Ronald Reagan Was Correct: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear"

Reining (reigning?) in the power of the Justice Department would be job #1 in a Dildo administration. Well, maybe 1A. Job #1 would be putting a time limit on those stupid video challenges in baseball.

Anyway, Americans should have some expectation that court cases will not continue forever. Or, for that matter, any government interference in commerce or the legitimate exercise of our freedoms. Yes, I'm referring to the ridiculous Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The Standard Oil Case, 100 Years On

I was stunned earlier this week to read in the Wall Street Journal that the famous antitrust lawsuit against Standard Oil that broke up John D. Rockefeller’s massive creation and decided at the Supreme Court in 1911 was still an open case at the Justice Department a century later, and is only now being closed up at long last:

The Justice Department wants to bring to an end its breakup of Standard Oil Co., which started in 1911, along with its efforts to ensure competition in the markets for horseshoes and player-piano rolls.

After a review of old legal agreements, the DOJ on Tuesday asked the U.S. District Court in St. Louis to terminate the decree that was the ultimate outcome of its case championed by President Theodore Roosevelt against the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey. . .

“To say it’s been overtaken by events,” said Daniel Yergin, who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning oil-industry history, “is a vast understatement.”

And it gets better! Shockingly, there seems to be little evidence that Standard Oil was actually guilty of the monopolistic practices that were used as evidence to break it up!

I know...I know...the government never lies. I am as surprised as you are!

Read the whole thing...it's well worth it, if for no other reason to remind one that monopolies are in many ways and cases a figment of the fevered imaginations of the anti-business left.

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1 Happy Easter!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:31 PM (gC2IV)

2 Evening Horde.
Still in Sweden...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 21, 2019 12:32 PM (rW4Nn)

3 Corgis called.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:32 PM (gC2IV)

4 Prayers for Sri Lanka.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:33 PM (5AuVV)

5 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

6
Billable hours, baby. That's what it's all about.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:35 PM (HaL55)

7 >>>Reining (reigning?) in the power

Reining

to put the reins to
to pull on the reins

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (5AuVV)

8 I have always said the Standard Oil case was a crock of shit.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (mpXpK)

9 Terrible news from Sri Lanka. The media will report on the backlash threat momentarily.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:37 PM (gC2IV)

10 Job #1 would be putting a time limit on those stupid video challenges in baseball.

Yeah, MLB says they need to shorten games, then they add video challenges. And then claim that intentional walks are the real culprit.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:37 PM (sdi6R)

11 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

They seem strangely reluctant to name the perps as muzzies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:38 PM (TfwlC)

12 My favorite obsolete government agency is the Selective Service System. $22 M to maintain a list.

Posted by: pawn at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (dPTGY)

13 Reining

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (5AuVV)

I was making a joke about the DOJ being a kingdom unto itself.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (wYseH)

14 What's fascinating is that in the long run, the Standard Oil Case changed almost nothing. Today the major portions of Standard Oil have become Chevron and Exxon; another part is Marathon Petroleum, and a lot of the other fragments became Amoco, which is now part of BP.

But it's a great precedent to use to break up Google.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (V2Yro)

15 >>>a Dildo administration

Lemme tell you about that unfortunate name-thing.

--Pete Buttigieg

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:40 PM (5AuVV)

16 13 Reining

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:36 PM (5AuVV)

I was making a joke about the DOJ being a kingdom unto itself.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (wYseH)

I did suspect that, but was not sure.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:40 PM (5AuVV)

17 The Dildo Administration would be in a rump republic.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 12:41 PM (kQs4Y)

18 5 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

They have, just this minute, stopped the live updates because "night falls in Sri Lanka"!

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:42 PM (5AuVV)

19 To reign, it's plain, will never be in vain.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:43 PM (+y/Ru)

20 Reining (reigning?) in the power of the Justice Department


********

Sadly enough, raining on their parade a little may be the best we can hope for.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 12:43 PM (m45I2)

21 I recently watched a short series on the Mumbai railway station, apparently the busiest in the world. They did a segment on the terrorist attack on the station but only described the terrorists as Pakistani.
The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (JgA4k)

22 Interstate Commerce Commission?

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 12:45 PM (25Dt7)

23 They have, just this minute, stopped the live updates because "night falls in Sri Lanka"!
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:42 PM (5AuVV)

Or were they getting to the point where they would have to admit that it was muzzies?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:45 PM (TfwlC)

24 Wasn't the Sherman Act initially one page? A few paragraphs?


And the standard was, exclusively, harm to the consumer.


In other words, the model of an actual guvamint intervention in the markets, if followed closely.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (QDnY+)

25 If Billy Martin was still manager...and alive, I'd be a Yankees fan.

Posted by: BignJames at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (ykq7q)

26
Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)

27 Johnstown Flood Tax

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (25Dt7)

28 The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.

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Nobody wants to talk about the Islamic elephant rampaging through the room.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (+y/Ru)

29 18 5 Best site I've found on the Sri Lanka tragedies is the continuously updated BBC live:

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:34 PM (5AuVV)

They have, just this minute, stopped the live updates because "night falls in Sri Lanka"!
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:42 PM (5AuVV)


I just followed the link and saw that too. WTF?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:47 PM (AQVpU)

30

Government, Reign o'er Me

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 12:47 PM (aKsyK)

31 Read the whole thing...it's well worth it, if for no other reason to remind one that monopolies are in many ways and cases a figment of the fevered imaginations of the anti-business left.

*********************

Except the Silicon Valley monopolies, which SHOULD be broken up or better yet burned to the fucking ground.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 21, 2019 12:47 PM (+dsLj)

32 This is why scoundrels, reprobates, ne'er-do-wells, layabouts, lick spittles, looters and moochers all seek to work for the federal guvmint.

Also known as "Bureaucrats".


Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 12:48 PM (Z+IKu)

33 21 I recently watched a short series on the Mumbai railway station, apparently the busiest in the world. They did a segment on the terrorist attack on the station but only described the terrorists as Pakistani.
The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (JgA4k)

___

Aren't there like millions of Mormons in Pakistan? So.....
- MSM

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (FiUMj)

34 Wasn't the Sherman Act initially one page?

-
Shouldda gone with the Mr. Peabody Act.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (+y/Ru)

35 Info, some of it straight from Sri Lanka (LK):

#EasterSundayAttacksLK

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (5AuVV)

36 Brattleboro wants to wish Presdent Obama a Happy Easter and we still love you and needs you....

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro (aka: Obamaboro), VT at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (qM84C)

37 Would seem the original, correct principle of preventing harm to the consumer would easily justify actions against Goolag and Farcebook, and maybe others, whose practices actively prevent creation of alternatives for consumers to choose - and the harm is not price.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (QDnY+)

38 26
Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)


And the pitcher from stepping off the rubber. The batter's ready, the pitcher steps off. The pitcher sets, the batter steps out.

It's like every pitch is a battle of wills.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (sdi6R)

39 Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)

Casually watched a segment of a Blue Jays game yesterday. Batter hits a foul ball, and the ball goes backwards, the right of and behind the catcher. Batter runs a little circle around behind catcher and ump, and back to plate.

Simply have a rule, that once the ball (or a ball) is returned to the pitcher, the batter has to be in position, or it's a called strikeout.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (TfwlC)

40 **Munches on a bag of chips**

https://tinyurl.com/y2gmnn4n

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (UUBmN)

41 "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear"

Hey we gotta eat too.

Posted by: The Ad Council at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (UdKB7)

42 ...horseshoes and player piano rolls...


******

Horseshoes are part of my heritage. Family get-togethers included my grand-dad, dad and two uncles playing doubles for seemingly hours on end. Gentlemanly trash talking and cigar chomping featured prominently as well, while dozens of cousins looked on. I may have taken a shoe or two to the noggin, accounting for my sense of humor.

If you've ever heard a horseshoe plop solidly into ringer position without hitting the stake, the scene will be familiar to you.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (m45I2)

43 Yeah, the whole substantive side, of whether/how monopolies are harmful, is a different and interesting question. Where most of the time the answers are awkward (concentration of market power and resources, in capital-intensive areas, logically benefits everyone by improving and accelerating development).


Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (QDnY+)

44 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE REIN SOUNDS LIKE REIGN AND IT'S A PAIN.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (+y/Ru)

45 Happy Easter, Happy Passover, everyone.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (AfYvi)

46 If you've ever heard a horseshoe plop solidly into ringer position without hitting the stake, the scene will be familiar to you.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 12:51 PM (m45I2)

I have played horseshoes; it is a lot of fun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (TfwlC)

47 Nice Sri Lanka sand sculpture:

https://twitter.com/Firows/status/1120002597337948160

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (5AuVV)

48 21 I recently watched a short series on the Mumbai railway station, apparently the busiest in the world. They did a segment on the terrorist attack on the station but only described the terrorists as Pakistani.
The media seems almost universally dedicated to protecting Muslims.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (JgA4k)


The MSM also probably forgot to mention that India hanged some of the surviving terrorists. Mustn't interfere with the narrative that civilized nations don't have a death penalty, and use it.

See also half a dozen of the Japanese cult members who released sarin in the Tokyo subway. Also hanged. I guess Japan isn't a civilized country either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (AQVpU)

49 I made deviled eggs for Easter. I hope that's ok.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (UdKB7)

50 **Munches on a bag of chips**

https://tinyurl.com/y2gmnn4n

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SWALLOWSWELL IS ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (+y/Ru)

51 >>>But it's a great precedent to use to break up Google.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 12:39 PM (V2Yro)
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Yes, one of the first on his list, please.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 12:55 PM (AfYvi)

52 Every ten years one out of every ten government employees should be executed; the list of candidates drawn from those with more than 6 years cumulative tenure.

IRS employees would be at 1/3 and three years

Military personal excluded; elected persons included.

Or term limits of same, I'm ok with either

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 12:56 PM (TN1P5)

53 along with its efforts to ensure competition in the markets for horseshoes and player-piano rolls

A leaner still counts for two points though, doesn't it?

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 12:56 PM (LAt9N)

54 Sock off
And a Happy and Blessed Easter to one and all!

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 21, 2019 12:57 PM (8AONa)

55 39 Want to speed up MLB games? Stop the batters from getting out of the batter's box every damn pitch.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:46 PM (LsBY9)

Casually watched a segment of a Blue Jays game yesterday. Batter hits a foul ball, and the ball goes backwards, the right of and behind the catcher. Batter runs a little circle around behind catcher and ump, and back to plate.

Simply have a rule, that once the ball (or a ball) is returned to the pitcher, the batter has to be in position, or it's a called strikeout.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (TfwlC)


I like your idea. How about, instead of a strikeout, when the pitcher receives the ball it is then immediately in play, and he can deliver it at any time, regardless of where the hitter is, or what he's doing?

And another thing: stop messing with your goddamned gloves after every pitch! I hate that. Guys do that even when they took the pitch. Did the gloves loosen up from your eye movements?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:57 PM (AQVpU)

56
There are only three reasons people work for the government:

- Lack of accountability
- Power
- Security of tenure

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:58 PM (LsBY9)

57 And another thing: stop messing with your goddamned gloves after every pitch! I hate that. Guys do that even when they took the pitch. Did the gloves loosen up from your eye movements?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:57 PM (AQVpU)

They'd just start adjusting their cup.

Posted by: BignJames at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (ykq7q)

58 Mike Hargrove would be considered timely, maybe even impatient, given the state of today's game

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (8AONa)

59 They once called Mike Hargrove "The Human Rain Delay". Now it's normal.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (LsBY9)

60 There are only three reasons people work for the government:

- Lack of accountability
- Power
- Security of tenure
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
------
Hey, I work for the state government and I resemble 2 of the 3.....///

Hey Hadrian! Where you been?

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (UUBmN)

61 the problem with term limits here in #Failifornia is that the grifters just go from one seat to another...

the law needs to state that, after being termed out, they cannot run for another elected seat, until they have spent the same amount of time w*rking in the private sector.

of course some Fing judge would likely declare it unconstitutional...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (ER1jH)

62 Imagine there's no Islam
It's easy if you try
Nothing to kill or die for
No suicide vest blowing sky high

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (+y/Ru)

63 Recommend Hotel Mumbai about the 2008 terrorist attack. Works as a taut thriller, with a political subtext.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (1UZdv)

64
Would seem the original, correct principle of preventing harm to the
consumer would easily justify actions against Goolag and Farcebook, and
maybe others, whose practices actively prevent creation of alternatives
for consumers to choose - and the harm is not price.


It would seem that by censoring conservative members, they're being harmed by denying their Constitutional right to free speech, particularly since they're silencing political speech.
Then there's the issue of privacy. Users of their services have no voice and are not represented in their TOS. Funny how the right to privacy allows a woman to kill her child, but that right doesn't somehow apply to personal information despite the Fourth Amendment.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (HaL55)

65 I don't know if it's been mentioned, but SpaceX suffered a serious anomaly Saturday afternoon during a test of the Crew Dragon capsule.

This was the same capsule that flew unmanned to the ISS in March. It was being prepared for another test flight which would have fired the abort engines after a launch. If that flight had been successful, there would have been a crewed flight later this summer, the first from American soil since 2011.

In yesterday's ground test, the capsule was destroyed. If a crew had been on board they would have been killed instantly. This is not something you want in a system that's designed to save astronauts' lives in an emergency.

So this is a major setback and it will probably take months to find the cause and redesign components if necessary. There's little chance of a crewed flight this year.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (sdi6R)

66 Imagine there's no Islam
It's easy if you try
Nothing to kill or die for
No suicide vest blowing sky high
Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER
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WOW, Ben actual put out a good one!!!

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 01:01 PM (UUBmN)

67 "Those people who died today is someone's someone."

This is lovely:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3lu7lp6

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 01:02 PM (5AuVV)

68 Speaking of government work, VDH interview on the Mueller report:

We live in times that all reason has been abandoned.
...

The first chapter of the second half of this is the hunters are going to be hunted and the inquisitors are going to be inquired about and I think we're going to be shocked at what happens
...

...[Mueller] set a precedent that people who had committed real crimes (Clapper, Comey) will have to be treated equitably. .
...

inadvertently as we watched twenty two months of Mueller what we were really watching and we didn't know it at the time ... that they were building a case for their own indictments by their behavior... they didn't understand what they were doing but that's what hubris and nemesis are all about.
_Victor Davis Hanson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn9q7JEscqY

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:03 PM (AfYvi)

69 Platforms like FB got protections from all sorts of liabilities. They should be treated like common carriers with strict rules on how they use personal information.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 01:03 PM (1UZdv)

70 And the pitcher from stepping off the rubber. The batter's ready, the pitcher steps off. The pitcher sets, the batter steps out.

It's like every pitch is a battle of wills.
Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:49 PM (sdi6R)


That's exactly what it is.

When I played competitively I hated guys who would spend five minutes going through an elaborate ritual, stretching everything, loosening up, rearranging their helmet, their nuts, and everything else while I stood on the rubber, until finally they dug in, looked out at me, and were ready to go. You're all set, everything stretched out, loosened up, and your psyched up ready to go? Good.

At that point, I'd step off the rubber, turn around, take off my glove, and proceed to rub up the ball at considerable length.

See? I can make you wait too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:04 PM (AQVpU)

71 We scored ringer as 3 points, shoe within one horseshoe span of the stake is 1 point, no distinction for a leaner. Team closest to the stake gets points, if both your shoes are closer than the opponent's, both of your shoes score. Ringers by both teams cancel each other out. Last team to score tosses first (both shoes) on the next turn. Game to 21. If you hit Grandpa on the shin you are banished from the game.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:05 PM (m45I2)

72
Every ten years one out of every ten government employees should be
executed; the list of candidates drawn from those with more than 6 years
cumulative tenure.



IRS employees would be at 1/3 and three years



Military personal excluded; elected persons included.



Or term limits of same, I'm ok with either


Here's another idea: each and every law, rule, or regulation automatically expires after 5 years with no exceptions. None.

I think that would make a really good Constitutional amendment. Government needs limits. To paraphrase TFG, after a while you've made enough laws.

How much government is enough?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:05 PM (HaL55)

73
Hey Hadrian! Where you been?

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (UUBmN)


Doing six weeks hard. Gave up both my music and the Horde for Lent. Problem is that my social interactions drop to near zero at that point.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:06 PM (LsBY9)

74 Cathy Newman: "So what you're saying is that Standard Oil along with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Amazon are really not bad monopolies are in fact the good guys."

Posted by: Sapwolf at April 21, 2019 01:06 PM (PRyLN)

75 I dream of term limits, not sure how it should be...Senators get 6 years, congress critters get 2 years. Does that mean congress members get 3 terms.(God, I hope not) Here in this state, they play musical chairs, probably happen on the federal level also.

Posted by: Colin at April 21, 2019 01:07 PM (0o7Kx)

76 61 the problem with term limits here in #Failifornia is that the grifters just go from one seat to another...

the law needs to state that, after being termed out, they cannot run for another elected seat, until they have spent the same amount of time w*rking in the private sector.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 12:59 PM (ER1jH)


It's even worse than that. When one of the scum is about to be termed he proposes a sweetheart bill for, e.g., some union or something. It of course passes (since all of the other scum know that they'll eventually be in the same boat), at which point scum #1 leaves office to go to a cushy gig with ... you guessed it ... the same union or other organization.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:08 PM (AQVpU)

77 Hmmm

Insty links to a report that in 2016 Obama paid nearly a million dollars tothe law firm that paid Fusion GPS

It wasn't just Hillary that paid for the pee pee fantasy, it was Obama

And when you think about it, why would Hillary peddle trash about insulting Omaha?

But, the thin-skinned jug eared fuck damn sure would have fallen for that bullshit

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 01:08 PM (TN1P5)

78
You're all set, everything stretched out, loosened up, and your psyched up ready to go? Good.

Bob Gibson would have drilled them. He hated 1) hitters and 2) slow play.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:09 PM (LsBY9)

79 Bottom line: term limits do NOT work.

Much better for the scum to find out on election night that they're out of a job, so they don't have time to feather their nests.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:09 PM (AQVpU)

80 Not sure I understand VDH's points (some of them) as summarized, was planning to skim the interview so I'm sure it will be clear.


Important that prosecution of the perps be done in as routine a manner possible. USATs like Huber, IGs providing info and referrals. The "system" has to show it has some baseline integrity. Only way to any *possible* restoration of confidence. "Special counsels" and the like are just formal expressions of surrender.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:10 PM (QDnY+)

81 Bob Gibson would have drilled them.


********


Note to self: Never play horseshoes with Bob Gibson.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:10 PM (m45I2)

82 Want to see a Liberal's head explode? Tell them that John D Rockefeller and Standard oil did more to save the whales than all of the environmental organizations in the 20th century combined.

Also, special bonus noggin' bomb, if you ever come across someone decrying meat because of the greenhouse gasses, tell them, "You are so right. Thank goodness we slaughtered the buffalo before they ended the world."

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (jp0Bv)

83 State of Pennsylvania started tolls on the Pa. Turnpike to pay for the construction of it, Guess what the tolls are still there & have increased Massively

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (BqBId)

84 Bob Gibson would have drilled them. He hated 1) hitters and 2) slow play.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:09 PM (LsBY9)


I never drilled anyone for that (for other things, yes, I low-bridged those in need of it).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (AQVpU)

85 And I never saw Grandpa step out of the box to adjust his cup while playing horseshoes.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:12 PM (m45I2)

86 Gaetz: They're not off the hook. Another Little nugget the IG is looking at is the corruption between the FBI and the media. We will be seeing it before we see the IG Report on how this fraudulent investigation got started.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 01:12 PM (BqBId)

87 video challenges in baseball are not stupid. i think they increase interest in the game, especially as instant replay both on tv and at the ball park allows each viewer to judge a call.

what they should do is cut down the ads by placing them in a box during play, like they do with soccer. by eliminating just one minute between halves of innings you could cut around 20 minutes off a game (2 x 9= 1.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:13 PM (Pg+x7)

88 Term limits don't work. (how this is still a secret is astonishing)


All "rules" and technical fixes don't work.


No substitute for voters doing their job. And no end to the diversions, excuses, and refusals to confront the fact that voters - the people living and working around you - are the ones responsible.


But there are still shadowy evil billionaires for the medieval villagers to blame, so no need to panic.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:13 PM (QDnY+)

89
Note to self: Never play horseshoes with Bob Gibson.
Posted by: Muldoon

Or old timey lawn jarts

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (LAt9N)

90 1.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Pg+x7)

91 1 8.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Pg+x7)

92
State of Pennsylvania started tolls on the Pa. Turnpike to pay for the construction of it, Guess what the tolls are still there & have increased Massively

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (BqBId)


Hey, those potholes ain't gonna create themselves!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (LsBY9)

93 Hadrian,
Glad to have you back. Was wondering if something happened. I'm not around as much as I used to be myself so I miss announcements...

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (UUBmN)

94
It's really too bad that we don't use elections as term limits. We have that opportunity to expel them all the time, but never seem to want to use it.

Of course, having a lying media arm that actively prevents the voting public from actually knowing about what our elected reps are doing doesn't help either.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (HaL55)

95 No more extreme shifting. Shift all you want but stay on your side of second base. Oh and fuck the left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Y+V3r)

96 Replacement pitcher does all his warming up in the bullpen, don't need another 7 pitches upon entering the game.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (m45I2)

97
So were the Sri Lanka bombings the work of the Religion of Peace, or the Other Religion of Peace, or the Additional Other Religion of Peace?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (t5m5e)

98 All "rules" and technical fixes don't work.

No substitute for voters doing their job. And no end to the diversions, excuses, and refusals to confront the fact that voters - the people living and working around you - are the ones responsible.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:13 PM (QDnY+)


This.

There's one other thing we need besides a vigilant electorate, and that's honest, vigilant media that will report on government malefactors (and not just Republicans, either).

Yeah, I'm a dreamer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (AQVpU)

99 Maybe we should have term limits on voters

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:16 PM (Y+V3r)

100 Maybe hitters can be given a choice of adjusting helmet, batting gloves or nuts. One of them but no more.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 01:17 PM (JgA4k)

101
Insty links to a report that in 2016 Obama paid nearly a million dollars tothe law firm that paid Fusion GPS



While he was in office?


While Fusion's BS dossier was being used by his administration to spy on political enemies?


Sounds kind of smoky and gunny.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 01:17 PM (oVJmc)

102
Yeah, I'm a dreamer.

But you're not the only one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:17 PM (HaL55)

103 G-D. The yankee line up looks like a college game

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:19 PM (Y+V3r)

104 98
There's one other thing we need besides a vigilant electorate, and that's honest, vigilant media that will report on government malefactors (and not just Republicans, either).

Yeah, I'm a dreamer.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (AQVpU)


Also an electorate that's actually educated in civics and the American form of government, rather than Communist propaganda.

I can dream too.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:19 PM (sdi6R)

105 Tax on all land-line phone bills to finance Spanish-American War bonds ended not THAT long ago. Hard to beat that one.


Oh - and to tie two themes together here.


When the bridge from San Diego to Coronado was built, the plan was to collect tolls until the bridge, and a trust fund to maintain it, were funded. This happy state arrived, after decades.


But some (I think the Coronado city council) wanted to keep collecting tolls (surprise!!!). The voters had other ideas, and the toll collection stopped. No term limits, no special commissions, no special arrangements, no shadowy evil billionaires pulling imaginary strings. Just citizens taking responsibility for their own situation.


They have never removed the toll booths - one just drives through. Obviously, people in Coronado did not go far enough. Ripping out that infrastructure is obviously something they should do to prevent revanchism.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:20 PM (QDnY+)

106 If the voters can elect Nixon, Bush II, and Trump against a tsunami of misinformation, lies, distortion, and slander - then voters are capable of doing what's needed.


If they don't, it's on them.






Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:22 PM (QDnY+)

107 See also half a dozen of the Japanese cult members who released sarin in the Tokyo subway. Also hanged. I guess Japan isn't a civilized country either.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (AQVpU)
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tell us about it.

Posted by: Battan Death March Survivors at April 21, 2019 01:23 PM (ER1jH)

108 If only those savages who carry out those muzzie terror attacks had jobs.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 01:23 PM (Z+IKu)

109 96 Replacement pitcher does all his warming up in the bullpen, don't need another 7 pitches upon entering the game.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (m45I2)


Sorry, got to respectfully disagree. Every mound is a bit different. Even the same mound on different days is a bit different, owing to the guys who've been pitching from it. To hit your spots consistently you have to release the ball in an area about the size of 50 cent piece (I've read).

To do that, you've got to find your landing spot. There's nothing worse than having another pitcher dig a hole that's about six inches closer to the rubber than your stride, which means that you land on the uphill side, and before you're ready to deliver the ball. That's a great way to uncork a pitch that hits the screen. (Think of getting out of register with steps, so that you land kind of half on and half off the tread.)

That's what the warmup pitches are for. If you realize you have that problem, you can fill in the hole and/or dig one for yourself.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:25 PM (AQVpU)

110 49
I made deviled eggs for Easter. I hope that's ok.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (UdKB7)

+++I am also making deviled eggs. And cinnamon rolls, which are taking for ding-dong ever.
Yahoo is done with the bombings in Sri Lanka, if they ever covered it to begin with. They are very interested in Merkle's (?) Easter gathering with the other royals.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 21, 2019 01:26 PM (aWjrD)

111
Yeah, I'm a dreamer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:15 PM (AQVpU)
---
come with us, Senor.

Posted by: ICE at April 21, 2019 01:26 PM (ER1jH)

112 103 nevergiveup:

isn't that something? it's like their entire starting lineup is on the dl.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 01:26 PM (Pg+x7)

113 The points all revolve around the Mueller investigation and how unwittingly they opened the door to their own prosecution.


Hanson is always reserved in his writing and speech it is shocking the references he plainly makes:
"We live in times that all reason has been abandoned." Well, yeah, but then later -

"the hunters are going to be hunted and the inquisitors are going to be inquired about and I think we're going to be shocked at what happens..."


This isn't Shep standing on a bridge in NO this is the reserved professor who knows of the rise and fall of nations.


Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (AfYvi)

114 Happy Easter, horde! Christ has risen, truly He has risen!

What an incredibly gorgeous Easter Day we are having, after the truly awful winter. Since I missed the chess thread yesterday I'd like to report I wore a modest navy blue and white boucle sheath with navy suede pumps to Mass, and I'm changing into a saucier bell-sleeved floral with black shooties for fancy hotel brunch. What a fun day this is!!I

Yay for Easter!

Posted by: Gem at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (XoAz8)

115 95 No more extreme shifting. Shift all you want but stay on your side of second base.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:14 PM (Y+V3r)


Shifting is a fad. We played the game for a century with only a few guys getting the shift (Ted Williams, I think), and now everybody shifts all over the place for every banjo hitter.

Shifting, like the 100 pitch horseshit, and newfound inability to bunt, constitutes proof positive that baseball guys are stupid sheep.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (AQVpU)

116 That's what the warmup pitches are for. If you realize you have that problem, you can fill in the hole and/or dig one for yourself.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara



*********


Hey, I'm just spitballing here. You can't toss me out of the game for that!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (m45I2)

117
If they don't, it's on them.

Don't discount the Giant Progressive Election Machine. Its main function is to lie to the voters and prop up candidates. David Axelrod was extremely proud of the way he was able to fabricate support for TFG through the use of false grassroots support he called "astroturf." He made it appear that TFG was a lot more popular than he really was.
We now have the Justice Democrats as another manifestation of the GPEM. They managed to install AOC, and the muzzie twins in Congress. Their aim is to infest congress with their psycho Prog puppets and they're not hiding what they want to do.


They need to be stopped. We have to #PurgeProgressivismBAMN while we can or we will live to regret it. All those anti-American assholes in both parties need to go immediately.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (HaL55)

118 just spitballing here. You can't toss me out of the game for that!
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:28 PM (m45I2)

Wanna bet

Posted by: Earl Weaver at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (Y+V3r)

119 Want to see a Liberal's head explode? Tell them that John D Rockefeller and Standard oil did more to save the whales than all of the environmental organizations in the 20th century combined.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 21, 2019 01:11 PM (jp0Bv)

Excellent point! I am going to use that little nugget when I go to protest the Earth in the Lurch Day.

Thanks Devourer!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 01:31 PM (Z+IKu)

120 Oh, if we're talking stupid baseball stuff, can we include the "launch angle"?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:31 PM (m45I2)

121 wanna see some turnover in Congress?

eliminate their pensions, and make them buy their own health insurance.

/woosh!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (ER1jH)

122 Um, why is Kit-Kat using "Work It," by Missy Elliot for their ads?

Not only is it really raunchy and inappropriate for a family friendly product, but it's also... very weird and confusing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (5aX2M)

123 I more interested in the lunch angle.

Oh, it's going on the table. Seeya.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (UdKB7)

124 Couple of Americans died in Sir Lanka. Unfortunately not named waters Schiff or nadler

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 01:33 PM (Y+V3r)

125 <<<eliminate their pensions, and make them buy their own health insurance.

/woosh!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (ER1jH)
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Make them obey the laws they create for us.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:33 PM (AfYvi)

126 With todays communication advances, the two things that could take advantage of the situation would really help the country.

Move the Nations Capitol every 10 years

Move the financial markets out of NYC

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 01:36 PM (DPjeO)

127 eliminate their pensions, and make them buy their own health insurance.
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Live by the same laws the rest of us do, including insider trading. Ever wonder how so many of them become millionaires and billionaires in government 'service'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 01:38 PM (MIKMs)

128 The perps in the Mega-Scandal opened themselves to prosecution when/if they committed criminal acts. Mueller process delayed reckoning, if anything, didn't spark it and wasn't needed.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:38 PM (QDnY+)

129 Arrrrrrrgh.

Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Piss on the ashes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 01:40 PM (NWiLs)

130 Swap out MLB players and Congressmen every four years. For each other.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:40 PM (m45I2)

131 It's almost as if people could run on a platform of enforcing the various changes we see discussed here (pensions, insider-trading, etc). Voters could endorse this with their votes, and if enough did so, all these changes would occur. Absent this, little of it will likely occur (some things do happen shy of incumbents being dumped - through public outrage and pressure).


So, we're back to the voters.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:41 PM (QDnY+)

132 125

/woosh!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 01:32 PM (ER1jH)
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Make them obey the laws they create for us.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:33 PM (AfYvi)

Eliminate the privileges of their self-created aristocracy and you won't have these entitled, greedy, sociopathic fucks all climbing over each other to get into office. The question is, of course, how to accomplish this.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (NWiLs)

133 120 Oh, if we're talking stupid baseball stuff, can we include the "launch angle"?
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:31 PM (m45I2)


Definitely.

The bunting thing drives me wild. Players are taught to hold the bat at a 45 degree angle, oftentimes with their hands way too far up the bat. Then they lunge spasmodically at the ball like someone just goosed them.

So lessee here. Coaches want pitchers to throw curve balls with "two plane" movement because the hitter has to judge both vertical and horizontal aspects of the trajectory. The same geniuses then teach players to hold the bat at 45 degrees for a bunt. Now doesn't that pretty much have the same effect as two plane movement? The would-be bunter has reduced the operative area of the bat from about a foot (when held parallel to the ground) to about two inches.

As said above, more proof, if any were needed, that baseball guys generally are not very bright.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (AQVpU)

134
The perps in the Mega-Scandal opened themselves to prosecution when/if
they committed criminal acts. Mueller process delayed reckoning, if
anything, didn't spark it and wasn't needed.


Let's start calling it ObamaGate.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (HaL55)

135 Swap out MLB players and Congressmen


*********

Nadlrer could cover the outfield.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:43 PM (m45I2)

136
When will the DOJ close the file on the Ahab v Whale Oil Trust case?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 21, 2019 01:44 PM (80Uh3)

137 Move the financial markets out of NYC
Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 01:36 PM (DPjeO)


I look for this to happen, especially as NYC gets more and more rapacious in shaking down the financial markets/ companies.

Some fine morning I fully expect DeBlasio to wake up and find that the NYSE has moved its servers, etc. to Singapore. I'm a bit surprised that hasn't happened already.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:45 PM (AQVpU)

138
It's sunny, dry, breezy and 75 degrees today in Brazoria County. Off to do battle with the lawn.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 01:45 PM (LsBY9)

139 When will the DOJ close the file on the Ahab v Whale Oil Trust case?


*******

Call me!

Posted by: Ishmael at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (m45I2)

140
Let's start drafting politicians. Send them through a Civics Boot Camp where they're drilled on the Constitution and the principles of the Founders. Then put them up in dormitories in DC with a strict curfew of 10:00pm every night.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (HaL55)

141 126 With todays communication advances, the two things that could take advantage of the situation would really help the country.

Move the Nations Capitol every 10 years

Move the financial markets out of NYC
Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 01:36 PM (DPjeO)


I like the idea of scattering the headquarters of federal agencies around the country instead of concentrating them all in DC. That would cut down on some of their incestuous behavior and attracting only the kind of people who want to live and work in DC.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (sdi6R)

142 I like the idea of scattering the headquarters of federal agencies around the country instead of concentrating them all in DC.
Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (sdi6R)


Me too. Need to consult another agency? Video conference. Easy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:48 PM (AQVpU)

143
Posted by: Earl Weaver at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (Y+V3r)


You, sir, were a lot of fun back in your day, as were your teams, even though they gave my Tigers fits.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 21, 2019 01:48 PM (80Uh3)

144 Live by the same laws the rest of us do, including insider trading. Ever wonder how so many of them become millionaires and billionaires in government 'service'.
Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 01:38 PM (MIKMs)

----------------------

They have already done this through the STOCK Act of 2012, and it applies to Congress, their staffs, family members, etc. As a practical matter, they could still do this via 3rd party trading, but insider trading laws would still apply.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 01:49 PM (ffYR/)

145 One of the biggest joke of all in Congress is having Congresswoman Maxine Waters who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today, heading House Financial Services Committee.

Posted by: Colin at April 21, 2019 01:49 PM (0o7Kx)

146 Re Sri Lanka and suspending coverage "as night falls," I gather that that's because of the curfew that is now in place.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:49 PM (AQVpU)

147 One of the biggest joke of all in Congress is having Congresswoman
Maxine Waters who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful
women in American politics today, heading House Financial Services
Committee.
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Well, it's obviously a job that requires the keenest of intellects.

Posted by: Methos at April 21, 2019 01:51 PM (kOpft)

148
Any iPhone users here know why mine keeps switching to the archived / off-line view of this page whenever I post here or refresh the page?

It's an iPhone setting problem and I have no idea how it got flipped.

ktnkxbi

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 21, 2019 01:51 PM (80Uh3)

149 147 One of the biggest joke of all in Congress is having Congresswoman Maxine Waters who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful
women in American politics today, heading House Financial Services Committee.
---
Well, it's obviously a job that requires the keenest of intellects.
Posted by: Methos at April 21, 2019 01:51 PM (kOpft)


Could be worse. They could've put her on the House Intelligence Committee, but they don't have enough sense of humor to do that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:52 PM (AQVpU)

150 /sock

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 01:53 PM (m45I2)

151 Happy Easter!
This was always the fear with obamacare, that it would never go away. F Paul Ryan.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 21, 2019 01:54 PM (r+sAi)

152 Off topic, but yesterday someone mentioned a mattress search website. Every time I lie on the bed it triggers a sciatica attack. Thinking maybe its time for a new one. Biggest problem now on recovery from surgery.

Posted by: Agitator at April 21, 2019 01:54 PM (m9DnX)

153
The House Intelligence Committee: talk about an oxymoron...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:55 PM (HaL55)

154 >>>Maxine Waters ..., heading House Financial Services Committee.
--------------------------


Why, her husband owns a bank, she knows all about that stuff.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 01:57 PM (AfYvi)

155

Life beckons. BBL

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 01:58 PM (HaL55)

156 Joseph Flynn (General Flynn's brother) confirmed on Twitter that rosenstein specifically targeted Michael Flynn Jr via an expansion of the Special Counsel's purview, in order to force General Flynn to agree to a plea deal. John Dowd (PT's attorney) had nothing but disgust for rosenstein in his podcast w Byron York (earlier this month.) Easily understandable now. MF Jr. had a 4-month old baby, when rosenstein tightened the noose on the General.

Posted by: Ever at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (Brfdf)

157 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

I wouldn't be shedding any tears.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (5aX2M)

158 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

=====

Even odds. After all, it was Christian churches and western hotels, not Buddhist shrines.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:07 PM (MIKMs)

159 I assume Barr understands that a full investigation of the creation of, oversight of, and behavior of, the Special Counsel office in this matter is as important as any of the FISA abuse or other investigations. The scope memos must be made public. Rosie must justify the appointment of an SC under existing regulations (that will be fun to see).


From all outward appearances (and limited inside info) it's pretty clear Wray was about the last person in the US who should have been made FBI Director at this point in history.


Barr seems surprisingly good - but unfortunately the situation calls for nothing less than a Churchill. If he decides to sweep the likely scandal of the SC's very creation, and behavior, under the rug, it will greatly reduce the value of any other clean-up he manages.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 02:08 PM (QDnY+)

160 #EasterSundayAttacksLKA

is in addition to

#EasterSundayAttacksLK

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:08 PM (5AuVV)

161 157 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

I wouldn't be shedding any tears.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 01:59 PM (5aX2M)

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How many Muslims actually live there? I thought that country was predominantly Buddhist (the Sinhala) and Hindu (the Tamil).

Posted by: Jackal at April 21, 2019 02:09 PM (o3+fQ)

162

What is meant by "pull a Burma?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 02:10 PM (aKsyK)

163 I like the idea of scattering the headquarters of federal agencies around the country instead of concentrating them all in DC. That would cut down on some of their incestuous behavior and attracting only the kind of people who want to live and work in DC.
Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 01:46 PM (sdi6R)


This has long been my position. Restrict each agency to less than X number of personnel (either numbers or a percentage) within 200 miles of DC.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 21, 2019 02:11 PM (SgjGX)

164 158 It's a distinct possibility that the Sri Lankans will pull a Burma over this.

=====

Even odds. After all, it was Christian churches and western hotels, not Buddhist shrines.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:07 PM (MIKMs)

=======

Yep. The Sinhala aren't exactly nice to minorities. If they crack down, it won't be to defend Christians.

Posted by: Jackal at April 21, 2019 02:12 PM (o3+fQ)

165 The Burmese had a problem with the Muslims being contrary to the common ethos.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 21, 2019 02:12 PM (AfYvi)

166
I look for this to happen, especially as NYC gets more and more rapacious in shaking down the financial markets/ companies.

Some fine morning I fully expect DeBlasio to wake up and find that the NYSE has moved its servers, etc. to Singapore. I'm a bit surprised that hasn't happened already.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 21, 2019 01:45 PM (AQVpU)


My understanding is that a lot of financial companies have been moving operations elsewhere. NC seems to be popular.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (SgjGX)

167 What is meant by "pull a Burma?"
=====

Expel them from the country.


Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (MIKMs)

168 >>What is meant by "pull a Burma?"

Something Reggie and I do on date night.

Posted by: Obama at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (2cuLk)

169
g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 21, 2019 02:14 PM (KCxzN)

170 #156 Glad to see that about Rosenstein. It bothers me that some people have been defending him as 'secretly' working from Trump that I massively doubt. (And no one here I'd add.)

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 02:15 PM (Dh1wo)

171 Make the national legislature a part time job working from your own district. Pay them 25k and have the expectaion that they be available 10 hours a week for video legialative sessions. This would get the grifters out of congress and allow citizen legislators to do what the constitution proscribes. I think it's a great idea.

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 21, 2019 02:16 PM (flINI)

172 #srilanka

is busy, too. With tweets coming from outside Sri Lanka--only, I think.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:16 PM (5AuVV)

173 I would just like to point out that today is the 101st anniversary of the shooting down of Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 21, 2019 02:17 PM (IFKOp)

174 OMG
Trump says it eas138 MILLION that were killed in Sri Lanka
Why won't the Fake News Media report the truth???

Posted by: Kurt at April 21, 2019 02:18 PM (/paEW)

175 173 I would just like to point out that today is the 101st anniversary of the shooting down of Manfred, Freiherr von Richthofen.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 21, 2019 02:17 PM (IFKOp)

We have Snoopy to thank for that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 02:18 PM (NWiLs)

Sunday Morning Book Thread 04-21-2019

pickens library 01 525.jpgPrivate Library of T. Boone Pickens


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, and everybody who's holding your beer. 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 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, which are just baaa-aa-aa-aaa-aa-aaa-ad.


Pic Note

You're going to want to click on the photo to see the larger version. The woodwork is magnificent.


Bad Library Jokes & Puns:

I think Muldoon may have written some of these:

I asked the librarian where to find a book of patriotic American songs. She said “Over there.”

I asked the librarian where to find books about paranoia. She whispered, “They’re right behind you.”

I asked the librarian for a book about Pavlov’s dog and Schrödinger’s cat. She said it rang a bell, but she didn’t know if it was there or not.

I asked the librarian for a book on engine lubricants. She said to look in the nonfriction section.

I asked the librarian to recommend an author who wrote dinosaur novels. She said, “Try Sarah Topps.”

I asked the librarian for a book about Stockholm Syndrome. She told me the first few chapters were horrible, but by the end, I would love it.

(h/t Bluebird of Bitterness via mindful webworker)



It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

ABSUMPTION is the process of gradually destroying something.

Usage: The Democratic Party's Feast of the Absumption falls on May 1st this year. Of course, it falls on May 1st every year.

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Down the Memory Hole

Last week, in the discussion on the unavailability of Tommy Robinson's book, Mohammad's Koran: Why Muslims Kill For Islam, I neglected to mention the name of Tommy's co-author, Peter McLoughlin, who has written his own book, Easy Meat: Inside Britain's Grooming Gang Scandal, which really sounds quite depressing:

Peter McLoughlin spent years believing the Leftist narrative, namely it was 'a racist myth' that organised Muslim groups in Britain and the Netherlands (‘grooming gangs’ were luring white schoolgirls into a life of prostitution. But in 2009 he first encountered people who said their children had been groomed like this. These informants had non-white people in their immediate and extended family, and were thus unlikely to be racists. So McLoughlin dug deeper and what he found shocked him...He also came across references to incidents where any proof had since vanished. McLoughlin spent several years uncovering everything he could and documenting this scandal before the evidence disappeared. He demonstrates that the true nature of this grooming phenomenon was known about more than 20 years ago.

McLoughlin argues the authorities will continue their cover-up of this scandal...McLoughlin's book is an attempt to get the public to wake up, for them to demand civilised solutions, because if the social contract breaks down, people may turn to vigilante justice as the prostituting of schoolgirls continues unabated. The book documents...how Sikhs in Britain have already resorted to vigilante justice. The book exposes how political correctness was used to silence potential whistle-blowers...Every layer of authority in the British state comes under detailed examination to expose their part in the scandal. McLoughlin leaves no stone unturned, and at 130,000 words in length, it is likely to be the most detailed critique of this scandal for years to come.

There are three levels of crime here. The first is the actual crime, the victimization of thousands of young girls. That's pretty outrageous in and of itself.

The second, which in some respects is even more outrageous, is the authorities, whose sworn duty it is to protect its citizens precisely from precisely these sorts of predators, did not do so. Not that they couldn't do anything about, or were unable to do anything about it, but they refused to do anything about it. Even though they knew full well for decades that the sexual predation was going on. Just typing those words fills me with blind rage. What the hell good are the British police if they can turn a blind eye to this?? ( *types* )( *deletes* )( *must not advocate violence on somebody else's blog* ) Let me put it this way: if a father of one of those raped girls stalked and murdered the British police officer or administrator who knew and did nothing, and they caught him and put him on trial for murder, and if I were on the jury, I would vote to acquit. Automatically. I would not be interested at all in anything the Crown prosecutor had to say. I don't know how "justifiable homicide" works in British law, but that's exactly what this would be. And the fact that the dead guy is a representative of the Crown would mean nothing to me at all.

But the third level, while not as horrific as the first two nevertheless has the worst effect in the long-term, and I'm referring to the disappearance of evidence that these crimes had ever occured. In this way, McLoughlin is a bit like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, frantically recording the names, places, and dates of horrific criminal acts that the authorities would like to pretend never happened.

For example, on the Grooming Gangs Jailed vs National Cover-Up page, McLoughlin says this:

Below is my record of these gangs as they are convicted (indicating which of the rapists have Muslim names, and highlighting those named after the founder of Islam). Since there is no record of these convictions tabulated by the agencies of the state nor the controlled media, it is clear that neither have any interest in this data being known to the public. Interspersed with the conviction details are significant events which the state and the controlled media wish to keep from the public.

Peter is doing the work that the Crown is steadfastly refusing to do. His website is a wealth of information, including updates to his book.

This eradication of evidence is particularly important in view of things like this:

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It's kind of creepy to know that even though the government is not mandating the wholesale destruction of books for ideological ends, it is not hard to find those who are willing to undertake the task themselves.

Note: Library Journal, no doubt realizing how royally it had beclowned itself, deleted the original tweet so I had to go looking for a screenshot of it. But I was amused when I was looking for it to observe its apologists frantically motte-and-baileying themselves all over the place trying to make excuses for it: "Gee whiz, all she wants is more library diversity. How could you be against that?"


Moron Recommendations

21 Just came across a great title at Amazon: "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death"

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 14, 2019 09:20 AM (kQs4Y)

AHE didn't specifically recommend this book, but I went and looked it up, and it does sound like it might be interesting:

Best-selling author and licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.

Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral?

In the tradition of Randall Munroe’s What If?, Doughty’s new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, blends her scientific understanding of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five urgent questions posed by her youngest fans. Readers will learn what happens if you die on an airplane, the best soil for mummifying your dog, and whether or not you can preserve your friend’s skull as a keepsake.

Featuring illustrations from Dianné Ruz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? will delight anyone interested in the fascinating truth about what will happen (to our bodies) after we die.

36 illustrations

I'm especially interested in the 36 illustrations. Unfortunately, there's no preview and the book (Kindle and hard copy) won't be released until Sept. 2019.

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And speaking of death:

380 Another book that is amusing and informative for fans of murder mysteries and legal thrillers - A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, A Killer Selection of Trivia. Executed by The Monday Murder Club. 2011.

The reader will not only be shown Lizzy Bordon taking a few whacks at her parents but also the story of Jane Toppan who liked to climb in bed with her victims. Three movies that the American Bar Association likes. Inept crime labs including one in Broward County, FL. Or how blood splatter thwarted Henry Beattie Jr as he tried to rid himself of a wife. Plus great lines from PIs like Philip Marlowe along with Alfred Hitchcock quotes.

The epilogue is a real killer (SWSDT? -OM) that provides a checklist of things you should try to avoid while trying to hide/bury a body.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2019 12:16 PM (AfyLj)

Also, chapters on the most puzzling unsolved murders and who's really gotten away with murder (maybe OJ?). A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, a Killer Selection of Trivia can be had on Kindle for $10.99.

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And yet more skullduggery:

As a pallet-cleanser, I read Rocket to the Morgue by Anthony Boucher; it is a locked room mystery that features writers of the Mañana Literary Society (one of them is Robert Heinlein under a pseudonym) that are suspects in the attempted murder of a particularly unpleasant heir to a literary estate (modeled after Adrian Conan Doyle's handling of the Sherlock Holmes estate). A lot of fun and Boucher even puts himself in the novel -- he originally wrote it under the pen name of H.H. Holmes. Boucher does a nice bit of misdirection and finished with some neat twists. Boucher also gives some interesting glimpses of the "scientifiction" scene of the 1940s. Heinlein (AKA: Austin Carter) also talks about a story plot he was considering in which California becomes a Socialist republic and 2nd American Civil War takes place! Rating = 5/5.

There's a bit more detail in the Amazon blurb:

Legendary science fiction author Fowler Faulkes may be dead, but his creation, the iconic Dr. Derringer, lives on in popular culture. Or, at least, the character would live on if not for Faulkes’s predatory and greedy heir Hilary, who, during his time as the inflexible guardian of the estate, has created countless enemies in the relatively small community of writers of the genre. So when he is stabbed nearly to death in a room with only one door, which nobody was seen entering or exiting, Foulkes suspects a writer. Fearing that the assailant will return, he asks for police protection, and when more potentially-fatal encounters follow, it becomes clear to Detective Terry Marshall and his assistant, the inquisitive nun, Sister Ursula, that death awaits Mr. Foulkes around every corner. Now, they’ll have to work overtime to thwart the would-be murderer—a task that requires a deep dive into the strange, idiosyncratic world of science fiction in its early days...Reprinted for the first time in over thirty years, the book is a must-read for fans of mysteries and science fiction alike.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 14, 2019 09:37 AM (5Yee7)

The Kindle edition of Rocket to the Morgue is available for $9.99.

Also:

Came across a curious little book: "Fighting Words: From the Greeks for Today's Struggle, by Kathleen Freeman (trans. and ed.). Published in 1952, it consists of excerpts from the writings of the Ancient Greeks that can be used as critiques of Leftist political philosophy. Very interesting if your curious about what a bunch of dead white guys thought over 100 years ago about the human condition. Rating = 5/5.

This book is out of print, probably for many years. There's a used copy on AbeBooks for $20.

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Books By Morons

From an e-mail I received earlier this week:

My illustrated book, Doctor Deplorable’s Political Characters A to Z, will “officially” launch on April 18. 2109.

Two decades ago, when my children were young, I read to them every chance I could. My favorite read-aloud books entertained and educated my kids, contained interesting illustrations and had text that tickled my adult funny bone. The best of them raised questions and prompted conversations between reader and listener. The very best occasionally sent me looking for my own dictionary.

I was (and am) a libertarian-leaning, well-educated, conservative dad, with little patience for those who would pollute my kids’ minds with arrogantly-held, economically illiterate, beliefs. Combing through the children’s departments of local bookstores, I would search for intelligent, fun-filled books and try carefully to avoid those that were full of what I have come to think of as TUSC – the usual socialist crap.

I began work on this book about six months ago, hoping to give Deplorable parents like myself something fun to read aloud to their children. A send-off on the traditional alphabet primer, the book is written by “Doctor Deplorable” (a bald eagle with red, white and blue design elements and a stethoscope hanging around his neck) and then “translated” by me from the original Deplorable. The illustrator is a talented libertarian from Canada, Kyle Fleming.

I think you will find Doctor Deplorable’s Political Characters A to Z to be enjoyable, funny, and more than a little subversive. (think Yertle the Turtle meets Mad Magazine.)

The book is available for purchase at www.doctordeplorable.com, where you can also check out sample pages and FAQs.

This is an 'ABC' teaching book. Meaning, there are books you give to your kids to read, and there are books you read with your kids. Doctor Deplorable’s Political Characters A to Z is one of the latter. Each page is meant to encourage conversation between parent and child.

Amazon says it's not available, but you can buy it directly from the author's website.


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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.

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1
Read a bunch of old Louis La'Amore books this past week. Now retrying Ben Hur which I had tried from Gutenberg years ago. I re-downloaded it from Amazon so I could get the real cover to the book.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 09:01 AM (mpXpK)

2 Tolle Lege
And Happy Easter

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

3 You're going to want to click on the photo to see the larger version. The woodwork is magnificent.

I wish my living room where all my books are at looked like that.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 09:03 AM (mpXpK)

4 Bad Library Jokes & Puns:

I never heard of library jokes. They're really good!

Posted by: t-bird at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (gHCnG)

5 Finally ordered Hell in a Very Small Place about the French at Dien Bien Phu. I read this as far as I can remember in 9th grade and was a influential book so wanted a copy and read again.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (BbGew)

6 Recommended here several times, I read Serena by Ron Rash. The title character has to be one the the greatest bitches in literature. An amoral lumber baroness, Serena slashes through the hills of North Carolina and through the people who stand in her way of her goals. Set in the early 1930's, this book offers a look at lumber camps of the time. Excellent book.

Posted by: Zoltan at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (Zgezk)

7 I read The Marble Forest by Theo Durant (pseudonym); published in 1951, it is actually the product of 12 mystery authors writing separate sections. The novel is about a small-town doctor searching for his kidnapped daughter buried alive in a cemetary. A bit disjointed, the book uses the interesting feature of having dead people tell the reader about the town's seamy side. I found it to be a non particularly successful experiment; rating = 3.0/5.

While reading Rocket to the Morgue, the character modeled after Robert Heinlein mentioned a book titled If, or History Rewritten while explaining the concept of alternate time-lines to the detective. Published in 1931, the book contains essays by Winston Churchill (the future Prime Minister, not the American author), G.K.Chesterston, Hailaire Belloc, etc. I tracked down a copy and started reading it.

Churchill's essay, "What if Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg" takes the interesting viewpoint of a fictitious historian hypothesizing of the effects if the Confederate victory had not taken place; Churchill touts the virtues of a world-wide English Speaking Alliance. Phillip Guedalla's essay, "If the Moors in Spain Had Won," is quite entertaining and quotes 'historical' documents that ends with a British-Granadine alliance and Kingdom of Granada fighting on the side of the British in WWI. I still have to finish the rest of the book.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (5Yee7)

8 love the library jokes!

booken morgen horden!

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 09:06 AM (dm05u)

9 Happy Easter fellow Book Threadists. I hope everyone had a great week of reading.

Love that photo of the library. Aside from the craftmanship, it is one comfortable looking room for reading. Needs more book shelves though.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:06 AM (bmdz3)

10 First the eyeballs. Then the testicles.

Posted by: Cat at April 21, 2019 09:07 AM (xLZRe)

11 When did T. Boone steal my perfect reading nook?

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

12 Those pants are fine.I would wear them to barbeque in my back yard.

Posted by: The Abdomial Snowxan at April 21, 2019 09:07 AM (UdKB7)

13 I'm listening to the Audible book Hi Bob!
It's Bob Newhart in conversation with a number of contemporary comedians. The conversations mostly turned to classic older comics I.e. Don Rickles, Jack Benny an Bob and Ray.

I'm enjoying it.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 09:08 AM (JgA4k)

14 i asked the librarian for a book on kinky sex. she said "o".

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 09:09 AM (Pg+x7)

15 Read "Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America" by T.J. Stiles.

Except for MacArthur I can't think of an American military officer that's more polarizing than George A. Custer. To many he's either the dashing Boy General of the Civil War and the best and most experienced Indian fighter in the west, or a cold blooded homicidal maniac. This book is a good and seemingly accurate account of Custer's life from boyhood up to the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Most of what's in this I have read in other places, so it's nice to have it all in one book. It also includes post war Reconstruction, the policies and treatment of the Indian tribes and their treatment of each other (they did everything to each other that the government did to them, including taking their lands).

I'm not a fan of Custer. Due to his lack of a small unit command during the war and especially his messed up personality he was not a good commander which became evident after the war.

Custer had what he and others called "Custer's luck". He's lucky he wasn't expelled from West Point, that he survived the war, that he wasn't kicked out of the army due to the troubles he got himself into after the war. He just always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to be seen by the right people, and to be saved by his enablers.

It's as if the gods of fate were keeping him around for a spectacular demise, which he got June 25, 1876 on a hillside in Montana.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at April 21, 2019 09:10 AM (TDyHc)

16 Love that library but then I'm a sucker for coffered ceilings

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:10 AM (BbGew)

17 Palate cleanser. Not pallet. This is book thread.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 09:11 AM (EZebt)

18 (... get it? "the story of o" by pauline reage.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 09:11 AM (Pg+x7)

19 the link to drdeplorable goes to youtube

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 09:12 AM (dm05u)

20 Didn't make it to the EMT, so I am posting this here and hope OM will forgive his sister in Christ.

Please pray for the pastors and staff and church musicians today. It's one of the two cyclical 'high stress" days in the church-Easter and Christmas. You want everything to go smoothly, want to present the Gospel in an enlivening, engaging way so that new people will come back next Sunday when it's "low Sunday" the lowest attendance" of the year, and insteadmake a meaningful new commitment to the Christian faith . The musicians want to give forth their best in glory to God. We all need the Holy Spirit so we can give it all to God and that the risen Christ will work through the gifts talents given to us.

Blessed Easter!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2019 09:13 AM (FSPNP)

21 I were on the jury, I would vote to acquit. Automatically. I would not be interested at all in anything the Crown prosecutor had to say.
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I think we're going to see this happening, here and overseas, a lot. Just how much trust do you put on evidence furnished by the FBI, for instance?

And I don't think it's a very close analogue to the old "jury nullification" of capital crimes. There, it was simply the disproportion of the penalty that was at issue. Now it's a question of (a) whether the matter is an actual crime, and (b) trusting the prosecution at all.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:15 AM (VaN/j)

22 I'm reading this in bed because of a cold, which will keep me from church. But I do need to tend to the dog soon.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 21, 2019 09:16 AM (JgA4k)

23 I love the Pickens library! Comfy chairs, two levels of floor to ceiling books, and all that wonderful woodwork!
And a nice bit of Western art over the fireplace...
I got through two of the Longmire books this week, and was so tempted by the sample chapter at the end of the second, that I broke my own rule about e-books and bought a third. Sigh. My rule is - nothing over $5, and the Longmire books are more than twice that. And worse - there don't seem to be many inexpensive used paperback versions around, which would indicate to me that people really, really like the series and don't often dispose of their copies ...
One more market next weekend, and then I am back to working on the next Luna City volume. Readers seem to love the series, but I can't write them fast enough or sell enough of them that I can buy a room like Pickens library. *sob*

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at April 21, 2019 09:16 AM (xnmPy)

24 Happy Easter everyone!

I have BIG NEWS!

Someone bought a copy of Scorpion's Pass. [Gasp!]

I know, right? I think that's the second copy I've ever sold. No one reads that book. It's an orphan in my collection. I can see why, everything else is pretty solid sci-fi or sci-fi horror and there's that odd romance thing sitting there.

Anyhow, could have knocked me over with a feather. Thanks to whoever bought it, if they frequent these here parts.

In reading news, I'm still hammering away at Gibbon, who has his moments when the narrative moves but then - just when we're making good time - has to go and show us he is the Smartest Guy Ever and Religion is Dumb with often hilariously incorrect asides.

Two more stupid volumes to go, but I'm going to finish dammit.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:17 AM (cfSRQ)

25 7

If, or History Rewritten while explaining the concept of alternate time-lines to the detective. Published in 1931, the book contains essays by Winston Churchill (the future Prime Minister, not the American author), G.K.Chesterston, Hailaire Belloc, etc. I tracked down a copy and started reading it.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (5Yee7)
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That's a lot of fun. I don't recall the author's name, but to me the surprise hit was "If Bacon Had Written Shakespeare". Among other things, the author gets GKC's style down pat.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:18 AM (VaN/j)

26 Like Zoltan, I finished Serena this week. My book group planned it as a four week read but I said fuck that shit and tore through it. There's something about Rash's writing that I find extremely compelling in terms of creating a tension or imbalance that has to be resolved; in this case Serena was an outlying point in a position of responsibility in which she changed everything in the given way of doing things. Plus Rash writes as an insider of the sticks of western North Carolina with a great knowledge of dialects. He writes in a sparse early Raymond Carver style which for me is like a hot knife through butter in terms of readability. I've already got Above the Waterfall.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 09:19 AM (Jp5jt)

27 I took off for the coast Thursday night since the kid had a holiday from school for Good Friday (small town Texas middle school-public school. The elementary schools still put on a patriots day performance and invite the local army base to participate. That's why I still allow her to attend public schools. But I digress) I found a copy of Gai Jin by James Clavell in the condo where I'm staying. I've been sitting on the sand reading it when I wasn't freezing my ass off in the surf. I had forgotten how nice it is to escape into a good story. I haven't missed the outside world at all. Trying to block out the fact that it starts again tomorrow.

Posted by: Drc at April 21, 2019 09:19 AM (S3oyF)

28 I got a copy of the "Old Farmer's Almanac Sampler" that MP4 mentioned acouple of weeks ago. The thing is a delight. The editor divided it into various topics and the excerpts are arranged by date, starting in the 1790s going through 1956. Many of the pieces are clever, some are bitingly acerbic, or hilarious and a surprising number are still pertinent 200 years later.

The older excerpts are the most interesting to me. They show a strong sense of Stoicism without using the term: focus on what is truly important, don't be distracted by the expectations of others, apply yourself to the task at hand, and so on. There are also several amusing warnings about giving credence to newspapers and local gossip. Fake news is not a recent matter.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:20 AM (bmdz3)

29 Hola Nerdos y Nerdistas!


I did a bookish thing this week. No. 1 Nerdson came home from CA and we went to the Tolkien exhibit at the Morgan in NYC.

It was small and quite crowded, even with timed admission periods. Quite fascinating to see so many things in his own hand, notes, chronologies, the art for the book jackets, and best of all the maps.

My favorite bit was the Christmas notes he'd send to his children as Father Christmas. He drew Father Christmas and then penned very long letters about his adventures at the North Pole and goblins ("we have goblins the way you have rats, except that goblins are so very much worse").

I do wonder whether the kids were fooled for an instant since Father Christmas' art, handwriting, and storytelling were identical to JRRT's.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:20 AM (fuK7c)

30 (... in my yout i found "story of o" to be a compelling and, yes, erotic read. i tried it a few years ago (it's available online) and found it disgusting. fwiw)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (Pg+x7)

31 I think we're going to see this happening, here and
overseas, a lot. Just how much trust do you put on evidence furnished by
the FBI, for instance?


Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:15 AM (VaN/j)

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Their whole culture of "we don't tape interviews, we just take notes" is dead.

The release of the Flynn 302s will be the final nail in the coffin.

You wonder how people can be so stupid, but Holy Week shows us that not much has changed. The Bible is chock full of people wrecking their lives and their nations through laziness, greed, excess ambition, etc.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (cfSRQ)

32 Won't be around so long as usual, but I wanted to raise two points my wife and I were talking about yesterday.

1. You know the dramatis personae that is standard before the text of plays and operas? I've noticed that, while not usual, it's not uncommon either in mysteries. Perry Mason, Philo Vance, and Judge Dee are examples. (It really helps with Dee, since Chinese names can be hard to keep track of.)

Anyway, she said it was also sometimes used in romance novels. I wonder if there are other modern usages. And where it would be helpful. I've read some mysteries without them where I wished they were present, as the author seemed to choose similar enough names to confuse.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (VaN/j)

33 Europes governments have the problem of admitting their immigration is a disaster and that isn't going to happen.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:23 AM (BbGew)

34 27 But I digress) I found a copy of Gai Jin by James
Clavell in the condo where I'm staying. I've been sitting on the sand
reading it when I wasn't freezing my ass off in the surf. I had
forgotten how nice it is to escape into a good story. I haven't missed
the outside world at all. Trying to block out the fact that it starts
again tomorrow.

Posted by: Drc at April 21, 2019 09:19 AM (S3oyF)

I didn't like Gai Jin. Loved Shogun.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 09:24 AM (mpXpK)

35 It's not a book, but I'd like to recommend "Risen" for folks who haven't seen it. Our family watched it Friday night and it's holding up well to repeated viewings.

It's also more spiritual than "Passion of the Christ." That film is very visceral, but doesn't really deal with the question of a doubting unbeliever that way "Risen" does.

People who know the scripture will pick up the references, but they're not as in-your-face as in Gibson's film, which is actually more rewarding, IMO. We could ask our kids if they got the references, whereas with "Passion" you're basically sitting through the readings.

Highly recommend.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:25 AM (cfSRQ)

36 17 Palate cleanser. Not pallet. This is book thread.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 09:11 AM (EZebt)

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Pallet cleanser: Valu-Rite on sale.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 09:26 AM (WEBkv)

37 2. The other point we got talking about is the overlap of genres. She points out that many romance novels have mystery-type plot in them. And of course the reverse is true.

There is also a clear overlap of mystery with ghost stories. Plus some sci-fi (e.g., Vance's Moon Moth) are really mystery stories. For that matter, some of the Potters are too.

Curious just how much that happens.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:26 AM (VaN/j)

38 Everybody pray for the 207+ people killed in church bombings in Sri Lanka. 450+ wounded. Worst news to wake up to on Easter. Praying for everyone.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 09:27 AM (aBR7R)

39 Good morning & happy Easter, Book Horde. I'm planning on going to the Morgan Library in NYC this coming Saturday to see the J.R.R. Tolkien exhibit.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 09:27 AM (Izzlo)

40 You want everything to go smoothly, want to present the Gospel in an enlivening, engaging way so that new people will come back next Sunday when it's "low Sunday" the lowest attendance" of the year, and insteadmake a meaningful new commitment to the Christian faith .

..............

Catholics recite the Apostles Creed at Easter Mass. It is sort of re-commitment of faith.

http://tinyurl.com/y3xcm4y7


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 21, 2019 09:27 AM (438dO)

41 Good morning & happy Easter, Book Horde. I'm planning on going to the Morgan Library in NYC this coming Saturday to see the J.R.R. Tolkien exhibit.
Posted by: josephistan

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I'm jealous! Let us know how you liked it.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 21, 2019 09:28 AM (438dO)

42 Also tourist hotels bombed. Just sickening. The media is barely covering it before going back to Mueller report. Very different from New Zealand. Nobody has mentioned Islam yet.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (aBR7R)

43
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (KCxzN)

44 1. You know the dramatis personae that is standard before the text of plays and operas? I've noticed that, while not usual, it's not uncommon either in mysteries. Perry Mason, Philo Vance, and Judge Dee are examples. (It really helps with Dee, since Chinese names can be hard to keep track of.)

Anyway, she said it was also sometimes used in romance novels. I wonder if there are other modern usages. And where it would be helpful. I've read some mysteries without them where I wished they were present, as the author seemed to choose similar enough names to confuse.
Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (VaN/j)

The novels in the old Star Wars Expanded Universe often had a dramatis personae. I wish more history authors would use them, especially when the subject involves people with non-Western, or even non-English, names.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (Izzlo)

45 Good morning & happy Easter, Book Horde. I'm planning on going to the Morgan Library in NYC this coming Saturday to see the J.R.R. Tolkien exhibit.
Posted by: josephistan

..............

I'm jealous! Let us know how you liked it.



So I guess I wrote #29 in invisible pixels.

*sulks*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:32 AM (fuK7c)

46 44
1. You know the dramatis personae that is standard before the text of
plays and operas? I've noticed that, while not usual, it's not uncommon
either in mysteries. Perry Mason, Philo Vance, and Judge Dee are
examples. (It really helps with Dee, since Chinese names can be hard to
keep track of.)



Anyway, she said it was also sometimes used in romance novels. I
wonder if there are other modern usages. And where it would be helpful.
I've read some mysteries without them where I wished they were present,
as the author seemed to choose similar enough names to confuse.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (VaN/j)

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At the suggestion of my wife, A Man of Destiny has a list of major players in the front of the book so people aren't as confused by all the names. After the first book, I assume people have figured out who people are.

I will probably do that same thing in future books using that setting (yes, I'm building notes on another series in the Commonwealth).

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:33 AM (cfSRQ)

47 Book title: "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?"

Spoiler alert: You damn right it will!

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 21, 2019 09:34 AM (SvFRL)

48 45 - Sounds really good, I've been looking forward to this since the exhibit was first announced last year. I need a nice day trip like this.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 09:34 AM (Izzlo)

49 I thought assumption was when you got an umption on your ass.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 09:34 AM (oVJmc)

50 31
Their whole culture of "we don't tape interviews, we just take notes" is dead.

The release of the Flynn 302s will be the final nail in the coffin.

You wonder how people can be so stupid, but Holy Week shows us that not much has changed. The Bible is chock full of people wrecking their lives and their nations through laziness, greed, excess ambition, etc.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:22 AM (cfSRQ)
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Like the press, I don't think the culture is dead yet, though probably it received a mortal wound. And how much damage will it do in its death throes?

BTW, read your Claudius article. Very good. My only disappointment was the two clips included - I wished both had gone on longer. ; )

It did convince my wife to rewatch. unfortunately she wants to do Rome first. Not that the latter is bad (better than GoT, anyway), but it's not Claudius. OTOH, it does make chronological sense, and there is always the case for watching the better after the lesser.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:35 AM (VaN/j)

51 So I guess I wrote #29 in invisible pixels.

*sulks*
Posted by: Bandersnatch

...........

I did! Refreshes will do that..

Thanks! Sounds great.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 21, 2019 09:35 AM (438dO)

52 I started Nabokov's first full length work, Mary, and am about halfway through it (it's not very long). Even though it's an early work dealing with emigres it still contains Nabokovian unique descriptions of settings, odd obsessions and shifts of perspectives. It's much more readable than some of his earlier short stories; since it was written in 1925 but not translated until 1970, with Vlad overseeing Misha Glenny, I'm wondering if he took some creative liberties in the translation. Since I'm reading this in conjunction with his biography, maybe the author will have some insight. In any case this has me eager for his other early works.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 09:35 AM (Jp5jt)

53 I did miss that, I meant..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 21, 2019 09:36 AM (438dO)

54 I started the first Fu Manchu novel this week. Shades of Holmes and Watson, H. Rider Haggard, and a dose of Poe. It was published in 1912 and still uses that Victorian era style of never let a sentence end without at least three commas, which I enjoy. Somehow, those detailed sentences don't get in the way of the pace and action. Also it is delightfully non-PC with the Yellow Peril and mysterious Orientalism. It's set in a time of transition: hansom cabs are everywhere but a well-to-do Londom home might well have telephone service and electricity.

This is just fun if inconsequential reading. I should do more of it.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 09:36 AM (bmdz3)

55 In honor of Easter, I recommend to the book hoarders The Case for Christ which was much better than I expected it to be. It's a collection of leading interviews with scholars about the historical Jesus and the historical case for the resurrection. Of course, there's plenty within it to criticize, but, like I said, I was surprised.

If you want a general defense of Christianity, I recommend Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli.

Posted by: Jim S. at April 21, 2019 09:37 AM (ynUnH)

56 Military history enthusiasts should note that Naval and Military Press in the UK is having an Easter sale, 20% all titles, including other sale & clearance books. I just placed an order, even with shipping from the UK, I got some good bargains

www.naval-military-press.com

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 09:38 AM (Izzlo)

57 I finished Brian Aldiss’ “The Long Afternoon of Earth”, about a remnant population of humans living in the savage greenery of a dying earth. It ended on a kind-of optimistic note: our young protagonists stopped being just passive occupants reacting to their crazy environment and learned to take back control, and were determined to raise a family for a few generations before the sun goes nova. For New Wave British sci-fi, that’s positively positive.

It was kind of episodic; I learned Aldiss cobbled it together from some short stories.

Now I like a lot of the New Wave writers, who wanted to bring the same literary flourishes and social commentary to SF that were sweeping through the rest of fiction. My favorites are Varley and Delaney, who explored new societal structures brought about by space travel and technology. But these two are pretty upbeat and individualistic, for all the freaky-deaky that goes down in their stories.

The classic New Wavers were of a socialist bent and it shows in their writing. People are swept up by forces beyond their control. There’s a lot of victimization in it. I now see why there is a Human Wave to counteract it.

Moorcock is elegant but fatalistic. It’s a world of beautiful decay. I guess the post-war European experience and the Cold War would lead one to a dystopian bent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Wave_science_fiction

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:39 AM (kQs4Y)

58 BTW, read your Claudius article. Very good. My only
disappointment was the two clips included - I wished both had gone on
longer. ; )



It did convince my wife to rewatch. unfortunately she wants to do
Rome first. Not that the latter is bad (better than GoT, anyway), but
it's not Claudius. OTOH, it does make chronological sense, and there is
always the case for watching the better after the lesser.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:35 AM (VaN/j)

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Glad you liked it! I posted a link yesterday to an article about "Quo Vadis," which is also appropriate for this time of year. It also picks up where I, Claudius ends, which is nice.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:39 AM (cfSRQ)

59 Wow. I'm wearing pants this morning. And there are pancakes!

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 09:39 AM (8xZLz)

60 Vic,
The book chose me, but I'm enjoying it. The setting and circumstance has a lot to do with it, I'm sure, but still...

Posted by: Drc at April 21, 2019 09:42 AM (S3oyF)

61 I read Coontz's Liberty's Last Stand, that was recommended here a week or 3 ago. It was fast paced and entertaining. I could have seen that play out under sotero...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 09:42 AM (UUBmN)

62 56 Military history enthusiasts should note that Naval and Military Press in the UK is having an Easter sale, 20% all titles, including other sale & clearance books. I just placed an order, even with shipping from the UK, I got some good bargains

www.naval-military-press.com
Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 09:38 AM (Izzlo)
________

Thanks for that, since my birthday is less than a month away. And I even have a little cash for a change.

Went straight to the naval section, and was relieved to see a lot that I've already got, at the pricey end.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:43 AM (VaN/j)

63 Happy Easter to all!
Christ has Risen!!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 21, 2019 09:43 AM (QMwOT)

64 Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:20 AM (fuK7c)

Bander, I loved the Father Christmas letters and have them in a book somewhere around here.

Well now I have to dig that up.

So, how was Nerdson's friend? Was it less of a trial than you anticipated?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:44 AM (kQs4Y)

65
...The musicians want to give forth their best in glory to God. We all need
the Holy Spirit so we can give it all to God and that the risen Christ
will work through the gifts talents given to us.

- FenelonSpoke

Yes, we do. We're supposed to make a joyful noise unto Him, and in my case the operative word is "noise."
Anyway, here's the beginning of the 33rd Psalm where we musicians are encouraged to play well...

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!
For praise from the upright is beautiful. Praise the Lord with the harp;
Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 09:44 AM (HaL55)

66 Good morning and blessed Easter Morons, 'Ettes, and all your pets.

I read this short book where an innocent guy went railroaded by a kangaroo court and got executed, but even death couldn't keep him down. Intriguing book. Been trying to remember what that was...

Posted by: mindful webworker - Matty, Marky, Lucas, Jack, one of those at April 21, 2019 09:44 AM (ECLlc)

67 59 Wow. I'm wearing pants this morning. And there are pancakes!
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 09:39 AM (8xZLz)
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You're a winner in life!

Now I'm going to make pancakes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:45 AM (kQs4Y)

68 Happy Easter everyone!

I have BIG NEWS!

Someone bought a copy of Scorpion's Pass. [Gasp!]Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:17 AM (cfSRQ)

I purchased a copy of "Scorpion's Pass" a few weeks ago....along with another Moron author's book "The Scent of Metal" by Sabrina Chase.

I gave "Scorpion's Pass" to my Mother who read it and gave it back to me to read...then....we'll discuss it a bit....

She seemed to like it by what she said when I last saw her.... I really should have read it by now as I'm going out to her place for Easter dinner...

I'll try to read it this week so I can talk to her about it next Sunday dinner....

I'm taking a nice hand cut wooden puzzle as a gift to my Mother's today that we'll put together after dinner (roast beast).

She LOVES the hand cut wooden puzzles...but, they are crazy expensive by most everyone that makes them...so she only gets them on Christmas, Easter and her Birthday from me...


Happy Easter everyone! ....and thank you OM for the weekly book thread. It's a true pleasure to read every Sunday!



Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at April 21, 2019 09:46 AM (udU2n)

69 Many book threads ago I praised Eric Metaxas for “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty”, in which he discusses the concept of the Golden Triangle of Freedom: Freedom depends on virtue; virtue depends on faith; faith depends on freedom.

Here he is on Book TV:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?432270-1/depth-eric-metaxas

That man knows how to rock a pocket square.

Also, happy retirement, Brian Lamb! Thanks for C-SPAN.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:46 AM (kQs4Y)

70 So, how was Nerdson's friend? Was it less of a trial than you anticipated?


It was less of a trial than I'd anticipated. I'd have preferred a father/son only experience, but he's only back East for a couple of days so it made sense to squeeze in as much as he could.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:47 AM (fuK7c)

71 Nice library.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 09:49 AM (NWiLs)

72 Bander, I am so jealous! You got to see some of his hand-drawn maps. As a maphead, this is the holy grail.

So how was the gift shop?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 09:50 AM (kQs4Y)

73 Also, happy retirement, Brian Lamb! Thanks for C-SPAN.


Oh!

*holds cigarette lighter aloft*

I just loved his interviewing style. No ego at all.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:50 AM (fuK7c)

74 Currently working my way through Hitchens' "Why Orwell Matters."

May have been a lefty, but the man could write.

Also finished "The Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1943."

Pretty good book. One anecdote stood out, though: An armed merchantman fought two German raiders for three hours, and, while eventually sunk, left one raider so badly damaged it had to be sunk.

Anyway, reading through that book, and what men had to endure when convoying to Britain or, even worse, Russia, gives one chills.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 09:50 AM (WEBkv)

75 Oh, jeez, we forgot about the gift shop.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:51 AM (fuK7c)

76 63 Happy Easter to all!
Christ has Risen!!
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 21, 2019 09:43 AM (QMwOT)

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Amen!

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 09:52 AM (WEBkv)

77 Gai Jin by James Clavel

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I watched the movie version of Clavel's King Rat the other day and quite liked it. I had seen it many years ago and didn't care for it. It's a movie for adults. Based on Clavel's experiences as a POW.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 09:52 AM (+y/Ru)

78 A priest, a pastor and a rabbi walk into a library . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 09:53 AM (+y/Ru)

79 Religion of peace strikes in Sri Lanka on Easter
8 explosions in churches and hotels, over 200 killed...

Posted by: saxon at April 21, 2019 09:54 AM (FxPzo)

80
23rd Psalm for Bassists

The Lord is my drummer, I shall not rush
He maketh me to lay out in tasteful places
He leadeth me beside cool meter changes
He restoreth my "one"
He leadeth me in the right repeats
For His Name's sake
Yea, though I read through the trickiest road maps
I will fear no train wrecks
For Thou art with it
Your ride and your snare, they comfort me
You setteth up a solo for me in the presence of mine guitarists
You annointeth my lines with drive
My groove overflows
Surely good feel and swing will follow me
All the tunes of each set
And I will dwell in the pocket
The whole gig long

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 09:55 AM (HaL55)

81
Amen!

Amen!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 09:56 AM (HaL55)

82 I am pretty sure the mortician lady is the same one who has a youtube channel that Thor loves. It's usually extremely interesting; she put up one a week or so ago about the Donner party that was really good.

Posted by: Red-headed 'ette at April 21, 2019 09:56 AM (5Q+j+)

83 The first season of Rome is great pulp, with historical insight. The second got rushed because the budget wasn't going to be there.

Claudius is a great stage play, filmed for TV, based on a great book.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 09:57 AM (1UZdv)

84 He Is Risen! Happy Easter!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 21, 2019 09:58 AM (0O7c5)

85 ~~~ I asked the librarian if she could tell me where to find the self improvement books and she said, do you really think that's a good idea?

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on shelves and she said all of our books are on shelves. ~~~ I asked the librarian if they had the book "Constipation". She said "It hasn't come out yet."

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on conspiracy theories. She said "They're all around you."

~~~ She said "Yes we do." I asked the librarian if they had any books on extra sensory perception.

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on conspiracy theories. She said "They're all around you."

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at April 21, 2019 09:58 AM (SH7Tr)

86 the first link to dr. deplorable goes to a youtube.....the second link works

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 21, 2019 09:59 AM (0O7c5)

87 I purchased a copy of "Scorpion's Pass" a few weeks
ago....along with another Moron author's book "The Scent of Metal" by
Sabrina Chase.



Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at April 21, 2019 09:46 AM (udU2n)

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Ah, that would have been the *other* copy.

Let me know what you think. One side effect of low sales is I have no idea if it's any good. I wrote it for my wife as a Valentine's Day present years ago and published it to buff up the catalog. That's my eldest daughter on the cover, btw.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:59 AM (cfSRQ)

88 OM complains about the cops not doing their job but others go above and beyond:

FBI ARRESTS LEADER OF GROUP STOPPING ILLEGALS IN NEW MEXICO

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 10:00 AM (+y/Ru)

89 The Amish traveled by horse and buggy to sow terror in Sri Lanka.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 21, 2019 10:00 AM (LEHKq)

90 Well, bye for now. Have a joyous Easter.

Christus Victor.

Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 10:01 AM (VaN/j)

91 [If, or History Rewritten is] a lot of fun. I don't recall the author's name, but to me the surprise hit was "If Bacon Had Written Shakespeare". Among other things, the author gets GKC's style down pat.
Posted by: Eeyore at April 21, 2019 09:18 AM (VaN/j)


J.C. Squire wrote that essay. I have not gotten to it yet; I'm in the middle of Chesterton's essay and he has some uncomplimentary things to say about Islam in the 1600s.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 10:01 AM (5Yee7)

92 Okay, time to get ready for mass. I'll drop by after.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 10:01 AM (cfSRQ)

93 Put in a good word for me, A.H.!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 10:03 AM (kQs4Y)

94 FBI ARRESTS LEADER OF GROUP STOPPING ILLEGALS IN NEW MEXICO
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 10:00 AM (+y/Ru)
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Found the article, made me see red. Jackass governor is proclaiming that law enforcement should be left to professionals.

She evidently, or doesn't care, that law enforcement isn't doing the job they are supposed to do.

The article is on msn.com, if anyone wants to find it.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 10:04 AM (WEBkv)

95 86 the first link to dr. deplorable goes to a youtube.....the second link works
Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 21, 2019 09:59 AM (0O7c5)


Fixed, thanks.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:04 AM (jrTqB)

96 Paypal and GoFundMe kicked the NM out as well, cuz...FASCIST!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 10:05 AM (FiUMj)

97 Morning readers and Happy Easter!

If you ever get a chance, you owe it to yourselves to seek out The Saint John's Bible - widely know for the hand drawn illuminations and lovely calligraphy. I'm pretty sure you all are familiar with the story contained so I won't go into that here.

The copy with which I am most familiar is at George Fox University in Oregon. A high school buddy is very involved with the project there so I've been following it for quite some time.

It is magnificent!

http://www.saintjohnsbible.org/

Posted by: Tonypete at April 21, 2019 10:05 AM (Y4EXg)

98 I would love to see that Tolkien exhibit but I will not go to NYC or any other major city if it can be avoided. (Hint: I hate big cities.) Also, I probably have much of the material in the many books about Tolkien on my shelves.

If you can get a copy of his Letters from Father Christmas, they are absolutely charming.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 10:06 AM (bmdz3)

99 76 63 Happy Easter to all!
Christ has Risen!!
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 21, 2019 09:43 AM (QMwOT)


He has risen indeed!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:07 AM (jrTqB)

100
OK, B'Gal is awake, gotta help her achieve operational status.

Y'all have a Happy Easter. He is Risen!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 10:08 AM (HaL55)

101 It's not a book, but I'd like to recommend "Risen" for folks who haven't seen it. ...
[The movie deals] with the question of a doubting unbeliever ....
...
Highly recommend.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:25 AM (cfSRQ)


Yes, excellent film. Starts out as a police procedural with the Roman Centurion investigating the disappearance of Jesus's body after his crucifixion and then explores that Centurion's spiritual journey.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 10:10 AM (5Yee7)

102 Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at April 21, 2019 09:46 AM (udU2n)

Thank you for your kind words.

( *blushes* )

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:11 AM (jrTqB)

103 I(f) were on the jury, I would vote to acquit. Automatically. I would not be interested at all in anything the Crown prosecutor had to say.

The Bundy cases are illustrative. Thirty years ago, the feds would have had slam dunkers; now no sales.

There's a price for lost trust -- A lot of bad people are gonna walk too.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 21, 2019 10:11 AM (Z4rgH)

104 A.H. Lloyd

Read the first 3 books of the Commonwealth series. Fourth on the way.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 10:11 AM (u82oZ)

105 Back to chores.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 10:12 AM (u82oZ)

106 Sunday Morning Shows today are a tell that Media won't give it up. Rudy and Kellyanne rebutting that Trump should be impeached because he ordered Mueller to be removed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 10:13 AM (1UZdv)

107
The Bundy cases are illustrative. Thirty years ago, the feds would have had slam dunkers; now no sales.

There's a price for lost trust -- A lot of bad people are gonna walk too.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 21, 2019 10:11 AM (Z4rgH)
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Thirty years ago, government would have been able to cover up all their lies.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 10:13 AM (WEBkv)

108 Happy Easter, y'all! We hit the first Mass this morning, and I made lemon blueberry pancakes with fresh whipped cream when we got home. The sun is shining, and it's going to be a sunny day. I am taking full advantage of it.

Posted by: no good deed at April 21, 2019 10:14 AM (uTY3H)

109 In reading news, I'm still hammering away at Gibbon, who has his moments when the narrative moves but then - just when we're making good time - has to go and show us he is the Smartest Guy Ever and Religion is Dumb with often hilariously incorrect asides.

Two more stupid volumes to go, but I'm going to finish dammit.
Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 09:17 AM (cfSRQ)


I think Eddie's great narrative abilities were the most overrated things the "smart set" tried to con me with before the unmeasurable intelligence of Cock Curious. Yes he has his moments, usually sarcastic, surrounded by paint drying dullness. Good luck going forward; it has its own unique rewards. Kind of...

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 10:14 AM (Jp5jt)

110 There is an huge and venerable organization called the Romance Writers of America, and it has also fallen to the SJW army.
The membership nominates books for the annual awards, and this year the nominations weren't diverse enough, so the President sent out an email scolding the membership for not being woke. One of the possibilities was to cancel the awards altogether, because the nominees should not be recognized for their work if they are not the right color or sexual orientation. Which is racisim straight up, of course, but apparently the irony is lost.

Posted by: artemis at April 21, 2019 10:18 AM (AwPyG)

111 106 Sunday Morning Shows today are a tell that Media won't give it up. Rudy and Kellyanne rebutting that Trump should be impeached because he ordered Mueller to be removed.
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 10:13 AM (1UZdv)

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Of course they won't give up. The left never gives up. Which is why they win all the big battles in the long run.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 10:21 AM (FiUMj)

112 Thirty years ago, government would have been able to cover up all their lies.
Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 10:13 AM (WEBkv)


What was the last massive government f*k-up (domestic) where they were able to get away with covering it up?

I'm thinking Waco.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:21 AM (jrTqB)

113 Even if it's these pants, which are just baaa-aa-aa-aaa-aa-aaa-ad.


***********

Creepy Crawlies - a limerick

There was a young man from Belize
Who once wore some pants such as these
He couldn't stop twitching
Due to the itching
The darn things were crawling with fleece

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:22 AM (m45I2)

114 Just stopping by to say Happy Easter (and Passover) to the 'rons and 'ettes!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at April 21, 2019 10:22 AM (d6Ksn)

115 I just ordered that "Miscellany of Murder" book from Amazon's website, and whenever I can, I order from other sellers, and not Amazon directly.

Just because.

It used to be they listed from where the items would be shipped, so if there were multiple sellers, I could select one in a state that is not overrun with leftists.

Not anymore.

Can't find that info. So I just have to assume Amazon doesn't want me to have that choice. Sooner or later, I'll be done with Amazon altogether. I hate authoritarianism, in all its manifestations. No pun intended.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 10:24 AM (cY3LT)

116 Dang T Boone thats a shipload of bound Hustlers.

selling his "ranch" for 250 Million,well it's no Notre Dame and Oklahoma State doesn't stand a chance.

4 WIFIES! now that is some WILD CATTING right there.!!!

Posted by: saf at April 21, 2019 10:24 AM (5IHGB)

117 I asked my librarian if she could find a copy of "Great Expectations", she said, "Probably, if you can tell me who in the dickens wrote it!"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:24 AM (m45I2)

118 There is an huge and venerable organization called the Romance Writers of America, and it has also fallen to the SJW army.

Posted by: artemis at April 21, 2019 10:18 AM (AwPyG)


Since the SJWs like to call everyone who disagrees with them Nazis, you could make their tiny little heads explode by telling them that no woman ever had a fantasy of being ravished by a liberal.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:25 AM (jrTqB)

119 What was the last massive government f*k-up (domestic) where they were able to get away with covering it up?

I'm thinking Waco.
=====

The New Waco (biker meeting) as well. Just somehow disappeared.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 21, 2019 10:26 AM (MIKMs)

120 There is an huge and venerable organization called the Romance Writers of America, and it has also fallen to the SJW army.

While frustrating, and along the lines of the Chinese "librarian" that wants to remove books for Bad Think, I think this behavior is ultimately self-defeating. The Leftists perceive the window of opportunity for Transnational Socialism (AKA, ComIntern) is rapidly closing due to growing resistance to their bull$h!t. The Tranzis promised utopia and instead have delivered murder and abuse of their [putative] fellow citizens at the hands of illegal aliens and/or Mohammadans.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 10:26 AM (5Yee7)

121 117 I asked my librarian if she could find a copy of "Great Expectations", she said, "Probably, if you can tell me who in the dickens wrote it!"
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:24 AM (m45I2)


'Bout time you weighed in.

I asked our local librarian if they had any books on bowling and she told me, "I've got one here that is right up your alley."

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:27 AM (jrTqB)

122 Buona Pasqua

Posted by: Regular joe at April 21, 2019 10:29 AM (6/uwW)

123 The left is blatantly trying to recreate Mao's "cultural revolution" right here in the USA. They are succeeding in many ways....sad.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 10:29 AM (UUBmN)

124 This week I read "How to Be a Victorian," which I enjoyed very much. It's written by Ruth Goodman, a British historian who takes a very hands-on approach to her research. Besides reviewing many primary sources from the period (letters, diaries, etc.) she actually lived the way the Victorians would have lived--food, fibers, sewing, personal grooming, etc. Apparently she had a show on British TV where she lived on a Victorian farm for a year to show what it was like.

The two things that jump out at you about Victorian times are cold and hunger. Houses were always cold; even in upper class houses, fires in bedrooms were usually only lit when the inhabitant was ill. In typical Victorian fashion, they thought it was a sign of weakness to desire too much physical comfort.

The Victorian poor were actually hungrier than the poor of previous generations. (Average height DECLINED during the period due to widespread malnutrition.) The reason was that earlier generations of poor had been able to grow at least some of their own food because they lived in agrarian areas. After they moved to the cities due to industrialization, they had to buy all of their food and simply couldn't afford much. Upper class children were also typically hungry, another aspect of the Victorian urge to toughen them up.

Goodman also has a book about How to be a Tudor, which I may try sometime.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at April 21, 2019 10:30 AM (S+f+m)

125 Ignoramus #106:
Sunday Morning Shows today are a tell that Media won't give it up. Rudy and Kellyanne rebutting that Trump should be impeached because he ordered Mueller to be removed.

Wrote this, decided it wasn't bookish so didn't post, but since you brought it up...

Milady and I are down at Mom's today to celebrate Easter and to meet our new 3wk-old granddaughter.

This is Mom's 99th Easter. I just went back to her room to check on her, she's up, getting dolled up for the day, and has the TV news on: Meet Depressed.

One big, bold, blatant b.s. lie after another after another about Trump's working with the Rooskies. All delivered as fact. I rage a bit.

"I don't even listen to it," she says, "It's just background noise. Fine for her. I don't usually expose myself to the FakeNews and I'm not so inured. My BP doesn't go up reading JJ's Morning Reports, but this video assault seriously bothered me.

Okay, apologies, rant off. Enjoy your books and have a good Easter.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Matty, Marky, Lucas, Jack, one of those at April 21, 2019 10:30 AM (ECLlc)

126 Went to church yesterday so today I get to clean and do a mountain of laundry...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 10:31 AM (UUBmN)

127 The Leftists perceive the window of opportunity for Transnational Socialism (AKA, ComIntern) is rapidly closing due to growing resistance to their bull$h!t.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 10:26 AM (5Yee7)


And also Donald Trump. But mostly Donald Trump.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:31 AM (jrTqB)

128 Happy Easter to all the Book Horde-ian Morons!

In honor of Lent/Easter, I've been reading Scandalous Mercy: When God Goes Beyond Boundaries
by Sister Emmanuel Maillard. It was a rec from a young woman who facilitated a recent retreat on Divine Mercy. There's some interesting stuff in there, from an interesting perspective. Some of the good sister's examples are a tad simplistic, though. Still recommended.

As for another liberry joke, "I asked the clerk if she could point me to the self-help section. She said that would defeat the purpose."

Off to Mass. BBL

Posted by: SandyCheeks at April 21, 2019 10:31 AM (tGSHk)

129 Happy Easter, y'all!

JTB, I'm with you on cities. The Tolkien exhibit is one of the few things that *might* tempt me to brave NYC--if I had the money and the time (and were well enough for air travel). Ah, well, glad other people get to enjoy it.

Also glad to hear I'm not the only one to use dramatis personae! I think it was my dad's suggestion to start adding it with Loyal Valley: Bystanders, but I figure it's useful for a series like mine, and all the more so with Diversion since it's been so long between books. (Ugh, life.)

Seconding A. H. Lloyd's rec of Risen, but I don't recommend the novelization. Clavius' girlfriend was dropped from the screenplay, and adding her back for the novelization detracts from the overall story, IMO.

Not reading much except for class prep at the moment, as life continues to be utterly bonkers. (For those who missed the prayer list Wednesday: my landlords have sold the house I've been renting; meds aren't doing enough to break my current ulcerative colitis flare; and work is very hectic but still pays peanuts, which makes looking for a new place rather challenging.) Maybe once I can catch my breath, 'long about October....

*waves to all and sundry*

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 21, 2019 10:33 AM (R3HPb)

130 I asked my librarian if they had any books on self-motivation and she said, "I'll have to help you with that."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:33 AM (m45I2)

131 117
I asked my librarian if she could find a copy of "Great Expectations",
she said, "Probably, if you can tell me who in the dickens wrote it!"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:24 AM (m45I2)


Available on Gutenberg free.

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1400

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 10:33 AM (mpXpK)

132 They are like the Terminator....they will never quit.

Adam Shit: "Ample evidence of collusion in plain sight"

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 10:34 AM (FiUMj)

133 They are like the Terminator....they will never quit.

Adam Shit: "Ample evidence of collusion in plain sight"
Posted by: Lurking Lurker
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Why should they stop when there are absolutely no consequences???

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 10:36 AM (UUBmN)

134 @BreakingNLive

BREAKING: Church in Munich, Germany attacked by man with fireworks, injuring at least 24 people. The attacker reportedly shouted 'Allahu Akbar' and was soon after arrested.


Dang Lutherans.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:36 AM (jrTqB)

135 110 There is an huge and venerable organization called the Romance Writers of America, and it has also fallen to the SJW army.
The membership nominates books for the annual awards, and this year the nominations weren't diverse enough, so the President sent out an email scolding the membership for not being woke. ...

Posted by: artemis at April 21, 2019 10:18 AM (AwPyG)
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Nothing that brings pleasure shall escape their scrutiny: Fashion, sports, literature, nothing.

I love science fiction, but when I look at the Nebula Awards nominees for best novel, I ask myself "Who the hell are these people?" The Hugos are a little better, maybe.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 10:37 AM (kQs4Y)

136 'Bout time you weighed in.
Posted by: OregonMuse

********

Slept in this morning.


I asked the librarian if they had any how-to books on harvesting hay, she said, "They're in the stacks."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:37 AM (m45I2)

137 Great...now Easter terrorism is a thing...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 10:37 AM (UUBmN)

138 Nothing that brings pleasure shall escape their scrutiny: Fashion, sports, literature, nothing.


If any form of pleasure is exhibited,
Report to me and it will be prohibited.
I'll put my foot down; so shall it be;
This is the land of the free!
--Rufus T. Firefly

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 21, 2019 10:39 AM (R3HPb)

139 We're gonna need a lot of pig blood. And crop dusters.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 21, 2019 10:40 AM (RuIsu)

140 The left never gives up. Which is why they win all the big battles in the long run.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 10:21 AM (FiUMj)


I think it will soon be "used to win" because the Left was promising utopia on the cheap and a lot of what they were espousing was attractive. But now the bovine feces is hitting the rotating blades of the cooling device because, suddenly, there are real costs. People are being murdered and abused by foreigners and rather than protect their citizens, these Leftist governments are advocating for the invaders. Additionally, racial hatred against white people is being preached by the Leftists.

This can not continue. Conflict is inevitable. That is why you see the growing radicalization of the opponents of collectivism. Tranzis refuse to understand that President Trump is their last change to avoid the tumbrels hauling them to the "National Razor."

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 10:40 AM (5Yee7)

141 Wondering why Churchill would have written something called "What if Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg?", since Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 10:41 AM (smc0A)

142 Wait...I got more

~~~ I got fired from my job as a librarian for putting women's rights book in the fiction category.

~~~ A bloke walks into a Glasgow library and says to the prim librarian, 'Excuse me Miss, dee ye hev any books on suicide?' To which she stops doing her tasks, looks at him over the top of her glasses and says, 'Fook off, ye'll no bring it back!

~~~ Did you hear about that librarian who bumped her head? She had no one to blame but her shelf.

~~~ I asked the librarian for the latest book on erectile dysfunction. She tapped the keys to her computer keyboard and said, "It's not coming up!" I said, "Yeah! That's the one!!

~~~ What did the trans-textual book say to the librarian? "Did you just assume my genre?"

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at April 21, 2019 10:41 AM (SH7Tr)

143 The Leftists perceive the window of opportunity for Transnational
Socialism (AKA, ComIntern) is rapidly closing due to growing resistance
to their bull$h!t.


Unfortunately, it's my belief that the majority of that resistance is coming from the older segment of the electorate. The young'uns really seem to be enthralled with the notion of massive redistribution of wealth.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 10:42 AM (EgshT)

144 Via a commenter at Insty's and the Times of India reporting similar...

According to AFP, an alert was sent out on April 11 by Sri Lankan Police
Chief Pujuth Jayasundara, stating: "A foreign intelligence agency has
reported that the NJT (National Thowheeth Jama'ath) is planning to carry
out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian
high commission in Colombo."

The outlet adds that the NJT is "a
radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka." The information regarding the
terrorism warning allegedly comes from "documents seen by" the news
agency.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 10:42 AM (Dh1wo)

145 lin-duh - Muslims never need a excuse to go jihadi and force people to their death cult.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 10:43 AM (BbGew)

146 ~~~ I asked the librarian if she could tell me where to find the self improvement books and she said, do you really think that's a good idea?

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on shelves and she said all of our books are on shelves. ~~~ I asked the librarian if they had the book "Constipation". She said "It hasn't come out yet."

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on conspiracy theories. She said "They're all around you."

~~~ She said "Yes we do." I asked the librarian if they had any books on extra sensory perception.

~~~ I asked the librarian if she had any books on conspiracy theories. She said "They're all around you."

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at April 21, 2019 09:58 AM (SH7Tr)


I asked the librarian if she had any books on short term memory loss. She said "yes."

I asked the librarian if she had any books on short term memory loss.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 10:43 AM (cY3LT)

147 I asked the librarian if she had any books on short term memory loss. She said "yes."
I asked the librarian if she had any books on short term memory loss.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 10:43 AM (cY3LT)


I asked the librarian if they had any books on nostalgia, and she said no, but they used to have some really good ones.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:46 AM (jrTqB)

148 The Grooming Gang cover-up is Exhibit A for why I have nothing but contempt for the Brit royal family. Every last one of them is a pompous, bigoted, galactically proportioned Piece. Of. Shit...Especially Her Prim and Proper Saintliness Kate Middleton, who turns a blind eye to the depredations being visited on her country's children.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 10:46 AM (zcT9k)

149 I asked my overly sentimental librarian if she could look something up in the card catalog for me and she got all dewy-eyed.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:46 AM (m45I2)

150 "the true nature of this grooming phenomenon was known about more than 20 years ago."

yeah, are the cops being submissive and fearful, or are they partaking in bribes or even the sex itself?

Knowing of the pedophile island thing, and the use of "honey traps" (women usually, seducing men for intel or kompromat) ... it seems likely the graft/corruption has saturated much the law enforcer community. Prostitution may be the oldest profession, but a corrupted "government" participating/profiting/protecting it came shortly thereafter.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 10:48 AM (Cus5s)

151 I've been selling off all of my old text books because, frankly, I haven't needed them since I finished my Doctorate nearly 20-years ago.

Thinking of taking those proceeds and building a nice library full of the 'whiteness' the library association no longer finds any value in other than 'taking up space'.

Oh, and the only usefulness to Willard Mitt Rmoney taking-up a Senate seat is that it's 6-years I get to tell the NRSC to FOAD with a smile on my face.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 10:50 AM (FDRTI)

152 Today is suppose to be a day of joy and hope... I will see y'all later. HE HAS RISEN!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 21, 2019 10:50 AM (UUBmN)

153 I asked the librarian if she had any audiobooks.

She said "If you mean books on tape, then yes. I'm a stickler for such things."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 10:51 AM (cY3LT)

154 I hope Beet-o went to England to present Galactic Fraud Princess Kate an Easter basket filled with baby shit 'avocados'. Perfect tribute to that prissy phony.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 10:51 AM (zcT9k)

155 A tipsy patron came into the library, pounded his fist on the counter and said loudly: "Can I get a beer?"

The shocked librarian said "Sir! This is a library!"

The patron says, "Oh, sorry." Then he leans in and whispers " Can I get a beer, please? "

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (dm05u)

156 Thinking of taking those proceeds and building a nice library full of the 'whiteness' the library association no longer finds any value in other than 'taking up space'.

I'll believe that they are serious about their contempt for "whiteness" when they divorce themselves of all the things that were discovered, invented or otherwise improved by those suffering from acute "whiteness".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (lD3vL)

157 My only book news this week is finally finishing the Jolrhos Field Guide, a gaming supplement I've been working on for three years. So many delays and setbacks. Still at Hero Games being approved for official licensing but should be on the shelf very soon.

I'm currently reading The Guns of Navarrone. The most interesting part to me is that its about a kind of obscure part of WW2 involving battles over control of Greek islands. The guns in question never existed but something like them did and the fight over these little islands definitely took place.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (39g3+)

158 I asked my librarian if they had anything by Hemingway and she asked me if I was being earnest.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (m45I2)

159 I just read the second book in Richard Galbraith's (aka JK Rowling) detective series. Career of Evil.
It's ok

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 10:55 AM (dm05u)

160 I asked the librarian to give me directions to the books on obsessive compulsive disorder.

She said "go up those 9 steps on the left, come back down 4 times, and go back up 4 times, turn around 6 times, check your watch 9 times, go back up and down those steps 3 more times, then walk backwards to the section on the right, but only if it's Tuesday. Otherwise, you have to leave the library, go home, and start the process all over again."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 10:55 AM (cY3LT)

161 I asked the easily confused librarian which aisle the Shakespeare was on and she said "2B...."


...or not 2B"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 10:56 AM (m45I2)

162 Rudy kicked Chuck Todd's ass. A preview of the counter-attack to come.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 10:56 AM (1UZdv)

163 Off to bask in the sun like a housecat and continue with my Flavia de Luce mystery.

Her older sister discovers a severed finger in her wedding cake, as one will. Flavia and her late father's manservent, Dogger, are soon on the case.

"So then", I said, "The first official act of Arthur W. Dogger & Associates is to be a trip to Brookwood?"

"It would seem so," Dogger said, rewrapping the finger in a napkin. "Did you know the London Necropolis Company has its own railway? They still run the occasional train from Waterloo."

Why have I not heard of this? I wondered. Who has been shielding me?

"A railway for the dead?" I asked. I could scarcely contain myself.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 10:57 AM (kQs4Y)

164 I'll believe that they are serious about their contempt for "whiteness" when they divorce themselves of all the things that were discovered, invented or otherwise improved by those suffering from acute "whiteness".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (lD3vL)


They have an answer for this.

Anything good that 'whiteness' has produced was stolen from brown people. Either by theft or by cultural appropriation. So a woke person is just restoring it to it's original owner.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:57 AM (jrTqB)

165 Boy the FBI is johnny-on-the spot if someone is doing something about border security.

Posted by: Blago at April 21, 2019 11:00 AM (UfkIY)

166 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 10:57 AM (kQs4Y)

that sounds like a fun book!

link?

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 11:00 AM (dm05u)

167 162 Rudy kicked Chuck Todd's ass.
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 10:56 AM (1UZdv)


Maybe so, but how hard can that be? It's Chuck Todd, fercryinoutloud...

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 11:00 AM (jrTqB)

168 Great...now Easter terrorism is a thing...

Had a couple different vehicles suspiciously circle the parking-lot well after the service began last Sunday. One scruffy dude dressed head to toe in black, driving a beat-up Ford parked out of view on the campus and started his way to the door. He was intercepted and gave some lame excuse of needing fuel for his truck. Was given $5 and pointed to the service station at the corner.

Yeah, I'll be doing perimeter patrols today.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 11:01 AM (lD3vL)

169 Has the NYT inserted the obligatory quote from CAIR that this murder of 215 Christians raises concerns of an anti-Muslim backlash in America?

Have they already justified the bombing as a response to Christchurch?

Maybe this time they will at least let the bodies be buried before blaming America and Christians?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at April 21, 2019 11:02 AM (TN1P5)

170 The guns in question never existed but something like them did and the fight over these little islands definitely took place.


*********

As I've previously shared on this blog, my dad was in counter-battery artillery at the Anzio beachhead and one of their big targets was the two giant German railroad guns collectively known on the beachhead as "Anzio Annie". He even had the opportunity to examine a dud shell thar bueied itself on the beach without exploding.

I used this as the basis for my whimsical novelization of Dad's WWII diary - "To Save Us All From Ruin - a Muldoon Adventure"

It's got hamsters.

And pie!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:02 AM (m45I2)

171 Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 11:00 AM (dm05u)
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VoterMom, you must begin at the beginning, with Alan Bradley's "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie":

https://tinyurl.com/yxvvnm33

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 11:04 AM (kQs4Y)

172 I'll believe that they are serious about their contempt for "whiteness" when they divorce themselves of all the things that were discovered, invented or otherwise improved by those suffering from acute "whiteness".

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 10:53 AM (lD3vL)

They have an answer for this.

Anything good that 'whiteness' has produced was stolen from brown people. Either by theft or by cultural appropriation. So a woke person is just restoring it to it's original owner.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:57 AM (jrTqB)

Yep, these people truly believe that Wakanda would have been real and the entire continent would be paradise on Earth if only the dirty pink people had left Africa alone.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:05 AM (FDRTI)

173 141 Wondering why Churchill would have written something called "What if Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg?", since Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 10:41 AM (smc0A)

it's one of those clues that you're in a new reboot of the Matrix

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 11:05 AM (dm05u)

174 I asked the librarian if she had any books on how to learn and use statistics differently.

She said "none of any significant consequence."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:05 AM (cY3LT)

175 Enjoyed Muldoon's book btw

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 11:06 AM (BbGew)

176 Chuck Todd is smarter and slipperier than most of these talking heads. He has the advantage of being the interlocutor and so can frame the discussion to his ends.

Rudy framed "who investigates the investigators." More to come.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 11:06 AM (1UZdv)

177 it's one of those clues that you're in a new reboot of the Matrix
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 11:05 AM (dm05u)
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Like when Alan Sherman burned down Atlanta!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 11:06 AM (kQs4Y)

178 One scruffy dude dressed head to toe in black, driving a beat-up Ford parked out of view on the campus and started his way to the door. He was intercepted and gave some lame excuse of needing fuel for his truck. Was given $5 and pointed to the service station at the corner.

Yeah, I'll be doing perimeter patrols today.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 11:01 AM (lD3vL)


Everyone who has ever come to my church after the church service asking for money has been a grifter or scammer.

Every.
Single.
One.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 11:07 AM (jrTqB)

179 Sharkman: That's the point. Churchill wrote it from the viewpoint of a historian in a world where Lee did win the battle.

There was a great SF writer hiding inside Winston Churchill. It's a pity he seldom let it out.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 21, 2019 11:08 AM (Q5Q0N)

180 I asked the librarian if they had any engineering books specifically about crossing rivers and she said, "No, all of our books are unabridged."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:08 AM (m45I2)

181 Eris, looks like my library has it! awesome

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 11:09 AM (dm05u)

182 "No, all of our books are unabridged."


********

I said, "Oh kwai me a wivver!"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:09 AM (m45I2)

183 Like when Alan Sherman burned down Atlanta!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 11:06 AM (kQs4Y)


Now that sounds like faddah for a story!

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:10 AM (cY3LT)

184 Yep, these people truly believe that Wakanda would have been real and the entire continent would be paradise on Earth if only the dirty pink people had left Africa alone.
Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:05 AM (FDRTI)


"Ice people."

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 11:10 AM (jrTqB)

185 I hope Beet-o went to England to present Galactic Fraud Princess Kate an Easter basket filled with baby shit 'avocados'. Perfect tribute to that prissy phony.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 10:51 AM (zcT9k)


Good to see my contempt for the royal frauds isn't an isolated case.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 11:10 AM (Jp5jt)

186 On topic, I'm in the midst of a pretty good read - Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts. It's over 1000 pages in hardcover, so it's not a one-night read, at least at my pace. Fascinating to see how strong the appeasement crowd was in Commons and Lords and how Winston managed to form his WWII coalition despite their yammerings.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 11:12 AM (EgshT)

187 141 Wondering why Churchill would have written something called "What if Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg?", since Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 10:41 AM (smc0A)

I haven't read it, but from what I gather it's an alternate-alternate history. Churchill imagines a world with a Confederate victory, then from there imagines what that world would be like without it.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 11:12 AM (Izzlo)

188 Notorious BFD- heard his interview on Dennis Prager show, thinking of getting that.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 11:15 AM (BbGew)

189 I have a pretty good military history library, and I have been focusing on small wars, and secondary theaters of the big wars. Now I want to fill in the gaps and start getting some books on the major campaigns of the big wars, such as WWII. What are some good books on Wake Island, Midway, and D-Day?

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 11:15 AM (Izzlo)

190 185 I hope Beet-o went to England to present Galactic Fraud Princess Kate an Easter basket filled with baby shit 'avocados'. Perfect tribute to that prissy phony.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 10:51 AM (zcT9k)

Good to see my contempt for the royal frauds isn't an isolated case.
Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 11:10 AM (Jp5jt)

Not hardly. One of the signs of our stupid times is the absolutely pathetic state of our so-called "elites", the "Royals" chief among them.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:15 AM (FDRTI)

191 Sharkman: That's the point. Churchill wrote it from the viewpoint of a historian in a world where Lee did win the battle.


There was a great SF writer hiding inside Winston Churchill. It's a pity he seldom let it out.
Posted by: Trimegistus at April 21, 2019 11:08 AM (Q5Q0N


I will have to get If, Or History Rewritten. H. Beam Piper wrote a number of alternate history books, besides the Paratime series. I wonder if this was his inspiration.


Fortunately, Worldcat indicates there are a number of copies in my library district.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 11:16 AM (TN7xY)

192 The building engineering student the librarian where the skyscraper section was.

She said "sir, this library only has two floors."

He asked if she had in books on ceilings.

She said "no, we keep them on shelves."

He asked if they had any books on floors.

She said "no, I put the books back on their shelves each night. Do I look like I'm not thorough to you?"

He said "yes, you do, because you're not living in the woods."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:16 AM (cY3LT)

193 Better get going to Mass early to get a parking spot. Have a blessed Easter, I'll see you later

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 11:19 AM (Izzlo)

194 During the campaign, Team Trump wanted to get the 33,000 e-mails that Hillary destroyed. Had they been exposed, they would have proven no end of crimes, which is why Hillary had them destroyed despite their being under subpoena. i.e. Team Trump wanted to reverse Hillary's obvious obstruction.

This gets conflated with the fruits of the DNC hack, which weren't as earth shaking, because Media can tie their provenance to the Russkies.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 11:19 AM (1UZdv)

195 Notorious BFD- heard his interview on Dennis Prager show, thinking of getting that.

I think you'll find it money well spent, Skip. Politically, WC was the proverbial cat with nine lives. Even his enemies admitted during and after WWII that he was "the right man for the right time". Pretty good stuff.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 11:19 AM (EgshT)

196 Not hardly. One of the signs of our stupid times is
the absolutely pathetic state of our so-called "elites", the "Royals"
chief among them.
Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:15 AM (FDRTI)


I see that Charles and Camilla went to Cuba to demonstrate to the Cuban people that the oldest, most stable and traditionally the greatest guarantor of liberty in history will in no means support them against their oppressive and tyrannical government, so the British royals have done that much for the dictatorships of the world.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 11:20 AM (TN7xY)

197 During the campaign, Team Trump wanted to get the 33,000 e-mails that Hillary destroyed. Had they been exposed, they would have proven no end of crimes, which is why Hillary had them destroyed despite their being under subpoena. i.e. Team Trump wanted to reverse Hillary's obvious obstruction.

This gets conflated with the fruits of the DNC hack, which weren't as earth shaking, because Media can tie their provenance to the Russkies.
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 11:19 AM (1UZdv)


Why, it's almost as if this whole "Russian collusion" thing had been a 2 1/2 year ruse to bury and keep anyone from looking into the Hillory email thing.

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:23 AM (cY3LT)

198 I see that Charles and Camilla went to Cuba...
Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 11:20 AM (TN7xY)

The Cubans would have done the world a wonderful service had they thrown these two morons into one of their many gulags. Alas.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:24 AM (FDRTI)

199 Looks like the Dems will go down Impeachment Avenue after all. Nancy knows it's probably not a good idea, but Nancy isn't the leader of the party any more.

Interesting times ahead.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 11:24 AM (FiUMj)

200 The Royal Family is supposed to be the most moral and conservative bastion in the UK, but instead all the kids are leftist immoral trash. I mean the family has long been corrupt morally but they kept it quiet but they were always very staid and traditionally founded. No longer.

They need to end the whole thing with Elizabeth's death and just end on a high note.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 11:25 AM (39g3+)

201 Not hardly. One of the signs of our stupid times is the absolutely pathetic state of our so-called "elites", the "Royals" chief among them.
Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:15 AM (FDRTI)


What have you got against Kansas City baseball??

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 11:26 AM (jrTqB)

202 My librarian's name is Conan.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:26 AM (m45I2)

203 Looks like the Dems will go down Impeachment Avenue after all.

Yeah I thought their leadership was smarter than that, but they are really gonna pull that plug on their 2020 election chances.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 11:27 AM (39g3+)

204 What have you got against Kansas City baseball??
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 11:26 AM (jrTqB)

I was wondering how long it would take to get a baseball joke out of that?

Aside from awful starting pitching there's not much to not like about KC this year. And wow are they fast on the bases.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:28 AM (FDRTI)

205
Yeah I thought their leadership was smarter than that, but they are really gonna pull that plug on their 2020 election chances.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 11:27 AM (39g3+)

___

Their official leadership - Nancy, Steny, etc - is smarter than that. The unofficial leadersip - AOC, BroFo, etc - is dumber than a bag of rocks.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 11:29 AM (FiUMj)

206 Sorry if this shouldn't belong here but it looks like the EMT is dead.

Alot of Sri Lanka coverage here. Warning: graphic photos of the aftermath.

https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/
1119983005941010437

Also shows MFM crap about the terrorist attacks too. Don't say "Islamic", "Muslim".

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 11:29 AM (Dh1wo)

207 I asked the librarian, "Do you have any books on echolalia?"

and she said, "Do you have any books on echolalia?"


Posted by: naturalfake at April 21, 2019 11:29 AM (CRRq9)

208 200 The Royal Family is supposed to be the most moral and conservative bastion in the UK, but instead all the kids are leftist immoral trash. I mean the family has long been corrupt morally but they kept it quiet but they were always very staid and traditionally founded. No longer.

They need to end the whole thing with Elizabeth's death and just end on a high note."

It's interesting to note how these things go around in circles. In the 1830's, after the reigns of George III (who was insane) and George IV (the most notorious drunk and opium addict in the kingdom) the Royals were in total disrepute and Britain was just about ready to dump the entire idea once and for all. The primary reason behind the big drive under Victoria to institute very strict standards of public morality was to counter the reputation that had been earned by all of the Royals who preceded her - she saw it as the only way to save the Institution of the Monarchy.

so, today, they're reverting back to form.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 11:30 AM (V2Yro)

209 Too bad the Hillary campaign didn't get a Mueller proctology exam.

The real October surprise was Pussygate. NBC had the tape but couldn't legally use it because it was recorded in CA, a two party consent state. So they gave it to WaPo to publish. This nearly killed Trump, until he countered.

Team Hillary surely knew of this in advance, so they could plan accordingly. But it made them over-confident in the last weeks.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 11:32 AM (1UZdv)

210 I doubt the Democrats will go for impeachment, but they will keep the saber rattle up just to drive the upcoming election their way.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 11:32 AM (BbGew)

211 205
Yeah I thought their leadership was smarter than that, but they are really gonna pull that plug on their 2020 election chances.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 11:27 AM (39g3+)
___
Their official leadership - Nancy, Steny, etc - is smarter than that. The unofficial leadersip - AOC, BroFo, etc - is dumber than a bag of rocks.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 21, 2019 11:29 AM (FiUMj)

Yeah and we're about to see who's really in charge in the Dem party. The rad left is going to force this entire thing into being the biggest shitshow in the history of this country.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (V2Yro)

212 I asked the librarian if she had any books on baseball, and she said, "Sorry, you've struck out."

Posted by: naturalfake at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (CRRq9)

213 190. It's bad enough that the British people prop up that Clan of Royal Parasites as something to be admired...but when Americans jizz themselves over those pretentious wastes of cellular matter - it's heartbreaking.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (zcT9k)

214 The Democrats won't impeach.
They'll fundraise to the hilt on impeachment, beacuae they have literally nothing else.
Failure Theater isn't reserved for the GOPe these days.

Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (FDRTI)

215 good books on Wake Island, Midway, and D-Day?

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IMHO, the best Midway book is Shattered Sword by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 11:37 AM (+y/Ru)

216 I asked the librarian if she had any books on farming and she said, "We've got several that are out standing in the field."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:38 AM (m45I2)

217 The Democrats won't impeach.
They'll fundraise to the hilt on impeachment, beacuae they have literally nothing else.
Failure Theater isn't reserved for the GOPe these days.
Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (FDRTI)


Win win for the Democrats. They don't have to impeach, they just get to send their lunatic fringe out there to scream and shout about it. Then the leadership can look "reasonable" by comparison, for not pursuing, while the loony base gets to do what they do best: scream and shout.

An example of how doing nothing can be good for a party. Which works if you're not controlling the White House and both houses. Not so much when you are.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:38 AM (cY3LT)

218 Failure Theater isn't reserved for the GOPe these days.
Posted by: DocJ at April 21, 2019 11:34 AM (FDRTI)


With Eddie Munster's band of quislings gone, they may not even mount a serious challenge. Oh who am I kidding?

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 11:40 AM (Jp5jt)

219 214 The Democrats won't impeach.
They'll fundraise to the hilt on impeachment, beacuae they have literally nothing else.
Failure Theater isn't reserved for the GOPe these days.

What I think they're going to do - and this is from thinking on different things Nadler and Schiff and other who support have said - is that they're going to open impeachment hearings, and then they're going to demand Trump's tax returns as "Evidence in a Criminal Case". Trump will deny them, since it's not a Criminal case, it's a Political Case, then Nadler will declare that is Proof of Obstruction of Justice, and demand a vote for Impeachment on that basis. The House Dems will most likely go along, the Senate won't, and the 2020 Election will be fought nationwide on those grounds.

It'll be a true Winner Take All election - whichever side goes down, goes down hard and stays down for a long time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 11:41 AM (V2Yro)

220 I asked the librarian where to look for books on autopsies in Arizona or New Mexico and she said, "Try over in the far southwest coroner."

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:42 AM (m45I2)

221 I asked the librarian if she had any books on illegal immigration.

She said "in the student section, we had several come in, nobody ever checks them out, and they never seem to leave. Otherwise, there's a guy who brings van loads of them in through the back door. Nobody knows how many we have."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:43 AM (cY3LT)

222 Now that Brian Lamb is retiring, how long before C-SPAN becomes another commie propaganda outlet?

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 11:44 AM (zcT9k)

223 Sofia Leung needs to fuck right the hell off back to China, so she won't be oppressed by all those white people books.


And no, I don't give a shit if she was born here.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 21, 2019 11:44 AM (0OWcv)

224 Sharkman: That's the point. Churchill wrote it from the viewpoint of a historian in a world where Lee did win the battle.

There was a great SF writer hiding inside Winston Churchill. It's a pity he seldom let it out.

Posted by: Trimegistus



Ah so desu ka.

I need more coffee.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 11:45 AM (smc0A)

225 IMHO, the best Midway book is Shattered Sword by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully.

Seconded.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 11:45 AM (EgshT)

226 I asked the librarian if there were any popular books on one night stands. "They come and go."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 21, 2019 11:45 AM (0OWcv)

227 Now that Brian Lamb is retiring, how long before C-SPAN becomes another commie propaganda outlet?

Seconds

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 21, 2019 11:46 AM (39g3+)

228 Like when Alan Sherman burned down Atlanta!

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Hello mudda, hello fadda
Here I am at Plantation Tara

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 11:46 AM (+y/Ru)

229
I got nuthin' today, except-

True Detective Pikachu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=160&v=fFzj14bpMu4

Posted by: naturalfake at April 21, 2019 11:47 AM (CRRq9)

230 Wondering why Churchill would have written something called "What if Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg?", since Lee had not won the battle of Gettysburg.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 10:41 AM (smc0A)


In a book containing essays about alternate time-lines, that essay was written from the viewpoint of a time-line in which Lee DID win at Gettysburg. I knew that Churchill wrote history (and own some), I had no idea that he wrote fiction as well.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 11:50 AM (5Yee7)

231 I asked my librarian if she could look up something about intestinal polyps and she referred me to a proctologist.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:50 AM (m45I2)

232 The best way for Trump to fight the move for Impeachment is to launch very strong counterstrikes of his own, against the players who started all of this. I think he will, he won't be like GWB who just sat on his ass and said nothing while his enemies were planning to wreck everything he did.

The 2020 election very well may turn out to be the most bitter American election since 1860.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 11:50 AM (V2Yro)

233 All right. I'm done. Don't blame me, Oregon Muse started it.

Endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:51 AM (m45I2)

234 Asked the librarian where the books on Napoleon were
She said there was a short section over there

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 11:51 AM (BbGew)

235 In America it's all pretty straight forward. Democrats are willing to destroy our country to get Latin American voters, and Republicans are willing to do it for the cheap labor.

But the EU and its constituent national governments are highly undemocratic and voting matters very little. Moreover, Muslims are lazy in any country. Very workshy at a cultural level. In the West, they are also resentful of working, as they view their hosts as a natural underclass, who should be working for them, not the other way around. Very few will do much beyond go on the dole.

So, IOW, it's not that the Europeans are willing to ruin their countries to satisfy their greed and lust for power like Americans are... the destruction of Europe seems to be the goal itself.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 11:52 AM (5aX2M)

236 I asked the librarian if she had any books on Kennedy conspiracies.

She said "we're drowning in them. They're back and to the left."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:52 AM (cY3LT)

237 I mentioned impeachment and looming indictments yesterday.

Do the Dems proceed as indictments are dropping directly related to this attempted coup?


Imagine high level FBI and intelligence agency officials being arrested as impeachment hearings are in progress.


Or if indictments drop first, the Dems file impeachment articles?

Posted by: HA at April 21, 2019 11:53 AM (MAstk)

238 I asked the librarian for a book on blindness and she said she hadn't seen any.


Posted by: naturalfake at April 21, 2019 11:53 AM (CRRq9)

239 Well at Mass the priest didn't offer prayer for the victims of the church bombings today, that was special.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 11:53 AM (zcT9k)

240 I asked my librarian if she could look up something about intestinal polyps and she referred me to a proctologist.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 21, 2019 11:50 AM (m45I2)


I went to the medical school library, told the librarian I was a student and asked for books on female anatomy.

Little did I know she was a radiologist and could see right through me.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 11:54 AM (cY3LT)

241 The 2020 election very well may turn out to be the most bitter American election since 1860.

I'm afraid you are spot on. Barring any "surprises" between now and then, it could very well determine the destiny of the Republic. That may be a bit of hyperbolic license taken on my part, but it's a strong gut feeling I have.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 11:55 AM (EgshT)

242 I am halfway through re-reading The Expanse Series by James SA Corey. Best Sci Fi Space Opera I've read.

Leviathan Wakes

Caliban's War

Abbadon's Gate

Cibola Burn (just about finished with this one)

Nemesis Games

Babylon's Ashes

Persepolis Rising

Tiamat's Wrath (came out March 26).

Last book of the series will be out probably in December 2020.

Great story, deep, well-written characters, Galaxy wide action, alien mysteries.

I will be sad when the last book finally drops, but this is a series I will read many times in the future.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2019 11:56 AM (smc0A)

243 The 2020 election very well may turn out to be the most bitter American election since 1860.

...

We may see more similarities with 1860 too.

Posted by: HA at April 21, 2019 11:57 AM (MAstk)

244
Private Library of T. Boone Pickens



He was really good in Dr. Strangelove and Blazing Saddles

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 11:57 AM (3SqE8)

245

The 'weird parallels' between Vice President Mike Pence and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg

https://outline.com/9Fud3G

Buttigieg is one of the most common last names in Malta, where his father was from.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 11:58 AM (aKsyK)

246 I asked for a book about pointing out the obvious, and the librarian said, "We don't have one, but maybe you could do one when you retire from football! Because I'm realy good at it!"

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 21, 2019 11:59 AM (8AONa)

247 At churching today, the priest said that in the Eastern Orthodox Church they don't say Happy Easter, they say "Christ is Risen!" and the response is "Truly; He is Risen!".

So I learnt something today.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 12:00 PM (Z+IKu)

248 Other Midway books -
Incredible Victory by Walter Lord
Miracle at Midway by Gordon Prange
The Big E by Edward Stafford
Midway by Okumiya and Fuchida
The Ragged Rugged Warriors by Martin Caiden
United States Destroyer Operations in World War II by Theodore Roscoe
At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy by Robert J. Buckley Jr

More obscure books
The Flying Guns: Cockpit Record of a Naval Pilot from Pearl Harbor to Midway by Clarence E. Dickinson
A Ship to Remember: The Saga of the Hornet by Alexander R. Griffin
Rendezvous at Midway: USS Yorktown and the Japanese Carrier Fleet by Pat Frank and Joseph Harrington

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 12:00 PM (x0NgC)

249 245

The 'weird parallels' between Vice President Mike Pence and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg

https://outline.com/9Fud3G

Buttigieg is one of the most common last names in Malta, where his father was from.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 11:58 AM (aKsyK)

MALTESE HOMOS STOLE OUR TECHNOLOGY!!!

Posted by: Al Sharpton at April 21, 2019 12:00 PM (NWiLs)

250 Three Sri Lankan cops killed in explosion at suspect's house in Colombo.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:00 PM (Dh1wo)

251 Buttigieg is one of the most common last names in Malta, where his father was from.

I suspect it's fairly common in Turkish bathhouses, as well.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 12:01 PM (EgshT)

252 With Eddie Munster's band of quislings gone, they may not even mount a serious challenge. Oh who am I kidding?

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 11:40 AM (Jp5jt)



Mittens: You rang?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 12:01 PM (3SqE8)

253 The sado-masochist foot fetishist went to the library and asked for books on kinky sex.

Not realizing the librarian was into the same things he was, she said "we sure do!" They both got a kick out of it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 12:02 PM (cY3LT)

254 I listen to a jazz station that is an NPR affiliate. Their newsbreak did report the carnage in Sri Lanka but I don't think they mentioned Religion of Pieces. They did feature the statement of Commie Pope, who after the boilerplate condolences, advised that we should 'build bridges, not walls-

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 12:02 PM (zcT9k)

255 On this day in 1836 Sam Houston beat the Mexican army into a bloody pile in 18 minutes. Then he tore off Santa Anna's leg, beat him with it, and crammed it up his bean-hole!


Happy San Jacinto Day!!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 21, 2019 12:04 PM (+7uO0)

256 Impeachment may be an attempt to forestall indictments and arrests. You know, "you gotta recuse everybody and drop all investigations as we are impeaching you for collusion and obstruction. Arresting our witnesses for fraud, treason and federal felonies committed in trying to frame you is prima facia evidence of obstruction, you know!"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 12:04 PM (TN7xY)

257 Also tourist hotels bombed. Just sickening. The media is barely covering it before going back to Mueller report. Very different from New Zealand. Nobody has mentioned Islam yet.
Posted by: JuJuBee at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (aBR7R)

Sri Lanka is weird. Might be revanchist Tamil Tigers, not muzzies. Has anyone claimed responsibility?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:04 PM (TfwlC)

258

Multnomah County in Oregon has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who claimed the county fostered a racially insensitive workplace after she complained about a co-worker who pinned up a "Blue Lives Matter" flag.

Karimah Guion-Pledgure claimed in her January lawsuit that the flag "demeans" and "denigrates" the Black Lives Matter movement. But some co-workers didn't agree, and Guion-Pledgure claims they harassed her for it - leading her to suffer debilitating stress and health problems, the suit said.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 21, 2019 12:05 PM (aKsyK)

259 I ordered two books for Spring reading : "Faith and Politics" by Pope Benedict XVI and (thanks to Mr. Sefton for his Schall link last week) "The Regensburg Lecture" by Fr. James V. Schall. "Faith and Politics" arrived yesterday and "Regensburg" is arriving shortly. Huzzah!

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2019 12:07 PM (Pqytn)

260 https://tinyurl.com/yyvychyz
National review of the Tolkien exhibit

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 12:08 PM (BbGew)

261 The Doctor Deplorable book is now available on Amazon. It costs a little more there than it does on my website and I fulfill the order anyway so why not save a buck and deprive Jeff Bezos of any proceeds. Oh, and thanks SO MUCH for the kind mention on this illustrious blog!

Posted by: Doctor Deplorable at April 21, 2019 12:08 PM (6aI1M)

262 Buttigieg is one of the most common last names in Malta, where his father was from.
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I suspect it's fairly common in Turkish bathhouses, as well.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 12:01 PM (EgshT)


The population in Malta is going down...

...

Cuz they Malta in the mouth (and buttgig), and not in their handmaidens.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 21, 2019 12:08 PM (cY3LT)

263 Happy San Jacinto Day here, too! I have my Texas flag out in celebration.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at April 21, 2019 12:09 PM (S+f+m)

264 Noted off my FB feed... preview of the 2020 race.

https://youtu.be/MwWgmGS5bB4

Yeah, I know violence and Easter shouldn't go hand-in-hand (sub-human muzzies not withstanding), this too funny (and too true) not to post.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at April 21, 2019 12:10 PM (W+kMI)

265 LOL. American media is not mentioning Islam except to talk about Buddhist attacks on Muslims last year. That includes Fox. They're all beyond absurd.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 12:10 PM (5aX2M)

266 LOL: "Moses was the first person to download data from the cloud to a tablet."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 12:10 PM (kQs4Y)

267 See Hotel Mumbai. Taut thriller with a political subtext

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 21, 2019 12:10 PM (qIdWr)

268 Multnomah County in Oregon has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who claimed the county fostered a racially insensitive workplace after she complained about a co-worker who pinned up a "Blue Lives Matter" flag.



This county's attorney needs a kick in the ass.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 12:11 PM (oVJmc)

269 Sri Lanka is weird. Might be revanchist Tamil Tigers, not muzzies. Has anyone claimed responsibility?
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Cops have been watching Moslem terror group for weeks. See #104 and #206.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:11 PM (Dh1wo)

270 Oh, geez. Roger Stone has gone full Stormy.

Broke Roger Stone Speaking for Money at Strip Club...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:12 PM (+y/Ru)

271 In a book containing essays about alternate
time-lines, that essay was written from the viewpoint of a time-line in
which Lee DID win at Gettysburg. I knew that Churchill wrote history
(and own some), I had no idea that he wrote fiction as well.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 21, 2019 11:50 AM (5Yee7)

===========================
Winston Churchill made his living writing, writing, writing. Countless magazine articles, essays, lectures, multi-volume histories and biographies (like "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples"), newspaper columns, etc., etc.,)

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2019 12:14 PM (Pqytn)

272 Was stuck on a plane for a while, so managed to work a little and read a little as well.
Read the new CJ Box novel with game warden Joe Pickett called Wolf Pack and liked it a lot. The parallel stories dove tailed very nicely together (and in a fewer of the later books the storylines seemed forced a bit). The characters are not standing still- they are growing up and experiencing new things and it is shaping and, in some cases, reshaping the characters. The books was helped by engaging, well drawn villains. The Feds have a plan that should benefit society, but their good intentions put some individual characters in jeopardy (I could say more about this, but do not want to spoil the plot). Box had moved out of my list of authors that I buy their stuff new when it comes out and I actually found this copy used. This book moves him back onto that list.

Had picked up City of Thieves by David Benioff which is the story of two young Russians that are given a pass out of jail during the Nazi siege of Leningrad to find a dozen eggs so that the daughter of one of the Russian generals can have cake for her wedding. Great characters and essentially a road trip book, except that the characters walk most of the way. Since it is a road trip, unlikely things happen, but the story moves along quickly.
Also read Loren Estleman's book titled Port Hazard, which is a western. I had read many of his mysteries, but never one of his westerns so I wanted to try one. Picked this one up used- glad I read it. Will keep on a lookout for other westerns used, but will not go out of my way to order one now to read.

Posted by: Charlotte at April 21, 2019 12:14 PM (iDRg8)

273 241 The 2020 election very well may turn out to be the most bitter American election since 1860.

I'm afraid you are spot on. Barring any "surprises" between now and then, it could very well determine the destiny of the Republic. That may be a bit of hyperbolic license taken on my part, but it's a strong gut feeling I have.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 21, 2019 11:55 AM (EgshT)


I'm sure Soros and his merry band of globalist billionaires are working out the perfect timing for a financial collapse as we speak.

Posted by: rickl at April 21, 2019 12:16 PM (sdi6R)

274
This is way O/T, but B'Gal and I just had our hearts warmed.

I usually go to McD's on Sundays because biscuits. When I get back to Casa Backwardio, there's a big paper grocery sack on the front porch all stapled shut and "Happy Easter" written on it in a child's hand. It contained an Easter basket with some sweet goodies, a couple of dyed eggs and two Peeps.

There's only a few young'uns nearby, so I hope I can discover who gave us this most adorable Easter gift ever. That was so sweet that it's starting to get dusty here at stately Casa Backwardio.

We now return to your regularly scheduled Book Thread. I just thought I'd share that with y'all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:17 PM (HaL55)

275 I just completed a scholarly bio of Toulouse-Lautrec. Here are some things I found interesting that I never knew before:

The artist was the scion of a very ancient, noble family. (They had money too, but held it in ways that seem bizarre & completely unfamiliar to an American reader 125 years later.)

Had HTL outlived his father, he would've been Count Henri. His family had profoundly ambivalent feelings about HTL's career as an artist. His father asked him to sign his paintings with a pseudonym, to safeguard the family name from scandal. All those working class/Bohemian dives he painted, don't you know? A lot of HTL's early paintings ARE in fact signed with various pseudonyms, i.e., "Treclau."

The artist was a genuinely funny, likable human being.

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:18 PM (Cssks)

276 You fight off a government with endless funds and see what you do for money.
One of the famous pundits wrote Mueller's report is one of the most expensive in history at costing 30 million for 400 pages.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 12:18 PM (BbGew)

277 Backwards Boy, that is so sweet! Write a note and stick it on your door or mailbox.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 12:20 PM (kQs4Y)

278
Gotta love those wacky socialists:

https://tinyurl.com/y3ol4njj

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 12:20 PM (5aX2M)

279 265. despite Gaslight Inc. best efforts to create a permanent halo of innocence around ROPs, Joe and Jane 6pack's common sense hasn't totally abandoned them. I know Hillary voters who are convinced ND Cathedral fire was set by the muz.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 12:20 PM (zcT9k)

280
Gotta love those wacky socialists:



Let's review the record of socialism, shall we?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 12:22 PM (oVJmc)

281 Also shows MFM crap about the terrorist attacks too. Don't say "Islamic", "Muslim".

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 11:29 AM (Dh1wo)

NOT ON MY WATCH!! NO SIR, NOT GONNA SPECULATE OR CAST ASPERSIONS ON MY MUSLIM COMRADES!!!!

Posted by: Shep Smith at April 21, 2019 12:22 PM (0Ntuf)

282 I know Hillary voters who are convinced ND Cathedral fire was set by the muz.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 12:20 PM (

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My Leftist boss thinks so. It's the only place she seems to have any skepticism of the Left.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 12:23 PM (5aX2M)

283 269 Sri Lanka is weird. Might be revanchist Tamil Tigers, not muzzies. Has anyone claimed responsibility?
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Cops have been watching Moslem terror group for weeks. See #104 and #206.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:11 PM (Dh1wo)

#144 and #206

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:25 PM (5AuVV)

284 The artist was a genuinely funny, likable human being.
Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:18 PM (Cssks)

The Jose Ferrer version of Moulin Rouge (1952) makes that point very well, I think. If you haven't seen it, you should, especially now that you've studied Toulouse. The later film version of Moulin Rouge has almost nothing in common with the original, other than the name.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 21, 2019 12:26 PM (V2Yro)

285 BTW, I hope you goyim are having a great Easter!

My dad got to be home with my mom and us on Easter for the first time in six years, so that's pretty great.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (5aX2M)

286

Backwards Boy, that is so sweet! Write a note and stick it on your door or mailbox.


That's a good idea, AHE.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (HaL55)

287 Thank you, m, for correction! On a tablet not p.c. -- that's my excuse at least.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (Dh1wo)

288 There is PLENTY of overlap between "Tamil Tigers" & "jihadis."

I loved the way the Sri Lankan govt handled the Tamil Tiger insurrection-- defeated it in detail & ignored U.N. entreaties for mediation-- until there was nothing left to mediate.

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (Cssks)

289 Cops have been watching Moslem terror group for weeks. See #104 and #206.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:11 PM (Dh1wo)

Got it. My first thought was muzzies, too, but then I figured, "hey Sri Lanka, Tamil tigers".

They have a plethora of assholes. there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (TfwlC)

290 284 Servo

I saw the film 50 years ago. I don't remember it very well, though. I never saw the second version.

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:30 PM (Cssks)

291 287 Thank you, m, for correction! On a tablet not p.c. -- that's my excuse at least.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 12:27 PM (Dh1wo)

; )

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 12:32 PM (5AuVV)

292 Corgis! Nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 21, 2019 12:32 PM (gC2IV)

293 Let's review the record of socialism, shall we?

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AMC has been running a documentary series about Jim Jones and The People's Temple. Last night was the Kool Ade finale. They talked to a number of the survivors. Several of them were still on about how wonderful their socialist town in the jungle was and how the world was deprived of a model for the future because Jim went off the rails. Their main thing was virtue signalling. Yeah, boy, the anti-racist, anti-capitalist pro-collectivist paradise was better than us mucking about in the mud.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:33 PM (+y/Ru)

294 285. good to hear YD! I hope your holiday was blessed.

Posted by: kallisto at April 21, 2019 12:33 PM (zcT9k)

295 They talked to a number of the survivors. Several of them were still on about how wonderful their socialist town in the jungle was and how the world was deprived of a model for the future because Jim went off the rails.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 21, 2019 12:33 PM


Well, their choices are:
1) Wow, I really screwed up believing that People's Temple BS. And my belief in that led to my child, wife, and friends dying in a horrible manner. It's all my fault.

2) Nah. The world is to blame.

Choice 2 is easier.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 21, 2019 12:40 PM (zCabI)

296 Don't think Wake Island counts as a major campaign, or a campaign at all. Though the story of its resistance to the first Japanese attack ("send more Japs"), and the controversy about the relief mission that was scrubbed, is worth reading about. Unfortunately no particular book comes to mind.


Agree with those who reco the Parshall and Tully book on Midway. For D-Day, that one sets me back because I haven't read on it for years, and now can't recall my favorites.


If you're moving towards major theaters and campaigns, don't forget the biggest/bloodiest. Eastern front. There I can strongly recommend Robert Citino's "Death of the Wehrmacht", and mildly recommend his follow-up, "The Wehrmacht Retreats". David Glantz's books are comprehensive but more like reference books than narratives, for the most part. For a key battle, "The Battle of Kursk" (just started) looks promising, it has a co-author. John Erickson's two massive books cover everything from June 22, 1941 to the Victory Flag being hoisted over the Reichstag.


For a major campaign, Clay Blair's "Silent Victory" about US submarine operations in the Pacific is good. Also for the Pacific, Ian Toll's series, or Hornfischer's "Fleet at Flood Tide". Hornfischer's Leyte Gulf/Samar book "Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" is good for that portion of the Leyte Gulf story. For the Battle of the Bulge, try "Snow and Steel" by Peter Caddick-Adams.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:40 PM (QDnY+)

297 Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:30 PM (Cssks)

How ya been man?

Used to post with you over at the HHR.

Posted by: HA at April 21, 2019 12:43 PM (MAstk)

298 I asked my libertarian if there were any books on setting up a good government and she said, "No."

Posted by: pouncer at April 21, 2019 12:44 PM (L/ssi)

299 good to hear YD! I hope your holiday was blessed.
Posted by: kallisto at April 21

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Indeed it was. And the old man is one of just a handful of Christians on the island where he works, and the only Catholic, so this is his first Easter Vigil in a long time.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 12:45 PM (5aX2M)

300 Jonestown had a lot in common with an antebellum plantation in Mississippi-- all the managers were white & all the starving workers were black.

I read a long account of her Jonestown experience by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). She was an assistant to Rep. Leo Ryan at the time, & went down there with him, as part of the Congressional delegation. She was shot multiple times & survived (barely) by playing dead.

She noted the obvious similarities to a plantation immediately. She also noticed the tremendous aura of violence in the air, which Rep. Ryan did not. Ryan thought no-one would ever dare to attack a Congressional delegation, so he had arranged no security whatsoever.

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM (Cssks)

301 297 HA

Fine, thx. I still post there. What was your HHR screen name, & why did you quit? There are a lot of good reasons to quit, btw!

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:52 PM (Cssks)

302 Ryan thought no-one would ever dare to attack a Congressional delegation, so he had arranged no security whatsoever.
Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:50 PM


To be fair, attacking a Congressional delegation would be suicidal.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 21, 2019 12:54 PM (zCabI)

303 All Midway from the Japanese side runs into the same problem - sparsity of documentation. It was a war after all, ships sank taking their charts and orders with them. American bombers destroyed paperwork. And even the Japanese at the time of surrender also engaged in document destruction. So what is left? Some scraps and the faulty recollections of the men who survived. Even in war-time recollections can be screwy as recounted in Queen of the Flattops of Wildcat pilots tangling with ME109s.

Col. Devereux in his book The Story of Wake Island was very pissed over that "send more Japs" thing because he never sent it.

It was acting PACFLT CinC Admiral Pye who scrubbed the relief mission to Wake. For the crews on the carriers who were almost there, it was a morale destroying order that made many weep.

A book I forgot to mention earlier is Edwin P. Hoyt's How They Won the War in the Pacific: Nimitz and his Admirals.

Do not depend solely on Hornfischer's book on Leyte because there are a few goofs. Plus he lets slip his musings on things not germane like Halsey chasing after Ozawa was the reason Halsey only got a ship named after him while Spruance got a whole class of destroyers named for him. Or using a fictional character from one of Herman Wouk's novels to criticize Halsey's decisions.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:00 PM (x0NgC)

304 Hello and Happy Easter to all.

Still in Afghanistan with Flashman. He's just escaped an ambush.

Haven't had much time to read this past week. Blame my lack of willpower to skip Horde comments on Ace's numerous essays. Are phones supposed to have 55 tabs open most of the time?

Also have another book on the making of "Star Trek," this one by its producers Robert Justman and Herb Solow. I've been cherry-picking anecdotes in preparation for settling down and starting on Page One. Frankly, I find it amazing that the show lasted as long as it did. Shatner's jealousy of Nimoy's popularity, Roddenberry's sexual quirks -- including his practice of casting the female roles from among his sex partners -- the general resentment of Shatner on the set, and the frequent last-minute rewrites ... Sheesh. Any one of these could have done it in.

Makes me wonder how many other shows had this much discord but didn't have anybody writing about them.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 21, 2019 01:20 PM (QMthn)

305 What was the last massive government f*k-up (domestic) where they were able to get away with covering it up?

I'm thinking Waco.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 21, 2019 10:21 AM (jrTqB)
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I think you're probably right.

Sorry for the delay, was in church celebrating the resurrection.

Gives me chills to think Christ went to the cross, doing the will of His Father, even though He knew what was in store for Him.

Posted by: Blake - used vacation salesman at April 21, 2019 01:21 PM (WEBkv)

306 "Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle" by Richard Frank is superb.

Posted by: mrp at April 21, 2019 01:30 PM (Pqytn)

307 So, about Islam, and Tommy Robinson's book. Here's the thing that has bothered me since I first knew about Islam.

What in hell is the reason for any woman to be Muslim? Of what benefit is any of that for her?

I'm pretty sure that I get a deep understanding of what it truly means to be a woman from my Catholic faith, not to mention the path to heaven and rivers of grace and love, but what do Muslim women get?

Nobody has ever given a satisfactory answer other than "if she leaves Islam, they will kill her." Seems to me that might be preferable to the slavery and rape, but I could be wrong on that account. Then there's sending her kids to be blown up for the cause.... I just don't see it.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 21, 2019 01:42 PM (vVOK2)

308 Captain Hate, Im here to confess that even though I said I wouldnt, I gave up on Winters Tale after the section on Jesse Honey. I decided that if I want to read about characters who are too stupid to live, Ill go with some old skool romance.

Re Ron Rash, Ive had a sample of Above the Waterfall on my Kindle for a while. I may buy it and read along.

I am considering starting a read through of all Barry Hannah. Im on a long term survey of southern and southern gothic.

Posted by: MMcK at April 21, 2019 01:56 PM (xHxJf)

309 260 ... Skip, Thanks for that link to the Tolkien exhibit. Brief but nicely done.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 02:02 PM (bmdz3)

310 Artemis, related to your RWA comments, I scan through Smart Bitches Trashy Books regularly for romance recommendations. It seems like most of the reviews now are preoccupied with listing all the things that various readers may find offensive in the book. Highly annoying.

Posted by: MMcK at April 21, 2019 02:02 PM (xHxJf)

311 I second the recommendation of "Rocket to the Morgue," which I read a couple of weeks ago. I can't help wondering how mystery enthusiasts reacted to Anthony Boucher's representation of organized science fiction fandom, which had existed only a few years before the novel came out. As a former fan who edited a fanzine and attended a lot of cons in the '70s, I know fandom was well off the radar screen of the mass media even then. Boucher, incidentally, was a co-founding editor of The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction, commonly known as FSF.

Posted by: Outside Adjitator at April 21, 2019 02:03 PM (NvFiZ)

312 Posted by: MMcK at April 21, 2019 02:02 PM (xHxJf)

I don't see why SJWs should be allowed to read romances at all, since they are pure patriarchy propaganda /sarc

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 02:07 PM (dm05u)

313 272 ... "Also read Loren Estleman's book titled Port Hazard, which is a western. I had read many of his mysteries, but never one of his westerns so I wanted to try one."

I prefer his westerns to the mysteries, which are still good. Dear to my heart is that Estleman, along with David McCullough, Larry McMurtry, and a few others, all do their drafts on manual typewriters. I've long believed that manual typewriters are the ideal tools for a first and second draft.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2019 02:13 PM (bmdz3)

EMT 4/21/19

Easter Morning Thread.

“To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the full light but walking toward it full of trust.”

― Pope Benedict XVI, Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 Good Morning Morons; today is Sunday, April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday. On this day in 753 BC it is said Romulus founded Rome.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

2 The Commiecrats will have a big meeting on Monday to coordinate how they will use the Mueller Report to attack Trump.


https://tinyurl.com/y66yfswp

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

3 Adherents of the religion of piss used Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka to bomb three churches and hotels used by 'tourists'. Who in the Hell wants to go to Sri Lanka?


https://tinyurl.com/y28rbj59


Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)

4 He has risen!

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (BbGew)

5 Good morning Vic

Posted by: FtWorthMike at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (f4vam)

6 OR truly is a fked up State.


A county in Oregon has agreed to pay a former employee a $100,000 settlement after she sued the county for racial discrimination because a co-worker had posted a Blue Lives Matter flag in an office in support of local police.


Under a normal judge this would be thrown out of court and that 'employee' and idiot lawyer would have to pay legal costs.


https://tinyurl.com/y59ttlqq

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

7 United Methodist Church breaking up?


There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.


https://tinyurl.com/y55j4l3o

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

8 Supposedly the 25 worst jobs in America.


https://tinyurl.com/y435zblj

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)

9 https://gellerreport.com/2019/04/easter-jihad-165.html/
165 people killed in Jihadist bombings in Sri Lanka churches

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM (BbGew)

10 Butt-boy is an unabashed gun grabber and admits it.


https://tinyurl.com/yye64c57

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

11 He also wants a 'carbon tax' to fight nonexistent globull warming. That's what that scam has always been about, new taxes.


https://tinyurl.com/y27wp4ay

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

12 Idiot black robe says it is OK to sue the EPA under Obama because they did not warm Flint residents they were being fed lead laced water. How about suing Flint officials?


https://tinyurl.com/y3yydk38

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:04 AM (mpXpK)

13 I miss Pope Benedict XVI.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:05 AM (XAYDB)

14 Ramirez


https://tinyurl.com/yx93m9x6


And that's it for today. Have a blessed Easter folks.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:05 AM (mpXpK)

15 Supposedly the 25 worst jobs in America.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:02 AM (mpXpK)


That list is fake! 'Changing Hillary's Depends' is not there.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 06:06 AM (Y8PSl)

16 https://www.thediplomad.com
Russian collusion: The real costs of the greatest political hoax in American history

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:06 AM (BbGew)

17 This was written well over two millennia ago:

460 Nor were they content with these false notions of God's nature; living in a world besieged by doubt, they misnamed its innumerable disorders a state of peace. Peace, amidst their rites of child-murder, their dark mysteries, their vigils consecrated to frenzy! Peace, while there is no respect for life, or for wedlock undefiled; always the murderous ambush, the jealous pangs of a husband betrayed! All is a welter of bloodshed and murder, theft and fraud, corruption and disloyalty, sedition and perjury; honest men are assailed, kindnesses forgotten, souls defiled, breeds confused, marriages unsettled; adultery reigns and wantonness. Name we all these, name we never the idols whose worship is the cause, the beginning and end, of all these! Their ecstasies are but raving, their prophecies are but lies; ill live their worshippers, and lightly forswear themselves. And no marvel; what hurt should they take from the oath falsely sworn, since all their faith is in dead gods? But indeed they shall pay both scores, idolaters that thought so ill of God, and perjurers that by their treason slighted all honour; not the power he swore by, but the justice that keeps watch over sinners, walks ever close on the heels of ill-doing.

--Wisdom 14:22-31


Relevant?

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:06 AM (XAYDB)

18
Good morning, Hordians.

Happy Easter!

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 06:07 AM (LsBY9)

19 To be sure, it was not Easter Sunday but Holy Saturday, but, the more I
reflect on it, the more this seems to be fitting for the nature of our
human life: we are still awaiting Easter; we are not yet standing in the
full light but walking toward it full of trust.

Pope Benedict XVI, Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977





Actually Christ arose somewhere between midnight and dawn on the Holy day but whether or not that was on the day we celebrate Easter or not is debhatable.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

20 5
Good morning Vic

Posted by: FtWorthMike at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (f4vam)

Good morning

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

21 Thanks Vic.

25 worst jobs is interesting.
I'm not sure where the info comes from, but it seems a little off. They give the average wage, which looks like they included people that are not very active in working the job.
Also, the one for truck driver was amusing to me....
"Though the projected job growth for truck drivers is only slightly lower than for the average American job, this career could be at risk of disappearing as companies like Tesla continue to develop autonomous driving technology."

I can't believe autonomous trucks are going to replace drivers anytime soon

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:12 AM (LAt9N)

22 Read a small report on the Notre Dame fire that there is speculation it was started with a temporary elevator, but alluded to the fact investigators didn't get to the spot in person because of unsafe conditions. Supposedly walls were in danger of collapse until yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:13 AM (BbGew)

23 Actually Christ arose somewhere between midnight and dawn on the Holy day but whether or not that was on the day we celebrate Easter or not is debhatable.
Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

--That he descended into sheol and recused Adam is far more fascinating than the timestamp.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:14 AM (XAYDB)

24 That he descended into sheol and recused Adam is far more fascinating than the timestamp.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:14 AM (XAYDB)


Damn that Special Council.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 06:17 AM (Y8PSl)

25 23 I'm not sure where the info comes from, but it seems a little off. They
give the average wage, which looks like they included people that are
not very active in working the job.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:12 AM (LAt9N)


It's from an article in USA Today quoting an article in a mag by "Career CAST", A wALL sTREET FIRM.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:19 AM (mpXpK)

26 That he descended into sheol and recused Adam is far more fascinating than the timestamp.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:14 AM (XAYDB)

Damn that Special Council.
Posted by: RickZ

I was wondering, I don't know the story, had to look up sheol, and figured it was a typo...but you never know around here.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:19 AM (LAt9N)

27 Leftists do think anyone not of their ilk should have no place in society and should be drummed out.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:20 AM (BbGew)

28 It's from an article in USA Today quoting an article in a mag by "Career CAST", A wALL sTREET FIRM.
Posted by: Vic

Just the average salaries seem low to me. 40,000 for a good mechanic is on the low side around here. Maybe if you are including Jiffy Lube oil changers, which is what a number of guys go to after trade school to get the experience to work in a big shop.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:22 AM (LAt9N)

29 10 And why is there a course and a professor of civil rights history at USC?
https://tinyurl.com/yyb4lwvd
Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

There's an African American Studies program at USC:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5ssjjht

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:22 AM (qxAnn)

30 Leftists do think anyone not of their ilk should have no place in society and should be drummed out.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:20 AM (BbGew)


They are the Nazis they are looking for.

Posted by: Shit Obi-Wan Wished He'd Said at April 21, 2019 06:23 AM (Y8PSl)

31 31 Just the average salaries seem low to me. 40,000 for
a good mechanic is on the low side around here. Maybe if you are
including Jiffy Lube oil changers, which is what a number of guys go to
after trade school to get the experience to work in a big shop.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:22 AM (LAt9N)


It's on the low side here in SC for an auto mechanic at a major dealer.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:23 AM (mpXpK)

32 Chicago Saturday night totals not in yet, but so far this weekend it's 4 killed 11 wounded.
I'm sure everyone behaved themselves last night with Easter around the corner.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:24 AM (LAt9N)

33
9 https://gellerreport.com/2019/04/easter-jihad-165.html/
165 people killed in Jihadist bombings in Sri Lanka churches
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM

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And there isn't even much of a goatmolesting community in Sri Lanka, at least there never used to be.

I thought they were mostly Buddhist with a large Hindu minority.


My thoughts are with those poor innocent victims.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 06:24 AM (OFzX4)

34 I saw and ad in the paper (I used to get) advertising for an experience auto mechanic starting at $60K a year and that was many years ago.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:25 AM (mpXpK)

35
Leftists do think anyone not of their ilk should have no place in society and should be drummed out.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:20 AM (BbGew)


Deplorables will be grudged the job of keeping power plants running and fixing plumbing, but never be allowed the status of the cadres. Of course, infrastructural failures will be blamed on them as wreckers.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 21, 2019 06:25 AM (LsBY9)

36 27 That he descended into sheol and recused Adam is far more fascinating than the timestamp.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:14 AM (XAYDB)

Damn that Special Council.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 06:17 AM (Y8PSl)

--Counsel

Damn autocorrect nailed both f us.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:25 AM (XAYDB)

37 It's on the low side here in SC for an auto mechanic at a major dealer.
Posted by: Vic

That's what I was thinking. A friends son works for Hertz at Ohare, and pulls down a good buck plus loves him some overtime. The big bosses think he's great because,

He Works.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (LAt9N)

38 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (uvoRF)

39 Happy Easter Horde !

Posted by: JT at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (uvoRF)

40 10 And why is there a course and a professor of civil rights history at USC?
https://tinyurl.com/yyb4lwvd
Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)

There's a very large history department at USC:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y38dhues

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (qxAnn)

41 36


9 https://gellerreport.com/2019/04/easter-jihad-165.html/

165 people killed in Jihadist bombings in Sri Lanka churches

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM



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And there isn't even much of a goatmolesting community in Sri Lanka, at least there never used to be.



I thought they were mostly Buddhist with a large Hindu minority.





My thoughts are with those poor innocent victims.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 06:24 AM (OFzX4)

Covered in the links if anyone cares to read it.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (mpXpK)

42 I saw and ad in the paper (I used to get) advertising for an experience auto mechanic starting at $60K a year and that was many years ago.
Posted by: Vic

Most of the jobs seem on the low side. I think the average is including the first year people and, with some of the construction jobs, those that don't want to work 5 or 6 days a week.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:28 AM (LAt9N)

43 35 Chicago Saturday night totals not in yet, but so far this weekend it's 4 killed 11 wounded.
I'm sure everyone behaved themselves last night with Easter around the corner.
Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:24 AM


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I'm reading on the SCC blog that "wildings" by some of the usual suspects have turned the upmarket retail area of downtown Chicago into a ghost town. Crimesha Foxx is refusing to prosecute anyone caught shoplifting.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 06:28 AM (OFzX4)

44 I was wondering, I don't know the story, had to look up sheol, and figured it was a typo...but you never know around here.
Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:19 AM (LAt9N)

--Yeah, sheol is a thing.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:28 AM (XAYDB)

45 43
10 And why is there a course and a professor of civil rights history at USC?

https://tinyurl.com/yyb4lwvd

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM (mpXpK)



There's a very large history department at USC:



https://preview.tinyurl.com/y38dhues

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:26 AM (qxAnn)

That should have nothing to do with "civil rights history".

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:29 AM (mpXpK)

46 > Crimesha Foxx is refusing to prosecute anyone caught shoplifting.

Then when the stores all close down because they're losing money, it will be because of "racism".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 21, 2019 06:31 AM (0OWcv)

47 Morning, Horde.

Posted by: fluffy; hu at April 21, 2019 06:32 AM (dCRRg)

48 > American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan

Just did a web search. Definitely a face made for radio.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 21, 2019 06:33 AM (0OWcv)

49
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 21, 2019 06:33 AM (KCxzN)

50 I'm reading on the SCC blog that "wildings" by some of the usual suspects have turned the upmarket retail area of downtown Chicago into a ghost town. Crimesha Foxx is refusing to prosecute anyone caught shoplifting.
Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg

Yeah. I haven't gone to Chicago in a while.
I'm done with it now.
The newest bestest POC Lesbian Mayor is opening the doors to the cops with overtime to help out. The horse is out of the barn though. Too late


Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:33 AM (LAt9N)

51 49
> Crimesha Foxx is refusing to prosecute anyone caught shoplifting.



Then when the stores all close down because they're losing money, it will be because of "racism".





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 21, 2019 06:31 AM (0OWcv)

$32B a year according to Fortune Mag,

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:34 AM (mpXpK)

52 The " Mag Mile" to become the "Meh Mile"

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:34 AM (LAt9N)

53 One of my favorite parts of the Easter story is the enthusiasm of the angel who says, "Why do you seek the living among the dead. He is not here. He is risen. Come see the place where He lay!"

He is risen indeed!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:38 AM (IDhUW)

54 Ordered myself an "Easter Present" this morning. A new receiver.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:39 AM (mpXpK)

55 Rejoice with me my friends, my oldest son is attending Easter Service with me today!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:39 AM (IDhUW)

56 Wifey and MIL are going out to a popular place over in Lydia for Brunch today. On Easter Sunday they are crowed as Hell with a line going out and down the highway and wifey can not even eat real food. They wanted me to go. I declined. I can barely walk right now much less stand in a long line for an hour.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:43 AM (mpXpK)

57 Morning Mouth Breathers


Happy Easter!

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 21, 2019 06:44 AM (QhxWE)

58 19 This was written well over two millennia ago:

460 Nor were they content with these false notions of God's nature; living in a world besieged by doubt, they misnamed its innumerable disorders a state of peace. Peace, amidst their rites of child-murder, their dark mysteries, their vigils consecrated to frenzy! Peace, while there is no respect for life, or for wedlock undefiled; always the murderous ambush, the jealous pangs of a husband betrayed! All is a welter of bloodshed and murder, theft and fraud, corruption and disloyalty, sedition and perjury; honest men are assailed, kindnesses forgotten, souls defiled, breeds confused, marriages unsettled; adultery reigns and wantonness. Name we all these, name we never the idols whose worship is the cause, the beginning and end, of all these! Their ecstasies are but raving, their prophecies are but lies; ill live their worshippers, and lightly forswear themselves. And no marvel; what hurt should they take from the oath falsely sworn, since all their faith is in dead gods? But indeed they shall pay both scores, idolaters that thought so ill of God, and perjurers that by their treason slighted all honour; not the power he swore by, but the justice that keeps watch over sinners, walks ever close on the heels of ill-doing.

--Wisdom 14:22-31


Relevant?
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Yes, still quite relevant today.
Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:06 AM (XAYDB)

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:44 AM (IDhUW)

59 3 Adherents of the religion of piss used Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka to bomb three churches and hotels used by 'tourists'. Who in the Hell wants to go to Sri Lanka

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Are they wanting another Crusade?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:45 AM (IDhUW)

60 The link that Sharkman posted a couple days ago "The 4th Cup" was very good, explaining the relationship between Passover and the New Covenant.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:49 AM (IDhUW)

61 I can barely walk right now much less stand in a long line for an hour.
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I'm sorry to hear this Vic.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:51 AM (IDhUW)

62 64
I can barely walk right now much less stand in a long line for an hour.

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I'm sorry to hear this Vic.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:51 AM (IDhUW)

Thanks, it appears that my recent sickness has made my chemo induced neuropathy worse,

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:53 AM (mpXpK)

63 PDT is up and tweeting already. He's 16 years older than me, and his schedule would put me in the hospital or morgue:

@realDonaldTrump
3m3 minutes ago
More
Heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels that have killed at least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more. We stand ready to help!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 06:54 AM (ffYR/)

64 What kind of receiver is your Easter gift?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:56 AM (IDhUW)

65 66
138 million people

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:57 AM (qxAnn)

66 least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more

138 million?
The press is gonna love this tweet

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:57 AM (LAt9N)

67 138 million people
Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:57 AM (qxAnn)

---------------------------

It's pretty early on Easter Sunday morning. I'll cut him a little slack, although I'm sure the press will be all over his mistake and will miss the his point entirely.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:01 AM (ffYR/)

68 66 PDT is up and tweeting already. He's 16 years older than me, and his schedule would put me in the hospital or morgue:

@realDonaldTrump
3m3 minutes ago
More
Heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels that have killed at least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more. We stand ready to help!

----

So nice to have a President who is a kind and strong man!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:01 AM (IDhUW)

69 Yep, Bathhouse Barry will use his influence either the MSM to make sure it gets extensive coverage in all fifty seven states.


Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 07:01 AM (OFzX4)

70 Mornin'. The Easter bunny didn't leave me any presents so I'm going back to sleep.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 21, 2019 07:02 AM (NWiLs)

71 I think his team drops the errors in there to make them 'authentic'.

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 07:03 AM (FOAbc)

72 Found black licorice jelly beans, was my own Easter bunny.

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 07:04 AM (FOAbc)

73
138 million people
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I read it as total killed by jihadists, but that is probably not right either. However, when he is fact checked by the media they will have to say it was *only* this many, which to any thinking people will still be too many.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:07 AM (IDhUW)

74 I think he wrongly added the word 'million.
I sometimes get a train of thought and start writing it but change it in my head while writing and find after I post it has a wrong word or its mixed up.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:08 AM (BbGew)

75 75 Found black licorice jelly beans, was my own Easter bunny.
Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 07:04 AM (FOAbc
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I bought myself a Symphony chocolate bar with almond and toffee bits.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:09 AM (IDhUW)

76 67
What kind of receiver is your Easter gift?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 06:56 AM (IDhUW)


Its a Pyle. Its not as powerful as the old one but I have found that I no longer use all that power cranking it up loud. I may
use that when I am in the rocking chair in a different room looking
out the window.



Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 07:09 AM (mpXpK)

77 And it will give the left excuse to chuckle at the murder of Christians without openly revealing themselves to be the disgusting fucking Cult of Death fanboy animals they actually are.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 07:11 AM (OFzX4)

78 75
Found black licorice jelly beans, was my own Easter bunny.

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 07:04 AM (FOAbc)

I saw some jelly beans in the store the other day. Started to get some but I said no, not good for diabetes.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 07:11 AM (mpXpK)

79 Morning all

Sad that on this Easter Morning , Christians are being killed because of their religion.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 07:12 AM (Y+V3r)

80 138 million comment will force the media to cover the story, and 'fact check' it to death.

Truly genius.

Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 07:14 AM (hhcPO)

81 138 million comment will force the media to cover the story, and 'fact check' it to death.

Truly genius.
Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 07:14 AM (hhcPO)

---------------------------

True, and at least a decent percentage of people will note that they missed the point of the tweet entirely and went right to "getting" PDT.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:16 AM (ffYR/)

82 ^^^ "Romulus founded Rome" ?

...more like titty bars...... Uncle Remus was a regular.

Posted by: saf at April 21, 2019 07:17 AM (5IHGB)

83 Thanks Vic.



25 worst jobs is interesting.

I'm not sure where the info comes from, but it seems a little off.
They give the average wage, which looks like they included people that
are not very active in working the job.

Also, the one for truck driver was amusing to me....

"Though the projected job growth for truck drivers is only slightly
lower than for the average American job, this career could be at risk of
disappearing as companies like Tesla continue to develop autonomous
driving technology."



I can't believe autonomous trucks are going to replace drivers anytime soon


Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:12 AM

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DOT is not going to allow any driverless trucks on the highway until they have trillions of hours of testing under every conceivable condition.


Maybe they will allow limited runs in certain low density areas in 5-10 years, but that technology is still decades away from any serious use.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2019 07:17 AM (JUOKG)

84 Trump tweets about Sri Lanka-- odds that the first dozen replies are harpy lefties screeching about impeachment? Do I go check?


Naaaah. It's a given.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 07:18 AM (cEOj9)

85 They'll throw the '138 million' into the long list of Trump 'lies.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 07:20 AM (cEOj9)

86 Have a blessed day.

Posted by: Infidel at April 21, 2019 07:21 AM (lwX7s)

87 They'll blame the violence on people wearing 'Make Ceylon Great Again' hats.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 07:21 AM (cEOj9)

88 The story of Romulus, his twin brother Remus, and the founding of the
city of Rome is one of the most familiar legends about the Eternal City.

From the site thoughtco.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 07:21 AM (mpXpK)

89 Black jelly beans are my favorite

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:24 AM (BbGew)

90 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 07:25 AM (u82oZ)

91 Trump tweets about Sri Lanka-- odds that the first dozen replies are harpy lefties screeching about impeachment? Do I go check?

Naaaah. It's a given.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 07:18 AM (cEOj9)

------------------------

Don't bother. Since Dorsey is not even trying to hide manipulation anymore, Krassensteins are the first 6 responses. Who the phuch are these people anyway?

The rest of the first page is mixed responses.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:25 AM (ffYR/)

92 91 The story of Romulus, his twin brother Remus, and the founding of the
city of Rome is one of the most familiar legends about the Eternal City.

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Raised by wolves if I remember correctly.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (IDhUW)

93 African American Studies....................Name Her....

OKAY my bad she transferred to Hymen Studies in Oakland,they had never seen one.......... Bada Bing...

Posted by: saf at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (5IHGB)

94 Ruptly is the only news org that has video of some of those explosions. Just like coverage of the Paris protests every Saturday, it is only Ruptly and Sputnik, both Russian news orgs, that seem to cover it. And it is live footage, not some summary after the fact.

Again, why is it that we have to depend upon Russia for coverage of anything outside the US? And even more irritatingly, the Paris riots were referenced in a tiny Daily Mail article yesterday--as reported by Reuters--that the riots were stepping up a bit. Well, gee, that is great for you to barely let us know, Reuters, but where have you been all along? Does this mean that Reuters reporters are there every Saturday, watching the developments, and only occasionally report on the happenings? That is really disgusting, if true.

Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (hhcPO)

95 Thank you Vic.

Sri Lanka is a fascinating place, with loads of history. Plus a very violent recent past.

And Arthur C. Clarke's grave.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (u82oZ)

96 Vic, the news was most appreciated. Thank you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 07:27 AM (u82oZ)

97 92 Black jelly beans are my favorite
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:24 AM (BbGew)
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You can have all of mine - blech. I don't like black licorice anything.

However jelly beans themselves seem to be better now than what I remember as a kid. The brands, ie, starburst, jolly ranchers, jellybellys, have distinct yummy flavors.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM (IDhUW)

98 95 Raised by wolves if I remember correctly.



Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (IDhUW)

Yep

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM (mpXpK)

99 Happy Easter Ya'll!......

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM (Z+IKu)

100 I have risen!

And put pants on.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM (kQs4Y)

101 Again, why is it that we have to depend upon Russia for coverage of anything outside the US?
-----
It's the collusion.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:33 AM (IDhUW)

102 I have risen!

And put pants on.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM (kQs4Y)

Well ditto, except for the pants part

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 07:33 AM (Y+V3r)

103 Derrick Hunter - Liberals have learned nothing
https://tinyurl.com/y3h8plfo

I prefer Dennis Prager's definitions between Leftists and Liberals but still like this a lot.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:33 AM (BbGew)

104 A Catholic church blown up by Muslims on Easter? Has to be an accident.

Posted by: Guy without a clue at April 21, 2019 07:34 AM (UdKB7)

105 103 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

Good morning to you. Getting ready for the book thread, I see.


I imagine you hopping off the cross, because they used an Ikea drill for the nails, and jumping into some yoga pants.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 07:35 AM (u82oZ)

106 One year old nephew is fully interactive

Responds to stimuli like a pro

Still a little confused why his plate doesn't sound like his tambourine when he hits the dog with it though

Not for lack of trying

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 07:37 AM (8xZLz)

107 Started to get some but I said no, not good for diabetes.
Posted by: Vic

No, they're not. But, it's a post lent test of will to only eat a few.

Posted by: Jean at April 21, 2019 07:37 AM (25Dt7)

108 There was a lot more mayhem at the protests yesterday than I saw, but then I only see what a couple of videos show. Saw it later on tv news. Makes me wonder is it coming to a head or just radicals having a tantrum?

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:37 AM (BbGew)

109 Good Morning Glroies.

Every morning is Easter.

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:40 AM (PN4U+)

110 This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:42 AM (IDhUW)

111 PDT apparently about to be up on Fox.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 07:43 AM (ffYR/)

112 Idiot black robe says it is OK to sue the EPA under Obama because they did not warm Flint residents they were being fed lead laced water. How about suing Flint officials?

Deeper pockets.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 07:44 AM (lD3vL)

113 Happy Easter all!

Posted by: Tami at April 21, 2019 07:44 AM (cF8AT)

114 @realDonaldTrump 4 minutes ago

Do you believe this? The New York Times Op-Ed: MEDIA AND DEMOCRATS OWE TRUMP AN APOLOGY. Well, they got that one right!

Posted by: Tami at April 21, 2019 07:45 AM (cF8AT)

115
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 07:44 AM (lD3vL)

I would like to sue the EPA because it takes my washing machine an hour and a half to complete a load.

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:45 AM (PN4U+)

116 today is Sunday, April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday. On this day in 753 BC it is said Romulus founded Rome.

I wonder what kind of calendar they used back then, pre-Julius and pre-Gregory. ...and off to Bingle it.

Posted by: t-bird at April 21, 2019 07:47 AM (cfSLd)

117 G'moring, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 21, 2019 07:47 AM (cqNba)

118 I would like to dismantle the EPA.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:47 AM (IDhUW)

119 I watch the protests every week.

Seems like there are at least three distinct groups 'protesting'.

1 Yellow vests, protesting the gas increase, at least initially. They mostly peacefully walk, sing, chant, hold signs, etc.

2 The anarchists and idiots out for a destructive time, falling in with the yellow vest crowds. They are hell bent on destroying stuff, setting fires, stealing stuff from shops, seemingly just for the fun of it. They are usually wearing full face masks and all black clothing.

3 The people there videoing the events, without any real commitment to anything except the spectacle of it. This includes tourists and people with PRESS stamped on their vests or helmets. Haven't seen too many PRESS people the last few weeks, tho.

Add to that the police force which has beaten the hell out of both yellow vest wearers and black face mask wearers. Seeing it live can be somewhat shocking, but not unexpected, tensions are high.

Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 07:47 AM (hhcPO)

120 83 138 million comment will force the media to cover the story, and 'fact check' it to death.

Truly genius.
Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 07:14 AM (hhcPO)

I'll bet you're right.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 07:48 AM (qxAnn)

121 Again, why is it that we have to depend upon Russia for coverage of anything outside the US?

Because it is really difficult to sell the narrative that the White Man is a terrorist, rapist, racist, oppressor, bigot, murderer, slave holder, Nazi, greatest polluter, and aggressive violent destroyer of all good things, when you have the rest of the world to compare the White Man to.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 07:50 AM (lD3vL)

122 Is Trump really going to be on FOX?

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:51 AM (PN4U+)

123 I imagine you hopping off the cross, because they used an Ikea drill for the nails, and jumping into some yoga pants.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 07:35 AM (u82oZ)
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And Ace made the cross, so it collapsed within minutes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:51 AM (kQs4Y)

124 I would like to dismantle the EPA.

Which one? Every State has one, many counties and urban areas have their own redundancies of the Federal agency too.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 07:51 AM (lD3vL)

125 I would like to dismantle the EPA.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:47 AM (IDhUW)

*waves arm to horizon*

These corridors used to be full of pooping federal employees, getting all up in people's business, as far as the eye could see. Before the white man came to these shores.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 07:52 AM (8xZLz)

126 Every time I see "black robes" in the comments my immediate reaction is "What are those Jesuits doing now?!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:52 AM (kQs4Y)

127 Off for an Easter stroll, and to purchase some coffee.

See you on the Book Thread!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:53 AM (kQs4Y)

128 I would like to sue the EPA because it takes my washing machine an hour and a half to complete a load.

.... the dishwasher takes three and a half hours, and the EPA approved detergent bleaches out all of the souvenir and novelty coffee mugs...

have to add TSP to the laundry because it is a criminal act or something to have phosphates and have detergent do what they are marketed as doing.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 21, 2019 07:55 AM (lD3vL)

129 Just checked twitter. PDT's tweets say 138 and 600. no million.

Posted by: JAS at April 21, 2019 07:57 AM (KOCKb)

130 These corridors used to be full of pooping federal employees, getting all up in people's business, as far as the eye could see. Before the white orange man came to these shores.


Slight edit.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 21, 2019 07:57 AM (oVJmc)

131 I have seriously been considering a trp to a used appliance store to see if they have an older washing machine that still works.

It's possible to keep it running for eternity by replacing the motor or belts, isn't it?

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:59 AM (PN4U+)

132 Just checked twitter. PDT's tweets say 138 and 600. no million.
Posted by: JAS at April 21, 2019 07:57 AM (KOCKb)

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He fixed it, but they are still busting on it in the replies. Original posted upthread.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 08:00 AM (ffYR/)

133 Adherents of the religion of piss used Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka to bomb three churches and hotels used by 'tourists'. Who in the Hell wants to go to Sri Lanka?


https://tinyurl.com/y28rbj59


Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (mpXpK)



Let me guess, no idea the motive or who could be responsible and media coverage will disappear quickly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:01 AM (IM2fF)

134
Happy Easter

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:03 AM (IM2fF)

135 I would like to sue the EPA because it takes my washing machine an hour and a half to complete a load.

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:45 AM (PN4U+)

And it uses so little water, nothing is truly clean. Not to mention the smell they build up that you have to get rid of with a "special" cleaning tablet.

Posted by: Tami at April 21, 2019 08:03 AM (cF8AT)

136 No wonder the media is worried about the Russians. The are replacing their news anchors with robots.


From Fox news:

"Alex (the robot) has caused some controversy with some viewers saying it spouts "propaganda" and is a "fake news generator." Others have mocked its slightly odd-looking appearance."

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:04 AM (UdKB7)

137 Not to mention the smell they build up that you have to get rid of with a "special" cleaning tablet.
Posted by: Tami at April 21, 2019 08:03 AM (cF8AT)

*fidgets*

So. Um.

You... gonna eat that special cleaning tablet? No?

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 08:06 AM (8xZLz)

138 Oops here's the link

https://tinyurl.com/y66borfo

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:06 AM (UdKB7)

139 Rich Zeoli on 1210am points out often every state has its own EPA and easily could cover what the feds do. But then that's what big governments do, put layers of duplication on every job.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 08:06 AM (BbGew)

140 Aren't our indigenous peeps really indigenous to Mongolia or something ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:07 AM (DPjeO)

141 Christ is Risen. he is risen indeed.


In following with my own tradition, I'm re-posting what I consider a moving gospel tune celebrating the Resurrection. I can never hear this song without wishing I had been there in the audience to hear it live.


The Garden Tomb - The Isaacs

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=7DLSzginkic

Remove two spaces after the ?

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:09 AM (f3oO4)

142 Some people did something in Sri Lanka.

Posted by: Leonero at April 21, 2019 08:10 AM (zSLqp)

143 And put pants on.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 21, 2019 07:31 AM


The Book Thread awaits!

Posted by: The Book Thread at April 21, 2019 08:11 AM (DMUuz)

144 Let me guess, no idea the motive or who could be responsible and media coverage will disappear quickly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:01 AM (IM2fF)


Well to be fair, some people did something, so not really a big deal or actually news!

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:12 AM (f3oO4)

145 NYT OpEd? seriously?

Posted by: vivi at April 21, 2019 08:14 AM (11H2y)

146 148 NYT OpEd? seriously?
Posted by: vivi at April 21, 2019 08:14 AM (11H2y)

NYT OpEd. Yay!

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 08:17 AM (qxAnn)

147 A Blessed Resurrection Sunday to you good people of the Horde, and continued blessings for Passover for the Jewish brethren. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

We got our first night of sleep after new puppy. I am truly blessed.

Posted by: moki at April 21, 2019 08:17 AM (mFoNl)

148 good morning horde ... Happy "Easter", or happy holy Saturday.

By our calendar JC arose on Saturday night at sunset ... died Wednesday at sunset to get the three full days (to fulfill the law and prophecies). But their days began at sunset, which is a little odd, but even now some Jews that observe the Sabbath begin that on Friday at sunset, till Saturday at sunset, as I hear it. So JC arose at the beginning of the Bible's Sunday, but almost 12 hours before the sun arose, at which point the angel said "he is not here for he is risen". So really, he was dead three days, he arose on the fourth day.


The "Easter" name supposedly appeared, somewhere in the merging with some of the pagan dogma (Ishtar, fertility, gods in human form) .. much of which is somewhat innocuous (various rituals), other parts (imo) lead to guilt trip Christianity (focus on suffering, his and ours) more than "in all things more than conqueror, abundant life" styles of Christianity.


The thing about HeIsRisen .. it is finished, payment made, no more SJW judgmental legal claims that we owe the devil "his due" in reparations and groveling, or other guilt trips. Nope .. deliverance/redemption from evil via JC. Hurray.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 08:19 AM (Cus5s)

149
*fidgets*

So. Um.

You... gonna eat that special cleaning tablet? No?
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 21, 2019 08:06 AM (8xZLz)


Why I love the Horde, example 1,253, 764.

Posted by: moki at April 21, 2019 08:19 AM (mFoNl)

150 95
91 The story of Romulus, his twin brother Remus, and the founding of the

city of Rome is one of the most familiar legends about the Eternal City.



--------

Raised by wolves if I remember correctly.



Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 21, 2019 07:26 AM (IDhUW)


I had an uncle named Remus, and boy could he ever tell a tale!

Posted by: Zombie Joel Chandler Harris at April 21, 2019 08:19 AM (f3oO4)

151 In other news, Hilllliary goes commando!

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 21, 2019 08:20 AM (RuIsu)

152 147 Let me guess, no idea the motive or who could be responsible and media coverage will disappear quickly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:01 AM (IM2fF)

Well to be fair, some people did something, so not really a big deal or actually news!
Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:12 AM


**************************


Death toll over two hundred and rising. More bombs going off too.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 08:21 AM (OFzX4)

153 From Fox news:

"Alex (the robot) has caused some controversy with some viewers saying it spouts "propaganda" and is a "fake news generator." Others have mocked its slightly odd-looking appearance."
Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:04 AM (UdKB7)


Soon to be replaced by the Telescreen which will be mandatory in all homes comrades

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (XfxTk)

154 Burger Chef

Ah, the really scary one has arrived. A great Old One from the outer cosmos.

Everyone make a saving throw for sanity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (u82oZ)

155 I don't know how it persists, but there is actually an Uncle Remus museum in Georgia.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (UdKB7)

156 142
Rich Zeoli on 1210am points out often every state has its own EPA and
easily could cover what the feds do. But then that's what big
governments do, put layers of duplication on every job.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 08:06 AM (BbGew)


If it's not done in triplicate on similar, but slightly different, forms, it can't possibly be done correctly!

Posted by: Zombie Joel Chandler Harris at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (f3oO4)

157 Curses!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:23 AM (f3oO4)

158 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48002075

The BBC coverage of the Sri Lanka bombings has information about the people killed and the local history of violence.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 08:24 AM (qxAnn)

159 Bede Bede Beto!

Posted by: Robot Brian Williams at April 21, 2019 08:25 AM (UdKB7)

160 136
Adherents of the religion of piss used Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka to
bomb three churches and hotels used by 'tourists'. Who in the Hell wants
to go to Sri Lanka?


------------
Done by the same people responsible for an accidental a short circuit in an old building in Paris

Posted by: Anon at April 21, 2019 08:25 AM (yJy4c)

161 https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165

BBC coverage, live updates.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 08:27 AM (qxAnn)

162 Some people did something in Sri Lanka?

Posted by: vivi at April 21, 2019 08:28 AM (11H2y)

163 Left is already freaking out on msnbc Sunday talk shows.


I really wish the worst of the biblical plaques on the left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (Y+V3r)

164 Soon to be replaced by the Telescreen which will be mandatory in all homes comrades

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (XfxTk)


That way, you will conditioned so well to the constant propaganda feed, you won't even notice the cell phone brain implant!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (f3oO4)

165 The "Easter" name supposedly appeared, somewhere in the merging with some of the pagan dogma (Ishtar, fertility, gods in human form)


Hmm. English and German use the same word, Easter and Ostern, but all of the silly languages use Paques, Pasqua type words which are unrelated to the concept of East.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (fuK7c)

166 Hoppy Easter.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 21, 2019 08:30 AM (t6MX/)

167 I really wish the worst of the biblical plaques on the left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (Y+V3r)


Only a dentist would wish that on his enemies!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:30 AM (f3oO4)

168 In other news, Hilllliary goes commando!
Posted by: Burger Chef at April 21, 2019 08:20 AM (RuIsu)

Party time!...............

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 21, 2019 08:30 AM (Z+IKu)

169 I really wish the worst of the biblical plaques on the left

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (Y+V3r)


Only a dentist would wish that on his enemies!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:30 AM (f3oO4)

I will take that as a complimentary

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:31 AM (Y+V3r)

170 In case anyone doubts this, ATampersandT sucks maximum cock; first for cutting off my internet service (landline too but that dogshit can stay off forever); second for not having any customer service reps who don't have beaner as a first language and third for making me wait until Tuesday for them to fix their fucking problem.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 08:32 AM (Jp5jt)

171 A blessed Holy Day to the Horde.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 21, 2019 08:33 AM (Sf7dd)

172 AT&T also speaks goat raper as well.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 21, 2019 08:35 AM (LEHKq)

173 Officials say nine foreigners have so far been confirmed killed in the attacks. They are believed to be from the US, the UK, Netherlands and Portugal.

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-48002165

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 08:35 AM (qxAnn)

174 A joyous Easter to all the Morons

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 08:35 AM (EZebt)

175 Crimesha Foxx is refusing to prosecute anyone caught shoplifting.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 21, 2019 06:28 AM (OFzX4)


We be gettin' our reparations one way or another, bishes!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:36 AM (f3oO4)

176 Happy Easter all! Visiting 92 year old Mom in NJ.

Posted by: Doctor Deplorable at April 21, 2019 08:37 AM (6aI1M)

177 ...I have seriously been considering a trp to a used appliance store to see if they have an older washing machine that still works.

It's possible to keep it running for eternity by replacing the motor or belts, isn't it?

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:59 AM (PN4U+)



Look up the listings for your local Speed Queen dealer. The one that supplies Laundrymats and Washeterias.

You can buy a Commercial Washer there, but without the coin-box attachment.

That'll quite literally last longer than you will on this Earth.

A close second is a Commercial Grade Maytag. You will find these *only* at the same kind of dealer that you'd find the Speed Queen. You will *not* find them at any Big Box or other retail establishment.

Enjoy a Blessed Easter!


HE, being Jesus of Nazareth, our Lord and Savior, our Deliverer, the Son of Almighty God, IS RISEN!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 08:37 AM (0Kh3z)

178 158
I don't know how it persists, but there is actually an Uncle Remus museum in Georgia.

Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (UdKB7)

Its in Joel Chandler Harris' old home in Eatonton. I drove by it once and started to stop but didn't.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (mpXpK)

179 I will take that as a complimentary

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:31 AM (Y+V3r)


And I hope that all get assigned to your fine dental care, I'm sure that you will know what to do!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (f3oO4)

180 I love the way the Bushies are allowing Barr to be attacked without a peep out of Jeb or Georgie.


They are what they have always been

Cowards

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)

181 Sri Lanka -- At first I was guessing it might be some remnant of the Tamil Tigers, but they were a separatist/commie/secular group; after reading Skip's link to Geller and seeing the name of one of the suicide bombers (Abu Mohammad or somesuch), not so much.

Sounds like your regular garden variety muzzie.
Interesting sidenote from wiki on the Tamils -- They invented the suicide belt. They were also early adapters of the female suicide bomber.

Real innovators.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (Z4rgH)

182 I have seriously been considering a trp to a used appliance store to see if they have an older washing machine that still works.

--

My dad just had to replace his 40 year old Maytag washer. Yes, 40 years old. Having just replaced our old-fashioned one, I told him to get the most basic, plain washer he could find. One where he can set his own water level. One where he can control all the things he's used to, and one that doesn't have annoying "bells and whistles" that will drive him crazy. I despise my new Maytag washer.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 21, 2019 08:39 AM (JoUsr)

183 love the way the Bushies are allowing Barr to be attacked without a peep out of Jeb or Georgie.


They are what they have always been

Cowards
Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)

Yup. I have less respect for all bushes every day. Bastards

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:40 AM (Y+V3r)

184 Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)



The Bushes have been a treacherous clan ever since Pappy Bush's WW II service.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:41 AM (f3oO4)

185 183
I love the way the Bushies are allowing Barr to be attacked without a peep out of Jeb or Georgie.





They are what they have always been



Cowards

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:41 AM (cfSRQ)

186 Vic, how bad is your diabetes? Are you taking pills for it or just lowering carbs? Did you go to an eye doctor or retina specialist?

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 08:41 AM (Jp5jt)

187 "why is it that we have to depend upon Russia for coverage of anything outside the US"

Russia (RT) probably puts spin on their news, maybe as much as our MSM, but at least we get a glimpse of other news that way. Our media is on war footing .. against the sovereign peoples demanding their sovereign nation states be taken back from the globalists.

For them, every day is another glorious victory for the UN globalist freedom fighters, over the evil white Christian greedy foes. It is like WW2 propaganda, or more Orwellian maybe. Now they are trying to censor everything else, or punish those that speak up.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 08:43 AM (Cus5s)

188 188
183

I love the way the Bushies are allowing Barr to be attacked without a peep out of Jeb or Georgie.



They are what they have always been




Establishment Cowards



Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)



Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:41 AM (cfSRQ)

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 21, 2019 08:43 AM (f3oO4)

189 Fuck the Bushes. Those RINO sellouts are trash no matter what their pedigree. I'm

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 08:43 AM (Jp5jt)

190 188
183

I love the way the Bushies are allowing Barr to be attacked without a peep out of Jeb or Georgie.



They are what they have always been



Cowards



Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 08:38 AM (DPjeO)

---
Let's try this again...

I remember Dubya getting beaten to a pulp by the press and doing nothing about it. There was a WAR on - and still defending the cause was beneath him.

Never forget that the Bush White House did NOT dispute Rather's bogus story. Their pushback was to say "meh." Bloggers did the heavy lifting.

Now you'd think a guy who was being called a deserter during the heat of a presidential campaign with a major war hanging in the balance might rouse himself enough to defend his reputation - at least for the sake of the nation he purported to lead.

But you'd be wrong.

It's funny, though. Dems bash Bush and expect conservatives to be offended or rise to the bait as they once did. Now they agree and amplify.

Oh, Happy Easter!

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:44 AM (cfSRQ)

191 Good morning. Hope everyone has a blessed day. Gorgeous weather here. Got my kiddos coming later. Life is good

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 21, 2019 08:45 AM (dUJdY)

192 All RINOs are sell out trash cocksuckers and a big shoutout to that phoney fuck romney

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:45 AM (Y+V3r)

193 193
All RINOs are sell out trash cocksuckers and a big shoutout to that phoney fuck romney

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:45 AM (Y+V3r)

---
Don't mince words.

Tell us what you really think.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:46 AM (cfSRQ)

194 I read somewhere that the Notre Dame roof was laced with electric fence wire to keep birds off it. Bird crap was rotting the place...but the roof was lead tiles so that doesn't square nicely. But maybe that get up sparked a fire because of renovation disturbance.

I'm still waiting for a cogent causation.

Posted by: torabora at April 21, 2019 08:48 AM (vCRQt)

195 https://youtu.be/zvHa067zrqg

William Harris, Most Glorious Lord of Life.

Posted by: Delayna at April 21, 2019 08:48 AM (KNFU5)

196 182 Sri Lanka -- At first I was guessing it might be some remnant of the Tamil Tigers, but they were a separatist/commie/secular group; after reading Skip's link to Geller and seeing the name of one of the suicide bombers (Abu Mohammad or somesuch), not so much.

Sounds like your regular garden variety muzzie.
Interesting sidenote from wiki on the Tamils -- They invented the suicide belt.

--------

The one thing the muslim terrorists are best known for and they didn't even invent it.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 08:49 AM (Izzlo)

197 Rove was the architect of the cunt strategy of never firing back when attacked. Mahatma Rove.

Romney's dogshit father refused to support Goldwater in 1964 so the RINO betrayal gene is bred in the bone.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 21, 2019 08:51 AM (Jp5jt)

198 ...I have seriously been considering a trp to a used appliance store to see if they have an older washing machine that still works.

It's possible to keep it running for eternity by replacing the motor or belts, isn't it?

Posted by: ALH at April 21, 2019 07:59 AM

=====

Look up the listings for your local Speed Queen dealer. The one that supplies Laundrymats and Washeterias.

You can buy a Commercial Washer there, but without the coin-box attachment.

That'll quite literally last longer than you will on this Earth.

A close second is a Commercial Grade Maytag. You will find these *only* at the same kind of dealer that you'd find the Speed Queen. You will *not* find them at any Big Box or other retail establishment.

Enjoy a Blessed Easter!

HE, being Jesus of Nazareth, our Lord and Savior, our Deliverer, the Son of Almighty God, IS RISEN!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 08:37 AM


What Jim said, except ...

Depending on where you live, you may not be able to buy a SpeedQueen commercial. We were going to go that route, but a dealer in Austin was fined $10K for selling a commercial washer to a private party. This apparently a big no-no, and to my understanding, a national thing. Check and see locally, but don't be surprised if you can't buy one.

We ended up with a Whirlpool that's made on the commercial manufacturing line. I can get you the model number if needed.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 21, 2019 08:52 AM (DMUuz)

199 I now call the Bushes the 'Shrubs'.
Just like Nancy Reagan did.

Posted by: squeakywheel at April 21, 2019 08:52 AM (hhcPO)

200 The one thing the muslim terrorists are best known for and they didn't even invent it.

Posted by: josephistan at April 21, 2019 08:49 AM (Izzlo)

---
During the 80s when the war was in full swing the Canadians decided to allow the Tamil Tigers refuge. It was part of Trudeaupia's cool, hip image that they were down with all the freedom fighters, man.

Same with the Sikh separatists.

So does anyone wonder why India gave the back of its hand to Justine when he wandered over there in his fancy dress?

It will be interesting when the RCAF runs out of working fighter aircraft and Trump declares a protectorate over the place.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:53 AM (cfSRQ)

201 The Republican party really needs a reset. That Priebus fella must have been working for deep state. No way are Mr. and Mrs. Mainstreet liking Romney antics. And I think that poll was cooked.

Posted by: torabora at April 21, 2019 08:53 AM (vCRQt)

202 Who knew it's easier to get a firearm than a commercial washer?

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 08:54 AM (BbGew)

203 Dude ALL polls are cooked! It just depends who the kitchen help are that the cooking goes one way or another.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 21, 2019 08:55 AM (kWa+z)

204 Mparents have a Roper washer and dryer going on 20 years. No problems. $450 for the combo.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 21, 2019 08:55 AM (LEHKq)

205 So they want to tear down the Jefferson Davis arch at Fort Monroe?


My mother was born in the Army Hospital there.

At the same time that her father was being buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 21, 2019 08:57 AM (cqNba)

206 203
Dude ALL polls are cooked! It just depends who the kitchen help are that the cooking goes one way or another.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 21, 2019 08:55 AM (kWa+z)

---
What's strange is that the Dems go to the trouble of creating fake polls to make themselves look popular, but then turn around and treat them as authentic.

They believe their own propaganda. It's weird.

Posted by: A.H. Lloyd at April 21, 2019 08:57 AM (cfSRQ)

207 Happy happy Easter, Horde! What a joyful day!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 21, 2019 08:57 AM (AOQ4d)

208 "hmm. English and German use the same word, Easter and
Ostern, but all of the silly languages use Paques, Pasqua type words
which are unrelated to the concept of East."Posted by: Bandersnatch

I'm partly going by an old book "Babylon Mystery Religion", which the author revised at some point, deciding he was being too harsh on those that adopted some of those "pagan" traditions. But I found this link, which says even the Catholic Encyclopedia says Easter is derived fromthe pagan goddess of the dawn, Eostre.


http://www.ldolphin.org/ishtar.html

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 08:58 AM (Cus5s)

209 " Who knew it's easier to get a firearm than a commercial washer?"

Well....duh!

Posted by: B'More at April 21, 2019 08:58 AM (cqNba)

210 I really wish the worst of the biblical plaques on the left
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (Y+V3r)

===

Boils?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2019 08:58 AM (EZebt)

211 Priebus and that scrunt lawyer sold PDT down the river

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 09:00 AM (Y+V3r)

212 He is Risen!

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 09:00 AM (dm05u)

213 Books up

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 09:01 AM (mpXpK)

214 210 I really wish the worst of the biblical plaques on the left
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2019 08:29 AM (Y+V3r)

Ain't no Tartar like Old Testament Tartar

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 21, 2019 09:01 AM (dm05u)

215 ...We ended up with a Whirlpool that's made on the commercial manufacturing line. I can get you the model number if needed.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 21, 2019 08:52 AM (DMUuz)



I'm running a 20 year(ish) old Maytag Commercial that simply refuses to quit.

Didn't know that about the Speed Queen restriction.

Guar-an-damn-tee-ya though, that such is null and void on a slightly *used* product. No way the factory can enforce distributor contract on those.

And seriously, a COB needs to post your Commercial Whirlpool model number in the sidebar FAQs. 'Cause this subject tends to come up, time to time.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 09:01 AM (0Kh3z)

216 Local news has the lede for the Sri Lanka bombing attacks.


'Several" people dead.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 21, 2019 09:02 AM (cqNba)

217 Local news has the lede for the Sri Lanka bombing attacks.

'Several" people dead.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 21, 2019 09:02 AM (cqNba)

------------------------------

207 and climbing dead. Over 600 more and climbing injured. But, they are just Christians, so why worry?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 09:05 AM (ffYR/)

218 But I found this link, which says even the Catholic Encyclopedia says Easter is derived fromthe pagan goddess of the dawn, Eostre.


Interesting. Goddess of Dawn brings the concept of East into it, Easter, Ostern.

I looked up all of the Pasqua versions of the word, they come from Passover.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:06 AM (fuK7c)

219 Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 07:37 AM (BbGew)

Looks like radicals taking over (don't they always?). Especially since the headline was claiming the riots were due to anger over donations to Notre Dame rebuilding because that was against the protesters' "Anti-wealth message". Anti-wealth certainly wasn't the message of the original protesters.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2019 09:09 AM (eljor)

220 If a banker was on trial for embezzlement, would a potential juror, who the banker just turned down for a loan, be allowed to sit on the jury ??

Now, why in the hell did Rosencunt pick Mueller ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 09:09 AM (DPjeO)

221 But I found this link, which says even the Catholic Encyclopedia says Easter is derived fromthe pagan goddess of the dawn, Eostre.

Given that Eostre is only once mentioned in the original sources, and that in a Christian hymn dating to the 11th century (several hundred years after Christianization), I think that the existence of a goddess named "Eostre" is highly debatable.

No Norse equivalent, no mention in Tacitus.....

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 21, 2019 09:10 AM (bZ7mE)

222 215 ...We ended up with a Whirlpool that's made on the commercial manufacturing line. I can get you the model number if needed.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 21, 2019 08:52 AM (DMUuz)

I've got a Whirlpool duet steam model and while it works well most of the time, it has a glitch in a moisture sensor which is a problem

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 09:14 AM (DPjeO)

223 220
If a banker was on trial for embezzlement, would a potential juror, who
the banker just turned down for a loan, be allowed to sit on the jury ??



Now, why in the hell did Rosencunt pick Mueller ?

Posted by: REDACTED at April 21, 2019 09:09 AM (DPjeO)

Depends on the prosecutor during voir dare.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 09:15 AM (mpXpK)

224 We have a new GE, it has all that water saving thing but I put it on super load no matter how much I put in it.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:17 AM (BbGew)

225 I'm convinced Rosenstein is as much of the problem as anyone, he just plays both sides of the fence better.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 09:19 AM (BbGew)

226 "I looked up all of the Pasqua versions of the word, they come from Passover."Posted by: Bandersnatch


right ... Easter is in the Bible once, but it should be translated "passover". Hard to say how they came up with "Easter", but sunrise services are common, and the linking of the bunny and fertility pretty undeniable (we old people had those little baskets with bright green fake grass, and chocolate bunnies). Much of the symbolism is not in the Bible, but adopted and merged from somewhere. Just which ancient tradition found its way into "TheChurch" is pretty convoluted, with nobody wanting to claim them adopted anything "pagan".


The fight over symbolism is rather important, imo. Culture wars and all that. JC was "our passover" lamb forever, so changing the name led to confusion, and maybe watering down of the truth.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 09:25 AM (Cus5s)

227 Oh, I think the symbolism is baked in. Spring is the time of rebirth, so you have a rebirth ceremony around the equinox.

Midwinter gives hope when the days start to get long again, so you have a birth ceremony around he solstice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (fuK7c)

228 "155 I don't know how it persists, but there is actually an Uncle Remus museum in Georgia.
Posted by: freaked at April 21, 2019 08:22 AM (UdKB7)"

Also the Wren House in Atlanta, but I don't know if it's still open.

Posted by: Delayna at April 21, 2019 09:30 AM (KNFU5)

229 "... the existence of a goddess named "Eostre" is highly debatable
No Norse equivalent, no mention in Tacitus....Posted by: Grey Fox

I only heard of that (or remembered it due to searches) in the last few minutes. What can be said for sure, is somehow Passover got changed to Easter, when "Passover" would carry much more biblical meaning.


Maybe it is as simple as my last link claimed, and more of a political/marketing argument. The Catholic church found it useful to keep celebrating HeIsRisen on Sundays, which is pragmatic. But that was not always the real Passover day. So they changed the name ... but why to "Easter"?


Where did the bunnies and eggs come from, if not from the conveniently analogous spring festivals and fertility? (and the winter solstice festival with the trees, JC was born around September, no special festival called for for his birth). I think our own current commie march through America demonstrates how easily liberty minded cultures get infiltrated by the ever present evils. So Pope Benedict made the point of "holy Saturday", perhaps to resist that problem.


But the base message is retained ... He Is Risen.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 09:45 AM (Cus5s)

230 "Oh, I think the symbolism is baked in. Spring is the time of rebirth, so you have a rebirth ceremony around the equinox."Posted by: Bandersnatch

baked into pagan religions which are based more on nature/impulse. Keeping the natural man tendencies OUT of Christian doctrine is the battle/contest.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 10:11 AM (Cus5s)

231 Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 09:45 AM (Cus5s)

Sukkot, Feast of Booths/Tabernacles is in the fall and remembers when God was visibly with the Children of Israel in the desert. It is considered a good possibility for the physical coming of "God with us".

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 21, 2019 10:12 AM (eljor)

232 229 Where did the bunnies and eggs come from, if not
from the conveniently analogous spring festivals and fertility? (and the
winter solstice festival with the trees, JC was born around September,
no special festival called for for his birth). I think our own current
commie march through America demonstrates how easily liberty minded
cultures get infiltrated by the ever present evils. So Pope Benedict
made the point of "holy Saturday", perhaps to resist that problem.


But the base message is retained ... He Is Risen.


Posted by: illiniwek at April 21, 2019 09:45 AM (Cus5s)

The bunnies and eggs are said to be a Germanic tradition.

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 10:14 AM (mpXpK)

233 Doubtful that Sri Lanka was the Tamil Tigers if there was any doubt. There is a radical Moslem terrorist group in Sri Lanka...

According to AFP, an alert was sent out on April 11 by Sri Lankan Police Chief Pujuth Jayasundara, stating: "A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NJT (National Thowheeth Jama'ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo."

The outlet adds that the NJT is "a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka." The information regarding the terrorism warning allegedly comes from "documents seen by" the news agency.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 10:45 AM (Dh1wo)

234 Alot of Sri Lanka coverage here. Warning: graphic photos of the aftermath.

https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/
1119983005941010437

Also shows MFM crap about the terrorist attacks too.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2019 11:24 AM (Dh1wo)

235 The irritating part about Sri Lanka is how the government is cracking down on social media to prevent "fake news." Practically they're forcing people to use the overloaded phone network just to see if relatives are alive. But hey, what does it matter when they need to defend terrorist overlords?

Posted by: trev006 at April 21, 2019 11:30 AM (pZ+Vo)

236
Tater is calling PDT a liar for tweeting about casualty numbers that haven't been confirmed yet by #FakeNews.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at April 21, 2019 12:07 PM (PtOP4)

237 The use of "digital" electronics is actually ruining appliances from a reliability standpoint. To lower costs the low voltage digital brains are not well protected from the surges and transients that appear on home power lines.

The brains fail after a few years of use and there is no off switch in the traditional sense. The controls are always powered-up to some degree.

I work with microprocessors every day. My appliances that use a timer all have "old-fashion" synchronous motors with cams. Older refrigerators used a cam timer for the defrost cycle. Now they use a digital board that cost about $5 (installed cost $200+) and they die all the time. Landfills are getting full of appliances with $5 failures that are perfectly functional mechanically.

The second order effect is, what quality of mechanicals are you going to use with something that's going to shit the bed in three years anyway. Crappy pumps, second rate gaskets and belts, self tapping screws in high vibration environments.....So the weak link drives the level of quality down.

Cheapness galore. And the units are more expensive but they have to have the hype to sell it. Except the new rent-seeking performance certification are all in with driving the market based on some BS authority they have falsly urserped for themselves.

Kind of like having GHG/CAFE Standards for your toaster. Absurd.

It is worth it to hunt down quality used appliances that have been looked over. There is a used appliance place in my town that does a real good business , partly due to folks growing awareness of the issues of living your Robot Life fantasies, The guys there don't have to sell, so they are the ones that do the actual repair and refurbish.They are extremely knowledgeable about the issues.
Sad because they are one generation away from extinction. They will be found next to the TV repairman in the technology hall of shame.

I am far from a neo-Luddite. It's not the visual aesthetics that appeal to me, it's the economics of quality in design and manufacture.

Rant off. Sorry, this is one of my pet peeves.

Obviously.

Posted by: pawn at April 21, 2019 12:19 PM (dPTGY)

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (4/20/19)

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***


The Saturday Night Joke

I was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching my wife, Beverly, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off I asked what she’d like to have for her birthday.

‘I’d like to be eight again’, she replied, still looking in the mirror.

On the morning of her Birthday, I arose early, made her a nice Big bowl of Coco Pops, and then took her to Adventure World theme park. What a day! I put her on every ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear, the Screaming Roller Coaster, everything there was. Five hours later we staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down

I then took her to a McDonald’s and ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M’s. What a fabulous adventure!

Finally, she wobbled home and collapsed into bed exhausted.

I leaned over my wife & with a big smile lovingly asked, ‘Well Dear, what was it like being eight again?

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression suddenly changed. ‘I meant my dress size, you idiot!!!!’

The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he is gonna get it wrong.

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A simpler time............Advertising you will NEVER see again.


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OK, Lent is over and Easter is tomorrow. But for you Catholics planning on next year's Lenten meals, Muskrat is for you!!!

Luckily for the Catholics in Detroit, we here at WU have their muskrat-cooking needs covered, having previously posted the recipe for Cream of Muskrat Casserole, as well as how to find the full cookbook Recipes for cooking muskrat meat.


Another reason to remain Lutheran.


***


First of all I have boots older than these kids.Roadies and the #MeToo Movement.


***


As ever, The ONT is looking out for you How to perfectly reheat pizza.

It doesn't involve a microwave or eating it cold.


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George Washington, The Father of Our Country and quite the whiskey man.

You can still buy a bottle of small-batch whiskey at a re-creation of one of the largest whiskey distilleries of the late-18th century United States. Even better, it was owned by George Washington, the only Founding Father who, when he wasn’t building a nation, was trying to lift its spirits.

Immensely popular during its time, Washington’s distillery was located three miles from his estate in Mount Vernon. Records show that it produced 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799, the year of his death. It also produced such delights as peach and persimmon brandy. The distillery was destroyed in a fire in 1814, but resurrected in 2007, and today, conducts tours and whiskey tastings.


***


No word if Yoko attended The Annual Sasquatch Calling Festival In Whitehall, New York


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The ONT Musical Interlude



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Once again, Florida Man is our Genius Award Winner.

Authorities in Florida are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man who they say burglarized a Little League concession stand wearing nothing more than a ballcap and gloves.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says the naked burglar struck the stand at Fischer Field in Dunedin almost two weeks ago.

Deputies say the burglar stole cameras and a cash box with $250 inside, and he caused $5,000 in damage.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Easter Baskets.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire, AceCorp, LLC and their legal team of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe, S.C.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:58 PM




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1 No you're China.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 09:58 PM (rnAwa)

2 I should be in bed by now

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 09:59 PM (BbGew)

3 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:00 PM (CLcKT)

4 Hello, Happy Easter Eve!

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:02 PM (PN4U+)

5 BACON!!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:02 PM (Y4EXg)

6 Thanks for the Easter basket idea!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:04 PM (UUBmN)

7 Those bloody Mary's look yummy!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:05 PM (UUBmN)

8 Y'know... The Night Nurse here is going to discover that I'm in the possession of a contraban internet-enabled device some day... I think she's on to me...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:05 PM (CLcKT)

9 All the real power rests with the Lard Information Council.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 10:05 PM (kQs4Y)

10 I'm cooking Sunday lunch tomorrow. I hope nobody gets food poisoning.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:06 PM (PN4U+)

11 Happy easter everyone!

MisHum, is that a Bacon Mary I see at the top pic?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 10:06 PM (miE9U)

12 I would never allow anyone to put bacon in my Appletini.

Posted by: Rear Adm. Bill "Cucky" Kristol at April 20, 2019 10:07 PM (lnki2)

13 The recipe for Muskrat Casserole is putatively for Catholics, but it uses Cream of Mushroom soup, a.k.a. "Lutheran Binder".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 10:08 PM (kQs4Y)

14 Cannot believe I read the content.

*bangs head*

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 20, 2019 10:09 PM (13CQC)

15 Is the Muskrat fresh or canned?

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:09 PM (PN4U+)

16 I'm ubiquitous.

Posted by: Florida Man at April 20, 2019 10:09 PM (EgshT)

17
Is the Muskrat fresh or canned?

Posted by: ALH
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Unknown but certainly non-GMO and gluten free.

Therefore - healthy!!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:10 PM (Y4EXg)

18 ALH, gotta be fresh of course.

Once you've tasted the incredible flavor of muskrat, you'll never go back to traditional red meat again! It's muskrat love!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 10:11 PM (miE9U)

19 I'll probably make steaks. I've been staying in ketosis but I've started to eat too much so...plateau. I've been walking 2-4 miles a days which makes me hungrier. Ugh!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:11 PM (UUBmN)

20 Unknown but certainly non-GMO and gluten free.

Therefore - healthy!!
Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:10 PM (Y4EXg)

How much sodium?

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:11 PM (PN4U+)

21 Those bloody Mary's look yummy!

They sure do! Now I am craving one!

Great joke MH.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:11 PM (dUJdY)

22

Mayor Pete will go on the cruise.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:12 PM (aKsyK)

23 ...*bangs head*

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 20, 2019 10:09 PM (13CQC)




Heavy Metal thread!

*turns up to eleventy*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, tx

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 10:12 PM (0Kh3z)

24 It's muskrat love!
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 10:11 PM (miE9U)

Well, there's somebody for everybody.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:13 PM (PN4U+)

25 whats the over/under that Mueller would still be in business if the GOP would have retained the house ?

maybe a lock

Posted by: REDACTED at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (DPjeO)

26 Did Ian Hunter call his band Mott the Hoople to distinguish it from other bands called Mott?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (lnki2)

27 13 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

I would say cream of mushroom soup is the base for 40% of upper Midwest and Prairie State's cooking. Even with Presbyterians.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (u82oZ)

28 Lin-duh I just started walking again this week. It's been 3 years. I never thought I would be able to again but good Lord it felt great! These new shoes have been a blessing.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (dUJdY)

29 hahahaha I love those Easter Baskets in the last picture. and the look on those kids' faces

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (xIKXj)

30 I tried that Ace of Spades taco, without the tortilla, at Torchy's Tacos today. It was great and huge. I will get the diablo sauce on the side next time...it was SPICY! I also added avocado to it. It's on the "secret menu".

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (UUBmN)

31 George Washington, The Father of Our Country and quite the whiskey man.

You can still buy a bottle of small-batch whiskey at a re-creation of one of the largest whiskey distilleries of the late-18th century United States. Even better, it was owned by George Washington, the only Founding Father who, when he wasn't building a nation, was trying to lift its spirits.

Immensely popular during its time, Washington's distillery was located three miles from his estate in Mount Vernon. Records show that it produced 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799, the year of his death. It also produced such delights as peach and persimmon brandy. The distillery was destroyed in a fire in 1814, but resurrected in 2007, and today, conducts tours and whiskey tastings.

--No offense, MisHum, but this is not only common knowledge, but canon among the Horde.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (XAYDB)

32 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (JFzNN)

33 I'll probably lose my my grounds privileges for, like, an entire month...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (CLcKT)

34 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 10:16 PM (ycWCI)

35 If you put the red nose on Nancypants, she would look like a clown more than anyone I can think of

Posted by: REDACTED at April 20, 2019 10:16 PM (DPjeO)

36 These new shoes have been a blessing.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (dUJdY)

Do you have trouble with your feet? One of my mother's friends had bad arthritis in her feet. She had to wear expensive orthopedic shoes that were custom made for her.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:16 PM (PN4U+)

37 Jewells,
Good for you! What type of shoes? I wear Altra's.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:17 PM (UUBmN)

38 Unknown but certainly non-GMO and gluten free.



Therefore - healthy!!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:10 PM (Y4EXg)



How much sodium?

Posted by: ALH

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Had my annual physical early this week. Lost 40 pounds since last time he measured. BP way down and off meds. Blood glucose way down. Good/bad cholesterol within the norm. Doc asked what I was doing and I started to tell him low carb/Keto/Intermittent fasting and I could tell he wasn't receptive at all. He told me to go back to my standard American diet because Keto bad or something.

Time for a new Doc.


Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:17 PM (Y4EXg)

39 Jewells, what kind of shoes did you get?

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:17 PM (xIKXj)

40 Did Ian Hunter call his band Mott the Hoople to distinguish it from other bands called Mott?
Posted by: Cicero

He was threatened by Big Apple Juice.

Posted by: Miklos, ever alert at April 20, 2019 10:18 PM (QzkSJ)

41 lind-duh, you and i owe each other . . .some celery?

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:18 PM (xIKXj)

42 Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:17 PM (Y4EXg)

Congratulations on the weight loss! That's terrific!

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:19 PM (PN4U+)

43 Mayor Pete will go on the cruise.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:12 PM


I'd read that Mayor Pete has challenged people to think of the gheyest thing they could concieve, and stated that he was even gheyer than that!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:19 PM (CLcKT)

44 Dramarama's cover

https://youtu.be/mgjxr4MHcQs

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:19 PM (XAYDB)

45
I don't know who this chick is, but the DM says she has a peach posterior, one of my favorites DM phrases:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6942735

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:19 PM (NMAzL)

46 Booknlass,
I'd prefer asparagus myself...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:19 PM (UUBmN)

47 Drove to Topeka Friday night. Lines of smoke, and as darkness fell, orange flames peppered the horizon as farmers burn their fields to keep the cedar trees out. Eye catching.

Orange sparks were wafting skyward as part of the Spring tradition here.

In the daytime, the burned earth is rejuvenated by the fire. In less than a week, green shoots appear. These grasses have increased nitrogen levels, and make better forage for Angus.

So fires in Kansas leads to better steaks. Ta Da!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:20 PM (u82oZ)

48 They are Brooks. My daughter bought a pair and I tried them on and they felt great. So I shelled out $150 and not a bit sorry. I paid as much for Vionics which are supposed to be great and I couldn't wear them. I have arthritis in both feet but my right one is the worse. These are like walking on air. So comfortable.

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

49 Some inspirational and aspirational cakes for Easter:

https://www.cakewrecks.com/

And this GoT dinner party is really on point:

https://www.epbot.com/2019/04/ we-went-to-epic-game-of-thrones-dinner.html

Check out the Ned Heads on Pikes cake pops!

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

50 then asparagus it will be!

congratulations, Tonypete

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:20 PM (xIKXj)

51 25
whats the over/under that Mueller would still be in business if the GOP would have retained the house ?



maybe a lock

Posted by: REDACTED at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (DPjeO)

Who are we to interfere with a credible Democrat investigation of an elected President not named Jeb. After all, Beria established the requirements for determining crime.

Posted by: RNC Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 10:21 PM (f3oO4)

52 They are Brooks. My daughter bought a pair and I tried them on and they felt great. So I shelled out $150 and not a bit sorry. I paid as much for Vionics which are supposed to be great and I couldn't wear them. I have arthritis in both feet but my right one is the worse. These are like walking on air. So comfortable.
Posted by: Jewells45
----
You get what you pay for with good shoes. I've learned that lesson the hard way. Cheap shoes will ruin your feet.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:22 PM (UUBmN)

53 I don't know who this chick is, but the DM says she has a peach posterior, one of my favorites DM phrases:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6942735

-
CNN may have betrayed, but the Daily Mail is on our side.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 10:23 PM (+y/Ru)

54 Just took a spin through the pet thread, so sorry for you loss mishum.

Posted by: betty at April 20, 2019 10:23 PM (aUHJk)

55 Cats are restless because Mommy (and her daughter) was gone most of the day. And Pooky is too (forgot to take his meds). Pookette,within two minutes of getting back into the house, launched into Pooky's chair and spilled Mt Dew all over the white carpet.

Why do I do these Girls' Day Out things again?!

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 20, 2019 10:24 PM (XKZwp)

56
Kirsten Gilibrand hangs out with a drag queen and lets him wear one of her dresses. The drag queen does indeed wear it better:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6943123

If you think this is asinine, you ain't seen nothing yet and this motley crew of Dems gets to going on the campaign trail. They are all gonna try to out-gay and out-tranny each other.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:24 PM (NMAzL)

57 The only flip flops I can wear are Clarks. Very comfy and good arch support.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

58 publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear

That is a peachy posterior. She is one well-toned model. She seems bendy as well.

And someone is already tired of her attitude.

If I was single, and went out with her, well, a big finish would be the lead on my obituary.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:25 PM (u82oZ)

59 The cleaning supplies Easter baskets say good parenting, yet at the same time... the childhood obesity says extremely poor parenting.

Posted by: Hey Arnold! at April 20, 2019 10:25 PM (VB3qu)

60 Heavy Metal thread!

*turns up to eleventy*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, tx
Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 10:12 PM (0Kh3z)

Megadeth is playing at a venue 1.5 miles from my house in August. It will be the first concert I've been to since my daughter was born 15 years ago. Can't wait to see all us old white guys and gals trying not to break a hip in the pit.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 10:25 PM (VJBq9)

61 That Easter Basket picture is hilarious, MisHum!

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:25 PM (PN4U+)

62 I can wear olukai and fitflops.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:25 PM (UUBmN)

63
Peachy posterior. Pert posterior. Things that will never be said about Brie Larson.

I watched those sidebar interviews with her. What a bitch.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:27 PM (NMAzL)

64 Those can openers in the first ad picture -- anybody except me remember them being called "church keys"?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:28 PM (ebZss)

65 Misanthropic Humanitarian

I am sending that Easter basket picture to a few moms I know. Thanks.

And my condolences on your loss with regards to Darbie, your wonderful Irish Setter. May her memory always shine.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:28 PM (u82oZ)

66 I don't mean to brag, but I have some Clarke's flip flops I bought in 2005 and they still fit!

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 10:28 PM (PN4U+)

67 So far Hays, KS seems to be a not awful place to be stranded until Monday when the van can be repaired.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (eljor)

68 I saw Megadeth they were awesome.

Posted by: Ha at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (MAstk)

69 Ladies, if you wear Brooks shoes def check amazon and Zappos and shoebuy.com. I have found great deals on Brooks on these sites and will buy as many pairs as I can. I am a fan of the Brooks Ghost line.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (kWa+z)

70 aw, sorry about your sweet dogged, Mis. Hum.

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (xIKXj)

71 53 I don't know who this chick is, but the DM says she has a peach posterior, one of my favorites DM phrases:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6942735

-
CNN may have betrayed, but the Daily Mail is on our side.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 10:23 PM (+y/Ru)

--Related to Lionel/Nicole Richie?

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (XAYDB)

72
Speaking of sidebars, the Daily Mail's is the best. T&A galore. It's called "Femail".

Miley got mixed up and called it the "Shemale sidebar".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:30 PM (NMAzL)

73 Who are we to interfere with a credible Democrat investigation of an elected President not named Jeb. After all, Beria established the requirements for determining crime.

-
Ari Fleischer
@AriFleischer
POTUS should declare victory and move on. Let the conspiracy theory Ds walk the impeachment plank. They'll divide. POTUS should rise above and do his job.

-
Yeah, Ari, we can either sit here and dwell on who lied about who but, especially this time of year, we should bend over and spread the other cheek.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 10:30 PM (+y/Ru)

74 Lard's due for a comeback. I cook with it a lot. It smells like lard when you're cooking, but the food won't taste of it. Crisps things up nicely.

Beef tallow is nice for pan-fried burgers, and it is just amazing for any form of fried potato. There's a reason McDonald's used it until the Hindus got upset.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:30 PM (ed8K1)

75 Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (kWa+z)

Good to know! I bought mine at Dick's ( I know, I know) but they are the only place that sells them here.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 10:31 PM (dUJdY)

76 Don't Brooks run narrow?

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:31 PM (UUBmN)

77 There is a bar in Wisconsin named Sobelman*s that make bloody Mary*s that come with a buffet attached. Someday I want to go and try their offerings.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:31 PM (kWa+z)

78 67 So far Hays, KS seems to be a not awful place to be stranded until Monday when the van can be repaired.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (eljor)

--Hayes, not Hays

(only know because Best Man to Hayes State grad)

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:31 PM (XAYDB)

79
Oh, Zettai, you dig the skinny little spinner chicks. Here's one for you from the Femail sidebar:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6940199

Suki Waterhouse is her name. Hmmmm. That would be a good name for a pee-whore.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:32 PM (NMAzL)

80 Where does one buy beef tallow.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:32 PM (UUBmN)

81 Posted by: Ha at April 20, 2019 10:29 PM (MAstk)

Saw them open for Maiden in 88 or 89 in East Troy Wisconsin. It was one hell of a good show.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 10:32 PM (VJBq9)

82 Posted by: betty at April 20, 2019 10:23 PM (aUHJk)

Thank you Betty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:32 PM (aA3+G)

83 Polliwog the 'Ette

Are you traveling East on I-70? Because Hayes is only 3.5 hours from me. A chip shot by Kansas standards.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:33 PM (u82oZ)

84 Not sure about that Bloody Mary. I'm sure I would enjoy it, but when you have to load up your drink (or your hot dog!) with a bunch of unrelated crap, is your drink actually good, or are you covering?

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:33 PM (ed8K1)

85 Mott the Hoople got their name from a novel by Willard Manus . a favorite of their producer...

Posted by: JoeF. at April 20, 2019 10:33 PM (o1fzk)

86 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (XAYDB)

Where should I send your refund?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (aA3+G)

87 --No offense, MisHum, but this is not only common knowledge, but canon among the Horde.
Posted by: logprof


Eh, we need to restate things for the newbies and lurkers once in a while.

Posted by: mikeski at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (P1f+c)

88 Lard's due for a comeback. I cook with it a lot. It
smells like lard when you're cooking, but the food won't taste of it.
Crisps things up nicely.

Posted by: Splunge
-----Word. And Keto friendly ftw.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (Y4EXg)

89 Academy Sports has Brooks. My wife likes them.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (u82oZ)

90 Well, I busted my ass today. Layed 3 bags of mulch, planted some zinnias, cleaned off the deck, planted more bulbs (begonias.. they're gonna be beautiful) made some jewelry, took pics of said jewelry, cleaned entire upstairs and loaded 4 boxes of stuff for Goodwill.

I'm fucking pooped ya'll. See ya in the morning. Happy Easter. Stay safe.

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

91 Lin-duh Brooks does come in wides if you need it. I have a pretty wide foot and they fit me fine.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (kWa+z)

92 Quarks got their name from one of James Joyce's incomprehensible novels.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (ed8K1)

93 Goodnight jewels!

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (kWa+z)

94 Good night, Jewells45 .

Sweet dreams.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (u82oZ)

95 Saw them open for Maiden in 88 or 89 in East Troy Wisconsin. It was one hell of a good show.
Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher
----
Saw Maiden a few years back....horrible show. The lead singer would sing a few bars and then for a while disappear. Repeated this the whole, very short show. Total waste of money!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (UUBmN)

96 I'll take the bacon and leave the beverage.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (NWiLs)

97 So, NaCly drove to Topeka on Friday and yet...

Polli stranded in Hays and this is the first I hear of it...

Fine.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (E9vLe)

98 Sad I missed the movie thread, I watched the side bar Soft Cheese/Hemsworth interview. He came across soooo badly. Totally cringey for sure. Neither Thor nor Rodey looked comfortable with her.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (IDhUW)

99 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6940199
Suki Waterhouse is her name. Hmmmm. That would be a good name for a pee-whore.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:32 PM


Thanks, publius! You know my tastes well...

Suki looks absolutely adorable... And fit, too!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (CLcKT)

100
I've gone back to Brooks as well. Runner's World used to do these shoe reviews back in the '80s, and IIRC, there was some scandal where Brooks was always coming in #1 on all the tests.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (NMAzL)

101 And those drinks look excellent!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (IDhUW)

102 Night Jewells.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (ffYR/)

103 Quarks got their name from one of James Joyce's incomprehensible novels.
Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (ed8K1)


Interesting. Actually I understand quarks, muons, and leptons much more than any single paragraph of Joyce's.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 10:37 PM (aS1PU)

104 Suki Waterhouse is her name.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear


So, when the Daily Mail says "extreme side-boob", they mean "showing a bit of side-nipple"?

Posted by: mikeski at April 20, 2019 10:37 PM (P1f+c)

105 Hey teej ~ hi again!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:37 PM (IDhUW)

106 >>Son of Sam the Butcher


Congrats on surviving the arm pit known as Alpine Valley

Fucking dump

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

107
Consider this: assuming that it likely no longer exists, someone once served as the last head of the Lard Information Council ... do you think that they included that fact in their obituary?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2019 10:38 PM (80Uh3)

108 98 Sad I missed the movie thread, I watched the side bar Soft Cheese/Hemsworth interview. He came across soooo badly. Totally cringey for sure. Neither Thor nor Rodey looked comfortable with her.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (IDhUW)

SHE!!! Not he!

Although I suppose she can identify as she chooses.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:39 PM (IDhUW)

109
Greetings fappers and fappees.
I just got in from my gig and boy are my arms tired. Not really, but I still can't think of a good joke for that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:39 PM (HaL55)

110 86 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:15 PM (XAYDB)

Where should I send your refund?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (aA3+G)

87 --No offense, MisHum, but this is not only common knowledge, but canon among the Horde.
Posted by: logprof

Eh, we need to restate things for the newbies and lurkers once in a while.
Posted by: mikeski at April 20, 2019 10:34 PM (P1f+c)

-- ^^^


Oh, and Mis Hum, please credit my Cardboard Member account.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:40 PM (XAYDB)

111 > You get what you pay for with good shoes. I've learned that lesson the hard way. Cheap shoes will ruin your feet.

Yep. And cheap mattresses can screw up your whole body. Never cheap out on shoes or mattresses.

BUT... you do have to keep in mind that while cheap shoes and mattresses are crap, expensive shoes and mattresses aren't necessarily good. You have to do your research to determine whether the high price is due to their actual quality or simply due to trendiness.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:41 PM (0OWcv)

112 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:31 PM (XAYDB)

Nope, this one doesn't have an e. Apparently there *is* the one you're thinking of, but I have no idea where it is. This is a small town (but big enough to have a Walmart and Toyota dealership) west of Salina.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:41 PM (eljor)

113 Evenin' Horde, and Happy Easter!

My secret for reheating pizza - toss a few slices on the rack of a cold oven, and preheat to 350. By the time the oven is preheated, the pizza's good to go!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (8g9zh)

114 Jewells, what kind of shoes did you get?

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 10:17 PM (xIKXj)
---
ones with souls, i hope.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (ER1jH)

115 Cold leftover pizza -- best breakfast evah!!!!

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (ebZss)

116 Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

Looked it up. The Lard Information Council and that ad are spoofs created by a member of the Active Low Carbers forum back in 2012.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (u82oZ)

117

Don't breathe cheap air.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (aKsyK)

118 Did someone say lard?

Posted by: Tater Seltzer at April 20, 2019 10:43 PM (EgshT)

119 111 Yep. And cheap mattresses can screw up your whole body. Never cheap out on shoes or mattresses.

BUT... you do have to keep in mind that while cheap shoes and mattresses are crap, expensive shoes and mattresses aren't necessarily good. You have to do your research to determine whether the high price is due to their actual quality or simply due to trendiness. Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:41 PM (0OWcv)


This is nothing but the truth. But one could add: or due to people trying to fool you that they are selling something high-quality.

Next time you're in the market for a mattress, I highly recommend reading what the mattress geeks (yes, of course those exist) at the mattress underground forum have to say.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:43 PM (ed8K1)

120 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:33 PM (u82oZ)

Yes, east on I-70 and it looks like the front right wheel-bearing is going out. Very rough ride and then warning messages. Hot wheel center.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (eljor)

121 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:40 PM (XAYDB)


Credit is in the mail

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

122 Don't breathe cheap air.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (aKsyK)


I only breathe Perriair.

Posted by: President Scroon at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (aS1PU)

123 92 Quarks got their name from one of James Joyce's incomprehensible novels.
Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:35 PM (ed8K1)

--James Joyce penned "Golden Hair"

https://youtu.be/mzWuok7EyjA

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (XAYDB)

124 Funny, I just started cooking with lard.

Posted by: t-bird at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (xSo9G)

125 Hiya AK.
And this time I'm not over 100 comments getting back to ya.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (E9vLe)

126 Scroob, dammit, Scroob

Posted by: President Scroon at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (aS1PU)

127 103 Interesting. Actually I understand quarks, muons, and leptons much more than any single paragraph of Joyce's.
Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 10:37 PM (aS1PU)


I was going to say "that's because they actually make sense," but then I remembered the two-slit experiment.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (ed8K1)

128 This beef tallow, where does one get it?

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (UUBmN)

129 Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 10:36 PM (E9vLe)

It was midnight when I drove through the other direction Sunday/Monday.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (eljor)

130 I completely agree on the cheap shoes/mattress thing. We bought a mattress from Art Van almost 2 years ago. It was around 3k on sale. It is STILL the most comfortable bed i have ever slept in.
I have been a Brooks shoe fan since the 80s, they have always been awesome for my feet/gait.

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (kWa+z)

131 Don't breathe cheap air.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:42 PM (aKsyK)


I only breathe Perriair.
Posted by: President Scroon at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (aS1PU)

-------------------------------

Sod off, ya poser!

Posted by: President Skroob at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (8g9zh)

132 Polliwog the 'Ette

The local Sternberg Museum of Natural History is interesting. If you like dinosaurs, that is.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (u82oZ)

133
Way back when I was just starting out in machine shops, we'd mix some lard in with our cutting oil. It worked great for tapping threads in holes and you'd rarely break a tap off inside when you used it.

You didn't want to break a tap off inside a threaded hole. Took forever to remove it and the foreman would remember that forever. And by "forever" I mean "come time to pass out raises."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (HaL55)

134 I worked backstage at a conert arena until about a year and a half ago.

Although they might not be getting groupies the way they did in the past, the groupie culture is far from dead. It's actually most apprent in the hip hop/ rap culture; after a show, it's basically a freaking plethora of scantaily clad women who are guests of the band. Whores on parade.


Also... 29 olds are not the ones to ask about groupie procurement. Ask the bands tour manager. Or maybe even the stage manager. Most of those guys are over 35. They are they ones who have direct contact with the band, rather than some 29 year old who is somewhat new on the crew.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (TYC2c)

135 > but then I remembered the two-slit experiment.

The Two-Slit Experiment was a classic porn movie, right?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (0OWcv)

136 Broke my heart when the local Mexican restaurants quit frying everything in lard. Haven't had a decent puffy taco in many, many moons.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:47 PM (ebZss)

137 128 This beef tallow, where does one get it?
Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (UUBmN)


I don't have a better answer than "the internet," but that's where I found what I thought was 5 lbs of it, and, when it arrived, it was 5 gallons. I spent a day messily scooping it into various containers for the freezer, but later I read you can just store it at room temperature.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:47 PM (ed8K1)

138 125 Hiya AK.
And this time I'm not over 100 comments getting back to ya.
Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 10:44 PM (E9vLe)
----
Been fishing? Have a gig this weekend?

I started work on "new" kitchen cabinets for my rental that is tenantless at the moment.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:47 PM (IDhUW)

139 I saw Two-Slit Experiment open for Thread the Hole at Hammerjacks back in '87.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (kQs4Y)

140 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019

That was the only place that had summer shows around here back then. Soldier field maybe? Even back then we avoided the shithole known as Chicago.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (VJBq9)

141 Every year Mohammed wanted Aisha to be 8 again too.

Posted by: ... at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (uEbPt)

142 Polliwog the 'Ette

You want me to meet you for dinner in Manhattan, my treat, as long as it's not too expensive?

I am booked Monday for lunch.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (u82oZ)

143 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (u82oZ)

The Kidlets and I have been noticing that *every* town in Kansas has a museum.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:49 PM (eljor)

144 Nope, this one doesn't have an e. Apparently there *is* the one you're thinking of, but I have no idea where it is. This is a small town (but big enough to have a Walmart and Toyota dealership) west of Salina.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:41 PM (eljor)


--So KS has a Hays and a Hayes?

Yeesh.


Trivia: VA used to have a town named Odd and a town named Ordinary.

Ordinary remains.

[thinks of how to tuck this factoid into novel]

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:49 PM (XAYDB)

145 > Broke my heart when the local Mexican restaurants quit frying everything in lard.

I use nothing but lard in my FryGranpappy deep fryer, and it is awesome.

Most larger supermarkets still carry lard, but sometimes you have to look around to find it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:50 PM (0OWcv)

146
The Scout troop conducted our annual food drive for a local food bank today from 8:00 to 4:00. We have done it on the Saturday before Easter for nearly a decade now. Folks are quite supportive and we usually deliver a hefty load of foodstuffs and funds to the food bank.

It isn't until the evening that I realize that spending eight hours standing up makes for a long and tiring day. G'night, all!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 20, 2019 10:50 PM (80Uh3)

147 Broke my heart when the local Mexican restaurants quit frying everything in lard. Haven't had a decent puffy taco in many, many moons.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:47 PM (ebZss)


This is the truth.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 10:50 PM (aS1PU)

148 #Kateurday Happy Easter ONT Compliance Video

https://tinyurl.com/yyznmwsl

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2019 10:50 PM (0Ntuf)

149 I don't have a better answer than "the internet," but that's where I found what I thought was 5 lbs of it, and, when it arrived, it was 5 gallons. I spent a day messily scooping it into various containers for the freezer, but later I read you can just store it at room temperature.
Posted by: Splunge
----
Too funny! Sounds like something that would happen to me. My husband suggested I make some pemmican to take backpacking and I believe it's just dried meat and tallow.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:51 PM (UUBmN)

150 Proper English would be, "Eaten again."

Posted by: davidt at April 20, 2019 10:51 PM (T9ePH)

151 Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (VJBq9)

So a cheesehead?

I've been there a number of times. What's a guy gonna do to catch an act he wants to see?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:52 PM (aA3+G)

152 Good night Krebs

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (IDhUW)

153
I worked backstage at a conert arena until about a year and a half ago.

I read that roadie post. I can't say I'm at all disappointed with the kids vs groupies scene today from reading that. It's about time some sanity was returned to the rock scene. Maybe hope isn't lost on the newer generation after all.

And that one line "Can you imagine Keith Richards having secks today?" No, thank goodness. I can't. We do really need to start thinking more seriously about the world we're going to leave for him, tho'.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (HaL55)

154 145 -- I have a Super Mercado Nuestra Familia a few blocks away. Huge stacks of both one pound blocks and five pound tube of lard.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (ebZss)

155 Wasn't lard and tallow the proximate cause of the Sepoy Rebellion?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (CLcKT)

156 Captain Josepha Sabin

How are you? Are the floods subsiding at last?

And I answered you on the SCA chapter here. I know people in it, was coworkers with one. I thought of being an alchemist, but I've been too busy to have alternate hobbies lately.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (u82oZ)

157 Haven't been fishing yet.
Explorer being down really has me, well, down.
The Toy, while it could be done, just doesn'doesn'g feel like fishing.

No gigs this weekend so no frogs legs for me. (How's that BB? )
We only play a couple times a month. Gary and Steve have, you know, actual lives. And with True North being back together Gary has gigs here and there with them also.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 10:54 PM (E9vLe)

158
'Night Krebs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:54 PM (HaL55)

159 Tubs not tube. Autocucumber strikes again.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:54 PM (ebZss)

160 I've heard good things about air fryers. Haven't tried it myself.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 20, 2019 10:54 PM (IDhUW)

161 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:48 PM (u82oZ)

A very sweet offer, but we're hoping to be back in Texas and most of the way home Monday night. I've been told that if it's the bearing it won't take long to fix once places are open and the goal is to get back on the road as soon after as possible.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 10:54 PM (eljor)

162 Spinal Tap is on TCM right now.

Just did the line about playing smaller arenas - "Is the bands popularity dropping?"
"oh no, no, we're simply becoming more selective in our audience".

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 10:55 PM (V2Yro)

163 Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:51 PM (UUBmN)


Pemmican? Are you part of the Lewis & Clark expedition?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:55 PM (aA3+G)

164 "Wasn't lard and tallow the proximate cause of the Sepoy Rebellion?"
^^^^^^
Weren't

And according to Wikipedia, no.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 20, 2019 10:55 PM (7s3Gx)

165 > Wasn't lard and tallow the proximate cause of the Sepoy Rebellion?

So the story goes -- rumors that the British rifle cartridges were lubed with tallow (which pissed off the Hindus) and/or lard (which pissed off the Muslims).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:56 PM (0OWcv)

166 Polliwog the 'Ette

I know there is no way I can compete with Texas. And I-35 is the way to go, so you will turn right at Salina, an hour west of us.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:56 PM (u82oZ)

167
This beef tallow, where does one get it?

Beef candles.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 10:57 PM (aKsyK)

168 I had a pint at Lard & Tallow when I was in York.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 10:57 PM (lnki2)

169 The Kidlets and I have been noticing that *every* town in Kansas has a museum.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette
-------
Well, I've mentioned this before.

When I was younger, I would take a 10 day to two week motorcycle/camping trip every year. I always traveled the tiniest little back roads on the map.

In the course of those trips, I would happen upon all sorts of interesting Americana. Local festivals, museums, mom & pop restaurants, etc., and of course, the people.

At any rate, my favorite two museums were the Greyhound Bus Museum in Hibbing, Minnesota, and the Granite Museum in Elberton, Georgia.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

170
No gigs this weekend so no frogs legs for me. (How's that BB? )

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, teej.

BTW, I think I found a comment of yours on a YooToob page not too long ago. It was something about guitars, and it was spelled the same way you spell your nic here. Was that you?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:58 PM (HaL55)

171 > And according to Wikipedia, no.

Err....


"The final spark was provided by the ammunition for the new Enfield P-53 rifle.[38] These rifles, which fired Minié balls, had a tighter fit than the earlier muskets, and used paper cartridges that came pre-greased. To load the rifle, sepoys had to bite the cartridge open to release the powder.[39] The grease used on these cartridges was rumoured to include tallow derived from beef, which would be offensive to Hindus,[40] and pork, which would be offensive to Muslims."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 10:58 PM (0OWcv)

172 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:49 PM (XAYDB

FYI, VA still has a village named Village!

Named in simpler times, of course!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 10:58 PM (f3oO4)

173 the Granite Museum in Elberton, Georgia.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

That's not to far from us, and I've never been. What made it memorable for you?

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (PN4U+)

174
At any rate, my favorite two museums were the Greyhound Bus Museum in Hibbing, Minnesota, and the Granite Museum in Elberton, Georgia.

--------

Hibbing has a Greyhound Bus Museum? That's like Liverpool having a waffle museum.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (lnki2)

175 This beef tallow, where does one get it?
Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (UUBmN)

From a butcher.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (Rz2Nc)

176 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 10:52 PM (aA3+G)

Sorry to disappoint. I'm south of the Cheddar curtain.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (VJBq9)

177 172 Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 10:49 PM (XAYDB

FYI, VA still has a village named Village!

Named in simpler times, of course!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 10:58 PM (f3oO4)

--Okay, gotta look that up.

Oh, and do look up Tangier Island.

One of the most remarkable places in America.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (XAYDB)

178 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 10:56 PM (u82oZ)

That is indeed the route. I'm bummed about not getting to meet you, but more so about not getting to spend Easter with my grandparents for the first time in my life. That was the plan for tomorrow if we'd gotten home on time.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (eljor)

179 Err....





"The final spark was provided by the ammunition for the new Enfield P-53 rifle.[38]


Final spark, not proximate cause...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (7s3Gx)

180 > Hibbing has a Greyhound Bus Museum?

Well, Hibbing is a good place to take a Greyhound out of.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (0OWcv)

181 128 lin-duh

This beef tallow, where does one get it?


You start with an Angus cow. Bring in bull semen. Raise the resulting calf on free-range prairie grass and mama Angus milk.

Finish at a feed lot, then slaughter. The extra fat is tallow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (u82oZ)

182 Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 11:00 PM (VJBq9)

Can't be that far sout if you're venturing into East Troy to avoid Chicago

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (aA3+G)

183 Well, Hibbing is a good place to take a Greyhound out of.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (0OWcv)

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*fistbump*

Posted by: R. Zimmerman at April 20, 2019 11:02 PM (lnki2)

184 > Final spark, not proximate cause...

Now you're just spinning.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (0OWcv)

185 For Easter dinner tomorrow I'm making 3 cherry delights. with a few raspberries thrown in, too.

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (xIKXj)

186 https://infogalactic.com/info/Village,_Virginia

--That's pretty damn cool.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (XAYDB)

187 *fistbump*
Posted by: R. Zimmerman

Exactly the person I had in mind.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 20, 2019 11:04 PM (0OWcv)

188 Now you're just spinning.


Nuhuh. That's what spinner girls are for...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 20, 2019 11:04 PM (7s3Gx)

189 185 For Easter dinner tomorrow I'm making 3 cherry delights. with a few raspberries thrown in, too.
Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (xIKXj)

Brats
Cole slaw
Baked beans
Brownies
Simple yet exquisite

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 11:04 PM (aA3+G)

190 185 For Easter dinner tomorrow I'm making 3 cherry delights. with a few raspberries thrown in, too.
Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (xIKXj)

I'm making hashbrown casserole. We bought a pre-cooked pre-sliced ham, too.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:04 PM (PN4U+)

191 Ok, Saturday night joke, the wife said she figured the punchline early, from the wife looking in the mirror. I said, I would have pretended she said 18 again. You could have done lots of the same stuff, with some extra goodies thrown in.

Good joke though.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (Rz2Nc)

192 World we're going to leave for Keith Richards.

Theeered winner right there folks.

Polli, going to have a very long day again walking next to highways, recording cracks and such.
You'll probably be through and gone by the time I get off but if something holds you up again, say something here Monday evening.
I'm sure NaCly and I both want to help any way we can.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (E9vLe)

193
When I was unloading the car a bit ago, the full moon looked enormous. Somebody said there's a name for this moon the other nite, but I've already forgotten it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (HaL55)

194 Had my annual physical early this week. Lost 40 pounds since last time he measured. BP way down and off meds. Blood glucose way down. Good/bad cholesterol within the norm. Doc asked what I was doing and I started to tell him low carb/Keto/Intermittent fasting and I could tell he wasn't receptive at all. He told me to go back to my standard American diet because Keto bad or something.

I expected the same treatment from my Dr since I started low carb eating in 8/2015. Been suprised how well it has been accepted by the medical community here. Not a single detrimental comment. Down 86 pounds and off blood pressure meds. Still take chlosterol meds. Blood sugar allways on the middle of normal.

Posted by: Agitator at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (m9DnX)

195 193

When I was unloading the car a bit ago, the full moon looked
enormous. Somebody said there's a name for this moon the other nite, but
I've already forgotten it.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (HaL55)


Probably not Brie.

Posted by: davidt at April 20, 2019 11:06 PM (T9ePH)

196 193
When I was unloading the car a bit ago, the full moon looked enormous. Somebody said there's a name for this moon the other nite, but I've already forgotten it.

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That's no moon.

Posted by: Adobe Juan Kenobe at April 20, 2019 11:07 PM (lnki2)

197 Pink Moon

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 20, 2019 11:07 PM (Rarvo)

198 Pink moon...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 11:07 PM (CLcKT)

199 Pink moon.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (lnki2)

200 This beef tallow, where does one get it?


You start with an Angus cow. Bring in bull semen. Raise the resulting calf on free-range prairie grass and mama Angus milk.

Finish at a feed lot, then slaughter. The extra fat is tallow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (u82oZ)


When I was in high school I worked at Taco Bell. We made everything inside the store so the beans started out as raw hard pinto beans and we pressured cooked then mashed them. We cooked big 10 lb. bags of ground beef then drained the fat. We then took the fat out to the back and emptied it into a 55 gal drum. The drums were picked up by a rendering company.

Back then Taco Bell was real food and tasty too.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (aS1PU)

201 the Granite Museum in Elberton, Georgia.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

That's not to far from us, and I've never been. What made it memorable for you?
Posted by: ALH
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Well, it's the only granite museum I've ever visited...quite possibly, the only one in the world. How could I forget that? It lends me a certain cachet, no? I mean, has anyone else ever been to a granite museum?

All the allure of a side show, except there's nothing there but granite. Here a lump of granite, there a lump of granite.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (xSo9G)

202 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 11:01 PM (aA3+G)

It's not quite 2 hours to get to Alpine. Takes almost as long to get to Wrigley although that's considerably closer.

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (VJBq9)

203 yum, brats and hash brown casserole and all that's great, to be sure.

I'm going to my brother's farm where we're having ham and turkey, mashed taters, creamed peas, and cherry delight.

down on the Illinois farm.

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (xIKXj)

204 What, that wasn't a joke?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (lnki2)

205 Aunty made the best pie crust in the world. _lard.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (nhBb/)

206 All the allure of a side show, except there's nothing there but granite. Here a lump of granite, there a lump of granite.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (xSo9G)

If you want to see a huge lump of granite, go to Stone Mountain. It's the Mother of all Granite Lumps.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (PN4U+)

207 BackwardsBoy

Some people call it the Pink Moon, but I call it the Planters Moon, in harmony with the Harvest Moon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (u82oZ)

208 Paschal full moon

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (f3oO4)

209

Hah! Looks the Queen is going to ship Harry and his bitch bride off to Africa:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6943657

The Queen doesn't even want her on British soil. They're talking it up as some great honor, but I'm sure the Queen wants that crazy bitch as far away as possible.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (NMAzL)

210
Ah, Pink Moon. Goodness gracious, the CRSA is getting bad. Anyway, it was certainly a sight to see. It's clear down here right now after that front came through the other day. Chilly, too. For down here, that is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:10 PM (HaL55)

211 Wasn't me BB.

Can't do utube on the phone and would be in trouble commenting at work, though I can watch bits on break and lunch.

Maybe need to change my nic here?

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 11:10 PM (E9vLe)

212 I do too, Salty. At least that's what comes to mind.

Planting moon.

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:10 PM (xIKXj)

213 Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 11:05 PM (E9vLe)

I certainly appreciate the offer. My dad's also offered to come take us back to CO, but being 400 miles from the vehicle is silly, and the whole reason he's in CO is to help my Mother-in-law (my Father-in-law passed away last Friday and we were on our way home today after the funeral Thursday) which he can't do if he's driving all over the plains fetching us.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 11:10 PM (eljor)

214 Hah! Looks the Queen is going to ship Harry and his bitch bride off to Africa:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6943657

The Queen doesn't even want her on British soil. They're talking it up as some great honor, but I'm sure the Queen wants that crazy bitch as far away as possible.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (NMAzL)

The Queen is Racist? hahaha

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:11 PM (PN4U+)

215
And Planter's Moon makes sense, too.
And Paschal Moon, I'll need to look that up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:12 PM (HaL55)

216 Did someone say Keith Richards?

I admit this is one of my all-time fave Stones tracks, largely because it accurately describes how things went for me at several of my previous jobs...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dGoKgSknuk

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 11:12 PM (miE9U)

217 That's not to far from us, and I've never been. What made it memorable for you?
Posted by: ALH
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Have you been to see the Guidestones?

Anyhow, granite museum: http://tinyurl.com/y4xg7k7r

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:13 PM (CDGwz)

218 Polliwog the 'Ette

teej, Ben Had, and bluebell have my e-mail, as does Misanthropic Humanitarian and CBD. I may be missing the threads the next two days. But I will check my e-mail to see if I can help.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:14 PM (u82oZ)

219 And Planter's Moon makes sense, too.
And Paschal Moon, I'll need to look that up.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy
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I linked to info on last night's ONT.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:14 PM (CDGwz)

220 Have you been to see the Guidestones?

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Is that anything like Stonehenge?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:14 PM (lnki2)

221 Hah! Looks the Queen is going to ship Harry and his bitch bride off to Africa:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6943657

The Queen doesn't even want her on British soil. They're talking it up as some great honor, but I'm sure the Queen wants that crazy bitch as far away as possible.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:09 PM (NMAzL)

--So you're effectively saying Prince Harry stuck his dick in Crazy?

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 11:14 PM (XAYDB)

222
Maybe need to change my nic here?
Nah, I wouldn't. But it wasn't capitalized either. Just exactly like your nic is spelled here.

Maybe it's your twin that everybody's supposed to have somewhere out there...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:14 PM (HaL55)

223 Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at April 20, 2019 11:08 PM (VJBq9)


If you're any where near Rockford I will wave at you next month

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

224 When I drive to Village, Va. I take Drinking Swamp Rd.

It is a regular journey for me when I head to Callao.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (FTlwv)

225 For Easter dinner tomorrow I'm making 3 cherry delights. with a few raspberries thrown in, too.
Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:03 PM (xIKXj)

I'm making brisket, mashed potatoes and gravy, and brussel sprouts.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (Rz2Nc)

226
One of my favorite Stones' songs -- the story of my life:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo34VhfcetU

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (NMAzL)

227 And with that, I need to turn in.

Have a blessed Easter, everyone. And remember: He is Risen.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (u82oZ)

228
I'll check your link out in the morning, Mike Hammer. With covfefe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (HaL55)

229 Granite Museum Amenities: Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free admission and parking.


I can see why you were impressed, Mike Hammer, etc.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (PN4U+)

230
And Planter's Moon makes sense, too.

When Mister Peanut bends over.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 11:16 PM (aKsyK)

231 publius, also a classic...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 11:16 PM (miE9U)

232 Granite Museum Amenities: Restrooms and Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free admission and parking.

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The Shale Museum has a kids play area.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:16 PM (lnki2)

233
'Night, NaCly Dawg.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:17 PM (HaL55)

234 Is that anything like Stonehenge?
Posted by: Cicero
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A little newer.
http://tinyurl.com/ozjtwuo

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:17 PM (CDGwz)

235 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (u82oZ)

Blessed Easter to you to Salty.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 20, 2019 11:17 PM (eljor)

236 The Shale Museum has a kids play area.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:16 PM (lnki2)

Sounds like Disneyland.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (PN4U+)

237 And with that, I need to turn in.

Have a blessed Easter, everyone. And remember: He is Risen.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (u82oZ)


night Salty.

He is risen indeed.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (aS1PU)

238 I can see why you were impressed, Mike Hammer, etc.
Posted by: ALH
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Well, I admit that it doesn't take much.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (CDGwz)

239 This beef tallow, where does one get it?

Posted by: lin-duh at April 20, 2019 10:45 PM (UUBmN)

1) Tallow is rendered from the fat around the kidneys of the steer. 2) You can buy it on Amazon. There. No matter which way you meant that question, you have the answer.

Posted by: HTL at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (xOOs/)

240 Well, if it's a guy, hopefully for his sake we're not identical twins.

Time to say goodnight.

Love each other fellow babies.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 11:19 PM (E9vLe)

241 It's Cosmo's moon.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 20, 2019 11:19 PM (nhBb/)

242 It's Cosmo's moon.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 20, 2019 11:19 PM (nhBb/)


I like that movie.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 20, 2019 11:19 PM (aS1PU)

243 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (CDGwz)

What brought you to Elberton? Business or Leisure?

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:19 PM (PN4U+)

244 Good night and Christian love, NaCly Dog!

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:20 PM (xIKXj)

245 The reason that the Greyhound Museum is in Hibbing, is that that is where the bus line was founded..

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:20 PM (CDGwz)

246 156 NaCly Dog -- Yes, the floods have mostly subsided for the moment. The damage is in the millions, and it's not just houses; it's roads, too. A big chunk of I 29 got washed out.

Sorry I didn't catch your post on SCA site. I've been out of it for about twenty years or so. I have up when too many people started taking it way too seriously.

I never really had a persona per se. It just depended on how much I weighed and who I could finagle into making garb for me. One time, I had the most beautiful houpelond. I loved it, but five pounds later, the zip wouldn't zip. My last set of garb was a long tunic and surplice. Until I quit selling jewelry at Renfaires a couple years back, I used to wear it there. It was light and cool and I could wear shorts and a few short under it. I never had a registered device or name, either. When I got around to it, the heralds were getting very stuffy about names and devices, and it wasn't worth the effort.

Thanks for checking back with me here at Ace's Bar and Grill.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 11:20 PM (ebZss)

247 'Night, NaCly. See you on the Monday EMT!

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 11:20 PM (PN4U+)

248
One of my favorite Stones' songs -- the story of my life:

They shot that video in the Holodeck, eh?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:22 PM (HaL55)

249 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:18 PM (CDGwz)

What brought you to Elberton? Business or Leisure?
Posted by: ALH
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A back road on the map.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:22 PM (CDGwz)

250 A cursory search of the intertubes shows that there is also a Granite Museum in Barre, Vermont.

That said .... Dude! I want to party with you.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:22 PM (Cfzj6)

251 Have a blessed Easter, everyone. And remember: He is Risen.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 20, 2019 11:15 PM (u82oZ)

Goodnight, thanks, and you too.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 11:22 PM (Rz2Nc)

252
'Night teej.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:23 PM (HaL55)

253 For the best in red granite and red granite accessories see Elephant Rock(s) SP in MO.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 20, 2019 11:23 PM (RuIsu)

254 I prefer "Wild Horses" by the Stones or better yet,
The Flying Burrito Brothers

Posted by: booknlass at April 20, 2019 11:23 PM (xIKXj)

255 A cursory search of the intertubes shows that there is also a Granite Museum in Barre, Vermont.
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Ah. So they say. But, do you know of anyone who has actually been there? I think not.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:24 PM (CDGwz)

256 I'm gonna check under the bushes tomorrow morning to see if the Easter bunny brought me any presents.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 11:25 PM (NWiLs)

257 256
I'm gonna check under the bushes tomorrow morning to see if the Easter bunny brought me any presents.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front


You'll just find more bunnies. The Easter Bunny is weird.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 11:27 PM (WNAuL)

258 Druid # 1: "I got this huge idea. High concept. We go to go to the Place of the Great Stones and cut a massive chunk of granite. I'm talking a 2001 sized slab. With our crummy copper tools it'll take like, 50 years to get one loose. Then, we drag the sucker, say 150 miles across the soggy plain. Then we get, like, 25 more, and do the same thing."

Druid #2: "And then what?"

Druid #1: "This is the awesome part. Then we arrange them standing up in a big circle."

Druid #2: "Why?"

Druid #1:

Druid #1: "Well, why not?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:27 PM (lnki2)

259 Granite is around 7 on the mohs hardness scale. Tough stuff, difficult to work with.

The ancient Egyptians were pretty much the masters of working with it. It's really quite remarkable. There seems to be only two camps on how they did it - the accepted wisdom is copper chisels and other primitive methods; OR, the nutbars say it was high tech/aliens/weirdo stuff.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:27 PM (Cfzj6)

260 258: That was suppose to be a shopping mall but they ran out of money.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 11:29 PM (WNAuL)

261 One should not take any good museum simply for granite.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 11:29 PM (0Kh3z)

262 Druid # 1: "I got this huge idea. High concept. We
go to go to the Place of the Great Stones and cut a massive chunk of
granite. I'm talking a 2001 sized slab. With our crummy copper tools
it'll take like, 50 years to get one loose. Then, we drag the sucker,
say 150 miles across the soggy plain. Then we get, like, 25 more, and
do the same thing."



Druid #2: "And then what?"



Druid #1: "This is the awesome part. Then we arrange them standing up in a big circle."



Druid #2: "Why?"



Druid #1:



Druid #1: "Well, why not?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:27 PM


If they'd managed all that, they could also have managed to get tin for bronze in Cornwall!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 11:29 PM (CLcKT)

263
"Ah. So they say. But, do you know of anyone who has actually been there? I think not."

Hm. You know you're right, come to think of it. Heck, it may not even exist. Could be some kind of scam.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:30 PM (Cfzj6)

264
You know, Mick Jagger just pranced and prissed around like a little queen all the time, didn't he?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:31 PM (NMAzL)

265 If they'd managed all that, they could also have managed to get tin for bronze in Cornwall!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 11:29 PM (CLcKT)

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Nope. Their bronze was strictly arsenical.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:31 PM (lnki2)

266 La chingadera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mZicWifK94

Posted by: Braenyard at April 20, 2019 11:32 PM (nhBb/)

267 264
You know, Mick Jagger just pranced and prissed around like a little queen all the time, didn't he?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:31 PM

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The value of one's entire career should not be based on the single terrible mistake of making the Dancing In The Street video.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:33 PM (lnki2)

268 I have bought the 375 ml bottle of George Washington's Original Recipe Moonshine. Cost me $100. Hated it.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:33 PM (XgxK4)

269 264: Well, he's English.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 11:33 PM (WNAuL)

270 268
I have bought the 375 ml bottle of George Washington's Original Recipe Moonshine. Cost me $100. Hated it.


Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:33 PM (XgxK4)

Addendum: This was the version that isn't aged.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:35 PM (XgxK4)

271 I don't cook with "Lard" though Bacon grease is kinda like lard I guess. I prefer butter for eggs and hash browns. For hash browns, clarified butter is the way to go but I never bother and they turn out great.

Bacon grease is excellent as a substitute for butter or margarine in cookies, however.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:35 PM (Cfzj6)

272 Bacon grease is excellent as a substitute for butter or margarine in cookies, however.
Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:35 PM (Cfzj6)

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And for searing a good piece of meat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 11:36 PM (lnki2)

273 You'll just find more bunnies. The Easter Bunny is weird.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 11:27 PM (WNAuL)

So it's bunnies all the way down.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 11:36 PM (NWiLs)

274 The XO makes tombstones. Barre and Georgia are two of the most commonly used granites for head stones. But granite does come in an incredible number of colors and shades. Two of my favorites are Wausau and a pitch black one that comes from India. Both are incredibly expensive so they aren't used very often.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 11:37 PM (ebZss)

275
Here's my favorite Stones song: Can't You Hear Me Knocking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkQ0LhcTNsY

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:37 PM (HaL55)

276 Keef once mentioned one of the downsides of being a Stone is having to look at Mick's bum all the time.

Not a huge Stones fan, but I have to like Keith Richards. The guy can bafely talk now, he sort of trails off at the end of every sentence and grunts and mumbles. What's weird, is I can actually understand him.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:38 PM (Cfzj6)

277 For quite a while I've surprised my house guests asking for a Bloody Mary, by supplying one made with a tiny amount of Liquid Smoke.

I call it a Smokejumper. TM me.

They all love it.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 20, 2019 11:38 PM (ooMrJ)

278 I'm gonna check under the bushes tomorrow morning to see if the Easter bunny brought me any presents.


Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 11:25 PM (NWiLs)

A Nurse Bunny?

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:38 PM (XgxK4)

279 ...The XO makes tombstones. Barre and Georgia are two of the most commonly used granites for head stones. But granite does come in an incredible number of colors and shades. Two of my favorites are Wausau and a pitch black one that comes from India. Both are incredibly expensive so they aren't used very often.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 11:37 PM (ebZss)




Can he carve me one that looks like a slice with pepperoni n' cheese?

'Cause that's what I want on MY Tombstone!


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 11:39 PM (0Kh3z)

280 28 Lin-duh I just started walking again this week. It's been 3 years. I never thought I would be able to again but good Lord it felt great! These new shoes have been a blessing.

Posted by: Puttin' on the Ritz! at April 20, 2019 11:41 PM (ooMrJ)

281
"Sympathy for the Devil" is probably my favorite. "Start Me Up" brings back memories of high school.

You make a dead man come, he says at the last.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:41 PM (NMAzL)

282 Jim: That's actually not the strangest thing he's ever been asked to put on a stone. Find a picture with strong contrast so he can do it in black and white, then get it to him.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 11:42 PM (ebZss)

283 "And for searing a good piece of meat"

That's true. I had this huge cowboy cut bone-in steak a couple weeks ago, there was no way to cook it over a fire/coals really, way too thick. I was camping. So I reverse seared it. Started out in a Dutch Oven on really low heat for about a half hour. Then got a fry pan as hot as I could get and seared a couple minutes on both sides with bacon grease as lube. It was fantastic!

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:43 PM (Cfzj6)

284 280
28 Lin-duh I just started walking again this week. It's been 3 years. I
never thought I would be able to again but good Lord it felt great!
These new shoes have been a blessing.



Posted by: Puttin' on the Ritz! at April 20, 2019 11:41 PM (ooMrJ)

Just like Gary Cooper...

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:43 PM (XgxK4)

285 I come from a family of stone masons. The area around Beverley, Yorkshire is populated with head stones which bear my g-g-grandfather's initials. Some very interesting decorative stone carvings too, in churches.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:43 PM (CDGwz)

286 276 Keef once mentioned one of the downsides of being a Stone is having to look at Mick's bum all the time.

Not a huge Stones fan, but I have to like Keith Richards. The guy can bafely talk now, he sort of trails off at the end of every sentence and grunts and mumbles. What's weird, is I can actually understand him.

****** I remember when Buckley at National Review referred to Richards as an "actuarial conundrum".

That was 20 years ago/ Keith's still around, and Buckley is not.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 20, 2019 11:44 PM (ooMrJ)

287 ...That's actually not the strangest thing he's ever been asked to put on a stone. Find a picture with strong contrast so he can do it in black and white, then get it to him.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 11:42 PM (ebZss)




I was just riffin' on the olde Tombstone Pizza advertising theme.

Doubt any kids under 29 would get the reference though?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 11:44 PM (0Kh3z)

288 Ha! I just sent that Easter basket photo to my kids.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 11:44 PM (aXucN)

289 Tonypete,

Is there a gofund me for Kate and her family?

Posted by: four seasons at April 20, 2019 11:45 PM (PisyI)

290
Addendum: This was the version that isn't aged.

Damn! How much was the aged stuff?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:46 PM (HaL55)

291 Ha! I just sent that Easter basket photo to my kids.



Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 11:44 PM


Me too! I've not got any replies...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 11:46 PM (CLcKT)

292 "Actuarial Conundrum"

LOL

Posted by: Common Tater at April 20, 2019 11:47 PM (Cfzj6)

293 heh. Snow flurries just a bit west.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2019 11:47 PM (xSo9G)

294 (286) Seems Buckley was right.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 20, 2019 11:49 PM (RuIsu)

295 275
Here's my favorite Stones song: Can't You Hear Me Knocking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkQ0LhcTNsY

**************

Agreed!!!

That jamming on the second half used to induce some really intense stoned moments.

Note the Santana influence.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 20, 2019 11:49 PM (ooMrJ)

296
Note the Santana influence.

Yep. It also sorta reminds me of Loggins and Messina's Angry Eyes.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:51 PM (HaL55)

297 Damn! How much was the aged stuff?



Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:46 PM (HaL55)

$200 for the 375 ml bottle.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:52 PM (XgxK4)

298
Here's "Start Me Up":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGyOaCXr8Lw

Mick is prancing and prissing like he always does, and there's an hilarious bit around 1:10 where Mick lunges at the camera with "start it upppppp" and then it cuts to Charlie on the drums who does sort of a eye roll like he's thinking, "what a prissing idiot."

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 11:52 PM (NMAzL)

299 Way back when I was just starting out in machine
shops, we'd mix some lard in with our cutting oil. It worked great for
tapping threads in holes and you'd rarely break a tap off inside when
you used it.
You didn't want to break a tap off inside a
threaded hole. Took forever to remove it and the foreman would remember
that forever. And by "forever" I mean "come time to pass out raises."
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 10:46 PM (HaL55)


George O Smith, who wrote the Venus Equilateral stories for Astounding, was an electrical engineer who worked on developing radar fuses and other such items during WW2.

At one point they were building a specific fuse and the specs said to use beef tallow as a dope to keep the threads from binding. They had to go dance with food Ration board to get beef tallow, and it became such a problem they asked if they could plate with Cadmium instead, and they were told that Cadmium would absorb neutrons so they couldn't use it.
He said they never figured out what exactly they were building it for but they had suspicions later.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2019 11:52 PM (TN7xY)

300 Refueling a big old boy:
https://tinyurl.com/yyleafos

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 20, 2019 11:53 PM (0QYMt)

301 Me too! I've not got any replies...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 20, 2019 11:46 PM (CLcKT)
-----------

My daughter just said, "I would like an Easter basket like that."

I would too - as much as I spend on Easter candy, the stuff in those baskets cost more.


Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 11:53 PM (aXucN)

302 I make an Easter basket for my dog every year. No cleaning supplies but she does get Easter egg-colored doody bags along with the fun stuff.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 11:53 PM (aBR7R)

303

I come from a family of stone masons. The area around Beverley,
Yorkshire is populated with head stones which bear my g-g-grandfather's
initials. Some very interesting decorative stone carvings too, in
churches.


That is just way kewl, Mike Hammer. I always admired those types of craftsmen.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 20, 2019 11:55 PM (HaL55)

304 A party where you really, REALLY regret what happened the next morning:

Taco Bell hiring parties are crazy enough to work (link to The Motley Fool)

https://tinyurl.com/yyvx6che

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 11:57 PM (miE9U)

305 First of all I have boots older than these kids.Roadies and the #MeToo Movement.


I still have my tee-shirt from my brief time as a roadie, and it too is older than these musicians.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 20, 2019 11:58 PM (yQpMk)

306 Can he carve me one that looks like a slice with pepperoni n' cheese?

'Cause that's what I want on MY Tombstone!


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 11:39 PM (0Kh3z)

Lol.I told my wife I want a stripper holodeck to pop up at my grave.

The other day she was reading about destination funerals, and said she might set money aside so her friends and family could go to her favorite vacation spot on her after she passes. I told her not to do that I might need the money. She said for what, a bus load of Asian women. I said we all grieve in our own way.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 11:58 PM (Rz2Nc)

307 My daughter just said, "I would like an Easter basket like that."



I would too - as much as I spend on Easter candy, the stuff in those baskets cost more.







Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 11:53 PM (aXucN)

The dryer is a good hiding place for Easter baskets. Worked for my mom.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 11:59 PM (XgxK4)

308 The Mueller Report is such a hit, I hear there's gonna be a sequel!

"Mueller Report II: Electric Bugaloo" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 11:59 PM (miE9U)

309 Mike: Hand chiseling tombstones is no longer done except by specially trained and very expensive artists. These days, it's rubber stencil and sandblasting. The XO wishes he had learned how to do a bit of the hand chiseling from some of the oldsters still around when he first started fifty years ago. These days, he mostly rearranges the computer generated stencils, then comes home and bitches at me about how nobody at the shop knows how to do anything the right way.

He was very concerned about losing his job when computers and MonuCAD started doing the stencil layouts and cutting he used to do, but it turned out they need him more than ever to clean up the computer's messes. There's a new gal running the computer these days, but she's not much better than the former computer guy. Oh, well.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 21, 2019 12:00 AM (ebZss)

310

$200 for the 375 ml bottle.


That sounds like hooch you'd save for extra-special occasions. Did you get to taste any?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (HaL55)

311 306
Can he carve me one that looks like a slice with pepperoni n' cheese?



'Cause that's what I want on MY Tombstone!





/snrk







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 20, 2019 11:39 PM (0Kh3z)



Lol.I told my wife I want a stripper holodeck to pop up at my grave.



The other day she was reading about destination funerals, and said
she might set money aside so her friends and family could go to her
favorite vacation spot on her after she passes. I told her not to do
that I might need the money. She said for what, a bus load of Asian
women. I said we all grieve in our own way.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42


I'm sure it will be a solemn orgy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (WNAuL)

312 Hey! I finished that TBD-1. Does anyone know how to contact AnnaPuma so I can send some photos of the build to her?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:02 AM (0QYMt)

313 $200 for the 375 ml bottle.

That sounds like hooch you'd save for extra-special occasions. Did you get to taste any?


Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (HaL55)

Nope. Just only had the $100 unaged variety.

Posted by: Vendette at April 21, 2019 12:02 AM (XgxK4)

314
He said they never figured out what exactly they were building it for but they had suspicions later.

Hmm, only made two of them, eh?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:03 AM (HaL55)

315 so, does this have legs

"maddows hammer - trying to pound a square peg into round hole with your girlfrients clit."

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 12:04 AM (MTjB1)

316 Night all. Gotta get some sleep.

Happy Easter, one and all!

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 21, 2019 12:05 AM (ebZss)

317 Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (WNAuL)


I recall reading about this old guy that wanted a Viking funeral. And his friends got permission from the Coast Guard to take his ashes out in a small Viking boat and burn the boat.

It was "so long as we can put out a patrol to keep folks from the fire, it is just another marine event we have to work with."

A lot of my Coast Guard Aux are like that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:09 AM (0QYMt)

318 I'm sure it will be a solemn orgy.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (WNAuL)

Something like that, I just hope I go first. I'm not sure what I'd do without her.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:11 AM (Rz2Nc)

319 296
Note the Santana influence.

Yep. It also sorta reminds me of Loggins and Messina's Angry Eyes.
********

Another of my favorites. I went over to youtube to hear an extended version, and someone six years ago made the same observation you did.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 21, 2019 12:11 AM (ooMrJ)

320 Night all. Gotta get some sleep.

Happy Easter, one and all!
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 21, 2019 12:05 AM (ebZss)

Good night!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:13 AM (Rz2Nc)

321 how much do you think it would cost to get a driver's side window installed in a 2002 dodge ram 1500?

can't be that much.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

322
'Night Cap'n.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:16 AM (HaL55)

323 318
I'm sure it will be a solemn orgy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (WNAuL)



Something like that, I just hope I go first. I'm not sure what I'd do without her.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42


My grandparents were married for 72 years. My grandfather died a few years ago at 97. My grandmother is still alive, at 100. They are my proof that marriage does work.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:17 AM (WNAuL)

324 I recall reading about this old guy that wanted a Viking funeral. And his friends got permission from the Coast Guard to take his ashes out in a small Viking boat and burn the boat.

It was "so long as we can put out a patrol to keep folks from the fire, it is just another marine event we have to work with."

A lot of my Coast Guard Aux are like that.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:09 AM (0QYMt)

The Deadliest Catch showed them doing that for someone. It seemed fake to me because they had a little pouch of "ashes", much smaller than I have gotten back for 50 pound dogs.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:18 AM (Rz2Nc)

325 Food Wishes blogged the pizza fry trick 7 years ago.

Posted by: Flavrt at April 21, 2019 12:19 AM (X0ekm)

326 My grandparents were married for 72 years. My grandfather died a few years ago at 97. My grandmother is still alive, at 100. They are my proof that marriage does work.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:17 AM (WNAuL)

I believe marriage works, I'm really luck that my wife has a great sense of humor. My maternal grandparents were married 60 something years, my grandfather passed, my grandmother followed within a year. I'm glad you're grandmother is still going at 100, that's really awesome!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:22 AM (Rz2Nc)

327
Another of my favorites. I went over to youtube to hear an extended
version, and someone six years ago made the same observation you did.


That entire LampersandM album is teh shiznit. A buddy of mine in HS had a 4-channel discrete sound system and had that release in that format. We listened to it a lot.

IMHO, that's one of the best produced albums ever. Everything sounds crystal clear. And you can crank it up without hurting the old eardrums. Much.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:23 AM (HaL55)

328 I feel compelled to say tonight...

Let's Go Blues!

Well done, guys! All of St. Louis & half of IL are proud of u tonight!

Posted by: mnw at April 21, 2019 12:25 AM (Cssks)

329 The Deadliest Catch showed them doing that for
someone. It seemed fake to me because they had a little pouch of
"ashes", much smaller than I have gotten back for 50 pound dogs.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:18 AM (Rz2Nc)

Last year dad mailed to me mom's ashes for interment up north, at Higgins Lake. The package I signed for was heavy, but it wasn't that large.

Yeah, I signed for my mom's remains. It still feels weird.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:25 AM (0QYMt)

330
I'm glad you're grandmother is still going at 100, that's really awesome!

Me too. And yes, it is.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:26 AM (HaL55)

331 My mother passed away the day after their 60th wedding anniversary.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:27 AM (0QYMt)

332 Mikey, careful about sending that TBD against any Jap carriers.


They're slow, and easy prey for the air cover and AAA.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:34 AM (QDnY+)

333 Last year dad mailed to me mom's ashes for interment up north, at Higgins Lake. The package I signed for was heavy, but it wasn't that large.

Yeah, I signed for my mom's remains. It still feels weird.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:25 AM (0QYMt)

I bet it does still feel weird. My father wanted to be cremated when he passed, so he was. The problem is he never said what to do with remains afterwards. My sister has them. Dad got to move back to Georgia when she did.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:35 AM (Rz2Nc)

334 My mother passed away the day after their 60th wedding anniversary.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:27 AM (0QYMt)

Wow, sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:36 AM (Rz2Nc)

335 Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:34 AM (QDnY+)

No fear, it's on a shelf. With an F4F from Ranger, an SBD from Wasp in full dive, and the old Lexington CV-2.

(I like the early war stuff.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:38 AM (0QYMt)

336
OK Hordelings, it's bedtime for Bonzo here at stately Casa Backwardio.

Y'all try to behave and have a Blessed Easter. He is Risen!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:39 AM (HaL55)

337

Almost forgot. Part 2 of The Menagerie, Star Trek TOS is on MeTV right now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 21, 2019 12:40 AM (NMAzL)

338 You had a movie thread about Ben-Hur whilst I was battling the zombie shoppers of Wal-Mart.

So here is something I wrote quite a few years ago

https://annapuna.blogspot.com/2007/12/haya-harareet.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 12:42 AM (o9mAc)

339 Beef tallow is nice for pan-fried burgers, and it is just amazing for any form of fried potato. There's a reason McDonald's used it until the Hindus got upset.
Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2019 10:30 PM (ed8K1)

French fries done in lard are pretty fine, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 12:44 AM (TfwlC)

340 Mikey, sounds good.


Hey - why don't you mail some pics of those works to MisHum? Can't think of a better item for ONT photo fare (we send pics of our skeery gunzz to Weasel for the gun thread, for example).


As an early-war buff, I assume you are aware (probably know more about it than I) of the variety - no, confusion and chaos - of naval aircraft markings in the Pacific during that period. I had the impression there was no uniform scheme, and different carriers had different markings. Getting rid of that little red circle - which somehow wasn't the best symbol in that particular war and theater - was I think the first order of business.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:44 AM (QDnY+)

341 Anna, note Mikey has model pics for you, and I have early Pacific theater aircraft questions for you.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:45 AM (QDnY+)

342 Wow, sorry to hear that.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:36 AM (Rz2Nc)



Considering her health, we were surprised she made their fiftieth wedding anniversary. But those Martindale's are stubborn, and mom was really that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:46 AM (0QYMt)

343 OK Hordelings, it's bedtime for Bonzo here at stately Casa Backwardio.

Y'all try to behave and have a Blessed Easter. He is Risen!
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 21, 2019 12:39 AM (HaL55)

Goodnight, he has risen indeed.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:49 AM (Rz2Nc)

344 Considering her health, we were surprised she made their fiftieth wedding anniversary. But those Martindale's are stubborn, and mom was really that.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:46 AM (0QYMt)

My paternal Sid elf the family seems to live into late 70s - early 80s, my maternal side into the late 80s- early 90s.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:54 AM (Rz2Nc)

345 Anna.

I've got two very heavy and large Naval History books here, that you might be interested in.

I'm bringing 'em with me back to Galveston, but you can drop me a line if you might be interested in 'em.

One is a very large, very heavy, very thick, larger than "coffee table book" sized tome.

Might just be some new research material or other documentation of use in there for ya.

Other? Gilt edged large book on Submarines, WWI to the Present.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 12:55 AM (0Kh3z)

346 Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 12:44 AM (QDnY+)


A lot of that - as I understand - was along the lines of 'Thank you sir, we'll get right on that" and was done when time and material permitted. The carriers were probably quicker to adopt new paint schemes than many of the land bases. But then, the SBD I have from Wasp in summer 1942 is in grey uppers over light grey underside, which was a camo pattern from about 1940-41.

*shrugs* Orders are given, and the field adjusts as they can.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:55 AM (0QYMt)

347 Goodnight good people. I'm going to go get a few dogs off my my bed and cuddle with my wife. Happy Easter, he has risen.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 21, 2019 12:55 AM (Rz2Nc)

348 I made a pork pot pie out of the remains of a pork pot roast I made.

Nom. And I have leftovers, Score!

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 12:57 AM (TN7xY)

349 Night EB. He has risen indeed. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 21, 2019 12:58 AM (ffYR/)

350
Nom. And I have leftovers, Score!


Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 12:57 AM (TN7xY)

Left overs are always great - most of my cooking is directed that way.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 12:59 AM (0QYMt)

351 watching The Hollies Remember - On a Carousel



3 cherry delights--made and chilling to take to Easter Dinner tomorrow!

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 12:59 AM (xIKXj)

352 1941 the US Navy went from the silver dope and chromate yellow to overall light gray with full squadron codes in white with US national insignia in four positions, the stars had the red dot.
October '41, Intermediate Blue was authorized over the Light Gray. White codes were still carried, but the air group number usually vanished. This lasted until about February.

Dana Bell notes that some carriers were issued with a blue top color that more closely matched the blue stain used on the flight decks. This might be the source of the dark blue painted on Spitfires launched by USS Wasp for the Malta runs.

April '42 larger US stars with red dots were ordered. Some stars remained small, as seen on VB-8 or missing as seen on VS-6 while others went over-sized. Stars in six positions was authorized. Along with red and white rudder stripes. Air groups started to transition to black fuselage codes.

May '42 the red dots and rudder stripes were ordered removed. Like all the other changes, these changes could only be done with time permitting. Mid May '42 when Hornet and Enterprise were rushing back to Pearl from failing to join the Coral Sea battle, some VT-8 TBDs still sported red dots.

June '42 all air groups seemed to be finally in compliance with the May directive.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:02 AM (x0NgC)

353 Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

https://tinyurl.com/hhgsep2

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:05 AM (0QYMt)

354 Thanks Anna, good stuff.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:05 AM (QDnY+)

355
June '42 all air groups seemed to be finally in compliance with the May directive.


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:02 AM (x0NgC)



It always takes time to catch up. What is your priority with the material on hand?


BTW - my e-mail is in my nick, so if you drop a line I can return some picks of the TBD.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:09 AM (0QYMt)

356 I'm sure it will be a solemn orgy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2019 12:01 AM (WNAuL)


I always enjoyed eulorgies. Tearfully joyful.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 01:10 AM (Y8PSl)

357 As ever, The ONT is looking out for you How to perfectly reheat pizza.

Without looking : broiler. Wrap foil on the crust

Or: Foreman grill with foil in the sides to keep the lid from closing all the way.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2019 01:11 AM (uAgHA)

358 I always enjoyed eulorgies. Tearfully joyful.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 01:10 AM (Y8PSl)



You know, sometimes that was right. People wouldn't show up to mourn so much as to confirm and then celebrate.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:12 AM (0QYMt)

359 I thought left over pizza was best eaten cold, on the morning after.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2019 01:12 AM (TN7xY)

360 "In Paradisum" from Gabriel Faure's Requiem

https://youtu.be/64JHA3tux-g

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 01:12 AM (XAYDB)

361 Counter-top toaster ovens are also excellent for reheating pizza (and other things where a microwave is sub-optimal because it draws in moisture from the air). Have considered getting a toaster oven, which I had for many years when I lived elsewhere, primarily for reheating tasks like this.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:14 AM (QDnY+)

362 how much do you think it would cost to get a driver's side window installed in a 2002 dodge ram 1500?

can't be that much.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2019 12:14 AM (MTjB1)

If you go to a "you pull it" type yard, you should be able to get a complete door, with glass, for under a hundred bucks. Back in January, a buddy and I got two left side door shells for an '02 Ram 4-door for $130 in Phoenix. Absolutely rust-free. His son is delighted with them.

The glass alone shouldn't run more than 30 bucks. Look on Ewetoob for a video showing how to replace it. Usually not very difficult, but there may be some tricky/hidden fasteners.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 01:15 AM (TfwlC)

363 And Mikey the coming 77th anniverary (wow) of Midway would be a perfect time for MisHum to showcase your TBD model pic. Just a thought.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:16 AM (QDnY+)

364 I'm so grateful for the promise of life after death.

listening now to "Bus Stop" by the Hollies.

My senior class took a trip by charter bus to New Orleans a couple days after graduation.

My best friend, who we all called Fred, and I one rainy morning when we were all hung over, sang it acopella and I'll never forget that.

He's been gone for 6 or 7 years now. I can't hear it without thinking of him. but we'll meet again.

Jesus Christ saw to that.

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:16 AM (xIKXj)

365 "In Paradisum" from Gabriel Faure's Requiem


Thank you, quite lovely.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:17 AM (0QYMt)

366 The media is reporting blasts at two separate churches in Sri Lanka and two hotels. There are at least twenty dead, and dozens injured. The hotels and one of the churches are in the capitol. The other church is in another city north of the capitol. No immediate claims of responsibility. However, it doesn't take a great deal of imagination to figure out what kind of individuals would target Christian Churches on one of the holiest days of the year.

Posted by: junior at April 21, 2019 01:17 AM (Fp6vo)

367 Counter-top toaster ovens are also excellent for
reheating pizza (and other things where a microwave is sub-optimal
because it draws in moisture from the air). Have considered getting a
toaster oven, which I had for many years when I lived elsewhere,
primarily for reheating tasks like this.





Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:14 AM (QDnY+)

Hell yeah, those things are wicked good for reheating pizza.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 21, 2019 01:18 AM (9Om/r)

368 Mikey, comm check?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:19 AM (x0NgC)

369 Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:12 AM (0QYMt)

Um, you did notice the spelling, right?

/Talk about killing a joke.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 01:19 AM (Y8PSl)

370 Bus Stop is one of the most "draw you in" sons of the era.

Compelling.

But pales in comparison to Christ Jesus rising in Eternal Victory.

He Is Risen!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 01:19 AM (0Kh3z)

371 Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:16 AM (QDnY+)

My TBD is a bit back-dated to 1938 markings. And I used it to experiment with weathering techniques, so it has a little rough look to it. I call it "Fleet Problems 1938".

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:21 AM (0QYMt)

372 Next on Mikey's 'experimental' paint schemes, the Barclay paint schemes as applied to the TBD?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:22 AM (x0NgC)

373 Yes, Jim, all pales in comparison to the Resurrection, for sure.

I love the hymns of Easter. "in the Garden"

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

low in the grave he lay. . .

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:25 AM (xIKXj)

374 I think, in my ripe/rotten old age, I finally figured out why Jesus rising from the dead is such a big deal. Jesus is the only one to ever rise from the dead without the use of coffee. Now that's a miracle!

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 01:25 AM (Y8PSl)

375 Anna,

I'll likely be at the Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola this Wednesday.

Anything in particular you'd want pics or details of?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 01:25 AM (0Kh3z)

376 junior, that's awful to hear, but thanks for sharing that news item.


Former SEAL buddy was just visiting there a few weeks ago, and this reminds me I haven't talked to him to see how he liked it.


Related, for some reason I recall the Horde's own Jane D'oh commenting that her latest hosted foreign student was the son of the Sri Lankan military commander who finally defeated the Tigers - or something close to that.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:28 AM (QDnY+)

377 Mikey, comm check?


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:19 AM (x0NgC)

On the way.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:28 AM (0QYMt)

378 Jim - I'm envious. High up on my long list of military museums in the US to visit is Pensacola. The Mother Ship, for all naval and USMC aviation museums.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:29 AM (QDnY+)

379 Where o death is now your sting?


because he lives, I can face tomorrow

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:31 AM (xIKXj)

380 @ rhomboid.

My 2nd visit there.

This one will be special though. I'm taking them my late Dad's "Cruise Book" from the USS Valley Forge.

From it's Korean War first engagement.

There are some original photos there that I don't think I've ever seen elsewhere in print, and I'm going to lend them the book for copying purposes.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 01:32 AM (0Kh3z)

381 Jim thanks for the offer, but I think I pretty thoroughly Canonized the place in 2010 unless they shoe-horned something new in since then like the SB2C.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 01:33 AM (x0NgC)

382 MisHum is presumably gone at this point, but Mikey I like my idea (huh, imagine liking my own idea) of your TBD model pic gracing the ONT on June 4. Torpedo 8 is among America's most glorious stories of war-time valor, and a TBD pic would be perfect.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:35 AM (QDnY+)

383 @335 No fear, it's on a shelf. With an F4F from Ranger, an SBD from Wasp in full dive, and the old Lexington CV-2.

-------------------

I've got a half-dozen 1/200 P-51Ds done up as Red Tails, and a half-dozen Bf-109Es in Royal Romanian Air Force colors.

Unfortunately, the planes are so small that I didn't put national markings on them. But aside from that, they look fairly nice.

Now I just need some appropriately scaled B-17s or B-24s to run some air raids on Ploesti...

Posted by: junior at April 21, 2019 01:37 AM (Fp6vo)

384 He lives!

He lives!

Christ Jesus lives today
He walks with me and talks with me
along life's narrow way -- He lives! He lives!
salvation to impart--

you ask me how I know He lives
He lives within my heart.

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:38 AM (xIKXj)

385 Faure's "Cantique de Jean Racine," which he wrote at 19:

https://youtu.be/77Z-WdfC6KM

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 01:41 AM (XAYDB)

386 Anna if that's the SB2C recovered not that long ago from a reservoir near the border, I have a story about it.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:43 AM (QDnY+)

387 Posted by: rhomboid at April 21, 2019 01:35 AM (QDnY+

Torpedo 8


https://tinyurl.com/y59xyvy2


I looked at a lot about Devastators when I was building this one. My next build is a Hawker Hurricane, so get ready for a lot of info on that aircraft.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pick Up a Copy of The Daily Panic at The Outrage Outlet! at April 21, 2019 01:43 AM (0QYMt)

388 Word as one with the Most High, our only hope,
Eternal day of the earth and heavens;
We break the silence of the peaceful night,
Divine Saviour, look upon us!

Fan the fire of your powerful grace upon us,
So that all Hell may flee at the sound of your voice;
Shake off the sleep of a languishing soul,
Who has forgotten your laws!

O Christ, be kind to these faithful people
Who have now gathered in thanks.
Listen to the songs they offer to your immortal glory,
And may they come away fulfilled with your gifts!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 01:47 AM (XAYDB)

389 Well, time for me to call it a night. Happy Easter to the Moron Horde!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2019 01:51 AM (TfwlC)

390 Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 21, 2019 01:55 AM (0Kh3z)

391 good night! joy will come in the morning!

Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:57 AM (xIKXj)

392 So entertaining and delightful.
He is Risen

Posted by: Summer of Love at April 21, 2019 02:00 AM (FJrl0)

393 391 good night! joy will come in the morning!
Posted by: booknlass at April 21, 2019 01:57 AM (xIKXj)

--'Nite, booknlass

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:00 AM (XAYDB)

394 Night all, best toddle off before I spam Mikey with too much info.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2019 02:00 AM (x0NgC)

395 I missed FenelonSpoke earlier today-- didn't read the afternoon threads until just a little while ago--
Many thanks for adding us to the Prayer List so long ago!


Dad has been in a nursing home for a little over a month now, and is *thriving* unlike before!

God is good!

Happy Easter to all.

Posted by: JQ at April 21, 2019 02:17 AM (gP/Z3)

396 God is good!

Happy Easter to all.
Posted by: JQ at April 21, 2019 02:17 AM (gP/Z3)


--All the time.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:20 AM (XAYDB)

397 1 No you're China.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 09:58 PM (rnAwa)

?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:27 AM (qxAnn)

398 Love the kids Easter Baskets, definitely something my Mom (daughter of a Lutheran Pastor) would provide.
Hallelujah

Posted by: Summer of Love at April 21, 2019 02:32 AM (FJrl0)

399 Camping.


Drunk


Nite nite.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 21, 2019 02:37 AM (QrlEI)

400 Speaking of . . . SPOILER ALERT

The end of The Book of Eli


https://youtu.be/bHtNOTkbk9s

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:37 AM (XAYDB)

401 Palmolive: Keepin' It Real Since 1898.

https://tinyurl.com/y66j5tks

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:49 AM (5aX2M)

402 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:49 AM (5aX2M)

--Thank you.

I thought I utterly killed a Saturday Night Thread (albeit an Easter one).

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:51 AM (XAYDB)

403
The media is reporting blasts at two separate churches in Sri Lanka and two hotels. There are at least twenty dead, and dozens injured.

=====

Now six churches. A hundred dead.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 21, 2019 02:51 AM (13CQC)

404 401 Palmolive: Keepin' It Real Since 1898.

https://tinyurl.com/y66j5tks
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:49 AM (5aX2M)

--Pretty and clever is a deadly combination.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:52 AM (XAYDB)

405 Chase & Sanborn: Keepin' It Way More Real Than Dem Bitchez At Palmolive.

https://tinyurl.com/y266krnt

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 21, 2019 02:52 AM (5aX2M)

406 403
The media is reporting blasts at two separate churches in Sri Lanka and two hotels. There are at least twenty dead, and dozens injured.

=====

Now six churches. A hundred dead.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 21, 2019 02:51 AM (13CQC)

--Christian churches?

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 02:53 AM (XAYDB)

407 1 No you're China.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 09:58 PM (rnAwa)

?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:27 AM (qxAnn)
---
threads are interactive. there was a comment on previous one that this apparently riffs on.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 02:56 AM (ER1jH)

408
--Christian churches?
Posted by: logprof

=====

Yup. Some five-star hotels too. It's Western Civilization Appreciation Day there.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 21, 2019 03:04 AM (13CQC)

409 408
--Christian churches?
Posted by: logprof

=====

Yup. Some five-star hotels too. It's Western Civilization Appreciation Day there.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 21, 2019 03:04 AM (13CQC)

We're baaaa-aaaaaack!

Posted by: Tamil Tigers at April 21, 2019 03:10 AM (XAYDB)

410 Break the box and shed the nard;
Stop not now to count the cost;
Hither bring pearl, opal, sard;
Reck not what the poor have lost;
Upon Christ throw all away:
Know ye, this is Easter Day.

Build His church and deck His shrine,
Empty though it be on earth;
Ye have kept your choicest wine--
Let it flow for heavenly mirth;
Pluck the harp and breathe the horn:
Know ye not 'tis Easter morn?

Gather gladness from the skies;
Take a lesson from the ground;
Flowers do ope their heavenward eyes
And a Spring-time joy have found;
Earth throws Winter's robes away,
Decks herself for Easter Day.

Beauty now for ashes wear,
Perfumes for the garb of woe,
Chaplets for dishevelled hair,
Dances for sad footsteps slow;
Open wide your hearts that they
Let in joy this Easter Day.

Seek God's house in happy throng;
Crowded let His table be;
Mingle praises, prayer, and song,
Singing to the Trinity.
Henceforth let your souls always
Make each morn an Easter Day.

--Gerard Manley Hopkins

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 03:24 AM (XAYDB)

411 if, as the reports say, the roofs were blown off the targets, these were NOT small bombs...

words fail, sometimes.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:26 AM (ER1jH)

412 "inevitable backlash"

just to save the bother.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:28 AM (ER1jH)

413 412 "inevitable backlash"

just to save the bother.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:28 AM (ER1jH)

--Yeah, let it never be about the perpetrators, let it always be about evil white Christian males.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 03:32 AM (XAYDB)

414 407 1 No you're China.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 09:58 PM (rnAwa)

?

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 02:27 AM (qxAnn)
---
threads are interactive. there was a comment on previous one that this apparently riffs on.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 02:56 AM (ER1jH)

And then BourbonChicken took off! Very funny.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:33 AM (qxAnn)

415 And then BourbonChicken took off! Very funny.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 03:33 AM (qxAnn)
---
hey, at least no one is china get into your japanties.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:36 AM (ER1jH)

416 this is what i get for being this s*ber on a Caturday ONT thread.

crash drinking commences NAOW... someone warn the ONT cobs.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:38 AM (ER1jH)

417 416 this is what i get for being this s*ber on a Caturday ONT thread.

crash drinking commences NAOW... someone warn the ONT cobs.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2019 03:38 AM (ER1jH)

--Drink, muthafucka, drink!!!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 03:40 AM (XAYDB)

418 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at April 21, 2019 03:51 AM (lnki2)

419 418 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?
Posted by: Sheriff Bart at April 21, 2019 03:51 AM (lnki2)

--I know the unmarried ones are in the booths, voting Democrat.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 03:59 AM (XAYDB)

420 Hey dopers rep. ilhan omar has come out for legalizing pot! Where is that in sharia law?

Posted by: raimondo at April 21, 2019 04:00 AM (BQxDn)

421 420 Hey dopers rep. ilhan omar has come out for legalizing pot! Where is that in sharia law?
Posted by: raimondo at April 21, 2019 04:00 AM (BQxDn)

--Islam bans backgammon FFS.

Keep that antediluvian cult out of America.

Please.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:02 AM (XAYDB)

422 Early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away, so she ran off to Simon Peter, and the other disciple (the one Jesus loved) and told them, "The Lord has been taken from the tomb! We don't know where they have put him!" At that, Peter and the other disciple started out on the way to the tomb. They were running side by side, but then the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He did not enter, but bent down to peer in, and saw the wrappings lying on the ground. Presently, Simon Peter came along behind him and entered the tomb. He observed the wrappings on the ground, and saw the piece of cloth that had covered the head not lying with the wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the disciple who had arrived first at the tomb went in. He saw and believed. (Remember, as yet they did not understand the scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) With this, the disciples went back home.
John 20:1-10 (NAB) Mass during the Day for Easter.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 21, 2019 04:12 AM (MwFQu)

423 He is risen. Alleluia.

He is risen, indeed. Alleluia.

God bless this horde, on this fine and holy night.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 21, 2019 04:14 AM (vVOK2)

424 423 He is risen. Alleluia.

He is risen, indeed. Alleluia.

God bless this horde, on this fine and holy night.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 21, 2019 04:14 AM (vVOK2)

--The strife is o'er . . . but we got to grind, grind it out:

https://youtu.be/dk2uUu2y708

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:17 AM (XAYDB)

425
Good
Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic at April 21, 2019 04:21 AM (mpXpK)

426 Death for its goal, is not life's aim missed? Labours he well, that labours to bring doom about his ears? Death was never of God's fashioning; not for his pleasure does life cease to be; what meant his creation, but that all created things should have being? No breed has he created on earth but for its thriving; none carries in itself the seeds of its own destruction. Think not that mortality bears sway on earth; no end nor term is fixed to a life well lived. . . . It is the wicked that have brought death on themselves, by word and deed of their own; court death, and melt away in its embrace, keep tryst with it, and lay claim to its partnership.

--Wisdom 1:12-16

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:24 AM (XAYDB)

427 Up, not sure for good yet, did see the top of this thread

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:35 AM (BbGew)

428 427 Up, not sure for good yet, did see the top of this thread
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:35 AM (BbGew)

--You need more melatonin in your life, Skip

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:37 AM (XAYDB)

429 Was up late I think because I cat napped yesterday afternoon and missed the beginning of the Chess thread.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:42 AM (BbGew)

430 429 Was up late I think because I cat napped yesterday afternoon and missed the beginning of the Chess thread.
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:42 AM (BbGew)

--At least it's officially Easter Sunday and I can imbibe and eat meat freely.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:45 AM (XAYDB)

431 Was wishing had ham for breakfast

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:56 AM (BbGew)

432 431 Was wishing had ham for breakfast
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:56 AM (BbGew)

--Not kosher!!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:58 AM (XAYDB)

433 I'm allowed ham

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:04 AM (BbGew)

434 433 I'm allowed ham
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:04 AM (BbGe

--Canadian bacon, eh!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:05 AM (XAYDB)

435 American Thinker - Clarice Feldman on Mueller report
https://tinyurl.com/y5e6jo76

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (BbGew)

436 --Canadian bacon, eh!
Posted by: logprof

That's a smoked pork loin, right?
NOT bacon. NOT ham.

Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (s0pjO)

437 Was wishing had ham for breakfast
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 04:56 AM (BbGew)
------

--Not kosher!!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 04:58 AM (XAYDB)


Decades ago, my Mom was at a co-worker's party, a Christmas one I believe, with the usual ham, biscuits and such. One person there was Jewish. She said she loved 'the pink chicken'.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (Y8PSl)

438 That's a smoked pork loin, right?
NOT bacon. NOT ham.
Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (s0pjO)

--Take off!

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:19 AM (XAYDB)

439 That's a smoked pork loin, right?
NOT bacon. NOT ham.

Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (s0pjO)


And we're still not sure what you are, if you're even a food at all.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:20 AM (Y8PSl)

440
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 21, 2019 05:21 AM (KCxzN)

441 She said she loved 'the pink chicken'.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:18 AM (Y8PSl)

--LMAO

Is that how it was presented?

I know that in the Orinoco valley, capybaras are deemed "fish" for Lenten purposes.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:21 AM (XAYDB)

442 Drinkin' and chillin' to this:

https://youtu.be/bPBYICntDy8

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:24 AM (XAYDB)

443 And we're still not sure what you are, if you're even a food at all.
Posted by: RickZ

Everything else but the squeal.

Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:28 AM (s0pjO)

444 Is that how it was presented?

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:21 AM (XAYDB)


No. It was said as a joke by her because she knew she was not allowed to eat it, but ate it anyway.

Maybe it's a Southern thing; this happened in Suffolk, VA. I mean, who can turn down a delicious slice of Smithfield ham? You'd have to be a real heathen to do that.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:28 AM (Y8PSl)

445 Everything else but the squeal.

Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:28 AM (s0pjO)


I guess the squeal (of fear) is added by those consuming you.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:29 AM (Y8PSl)

446 Maybe it's a Southern thing; this happened in Suffolk, VA. I mean, who can turn down a delicious slice of Smithfield ham? You'd have to be a real heathen to do that.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:28 AM (Y8PSl)

--Born in Norfolk.

The feature of Smithfield ham is that the hogs are peanut-fed, and Virginia grows a lot of peanuts.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:31 AM (XAYDB)

447 Good morning and Happy Easter!


O Death, where is your victory?
O Death, where is your sting?
Why do you seek the living among the dead?
He is risen! Just as He said.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 21, 2019 05:34 AM (lwiT4)

448 Time to get ready for Sunrise Service. Have a blessed Resurrection Day!

Posted by: grammie winger at April 21, 2019 05:36 AM (lwiT4)

449 logprof, I think we've had this conversation before I was born on JAX Naval Station, FL, but moved to Norfolk at 13 months old; Dad was a 22-year Navy guy, retiring as a CPO. Grew up in Naw-fuk. Went to Naw-fuk Catholic, when it was next to DePaul Hospital.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:37 AM (Y8PSl)

450 Ooooo. A grammie hit and run

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:38 AM (LAt9N)

451 Oh, and logprof, about that peanut-fed thing. When I would go to West Virginia to visit family as a kid, I noticed the baloney tasted different. Learned first-hand about the difference between peanut-fed and corn-fed meat.

I still like peanuts, except those boiled abominations. Who the hell decided that was a good thing to do to peanuts?

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:40 AM (Y8PSl)

452 Fear not!
Regional variants have been around since pre-Roman times. See also:
Balkenbrij
Faggot
Goetta
Groaty pudding
Haggis
Haslet
Meatloaf
Weckewerk

Happy Easter, all.

Posted by: Scrapple at April 21, 2019 05:41 AM (s0pjO)

453 I still like peanuts, except those boiled abominations. Who the hell decided that was a good thing to do to peanuts?
Posted by: RickZ

First time I tried boiled peanuts, they were brought to the table at a restaurant in Charleston.
They were okay, until they started to cool off. I prefer salted in shells

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:42 AM (LAt9N)

454 449 logprof, I think we've had this conversation before I was born on JAX Naval Station, FL, but moved to Norfolk at 13 months old; Dad was a 22-year Navy guy, retiring as a CPO. Grew up in Naw-fuk. Went to Naw-fuk Catholic, when it was next to DePaul Hospital.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:37 AM (Y8PSl)

--My aunt was a nurse at DePaul, and I had cousins who went to Norfolk Catholic.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:43 AM (XAYDB)

455 Read the Conservative Tree house - Second Scope Memo Rosenstein Authorities Mueller to Target Michael Flynn Jr

The witch hunt conspirators will never be prosecuted

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2019 05:43 AM (BbGew)

456 Happy Easter...Always used to go to sunrise service at the church I lived near for many years, and a big multi church breakfast. I no longer do that, but those were good times. 3 different denominations were involved, quite different in their beliefs, but that one morning they were all together.

Posted by: Colin at April 21, 2019 05:43 AM (0o7Kx)

457 According to Deplorable Climate Science, on this date in 1980, it was 100 degrees in parts of Minnesota, and North Dakota.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:45 AM (LAt9N)

458 logprof, I graduated in 1974. Larry Sabato, yes that Larry Sabato listed in the sidebar above, graduated the year before I started. He also went to St. Pius X grade school.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:47 AM (Y8PSl)

459 449 logprof, I think we've had this conversation before I was born
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:37 AM (Y8PSl)

ummm...

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 05:51 AM (qxAnn)

460 Nor were they content with these false notions of God's nature; living in a world besieged by doubt, they misnamed its innumerable disorders a state of peace. Peace, amidst their rites of child-murder, their dark mysteries, their vigils consecrated to frenzy! Peace, while there is no respect for life, or for wedlock undefiled; always the murderous ambush, the jealous pangs of a husband betrayed! All is a welter of bloodshed and murder, theft and fraud, corruption and disloyalty, sedition and perjury; honest men are assailed, kindnesses forgotten, souls defiled, breeds confused, marriages unsettled; adultery reigns and wantonness. Name we all these, name we never the idols whose worship is the cause, the beginning and end, of all these! Their ecstasies are but raving, their prophecies are but lies; ill live their worshippers, and lightly forswear themselves. And no marvel; what hurt should they take from the oath falsely sworn, since all their faith is in dead gods? But indeed they shall pay both scores, idolaters that thought so ill of God, and perjurers that by their treason slighted all honour; not the power he swore by, but the justice that keeps watch over sinners, walks ever close on the heels of ill-doing.

--Wisdom 14:22-31

Is that eerily prescient, or just that human nature remains the same?

[Apologies to Protestants who did not get to read this awesome book]

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:52 AM (XAYDB)

461 449 logprof, I think we've had this conversation before I was born
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:37 AM (Y8PSl)

ummm...
Posted by: m

Ace's time machine?

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:52 AM (LAt9N)

462 Ace's time machine?

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:52 AM (LAt9N)


Occam's Razor: Fat fingers.

Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:53 AM (Y8PSl)

463 458 logprof, I graduated in 1974. Larry Sabato, yes that Larry Sabato listed in the sidebar above, graduated the year before I started. He also went to St. Pius X grade school.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:47 AM (Y8PSl)

--A friend of my dad's was a classmate of Sabato's as an undergrad at UVA.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 05:54 AM (XAYDB)

464 462 Ace's time machine?

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 05:52 AM (LAt9N)

Occam's Razor: Fat fingers.
Posted by: RickZ at April 21, 2019 05:53 AM (Y8PSl)

Whew.

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 05:58 AM (qxAnn)

465 Great ONT, MisHum, and a perfect breakfast drink at the top. Unfortunately I have to go to work right now and can only have cofveve.

Posted by: Eromero at April 21, 2019 05:59 AM (qBNEP)

466 465 Great ONT, MisHum, and a perfect breakfast drink at the top. Unfortunately I have to go to work right now and can only have cofveve.
Posted by: Eromero at April 21, 2019 05:59 AM (qBNEP)

--Appears to be a very good hangover drink.

Posted by: logprof at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (XAYDB)

467 EMT is NOOD

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (LAt9N)

468 467 EMT is NOOD
Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2019 06:01 AM (LAt9N)

thanks

Posted by: m at April 21, 2019 06:03 AM (qxAnn)

469 May I have one, please? Can you bring it to me on the Amalfi coast with a beach chair, floppy hat, shades and a beautiful sun rise? Thank you so much, Happy Easter to you and yours.

Posted by: Shorty at April 21, 2019 07:58 AM (NLEnr)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 07-14-2018 [Hosted By: Moviegique]

Ben Hur:

According to Wikipedia, 1959 saw the popularization of the sword-and-sandal epic through a smash-hit Italian film distributed in America as Hercules, starring Steve Reeves. No citation is given for this, but one wonders if another little film—you probably haven't heard of it—called Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ was a factor as well. A box-office monster, this film ranks #14 in the all-time adjusted-for-inflation box office—and as I like to point out, the adjusted-for-inflation does not adjust for population. Just as with TV 60 years ago, movies like this had an outsized influence compared to, say, the #15 film Avatar.

It won 11 Oscars, an honor only shared with two other movies, Titanic and Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. And while Ace's love of 1982 is not unfounded, 1959 can give any year a run for its money: Some Like It Hot, North by Northwest, Rio Bravo, Pillow Talk, Anatomy of a Murder, Imitation of Life, The 400 Blows and on and on. As host Ben Mankiewicz pointed out in his intro, this film was so popular, the merchandising for it was bananas, and for years after it came out. You could even get Ben-His and Ben-Hur robes. As Mankiewicz doesn't point out, making this movie 10 years later would've been utterly unthinkable.

None of us had ever seen Ben-Hur, but not one of us balked at the three-and-a-half-hour running time. (And when movies of yore ran this long, they put in an intermission at least!)

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TFW you have to pee and you're not sure when the intermission is coming.

The plot is basically Gladiator, if that film had a fourth act where the hero meets Jesus and comes to eschew revenge. Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) is a wealthy Jewish prince whose childhood friend, Messala (Stephen Boyd) has returned to Judea to help put down the rebellious Jews. Miffed by Ben-Hur's refusal to betray his people, Messala frames him and has him sentenced to a slave galley. Through a twist of fate, Ben-Hur survives the galleys only to become a prominent figure in Rome, whereupon he uses his freedom to return to his homeland in search of revenge. INTERMISSION. (In other words, you still have half the movie to go!)

This movie is jam-packed. There is no padding here. In fact, it feels kind of breakneck, with lots left out—probably due to the fact that it's based on the 800 page smash-hit book that unseated Uncle Tom's Cabin as the most popular book of the 19th century. We learn, for example, that Ben-Hur drove chariots in Rome but we never see that. He's on the galleys for years but we only see a little of that. He journeys from Rome to Jerusalem, where he meets Balthazar and lays the groundwork for the ultimate chariot race—and that's about all we see of that journey. It's practically a highlight reel, with no time to spare.

As a result, the acting burden falls primarily on Charlton Heston. We can only experience things through him. He won the Oscar for this role and it's well-deserved. It was de rigeur to deride his acting skills when I was a kid, and his iconic apocalyptic roles in Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man are cheesy—but that '65-'75 period was a cheesy time. Put Heston in a big, heroic Biblical role like this (or The 10 Commandments) and he shines.


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The lovely and moving Haya Harareet, a Palestinian from back when "Palestinian" meant "Jew".

Even so, this movie works because of William Wyler, the director of some of Hollywood's greatest films, like The Best Years of Our Lives and Roman Holiday, as well as one of the other great religious movies of all time, Friendly Persuasion (which has the most mature treatment of the challenges of faith I've seen from a Hollywood film). Wyler had turned down Ben-Hur repeatedly because he wasn't a Big Spectacle picture kind of guy. Ultimately, producer San Zimbalist convinced him by saying the movie needed intimacy—the spectacle would take care of itself. So Wyler brought the human interest, and let the spectacle take care of itself. (Wyler didn't even direct the chariot scene!)

And it is a spectacle! A glory of mattes, rear projection, models, set design and lighting, all skillfully blended give a sense of real time and place. It all reads beautifully, even if it's not perfect. The long shots of the fleet of galleys are pretty clearly models, and if you're really paying attention, you can see the little stick figures. But you do have to be looking, for the most part. (I do look because as much as CGI bores me—a bunch of guys like me typing on computers to move pixels around—I love practical effects and all the various crafts involved.)

The chariot race is still spectacular. It's Mad Max: Fury Road level of breathtaking, with horses and chariots flying everywhere and miraculously no stunt men dying.


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Me trying to merge onto the 101 in the morning.

What takes the movie beyond the traditional sword-and-sandals revenge flick is that the chariot race, which is the climactic action set piece of the film is book-ended by Ben-Hur's redemption, where he realizes revenge isn't going to save him or restore his mother and daughter. The peripheral-character-in-the-life-of-Jesus trope was a common one for centuries and it is done expertly here. The Flower especially appreciated the trope of never showing His face.

Helluva flick, is what I'm saying. And crazy influential, too, of course. Obviously the inspiration for the Coen brothers Hail, Caesar!, we also couldn't help but notice that Life of Brian leans heavily on this (and Spartacus) for its portrayals of the Romans in Judea. What sort of surprised me was how some key points of Army of Darkness were echoes of this movie. For instance, the opening narration "My name is Ash, and I'm a slave." is shot in a very similar way to Ben-Hur's enslavement and the music cribbing from Miklos Roza's brilliant score. To say nothing of the bizarre windmill scene where the tiny Ashes yell "Ramming speed!"

Those just leapt out at me. I'm sure a brief review of IMDB's connections page would reveal much more.

We all loved it, and are primed for next month's classic: True Grit.


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"Stwike him, Centuwion! Vewy woughwee!"

Posted by: OregonMuse at 07:56 PM




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1 Thankfull not fishing

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:56 PM (BbGew)

2 A box-office monster, this film ranks #14 in the all-time adjusted-for-inflation box office -- and as I like to point out, the adjusted-for-inflation does not adjust for population. Just as with TV 60 years ago, movies like this had an outsized influence compared to, say, the #15 film Avatar.

As far as I'm concerned, the only metric that makes sense when you're judging movie popularity is number of tickets sold, adjusted for population size.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:57 PM (jrTqB)

3 Hello

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 07:58 PM (KOCKb)

4 "It was terrible! They got Roman naval tactics all wrong!"
-Expert in Roman naval tactics

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 07:59 PM (zZbCU)

5 I watch my Ben Hur DVD about once per year. It holds up *amazingly* well.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:59 PM (jrTqB)

6 Ben Hur is a great movie, and does pretty well on the historical record.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:59 PM (BbGew)

7 Only movie I've ever seen in the theater with an intermission was Gettysburg[/1] in the Commodore Theater in Portsmouth.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:00 PM (XAYDB)

8 Also has the 1926 version. Pre-Hayes Code, you can see nekkid wimmins dancing during some of the outdoor scenes.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:00 PM (jrTqB)

9 Gods and Generals had an intermission. Probably needed two.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (jrTqB)

10 I'm old enough to have seen this flick. And I'm old enough to remember when movies actually had an "intermission" that everyone got up went to the bathroom/or bought popcorn. The flick would stop, the lights went on, music played. I think they might have been about 15 minutes long. Then lights out, and the next "roll" got put on the projector.

Posted by: Sally at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (sBDDH)

11 Also has the 1926 version. Pre-Hayes Code, you can see nekkid wimmins dancing during some of the outdoor scenes.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:00 PM (jrTqB)

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A small part of me prefers the silent one, purely for the stunts. They were crazy dangerous and ridiculous.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (zZbCU)

12 Yay another movie thread! How long has it been, three weeks?! Anyway thanks Moviegique!

And it's true, epics like Ben-Hur just couldn't be made today. If the idea were presented to HBO or Netflix in 2019, it would have to be presented as an entire TV series, or on network TV, a "limited series," and producers still wouldn't want to go as all-out with the budget as MGM was willing to do in 1959.

It especially drives me crazy that whenever I watch a new film, instead of there being just one logo opening (such as Leo the Lion for MGM), there's oftentimes at least FIVE of them. I believe it's because studios today are so risk-averse, no single one wants to cough up the money to produce any movie today, even a fairly standard-budget one. By sharing the budget, they share in the risk (and minimize it per party).

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:02 PM (miE9U)

13 7 Only movie I've ever seen in the theater with an intermission was Gettysburg[/1] in the Commodore Theater in Portsmouth.
Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:00 PM (XAYDB)

There are classic movies playing in theatres again.

Saw the Sound of Music on the big screen last year, with intermission.

This week is 'Singing in the Rain'... which I find interesting as its EASTER.

Posted by: Don Q at April 20, 2019 08:02 PM (NgKpN)

14 God's and Generals on a poll at the miniature site I think was voted one of the worst war movies.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (BbGew)

15
That Centurion in the last picture looks like Eric Swallowell.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (f1Vqw)

16 How the hell did the formatting end up that way?

Oh well, at least not Barrel-worthy

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (XAYDB)

17 Gods and Generals had an intermission. Probably needed two.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (jrTqB)
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Gods and Generals needed better editing and writing.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (IFKOp)

18 4 "It was terrible! They got Roman naval tactics all wrong!"
-Expert in Roman naval tactics
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 07:59 PM (zZbCU)

I thought Roman naval tactics consisted of Ram! Drop the ramp (which has a spike in it it keep the two ships from separating)! Board with the century of group troops you've been carrying as supercargo for the last week! Convert a naval battle into a land battle.

Posted by: King of Siam at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (MwFQu)

19 14 God's and Generals on a poll at the miniature site I think was voted one of the worst war movies.
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (BbGew

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It's first half is interminable. The second half is actually pretty good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (zZbCU)

20 Oh thank goodness, the movie thread is back.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (kQs4Y)

21 They did remake Ben-Hur...last year? The year before...hmmm...2016 per the Internet. I can almost not imaging watching it.

But I can imagine getting the DVD for the 1925 silent version, and just general re-watching.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (CcUfv)

22 "The Song Remains the Same" has an intermission - John Bonham's drum solo.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (+/7JY)

23 Little details get me. During the chariot race there is a line of golden dolphins used to denote how many laps have been run. After each lap another dolphin is positioned down. They're shown so quickly (maybe 4-5 times) they're easy to miss but once I discovered them that's what I have to see every time I watch the movie.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (aBR7R)

24 As I recall it, Gods And Generals has a ton of talking/exposition/philosophy discussions about war, slavery, humanity, etc etc between opposing generals.

Never had much interest in seeing it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:05 PM (miE9U)

25 I remember intermissions at movies, theater and drive in

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:05 PM (BbGew)

26 Somebody kill me now.
Mrs D is into yet another Hallmark movie.
Numbness in my fingers.
Creeping up my arms.
Vision slowly fading.
Grey.
Ugh

Posted by: Diogenes at April 20, 2019 08:05 PM (0tfLf)

27 Since it's the movie thread, I'll again share a question I posted on the ONT several nights ago:

What are the Horde's all-time favorite SILENT films?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (miE9U)

28 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:02 PM (miE9U)

A Jew becomes a Slave and then gets adopted by a Roman Senator?

Actually, Super easy, barely an inconvenience!

Posted by: Don Q at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (NgKpN)

29 23 -- JuJuBee

Loooved the dolphins. It's such a great touch. I don't remember now if we saw them at scale. It might have just been a tiny model.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (CcUfv)

30
So a few weeks ago I watched "The Angel" and then the documentary "The Spy Who Fell to Earth" about the subject of the movie. Very interesting to see what was included in the movie portrayal vs. the doc. I recommend watching them both in that order.


Also a movie on Netflix called "Tinker" also gets my recommendation.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (r+sAi)

31 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:02 PM (miE9U)
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Yeah, the number of vanity plates is getting ridiculous, though I believe that at least one of them is for the distributor.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (IFKOp)

32 There's so much to like in this movie, I have to note one exceptional element you didn't mention - The Musical Score! This is another one of those movies I will watch over and over again just to listen to that magnificent score - every piece is strong! A good score will have one or two really good musical themes - it's hard to count how many great themes there are here! The Nativity, the Galley, the Battle, the Chariot Race, the Finale - every one of them equally great, it is some of the best orchestral music of the 20th century.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (V2Yro)

33 25 I remember intermissions at movies, theater and drive in
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:05 PM (BbGew)

Let's all go to the lobby! Let's all go to the lobby! Let's all go to the lobby! And get ourselves a drink!

Posted by: Fox2! at April 20, 2019 08:07 PM (MwFQu)

34 A small part of me prefers the silent one, purely for the stunts. They were crazy dangerous and ridiculous.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (zZbCU)


They were nuts. One silent film (I forget which one) had the heroine unconscious on some breaking-up ice flowing toward a waterfall, and the hero had to hop and skip from ice chunk to ice chunk, pick her up, and get her off the river before going over the side. They actually went out in the dead of winter to film this, no stunt doubles, no special effects, no nothing. Took them 26 takes before the director got what he wanted. That's insane.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:07 PM (jrTqB)

35 qdpsteve--

My favorite silents (not counting anachronistic ones like '30s Chaplin or '70s Mel Brooks) are:

Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Kaligari, Faust, The Gold Rush and The General, which is probably the funniest movie I've ever seen.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:07 PM (CcUfv)

36 27 Since it's the movie thread, I'll again share a question I posted on the ONT several nights ago:

What are the Horde's all-time favorite SILENT films?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (miE9U

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The Passion of Joan of Arc.

I just watched Speedy on YouTube this week. Good, funny stuff from Harold Loyd.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:08 PM (zZbCU)

37 Letterbox versus tv screen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m1-pP1-5K8

You've probably seen this, but Martin Scorsese shows how resizing to fit a typical square t.v. screen totally changes the dynamic of the famous chariot sequence.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:08 PM (kQs4Y)

38 moviegique, thanks!

I also saw at Amazon, The Last Laugh. Looked interesting.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:08 PM (miE9U)

39 Good post OM, and I'm not a movie guy, but Ben Hur is one I will watch every time.

Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2019 08:08 PM (qBNEP)

40 Tom Servo!

I did mention it! "For instance, the opening narration "My name is Ash, and I'm a slave." is shot in a very similar way to Ben-Hur's enslavement and the music cribbing from Miklos Roza's brilliant score."

And I was loving the score all the way through. Rosa was great.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:09 PM (CcUfv)

41 TJM, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:09 PM (miE9U)

42 Saw "Bad Times at the El Royale" yesterday. Recommended.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (kQs4Y)

43 Watching Ben Hur at the moment and Messala just became a drag racer.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (x29ff)

44 -
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God's and Generals on a poll at the miniature site I think was voted one of the worst war movies.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM

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I've no dog in the Gods and Generals fight but any poll that relies on modern human's responses is unreliable because modern humans themselves are unreliable.

Posted by: cranky old dude at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (RVcmP)

45 21 They did remake Ben-Hur...last year? The year before...hmmm...2016 per the Internet. I can almost not imaging watching it.
But I can imagine getting the DVD for the 1925 silent version, and just general re-watching.
Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:04 PM (CcUfv)


The new version of Ben Hur was made by Roma Downey, a very earnest, very well-intentioned Christian lady, and it stunk on ice. I could not finish it.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (jrTqB)

46 I thought Roman naval tactics consisted of Ram! Drop the ramp (which has a spike in it it keep the two ships from separating)! Board with the century of group troops you've been carrying as supercargo for the last week! Convert a naval battle into a land battle.
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The "corvus" boarding bridge was pretty much only used during the First Punic War, when the Romans really hadn't developed a fleet or fleet tactics. The major issue with the corvus was that it added a lot of topside weight and made the ships less seaworthy, especially in rough seas. They dropped it once they got a handle on naval warfare.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (IFKOp)

47 1926 Buster Keaton The General
I often say if you don't think you would like a silent film watch that first.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:11 PM (BbGew)

48 I also got tickets to see the Rifftraxx spin on "Octaman", and also a documentary next month on Deep Space Nine.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:12 PM (kQs4Y)

49 Absolutely wonderful movie, stunningly composed, and puts almost all modern movies to shame. Still, calling a revenge story a "tale of the Christ" is a little cheeky.

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 08:12 PM (QE8X6)

50 True story.
My mother claimed she was asked out by Stephen Boyd when he was Billy Millar way back in Belfast in the fifties and said she turned him down.

That my mum said it was true doesn't mean it happened because I heard Boyd liked to...well...travel on the other bus.

But fair doos, my ma was a bit of a looker back then and knew Van Morrison.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 08:13 PM (OFzX4)

51 The only silent I can think that I've watched at any length is "Metropolis". It's...different.

I'd really like to see Abel Gance's "Napoleon".

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:13 PM (IFKOp)

52 47 1926 Buster Keaton The General
I often say if you don't think you would like a silent film watch that first.
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:11 PM (BbGew)

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Comedy in general, but The General in particular, yeah.

Chaplin had more pathos, Loyd more everyman charm. It depends on your audience who worl would be best.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:13 PM (zZbCU)

53 Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:07 PM (jrTqB)
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That sounds like "Way Down East".

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:13 PM (kQs4Y)

54 Favorite line, from Balthazar:
"Your whole life is a miracle"

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at April 20, 2019 08:14 PM (iouK0)

55 In the book, Masala didn't die. He was crippled and bankrupted. I.E. totally destroyed. And all of his friends that bet on him also lost bigly.
IMHO, they could have found a more appealing actress for the role of Esther.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:14 PM (KOCKb)

56 There are classic movies playing in theatres again.

I saw "2001" a little while ago and it had an intermission.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 08:14 PM (sdi6R)

57 I forget what happens to Ben's wimmen in the movie.

They became lepers but first were prostitutes I think.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (Z+IKu)

58 Glad you liked the movie. I watched this as a youngster on TV as I grew up.

I think it is cute how you reference things in an older movie by using a newer movie, like the older movie used the newer movie as a basis. Of course we all know it is the other way around where the newer movie used things in the older movies as guides.

Posted by: zogger at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (SKahJ)

59 Does no one want to take in an old Steve Reeves movie?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (6qErC)

60 OM I think the ice flow movie you're remembering is Way Down East with Lillian Gish.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (aBR7R)

61 57 I forget what happens to Ben's wimmen in the movie.

They became lepers but first were prostitutes I think.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (Z+IKu)

Nope, caught Leprosy in Prison.

Posted by: Don Q at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (NgKpN)

62 Ice floe. I hate my phone.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:16 PM (aBR7R)

63 51 The only silent I can think that I've watched at any length is "Metropolis". It's...different.

I'd really like to see Abel Gance's "Napoleon".
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:13 PM (IFKOp)

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I love that movie. The 6 hour version is amazing. The tripdic sequence jaw dropping. The first sequence with Napoleon as a child overseeing a snow fight is some of my favorite filmmaking.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:16 PM (zZbCU)

64 I believe it's because studios today are so
risk-averse, no single one wants to cough up the money to produce any
movie today, even a fairly standard-budget one. By sharing the budget,
they share in the risk (and minimize it per party).
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:02 PM (miE9U)


I hadn't thought of that, I thought it was like construction here in 2008. A prime contractor hired a sub to do construction who was actually three guys in an office, and they hired a sub, who was a father and son who had a PO box and some heavy equipment and a line on getting construction materials, and they hired a sub who had a name in the construction industry because he was really good at invoicing and running payrolls, but he didn't have any employees, so he hired 15 Mexicans as "independent contractors" who had their own tools and at least one guy who could read a blueprint, and that was how you built that community medical clinic on grants to the regional hospital.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2019 08:16 PM (TN7xY)

65 Ten Commandments on right now. Another great one.

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 20, 2019 08:16 PM (7ZQe3)

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

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I was once small.

Posted by: Big McLargeHuge at April 20, 2019 08:17 PM (RVcmP)

67 Kindltot, LOL. :-) Also a good point...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:17 PM (miE9U)

68 The Roman Consul, not a Senator know Judah Ben-Hur's father, personally.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:17 PM (KOCKb)

69 Thanks to everyone for all the great silent movie recommendations. I want to add them all to my collection...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:17 PM (miE9U)

70 Interesting note about the author, Lew Wallace, a Civil War General for the Federals. At the Battle of Shiloh, U.S. Grant commanding, Lew Wallace was in command of a relief column of 20,000 men that Grant desperately, needed, as he was getting his ass kicked. Wallace and his column got lost, they could hear the shooting of the battle but they could never actually find it, and only get there at dark, as the fight was ending. Grant was furious, blamed Wallace personally, and never forgave him.

Later on, when Grant was President, Wallace has enough influence to merit an appointment from Grant - but since he still didn't like him, he made him the Territorial Governor of New Mexico, which would park him as far away from D.C. as possible. Sitting in a dusty office off the dusty town square in Santa Fe, with very little else to do, Lew Wallace wrote Ben Hur.


Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 08:18 PM (V2Yro)

71

Mother and sister.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 08:18 PM (aKsyK)

72 TCM played a lot of Able Gance's Napoleon probably well over 10 years ago, maybe 15.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:18 PM (BbGew)

73 And to be accurate, the winning chariots would run wide, apexing near the middle (not a lot of braking available)

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 20, 2019 08:19 PM (6qErC)

74 I have seen Ben-Hur a bunch but I always wait for the chariot race.

I'm going to settle in and watch "The Passion"

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 08:19 PM (x29ff)

75 52 47 1926 Buster Keaton The General
I often say if you don't think you would like a silent film watch that first.
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:11 PM (BbGew)

Amazing thing about "The General" is that it's based on a True Story.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 08:19 PM (V2Yro)

76 Lessee, it been so long since the last movie thread, I saw a buch of stuff, so-

1) "Hellboy" forget the poor reviews by critics and GDT fanboys.

"Hellboy" is a lot of fun and just wants to entertain you. It plays like "a week in the life of Hellboy", you know, without retelling Hellboy's origin all over again.

There's an overarching "end of the world" plot a well as a few side trips, which fit in as well just to keep things constantly moving.

Good script. Good acting. Some fabulous action scenes, super creepy Baba Yaga. and horrific hell critters on Earth.

CGI great except where it isn't. The speaking to the dead scene looks like I did the CGI on a Commodore 64.

Lots of fun. Check it out.

2) Santa Clarita Diet Season 3: Netflix

More undead fun. A bit more SJW than previously but not oppressively so.

If you haven't seen this one, you're missing out on a very good comedy.

This season could be considered the end, unless they wish to go on.

3)Shazam! is fun though fairly childish. If you have younguns around, this would be a pretty good choice.

Scary but not too scary. Violent but not tooo violent.

It's good.

4) "Pet Cemetery" is surprisingly worse than the old version.

At least, the old version finally brought the horror at the end and ended up being very creepy for those las t few minutes.

The new one can't even do that. Several changes which undercut the theme and horror.

Uneven acting. Great horror but poor script. Poor directing consisting of jump scares throughout.

They never give you the existential and parental horror at the cent of "PS".

See it on cable if you wish. Don't spend your money.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 08:20 PM (CRRq9)

77 It was de rigeur to deride his acting skills when I was a kid, and his iconic apocalyptic roles in Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man are cheesy-but that '65-'75 period was a cheesy time.



I think it depended more on the movies. He was still making good movies in that time period. He made Major Dundee, the Agony and Ecstasy and The Warlord in 1965. Khartoum in 1966, and the first Planet of the Apes movie he was good in. I thought he was good Cardinal Richelieu in the Three (1973) and Four Musketeers (1974). He was very hammy in Omega Man, Soylent Green, Airport 1975 and Earthquake but those movies were pretty 70s cheese.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (ljwAy)

78 Glad you liked the movie. I watched this as a youngster on TV as I grew up.
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I remember watching Ben-Hur on TV when I was in high school. I believe it was on one of the local L.A. stations. Anyhow, they advertised it as having the first hour and a half as being commercial-free, a big deal at the time. However, they made up for the commercial-freeness by saturating the latter half of the movie. Toward the end, they'd show 5 minutes of movie, and 5-7 minutes of commercials. It became a real death march.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (IFKOp)

79 It played Sunday and Wednesday on the big screen.

I went both days.

The time just flew by!

I used to watch it once a year, but in the recent decade, I've slowed that pace a bit (much to my wife's relief!).

It's just damned well the best movie ever made.

Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (vP0jg)

80 Ben-Hur is in my top 5 favorite movies. Charleton Heston was a MOVIE STAR. You don't find those much anymore.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (WNAuL)

81 Watched "The Passion" yesterday. Enough tears. That's the day for it. Now that the Sun is down, the Easter Vigil Mass has begun.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (KOCKb)

82 >>32 There's so much to like in this movie, I have to note one exceptional element you didn't mention - The Musical Score! This is another one of those movies I will watch over and over again just to listen to that magnificent score - every piece is strong!


We watched "The Robe" last night for that very reason. Stunning, absolutely stunning score by Randy Newman's uncle.

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 08:21 PM (QE8X6)

83 They were nuts. One silent film (I forget which one)
had the heroine unconscious on some breaking-up ice flowing toward a
waterfall, and the hero had to hop and skip from ice chunk to ice chunk,
pick her up, and get her off the river before going over the side. They
actually went out in the dead of winter to film this, no stunt doubles,
no special effects, no nothing. Took them 26 takes before the director
got what he wanted. That's insane.


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor
Griffith's "Way Down East"?

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 08:22 PM (gfZsX)

84 It would make sense if the movie that's been mentioned with the impossible stunts, was a DW Griffith flick.

From what I've read, DW was kinda crazy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:22 PM (miE9U)

85 Zogger--

I was trying to explain "Ben Hur" to some people younger than me, and I realized, oh, yeah, it's just like "Gladiator"--so they got it from that. =)

As for Napoleon, I remember about 35 years ago when they played it live here with Carmine Coppola conducting the score. A six hour marathon for a not young man.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM (CcUfv)

86 I loved Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green and The Omega Man.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM (KOCKb)

87 Fuck, Blues power play

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM (XAYDB)

88
I've really been enjoying the site tubi.tv.com. They have a ton of movies and TV shows on there for free. They just added a ton more including The Passion, The Six Million Dollar Man and DW Griffith's Intolerance (the hour and a half version)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM (ljwAy)

89 I had free Cinemax last weekend and saw the first hour of Blade Runner 2049, I took a shot with old vcr to tape the rest but haven't seen if it worked or not.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM (BbGew)

90 Sean Connery: werewolf
George Lazenby: vampire
Roger Moore: vampire
Timothy Dalton: werewolf (disputed, small chance he is instead a vampire)
Peirce Brosnan: vampire
Daniel Craig: werewolf

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (rnAwa)

91 Did they ever make a Soylent Green lunchbox? Cuz that would have been cool.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (kQs4Y)

92 One thing I will say about Miklos Rosa, however:

The music in Ben-Hur is awesome!

...but every other movie I've heard him score sounds like the Ben-Hur soundtrack over and over. Doesn't matter if it's a western or whatever, the music is still Ben-Hur.

I don't think he had a lot of tricks in his bag, but that bag works well in Ben-Hur.

Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (vP0jg)

93 How the hell did the formatting end up that way?

Oh well, at least not Barrel-worthy

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (XAYDB)
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close tags in your nick are your friend.

Posted by: The Barrel at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (ER1jH)

94 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 08:18 PM (V2Yro)
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Wallace didn't get lost so much as use a very inefficient method to get his column turned around (he was marching away from the Shiloh campsite at the time they heard the fighting break out).

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (IFKOp)

95 Nope, caught Leprosy in Prison.
Posted by: Don Q at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (NgKpN)

I believe it, I believe it. I don't know why they keep saying I won't believe it.

I believe it.

Thanks Don Q!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 08:25 PM (Z+IKu)

96 'Watched "The Passion" yesterday.'

That reminds me. It's on tomorrow for free on PlutoTV.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2019 08:25 PM (UdKB7)

97 Favorite silent film...
Restored version of the pieces of what could be found of Napoleon (1927)
Music by Carmine Coppola in the restored one.
I went every day for a week to see it at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus

Posted by: Appycay at April 20, 2019 08:26 PM (8G3+Q)

98 Ulysses S. Grant - Werewolf
William Tecumseh Sherman - Werewolf (duh - look at his photo)
Robert E. Lee - Vampire

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:26 PM (kQs4Y)

99 I loved Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green and The Omega Man.
Posted by: JAS

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Same here. Perfect films that freeze that time period for me.

Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2019 08:26 PM (vP0jg)

100 Speaking of nutty silent movie stunts, we have to bring up the classic Keaton one where the house frame falls down around him, but he's in the window, so he's okay. None of the crew wanted him to do that one.

Also, Keaton did a stunt where he fell off a train, jumped up and ran back to jump on it again. Decades later, suffering from migraines, the doctor looks at his x-rays and says, "When did you break your neck?"

lol...tough old birds

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:26 PM (CcUfv)

101 As for Napoleon, I remember about 35 years ago when they played it live here with Carmine Coppola conducting the score. A six hour marathon for a not young man.
Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM

I have a miniatures war game magazine with a article/ advertisement on that

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:26 PM (BbGew)

102 The scene where Heston says 'Hello Massala' is incredible.

Posted by: MikeN at April 20, 2019 08:26 PM (o/eHL)

103 tubi.tv is good too. I like free.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2019 08:27 PM (UdKB7)

104 Oh, don't get me wrong: I also love the Heston apocalypse trilogy.

But they are corny and cheesy, albeit better made than their modern counterparts like "The Day After Tomorrow".

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:27 PM (CcUfv)

105 The Ten Commandments has a great scene that can put me into an ASMR trance every time. Nefreteri's tinkly jewelry in her hair, hypnotic movements by the servants piling up fabric, Nefreteri going through the gossamer fabric, I'm half asleep at this point with all the soothing sights/sounds and then the kill-joy servant comes in and ruins everything. Yeah, I'd throw her off the balcony too.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:27 PM (aBR7R)

106 And....
Thank you, OM, for the thread and for your observations. Ben Hur is a treat to watch.

Posted by: Appycay at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (8G3+Q)

107 .

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (ER1jH)

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Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:23 PM

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I think I understand what it says about me, but I've always found "last person on earth" stories to sound a bit like heaven.

Posted by: irright at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (RVcmP)

109 I would love to see Napoleon.

I guess I will have to wait for a screening, as there's no DVD available of the full version. Is there any digital version of it available for watching online or for download?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (miE9U)

110 William Tecumseh Sherman:
Feeling cute, might burn down Atlanta later IDK

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (rnAwa)

111

Viacom's Pluto TV Inks BBC Studios Deal for 700 Hours of Content, Including Classic Doctor Who Episodes

https://tinyurl.com/y69qkdcr

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (aKsyK)

112 I loved Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green and The Omega Man.
Posted by: JAS
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"Get your paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" Every kid in the theater cheered that line.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (IFKOp)

113 I had the greatest lunch of all time "Rat Patrol".

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2019 08:29 PM (UdKB7)

114 Yes, it's Lillian Gish in Way Down East on the ice floes. And I think it's Ramon Navarro in the silent Ben Hur.

I watched The Mule last weekend. Got it for my husband. It's well done.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 20, 2019 08:29 PM (Lqy/e)

115 favorite silents:
Man with a Movie CameraNapoleon (the snowball scene is great, but my favorites are the storm at sea intercut with the Congress in Paris, and the reintroduction of - argh! - Napoleon's chick)The General, and - if you like The General, you have to see - Our HospitalityKeaton shorts - The Boat, CopsStrikeThe Gold RushSafety LastGreed is pretty damned funky - one of the great endings of all timeohhhh - Broken Blossoms!!!!
I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 08:29 PM (gfZsX)

116 Sitting in a dusty office off the dusty town square in Santa Fe, with very little else to do, Lew Wallace wrote Ben Hur.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 08:18 PM (V2Yro)

And as a follow up, he also wrote "Blazing Saddles".

True story.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 08:29 PM (Z+IKu)

117 "Lunchbox" I mean.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2019 08:29 PM (UdKB7)

118 I loved Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green and The Omega Man.
Posted by: JAS

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Same here. Perfect films that freeze that time period for me.
Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2019 08:26 PM (vP0jg)


Yes. Chuck watching the movie Woodstock in Omega Man. Pure 70s cheese

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 08:29 PM (ljwAy)

119 21
They did remake Ben-Hur...last year? The year before...hmmm...2016 per the Internet. I can almost not imaging watching it.



But I can imagine getting the DVD for the 1925 silent version, and just general re-watching.

Posted by: moviegique

I have the Special Edition of the 1959 Ben Hur and it came with the 1925 version added along with other extras.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 08:29 PM (WNAuL)

120

Sheik Ilderim:
Balthasar is a good man. But until all men are like him, we must keep our swords bright!

Judah Ben-Hur:
And our intentions true! So I must leave you.

Sheik Ilderim:
One last thought... there is no law in the arena. Many are killed. I hope to see you again, Judah Ben-Hur.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 08:30 PM (aKsyK)

121 109 I would love to see Napoleon.

I guess I will have to wait for a screening, as there's no DVD available of the full version. Is there any digital version of it available for watching online or for download?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (miE9U)

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I watched it through download. There's B region bluray. I think it's region locked.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:30 PM (zZbCU)

122 Did they ever make a Soylent Green lunchbox? Cuz that would have been cool.
Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:24 PM (kQs4Y)



Apparently there was, but it was recalled before it could get to the stores. The colors were off due to a misprint, and it turned out that the Soylent Green was purple.

https://tinyurl.com/yat7vlef

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2019 08:30 PM (TN7xY)

123 They became lepers but first were prostitutes I think.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 08:15 PM (Z+IKu)



No. They were thrown in prison to rot, and they did. Rot, I mean. With leprosy.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:30 PM (jrTqB)

124 Rat Patrol, Combat! and 12 O'clock High are all on YouTube, watched them all

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:30 PM (BbGew)

125 As a kid I saw The Ten Commandments in the theatuh (my first Intermission!) and fell in love with it. I liked the first half a little more (I'm shallow -- it was more fabulous).

Is there anything creepier than the green mist silently killing the firstborn?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJcd1NFw5JY

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:31 PM (kQs4Y)

126 Here's the list of silent movies I have from you all to see, thus far...

- Napoleon
- Metropolis
- Faust
- Cabinet of Dr Caligari
- Nosferatu
- The General
- Way Down East
- Intolerance
- Haxan
- Speedy
- Safety Last
- The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
- The Gold Rush
- The Kid
- City Lights
- Nanook of the North
- Spite Marriage

...anything missing?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:31 PM (miE9U)

127 100
Speaking of nutty silent movie stunts, we have to bring up the classic
Keaton one where the house frame falls down around him, but he's in the
window, so he's okay. None of the crew wanted him to do that one.

Steamboat Bill Jr.


Also, Keaton did a stunt where he fell off a train, jumped up and
ran back to jump on it again. Decades later, suffering from migraines,
the doctor looks at his x-rays and says, "When did you break your neck?"



Sherlock Jr

lol...tough old birds

Posted by: moviegique

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 08:31 PM (gfZsX)

128 108
I think I understand what it says about me, but I've always found "last person on earth" stories to sound a bit like heaven.

Posted by: irright at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (RVcmP)



It's all fun and games until you break your glasses.

Posted by: Burgess Meredith at April 20, 2019 08:32 PM (sdi6R)

129 TJM, where were you able to download it from? I'll take a look.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:32 PM (miE9U)

130 Very unhygienic living conditions can cause leprosy

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:32 PM (BbGew)

131 >> I've always found "last person on earth" stories to sound a bit like heaven.

It's great until you break your glasses.

Posted by: Burgess Meredith at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (f1Vqw)

132 Oops, also:

- Greed
- Wings
- Sunrise
- Ben-Hur original silent version

I also already have Hitchcock's The Lodger.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (miE9U)

133 129 TJM, where were you able to download it from? I'll take a look.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:32 PM (miE9U

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My "library". Torrent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (zZbCU)

134 charlton Heston as John the Baptist in the Greatest Story Ever Told is all kinds of awesome. What an actor. It's on now.
v

Posted by: vivi at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (11H2y)

135 If you are looking for interesting silent movies, The Big Parade with John Gilbert is a very good movie about WWI

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (Lqy/e)

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Posted by: Burgess Meredith at April 20, 2019 08:32 PM

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That one WAS a bit scary.

Posted by: irright at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (RVcmP)

137 qdpsteve
You have to add
Man with a Movie Camera
Our Hospitality
Broken Blossoms

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (gfZsX)

138 51
The only silent I can think that I've watched at any length is "Metropolis". It's...different.



I'd really like to see Abel Gance's "Napoleon".

Posted by: Captain Obvious


Probably the only one I've seen all the way through too. The music video for Queen's Radio Ga Ga relied heavily on "Metropolis".

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (WNAuL)

139 Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2019 08:30 PM (TN7xY)

You bastard!

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:34 PM (kQs4Y)

140 Blues goal

Jets have 'em right where they want 'em

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:34 PM (XAYDB)

141 Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (miE9U)
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Wasn't "Greed" uncompleted, or now no longer complete in some way?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:34 PM (IFKOp)

142 Later on, when Grant was President, Wallace has enough influence to merit an appointment from Grant - but since he still didn't like him, he made him the Territorial Governor of New Mexico, which would park him as far away from D.C. as possible. Sitting in a dusty office off the dusty town square in Santa Fe, with very little else to do, Lew Wallace wrote Ben Hur.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 08:18 PM (V2Yro)


That's a great story.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:34 PM (jrTqB)

143 132 Oops, also:

- Greed
- Wings
- Sunrise
- Ben-Hur original silent version

I also already have Hitchcock's The Lodger.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (miE9U

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Stuff with Douglas Fairbanks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:34 PM (zZbCU)

144 Hunt For Red October is on right now, and Betelguese with Alec Baldwin BEFORE he became a dedicated fulltime professional ahole.,

Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2019 08:35 PM (qBNEP)

145

The SCTV version of Ben Hur

https://youtu.be/7j2X1JC62sE

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 08:35 PM (aKsyK)

146
I highly recommend the Youtube channel the CRITICAL DRINKER in which he shares his hilariously sarcastic thoughts on movies and television.

Here's his latest:

The Rise of Skywalker - Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love This Bomb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdo_6bRd8X4

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 20, 2019 08:35 PM (w5QtQ)

147 Speaking of nutty silent movie stunts, we have to bring up the classic Keaton one where the house frame falls down around him, but he's in the window, so he's okay. None of the crew wanted him to do that one.

Steamboat Bill Jr.


Also, Keaton did a stunt where he fell off a train, jumped up and
ran back to jump on it again. Decades later, suffering from migraines,
the doctor looks at his x-rays and says, "When did you break your neck?"



Sherlock Jr

lol...tough old birds

Posted by: moviegique
Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 08:31 PM (gfZsX)


Keaton was incredibly talented and funny. Miles ahead of the Chaplin

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 08:35 PM (iwX68)

148 141
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (miE9U)

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Wasn't "Greed" uncompleted, or now no longer complete in some way?

Posted by: Captain Obvious

It was cut way down from Stroheim's original edit. It was originally hours long. Probably the one time a studio was right to cut a film down.

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 08:36 PM (gfZsX)

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Posted by: Burgess Meredith at April 20, 2019 08:32 PM (sdi6R)

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I've always found "last person on earth" stories to sound a bit like heaven.



It's great until you break your glasses.

Posted by: Burgess Meredith at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (f1Vqw)

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Damn. This place is TIGHT.

Posted by: irright at April 20, 2019 08:36 PM (RVcmP)

150 Square Hammer, Ghost

https://youtu.be/VqoyKzgkqR4

Big metropolis influence

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 20, 2019 08:37 PM (rnAwa)

151 It can be pie time
Lemon meringue

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:37 PM (BbGew)

152 ...anything missing?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:31 PM (miE9U)

Salome, if you dig that Beardsley/Wilde vibe

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:37 PM (kQs4Y)

153 Keaton was incredibly talented and funny. Miles ahead of the Chaplin
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 08:35 PM (iwX6
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I'll dispute that mildly - their styles of humor were rather different. Chaplin was indisputably the better businessman, though.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:37 PM (IFKOp)

154 My "library". Torrent.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:33 PM (zZbCU)


Thank you. Downloading it right now.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:38 PM (jrTqB)

155 151
It can be pie time

Lemon meringue


I prefer Boston Creme Tango.

Posted by: pep at April 20, 2019 08:38 PM (T6t7i)

156 The lovely and moving Haya Harareet, a Palestinian from back when "Palestinian" meant "Jew".

Hiya Haya !

Posted by: JT at April 20, 2019 08:38 PM (uvoRF)

157 151 It can be pie time
Lemon meringue
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:37 PM (BbGew)


Key lime!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 08:38 PM (jrTqB)

158 149
Damn. This place is TIGHT.
Posted by: irright at April 20, 2019 08:36 PM (RVcmP)


Or just predictable.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 08:38 PM (sdi6R)

159 Vertov, thanks.
Also thanks to everyone for further silent movies to see.

Captain Obvious, per Greed, Wiki says that once Irving Thalberg became head of MGM, he grabbed Erich Von Stroheim's original (and very long) cut of Greed and whittled it down to 140 minutes. (Thalberg had already fired Stroheim once in the past on another production, so they had a history of bad blood.)

Also per Wiki, today's 'restored' version of Greed is 239 minutes. Stroheim's original, which only a handful of people ever saw, was 462 minutes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:38 PM (miE9U)

160 The General is great but I also have a special fondness for Sherlock Junior. Buster Keaton did so many innovative things in that one. Also if he'd been taller he could've been a romantic lead. Really. (Louise Brooks thought he was hot too.)

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:38 PM (aBR7R)

161
I don't need glasses, and I got to bang Elizabeth Montgomery.

You said last *man* on Earth.

Posted by: Charles Bronson at April 20, 2019 08:39 PM (f1Vqw)

162 152 ...anything missing?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:31 PM (miE9U)

Salome, if you dig that Beardsley/Wilde vibe
Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:37 PM (kQs4Y)

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My favorite hilariously bad movie. Everything about it is wrong. It's fantastic. And on YouTube!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:39 PM (zZbCU)

163 27 Since it's the movie thread, I'll again share a question I posted on the ONT several nights ago:

What are the Horde's all-time favorite SILENT films?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:06 PM (miE9U)

Strictly speaking, it was not silent but one of my favorite was Mel Brooks The Silent Movie. One word was spoken, by Marcel Marceau, "No!"

Posted by: JB1000 at April 20, 2019 08:40 PM (kSMyj)

164
PIE!

PIE'S COMIN'!

Posted by: Geico pie people at April 20, 2019 08:40 PM (aBR7R)

165 Stuff with Douglas Fairbanks.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:34 PM (zZbCU)
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Yes!

The Thief of Bagdad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ8KCfCu23I

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:40 PM (kQs4Y)

166 Also per Wiki, today's 'restored' version of Greed is 239 minutes. Stroheim's original, which only a handful of people ever saw, was 462 minutes.
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Yikes!

Not for weak bladders. Thank goodness for the Pause button.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:40 PM (IFKOp)

167 JB1000, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 08:40 PM (miE9U)

168 Doing my bit to make sure that no need to be upset, Frau Doctor Eris.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2019 08:40 PM (TN7xY)

169 Dad took Mom to Ben Hur for their first date in Corvallis in 1959. As I recall, he said the tickets were $5 a piece which was expensive back then. Anyway, it turned out well for them. Been married 69 years and still going strong.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 08:41 PM (gC2IV)

170 Viacom's Pluto TV Inks BBC Studios Deal for 700 Hours of Content, Including Classic Doctor Who Episodes

https://tinyurl.com/y69qkdcr
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (aKsyK)


Thanks for that info

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 08:42 PM (iwX68)

171 59 years.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 08:42 PM (gC2IV)

172
And if the last woman was Brie Larson, I would've shot her.

Posted by: Charles Bronson at April 20, 2019 08:42 PM (f1Vqw)

173 My sister loved that movie. She even bought the vinyl album of the Miklos Roza score and pretty much wore it out playing it. Great movie. Going to watch it tonight for Easter.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 20, 2019 08:42 PM (Vf4Y7)

174 I don't need glasses, and I got to bang Elizabeth Montgomery.
You said last *man* on Earth.
Posted by: Charles Bronson at April 20, 2019 08:39 PM (f1Vqw)

Yup....great "Twilight Zone" episode.

Plus Beth had dark hair in that one which made her more....approachable.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 08:43 PM (Z+IKu)

175 $5 in 1959? Your dad is bullshitting you.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:43 PM (KOCKb)

176 PIE!

PIE'S COMIN'!"

Eli too?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 20, 2019 08:44 PM (6qErC)

177 For their 50th anniversary I gave then a script of Ben Hur signed by the original cast. First time I ever saw my father speechless.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 08:44 PM (gC2IV)

178 They used to hand out thick, full color playbills for movies back in the day. I still have my parents' booklets from "Cleopatra" and "Fantasia".

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:44 PM (kQs4Y)

179 -
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And if the last woman was Brie Larson, I would've shot her.


Posted by: Charles Bronson at April 20, 2019 08:42 PM

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Don't aim at her ass.

Posted by: Statistics at April 20, 2019 08:45 PM (RVcmP)

180 160
The General is great but I also have a special fondness for Sherlock
Junior. Buster Keaton did so many innovative things in that one. Also if
he'd been taller he could've been a romantic lead. Really. (Louise
Brooks thought he was hot too.)

Posted by: JuJuBee
Agreed. Funny thing - Keaton said they had a lot of the basic gags worked out, but realized they were too - unrealistic? - for a feature story. Which is when they had the idea that the whole thing had to be a dream, thus the incredible "entering a movie" sequence. Some of that was actually shot on the movie theater stage, while other parts were film shot elsewhere. They used surveyors instruments to make it work.
No love for Man with a Movie Camera?????

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 08:45 PM (gfZsX)

181 There are classic movies playing in theatres again.

I saw "2001" a little while ago and it had an intermission.
Posted by: rickl


I saw "2001" in 1968, in "Cinerama", which had a big wraparound screen. It was awesome. But yes, it has an intermission, that takes place when Dave Bowman and Frank Poole are talking in the pod and HAL reads their lips.

Other movies I saw back then with intermissions: How the West Was Won, Ice Station Zebra, Exodus

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 20, 2019 08:45 PM (TYC2c)

182 They used to hand out thick, full color playbills for movies back in the day. I still have my parents' booklets from "Cleopatra" and "Fantasia".
Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:44 PM (kQs4Y)
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I should have one for "Around the World in 80 Days" somewhere.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:46 PM (IFKOp)

183 My favorite hilariously bad movie. Everything about it is wrong. It's fantastic. And on YouTube!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:39 PM (zZbCU)
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It's. Genius.

But splendiferously gay.

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:46 PM (kQs4Y)

184 Oh, the train/broken neck thing was Chaplin, not Keaton, sorry.

Keaton can seem better because Chaplin has all the positive press, so when you discover Keaton you can feel like he got short-shrift. But they were both great with very different styles.

And, yeah, Keaton screwed up big time business-wise. It's kind of a tragic story.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 08:46 PM (CcUfv)

185 175 $5 in 1959? Your dad is bullshitting you.
Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:43 PM (KOCKb)

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It was a special showing with dinner and drinks and such. Still expensive for a first date.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 08:46 PM (gC2IV)

186 My parents took the family to the Roxy for "Thunderball." I am pretty sure that I fell asleep after the Intermission. I was 7 at the time.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:47 PM (KOCKb)

187 >> Plus Beth had dark hair in that one which made her more....approachable.

Her sister Serena was a brunette. And a fun girl.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 20, 2019 08:47 PM (f1Vqw)

188 Oh, and Eris, a friend claimed that Douglas Fairbanks Junior was on a train with his grandfather, and accidentally walked off with his grandfather's luggage. He said his pop always referred to Douglas Fairbanks Junior as "the thief of Dad's bag"



You can find that link again, right?


Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2019 08:47 PM (TN7xY)

189 Keaton had zero sentimentality. Makes him much more modern than Chaplin. I think Chaplin is overrated. His personal life was repugnant. Rich lefty but hated paying taxes, knocked up teenage girls, pretentious artiste. Fled the US in high dudgeon. Good riddance.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:47 PM (aBR7R)

190 Dinner and drinks? Well then, that was special.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:48 PM (KOCKb)

191 Heston was great in The Big Country

Posted by: JT at April 20, 2019 08:48 PM (uvoRF)

192 181 I saw "2001" in 1968, in "Cinerama", which had a big wraparound screen. It was awesome. But yes, it has an intermission, that takes place when Dave Bowman and Frank Poole are talking in the pod and HAL reads their lips.

Other movies I saw back then with intermissions: How the West Was Won, Ice Station Zebra, Exodus
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 20, 2019 08:45 PM (TYC2c)

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That intermission is interesting, especially the placement. It happens with less than a hour left in the movie, well more than halfway through, but it's at the exact moment you realize HAL is gonna do something. It provides a dramatic pause for the audience to consider what's going to happen.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:48 PM (zZbCU)

193 184
Oh, the train/broken neck thing was Chaplin, not Keaton, sorry.

No, it was Keaton on Sherlock Jr. I'm sure.

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 08:48 PM (gfZsX)

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:48 PM (kQs4Y)

195 They had movies in 1959?

Yer shittin' me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2019 08:48 PM (lnki2)

196 191 Heston was great in The Big Country
Posted by: JT at April 20, 2019 08:48 PM (uvoRF

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Also directed by William Wyler.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 08:49 PM (zZbCU)

197 Keaton had zero sentimentality. Makes him much more modern than Chaplin. I think Chaplin is overrated. His personal life was repugnant. Rich lefty but hated paying taxes, knocked up teenage girls, pretentious artiste. Fled the US in high dudgeon. Good riddance.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:47 PM (aBR7R)



THIS!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 08:49 PM (qqMKJ)

198 Well, I'm off to have my dinner and warch a movie. Ciao, bambini!

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:49 PM (IFKOp)

199 Chaplin: a good businessman and a Commie.
Reminds me of Bernie Sanders.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:49 PM (KOCKb)

200 A truly magnificent film, perhaps the greatest in cinematic history. From the story to the directing to the cinematography and Miklos Rozsa's epic musical score it could hardly be any better.

The only minor off-note (for those who picked up on it) was Gore Vidal's rewrite subtly implying that the enmity between Ben-Hur and Messala was really about a broken homosexual relationship, which of course was never in Lew Wallace's original 1880 novel. But then, that was Vidal--always dragging everything down to his debased level.

Posted by: Anonymous 7 at April 20, 2019 08:49 PM (DwzBO)

201 Ben Hur: Red-Necks Going In Circles

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 08:50 PM (+y/Ru)

202
The didn't even have smart phones in 1959. What did people do?!

Posted by: Millennial at April 20, 2019 08:50 PM (f1Vqw)

203 190 Dinner and drinks? Well then, that was special.
Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:48 PM (KOCKb)

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They've been married for 59 years so I would say it was.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 08:50 PM (gC2IV)

204 They had movies in 1959? "

I know, huh?

They were right next to the rocks.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 20, 2019 08:50 PM (6qErC)

205 161


I don't need glasses, and I got to bang Elizabeth Montgomery.



You said last *man* on Earth.

Posted by: Charles Bronson

"Two" A favorite TW episode of mine. She was smokin' in that episode. She was looking a hot in a movie called "Johnny Cool" which is a pretty good gangster movie. Henry Silva was the lead. Came out in 1963.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 08:51 PM (WNAuL)

206 They used to hand out thick, full color playbills for movies back in the day. I still have my parents' booklets from "Cleopatra" and "Fantasia".
Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:44 PM (kQs4Y)
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I should have one for "Around the World in 80 Days" somewhere.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 08:46 PM (IFKOp)


I have my moms from Gone With The Wind.

Posted by: LASue at April 20, 2019 08:51 PM (XROPS)

207 169 Dad took Mom to Ben Hur for their first date in Corvallis in 1959. As I recall, he said the tickets were $5 a piece which was expensive back then. Anyway, it turned out well for them. Been married 69 years and still going strong.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 08:41 PM (gC2IV)

Son, we need to talk about mom.....

Posted by: Dad at April 20, 2019 08:51 PM (9uYWN)

208 The didn't even have smart phones in 1959. What did people do?!

Princess Phones. In or around 59 or 60, IIRC.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 20, 2019 08:52 PM (6qErC)

209
Heston was great in The Big Country
Posted by: JT


They took a long time to say goodbye.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 08:52 PM (aKsyK)

210 169 Dad took Mom to Ben Hur for their first date in Corvallis in 1959. As I recall, he said the tickets were $5 a piece which was expensive back then. Anyway, it turned out well for them. Been married 69 years and still going strong.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 08:41 PM (gC2IV)

--[Does math]

1959 was less than 69 years ago.

Ace's time machine?

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:52 PM (XAYDB)

211 Keaton broke his neck making Sherlock Junior. Yanked on the chain of a water tank, the water came down and slammed him against raillroad ties with such force he broke his neck but didn't find out until years later. Suffered blinding headaches for awhile.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:52 PM (aBR7R)

212 Watching "The Lobster." So far it just seems weird for the sake of weird, without any underlying "logic" to the story.

Colin Farrell can certainly act when he wants to.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 20, 2019 08:54 PM (l9m7l)

213 195
They had movies in 1959?



Yer shittin' me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Remarkably, the Constitution was written only a few years later.

Posted by: Tommy Vietor at April 20, 2019 08:54 PM (T6t7i)

214 There was the line in there about Ganymede and someone, implying that Judah and Masala were fags.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:55 PM (KOCKb)

215 Watched all 5 Death Wish movies last night and today on Prime. Relevant for today IMHO.

Posted by: literally serious at April 20, 2019 08:55 PM (9uYWN)

216 1959 was less than 69 years ago.

Ace's time machine?
Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:52 PM (XAYDB)

--I see you corrected yourself.

My dad took me and my brothers to a Planet of the Apes Marathon at a drive-in when I was six.

I snoozed.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 08:56 PM (XAYDB)

217 Bring up my idea for a twilight zone episode
A modern actor has a accident, wakes up or revived and is in a B&W world and no sound only a bubble above a person with just a short sentence of the paragraph they spoke.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 08:56 PM (BbGew)

218 It was not in the book.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 08:56 PM (KOCKb)

219 I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey and Journey to the Far Side of the Sun as a double feature in a drive in back in the olden days.

At the time, I thought Journey was the better movie.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 08:57 PM (Z+IKu)

220 Crashing wifi router is my personal favorite. Just thought i'd throw that in.

As you were

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 20, 2019 08:57 PM (77jVU)

221 The remake will be called Ben Xer.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 20, 2019 08:57 PM (cEOj9)

222 I would like to have a copy of Fantasia. Yeah, that's what I said.

Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2019 08:58 PM (qBNEP)

223 -
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Keaton broke his neck making Sherlock Junior. Yanked
on the chain of a water tank, the water came down and slammed him
against raillroad ties with such force he broke his neck but didn't find
out until years later. Suffered blinding headaches for awhile.


Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 08:52 PM

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And you say these headaches were "blinding"?

Posted by: Paul Pelosi at April 20, 2019 08:58 PM (RVcmP)

224 201 Ben Hur: Red-Necks Going In Circles

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 08:50 PM (+y/Ru)
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I never thought about it that way, but it really is just like NASCAR.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 08:59 PM (kQs4Y)

225 It would make an incredible book to write about the relationship between Keaton and Chaplin. It would take a lot of research, probably not possible now, to tell the real story. They knew each other well, but never really talked about each other. Keaton would only say Chaplin was the best, and that was it. But there's reason to believe he knew he was Chaplin's equal. I don't know that Chaplin ever talked about Keaton - but Keaton was good friends with Arbuckle, which put him squarely in Keaton's orbit.

Ever see - ahh, the Chaplin picture from the '50's, where he's an old washed-up vaudville guy. Climax of the picture is Chaplin reuniting with his old vaudville partner for a charity gig. And it's played by Keaton. Which is hilarious in a way because English Charlie's old partner has the most American, non-English accent you've ever heard. And it's the only time Chaplin even pretended to have a partner/equal.

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 08:59 PM (gfZsX)

226 If I remember correctly, when Doctor Zhivago comes back from intermission, you see a black screen and hear train running on tracks sounds. Suddenly the screen explodes and you see a beautiful snowscape. The passengers in the box car have smashed the ice frozen across the door blocking the view.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 08:59 PM (+y/Ru)

227 Eromero, it's available at Amazon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 09:00 PM (miE9U)

228 -
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They didn't even have smart phones in 1959. What did people do?
Posted by: Millennial at April 20, 2019 08:50 PM

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We had smart people instead.

Posted by: Oldster at April 20, 2019 09:01 PM (RVcmP)

229 Oops Eromero, ignore that comment. The version at Amazon is Region B/2, not playable on American players.

I have the American bluray, but I admit it cost me a pretty penny a few years ago.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 09:01 PM (miE9U)

230 >>Oh, the train/broken neck thing was Chaplin, not Keaton, sorry.

No, it was Keaton on Sherlock Jr. I'm sure.

I retract my correction.

The corrector has been sacked.

Posted by: moviegique at April 20, 2019 09:02 PM (CcUfv)

231 Fantasia was where Disney could put boobies in a kid's cartoon because it was Art.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 09:02 PM (V2Yro)

232 Heston carries the film, but there is a terrific supporting cast. Hugh Griffith won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, as Sheik Ilderim, the man who loves his horses.

Posted by: Gref at April 20, 2019 09:03 PM (AMIL/)

233 I've got a Fantasia DVD, had it a few years, didn't realize it wasn't currently available.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 09:03 PM (V2Yro)

234 One more silent movie:

"The Phantom Carriage" is very very good.

Chaplain called it the best movie he'd seen, and Ingmar Bergman stated that it was the movie which made him decide to become a film maker.

It's on the Criterion collection.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 09:03 PM (CRRq9)

235 Definitely Keaton on the broken neck thing.


His wife tells the story in 'A Hard Act to Follow.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 20, 2019 09:03 PM (cEOj9)

236 As a result, the acting burden falls primarily on Charlton Heston. We can only experience things through him. He won the Oscar for this role and it's well-deserved. It was de rigeur to deride his acting skills when I was a kid, and his iconic apocalyptic roles in Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man are cheesy...

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Let us not forget his magnificence in Earthquake and The Towering Inferno.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2019 09:03 PM (EZebt)

237 231 Fantasia was where Disney could put boobies in a kid's cartoon because it was Art.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 09:02 PM (V2Yro)
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Demon boobies!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 09:04 PM (kQs4Y)

238 There's actually ONE new movie I want to see...

Dragged Across Concrete.

Am hearing it's an entertaining, and actually un-PC, crime thriller, Unfortunately I've also heard it suffers from Michael Cimino syndrome, i.e. too much length, not enough story.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 09:04 PM (miE9U)

239 234 One more silent movie:

"The Phantom Carriage" is very very good.

Chaplain called it the best movie he'd seen, and Ingmar Bergman stated that it was the movie which made him decide to become a film maker.

It's on the Criterion collection.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 09:03 PM (CRRq9)

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The director starred in a couple of Bergman's earlier films. He was a conductor in To Joy, and Dr. Both, the main character, in Wild Strawberries (one of Bergman's best movies).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 09:05 PM (zZbCU)

240 naturalfake, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 09:05 PM (miE9U)

241 Vertov, I never saw Man With a Movie Camera. I looked it up, sounds good. A Russian The Cameraman?

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 09:05 PM (aBR7R)

242 Ugh....Dr. Borg. Stupid autocorrect.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 09:05 PM (zZbCU)

243 226
If I remember correctly, when Doctor Zhivago comes back from
intermission, you see a black screen and hear train running on tracks
sounds. Suddenly the screen explodes and you see a beautiful snowscape.
The passengers in the box car have smashed the ice frozen across the
door blocking the view.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


Yep.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 09:05 PM (WNAuL)

244 Greetings:

Intermissions, hell, what about double features ???

Posted by: 11B40 at April 20, 2019 09:05 PM (evgyj)

245 Hugh Griffith has a lot of great lines, and he makes his part very memorable. He gets furious at one of his servants 'You're treating my horses like Animals!!!"

or when the Roman insults Arabs and he says calmly "Bravely Spoken."

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 09:05 PM (V2Yro)

246 Maybe I can borrow Tom Servo's copy of Fantasia?

Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2019 09:06 PM (qBNEP)

247 "Two" A favorite TW episode of mine. She was smokin' in that episode. She was looking a hot in a movie called "Johnny Cool" which is a pretty good gangster movie. Henry Silva was the lead. Came out in 1963.
Posted by: Puddleglum


Speaking of which, Henry Silva is a bad guy in "The Manchurian Candidate", which Shibumi and I are watching right now on cable. The original one, with Frank Sinatra.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 20, 2019 09:06 PM (TYC2c)

248 Ben Hur the book is very good I thought but it doesn't sustain the good. By the time you get to the end its losing steam and its harder to focus on the story. And its quite fabulist, I mean the beginning sequence of the wise men is wonderful reading but completely invented and without the slightest Biblical or historical basis.

Still, the movie does well with crushing a huge book into a film largely on the charisma of Heston.

Speaking of box office smash, while the film Paint Your Wagon (rightly) gets a lot of grief for putting two of the least musical men in history in a musical... it worked pretty well anyway, and the opening sequence with Lee Marvin growling Wandering Star actually is pretty good.

That film made $14,500,000 in 1969.

http://tinyurl.com/y4ydjfk9

That's 1969 dollars. Data is pretty limited for budget back then but there's no way in hell it cost even a quarter that much to make.

In today's money that's over 100 million dollars. I mean in terms of Marvel blockbuster that's nothing special but a singing cowboy flick? Starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 20, 2019 09:06 PM (39g3+)

249 Back before smart phones we churned butter and sewed dirndls for fun.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 09:07 PM (aBR7R)

250 145

The SCTV version of Ben Hur

https://youtu.be/7j2X1JC62sE
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 08:35 PM (aKsyK)


Heh. I hadn't seen that before.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 09:07 PM (sdi6R)

251 My brother, 10 years older, had to take me to a movie on a date with his girlfriend (now wife) when I was about 11. They chose "A Clockwork Orange". Hoo boy, did I learn some stuff.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2019 09:07 PM (r+sAi)

252 If I remember correctly, when Doctor Zhivago comes back from intermission, you see a black screen and hear train running on tracks sounds. Suddenly the screen explodes and you see a beautiful snowscape. The passengers in the box car have smashed the ice frozen across the door blocking the view.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Ah yes. Dr. Chicago. What a good movie. I saw it on cable a few years ago (2012?), and it really made me sad, when I realized it could now happen here.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 20, 2019 09:08 PM (TYC2c)

253 232
Heston carries the film, but there is a terrific supporting cast. Hugh
Griffith won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, as Sheik
Ilderim, the man who loves his horses.

Posted by: Gref


IMO, Dr. Zhivago was kind of the opposite, no offense to Omar Shariff and the so beautiful it hurts Julie Christie. Alec Guiness, Rod Steiger, and Tom Courtenay were Tour De Forces in that film and they were not in every scene.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 09:08 PM (WNAuL)

254 Speaking of which, Henry Silva is a bad guy in "The Manchurian Candidate", which Shibumi and I are watching right now on cable. The original one, with Frank Sinatra.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 20, 2019 09:06 PM (TYC2c)

Yup....I love the part where Angela tells him, "Ching Chang Choo, or whatever your name is, go cook me a steak, so and so minutes per side and be quick about it". Reminds me of someone we all know.

And he does.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 09:09 PM (Z+IKu)

255 My understanding is that there are no talking ape men in this one, so I'm not sure I'm willing to give it three and a half hours.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 20, 2019 09:09 PM (H5knJ)

256 Doing an intermission from Crazy Rich Asians right now. Gonna serve dessert (key lime pie and fresh berries) then crank it up again.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 09:10 PM (aBR7R)

257 RE Keaton and Chaplain, apparently they had a contest of who could put in the fewest cue cards in their movies (the part where the film stops and they show words on a card to explain something or add dialog). Keaton says that Chaplain won but they both wanted the action and acting to tell the story without needing talk as much as possible.

Keaton was the primary influence over Jackie Chan, and between the two he's by far my favorite. I love Harold Lloyd as well. Chaplain just... he's brilliant but his stuff feels forced, like he wants to preach at audiences more than entertain. His films always had a message, where Keaton and Lloyd just wanted you to laugh and forget a while.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 20, 2019 09:10 PM (39g3+)

258 Greetings:

Intermissions, hell, what about double features ???
Posted by: 11B40


Double features, like baseball double headers, are .....gone with the wind.

Used to go to afternoon double features at the local theater when we were kids. The kids would get so rowdy sometimes, the movie manager would stop the movie and come out and yell at the kids.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 20, 2019 09:10 PM (TYC2c)

259 In today's money that's over 100 million dollars. I mean in terms of Marvel blockbuster that's nothing special but a singing cowboy flick? Starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood?"

I remember one critic's comment that always cracked me up - anytime Clint sings, he always looks like he's scanning the horizon for enemy aircraft. I watched it again with that in mind, and it's true!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 09:10 PM (V2Yro)

260 251 My brother, 10 years older, had to take me to a movie on a date with his girlfriend (now wife) when I was about 11. They chose "A Clockwork Orange". Hoo boy, did I learn some stuff.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2019 09:07 PM (r+sAi)
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Ah, the old ultraviolence!

Or, wait, did you mean from watching your brother and his date?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 09:10 PM (kQs4Y)

261 241
Vertov, I never saw Man With a Movie Camera. I looked it up, sounds good. A Russian The Cameraman?

Posted by: JuJuBee


Yes, it's a Soviet "documentary" made in 1929. It's mind-blowingly complicated. So I would suggest not even trying to understand what's going on the first time you see it. Just let it wash over you.
It's a day in the life of Russia. It's a celebration of filmmaking as a new international language of communication; hence all the special effects. It's the story of the revolution. And the filmmaker was a bit crazy, so add that in. It's like nothing you've ever seen. Let me look on YouTube.

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 09:10 PM (gfZsX)

262 IMO, Dr. Zhivago was kind of the opposite, no offense to Omar Shariff and the so beautiful it hurts Julie Christie. Alec Guiness, Rod Steiger, and Tom Courtenay were Tour De Forces in that film and they were not in every scene.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 09:08 PM (WNAuL)

Very good movie. Great, great novel.

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 09:11 PM (QE8X6)

263 The Ten Commandments is on.

Charleton Heston. Now that's a real man.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 20, 2019 09:12 PM (2shuf)

264 Or, wait, did you mean from watching your brother and his date? <<<<<<<
The ultra violence, the ol in out, and the boobs (not my SIL's)

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2019 09:13 PM (r+sAi)

265 254 Speaking of which, Henry Silva is a bad guy in "The Manchurian Candidate", which Shibumi and I are watching right now on cable. The original one, with Frank Sinatra. "

That's the movie that let me know that Frank Sinatra really was a seriously good actor, when he had a director that could push him into it - but he was lazy and let himself spend most of his time in weak movies with sloppy scripts, where he didn't have to make any effort.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 09:13 PM (V2Yro)

266 >> Princess Phones.

I use Princess Plugs.

Posted by: Mayor Pete Buttplug at April 20, 2019 09:13 PM (f1Vqw)

267 261 241
Vertov, I never saw Man With a Movie Camera. I looked it up, sounds good. A Russian The Cameraman?

Posted by: JuJuBee


Yes, it's a Soviet "documentary" made in 1929. It's mind-blowingly complicated. So I would suggest not even trying to understand what's going on the first time you see it. Just let it wash over you.
It's a day in the life of Russia. It's a celebration of filmmaking as a new international language of communication; hence all the special effects. It's the story of the revolution. And the filmmaker was a bit crazy, so add that in. It's like nothing you've ever seen. Let me look on YouTube.
Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 09:10 PM (gfZsX

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Early Soviet filmmaking is legitimately great. They didn't have a lot of money for basics like film stock, so they developed a style to deal with it which was shooting really small pieces and then assembling them together.

Strike is my favorite of the genre/era.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 09:13 PM (zZbCU)

268 I have the book I downloaded for free from Guttenberg and tried to read it. Put it down after thew first chapter. I just re-downloaded it from Amazon for 99 cents so I could get the cover with it. I'll try reading it again.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2019 09:14 PM (mpXpK)

269 Oh fuck a duck

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 09:14 PM (XAYDB)

270 maybe so, eromero.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 09:14 PM (V2Yro)

271 Speaking of which, Henry Silva is a bad guy in "The Manchurian Candidate", which Shibumi and I are watching right now on cable. The original one, with Frank Sinatra.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 20, 2019 09:06 PM (TYC2c)

The original one is the absolute best. The remake, well, it was OK, but Angela Lansbury was one bad ass bad lady.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 20, 2019 09:14 PM (2shuf)

272 That's the movie that let me know that Frank Sinatra really was a seriously good actor, when he had a director that could push him into it - but he was lazy and let himself spend most of his time in weak movies with sloppy scripts, where he didn't have to make any effort.

Yeah he was really good in some films, then just phoned it in most of them. Frank wasn't the hardest working guy in show biz but he could really shine, too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 20, 2019 09:15 PM (39g3+)

273 For the person who wanted the list of Best Silents, how about King Vidor's The Crowd? Lead actor in that one went from instant fame and riches to (a few years later) no career and living on the east coast doing tricks (not those kind) for drinks in bars. Died a broke alcoholic. He's great in The Crowd but was a flash in the pan.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 09:16 PM (aBR7R)

274 They chose "A Clockwork Orange". Hoo boy, did I learn some stuff.

-
William Tell wasn't only for the Lone Ranger?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 09:16 PM (+y/Ru)

275 Hello, hope you are having a nice Easter week-end.

I watched Ben-Hur once, that was enough.

It must be just me, but the acting in most of those old movies was pretty bad.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 09:16 PM (PN4U+)

276 274 They chose "A Clockwork Orange". Hoo boy, did I learn some stuff.

-
William Tell wasn't only for the Lone Ranger?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 09:16 PM (+y/Ru)

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I'm just singing in the rain.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 09:17 PM (zZbCU)

277 Oh fuck a duck

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 09:14 PM (XAYDB)



Was that the sequel to Lord, Love a Duck?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 09:17 PM (4rn6F)

278 JuJuBee, thanks! I'll look for that one too.

Re fallen celebs, I know that Fatty Arbuckle went from one of the biggest stars in Hollywood to, after the Virginia Rappe scandal in 1921, someone no one would touch with a 50-foot pole.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 09:18 PM (miE9U)

279 I only watch Dr Zhivago for the scenery and the misery of communism

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 09:18 PM (BbGew)

280 Re fallen celebs, I know that Fatty Arbuckle went from one of the biggest stars in Hollywood to, after the Virginia Rappe scandal in 1921, someone no one would touch with a 50-foot pole.

Unjustly too. I have always wondered who he upset to be ruined like that. Personally I don't find his films all that funny but nearly every great silent movie comedy star worked under his direction and learned from him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 20, 2019 09:19 PM (39g3+)

281 275
Hello, hope you are having a nice Easter week-end.



I watched Ben-Hur once, that was enough.



It must be just me, but the acting in most of those old movies was pretty bad.



Posted by: ALH


STONE THE HEATHEN!!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 09:19 PM (WNAuL)

282 Skip, good reasons :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 09:20 PM (miE9U)

283 272 That's the movie that let me know that Frank Sinatra really was a seriously good actor, when he had a director that could push him into it - but he was lazy and let himself spend most of his time in weak movies with sloppy scripts, where he didn't have to make any effort.

Yeah he was really good in some films, then just phoned it in most of them. Frank wasn't the hardest working guy in show biz but he could really shine, too.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 20, 2019 09:15 PM (39g3+)

Try "Von Ryan's Express"

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 09:21 PM (QE8X6)

284 Dammit!


C'mon, Jets!

L'audace!

L'audace!

Toujours l'audace!!!!

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 09:21 PM (XAYDB)

285 STONE THE HEATHEN!!!!
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 09:19 PM (WNAuL)

Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 09:21 PM (PN4U+)

286 Watched Bernie last night. Jack Black is an asshole but he played a good part as well as Matthew McConahey.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 20, 2019 09:21 PM (LEHKq)

287 Christopher R Taylor, from what I understand, LAPD was famously corrupt, crazy and rotten during Hollywood's early heyday.

I think it wasn't until William Parker became chief of police that LAPD even began to have any kind of decent reputation.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 09:22 PM (miE9U)

288 'the acting in most of those old movies was pretty bad. '

ALH you better quit trolling it looks bad on you.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2019 09:22 PM (UdKB7)

289 Isn't it about time for the ONT?

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 09:22 PM (PN4U+)

290 MrAspirin Factory, Bernie is a fantastic film. I loved it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 09:22 PM (miE9U)

291 Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton were best buds. qpdsteve, there is a novel called I, Fatty by Jerry Stahl that's pretty good, imagining what his life was like.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 09:22 PM (aBR7R)

292 Sinatra was good in Cannonball Run.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 20, 2019 09:22 PM (LEHKq)

293 It's all fun and games until someone loses a protectorate.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 20, 2019 09:23 PM (uiTiW)

294 Linklater makes great movies.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 20, 2019 09:23 PM (LEHKq)

295 JuJuBee, true. In fact I think I read that Keaton was helping Arbuckle get back into the industry, and finally succeeding, when Fatty died suddenly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 09:24 PM (miE9U)

296 JuJuBee - this is just the credits and the build-up to the first climax. Check it out.

https://tinyurl.com/y2dehccb

And, yeah, The Crowd is great. It's about yuppies.

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 09:25 PM (gfZsX)

297 I'm not trolling, really. I am just not a fan of old movies.
I used to like them, but not so much any more.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 09:26 PM (PN4U+)

298 What do you get when you cross a chicken with a thistle?

Hen Burr.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 20, 2019 09:27 PM (uiTiW)

299 286 Watched Bernie last night. Jack Black is an asshole but he played a good part as well as Matthew McConahey.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 20, 2019 09:21 PM (LEHKq)

I loved Bernie - of course that story was in my neck of the woods. The DA played by McConahey is the first cousin of a good friend of mine. She said "well that's one part that ain't right, Danny Buck NEVER looked that good!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 09:27 PM (V2Yro)

300 An obscure Soviet one the movie and Cold War geeks should like is "I am Cuba". Saw it when it was first released, really, which was in the west in the late 80s/early 90s, I think. It didn't turn out the way a Soviet film was supposed to, so was never released in the USSR (again, as I recall). Memory is shaky, but I might have seen it at the urging of my Russian tutor at the time, who had once been high up at the Moscow Film Institute. As I recall it was pretty good.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 20, 2019 09:27 PM (QDnY+)

301 Was 9 when Ben-Hur came out and saw it with my parents. Great movie, but 3 1/2 hours for a nine-year old is truly unbearable.

I bought a DVD pack of both B-H and The Ten Commandments at a rummage sale recently, but haven't had time to watch them yet.

A ziesen pesach to JJ and all my Ace landssmen.

Posted by: emanations & penumbras at April 20, 2019 09:28 PM (WusEB)

302 The DA went after Fatty to make a name for himself. Hollywood was viewed as easy pickins because of several sexual/drug/murder scandals. Also Virginia Rappe's friend saw an opportunity to exploit her death for money and publicity.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 09:28 PM (aBR7R)

303 I've never understood the people who claim the acting in PoTA is purely cheesy. I mean, yes most of the meme worthy lines are, but the scene that sticks with me is when Taylor casually threatens Zaius, only to have it immediately thrown back in his face. I imagine it had to contribute to his full on breakdown at the end.

There's something fucked up about the way people discount the raw despair when Taylor realizes he is literally the last of the human race. And more: that we, and he, deserved that fate.

Posted by: trev006 at April 20, 2019 09:29 PM (DpTgw)

304 I think "I am Cuba" began with an amazing scene where the camera moved from underwater at a rooftop pool at a Havana tourist hotel up to the bar, slightly higher up. Or maybe I'm imagining that.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 20, 2019 09:30 PM (QDnY+)

305
There's something fucked up about the way people discount the raw despair when Taylor realizes he is literally the last of the human race. And more: that we, and he, deserved that fate.



And he begins as a guy fed up with the human race, and winds up defending it at the end.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 20, 2019 09:30 PM (cEOj9)

306 The DA went after Fatty to make a name for himself. Hollywood was viewed as easy pickins because of several sexual/drug/murder scandals. Also Virginia Rappe's friend saw an opportunity to exploit her death for money and publicity

Well, and its not like Fatty was a saint, he really was involved in these debauched parties with underaged girls and so on. But so was everyone else, and he didn't kill that girl.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 20, 2019 09:30 PM (39g3+)

307 Re Arbuckle - it was this simple. The SF DA wanted to run for governor. Three trials. The last ended not only with an aquittal, but an apology letter from the jury.
Arbuckle helped direct some Keaton pics after that. Keaton suggested using the name Will B. Goode, but that waqs a little too obvious. But when you see William Goodrich, that's Arbuckle.
Fatty wasn't that good? Heh - check out first 5 minutes:

https://tinyurl.com/y7djhcov

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 09:32 PM (gfZsX)

308 304 I think "I am Cuba" began with an amazing scene where the camera moved from underwater at a rooftop pool at a Havana tourist hotel up to the bar, slightly higher up. Or maybe I'm imagining that.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 20, 2019 09:30 PM (QDnY+)

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I am intrigued.

I will find it and watch.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 09:32 PM (zZbCU)

309 No love for "Prime Cut"?

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 20, 2019 09:35 PM (RuIsu)

310 My kids watched the cartoon version dozens of times.

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2019 09:35 PM (bk3t/)

311 Big Buff GOAL!

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 09:35 PM (XAYDB)

312 JMU, I'm surprised and gratified I brought something new to your attention in this field, which ain't mine. But I remember enjoying the movie quite a bit, and as a Soviet and Cold War geek, it of course had even more meaning. I would imagine something like that is now available from various sources, and I encourage the Horde to check it out if they have an interest.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 20, 2019 09:35 PM (QDnY+)

313 Arbuckle and Keaton used to disagree on tone and content of the films. Arbuckle basically assumed his viewers were retards, and targeted a childlike level of humor and visuals and Keaton wanted something more sophisticated and grown up. Those early movies were so amazing for people to watch that pretty much anything was neato but by the time Keaton got his solo career going, they'd gotten past the initial amazement and needed something more toothy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 20, 2019 09:36 PM (39g3+)

314 Watching "Beat the Devil" right now. No idea what's going on, but with all these ultras, and an exotic location, who cares?

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 09:36 PM (QE8X6)

315 303
I've never understood the people who claim the acting in PoTA is purely
cheesy. I mean, yes most of the meme worthy lines are, but the scene
that sticks with me is when Taylor casually threatens Zaius, only to
have it immediately thrown back in his face. I imagine it had to
contribute to his full on breakdown at the end.



There's something fucked up about the way people discount the raw
despair when Taylor realizes he is literally the last of the human race.
And more: that we, and he, deserved that fate.

Posted by: trev006


Well, he wasn't exactly the 'last'. He had 'Nova' (Linda Harrison) with him. She was pretty hot.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 20, 2019 09:37 PM (WNAuL)

316 Army of Darkness is hilarious. Embeth Davitz was gorgeous in that.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 20, 2019 09:37 PM (smc0A)

317 Just put Ben Hur in the player.
Also have NbyNW and Rio Bravo.
Maybe a few others from '59'.
Woop. Overture over.
Later

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 09:38 PM (E9vLe)

318 312 JMU, I'm surprised and gratified I brought something new to your attention in this field, which ain't mine. But I remember enjoying the movie quite a bit, and as a Soviet and Cold War geek, it of course had even more meaning. I would imagine something like that is now available from various sources, and I encourage the Horde to check it out if they have an interest.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 20, 2019 09:35 PM (QDnY+)

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Soviets seemed to have trouble controlling their artists. Exhibit A would probably bre Tarkovsky.

I also fully expect everyone I talk to to have seen stuff I haven't. There's just way too much out there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 09:39 PM (zZbCU)

319 Bunch of young folks on this thread. Brfore there were smart phones, we had party lines.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 20, 2019 09:41 PM (Lqy/e)

320 JMU just a quick online search, and reading the first few lines of the hits, and I'm wanting to see it again. Unless I'm *really* having a false memory, it was never released in the USSR because it was far too ambivalent for a propaganda film. I haven't yet even read further into the online sources to see if I recall this correctly, but I'm fairly confident. And the time of US restoration/release (mid-90s) confirms that my then-tutor would have made sure I saw it. Miss that guy. A classic of his type.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 20, 2019 09:42 PM (QDnY+)

321 313
Arbuckle and Keaton used to disagree on tone and content of the films.
Arbuckle basically assumed his viewers were retards, and targeted a
childlike level of humor and visuals and Keaton wanted something more
sophisticated and grown up. Those early movies were so amazing for
people to watch that pretty much anything was neato but by the time
Keaton got his solo career going, they'd gotten past the initial
amazement and needed something more toothy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

I'll disagree with you to this extent. The difference was between shorts and features. Keaton talked about how they could just get away with almost anything if it was a short. But when he started making features, you had to have a solid underlying story. Thus, The General, like somebody mentioned, based on a true story. Our Hospitality. Shorts were like weekly tv shows. Features had to have meat on the bones.

Posted by: Vertov at April 20, 2019 09:44 PM (gfZsX)

322 While other John Wayne movies might be 'better', I love Rio Bravo the most.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 09:47 PM (ycWCI)

323 I'll disagree with you to this extent. The difference was between shorts and features.

Well, let's put it this way: that was how Keaton depicted their disagreements on style. Arbuckle might have disagreed. But I agree, the length changes the kind of content you can have.

Its like a short story vs a novel. Short stories usually have little to no character development or conflict: there's just not room for it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 20, 2019 09:47 PM (39g3+)

324 The acting in silent movies was certainly different from sound movies. Lots of gestures, very obvious. The Ten Commandments from 1956 is a hoot because deMille looks like he had the actors do many of their lines silent style.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 09:49 PM (aBR7R)

325 322 While other John Wayne movies might be 'better', I love Rio Bravo the most.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 09:47 PM (ycWCI)

=====

The Man who Shot Liberty Valance.

You are a bad person because you have a different opinion than me about art.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 09:49 PM (zZbCU)

326 While other John Wayne movies might be 'better', I love Rio Bravo the most.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 09:47 PM (ycWCI)

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I like that one a lot, but McClintock! is my favorite. Probably because Maureen O'Hara.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 09:50 PM (ffYR/)

327 Shit, what an ignominious way for the Jets to get booted.

Fuck.

That said I'll be cheering for the Blues and Bruins here on out.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 09:51 PM (XAYDB)

328 The Man who Shot Liberty Valance.

You are a bad person because you have a different opinion than me about art.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 09:49 PM (zZbCU)


I must be a bad person because my favorites are "The Quiet Man" and "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon."

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 09:52 PM (QE8X6)

329 I am also old enough to have seen a lot of the massive epics. When first released, they would only be shown at theaters with big enough screens and enough seating for massive audiences. They'd hang out there for a year or more, depending on when the next epic was released. They'd hit your friendly neighbourhood movie house much later. I think the last movie I saw with an intermission was Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. Or was it The Great Race? Either way, the three-and-a-half or four hour movies were dying. (Nope, it was The Sound of Music. Sorry.)

Miklos Rozsa was the epic music composer in those days. Who Vadis, Ben Hur, El Cid. I have both the El Cid and Ben Hur complete scores, and I don't think Rosza repeated himself very much at all. Especially when you stack him up against John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, or Maurice Jarre. I've always thought Jarre, especially, stole from himself. Enemy Mine and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome were practically note for note, as were Crossed Swords and Shogun.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 09:53 PM (ebZss)

330 325 322 While other John Wayne movies might be 'better', I love Rio Bravo the most.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 09:47 PM (ycWCI)

=====

The Man who Shot Liberty Valance.

You are a bad person because you have a different opinion than me about art.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 09:49 PM (zZbCU)


--Nope.

The Cowboys.

Not even cose.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 09:53 PM (XAYDB)

331 Quo not who. Damn autocucumber.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 09:54 PM (ebZss)

332 Hey Jets, tighten up next season.

You have the talent to hoist the Cup.

Just get your mental shit together.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 09:55 PM (XAYDB)

333 Nope. Big Jake.

"Suit yourself, Martha. You always did."

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 09:55 PM (ebZss)

334 Can we talk about Reds?

Posted by: Little Lupe at April 20, 2019 09:57 PM (EgshT)

335 The Man who Shot Liberty Valance.

You are a bad person because you have a different opinion than me about art.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at April 20, 2019 09:49 PM (zZbCU)

Although, it is quite a good movie and actually has a surprising amount of depth, character development and Valence is a great villain (played by Lee Marvin.)

Even though Wayne rejects her (Wayne essentially destroys himself), I always think a bit less of the woman in question. She goes for the guy who profits off a lie. She kind of comes off as a starfucker.

Have at you knave! Rio Bravo has Angie Dickenson, who has her head on straight!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 09:57 PM (ycWCI)

336 Lee Remick in 'Anatomy of a Murder'

even in b & w you can admire the red hair. And her, you know, other Admirable Features


plus Jimmy Stewart doing his best Jimmy Stewart impersonation.

the guy playing the judge was the "Have you no decency, sir?" guy. Annoying in the movie, tho

Posted by: the Man who Burps in French at April 20, 2019 09:58 PM (9HuGt)

337 There's nothing better than a good commie love story!

Posted by: Little Lupe at April 20, 2019 09:58 PM (EgshT)

338 Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

I remember that when I was a kid. I think they constructed modern replicas of very early airplanes for that movie.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 09:59 PM (sdi6R)

339 And Dean Martin who plays, against type, as a reformed drunk.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 09:59 PM (ycWCI)

340 Mmmm, Lee Remick. I saw her in... Wheeler Dealers(?) with James Garner and was in love.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 10:00 PM (ycWCI)

341 Cowboys is my favorite John Wayne film, and probably always will be. But both the Rio films are great, I agree.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 20, 2019 10:01 PM (39g3+)

342 ONT is up.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 10:03 PM (ffYR/)

343 3 38 -- Terry Thomas. He was so veddy, veddy British. Same thing in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World. (Actually, everyone was great in that one.) I was very sad when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. You always knew you would have a good time at any movie Terry Thomas was in.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:03 PM (ebZss)

344 Was young when the long epics would play in the big theaters, but still remember enjoying them.


Much later, went to see the restored Lawrence of Arabia at the restored Senator theater in Baltimore. Whole thing, including the long orchestral overture that played before the curtains even opened.


THAT was a movie experience.






Posted by: rhomboid at April 20, 2019 10:04 PM (QDnY+)

345 334 -- I chased Lawrence of Arabia all over South Jersey. I think I hit every movie house within reasonable driving distance at least twice. My mother was so sick and tired of dropping me off, then picking me up. But you had to those days. No DVDs, no CDs. Once it the the theaters, the next time you saw it was diced, sliced, and julienned on the Saturday Night Movie.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at April 20, 2019 10:09 PM (ebZss)

346 Favorite silent films? I like the German ones a lot: Metropolis (of course), The Last Laugh, and there's a pseudo-documentary called People on Sunday, which is fun. Young Billy Wilder was one of the credited screenwriters of the last one, I believe.

Posted by: Pete in TX at April 20, 2019 10:14 PM (2RBkF)

347 I saw Gloria Swanson in an off-broadway production of Butterflies are Free...she played the boys' mom, natch. She was great, wonderfully expressive gestures, of course...you could tell she was a silent screen star. She was a tiny little thing, still had star quality.

Posted by: vivi at April 20, 2019 10:21 PM (11H2y)

348 favorite silent film? Mark of Zorro. Doug Fairbanks, yowza!

Posted by: vivi at April 20, 2019 10:23 PM (11H2y)

349 Anybody mention Second City TV's 15-minute version of Ben Hur? Hilarious.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j2X1JC62sE

Posted by: butch at April 20, 2019 10:26 PM (hXu8T)

350 329 Miklos Rozsa was a student of the Shillinger System, a system of composing by using mathematical formulas. It's an amazing approach to composing but pretty complex. (When I was in music school I heard about Joseph Shillinger and checked out his two-volume book on composing. The second volume was filled equations.)
Every time I watch Ben-Hur I'm amazed by the score. And to think it was all done by the numbers.

Posted by: Rich at April 20, 2019 10:41 PM (t9Nxd)

351 They should remake it woke and call it Ben Her.

Posted by: doug at April 20, 2019 10:51 PM (XH1fU)

352 Swap Peter O'Toole and Chuck Heston in Ben Hur and Lawrence of Arabia.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 20, 2019 10:53 PM (RuIsu)

353 10 I'm old enough to have seen this flick. And I'm old enough to remember when movies actually had an "intermission" that everyone got up went to the bathroom/or bought popcorn. The flick would stop, the lights went on, music played. I think they might have been about 15 minutes long. Then lights out, and the next "roll" got put on the projector.
**********

I'm old enough to remember when movie theaters offered fudge sundaes during intermission, and how we kids would dip our straws, still in their paper wrappers, into the fudge
, blow on the open end and shoot it into air during the film's showing.

Not only did we create streaks of black whizzing across the screen, but when the lights came up, you could see tiny white stalactites dangling from the ceiling.

heh

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 20, 2019 11:29 PM (ooMrJ)

354 Doesn't that smug centurion look an awful lot like the asshole CA congressman Eric Stalwell?

If C4 were dynamite, he wouldn't have enough to blow his frickin nose.

Posted by: Noam Sayen at April 20, 2019 11:34 PM (ooMrJ)

355 Asking questions are actually good thing if you are not
understanding anything totally, but this paragraph
presents pleasant understanding yet.

Posted by: minecraft at April 21, 2019 01:14 AM (2xL9P)

356 Favorite silent movie: The Last Command starring Emil Jannings and William Powell. I cry every time I watch it. I think it was Powell's first movie.
Favorite scene in Ben Hur: on the wreckage with the Roman guy. Loin cloth. Wow.

Posted by: Bean Countress of Rohan at April 21, 2019 01:54 PM (eZfF5)

357 Now that you've become my go to movie reviewer, I'll have to watch this movie for the first time.

Posted by: LukeHandCool at April 21, 2019 02:09 PM (i/5Jz)

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 04-20-2019

mae clarke plays capa.jpg
Mae Clarke Vs. Capa


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 (962)

Goal: White can force a mate in 4
Hint: Force Black to trade away his knight


20190420 - Problem 1.jpg
6n1/2q2Nkp/4Kpp1/8/7Q/8/3B4/8 w - - 0 1

Even Grandmasters Make Whopping Big Bonehead Mistakes

This is a game from a currently ongoing tournament. Iranian Grandmaster Alireza Firouzja is playing someone who isn't even master rated. You won't believe what happens:

blunder 01.jpg

You look at the position and all of a sudden it hits you: "Wait, did he just hang his rook??? Yes, yes he did. I've gone over a number of grandmaster games in chess books and they're all such superlative examples of brilliant strategy and perfectly-timed execution and you think wow, these guys are just superhuman. It's nice to know that they're not. At least, not all the time.

Firouzja didn't help himself in a subsequent round by intentionally forfeiting a game against an Israeli master. I would prefer to think he did this out of fear of repercussions from his government rather than personal animosity.


More Challenging Problem - Black To Play (964)

What is Black's move that threatens to TOTALLY WREK White?

How does White avoid getting TOTALLY WREKT? (at least, immediately)

Hint: White needs to lose an exchange or risk being mated quickly


20190420 - Problem 2.jpg
6k1/4R1b1/p4rq1/2pP1N2/4n1r1/P4Q2/6PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:





20190420 dress pr0n 01.jpg




20190420 dress pr0n 02.jpg
(She looks like she could be the high priestess of something-or-other.)




20190420 dress pr0n 03.jpg




20190420 dress pr0n 04.jpg
(click for larger kate)


20190420 dress pr0n sardinia.jpg
(Greetings from Sardinia)


20190420 dress pr0n melania.jpg
(click for larger trumps)

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play


20190420 - Problem 1.jpg
6n1/2q2Nkp/4Kpp1/8/7Q/8/3B4/8 w - - 0 1

1. Bh6+ Nxh6
2. Qxf6+

Not 2.Qxh6+ Kg8 3.Nd6 and the attack is basically going nowhere due to White's pieces getting in each other's way.

2...Kf8 (or 2...Kg8 3.Nxh6#)
3.Nxh6+ Ke8 (or 3...Qf7+ 4.Qxf7#)
4.Qh8# 1-0


More Challenging Problem - Black To Play


20190420 - Problem 2.jpg
6k1/4R1b1/p4rq1/2pP1N2/4n1r1/P4Q2/6PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1

I found the best answer in the comments:

34 Harder problem:Black's threat is
1... Rxf5, to deflect the White queen from its defense of the g2 pawn. If 2. Qxf5, then Black can win the enemy queen by 2...Rxf2, 3. Kh1 Rg1+ 4.Rxg1 Qxf5, and remains about a piece ahead after 4...Rxg7. Actually a better line for Black after 2. Qxf5 is Bd4+ 3. Kh1 Ng3+ leading to mate. White can put up a better defense after 1...Rxf5 by 2. Rxg7+, which eliminates the mating pattern initiated by Bd4+.

Posted by: GolfBoy at April 20, 2019 05:50 PM (sZuVX)

So that bird's-eye-view description of the strategy, when fleshed out, looks something like this:

1...Rxf5 2.Rxg7+

Probably the best way to avoid the quick mate: 2.Qxf5 Rxg2+ (2...Bd4+ 3.Kh1 Ng3+ 4.hxg3 Qh6+ 5.Qh5 Qxh5#) 3.Kh1 Nf2+ 4.Rxf2 Rg1#

2...Kxg7
3.Qxf5 Rxg2+
4.Kh1 Nf2+
5.Qxf2 Rxf2
6.Rxf2 c4
7.d6 Qxd6
8.Rg2+ Kf6
9.Rf2+ Ke5
10.Re2+ Kf4
11.Re1 c3 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 05:27 PM




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1 Here we go.

Posted by: HH at April 20, 2019 05:28 PM (mIJBI)

2 Well, I told the others.

Posted by: HH at April 20, 2019 05:30 PM (mIJBI)

3 Good Lord, the leftist cast of the entire Avengers cannot stand Brie Larson.

Posted by: literally serious at April 20, 2019 05:31 PM (9uYWN)

4 Just say no to airbrushing out the nipples. It's just wrong.

Posted by: literally serious at April 20, 2019 05:32 PM (9uYWN)

5 Does the President play chess? Seems like he plays the multi-dimensional variety.

Posted by: Trainer at April 20, 2019 05:32 PM (dEfTh)

6 Alex Salvi @alexsalvinews
11m
#NEW on @OANN: Pres. Trump is preparing to declassify the Carter Page FISA documents--and other pertinent records regarding the Russia investigation--around the same time Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases his report on FISA abuses.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 20, 2019 05:33 PM (BqBId)

7 Lady in White for the win, although she has stiff competition

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 05:34 PM (1UZdv)

8 Hint: Force Black to trade away his bishop
What bishop??

Posted by: Captain Ned at April 20, 2019 05:36 PM (XIfux)

9 th

Posted by: Ha at April 20, 2019 05:36 PM (MAstk)

10 Miss Sardinia is nice.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 20, 2019 05:36 PM (bZ7mE)

11 Easier Problem:
1. Bh6+ Nxh62. Qxf6+ Kg83. Nxh6#or2. ... Kf83. Nxh6+ Ke8 (...Qf7 4. qxf7#)
4. Qh8#.

Posted by: GolfBoy at April 20, 2019 05:36 PM (sZuVX)

12 Wow, all the women have One rated outfits in addition to their One-ness.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at April 20, 2019 05:36 PM (ufFY8)

13 7 Lady in White for the win, although she has stiff competition
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 05:34 PM (1UZdv)

--Melania, or the flapper?

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:36 PM (XAYDB)

14 Trump's game is real estate development. He plots out possibles, and then buys options. Patience is important.

The Moscow Tower never got very far. IIRC there wasn't even a non-binding written letter of intent.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 05:37 PM (1UZdv)

15 10 Miss Sardinia is nice.
Posted by: Grey Fox at April 20, 2019 05:36 PM (bZ7mE)

--Agreed

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:38 PM (XAYDB)

16 Flapper.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 05:38 PM (1UZdv)

17 Gotta troll at the end of the Pet thread if they're any Cobs around.

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:39 PM (cF8AT)

18 (She looks like she could be the high priestess of something-or-other.)

--Cue Game of Thrones theme.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:40 PM (XAYDB)

19 8 Hint: Force Black to trade away his bishop

What bishop??
Posted by: Captain Ned at April 20, 2019 05:36 PM (XIfux)


Sorry, knight.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 05:41 PM (jrTqB)

20 The second pic lady is quite lovely.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 05:41 PM (ycWCI)

21 MSNBC has Al Sharpton on payroll, and he gets lots of airtime, even though he incited at least two fatal riots.

CNN has John Brennan on payroll, peace be unto him, even though he was one of the instigators of the Coup.
Yes, Jake, your employer has no bias.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 05:43 PM (1UZdv)

22 High Priestess of Luv, ammirite?

Posted by: Jack at April 20, 2019 05:44 PM (Z/c+f)

23 Gotta troll at the end of the Pet thread if they're any Cobs around.
Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:39 PM

How pathetic does a troll have to be to troll the pet thread? We need better trolls.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 20, 2019 05:45 PM (PAZYq)

24 Lots of Bond Girls above. A script writes itself.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 05:45 PM (1UZdv)

25 Love the dresses, and I just got a book on chess that I started reading last night. I haven't played since I was a kid, but I'm excited to delve in.

Posted by: LASue at April 20, 2019 05:45 PM (XROPS)

26 I could use a can of Sardinia.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2019 05:46 PM (r+sAi)

27 Had a near rage stroke this morning.
AP is putting out that the Yellow Vests are rioting because of the $billion to rebuild Notre Dame.
They also claim that the YV protests have been over, "Income Inequality for the last 23 weeks.
Fuckers. They lie and LIV's, who have heard virtually nothing about this will lap it up.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 05:46 PM (5U303)

28 How pathetic does a troll have to be to troll the pet thread? We need better trolls.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 20, 2019 05:45 PM (PAZYq)

Make Trolls Great Again!

Posted by: MUMR at April 20, 2019 05:47 PM (ycWCI)

29 23 Gotta troll at the end of the Pet thread if they're any Cobs around.
Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:39 PM

How pathetic does a troll have to be to troll the pet thread? We need better trolls.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 20, 2019 05:45 PM (PAZYq)

--You're kidding!

Someone actually trolled the Pet Thread?!

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:47 PM (XAYDB)

30 Problem 1:

Bh6+ NxB
Qxf6+

Problem 2:

... RxN
RxB+

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2019 05:48 PM (mTGg+)

31 And it waited until someone called nood! LOL

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 05:48 PM (OX9vb)

32 Incels are bored on the weekend. Because everyone hates them.

Posted by: LASue at April 20, 2019 05:49 PM (XROPS)

33 Makes a certain amount of sense. Troll gets to make his bold, edgy pronouncements after we all bolt like dogs after a squirrel. No heckling.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 05:50 PM (ycWCI)

34 Harder problem:Black's threat is
1... Rxf5, to deflect the White queen from its defense of the g2 pawn. If 2. Qxf5, then Black can win the enemy queen by 2...Rxf2, 3. Kh1 Rg1+ 4.Rxg1 Qxf5, and remains about a piece ahead after 4...Rxg7. Actually a better line for Black after 2. Qxf5 is Bd4+ 3. Kh1 Ng3+ leading to mate. White can put up a better defense after 1...Rxf5 by 2. Rxg7+, which eliminates the mating pattern initiated by Bd4+.

Posted by: GolfBoy at April 20, 2019 05:50 PM (sZuVX)

35 32 Incels are bored on the weekend. Because everyone hates them.
Posted by: LASue at April 20, 2019 05:49 PM (XROPS)

--It's also the Triduum.

They think God hates them as well.

No.

If anything, incels would be evidence that God hates *us*.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:52 PM (XAYDB)

36 29
23 Gotta troll at the end of the Pet thread if they're any Cobs around.

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:39 PM



How pathetic does a troll have to be to troll the pet thread? We need better trolls.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 20, 2019 05:45 PM (PAZYq)



--You're kidding!



Someone actually trolled the Pet Thread?!

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:47 PM (XAYDB)

++++
Desperate and despondent people do despicable things. They lash out.These crazed souls are in a world of hurt over Trump's triumph, even going so far as to use the Pet Thread as a sounding board. How bad is that?

Posted by: washrivergal at April 20, 2019 05:53 PM (aWjrD)

37 Only a little more than an hour until the puck drops.

Go Jets go!!!!

[wrings hands anxiously]

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:55 PM (XAYDB)

38 I love sardinias in habanero sauce.

Posted by: Little Lupe at April 20, 2019 05:55 PM (EgshT)

39 Chess Thread in Da House!

Gotta go with the Sardinians on this one.

"I recall a gypsy woman
Silver spangles in her eyes
Ivory skin against the moonlight
And the taste of life's sweet wine......"

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 05:55 PM (Z+IKu)

40 Desperate and despondent people do despicable things. They lash out.These crazed souls are in a world of hurt over Trump's triumph, even going so far as to use the Pet Thread as a sounding board. How bad is that?
Posted by: washrivergal at April 20, 2019 05:53 PM

True. I do pity that sort of person.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 20, 2019 05:55 PM (PAZYq)

41 I would dearly love a dress of emerald green silk. Such a beautiful color, and it's hard to find. When I do, I tend to grab it.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 05:56 PM (aXucN)

42 Someone actually trolled the Pet Thread?!


Uncle George pays extra for that.

Posted by: Little Lupe at April 20, 2019 05:56 PM (EgshT)

43 26
I could use a can of Sardinia.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 20, 2019 05:46 PM (r+sAi)

A box of Sardinia.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at April 20, 2019 05:57 PM (ufFY8)

44 34 Harder problem:Black's threat is
1... Rxf5, to deflect the White queen from its defense of the g2 pawn. If 2. Qxf5, then Black can win the enemy queen by 2...Rxf2, 3. Kh1 Rg1+ 4.Rxg1 Qxf5, and remains about a piece ahead after 4...Rxg7. Actually a better line for Black after 2. Qxf5 is Bd4+ 3. Kh1 Ng3+ leading to mate. White can put up a better defense after 1...Rxf5 by 2. Rxg7+, which eliminates the mating pattern initiated by Bd4+.
Posted by: GolfBoy at April 20, 2019 05:50 PM (sZuVX)


Yeah, that's pretty much it.

#30 TPOP - that's what you were going to say, right?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 05:58 PM (jrTqB)

45 Oh dear, OMuse. Perhaps TPOP instead? LOL.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 05:59 PM (aXucN)

46 testing 1, 2, 3, 4

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 20, 2019 05:59 PM (bjCNA)

47 45 Oh dear, OMuse. Perhaps TPOP instead? LOL.
Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 05:59 PM (aXucN)


Wait, how'd that extra 'O' get in there?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:00 PM (jrTqB)

48 Fixed. It's good to be a cob.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:00 PM (jrTqB)

49 Wait, how'd that extra 'O' get in there?
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:00 PM (jrTqB)
---------

I'll bet CBD is hanging around, just waiting until your back is turned.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:01 PM (aXucN)

50 I read Easier Problem as Easter Problem. Thank God no problems, unless the Easter Bunny doesn't show up tonight.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 06:01 PM (aBR7R)

51 High priestess looks high maintenance.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 06:03 PM (NWiLs)

52 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 20, 2019 06:03 PM (uvoRF)

53 Iowa Man looks at Florida Man and says "Hold muh beer" :

"Iowa man guilty of trying to take internet domain at gunpoint"

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia. - A Cedar Rapids man who had his cousin try to hijack an Internet domain at gunpoint has been convicted in federal court.

Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Rossi Lorathio Adams II was found guilty Thursday of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force, threats and violence.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at April 20, 2019 06:04 PM (bjCNA)

54 Wait, how'd that extra 'O' get in there?




Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:00 PM (jrTqB)




You've obviously not been to a Baltimore Orioles game during the national anthem.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 06:04 PM (XgxK4)

55 In his presser yesterday, Barr made the point that he and his lieutenant (the Hibernian with the beard) had asked Mueller repeatedly, and been told, that Mueller was not swayed in any way by the DOJ memo that says that you can't indict a sitting President. Mueller conveniently didn't address this in over 400 pages.

This is actually an important point.

Sure enough, countless pundits have been on TV, ignoring this, to say that Mueller could have charged obstruction but didn't because of the DOJ memo. So, impeach!

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 06:06 PM (1UZdv)

56 First girl in the hat is reminiscent of Nastassja Kinski as shot by Helmut Newton.

http://bit.ly/2PlnBdZ

Not her, but the genre fits.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 20, 2019 06:06 PM (fuK7c)

57 I need to take care of a couple Magpies. Those bastards are smart. I need a shot gun that reaches out to about 500 feet.

Posted by: Ronster at April 20, 2019 06:07 PM (eRnj9)

58 High priestess looks high maintenance.


Nuthin' a little lube won't fix

Posted by: JT at April 20, 2019 06:07 PM (uvoRF)

59 #30 TPOP - that's what you were going to say, right?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 05:58 PM (jrTqB)


GolfBoy took the words right out of my mouth.

Well done.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2019 06:08 PM (mTGg+)

60 You've obviously not been to a Baltimore Orioles game during the national anthem.
Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 06:04 PM (XgxK4)
---------

OH! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave . . .

Hi Vendette. Nice to see you. Happy almost Easter.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:08 PM (aXucN)

61 OT, but since I can rarely manage to stay up for the ONT:

My
middle sister makes custom rosaries and other prayer chaplets. Is there
anywhere she can advertise? As far as I know, etsy (sp?) and E-bay are
for standard items, at least mostly if not exclusively.

Posted by: empire1 at April 20, 2019 06:08 PM (xwekm)

62 Oh boy, are those Lefties going to get triggered after seeing that picture of the Trump women.

Ivanka, American flags, and a smiling Melania.



They are stroking as we speak.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 20, 2019 06:09 PM (sy5kK)

63
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 06:09 PM (KCxzN)

64 Hi empire1 -

I know nothing about craft sites, but I would think Etsy might be good anyway because if people search for "rosaries" or whatever else, her site would come up. Maybe she can start by advertising in church bulletins in her parish?

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:10 PM (aXucN)

65 (She looks like she could be the high priestess of something-or-other.)


Sure, I'll join your cult.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 20, 2019 06:11 PM (jp0Bv)

66 So, now the Flyers are covering the statue of Kate Smith. What a bunch of dirtbags.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2019 06:11 PM (mTGg+)

67 62 Oh boy, are those Lefties going to get triggered after seeing that picture of the Trump women.

Ivanka, American flags, and a smiling Melania.



They are stroking as we speak.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 20, 2019 06:09 PM (sy5kK)

They aren't the only ones...

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 06:11 PM (NWiLs)

68
66
So, now the Flyers are covering the statue of Kate Smith. What a bunch of dirtbags.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2019 06:11 PM (mTGg+)

These savages are insane.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 20, 2019 06:12 PM (ufFY8)

69 So this happened. Rev wrote his Easter sermon on John 20. He brings the bulletin home, to go over before tomorrow, and discovers that the secretary has his sermon as Luke 24, and has written that out for the Gospel reading tomorrow. At 6:30 AM. On Easter.



We get to scramble things around with 12 hours to go before we have egg on our face. Spin me around and watch me fly.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:12 PM (lwiT4)

70 Bluebell --

So far, she's been selling by word of mouth and consignment at Crystal Castle (?) local consignment shop, but I'll suggest Eetsy to her. Thanks!

Posted by: empire1 at April 20, 2019 06:13 PM (xwekm)

71 27 Had a near rage stroke this morning.
AP is putting out that the Yellow Vests are rioting because of the $billion to rebuild Notre Dame.
They also claim that the YV protests have been over, "Income Inequality for the last 23 weeks.
Fuckers. They lie and LIV's, who have heard virtually nothing about this will lap it up.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 05:46 PM (5U303)


These days, where does AP end and CNN begin?

Two proud organizations that now spout nothing but nonsense and propaganda.


To quote a man with orange hair, "sad".

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 20, 2019 06:13 PM (sy5kK)

72 OH! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave . . .



Hi Vendette. Nice to see you. Happy almost Easter.



Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:08 PM (aXucN)


*Waves*

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 06:13 PM (XgxK4)

73 66 So, now the Flyers are covering the statue of Kate Smith. What a bunch of dirtbags.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2019 06:11 PM (mTGg+)

I figure this is just the beginning. No Bing Crosby White Christmas because of blackface in Holiday Inn, etc etc etc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 06:14 PM (ycWCI)

74 Melania Trump is straight, no chaser, the most beautiful and elegant First Lady ever.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 20, 2019 06:14 PM (myjNJ)

75 We get to scramble things around with 12 hours to go before we have egg on our face. Spin me around and watch me fly.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:12 PM (lwiT4)
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Oh no, grammie! Any chance he has an old one on Luke 24 already in the computer?

Reminds me of our old plate-spinning days, actually.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:15 PM (aXucN)

76 Oh no, grammie! Any chance he has an old one on Luke 24 already in the computer?



He's at the church now looking through his stacks. If you've ever seen his office, you'd know this is a lost cause.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:17 PM (lwiT4)

77 73 66 So, now the Flyers are covering the statue of Kate Smith. What a bunch of dirtbags.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2019 06:11 PM (mTGg+)

I figure this is just the beginning. No Bing Crosby White Christmas because of blackface in Holiday Inn, etc etc etc.

Maybe future generations will look back in horror at our age of infanticide & drag queen story hours & will erase the names of our age.

Posted by: josephistan at April 20, 2019 06:17 PM (Izzlo)

78 OT, but since I can rarely manage to stay up for the ONT:

My

middle sister makes custom rosaries and other prayer chaplets. Is there

anywhere she can advertise? As far as I know, etsy (sp?) and E-bay are

for standard items, at least mostly if not exclusively.

Posted by: empire1 at April 20, 2019 06:08 PM (xwekm)

She should be OK on Etsy. For advice, she should contact jewells45, who posts here and sells on Etsy. Jewells has cross items on Etsy.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 06:17 PM (XgxK4)

79 Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:12 PM (lwiT4)

There's enough to do tonight. Just tell the folks a mistake was made and he''ll be preaching from John 20. They'll live.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 06:17 PM (FSPNP)

80 [deleted to save from the Barrel]

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 20, 2019 06:18 PM (sy5kK)

81 D2S burns Romney a new one.

@realDonaldTrump

If @MittRomney spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!


Truth.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:18 PM (jrTqB)

82 damn.

BBL

bye

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 20, 2019 06:19 PM (sy5kK)

83 LCD, please report to the white courtesy Barrel.

...


No, the 'White' Barrel.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 06:19 PM (ycWCI)

84 We haven't even done the bulletin yet, because I wanted to have a special cover for it-which sometimes admin asst Fenelon Spouse does, and today we were decorating the church which is what you do when you have a small church and the woman who normally does it just got out of the hospital.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 06:19 PM (FSPNP)

85 There's enough to do tonight. Just tell the folks a mistake was made and he''ll be preaching from John 20. They'll live.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 06:17 PM (FSPNP)



I think that's the only way too, Fen. I just hate making the secretary look bad. We'll have to come up with a way where it's on him. Happy Easter!

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:20 PM (lwiT4)

86 Hmmm. What's more impressive? A complete thread embarrelling at #400+ or someone who gets it in before #100?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 20, 2019 06:20 PM (fuK7c)

87 That's a Barrellin'

Posted by: josephistan at April 20, 2019 06:20 PM (Izzlo)

88 >>> We get to scramble things around with 12 hours to go before we have egg on our face. Spin me around and watch me fly.

Just mention the mistake and tell the congregation that they will have a surprise and preach John 20.

He is risen to redeem us.

Posted by: fluffy; human at April 20, 2019 06:20 PM (dCRRg)

89 In which LCD takes the "Amy Schumer" gag to new heights...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 20, 2019 06:21 PM (Ct55T)

90 He is risen to redeem us.

Posted by: fluffy; human at April 20, 2019 06:20 PM (dCRRg)


Amen. He's the only one who could. He's the only one who did.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:21 PM (lwiT4)

91 >>> There's enough to do tonight. Just tell the folks a mistake was made and he''ll be preaching from John 20. They'll live.

See? Wiser heads than mine agree.

Posted by: fluffy; human at April 20, 2019 06:22 PM (dCRRg)

92 In light of Kate SmithGate, have our SJWs come across the John Lennon song with profligate use of the n-word?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 20, 2019 06:22 PM (oVJmc)

93 grammie, if he doesn't have an old Luke 24 hanging around, I agree that he should just go ahead with John. How many programs are there? If it isn't too burdensome, could you print out a one-page addendum to each with the correct Gospel?

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:23 PM (aXucN)

94 He's at the church now looking through his stacks. If you've ever seen his office, you'd know this is a lost cause.




Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:17 PM (lwiT4)

Both John 20 and Luke 24 have similarities. Can he wing a sermon on that?

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 06:24 PM (XgxK4)

95 92 In light of Kate SmithGate, have our SJWs come across the John Lennon song with profligate use of the n-word?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 20, 2019 06:22 PM (oVJmc)

Number nine?

Posted by: josephistan at April 20, 2019 06:24 PM (Izzlo)

96 92 In light of Kate SmithGate, have our SJWs come across the John Lennon song with profligate use of the n-word?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 20, 2019 06:22 PM (oVJmc)

John Lennon never sang a song which was dear to traditionalists, so they probably do not care.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 06:24 PM (ycWCI)

97 I think that's the only way too, Fen. I just hate making the secretary look bad. We'll have to come up with a way where it's on him. Happy Easter!
Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:20 PM (lwiT4)


Just have the Rev tell the congregation that Luke 24 is now identifying as John 20. So he'll be preaching from John 20.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:24 PM (jrTqB)

98 Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:20 PM (lwiT4)

The elderly lady who does the bulletin whom I love sometimes makes a mistake on bulletins as do I, so I just say "Due to an error on my part" "(-even if it wasn't) I will be preaching from ______ or the hymn is _______

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 06:25 PM (FSPNP)

99
In light of Kate SmithGate, have our SJWs come across the John Lennon song with profligate use of the n-word?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 20, 2019 06:22 PM


really? that's even better that playing Tim McGraw's Indian Outlaw for the libtards

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 06:25 PM (KCxzN)

100 Sermon introduction: This is John 20, enhanced by Luke 24.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 06:25 PM (XgxK4)

101 95 92 In light of Kate SmithGate, have our SJWs come across the John Lennon song with profligate use of the n-word?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 20, 2019 06:22 PM (oVJmc)


Woman is the nagger of the world?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:25 PM (jrTqB)

102 Luke 24 is now identifying as John 20. So he'll be preaching from John 20.

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 06:25 PM (FSPNP)

103 Both John 20 and Luke 24 have similarities. Can he wing a sermon on that?


Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 06:24 PM (XgxK4)



Yeah, at this point I think the plan is to mesh them together. The resurrection accounts are not that different. (Side-gripe --- if people would bring their Bibles to church, they could turn to John 20 all by themselves. Gripe-over).

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:26 PM (lwiT4)

104 Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:12 PM (lwiT4)

There's enough to do tonight. Just tell the folks a mistake was made and he''ll be preaching from John 20. They'll live.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 06:17 PM (FSPNP)

-----------------------

This was my immediate thought as well.

Separate topic, opinions please horde. I left a jar of mayo out of the fridge for 8 hours. As soon as I saw it, it went right back in. Do you think it would be OK to use? It was sealed the whole time, and is almost full.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 06:26 PM (ffYR/)

105
tell them that it has recently been revealed that several women have come forward with allegations about Luke's behavior, so the sermon will be from John

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 06:27 PM (KCxzN)

106 91 >>> There's enough to do tonight. Just tell the folks a mistake was made and he''ll be preaching from John 20. They'll live. "

He could do what a preacher of mine used to do. He was a kind man, good with people, visited hospitals, did everything a pastor does extremely well except for one thing - preaching sermons. His sermons were best described as "strings of moderately amusing anecdotes strung together at random".

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 06:27 PM (V2Yro)

107 OM - LOL you crack me up

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:27 PM (lwiT4)

108 I
think that's the only way too, Fen. I just hate making the secretary
look bad. We'll have to come up with a way where it's on him. Happy
Easter!


Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:20 PM (lwiT4)

The secretary prefers John 20. He's overruling her. She'll get her revenge.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 06:28 PM (XgxK4)

109 tell
them that it has recently been revealed that several women have come
forward with allegations about Luke's behavior, so the sermon will be
from John

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 06:27 PM (KCxzN)


I'm dying here LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:28 PM (lwiT4)

110 Bought a new tuxedo to wear to a military graduation ball with my fair wife. My son, who once in a while has been referenced in a post comment by me, is graduating from flight school and receiving his wings.

He has plotted all his moves carefully and scored the aircraft of his choosing. His planning ability shows he takes after his mother, for I have always been just a leaf in the wind.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2019 06:29 PM (FTlwv)

111 Oh, early maybe-miracle today. Got up at usual time, booted up computer. Could not get on line. Reset hotspot as recommended by troubleshooter. Tried again. Next prompt was something-wire unplugged. Not a wired connection; I use a hotspot. Re-doing wireless connection did not work; said my wi-fi was no good, and the wireless connector was inop.

Searched at least an hour for the Netgear device software, praying to find it. No luck. Then got an impulse to re-set the computer. Did a cold reboot, after two plain re-starts. Nothing.

Next urge was system restore. But I didn't have a restore point, so that was a no-go. File restore? What the hell, why not? So I did, and once it was finished, I was on line. Half this stuff I wasn't even aware of!

So I thank God for telling me what to do to get back on line, and have said a rosary of thanks (and asking for greater faith).

Just testifying to His goodness and mercy.

Posted by: empire1 at April 20, 2019 06:29 PM (xwekm)

112 This is one of my two favorite bulletin blooper stories and congregational response. I think I shared the other one several times. A clergy friend of mine told me "The call to worship in the bulletin, instead of saying, "Praise to the Lord" said 'Praise to the L.' Don't you think they would have figured out it meant "Praise to the Lord?" and said that? No. They read it as "Praise to the L."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 06:30 PM (FSPNP)

113 Separate topic, opinions please horde. I left a jar of mayo out of the fridge for 8 hours. As soon as I saw it, it went right back in. Do you think it would be OK to use? It was sealed the whole time, and is almost full.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 06:26 PM (ffYR/)


Should be fine.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:30 PM (jrTqB)

114
maybe the Rev can work in something about the rift between the "Peoples' Front of Judea" & the "Judean Peoples' Front"

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 06:31 PM (KCxzN)

115 They read it as "Praise to the L."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 06:30 PM (FSPNP)


Congregations. What can you do.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:31 PM (lwiT4)

116 Jinx, congratulations to Jinx Jr.! I remember that he marched in Trump's inauguration parade. You and Mrs. Jinx must be very proud, and you will rock that tuxedo. Have a wonderful time.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:31 PM (aXucN)

117 His sermons were best described as "strings of moderately amusing anecdotes strung together at random".

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 06:27 PM (V2Yro)


Kind of like this blog, then.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:31 PM (jrTqB)

118 Tell the congregation that Luke 24 has been accused of collusion with one of the psalms and Rev must preach from John 20 to avoid obstructing the investigation.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 20, 2019 06:32 PM (myjNJ)

119 Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:31 PM (lwiT4)

Unless I could have held it in I might have laughed. They laugh at me enough.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 06:33 PM (FSPNP)

120 Maybe future generations will look back in horror at our age of infanticide & drag queen story hours & will erase the names of our age.

Posted by: josephistan at April 20, 2019 06:17 PM (Izzlo)


In the lefties' utopia, there is no looking back. Never. Not even to parents. They're just a couple/few/handful of unrelated people who you grew up around and happened to be older than you.

It's been said many times (because it's pathetically true), in the world of the Western Leftist, all history starts today.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2019 06:34 PM (mTGg+)

121
His sermons were best described as "strings of moderately amusing anecdotes strung together at random".

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 20, 2019 06:27 PM

Kind of like this blog, then.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:31 PM


hey, there's an idea...we could Horde-source the sermon...grammy, start writing this down

OK....GO!!

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 06:34 PM (KCxzN)

122 Thanks, B Bell. By the by, the flowers are at their peak here now. Place was described as bluebell heaven once, but the dog-tooth violets, bluets, phlox and wild geraniums are out too. Lots of solid white violets and yellow ones too.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2019 06:34 PM (FTlwv)

123 The Yankees and the Flyers should just play "Strictly Cullud Affair" by Cab Calloway.

"When your spirits are low,
There's a place you can go.
You'll never see white folks
At a strictly cullud affair."

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 06:34 PM (Z+IKu)

124 When are you going to start featuring stylish pants suits, Mr. OregonMuse?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Hillary! 2020! 2024! at April 20, 2019 06:35 PM (DMUuz)

125 Lady in white with the hat.
Cannot top her.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 20, 2019 06:35 PM (QMwOT)

126 hey, there's an idea...we could Horde-source the sermon...grammy, start writing this down

OK....GO!!
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 06:34 PM (KCxzN)

The entire congregation does a synchronized routine on treadmills while singing hymns?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 20, 2019 06:35 PM (Ct55T)

127 101 95 92 In light of Kate SmithGate, have our SJWs come across the John Lennon song with profligate use of the n-word?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 20, 2019 06:22 PM (oVJmc)

Woman is the nagger of the world?
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:25 PM (jrTqB)

I'd nominate for thread-winner but I believe it would be against AOSHQ policy for a cob to win his own thread.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 06:35 PM (NWiLs)

128 15 10 Miss Sardinia is nice.
Posted by: Grey Fox at April 20, 2019 05:36 PM (bZ7mE)

--Agreed
Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:38 PM (XAYDB)

Makes me wanna visit.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 20, 2019 06:35 PM (QMwOT)

129 The purple dress photo is great!

Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 06:36 PM (uLWyW)

130 I'd nominate for thread-winner but I believe it would be against AOSHQ policy for a cob to win his own thread.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 06:35 PM (NWiLs)


An award zoning variance was issued for this thread.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2019 06:36 PM (mTGg+)

131 hey, there's an idea...we could Horde-source the sermon...grammy, start writing this down

OK....GO!!
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 06:34 PM (KCxzN)
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I'll leave the theology to Fen and grammie but if the Rev wants to include a not-so-amusing anecdote, he can tell about how I spent all afternoon making almost 2 gallons of cream of asparagus soup for tomorrow and I don't think it's very good. I was not amused, but maybe the congregation will be.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:37 PM (aXucN)

132 The entire congregation does a synchronized routine on treadmills while singing hymns?
Posted by: Warai-otoko

We'll need to change hymns to zymns or some other such nonsense though.

Posted by: Bruce at April 20, 2019 06:37 PM (LAt9N)

133 Thanks, B Bell. By the by, the flowers are at their peak here now. Place was described as bluebell heaven once, but the dog-tooth violets, bluets, phlox and wild geraniums are out too. Lots of solid white violets and yellow ones too.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2019 06:34 PM (FTlwv)
---------

Wow. That sure sounds like heaven to this bluebell. I love wildflowers.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:38 PM (aXucN)

134 Some things happened. Some substitutionary atonement occurred. Some resurrection took place.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 06:40 PM (NWiLs)

135
he could tell the one about how Sampson whipped the Philistines' ass with a bone...

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 06:41 PM (KCxzN)

136 I'll leave the theology to Fen and grammie but if the Rev wants to include a not-so-amusing anecdote, he can tell about how I spent all afternoon making almost 2 gallons of cream of asparagus soup for tomorrow and I don't think it's very good. I was not amused, but maybe the congregation will be.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:37 PM (aXucN)

Freeze it up into ice cream.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 06:41 PM (NWiLs)

137 I'll leave the theology to Fen and grammie but if the Rev wants to include a not-so-amusing anecdote, he can tell about how I spent all afternoon making almost 2 gallons of cream of asparagus soup for tomorrow and I don't think it's very good. I was not amused, but maybe the congregation will be.

Posted by: bluebell at April 20, 2019 06:37 PM


What? Cream of Lutefisk is the official AoSHQ cream soup, blessed by the Ambassador of Lutefisk to The Horde herself.

There are times I come into a Thread, read enough to get a sense of the zeitgeist, and then something like this leaves me scratching my head ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 20, 2019 06:41 PM (DMUuz)

138 Mmmm. Asparagus ice cream.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 20, 2019 06:43 PM (fuK7c)

139 Bring the Mayo to a boil. That should take care of it.

Posted by: pawn at April 20, 2019 06:43 PM (dPTGY)

140 Okay, I'm not any kind of chess wizard, but what happens to that damn rook?

Posted by: MW at April 20, 2019 06:43 PM (hNTtn)

141 I love looking at the dress pr0n. Thanks OM.

The cute little dress I was going to wear for Easter church, alas, is going to have to wait for warmer, sleeveless weather. Pants and long sleeved re-tread blouse it is. Cute shoes though so there's that.

I remember when we wore white gloves to church on Easter morning.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 06:43 PM (lwiT4)

142 The does around the ranch appear to be well on their way to delivering on the guidance to 'be fruitful and multiply'.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 20, 2019 06:44 PM (DMUuz)

143 Go Jets go!!!

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 06:45 PM (XAYDB)

144 Pickle Rick! On replay

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 06:45 PM (1UZdv)

145 What? Cream of Lutefisk is the official AoSHQ cream soup, blessed by the Ambassador of Lutefisk to The Horde herself.




Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 20, 2019 06:41 PM (DMUuz)
Mmmm. Asparagus ice cream.



Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 20, 2019 06:43 PM (fuK7c)

Bring the Mayo to a boil. That should take care of it.



Posted by: pawn at April 20, 2019 06:43 PM (dPTGY)

This place sometimes has issues.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 06:46 PM (XgxK4)

146 I'd nominate for thread-winner but I believe it would be against AOSHQ policy for a cob to win his own thread.
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 06:35 PM (NWiLs)


Exactly. Kind of like the store employees who sell you lottery tickets are ineligible to win the lottery.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:46 PM (jrTqB)

147 140 Okay, I'm not any kind of chess wizard, but what happens to that damn rook?
Posted by: MW at April 20, 2019 06:43 PM (hNTtn)


It's Black's move. He just takes the White rook on d4 with his King.

Boom, free rook.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:47 PM (jrTqB)

148 bluebell, throw some white wine in the soup. They'll be too drunk to notice it sucks.

Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 06:48 PM (uLWyW)

149 When I read the caption to the first photo, I thought, "That doesn't look like Robert Capa, famous war photographer."

I'm sorry, the only chess players I know of are Kasparov and Bobby Fisher.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at April 20, 2019 06:48 PM (suDT/)

150 140 Okay, I'm not any kind of chess wizard, but what happens to that damn rook?
Posted by: MW at April 20, 2019 06:43 PM (hNTtn)


It's not the rook that just moved. Look at the other one.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 06:48 PM (sdi6R)

151 I'm surprised I haven't seen any comments about Miss Sardinia's bewitching eyes. They're the first thing I noticed about her.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:48 PM (jrTqB)

152 Thanks, chess people! I just assumed he was talking about the rook that had moved, not the other one.

Posted by: MW at April 20, 2019 06:50 PM (hNTtn)

153 The blue dress does nothing for Ivanka. I think it's the pleats - makes her look puffy in the stomach.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at April 20, 2019 06:51 PM (RFYR/)

154
Fig Newton > Helmut Newton

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 06:52 PM (CRRq9)

155 I'm surprised I haven't seen any comments about Miss Sardinia's bewitching eyes. They're the first thing I noticed about her.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:48 PM


A recent poll revealed that 99.67% of 'rons look first at the eyes first. It's so common as to be completely unremarkable.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 20, 2019 06:52 PM (DMUuz)

156 151. interesting adjective you used about Miss Sardinia. My first thought when I looked at her: 'white witch'.

Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 06:52 PM (uLWyW)

157 Just returned from MIL's house. She had a huge sink skink.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2019 06:53 PM (UdKB7)

158 I'm surprised I haven't seen any comments about Miss Sardinia's bewitching eyes. They're the first thing I noticed about her.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:48 PM (jrTqB)


She looks like Simona Halep's hot sister.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2019 06:53 PM (mTGg+)

159 149. I think it's Frank Capra.

Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 06:55 PM (uLWyW)

160 Knorr makes a Cream of Asparagus soup packet mix. Just sayin'.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 06:57 PM (aBR7R)

161

I heartily approve of the sardine lady!

Posted by: King Oscar at April 20, 2019 06:58 PM (aKsyK)

162 27 Had a near rage stroke this morning.
AP is putting out that the Yellow Vests are rioting because of the $billion to rebuild Notre Dame.
They also claim that the YV protests have been over, "Income Inequality for the last 23 weeks.
Fuckers. They lie and LIV's, who have heard virtually nothing about this will lap it up.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 05:46 PM (5U303)


In a similar vein, I was reading over at Gates of Vienna and saw an article about media coverage of the Notre Dame fire.

The authorities have made statements like "we're investigating it as an accident *for now*" and "we've found no evidence of arson".

Meanwhile, countless media outlets have run stories saying that the authorities have *ruled out* arson. The evil fuckers just can't stop lying.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 06:58 PM (sdi6R)

163 I'm sorry, the only chess players I know of are Kasparov and Bobby Fisher.
Posted by: Pete in Texas at April 20, 2019 06:48 PM (suDT/)


That's Cuban Grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca, whose heyday was during the roaring 20s.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:59 PM (jrTqB)

164 Way late to this party.
Watching Life, Liberty and Levine tonight with Byron York

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:02 PM (BbGew)

165 That's Cuban Grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca, whose heyday was during the roaring 20s.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:59 PM (jrTqB)

Coincidentally, so was Cuba's.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 07:03 PM (ycWCI)

166 Is Sardinia visitable by Murricans or is it overrun by illegals on their way to Yurp? Has any of yous guys ever been there?

Posted by: clutch at April 20, 2019 07:03 PM (kiSdp)

167 I'm not going to lie and I'm typing verrrrry carefully with slow auto correct because I've been drinking all day but I'd just like to wish all morons and 'ettes a very peaceful and happy Easter weekend from an unusually warm and sunny County Down in Northern Ireland which in this weather is probably the best place in the world to be.

A long sentence there but heartfully meant.

Take care morons.

Peace out. C'mon the Glen's. No surrender.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 07:03 PM (OFzX4)

168 159. Not this guy, José Raúl Capablanca?

I googled "Capa chess" and his name came up. I thought it looked like him.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at April 20, 2019 07:04 PM (suDT/)

169 Sorry for the black diamonds.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at April 20, 2019 07:05 PM (suDT/)

170 Future Media in Bizzaro World-

"Authorities deny any connection of the ND fire with arson while acknowledging that there may be a religious connection. Efforts are underway to investigate whether the fire was caused by a suspected Israeli Space Laser."

Posted by: pawn at April 20, 2019 07:05 PM (dPTGY)

171
I'm surprised I haven't seen any comments about Miss Sardinia's bewitching eyes. They're the first thing I noticed about her.



Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:48 PM (jrTqB)

Whatever.

Posted by: Fitzwilliam Darcy at April 20, 2019 07:06 PM (XgxK4)

172 Should have mentioned that it's just after midnight here.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 07:06 PM (OFzX4)

173 166 Is Sardinia visitable by Murricans or is it overrun by illegals on their way to Yurp? Has any of yous guys ever been there?
Posted by: clutch at April 20, 2019 07:03 PM (kiSdp)

--The Corsican side of my family hails from Porto-Vecchio, just across the strait from Sardinia.

If Sardinians are half the men Corsicans are, Koranimals best beware.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 07:07 PM (XAYDB)

174

The announcer on the GRIT TV channel just pronounced Marlene Dietrich's name as Mar-leen.

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 20, 2019 07:07 PM (w5QtQ)

175 Hey everybody.

On a whim, I bought a scratch-off California Lottery ticket today. I've bought a few of the California Millions ones before and won a little bit, so I decided to try again. These tickets are $30.

So today I just scratched mine off, and I had a "2X" symbol which means an automatic winner. I checked the amount and it's 2X the prize of... $15. So I spent $30 and won... $30.

Thanks, State of California!! :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:07 PM (miE9U)

176 Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 07:03 PM (OFzX4)
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Peace out to you, too, Rudi. My mother's side of the family is from Down: Granny from Annacloy, Grampa from Megheranock, and Mom was born on a farm called The Rann, north of Downpatrick.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:08 PM (IFKOp)

177 4 hours ahead? Hmmmmm
Where in England?

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:09 PM (BbGew)

178
Hey everybody.



Every time I read your intro-greeting I think of Dr Nick Rivera.

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 20, 2019 07:09 PM (w5QtQ)

179 Magheranock.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:10 PM (IFKOp)

180 Soothsayer, I believe Dr Nick's is "HI everybody!!" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:10 PM (miE9U)

181 qdpsteve
At least Cali is still paying lottery winners in real money unlike I think, IL which is giving out IOU's. Or was for a while.
Budget don't you know.

I wonder if the president could buy CNN when they go bankrupt? It could resolve a lot of family bidness.
And, be funny as hell.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 07:11 PM (5U303)

182 Separate topic, opinions please horde. I left a jar of mayo out of the fridge for 8 hours. As soon as I saw it, it went right back in. Do you think it would be OK to use? It was sealed the whole time, and is almost full.

From previous career as a CPA. On an inventory observation at the Sauer Plant (Dukes) in Mauldin, SC, the production manager told me that their mayo DID NOT require refrigeration after opening. The acid levels were high enough to retard spoilage. Mine still stays in the refrigerator, though.

Posted by: Agitator at April 20, 2019 07:11 PM (m9DnX)

183 Yowza....Lady/Flapper in white.

Posted by: doesky2 at April 20, 2019 07:11 PM (Q9+4X)

184 Separate topic, opinions please horde. I left a jar of mayo out of the fridge for 8 hours. As soon as I saw it, it went right back in. Do you think it would be OK to use? It was sealed the whole time, and is almost full.
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How warm in the place where it was out?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:12 PM (IFKOp)

185 The acid levels were high enough to retard spoilage.

You're BANNED!!!

Posted by: Twitter at April 20, 2019 07:12 PM (NWiLs)

186 D2S burns Romney a new one.

@realDonaldTrump

If @MittRomney spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!

Truth.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 06:18 PM (jrTqB)


If Trump didn't have to take on his own party and the Democrats think of how much more he'd get done. Instead he's stuck dealing with assclowns like Romney

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 07:12 PM (5yT+A)

187 I hope I have enough booze to make it through this Jets game.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 07:12 PM (XAYDB)

188 8 hrs is a bit to long I think, and I am not quick to toss food.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:13 PM (BbGew)

189 Had forgotten how beautiful some Sardinian women are. And no mustache. Yet.

Posted by: Eromero at April 20, 2019 07:13 PM (qBNEP)

190 The Godfather is on AMC. I always say that I'll just watch a few minutes of it and then move on. Never works.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 07:13 PM (gC2IV)

191 Yesterday, I couldn't have told you one damned thing about Brie Larson.

Today, I want to punch her.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 20, 2019 07:13 PM (Ckg4U)

192 182 Separate topic, opinions please horde. I left a jar of mayo out of the fridge for 8 hours. As soon as I saw it, it went right back in. Do you think it would be OK to use? It was sealed the whole time, and is almost full.

From previous career as a CPA. On an inventory observation at the Sauer Plant (Dukes) in Mauldin, SC, the production manager told me that their mayo DID NOT require refrigeration after opening. The acid levels were high enough to retard spoilage. Mine still stays in the refrigerator, though.
Posted by: Agitator at April 20, 2019 07:11 PM (m9DnX)

--Mayo should be safe.

Hell, I've eaten turkey lunch meat left out of the fridge for 12 hours, and I'm still standing.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 07:14 PM (XAYDB)

193 Sardine women have nice cans.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 07:14 PM (NWiLs)

194 Winston, true.

In California the attitude of Sacramento is "be happy we let you keep all the money we already do!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:14 PM (miE9U)

195 188 real mayo is egg based for a extra reason precaution

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:14 PM (BbGew)

196 For those saying the Ipsos poll showing Trump's approval crashing to 37% post Mueller Report was just an outlier, it's backed up by the new Yougov tracking poll, which shows Trump dropping to 40% after being at 43% midweek.

Posted by: Truthteller at April 20, 2019 07:15 PM (9ogIP)

197 Separate topic, opinions please horde. I left a jar of mayo out of the fridge for 8 hours. As soon as I saw it, it went right back in. Do you think it would be OK to use? It was sealed the whole time, and is almost full.
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How warm in the place where it was out?
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:12 PM (IFKOp)

-----------------------------

Room temp. About 70 or so.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 07:15 PM (ffYR/)

198 In a just universe, Brie Larson would have fallen down an endlessly deep manhole a long time ago.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:15 PM (miE9U)

199 The guy in the second (white dress) picture needs a gat to complete the Marlowe look.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 20, 2019 07:15 PM (MwFQu)

200 Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 07:15 PM (ffYR/)
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It's probably Ok.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:16 PM (IFKOp)

201 176 Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 07:03 PM (OFzX4)
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Peace out to you, too, Rudi. My mother's side of the family is from Down: Granny from Annacloy, Grampa from Megheranock, and Mom was born on a farm called The Rann, north of Downpatrick.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:08 PM

*******************


Ha!
Annacloy is just 30 odd miles from me near Crossgar. I'm just north of Newtownards. Unbelievably lovely country down the around Strangford Lough.

Ever thought about coming over?

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 07:16 PM (OFzX4)

202 114
maybe the Rev can work in something about the rift between the "Peoples' Front of Judea" & the "Judean Peoples' Front"
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 06:31 PM (KCxzN)

Splitters!

Posted by: Fox2! at April 20, 2019 07:16 PM (MwFQu)

203 Room temp. About 70 or so.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 07:15 PM (ffYR/)


Don't worry, it's fine.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:17 PM (jrTqB)

204 Shit

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 07:17 PM (XAYDB)

205 Damn.
I hate coming to this thread late.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 20, 2019 07:17 PM (0tfLf)

206 I hope this game mirrors Thursday's

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 07:17 PM (XAYDB)

207 So, now the Flyers are covering the statue of Kate Smith. What a bunch of dirtbags.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2019 06:11 PM (mTGg+)

These savages are insane.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 20, 2019 06:12 PM (ufFY


The left in this country wants a Mao like Cultural Revolution. They are out to destroy anything and everything in their insane pursuit of a leftist utopia including the mass graves if they get their way

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 07:17 PM (5yT+A)

208

Sub shops leave out there tubs of mayo all day, no?

At closing time, they put away all the condiment tubs in the fridge.

How is that sanitary?

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 20, 2019 07:18 PM (w5QtQ)

209 In the second pic. What does it say about me when the woman reminds me of my mom when I was a kid, but I really want a hat like the guy is wearing?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 20, 2019 07:19 PM (0tfLf)

210
It's like how Creamer is left out all day during a function or at an office.

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at April 20, 2019 07:19 PM (w5QtQ)

211 Posted by: Truthteller at April 20, 2019 07:15 PM (9ogIP)

-----------------------------

What does Rasmussen have to say, poll troll?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 07:19 PM (ffYR/)

212 Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 07:16 PM (OFzX4)
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It's been a long time since I've been. I have a crap-ton of cousins I could stay with, though likely I'd be at my GGF's house in Annacloy. I like the view of the Mourne Mts. from their front porch.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:19 PM (IFKOp)

213 Sooth, how else is their mayo supposed to develop any actual flavor? :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:19 PM (miE9U)

214 Hi Banana Splits Guy! Winona is a whore.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 07:19 PM (gC2IV)

215 197
Room temp. About 70 or so.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 07:15 PM (ffYR/)


It's probably OK. Maybe try a little bit and see what happens.

Come to think of it, what exactly *does* happen if you eat spoiled mayonnaise?

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 07:20 PM (sdi6R)

216 Brie Larson would be perfect for a Sunset Blvd remake, if anyone remembers her in 10 years.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2019 07:21 PM (Ij2U7)

217 Come to think of it, what exactly *does* happen if you eat spoiled mayonnaise?
Posted by: rickl


Your insides end up on your outsides...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:21 PM (miE9U)

218 Come to think of it, what exactly *does* happen if you eat spoiled mayonnaise?
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Think "vulcanism".

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:22 PM (IFKOp)

219 Come to think of it, what exactly *does* happen if you eat spoiled mayonnaise?
Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 07:20 PM (sdi6R)

-------------

You can hear the colors, man!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 07:22 PM (gC2IV)

220 Hi Banana Splits Guy! Winona is a whore.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 07:19 PM (gC2IV)



And a shitty, washed up actress

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 07:22 PM (ljwAy)

221 217 Come to think of it, what exactly *does* happen if you eat spoiled mayonnaise?
Posted by: rickl

Your insides end up on your outsides...
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:21 PM (miE9U)

Your entrails become your extrails.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 07:22 PM (NWiLs)

222 Homemade mayo does not have the preservatives and acid to kill off any little beasties. Mayo in the buff (homemade) is pretty much an ideal culture for growing all sorts of stuff that will do fun things to your GI tract.

Store bought mayo has all these things because they do not want to kill their customers. As a general rule.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 07:23 PM (ycWCI)

223 Come to think of it, what exactly *does* happen if you eat spoiled mayonnaise?
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Think "vulcanism".

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:22 PM (IFKOp)


That is most illogical

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 07:23 PM (ljwAy)

224 218 Come to think of it, what exactly *does* happen if you eat spoiled mayonnaise?
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Think "vulcanism".
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:22 PM (IFKOp)

Your ears get pointy and you operate on pure logic?

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 07:23 PM (NWiLs)

225 Insomniac, yup.

Your upper GI does the Hokey Pokey...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:23 PM (miE9U)

226 I think the mayo is fine. But let us know!

Posted by: LASue at April 20, 2019 07:23 PM (XROPS)

227 Come to think of it, what exactly *does* happen if you eat spoiled mayonnaise?

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 07:20 PM (sdi6R)


I think it goes something like this:

1. You put some in your mouth
2. It tastes real bad.
3. You say "Ugh, this tastes real bad."
4. You spit it out
5. You may do a rinse
5. The end

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:23 PM (jrTqB)

228 Come to think of it, what exactly *does* happen if you eat spoiled mayonnaise?
Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 07:20 PM (sdi6R)

Ummmmmmm....Thunder bucket time.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 07:23 PM (Z+IKu)

229
Your entrails become your extrails.
Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front


Protrails become contrails.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 07:24 PM (aKsyK)

230 So today I just scratched mine off, and I had a "2X" symbol which means an automatic winner. I checked the amount and it's 2X the prize of... $15. So I spent $30 and won... $30.


You're Even Steven !

Posted by: JT at April 20, 2019 07:24 PM (uvoRF)

231 JT, hey I didn't think of that :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:24 PM (miE9U)

232 Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at
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You guys...

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:25 PM (IFKOp)

233 Re: Rooks

He should have held the one he just moved to Q4, where it would support the one already on K4. At least to the extent of preventing the Black King fro taking it.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 20, 2019 07:25 PM (MwFQu)

234 Just cut the cord with DirecTV/ AT&T

Price went up $10 when AT&T took over.

Was on the phone for an hour as a young lady in Jamaica tried to get a better price, for naught.

AT&T off shores it's business, another reason to drop them.

Posted by: seamrog at April 20, 2019 07:25 PM (yTaBv)

235 219 Come to think of it, what exactly *does* happen if you eat spoiled mayonnaise?
Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 07:20 PM (sdi6R)


Either that or you start screaming for someone to kill you now as a little alien chews its way through your chest.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:25 PM (jrTqB)

236 Oh lets leave the poor incel alone. It cant be easy being a 4 who could be a 6.7 with lots of surgery and exercise.

Let have more mayonnaise talk!

Posted by: LASue at April 20, 2019 07:26 PM (XROPS)

237 230 So today I just scratched mine off, and I had a "2X" symbol which means an automatic winner. I checked the amount and it's 2X the prize of... $15. So I spent $30 and won... $30.


You're Even Steven !
Posted by: JT at April 20, 2019 07:24 PM (uvoRF)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HIS NAME IS STEVE AND HE HAD NO NET GAIN OR NET LOSS ON THE LOTTERY CARD HE BOUGHT.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at April 20, 2019 07:26 PM (NWiLs)

238
We do like to hope that our children will get the best qualities of their parents. Reminds me of this:
Marilyn Monroe met George Bernard Shaw (I may have that wrong) and she said "Oh! I we had a baby and it had your brains and my looks, wow!" and he replied (btw, I think he was rude and, therefore no gentleman) "But what if he had my looks and your brains?"
And I am paraphrasing.
second btw, she just suggested sex and he declined. Must have been a fag.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 07:26 PM (KOCKb)

239 Thanks for explaining it Ben! I was afraid someone would have to draw me a picture on a whiteboard...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:27 PM (miE9U)

240 173. My fam tells me there have been incidents between the Sardinians and ROPs on the beaches, with the locals winning.

Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 07:27 PM (O98j8)

241 Spoiled mayonaise? Let's just say you won't need a colonic cleansing anytime soon.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 07:28 PM (KOCKb)

242
Room temp. About 70 or so.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 07:15 PM


RBG?

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2019 07:28 PM (KCxzN)

243 Some things you never buy on clearance in a store:
Salads,
Sushi,
Mayo

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2019 07:28 PM (Ij2U7)

244 On that problem... if the knight goes to D2 he can fork the queen and rook. Is that it?

Posted by: LASue at April 20, 2019 07:28 PM (XROPS)

245 A ptouch of Ptomaine?
Actually, that is nasty and can kill you.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 07:29 PM (KOCKb)

246 I actually got some of the Kraft "Homestyle" Mayo a few months back.

It was DELICIOUS. Practically a meal by itself.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:29 PM (miE9U)

247 Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 07:26 PM (KOCKb)
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I think it was Isadora Duncan. GBS died before MM came to prominence.

And I wouldn't fault him for not. The whole "don't give crazy a poke" thing.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:29 PM (IFKOp)

248 And I am paraphrasing.
second btw, she just suggested sex and he declined. Must have been a fag.
Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 07:26 PM (KOCKb)

Who wants to stick their pud in 2nd-order Kennedy?

Yeeech.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at April 20, 2019 07:29 PM (Ct55T)

249
What Americans needs right now is a new harmless fad to occupy time-

now watching "The Ten Commandments", so

I suggest that everyone start wearing ancient Egyptian garb.

And men required by law to wear Yul Brynner's hair do.


So let it be written, so let it be done.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 07:29 PM (CRRq9)

250 The other day I won $100.00 from a $2.00 scratch off ticket. I don't play the lottery very often. It's the most I've ever won and it was needed, so I thanked God.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 07:30 PM (FSPNP)

251 Captain Obvious, I believe GBS died in 1950, so yeah, I think Marilyn was still Norma Jean at the time.

For a long time I thought he was a conservative, but I recently read he was actually very lefty.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:30 PM (miE9U)

252 Grilled steak with a Negroni variation for dinner tonight.

Yum!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 07:30 PM (CRRq9)

253 So let it be written, so let it be done.

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!

Posted by: King of Siam at April 20, 2019 07:31 PM (MwFQu)

254 So she liked to fuck. She wasn't crazy and she wasn't stupid.

Posted by: JAS at April 20, 2019 07:31 PM (KOCKb)

255 And men required by law to wear Yul Brynner's hair do.
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Decline. I'd look ridiculous without hair.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:31 PM (IFKOp)

256 Fenelon, wow, you've done better than I ever have.

The most I ever won from a really cheap scratchoff ($1-2) was $25.

Twice however, with the $30 California Millions, I've won $100. So now I'm hooked, naturally... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:31 PM (miE9U)

257 Love Ivanka, but Melania always looks more relaxed. I think Ivanka is high-strung.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 20, 2019 07:32 PM (CHqe2)

258 For a long time I thought he was a conservative, but I recently read he was actually very lefty.
----
Oh, yeah, he was a founder of the Fabian Society, which wanted to push socialism on Great Britain.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:33 PM (IFKOp)

259 George Bernard Shaw was Stalinist but he had a brief mussolini phase as well.

Posted by: admiral marcus at April 20, 2019 07:33 PM (x+C/t)

260 Byron York is saying the Democrats won't go for impeachment unless forced but will go into a daily campaign to damage President Trump

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:33 PM (BbGew)

261 solutions up, movie thread will be up directly.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:34 PM (jrTqB)

262 Byron
York is saying the Democrats won't go for impeachment unless forced but
will go into a daily campaign to damage President Trump



Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:33 PM (BbGew)


In other news, water is wet.

Posted by: Fitzwilliam Darcy at April 20, 2019 07:34 PM (XgxK4)

263 212 Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 07:16 PM (OFzX4)
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It's been a long time since I've been. I have a crap-ton of cousins I could stay with, though likely I'd be at my GGF's house in Annacloy. I like the view of the Mourne Mts. from their front porch.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:19 PM


**************


A view that's hard to beat.

On a sunny winter day when you crest the high ground from Bangor to Newtownards on the dual carriageway and see the snow flecked Mournes in the distance and Scrabo Hill and tower flanking Strangford Lough with the Ards Peninsula on the other side, well it can almost make you feel good to be alive.

Except it means that your driving down in to Newtownards which is best described as a mini Ulster version of Toledo.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 07:35 PM (OFzX4)

264 251 Captain Obvious, I believe GBS died in 1950, so yeah, I think Marilyn was still Norma Jean at the time.

For a long time I thought he was a conservative, but I recently read he was actually very lefty.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:30 PM (miE9U)


Like many intellectuals, he was quite smitten with the totalitarian dictatorships of the 20s and 30s.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 07:35 PM (sdi6R)

265 Off, Jane Austen sock!

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 07:35 PM (XgxK4)

266
Byron York is saying the Democrats won't go for impeachment unless forced but will go into a daily campaign to damage President Trump
Posted by: Skip


When did they ever stop?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 07:35 PM (aKsyK)

267 George Bernard Shaw was Stalinist but he had a brief mussolini phase as well.
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The brief Mussolini phase is the political equivalent of eating spoiled mayonnaise.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:35 PM (IFKOp)

268 Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 07:27 PM (O98j

Good. Are Sardininans and Sicilians similar? I've been to Sicily about 5 times and loved the place and the people.

Posted by: clutch at April 20, 2019 07:36 PM (kiSdp)

269 172 Should have mentioned that it's just after midnight here.
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Time to let it all hang out.

Posted by: EC at April 20, 2019 07:36 PM (kR3UB)

270 260 Byron York is saying the Democrats won't go for impeachment unless forced but will go into a daily campaign to damage President Trump
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:33 PM (BbGew)

And this is different from what they've been doing since before he was even elected how, exactly?

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 07:36 PM (NWiLs)

271 Byron York is saying the Democrats won't go for impeachment unless forced but will go into a daily campaign to damage President Trump

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:33 PM (BbGew)



Mittens: Me too!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2019 07:36 PM (LV5XU)

272 Shaw was an elitist, a Communist and disgustingly racist. A bigot in the purest sense of the word, and in every sense of the word. Just an arrogant, small-minded ass of a man. And he also had annoying, high-pitched reedy voice, presumably because of his small testicle.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 20, 2019 07:38 PM (CHqe2)

273 200 Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 20, 2019 07:15 PM (ffYR/)
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It's probably Ok.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:16 PM (IFKOp)

It's fine. Salt.

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 07:39 PM (QE8X6)

274 The brief Mussolini phase is the political equivalent of eating spoiled mayonnaise.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:35 PM (IFKOp)


Eating spoiled mayo gives you Yul Brynner's hair. Just saying.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:39 PM (jrTqB)

275 Just an arrogant, small-minded ass of a man.
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He was also possibly the only person to be deliberately rude to Helen Keller.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:39 PM (IFKOp)

276 272 Shaw was an elitist, a Communist and disgustingly racist. A bigot in the purest sense of the word, and in every sense of the word. Just an arrogant, small-minded ass of a man. And he also had annoying, high-pitched reedy voice, presumably because of his small testicle.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 20, 2019 07:38 PM (CHqe2)


No, don't hold back, YD. Tell us how you really feel.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:40 PM (jrTqB)

277 Pretty tricky getting both dress pron and chess in the opening photo today.

Posted by: KT at April 20, 2019 07:40 PM (BVQ+1)

278 240 173. My fam tells me there have been incidents between the Sardinians and ROPs on the beaches, with the locals winning.
Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 07:27 PM (O98j

--Good for them, and Italy in general. They're showing the way.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 07:40 PM (XAYDB)

279 Eating spoiled mayo gives you Yul Brynner's hair. Just saying.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:39 PM (jrTqB)
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Then I'm definitely avoiding it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:40 PM (IFKOp)

280 275 Just an arrogant, small-minded ass of a man.
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He was also possibly the only person to be deliberately rude to Helen Keller.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:39 PM (IFKOp)


What did he do, rearrange her furniture?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:41 PM (jrTqB)

281 Except it means that your driving down in to Newtownards which is best described as a mini Ulster version of Toledo.
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LOL.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:41 PM (IFKOp)

282 269 172 Should have mentioned that it's just after midnight here.
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Time to let it all hang out.
Posted by: EC at April 20, 2019 07:36 PM



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Swingin' like heavy coconuts.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 07:42 PM (OFzX4)

283 243 Some things you never buy on clearance in a store:
Salads,
Sushi,
Mayo
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2019 07:28 PM (Ij2U7)

--Dollar Tree sells Dukes mayonnaise. A bargain.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 07:42 PM (XAYDB)

284 Netflix has Derry Girls, a nice dramedy set in the North during The Troubles.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 07:43 PM (1UZdv)

285 What did he do, rearrange her furniture?
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:41 PM (jrTqB)
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No, he made a nastily snide comment that, being blind and deaf, she was no different from any other American.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:43 PM (IFKOp)

286 For any non-hockey fans who want to know why hockey fans are hockey fans, watch the Blues-Jets series.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 07:45 PM (XAYDB)

287 Okay. Just got here and haven't looked at back of book.

On the first problem, I think bishop to H6 forces the black knight to capture.
Q takes pawn at F6 pretty much ends it. How depends on kings move out of check.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 07:45 PM (E9vLe)

288 284 Netflix has Derry Girls, a nice dramedy set in the North during The Troubles.
Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 07:43 PM (1UZdv)


It also has Rebellion, a drama about the 1916 revolution which was pretty good until episode 5, when it hits you hard with feminism right in the face and then you get the lesbian kiss and that was when we turned it off.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:47 PM (jrTqB)

289 "a daily campaign to damage President Trump "

Which is why we needy a merciless counter-attack.

Charges for leaking. With WaPo and NYT as co-conspirators. Think of the names that can pop up here.

Then flip a few to give up the bigger Coup conspiracy.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 20, 2019 07:47 PM (1UZdv)

290
Why could Helen Keller never learn to parallel park?

Because she was a woman.

*Serpentine*

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 20, 2019 07:47 PM (gC2IV)

291 No, he made a nastily snide comment that, being blind and deaf, she was no different from any other American.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:43 PM (IFKOp)


What a prick.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:48 PM (jrTqB)

292 193 Sardine women have nice cans.
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The natives call them tins.

Posted by: EC at April 20, 2019 07:48 PM (kR3UB)

293 When you're a Jet
You're a high flying jet

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 07:49 PM (BbGew)

294 34I like my way better, it starts out the same Rxf5QXf5 Rxg2Kh1 Nf2+!! if Rxf2 Rgq++Qxf2 Rxf2RXf2 leaves Q+B vs 2 R's
In the line from 34, whites next move is RXf7+ killing any material real advantage


Posted by: steve at April 20, 2019 07:49 PM (TTy55)

295 Is that the EC?!

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 07:50 PM (NWiLs)

296 What a prick.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:48 PM (jrTqB)
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Yeah, not a guy I'd hang out with. Dude could write some, though.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:50 PM (IFKOp)

297 Speaking of GBS and sex (ugh)-

there a very funny, somewhat raunchy comedy by

Roald Dahl, the guy who wrote "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "James and the Giant Peach",

titled "My Uncle Oswald".

Concerning a man who finds the ultimate aphrodisiac and gets rich by using it to allow women who wish to have genius children by having sex with famous geniuses.

GBS makes a hilarious appearance in his seduction segment.

Regardless, the novel is very funny. Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 07:51 PM (CRRq9)

298 268. They're both island people, so I guess similar? I regret I never made it to the Costa Smeralda. Just go online to get the skinny...I'm sure you'll have a good time.

Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 07:51 PM (O98j8)

299 265 Off, Jane Austen sock!
Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 07:35 PM (XgxK4)

Hey--I like that sock!

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 07:53 PM (QE8X6)

300 At 13 I read some dumb article about washing your hair with mayo to moisturize it. I messed up, though, I wet my hair first. Needless to say it didn't work and it took a week before I could get the smell of mayo out of my hair even with repeated washings. That was the first and last time I followed beauty advice from a magazine.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 07:54 PM (aBR7R)

301 Off, Jane Austen sock!
Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 07:35 PM (XgxK4)


Wouldn't that be a stocking?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2019 07:54 PM (miE9U)

302 275
He was also possibly the only person to be deliberately rude to Helen Keller.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:39 PM (IFKOp)


Um, how could she tell?

I denounce myself.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2019 07:54 PM (sdi6R)

303 Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 07:51 PM (CRRq9)
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Dahl wrote quite a number of stories with adult themes; he sold a number of shorts to Playboy in the 70s.

Fun fact: he was a fighter pilot in the Adriatic theater during WWII.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:54 PM (IFKOp)

304 Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 07:51 PM (CRRq9)

--Is that in Switch Bitch?

Another Dahl story there is about a traveller who raves about an affair with a chick in Araby then . . .

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 07:54 PM (XAYDB)

305 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at April 20, 2019 07:55 PM (jrTqB)

306 --Is that in Switch Bitch?


"My Uncle Oswald" is a novel.

So, it's it's own book.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 20, 2019 07:57 PM (CRRq9)

307 The best thing about George Bernard Shaw is his name. Just think about the premise of "Pygmalion" for a moment. No really, dear 'Ettes--think about it. And if you really want to have your mind boggled, try "Man and Superman." He got halfway through the "play" and realized he had no idea of what the hell a "superman" might be, so he decided to write an essay instead. And what an essay it is! If our universities were even mildly honest, they would be all over it like a cheap suit.

Posted by: Caliban at April 20, 2019 07:58 PM (QE8X6)

308 Bob Mayo on the keyboards, Bob Mayo!

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 20, 2019 07:59 PM (RuIsu)

309
Bob Mayo on the keyboards, Bob Mayo!
Posted by: Burger Chef


Yes, I do feel like you do.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 20, 2019 08:01 PM (aKsyK)

310 281 Except it means that your driving down in to Newtownards which is best described as a mini Ulster version of Toledo.
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LOL.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at April 20, 2019 07:41 PM


To be fair Newtownards is good for at least two good things.
1) GorgeousTV presenter Christine Bleakley and

2) WW2 war hero and probable psychopath and founder member of the SAS, Blair 'Paddy' Mayne.
An Ireland international rugby playing giant who was denied a VC in spite of the recommendation from the actual KING, because he punched out a general and was famous for killing Germans for fun and once disabled planes on a German airfield in North Africa after running out of explosive by ripping their instrument panels out with his bare hands.

There's a statue of him outside the town hall and a by pass named after him too.

Google him, he's a complete headcase who we we're glad to have on our side.....except when he was twatting generals. Which is fair enough in any case.

Posted by: Rudi Von Starnberg. at April 20, 2019 08:03 PM (OFzX4)

311 Okay, 2nd prob tricksey.
At first glance knight to D2 threatens Q and Rook.
But if counter is rook takes bishop, check, you've just lost your queen.

So, how bout rook takes takes that stalking horse out of the game.

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 08:09 PM (E9vLe)

312 Ha, just read about Mayne, in Hastings' book "Das Reich". SAS was parachuted into southern France starting D-Day and didn't accomplish a lot, but did help with an airstrike on a German fuel train that hindered II SS in getting up to Normandy.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (QDnY+)

313 Australian guy gets it right. To save their country from the anti religion folks and Muslims who threaten to overwhelm it, they need to go back to church:

https://tinyurl.com/yyuthq46

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 08:10 PM (FSPNP)

314 Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
If @MittRomney spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 20, 2019 08:20 PM (BqBId)

315 Unbelievable.
Looks like I kinda, sorta got em both right.
No way I'm typing out all the possibilities on the 2nd one on this here phone keyboard.
Yeah, I'm gonna go with that.

My main question, do ya think that gal in the white dress with the lacey top and leaning on the piano would marry me?

Posted by: teej at April 20, 2019 08:22 PM (E9vLe)

316 Nice to see Trump strike back against Mitt, but he should expand on it, and get very specific. Mitt slandered Trump and many others in the now-standard, fact-free, ridiculous Beltway/media fashion, and Trump should challenge him on it. Mitt really needs to be rendered toxic, and humiliated - and since he seems to be begging for it (his 2nd idiotic stunt in his short Senate career), why not oblige him? Corker/Flake him. Always centering the abuse around basic policy objectives/etc. that have resonance in UT. Doubt Mitt has the guts/nuttiness to go full McCain, and UT ain't AZ.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 20, 2019 08:28 PM (QDnY+)

317 The grandmaster's move isn't quite so deadly. Take a look at the board,
After king takes rook, c3 check.The only safe space for the king is c5, is back to c5, which leads to knight d3 checkmate.
There is an alternative, but did you see it?

Posted by: MikeN at April 20, 2019 08:38 PM (o/eHL)

318 It wasn't very nice of Mitch to make Willard say that.

But there's a lot at $take.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 20, 2019 09:32 PM (Ndje9)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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My bad, I forgot to keep track of who submitted today's opening picture. If you are here in the comments take a bow! Thanks for the submission.

In the meantime, welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades. Relax and spend a little time in the world of animals.

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Imagine the stories this dog could tell if this dog could talk. H/T Hank Curmudgeon


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Flight of the Bumblebee dachshund.


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Various lessons learned from dogs. Yes, they do live for the moment.


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We've all heard let sleeping dogs lie. I'm not sure about cats. Quite the cat.


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From Northern Lurker. Could this girl replace Tanya and/or Yoko........

Meet The PetMorons


Hello ~

This is the story of Bilbo Baggins, my sister's cat.


SMALL MIRACLES AND THE ART OF SAVING ONE ANIMAL
P.S. LOVE the petmoron pictures!!

Lurker and pet lover,
Michele


A wonderful story! Thanks for sharing Michele.


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This is our 60 gallon reef tank. Everything that you see in there is alive and growing. The good news is that almost all of the live coral in the reef trade today is aqua-cultured. Typically you purchase most corals as small aqua-cultured “frags”. You glue your frag in place on a rock in your tank and then grown it out. Taking a tiny piece of coral and growing it out to something substantial is very fun and rewarding. It can take several years to grow a frag out to a decent sized coral. I guess it’s really just very expensive gardening in the end. I will admit that the picture was taken through a filter to reduce the heavy blue light that the camera has trouble digesting. But on the whole, the colors are accurate. Love your site. Thanks for what you do. - Andrew of SC


Awesome hobby and beautiful to boot. You must be a very patient. Thanks for sharing with us.


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This is Gracie. She is one lucky pup. Someone found her staving by the side of the road near Los Barriles, Baja Sur, Mexico and brought her to the vet up on the highway. The vet thinks she is about 7 months old. When my wife stays in Mexico, she is a foster pet caregiver. This time however, she decided to keep Gracie instead of giving her back to the vet. This dog is really smart and now bilingual as she responds to commands in both English and Spanish.
Gracie has all her shots and travel papers so she’s ready to come to California when my wife returns. Thanks for the Pet thread. I look forward to it every week. - George

Thank you for your support George and thank you for sharing Gracie's photo and story with us. She sounds like a very smart and sweet dog.

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This is Darbie a wonderful Irish Setter. Unfortunately, she left us this past Thursday. She was the ultimate couch potato and snuggler. Hopefully she is begging for C-O-O-K-I-E-S in doggy heaven. -Misanthropic Humanitarian


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Horde, the In-Box has been pretty light the past couple of weeks. Why not submit your pet's photo? Does your pet want to be a PetMoron? I bet he or she does.

It also helps to say send your items to petmorons at the gmail thingy.

Have a great week!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 03:00 PM




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1 Happy Caturday!

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 03:00 PM (pPNCa)

2 1

Posted by: Ha at April 20, 2019 03:00 PM (MAstk)

3 Barfolomew!

Posted by: Barf at April 20, 2019 03:04 PM (oVJmc)

4 MisHum,
Is this the second puppy you've lost recently?

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 20, 2019 03:05 PM (UUBmN)

5 Nice Pets Ya'll!.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 20, 2019 03:06 PM (Z+IKu)

6 I've been sending you kitteh pictures, guess they aren't getting through...

Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 20, 2019 03:06 PM (UUBmN)

7 Another special puppy story of the sort logprof should like if he's around: A family of Brewers fans picked out a puppy that can be trained to detect the signs of low blood sugar if their daughter with type 1 diabetes has a crisis. Christian Yelich (Brewers phenom) offered to present the pup to the delighted little girl at batting practice last week:

https://tinyurl.com/y57bo4uw

The puppy is named Yeli, of course.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 03:08 PM (pPNCa)

8 Oh Mis Hum, so sorry about Darbie leaving you.

What a beautiful pup, I just love the setter head, if you know what I mean.

Posted by: PonyTail at April 20, 2019 03:09 PM (tzZq2)

9 Pet Thread!!!

Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 03:09 PM (MVjcR)

10 pets!

Posted by: m at April 20, 2019 03:11 PM (5AuVV)

11 Wolf girl is rather nicer looking than Yoko. The video brings to mind something from Far Side about a wolf pack starting a howl for no particular reason.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 20, 2019 03:12 PM (JgA4k)

12 I'm so sorry to hear that about Darbie, Misanthropic Humanitarian.

I didn't sleep last night, so I'll blame the watery eyes on that.

What a sweet picture. -Thank You.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 20, 2019 03:12 PM (Ckg4U)

13 I'm so sorry to hear that about Darbie, Misanthropic Humanitarian.

Getting misty in here, it is.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 03:14 PM (pPNCa)

14 Doggie is yelling Save Me!
Happy Caturday everyone

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 03:15 PM (BbGew)

15 Awww!
SMALL MIRACLES AND THE ART OF SAVING ONE ANIMAL

Awwww!
Gracie has all her shots and travel papers so she's ready to come to California when my wife returns.

Awwwww
This is Darbie a wonderful Irish Setter. Unfortunately, she left us this past Thursday.

So sorry Mis Hum. Been there more than I care to remember. They're with us for too short a time...

That coral tank is gorgeous!

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 03:16 PM (cF8AT)

16 Pets!
I haven't gotten any new pets lately, but I will try to scare up some pics of those who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Before I myself cross...

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at April 20, 2019 03:17 PM (w7KSn)

17 Bilbo is a very lucky cat
Thanks for that

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 03:18 PM (BbGew)

18 Wolf girl is irresponsible.

This happened in the mid-1990s

https://tinyurl.com/y446njdc

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During interviews with the staff, Klinghammer noticed a great deal of
surprise, as the staff had been convinced that wolves were harmless. He
would later admit in a conversation with Dr. Valerius Geist during the Kenton Carnegie case that he was "stunned at the ignorance."
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Posted by: Off the reservation at April 20, 2019 03:18 PM (vWMNq)

19 Condolences on the passing of Darbie, MisHum.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 20, 2019 03:19 PM (TfwlC)

20 Cesar Milan: "Clearly, Bolf Girl ees Doumeenant. She hab de pack o wolb to sein an howl on deman."

*Tssst!*

"Dees Bolf unnerstan Back Leeedersheep, now. No look, no touch, no eye contac."

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 20, 2019 03:19 PM (Ckg4U)

21 MisHum, Our deepest condolences. Such a beautiful pup!

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at April 20, 2019 03:19 PM (bmdz3)

22 Flight of the Bumblebee dachshund.

-
Barkthoven

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 20, 2019 03:21 PM (+y/Ru)

23 Aww, so sorry to hear about the passing of Darbie.
Such a loving face.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at April 20, 2019 03:22 PM (w7KSn)

24 Condolences mh.

Darbie has a resemblance to Alfred Hitchcock, no?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2019 03:22 PM (EZebt)

25 Sorry about your doggie, MH

Irish Setters are very friendly dogs, although they tend to be hyper-friendly. Mostly hyper.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2019 03:22 PM (0Ntuf)

26 Gracie and Bilbo are adorable. Both of them have wonderful stories.

The fish tank of coral is fabulous. You must have incredible patience. The colors and designs are magnificent.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at April 20, 2019 03:23 PM (bmdz3)

27 That opening picture is Pure Black MethLab at its finest.

Silly-Ass, Stupid-Happy dogs.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 20, 2019 03:23 PM (Ckg4U)

28 Darbie is so beautiful, MisHum! So sorry for your loss. All dogs go to Heaven.

Posted by: Dreg at April 20, 2019 03:24 PM (Y7N05)

29 Sorry to hear about Darbie.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 03:24 PM (Rz2Nc)

30 4 MisHum,
Is this the second puppy you've lost recently?
Posted by: lin-duh in keto at April 20, 2019 03:05 PM (UUBmN)

Yes it is. Darbie's brother Derry left us in January.

Another disadvantage of having 2 sibs from the same litter.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 03:25 PM (aA3+G)

31 MisHum, that Darbie was a gorgeous girl. Just from the way she is looking at the camera you know there is a great canine mind there.
Sorry for your loss.


A quote I hate to use but true nonetheless:

"Their candles burn far too fast!" ~ Commentor garrett

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 03:25 PM (f3oO4)

32 Yes, Mis Hum, condolences on the exit of Darbie. My first look at her picture grabbed at my heart even before I knew of her loss.

On a lighter note, we took a day trip to a town a few miles away and ate at a local burger joint with a very loyal local following and, hence, a very busy drive-thru even at 4:00 pm. One of the SUVs pulling through had a bulldog in the passenger's seat behind the driver. What a face! Everyone inside wanted to share part of their (delicious) burgers with the fellow, but we all resisted.

Hope he got his share when his human got home.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at April 20, 2019 03:25 PM (S+f+m)

33 >>>So sorry Mis Hum. Been there more than I care to remember. They're with us for too short a time...


Isn't that the truth Tami!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 03:26 PM (aA3+G)

34 That opening picture is Pure Black MethLab at its finest.

I'm just glad that the Good Shepherd finds room in His flock for all kinds of critters. Including us flawed humans.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 03:26 PM (pPNCa)

35 "I'm just glad that the Good Shepherd finds room in His flock for all kinds of critters. Including us flawed humans."
-Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 03:26 PM (pPNCa)

*Amen*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at April 20, 2019 03:28 PM (Ckg4U)

36 We've all heard let sleeping dogs lie. I'm not sure about cats. Quite the cat.

Funny vid, teh kitteh got a good massage out of that boogie-woogie piano piece

Chopin's Heroic Pollonaise or Rachmaninoff's Flight of the Bumblebee would be like a vibrating bed.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2019 03:28 PM (0Ntuf)

37 Re the dog lessons link, I found this some time ago:

Samuel Butler: "All animals, except man, know that the
principal business of life is to enjoy it."

I rate this as true...



Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 03:28 PM (f3oO4)

38 32 Yes, Mis Hum, condolences on the exit of Darbie. My first look at her picture grabbed at my heart even before I knew of her loss.


We lost our English Setter Nigel 2 years ago. He was also a couch potato.

Posted by: It's me donna at April 20, 2019 03:28 PM (O2RFr)

39 A co-worker has a large fish tank like that with coral growing. He is planning to move and is sure they will not survive that.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 03:31 PM (BbGew)

40 Awww! Boonrod!

Awww! SMALL MIRACLES AND THE ART OF SAVING ONE ANIMAL

God helps us figure these things out sometimes.

I mentioned our new puppy this morning, but here is the story: My husband texted me at work and asked me to get cat food on my way home, so I stopped at the pet store.

Me, walking in the door: I just need cat food.

God: Hey, c'mere and look at these puppies.

Me: Nope, just need cat food.

God: No, srsly, come look at these puppies.

Me: OMG, that is the cutest thing I've seen since my own babies were born. Here's my credit card!

My husband was delighted when I came home with this mini bulldog, as he's been pleading for a puppy for years and I keep dragging my feet.

Meet Sarge: https://tinyurl.com/yyyfuq7y

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:32 PM (OX9vb)

41 Meet Sarge: https://tinyurl.com/yyyfuq7y
Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:32 PM (OX9vb)


How freaking adorable!!!!!

Awesome April

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 03:35 PM (aA3+G)

42 So sad to learn you lost Darbie. Those big dogs can get to you.


Loved seeing the aquarium today. Learned a few things.

Posted by: KT at April 20, 2019 03:37 PM (BVQ+1)

43 I'll take more pictures this week and send them to Mis Hum for next week's thread.

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:37 PM (OX9vb)

44 AHHH April!

Adorable!! Congrats!

Posted by: PonyTail at April 20, 2019 03:39 PM (tzZq2)

45 Lovely animals as usual. The pet thread is a weekly treat.

Mis Hum I am so sorry about Darbie. What a sweetie pie!

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 03:39 PM (aBR7R)

46 Sorry for your loss MH. She was a gorgeous dog.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 03:39 PM (dUJdY)

47 And yay for Gracie, lucky pup.

Posted by: PonyTail at April 20, 2019 03:41 PM (tzZq2)

48 April, Sarge is adorable!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 03:41 PM (dUJdY)

49 Andrew, I see a Lemon Tang (?) in the aquarium. Anything else lurking in there?

That is a beautiful aquarium-scape and I would spend hours staring at it!

Posted by: Frau Doktor Professor All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 20, 2019 03:41 PM (kQs4Y)

50 LMAO at the top pic.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 03:42 PM (XAYDB)

51 My condolences to the Mis Hum family.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 03:42 PM (x29ff)

52 Those wolves just didn't want to hell.

"Can't we just nap?"

Posted by: fluffy, talking to others at April 20, 2019 03:44 PM (dCRRg)

53 That dachsund went to the Robert Fripp school of keyboard playing

Posted by: random lurker commenter at April 20, 2019 03:44 PM (48RE5)

54 Wonderful pets, all.

Speaking of the corals, I've always wondered why "coral" is a specific kinda pink/orangish color when corals are so multi-hued.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 03:45 PM (XAYDB)

55 Sorry about your doggeh, MisHum.

Posted by: fluffy, talking at April 20, 2019 03:45 PM (dCRRg)

56 40 Meet Sarge: https://tinyurl.com/yyyfuq7y
Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:32 PM (OX9vb)

So cute. I can't believe you got just one!

Posted by: m at April 20, 2019 03:45 PM (5AuVV)

57 And just like that.
Chores done.
Told Mrs D I was headed to the driving range. Stopped off at my favorite microbrew for some aiming fluid.
I check into the HQs to see what the pets are up to.
And BAM. A new ear worm! Thanxs MH.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 20, 2019 03:45 PM (3F0Ql)

58 Meet Sarge: https://tinyurl.com/yyyfuq7y

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:32 PM (OX9vb)

O
M
G!

Whatta cutie!

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 03:46 PM (cF8AT)

59 >>> That dachsund went to the Robert Fripp school of keyboard playing

"Play it for me, Spider Fingers"

Posted by: Adrian Belew at April 20, 2019 03:47 PM (dCRRg)

60 April,

Did you get the cat food?

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 03:48 PM (cF8AT)

61 the top photo just kills me!
so funny

this is cute for GOT fans
Ep 5. GAME of BONES - "Dachshunds are Coming"

https://youtu.be/Bw5a4X8YJlk

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 20, 2019 03:48 PM (dm05u)

62 What a frag!!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2019 03:49 PM (Dh1wo)

63 Sorry you lost your dog, Misanthropic Humanitarian. She looks like a sweetie.

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:49 PM (OX9vb)

64 Poor Darbie.

At least the pain is over.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 03:49 PM (XAYDB)

65 60 April,

Did you get the cat food?

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 03:48 PM (cF8AT)

And what does the cat think about Sarge?

Posted by: m at April 20, 2019 03:49 PM (5AuVV)

66 That dachsund went to the Robert Fripp school of keyboard playing

Performing a piece by John Cage.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 03:49 PM (pPNCa)

67 MisHum, so sorry about Darbie
hugs

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 20, 2019 03:50 PM (dm05u)

68 7 Another special puppy story of the sort logprof should like if he's around: A family of Brewers fans picked out a puppy that can be trained to detect the signs of low blood sugar if their daughter with type 1 diabetes has a crisis. Christian Yelich (Brewers phenom) offered to present the pup to the delighted little girl at batting practice last week:

https://tinyurl.com/y57bo4uw

The puppy is named Yeli, of course.
Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 03:08 PM (pPNCa)

--I heard about that on the radio a few days ago.

Sweet story.

Oh, and Lola has a MILF.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 03:51 PM (XAYDB)

69 Love the reef tank and Gracie.

Condolences for sweet Darbie; my only words of solace is that if she had outlived you she'd have been a lost soul.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2019 03:51 PM (y7DUB)

70 So Gracie, the Mexican puppy, is more a legal U.S. resident now than alot of California's population.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2019 03:54 PM (Dh1wo)

71 Meet Sarge: https://tinyurl.com/yyyfuq7y
Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:32 PM (OX9vb)

Sarge is adorable!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 20, 2019 03:55 PM (Rz2Nc)

72 >>>We've all heard let sleeping dogs lie. I'm not sure about cats. Quite the cat.

Ack. Ear worm.

Posted by: m at April 20, 2019 03:55 PM (5AuVV)

73 53 That dachsund went to the Robert Fripp school of keyboard playing
Posted by: random lurker commenter at April 20, 2019 03:44 PM (48RE5)


--Catherine Wheel: "Fripp"

https://youtu.be/SKTFNTXWuoU

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 03:57 PM (XAYDB)

74 Well. I have destroyed the happy kingdom here on the farm.

Friends?/! have brought me a 2 year old German Shepard.

Brody is ecstatic because this dog loves to run and play but I think the cats are going to kill me in my sleep. They are so pissed.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 03:57 PM (x29ff)

75 LOL Tami, I got the cat food. But I worried all the way home that they had forgotten to put it in the bag with all the puppy stuff.

We've been worried that the cat would be offended (he's a feral cat that we lured inside, but he doesn't seem super attached to us).

Bo the cat was a little bewildered, but seems like he'll get used to it. And was suddenly more attentive and wanted some attention. Haha!

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:58 PM (OX9vb)

76 58 Meet Sarge: https://tinyurl.com/yyyfuq7y

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:32 PM (OX9vb)

O
M
G!

Whatta cutie!
Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 03:46 PM (cF8AT)

+1

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 03:58 PM (XAYDB)

77

Posted by: Spun & Murky at April 20, 2019 03:59 PM (4DCSq)

78 --Catherine Wheel: "Fripp"


See you kids in about 8 minutes

Posted by: fluffy looks at his shoes at April 20, 2019 03:59 PM (dCRRg)

79 We've all heard let sleeping dogs lie. I'm not sure about cats. Quite the cat. Ack. Ear worm.

Here's a whole 'nuther kitteh-related earworm:

Frank Mills' 'Kitty on the Keys":
https://tinyurl.com/y5sdgqpx

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 03:59 PM (pPNCa)

80 Sorry for the loss MH.
I look at my mutt and have noticed a lot of white in his whiskers. Yeah. His time is coming and I'm not ready.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 20, 2019 04:00 PM (3F0Ql)

81 Brody is ecstatic because this dog loves to run and play but I think the cats are going to kill me in my sleep. They are so pissed.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 03:57 PM (x29ff)

Hahaha!

Congrats!

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 04:03 PM (cF8AT)

82 And was suddenly more attentive and wanted some attention. Haha!

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:58 PM (OX9vb)

Of course! They're all like toddlers. MY MOMMY!

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 04:04 PM (cF8AT)

83 Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 03:57 PM (x29ff)

Just what the old home place needed -- an energetic pup!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 04:05 PM (f3oO4)

84 Nyah!!

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 20, 2019 04:07 PM (Ij2U7)

85 Last day to register for Colorado Morondevous, April 27th.

Contact info in left sidebar

Thanks MisHum for all your help!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 20, 2019 04:09 PM (Mb5QW)

86 I love these weekend things: the Pet thread, the Gardening, and the rest.

Just be aware that the media and Democrats are working full-time right now to assemble a New and Better Anti-Trump narrative from the few bricks they have left, and Volume II of the report. The AP figures prominently in this.

Be ready.

Posted by: MW at April 20, 2019 04:12 PM (hNTtn)

87 Hrothgar, He is exactly what I needed. Some one pulled in the driveway to turn around and he told them they didn't belong here.

I've been too long without an early warning system.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:12 PM (x29ff)

88 WestminsterDogShow is on her way to see me at my husband's band's 50th Anniversary concert!

Yay, MiniMorondezvous!

Posted by: Emmie at April 20, 2019 04:13 PM (j52xE)

89 Thanks very much for the pet thread I look forward to it all week. I've always wanted to submit photos maybe I will do that this week!

Posted by: isolden at April 20, 2019 04:13 PM (z0De4)

90 She is bringing Mr. WDS.

Posted by: Emmie at April 20, 2019 04:14 PM (j52xE)

91 Congrats on the new addition Ben!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 04:15 PM (dUJdY)

92 Ben Had - Booger is a great dog name!

Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 04:15 PM (MVjcR)

93 80 Sorry for the loss MH.
I look at my mutt and have noticed a lot of white in his whiskers. Yeah. His time is coming and I'm not ready.


Yeah, our graybeard eldest is approaching 10 now and seems he was a puppy just about yesterday. He's got three others to keep him busy.

Posted by: JEM at April 20, 2019 04:17 PM (8erNz)

94 Good Lord, what a love, April. Where is your pet store. God does work in mysterious ways!

Posted by: Infidel at April 20, 2019 04:19 PM (lwX7s)

95 The black lab in the sheep pic looks as crazed as Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein.

IT.COULD.WORK!!!

"It" in this instance being surrounded by sheep forever.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 04:20 PM (aBR7R)

96 I've been too long without an early warning system.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:12 PM (x29ff)


Now both you and he know the answer to the existential canine question:
"Who's a good boy!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 04:20 PM (f3oO4)

97 40 God: Hey, c'mere and look at these puppies.

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:32 PM (OX9vb)

heh

Posted by: m at April 20, 2019 04:21 PM (5AuVV)

98 Weasel, that is certainly better than the name he has. Jagar is his name-o. I guess it's that German thing.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:21 PM (x29ff)

99 One of WeaselWoman's co-workers is coming over in a minute. That's sure to make WeaselDog nutso.

Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 04:22 PM (MVjcR)

100 100

Posted by: m at April 20, 2019 04:23 PM (5AuVV)

101 ; )

Posted by: m at April 20, 2019 04:23 PM (5AuVV)

102 96 I've been too long without an early warning system.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:12 PM (x29ff)


Now both you and he know the answer to the existential canine question:
"Who's a good boy!"
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 20, 2019 04:20 PM (f3oO4)


Who's my big sweetie? You are, you are. Wanna SHNACK?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 04:23 PM (aA3+G)

103 99 One of WeaselWoman's co-workers is coming over in a minute. That's sure to make WeaselDog nutso.
Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 04:22 PM (MVjcR)

WeaselHump?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 04:23 PM (aA3+G)

104 Is WeaselDog still a stinky cheese?

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 04:24 PM (aBR7R)

105 We just recently discovered that there is such a thing as a mini bulldog. It's not miniature, will still get to be about 45-50 lbs, but it's not a giant dog, either. We had decided that would be the perfect combination of size and temperament to please both of us.

And there he was.

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 04:25 PM (OX9vb)

106 Mis Hum, I gave him a beef neck bone and he had no idea what to do with it. He kept throwing it the air and catching it.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:26 PM (x29ff)

107 Norwegian Wolf Girl is better than Yoko because she is a One.
I wonder if she does it wolfy-style.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at April 20, 2019 04:29 PM (ufFY8)

108 98 Weasel, that is certainly better than the name he has. Jagar is his name-o. I guess it's that German thing.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:21 PM (x29ff)
--------
Goddammit! Is a good dog name too.

Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 04:29 PM (MVjcR)

109 Goddammit! Is a good dog name too.
Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 04:29 PM (MVjcR)

Haha

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 04:30 PM (OX9vb)

110 103 99 One of WeaselWoman's co-workers is coming over in a minute. That's sure to make WeaselDog nutso.
Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 04:22 PM (MVjcR)

WeaselHump?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 04:23 PM (aA3+G)
------
No, mostly ferocious yipping.

Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 04:30 PM (MVjcR)

111 104 Is WeaselDog still a stinky cheese?
Posted by: JuJuBee at April 20, 2019 04:24 PM (aBR7R)
-----
Yep. She gets a bath in the sink about every six months and she's due now!

Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 04:32 PM (MVjcR)

112 I wish pets lived longer. So sorry for your double loss of Derry and Darbie, MisHum.

I LOVED the cat trying to sleep on the piano and getting jostled and maybe a little annoyed by the hammer action from the keyboard. I don't think it's a particularly good idea for cats to be inside the case lying on the fragile mechanism but it sure made a great video. I used to have a musical cat, MacArthur, who ran from wherever he was in the house when he heard me playing the piano. He'd jump up on the piano bench beside me and "sing" along.

Posted by: corn and beans at April 20, 2019 04:32 PM (tkNkP)

113 Sorry for your loss MisHum. I think I'm beginning to understand.
Paisley Lurker and I continue to adjust. Funny she's fine with going into her kennel for the night but she knows when I'm going away.
I'm taking her with me for Easter dinner with the family. Wondering how she'll respond to them and their two dogs.
On her last socializing attempt Paisley got a little barky.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:33 PM (JgA4k)

114 Goddammit! Is a good dog name too.

Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 04:29 PM (MVjcR)

My dad always wanted to name a dog, 'Aw shit'.

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 04:35 PM (cF8AT)

115 Ben, name him Scout.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 04:37 PM (dUJdY)

116 115 Ben, name him Scout.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 04:37 PM (dUJdY)

We have my daughter's cat...her name is Scout.

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 04:37 PM (cF8AT)

117 {{{{The MisHum Family}}}}

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 04:38 PM (XgxK4)

118 Right now I'm watching Paisley in the yard. Even if I fully trusted her alone in the yard she doesn't like it when there's a closed door between us.
And I benefit from being outside.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:38 PM (JgA4k)

119 Goddammit! Is a good dog name too.

Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 04:29 PM (MVjcR)

My dad always wanted to name a dog, 'Aw shit'.
Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 04:35 PM (cF8AT)

So far my dog probably thinks her name is Stop

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:40 PM (JgA4k)

120 Jewells, no hope of renaming him. This is his fourth home but he is very well mannered, doesn't bother the horses. Only downside so far is he wants to talk to you all the time.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:40 PM (x29ff)

121 I have a friend who has two dogs, I can't remember the breed but they are cute as heck. Named Atticus and Scout.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 04:40 PM (dUJdY)

122 Only downside so far is he wants to talk to you all the time.

He sounds like a lot of fun! We had a German Shephard, female. Best dog we ever owned.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 20, 2019 04:41 PM (dUJdY)

123 At the moment Paisley is rooting dead weeds out of the grass. Before I got on top of it she was rooting around the daffodils. In fact I think she ate a bulb which are apparently mildly toxic to dogs. She puked on the yard

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:44 PM (JgA4k)

124 I'm going to have to come up with some

An Ibzan and a German walk into a bar- jokes.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:45 PM (x29ff)

125 117 {{{{The MisHum Family}}}}
Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 04:38 PM (XgxK4)

I want to say "Thank You" to you and all of the other Morons. It means a lot to Mrs. Mis. Hum and I

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 04:45 PM (aA3+G)

126 Meet Sarge: https://tinyurl.com/yyyfuq7y




Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 03:32 PM (OX9vb)

Already running the place...

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 04:46 PM (XgxK4)

127 And that's my Paisley report for the week
Oh if I'm not careful she'll snatch a just used Kleenex out of my hand.
I don't get that

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:47 PM (JgA4k)

128 Ibizan fool

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:47 PM (x29ff)

129 Gooey butter cake is in the oven.

3 sides made for tomorrow and one dessert (someone else is bringing another dessert.) One more side and all the meats left to go.

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 04:47 PM (cF8AT)

130 That's it
It's nice to have people to talk to about m'doggie.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:48 PM (JgA4k)

131 In fact I think she ate a bulb which are apparently mildly toxic to dogs.

Reminder to all humans on the thread owned by kittehs: all plants belonging to the lily family (including Easter lilies and lilies of the valley) are poisonous to cats. It takes only two leaves from an Easter lily to lead to death from kidney failure in a cat:

https://tinyurl.com/y4r95qll

Enjoy the beauty of Easter lilies-- just keep them at a safe remove from kittehs.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 04:50 PM (pPNCa)

132 Our puppy was eating dandelions this morning. Apparently, those are fine, and possibly even beneficial.

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 04:51 PM (OX9vb)

133 Only downside so far is he wants to talk to you all the time.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:40 PM (x29ff)

You and Jagar....

https://tinyurl.com/yxgh7gj6

(yeah, it's an oldie but a goodie)

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 04:51 PM (cF8AT)

134 Hey MisHum--it was me!

Love the pet Morons!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 20, 2019 04:53 PM (AOQ4d)

135 I gather dogs don't realize when something is toxic.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:53 PM (JgA4k)

136 At the moment Paisley is rooting dead weeds out of
the grass. Before I got on top of it she was rooting around the
daffodils. In fact I think she ate a bulb which are apparently mildly
toxic to dogs. She puked on the yard




Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:44 PM (JgA4k)

Like voting for the NDP.

(Note for anyone who needs to know: This is an inside joke about Alberta politics.)

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 04:53 PM (XgxK4)

137 Our puppy was eating dandelions this morning

My grandmother used to cook dandelion greens in a hot mustard-flavored sauce with crumbled bacon added. She said dandelion is a spring tonic that we all need-- my dad loved it the way Nana cooked it.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 04:54 PM (pPNCa)

138 I gather dogs don't realize when something is toxic.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:53 PM (JgA4k)

Nope, they don't. Once knew of a dog who drank water out of the toilet, and the water it had antifreeze in it. Nearly killed her. These days there is animal-friendly antifreeze.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 04:55 PM (XgxK4)

139 Forgive me droning on about my new dog. I find her behavior fascinating

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:56 PM (JgA4k)

140 Tami, that was great!

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:56 PM (x29ff)

141 This is an inside joke about Alberta politics

* looks around for Alberta Oil Peon *

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 04:56 PM (pPNCa)

142 So sorry to hear about Darby, MisHum. You were blessed to have had each other. She was just beautiful.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 20, 2019 04:57 PM (AOQ4d)

143 Oh one more story. I was in a dog friendly taphouse we got booted because Paisley wouldn't be quiet. But there was an artist there who volunteered to paint a portrait of Paisley.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 05:00 PM (JgA4k)

144 135 I gather dogs don't realize when something is toxic.
Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:53 PM (JgA4k)

--I've related this before:

My dad and stepmom had a pretty Golden Retriever named Nellie. Pretty, but dumb as a post.

One Christmas she finished off my stepsister's box of cordial cherries. It made her . . . sick as a dog. It was a pukefest. Eventually my dad just put her in the bathtub until she dried out.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:00 PM (XAYDB)

145 Like voting for the NDP.

(Note for anyone who needs to know: This is an inside joke about Alberta politics.)
Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 04:53 PM (XgxK4)

--Pat Martin was my MP during my time in Winnipeg. He was NDP, but not a raging commie, and not anti-Israel either.

In MB, politics is mostly steady as she goes.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:03 PM (XAYDB)

146 NorthernLurker, what kind of dog is she?

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 05:03 PM (OX9vb)

147 139 Forgive me droning on about my new dog. I find her behavior fascinating

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:56 PM (JgA4k)

It's the PET thread! That's what you're suppose to do.

140 Tami, that was great!

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:56 PM (x29ff)

Right?!

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:03 PM (cF8AT)

148 * looks around for Alberta Oil Peon *



Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 04:56 PM (pPNCa)

In 2015, out of crankiness, the conservative-ish government was thrown out in exchange for the socialists, mostly due to vote-splitting with a more conservative party. On Tuesday, the socialists got puked out. They had 54 seats out of 87 going into the election. Now they have 24 seats and a conservative government, which is the result of the competing center and right-of-center parties uniting, has 63.

Posted by: Vendette at April 20, 2019 05:04 PM (XgxK4)

149 I have a question for The horde. We have a 10 year old cocker spaniel who just cannot play nice with other dogs. The only thing I can do is muzzle him but he still barks viciously. Any advice?

this afternoon I took him across the street to mix it up with a couple of very large dogs. I had a muzzle so he couldn't do any damage. And he got his ass handed to him. However it doesn't seem to have changed his attitude at all

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 20, 2019 05:04 PM (7ZQe3)

150 Northernlurker talk away

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2019 05:04 PM (aA3+G)

151 147 139 Forgive me droning on about my new dog. I find her behavior fascinating

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:56 PM (JgA4k)

It's the PET thread! That's what you're suppose to do.

140 Tami, that was great!

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 04:56 PM (x29ff)

Right?!
Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:03 PM (cF8AT)

--Yeah, you're not droning on about your doggeh. You're doting on her.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:05 PM (XAYDB)

152 Now they have 24 seats and a conservative government, which is the result of the competing center and right-of-center parties uniting, has 63.

Le petit Justin hardest hit, I bet.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 05:07 PM (pPNCa)

153 Sorry to hear about Darbie, MisHum.

Thanks for the Pet Thread.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 05:07 PM (ycWCI)

154 Tami, that was just a throw it up answer, with dial up I wouldn't be able to see that until sometime tomorrow but I didn't want to appear ungrateful.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 20, 2019 05:08 PM (x29ff)

155 Also, we should all be so lucky if we are ever as happy as the dog in the top pic.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 05:10 PM (ycWCI)

156 Ben, you're too cute! No problem.

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:11 PM (cF8AT)

157 April she's a yellow lab/husky cross. She looks pretty much like a yellow lab but her tail might be a little bigger than a lab's tail. She also has some brown spots on her which, apparently, are a husky trait.

The shelter where I got Paisley has a pit bull/ husky cross. It's a beautiful looking but the owner of the shelter says it's crazy.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 20, 2019 05:11 PM (JgA4k)

158 So sorry, MisHum.
It is never easy, they are part of the family.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 20, 2019 05:11 PM (sy5kK)

159 What kind of dog did you get NorthernLurker?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 05:12 PM (ycWCI)

160 Hmmm, yellow lab and husky. Smart, but probably stubborn and energetic as hell.

How old?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 05:12 PM (ycWCI)

161 this afternoon I took him across the street to mix it up with a couple of very large dogs. I had a muzzle so he couldn't do any damage. And he got his ass handed to him. However it doesn't seem to have changed his attitude at all

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 20, 2019 05:04 PM (7ZQe3)

Maybe start with one small dog and slowly work your way up to large?

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:13 PM (cF8AT)

162 Paisley's behavior is already getting better. When I first got her she liked to get my attention by jumping on my back with her paws hitting my neck. That hurt.
Now she comes and gently lays a paw on my arm and looks at me.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 20, 2019 05:14 PM (JgA4k)

163 157 the owner of the shelter says it's crazy.

I'll bet!

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 05:15 PM (OX9vb)

164 Apparently just about two.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 20, 2019 05:15 PM (JgA4k)

165 That was in answer to a question about how old Paisley is.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at April 20, 2019 05:16 PM (JgA4k)

166 this afternoon I took him across the street to mix it up with a couple of very large dogs. I had a muzzle so he couldn't do any damage. And he got his ass handed to him. However it doesn't seem to have changed his attitude at all
Posted by: Pete Seria at April 20, 2019 05:04 PM (7ZQe3)

******
I'm guessing if we could speak spaniel he was barking:
"WTF dude!! A muzzle??? Seriously??? Did you not see the size of those bastards!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 20, 2019 05:17 PM (0tfLf)

167 Man recovering from operation wakes up to random cat snuggling with him:

https://tinyurl.com/y3jogtxm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 05:17 PM (FSPNP)

168
Maybe start with one small dog and slowly work your way up to large?

That might be worth a try. He has no fear of larger dogs and they seem to fear him, so the reverse may be true. If If I can find a smaller dog with a bad temper that might just do the trick.

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 20, 2019 05:18 PM (7ZQe3)

169 OK - WeaselWoman's friend left and WD only nipped at her twice. No major damage.

Posted by: Weasel at April 20, 2019 05:19 PM (MVjcR)

170 Sorry about Darbie, MisHum, She is beautiful and an additionally sad death after the recent death of her sibling.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 20, 2019 05:20 PM (FSPNP)

171 155 Also, we should all be so lucky if we are ever as happy as the dog in the top pic.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 20, 2019 05:10 PM (ycWCI)

--Anyone can tell that dog is smiling like a pig in slop.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:21 PM (XAYDB)

172 --Anyone can tell that dog is smiling like a pig in slop.

He likes adding to the flock's diversity.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 20, 2019 05:23 PM (pPNCa)

173 Mis Hum - hugs to you and the Mrs....

Posted by: IC at April 20, 2019 05:25 PM (LJUs+)

174 Beautiful moron pets today! I am still thinking of getting another one...maybe.
Also love the picture of the sheep herding dog. His report card that day said "A for enthusiasm, but technique needs work."

Posted by: pj at April 20, 2019 05:26 PM (qlTN9)

175 That might be worth a try. He has no fear of larger dogs and they seem to fear him, so the reverse may be true. If If I can find a smaller dog with a bad temper that might just do the trick.

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 20, 2019 05:18 PM (7ZQe3)

These site have some tips. First one is about agressive dogs:

https://tinyurl.com/y8fagdfm

https://tinyurl.com/yynslbtx

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:26 PM (cF8AT)

176 == If I can find a smaller dog with a bad temper that might just do the trick.==

Are you equating your own dog's barking with having a bad temper? Maybe it's just loud and excited exuberance. Not all barking is angry barking.

Posted by: corn and beans at April 20, 2019 05:26 PM (tkNkP)

177 Sorry for your loss, MisHum.

Posted by: ALH at April 20, 2019 05:27 PM (PN4U+)

178 Not all barking is angry barking.

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I'm pretty sure his is angry barking. If he wasn't muzzled he'd be biting. I'm sure he's just being protective

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 20, 2019 05:29 PM (7ZQe3)

179 Nood.

Posted by: HH at April 20, 2019 05:29 PM (mIJBI)

180 Are you equating your own dog's barking with having a bad temper? Maybe it's just loud and excited exuberance. Not all barking is angry barking.

Posted by: corn and beans at April 20, 2019 05:26 PM (tkNkP)

Yeah, he could be barking because he's afraid or he thinks he's protecting you.

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:29 PM (cF8AT)

181 Coral as pets. Who knew! Just kidding. Quite fascinating and very beautiful.
MisHum - Truly sorry about the loss of your dog. It is a terrible thing.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 20, 2019 05:32 PM (aWjrD)

182 So mishum "forgot" to keep track of who sent something in to the pet thread. No shit. What a fucking dumbass. Can ace pls set another COB to handle this? As if mishum's idiotic comments to submissions wasnt b as d enough.

Posted by: Slick at April 20, 2019 05:36 PM (WYhTe)

183 Eff off Slick. We're all perfectly happy with Mis Hum.

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2019 05:38 PM (cF8AT)

184 Geez, Slick. Why so angry? You applying for that unpaid position?

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 05:40 PM (OX9vb)

185 Killer! Sic 'em!!

Posted by: mindful webworker releases leash at April 20, 2019 05:41 PM (NLny5)

186 Good work, killer.

Posted by: mindful webworker with treats and pats at April 20, 2019 05:42 PM (NLny5)

187
Well, hell, is the slick the one that TiL calls out on the ONT?

Posted by: Spun & Murky at April 20, 2019 05:44 PM (4DCSq)

188 slick, you are loathsome, find another place in the endless world wide web to seek attention. Some of us lurkers prefer Mis Hum and this thread just the way it is.

Condolences Mis Hum, may Derry and Darbie be happy forever more now that they are together again.

Posted by: slowdown at April 20, 2019 05:44 PM (NAbCm)

189
Sorry, meant TiI...

Posted by: Spun & Murky at April 20, 2019 05:46 PM (4DCSq)

190 STFU Slick Dick.

Posted by: logprof at April 20, 2019 05:49 PM (XAYDB)

191 OT, but since I can rarely manage to stay up for the ONT:

My middle sister makes custom rosaries and other prayer chaplets. Is there anywhere she can advertise? As far as I know, etsy (sp?) and E-bay are for standard items, at least mostly if not exclusively.

Posted by: empire1 at April 20, 2019 06:04 PM (xwekm)

192 Seems like she could sell that kind of thing on Etsy, too, empire1.

Posted by: April at April 20, 2019 06:06 PM (OX9vb)

193 So sorry for your loss, MisHum Family. She looked like a lovely gal. None of them stay long enough.

Posted by: FloridaBill at April 20, 2019 06:31 PM (+v8Df)

194 Northernlurker at April 20, 2019 04:44 PM
Actually, daffodils are quite toxic. Puking was a good reaction.

Posted by: KT at April 20, 2019 07:28 PM (BVQ+1)

195 Lighten up, Francis.

Sheesh.

--

And so sorry for your doggie's departure, MisHum.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 20, 2019 07:30 PM (PXJBj)

196 So sorry to hear about Darble, MisHum. What a beautiful dog.

Posted by: Gem at April 21, 2019 05:19 AM (XoAz8)

Saturday Gardening Thread [KT]

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Hello, gardeners and garden admirers! Today we try to say goodbye to winter and welcome spring. Lots of bright colors today. A few veggies and such, and some gardening tips.

I really like the photo above. It reminds me that the bees of Notre Dame Cathedral survived the blaze. Our photo is from crisis du jour. He calls it "Touchdown":

I'm a longtime lurker at Ace. I post rarely (once per year, +/-) but read daily, including your gardening thread when I have opportunity ... which is infrequently because I work most Saturdays. Even so, thanks for your efforts in making the Gardening posts! They're a good break from the weekday focus on politics and culture.

I didn't realize until today that you publish reader-submitted photos. I don't have a garden - and my thumb is not green at all - but I do have a camera and a Flickr page. Over the years I've posted more than 100 flower photos at Flickr, mostly closeup shots using my 'macro' lens. I often have no idea what it is I'm shooting; I just point the camera at something that looks pretty and press the button.


This is an example of what a macro lens can do. "Spring Smile":

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There are some other great photographers in The Horde, too. Don in Kansas has some new photos up. And some other interesting posts.

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Welcoming Azaleas

ALH sent in a photo of some welcoming plants. White is a good choice against that dark brick:

Hi, this is the front flower bed at my house. We planted these azaleas about 4 years ago. They are finally big enough to put on quite a show!

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I think Jane D'oh's azaleas have been delighting visitors for more than four years. We are glad that the deer haven't eaten them.

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A closer view of one of them.

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Overwintering Tips

From S. Lynn, in one of the less-frigid parts of Idaho:

Planted carrots and garlic last fall. They are growing like gang-busters with the warmer weather. The lettuce was reseeded from last year. Ducks and chicks love it.

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About those carrots:

I planted then in the fall. Were about an inch high at the first snow. Covered them with hay. I love to experiment.

There's more:

My herb garden survived the winter. I covered it with plastic sheeting to help guard against snow, wind and freezing temps..

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I guess you could say her daffodils, tulips and hyaciths (which "smell heavenly") overwintered, too.

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From my cousin in Utah who keeps the geraniums in her basement over winter:

The geraniums are almost ready to go back out as soon as the weather gets a little warmer. They have had a wonderful winter some of them are ready to bloom and their leaves are huge! They loved the cold winter downstairs.

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A friend who had tried to keep geraniums over the winter and had given up asked how she did it.

I trim them when I bring them in because the summer leaves die quite quickly. Some of the growth just needs to be taken off. I do Miracle Grow a few times over the winter and water them ever 3 weeks. Right now before going out, they need more water.

You probably give up when they look quite ugly, but they seem to recover. I think trimming them down might be the key. Some of mine only looked like stalks after their fall trimming.

When you take them back out, they go through a bit of a shock and might look a bit sad for a couple of weeks, but they get better. They are by a west window in my unfinished basement, not heated.

Little trip to Switzerland and Italy

Since we last visited our Swiss doggie friend, Rocky, he has played in the snow some.

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He has visited mountain communities.

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His human parents went to Rome.

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And took a photo of this old olive tree. Fitting for Easter Week, I think.

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Now, back home in Rocky's garden, it is spring. I guess they call Bleeding Hearts (Dicentras) "Tears of the Heart". Might be more fitting. What do you think?

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Also note that they seem to have garden cow statuettes in place of garden gnomes in Switzerland. In honor of the Swiss love of cows, Here is a bovine playing fetch.

Have a great Easter weekend. Try to spend a little time outdoors if you can.

We have some great photos that we didn't get to today. But we will take more. 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.

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1 Good afternoon Greenthumbs

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 01:05 PM (BbGew)

2 Howdy

Posted by: blaster at April 20, 2019 01:10 PM (r6yYr)

3 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. -- Genesis 3:17-19

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 01:10 PM (NWiLs)

4 Corgis dutifully called.

Planted lots of seeds in containers, moving them in and out as weather requires. Have all but a little of garden overturned ready for plants. Chives and basil are only things growing there now, no sign of life from oregano. It was getting bigger and bigger and should have took a cutting to start another as I think it was killing itself with old dead growth.

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2019 01:10 PM (BbGew)

5 Some day I might get around to sending pictures of how I set up my tree-rat baffles in the back yard. Haven't seen the little creeps defeat them yet.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 20, 2019 01:15 PM (2jo2J)

6 Nice pictures of horde gardens. I didn't realize Savannah was warm enough to support palm tree cultivation.

Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 01:16 PM (DJFLF)

7 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat
food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and
thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat
of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will
return. -- Genesis 3:17-19



grammie's modern translatian (GMT) - "Just look at what you did. Now you're stuck cleaning up this mess for the rest of your life."

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 01:17 PM (lwiT4)

8 omg, now I've seen everything...a cow that plays fetch!

Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 01:18 PM (DJFLF)

9 I've been outside a lot this week.
Grass is starting to grow along with the usual weeds.
After 4 years of dandelions I've gone full genocide on the beasts. Rooting them out as I see them and then, if the root breaks off, pouring salt in the hole.
Why yes, I am annoyed with them.
Crocus are up and out, no daffodils yet but soon, I think.
Already pulled a couple of Salsify out. It's like a dandelion on steroids and is a noxious, invasive weed here. I want to see what else is going to come up. The weed wacker works fine but the mower refuses to start.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 01:19 PM (5U303)

10 grammie's modern translatian (GMT) - "Just look at what you did. Now you're stuck cleaning up this mess for the rest of your life."
Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 01:17 PM (lwiT4)

Heh. Watch out, Zondervan!

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 01:20 PM (NWiLs)

11 We had 7.5 inches of snow this past Sunday. Rev bought me tulips in a pot. That's about the extent of my gardening.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2019 01:21 PM (lwiT4)

12 Hey Insomniac
Always good to see you. Any chance you can make it out to Yakima?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 01:21 PM (5U303)

13 Helena Handbasket at April 20, 2019 01:15 PM

That would be great.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at April 20, 2019 01:22 PM (BVQ+1)

14 12 Hey Insomniac
Always good to see you. Any chance you can make it out to Yakima?
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 01:21 PM (5U303)

Hi Winston! Unfortunately that chance is slim to none and Slim left town.

Posted by: Insomniac - Founder, Farmer Liberation Front at April 20, 2019 01:23 PM (NWiLs)

15 Sorry to hear that Insom. It'd be great to meet you in meatspace. Nurse thinks highly of you which is good enough for me.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 01:24 PM (5U303)

16 It is wet. Wet. I can't till and plant yet, and the lawn is getting long enough to tickle my calves.
I also still have piles of trimmings in the yard because I have not hauled them away to a friend's burn pile.

Spring arrived like a freight train this year.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 20, 2019 01:25 PM (TN7xY)

17 From my cousin in Utah who keeps the geraniums in her basement over winter:

It looks like they're multiplying. Is she taking cuttings?

Posted by: kallisto at April 20, 2019 01:25 PM (DJFLF)

18 Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 01:19 PM

Some people eat certain types of salsify.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at April 20, 2019 01:26 PM (BVQ+1)

19 Not strictly gardening but for the out of doors folks who enjoy really good music check out, Musical Mountaineers on you tube.
Two young women who play small concerts in the Cascade Mountains here in WA state. Violin and keyboard. They're cute also.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 01:26 PM (5U303)

20 kallisto at April 20, 2019 01:25 PM

I don't think she takes cuttings. Some are more than 10 years old, and if she buys and plants a new one in the yard, she digs it up in the fall and brings it in.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at April 20, 2019 01:29 PM (BVQ+1)

21 KT. I didn't know that about Salsify. It makes sense though. I'm not going to try it though. This is a farm and ranch area so the county is very protective of fields.
I have harvested chicory, also listed as a noxious invasive here. Clean the roots, roast them and add to coffee.
Not bad and easy to do.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 20, 2019 01:29 PM (5U303)

22 Beautiful photos. Talented photographers. All of our herbs survived. Apparently last year's dill self-seeded which was a nice surprise.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at April 20, 2019 01:30 PM (bmdz3)

23 Winston a dreg of society at Apri