Saturday Overnight Open Thread (4/4/20)

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The Saturday Night Joke

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Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one. I would have never thought let alone say that Corona beer was essential.

The brewer of Corona beer has suspended production because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The brand of lager - whose unfortunate name has made it a punchline during the health crisis - will not be produced after Mexico deemed it non-essential.

Fears of a shortage have prompted panic-buying, with pictures from Mexican shops showing trolleys piled up with beer.

The brewery Grupo Modelo said it was scaling down its operations to a 'bare minimum' in line with the Mexican government's orders.

Just my opinion. If you enjoy Corona good on you.


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When it comes to protein, I'll take mine in the form of meat. The EU has different ideas.

If this ruling does go through as anticipated, it would allow for mass-produced insect-based foods to be available throughout the EU. Beyond the ways in which some insects have an appealing taste, there’s also an environmentally-friendly reason to eat more insects, as Carl Swanson explained at Grub Street in 2016. “Bugs, being coldblooded and short-lived, with a preference for cramped spaces, turn what they eat into protein for us much more efficiently than a cow does,” Swanson wrote.


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How does a cheerleader disappear?

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Funny - NSFW H/T ibguy

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Gender inequality? Hey babes don't be nags.

Malaysia has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with more than 2,900 and counting. This week, Malaysia's government also had a serious public relations issue after an ill-conceived plan went online.

Malaysia's Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development issued a series of online posters on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19. It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.

The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores. And it urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.


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Math sucks. And sometimes it really sucks.

Northampton police are reminding drivers again to be mindful of traffic signs.

Police were called to Bridge Street railroad overpass in downtown Northampton shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday after a tractor-trailer truck from out of state struck the bridge.

“Unfortunately, people put too much faith in their GPS sometimes,” Northampton police said in a post shared on social media. “The driver was cited accordingly.”


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We are all in this together. Except for Erika.

During the coronavirus outbreak, healthcare workers are being hailed as heroes.

But one Arlington doctor had the police called to her office this week by a resident who was outraged that she was conducting in-car COVID-19 tests in the building’s parking lot.

Dr. Lillian Hunt owns a ground-floor office condo at The Chatham condominium building, located a mile south of Ballston at 4501 Arlington Blvd. She says she started testing her patients last Monday “as soon as my commercial labs could give me the test kits.”

“I started testing because patients and colleagues with exposures and/or viral symptoms could not get tested by the overwhelmed public sector,” Dr. Hunt told ARLnow. “When Arlington announced public testing the prior week, I sent an order to a patient who returned from Europe just before the international flights were restricted. The patient had a fever of 102.5, dry cough, sore throat, and severe malaise. She drove to the site across from W-L high school but was unable to get the test done due to excess demand.”


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The ONT Musical Interlude

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Whatever happened to a pleasant surprise? Not for these Genius Award Winners.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —
Even with a burn ban in place, fire officials in Florida have already seen an increase in fires, including a Saturday blaze that was reportedly sparked by a gender reveal celebration.

"We were informed that it was caused by a gender reveal using Tannerite and a weapon," said Brevard County Fire Rescue Chief Mark Schollmeyer. “Something as seemingly innocent as a gender reveal, can turn into a large-scale disaster where homes are threatened.


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1 coulda been a contender

Posted by: boomers remember stuff at April 04, 2020 09:56 PM (+U5Yr)

2 Same as me...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 04, 2020 09:56 PM (HuH1F)

3 Zappa Lives!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:57 PM (BiNEL)

4 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 09:58 PM (Y4EXg)

5 Hello Dear, how was your day?

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 09:58 PM (Lhcx9)

6 Top ten?

Well la-de-da-da

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....the boomer whats forgets at April 04, 2020 09:59 PM (ZCiJZ)

7 So that is a DIY bidet?

Posted by: Iris at April 04, 2020 09:59 PM (6lKe4)

8 No restaurants. No bars. No music venues. No movies.

Screw this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 09:59 PM (XVuno)

9 Thanks for the ONT, Mis Hum!

Cute joke...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:00 PM (WFcrO)

10 China is asshoe!

Posted by: Blutarski at April 04, 2020 10:00 PM (VNfwt)

11 Zappa Lives!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


Watch out for where Misanthropic Human goes

And don't you eat that yellow snow!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....the boomer whats forgets at April 04, 2020 10:00 PM (ZCiJZ)

12 7 So that is a DIY bidet?
Posted by: Iris at April 04, 2020 09:59 PM (6lKe4)

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Or as my young nephew referred to them, butt washers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:00 PM (XVuno)

13 Zappa, Zappa, Zappa!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 04, 2020 10:00 PM (I2/tG)

14 No restaurants. No bars. No music venues. No movies.

Screw this.
Posted by: Cicero


This ain't no party
This ain't no disco
This ain't no foolin' around

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....the boomer whats forgets at April 04, 2020 10:01 PM (ZCiJZ)

15 Ahoy, ſodomites & ſodomettes!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 10:01 PM (QHxmP)

16 I'm ready for this quarantine stuff to be over. I need a pedicure, dammit.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:01 PM (Lhcx9)

17 A good day.
A good night.
Zappa has returned!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:01 PM (aA3+G)

18 Good Evening y'all

Posted by: wing at April 04, 2020 10:02 PM (JFzNN)

19 14 No restaurants. No bars. No music venues. No movies.

Screw this.
Posted by: Cicero


This ain't no party
This ain't no disco
This ain't no foolin' around
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....the boomer whats forgets at April 04, 2020 10:01 PM (ZCiJZ)




Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock
We blended in with the crowd
We got computers, we're tapping phone lines
I know that that ain't allowed
We dress like students, we dress like housewives
Or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle so many times now
I don't know what I look like
You make me shiver and I feel so tender
We make a pretty good team

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:02 PM (aA3+G)

20 Zappa has been berry berry good to me.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:03 PM (Lhcx9)

21 {{{{{Horde}}}}}}

Gonna go watch OUTIH.......BBL

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 04, 2020 10:03 PM (/UQ/R)

22 So how was your day?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:03 PM (aA3+G)

23 osted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 10:01 PM (QHxmP)


I am consumed by envy when you do that!
And yes I know it is a personal failing on my part!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:04 PM (BiNEL)

24 This ain't no party
This ain't no disco
This ain't no foolin' around
Posted by: Bozo Conservative.

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Tina Weymouth - oh my.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 10:04 PM (Y4EXg)

25 Willowed:

My cue includes To Catch a Thief with Grace Kelly, who was really beautiful and a terrible driver. (See also High Society for confirmation)

I've got The Taking of Pelham 123 (the original) and 1984 in my queue, but I don't feel like watching them just yet.

Erich von Stroheim couldn't drive either. For the scene in Sunset Boulevard where he drives through the Paramount gate, the car was towed in, but Stroheim still managed to run into the gate itself.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:04 PM (2JVJo)

26 I read the Saturday Night Joke in the voice of The Critical Drinker. It was a way improvement, y'all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:04 PM (l9m7l)

27 All hail Emperor Zappa!

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at April 04, 2020 10:04 PM (sM+h7)

28 I need a pedicure, dammit.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:01 PM (Lhcx9)


Belt sanders should be used with care!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:05 PM (BiNEL)

29 You know, Malaysia might just be on to something.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

30 How many navy blue suits does Trump own? He changes his ties, but I don't think I've ever seen him in any other color suit.
He wears khakis when he plays golf, but khakis don't count.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:05 PM (Lhcx9)

31 One heckuva bidet blast

Posted by: Bookdoc at April 04, 2020 10:05 PM (PzBTm)

32 20 Zappa has been berry berry good to me.
Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:03 PM (Lhcx9)

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He's the ONT's Rorschach test.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:05 PM (XVuno)

33 what is a gender reveal

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 10:06 PM (iTXRQ)

34 Billy was a mountain.

Ethel was a tree growing out of his shoulder.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 04, 2020 10:06 PM (I2/tG)

35 Erich von Stroheim couldn't drive either.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

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Where any of the characters in Looney Tunes (directors) based on von Stroheim?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 10:06 PM (Y4EXg)

36 Snowpiercer featured food bars made outta bugs.

Dystopian novels and movies shouldn't be how-to manuals.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (+oVP5)

37 34 Billy was a mountain.

Ethel was a tree growing out of his shoulder.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 04, 2020 10:06 PM (I2/tG)

Studebaker Hawk was really out of sight.




Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

38 33 what is a gender reveal
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 10:06 PM (iTXRQ)

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In Thailand it's when the pants come off your "date."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (XVuno)

39 33 what is a gender reveal
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 10:06 PM (iTXRQ)

*zzzzziiiiip*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (NWiLs)

40 So how was your day?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:03 PM (aA3+G)


Conor and I spent some "essential" time with DaughterH, screw that tyrant Governor Coonman!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (BiNEL)

41 Corona beer is not worth consuming, so no great loss if they cut production.

Malaysia has some very whacky ideas with respect to the wimmins.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (WFcrO)

42 Yay! I escaped the movie thread barrel! Probably just as well; I was on the verge of admitting the shameful fact that I liked the second Matrix movie.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (dOV9E)

43 31 One heckuva bidet blast
Posted by: Bookdoc at April 04, 2020 10:05 PM (PzBTm)

That nozzle looks like one of those that concentrates the stream and would blow your hemorrhoids clean off.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (Lhcx9)

44 Oh ALH I feel your pain. I need one so bad. I asked my husband if he would at least take off my old polish. The look on his face!! LMAO!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

45 I watched "Attack the Block" which was pretty enjoyable and well made. Odd that it included two franchise killers in John Boyega and Jodie Whittaker, both of whom were excellent by the way. You never can tell whose finger is on the trigger.

PS I'm way drunk.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (l9m7l)

46 Lol. That YouTube SARS Wars video won't last long with the censors.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (JFe9H)

47 In Thailand it's when the pants come off your "date."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (XVuno)


And "xer" says "Surprise!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (BiNEL)

48 41 Corona beer is not worth consuming, so no great loss if they cut production.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (WFcrO)


Sure, and you probably think horses aren't even entitled to piss at all.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (dOV9E)

49 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (BiNEL)


The lovely and talented Mrs. MH, the pups and I got a 3 mile walk in. The joys of living in rural America.

Unless the NASA satellites caught us.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

50 I find this all incredibly ridiculous, China manufactures just about everything the world consumes.


They also have tens of millions of it's citizens spread out around the globe, at universities, in labs, in manufacturing and distribution hubs, theses citizens travel back and forth to China, which is how this thing spread in the first place.


When and if this madness is allowed to subside, what's to prevent this from becoming an annual occurrence?


Oh and according to WorldMeter, the US is now the main vector of the virus and China hasn't recorded a single new case in weeks and the deaths listed are a fraction of the US.


Comical.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (U8WBs)

51 I am consumed by envy when you do that!
And yes I know it is a personal failing on my part!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:04 PM



What browser are you using, Hroth?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (QHxmP)

52 Great to see you tonight MisHum!

Posted by: tbodie at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (jhgxs)

53 Mis Hum, glad you didn't ditch. Reading this thread is like coming home, Zappa and all.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (dOV9E)

54 Greetings, ONT Horde!


*pours bourbon*


Cheers!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (QzJWU)

55 So, how is everyone tonight?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (l9m7l)

56 what is a gender reveal
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest

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A currently popular "look at me" event when soon to be parents have a big party to tell their peeps the sex of the baby.

I understand they are currently limited to two: boy and girl.

It takes a few more years to screw up the kid completely with the other 52 flavors.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (Y4EXg)

57 So how was your day?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:03 PM (aA3+G)


It's pollening, but other than that the weather was perfect. We spent the day at home.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:10 PM (Lhcx9)

58 Where any of the characters in Looney Tunes (directors) based on von Stroheim?
Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 10:06 PM (Y4EXg)


Not that I'm aware of, but I haven't seen any Looney Tunes in years. But the cartoon and TV stereotype of a German-accented director with a monocle and riding boots is based on Von.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:10 PM (2JVJo)

59 Oh and according to WorldMeter, the US is now the main vector of the virus and China hasn't recorded a single new case in weeks and the deaths listed are a fraction of the US.

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There are no American tanks in Baghdad.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:10 PM (XVuno)

60 Shower hose nozzles accomplish the same thing as a bidet if you can time your BM to right before your shower. It generally works for me unless I have diarrhea or ate mexican food.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at April 04, 2020 10:10 PM (0V/8D)

61 Studebaker Hawk was really out of sight.

I saw the Great Man twice in concert.

I would have seen him a third time, but I had to pick my father up at the airport, flying back from Europe.

So, I missed my great chance to see "Billy The Mountain" performed live.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (I2/tG)

62 Toilet paper shortage plus money equals Japanese toilet seat. Winning!

Still working on that second part, though.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (dOV9E)

63 >A currently popular "look at me" event when soon to be parents have a big party to tell their peeps the sex of the baby.


yeah not everything is an earth-shattering event
FFS

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (iTXRQ)

64 Unless the NASA satellites caught us.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (aA3+G)


I'll send you the link to your walk videos, you need to rein in those pups and not carry a phone!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (BiNEL)

65 Look at what you have wrought, complainers!

Behold, the Year of Zappa!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

66 60 Shower hose nozzles accomplish the same thing as a bidet if you can time your BM to right before your shower. It generally works for me unless I have diarrhea or ate mexican food.
Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at April 04, 2020 10:10 PM (0V/8D)


Dude.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (dOV9E)

67 52 Great to see you tonight MisHum!
Posted by: tbodie at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (jhgxs)

53 Mis Hum, glad you didn't ditch. Reading this thread is like coming home, Zappa and all.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (dOV9E)


Thank you.

Good to be back in the groove again.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (aA3+G)

68 OMG. That SARS Wars video...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)

69 I always heard Corona was never actually meant to have lime in it but the lime was meant to keep flies off the bottle.


Either way, it's a skunk beer.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (JFe9H)

70 Went on a little road trip today to check ice on local lakes for the resident fisherman. Checked out two grocery stores and neither one had flour on the shelves. Sugar was in plentiful supply as were most other items. What's the deal with no flour?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (WFcrO)

71 I got so caught up talking about movies I forgot to update you all on the hubs.

So, after a visit to the ER, we were told that yes he has indeed torn his Achilles tendon. Ugh. We are hoping to schedule surgery next week. Crazy 45-year-old husbands who think they're still 20!

Posted by: jmel at April 04, 2020 10:12 PM (OeWgo)

72 what is a gender reveal
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest


Show us your niblets, Green Giant!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....the boomer whats forgets at April 04, 2020 10:12 PM (ZCiJZ)

73 Unless the NASA satellites caught us.

Wait until the cops start using drones to catch you, like in England.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 04, 2020 10:12 PM (I2/tG)

74 So, how is everyone tonight?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (l9m7l)


Seriously? Lonely and depressed, for no reason I can really fathom. I took a 6 mile walk today (3 out, 3 back), thinking time in the sun would be a good thing, but I came back home feeling lousy.

But I have enough familiarity with these moods to know it will probably be gone by tomorrow. Or at least not as bleak as it is right now.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:12 PM (2JVJo)

75 That does not look like a gentle cleansing. At least it isn't a pressure washer.

Posted by: no good deed at April 04, 2020 10:12 PM (MmFTx)

76 wow this went off the rails real fast

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 10:12 PM (iTXRQ)

77 64 Unless the NASA satellites caught us.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

I'll send you the link to your walk videos, you need to rein in those pups and not carry a phone!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (BiNEL)


No phones out on the walk
But i did carry my .357 magnum.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:12 PM (aA3+G)

78 Malaysia Gets It.
#repealthenineteenth

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 10:12 PM (Ckg4U)

79 50 I find this all incredibly ridiculous, China manufactures just about everything the world consumes.
Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (U8WBs)


Even weirder: how much of it is manufactured anywhere but Shenzhen?

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:13 PM (dOV9E)

80 60 Shower hose nozzles accomplish the same thing as a bidet if you can time your BM to right before your shower. It generally works for me unless I have diarrhea or ate mexican food.
Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at April 04, 2020 10:10 PM (0V/8D)

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See? This is the kind of practical News You Can Use that has allowed me to cancel my subscription to Popular Mechanics.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:13 PM (XVuno)

81 Jewells, when this is over I am going to be the first one in line at the Diva Nail Salon.
As soon as I get done there, I'm walking down to the hair salon for a trim.
I'm going to tip generously, too. Those ladies will really need it.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:13 PM (Lhcx9)

82 Oh and according to WorldMeter, the US is now the main vector of the virus and China hasn't recorded a single new case in weeks and the deaths listed are a fraction of the US.

Comical.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson


That WorldMeter site looks like it's made in China also.

Posted by: Daisy Cutter at April 04, 2020 10:13 PM (sM+h7)

83 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 10:13 PM (Zz0t1)

84 Saturday night reminder:

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 10:13 PM (Zz0t1)

85 I don't often drink corona but when I do it's usually to chase copious amounts of Tequila.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 04, 2020 10:13 PM (U8WBs)

86 78 Malaysia Gets It.
#repealthenineteenth
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 10:12 PM (Ckg4U)

My bruthah!

*fistbump*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

87 70 Went on a little road trip today to check ice on local lakes for the resident fisherman. Checked out two grocery stores and neither one had flour on the shelves. Sugar was in plentiful supply as were most other items. What's the deal with no flour?
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (WFcrO)

Who knows?
Maybe import some of that meal worm flour?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (aA3+G)

88 So, after a visit to the ER, we were told that yes he has indeed torn his Achilles tendon.


Ugh, my friend's husband is recovering from the same thing. He tore his playing basketball.

Posted by: no good deed at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (MmFTx)

89 Ace loved to call that 3rd party candidate McMuffin, but MacGuffin works too as nobody cares what he was.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (LxTcq)

90 What browser are you using, Hroth?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (QHxmP)


Z: For here, usually Pale Moon, and I read you 5x5, but it is a real pain for me to do something like that. You make it look easy!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (BiNEL)

91 No phones out on the walk
But i did carry my .357 magnum.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Send lawyers, guns and money
The shit has hit the fan!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....the boomer whats forgets at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (ZCiJZ)

92 I worked all day. Glad I'm home. I'm considered 'essential' by the Feds so I have to go into work. Thankfully, the building I work in is pretty empty right now. Just tired right now. I'll be off to bed soon. The Masters would have started this upcoming week. Thanks China,,,,,aaholes. My co-workers are ok but have TDS that is off the charts. It's an odd thing to watch them go from normal to raging lunatic in a few seconds.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (z0bxT)

93 Pandemic and Zappatastic greetings to one and all.

Posted by: RoaringChicken at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (p5zwj)

94 FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe!


Everyone has a dream...

And this is yours.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....the boomer whats forgets at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (ZCiJZ)

95
Send lawyers, guns and money
The shit has hit the fan!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....the boomer whats forgets at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (ZCiJZ)

2 out of 3 aint bad

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

96 It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores. And it urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.

Hey--it's Science!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 04, 2020 10:15 PM (Ndje9)

97 Made reservations at the Yuuge and Luxurious Trump Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the wife's birthday today.

Yeah, not much of a gambler, wife likes to play slot machines, but, I needed an FU to the #nevetrump brigade.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 04, 2020 10:15 PM (WEBkv)

98 Show us your niblets, Green Giant!

You've heard about the Jolly Green Giant. . .

https://tinyurl.com/zfpxhlj

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:15 PM (2JVJo)

99 Heh.

Gotta love the homemade Biden.

Er... Bidet.

(I've heard it both ways)

Posted by: ibguy at April 04, 2020 10:15 PM (EHVbt)

100 Posted by: Bozo Conservative....the boomer whats forgets at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (ZCiJZ)


How is your lovely spousal unit this evening?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

101 70 Went on a little road trip today to check ice on local lakes for the resident fisherman. Checked out two grocery stores and neither one had flour on the shelves. Sugar was in plentiful supply as were most other items. What's the deal with no flour?
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (WFcrO)


People who have rarely cooked before, and who have never read a single CBD food thread, are baking. Few would want to eat the results.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:15 PM (dOV9E)

102 Rogue Wuhan looks Awesome!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2020 10:15 PM (axyOa)

103 To further prove the corruption at the UN. China is now on the Human Rights Commission.
I think Iran and Libya are still on as well but am too lazy to look it up.
Time to condemn the UN building in NYC. Let DiBolshevik turn it into a Flu Manchu hospital.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at April 04, 2020 10:15 PM (TYQsd)

104 I thought about watching that Chinese space flick at one point (it looks like "SARS Wars" used it) but now I'm fully locked into Fuck You Asshoe China mode.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 10:16 PM (Dc2NZ)

105 ALH, same here. There's tons of them in my burg.. wonder how many will survive. I go to a small place, they are never overly busy and they do a great job. I hope they make it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 10:16 PM (dUJdY)

106 I always heard Corona was never actually meant to have lime in it but the lime was meant to keep flies off the bottle.

Either way, it's a skunk beer.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (JFe9H)
* * * *

The only "beer" I've had that was worse than Corona was Panama beer. It may be in a glass bottle, with an appropriate pale yellow color, and an ability to get a person drunk, but any other resemblance to beer is nonexistent.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:16 PM (WFcrO)

107 ...But i did carry my .357 magnum.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:12 PM



A revolver! You do have some redeeming qualities, MisHum, sir...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 10:17 PM (QHxmP)

108 It's sad when "don't be a raging bitch toward your husband" is considered too horrible be allowed.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

109 @71: "What's the deal with no flour?"

My theory is grandparents are telling their middle aged kids and college grad grandkids that you've gotta have flour and yeast for bread making in any well stocked pantry, so suddenly, there are millions of people who've never baked a loaf of bread hoarding ingredients they'll never get around to using anytime soon.

The world might have gone crazy, but anyone can still buy fresh bread from the grocery store once a week.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 04, 2020 10:17 PM (+oVP5)

110 That last picture is mighty disturbing.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:17 PM (u82oZ)

111 The joke was funny

The last pic made me laugh out loud really and truly

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 10:17 PM (G546f)

112 Everyone has a dream...

And this is yours.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....the boomer whats forgets at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (ZCiJZ)


Every day. All day long.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 10:17 PM (Zz0t1)

113 Unless the NASA satellites caught us.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

Ya know, if it takes NSA Bob to catch you, you are probably good.

Posted by: tbodie at April 04, 2020 10:18 PM (jhgxs)

114
If I saw Lillian giving COVID tests in the parking lot I'd think "Man, if I thought this whole thing couldn't get any dumber, I was wrong. But, this is as dumb as it gets, right?"

If I saw Erika complain about it to the authorities, I'd then think "No, YD... you were wrong yet again."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 10:18 PM (II2Y0)

115 To further prove the corruption at the UN. China is now on the Human Rights Commission.
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I hear they're "employing" Uighurs to work in COVID-drenched factories back east.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 10:18 PM (Dc2NZ)

116 Anybody concerned that Birx' husband is a huge and longtime Clinton operative? Seems we should have heard this before

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:18 PM (ONvIw)

117
A revolver! You do have some redeeming qualities, MisHum, sir...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 10:17 PM (QHxmP)

Not many.

the older dog was sporting his S&W Body Guard .380

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

118 My college age son goes thru 2 loaves a week

Loves PB sammiches

Posted by: Mccool at April 04, 2020 10:18 PM (9X4u5)

119 That WorldMeter site looks like it's made in China also.
Posted by: Daisy Cutter at April 04, 2020 10:13 PM (sM+h7

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

I would substitute "owned" for "made" myself.

YMMV

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 04, 2020 10:19 PM (WEBkv)

120 Different countries have different policies during lockdown. I admit I did not expect "quit on your nagging, bitch" to be one of them, but maybe the Govt of Malaysia watches lots of rap videos.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:19 PM (dOV9E)

121 Governor Kemp opened the beaches today.
The lady mayor of Tybee has closed the parking lots and access to the beach.
They're playing Chicken.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:19 PM (Lhcx9)

122 111 The joke was funny

The last pic made me laugh out loud really and truly
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 10:17 PM (G546f)

An 'ette with wonderful tastes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

123 Corona is the top selling import beer in the United States. That article is done by the Brits so they are talking about the Modelo sold Corona. Corona has a weird set up as an American company called Constellation Brands (STZ) has the rights to produce it and sell it in the USA.

I believe Constellation has a brewery on the border just to make the beer for the USA and still say it is made in Mexico. I don't know if that brewery is closing down too but it is likely.
Constellation was a kick ass stock for years up until about three or four years ago. They made a few missteps and spend a lot of money on adventures/ventures such as pot companies. The Millennials and their White Claws haven't helped much either.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 10:19 PM (hHxp2)

124 @116: "Anybody concerned that Birx' husband is a huge and longtime Clinton operative?"

Her husband was basically a glorified event planner though.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (+oVP5)

125 One would imagine squirting a garden hose at your off ramp would make a bigger mess than what you've already got.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (JFe9H)

126 Maybe import some of that meal worm flour?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (aA3+G)
* * * *

Gag! Nasty!

If I wanted to use meal worms for anything, I can have the resident entomologist grow his own. But I don't, so I won't.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (WFcrO)

127 Either way, it's a skunk beer.



Yeah, I can't drink beer from green or clear bottles. They always taste skunky to me.

Posted by: no good deed at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (MmFTx)

128 The whole CDC is just another Swamp creature, nothing surprisingly there.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (ZCEU2)

129 Is there a great Mexican beer? Other than Negra Modelo, I mean.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (dOV9E)

130 126 Maybe import some of that meal worm flour?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:14 PM (aA3+G)
* * * *

Gag! Nasty!

If I wanted to use meal worms for anything, I can have the resident entomologist grow his own. But I don't, so I won't.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (WFcrO)


I heard you can't afford him.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (aA3+G)

131 So, I was playing around with the CCP virus numbers today, and figured out why the media is furiously insisting that the CCP virus will soon be devastating the red areas, and killing tens of thousands of deplorables.

All of the top ten states with the highest per-capita infection rates have Democratic governors.

In order, NY, NJ, LA, MA, CT, MI, WA, IL, PA, RI. If DC were a state, it would be #7.

They really, really don't want you to notice that.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (I2/tG)

132 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (TdMsT)

133 check that, it was a winner until two years ago.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 10:21 PM (hHxp2)

134 Time to condemn the UN building in NYC. Let DiBolshevik turn it into a Flu Manchu hospital.

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Nope, raze it and turn the site into a sewage treatment facility.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 04, 2020 10:21 PM (d6mdH)

135 If the Eurofags want to eat bugs, let 'em. I'll keep my flesh, fish and fowl, thank you very much.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:21 PM (NWiLs)

136 My college age son goes thru 2 loaves a week

Loves PB sammiches
Posted by: Mccool

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When my kids were teenagers we went through 2 gallons of milk a day and about 6 loaves of bread a week. I baked every Saturday. I bought yeast in one pound blocks.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 10:21 PM (Y4EXg)

137 I liked that joke. It was almost clean. And it would be clean if I was 4.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:21 PM (u82oZ)

138 129 Is there a great Mexican beer? Other than Negra Modelo, I mean.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (dOV9E

Yeah. Tequila

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:21 PM (JFe9H)

139 @74 - sorry to hear that, seriously. I am, as they say, an old hand at social distancing, so the recent events don't affect me a lot.

Still, I drove to an obscure location so I could film video backgrounds, so I could make a video where an observer dies unpleasantly.

I might not be the best example of anything, really.

To all who are despairing, I love you all.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (l9m7l)

140 Anybody concerned that Birx' husband is a huge and longtime Clinton operative? Seems we should have heard this before
Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:18 PM (ONvIw)


Her, too? No, I didn't know that. I'm pissed off enough with Fauci being a Skankles fanboi, now with this - Trump better kick their asses to the curb post-haste.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (2JVJo)

141 (A) I guess the trucker didn't look at the height sign on the bridge.

(B) Now that is your first bum-wash and enema conducer. "You betcha! I am clean as whistle!"

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (eg2vB)

142 The whole CDC is just another Swamp creature, nothing surprisingly there.

Just another part of the Permanent Political Class.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (I2/tG)

143 Evening Ladyl

Posted by: wing at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (JFzNN)

144 How does a cheerleader disappear?
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I think she's riding the mascot dude's back, given the shape of the costume

Posted by: Methos at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (kOpft)

145 137 I liked that joke. It was almost clean. And it would be clean if I was 4.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:21 PM (u82oZ)

Being 29 kind of spoiled it Salty?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (aA3+G)

146 Good evening, Wing!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (TdMsT)

147 50 I find this all incredibly ridiculous, China manufactures just about everything the world consumes.
Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 04, 2020 10:08 PM (U8WBs)


Just lay back and think of the money we have saved over the years by outsourcing everything we really need to the Most Favored Nation ChiCom manufacturing complex with the added side benefit of creating our very own King Croesus/Bezos.

And our standup TOP.MEN in the COC/FDA/CDC/NIH just took their cut and let it happen, after all, a smidgen of melamine in your heart prescription is probably good for you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (BiNEL)

148 I saw a fair number of people at the grocery wearing masks. I saw three people using their coats or whatever to cover their mouth ... yeah no.

If I had a red scarf, I could dress like the Shadow ... but the manic evil laugh and pair of 1911s would be off-putting.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 04, 2020 10:23 PM (LxTcq)

149 {{{Ladyl}}} did your day work out well?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:23 PM (BiNEL)

150 I think she's riding the mascot dude's back, given the shape of the costume
Posted by: Methos at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (kOpft)


There's a sixty-nine joke in there somewhere.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:23 PM (JFe9H)

151 **kisses LadyL's hand**

Hello, dear lady. How are you tonight?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (2JVJo)

152
There's a sixty-nine joke in there somewhere.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:23 PM (JFe9H)

Or a month of Yoko.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (aA3+G)

153 What's the deal with no flour?
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (WFcrO)


Same thing as with yeast being non existent in stores...people are going to try their hand at baking bread at home. Our local grocery has a "one package of flour and corn meal" daily limit per family.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (R5lpX)

154 138 129 Is there a great Mexican beer? Other than Negra Modelo, I mean.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (dOV9E

Yeah. Tequila
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:21 PM (JFe9H)


Tequila's very good, once you spend enough to get out of the "needs lime and salt" level. For "great," though, I have to go to Mezcal. If you're making liquor, and part of your process involves one rabbit per vat, I think you deserve some respect.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (dOV9E)

155 Great ONT, Mis Hum. Happy you could stick S Frankapalooza has been very educational, even for a Frankophile like me

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (7ZQe3)

156 Is there a great Mexican beer? Other than Negra Modelo, I mean.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (dOV9E)

For me, they have their time and place. It can't always be the latest gose or tripple bock. With Mexican food or on a hot day they can be good. Corona in a can is way better than the version in the clear bottle.

Some Mexican beers I like other than Negra Modelo are Pacifio, Victoria, and Bohemia. Bohemia also makes a Christmas beer called Noche Buena that many like, but I haven't had it.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (hHxp2)

157 If I had a red scarf, I could dress like the Shadow ... but the manic evil laugh and pair of 1911s would be off-putting.

For true elegance, wear a plague doctor bird mask.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

158 I ordered some masks on eBay, and they are supposed to be here by Tuesday.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (Lhcx9)

159 LadyL! The guy i worked with for thirty years last his battle with the chinese flu lat night. may he rest in peace.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 10:25 PM (KP5rU)

160 Misanthropic Humanitarian

Who knew I would grow up to be ... worldly.

I must say your April 1 sign-off was very well timed. I had to calm some people going through Misanthropic Humanitarian withdrawal symptoms on Friday.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:25 PM (u82oZ)

161 not last, lost.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 10:25 PM (KP5rU)

162 Singer in that first Zappa cut sounds like David Clayton-Thomas. Some nice hard-driving blues rock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 10:25 PM (miJU3)

163 Great to see you tonight MisHum!

Posted by: tbodie at April 04, 2020 10:09 PM (jhgxs)


+1

Posted by: Methos at April 04, 2020 10:25 PM (kOpft)

164 Great ONT, MisHum. I love the Malaysian Women's Ministry's advice to women.

And the Horde bidet.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:25 PM (TdMsT)

165 may he rest in peace.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

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Ugh chavez. Prayers for all around.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 10:26 PM (Y4EXg)

166

Okay, I'll load the cutesy gif one more time just to say...

Paying someone to cut your toenails??? and...

You all have fun. and...

Love each other fellow babies

Posted by: teej at April 04, 2020 10:26 PM (0eoyn)

167 Her, too? No, I didn't know that. I'm pissed off enough with Fauci being a Skankles fanboi, now with this - Trump better kick their asses to the curb post-haste.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:22 PM (2JVJo)

Yep her husband is Paige Reffe, long time Clinton aid who actually accompanied him to China.

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:26 PM (ONvIw)

168 I hate autocorrect. What a mess

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 04, 2020 10:26 PM (7ZQe3)

169 I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this, but I'll repeat myself.

I don't hate Zappa. I think he's a brilliant arranger and producer.

I just don't like his writing (music or lyrics). OK, I thought "We're Only In It For The Money" was great on all levels, but--

--

MisHum has his cross-hairs on me, doesn't he?

Ha ha, fooled you, I am not important enough to figure in any of the coblogs' periphery.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:26 PM (l9m7l)

170 159 LadyL! The guy i worked with for thirty years last his battle with the chinese flu lat night. may he rest in peace.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 10:25 PM (KP5rU)


Oh {{{Chavez}}}. That is simply terrible. My condolences to his family and to you.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:27 PM (TdMsT)

171 Chavez!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:27 PM (NWiLs)

172 Different countries have different policies during lockdown. I admit I did not expect "quit on your nagging, bitch" to be one of them, but maybe the Govt of Malaysia watches lots of rap videos.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:19

I dont know what the official US lockdown policy is, but anecdotally, I would say its bake bread and drink lots of alcohol.

Posted by: LASue at April 04, 2020 10:28 PM (Ed8Zd)

173 Huzzahs! It appears the rumours of Mr. Humanitarian's abrupt retirement circulating on some of the Daywalker threads we're incorrect.

* plays the Mudshark arpeggio *

Posted by: Duncanthrax The formerly Austere at April 04, 2020 10:28 PM (DMUuz)

174
Her Majesty and I went shopping today. About a third of the people (including us) were wearing masks. Found most everything we were looking for except, unsurprisingly, cleaning products, paper products and hand wipes. That and rice and most soup and canned veggies were the only things not available. There was actually a good supply of bottled water on hand.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 10:28 PM (7rVsF)

175 Insomniac!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 10:28 PM (KP5rU)

176 Beckoning Chasm--you are important to everyone here.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

177 chavez the hugo

My deepest condolences to you, yours,and his family.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:28 PM (u82oZ)

178 Cabin fever is a pain in the ash when your walking partner would rather sleep. On the other hand, said partner now has Flonase and it is working very well as he sleeps. I didn't hear any snoring last night, which is a first in over a year!

Posted by: pookysgirl, startled by boyerinas at April 04, 2020 10:28 PM (XKZwp)

179 Insom!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

180 I dont know what the official US lockdown policy is, but anecdotally, I would say its bake bread and drink lots of alcohol.
Posted by: LASue at April 04, 2020 10:28 PM (Ed8Zd)


So you're saying there will be a lot of fat alcoholics after this is over?

Check.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:29 PM (JFe9H)

181 Damn, just saw the post. My condolences chavez.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:29 PM (NWiLs)

182 Ladyl!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:29 PM (NWiLs)

183 @176 - thank you

I grow more despondent [snipped}

I appreciate everyone here

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:29 PM (l9m7l)

184 172 I dont know what the official US lockdown policy is, but anecdotally, I would say its bake bread and drink lots of alcohol.
Posted by: LASue at April 04, 2020 10:28 PM (Ed8Zd)


Oh. I effed it up, then. I've been doing "cook so many meat dishes that you have to put some of the results in the freezer." Damn.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:30 PM (dOV9E)

185 I hear they're "employing" Uighurs to work in COVID-drenched factories back east.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 10:18 PM (Dc2NZ)


Two for one Uighur lung transplants, on ChiComBodyParts.com

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:30 PM (BiNEL)

186 CHAVEZ!!!!

Sorry for your loss, man. Damn China lung aids.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 10:30 PM (Zz0t1)

187 All of the top ten states with the highest per-capita infection rates have Democratic governors.



In order, NY, NJ, LA, MA, CT, MI, WA, IL, PA, RI. If DC were a state, it would be #7.



They really, really don't want you to notice that.
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Look at the parts of those states that are affected, too.

They don't even want to think about that.

Posted by: Methos at April 04, 2020 10:31 PM (kOpft)

188 Chavez, that sucks

Prayers. I hope his family, and you and yours, are healthy

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 10:31 PM (G546f)

189 I think I'm going to go to bed and try to sleep off this depression.

Here are some girls showing off their curves in their bathing suits:

https://tinyurl.com/we8gese

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:31 PM (2JVJo)

190 SPONGE!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)

191
The King of Thailand gets it too. Holed up in an Alpine resort with 20 concubines and a bunch more maidservants. He has four wives, but he left them back home.

Leave the wives, take the concubines. It's good to be the king.

That's what I call self-isolation.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:31 PM (f1Vqw)

192 "Erika" is a typical Karen

I think it's time to revive the Jimmy Conway creed

"You learned the two most important things in life. Keep your mouth shut and never rat on your friends"

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 10:32 PM (qAR6u)

193 @147

Just contemplate the three areas in which they completely dominate in manufacturing...


Electronics.
Batteries.
Pharmaceuticals.


It's literally the whole enchilada, we are in a seriously bad spot that is pretty much unsolvable in the short or near term.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 04, 2020 10:32 PM (U8WBs)

194 Salty Dog!!!

How are you and your wife doing?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:32 PM (TdMsT)

195 189 I think I'm going to go to bed and try to sleep off this depression.

Here are some girls showing off their curves in their bathing suits:

https://tinyurl.com/we8gese
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:31 PM (2JVJo)


What tarts!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:32 PM (JFe9H)

196 thanks all. his family lived a nightmare. they have no idea where he picked it up. a terrible way to leave this world. it sucks. be careful out there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 10:32 PM (KP5rU)

197 183 @176 - thank you

I grow more despondent [snipped}

I appreciate everyone here
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:29 PM (l9m7l)


Despondency is just parts of your brain messing with you. Pay them no mind. You are a highly valued commenter here. Focus on that, if there is nothing else, though I suspect there would be something, if you took a look around.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:32 PM (dOV9E)

198 Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (hHxp2)

Tecate is not bad.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:33 PM (BiNEL)

199 Karens like Erika tell everyone they're trying to save lives, but they're just doing it to give themselves a little feeling of power over others.

They're snitches and rats

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 10:33 PM (qAR6u)

200 Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Thank you. You are a giver. And the second lass in line looks like she is a goer.

Have a restorative sleep.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:33 PM (u82oZ)

201 That nozzle looks like one of those that concentrates the stream and would blow your hemorrhoids clean off.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:07 PM (Lhcx9)


That's not a verbatim line from one of the Dirty Harry flicks, butt close.

"In all this excitement and confusion, I kinda lost track of whether I set the nozzle to Gentle Mist or Laser Beam. So, do ya feel lucky, punk? Well do ya?"

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 10:33 PM (Z4rgH)

202 INSOM!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 10:33 PM (Zz0t1)

203 Forgot to mention on the movie thread- HBO has some shows and movies free for a month

Silicon Valley is pretty funny

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 10:33 PM (G546f)

204 Sponge!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 10:33 PM (KP5rU)

205 It's literally the whole enchilada, we are in a seriously bad spot that is pretty much unsolvable in the short or near term.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 04, 2020 10:32 PM (U8WBs)


No penicillin for YOU!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:34 PM (BiNEL)

206 199 Karens like Erika tell everyone they're trying to save lives, but they're just doing it to give themselves a little feeling of power over others.

They're snitches and rats
Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 10:33 PM (qAR6u)

These are the people who would be falling all over themselves to be Stasi informants.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:34 PM (NWiLs)

207 OMG. That SARS Wars video...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)

That's a hoot, isn't it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 10:34 PM (miJU3)

208 The King of Thailand gets it too. Holed up in an Alpine resort with 20 concubines and a bunch more maidservants. He has four wives, but he left them back home.


--------

Sounds like the setup for a The King And I reboot.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:34 PM (XVuno)

209 Penicillin for penis illin

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:34 PM (NWiLs)

210 Tina Weymouth - oh my.

---

I just found out she is now 69 years old. My goodness, how can this be?

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 04, 2020 10:35 PM (7ZQe3)

211 151 **kisses LadyL's hand**

Hello, dear lady. How are you tonight?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (2JVJo)

M4--

Smooch!

I'm doing great! How are you?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

212 So sorry Chavez.

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:35 PM (ONvIw)

213 210 Tina Weymouth - oh my.

---

I just found out she is now 69 years old. My goodness, how can this be?
Posted by: Pete Seria



Time marches on...

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 04, 2020 10:35 PM (z0bxT)

214 Karens like Erika tell everyone they're trying to save lives, but they're just doing it to give themselves a little feeling of power over others.

They're snitches and rats

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 10:33 PM (qAR6u)


After all, what makes a life worth living, if it doesn't involve the absolute control of others and bending them to your will?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:35 PM (BiNEL)

215 Tequila's very good, once you spend enough to get
out of the "needs lime and salt" level. For "great," though, I have to
go to Mezcal. If you're making liquor, and part of your process involves
one rabbit per vat, I think you deserve some respect.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (dOV9E)

The bottom shelf Mezcal we used to get like Monte Alban and Dos Gusanos was god awful. The high end stuff is good for sure.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 10:35 PM (hHxp2)

216
My father is back in the hospital. A persistent UTI flared up again. He's had this thing for over a year, and beginning back in January, it got worse. He's been in the hospital twice before in the past 6-7 weeks, with the infection going "mildly" septic.

One of the docs said these things can take 6 weeks of antibiotics to eradicate, but they all just prescribe a week or two. 5 days or so after he goes off of them, it flares up again.

And they tested him for WuFlu. Negative. And because of that crap, no visitors are allowed in the hospital. So there he is, alone, no one can see him.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:36 PM (f1Vqw)

217 I ate bad food aka baked goods today
My gut is mad at me
Ugh
Not worth it

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 10:36 PM (G546f)

218 Thank you, everyone. I really do appreciate the Horde in all it's manifest magnificence. You're all wonderful people. NEVER lose sight of that.

I am going off myself (toward bed, perhaps sleep).

I want cats.

(As mentioned, drinking a LOT)

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:36 PM (l9m7l)

219 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/v38t63e

https://tinyurl.com/t538f6s

https://tinyurl.com/qlyk26z

https://tinyurl.com/tubg7wy

https://tinyurl.com/r7q8cht

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 10:36 PM (qAR6u)

220 The guy i worked with for thirty years last his battle with the chinese flu lat night. may he rest in peace.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 10:25 PM (KP5rU)
* * * *

Sorry to hear that, chavez. Prayers up.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:36 PM (WFcrO)

221 After all, what makes a life worth living, if it doesn't involve the absolute control of others and bending them to your will?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:35 PM (BiNEL)

---------

Aka, the HOA Creed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:37 PM (XVuno)

222 Chavez.. damn I'm so sorry. May he rest in peace. Prayers for his family.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 10:37 PM (dUJdY)

223 217 I ate bad food aka baked goods today
My gut is mad at me
Ugh
Not worth it
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 10:36 PM (G546f)

Tsk tsk.

*makes "shame on you" gesture*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:37 PM (NWiLs)

224 >> Sounds like the setup for a The King And I reboot.

A porn reboot.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:37 PM (f1Vqw)

225 So who else wants a foursome with the fox foxes on gutfeld?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 10:37 PM (vuujo)

226 https://tinyurl.com/r7q8cht

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 10:36 PM (qAR6u)


Bless you.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (JFe9H)

227
And they tested him for WuFlu. Negative. And because of that crap, no visitors are allowed in the hospital. So there he is, alone, no one can see him.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:36 PM (f1Vqw)


Publius--I'm so sorry to read this. Prayers for your dad, and your mom, too.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

228 Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 10:24 PM (hHxp2)



Tecate is not bad.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:33 PM (BiNEL)

I used to love that stuff. I served it at my 21st birthday party among other beers. I miss the old cans though.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (hHxp2)

229 I took a trailer load of garbage to the dump from the river place. I didn't notice the total but well over a ton. I just drove the truck and there are no confirmed cases of Wuflu in that zip code.

And I got to try my new air fryer. I actually like it! I need to play around with it a bit more to see what I can do.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (Lqy/e)

230 Just got here.

Woodpeckers!

BAM BAM BLAM BLAM
POW POW POW

BOOM!

DIEMOTHERFUCKERDIE!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (+NyMv)

231
Siam's gonna be the witness to the ultimate test of testicular fitness.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (f1Vqw)

232 MisHum mentioned Studebaker Hawk. Well, here is Studebaker John and the Hawks. Some hard-driving boogie blues. Met him in Calgary; he said he came by the name because he owned and drove a Studebaker Hawk:


https://hooktube.com/watch?v=rAYTviY0qrA

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (miJU3)

233 225 So who else wants a foursome with the fox foxes on gutfeld?
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 10:37 PM (vuujo)


You packing enough to get across the 6 foot divide?

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (dOV9E)

234 Ladyl

Thank you for asking. I shocked her by running the vacuum. She had no idea I knew how. Busted.

I bought $230 dollars worth of fire extinguishers today. I am writing up the story of why? I'll send you a copy.

In good news, my newspaper article was published in the local small town paper. It highlights one of the county residents that helps my political entity. He does good things for the North County residents.

I texted him to save 5 copies for his mother.

I hope you, your friend Jean, and that dashing high school tennis coach/pro are all doing well.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (u82oZ)

235 That was a great movie discussion below. So many smart people here

Posted by: LASue at April 04, 2020 10:39 PM (Ed8Zd)

236 {{{Jewells}}}

How are you holding up?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

237 (As mentioned, drinking a LOT)
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:36 PM (l9m7l


Remember that alcohol is a depressant and screws with your brain chemistry. The day after drinking a lot can leave you feeling depressed for no reason.

Hang in there man.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:39 PM (JFe9H)

238 >> So who else wants a foursome with the fox foxes on gutfeld?

Dagen McDowell strikes me as ... well, I'll bet she's a she-Klingon in bed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:40 PM (f1Vqw)

239 You packing enough to get across the 6 foot divide?

No, but ballz enough to not care.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 10:40 PM (vuujo)

240 chavez the hugo

Prayers up for you and his family,

The ChiComs unleashed something that will be all too real to far too many civilized people before this "incident" is over!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:41 PM (BiNEL)

241 MP4, great to see you!

Posted by: tbodie at April 04, 2020 10:41 PM (jhgxs)

242 I went to the grocery store and on the way back stopped at the Panda Express drive-through. No bat items on the menu sadly enough. Did take awhile though because I think they normally have a few gallons of any entree ready and now I think they're whipping up a few things fresh.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (l6b3d)

243 Ladyl.. I fought with my husband this morning. ugh.. we are getting on each others nerves. We made up though

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (dUJdY)

244 That was a great movie discussion below. So many smart people here
Posted by: LASue at April 04, 2020 10:39 PM (Ed8Zd)


And us dumb ones too.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (Zz0t1)

245
230 Just got here.

Woodpeckers!

BAM BAM BLAM BLAM
POW POW POW

BOOM!

DIEMOTHERFUCKERDIE!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (+NyMv



This war rages on?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (JFe9H)

246 The ChiComs unleashed something that will be all too real to far too many civilized people before this "incident" is over!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:41 PM (BiNEL)

Asshoes! And they've been hoarding supplies with no pushback.

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (ONvIw)

247 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:26 PM (l9m7l)

Don't sell yourself short

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (aA3+G)

248 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (u82oZ)

I will not embarrass you by asking how much stuff you damaged with the vacuum!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (BiNEL)

249
Emily Campagno is a motor mouth though. Ball gag would be required.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (f1Vqw)

250 Sounds like the setup for a The King And I reboot.

A porn reboot.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:37 PM (f1Vqw)

--------

We may be entering the Golden Age of Pr0n.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (XVuno)

251 Woodpeckers!

BAM BAM BLAM BLAM
POW POW POW

BOOM!

DIEMOTHERFUCKERDIE!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (+NyMv)

LOL

Posted by: tbodie at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (jhgxs)

252 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/v38t63e

https://tinyurl.com/t538f6s

https://tinyurl.com/qlyk26z

https://tinyurl.com/tubg7wy

https://tinyurl.com/r7q8cht
Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020




meh, she is ok but not stunning.




she did get more meh after the pics of her with a back covered in her hubby's izz made the rounds

Posted by: not so at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (HALdu)

253
I hope you, your friend Jean, and that dashing high school tennis coach/pro are all doing well.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (u82oZ)


Salty Dog--you've been more productive than I've been! I'm looking forward to reading your article.

Jean is doing incredibly well. All her numbers are good right now, and she feels great. Praise the Lord.

I played in a round robin this morning.

My partner and I beat the HS coach and his partner 6-1 in the last set. I was ecstatic.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (TdMsT)

254 246 The ChiComs unleashed something that will be all too real to far too many civilized people before this "incident" is over!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:41 PM (BiNEL)

Asshoes! And they've been hoarding supplies with no pushback.
Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (ONvIw)


Yeah, but you make the stuff, you can dictate terms. We need to make the stuff.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (dOV9E)

255 As Zod might say, I will allow Dagen 3 hours of Reebok Earrings.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (vuujo)

256 Corona is boring, but I think that's a point in its favor. Probably not a lot of people's favorite, but not polarizing either.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 04, 2020 10:44 PM (H5knJ)

257 BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:26 PM (l9m7l)

Don't sell yourself short


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020



yeah if you do that the sec is going to be up in your bidness

Posted by: not so at April 04, 2020 10:44 PM (HALdu)

258 Jewells45

A friend of mine tells this story:

The first child is conceived in love. The other four are conceived after fights.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:44 PM (u82oZ)

259 DIEMOTHERFUCKERDIE!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (+NyMv)

Since you blasted the woodpeckers, can you have a go at my deer problem?

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:44 PM (ONvIw)

260 DIEMOTHERFUCKERDIE!
Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (+NyMv)

Great, now I'm going to have the song from the fax-smashing scene in Office Space stuck in my head.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 04, 2020 10:44 PM (T6x74)

261 And it's sad and pathetic I can't even get motivated to make any jewelry. I'm just in a slump. Got all my stuff out this morning and sat there for 30 minutes staring at everything. Nothing was coming to mind. And I can't take pictures anyway so yeah... this all blows chunks right now.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 10:44 PM (dUJdY)

262 Piano and Boobs

Lola Astanova - Take Five by Dave Brubeck

https://tinyurl.com/smw9d3j

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 10:44 PM (qAR6u)

263 Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 10:38 PM (+NyMv)

***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

264 And they've been hoarding supplies with no pushback.

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (ONvIw)


Melamine contaminated ChiCom medical supplies, just what Doctor Flu Manchu ordered.

I'll take my chances...
Send that crap to the EU.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:45 PM (BiNEL)

265 *makes "shame on you" gesture*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:37 PM (NWiLs)

*hangs head in shame*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 10:45 PM (G546f)

266 Well thank GOD I can't have anymore kids NaCly!! Jesus.. I would slit my throat.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 10:45 PM (dUJdY)

267 Yeah, but you make the stuff, you can dictate terms. We need to make the stuff.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (dOV9E)

Well we make some, but we're so damn citizen of the world about it.

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:45 PM (ONvIw)

268 Ah, finally. Howdy alla y'all. I woulda been here sooner, but I was trying to close some tabs and instead got sidetracked into a new webwork (lik nink).

MisHum is back on the ONT! Hahaha. I knew it. I enjoyed playing the Ewok killed him/MisHum flounced joke, but WeirdDave dropped spoilers Thursday night that you had posts in the works.

Meanwhile...
♪ She's got legs arms
and she knows how to u-use them
(I presume)
http://bit.ly/gungirl40010

Posted by: mindful webworker
print is back!
at April 04, 2020 10:45 PM (AoLFQ)

269
266 Well thank GOD I can't have anymore kids NaCly!! Jesus.. I would slit my throat.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 10:45 PM (dUJdY)

--------

Wait. Why can't a healthy 29 year-old have kids?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:46 PM (XVuno)

270 I'll take my chances...
Send that crap to the EU.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:45 PM (BiNEL)

So you think the 3M China masks are full of asbestos or something?

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:47 PM (ONvIw)

271 The European Food Safety Authority doesn't seem to realize that insects carry some of the more wickedly hostile microorganisms. More so than bats.

Big government excels at creating tomorrow's disasters today.

Posted by: 10x25mm at April 04, 2020 10:47 PM (ICGKu)

272 >>255 As Zod might say, I will allow Dagen 3 hours of Reebok Earrings.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (vuujo)

(Squats, spits)

Reebock, by Ralph Lauren.

Posted by: Zod at April 04, 2020 10:47 PM (XzT/D)

273 Ladyl

Nothing like motivation.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:47 PM (u82oZ)

274
246 The ChiComs unleashed something that will be all too real to far too many civilized people before this "incident" is over!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:41 PM (BiNEL)



Asshoes! And they've been hoarding supplies with no pushback.

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:42 PM (ONvIw)



Yeah, but you make the stuff, you can dictate terms. We need to make the stuff.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (dOV9E)


Make the stuff, then make sure those motherfuckers go back to beating the dirt with sticks.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 04, 2020 10:48 PM (9Om/r)

275 OMG. That SARS Wars video...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)

That's a hoot, isn't it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 10:34 PM (miJU3)
* * * *

Indeed it is a hoot!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:48 PM (WFcrO)

276 *blink* publius, why is "motor mouth" a bad thing?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 10:48 PM (vuujo)

277 Grrrrr.

The peckerheads haven't found my new lair. If they fly down the hill and start banging their heads here, there will be hell to pay

Things will get sporty here on the beach

And the fuckers will die in a burst of feathers.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 10:49 PM (+NyMv)

278 255 As Zod might say, I will allow Dagen 3 hours of Reebok Earrings. Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (vuujo)

(squats, spits)

Reebock. By Ralph Lauren.

Posted by: Zod at April 04, 2020 10:50 PM (XzT/D)

279 My partner and I beat the HS coach and his partner 6-1 in the last set. I was ecstatic.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (TdMsT)


Now that sounds like a good day!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:51 PM (BiNEL)

280 So sorry Chavez.
Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:35 PM (ONvIw)

Condolences from me, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 10:51 PM (miJU3)

281 Each and every one of you reading this comment--you are awesome in every respect. You've done so much--admit it to yourselves--you've made the world better for your being here.

You didn't accept the Robot's Response. You sought outwards, and learned the truth, and you pressed the Truth everywhere, in every space.

Horde, you are the best of humanity, you are the ones to press the core outward.

OK I've been drinking too much (esp in that last paragraph) but I think you get my meaning.

Sorry

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 10:52 PM (l9m7l)

282 275 OMG. That SARS Wars video...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)

That's a hoot, isn't it?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 10:34 PM (miJU3)
* * * *

Indeed it is a hoot!
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 04, 2020 10:48 PM (WFcrO)



ONT commenters are the best

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:52 PM (aA3+G)

283 Whoa! Someone standing on the extension cord?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 10:52 PM (Y4EXg)

284 Time to conscript a few more hamsters.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 04, 2020 10:52 PM (+oVP5)

285 A Brussels hospital will start using snorkelling mask prototypes to treat Covid-19 patients in need of moderate breathing assistance in order to make up for a shortage of medical supplies.

Drawing on an initiative developed in Italy, the Erasmus Hospital in Brussels used scuba masks from sports retailer Decathlon to develop 3-D-printed masks into artificial respirators for patients in sub-intensive therapy.

(neat, huh?)

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 10:52 PM (G546f)

286 More piano and boobs

https://tinyurl.com/rbqft6c

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 10:52 PM (qAR6u)

287 The European Food Safety Authority doesn't seem to realize that insects carry some of the most wickedly hostile microorganisms. More so than bats.

Big government excels at creating tomorrow's disasters today.

Posted by: 10x25mm at April 04, 2020 10:52 PM (ICGKu)

288 Anybody else experience a few minutes of service unavailable there? Are we overstressing the hamsters?

I mean, hampsters?

Posted by: mindful webworker
print is back!
at April 04, 2020 10:53 PM (AoLFQ)

289 255 As Zod might say, I will allow Dagen 3 hours of Reebok Earrings.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 10:43 PM (vuujo)

Reebock, by Ralph Lauren.

Posted by: Zod at April 04, 2020 10:53 PM (XzT/D)

290
*zzzzziiiiip*
Posted by: Insomniac
---------
Going downtown, gonna see my gal
Gonna sing her a song
I'm gonna show her my ding dong

Posted by: Blind Mellon Chitlin' at April 04, 2020 10:53 PM (LxqES)

291
Now that sounds like a good day!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:51 PM (BiNEL)


{{{Hrothgar}}}

It was so fun!

I'm glad you got to spend time with your daughter.

I miss my kids and grandlovies.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

292 Prayers up, chavez.

Posted by: SMH at April 04, 2020 10:53 PM (RU4sa)

293 Have a great night everyone.

Work those Plan Bs. We may need them. And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:53 PM (u82oZ)

294 Comments took a dive there.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 10:54 PM (NWiLs)

295 288: Me. I felt banned there for a minute

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 10:54 PM (ONvIw)

296 288 Anybody else experience a few minutes of service unavailable there? Are we overstressing the hamsters?

I mean, hampsters?
Posted by: mindful webworker
print is back!
at April 04, 2020 10:53 PM (AoLFQ)

MisHum has to change the 9V battery in the Pixy Server.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:54 PM (SENHs)

297 288 Anybody else experience a few minutes of service unavailable there? Are we overstressing the hamsters?

I mean, hampsters?
Posted by: mindful webworker
print is back!
at April 04, 2020 10:53 PM (AoLFQ)

Yes.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:54 PM (TdMsT)

298 278 Apologies for invoking your name in vain, of course. But Dagen requires special treatment. Dear jeebus!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 10:54 PM (vuujo)

299 Anybody else experience a few minutes of service unavailable there? Are we overstressing the hamsters?

I mean, hampsters?
Posted by: mindful webworker
print is back!
at April 04, 2020 10:53




no

Posted by: not so at April 04, 2020 10:54 PM (HALdu)

300 I miss my kids and grandlovies.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

---

So do I.

Posted by: SMH at April 04, 2020 10:54 PM (RU4sa)

301
Zappa Lives!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Well, no, not actually.
The big problem is that he hasn't been dead nearly long enough for the regular symphony orchestras to attempt his scores. They have to know that it's all right before they play something. And his scores are really damn hard to play.

Getting harder to justify, I think. They don't have to care about contributions or ticket sales. Their money all comes from hospital foundations and the state arts commission.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpBawOo1SDE

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 04, 2020 10:55 PM (8IOEj)

302 273 Ladyl

Nothing like motivation.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 10:47 PM (u82oZ)


Lol.

The coach told me I'm an aggressive player!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

303 China properly defined is that: "group of over one billion people who do not understand that 'I am hungry enough to eat the asshole out of a dead rhino' is a joke".

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 10:56 PM (i+3WY)

304

There's a RedEye episode where Dagen and Gavin McGinness got to flirting a bit. I don't know if it's available anywhere, but I remember. Dagen got to talking flirty in that voice of hers, and Gavin took of his wedding ring, tossed, and then leaned in, "How you doin'" or something like that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:56 PM (f1Vqw)

305 Posted by: SMH at April 04, 2020 10:54 PM (RU4sa)


Dear {{{SMH}}}.

How are you?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

306 283 Whoa! Someone standing on the extension cord?
Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 10:52 PM

Things went tango uniform for a bit.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 04, 2020 10:56 PM (l6b3d)

307 Anybody else experience a few minutes of service unavailable there? Are we overstressing the hamsters?



I mean, hampsters?

Posted by: mindful webworker



Yes, figured some otter, hamster interface issue.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 04, 2020 10:56 PM (2ygtH)

308 Has someone forgotten to look after teh hamsters amidst the national house arrest?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (QHxmP)

309 Silly hamsters

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (aA3+G)

310 What is a "Dagen?"

Posted by: Zod at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (XzT/D)

311 I'm okay.

Posted by: SMH at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (RU4sa)

312 The number of infected crew on that carrier is now up to 155, per JPost.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (Z4rgH)

313 281 BC, bottoms up, and cheers! *clink*

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (vuujo)

314
You know that Star Trek TOS where the crazy virus hit the ship, and the Irish guy is barricaded in the engine room and annoying the whole ship with his announcements? I seem to recall something like "And women should wear their hair, loosely, around their shoulders."

Virus-drunk Irish Trek guy could work for the Malaysia Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development guidelines!

Seriously, though, don't you love the 1950s!

Posted by: mindful webworker
print is back!
at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (AoLFQ)

315 Grrrrr.



The peckerheads haven't found my new lair. If they fly down the
hill and start banging their heads here, there will be hell to pay




Things will get sporty here on the beach



And the fuckers will die in a burst of feathers.


Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 10:49 PM (+NyMv)

I still remember the not-so-bright woodpecker that visited us one spring when I was a kid. It was absolutely convinced one of our vents was a tree. Every morning around 7 it would fly in, rattle at the vent for awhile, and then fly off. My dad got such a kick out of our new "alarm clock."

Posted by: pookysgirl, startled by boyerinas at April 04, 2020 10:58 PM (XKZwp)

316 Big government excels at creating tomorrow's disasters today.

Posted by: 10x25mm at April 04, 2020 10:52 PM (ICGKu)

And convincing gullible idiots that only THEY can save us from the disasters they created if we'd only give them more money and power

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 10:58 PM (qAR6u)

317 I'm sharing that SARS WARS vid everywhere

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 10:58 PM (G546f)

318 What is a "Dagen?"
Posted by: Zod at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (XzT/D)

Can you give us a hint?

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 10:59 PM (Lhcx9)

319 >>and the Irish guy is barricaded in the engine room and annoying the whole ship with Virus-drunk Irish Trek guy...don't you love the 1950s!
Posted by: mindful webworkerrint is back!
at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (AoLFQ)

87% of this post is psychotic.

Posted by: Zod at April 04, 2020 10:59 PM (XzT/D)

320
I was reading. I'm almost certain now WuFlu was a Chicom lab accident. The real Chicom Patient Zero is likely this lab tech, female. She went missing, and the Chicoms are busy memory holing her existence. They're erasing all records that she ever existed.

Interestingly, the were working with bat corona viruses in that WuHan lab, but the protocol for that was only level 2, so minimal protection.

This Chicom chick managed to get herself infected and then spread it all over Wuhan.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:59 PM (f1Vqw)

321 {{{Jewells}}}

I've alway heard that creative people go through slumps at times.

The inspiration will come back.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

322 You know that Star Trek TOS where the crazy virus hit the ship, and the Irish guy is barricaded in the engine room and annoying the whole ship with his announcements? I seem to recall something like "And women should wear their hair, loosely, around their shoulders."

at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (AoLFQ)

Kirk would have announced "the women shall wear their legs tightly, around my back"

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 11:00 PM (qAR6u)

323 Sounds like the setup for a The King And I reboot.

A porn reboot.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 10:37 PM (f1Vqw)

Hello young lovers, wherever you are.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 04, 2020 11:01 PM (LxTcq)

324 Chavez. Condolences, amigo.

China Flu is Asshoe!

*pours bourbon for Chavez*


To your Friend. May his memory be ALWAYS for a Blessing.


*Salute*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 11:01 PM (QzJWU)

325 Hamster dance!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 11:01 PM (NWiLs)

326 OH, and I thought it was really funny how many got hooked on the rumor that Zappa was going to end with March. That was not my impression, and I see I was right. Harder Than Your Husband. Hehehhh.... Frank did great Country.

Posted by: mindful webworker
print is back!
at April 04, 2020 11:01 PM (AoLFQ)

327 That YouTube SARS Wars video won't last long with the censors.

Posted by: AlaBAMA



My ex-wife sent that to me yesterday and I was laughing so hard I almost pissed myself. The link provided is to my YouTube posting of the video. Have no idea where the ex got it.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:01 PM (i+3WY)

328 "the women shall wear their legs tightly, around my back" Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 11:00 PM (qAR6u)

Neck, back, whatever.

Posted by: Zod at April 04, 2020 11:01 PM (XzT/D)

329 You know that Star Trek TOS where the crazy virus hit the ship, and the Irish guy is barricaded in the engine room and annoying the whole ship with his announcements? I seem to recall something like "And women should wear their hair, loosely, around their shoulders."

at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (AoLFQ)

Sulu shirtless and covered in vaseline. Ohhh myyyy

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 11:01 PM (qAR6u)

330 277
Grrrrr.



The peckerheads haven't found my new lair. If they fly down the
hill and start banging their heads here, there will be hell to pay



Things will get sporty here on the beach



And the fuckers will die in a burst of feathers.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 10:49 PM (+NyMv)

Nurse Ratched for Miss Oerlikon 2020!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 04, 2020 11:01 PM (eg2vB)

331 314 You know that Star Trek TOS where the crazy virus hit the ship, and the Irish guy is barricaded in the engine room and annoying the whole ship with his announcements? I seem to recall something like "And women should wear their hair, loosely, around their shoulders."
Posted by: mindful webworker
print is back!
at April 04, 2020 10:57 PM (AoLFQ)


Yes! Riley. "I'll take you home again, Kathleen"

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 11:02 PM (dOV9E)

332 You are all great--and despite all those beers, I can still spell!

I love you all.

Good night.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 11:02 PM (l9m7l)

333 Hey everybody. Glad to see MisHum hasn't quit.

MisHum, I thought April was Bob Marley month??

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:03 PM (L2ZTs)

334 no stitch mask from just a tshirt

https://youtu.be/VqHHViHKfrg

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 11:03 PM (G546f)

335 thanks, everybody. kind of bummed from all this.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:04 PM (KP5rU)

336 Hmm, the excerpted comments are from March 12.

So April 13 is Marley day? Or maybe it'll be bumped to 4/20 for obvious reasons? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

337

It's Star Trek night her at the resort. I've painted all my concubines green. For safety, they're wearing face masks. And nothing else. Well, f-me heels.

Protocols to approach me are the head down, ass up, backwards grovel.

Posted by: King of Siam at April 04, 2020 11:04 PM (f1Vqw)

338 Charlton Heston and Anne Bancroft are chewing up the scenery in The Ten Commandments.

You can always tell when it's getting close to Easter because the networks suddenly get religion.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 11:04 PM (Lhcx9)

339 {{{Nurse}}}

Have you moved to your new place yet?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

340 I do not watch the Trump pressers every day, but I do watch them about every other day, and they provide a lot of fuel for getting through this weird time. It's nice to know we are in competent hands.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 11:05 PM (dOV9E)

341
[claps!] Concubines, present! [clap]

Posted by: King of Siam at April 04, 2020 11:05 PM (f1Vqw)

342 ALH, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

343 338 Charlton Heston and Anne Bancroft are chewing up the scenery in The Ten Commandments.

You can always tell when it's getting close to Easter because the networks suddenly get religion.
Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 11:04 PM (Lhcx9)


Back to back Bond flics today for me. Started with Dr No. Thunderball. Never Say Never, Goldeneye.

Connery is still the best Bond.

Onnatop is the best Femme Fatale

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 11:06 PM (SENHs)

344 337 It's Star Trek night her at the resort. I've painted all my concubines green. For safety, they're wearing face masks. And nothing else. Well, f-me heels.

Protocols to approach me are the head down, ass up, backwards grovel.
Posted by: King of Siam at April 04, 2020 11:04 PM (f1Vqw)


Leave an unpainted spot above the buttocks, so the skin can breathe. Don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: Zombie Jill Masterton at April 04, 2020 11:06 PM (dOV9E)

345 335 thanks, everybody. kind of bummed from all this.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:04 PM (KP5rU)


It's just so sad, and it puts a personal face on this disaster.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

346 And the beer is all gone, and I am not proclaimed King?

(Sorry--you're all Kings)

(Seriously this time)

(Note, please that my spelling and grammar are first-rate) NOTE THIS DAMMIT or I am the worst co-blog.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 11:06 PM (l9m7l)

347 Yesterday I learned all the grades of meat the USDA offers:

- Prime
- Choice
- Select
- Standard
- Commercial
- Utility
- Canner
- Cutter

I shudder to think what cutter and canner look like.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)

348 It's nice to know we are in competent hands.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 11:05 PM (dOV9E)

Every I wake up thankful that Trump is our president. He fights.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 11:07 PM (Lhcx9)

349 What is a "Dagen"

https://tinyurl.com/uutjgmc

On Gutfeld tonite.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:07 PM (vuujo)

350 Leave an unpainted spot above the buttocks, so the skin can breathe. Don't ask me how I know.
Posted by: Zombie Jill Masterton at April 04, 2020 11:06 PM (dOV9E)


Haha haha. Just watched that today. Weird what we believed in the 60s.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 11:08 PM (SENHs)

351 qdp, you left out "mechanically separated"

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:08 PM (vuujo)

352 246 The ChiComs unleashed something that will be all too real to far too many civilized people before this "incident" is over!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:41 PM (BiNEL)


If NYC hits that projected mortality rate the vampire media will feast.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 11:08 PM (LwkUs)

353 DLV, I'd assume that's under the category of canner.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:09 PM (L2ZTs)

354 347 Yesterday I learned all the grades of meat the USDA offers:

- Prime
- Choice
- Select
- Standard
- Commercial
- Utility
- Canner
- Cutter

I shudder to think what cutter and canner look like.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)


Back when The Simpsons was still funny, Krusty Burger was exposed as using Grade F meat: "Mostly circus animals, some filler."

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 11:09 PM (dOV9E)

355 All of the top ten states with the highest per-capita infection rates have Democratic governors.



In order, NY, NJ, LA, MA, CT, MI, WA, IL, PA, RI. If DC were a state, it would be #7.



They really, really don't want you to notice that.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (I2/tG)

It is almost like stupid Democrat ideas breed disease.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at April 04, 2020 11:09 PM (nAiE/)

356 Hey, the mystery top pic click Zappa clip had a YouTube suggestion for one of my favorite Lennon songs, "Nobody told me there'd be days like these" official video. Silly but amusing video with lots of guest celebs. Lots of cute posing young Yoko with none of the voco.

https://youtu.be/cuuhsqA95iA

Posted by: mindful webworker
print is back!
at April 04, 2020 11:09 PM (AoLFQ)

357 307
Anybody else experience a few minutes of service unavailable there? Are we overstressing the hamsters?





I mean, hampsters?


Posted by: mindful webworker



Yes, figured some otter, hamster interface issue.


Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 04, 2020 10:56 PM (2ygtH)

Wait - the hamsters were abandoned? Left to their own devices? And joined up with the otters? The bad otters?


This is bad, this is Resident Evil type bad. Hamsters seeking revenge, with the knowledge of the Horde, and otters that can dive to canoe accident sites and retrieve weapons. Gentle 'rons and 'ettes, we may be seeing our greatest fear, our greatest foe, emerge in these troubled times. Fully weaponized hamsters and otters, with the knowledge of our weaknesses, and the will to do something about all that.

It is time for us all to do what we do best, and I for one will welcome our new fuzzy, adorable overlords and toss BCochran to them as a sacrifice. Because of his carrots-in-chili fetish.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 04, 2020 11:09 PM (eg2vB)

358 Hey here's an interesting website...

https://beef2live.com/

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:09 PM (L2ZTs)

359 Haha haha. Just watched that today. Weird what we believed in the 60s.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

---

True that! Many of us also believed the War On Poverty was actually created to end poverty.

Fool me once. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 11:10 PM (Y4EXg)

360 Well, I had better wash up some dishes, and heat up something to eat.

Had a productive day today. Shopped at WalMart, Home Depot, and Lowes, and got an enchilada for lunch at the little taco joint.

Finished closing in the wall in the guest bedroom, and got most of the ceiling done, too. Wound up by spackling a few cracks in the ceiling. Got a two-gallon bucket of pre-mixed ceiling texture, and a texture roller, so I can restore the ceiling to its original tacky glory.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 11:10 PM (miJU3)

361 Splunge, I remember that.

Letterman also did a sketch about low grades of beef on Late Night in the 1980s. Claimed there was a "Putrid" grade.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:10 PM (L2ZTs)

362 On a brighter note, deaths from common pneumonia in the US are way, way down in recent weeks...


https://preview.tinyurl.com/uds8663

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 11:11 PM (QHxmP)

363 335
thanks, everybody. kind of bummed from all this.

Sorry to hear that man, stay good eh?

Posted by: dartist at April 04, 2020 11:11 PM (K22Va)

364 Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:11 PM (XRarA)

365
Here's a clip of the King of Siam's marriage ceremony to his 4th wife, one of his former female bodyguards. He's like Ghaddafy, he has an all girl praetorian guard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54O_tHe3tD0

Note the groveling. It's good to the king. And note the wives do not preclude unlimited concubines.

It's good to be the king.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 11:11 PM (f1Vqw)

366 364 Nyah?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:11 PM (XRarA)

Neener!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 11:12 PM (NWiLs)

367 This would be a nice toy to have around during the lockdown...

https://www.zzounds.com/item--PIODDJ400?siid=245426

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:12 PM (L2ZTs)

368 320
I was reading. I'm almost certain now WuFlu was a Chicom lab accident. The real Chicom Patient Zero is likely this lab tech, female. She went missing, and the Chicoms are busy memory holing her existence. They're erasing all records that she ever existed.

----------

If you can't trust a communist dictatorship to competently handle a lethal virus, then who can you trust?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 11:12 PM (XVuno)

369 So is this the Bonfire of the Hampsters?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:12 PM (XRarA)

370 On a brighter note, deaths from common pneumonia in the US are way, way down in recent weeks...





https://preview.tinyurl.com/uds8663

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 11:11 PM (QHxmP)

Dollars to donuts they are not down at all but are just being reported as "suspected Covid 19".

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at April 04, 2020 11:13 PM (nAiE/)

371 When Rodney Dangerfield was asked why he didn't have a mistress he said "Why should I disappoint two Women?"

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 11:13 PM (Lhcx9)

372 362 - Which makes me wonder to what extent Wuflu is killing people who would have been killed by the flu otherwise.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 04, 2020 11:13 PM (H5knJ)

373 I'm glad some vaccines are being developed against CV.

But let's be honest... the logistics and execution of making sure *everyone* gets a shot are not going to be easy or pleasant, especially in urban spots.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:14 PM (L2ZTs)

374 371 When Rodney Dangerfield was asked why he didn't have a mistress he said "Why should I disappoint two Women?"
Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 11:13 PM (Lhcx9)


A mistress seems like a lot of work. I'm way to lazy for that.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 11:14 PM (SENHs)

375 True that! Many of us also believed the War On Poverty was actually created to end poverty.



Fool me once. . .

Posted by: Tonypete


Heh, that one still makes me chuckle.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 04, 2020 11:14 PM (2ygtH)

376 On a brighter note, deaths from common pneumonia in the US are way, way down in recent weeks...


https://preview.tinyurl.com/uds8663
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 11:11 PM (QHxmP)

That's because they're all being ascribed to THE RED DEATH!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (BiNEL)

377 Anna:

Hamsters roasting on an open fire,
CV nibbling at your nose...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (L2ZTs)

378 qdpsteve

Then there are the anti-vaxxers and Muslims...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (XRarA)

379 Yesterday I learned all the grades of meat the USDA offers:

- Prime
- Choice
- Select
- Standard
- Commercial
- Utility
- Canner
- Cutter

I shudder to think what cutter and canner look like.

Posted by: qdpsteve



From my days long ago as a US Navy Supply Officer (Food Service), I recall there was one more level:

"For Institutional Use Only".

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (i+3WY)

380 I'm angry and upset right now beyond my ability to articulate, but I'm going to try.

My Son in law passed away suddenly 2 days ago. His wife woke up and found him dead on the floor.

We live in KY, his family lives in OH. The wife and I fall into the high risk category, but my wife, being a life long smoker and well past 60... well.

I have until Wednesday to decide if I will defy my governors orders and risk exposure by going to the funeral to mourn him, and support our family.

My rage at China is incandescent. I just don't know what to do.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo8)

381 369
So is this the Bonfire of the Hampsters?


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:12 PM (XRarA)

More like "Night of the Living Hampsters" only cuter, cuddlier, and more adorable. Just before they swarm you and take you down.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (eg2vB)

382 Sharkman, yup but I think that's a military secret. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (L2ZTs)

383 Anyhoo, back to foursomes. Yeah baby!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:16 PM (vuujo)

384 From my days long ago as a US Navy Supply Officer (Food Service), I recall there was one more level:

"For Institutional Use Only".
Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (i+3WY)
----------

Pet food grade?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 11:16 PM (XVuno)

385 370 376
Yes

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:16 PM (BiNEL)

386 "The Hamstfather" Tonight, all the family business gets settled.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 04, 2020 11:16 PM (2ygtH)

387 Well, fvck Amazon for delivering food. $18 for 2 jars of $4 giardiniera is nuts. Trying Mariana's next.

Posted by: dartist at April 04, 2020 11:17 PM (K22Va)

388 Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo

Holy shit. I am so sorry.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

389 My Son in law passed away suddenly 2 days ago. His wife woke up and found him dead on the floor.



We live in KY, his family lives in OH. The wife and I fall into the
high risk category, but my wife, being a life long smoker and well past
60... well.



I have until Wednesday to decide if I will defy my governors orders
and risk exposure by going to the funeral to mourn him, and support our
family.



My rage at China is incandescent. I just don't know what to do.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo

I am so sorry for your family's loss, ghbucky. That sucks so hard.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at April 04, 2020 11:17 PM (nAiE/)

390 Has Andrew Cuomo rescinded his order to seize ventilators?

If not, then Trump needs to put on Federal orders every Guard unit in New York State.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:17 PM (XRarA)

391 ghbucky, I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Toni at April 04, 2020 11:18 PM (RdRuc)

392 Evening All,

Actually did OT in my office for the first time ever and on a Saturday to Boot. Security was surprised to see me but then saw my Card Key for the building.

He said, "Wow sir, if you are coming in on the weekends, this must be bad."

I just smiled, "Naw just a little catch-up on paperwork from the last 2 weeks." This was true. But only because I've had to re-invent every nursing procedure on a daily basis for the last 2 weeks while still trying to keep clients in medications and doctor follow-ups. I'm running 2 phones to clients, case managers, and program directors, e-mails from 30 to 125 daily, Zoom conferences 6 times weekly and 2-way radios. I am still remembering to breath occasionally.

Still, Admin NEVER let me do OT in the last 2 years.

Was a very quiet walk up to the 2nd Floor, being the only one there....too much time to think about it all.....

Dang.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 04, 2020 11:18 PM (kFkpX)

393
Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo


Ghbucky--my deepest condolences to you and your family. I just sent up a prayer for you.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:18 PM (TdMsT)

394 Dollars to donuts they are not down at all but are just being reported as "suspected Covid 19".

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at April 04, 2020 11:13 PM



*DING DING

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 04, 2020 11:18 PM (QHxmP)

395 I still remember the not-so-bright woodpecker that visited us one spring when I was a kid. It was absolutely convinced one of our vents was a tree. Every morning around 7 it would fly in, rattle at the vent for awhile, and then fly off. My dad got such a kick out of our new "alarm clock."
Posted by: pookysgirl, startled by boyerinas at April 04, 2020 10:58 PM

That's territorial knocking. My poor cousin had a humongous pilated woodpecker doing that on a piece of flashing along her metal roof.

I enjoy my woodpeckers because they feed on suet and leave my house alone.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 04, 2020 11:18 PM (/+bwe)

396 sorry, ghbucky.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:18 PM (KP5rU)

397 This Chicom chick managed to get herself infected and then spread it all over Wuhan.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion



This dude did some research in the original Chinese records and came to the same conclusion:

https://youtu.be/bpQFCcSI0pU

The ChiComs have tried to scrub her existence from the Web but like all commies, they are much better at killing than they are at anything else, so her traces remain.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:18 PM (i+3WY)

398 Here you go!



https://tinyurl.com/an44ncv

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 04, 2020 11:18 PM (eg2vB)

399 Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo

Oh Dear Lord! I've got nothing but prayers.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 04, 2020 11:19 PM (x8Wzq)

400 prayer offered, ghbucky.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 04, 2020 11:19 PM (WEBkv)

401 Thank you all.

We really need them.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:19 PM (s9Eo8)

402 Pet food grade?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 11:16 PM (XVuno)

Pet food grade includes intestines, but only after they've been hosed off/out!
Institutional grade is reserved for prisons and correctional facilities!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:20 PM (BiNEL)

403 Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo

---------

Horrible. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 11:20 PM (XVuno)

404 Mikey NTH, "Night of the Lepus Part II"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:20 PM (XRarA)

405 Yesterday I learned all the grades of meat the USDA offers:



- Prime

- Choice

- Select

- Standard

- Commercial

- Utility

- Canner

- Cutter



I shudder to think what cutter and canner look like.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)


I think it used to be called Alpo.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 04, 2020 11:20 PM (9Om/r)

406 Pet food grade?

Intestines?

Oh the Chicken-ala-King MRE.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:21 PM (XRarA)

407 My Son in law passed away suddenly 2 days ago. His wife woke up and found him dead on the floor.

God Bless your family and SIl. This thing might get shittier before it gets better. Get small for a little while.

Posted by: dartist at April 04, 2020 11:21 PM (K22Va)

408
My rage at China is incandescent. I just don't know what to do.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo8


Wow.

Sorry. That's terrible. Sooooo sorry to hear that.

It's a shit time in this world, for sure.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 11:21 PM (Zz0t1)

409 ghbucky, words cannot express. Go; F the guv, that is so inanely trivial. And F china to hell. As Swayze said in Red Dawn, let it turn, let it turn.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:22 PM (vuujo)

410 Posted by: Nightwatch at April 04, 2020 11:18 PM (kFkpX)

Hang in there hoss, you are needed!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:22 PM (BiNEL)

411 Sorry for your loss, ghbucky.

Posted by: ALH at April 04, 2020 11:22 PM (Lhcx9)

412 From my days long ago as a US Navy Supply Officer (Food Service), I recall there was one more level:

"For Institutional Use Only".

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (i+3WY)

Then there's another level...

"Witness Protection Program Slip-up"

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 11:22 PM (qAR6u)

413 "I think it used to be called Alpo."

It is now called asshoe.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:23 PM (vuujo)

414 Which makes me wonder to what extent Wuflu is killing people who would have been killed by the flu otherwise.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls



It's killing exactly those people. And when the stats are written up, for instance in NYC, and they find that 98 percent of the deceased have major preexisting conditions line heart disease, pneumonia, stroke, COPD, etc, they are making sure to claim that ONLY CoVid-19 is the cause of death.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:23 PM (i+3WY)

415 401

Healing and prayers to you and your fam.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 04, 2020 11:23 PM (kFkpX)

416 ghbucky, my prayers are with you and your family. Wow.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 11:24 PM (Y4EXg)

417
And the Chicoms were only using bio safety level 2 protocols for working with these bat corona virus. That's not too much. Much easier to have a oopsie there.

And I wouldn't trust Chicom level 4 either. Incompetence abounds, I'm sure.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 04, 2020 11:24 PM (f1Vqw)

418 ..Yesterday I learned all the grades of meat the USDA offers:

- Prime (AOS 'Ettes)
- Choice (Kate Upton)
- Select (Gal Godot)
- Standard (Shannon Bream)
- Commercial (Lindsey Lohan)
- Utility (Miley Cyrus)
- Canner (Donkey Chompers)
- Cutter (Rashida Talib)

I shudder to think what cutter and canner look like.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:07 PM (L2ZTs)



Thought I'd help by illustrating the point, a bit.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 11:24 PM (QzJWU)

419 The Millennials and their White Claws haven't helped much either.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 10:19 PM


Not a millennial, but I bought a 6 pack box of White Claw Black Cherry. Once bowling starts back up, I will be giving a teammate the 5 remaining cans and will comment about his taste.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 04, 2020 11:24 PM (r6GXX)

420 380 My rage at China is incandescent. I just don't know what to do.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo


Sh*t. I'm really sorry. Condolences.

Personally, I don't think you should go. This thing is nasty, for some people, and apparently really easy to catch. It's weird and wrong not to go, but this whole thing we're in is weird. When you have to go back to 1918 for a decent precedent, you know all we can do is feel our way.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 11:24 PM (dOV9E)

421 Ghbucky,

That's so hard. So sorry for your loss. I'd be inclined to tak my chances and go. Bump up your vitamin D3 and zinc if you do. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 04, 2020 11:24 PM (Lqy/e)

422 all you morons, please be safe. i can't stress that enough. this guy lived a half mile from me. nobody knows how he got it. he's buried already. nobody got to say goodbye. it's real and it sucks. the family is a mess.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:25 PM (KP5rU)

423 Awwww. {{{Jim}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:25 PM (TdMsT)

424 Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo

Whatever course of action you choose, you have my prayer of support for you and your family!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:25 PM (BiNEL)

425 Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM

Prayer up for you and your family.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 04, 2020 11:25 PM (/+bwe)

426 Pet food grade?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)



My Chiefs always referred to it as "Sailor Grade".

We made a lot of stews and casseroles.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:26 PM (i+3WY)

427 Utility, Cutter, and Canner
"They are from older cattle with no marbling, and used for really cheap ground beef, processed meat products like hot dogs, even dog food."

Posted by: Chuck C at April 04, 2020 11:27 PM (r6GXX)

428 it's real and it sucks. the family is a mess.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:25 PM (KP5rU)


This is terrible.

It's a bad time in this world. Pray for all. Pray for everything.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 11:27 PM (Zz0t1)

429 98 percent of the deceased have major preexisting conditions line heart
disease, pneumonia, stroke, COPD, etc, they are making sure to claim
that ONLY CoVid-19 is the cause of death.

Be a brave soldier and go out and lick all the hand rails you can find to give everyone hope, please!

Posted by: dartist at April 04, 2020 11:27 PM (K22Va)

430 Swine fuck Reynolds and his gang of death ghouls over at instapansy are starting to sweat the virus isn't going as badly they predicted. That group of panic mongers have been leading the economic fratricide wave since Feb 10th. Never forget what he and his bastards supported.

Posted by: TeleSkier at April 04, 2020 11:28 PM (ua1m6)

431 "Thought I'd help by illustrating the point, a bit."
Jim

Commercial and up, wank. Utility and below, yank and go.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:28 PM (vuujo)

432 Not a millennial, but I bought a 6 pack box of White
Claw Black Cherry. Once bowling starts back up, I will be giving a
teammate the 5 remaining cans and will comment about his taste.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 04, 2020 11:24 PM (r6GXX)

That isn't a good test, because when I was young and poor and gifted with alcohol, I would drink through that alcohol, no matter what (usually after getting pre-lit on something I liked.) The real test is if he buys it of hi own free will*after* you have given him that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 04, 2020 11:28 PM (eg2vB)

433 Institutional grade is reserved for prisons and correctional facilities!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


And, apparently, the USS Camden, AOE-2 out of Bremerton, 1989 - 1992.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:29 PM (i+3WY)

434 It's a bad time in this world. Pray for all. Pray for everything.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 11:27 PM (Zz0t1)

---------

These really are unprecedented times.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 11:29 PM (XVuno)

435 i forgot, the whole family is now in quarantine until april 11th.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:29 PM (KP5rU)

436 Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:23 PM (i+3WY)

I am convinced we survivors will NEVER get an honest accounting or statistics of this debacle. The ChiComs and our political class both have too much at stake!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:29 PM (BiNEL)

437 Prayers for you and yours, GHBucky. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:30 PM (i+3WY)

438 Jim, good illustration!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:31 PM (L2ZTs)

439 419 Not a millennial, but I bought a 6 pack box of White Claw Black Cherry. Once bowling starts back up, I will be giving a teammate the 5 remaining cans and will comment about his taste.
Posted by: Chuck C at April 04, 2020 11:24 PM (r6GXX)


Never really believed that "ignorance is bliss," but I'm really glad that I have no idea what that is.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 11:31 PM (dOV9E)

440 I bought a 6 pack box of White Claw Black Cherry. Once bowling starts back up, I will be giving a teammate the 5 remaining cans and will comment about his taste.
Posted by: Chuck

Careful, Chuck. May be mistaken for a donut in these TP times...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:32 PM (vuujo)

441 435
i forgot, the whole family is now in quarantine until april 11th.

Keep your family safe chavez. God Bless.

Posted by: dartist at April 04, 2020 11:32 PM (K22Va)

442 I have until Wednesday to decide if I will defy my
governors orders and risk exposure by going to the funeral to mourn him,
and support our family.



My rage at China is incandescent. I just don't know what to do.


Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo

I think if you get stopped, you'll probably get sent on your way. I have heard of some jurisdictions making exceptions for funerals.

Posted by: pookysgirl, startled by boyerinas at April 04, 2020 11:32 PM (XKZwp)

443 gbucky.. Condolences. All of them.

I went through similar when my Son in Law passed suddenly at the age of 33. He lived in Glasgow, Scotland.

That was a very long flight.

Take all the zinc and all the vitamins. Masks. And some "official paper" of some kind, even if it's just on Funeral Home letterhead.

A then, go. Wear gloves, even if only driving gloves, always. Shake no hands, Sit at the very back of whatever chapel is used, and be first out the door and into open air, after.

But I think it's worth the risk for this one reason. Your daughter will need you there, probably more in this one moment, than any other time in her life.

You have many prayers, ascending.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 11:35 PM (QzJWU)

444
Tina Weymouth - oh my.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 10:04 PM (Y4EXg)

The Weymouths are an incredibly accomplished family. Dad was a Vice Admiral in the Navy, and an anti-nuke campaigner. Niece was publisher of the WaPo. Brother designed the Salvador Dali museum.

Wow.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 04, 2020 11:36 PM (m2EfB)

445 I'm having intermittent interruptions in connecting to the blog, guess that the anti ChiCom comments have been flagged by Bob!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:36 PM (BiNEL)

446 414

If we were able to read actual post morbidity reports from hospitals, COVID-19 would in fact be listed as a "Secondary" influence which exacerbated a PRIMARY pre-existing disease process to failure.

But that's not how the media wants to play this....might mess with the daily load of CLICKS ya know.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 04, 2020 11:36 PM (kFkpX)

447 >>> Not a millennial, but I bought a 6 pack box of White Claw Black Cherry. Once bowling starts back up, I will be giving a teammate the 5 remaining cans and will comment about his taste.
Posted by: Chuck C at April 04, 2020 11:24 PM (r6GXX)

Never really believed that "ignorance is bliss," but I'm really glad that I have no idea what that is.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 11:31 PM (dOV9E)

Flavored Zima in a can.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 11:37 PM (BtClI)

448
I am convinced we survivors will NEVER get an honest accounting or statistics of this debacle. The ChiComs and our political class both have too much at stake!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:29 PM (BiNEL)


Keeping the unwashed masses in the dark was baked into the cake from the beginning, I think.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:38 PM (TdMsT)

449
Flavored Zima in a can.
Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 11:37 PM (BtClI)


Worse.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 11:38 PM (Zz0t1)

450 My Son in law passed away suddenly 2 days ago. His wife woke up and found him dead on the floor.

We live in KY, his family lives in OH. The wife and I fall into the high risk category, but my wife, being a life long smoker and well past 60... well.

I have until Wednesday to decide if I will defy my governors orders and risk exposure by going to the funeral to mourn him, and support our family.

My rage at China is incandescent. I just don't know what to do.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:15 PM (s9Eo

Did he die of the WuFlu, or some other cause? Are they even going to have a funeral at this time, given the circumstances?

But go, by all means, if they are having a service.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 11:39 PM (miJU3)

451 Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 11:35 PM (QzJWU)

Jim , that was eloquently said.
Nothing in life is certain but the daughter's need for family support is real and present!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:39 PM (BiNEL)

452

Keeping the unwashed masses in the dark was baked into the cake from the beginning, I think.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:38 PM (TdMsT)


Be happy this shit happened in the internet age so we can at least get SOME information on how bad our "betters" are fucking us royally.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 11:39 PM (Zz0t1)

453 We and the rest of the world probably ought to declare war on china, conventional and otherwise. The damage they cause routinely is truly incalculable, and this is the latest and most obvious. Literally.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:39 PM (vuujo)

454 Be a brave soldier and go out and lick all the hand rails you can find to give everyone hope, please!

Posted by: dartist


No thanks. It is a real disease. But it is only 20 percent as deadly as the seasonal flu according to the CDC's own numbers. But for some reason we are destroying our economy and giving up our freedom over this. Also no thanks.

Democrat governors are shutting down our biggest states and acting like dictators and by destroying the economy they will ultimately cause tens of millions of divorces, tens of millions of business failures, a hundred thousand suicides.

3.5 million Americans will die this year of all causes, just like every year. But we have wrecked our country over a new disease that is easily cured with existing medicine and is about 20th on the list of things that kill Americans. And they are a absolutely lying about the numbers in NYC, NJ, Cali and WA.

Again, no fucking thanks.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:39 PM (i+3WY)

455 Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 11:35 PM (QzJWU)

Thanks, Jim.

I guess my fear is how do we keep 'social distancing' while mourning the loss of the oldest sister's baby boy. I just don't see not hugging his Dad.

And, I worry that there will be irreparable damage to our family if we don't go.

I'm sorry folks. ONT should be fun.

Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:40 PM (s9Eo8)

456 This is terrible.



It's a bad time in this world. Pray for all. Pray for everything.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 11:27 PM (Zz0t1)

I pray daily that china is reduced back to beating the dirt with sticks.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 04, 2020 11:41 PM (9Om/r)

457 Keeping the unwashed masses in the dark was baked into the cake from the beginning, I think.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:38 PM (TdMsT)

Comrade, Ladyl, if we thought you could handle the truth, we'd still lie to you just for the practice !

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:41 PM (BiNEL)

458 I am convinced we survivors will NEVER get an honest accounting or statistics of this debacle. The ChiComs and our political class both have too much at stake!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


If the last 4 years have shown us anything its that our press and politicians are wholly owned by China and Russia. That's what DJT is fighting. If he loses this fall, this country will never have a fair election again.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:42 PM (i+3WY)

459
Be happy this shit happened in the internet age so we can at least get SOME information on how bad our "betters" are fucking us royally.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 11:39 PM (Zz0t1)


Thank God this disaster happened under President Trump.

Can you imagine how bad things would have been under a leftist?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:43 PM (TdMsT)

460 Numerous decades ago, while I was enjoying youth & collegiate life at San Diego State, we drove down to spring break in San Felipe

fish tacos and Corona were a quarter each

bottled water cost more, so we made do







Posted by: clbrto at April 04, 2020 11:43 PM (EteQ7)

461 berserker! damn, i was wondering where the hell you went.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:43 PM (KP5rU)

462 "the anti ChiCom comments have been flagged by Bob!"
Then suck on this, Bob. Long and hard. *grabs crotch*

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:43 PM (vuujo)

463 sorry for your loss ghbucky. So terribly sad for you and your family.

Posted by: vivi at April 04, 2020 11:43 PM (11H2y)

464 459th!!

*burp*

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 04, 2020 11:43 PM (JP4mP)

465 Damn I hate typing on an iPad and the iPhone is even worse!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:43 PM (BiNEL)

466 380 ghbucky
I'm so very sorry for your loss. This is such a bad situation at this time. And your incandescent rage at China is well Justified.

Posted by: Farmer at April 04, 2020 11:44 PM (oSNiq)

467 464 459th!!

*burp*
Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 04, 2020 11:43 PM (JP4mP)


Oops!

*burp*

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 04, 2020 11:44 PM (JP4mP)

468 Can you imagine how bad things would have been under a leftist?
Posted by: Ladyl

What difference does it make!?
Hahahahaha
*hic*
*shart*

Posted by: Hillary! at April 04, 2020 11:44 PM (SfYbS)

469 Hrothgar, it doesn't help that Apple has farmed out their autocucumber function oversight to the DNC

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:44 PM (L2ZTs)

470 I pray daily that china is reduced back to beating the dirt with sticks.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads

Berserker, sticks on glass may be better.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:44 PM (vuujo)

471 Critical Drinker reviews Batwoman. He shoots the cripples

https://youtu.be/ZLDbaviBDcY

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:45 PM (XRarA)

472 Critical Drinker reviews Batwoman. He shoots the cripples

https://youtu.be/ZLDbaviBDcY
Posted by: Anna Puma


I like his reviews. I wish he did more.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 11:47 PM (BtClI)

473 And, I worry that there will be irreparable damage to our family if we don't go.

I'm sorry folks. ONT should be fun.

Posted by: ghbucky


Go. Take the back roads if you have to. Mask up, stay apart, but please be there for yourself and your family. The Hell with an all-powerful government acting like this is the Black Plague and thinks it has the right to interfere in religious and end of life proceedings.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:47 PM (i+3WY)

474 Can you imagine how bad things would have been under a leftist?
Posted by: Ladyl

The corruption is so blatant, but it seems President Trump is the only one pushing back!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:47 PM (BiNEL)

475 ghbucky, prayers up.

In my worst nightmares, the CV crisis ends up doing something like this to the fabric of USA society:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41tO0xwSsco

(Yes, it's one of my all-time fave movie scenes.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:48 PM (L2ZTs)

476 I pray daily that china is reduced back to beating the dirt with sticks.
Posted by: Berserker

Those red heathens would still be beating the dirt with sticks if it wasn't for our "elite" selling us out for the last 30 years. When this is done, we need an accounting.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 04, 2020 11:48 PM (SfYbS)

477
The corruption is so blatant, but it seems President Trump is the only one pushing back!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:47 PM (BiNEL)


President Trump just amazes me.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:49 PM (TdMsT)

478 Okay, folks. Love you all. Stay safe and sane and try to stay frosty the rest of this weekend.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 11:49 PM (i+3WY)

479 My dad served on a Diesel boat in the USN.

I remember him telling me one of the very first things they did after getting underway and out to sea, was throwing all the "cutters and canners" meat overboard. LOL!! They ate good, better than the regular Navy. Better pay too. He said they didn't want guys to know they were submariners at bars, they wouldn't always wear their dolphins, because somebody would want to start a fight.

He said they stole a nickel slot machine one night on a drunken spree from Gitmo or maybe Atlantic City, I think it was, and intalled it in the control room. Great little moneymaker for the boat. The chief of the boat would use it for emergency funds for enlisted on emergency leave, stuff like that.

Then, when the boat was in dry dock for repair, some dumb ass civilian contractor got to playing it a little too often. His wife called the base commander complaining her husband "lost all his paycheck in the slot machine." Of course, officially there are no slot machines anywhere, this did not go over well with the higher ups, and .. the slot machine had to go bye-bye.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 04, 2020 11:50 PM (d2mYc)

480 Hrothgar, it doesn't help that Apple has farmed out their autocucumber function oversight to the DNC
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:44 PM (L

Hillary is a fine human being and deserves our respect and admiration.

Wait how did that get in there?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:50 PM (BiNEL)

481 Hrothgar, exactly. It's as if I don't know what I'm talking about when I say Biden isn't the greatest man ever to run for president.

Wait just a minute...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:51 PM (L2ZTs)

482 A slot machine?

Usually the greatest thing stolen ever for cans or pig-boats was an ice cream machine.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:52 PM (XRarA)

483 And, I worry that there will be irreparable damage to our family if we don't go.

I'm sorry folks. ONT should be fun.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:40 PM (s9Eo


Tis what we're here for. Vent as you need.

Other than that, go. Take the good advice. Take masks and gloves and hand sanitizer if you have enough.

Some risks just have to be taken.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 11:52 PM (Zz0t1)

484 Again, no fucking thanks.

We'll be good if everyone would just sit still for a little. More resources are being poured into this thing than anything in the history of this country. Are you good right now? Then stay that way and wait. Quietly gather weapons and ammo.

Posted by: dartist at April 04, 2020 11:52 PM (K22Va)

485 Hillary is a fine human being and deserves our respect and admiration.

Wait how did that get in there?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:50 PM (BiNEL)


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:52 PM (TdMsT)

486 Can you imagine how bad things would have been under 'a leftist'?

Hillary.
Hillary Clinton, specifically, not just any leftist. Who left the men in Bengazi to die in order to cover up *something* . That's who'd be in charge of everything right now.

Posted by: Methos at April 04, 2020 11:52 PM (kOpft)

487 Of course, officially there are no slot machines anywhere, this did not go over well with the higher ups, and .. the slot machine had to go bye-bye.
Posted by: Common Tater

There's always gotta be one.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 04, 2020 11:52 PM (SfYbS)

488 Thank you all for your support, advice and prayers.

I can't tell you how much it means to me.

I'm calling it a night. Cheers!

Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:53 PM (s9Eo8)

489 Common Tater, great story.

Back when men were men, and a f***ing US Navy submarine could have a slot machine just added to the boat by the crew, until caught.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 04, 2020 11:53 PM (El6T/)

490 480 Hrothgar, it doesn't help that Apple has farmed out their autocucumber function oversight to the DNC
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:44 PM (L

Hillary is a fine human being and deserves our respect and admiration.

Wait how did that get in there?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:50 PM (BiNEL)

Why don't you pass the time by playing a little solitaire?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 11:53 PM (NWiLs)

491 Thank God this disaster happened under President Trump.

Can you imagine how bad things would have been under a leftist?
Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:43 PM (TdMsT)


I am of the ilk that believe this happened BECAUSE of Trump. Were Hillary president, we wouldn't have been attacked like this.

I do not BLAME Trump because he's doing what's best for America and it's future.

Nothing will be the same, but I only hope that China is never the same either.

They need a revolution.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 11:53 PM (Zz0t1)

492 night, bucky.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:53 PM (KP5rU)

493 Thanks for the ONT.

Gender reveal?

I guess it is an excuse to shoot kinetically sensitive explosives.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 04, 2020 11:54 PM (A5zUN)

494 President Trump just amazes me.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:49 PM (TdMsT)

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Yep. Everything depends on him. Unfortunately, there is no Plan B.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 11:54 PM (XVuno)

495 Hillary Clinton is the Red Queen and Manchurian Candidate all rolled into one.

Thankfully she will never be President. Unless she pushes Joey Bidet off a ledge.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:54 PM (XRarA)

496 President Trump just amazes me.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:49 PM (TdMsT)

When does he sleep?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:54 PM (BiNEL)

497 I pray daily that china is reduced back to beating the dirt with sticks.
Posted by: Berserker


Away from the big cities, there are many a Chinese dirt poor farming with sticks ...

Posted by: Adriane the The Rich are Different Critic ... at April 04, 2020 11:55 PM (LPnfS)

498 468 Can you imagine how bad things would have been under a leftist?
Posted by: Ladyl

What difference does it make!?
Hahahahaha
*hic*
*shart*
Posted by: Hillary! at April 04, 2020 11:44 PM (SfYbS)

That is funny as hell! Comedy gold!!

*burp*

*snort*

*riiiiiiip*

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 04, 2020 11:55 PM (JP4mP)

499 Chavez, just caught your message about your coworker I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you can be of some comfort to them in some way, how awful.

Posted by: Farmer at April 04, 2020 11:55 PM (oSNiq)

500 Good night, Bucky.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:55 PM (TdMsT)

501 Welcome back, MisHum!

Was starting to worry you'd left us for greener pastures, like the Dispatch or something!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist at April 04, 2020 11:55 PM (ZQEWK)

502 499: thanks, farmer. be careful out there.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:56 PM (KP5rU)

503 496 President Trump just amazes me.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:49 PM (TdMsT)

When does he sleep?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:54 PM (BiNEL)

You never know, Donald is Master Level at sleeping with eyes open.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 04, 2020 11:56 PM (JP4mP)

504 Ghbucky,

I had a friend of the family give me a hug after he learned of my husband's death. I survived it. Take extra clothes and plan on changing afterwards if need be. Do what you can to stay safe, but go.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 04, 2020 11:56 PM (Lqy/e)

505 491 sponge

He gets it. Bodda bing, bodda boom.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 04, 2020 11:56 PM (vuujo)

506 482
A slot machine?

Usually the greatest thing stolen ever for cans or pig-boats was an ice cream machine.


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:52 PM (XRarA)

That was a thing in WWII. A destroyer or submarine that rescued an aircrew would return then to the carrier for a "ransom" paid in ice cream.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 04, 2020 11:57 PM (eg2vB)

507 Thankfully she will never be President. Unless she pushes Joey Bidet off a ledge.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:54 PM (XRarA


She seems to be holding up better than he is.

Posted by: Emmie's kitteh at April 04, 2020 11:57 PM (ouBhA)

508 455-I'm sorry folks. ONT should be fun.
Posted by: ghbucky at April 04, 2020 11:40 PM

So sorry for your situation. I have read stories of two funerals a week apart in Dougherty County, GA that caused an explosion of CCP cases. However, they were in late February and no one attending was aware of the danger of this virus. If you do decide to go, at least you will be aware of the risks and be able to take measures to mitigate them.

Also, I would suggest to BeckoningChasm and others that may be suddenly suffering feelings of despondency/depression to make sure you are taking Vitamin D. These are symptoms of a deficiency that can certainly be a result of being cooped up at home.

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 04, 2020 11:58 PM (qe5CM)

509 Sooo--

If the Chinese flu will die out supposedly via social distancing--does that mean all the other viruses (cold, flu, pneumonia, etc) will die out as well?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:58 PM (TdMsT)

510 She seems to be holding up better than he is.
Posted by: Emmie's kitteh at April 04, 2020 11:57 PM (ouBhA)

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To be fair, Sunset Joe doesn't need to cling to a bollard to stay upright.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 11:58 PM (XVuno)

511 I hit the grocery store today.

Tomato products were restocked.

Meat was in good shape.

There was even bread on the shelves.

Did not check toilet paper and paper towels. Kind of an oversight.

Think the panic is starting to relax it's grip (although I did see people out in masks.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 04, 2020 11:58 PM (A5zUN)

512 Usually the greatest thing stolen ever for cans or pig-boats was an ice cream machine.

He mentioned that too, they had a lot of ice cream. Said the food on the sub was great. For some reason a lot of stuff on the sub was frozen. Said they had crap stuffed everywhere when first setting out. Even his "bunk" was just canvas stretched right over a torpedo.

Ice cream in the Navy has some traditions involved, informal rules and such iirc. I think the ship or folks picking up a splashed naval aviator were within their rights to demand so many gallons of ice cream for the return of the pilot. All in good fun, but ... ice cream is ice cream.

I read somewhere, I think it might have been Mitscher, one of the Navy battleships pulled into Brazil or Argentina or somewhere down there at the start of World War II and bought the whole damn coffee crop. The Navy was not going to be denied their Java.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 04, 2020 11:59 PM (d2mYc)

513 OK that improvised bidet would be very cold. It would work and be a brisk wake up on a cold morning.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at April 04, 2020 11:59 PM (XEC2p)

514 And Chavez, I am sorry for the lose of your friend. You are right to say that we have to take this seriously. But we are human and losing a family member requires touch and being there if possible.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 04, 2020 11:59 PM (Lqy/e)

515 Dartist my ammo cup overfloweth.

Resizing/trimming brass for food for the M1s, then just prime them (already have ammo I want to shoot to finish off a certain kind). Then, some 9mikemike test loads for my new standard bullet, 124g FMJ (standard meaning I've a few thousand, so that'll be all I load for a while, until another similar one is found on sale). Then some 30 carbine for the little M1s, then some 38.

That's just topping up the existing calibers. Guess I could get dies for the 380 and start that, too. And all of this is on top of mumble mumble crap-ton of factory I keep in most calibers as my Strategic Ammo Reserve (not for the apocalypse that ain't coming, but for letting others shoot my guns - only I shoot the reloads - and possibly training classes where factory is required, or for times I don't have time to reload, or components, or whatever).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 04, 2020 11:59 PM (El6T/)

516 507 Thankfully she will never be President. Unless she pushes Joey Bidet off a ledge.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 11:54 PM (XRarA

She seems to be holding up better than he is.
Posted by: Emmie's kitteh at April 04, 2020 11:57 PM (ouBhA)


That's a bar so low that an Olympic gymnast could not limbo under it.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 11:59 PM (dOV9E)

517 Aetius, sounds like my spot of SoCal.

Everything seems to be back in stock except TP, facial tissue, wet wipes and hand sanitizer.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 11:59 PM (L2ZTs)

518
berserker! damn, i was wondering where the hell you went.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:43 PM (KP5rU)


Really haven't had much to say, especially with this overwhelming urge to say fucking Die china Die at the beginning and end of every sentence. The shop is still open, but not quite as busy, so I have been using the time to tweak my own bikes, one which was mothballed for 5-6 years, so I have been dicking around with that and coming home late since I have the keys to the place. A customer gave us a big ass box of cigars, so I go in late, stay later, do a cigar, smoke less cigarettes, do a beer or 2, fuck with my bikes, use it as a new man cave and uh....fucking die china die.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 05, 2020 12:01 AM (9Om/r)

519 Swine fuck Reynolds and his gang of death ghouls over at instapansy are starting to sweat the virus isn't going as badly they predicted. That group of panic mongers have been leading the economic fratricide wave since Feb 10th. Never forget what he and his bastards supported.
Posted by: TeleSkier at April 04, 2020 11:28 PM (ua1m6)


I've been seeing messages like this over the past few days. What is going on?

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:01 AM (LxTcq)

520 If the Chinese flu will die out supposedly via social distancing--does that mean all the other viruses (cold, flu, pneumonia, etc) will die out as well?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:58 PM



Probably... Maybe... It could happen...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 05, 2020 12:01 AM (QHxmP)

521 514; i'm not telling anyone that. i'm just saying be careful. it's real and it's a nightmare for the family to deal with. choose wisely is all i'm saying.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 05, 2020 12:02 AM (KP5rU)

522 Something nice on a tough day in tough times. Cover band from GA called Foxes and Fossils with Can't Hurry Love:

https://youtu.be/EJDPhjQft04

Posted by: Sharkman at April 05, 2020 12:02 AM (i+3WY)

523 all you morons, please be safe. i can't stress that enough. this guy lived a half mile from me. nobody knows how he got it. he's buried already. nobody got to say goodbye. it's real and it sucks. the family is a mess.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 04, 2020 11:25 PM (KP5rU)


Pick an anniversary date - say 6 months and have a memorial service then. Let everybody know that is the plan now, to reduce the helpless feeling.

Gift cards and phone calls for the family ... Order some anonymous take out?

Posted by: Adriane the The Rich are Different Critic ... at April 05, 2020 12:03 AM (LPnfS)

524 520 If the Chinese flu will die out supposedly via social distancing--does that mean all the other viruses (cold, flu, pneumonia, etc) will die out as well?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:58 PM

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It could be the end of the handshake, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 12:03 AM (XVuno)

525 515
Dartist my ammo cup overfloweth.

A man has to keep busy!

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:03 AM (K22Va)

526 Ladyl, thought I saw that there was already a measured sharp drop in positive flu tests, vs. the norm (for this season, this time), attributed to the circuit breaking. And of course that will be a result. I've been carefully reducing/avoiding hand shakes in certain situations, and washing my hands, for several years, specifically to reduce risk of colds. Seems to have worked, though impossible to be sure (but I've had no colds for a long time).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:04 AM (El6T/)

527 I've been seeing messages like this over the past few days. What is going on?

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:01 AM (LxTcq)


Chicom trolls ...

Posted by: Adriane the The Rich are Different Critic ... at April 05, 2020 12:04 AM (LPnfS)

528 Delurking ...

I have scrubbed my hands to the point where cribbed notes from an Algebra exam in HS have appeared.

Twenty Niner. X 2.

Posted by: Eye tie at April 05, 2020 12:04 AM (+RF78)

529 USS Barb, on that sub they had a tradition when they were beginning an attack run to have a couple of cases of beer put into the fridges* so that when all was over they could all properly celebrate with a few ounces of beer each.


*They had beer on board for away parties on shore, like picnic treats. Otherwise at sea the navy was dry. But small vessels like subs, the officers and crew were so close together and so close in age (likely the oldest on board would be senior petty officers) that these sort of shenanigans would happen with everyone knowing to "shut-up until after the war is over - like ten years after".

Every military worth it's weight in tradition does this, and it is a good thing if kept to healthy hijinks only.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 05, 2020 12:05 AM (eg2vB)

530 I have scrubbed my hands to the point where cribbed notes from an Algebra exam in HS have appeared.

Twenty Niner. X 2.
Posted by: Eye tie at April 05, 2020 12:04 AM (+RF78


That's actually quite funny.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:05 AM (Zz0t1)

531 519- I've been seeing messages like this over the past few days. What is going on?
Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:01 AM

I've been noticing the same thing and have no idea. I have been reading Instapundit for over a decade and I am not noticing any significant change in tone over there.

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 12:06 AM (qe5CM)

532 That's actually quite funny.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:05 AM (Zz0t1)

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Meh.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 05, 2020 12:06 AM (XVuno)

533 for real, china is asshoe. time for a reckoning. killed this country for now without firing a shot.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 05, 2020 12:07 AM (KP5rU)

534 It could be the end of the handshake, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Mahk from Zebra Corner did a tutorial on how not to shake hands.
https://youtu.be/Ec-_800hZds

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 12:08 AM (SfYbS)

535 If the Chinese flu will die out supposedly via social distancing--does that mean all the other viruses (cold, flu, pneumonia, etc) will die out as well?
Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 11:58 PM (TdMsT)

If we all lived in boxes six feet apart or more, all transmissible diseases would cease to exist. It's science!

I keep noting that there never seems to ba a comparison as to death rates (or death rate models) from other similar diseases and theoretically we have all that data.

An unbiased honest modeler would surely go back to the last few "flu" variant years and try to duplicate/validate his models against these known data sets and proudly present them to an admiring public,


Bzzzzt: I just got a shock from typing that on my iPad, hmm.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:08 AM (BiNEL)

536

Modern medicine and science have eliminated much of the scourge of infectious disease outbreaks in this country. But I remember reading people over the years who warned this was but a temporary reprieve, because life, which includes pathogens, will find a way.

We made a big leap in fighting them, but they will come back in time.

We had regular outbreaks of terrible diseases in the past here, but it is gone from our collective memory.

It's coming back, and we will adjust again. But we'll have to relearn some things. And that won't be pretty.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 12:09 AM (f1Vqw)

537 Ice cream and Navy, etc. - my favorite (think it's from Tillman's book on the Corsair) was from WWII.

Being Americans at war, the ground crew figured out a way to make ice cream (South Pacific island air base) by attaching a clean fuel tank filled with ice cream ingredients to an F-4U's wing for the combat air patrols.

When the patrols were uneventful, as they usually were, the plane would return, the contents chilled down enough to mix them a bit into a sort of ice cream.

Winning!

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:09 AM (El6T/)

538 MisHum.....


rather extravagant April 1 gag..or maybe just some needed self care?

I hope the latter, and I hope it did you well good sir.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2020 12:09 AM (kFkpX)

539 I read somewhere, I think it might have been
Mitscher, one of the Navy battleships pulled into Brazil or Argentina or
somewhere down there at the start of World War II and bought the whole
damn coffee crop. The Navy was not going to be denied their Java.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 04, 2020 11:59 PM (d2mYc)


I think it was Samuel Eliot Morrison that said the USN ran on fuel oil and coffee.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 05, 2020 12:09 AM (eg2vB)

540
Bzzzzt: I just got a shock from typing that on my iPad, hmm.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:08 AM (BiNEL)


I think you are being tracked!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 12:09 AM (TdMsT)

541
Meh.
Posted by: Amy Schumer at April 05, 2020 12:06 AM (XVuno)


From one who literally knows NOTHING about what's funny.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:12 AM (Zz0t1)

542 As I said this afternoon here, I suggest adoption of the leaping chest-bump, a la NFL players celebrating a touchdown, in place of the handshake.

You all can staff out the details, like how this would work with mixed genders, clergy, elderly, etc.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:12 AM (El6T/)

543 527 I've been seeing messages like this over the past few days. What is going on?

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:01 AM (LxTcq)

Chicom trolls ...
Posted by: Adriane the The Rich are Different Critic ... at April 05, 2020 12:04 AM (LPnfS)

Hank Hill, I mean Glenn Reynolds, is that you?

Reynolds is a hyper-pussy bitch who finally stopped his daily BS update of all fakenews links from fakenews sites trying to cause mass hysteria. He has been banning people who have been calling out his hair-on-fire end of the world BS.
Not chicom trolls ... mmmkay?

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:12 AM (JP4mP)

544 for real, china is asshoe. time for a reckoning. killed this country for now without firing a shot.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 05, 2020 12:07 AM (KP5rU)


This long distance dedication goes out to Chavez the Hugo......

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:13 AM (Zz0t1)

545 I am of the ilk that believe this happened BECAUSE of Trump. Were Hillary president, we wouldn't have been attacked like this.

Depends on who you believe the perpetrators are and what is to be gained.

I don't get the upside for China here.

I do see how this benefits the politically connected. Like the four Senators that protected themselves by using advanced knowledge. We do know that Senators trade that kind of inside information for serious "campaign contributions" and other considerations.

So lets say that you are very wealthy, own some congress critters, and you aspire to increasing your power and influence. So you get out of the market early, let the markets totally crash with the idea that you buy everything for pennies on the dollar before it goes back up.

The politicians are hiding any information from us regarding if/when they will permit us to work or produce any taxable wealth, but all they need to do is let their patrons know a few days in advance of when they intend to lift this evil, the patrons scoop up equities in large quantities, using zero interest loans on top of the money they have kept, which stirs people into thinking the markets are returning.

Remember Trump kept telling us that the market will do a 'V', so he is aware that we are watching the greatest wealth transfer the planet has ever witnessed.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if we see a modern day Trillionaire or two because of this.

Posted by: 🐧 at April 05, 2020 12:13 AM (uYQjf)

546 I've been noticing the same thing and have no idea. I have been reading Instapundit for over a decade and I am not noticing any significant change in tone over there.
Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 12:06 AM (qe5CM)

I am an infrequent insty reader, but I don't see this purported change in tone, maybe a cross-blog troll that lost his way?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:13 AM (BiNEL)

547 thanks, sponge.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 05, 2020 12:14 AM (KP5rU)

548
Everything seems to be back in stock except TP, facial tissue, wet wipes and hand sanitizer.
Posted by: qdpsteve
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I scored a 1/2 gallon of Clorox today. I've been terribly concerned about dingy underwear.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (LxqES)

549 546 I've been noticing the same thing and have no idea. I have been reading Instapundit for over a decade and I am not noticing any significant change in tone over there.
Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 12:06 AM (qe5CM)

I am an infrequent insty reader, but I don't see this purported change in tone, maybe a cross-blog troll that lost his way?


Do you guys frequent the comments section?

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (JP4mP)

550 Not chicom trolls ... mmmkay?
Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:12 AM (JP4mP)


Chicom troll with good grasp of mean girl speak ...

meh.

Posted by: Adriane the The Rich are Different Critic ... at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (LPnfS)

551 542
As I said this afternoon here, I suggest adoption of the leaping
chest-bump, a la NFL players celebrating a touchdown, in place of the
handshake.

With a bleef out into your face when you hit?

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (K22Va)

552 Didn't The Andrews Sisters sing "The Cross-Blog Troll"?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (SfYbS)

553 I used to like Zappa more than I do now.

Posted by: Miklos, who hates when you ruin it by over doin' it at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (QzkSJ)

554 dartist, work with me here

Just spitballin'

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (El6T/)

555 Mike Hammer: score! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 12:16 AM (L2ZTs)

556 thanks, sponge.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 05, 2020 12:14 AM (KP5rU)


I help where I can.

No matter how small.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:16 AM (Zz0t1)

557 550 Not chicom trolls ... mmmkay?
Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:12 AM (JP4mP)

Chicom troll with good grasp of mean girl speak ...

meh.
Posted by: Adriane the The Rich are Different Critic ... at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (LPnfS)

Asshole who doesn't know what he/she speaks of.
Feh.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:17 AM (JP4mP)

558 Do you guys frequent the comments section?
Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (JP4mP)

Does your goalpost have wheels?

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:17 AM (LxTcq)

559
I think it was Samuel Eliot Morrison that said the USN ran on fuel oil and coffee.
Posted by: Mikey NTH
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So, different than the Royal Navy?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 12:17 AM (LxqES)

560 I think you are being tracked!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 05, 2020 12:09 AM (TdMsT)

Now my phone has started blinking a target symbol!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:17 AM (BiNEL)

561 553 I used to like Zappa more than I do now.
Posted by: Miklos, who hates when you ruin it by over doin' it at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (QzkSJ)

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He's a dis-acquired taste.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 12:17 AM (XVuno)

562 Reynolds was fairly alarmist about Wuflu early on; he's among those who seem to have no ability to acknowledge the limited nature of the data he was relying on. (Hilariously, his wife was dropping affiliate links for buying toilet paper during the early days.)

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 05, 2020 12:17 AM (H5knJ)

563 Just spitballin'

I'm trying brother. You write 1000 better than me.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:18 AM (K22Va)

564 I think it was Samuel Eliot Morrison that said the USN ran on fuel oil and coffee.
Posted by: Mikey NTH
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So, different than the Royal Navy?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 12:17 AM (LxqES)

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Extract the rum and sodomy, then correct.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 12:18 AM (XVuno)

565 dartist, work with me here

Just spitballin'
Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (El6T/)

Maybe we could all wear propeller beanies, with a string with a ring on the end to pull to make the propeller spin?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 12:18 AM (miJU3)

566 A trick for obtaining bleach: pool stores. At least in CA, they're on the essential list. As the clerk explained to me, no one wants pools to turn into stagnant water for mosquitos to breed in. So you go there, and they will likely have plenty of 12% liquid chlorine (the supermarket stuff is 6%), and you're good to go.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 12:19 AM (dOV9E)

567 sorry to be a downer. i'll do better. with that, be safe, and be well. i'm out.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 05, 2020 12:19 AM (KP5rU)

568 I don't get the upside for China here.

Has little to do with China.

No one blames Mexico for the Swine Flu even though it killed more people.

No one blames the Middle East for MERS.

Has to do with taking down Trump.

Posted by: Adriane the The Rich are Different Critic ... at April 05, 2020 12:19 AM (LPnfS)

569 It wouldn't surprise me at all if we see a modern day Trillionaire or two because of this.
Posted by: X at April 05, 2020 12:13 AM (uYQjf)

I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that we will be seeing many newly minted paupers sooner rather than later!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:19 AM (BiNEL)

570
Now my phone has started blinking a target symbol!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
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Drop phone
Run

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 12:19 AM (LxqES)

571 Cicero, my intel source in your marina sez he's seen several boats packed with revelers heading out to party this past week (this guy is using this time to do extensive work on his boat).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:19 AM (El6T/)

572 times

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:19 AM (K22Va)

573 127 Either way, it's a skunk beer.



Yeah, I can't drink beer from green or clear bottles. They always taste skunky to me.
Posted by: no good deed at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (MmFTx)

Brown bottles protect the flavor of the beer from light.

At least that's what I was told at the Rainier Brewery in the early 80's during a tour.

I have no reason to doubt them, they have been around (new owners of course) for over a century.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 12:19 AM (sy5kK)

574 Motherfuckinghamspsterfucker

Calm the fuck down. It's going to be ok.
Jeebus.

Wash your hands
Keep your hands away from your face
Stay home if you're sick

Do I really have to keep saying this?
Calm
The
Fuck
Down

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 05, 2020 12:20 AM (HuBMa)

575 I scored a 1/2 gallon of Clorox today. I've been terribly concerned about dingy underwear.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Girls and boys would disinfect their underwear together.

Maybe that was an 80s thing.

Trust, but verify.

Posted by: Miklos, Youthful Reagan Voter at April 05, 2020 12:20 AM (QzkSJ)

576 558 Do you guys frequent the comments section?
Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM (JP4mP)

Does your goalpost have wheels?
Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:17 AM (LxTcq)

How so? One commenter said he is an infrequent visitor at instapundit, so I asked if he visited the comments section, in order to get a better view of what was going on over there.
Comprehension lacking?

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:20 AM (JP4mP)

577 I remember playing doctor as a kid, but we didn't have ventilators then, so it was more fun.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 12:21 AM (dOV9E)

578 Night chavez.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:22 AM (A5zUN)

579 Thought the panic had all been hoarded by those proclaiming the permanent end of civilization, the economy, freedom, decency, and baby ducks - some who are regulars here - so didn't think there was any left over for those worried about the bug. Just an impression.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:22 AM (El6T/)

580 sorry to be a downer. i'll do better. with that, be safe, and be well. i'm out.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 05, 2020 12:19 AM (KP5rU)


Stay save, man. We're praying for you and your friend.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:23 AM (Zz0t1)

581 Yeah, I can't drink beer from green or clear bottles. They always taste skunky to me.
Posted by: no good deed at April 04, 2020 10:20 PM (MmFTx)

Brown bottles protect the flavor of the beer from light.

At least that's what I was told at the Rainier Brewery in the early 80's during a tour.

I have no reason to doubt them, they have been around (new owners of course) for over a century.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

That's why I drink from cans: light can't penetrate and it's dangerous to Stone Cold beer in bottles.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 12:23 AM (SfYbS)

582 *safe

Damn fingers.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:23 AM (Zz0t1)

583 Nurse ratched

This is a girl that knows her shit. Listen.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:23 AM (K22Va)

584 Kwai, entertain me.

Talk about random shit like everyone else here, make me laugh like everyone else here, and manage to not talk about Insty for a little while, just like everyone else here.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:23 AM (LxTcq)

585 Now my phone has started blinking a target symbol!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


Drone strike.

That's the only explanation.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:23 AM (Zz0t1)

586 Depends on who you believe the perpetrators are and what is to be gained.



I don't get the upside for China here.

---
Dude, your reasonable options here are
1) China did it deliberately as a population control measure (because they got hit first).
2)The initial release was accidental, China covered it up because they knew it might be something out of the lab near where the early infections were, and let potentially diseased people from the region travel around the world without warning everyone in order to not be the only nation disadvantaged from the outbreak.
3)It was an accident, plus the cultural obsession with saving face, plus denial of a loss of control, plus the incompetence that tends to be prmoted within communist societies.
In each instance the guilty party is the ChiComs, either malicious, or negligent, or a combination. But there isn't any real possibility of anyone else to blame until you get to the handling of the situation.

Posted by: Methos at April 05, 2020 12:23 AM (kOpft)

587 559

Up until 1975...it was fuel oil and the daily ration of RUM!!!

"Blimey Mate."

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2020 12:24 AM (kFkpX)

588 BourbonChicken - what, I make you laugh?

Like a clown??

You think I'm funny like a clown??!!

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:24 AM (El6T/)

589 I remember playing doctor as a kid, but we didn't have ventilators then, so it was more fun.
Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 12:21 AM (dOV9E)


Postmodern Rodney Dangerfield:

"Me and my sister used to play doctor. She didn't like me either. She'd declare me dead and then try to bury me alive."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 12:24 AM (L2ZTs)

590 537
Ice cream and Navy, etc. - my favorite (think it's from Tillman's book on the Corsair) was from WWII.



Being Americans at war, the ground crew figured out a way to make
ice cream (South Pacific island air base) by attaching a clean fuel tank
filled with ice cream ingredients to an F-4U's wing for the combat air
patrols.



When the patrols were uneventful, as they usually were, the plane
would return, the contents chilled down enough to mix them a bit into a
sort of ice cream.



Winning!



Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:09 AM (El6T/)




"Tales of the South Pacific" was fiction, of course. But it was based on a lot of stories of what the very clever, very devious, Americans did to make life away from home a lot more enjoyable. Like the one guy with the clapped-out TBF that he used for trading, carrying beer along in the bomb bay, and using that to barter.


And if I recall correctly, when the British Pacific Fleet got on scene for Okinawa (and the local USN were real happy that the number of targets had increased, because hey - odds) the British carriers had a problem with the belly tanks for the Seafires. The tanks were bad and leaking, they needed new tanks.

They determined that P-40 belly tanks would fit. And there was an Australian airbase that ran P-40s. So a destroyer was sent with a couple of cases of scotch. Not the usual local produced-tastes-like-two-cycle-with-brown-food-coloring-scotch, but actual real from Scotland Scotch*. The negotiations did not last long. The offer was made:

"We need every drop tank you have. We'll give you this."

"For that you can have the whole damned base."



That was a very crowded destroyer that rejoined the BPF. So many drop tanks.


*Unlike the USN, the RN was Not Dry. They were very popular in joint task forces.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 05, 2020 12:25 AM (eg2vB)

591 Haven't noticed anything different about Instapundit's blog itself.

The commenters, well... the commenters're better here.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 12:25 AM (ykYG2)

592 I'm'a jus' gonna th'ow this in here ...

This is Palm Sunday coming up, right? Or already there for y'all on east-of-me saving clocks.

Jesus pulling one of the greatest PR stunts in history, quietly riding into town on an ass while the crowds go wild. Hey, you asshoe guys out to keel him, y'can't touch him, can you? He's in total control. All the way through the week.

♪ (Caiaphas) Tell the rabble to be quiet
We anticipate a riot
This common crowd
Is much too loud

Tell the mob who sing your song
That they are fools and they are wrong
They are a curse
They should disperse...

(Jesus) Why waste your time
Moaning at the crowds?
Nothing can be done
to stop the shouting
If ev'ry tongue was still
the noise would still continue
The rocks and stones themselves
would start to sing...


Why is this the greatest lyric in that somewhat confused rock opera? Because Jesus really said that about the rocks and I believe he meant it. The excitement of that hour could not have been contained.

Alas, so few days later, the same crowds called out "Barrabas! Barrabas!"

But that's a story for another day.

Posted by: mindful webworker
if modern media covered Easter week...!
at April 05, 2020 12:25 AM (AoLFQ)

593 Cicero, my intel source in your marina sez he's seen several boats packed with revelers heading out to party this past week (this guy is using this time to do extensive work on his boat).
Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:19 AM (El6T/)

--------

I haven't been down there in several weeks because of the crappy weather. I do know that the new marina operating company has pledged itself to HOA-level enforcement standards against unlawful assemblies of boating miscreants who violate the social distancing rules.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 12:25 AM (XVuno)

594 I remember playing doctor as a kid, but we didn't have ventilators then, so it was more fun.
Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 12:21 AM (dOV9E)

Get the Kenner Junior Plague Doctor kit! Includes Plague Doctor mask, stethoscope on ten-foot pole, slingshot for administering chloroquine pills (not included), and an animatronic Dr. Fauci that screams, "We're all gonna Die".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 12:25 AM (miJU3)

595 The RAF, "here chap, hold my beer."

https://preview.tinyurl.com/t2xxym8

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 12:26 AM (XRarA)

596 584 Kwai, entertain me.

Talk about random shit like everyone else here, make me laugh like everyone else here, and manage to not talk about Insty for a little while, just like everyone else here.
Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:23 AM (LxTcq)

Look, I didn't bring it up, someone else did. I don't go to instapundit anymore because of all the vapid, alarmist BS. I like it over here much better, and I'd just as soon drop it also.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:27 AM (JP4mP)

597 rhomboid: I suggest adoption of the leaping chest-bump, a la NFL players celebrating a touchdown, in place of the handshake.

I was thinking more along the lines of spitting into one's palm before shaking hands. Bro! No fear!

Posted by: mindful webworker
if modern media covered Easter week...!
at April 05, 2020 12:27 AM (AoLFQ)

598 Do you guys frequent the comments section?
Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM

Of course not! The only place a sane comment section can be found is AoS!

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 12:28 AM (qe5CM)

599 576
To answer your question, Yes, I intermittently read insty to see what insty thinks, I could care less about what his commenters think/post and I don't think his commenters "are" the reason to read insty.
The only commenters worth reading are all here at AoS so I don't waste my time looking at second class commenters elsewhere!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:28 AM (BiNEL)

600 Moonbeam
Well done!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:28 AM (BiNEL)

601 My thought is that the ChiComs in Wuhan brought a bat virus into the lab, to study because they were worried about the possibility of epidemic. The virus then got out by accident.

Communists are evil and stupid, but not evil and stupid enough to think they could make a controllable virus in the lab. They ARE evil and stupid enough to run some experiments without adequate controls because of bungling bureaucracy and arrogant management.

This is a Chernobyl event, in short, except deadlier.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 12:29 AM (ykYG2)

602 Up until 1975...it was fuel oil and the daily ration of RUM!!!

"Blimey Mate."
Posted by: Nightwatch

Heart of oak, liver of iron.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 12:29 AM (SfYbS)

603 598 Do you guys frequent the comments section?
Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:15 AM

Of course not! The only place a sane comment section can be found is AoS!
Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 12:28 AM (qe5CM)

Agreed!

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:30 AM (JP4mP)

604 0 out of 3.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:30 AM (LxTcq)

605 Instapundit has one of them there modern comment sections, right? With the threaded comments?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:30 AM (A5zUN)

606 605 Instapundit has one of them there modern comment sections, right? With the threaded comments?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:30 AM (A5zUN)


Bet they don't even have a barrel.

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 12:31 AM (dOV9E)

607 Instapundit has one of them there modern comment sections, right? With the threaded comments?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:30 AM (A5zUN)

---------

It's no LGF.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 12:31 AM (XVuno)

608 Sit still and get drunk for a few weeks. Wait, that's what I always do.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:31 AM (K22Va)

609 Instapundit has one of them there modern comment sections, right? With the threaded comments?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:30 AM (A5zUN)


Disqus.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:31 AM (Zz0t1)

610 599 576
To answer your question, Yes, I intermittently read insty to see what insty thinks, I could care less about what his commenters think/post and I don't think his commenters "are" the reason to read insty.
The only commenters worth reading are all here at AoS so I don't waste my time looking at second class commenters elsewhere!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:28 AM (BiNEL)

Don't be butthurt. I just asked to see if you had witnessed what went on over there.
Not.A.Big.Deal.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:31 AM (JP4mP)

611 Heart of oak, liver of iron.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable

Save the liver!

Posted by: Julia Mikos-Child at April 05, 2020 12:32 AM (QzkSJ)

612 The entire comments section over there is The Barrel.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 05, 2020 12:32 AM (H5knJ)

613 (sits on my ass)
(sits on my ass)
Chi-com plague arrives
(sits on my ass)
(sits on my ass)
Wait, I'm kind of a hero!

Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 12:32 AM (dOV9E)

614 608 Sit still and get drunk for a few weeks. Wait, that's what I always do.
Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:31 AM (K22Va)

---------

By all means, avoid any sudden change in routine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 12:32 AM (XVuno)

615 Wait, I'm kind of a hero!
Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 12:32 AM (dOV9E)

You were ahead of the trend!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:33 AM (A5zUN)

616 The commenters, well... the commenters're better here.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 12:25 AM

True compared to most sites. I even stopped reading comments at Neocon as the good commenters faded out and the autistic dude continued full-throttle.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 12:33 AM (/+bwe)

617 Insty's comment section so fat, bitch's blood type is Ragu.

Am I doing this right?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 12:33 AM (SfYbS)

618 It was very common in the SWPA for units to have a bird or two just dedicated to flights to Australia for supplies. The bomber units had it easier of course in this matter but P-61 units were no slouches as they would fill the RO station in the back of the fuselage pod with all kinds of perishable goodies.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 12:33 AM (XRarA)

619 605 Instapundit has one of them there modern comment sections, right? With the threaded comments?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:30 AM (A5zUN)

They do! And one gets the coveted upvote! lol

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:33 AM (JP4mP)

620 Wait, I'm kind of a hero!
Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 12:32 AM (dOV9E)

Yep, there's you, and then there's Audie Murphy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:33 AM (A5zUN)

621 0 out of 3.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

A model is a model is a model.

Posted by: Dr. Gertrude Stein-Fauci at April 05, 2020 12:34 AM (QzkSJ)

622 Friend was trying to find out if he could take his boat out. He water skis. The Columbia is shut down as is fishing on the rivers. But sounds like you could take a boat out if you could find a place to launch.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM (Lqy/e)

623 600 Moonbeam
Well done!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:28 AM

OMG! You made my night (and proved my point ;-)

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM (qe5CM)

624 610
Works for me!
I'm out!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM (BiNEL)

625 That isn't a good test, because when I was young and poor and gifted with alcohol, I would drink through that alcohol, no matter what (usually after getting pre-lit on something I liked.) The real test is if he buys it of hi own free will*after* you have given him that.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 04, 2020 11:28 PM (eg2vB)


It's his drink of choice at the bowling alley.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM (r6GXX)

626 DARPA should look into weaponized woodpeckers carrying highly contagious avian flu to release into CHI-nah.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM (NWiLs)

627 "Not chicom trolls ... mmmkay?"

No, but there certainly are a few wingnuts floating around over there...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM (7s3Gx)

628 Wait, I'm kind of a hero!
Posted by: Splunge at April 05, 2020 12:32 AM (dOV9E)

Yep, there's you, and then there's Audie Murphy.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:33 AM (A5zUN)


What about us?

Posted by: Mal Reynolds and Zoe Washbourne at April 05, 2020 12:36 AM (LPnfS)

629 Flavored Zima in a can.
Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 11:37 PM


Zima was better than this stuff.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 05, 2020 12:36 AM (r6GXX)

630 627 "Not chicom trolls ... mmmkay?"

No, but there certainly are a few wingnuts floating around over there...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM (7s3Gx)

Without a doubt.

I do like Sarah Hoyt.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:36 AM (JP4mP)

631 Night Hrothgar.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:36 AM (A5zUN)

632 Mikey NTH,

Someone built a Beer Spitfire
http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/151025.aspx

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 12:37 AM (XRarA)

633 But sounds like you could take a boat out if you could find a place to launch.
Posted by: Notsothoreau
--------

That's what we did!

Posted by: Missing Kennedys at April 05, 2020 12:37 AM (LxqES)

634 The only alcohol I could not finish that I can remember was Galliano (I HATE licorice/anise) and Sapporo (the beer.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (A5zUN)

635 Yo Mamma so fat-

She bleeds gravy.

Biscuit gravy baby, that why we Love her!

Posted by: Miklos, candidate for various Congressional Distericts at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (QzkSJ)

636 DARPA should look into weaponized woodpeckers carrying highly contagious avian flu to release into CHI-nah.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM

Insom, do you have a newsletter?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (/+bwe)

637 Friend was trying to find out if he could take his boat out. He water skis. The Columbia is shut down as is fishing on the rivers. But sounds like you could take a boat out if you could find a place to launch.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM (Lqy/e)

I don't know why the idiot governors are shutting down boating and fishing. Very few outdoor activities more naturally solitary than that. And if you go out boating with a group, it's usually friends and family that you are already socially close to.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (miJU3)

638 A model is a model is a model.
Posted by: Dr. Gertrude Stein-Fauci at April 05, 2020 12:34 AM (QzkSJ)

Works well for global warmening

Twenty dollars same as for a new ice age!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (BiNEL)

639
It's his drink of choice at the bowling alley.





Posted by: Chuck C at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM (r6GXX)


Well, that's on his soul, isn't it?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (eg2vB)

640 I am convinced we survivors will NEVER get an honest
accounting or statistics of this debacle.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:29 PM (BiNEL)

It's to cover up their profound stupidity more than anything else.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2020 12:39 AM (dLLD6)

641 Sapporo (the beer.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (A5zUN)


I can drink Sapporo, no issue.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:40 AM (Zz0t1)

642 632
Mikey NTH,

Someone built a Beer Spitfire
http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/151025.aspx


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 12:37 AM (XRarA)


*smiles and chuckles - humanity remains true to course*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 05, 2020 12:40 AM (eg2vB)

643 Dollars to donuts they are not down at all but are just being reported as "suspected Covid 19".
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at April 04, 2020 11:13 PM (nAiE/)


The not always dead on accurate Gateway Pundit has a post that the CDC has directed all deaths that might 'have been' related to Kung Flu to be listed as COVID-19... and do not test.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 12:40 AM (1g7ch)

644 Twenty dollars same as for a new ice age!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (BiNEL)

-------

What's the surcharge for global famine?

Posted by: Dr. Paul Ehrlich, The World's Wrongest Scientist at April 05, 2020 12:40 AM (XVuno)

645 Aetius451AD

Thanks, this time is for reelz!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 05, 2020 12:40 AM (BiNEL)

646 636 DARPA should look into weaponized woodpeckers carrying highly contagious avian flu to release into CHI-nah.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:35 AM

Insom, do you have a newsletter?
Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (/+bwe)

Heh. I'm sure I could whip something up.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:41 AM (NWiLs)

647 Mikey, good story.

A deceased friend who was a USMC aviation ordnance guy (Guadalcanal, Roi-Namur, Okinawa) was an 18-yr old in VMF-122 when Boyington was XO of the squadron at the Canal. He clearly remembered that Pappy somehow wangled a few cases of beer from one of the Navy supply visits, and asked the skipper if he'd like to distribute some to the guys. CO said no - some of these kids might have never had a drink - to which Boyington replied "well OK, but *I'm* getting drunk!".

Also - sailors delivering supplies from the ships were ready customers (suckers) for fake Jap flags made from parachute silk.

Drinking and commerce, amidst the killing and blowing s**t up.

A kind of paradise, if you think about it.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (El6T/)

648 I can drink Sapporo, no issue.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:40 AM (Zz0t1)

I am not sure whether it was simply a bad bottle or what, it was nasty (this was... '97ish?) and I have never tried it again.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (A5zUN)

649
Heh. I'm sure I could whip something up.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:41 AM (NWiLs)


Don't forget your cut and jib.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (Zz0t1)

650 Yeah...

But don't take your paddle board out off the Malibu pier...

they will put you in bracelets and haul you off to da pokey....

fer shizzle....

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (kFkpX)

651 Someone built a Beer Spitfire
http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/151025.aspx
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Ah..., and the evergreen Skyraider https://tinyurl.com/tu2zyb3

Posted by: Missing Kennedys at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (LxqES)

652 Japan's Unit 731 would hand out chocolate laced with typhus to Chinese children.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (XRarA)

653 There has been no salsa in the stores for a month, and my omelets are not festive. NOT. FESTIVE.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (LxTcq)

654 One of the loveliest things I have ever known are large breasted Italian girls.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (K22Va)

655 And if you go out boating with a group, it's usually friends and family that you are already socially close to.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (miJU3)


And you can send selfies of you and your $600 million super yacht on Instagram ...

Posted by: Adriane the Titanic should have been a Zeppelin Critic ... at April 05, 2020 12:43 AM (LPnfS)

656 649
Heh. I'm sure I could whip something up.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:41 AM (NWiLs)

Don't forget your cut and jib.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (Zz0t1)

The cut of my jib has broad appeal, it seems.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:43 AM (NWiLs)

657 President Johnson, "There is no bomb shortage in Vietnam!"

US Navy, "Oh yeah?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 12:43 AM (XRarA)

658 654 One of the loveliest things I have ever known are large breasted Italian girls.
Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (K22Va)

Random. ... But agreed.

*fistbump*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:44 AM (A5zUN)

659 654 One of the loveliest things I have ever known are large breasted Italian girls.
Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (K22Va)

Never known any.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:44 AM (NWiLs)

660 And yes, I do comment at Instapundit. And there seem to be a lot of people that are very...


dramatic.


The old phrase "Get a grip on yourself" needs to be said once more, in my opinion.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 05, 2020 12:44 AM (eg2vB)

661 653 There has been no salsa in the stores for a month, and my omelets are not festive. NOT. FESTIVE.
Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (LxTcq)


---------

This.

Will.

Not.

Stand.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 12:45 AM (XVuno)

662 The old phrase "Get a grip on yourself" needs to be said once more, in my opinion.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 05, 2020 12:44 AM (eg2vB)

That is one of the things that makes ace seem to stand out. Most people go for the drama and the... spectacle(?) of their comments. Here it seems much more like a conversation.

That is one of the reasons I think some who start here for the first time get called out as trolls when they might not actually be. Putting on the drama queen crown and spouting off is just what they are accustomed to.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:46 AM (A5zUN)

663 I suppose all those wealthy folks who bought retreats in New Zealand in recent years were on to something...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 05, 2020 12:47 AM (QHxmP)

664 Now there's a salsa shortage? Outrage!

Toilet paper, that I can handle, but salsa??

OK, I am changing my position. This *is* the end of our civilization.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:47 AM (El6T/)

665 There has been no salsa in the stores for a month, and my omelets are not festive. NOT. FESTIVE.
Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (LxTcq)


make it from scratch. always better.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 05, 2020 12:47 AM (1g7ch)

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:47 AM (NWiLs)

667 The (lack of) testing for Covid in the USA is a disgrace.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 05, 2020 12:47 AM (ykYG2)

668 There has been no salsa in the stores for a month, and my omelets are not festive. NOT. FESTIVE.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (LxTcq)


Try Trader Joes. They may not have salsa, but they might have some savory jellies. Some of which have various peppers in them.

Posted by: Adriane the Ethic Food Critic ... at April 05, 2020 12:47 AM (LPnfS)

669 I just bought salsa from the store and from a Mexican restaurant today.

No shortage here.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM (Zz0t1)

670 It's WA state. They want just the rich to have access to the water.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM (Lqy/e)

671 ICM produces a 1/48 scale Spitfire kit with the beer kegs under the wings.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/r7wes7b

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM (XRarA)

672 661 653 There has been no salsa in the stores for a month, and my omelets are not festive. NOT. FESTIVE.
Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (LxTcq)

Is there a Mexican restaurant in your neighborhood? Maybe you could order it as take-out. Otherwise, Walgreen's has a food section but the selection is limited.

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM (qe5CM)

673 666
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:47 AM (NWiLs)


Well done, hellboy.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM (Zz0t1)

674 663 I suppose all those wealthy folks who bought retreats in New Zealand in recent years were on to something...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 05, 2020 12:47 AM (QHxmP)

They like private time with sheep?

Sorry, the only things I know about New Zealand is that they have sheep and Lord of the Rings movies. And gun control.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM (A5zUN)

675 Insomniac has the mark of the devil. Fiddle competition to follow.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM (XVuno)

676 Putting on the drama queen crown and spouting off is just what they are accustomed to.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

I can see that, but they should have the good taste to lurk for a bit to get the feel of the place.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM (SfYbS)

677 660 And yes, I do comment at Instapundit. And there seem to be a lot of people that are very...


dramatic.


The old phrase "Get a grip on yourself" needs to be said once more, in my opinion.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 05, 2020 12:44 AM (eg2vB)

No joke. I like Ace (and the CoB's) because he is a writer, not just a linker.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:49 AM (JP4mP)

678 And gun control.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM



Lucy Lawless.

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 05, 2020 12:49 AM (QHxmP)

679 Good night Mrs.Calabash wherever you are.

Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM (K22Va)

680 So that's how Insom got a job! He sold his soul to the devil!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM (L2ZTs)

681 I'm in a bind 'cause I'm way behind, and I'm willing to make a deal.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM (NWiLs)

682 I can see that, but they should have the good taste to lurk for a bit to get the feel of the place.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM (SfYbS)

I dunno. Lurking can become a habit. Let her rip, just keep the drama to a minimum and tell us where it hurts.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM (A5zUN)

683 So that's how Insom got a job! He sold his soul to the devil!
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM (L2ZTs)


Never go full Kennedy family.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM (Zz0t1)

684 680 So that's how Insom got a job! He sold his soul to the devil!
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM (L2ZTs)

It's been said I have no soul to sell.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:51 AM (NWiLs)

685 Although, Lucy Worseley is more my type, I suppose...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 05, 2020 12:51 AM (QHxmP)

686 So that's how Insom got a job! He sold his soul to the devil!
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM (L2ZTs)


Took a trip to the cross roads did he ?

Posted by: Adriane the Robert Johnson Critic ... at April 05, 2020 12:51 AM (LPnfS)

687 Lucy Lawless.
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 05, 2020 12:49 AM (QHxmP)

Blond Lucy Lawless should have been standard from the beginning. It is amazing how much more attractive she is. And the accent.

Maybe it's just me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:51 AM (A5zUN)

688 Evening horde. Rum and OJ, does that have a name? *Clink*

Posted by: zeera at April 05, 2020 12:52 AM (zUdXR)

689 It's been said I have no soul to sell.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:51 AM (NWiLs)

----------

Don't start making incriminating admissions now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 12:52 AM (XVuno)

690 686 So that's how Insom got a job! He sold his soul to the devil!
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM (L2ZTs)

Took a trip to the cross roads did he ?
Posted by: Adriane the Robert Johnson Critic ... at April 05, 2020 12:51 AM (LPnfS)

Talked to this short, scruffy guy named Crowley. British accent, kind of a smartass...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:53 AM (NWiLs)

691 688 Evening horde. Rum and OJ, does that have a name? *Clink*
Posted by: zeera at April 05, 2020 12:52 AM (zUdXR)

LOL!!! According to the internet, it's known as a 'Cuban Screw'.

I am easily amused.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:54 AM (A5zUN)

692 Aetius, if you ever get a chance to visit New Zealand, especially the South Island - go.

You won't regret it.

Leave your gunz at home (you could link up with NZ Frank maybe, and do more shootin' than you have ever dreamed, who knows).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:55 AM (El6T/)

693 Talked to this short, scruffy guy named Crowley. British accent, kind of a smartass...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:53 AM (NWiLs)

Smelled of Werther's originals and Brimstone? That's the one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:55 AM (A5zUN)

694 If I was going to sell my soul to the devil it would be for a luxury yacht perpetually stocked with fuel, food, booze, and a dozen or so horny yacht girls.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:55 AM (NWiLs)

695 I suppose everyone's run off to go ogle themselves some "Lucy Worsley"...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 05, 2020 12:55 AM (QHxmP)

696 Leave your gunz at home (you could link up with NZ Frank maybe, and do more shootin' than you have ever dreamed, who knows).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:55 AM (El6T/)

I'll put it on the list, but I have found my appetite for flying has declined as the years have gone on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:56 AM (A5zUN)

697 Rhomboid.


You can still order plenty of Salsa.

Shipped from the factory in New York City.

Remember that commercial? It went viral.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 12:56 AM (QzJWU)

698 694 If I was going to sell my soul to the devil it would be for a luxury yacht perpetually stocked with fuel, food, booze, and a dozen or so horny yacht girls.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:55 AM (NWiLs)

Megan Markle?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:56 AM (A5zUN)

699 > A currently popular "look at me" event when soon to be parents have a big party to tell their peeps the sex of the baby.

Oh, for Christ's sake. Let me guess: trolling for gifts is also involved in this "celebration".

Celebration of your spawn should be limited to:

1) Baby shower
2) Christening (if applicable)
3) Birthdays (limited to the spawn's friends and very close family members)
4) Bar/Bat Mitzvah (if applicable)
5) Confirmation (if applicable)
6) High school graduation
7) College or specialty school graduation
Wedding

That's it.

No "gender reveals". No kindergarten graduations. No "my kid got a good citizenship award for not beating the crap out of the other kids this week". No doubling up and asking for a confirmation gift as well as a bar mitzvah gift.

None of that.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 05, 2020 12:56 AM (tLWGd)

700 Oh, and FYI.


T minus three till Birfday Boy.

*clicks stopwatch*


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 12:56 AM (QzJWU)

701
That is one of the reasons I think some who
start here for the first time get called out as trolls when they might
not actually be. Putting on the drama queen crown and spouting off is
just what they are accustomed to.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 12:46 AM (A5zUN)


*fist bump*


Colour Sergeant Bourne: "A prayer's as good as bayonet on a day like this."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Quarantine Special - Free Delivery of Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 05, 2020 12:57 AM (eg2vB)

702 There has been no salsa in the stores for a month, and my omelets are not festive. NOT. FESTIVE.
Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM

Can of diced tomatoes (drain it well), jar of hot pepper rings, taco spice packet, and garlic. Assemble.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 12:57 AM (/+bwe)

703 Salsa is one of the biggest rip-offs going. The frigging jar probably costs more.

Tomatos, onions, peppers, spices. It's pretty easy to make. In fact, all the crappiest foods have the highest markup I think. Corn chips are made with field corn iirc. Can't get any cheaper than that, and still call it "food". Probably the highest priced or profit margin item in a grocery anymore? Potato chips? Saltines?

Posted by: Common Tater at April 05, 2020 12:57 AM (d2mYc)

704 I suppose everyone's run off to go ogle themselves some "Lucy Worsley"...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto

I think she's cute, in a mousy academic kinda way.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 12:58 AM (SfYbS)

705 Heard the neighbor's dogs barking up a storm. Went outside with a flashlight, nothing to be seen. Then I remembered that I had left the door to my service panel open, and the breaker for the the security lights and smoke detectors off. I had moved a smoke detector to its new home in a ceiling-mounted box.

So I turned the breaker back on, and locked up the service panel. Security lights came on for a few minutes, went out again. All is good.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 12:58 AM (miJU3)

706 Shipped from the factory in New York City.

Remember that commercial? It went viral.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 12:56 AM (QzJWU)


Get a rope.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 12:58 AM (Zz0t1)

707 Did DoorDash for the first time evah tonight. Thai place not far away that we carry out from when we use it. Kid was very nice and friendly and said he was busy, making good $ with it these days. Good to hear. And restaurant was busy, he said. Everyone I've talked to in weeks is now setting aside two or more meals per week for carry-out from places they want to support.

Hoping my favorite craft brewery will get with the program, several are doing curbside pick-up.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 12:58 AM (El6T/)

708 Aetius, if you ever get a chance to visit New Zealand, especially the South Island - go.

I spent a month touring the South Island in a camper van, in the company of a young lady.

Paradise.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 12:58 AM (I2/tG)

709 > One of the loveliest things I have ever known are large breasted Italian girls.

Sophia Loren remained a 1 well into her 70s.

I think I've posted this before, but do an image search for "Sophia Loren Boy on a Dolphin". Thank me later.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 05, 2020 12:59 AM (tLWGd)

710 Probably the highest priced or profit margin item in a grocery anymore? Potato chips? Saltines?
Posted by: Common Tater at April 05, 2020 12:57 AM (d2mYc)

Along with soda? they go hand in hand.
Imagine that.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 12:59 AM (JP4mP)

711 *clicks stopwatch*

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Happy Birthday, ugh
Happy Birthday, ugh

Radiation in the air,
Population is despair,

Happy Birthday ...

Posted by: The Red Army Volga Boatman Choir ... at April 05, 2020 12:59 AM (LPnfS)

712 Happy Birfday, Jim!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 05, 2020 01:00 AM (QHxmP)

713 On STARZ, TJM's Movie of the Year, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is FREE tonight.


I just turned it on.

Commiecast is my cable provider.


Did I mention that it is FREE?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 05, 2020 01:00 AM (sy5kK)

714 I think I've posted this before, but do an image search for "Sophia Loren Boy on a Dolphin". Thank me later.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 05, 2020 12:59 AM (tLWGd)

There are a lot of fake nudes of Ms Loren.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 01:00 AM (A5zUN)

715 Sophia Loren remained a 1 well into her 70s.

I think I've posted this before, but do an image search for "Sophia Loren Boy on a Dolphin". Thank me later.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 05, 2020 12:59 AM (tLWGd)

Do you mean a 10, or an 11? She was verrrry lovely.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 01:00 AM (JP4mP)

716 rhomboid, I've been pretty happy with DoorDash too.
They're friendly and if you tip them online, they take care of dropping off your food with an absolute minimum of muss and fuss.

Places like that are also advertising a 'contactless' function, where they leave the food on your doorstep and text you it's arrived. Great as long as you don't have poaching neighbors or critters around.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 01:01 AM (L2ZTs)

717 Happy birthday, Jim!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 05, 2020 01:01 AM (tLWGd)

718 Happy Birthday Jim.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 01:01 AM (A5zUN)

719 Re alcohol delivery, my fave Mexican restaurant, Acupulco, is advertising they'll deliver entire pitchers of margaritas.

Have a hunch they're staying afloat...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 01:01 AM (L2ZTs)

720 681 I'm in a bind 'cause I'm way behind, and I'm willing to make a deal.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM

Did you go up to Georgia? Or did the rube come to tou?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 01:02 AM (/+bwe)

721 I think I've posted this before, but do an image search for "Sophia Loren Boy on a Dolphin". Thank me later.


Oh my. Thank you.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 01:02 AM (JP4mP)

722 ..Evening horde. Rum and OJ, does that have a name? *Clink*


Posted by: zeera at April 05, 2020 12:52 AM (zUdXR)



Let me pour you a nice, refreshing "Slasher".

What, me? Horrid? No, I'm just being a cut-up.

Well, so much for taking a stab at murder jokes.


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 01:02 AM (QzJWU)

723 I think I've posted this before, but do an image search for "Sophia Loren Boy on a Dolphin". Thank me later.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

Must've been chilly that day.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 01:02 AM (SfYbS)

724 Happy birthday to you, Jim!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:02 AM (NWiLs)

725 Aetius, you *will* get plenty of flying to get there. Unless you ride as a passenger on a freighter (could be interesting).

Jim, was just kidding about salsa (and yes, I remember the commercial - "New Yawk CITY!!!???").

Rarely buy salsa, make my own, but most often use Tapatio or a Loose-iana style hot sauce.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 01:02 AM (El6T/)

726 > Do you mean a 10, or an 11? She was verrrry lovely.

The convention here is that potential sex partners are either 1 (would do) or 0 (would not do).

Heh.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 05, 2020 01:02 AM (tLWGd)

727 720 681 I'm in a bind 'cause I'm way behind, and I'm willing to make a deal.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM

Did you go up to Georgia? Or did the rube come to tou?
Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 01:02 AM (/+bwe)

It's astounding what people will reply to on Craigslist.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:03 AM (NWiLs)

728 681 I'm in a bind 'cause I'm way behind, and I'm willing to make a deal.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM


We all know how this song ends. Bo and Duke outsmart Boss Hogg and Roscoe P. Coltrane once again, then jump a cliff in the General Lee.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 01:03 AM (L2ZTs)

729 rhomboid, I've been pretty happy with DoorDash too.
They're friendly and if you tip them online, they take care of dropping off your food with an absolute minimum of muss and fuss.

---------

I remember when GrubHub's twenty-something CEO publicly announced that he didn't want Deplorables as customers. I have tried to respect his wishes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 01:03 AM (XVuno)

730 Suddenly there came a rapping
As of someone gently tapping
Tapping at my chamber door
So WTF was that?
I'm hiding under the covers.
It might be the Cornoviris.
Or toilet paper bandits

G'night.

ZZZzzzzz....____

Posted by: mindful webworker
if modern media covered Easter week...!
at April 05, 2020 01:04 AM (AoLFQ)

731 Cicero, really? Glad I've never ordered from them then.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 01:04 AM (L2ZTs)

732 It's astounding what people will reply to on Craigslist.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:03 AM (NWiLs)

It's NOT okay to contact the seller- unless you are selling your soul.
-The Devil.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 01:04 AM (A5zUN)

733 Night mw.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 01:05 AM (A5zUN)

734 726 > Do you mean a 10, or an 11? She was verrrry lovely.

The convention here is that potential sex partners are either 1 (would do) or 0 (would not do).

Heh.

Lol. Thanks for clearing that up.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 05, 2020 01:05 AM (JP4mP)

735 We all know how this song ends. Bo and Duke outsmart Boss Hogg and Roscoe P. Coltrane once again, then jump a cliff in the General Lee.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 01:03 AM (L2ZTs)


https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=_dl2L4v6ecM

: -))

Posted by: The Red Army Volga Boatman Choir ... at April 05, 2020 01:05 AM (LPnfS)

736 *unwraps presents from teh horde*


What this? Fucks?

I thought you all didn't have any more Fucks to GIVE?

DAMMIT!



(love y'all, thanks!)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 01:05 AM (QzJWU)

737 > There are a lot of fake nudes of Ms Loren.

Yes, there are, but these are genuine. They aren't nudes, but neither do they leave much to the imagination.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 05, 2020 01:06 AM (tLWGd)

738 Yes, there are, but these are genuine. They aren't nudes, but neither do they leave much to the imagination.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 05, 2020 01:06 AM (tLWGd)

No, they are nice. IIRC, there is a nude photo out there. She is in some sort of harem get up?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 01:07 AM (A5zUN)

739 It's astounding what people will reply to on Craigslist.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:03 AM

LOL

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 01:07 AM (/+bwe)

740 ARC, sounds great! I was with friends (a couple I've traveled with all over), we did the "backpackers" (small hostels). We did nearly 20 different activities in a month, from glacier climbs and dolphin swims to blackwater rafting (underground). One of my favorites was "river sledging" - basically boogie-boarding a class 4 or whatever whitewater river with a helmet, fins, wetsuit (brilliant idea). F***king cold water, exhausting, but best thrill ride evah.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 01:07 AM (El6T/)

741 I have been travelling to people in my congregation around to deliver little crosses which I made from last year years palms and put a little decorative heart where the vertical and horizontal line meet. That is because shops were closed and I couldn't get any fresh palms this year. While out I see signs at houses of worship. One I liked: "I a world upside down turn to Jesus." One I didn't like so much: "Hands are not for shaking but for washing." Don't we all know this by now? I would have liked some spiritual message. Our sign says "God does not practice social distancing. God loves you; Pray."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 01:08 AM (WI7YS)

742 qdp, I tipped big, even bigger than usual, and the online order gives you that option to "drop off and ring the bell", which worked perfectly. We're minimizing contact, not going crazy about it, but WTF why not, in this case it's set up to be done that way.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 01:09 AM (El6T/)

743 741 "In a world" not "I world"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 01:10 AM (WI7YS)

744 69 I always heard Corona was never actually meant to have lime in it but the lime was meant to keep flies off the bottle.

Either way, it's a skunk beer.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:11 PM (JFe9H)


I went to Baylor and we used to get Corona from a Hispanic convenience store. It wasn't good but it cost $1.69 a six-pack. We never dreamed it would become a trendy, expensive beer.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at April 05, 2020 01:10 AM (nvMvs)

745 Fen, that's really sweet. I miss Palm Sunday and all the Holy Week events.

Have a good night, everyone!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 05, 2020 01:11 AM (/+bwe)

746 Cicero, thanks, didn't know that. Ixnay on the Hub-nay, in that case.

Jim - you're only 35 once, so make the most of it! Well, I mean, have the best National Self-Quarantine Birfday you can conjure.

Remember, you're as old as you behave.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 01:12 AM (El6T/)

747 Night NaughtyPine.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 01:12 AM (A5zUN)

748 Orthodox churches in the Eastern Bloc are still having their services. Those guys are crushing.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 01:14 AM (SfYbS)

749 Several Mexican beers, some decent, were small-scale and regional/local, prior to being acquired (either literally, or as brands to market) by larger companies.

Jim probably recalls Tecate in steel cans, maybe even Moctezuma's (Dos Equis, etc) Christmas bockbier - Noche Buena (with amazing beautiful poinsettia-themed foil wrapping).

Weird, I remember, it was 1983, I'd flown up to NYC for a wedding, used LaGuardia. On the flight back to DC, I passed one of those back-lit ad panels on the wall - Tecate beer. WTF?? Last time I'd seen it, a brand limited to San Diego, maybe Yuma, on this side of the border.

Steel can, six pack was $2, $3 at most when we went south for waves (stack of hot/fresh corn tortillas, $1), not all that many years before, in my even earlier yute.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 01:17 AM (El6T/)

750 'On Amazon, Save on Men's Underwear'

Stop stirring up panic, Instapundit!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 01:17 AM (A5zUN)

751 I give you, GrubHub's CEO....

https://tinyurl.com/uycx3yf

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 01:17 AM (XVuno)

752 ..Jim - you're only 35 once, so make the most of it! Well, I mean, have the best National Self-Quarantine Birfday you can conjure.

Remember, you're as old as you behave.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 01:12 AM (El6T/)



Thanks!

Gave a thought blowing out my candle, but soon realized I can't bend over that far.


/snrk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 01:17 AM (QzJWU)

753 Orthodox churches in the Eastern Bloc are still having their services. Those guys are crushing.

The Russian Orthodox Church has suspended services.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 01:18 AM (I2/tG)

754 You kinda had to know where to get Noche Buena - only a few liquor stores had it.

Back when Trader Joe's was a discount wine store with some nuts and snacks.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 01:19 AM (El6T/)

755
I went to Baylor and we used to get Corona from a Hispanic convenience store. It wasn't good but it cost $1.69 a six-pack. We never dreamed it would become a trendy, expensive beer.
Posted by: Michael the Texan at April 05, 2020 01:10 AM (nvMvs)


Kids gave us $20 for a case of beer. We went to a store and asked for the cheapest rot shit they had. We bought them a case of Grolsh for $7. We had a decent dinner that night with the rest.

The kids found us the next weekend and said it was the best shit ever and they got totally wasted.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 01:19 AM (Zz0t1)

756 Not Grolsh......Gobel. Sorry.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 01:20 AM (Zz0t1)

757 The kids found us the next weekend and said it was the best shit ever and they got totally wasted.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 05, 2020 01:19 AM (Zz0t1)

Hunger is the best sauce.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 01:20 AM (A5zUN)

758 Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 01:14 AM (SfYbS)

Beautiful services for Holy Week at the Eastern Orthodox Church. I went to some last year because it was a week behind ours and I am friends with the with the EO priest and his wife. The candle lighting and procession outside was lovely and very moving.Their Archbishop hasn't given them instructions for this year; I expect that they'll have to live stream.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 01:20 AM (WI7YS)

759 When we deployed to Honduras, Corona beer didn't seem to be on the radar. Seems like for the locals it was Pacifico, which I thought reasonably crisp and decent out of a bottle. Better than Bud? A good budweiser isn't too bad actually, but it is wildly inconsistent. Have not drank it in years.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 05, 2020 01:20 AM (d2mYc)

760 We did nearly 20 different activities in a month

Watching a large group of crazed penguins come ashore at dusk on Christmas Eve was fun.

It was unique singing Christmas carols in a Protestant church with thick walls, and wondering if I was going to pass out from the heat. (I didn't.)

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 01:20 AM (I2/tG)

761 Cicero - remember Brew 102??

Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 01:20 AM (El6T/)

762 The Russian Orthodox Church has suspended services.
Posted by: The ARC of History!

Maybe they're not crushing as hard as I thought.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 01:21 AM (SfYbS)

763 Happy birthday, Jim!!

Posted by: booknlass at April 05, 2020 01:21 AM (xIKXj)

764 good day.
A good night.
Zappa has returned!
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


So noted

Posted by: Sock Monkey...covid survivor at April 05, 2020 01:23 AM (NXJEt)

765 713- I think that might just be Comcast/Xfinity. I have Spectrum and it's not free. I used to have Xfinity and loved when they ran binge weeks when all of the premium channels were free- I seem to recall that one week would be all the tv shows and another would be all of the movies. I used to prep for it a week ahead so that I had a list of everything I wanted to watch.

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 01:23 AM (qe5CM)

766
Insomniac has the mark of the devil. Fiddle competition to follow.



Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 12:48 AM (XVuno)

Time for the drum solo!
https://youtu.be/RYOOa087YZE

Posted by: pookysgirl, spoiler of cats at April 05, 2020 01:23 AM (XKZwp)

767 Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 01:21 AM (SfYbS)

Oh; I thought you meant Eastern Orthodox churches in places like Russia.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 01:23 AM (WI7YS)

768 Steel-can Tecate was a righteous beer.

I've hated Corona from the first sip.

Love Negra Modelo though, which is brewed by the same folks as Corona.

Negra Modelo might be the smoothest commercially brewed beer in the world.

Flavor wise, I prefer an authentic Newcastle Ale (can't get that here anymore. local "Newcastle" is brewed by Molson, in Canada) REAL Newcastle is brewed in Newcastle, England.

Same with Guinness Stout. Buy it in the U.K., it's clearly superior to what the brew here in the U.S.

Reason #2 I detest Corona Beer.

Trend-Lemmings. Anytime "the herd" thunders off together in the direction of a nearby cliff, I do try to step aside and let the stampede proceed without me.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 01:23 AM (QzJWU)

769 Cicero - remember Brew 102??
Posted by: rhomboid at April 05, 2020 01:20 AM (El6T/)

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Only the jink in the 101 downtown that was created by the Brew 102 factory. Never actually drank the stuff.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 01:24 AM (XVuno)

770
One of the loveliest things I have ever known are large breasted Italian girls.


Posted by: dartist at April 05, 2020 12:42 AM (K22Va)

You would have loved jersey in the 80's. Damn..

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 05, 2020 01:24 AM (9Om/r)

771 OMG....we just watched OUTIH! Holy crap! I changed my vote from 1917. What a stinkin fantastic movie

{{{{Horde}}}}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 05, 2020 01:24 AM (/UQ/R)

772 The Moscow Times:

The head of Russia's Orthodox Church exhorted believers on Sunday to pray from their homes in the latest call from religious leaders around the world to avoid gatherings that could help the coronavirus' spread.

Russia has been relatively lightly hit so far, with nine deaths and 1,534 cases, but it recorded 270 new infections in the last day and is stepping up containment measures.

"Refrain from visiting churches," the state-rung RIA news agency cited Patriarch Kirill as saying on Sunday, even though Orthodox services went ahead, including one led by him.

He urged people to adhere strictly to authorities' instructions "before someone dies in our families."


I guess Orthodox services are still going on in Russia, but people are being discouraged from attending them.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 01:25 AM (I2/tG)

773 It's been said I have no soul to sell.
Posted by: Insomniac
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The tell was the insinuated disparagement of Duke's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 05, 2020 01:26 AM (LxqES)

774 China is now reporting only 648 people have COVID-19 in Hubei (Province of Wuhan city). Now less than what Taiwan is reporting, 672.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 05, 2020 01:26 AM (zqs/f)

775 I'm in the middle of a not social distancing hot tub party with the neighbor ladies. Happy B-day Jim! I need some help...
everyone stay safe!

Posted by: DBCooper at April 05, 2020 01:26 AM (bttOm)

776 Happy Birthday Jim!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 05, 2020 01:27 AM (/UQ/R)

777 699 > A currently popular "look at me" event when soon to be parents have a big party to tell their peeps the sex of the baby.

Oh, for Christ's sake. Let me guess: trolling for gifts is also involved in this "celebration".

Celebration of your spawn should be limited to:

1) Baby shower
2) Christening (if applicable)
3) Birthdays (limited to the spawn's friends and very close family members)
4) Bar/Bat Mitzvah (if applicable)
5) Confirmation (if applicable)
6) High school graduation
7) College or specialty school graduation
Wedding

That's it.

No "gender reveals". No kindergarten graduations. No "my kid got a good citizenship award for not beating the crap out of the other kids this week". No doubling up and asking for a confirmation gift as well as a bar mitzvah gift.

None of that.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 05, 2020 12:56 AM (tLWGd)



I think gender reveal parties are just another type of baby shower, but one you sucker the husbands into attending too.

Personally I preferred the diaper parties. My friend did that one year. Its for the guys. You bring the diapers, and the future dad supplies the beer.

Posted by: buzzion at April 05, 2020 01:27 AM (Z7lwY)

778 774 China is now reporting only 648 people have COVID-19 in Hubei (Province of Wuhan city). Now less than what Taiwan is reporting, 672.
Posted by: Serious Cat at April 05, 2020 01:26 AM (zqs/f)

Huh, miraculous.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 01:27 AM (A5zUN)

779 I was always a Budweiser guy. I know, go ahead. I couldn't care less and I no longer drink. When I went upscale, Warsteiner set itself across my palate like silk sheets of glory.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 05, 2020 01:28 AM (Ckg4U)

780 One of my goals, once I've gotten established with my new employer and gotten my financial house back in order, is to do some traveling. I haven't been much of anywhere and I want to change that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:28 AM (NWiLs)

781 775 I'm in the middle of a not social distancing hot tub party with the neighbor ladies. Happy B-day Jim! I need some help...
everyone stay safe!
Posted by: DBCooper at April 05, 2020 01:26 AM (bttOm)

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To stay in the safe zone, make sure the water temperature doesn't drop below 165 F.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 01:28 AM (XVuno)

782 Happy Birthday, Jim. God bless you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 01:28 AM (WI7YS)

783 780 One of my goals, once I've gotten established with my new employer and gotten my financial house back in order, is to do some traveling. I haven't been much of anywhere and I want to change that.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:28 AM (NWiLs)

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Two words: Morocco.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 01:29 AM (XVuno)

784 Well DBCooper.....aren't you special

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 05, 2020 01:29 AM (/UQ/R)

785 Slappy Birthday, Jim. Just caught that note and I'd be remiss if I didn't tip the ol' cap.

*tips cap*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 05, 2020 01:29 AM (Ckg4U)

786 783 780 One of my goals, once I've gotten established with my new employer and gotten my financial house back in order, is to do some traveling. I haven't been much of anywhere and I want to change that.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:28 AM (NWiLs)

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Two words: Morocco.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 01:29 AM (XVuno)

Isn't Morocco a Muslim shithole?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:30 AM (NWiLs)

787 779 I was always a Budweiser guy. I know, go ahead. I couldn't care less and I no longer drink. When I went upscale, Warsteiner set itself across my palate like silk sheets of glory.
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 05, 2020 01:28 AM (Ckg4U)

Warsteiner is pretty good stuff.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:31 AM (NWiLs)

788 About those "long lines of people waiting to be tested" for Coronavirus....

A friend just sent me a video from facebook, with residents of New York, California, Hawaii, etc., trying to confirm those lines on their own.

They couldn't find any.

What do y'all think of this?

https://tinyurl.com/sl7wgwm

Posted by: Sam Adams at April 05, 2020 01:31 AM (VDbGO)

789 Two words: Morocco.

Three words: Turkish Beach Resort.

Russian girls in bikinis.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 01:31 AM (I2/tG)

790 ..Only the jink in the 101 downtown that was created by the Brew 102 factory. Never actually drank the stuff.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 01:24 AM (XVuno)



The '102 was just North (IIRC), of the Wally Byum's Airstream Trailer factory, on the same side (Southbound) of the 101.

Rode that ride many a time with my Old Man, when he had Shore Duty as a U.S. Navy Recruiter, at the Watts station, near downtown L.A.

During the riots, Dad and all the other sailors, had loaded M-1 Garands leaning on their desks.

The locals were told of this, and they stayed well away from the recruiting station.

Still, that was a tense number of days at home, every day the Old Man rolled off to work.

Living in Buena Park, we could easily see the smoke from the fires.

Burning times. Seen 'em.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 01:32 AM (QzJWU)

791 789 Two words: Morocco.

Three words: Turkish Beach Resort.

Russian girls in bikinis.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 01:31 AM (I2/tG)

Ever spend time in a Turkish Prison?

Posted by: Captain Oveur at April 05, 2020 01:32 AM (A5zUN)

792 786- I think it might be the only Muslim country that isn't.

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 01:33 AM (qe5CM)

793 -Posted by: Sam Adams at April 05, 2020 01:31 AM (VDbGO)

There are a few hospitals in a few major cities that are at capacity. I don't know what to think, so I play it safe and don't let the internet do what God is there for.

The internet doesn't pacify or scare me. -God does.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 05, 2020 01:34 AM (Ckg4U)

794 I am thankful beyond words for the birthday greetings.

Some, from nics who no longer poast, but lurk.

I saw you all, and the heart shaped black void in my chest is a degree warmer than absolute zero, now.

Thank you.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 01:35 AM (QzJWU)

795 Utility grade meat. Ask for it at PG&E.

Posted by: klaftern at April 05, 2020 01:36 AM (RuIsu)

796 165f seems safe with these ladies...
don't want to drown my phone so stay safe out there, hoarde.
hasta..

Posted by: DBCooper at April 05, 2020 01:36 AM (8c/M0)

797 792 786- I think it might be the only Muslim country that isn't.

Check that- I think I should have said the only one on the continent of Africa. I hear Dubai is amazing.

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 01:36 AM (qe5CM)

798 Ever spend time in a Turkish Prison?

The Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is a former Turkish prison, so it is possible.

Istanbul is inferior to Turkish Beach Resort - no Russian girls in bikinis.

The magic word is "Antalya", AKA "The Russian Rivera".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 05, 2020 01:37 AM (I2/tG)

799 #793 Slapweasel,

No, these were people showing video of the news reports on the lines at the hospitals in their own areas, and then comparing those reports to the video they were personally taking the next day.

The waiting rooms at the hospitals were empty.

There were no lines.

One urgent care clinic director in Hawaii, who had declared her clinic to be "overwhelmed" the day before, attempted to slap the camera out of the photographer's hands for documenting the complete absence of anyone at her clinic.

Posted by: Sam Adams at April 05, 2020 01:39 AM (VDbGO)

800 Someone who used to travel a lot I know for his work said Dubai was quite interesting because there was so much money there. He didn't regard it as a shit**** but his wife never wanted to go there because I think women still had to walk behind their husband and wear scarves. And no, he wasn't cheating on his wife because he's a very decent religious guy. I don't know if that was one of the places you couldn't bring a Bible into the country-not that he would have, but they hated that rule.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 01:41 AM (WI7YS)

801 I'm an idiot and a glutton: when I eat salsa, it's too hot for my own good, too much, and toilet paper ain't optional. So shortages of both is complementary for me.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 05, 2020 01:41 AM (H5knJ)

802 I went to Baylor and we used to get Corona from a Hispanic convenience store. It wasn't good but it cost $1.69 a six-pack. We never dreamed it would become a trendy, expensive beer.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at April 05, 2020 01:10 AM (nvMvs)

When I visited Tijuana in the 80s and 90s, "Blanco" seemed to be the most common beer sold.

I'm well past sick of the Modelo "yay illegals" commercials

Posted by: kbdabear at April 05, 2020 01:42 AM (qAR6u)

803 799- Sam, I have heard the same thing, but things can change in a week. Having said that, in my state, the percentage of hospitalizations/confirmed cases has remained steady at 10%, and that number is not nearly enough to overwhelm the healthcare system here.

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 01:45 AM (qe5CM)

804 Two words: Morocco.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 01:29 AM (XVuno)

Isn't Morocco a Muslim shithole?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:30 AM (NWiLs)

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It's muslim but not a shithole. If you're looking for exotic, it can't be beat. Marrakech has the El Mamounia, a five-star hotel with a grand history and incredible atmosphere. Or you can stay on a riad, which is a private B&B type thing but beyond the ordinary definition of B&B. Terrific Moroccan cuisine and luxe accommodations in a small, private exclusive enclave.

The country itself fascinating. Spend an evening in the souk and you won't forget it. Well worth a look.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 01:45 AM (XVuno)

805

Anyone claiming Hawaii is overwhelmed is obviously full of shit. There are always people like that -- they want to glom on and get some of the attention for themselves.

Hawaii is near the bottom of the list on Coronavirus cases.

Current IHME projections put Hawaii at a total of 372 total projected deaths.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 01:46 AM (rCwaK)

806 680
So that's how Insom got a job! He sold his soul to the devil!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 12:50 AM (L2ZTs)

---
there is brave.
and then, there is stupid.

YMMV

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 05, 2020 01:46 AM (vwf8z)

807 Some, from nics who no longer poast, but lurk.

I saw you all, and the heart shaped black void in my chest is a degree warmer than absolute zero, now.

Thank you.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 01:35 AM (QzJWU)

Happy Birthday to you, Jim! I have not been following the thread real close; messing with a gub.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 01:47 AM (miJU3)

808

Detroit and New Orleans are going to be the next hotspots behind NYC.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 01:47 AM (rCwaK)

809 Detroit and New Orleans are going to be the next hotspots behind NYC.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 05, 2020 01:47 AM (rCwaK)

It is interesting. Kentucky's stats are very low. Not a terrible thing.

My site is going to try to start up (first shift only, so I am still off) next week - even though all the automakers are still going to be shut down.

Posted by: Captain Oveur at April 05, 2020 01:51 AM (A5zUN)

810 Off Airplane! sock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 01:52 AM (A5zUN)

811 800- Fenelon, a lot of rich athletes have been flocking to Dubai. I don't know if it might be a tax haven similar to Monaco, but the country (UAE) has definitely made efforts to attract an international crowd, unlike Saudi Arabia.

There's a tennis tournament there and the crowd always seem to include a significant number of westerners who dress like westerners, while the natives dress traditionally. I think they might look the other way on "western" behavior up to a point and I guess those who frequent it know where that point is.

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 01:52 AM (qe5CM)

812 Now some 100 year old t.b. drug to strengthen the immune system is supposed to save us.

Posted by: raimondo at April 05, 2020 01:52 AM (Tvs6r)

813 Was just watching a bit of the pilot episode of Peter Gunn, from 1959.

Maybe it's just me but it seems there was much more respect for the audience and their intelligence on a lot of early TV.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 01:52 AM (L2ZTs)

814 Well...I'll have to take Morocco into consideration then. And at least one destination conducive to debauchery.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 01:57 AM (NWiLs)

815 Wow, just recognized a young Gavin MacLeod in this episode. (Apparently he was always almost bald.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 05, 2020 01:59 AM (L2ZTs)

816 ..Posted by: raimondo at April 05, 2020 01:52 AM (Tvs6r)


You ought to know that ramming your own head up your own ass does not an enema make?

But we can and will all .. "Hail Buttpluggio!"

Shorter raimondo: "Give me KY, for my Plug-Hole!"

Enjoy your head's visit to it's very own "wet-market", Buttpluggio!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 02:00 AM (QzJWU)

817 Why does Raimondo want people to die to further a leftist political agenda?. He's obviously an evil troll-not one of few and far between that's actually funny, SAD!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 02:00 AM (WI7YS)

818 817 Why does Raimondo want people to die to further a leftist political agenda?. He's obviously an evil troll-not one of few and far between that's actually funny, SAD!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 02:00 AM (WI7YS)

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We have to make accommodations. After all, he's retarded.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 02:02 AM (XVuno)

819 Well...I'll have to take Morocco into consideration then. And at least one destination conducive to debauchery.
Posted by: Insomniac

You must have gotten a wonderful job.

Do you have a budget for Travel Organizer?

Posted by: Miklosian Work from Home, LLC at April 05, 2020 02:02 AM (QzkSJ)

820 Why does Raimondo want people to die to further a leftist political agenda?. He's obviously an evil troll-not one of few and far between that's actually funny, SAD!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 02:00 AM (WI7YS)

Well, he's really too dumb to be evil. And, "hundred year old TB drug"? maybe sulfa drugs? They were a miracle cure, back in the day. Might be worth another look.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 05, 2020 02:04 AM (miJU3)

821 804- The country itself fascinating. Spend an evening in the souk and you won't forget it. Well worth a look.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 01:45 AM (XVuno)

My dad (USAF) was stationed there in the 1950s and, until he died, said it was the most beautiful place he had ever been.

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 05, 2020 02:05 AM (qe5CM)

822 Speaking of Raimondo, have the Special Olympics been cancelled this year?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 02:06 AM (XVuno)

823 Peter Gunn, nice music to go with typical early 60's noir look.

Man, gotta score another jug of Clorox soon or turn down the sprayer.


Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 05, 2020 02:06 AM (e1mEI)

824 You must have gotten a wonderful job.

Do you have a budget for Travel Organizer?
Posted by: Miklosian Work from Home, LLC at April 05, 2020 02:02 AM (QzkSJ)

I won't be jetting off to exotic locations straightaway or anything, but I should be able to get myself set up before too long, if I continue my frugal ways. I do have debt to clear up first.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 05, 2020 02:06 AM (NWiLs)

825 Goodnight, folks. I have to deliver more little crosses and Palm Sunday prayers later today. I leave you with beautiful pictures of nature:

https://earthporn.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 05, 2020 02:07 AM (WI7YS)

826 Speaking of Raimondo, have the Special Olympics been cancelled this year?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Everyone's just telling the competitors that it's already happened and that they won.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 05, 2020 02:09 AM (SfYbS)

827 Night Fen.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 05, 2020 02:09 AM (A5zUN)

828 FUN LEGAL FACTS

Under the anti-KKK laws of South Carolina, is is is illegal for anyone over the age of 16 to wear a mask.

Posted by: Miklos, a 501(c)3 not for profit at April 05, 2020 02:10 AM (QzkSJ)

829 828 FUN LEGAL FACTS

Under the anti-KKK laws of South Carolina, is is is illegal for anyone over the age of 16 to wear a mask.

Posted by: Miklos, a 501(c)3 not for profit at April 05, 2020 02:10 AM (QzkSJ)

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My $20 to your $5 says this law was opposed by the Democrats.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2020 02:11 AM (XVuno)

830 I'm off to the snoozer now, y'all.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 05, 2020 02:13 AM (QzJWU)

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Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, the love letter to 1969 Hollywood and hippy punching from Quentin Tarantino.

I called Mr. Tarantino on his personal line and he greeted the great news with such exclamations as, "How did you get this number?" and "Go f yourself, you creep."

He was greatly appreciative.

Mr. Tarantino joins the ranks of the Coen Brothers and Christopher Nolan as winners of this award. Ampersands have been sent via UPS.

Quentin Tarantino

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I'll take this opportunity, given Tarantino's win, to write a bit about him as a filmmaker.

I love Tarantino. I don't think he's made a bad film. His worst film, Death Proof is still entertaining if not quite where it could be. He's a massive film nerd and has an encyclopedic knowledge of cinema and its history that makes my own personal knowledge seem infantile by comparison. That massive knowledge bank manifests in several different ways.

Connecting this to my last post, Tarantino actually got very early direct encouragement from Terry Gilliam. Gilliam, as an established filmmaker, took part as a mentor in a seminar for up and coming filmmakers, one of whom was Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino came with the script for Reservoir Dogs, and, of the three mentors assigned to him, Gilliam was the only one who seemed to understand what Tarantino was trying to do.

Reservoir Dogs wasn't the movie that made Tarantino, though, that was, of course, Pulp Fiction, the intelligent and highly entertaining crime comedic drama heist film that jumped between several different timelines, creating a world of characters using highly entertaining dialogue. He followed up with Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and finally Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood.

Pastiche

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One criticism that gets leveled at Tarantino a lot by his detractors is his unoriginality because his movies are so filled with references to other, earlier works that they feel his work doesn't have a life of its own, that without the references, there'd be nothing there. And there's no denying the references and, to expand it slightly, the fact that Tarantino largely works in pastiche. He's mimicking the things he loved before, but to say that that is the limit of his work is a disservice to his talent and the actual work he outputs.

The title of Django Unchained is a reference to a series of Spaghetti Westerns starring Franco Nero about his titular character Django (who makes a reference as another character in Tarantino's film). And yet, to limit Django to just a rehash of Spaghetti Westerns is to ignore a lot of what goes on in the film.

You could say the same thing about Kill Bill and its Kung Fu influences or Inglourious Basterds (another title that's a reference to a previous movie, Inglorious Bastards) and its World War II movie influences. Yes, they are there and they are prevalent, but if that's all that one is seeing, then one is missing the forest for the trees.

Character

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When talking about characters on the Opie and Anthony show, Tarantino talks about how the characters in his movie arise from his DNA, about how writing the best character is one of the most important things to him, and I think it shines through in his films. It's also what makes his movies stand apart as more than just flash in the pan pastiches that only film nerds can appreciate. If you needed to get the reference in Calvin Candie getting shot through the flower on his lapel relating back to Jack Palance getting shot through the same rose in The Mercenary, then the moment wouldn't work for anyone who hadn't both seen The Mercenary and could recall that fact in the moment. What makes it work is the fact that Calvin Candie is a great character and villain, that Dr. Schultz, the man who shoots Candie, is such a well written character where his decision makes perfect sense in the moment. The reference is fun for those who get it, but it's not required. What makes the moment work dramatically is the work that Tarantino has put into characters (through both writing and everything around the actors) leading up to that moment so that such a large dramatic turn in the film ends up both surprising the audience and making perfect sense to them at the same time.

And it's obvious that Tarantino puts the time into the characters. From writing, to casting, to directing, to editing, his movies feel like they were made for the characters. The worlds of the movies feel like playgrounds for Tarantino to have them run around which is why we're allowed so much time in them and his movies tend to run long. The dialogue, punctuated by profanity, feels natural without really aging. Even the first major speech in a Tarantino film (given by Tarantino himself as Mr. Brown) is about a piece of popular music ("Like a Virgin" by Madonna) and it doesn't feel dated even now because it's about more than just a reference to a song released in 1984, eight years before Reservoir Dogs came out, but because he makes it about a character revealing himself (essentially Mr. Brown's only real character moment). Suddenly, Mr. Brown isn't just that Tarantino cameo, he feels like a character whose life extends beyond the borders of the plot of the film.

Theme

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As with most directors, Tarantino has a certain set of ideas that he revisits through his films. Where Hitchcock focused on voyeurism and Gilliam focuses on fantasy, Tarantino's is the breakdown of codes of honor into revenge. From Reservoir Dogs to Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, revenge comes up as at least a minor part of the film. Mr. White killing Mr. Orange after Mr. Orange reveals his true identity, bleeding out, is revenge for what Mr. White sees as a betrayal of the code he assumed was between them. Kill Bill is all about one woman's revenge against the men and women who destroyed her new life and left her for dead. His revisionist history films (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood) are all about Tarantino using his single tool of cinema to try and write what he sees as the wrongs of history.

And it's pretty obvious that Tarantino is pretty pro-revenge when someone betrays a code. Just to take Kill Bill as the main example, the Bride goes through two movies, dozens of Yakuza, and four highly trained hitmen to reach her main target, Bill. In particular, Bill was supposed to treat the Bride a certain way. It was implied that their relationship precluded the Bride from bloody vengeance, but Bill betrays that understood code. When she finally completes her long quest, she's seen as whole for the first time in the film. She was always missing something, and that something was her little girl, BeeBee whom Bill had stolen from her while she was in her four year long coma. Could she have just taken BeeBee from Bill without killing him? No, she couldn't have. In order to live the life she felt she deserved, with her daughter, Bill could not be alive. If she were to leave him alive, she'd never be at rest, always on the run. The only way forward was to kill her past since her past was never going to leave her alone.

And I have to say, that watching the Bride break down and cry in one of her only emotionally unguarded moments of the film on the floor of the bathroom in that little hotel room with BeeBee watching cartoons on the other side of the door, is one of the most emotionally satisfying things Tarantino ever pulled off. Are there lessons to be learned about life from the film? Probably not, but the point wasn't life lessons for us, it was to get us emotionally involved in the Bride's journey so that when she feels that wave of relief we can feel it along with her.

Dialogue

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I would be remiss talking about Tarantino as a filmmaker without dedicating a bit more time to talking about his dialogue. Chris Tucker is renowned for ad lib on every movie, using the scripts as general guidelines as he said whatever he wanted, but he did the words of his character Beaumont that Tarantino had written word for word.

Tarantino's dialogue is fun. It's fast, intelligent, and profane all at once.

Do you know why the Royale with Cheese scene works in Pulp Fiction? It's not just because it's an amusing conversation, it's because that's how we get to know the first information dump about Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega. Instead of simple expository statements about how Vincent had lived in Amsterdam for their boss, Marcellus Wallace, we get a realistic little conversation that highlights Vincent's views of Amsterdam that tells us so much more about him than where he's been for the last few years. We learn of his affinity for recreational drug use, his prototypical ugly American attitude while abroad, and that he has a certain worldliness that he may be trying to hide. It's not just amusing, it's insightful as well.

Nihilism

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I've seen Tarantino described as nihilistic, and I honestly don't know where that opinion comes from, but I want to take a moment to address it. Tarantino loves to wallow in violence and gore, but he's not someone who writes movies about how nothing has any meaning and there should be no morality (that would be Lars Von Trier whose movie Melancholia I watched recently and it's on my mind). I think his love of violence and gore is window dressing on what is ultimately a very humanist philosophy about the worth of human life.

I would normally talk about Kill Bill here, but since I used the exact scene I would normally talk about when talking about character, I'll use Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood as my example.

Tarantino's revisionist histories are him trying to mete out cosmic justice using cinema, and the subject of his ire in his latest film is the Manson Family, the hippie commune/cult that murdered Sharon Tate in 1969. Amidst all the luxurious details of life in 1969 Hollywood is the undercurrent of violence represented by the seemingly happy go lucky young females of the Manson Family. If Tarantino were a nihilist, he wouldn't be using his film to correct the historical wrong of Sharon Tate's murder, he would, at best, express no opinion about it, but instead he uses his film as revenge upon those who did wrong. He has the three cultists who show up at Rick Dalton's house (in a last second decision that turns them from their historical purpose to the cinematic one) where Cliff Booth and his pitbull violently murder two of the three, leaving the third bleeding from the face so that Rick Dalton can burn her alive with his flamethrower left over from his earlier World War II motion picture, The 14 Fists of McCluskey. Sharon Tate gets to live on, even providing Rick Dalton an implied career boost as thanks.

I think you can see there the odd mix of rampant violence and surprisingly gentle humanism at the core of Tarantino's work.

Always Learning

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Probably the most surprising thing about Tarantino to me is how he went from directing Jackie Brown a wonderful and surprising little crime caper and blaxploitation pastiche without a single action scene to directing Kill Bill, one of the greatest action movies ever made. That's because he is surprisingly self-aware as an artist, understanding his own limits, and finding those people who can help him learn what he needs to learn.

Bringing this back to the beginning and Terry Gilliam, one piece of advice that Gilliam, as a mentor before Reservoir Dogs was more than a script, gave Tarantino was that he was never going to know everything about making a film. Instead of trying for the impossible goal of doing every job in order to figure out how to make his vision come to life, it was about hiring the right people who he could explain his vision to who would then make that vision a reality.

From Sally Menke, his editor through all of his films until her death in 2010, to Yuen Woo-Ping, the fight choreographer on Kill Bill, to his bevy of regular actors like Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, and Uma Thurman, Tarantino has surrounded himself with people who are very good at what they do and that he can communicate with. Most directors do this, but I think it's important to note it with Tarantino since he seems to have a know-it-all reputation though he's actually very generous in his praise for those he works with when you actually listen to him.

In Conclusion

So, those are my thoughts on Tarantino in a nutshell, a 2,000 word nutshell. I think his filmography is great, and it goes far beyond anything resembling a "cool factor". He's talented, hard-working, and very good at what he does. He writes great characters with great dialogue and places them in stories that are steeped in film history and worlds that feel alive and expansive.

I also hope that he decides to do more than 10 movies, unlike his long promised retirement after the tenth. He should be making movies into his 80s like Bergman, Scott, and Kurosawa.

Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Nothin'. There's a virus, dontcha know.

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Chisum

Movies I Saw This Fortnight:
Alice in Wonderland (Rating 0.5/4) Full Review "This is easily Tim Burton's worst film." [STARZ]
The Last Emperor (Rating 4/4) Full Review "The movie is sumptuous visually, compellingly acted, intimately involved in the history of the country, grand in scale, and intimate in scope. It's a triumph of cinema and one of the best movies of the 80s." [Personal Collection]
Kes (Rating 4/4) Full Review "The movie is a marvelous triumph of independent British cinema. It's intelligently filmed, using the setting with its rolling hills and coal mine in great contradistinctive ways. The acting is naturalistic and feels perfectly in place. Through it all is a clear emotional story that resonates. I love this film." [Personal Collection]
Airport (Rating 3/4) Full Review "Now, a note on my backwards viewing. It's really interesting to watch the ridiculousness toned down with every movie instead of turned up. I kind of wish there was a series of films that went this direction for real, but I kind of want to try this again." [Netflix DVD]
The Hunt for Red October (Rating 4/4) Full Review "It's exciting, really well made, well-acted, and intelligent. It's not only comfort watching, but high quality entertainment as well." [Personal Collection]
Monster House (Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "The movie is actually really fun, appropriate for young kids, and a good introduction to horror filmmaking to them." [Netflix Instant]
The Farmer's Wife (Rating 3/4) Full Review "Still, it's airy, light, and fun. A delightful little romantic comedy that attacks the viewer with several different types of comedy well. It's a fun diversion and another small victory for Hitchcock early in his burgeoning career." [YouTube]
The Lone Ranger (Rating 2/4) Full Review "The final action scene is almost worth the price of admission alone. If the movie were about 45 minutes shorter, I'd say that it was definitely worth the price of admission alone." [STARZ]

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1 Movie sign!

Literally. I'm watching MST3K's "Ator, the Fighting Eagle". Hoooooboy!

How much Keeffe we got? Miles O'Keeffe

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:54 PM (Dc2NZ)

2 The flamethrower scene in "Once Upon a Time..." is straight outta "The Thing". Awesomely gruesome.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:56 PM (Dc2NZ)

3 Trifecta!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

4 Ah trying to sneak in early

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 07:58 PM (ZCEU2)

5 buonasera

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (G546f)

6 Watched on TCM yesterday afternoon Seven Samurai, but 45 minutes to go there was a screeching sound then the sound went off. Tried stopping and restarting but sound never came back on. Luckily was subtitles so just went with it to the end. Had to be on their end.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (ZCEU2)

7 I was watching the good, the bad and the ugly last night and I was thinking the final scene music was used in Kill Bill. Not gonna look it up. But it reminded me of the snow fight scene.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (r+sAi)

8 Where's Bander? He's a Tarantino Superfanboi.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (Dc2NZ)

9 Whoa dude, you almost convinced me to watch Tarantino!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (BiNEL)

10 7 I was watching the good, the bad and the ugly last night and I was thinking the final scene music was used in Kill Bill. Not gonna look it up. But it reminded me of the snow fight scene.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (r+sAi)

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Tarantino sourced a lot of Morricone music through his movies.

The only one with an original score was The Hateful Eight, which was written by...Ennio Morricone.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:02 PM (zZbCU)

11 Mr. White. Racist

Posted by: Luke Jackson at April 04, 2020 08:02 PM (PhLl4)

12 9 Whoa dude, you almost convinced me to watch Tarantino!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (BiNEL)

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Baby steps.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:02 PM (zZbCU)

13 I'm watching Wanted a 2008 comic book film starring Angelina Jolie, James Macovoy and Morgan Freeman.
It's amusing in a comic book kind of way.
I'm slightly suprised that this is the first Angelina Jolie movie I've seen.
Considering how recognizable she is I think I would seen one of her movies before.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 08:02 PM (Uu+Jp)

14 I only went to see "Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood" because my daughter urged me to - promising me that there was only a little gore, and it was in just the right place, and the whole movie was marvelous.

She was right. I was 17 in 1969 and the recreation of the period was so exact it was almost suffocating. And the whole bit with the Manson girls and the flamethrower was ... cathartic.


Posted by: Annalucia at April 04, 2020 08:03 PM (S6ArX)

15 14 I only went to see "Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood" because my daughter urged me to - promising me that there was only a little gore, and it was in just the right place, and the whole movie was marvelous.

She was right. I was 17 in 1969 and the recreation of the period was so exact it was almost suffocating. And the whole bit with the Manson girls and the flamethrower was ... cathartic.


Posted by: Annalucia at April 04, 2020 08:03 PM (S6ArX)

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She screamed really loudly. And she deserved it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:03 PM (zZbCU)

16 Hey everybody. Yay movie thread! Thanks TJM!

Just out of curiosity, was your copy of Kes from the Criterion Collection? They've had it available for a few years now.

Also I just read, although it's gonna be expensive, Sony/Columbia is releasing a box set of their movies in July, all remastered in 4k. The movies in the set are:

- Dr Strangelove
- Mr Smith Goes To Washington
- Lawrence Of Arabia
- A League Of Their Own
- Gandhi
- Jerry Maguire

...I'd like to get it just for Dr Strangelove and Lawrence of Arabia in 4k. Hopefully/likely, each of the individual titles will be released separately in 4k editions.

Also I'm debating whether it's worth it to get Scarface in 4k. I still recall that DePalma left in a ton of film grain on that pic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:04 PM (L2ZTs)

17 I am hoping there's a 4k edition of Full Metal Jacket soon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:05 PM (L2ZTs)

18 Last new movie I watched was Jojo Rabbit
KTY bailed after 10 minutes but I liked it

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:05 PM (G546f)

19 I have to disagree about Deathproof being one of his worst. The car chase scene is one of the tightest and most frightening evah:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0bDdMJbtx8

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

20 I liked Once Upon etc. I do not like all of Tarantino's movies, but this one was neat.

I've tried for years to like Pulp Fiction, but it skeeves me out a little beyond that threshold. It does have excellent moments, but in the end I just can't like it.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 04, 2020 08:06 PM (x8Wzq)

21 16 Hey everybody. Yay movie thread! Thanks TJM!

Just out of curiosity, was your copy of Kes from the Criterion Collection? They've had it available for a few years now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:04 PM (L2ZTs)

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Yeah, it was the Criterion edition. For a 50 year old independent film, it looks really good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:06 PM (zZbCU)

22 19 I have to disagree about Deathproof being one of his worst. The car chase scene is one of the tightest and most frightening evah:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0bDdMJbtx8
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

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It's a quality action scene, but the movie leading up to it doesn't match up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:06 PM (zZbCU)

23 I find the Movie Thread, as I do the Art Thread, a chance to peek into the world of people that really enjoy pursuing a subject, studying it carefully, beating it to death, and then throwing it out for lesser mortals to view.

And I enjoy every one of both themes, because I am convinced that when you stop learning, you die internally!

Thanks TJM!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 08:07 PM (BiNEL)

24 TJM, thanks.

I've been getting emails from Criterion lately stating all their films are on sale at their site. They obviously are doing their best to ride out the CV lockdown as best they can.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:07 PM (L2ZTs)

25 I loved "Once upon a time..." and was surprised to see how much of the detail in the movie corresponded to the reality.

Posted by: vivi at April 04, 2020 08:08 PM (11H2y)

26 is Hateful Eight good?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:08 PM (G546f)

27 I think Tarantino's stuff is a mixed bag, but "OUATIH" was a masterpiece. The way it started as a time capsule of old Hollywood, yet it had this sense of menace and dread once the Manson Family was introduced. And then Brad Pitt and that walking muscle of a dog kicked the holy fuck out of them.

Since we're talking movies, "Shot Caller" is on Netflix, and I would recommend it highly.

Posted by: UGAdawg at April 04, 2020 08:08 PM (tRd71)

28 24 TJM, thanks.

I've been getting emails from Criterion lately stating all their films are on sale at their site. They obviously are doing their best to ride out the CV lockdown as best they can.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:07 PM (L2ZTs)

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It's a 30% discount, bringing them down to Amazon prices. I wasn't that excited when I found out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:09 PM (zZbCU)

29 It's a quality action scene, but the movie leading up to it doesn't match up.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:06 PM (zZbCU)
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THere was a movie attached to it?

Eh, I liked it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:09 PM (Dc2NZ)

30 26 is Hateful Eight good?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:08 PM (G546f)

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It's my favorite, but many people's least favorite.

Everyone is awful and, well, hateful.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:09 PM (zZbCU)

31 oh good news! Hubby swapped the cracked screen tv out or the older one upstairs - smaller but still good

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:09 PM (G546f)

32 One thing funny about Once Upon a Time is that the guy who played Manson in that one weird short scene was the guy who played Dewey Crowe in Justified.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (x8Wzq)

33 I liked Reservoir Dogs.

Fat ass Chris Penn could act! And he looked good in that track suit!

And he actually sang in "The Funeral". Unlike his brother. Not Sean, the other one. Plus he fucked that wannabe hooker in the ass in the alleyway in that movie for five bucks, so that was nice.

But he couldn't do drugs worth a damn, so he's dead now.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (Z+IKu)

34 That was some glorious acting in the first scene of "Inglorious Basterds'' I wonder if Tarantino did much directing or just let the actors go with it?

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (gLRfa)

35 TJM, agreed but still decent prices IMHO.
Although B&N's sales on Criterion are the best.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (L2ZTs)

36 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 04, 2020 08:11 PM (arJlL)

37 26 is Hateful Eight good?
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Vmom, it's about the middle of the Tarantino stack for me, but I appreciate that it's basically a stage play with some wonderfully baroque western dialogue.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

38 so Joann's took my order this morning but no word on when I can pick up
hoping for Monday

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:11 PM (G546f)

39
Shoulda called David French and asked if David Lee Roth was "inna house". Reports say thst French gets a boy boner whenever that happens.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 04, 2020 08:12 PM (pNxlR)

40 TJM, interesting you like The Hateful Eight.

I remember constantly reading how talky it is.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:12 PM (L2ZTs)

41 I won't watch Django Unchained because I despise Jamie Foxx, utterly. My movie-loving brother asked if I would have seen it if, say, Denzel Washington was in it, and I hell yeah.

there are some actors I simply refuse to watch.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 04, 2020 08:12 PM (x8Wzq)

42 My two favorite Tarantino films, by far, are "Jackie Brown" and "Resevoir Dogs."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 04, 2020 08:12 PM (WEBkv)

43 35 TJM, agreed but still decent prices IMHO.
Although B&N's sales on Criterion are the best.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (L2ZTs)

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I like Criterion's own sales.

50% off, and every purchase gets counted as points. At 500, you get a $50 gift card.

I still have points from purchases I made 5 years ago. I was just never in a space to spend enough at one time to get free shipping ($50).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:12 PM (zZbCU)

44 I admit for me, my all-time fave Tarantino is still his first: Reservoir Dogs. Inglorious Basterds is my second fave.

I have Grindhouse but need to still watch it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:13 PM (L2ZTs)

45 Tarantino frustrates me. All too often he doesn't know how to end movies. His recent forays into trying to rewrite history don't interest me at all. Inglourious Basterds would have been better as two movies: a taut thriller called Shosanna and a rollicking WW2 action adventure movie called Inglourious Basterds.
He's good at what he does, but he needs someone to tell him "no".

Posted by: Viridian at April 04, 2020 08:13 PM (anGdJ)

46 Since our host has written more than once on the importance of music in the movies, I thought I'd mention that the Review section in today's Wall Street Journal reviews a new book on the life and music of Max Steiner. Steiner was Viennese-born, of Jewish descent, who emigrated to the US in the 20s and worked in musical comedy, before being recruited by Hollywood as it was switching to making talkies. Among his best-known scores are those for "Casablanca", "King Kong", and "Gone With the Wind". Steiner and his colleague, Eric Wolfgang Korngold, created the "Warner Bros. sound" in music: brassy, upbeat, lush - unmistakable. It sounds an outstanding book; my copy is on order, but Amazon is so backed up that it will quite a while before I get my copy.

Posted by: Brown Line at April 04, 2020 08:13 PM (S6ArX)

47 Here's a tough question (maybe for some), but if you could choose just 2 filmmakers to watch on the proverbial desert island, who would you choose? And for my tastes, I think it is Tarantino and the Cohen Brothers.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 08:13 PM (r+sAi)

48 he makes it about a character revealing himself (essentially Mr. Brown's only real character moment). Suddenly, Mr. Brown isn't just that Tarantino cameo, he feels like a character whose life extends beyond the borders of the plot of the film.

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I saw some smart guy on CSPN Book TV talking about The Illiad. He said that part of what makes it great is that it does two contradictory simultaneously. On the one hand, he shows the spectacle and glory of combat. On the other hand, Homef gives even minor characters who appear only to be killed in a gruesome and explicit fashion by a hero a backstory. So and so was a shepherd who was raised by his loving parents on the plains of grass and left to find adventure but whose lung is now pierced by Ajax' well-thrown spear and whose life trickles out with his blood before the walls of Troy. The glory, the horror, and the tragedy all in one.

Yeah, Homer is OK but what's he done lately?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 08:14 PM (+y/Ru)

49 Excellent post
Also I'd have to put "Death Proof" among my favorite QT films

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 08:14 PM (iTXRQ)

50 Pug, did you see this story about Jamie Foxx from a few years ago?

https://abc7.com/jamie-foxx-rescue-car-crash/1165185/

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:14 PM (L2ZTs)

51 Here's a tough question (maybe for some), but if you could choose just 2 filmmakers to watch on the proverbial desert island, who would you choose? And for my tastes, I think it is Tarantino and the Cohen Brothers.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 08:13 PM (r+sAi)
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I'd have to agree with this.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 04, 2020 08:14 PM (WEBkv)

52 46 Since our host has written more than once on the importance of music in the movies, I thought I'd mention that the Review section in today's Wall Street Journal reviews a new book on the life and music of Max Steiner. Steiner was Viennese-born, of Jewish descent, who emigrated to the US in the 20s and worked in musical comedy, before being recruited by Hollywood as it was switching to making talkies. Among his best-known scores are those for "Casablanca", "King Kong", and "Gone With the Wind". Steiner and his colleague, Eric Wolfgang Korngold, created the "Warner Bros. sound" in music: brassy, upbeat, lush - unmistakable. It sounds an outstanding book; my copy is on order, but Amazon is so backed up that it will quite a while before I get my copy.
Posted by: Brown Line at April 04, 2020 08:13 PM (S6ArX)

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Weird coincidence, but I watched the Randolph Scott version of The Last of the Mohicans earlier today, and they used a bunch of Steiner's King Kong score in it. Every action scene is straight from Kong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:15 PM (zZbCU)

53 32 One thing funny about Once Upon a Time is that the guy who played Manson in that one weird short scene was the guy who played Dewey Crowe in Justified.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (x8Wzq)

He also played Manson in Mind Hunters

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:15 PM (G546f)

54 I don't think I ever saw Reservoir Dogs

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 08:15 PM (ZCEU2)

55 I love Discogs for CDs. Whatever I can't find at Amazon, I can find there new or used, even if it's sometimes expensive and I have to put off buying things.

I wish there was a Discogs for blu-rays and DVDs. eBay sorta/kinda works but just seems a lot more grimy, weird and squirrely than it used to be.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:16 PM (L2ZTs)

56 54 I don't think I ever saw Reservoir Dogs
Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 08:15 PM (ZCEU2)

me either
I wonder if Netflix has it

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:17 PM (G546f)

57 I read a story at another site that thanks to the CV outbreak, drive-in movie theaters are due for a big comeback this summer.

Hoping it's so. I admit if I had venture capitalist money, I'd probably spend some to give one a go.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:17 PM (L2ZTs)

58 He also played Manson in Mind Hunters
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:15 PM (G546f)

Huh. May go look for that. I like that guy. He's an Aussie, but I'm blanking on his name, and Bing is way over there. Damon? Damien?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 04, 2020 08:18 PM (x8Wzq)

59 >Weird coincidence, but I watched the Randolph Scott version of T


RANDOLPH SCOTT

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 08:19 PM (iTXRQ)

60 I saw Zombieland II a few days ago. It was OK but not as good as the original. Hint: sit through the credits.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 08:19 PM (+y/Ru)

61 used a bunch of Steiner's King Kong score in it. Every action scene is straight from Kong.

As a kid watching old movies on tv circa 60s noticed that the same or similar music was used whether injuns was attacking on hosses or japs was dive bombing zeros.
TAN TAN TAN TAN TAN-TAN-TAN

Posted by: getting the bannex back together watching london at midnight at April 04, 2020 08:19 PM (lujCI)

62 59 >Weird coincidence, but I watched the Randolph Scott version of T


RANDOLPH SCOTT
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 08:19 PM (iTXRQ)

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I kept singing that in my head as I watched.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:19 PM (zZbCU)

63 Dewey Crowe is one of the great t.v. idiots.

All he wanted was a pool and two chicks at once!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:20 PM (Dc2NZ)

64 Here's a tough question (maybe for some), but if you could choose just 2 filmmakers to watch on the proverbial desert island, who would you choose? And for my tastes, I think it is Tarantino and the Cohen Brothers.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk


***

Huston and Hitchcock.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2020 08:20 PM (axyOa)

65 True Romance is my favorite Tarantino screenplay.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:20 PM (2DOZq)

66
Hoping it's so. I admit if I had venture capitalist money, I'd probably spend some to give one a go.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:17 PM (L2ZTs)

Ditto! Maybe I should start looking at property. Joint
venture.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 08:20 PM (vF+fs)

67 Yeah, Homer is OK but what's he done lately?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 08:14 PM (+y/Ru)


Hey, give him a break.

Posted by: Bill Shakespeare at April 04, 2020 08:20 PM (L2ZTs)

68 Infidel, I might be able to purchase 1% :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:21 PM (L2ZTs)

69 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:21 PM (Zz0t1)

70 I'm pretty much a Tarantino newb -- only watched Pulp Fiction and the first half of Kill Bill. Need to watch more. Kill Bill's first half did not make a big impression, but I treasure Pulp Fiction, and often find myself thinking of many of its scenes. A masterpiece, in my view, though I found parts of his cameo a bit cringey. Not "oak's nice," though, which was somehow perfect.

The whole Travolta-returns-home-with-Uma scene is so evocative; the song, the atmosphere, the dialogue, and where it went, just remarkable.

I think part of what's kept me from seeing more is that every time there's a new Tarantino, there seem to be a chorus of voices saying that it completely sucks.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 08:21 PM (dOV9E)

71 Friendly reminder:

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:21 PM (Zz0t1)

72
Yeah, Homer is OK but what's he done lately?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


He sang with Jethro.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 04, 2020 08:21 PM (aKsyK)

73 Mr. Tarantino joins the ranks of the Coen Brothers and Christopher Nolan as winners of this award. Ampersands have been sent via UPS.

I'm curious why my name isn't mentioned here, TJM, given your exuberant and well-known passion for one of my works.

Posted by: Ridley Scott at April 04, 2020 08:21 PM (DMUuz)

74 I saw Inglorious Bastards. Where it had it's moments, I thought it overall, sucked.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:22 PM (Zz0t1)

75 I used to like Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, and Pulp Fiction in that order. I am off the guy as I no longer see the art I once did. For sure he is talented and good at his craft. The value of that craft eludes me these days.

He does revenge porn and he tries to right the wrongs of history that is true. But he is mainly teaching many all the "history" they will get on a given subject. Sure it is not his job to educate society, but he only makes division worse since his main goal is to create division and exploit it.

At least Scorsese at his most violent shined a light on worlds that existed and we would have never known about. He showed us history as interpreted by him. Tarantino has no greater point that I can see than his own ego. Sure it is art but I don't want any more. No mas.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood intrigues me a bit though. I will probably check that one out.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 08:22 PM (hHxp2)

76 Also important to Tarentino is the soundtrack.

"Girl, you'll be a woman soon"

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 04, 2020 08:22 PM (ykYG2)

77 hang on, isn't From.Dusk Til Dawn considered a Tarantino film?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:22 PM (G546f)

78 I have the impression it's not hard to meet QT in person if you visit his theater in Hollywood.

Not sure how often he's there, however.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:22 PM (L2ZTs)

79 73 Mr. Tarantino joins the ranks of the Coen Brothers and Christopher Nolan as winners of this award. Ampersands have been sent via UPS.

I'm curious why my name isn't mentioned here, TJM, given your exuberant and well-known passion for one of my works.
Posted by: Ridley Scott at April 04, 2020 08:21 PM (DMUuz)

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You'd share them all with Terrence Malick if it were only up to me.

But I don't nominate anything and I don't vote.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:23 PM (zZbCU)

80 My only disagreement here was with Monster House. I can't really remember why I didn't like it, just that I didn't.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 04, 2020 08:23 PM (ykYG2)

81 "God came down from heaven and stopped these muh-fuggin' bullets."

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 08:23 PM (iTXRQ)

82 Critical Drinker, "Alien Covenant - Why Does This Movie Exist?":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO0TUESAL5Y

I'm watching it for the first time.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

83 Hoss, you couldn't be more wrong about Tarantino and his "talent." In every generation, there's guys - author, movie guy, politician - who All The Critics In New York and L.A. assure us are, like, super-talented and so far above us mere mortals that if you can't see it you must be a mouthbreathing inbred rube. (pro tip: generally, they're secretly kinda hugely overrated no-talent hacks)

Examples of this, off the top of my head, are Springsteen, Scorcese, Tennesse Coates, Nicole Kidman, Obama, and, of course, Tarantino. OUaTIH is, 97%, just a pointless, drawn-out exercise in... whatever the heck Tarantino is tryna say.

Having said that, the climax of OUaTIH is... is.... IS the **single most satisfying 5 minutes** I've ever seen in ANY move, ever. I was shocked at how good that made me feel - I was just a kid in '69, never had any feeling for movie stars or hippies, didn't know beans about Tate/LaBianca, etc etc. Also, I have no particular use for movie violence - I can take it or leave it, and most of it is obviously just laziness on the part of the moviemaker.

But seeing the Manson scum get what they so richly deserved.... in wonderfully-drawn-out screams and agony and living color.... man. That's goooood medicine for the soul.

So all hail & respect Tarantino, for that much, at least

Posted by: stingaling at April 04, 2020 08:23 PM (BL4/P)

84 Not trying to be a contrarian but Alice in Wonderland is the Burton film I seemed to like the best. Not a Burton fan.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:24 PM (2DOZq)

85 Babylon Bee---
Man Glad To Know Job That Fed His Family, Paid His Rent Is 'Non-Essential'

"The job that put clothes on my back and fed my kids is
non-essential? Oh, OK," he sighed as he tried to figure out how to pay
his bills. "I'm glad some bureaucrats have decided that the work I
contributed to our economy and used to pay my bills wasn't really needed
all along."
"Good to know."

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 08:24 PM (59YkD)

86 82 Critical Drinker, "Alien Covenant - Why Does This Movie Exist?":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO0TUESAL5Y

I'm watching it for the first time.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIftf6S3hvI

Patrick Explains Alien: Covenant (And Why It's Great)

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:25 PM (zZbCU)

87 I don't think I ever saw Reservoir Dogs
Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 08:15 PM (ZCEU2)


It wasn't bad. But gross for the sake of being gross.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:25 PM (Zz0t1)

88 isn't From Dusk Til Dawn considered a Tarantino film?

I liked that one.

For a crap Tarentino movie that was crap because Oliver Stone took a big crap on it: Natural Born Killers. G-d help me but I saw it twice.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 04, 2020 08:25 PM (ykYG2)

89
is Hateful Eight good?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:08 PM (G546f)







I'm probably in the minority, but... No.

Honestly, I found it to be utterly forgettable, which is unusual for a QT film. I literally can't remember a single line of dialog or the plot.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 04, 2020 08:25 PM (EGyGV)

90 I read a story at another site that thanks to the CV outbreak, drive-in movie theaters are due for a big comeback this summer.

Hoping it's so. I admit if I had venture capitalist money, I'd probably spend some to give one a go.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:17 PM (L2ZTs)

Fort Collins has had a two-screen setup for, well pretty much since Drive-ins became a thing. Oddly, I've only been a couple of times.

As a kid I lived behind a drive-in theater, and that's how I got to see Logan's Run, and especially Jenny Agutter.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 04, 2020 08:25 PM (x8Wzq)

91 Two things I really respect about Tarantino:

1, he refuses (at least, as far as I know) to mouth off about politics very much.

And 2, when critics question him and try to superimpose great SJW themes on his works, he's not afraid to say to them directly, "no, you're full of shit."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:25 PM (L2ZTs)

92 BTW, Christopher Waltz got all the accolades for his performance in "Inglourious Basterds" but the actor playing the French farmer in that first scene is e one who made an impression on me.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 08:26 PM (gLRfa)

93 How much Keeffe we got? Miles O'Keeffe
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:54 PM (Dc2NZ)

I'm watching Devil Fish. An Eye-talian movie with Eye-talian actors pretending to be Americans.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 04, 2020 08:26 PM (x8Wzq)

94 nfidel, I might be able to purchase 1% :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve

I'm in for 3%, who's with me?


We used to have two drive-ins and Guyton's Fun Junction, now they are all gone.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 08:26 PM (vF+fs)

95 Patrick Explains Alien: Covenant (And Why It's Great)
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:25 PM (zZbCU)
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Oh, honey... *shakes head sadly*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:26 PM (Dc2NZ)

96 I liked that one.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo

Me too!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:27 PM (G546f)

97 Craig Zahler > Quentin Tarantino

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:27 PM (2DOZq)

98 "23 I find the Movie Thread, as I do the Art Thread, a chance to peek into the world of people that really enjoy pursuing a subject, studying it carefully, beating it to death, and then throwing it out for lesser mortals to view.

And I enjoy every one of both themes, because I am convinced that when you stop learning, you die internally!

Thanks TJM!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 08:07 PM (BiNEL)"



Well said, and seconded !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 04, 2020 08:27 PM (cqteU)

99 I don't believe I've ever seen a Tarantino movie partly comes after my movie watching prime.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 08:27 PM (Uu+Jp)

100 Tuna, I've read that in the overlooked flick Carnage, Waltz plays a guy who says that whenever he hears SJW shit, it makes him want to join the Tea Party.

I don't think his character was a bad guy, either.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:27 PM (L2ZTs)

101 doggeh trying ti lure me off the sofa into a wrestling match

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:27 PM (G546f)

102 BTW, Christopher Waltz got all the accolades for his performance in "Inglourious Basterds" but the actor playing the French farmer in that first scene is e one who made an impression on me.
Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 08:26 PM (gLRfa)

Absolutely agree. That was of the most gripping segments I've ever seen in film, and it was not all Waltz.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 04, 2020 08:28 PM (x8Wzq)

103 Infidel, I think we may have found our million-dollar idea. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:28 PM (L2ZTs)

104 I don't think I ever saw Reservoir Dogs

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 08:15 PM (ZCEU2)



It wasn't bad. But gross for the sake of being gross.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:25 PM (Zz0t1)

I can't bash it too much as I bought the most complete dvd version they had many moons ago. I just am not into that kind of violence these days, I don't need it. But the movie was stylish. If he cut out some of the over the top stuff, I would probably still consider it a great film.

btw, this was an excellent article TJM.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 08:29 PM (hHxp2)

105 About 15 years ago, I visited my daughter who was going to college at UT in Austin. I stayed at the Omni downtown. We were in the lobby bar chatting one afternoon, when into the bar walks Quentin Tarantino. He talked to the bartender for a second, got a drink, then walked out to a table in the lobby facing the main entrance. I confirmed with the bartender that it was QT. We finished up and headed back to the room through the lobby. There was QT with what I assume was a script (a big sheaf of blind paper). He was obviously waiting for someone. As we walked to the elevator, the front door opened and in walked...Uma Thurman. Of course!

Posted by: Granddork at April 04, 2020 08:29 PM (AwyBS)

106 6 Watched on TCM yesterday afternoon Seven Samurai, but 45 minutes to go there was a screeching sound then the sound went off. Tried stopping and restarting but sound never came back on. Luckily was subtitles so just went with it to the end. Had to be on their end.
Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (ZCEU2)

Must have been your cable outlet, it wasn't TCM since I watched it too, and it was fine on my end. I really like Rashoman, which came on a little later.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 08:29 PM (q3gwH)

107 Quarantino Tarantino

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 08:30 PM (59YkD)

108 @105

Two brushes with greatness in one day.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (gLRfa)

109 TJM, I enjoyed your discussion of Tarantino. I've never sought out his films and am only familiar with Pulp Fiction (which I do admire). Your survey of all of his work intrigued me and I have now resolved to make an effort to see what I have missed.

Thanks for the first-rate work.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (XVuno)

110 Hoping it's so. I admit if I had venture capitalist money, I'd probably spend some to give one a go.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:17 PM (L2ZTs)

Ditto! Maybe I should start looking at property. Joint
venture.
Posted by: Infidel

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If you guys can locate the intermission countdown clips and the snack bar advertisements, you'll have a sure fire winner.

You'd better have playground equipment up front or I ain't coming!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (Y4EXg)

111 I'm watching it for the first time.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:23 PM


I thought you'd already screened Covenant?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (DMUuz)

112 What was the one with Antonio Banderas? Saw the shootout part of that again the other day. The one where Tarantino gives himself a bit part as a drug runner telling stories in the bar.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (q3gwH)

113 Such compliments...

*blush*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (zZbCU)

114 Did anyone here ever see what is probably Spike Lee's most controversial film, Bamboozled?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (L2ZTs)

115 112 What was the one with Antonio Banderas? Saw the shootout part of that again the other day. The one where Tarantino gives himself a bit part as a drug runner telling stories in the bar.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (q3gwH)

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Probably either Desperado or Once Upon a Time in Mexico, which are Robert Rodriguez joints. They're buddies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:32 PM (zZbCU)

116 I do like directors and writers who develop a relationship with their actors and keep hiring them for their movies. I think Tarantino and Adam Sandler do it the most. In Sandler's case the actors are actual friends.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:32 PM (2DOZq)

117 The Last Emperor was a great film. I have not seen it in ages. It is time to watch it again.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 08:33 PM (hHxp2)

118 Tony, playground equipment is a little risky. How about game downloads for the kids' cellphones? :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:34 PM (L2ZTs)

119 What do people here think of Kurosawa's 1980s flick, Ran?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:35 PM (L2ZTs)

120
I was watching the good, the bad and the ugly last night and I was
thinking the final scene music was used in Kill Bill. Not gonna look it
up. But it reminded me of the snow fight scene.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (r+sAi)

Hmm, I am going to bet against that. I doubt he used Morricone but I could be wrong for sure. There were two Kill Bills. I only saw the first one.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 08:35 PM (hHxp2)

121 I thought you'd already screened Covenant?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (DMUuz)
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Covenant screened me! *weeps*

No, I mean Critical Drinker's flamethowing of the movie.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

122 I know it's not a "Tarantino movie", it's a Rodriguez movie with Tarantino in it, but "From Dusk Till Dawn" is one of my favorite movies ever.

Posted by: Seal the deal and let's boogie (nee Oedipus) at April 04, 2020 08:36 PM (qnaGV)

123 119 What do people here think of Kurosawa's 1980s flick, Ran?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:35 PM (L2ZTs)

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Magnificent. A marvelous career capper, perhaps the best.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:36 PM (zZbCU)

124 Such compliments...

*blush*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (zZbCU)


You're good at what you do. You certainly have a knack for reviewing flicks.

I just watch them, sometimes.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:36 PM (Zz0t1)

125 i think i saw Pulp Fiction.... but i ain't sure.

definitely haven't seen any of the others.

Saturday late afternoon is like a dead zone for me here @ the HQ: i don't get chess at all, and not understanding the secret code doesn't help me try and learn anything, and i never go to new movies (last one i saw was "Gran Torino"), or even turn on one of the satellite movie channels, so i rarely know what anyone is talking about here.

guess i'll go kill time making dinner so i'm free for the ONT, which i DO grok.

and drink a few moar beers, because i can.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 04, 2020 08:36 PM (vwf8z)

126 What do people here think of Kurosawa's 1980s flick, Ran?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:35 PM (L2ZTs)

I thought it was spectacular.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 04, 2020 08:36 PM (Uu+Jp)

127 103 Infidel, I think we may have found our million-dollar idea. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:28 PM (L2ZTs)



Unfortunately, I think it would be a hard go in Mountain Country. It's seasonal.

I'm hoping with the wuhan flu people may want to get back to basics. Time will tell.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 08:36 PM (vF+fs)

128 124 You're good at what you do. You certainly have a knack for reviewing flicks.

I just watch them, sometimes.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:36 PM (Zz0t1)

========

I'm thinking of starting a YouTube channel.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:36 PM (zZbCU)

129 Redemptive themes are strong in "Pulp Fiction". All the main characters get a second chance in life. Jules chooses to quit "the life"; Vincent doesn't and gets killed for it. Butch redeems himself by rescuing Marcellus from the rapists. He "lost (his) L. A. privileges, but now has a chance to build a better life with Fabienne. What will Mia do with her second chance? Unclear.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 08:37 PM (g8Yc+)

130 119 What do people here think of Kurosawa's 1980s flick, Ran?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:35 PM (L2ZTs)
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Eh...good battle scenes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

131 Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (r+sAi)

I thought TGTBATU was the worst of the triology.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:37 PM (2DOZq)

132 What do people here think of Kurosawa's 1980s flick, Ran?

Posted by: qdpsteve


I recently acquired this, haven't watched it since I got it, but I do remember REALLY, REALLY LOVING IT back when it was new (which is why I picked it up recently).

Posted by: Seal the deal and let's boogie (nee Oedipus) at April 04, 2020 08:37 PM (qnaGV)

133 I'm thinking of starting a YouTube channel.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:36 PM (zZbCU)
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The Prometheus Channel.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

134 Saw the Last Emperor in theater when it came out.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 08:38 PM (ZCEU2)

135 131 Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (r+sAi)

I thought TGTBATU was the worst of the triology.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:37 PM (2DOZq)

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I agree with this. For a Few Dollars More is the best of the three.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:38 PM (zZbCU)

136 I thought Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was disappointing. I like Dogs and Pulp, and Basterds better, maybe even Jackie Brown and the Kill Bills. Didn't see the others.

For me, there wasn't enough narrative thread to keep me interested. Yeah, he got the clothes, music, violence right (he always does). Just didn't love it. It was OK

Anybody ever seen a British film called 'A Field in England'? Watched that recently. I liked it. Seems to be a love it or hate it type film. It's pretty twisted

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 04, 2020 08:38 PM (oAY8z)

137 Ah, it was Desperado I was watching.

As to Kurosawa's Ran, it's not just a good film, it is magnificently, exquisitely beautiful. Makes you dream of what Kurosawa's earlier work would have been like in color.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 08:38 PM (q3gwH)

138 the music at the end of GoodBadUgly is "The Ecstasy Of Gold" by Morricone

there are 3 Morricone pieces in Kill Bill 2

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 08:39 PM (iTXRQ)

139 Everybody, thanks.
Gotta watch Ran then. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:39 PM (L2ZTs)

140 136 Anybody ever seen a British film called 'A Field in England'? Watched that recently. I liked it. Seems to be a love it or hate it type film. It's pretty twisted
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 04, 2020 08:38 PM (oAY8z)

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I saw the screengrab for that while scrolling through Amazon Prime earlier today. Looked interesting. Added it to my Watchlist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:39 PM (zZbCU)

141 I'm going old school tonight. Watching Goldfinger. Best Bond film ever.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 08:39 PM (dUJdY)

142 Watching Angie Dickinson and James Arness in Gun the Man Down, 1957.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 08:39 PM (vF+fs)

143 I have this really bad habit. When a new movie comes out that interests me I almost never see it in the theater, but while waiting for it to come out on home streaming I check it out on wikipedia and see what the plot's about. This spoiler-seeking behavior never diminishes my enjoyment of, say, any given MCU movie (since their plots are rarely the point) nor most other movies.

But Tarantino uses dialogue to build tension like an inflating a balloon, popping the balloon with whatever violent event happens next. Knowing what's going to happen deflates the tension and makes the dialogue sound tedious and pretentiously overwritten. But it really isn't if you're going into it blind.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at April 04, 2020 08:39 PM (0V/8D)

144 to Kurosawa's Ran, it's not just a good film, it is magnificently, exquisitely beautiful. Makes you dream of what Kurosawa's earlier work would have been like in color.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 08:38 PM (q3gwH)

What he said.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 04, 2020 08:39 PM (Uu+Jp)

145 TJM.....Wife just asked about Boondock Saints.

Worth watching? I've heard of it, but don't remember why or if it was something I needed to see.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:40 PM (Zz0t1)

146 I have been continuing my film making career during this lock down - although I have been restricted to shooting from my yard or in my house because of it. Doing quite a bit of work with Da Vinci Resolve, made my first effort at a green screen background, and it worked out well. The Fusion section of Resolve is better than trying to use an alpha channel in the color section for chroma keying.

If anyone is curious what I look like I posted a brief clip of me while working on getting skin tones to look better.


https://tinyurl.com/wragzbc

Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 08:40 PM (le57Z)

147 13 I'm watching Wanted a 2008 comic book film starring Angelina Jolie, James Macovoy and Morgan Freeman.
It's amusing in a comic book kind of way.
I'm slightly suprised that this is the first Angelina Jolie movie I've seen.
Considering how recognizable she is I think I would seen one of her movies before.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 08:02 PM (Uu+Jp)

Please go watch 'Hackers' then.

So bad, its good.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 04, 2020 08:40 PM (NgKpN)

148 liked Reservoir Dogs.



Fat ass Chris Penn could act! And he looked good in that track suit!



And he actually sang in "The Funeral". Unlike his brother. Not Sean,
the other one. Plus he fucked that wannabe hooker in the ass in the
alleyway in that movie for five bucks, so that was nice.



But he couldn't do drugs worth a damn, so he's dead now.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (Z+IKu)

It is a shame he passed away so young. But it is funny to see thin Chris Penn in Pale Rider.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 08:40 PM (hHxp2)

149 Tom, thanks!

I believe Kurosawa was working on a flick with Spielberg when he died.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:40 PM (L2ZTs)

150 I do like directors and writers who develop a relationship with their actors and keep hiring them for their movies. I think Tarantino and Adam Sandler do it the most. In Sandler's case the actors are actual friends.

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The Cohen Bros. seem to have a stable as well. It's interesting that, for example, Frances McDormand is a major character in Fargo and a very minor character in Hail Caesar as Steve Buscemi is a major character in Fargo and The Big Lebowski and a minor character in Miller's Crossing.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (+y/Ru)

151 And I disagree completely about TGTBATU - I love that movie!!! And the real star of the film is Eli Wallach's Tuco - Leone himself said that in an interview a few years back.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (q3gwH)

152 145 TJM.....Wife just asked about Boondock Saints.

Worth watching? I've heard of it, but don't remember why or if it was something I needed to see.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:40 PM (Zz0t1)

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I'm on an island on this one, because I despise that movie.

It's annoying, makes no sense, and is poorly built and filmed.

But so many people disagree with me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (zZbCU)

153 Pulp Fiction was pretty good.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (XhWtx)

154 Now I want to see once uppn a time... spoilers or not. Lived thru era in area.

Reminded of Warren Oates in "Bring me the head of alfred garcia" shooting the corpses on the highway talking to himself.

"Why?! Because it feels so goddamn good, that's why".

Saw it the day it opened on hollywood blvd.

Posted by: getting the banned under the fence at the gilmore drive in at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (AqYSP)

155 TJM.....Wife just asked about Boondock Saints.

Worth watching? I've heard of it, but don't remember why or if it was something I needed to see.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:40 PM (Zz0t1)

Just watched Boondock Saints and Boondock Saints 2 last week. I like them but I wouldn't think it would be something women would like.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (2DOZq)

156 Bamboozled is Spike Lee's best film in my opinion.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (ykYG2)

157 Jewells, Goldfinger is pretty good. So were The Man With The Golden Gun and GoldenEye. Seems the best Bond flicks have 'gold' somewhere in the title.

I love that Goldfinger has one of the very first promotional product placements in a film... for Kentucky Fried Chicken. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:42 PM (L2ZTs)

158 boulder, really???

I ask because Criterion just reissued it on bluray and DVD. I remember it caused an uproar when it came out in 2000. Today it couldn't be made at all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:42 PM (L2ZTs)

159 Here's a tough question (maybe for some), but if you
could choose just 2 filmmakers to watch on the proverbial desert
island, who would you choose? And for my tastes, I think it is Tarantino
and the Cohen Brothers.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk





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Huston and Hitchcock.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2020 08:20 PM (axyOa)

Scorcese and Leone
but damn, I could come up with a good five more that I would want.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 08:43 PM (hHxp2)

160 Oh yeah I've seen Pulp Fiction. I guess I have seen a Tarantino movie.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 04, 2020 08:43 PM (Uu+Jp)

161 Posted by: Granddork at April 04, 2020 08:29 PM (AwyBS)

And you without your Hanzo Blade!

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 04, 2020 08:43 PM (NgKpN)

162 Just two filmmakers?

Hard to decide, but for me it'd probably be Kubrick and Scorsese.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:44 PM (L2ZTs)

163 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (q3gwH)

You like it better than Fist Full of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:44 PM (2DOZq)

164 I love that Goldfinger has one of the very first promotional product placements in a film... for Kentucky Fried Chicken. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:42 PM (L2ZTs)
,----
Well, they had to show they were in Kentucky.

IIRR, the film came out about the time KFC was making the jump from regional to national.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 08:44 PM (g8Yc+)

165 ABC is doing their annual showing of "The Ten Commandments". I try to watch it every year. Sumptious scenes and color, over the top acting, and a fair bit of humor. Not to mention a young Yvonne De Carlo at her chesty best.

Posted by: JTB at April 04, 2020 08:45 PM (7EjX1)

166 Worth watching? I've heard of it, but don't remember why or if it was something I needed to see.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:40 PM (Zz0t1)

It's blitheringly stupid. Wannabee edgelords liked it but the only good part is Willem Dafoe as a gay FBI guy.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 08:45 PM (BAsqb)

167 I believe Kurosawa was working on a flick with Spielberg when he died.


Spielberg died?

Posted by: getting the banned's pistols edited out of new cut bcuz barrymore pussywhip at April 04, 2020 08:45 PM (AqYSP)

168 >But Tarantino uses dialogue to build tension like an inflating a balloon


that's right- I also like when a scene is building to some climax, and he throws in an 'oh shit' moment

like in Pulp Fiction at the end, Jules and Vince in the diner talking, then you hear the robber shout 'garcon!'

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 08:45 PM (iTXRQ)

169 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood? A series of intermittently interesting, often over-written vignettes. Once again Tarantino proves himself incapable of a serious and coherent great movie.

After Rick's acting crucible on the set of Lancer and Cliff's journey into sordid darkness at Spahn Ranch, he was arguably poised to develop a rich parallel character study. But he soon frittered it away, and was drawn again irresistibly to the orgy of jejune violence.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 04, 2020 08:45 PM (H8QX8)

170 I love the The Good the Bad and The Ugly and it's my favorite soundtrack. The way the music fits the look and feel of the film just works for me

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 04, 2020 08:45 PM (oAY8z)

171 But he couldn't do drugs worth a damn, so he's dead now.

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I saw Alice Cooper exclaiming that Glen Campbell could snort him some cocaine! Two things: 1) I never thought Glen and Alice hanging out and 2) if Alice Cooper is telling you to cut back, it's time to re-evaluate your life.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 08:46 PM (+y/Ru)

172 Captain Obvious, yup. :-)
KFC was already national while McDonalds was still trying to find its feet in the fast food marketplace, I believe.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:46 PM (L2ZTs)

173 Re- Drive-In movies. They were a viable business before property taxes existed or went nuts. Even then the plot of land they sat on were bought outright and not on borrowed money. Those were different times.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 04, 2020 08:46 PM (4thlk)

174 getting, don't get your hopes up ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:46 PM (L2ZTs)

175 Watched Rush (the original version with Greg Allman and Jennifer Jason Leigh) for the first time. Really good performances by the two actors portraying narcs.

Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 08:46 PM (le57Z)

176 I just think it's funny that Tarantino writes himself dialogue saying n****r over and over and over again and somehow nobody cares. It's almost like there are different rules for people who are In The Club.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 08:47 PM (BAsqb)

177 OK, at the risk of engendering the wrath of a cob*, I'll say this...

I plan to watch this movie at some point, because said cob said it was good. But I expect to be disappointed... Tarantino was one of those guys who had successful ideas, they paid off, and made him yuuuuge.

Then his head got yuuuuge and he just started doing whatever he wanted, and that was mostly lame, and nobody had the nerve to tell him.

Kind of like Adolf Hitler.**

*please don't do a Zappa-style Tarantino series, TJM.

**insert Godwin's Law joke here.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 08:47 PM (II2Y0)

178 Please go watch 'Hackers' then.

So bad, its good.
Posted by: Romeo13 at April 04, 2020 08:40 PM (NgKpN)
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Hack the planet!!!!

RLM, "Hackers":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM7_oyCZqj0

They're so right: There were two paths to take, fashion-wise, and they chose poorly. Instead of Japanese Goth Cyberdelia, let's go with khakis and flannel.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:47 PM (Dc2NZ)

179 Don't like Tarntino, dont like DiFaggio, don't like Manson (people like Tarantino do), don't like Hollywood... nope, not much for me here.

Posted by: Corn Fed at April 04, 2020 08:48 PM (EA1BR)

180 173 Re- Drive-In movies. They were a viable business before property taxes existed or went nuts. Even then the plot of land they sat on were bought outright and not on borrowed money. Those were different times.
Posted by: lowandslow at April 04, 2020 08:46 PM (4thlk)

I spent a night once in a motel where the rooms wrapped around a drive-in.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 04, 2020 08:48 PM (Uu+Jp)

181 I agree that good, bad, ugly isn't the best of the three, I just happened to be watching it and by coinky dink the music reminded me of KB. Not to mention the focus on the eyes.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 08:48 PM (r+sAi)

182 An Observation: great flick.

The very last scene is a really nice jolt. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:48 PM (L2ZTs)

183 It's almost like there are different rules for people who are In The Club.
Posted by: Vanya

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Yea us!!
--- The Kennedys

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 08:48 PM (Y4EXg)

184 163 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (q3gwH)

You like it better than Fist Full of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:44 PM (2DOZq)

Oh yes, much more.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 08:48 PM (q3gwH)

185 Hah! Literally just finished watching "One Upon a Time in Hollywood." Loved it. I was dreading the approach of the Tate murders, but once it became apparent Tarantino was changing history, I literally laughed and yelled, "Quentin, you audacious bastard!"

And watching (murderous) hippies get brutally killed was just icing on the cake.

I recall Tarantino being asked about the nihilism/violence charge, and he said something to the effect of "people who do bad things in my movies have bad things happen to them." So yes, he's actually kind of a moralist.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 08:48 PM (j4zcI)

186 All Hail Eris...

I loooove MST3K too!

Posted by: IrishEi at April 04, 2020 08:48 PM (sGotD)

187 >>> I love that Goldfinger has one of the very first promotional product placements in a film... for Kentucky Fried Chicken. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve

Ford Mustang convertible. Don't remember which movie.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 08:49 PM (BtClI)

188 Vanya, QT *has* been called out for his liberal usage of the n-word in his flicks.

It just never seems to go anywhere, largely I think because Tarantino is a master at laughing the SJWs off and ignoring them. He just doesn't give a shit what they think.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:49 PM (L2ZTs)

189 I'm thinking of starting a YouTube channel.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

do it already!

now is a good time
everyone bored to death

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:49 PM (G546f)

190 I think that Deathproof it's a better movie that Planet Zombie. With one caveat, the only way that the end of Deathproof doesn't destroy the entire movie is to see it as the point of the movie where QT shows it's his movie: Beating the living crap out of the bad guy is the ending of Basterds and Hollywood, it is Tarantino's version of moral release.

Plus Kurt Russel gives one of his best ever performances in DP.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 08:49 PM (YWmx/)

191 188 Vanya, QT *has* been called out for his liberal usage of the n-word in his flicks.

It just never seems to go anywhere, largely I think because Tarantino is a master at laughing the SJWs off and ignoring them. He just doesn't give a shit what they think.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:49 PM (L2ZTs)

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And Samuel L. Jackson comes to his defense all the time. That helps.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:50 PM (zZbCU)

192 Just watched Boondock Saints and Boondock Saints 2 last week. I like them but I wouldn't think it would be something women would like.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (2DOZq)
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I LOVE Boondock Saints.

Haven't seen Nr II. Heard it wasn't very good.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:50 PM (Dc2NZ)

193 Kentucky Fried Movie was awesome.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:50 PM (2DOZq)

194 TJM, exactly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:50 PM (L2ZTs)

195 Kilroy, yup. Great early flick from John Landis before he went crazy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:50 PM (L2ZTs)

196 Captain Obvious, yup. :-)
KFC was already national while McDonalds was still trying to find its feet in the fast food marketplace, I believe.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:46 PM (L2ZTs)

As a kid very many years ago it was a treat to go to an A&W drive I'm.
It's shocking to think those cute carhops are in their 70s.
Now I'm sad.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 04, 2020 08:51 PM (Uu+Jp)

197 189 I'm thinking of starting a YouTube channel.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

do it already!

now is a good time
everyone bored to death
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:49 PM (G546f)

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We have 9 days left in this house. Not the best time to invest in a microphone.

I've started writing a few scripts, so I can start filming once I have a decent microphone, though. They're essentially just posts I've written here done in a video format.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:51 PM (zZbCU)

198 The best way to handle SJWs is to ignore them, course continued success helps too

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 04, 2020 08:51 PM (oAY8z)

199 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:50 PM (Dc2NZ)

Tried to be more humorous but I think it's worth a watch if you like the first one.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:51 PM (2DOZq)

200 I saw Alice Cooper exclaiming that Glen Campbell
could snort him some cocaine! Two things: 1) I never thought Glen and
Alice hanging out and 2) if Alice Cooper is telling you to cut back,
it's time to re-evaluate your life.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 08:46 PM (+y/Ru)


Cooper tells some funny Keith Moon stories. (videos on youtube) One was Moon stayed at his home. Just showed up unannounced and stayed at Cooper's home. One day Cooper and his wife came home and Moon was dressed in a French maids outfit cleaning their home.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 08:51 PM (tQSvt)

201
I liked the first Boondock Saints well enough, except for Willem Dafoe in drag of course, and haven't seen the second.

But the fanatical following I saw for it was all chicks. Chicks loved that movie.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 08:51 PM (II2Y0)

202 EA1BR's Hot Air button must be on the fritz.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 04, 2020 08:52 PM (ykYG2)

203
I have seen bits and pieces of Tarantino's films, but never one in its entirety. No draw for me in them, although I do want to see OUATIH.

I've watched "The Last Waltz" and "Gallipoli" in the last 24 hours (rewatched, actually, but the last watchings were years ago). I found myself filled with really visceral dislike, even hatred, for the pig-headed Australian Colonel who refused to call off the slaughter of the Light Horse in "Gallipoli", largely, I think, because he strongly resembled that ass, Prince Charles, for whom I hold intense loathing.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 04, 2020 08:53 PM (pNxlR)

204 TJM, I hope you don't mind that I sent you a copy of my script.

Looking forward to your thoughts on it, good and bad. Seriously, I need honest feedback on the thing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:53 PM (L2ZTs)

205 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 08:51 PM (II2Y0)

Really? I have to assume the bad boy personas of the characters.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:53 PM (2DOZq)

206 They're essentially just posts I've written here done in a video format.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

but with bewbs, right?
lol j/k

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 08:53 PM (G546f)

207 Just watched Boondock Saints and Boondock Saints 2 last week. I like them but I wouldn't think it would be something women would like.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (2DOZq)


I think most guys like Boondock Saints 1 & 2.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 08:54 PM (BiNEL)

208 In "Death Proof", in the 1st half of the movie, the girls lose. In the 2nd half, they win.

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 08:54 PM (iTXRQ)

209 193 Kentucky Fried Movie was awesome.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:50 PM (2DOZq)


It does not age perfectly. Except the part that's a takeoff on Bruce Lee or something. That's eternal.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 08:54 PM (dOV9E)

210 204 TJM, I hope you don't mind that I sent you a copy of my script.

Looking forward to your thoughts on it, good and bad. Seriously, I need honest feedback on the thing.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:53 PM (L2ZTs)

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Oh, yeah. I did receive that.

I'll get to it. Just in the middle of moving house, so it may take a bit of time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:54 PM (zZbCU)

211 Splunge, Catholic High School Girls In Trouble has aged how exactly? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:54 PM (L2ZTs)

212 TJM, no problemo, get to it when you can. Thanks again.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:54 PM (L2ZTs)

213 Also saw, for the first time, Natalie Portman in Black Swan. I thought it showed a descent into madness well, And, I enjoyed the dancing. Portman had to work really hard to look convincing as a ballerina. However the movie was difficult for me to watch as I don't enjoy watching women getting injured.

Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 08:55 PM (le57Z)

214 I should be using quarantine to watch more movies, but so far, just re-watching Firefly, which is exactly as awesome as I remembered.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 08:55 PM (dOV9E)

215 214 I should be using quarantine to watch more movies, but so far, just re-watching Firefly, which is exactly as awesome as I remembered.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 08:55 PM (dOV9E)

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There's Serenity.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:55 PM (zZbCU)

216 I watched a film a little while back, The Water Diviner, knowing nothing about it, just picking from having a show hole, and totally different than what I expected. But I give it a thumb up.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 08:55 PM (r+sAi)

217 211 Splunge, Catholic High School Girls In Trouble has aged how exactly? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:54 PM (L2ZTs)


Well, you got me. I have not watched it in so long that I don't even remember that part. But that also means that it had aged out even 10 years ago.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 08:56 PM (dOV9E)

218 I recall Tarantino being asked about the nihilism/violence charge, and he said something to the effect of "people who do bad things in my movies have bad things happen to them." So yes, he's actually kind of a moralist.
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 08:48 PM (j4zcI)

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Yeah, Tarantino beats the viewer about the face and neck with the blunt end of the moral premise.

Not saying that as a criticism.

But look at his best movie, Pulp Fiction. He makes the dichotomy between Jules and Vincent as unambiguous as humanly possible.

They both go through the same gauntlet. One takes a moral inventory and resolves to change, the other blithely rejects his lesson.

The first is redeemed. The other dies in a pile of blood and shit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 08:56 PM (II2Y0)

219 Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 08:49 PM (YWmx/)

Just from the DP clip, I may have to go find a copy to watch the whole thing.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 08:56 PM (BiNEL)

220 Since we're touching upon the Rodriguez brothers through Grindhouse, etc., I will admit I like Planet Terror. Better actually than Deathproof.

But most of all, I'm still snickering over part of Mel Gibson's performance as Voz in Machete Kills. Machete gruesomely kills Zaror and Gibson says, "Boy, you f*cked him up worse than a high school science fair project!"

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 04, 2020 08:56 PM (7s3Gx)

221 213. Didn't they bust that flick because after Portman won. Her Oscar it was found out that her face was cgi'd onto a real ballerina dancing?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 04, 2020 08:57 PM (a4qVe)

222 215 There's Serenity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:55 PM (zZbCU)


Yes, and I'm sure I will watch it when I get to the end of the series. I do like how it resolves some central mysteries of the series. But I will have to brace a bit for...certain events in the movie.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 08:57 PM (dOV9E)

223 An acquaintance of mine owns a drive in here in Colorado. She has battled with the city for years because they want the land. They have actually changed turn lanes, sicced the department of health on her food stand, regulated hours they could show, made her take out the playground, etc. etc. etc. She is bound and determined that her family keep it open

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 04, 2020 08:57 PM (/UQ/R)

224 Kentucky Fried Movie was awesome.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:50 PM (2DOZq)


Cleopatra Schwartz

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 08:58 PM (tQSvt)

225 I've read one of the great things about Serenity is that it explains the Firefly universe, so even if you were never a watcher or fan of the show, you can still enjoy the flick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:58 PM (L2ZTs)

226 I should be using quarantine to watch more movies, but so far, just
re-watching Firefly, which is exactly as awesome as I remembered.


Yes!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 08:58 PM (59YkD)

227 222 215 There's Serenity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:55 PM (zZbCU)

Yes, and I'm sure I will watch it when I get to the end of the series. I do like how it resolves some central mysteries of the series. But I will have to brace a bit for...certain events in the movie.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 08:57 PM (dOV9E)

==========

*nods sagaciously*

Jayne wishing he had brought grenades.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 08:58 PM (zZbCU)

228 TQM, also the Society For The Dead.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:58 PM (L2ZTs)

229 I don't really understand the appeal of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I didn't dislike it. But it didn't seem particularly good either. It's nothing I'd watch twice. It at least wasn't another reboot or men-in-tights-save-the-world movie. So it has that going for it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 04, 2020 08:58 PM (H5knJ)

230 And I disagree completely about TGTBATU - I love
that movie!!! And the real star of the film is Eli Wallach's Tuco -
Leone himself said that in an interview a few years back.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 08:41 PM (q3gwH)

Whom are you disagreeing with? I want to know because that person is wrong if they don't appreciate the film lol. And of course Tuco was the star.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 08:59 PM (hHxp2)

231 I've been watching lots of Horror, Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalyptic shorts on YouTube. Most are between 8-20 minutes. There's some decent stuff out there if you enjoy a good short.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 04, 2020 08:59 PM (oAY8z)

232 Cleopatra Schwartz

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 08:58 PM (tQSvt)


Big Jim Slade...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 04, 2020 08:59 PM (7s3Gx)

233 I hate Tarantino as a person but his films are great. Tony Scott directed it, I think, but Tarantino's True Romance is my favorite. That and Basterds. Christoph Walz is an amazing presence.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 04, 2020 08:59 PM (AFSld)

234 Just learned today that Mel Gibson's Payback was a remake of Lee Marvin's Point Blank, which I watched today.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:59 PM (2DOZq)

235 234 Just learned today that Mel Gibson's Payback was a remake of Lee Marvin's Point Blank, which I watched today.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:59 PM (2DOZq)

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Point Blank, directed by John Boorman, crazy person.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:00 PM (zZbCU)

236 I should be using quarantine to watch more movies, but so far, just re-watching Firefly, which is exactly as awesome as I remembered.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 08:55 PM (dOV9E)
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If you watch Serenity (2005) right after, you're watching one of the best Sci-fi stories ever put on video.

Those stories just hold up! However you might want to look online for the "true order" of Firefly episodes.

Fox screwed the pooch.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:00 PM (YWmx/)

237 one of the great things about Serenity

The Operative: Do you know what your sin is, Mal?


Mal: Oh hell, I'm a fan of all seven. But right now, I'm gonna have to go with wrath.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 09:00 PM (59YkD)

238 Just learned today that Mel Gibson's Payback was a remake of Lee Marvin's Point Blank, which I watched today.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:59 PM (2DOZq)

Only saw Point Blank once, and IIRC it wasn't that great. Payback was much better.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:00 PM (BAsqb)

239 It at least wasn't another reboot or men-in-tights-save-the-world movie. So it has that going for it.

I admit to coming up with, and kind of liking, an idea for a superhero movie spoof... about a cross-dressing superhero. TightsMan.

Problem is, if I wrote it and it got made, the SJWs would take it over in no time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:01 PM (L2ZTs)

240 I hate Tarantino as a person but his films are great. Tony Scott directed it, I think, but Tarantino's True Romance is my favorite. That and Basterds. Christoph Walz is an amazing presence.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 04, 2020 08:59 PM (AFSld)
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"If I had to fuck a guy, I'd fuck Elvis".

Love that movie.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:02 PM (YWmx/)

241 I enjoyed the Tarantino movies I've watched but my only opinion of him as a film maker is he isn't afraid to take a chance or be different. It sure isn't the formulatic crap Hollywood wants to make 99.9 percent of the time.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 04, 2020 09:02 PM (4thlk)

242 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 04, 2020 08:58 PM (H5knJ)

That's my take. Also if it was a alternate history fantasy, I would have been more satisfied with Manson having his smug head smashed.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:03 PM (2DOZq)

243 Firefly rocks. Damn shame it was canceled.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:03 PM (NWiLs)

244 Kentucky Fried Movie was awesome.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 08:50 PM (2DOZq)

Yes!....."Take him to Detroit" was true then and true now.

My, how things have not changed.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 09:03 PM (Z+IKu)

245 >>>"If I had to fuck a guy, I'd fuck Elvis".



Great cast, from Christian Slater to Walken, to Hopper. The dialogue was just amazing

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 04, 2020 09:04 PM (AFSld)

246 She is bound and determined that her family keep it open

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 04, 2020 08:57 PM (/UQ/R)


Comrade WDS, tell her to be forewarned that der Staat will crush her and her family and laugh while doing it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:04 PM (BiNEL)

247 I've started writing a few scripts, so I can start filming once I have a
decent microphone, though. They're essentially just posts I've written
here done in a video format


The easiest way to film yourself with decent quality and sound is to use a Logitech 920S camera plugged into a usb 3.0 port. The Logitech software download allows you to do 1080p at 24 frames per second and the microphones in the camera are pretty decent considering the whole thing is $69.95. Mount it on your monitor screen and you are good to go.

Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:05 PM (le57Z)

248 Only saw Point Blank once, and IIRC it wasn't that great. Payback was much better.
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:00 PM (BAsqb)

I agree .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:05 PM (2DOZq)

249 "you could choose just 2 filmmakers to watch on the proverbial desert island, who would you choose? And for my tastes, I think it is Tarantino and the Cohen Brothers."

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Coen Bros and Christopher Nolan.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:05 PM (j4zcI)

250 Halloween costume idea: do up your face to look like a young teenager, and coat yourself from head to toe in cornmeal. Then you can go trick-or-treating as the "Corn Teen."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:06 PM (L2ZTs)

251 249 "you could choose just 2 filmmakers to watch on the proverbial desert island, who would you choose? And for my tastes, I think it is Tarantino and the Cohen Brothers."

--------

Coen Bros and Christopher Nolan.
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:05 PM (j4zcI)

Oh come on, where's the love?

Posted by: Joel Schumacher at April 04, 2020 09:06 PM (NWiLs)

252 There is no such thing as a non-excellent Kurosawa film.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:06 PM (j4zcI)

253 I hate Tarantino as a person but his films are great. Tony Scott directed it, I think, but Tarantino's True Romance is my favorite. That and Basterds. Christoph Walz is an amazing presence.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at April 04, 2020 08:59 PM (AFSld)

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I loved True Romance, and I thought it would have been better if QT actually directed, instead of just writing.

But Basterds, I hated. I'm not even a stickler for historical accuracy, I think that directors take license with it, out of narrative necessity.

But what happened in the Second World War was a surreal enormity that defies fictionalization. Anyone who tries to come up with something more bizarre and mind-bending than what actually happened will fail, and cheapen the factual reality, too.

Same with Django Unchained. Revising that history doesn't improve the story.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 09:06 PM (II2Y0)

254 TGTBATU > FFOD>FAFDM But the differences are no huge, they are all great films.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 09:06 PM (hHxp2)

255 Love Firefly but I liked Farscape better.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:07 PM (2DOZq)

256 Just from the DP clip, I may have to go find a copy to watch the whole thing.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 08:56 PM (BiNEL)
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Just keep in mind the ending is pure shameless Tarantino. But the development is quite good, even within the B-movie structure. And there still is plenty of B-movie, despite some top-rate performances.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:07 PM (YWmx/)

257 Wonder what a color version of Seven Samurai would come out like

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 09:08 PM (ZCEU2)

258 Paul Voerhoeven and Lars Von Trier

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:08 PM (NWiLs)

259 258 Paul Voerhoeven and Lars Von Trier
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:08 PM (NWiLs)

=============

Explosive depression.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:08 PM (zZbCU)

260 Except for the "Every Which Way but Loose" movies, I like just about everything Eastwood did. I might choose him as one of my two.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 04, 2020 09:08 PM (4thlk)

261 252 There is no such thing as a non-excellent Kurosawa film.
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:06 PM (j4zcI)

One hardly any one talks about is the one that made a lasting impression on me. OK, it was the only one I saw. I think it was called Kagemusha, and it was about what happened when a dude who looked just like the King (Shogun?) was used as a substitute after the monarch died, and what happened next. Visually great, but what's really stuck with me is how much it engages the viewer's brain in ways not typical for movies.

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 09:09 PM (dOV9E)

262 259 258 Paul Voerhoeven and Lars Von Trier
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:08 PM (NWiLs)

=============

Explosive depression.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:08 PM (zZbCU)

Starship Showgirls Anti-Christ

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:09 PM (NWiLs)

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (dOV9E)

264 Sh*t. Does the Barrel have a movie screen?

Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (dOV9E)

265 Insom, "name two film directors who need to be immediately infected with the worst strain of CV imaginable." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (L2ZTs)

266 Ford and Capra

Posted by: Caliban at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (QE8X6)

267 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 09:06 PM (II2Y0)

I thought I was the only one who hated that movie.

Basterds plays like a twentysomething know it all mentally jerking off over what he'd have done if he had been in World War II because naturally he's smarter than everyone else.

I'd catch NAZIS. And I'd have a JEWISH guy BEAT THEM TO DEATH. It's IRONIC. And then I'd KILL HITLER. I would be AWESOME.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (BAsqb)

268 Bye bye, Splunge! Have fun storming The Barrel!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (NWiLs)

269 261 252 There is no such thing as a non-excellent Kurosawa film.
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:06 PM (j4zcI)

One hardly any one talks about is the one that made a lasting impression on me. OK, it was the only one I saw. I think it was called Kagemusha, and it was about what happened when a dude who looked just like the King (Shogun?) was used as a substitute after the monarch died, and what happened next. Visually great, but what's really stuck with me is how much it engages the viewer's brain in ways not typical for movies.
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 09:09 PM (dOV9E)

==========

Ah, the movie that Kurosawa called his dress rehearsal for Ran.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (zZbCU)

270 Kubrick.........................everyone else.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (ja/kn)

271 OK movie but not one of his best. Most of the movie was ... well low speed and lacking anything exiting. OK, I will just come out and say it, it was boring. Also what he did to the Bruce Lee character is well ... criminal. Bruce Lee in real life was nothing like the character in this movie. The ending was spectacular eventful entertaining and wow! It just took a long time to get there.

Posted by: Frododlb at April 04, 2020 09:11 PM (cnWDV)

272 The Gauntlet was the worst directed Eastwood movie IMHO.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:11 PM (2DOZq)

273 Except for the "Every Which Way but Loose" movies, I like just about everything Eastwood did.


*squinty eyes*

Posted by: Clyde at April 04, 2020 09:11 PM (oVJmc)

274 265 Insom, "name two film directors who need to be immediately infected with the worst strain of CV imaginable." ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (L2ZTs)

Paul Fieg had it coming.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:11 PM (NWiLs)

275 Bye bye, Splunge! Have fun storming The Barrel!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (NWiLs)


The barrel is a wet market!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 09:11 PM (Zz0t1)

276 Ikiru. That is all.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:12 PM (BAsqb)

277 Payback was much better.
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:00 PM (BAsqb)
---
Gregg Henry is not appreciated enough, but you really hate him in this movie. I hate the guy right now just thinking about the movie.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:12 PM (YWmx/)

278 Except for the "Every Which Way but Loose" movies, I like just about everything Eastwood did. I might choose him as one of my two.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 04, 2020 09:08 PM (4thlk)


I think there are almost no Eastwood movies I regret watching, and almost all of them I would watch again and enjoy.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:12 PM (BiNEL)

279 Sh*t. Does the Barrel have a movie screen?
Posted by: Splunge at April 04, 2020 09:10 PM (dOV9E)

Ummmmm.....Yes.

"Ishtar" plays on an endless loop.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 09:12 PM (Z+IKu)

280 Gregg Henry is not appreciated enough, but you really hate him in this movie. I hate the guy right now just thinking about the movie.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:12 PM (YWmx/)

Which one was he?

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:13 PM (BAsqb)

281 Hairyback, I thought the Barrel featured Gigli.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:13 PM (L2ZTs)

282 Evening, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Watched Fiddler on the Roof this afternoon and cried. Why? I don't know - part of it being that the film brings back memories, part of it being Noel Coward's dictum about the potency of cheap music, part because I wear my damned heart on my sleeve and part just sheer depression.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:13 PM (2JVJo)

283 277 Payback was much better.
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:00 PM (BAsqb)
---
Gregg Henry is not appreciated enough, but you really hate him in this movie. I hate the guy right now just thinking about the movie.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:12 PM (YWmx/)

In Point Plank all I could think of is Dean Wormer.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:13 PM (2DOZq)

284 "Serenity" and "Demolition Man" are the two greatest libertarian (or "freedom loving", if you hate libertarians) movies ever made.

"I'm going to give you your fondest wish. I'm going to show you a world without sin."

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:13 PM (j4zcI)

285 The Gauntlet is great compared to a few Clint stinkers of recent vintage. For example, I love baseball and Amy Adams is easy on the eyes, but Trouble With The Curve is terrible.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at April 04, 2020 09:14 PM (ja/kn)

286 "...directed by John Boorman, crazy person."
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The genius who gave us Sean Connery running across post-apocalyptic Britain in a red mankini and thigh boots?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (Dc2NZ)

287 I like Tarantino too. Who else would have resurrected Travolta?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (EZebt)

288 Which one was he?
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:13 PM (BAsqb)

The double crossing partner.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (2DOZq)

289 Now and forever playing at the Barrel 6:

- Ishtar
- Gigli
- Final Star Wars trilogy
- Ghostbusters remake with those annoying women
- Barbra Streisand marathon
- Cats

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (L2ZTs)

290 Old version better than the new version:

Get Carter. The original Michael Caine version is much, much darker and better than the shitty Stallone reboot.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (BAsqb)

291 I liked Firefly when it was called Blake's 7.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (oVJmc)

292 Where does one find Kurosawa movies?

Note, I have disconnected to the extent that this is a serious question.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (BiNEL)

293 "you could choose just 2 filmmakers to watch on the proverbial desert island, who would you choose? And for my tastes, I think it is Tarantino and the Cohen Brothers."

--------

Coen Bros and Christopher Nolan.
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:05 PM (j4zcI)


Preston Sturges and Howard Hawks.

And I love both the Coen brothers' films, as well as Tarantino's.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (hku12)

294 Brad Pitt's character in Basterds grew up in Maynardville TN. My hometown! However, I don't think anybody in the hollers round here calls them Natzees.

Posted by: jmel at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (OeWgo)

295 286 "...directed by John Boorman, crazy person."
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The genius who gave us Sean Connery running across post-apocalyptic Britain in a red mankini and thigh boots?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (Dc2NZ)

==========

Yes. He is a crazy person.

I think more crazy people should make films, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (zZbCU)

296 Tarantino is doing something interesting with his alternative history. If the history is made up of villains and victims (not true, just the general impression) then heroes do everything in vain.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (LxTcq)

297 The double crossing partner.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (2DOZq)

Ah, yes. Delightfully evil and easy to hate.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:16 PM (BAsqb)

298 I saw Alice Cooper exclaiming that Glen Campbell could snort him some cocaine! Two things: 1) I never thought Glen and Alice hanging out and 2) if Alice Cooper is telling you to cut back, it's time to re-evaluate your life.

Cooper appears in Campbell's excellent Alzheimer's documentary "I'll Be Me". They were golf buddies until Campbell was put in a nursing home full time.

Posted by: Ian S. at April 04, 2020 09:16 PM (6XLoz)

299 Hrothgar, the Criterion channel on Netflix should have plenty of Kurosawa flicks for you.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:16 PM (L2ZTs)

300 292 Where does one find Kurosawa movies?

Note, I have disconnected to the extent that this is a serious question.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (BiNEL)

=========

If you actually want a major source, the Criterion Channel has a bunch.

They should have a 14 day free trial, at least.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:16 PM (zZbCU)

301 I love that Goldfinger has one of the very first promotional product placements in a film... for Kentucky Fried Chicken. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:42 PM (L2ZTs)


Actually, it isn't a product placement. Director Guy Hamilton was English and thought the KFC outlet was a local restaurant and used it for "local color."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:16 PM (2JVJo)

302 History Revision is something that QT has started making a signature of his films.

So although I didn't expect it at the end of OUATIH, I recognized it.

It's becoming a signature, of sorts.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:16 PM (YWmx/)

303 Note, I have disconnected to the extent that this is a serious question.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (BiNEL)

Criterion.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:16 PM (BAsqb)

304 Mary, really? Funny.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:17 PM (L2ZTs)

305 Posted by: occam's brassiere at April 04, 2020 09:14 PM (j

Should have included a disclaimer on his movies I haven't seen.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:17 PM (2DOZq)

306 When the going gets tough, the tough order ventilators from China. They know a thing or two about coronavirus!

I went with standard shipping to save some money. They'll be here in six weeks...

Posted by: Gov. Andrew Fredo at April 04, 2020 09:17 PM (cfSLd)

307 Has anyone seen "Cats" on a dare? I'm curious, but yellow.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (Dc2NZ)

308 Evening, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Watched Fiddler on the Roof this afternoon and cried. Why? I don't know - part of it being that the film brings back memories, part of it being Noel Coward's dictum about the potency of cheap music, part because I wear my damned heart on my sleeve and part just sheer depression.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:13 PM (2JVJo)


Watching the movie, Fiddler on the Roof felt like the longest 6 hours of my life.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (hku12)

309 229 I don't really understand the appeal of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I didn't dislike it. But it didn't seem particularly good either.

==

me either
I guess it was the nostalgia factor?
I liked Bad Times at El Royale better, for what I consider to be a similar type of movie

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (G546f)

310
Yes. He is a crazy person.



I think more crazy people should make films, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (zZbCU)


zombie Ken Russell: I couldn't agree more...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (tQSvt)

311 All Hail Eris, me too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (L2ZTs)

312 Hrothgar, the Criterion channel on Netflix should have plenty of Kurosawa flicks for you.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:16 PM (L2ZTs)


No Netflix for me! But Thanks
---------------
If you actually want a major source, the Criterion Channel has a bunch.

They should have a 14 day free trial, at least.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:16 PM (zZbCU)

I'll take a look. Thank you.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (BiNEL)

313 Old version better than the new version:

Get Carter. The original Michael Caine version is much, much darker and better than the shitty Stallone reboot.
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (BAsqb)


The same holds true for The Italian Job.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (2JVJo)

314 Watching the movie, Fiddler on the Roof felt like the longest 6 hours of my life.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (hku12)

Watch Kenneth Branagh's full length version of Hamlet.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:19 PM (BAsqb)

315 The scheduling of posts here, particularly on the weekends, has reached "post-joke."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 09:19 PM (l9m7l)

316 Hairyback, I thought the Barrel featured Gigli.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:13 PM (L2ZTs)

Hahaha.

The horror, the horror.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 09:19 PM (Z+IKu)

317
I really like the Coen Brothers.

I've only watched one movie by Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck, but it was the best movie I've ever seen.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 09:19 PM (II2Y0)

318 Check and see what else is on TCM on demand besides Seven Samurai. Some are getting old maybe on Web.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 09:19 PM (ZCEU2)

319 "name two film directors who need to be immediately infected with the worst strain of CV imaginable."

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Michael Bay and... goddamit, there's another one that a movie-loving buddy gives me crap for hating, and I can't think of him now.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:20 PM (j4zcI)

320 307 Has anyone seen "Cats" on a dare? I'm curious, but yellow.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (Dc2NZ)

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I suspect that 90 minutes spent reading the reviews of that film would be more entertaining than watching the film itself.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 09:20 PM (XVuno)

321 >>> I'm watching MST3K's "Ator, the Fighting Eagle". Hoooooboy!Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:54 PM

I'm watching Robo Vampire on rifftrax. Chinese therefore the hopping vampire variety. The first western person to see a chinese vampire movie probably died from laughter.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 04, 2020 09:20 PM (l6b3d)

322 Brad Pitt's character in Basterds grew up in Maynardville TN. My hometown! However, I don't think anybody in the hollers round here calls them Natzees.
Posted by: jmel at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (OeWgo)


People complain about his accent in the film.

I think it was intentional. This was a subtle clue that it was an alternate reality. Not just an alternate history.

Even the spelling, "Basterds," is a small way of conveying that.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:20 PM (hku12)

323 Taro, he's not a director but how about Kevin Feige?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:20 PM (L2ZTs)

324 Get Carter. The original Michael Caine version is much, much darker and better than the shitty Stallone reboot.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (BAsqb)



The same holds true for The Italian Job.


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (2JVJo)


And Alfie

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 09:20 PM (Oj41N)

325 319 "name two film directors who need to be immediately infected with the worst strain of CV imaginable."

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Michael Bay and... goddamit, there's another one that a movie-loving buddy gives me crap for hating, and I can't think of him now.
Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:20 PM (j4zcI)

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I actually think that Bay is a really talented director. He just doesn't give two shits about the scripts he works from. He just films what's there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (zZbCU)

326 The Barrel playlist:

Cutthroat Island
Gigli
Dune
Waterworld

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (BAsqb)

327 Cicero, LOL.

I believe one of the reviews of Cats begins, "I used to believe in God..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (L2ZTs)

328 320 307 Has anyone seen "Cats" on a dare? I'm curious, but yellow.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (Dc2NZ)

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I suspect that 90 minutes spent reading the reviews of that film would be more entertaining than watching the film itself.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 09:20 PM (XVuno)

And what the actual fuck is "jellicle" anyway?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (NWiLs)

329 Baz Lurhman.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (H5knJ)

330 Totally agree with you on "Once Upon a Time..."

That movie totally repudiated and shamed the culture that says hippies and dopers are cool.
They're f**king assholes and killers. Period.

Posted by: PJ at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (qlTN9)

331 oh I saw an awful movie with an excellent cast on amazon
Night Hunter (201

it had Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra Daddario, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillon... and it SUCKED BALLS

Just awful

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (G546f)

332 Vanya, the Barrel could only hope to run movies that great, with the exception of Gigli.

I hear the Barrel 6 also likes to run Glitter from time to time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (L2ZTs)

333 "Has anyone seen "Cats" on a dare? I'm curious, but yellow."


Can you watch it? Have they released for streaming or on CD? It's probably so bad they're going to bury that one.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 04, 2020 09:22 PM (4thlk)

334 Watching the movie, Fiddler on the Roof felt like the longest 6 hours of my life.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (hku12)


**smiles** Well, to each his own. But while watching the scene where daughter Hodel is waiting for a train to take her to her lover in Siberia, I thought of film writer Jeanne Basinger's take on musical movies being inherently absurd, and thought that the direct realism Norman Jewison brought to Fiddler makes any singing seem absurd and that, perhaps, the movie might have worked better had it been deliberately set in a non-realistic studio setting rather than being filmed in Yugoslavia.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:22 PM (2JVJo)

335 I have to see every Tarantino movie at least twice to notice and understand all of the nuances and details he weaves in. And that's OK with me.

Posted by: Gref at April 04, 2020 09:22 PM (AMIL/)

336 Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood was one of my favorite movies of the past year or two.
I love Tarantino's revisionist history movies - Inglorious Basterds being my favorite.. but this one was right up there with that one.
Brad Pitt is perfect for his part, and the period cars and scenes are perfect as well.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 04, 2020 09:22 PM (CjFDo)

337 low and slow, I believe Cats is actually now available on disc and stream, yes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:22 PM (L2ZTs)

338 And then I'd KILL HITLER.

Rogue Male.

Posted by: getting the banned before hidden planet at April 04, 2020 09:23 PM (dGdGH)

339 I signed back up for Netflix just to watch Buster Scruggs, after reading it was Coen Brothers original.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:23 PM (YWmx/)

340 And what the actual fuck is "jellicle" anyway?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (NWiLs)

a cutesy slang for "angelical"

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 09:23 PM (G546f)

341 Targets, a 1968 movie with Boris Karloff is on TCM. Doesn't suck much.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 09:24 PM (XhWtx)

342 TheJamesMadison

Just looked at Criterion, I could be watching for quite a while, not sure I will dive in but there are so many recommendations for Kurosawa, I really should give him a try, even though I am not really a film aficianado.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:24 PM (BiNEL)

343 @329: "Baz Lurhman."

I could totally see a midnight show double feature of Moulin Rouge and Cats for furries on hallucinogenics.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 04, 2020 09:24 PM (+oVP5)

344 Hidden planet = forbidden planet.

Not hidden fortress.

Posted by: getting the banned back to biden level mentally at April 04, 2020 09:24 PM (dGdGH)

345 Buster Scrugs felt nihilistic

did not like

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 09:24 PM (G546f)

346 I've been watching Constantine while posting. Still amazed at how many very watchable movies Keanu Reeves has made.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:25 PM (2DOZq)

347 Eromero, John Nolte is a fan of Targets.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 09:25 PM (L2ZTs)

348 The Barrel playlist:
Cutthroat Island
Gigli
Dune
Waterworld
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (BAsqb)

The Postman is slightly worse than Waterworld.....

Oh hell, both sucked ass.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 09:25 PM (Z+IKu)

349 The villain from Serenity is amazing

https://youtu.be/AC9SF7TOyHQ

You can sympathize that he seems to stand for lawful order against chaos.

Epic Rap Battles, Spielberg vs Hitchcock

https://youtu.be/_wYtG7aQTHA

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 04, 2020 09:25 PM (LxTcq)

350 I actually think that Bay is a really talented director. He just doesn't give two shits about the scripts he works from. He just films what's there.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (zZbCU)

This right here^^^^^

Bay is like a ghostwriter, I think. Whaddaya need? Fifty thousand words with a mummy, a plane crash, two sex scenes and an accordion player? Roger that, you'll have a draft in three weeks.

He doesn't care. Giant robots? Whatever. We'll have shaky cam, a shitload of explosions, a comic relief and a hot chick in tight shorts. Oh look, we printed a billion dollars. Same thing again, boss? Roger that, you'll have the rough in six months.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:25 PM (BAsqb)

351 >I have to see every Tarantino movie at least twice to notice and understand all of the nuances and details he weaves in.


did you see the flame thrower in Rick Dalton's tool shed?

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 09:25 PM (iTXRQ)

352 This is a good write-up on Tarantino. I like his movies cause they can be a fun long winded talkfest interrupted by glorious violence and mayhem, and sometimes vicey versa.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at April 04, 2020 09:26 PM (P1GvV)

353 Vmom,

Hateful 8 is a lousy movie.

Basically, it's Tarantino's Agatha Christie movie with a huge cheat at the end,

stuffed with leftover dialogue from Django Unchained that Tarantino couldn't let go of.

Watch it but it's the most hollow of all his movies.


And "Alien: Covenant" ugh. *barf*

I won't say it's the worst Alien movie. That honor belongs to "Prometheus".

But, it's wrongheaded in every way. Lousy script. surprisingly, piss-poor direction from Ridley Scott.

Perhaps, it's worst offense is the totally alien mystery of the Alien into a robot revenge crapfest.

I think Ridley Scott has Joe Biden Brain.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 09:26 PM (z0XD8)

354 I really like the Coen Brothers.

I've only watched one movie by Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck, but it was the best movie I've ever seen.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 09:19 PM (II2Y0)


The Lives of Others? I have it here, but haven't gotten around to watching it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:27 PM (hku12)

355
Totally agree with you on "Once Upon a Time..."

That movie totally repudiated and shamed the culture that says hippies and dopers are cool.
They're f**king assholes and killers. Period.


Posted by: PJ
..........
naah.. that is too much of a generalization..
I had long hair, smoked dope and was in rock bands.. I was nowhere near like any of the hippies in that movie. I didn't participate in the war protests, etc. etc..
People are people.. you can't lump people into categories like that.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 04, 2020 09:27 PM (CjFDo)

356 The scheduling of posts here, particularly on the weekends, has reached "post-joke."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 04, 2020 09:19 PM (l9m7l)


BeckChas, once you are older than 29, it is comforting to have patterns of behaviour that we can more or less depend upon as being immutable!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:28 PM (BiNEL)

357 351 >I have to see every Tarantino movie at least twice to notice and understand all of the nuances and details he weaves in.


did you see the flame thrower in Rick Dalton's tool shed?

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 09:25 PM (iTXRQ)


If it's in-view when Brad Pitt goes in for tools to fix the antenna, no. Will look for it next time.

Posted by: Gref at April 04, 2020 09:28 PM (AMIL/)

358 The Barrel playlist:
Cutthroat Island
Gigli
Dune
Waterworld
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (BAsqb)


Eh. "DUNE" doesn't belong on that list.

It's a near great movie. One of the few where maybe 125 more minutes would've pushed it into movie immortality.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 09:28 PM (z0XD8)

359 I think I saw Cats somewhere - either NY or London - about 183 years after it was a new big hit. Sub-meh. Hard to believe. With all of these things, I don't for a second doubt the talent and hard work of the people putting it on. Just does nothing for me.

Happy to discover that Life and Fate, based on Vasiliy Grossman's WWII novel (Stalingrad, elsewhere in USSR) is free on Prime. Whole bunch of episodes, so there's some time kilt during the lockdown.

Front-running manana's book thread, highly recommend the annotated translation of Grossman's war-time diary, A Writer at War.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 04, 2020 09:28 PM (El6T/)

360 Old version better than the new version:



Get Carter. The original Michael Caine version is much, much darker and better than the shitty Stallone reboot.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:15 PM (BAsqb)



The same holds true for The Italian Job.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (2JVJo)

Red Dawn, Point Break just to name a few closer to b type movies that were really good. There are the rare remakes like 3:10 to Yuma and True Grit that are at least decent films. But mainly remakes are a horrible waste of time these days. Then again, the other option is super hero and star wars universes.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 09:29 PM (hHxp2)

361 Fun fact. Alice Cooper and Groucho Marx were friends. Marx called Alice's shows a vaudeville act. Alice agreed.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:29 PM (j4zcI)

362 I went with standard shipping to save some money. They'll be here in six weeks...

Posted by: Gov. Andrew Fredo



*snort*

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 09:29 PM (59YkD)

363 This is going to be the next movie I watch: Final Cut Ladies and Gentlemen.

https://tinyurl.com/vwzeg2d

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:30 PM (2JVJo)

364 I'm going old school tonight. Watching Goldfinger. Best Bond film ever.

Honor Blackman who played Pussy Galore was actually a competitive Judo Blackbelt.

Speaking of Judo, one of the movies I watched during this lockdown was Cocktail with Tom Cruz and Elizabeth Shue. Cruz was a high school wrestler, and not an easy person to throw. The scene where she throws him on the beach was an ad libbed rehearsal, and there was a camera running on that rehearsal - which is how the throw, a drop step O-Soto Gari made it into the film.

Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:30 PM (le57Z)

365 354 I have her great great grest grandfather in a miniature the first Count Henkel von Donnersmarck

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 09:30 PM (ZCEU2)

366 The Barrel playlist:

Cutthroat Island
Gigli
Dune
Waterworld

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:21 PM (BAsqb)
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So Solarbabies finished it's run?

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:30 PM (YWmx/)

367 I liked Kill Bill Vol 2 better than Vol 1

Posted by: jmel at April 04, 2020 09:31 PM (OeWgo)

368 Watching the movie, Fiddler on the Roof felt like the longest 6 hours of my life.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (hku12)

Watch Kenneth Branagh's full length version of Hamlet.
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:19 PM (BAsqb)


Naw, I think his Hamlet is fantastic. It's probably sacrilegious to say this, but I think it's better than Olivier's.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:31 PM (hku12)

369 So, started my subscription to the Criterion channel. I'm watching the hell out of the Mifune film festival.

Money well spent.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 04, 2020 09:31 PM (d1uFV)

370 The Postman is slightly worse than Waterworld.....

Oh hell, both sucked ass.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 09:25 PM (Z+IKu)


Dude, I liked The Postman.

But per a book thread tip from our own Anna, the book is far more interesting!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:31 PM (BiNEL)

371 Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 09:28 PM (z0X

The only thing I disliked was they apparently ran out of money and let a high school Audio Video Club do the special effects at the end of the movie.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:31 PM (2DOZq)

372 Waterworld. Heh.
Wound up with realistic looking but featherweight jetski prop motor made of foam from that abortion. *Accidentally* dropped it on a friends cherry motorcycle - of course no harm but his reaction priceless.

Posted by: getting the banned back together for pranks at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (dGdGH)

373 Cruise not Cruz sorry.\

Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (le57Z)

374 Last time I drove past I noticed that one of the catamarans from Water World, which was moored at a dock near where my friend had his boat, is now gone. Was there for years. Friend said he never saw it out, or any people on it.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (El6T/)

375 OUATIH seems to me Tarantino's commentary on metoo and 21st century feminism in general. Weinstein was Tarantino's patron, recall. Dead give away is the scene with DiCaprio and his young co-star killing time, reading their books. DiCaprio's character is having a midlife breakdown and the precocious 8 year old girl is comforting him, even encouraging him. Until he calls her "princess face" or some other mindless endearment, while he's thanking her. She stops cold, changes her to e and scolds him. "I don't like being called princess face. I know you're upset now, so we'll deal with this later." Then she walks away. The other bit is when Pitt comes out of Spahn's cabin. Annie McDowell's daughter is at the bottom of the steps, pissed off and ready for battle. Pitt slumps his shoulders, and you can just about hear him think I g "all I did was give her a tucking ride, talk politely to her and now she thinks she owns me."

Posted by: occam's brassiere at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (ja/kn)

376 I've been watching Constantine while posting. Still amazed at how many very watchable movies Keanu Reeves has made.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:25 PM (2DOZq)


Greatest portrayal of Satan evah.

That whole scene reeks creepy.

Though my second favorite Satan from "The Prophecy" is awfully good as well.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (z0XD8)

377 369 So, started my subscription to the Criterion channel. I'm watching the hell out of the Mifune film festival.

Money well spent.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 04, 2020 09:31 PM (d1uFV)

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I keep thinking about watching that, but then a new wave of releases hit the channels I already subscribe to and I'm all, "Well, there's another ten movies from my queue ready for me to watch."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (zZbCU)

378 Don't the show "Showgirls" in the barrel?

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 09:33 PM (iTXRQ)

379 Best Branagh film in my estimation is Dead Again.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:33 PM (YWmx/)

380 One of my favorite scenes from Firefly.

"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."
https://youtu.be/JZtSLO4tsH0

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at April 04, 2020 09:34 PM (P1GvV)

381 Greatest portrayal of Satan evah.

That whole scene reeks creepy.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (z0XD


Peter Stormare is versatile as hell.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 09:34 PM (t+qrx)

382 Don't know if still there, but not far from where I mentioned the Water World boat was, the sailing ship used in Master and Commander was moored, as part of the Maritime Museum. Reminds me, we've got a free admission to that museum when we emerge from our bunkers.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 04, 2020 09:34 PM (El6T/)

383 Don't the show "Showgirls" in the barrel?
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 09:33 PM (iTXRQ)

Damn, I forgot about that.

Full frontal female nudity and I turned it off halfway. Jesus that movie sucks.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:34 PM (BAsqb)

384 I think Carpenter's Prince of Darkness is one of the best movies about the Devil.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:35 PM (YWmx/)

385 379 Best Branagh film in my estimation is Dead Again.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:33 PM (YWmx/)

*hi five*

one of my favorite movies

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 09:35 PM (G546f)

386 The Postman is slightly worse than Waterworld.....

Oh hell, both sucked ass.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 09:25 PM (Z+IKu)

Dude, I liked The Postman.

But per a book thread tip from our own Anna, the book is far more interesting!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:31 PM (BiNEL)


I think Kostner films, like M. Night Shamalamadingdong films, are lambasted way more than they deserve.

Are they great cinema? No they are not, but I'd rather watch those guys' film than, say, Bruckheimer and Bay crap.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:35 PM (hku12)

387 And props, TJM, on the Tarantino ariticle.

I mostly agree, though I don't like the Hateful 8 and I refuse to watch Django Unchained.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 04, 2020 09:35 PM (d1uFV)

388
The Lives of Others? I have it here, but haven't gotten around to watching it.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:27 PM (hku12)

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Watch it. It's a case study in the total degradation of human character by the will to power.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 09:35 PM (II2Y0)

389 Sorry, I was finishing the movie. qdpsteve.. that's so funny you mentioned that because I never noticed it until I watched it tonight! I know the movie is campy but I just love it. I remember seeing it in the theater. Yeah.. I'm THAT old. They had a smoking section in upper part of the theater. Sat there with my mom.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 09:36 PM (dUJdY)

390 Devils Advocate was another good Keanu movie with the Devil.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:36 PM (2DOZq)

391 I'm going old school tonight. Watching Goldfinger. Best Bond film ever.

I love Goldfinger, but it veers just a little too close to silliness, IMO. My "best" is From Russia With Love.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:36 PM (2JVJo)

392 "I got a message for you and you're not going to like it..."

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 04, 2020 09:36 PM (7s3Gx)

393 Full frontal female nudity and I turned it off halfway. Jesus that movie sucks.
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:34 PM (BAsqb)


This is why God provided the mute button.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 09:36 PM (Zz0t1)

394 I firmly believe that Kill Bill 1 & 2 are The Greatest Movie Ever Made. So much story, every line and scene is memorable, the characters are well-written and compelling, even the evil ones. Such varied locations and sets. Just magnificent and cannot be topped.

And I just as firmly think that The Hateful 8 is easily the worst piece of trash in the history of cinema. It is utterly unwatchable, has absolutely zero redeeming qualities, and in my opinion was simply the vehicle through which Tarantino exercised his certifiably insane need to get away with having the word "n*gger" come out of his characters' mouths a couple of hundred times without him being rightly blacklisted by Hollywood. I watched it in disgust and disbelief, wondering how the same person could possibly have made KB 1 & 2. One of life's great mysteries, I guess.

Your Mileage May Vary, of course.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 09:37 PM (i+3WY)

395 The Lives of Others? I have it here, but haven't gotten around to watching it.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:27 PM (hku12)

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Watch it. It's a case study in the total degradation of human character by the will to power.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 09:35 PM (II2Y0)


Yes, I think I know what to expect, more or less, and that's why I haven't watched it yet. I don't necessarily need to be reminded. Especially right now.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:37 PM (hku12)

396 "The villain from Serenity is amazing...You can sympathize that he seems to stand for lawful order against chaos. "

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No, I can't, and no, he doesn't. He stands for using the power of an overbearing we-know-what's-best government to make the world a "better place" no matter who he has to kill to do it.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 04, 2020 09:38 PM (j4zcI)

397 I keep thinking about watching that, but then a new wave of releases hit the channels I already subscribe to and I'm all, "Well, there's another ten movies from my queue ready for me to watch."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (zZbCU)

I'm biased, but I'd rather watch Mifune act than almost anything released in the last 10 years.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 04, 2020 09:38 PM (d1uFV)

398 The Postman is worse than Waterworld

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 09:38 PM (ZCEU2)

399 Where's Bander? He's a Tarantino Superfanboi.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 08:01 PM (Dc2NZ)



I'm here darlin', are you still? I hit ctrl+F5 "eris". Because that's what I do.

And yes, I'm a Superfanboi. I can't believe Madison got something right.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 04, 2020 09:38 PM (gd9RK)

400 Dinner time here. I'm going to watch The Shining.

I bought a Kubrick anthology recently. Because I tend to rag on him. I think I owe him a second look. Or third look, in some cases.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (hku12)

401 397 I keep thinking about watching that, but then a new wave of releases hit the channels I already subscribe to and I'm all, "Well, there's another ten movies from my queue ready for me to watch."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (zZbCU)

I'm biased, but I'd rather watch Mifune act than almost anything released in the last 10 years.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 04, 2020 09:38 PM (d1uFV)

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They're rarely "new". The most recent that I dropped everything to watch because it suddenly came back to Prime was Marty.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (zZbCU)

402 They had a smoking section in upper part of the theater. Sat there with my mom.
Posted by: Jewells45

oh, I remember different ticket prices for movies dependon what section!
Orchestra (ground) was cheapest, balcony (upper was second cheapest) and loge (the seats where you could spit on the cheapskate orchestra watchers) was the mosr expensive.

And double features!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (G546f)

403 Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 09:35 PM (hku12)

I view Costner as a competent workman-like actor, not sure I will ever watch any of his films a second time, but the first viewing was always worth the time for me!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (BiNEL)

404 Time to move from COVID-19 back to COED-18

Posted by: SMOD at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (X5CsJ)

405 399 And yes, I'm a Superfanboi. I can't believe Madison got something right.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 04, 2020 09:38 PM (gd9RK)

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I get so much right.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (zZbCU)

406 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:36 PM (2JVJo)

Well as I said it IS campy.. and To Russia With Love is also a great Bond flick...agreed.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 09:40 PM (dUJdY)

407 .Your Mileage May Vary, of course.
Posted by: Sharkman


I agree
Hateful Eight is QT's stinker

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 09:40 PM (iTXRQ)

408 Love the write up on QT. Hands down, there is no one better at dialogue and to me, his character development is great because his dialogue is amazing.

I usually get like four out of ten film references he makes but I don't have to get them to know what he's trying to do in paying homage to what he grew up watching.

A true master. Ask me to watch Schindler's list ten times and I'd say nah, bro. Ask me to watch Kill Bill ten times and I'd laugh because I've already watched it twenty.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 09:40 PM (JFe9H)

409 Saw “Citizen Kane” again recently. The cinematography still looks avant garde. I liked how close ups were just a hair TOO close, making the subjects into leering caricatures of themselves. In one scene they looked like faces from a James Ensor painting.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 09:40 PM (Dc2NZ)

410 This is why God provided the mute button.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 09:36 PM (Zz0t1)

Mute wouldn't have saved it. The whole thing is just gross. I don't know, maybe it's secretly genius, and Verhoeven's making this commentary on the sex trade or industry or something that's meant to weird you out.

Watching that movie is like being in a strip club, stone cold sober. It isn't fun, it isn't sexy, it isn't hot, it's just fucking gross. The last straw for me was that scene where the main character is sitting on her boyfriend's lap and he asks if she wants to screw. She says no, she's on her period. He says she's BSing just to put him off. She spreads her thighs and says, "Check."

Click. Eject. We're done here.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:40 PM (BAsqb)

411 Westworld is another example. I think I saw a few episodes of the modern version and it was ok but went way to off the rails. The original movie was great.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 09:41 PM (hHxp2)

412 114 Did anyone here ever see what is probably Spike Lee's most controversial film, Bamboozled?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 08:31 PM (L2ZTs)


Yes. I found it disturbing in a way I can't really describe.

Posted by: a.moron at April 04, 2020 09:41 PM (bjCNA)

413 374 Last time I drove past I noticed that one of the catamarans from Water World, which was moored at a dock near where my friend had his boat, is now gone. Was there for years. Friend said he never saw it out, or any people on it.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (El6T/)

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I used to take the Metrorail train into LA everyday. I remember that it passed by a piece of property in East LA that held the Exxon Valdez set from Waterworld. Right in the middle of a bunch of grimy industrial yards and ramshackle houses.

It was there for a long time.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 09:41 PM (XVuno)

414 One of the movies I'll be re-watching shortly is Michael Caine's Harry Brown which demonstrates that a low budget film can be very powerful. The Actor who plays the drug dealer/gun runner gives an awesome performance.

Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:42 PM (le57Z)

415 I'm going old school tonight. Watching Goldfinger. Best Bond film ever.



I love Goldfinger, but it veers just a little too close to silliness, IMO. My "best" is From Russia With Love.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
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Goldfinger has my most favorite Bond scene.. he is driving his Astin Martin with thugs in pursuit. He has a wry smile on his face.. you know this is where he gets his kicks.. it is what exhilarates him.
But From Russia With Love is one of the best.. the least gimmicky ones..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 04, 2020 09:42 PM (CjFDo)

416 414 One of the movies I'll be re-watching shortly is Michael Caine's Harry Brown which demonstrates that a low budget film can be very powerful. The Actor who plays the drug dealer/gun runner gives an awesome performance.
Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:42 PM (le57Z)

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Low budget British film with power?

Kes. My review is linked in the post.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:42 PM (zZbCU)

417 They're rarely "new". The most recent that I dropped everything to watch because it suddenly came back to Prime was Marty.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (zZbCU)


"Marty" is a great "small" movie.

Lovely portrait of regular folks lovingly done. Great script.

And man, was Ernest Borgnine good in that.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 09:42 PM (z0XD8)

418 My guilty pleasure Costner movie is 3000 Miles To Graceland.

His quality movies are Open Range, Mr Brooks and Perfect World.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:42 PM (2DOZq)

419 Showgirls was so bad, that it was one of those rare movies that wrecked the careers of anyone who had anything to do with it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 09:43 PM (q3gwH)

420 Hrothgar.. my favorite Costner movie is A Perfect World. I thought he was great in it and he's not really that good of an actor.. but Eastwood brought out the best in him.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 09:43 PM (dUJdY)

421 Open Range is really good.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:43 PM (BAsqb)

422 Showgirls was so bad, that it was one of those rare movies that wrecked the careers of anyone who had anything to do with it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 09:43 PM (q3gwH)

Good.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 09:43 PM (BAsqb)

423 I view Costner as a competent workman-like actor,
not sure I will ever watch any of his films a second time, but the first
viewing was always worth the time for me!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (BiNEL)

Field of Dreams and Bull Durham were great movies. The first half of Dances with Wolves was good too.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 09:43 PM (hHxp2)

424 Costner has made some stinkers, but he's made some very good movies.

Open Range
Mr. Brooks
A Perfect World
Fandango
and Waterworld

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at April 04, 2020 09:43 PM (P1GvV)

425 Love Tarantino, all his movies are entertaining. Didn't love Once upon a Time the 1st time i saw it but i plan on rewatching it tonight.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 04, 2020 09:44 PM (bhBSF)

426 My guilty pleasure Costner movie is 3000 Miles To Graceland.

Oh God I love that movie!! Only saw once in the theater. I would love to see it again.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 09:44 PM (dUJdY)

427 Blah blah blah...but what was in that freakin suit case?

Posted by: Orson at April 04, 2020 09:44 PM (Npe2A)

428 427 Blah blah blah...but what was in that freakin suit case?
Posted by: Orson at April 04, 2020 09:44 PM (Npe2A)

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Marcellus Wallace's soul.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:44 PM (zZbCU)

429 I wonder how many households it takes to produce the equivalent of just the physical trash discarded from one movie like Waterworld.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at April 04, 2020 09:44 PM (41rs/)

430 Open Range

Mr. Brooks

A Perfect World

Fandango

and Waterworld

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at April 04, 2020 09:43 PM (P1GvV)

Open Range for sure.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 09:45 PM (hHxp2)

431 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (zZbCU)

TJM, did you check my link for Final Cut Ladies and Gentlemen? I would think that would be right up your alley.

Here's a trailer:

https://tinyurl.com/saz23yw

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:45 PM (2JVJo)

432 My favorite Costner movie is one of his first, Fandango. I actually sort of knew the guy who wrote it. Coming of age - Goodbye to University movie, and fantastic Pat Methany soundtrack.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 09:45 PM (q3gwH)

433 Costner was awesome in both Open Range and Mr Brooks. MB especially. He really pulled off the psychopath. Enough so I thought he might be in real life.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 09:46 PM (JFe9H)

434 >Marcellus Wallace's soul.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


how did the Tim Roth character know what it was then

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 09:46 PM (iTXRQ)

435 Low budget British film with power?

Kes. My review is linked in the post.

-

I second this.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at April 04, 2020 09:46 PM (41rs/)

436 431 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (zZbCU)

TJM, did you check my link for Final Cut Ladies and Gentlemen? I would think that would be right up your alley.

Here's a trailer:

https://tinyurl.com/saz23yw
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:45 PM (2JVJo)

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That looks...interesting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:46 PM (zZbCU)

437 I'm nor a fan of Costner or his movies. I have to go way back in his career to find a decent one. Like Silverado or No Way Out.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 04, 2020 09:46 PM (H5knJ)

438
I'm still vaguely pissed that "Mr Brooks" did so poorly at the box office that the planned on trilogy was never completed.

One of Costner's best movies and performances.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 09:46 PM (z0XD8)

439 On Her Majesty's Secret Service could have been a great movie if Lazenby wasn't such a stiff. Top tier Bond flick as is, but could have been even better.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at April 04, 2020 09:46 PM (ja/kn)

440 Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn't say that if Von Trier was trying to make 100 percent of the audience of Melancholia pray fervently that the Planet or Moon or SMOD that eventually ended his utterly miserable and boring characters' meaningless lives WOULD JUST GET HERE AND FUCKING KILL THEM ALREADY, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD!!!!! Well, he succeeded.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 09:47 PM (i+3WY)

441 414 One of the movies I'll be re-watching shortly is Michael Caine's Harry Brown which demonstrates that a low budget film can be very powerful. The Actor who plays the drug dealer/gun runner gives an awesome performance.
Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:42 PM (le57Z)

Indeed. Feral and degenerate.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:47 PM (NWiLs)

442 401 397 I keep thinking about watching that, but then a new wave of releases hit the channels I already subscribe to and I'm all, "Well, there's another ten movies from my queue ready for me to watch."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:32 PM (zZbCU)

I'm biased, but I'd rather watch Mifune act than almost anything released in the last 10 years.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 04, 2020 09:38 PM (d1uFV)

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They're rarely "new". The most recent that I dropped everything to watch because it suddenly came back to Prime was Marty.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:39 PM (zZbCU)

Borgnine had a lot of range, back when actors weren't all pretty (see also Bogart)

I rarely actually watch the movies I want to, cuz wife, but I'm making an effort to watch all the Mifune I can this month while it's featured on Criterion.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 04, 2020 09:47 PM (d1uFV)

443 I view Costner as a competent workman-like actor, not sure I will ever
watch any of his films a second time, but the first viewing was always
worth the time for me!


I thought The Bodyguard was his best work. His character in that movie comes the closest to my personality of any movie I've ever seen.

Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:48 PM (le57Z)

444 I'm nor a fan of Costner or his movies. I have to go way back in his career to find a decent one. Like Silverado or No Way Out.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 04, 2020 09:46 PM (H5knJ)
both great. I won't give him credit for Silverado but he was good in it. No Way Out was excellent.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 09:48 PM (hHxp2)

445 A Costner movie I like is Thirteen Days, about the Cuban Missile Crisis, though of course it suffers from the "JFK saved the world from his bomb-happy generals" viewpoint.

Bruce Greenwood is a great JFK and Costner puts down the worst "Bahh-ston" accent ever on film.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:48 PM (2JVJo)

446 Any lesson in life you might need, can be learned from 'Dumbo'. Everything else is crap.

Posted by: Dumbo at April 04, 2020 09:48 PM (CDGwz)

447 419 Showgirls was so bad, that it was one of those rare movies that wrecked the careers of anyone who had anything to do with it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 04, 2020 09:43 PM (q3gwH)
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It was truly awful. I was on TDY with a bunch of dudes and it was one of the few DVDs available. Like, it was Mr. Bean or Showgirls, and we'd seen every Bean show. We watched it as a joke. We all agreed it was garbage.

Gina Gershon managed to ride the wave of sleeze to shore safely and it didn't seem to hurt her career.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 09:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

448 One thing I love about Tarentino is his penchant for going and getting previously 'superstar' actors who aren't so much anymore and giving them absolutely delightful roles.

He did it for Travolta. Same for Kurt Russel and Daryl Hannah.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 09:48 PM (JFe9H)

449 I thought The Bodyguard was his best work. His character in that movie comes the closest to my personality of any movie I've ever seen.
Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:48 PM (le57Z)

C'mon. There's no way you're THAT boring and devoid of personality.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:48 PM (NWiLs)

450 Gina Gershon managed to ride the wave of sleeze to shore safely and it didn't seem to hurt her career.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 09:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

Gina Gershon's best movie was Bound.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 09:49 PM (2DOZq)

451 **Check**

Mmmm, bloodwings.

Posted by: nope at April 04, 2020 09:49 PM (4erAA)

452 Mister Brooks and The Highwaymen are my favorite Costner films. I don't really count Silverado as a 'Coster' film but if it is...I'll add that too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at April 04, 2020 09:49 PM (d1uFV)

453 I just watched Targets (196 on TCM. Directed and acted in by Peter Bogdanovich. Boris Karloff was the hero. I was obsessed with the set decoration and color scheme at the sniper's home. Lavenders, blues, yellows, and white. Karloff's hotel suite was great too.

An obscure actor named Tim O'Kelly played the sniper. He looks like a lot of other actors, vaguely familiar. I thought ole neckerchief would do more with Boris in the climactic scene at the drive-in but for a first directorial effort it wasn't too bad.

At one point Pete and Boris are lying on a bed together, clothed, worse the wear from booze. Pete is passed out. Boris turns out the light. A long pause, then we see an alert Pete's face as he lights a cigarette. (!!!!)

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 09:50 PM (Rvqyz)

454
Literally. I'm watching MST3K's "Ator, the Fighting Eagle". Hoooooboy!

How much Keeffe we got? Miles O'Keeffe

If ever there was a movie that needed more gratuitous nudity to save it from itself, this is it.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 04, 2020 09:50 PM (qyH+l)

455 Indeed. Feral and degenerate.
Posted by: Insomniac
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Neglectful, however.

Posted by: His Weapon at April 04, 2020 09:50 PM (CDGwz)

456 @429: "I wonder how many households it takes to produce the equivalent of just the physical trash discarded from one movie like Waterworld."

They had to rebuild one of the most elaborate sets from scratch after a Pacific cyclone (hurricane) destroyed it mid-production.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 04, 2020 09:51 PM (+oVP5)

457 428 427 Blah blah blah...but what was in that freakin suit case?
Posted by: Orson at April 04, 2020 09:44 PM (Npe2A)

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Marcellus Wallace's soul.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:44 PM (zZbCU)


___________________

That's assumed...to be honest I was just being a wise ass. I saw an interview with Tarantino and he answered that question perfectly. He made it clear that it doesn't matter what it was. It's a vague maGuffin...and that's all it was meant to be. I think that's why I enjoy his films so much. He doesn't conform a lot of the time, and doesn't apologize for doing exactly what HE wants to do. That, and the dialogue. The boy writes some great dialogue...sometimes to a fault.

Posted by: Orson at April 04, 2020 09:51 PM (Npe2A)

458 I have to work on my book tomorrow, but then decide what movie I want to watch. I'm torn between Masie Gets Her Man with Ann Sothern or Sweet Rosie O'Grady with Betty Grable.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 09:51 PM (2JVJo)

459 456 @429: "I wonder how many households it takes to produce the equivalent of just the physical trash discarded from one movie like Waterworld."

They had to rebuild one of the most elaborate sets from scratch after a Pacific cyclone (hurricane) destroyed it mid-production.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 04, 2020 09:51 PM (+oVP5)

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"Some people have all the luck."
-Terry Gilliam

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at April 04, 2020 09:51 PM (zZbCU)

460 I always took QT's use of the briefcase as a macguffin, itself and homage to macguffins.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 09:51 PM (JFe9H)

461 Mmmm...sausage McGuffin...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 09:52 PM (NWiLs)

462 They had to rebuild one of the most elaborate sets from scratch after a Pacific cyclone (hurricane) destroyed it mid-production.

Heard the sea anchors gouged the hell out of some "protected" coral beds.

Posted by: getting the banned to watch a fishy story at April 04, 2020 09:53 PM (4erAA)

463
C'mon. There's no way you're THAT boring and devoid of personality.


I was thrilled when mathematicians decided zero was a number and not a place holder - as that meant I did have a personality.

Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:53 PM (le57Z)

464 I don't really count Silverado as a 'Coster' film but if it is...I'll add that too.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
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Several good quotes in that movie:

"Now, I don't want kill you, and you don't want to be dead.."

"You know, a good smelly saloon is my favorite place in the world."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2020 09:53 PM (CDGwz)

465 Gina Gershon managed to ride the wave of sleeze to shore safely and it didn't seem to hurt her career.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 09:48 PM (Dc2NZ)


She's made some terribly whorrific movies and still managed to have a long career.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 09:54 PM (Zz0t1)

466 I always took QT's use of the briefcase as a macguffin, itself and homage to macguffins.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 09:51 PM (JFe9H)



Nah. That's one of Tarantino's steals (or homage, if you prefer) from another movie.

In this case, the film noir movie "Kiss Me Deadly".

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 09:54 PM (z0XD8)

467 Whenever I think of Showgirls, all I see is the ice cube scene.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 09:54 PM (JFe9H)

468 Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 09:43 PM (dUJdY)

I don't think I ever saw that, I'll have to look for it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 09:55 PM (BiNEL)

469
I always took QT's use of the briefcase as a macguffin, itself and homage to macguffins.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 09:51 PM (JFe9H)

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Totally. It matters not a whit to the story. It could be drugs, money, evidence, something more metaphysical, whatever. The story doesn't change. It's just a thing. I always saw it as a wink and a nod, breaking the fourth wall kind of thing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 09:55 PM (II2Y0)

470
I was thrilled when mathematicians decided zero was a number and not a place holder - as that meant I did have a personality.
Posted by: An Observation
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You might enjoy 'Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra', Derbyshire. Yes, *that* Derbyshire. Quite an interesting read.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2020 09:55 PM (xSo9G)

471
In this case, the film noir movie "Kiss Me Deadly".

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 09:54 PM (z0XD8


Whatz it?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 09:56 PM (JFe9H)

472 To me Costner's best movie is Perfect World.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 09:56 PM (0jFNh)

473 One of the movies I'll be re-watching shortly is Michael Caine's Harry Brown which demonstrates that a low budget film can be very powerful. The Actor who plays the drug dealer/gun runner gives an awesome performance.
Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:42 PM (le57Z)

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I've basically never seen a revenge flick I didn't enjoy, but I did sure like that one.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 09:56 PM (II2Y0)

474 okay name the most worn-out movie clichés


"I want your badge and your gun!"

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 09:58 PM (iTXRQ)

475 A Perfect World has been on cable a lot recently, a good film.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 04, 2020 09:58 PM (bhBSF)

476 Hrothgar.. when it came out the little kid in it looked just my nephew at the time. And look for an easter egg in it. I won't say what it is but just make sure you are checking out the scenery BEHIND Costner.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 09:58 PM (dUJdY)

477 I knew you had excellent taste Ben!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 09:59 PM (dUJdY)

478 I liked Costner's Robin Hood. It was so bad it was good. And the sheriff stole it!

Posted by: jmel at April 04, 2020 09:59 PM (OeWgo)

479
I have to work on my book tomorrow, but then decide what movie I want to watch. I'm torn between Masie Gets Her Man with Ann Sothern or Sweet Rosie O'Grady with Betty Grable.


My cue includes To Catch a Thief with Grace Kelly, who was really beautiful and a terrible driver. (See also High Society for confirmation)

Posted by: An Observation at April 04, 2020 09:59 PM (le57Z)

480 Worn out movie cliches?

Long list.

I'll add the protagonist sitting on a couch with a bottle of booze smoking cigarettes in the dark as a way to show despair.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:00 PM (JFe9H)

481 Tarantino is probably the most creative borrower ever.

Upon a Time in Hollywood is probably his most wholly original film and concept among his films.

It's pretty good, except for the Bruce Lee scene which was completely uncalled for.

Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 04, 2020 10:00 PM (U8WBs)

482 Worn out cliche: When the chief hits the top of the cop car after the perp has been arrested and the car drives away. How do you hear that? It's usually chaos and all going on

Posted by: jmel at April 04, 2020 10:00 PM (OeWgo)

483 No love for the Postman?

Lulz

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:01 PM (JFe9H)

484 Who directed Josey Wales? He's my favorite director.

Posted by: Wenda at April 04, 2020 10:01 PM (tnRL3)

485 In this case, the film noir movie "Kiss Me Deadly".

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 09:54 PM (z0XD8


Whatz it?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 09:56 PM (JFe9H)



That's a bit of a spoiler so I won't tell.

But, it provides a nicely horrific ending.

"Kiss Me Deadly" is one of the classics, so it's easy to find, if you care to.

Or, there's always wikipedia.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 10:01 PM (z0XD8)

486 It's pretty good, except for the Bruce Lee scene which was completely uncalled for.
Posted by: Inspector Johnson at April 04, 2020 10:00 PM (U8WBs)


I thought it was hilarious.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 04, 2020 10:02 PM (JFe9H)

487 384 I think Carpenter's Prince of Darkness is one of the best movies about the Devil.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 09:35 PM (YWmx/)

That movie creeps me out, and the Dreams that repeat for anyone who sleeps there. The Devil is real and is from another dimension.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at April 04, 2020 10:02 PM (dKiJG)

488 And the sheriff stole it!

Oh God..my memory is so awful but yes the actor who played him was hilarious! That movie holds a special place in my heart.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 10:02 PM (dUJdY)

489 ONT IS NOOD

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 10:02 PM (XVuno)

490 N
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Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 10:02 PM (BiNEL)

491 My cue includes To Catch a Thief with Grace Kelly, who was really beautiful and a terrible driver. (See also High Society for confirmation)

I've got The Taking of Pelham 123 (the original) and 1984 in my queue, but I don't feel like watching them just yet.

Erich von Stroheim couldn't drive either. For the scene in Sunset Boulevard where he drives through the Paramount gate, the car was towed in, but Stroheim still managed to run into the gate itself.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 04, 2020 10:02 PM (2JVJo)

492 Alan Rickman. RIP He was great.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

493 It's pretty good, except for the Bruce Lee scene which was completely uncalled for.


I had a friend complain about that. You have to recognize that that was loving. Tarantino had a whole movie where Uma was dressed as Bruce Lee. He loves Bruce Lee.

In Hollywood he has Rick Dalton hate spaghetti westerns. If there weren't spaghetti westerns there would be no Tarantino.

I say don't take it so seriously. It's a mash note.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 04, 2020 10:05 PM (gd9RK)

494 Re-watching:
1. Omega Man with Charleton Heston. World stops in March due to biological war between China and Russia.

2. The Andromeda Strain. Scared the turkey stuffing outta me as a kid.

3. Silverado. Western escape. Yes, some (most) of the actors in it really pissed me off since it was made, but still love the movie.

Posted by: TakeFive at April 04, 2020 10:29 PM (uvVVT)

495 74 I saw Inglorious Bastards. Where it had it's moments, I thought it overall, sucked.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:22 PM

THIS

Posted by: Cybersmythe at April 04, 2020 10:31 PM (edlKR)

496 Thoughts on Tarantino:

OVERRATED

Posted by: Traddy at April 04, 2020 10:52 PM (5f0Sh)

497 've got The Taking of Pelham 123 (the original) and 1984 in my queue, but I don't feel like watching them just yet.

One more example of a movie that should never have been remade.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 10:56 PM (hHxp2)

498 Tarantino's overratedness is an artform all its own.

Posted by: klaftern at April 04, 2020 11:00 PM (RuIsu)

499 Swine fuck Reynolds and his gang of death ghouls over at instapansy are starting to sweat the virus isn't going as badly they predicted. That group of panic mongers have been leading the economic fratricide wave since Feb 10th. Never forget what he and his bastards supported.

Posted by: TeleSkier at April 04, 2020 11:25 PM (ua1m6)

500 Chi-Town Jerry, yes I was a hippie kind of too.
But out here in L.A. people did kinda think the Manson family was cool, until they killed a bunch of people. They just have no judgment, and they still don't.

Posted by: PJ at April 04, 2020 11:26 PM (qlTN9)

501 I'm not a big Tarantino fan, but I was pleasantly surprised by "Once Upon a Time..." and thought it was the best movie of the year (given the relatively sparse competition).

However, one point of the revisionist history at the end of the film that I'm surprised you didn't point out was Roman Polanski's potential redemption. One can assume that if Tate didn't get murdered, Polanski wouldn't have gotten into his trouble. I would guess that Tarantino believes (as do most in Hollywood) that Polanski has been unfairly persecuted over the years, and this is a sort of homage to the guy Tarantino respects as a filmmaker.

Posted by: necron at April 05, 2020 12:38 AM (hCqcJ)

502 Of all the threads to miss I miss the Tarantino thread. Mutha fucka.

Posted by: ... at April 05, 2020 01:02 AM (uEbPt)

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 04-04-2020

WGM Andjelija Stojanovic SRB 01 lite.jpg
WGM Andjelija Stojanovic (SRB)

TheJamesMadison will be along later with the movie thread. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - Black To Play (606)

Goal: Black can force a mate in 3 moves
Hint: Weaken White's king-side pawns for forcing an advance


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WIM Arianne Caoili 02.jpg
WIM Arianne Caoili (1986-2020)





Intermediate Problem - White To Play (592)

It looks grim for White. It's the endgame and he's down a rook. How can he avoid losing? And that question is a hint at the strategic goal you need to pursue.

Hint: Simplify the position to create a stalemate threat


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Arnold Says Stay Home and Play Chess:



Advanced Problem - White To Play (580)

If there's anything I like better than a tricky endgame, it's a tricky endgame I actually understand. How does White win from this position, even with Black making the best possible moves? I've experimented with this problem enough where I *think* I understand what's going on and hopefully will be able to explain why wrong answers are wrong answers. Or, maybe I've missed a critical line. We'll see.


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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Argentina




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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play


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rn2k2r/p4p2/b2p1np1/2pPb2p/Nq6/NB3P2/PP1B2PP/R2QK2R b KQkq - 0 1

Mate in 3:

1...Qh4+
2.g3 Bxg3+
3.hxg3 Qxg3#

2...Qxg3+ 3.hxg3 Bxg3# also works.


Intermediate Problem - White To Play


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8/2q5/2r3k1/7r/8/8/5Q2/K1R5 w - - 0 1

1.Rxc6+ Qxc6
2.Qc2+ Qxc2 stalemate(!)

Which is all but forced. If 2...Kf6? then 3.Qxc6+ for at least a draw and possibly a win.


Advanced Problem - White To Play


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8/8/b7/7p/P2P4/3k3B/8/K7 w - - 0 1

Answer:

1.d5!

1.Bf1+? is tempting, but it fails: 1...Kxd4 2.Bxa6 Kc5 3.Kb1 h4 4.Kc2 Kb4 5.Bc8 Kxa4 draw

1...Bb7
2.d6 Bc6
3.Bd7! Bxd7
4.a5 h4

If 4...Bc6 then 5.a6 h4 6.a7 h3 7. a8=Q Bxa8 8.d7 Kc4 9.d8=Q Bc6 10.Qh4+ and the pawn won't queen.

5. a6 h3
6. a7 Bc6
7. a8=Q! (7.d7? h2 8.d8=Q+ Kc2 9.Qc8 (9.Qb8 h1=Q+ 10. Ka2 Qd5+ 11. Ka1 Qd4+ 12. Ka2 Qa4#) 9...h1=Q+ 10. Ka2 Qb1+ 11. Ka3 Qb3#)

7...Bxa8
8.d7 Ke3
9.d8=Q Bg2
10.Qf6 Ke4
11.Kb2 Kd5
12.Qf4 Kc5
13.Kc3 Kd5
14.Qf5+ Kd6
15.Kd4 1-0

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.

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1 Foist?

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 05:24 PM (aVmAZ)

2 For the record, Croatia >> Serbia. Don't trust Serbia, Serbia is Asshoe.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 05:25 PM (aVmAZ)

3 Finally, a chess opponent I might be able to beat: Lulu

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (ch6++)

4 Been watching the Prez on the side, that Dr. Birx is quite the scarf aficionado in her dress.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (r+sAi)

5 Beautiful blue evening gown from 1905-1910

Sad about the death of the chess player, Arianne. She was adorable!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (WI7YS)

6 Melania wins again.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

7 Hi Eris. Your governor is asshoe as well.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 05:28 PM (aVmAZ)

8 Some have been way down in the basement on the PreGarden thread

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:29 PM (ZCEU2)

9 Melania wins again.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

---------

Only because Big Mike is sheltering in place.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 05:29 PM (XVuno)

10 Argentinians hold the reins in their right hands? I was always taught to hold them in my left (I think. It's been a while).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 04, 2020 05:29 PM (uquGJ)

11 chess....

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 05:31 PM (zr5Kq)

12 Sad about the death of the chess player, Arianne. She was adorable!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (WI7YS)

She definitely was. I notice she was married to another chess Master. Wonder if that's a common occurrence.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 04, 2020 05:31 PM (uquGJ)

13 3 moves, OK will try

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 05:31 PM (zr5Kq)

14 Kill me now before I give rectal birth to ahnold's love child, like ernest borgnine his nanny had to.

Posted by: Lulu at April 04, 2020 05:31 PM (f4Pot)

15 First chess problem is Qh4 g3 Bxg3 hxg3 Qxg3+ winning a rook.

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 05:32 PM (88xKn)

16 Beginner problem seems to have two solutions ... although they are essentially the same.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 04, 2020 05:32 PM (AHq56)

17 10 Argentinians hold the reins in their right hands? I was always taught to hold them in my left (I think. It's been a while).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 04, 2020 05:29 PM (uquGJ)


Perhaps holding the reins in her right hand is a signal that means that the lady is single and looking to hook up.

Hey, it's a possibility.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:32 PM (k3bqH)

18 6 Melania wins again.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

She's exquisite.

And congrats to Michigan on the hydroxychloroquine trial. Smart of Whitmer to STFU about it and let Duggan handle it

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (ONvIw)

19 What is a WIM?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

20 Dat ass!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (NWiLs)

21 Chest Thread

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 05:34 PM (JFO2v)

22 Here is a good YouTube channel for chess, thechesswebsite, for beginners and for experienced players. The guy, Kevin, has a very good manner to his explanations, without a hard to understand foreign accent.

https://tinyurl.com/u3j58ys

Posted by: davidt at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (l3+k2)

23 7 Hi Eris. Your governor is asshoe as well.
Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 05:28 PM (aVmAZ)
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Ayup.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

24 15 First chess problem is Qh4 g3 Bxg3 hxg3 Qxg3+ winning a rook.

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 05:32 PM (88xKn)


Qxg3+ does not win the rook. It does something else, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (k3bqH)

25 Just saw the Arnold picture, thats funny

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (ZCEU2)

26 Our First Lady once again demonstrating for the world the hypocrisy of the so called 'beauty' magazines.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 05:36 PM (Y4EXg)

27 9 What is a WIM?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (Uu+Jp)


Woman International Master. Which is achieved when she achieves a rating of (I think) 2400.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:36 PM (k3bqH)

28 Qxg3+ does not win the rook. It does something else, though.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (k3bqH)

Yes, maybe I should put my glasses on first before trying to solve a chess problem.

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 05:37 PM (88xKn)

29 Beginner Problem:

1) .. Qh4+
2) g3 Bxg3+
3) hxg3 Qxg3#

I don't see anyway that white can escape from that (but who knows)

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 05:37 PM (ch6++)

30 Not everyone is a one percenter with their own burro to play chess with.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 05:38 PM (XVuno)

31 The burro is definitely a step up from the maid, Arnold.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 04, 2020 05:38 PM (H8QX8)

32 My favorite new hashtag: #MeTooUnlessBlue

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 05:39 PM (Eicbe)

33 10 Argentinians hold the reins in their right hands? I was always taught to hold them in my left (I think. It's been a while).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 04, 2020 05:29 PM (uquGJ)

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Coriolis effect, perhaps?

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 05:40 PM (ch6++)

34 I love Kate's mermaid blue dress. Gorgeous.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Dc2NZ)

35 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Zz0t1)

36 Because, it's true.

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Zz0t1)

37 I like women. They can be fun.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Zz0t1)

38 What is a WIM?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

Woman International Master. Which is achieved when she achieves a rating of (I think) 2400.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:36 PM (k3bqH)
I gather that's a step below grand master.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Uu+Jp)

39 Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 05:37 PM (ch6++)

Good work. And your hash is almost a legal chess move.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (k3bqH)

40 I just spent the last 7 hours cleaning out my garage. Did you know that you can fit 2 cars in a 2 car garage? Now all I wanna do is sit in a lawnchair on my driveway and gaze upon all of my hard work.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (flINI)

41 Beginner Problem:

1) .. Qh4+
2) g3 Bxg3+
3) hxg3 Qxg3#

I don't see anyway that white can escape from that (but who knows)

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 05:37 PM (ch6++)
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White privilege!

Posted by: AOC at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Eicbe)

42 OM @ 24,

I also got that solution, but I got the win, not the rook.

Posted by: Jeff Lebowski at April 04, 2020 05:42 PM (0ZqJ5)

43 I said "stay in your burrow", not "play with your burro".

Posted by: Dr. Fauci at April 04, 2020 05:42 PM (P1f+c)

44 Woman International Master. Which is achieved when she achieves a rating of (I think) 2400.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:36 PM (k3bqH)


Aargh. Not 2400. 2200. As soon as a woman's chess rating hits 2200, she is eligible for the WIM title.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:42 PM (k3bqH)

45
Steady rain here at Schloss Hadrian. It was an unusually dry winter in contrast to last winter, which was unusually wet. More rain, more grass to mow. Yay.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 05:44 PM (7rVsF)

46 I gather that's a step below grand master.
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Uu+Jp)


Right. Note that a woman can hold both WIM and IM titles, but men cannot.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:44 PM (k3bqH)

47 34 I love Kate's mermaid blue dress. Gorgeous.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (Dc2NZ)
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I think it's a Jenny Packham.
Anyway, I remember that one because it's so lovely!

The vintage dress,as usual, is impressive.
All hand done for sure.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 04, 2020 05:45 PM (M/9m0)

48 >>> I just spent the last 7 hours cleaning out my garage. Did you know that you can fit 2 cars in a 2 car garage? Now all I wanna do is sit in a lawnchair on my driveway and gaze upon all of my hard work.
Posted by: Truck Monkey

Same here. No longer embarrassed when the garage door gets left open.

The question for me now is, how long before the wife fills it up with her junk again.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:46 PM (BtClI)

49 FLOTUS appeared alongside President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday evening in a formfitting, long-sleeve dress made entirely out of white sequins. She was celebrating the spirit of the holiday season at the 2018 Congressional Ball.

The style was from Celine's spring 2018 collection—the last one designed by Phoebe Philo, before Hedi Slimane took over and removed the accent from the first "e." It appeared on the runway during Paris Fashion Week last fall.

The long-sleeve white gown is a reflection of Philo's 10-year tenure at Celine: formal and polished, but streamlined and unfussy. She paired the sleek, form-fitting piece with a simple metallic pointy-toe heels.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 05:46 PM (Dhht7)

50 *taps foot*

Patiently waiting for olddog. He's a gem.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 05:46 PM (vF+fs)

51 Stay in your burrow.

Cold and flu season will never be the same.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 05:47 PM (59YkD)

52 I don't play chess anymore.

Never was that good at it anyway. Never learned, or cared, about the strategies.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:47 PM (Zz0t1)

53 Everyone is cleaning their garages. We are Making America's Garages Available again.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 05:47 PM (Tnijr)

54 Nice Chest thread. I approve.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:48 PM (j42ZK)

55 {{{olddog}}}

Thank you!

The Hive mind.

Now do Kate, please?

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 05:48 PM (vF+fs)

56 What's the opening that donkey is playing? Looks pretty passive and shitty to me. Some sort of Nimzo-Indian nonsense or something.

Stupid donkey.

Posted by: Pastafarian at April 04, 2020 05:48 PM (AKWLx)

57 Nice Chest thread. I approve.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:48 PM (j42ZK)


The purple shirt seems she's a biggun and would stop a hole in ya if needed.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:49 PM (Zz0t1)

58 >>> Everyone is cleaning their garages. We are Making America's Garages Available again.
Posted by: freaked

Bonus, now have room for college freshman son's dorm fridge. "Keeping Beer Cold Again" ftw.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:49 PM (BtClI)

59 Note that a woman can hold both WIM and IM titles, but men cannot.

What about transmen? (Sorry, couldn't resist.) Actually, I'm glad we're past all that pronoun etc. nonsense.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 05:49 PM (pPNCa)

60
Now do Kate, please?
Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 05:48 PM (vF+fs)


I would, if she'd let me. I'm not that hollywood rapey type.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:50 PM (Zz0t1)

61 I took down our basketball goal and pole today. Put it by the road and it was gone in a couple of hours. That thing was buried 3 feet deep. Had to dig it up enough to be able to pull it out with the bucket on the tractor.
The boys haven't used it in years. I hope someone who really will use it got it.


Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 05:50 PM (Tnijr)

62 40
I just spent the last 7 hours cleaning out my garage. Did you know that
you can fit 2 cars in a 2 car garage? Now all I wanna do is sit in a
lawnchair on my driveway and gaze upon all of my hard work.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 04, 2020 05:41 PM (flINI)


I just finished detailing the outside of my car; double hand wash (pollen), clay bar, wax. Took two days due to my broken down old body. Interior tomorrow. I don't have the tools to polish.

Posted by: Javems at April 04, 2020 05:51 PM (ofIwF)

63 40 & 48 - So I'm thinking of this too, is the best way a bon fire on the front lawn or something more sinister?

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:51 PM (ZCEU2)

64 Same here. No longer embarrassed when the garage door gets left open.

The question for me now is, how long before the wife fills it up with her junk again.
Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:46 PM (BtClI)


Interesting. These mythical "wives", who fill up garages with junk, do they also do this to garages of men who are not married? This could explain a lot.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 05:51 PM (t+qrx)

65 A lot of people wait to die on ventilators.

Ventilators are no substitute for attacking the virus.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 05:51 PM (Eicbe)

66 My mother in law is single and her 2 car garage is packed with junk. She's been in that house 10 years and has never been able to get a car in there.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 05:52 PM (Tnijr)

67 49---......She paired the sleek, form-fitting piece with simple metallic pointy-toe heels......
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 05:46 PM (Dhht7)
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One thing I absolutely LOVE about Melania is that she never over-accessorizes.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 04, 2020 05:53 PM (M/9m0)

68 I never learned even basic Chess. I guess I know how each piece can move but that is about it. After that it is a frontal assault.

I was always into card games like poker, Spades, Hearts, etc.

I remember there was a software program that taught the basics. Is there a free one around if someone wanted to dip a toe in?

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 05:53 PM (hHxp2)

69 I would, if she'd let me. I'm not that hollywood rapey type.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:50 PM (Zz0t1)


Well, neither am I, but it didn't let it stop me.

Posted by: Joey "Fingers" Biden at April 04, 2020 05:54 PM (k3bqH)

70 Fkin press

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:55 PM (ZCEU2)

71 >>> 40 & 48 - So I'm thinking of this too, is the best way a bon fire on the front lawn or something more sinister?
Posted by: Skip


Bon fire would definitely have been more fun, and cheaper. Sadly, my back yard neighbor is the city's fire chief.

Went with a rental 30 yd dumpster from local recycle facility.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:55 PM (BtClI)

72 66
My mother in law is single and her 2 car garage is packed with junk.
She's been in that house 10 years and has never been able to get a car
in there.


Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 05:52 PM (Tnijr)

In my 29 plus years I have never parked a car in a garage. They have all been filled with woodworking tools, and now pottery wheels, a slab roller and kilns.

Posted by: Javems at April 04, 2020 05:55 PM (ofIwF)

73
Think it would be patriotic to order pizza?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 05:56 PM (7rVsF)

74 Knight takes the check, rook fianchetto and queen me! Triple checkmate!

Posted by: typical dialog from some lame movie with fake chessplaying scene at April 04, 2020 05:57 PM (N9G0H)

75
one: (notation is probably crap, but here you go

1)Qh3 g3
2)Bg3
3)h2+g3
4)Q+g3 - mate

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 05:57 PM (zr5Kq)

76 I remember there was a software program that taught the basics. Is there a free one around if someone wanted to dip a toe in?
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 05:53 PM (hHxp2)


Chess.com has a good series of tutorials and exercises. It's free to create an account and do the beginner lessons, I think. There are paid premium levels, but I think that just gets you unlimited exercises per day and some other benefits.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 05:57 PM (t+qrx)

77 Think it would be patriotic to order pizza?



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 05:56 PM (7rVsF)

Yes.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 05:57 PM (WA8Iu)

78
Bonus, now have room for college freshman son's dorm fridge. "Keeping Beer Cold Again" ftw.
Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:49 PM (BtClI)

Tell him your plans then ask him how many beers fit in there.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 04, 2020 05:58 PM (Wm5SB)

79 Social distancing is probably something Groping Joe could have started a lifetime ago.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 05:58 PM (Eicbe)

80 Think it would be patriotic to order pizza?



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 05:56 PM (7rVsF)


I am proud to have done my duty last night.

Posted by: davidt at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (l3+k2)

81 I think it's a Jenny Packham.
Anyway, I remember that one because it's so lovely!

The vintage dress,as usual, is impressive.
All hand done for sure.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 04, 2020 05:45
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Correct.

Kate, 36, looked stunning as she joined Prince William at the Tusk Conservation Awards at Banqueting House, London on Thursday night.

The mother-of-three recycled a sea green floor length lace gown by British designer Jenny Packham for the event this evening which she had initially worn back in 2012 to a gala event at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the countdown to the London Olympic Games.

Despite the fact that she has since given birth to three children the elegant ballgown still fitted like a glove as she stepped onto the red carpet today.

And Kate stuck to what she knows when it came to her accessories too, carrying the same custom-made clutch bag she was seen with back in 2012.

Kate also opted for the same 'Vamp' sandals from Jimmy Choo that she wore when she debuted the dress.

She mixed up her look slightly by swapping the elegant chignon she had originally opted to have for tumbling curls framing her face perfectly.

Kate wore a pair of dazzling pair of chandelier diamond earrings and a further element of sparkle was added in the form of her bejeweled waistband

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (Dhht7)

82 I remember there was a software program that taught the basics. Is there a free one around if someone wanted to dip a toe in?
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 05:53 PM (hHxp2)


Free online lessons. From the basic 'how do I move the pieces?' instructions to more advanced topics: https://www.chess.com/lessons

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (k3bqH)

83 Fist problem:

Q-R5+ P-N3
QxP+!! PxQ
BxP mate!

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (N9G0H)

84 I
never learned even basic Chess. I guess I know how each piece can move
but that is about it. After that it is a frontal assault...


I never much cared for Chess because it was a game where everything was too evenly matched (other than wits perhaps). My philosophy is that if you're in a fair fight you've badly miscalculated and need to withdraw and wait to fight another day.

Heh.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (j42ZK)

85 Fkin press

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:55 PM (ZCEU2)

Trump has had enough of these bs questions. At least this guy is honest unlike so many fakes out there. Forget the idea that he will moderate because he will not. The bad actors will be called out and that is the way it is. Sure the Left will be aghast but too bad. I think there are persuadable people and they should finally have their eyes opened.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (hHxp2)

86 New Neighbor out in Daisy Dukes & Crop Top !! Yeah Baby Yeah

Posted by: WuHAN Solo at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (Rg3Mf)

87 Advanced Problem.

1. d5 Bb7
2. d6 Bc6
3. a5 Kc4
4. a6 Kb5
5. a7 Kb6
6. d7

black cannot stop both pawns.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (AHq56)

88 That's a terrible picture of Melania. She looks dashing but the poor lighting, and the bad angle (her hand blocking her face) and the shadows don't highlight her beauty.

Posted by: Nono at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (2Cm6i)

89


Lovely models again in the photos. Asian girl is very nice. I'd like to cross her 38th Parallel

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (WA8Iu)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 06:00 PM (WA8Iu)

91 I remember there was a software program that taught the basics. Is there a free one around if someone wanted to dip a toe in?

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 05:53 PM (hHxp2)

See my comment @22

Posted by: davidt at April 04, 2020 06:00 PM (l3+k2)

92 I usually get pizza from the store but I would like to order pizza to have it delivered. That way I could show support for the local pizza places around here .

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 06:00 PM (88xKn)

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (59YkD)

94 Trump said grab 'em by the pussy!

Posted by: Joe Sundown at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (Eicbe)

95 Think it would be patriotic to order pizza?

It would be braver to order Chinese take-out. Reason being that in most places I've been the cooks are all Mexicans.

Heh.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (j42ZK)

96 Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (j42ZK)[p/i]

C'mon in! The water's wet market!

Posted by: The Barrel at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (Zz0t1)

97 83 Fist problem:

Q-R5+ P-N3
QxP+!! PxQ
BxP mate!
Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (N9G0H)

Too much time in an area with a, um, vibrant, diverse community Exhibit A

Paging Dr. Freud

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (Wm5SB)

98 Andrew the Lesser and his order to seize respirators...

Upstate New York, this is your Lexington and Concord moment. Send the Commie Red Coats packing back to their Virus Ground Zero.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (TYbfU)

99 >>> Bonus, now have room for college freshman son's dorm fridge. "Keeping Beer Cold Again" ftw.
Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 05:49 PM (BtClI)

Tell him your plans then ask him how many beers fit in there.
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls

Heh. Knowing college kids these days, I'd have to have a conversion chart for White Claw can size to beer bottles.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (BtClI)

100 Close.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (Zz0t1)

Posted by: davidt at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (l3+k2)

102 I hope there's hand sanitizer in the Barrel.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (pPNCa)

103 >
Interesting. These mythical "wives", who fill up garages with junk, do they also do this to garages of men who are not married? This could explain a lot.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 05:51



Confirmed. They be sneaky. It's totally not you.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (aVmAZ)

104 sorry:

)Qh3 g3
2)Bg3
3)h2xg3
4)Qxg3 - mate

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (zr5Kq)

105

Even the barrel got the Italian wuhan.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (r+sAi)

106 Our Korean cutie's semi-transparent dress is absolutely mesmerizing.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 04, 2020 06:02 PM (d6mdH)

107 We've Been Italicized

Posted by: WuHAN Solo at April 04, 2020 06:03 PM (Rg3Mf)

108 I hope there's hand sanitizer in the Barrel.

You are SUCH an optimist....

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 06:03 PM (TYbfU)

109 C'mon in! The water's wet market!

Posted by: The Barrel at April 04, 2020 06:01 PM (Zz0t1)


Did I do that?

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 06:03 PM (j42ZK)

110 82 Thanks O.M.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:03 PM (hHxp2)

111 1)Qh3 g3
2)Bg3
3)h2+g3
4)Q+g3 - mate

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 05:57 PM (zr5Kq)


Qh3 is not legal, I assume you mean Qh4+.

Also your move #3 is actually part of move #2, so I think you found the mate in 3. Good work.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (k3bqH)

112 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (arJlL)

113 Sorry.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (j42ZK)

114 Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM


Bless you. You and your bride are always in my prayers. How was the fast food? Wendy's I think.

Have bread rising in the kitchen.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (vF+fs)

115 Don't trust Serbia, Serbia is Asshoe.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 05:25 PM (aVmAZ)


After the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand the Manchester Guardian wrote:
If it were physically possible for Serbia to be towed out to sea and sunk there, the air of Europe would at once seem clearer.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (WA8Iu)

116 Once again, Cuomo fucks upstate New York

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (9TdxA)

117 Dr. Birx: "Spain and Italy are moving through this."

Maybe this is why: "In Italy, nearly half of all doctors reported prescribing the drug hydroxychloroquine...More than 70 percent of Spanish doctors are giving the drug to coronavirus patients, as are 41 percent in Brazil, 39 percent in Mexico and 28 percent in France."--Daily Mail

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (Ndje9)

118 Too bad I can't seem to find any of these chess hotties on dating apps. I guess they're already spoken for.

I'm actually trying 6 different dating apps on the premise that the china wuhan kill you home now bug is forcing more people to look for love online instead of at raves and local chinese massage parlors, so maybe my luck this time will change.

So far, swiped through thousands of profiles and only found a handle that might be MAGA types. Using all 6 dating apps is costing me $200 a month to use. Jeebos.

Posted by: Two Weeks Saying China Is ASSHOE at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (+dsLj)

119 Melania gives me a funny feeling in a way Barbara Bush never did.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (ZLI7S)

120 Only because Big Mike is sheltering in place.
Posted by: Cicero

At the urinal.

Posted by: JT at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (arJlL)

121 See my comment @22


Posted by: davidt at April 04, 2020 06:00 PM (l3+k2)

cool

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (hHxp2)

122 The model beneath the Korean cutie also looks vaguely Asian.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 06:06 PM (Uu+Jp)

123 Sanitizer yes, um tp better bring your own

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 06:06 PM (ZCEU2)

124 Did I do that?

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 06:03 PM (j42ZK)


Seems so.....

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:06 PM (Zz0t1)

125 Didn't it turn out that some Austrians hired the Serb to kill the Archduke that started the whole kerfuffle?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 06:06 PM (r+sAi)

126 Dr. Birx: "Spain and Italy are moving through this."



Maybe this is why: "In Italy, nearly half of all doctors reported
prescribing the drug hydroxychloroquine...More than 70 percent of
Spanish doctors are giving the drug to coronavirus patients, as are 41
percent in Brazil, 39 percent in Mexico and 28 percent in
France."--Daily Mail

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (Ndje9)


But but but the "experts" on the left assure us it doesn't work

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 06:06 PM (WA8Iu)

127 Maybe this is why: "In Italy, nearly half of all doctors reported prescribing the drug hydroxychloroquine...More than 70 percent of Spanish doctors are giving the drug to coronavirus patients, as are 41 percent in Brazil, 39 percent in Mexico and 28 percent in France."--Daily Mail
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 04, 2020 06:05 PM (Ndje9)

Amazing the France is at the bottom.

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (ONvIw)

128 prob2 (maybe

1)BxBc6
2)QxBc6
3)Qc2
4)QxQc2 - draw

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (zr5Kq)

129 Intermediate chess problem is giving me a headache. Can't seem to figure it out. Maybe I should just order pizza instead and ask the delivery guy.

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (88xKn)

130 > 119 Melania gives me a funny feeling in a way Barbara Bush never did.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 06:0



Like she is gonna smoke yer stash?

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (aVmAZ)

131 Sad news. WIM Arianne Caolli died on Mar 30 due to a car crash in Yerevan a few weeks ago. She was the wife of GM Levon Aronian. She was 33.

-- Bill Wall Chess Page (@billwallchess) April 1, 2020


Are you f-ing kidding me??? That's terrible news. Holy cow. Horrible.

Arianne Caoli was the focus of one of the most legendary off-board incidents in recent years. She was playing in some international big tournament about ten years ago when she was in her early 20s and the among the "hottest" chess-girls on the circuit. All the guys were lusting after her. Levon Aronian was really flirting with her one night, and getting her attention as he was at the time among the top three players in the world, vying for the World Champion slot.

In the middle of their flirting, a lower-rated British International Master, Daniel Gormally, was drunk and tried to elbow in on Aronian's action. Aronian was not having any of it, and a fistfight erupted. Aronian laid Gormally out flat on his back with a nice uppercut.

It was one of the few times pro chessplayers actually came to blows over a woman.

Caoli must have been impressed, because form that night forward she became Aronian's girlfriend, and then later his wife.

Unbelievably nightmarish that she died so young.

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (N9G0H)

132 I'm not sure by the time I get this and make them.. this may be over but anyway...

https://tinyurl.com/tzl7c6y

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (dUJdY)

133 I threw Hydroxychloriquine down the drain not many years ago. You are supposed to get rid of no longer needed meds, and that was one of them. Ya never know I guess.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (hHxp2)

134 Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (j42ZK)
-------------------------
You know the Barrel might be a good place to SIP. Bet whatever's in there the kills the Wuhan Flu.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Dhht7)

135 https://tinyurl.com/rgt9osp

very good youtube on how come ChiCom flu is way worse than regular flu and overtaking B+rry's 2009 swine flu soon.

short...good graphs...not a lecture

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Y274z)

136 Qh3 is not legal, I assume you mean Qh4+.

Also your move #3 is actually part of move #2, so I think you found the mate in 3. Good work.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:04 PM (k3bqH)

yeah those are X not +...

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (zr5Kq)

137 Fox News, special report from Captain Obvious.

Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

138 Amazing the France is at the bottom.
Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (ONvIw)


When your country is proctology......

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:09 PM (Zz0t1)

139 Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (N9G0H)

You found the other line. My line was, first the bishop, then the queen. Yours was the other way around. But hey, both work.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:09 PM (k3bqH)

140 Intermediate Problem:

1) Rg1+

This looks like the logical first move for white, as it keeps black from escaping.

1) .. Kh7 (I played Kh6 line and it appears that white queen and black king just go back and forth with checks.

However, I'm not seeing a way for white to capture another piece and take control.

I'll keep studying the board...

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 06:09 PM (ch6++)

141 If I get the China Lung Rot Aids, I am telling the doc to give me HCQ. I don't need a scientific study to be convinced at this point, there is plenty of treatment success.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 06:09 PM (r+sAi)

142 My eyes just suffered a mammarian attack. 'Corpsman, turn to and pour the Chief a double Kraken.'

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (XhWtx)

143 Second problem, easier than the first:

RxR+! QxR
Q-QB2+!! QxQ stalemate

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (N9G0H)

144 How was the fast food? Wendy's I think.

Have bread rising in the kitchen.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 06:04
-----------------------
It was good. She's dropped 2 pounds in last few days so we're trying to fatten her up.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (Dhht7)

145 Tortillas and wine are still an abundance and tp is back on the shelves.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (Qhz2y)

146 1)BxBc6
2)QxBc6
3)Qc2
4)QxQc2 - draw

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (zr5Kq)

drat, those are R's

again !

1)RxRc6
2)QxRc6
3)Qc2
4)QxQc2 - draw


Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)

147 RxR+! QxR
Q-QB2+!! QxQ stalemate
Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (N9G0H)

I was first !

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)

148 Burros are notoriously conventional in their approach to chess.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 06:11 PM (XVuno)

149 except I screwed up notation...

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:12 PM (zr5Kq)

150 Sounds good Ben!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 06:12 PM (dUJdY)

151 Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

----------

Tree trimmers hardest hit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 06:13 PM (XVuno)

152 I have a three car garage. After much effort, not only do I have 2 cars in the garage, but a tractor in the third bay. It's looking a lot more organized.

Net: freak out my wife by actually running a vacuum cleaner. I may be breaking OPSEc here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 06:13 PM (u82oZ)

153 106 Our Korean cutie's semi-transparent dress is absolutely mesmerizing

That's because hinting is sexier than showing.

William Theiss, the costume designer for ST:TOS said he always tried to make his designs for the guest women look like they could fall off any second.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at April 04, 2020 06:13 PM (d6mdH)

154 *checks Mega Million numbers*

Hey I won $2.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 06:13 PM (TYbfU)

155 Tortillas and wine are still an abundance and tp is back on the shelves.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (Qhz2y)


Where?

My Tom Thumb is still out of all the paper and cleaning products.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:13 PM (Zz0t1)

156 Hi there, Jewells.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:14 PM (Qhz2y)

157 I think I see what needs to be done for advanced..

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:14 PM (zr5Kq)

158 Intermediate Problem. Seems to be too many lines. White can easily grab the rook on the h-file but there is a danger of being mated on the other side of the board unless he takes it with check.



Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 04, 2020 06:14 PM (AHq56)

159 1)BxBc6
2)QxBc6
3)Qc2
4)QxQc2 - draw
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:07 PM (zr5Kq)


I think you got it right, but I can't decipher your notation. "1)BxBc6" means that a Bishop is capturing a bishop on the c6 square, but there are no bshops on the board, so ?? I think you mean Rxc6, which is proper algebraic notation.

And then there's zombie, who does everything in English Descriptive Notation, but that's because he's an old pharte who won't change with the times.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:15 PM (k3bqH)

160 Tortillas and wine are still an abundance and tp is back on the shelves.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM
---------------------
That's great. Beer is still flowing here. TP still missing on shelves. Today is support our local restaurant day. Wendy's for lunch. El Sol's for dinner (local "high end" mexican.)

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:15 PM (Dhht7)

161 Saw the date on Arianne picture and immediately thought from the virus

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 06:15 PM (ZCEU2)

162 Wow, I think the cash versus annuity payouts are closing the gap.

Next Mega drawing, the cash payout will be 81% of the annuity.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 06:16 PM (TYbfU)

163 Third problem is hard. I'm too lazy to figure it out all the way.

First of all, B-B1+ KxP BxB doesn't work because black then goes K-B6!

If then P-R4, K-N5 and he takes the last pawn for a draw.

If instead B-N5, then K-N5, K-N1 P-R5 and white eventially must move the bishop to step the rook pawn, undefending his own rook pawn, and allow black to capture it, again a draw.

So the only other logical first move then is P-Q5, followed by K-Q5 P-Q6 and then its complicated and I'm too lazy to figure it out.

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:16 PM (N9G0H)

164 147 RxR+! QxR
Q-QB2+!! QxQ stalemate
Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:10 PM (N9G0H)

I was first !

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)
--------------------

Well, I guess my logical approach was not the correct one.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (ch6++)

165 Sponge, HEB Corsicana

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Qhz2y)

166 WW scored a 4 pk of TP today.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (MVjcR)

167 El Sol's for dinner (local "high end" mexican.)
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:15 PM (Dhht7)


We did Anamia's here for dinner. They're bringing the food out and still selling booze, albeit, not mixed/made, so you get Margarita mix (frozen) and small bottles of tequila.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Zz0t1)

168 Ben you have no idea how much I wish I was there right now in the wide open spaces.. horsies to spoil.. a good friend to share a cocktail with. This whole thing suck bigly.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (dUJdY)

169 HEB Corsicana
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Qhz2y)


AltonJackson and I have been there!

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (t+qrx)

170 I
never much cared for Chess because it was a game where everything was
too evenly matched (other than wits perhaps). My philosophy is that if
you're in a fair fight you've badly miscalculated and need to withdraw
and wait to fight another day.

Heh.


Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (j42ZK)

that is an interesting perspective. I always thought the reason chess is not a good gambling game is because the better player wins most of the time I guess it is even if people of the same skill play but my understanding is that a weak player will almost always lose to a strong player.

The reason poker is so dangerous is the variability gives the weak players false hope. Then again the variability can crush a strong player too. It is a double edged sword for sure. I kind of look at Chess as more of a sport than a game. It is a test of who is better and that is that. It is like a foot race.

I already said I can't play the game a lick so that is just a non players impression and it could be all wet.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (hHxp2)

171 In law wanton negligence is the same culpability as manslaughter by any other means.

What the ChiComs did to us was exectly that.

People went nuts over PG&E when a fire started on an unusually windy day in an usual dry spell that was caused by a broken piece of equipment. Seems the equipment maintenance had been not good enough. Visual from from ground inspection was insufficient to detect faults. Felony manslaughter...was the legal finding.

China is culpable here. They need brought to the bar. They will refuse to bear responsibility.

But...This should be a warning to all that monkey around with deadly pathogens, chemicals, nuclear materials.

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (Y274z)

172 1. d5 Bb7
2. d6 Bc6
3. a5 Kc4
4. a6 Kb5
5. a7 Kb6
6. d7
black cannot stop both pawns.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (AHq56)


I think 3.a5 is pawn is the wrong track due to 3...Kc4 4.a6 Kd5 and Black can now stop both pawns.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:19 PM (k3bqH)

173 Sponge, HEB Corsicana
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Qhz2y)


That might be why Mark Whalberg was praising them earlier. They seem to be getting this shit right, unlike some others.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (Zz0t1)

174 that last post could have used some punctuation.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (hHxp2)

175 Lost track, movie night?

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (ZCEU2)

176 143
Second problem, easier than the first:



Ah, clever.



Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (AHq56)

177 133 I threw Hydroxychloriquine down the drain not many years ago. You are supposed to get rid of no longer needed meds, and that was one of them. Ya never know I guess.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (hHxp2)


I never throw any meds away.
You never know when you may need them.
Tetracycline excepted_it becomes TOXIC.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (lnWzE)

178
HEB Corsicana

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM


I've been there...

Posted by: AltonJackson<br/Impeach Whitmer
at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (hA1bE)

179 Love love love Kate Middleton's dress.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 06:21 PM (TdMsT)

180 olddog, I'm so glad the Mrs.olddog is feeling well enough to get out and about.

You can never have to much Mexcian food.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:21 PM (Qhz2y)

181 169 HEB Corsicana
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Qhz2y)

AltonJackson and I have been there!
Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (t+qrx)
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I have too!

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:21 PM (MVjcR)

182 I've been there...
Posted by: AltonJackson
at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (hA1bE)


And we ran into the SnailRacers there, too.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:21 PM (t+qrx)

183 #170 fair fight?

I'm reminded of that scene in Butch Cassidy where the bad guy gets booted in the nuts after questioning Neuman's statement about what the rules of the fight are going to be.

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2020 06:21 PM (Y274z)

184 Advanced, I think solution is this :

pawn on d4 advances for conversion to d8. since black has a white squarer bishop, it cannot block successfully, nor can i advance its pawn because black bishop is blocking. it ay try to block with bishop on c8, but White B on h3 will prevent it.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:22 PM (zr5Kq)

185 I never throw any meds away.

You never know when you may need them.

Tetracycline excepted_it becomes TOXIC.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (lnWzE)

I hear ya, they were not for me personally so I never thought I would need them, but I get your point.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:22 PM (hHxp2)

186
in fact, we had a mini mini MoMe in the parking lot

Posted by: AltonJackson<br/Impeach Whitmer
at April 04, 2020 06:22 PM (hA1bE)

187 #177 Thanks for the info re Tetra.

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2020 06:23 PM (Y274z)

188 "In my 29 plus years I have never parked a car in a garage. They have all been filled with woodworking tools, and now pottery wheels, a slab roller and kilns."

Well if you are using at a shop that's fine by me. MIL's garage is full of baskets, plastic flowers, holiday decorations, and many boxes of unknown stuff.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 06:23 PM (Tnijr)

189 in fact, we had a mini mini MoMe in the parking lot
Posted by: AltonJackson
at April 04, 2020 06:22 PM (hA1bE)


Sheer blind luck there happened to be a jug and a washtub bass handy.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:23 PM (t+qrx)

190 170 I
never much cared for Chess because it was a game where everything was
too evenly matched (other than wits perhaps). My philosophy is that if
you're in a fair fight you've badly miscalculated and need to withdraw
and wait to fight another day.

Heh.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 05:59 PM (j42ZK)

that is an interesting perspective. I always thought the reason chess is not a good gambling game is because the better player wins most of the time I guess it is even if people of the same skill play but my understanding is that a weak player will almost always lose to a strong player.
The reason poker is so dangerous is the variability gives the weak players false hope. Then again the variability can crush a strong player too. It is a double edged sword for sure. I kind of look at Chess as more of a sport than a game. It is a test of who is better and that is that. It is like a foot race.
I already said I can't play the game a lick so that is just a non players impression and it could be all wet.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (hHxp2)


LGoPS is obviously a student of Sun Tzu. She's right about choosing when to fight -- in real life.

When I were a wee lad, I got tired of playing board games where you won if you rolled higher dice or got a lucky card or the spinner thing landed on a high number for you. I thought, why can't there be a game where they player who thinks better and can devise a better strategy, wins.

And that's why I gravitated to chess.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:23 PM (k3bqH)

191 after that, white bishop and queen can check mate.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:24 PM (zr5Kq)

192 not mixed/made, so you get Margarita mix (frozen) and small bottles of tequila.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe!
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There doing the same thing here. They're also selling mix in gallon containers or by the cup.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:24 PM (Dhht7)

193 HEB Corsicana

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:17 PM (Qhz2y)

sounds like a warship But seriously, it is towns like that in Texas that keep it red.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:25 PM (hHxp2)

194 175 Lost track, movie night?
Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (ZCEU2)


Yes. TJM should be here later with his movie thread.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:25 PM (k3bqH)

195 WW scored a 4 pk of TP today.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:17
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Awesome. Did she also follow your advice and not catch anything?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (Dhht7)

196 hogmartin @ 169- I went speeding into Corsicana years ago with Mrs. E and her maiden auntie and go stopped right by the HEB. The officer said standard 'where you headed to so fast?' and I answered 'Headed to that HEB yonder. These ladies is fixin' to pee.' He told me to go ahead and slow down in the future.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (XhWtx)

197
sounds like a warship But seriously, it is towns like that in Texas that keep it red.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 06:25 PM (hHxp2)


Like most states, the big cities are liberal shitholes. In Tx, however, all the rural areas are DEEP red.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (Zz0t1)

198 I'm going to exhibit enough native suspicion to rate Caoili's car crash as "questionable." She had quite a personal history -- former model, dance contestant in Australia, financial analyst, and a PhD candidate in Russian foreign affairs. She was working as an adviser to the Armenian prime minister. What a movie her life would make, except wouldn't the world be more exciting and beautiful with her still in it.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (8IOEj)

199 I think you got it right, but I can't decipher your notation. "1)BxBc6" means that a Bishop is capturing a bishop on the c6 square, but there are no bshops on the board, so ?? I think you mean Rxc6, which is proper algebraic notation.

And then there's zombie, who does everything in English Descriptive Notation, but that's because he's an old pharte who won't change with the times.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 06:15 PM (k3bqH)

right ,those were Rook not Bishop moves

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (zr5Kq)

200 Hey everybody.

Tempted to ask if maybe we could live-blog some chess games between Horde members.

Better yet, a live-blogged poker tournament. :-)
(We'd play for pennies, so not much financial stress. The buy-in could be $1.00.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 06:27 PM (L2ZTs)

201 Interesting vid on the source of the commie flu:
https://tinyurl.com/rtomky3

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 06:27 PM (r+sAi)

202 Got some chores to get done, better get on them

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 06:27 PM (ZCEU2)

203 But...This should be a warning to all that monkey around with deadly pathogens, chemicals, nuclear materials.

Posted by: torabora at April 04, 2020 06:18 PM (Y274z)


Think the Marines are planning to man their DIY islands.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 06:27 PM (lnWzE)

204 I am doing runner notation !

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:27 PM (zr5Kq)

205 I have an old bottle of NyQuil about 2 years past the expiration date. Should be okay, right?

Posted by: dantesed at April 04, 2020 06:28 PM (88xKn)

206 195 WW scored a 4 pk of TP today.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:17
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Awesome. Did she also follow your advice and not catch anything?
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (Dhht7)
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As far as I can tell, but I'm keeping her in isolation.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:28 PM (MVjcR)

207 i need to practice notation if anything

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:28 PM (zr5Kq)

208 He told me to go ahead and slow down in the future.
Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 06:26 PM (XhWtx)


That's a good idea, it would be hard for them to get out otherwise.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:28 PM (t+qrx)

209 well, that was fun !

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:29 PM (zr5Kq)

210 Thank you!

Now do Kate, please?

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 05:48
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Ermm, phrasing? Also, you're not the boss of me

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:29 PM (Dhht7)

211
Kowloon (sidebar) is a good restaurant. The Wongs are real Republicans, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at April 04, 2020 06:30 PM (kMIUH)

212 FLOTUS is so gorgeous

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (G546f)

213 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (Qhz2y)

214
Amber living up to her first name.

Posted by: Josh Brolin's Blistered Taint at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (bUYMF)

215 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (Qhz2y)


LMFAO.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:32 PM (Zz0t1)

216 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (Qhz2y)


Anyone who's visited the trailer.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 06:32 PM (t+qrx)

217 Orangemanbad is a sickness. It infects the brain and prevents intelligent processing of information.

I was one of the people who's reaction was "Who says" back with Obamaphiles parroted Obama saying we were "spending too much of our economy on health care costs". I argued that medicare has a singular value and as much of 100% value to the person involved.

But now the people who were perfectly accepting of grandma taking a pain pill in her "last year of life", want to sacrifice the entire economy over "if only one life is saved" among pretty much the same demographic that they wanted to ice floe under Obama.

That's another reason why I can't side with liberals. I have no idea what I would have to believe next year.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:33 PM (Eicbe)

218 olddog, I'm so glad the Mrs.olddog is feeling well enough to get out and about.

You can never have to much Mexcian food.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:21
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Thanks, Ben Had. Yes, she's feeling tad better physically, but Flu News was bringing her down mentally this week. So daughter and I have been taking her on car rides. It seems to improve her mood.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:33 PM (Dhht7)

219 Chess Thread Hubba Hubba!

I am going with the hottie from the Miss Julie's Collection.

Nice!

I always think of Arnold banging the maid when I see his large, steroid shaped head nowadays.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 06:33 PM (Z+IKu)

220 I want to suck her tits and fuck her brains out.

Posted by: Bad Angel at April 04, 2020 06:34 PM (CLteG)

221
Moron In Training...

The girl asked for a break in her studies to play on her scooter. We've been cracking for five hours, so I caved in on 30 mins.

But then she stood there pensively... I asked "what's the matter?"

She looks up, dead-serious, and says "I wish pants didn't have exist. But, I guess the world needs them. *sigh*"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 06:34 PM (II2Y0)

222 Hey just had a brainstorm!

A Horde poker or chess tournament. Buy-in: 4 rolls of toilet paper, minimum 5 players. Winner obviously of course gets 20 rolls of TP. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 06:34 PM (L2ZTs)

223 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:31 PM (Qhz2y)
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Do you have enough security to make sure its transfer?

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:35 PM (Eicbe)

224 Hah, typing with my ears. They're not there @ 192.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:36 PM (Dhht7)

225 olddog.. I used to take my mom on car rides when I knew she was having a particularly bad day. One spring a few years ago the redbud trees were in bloom, daffodils in bloom. It just made her day to be out and see Gods beauty.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 06:36 PM (dUJdY)

226 We need a quarantine on people infected with Orangemanbad syndrome.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:37 PM (Eicbe)

227 The Claws of China, movie, by Steve Bannon


https://tinyurl.com/thzhbq8

https://preview.tinyurl.com/thzhbq8

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 06:37 PM (lnWzE)

228 Babylon Bee
Hallmark Channel Announces 19 New Coronavirus-Themed Movies
A Cough To Remember
Forbidden Handshake

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 06:37 PM (59YkD)

229 As far as I can tell, but I'm keeping her in isolation.

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 06:28
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Never can be too careful. Unless you need to send her out again.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:37 PM (Dhht7)

230 Weasel, WW was Ok carrying that uzi?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:39 PM (Qhz2y)

231 ---
Do you have enough security to make sure its transfer?
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:35 PM (Eicbe)


One thing I've learned here, Ben Had is WELL armed. I think he's secure.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:39 PM (Zz0t1)

232 I only solved the beginner problem. Now I'm wondering, in a real game, how many would play Bxg3+ (cool and dignified) and how many would play Qxg3+ (shameless showboating)?

Posted by: bof at April 04, 2020 06:39 PM (t1G8m)

233 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?

You should have it appraised and insured.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 06:39 PM (59YkD)

234 It just made her day to be out and see Gods beauty.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 06:36
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Same with wife. Earlier she got to see the Tulip trees and Yoshino Cherries and early jonquils in full bloom. Those are done for now. Dogwoods should be anytime.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:40 PM (Dhht7)

235 Who'd a thunk that a 4 pack of TP is going to be the best door prize ever at a MoMe?

Especially when 2nd prize is a 1 kilo gold ingot.

Posted by: Panhandler at April 04, 2020 06:41 PM (S/rwf)

236 "One thing I've learned here, Ben Had is WELL armed. I think he's secure.'

One more thing to learn here. Ben's a she.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM (Tnijr)

237 One thing I've learned here, Ben Had is WELL armed. I think he's secure.
Posted by: Sponge

---

I think you mean "she".

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM (Y4EXg)

238 232 I only solved the beginner problem. Now I'm wondering, in a real game, how many would play Bxg3+ (cool and dignified) and how many would play Qxg3+ (shameless showboating)?
Posted by: bof


I instantly and only considered QxP+ as the "best" move -- because the goal in chess is to humiliate the opponent with the most unlikely checkmate possible after saccing your queen.

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM (N9G0H)

239 Hey Pandhandler, Hope you are well.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM (Qhz2y)

240
I think you mean "she".
Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM (Y4EXg)


Um.....I do now.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:43 PM (Zz0t1)

241
What's this?
We're at the "open letter" stage in the fake news farce?

Did fake "journalists" really write a "letter" complaining about Fox News' coverage?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at April 04, 2020 06:43 PM (kMIUH)

242 Thanks, guys, Sponge has officially be(e)n had.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:45 PM (Qhz2y)

243 137 Fox News, special report from Captain Obvious.

Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)



It was a weekend reporter, they only make half to three quarters of a million dollars a year in salary, not the weeknight ones who make millions.

Still, the report isn't worthy of minimum wage.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 06:45 PM (sy5kK)

244 Hey Pandhandler, Hope you are well.

Doing fine darlin, got my reservations locked in for Oct., being over 29 and retired the lockdowns haven't affected me much. Weather is great, the range is open and I stockpiled a bunch last year.

Posted by: Panhandler at April 04, 2020 06:45 PM (S/rwf)

245 Thanks, guys, Sponge has officially be(e)n had.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:45 PM (Qhz2y)


Isn't the first time, won't be the last.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:46 PM (Zz0t1)

246 after saccing your queen.

Posted by: zombie at April 04, 2020 06:42 PM
------------------------------------------------
Is that like tea bagging your king?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:48 PM (Dhht7)

247 4 rolls of toilet paper
--------------
Does it have to be unused?
Uh, askin' for a friend ...

Posted by: Lurk at April 04, 2020 06:48 PM (IrW/C)

248 That HEB in Corsicanna, I'm still using a cooler I bought there last Oct. "I've been there"

Posted by: Panhandler at April 04, 2020 06:48 PM (S/rwf)

249 Sponge, I will gladly buy you a drink anytime.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:48 PM (Qhz2y)

250 Sponge, I will gladly buy you a drink anytime.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:48 PM (Qhz2y)


I would enjoy taking you up on that offer.

I'm hopeful the TxMoMe will still be on and I am free to make it.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM (Zz0t1)

251 137 Fox News, special report from Captain Obvious.

Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

Who assigns them crap like this? Or do they come up with it on their own?

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM (BAsqb)

252 Off to pick up the Mexican. BBL

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM (Dhht7)

253 Off to pick up the Mexican. BBL
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM (Dhht7)

If he has face tattoos, don't bring him home.

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 06:51 PM (BAsqb)

254 I never ever want or hear the terms social distancing or flattening the curve again after we get out of this. Can I do this. Of course. But they better stop this nonsense soon.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 04, 2020 06:54 PM (Vf4Y7)

255 Oh my goodness, I lover that blue and gold silk dress at the top. Just gorgeous.

And Kate's teal gown is really lovely.

Posted by: bluebell at April 04, 2020 06:54 PM (/669Q)

256 bluebell, so glad to see that you have rescheduled the NoVaMoMe.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 06:56 PM (Qhz2y)

257 MA is the only state that provides clear demographics on their CV victims. BLUF: Anyone can get CV, but CV kills old people.

https://tinyurl.com/wy8d8jd

https://tinyurl.com/tc7h8lw

https://tinyurl.com/r9al25k

https://tinyurl.com/qmr3wrl

Posted by: blaster at April 04, 2020 06:59 PM (ZfRYq)

258 More Hallmark coronavirus romance movie titles:

Something in the Air

Unmasking Sara

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:00 PM (Rvqyz)

259 Ben Had, the MoMe must go on, even if it must be delayed.

Posted by: bluebell at April 04, 2020 07:00 PM (/669Q)

260 My take on the intermediate problem:

Q-G2 Check

... no matter what black does...

RxR (maybe Check again)

Posted by: scottst at April 04, 2020 07:00 PM (/QQch)

261 Sponge, I will gladly buy you a drink anytime.

Ah, but it is Sponge so:

https://tinyurl.com/ut6an5n

Posted by: Panhandler at April 04, 2020 07:01 PM (S/rwf)

262 Lurk, preferably, yes :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 07:01 PM (L2ZTs)

263 More Hallmark CV movies:

- Love In The Age Of Toilet Paper Rationing

- Social Un-Distancing

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 07:03 PM (L2ZTs)

264 Fox News, special report from Captain Obvious.

Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

Who assigns them crap like this? Or do they come up with it on their own?
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM


By: Our most irritating junior reporter who you normally see standing by the side of the road in a blizzard.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2020 07:04 PM (ejd/p)

265 Especially when 2nd prize is a 1 kilo gold ingot.
Posted by: Panhandler at April 04, 2020 06:41 PM (S/rwf)


Tradeable for another 4-pack of TP.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 07:05 PM (L2ZTs)

266 137 Fox News, special report from Captain Obvious.

Service employees are less likely to be able to work from home.
Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 06:08 PM (Eicbe)

Who assigns them crap like this? Or do they come up with it on their own?
Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 06:50 PM (BAsqb)

Psych from home:
If you are angry press 1
If you can handle it, press 2
If you are about to get violent press your ass against the screen to receive Haldol and Ativan injection
Have a great day!

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 07:05 PM (ONvIw)

267 So Alone Together

Posted by: The Turtles at April 04, 2020 07:08 PM (Tnijr)

268 184 Advanced, I think solution is this :
pawn on d4 advances for conversion to d8. since black has a white squarer bishop, it cannot block successfully, nor can i advance its pawn because black bishop is blocking. it ay try to block with bishop on c8, but White B on h3 will prevent it.
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 06:22 PM (zr5Kq)


Only one pawn may queen. You must choose wisely.

If you do not choose wisely, you will throw away the win.

Now... which pawn do you choose?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:09 PM (k3bqH)

269 Now... which pawn do you choose?


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:09 PM (k3bqH)


Mongo?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:10 PM (nqtb9)

270 I just discovered something I hate, called "There's a Hole In the Bottom of the Sea."

Fuck this song, and the creepy lady they have teaching about its lameness on the remote learning music class.

I teach this girl about the wonders of music all the time. Real stuff, not this infantile trash. She can't believe I'm making her do this lame-o corny crap.

Boo! Booooooo!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 07:11 PM (II2Y0)

271 Evening all.
I'd let Argentina twirl my bola anytime.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2020 07:11 PM (axyOa)

272 Next year can we start this national time out month in May?

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 07:12 PM (ZCEU2)

273 Only one pawn may queen. You must choose wisely.

If you do not choose wisely, you will throw away the win.

Now... which pawn do you choose?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:09 PM (k3bqH)


I guess, white bishop can take black bishop from c8, then pawn on a4 to a8 for queen.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:13 PM (zr5Kq)

274
Mongo?


Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:10 PM



Easily one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th Century.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 04, 2020 07:13 PM (axyOa)

275 Game thread!

I'm on an Imperial-occupied planet in "Fallen Order". Got pretty far along.

Hint-without-spoiler: there's an option to strike an enemy from above, the "square" button on the PS4. Use that for the tougher beasts.

Another hint-without-spoiler: It's allowed to return to earlier planets after finishing their main story and going to a new planet. This, to open chests and kill monsters you couldn't on your first run.

If I'd known these hints I'd have wasted less time trying to beat an impossible monster / looking for impossible routes on that first world (not counting the scrapmetal planet, that's the training-mission).

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 04, 2020 07:13 PM (ykYG2)

276 wait that may not work...

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:14 PM (zr5Kq)

277 I think d4 has better chance than a4. black bishop si problematic for a4 even at c8. will not be able to pass...

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:16 PM (zr5Kq)

278 Mexican food is secured. The restaurant's still got a few bugs to work out, but all in all pick up went smoothly.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 07:17 PM (Dhht7)

279 Hogmartin and Alton Jackson ran into us at the HEB in Corsicana, Thank gourd the damage was minimal.

Posted by: SnailRacer at April 04, 2020 07:17 PM (moeoe)

280 Hoarding His Heart

Viral Valentine

Curfew at the County Fair

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:17 PM (Rvqyz)

281 Is it movies or fish tonight. Never mind. I see that it's to be movies.

Lovely dresses and models tonight. Mrs. Trump looks beautiful as always.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:19 PM (gLRfa)

282 Mongo?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:10 PM

No, that'll only make him mad.

Posted by: The otters at April 04, 2020 07:19 PM (dkvcO)

283 SnailRacer, So good to see you. How was the trip?

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 07:20 PM (Qhz2y)

284 Off, surprise sock!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2020 07:20 PM (dkvcO)

285 Yesterday, in YD Music Class we learned about the Lost Highway remix of Hierate Mich by Rammstein. Fun!

Today, it's some nursery rhyme about a frog in a hole. Sucky!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (II2Y0)

286 I like fish movies.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (hHxp2)

287 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 04, 2020 07:13 PM (ykYG2)
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That must be one deluxe terlit.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 07:22 PM (Eicbe)

288 I don't know Quint, that sounds a little fishy.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 07:23 PM (Qhz2y)

289 I like fish movies.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (hHxp2)
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Two snaps up.

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 07:23 PM (Eicbe)

290 Claws of the Red Dragon

youtube.com/watch?v=z8MyrUmkRxA&feature

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 07:23 PM (lnWzE)

291 286 I like fish movies.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (hHxp2)
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I just watched "Killer Fish" on MST3K.

Lee Majors acts by squinting his emotions.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (Dc2NZ)

292 I like fish movies.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (hHxp2)

Jaws ?
Aquaman ?

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (zr5Kq)

293 ''Mexican food is secured. The restaurant's still got a few bugs to work out, but all in all pick up went smoothly.''

I think we're doing Mexican tomorrow night. What delicious items did you get tonight?

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (gLRfa)

294 286 I like fish movies.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020
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I liked "Incredible Mr. Limpett." Oh, wait he was a mammal.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (Dhht7)

295 Masks in Love
A Social Distance to Remember

Posted by: Axeman at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (Eicbe)

296 .@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"

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That's right. You can't get toilet paper for love or money.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:25 PM (+y/Ru)

297 I just watched "Killer Fish" on MST3K.



Lee Majors acts by squinting his emotions.



Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:24 PM (Dc2NZ)


Did he make the bionic sound when he squints?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:25 PM (nqtb9)

298 OT, Realtor dot com is fucked up. New pics of house that has never been on the resale market since mom and dad bought it new. Very recent pic, cause flag pole in pic only went up after dad passed. It was a Thursday because the neighbors take my trash bin off street when I'm at work and I put in garage when I get home.

Jeebus.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 07:25 PM (vF+fs)

299 We also tried a new Mexica place tonight. Poor lady just opened 2 months ago. She's from Venezuela. The food was excellent!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 07:25 PM (dUJdY)

300 Actually hoping for some apocryphal movie

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 07:26 PM (ZCEU2)

301 .@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"
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Yet she somehow survived by being a barista and not an armorer.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:26 PM (Dc2NZ)

302 Fish movies stink

Posted by: Call me Fishsmell at April 04, 2020 07:27 PM (Tnijr)

303 Fish movies stink
Posted by: Call me Fishsmell at April 04, 2020 07:27 PM (Tnijr)


SHARKNADO!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 07:27 PM (Zz0t1)

304 ''@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans" ''

She been reading too many fantasy novels.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:28 PM (gLRfa)

305 A-OC was making Margaritas in a blender in her 3rd world country while bitching about it.
Guess she didn't have salt

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 07:29 PM (ZCEU2)

306 Hey, Ben! * waves like a madwoman *
The trip was fantastic. Beautiful shores, country side, etc. New Zealand is mostly gorgeous. No Molon Labe t- shirts there but I learned a haka. No I will not be performing it come October.

Posted by: SnailRacer at April 04, 2020 07:29 PM (moeoe)

307 '''@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"

Also, if it's so brutal and barbaric how come so many people want to sneak in through the back door? The girl is a first class idiot.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:30 PM (gLRfa)

308 307 '''@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"

Also, if it's so brutal and barbaric how come so many people want to sneak in through the back door? The girl is a first class idiot.
Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:30 PM (gLRfa)

Not just people!

Posted by: The Otters at April 04, 2020 07:31 PM (NWiLs)

309 Love, Like Three Ply Toilet Paper

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:31 PM (+y/Ru)

310 ''That's right. You can't get toilet paper for love or money.''

My sis said she scored a 30 pack at Costco last week.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:31 PM (gLRfa)

311 .@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"


I would think barbarian life would be a little more interesting than my life.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 07:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

312 AOC must think Mad Max is a documentary

Posted by: rammajamma at April 04, 2020 07:33 PM (SwWMX)

313 My hash sounds like a dyslexic cat. Cool.

Posted by: SnailRacer at April 04, 2020 07:33 PM (moeoe)

314 AOC = Retard

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 07:34 PM (Zz0t1)

315 Priuses wouldn't exist in aa barbarian society.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 07:34 PM (Uu+Jp)

316 Solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:34 PM (k3bqH)

317 AOC is almost stupid enough to be a reporter.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 07:35 PM (Uu+Jp)

318 Shouldn't AOC be in her home district helping the poor, downtrodden brown and black folks thru this major crisis?

Handing out masks, changing diapers, filling bongs......

Yeah, right.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 07:36 PM (Z+IKu)

319 .@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"

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This morning I shot a rhinoceros in my pajamas. How it fit into my pajamas . . . well, OK, actually I think I do know. Damn this lockdown!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:36 PM (+y/Ru)

320 Having a nice Japanese single malt tonight. Just yummy. Little bit of smoke. Very smooth.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:37 PM (gLRfa)

321 When you have toilet paper, you have friends. When you have no toilet paper.........you know how it goes.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 07:37 PM (XhWtx)

322 If AOC hates this country so much, why doesn't she just get the hell out of here. Bitch.

Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:39 PM (d+o+d)

323 >Fish movies stink


I know- I've smelt 'em

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:39 PM (iTXRQ)

324 I like fish movies.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:21 PM (hHxp2)


I didn't know that fish made movies?




Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:40 PM (j42ZK)

325 If AOC hates this country so much, why doesn't she just get the hell out of here. Bitch.


Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:39 PM (d+o+d)


Easier to destroy it from the inside than out.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:40 PM (nqtb9)

326 Boo! Booooooo!
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 04, 2020 07:11 PM (II2Y0)


From memory:

"There's a bump on the lump on the tail of the frog on the branch on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea..."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:40 PM (k3bqH)

327 >.@AOC: The United States is a "brutal, barbarian society" for "the vast majority of working-class Americans"

$10 says she was in her HS drama club

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (iTXRQ)

328 I think PDT should start a bi weekly story hour for all he little ones trapped in the house. Can you imagine the ratings?

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (gLRfa)

329 I didn't know that fish made movies?







Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:40 PM (j42ZK)


There was that famous director Frank Carpra

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (nqtb9)

330 325 If AOC hates this country so much, why doesn't she just get the hell out of here. Bitch.
Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:39 PM (d+o+d)


Because evil can't really create anything new. It can only take what others have created and corrupt it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (k3bqH)

331 If they have awards for fish movies are they the Tunys?

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (j42ZK)

332 ''$10 says she was in her HS drama club''

Absolutely! That's the type of crap you learn there.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:42 PM (gLRfa)

333 Just saw the Arnold picture, thats funny
Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (ZCEU2)

I did not even recognize him. He looks almost human. What is he chawing on?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 07:43 PM (miJU3)

334 Brutal & Barbaric

AOC is really bad at the Hallmark romance title thing.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:43 PM (Rvqyz)

335 ''There was that famous director Frank Carpra ''

Didn't he make that flick about Captain Hook?

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:43 PM (gLRfa)

336 Love, Like Three Ply Toilet Paper
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:31 PM (+y/Ru)

"Girls!" Mrs. Browning called as she swept into their bedroom, "Put those books down and do your hair! We have an engagement at Pleasanton Hall this evening!"

"Oh must we, Mother?" Anna sighed. "More boring retired colonels and dances with no gentlemen! I could die!"

"Shush, my dear, and stop your cynicism. There are two gentlemen, fresh from London this very evening, both very eligible! Mr. Prachett, I hear has eight thousand rolls a year."

"Eight thousand?" The sisters gasped and stared at each other in disbelief. "They must be sandpaper two ply, surely!"

"The finest Charmin. You doubt your own mother? Up! Hair! Petticoats! Move!"

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (BAsqb)

337 Tetracycline excepted_it becomes TOXIC.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 06:20 PM (lnWzE)
~~~~~

It can give you black hairy tongue. Seriously.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (sGotD)

338 The Oscars.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (hHxp2)

339 There was that famous director Frank Carpra

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Orson Whales

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (+y/Ru)

340 305 A-OC was making Margaritas in a blender in her 3rd world country while bitching about it.
Guess she didn't have salt

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 07:29 PM (ZCEU2)


https://tinyurl.com/https-2-bp-blogspot-com-1jm

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 07:45 PM (lnWzE)

341 Oh good. They're opening up Tybee Island. I think everyone needs some Flesh Voyeurism. Looks like the prof mayor has her panties in twist though.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 357 meters at April 04, 2020 07:46 PM (wElh/)

342 ''Brutal & Barbaric

AOC is really bad at the Hallmark romance title thing. ''

Sounds like the title of a bad romantic fantasy novel.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:46 PM (gLRfa)

343 Uh oh. Looks Like I've started a fish-pun thread. I am filled with remoras over having done such a thing.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (j42ZK)

344
https://tinyurl.com/https-2-bp-blogspot-com-1jm
Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 07:45 PM (lnWzE)


How dare her work in an establishment that has such a nice ass plastered up on the wall like that.

She should be shunned for SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (Zz0t1)

345 I had black hairy tongue once. It's not deadly. Went away on its own.

Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (d+o+d)

346 ''I did not even recognize him. He looks almost human. What is he chawing on?''

Cigar

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (gLRfa)

347 Orson Whales
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks,


Orson Whales was in Moby Dick, along with Gregory Pike

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (iTXRQ)

348 I give the country another week before large parts of it start telling politicians to stick their social distancing crap.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (wElh/)

349
Orson Whales was in Moby Dick, along with Gregory Pike
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (iTXRQ)


What a load of carp.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (Zz0t1)

350 >Uh oh. Looks Like I've started a fish-pun thread. I am filled with remoras over having done such a thing.
Posted by: LGoPs


I'm sure they'll let you skate

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (iTXRQ)

351 Just saw the Arnold picture, thats funny

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (ZCEU2)



I did not even recognize him. He looks almost human. What is he chawing on?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 07:43 PM (miJU3)

A cigar. Looks Cuban to me. I can't place it but that red band rings a bell. Our betters usually smoke Cubans because well, they can.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:49 PM (hHxp2)

352 My Cousin Finny was pretty good.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:49 PM (Rvqyz)

353 345 I had black hairy tongue once. It's not deadly. Went away on its own.
Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (d+o+d)

Did you have her shave next time?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 07:49 PM (NWiLs)

354 $10 says she was in her HS drama club

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (iTXRQ)


She's never grown from that because leftists are mentally and emotionally immature.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 07:49 PM (nqtb9)

355 Uh oh. Looks Like I've started a fish-pun thread. I am filled with remoras over having done such a thing.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (j42ZK)


This batter be good.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:50 PM (zr5Kq)

356 A cigar. Looks Cuban to me. I can't place it but that red band rings a bell. Our betters usually smoke Cubans because well, they can.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:49 PM (hHxp2)

Cubans aren't even good. Nicaragua or Dominican is the way to go IMO

Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 07:50 PM (BAsqb)

357 Would He R. Wouldn't He Allen?

Wait. That's not a fish pun.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 07:50 PM (+y/Ru)

358 Anchovy Hopkins was great in Silence of the Lampreys.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:51 PM (Rvqyz)

359 Partagas I think. But that is just a guess.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:51 PM (hHxp2)

360 Does black, hairy tongue have a newsletter?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at April 04, 2020 07:52 PM (EgshT)

361 Anchovy Hopkins was great in Silence of the Lampreys.
Posted by: JuJuBee at April 04, 2020 07:51 PM (Rvqyz)


What ??? I have a problem herring you.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:52 PM (zr5Kq)

362 Insom, if only.

Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:52 PM (d+o+d)

363 Stop carping and swimming around the bush.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at April 04, 2020 07:53 PM (wElh/)

364 A Fish Called Wanda
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:53 PM (hHxp2)

365 Hey haven't posted much here in a while. Anybody have any recommendations on finger prosthetics? Just f'n cut off my middle and index fingers on my right hand while working on an engine. Basically at first knuckles. Docs can't reattach.

You ever screw up and think you're a dumbass?
I'm king dumbass.

Posted by: wooga at April 04, 2020 07:53 PM (h2Viw)

366 ''Uh oh. Looks Like I've started a fish-pun thread. I am filled with remoras over having done such a thing. ''

You've reeled us in. Hook, line and sinke.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:53 PM (gLRfa)

367 $10 says she was in her HS drama club
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 07:41 PM (iTXRQ)

I was in my high school drama club. I never said anything like that, even when I was a liberal-not modern leftist.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2020 07:54 PM (WI7YS)

368 Posted by: Vanya at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (BAsqb)

Now *that's* funny. I'm posting this comment on the book thread tomorrow.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 07:54 PM (k3bqH)

369 That actor from Psycho...Anthony Perkins as I recall. Wasn't he Marlin's boy?

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:54 PM (j42ZK)

370 I'm just hang out here while the rest of yous jaws about fish puns.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at April 04, 2020 07:55 PM (Uu+Jp)

371 in 1660 smoking was thought to be a prophylactic for the plague, it was required at a boys boarding school.


Seems like nonsense, but a study of 2000 hospitalized in china of the Whuhan Virus found there was an unusually low incidence of smokers compared to the general population.


(all that from Derbyshire at Vdare.com)

from the study "This preliminary analysis does not support the argument that current smoking is a risk factor for hospitalization for COVID-19, and might even suggest a protective role. The latter could be linked to the down-regulation of ACE2 expression that has been previously known to be induced by smoking. However, other confounding factors ... preliminary ..."

Posted by: illiniwek at April 04, 2020 07:55 PM (Cus5s)

372 I had black hairy tongue once. It's not deadly. Went away on its own.
Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (d+o+d)
~~~~~

(Hush! Don't tell them .)

Posted by: IrishEi at April 04, 2020 07:56 PM (sGotD)

373 Oh, wooga, I'm sorry. No suggestions, other than Pick your nose with the other hand.

Damn, that sucks.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 07:56 PM (vF+fs)

374 Hey haven't posted much here in a while. Anybody have any recommendations on finger prosthetics? Just f'n cut off my middle and index fingers on my right hand while working on an engine. Basically at first knuckles. Docs can't reattach.

You ever screw up and think you're a dumbass?
I'm king dumbass.
Posted by: wooga at April 04, 2020 07:53 PM (h2Viw)


holly.....are you in a hospital now ?

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:56 PM (zr5Kq)

375 they may be able to recommend ?

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:56 PM (zr5Kq)

376 Movies up!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 07:57 PM (Dc2NZ)

377 *holy

can't even do that rigt

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 07:57 PM (zr5Kq)

378 Eeesh, wooga. That sucks. FIL cut off the tips of his fingers on his left hand several years ago while using a table saw. Something I learned from his experience is that you are going to have to invest in good, thick gloves and handwarmer packets for cold days, even if it's just slightly cold.

Posted by: pookysgirl, crayon expert at April 04, 2020 07:57 PM (XKZwp)

379 ''Hey haven't posted much here in a while. Anybody have any recommendations on finger prosthetics? Just f'n cut off my middle and index fingers on my right hand while working on an engine. Basically at first knuckles. Docs can't reattach. ''

Only a 'ron would blow off self amputation like it was no worse than skinning a knee.

Seriously, OMG. Did the doctors refer you to a prosthetics guy?

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 07:58 PM (gLRfa)

380 wooga, how did that happen? Fan blade?

Posted by: Ronster at April 04, 2020 07:58 PM (d+o+d)

381 British American Tobacco (BTI) shot up this week on news they are working on a tobacco based covid vaccine.

this is probably news to many but some tobacco companies have been working on ways to use the plant for drugs/medicine for many years. I think they have had some successes too but I don't know the details or even the broad brush facts.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 07:59 PM (hHxp2)

382 348 I give the country another week before large parts of it start telling politicians to stick their social distancing crap.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at April 04, 2020 07:48 PM (wElh/)


That's about when the predicted death rate in NY of 500 to 700 a day will begin.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 04, 2020 08:00 PM (lnWzE)

383 wooga, my prayers for you. Hand warmers and gloves. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 08:00 PM (vF+fs)

384 Belt wasn't moving. Poked it. Moved a little. Poked it again. Moved a little. Poked one more time, and belt moved fully, pulling my fingers into pulley wheel. I found middle finger, not index but it wouldn't have mattered.

I could use prayer. Specifically that they don't have to amputate.

Posted by: wooga at April 04, 2020 08:06 PM (h2Viw)

385 Prayers up, wooga.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 08:06 PM (Dhht7)

386 Middle finger will be stump. My worry is index, as the nature of cut means it might retain functionality if I'm lucky, unless they remove knuckle.

Posted by: wooga at April 04, 2020 08:08 PM (h2Viw)

387 wooga, in some cases, surgeons can transplant a toe to the hand. met a guy who had lost his thumb, and had his big toe transplanted to replace it. He didn't have 100% use of it, but makes out OK.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 08:09 PM (miJU3)

388 wooga, please let let me know if I can do anything. cbd and mis hum have my email. As does wds and legally sufficient.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (vF+fs)

389
I could use prayer. Specifically that they don't have to amputate.
Posted by: wooga at April 04, 2020 08:06 PM (h2Viw)


My mother lost a fight with a table saw while drunken cutting firewood. They reattached hers, but she had 9 pins in her index finger, the middle finger screwed back on and the ring finger reattached. She can't use them very well, but did get them put back on.

Long story short....don't know anything about prosthetics.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 08:10 PM (Zz0t1)

390 mother lost a fight with a table saw while drunken cutting firewood.

So, you come to be a moron honestly.

*high elbow*

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 08:14 PM (vF+fs)

391 >>Off to pick up the Mexican. BBL
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay

Pick me up a fat one.

Posted by: Arnuld at April 04, 2020 08:16 PM (2cuLk)

392 ntemediate
1. Qg1+ <i>Rg5<i> or several other options all bad for Black
2. RxR+ QxR
3. QxQ+

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 04, 2020 08:19 PM (af5xa)

393 Feck'n ell what happened to my post.
Must have run it through the Joe Biden decrypt-er before posting...

That is my answer to the 'intermediate' chess puzzle.
1. Qg1+ Rg5 or several other options all bad for Black
2. RxR+ QxR
3. QxQ+

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 04, 2020 08:27 PM (af5xa)

394 That is my answer to the 'intermediate' chess puzzle.
1. Qg1+ Rg5 or several other options all bad for Black
2. RxR+ QxR
3. QxQ+

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at April 04, 2020 08:27 PM (af5xa)


Not sure why 1...Rg5 is mandatory. For example, 1...Kh7

I think you see the right idea. But how do you proceed after Kh7?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at April 04, 2020 09:18 PM (k3bqH)

395
Alex Salvi @alexsalvinews
26m
Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz writes a letter of support for fired ICIG Michael Atkinson:

Posted by: WuHAN SOLO at April 04, 2020 09:34 PM (XtDf1)

396 Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz writes a letter of support for fired ICIG Michael Atkinson:
Posted by: WuHAN SOLO at April 04, 2020 09:34 PM (XtDf1)

Hardly a shock, donks stick together. I wonder how big a deal it is that Birx husband Paige Reffe is a long time Clintonista. Even went to China with the man.

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 09:46 PM (ONvIw)

397 "343 Uh oh. Looks Like I've started a fish-pun thread. I am filled with remoras over having done such a thing.
Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at April 04, 2020 07:47 PM (j42ZK)"

Is your hovercraft full of eels?

Posted by: Introverted Elephocentric Hypochondriac at April 04, 2020 11:12 PM (Sq15r)

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

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(H/T Legally Sufficient)


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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Escape reality for the next couple of hours and enjoy the world of pets.


Leave current events out would you please? Thanks.

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A Little of This. A Little of That.

Pretty funny dog walking method. Love the moron pets thread every week. Thanks! (H/T MTF)


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Cute video of a bird dancing.(H/T Clyde Shelton)


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Breaking the rules. Funny turtle. H/T KT


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This afternoon's feel good story of the day.
(H/T Shibumi)


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Meet The PetMorons


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Here’s our pup adoptee Tilda now at 6 months.
She’s obstinate, selective hearing, restless and walking her is like dragging a 50lb bag of cement down the sidewalk. I will NEVER give this dog up! We love her.
Tilda at 6 months: Love Ace.mu.nu - P. Aaron

So, Tilda is a typical puppy? Congrats on your newest family member and good luck with raising her. Please keep us posted in the months to come.

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First is a bear from 2016 at Yellowtail Dam/Bighorn Lake in MT. Obviously not a pet, just like the photo if you want to use it. We were in a boat when the photo was taken and there is always a decent probability you can see a black bear back in the canyons along the shoreline.

Second is Chloe on a road trip to MT at a pitstop in Sheridan, WY. When the ex moved out we each got a pup. Probably for the best, she doesn’t like to share her toys. -Infrequent poster, lurker. MH-53J


So two animals that don't play well with others? Beautiful territory and really nice photos. Thanks for sharing today MH-53J


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This is Bennett at age 15 weeks. He is a Bernese Mountain Dog that recently became a member of our family. He is a handful now but we hope to train him (and us) to be a therapy dog. - No name provided.

Puppeh!!! Just too cute! Who would have thought a 15 week old puppy would be a handful? I had no idea J/K. Thank you for your submission today.


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I submitted a picture of Dallas a few months ago. This is her little cat sister Freckles. The ex-Mrs saw her in the road one rainy day as a kitten and pulled over to get her. Freckles ran under the car and when she tried to snatch her, she jammed her fingers into the red hot exhaust. She still somehow managed to grab Freckles despite a serious burn.

According to the vet, she had the worst ear mite problem they’d ever seen, but Freckles made a full recovery and here she is 10+ years later antagonizing the dog as she does on occasion. She’s still very slow to trust new people and although I rarely see her now, she still runs to greet me immediately when I do. Hopefully she has another 10+ years of laser pointers and randomly vomiting only on carpeted areas. - Shawn

Sorry to hear you don't get to see Freckles that often. Sounds like she hit life's jackpot when the ex found her. We hope she has lots of time left as well.


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Hello, Mis Hum.

I am a lurker and thus do not have a creative handle, so you can just call me “SnowChick” if you need something. 😉

This is my little buddy, Dexter (so named because he was born under my deck). He was totally feral. The car pic is Dexter and his mommy about a week before we caught him with an animal friendly trap. We quarantined him for a time in the guest bedroom. The radiator pic is the first day of his capture. The video is exactly 5 days after his capture. This was the result of daily handling, love, and t-r-e-a-t-s.

Dexter was a little scraggly when we caught him. He was cross-eyed and had a terrible case of worms, but with proper care and some love, he has turned out quite well. Dare I say, he’s the best cat ever! He’s a true member of the family. He can be upstairs and if mommy and daddy are having a conversation downstairs, he’ll come downstairs, sit so as to make a triangle out of the three of us, and announce himself with a peep or meow. Let the meeting begin.

Love this spoiled kitty, now 8 years young!!


Thanks for the story and photo of Dexter. A happy ending for this handsome guy. Can't tell he is loved, not one bit. Thanks SnowChick.

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Keeping the dog safe. This is Jagger. - Name withheld

No mask for the dog? C'mon Man! J/K. Fun photo. Thanks for sharing.


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This is Stumpy (left) and Leo (right). Stumpy is a foster fail. We were fostering Stumpy, who appears to be a mix between a Dachshund and a Chihuahua, for our local animal shelter. He had a very bad case of heart worms. So we fostered him through his treatments. Turns out he’s the most laid back and lovable little guy so we ended up adopting him. Our poor animal shelter is so inadequate based on the size of our county. The good people there do stellar work but they have so little to work with. So we try to help them by fostering. My wife was at the animal shelter to do the official adoption paperwork for Stumpy when someone shows up with 16 Chihuahuas. Leo is one of those 16. We’re fostering him until gets adopted. He’s a very scared little guy but really became best friends with Stumpy. Wherever Stumpy goes, Leo follows. Just a friendly reminder to folks to please help your local animal shelter by fostering if you are able. - Andrew

What a heartwarming story Andrew. Also a very valuable lesson for treating your dogs monthly for heart worm. Awful disease that is completely preventable. Thanks for sharing today.

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Greetings, Morons!
I'm mikesixes, and I mostly just lurk around here.

Here's a picture of our dogs rasslin' on the beach. The white one is
Thelma, the great pyrenees, and the black and tan is Dingo, a german
shepherd/border collie cross. We got Dingo as a pup in 2005, Thelma we
found on the side of the road in 2007 when she was about a year and a
half old. The 2 of them were bestest pals for 12 years, until Thelma
died suddenly last July 9. Dingo followed her about a month later, on
August 11. We miss them. We'll never get another pair like them.

Bummer, I hate a story with a sad ending. So sorry to hear of your pets passing. They certainly don't live long enough do they?


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The In-box is still plenty full. So please be patient while we get to your pets. Every pet will have its day in the AoS Pet Thread spot light.

Thanks to all who contributed pet stories and the interesting pet links.

May you and your pets be safe this next week. 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 04, 2020 03:00 PM (pPNCa)

2 Hah. Love the cartoon.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 03:02 PM (Dhht7)

3 Cat is ASSHOE!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 03:02 PM (NWiLs)

4 Nice Pets Y'all!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 03:05 PM (Z+IKu)

5 Cat is ASSHOE!

Makes me wish I had bought the cat face mask with fangs when I bought a mask on Etsy last night. I chose the ordinary smiling cat face so as not to startle the supermarket folks.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 03:05 PM (pPNCa)

6 Happy Caturday
Bet the pets who are usually home alone love this national time out

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 03:06 PM (ZCEU2)

7 The turtle breaking the rules is great.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 04, 2020 03:06 PM (aS1PU)

8 Pet passings are sad but as I say their better off for us and us for them.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 03:08 PM (ZCEU2)

9 PET THREAD!!

WeaselDog says howdy!

Posted by: Weasel at April 04, 2020 03:09 PM (tbLdV)

10 The turtle breaking the rules is great.

Agreed. This must be reptile week on the Pet Thread. Bluebird of Bitterness posted a 3-minute video about a ginger cat pursued by a tortoise who just doesn't understand social distancing:

https://tinyurl.com/wvugh8o

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 03:12 PM (pPNCa)

11
A swell lot o' thieves! Thanks again, MisHum, for bringing the Pet Thread. To be a Moron Pet is to reach the highest level of pet existence.

March was a very hard month for us. We lost Leo to neurological problems, Carmen to cancer and Max to heart failure. The Good Lord blessed us with their time on earth, then called them back. Their spirit, beauty and love - the things that made them such wonderful companions - are not lost but live in heaven forever.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 03:14 PM (7rVsF)

12 Is that how the tortoise beat the hare?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 04, 2020 03:15 PM (aKsyK)

13 March was a very hard month for us.

Prayers up for you from the kittehs as well as from me. Yes, they agree that Moron pets have reached the highest level of pet existence.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 03:16 PM (pPNCa)

14 I went to the vet today with a friend--lots of happy and well-loved, well-tended pets. Raining, but A Lovely Day.

Posted by: m at April 04, 2020 03:17 PM (UZ8BZ)

15 Mrs. Wrecks bought a ball that squeaks as it rolls. It's like crack for Charlie the poodle.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 03:19 PM (+y/Ru)

16 "but with proper care and some love"

"Some" love; more like worlds of love. Wow! Look at that Dexter!

Posted by: m at April 04, 2020 03:20 PM (UZ8BZ)

17 Is that how the tortoise beat the hare?

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He's like the Patriots of turtles.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 04, 2020 03:21 PM (+y/Ru)

18 *trots into room*

Rrrrr?

Posted by: Emmie's kitteh at April 04, 2020 03:21 PM (ouBhA)

19 I had a pet lime tree

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:21 PM (JFO2v)

20 Great looking group of moronimals.

Bennet could stand a trim around the ears.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 03:21 PM (Dhht7)

21
Some of you may be familiar with the comic strip 'Get Fuzzy'.

Grandaughter made me a mask with one fand...

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 03:24 PM (0wxLi)

22 Oh, sweet baby Berner. Lucky you.

Posted by: corn and beans at April 04, 2020 03:25 PM (tkNkP)

23
fang... damn.

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 03:25 PM (0wxLi)

24 (((HUGS))) Mikesixes. So sorry for your losses. What a fun pair; so glad they had you and each other for those 12 great years.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 03:26 PM (T9Hmo)

25 Thanks for the pet thread.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 04, 2020 03:28 PM (A5zUN)

26 Love getting to see dog pics; am a cat person and probably wouldn't be able to make a dog mind me! So I get to enjoy all these beauties here. Love little Bennett especially, and he would walk all over me I'm sure. Have lived with dogs at times in my life but there was always a true "alpha" present, my dad for one.

Posted by: skywch at April 04, 2020 03:29 PM (Y/Ps0)

27 (((HUGS))) Hadrian. Its extra tough when losses are squeezed into such a short period.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 03:30 PM (T9Hmo)

28 What a collection of misfits right there. Good stuff indeed. Bennett is looking at the phone/camera as if to say "you'd better hurry the hell up because this pose will self destruct in five....oh never mind.. beep".

LOL.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at April 04, 2020 03:31 PM (+ldAm)

29 Love little Bennett especially, and he would walk all over me I'm sure. Have lived with dogs at times in my life but there was always a true "alpha" present, my dad for one.
Posted by: skywch at April 04, 2020 03:29 PM (Y/Ps0)

Bennett will not be staying 'little' for very long, I would guess. According to wiki 100-160lbs for a male. Why the vast span of the range, I wonder? Different bloodlines?

You should not throw out the idea of having a dog. They are wonderful.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 04, 2020 03:31 PM (A5zUN)

30
Bennet is one handsome pup.

How big do Bernese Mnts get?

Gonna be a handful.

Posted by: ACB at April 04, 2020 03:33 PM (0wxLi)

31 Nice pets !

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:33 PM (zr5Kq)

32
question answered

Posted by: ACB at April 04, 2020 03:34 PM (PsKwF)

33 do you want to play a game

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:35 PM (JFO2v)

34 Speaking of dogs :


The Greyhound :

1.5 oz vodka
3 oz grapefruit juice

The Pomeranian:

1.5 oz pomegranate vodka
2 oz grapefruit juice
1 Tbsp honey

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:35 PM (zr5Kq)

35 Dottie, the 6-8 months puppy that found her way into our yard and quickly into our hearts is doing pretty well. She is a live wire, sometimes a bit of a terror but luckily we're in a neighborhood of 10 acre lots and the weather has been mostly nice so she can just be put outside to play in the puddles, with branches I've been pruning from the 25 or so trees and with Toby and the neighbors live wire 2-3 year old mini aussie who as always enjoyed coming over to play with Toby or him going over there.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 03:35 PM (T9Hmo)

36 34 Speaking of dogs :


The Greyhound :

1.5 oz vodka
3 oz grapefruit juice

The Pomeranian:

1.5 oz pomegranate vodka
2 oz grapefruit juice
1 Tbsp honey
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:35 PM (zr5Kq)

double vodka

no other shit

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:37 PM (JFO2v)

37 Quick & dirty turtle.

Quick & durtle.

https://youtu.be/o5tqYHVjDAo

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 03:37 PM (t+qrx)

38 35 Dottie,
our Dottie was a mostly ridgeback. So we got rats in outside storage.

7 ran out she killed 4. I got 3.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:38 PM (JFO2v)

39 The pet morons are just beautiful. It's so sad they have no one to love them!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 03:38 PM (TdMsT)

40 This is why wiki is so damn frustrating. In the more broad Sennenhund (Swiss dogs) article, they list the weight range for the BMD at 65-120.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 04, 2020 03:39 PM (A5zUN)

41 Bennett looks like he's about to tell me (in a soothing voice) how to paint the "happy little trees" behind him.

Posted by: Rihar at April 04, 2020 03:40 PM (+PABY)

42 Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 03:35 PM (T9Hmo)

What brand is Dottie? Have you been able to figure it out?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 04, 2020 03:41 PM (A5zUN)

43 So sorry for your losses, Hadrian. That is a lot to cope with all at once. I'm glad the members of your fur family had a loving home.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 03:41 PM (TdMsT)

44 Growing up, our cat (Chinchilla Persian, a very gorgeous kittuh) would come out of where ever she was and sit exactly in the middle of the room where we would be sitting so she'd be equal distance of my parents and me. Didn't want to leave any of us out from her glorious presence.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 04, 2020 03:43 PM (MVR7y)

45 double vodka

no other shit
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:37 PM (JFO2v)

well, yeah, it's just a baseline, adjust up if you like.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:43 PM (zr5Kq)

46 45 double vodka

no other shit
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:37 PM (JFO2v)

well, yeah, it's just a baseline, adjust up if you like.
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:43 PM (zr5Kq)

ps westerns sons better than titos 10 bucks less for a handle

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:44 PM (JFO2v)

47 The dancing bird has some serious moves.

Posted by: Tuna at April 04, 2020 03:45 PM (gLRfa)

48 34 Speaking of dogs :





The Greyhound :



1.5 oz vodka

3 oz grapefruit juice



The Pomeranian:



1.5 oz pomegranate vodka

2 oz grapefruit juice

1 Tbsp honey

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:35 PM (zr5Kq)



double vodka



no other shit

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:37 PM (JFO2v)

Colorado BulldogWhite Russian with a splash of coke.
not sure about the numbers here.
I would go 2 parts vodka1 part Kahlua1 part half and half. or cream.
the net will give you better figures I am sure.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 03:45 PM (hHxp2)

49 @Hadrian , sorry about loss of your dogs. Must be tough.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:46 PM (zr5Kq)

50 ps westerns sons better than titos 10 bucks less for a handle
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:44 PM (JFO2v)

what's it made of ?

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:47 PM (zr5Kq)

51 50 ps westerns sons better than titos 10 bucks less for a handle
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:44 PM (JFO2v)

what's it made of ?
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:47 PM (zr5Kq)

vodka

what u wearing?

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:49 PM (JFO2v)

52 The most talented cat in the world is an Aussie: Didga was adopted from a shelter and has a professional pet trainer as her human slave. Video shows Didga performing a variety of tricks, including swimming-- lots of dogs, a parrot, and a pig in the video too:

https://tinyurl.com/rdnf8zm

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 03:52 PM (pPNCa)

53 vodka



what u wearing?


Pardon me, is this the Drunk Sex thread?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 03:52 PM (59YkD)

54 Aetius. I haven't dug out the book of dog breeds. Dottie looks like a mini size pit bull. She looks a lot like the Little Rascals dog. I just looked him (Pete the wonder dog) up and he was an american pit bull terrior.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 03:52 PM (T9Hmo)

55 I thought Petey was an American Bulldog?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 03:54 PM (59YkD)

56 53 vodka



what u wearing?

Pardon me, is this the Drunk Sex thread?
Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 03:52 PM (59YkD)

what thread is not

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:55 PM (JFO2v)

57 Cat tank army vs. Hamster castle:

https://tinyurl.com/s79xpeb

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 03:56 PM (Dc2NZ)

58 The second Pete was an American Staffordshire Terrier

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:56 PM (JFO2v)

59 Bennet is gonna be so huge!!! Just look at those paws. He's a cutie for sure but I shudder to think about lawn clean up.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 04, 2020 04:00 PM (RfzVr)

60 Eris, some people have entirely too much time on their hands.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 04:01 PM (vF+fs)

61 Cat tank army vs. Hamster castle:

Is the cat named Patton or Guderian?

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 04:02 PM (pPNCa)

62 Hmm, faulty memory. I was thinking the Little Rascals dog was a bit smaller and had a more triangular head. I must be mixing him with another dog image.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 04:03 PM (T9Hmo)

63 Hadrian I am so sorry for Her Majesty and you losing so many of your sweet doggies so quickly. They will waiting for you.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 04, 2020 04:03 PM (RfzVr)

64 He needs a better chief of ordnance.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 04:04 PM (hHxp2)

65 54 Aetius. I haven't dug out the book of dog breeds. Dottie looks like a mini size pit bull. She looks a lot like the Little Rascals dog. I just looked him (Pete the wonder dog) up and he was an american pit bull terrior.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 03:52 PM (T9Hmo)

Huh. Lot of pit bull breeds out there. I was at my parents one night (outside smoking- don't tell them) and saw this lonely dog wandering down the street. It was around 3am. She was wagging her tail and was friendly as sin. Also emaciated to where you could count the ribs on her sides.

I am a soft touch so I went and got a bowl of my parents dog's food and put it outside for her. She scarfed it up in a couple minutes and just sat there, looking at me and wagging her tail.

Soft touch. It was a cold damp night, so I got her a blanket and led her into the back yard onto the porch. In the light, I think she was a pit bull mix. Red coat. Curled up on the blanket. I sat with her until dawn was breaking and I had to let my parent's know I had found a stray. I was in my 20's at this point, so it was an odd feeling.

Put up the flyers and set them out on the neighborhood signs. A family from the end of the street came and claimed her. Said they had just gotten her from a worthless uncle who neglected her. She went on her way. Never saw her again.

20 or so years later, I still remember that dog and how friendly she was. But reserved. Like she was still a dog, with all that entailed, but she was not sure about humans. I agree with her on that point.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 04, 2020 04:04 PM (A5zUN)

66 Bennet is one handsome pup.

How big do Bernese Mnts get?

Gonna be a handful.

Big. My best friends are on their second and both have been around 120 lbs.

But they have the personalities of Golden's, big, sweet and goofy.

They also have a fox terrier and they make quite a pair.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 04:06 PM (ZLI7S)

67 I am named after my dads cousin that road a cushman with his pit bull riding on the back.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 04:06 PM (JFO2v)

68 Having finished my most important tasks for the day I'm trying to take an afternoon nap.
The dog, however, insists on letting me know she loves me and values my attention and would like a tummy rub.
But then she grabs my scratching hand with all four paws.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 04, 2020 04:06 PM (Uu+Jp)

69 Dottie is closer to the RCA dog. An unknown terrier breed from England according to wikipedia.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 04:07 PM (T9Hmo)

70 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 03:14 PM (7rVsF)

That sucks so bad Hadrian.
Sorry to hear of this.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 04:08 PM (aA3+G)

71 He needs a better chief of ordnance.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 04:04
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Heh.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 04:10 PM (Dhht7)

72 vodka



what u wearing?

Pardon me, is this the Drunk Sex thread?
Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 03:52 PM (59YkD)

what thread is not
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:55 PM (JFO2v)

I'm wearing Rum, what else ?

Vodka : potato? rye? wheat ? saw dust ?

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 04:11 PM (zr5Kq)

73 Happy Pet Thread Day everyone.

What a great collection of heartstring pullers.

Thank You, Mis Hum

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 04:11 PM (Qhz2y)

74

How do you send weird dave ONT material? What is email?

also, where can we post a quick note about topic not to be named here

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 04, 2020 04:13 PM (8fB/R)

75 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 03:14 PM (7rVsF)

My condolences, Hadrian.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 04, 2020 04:13 PM (A5zUN)

76 Maybe just a quick Presser thread. Because happening soon.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 04, 2020 04:14 PM (8fB/R)

77 it's starting - PDT presser

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 04:15 PM (zr5Kq)

78 so, not gonna pollute the pet thread

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 04:15 PM (zr5Kq)

79 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 04, 2020 04:14 PM (8fB/R)
Our betters have started to arrive!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 04:16 PM (BiNEL)

80 Another thread would be nice not to clog up here
We cou ld go downstairs to Before Garden thread

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 04:16 PM (ZCEU2)

81 I'll just email CBC re: overnight thread.

I don't see a link anywhere.

thankies anyway

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 04, 2020 04:16 PM (8fB/R)

82 'ette if there is no special thread KT's thread before gardening stays semi-active until the open chess thread for folks that want to discuss current events.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 04:17 PM (T9Hmo)

83 Since the HQ includes high-toned literary morons as well as smart military types, here's an amphibian video about the annual frog-jumping contest in Calaveras County, CA, which was inspired by one of Mark Twain's stories:

https://tinyurl.com/thr7275

The humans who get the frogs to jump are called jockeys. The contest was first held in 1928.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 04:17 PM (pPNCa)

84 Good day today, Conor and I walked the hills with Daughter H and he met some house cats he hadn't seen before.
Social distancing did not work well with cats and Conor.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 04:18 PM (BiNEL)

85 Does anyone dream about their previous pets? Apparently, I must be because my wide tells me I wake her up sometimes at night talking to Sasha, one of our departed Yorkies. Her death was particularly hard on me and I've lost 14 dogs in my 29 years.

Posted by: Beartooth at April 04, 2020 04:18 PM (y0S2P)

86 "Social distancing did not work well with cats and Conor."

LOL. Thanks goodness the pets are still allowed to mix and mingle.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 04:20 PM (T9Hmo)

87 Does anyone dream about their previous pets? Apparently, I must be because my wide tells me I wake her up sometimes at night talking to Sasha, one of our departed Yorkies. Her death was particularly hard on me and I've lost 14 dogs in my 29 years.
Posted by: Beartooth at April 04, 2020 04:18 PM (y0S2P)


I do. It's always sad when I wake up. I miss my animals, but never got anymore because we travel too much now and it wasn't fair to them.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 04, 2020 04:21 PM (8fB/R)

88 Bless 'em all, every pet! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: acethepug at April 04, 2020 04:21 PM (qPKAe)

89 Does anyone dream about their previous pets?
Apparently, I must be because my wide tells me I wake her up sometimes
at night talking to Sasha, one of our departed Yorkies. Her death was
particularly hard on me and I've lost 14 dogs in my 29 years.


Posted by: Beartooth at April 04, 2020 04:18 PM

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I do. I dream about Samantha our mixed husky that got incurable cancer and we had to put her down on my birthday.

I don't do birthday's anymore and get pi$$ed when anyone tries to do something for me on my birthday.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 04, 2020 04:22 PM (JUOKG)

90 Love the turtle video! And Bennett looks like a Beatle with that hairdo. Adorable, as are all the pets.

Is that a cinnamon bear? We need Muad'dib to weigh in.

Posted by: bluebell at April 04, 2020 04:22 PM (/669Q)

91 Does anyone dream about their previous pets?

Yes, I still dream about the four cats who owned me but have passed-- though usually only one cat per dream. I miss them all.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 04:22 PM (pPNCa)

92 Hadrian, I would like to express my sorrow on what you and Her Majesty have had to endure recently with the loss of so many beautiful dogs. For what it is worth, I am positive that you did not slack off or fail those dogs in any conceivable way, although I also know that mere statements are still not proper solace for your situation.
Regards ~H

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 04:23 PM (BiNEL)

93 Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 04:11 PM (Qhz2y)

Ben Had-- anything new with the horses?

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 04:24 PM (pPNCa)

94 artisanal 'ette, Weirddave has posted before that his email is Weirddave at gmail.

Posted by: bluebell at April 04, 2020 04:25 PM (/669Q)

95 Posted by: Beartooth at April 04, 2020 04:18 PM

I have never dreamed of any of the dogs I have lost but loved.
But I have had many waking moments when I fully expected my Toby Dog to come around a corner and grin at me!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 04:26 PM (BiNEL)

96 So sorry for your loss Hadrian. Can't imagine how hard it must be on you and Her Majesty.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 04, 2020 04:27 PM (wiXsO)

97 Hadrian, my goodness, three dogs in one month. I'm so sorry. My condolences to you and Mrs. Hadrian.

Posted by: bluebell at April 04, 2020 04:27 PM (/669Q)

98 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 04:27 PM (Zz0t1)

99 Always and forever:

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 04:27 PM (Zz0t1)

100 Hi Basement Cat. Good news. The first foal of riding age by my stud was a money earner in her first show, so I'm burnishing my knuckles.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 04, 2020 04:28 PM (Qhz2y)

101 Yellowtail dam is a great secret. Kind of difficult to get but but fishing is great. Looks somewhat like lake Powell.

Posted by: Beartooth at April 04, 2020 04:30 PM (y0S2P)

102 Lucy is starting to acclimate to our new tiny space. She's quite the troublemaker.

Just poured a margarita. May as well day drink if i cant go to Mass.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 04:30 PM (U2p+3)

103 The turtle video and the bird dancing made me laugh. Thank you.

Dress that bird up with a rhinestone cape and some accessories, add Disco music -- viral video.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 04:31 PM (u82oZ)

104 At one time, in my small house, we had a dog, a cat, a beta fish and 2 guinea pigs.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 04:31 PM (Zz0t1)

105 @95 I have dreamed of passed pooches & expected them as well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 04:33 PM (aA3+G)

106 100

That is indeed good news! Hope you can send MisHum some pics of your foal.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 04:33 PM (pPNCa)

107 I just replaced the faucet in the kitchen sink.

I hate plumbing. The first faucet from Amazon leaked like a SIEVE up in the neck somewhere. Back in the box and back to Amazon.

Trip to Lowe's and $200 later, got a new faucet that doesn't appear to be leaking.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 04:33 PM (Zz0t1)

108 Let's try this again.

Yellowtail dam is great place to fish and is sort of a secret because it is difficult to get to.

Posted by: Beartooth at April 04, 2020 04:33 PM (y0S2P)

109 if i cant go to Mass.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 04:30 PM (U2p+3

No mass online?
I can send you out Lutheran sermon on YouTube

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 04:34 PM (aA3+G)

110 Lucy is starting to acclimate to our new tiny space. She's quite the troublemaker.

A cat tree is your friend if Lucy needs something to climb on/sharpen her claws/spy on the neighbors.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 04:36 PM (pPNCa)

111 102 Lucy is starting to acclimate to our new tiny space. She's quite the troublemaker.

Just poured a margarita. May as well day drink if i cant go to Mass.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 04:30 PM (U2p+3)

I think sirius has mass from st patrick's

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 04:37 PM (JFO2v)

112 109 if i cant go to Mass.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 04:30 PM (U2p+3

No mass online?
I can send you out Lutheran sermon on YouTube
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 04:34 PM (aA3+G)

I got a hammer and can nail the 95 thesis to your door address please

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 04:38 PM (JFO2v)

113 Basement cat, she has a cat tree. And she uses it.
MisHum, I can get Palm Sunday Mass online. It just makes me sad that i cant actually GO and worship with my fellow parishoners. Thank you for your sweet offer.

I cant imagine how happy all the doggies are with everyone being home so much more.

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 04:41 PM (U2p+3)

114 107 I just replaced the faucet in the kitchen sink.

I hate plumbing. The first faucet from Amazon leaked like a SIEVE up in the neck somewhere. Back in the box and back to Amazon.

Trip to Lowe's and $200 later, got a new faucet that doesn't appear to be leaking.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 04:33 PM (Zz0t1)


Just don't fall for the life time guarantee

the industry considers a "life time guarantee" to be 10 years

new boss, same as the old boss

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 04:42 PM (rpxSz)

115 I stepped out a few minutes ago to see if the doggies were ready to come in. They did and Dottie is sleeping. Toby is resting, enjoying the peace.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 04:44 PM (T9Hmo)

116 Basement cat, she has a cat tree. And she uses it.

My two kittehs love their cat trees-- I have one in the kitchen and one in the back bedroom. They have cat toys attached to the ledges so that the cats can get a workout if they want as well as snooze when it's sunny.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 04:45 PM (pPNCa)

117 I cant imagine how happy all the doggies are with everyone being home so much more.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 04:41 PM (U2p+3)

My old lady cats have been loving it, especially since I am a sucker and give them treats way too often.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 04, 2020 04:46 PM (x8Wzq)

118 Lots of doggie walks going on

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 04:48 PM (aA3+G)

119 I gotta' send a pic in here soon. Got two shelter dogs and a shelter cat. All good souls.

Ain't much better than a dog or cat well treated.

Posted by: I Am No One at April 04, 2020 04:48 PM (mntuw)

120 I cant imagine how happy all the doggies are with everyone being home so much more.
Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 04:41 PM (U2p+3)

My old lady cats have been loving it, especially since I am a sucker and give them treats way too often.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Flying Kites at Night at April 04, 2020 04:46 PM (x8Wzq)


I think my cats will be glad to see a little less of the gibbering monkey that chases them around the house yelling "YER AN 'ORRIBLE BEAST". It was fun, but they're giving me the impression that I'm keeping them from Important Cat Business.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 04:49 PM (t+qrx)

121 I had a beagle huskie names Mr Tip. Unbelievable squirrel dog. Gave him to my Papaw but lil sis cried so much we had to go get him and bring him back.

glad I did as they are both gone now!

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 04:50 PM (JFO2v)

122 Great pics, as usual.

The Great Pyr playing brings back memories.

Ours used to play with our other Pyr mix. Sadly, they only had a year before we had to put down our purebred Pyr.

Our Pyr mix really missed his buddy for a while.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 04, 2020 04:51 PM (WEBkv)

123 No mass online?
I can send you out Lutheran sermon on YouTube
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 04:34 PM (aA3+G)



Do you have anything in a nice Zoraoastrian, perchance? They're hard to find and Ahura Mazda is a jealous deity.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 04:51 PM (XVuno)

124 No mass online?
I can send you out Lutheran sermon on YouTube
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 04:34 PM (aA3+G)
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Does it include Lime Jello?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 04, 2020 04:52 PM (WEBkv)

125 It was fun, but they're giving me the impression that I'm keeping them from Important Cat Business.

I've worked from home for years, so my cats are used to having their slave around when they want something. And they've long since figured out where all the good hideouts are when they have Important Cat Business (like napping) to conduct.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 04:53 PM (pPNCa)

126 124 No mass online?
I can send you out Lutheran sermon on YouTube
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 04:34 PM (aA3+G)
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Does it include Lime Jello?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 04, 2020 04:52 PM (WEBkv)

Methodist need a covered dish to get to Heaven.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 04:55 PM (JFO2v)

127 tff huskie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i82528KGDdo

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 04:57 PM (JFO2v)

128 Moby Grape. Some dude killin' it on trumpet.

Posted by: klaftern at April 04, 2020 05:03 PM (RuIsu)

129 Italy numbers are dropping because nearly everyone's dead.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 05:07 PM (XVuno)

130 I wasn't able to get back to the Coffee thread this morning -- had to go to Petco for some feline sand, then over to Dollar Tree. Good batch of PetMorons today. I need to dig up more recent pics of my thugs.

Mrs. Peel, glad to hear you had no fracture. I was able to exercise with mine, but only at the little gym at my apartment complex -- weights and sit-ups, that sort of thing. Fortunately I was already in good shape before it happened, so working with the crutches did not give me sore arm and chest muscles.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 04, 2020 05:07 PM (rpbg1)

131 Oops. Wrong tab. Sorry.

*slinks off*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 05:07 PM (XVuno)

132 I looked up our cat Dexter and he's very close to a pure-bred Russian Blue. Same dark gray skin, same silvery fur, same greenish eyes, very loving personality but very relaxed, loves to cuddle but doesn't freak out when you are gone for a while

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 04, 2020 05:07 PM (KZzsI)

133 Next door neighbor and lady behind us with the 3 pit bulls got into yesterday. Haven't talked to next door neighbor yet but it looked like it got very heated. Stay tuned...

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 05:10 PM (dUJdY)

134 I have to say I don't *remember* dreaming about previous animal buddies. Maybe I do; I just don't remember it, and I often remember dreams.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 04, 2020 05:10 PM (rpbg1)

135 Looks like everyone's still here

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:12 PM (NWiLs)

136 Q. Does there exist a type of person who thinks, "You know, I deeply appreciated the surreal uncanny valley nightmare documentary 'Cats', but you know what would make it better? If each and every terrifying vaguely-catlike homunculus in the film had a realistic computer-generated butthole too. It would really help me with the suspension of disbelief if I could see the buttholes, on the cats. People. Catpeople. This is a wholly normal thing to ask for and instead of hiding this shameful desire, I will announce to the world that I would like to see Cats: Now With Cat Buttholes On The Cats' Butts"?

A. Yes.

https://tinyurl.com/thjvm7y

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 05:13 PM (t+qrx)

137 https://tinyurl.com/vl9afbt

Happy hide and seek playing dog. Short video to click on.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 04, 2020 05:14 PM (WI7YS)

138 136 hogmartin

Not clicking on that link. Just saying.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 05:14 PM (u82oZ)

139 Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 05:10 PM (dUJdY)

Glad to see Jewells here, as I thought of her last night when I ordered my cat mask from Etsy. FWIW, morons who don't need a professional medical mask but feel they need something to cover nose and mouth can find dog- and cat-themed masks on Etsy. Even a couple horse-themed items for Ben Had. You can filter on the search bar for estimated delivery time as well as design. Some will ship in as little as 2 days, which makes a difference if you live around nosey parkers who like to report their neighbors for every little thing.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 05:16 PM (pPNCa)

140 Not clicking on that link. Just saying.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 05:14 PM (u82oZ)


It goes to NYPost. No pictures of cat buttholes, but it has stills from the movie, so discretion is advised.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 05:17 PM (t+qrx)

141 hogmartin

stills from the movie!

**Shudder**

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 05:18 PM (u82oZ)

142 I was going to open my work email, you know, just to weed out the unnecessary stuff . . . but then I closed the tab. Score it. Just as I did when I went into the office, I'll deal with that on Monday.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 04, 2020 05:18 PM (rpbg1)

143 With dogs who don't want to walk or insist on being dragged, the solution is simple. Not easy, mind you, but simple.

Put just enough of a constant forward tug on the leash until the dog moves a little on its own. Slacken the leash immediately.

Keep this up -(could be five minutes, twenty minutes or an hour)- until the dog understands what you want. The forward tugging is released when the dog obeys what you are asking of it.

Do Not drag the dog or let-up on the pressure until the dog moves on its own.

Simple, not easy. This may take more time than you thought but patience pays-off.

The same methodology can be used for stairs. It is nice to have a partner in this instance because the dog could use a little push from the backside as an aid. If the dog immediately sits when you touch its rear-end, abandon the "backside nudge".

It is also useful for fearful dogs if they avoid certain areas or objects in controlled environments. (Not on the sidewalk with people, dogs and cars being the objects of fear.)

That is a similar but different methodology, altogether.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 05:19 PM (Ckg4U)

144 Lime jello optional

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 05:19 PM (aA3+G)

145 if you live around nosey parkers who like to report their neighbors for every little thing.

That would be my sister in law. Lord help me I just want to punch her!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 05:20 PM (dUJdY)

146 Jewells45

As the lead Etsy entrepreneur here, can you take requests for Smart Military Blog fabric masks?

I looked at 1900+ face masks on Etsy. Not many stylish, manly masks are even available.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 05:20 PM (u82oZ)

147 Nobody likes a narc. Except the Stasi.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:20 PM (NWiLs)

148 oops sorry.. I went off topic. I want to punch her with my cat. I don't own a cat.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 05:21 PM (dUJdY)

149 Not clicking on that link. Just saying.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 05:14 PM (u82oZ)

It goes to NYPost. No pictures of cat buttholes, but it has stills from the movie, so discretion is advised.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020


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Only two pics from the movie, and Francesca Hayward makes a nice orange tabby. No Taylor Swifties, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 04, 2020 05:21 PM (rpbg1)

150 oops sorry.. I went off topic. I want to punch her with my cat. I don't own a cat.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 05:21 PM (dUJdY)


*fidgets awkwardly*

*holds out cat*

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 05:21 PM (t+qrx)

151 "Cats" meets "Hair"

Posted by: klaftern at April 04, 2020 05:22 PM (RuIsu)

152 NaCly I posted a pic of some fabric last night but no one seemed interested. want me to post it again?

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 05:22 PM (dUJdY)

153 Basement Ca

Can you imagine the US police, especially rural police, getting complaints from nosy parkers? I expect much eye rolling.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 05:22 PM (u82oZ)

154 Score it. Just as I did when I went into the office, I'll deal with that on Monday.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 04, 2020


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The dreaded auto-pickle got me. I wrote "Scroo it."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 04, 2020 05:22 PM (rpbg1)

155 I've heard of throwing pussy at someone, but this is ridiculous!

*waggles cigar*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:22 PM (NWiLs)

156 Also... for the "fearful areas and objects", you'll have to get the dog to sit and remain seated until it no longer is panting or showing any signs of distress.

Lying-down in a calm manner would be the goal in that instance.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 05:23 PM (Ckg4U)

157 I will announce to the world that I would like to see Cats: Now With Cat Buttholes On The Cats' Butts

You want cats with buttholes? Here's a video (animation) of cats doing the can can. Buttholes appear at 0.43 and again later. Entire vid is little more than a minute long.

https://tinyurl.com/tkqku89

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 05:23 PM (pPNCa)

158 I'll do it on the next thread though.. again.. I want to keep Mis Hum happy.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 05:23 PM (dUJdY)

159 Havent heard of any narc ing on your neighblrs here in Seattle. People are out and about on the beach and in the open spaces. Lots of happy doggehs

Posted by: nurse ratched at April 04, 2020 05:23 PM (U2p+3)

160 Lying-down in a calm manner would be the goal in that instance.
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 05:23 PM (Ckg4U)

While I'm doing that, who's going to watch the dog?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:23 PM (NWiLs)

161 Of course I'd like a repost, dear Jewells45.

But I looked. The only thing acceptable for her was plain, and maybe a sunflower mask, for Kansas.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 05:24 PM (u82oZ)

162 oops sorry.. I went off topic. I want to punch her with my cat. I don't own a cat.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 05:21 PM


I'd loan you my cat - but he's an unbelievably tiny shit. However, if we sneak him into her house - he'll take little bites out of all her bread.

Posted by: I Am No One at April 04, 2020 05:24 PM (mntuw)

163 Oh hogmartin.. I wouldn't hurt a kitty or any living animal. I hit her with my stuffed kitty.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 05:24 PM (dUJdY)

164 When I was a kid, back in the '50's, my dad took our dog to the vet, heartworms was the problem. The vet told my dad to give the dog a can of sardines 1/month to prevent. My dad followed his advice and I have as well over the years and have never had a dog with heartworm problems. And yes, they love sardines!

Posted by: Robert17 at April 04, 2020 05:24 PM (fEXgH)

165 Huh. Now that's interesting.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:24 PM (NWiLs)

166 "While I'm doing that, who's going to watch the dog?"
-Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:23 PM (NWiLs)

Usually good neighbors or close acquaintances would be happy to help. This way, you get your nap without dreaming of cats running hellfire through your house.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 05:25 PM (Ckg4U)

167 Usually good neighbors or close acquaintances would be happy to help. This way, you get your nap without dreaming of cats running hellfire through your house.
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 05:25 PM (Ckg4U)

Heh. How are you today, Slap?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:26 PM (NWiLs)

168 Oh, right.

I apologize, Misanthropic Humanitarian, for going off topic.

OK. I'm over it.

I'll have to look later. Doing some online stuff with one friend and his peeps tonight.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 05:26 PM (u82oZ)

169 NaCly.. I'll send you an email.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (dUJdY)

170 "Heh. How are you today, Slap?"
-Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:26 PM (NWiLs)

I've felt very well for the better part of this week, so I'm accomplishing things and getting a little computer fun-time in.

My Brother is here, so I am "at-ease" today and that feels pretty, pretty sweet!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (Ckg4U)

171 Thanks!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (u82oZ)

172 I've felt very well for the better part of this week, so I'm accomplishing things and getting a little computer fun-time in.

My Brother is here, so I am "at-ease" today and that feels pretty, pretty sweet!
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 05:27 PM (Ckg4U)

Most excellent. I am very glad to hear it!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:28 PM (NWiLs)

173 153

I live in a blue city and I've seen peeps complain on NextDoor about neighbors who are virus vigilantes, even about harmless things like dog walking. And yeah, I expect rural folks are a lot more relaxed.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 04, 2020 05:31 PM (pPNCa)

174 INSOM!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:32 PM (Zz0t1)

175 Chess thread up

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 05:33 PM (t+qrx)

176 *sniffs underarms*

Oh... I see that the Chess Thread is *Nood*. ...thought it was me for a second.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 05:34 PM (Ckg4U)

177 Wife was on the town Facebook page the other day. Dude put a post how he wanted to get a trend were people didn't mow their lawns during weekdays because he had conference calls while working from home

We were happy to see he got dragged in the entire thread.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at April 04, 2020 05:34 PM (Zz0t1)

178 SPONGE!!!

Looks like the rank and file headed over to the chess thread...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 05:35 PM (NWiLs)

179 To whom and how does one send pictures of their pets (dog) for possible inclusion into the pet thread? Is their a email address to send to? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Posted by: Melskia at April 04, 2020 06:56 PM (bD2nl)

180 179 To whom and how does one send pictures of their pets (dog) for possible inclusion into the pet thread? Is their a email address to send to? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
Posted by: Melskia at April 04, 2020 06:56 PM (bD2nl)

petmorons at gmail dot com

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 04, 2020 07:01 PM (aA3+G)

181 >>>[59] Bennet is gonna be so huge!!! Just look at those paws. He's a cutie for sure but I shudder to think about lawn clean up.

You could ask Santa for a BEETL dog poop robot.

Posted by: Kathy at April 04, 2020 07:54 PM (qv3wo)

Saturday Gardening and Puttering Thread 4/7/20 [KT]

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Hey! It's spring! The gardeners are starting to venture out, or to think about some indoor gardening. Speaking of which the irrepressible Chef CBD thought that now might be a good time to discuss herbs, a subject we will broach below.

We're not going to get to everything in our files today, (had some interruptions this morning, too) but we can get started. You may find a couple of items added a little later.

The photos above and below are from Neal in Israel:

I've been reading and enjoying the gardening thread from some time now, and have decided to make the plunge and submit a few photos from my garden, which I think may be of interest to other gardeners.

I live in a small town/overgrown village in Israel called Bat Hefer (appears on Google Maps) since 2016. I'm retired and have time I can devote to the garden.

Attached are photos of this year's late winter wave of flowers on a 7-8 meter stretch of Osteospermum/African Daisies (gramit in in our front yard). They are perennials and do a lot of self-seeding. They take the summer hard, and then revive in fall-winter. The flowering goes on for a good number of weeks until the hot weather returns.

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The situation here in Israel is similar to that in many other countries - strangling our economy in an attempt to protect our health. Fortunately, our corona numbers seem to be somewhat under control, and so perhaps we will be able to start a process of return to regular economic activity before the damage is too deep.

My wife and I have been at home, unable to meet our children and grandchildren since returning from a brief tour in Romania on 6 March, and it's starting to get to us.

In the garden, recent developments include blossoming of our citrus trees - a clementine, a lime, and an miniature lemon. I can see the beginnings of the fruit we'll be picking in the coming winter.

Quite a bit of variety in these photos, considering that they are all of citrus blossoms. Two clementines and two lime photos.

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The Edible Garden

From CBD:

May I suggest a section in your gardening thread for people like me? People who can't garden worth a damn but still want fresh herbs?

My house faces north, and the south side is almost completely shaded by very tall trees, so I don't have full sun anywhere for very long...

But I still can grow thyme and rosemary in a pot, although I use so much that I actually killed the thyme plant at the end of the summer!

I have found that sage tends to up and die unexpectedly, too. Any experiences to share with CBD and others? Maybe we can put something together for next week. What are your experiences with growing herbs indoors?

For those with limited patience, how about starting with some Micro Herbs? No fancy set-ups required, harvest in just a few weeks. The kids can help. Directions for growing at the link.


  • Basil - Green & Purple basil make a super tasty micro herb. You can also use unique basil types like cinnamon basil, licorice basil or lemon.
  • Chervil - Frilly leaves offering a mild sweet anise flavor.
  • Dill - Feathery leaves, mild dill flavor.
  • Cilantro - cilantro flavor with frilly leaves.
  • Sorrel - Bright lemon flavor, certain varieties have a pretty red vein. This is a bitter green when fully grown but much better as a micro.
  • Fennel - anise flavor, pretty frilly leaves.
  • Cress - a superfood & powerhouse for nutrition
  • Celery - Mild celery flavor. This was the first microgreen I grew as a herb for flavor.
  • Nasturtiums - I knew nasturtiums were an edible flower so I was delighted to find out you can grow them as micro greens from Urban Greens Sydney Slight peppery flavor.
  • Shiso - tasting like a mix of spearmint, anise, basil, cumin & cinnamon, this is a herb that's gaining in popularity for its unique & complex flavor.

You can get seeds from several vendors, including Johnny's. After April 14. In the meantime, easy ones for beginners. Buy seed locally or from non-commercial seed houses.

easymicro.jpg

Gordon sent in a mystery photo:

Any idea what this is?

I think it might be something edible.

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Puttering

From Sears, how to clean the inside of your oven door. Thinking of CBD again here.

Gardens of The Horde

Our outdoor carnivorous plant specialist, Tony Litwin, has sent in some spring photos. Here are a couple of his shorter plants. More later:

Dionea miscipula

Dionea Muscipula c.jpg

Drosera burmanni:

Drosera Burmanni.jpg

I really like the look of those little Sundews.

Dr_No sends us a "Cyber Peony":

It's Peony Time Again and this is one of the blooms on the property now. With the coronavirus sapping so much of the usual serving of Daily Joy(TM) from our lives, it's good to see there's still some natural beauty left if we just look for it. Enjoy, and be safe.

CyberPeony.jpg


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1 Hola!

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 01:16 PM (zr5Kq)

2 I can't smell the flowers with this mask on !!!!

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 01:16 PM (zr5Kq)

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 - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

4 Cursed is the ground because of you




huh ??? I am a blessing !!

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 01:18 PM (zr5Kq)

5 4 Cursed is the ground because of you




huh ??? I am a blessing !!
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 01:18 PM (zr5Kq)

You aren't fooling anyone.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 01:19 PM (NWiLs)

6 That's a very beautiful border (Neal's pic). I am also impressed how widely read this blog is.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 01:20 PM (zr5Kq)

7 My chive seeds are finally up!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2020 01:20 PM (ejd/p)

8 Whoo hoo been waiting
Started bean seeds but bigger success is I really think onions rescued from compost are growing, also a celery.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 01:20 PM (ZCEU2)

9

The reason Israel has "it' under control is because the country took some draconian social distancing measures.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 01:22 PM (zr5Kq)

10 Also been cutting up tree trunks down couple years ago, have it into 7 pieces that are big but at least can be moved to back.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 01:22 PM (ZCEU2)

11 In the garden, recent developments include blossoming of our citrus trees - a clementine, a lime, and an miniature lemon.

I've always wanted to try citrus trees, although they'd have to be moved indoors for a significant part of the year. What I really need is a live-in greenhouse.

Posted by: pep at April 04, 2020 01:23 PM (T6t7i)

12 Those photos are lovely! Thanks so much.

My kitchen is just around the corner from the front door. I just installed a small culinary herb garden on either side of the sidewalk in front of the porch. I'll be adding some mint in containers, as well.

They won't thrive- too much shade- but they'll provide enough for a sprig of something. The bigger garden in back is for harvesting and drying.

Posted by: Sal at April 04, 2020 01:23 PM (bo8pf)

13 And re the Chinese restaurant in the sidebar, somehow I knew that would be the Kowloon before I even clicked. Good conservative family, the Wongs.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 04, 2020 01:23 PM (ejd/p)

14 That mysterious picture looks like the top of my cilantro when it starts to bolt. Has he tried breaking off a piece and smelling it? That's what I'd when I can't figure out what it was I planted in the garden.
We have our first hummingbirds in time for our upper 40 degree cold rainy day. I did put out a feeder for them. Will put out a second in a while.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 01:24 PM (UUBmN)

15 I see herbs for sale in grocery store, in fact usually get my basil from there.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 01:24 PM (ZCEU2)

16 Spent about 300 hundred bucks yesterday to build the ultimate bird deterrent system for my berries. The shopping experience at the hardware store was "interesting".

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 04, 2020 01:24 PM (2ygtH)

17 As regards fresh herbs, I am for. I bought a pot of basil and had fresh basil for a bit. It was great. I may do more of it - parsley, sage, rosemary. Maybe thyme.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

18 Spent about 300 hundred bucks yesterday to build the ultimate bird deterrent system for my berries.

Remington or Mossberg?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 01:27 PM (NWiLs)

19 16
Spent about 300 hundred bucks yesterday to build the ultimate bird
deterrent system for my berries. The shopping experience at the hardware
store was "interesting".


Posted by: Some rat in the swamp


And no, it's not 100 cats on leashes.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at April 04, 2020 01:27 PM (2ygtH)

20 Wait... people clean their oven?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 01:28 PM (r+sAi)

21 Wait... people clean their oven?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 01:28 PM (r+sAi)


they can. not a requirement.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 01:29 PM (zr5Kq)

22 Unseasonably cold (low 40s) and raining so no outdoor gardening today in this part of central Texas.

My small experience with mesh pest guard cover is successful so far. Peppers, tomato, Italian parsley, chervil, and cliantro have survived outside so far. Lettuce seedlings will move to there spot once it warms up and dries out a little.

On the wildflower front, bluebonnets are past peak here but DYC season is just starting. Lots of rain this spring, so a pretty good year for wildflowers.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 04, 2020 01:31 PM (fTtFy)

23 Wait... people clean their oven?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 04, 2020 01:28 PM (r+sAi)


they can. not a requirement.
Posted by: runner
---
Where do people practice this *witchcraft* at???

Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 01:32 PM (UUBmN)

24 Art,
Are you see the first hummingbirds too? Yesterday was the first day I've seen them.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 01:33 PM (UUBmN)

25 Almost all my flower seeds have sprouted, and in a couple weeks I will be able to pot them up. Mid-May is when we can safely (well, Michigan, so...) plant flowers.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 01:34 PM (Dc2NZ)

26 22 Unseasonably cold (low 40s) and raining so no outdoor gardening today in this part of central Texas.

Same here. Which is good in a way, b/c I think I'm wearing the garden out, messing with it while staying home.

We've still got bluebonnets- nothing else really out yet.

Posted by: Sal at April 04, 2020 01:38 PM (bo8pf)

27 We've had hummingbirds for at least the last week. I just put fresh nectar out and there's a regular stream of birds now.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 04, 2020 01:43 PM (fTtFy)

28 NE OK home report

Somehow, the strawberries we had in a pot on the front porch last year escaped - and now they are coming up in the dirt in front of the porch.

The one peach tree is blossoming, the other not so much.

Wild garlic coming up everywhere. Mowing the lawn is like smelling a pizza cooking.

I don't think both blueberry shrubs made it through the winter.

And the rain - oh, my, so much rain, saturation levels. This is going to be such a glorious Spring and Summer.

Cold now, but warming up and not going freezy again, I'd bet. Time to get some gardening done. Well, soon.

Posted by: mindful webworker
webworks for sale, pay as you go
at April 04, 2020 01:45 PM (AoLFQ)

29 Just potted up some Begonias, Impatiens and a couple of Lavender plants. Got a couple of packets of wild flowers for the big deck planters. Haven't sowed them yet.

Too busy getting my wife's new sewing nook ready, ie. painting, tile floor and hanging a couple of cabinets. Just waiting for the paint to dry.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 04, 2020 01:46 PM (R5lpX)

30 17 As regards fresh herbs, I am for. I bought a pot of basil and had fresh basil for a bit. It was great. I may do more of it - parsley, sage, rosemary. Maybe thyme.
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

Start with perennials (sage and thyme) and grow them in pots. Thyme gets out of control. Throw in a few more annuals.

IIRC, squirrels dug the crap out of the cilantro.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 04, 2020 01:51 PM (KnJdm)

31 Hiya

Posted by: JT at April 04, 2020 01:51 PM (arJlL)

32 Hiya Mr. Sunshine !

Posted by: JT at April 04, 2020 01:51 PM (arJlL)

33 Here's other perennial herbs.

https://dengarden.com/gardening/Perennial-Herb-Gardens

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 04, 2020 01:53 PM (KnJdm)

34 I planted wild strawberries against the south foundation as a ground cover and they have run wild there. The sad thing is that they bloom but do not put out any fruit.

I am going to have to dig some more in the woods to see if more variety will give me wild fruit.

Only thing I have planted to date is potatoes, the soil has been too cold and wet to get anything sprouting. Even the garlic I planted last Winter has stalled and isn't doing much.

I hope actual warm weather is coming. That would make me feel better.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 04, 2020 01:55 PM (rb4zU)

35
essential herbs...

rosemary (i got a few variations)
mint
flatleaf parsley
greek oregano
french thyme
chives
garlic chives
french sorrel
dill and cilantro (cold months)
thai and sweet basil (warm months)
mex oregano
marjoram
lemon grass

they all requires some attention but well worth it.

beyond warm and cold months every herb will do mostly well year round.

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 01:56 PM (NRNaM)

36 Neal
Thanks for joining in. Good story. Great photos.

Le Garde Vieux

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at April 04, 2020 01:56 PM (ms2Wv)

37 Seeing double?

Posted by: FrodoB at April 04, 2020 01:59 PM (dQF3z)

38 The big four in my kitchen are Thyme, Rosemary, Basil, Oregano.

Thyme is pretty easy, as is Rosemary, but Basil seems to flower so quickly, and I have never grown Oregano!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 04, 2020 01:59 PM (dLLD6)

39 Aaanndd-cleaned up.

Posted by: FrodoB at April 04, 2020 01:59 PM (dQF3z)

40 As I've been walking around town I see a lot of loquat trees around. Anyone have experience with them in the south east? My wife wants me to plant one now. Well not right now but in the future.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 04, 2020 02:00 PM (l6b3d)

41 Gordon sent in a mystery photo:
Any idea what this is?
I think it might be something edible.

It kinda looks like rosemary.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at April 04, 2020 02:01 PM (P1GvV)

42 That's what I'm thinking, Jake.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 02:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

43 Neal's border of shades of purple daisies is so pretty. And Tony's carnivorous pale green plant that appears to be covered in icicles is so interesting and unusual. Thanks to KT for bringing it.

Posted by: AlmostYuman at April 04, 2020 02:04 PM (NOjzw)

44 I have a loquat tree. They are easy and evergreen. Of course I like the fruit too. Most just use it as a decorative tree. It will attract birds and squirrels when the fruit is ripe.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 02:04 PM (UUBmN)

45 Is Gordon's mystery plant a Cosmos?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 04, 2020 02:05 PM (rb4zU)

46 32 Hiya Mr. Sunshine !
Posted by: JT at April 04, 2020 01:51 PM (arJlL)

Howdy JT!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 02:05 PM (NWiLs)

47 Taking a road trip up outside of Augusta, ME

lost one of Profusion crab apples that line my drive this winter

this nursery has got a couple 3 inch caliper trees

the ball will weigh 500-600 pounds

luckily, I got a flat bed

let me know if you want me to pick anything up

and if you would like to come over for the unloading

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 02:06 PM (rpxSz)

48 Might be a cilantro but also could be a curry plant type sprout

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:07 PM (+1vt5)

49 >>> 44 I have a loquat tree. They are easy and evergreen. Of course I like the fruit too. Most just use it as a decorative tree. It will attract birds and squirrels when the fruit is ripe.
Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 02:04 PM


They look real nice in the spring with the yellow fruit. I'm thinking two would look nice in our front yard. Do they grow fast? Up or out?

Posted by: banana Dream at April 04, 2020 02:07 PM (l6b3d)

50 Hey! It's spring! The gardeners are starting to venture out

FREEZE!

Posted by: Nextdoor at April 04, 2020 02:10 PM (59YkD)

51 Loquats...Kumquats...
I have never figured them out.

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:11 PM (+1vt5)

52 Loquat is fair fast growing but will only get so big. It grows more out then up imo. You can train them and they tolerate heavy pruning if your inclined to have a nicely shaped one.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 02:12 PM (UUBmN)

53 Also, you can grow a beautiful loquat from the seeds but it will never flower and fruit if you don't care about getting fruit. Plus it's free.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 02:14 PM (UUBmN)

54 52 Loquat is fair fast growing but will only get so big. It grows more out then up imo. You can train them and they tolerate heavy pruning if your inclined to have a nicely shaped one. Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 02:12 PM

Oh, thank you for the info. I think I'll be adding one or two this year.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 04, 2020 02:17 PM (l6b3d)

55 Kumquat is a citrus loquat is not. I also have several citrus trees. The only one in ground is my Meyer lemon. I have a Calamondin orange, Satsuma orange, Kumquat, Persian lime, and Australia finger lime in pots. I need to get another Keffir lime.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 02:18 PM (UUBmN)

56 All Hail Eris,

Did you get a goth garden gnome?
These are neat too, but being made of fabric you'd want to put little raincoats on them.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TatteredRags

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at April 04, 2020 02:20 PM (P1GvV)

57 Love the walkway in the top photo. And I think it is interesting that there are different numbers of petals on some of the citrus blossoms.

Posted by: KT at April 04, 2020 02:21 PM (BVQ+1)

58 41 Gordon sent in a mystery photo:
Any idea what this is?
I think it might be something edible.

It kinda looks like rosemary.
Posted by: Jake Holenhead at April 04, 2020 02:01 PM (P1GvV)

Do you know where it goes?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 02:22 PM (NWiLs)

59 Runner: need to apologize to you for being a cranky old fart a couple nights ago. Not my normal style.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...covid survivor at April 04, 2020 02:23 PM (NXJEt)

60 putter putter for the fun of it

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:23 PM (JFO2v)

61 Mindful webworker,
It is unusual for strawberries that reproduce by runners to escape from pots.

Are they alpine types?

Posted by: KT at April 04, 2020 02:24 PM (BVQ+1)

62 I have all these citrus tree for years and I never really paid attention to how many petals are on the different flowers. Citrus trees will also bloom periodically throughout the growing season but will only give ripe fruit in the late fall and winter here.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 02:24 PM (UUBmN)

63 i had a persian lime tree thorns that left scars

i called him larry

most awesome titos with lime eva

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:26 PM (JFO2v)

64 did i say someting wrong

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:28 PM (JFO2v)

65 Do you know where it goes?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 02:22 PM

For some reason that seems preverted.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at April 04, 2020 02:28 PM (P1GvV)

66 Love grows where my rosemary goes.

Happy now?

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at April 04, 2020 02:28 PM (fTtFy)

67 Posted by: Sock Monkey...covid survivor at April 04, 2020 02:23 PM (NXJEt)


nouth augh fofdem

sorry, had my mask on - not a problem

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:28 PM (zr5Kq)

68 so kumquat is a citrus.

I too have some meyer lemon and kefir lime in pots and a mexican lime in a pot.
In ground is a sour orange, a satsuma and a citrus tree that is green on the rind and orange and fairly sweet inside and i have yet to be able to identify.
I make a fine marmalade with the citrus in ground if i can beat the local vermin to it.

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:29 PM (g0/2p)

69 rhennigantx,

Ah, the thorns...yes, citrus trees have thorns that put roses to shame. I think some of the thorns on my Meyer lemon are over 2". What's a little blood sacrifice to get fresh citrus?//

Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 02:30 PM (UUBmN)

70 Parsley, oregano and basil are my favorite herbs, can put them in every salad.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 02:30 PM (ZCEU2)

71 Jake, I love all of them!

I couldn't find a suitable gnome so I'm going with a dagon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 02:30 PM (Dc2NZ)

72 still a little chilly in the Berkshires for plants

you southern folk are a lucky bunch

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 02:30 PM (rpxSz)

73 Not Dagon! Would not have graven image of an Old One! *looks over shoulder*

Dragon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 02:30 PM (Dc2NZ)

74 kumquat noun old english

to silence or muffle your girlfriend when fucking around with her parents right downstairs

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:32 PM (JFO2v)

75


still a little chilly in the Berkshires for plants

===

*I read that as : little chilly for pants...which would be weird


Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:32 PM (zr5Kq)

76 WE have some of our yard trimmed, plants are on their own. We will spend rest of day inside observing social distancing form those pollen-carrying botanical bastages. Mrs. E has her maskmaking materials in her favorite colors, black and purple. In about an hour or so I intend to eat leftovers like a hog in a slopbucket.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 02:32 PM (XhWtx)

77 to silence or muffle your girlfriend when fucking around with her parents right downstairs
---

That's an open-minded GF ya got there!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 02:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

78 69 rhennigantx,

Ah, the thorns...yes, citrus trees have thorns that put roses to shame. I think some of the thorns on my Meyer lemon are over 2". What's a little blood sacrifice to get fresh citrus?//
Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 02:30 PM (UUBmN)

When I would cut open the limes it was an explosion. And the oil from the skin would stay on your hands for hours.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:33 PM (JFO2v)

79 Kumquat is a small citrus with fruit usually under 1". You can get sour and sweet varieties. I have a sweet. The fruit is eaten whole, rind and all. In the sweet variety the rind is sweet. Very good imo. It leave a long, lingering aftertaste on the palate from the oils.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 04, 2020 02:33 PM (UUBmN)

80 77 to silence or muffle your girlfriend when fucking around with her parents right downstairs
---

That's an open-minded GF ya got there!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 02:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

alternative was orgasm screams the neighbor could hear

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:34 PM (JFO2v)

81
i wear my welding gloves when selecting my citrus.....saves cleanup

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:34 PM (g0/2p)

82 *I read that as : little chilly for pants...which would be weird


Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:32 PM (zr5Kq)

I water my pants and plants

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 02:35 PM (rpxSz)

83 Was watering plants this morning and saw that I had three pineapples (spring in central florida).
Also a couple of bug bunches of Namwa bananas starting to get fat. They bloomed in the fall, overwintered, and are starting to grow again.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 04, 2020 02:35 PM (1g7ch)

84 81
i wear my welding gloves when selecting my citrus.....saves cleanup
Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:34 PM (g0/2p)

I read that as wedding gloves

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:35 PM (JFO2v)

85 I water my pants and plants
Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 02:35 PM (rpxSz)

it depends if i do

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:36 PM (JFO2v)

86 i wear my welding gloves when selecting my citrus.....saves cleanup
Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:34 PM (g0/2p)

that's hot

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 02:36 PM (rpxSz)

87 alternative was orgasm screams the neighbor could hear
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:34 PM (JFO2v)
--
One kumquat for each parent you're f*cking around with.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 02:36 PM (Dc2NZ)

88 Southern climate is nice. Going south in winter from northern territories - get off the plane and immediately surrounded by sunshine, humidity flowering plants and palm trees. Puts you in vacation mood immediately, and even if it's ten in the morning you reach for that coco-loco.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:36 PM (zr5Kq)

89 86 i wear my welding gloves when selecting my citrus.....saves cleanup
Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:34 PM (g0/2p)

that's hot
Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 02:36 PM (rpxSz)

AoSHQ

porno of the mind

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:37 PM (JFO2v)

90 *i like the word "immediately", so I used it twice.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:38 PM (zr5Kq)

91
It's hot when the rod is almost touching the steel...

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:39 PM (g0/2p)

92 88 Southern climate is nice. Going south in winter from northern territories - get off the plane and immediately surrounded by sunshine, humidity flowering plants and palm trees. Puts you in vacation mood immediately, and even if it's ten in the morning you reach for that coco-loco.
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:36 PM (zr5Kq)

rum its what for bfast

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:39 PM (JFO2v)

93 This is why I am not for giving California away. It has a nice climate and great farms.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:39 PM (zr5Kq)

94 93 This is why I am not for giving California away. It has a nice climate and great farms.
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:39 PM (zr5Kq)

neutron bomb would work

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:40 PM (JFO2v)

95 rum its what for bfast
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:39 PM (JFO2v)


coco-loco has rum

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:40 PM (zr5Kq)

96 95 rum its what for bfast
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:39 PM (JFO2v)


coco-loco has rum
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:40 PM (zr5Kq)

I was think of that shit in white bottle

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:42 PM (JFO2v)

97 1:16 TO 2:42 NOT EVEN 100 COMMENTS

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:43 PM (JFO2v)

98 rainy day...

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:43 PM (g0/2p)

99 ran to get lunch
they were playing madmen
I said i remember when you could smoke in office
so smartass says and beat your wife
i said yep with stick smaller than your thumb

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:45 PM (JFO2v)

100 centurian

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:46 PM (JFO2v)

101 98 rainy day...
Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:43 PM (g0/2p)

yesterday was not lovely day

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:46 PM (JFO2v)

102 98 rainy day...
Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:43 PM (g0/2p)

no one to lean on

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:46 PM (JFO2v)

103 Did Cuomo buy C-Span? Damn, I know he's running for presnit, but....damn. More I see him less more I despise him, and I started out really NOT liking him.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 02:47 PM (XhWtx)

104 Is there a way to get to old side bar items like the animal stuff? Or are they all lost in time like tears in rain?

Posted by: banana Dream at April 04, 2020 02:48 PM (l6b3d)

105 103 Did Cuomo buy C-Span? Damn, I know he's running for presnit, but....damn. More I see him less more I despise him, and I started out really NOT liking him.
Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 02:47 PM (XhWtx)

I hear he is running for supreme national commander and coming for our respirators.

We have a monument for the last guy that did that.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:49 PM (JFO2v)

106 Coco-Loco :

2 ounce Tequila (Silver)
1 ounce Gin
1 ounce White Rum
2 ounces Pineapple Juice
1 teaspoon Simple Syrup
½ Lime
1 cup Ice

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:52 PM (zr5Kq)

107 breakfast...?

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 02:53 PM (g0/2p)

108 The XO bought me a couple pots of pansies and a baby Black Knight butterfly bush Wednesday. Thursday afternoon, I brought the Black Knight in because we were supposed to get wind and wintry mix. I figured the pansies could stand a little cold. Brought the pansies in yesterday. A little chill, yes. 27°, the poor things were frozen. They've recovered, but that wintry mix was nasty.

Every year, I plant a small herb garden in pots by my driveway so I can run my hands through the herbs to enjoy the smell. The creeping thyme has now endured at least five Nebraska winters and is greening up nicely. I can't cook with it, but the tiny pink flowers are pretty. Around Mother's Day, I will clean up the other pots then plant sweet basil, lavender, Greek thyme, rosemary, curry plant, and one of two others. In a separate pot, I will stuff two or three parsley plants for the swallowtail s to lay their eggs on. Since I've run out of dogs, I'm going to plant some cat mint in the actual ground. Left alone, the cat mint will expand from season to season, and the bees love the flowers.

If the oldest grandson comes through with offer of help, I'll plant some purple coneflowers and sunflowers for the goldfinches.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 04, 2020 02:53 PM (w96zf)

109 ha

In West Virginia, Monongalia County Health Department restricts liquor sales to state residents: In a press release, the health department cited Pennsylvania, whose governor closed liquor stores last month, because of its proximity to Monongalia County and north central West Virginia and its higher rate of coronavirus infection.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:54 PM (JFO2v)

110 Coco-loco, dark rum version (which i prefer) :

3/4 ounce dark rum
3/4 ounce coconut rum
1/2 ounce cream of coconut
1/2 ounce papaya nectar (optional)
1/2 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce pineapple juice
1/4 ounce grenadine
1/2 banana (optional)
Ice

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:55 PM (zr5Kq)

111 this thread slower than a blue hair in left lane on I95

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 02:56 PM (JFO2v)

112 And the wife's langka (jackfruit) might produce this year. It has a lot of smaller psuedo fruit and a couple that look different and getting larger.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 04, 2020 02:56 PM (1g7ch)

113 rennigantx @ 105- The guy just drones on and on and has an icon of FDR next to him. Dead giveaway.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 03:00 PM (XhWtx)

114 110 Coco-loco, dark rum version (which i prefer) :

3/4 ounce dark rum
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 02:55 PM (zr5Kq)


Mount Gay, I presume

Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 03:02 PM (rpxSz)

115 113 rennigantx @ 105- The guy just drones on and on and has an icon of FDR next to him. Dead giveaway.
Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 03:00 PM (XhWtx)

he gonna inter the Chinese??

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:02 PM (JFO2v)

116 Thank you for the information on herbs! As a CBD- style gardener, my season is usually measured by how many cilantro plants I kill...(never can get them large enough to actually harvest anything).

Also, saw a large groundhog today in my backyard. This means war! I will be covering the holes in the fence that he darted through!

Posted by: Iris at April 04, 2020 03:02 PM (6lKe4)

117
getting back to the gardening thread, a useful way to use grapefruits is to use however much squeezed garapefruit juice with an approximate amount of your favorite rum.

Muddle a little or a lot of mint in a pitcher, add juice and hard juice and adjust with lime.

quite good.

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 03:02 PM (Dyxt+)

118 113 rennigantx @ 105- The guy just drones on and on and has an icon of FDR next to him. Dead giveaway.
Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 03:00 PM (XhWtx)

cut the money supply by 65%

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:03 PM (JFO2v)

119 Mount Gay, I presume
Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 03:02 PM (rpxSz)


you presume correctly, won't touch anything else

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:05 PM (zr5Kq)

120 116 Thank you for the information on herbs! As a CBD- style gardener, my season is usually measured by how many cilantro plants I kill...(never can get them large enough to actually harvest anything).

Also, saw a large groundhog today in my backyard. This means war! I will be covering the holes in the fence that he darted through!

Posted by: Iris at April 04, 2020 03:02 PM (6lKe4)

my wife saw mike the marmot on a run one day

their real

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:05 PM (JFO2v)

121 Oh, very nice - grapefruit and dark rum. I'll try that.

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:06 PM (zr5Kq)

122 119 Mount Gay, I presume
Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 03:02 PM (rpxSz)


you presume correctly, won't touch anything else
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:05 PM (zr5Kq)

barbancourt I cant keep it at the house

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:06 PM (JFO2v)

123 119 Mount Gay, I presume
Posted by: REDACTED at April 04, 2020 03:02 PM (rpxSz)


you presume correctly, won't touch anything else
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:05 PM (zr5Kq)

we call anejo brown bottle flu

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:08 PM (JFO2v)

124 Not Dagon! Would not have graven image of an Old One! *looks over shoulder*


Dragon.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 02:30 PM (Dc2NZ)



A co worker was telling me a story about her mom's garden gnome that she was creeped out by, and eventually kicked across the yard and threw away.
She mentioned that the term in Spanish was Duende, and proceeded to tell me about Mexican Duendes.

Those are like the stories about fairie folk and kobolds before they got all sparkly and cute.


Posted by: Kindltot at April 04, 2020 03:08 PM (rb4zU)

125 Iris @ 116- Charlie didn't come through the wire. He tunneled in.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 03:08 PM (XhWtx)

126
the older Barbancourts are reserved for sipping!

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 03:08 PM (Dyxt+)

127 126
the older Barbancourts are reserved for sipping!
Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 03:08 PM (Dyxt+)

sipping

chugging straight from bottle

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:09 PM (JFO2v)

128 Does that wood walkway in the pic have have another name besides "wood walkway"?

Wood path, pathway. Something? I would like to build one.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 03:09 PM (59YkD)

129 you must be well off Rtx...

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 03:11 PM (Dyxt+)

130 129 you must be well off Rtx...
Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 03:11 PM (Dyxt+)

ive stash away a few shekels

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:12 PM (JFO2v)

131 Boardwalk?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 04, 2020 03:14 PM (1g7ch)

132
por su puesto...

and some pesos...

Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 03:15 PM (XVYfL)

133 131 Boardwalk?
Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 04, 2020 03:14 PM (1g7ch)

More like Baltic

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:15 PM (JFO2v)

134 right, gardening related, there is an excellent, most authentic Rum Punch recipe in The Deplorable Gourmet. Check it out !

Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:18 PM (zr5Kq)

135 132
por su puesto...

and some pesos...
Posted by: walking distance from the Alamo at April 04, 2020 03:15 PM (XVYfL)

I remember when to took off 2 0

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:18 PM (JFO2v)

136 What beautiful flowers, Neal in Israel! The only thing missing from the first photo is a sleeping princess. It really looks like the illustration from a children's book.

The clementine blossoms remind me of daffodils.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 04, 2020 03:20 PM (/+bwe)

137 134 right, gardening related, there is an excellent, most authentic Rum Punch recipe in The Deplorable Gourmet. Check it out !
Posted by: runner at April 04, 2020 03:18 PM (zr5Kq)

less gardening here than antarctica


Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:20 PM (JFO2v)

138 136 What beautiful flowers, Neal in Israel! The only thing missing from the first photo is a sleeping princess. It really looks like the illustration from a children's book.

The clementine blossoms remind me of daffodils.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 04, 2020 03:20 PM (/+bwe)

forced kiss on a sleeping girl

never read my daughter that tale

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:21 PM (JFO2v)

139 There is no WuhanFlu in Antarctica.

They are Ice-olated!

Posted by: Kindltot at April 04, 2020 03:22 PM (rb4zU)

140 forced kiss on a sleeping girl

never read my daughter that tale
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 04, 2020 03:21 PM

Sleeping Beauty? If so, wrong story.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 04, 2020 03:22 PM (/+bwe)

141 President Trump and state leaders take steps to protect homeowners during covid19. If this was kqueern hellary, the 'state' would seize your home and give it to a more deserving and diverse family.

Posted by: Eromero at April 04, 2020 03:23 PM (XhWtx)

142 I brought home two bags of mulch and three of potting soil for vegetables. It's hard not to be fooled by the warm days, but it's not safe yet from frost.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 04, 2020 03:24 PM (/+bwe)

143 What is a cyber peony? The stem looks like a tree peony but the leaves don't.

Posted by: oneredquilt at April 04, 2020 03:36 PM (YFDTN)

144 Busy day at Che Blake.

Picked up another half wine barrel, drilled holes in the bottom, filled with bark roughly a third of the way, potting/raised planter soil the rest of the way, topped off by a tomato plant.

Did this times 2 this morning.

Beef Steak and Better Boy tomatoes. Cut back this year as the last time I put in tomato plants, I overdid it and we had far more tomatoes than we could use. Though, I did cook them down into some great tomato sauce and freeze for later use.

Then, I planted some Begonia's and some other random flowers in the raised bed in front of the house.

Fun morning!

By the way, Lowes was as busy as I've ever seen it today.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at April 04, 2020 04:06 PM (WEBkv)

145 Micro greens. Can be anything from baby herbs or lettuces varieties. The red looks like Bull's Blood.

Posted by: John Juan at April 04, 2020 06:16 PM (SwRix)

146 From Idaho's Treasure Valley (Boise area): I've been tearing up patches of dead sod, but I'm limited by what fits in the trash each week. After removing the second batch this week, today we got to put down grass seed and compost in those areas. Still more to do. Expecting rain tomorrow so hopefully it will start getting watered in. Neighborhood irrigation not expected till mid-month.

I put some chelated iron solution on all the blue spruce starts, and the smaller lilacs (which are leafing *and* budding!). They all have poor color; I decided that would help. I'll put some on larger lilacs later, if they look pale.

Potatoes got planted last Saturday - 1 cloth pot of tiny Purple Majesty that we found (we grew them in previous years) - 2 pots of newly bought Yukon Gold - 7 pots of fingerlings 'Princess La Ratte', which were saved from last year.

Husband put some weed 'N' feed on parts of the back lawn. He also topped up 2 raised beds that needed soil added, so I could start planting! These got planted yesterday (when I say "row", that's about 8 feet):
2 rows shelling peas 'Easy Peasy'
1/2 row with 20 green onion starts (will add another 1/2 row, once a week for 4 weeks)
1 row each lettuce 'Buttercrunch' and spinach 'Correnta Hybrid'
1/3 row radishes 'Cherry Belle' (will add another 1/3 row, once a week for 3 weeks)
1/3 row each: carrots 'Little Finger' orange, 'Yellowstone' yellow, 'Nutri-Red' red, and 'Purple 68 F1' purple (will add another 1/3 row to each, once a week for 3 weeks)
and a pot by my back door with Miner's Lettuce, which used to grow wild in my yard in Redwood City, CA.

We took 6 half-pint jars of last fall's insipid chokecherry gel (not quite syrup, not quite jelly, not quite flavorful...) and whisked it into a half-gallon of red raspberry juice. We didn't even need to add any more sugar, just turned it into 12 half-pint jars of syrup and canned it up.

The indoor starts continue to grow slowly. Trying to remember how many types of tomato starts we have! - we bought 2 Roma plants from Bonnie Plants (Home Depot) - some Roma seeds from a package we had - some 'Big Boy' seeds from a package we had - some Romas from seeds that S.Lynn gifted me - she also gifted me Brandywine seeds - I bought 'Indigo Blue Berries' cherry tomato seeds. I think that's all of them!

Outdoors, my lilies-of-the-valley are starting to come up, and the Johnny Jump-Up pansies smile at me as I head to the shed to get my gardening tools (there's even an all-yellow sport). The hyacinths behind the kitchen are fading, but the ones by the front sidewalk are opening up. Some of the tulips have buds but I don't expect those to bloom for 2 weeks yet.

Oh, and we had an earthquake this week, here in Idaho, only 80 miles northeast of my place! I did not expect that! And a 6.5, a jolt followed by a long roll, is nothing to sneeze at. I thought we left quakes behind in CA. Husband says 'it's the Rocky Mountains, they're still geologically active'. Fortunately nothing got damaged here.
***
Everybody remember - we are strong.
We are rough 'n' tough *Americans*!
We can improvise, adapt, overcome.
We can build over, build under, build around.
We will make plans to endure - then we will make plans to be greater than before!

I did my part for the country by staying healthy so I could donate blood this week.

(If anybody is in a location where vegetable seeds are "non-essential goods" by order of their governor (*cough* Vermont), I give KT permission to put us in contact with each other - if I have the seeds you need, I will mail you some.)

Posted by: Pat* at April 04, 2020 06:28 PM (2pX/F)

147 Thanks, Pat*

Posted by: KT at April 04, 2020 06:37 PM (BVQ+1)

148 Sorry, lost track, still back on the coco-loco mixing

Posted by: Bobmark at April 04, 2020 07:44 PM (o7rzE)

149 Thanks to everyone trying to identify the mystery plant. It is definitely not rosemary, and in fact, has no odor of any kind.

It is growing under the pot lights, which are working quite as advertised. I have a 4 inch tall pepper plant with peppers and an 8 inch tall tomato plant that has a tomato, thus far marble sized. I tried telling it that it is far to small to be setting actual fruit but I suspect this whole "talk to your plants" thing is actually hippie hooey.

If I was any good at this gardening thing I would be keeping notes on how well each different light with its different frequencies is working, but I am not good.

My wife serenely says that it's fine and I do not need to worry. I think she is just anticipating harvesting tomatoes in May, which is usually a July event here.

Posted by: Gordon at April 04, 2020 08:47 PM (aa9hc)

The Mask [KT]

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Fashion Masks - Old News (February)

March's mask theme: Sew face masks for medical professionals.

A good idea, really. It was hard for importers to get permits to import, for one thing.

Maybe now that it's April, we can sew some for ourselves, our friends and our neighbors, too. Several companies are supplying masks to medical professionals now. The CDC is expected to endorse cloth masks for civilians. Any day now. I did a search for "mask" and "CDC" at Instapundit. Interesting.

*** CDC Stages of masking grief ***

Denial: Don't wear masks, they don't work

Anger: you're wasting masks and your selfishness will kill doctors

Depression: All the masks are gone

Bargaining: What if people use bandanas?

Acceptance: Everyone wear masks all the time

Larro has been busy:

Help! I'm being held captive...

In the QuiltCave!!!

--forced to cut fabrics for adult and children's face masks
Destined for Dallas Children's Hospital, I think. My wife is a mean task master!!!

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mask2l.jpg

I think this is an Apple pattern. There are several other designs. Anybody else sewing them? There are also styles that require no sewing. I think I would prefer one where the fabric overlapped over the mouth area.

Bulldog at Maggie's Farm is Covid Positive. He describes his experiences with the illness.

I KNEW I was going to get it. That was the point of my original article. If you believe you can avoid it, you're fooling yourself. I DO NOT believe social distancing works. But don't worry - the politicians and other liars will convince you it's working.

He makes some good points. I think that masks still have a place, because I think that the initial dose of virus may make a difference in the severity of the illness you get if you are infected. Common sense suggests that a mask would keep larger virus-laden droplets out. And of course, it may be important to reduce the speed of infection in areas where health care may be overwhelmed, by not coughing and sneezing on people. It is a bad idea to have all your health care workers infected at the same time.

It seems to me that a lot of deaths are being connected to "super-spreader events". Were there high amounts of virus in the air there? And many of the younger victims seem to be health care professionals who were likely exposed to high doses of the virus.

Before the cowpox vaccine for smallpox, people in some countries "vaccinated" children with small doses of live smallpox. Wonder if we could determine the level of antibodies to the coronavirus which would indicate immunity after low-level exposure? Wonder if this virus follows the pattern of milder disease with a lower initial dose of virus?

Addendum: if you are actually trying not to get the virus, a mask reminds you not to touch your face.

Some notes from abroad

In India, a religious gathering featuring visitors from Indonesia became a "super-spreader event" for the Coronavirus. Doctors and nurses have been tasked with tracking down contacts of COVID patients as well as treating the ill. They are being attacked in Muslim-dominated areas. They wear masks.

Sweden is staying with its controversial course of avoiding lock-downs. A lot of people seem to be going without masks. Do you think their strategy will pay off in the long run? Would a similar strategy be possible in the USA, now or in the near future?

France, March 24: French 'confinement' is now approaching house arrest.

France, April 1: Coronavirus brings out the worst in France?

Snitches, nurses being threatened, blaming the capitalist elite and Jews.

The virus's impact on French political attitudes has been, from my perspective, mostly appalling:
A big majority of the country wants a more powerful protective state to emerge from the crisis. More than 70 per cent want the state to curb capitalism and nationalise key sectors, according to a Viavoice poll for today's Liberation newspaper. A similar reflex led Charles de Gaulle to nationalise big industries after the German occupation. Over half the country wants to impose tight curbs on foreign goods, whether from Europe or beyond, the poll found.
I can't explain what "curbing capitalism" has to do with the COVID-19 virus. The predominant French reaction seems to be, "The government is corrupt, it lies about everything and betrays its citizens, let's give it more power!"

In tune with the public, Mr Macron proclaimed this week that the pandemic has "changed the world" and signalled the return of the protective state in the face of globalisation. "We must produce more in France and reduce our dependence" on imported goods, he said. In his declaration of war against the virus on March 12, he promised a break with the past. "There are goods and services that must be placed beyond the laws of the market place."
Notice he is talking about producing in France, not the EU. The coronavirus might bring about the demise of the European Union, or at least its diminution-if so, one of its few happy effects.

And police still can't enforce the "confinement" in Muslim neighborhoods.

While we're at Powerline, how about some cartoons and such from Steven Hayward? The Week in Pictures: The Great Hunkering

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Midweek in pictures: April Fools Day

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Bonus, last week: Life is Zoom-ing by

Featuring the disappearing Joe Biden.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs

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1 Morning.

I noodles.

Posted by: Robert heats what he wants to hear at April 04, 2020 11:17 AM (9GniR)

2 Noodles?

Nooded.

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:18 AM (9GniR)

3 So spacious.

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:18 AM (9GniR)

4 Willowed and on topic:

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would like to be able to get a haircut.

-

We can't risk it, citizen. You might come in contact with someone who might come in contact with someone who cares for an elderly person, and that person might not wash his hands or wear a mask during the performance of his duties.

(now go for a drive and notice the age of the people also driving around)

Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at April 04, 2020 11:19 AM (YCAti)

5 Puts feet up on coffee table

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:19 AM (9GniR)

6 For those of you who are sewing challenged, here is a video of how to make a simple mask from a bandana.

https://tinyurl.com/vxyjtex

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 11:21 AM (ZLI7S)

7 I have on pants but I feel like I should take them off.

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:21 AM (9GniR)

8 I want a werewolf mask.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 11:21 AM (Tnijr)

9 In the days of old, if you came into the bar wearing a bandana over your face you would be shot!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:21 AM (BiNEL)

10 Did anyone else hear that Trump fired Michael Atkisson? The Wuhan flu completely buried the story.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 04, 2020 11:21 AM (I99aF)

11 Are we supposed to wear masks when we go to banks?

Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at April 04, 2020 11:21 AM (YCAti)

12 I thought you said how to make a mask from a banana.

I'd wear a banana mask!

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:22 AM (9GniR)

13 I want a werewolf mask.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 11:21 AM (Tnijr)


I told nurse r she needed a roadrunner mask!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:22 AM (BiNEL)

14 If I wear a mask in public it will be to hold up the liquor store.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 04, 2020 11:22 AM (gd9RK)

15 Seeing very little "bargaining" and "acceptance".
That would require extinguishing the fire in one's hair.

Posted by: db at April 04, 2020 11:22 AM (E0PSG)

16 Is that person on the left in the top pic supposed to be a guy? I can't tell.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 04, 2020 11:22 AM (6ofTb)

17 I want a colander face like the Lord Humongous.

Or a Jason

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 04, 2020 11:22 AM (9TdxA)

18 I'd wear a banana mask!

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:22 AM (9GniR)


Mine keeps slipping off!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:22 AM (BiNEL)

19 If anyone sees CBD please let him know the Kindle version of Good Eats: The Early Years is $3 on Amazon.

Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at April 04, 2020 11:24 AM (YCAti)

20 Sorry to hear about Maggie's Farm guy but his moral equivalence crap is stupid and annoying.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 04, 2020 11:24 AM (H8QX8)

21 OK, how does wearing a mask help keep YOU safe, especially if you're around sick people and touching your face.

Posted by: Fortcoins at April 04, 2020 11:24 AM (JbL9Q)

22 Are we supposed to wear masks when we go to banks?
Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at April 04, 2020 11:21 AM (YCAti)

My bank will only allow people inside with an appointment, otherwise it's drive-thru or ATM is *shudders* online banking.

Online banking is only secure as your device.

Infected with a keylogger? Kiss your password and money goodbye.

Fuck online banking.

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:24 AM (9GniR)

23 Thinking nap time.
Said downstairs Philadelphia giving out tickets to people seeming outside doing nothing deemed necessary

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 11:24 AM (ZCEU2)

24 As long as it is voluntary to wear a mask, I won't. If it is made mandatory, I will find a humorous defiant mask.

Someone yesterday said they would be making MAGA and Trump 2020 masks.

Posted by: AmericqnKestrel at April 04, 2020 11:24 AM (IDhUW)

25 I'd wear a banana mask!

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:22 AM (9GniR)


Those are quite apeeling!

Posted by: db at April 04, 2020 11:24 AM (E0PSG)

26 Don't let sick people touch your face if you're allergic to sick people touching your face.

Posted by: Moron Robbie got the Kung Flu Grippe at April 04, 2020 11:25 AM (YCAti)

27 Eyes Wide Shut masks would be cool.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 04, 2020 11:25 AM (PUmDY)

28 Best analogy for the mask craze:

If you aren't wearing a mask, it's like having a hundred machine guns firing at you.

If you wear a mask, it's like having only one machine gun firing at you.

You're fooling yourself if you think it's going to make you less dead.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:25 AM (hku12)

29 "The virus's impact on French political attitudes has been, from my perspective, mostly appalling:
A big majority of the country wants a more powerful protective state to emerge from the crisis. More than 70 per cent want the state to curb capitalism and nationalise key sectors..."

Brings to mind the rousing patriotic scene from "Casablanca," doesn't it?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 04, 2020 11:26 AM (H8QX8)

30 >>Did anyone else hear that Trump fired Michael Atkisson? The Wuhan flu completely buried the story.

I heard. Should be interesting to see how Democrats and the media respond.

His testimony to the House has still not been released.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 11:26 AM (ZLI7S)

31 You're fooling yourself if you think it's going to make you less dead.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:25 AM (hku12)


They are to protect others from your infected ass

Posted by: db at April 04, 2020 11:26 AM (E0PSG)

32 The media was always lying about masks. If they sucked and were useless, , why push the immunocompromised to wear them and why make sure medical people wear them around people with respiratory illnesses?

Posted by: CN at April 04, 2020 11:27 AM (ONvIw)

33 There's a spider on my monitor. Do I freak out and scream and call somebody to get it? No, I just leave it there. It'll go away.

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 11:27 AM (Tnijr)

34 dbs were a great band

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 04, 2020 11:27 AM (PUmDY)

35 6 For those of you who are sewing challenged, here is a video of how to make a simple mask from a bandana.

https://tinyurl.com/vxyjtex
Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 11:21 AM (ZLI7S)
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This is genius!

I don't know how effective it is, but it will do in a pinch. I only have four 3M dust masks and one N100 respirator, which I am saving for the inevitable caravan across a desolate wasteland.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 11:27 AM (Dc2NZ)

36 Yay! Another mask effectiveness thread! Is my biker bones hoorag a good choice or in bad taste?

Posted by: rammajamma at April 04, 2020 11:28 AM (SwWMX)

37 OK, how does wearing a mask help keep YOU safe, especially if you're around sick people and touching your face.
Posted by: Fortcoins at April 04, 2020 11:24 AM (JbL9Q)



It doesn't. It. Just. Doesn't.

But we have to go through this phase. I like the five stages of mask grief above, except acceptance is "We're in a communist state now, so learn to make it fashionable."

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:28 AM (hku12)

38 My problem with wearing a mask is that I have a beard that Moses would envy. And I ain't shaving it off. I reckon I should hope that my beard will help with filtering the air. Besides, I hate wearing a mask.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at April 04, 2020 11:28 AM (R5lpX)

39 Burka for the win!

Posted by: rammajamma at April 04, 2020 11:28 AM (SwWMX)

40 I only hand stitch but I'm gonna give it a try

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 11:29 AM (G546f)

41

Ugh, the male kinda looks like camera Hogg in the eyes.

The young gal is a cutie. In fact, if she had dazzling, green eyes to go with the rest of her coloring, ouch.

Posted by: teej at April 04, 2020 11:29 AM (DMcz+)

42 The trick to this lock down was getting everyone to beleave the virus if you got it you had a high chance of it being your demise.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 11:29 AM (ZCEU2)

43 Mask-Free or DIE.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 04, 2020 11:29 AM (59YkD)

44 Thought it was Boss Hogg too

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 11:30 AM (ZCEU2)

45 His testimony to the House has still not been released.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 11:26 AM (ZLI7S)


And isn't the FISA court (finally) trying to cover up the complicity by asking for more information from the FBI about the dirty warrants?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:30 AM (BiNEL)

46 Speaking of historic vaccination techniques, remember the vaccination scene in the "John Adams" miniseries? Yecch.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 11:30 AM (g8Yc+)

47 You're fooling yourself if you think it's going to make you less dead.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:25 AM (hku12)

They are to protect others from your infected ass
Posted by: db at April 04, 2020 11:26 AM (E0PSG)


I'm not infected.

But if it makes YOU feel better, then sure, let's all go around forcing others to provide you with comfort.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:30 AM (hku12)

48 He's too pretty to be Hogg. Maybe Brook Shield's sister?

Posted by: freaked at April 04, 2020 11:31 AM (Tnijr)

49 WE'RE ALL GONNA DIIIIIIEEEEEE!!!!!!*

*in #twoweeks

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

50 Said beards might increase the factor. Stay clean, out of crowds and hope for the best

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 11:31 AM (ZCEU2)

51 Burka for the win!
Posted by: rammajamma at April 04, 2020 11:28 AM (SwWMX)


Exactly. Let's stop fooling around with this.

It's for the children.

Don't you.... LOVE your children???

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:31 AM (hku12)

52 If I have to wear a mask, it's a plague doctor mask or bust.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at April 04, 2020 11:32 AM (rCwaK)

53 Well, what is America's response to the virus? Looks like, yessir, whatever you say sir. I understand that but also think we should be vocal about knowing our rights are being denied us and we expect them back.

Also, in the spirit of not letting a crisis go to waste we should be demanding the restorations of some of the freedoms/ responsibilities we've already given up that belong to states and individuals.

Posted by: AmericqnKestrel at April 04, 2020 11:32 AM (IDhUW)

54 I like that Mask free or die line - I wonder if I can get that on a license plate?

Posted by: rammajamma at April 04, 2020 11:32 AM (SwWMX)

55 >>And isn't the FISA court (finally) trying to cover up the complicity by asking for more information from the FBI about the dirty warrants?

Do you know where Atkinson worked before he was the ICIG?

He worked for the DOJ in the National Security Division helping oversee FISA applications.

Funny that.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 04, 2020 11:32 AM (ZLI7S)

56 "I commute, via train, every day. I went to the bank. I was playing poker one night with 50 people at a bar the week before being sent home (...) If you believe you can avoid it, you're fooling yourself. I DO NOT believe social distancing works. But don't worry - they politicians and other liars will convince you it's working."

Clearly I'm missing something, because commuting via train daily and playing poker with 50 people at a bar does not sound to me like a failure of social distancing.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 11:32 AM (t+qrx)

57 I pimped this in the last thread, but it was almost dead, so I'll pimp in this thread and again tomorrow in the Book Thread:

Moe Lane, formerly the best writer at RedState, has written a novel and is Kickstarting it to help pay for all the pesky things like artwork and ISBN numbers. It's a post-apocalyptic noir fantasy detective novel. Wizards and Elves AND trenchcoat-wearing flatfoots.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moelane/frozen-dreams-a-novel?ref=user_menu

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at April 04, 2020 11:33 AM (ijEPD)

58 Clearly I'm missing something, because commuting via train daily and playing poker with 50 people at a bar does not sound to me like a failure of social distancing.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 11:32 AM (t+qrx)
----
The royal flush made it all worth it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 11:33 AM (Dc2NZ)

59 Jim Acosta has earned a promotion.

He is now officially a Loathsome Asshole Toad:

Here he is interrupting Dr. Birx at a press conference in order to blame President Trump.

https://tinyurl.com/tz2c3l9

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at April 04, 2020 11:33 AM (T09ml)

60 And did I look to see there were only five comments and put down my under-10 marker, or did I foolishly read the content first? "♪ Only a Moron knows for sure." Anyway...

Last few times we went out, we wore no masks.

I'd thought of wrapping my scarf around my face, but it was too warm (then; now it's ~35°.

Some folks, usually older, were wearing masks. About 25% I'd say. Good for them. They're probably carriers.

Next outing, I was thinking of at least having a train-robber bandana mask - with my trenchcoat and cowboyish hat. Alas, not packing two six-guns. Or spurs.

There's a very good possibility that some form of this bug swept through our area (NE Okla) 'way back in December, when many folks had the sniffles, and the docs were talking about "an as-yet unidentified virus." Wasn't too deadly, or else no one was connecting dots. Think we may have had it.

Whether we got inoculated then, or became carriers, or more vulnerable, who knows? I just take my B vitamins in the morning and avoid humanity as much as possible - as usual.

Posted by: mindful webworker
a webwork by any other name would something something
at April 04, 2020 11:34 AM (AoLFQ)

61 We see you without your mask. Shame.

Posted by: NextDoor at April 04, 2020 11:34 AM (EgshT)

62 I'm not infected.

But if it makes YOU feel better, then sure, let's all go around forcing others to provide you with comfort.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:30 AM (hku12)


Oh, really? Been tested? Been out in public in the last two weeks?

Posted by: db at April 04, 2020 11:34 AM (E0PSG)

63 speaking of India, their health ministry.released a how to make masks and use them that is usefully low tech

like an idiot I lost the link

anyway for sanitizing cloth masks they recommend pressure cooker or hoil for 15 min (adding salt is helpful)

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 11:34 AM (G546f)

64 Clearly I'm missing something, because commuting via train daily and playing poker with 50 people at a bar does not sound to me like a failure of social distancing.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 04, 2020 11:32 AM (t+qrx)

Yeah, I stopped listening to him pretty quickly.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 04, 2020 11:34 AM (H8QX8)

65 For those of us who spend early spring as coughing, sneezing, and itching martyrs to tree pollen allergies: I'll wear a mask soon to keep everyone else from freaking out.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 04, 2020 11:35 AM (MIKMs)

66 For any SE PA Morons: At the Shady Maple Market in East Earl PA (one of the largest groceries on the East Coast btw) a fight broke out at the deli counter on Thursday. A woman cut into the line at the deli and then berated another woman for failing to maintain the proper distance. First woman then struck second woman in the face and fled the store. She drove a late model, silver Volvo station wagon. Police are searching for the miscreant.

My cousin vehemently denied she was woman #1 as she would never hit anyone with an open fist.

(all of this is true btw)

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 11:35 AM (Y4EXg)

67 A big majority of the country wants a more powerful protective state to
emerge from the crisis. More than 70 per cent want the state to curb
capitalism and nationalise key sectors, according to a Viavoice poll for
today's Liberation newspaper.




Get rid of capitalism. Yeah, that ought to solve all of their problems

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 04, 2020 11:36 AM (IHjJr)

68
We took Val to the veterinary chiropractor this morning and they were kind enough to give me an extra mask.

These things are supposed to protect others from me, right? Because I can't see them protecting me from others.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 04, 2020 11:36 AM (7rVsF)

69 if everyone wears a mask we all keep most of our spit droplets to ourselves
so yeah it would help
of course it's the one asymptomatic unmasked person that screws everyone else

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 11:36 AM (G546f)

70 The young gal is a cutie. In fact, if she had dazzling, green eyes to go with the rest of her coloring, ouch.
Posted by: teej at April 04, 2020 11:29 AM (DMcz+)

Looks like she has bluish gray eyes.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 04, 2020 11:36 AM (SXmvw)

71 @16 I would not know. Just how fat IS your ass, anyway?
See what I'm sayin?

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 04, 2020 11:37 AM (8IOEj)

72 I have American flag themed head wraps that I could use.

That will likely be the extent of my defiance.

I would enjoy seeing plague dr masks and such.

Posted by: AmericqnKestrel at April 04, 2020 11:37 AM (IDhUW)

73 TonyPete LOL

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 04, 2020 11:37 AM (G546f)

74 WTF is an open fist?
I call that a hand.

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at April 04, 2020 11:37 AM (w7KSn)

75 Wear mask, mouth "fuck you" to everyone you see.

Or you can seductively lick your lips at the sight of every beautiful woman you see.

Make a little game of it.

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:37 AM (9GniR)

76 Here's fabric with virus design, for those so inclined:

https://www.spoonflower.com/tags/viruses

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 04, 2020 11:37 AM (Dc2NZ)

77 And police still can't enforce the "confinement" in Muslim neighborhoods.

Muslim women already wear masks all the time. And they're supposed to be, basically, confined to the home so as to not be touched by "male gaze". I'm surprised DeBlasio hasn't ordered everyone in NYC to convert yet.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 04, 2020 11:37 AM (ExV1e)

78 We should all make up our own KISS masks.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 04, 2020 11:38 AM (PUmDY)

79 I'm not infected.

But if it makes YOU feel better, then sure, let's all go around forcing others to provide you with comfort.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:30 AM (hku12)

Oh, really? Been tested? Been out in public in the last two weeks?
Posted by: db at April 04, 2020 11:34 AM (E0PSG)


Yes! I've been out in public. Go ahead and report me to the gestapo.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:38 AM (hku12)

80 Oh, and remember, the people who brought you the WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE projections for Wuhan virus used computer modeling.

The same people who brought us global warming.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at April 04, 2020 11:39 AM (T09ml)

81 Nooded.

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:18
----------------------
No you didn't. You Mooded.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 11:39 AM (Dhht7)

82 81 Nooded.

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:18
----------------------
No you didn't. You Mooded.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 11:39 AM (Dhht7)

Completely different udderance.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 11:40 AM (NWiLs)

83 For any SE PA Morons: At the Shady Maple Market in East Earl PA (one of the largest groceries on the East Coast btw) a fight broke out at the deli counter on Thursday.

FWIW, I've discovered Tuesdays evenings. You have the place to yourself. I was told that's normal, even before the plandemic.

Posted by: t-bird at April 04, 2020 11:40 AM (jyVW0)

84 Hey y'all - I just stumbled on to a weekend post from J.J. at his cross-posted site...
http://cutjibnewsletter.com/2020/04/04/dow-50000-with-this-one-neat-trick/

Posted by: doof2112 at April 04, 2020 11:40 AM (mZUr4)

85 Tonypete what are the odds a Amish person is carrying? Not much so it was a fairly safe cut in.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (ZCEU2)

86 Completely different udderance.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 11:40 AM (NWiLs)

Are we going to now milk this one for all it's worth?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (H8QX8)

87 My county of residence has a population density of 44 people/sq. mile.

Compare this to NYC with >27,000 people/sq. mile.


I'll wear a mask if I go to NYC.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (m45I2)

88 Morning teej

Posted by: AmericqnKestrel at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (IDhUW)

89 I remember there used to be a pro wrestler who used the Mr. Clean schtick to good effect.

Bald, dressed all in white and even had the ear ring.

He used to whoop up on Haystack Calhoun's fat ass.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (Z+IKu)

90 Yes! I've been out in public. Go ahead and report me to the gestapo.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:38 AM (hku12)


By the way, did you ever manage to get a mask, that you were crying about not being available just a few days ago?

Posted by: db at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (E0PSG)

91 Someone on this blog posted a beautiful line recently about all of us forced to behave like members of an hive society. And the response within days, here, is "well it's for our own good" - or the thinly veiled, "burn the witch" - looking at you db. The Founders are laughing at us from the beyond.

Posted by: rammajamma at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (SwWMX)

92 Ugh, fixing nic

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (IDhUW)

93 Or you can seductively lick your lips at the sight of every beautiful woman you see.

Make a little game of it.


Once it becomes a habit, better keep wearing a mask.

Posted by: t-bird at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (jyVW0)

94 Should we see if we can convince people that you have to wear a Propeller Beanie to keep safe or is that too 4-Chan?

Posted by: JB1000 at April 04, 2020 11:42 AM (geO1h)

95 Willowed:

Okay, here's further evidence that Chinese Wu Ping Cough was released from a Chinese lab.

Yeah, it's HotAir. But, it's a good article.

Be sure to watch the video at the bottom. Check out the timing of the listings for researchers.


https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-

2/2020/04/03/additional-evidence-coronavirus-

accidentally-released-chinese-lab/

(remove extra spaces)



This goes along with an article I saw roughly a week ago where a Chinese researcher released a paper stating that she believes that she'd found Patient Zero for COVID-19.

It was a Chinese researcher exposed to bat urine who subsequently got sick.

She disappeared the day after she published.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 04, 2020 11:42 AM (z0XD8)

96 I tried that mask from bandana and hair bands and it was a complete fail. I could not keep the bands over my ears.

My dad found a few old masks. One might be N-95, of course it is the one with with dry rotted ties, but I'm thinking maybe I can cut an old T-shirt to go over it. Polis wants everyone to wear masks here. I'm not clear if its on order yet. I may have some transparency films. I think the face shield would do more to protect from strangers sneezing and stop the unconscious face rubbing.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 04, 2020 11:42 AM (T9Hmo)

97 Wait until the zombie masks get out. Thinking creativity will be needed.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 11:42 AM (ZCEU2)

98 Are we going to now milk this one for all it's worth?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (H8QX
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The Cream of the Jest.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 11:42 AM (g8Yc+)

99 One Man can save us?

Is he calling SMOD?

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 04, 2020 11:43 AM (NgKpN)

100 I'm not infected.

But if it makes YOU feel better, then sure, let's all go around forcing others to provide you with comfort.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:30 AM (hku12)

Oh, really? Been tested? Been out in public in the last two weeks?
Posted by: db at April 04, 2020 11:34 AM (E0PSG)


Yes! I've been out in public. Go ahead and report me to the gestapo.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:38 AM (hku12)

Thank you for calling.

For instructions in English, press 1!

Para instrucciones en español, marque dos.

Posted by: Gestapo at April 04, 2020 11:43 AM (9GniR)

101 East Earl PA

Just down the road from Blue Ball.

And just up the road from Intercourse.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at April 04, 2020 11:43 AM (T09ml)

102
I just saw two shoppers at Sam's in the full hazmat bunny suit...they arrived in a prius

draw your own conclusions

Posted by: AltonJackson
Impeach Whitmer!!!
at April 04, 2020 11:43 AM (ttazl)

103 Completely different udderance.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 11:40 AM (NWiLs)

Are we going to now milk this one for all it's worth?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (H8QX


We really should mo-ve on from the bovine puns

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:43 AM (BiNEL)

104 Man Muldoon you're making me feel crowded here - we have 56 persons per square mile in my county!

Posted by: rammajamma at April 04, 2020 11:44 AM (SwWMX)

105 FWIW, I've discovered Tuesdays evenings. You have the place to yourself. I was told that's normal, even before the plandemic.
Posted by: t-bird

-----

Yep. Every Moron owes it to themselves to make a pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime if only to gaze upon the pretzel/potato chip aisle.

Truly, world class and nothing else like it.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 04, 2020 11:44 AM (Y4EXg)

106 Upside down flag masks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at April 04, 2020 11:44 AM (41rs/)

107 My county of residence has a population density of 44 people/sq. mile.

Compare this to NYC with >27,000 people/sq. mile.


I'll wear a mask if I go to NYC.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 04, 2020 11:41 AM (m45I2)


Damn. I just got an idea!

I won't go to New York City.

Oh well, guess I'll have to do without New York style Thai bagels at 4AM.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 04, 2020 11:45 AM (hku12)

108 I just saw two shoppers at Sam's in the full hazmat bunny suit...they arrived in a prius
draw your own conclusions
Posted by: AltonJackson
Impeach Whitmer!!!
at April 04, 2020 11:43 AM (ttazl)

Did they have the flap on the butt? You gotta have a butt flap....I mean.....you know.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 04, 2020 11:45 AM (Z+IKu)

109 Nooded.

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:18
----------------------
No you didn't. You Mooded.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 04, 2020 11:39 AM (Dhht7)

I bet no one who's dyslexic noticed.

Posted by: Robert at April 04, 2020 11:45 AM (9GniR)

110 We really should mo-ve on from the bovine puns
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 11:43 AM (BiNEL)

So you're dairying to push this further?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at April 04, 2020 11:45 AM (H8QX8)

111 And then it's gone, like the wind.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 04, 2020 11:45 AM (PUmDY)

112 East Earl PA
Just down the road from Blue Ball.
And just up the road from Intercourse.


More importantly, right next to the Sportsman's Shop (although I like Kerper's much better)

Posted by: t-bird at April 04, 2020 11:45 AM (jyVW0)

113 freaked: There's a spider on my monitor. Do I freak out and scream and call somebody to get it? No, I just leave it there. It'll go away.

Tiny innocent little wolf spider? Get your Mindful Webworks Bug-Trapper™ cup and escort the little guy outside.

Brown recluse? Flamethrower, probably not just the monitor, but the whole desk and its environs, practically a nuke it from space just to be sure thing.

Posted by: mindful webworker
a webwork by any other name would something something
at April 04, 2020 11:45 AM (AoLFQ)

114 Where our cabin is the county has 2.7 people per square mile.

If you can see another person through binoculars you need to don your mask.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 04, 2020 11:45 AM (m45I2)

115 91 Someone on this blog posted a beautiful line recently about all of us forced to behave like members of an hive society. And the response within days, here, is "well it's for our own good" - or the thinly veiled, "burn