution to immigrants who hate America ...)
    Posted by: Kingsnake
    ----
    easier said than done. I get it, really. Some are better than others. I just think they have way too much power and much of it is unchecked.

    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:53 AM (UUBmN)

    180 John baptized with water but let everyone know he
    was nothing compared to the one who was to come and would baptize with
    the Holy Spirit.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 09:50 AM (WEBkv)



    Exactly. I stumble over my words in trying to explain these things to a 4th grader. She gets it to a certain point. I'll have to leave it to the Holy Spirit to fill in the gaps and correct any errors in my explanations. Mom is working with her to make sure she knows the significance of the step she's taking.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:54 AM (lwiT4)

    181 grammie -

    If you're interested in the Catholic viewpoint, here it is:

    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08486b.htm

    The relevant scripture verses are Luke 1:15 and Luke 1:41.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 09:55 AM (aXucN)

    182 Thanks bluebell. Let me take a look ......

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:57 AM (lwiT4)

    183 "The Terror" Season 2 looks like it could be good.

    Depends on how PC-SJW they go, since they're highlighting the word 'infamy' as in

    "The Terror: Infamy"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ZSie64No89s


    Even if they go all SJW, they'll never mention FDR and the Dims going all out for internment.

    Eh, still looks well done from the commercial.

    Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2019 09:57 AM (2EMYr)

    184 Peter Thiel talks about the future with Eric Weinstein

    https://youtu.be/nM9f0W2KD5s

    Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 09:58 AM (LxTcq)

    185 Exactly. I stumble over my words in trying to explain these things to a 4th grader. She gets it to a certain point. I'll have to leave it to the Holy Spirit to fill in the gaps and correct any errors in my explanations. Mom is working with her to make sure she knows the significance of the step she's taking.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 09:54 AM (lwiT4)
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    Grammie, I think it's amazing your granddaughter asked that question.

    Good luck!

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 09:58 AM (WEBkv)

    186 I tend to be cynical, so when I hear a story like above about a ballplayer hitting a home run on-demand for some kid I wonder how many times a big league player was asked to hit one out for little Billy and didn't come through. Those stories never get published.

    Similar to Michelle Kwan saying "anybody can be an Olympic champion." Except for the many millions who can't.

    Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2019 09:58 AM (mvenn)

    187 >> Oh, except Austin where you can camp wherever the hell you want if you're "homeless"! *spit*
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist!

    Well, they are prohibited from doing that within so many feet of a governmental building aren't they? Our betters don't have to smell them or get their shoes dirty.

    Posted by: Aviator at July 20, 2019 09:58 AM (2cuLk)

    188
    The Houston Area Hound Association is having the drawing for its silent raffle today. The proceeds go into a scholarship fund named after a talented young handler who died of a brain tumor on her 22nd birthday.

    The star item up for bidding, the one attracting the most bids, the one there will almost be fights over: a pair of scissors.

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 09:59 AM (TubSh)

    189 Now it was, "America is using more than its fair share of the world's resources. We have to tighten our belts and lower our standard of living for the good of the Earth." We're still hearing that today.
    Posted by: rickl


    Well, that sort of explains "Seinfeld" on TV.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 09:59 AM (S6Pax)

    190 175: And Jews have our mikveh. even for men.

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 09:59 AM (U7k5w)

    191 Something to hum to yourself today...

    The Green Hills of Earth

    Let the sweet fresh breezes heal me
    As they rove around the girth
    Of our lovely mother planet
    Of the cool, green hills of Earth.

    We've tried each spinning space mote
    And reckoned its true worth:
    Take us back again to the homes of men
    On the cool, green hills of Earth.

    The arching sky is calling
    Spacemen back to their trade.
    ALL HANDS! STAND BY! FREE FALLING!
    And the lights below us fade.

    Out ride the sons of Terra,
    Far drives the thundering jet,
    Up leaps a race of Earthmen,
    Out, far, and onward yet ---

    We pray for one last landing
    On the globe that gave us birth;
    Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
    And the cool, green hills of Earth.

    Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at July 20, 2019 10:01 AM (S6Pax)

    192 Wow bluebell! There's a lot to chew on in your link! I'm bookmarking it.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:02 AM (lwiT4)

    193 187: Texas has GOP governors and presumably legislators, kick the homeless to San Francisco where they belong. NYC likes to bus out their mentally ill. just do it.

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:02 AM (U7k5w)

    194
    As anti-Cub as I am, I've always been of the impression Rizzo is a fine human being.

    Posted by: BurtTC


    As anti-Yankees as I am, the players seem to be talented, hard-working, likeable professionals. I have nothing against them. The fawning media and the overbearing fans, on the other hand...

    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 10:02 AM (TubSh)

    195 Hope it helps, grammie. It's amazing what kids will think about and ask about, that we adults only take for granted. I'm so glad she asked you. I think questions like that really help with our faith journey.

    Posted by: bluebell at July 20, 2019 10:03 AM (aXucN)

    196 As anti-Yankees as I am, the players seem to be talented, hard-working, likeable professionals. I have nothing against them. The fawning media and the overbearing fans, on the other hand...
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 10:02 AM (TubSh)
    --------------

    Eh, could be worse, could be a Boston Red Sox fan. Talk about insufferable....

    ...oops, uh, bluebell, didn't see you over there.....

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:03 AM (WEBkv)

    197 Party like it's 1349!

    Dr. Drew Warns of Imminent Bubonic Plague Outbreak In LA...

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:04 AM (+y/Ru)

    198 197: are we expecting casualties?

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:04 AM (U7k5w)

    199 Good morninsk from communist workers paradise of Moscow, comradeskis!

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:06 AM (v4v6L)

    200 Need some blade runners.

    Sex robots 'roam streets' with humans after upgrade...

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:06 AM (+y/Ru)

    201 Morning, Horde! Half coffee half hot chocolate for me as the temperature screams towards 40+ with the humidex and I sit pricing hockey figurines. Fortunately for me, my A/C is top-notch.

    Spiders are the tits. To bad my daughters hate them so much.

    Posted by: TheHoser at July 20, 2019 10:06 AM (IDjUx)

    202 198 197: are we expecting casualties?
    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:04 AM (U7k5w)
    -----------------

    Expecting? Politicians are hoping for casualties, so they can rush in, spend oodles of money and look good in the process while giving speeches to the local nooze outfits.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:07 AM (WEBkv)

    203 Easy solution to not liking HOAs: Don't live in one. (Btw, the same solution to immigrants who hate America ...)
    Posted by: Kingsnake
    ----
    easier said than done. I get it, really. Some are better than others. I just think they have way too much power and much of it is unchecked.
    Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 20, 2019 09:53 AM (UUBmN)


    Yes, it's possible to move into a home and not realize what overbearing assholes your neighbors are.

    Mine started out that way here, but a bunch of the old shitheads died, so now it's pretty much cooled off.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:07 AM (cY3LT)

    204 202: Could kill off their base, though

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:07 AM (U7k5w)

    205 Incredible thread about the Flynn prosecution.

    https://tinyurl.com/y2xljt5d

    Posted by: JackStraw at July 20, 2019 10:08 AM (K/2j/)

    206 204 202: Could kill off their base, though
    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:07 AM (U7k5w)
    --------------

    50 million abortions later, the Democrats are still a viable political party, so, history suggests it won't matter.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:08 AM (WEBkv)

    207 I'm not a HOA fan, heard too many horror stories, but I can see where they could be useful in, say, Houston. If I were to buy there, I would have to scrutinize the HOAs I might move into to ferret out what works for me. Rule of thumb: less is more.

    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 10:10 AM (YnfZf)

    208 And Jews have our mikveh. even for men.

    I always figured that was the answer. John's own baptism might have taken place at the Temple, but it's also possible the Essenes did it.

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:11 AM (ykYG2)

    209 I took my kiddos to their first concert last night. We had a blast even though is was hotter than Hell's half acre. There was very little assholery, and we only caught a whiff of stink weed at the very end of the night. My monkeys had a great time watching the show and the other concert goers. I had a great time watching the joy on their faces.

    Posted by: no good deed at July 20, 2019 10:11 AM (MmFTx)

    210 I read somewhere (I forget where) that a woman in Florida racked up over $200,000 in fines because her lawn wasn't moved and the water in her swimming pool was nasty.

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:11 AM (ta49A)

    211 As anti-Cub as I am, I've always been of the impression Rizzo is a fine human being.

    Posted by: BurtTC

    As anti-Yankees as I am, the players seem to be talented, hard-working, likeable professionals. I have nothing against them. The fawning media and the overbearing fans, on the other hand...
    Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 10:02 AM (TubSh)


    I've been drifting further and further away from baseball over the past several years, and I realize the players are pretty much the same as they've ever been.

    Well, the homeless beard look is rather recent, but other than that... and I'm convinced some level of steroid use is still tolerated, but other than that...

    The thing that has pushed me away is the management of the game, in all the small and large ways it's changed over the past few decades. Some of it is annoyance, and some I hate way more irrationally than I care to admit, like the bullshit stats that are used these days. And the lingo around it all, like we're all insiders and now use words like "rake" when talking about hitting. Shut up! You shut up already! You're not an insider if everyone else is in here with you!!

    Gah!!!

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (cY3LT)

    212 I always figured that was the answer. John's own baptism might have taken place at the Temple, but it's also possible the Essenes did it.
    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:11 AM (ykYG2)

    ---------

    Frikkin Essenes had their fingers in everything.

    Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (v4v6L)

    213 Plague is endemic (exists continuously in a region at low level of occurrence) in the US.. I suspect that Dr. Drew's prediction is sensationalistic. There may be picked of outbreak but not likely to become a wide epidemic.

    Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (mvenn)

    214 no good deed @ 209 --

    Who'd you see?

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (ta49A)

    215 From the NYT:

    Leana Wen: Why I Left Planned Parenthood

    -
    It was either leave or be arrested for trespass?

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (+y/Ru)

    216 210 I read somewhere (I forget where) that a woman in Florida racked up over $200,000 in fines because her lawn wasn't moved and the water in her swimming pool was nasty.
    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:11 AM (ta49A)
    -------------

    On a house she no longer owned because it had been foreclosed on.

    The article is linked above. The one that has "revolution" in the link.

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:14 AM (WEBkv)

    217 208Mikvehs require "living water" so rivers would do nicely, and back then I'm sure they did less transporting of water for ritual bathing

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:14 AM (U7k5w)

    218 This'll put Blotto back on top again.

    Beto's new fundraising appeal . . . for Ilhan Omar

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:15 AM (+y/Ru)

    219 And the lingo around it all, like we're all insiders and now use words like "rake" when talking about hitting. Shut up! You shut up already! You're not an insider if everyone else is in here with you!!

    Posted by: BurtTC
    ________

    Left it for good around '93 and never regretted it. The bullcrap insider jargon is one of the reasons. Looking back, I think my first step away was when I first heard the term "ribbies."

    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:16 AM (ta49A)

    220 Eh, could be worse, could be a Boston Red Sox fan. Talk about insufferable....

    ...oops, uh, bluebell, didn't see you over there.....
    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:03 AM (WEBkv)


    During the recent hockey thing, which I don't care about at all, a friend of mine who is from Boston, was saying he hoped the Bruins would beat the St. Louis Blues. They hadn't won a professional championship in something like 3 months, so he thought they were due.

    I think he was only partially kidding.

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:16 AM (cY3LT)

    221 Leana Wen: Why I Left Planned Parenthood

    That still small voice you're not listening to is saying, "I've stopped the bleeding, now make amends"

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM (ykYG2)

    222 Mikvehs require "living water" so rivers would do
    nicely, and back then I'm sure they did less transporting of water for
    ritual bathing

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:14 AM (U7k5w)



    My cousin got baptized in the Jordan River a couple of years ago. I was surprised that the water looked so muddy, at least in her pictures.

    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM (lwiT4)

    223
    I would humbly suggest that "Cape Kennedy" as a geographical appellation ought to be reserved for a location on Chappaquiddick Island, MA.

    For The Swimmer, Lion of the Senate!

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 10:18 AM (jGqoT)

    224 Buzz Aldrin punching someone in the face who said "I want you to swear on the Bible you walked on the moon. You're coward, liar and a thief." Good for Buzz.!

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:18 AM (+0VWg)

    225 This weather is DISGUSTING !!!!!! That is all

    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 10:18 AM (BqBId)

    226 Rule of thumb: less is more.
    Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 20, 2019 10:10 AM


    This is my heuristic when it comes to clothes, as well.

    Posted by: Lena D. at July 20, 2019 10:19 AM (ldJ5T)

    227 Morning all

    Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 20, 2019 10:19 AM (m8J9w)

    228 I was planning on heading out early this morning but the dog won with those sad eyes. I'm such a softie.

    Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 20, 2019 10:19 AM (JgA4k)

    229 Firhorse, we saw a new band, Ra Ra Riot, as the opening act. Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind were the headliners. They all put on an entertaining show.

    Posted by: no good deed at July 20, 2019 10:20 AM (MmFTx)

    230 some fat turd, who never served, calling a Korean air vet with 66 missions, a 'coward'. i hope his own teeth tasted great.

    Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:20 AM (ykYG2)

    231 And the lingo around it all, like we're all insiders and now use words like "rake" when talking about hitting. Shut up! You shut up already! You're not an insider if everyone else is in here with you!!

    Posted by: BurtTC
    ________

    Left it for good around '93 and never regretted it. The bullcrap insider jargon is one of the reasons. Looking back, I think my first step away was when I first heard the term "ribbies."
    Posted by: FireHorse at July 20, 2019 10:16 AM (ta49A)


    Heh, wow. A term I've heard a million times, and never once reacted to it that way. But yeah, I guess we are talking about irrationality, so that's fine.

    I can't explain why "rake" bothers me as much as it does. Or "statcast" stats like exit velocity and "WAR." It makes me want to punch people in the mouth, and even that I can't explain. Why the mouth and not the nose, for example?

    Posted by: BurtTC at July 20, 2019 10:20 AM (cY3LT)

    232 222: I understand it's pretty dirty

    Posted by: CN at July 20, 2019 10:20 AM (U7k5w)

    233 Max Boot @MaxBoot
    Public confidence in govt. has fallen to just 17%. This is due mainly to the way Republicans have demonized government: First, the tea party attacked government spending, and now Trump defames even agencies such as the FBI that GOP traditionally lionized.
    *******
    Maxipads Boot is having a SADZ

    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (BqBId)

    234 I hope Buzz is still a practicing Christian. If so, he's definitely from the "muscular school" of Christianity which was quite popular in the late 1800's and early 1900's, and I guess was for Buzz.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (+0VWg)

    235
    Were Berkeley city council member Rigel Robinson to show up at my dwelling's door, I'd tell him, "Beggone, afore I sic the dogs on ye!"

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (jGqoT)

    236 Good morning, all you champions of truth, justice, and the American way!

    I was thinking, maybe I should quit coffee for a while, see if it matters to my health. Then up pops this thread. Hahaha. *sssiiipppp*

    FenelonSpoke #224:
    Buzz Aldrin punching someone in the face who said "I want you to swear on the Bible you walked on the moon. You're coward, liar and a thief." Good for Buzz.!

    Just re-watched that.

    It's a sad, tragic moment in American history...

    ...that Buzz would lose it like that and punch that fellow out...

    ...and we didn't get any better footage of the punch and the aftermath.

    That woman in yellow who blocked the camera was obviously a foreign agent. Possibly an extraterrestrial.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:22 AM (+npba)

    237
    Maxipads Boot is having a SADZ
    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (BqBId)


    He's having a heavy flow day, from the sound of things.

    Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at July 20, 2019 10:23 AM (jGqoT)

    238 Oh -- THAT Las Vegas. There's one in New Mexico, too, and I thought, since the Alamogordo site is in NM, a museum devoted to atomic testing might be in that state as well. I'm sure there's some kind of historical site for visitors down in the SE desert, though.
    Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2019 09:31 AM (DHNlU)

    The National Atomic museum is in Albuquerque, after it got moved off of Kirkland AFB. And there's a store on the square that was the cover address for all those out at Los Alamos (that may be up at Santa Fe, rather than ABQ). There is, or used to be, a visitors center at the Very Large Array.

    Posted by: Fox2! at July 20, 2019 10:23 AM (MwFQu)

    239 My cousin got baptized in the Jordan River a couple of years ago. I was surprised that the water looked so muddy, at least in her pictures.
    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM (lwiT4)


    I hope she left a scathing Yelp review.

    Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:24 AM (t+qrx)

    240 My cousin got baptized in the Jordan River a couple
    of years ago. I was surprised that the water looked so muddy, at least
    in her pictures.


    Posted by: grammie winger at July 20, 2019 10:17 AM (lwiT4)
    setting for the story of Naman, the Syrian General, and Elisha, in 2 Kings. Naman has leprosy and is told the Prophet of Israel can cleanse him, Elijah tells him to wash himself 7 times in the Jordan River. Naman gets all pissed off and starts to leave, saying (paraphrased) "Why would this so-called Prophet send me to go wash myself in that nasty muddy river when there are plenty of clean rivers in the mountains of Syria I could wash myself in!!!" But his servants are more sensible, and say "come on, if the Prophet had asked you to do something hard, you would have done it, so why not do this easy thing?" So they talked him into it, and he was cleansed.

    Posted by: Tom Servo at July 20, 2019 10:24 AM (KS7KL)

    241 233 Max Boot @MaxBoot
    Public confidence in govt. has fallen to just 17%. This is due mainly to the way Republicans have demonized government: First, the tea party attacked government spending, and now Trump defames even agencies such as the FBI that GOP traditionally lionized.
    *******
    Maxipads Boot is having a SADZ
    Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 20, 2019 10:21 AM (BqBId)

    -----------------

    Personally, I want to know why so many still trust government

    Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 20, 2019 10:25 AM (WEBkv)

    242 From the NYT:

    Leana Wen: Why I Left Planned Parenthood

    -
    It was either leave or be arrested for trespass?
    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 20, 2019 10:12 AM (+y/Ru)


    Quotas. Gotta fill thos